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Leo Eckendorf

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, June 2, 1927. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Leo Eckendorf, Polonia, seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Eckendorf, died at St. Michael's Hospital Monday of cerebral meningitis.

Funeral services were conducted at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning at Sacred Heart church at Polonia by Rev. M. Klosowski of Almond. The remains were then buried in Sacred Heart cemetery. Casket bearers were George Blarek, Joseph Stroik, Edward Check and Theophil Check.

There are four other daughters and one son in the family. Mrs. Emile Bronk of Manitowoc, Mrs. Henry Szmaglik of Milwaukee, Mrs. John Mazoch of Sharon and Stanislaw and Dorothy who live with the parents.


Victor Eckendorf

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, October 20, 1963. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Victor Eckendorf, 79, Route 1, Custer, died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Hospital where he had been a patient for one day. He had been in ill health for the past four years but remained active until his death.

Friends may call at the Dzikoski Funeral Home after 6 tonight. The Holy Name Society of Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Polonia will recite a rosary at 8 tonight. Tuesday at 8 p.m. a general rosary will be recited.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church with burial to follow in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Eckendorf was born at Polonia Dec. 18, 1883, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Eckendorf. He attended Sacred Heart Parochial School at Polonia.

On June 8, 1903 he married the former Mary Platta at Sacred Heart Church. After their marriage, they settled on a farm in the town of Sharon where they continued to live after their retirement 10 years ago.

His parents, two sons, one daughter, three sisters and a brother preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Stanley, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Emil (Pearl) Bronk, Manitowoc, Mrs. John (Clara) Mozuch, Rosholt, Mrs. Henry (Susan) Smaglik, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Hilbert (Dorothy) Bergmann, Milwaukee; 24 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Frank (Josephine) Studzinski, town of Sharon; two half- sisters, Mrs. John (Clara) Karpinski, 208 Wadleigh St. and Mrs. Ben (Germaine) Zywicki, 311 Walker St.; and one half-brother, Joseph Jakubek, town of Sharon.

Pallbearers were Ralph and Conrad Groshek, Jerome Myska, Stanley Jakubek, Walter Ostrowski, and Leo Zywicki.


Joseph D. Eckman

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, October 13, 1960. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Joseph D. Eckman, 719 5th Ave., died at 6:40 Wednesday evening at St. Michael's Hospital, where he had been a patient since suffering a heart attack a week ago.

Mr. Eckman, who was 71, also suffered a heart attack a year ago, but was active until his latest illness.

A native of Portage County, he was born in the Town of Sharon on March 17, 1889, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Eckman. He attended Sacred Heart Parochial School at Polonia.

As a young man, he was a merchant seaman on the Great Lakes and later did farm work.

He was married to Anastasia Jezeski in March 1915 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Polonia. They settled on a farm in the Town of Stockton and then moved to Stevens Point.

Mr. Eckman was employed at the Stevens Point Pulp and Paper Co. mill at McDill until it closed, and then worked for the Lullabye Furniture Corp. He was caretaker at St Joseph's Convent before his retirement three years ago.

Mr. Eckman's first wife died July 5, 1931.

On July 12, 1932, he was married at St. Stanislaus' Catholic Church to Mrs. Ben Orlikowski, the former Pauline Karashinski, and they settled at the present family home.

Mr. Eckman was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Peter's Catholic Church..

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. George (Ramona) Kobishop, Whiting, and Mrs. George (Patricia) Mrozinski, 615 6th Ave.; two gradnchildren; seven stepchildren, Myron Orlikowski, Ellis, Emerick Orlikowski, Chicago, Gerald Orlikowski, Wausau, Mrs. Albert (Irene) Walukones, Glendale, Ariz., Mrs. John (Dorothy) Edwards, St. Maries, Idaho, Mrs. Edward (Ramona) Kubicki, 665 Prentice St., and Mrs. Frank (Lucille) Kubicki, 612 Prentice St.

Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Dora Tafelski, 924 Welsby Ave., and two brothers, John
Eckman, 702 Prentice St., and Edward Eckman, address unknown.

An infant daughter, three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Mr. Eckman’s funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Church, with burial following in Guardian Angel Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dzikoski Funeral Home after 6 o’clock this evening.

The Holy Name Society will say a rosary tonight at 7:30 and a general rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday.


Andrew Eickendorf

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday February 11, 1936. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Andrew Eickendorf of the town of Plover, died this morning at 6 o'clock at his home there.

Mr. Eickendorf, who has 65 years old, was born at Berlin. He was an employee of the Whiting-Plover Paper company at the time of his death.

Surviving are his wife, seven daughters and sons, Mrs. R. G. Bushey, 1112 Water street, Mrs. Bernard Krueger and John Eickendorf of Plover, Mrs. Peter Adamczak of Arnott and Helen, Bernice and Walter Eickendorf at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Gavin of Plover and Mrs. Anton Mallek of Ashland.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Bronislawa's church at Plover. The body will be taken Wednesday afternoon from the Prais funeral home to the family home at Plover where it will remain until the time of the funeral.


Harry Eckendorf

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, August 1, 1923, page 8. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Boy Dies at Plover

Harry Eckendorf, the eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eckendorf, died at the family home in Plover village at 5 o'clock this morning. The child was taken last Sunday with infantile paralysis and nothing could be done for his relief. He was the youngest boy in the family and a bright, active lad. Funeral services will be conducted at St. Bronislawa's church, Plover, Friday morning, with interment in the parish cemetery. This is the second death in the family within a few months, another child dying from typhoid fever last winter.


John Eickendorf

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, December 10, 1927, page 3. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Illness directly traceable to war services in France, where he was affected by gas and received a shrapnel wound in his forehead which required several stitches to close, caused the death at 1:10 o'clock this morning of John Eickendorf, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Eickendorf, 310 Frederick street. The poisonous gas weakened his lungs and made him an easy victim to tuberculosis, which was the immediate cause of his passing away.

Mr. Eickendorf was employed at Wyandotte, Mich., when the United States became involved in the World war. He enlisted there, and on completion of the usual course of training was sent overseas, where he took part in several major engagements, including battles of the noble fight at Chatteau Thierry. After the signing of the armistice he returned to Stevens Point and was employed for a time as a clerk in a grocery store on North Third street, but later went back to Wyandotte, where he worked for a hardware company.

Early in 1924 his health failed and for the next three years he received treatment in the government sanitarium at Battle Creek, Mich. Six months ago he again came to his parent's home and had been confined to bed practically all the time since. He held membership in the legion post at Wyandotte.

Deceased was a native of New York state, born there 41 years ago, the 30th of November. Less than three years later the family moved to Stevens Point.

The deceased has two brothers, Joseph Eickendorf of this city and Ander of Wyandotte, both World War veterans, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Norrick of Chicago.

The funeral, under Legion auspices, will be held from St. Peter's church next Wednesday morning, with burial to follow in Guardian Angel Cemetery.


Joseph Eickendorf

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, October 07, 1949. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Joseph Eickendorf, 57, of Plover, a World War I veteran, died Thursday evening at 8:15 o'clock at St. Michael's Hospital. He suffered a heart attack three weeks ago and had been ill since, entering the hospital Thursday morning.

Mr. Eickendorf was born on July 24, 1892, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Peter and Katherine Eickendorf. He attended local schools and worked here for a time before entering World War I service. He enlisted on July 5, 1918 and was discharged on June 30, 1919 at Camp Grant, Ill. He was a private in Company G. 324th Infantry.

His marriage to Miss Laura Betker of the town of Alban took place on July 22, 1920 at St. Adalbert's Catholic church in Alban. The couple lived in Stevens Point until 1938 when they moved to Plover.

Mr. Eickendorf was employed by the Wisconsin River Division of the Consolidated Water Power and Paper Company.

Surviving are his wife, six children, Roman, Joyce Ann, and Carol Eickendorf at home, Pvt First Class Maurice Eickendorf in Japan, and Mrs. George Sterling and Mrs. Walter Sniadajewski of Plover, a grandchild and a brother, Andrew Eickendorf of Wyandotte, MI.

A daughter, Lorraine, died in 1946 and a sister, Mary, also preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Bronislava's Catholic Church in Plover and burial will follow in Guardian Angel Cemetery in Stevens Point. Military rites will be conducted at the grave. The body is at the family home where the rosary will be said this evening, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 8 o'clock.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, October 12, 1949.

Pallbearers were Al Schmanski, Nick Olszewski, Joseph Bruske, Joseph Woyak, Frank Hess, and Ernest Liebe. Relatives and friends from away attending the services included Andrew Eickendorf, Mrs. Leonard Holloday, and Mrs. Henry Betker of Wyandotte, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Betker and Mrs. Clarence Pancratz of Antigo; Mr. and Mrs. Victor Betker of Wittenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Barney Betker, Raymond Betker and Mrs. Elmer Kieczka of Milwaukee; Mrs. Henry Zywicki of Custer, Mrs. Harry Klopotek of Wausau, Mrs. Hubert Betker and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Betker of Rosholt and many relatives and friends from Stevens Point and other vicinities in Portage County.


Laura Betker Eickendorf

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, October 12, 1970. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Laura Eickendorf

Mrs. Laura Eickendorf, 69, 901 Post Road Plover, died at 8 p.m. Sunday at St. Michael's Hospital. She had been ill for several years, but was only admitted to the hospital one week ago.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bronislava's Catholic Church, Plover. The Rev Francis Przybylski will follow in Guardian Angel Cemetery.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Dzikoski Funeral Home. Mrs. Eickendorf was a member of the Rosary Societies of St. Bronislava's Church and St. Peter's Church and they will recite a joint rosary at 7:30 p.m. A general rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Mrs. Eickendorf was born Nov. 22, 1900, in the Town of Alban, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Betker.

In June, 1920, she was married to Joseph Eickendorf at St. Adalbert's Catholic Church in Rosholt. After their marriage they settled in Stevens Point and in 1938 they moved to their present address. Mr. Eickendorf was employed by the Wisconsin River Division of Consolidated Papers, Inc. and died Oct. 6, 1949.

Mrs. Eickendorf operated a home grown flower sales business in her home for the 18 years.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. George (Loretta)Sterling, Plover, Mrs. Walter (Jeanette) Sniadajewski, Plover, Mrs. Richard (Joyce) Farley, Plover, and Mrs. Richard (Carol) Pliska, Plover; two sons, Roman and Maurice, Plover; 16 grandchildren; three brothers, Dominic Betker, Phlox, Wis, Barney, Milwaukee, and Harry, Wyandotte, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Bridgette Liebe, 908 Stanley St., and Mrs. Harry ( Anna) Zywicki, 349 2nd St.

One daughter and three brothers preceded Mrs. Eickendorf in death.

Peter Eickendorf

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, December 15, 1931. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Peter Eickendorf, aged 72, an early day resident of Stevens Point, died at 5:20 o'clock this morning at his home at 310 Fredrick Street, where he had lived for nearly 50 years. He had been in poor health for several years and during the past four weeks had been confined to bed.

Mr. Eickendorf was born on April 3, 1859 in Germany. He was three years old when he was brought to this country by his parents, who came directly to the town of Sharon and remained there the rest of their lives. Mr. Eickendorf lived at home until his marriage nearly 50 years ago, to Katherine Lemanczyk of Stevens Point. They located in this city and had lived here continuously since. Mr. Eickendorf at one time was employed in the early sawmills of Stevens Point.

Surviving are his widow, two sons and one daughter, all of whom were at his bedside when he passed away. They are Joseph Eickendorf, 404 Fredrick Street, Andrew Eickendorf of Wyandotte, Mich., and Mrs. Casimer Noruk of Chicago, Ill. Mr. Eickendorf also leaves six grandchildren, one brother, Andrew Eickendorf of Plover, and four sisters, Mrs. Josephine Gavin of Plover, Mrs. Anton Mallek of Ashland and Mrs. Joseph Sominka and Mrs. Augusta Ososki of Wyandotte, Mich.

The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Friday morning at St. Peter's church and interment will take place in Guardian Angel cemetery. The body will be at the home until the time of the funeral.


Roman Eickendorf

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, June 30, 1983. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Roman Eickendorf, 62, died Wednesday morning at St. Michael's Hospital after being stricken at home.

He was a former Plover Village Board member and an active participant in the incorporation of the village of Plover.

Mr. Eickendorf was born Jan. 3, 1921, in Stevens Point, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Eickendorf. He was graduated from PJ Jacobs High School.

He owned Eickendorf Floral Shop, Plover from 1947 to 1970. In 1953, he began working for Sentry Insurance, and became manager of Central Services. Mr. Eickendorf took a disability retirement in 1981.

He was married to Dorothy Van Vleet in Dubuque, Iowa, June 1, 1953. She survives.

Mr. Eickendorf was an original member of the Plover Fire Department, an organizer of the Plover Advancement Association, a trustee on the Plover Village Board in the early 1970s and a member of the Portage County Beekeepers Association.

Survivors besides his wife include two stepdaughters, Mrs. Carl (Gloria) Wiemann, Fidlay, MN. and Mrs. Stephen (Vicki) Borchardt, 1701 Magnolia Drive, Plover; 6 step-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Mrs. Loretta Sterling 4671 Hayes Ave., Plover, Mrs. Walter (Jeanette) Sniadajewski, 136 Tommy's Turnpike, Whiting, Joyce Farley, Clearwater, FL, and Mrs. Richard (Carol) Pliska, 2201 Cedar Drive, Plover; and one brother, Maurice Eichendorf, 1002 Fourth Ave.

He was preceded in death by one sister.


Anthony James Elliott

Reprinted from the Portage County Gazette, June 14, 1882, page 3. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Died, in this city, Wednesday evening, May 7th, 1882, of diphtheria-croup, Anthony James, son of Geo. and Catherine Elliott, aged 4 years, 1 month and 5 day.

Death, unrelenting in its grasp, is ever an unwelcome guest and leaves behind a void that time can never replace. Even the little child, so radiant with all that is innocent, and full of health and life, is not certain of being the possessor of an extended lease for its stay among the living and may be called away without a moments warning. Then let the sorrowing ones find consolation in the hope and expectation that the parting is not for eternity, but only for a comparatively short time, when they shall join their dear ones on the other side.

Another little child, one of a pair of twins, died from the same dread disease last Saturday night and was buried Sunday afternoon. Again these fond parents are called upon to mourn a second and double affliction, which is indeed most heart rending.


Catherine Lally Elliott

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, August 29, 1891. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. GEORGE ELLIOTT

Mrs. Catherine Elliott, wife of Geo. Elliott, died at her home in the third ward, this city, at 12 o'clock Wednesday night at the age of 42 years. Deceased had the grippe in the early spring, from which she never recovered. This with other complications caused her death. Catherine Lally was born in Lexington, Ohio, April 8, 1849, and at the age of seven years came with her parents to Stevens Point. July 10, 1874, she was married to George Elliott. She was the mother of ten children, six of whom are living, three boys and three girls. Besides the husband and children she leaves an aged mother, Mrs. Sibina Lally, and two brothers, Anthony Lally of the town of Stockton and Martin Lally of Rhinelander, to mourn her loss. To the husband, deprived of his helpmate, to the children deprived of a mother's care when most it is needed, to aged mother and kind brothers the sympathy of their friends and acquaintances is extended. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Father O'Brien at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, with interment in the Catholic cemetery. The pall bearers will be M. Clifford, Jas. P. Leonard, Thos. Doyle, Martin Griffin, Daniel Leary and John Leahey.


Patrick Francis Elliott

Reprinted from the Portage County Gazette, September 27, 1882, page 3. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Died, in this city, Sunday morning, Sept. 24th, 1882, Patrick Francis, oldest son of George and Catherine Elliott, aged 6 years, 5 months and 20 days. Last spring Mr. and Mrs. Eliott were called upon to mourn the loss of two of their little children, and now the loss of the third falls upon them with crushing weight, seeming almost unbearable, but in Him above there is consolation, who has promised a kingdom of glory for the little, innocent children.

Mr. and Mrs. Elliott would return their thanks to the friends who kindly assisted them in their bereavement.


Andrew F. Falkowski

Reprinted from the Wausau Record-Herald, March 16, 1965. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Andrew F. Falkowski, 66, of 229 Bukolt Ave., was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Michael's Hospital after having been stricken with a fatal heart attack in a local physician's office at 1:30 p.m. Monday March 15, 1965.

He had suffered from a heart condition the past three years. He was rushed immediately to the hospital when he suffered the attack.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Peter's Catholic Church. Burial will be made later in Guardian Angel Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dzikoski Funeral Home until the time of services. The general rosary will be at 8 o'clock this evening.

Mr. Falkowski was born in the Town of Bevent on Oct. 26, 1898, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman Falkowski. He was married in St. Peter's Church on Sept. 13, 1921, to the former Frances Kieliszewski.

The couple have lived here since, having been at the Bukolt Avenue address more than 30 years. Mr. Falkowski was employed by Haertel Monument Service until his retirement in January 1964.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Clifford, 806 Frederick St.; three grandchildren; a brother, John, Portland, Ore.; and six sisters Mrs. Eva Stroschine, Fond du Lac, Mrs. Frank (Genevieve) Kuklinski, Neenah, Mrs. George (Barbara) Tomaszewski and Mrs. Anton (Marie) Ponzevic, both in Chicago, Mrs. Frank (Antoinette) Janick, in California, and Mrs. Harry (Elizabeth) Drewa, Bevent.

He was preceded in death by a son, Frank, who was killed during World War II, and two sisters.


Elizabeth Hickey Fancher

Reprinted from the Portage County Gazette, March 23, 2001, page 6. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Elizabeth "Betty" B. Fancher, 75, Peoria, Ill., a Portage County native, died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at her home.

A Mass of the Resurrection was held on March 5, 2001, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Peoria, Ill. Burial followed in Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorials may be directed to Methodist Hospice, 221 NE Glen Oak Ave., Peoria, IL 61604.

Wright & Salmon Mortuary Inc. in Peoria assisted the family with arrangements.

Mrs. Fancher was born July 28, 1925, in Custer, a daughter of the late John E. and Lillian (Gunderson) Hickey.

She was married to Harold D. Fancher on Nov. 15, 1945, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Custer. He died Aug. 9, 2000, in Peoria.

She taught in Portage County before moving to Illinois where she finished her teaching career for the Peoria School District 150, at Northmoor Grade School.

She was a member and chaplain of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Women's Gild at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Joan Fancher, Peoria, Ill., Susan (Roger) Hack, Sunnyland, Ill., and Joyce (Roger) Lathem, Glasford, Ill.; two brothers, Harold (Mary) Hickey and James (Joan) Hickey, both of Joliet, Ill.; three sisters, Grace (Wilbur) Dean, Dear Creek, Ill., Mary Ethel (Alois) Liebe, Coldwater, Mich., and Edith (Charles) Steffanus of New London; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 21 step-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, one grandson and one step-great-grandson.


August J. Filtz

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, January 29, 1960. Contributed by Betty Martz.

August J. Filtz, 68, who lived near Galloway, died suddenly at his home at 3:30 p.m. Thursday January 28, 1960. He had a heart condition for three years.

Mr. Filtz, a native of Portage County, was born in the Town of Stockton on Dec. 18, 1891, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Filtz, Sr. He was married on July 22, 1918, to the former Amelia Koziczkowski at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Polonia. The couple farmed on the Filtz homestead in Stockton for 14 years and then moved to the present farm near Galloway. Mr. Filtz retired at 65 but continued to live on the farm, which is now operated by his son, Arnold. He was a member of St. Joseph's Society of St. Joseph's Catholic Church at Galloway. While residing in Stockton, he was director of the old Harper School District.

His survivors include his wife; four sons, Henry, Galloway, Clarence, Tomah, Donald, Milwaukee, and Arnold; five grandchildren; a brother, John Filtz, 1008 Portage St., and two sisters, Mrs. Steve (Johanna) Tuszka, 856 Union St., and Mrs. Stacia Dorsch, Waukesha.

Preceding him in death were an infant daughter, two brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Church, Galloway, and burial will take place in the parish cemetery in the spring.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the Dzikoski Funeral Home here. General rosaries will be recited at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and St. Joseph's Society will say the rosary Sunday night at 7:30.


William H. Fisher

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, July 25, 1958, page 3. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Fisher Rites Still Pending

Funeral arrangements for William H. Fisher, 59, 600 Prais St., who died Thursday in Pennsylvania, are still pending at the Boston Funeral Home.

Mr. Fisher was the operator of Fisher's Dairy, 311 College Ave.

The body is scheduled to arrive here early Sunday morning.  Mr. Fisher's wife and his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Fisher, who were with him in Pennsylvania, were expected to arrive here late today.

The four left here July 17 to visit Mrs. Douglas Fisher’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Metro Thear, in Nesquehoning, Pa.

They are reported to have started their return trip when Mr. Fisher was stricken in Tamaqua, Pa. His death occured in Coaldale State Hospital near Lansford, Pa.

He had been ill with a heart condition since last winter.

Born in the Town of Sigel (Wood County) on July 2, 1899, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Fisher. He grew up in Sigel and then moved to Wisconsin Rapids as a young man.

He came to Stevens Point about 30 years ago and started his dairy.

The business was located at the southwest corner of College avenue and N. 2nd street until four years ago. At that time the present building at 311 College avenue, formerly a garage, was purchased and extensively remodeled.

Fisher’s was the first local dairy to switch to bulk milk operation.

Mr. Fisher was married on Aug. 7, 1920, in Sigel to the former Bessie J. Branstad.

She survives, along with a daughter, Mrs. Roderick (Marcella) Larsen, 736 Portage St.; the son, Douglas, 734 Portage St.; five grandchildren, and four brothers, Fred, Kenneth, Ernest and August Fisher, all of Wisconsin Rapids.

A sister preceded him in death.


John Flees

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, February 3, 1951. Contributed by Betty Martz.

John Flees - Died February 2, 1951 at the age of 89, retired town of Bevent farmer, at his home at 12:30 p.m. Friday after a lingering illness.

Mr. Flees was born October 25, 1861, in Canada. On July 27, 1886, he was married to Pauline Stanke, at Polonia. The couple settled on a farm in the town of Bevent, Marathon County.

Surviving are his widow; five sons, Adam and Frank, Wausau, John and Felix, town of Bevent, and Martin, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Nick Yach, Chicago, Mrs. John Brzezinski, Town of Bevent, and Mrs. Charles Gross, Milwaukee; 33 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

The body will be at the Hildensperger and Kostuch funeral home at Wausau until Sunday afternoon when it will be taken to the family home. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the home and at 9 a.m. at St. Ladislaus' Catholic church at Bevent. Rev. John Krasowski will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. A rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Sunday at the family home.


Adam Flisakowski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, March 27, 1928. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Taken sick before noon on Monday and rushed to St. Michael's hospital, where he was operated upon late yesterday afternoon, Adam Flisakowski failed to survive and passed from life at five o'clock this morning. His sudden and unexpected death is a shock to the family and friends, as Mr. Flisakowski appeared to be in perfect health and performed his usual duties for several hours before being brought to the hospital.

He was operated upon for appendicitis but was taken with internal hemorrhages and nothing could be done for his relief.

The deceased was a World war veteran devoting 13 months to military service, much of his time overseas. He held membership in Remuius Carl Berens Post of the American Legion.

His birthplace was in the town of Carson and the date 36 years ago 29th of last September. He grew to young manhood on a home farm and made his home there most of the time until his mother, Mrs. Julia Flisakowski, moved to this city in 1919. He had since been living at 939 Franklin St.

Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Barney, Cudahy; Mrs. Jacob Malek, Junction City; Mrs. Jacob Disher, Fancher; Michael, Carson; William Miss Elizabeth Flisakowski, city. It is probable that the funeral will be held from St. Peter's Church at 8 a.m. on Saturday, with burial in Guardian Angel cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal March 31, 1928. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Given Military Burial

More than twenty American Legion members served as honorary escort for their former comrade, Adam Flisakowski, whose funeral was held at St. Peter’s church this morning. Six of the World was veterans, John Golla, Charles Grubba, John Nimezyk, Joseph Swatlowski, Al Kirsling and Frank Dufour, carried the casket, and the following young people had charge of the flowers: Clara Jakusz, Celia Bigalke, Eleanore Gersewski, Virginia Dzekoski and Elizabeth and Celia Tomczyk. Masses were offered up by Rev. S. A. Elbert, Rev. M. J. Fetko and Rev. S. Lapinski and interment was made in Guardian Angel cemetery, where a firing squad sounded “taps.” Automobiles to the number of 56 followed the remains to the burial ground.


Bernard (Barney) Flisakowski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, May 9, 1958. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Bernard (Barney) Flisakowski

A Central Wisconsin residents since boyhood. Bernard (Barney) Flisakowski, 81, of 407 N. third St., died in St. Michael's hospital at 6:15 p.m. Thursday.

Mr. Flisakowski, was hospitalized a week and a half, and was in poor health the past year.

He was born in Poland, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Flisakowski, on August 24, 1876.

The family migrated to the United States when he was nine years old. They lived in the town of Hull for two years, then moved to the town of Carson. He attended school there.

He married Stella Gilkay of Mill Creek June 5, 1910, at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church there. The couple lived afterward in Wausau. He had lived in Stevens Point in recent years.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, John, Mundelein, Ill.; and Anton, Wausau; a daughter, Alice, in California; a brother, Michael, 130 4th Ave.; and two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Disher, 407 N. 3rd St., and Miss Isabelle Flisakowski, Cashton, Wis.

A son, two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Peter's Church. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dzikoski Funeral Home after Monday noon. The rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Monday.


Clifford A. Floistad

Reprinted from the Portage County Gazette, March 16, 2001, page 6. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Clifford A. Floistad, 95, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at the Crystal River Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Waupaca.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Jungers-Holly Funeral Home in Amherst, with the Rev. Dwight Anderson officiating. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Amherst.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home until the services.

Mr. Floistad was born Jan. 29, 1906, in the town of Scandinavia (Waupaca County), a son of the late Ole and Luella (Peterson) Floistad.

He was married to Gladys Barden on Sept. 4, 1935, at the Benson Corner parsonage in the town of New Hope. She died April 18, 1960.

He farmed in the town of Amherst most of his life, retiring in 1990.

He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Amherst.

Survivors include one daughter, Lou Ann Floistad, Amherst Junction; two sons, Gerald, Almond, and Harold (Lenore), Amherst Junction; two sisters, Lydia Bingham, Mount Prospect, Ill., and Bernice Norby, San Andreas, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Gladys; five brothers, Harvey, Orin, Sherman, Irving and Vernon; one grandson; and one great-grandson.


Gerald L. Floistad

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, August 29, 2002. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Gerald L. Floistad

Gerald L. Floistad, 64, Almond, formerly of Amherst, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, following a courageous battle with cancer. He had been a resident at Crystal River Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Waupaca, since July.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Jungers-Holly Funeral Home, Amherst, with the Rev. Dwight Anderson officiating. Burial of cremains will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Amherst. Memorial visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to St. Michael's Oncology Center.

Gerald was born on Aug. 13, 1938, in the town of Amherst, a son of the late Clifford and Gladys (Barden) Floistad. He attended schools in Nelsonville and Amherst, graduating in 1956. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and was honorably discharged in 1959. He was married to Judith Berto on June 18, 1960, at Peace Lutheran Church, Amherst. They were divorced in 1976.

Gerald had been employed by Pagel Farms, Almond, Multipak and ITA Trucking, both of Amherst, and Waupaca Foundry, retiring from there due to his health. He enjoyed his retirement years caring for his cattle and farming.

Gerald is survived by his daughter, Christine (Jason) Amundson, Neenah; a brother, Harold (Lenore) Floistad and a sister, LouAnn Floistad (fiance Carl Sather), all of Amherst Junction; three granddaughters, Brittany Earls and Stephanie Amund-son, both of Neenah, and Heather Newby, Amherst. He is also survived by his special friend, Jan Case, Almond, and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Sandra, and a son, Robert.


Mamie Clifford Fox

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, February 10, 1927. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Dies in Seattle

Mrs. A. M. Fox, a native of Stevens Point and who continued to make her home in this city for a number of years after her marriage, died at Seattle, Wash., a couple of weeks ago, interment taking place there. She is remembered by friends of her girlhood days as Miss Mayme Clifford, third daughter in the family of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Clifford. Her mother is now living at Winona, as are also two of her sisters, Mrs. John Shannon and Mrs. Ella Kenefick. Two other sisters, Mrs. W. H. Griffith and Mrs. M. E. Entzminger, are at Green Bay.

The members of Mrs. Fox's immediate family are the husband, three sons and a daughter, Clifford, William and A. M. Fox, Jr., and Evelyn. It is learned that another daughter, Anna, died about three months ago.

Nearly all the children were born in Stevens Point, the Fox home here being at 542 Main street, which property is now owned and occupied by O. F. Meyer and family. For 25 years or more the Fox family has lived in the western country.


Josephine Eckendorf Gavin

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, September 14, 1954. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Josephine Gavin

Mrs. Josephine Gavin, 79, of Eland, a former resident of Portage County, died Monday afternoon at a hospital in Manitowoc. She had gone to Manitowoc on a visit recently, became ill and was admitted to the hospital. Mrs. Gavin was the mother of Barney Gavin of Arnott.

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Manitowoc, Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, and burial will follow in the parish cemetery of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Polonia. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, where the rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The former Josephine Eckendorf was born May 7, 1875 in the town of Sharon.   After her marriage to Frank Gavin, the couple spent most of their time on a farm in the town of New Hope. Mr. Gavin died in 1935, and since then Mrs. Gavin had lived in Eland.

Survivors include five sons, Barney Gavin, Arnott, Leonard and Henry Gavin, Manitowoc, Harry, Middletown, Ind., and Julius, address unknown; three daughters, Mrs. Alfred Bowman Middletown, Ind., Mrs. Helen Young, Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Esther Buss, Eland; 27 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

A son died in infancy.


Arthur Gibbs

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, December 11, 1970. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Arthur Gibbs

Arthur T. Gibbs, 56, postmaster in Bancroft, died at 1:25 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Hospital. Mr. Gibbs had been ill for the past two years, but was active in his post office duties.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Guardian Angel Catholic Church, Almond. The Rev. Robert Hegenbarth will officiate. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Goult-Patterson-Hardell Funeral Home, Almond. A rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock.

Mr. Gibbs was born June 19, 1914, in the Town of Stockton, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Gibbs. Mr. Gibbs was a resident in Bancroft for the past 30 years.

He served in the Army for four years during world War II. He was a charter member and past commander of the Yonke-Christensen American Legion Post No. 533, Bancroft.

He married Hilda Gustin on Feb. 6, 1943, in Baltimore, Md., and she is among survivors.

Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Bruce Stutzman, Stevens Point, and Mrs. Roger Hetzel, Almond; three brothers, Walter, King, Leland, Wisconsin Rapids, and Gregory, Detroit, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Basford, Waupaca, and Mrs. Marguerite Barry, Detroit.


Catherine Hartman Gibbs

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, October 11, 1969. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. George Gibbs

Mrs. George Gibbs, Iron Mountain, Mich., died Friday morning at a nursing home there. She was a native of Portage County and would have been 90 years old on Oct. 23.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at American Martyrs Catholic Church at Iron Mountain. Burial will be made in the parish cemetery there.

Mrs. Gibbs, the former Catherine Hartman, was born in the Town of Stockton on Oct. 23, 1879, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hartman. On Jan. 12, 1902, she was married at St. Stephen's Catholic Church here to George Gibbs, and they farmed in the Stevens Point area until 1924. They moved then to Iron Mountain, and Mr. Gibbs was employed at the Kingsford plant of the Ford Motor Co. He died on Aug. 21, 1943.

Mrs. Gibbs is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Basford, Waupaca, and Mrs. Marguerite Berry, Detroit, Mich., four sons, Walter Gibbs, King, Arthur, Bancroft, Leland, Wisconsin Rapids, and Gregory, Iron Mountain; 18 grandchildren; two brothers, Walter Hartman 1741 Spruce St., and Truman Hartman, Wisconsin Rapids, and one sister, Mrs. George (Irene) Hickey, Dayton, Ohio.


George E. Gilman

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, November 14, 1919. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

PIONEER OF PLOVER DIES UNEXPECTEDLY

George Gilman, Old Resident of County, Gets Sudden Summons At Home Thursday Evening

George Gilman, one of Plover's old and well known residents, died at his home there very unexpectedly at 10 o'clock Thursday evening.

Mr. Gilman had not been ill and his death came almost without warning. After eating a hearty supper Thursday evening he went outside to assist the driver of an automobile whose machine had become mired in the road near the Gilman home. After that he attended to some chores and then returned to the house. When he came in he complained to his wife of pains in his stomach and asked for a home remedy. While Mrs. Gilman was preparing some peppermint for him he breathed his last. Heart failure was evidently the cause of death.

Mr. Gilman was born in New York state and was 72 years of age. He came to Plover in young manhood and had ever since resided in that town. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Frank Gilman, Iola; Jay Gilman, at home; Mrs. Harlow King, Stevens Point; Bert Gilman, Plover, and Mrs. George Tragresser and Mrs. John McGowen, Forest Grove, Oregon. He also leaves two brothers, William Gilman of Plover and John Gilman of Antigo, and two sisters, Mrs. Myron Barker and Mrs. Al Langton of Plover.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home in the town of Plover, Rev. G. M. Calhoun of the St. Paul's M. E. church of this city will officiate, burial following in the Morrill cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, November 17, 1919:

George Gilman Funeral

The funeral of the late George Gilman, old and well known resident of the town of Plover, was held from the family home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. G. M. Calhoun officiating. Burial took place in the Morrill cemetery.


Mary Healey Gilman

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, June 15, 1925. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Plover Pioneer Dies

Mrs. Mary Ella Gilman, an almost lifelong resident of the town of Plover and widow of George Gilman, who passed away five years ago, followed her husband to the Great Beyond this week. Her death occurred at St. Michael's hospital Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, caused by heart trouble.

Mrs. Gilman was brought to the hospital from her farm home last week Tuesday. She had been in poor health for a year or more but her illness did not become critical until shortly before the end.

Mrs. Gilman, whose maiden name was Mary Ella Haley, was 68 years of age on May 15. She grew to womanhood in Plover and lived there continuously for more than half a century.

Surviving members of her family are Jay Gilman, at home, Albert of Plover, Frank of Ogdensburg, Abbie of Buena Vista, Miss Kate Gilman of Green Bay, Mrs. John McGown and Mrs. Geo. Tragesser of Oregon. A sister, Mrs. Henry Rice, is now in Oregon, and a brother, Andrew Haley, makes Stevens Point his headquarters.

Burial services will be held at the family home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with interment in Morrill cemetery, town of Stockton.


Margaret Cooney Gladoske

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, January 11, 1929. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

OBITUARY

Mrs. H. W. Gladoske

Margaret, wife of Hans W. Gladoske, 927 Wisconsin avenue, North Fond du Lac, and daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cooney, pioneer residents of Lanark and Amherst, died at St. Agnes' hospital, Fond du Lac, at 4 o'clock Thursday morning, aged 34 years. She had been ill since the day before Christmas and was taken to the hospital on Tuesday of this week.

Deceased was born in Lanark township April 8, 1894. She attended the district school, the Amherst High school and State Teachers' college in this city. For two years before her marriage to Mr. Gladoske on Oct. 29, 1913, she taught in Portage county schools.

Members of her family, besides her husband, are three children, Gerald, Catherine and Robert. She also leaves a sister, Miss Grace Cooney of North Fond du Lac, and one brother, Emmett Cooney of Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be held at the Church of the Presentation, North Fond du Lac, Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, with interment to follow in Calvary cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, January 14, 1929:

Attend Last Rites

James Cooney of Lanark and other relatives from Portage and Waupaca counties were among the many present at the funeral of Mrs. Margaret Cooney Gladoske, wife of Hans W. Gladoske of North Fond du Lac, held at the Church of Presentation in that village last Saturday morning, Rev. J. P. Heller officiating. Burial followed in Calvary cemetery. Mrs. Gladoske, who was a native of Lanark and a long-time resident in that township and at Amherst, died last Thursday after a two weeks' illness.


Anna Timlin Glennon

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, October 27, 1933. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. James J. Glennon

Mrs. James J. Glennon, 218 North Phillips street, who died at her home Thursday afternoon at 1:15 o'clock, had been a resident of Stevens Point for the past 15 years. She had been ill since May 1, and was confined to bed for the past two months.

Mrs. Glennon, whose maiden name was Ann Cecelia Timlin, was born in the town of Lanark on March 24, 1869, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Timlin. She lived in Lanark with her parents and in 1897 moved to Auburndale. She was married here to Mr. Glennon of Stevens Point on October 4, 1899. They continued to live at Auburndale until 1918 when they moved to Stevens Point. Mrs. Glennon was a member of the Altar society of St. Stephen's church.

Surviving are her husband, three sons and two daughters, Laurence and Anthony of Chicago, John and Cyrilla at home and Marcella, who teaches in the Roosevelt Junior High school at Fond du Lac. Three sisters and one brother also survive, Catherine, Mary, Nellie and John Timlin, all of Lanark.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's church. Rev. George A. Casey will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery.

The body will be at the family home on Phillips street this evening.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, October 31, 1933:

Funeral of Mrs. Glennon

Funeral services for Mrs. James J. Glennon, 218 North Phillip's street, who died at her home Thursday afternoon, were held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's church. A solemn requiem high mass was sung by Rev. George A. Casey as master of ceremonies, assisted by Rev. DeLoyd Krembs of Lanark as deacon and Rev. Lambert Scanlon as sub-deacon. The junior choir of St. Stephen's sang during the mass and after the mass Frank J. Steckel sang "Going Home," accompanied by Mrs. Herman H. Menzel. Burial took place in the parish cemetery.

Pallbearers were Nickolas Stroik, Joseph Mohan, Martin Roach, George Baltus, Peter Doyle and Edward Hopkins.

Those who came from away to attend the funeral included Laurence J. and Anthony Glennon of Chicago, Miss Marcella Glennon and Mrs. E. H. Steinert of Fond du Lac, Mrs. Allan Wilcox of Chippewa Falls and Joseph Mohan of Dorchester. There were also many relatives and friends here from Auburndale, Amherst, Arnott, Buena Vista, Belmont, Lanark, Royalton and New London.


Cyrilla M. Glennon

Reprinted from the Portage County Gazette, September 22, 2000, page 6. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Cyrilla M. Glennon

Cyrilla M. Glennon, 92, a former Stevens Point resident, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2000, at the St. Andrews Home in Niles, Ill.

Committal services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen Catholic Cemetery with the Rev. Dan Kozlowski officiating. No other services will be held in Stevens Point. A memorial service will be held Thursday at the St. Andrews Home in Niles, Ill.

Shuda Funeral Chapel assisted with local arrangements.

Miss Glennon was born Jan. 10, 1908, in Auburndale, a daughter of the late James and Ann (Timlin) Glennon. She graduated from the University of Chicago and then worked in the food service until her retirement.

Survivors include two sisters-in-law and a niece, Margaret (Steve) Vanek, Houghton, Mich.


Elizabeth Nugent Glennon

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, October 30, 1935. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. John W. Glennon

Mrs. John W. Glennon, widow of the late Mr. Glennon, veteran newspaperman and former member of the editorial department of the Stevens Point Daily Journal for many years, died this morning at 8:20 o'clock at her home at 816 Main street.

Mrs. Glennon had been an invalid for the past seven years. She suffered a broken hip while visiting her son, Nugent Glennon, at Milwaukee, during the Christmas holidays in 1928 and she was a patient at a Milwaukee hospital from then until the following August 15. She had been unable to walk without the aid of crutches since. Three weeks ago she experienced a dizzy spell, causing her to fall again and to be confined to bed since. Her condition had been serious for the past two weeks.

Mrs. Glennon was a resident of Portage county and Stevens Point most of her life. She was born on October 29, 1859 at Markesan, Wisconsin. Her maiden name was Elizabeth A. Nugent, and she was a daughter of the late George F. and Margaret Houlehan Nugent, later pioneer residents of the town of Buena Vista. She began teaching in the rural schools of Portage county when she was 16 years old. She later taught in the Second and Fourth ward schools of Stevens Point for several years prior to her marriage.

Her marriage to Mr. Glennon took place on September 4, 1890 in Stevens Point. Mr. Glennon was a lifelong resident of Stevens Point and was widely known. He began his apprenticeship at the printer's trade when he was 13 years old and later entered the newspaper business, becoming an early day newspaper man with The Gazette, a weekly which was owned and published by his brother, Edward D. Glennon. He was associated with The Gazette for many years, both as printer and in an editorial capacity, and at the time of its consolidation with the Daily Journal continued in the editorial department until his death on April 24, 1932.

Mrs. Glennon was the last surviving member of a family of five children. She is survived by a daughter, Miss Bertha Glennon, head of the English department of the Stevens Point High school, and the son, Nugent Glennon of Milwaukee, who came to Stevens Point last Wednesday and had been here since.

Mrs. Glennon was a lifelong member of St. Stephen's church. She was also a member of the Catholic Women's club, St. Stephen's Altar society and the Stevens Point Women's club.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's church and burial will follow in St. Stephen's cemetery beside her husband. The body will be at the Boston funeral home until the time of the funeral.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, November 4, 1935:

Funeral of Mrs. Glennon

Funeral services for Mrs. John W. Glennon, a resident of Stevens Point and vicinity most of her life and widow of a former member of the Stevens Point Daily Journal editorial department, who died last Wednesday morning at her home at 816 Main street, were held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's church. Rev. George A. Casey officiated and burial followed in St. Stephen's cemetery.

The pallbearers were C. E. Van Hecke, W. F. Collins, Dr. Carl von Neupert, Frank J. Blood, M. J. Roach and Guy W. Rogers.

Relatives and friends from out of town who were here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Nugent Glennon of Milwaukee, son and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Edith Kuntz and daughter, Betty, of Los Angeles, California, Henry Pratt of Duluth, Minnesota, and Miss Ruth Brady and Mrs. John Burns of Bancroft.


Martha Dzawonkowski Glisczinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, August 17, 1963. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Frank Glisczinski

A life resident of Portage County, Mrs. Frank Glisczinski, 84, of 505 N. Fremont St., died Friday afternoon at St. Michael’s Hospital, following a brief illness.

Mrs. Glisczinski, who became ill at her home Tuesday noon, died at 3:50, shortly after entering the hospital.

The former Martha Dzawonkowski was born on June 23, 1879, in the Town of Sharon, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Dzwonkowski. She attended public school in Sharon and Sacred Heart Parochial School in Polonia.

Mr. and Mrs. Glisczinski were married on Feb. 15, 1898, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Polonia. They lived in Stevens Point until 1905 and then moved to Rosholt where they operated a general merchandise store until 1927 when they retired. They returned to Stevens Point and located at the present Fremont Street address.

Mrs. Glisczinski is survived by her husband, a sister, Miss Helen Dzawonkowski of Ellis and nieces and nephews. The couple had no children. Preceding her in death were her parents, a brother and three sisters.

The body is at the Dzikoski Funeral Home where it may be viewed after Sunday noon.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock at St. Stanislaus’ Catholic Church with burial to follow in Guardian Angel Cemetery. The Rosary Society of St. Stanislaus’, of which she was a member, will say the rosary Sunday evening at 7:30 o’clock. The general rosary will follow at 8 o’clock.


Anna Bigalke Glodowski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, April 16, 1956. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Anna Glodowski, 85, 214 Fourth avenue, died at 11:20 Sunday morning at St. Michael's hospital. She had been taken there Friday morning after suffering a stroke.

Mrs. Glodowski, the former Anna Bigalke, was born in Germany Feb. 28, 1871. She came to the United Stated with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Anton Bigalke, at the age of one. The family settled in the Polonia area, and she attended school there.

Her marriage to Martin Glodowski took place at Sacred Heart Catholic church, Polonia, 67 years ago. The couple lived on a farm in Sharon until coming to Stevens Point in 1932. Mr. Glodowski died in 1934. For the past four years, Mrs. Glodowski had lived with a brother Theodore N. Bigalke, at 214 Fourth avenue.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Jurnal, Wednesday, April 18, 1956. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Glodowski's Funeral

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Glodowski were held Tuesday morning at St. Peter's Catholic church. Mrs. Glodowski, who resided at 214 Fourth avenue, died Sunday morning at the age of 85. Rev. Joseph Walijewski was celebrant of a solemn requiem high mass, with Rev. Bernard Novak serving as deacon and Rev. Anthony Krausa as subdeacon. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Julius Chylinski was present in the sanctuary. Burial took place in the parish cemetery of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel church, Fancher, with Rev. S. P. Mieczkowski officiating at graveside rites.

Pallbearers were Frank Jakusz, Raymond Meronek, William Zinda, Felix Zinda, Conrad Tetzlaff and Anthony Kruzitski.

Attending from a distance were Mrs. Laura Smith and Mrs. Einar Johnson, Chicago, and Mr. and Mrs Henry Jankowski, Menasha. She was a member of the Third Order of St.

Francis and the Rosary society of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel church, Fancher.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jeanette Glowowski, 517 North Illinois avenue; three brothers, John Bigalke, Town of Sharon, Barney Bigalke, Chicago, and Theodore N. Bigalke; a sister, Mrs. Kate Andrews, Chicago, and grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Peter's Catholic church, and burial will follow in the Fancher cemetery. Friends may call at the Dzikoski funeral home. The rosary will be said tonight at 7:30 by St. Elizabeth's court No. 879, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, of which Mrs. Glodowski's daughter is a member. A general rosary will be said at 7:45 this evening, and the Rosary society of Fancher will recite the rosary at 8.


Anna Goldberg

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, December 19, 1953, page 9. Contributed by Karla Leppen.

Mrs. Anna Goldberg

A Stevens Point resident for more than 40 years, Mrs. Anna Goldberg, 81, Racine, died at St. Luke's hospital at Racine Friday evening at 6:15 o'clock.

Mrs. Goldberg had been hospitalized for the last two weeks and was in poor health previously, suffering from a heart condition. She was a sister of Louis Shafton, 536 Ellis street, and Mrs. H. Cigel, 441 Water street.

A native of Russia, the former Anna Shafton was born there and was married in that country to Samuel Goldberg. Several years after their marriage the couple came to the United States and resided in Stevens Point.

For many years, they operated Goldberg's store at 319 Clark street, handling second hand goods, with the family home here at 301 Water street. Mr. Goldberg preceded his wife in death about 14 years ago.

She continued residing here until about 1947 and had lived in Racine since.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Jenny Goldberg, Racine, and Mrs. Sydney Phillip, Kenosha; two sons, Myron, Racine, and Ben, Milwaukee; six grandchildren; two brothers, J. W. Shafton, Chicago, and Louis Shafton, and two sisters, Mrs. B. Ginsberg, Chicago, and Mrs. Cigel.

Two brothers, A. L. Shafton and C. D. Shafton, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at Kenosha Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in a Kenosha cemetery.


Albert Gray

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, April 8, 1914. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Albert Gray Dead

The remains of Albert Gray, whose birthplace is Stevens Point and who spent the greater part of his life in this city, were interred at Portage on Tuesday of last week, where he had lived for a number of years, after a long illness, aged about 45 years. The deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Gray, the former being numbered among our pioneer merchants. Albert long followed the life of a railroad man, but previous to his illness was engaged in the bus line at Portage.

He is survived by his wife, two brothers, Thos. T. Gray of Rib Lake, Wis., and Wm. P. Gray of Roseville, Cal., and two sisters, Mrs. E. W. Czeskleba of Waupaca and Mrs. Jos. Keinhofer of Roseville, Cal., All who knew the deceased in the old home city and elsewhere will be pained to learn of his death.


Anna Ruth Gray

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, December 9, 1893. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gray mourn the death of their youngest daughter, Anna Ruth Gray, which occurred at their residence, 265 Water street, last Monday evening at 2 o'clock. The deceased had been sick for almost two months with whooping-cough and measles, the sickness finally terminating in pneumonia. The funeral was held from St. Stephens church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating. Mrs. J. O. Mullen of Portage, Mrs. Gray's mother, came up Tuesday morning to attend the funeral. The pall bearers were Johnnie Love, Thomas Fehely, Johnnie Leonard and Jimmie. Gray.


Elizabeth Corrigan Gray

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, April 8, 1930. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Elizabeth Gray

Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's church, Lanark at 10 o'clock Monday morning for Mrs. Elizabeth Corrigan Gray, widow of the late John Gray and a pioneer of that town, who passed away at 4:10 o'clock last Friday afternoon at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Boushley, in Almond township. Requiem mass was offered up, Rev. F. Diny of Custer officiating in the absence of the pastor, Rev. N. L. Gross. Casket bearers who consigned the remains to their last resting place in the parish cemetery were Joseph Clinton, Pat Gray, Reuben Helbach, Claude Hopkins, Erve Ackerman and John Dougherty.

Friends from all the surrounding country attended and many came from distant places. The church was filled and others were unable to get within the edifice.

Mrs. Gray was born at St. Clair, St. Clair Co., Michigan in 1849. While still a young girl she came to Stevens Point and in 1872 was married at St. Stephen's church to Mr. Gray. Almost immediately afterwards Mr. and Mrs. Gray moved to Lanark and lived their [sic] continuously until the death of the husband 18 years ago. The widow then went to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Edward Hopkins, at Amherst, where she remained until going to Almond more recently. For the past year and a half she has been an invalid.

For several years before her marriage, Mrs. Gray was employed as teacher in Portage county schools.

Mrs. Gray was a Gold Star mother, losing her only son, John, Jr., during the World war. He passed away overseas. A daughter also died many years ago. Surviving members of her family are Mrs. John Droske of Oshkosh, Mrs. Hopkins, Mrs. Bryan True of the town of Carson, and Mrs. Boushley. She also leaves two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. J. J. Ryan and Mrs. Thomas J. Brown of Stevens Point, George Corrigan of Los Angeles and William Corrigan of Marshfield. There are 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Unidentified Stevens Point, Portage Co., Wisconsin newspaper:

Funeral Was Held Monday Forenoon with Interment in Lanark Cemetery

Mrs. Elizabeth Gray, one of the older pioneer residents of the town of Lanark, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Boushley in the town of Almond on Friday afternoon, April 4th at 4:10 o'clock, after a long illness. Deceased had been an invalid for the past year and a half and for a number of months past had been cared for at the home of her daughter, where her death occurred.

Mrs. Elizabeth Corrigan Gray was a widow of the late John Gray of Lanark and was well known throughout this section of the county where she resided for so many years. At the time of her death she was 81 years of age.

Mrs. Gray was born at St. Clair, St. Clair Co., Michigan, in 1849. While still a young girl she came to Stevens Point and in 1872 was married at St. Stephen's church to Mr. Gray. Almost immediately afterward Mr. and Mrs. Gray moved to Lanark and lived there continuously until the death of the husband 18 years ago. The widow then went to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Edward Hopkins, at Amherst, where she remained until going to Almond more recently.

For several years before her marriage, Mrs. Gray was employed as a teacher in Portage county schools.

Mrs. Gray was a Gold Star mother, losing her only son, John, Jr., during the World War. He passed away overseas. A daughter also died many years ago. Surviving members of her family are Mrs. John Droske of Oshkosh, Mrs. Hopkins, Mrs. Bryan True of the town of Carson, and Mrs. Boushley. She also leaves two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. J. J. Ryan and Mrs. Thomas J. Brown of Stevens Point, George Corrigan of Los Angeles and William Corrigan of Marshfield. There are 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

The funeral was held from St. Patrick's church, Lanark on Monday morning, April 7th, and interment was made in the parish cemetery. In the absence of Rev. N. L. Gross, requiem mass was offered up by Rev. F. Diny of Custer. Casket bearers were Pat Gray, Joseph Clinton, Reuben Helbach, Claude Hopkins, Erve Ackerman and John Dougherty.

The funeral was attended by a very large number of relatives and friends, the church being filled and many had to remain outside.


James Gray

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Sunday, December 26, 1894 . Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DEATH'S SURE CALL

James Gray

This week we are called upon to record the death of another of Stevens Point's pioneer citizens, Jas. Gray. Two years ago, and again one year thereafter, Mr. Gray was a sufferer from the grippe. From the effects of this illness he never recovered, and during the past fall especially, his friends noticed that he was failing. Something less than a couple of months ago his barn was partially burned, and at this time a favorite team perished. No one could have been attached to a couple of dumb animals more than Mr. Gray was to those horses, and their loss, coupled with the manner in which they came to their end, troubled him greatly. Three weeks ago he was taken to his bed, and from that time until death came to his relief, which was at about five o'clock on Sunday evening, he sank rapidly. His sickness was attended with very little suffering, and the end came peacefully and without a struggle. Death was caused by a tumor in the low extremities of the stomach.

Jas. Gray was born at Mobill, county Leitrim, Ireland, and was 63 years of age. He came to this country in 1849, when about 18 years of age, and for two years thereafter attended Loretta College, on Broad Top mountain, Penn. Coming west he stopped at Milwaukee, and for one-half a day was employed at railroading, but the work was not what he desired, and he secured a position at teaching school at a point then known as Lake Five, near the Cream City. Here he remained for about two years, when he came to Stevens Point. This was in 1858, and soon after his arrival here a copartnership was formed with P. H. Quinn, they engaging in the mercantile business under the firm name of Quinn & Gray, being located in the "Ocean Wave" building, west of where the Curran House now stands. Some twenty-three years ago Mr. Gray removed to Ripon, where he owned a farm, but followed that calling for only two or three years. He was then appointed as one of the guards at the state prison in Waupun, which position he retained for one and one-half years, when he met with an accident that incapacitated him for further duty. While hurrying along the stone walk, one morning, being a little late, he slipped and fell. He was carried inside, and three or four physicians attempted to render the necessary relief, but were unsuccessful. The hip had been dislocated, and Mr. Gray was confined to his bed and home for nearly two years. He never recovered, and ever since had been obliged to walk with the aid of a cane. Seventeen years ago last October the now deceased gentleman returned to Stevens Point, engaging in the grocery and provision business, and had worked up a growing trade, leaving considerable property, with his family in comfortable circumstances. Twenty-five years ago on the 11th of last November, Jas. Gray was married at Madison to Miss Katherine Reynolds, who survives him. He was the father of six children, four of whom are living. They are Miss Nellie, John, Mary and Jas., the latter being eleven years of age, while the two oldest are grown up and able to look after the welfare of the family. One sister, Mrs. Ellen Maxwell, and two brothers, Rev. E. Gray, who is now dangerously sick at the home of the latter in Des Moines, Iowa, and Patrick Gray, who is at the old home in Ireland, are also left. The deceased was a most honorable man, the possessor of good business qualifications, and was ever straight in his dealings. His name was known through this county, and his friends, who were as numerous as his acquaintances, will regret to hear of his death. All extended to the widow and bereaved family their undivided sympathy.

The funeral took place from St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock this morning, with Solemn Requiem Mass, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating, and he was assisted by Rev. M. H. Clifford, of Lebanon, and Rev. Ledjeski, of this city. The obsequies were very largely attended. The honorary pall bearers were M. Cassidy, T. W. Anderson, Jas. O'Brien, Alex. Krembs, Frank Clark and W. H. Gilchrist. The active bearers were W. W. Spraggon, M. Clifford, Owen Clark, Jas. Rice, J. R. McDonald and P. Collins.


James Eugene Gray

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, March 16, 1905. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

JAMES E. GRAY

City Fireman Passes Away At Oshkosh After Short Illness.

James Eugene Gray passed away at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Northern hospital for the insane at Oshkosh, where he had been a patient since Thursday of last week, suffering with extreme melancholia and general debility resulting from brooding over personal affairs.

Mr. Gray was born at Strongstown, Indiana county, Penn., on May 4, 1861. He removed to this city with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gray in 1864 and has made his home here ever since. He went to work for the Wisconsin Central when he was 18 years of age and followed the life of a railroad man on that and other roads until about four years ago when he was appointed to a position on the city fire department which he held up to the time of his death. He had been stationed continuously at Station No. 2 at the south side. He was a thoroughly experienced railroad man and was an expert in handling trains. He has also served on the fire department with credit, being faithful to duty. He was a victim of a number of serious accidents in railroad work and in the department and had a number of hair breadth escapes as well as serious injuries.

In 1897 Mr. Gray married Miss Ada Dwinell, who with one child, Lillian, aged six, survives him. His other near surviving relatives are his mother Mrs. Thomas Gray, of this city and two sisters and three brothers. The latter are Mrs. Mary Jansen and Wm. Gray of this city, Mrs. Katherine Czeskleba of Waupaca, Thomas Gray of Rib Lake and Albert Gray of Portage.

Mr. Gray has not been well for a couple of years but was able to perform his duties up to about a month ago, when he was forced to take a sick leave. He showed great physical weakness and was in a state of general depression from which he could not be roused. He refused to take medicine or nourishment and complained of headache considerably. It was finally decided that a course of treatment under Dr. Gordon would probable prove more beneficial than anything else and he was removed to the state hospital, but nothing could be done for him. He lapsed into continuous sleep and finally passed away. A telegram received Wednesday warned his relatives here of the approaching end and Mrs. Jansen and Will Gray left for Oshkosh Wednesday afternoon but did not arrive at the hospital until after his death. They arrived with the body this evening.

The funeral will be held Saturday morning at St. Stephen's Catholic church, followed by interment in the parish cemetery.


Jane Loftis Gray

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, October 13, 1956. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

OBITUARY

Mrs. Patrick Gray

Mrs. Patrick Gray, Amherst, died at the Portage County Infirmary Friday at 10 p.m. She had been bedridden since last March.

Born Jan. 29, 1873, near Amherst, she was the former Jane Loftis, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Martin Loftis. She was married in 1916 to Patrick Gray of the Town of Lanark and they in that township until they moved to Amherst several years ago.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Jungers Funeral Home at Amherst, where friends may call after noon on Sunday.

Survivors include a son, Raymond of Milwaukee; four grandchildren, and two brothers, Matt Loftis of Pilliger, Minn., and Pat Loftis of Staples, Minn. Mrs. Gray was a member of the Altar Society of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lanark and of St. James' Church at Amherst.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, October 17, 1956:

Mrs. Patrick Gray

The Rev. S. R. Lengowski officiated Monday at funeral services for Mrs. Patrick Gray, 83, Amherst, who died Friday.

The services were held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lanark, and burial followed in the parish cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Rekowski, Thomas Morgan, Hiram Clinton, Frank Stroik, Leo Krutza and Albert Krutza.

Attending the funeral from a distance were Martin Loftis, Motley, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Loftis, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Myron Loftis, Mrs. Walter Kubicki, Mrs. John Bukewicz and Charles Hammond, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Clinton, Berlin; Mr. and Mrs. Pat Loftis, Staples, Minn., and other relatives and friends from this vicinity.


Johanna Padden Gray

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, December 12, 1928. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Funeral of Mrs. John Gray

Funeral services for the late Mrs. John Gray were conducted at St. Patrick's church in Lanark on Tuesday morning, Rev. N. L. Gross officiating, and burial followed in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Gray's maiden name was Johanna Padden, and she was a daughter of one of the first settlers in southeastern Portage county. She was 60 years old and had spent her entire life in Lanark. Her death occurred December 8.

Her nearest relative, besides her husband and an adopted son, John, is a brother-in-law, Michael Tobin of Milwaukee, who with his children, Evelyn, Jerome, Marie, Bridget and Margaret, was present at the funeral. Others in attendance were Mrs. Patrick Higgins, niece, of Amherst Junction; Katherine Dunn of Milwaukee; William Wilson of DePere; Richard Gray of Proctor, Minn; T. E. Cauley, Mrs. Arthur Gunderson and Mrs. John Peterson of Stevens Point, besides many from Almond, Buena Vista, Stockton and other parts of the county.


John D. Gray

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, December 30, 1911. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DEATH OF JOHN D. GRAY

Passing of One of Lanark's Highly Respected Residents.

John D. Gray died at his home in the town of Lanark at 6 o'clock Thursday morning, Dec. 28, 1911, after a week's illness of internal congestion. He had not been in good health for nearly two years. He was born in Ireland and at the time of his death was 64 years, 7 months and 28 days old. Those who are left to mourn the loss of a faithful and loving husband and father are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Gray, one son, John Gray, jr., of Lanark and four daughters, Mrs. J. H. Droske of Amherst; Mrs. Ed Hopkins of Lanark; Mrs. B. E. True of Almond, Mrs. Eugene Boushley of Buena Vista. Also two sisters, Mrs. Annie Danks of Stevens Point and Mrs. Ellen Warner of Cable. The funeral took place at St. Patrick's church in Lanark at 10:30 Saturday, Dec. 30, Rev. J. E. Meagher officiating. The pallbearers were Michael Riley, John Hopkins, James Dougherty, sr., Leisum Boushley, Wm. Loftis and Robert Cary.

John D. Gray and Miss Elizabeth Corrigan were married Jan. 1, 1873, and therefore Jan. 1, 1912 would have been the thirty-ninth anniversary of their wedding.


Katherine Ann Cresswell Gray

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, April 17, 1907, page 8. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

PIONEER LADY SUMMONED

Mrs. Thos. Gray, Resident of Stevens Point Since 1862, Passed Away Last Thursday Morning.

After an illness of ten long weeks with grip, pneumonia and congestion of the lungs, a siege that seriously weakened the heart action, Mrs. Thomas Gray, passed away at her home, 601 Water street at 8:20 o'clock Thursday morning, heart trouble being the direct cause of death. Though troubled with her heart for several years, Mrs. Gray continued to enjoy general good health until about the last week in January, when she contracted a severe cold during an attack of the grip. After a slight recovery, during which she was able to be about the house, pneumonia set in, but though she was able to withstand the serious illness with some (______), her system had been greatly weakened and death came at the time stated. She retained consciousness to the last, however, sleeping peacefully for a couple of hours, and when she awoke was solicitous that her daughter, Mrs. Mary Jansen, was at her side and should not leave her. Thereafter she laid back quietly and it was all over.

Mrs. Gray was 67 years of age. Her maiden name was Katherine Ann Cresswell, and she was born April 1, 1840, at Strongtown, Indiana county, Pennsylvania, where she remained until her marriage to Thomas Gray on Sept. 1, 1859. They continued to live at Strongtown for three years, when they came to Stevens Point, where Mr. Gray purchased and remodeled the property at 412 Clark street and also engaged in the mercantile business at 319 Main street, in a frame structure on the site where I. S. Hull is now located, and for many years thereafter he was one of our leading, hustling business men. After the death of Mr. Gray in 1878, Mrs. Gray continued to make her home on Clark street, which property is still owned by the estate. For a number of years she has lived on Water street, buying a neat cottage at the corner of Water and Wisconsin streets, and since the death of Mrs. Wm. P. Gray, her daughter-in-law, a couple of years ago, has looked after her son's household affairs. Following the death of her husband, Mr. Gray's business affairs were looked after by the widow, and notwithstanding that she was left with a large and dependent family, they all enjoyed the advantages of a good home, presided over by a watchful mother, including a necessary education in our schools. She was a lady of bright, clear mind and ready wit, admired and loved by all who knew her. She was especially liberal and kind of heart, willing to share and help as far as her means would permit, and many a generous and comforting act can be recalled by the pioneers among her acquaintances. Since coming to Stevens Point in 1862, Mrs. Gray had been a member of St. Stephen's Catholic church, and to herself and husband much of material success of the parish is due. In time of trouble or sickness she was ever ready to lend a helping hand, and no neighborly duty of this kind was too arduous for her to perform. Her departure from this life will therefore not only be missed and mourned by the immediate members of her family, but by innumerable friends as well.

The deceased lady was the mother of nine children, of whom three sons and two daughters survive. These are Thos. T. Gray of Rib Lake, Albert R. Gray of Portage, William P. Gray of this city, Mrs. E. W. Czeskleba of Waupaca, and Mrs. Mary Jansen of this city. The eldest son, James E. Gray, died a couple of years ago, and another, John E., was killed in the woods in 1889.

The funeral was held from St. Stephen's church, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating, at 9 o'clock Monday morning, with interment in the parish cemetery. All of the children were present, and also Mrs. T. T. Gray and son, Frank, Mrs. Albert Gray, and Mr. Czeskleba, their four children and his mother. Other relative in attendance were Mr. P. L. O'Meara of Chicago, and Mrs. Anna Burns of Davenport, Iowa. Friends who came from a distance were Mrs. Patrick Burns of Milwaukee, and Mrs. F. Patterson, of Rhinelander. The pallbearers were G. W. Hein, Alex. Love, Eugene Tack, Alois Gross, L. H. Moll and E. D. Glennon. There were many beautiful floral offerings from relatives and friends.


Katherine Reynolds Gray

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, April 3, 1897. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. JAMES GRAY

After a Long Illness She Passes Away.

Mrs. Katherine Gray died this morning at 2 o'clock at her home at 213 South second street, after an illness of nearly two years with general debility, due to consumption.

Miss Katherine Reynolds was born in Granard, Dublin Co., Ireland, fifty-four years ago. When a young girl she came with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Reynolds, to Brooklyn and a few years later they came to Madison, where her father died about ten years ago. She was married in Madison to James Gray and soon after came to Stevens Point, where they have lived ever since except about six years residence in the city of Waupun. Mr. Gray was engaged in the grocery and farm produce business for a great many years and enjoyed the acquaintance of a large number of friends throughout the city. Mr. Gray died two years ago last Christmas. Since then the business has been carried on by his son, John M. Gray.

Soon after Mr. Gray's death, Mrs. Gray was taken ill and has continued to grow worse steadily until the end. During the holiday week she went down to Dr. Oviati's hospital at Oshkosh where she spent three weeks receiving but slight benefit.

She leaves four children, Miss Helen K., John M., Mary Josephine and James. She also leaves four brothers, Charles and Thomas Reynolds of Jacksonport, Wis., Henry Reynolds of Butternut and Lawrence Reynolds of Menominee. John Reynolds of Jacksonport, a nephew of deceased, arrived in the city last evening. A niece Mrs. Katherine Reynolds, is expected in the city tonight.

The funeral of Mrs. Katherine Gray took place from St. Stephen's church Monday morning. The body was followed from the house to the church by a large number of ladies of the altar society and a larger number of teams were in the procession. The pall bearers were M. Clifford, P. Collins, Owen Clark, James Rice, E. D. Glennon and John Shannon. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mrs. Katherine Reynolds of Milwaukee, Mrs. Charles Reynolds and John Reynolds of Jacksonport. Mrs. Frank Patterson of Rhinelander, a former resident of this city and an intimate friend of the deceased was also present.


Margaret Mullen Gray

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, February 12, 1937. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Margaret Gray

Mrs. Margaret Gray, wife of the late Thomas Gray, a Soo Line railroad conductor and former resident of Stevens Point, died Tuesday morning about 10 o'clock at her home at Clintonville.

The Grays lived in Stevens Point about 10 or 12 years. Mr. Gray died five years ago. Mrs. Gray, who before her marriage was Margaret Mullen, a native of Portage, had been doing practical nursing at Clintonville.

Surviving are five children, all of who were born in Stevens Point. A son, Frank, resides at Glendale, California, and is employed in the post office there. Another son, John, lives at Clintonville. A daughter, Mrs. Austin Means, resides at Glendale as does another daughter, and one daughter lives at Ashland.

Funeral services will be held at Clintonville Monday morning after which the body will be brought to Stevens Point for burial in St. Stephen's cemetery. The funeral party is expected to arrive here about 11 o'clock.


Patrick Joseph Gray

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, March 7, 1961. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Gray Funeral Thursday

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in the Town of Lanark for Patrick Gray, Milwaukee, a former Lanark resident.

Mr. Gray died at a Milwaukee nursing home Monday. He was 82 years old.

Friends may call at the Jungers Funeral Home in Amherst, where the rosary will be said tonight at 8 o'clock.

The Rev. Alfred Hemmersbach will officiate at the funeral, and burial will take place in St. Patrick's Cemetery in the spring.

Mr. Gray, born March 2, 1880, in the Town of Buena Vista, was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Gray Sr. He spent most of his life on a farm in Lanark, moving to Milwaukee to live with his son, Raymond, in 1956.

His wife, the former Jane Loftis, preceded him in death.

Surviving are the son, five grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Dougherty, Amherst.


Thomas Gray

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Friday, March 31, 1877. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Thomas Gray also died on Thursday forenoon of quick consumption, at his residence on Clark street in this city. The deceased settled in Stevens Point about fourteen years ago, and for several years was engaged in trade with his brother James, the firm doing an extensive and lucrative business. Subsequently James settled upon a farm near Ripon, but afterwards removed to Waupun, where he now resides. After James left, Thomas continued in trade alone until the fall of 1873, when he failed, since which time he has been in no regular business. At the time of his death deceased was in the 46th year of his age, he having been born in the town of Tulrish, Leitrim county, Ireland, in 1831. He leaves a wife and eight children--six boys and two girls--the oldest of which is sixteen years of age. The funeral will take place from the Catholic church next Sunday at 3 o'clock P.M.

James Gray, spoken of above, arrived in the city on Wednesday. Father Gray, another brother, now stationed at Peru, Ill., is expected today.


Thomas Theodore Gray

 

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, February 21, 1925. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

THOS. GRAY DIES AT CLINTONVILLE

Thomas T. Gray, native Stevens Pointer and for many years employed as trainman on the Wisconsin Central railroad, much of this time as conductor on the branch line between Chelsea and Rib Lake, died shortly after noon Friday at the family home in Clintonville. Mr. Gray had been an invalid for two years, suffering with rheumatism. He was 63 years of age and a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gray, Sr., among the earliest residents of this city. His father was a former local merchant, having a store at the corner of Clark and South Third streets and lived in a frame house just to the east.

When T. T. Gray relinquished railroad work he moved to Clintonville and worked for the Four Wheel Drive Truck company until ill health forced his retirement.

His widow, two sons and three daughters are the surviving members of his immediate family. The older son, Frank, is employed in the Chicago post office, and John lives at Clintonville. Mrs. Austin Means, the oldest of the girls, resides at Long Beach, Calif., and there are two other daughters, Loretta and Margaret.

Mrs. E. W. Czeskieba of Waupaca is a sister, as is also Mrs. Mary ("Bunny") Gray Jansen of Long Beach, Calif. The only surviving brother is William P. Gray, now located at Long Beach.

Mr. Gray held membership in Branch No. 11, Catholic Knights of Wisconsin, joining the organization in March, 1890.

Funeral services will be held at the Clintonville Catholic church on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock. The remains will then be brought to Stevens Point for interment in St. Stephen's cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, February 25, 1925:

Tom Gray Buried Here

The remains of Thomas T. Gray, native Stevens Pointer and former railroad conductor, who died at Clintonville last Friday, were brought here Tuesday afternoon and interred in the family lot in St. Stephen's cemetery. Prayers were offered at the grave by Rev. James C. Hogan. A requiem mass in honor of the deceased was celebrated at the Clintonville Catholic church yesterday morning at 9 o'clock, after which the funeral cortege started on its 55 mile drive to this city and arrived at 1:30 p.m.


Anna McHugh Grooms

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, November 13, 1913. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. THOMAS GROOMS

Former Portage County Lady Passes Away at Rhinelander.

At Rhinelander, on Wednesday, November 5, Mrs. Thomas Grooms, for many years a resident of the town of Stockton, passed away after a long illness with heart trouble. However, her death was unexpected, even to the members of her immediate family for her condition appeared to be quite improved.

Mrs. Grooms was born in Charles City, Iowa, forty-five years ago last July and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McHugh, who now resides in Aberdeen, South Dakota. When but a little child she accompanied her parents and other members of her family to the town of Stockton, where she remained until her marriage, in 1895. Mr. and Mrs. Grooms thereafter lived in Sidnaw, Michigan, and in 1900 removed to Rhinelander.

Mrs. Grooms is survived by her parents, her husband and one son, William, aged fifteen. She also leaves two sisters and two brothers, the Misses Rose and Hallie, and William and James McHugh, all of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Miss Hallie and James McHugh were present at the funeral, which was held from the Rhinelander Catholic church last Saturday morning. Others who attended were Mrs. J. J. Heffron of this city; Mrs. B. Coniff, Mrs. M. Altenberg and Mrs. G. G. Knoller of Dancy, and Henry Kronenwetter of Kronenwetter, Marathon county.


James Peter Hartman

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, August 16, 1916. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

JAMES P. HARTMAN DEAD

Well Known Carpenter and Old Resident of County Succumbs to Long Illness.

James P. Hartman, who was numbered among the old residents of the county and who for many years followed the vocation of carpenter, died at his home, 815 Ellis street, yesterday afternoon. Mr. Hartman had been in poor health for a number of years and his affliction was finally diagnosed as gall stones. He was in bed, however, only since last Thursday and his death came with an element of suddenness.

The deceased was a native of New York state and was 62 years of age last January 29. When he was a boy he accompanied his parents to Wisconsin and his youth was spent on a farm in Waupaca county. He was married there forty years ago to Miss Margaret Leary and shortly afterward they took up their residence on a farm in the town of Stockton. During the past eighteen years this city has been the family home.

As a carpenter Mr. Hartman was employed in the construction of many of the older buildings of the county and he continued work in this and other lines until ill health forced his retirement. Although of quiet disposition, he formed many acquaintances and was highly regarded by his friends.

Besides the widow, the deceased leaves seven children: Mrs. Adelbert Reinhard, city; Mrs. George Gibbs, Stockton; Mrs. Charles Beedle, Rothschild, and John, Truman, Walter and Irene, city. He also leaves a brother, W. A. Hartman, of Waupaca county, and a sister, Mrs. M. Barrington, of Payette, Idaho.

All of the children, with the exception of the son, John, who is temporarily in the west, are here for the funeral, which will be held from St. Stephen's Catholic church at 9 o'clock Thursday morning, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.


Margaret Leary Hartman

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, May 2, 1936. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. James Hartman

Mrs. James Hartman, a resident of Stevens Point and Portage county most of her life, died Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Gibbs, at Iron Mountain, Michigan. She has been in ill health for the past two years.

Mrs. Hartman, who before her marriage was Margaret Leary, was born in the town of Stockton on May 1857. She lived in Portage county until two years ago when she went to live with her daughter. Mr. Hartman died 20 years ago.

Surviving are three sons, Walter and John Hartman of Stevens Point and Truman Hartman of Wisconsin Rapids; four daughters, Mrs. George Hickey and Mrs. Charles Beadle of Stevens Point, Mrs. Delbert Rhinehart of Arnott and Mrs. Gibbs and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The body is expected to arrive in Stevens Point Monday morning and will be taken to the Rosenow funeral home where it will remain until the time of the funeral. Final arrangements have not been completed.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, May 4, 1936:

Funeral Today

Funeral services for Mrs. James Hartman, a former resident of Stevens Point who died Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Gibbs, at Iron Mountain, Michigan, will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephens' church. The body arrived in Stevens Point Sunday morning and was taken to the Rosenow funeral home where it will remain until the time of the funeral. The rosary will be said this evening at 8 o'clock. Burial will take place in St. Stephen's cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, May 6, 1936:

Funeral of Mrs. Hartman

Funeral services for Mrs. James Hartman, a former resident of Stevens Point, who died Friday afternoon at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George Gibbs at Iron Mountain, Michigan, were held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, at St. Stephen's church. Rev. George A. Casey officiated and burial took place in St. Stephen's cemetery. The body was brought to Stevens Point Sunday morning.

The pallbearers, grandsons of Mrs. Hartman, were Arthur and Gregory Gibbs of Iron Mountain, Claire Rinehart of Arnott, Edwin and Norman Hartmann of Wisconsin Rapids and James Beadle of Stevens Point.

The flowers were carried by Mrs. John Gagnon of Iron Mountain and Miss Irene Beadle of Stevens Point, granddaughters.

Relatives and friends from away who were here included Mr. and Mrs. George Gibbs and sons, Arthur, Gregory and Leland and daughter, Mrs. Gagnon, and Lyle Curran of Iron Mountain; Mr. and Mrs. B. Mulligan and son, Lester, Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Truman Hartman and family of Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Basford of Waupaca; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gibbs and family and Mr. and Mrs. Del Rhinehart and family of Arnott and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Chapman and family of Green Bay.


Walter Hartman

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, July 15, 1975. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Walter Hartman

Walter Hartman, 80, 1741 Spruce St., died late Monday afternoon at the Portage County Home, after a long illness.

He was a retired employe of the Whiting-Plover Papers Co.

Born September 26, 1894, in the town of Stockton, he came to Stevens Point with his family as a child. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Hartman.

Mr. Hartman was with Whiting-Plover for 27 years until retiring at the age of 65, and worked in the shipping department.

He married Bessie Austin April 8, 1935, in Stevens Point. She survives, along with a son, Robert, Milwaukee; a sister, Mrs. Irene Hickey, Dayton, Ohio; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Two brother and three sisters preceded him in death.

Mr. Hartman was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church and Portage County Barracks 1782, Veterans of World War I.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen's Church, with burial in Restlawn Memorial Park, Town of Grand Rapids.

Friends may call at the Boston Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Wednesday. members of the World War I Barracks will conduct a ritual there at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, and a general rosary will follow at 8.

A memorial fund has been established in Mr. Hartman's name.


LaNaeh Newby Heckel

Reprinted from the Portage County Gazette, February 9, 2001, page 6. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

LaNaeh Heckel

LaNaeh Heckel, 87, a Plover native, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at Waunakee Manor Assisted Living Center. Services were private. Memorial can be made to Hospice Care, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison Wisconsin 53711 or to the Plover Senior Center senior volunteer program.

Mrs. Heckel was born June 14, 1913, in Plover, a daughter of the late Percy and Dora Boushley) Newby. She graduated from Stevens Point High School in 1932 and attended St. Mary's School of Nursing in Milwaukee. In 1952 she moved to Pier Lake to live with her parents.

She was married to Herman Heckel in 1960. He died in 1971. After his death, she moved to Plover.

She was active in the Portage County Retired Senior Volunteer Program. She made hundreds of booties and lap robes for nursing home residents. In 1999 she moved to Middleton and then to Waunakee Manor in August.

Survivors include one daughter, Lauris (David) Wagner, Cross Plains; and two granddaughters.

She was also preceded in death by six brothers, LaVerne, Floyd, Murnane, and triplets Leland, Lyle and Lando.


Catherine Heffron

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, January 27, 1897. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Mrs. Matthew Heffron

The death of Mrs. Heffron, widow of the late Matthew Heffron, occurred at the family home in the town of Stockton at 11 o'clock Tuesday evening. The death of her husband occurred at the same place, after a brief illness, June 23, 1894. The Heffrons are among the oldest and best known families of the county. Mr. Heffron settled on what is now the family homestead in Stockton, in 1850, and it was in that home that Mrs. Heffron went as a bride, and where their seven children were born and reared. Mrs. Heffron was born at Cork, Ireland, and at the time of her death was in the 62nd year of her age. Her health had been gradually failing for the past year or more. Seven children survive her. They are Martin, Kate, Daniel, Nora, John, Bridgett and Lizzie, and all except Bridgett, were at home at the time of their mother's death. Daniel was formerly superintendent of schools in this county, but is now engaged in the practice of law in Chicago. Martin lives on the old homestead and John on a farm near by. All of the brothers are also engaged in the real estate business in this county and in Chicago.

The funeral will take place from St. Mary's church, Custer, Friday forenoon at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. Burgmyer officiating. The pall bearers will be Adam Welch, Hugh Black, Ezra Comfort, J. D. McHugh, Joseph Lukaszevig, Timothy Leary, James Tovey, Patrick O'Keefe Sr., Patrick Higgins, Michael Clark, John Doyle and Anthony Lally.


Daniel W. Heffron

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, April 11, 1927. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DANIEL W. HEFFRON DIES IN CHICAGO

BRING BODY HERE

Daniel W. Heffron, county superintendent of Portage county schools in 1887 and until the fall of 1888, when he resigned to take up the study of law at University of Wisconsin, died unexpectedly in Chicago at about 8 o'clock Sunday night. The body will arrive in Stevens Point on a Soo train at 1:11 a.m. tonight and be taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. D. S. Rice, 704 Main street, from where the funeral is expected to be held Wednesday morning. Services will take place at St. Stephen's church, with burial to follow in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Heffron, who practiced his profession in Chicago for more than 35 years, where he specialized in marine law, was taken with a paralytic stroke in his apartment early Thursday morning, one entire side and his throat being affected, rendering him unconscious, in which condition he remained until the end. Prior to the fatal illness, he appeared to be in good health and spent all of Wednesday at his office in the Unity building.

The deceased was a native of the town of Stockton, second son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Heffron, among the first settlers in that district. His age was 67 years. During his boyhood days he attended the home school, later enrolling at Oshkosh Normal, where he was graduated only a few months before assuming the superintendency in Portage county. He also served for many years as a lecturer at De Paul university.

His brothers and sisters are Martin Heffron of Stockton, J. J. Heffron, Miss Nora Heffron and Mrs. Rice of this city. J. J. Heffron went to Chicago Thursday night and was with his brother during the latter's last hours. Others who are expected to accompany the remains here tonight are John Heffron, Jr., and Miss Agnes Morrissey of Chicago and Miss Pearl Heffron, a member of Marquette university faculty, Milwaukee.


Harold Heffron

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, November 20, 1918. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

PNEUMONIA CLAIMS VICTIM

Harold Heffron, Son of Esteemed Local Residents, Passes Away at Fond du Lac Last Week

Harold, older son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Heffron, died at Fond du Lac last Wednesday afternoon and the body was brought to his parents' home in this city next day. Funeral services were held at St. Stephen's church Friday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating, and interment took place in St. Stephen's cemetery. Former boyhood companions who served as casket bearers were F. M. Phelan, Thos. Mullen, Francis Cate, Karl Kuhi, Frank Kelly and Rhody Rice.

Harold was born in the town of Stockton 24 years ago the 16th of last September. The family moved to this city when he was a small child and have resided here ever since.

The young man had been in poor health for the past eight years but the direct cause of his death was pneumonia. He was taken sick a week ago Sunday and failed very rapidly until death relieved his sufferings. Mrs. Heffron was called to his bedside on Tuesday morning of last week and Mr. Heffron went to Fond du Lac next day.

In the death of their first born, the parents have the sympathy of the whole community.

Martin Heffron

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, October 22, 1927. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Martin Heffron

Martin Heffron, treasurer of school district No. 7 in the town of Stockton for more than 43 years, a former member of the county board of education and one of Stockton's most progressive farmers, died at his home in that township at 6 o'clock Friday evening following an illness of several weeks with heart trouble. His condition had been critical for a number of days and the end was not unexpected. The remains were brought to the Boston undertaking parlors in this city and prepared for burial and will be returned to the residence north of Custer late this afternoon or tomorrow morning.

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church, Custer, at 10 a.m. Monday, with interment to follow in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Heffron was a native of Stockton, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Heffron, and was born on the old home farm 72 years ago today. He grew to manhood there, receiving a good education in the district school and he had no sooner reached his majority than the voters of that township elected him to the office of clerk, a position he filled for a continuous period of 12 years. While serving as town clerk he was also chosen as treasurer of the school district and retained this office up to the time of his death.

He was a member of the county board of education for three years and for a long time served as director of the Amherst Telephone company. While carrying on active farm operations, Mr. Heffron also found time to devote to the Custer Creamery company and for a number of years served as its secretary and manager.

While what is known as the Heffron district in the town of Belmont was being developed, the now deceased was intensely interested in colonizing this large tract of land, bringing in settlers who in a comparatively short period of time have developed one of the best farming sections of Portage county.

In 1899 Mr. Heffron was married to Miss Ellen Dawson of Stockton, who survives her husband, as do also a brother and two sisters, John J. Heffron and Mrs. D. S. Rice of this city and Miss Norah Heffron of Marshfield.

The deceased was a member of Council No. 1170, Knights of Columbus.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, October 24, 1927:

Many Pay Him Honor

Automobiles which extended more than a mile composed the funeral procession which escorted the remains of the late Martin Heffron from his farm home in the town of Stockton to St. Mary's church, Custer, this morning, where requiem mass was offered up at 10 o'clock by the pastor, Father Vancastle, assisted by Rev. H. J. Ehr of this city and Rev. Victor Kauty of Winneconne, the latter in charge of the Custer congregation until recently. Only a portion of those who came to pay a last tribute of respect to the deceased were able to get within the edifice. Burial followed in the family lot in the parish cemetery. Casket bearers were John G. Beck, William a. Duggan, A. W. Breitenstein and John W. Glennon of Stevens Point, Michael Feeley of Stockton and Lawrence Higgins of Elderon.

Besides large delegations from this city, Amherst, Buena Vista, Almond and other parts of the county, relatives and friends from longer distances included Mrs. Louis Sitzer, Cass Lake, Minn.; Mrs J. J. Heffron and Miss Pearl Heffron, Milwaukee; Miss Agnes Morrissey, Chicago.


Matthew Heffron

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, June 27, 1894. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Matthew Heffron

In the death of Matthew Heffron, which occurred at his home in Stockton, seven miles east of this city, at 6 o'clock last Saturday morning, one of the best known, most honorable and highly esteemed residents of this county has passed away. Mr. Heffron was a strong, robust man, weighing over two hundred pounds, and when taken sick on Monday of last week, grave fears for his recovery were not felt until a day or two before the end, which came very suddenly and was the result of pneumonia, which affected both lungs.

Matthew Heffron was born in the city of Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland, and was 64 years of age. He came to this country when about 18 years of age, coming soon afterwards to Stevens Point. Four years thereafter he was married, and took up his residence on the farm where he passed the remainder of his days, and which was then an almost unbroken wilderness. By constant and untiring industry, and with the marvelous strength and endurance that he possessed, he soon worked out a good farm, which was added to as years rolled by and he had long been in affluent circumstances. This, however, did not cause him to remain idle, and even during the present season he took an active and leading part in the farm work. The deceased gentleman was known to nearly all the residents of the county, by whom he was much admired for his sterling worth, unquestionable honesty and kind, noble disposition. He was a worthy husband, devoted father, unselfish neighbor and exemplary citizen, and the loss that his family and the community has sustained in his death is great. A wife and seven children are left. The children are Martin, Daniel and John and the Misses Kate, Nora, Bridgett and Lizzie. All are grown up and reside in Stockton except Daniel, who is a successful young lawyer in Chicago. He arrived at home a few hours before his father's death. An only sister, Mrs. Patrick Stapleton, is also left.

The funeral, which was one of the largest even seen in the county, there being 131 teams in line from the house, while others were waiting at the church, was held from St. Mary's church in Stockton on Monday morning. A Requiem High Mass was celebrated by the pastor, Rev. J. Hummel, assisted by Rev. W. J. Rice, of this city, and Rev. Thos. Greubowski, of Polonia. The honorary and active pallbearers were Michael Dawson, C. Dineen, Hugh Black, Ezra Comfort, Michael Clark, Patrick O'Keefe, James McHugh, Jas. Tovey, Jos. Lukaszevig, John Boursier, Patrick Higgins and Timothy Leary.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, June 30, 1894:

Another Pioneer Passes Away

Matthew Heffron, one of the earliest settlers and a prosperous farmer of the town of Stockton, died Saturday morning of last week of pneumonia, after a five days illness. Mr. Heffron was taken sick with a severe cold a week ago last Monday. Nothing serious was apprehended at first but his sickness suddenly developed into pneumonia and caused his death as above stated. He had always enjoyed the best of health, and never but once in his life had experienced sickness of any consequence. Matthew Heffron was born in Kilkenny county, Ireland, in 1830 and was therefore in the sixty fifth year of his age. He came to American when sixteen years of age and located in Pennsylvania. After living there for two years he came to Wisconsin and located in Portage county. In the early 50's he bought a piece of land in what is now the town of Stockton, and went to farming. By his industrious efforts he achieved success in his chosen calling and at the time of his death was the owner of one of the best farms in the county. Besides his wife, seven children are left to mourn his departure. They are three sons: Daniel of Chicago, Martin and John who reside in Stockton, and four daughters, the Misses Katherine, Nora, Lizzie and Bridget Heffron who also reside in Stockton. They were all present to attend the funeral services, as was also John Morrisey of Dubuque, Iowa, a nephew of the deceased who formerly resided here. The funeral was held last Monday forenoon at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's Catholic church in the town of Stockton. Rev. Hummel officiated, assisted by W. J. Rice of this city and Rev. Greukowski of Polonia. The funeral was a very large one, upwards of one hundred teams following the remains to the cemetery. The pall bearers were Michael Dawson, C. Dineen, Hugh Black, Ezra Comfort, Michael Clark, Patrick O'Keefe, James McHugh, James Tovey, Joseph Lukaszevig, Patrick Higgins, Timothy Leary and John Boursier. Mr. Heffron was not only one of the most successful farms of Portage county, but was a man who commanded the respect and friendship of all who knew him. In his death Portage county has lost one of its most honorable and upright citizens, a man whose example and influence has always been for good.


Mrs. Arnold Herman

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, September 29, 1906. Contributed by Karla Leppen.

Mrs. Arnold Herman passed away at her home at Lena on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 3:30 a.m., after an illness of five weeks with tuberculosis of the lungs. The deceased was born at Salona, Door county, on January 11, 1888, but removed with her parents to Wansaukee, when she was three years old and spent her girlhood days there attending school. On April 16 last she was married to Arnold Herman at Lena. Short funeral services were held at Lena before her remains were removed to Wansaukee for interment. At Wansaukee public services were held at the Presbyterian church. The deceased is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rickaby of Wansaukee, also by four brothers and two sisters, Earl, Edward, Leonard and Clifford Rickaby and Mrs. J. H. Betts and Mrs. J. H. Gunn of Wansaukee. Mr. Herman was formally a resident of McDill.

Lillian Gunderson Hickey

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, January 8, 1962. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Custer Postmistress Is Victim Of Crash

The postmistress at Custer, Mrs. Lillian M. Hickey, 59, died Sunday morning in a crash at the corner of Highway 10 and County Trunk J in the Town of Stockton.

The crash, at the Bronx Tavern intersection, six miles east of Stevens Point, critically injured the driver of the other car involved, Mrs. D. R. Brown, 46, Tomah.

Mrs. Brown, reportedly the mother of nine children, is a patient at St. Michael's Hospital here.

County Police said the accident occurred at about 10 o'clock.

Mrs. Hickey and Mrs. Brown were alone in their cars at the time, with the Hickey car heading east on 10 and the other vehicle traveling north on J. Mrs. Brown's automobile passed a stop sign and struck the right side of the other car. Both vehicles came to a stop in a field at the northeast corner of the intersection.

Mrs. Brown, who was believed to be en route to Antigo to a funeral, was thrown from her car and was lying near the right side of the vehicle.

Mrs. Hickey was found in her automobile. She suffered head injuries and was dead when officers arrived.

The wife of a Tomah dentist, Mrs. Brown suffered fractures of both legs, one of them compound; broken ribs, and head injuries. She was unconscious when taken to the hospital and had not regained consciousness this morning.

Damage to the left from of the Brown car was estimated at $1,200, and to the right side of the Hickey car at $200.

There were no witnesses to the accident. County Police said the pavement on Highway 10 was clear, but packed snow covered the surface of J.

Neither car was equipped with seat belts.

The traffic death was the first in Portage County in 1962. There have been five here in separate accidents since Dec. 16, a span of a little more than three weeks.

During 1961, traffic fatalities in the county numbered 16, one less than the all-time record set in 1937.

The body of Mrs. Hickey is at the Crosby Funeral Home, where friends may call after 7 o'clock this evening. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church at Custer. Burial will be made later in the parish cemetery.

The Altar Society of St. Mary's Church will recite the rosary at the funeral home this evening at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Hickey was a member of the organization. A general rosary will be recited there at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening.

Mrs. Hickey, the former Lillian M. Gunderson, was born at Arnott on June 15, 1902, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Gunderson. She was married to John Hickey on Nov. 6, 1923, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lanark.

Mr. Hickey was a cheesemaker at Custer and was in the trucking business. In March 1934 he was appointed postmaster at Custer and he held this position until he died on April 15, 1943.

After his death, Mrs. Hickey was appointed to succeed him and she had been in charge of the Custer Post Office since.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. William (Grace) Dean, Deer Creek, Ill., Mrs. Harold (Elizabeth) Fancher, Hanna City, Ill., Mrs. Alois (Mary E.) Liebe, Joliet, Ill. and Mrs. Charles (Edith) Stephens, Hortonville; four sons, Glen, 315 N. Minnesota Ave., and Harold, James and Roy, all of Joliet, Ill. and 14 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and her sister, as well as by her husband.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, January 11, 1962:

Mrs.'s Hickey's Funeral

The Rev. Emil Hodnik conducted funeral services at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Custer Wednesday morning for Mrs. Lillian M. Hickey, 59.

Mrs. Hickey, postmistress at Custer, was killed Sunday in an automobile accident at the intersection of Highway 10 and County J.

Burial will take place in the spring in the parish cemetery.

Roman Phska, Anton Pejsa, Robert Brunner, Michael Kjer, Myron Kluck and Paul Andrski were the pallbearers.

Attending from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Dean, Deer Creek, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fancher and family, Hanna City, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Steffanus and family, Hortonville, Mr. and Mrs. Alois Liebe and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hickey and family, James Hickey and Roy Hickey, Joliet, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hickey, Sheboygan.


Mary Hopkins Hickey

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, October 25, 1922. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Lanark Pioneer Dies

Mrs. Mary Hickey, a member of the oldest family in the town of Lanark, expired at her home Saturday afternoon, October 14, and was buried from St. Patrick's church Tuesday morning, interment taking place in the adjoining cemetery. Requiem high mass was offered up by the pastor, Father Krill, assisted by Rev. A. J. Quelis and Rev. John Esdepsky, formerly pastors there. The attendance was large, attesting to the high regard in which the deceased was held.

Mrs. Hickey suffered a paralytic stroke early last spring and had since been an almost helpless invalid.

Mary Hopkins was born in County Roscommon, Ireland, 73 years ago, the family emigrating to America when she was a child of two or three years and shortly afterwards settled in Lanark. She was married there to James Hickey and had been a continuous resident of that town for 70 years.

There are six sons and daughters, James of Manitowoc, Mrs. John Shea, Mrs. Daniel McLaughlin and Margaret Hickey of North Dakota, Daniel John and Julia Hickey of Lanark. A brother, John Hopkins, resides in Lanark and is the sole survivor of a large family.


Bridget Dawson Higgins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, February 5, 1931. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. John M. Higgins

Mrs. John M. Higgins, a life-long resident of the town of Stockton, died at 5:45 o'clock this morning at St.. Michael's hospital, of cancer, at the age of 61. Mrs. Higgins had been ailing for the past two years, and had been confined to bed for nearly a year. She was removed to the hospital the last of November, and her condition had been critical since that time.

Mrs. Higgins, whose maiden name was Bridget Dawson, was born in the town of Stockton on December 12, 1869, the daughter of Michael and Catherine Dawson. She lived on her parents' farm and attended school in that vicinity. Her marriage to Mr. Higgins, a farmer in that township, took place in November, 1900.

Mrs. Higgins is survived by her husband, and seven children, Francis M. of Clintonville; Alice, a teacher in the Algoma high school; Lucy, a teacher in the Heffron school in the town of Stockton; John of Richfield; Lester, who is at the family home; Evelyn and Florence, of this city. She also leaves two brothers and three sisters, Dennis Dawson of Portland, Ore., John Dawson, of Prosser, Wash., Mrs. Mary O'Meara, of Cass Lake, Miss Alice Dawson and Mrs. Ellen Heffron, of this city.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, February 6, 1931:

Funeral of Mrs. John Higgins

Funeral services for Mrs. John Higgins, town of Stockton, who died Thursday morning at St. Michael's hospital, will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at St. Mary's church at Custer. Rev. F. Diny will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

The remains of Mrs. Higgins were removed to her home in the town of Stockton Thursday afternoon.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, February 7, 1931:

Mrs. John Higgins Funeral

St. Mary's church at Custer was filled at 10 o'clock this morning for the funeral of Mrs. John Higgins, a lifelong resident of the town of Stockton, who died Thursday morning at St. Michael's hospital. Rev. F. Diny officiated.

Pallbearers were Michael Feeley, Timothy Welch, Emmet Leary, Timothy Leary, John Soik and John Kirsling.

Burial took place in the church cemetery.

Relatives and friends who attended the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Higgins of Clintonville and John Higgins of Richfield, both Francis and John being sons of Mrs. Higgins; Alice Higgins of Algoma and Evelyn and Florence Higgins of Stevens Point, daughters of Mrs. Higgins; Dr. Edward Higgins of Melrose, Patrick and Dennis Higgins of Amherst Junction, Lawrence Higgins and family of Elderon, Mrs. Ellen Heffron and Miss Alice Dawson, sisters of Mrs. Higgins, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Doyle, Richard Doyle and Mrs. Ray Ritchay, all of Stevens Point.

John M. Higgins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, September 12, 1933. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

JOHN M. HIGGINS

John M. Higgins, a lifelong resident of the town of Stockton, died at 5:45 o'clock Monday afternoon of plurisy (sic) and throat trouble following a long illness.

Mr. Higgins, whose parents were Patrick and Margaret Higgins, was born in the town of Stockton on September 23, 1863, and had lived there all of his life. He was married to Miss Bridget Dawson 38 years ago. Her death occured on January 5, 1931.

He was a former director of the Heffron school for 25 years, a former assessor of the town of Stockton, and financial secretary of Chairity Court No. 47, Catholic Order of Foresters, since its organization. He was also an active member of St.. Mary's church of Custer.

Surviving are three sons, Francis Higgins of Clintonville, John Higgins, Jr. of Richfield and Lester, at home; four daughters, Misses Alice and Evelyn, city, Mrs. Raymond Hintz of Stockton and Miss Florence at home, and three brothers, Dennis and Lawrence, Stockton and P. F. Higgins, Amherst Junction.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9:45 o'clock at the family home and at 10 o'clock at St.. Mary's church at Custer. Rev. Joseph Shaefer will officiate and interment will be in the parish cemetery.

The body will be taken to the family home this afternoon.

Reprinted from Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, September 15, 1933:

Funeral of John M. Higgins

St.. Mary's church of Custer was filled to capacity, with many remaining outside who could not gain admittance Thursday morning for the funeral services of John M. Higgins, a lifelong resident of the town of Stockton, who died Monday afternoon following a long illness.

Services were held at 10 o'clock at the church and burial took place in the parish cemetery. Rev. Joseph Shaefer conducted the services. The Custer choir sang during the services.

Pallbearers were Michael Feely, T. H. Leary, Peter Kiefer, Timothy Welch, Felix Lukasavitz and John Bigalka.

In charge of the flowers were Regina and Lucy Kirsling, Bridget Lukasavitz and Isabelle Hintz.

People from out of town attending the funeral were William M. Hanson, John P. Tanty, H. M. Morton, T. G. Shedore and Abner Fredenberg of Clintonville; Mr. and Mrs. Karl Lucas, Milwaukee; Edwin Winenger, and Theodore Laubenheimer of Richfield and Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Higgins of Amherst Junction. Chriety (sic) court No. 47, Catholic Order of Foresters of Custer, attended in a body, along with visiting members of the Stevens Point court.


Katherine Higgins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, March 12, 1904. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Katherine Higgins

P. Kelly received a message Wednesday evening announcing the death of Mrs. [sic] Katherine Higgins in the county hospital at Wausau after a short illness resulting from a cold.

The deceased was born in the town of Stockton on April 20, 1868, and was therefore in her thirty-sixth year. She was a daughter of Mrs. P. Higgins of Stockton. She leaves a mother, four brothers and a sister to mourn her loss. Miss Higgins was formerly a student in the High school but was compelled to give up her studies on account of mental debility, and for the past sixteen years she has been under treatment at Oshkosh and Wausau.

Mr. Kelly met the remains here Thursday afternoon and accompanied them to Stockton station, from which point they were transferred by team to the family home in the north part of the town.

The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 at St.. Mary's church at Custer, Rev. E. P. Lorigan officiating.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, March 19, 1904:

The funeral of Miss Kate Higgins was held at Custer this morning by Rev. E. P. Lorigan. The pallbearers were Lawrence Nugent, Thomas Nugent, Lawrence Nugent, Michael Nugent, Richard Lovely and John E. Welch.


Margaret Nugent Higgins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, October 10, 1908. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. PATRICK HIGGINS

Death Comes to Pioneer Resident of Stockton as Result of Apoplexy.

Mrs. Patrick Higgins passed away at her home in the town of Stockton at 10:30 Monday night as the result of a stroke of apoplexy which she experienced last night. The stroke was a serious one and she never regained consciousness after it. She has been in poor health, suffering from heart trouble, for upwards of two years.

Margaret Nugent was born in Queens county, Ireland, in 1834 and was therefore 74 years of age. She came to this country with her parents about 1844 and resided for six years in Iowa. They came to Portage county in 1850 and two years later she was married to Mr. Higgins. They settled on the farm in Stockton, which has ever since been the family home. Mr. Higgins passed away in 1903. They are survived by six children, John, Lawrence, Dennis, Patrick, Dr. Edward G. Higgins and Miss Bridget Higgins. All reside at home or nearby except Dr. Higgins who is located at Melrose, and Patrick, who is the Wisconsin Central's agent at Custer. She is survived by three brothers and a sister, Edward, Michael and Richard Nugent and Mrs. Catherine Lovely, all living in this vicinity. The deceased was an earnest christian woman whose life was devoted to her home and children and her death will be mourned not only by her own family but by a large circle of neighborhood friends.

The funeral was held Thursday at 10 o'clock from St.. Mary's church at Custer, Rev. Father Ulrich officiating.


Patrick Higgins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, February 14, 1903. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

PATRICK HIGGINS

Death of a Prominent Farmer of the Town of Stockton.

Patrick Higgins died at his home in the northern part of the town of Stockton at 11:30 Tuesday evening after an illness of nine days with the grip. His condition was regarded as serious almost from the first and for several days his life had hung tremblingly as in a balance.

Mr. Higgins was born in Kings county, Ireland, 71 years ago. He came to this country in 1850 and for some years was engaged here with his brother(s), John and Simon, in making shingles and in running the river. Afterward the brothers went to Chicago and later John returned to Ireland, where he still lives. Patrick purchased his farm in the town of Stockton and for the past 43 years has been engaged in tilling the soil. He was the owner of a very fine farm and had surrounded his family with many of the comforts of the modern farm.

He married Miss Margaret Nugent in this city in 1860, who with seven children survives him. The children are Miss Bridget, John, Dennis, Lawrence, Kate, Edward and Patrick. All live at or near the old home except Miss Kate, who is at Wausau, and Edward, who is studying medicine in Milwaukee. He has a brother and sister in Chicago, Simon and Mrs. Eliza Gorman, also three brothers and a sister in the old country.

The funeral was held Friday morning. The body was removed from the house at 9 o'clock and the service at St.. Mary's church at Custer will be held at 9:30, Rev. E. P. Lorigan officiating.

Mrs. Higgins and their daughter, Miss Bridget, have also been seriously ill with grip but are now recovering.


Agnes Gray Hopkins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, August 26, 1963. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Ed Hopkins

A former Town of Lanark resident, Mrs. Ed Hopkins, Green Bay, died Sunday at the age of 88.

Her death occurred in St. Vincent's Hospital, Green Bay.

The body will be brought to Lanark Tuesday and funeral services will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church there at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Hopkins was born in Lanark June 7, 1875, and was married at St. Patrick's Church.

She is survived by her husband; a son, Claude, Appleton; two daughters, Dorothy and Alice, Appleton; and a sister, Mrs. Theresa Bousley, Appleton.


Arvilla Allen Hopkins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, January 11, 1950. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Arvilla Hopkins

Funeral services for Mrs. Arvilla C. Hopkins of Almond, who died at St. Michael's hospital here Jan. 6. were held Tuesday morning at St. Patrick's Catholic church, Lanark.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, January 13, 1950:

Funeral Details

Pallbearers at the funeral of Mrs. Arvilla Hopkins, which was held Tuesday morning at St. Patrick's Catholic church in the town of Lanark, were six grandsons, Basil and John Guyant, Lyle and Lowell Johanknecht and Jerome and Ronald Boushley. Granddaughters were in charge of the floral offerings.

Two hymns were sung during the services, at which Rev. Francis Disher officiated. Burial took place in the family lot in the Lanark cemetery.

Relatives came for the services from Neenah, Amherst, Waupaca, Minneapolis, Stevens Point and Mosinee.

Mrs. Hopkins was a Portage county resident for many years and for the past few years had resided in the town of Belmont.


Daniel J. Hopkins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, September 11, 1925. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Dan Hopkins

Daniel Hopkins, one of Portage county's best known farmers and a lifelong resident of the town of Lanark, died at the family home at 4:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Heart disease and dropsy were the cause of his demise. He had been poorly since early last March and was confined to his bed for a couple of months.

Mr. Hopkins was born on the old home farm 52 years ago the 7th of last January. Surviving members of his family are the widow, a brother and sister, John Hopkins of Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Peter Doyle of Lanark.

The funeral will be held from St. Patrick's church, Lanark, at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning, Rev. Joseph Rach to officiate with interment in the parish cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, September 14, 1925:

Hopkins Funeral Today

St. Patrick's church in Lanark was filled to overflowing and scores of people were unable to get within the edifice when funeral services were held this morning for the late Daniel Hopkins, native of that township and one of its most esteemed citizens. Mr Hopkins, who passed away at his home a short distance east of the church last Thursday afternoon, was buried at 9:30 today, requiem high mass being offered up by the pastor, Rev. Joseph Rauch, assisted by Rev. John Gehl of Lebanon as deacon and Rev. Victor Kaudy of Custer as sub-deacon. A fitting eulogy of the deceased was pronounced by Father Gehl, for several years in charge of the Lanark congregation and a close friend of Mr. Hopkins.

The casket bearers were Anthony Riley, Jr., John Dougherty, Pat Riley, James McTigue, James Cooney and Pat Gray.

Among the relatives who came from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. John Trader and son, John, Jr., and daughter, Mrs. Sarah Hail, all of St. Cloud, Minn. Mr. Trader is a brother [in-law] of Mr. Hopkins.

Mr. Hopkins, who spent his entire life in Lanark and was one of its most prosperous farmers, was married on Nov. 26, 1902 to Miss Frances Trader of Fancher.


Francis Sylvester Hopkins

Reprinted from the Portage County Gazette, September 24, 2004, page 6. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Frank S. Hopkins Sr.

Frank S. Hopkins Sr., 89, Hughes Springs, Texas, a town of Lanark native and brother of a Stevens Point woman, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Daingerfield, Texas. Burial will follow in Our Lady of the Pines Cemetery in Daingerfield.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs, Texas.

Mr. Hopkins was born Jan. 27, 1915, in the town of Lanark, a son of the late Patrick and Mary (Klosowski) Hopkins Sr. He was married to Joann Wyland on Jan. 5, 1939. They made their home in Hughes Springs, Texas, for 65 years.

As a young boy, he worked on the Simons farm and then for the DEE Born Ice Co. in Stevens Point.

He worked for the L&A Railroad and the KCS Railroad, and retired in 1980 from the Texas Northern Railroad. He was a maintenance man, shop foreman and superintendent. After his retirement, he worked on his farm where he raised cattle and grew trees for lumber.

He played baseball in Stevens Point and won many awards as a baseball player. He also played city baseball for Hughes Springs and Daingerfield in the 1940s and 1950s. He was in the Golden Gloves boxing competition in Chicago.

He was a founding member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Daingerfield, Texas, and continued his membership since 1948.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, Frank Jr. (June), Patrick and Michael (LuAnn), all of Hughes Springs, Texas, and George (Barbara), Toledo, Ohio; six daughters, Nancy (Fred) Winters and Barbara Golden, both of Hughes Springs, Texas, Mary Ellen (Larry) Callas and Teresa, both of Longview, Texas, Margaret (David) Dobbs, Daingerfield, Texas, and Maureen (Michael) Raibel, Kingsport, Tenn.; one sister, Mary Koback, Stevens Point; 25 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Estella Gibbs, Agnes Kiefer and Lucy Bonnell; and four brothers, Raymond, Anthony, Patrick Jr. and George.


George H. Hopkins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, January 23, 1942. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Point Soldier is Fatally Injured; Dies in the South

George H. Hopkins, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hopkins, 928 Blaine street, died at the station hospital at Camp Livingston, La., this morning of injuries suffered Thursday in a motorcycle accident, according to a message received by his father.

He was the first soldier from Portage county to lose his life since this country entered the war.

Hopkins left Stevens Point in October, 1940, as a member of Battery D, 120th Field Artillery. He was subsequently transferred and at the time of his death was a mess sergeant in a service battery.

The body will be brought to Stevens Point.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, January 24, 1942:

George H. Hopkins

The body of George H. Hopkins, 24, Stevens Point soldier and son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hopkins, 928 Blaine street, who died Friday morning at the station hospital at Camp Livingston, Louisiana, following a motorcycle accident is being brought to Stevens Point. It is expected to arrive here Sunday and will be taken to the Crosby funeral home. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

The young man was born in the town of Buena Vista and during his childhood located in Stevens Point with his parents. He attended the McKinley school and was graduated from the local high school in 1936. Prior to going to Louisiana with Battery D, 120th Field Artillery, 32nd Division, on October 16, 1940, he was in a CCC camp for three years. He was a mess sergeant at Camp Livingston.

Surviving are his parents, his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Klosowski of the town of Alban, four sisters, Mrs. Elwood Bonnell of King, Mrs. Water Gibbs of Arnott, Mrs. Roman Koback, 916 Washington avenue, and Mrs. Lawrence Taylor, 928 Blaine street, and four brothers, Raymond, Anthony and Patrick, Jr., at home and Frank of Hughes Springs, Texas.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, January 26, 1942:

Hopkins Funeral Wednesday

Funeral services for George H. Hopkins, Stevens Point soldier who died Friday at Camp Livingston, Louisiana, from injuries he received in a motorcycle accident, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Crosby funeral home. Military rites will be conducted and the body will be placed in a vault.

The body arrived on an early Soo Line train this morning and will be at the funeral home until after the services.


James Hopkins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, June 21, 1929. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Was Portage County Native

James Hopkins, a native of the town of Lanark and who spent his boyhood days there, died on June 10 at a Superior hospital and was buried in that city. He had been in poor health for a long time. His brothers, Mike Hopkins of Waupaca and Ed. Hopkins of Amherst, attended the burial, as did their wives. The deceased, who was upwards of 50 years of age, is survived by a family.


John Hopkins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, October 25, 1923. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Passing of Lanark Pioneer

John Hopkins, one of the last of the pioneer residents of Lanark township, who located there 55 years ago and had been an almost continuous resident of that section ever since, expired at his home at 11:55 o'clock Wednesday noon. Death is attributed to a general breaking down of the system due to advanced age, but he was confined to his bed only about 10 days.

Mr. Hopkins was born in County Roscommon, Ireland, 79 years ago last June. When he was 12 years of age the family emigrated to American and located in Racine county, Wisconsin, where he grew to young manhood.

He was twice married. His first wife died in 1881 and his second wife passed away on Oct. 27, 1921. There are two sons and a daughter, Daniel of Lanark, John of Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Peter Doyle of Lanark.

Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick's church, Lanark, at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, Rev. John Gehl officiating, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

John Patrick Hopkins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, December 23, 1935. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

John Hopkins

John Hopkins, a former resident of Portage county, died early Saturday morning at his home at Lewiston, Idaho, according to a telegram received Saturday night by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Thomas J. Brown, 732 Strongs avenue. He had been in health (sic) for the past year.

Mr. Hopkins was born in January 1874, in Buena Vista, a son of John and Margaret Hopkins. His marriage to Miss Lettie Corrigan, a sister of Mrs. Brown, took place about 37 years ago. After their marriage, the couple located at Star Lake, Wisconsin, where Mr. Hopkins was superintendent of a logging company. They moved west about 18 years ago. Mrs. Hopkins died in January, 1931.

Surviving are a son, Clifford Hopkins of Lewiston, and a sister, Mrs. Peter Doyle of Lanark. Burial will take place in Idaho.


Letitica Corrigan Hopkins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, January 28, 1930. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Local Women Learn Sister Dies in West

Mrs. Thomas J. Brown and Mrs. John J. Ryan of this city received a message from Lewiston, Nez Perce Co., Idaho, announcing the death at 8 o'clock Monday evening of their sister, Mrs. John Hopkins, known to many of the earlier residents of Portage county as Miss Lettie Corrigan.

She had been in poor health for the past two years, suffering with leakage of the heart and other complications. The deceased was about 53 years of age and had lived in the west for the past 20 years, moving to Lewiston three years ago. For a long time previously, Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins were located at Star Lake, where he was superintendent for a logging company. They have one son, Clifford Hopkins, also residing in the western country. Other members of the family include a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Gray of Buena Vista, and two brothers, George Corrigan of California and William Corrigan of Marshfield.

Mrs. Hopkins' last visit to Stevens Point was three years ago, when she spent two months with local relatives.

Mary Klosowski Hopkins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, October 15, 1947. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Patrick Hopkins

Mrs. Patrick Hopkins, age 63, died suddenly this morning at 3:30 o'clock at her home at 928 Blaine street. She became ill during the night.

Mrs. Hopkins, whose maiden name was Mary Klosowski, was born on Jan. 6, 1884, in Brooklyn, N. Y. At the age of eight she came to Portage county with her parents, the late Frank and Mary Klosowski, who located on a farm in the town of Sharon. She resided in Sharon until she went to keep house for her brother, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Klosowski, who was pastor of St. Bronislawa's Catholic church at Plover at the time. Two years later, on April 13, 1904, she married Mr. Hopkins of Lanark. The couple were married at the Plover church. After their marriage they lived on a farm in Sharon for four years and in Lanark six years after which they moved to Stevens Point and had lived here since. Mr. Hopkins is a Soo Line railroad employe.

Surviving are her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Ellwood Bonnell and Mrs. Walter Gibbs of King and Mrs. Roman Koback and Mrs. Leonard Kiefer of Stevens Point, four sons, Raymond, Anthony and Patrick at home and Frank of Hughes Springs, Tex., six brothers and sisters, Monsignor Klosowski and Miss Rose Klosowski of the town of Alban, Dr. Joseph Klosowski and Mrs. George Kosmowski of Detroit, Mich., Anthony Klosowski of Sharon and Mrs. Victor Struache of Washington, D. C., 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A son, George, died in 1942 while a member of the armed forces, and three sisters and a brother also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church and burial will follow in Guardian Angel cemetery. The body is at the Crosby funeral home where it may be viewed after Thursday noon. The rosary will be said Thursday and Friday evenings at 8 o'clock.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, October 21, 1947:

Funeral of Mrs. Hopkins

Rt. Rev. Msgr. Michael Klosowski was the celebrant of a requiem high mass Saturday morning at the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Patrick Hopkins, 928 Blaine street, who died last Wednesday morning. The services were held at St. Stephen's Catholic church at 8:30 o'clock. Rev. Joseph Schulist preached a sermon. Present in the sanctuary were Revs. Leo Trojanowski, John R. McGinley and Dennis Babilewicz, O. F. M. Burial took place in St. Stephe's cemetery.

Pallbearers were Daniel Helbach, John Hopkins, Zador Pollum, Leonard Karch, Joseph Klosowski and Robert Jankowski.

Attending the services from away were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hopkins and four children of Hughes Springs, Tex., Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gibbs and daughter, Beverly, Mr. and Mrs. Ellwood Bonnell and children, Audrey and Arleigh, and Mrs. John Bonnell of King, Mrs. Victoria Strauche of Washington, D. C., Mrs. George Kosmoski and daughter, Georgiana, Mrs. Frances Sanders and Miss Mary Ann Klosowski of Detroit, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hopkins and family and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wyland of Milwaukee.


Mary Timlin Hopkins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, April 1, 1925. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Lanark Pioneer Dies

Mrs. Mary Hopkins, one of the first settlers in the town of Lanark, locating there when that section was little more than a wilderness, but who moved to Waupaca a few years ago and had since resided with one of her sons, Michael Hopkins, died at the latter's home last Thursday at the age of 88 years.

Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's church, Lanark, Saturday morning with interment beside her husband in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Hopkins was born in County Mayo, Ireland, Aug. 15, 1837. She is survived by five sons and two daughters, Edward of Amherst, Michael of Waupaca, Thomas of New London, James of Superior, Patrick of Stevens Point, Mrs. Jacob Sans of Bancroft and Mrs. Geo. Corrigan of Buena Vista. There are also 36 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Six of her grandsons served as pallbearers.


Michael Hopkins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, April 15, 1896. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MICHAEL HOPKINS

Michael Hopkins, an old resident of the town of Lanark, passed away at his home on the 1st inst. He had been a resident of that town for a quarter of a century. The deceased gentleman was born in County Roscommon, Ireland, 67 years ago, and he emigrated to this country when a young man, locating at first at Racine, Wis. After a residence there of several years, he came to Lanark. He was married to Miss Mary Timlin 26 years ago, and is survived by the widow, six sons and two daughters. The deceased was an honest man and a good citizen, and many friends sympathize with the family in their loss. The funeral took place from St. Patrick's church in Lanark on the 3rd inst., Rev. E. P. Lorigan officiating, the remains being borne from the house to the church and grave by Michael Riley, Henry Stinson, Wm. Loftis, Jas. Padden, Thos. Hanley and Jarvis Tracey. The honorary bearers were Jas. McTigue, Thos. Cooney, Thos. Kirby, Patrick McNamara and Dennis Leahy. Relatives from this city who attended the funeral were Patrick and the Misses Mary, Delia and Sarah Clark.


Michael Hopkins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, June 25, 1932. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

OBITUARY

Michael Hopkins

Michael Hopkins, age 59, a native of Portage county and brother of Patrick Hopkins, 928 Blaine street, died at 10 o'clock Friday morning at his home at Waupaca. He had been ill a long time.

Mr. Hopkins was born in the town of Lanark on December 23, 1872, and spent most of his life there until his marriage. He was married on October 29, 1919, to Mrs. Mae Hopkins of Waupaca and they became the parents of two children, Gerald and Marietta.

Besides his wife and children, Mr. Hopkins is survived by a stepdaughter, Mrs. Clayton Jones of Waupaca, three brothers, Patrick Hopkins of Stevens Point, Ed Hopkins of Lanark and Thomas Hopkins of Kaukauna and two sisters, Mrs. George Corrigan of Lanark and Mrs. Jacob Sans of Ripon.

Funeral services will be held at the home at 8:30 o'clock Monday morning, followed by services at 9 o'clock at St. Mary Magdelene church, Rev. A. O. Rellander will conduct the services and burial will take place in St. Mary's cemetery at Waupaca.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, June 28, 1932:

Funeral of Mr. Hopkins

Funeral services for Michael Hopkins, brother of Patrick Hopkins, 928 Blaine street, and a native of Portage county, who died Friday at his home at Waupaca were held at 9 o'clock Monday morning at the family home, Rev. O. A. Rylander officiated and interment took place in the Waupaca cemetery.

Pallbearers were Will Leahy, Frank Polly, Jacob Remmel, Irving Erickson, J. W. Carew and E. R. Habig.

Persons who came from away included Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hopkins and family and Mr. and Mrs. James J. Glennon and family of Stevens Point; Mr. and Mrs. John Hickey of Custer; Mr. and Mrs. Shu and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hayes of Royalton' Mr. and Mrs. Sam Henjum of Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. George Corrigan of Lanark; Thomas Hopkins of Kaukauna, Mrs. Jacob Sans of Ripon and the Edward Hopkins and Lloyd Gibbons families of Amherst. A number of old neighbors and friends of Lanark were present.


Patrick Henry Hopkins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, May 12, 1969. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Patrick H. Hopkins, Sr.

Patrick H. Hopkins Sr., 88, formerly of 2549 Blaine Street, died Saturday evening at the Portage County Infirmary. He had been in ill health since January 1968.

Mr. Hopkins entered St. Michael's Hospital in January 1968 and had resided at the Portage County Home since March 1969.

Mr. Hopkins was born Aug. 20, 1880, in the Town of Lanark, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hopkins. He married the former Mary Klosowski April 13, 1904 at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover.

After their marriage the couple lived in Sharon and Lanark until moving to Stevens Point in 1920. Mr. Hopkins was employed by Joerns Furniture Co. and by the Soo Line Railroad. He retired from the railroad in August 1945, after 25 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and sisters, his wife, and two sons, George and Raymond.

Mr. Hopkins is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Walter (Estella) Gibbs and Mrs. Lucy Bonnell, both of King, Mrs. Leonard (Agnes) Kiefer, 2549 Blaine Street, and Mrs. Roman (Mary) Koback, 1433 W. River Drive; three sons, Frank, Hughes Spring, Tex., Anthony, Wetmore, Colo., and Patrick Jr. of Bancroft; 26 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with burial following in St. Stephen's Cemetery.

A rosary will be said at the Crosby Funeral Home tonight at 8.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, May 14, 1969:

Hopkins Funeral

Funeral services for Patrick H. Hopkins, Sr., 88, formerly of 2549 Blaine Street, were held Tuesday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Mullen officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Hopkins died Saturday evening at the Portage County Home where he had been a resident since March. He had been in ill health for more than a year.

Pallbearers, all grandsons, were Arlie Bonnell, Robert Karch, Ronald and Peter Kiefer, Dennis Koback and Duan Wrycha.

Relatives and friends attended from Wetmore, Colo., Hughes Spring, Tex., Detroit, Mich., Milwaukee, Green Bay, Oconto, King, Appleton and the Stevens Point area.


Raymond A. Hopkins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, October 7, 1966. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Raymond Hopkins

Raymond Hopkins, 59, 2549 Blaine Street, died suddenly this morning.

He suffered a heart attack at Altenburg's Dairy, where he was employed and was pronounced dead at 11 at St. Michael's hospital, where he was taken by ambulance.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Crosby Funeral Home.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, October 8, 1966:

Hopkins Rites Set

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Stephens's Catholic Church for Raymond Hopkins, 59, 2549 Blaine Street, who suffered a fatal heart attack while at work at Altenburg's Dairy on Friday.

Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Sunday at the Crosby Funeral Home, where Berens-Scribner Post No. 6, American Legion, will conduct rites at 7 p.m. A general rosary will follow at 8.

The son of Patrick Hopkins and the late Mrs. Mary Hopkins, he was born in the Town of Sharon on Sept. 12, 1907. From 1909 to April 1920, the family lived in the Lanark area, moving then to Stevens Point.

Mr. Hopkins attended Stevens Point High School, from where he graduated in 1926. For the past 30 years, except for time in military service, Mr. Hopkins was employed at Altenburg's Dairy.

A holder of the Bronze Star and Silver Star medals, Mr. Hopkins served as a sergeant in Battery A, 399th Field Artillery, 8th Armored Division, during World War II.

He served in Europe from Aug. 17, 1943 to May 29, 1945, where he took part in the Naples-Foggia campaign and the Rome-Arno campaign in Italy. He also served in southern France and the Rhineland.

For three months, from Jan. 20, 1945, to April 29, 1945, he was a prisoner of war in Germany.

He is a member of the local American Legion Post and Schumann-Heink Chapter No. 30, Disabled American Veterans.

Mr. Hopkins, who was single, is survived by his father, 2549 Blaine Street; four sisters, Mrs. Roman (Mary) Koback, 1433 W. River Drive, Mrs. Leonard (Agnes) Kiefer, 2549 Blaine Street, and Mrs. Elwood (Lucy) Bonnell and Mrs. Walter (Stella) Gibbs, both of King; and three brothers, Anthony, Wetmore, Colo., Patrick Hopkins Jr., Route 1, Bancroft, and Frank, Hughes Springs, Tex. His mother and one brother preceded him in death.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, October 11, 1966:

Hopkins Rites

The Rev. Donald Wilger officiated at funeral services Monday morning at St. Stephen's Catholic Church for Raymond Hopkins, 59, 2549 Blaine Street, who died Friday.

Pallbearers were James and Tom Altenburg, Glen Hickey, Glenn Kussman, Earl Buelow and Walter Helbach.

Burial took place in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Hopkins was a World War II veteran who held the Bronze Star and Silver Star and military rites were conducted at the grave by Berens-Scribner Post No. 6, American Legion.

Members of the Legion memorial team were Tom Helminski, Donald Merdan and Frank Love. Ted Schulfer was in charge of the firing squad, whose other members were Stanley Polebitski, George Cronk, John Singer, George Quimby, John Drapes, Chet Zywicke and Fred Rogers.

Mary Engebretson was the bugler.

Relatives and friends attended the services from Wetmore, Colo., Hughes Springs, Tex., Appleton, Green Bay, Waupaca, King and the Stevens Point area.


Regina Dudzik Hoppa

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, June 27, 1961. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Regina Hoppa

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church for Mrs. Frank Hoppa, 52, of 714 West St.  Mrs. Hoppa died Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Hospital. She was in ill health for the past two years and was hospitalized for nine weeks before her death.

The body is at the Dzikoski Funeral Home, where friends may call after noon on Wednesday. A general rosary will be recited there Wednesday evening at 7:30.

Mrs. Hoppa, the former Regina Dudzik, was born in the town of Dewey on April 22, 1909, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Dudzik. She attended school in Dewey and remained at home until her marriage to Frank Stroik. Mr. Stroik died in 1942 and she was married on Dec. 1, 1945, to Mr. Hoppa. They lived since at the West street address. Mr. Hoppa is employed by the Joerns Bros. Furniture Co.

Mrs. Hoppa is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Levandowski, 714 West St., Mrs. Gerald (Esther) Peterson, Whiting, and Miss Geraldine Hoppa at home; five sons, Elmer Stroik, Town of Hull, Clarence Stroik, 208 Washington Ave., Frank Stroik, 713 Brawley St., and Gerald and Donald Stroik, at home; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Frank (Johanna) Glodowski, Amherst Junction, Mrs. Theodore (Mary) Cholewinski, 1520 S. Michigan Ave., and Mrs. August (Martha) Tuszkowski, 420 4th Ave., and one brother, Edward Dudzik, Town of Dewey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, one brother and one sister.


Nora Shea Houlehan

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, June 30, 1923. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Edward Houlehan

Telephone messages received by local relatives on Friday brought information of the death at Tomahawk, early that morning, of Mrs. Edward Houlehan, sister of Mrs. Margaret Mullen and Mrs. E. S. Esker of this city.

Mrs. Houlehan had been poorly for a year, being first taken with neuritis last summer, and although she partially recovered from its effects and was able to take occasional rides, her condition never grew strong.

The deceased's maiden name was Nora Shea and she was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shea, pioneer Stevens Pointers. Nora was born in Washington county 67 years ago last April, the family moving here about a year later and she grew to womanhood in this city.

Miss Shea and Mr. Houlehan were married in 1885. Before becoming permanent residents of Tomahawk a number of years ago the family lived for a time at Hurley and Mosinee.

Mr. and Mrs. Houlehan were the parents of six children, four of whom are now living. The are Edward, Jr., of Rhinelander, Thomas of Kentucky, Mrs. Warren Suthft and Miss Rosetta Houlehan of Tomahawk. Other near relatives of Mrs. Houlehan are two brothers, Thos. Shea of Chicago and Frank Shea of Butte, Montana.

Burial services will be held at Tomahawk Monday morning. Those who expect to attend from here include Mrs. Esker, Dr. G. M. Houlehan, Misses Loretta and Ella Mullen.


Grace E. Boushley Howe

Reprinted from the Portage County Gazette, June 22, 2001. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Grace E. Howe

Grace E. (Boushley) Howe, 87, Appleton, a town of Lanark native, died Thursday, June 14, 2001.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Valley Funeral Home in Appleton, with the Rev. Frank Conner officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday and again from 10 a.m. Monday until the services.

Mrs. Howe was born June 29, 1913, in the town of Lanark, a daughter of the late Eugene and Anna (Gray) Boushley. She was married to Lloyd Howe in November 1931. He died in 1975.

Survivors include four sons, Eugene, Menasha, Delbert (Juanita), Neenah, Gordon (Linda), Appleton and Allan (Lalette), Greenville; three daughters, Janice (Floyd) Scheibe, Gillett, and Carol Hopfensperger and Donna (Kermit) Buman, both of Appleton; one sister, Norma Stelow, Michigan; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Leslie Boushley; three sisters, Blanche, Maude and Thelma; and one grandson.


Mary Rice Hurlbut

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, January 17, 1931. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Funeral of Mrs. Hurlbut

The funeral of Mrs. Mary A. Hurlbut, 536 South Fremont street, who died Tuesday evening, was held Friday afternoon at 2o'clock at the Boston funeral home, Rev. Carl Asmus officiating. During the services Mrs. H. R. Steiner and Mrs. Arthur Hetzel, accompanied by Mrs. L. S. Dietrich, sang "Lead Kindly Light" and "There is No Night There."

The remains will be kept in the vault until spring when burial will take place in Forest cemetery.


Bertha Gavinski Eiden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, September 28, 1931. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Mrs. Bertha Eiden

Mrs. Bertha Eiden, aged 62, a resident of Portage county for many years, died at 3 o’clock this morning at her home in the town of New Hope. She had been in failing health for the past four months, and for two months, while confined in bed,
was in serious condition.

Mrs. Eiden’s maiden name was Bertha Gavinski and she was born in West Prossen, Germany, on November 29, 1888. She came to this country at the age of 18 and resided with friends in the town of Alban until her parents arrived two years later. She lived with them until her marriage to John Eiden, which took place on April 30, 1894. His death occurred on May 2 of this year. Mrs. Eiden lived continuously her marriage on the New Hope farm where she and her husband settled.

She is survived by two sons and two daughters, Mrs. Nick Kabachinski and Mrs. Ben Ebel of Stevens Point, Adoph and Ben Eiden at the family home, and four stepchildren, Joseph Eiden, Mrs. Anna Casperson, Mrs. Louis Giese and Mrs. Fred Giese, all of Stevens Point, Frank Gavinski of Bevent is an only surviving brother.

The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Martin’s church at Ellis. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery beside Mr. Eiden. The rosary will be said at the Eiden home Wednesday evening. The body is at the family home.


Louis C. Giese

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, February 1, 1965. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Louis C. Giese

Louis C. Giese, 87, 318 Prairie St., died at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michaels Hospital where he had been a patient for the past week. In ill health for about one year he had been hospitalized once previously.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. A spring burial will be made in St. Stephen's Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dzikowski Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Friday. Friday at 8 p.m. the Knights of Columbus will pray jointly with a general rosary. Mr. Giese's two sons are members of the KCs.

Mr. Giese was born at Stockbridge Oct. 7, 1877, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Giese. As a child he accompanied his parents to Stevens Point. His father was a tailor on the south side.

On Nov. 16, 1909, he married the former Margaret Eiden. After their marriage they settled at the present address. He was employed by the Vetter Manufacturing Co. for 58 years and prior to retiring was a foreman.

He belonged to St. Stephen's Court No. 258 Catholic Order of Foresters.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Myron, 314 Prairie St., and Clarence, 314 Prairie St.; six grandchildren; and one brother, Gustave, 318 Prairie St.

Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.


John M. Eiden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, May 2, 1931. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

John M. Eiden

John M. Eiden, aged 78, resident of the town of New Hope for many years died at his home in that town at 7 o'clock this morning, from cancer of the stomach. He had been ill since January and had been confined in bed the past six weeks. His condition became critical Friday afternoon.

Mr. Eiden was born in Germany on September 19, 1852. He came to this country with his parents in the seventies and after residing in Stevens Point they located in the town of Sharon. The son acquired a farm in New Hope, where he had lived since he was a young man.

His marriage to Miss Helen Bischoff of Stevens Point took place in 1879 and her death occurred in 1891. He married Miss Bertha Gavenski of the town of Alban on April 30, 1894. His wife survives, as do the following sons and daughters: Joseph Eiden, Mrs. Anna Casperson, Mrs. Louise Giese, Mrs. Fred Giese, Mrs. Nick Kabachinski and Mrs. Ben Ebel, all of Stevens Point, and Adolf and Ben Eiden at the family home. Mr. Eiden is also survived by three brothers and one sister, Nicholas Eiden of St. Paul, Adam of New Hope, Matt of Ellis and Mrs. John Koltz of Wausau.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Martin's church at Ellis and burial will follow in the parish cemetery.


Hattie Dombeck Eiden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, November 14, 1997. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Hattie Eiden

Hattie Eiden, 88, 9586 Highway Z, Amherst Junction, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 1997, at River Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She had been a resident there 10 months.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Polonia, with Rev. Joseph Konopacky officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Pisarski/Dzikowski Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. Sunday at the church and again from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the church.

Sacred Heart Rosary Society will combine with the general rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Eiden was born Jan. 21, 1909, in the town of Bevent to the late Joseph and Pauline (Bachinski) Dombeck.

She attended school in Bevent.

Her marriage to Adolph Eiden took place on June 18, 1935, at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church in Bevent. The couple settled in the town of New Hope.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart Rosary Society. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing and flowers.

Survivors include three sons, Francis, Whiting, Albert (Mary Ann), Custer, and Gabriel, Amherst Junction; two sisters, Anna Gorski, Bevent, and Lillian Rusek, Chicago; and her husband, Adolph, a resident of River Pines Nusing and Rehabilitation Center.


Rose Eiden Giese

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, November 3, 1944. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Mrs. Fred W Giese

Mrs. Fred W Giese, age 55, a resident of Portage county all of her life, died Thursday afternoon at 3:40 o'clock at her home at 1221 Church street. She had been in ill health for eight years, during which period she was confined to her home most of the time, suffering from a heart ailment. She was ill in bed the past two months.

A daughter of John and Helen Eiden, Mrs. Giese was born on April 16, 1889, in the town of New Hope where she resided until she was 16 years of age. She then came to Stevens Point where she was employed until her marriage to Mr. Giese, which took place on November 16, 1909. Mr. Giese is a shipping clerk for the Vetter Manufacturing company.

Mrs. Giese was a member of the Alter society of St. Stephen's Catholic church.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Arthur Giese, 1225 Church street; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Casperson, 624 Water street, and Mrs. Louis Giese, 318 Prairie street, two half brothers, Adolph Edien of New Hope and Pfc. Benedict Eiden in New Guinea; two halfsisters, Mrs. Helen Kabachinski, 120 Francis street, and Mrs. Ben Ebel, 827 Center street, and three grandchildren A brother Joseph Eiden, died nine years ago.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Boston funeral home where it may be viewed after Saturday noon and until the time of the funeral. The rosary will be said Sunday evening at 8 o'clock.

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Article published in the Friday, November 3, 1944 issue of the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Funeral of Mrs. Giese

Funeral services for Mrs. Fred W Giese, 1221 Church street, who died Thursday afternoon, were held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's church. Rev. John R. McGinely officiated at burial followed in the parish cemetery.

The pallbearers were N.J. Whelihan, A.E. Flugaur, Julius Jurgella, Dr. J.T. Horel, Stephen Kabachinski and Fred Egenhoefer.

Those from out of town who came for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schedick and Mrs. Mike Schedick and son, Sylvester, of Athens; Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Eiden of New Hope; Matt Eiden and son Walter, of Ellis; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Eiden of Wausua; Miss Isabelle Eiden of Milwaukee and Theodore Giese of Neenah.


Joseph L. Eiden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, January 13, 1936. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Joseph L. EIDEN

Joseph L. EIDEN, a member of a pioneer Portage county family, died this morning at 6:50 o'clock at his home at 361 Bliss avenue. He had been in ill health since suffering a fall about a year ago. Two months ago his condition became worse and he was confined to bed since, having spent two weeks of this time in St. Michael's hospital. He was removed to his home four weeks ago.

Mr. EIDEN was born on November 13, 1882, in the town of New Hope, a son of the late John and Helen EIDEN. He attended school in New Hope and spent his boyhood there, coming to Stevens Point at the age of 21. For many years he was employed by the Vetter Manufacturing company and for the past several years he had been janitor at Cosmo hall.

His marriage to Miss Josephine BEMPKE of Carson took place in 1911. Mrs. EIDEN passed away in 1918.

Mr. EIDEN was a member of Stevens Point Lodge, No. 1572, Loyal Order of Moose and the Holy Name society of St. Stephen's church.

Surviving are three daughters, Leona, Regina and Isabelle at home; three sisters, Mrs. Anna CASPERSON, 624 Water street, Mrs. Louis GIESE, 318 Prairie street, and Mrs. Fred GIESE, 1221 Church street; two half sisters, Mrs. Nick KABACHINSKI, Francis street, and Mrs. Ben EBEL, Water street, and two half brothers, Adolph and Ben EIDEN, both of the town of New Hope.

The body will be at the BOSTON Funeral home until the time of the funeral.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's church and burial will take place in the spring in St. Stephen's cemetery. The rosary will be said Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock at the funeral home.

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Stevens Point Daily Journal, 17 Jan 1936

Funeral of Mr. EIDEN

Funeral services for Joseph L. EIDEN, a Stevens Point resident for many years, who died Monday morning at his home at 361 Bliss avenue, were held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's church. Rev. Geroge A. CASEY officiated and the body was placed in the BOSTON receiving vault.

Burial will take place later in St. Stephen's cemetery.

The pallbearers were Ronald FULTON, Peter MOCOGNI, Thomas GALLAGHER, Nat KINNEY, Clarence RAUSE and Steven KABACHINSKI.

Relatives and friends from out of town who were here for the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Adolph EIDEN and Ben EIDEN of New Hope, Matt EIDEN and family and Adam EIDEN and family of Ellis, Peter EIDEN and John KOLTZ of Wausau and Mr. and Mrs. Alex BEMPKE and family of Wisconsin Rapids.


Margaret Schmitt Eiden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, September 4, 1901. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Died in Tomahawk

Mrs. John Eiden, of Tomahawk, whose serious illness was mentioned last week, died at her home in that city at 6:30 o'clock Thursday morning. She had been sick for some time, and death was due to heart troubles. The deceased lady, whose maiden name was Margaret Schmitt, was born in Germany, and was 66 years of age last January. She came to America when a young woman, and for many years resided on a farm in the town of Sharon, near Ellis post office. About ten years ago the family removed to Tomahawk, where an only daughter, Mrs. Robt. Thielman, lived, and where they have since remained. Besides the husband and daughter above mentioned, Mrs. Eiden leaves two brothers, Peter Schmitt, of New Hope, and the other in Germany. She was a lady much esteemed by all who knew her, of exemplary Christian character, devoted to family, friends and that which was good and elevating. The funeral took place from the Catholic church at Tomahawk, Saturday morning.


Helen Bischoff Eiden-Mitschen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, August 26, 1891. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Mrs. Eiden-Mitschen

On Friday morning last, at 11 o'clock, Helen, wife of John Eiden-Mitschen, died at her home in the town of Hew Hope. She had been sick since the 5th inst., at which time a little son was born to her, and lived just one week. The mother seemed to improve at first, but after the death of her little one, a fever set in, and the last days of her life were attended with much suffering, in which death found relief. The deceased lady, whose maiden name was Helen Bischoff, was born at Margonien, Prussia, and was 33 years of age. She came to this country eleven years ago, and a little less than ten years ago married in this city to John Eiden-Mitschen. She had always enjoyed good health, and was a most social, pleasant lady, respected and esteemed by all. Besides the afflicted husband and four children, three girls and a boy, whose ages are between 2 and 8 years, she leaves an aged mother, who long resided with her, two brothers, August Bischoff of this city and Felix Bischoff, in the old country, and one sister, Mrs. Thos. Rodszinski, of Sharon. This death was indeed a very sad one, and in their affliction the relatives have the sympathy of many friends. The funeral took place from the Catholic church at Sharon last Sunday, Rev. Father Stemper, of this city officiating, and was largely attended.


Julia Eiden Ebel

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, October 19, 1998. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Julia E. Ebel

Julia E. Ebel, 92, of The Evergreens North, Plover died at St. Michael's Hospital Friday evening, Oct. 16, 1998.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Boston Funeral Home. Chaplin Dave Baker will officiate. Burial will take place in the Guardian Angel Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday from 5 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

A memorial has bee established in her name for Hospice of Portage County.

Julia was born on Sept. 19, 1906, to the late John and Bertha Eiden in the town of New Hope. She grew up on the family farm and attended schools there.

Julia was married to Benedict J. Ebel on Dec. 3, 1928 in Detroit, Mich. He died in 1952. She and her husband lived in Detroit a short time before moving back to Stevens Point.

After her husband's death she worked for Marathon Bait as a fly tier. She later worked for the Palace Bakery and the Point Bakery.

In earlier years, she was as member of St. Stephen Catholic Church.

She lived at the Briggs Street High Rise for more than 20 years before moving to the Evergreens North, Plover, in 1995.

She was as member of R.S.V.P. and participated at the Lincoln Center. She enjoyed cooking.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn (William) Rogacheski, Stevens Point, and Mary (Thomas) Hammersley, New Berlin, and one brother, Adolph Eiden, River Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She is also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Mary O'Keefe Gray

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, December 2, 1903. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. W. P. Gray

Mrs. W. P. Gray died at her home at 601 Water street at 6 o'clock this morning after a year's illness with stomach and nerve troubles, culminating in tuberculosis.

Miss Mary O'Keefe, the only child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard O'Keefe, was born in Sharon 40 years ago last August and spent her early life at her home in that town. After the death of her parents she spent several years in travel, visiting friends in Canada and California. On Nov. 26, 1892, she was married to W. P. Gray, and has made her home here ever since. Beside her husband she leaves two little sons, Hugh, aged 9, and Thomas aged 3, to mourn the death of a loving wife and mother.

Mrs. Gray was never of a very rugged physical make-up and about a year ago began to go into a decline, but after a course of several months' treatment in St. Mary's and the state hospital at Oshkosh, returned home in September feeling quite well, but shortly afterward the tuberculosis trouble began to assert itself and her second decline has been quite rapid. She had been confined to her bed for about six weeks.

The funeral will be held Friday morning at St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock. The interment will follow at St. Mary's churchyard at Custer.


Margaret Padden Griffith

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, July 20, 1887. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Mrs. John Griffith

Again the bright prospects of a happy and pleasant home are blighted by the death of Mrs. John Griffith, formerly Miss Maggie Padden, daughter of Patrick Padden, of Buena Vista. The deceased was about 24 years of age, and was married about ten months ago. She was a happy, light-hearted girl during her single life, and since her married life she has been a dutiful and true wife. She leaves a kind husband to mourn her loss--a loss such as breaks down the happiness and prosperity of many homes. She also leaves an infant a week old. Her loss will be deeply felt by all her friends, who are many in number. Maggie was dearly loved by her parents, sisters and brothers, who will miss her smiles and kind words. She was carefully laid away in her last resting place, near the Catholic church in Lanark, on Saturday forenoon last, Rev. Joseph Geisler officiating, and the funeral was very largely attended.

Hannah Murphy Fehely

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, May 22, 1905. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Patrick Fehely

Mrs. Patrick Fehely of Arnott died very suddenly Saturday morning at her home while seated in a chair. She seemed in her ordinary health when she was seen to fall forward and was dead when help reached her. The deceased, whose maiden name was Miss Hannah Murphy, was born in Ireland about 75 years ago but had been a resident of this county for many years. Her husband died only a few months ago. They are survived by two sons, Stephen and Patrick, both of whom live at home. The funeral was held at St. Mary's church at Custer at 10 o'clock this morning, Rev. E. P. Lorigan officiating. The pallbearers were Joseph Raymond, Will O'Keefe, Richard O'Keefe, John Leary, John Dineen and Michael Clark.

Patrick Fehely

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, January 18, 1928. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

P. Fehely Dies Suddenly

What is believed to have been a paralytic stroke caused the sudden and unexpected death on Tuesday evening of Patrick Fehely, a lifelong resident of the town of Stockton and who for many years had been associated with his younger brother, Stephen Fehely, in operating a farm southwest of Arnott station.

For the past couple of years the now deceased had a cancerous growth on his lower lip, because of which he had been under treatment by local physicians and more recently he went to Marshfield, where he was operated upon at St. Joseph's hospital. He returned from that city last Thursday and was able to be up and about the house every day. The operation weakened him somewhat but he otherwise felt quite well and was quite confident that his health would be restored.

He wrote letters yesterday afternoon and ate a hearty supper in the early evening. At about 8 o'clock he complained of pains in his knees and chest and the lame parts were being rubbed by his brother when he suddenly leaned backward in his chair and ceased to breathe.

The body was later brought to the Boston undertaking parlors in this city and will again be taken to his own home this evening to remain there until Friday morning, when funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church, Custer at 9 o'clock. The cortege then comes to Stevens Point, where burial will follow in the family lot in St. Stephen's cemetery.

Mr. Fehely was the elder son in a family of four children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Fehely, Sr. His birthplace was on what is known as the David R. Clements farm, north of Custer, and the date March 9, 1872, making him nearly 57 years of age. A few years later his parents bought a tract of land below Arnott, and since their death it has been in possession of the sons, the only surviving members of the household. In his younger years Mr. Fehely devoted a portion of his time to logging and lumbering, and while engaged in woods work he had the misfortune to lose one of his legs. He afterwards procured an artificial limb and was able to perform his duties without apparent difficulty.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, January 20, 1928:

Mr. Fehely Buried Today

Many of the friends of Patrick Fehely, who died at his home near Arnott on Tuesday evening, who planned to attend his funeral at St. Mary's church, Custer, this morning, were unable to do so because of the excessively cold weather conditions and drifted roads, but a number of others braved the elements to pay the deceased a last tribute of respect. Services were conducted by Father Vandecastle at 9 o'clock, the cortege then driving to St. Stephen's cemetery in the city, where interment was made beside his parents and two deceased sisters. Casket bearers were T. J. Leary, Chas. Breitenstein, M. J. Roach, W. F. Collins, Walter Welch and Ed. Ossowski.


Grace Dyer Foreman

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, January 27, 1975. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. John Forman

Mrs. John Forman, 82, died Saturday in her apartment in Milwaukee. She was a former Stevens Point resident.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. The Rev. Thomas Mullen will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Boston Funeral Home. A general rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m.

The former Grace Dyer was born Feb. 13, 1892, in Stevens Point. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Dyer. She grew up here and later moved to Milwaukee where she married John Foreman.

Mrs. Forman was employed as a secretary for an office supply firm in Milwaukee. Her husband preceded her in death.

Nieces and nephews survive.


Catherine Delaney Harvey

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, December 22, 1915. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. HENRY HARVEY

Had Not Been in Good Health for Several Years

Mrs. Henry Harvey, who died at her home at 224 Madison street Tuesday afternoon, had lived in Portage county all her life. She was born in the town of Hull in 1858 and later moved with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Delaney, to the town of Buena Vista. Since her marriage to Henry Harvey, November 18, 1891, they have made this city their home.

Mrs. Harvey had been in poor health for several years, suffering with asthma. During the past year, however, her health seemed to be somewhat improved but she was not strong enough to withstand the attack of grip with which she was taken down just a week prior to her death.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Harvey leaves two brothers, W. J. Delaney, county registrar of deeds, and J. H. Delaney of Amherst.

The funeral services will be held from St. Patrick's church in the town of Lanark at 11 o'clock Thursday morning.


Ida Maxwell Holman

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, December 1, 1917. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Ira A. Holman

Mrs. Ira A. Holman passed away at her home, 411 Center street, at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning. Death was caused by a complication of diseases. She had been ill for the past three weeks and since Friday of last week her condition was serious.

The maiden name of Mrs. Holman was Miss Ida Maxwell and she was born in eastern Ontario, Canada, on January 13, 1880. She lived there with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Maxwell until 1888 when the family came to Amherst, Wis. She attended the Amherst public schools and on June 21, 1901, was married there to Ira A. Holman. A residence of eight years at Amherst followed and for the past eight years the family has made Stevens Point its home.

Besides the widower, five children survive. They are Ruth, Allan, Isadore, John and Harold. The latter is three weeks of age. Mrs. Holman also leaves her father who resides at Scamans, Saskatchewan, Can. and one sister, Mrs. W. A. McKinzie of Scamans, and four brothers, George Maxwell of Amherst, Angus Maxwell of Chippewa Falls, William Maxwell of Eau Claire and John Maxwell of Gary's Lake (sic. Should be Grayslake), Ill.

Mrs. John Harvey of Waupaca and Mrs. Fred Hebblewhite of Sheridan, sisters of Mr. Holman, are at the Holman home in this city.

The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 1:15 o'clock from the family home. Rev. R. J. McLandress and Rev. James Blake will officiate at the service. The remains will be take to Amherst at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon for burial.

The deceased was a member of the congregation of the Presbyterian church. She was a faithful mother, and her death will be regretted by the many friends of the family.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, December 6, 1917:

Funeral of Mrs. Ira Holman

The funeral of Mrs. Ira A. Holman, who died at her home, 411 Center street, Friday morning, was held from the home at 1:15 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. R. J. McLandress and Rev. James Blake officiated at the service. The funeral party then accompanied the remains to Amherst where services were conducted by Rev. Mr. McLandress and the pastor of the Amherst Methodist church. The pallbearers were Guy Morrill, Blaine, Carlton, George, Angus, William and John Maxwell. The remains were laid to rest in the Amherst cemetery.


Elizabeth Cahill Fallon

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, January 17, 1923. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Elizabeth Fallon

Mrs. Elizabeth Fallon, one of Stevens Point's oldest residents, and who for many years had been enviously regarded by older friends because of her remarkable physical and mental activity, passed away at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

Her death followed a sudden breakdown, brought on largely by the knowledge that her daughter, Mrs. M. Cassidy, 315 Strongs avenue, was dangerously ill.

Mrs. Fallon was 91 years of age and a native of County Roscommon, Ireland. The family, which included two brothers, Martin and Michael Cahill, emigrated to America when she was 13 years of age, locating at Lee, Mass. She was married there to Matthew Fallon and three of their ten children were born at Lee. They then moved to Waukesha, where Mr. Fallon followed the trade of stone mason a few years before coming to Stevens Point about 1880. He died here some 25 years ago and nearly all the time since the widow had been a member of the Cassidy household.

Other surviving relatives are a son and two daughters, Ed. Fallon and Mrs. Nellie Salwasser of Milwaukee and Mrs. Edward Brennan of Lee, Mass.

The funeral will be held from St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock Thursday morning, with interment in the parish cemetery.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, January 18, 1923:

Mrs. Fallon's Funeral

The remains of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Fallon were interred in St. Stephen's cemetery this morning, following services at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's church, conducted by Rev. Jas. C. Hogan. The pallbearers were James Welch, Anthony Cunneen, A. D. O'Brien, A. Love, A. Gross, and John Leahy.


John Joseph Fallon

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, November 4, 1895. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of John J. Fallon

At two o'clock Sunday morning, John Joseph Fallon died at his home 1528 Clark street, of typhoid fever. The deceased had been ill with the disease for about three weeks and seemed gradually to sink until the end. He was in his thirty-second year and in the full vigor and prime of life until stricken down. He was born in Lee, Mass., and came with his parents to Waukesha and from that city to Stevens Point in 1881. He was a stone mason and brick layer by trade and an expert workman. He leaves a wife, two children, four brothers and father and mother to mourn his loss. The funeral will be held tomorrow at nine o'clock from St. Stephen's church.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, November 5, 1895:

The funeral services of the late John Fallon were held this morning from St. Stephen's church and largely attended. The Catholic Foresters attended in a body and the pall bearers chosen from among their number were, A. J. Cuneen, Frank Abb, Dr. Houlehan, John Shea, E. D. Glennon and Wm. Delaney.


Matthew Fallon

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, May 6, 1898. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Old Resident of the Third Ward Passes Quietly Away

Matthew Fallon died at his home at 1528 Main street at ten minutes to 11 o'clock Thursday night, after an illness of five weeks with catarrhal troubles.

Mr. Fallon was born at Roscommon, Ireland, seventy-four years ago this month. He came to this country when a young man and settled at North Lee, Mass, where in 1854 he and Mrs. Fallon were married. Ten years later they moved to Waukesha, where they lived 12 years. They then removed to this city and Mr. Fallon secured his first employment at his trade, that of a stone mason, on the North Star mills. Since then he worked on nearly every important building in the city erected prior to three or four years ago, when he retired from active life. He was a skilled mechanic, an honest workman and no task entrusted to him was ever slighted.

Mr. Fallon is survived by his aged wife and seven children. They are Mrs. J. C. Brennan of Lee, Mass, Edmund and Michael of Milwaukee, Mrs. M. Cassidy of this city, Frank of Wyocena, Mrs. Gus Sallawasser of Chicago and Thomas of Milwaukee. Another son, John, died several years ago and his widow and children have lived with Mr. and Mrs. Fallon. He also has a brother, Michael, in Waukesha, and a sister in San Francisco. Mr. Fallon had always been a sturdy, vigorous man, and up to five weeks ago Monday had never been sick hardly a day in his life. At that time a slight chronic case of asthma and catarrh developed serious acute symptoms and seemed to attack several parts of the body and resulted in his death.

The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from St. Stephen's church.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, May 9, 1898:

Funeral of M. Fallon

The funeral of the late M. Fallon occurred Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The body was taken to St. Stephen's church, where the usual brief Sunday burial service was conducted by Rev. W. J. Rice, and was then taken to St. Stephen's cemetery for interment. The pall bearers were Frank Clark, James O'Brien, Edward Dunegan, Ole Gilbertson, Daniel McAuliffe and John Leahy.

The friends from out of the city who attended were, Mrs. Fallon's sons, Michael and Edmund, and Mrs. Fall's brother, Michael Cahill, of Waukesha. The oldest son, Thomas has been at home several weeks during his father's illness and will probably remain here for some time. The other daughter, Mrs. Brennan of Lee, Mass., was unable to attend.

Mildred Guyant Frank

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, June 20, 1974. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Joseph Frank

Mrs. Joseph Frank, 54, Route 2, Almond, died at 11 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. She had been ill since November 1973.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Town of Lanark. The Rev. Joseph Follmar will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at the Holly Funeral Home, Waupaca, where a prayer service will be conducted at 8 p.m.

The former Mildred Guyant was born June 24, 1919, in the Town of Belmont, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Guyant. She married Joseph J. Frank on May 22, 1942, in Pensacola, Fla.

Survivors include her husband; her mother, Mrs. Ethel Guyant, Waupaca; three sons, David and Larry, Tucson, Ariz., and Mark, Kansas City, Mo.; three daughters, Mrs. Barbara Needham, Kansas City, Mrs. Charles (Karen) Ventimiglia, Independence, Mo., and Mrs. Martin (Carol) Mykisen, Almond; one brother, Wayne, Waupaca; one sister, Mrs. Paul (Phyllis) Pope, Waupaca and six grandchildren.

Her father preceded her in death.


Grace Isherwood Grant

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, May 26, 1971. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Grace Grant

Mrs. Grace Grant, 85, Plover, died at 12 a.m. today at St. Michael's Hospital.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Boston Funeral Home. The Rev. Lyndon Viel, of the Plover United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be held in the Plover Cemetery.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established in Mrs. Grant's name.

Mrs. Grant was born June 7, 1885, in Plover, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Isherwood. She was married to Jesse Grant on Dec. 29, 1909. He died Oct. 14, 1959.

Mrs. Grant was active for many years in the Isherwood Mother's Club, the Isherwood Homemaker's Club and the Isherwood Community Club, of which she was an officer since the club was started. She was also a member of the Portage County Historical Society and the Plover Senior Citizens. She was a member of the Plover United Methodist Church and was a social member of the Dorcas Society.

Survivors include two sons, Forest, Waupaca, and Everett, Wausau, two daughters, Mrs. Milvern (Athol) Jacklin, Plover, and Mrs. Carroll (Marian) Dakins, Plover; 12 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was the last of seven children in the Isherwood family. She was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters, one son and one daughter.


Borden Guyant

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, February 13, 1932. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Borden Guyant

American Legion services were held Monday afternoon for Borden Guyant, aged 31, a World war veteran, who ended his life by shooting himself last Saturday morning on his father's farm in the town of Farmington, Waupaca county. Mr. Guyant had been preparing breakfast while his father, Ed Guyant, with whom he had lived since the death of his wife, performed the chores. Upon the father's return to the house he found that his son had committed suicide with a shot gun. Despondency since the death of his wife is reported to be a contributory factor to the young man's suicide.

Rev. W. W. Woodward officiated at the rites, which took place at the Holly funeral home at Waupaca and interment followed in Barton cemetery.

Mr. Guyant was born in the town of Farmington and had lived there all his life. He enlisted for service in the World war in 1917 and served in Company C until 1919. His marriage to Miss Inez Hopkins of Lanark took place in May, 1927, and her death occurred in August, 1930. Three children were born, Basil, Irene and John, all of whom survive.

Besides the children and his father, Mr. Guyant leaves two sisters, Mrs. Art Krause of Weyauwega and Mrs. Clayton Smith of Iola, and one brother, Allen Guyant of Blaine.


Inez Hopkins Guyant

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, August 7, 1930. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Inez H. Guyant

Funeral services for Mrs. Inez Hopkins Guyant, who died at Mercy hospital, Oshkosh, Tuesday, were held at 10 o'clock today in St. Patrick's church, Lanark.


Jennie Bucknell Guyant

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, January 23, 1926. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Ed. Guyant (Waupaca County Post)

Death came Saturday to sadden the home of Mr. Ed Guyant when the faithful wife and mother succumbed to an illness of two years, most of the last three months of which time the patient was bedridden.

Jennie Bucknell was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Bucknell in town of Farmington, February 23, 1869 (sic), and on Sept. 22, 1886, was joined in holy wedlock to Ed Guyant and for nearly forty years they shared the joys and sorrows of an ideal Christian home.

Of the six children born to this union two have preceded the mother in death, the eldest daughter Frances who died in early womanhood and John, the youngest, who died at the age of four, would now be in his twentieth year had he lived.

The surviving children are: Edna (Mrs. Clayton Smith) of Fond du Lac, Allen Guyant of Blaine, Borden Guyant, at home, and Alice (Mrs. Art Kriese) of Weyauwega.

Three brothers and three sisters of deceased also mourn her untimely death. They are: Joseph, George and William Bucknell of Farmington, Mary (Mrs. Frank Guyant) of Belmont, Anna (Mrs. William Kent) of Nebraska and Alice Bucknell of Farmington.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the home with interment in Barton cemetery. Rev. W. W. Woodward officiated.

The large number of friends and neighbors who came to pay their respect to the memory of deceased and beautiful floral tributes were highly appreciated by the members of the bereaved family.


Clifford John Hopkins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, October 27, 1981. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Clifford J. Hopkins

Funeral services were held Oct. 15 in Lewiston, Idaho, for Clifford J. Hopkins, who is survived by relatives in the Central Wisconsin area.

Mr. Hopkins, 82, died Oct. 13 at home after suffering an apparent heart attack.

He was born July 91, 1899, in Star Lake, a son of the late John and Letitia Hopkins. He lived in a number of cities in the state of Washington before settling in Lewiston, where he was purchasing agent and lobbyist for Potlatch Lumber Co. He retired in 1976 as secretary.

He was active in Lewiston civic and church organizations.

Survivors include his wife, two sons, one daughter, 12 grandchildren and nieces and nephews.


John C. Hopkins

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, October 20, 1915. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DEATH OF JOHN HOPKINS

Further Details Concerning Prominent Lanark Citizen Who Passed Away Recently.

John Hopkins, one of Lanark's industrious farmers, whose death was mentioned briefly in last week's Gazette, passed into the Great Beyond at 4:30 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 9, after a short illness with typhoid pneumonia and kidney trouble. The end did not come unexpectedly, as he had been under the care of physicians at Amherst and Stevens Point for several days, but owing to the seriousness of the case medical assistance was of no avail and little hope was held out for his recovery. Realizing that his time had come, he called the family to his bedside and bade them a last farewell and then sank into that sleep which knows no awakening.

Mr. Hopkins was born in the town of Lanark and was 47 years of age. He was united in marriage with Arvilla Allen Sherwood, who with their six small children survives him. The latter are Mary, Anna, Inez, Gertrude, Florence and Baby Basil, ranging in age from 13 years to eight months; there is also a step-son, Earl Sherwood. Besides the above he is survived by his aged mother, Mrs. Mary Hopkins of Lanark, two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Sans of Bancroft and Mrs. Geo. Corrigan of Buena Vista, and five brothers, Edward, Michael, Patrick and Thomas Hopkins of Lanark and James Hopkins of Superior, all of whom were at his bedside when he died.

John was a kind husband and father, a worthy son and brother and many are the testimonials of loving helpfulness received from him, he being ever ready to assist a neighbor or friend.

Funeral services were held from St. Patrick's Catholic church last week Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. J. E. Meagher celebrated requiem high mass, assisted by Rev. M. Klossowski of Stevens Point and by the Lanark choir, the Misses Clara and Elizabeth Leahy, Wm. Leary and W. C. Atkinson. The pallbearers were Wm. and Michael Loftis, John Gray, Robert Carey, Peter Doyle and Wm. Dougherty. Interment was in Lanark cemetery beside the grave of his little son who died about eight years ago. The sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved ones.

None but an afflicted heart can tell
How hard it is to say farewell,
And give to Heaven a loved one,
And murmur low, "Thy will be done."
But think you of the glad tomorrow,
Nor would he have you weep and sorrow,
For he on wings of joy and bliss
Has gone to a brighter world than this.


Nicholas Eiden-Mitchen

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, April 7, 1934. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Nicholas Eiden-Mitchen of St. Paul, former resident of the town of Sharon and Stevens Point for many years and a member of a pioneer family of Portage county, died at a St. Paul hospital last Saturday evening, March 31, at 7 o'clock. He had been ill for only a few hours entering the hospital a short time before his death. The suffix Mitchen was added to his name years ago as a meter of identification, as there were other Nicholas Eidens.

Mr. Eiden was born in Germany on January 10, 1858. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Eiden. The family came to this country in 1873 and located at Ellis, town of Sharon. His marriage to Miss Mary Ann Mersch took place more than 50 years ago at St. Martin's church at Ellis. Mrs. Eiden is a sister of M.J. Mersch of this city. The couple continued to reside at Ellis after their marriage. Mr. Eiden held many offices of trust. He was town clerk of Sharon for many years. He also held the office of chairman of the town of Sharon for several years and in that capacity was a member of the county board. He served as chairman of the county board for several years. He was treasurer of the Stockton Town Insurance company, justice of the peace, notary public, assistant clerk of the court for two years, trustee of St. martin's church at Ellis and a member of the catholic Knights of Wisconsin. The family moved to Stevens Point from Sharon and three years later to St. Paul where Mr. Eiden had lived for the past 20 years.

Surviving are his wife, three sons and one daughter, Albert and William Eiden and Mrs. George Schriner of St. Paul and Leo Eiden of Deer park, Wisconsin. He is also survived by two brothers and one sister, Adam Eiden of the town of New Hope, Matthias M. Eiden of Ellis and Mrs. John Koltz of Wausau.

Funeral services were held last Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock St. Paul. Interment was made at St. Paul.

Matthias Eiden of Ellis, Jerome Britz of Arnott, Mrs. Nicholas Britz, 311 McCullock street, Mrs. Joseph Frank, 220 Lincoln Avenue and Mr. Mersch 800 South Division street attended the funeral.


Mary Koltz Eiden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, October 25, 1911. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Well Known Lady, a Resident of Sharon for Forty-Six years, Passes to Her Final Rest

Mrs. Matt Eiden passes away at the family home in the town of Sharon, just south of Ellis, at 5 o'clock last Sunday afternoon, the result of dropsy and heart failure. She had been in poor health for the past three years and for about two weeks before the end had been unable to lie down, the final dissolution coming very suddenly and without warning while reclining in a chair, she having partaken of some refreshments shortly before and the other members of the family had just finished supper.

Mary Koltz was born at Reinsfeldt, Germany, Jan. 2, 1842, and came to America when a young woman, arriving in the town of Sharon, July 3, 1865. The following October she was married to Matt Eiden and to them seven children were born, five of whom survive their mother and are left to comfort their father. These are Peter of Port Washington, Nicholas J. of Arnott, Misses Mary and Barbara and Mrs. Julius Mueller, who are at home. There are also two brothers, Peter Koltz of Arnott and John Koltz of Sharon. The Eiden families are among the early settlers of Sharon in the vicinity of Ellis and all of them have been highly respected throughout the community. The now deceased lady commanded the esteem of neighbors, friends and acquaintances and was always willing to do her part for the betterment of the community in which she lived and to aid those in sickness and distress. Her taking away is indeed a sad blow to the aged husband, worthy daughters and sons. During her long illness nothing was left undone to better her condition, but to no avail and the end came without a pain or struggle.

The funeral took place from St Martin's Catholic church, Ellis, of which Mrs. Eiden was one of the first members at 10 o'clock this forenoon, Rev. Geo. A. Schemmer officiating, with interment in the adjoining cemetery. The last rites were largely attended by relatives and friends from the surrounding country, a number from this city also driving out to pay their last respects.

Margaret Eiden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, December 16, 1929. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Mrs. Margaret Eiden

A resident of Wisconsin for more that 60 years, most of this time in the town of Sharon, Portage county, Mrs. Margaret Eiden passed away at 7 o'clock last Friday night at the home of one of her sons, Peter M. Eiden, at Wausau, aged 79 years on June 6. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church, Wausau, Tuesday morning at 8, after which the remains will be brought to St. Martins Church at Ellis, where mass will be offered up at 10:00, followed by interment beside her husband in the adjoining cemetery.

Mrs. Eiden had been in serious condition for the past nine months as the result of a paralytic stroke she suffered at the time. She was a native of Germany and the widow of Peter Eiden to whom she was married in 1873. He died at the farm home in Sharon in October, 1912, but Mrs. Eiden continued to reside there until two years ago last spring when she moved to Wausau to live with her oldest son. There are three other sons, John and Joseph Eiden of Merrill and Anton Eiden of Salt Lake City, Utah. She also leaves four brothers and a sister, John Eiden of New Hope, Adam and Matt Edien of St. Paul, Adam and Matt Eiden of Sharon and Mrs. John Koltz of Wausau.


Adam Eiden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, January 21, 1937. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Adam Eiden

The death of Adam Eiden, a pioneer Portage county resident, occurred Wednesday night at his home in the town of New Hope. He had been ailing for the past two years and in July his condition became worse at which time it was necessary for him to retire from work. He was confined to bed for the past two weeks.

Born in Germany on December 10, 1863, Mr. Eiden came to this county at the age of nine with his parents. The family located on a farm in the town of Sharon where the son lived until his marriage. He was married to Miss Anna Smith of New Hope 16 years ago and since then had resided at the farm home where he died. His wife died on June 4, 1922.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Earl Leary of Merrill and Gertrude and Ada Eiden at home; three grandchildren; a brother, Matt Eiden of Ellis, and a sister Mrs. John Koltz of Wausau.

The body will be taken Friday afternoon from the Prais funeral home to the family home where it will remain until the time of the funeral.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, January 26, 1937:

Funeral of Mr. Eiden

A solemn requiem high mass was celebrated Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St. martin's church at Ellis for the late Adam Eiden, a resident of Portage county since boyhood, who died Wednesday night at his home at New Hope. Rev. D.L. Krembs of Lanark was the celebrant, assisted by Rev. Joseph Schaefer, pastor of St. Martin's church, and Rev. J.J. Kools of Stevens Point. Burial followed in the parish cemetery.

The pallbearers were Ed Damask, Barney Koziczkowski, Frank Glodowski, Frank Megal, Frank Wanserski and Alex Omernick.

Those from away who attended the funeral included Mrs. Ed Casperson and son Steve. Fred Giese and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Giese and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sorenson and daughter Mary, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ebel, Misses Leona and Isabelle Eiden and M.J. Mersch of Stevens Point, Mr. and Mrs. Junas Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Koltz, John Koltz, Misses Barbara and Mary Eiden and Peter and Herbert Eiden of Wausau, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Simonis and Nick Simonis of Rosholt and Fred Mersch of New Hampton, Iowa.


William Alfred Gething

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, April 25, 1917. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

W. A. GETHING DIES

Prominent Local Resident Expires Very Suddenly at Early Hour Last Saturday Morning

The uncertainty of life was exemplified last Friday night by the passing away of William A. Gething, one of Stevens Point's best known residents and one who had every indication of perfect health until only a few moments before the final summons. Mr. Gething was about town as usual on Friday, mingling among his friends and acquaintances, and therefore when the news of his death was circulated next morning, all who knew the genial gentleman were inexpressibly shocked and grieved.

At about 11 o'clock Friday night the gentleman was taken with a coughing spell which apparently was not severe but it continued for a considerable length of time and caused him to perspire freely. An hour or so later he became alarmed and asked that medical aid be summoned. Drs. MacMillian and Cowan responded promptly but both physicians realized at once that the patient was beyond human aid. He lapsed into unconsciousness shortly afterwards and expired at 1:10 o'clock. The bursting of a vein or artery was undoubtedly the cause of death.

Although of English parentage, Mr. Gething's birthplace was in Clonnel, County Tipperary, Ireland, and the date Oct. 4, 1864, making him a few months past 52 years of age. The family returned to England a couple of years later and located at Usk, Monmouth county, where William grew to young manhood. At the age of sixteen years he resolved on emigrating to America and except for one or two brief visits across the Atlantic, he had been a resident of the United States ever since.

His father, Alfred Gething, was what is known in the old world as a country gentleman and kept a considerable number of horses. The young man therefore gained a knowledge of dumb animals from infancy and for several years he filled the position of driver for eastern owners of fast horses. William also acquired a considerable knowledge of medicine and surgery and was regarded as an authority on the care and training of horses and dogs. At the time of his death on Ellis street he maintained an Airedale kennel and derived considerable revenue from the sale of this well known breed of dogs.

Mr. Gething located in Stevens Point in 1892 and three years later, on Oct. 8, 1895, he was married at St. Stephen's church to Miss Catherine Glennon, oldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Glennon, Sr. Five children were born to them, Florence, Edward, Leona, Kathleen and Loraine, all of whom are at home. Except for a period of two or three years at Marshfield, the family home has been here continuously.

The gentleman's activities included an especial interest in the success of the Stevens Point fair, for which association he served as superintendent of speed, the principal duty of which is to induce racehorse owners to ship their animals here for that feature of the annual exhibit. Mr. Gething also filled the position of secretary-treasurer of the Central Wisconsin Fair Circuit, which includes the associations at Stevens Point, Marshfield, Wausau, La Crosse, Stanley and Chippewa Falls.

His parents died a number of years ago, as did also two sisters. A considerable estate was left at Usk, the income from which was received by Gething as the only heir. This will now revert to the widow and children.

Of a happy, social disposition, Will Gething had the faculty of making and retaining many good friendships. As a husband and father he was considered almost ideal and to the family his sudden and unexpected death is indeed a sad blow. The many kindnesses extended them have done much towards softening their grief.

Funeral services were conducted by Father Rice at St. Joseph's church last Monday morning at 9 o'clock, with interment in St. Stephen's cemetery. Old friends who served as pallbearers were N. Gross, Irving S. Hull, Jas. B. Sullivan, T. L. McGlachlin, H. J. Finch and A. E. Bourn.

Relatives and friends from outside the city who were in attendant at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. James P. Glennon of Grand Rapids, Nugent Glennon of Milwaukee, Dr. G. A. Mills of Wausau and S. H. Clinedinst of Menasha.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, April 28, 1917:

ARTERY BURSTS DEATH SUDDEN

W. A. Gething, in His Usual Health on Friday, Passes Away At His Home During Night

STARTS WITH SLIGHT COUGH

Doctor Summoned Finds Blood Vessel in the Chest Has Broken

William Alfred Gething, prominent local resident, genial and lovable, died suddenly at his home, 728 Ellis street, at 1:10 o'clock this morning, following an illness of two hours' duration. Mr. Gething had been seemingly in good health and had been around as usual Friday. He was at home during the evening Friday when about 11 o'clock he suffered a slight coughing spell which was not of a serious nature. Shortly after Mr. Gething retired to his bed, seemingly not very well. A short time later he called to his wife and asked her to call a physician. Medical care arrived before his death but was futile. Death was the result of the breaking of a blood vessel in his chest and nothing could have saved him.

Native of Ireland

Mr. Gething was a native of Clonnell, Ireland, but moved from there to Usk, England, at the age of two years. He was born October 4, 1864, and was therefore 52 years of age. After residing at Usk for a number of years, he came to this county at the age of 16 and located at Chicago where he stayed for a short time. For several years following he was interested in fast horses and traveled about through the east and middle west. About 25 years ago he came to this city where on October 8, 1895, he was united in marriage to Miss Katherine Glennon, a sister of J. W. Glennon, Frank M. Glennon and Mrs. James Duggan of this city. Since their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Gething have made their home here. Mr. Gething held the office of secretary of the Central Wisconsin fair circuit and superintendent of speed here for a number of years.

Lover of Animals

Besides being interested in horses all of his life, Mr. Gething had a great interest in dogs and for a number of years maintained a dog kennel at the rear of his home in which he always had a number of noted Airedale terriers. Mr. Gething was the son of an English gentleman who always kept a large stable of horses and from whom the son acquired his love for animals. For a number of years, previous to his residence here, the son studied medicine under a veterinary surgeon at New York city.

Mr. Gething is survived by his widow and five children, who are Miss Florence, Edward, Leona, Kathleen and Loraine, all of whom reside at home.

The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Joseph's church, the Rev. W. J. Rice officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephen's cemetery.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, April 28, 1917:

MR. GETHING BURIED

The funeral of W. A. Gething was held from St. Joseph's church at 9 o'clock Monday. High mass was celebrated by Rev. W. J. Rice. The pallbearers were A. E. Bourn, I. S. Hull, H. J. Finch, J. B. Sullivan, N. Gross and T. L. McGlachlin. Those from out of the city who attended were Mr. and Mrs. James Glennon, Grand Rapids, Nugent Glennon, Milwaukee, and Dr. Mills of Wausau.


Edward D. Glennon

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, April 10, 1915. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

CITY MOURNS DEATH OF GAZETTE EDITOR

E. D. Glennon, Veteran Newspaperman and Prominent Citizen, Is Dead.

The city of Stevens Point mourns the death of Edward D. Glennon, editor of the Gazette, which occurred at Sacred Heart sanitarium, Milwaukee, at 7:30 o'clock Sunday morning.

The body, accompanied by Mrs. Glennon, who had been with her husband during all his illness, her daughter, Miss Margaret, her son, Edward C., Frank M. Glennon, brother of the deceased, and Nelson Roberts of the Standard Paper Co., Milwaukee, arrived in the city on Soo line train No. 11 at 12:30 Monday afternoon, and was taken to the family home, 518 Normal avenue.

For several months Mr. Glennon's general health had been impaired, but no serious results were anticipated and he continued to attend to his editorial work. On March 17, while in his office, he was taken with what proved to be a slight stroke of paralysis, and the following day he went to Milwaukee. Doctors at the sanitarium made an examination and at once pronounced his condition as serious. His case was diagnosed as hardening of the arteries.

The final stroke came just a week after Mr. Glennon went to Milwaukee. He gradually sank into a semi-comatose condition, from which he never emerged, although he at times seemed to recognize members of his family. However, he was unable to express himself, having lost his power of speech. On Friday of last week, shortly after noon, he suffered a general physical breakdown and from then until death grew steadily weaker.

Edward D. Glennon, who was the oldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Glennon, both of whom were natives of Ireland, was born in this city September 3, 1857, and this had always been his home. He attended the public schools until in his fourteenth year, when he became an apprentice to the trade of printer in the office of the "Stevens Point Point," of which E. E. Northrup was editor and proprietor. The name of the paper was afterward changed to the Stevens Point Journal and Mr. Northrup continued its publication, Mr. Glennon remaining with him, and doing nearly all of the type setting on the paper, until June or July, 1873. By reason of the lack of patronage the publication of the paper was suspended and the outfit, which consisted of a band and job press, a few fonts of type and a subscription list of 150, was offered for sale. In August of the same year we came here to look the plant over. paper in Chicago (sic)

After leaving the Journal office Mr. We had never been in Stevens Point and did not know any person who lived here. We went directly from the depot to the Journal office, which was located in a small wooden building that stood on the corner where C. A. Hamacker's store is now. Mr. Glennon, then in the sixteenth year of his age, was standing at a case setting up a job. We asked him where we could find Mr. Northrup, and so our friend who has now passed away was the first, or about the first, person to whom we ever spoke in Stevens Point.

We purchased the office and issued our first paper September 13, 1873. In the meantime Mr. Glennon worked as a clerk in the store of C. D. Conery a short time. He then entered our employ and remained with us about five years. During part of this time, on certain days of the week, he and Mrs. McGlachlin set type side by side and some of his co-employes in the office were John Kean, afterward lieutenant governor of South Dakota, and Clay C. Cooper, who is now editing a large trade Glennon associated himself with W. C. Krembs and started a job printing office and confectionery store, and on July 17, 1878, in company with Mr. Krembs and H. W. Lee, under the firm name of Glennon, Krembs & Co., he established the Portage County Gazette. About eighteen months later Clay C. Cooper bought the interest of Messrs. Krembs and Lee and until 1883 the paper was published by Glennon & Cooper. Mr. Glennon then purchased Mr. Cooper's interest and since then has been sole proprietor, but has been ably assisted in all departments by his brother, John W. Glennon. During all these years Mr. Glennon has conducted a clean, painstaking and excellent local paper. He had also seen the village of his youth steadily increase and develop, year by year, in population, in business enterprises, in civic and private improvements and educationally and socially, and there has never been a worthy public enterprise in the promotion of which he has not assisted.

Though never active in seeking personal preferment, Mr. Glennon was frequently called upon by his fellow citizens to fill positions of honor and trust. He was for many years a member of the board of education and served as president, secretary and treasurer of that body at various times. He was also a member of the common council, of the public library board, and a director of the Stevens Point Fair association and other local organizations. In politics he was a Democrat and in that organization held the offices of chairman and treasurer of the county and city committees for many terms. After the election of President Wilson, his name was suggested for appointment as postmaster of this city to succeed D. E. Frost, the present Republican incumbent, and he was receiving the hearty support of many of his political and personal friends for the office.

Among the fraternal and benevolent organization with which he was affiliated were the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Knights of Wisconsin, Catholic Order of Foresters, Knights of the Maccabees, and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, in all of which he took an active interest and held official positions. He was also a member of the "Old White School" association.

On March 31, 1880, Mr. Glennon was married to Miss Anna M. Krembs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Krembs, at St. Stephen's church by Rev. Nicholas July, who was recently chaplain of St. Michael's hospital but now resides in Milwaukee, where he is an assistant to Archbishop Messmer. Besides his widow, who has been his constant help-meet and companion, there are six surviving children, Miss Margaret, Edward C., Carl J., George L., Miss Kathryn and Miss Grace, all of whom, with the exception of Carl, who is in business in Portland, Oregon, now reside with their parents. He also leaves two brothers and two sisters, John W. Glennon, Frank M. Glennon, Mrs. W. A. Gething and Mrs. James F. Duggan, all of this city.

Mr. Glennon was a kindly man. At times newspapers have unpleasant duties to perform; duties that are as unpleasant to the editor as they are to those personally involved, but in the performance of these public duties, or in any other way, he never unnecessarily wounded the feelings of another. He was an honest man. Competitors in business for a series of years get to know one another pretty well. The Journal and Gazette have been competitors, politically and in a business way, for more than three decades, but always, we hope, in an honorable way. Certain it is that we always found him accommodating and that his word was as good as his bond. He had a large acquaintance in this city and county as well as among leading men in different parts of the state and those who knew him best were among his staunchest friends. He was a kind and indulgent husband and father and to those upon whom this dark shadow has unexpectedly fallen the Journal unites with hundreds of others in extending heartfelt sympathy.


Fern Slattery Glennon

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, August 24, 1966. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. James P. Glennon

Mrs. James P. Glennon of 1532 Church St. died at St. Michael's Hospital at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday.

Mrs. Glennon, 74, was admitted last Thursday after suffering a heart attack. Until then, she had been in good health.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, with burial following in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call now at the Crosby Funeral Home. The Knights of Columbus, of which her son, James S., is a member, will say the rosary tonight at 7:30, and a general rosary will be recited at 8.

A memorial fund has been established for St. Michael's Hospital.

Mrs. Glennon, the former Fern Slattery, was born in Wisconsin Rapids May 19, 1892, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Slattery. She attended grade school in Wisconsin Rapids and lived there until 1904, when the family moved to Sturgeon Bay.

She graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School and attended business college in La Crosse.

On Sept. 19, 1916, she was married to Mr. Glennon at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Sturgeon Bay.

They lived in Wisconsin Rapids for four years and then moved to Stevens Point.

Mr. Glennon was with Sentry Insurance from 1920 until his death in 1942. He was home office assistant claims manager.

Among Mrs. Glennon's survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Peggy) Cooper, 1824 Division St.; the son, James, 1724 Church St.; six grandchildren; two brothers, Stephen E., Verona, and Leonard G., Sturgeon Bay; and a sister, Mrs. Marguerite Thayer, Madison.

A daughter, Elizabeth Jean, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Glennon was a member of the Altar Society of St. Stephen's Church.


George Lucian Glennon

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, March 17, 1961. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Glennon Funeral Saturday

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic Church for George L. Glennon, 69, 325 Smith St., who was secretary of the Journal Printing Co.

Mr. Glennon died suddenly Thursday at 11:55 a.m. after he suffered a heart attack at his home.

Burial will be made later in St. Stephen's Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Moore and Hoppa Funeral Home after 4 o'clock this afternoon. The rosary will be recited there at 7 o'clock this evening by members of the Stevens Point Council No. 1170, Knights of Columbus, followed by the Elks Club ritual at 7:30 and a general rosary at 8:15.

Mr. Glennon was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elks Club.

He was born on July 10, 1891, in Stevens Point, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. Glennon. His father was the publisher of the old Portage County Gazette, which later was merged with the Stevens Point Journal.

George Glennon was graduated from Stevens Point High School in 1912; attended Marquette University for a year, then started a long period of employment in the local newspaper plant as linotype operator and machinist.

On June 30, 1917, he married Nell Glines and they maintained their residence here continually except for five years in Florida after Mr. Glennon retired from active employment about 20 years ago.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Ben, 1013 Wisconsin St., and George, in Milwaukee; one brother, Carl, Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Mrs. Guy W. (Kathryn) Rogers and Mrs. James A. (Grace) Cashin, both of 320 Plover St., and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Margaret, a brother Edward, and a brother and sister who died in infancy.


George Nugent Glennon

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, December 31, 1965. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Nugent Glennon

A former resident of Stevens Point, George Nugent Glennon, Milwaukee, died early Thursday at Columbia Hospital in Milwaukee. He was 73.

Mr. Glennon was the brother of Miss Bertha Glennon, 1624 Main St.

Born in Stevens Point in 1892, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John W. Glennon. He attended local schools, including the Stevens Point Normal, and then taught for a year in Park Falls.

He moved to Milwaukee in 1914 and owned the Glennon Company, which represented manufacturers of office supplies and shipping room equipment.

Mr. Glennon had been an invalid since suffering a stroke in 1950, and he underwent surgery two weeks ago. He sold his business after his illness.

He was married in 1917 in Park Falls to the former Anne McCawley of Stillwater, Minn., who had also taught in Park Falls.

His wife and his sister are his closest survivors.

The Glennon home in Milwaukee was at 3455 N. Frederick Ave.

Funeral services for Mr. Glennon will be held at St. Robert's Catholic Church in Milwaukee Monday morning at 9. Burial will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery.

The body is at the Feerick Funeral Home, 2025 E. Capitol Drive, Shorewood, where friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday.


James L. Glennon

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, August 15, 1912. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DEATH OF JAMES L. GLENNON

Well Known Local Machinist Stricken With Apoplexy.

At about 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, while at work in the plant of the Central City Iron Works, James L. Glennon, for nearly half a century a resident of this city, was suddenly stricken with apoplexy, and although everything possible was done for him he passed away at 8 o'clock that evening without having regained consciousness.

The stroke came while he was at work at the vice on a bench in the shop. R. A. Cook, the proprietor, was in the other end of the room and, happening to glance over to where Mr. Glennon was standing, saw him leaning over the bench and apparently attempting to summon him. Mr. Cook hurried to his side saying "Are you sick, Jim?" to which he made no reply but pointed to his temple, at the same time lapsing into unconsciousness. Medical assistance was immediately summoned and Mr. Glennon was removed into the office and later to his home, 510 Normal avenue. His son, James, who is employed at Biron was notified and arrived by auto in the evening. It was apparent from the first that death was imminent, therefore it came not unexpectedly to those at his bedside.

Mr. Glennon was born in this city February 22, 1863, and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Glennon. after receiving a common school education he became an apprentice in the foundry owned by Seyler & Cook. There he mastered the machinists trade, a trade which he has followed ever since, being employed by Mr. Cook almost continually for the past thirty-five years.

On January 1, 1888, he was united in married in St. Stephen's church, this city, to Miss Mary E. Ule. Two children were born to them, and both, Miss Evelyn and James, survive. Mrs. Glennon passed away at Ashland, where the family resided for two or three years, on July 24, 1893. Soon after the family returned to this city and except for a short space of time spent at Wausau and Grand Rapids, Mr. Glennon has been employed here continually ever since.

For two and a half years he held a position as machinist at the Wisconsin River Paper & Pulp Co.'s plant, resigning there last fall to accept similar employment with Mr. Cook. Early in January his health failed and in the middle of February he went to Sacred Heart sanitarium in Milwaukee, where he spent a month receiving treatments. The specialists there pronounced his case one of hardening of the arteries, and gave him slight encouragement for recovery. Upon returning home he worked occasionally but was subject to dizzy spells at frequent intervals. The stroke which caused his death was a natural consequence of the high blood pressure, caused by the hardening of the arteries.

Mr. Glennon was of the highest type of citizen, of the greatest honesty and integrity. He was a steady and industrious workman and his quiet, genial disposition made sincere friends for him wherever he was known. Besides his two children he is survived by two sisters and three brothers. They are Mrs. William A. Gething, Mrs. James F. Duggan, Edward D, John W. and Frank M. Glennon, all of whom live in this city.

The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Friday morning from St. Stephen's church, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, August 16, 1912:

BURIED THIS MORNING

The body of James L. Glennon was laid to rest in St. Stephen's cemetery this morning, following services conducted at St. Stephen's church by Rev. W. J. Rice. The pallbearers were two brothers and four brothers-in-law of the deceased: J. W. Glennon, F. M. Glennon, W. A. Gething, J. F. Duggan, W. E. Ule and L. J. Ule, the latter of Grand Rapids. Besides L. J. Ule, his daughter, Miss Myrtle, and his father, Peter Ule, also of Grand Rapids attended the funeral.


Margaret J. Glennon

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, December 8, 1932. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DEATH COMES SUDDENLY TO MISS GLENNON

Treasurer of Journal Company Succumbs to Acute Attack of Heart Failure

Death came suddenly and unexpectedly at 8:20 o'clock Wednesday evening to Miss Margaret J. Glennon, a life-long resident of Stevens Point, treasurer of the Journal Printing company and manager of the company's job printing department.

The final summons came at the Glennon family home at 518 Normal avenue. The immediate cause of death was acute heart failure following a severe attack of asthma, from which she had suffered periodically in recent years. Although for several weeks her condition had been such as to confine her to her home, she seemed noticeably improved last week and was able to be outside for brief periods. Tuesday evening there was a change for the worse, but her condition was not considered serious until Wednesday afternoon. Then she lapsed into a state of coma, from which she did not revive.

Native of City

Miss Glennon was born in Stevens Point January 14, 1883, the eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Glennon. She was a graduate of St. Stephen's parochial school and the Stevens Point High school, being an honor student in both institutions. From a tender age her life was one of devoted service, which broadened out with the years as she assumed new responsibilities. Her father having founded and conducted The Gazette, which was prominent in the field of weekly newspapers for nearly half a century, it was natural that Miss Glennon should early take an interest in the newspaper business. Entering the office of The Gazette she took over a part of the business management under her father and also assisted actively in editing the paper. When her father died on April 4, 1915, she assumed the active management of the business, which she continued to direct until the consolidation of The Gazette and the Daily Journal was effected in the spring of 1919.

Life of Service

Miss Glennon had an intimate knowledge of every detail of the newspaper and printing business. In addition she possessed personal qualifications which peculiarly fitted her for the public contacts which were so important a part of her work. She never was too busy or too ill to be friendly, courteous and tactful. She was actuated always by the spirit of service and this viewpoint made work for her a distinct pleasure. Even when the condition of her health became such as to preclude her active participation in the affairs of the business, she maintained a keen and active interest in its various details.

Varied Activities

Miss Glennon was an active and devout member of St. Stephen's Catholic church. She belonged to St. Stephen's Altar society, St. Cecilia's Court, No. 158 of the Catholic Order of Foresters, the Catholic Woman's club, the League of the Sacred Heart and the Stevens Point Apostolate, a branch of the Green Bay Diocese Apostolate. She took a keen interest in various community activities, particularly those of a charitable nature, and only recently assisted in the annual Red Cross Roll Call. Although she was not always able, because of the condition of her health, actively to participate in community projects, she could always be counted upon to give her moral and liberal financial support to every worthwhile civic undertaking.

Surviving Miss Glennon besides her mother, to whom she was bound by close ties of companionship, affection and devotion, are three brothers and two sisters, as follows: Edward C. Glennon, Chicago; Carl J. Glennon, Linnton, Oregon, and George L. Glennon, Mrs. Guy W. Rogers and Mrs. James A. Cashin, Stevens Point.

Funeral Saturday

Requiem high mass will be celebrated for Miss Glennon at 9 o'clock Saturday morning at St. Stephen's Catholic church. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery beside her father and a brother and sister who died in infancy.

Until the hour of the funeral the body of Miss Glennon will lie at her late home.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, December 10, 1932:

Funeral of Miss Glennon

A high tribute to the character and life of service of Miss Margaret J. Glennon, treasurer of the Journal Printing company, who passed away Wednesday evening at her home, 518 Normal avenue, was paid by Rev. George A. Casey, pastor, in his sermon following a requiem high mass at St. Stephen's church this morning.

Rev. DeLoyd Krembs of Lanark, a cousin of Miss Glennon, was the celebrant of the funeral mass. Other priests in the sanctuary were Rev. William Ruehi of Oshkosh, Rev. F. A. Nowak of St. Stanislaus' church, and Rev. Simeon Engl, assistant at St. Stephen's.

The parish has lost one of its most devout and faithful members, who devoted her life, unselfishly, to the service of God without lessening her service to man, Father Casey said in his sermon, taking as his text, "For Your Reward Shall be Very Great in Heaven." He praised the piety of Miss Glennon and declared that "we should be thankful that God has given characters such as hers" as an inspiration for others.

Large numbers of relatives and friends attended the services including the members of St. Stephen's Altar society and St. Cecelia's Court No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, who were present in a body. Miss Glennon was a member of those societies. Father Krembs offered prayers at the family home immediately preceding the services at the church. The remains of Miss Glennon were laid to rest in St. Stephen's cemetery, where Father Casey officiated. Casket bearers were N. P. Bonertz, Leslie A. Clark, James W. Hull, W. F. Collins, Alex Berens and Harold Baebenroth. The three first named had been associated with Miss Glennon for many years at the Daily Journal.

In charge of floral offerings were Miss Tena Jacobs, Mrs. Gertrude Olson, Mrs. Harold Baebenroth and Miss Mable Breitenstein.

Out of town relatives and friends who came for the funeral are Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Glennon, daughter, Miss Elaine, and son, Edward, of Chicago; Mrs. F. M. Deutsch, R. C. Deutsch, Miss Anna Hoeffinger and Mrs. Charles Klein of Wausau; Emil Krembs, son, Richard, and daughter, Miss Leonora, of Merrill; Louis A. Krembs and Charles Krembs of Lanark; Miss Kathleen Gething of Neenah and Weldon, Leahy, student at Northwestern university, Evanston, Ill.


Mary Ule Glennon

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, July 29, 1893. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

---On Thursday evening last in response to a dispatch announcing the serious illness of his daughter, Mrs. James L. Glennon, Mr. Peter Ule left for Ashland. It was not expected that the illness would result fatally and it was with great sorrow that the news of her death on Monday afternoon was received that evening. She had been troubled for some time with an ear difficulty and had received treatment for the same on the 4th of July at which time the physician in Ashland had used warm water, applying internally to her ear. In riding to her home in Parishville she contracted a cold which resulted in erysipelas which was the direct case of her death. Miss Mary E. Ule was born in Treeburg, Illinois, June 13th, 1867. When very young the family moved to Wisconsin, coming to Portage county and settling in the town of Linwood. For the past eight years the family have resided in this city. She was married on January 1st, 1888, to James Glennon and for the last two years has been residing in Ashland. Two children, aged four and two years, and her husband survive her together with her parents and three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Mode, Mrs. Fannie Birch of Salisbury, Mo. and Mrs. Emma Remus of Ashland, and four (sic) brothers George Ule of Wausau and W. E. L. T. and John Ule of this city. The funeral took place Wednesday morning from St. Stephen's church and the remains were interred in the family vault in the Catholic cemetery. The pall bearers were John Shea, Lucas Moll, Dr. G. M. Houlehan, N. Bevens, N. Bergholtz and William Gray. The sympathy of the entire community is with the relatives in their bereavement.


Louis James Grant

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, June 27, 1922. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Buried at Plover

Louis James Grant, born March 14, 1922, three months and eights day of age and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Grant of the town of Plover, died at the family home Thursday evening at 7 o'clock and was buried in the Plover cemetery Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock at the house by Rev. E. Leuenberger. The little boy leaves to mourn his death two sisters and one brother, Grace Marion, Athol and Forest, besides his parents.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday June 28, 1922, page 6:

Lose Baby Son

Lewis James Grant, aged three months and eight days, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Grant of the town of Plover, died at the family home Thursday afternoon.


Anna Smith Eiden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, June 7, 1922. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Native of County Dies

Mrs. Adam Eiden, a lifelong resident of Portage county and member of one of its best known families, died at her home in Amherst village at 12:30 o'clock Sunday morning. She had been troubled with goiter for several years and recently her entire system became affected.

Mrs. Eiden was Anna Smith, daughter of the late Peter Smith and Mrs. Smith, pioneer residents of New Hope town. She was born on the old homestead 51 years ago and lived there until her marriage to Adam Eiden 30 years ago last November. Mr. and Mrs. Eiden continued to live in New Hope until their removal to Amherst village last fall. They are the parents of three daughters, Mrs. Earl Leary, now on the home farm, Ada and Gertrude Eiden.

Other near relatives included the deceased woman's aged mother, six sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Frank Klinkert and Mrs. Fred Sorenson of this city, Mrs. Matt Eiden of Sharon, Mrs. Frank Liebe of Nelsonville, Peter, Joseph and Lena of New Hope, and Mrs. Maggie Eiden of Gully, Minn.

Funeral services were held at St. Martin's church, Sharon, conducted by Rev. L.M. Shorn, at 10 o'clock this morning, and interment followed thin the adjoining cemetery.

Peter Eiden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, October 21, 1912. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

PETER EIDEN SR.

Death Claims Early Resident of Portage County

With the death of Peter Eiden, sr., which occurred at the family home at Ellis in the town of Sharon at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, another member of the fastly thinning rank of Portage county pioneers, has gone to his reward. Mr. Eiden was seventy-seven years of age on September 28 and was born in Germany. In his early manhood, some fifty or fifty-five years ago, he came to this county with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Eiden, who passed way years ago, and with then settled in the town of Sharon, which has ever been his home. About thirty-eight years ago he was married to Miss Margaret Eiden, also a native of Germany, who survives, as do four sons, five children having passed away. The sons are Peter M., John H., and Anton A. who live at the old home, and Joseph M. of Chicago.

Following his marriage Mr. Eiden conducted a general store and was postmaster at Ellis for several years, after which he became engaged in farming, which, although for the last few years he had been retired, continued to be his business up to death. In the summer of 1901 Mr. and Mrs. Eiden spent three month in Germany, during which they visited their native home and many other points of interest, having a very pleasant trip.

The deceased was a man who was seldom ill and never seriously until last July, when he was stricken with paralysis. He rallied from this and in about a week was able to be about, apparently as well as ever. At about four o'clock Saturday morning, he complained of being ill and although to the members of his family his illness did not appear serious, he rapidly failed and in the afternoon became unconscious and was in that condition until death.

He had a large circle of acquaintances and his death will be greatly regretted.

The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning from St. Martin's church at Ellis, Rev. Schommer of Custer officiating. Interment will be made in the parish cemetery and the pallbearers will be the four sons and two nephews of the deceased. The latter are Leo and Albert Eiden of Sharon.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, October 23, 1912.

Death of Peter Eiden

Another of Portage County's early Settlers and Well-to-do farmers Called to Reward Beyond.

Peter Eiden passed away at his home in Sharon, west of Ellis, on Saturday, Oct. 19, 1912, at 1:45 in the afternoon, after having been in poor healthy for several years.

Deceased was born on the village of Reinsfeld, Kreis Trier, Germany, Sept. 18, 1835, being a little over 77 years of age. He leaves a widow and four grown up sons. Peter M., John H. and Anton are at home and Joseph resided in Chicago, being employed there at his trade as a baker.

The deceased came with his parents from Germany in 1855, and direct to Wisconsin. After staying a few months at Fond u Lac, they moved to Ellis in the town of Sharon, where the family made their home ever since. In his earlier days Mr. Eiden worked in the woods and saw mills and cleared up land like most pioneer farmers were obliged to do. In 1868 he went into business at the "Corners," by which name Ellis was known, with Jos. Schwebach and later formed a partnership with his brother, John, which was continued until 1874, when he went in business for himself, buying his brothers interests. In 1877 he built a shingle mill one mile north of Rosholt, which he operated until it was destroyed by fire in 1879. He also served as postmaster at Ellis for about 16 years and town treasurer of his town for 10 years, and also held school land church offices. In 1885 he retied from business and gave his entire attention to farming.

In 1900 Mr. and Mrs. Eiden made a trip to their native land, visiting with their numerous relatives for three months. Upon returning he continued his farming duties until about five years ago, when he left the management to is son, Peter.

Last July Mr. Eiden received a strike of paralysis, but soon recovered and was apparently as well as ever until last Friday, when he was stricken a second time. He soon became unconscious and remind in that condition until he passed away.

He was married here about thirty-eight years ago, his wife's maiden name being Miss Mary Eiden. Mr. Eiden was a man who was liked and respected by all who knew him, being strictly honest and conscientious, one who strived to live a good, moral life and ever enjoyed the company and association of his friends, as they did his. The sympathy of all goes out to the widow and sons.

The funeral was held at St. Martin's church at Ellis, Tuesday, at 10 o'clock, Rev. Geo. A. Schemmer officiating. The funeral was one of the largest ever held there. Those who acted as pallbearers were the four sons of the deceased, Peter M., John H., Joseph and Anton, and Albert P. Eiden and John Koltz, nephews. A number of old friends fro the city and surrounding country were present, and those who came from a distance were Mrs. Robt. Thielman and daughter of Tomahawk and Peter Trierweiler of Minneapolis.


Nicholas Eiden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, December 20, 1893. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

The death of Nicholas Eiden, Sr., occurred at the home of his son, Peter Eiden, Sr., at the corners, in the town of Sharon, at noon of Sunday last. He had been very infirm and childish for fully a year past, but was confined to his bed only about one week, death being the result of the grippe. The deceased was born April 15 th , 1806, and was therefore in the 88 th year of his age. The place of his birth was Reinsfeld, Harmeskeil, near Trier, Germany. He left his native land in 1855, sailing on the 6th of December, and landed on our shores 82 days thereafter. He arrived at Fond du Lac on the 24 th of March, 1856, and remained there until the following June when he came to this city and thereafter purchased a farm in the town of Sharon. There he continued to reside ever since. His wife died nearly four years ago. Mr. Eiden was the father of nine sons, five of whom survive him. They are, John Eiden, Sr., of Tomahawk, and Peter, Matt., Nicholas and John, Jr., of Sharon. The deceased gentleman was a worthy citizen, good neighbor and honorable man, and all who knew him will regret to hear of his departure from this life. The funeral took place from St. Martin's church, Sharon, at 10 o'clock Tuesday forenoon. Requiem High Mass being celebrated, with three clergymen participating therein. The pallbearers were John Fronk, Peter Trierweiler, Frededrick Mersch, Adam Welch, Peter Scheisman and Baltis Bender.


Nicholas Eiden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, July 11, 1914. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Nicholas Eiden, one of the early residents of the town of Sharon and a man will known and esteemed throughout the county, passed away at 10:30 o'clock Saturday night. Mr. Eiden had been ill with intestinal trouble for about two weeks and from the first his case was very alarming, although for a time hope was revived. Last Wednesday he suffered a relapse and from then his decline was steady.

Although a native Germany, where he was born October 9, 1847, Mr. Eiden came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Eiden, Sr. to this county in 1856. Shortly afterward they came to this county and took up their residence on a farm at Ellis, in the town of Sharon. There he married on June 24, 1890 and lived on a farm unit 1903, where the family removed to this city to make their home at 604 Water street. For several years Mr. Eiden conducted a grocery store at 600 Water street but had for some time been in retirement. Mrs. Eiden died May 18, 1909. There are two surviving children, the Misses Lucy and Cecelia, both residing at home. He also leaves a brother, John Eiden, in Sharon.

The funeral will be held from St. Stephen's church Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.

Mathias Eiden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, September 24, 1947. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Mathias Eiden

Mathias Eiden, age 74, a former town of Sharon farmer for many years, died this morning at St. Elizabeth's hospital at Appleton. Since disposing of his farm near Ellis a year ago, Mr. Eiden had been making his home with a son, Edward Eiden, who resides on a farm near Dale.

Mr. Eiden was born in December, 1872, in Germany and came to this country at the age of four with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Eiden. The family located on a farm in Sharon where Mathias Eiden lived until moving to Dale with his son. His marriage to Miss Elizabeth Smith of Sharon took place in August 1902. Mrs. Eiden died on Feb. 3, 1936.

Surviving are nine children, Walter Eiden of the town of Amherst, Edward of Dale, Mrs. Alda Graff, Mrs. William Cross and Mrs. Frank Peakl of Milwaukee, Joseph and James of Fremont, Dennis in Massachusetts and Cyril of Dancy. Mr. Eiden was the last surviving member of a family of six sons and two daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Eiden.

The body is being brought to Stevens Point and will be at the Prais funeral home. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, September 25, 1947:

Eiden Funeral Monday

Funeral services for Mathias M. Eiden, 76, a member of a pioneer Portage county family, who died Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Elizabeth's hospital, Appleton, will be held Monday morning. A requiem mass will be celebrated at 10 o'clock at St. Martin's Catholic church at Ellis. The body was brought to Stevens Point and is at the Prais funeral home. The rosary will be said this evening, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening at 8 o'clock.

Mr. Eiden, a former town of Sharon farmer, who had been making his home with his son, Edward Eiden, at Medina since last November, became ill in July and was a hospital patient for a week at that time. He re-entered the hospital two weeks before his death.

Mr. Eiden was born in Rhinefelts, Germany, on Dec. 21, 1870, and came to this country in 1873. He lived in the town of Sharon with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Nick Mitchen Eiden, until his marriage. He married Miss Elizabeth Smith in 1900. The couple located on a farm in the town of New Hope where they resided until 1907. They then moved to Ellis where Mr. Eiden lived until going to Media a year ago. Mrs. Eiden died on Feb. 3, 1935.

Surviving are six sons, Walter of Nelsonville, Edward of Medina, Dennis of Franklin, Mass., Cyril of Wisconsin Rapids, Joseph of Oshkosh and James of Winchester, three daughters, Mrs. Adeline Graf, Mrs. Agnes Class and Mrs. Eileen Tolsky, all of Milwaukee, and 18 grandchildren.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, September 30, 1947:

Funeral of Mr. Eiden

Funeral services for Mathias M. Eiden, a former Portage county farmer, who died Wednesday morning, were held Monday morning at St. Martin's Catholic church at Ellis his former home. Rev. Peter Eiden of Eau Claire officiated at a requiem mass at 10 o'clock and Rev. James Geyer assisted. Burial followed in the parish cemetery, Mr. Eiden had been making his home with a son, Edward, at Medina.

Pallbearers were Leonard Sorenson, Rode Sorenson, Peter Liebe, Mike Liebe, Benedict Eiden and Adolph Eiden.

Those from away who came for the services were Mr. and Mrs. William Class and family and Mr. and Mrs., Frank Tolsky and family of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Eiden, Sr., and son, Herbert, Mrs. Alois Miller and Miss Mary Eiden of Wausau; Joseph Eiden of Rhinelander; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Eiden and family of Median; Cyril Eiden of Wisconsin Rapids; Joseph Eiden of Oshkosh; James Eiden of Winchester. Many others attended from Amherst, New Hope, Nelsonville and Plover.


Mary Jane Wilson Eiden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, May 18, 1909. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Mrs. Nicholas Eiden
Death Follows a Short Illness With Pneumonia

Mrs. Nicholas Eiden passed away at 9:30 this morning at her home at 604 Water street, as a result of a severe cold, which she contracted last week and which developed into pneumonia. She had not been in rugged health for some years, suffering more or less from heart trouble. She attended St. Stephen's Church on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, but on Thursday was confined to her bed as the result of a cold and was soon in a serious condition.

The deceased, whose maiden name was Mary Jane Wilson, was born in Sharon on Nov. 5, 1857, and lived all her life in the vicinity of Ellis post office, until the family removed to this city a few years ago. She was married to Mr. Eiden on June 24, 1890. She leaves her husband and three children, Rollie Wilson and the Misses Lucy and Cecilia Eiden, the youngest of whom is 12 years of age. She also leaves three brothers and a sister, John Wilson, who resides in Pennsylvania, George and Paul Wilson, who live in Idaho, and Mrs. Ellen McHugh, whose home is at Howard, Mont.

The funeral will be held on Friday at 9 a.m. from St. Stephen's church, Rev. W.J. Rice officiating, followed by interment in St. Stephen's cemetery.

Anna Wierzba Glodowski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, December 21, 1907. Contributed by Brian Wierzba.

Mrs. Alex Glodowski passed away at 5:30 a. m. Saturday at her home at Fancher station after a week's illness.

The deceased, whose maiden name was Annie Wiszba, was 28 years of age last June. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Wiszba of Polonia. Seven years ago in May she was married to Mr. Glodowski and went to Fancher to reside. She is survived by her husband and three children, one of the latter being born on Dec. 6, also by her parents, three brothers and two sisters. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at Fancher church.


Antonia Wierzba Glodowski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, June 20, 1946. Contributed by Brian Wierzba.

Funeral services for Mrs. John Glodowski of the town of Alban, who died Sunday night, were held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Adalbert's Catholic church in Alban. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Michael Klosowski officiated and burial followed in the parish cemetery. The Rosary society of St. Adalbert's attended the funeral in a body.

The pallbearers were Ambrose Gruna, John Gruna, Dennis Landowski, John Wierzba, Henry King, and Edward Landowski. The flowers were carried by Bernice Glodowski, Natalie Landowski, Mildred Glodowski, Rita Kostuch, and Dolores Glodowski.

Attending the funeral from away were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brzezinski and Mr. and Mrs. Henry King of Wausau, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Glodowski of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. John Landowski, Mr. and Mrs. John Wanta and Mr. and Mrs. Adam Wanta of Callon and Mr. and Mrs. August Gruna of Galloway.


Elizabeth Shea Esker

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, October 3, 1959. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Edward S. Esker

Mrs. Edward S. Esker, 802 Main St., a resident of Stevens Point all of her life, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital.

Mrs. Esker had been active until Wednesday afternoon when she fractured her left hip in a fall at her home. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

The former Elizabeth Roseanne Shea was born in Stevens Point, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shea. She attended St. Stephen's parochial school and during her young womanhood was engaged in millinery work. At various time she was employed by Miss Millie Port, Mrs. Gene Ross and a Mrs. Hack, early day millinery shop operators here.

Her marriage to Mr. Esker took place on Feb. 10, 1909, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church where she had been a member all of her life. Mr. Esker, who died Dec. 9, 1944, was a cigar manufacturer and at the time of his death was employed by the Worzalla Publishing Co.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Farrel V. Esker, at home, and a nephew and several nieces including Misses Ella, Loretta and Kathryne Mullen, 525 Strongs Ave. Mrs. Esker was the youngest and the last surviving member of a family of eight brothers and sisters.

She was a member of St. Stephen's Altar Society.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, with burial to follow in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Crosby Funeral home where relatives and friends may call after noon on Sunday.

The rosary will be recited at the funeral home Sunday afternoon at 3:30.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, October 6, 1959:

Mrs. Esker's Funeral

Funeral services were held at St. Stephen's Catholic Church Monday morning for Mrs. Edward S. Esker, 802 Main St., with the Rev. John R. McGinley officiating.

Burial followed in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Esker died last Friday.

Pallbearers were Kerwin Esker, Karl Kuhl, Harold Peichert, Jack Prain, Jerome Polebitski and Dr. L. B. Crosby.

Attending from a distance were Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Houlihan and Miss Irene Houlihan, Green Bay; Mrs. Oliver Lerum, Minneapolis, and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Schumann and daughter, Jennie, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Suttliff, Rhinelander.

Mary Ann Moore Feeley

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, May 20, 1916. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. W. FEELEY DIES

Had Been Ill Many Months. Funeral Tomorrow

Mrs. William Feeley, who has been suffering from pernicious anemia for many months, about seven of which she had spent in bed, passed away at her home, 624 Water street, at 4:25 Sunday morning. In the hope of recovery Mrs. Feeley went to the hospital at Rochester, Minn., several months ago where she was operated upon and had also spent some time in St. Michael's hospital in this city.

Mary Ann Moore was born at Akron, Ohio, January 1, 1852 and was therefore in her sixty-fourth year. When she was twelve years of age her family removed from Ohio to Jordan, east of this city. On April 13, 1875, in this city, she was united in marriage to William Feeley, who passed away on May 31, 1913. A few years after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Feeley removed here where she had resided up to the time of her death. The deceased leaves three children, Mrs. W. H. Lind, Marshfield; Thomas Feeley, Chicago and Miss Marie of this city. She also leaves one grandson, Robert Lind, and a sister, Mrs. Nellie Kelly of this city. The deceased was highly respected by a large circle of friends and had borne the suffering of the disease with which she was afflicted without complaint.

The funeral was held from St. Stephen's church Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock when high mass was said by Rev. W. J. Rice. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.

William Feeley

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, May 31, 1913. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

WILLIAM FEELEY

Dropsy and Heart Failure Proves Fatal to Old Resident

At 12:30 o'clock this noon death claimed William Feeley, one of Stevens Point and Portage county's early residents. Mr. Feeley had been in failing health for two years, but his condition was not serious until about eight weeks ago, when he returned home from Fifield, where he visited with his brothers, James and John. Being a man of strong physique, his decline was not rapid but as the days passed it could be seen that he was gradually approaching the end. On Friday morning he appeared unusually well but at about 3 o'clock that afternoon, while seated on the porch of his residence, 624 Water street, he lapsed into unconsciousness. His daughter, Mrs. W. H. Lind of Marshfield, was communicated with and with her husband son, Robert, arrived that evening. His son, Thomas, who is employed in Chicago, arrived home on an early train this morning. Without regaining consciousness he died at the hour above stated.

Although a native of Shadogee, Pennsylvania, Mr. Feeley had resided in Portage county since his early youth. For forty or more years he was engaged in woods work at numerous point in central and northern Wisconsin and for eight or ten years was employed as camp foreman for various logging concerns. For the last two or three years he had been assisting his brother, James, in the livery business at Fifield. He was married to Miss Mary Moore, thirty-eight years ago this month and she, together with two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Lind of Marshfield and Miss Marie of this city, and a son, Thomas, of Chicago, survive. He also leaves three brothers, James and John, of Fifield, and Michael, of Stockton.

Mr. Feeley was of a retiring disposition, never aspiring to public life, but his friends, not only in this city but in various parts of the state, knew him to be a man of exceptionally strong character, one with whom honesty and honor came first in all things. It is with sincere sorrow and regret that his death becomes known.

The funeral will be held from St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock Monday morning Rev. H. J. Ehr of St. Joseph's church officiating. Interment will be made in St. Stephen's cemetery.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, June 3, 1913:

FUNERAL SERVICES

The funeral of William Feeley was held from St. Stephen's church, at 9 o'clock Monday morning, Rev. H. J. Ehr of St. Joseph's church officiating. Interment was made in St. Stephen's cemetery, the services there being conducted by Rev. W. J. Rice of St. Stephen's church. The pallbearers were William Cassidy, Peter Trierweiler, jr., A. Love, J. W. Glennon, A. J. Cunneen and P. H. Cashing. Among those who came to pay their last respects were Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Lind and son, Robert, of Marshfield; James Feeley and daughter and son, Irene and Frank, John Feeley and James Sweeney, Fifield, and Michael Feeley, Stockton.


Amanda Comfort Feely

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, February 15, 1934. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Michael Feely

Mrs. Michael Feely, a resident of the town of Stockton for many years, died at her home this morning at 8:45 o'clock. She had been in poor health for the past year and was confined to bed three weeks.

Mrs. Feely, whose maiden name was Amanda Comfort, was born on March 10, 1865, at Wilmington, Delaware. She was the daughter of Ezra and Mary Comfort. She came at the age of 10 years to Wisconsin with her parents and located in the town of Almond. A year later the family moved to a farm in the town of Stockton and in 1900 moved to Stevens Point. Her marriage to Mr. Feely took place here on November 18, 1903. They continued to live in Stevens Point and in 1908 moved to a farm in the town of Stockton and lived there since. She was a member of the Altar society of St. Mary's church at Custer and a member of the Third Order of St. Frances.

Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Earl C. Feely and Kenneth M. Feeley, both at home. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. A. E. Woycke of Muskegon, Michigan, and one brother, Edward Comfort of Marshfield.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Mary's church at Custer. Rev. Joseph Shaefer will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

The body will be taken from the Boston funeral Home to the family home Friday noon.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, February 20, 1934:

Funeral of Mrs. Feely

Funeral services for Mrs. Michael Feely, a resident of the town of Stockton for many years, who died at her home Thursday morning, were held Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Mary's church at Custer. Rev. Joseph Shaefer officiated at a requiem mass and burial took place in the parish cemetery. St. Mary's choir sand during the service at the church.

The pallbearers were M. J. Roach, Tim Welch, Tom Nugent, Tim Leary, Emmet Leary and Richard Breitenstein.

Relatives and friends from away who attended the funeral included Mrs. A. E. Woycke of Muskegon, Michigan, Mr. and Mrs. Harry McCrossen of Madison, Miss Katherine and Fred McMulkin of Fond du Lac, James Feeley and James Sweeney of Fifield, Rev. Joseph Diny of Osman and Rev. Victor Kaudy of Winneconne. Mary others were present from the Stockton vicinity.

Mary Feely

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, October 19, 1912. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. MARY FEELY

Old and Respected Stockton Lady Passes Away

Mrs. Mary Feely, widow of the late Owen Feely, and for many years a prominent resident of the town of Stockton, passed away at the family home in that town at 3:40 o'clock last Saturday afternoon. She had been ill since last February with dropsy and heart disease, all of which time she was under constant care, and her death was not unexpected.

Mary Feely was born in Pennsylvania seventy-three years ago June 24, last. She was married about thirty-seven years ago and was the mother of one child, Mrs. William Wagner, who died several years ago. Mr. Feely died in November, 1910. She is survived by four step-sons, William Feely of this city, John and James of Fifield, and Michael, who lives at the old home in Stockton.

The funeral was held from St. Mary's church at Custer at 10 o'clock Tuesday, Rev. Father Schemmer officiating. The pallbearers were Michael O'Keefe, John Higgins, A. W. Breitenstein, Lawrence Nugent, Joseph Wagner and James Tovey.

Michael G. Feely

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, July 18, 1935. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Michael G. Feely

Michael G. Feely, a lifelong resident of the town of Stockton and a member of a pioneer family, died this morning at 9 o'clock at his home there. He had been in ill health since the middle of May and was confined to bed since Sunday.

A son of Owen and Margaret Feely, the first settlers in the town of Stockton, who came from Pennsylvania in 1847, he was born on September 1, 1866, at the farm home in Stockton where he had always lived. He attended school in the Heffron district and his marriage to Miss Amanda Comfort, also of Stockton, took place on November 18, 1903. Mrs. Feely passed away on February 15, 1934.

Mr. Feely, at the time of his death, was financial secretary of Charity Court, No. 47, of Custer and a charter member of that court, and he was treasurer of St. Mary's church at Custer, a position he had held for several years. He was a former road commissioner of the town of Stockton and a former member of the school board of the Heffron school.

Mr. Feely was formerly employed by the Wisconsin Central railroad as supervisor of raising grades for underground crossings for a short time.

Surviving are two sons, Earl and Kenneth Feely, both at home. A brother, J. P. Feely, resides at Fifield and a cousin, Steve Feely, lives in Stevens Point.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Mary's church. Rev. Joseph Shaefer will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

The body was taken this afternoon from the Boston funeral home to the family home in Stockton, where it will be until the time of the funeral.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, July 22, 1935:

Funeral of Mr. Feely

St. Mary's church at Custer was filled to capacity Saturday morning for funeral services for Michael G. Feely, a lifelong resident of the town of Stockton, who died Thursday morning. Rev. Joseph Shaefer officiated at a requiem high mass at 9:30 o'clock and interment followed in the parish cemetery. Rev. Joseph Dinny of Newton, a former pastor of St. Mary's delivered the eulogy.

The pallbearers were T. H. Leary, T. J. Leary, Timothy Welch, Richard Breitenstein, Peter Kiefer and Thomas Nugent.

Those who came from away included the following relatives and friends: Mr. and Mrs. James Feely, Mr. and Mrs. John Brawson, James Sweeny and Dan Sweeny of Fifield; Miss Marie Feely and Mrs. Luella Lind of Marshfield; Mrs. Harry McCrossen of Madison; Miss Catherine McMulken of Fond du Lac, and Miss Catherine Van Cistren of Newton.

Owen Feely

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, November 16, 1910. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

NEARLY A CENTURY OLD

Owen Feely, Who Came to Portage County 66 Years Ago, Passes Away at Homestead in Stockton.

Owen Feely, of Stockton, who on July 6, 1906, was so severely injured in a runaway accident, his team becoming frightened by an automobile, that he had since been an invalid, passed away at his home about six miles east of the city at 2:30 Monday afternoon. For several weeks after the accident Mr. Feely was a patient at Mercy hospital, for more than three years he was confined to the house. For the past year, however, he had been able to get about with the aid of crutches, and was only confined to the bed for about ten days before the final dissolution.

Owen Feely was undoubtedly the oldest person in Portage county, if not in the state. He was born in Ireland, April 3d, 1814, and was therefore in the 97th year of his age. He came to America with his parents when a child, locating in Pennsylvania, and emigrated west in 1844, coming directly to Portage county. After working in the pineries for a couple of years, he departed for Pennsylvania, where he was married to Margaret Feely, a cousin, and in 1850 they returned to Stevens Point, arriving here on July 4th. He was the first person to locate upon land in what is now the town of Stockton, and which is still the family homestead, It was then known as lot 152, section 31, range 9. Mrs. Feely died many years ago, and thereafter he was married to her sister, Mary Feely, who survives him.

During his first union nine children were born, those who surviving being Wm., of this city, John and James E. of Fifield, and Michael who resides on the old homestead. Those who have passed away are Mrs. Jas. Sweeney formerly of Fifield, Christopher of Minneapolis, Nancy, Maggie and Mrs. Wm. Wagner of Stockton. Two brothers, Patrick and John, were also pioneer lumbermen in the Wisconsin river valley.

Mr. Feely was an honorable man, strong in character, unswerving in everything he deemed just and right, a friend that was ever loyal, and withal a sincere christian and upright citizen.

The funeral will take place from St. Mary's church at Custer at 10 o'clock Thursday forenoon, Rev. Father Schemmer officiating, with interment in the parish cemetery. The sons are all present, and among others who will attend is Miss Irene Feely of Fifield, daughter of Jas. E. Feely, she being a student at the local Normal.

Thomas James Feely

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, December 28, 1956. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Thomas J. Feely

Thomas J. Feely, a former Stevens Point resident, died on Dec. 13 at his home in Chicago. Funeral services were held at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church there on Dec. 17.

Mr. Feely, who was about 75 years old, is survived by two daughters, Miss Ruth Feely and Mrs. Robert Kirkhart, and a granddaughter, Kathleen, all of Chicago, and a sister, Miss Marie Feely, Marshfield. His wife, the former Mabel Lund of Chicago, preceded him in death.

Other relative include four cousins, Frank and Grace Kelly and Thomas and Cicely Dineen, all of Stevens Point.

Mr. Feely was born in Stevens Point and spent his youth here, attending local schools. He was a retired salesman.

Patrick Fehely, Jr.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, January 18, 1928. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

P. Fehely Dies Suddenly

What is believed to have been a paralytic stroke caused the sudden and unexpected death on Tuesday evening of Patrick Fehely, a lifelong resident of the town of Stockton and who for many years has been associated with his younger brother, Stephen Fehely, in operating a farm southeast of Arnott station.

For the past couple of years the now deceased had a cancerous growth on his lower lip, because of which he had been under treatment by local physicians and more recently he went to Marshfield, where he was operated upon at St. Joseph's hospital. He returned from that city last Thursday and was able to be up and about the house every day. The operation weakened him somewhat but he otherwise felt quite well and was quite confident that health would be restored.

He wrote letters yesterday afternoon and ate a hearty supper in the early evening. At about 8 o'clock he complained of pains in his knees and chest and the lame parts were being rubbed by his brother when he suddenly leaned backward in his chair and ceased to breathe.

The body was later brought to the Boston undertaking parlors in this city and will again be taken to his own home this evening, to remain there until Friday morning, when funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church, Custer, at 9 o'clock. The cortège then comes to Stevens Point, where burial will follow in the family lot in St. Stephen;s cemetery.

Mr. Fehely was the elder son in a family of four children born to Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Feheley, Sr. His birthplace was on what is known as the David R. Clements farm, north of Custer, and the date March 9, 1871, making him nearly 57 years of age. A few years later his parents bought a tract of land below Arnott, and since their death it has been in possession of the sons, the only surviving members of the household. In his younger years Mr. Fehely devoted a portion of his time to logging and lumbering, and while engaged in woods work he had the misfortune to lose one of his legs. He afterwards procured an artificial limb and was able to perform his duties without apparent difficulty.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, January 20, 1928:

Mr. Fehely Buried Today

Many of the friends of Patrick Fehely, who died at his home near Arnott on Tuesday evening, who planned to attend his funeral at St. Mary's church, Custer, this morning, were unable to do so because of the excessively cold weather conditions and drifted roads, but a number of others braved the elements to pay the deceased a last tribute of respect. Services were conducted by Father Vandecastle at 9 o'clock, the cortège then driving to St. Stephen's cemetery in this city, where interment was made beside his parents and two deceased sisters. Casket bearers were T. J. Leary, Chas. Breitenstein, M. J. Roach, W. F. Collins, Walter Welch and Ed. Ossowski.

John Finnesey

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, August 26, 1893. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

FINNESEY. John Finnesey, over forty years a resident of the town of Stockton, where he owned and operated a farm, died last Tuesday morning, shortly after 10 o'clock. The deceased was a native of Ireland, born in Tipperary County, June 24 th , 1818 and came to America when about 22 years of age. Excepting a few years spent in the eastern states, he has since resided in this county where he was well known by many of the older residents. He was a soldier in the Union Army, serving in the 18 th Wisconsin volunteers. For a number of years he had been sorely afflicted with a painful difficulty in his right eye that so impaired his health that he went below last spring and had the eye removed in hopes of recovery. This failed to relieve him of his sufferings and later a tumor developed, which with a complication of other ailments with which he was afflicted caused his death. Three daughters, Mrs. Eliza Gibbs, Mary and Ella Finnesey and a son, Thomas, survive him besides the widow. The funeral services were held Thursday forenoon at the Catholic church in Stockton and the remains were interred in St. Stephens cemetery in this city.


Maria Fox (Colloday) Geraughty

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, July 22, 1927. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Woman Related Here Dies at Age of 81

Mrs. P. H. Geraughty, age 81, a sister-in-law of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses Leary of the town of Stockton and aunt of John C. Leary, 1203 Clark street, died Tuesday night at the home of a sister, Mrs. Garret Barry, near Fitchburg, Dane county. Her husband, Captain Geraughty, expired at Madison a year ago. Interment took place at Oregon, Wis. this morning.


Jay J. Gilman

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, September 11, 1968. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Jay Gilman

Jay Gilman of Plover died at 3:30 this morning at St. Michael's Hospital, where he had been a patient for three weeks.

He was 66 years old.

Mr. Gilman was born in the Town of Plover on Nov. 13, 1891, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Gilman, pioneer residents of Portage County.

A veteran of World War I, he served three years with the 1st Illinois Engineers and a year with the army of occupation in Luxemburg. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Plover.

Mrs. Gilman was employed at Consolidated Water Power & Paper Co.'s Wisconsin River Division mill for 20 years until his retirement in 1950.

Mr. Gilman, who was unmarried, is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Nell Tregaser of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. C. W. Precourt, 608 Ellis St., and 12 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

The funeral will be at the Boston Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday, and burial will take place in the Plover Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Jeremiah Haley

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Monday, August 25, 1893. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

PASSED TO THE OTHER SIDE

HALEY

The death of Jeremiah Haley occurred in the town of Plover last Sunday. He was born in Ireland March 25, 1822, and therefore was in the 73rd year of his age. He left Ireland when seven years of age and for the last fifty years had been a resident of the town in which he died. For a number of years he had lived with his daughter, Mrs. Geo. Gilman. He had been in poor health for a number of years, and being a quiet man had left his home but very little. The funeral services were held at the house of Mrs. Gilman on the 22nd inst., Rev. L. B. Bullock officiating. Many old time friends gathered to pay their last respects.


Bernard Houlehan

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, August 15, 1935. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Bernard Houlehan

Bernard Houlehan, a former resident of Stevens Point and a brother of Dr. G. M. Houlehan of High Banks, died at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning at St. Mary's hospital at Minneapolis. He had been in poor health for two years and was a hospital patient for the past month.

Funeral services are to be held at 9 o'clock Friday morning at Hurley and interment will be in a Hurley cemetery.

Mr. Houlehan was born in the town of Taycheedah, Fond du Lac county, in 1861, a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Houlehan. He attended school at Fond du Lac and while a young man moved to Stevens Point, where he was married to Miss Kate Shay. He left Stevens Point about 45 years ago and since that time had made his home at Hurley until two months ago. At that time he moved to Minneapolis to make his home with a daughter, Mrs. Oliver Lerum. Mr. Houlehan held several county offices and was treasurer of Vaughn county for several terms.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lerum, Miss Irene Houlehan who moved to Minneapolis with her father, and Mrs. Katherine Belheumer of Milwaukee, two sons, Dr. John Houlehan and Dr. Bernard Houlehan of Green Bay, three brothers, Dr. Houlehan of Stevens Point, Richard Houlehan of Madison and Edward Houlehan of Tomahawk, and one sister, Mrs. Michael Doyle of Belfield, North Dakota. Mrs. Houlehan and a son, James preceded Mr. Houlehan in death.

Dr. Houlehan was in Minneapolis for several days and returned home Monday.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, August 23, 1935:

Sketch of Mr. Houlehan

Funeral services were conducted last Friday morning, August 16, at Hurley for Bernard Houlehan, a former resident of Stevens Point and brother of Dr. G. M. Houlehan of High Banks, who died Tuesday morning, August 13, at St. Mary's hospital at Minneapolis. He had gone to Minneapolis the first of July to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. O. Lerum. He became ill shortly after going there and entered the hospital where he remained until his death.

The body was taken to Hurley where a requiem mass was read by Rev. P. F. Meyer and burial followed in St. Mary's cemetery beside the grave of his wife, who died about 30 years ago, and that of his son, James a World war veteran, who passed away almost two years ago.

Mr. Houlehan, who was 74 years of age at the time of his death, was born at Taycheedah, Wisconsin, on August 9, 1861. He spent his early manhood in Stevens Point where in 1877 he was married to Miss Catherine Shea.

He left Stevens Point about 45 years ago and moved to Hurley where he was engaged in the mining business. He entered the employ of Iron county as custodian at the court house 33 years ago. He held this position until about a year and a half ago when he was forced to resign on account of a serious operation which he underwent at Rochester, Minnesota, and from which he failed to recover. He, with a daughter, Miss Irene, gave up their home at Hurley and moved to Minneapolis.

Besides Miss Irene Houlihan and Mrs. Lerum, Mr. Houlehan is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Victor Belleheumer of Milwaukee, two sons, Doctors J. V. and B. D. Houlehan of Green Bay, three brothers, Richard of Madison, Edward of Tomahawk and Dr. Houlehan residing here, and a sister, Mrs. Kate Doyle of Belfield, North Dakota.

Besides all of his sons and daughters, who were present for the funeral, other relatives who attended included Dr. G. M. Houlehan, Bernard McAuliffe, Lambert Phelan, Mrs. Edward Esker and Miss Loretta Mullen of Stevens Point; Mrs. Fred M. McAuliffe of Ashland; Miss Rosella Houlehan and Mrs. Warren Sutliffe of Tomahawk and Edward Houlehan, Jr., of Rhinelander.


Edward S. Houlehan

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, June 22, 1956. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Attend Funeral

Stevens Point relatives were in Rhinelander Wednesday to attend the funeral of Edward S. Houlehan, 69, who died at a Rhinelander Hospital last Sunday. Mr. Houlehan was retired treasurer of the Rhinelander Paper Co.

At the funeral were Mrs. E. F. Esker, 802 Main St., an aunt of Mr. Houlehan. Others included Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Phelan, Miss Ella Mullen and Miss Genevieve McAuliffe, cousins.

Mr. Houlehan was the son of the late Edward and Honora Shea Houlehan, former Stevens Point residents. He was buried at Tomahawk beside his parents.

Forrest George Houlehan

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, November 4, 1975. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Col. Forrest Houlehan

Forrest Houlehan, 82, East Orleans, Mass., a former Stevens Point resident, died recently. He was a retired United States Army colonel and a veteran of both World Wars.

Col. Houlehan was born in Stevens Point, a son of the late Dr. and Mrs. George Houlehan. His father was a dentist here.

He grew up here, and left Stevens Point in 1917 with Troop I, a National Guard cavalry unit which was formed just before the United States entered World War I.

The unit later became part of Battery E, 120th Field Artillery, 32nd Division. It served in France, and was the ancestor of the National Guard units of today in Stevens Point.

He was a member of the Troop I Association, which held annual meetings here until the reunions ended about two years ago because of dwindling membership.

After retiring from the Army, Col. Houlehan lived in Florida for many years. His wife died two years ago and since then he had lived with his daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Christina) Thorne, in East Orleans.

Katherine Shea Houlehan

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, June 9, 1905. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Died at Hurley

Mrs. P. Mullen and Miss Lizzie Shea left this morning for Hurley to attend the funeral of their sister, Mrs. Bernard Houlehan, who died Thursday night after a week's illness. Mrs. Houlehan was formerly Miss Katherine Shea, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shea. She was born and reared in this city and had many friends here who will feel great personal regret at her demise. The deceased was 42 years of age and leaves a husband and six children, the youngest an infant. She also leaves three sisters and four brothers. The funeral will be held at Hurley probably Sunday.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, June 14, 1905:

Death of Mrs. Bernard Houlehan

Relatives in this city received a telegram, last Friday morning, announcing the death of Mrs. Bernard Houlehan, of Hurley, which occurred at about midnight the night before. Her sisters, Mrs. P. F. Mullen and Miss Lizzie Shea, left on the morning train, and Mr. Houlehan's sister and brother, Mrs. Dan McAullife and Dr. G. M. Houlehan, left that night to attend the funeral, which took place from the Catholic church at Hurley at 10:30 o'clock Sunday forenoon. The cause of death is not definitely known, even by the attending physician. A baby girl was born to Mrs. Houlehan about ten days before, and the mother was doing nicely until a few days previous to her death, when she was taken with severe pains in one side, the cause of which was attributed to a scare(sic), and she continued to grow worse until the end, although death was unexpected.

Katherine Shea, which was the maiden name of the deceased, was born in this city 43 years ago, and was the third daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Shea. This city was her girlhood home and here she was married to Bernard Houlehan some eighteen years ago. After their marriage they moved to Hurley, where they had since resided, and to them six children were born, the oldest, a daughter, Irene, being about 17 years of age, and the youngest about two weeks old. Besides her husband and children, she leaves three sisters, Mrs. Ed Houlehan of Tomahawk, Mrs. P. F. Mullen and Miss Lizzie Shea of this city, and four brothers, John F. and Frank Shea of Alaska, Thomas Shea of Chicago, and James Shea of Ashland.

The death of Mrs. Houlehan removes a most kind lady from this life to the great world beyond, and scores of friends in Stevens Point extend sympathy to those bereaved and left to mourn.

Margaret Houlehan

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, December 10, 1903. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. James Houlehan

Mrs. James Houlehan died at the home of her son, Edward, at Tomahawk at 8 o'clock this morning as the result of weakness incident to old age. Mrs. Houlehan was born in County Roscommon, Ireland, about 80 years ago. She went to live in London when she was six years of age and remained there until she came to America in the early fifties. She spent several years in New York, where she married Mr. Houlehan. They came to Wisconsin about 45 years ago and lived in Fond du Lac until their removal to this city about 18 years ago. Mr. Houlehan died on Nov. 26, 1893, and was followed a year later by their son, John, who died on Sept. 23, 1894. Mrs. Houlehan thereafter made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Dan McAuliffe, until about a year ago, when she went to Tomahawk to live with her son. The deceased was very favorably known to a large circle of friends, especially in St. Stephen's congregation, and her memory will be cherished with the most pleasant recollections.

Mrs. Houlehan was the mother of eight children, seven of whom survive. They are Mrs. Dan McAuliffe of this city, Mrs. Kate Doyle of Hurley, Mrs. Helen Phalen of this city, Richard of Clintonville, Edward of Tomahawk, Bernard of Hurley and Dr. G. M. Houlehan of this city. It is expected that all of the children will be present at the funeral. Dr. Houlehan spent Wednesday at Tomahawk, returning on the early train this morning.

The remains will be brought here at 3:20 Friday afternoon and will be taken to the doctor's home on Clark street. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Stephen's church.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, December 12, 1903:

Funeral of Mrs. Houlehan

The funeral of Mrs. James Houlehan was held from St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock this morning, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating. The interment followed in the parish cemetery. The pallbearers were N. Gross, M. Cassidy, James Welch, E. J. Pfiffner, A. J. Cunneen and E. D. Glennon. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mrs. Doyle and Bernard Houlehan of Hurley, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Houlehan of Tomahawk and Richard Houlehan of Clintonville.

Margaret Moran Houlehan

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, October 29, 1898. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. R. J. HOULEHAN

Former Stevens Point Lady Dies at Clintonville

Mrs. R. J. Houlehan died at Clintonville Sunday afternoon after a long illness. Her body was brought here at 9 o'clock Monday evening and was taken to the residence of Daniel McAuliffe at the corner of Church and Ellis streets for the night. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock tomorrow(sic) from the house and the interment took place in St. Stephen's cemetery. The church services were held at Clintonville Monday afternoon.

Miss Margaret Moran of Madison was married to R. J. Houlehan at Wausau about 15 years ago. She leaves a husband and seven children, the oldest of whom is 13 years. The family lived in this city several years, Mr. Houlehan being engaged in the piano business. He is a brother of Dr. G. M. Houlehan. They moved to Clintonville last spring.

Emma Houlehan

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, October 12, 1921. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Richard J. Houlehan

Mrs. Mary McAuliffe and Mrs. Robert Phelan were called to Madison by the death of their sister-in-law, Mrs. Richard J. Houlehan, who passed last week Tuesday. She underwent an operation at one of the Madison hospitals and failed to rally therefrom.

Mrs. Houlehan is survived by her husband and three daughters, one of the latter being married.

Mr. Houlehan is also a brother of Dr. G. M. Houlehan of this city. He made Stevens Point his home many years ago, later being located at Clintonville before going to Madison about 16 years ago.

Thomas J. Houlehan

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, January 11, 1954. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Stevens Point Native Dies

Thomas Houlehan, 63, of Ashland, Ky., a native of Stevens Point, died at Ashland last Friday, following a long illness. For the past 41 years he had lived in the Kentucky city, where he was associated with the tannery industry. He had previously lived at Tomahawk.

At one time, he was superintendent of seven eastern tanneries. Funeral services were held today at Ashland, with burial in a cemetery there. Surviving are a brother and three sisters, all of Rhinelander, Ed Houlehan, treasurer of the Rhinelander Paper company, Mrs. Warren Sutliff, Miss Rosella Houlehan and Mrs. Kathryne Bellehumer."

Walter Houlehan

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, January 17, 1917. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

WALTER HOULEHAN DEAD

Walter Houlehan, a nephew of Dr. G. M. Houlehan, Mrs. Robert Phelan and Mrs. Mary McAuliffe of this city, and a native and childhood resident of Stevens Point, died at San Francisco last Friday. The young man was about 26 years of age and was a son of Richard J. Houlehan of Madison, Wis., where the body was taken for burial. Miss Genevieve McAuliffe, a cousin of the deceased, left for Madison today to attend the funeral.


Henry N. Eiden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, July 22, 1970. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Henry N. Eiden

Henry N. Eiden, 69, 2517 Simonis St., died at 11 a.m. Tuesday in a local physician's office.

A retired general contractor, he had suffered from a prolonged illness.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. The Rev Thomas Mullen will officiate. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at the Crosby Funeral Home. A general rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Eiden was born March 20, 1901, in the town of Stockton, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Eiden.

He married Virginia Precourt on Nov. 23, 1931, at St. Stephen's. The have resided in the local area since marriage.

Mr. Eiden is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. T.J. (Ruth) Schulfer, Country Club Drive, four sons, Fred, 2250 Dixon St. Maurice, Wausau, Henry Jr. in the Service in Chamblee, Ga., and Richard, Baker, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Carl, Plover, and Emil, Madison, and two sisters, Mrs. Sam (Frances) Moreau, Sun City, AZ and Mrs. Leonard (Irene) Bannach, Washington, D.C.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert, in 1960.


Mary (Maude) Simonis Eiden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, December 31, 1969. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Mrs. Carl Eiden

Mrs. Carl Eiden, 77, Route 1, Plover, died at 12:35 p.m. Tuesday at St. Michael's Hospital, where she was admitted as a patient on Friday. She had been in ill health for the past two years.

Friends may call at the Dzikowski Funeral Home after 2 p.m. on Thursday. A general rosary will be recited there Thursday evening at 8 o'clock.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Bronislava's Catholic Church at Plover. Burial will be made in the spring in the family lot in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Mrs. Eiden, the former Mary (Maude) Simonis, was born on Jan. 30, 1892, in the Town of Amherst, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Simonis. She was married to Mr. Eiden on June 24, 1920, at St. Mary's Catholic Church at Custer. They farmed in the Town of Stockton for 14 years before moving to their present address in the town of Plover, where Mr. Eiden was employed as a driver-salesman for a petroleum products firm. He retired in 1962.

Mrs. Eiden is survived by her husband; two sons Robert, 2229 Dixon St., and Lloyd, town of Plover; four daughters, Mrs. Walter (Marge) Kukla, Franklin, Mrs. Eugene (Carolyn) Bronk, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Edward (Marian) Sankey and Mrs. John (Rita) Wanserski, both of the town of Plover, and 17 grandchildren.

The last surviving member of her family, she was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a sister, as well as by a son and a daughter who died in infancy and a teenage daughter.


Patricia Ann Eiden

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, September 19, 1946. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Patricia Ann Eiden

Patricia Ann Eiden, age 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Eiden of the town of Plover, died this morning at 1:20 o'clock at the family home. She had been in ill health since she was a year old and was an invalid since last March 5 when she suffered a stroke.

The girl was born on March 17, 1931 in the town of Stockton and had lived in Plover since the family moved there 12 years ago.

Surviving, beside her parents, are two bothers and four sisters, Robert, Lloyd and Rita Eiden at home and Marian, Carolyn and Marguerite of Milwaukee and a grandmother, Mrs. Mary Eiden of Sturgeon Bay. She is a niece of Arthur Simonis of Stevens Point, Henry Eiden of Plover, Emil Eiden and Mrs. Leonard Bannach of Milwaukee and Mrs. Sam Moreau of Sturgeon Bay.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Bronislava's Catholic Church in Plover and burial will follow in St. Joseph's cemetery in Stevens Point. The body is at the Prais funeral home where the rosary will be said Friday evening at 8 o'clock.


Blanche Simpier Howard

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, June 13, 1888. Contributed by Carol Wood.

HOWARD - At Ogema, Wis., Thursday morning, June 7, 1888, Blanche, wife of Newton Howard, aged 19 years and 19 days.

The deceased lady was born and brought up at Conant Rapids, four or five miles below this city, and had always made that place her home until after her marriage last summer, when she removed with her husband to Ogema. Besides her immediate relatives, she leaves a large circle of friends at the old home who will long remember her pleasant smile and cheery demeanor, all of who feel the deepest sympathy for the bereaved husband, parents, sisters and brothers. Her death was due to child-birth. The remains were brought to this city on Friday and interred in the Episcopal cemetery that afternoon, Rev. McChesney conducting the obsequies. Mrs. Howard was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Simpier who reside at Conants, besides whom she leaves her husband, one sister, Mrs. C.J. Fay of Medford, and two brothers, Joseph and Curran.


Nellie Cooper Fransway

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, February 18, 1918. Contributed by Carol Wood.

Mrs. Nellie Cooper Fransway, a native of Stevens Point, died at a hospital at Waukegan, Ill., Thursday from the effects of a fall six or seven weeks before. Mrs. Fransway fell in her daughter's home and broke her hip.  She was taken immediately to the hospital, but she never recovered. The deceased was 54 years of age, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Milo Cooper.  When a young woman she removed to Appleton and there married Henry Fransway.  For the past six years she had lived with a married daughter at Waukegan. She leaves one other daughter, a resident of Highland Park, Ill. Her husband is dead.  Two brothers, Will Cooper of Stevens Point and Walter Cooper of Kaukauna, survive. Mrs. Fransway kept up acquaintance with her birthplace and visited here on numerous occasions, the last time two years ago. She will be remembered by residents here in the '70s and early '80s.

The funeral was held at Appleton.  Mr. and Mrs. Will Cooper were among those attending.


Sarah Walton Cooper Fairbanks

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal (from the Appleton Post), Tuesday, April 7, 1896. Contributed by Carol Wood.

DEATH OF MRS. FAIRBANKS

End of a Useful Life Comes to an Estimable Woman

Mrs. Sarah Walton Fairbanks died at 8:15 Sunday evening at her late residence, 616 Union street, of Bright's disease.  Mrs. Fairbanks suffered a slight paralytic shock about nine years ago and has been in delicate health since.  About a year ago a second stroke came and she had been gradually failing for the past six weeks.  Mrs. Fairbanks was born in St. Andrews New Brunswick Jan. 4, 1841.  She came with her parents to Stevens Point when a child.  She was first married to Milo Cooper.  Three children were born of this union: William, Mrs. Nellie Fransway, and Walter, all of this city.  One sister Mrs. Bowe, of Oshkosh, and two brothers, W.H. Walton, Weyauwega, and R.G. Walton, of Minneapolis also survive her.  After her marriage to Mr. I. S. Fairbanks two children were born of the union.  One died in infancy, and Miss Abbie still lives at home.  Mrs. Fairbanks came to Appleton about 19 years ago, and as wife, mother, friend and neighbor has been universally loved and respected.  She entered the Episcopal church as a communicant at the age of 14, and later in life became a member of the Presbyterian church.  Until failing health compelled her retirement she was untiring in her deeds of charity and in her devotion as a Christian worker.  Her closing days were peaceful and triumphant.