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George Isherwood

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, April 6, 1955. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

George Isherwood

A lifelong resident of the town of Plover, George Isherwood, 76, died Tuesday at 5:20 p.m. at St. Michael's hospital.

In ill health for more than 30 years, Mr. Isherwood had been an invalid for 17 years. He became more seriously ill Sunday, and was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Boston funeral home, with Rev. H. C. Feldt officiating, and burial will take place later in the Plover cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Mr. Isherwood was born in the town of Plover July 5, 1878, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Isherwood. His marriage to the former Adah Trageser of Plover took place in Stevens Point on Nov. 23, 1904.

After their marriage, the couple farmed on the Isherwood homestead for a time, and then moved to another farm in Plover, where they had resided since.

Mr. Isherwood was a member of the Buena Vista Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Raymond, Plover, four grandchildren; three brothers, Ed Isherwood, town of Plover, James, town of Buena Vista, and Henry, St. Louis, Mo., and a sister, Mrs. Jesse Grant, town of Plover.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, April 9, 1955:

Funeral of Mr. Isherwood

Services for George Isherwood, a lifelong resident of the town of Plover, were held at the Boston funeral home Friday afternoon.

Mr. Isherwood died Tuesday afternoon after an illness of many years.

Rev. H. C. Feldt, pastor of the Plover and Buena Vista Methodist churches, officiated at the services, and burial will take place later in the Plover cemetery.

During the funeral Rev. and Mrs. Feldt, accompanied by Mrs. Arlyn West, sang "The Lights of Home" and Beyond the Sunset."

Coming from a distance for the funeral were H. R. Isherwood, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. and Mrs. Everett Grant, Mrs. Bill Hetter, Mrs. S. J. Tippett and Mrs. B. S. Case, Wausau; John Case, Merrill; Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Metcalf and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roidt, Montello; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fletcher, Rhinelander, Lavonne Dakins, Green Bay, and J. C. Rice, Plainfield.


Agnes Leary Jacobs

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, April 26, 1968. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Agnes Jacobs

Mrs. Agnes Loretta Jacobs, 94, widow of Peter Jacobs and a member of a pioneer Portage County family, died this morning at the Portage County Home after an illness of several years.

Mrs. Jacobs, whose home was at Almond, had been confined to bed most of the time since entering the home nearly four years ago.

The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses Leary was born at Custer on Sept. 23, 1873. After completing her education she taught school in rural districts of the county for 10 years prior to her marriage to Mr. Jacobs which took place on Nov. 28, 1906, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Custer.

After their marriage the couple lived on the Jacobs homestead farm in the Arnott area until 1943 when they retired and moved to the village of Almond. Mr. Jacobs died in 1949.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Mary) Dernbach, Route 1, Almond, and Mrs. George (Theresa) Lemke, Almond; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, besides sever nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Jacobs was the last surviving member of the family of six sisters and three brothers. The widow of one of her brothers, Mrs. Edward (Elizabeth) Leary, lives at 1969 Plover St.

Mrs. Jacobs was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church, Almond, and of the St. Ann's Society.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the Almond church with burial to follow in the cemetery of St. Mary's Church, Custer.

The body is at the Goult-Patterson-Hardell Funeral Home, Almond, where friends may call after 2 p.m. on Sunday. The rosary will be said Sunday evening at 8 o'clock.


Bernice T. Flees Jakubek

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday May 27, 1995. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Bernice T. Jakubek, 72, 8648 Highway Z, Custer, died Friday, May 26, 1995, at St. Michael’s Hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church, Polonia. The Rev. Al Wozniak will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Sunday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel. A general rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m.

She was born Oct. 22, 1922, in the town of Bevent, a daughter of John and Theresa Flees. She attended local schools. She was married to Ernest Jakubek on Sept. 23, 1944, at St. Ladislaus Church, Bevent. The couple had lived at the current address since their marriage. He died Aug. 7, 1987.

Survivors include a daughter, Henrietta Jakubek, Custer; a son, Clarence Jakubek, Custer; a sister, Bertha (Ted) Hoppa, Rosholt; and three brother, Clarence and Benny Flees, both of Milwaukee, and Edwin (Ramona) Flees, Wausau.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a son.


Helen Borowski Jankowski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, April 20, 1982. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Helen Jankowski

Mrs. Helen Jankowski, 86, formerly of the town of Linwood, died Sunday evening at the Portage County Home, where she had been a resident the past two years. She had been in ill health the past five years.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen Catholic Church with the Rev. Dennis Lynch officiating. Burial will be in the Guardian Angel Cemtery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Dzikoski/Pisarski Funeral Home. A general rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Mrs. Jankowski was born March 22, 1901, in Poland, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Borowski. As a young woman she came to the United States and settled in the Town of Linwood. She was married to John Jankowski on Nov. 26, 1923, at St. Peter Catholic Church. After their marriage the couple settled in the town of Linwood. Her husband died Dec. 15, 1976.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Joan) Osinski, Plover, Mrs. Alois (Gertie) Iwanski, town of Stockton, and Mrs. Ray (Genevieve) Pliska, town of Sharon; one son, Ignatius, 2631 Little Chicago Road, town of Linwood; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.


Bernice Czerwinski Karpinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, August 25, 1959. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Bernice Karpinski

Mrs. Stanley Karpinski drowns

Milwaukee Woman Drowns in Mill Pond At Rosholt

A Milwaukee woman, Mrs. Stanley Karpinski, about 28, drowned early this afternoon in the mill pond at Rosholt. She had been spending a two week vacation in Rosholt with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Czerwinski, who live on the north side of the pond. Mrs. Karpinski is reported to have suffered from epileptic seizures. It is believed that she may have fallen in after suffering a seizure while standing or sitting on the edge of the pond. Her father noticed her absence a few minutes after she left the house. He called the village fire department and volunteer divers recovered the body shortly after 1 o'clock, about 15 or 20 minutes after Mrs. Karpinski is believed to have fallen in. A physician was called, but the woman could not be revived. Sheriff Herbert Wanserski was notified at 1:15 and Coroner Joseph Bodzislaw was sent to the scene.

Mrs. Karpinski was the mother of two children, Audrey and Michael. Other survivors include her husband, her parents, three sisters and four brothers.

The pond in which she drowned is formed by a dam across the Flume Creek. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, August 26, 1959. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Karpinski's Funeral Set

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Adalbert's Catholic Church in the Town of Alban for Mrs. Stanley Karpinski, 29, Milwaukee.   Mrs. Karpinski drowned Tuesday afternoon August 25, 1959 after falling into the mill pond at Rosholt. She had been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Czerwinski, in Rosholt. The body is at the Dzikoski Funeral Home, where friends may call after Thursday noon. The rosary will be said there Thursday night at 8 o'clock. Following the funeral, burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Karpinski, the former Bernice Czerwinski, was born in Alban on March 17, 1930. She attended St. Adalbert's School in Alban. On October 8, 1949, she was married at St. Adalbert's Church to Mr. Karpinski, also a former Rosholt area resident. After their marriage they moved to Milwaukee, where Mr. Karpinski is a construction worker.

Mrs. Karpinski is survived by her parents; husband; two children Audrey, seven, and Michael, four; four brothers, Dennis, Ralph and Walter, Jr., Milwaukee and Alphonse, Rosholt, and three sisters, Mrs. Theodore (Lorretta) Piechowski, Stevens Point and Mrs. Roger (Sylvia) Dok--- and Mrs. Anton (Henrietta) Trzebiatowski, Milwaukee.


Margaret Riley Kehl

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, March 15, 1976. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Margaret Kehl

Mrs. Margaret Kehl, 89, Amherst, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Riverside Community Memorial Hospital, Waupaca, where she had been a patient for about two weeks. She had been ill two years.

Her husband, Robert Kehl, died in 1936.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church, Amherst. The Rev. Robert Pedretti will officiate. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Town of Lanark, in the spring.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Jungers Funeral Home, Amherst. A general rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m.

The former Margaret Riley was born Nov. 18, 1886, in the Town of Lanark, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Riley. She married Robert Kehl in 1906 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lanark.

Mrs. Kehl lived in Amherst for the past 11 years, after living in Almond and Waupaca.

She belonged to St. Mary Magdalene Sodality, Waupaca, and had been active in the Red Cross, especially during World War I.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Sidney (Margaret) Keener, Amherst; one sister, Mrs. Albert (Katherine) Krutza, Town of Lanark; and one grandson.

Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.


Ellen (Nellie) Moore Kelly

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, December 2, 1936. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Nellie Kelly

Mrs. Nellie Kelly, a lifelong resident of Portage county and a member of a pioneer family, died Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at her home at 331 Ellis street. Although she had been in ill health for many years, Mrs. Kelly's death was unexpected. She was in her usual health until Monday and was confined to bed from then until her death.

A member of an early day Portage county family, Mrs. Kelly was born on February 11, 1859, at Jordan, a daughter of the late Patrick and Bridget Moore. After the death of her parents she resided in Stevens Point and attended St. Stephen's parochial school and the Old White school. Upon completion of her education she taught in the schools of Portage county and at Medford. Her marriage to Peter Kelly took place on October 19, 1886, at Stevens Point. Mr. Kelly died on January 16, 1905.

Mrs. Kelly was a lifelong member of St. Stephen's church and of the Altar society. She also was a member of the Old White School association.

Mr. and Mrs. Kelly were the parents of six children, of whom five survive. They are Frank and Grace Kelly at home, Earl Kelly of Chicago, Mrs. A. J. Harks of Cleveland, Ohio, and Dr. N. P. Kelly of Green Bay. A daughter, Susan Kelly, preceded her mother in death on March 13, 1925. Mrs. Kelly is also survived by seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's church and burial will take place in St. Stephen's cemetery. The body is at the Crosby funeral home where it will remain until the time of the funeral."

The rosary will be said tonight and Thursday night at 8 o'clock.


Susan Elizabeth Kelly

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, March 14, 1925. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MISS SUSIE KELLY REMOVED BY DEATH

Passes Away Late Friday Afternoon Following Illness With Heart Trouble

As copies of Friday evening's Daily Journal announcing her critical illness were being delivered Miss Susie Kelly, esteemed Stevens Point young woman and member of a prominent family, departed from life at her home, 331 Ellis street.

Miss Kelly's death occurred a few minutes before 5 p.m and followed an illness which confined her to bed since a week ago last Monday. Several years ago she suffered with rheumatic trouble, affecting her heart action, and ever since she had been troubled with weak heart. This affliction did not become acute until a couple of weeks ago.

Susan Elizabeth Kelly was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kelly and a native of this city, born here Aug. 25, 1891. She completed the grade work at St. Stephen's parochial school and then enrolled at the Normal, where she was later graduated from the elementary course.

For the past six years Miss Kelly had been employed in the policy department of the Hardware insurance companies and was recognized for her efficiency.

Her father died 20 years ago. Surviving members of the family are the widowed mother, an invalid and confined to her home for the past three years; three brothers, Frank E. Kelly, local merchant, Earl P. Kelly of Chicago and Dr. Norman Kelly of Antigo, and two sisters, Miss Grace Kelly, at home, and Mrs. A. J. Harks of Cleveland, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held at St. Stephen's church on Monday at 10 a.m., with burial beside her father in the parish cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, March 16, 1925:

Requiem high mass was offered up at St. Stephen's church this morning in honor of Miss Susie Kelly, whose untimely death occurred on Friday evening of last week. Rev. James. C. Hogan acted as celebrant assisted by Rev. H. J. Ehr and Rev. P. J. Skell. Among the relatives and friends who filled the large edifice were more than one hundred officials and employes of the Hardware insurance companies. Work at the home office ceased at 9:10 o'clock, when members of the staff marched in double column to the church and paid a final tribute of respect to their former associate.

At the conclusion of services the remains were taken to the parish cemetery and laid to rest beside her father, the late Peter Kelly, who died in January, 1905. Casket bearers were Mason J. O'Brien, Carl N. Jacobs, Kenneth Willett, Guy Love, Harold Baebeuroth and Alex Berholie, Jr.

Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Lunde and Miss Mame Feely of Marshfield, Bernard T. Moore of Chicago, Daniel Dineen of Madison, W. M. Castle and Misses Geraldine and Bonnie Castle, of Oshkosh, Earl P. Kelly of Chicago, Dr. Norman Kelly of Antigo, Mrs. A. J. Harks of Cleveland, Ohio. The latter three are brothers and sister of the deceased young woman.


Lucille Kenefick

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, June 22, 1920. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

SHORT ILLNESS FATAL TO LUCILLE KENEFICK

Her Death Occurs at a Madison Hospital on Monday Night - Bring Remains Here

Miss Lucille Kenefick, daughter of Mrs. W. F. Kenefick, and a granddaughter of Mrs. W. J. Clifford, 433 Strongs avenue, died at St. Mary's hospital at Madison at 7:55 Monday evening. Her death occurred after an illness of only a few days. Her mother and an aunt, Mrs. John Shannon, of Winona, Minn., were called to Madison last Friday when Miss Kenefick was taken suddenly ill. Relatives here have received only meager information regarding the nature of her illness, and have not ascertained the exact cause of her death.

The remains, accompanied by the mother and aunt of the deceased, are to arrive in the city this evening from Madison, and the funeral is to take place at St. Joseph's church at 9 o'clock Thursday morning. Rev. Jas. C. Hogan of St. Stephen's church will be in charge of the services.

Lucille Kenefick was born in Stevens Point 25 years ago, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Kennefick, who then resided in Minneapolis. Miss Kenefick spent part of her childhood in this city, and during her residence in Minneapolis was a frequent visitor at the home of her grandmother here. She attended school at Minneapolis and was graduated from St. Catherine's college in that city.

Upon the death of Mr. Kenefick in Minneapolis eight years ago, her mother took up her home here, and since then Miss Kenefick had spent the major part of her time in this city, exclusive of the time she spent with her aunt, Mrs. Shannon, in Winona.


William F. Kenefick

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, December 5, 1911. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

William F. Kennefick

Death Occurs in Minneapolis After a Year's Illness With Heart Trouble.

Announcement was received Sunday of the death of William F. Kennefick at his home in Minneapolis, at 8 p.m. He had been in failing health for about a year, suffering from organic heart trouble, and his death was not unexpected.

The deceased leaves a widow and one daughter, Miss Lucile Kennefick, a young lady well known to many local friends. The widow was formerly Miss Ella Clifford, daughter of Mrs. W. J. Clifford of this city. They were married in 1892. Mr. Kennefick has been engaged in the lumber business in Minneapolis for a number of years and was a gentleman who had many social and business friends, who will sincerely regret to learn of his death.

The body will arrive here on the 3 o'clock train Tuesday afternoon, and the funeral will be held from St. Stephen's church at 10 o'clock Wednesday forenoon.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, December 6, 1911:

DIED AT MINNEAPOLIS

Wm. F. Kennefick, Former Resident of This City, Passes Away--Funeral Here This Morning.

Wm. F. Kennefick, of Minneapolis, a stalwart both mentally and physically previous to his final illness, which covered a period of about one and one-half years, passed away at his home at 8 o'clock last Sunday evening. His death was from organic heart trouble, and the fatal termination had long been expected.

Mr. Kenefick was born at Ripon and was 57 years of age on the 8th of last September. His younger days were spent in that city and in Iowa and the Dakotas, he representing the Vaccuem Oil Co. as a traveling salesman for about fifteen years. After his marriage to Miss Ella Clifford, daughter of Mrs. W. J. Clifford of this city, which occurred Feb. 17, 1892, they lived at Rhinelander and Butternut for a few years, but have since lived at Minneapolis, where the now deceased gentleman had been engaged in the lumber business until failing health necessitated his retirement. Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Miss Lucile, three brothers and one sister, P. H. Kennefick of Minneapolis, a traveling salesman, John of Portland, also a salesman, E. R., a banker of Dell Rapids, S. D., and Mrs. Geo. Innes of Oklahoma City, Okla.

The body arrived here Tuesday afternoon accompanied by the widow and daughter, two brothers, P. H. and E. R., Mr. and Mrs. John Shannon of Winona, and Wm. Entzminger of Green Bay, a student at St. Thomas College, St. Paul, and was taken to the residence of Mrs. W. J. Clifford on Strongs avenue.

The funeral took place from St. Stephen's Catholic church at 10 o'clock this forenoon, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating, with interment in the parish cemetery. In addition to the relatives mentioned above who were present, are Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Entzminger and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Griffith of Green Bay. The pallbearers were M. Cassidy, Jas. Welch, Jas. B. Sullivan, J. J. Heffron, Geo. T. Wakefield and E. D. Glennon.


Agnes Hopkins Kiefer

Reprinted from the The Portage County Gazette, January 18, 2002, page 6. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Agnes M. Kiefer, 80, 2549 Blaine St., Stevens Point, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at St. Michael's Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen Catholic Church, with the Rev. Daniel Kozlowski officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be at the Shuda Funeral Chapel from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday until the services. The rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Kiefer was born Dec. 18, 1921, in Stevens Point, a daughter of the late Patrick H. and Mary (Klosowski) Hopkins Sr.

She was married to Leonard Kiefer at St. Mary Catholic Church in Custer. He died Dec. 29,1986.

She worked at Herrschners Inc. for 17 years until retiring in 1988.

Survivors include one daughter, Janice Sparhawk, Stevens Point; two sons, Ronald James (Doris Freund), Obeido, Fla., and Peter, Stevens Point; two sisters, Stella Gibbs, Waupaca, and Mary Koback, Stevens Point; one brother, Frank (Joann) Hopkins, Hughes Springs, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.


Wallace Kimball

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, August 24, 1933. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

OBITUARY

Wallace Kimball

Wallace Kimball, a former resident of Portage county died at his home at Crandon at 1:15 o'clock Monday afternoon after an illness of seven weeks. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kimball and was born at McDill on March 1, 1874. He was married to Miss Agnes Dusel on March 2, 1897, and they moved to Crandon in 1907.

Surviving are the widow, two daughters, Mrs. Harold Norman of Pelican Lake and Mrs. John Kelly of Milwaukee. There is one granddaughter, Isla Burnett, who is making her home with Mr. and Mrs. John McCabe of Lanark.

Funeral services were held at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church at Amherst. Rev. Benjamin Plopper of Shawano officiated, assisted by Rev. Charles E. Olson of Amherst.

During the services Mrs. Harry O'Donnel sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and Mrs. C. G. Peterson and Mrs. B. Harvey sang "The City Four Square" accompanied by Mrs. Harold Munchow at the organ.

Pallbearers were Otto, Louis, Ernest and John Dusel, James McCabe and Claude Precourt.

In charge of flowers were Mrs. Ripley Newby, Mrs. Perry Wentworth and Mrs. William Scribner.

Those who attended the funeral from out of town were Francis Shoemaker, Fred McCorkel and Mrs. Harry O'Donnel of Crandon; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kimball of Leona; George Dusel of Rhinelander; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Dusel of Manawa; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hoffmann of Clintonville; Mrs. Fred Bartlett and Mrs. William Brown and son, Myron, of Brokaw; Mrs. A. Cater of Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Richmond of Stevens Point; Mr. and Mrs. John Dusel and daughter, Kathleen, of Iron Ridge; Miss Jennie Wadinski of Concord, California; Louis Maloney, Thomas Riley of Stevens Point; Mrs. Kimball of Crandon and Mrs. Harold Norman of Pelican Lake.


Bridget Birmingham Kirby

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, April 5, 1912. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. THOS. KIRBY

Early Resident of This City Passes Away.

Mrs. Thomas Kirby died at her old home in Buena Vista on Tuesday afternoon, March 29, at three o'clock, her death being due to old age and other complications. She leaves to mourn her loss one grandson and two granddaughters. They are George Corrigan of Buena Vista, Mrs. F. R. Poust of Lanark and Mrs. O. E. Carpenter of Buena Vista, besides an aged husband, who was unable to attend the funeral. The deceased was a highly respected lady, who possessed a wide circle of friends.

Bridget Birmingham was born in the County Mayo, Ireland, in 1830, and was about 82 years old. In 1854 she was married to Thos. Kirby and located at Stevens Point for a time, later moving on a farm in Buena Vista, where they resided at the time of her death. There were born to them nine children, all of whom have gone before. Eleven great grandchildren are also left to mourn her loss.

The funeral took place at St. Patrick's church at Lanark, interment being made in the parish cemetery. Rev. J. E. Meagher conducted the services. The pallbearers were John Gray, Michael Tobin, Thos. Handley, Alfred Wanty, Edward and Michael Hopkins.

Thomas Kirby

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, April 25, 1914. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MET A SUDDEN DEATH

Thos. Kirby, an Early Resident of This Co., Falls down Elevator Shaft With Fatal Results.

Thos. Kirby, who for the past six months had made his home at St. Michael's hospital in this city, met with a fatal accident last Wednesday afternoon. Although aged and somewhat infirm he was able to be about at all times and made daily trips to the business part of the city. Wednesday his granddaughter, Mrs. F. R. Poust of Lanark, came here, telephoning the hospital of her arrival and asked to meet him down town after dinner, to which request he responded, joining her shortly after 1 o'clock. Then they transacted business and visited for a time, Mr. Kirby started to retrace his steps to the hospital a little past 3 o'clock, and was seen approaching the building by some of the Sisters, but instead of entering at the front or west entrance, he went to the rear.

The first intimation of this fact, however, was when a noise was heard as though someone had fallen to the basement, and an immediate investigation developed in finding the unconscious form of Mr. Kirby lying on the cement floor at the bottom of the elevator shaft. Upon entering the hospital, he had undoubtedly become confused, and instead of approaching a door leading to the short elevation above, had taken hold of the double doors that guarded the elevator and which also carried a sign of warning. These doors were locked, but were quickly sprung apart, when the unfortunate man stepped into the opening and fell with fatal results, a distance of about twelve feet. Mr. Kirby was carried to a room at once, medical attendance quickly summoned, but he did not regain consciousness and passed away in about fifteen minutes.

The deceased gentleman was a native of County Mayo, Ireland, was about 83 years of age, and had lived in this country most of his life, coming here when a young man. His home was in Indiana for several years, his coming to Stevens Point nearly half a century ago. For a time the family home was on the west side of the river, after which he purchased farming land in the town of Buena Vista, where his home had been for over forty-five years. His wife and other members of the family passing away a number of years ago, he had since lived with his grandson and granddaughters, Geo. Corrigan and Mrs. Oscar Carpenter of Buena Vista and Mrs. Poust of Lanark, but as said before, six months ago decided to come to Stevens Point and make his future abiding place at the hospital, the Sisters of which institution were greatly shocked at his sad and sudden death, as he was a model patient. He also leaves two nieces, Miss Jane Loftis of Lanark and Mrs. Jake Rimmel of Waupaca and eleven great grandchildren, besides six nephews, Mike Loftis of Buena Vista, John and Will Loftis of Lanark, and Martin, Thos. and Patrick Loftis of Minnesota. Mr. Kirby was a kindly old gentleman, a sincere, devout Christian and the hundreds who knew him throughout the county were likewise grieved.

The body was taken to the home of his grandson, Mr. Corrigan, on Thursday, the funeral taking place from St. Patrick's church in Lanark at 10 o'clock Friday morning, Rev. Jas. E. Meagher officiating, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.


Mary Esker Kluck

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, February 15, 1936. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mary Kluck

Mrs. Mary Kluck, a resident of the Town of Sharon for 70 years died this morning at 12:30 o'clock at the farm home of her son, August Kluck, Jr., with whom she had been living. She had been in ill health for the past 50 years, part of which time she was confined to bed. Her condition became serious two days before her death.

Mrs. Kluck was born in Poland on January 10, 1847. She came to this country at the age of 14, in 1861, with her parents, Peter and Anges Esker. The family located at Milwaukee where the daughter was married to August Kluck in July 1865. After their marriage the couple came to Portage county and settled on the farm now owned by the son, August, where Mrs. Kluck had lived since coming here 70 years ago. Mr. Kluck, who was a Civil war veteran, died in 1923.

Of the 13 children born to Mr. and Mrs. Kluck, 11 survive. They are Nick and Mrs. Martha Piechowski of Milwaukee, Frank, August and Mrs. Stacia Printz of Sharon, Joseph of Galloway, Mrs. Helen Wanserski, Mrs. Anna Graychowski and Mrs. Verona Somers of Manitowoc, Mrs. Mary Somers of Stockton and Mrs. Maggie Graychowski of Wausau. A son, Alex, died in 1923 and a son, Leo, passed away in 1924. She is also survived by 96 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Anna Zynda, died last December 29.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at Sacred Heart church at Polonia. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery. The body will be taken Sunday afternoon from the Prais funeral home to the August Kluck home in Sharon where it will remain until the time of the funeral.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal February 19, 1936. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Kluck, for many years a resident of the Town of Sharon, who died Saturday morning at the home of her son, August Kluck, Jr., were held Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at Sacred Heart church at Polonia. Rev. Max Kluck of Cassel, Marathon County, a grandson of Mrs. Kluck, officiated at a solemn requiem high mass assisted by Rev. Leo Jankowski as deacon and Rev. Hubert Woyak as subdeacon. Father Kluck conducted committal rites at the grave in the parish cemetery.

The pallbearers were Thomas Graykowski, August and William Printz, Stanley, Thomas and John Kluck, all grandsons.

Those from away who attended the funeral included Mrs. Joseph Graykowski and sons Wesley and Thomas, Verona Sobieski and Mrs. Helen von Senkey, all of Manitowoc; Mrs. Stanley Graykowski of Wausau, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Somers and Adolph and Bernice Somers of Plover; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kluck and Thomas and Gladys Kluck of Galloway.


Mary C. Hopkins Koback

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Wednesday, February 23, 2005. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mary C. Koback

Mary C. Koback, 85, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Wellington Place. She was under the care of Ministry Home Care - Hospice Services.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen Catholic Church. The Rev. John Potaczek will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until 9:40 a.m. Wednesday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Mary's name for Ministry Home Care - Hospice Services.

Mary was born Oct. 24, 1919, in the town of Lanark to the late Patrick and Mary (Klosowski) Hopkins. She graduated from Emerson High School and was married to Roman "Mac" Koback on Sept. 29, 1938, at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Rosholt. He died on Oct. 2, 1990. Mary worked as a cook for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for many years.

Survivors include two daughters, Lois Zynda of Texas and Sue (Mike) Wojtalewicz of Plover; two sons, Dennis "Buzz" (Bonnie) Koback of Stevens Point and Tim Koback of Winter; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Judy Koback; five brothers; and three sisters.

Mary's family would like to thank the staff of Wellington Place and the staff of Ministry Home Care - Hospice Services for taking wonderful care of her.


John Konopaski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, November 3, 1909. Contributed by Karla Leppen.

After an illness of about one year with general debility, the last week of which he was confined to his bed, John Konopaski passed away at his home, 1023 Briggs street, in this city, at 3 o'clock last Friday afternoon.

Mr. Konopaski was a native of Prussia-Poland and was 68 years of age on the 16 th of last February. He came to America when a young man, and after his marriage located upon land in the town of Hull, near Casimir, where he made his home for many years. About six years ago the family moved to the city and have since resided on Briggs street. The deceased was an honorable citizen, respected by all who knew him, and he is survived by his widow and seven children, August of Beaver, Wash., Alex of Hull, Frank, Victor, Leo and Mrs. Alex Boyer and Wm., of this city.

The funeral was held from St. Peter's church Tuesday morning, Rev. L. J. Pescinski officiating, with interment in the parish cemetery. St. Joseph's Benevolent Society, of which the deceased was a member, attended in a body.

Susan Czech Korda

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, January 21, 1939. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Susan Korda

Mrs. Anton Korda, 80, one of the early day residents of Stevens Point, died Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family home at 661 Prentice Street.   Mr. and Mrs. Korda, who were married nearly 64 years ago, were among the city's longest married couples.

Mrs. Korda became ill on December 23 and had been confined to bed since. Her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Swetalla, and a granddaughter, Mildred Durand, were with her at the time of her death.

A native of Germany, Mrs. Korda, who maiden name was Susan Czech, was born on September 20, 1858. She came to this country in 1875, the same time Mr. Korda came, and the couple were married a month later in New Jersey. They continued to live in New Jersey for two years and then came to Stevens Point in 1877, residing here continuously since.

Mr. Korda worked in logging camps and saw mills for a time and then entered the employ of the Wisconsin River Paper and Pulp Company.  Mr. Korda, who is now 90 years of age, was retired 10 years ago on pension after working for the paper company for 40 years.  He was a sizemaker.

The Kordas located at the present Prentice street address 56 years ago when the surrounding property was woods and the Indians inhabited the neighborhood. They were the parents of 10 children, nine of whom survive.

Surviving are her husband, the nine children, Paul, Frank and Leo Korda of Chicago, Mrs. Gussie Skibba of Buhl, Minn., Mrs. Joseph (Josephine) Swetalla of Amherst, Mrs. August (Antonette) Kirschling of Stockton, Mrs. Sam (Anna) Collier of Flint, Mich., Mrs. John (Genevieve) Kubjak of Oshkosh, and Mrs. May Durand at home; the granddaughter, Mildred Durand, who had also made her home with her grandparents; 42 other grandchildren, the oldest of whom is John Korda, 39, of Stevens Point; 26 great-grandchildren, the oldest 18 and the youngest two weeks; and two brothers, Mathias Czech, age 95, of Sharon, and Paul Czech, 75, residing on Union Street.  A son, John Korda, Sr., died in 1914.  Mrs. Korda was a member of the Rosary society of St. Peter's church.  Known as "Grandma" by all who knew her, her numerous friends included persons of every age.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Peter's church. The body is at the Prais funeral home and will be taken to the family home Sunday noon. The rosary will be said tonight at 7:30 o'clock at the funeral home and Sunday night at 7:30 o'clock at the Korda home.


Mary Kowalski

Reprinted from The Gazette, Tuesday, July 13, 1920, page 3

Mrs. Mary Kowalski

Mrs. Mary Kowalski, 318 North avenue, an aged resident of the city, died at 9 o’clock Friday evening at her home. Mrs. Kowalski had not been well for the past two years. Her death was caused by the infirmities attending her old age.

The deceased was born in German Poland 71 years ago and had resided in this city for the past 40 years. Her husband Frank Kowalski, formerly a local tailor, passed away several years ago. Surviving are five children: Mrs. George Rayski of Mill Creek; Mrs. William Sloginski, city; Mrs. John Shippy, city; Frank of Grand Forks, Minn, and Conrad of this city.

The funeral was held this morning from St. Peter’s church with burial in St. Peter’s cemetery.


Frances Eickendorf Krueger

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, February 20, 1987. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Frances F Krueger, 86, formerly of 718 Wisconsin Ave., Plover died this morning at the Portage County Home, where she had been a resident for 2 years. Services will be held at noon on Monday at St Bronislava's Catholic Church. The Rev. William Moeschler will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday at the Dzikoski/Pisarski Funeral home.

The St. Bronislava's Rosary Society, of which she was a member, will pray with the general rosary at 8 p.m.

Mrs. Krueger was born Dec 24, 1900 in the town of Hull, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Eickendorf. She attended local schools.

She was married to Bernard Krueger on June 12, 1928, at St. Stephan’s Church. They settled in Plover. He died one week ago today, Feb 13.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Glen (Beverly) Sterling Mrs. Oscar (Patricia) Hopp, and Mrs. Victor (Elaine) Heck, all of Plover, and Mrs. William (Betty) Dougherty, Oshkosh; three sons, Bernard G., Waterford, and William and Jerome, both of Plover; 28 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; two sisters; Mrs. Selma Adamczak, Plover and Mrs. Walter (Bernice) Ward, Arnott; and one brother, Walter Eickendorf, Plover.

She was preceded in death by four grandchildren, two sisters and three brothers.


Gregory James Krutza

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, December 5, 1932. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Child Dies

Gregory James Krutza, aged two, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Krutza of the town of Lanark, died at 9 o'clock Saturday evening in St. Michael's hospital. He became ill Wednesday and was removed to the hospital Friday night. He suffered an abscess of the throat.

The child was born on August 13, 1930. Besides his parents he leaves two brothers, Lloyd and Gaylord.

Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at St. Patrick's church at Lanark. The mass of the angels will be sung by the choir and conducted by Rev. DeLoyd Krembs. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.


Gertrude Corrigan Kuhrt

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, April 13, 2006. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Gertrude M. Kuhrt

Gertrude M. Kuhrt, 93, of Oshkosh passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 11, 2006.

She was born in the town of Buena Vista, daughter of the late George and Mary (Hopkins) Corrigan. She had a faithful and loving companion in her husband, Robert, whom she married on April 14, 1937. He preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1987.

Gertrude is survived by those who loved her so dearly: sons, Donald Kuhrt of Oshkosh and Charles (Carla) Kuhrt of Pickett; daughter, Lenore (Harold) Floistad of Amherst Junction; sisters, Mary Krause and Bernice Butler both of Amherst; grandchildren, Tracy (Wendy) Floistad, John Floistad, both of Amherst Junction, Connie (Harry) Dahms of Custer, Karen Schmidt of Appleton, Harold (Sherri) Floistad Jr. of Iola, Sarah (LeRoy) Rustad of Nelsonville, Angela (Jay) Stengel and Jenny (Joe) Sonnleitner, both of Oshkosh; 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 17, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in the town of Buena Vista (on Highway 54 between Plover and Waupaca), with the Rev. Dan Farley officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather at the church beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery.

A memorial has been established. Condolences may be given online at www.seefeldfuneral.com.


John Kuklinski

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

John Kuklinski passed away at his home near Polonia in Sharon Thursday September 20, after a long illness with general debility incident to age. He had been a resident of that town for many years and was a well known citizen. He leaves a mother, Mrs. Justina Kuklinski, and five sisters, Miss Mary Kuklinski of this city, Mrs. J. M. Kluck and Mrs. George Lukaszevig of Custer and Mrs. Jos. Prondzinski and Mrs. Paulina Biclawski of Polonia. He also leaves two daughters, Mrs. John Dawson and Mrs. George Luik of Custer. The funeral was held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the Sacred Heart church at Polonia.


Lucy Filtz Kuklinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, May 12, 1960. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Lucy Kuklinski

Mrs. Lucy Kuklinski, Wausau, a former resident of Portage County, died Wednesday in a Wausau hospital at the age of 76.

She was born in the town of Sharon October 31, 1883, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Filtz. Her husband Peter Kuklinski, died December 3, 1957.

Surviving are three sons, Theodore and Leo, Rosholt, and Michael, Mosinee; three daughters Mrs. Herbert Schroeder and Mrs. Steve Fisher, Wausau, and Mrs. Carl Grabkow, Route 1, Hatley; a brother, Peter Filtz, town of Bevent; 36 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:15 p.m. at the Helke funeral home, Wausau and burial will be in the Bible Student Cemetery, town of Bevent.


William C. Kusmaul

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

William C. Kusmaul passed away at his home at 218 Dixon street at 10:40 Wednesday, after an illness of twelve weeks with malarial fever and tropical dysentery. He had suffered intensely and had failed to an unusual degree. He was taken sick at Greenville, Mo., where he was employed in buying and inspecting timber and lumber to be used in the Wisconsin Central shops at Fond du Lac. For six weeks he remained at his post, hoping from day to day to see a change for the better but finally came home. While everything that could be suggested was done for him, there seemed to be nothing that could check the disease.

The deceased was born in Erie, Pa., on May 8, 1856, and remained there until he was about 20 years of age when the family removed to Plymouth. Later he went to Hewitt, where he was employed for many years by Mr. Taylor, a former well known business man of that village. For about 20 years he has been employed more or less continuously as a timber and tie inspector for the Central, removing to this city to make his headquarters four years ago.

Some 30 years ago he married Miss May Taylor, a daughter of his employer. She with five children survives him. The children are Mrs. Nellie Deahofe of Ledyard, Iowa, Will, Melvin, Lathrop and Elizabeth at home. He also leaves two sisters and three half brothers, Mrs. Melvin Collins of Eugedine, Mich., Mrs. John Swilling of Goddard, Pa., and Fred, Richard and Johh Bacher of Erie, Pa.

The deceased was a quiet, good-natured and agreeable man and made many friends. He was an indulgent husband and father and a faithful and trusted employee. During his last long illness his character and general qualities of manhood were put to a severe test but he bore all his suffering patiently and with fortitude.

Mrs. Deahofe arrived Wednesday. Miss Jessie Taylor, a teacher in the Minneapolis schools and a sister of Mrs. Kusmaul, arrived Tuesday morning, and other relatives are expected to attend the funeral.


Anthony Lally

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, October 11, 1922. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Anthony Lally

Anthony Lally, one of the oldest, if not the oldest, continuous resident of Portage county, died at St. Michael's hospital at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, following an illness with cancer which extended over a period of one year and four months. He underwent an operation last spring, but the ailment had become too deep-seated to warrant a cure.

He was confined to bed continuously for five weeks, retaining consciousness until almost the last moment. His brother, Martin Lally, had been with him much of the time for many months, returning here from Rhinelander Wednesday morning. He is the only surviving member of the family, which originally included three sons and a daughter.

Anthony Lally was a native of Ireland, born in County Mayo 80 years ago the 17th of last December. The family emigrated to America when he was a baby, locating in Illinois. The father died at Fulton some ten years after and shortly afterwards the family moved to Stevens Point, settling in the then densely wooded district at the east end of Clark street.

Some 50 years ago Mr. Lally married Miss Mary Morrissey and they moved to a tract of land about a half mile east of Custer station. Selling his property in 1913 Mr. and Mrs. Lally returned to Stevens Point, Mrs. Lally passing away four years later.

The widower lived at the Arlington House until taking up his abode at the hospital more than a year ago.

He kept thoroughly posted in current events and was also recognized as an authority on Irish history. Of a sociable disposition, he made friends easily and had the faculty of retaining their friendship.

The remains were taken to the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. William Leary, 1207 Clark street, Thursday afternoon and the funeral held from there to St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock Friday morning. Interment followed beside his wife in St. Stephen's cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, October 11, 1922:

Anthony Lally Laid Away

The funeral of Anthony Lally, pioneer resident of Portage county, was held from St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock Friday a.m., Rev. Jas. C. Hogan officiating. Many friends attended the church services and escorted the remains to their final resting place in St. Stephen's cemetery. Casket bearers were M. Cassidy, Jas. Welch, A. J. Cunneen, J. D. Leary, T. E. Cauley and A. Love.


Mary Morrissey Lally

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, September 22, 1917. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Anthony Lally

Mrs. Anthony Lally, aged 66 years died at the family home, 603 Briggs street, at 5:14 o'clock Friday afternoon. Death was caused by paralysis. Mrs. Lally was first afflicted with the disease on May 1, 1916. She suffered a second stroke in August of that year. She was confined to her bed since January 21, 1917, and since that time her condition grew steadily worse.

Mrs. Lally, whose maiden name was Mary Anna Morrissey, was born at Winchenden, Mass., January 1, 1871 (sic) and came to Wisconsin with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Morrissey, when she was a small girl. The family first located at Berlin, Wis., and resided in that vicinity for about 15 years. She was united in married to Anthony Lally at St. Stephen's Catholic church in this city on September 2, 1875. Shortly after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Lally moved to a farm near Custer village, where they resided until 1914. In June of that year they moved back to the city and has since lived at the home on Briggs street.

Surviving relatives include the husband, three sisters and one brother, as follows: Mrs. William Leary of this city, Mrs. John Meehan of Spokane, Wash.; Mrs. S. Gernon and John Morrissey of Neshkoro.

The funeral of Mrs. Anthony Lally was held from St. Stephen's Catholic church at 10 o'clock Monday morning, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating. Following the service at the church the remains were laid to rest in St. Stephen's cemetery. The pallbearers were J. O'Connor, N. Ossowski, John Leahy, Joseph Leonard, Michael Cassidy and James Welch.

Among those from out of the city who were here for the funeral are James O. Dineen of Amherst Junction, Stewart Lindsay of Plymouth, Martin Lally of Rhinelander, John Morrissey and family, Mrs. Simon Gernen and John Ragan and wife and son of Neshkoro, J. O'Connor of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. M. O'Keefe of Arnott, Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Leary, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Leary and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Leary of Custer, William Cauley and daughter Claire of Custer, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Welch of Ellis, Richard Doyle and family and Sylvester Reading of Stockton, Mrs. Peter Schleisman and Henry Schleisman of Ellis and Anthony Breitenstein of Stockton.


Patrick Lally

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, August 29, 1885. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Patrick Lally died in this city last Saturday morning, August 22d, age 38 years. The deceased, who had lived in this city ever since he was ten years of age, had been in poor health for about three years, though not regarded in immediate danger until a short time before his death. He was a man who was well liked by all his acquaintances. He served in the 17th Wisconsin, and after returning, until his health failed, worked in the woods and on the river. The immediate relatives who survive him are his mother, two brothers and one sister; Anthony, of Stockton, and Martin and Mrs. Geo. Elliott of this city. The funeral, which took place at St. Stephen's church on Monday, was largely attended.


Sabina Riley Lally

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, May 14, 1910, page 1. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Portage County Pioneer Sabina Lally

Mrs. Sabina Lally passed away at the home of her son, Anthony Lally, near Custer station in Stockton on Friday, after a decline which had prostrated her since last March. She had been living in critical condition for several days.

The deceased, whose maiden name was Sabina Reilly, was born in County Mayo, Ireland, on March 15, 1824 and was married in her native land to Michael Lally in 1839. They came to America in the spring of 1842, landing in Quebec, where they spent three or four years. Mr. Lally took up railway construction and followed new lines then being pushed towards the west, residing for short periods in Buffalo, New York, and at various points in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa. He had contracts for work on the Michigan Central when that line was being laid into Chicago in 1847. Mr. Lally passed away at Fulton, Illinois, on December 12, 1855.

In August of the following year Mrs. Lally and her family of little children arrived in Stevens Point and remained here until 1875, when she went to live with her son, Anthony, in Stockton, where she has made her home ever since.

She was the mother of five children, of whom only two survive, Anthony and Martin, the latter residing at Rhinelander. Mrs. Katherine Elliott and Patrick Lally passed away in this city in middle life, many years ago, and another son died in infancy. She was the sister of the late Mrs. Patrick Corrigan, Mrs. William Lennon, Bridget Reilly and Patrick Reilly, all former well-known residents of Stockton.

The deceased was a member of the Altar Society of St. Mary's Church and was a charter member of the Altar Society of St. Stephen's Church here, when it was organized many years ago.

Among the relatives and friends from a distance who will attend the funeral are Martin Lally and daughter, Miss Mae, of Rhinelander, and Miss Mary Lennon, a niece, who has been here since last March, assisting in the care of her aunt.

The funeral will be held from St. Mary's Church at Custer, Monday morning, Rev. G. A. Schemmer officiating. The interment will follow in St. Stephen's cemetery, here.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, May 21, 1910:

MRS. SABINA LALLY

Death of One of the Pioneers of the County at Custer.

Mrs. Sabina Lally passed away at the home of her son, Anthony Lally, near Custer station in Stockton at 12:30 Friday noon, after a decline, incident to age, which had prostrated her since last March. She had been in a critical condition for several days.

The deceased, whose maiden name was Sabina Reilly, was born in the County Mayo, Ireland, on Mar. 16, 1824, and was married in her native land to Michael Lally in 1839. The came to America in the spring of 1842 landing at Quebec, where they spent three or four years. Mr. Lally took up railway construction and followed new lines then being pushed toward the west, residing for short periods in Buffalo, N. Y., and at various points in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa. He had contracts for work on the Michigan Central when that line was being laid into Chicago in 1847. Mr. Lally passed away at Fulton, Ill., on Dec. 12, 1855. In August of the following year Mrs. Lally and her family of little children arrived in Stevens Point and remained here until 1875, when she went to live with her son, Anthony, in Stockton, where she has made her home ever since.

She was the mother of five children, of whom only two survive, Anthony and Martin, the latter residing at Rhinelander. Mrs. Katherine Elliot and Patrick Lally passed away in this city in middle life, many years ago, and another son died in infancy. She was a sister of the late Mrs. Patrick Corrigan, Mrs. Wm Lennon, Miss Bridget Reilly and Patrick Reilly, all former well known residents of the town of Stockton.

The deceased was a woman of gentle refined nature and was a most earnest and sympathetic Christian character. Being one of the last of the pioneers of her time she longed to be at rest with the friends gone before and to realize the joys of the higher life to which she had looked earnestly forward and conscientiously striven to attain through a long and useful life. Her absolute faith in the divine promises was beautiful in its simplicity.

The deceased was a member of the Altar society of St. Mary's church and was a charter member of the Altar society of St. Stephen's church here when organized many years ago.

Among the friends from a distance who will attend the funeral are Martin Lally and daughter, Miss Mae, of Rhinelander, who arrived this afternoon, also Miss Mary Lennon, a niece, from Rhinelander, who has been here assisting in the care of her aunt since last March.

The funeral of Mrs. Sabina Lally of Custer was held at St. Mary Catholic church at Custer Friday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. G. A. Shemmer, pastor, officiating. The interment was made in St. Stephen's cemetery of this city at 12:30. The pallbearers were Ray, Bert and Emmet Corrigan, William Cauley, jr., William and Walter Dineen, all grand nephews of the deceased.

Reprinted from The Gazette, Stevens Point, Portage Co., Wisconsin, May 18, 1910:

OVER FOUR SCORE YEARS

Mrs. Sabina Lally, of Stockton, Who Came Here in 1856, Was 86--Remains Brought to City for Burial.

After suffering for about three months with kidney and bowel trouble incident to old age, Mrs. Sabina Lally passed away at the home of her son, Anthony Lally, in the town of Stockton, at 12:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Being taken ill about the first of March, her condition was critical for some time, but thereafter she rallied and until about two weeks ago it was thot (sic) that she might fully recover and live for some time. A relapse, however, set in and the patient gradually failed to the end, which came peacefully at the hour above stated.

Sabina Riley was born at Doublough, County Mayo, Ireland, Mar. 16, 1824, and was therefore a little over 86 years of age. She was married to Michael Lally at Doughoma, in the same county, in 1840, when 16 years of age. In 1842 they came to this country, landing at Quebec, Ont., where they resided for about three years and then moved to the United States, where the husband followed railroad construction, and for a number of years they lived at various points in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, Mr. Lally passing away at Fulton, in the latter state, Dec. 12, 1855. In 1856 the widow and children came to Stevens Point and this county had been their home ever since, Mrs. Lally residing with her son Anthony in the town of Stockton since 1875. She was the mother of five children, Anthony, Patrick, Catherine, Martin and Dennis. Only two of these, Anthony and Martin, the latter of Rhinelander, survive. Patrick passed away many years ago after serving in the civil war; the daughter, Mrs. Catherine Elliott, followed several years later, and Dennis died in infancy. Mrs. Lally was the last of a large family, her parents both dying here in pioneer days, and the other members were Mrs. Wm. Lennon, Mrs. Patrick Corrigan, Mrs. (sic) Bridget Riley and Patrick Riley, all former residents of Stockton. As said before, Mrs. Lally came here with her family and other relatives in 1856, when Stevens Point was a mere hamlet, the entire business portion of the town being west of public square, with very few houses located elsewhere. The trip from Illinois was made in "prairie schooners," or covered wagons, and after their arrival here the occupants were obliged to camp out for several days and nights before better shelter could be obtained.

Mrs. Lally was a woman of rare intelligence, having received a good education in her native land, and delighted in reading good books and keeping posted on current events. She was kind and sympathetic, took pleasure in doing good, and was a sincere christian, a faithful member of the Catholic church, being a charter member of the Alter Society of St. Stephen's church in this city, and since removing to Custer had been a member of St. Mary's Alter Society. Her eldest child, Anthony, was born when she was about 18 years of age, they had always lived together, and to him she was ever his "Irish girl."

Funeral services were held at St. Mary's church, Custer, at 10 o'clock Monday morning, Rev. G. S. Schemmer officiating, and were very largely attended by old friends and neighbors, a number being present from this city and other parts of the county. Relatives in attendance from a distance were the son, Martin Lally and daughter, Miss Mae, of Rhinelander, and Mrs. Nellie Everson and daughter of Amherst, the former a niece of the deceased. The remains were brought to this city, followed by a long line of vehicles, arriving shortly after 12 o'clock, and interment took place beside those who had gone before in St. Stephen's cemetery. The pallbearers were Ray, Bert and Emmet Corrigan, Wm. Cauley, Jr., and Wm. and Walter Dineen, all grandnephews of the deceased.


Mary Balvak Landowski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, April 17, 1934. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mary Landowski

Mrs. Mary Landowski, who for the past seven years made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Peter Werowinski, at 138 Fourth avenue, and who died April 9, at the age of 78 years, left a large number of mourners beside her husband, Paul Landowski. She is survived by one son, Samuel Landowski, and four daughters, Mrs. Peter Werowinski, Mrs. J.J. Soik, Mrs. Theo. Marsolek, Mrs. Peter Seaveski, and one nephew, Valentine Blavat. She also leaves 38 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Boston funeral home.

Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Landowski and son Walter, and daughter, Hattie, of Buena Vista; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Seaveski and daughter, Ceciella, of Lanark; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Landowski and Mr. and Mrs. Christ Landowski of McDill; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Wanta of Polonia; Mrs. Theodore Marsolek and son, Paul, of Superior; Mrs. Joe Stoltz of Waupaca; Miss Emily Werowinski of Chicago; Miss Helen Konopacke of Ellis and Louis Dombrowski of Amherst Junction.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal April 14, 1934. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Funeral services for Mrs. Paul Landowski, a long-time resident of Portage county, who died at her home at 138 Fourth Avenue Monday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Boston Funeral home.  Martin Wierzchowski of West Allis officiated. During the services hymns were sung by Jacob Mansavage, Mrs. Anton Mansavage and Mrs. Emil Laszewski, accompanied by Mrs. William Ross. They sang "Nearer My God to Thee," "I Came to Jesus," "Savior They Dying Love" and "God Be with You Till We Meet Again." The body was placed in the receiving vault and burial will take place later in the spring in the Pines cemetery.

Those who came from away to attend the funeral included Mrs. Theodore Marsolek of Superior, Miss Werowinski, a granddaughter of Chicago, Mrs. Stoltz of Waupaca, Mrs. John Soik of the town of Stockton, Mrs. Peter Savik of the town of Lanark and Sam Landowski of the town of Buena Vista.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal April 9, 1934. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Paul Landowski, a resident of Portage county for more than 60 years, died at her home at 138 Fourth avenue at 2 o'clock this morning. She had been in poor health for the past year and five months but had not been confined to bed.

Mrs. Landowski, whose maiden name was Mary Blavak, was born in Germany on May 15, 1857. She came to this country 64 years ago with a cousin and located in Pennsylvania. Her marriage to Mr. Landowski took place in Pennsylvania 62 years ago and a year later the couple came to Portage county and located on a farm in the Town of Sharon. They came to Stevens Point seven years ago and Mrs. Landowski had lived here since.

Surviving are her husband, one son and four daughters, Sam Landowski in the town of Buena Vista, Mrs. Peter Werowinski, 138 Fourth Ave., Mrs. John Soik of the town of Stockton, Mrs. Theodore Marsolek of Superior and Mrs. Peter Savik of the town of Lanark. The body is at the Boston funeral home where it will be until the time of the funeral Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Jacob Mansavage will officiate and the body will be placed in the receiving vault. Burial will take place in the Pines cemetery later in the spring.

Rose Domka Landowski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, April 11, 1951. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Rose Landowski

Mrs. Rose Landowski, a former resident of Stevens Point and Polonia, died Tuesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Julia Koprowski, at Two Rivers. She was 81 years of age.

Mrs. Landowski was born Rose Domka in Poland on Aug. 26, 1869, and came to the United States in 1881, locating at Polonia. On Jan. 10, 1889, she was married to Albert Landowski at Polonia.  Mr. Landowski died April 5, 1920.  Since May, 1936, Mrs. Landowski had lived with her daughter at Two Rivers.

Surviving are four sons, Rev. John Landowski, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic church at Manitowoc, Victor A., Wisconsin Rapids, Albert and Stanislaus, Milwaukee; for daughters, Mrs. Koprowski, Mrs. Ann Cartledge, Mukwonago, Mrs. Elton Klover, West Allis, and Mrs. Michael Kondzalla, Beloit; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a brother, Leo Domka, Stevens Point.

Two children preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Two Rivers.  Burial will take place in a Two Rivers cemetery.

Reprinted from the Two Rivers Reporter, Wednesday, April 11, 1951.

LANDOWSKI

In failing health for the past year, Mrs. Rose Landowski, 81, mother of the Rev. John S. Landowski, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic church, Manitowoc, died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Peter Koprowski, 1524 22nd street, Two Rivers, with whom she made her home for a number of years.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday with a solemn requiem high mass in Sacred Heart church at Two Rivers. Father Landowski, the son, will be the celebrant while the Rev. Joseph Gabryszek, pastor of Sacred Heart church, will be the deacon. Subdeacon will be the Rev. Kevin of Green Bay, a relative of Mrs. Landowski.

There will also be two masses at the side altars celebrated by the two assistants of the Rev. Landowski of St. Mary's church, Manitowoc. They are the Revs. Edward Novakowski and Hubert Kaminski.

Friends may call at the Klein and Stangel, Inc. funeral home, Two Rivers, from 7 p.m. Wednesday to the hour of services. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Internment will be in Holy Cross cemetery, Two Rivers.

Mrs. Landowski, nee Rose Domka, was born in Poland in 1869, a daughter of the late John and Julia Domka. When she was 12, her father, a widower, came to this country, settling in Polonia, Portage county, Wis. She was married to Albert Landowski, also a native of Poland, at Polonia. In 1891 the family moved to Stevens Point where Mrs. Landowski resided until she moved to Two Rivers in 1936 to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Peter Koprowski. He husband preceded her in death in 1920.

Mrs. Landowski leaves three daughters, Mrs. Anna Cartledge of Mukwonago, Wis; Mrs. Elton Klover of West Allis, Mrs. Koprowski of Two Rivers and Mrs. Michael Kondzella of Beloit, and four sons, the Rev. Landowski of Manitowoc, Victor A., of Wisconsin Rapids, and Albert and Stanislaus of Milwaukee. She also leaved a brother, Leo Domka of Stevens Point, 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

She was a member of the Holy Rosary society of Sacred Heart church, Two Rivers.

Reprinted from the Two Rivers Reporter, Saturday, April 14, 1951. Contributed by Betty Martz.

LANDOWSKI FUNERAL

Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Landowski, mother of the Rev. John S. Landowski, pastor of St. Mary church of Manitowoc, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Peter Koprowski, 1524 22nd street, Two Rivers, Tuesday night, were held at 10 a.m. Friday with a solemn requiem high mass at Sacred Heart Catholic church, Two Rivers. Interment was in Holy Cross cemetery, Two Rivers.

Serving as pallbearers were John Mezera, Michael Kazar, Bernard Heidorf, Michael Milecki, Cyril Koprowski and Joseph F. Schroeder.


Alice Dineen Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, August 27, 1949. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Timothy H. Leary

Mrs. Timothy H. Leary, 521 Elk street, died Friday night at 8:25 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital. She had been a patient at the hospital since Friday of last week when she was removed there by ambulance after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage, and her condition was critical since then. Mrs. Leary had been in poor health for the past two years.

The former Nellie Dineen, she was born June 15, 1882, in the town of Buena Vista, a daughter of the late John and Catherine Dineen. She attended the Liberty Corners school, St. Stephen's parochial school and the Stevens Point Normal, then was a school teacher for seven years in Portage county schools. Her marriage to Mr. Leary took place at St. Mary's Catholic church at Custer on May 3, 1906. The couple resided on a farm at Custer until 1943 when they moved to Stevens Point.

Mrs. Leary served as deputy clerk of the circuit court while her brother, Charles Dineen, was clerk of court and following his death. She was active in church work at Custer for many years and served as president of the Tabernacle society of St. Mary's church. She was also active in the Study club and the Homemakers club at Custer. In Stevens Point, she was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic parish and its Altar society, and of Court Jerem No. 1031, Catholic Daughters of America.

Surviving are her husband, two brothers and one sister, Tom and Dan Dineen and Miss Cicely Dineen, all of Stevens Point. Mrs. Leary was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Ray Dineen.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's church and burial will take place in St. Mary's cemetery at Custer. The body is at the Crosby funeral home, where it may be viewed after 4 o'clock this afternoon. St. Cecelia's court No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, will say the rosary at 8 o'clock tonight. Court Jerem, Catholic Daughters, will say the rosary Sunday night at 8 o'clock when there will be a general rosary.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, August 30, 1949:

Funeral of Mrs. Leary

Funeral services for Mrs. Timothy H. Leary, 521 Elk street, who died last Friday night, were held Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church with Rev. John R. McGinley officiating at a requiem high mass. Burial took place in St. Mary's cemetery at Custer, where Rev. James Geyer conducted the service.

During the church services Miss Lucy Doyle sang "Heaven is My Home" and Mother Dear, O Pray for Me," accompanied by Miss Barbara Van Hecke.

The pallbearers were five nephews, John, Norman, Bernard, Myron and Connor Dineen, and Maurice Leary.

The following persons came from away for the funeral:

Mr. and Mrs. Simon Roseth and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leary of Mosinee; Mrs. John Schleis of Milwaukee; Miss Marie Feely of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dineen of Iola; Dr. N. P. Kelly and Mrs. Kelly of Shawano; Mr. and Mrs. Luman Precourt of Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Vaughan and son, Carroll, and Mrs. J. M. Solterman, of Montello, and Mrs. J. O. Schoegler and son, Tommy, of Washington, D. C.


Alice Stinson Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, November 4, 1953. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Alice Leary

A lifelong resident of Portage county and member of a well-known pioneer family here, Mrs. Alice Leary, 85, died at her home at 428 South Illinois avenue at 3:05 o'clock this morning. She had suffered poor health for the past year.

The former Alice Stinson was born July 5, 1868, in the town of Belmont, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Stinson. On Oct. 30, 1885, she was married to Moses P. Leary of Stevens Point at St. Stephen's Catholic church.

The couple resided at the South Illinois avenue address for the next 11 years, during which time he was employed by the Soo Line. They then moved to a farm in Belmont and remained there until Mr. Leary's death in June, 1927.

Mrs. Leary returned to their home in Stevens Point the following year and had resided there since.

Surviving are four sons, Myron J., San Francisco, Calif., Hugh, Lanark, Clarence, on the the home farm in Belmont, and Merle, 428 South Illinois avenue; five daughters, Mrs. Herbert Dean, Hartland, Mrs. Chauncey Bau, Milwaukee, Mrs. Byrdene Christopherson, East Troy, Mrs. Alice Coon and Miss Kathryn Leary, both at 428 South Illinois avenue; 35 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, John, Earl and Moses, Jr.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's church, with burial to be made in St. Patrick's cemetery in Lanark.

Friends may pay their respects to Mrs. Leary and the family at the Boston funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening. A general rosary is scheduled there at 8 o'clock Thursday evening.


Bernice C. Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, October 26, 1977. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Bernice Leary

Bernice Leary, 86, Town of Amherst, died Tuesday at River Pines Community Health Center, where she had been living since July.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. James' Catholic Church, Amherst. The Rev. Robert Pedretti will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at the Jungers Funeral Home, Amherst. The general rosary will be said at 8 p.m.

Miss Leary was born Oct. 12, 1891, in the Town of Stockton, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Leary. She moved to the Town of Amherst as a child and lived there the rest of her life. The past few years she had lived at the Frank Glodowski residence, Route 1, Amherst Junction.

She was a member of St. James' Church and its Altar Society.

Survivors include one brother, Ray, Cambria.

One sister and two brothers preceded her in death.


Charles Edward Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, November 21, 1955. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Charles E. Leary

Charles E. Leary, 510 Jefferson street, died suddenly at 10:45 this morning at his home.

Mr. Leary, formerly operator of a hardware store in Mosinee, retired several weeks ago and moved to Stevens Point.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Crosby funeral home.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, November 22, 1955, page 8.

Leary Rites Scheduled

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church fro Charles E. Leary, who died Monday morning at his home, 510 Jefferson street.

Mr. Leary had been ill for the past three months but his death was unexpected.

Born in the town of Stockton, he farmed there until 1937, when he moved to Mosinee.  He operated a hardware store there until retiring and moving to Stevens Point on Nov. 1.

He served as treasurer of the Mosinee Chamber of Commerce, was a member of St. Paul's Catholic church there, and was a member of the Wausau council of the Knights or Columbus.

Mr. Leary's marriage to the former Bessie Ward of the town of Stockton took place April 25, 1906.

He is survived by his wife; son, J. Ward Leary, 216 Lincoln avenue; two daughters, Mrs. Howard Risser, 600 College avenue, and Mrs. Robert Worden, St. Paul; three grandchildren; six sisters, Misses Nell and Margaret Leary, 404 Ellis street, Mrs. E. G. Yokers, Hamilton, O., Mrs. Kathryn Precourt and Mrs. J. J. Schleis, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Loretta Roseth, Mosinee.

Preceding him in death were four brothers, P. J., H. W., Stanley and R. J. Leary, and a sister, Mrs. A. Puariea.

Friends may call at the Crosby funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.  Wausau and Stevens Point Knights of Columbus will say the rosary at the funeral home Wednesday at 8 p.m., and a general rosary will be recited Thursday at 8.

Burial will take place in the spring in Forest cemetery.


Edward Cornelius Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, September 29, 1936. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Edward Cornelius Leary

Edward Cornelius Leary, 36, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Leary, 1203 Clark street, died at 7 o'clock Monday night at St. Mary's hospital at Milwaukee. He had been ill since Wednesday and his condition was serious since Saturday. Pneumonia was the cause of his death.

Mr. Leary was born on February 17, 1900, at Waukesha. He moved to Stevens Point with his parents 26 years ago, after having lived for several years at North Fond du Lac. He attended St. Stephen's school and worked as a switchman for the Soo Line for seven years. For the past few years he had made his home in Milwaukee.

He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

Surviving are a daughter, Constance Leary, of Stevens Point, his parents, three sisters, Mrs. Henry Hilson of Spencer, Mrs. Allan Cain of Little Chute and Mabel Leary of Milwaukee, and four brothers, Mose, Robert and Herbert at home and Bernard of Milwaukee.

The body will be brought to Stevens Point tonight on train No. 17 and will be at the Boston funeral home. The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning at St. Stephen's church. Burial will be in St. Stephen's cemetery.


Elizabeth Cauley Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, October 4, 1956. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Elizabeth Leary

Mrs. Elizabeth Leary, 70, of 123 Plover St. died Wednesday night at 7:15 at St. Michael's Hospital, where she had been a patient since last Wednesday. She had been in ill health for two months.

Mrs. Leary was a lifelong resident of the Custer area and Stevens Point. She was born in Stevens Point Nov. 27, 1885, a daughter of Mrs. Rose Cauley, now of Custer, and the late William Cauley. She taught in Portage County schools until her marriage Sept. 9, 1914 to Walter Leary.

The couple lived on a farm in the Town of Stockton until 1942, when they moved to Stevens Point. Mr. Leary died June 11, 1945.

Mrs. Leary is survived by her mother; three sisters, Miss Birdie Cauley, Custer, Mrs. John Tovey, 718 Main St., and Mrs. Nick Britz, 1810 Main St., and a brother, William Cauley, Custer. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Crosby Funeral Home after 7 this evening. A general rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m. Friday.

St. Cecilia's Court No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, will recite the rosary at the same time. Mrs. Leary's sister, Mrs. Britz, is a member of the court.


Elizabeth Duggan Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, January 17, 1958. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Leary Funeral Schedules

Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Stephen's Catholic Church for Mrs. Elizabeth C. Leary of 710 Jefferson St.

Burial will be in the spring in St. Mary's Cemetery in Custer.

Friends may call at the Crosby Funeral Home until the services. The general rosary will be said at 8 o'clock tonight.

St. Cecilia's Court No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, will say prayers at the same time as the general rosary. Her daughter is a member of the court.

Mrs. Leary died Thursday in St. Michael's Hospital.

The former Elizabeth Duggan was born in the Town of Hull, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Duggan.

she attended St. Stephen's School and Stevens Point Normal School. she taught in rural county schools afterward.

Her marriage to Emmet Leary of Custer took place Nov. 9, 1911, at St. Stephen's. They lived on a farm in the Town of Stockton, near Custer, until his death Feb. 29, 1940.

She came to Stevens Point and had lived at her present home since 1942.

Mrs. Leary was a member of the Altar Society at St. Stephen's.

She was the last surviving member of her generation of her family. she was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Katherine) Waycke, Grand Rapids, Mich., and two grandchildren.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, January 21, 1958:

Mrs. Leary's Funeral

Funeral services were held last Saturday morning in St. Stephen's Catholic Church for Mrs. Elizabeth C. Leary of 710 Jefferson St. The Rev. John R. McGinley officiated.

Burial will be made later in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Leary died last Thursday in St. Michael's Hospital.

The pallbearers were Thomas Dineen, Ben Welch, John Leary, William Diver, Gregory Simonis and Joseph Schmauss.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Waycke, Mrs. Leary's son-in-law and daughter, and their family, attended the funeral from Grand Rapids. Others attended from Stevens Point and the vicinity.

During the services, Miss Lucy Doyle sang hymns. Miss Barbara Van Hecke was her accompanist.


Hanorah Dineen Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, September 16, 1938. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. HANORAH LEARY

Mrs. Hanorah Leary, a pioneer Portage county resident, who was nearing her 90th birthday anniversary, died Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at her home at 528 Strongs avenue. She became ill in April when she was confined to bed for two weeks. Her condition then improved and she was able to be up and about until Labor day. At that time her condition became critical and remained so until her death.

Mrs. Leary was born on September 27, 1848, at Prescott, Canada. Her maiden name was Hanorah Dineen. She came to the states at the age of six years with her parents and located in the town of Stockton. Her marriage to John E. Leary of Stockton took place on April 16, 1874 at St. Stephen's church in Stevens Point. The couple continued to live in Stockton where Mr. Leary died on March 6, 1908. Mrs. Leary moved to Stevens Point 25 years ago and had lived here since.

The mother of 12 children, Mrs. Leary is survived by 10. They are T. J. Leary and Henry Leary of Arnott, Charles Leary of Mosinee, R. J. Leary of Marmarth, North Dakota, Mrs. E. G. Yokers of Hamilton, Ohio, Mrs. G. Precourt of Milwaukee, Mrs. S. Roseth of Mosinee, and Mrs. J. J. Schleis and Misses Margaret and Nell Leary of Stevens Point. A daughter, Mrs. A. Puariea, died in 1909, leaving three children, J. Maurice of Milwaukee and Marguerite and Marion at the family home on Strongs avenue. Mrs. Leary was the last surviving member of a family of four children. Two brothers, John and James Dineen, and a sister, Mrs. James Corrigan, preceded her in death.

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 church. Burial will be in the family lot in St. Mary's cemetery at Custer. The body is at the Crosby funeral home where the rosary will be said Sunday night at 8 o'clock.


Henry Walter Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, September 20, 1952. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Leary Services Monday

Funeral services for Henry W. Leary, 68, of 221 Madison street, will be conducted at 10 o'clock Monday morning at St. Stephen's Catholic church. Burial will be made in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Crosby funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening, with a general rosary scheduled there at 8 o'clock Sunday evening.

Mr. Leary died at his home Friday morning at 11 o'clock, only a few hours after he became suddenly ill. He had suffered ill health for the past four years.

He was born in the town of Stockton on July 9, 1884, a son of the late John and Hanora Dineen Leary. He remained on the family homestead until his retirement from farming in 1943, when he took up residence at the Madison street address.

On Feb. 14, 1912, he was married to the former Margaret Dierick of Stevens Point at St. Stephen's church.

Surviving are the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Jack Weller, 1006 South Division street; three grandchildren; six sisters, Misses Margaret and Nell Leary, 404 Ellis street, Mrs. E. G. Yokers, Hamilton, Ohio, Mrs. Katherine Precourt and Mrs. J. J. Schleis of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Sy Roseth of Mosinee, and two brothers, Charles Leary, Mosinee, and Raymond Leary of Marmarth, N. D.

A sister, Mrs. Alfred Puariea, and two brothers, T. J. and Stanley Leary, preceded him in death.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, September 23, 1952:

Funeral of Mr. Leary

Rev. John R. McGinley officiated at funeral services Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church for Henry W. Leary, 68, of 221 Madison street. Burial followed in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Leary died at his residence last Friday morning.

The pallbearers, all nephews, were Leonard Leary, George Leary, Gregory Leary, Ward Leary, James Roseth and John Roseth.

Those who came from out-of-town for the services were Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Leary of Marmarth, N. D., G. J. Leary, Harlowton, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Yokers and Dorothy, Hamilton, Ohio.

Mrs. Katherine Precourt, Mrs. J. J. Schleis, Mrs. V. Bertsche, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Puariea and family and Miss Margaret Dineen of Milwaukee; Mrs. John Ernser and Mr. and Mrs. Brennan of Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dineen, Iola.

Mr. and Mrs. George Leary and Mr. and Mrs. Luman Precourt of Appleton; Leonard Leary, Rice Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leary and Mr. and Mrs. S. Roseth of Mosinee.

James Roseth, Black River Falls; Miss Marie Feely, Marshfield; Miss Daisy Felch, Amherst, and Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Jacobs and Mrs. Frank Dernbach of Almond.


Jane Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, May 26, 1958. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Jane Margaret (Jennie) Leary

After a long illness, Miss Jane Margaret (Jennie) Leary, 72, died at 9:20 a.m. Sunday at her home, 1207 Clark St.

She had been in ill health for the past four years and had been confined to bed since January.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic Church and burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery at Custer.

Friends may call after 7 o'clock this evening at the Crosby Funeral Home. St. Cecelia's Court No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, will say the rosary tonight at 8, and a general rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Members of the court will also attend the funeral in a group.

Miss Leary, born at Custer on Nov. 6, 1885, was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Leary.

After attending the Stevens point High School and the Normal School here, she taught for two years. She was then employed for a number of years by the Carley Coal Co.

Miss Leary was a member of the Altar Society of St. Stephen's Church and of St. Cecilia Court, WCOF. She was a past chief ranger of the court.

Surviving are one sister, Miss Grace Leary, also of 1207 Clark St., and a niece, Mrs. Edward Woycke, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Preceding her in death were three brothers, Emmet, Walter and Timothy.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, May 29, 1958:

Miss Leary's Funeral

Service for Miss Jane (Jennie) Leary of 1207 Clark St. were held Wednesday morning in St. Stephen's Catholic Church.

The Rev. John R. McGinley officiated at the church rites, with the Rev. Emil Hodnik officiating at graveside in St. Mary's Cemetery in Custer.

Miss Leary died last Sunday at her home.

The pallbearers were Edward G. Duggan, W. D. Rausch, Peter S. Meronek, Arthur Bandow, Lawrence Formella and J. G. Woitkovich.

Attending the funeral from away were Mrs. Edward Woycke, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mrs. J. Schleis, Milwaukee; Mrs. Sy Roseth, Mosinee; Miss Jean Houseman, Waupaca, and others from this vicinity.


John E. Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, March 11, 1908. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

GOOD, TRUE CITIZEN GONE

John E. Leary, a Resident of Stockton Since Early Boyhood, Called to His Eternal Rest.

John E. Leary, one of the best known residents of Portage county, died at his home in the town of Stockton, near Arnott, at four o'clock on Friday last. Although it was well known that Mr. Leary's health had been poor at times for the last several years, nevertheless the news of his death came as a shock to his many friends throughout the county. Four years ago last April Mr. Leary was first taken sick with stomach trouble, at which time he went to Oshkosh, where he submitted to an operation, after which he seemed to regain his former good health. Later, however, his ailment reappeared at intervals, and the first week of last January he was taken seriously ill again, and although his family and friends entertained the strongest hope of his recovery, death came to his relief at the time above stated, the end being in keeping with his whole life--peaceful and without a struggle.

John E. Leary was born at Troopstown, Ontario, Dec. 2, 1846, and came to Wisconsin with his parents in June, 1855, when they settled on a farm in the town of Stockton, which town had been his home ever since. Through industry and good management, he became the possessor of 340 acres of the best farming land in that town, but of late years had given a farm to each of his three married sons. On April 16, 1874, he was married to Miss Hanorah Dineen, and to them were born five sons and seven daughters, one of whom, Stanley, aged 9 years, preceded his father to the world beyond. Those who survive are Mrs. Fred Puariea, of the town of Plover; Timothy J., Chas. and Raymond J., prosperous young farmers of the town of Stockton; Maggie, Nellie, Henry, Lizzie, Katie, Cecelia and Loretta, who are still at home. Besides his wife and children he also leaves two brothers, Moses Leary, of Stockton, and James E. Leary, of Libby, Mont.

Mr. Leary was truly one of our best citizens, a true christian, a kind husband and indulgent father, one who it was always a pleasure to meet, being the possessor of an ever ready wit, a happy smile, a hearty greeting and a kind word for all. His death is not only mourned by members of his family, but the entire community as well. The world is richer and better for his having lived.

The funeral, which was largely attended, many going out from this city to pay their last respects to the dead, took place on Monday morning at 11 o'clock from St. Mary's Catholic church at Custer, Rev. W. J. Rice, of this city, officiating, with interment in the parish cemetery. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The pallbearers were Ed. Leary, Emmet Leary, Ray Dineen, Chas. Dineen, Henry Dineen and Ernest Corrigan, all nephews of the deceased.

Reprinted in the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, March 7, 1908 and also in the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, March 14, 1908:

JOHN E. LEARY

Prominent Farmer of Stockton Passes Away Suddenly.

John E. Leary passed away very suddenly Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock at his home two miles south of Arnott after a long period of ill health resulting from stomach trouble. He has been in an especially serious condition for four weeks and his death was not unexpected.

The deceased was born in the province of Quebec, Canada, on Dec. 4, 1846, being 61 years of age. He came to this county with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Leary, when he was eight years of age and has remained a resident of Stockton ever since. For 34 years he had resided on the present homestead. He was a man of broad sympathy and noble character and was not only widely but very favorably known throughout the southern part of the county.

In his young manhood Mrs. Leary married Miss Honora Dineen, who with eleven children survives him. The children are Mrs. Fred Puariea of Plover, T. J. Leary, Margaret, Charles, Ray, Nellie, Henry, Lizzie, Katie, Cecil and Loretta. One other child, Stanley, died some years ago aged nine years. All the children except Mrs. Puariea live at home or on neighboring farms. He is also survived by two brothers, Moses Leary of Custer and James Leary of Libby, Mont.

The funeral was held Monday at 11 a.m. from St. Mary's church at Custer, Rev. W. J. Rice of this city officiating.


Joseph D. Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, September 27, 1962. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Joseph Leary

Joseph Leary of Gary, Ind., who lived in the Amherst area most of his life, died this morning at Mercy Hospital in Gary.

Sixty years old, he had been ill since January.

Mr. Leary was born at Amherst Dec. 18, 1901, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Leary. He lived in the Amherst area, where he farmed, until moving to Indiana about 15 years ago. He was a construction worker in Gary.

He is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis Kobach of Amherst Junction; two brothers, Raymond Leary, Cambria, and Earl Leary, Merrill, and a sister Miss Bernice Leary, Amherst.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but services have been tentatively scheduled for Saturday morning at St. James' Catholic Church, Amherst.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, September 28, 1962:

Leary Funeral Scheduled

Services for Joseph Leary of Gary, Ind., an Amherst resident most of his life, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. James' Catholic Church at Amherst.

The Rev. Alfred Hemmersbach will officiate, with burial to follow in Guardian Angel Cemetery here.

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

Mr. Leary died Thursday in a Gary hospital.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, October 2, 1962:

Mr. Leary's Funeral

The Rev. Alfred Hemmersbach conducted funeral services Saturday morning at St. James' Catholic Church, Amherst, for Joseph Leary, Gary, Ind., a former resident of the Amherst area who died Thursday.

Burial took place in Guardian Angel Cemetery, Stevens Point.

Pallbearers were Art Mulligan, James Mulligan, James Burns, William Burns, Raymond Rock and John Leary.

Relatives and friends attended from Gary, Ind., Cambria, Merrill, Chicago, Milwaukee and nearby communities.


Katherine L. Morrissey Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, April 3, 1939. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Katherine Lucy Leary

Mrs. Katherine Lucy Leary, 85, member of a well known town of Stockton family and a resident of Portage county more than 60 years, died Saturday evening at 7:20 o'clock at her home at 1207 Clark street. She had been in ill health for six years and was confined to bed for the past two months.

Mrs. Leary was born at Whenchenden, Massachusetts, on April 8, 1854, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Morrisey. When she was 11 years old she moved with her parents to Spring Lake, Waushara county, where she attended school. Later she taught school in Waushara and Portage counties until her marriage on January 1, 1879, to William Leary, a prominent town of Stockton farmer. They resided at the present farm home of her son, Walter Leary, near Custer until the death of Mr. Leary in June, 1906. Since that time Mrs. Leary had lived at the present address.

Surviving are three sons, Timothy, Emmett and Walter Leary of Custer, two daughters, Jane and Grace Leary at home, a granddaughter, Katherine A. Leary, daughter of Emmett, a sister, Mrs. Anna Meehan of Spokane, Washington, and a brother, J. C. Morrisey of Burbank, California.

Mrs. Leary was a member of the Altar society of St. Stephen's church.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's church. Burial will follow in the family lot in St. Mary's cemetery at Custer. The body is at the Crosby funeral home where the rosary will be said tonight at 8 o'clock.


Kathryn Gross Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, October 2, 1973. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Raymond Leary

Mrs. Raymond Leary, 90, Marmarth, N. D., died Monday evening at Fallon Covaty Memorial Hospital, Baker, Mont., after a long illness.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Stevens Point. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Visitation will be held after 4 p.m. Thursday at the Crosby Funeral Home, where a general rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m.

The former Kate Gross was born. Jan. 10, 1883, in Amherst, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gross. She lived on a farm near Arnott until 1910, when she moved to Bowman, N. D. She married Raymond Leary.

Mrs. Leary's husband operated a Standard Oil bulk station in Bowman until moving to Marmarth in 1913. He and two sons, one an infant, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Leary was employed as a post office clerk in Marmarth, retiring in 1955.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Raymond Hadley, Marmarth; two sons, Harold Leary, Mobridge, S. D., and Eugene, N. D., 14 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Leary was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Marmarth, and was a member of that parish's altar society.


Margaret Doyle Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, December 10, 1975. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Hugh (Margaret Doyle) Leary

Mrs. Hugh Leary, the former Margaret Doyle, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Nursing Home, West Allis, where she had been living for about 1 1/2 years. She was 82.

Mrs. Leary was a former Portage County resident, and she has relatives in the Stevens Point area.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, West Allis. Burial will be in St. Thomas' Cemetery, Waterford.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at the Schaff Funeral Home, 5920 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis. A general rosary will be said at 8 p.m.

Born Oct. 16, 1893, in the Town of Stockton, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Doyle. She married Hugh Leary on June 21, 1921, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Custer.

The couple farmed in the Town of Lanark until 1950 when the family moved to West Allis.

Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Alice Marie) Augustine, Melrose Park, Ill., Mrs. Gordon (Jean Ellen) Miller, Route 1, Stevens Point, Mrs. Wally (Lucille) Schultz, Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Mrs. Al (Donna Mae) Charnesky, Broadview, Ill.; eight sons, David, Richard, Francis and Frederick, all of West Allis, Hugh, Brookfield, Raphael, Wind Lake, Norman, Milwaukee and Leonard, Wild Rose; three sisters, Lucy Doyle, 1908 Plover St., Mrs. Gertrude Steffanus, 2041 McCulloch St., and Mrs. Catherine Pawelski, Racine; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Three brothers, five sisters and a grandson preceded her in death.


Margaret Geraughty Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, June 19, 1924. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Margaret Leary

Mrs. Margaret Leary, one of Portage Count's oldest continuous residents, died at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening at her home in the town of Stockton. Hear death was caused by pleurisy and followed a week's illness.

Mrs. Leary, who was 80 years of age, was bon in County Clare, Ireland, the date of her birth being January 1, 1844. Her maiden name was Margaret Geraughty and when she was six years old the family emigrated to this country, locating at Wilkes-Barre, Pa. After a four years' residence there they came to Stevens Point. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Geraughty, pioneers of this city.

Margaret Geraughty attended the old White school here and later taught in rural schools of this vicinity, up to the time of her marriage to Moses Leary of Stockton, which took place on April 6, 1863. They established their residence in Stockton, where she had since been a continuous resident. Mr. Leary passed away five years ago. Mrs. Leary's residence in Stevens Point and Portage county covered a span of 70 years.

The deceased leaves two sons and four daughters, as follows: John C. Leary, Stevens Point; Edward P. Leary, Stockton, who lived at the old home; Mrs. E. Potter, Merrill; Mrs. James Tovey, Stockton; Mrs. Peter Jacobs, Arnott and Miss Nellie Leary, who lived with her mother. She also is survived by two brothers, Captain Patrick Geraughty of Leavenworth, Kas., and Edward Geraughty of Kansas Ci8ty, Mo., and by 17 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 o'clock at St. Mary's church at Custer, Rev. Victor Kaudy officiating, with burial following in the parish cemetery.


Mary Grace Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Thursday, October 28, 1976.  Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

M. Grace Leary

M. Grace Leary, 84, 2209 Clark St., died Wednesday evening at St. Michael's Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. The Rev. Leon Powell will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Custer.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at the Boston Funeral Home. The general rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m.

Miss Leary was born June 2, 1892, in Custer, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Leary. She grew up in Custer and attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, majoring in business. She began working at the Wisconsin Public Service Corp. while in school and continued there after completing school until retiring in 1965. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and St. Ann's Rosary Society.

Survivors include a niece, Catherine Woycke, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Three brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

Moses Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, September 15, 1919. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

COUNTY PIONEER CALLED BY DEATH

Moses Leary, Who Came to Town of Stockton in 1853, Succumbs at Old Home on Sunday Afternoon

WAS TOWN CHAIRMAN 12 YEARS

Also Served as Town Treasurer and was One of Well Known Residents of County

Moses Leary, one of Portage county's early pioneers and a man well and favorably known throughout the county, died at his home, a quarter of a mile south of Custer station, in the town of Stockton, at 5:50 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Death was due to the infirmities of old age, the immediate cause being hardening of the arteries. He had been ill for a period of a year or more.

WAS NATIVE OF CANADA

Mr. Leary was a native of Prescott, Canada, where he was born April 18, 1841. He came to the United States in June, 1855, and directly to Portage county, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Leary, taking up their residence in the town of Stockton. The original Leary home was one-half mile north of Custer station, where Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Leary spent the remainder of their lives and where Moses Leary resided until his marriage on April 6, 1863, to Miss Margaret Geraughty of Stevens Point. After his marriage Mr. Leary acquired the farm on which he died.

OLDEST OF SEVEN SONS

Mr. Leary was the eldest of seven sons of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Leary, only one of whom, James E. Leary of Libby, Mont., now survives. Moses took a leading part in the affairs of his home town and the county. For twelve years he was chairman of the town of Stockton and for several years town treasurer.

SURVIVING RELATIVES

The surviving relatives include the widow and seven children. The children are: Mrs. E. Potter, Merrill; Mrs. James Tovey, Stockton, John C. Leary, Stevens Point; Mrs. Peter Jacobs, Arnott; Miss Nellie Leary and Edward P. Leary, at home, and William J. Leary, San Francisco, San Mateo Co., Calif. William J. Leary has been in poor health for several years and will be unable to be here for the funeral.

FUNERAL TUESDAY

The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's Catholic church at Custer, Rev. J. A. Bartelme officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.


Moses P. Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Friday, June 10, 1927. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MOSES LEARY DIES
PIONEER OF BELMONT

A native of Portage county and one of its most prominent farmers passed from life at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon when Moses P. Leary expired at his home in the town of Belmont, where he had lived for the past 33 years.

Mr. Leary's physical troubles were caused by heart weakness and hardening of the arteries and extended over a period of nearly two years. A year ago last winter he was a patient at St. Michael's hospital in this city, remaining there three months, during nearly all of which time he was under the special care of his daughter, Miss Kathryn Leary, a trained nurse.

He improved considerably during his stay here and was able to direct the operation of his farm most of last season. His condition again became aggravated a couple of months ago, since which time he had been confined to bed.

Mr. Leary was born in the town of Stockton 63 years ago the 27th of last November. He grew to young manhood in that township and on October 31, 1885, was married to Miss Alice Stinson. The young couple made their home in Stevens Point for the next several years and then moved to Belmont.

They have a large family of sons and daughters, whose names and present addresses are as follows: Myron, Oakland, Calif.; John, at home; Hugh, Belmont; Earl, Buena Vista; Moses, Milwaukee; Clarence and Merle, at home; Kathryn, Madison; Loretta, Genevieve, Byrdene and Alice, at home.

Brothers and sisters of the deceased are Nick Leary of Leavenworth, Wash.; W. J. Leary, Amherst; Mrs. Rose Mulligan, Chicago; Mrs. Margaret Hartman, Stevens Point.

The funeral will be held from St. Patrick's church, Lanark, at 10 o'clock next Monday morning, with interment in the parish cemetery.


Nell E. Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, November, 19, 1974. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Nell E. Leary

Nell E. Leary, 92, died Monday afternoon at the Portage County Home, where she had been for more than 2 1/2 years. She had previously resided at 1425 Rogers Street

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. The Rev. Thomas E. Mullen will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Boston Funeral Home. Court Jerem No. 1031, Catholic Daughters of America, of which she was a member, will pray with the general rosary at 7 p.m. A memorial has been established in her name.

Miss Leary was born Feb. 14, 1882, in the Town of Stockton, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Leary. She was a saleswoman in Stevens Point for many years, and had lived with a niece, Miss Marguerite Puariea, at the Rogers Street address.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. G. M. (Katherine) Precourt and Mrs. J. J. Cecilia Schleis, both of Milwaukee.

Five brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.


Nellie Dineen Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, August 27, 1949. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Timothy H. Leary

Mrs. Timothy H. Leary, 521 Elk street, died Friday night at 8:25 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital. She had been a patient at the hospital since Friday of last week when she was removed there by ambulance after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage, and her condition was critical since then. Mrs. Leary had been in poor health for the past two years.

The former Nellie Dineen, she was born June 15, 1882, in the town of Buena Vista, a daughter of the late John and Catherine Dineen. She attended the Liberty Corners school, St. Stephen's parochial school and the Stevens Point Normal, then was a school teacher for seven years in Portage county schools. Her marriage to Mr. Leary took place at St. Mary's Catholic church at Custer on May 3, 1906. The couple resided on a farm at Custer until 1943 when they moved to Stevens Point.

Mrs. Leary served as deputy clerk of the circuit court while her brother, Charles Dineen, was clerk of court and following his death. She was active in church work at Custer for many years and served as president of the Tabernacle society of St. Mary's church. She was also active in the Study club and the Homemakers club at Custer. In Stevens Point, she was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic parish and its Altar society, and of Court Jerem No. 1031, Catholic Daughters of America.

Surviving are her husband, two brothers and one sister, Tom and Dan Dineen and Miss Cicely Dineen, all of Stevens Point. Mrs. Leary was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Ray Dineen.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's church and burial will take place in St. Mary's cemetery at Custer. The body is at the Crosby funeral home, where it may be viewed after 4 o'clock this afternoon. St. Cecelia's court No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, will say the rosary at 8 o'clock tonight. Court Jerem, Catholic Daughters, will say the rosary Sunday night at 8 o'clock when there will be a general rosary.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, August 30, 1949:

Funeral of Mrs. Leary

Funeral services for Mrs. Timothy H. Leary, 521 Elk street, who died last Friday night, were held Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church with Rev. John R. McGinley officiating at a requiem high mass. Burial took place in St. Mary's cemetery at Custer, where Rev. James Geyer conducted the service.

During the church services Miss Lucy Doyle sang "Heaven is My Home" and Mother Dear, O Pray for Me," accompanied by Miss Barbara Van Hecke.

The pallbearers were five nephews, John, Norman, Bernard, Myron and Connor Dineen, and Maurice Leary.

The following persons came from away for the funeral:

Mr. and Mrs. Simon Roseth and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leary of Mosinee; Mrs. John Schleis of Milwaukee; Miss Marie Feely of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dineen of Iola; Dr. N. P. Kelly and Mrs. Kelly of Shawano; Mr. and Mrs. Luman Precourt of Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Vaughan and son, Carroll, and Mrs. J. M. Solterman, of Montello, and Mrs. J. O. Schoegler and son, Tommy, of Washington, D. C.


Nellie F. Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, May 25, 1939. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Miss Nellie Leary

Miss Nellie Leary, 64, a member of an early day town of Stockton family, died Wednesday night at 11:30 o'clock at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jacobs, at Arnott. She had been in ill health for the past five weeks during which time she was at the Jacobs home.

Miss Leary was born on May 13, 1875, at the farm home of her parents near Custer. She had lived her entire life at the home of her parents, the late Moses and Margaret Leary, prominent pioneers of Portage county.

Surviving are two brothers, John C. Leary, 1203 Clark street, and Edward Leary of Custer, and the one sister, Mrs. Jacobs. She was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Mary's church at Custer and burial will follow in the family lot in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Boston funeral home where the rosary will be said Friday and Sunday evenings at 8:15 o'clock. Friends are requested by the family to omit flowers.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, May 31, 1939:

Funeral of Miss Leary

Funeral services for Miss Nellie Leary of the town of Stockton, who died Wednesday night at the home of her sister, Mrs. Peter Jacobs of Arnott, were held Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Mary's church at Custer. Rev. Henry Schueller officiated and burial took place in the family lot in the parish cemetery.

The pallbearers, nephews of Miss Leary, were Robert, James, Mose, William, Norman and Robert Leary.

Those from away who attended the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Lucas Moll of Wausau; Mrs. S. Roseth and Charles Leary of Mosinee; Mr. and Mrs. F. Dernbach of Buena Vista; Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Cain of Little Chute; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Maloney, Mrs. Ellen Heffron, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Smith, Mrs. John Schlice and daughter, Misses Jennie and Grace Leary, Misses Margaret and Nellie Leary, Miss Mary Duggan, Mrs. Nick Britz and Mr. and Mrs. John C. Leary and family of Stevens Point.


Raymond J. Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, April 1, 1955. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Raymond J. Leary

Funeral services for Raymond J. Leary, 75, former resident of this area, will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic church.

Mr. Leary died Tuesday at a hospital in Miles City, Mont.

The body will be at the Crosby funeral home, where friends may call after 7 o'clock tonight. A general rosary will be said at the funeral home at 8 this evening.

Following services Saturday, burial will take place in St. Mary's cemetery, Custer.

Mr. Leary was born in the town of Stockton, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Leary. His marriage to the former Kate Gross took place Nov. 26, 1902, and the couple lived in Stevens Point until moving to Bowman, N. D., in 1910. In 1913, they moved to Marmarth, N. D. where they lived until Mr. Leary suffered a stroke in October, 1953. Since then, he had been hospitalized in Miles City.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ray Hadley, Marmarth, N. D.; three sons, Gregory, Harlowtown, Mont., Harold, Mobridge, S. D. and Eugene, Bismarck, N. D.; a brother, Charles, Mosinee, and six sisters, Misses Nellie and Margaret Leary, Stevens Point, Mrs. Loretta Roseth, Mosinee, Mrs. Lizzie Yokers, Hamilton, Ohio, Mrs. Ed Precourt and Mrs. Jack Shee, Milwaukee.

A son, Raymond, a sister Mary, and three brothers, Timothy, Stanley and Henry, preceded him in death.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, April 4, 1955:

Funeral of Mr. Leary

Services for Raymond J. Leary, a former resident of this area who died Tuesday in Miles City, Mont., were held Saturday morning at St. Stephen's Catholic church.

Rev. John R. McGinley officiated, and burial will take place later in St. Joseph's cemetery.

Pallbearers were George Leary, J. Ward Leary, John Roseth, Maurice Puariea, Edward Schleis and Gerald Phillip. Serving as honorary pallbearers were James Roseth, Norman Dineen, George Phillip, Donald Phillip, Maurice Phillip and Albert F. Phillip, Jr.

Coming from a distance for the rites were Mrs. Ray Leary and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hadley and sons, James and Robert, Marmarth, N. D.; Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Leary, Harlowtown, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Leary and son John, Mobridge, S. D.; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Leary, Bismarck, N. D.; Mrs. Catherine Precourt, Mrs. Jack Schleis and son, Edward, and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Puariea, Milwaukee; Miss Marian Puariea, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. George Leary, Appleton; Mrs. Simon Roseth, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leary, and Mrs. James Kaston, Mosinee, and James Roseth, Black River Falls.


Stanley W. Leary

 

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, September 7, 1895. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Leary of Arnott, mourn the death of their youngest son, Stanley W., who passed away Thursday morning of last week, after an illness of two days with peritonitis, aged nine years, one month and twenty days. The funeral was held from St. Mary's church at ten o'clock Saturday morning, Rev. J. A. Bourgemeyer officiating. The pall bearers were Edwin O'Keefe, Robert Morrison, Hubert Douville, Tommie Fehley, Ray O'Keefe and Ray Dineen. Besides the parents there are seven sisters and four brothers left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving brother.


Theresa Leonard Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, July 3, 1951. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Theresa Leary

Mrs. Theresa Leary, 448 Church street, died at 2:40 o'clock this morning at St. Michael's hospital at the age of 70. She had been in ill health the past three months and was a patient at the hospital most of the time since her illness.

Mrs. Leary was born April 12, 1881, in the town of Lanark, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Leonard. When she was nine years old the family moved to Stevens Point where she attended St. Stephen's parochial school and the Stevens Point Normal school.

She taught schools in Portage county until her marriage to Timothy J. Leary on June 21, 1905, at St. Stephen's Catholic church. After their marriage the couple resided on a farm in the town of Stockton until Mr. Leary's death May 23, 1943. Since then she had lived in Stevens Point with her daughter, Miss Louella Leary.

Mrs. Leary was a member of the Catholic Women's club and the Altar society of St. Stephen's parish.

She is survived by the daughter, two sons, Leonard, Rice Lake, and George Leary, Appleton, and six grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband, parents, two sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen's church with interment in St. Stephen's cemetery.

Friends may call at the Crosby funeral home where a general rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Wednesday. members of the Catholic Women's club and the Catholic Daughters of America, Court Jerem No. 1031, will meet at the funeral home to say a rosary at 7:30 Wednesday evening.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, July 6, 1951:

Mrs. Leary Funeral

Rev. John R. McGinley was celebrant at a requiem mass held at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen's Catholic church at funeral services for Mrs. Theresa Leary, 448 Church street, who died Tuesday. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

The pallbearers were Clarence Doane, Arthur Raymond, Freeman Coleman, Earl O'Keefe, Charles Leary and Simon Roseth.

Representatives of the Wisconsin Telephone company and the American Telephone and Telegraph company attended the services.

Those attending from away were Leonard Leary, Rice Lake; Mr. and Mrs. George Leary and family, L. J. Hartl, R. E. Dagneau, A. L. Ayers, C. Van Ryzin, M. D. Olsen, John Bloomer and Mrs. and Mrs. Luman Precourt, Appleton; Clifford Flaherty and Mrs. John Hammer, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Simon Roseth and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leary, Mosinee, Mrs. Mabel Marvin, Mrs. Bernard Lauer and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Jaragoski, Plainfield; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dineen and family, Iola, and Mrs. George Youngs, Grand Rapids, Mich.


Timothy Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Wednesday, February 24, 1904. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

TIMOTHY LEARY

Timothy Leary, one of the pioneer residents of the town of Stockton, died at the home of his son, William, near St. Mary's church, Custer, Sunday morning at 5:15 o'clock. Death was due to general debility incident to old age. The deceased was born in Ireland 89 years ago. He had been a resident of Stockton for upwards of 50 years. Mrs. Leary died many years ago. He is survived by four sons, William and Moses of Stockton, James of Merrill, and John of Buena Vista.

The funeral was held Tuesday morning at St. Mary's church, Rev. E. P. Lorigan officiating, assisted by Rev. W. J. Rice and Rev. H. T. Ehr of this city.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, February 24, 1904, page 8:

The funeral of the late Timothy Leary was held at Custer Tuesday morning. The following young men, all grandsons of the deceased, acted as pallbearers: John Leary, T. H. Leary, Ed Leary, Will Leary, Emmet Leary, T. J. Leary.


Timothy Hugh Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, February 7, 1955. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Timothy Leary

A lifelong resident of Portage county, Timothy Leary, 73, died Saturday at 6:15 at the Portage county infirmary.

Mr. Leary was born at Custer March 24, 1881, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Leary, and farmed in the town of Stockton for many years.

He was married to the former Nellie Dineen at St. Mary's Catholic church, Custer, on May 3, 1906. The couple lived in Stockton until they retired in 1944 and moved to Stevens Point.

Mrs. Leary died Aug. 26, 1949, and Mr. Leary had resided at the infirmary since that time.

He is survived by two sisters, Miss Jane Leary and Miss Grace Leary, 1207 Clark street. Two brothers, his parents and his wife preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church, and burial will take place in the spring in St. Mary's cemetery, Custer.

Friends may call at the Crosby funeral home, where a general rosary will be said at 8 o'clock tonight. St. Cecelia's court No. 185, Women's Catholic Order of Foresters, recited the rosary at the funeral home Sunday evening. Mr. Leary's sisters are members of the court.


Timothy John Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, May 24, 1934. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Timothy J. Leary

Timothy J. Leary, age 66, a member of a pioneer town of Stockton family and a lifelong resident of the Arnott community, died Sunday morning at 1:25 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital. He fell and fractured his hip on April 22 and was admitted to the hospital the following day.

Mr. Leary was born in the town of Stockton on June 24, 1876, a son of the late John and Honorah Leary. He resided with his parents at the present Henry Leary farm near Arnott until his marriage. He was married to Miss Theresa Leonard of Stevens Point at St. Stephen's Catholic church on June 21, 1905. The couple had lived at the present farm home, south of Arnott since.

Mr. Leary was a member of Charity court No. 47, Catholic Order of Foresters of Custer, of which he was treasurer at the time of his death.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Miss Louella Leary, a primary teacher at McDill; two sons, Leonard Leary of Rice Lake and George Leary of Eau Claire; six sisters, Misses Margaret and Nell Leary and Mrs. Jack Schleis of Stevens Point, Mrs. Edward Yokers of Hamilton, Ohio, Mrs. Glen Precourt of Milwaukee and Mrs. Simon Roseth of Mosinee; three brothers, Ray Leary of Marmarth, North Dakota, Charles Leary of Mosinee and Henry Leary of Stockton, and four grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Mary Puariea, and a brother, Stanley, besides his parents, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic church at Custer and burial will follow in St. Stephen's cemetery. The body is at the Crosby funeral home where the rosary will be said this evening and Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.


William James Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, September 28, 1921. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Funeral of Wm. Leary

The funeral of the late William Leary, who died at Tucson, Arizona, was held at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning from St. Mary's church at Custer, Rev. L. M. Schorn officiating. The church was filled with relatives and friends who had come to pay their last tribute, each seat being taken, and there was a profusion of beautiful floral offerings.

Father Schorn preached an affecting sermon on the text "Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for another." It was especially applicable to the deceased young man who, while serving his country in war, had contracted tuberculosis which caused his death.

A firing squad composed of American Legion members fired a salute at the grave and taps was blown.

The pallbearers were Frank Bruski, Daniel Dineen, Patrick Murphy, Felix Kluck, John Kerowski and Frank Lorbiecki.

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Body Arrives

The remains of the late William J. Leary, son of Mrs. Moses Leary of Custer arrived on Soo line train No. 1 Monday at Custer, and were taken to the home of his mother. Mr. Leary died at a government sanitarium at Tucson, Ariz., and the remains were accompanied home by J. E. Hammond, who was a fellow patient at the sanitarium. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 9'clock at St. Mary's church at Custer, Rev. L. M. Schorn officiating, and burial following in the parish cemetery.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, September 28, 1921:

WILLIAM LEARY DIES IN ARIZONA HOSPITAL

Passes Away After Long Illness Contracted During Service in World War

William James Leary, son of Mrs. Moses Leary of Custer and a native of Stockton township, died at Tucson, Arizona, on Tuesday, September 20.

His death followed an illness of three years with tuberculosis, undoubtedly contracted during his service in the World war, when he was a member of a cavalry unit in Texas. Prior to that time he was with General Pershing on the Mexican border.

When William Leary was discharged 1918 he was given transportation to San Francisco and received treatment at a hospital there for a year or more. He later received a transfer to Whipple Barracks hospital at Prescott, Arizona, and last January, was sent further south to Tucson, being cared for at Pastime Park hospital, a government institution.

One of his brothers, John C. Leary of this city, visited him at Prescott a year ago last June, when his condition seemed quite hopeful. In June of this year, the young man started for his Wisconsin home but at Deming, New Mexico, he suffered hemorrhages of the lungs and was compelled to return to Tucson.

William J. Leary was born August 10, 1879, on the old homestead a mile south of Custer station and grew to young manhood there. In 1889 he learned the profession of telegraph operator and began work for the Wisconsin Central railroad. For two years he did telegraph work at Burlington and during the following five years was agent for the road at Custer. Going to the southwest in 1906 he secured employment with the Denver and Rio Grande and worked at various places along the line until joining the army.

Mr. Leary is survived by his aged mother, Mrs. Moses Leary of Custer, four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. E. A. Potter of Merrill, Mrs. James Tovey of Stockton, Mrs. Peter Jacobs of Arnott, Miss Nellie at home, John C. of this city and Edward P. Leary of Custer.


William M. Leary

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, June 22, 1906. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

William Leary

William Leary, one of the old residents and prominent citizens of the town of Stockton, passed away this afternoon about 2 o'clock at his home near St. Mary's church after a long illness with anaemia and liver trouble. The deceased was not quite 60 years of age and had always been a healthy, active and robust man up to a few months ago when a general decline set in as the result of a complication of diseases and nothing that could be suggested for his relief proved of value.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, June 23, 1906:

The funeral of Wm. Leary will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's church at Custer. The Foresters of Custer will take part.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, June 30, 1906:

WILLIAM LEARY

Death of Well-known Resident of Town of Stockton.

In the death of William Leary, which occurred at the old homestead near St. Mary's church on Saturday, June 23, the town of Stockton has lost one of its most respected and influential citizens. Mr. Leary was born in Troofstown (sic), Ontario, in December 1850, but removed to Portage county in 1855 with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Leary, who were among the pioneer settlers in what is now the town of Stockton. They located on the farm which has ever since been Mr. Leary's home. The parents have been dead for many years. On Jan. 1, 1879, Mr. Leary married Catherine Morrissey. There were the parents of six children, of whom five survive. They are Timothy, Emmet, Walter, Jennie and Grace, all at home except Timothy, who was recently married and who lived on what was formerly the James McHugh farm. Besides his own immediate family he leaves three brother, Moses and John of Stockton and James of Libby Creek, Mont.

Mr. Leary had been in poor health for some time and had been in a critical condition for about five weeks. He had always been a strong robust man and probably failed to note the warning of impending trouble until too late to secure effective assistance. His greatest trouble seemed to arise from liver trouble, followed by anaemia or impoverished blood, by which he wasted away.

The deceased had been a successful farmer since boyhood and had a fine farm equipped with all the convenience and comforts of a well regulated rural home. He was a member of the Catholic church and of the Catholic Order of Foresters, was president of the Custer Creamery Co. and enjoyed the respect and confidence of all his neighbors. He carried an insurance of $2,000 in the Foresters.

The funeral was held from St. Mary's church at 10 o'clock Monday morning, Rev. Fr. Schwaebel officiating and was very largely attended, the Foresters being present in a body and furnishing a guard of honor as an escort, for the remains. The active pallbearers were six nephews of the deceased.


Margaret Riley Lennon

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, March 28, 1896. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Margaret Lennon

At 3:35 Tuesday afternoon Margaret Lennon, the widow of the late William Lennon, died at her home in Stockton of hemorrhage of the brain. Mrs. Lennon has been in ill health for many months, but was not confined to her bed until last Tuesday.

Mrs. Lennon was one of the old settlers in Portage county, having been a resident for the past 40 years.

She was 63 years of age and was born in the parish of Duhuma, Ireland. Her maiden name was Margaret Riley. She came with her parents to this country at an early age and settled in Ohio. Later she went to Illinois, where she was married at Dixon in the year 1854 to William Lennon. Mr. and Mrs. Lennon came here from Fulton City, Ill., and were residents of this city for 25 years. Since 1871 she has resided in the town of Stockton. She leaves four sons and three daughters, her husband having died four years ago. The funeral services were held Friday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's Church in Stockton. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery of this city.

The three daughters, Mary, Ellen, and Bridget, all reside at the home in Stockton. Of the sons, William resides at Thief River Falls, Minn.; Timothy lives at Rhinelander, John is somewhere west, and Patrick lives at the home in Stockton. Two sisters, Mrs. Sabina Lally and Mrs. Patrick Corrigan, reside at Stockton.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, March 25, 1896:

Mrs. Wm. Lennon

Another respected pioneer lady resident of Portage county, Mrs. Margaret Lennon, died at her home in Stockton, south-east of Custer, at about three o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. She was taken sick on Tuesday evening of last week, after feeling unusually well during the day, an intermittent fever setting in, but the immediate cause of death was hemorrhage of the brain.

Margaret Reilly was born in the parish of Durhuma, County Mayo, Ireland, 63 years ago this month. She came to this country in 1848, and for some time the family lived in Ohio and Indiana, and in 1854 she was married at Dixon, Ill., to Wm. Lennon. For a couple of years thereafter they lived at Fulton, Ill., coming to Stevens Point in 1856, just 40 years ago, and for 25 years were residents of this city. Fifteen years ago they removed to Stockton, Mr. Lennon dying five years ago last July. No person could be more worthy of esteem than Mrs. Lennon. She was a christian woman, a patient, dutiful wife, kind, affectionate mother and thoughtful neighbor and friend, and in her taking away many old neighbors will extend their deepest sympathy to the family.

Seven children are left, three daughters, Misses Mary Ann, Bridget and Ellen, all of whom reside at home, and four sons, Timothy, of Rhinelander; William of Thief River Falls, Minn.; John, whose residence in the far west is not known, and Patrick, who lives at home. All were present at the death-bed except William and John. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Sabina Lally and Mrs. Patrick Corrigan, of Stockton. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's church in Stockton, Friday morning, after which the remains will be brought here for interment in St. Stephen's cemetery, arriving between eleven and twelve o'clock. Mrs. Tim. Lennon and Martin Lally and family, of Rhinelander, arrived here this morning in response to a telegram announcing the death.


William Lennon

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, July 5, 1890. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Passed Away

The death of William Lennon, which occurred at his home in the town of Stockton, on Wednesday at 5 o'clock, again diminishes the ranks of the old settlers, and takes from their ranks one of the oldest residents of this county. Mr. Lennon was a strong, robust man in his younger days, and indeed, had enjoyed good health nearly all his years up to last august, since which time he has been a great sufferer from sciatic rheumatism. Of late his sufferings have been terrible, and finally ended in overpowering his physical forces, when death's icy hand put an end to all pain. The funeral was held from St. Stephen's church in this city, Friday forenoon, Rev. Father Geisler, pastor of the Stockton church, officiating. The remains were laid at rest in the St. Stephen's church cemetery. The deceased was born in Roscommon county, Ireland, and at his death was aged 60 years, 6 months and 8 days. He had resided in Portage county thirty-five years. He formerly worked in the woods and on the river, and was well liked by all who knew him. For the past twelve years he has resided in Stockton and had an excellent farm. He leaves a wife, four sons and two daughters. Of his sons, Patrick is in Washington, Tim and William live at Rhinelander, and Patrick resides with his parents as do also the three daughters. his death will be universally regretted by a wide circle of old acquaintances both in this city and the town of Stockton.


Bridget Ann Boylan Leonard

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, August 25, 1921. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. LEONARD DEAD AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Paralysis Fatal to Resident of Portage County for Nearly 50 Years

Mrs. James P. Leonard, a resident of Portage county for nearly half a century, passed away at St. Michael's hospital Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.

Mrs. Leonard suffered a stroke of paralysis last year and had been poorly ever since. Some five months ago she became a patient at the local hospital, where every care and attention was given her. It is probably that a second stroke occurred Tuesday afternoon or night, rendering her unconscious, and she remained in this condition until death relieved her.

Bridget Ann Boylan was a native of Dublin, Ireland, born there 72 years ago the 22d day of last April. When she was a small child the family emigrated to America, settling at Marshalltown, Iowa. On Sept. 25, 1871, Miss Boylan was married at Marshalltown to J. P. Leonard. Five years later they came to Portage county and have been residents of this city and the town of Stockton practically all the time since.

Seven children were born to the couple: George, James, William and a baby named Joseph having expired. The survivors are two daughters and a son: Mrs. Jos. F. Lawler and Mrs. W. E. Hearn of Fond du Lac and Joseph J. Leonard of this city. One sister and two brothers of the deceased, Mary Boylan, Mitchell and James Boylan, are located in New Mexico.

The remains of Mrs. Leonard have been taken to her son's home at 333 Plover street. At 9:15 o'clock Friday morning funeral services will be held at St. Stephen's church, followed by interment in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Lawler and Mrs. Hearn are here from Fond du Lac and Mr. Lawler is expected this evening.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, August 26, 1921:

MRS. J. P. LEONARD BURIED

Rev. James C. Hogan, pastor of St. Stephen's church, conducted funeral services for the late Mrs. James P. Leonard, at 9:15 o'clock this morning, after which the remains were conveyed to the family lot in St. Stephen's cemetery and laid to rest beside her sons. Casket bearers were M. Cassidy, James Welch, J. B. Sullivan, Louis A. Krembs, John W. and Frank M. Glennon.


George E. Leonard

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, December 30, 1908. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

GEORGE E. LEONARD

George E. Leonard, whose peculiar and serious illness was announced in last Wednesday's issue of this paper, passed away at Mercy hospital at about six o'clock last Sunday morning. His condition was considered critical for some days previous to death, although he retained full possession of his faculties to the end. Four weeks ago the now deceased young man was afflicted with what appeared to be a small boil on his gum in the back of his mouth, which he opened with his thumb nail, and it is believed that this caused blood poisoning. It was not thought serious, however, until Saturday, the 19th inst., when the gums commenced to bleed, resembling a hemorrhage, and he was brought to the city the following Monday and taken to the hospital, where everything possible was done for his comfort and relief, as well as to save his life, but to no avail.

George E. Leonard was born at Marshalltown, Iowa, Jan. 6, 1876, and was therefore nearly 33 years of age. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. P. Leonard, moved to Stockton, this county, the following fall and this vicinity had been considered his home ever since, having lived most of these years in the city and was educated in St. Stephen's parochial school and the local Normal. When Co. I, 4th Wisconsin Inf., was organized in 1898, he enlisted and remained until the company was mustered out. After his return he was employed by his father and also by the Wisconsin Central in this city, at Abbotsford and Ashland, and later went west, where he worked for the Northern Pacific at Livingston, Mont., and where he was married four years ago to Miss Maud Lowell. Soon after their marriage they returned here and since the father moved onto his present farm in Stockton the son had been employed by him most of the time. Mrs. Leonard, however, had been visiting with her mother at Lyons, Iowa, for the past few months and was unable to get here until after her husband's death. Besides his wife and parents, the deceased is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J. F. Lawler of N. Fond du Lac, and Mrs. Wm. Hearn of Waupaca, and two brothers, James and Joseph, who are at home.

George was a bright, observing young man, an agreeable companion, and had very many friends among his associates, who will sympathize with the sorrowing relatives.

After death the remains were taken to the Mersch undertaking rooms, where they were prepared for burial and thereafter removed to the home of the parents of the deceased in Stockton. The funeral took place at 10 o'clock this forenoon from St. Stephen's church, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating, with interment in the parish cemetery, and notwithstanding the inclement weather, was largely attended. The pallbearers were F. H. Murray, A. M. Copps, Alex. Krembs, Jr., Anton Krembs and Otto Zimmer, of this city, and Thos. Tovey of Stockton, the first two having been comrades of the deceased in Co. I. The immediate relatives were all present, including Mr. Lawler from Fond du Lac and Mr. Hearn from Waupaca.


Hannah O'Keefe Leonard

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, October 28, 1893. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Mrs. Joseph E. Leonard

Mrs. Joseph E. Leonard passed away last Wednesday forenoon at 11:30 o'clock, the immediate cause of her death being paralysis of the heart. She had suffered an extended illness of nearly six months, during which she was confined to her bed the greater part of the time. A few days previous to her death she appeared to be improving and Saturday of last week was able to be out of doors for a short time.

The deceased lady was born on the town of Stockton, February 15, 1862, and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Keefe. She was united in marriage to Joseph E. Leonard of this city in May 1884. One child, a daughter, was born them last May, who has since died. Mrs. Leonard was a kind hearted and most estimable lady, whose untimely death will be mourned by a large number of warm and sincere friends, all of whom will share their tenderest sympathies with the remaining relatives, who are, besides the parents and husband, three sisters, Mrs. D. Dyer and Mrs. Michael Doyle of this city, Miss Katie O'Keefe of Stockton, and four brothers, William of this place, and Patrick, David and Michael of Stockton. The funeral was held from St. Stephen's church Friday morning at 9 o'clock. Rev. J. W. Rice officiating. The pall bearers were M. Clifford, E. D. Glennon, C. E. Van Hecke, Dr. G. M. Houlehan and Dr. G. A. Stuart. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery, and the funeral was one of the largest every held in Portage county.


Joseph E. Leonard

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, April 10, 1936. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

OBITUARY

Joseph Leonard

Joseph Leonard, 84, a pioneer resident of Stevens Point, died Thursday night at 11:15 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital. Prior to Wednesday night, when he became ill in his room at 118 South Second street, Mr. Leonard was able to be up and about town. He was removed to the hospital early Thursday morning in serious condition.

Mr. Leonard, a son of the late William and Mary Leonard, early day residents of the town of Stockton, was born on August 2, 1851, at Watertown, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin. He moved to a farm in the town of Stockton during his boyhood, with his parents. His marriage to Miss Hannah O'Keefe, daughter of the late Patrick and Mary O'Keefe of Stockton, took place on May 4, 1886, at St. Stephen's church. After their marriage the couple lived in Stevens Point where Mr. Leonard was employed as a clerk in the Michael Clifford clothing store and later an establishment known as the Leader Store, for many years. Mrs. Leonard died on October 25, 1894.

Mr. Leonard was married on January 15, 1896, to Miss Jane Black of the town of Stockton at St. Mary's church at Custer. The couple lived in Stevens Point until the death of Mrs. Leonard's father when they moved to the Black farm in Stockton to operate the farm. His wife died on June 5, 1909. Mr. Leonard retired from farming 23 years ago and returned to Stevens Point where he was the owner of a number of pieces of residential real estate. In 1927 he purchased what was known as the Anderson farm in the town of Sharon and he moved there with his son, Hugh. He returned to Stevens Point about seven years ago.

Mr. Leonard was the last surviving member of a family of seven children. Besides his son, Hugh, the only surviving relatives are nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was a member of the Holy Name society of St. Stephen's church.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed. The body is at the Boston funeral home where it will remain until the time of the funeral.


Margaret Jane Black Leonard

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, June 26, 1909. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. JOSEPH E. LEONARD

Well Known Resident of Stockton Succumbs to Long Illness.

Mrs. Joseph E. Leonard passed away at her home, the old Hugh Black homestead, in the northern part of the town of Stockton, Saturday night at 11 o'clock. The cause of death was a general internal cancerous condition. About two years ago Mrs. Leonard submitted to a radical operation for the removal of a cancer of the breast. This wound healed over in a short time and for over a year she seemed to enjoy perfect health. On Feb. 22, she began to fail again from internal cancer and her decline has been quite rapid.

The deceased was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Black, prominent pioneers of Stockton. She was born on the old homestead on June 15, 1858, and had spent nearly the whole of her life there. She was married to Joseph E. Leonard on Jan. 6, 1896, and came to this city to reside until 1902, when they took charge of the old farm and eventually after the death of Mr. Black, they acquired by purchase the interest of the other heirs.

Mrs. Leonard was a woman of strong character and noble impulses. She enjoyed a wide acquaintance through the country and by her womanly ways commanded the respect of all her acquaintances.

She is survived by her husband and one son, Hugh, aged 12 years. She also leaves two brothers, John Black, who lived with her, and William Black of this city.

The deceased was a member of the Ladies' Altar society of St. Mary's church.


Mary Griffin Leonard

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Thursday, December 12, 1901. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Funeral of Mrs. Leonard

The funeral of Mrs. William Leonard was held from St. Stephen's Catholic church at 10 o'clock this morning. Requiem high mass was sung by Rev. Fathers M. J. Clifford of Portage and George A. Clifford of Chilton, grandsons of the deceased, and Rev. Father Rice, pastor of the parish, occupying the positions of celebrant, deacon and sub-deacon respectively. The pallbearers were E. D. Glennon, W. H. Treanore, P. Kelly, James Rice, M. Cassidy and A. M. Fox.


Mary McCarthy Leonard

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, September 3, 1904. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DIED VERY SUDDENLY

Mrs. Patrick Leonard Suffers Fatal Attack of Heart Trouble.

Mrs. Patrick Leonard died very suddenly at her home at 617 Clark street at 2:10 Tuesday afternoon as the result of a severe attack of heart trouble.

About 11 o'clock a little girl from the street happened to step to the door to make some inquiry and found Mrs. Leonard ill on the lounge in the sitting room. Mrs. Leonard told her to step to the house next door and tell the lady she was very sick. Mrs. Henry Heil responded and found her in a state bordering on collapse.

Dr. Rice was summoned and in a short time revived her and she appeared to be feeling much better. About 2 o'clock she went into a sinking spell and did not survive.

Mr. Leonard and daughter, Tessie, the only other members of the family now living at home, were out in Stockton Tuesday helping at the home of Michael O'Keefe, who had a threshing crew at work there that day.

Mary McCarthy was born at Winchington, Mass., on July 16, fifty-five years ago, and came west with her parents when she was a child. She was married at Ripon on Feb. 10, 1870, to Patrick Leonard, and after living a few years in that vicinity they located on a farm in the town of Lanark, where they lived for 15 years. On disposing of their farm interests about 15 years ago the family removed to this city, which has since been their home.

Mrs. Leonard is survived by her husband, six children and an adopted daughter. The children are George of Des Moines, Iowa, Frank and John of St. Paul, Mrs. M. O'Keefe of Stockton and Misses Gertrude and Tessie, at home. Mrs. J. F. Gallagher, the adopted daughter, lives at Wausau. All are expected here to attend the funeral. Her only other near relatives are an only sister, Mrs. Patrick Donahue of Ashland, now in the city, and two cousins, Mrs. W. J. Leary and Mrs. A. Lally of Stockton.

The deceased was a very patient and lovable character and her sudden death came as a severe blow to all her acquaintances.


Patrick J. Leonard

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, October 19, 1907. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

PATRICK J. LEONARD

Prominent Resident of Portage County Passes Away.

Patrick J. Leonard for many years one of the prominent farmers of Portage county died at 5 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. O'Keefe near Arnott, liver, kidney and other complaints being the direct cause of his death. He was the victim of a severe attack of grip in January from which he never gained his former strength. However, he was up and around until June 5, when he grew suddenly worse. His sufferings were very slight as he experienced no pain, simply growing weaker until the end which came peacefully and without a struggle, at the above, he being conscious to the very last.

In the death of Mr. Leonard his family loses a kind and exemplary father, his acquaintances a true friend, and the community an honest citizen, one who always had a kind word for all.

Mr. Leonard was born in Tipperary, Ireland, 70 years ago the first day of May. When a child five years old, he, with his parents, came to America where he grew to manhood. On Feb. 10, 37 years ago, he was married to Miss Mary McCarthy at Ripon, Wis., who preceded him to the unknown world on Aug. 30, 1904. For about 33 years he has resided in this county, operating a farm in Lanark until his removal to this city 17 years ago. He had made his home with his daughters in the town of Stockton since Mrs. Leonard's death. All three daughters were with him when he died.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard were the parents of eight children, two dying in infancy. The six surviving ones are John J. of Butte, Mont., Frank B. of Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Mich., Geo. J. of Des Moines, Iowa, Mrs. M. O'Keefe, Mrs. B. F. Lewis and Mrs. T. J. Leary of Stockton. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Jas. Quinn of this city, Mrs. Chas. McCarthy of Stockton and three brothers, W. J. Leonard of this city and James P. and Joseph E. of Stockton.

The funeral will be held from St. Stephen's church at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning, the interment following in the parish cemetery, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, October 22, 1907:

FUNERAL OF PATRICK LEONARD

The funeral of Patrick Leonard, one of the old residents of this county who died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. O'Keefe at Arnott, was held from St. Stephen's church here at 10 o'clock this morning, Rev. W. J. Rice officiating. After solemn requiem mass the remains were interred in the parish cemetery. The pallbearers were John Dineen, Henry Ward, P. O'Keefe, Joseph Raymond, Michael Clark and John Leahy. There were a great many beautiful flowers tendered by sympathizing friends of the family. The body was followed to the cemetery by one of the largest funeral processions seen in this city in many years.

In addition to his own children mentioned in the notice of Mr. Leonard's death, he also leaves one adopted daughter, Mrs. J. F. Gallagher of this city.


William Leonard

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, December 2, 1893. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

PASSED TO THE OTHER SIDE.

LEONARD

The death of William Leonard, one of the earliest and oldest residents of Portage county, occurred at the residence of his son, Joseph E. Leonard, corner of Brawley and Plover streets, last Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock. Mr. Leonard had lived to the extreme old age of 95 years and until the past two years had always enjoyed the best of health. In the winter of '91 he experienced a severe attack of sickness, from the effects of which he had never fully recovered, and during the past year he had rapidly failed in health. Some two weeks ago he contracted a severe cold which terminated in inflammation of the bowels, of which he died. The deceased was born near Youghal, Tipperary county, Ireland in 1798. In 1835 he was married to Miss Mary Griffin, his surviving wife, and in 1839 came to America and located in New York State. After remaining at Buffalo for a year or two he was joined by his family from Ireland and came to Wisconsin, locating on a farm near Watertown. A few years later he removed to this county and bought a farm in the town of Stockton, where he had since continuously resided. He had a large circle of acquaintances throughout the county, all of whom knew him as an honorable, upright and industrious man. The sympathy of the community goes out to his aged widow and the remaining sons and daughters, who are Mrs. Charles McCarthy of Stockton, Mrs. James Quinn, Joseph E., William J., James P. and Patrick Leonard of this city. The funeral was held last Monday forenoon at 9 o'clock from St. Stephen's church, Rev. M. H. Clifford officiating. The pall bearers were P. O'Keefe, James Rice, James Cosgrove, James Glennon, Frank Clark and George P. Nugent.


William J. Leonard

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, July 20, 1910. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

LONG ILLNESS IS ENDED

W. J. Leonard Dies at Home on Main Street Tuesday Morning--Funeral Services Friday.

William J. Leonard, for many years one of Stevens Point's best known and most popular dry goods salesmen, and who for a time was engaged in business for himself, died at the family home, 613 Main street, at about 4:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Mr. Leonard had been in poor health for a dozen years or more and since last November was confined to the house almost constantly, but his death was wholly unexpected and came as a distinct shock to the family and friends. The direct cause of death is given as hardening of arteries in his neck and throat.

Locomotor ataxia, or creeping paralysis, had afflicted the gentleman for many years, making it difficult for him to get about, but he was of a naturally active, progressive disposition and notwithstanding his infirmities had no desire to remain idle. When S. Jacobson conducted a dry goods store in the building now occupied by I. Shafton's Chicago clothing store, Mr. Leonard clerked for him. He later was employed in a like capacity for Green Bros., remaining with them until last November.

William was the youngest son of late Wm. Leonard, a pioneer farmer of Stockton, and was born in that township July 18th, 1853. He therefore reached his 57th milestone the day preceding his death. Practically his whole life has been passed in Portage county and he was married in this city Christmas night, 1883, to Miss Theressa Quinn, for several years a teacher in our city schools. They are the parents of three children, William, Jr., an operator for the Western Union in Chicago; Miss Isbel, who taught last year at Chicago Heights, Ill., and recently passed an examination for teacher in the Chicago city schools, and Fred Leonard, a student at our local Normal.

The deceased also leaves two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Chas. McCarthy, Jos. E. and James P. Leonard of Stockton and Mrs. James Quinn of this city.

When Will was 16 years of age he commenced life's responsibilities as a clerk for his brother-in-law, the late M. Clifford, and remained in the latter's employ a score or more of years. As noted in the first paragraph, he was a popular salesman, in truth it was often remarked that he held first rank for affability and thorough good nature.

Ever kind-hearted, true-spirited and most generous, no one ever deserved more sincere friends than Will. Leonard, and although the latter years of his life were blighted by illness and suffering, he ever had a pleasant word for all. He is now at rest. May it be peaceful, surrounded with eternal joy.

Mr. Leonard was a member of Branch No. 11, Catholic Knights of Wisconsin, which society will attend the funeral in a body. Services will be held at St. Stephen's Catholic church at 9 o'clock Friday morning, conducted by Rev. W. J. Rice, with interment in the parish cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, July 22, 1910:

LAID TO REST

The funeral of William E. Leonard was held from St. Stephen's church this forenoon. Rev. W. J. Rice officiating. Interment followed in St. Stephen's cemetery, in a lot which he purchased many years ago, for his last earthly resting place. The pallbearers were M. Cassidy, James Welch, John Martini, John Smith, V. Betlach and A. J. Cunneen.


Jacob Lis

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

Jacob Lis, or Fox as he was generally known, of the town of Dewey, died at the home of his brother, Albert, at 701 Union street at 5:20 Tuesday evening after an illness of five days with alcohol poisoning, following a spree. The deceased was 30 years of age and had recently been employed on the Wisconsin Central track surfacing crew, working out of Webster. He quit his job about a week ago and had since been drinking heavily. Friday he became very seriously ill down town and his muscles became rigid. A doctor was called and on his advice he was removed to the home of his brother. It was about 12 hours before his muscles relaxed but even subsequently he suffered intensely and finally passed away.

The remains were removed Wednesday to the old home in Dewey, near Torun. The funeral was held from Torun church Thursday morning, Rev. T. Rogusky officiating.

The deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Lis, of Torun and three brothers and a sister, Albert and Joseph Lis of this city, Michael of Dewey and Mrs. N. Veronica of Polonia.


Catherine Loftis

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, January 5, 1903. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Former Normal Student

Miss Catherine, daughter of Mrs. Catherine Loftis, died at the family home in the town of Lanark at 12:10 o'clock Sunday morning. Miss Loftis was born Sept. 16, 1884, and therefore was in the 19th year of her age. She attended the home district school until November, 1901, when she entered the Stevens Point Normal. Last fall she secured a school but before she had entered upon the work for which she had fitted herself she was taken sick, her disease terminating in tuberculosis. Miss Loftis was a bright young lady and during her attendance at the Normal gave every promise of developing into a successful teacher. Her death is a great blow to the widowed mother.

The funeral will take place from St. Patrick's Catholic church in Lanark tomorrow forenoon at 10 o'clock.

Catherine Timlin Loftis

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, December 20, 1929. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Loftis Dies at Lanark Home

Mrs. Catherine Himlin (sic) Loftis, wife of William Loftis, former chairman of the town of Lanark, died a few minutes before 1 o'clock this afternoon at her home in that township, following an illness extending over the past year. Besides her husband she is survived by one son, John William Loftis, and two sisters, Mrs. E. D. Stinson and Mrs. Henry Stinson of Belmont. Burial will be had in St. Patrick's cemetery, Lanark, the first of next week.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, December 26, 1929:

Funeral of Mrs. Loftis

Almond--Funeral services for the late Mrs. Katherine Loftis, wife of William Loftis of the town of Lanark, were held at St. Patrick's church on Monday morning at 10 o'clock when requiem mass was offered by Rev. N. L. Gross. The Lanark choir was assisted by Michael Jacowski, student at St. Francis' seminary, Milwaukee. Six neighbors and friends consigned the remains to their resting place in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Mrs. Loftis was a life-long resident of that township and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Timlin, early day residents of Lanark. Since her marriage to William Loftis in 1882 she had resided on the farm where she passed from life shortly after one o'clock Friday afternoon, Dec. 20, after a brief illness. She had been in poor health for the past few years and at times was a great sufferer with asthma.

She is survived by her husband and one son, John, also two sisters, Mrs. E. D. Stinson of Belmont and Mrs. Henry Stinson, Sr., of Lanark.

Mrs. Loftis was affiliated with the Altar society of St. Patrick's church, whose members met at her home on Sunday evening at 8 o'clock to recite the rosary.


Helen Domach Loftis

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, April 4, 1955. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Helen Loftis

Mrs. Helen Loftis, 75, a former Amherst resident, died Sunday night in Chicago. She was the widow of the late Michael Loftis.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic church, Amherst, and burial will follow in St. Patrick's cemetery, town of Lanark.

The body will be at the Jungers funeral home in Amherst, where the rosary will be said Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.

John William Loftis

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, November 26, 1935. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

John Loftis

John Loftis, 52, a resident of Lanark all of his life, died Friday night at 6 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital. He had been a patient at the hospital for a week.

Mr. Loftis was born in Lanark and was the son of William Loftis of Lanark, who survives and is a patient at the hospital. His mother died in December 1929.

Many relatives and friends attended funeral services which were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Patrick's church at Lanark. Rev. DeLoyd Krembs officiated at a requiem high mass and burial followed in the family lot beside his mother in the parish cemetery.

The pallbearers, all cousins of Mr. Loftis, were Gordon Thompson, Lowell Thompson, Adrian Brunker, Henry Stinson, Joseph F. Loftis and Tony Glennon.

Mr. and Mrs. Jake Remmel and Jack Loftis of Wisconsin Veterans' Home were out of town relatives who attended the funeral.


Katherine Kirby Loftis

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, October 27, 1909. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

OLD RESIDENT OF LANARK

Mrs. Katherine Loftis Dies at Her Home in That Town Last Week - Was 71 Years of Age.

Mrs. Katherine Loftis, who had been a resident of this county for the past 48 years, died at her home in the town of Lanark last week Tuesday morning, Oct. 19th, after an illness of one year with heart trouble and other complications.

Katherine Kirby was born in County Mayo, Ireland, 71 years ago. She came to America with her parents when 13 years of age, locating in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she was married to Martin Loftis 53 years ago. They moved to Stevens Point shortly after and were among our first settlers. They also lived in Stockton for a few years and afterwards moved to Lanark, which town has been the family home ever since. Mr. Loftis died Oct. 19, 1890. She is survived by eight children, William, Thomas, John and Jane of Lanark, Mike of Buena Vista, Matt. and Patrick of Morley, Minn., and Mrs. Jake Remmel of Waupaca; also one brother, Thomas Kirby of Buena Vista.

Mrs. Loftis had been a great sufferer for the past year, bearing her sickness with Christian patience. She was a woman devoted to home ties, ever true to her family and friends. All deeply sympathize with the bereaved family in what is now a double sorrow, for less than three months ago her youngest son, Anthony, was drowned in the Milwaukee river.

The funeral took place from St. Patrick's church, Lanark, on Thursday morning and was largely attended, Rev. Jas. E. Meagher officiating, assisted by the Lanark choir. The pallbearers were Ed. Cooney, Mike Riley, John Hopkins, Thos. Hanley, Thos. Padden and August Penkoski.


William Loftis

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, July 6, 1936. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

William Loftis

William Loftis, 77, Lanark, died Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Alexian brothers hospital at Oshkosh. He had been a patient at the hospital since last November.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Patrick's church at Lanark. The body will be taken to the home of his brother-in-law, Patrick Graves, in Lanark.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, July 9, 1936:

William Loftis

William Loftis, 77, died Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Alexian Brothers hospital at Oshkosh, was a former town chairman of Lanark and a resident of that township most of his life. A well known Lanark farmer, Mr. Loftis, besides holding the office of town chairman for two terms, held other offices of trust for his town at various times. He had been a patient at the hospital since last November.

Surviving are a brother, Mike Loftis of the town of Amherst, and a sister, Mrs. Patrick Gray of Lanark. His wife preceded him in death several years ago and a son, John Loftis, died a few months ago.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at St. Patrick's church at Lanark, of which church Mr. Loftis was one of the oldest members. Rev. D. L. Krembs officiated and interment took place in the parish cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, July 11, 1936:

Sketch of Mr. Loftis

William Loftis one of the early pioneers of the town of Lanark, passed away on Sunday afternoon at the Alexian Brothers hospital at Oshkosh, where he had been a patient for the past six months. Previous to that time he was a patient at St. Michael's hospital, Stevens Point, for nearly two months.

Mr. Loftis was born on March 7, 1859, in Stevens Point, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Loftis. When a small child he moved with his parents to the town of Lanark, where he since resided.

He was married to Miss Catherine Timlin of that town on October 12, 1882. His wife died on December 20, 1929, and a son, John, died November 22, 1935.

He is survived by five brothers, Michael of Amherst, Thomas, Matthew and Patrick of the state of Minnesota, and John, of the Wisconsin Veterans' Home, Waupaca and two sisters, Mrs. Jake Remmel of the Veterans' Home and Mrs. Patrick Gray of Lanark.

Rev. DeLoyd Krembs officiated Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Lanark Catholic church at a requiem mass. He was assisted by the Lanark choir.

Six Alexian brothers drove to Lanark from Oshkosh Wednesday and acted as pallbearers. Interment took place in the family lot in the Lanark cemetery.

Among those at the funeral were the following from away: J. J. Glennon and daughter of Stevens Point; John Loftis and Dr. and Mrs. Harold Remmel of Waupaca; Mr. and Mrs. Jake Remmel and daughter, Miss Genevieve Remmel, of the Wisconsin Veterans' Home. Friends from Almond, Amherst and the Lanark vicinities also attended the funeral.


Bridgett Lynch

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, February 27, 1889. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of an Aged Lady

Mrs. Bridgett Lynch, who died in this city on Friday last, should be entitled to the honor of being called a centenarian, as she was between 95 and 100 years of age. She was born in the parish of Cappamore, county of Limerick, Ireland, where she was married and resided for a number of years thereafter, coming to this county in 1854, landing at Quebec in the spring of that year, and thence came direct to Beloit, Rock Co., Wis. The family resided at the latter place for a couple of years, when they came to Stevens Point. The husband died here many years ago, and upon the death of her son-in-law and daughter, John Cawley and wife, some twenty years ago, she took their four children and has been as a mother to them ever since. Mrs. Lynch was the mother of ten children, four sons and six daughters, all of whom preceded her to the other world except four, Michael, of the town of Lanark, this county, Mrs. Winifred Ryan, of the town of Buena Vista, Mrs. English, of Cynthiana, Ky., and Mrs. Rowayana, of Chicago. Those who will most deeply mourn her loss are Miss Katie, Wm., Michael and Johnny Cawley, her grandchildren, with whom she has long made her home. For the past six or seven months she had been gradually failing, the result of advanced age only, and finally death came to her relief at the time above mentioned. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon from St. Stephen's Church and was largely attended, notwithstanding that the day was bitterly cold. The pall bearers were Timothy Sullivan, Jas. Murphy, John Corridon, Patrick Splawn, John Leahy and Owen McHugh.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, March 2, 1889:

Mrs. Bridget Lynch, who had reached the advanced age of upwards of 95 years, died at her home in this city on Friday last and was buried from the St. Stephen's church on Sunday afternoon. The deceased lady had lived here for many years. She leaves four grandchildren, Katie, Wm., Michael and Johnny Cawley who reside in the city, and with whom she made her home. One son, Michael, resides in Lanark, one daughter, Mrs. W. Ryan lives in Buena Vista and another daughter, Mrs. English, lives in Kentucky. She was a devout Catholic and for years past her aged form was visible on the street at the hour of worship every Sunday morning. Although advanced in years, we presume beyond anybody in the city, she was a regular attendant at church up to last fall. A worthy lady, gone to rest after a long and useful life.

James Lynch

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, May 15, 1909. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

James Lynch of the town of Lanark died at the home of his mother last Sunday morning, May 9. Mr. Lynch had been suffering for the past two years from tuberculosis and though everything was done that could be done the disease proved fatal. Mr. Lynch was 24 years of age and had made his home all his life in this neighborhood. The funeral was held at the Catholic church at Lanark on Wednesday.


Mary Donahue Lynch

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, November 14, 1924. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Mary Lynch, the oldest member of St. Patrick's congregation in Lanark and the last of the settlers who came to that township in the 1860s, passed from life at 3 o'clock last Monday (11/10/1924) afternoon at the age of 83 years. Hemorrhage of the stomach was the immediate cause of death.

Funeral services were held from her parish church at 9 am Wednesday (11/12/1924). Rev. John Gehl, celebrating the requiem mass and later consigning the remains to earth in the adjoining cemetery.

Mary Donahue was the maiden name of the deceased and she was a native of Canada, born there Feb. 18, 1841. Her father, James Donahue, brought his family to Stevens Point when she was a small child and she grew to young womanhood here and was married to Michael Lynch. A few years later they moved to Lanark, where Mr. Lynch expired in 1905.

Surviving members of the family are three daughters and one son, Mrs. James Cooney of Lanark, Mrs. Angus Maxwell of Chippewa Falls, and Michael Lynch of Oregon. Mrs. Lynch's brother, P. (Patrick) Donahue, lives in Minneapolis, and there are three sisters, Mrs. Ben Gilpin (Rose Ellen Donahue) of Phillips, Mrs. Owen McHugh (Catherine Donahue) and Mrs. P. (Anna Donahue) Morgan of Seattle, Washington.

Reprinted from the Amherst Advocate, Amherst, Portage Co., Wisconsin, Tuesday, November 18, 1924:

Mrs. Michael Lynch Passes Away At Her Home After A Few Weeks Illness.

Mrs. Michael Lynch passed away at her home in Lanark, Monday afternoon, at shortly after three o'clock, death being due to a hemorrhage of the stomach. Mrs. Lynch had not been in robust health for the past year or two, but her condition was not considered serious until a short time ago, as it was attributed somewhat to her advanced years.

Mary Donahue was born in Canada to James and Anne Donahue, Feb. 18, 1841 being therefore 81 years, eight months and 23 days of age at the time of her demise.

When she was of tender years the family moved to Stevens Point where she spent her girlhood and where she attended the public schools. She was united in marriage at Stevens Point to Michael Lynch and for three or four years the young couple made Stevens Point their home and then they moved to the farm in Lanark, where they spent the remainder of their lives.

Mrs. Lynch was a whole-hearted, genial woman, a kind mother and a good neighbor. She was a member of St. Patrick's church at Lanark. For the last few years Mr. and Mrs. James Cooney have resided with Mrs. Lynch on the home farm and have taken charge of the duties too arduous for one of Mrs. Lynch's years.

Those left to mourn her departure are three daughters, Mrs. C. E. Anderson (Nellie) of this village; Mrs. James Cooney (Kitty) of Lanark; Mrs. Angus Maxwell (Jessie) of Chippewa Falls; one son, Michael Lynch of Oregon; one brother, Pat Donahue of Minnesota and three sisters, Mrs. Ben Gilpin, Phillips, Price Co., Wis.; Mrs. Owen McHugh and Mrs. Pat Morgan, both of Seattle, Washington, and nine grandchildren. With the exception of Mrs. James Cooney, Mrs. C. E. Anderson and Mrs. Angus Maxwell, none of the relatives were present at the funeral. Mrs. Maxwell arrived in the village two weeks ago and has been assisting in the care of her mother.

Mr. Lynch passed away nineteen years ago.

Services were held yesterday (Wednesday) morning at 9:00 o'clock at St. Patrick's church at Lanark, Rev. John Gehl officiating and interment was made in the Lanark cemetery.


Michael Lynch

Reprinted from the Portage County Gazette, November 22, 1905. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MICHAEL LYNCH IS DEAD

Well Known Resident of Lanark and Pioneer of Portage County Passes Away After a Short Illness.

Michael Lynch, of Lanark, who was numbered among the pioneers of Portage county, died in that town, last Monday, after an illness of a few weeks. The direct cause of his death was paralysis. While Mr. Lynch's health had not been of the best for some time, he was confined to his home for only about three weeks, and the worst was not feared by family and friends until a few days before the end.

Michael Lynch was a native of County Limerick, Ireland, where he was born 68 years ago, and came to America with his parents when a small boy. His father died soon after their arrival in America, leaving a widow, one son and three daughters. All of these have now passed away with the exception of one, Mrs. John Ryan, whose home is in the town of Buena Vista, this county.

At the breaking out of the civil war, Mr. Lynch, who was then in Missouri, enlisted in Company M, 3rd Regiment Missouri Cavalry, and served until the close of the war, being mustered out as a corporal and was recognized as one of the bravest and most dashing young men in the entire regiment. When the battles were over and peace declared, he came to Stevens Point to join the other members of the family and lived here until along in the 70's, when he moved to the town of Lanark. In the meantime he had been married to Miss Mary Donahue, of this city. For over thirty years Lanark has been the family home, and besides his wife and sister, mentioned above, the deceased leaves two sons and four daughters. These are Michael, Jr., James, Kittie, Nellie and Jessie, of Lanark, and Mrs. Angus Maxwell, of Amherst.

Mr. Lynch was a wholesouled, good-hearted man, thoroughly upright and honest, although firm and unrelenting in his convictions. He was ever true to his family and friends, and no man would do more than he for a person whom he respected. In national politics he was a Republican, but in state and local affairs held friendship above partisanship. The announcement of his death will be read with regret by many readers of this paper.

The funeral was held from St. Patrick's Catholic church in Lanark this forenoon, members of the choir of St. Stephen's church in this city going down to assist in singing the mass.


William Lynch

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, February 18, 1893, front page. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

William Lynch

Our usually quiet village [Amherst] was thrown into a high state of excitement Monday last at about 2:30 o'clock P. M., by a brutal and disgraceful row, which resulted in the death by stabbing with a knife of William Lynch, son of Michael Lynch of Lanark, Wis., in front of the saloon on Mill street run by John Gibson. [Lengthy details of inquest omitted.]


Frank Kabachinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, May 27, 1932. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

MAN STRUCK BY TRAIN IS DEAD FROM INJURIES
Frank Kabachinski, Local Pioneer, Succumbs in Afternoon at Local Hospital

Injuries suffered by Frank Kabachinski, 316 Francis street, aged 78, Thursday
morning when he was struck by a Green Bay & Western train near the county garage
in the south part of the city while walking in the railroad track, resulted in his death
Thursday afternoon at 3:50 o’clock at St. Michaels hospital. In addition to lacerations and bruises on the head, Mr. Kabachinski suffered a probable skull fracture, the left lung was punctured and there were bruises on his back. He was tossed to one side of the track by the drawbar on the Lender of the engine as the train was backing to Plover, and was immediately picked up by the train crew, which summoned an ambulance.

Struck From Behind

Mr. Kabachinski was unconscious and did not regain consciousness. His condition
was pronounced critical when he was admitted to the hospital. He walked with the
aid of a cane, was hard of hearing and apparently did not hear the train as it
approached from his back. Members of the train crew did not see him until after he
had been struck. The engineer, Joseph Brey, noticed Mr. Kabachinski just as he was
thrown to one side of the engine. The engineer quickly brought his train to a stop.

Pioneer Resident

Mr. Kabachinski who was a pioneer resident of Portage county, was born on
June 22, 1863, in Poland. His marriage to Rosalie Sczeany took place in Poland
more than 50 years ago and a few years after their marriage they came to this country
with their little son. They settled in the town of Linwood, in the Mill Creek district,
which was at the time forest land. They cleared a small farm and resided there until
25 years ago when they sold the land and moved to Stevens Point. During 13 years
of their residence in Linwood Mr. Kabachinski was employed at a saw mill in Stevens
Point, walking the five mile from his home to the mill here every day. During the
years he was not employed at the sawmill he frequently spent winters working in
the northern woods. He was retired from active work the past 15 years.

Leaves Widow, Children

Mr. Kabachinski is survived by his widow, four sons and one daughter, Stephen,
315 Bliss avenue, Nicholas, 320 Francis street, John, at home, Felix, 808 East avenue,
and Mrs. Joseph Janikowski, 431 Water street. Two daughters and a son died in infancy,
a son Casimer, died in 1914, and another son, Martin died in November, 1930.
Mr. Kabachinski leaves 15 grandchildren.

Funeral Saturday

Funeral services will be held at 9 o’clock Saturday morning at St. Stanislaus church
and burial will take place in the Guardian Angel cemetery. The body is at the Prais
funeral home.


Rose Chesney Kabachinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, July 28, 1937. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Mrs. Rose Kabachinski

Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Kabacinski, 77, who died Tuesday morning at 10:50 o'clock at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Kabachinski, 320 Francis street, will be held Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock at St. Stanislaus' church. Burial will take place in Guardian Angel cemetery. The body is at the Prais funeral home where the rosary will be said tonight and Thursday night at 7:30 o'clock.

Mrs. Kabacinski had been in ill health for more than two years and was confined to bed most of the time for the past year. Her condition became serious last Wednesday.

A native of Poland, Mrs. Kabacinski was born on August 29, 1859. Her maiden name was Rose Chesney. She was married to Frank Kabacinski in Poland when she was 19 years old. Mr. Kabacinski came to this country five years after his marriage and established a home on a farm in the town of Carson and a short time later he was joined here by is wife. The couple lived on the farm in Carson until about 30 years ago when they moved to Stevens Point. Mr. Kabacinski was killed on the Green Bay railroad on May 26, 1933, when he was hit by a train.

Surviving are five children, Mrs. Joseph Janikowski, 431 Water street, Steve, 315 Bliss avenue, Nicolas, 320 Francis street, John of Stevens Point and Peter, 930 Ellis street; a sister, Mrs. Phyllis Drapes, 715 Union street; 18 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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Reprinted from the Sevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday July 31, 1937.

Funereal of Mrs. Kabachinski

Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Kabachinski, who died Tuesday morning at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Kabachinski, 320 Francis street, were held Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock at St. Stanislaus church.  Rev. F.A. Nowak officiated at a requiem high mass and Rev. Hubert Woyak conducted the services at eh grace in Guardian Angel cemetery.

The pall bearers were Fred Gises, Loius Giese, Stephen Casperson, Victor Liebe, Joseph Woyak and Stephen Okonek


John Kabachinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, January 11, 1958. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

John Kabachinski

A resident here most of his life, John Kabachinski, 58, died at 4:45 a.m. today in the Portage County Infirmary. He was a resident employee there the past five years.

Services will be at 8 a.m. Monday in St Peter's Catholic Church. Burial will be later in Guardian Angel Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dzikoski Funeral Home from 2 p.m. Sunday.

The general rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

He was born in the Town of Carson April 6, 1899, a son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Frank Kabachinski. The family moved to Stevens Point during his childhood, and he was educated here.

As a young man, he was employed in the logging industry in northern Wisconsin. He was later employed locally, and in the Waupaca area for nine years.

He returned to Stevens Point and six years ago became a patient at the infirmary. For the past five years, he had been a janitor there.

Surviving ar a sister, Mrs. Joseph Janiskowski, 431 Water St., and three brothers, Stephen, 315 Bliss Ave., Nick, 320 Francis St., and Felix, 122 Jefferson St.

Two brothers preceded him in death. He was never married.

Lorraine Moeschler Kabat

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, November 7, 1973. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Mrs. F.F. (Pete) Kabat

Mrs. F.F. (Pete) Kabat, 63, 1732 Jefferson St., died at 6:16 p.m. Tuesday t St. Michael's Hospital. She became ill while on business at the rectory of St. Ladislaus' Catholic Church, Bevent, and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call today at the Crosby Funeral Home, where the Knights of Columbus, of which her husband is a member, will say a rosary at 7:30 p.m. St. Cecilia's Court 185 of the National Catholic Society of Foresters, of which she was as member, will pray with the general rosary at 8 p.m.

The former Lorraine Moeschler was born May 23, 1910, in Stevens Point, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs., Henry Moeschler. She attended St. Joseph's Grade School and graduated from Emerson High School in 1928. She married F.F. (Pete) Kabat on Sept. 14, 1931, at St Joseph's Church.

Her husband, a retired barber, survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Charlene) Gosbe, Racine, Mrs. John (Kay) Worzalla, Route 5, Stevens Point, and Susan Kabat, Madison; one son, Peter Kabat, 718 Portage St.; two brothers, the Rev. William Moeschler, Peru, South America, and Leonard, 1741 McCullock St., and one sister, Mrs. Mary Oettinger, 2008 Jefferson St.

Preceding her n death were her parents.

Mrs. Kabat won the Bishop's Medal for CCD work in the La Crosse Diocese and received a special award in 1972 for outstanding work in St. Joseph's Parish.

She was as former president of the Portage County Deanery and the Stevens Point Catholic Woman's Club, as well as past recording secretary of the La Crosse Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.

Mrs. Kabat was a member of St. Joseph's Parish Council and the parish's cemetery committee. She also belonged to St. Ann's Society.

A memorial has been established in Mrs. Kabat's name.


Casimer Kobicinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, June 13, 1914. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Funeral services for Casimer Kobicinski, who passed away at his home, 742 Michigan avenues, at 5:30 o'clock Thursday evening, were held at 8:30 o'clock Saturday at St. Peter's church, Rev. S.A. Elbert officiating. The pallbearers were N.M. Urbanowski, Peter Eickendorf, F.A. Lasecki, Frank Konopacki, Adam Mancheski and Paul Woznicki.

The death of Mr. Kobicinski followed an illness of nearly two years duration. A severe attack of pneumonia developed into consumption and he steadily failed, being confined to his bead much of the time. Mr. Kobicinski was thirty-one years of age and was born in Germany. He came to Stevens Point about eight years ago, prior to which he resided for about twenty yeas on a farm in the town of Carson. He was a carpenter by trade.

Surviving are his widow, formerly Miss Julia Sikorski of this city, and two sons, Raymond, age six, and Edward, aged three. He also leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kobicinski, a sister, Mrs. Louise Janikowski, and five brothers, Martin, Stephen, Nicholas, John and Felix Kobicinski, all of whom reside in this city.


Felix Kabat

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, March 5, 1996. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Felix Kabat

Felix Frank "Pete" Kabat, 90, died Monday, March 4, 1996, at River Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. Lyle Schulte and the Rev. William Moeschler will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Boston Funeral Home. A general rosary will be said at 7 p.m. joined by the Knights of Columbus of which he was a member. An Elks ritual will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friends may also call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the St. Joseph Family Center. There will be a memorial established in his name.

Mr. Kabat was born on June 29, 1905, in Mill Creek, to the late Frank and Rose (Szczesny) Kabachinski. He grew up and attended area schools.

He was married to Lorraine E. Moeschler on Sept. 14, 1931, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. She died Nov. 6, 1973. He was married to Dorothy Kluck on Feb. 14, 1976, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. She died March 18, 1993.

Mr. Kabat, a barber for 52 years, owned and operated Pete's Barbershop in the Southside Business District and retired in 1975. He was a member of St. Joseph catholic Church, St. Joseph Choir, the Holy Name Society and Knights of Columbus Council 1170.

He was a charter member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, past president and founding member of the Southside Business Association, Izaak Walton League, American Association of Retired People, and a 50 year member of the Elks Club B.P.O.E. 641.

In the early 1950s, he was in a barbershop quartet, which put out an album and sang on a local radio station. In 1972, he was honored by the Southside Business Association at a Founders Day program.

He was a dedicated trout flyfisherman, and enjoyed hunting and bowling. In the 1930s, he won a tennis championship in Stevens Point, and was s member of a championship volleyball team. He also enjoyed golf and was awarded a trophy for scoring hole-in-one during a tournament.

Survivors include two daughters, Charlene (John) Gosbee, Medford, and Susan Kabat, Madison; one son, Peter Kabat, Stevens Point; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, one great-grandchild, five brothers and one sister.


Louise Kabachinski Janikowski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, August 14, 1979. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Janikowski services

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Janikowski, 90, formerly of 1544 Water St., will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. The Rev. Thomas Mullen will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Dzikowski Funeral Home. The general rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m.

Mrs. Janikowski died Monday morning at the Portage County Home. She had been ill the past six months.

She was born Dec. 3, 1888, in the town of Carson, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kabachinski. She attended town of Carson school and moved to Stevens Point with her family as a young woman.

She married Joseph Janikowski at St. Peters Church. The couple settled in Stevens Point and he was employed at Marathon Bait Co. He died April 17, 1964.

Before entering Portage County Home, Mrs. Janikowski lived with her niece, Sue Koshollek, 1317 Matilda St., who she raised as an infant.

Survivors include two sons, Robert, Amery, and Leonard, Portage; one brother, F.F. (Pete) Kabot, 3109 Ellis St.; 20 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.

One daughter, two sons and five brothers preceded her in death.


Verona Pionkowski Kabachinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, November 14, 1972. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Mrs. Kabachinski

Funeral services for Mrs. Verona Kabachinski, 76, 1024A Phillips St., who died early Monday, will be held at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Stephen’s Catholic Church. The Rev. James Schaefer will officiate. Burial will be the parish cemetery.  Visitation is at the Dzikoski Funeral Home, where a general rosary will be recited at 7 o’clock tonight.

The former Verona Pionkowski was born Oct. 30, 1896, in New Hope, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pionkowski.

She married Stephen Kabachinski on May 1, 1917, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Stevens Point. The then resided at 517 Bliss Ave. until Mr. Kabachinski died in 1971.

Mrs. Kabachinski then moved into the home of her daughter, Mrs. James (Evelyn) McGill, 1024A Philips St.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. James (Regina) Spreda, 1016 Phillips St., and Mrs. McGill; one son Leonard, Menomonee Falls; 12 grandchildren and on great grand-child.

Mrs. Kabachinski was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and five sisters.

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Article published in the Monday, November 13, 1972 issue of the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Actual date of death: Monday, November 13, 1972

Mrs. Kabachinski

Mrs. Stephen (Verona) Kabachinski, 76, of 1024A Phillips St., Was pronounced dead at St. Michael’s Hospital today after becoming ill in her home.

Funeral arrangements have been schedules tentatively for 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. The Dzikoski Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Mrs. Kabachinski lived with her daughter, Mrs. Evelyn McGill.


Harry P. Laszewski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, December 27, 1994. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Harry Laszewski

Harry P. Laszewski, 76, Madison, formerly of Stevens Point, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 1994, at his home.

Services will be at noon Wednesday at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, Madison. The Rev. Wilfred Schuster will officiate. Friends may call after 10 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the church. Joyce Funeral Home, Madison, is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Stevens Point.

He worked for more than 40 years with the American Milk Producers Inc. He represented farmers as a lobbyist and served as an editor of the Dairy Dispatch.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II in the South Pacific from 1942 to 1945.

He was married to Margaret Walker in 1945. She died in 1967. He was married to Gertrude Baldauf Telofilo in 1988. She survives.

Survivors besides his wife include two daughters, Christine, (Robert) Selk, Madison, and Amy (Greg) Meyer, Madison; two sons, Michael (Ellen), Mission Viejo, Calif., and Matthew (Marina), Madison; three stepdaughters, Patricia (Clyde) Moser, Fond u Lac, and Marcia Teofilo, Oshkosh; tow step-sons, Michael (Leigh Ann) Teofilo, Oconomowoc, and Thoma (Amy) Teofilo, Fond du Lac; five grand-children; five step grandchildren; one sister, Delores (Vernon) Richmond, Stevens Point; and one brother, Alfred (Gertrude), Neenah.

He was preceded in death by one brother.


Nick Kabachinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, October 2, 1978. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Nick F. Kabachinski

Nick F. Kabahcniski, 82, formerly of 1024 Francis St., died Saturday afternoon at the Portage County Home following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held 10 p.m. Tuesday at St. Stephens Catholic Church. The Rev. Thomas E. Mullen will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call now at the Dzikoski Funeral Hone. St. Stephen's Altar Society and the Catholic Daughters if America will join with the general rosary at 7 p.m., and Berens-Scribner Post No. 6 American Legion, and Portage County Barracks 1782, Veterans of World War 1, will hold a combined ritual at 7:30. A memorial fund has been established in his name.

Mr. Kabachinski was born March 30, 1896, in the Town of Carson, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kabachinski. He was one of about a half dozen surviving members of Troop 1, 1st Wisconsin Cavalry, which left Stevens Point for World War I service in 1917. He was a blacksmith in the troop, which later became Battery E, 120th Field Artillery, and served in France. He was discharged in May 1919.

He married Helen Eiden on Feb. 3, 1920, at St. Stephens Church. The couple settled in Stevens Point and he was employed by the Soo Line for a few years before going to Consolidated Papers Inc., Wisconsin River Division, where he worked for 37 years until he retired 1961.

His wife died July 29, 1966.

Survivors include five daughters, Ethel Kabachinski, 1024 Francis St., Mrs. Robert (Irene) Eiden, 2229 Dixon St., Mrs. Thomas (Dorothy) Schultz, 1217 Franklin St., Mrs. Lorraine Schultz, 1617 East Ave., and Mrs. Richard (Eleanor) Wimme, 3000 Jordan Lane; one sister, Mrs. Louise Janikowski, Portage County Home; one brother F.F. (Pete) Kabat, 3109 Ellis St.; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Four brothers preceded him in death.


Stephen Kabachinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, September 11, 1971. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Stephen Kabachinski

Stephen J. Kabachinski, 77, 517 Bliss Ave., died at 1 a.m. today at St. Michael's Hospital. He had been a patient there since Aug. 22, when he underwent major surgery.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. The Rev. Thomas Mullen will officiate. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dzikoski Funeral Home, where a general rosary will be recited at 7:30.

Mr. Kabachinski was born Dec. 9, 1893, in the Town of Linwood, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kabachinski. As a child, his family moved to Stevens Point.

He married Veronica Pionkowski on May 1, 1917, at St. Peter's Catholic Church. After their marriage, they settled at their present address.

Mr. Kabachinski was employed by Normington's Laundry for 34 years until his retirement in 1967.

Survivors include his wife, Veronica; one son, Leonard, Menomonee Falls; two daughters, Mrs. James (Regina) Spreda, 1016 Phillips St., and Mrs. Evelyn McGill, 1024A Phillips St., 12 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Louise Janikowski, 1544 Water St., two brothers, Nick, 1924 Francis St., and F.F. (Pete) Kabot, 1732 Jefferson St.

Mr. Kabachinski was preceded in death by three brothers.


Edward G. Jacobson

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, December 19, 1938. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Second Death Results From Accident On 66
Edward Jacobson, 27, Owner of Car, Dies; Cychosz Funeral Tuesday

Edward G. Jacobson, 27, of 735 South Michigan avenue, died at St. Michael's hospital at 6:05 p.m., Sunday, of injures received Friday night in an automobile accident on Highway 66 a mile east of Polonia in which Miss Pauline Cychosz, 17, was instantly killed and her sister, Mrs. Francese Lepak, received serious injuries.

The driver of the car, Otto Schneck, 25, escaped with minor cuts and bruises on the face and head when the car, a Ford V-8 coach belonging to Jacobson, hurtled 73 feet through the air after hitting a ditch of an intersection road.

Jury Views Bodies

A coroner's jury consisting of Carl Larson, J.M. Marshall, John Jakusz, John Zyika, V.A. Landowski and Klemens Prais viewed the body of Miss Cychosz Saturday afternoon and Jacobson's body this afternoon. Coroner Victor S. Prais and District Attorney A.J. Aschenbrener said and inquest will be held later.

Mrs. Lepak received a broken arm, a shoulder injury and severe cuts and bruises about the face and head. The car was totally wrecked, being consumed by fire after being badly damaged in the accident.

Ninth This Year

Jacobson's death was the ninth automobile fatality in Portage county this year. None of the nine fatal accidents involved more than one motor vehicle.

Jacobson's skull was fractured and he suffered other injuries.

Born in Stevens Point

Mr. Jacobson was born on May 15, 1911 in Stevens Point and had lived here all of his life. He attended school here and was graduated from the Stevens Point High school in 1931. After attending an electrical refrigeration school in Chicago for a year he was employed at the Wisconsin River Paper and Pulp company until 1936. Since that time he had been a representative of the Metropolitan Life Insurance company. He was a son of the late Mrs. Julia Jacobson.

His marriage to Grace Witkowski of Stevens Point took place on October 28, 1935, at St. Stanislaus church.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Eileen Kay, and a brother, Ray V. Jacobson, Stevens Point, Route 4.

Funeral Wednesday

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Stanislaus church and burial will follow in the family lot in Guardian Angel cemetery. The body is at the Crosby funeral home where it will remain until the time of the funeral. The rosary will be said Tuesday night at 8 o'clock.

Funeral services for Miss Cychosz will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at Sacred Heart church at Polonia as burial will take place in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Prais funeral home.


Martin (Archie) Kabachinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, November 21, 1930. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Archie B. Kabachinski

Archie B. Kabachinski, who was known as Martin Kabachinski, a former resident of Stevens Point, died at the Theda Clark hospital at Neenah at 2:30 o'clock Thursday morning. The case of his death was appendicitis and heart failure. He was ill but a sort time and underwent an operation at the Neenah hospital last Saturday.

Mr. Kabachinski, who was the owner of the Depot barber shop at Neenah, was 38 years of age. He was born in the town of Linwood on June 11, 1892. After spending his boyhood in Linwood he came to Stevens Point and learned the barber trade in the former shop of Frank Urowski. He had been located in Neenah since October, 1929.

The remains were being accompanied here from Neenah by train this afternoon. The funeral will be held at St. Stephen's church at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. The rosary will be said at the Boston funeral home at 8 o'clock this evening.

Mr. Kabachinski was married twice. His first wife was Miss Julia Zakrzewski. She died in 1917. There was one child by this marriage, a daughter, Sophie, age 13. He was married a second time, on May 14, 1919, to Miss Marie Maslowski, who survives him, as do two daughters, Pearl and Marion, ages ten and six years respectively. He also leave his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kabachinski, 116 Francis street; one sister, Mrs. Joseph Janikowski, 413 Water street , and four brothers, Felix and John, at the family home here, Mick, 120 Francis street, and Stephen, 315 Bliss avenue.


Helen Eiden Kabachinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, July 30, 1966. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Mrs. N Kabchinski

Mrs Nick F. Kabachinski, 68, 1024 Francis St, died at 4:15 p.m. Friday at St. Michael's Hospital, where she was admitted as a patient that morning, following a heart attack.

The former Helen Eiden, she was born Aug. 2, 1897, in the Town of New Hope, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Eiden. On Feb. 3, 1920, she married Nick Kabachinski at St. Stephens Catholic Church.

The Couple settled in Stevens Point where they have made their home at the present address for the past 40 years. Mr. Kabachinski was employed at the Wisconsin River Division of the Consolidated Papers, Inc., until his retirement in 1961.

Mrs. Kabachinski was a member of St. Stephen's Parish Alter Society.

She is survived by her husband; five daughters, Miss. Ethel Kabachinski, at home, Mrs. Robert (Irene) Eiden, 2229 Dixon St., Mrs. Thomas (Dorothy) Schultz, 1217 Franklin St., Mrs. Norbert (Larraine) Schultz, 1617 East Ave., and Mrs. Richard (Eleanor) Wimme, 2533 Prais St.; two brothers, Adolf, Town of New Hope, and Benedict, 2741 Water St.; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Ebel, 2701 Center St., and Mrs. Margaret Giese, 2133 Prairie St,; and 20 grandchildren.

Her parents, one brother and two sisters precede her in death.

Funeral services are scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stephens Catholic Church, with burial to follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday at the Dzikoski Funeral Home, where the Catholic Daughters of America, of which Miss Ethel Kabachinski is a member, will recite a rosary at 7:30 Monday night, followed by a general rosary at 8:00.


Juliana Sakiczki Kabachinski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, July 28, 1917. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Mrs. Martin Kabachinski

Mrs. Martin Kabachinski, 911 West street, died Sunday morning at 1 o'clock from diphtheria. She was 21 years of age.

The deceased was born in Pennsylvania, May 2, 1896. When she was quite young she moved with her parents to a farm just outside of the city. She was married September 18, 1916, to Martin Kabachinski. Her maiden name being Juliana Sakiczki.

Besides the husband, there are left a month-old daughter, Sophie, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Sakiczski, five brothers, Joseph of Antigo, Theodore, Frank, Leo, Henry, at home on the farm, and six sisters, Mrs. Felix Somers, Rose of Antigo, Pearl, Tillie, Agnes and Martha.

The funeral services were private and were held at the house Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment was in St. Peter's cemetery.


Catherine Laughlin Lally

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, March 8, 1900. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Died in Rhinelander

A telegram received in the city today contains the sad news of the death of Mrs. Martin E. Lally, which occurred at her home in Rhinelander last evening. The cause of her death was not stated in the message. Mr. and Mrs. Lally formerly lived here, where they had a large circle of friends, who will be very sorry to hear of her untimely death.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, March 9, 1900:

Funeral Sunday

Mrs. Lally, who died Wednesday at Rhinelander, was born in the town of Stockton about 40 years ago, being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Laughlin, the former for some years deceased and the latter now residing with her son at Marshfield. She was married nearly 25 years ago in this city to Martin E. Lally. About a dozen years ago they moved to Rhinelander, where they have since resided, Mr. Lally being employed in the mills there. Beside her husband she leaves a family of six children; also a brother and five sisters, Mrs. John McGinley of Almond, Dennis Laughlin of Marshfield, Mrs. Pat Ryan and Mrs. Michael O'Keefe of Custer, Mrs. George Woodworth of this city and Mrs. Thos. Trevitt of Ironwood.

The funeral will be held Sunday at Rhinelander.

Mr. Lally is a brother of Anthony Lally of Custer.

Dennis Laughlin

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, November 1, 1918. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DENNIS LAUGHLIN DIED IN DORCHESTER

Former Resident of Stockton Township Passes Away in Northern Village

Dennis Laughlin, one of Stockton township's most prominent citizens twenty years ago, died at his home at Dorchester after an illness of long duration.

He was the only son of Patrick Laughlin and was born on August 9, 1853. When he was still a baby his family moved from the east to the town of Stockton, being one of the first families to come to this part of the county, and settled on a large farm there.

Mr. Laughlin was married in the town of Stockton to Miss Margaret Conniff, and twenty years ago moved from there to Marshfield. After spending several years at Marshfield, he went to Dorchester, where he lived until death. Shortly after removal to Dorchester, his wife died. A few years later he was again married. His second wife survives him. Mr. Laughlin had a large family of children now scattered about the middle west and west.

The deceased was the only son of his parents' family. He had four sisters, one of whom is dead. She was Mrs. Martin Lally of Rhinelander, who died a number of years ago. Mrs. Michael O'Keefe, who lives two miles out of Custer, Mrs. Mary McGinley of Buena Vista, Mrs. Thomas Trebba of Ironwood, and Mrs. George Woodworth of San Francisco, are the remaining sisters.

The remains will be brought to Custer Saturday on Soo train No. 12, and the funeral will be held immediately afterward. Burial will take place at Custer.


Margaret Cullen Laughlin

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, March 29, 1906. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. PATRICK LAUGHLIN

Former Resident of Stockton Dies At Dorchester From Old Age.

Mrs. Patrick Laughlin, for many years a resident of the town of Stockton, died at the home of her son, Dennis, at Dorchester at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning as the result of old age and a slight indisposition. The end came suddenly and unexpectedly. Only the evening before she seemed quite well and participated at the family board as usual.

Margaret Cullen was born in Ireland June 10, 1826, and was married in her native land to Patrick Laughlin. They came to this country soon after their marriage and lived for a time in New York state. In 1854 they came to Wisconsin and settled on a farm northeast of Custer in the town of Stockton, which continued to be the family home up to and about six years ago, when the old homestead was sold and Dennis, her only son, moved to Marshfield, taking her with him. Two years later they removed to Dorchester. Mr. Laughlin died at the old home many years ago.

He was one of the pioneer settlers in that locality and at one time owned an immense farm with a fine stone residence and suitable out buildings and was one of the leading farmers of the town. Mrs. Laughlin was a woman of many excellent qualities and was highly regarded in the community.

Mr. and Mrs. Laughlin are survived by six children. They are Mrs. Mary McGinley of the town of Grant, Dennis Laughlin of Dorchester, Mrs. P. Ryan and Mrs. O'Keefe of Custer, Mrs. George Woodworth of Helena, Mont., and Mrs. Thomas Tribet of Ironwood, Mich. Another daughter, who formerly lived in this city, Mrs. M. Lally, died a few years ago at Rhinelander.

The body of Mrs. Laughlin passed through here this afternoon, en route to Custer, where it was taken to the Ryan home adjoining the station. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's church at Custer, Rev. Father Schwaebel officiating.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, March 31, 1906, front page:

Funeral of Mrs. Laughlin

The funeral of Mrs. Laughlin was held from St. Mary's church at Custer at 10 a.m. Friday, there being a large attendance of the old neighbors and friends from that vicinity. The pallbearers were A. Lally, M. Leary, J. Higgins, Wm. Cauley, William Leary and J. P. Deneen. Those from a distance who attended were Dennis Laughlin and son, Daniel, and daughters, Mrs. Kronschnabel and Miss Ruth, of Dorchester, and Mr. and Mrs. Tribet of Ironwood.

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our sincere thanks to the many friends who tendered their sympathy and assistance during our recent bereavement in the death of our beloved mother.--Dennis Laughlin and sisters.


Almirette Taylor Isherwood

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, October 12, 1910. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

ESTEEMED LADY GONE

Mrs. James Isherwood, of the Town of Plover, a Native of Wisconsin, Passes to Her Long Rest.

In the passing of Mrs. Jas. Isherwood, who died at the family homestead in the town of Plover last Saturday night, another of Portage county's best known and most beloved ladies has been called to her reward. Mrs. Isherwood's health had not been of the best for the past several years, in fact since the death of her husband, who passed away Feb. 13, 1904, but the immediate cause of her demise was due to a stroke of paralysis, which she received on Tuesday of last week, and thereafter until she died was confined to her bed, failing rapidly.

The deceased lady was born in Darien, Walworth county, this state, Feb. 5, 1843, and was therefore in the 68th years of her age. Her maiden name was Almirette Taylor and when a girl she came to Portage county with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Taylor. Dec. 5, 1862, she was married to Jas. Isherwood and the following year they purchased the farm south of the village of Plover, which has ever since been the family homestead, and where friends and acquaintances of the family were ever welcome, it being one of the most hospitable homes in Portage county. Mrs. Isherwood was truly a good woman and to know her was but to admire her pure character and love her for her many admirable traits of heart and head. Her work here below has been well done and a reward awaits her beyond. She is survived by her aged mother, Mrs. Geo. E. Taylor, seven children, Miss Clara, Edwin, George, James, Mrs. Jessie Grant and Mrs. Ellen Edwards, all of the town of Plover, and Henry R. Isherwood of Sturgeon Bay. She leaves three brothers, Fred I., and W. D. Taylor of Plover and Frank Taylor of Bowman, N. D., and one sister, Mrs. Albert Myers of this city.

The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the residence, Rev. R. W. North of the Methodist church of this city officiating, followed by interment in Plover cemetery.

Those who served as pallbearers were A. E. Bourn, H. A. Marlatt, Nye Simonds, Myron Baker, Hugh McGown, D. J. Hale.

The children were all present, including Henry R. Isherwood and family of Sturgeon Bay, and friends from a distance in attendance included Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Fay and daughter, Hugh McGown and Henry Edwards, Sr. of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Elmer Youmans of Westboro. Floral offerings were received from the following: Family, pillow; employes of H. R. Isherwood, roses; Mrs. Myers and daughters, roses; Mesdames Preville, Hodsdon and Sawyer, carnations; C. J. Fay and family, carnations; Mr. and Mrs. S. Iverson, carnations; Mrs. Belle Isherwood and family, carnations; Mrs. H. Bourn and Mrs. H. A. Marlatt, carnations; N. Simons and family, asters.


Anna Fay Isherwood

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, June 21, 1960. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Henry Isherwood

Funeral services were held last Friday morning at the Lupton Funeral Home at St. Louis, Mo., for Mrs. Henry Isherwood of St. Louis, who died at Banks Hospital there last Monday, June 13. Burial was made in Oak Lawn Cemetery at St. Louis.

Mrs. Isherwood, formerly of Plainfield, had been a resident of St. Louis for many years.

She was the former Anna Fay, daughter of the late C. J. Fay and Mrs. Fay, who lives at St. Petersburg, Fla. She was born on Aug. 31, 1885, and was married on Sept. 21, 1904, to Henry Isherwood of Plover.

She is survived by her husband and a son, Robert, of St. Louis, and her mother and two brothers, Charles and George, at St. Petersburg.

She was preceded in death by her father and a sister.

Mrs. Grace Grant of Plover, a sister of Mr. Isherwood, and Mr. and Mrs. Milvern Jacklin and Mr. and Mrs. Carrol Dakins, also of Plover, attended the funeral services at St. Louis.


Edwin Isherwood

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, March 7, 1962. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Edwin Isherwood

Edwin Isherwood, 92, a retired Town of Plover farmer, died this morning at 10:55 at the Portage County Infirmary where he had been a resident for the past five and one-half years.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Boston Funeral Home.


Henry Isherwood

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, March 24, 1969. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Henry R. Isherwood

Funeral services for Henry R. Isherwood, 87, Dousman, were held recently in St. Louis. Mr. Isherwood, a former Plover man, died last Wednesday at the Wisconsin Masonic Hospital in Dousman where he had been a patient since March 4.

Mr. Isherwood was born May 1, 1881 in Plover to Mr. and Mrs. James Isherwood Sr. He married Anna Fay of Plainfield in September, 1904, and he settled in Plainfield and worked for the Ingle & Anders Lumber Co. for several years prior to moving to Sawyer to work for the Sawyer-Goodwin Lumber Co.

He subsequently moved to St. Louis where he was employed by the Wood Treating Chemical Co. until his retirement in 1967.

Mrs. Isherwood preceded her husband in death in 1960. Mr. Isherwood moved upon retirement to the Masonic Home at Dousman.

He is survived by a son, Robert of St. Louis, and a sister, Mrs. Grace Grant of Plover.

He was preceded in death by his wife, two sisters, three brothers, a son and his parents.


Clara Isherwood

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, February 8, 1939. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Miss Clara Isherwood

Miss Clara Isherwood, 75, a life-long resident of the town of Plover, died Tuesday afternoon at 2:55 o'clock at the homestead farm. She had been ill and confined in bed since December 19 and prior to that time was in failing health for a month.

The eldest of seven children of James and Almirette Isherwood, pioneers of Plover, Miss Isherwood was born on October 19, 1863, at the present farm home where her parents located in stage coach days. She attended the district school there and lived her entire life at the home of her parents.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Edwards and Mrs. J. R. Grant of the town of Plover, the latter also residing at home, and four brothers, Edwin, James and George Isherwood of Plover and Henry Isherwood of St. Louis, Missouri.

Miss Isherwood was a member of the Isherwood Community Club and was an active supporter of it.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Boston funeral home. The body will be placed in a vault and burial will take place later in Plover cemetery. Rev. Arthur Johnson will officiate. The body is at the funeral home.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, February 10, 1939:

Funeral of Miss Isherwood

Funeral services for Miss Clara Isherwood, a lifelong resident of the town of Plover, who died Tuesday afternoon at the homestead farm, were held Thursday afternoon. Rev. Arthur Johnson officiated at a 2 o'clock service at the Boston funeral home. The remains were placed in a receiving vault and burial will take place in the spring in the Plover cemetery.

"Abide With Me" and "Jesus Savior Pilot Me" were sung by Mrs. John Medlyn and Mrs. Johnson. They were accompanied by Mrs. Emily Dietrich.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Isherwood of St. Louis, Missouri, a brother and sister-in-law, were here for the funeral.

Martin Lally

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, March 18, 1941. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Martin Lally

Martin Lally, age 85, Rhinelander, a boyhood resident of Stevens Point and widower of a daughter of a Portage county pioneer, died Friday night at 10:30 o'clock at St. Mary's hospital at Rhinelander. He had been a patient at the hospital since March 9.

Mr. Lally was born on October 10, 1855, in Fulton, Illinois, a son of Michael and Sabina Lally. The family moved to Stevens Point when he was a child. His marriage to Catherine Laughlin, a member of a pioneer Portage county family, took place on January 1, 1887. The couple located at Rhinelander where Mr. Lally began working for the Brown brothers Lumber company. He was associated with that firm in its logging and lumbering industries most of the time he was a resident of Rhinelander. During 1893 and 1894 he logged his own timber on the Flambeau river in Iron county.

Mr. Lally is survived by a son, Dr. Raymond Lally of Appleton, and four daughters, Mrs. Harold H. Kamps of Appleton, Mrs. J. R. McCarthy and Misses May and Grace Lally of Rhinelander. Mrs. Kamps, the former Virginia Lally, and Mrs. McCarthy, the former Evelyn Lally, were graduated from Central State Teachers college. Mrs. Lally preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic church at Rhinelander, Rev. Francis Bertram officiated.


Martin Loftis

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, November 5, 1890. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Martin Loftis

Martin Loftis, who died at his home in the town of Lanark, this county, last Wednesday night, has been a resident of Portage county for about thirty years. Coming from Indiana, he resided in the city for three or four years, residing on the west side of the river, and afterwards lived in the town of Stockton for a short time. Removing to Lanark and buying a farm, he has made that his home ever since. Mr. Loftis was born in Ireland about 55 years ago, and came to this country when a boy. He was married in Indiana, and leaves a family of a wife, seven boys and four girls, the youngest of whom is six years of age; all deeply deplore the loss of a good husband and father. For the past five years he had been in poor health, and for over a year was confined to the house continually, his death being caused by general debility. The funeral took place from the Catholic church in Lanark last Saturday forenoon, and was largely attended by old friends and neighbors.


Francis H. Lebrick

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, October 25, 1982. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Francis H. Lebrick

Francis H. Lebrick, 78, 4317 Poplar Drive, Plover, died Sunday at St. Michael's Hospital.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bronislava's Catholic Church, Plover, with the Rev. Charles Rasmussen officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Boston Funeral Home. The Knights of Columbus Council 1170 will combine with the St. Bronislava's Rosary Society for a rosary at 7:30 p.m. A Bible vigil will be at 8 p.m.

Mr. Lebrick was born Sept. 5, 1904, in Appleton, Minn., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lebrick. He moved to the town of Belmont as a child with his parents and attended school in almond. In 1926, he was married to Mary Carpenter at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, town of Lanark. She survives. The couple farmed in the Almond area until moving to Plover in 1940. Mr. Lebrick farmed there until retiring in 1974. He was a member of St. Bronislava's.

Survivors besides his wife include one daughter, Mrs. James (Margaret) Brooks, 2306 Gilman Drive, Plover; two sons, Laurel 2201 Green Drive, Plover, and Garland, Two Rivers; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, October 26, 1982:

Lebrick services

Services for Francis H. Lebrick, 78, 4317 Poplar Drive, Plover, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bronislava's Catholic Church, Plover. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Boston Funeral Home. The information for Mr. Lebrick, who died Sunday, was incorrectly reported in Monday's paper.


Mary Carpenter Lebrick

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, December 19, 1988. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mary Lebrick

Mary Lebrick, 85, 2204 Maple Drive, Plover, died this morning at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Boston Funeral Home.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, December 20, 1988:

Lebrick Services

Services for Mary L. Lebrick will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bronislava Catholic Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. The Rev. William Moeschler will officiate.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the Boston Funeral Home. A Bible vigil will be held at 6 p.m. The St. Bronislava Rosary Society, of which she was a member, will pray the rosary at 7 p.m.

Mrs. Lebrick, 85, 2204 Maple Drive, died at home Monday.

She was born Aug. 14, 1903, in the town of Almond, daughter of the late Oscar and Sarah Carpenter. She grew up in the towns of Almond and Buena Vista, attending grade school and high school in Almond.

She attended Stevens Point Normal School and received a teacher's certificate. She taught rural grade schools in the Blaine-Almond area for four years.

On May 12, 1926, she was married to Francis H. Lebrick at St. Patrick Catholic Church in the town of Lanark. He died Oct. 24, 1982.

They had lived on a farm on Poplar Drive in Plover for more than 40 years.

Mrs. Lebrick was a member of St. Bronislava Catholic Church, was a past member and first secretary of the church's parish council and taught CCD for 13 years at the church. She was also a past member of the Retired Teachers Association and the South Plover Homemakers Club, and was a current member of the Plover Senior Citizens. She enjoyed making ceramics.

Survivors include one daughter, Margaret (James) Brooks, 2306 Gilman Drive, Plover; one son, Laurel (Helen), 2201 Green Drive, Plover; three sisters, Rowena Arno, Menasha, Hazel (Francis) Fellner, Beaver Dam, and Marcella (Henry) Muench, Milwaukee; two brothers, Hugo (Dolores) Carpenter, Wausau, and Reuben (Winniferd) Carpenter, Almond; 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son and two brothers.


John Koltz

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday September 29, 1927. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Former Sharon Man Dies

John Koltz, for many years a resident of the town of Sharon, this county, and who in 1880 married Miss Helen Eiden, a member of one of the best known families in that township, died at his home in Wausau Tuesday evening, aged 73 years. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's church, Wausau, Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, with interment in a cemetery there.

Surviving are his widow and six sons and daughters, John, Margaret, Marie, Frances, Walter and Elenore Koltz, all of Wausau, and a brother, Peter Koltz of Arnott.

The deceased was an engineer for many years before he located on a farm in Sharon. He retired five years ago and moved to Wausau.

James Isherwood

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, February 13, 1904. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

JAMES ISHERWOOD

Well Known Resident of Plover Dies At Plainfield.

James Isherwood died at his home in Plainfield, early this morning as the result of a general break down due to age. He has been in ill health for several years. He was 71 years of age.

Mr. Isherwood was a well known farmer of the town of Plover, where he had owned for many years a fine farm, well equipped and stocked. In October last he removed from his farm to Plainfield where his youngest son, H. R. Isherwood, is employed by Ingle & Anders.

Mr. Isherwood was born in Ramsbottom, Lancashire, near Manchester, England, on Jan. 17, 1833. He remained in that country until he came to America. From Milwaukee he drove an ox team to Portage and walked from there to Wausau, where he had a sister.

On Dec. 5, 1862, he married Miss Almirette Taylor, a daughter of George E. Taylor of Plover. The following year he opened the cottage Inn, which he kept until the advent of the railroads changed the mode of travel from the stage to the early coach.

During the time he was located at Wausau Mr. Isherwood was engaged in making shingles and running the river. In 1863 he purchased the farm in Plover, where he had made his home ever since until last October. It is said that he was the first man to bring a threshing machine into the county.

The deceased is survived by a widow and seven children: Clara, Mrs. Ellen Edwards, Edwin, James, George, Henry and Grace. Miss Clara, Henry and Miss Grace lived with their parents at Plainfield. Edwin and James are operating farms of their own in Plover and Mrs. Edwards are managing the old homestead. Besides his immediate family, the deceased is survived by a brother, Henry, and sister, Mrs. Mary Colthurst of this city, and another sister, Mrs. Charles Webster, who is still in England. The late Mrs. Jonas White was also a sister.

The funeral will be held Monday at 1 o'clock from the old home in the town of Plover, the interment following in the Plover village cemetery.

Henry Isherwood went down to Plainfield this morning to see his brother but did not arrive until after his death. A message was received by him Friday announcing his brother's serious illness.

Peter C. Kelly

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, January 16, 1905. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DEATH OF PETER KELLY

Sudden Terminus of Life of Well Known Business Man.

Peter Kelly died very suddenly at 830 Main Street at 7 o'clock Monday morning under unusual and regrettable circumstances. He arose that morning at about 6 o'clock and kindled the fires and had his sons called in order to go and open the store and get the mail. He then went back to bed and told Mrs. Kelly the he was 'awful sick' and complained of a pain across his back. Drs. Rood and Rice were sent for but they arrived too late to be of any service. From the symptoms reported to them they announced the death due to heart trouble. Death occurred within half an hour from his first complaint of feeling ill.

Worried over unfortunate business affairs he spent Sunday at his home in a state of nervous collapse, being confined to his bed throughout the day. He had no particular complaint. He was just heart sick and discouraged over his affairs. Dr. Rood, the family physician, says that Mr. Kelly had had some slight heart trouble for some time but he did not regard the case as at all alarming. He thinks that the heart affection was aggravated by his recent business troubles.

Two years ago, Mr. Kelly resigned his position as janitor at the Normal School and organized the firm of Kelly & Clunis, undertakers and dealers in furniture. Mr. Clunis disappeared suddenly shortly after the firm opened for business and Mr. Kelly has since conducted the business alone, trading under the name of the Kelly Furniture & Undertaking Co. Pitted against strong competition and inexperience in the business he found the odds heavily against him and with limited capital the struggle proved too much for him. For some time it has been generally known among his friends that he was in hard straits which curbed his ability to borrow sufficient funds to carry on the business successfully.

Hoping always for the development of trade which would place the business on a paying basis, he stuck to it with probably more courage than wisdom. Being secretary of St. Stephen's Catholic Church, he in a weak moment used a part of the funds belonging to the church, expecting to replace them at the proper time but in this he was disappointed and when the time of settlement came he found himself short with no immediate resources for liquidating the shortage. Being pressed for a settlement he made a desperate effort to raise the funds on Saturday but was unsuccessful. Sunday morning public announcement of his shortage was made to the congregation from the altar in the church. It is stated that he anticipated this announcement would be made, and to this fact his condition on Sunday is attributed.

Peter Kelly was at heart a most honorable and highly respected man and citizen and all will regret that his experience with the frenzied finance of these later days should have proved his undoing. A little more leniency on the part of his creditors, a little good advice and perhaps a little assistance from friends who would be glad to help out in any advisable plan to raise him out of his financial difficulties would have left him to enjoy

many years of happiness and prosperity with his family, but as is commonly the case the true state of affairs was not learned until too late. None believe that Mr. Kelly ever appropriated the church's money to his own use with any purpose except to repay it in full.

The deceased was a strictly temperate man, diligent in business, a hard worker, an economist and possessed seemingly of all the attributes that should enter into the successful business man and yet he failed. He probably erred in judgment in starting into business with his inexperience and against such strong local competition, but this is a common error.

The Kelly store is located in the Atwell block at the corner of Main Street and Strongs Avenue, it being one of the most conspicuous locations in the city. He sold a general line of furniture and also was engaged in the undertaking business

Mr. Kelly is reported to have carried $6,000 life insurance. The amount due from him to the church was about $550.

Mr. Kelly was born in Montreal, Canada on Sept.1, 1854, but came to Wisconsin about 22 years ago and for a time was engaged as an engineer on the Central [rail road]. Later he was employed for a time as a superintendent of construction for the same company. He was also employed for a time on the city police force. In 1894, he was appointed janitor at the Normal School, a position which he held for eight years and filled to the eminent satisfaction of all concerned. He was especially well liked by the students and through them enjoyed quite an extensive acquaintance throughout the state. He resigned that position two years ago to go into business for himself.

On Oct.19, 1885, he married Miss Nellie Moore of this city, who with six children survive him. The children are Frank, Earl, Susie, Grace, Helen and Norman, the oldest being seventeen and the youngest seven years of age. He also leaves four brothers and three sisters, Bernard of Green Bay, Frank of Carsonville, Mich., Michael of Detroit, Terry of Saginaw, Mich., Mrs. John Thornton of Saginaw, Mrs. Anthony Pegnetti of Forester, Mich., and Miss Kittie Burke of Green Bay, the last named being a half sister.

The funeral arrangements cannot be announced until after the relatives are heard from.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, January 19, 1905:

FUNERAL SERVICES

Remains of Peter Kelly Laid to Rest After Impressive Ceremonies.

The funeral of the late Peter Kelly was held at 9:30 this morning from St. Stephen's Catholic church, the services being conducted by Father Rice. The church was crowded to the doors with people who came to do the last honors for their friend and neighbor, the members of the different orders to which deceased belonged turning out in large numbers. Orders which were represented were the Foresters and both branches of the Catholic Knights, there being over 100 members present. The officers of the city also attended in a body and the Normal school faculty was also represented by a delegation composed of Pres. Pray, Prof. Culver, Prof. Sanford, Prof. Collins, Mrs. Bradford, Prof. Sechrist of the Normal proper, and Miss Quinn of the training department, and Albert Landowski, who was Mr. Kelly's able assistant while the latter was employed in the building.

The procession from the church was a very long one, made up of members of the different orders and carriages, occupied by members of the family and friends, the city officials and friends without number.

The pallbearers were selected from the different organizations as follows: A. J. Cunneen, M. Cassidy, J. W. Glennon, D. J. Leahy, Jas. Welch and Wm. Black.

During the service Miss Edith Serven sang "Ave Marie."

The service consisted simply of the requiem mass and hymn. There was no sermon or remarks.

Mr. Kelly's aged mother, who lives at Carsonville, Mich., who was already prostrated b y the death of her husband some three weeks ago, was unable to attend. His other brothers were also detained at home by illness.

The relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were Terry Kelly of Saginaw and Bernard Kelly of Green Bay, and the latter's children Sylvanus and Miss Birdie, Thomas Moore of Rhinelander, Mr. and Mrs. John Dineen and family of Arnott and Peter Doyle of Rhinelander.

His brothers returned to their homes this afternoon.


Frances Coniff Kronenwetter

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, April 29, 1913. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DIED LAST SUNDAY

Mrs. Henry Kronenwetter Answers Call at Marathon County Home.

Mrs. Henry Kronenwetter, formerly Miss Frances Conniff of the town of Stockton, passed away at her home in the town of Kronenwetter, Marathon county, Sunday, after a brief illness with acute kidney trouble.

Mrs. Kronenwetter was born and raised near Custer station, this county, and was about forty years of age. Her father, John Conniff, died many years ago, but her mother is still living and makes her home with another daughter at Dancy. Besides her mother, Mrs. Kronenwetter is survived by her husband and nine children. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. George Knoller and Mrs. M. Altenberg of Dancy; a brother, John Conniff, who lives in Nevada, and a half brother, Matt Conniff, of Rhinelander.

The funeral will be held at Mosinee Wednesday morning and Mrs. John Heffron and Miss Gladys Altenberg, of this city, the latter a niece of the deceased, will attend.

Mary Ann Lennon

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, October 5, 1921. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mary Lennon

Miss Mary Lennon, who died at Rhinelander Wednesday morning at 7:05 o'clock, was an early resident of Stevens Point. She had been a patient at St. Mary's hospital at Rhinelander previous to her death.

Anthony Lally of Stevens Point, Mrs. William Cauley, Sr., of Custer and Mrs. James Dineen of Amherst Junction are all cousins of the deceased. There also remain the following brothers and sisters: William, Kelliher, Minn.; Patrick, Seattle, Wash.; John, British Columbia and Mrs. James Doyle and Mrs. Nels Evanson at Rhinelander.

Miss Lennon was born at Fulton City, Ill., on May 2, 1856. When but three months of age she was brought with her parents to Stevens Point, and remained in this city until the death of her mother in 1896, when she went to Rhinelander. She had remained there since, being a frequent visitor to Stevens Point, however.

The remains were brought to Stevens Point Friday afternoon on Soo line train No. 12, burial following in St. Stephen's cemetery, Rev. James C. Hogan officiating.

Timothy E. Lennon

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, July 7, 1915. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DIES IN WASHINGTON

Tim Lennon, Native of Portage County, Passes Away at North Yakima Last Week.

Many old friends throughout Portage county will be grieved to learn of the death of Timothy Lennon, a boyhood resident of Stockton township. Mr. Lennon died very suddenly last week at North Yakima, Wash., where he had made his home for a few years. Apoplexy was the cause.

Some thirty years ago Mr. Lennon moved to Rhinelander, where he was engaged in the logging business for a time and later became a member of the firm of Clark & Lennon, general hardware dealers. They sold their interest in 1898 and moved to Sedro Wooley, Wash., where both made fortunes in western timber.

Tim was the oldest son of William Lennon, whose death was noted in the "twenty-five years ago" items in last week's Gazette. At that time the surviving members of the family consisted of four sons and three daughters.

Miss Mary Lennon left Rhinelander last week in response to a message announcing her brother's death and she will be joined at North Yakima by another brother, William, who now makes his home in the west.

The deceased was a big hearted, whole-souled gentleman, one ever true to his friends, and the news of his death will prove a distinct shock to all who remember him here.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, July 10, 1915:

TIMOTHY E. LENNON

Anthony Lally of this city has been advised of the very sudden death of his cousin, Timothy E. Lennon, at his home in Sedro Wooley, Washington, on Wednesday, June 30, as a result of apoplexy. Mr. Lennon was born in Stevens Point on May 2, 1858, and spent his youth in this city and on his father's farm in Stockton, going to Rhinelander about 1880, where he was employed as an expert timber cruiser by Brown Bros. Later he was engaged in the hardware business for many years as a member of the firm of Clark & Lennon. In 1898 they closed out and both went west, where Mr. Lennon again took up lumbering for a time, but during recent years he had been living on a ranch near Sedro Wooley.

Mr. Lennon will be very kindly remembered by all his old acquaintances in Stevens Point. He was an all round big man, big of body and big of heart--he radiated sunshine where he went and was very popular with his associates and was very successful in his business enterprises. He was married about thirty years ago, after removing to Rhinelander, and is survived by his widow and an adopted daughter. He also leaves three brothers and three sisters, John, William, Patrick, Mary, Mrs. Bridget Doyle and Mrs. Ellen Peterson.

The deceased was buried in Sedro Wooley. His sister, Mary, of Rhinelander, and brother, William, of Staples, Minnesota, were present at the funeral.

Guy Benedict Love

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, October 23, 1974. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Guy B. Love

Guy B. Love, 82, died this morning at river Pines Community Health Center, where he had been staying for the past three weeks. His home address was 1908 Elk St.

He had been ill for five years.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. The Rev. Thomas Mullen will officiate. Burial will be in the Veterans Cemetery, King.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel. A general rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. A memorial has been established in his name, with donations going to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Mr. Love was born Jan. 3, 1892, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Love. He attended local schools before enlisting in the United State Army on July 30, 1917. He was a member of Troop I, one of the first detachments to leave this area to fight in world War I. He was a sergeant in Headquarters Company, 120th Field Artillery, in France. He was discharged on May 16, 1919.

Mr. Love was employed as a salesman by Copps Co., until his retirement in 1957. He was later a member of the Portage County board.

His marriage to Mary Van Rossun was on Sept. 6, 1922, at St. Stephen's.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Mary) Reed, Milwaukee' a son, James, Milwaukee; three sisters, Margaret and Colette Love, 1425 Ellis St., and Mrs. Genevieve Latham, 1300 Briggs St., and five grandchildren.

One son, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Mr. Love was a member of the Elks Club, the Troop I Association and Berns-Scribner Post No. 6, American Legion.

Elizabeth Geberin Lutz

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, June 20, 1910. Contributed by Elizabeth Vollrath.

Mrs. Andrew Lutz Dead

Death Comes to Aged Resident as Result of a Stroke of Paralysis

Mrs. Andrew Lutz passed away at her home at 124 Frances street at 8:50 Sunday morning as the result of paralysis. At 10 o'clock on Thursday morning of last week, while hoeing in her garden she suffered a serious stroke of apoplexy. Her son, Jacob, was near by at the time and she had just told him to pull some radishes for dinner. As he was on his way to the radish bed, he saw her drop the hoe and pitch forward to the ground. He carried her to the house, but she was unconscious and remained so until she died as stated Sunday.

Elizabeth Geberin was born in Eckartsweier, Baden, Germany on July 29, 1823, nearly 87 years ago. She was married to Andrew Lutz in their native land on Dec. 26, 1844. He came to America in 1851 and she in 1852. In 1855 they settled at Almond, and in 1867 removed to this city and engaged in the brewery business which they continued until about 16 years ago when the property passed into other hands and which has since been incorporated into the Stevens Point Brewing Co. on Water street.

They celebrated their golden wedding on Dec. 26, 1894 in an elaborate style. They renewed their vows at the Episcopal Church, with the rector, Rev. R. H. Weller, now bishop of Fond du Lac, officiating. The service was followed by a wedding dinner at the Rink opera house, at which 500 persons were served. After the dinner the festivities concluded with a grand ball, at which Mr. and Mrs. Lutz showed the young folks how they danced in Germany 50 years before. It was one of the most notable wedding or anniversary celebrations ever held in Stevens Point, and there were guests from many neighboring cities. The mayor and common council, Stumpf and Shaurette lodges, I.O.O.F., the Central City band and many other societies and organizations took part.

Mr. Lutz passed away in April 1899. They are survived by six children, Andrew of Meehan, Mrs. Elizabeth Messing of Princton, August Lutz of this city, Mrs. Mary Ernst of Princton, George and Jacob of this city, the last named residing with his mother. There were originally 13 children, including three pairs of twins. One baby died on the water coming over from Germany, and the others also passed away in infancy or tender years except John, one of the older sons, who died suddenly at his home here in October, 1908. The deceased was a very kindly disposed person, and leaves many personal friends who will regret the parting, though she had already far exceeded the allotted time.

The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon. There will be prayer at the residence at 1 o'clock, followed by a public service at the German Evangelical church at 1:30, Rev. F. G. Ludwig of Merrill, a former local pastor, officiating.