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Melaurie Thompson

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Wednesday, September 26, 1990. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Melaurie Thompson

Melaurie (Laurie) Thompson, 29, Stevens Point, died Tuesday afternoon in an automobile accident in Portage.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. The Rev. Lyle Schulte will officiate.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at Boston Funeral Home. A general rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Miss Thompson was born Nov. 3, 1960, in Stevens Point, a daughter of Tommy and Marge (O'Keefe) Thompson. They live in Stevens Point.

She grew up in Stevens Point, graduating from Stevens point Area Senior High School in 1978. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for a short time. While attending the university she worked in the office at the Portage County Health Care Center.

She later attended the UW-Madison, and graduated from the Madison Area Technical College.

She recently had been employed by the Wisconsin State Fiscal Affairs Department in Madison as an executive secretary.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Survivors besides her parents include two brothers, Topper (Thomas) Thompson, Stevens Point, and Robert J. Thompson, Ventura, Calif.; three sisters, Tammy (Timothy) Pociask, Neenah, Pam (Gregory) Porter, Menasha, and Melinda (Fritz) Filtz, Stevens Point; and paternal grandfather, Topper (Harold) Thompson.


James Tobin

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, October 7, 1908. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Last of Lanark's Pioneers

James Tobin, one of the pioneer residents of the town of Lanark, died at his home in that town at 5 o'clock last Thursday evening, death being the result of old age.

The deceased gentleman was born in County Cork, Ireland, in March, 1815, and therefore was in the 93rd year of his age. Accompanied by his brother he came to this country in 1848. He was married in Lowell, Mass., Oct. 9, 1850, to Miss Mary Welsh. After a residence of several years in the east, they came to Portage county in 1856 and located upon a farm in Lanark, which town had been his home ever since. He is survived by four sons, four daughters, twenty-seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren, his wife and three children having preceded him to the world beyond. The sons and daughters are Michael and Richard of Lanark, Mrs. W. J. Leary of Amherst, Mrs. Patrick Dunn of Buena Vista, Mrs. Nick Burns of Almond, William of Saskatchewan, Canada, Mrs. James Anderson and Dan Tobin of Black Duck, Minn.

Mr. Tobin was a bright, intelligent man, a hard worker, kind father, good friend and neighbor and a sincere christian, having the respect of all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.

The funeral took place from St. Patrick's church, Lanark, at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, Rev. J. E. Meagher officiating. The pallbearers were Patrick Sullivan, James Dougherty, Edward Cooney, Michael Riley, John Hopkins and William Dougherty.


William Tobin

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, April 10, 1922. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

William Tobin

A telegram filed early on Saturday afternoon by the hospital authorities at Great Falls, Montana, and forwarded to Mrs. Margaret Anderson 1316 Clark street, this city, brought the startling news that Mrs. Anderson's brother, William Tobin, had died at Great Falls that morning.

None of the relatives in this city or vicinity knew that Mr. Tobin had been ill and the news when it was sent over the wires last Saturday was a great shock to all.

A request that Mr. Tobin's remains be sent to Stevens Point was forwarded to Great Falls and it is expected that the body will reach here Tuesday afternoon or night. Unless there is delay in arrival, funeral services will be held at St. Stephen's church on Wednesday morning, with interment in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Tobin was a native of the town of Lanark, born there 56 years ago next June. His father, the late James Tobin, was a pioneer settler in Portage county. William grew to young manhood on the home farm and in later years went north to Tomahawk, where he lived for a number of years with a brother, John Tobin. His next place of residence was in northern Minnesota. He remained there until eight or ten years ago, when he continued his travels further west to Montana and took up a homestead of 160 acres near the limits of Carter, a town twenty-five miles northeast of Great Falls. His farming venture prospered so well that Mr. Tobin doubled his land holding by buying an adjoining 160 acre tract.

Mr. Tobin was unmarried. He is survived by three brothers and four sisters, Daniel of Crookston, Minn., Richard of Washington, Michael of Oconomowoc, Mrs. Ella Dunn and Mrs. Anderson of this city, Mrs. W. J. Leary of Amherst and Mrs. Nick Burns of Almond.


Elizabeth Leary Tovey

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, October 30, 1925. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Tovey Follows Husband in Death Plan Double Burial

Seventy hours after the death of her husband, James Tovey, prominent farmer of Stockton town who expired last Wednesday morning, Mrs. Tovey followed him in death, passing from life at 8:15 a.m. today at the family home just a few rods southwest of Stockton station.

The burial of Mr. Tovey had been tentatively set for tomorrow but this almost tragic turn in events has caused a postponement until Monday morning at 10 o'clock, when there will be a double funeral. Services will be held at St. Mary's church, Custer, with interment beside each other in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Tovey's death was not unexpected, as she had long been in poor health and much of the time since last July was confined to bed. The principal trouble was leakage of the heart.

Elizabeth Leary, the maiden name of the deceased, was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Leary, early residents of Stockton and of which town she is a native. Her birthday was July 1, 1868, making her 57 years of age. She grew to womanhood on the home farm, receiving a liberal education and for several years before her marriage to Mr. Tovey in 1897 taught school in rural communities. Mr. and Mrs. Tovey became the parents of two children, one of whom died in infancy. The other, Miss Mary Tovey, lives at home.

Mrs. Tovey is also survived by two brothers and three sisters, John C. Leary of this city, Edward of Custer, Mrs. E. A. Potter of Merrill, Mrs. Peter Jacobs of Arnott and Miss Nellie Leary on the old homestead in the town of Stockton.

The passing of husband and wife within relatively few hours recalls that during a diphtheria epidemic some years ago, two young brothers of Mr. Tovey fell victims to the disease, both dying the same day.


Hazel A. Cauley Tovey

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, July 18, 1973. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

OBITUARY

Mrs. Tovey

Mrs. Hazel A. Tovey, 82, 1609 Briggs St., died at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday at St. Michael's Hospital. She had entered the hospital Monday evening.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas E. Mullen officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

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

Mrs. Tovey was born Feb. 22, 1891 in the Town of Stockton, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Cauley Sr.

She taught in the rural schools of Portage County and in the Village of Amherst before her marriage.

She married John Tovey on June 30, 1926 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Custer. They moved to Fremont where her husband was a postmaster until his death in 1948. Mrs. Tovey then returned to Stevens Point and had lived at her present address since.

She was a member of St. Stephen's Altar Society.

Mrs. Tovey is survived by two sisters, Birdie Cauley, 1609 Briggs Street, and Mrs. Clay Britz, 2908 Main Street

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

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, July 19, 1973:

OBITUARY

Tovey Rosary

The Catholic Woman's Club will say the rosary tonight at 7:30 at the4 Crosby Funeral Home for Mrs. Hazel A. Tovey, 82, 1609 Briggs Street, who died Tuesday. She was a member of the club.

A general rosary will be said at the same time.


James Tovey

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, August 4, 1906. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

JAMES TOVEY

Pioneer Resident of Town of Stockton Passes Away.

James Tovey, for many years a resident and successful farmer of the town of Stockton, passed away at 8:30 o'clock Saturday night, at his home opposite Stockton station after a long illness with a persistent tumor of the bladder, and hemorrhage of the kidneys. Although his trouble must have been under development for several years, it was not until Monday, July 16, that he considered himself in need of a physician's care. The disease had then reached a critical and irremediable condition. He suffered intensely for a few day but afterward relaxed, then became unconscious and finally passed away in sleep.

Mr. Tovey was born in Ireland on July 12, 1837, and was therefore a few days past his sixty-ninth mile stone.

Mr. Tovey was a man of strong will and iron constitution. Once launched on a course of action the intervention of trifles did not disturb his purpose. He was a hard worker and a careful, conservative business manager. Locating on an undeveloped farm in an early day, he was among the first in Stockton to surround his family with the conveniences and pleasures of a modern farm home. His farm is today one of the most carefully tilled and best equipped in the town and represents a considerable cash value. Being situated adjacent to the railway station and only five miles from the city, it is in an almost ideal location.


James M. Tovey

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, October 28, 1925. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

JAMES TOVEY DIES

STOCKTON PIONEER

James Tovey, a lifelong resident of Portage county and one of its most prominent farmers, died at St. Michael's hospital in this city at 6:30 o'clock this morning, aged 61 years the 28th of last July.

Mr. Tovey had enjoyed robust health until two weeks ago. He arose in the morning and started to do his usual chores on the farm just north of Stockton station when he was taken with sharp pains in the region of his heart. Physicians diagnosed his ailment as angina pectoris, an affliction usually that comes on without warning and is ordinarily fatal. The patient was brought to the local hospital and everything done for his relief but at no time was his condition hopeful.

The deceased's father, James Tovey, Sr., settled in the town of Stockton when that section was little more than a wilderness and the son was born there in 1864. He grew to young manhood on the old home farm and was married 25 years ago to Miss Elizabeth Leary, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses Leary, also of Stockton. They have one daughter, Miss Mary, who lives at home.

Mr. Tovey is also survived by three sisters, Misses Mary and Norah Tovey and Mrs. Thomas Doyle, who are on the old homestead, and two brothers, John Doyle (sic), operator for the Soo railroad at Fremont, and Michael Doyle (sic), now located at Missoula, Montana. A nephew, Thomas Tovey, has long been a member of the household.

For a number of years the Tovey family lived in the town of Carson, owning and operating a valuable farm on highway 18, about six miles northwest of this city, but they later sold this place and moved back to Stockton. The deceased was always keenly interested in civic matters and some years ago was the Democratic candidate for sheriff of Portage county. He made a strong campaign but failed to win the election by a small margin. Besides his property interests in this section he owned a big acreage in Montana, only a short distance from where oil wells were drilled within recent years.

He enjoyed a large acquaintance and his genial personality made him a very likable fellow. His death at this time is peculiarly sad because of the fact that his wife is critically ill with leakage of the heart. She has been an invalid practically all the time for the past six months.

Funeral arrangements for Mr. Tovey have not been completed but it is expected that services will be held at St. Mary's church, Custer on Friday or Saturday morning.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, November 2, 1925:

At Rest Together

In a grave of twice the ordinary size in St. Mary's cemetery, Custer, now reposes the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. James Tovey, both natives of Stockton township and whose deaths last week occurred within a relatively few hours of each other. The double funeral, the first to be held in Portage county for many years, took place at St. Mary's church this morning and was attended by an enormous gathering of friends, only a small proportion of whom were able to get within the sacred edifice. One hundred and one automobiles comprised the cortege which followed the two hearses from the Tovey homestead at Stockton station to the church, a distance of about three miles.

Requiem high mass was offered by the pastor, Rev. Victory Kaudy, assisted by Rev. H. J. Ehr and R. H. MacDonald of this city as deacon and subdeacon.

Casket bearers for Mr. Tovey were T. E. Welch, A. W. Breitenstein, Ray Gibbs, Leo Soik, M. O'Keefe and P. Feely, the latter two of Arnott. Mrs. Tovey's remains were carried by six of her cousins, T. H., Walter and Emmet Leary of Custer and T. J., Charles and Henry Leary of Arnott.


Jane Quinn Tovey

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, January 30, 1892. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. James Tovey, aged about 59 years, died at her home in Stockton on Monday last after an illness of several years. The funeral was held from St. Stephen's church in this city Thursday forenoon and was largely attended. Rev. M. J. O'Brien of this city and Rev. J. D. Schwartzmeyer of Stockton officiated. Her remains were followed to their resting place in St. Stephen's cemetery by a larger number of friends. The deceased had resided in Stockton since 1859 and was well know throughout that section of the county. The news of her death will be received with sorrow by her friends here and elsewhere. Her husband, two brothers, one sister, the son and three daughters survive her.


Mary A. Tovey

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, March 12, 1965. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Miss Mary A. Tovey

Miss Mary A. Tovey, 61, Almond, a resident of Portage County most of her life, died this morning at 6:30 at the Jude Memorial Home in Wautoma after an illness of four years. She had been at the Wautoma home for the past few weeks.

Miss Tovey was born on Aug. 23, 1903, in the Town of Stockton, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Tovey. After the death of her parents many years ago, Miss Tovey lived with her aunts, Misses Nora and Mary Tovey in Stockton until their deaths.

Miss Tovey had made her home in Almond most of the past 16 years with an aunt, Mrs. Peter (Agnes) Jacobs, and the late Mr. Jacobs, before his death, with the exception of short periods when she lived with her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. George Lemke, Almond, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dernbach, Route 1, Almond.

She had worked at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield for three years and at St. Michael's Hospital here for two years.

Her only survivors are her aunt and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Jane.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 in Guardian Angel Catholic Church, Almond, with the Rev. Emil Hodnik, officiating. Burial will take place in the spring in St. Mary's Cemetery, Custer.

The body is at the Gould-Patterson-Hardell Funeral Home, Almond, where friends may call after 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, March 22, 1965:

Miss Tovey's Funeral

Funeral services were held recently at Guardian Angel Catholic Church, Almond, for Miss Mary A. Tovey, 61, Almond, who died March 12.

The Rev. Emil Hodnik officiated. Burial will take place later in St. Mary's Cemetery at Custer.

The church choir sang during the funeral services. Miss Linda Sikorski was the organist.

Pallbearers were Jack Pajumpa, Harlan Robinson, Harry Olkiewicz, John Claas, Albert Young and Ben Turzinski.

Relatives and friends attended from Spencer, Stevens Point, Westfield, Plover and the Almond area.

Barbara Bronk Treba

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, October 21, 1927. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Barbara Treba

Mrs. Barbara Treba, a resident of Portage county form more than half a century, living in the vicinity of Arnott until the death of her husband, Edward Treba, some 20 years ago, and since making her home with a daughter, Mrs. Frank Glinski, just across the city line in the town of Hull, died at the latter's home at 7:40 o'clock Thursday evening, aged 89 years the 27th of next December.

The funeral will be held from St. Peter's church at 9 a.m. on Saturday, with interment in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Treba was twice married, her first husband being Mr. Konkel. The sons by this marriage are Jacob Konkel of Ashland, Stephen Konkel of Hatley and John Konkel of Norrie. Other sons and daughters are John Treba of Gallaway, Mrs. John Paseavis of Linwood and Mrs. Glinski.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, October 24, 1927. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Barbara Treba, long time resident of Portage county, was held on Saturday from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Glinski, town of Hull, thence to St. Peter's church, where mass was offered up by Rev. S. A. Elbert, followed by interment in the parish cemetery. Pall bearers were Geo. Peck, M. Friday, John Gowienka, M. Rogaciewski, Joseph Hoppa and Jacob Zynda.


Nellie Gilman Treseger

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, January 12, 1960. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Nellie E. Tregeser

Funeral services and burial rites were held at Portland, Ore., recently for Mrs. Nellie E. Tregeser, 72, of Portland, who died there on Jan. 1.

Mrs. Tregeser, a native of the Town of Plover, was the sister of Mrs. C. W. (Abbie) Precourt, 608 Ellis St.

She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Gilman of Plover, and she was married at Portland in 1911 to George A. Tregeser.

Her survivors, besides Mrs. Precourt, include two daughters, Mrs. Wilbur (Ina) Newton, Portland, and Mrs. Adam (Eleanor) Paris, Forest Grove, Ore.; one son, Robert Tregeser, Eureka, Calif., and six grandchildren.


Leander Trudell

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, March 21, 1900.

Leander Trudell, One of the Oldest Persons in the State, Dies at His Home in Plover.

Leander Trudell, one of the oldest settlers in Portage county, and in fact the state of Wisconsin died at his home in the town of Plover, at four o'clock Tuesday morning, after an illness of about two weeks. Mr. Trudell was in the 97th year of his age, having been born at Serell, Lower Canada, Oct. 11, 1803. He went to Mackinac in 1819, and to Green Bay the same year, afterwards locating at Portage, where he worked for some time assisting in the construction of Ft. Winnebago. Thereafter he went to Ft. Crawford, at Prairie du Chien, where he was employed in buying furs from the Indians for three years, traveling over portions of Missouri and other western wilds, and had many narrow escapes. At one time he was attacked by a party of Indians, receiving a charge of buckshot, four of which were afterwards extracted, but two still remained in his body.

From Prairie du Chien he went to Dubuque, working for three years in the lead mines, and came to the Wisconsin pinery in 1839, where he hired out to work for Conant & Campbell, assisting in building a saw mill at Conant Rapids, and remained in their employ for nearly three years. During this time he assisted a half breed named Jim Allen to erect a little log shanty, 12 x 14 feet in size, at the foot of what is now Main street in Stevens Point, and which was the first building there. Thereafter he moved to Grand Rapids, where he resided for about 20 years. Mr. Trudell was married in 1856 to Helena Shank, who survives him, together with ten children, all of whom reside elsewhere except one daughter and one son.

After returning from Grand Rapids, Mr. Trudell located in the town of Linwood, remaining several years, and then took up his residence on the Washburn farm, three miles south of the village of Plover. In 1880 he met with a sever accident, the wheels of a loaded wagon passing over his right leg, side and shoulder, breaking eight bones, from the effect of which he was in a precarious condition for a long time, but finally recovered. He was a member of the Old Settlers Club of this county and was present at the semi-centennial celebration held by the club on the 28th of May, in Shermans grove, and his picture is one among a group which can be seen in the historical department at Madison. For these facts we are under obligations to S. A. Sherman.

Mr. Trudell was of French descent, a strong, brave and resolute man, one who never heeded the words, fear or fail. He was honorable and upright in his dealings, and was much respected by all who knew him. His departure will be regretted by many of the pioneers of the Wisconsin river valley to whom he was well known.

The funeral will take place from St. Stephen's Catholic Church in this city at 10 o'clock on Friday morning.


Hannah Gray True

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, April 16, 1962. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. HANNAH TRUE

Mrs. Hannah True, 72, Almond Village, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elgin, Ill.

She had spent the winter with her sons, Patrick, Milwaukee and Greg, Elgin.

Ill for the last two years, she was a hospital patient for four days before her death.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Almond, with the Rev. Hilary Simmons officiating, and burial will take place in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Town of Lanark.

Friends may call at the Goult-Patterson-Hardell Funeral Home in Almond after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The rosary will be recited there Tuesday night at 8 o'clock.

Mrs. True, born in Lanark Aug. 15, 1879, was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Gray. She was married in October 1903 in Almond to Bryon True.

After their marriage, they lived in Almond Village, where Mr. True was employed by Bowden and Reader, an implement firm. From 1913 to 1919 the Trues operated a hotel in Almond.

In 1922, they moved to the Town of Almond, owning and operating a farm there until Mr. True's death in January 1941.

Since then, his widow had been a resident of Almond Village.

She is survived by the two sons; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna (Letitia) Boushley, Appleton, and Mrs. Agnes Hopkins, Green Bay.

Preceding her in death were an infant daughter, Vivia, two sisters and a brother.

Mrs. True was a member of the Altar Society of Holy Guardian Angels Church and of the Almond Royal Neighbors.


Mary Check Tuszka

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Monday, August 9, 1937. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Mary Tuszka, a resident of Stevens Point for many years, died Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the home of her son, Steve Tuszka, 618 Union street. She had been ailing for sometime and was confined to bed for the past two days.

A native of Poland, Mrs. Tuszka was born on December 26, 1866. She came to this country during her girlhood with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Check. The Check family located at the residence where Mrs. Tuszka died and which had always been her home. Her husband, John Tuszka, died in 1913. They were married in Stevens Point.

Surviving are three sons, Steve, Paul and Leo Tuszka, all of Stevens Point; two daughters, Mrs. Anna Walashek of Stevens Point and Mrs. Susan Ruth of Milwaukee; two brothers, Paul and Matt Check of Stevens Point and a sister Mrs. Antonette Korda of Stevens Point.  A son, Anton, died 14 years ago.  Mrs. Tuszka was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis.

The body is at the Tuszka home at 618 Union street where the rosary will be said tonight and Tuesday night 7:30 o'clock. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Peter's church and burial will take place in St. Peter's cemetery.


Johanna Kujawa Urbanowski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, August 17, 1963, page 6.

Mrs. Johanna Urbanowski

Funeral services for Mrs. Johanna Urbanowski, 715 N. 2nd st., who died Friday morning at St. Michael’s Hospital, will be held Monday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery beside her husband, Nicodemus Urbanowski.

The body is at the Dzikoski Funeral Home where relatives and friends may call after 9 a.m. on Sunday. The rosary will be said on Sunday as follows: 2:30 p.m., the “500" Club, a social group; 7 p.m., Catholic Woman’s Club; 7:30, Rosary Society of St. Peter’s and St. Hedwig’s Court No. 745, Women’s Catholic Order of Foresters; 8 p.m., general. Mrs. Urbanowski was a member of the women’s group meeting for the rosary.

Mrs. Urbanowski was a patient at the hospital for two weeks before her death at 10:30 a.m. Friday. She had been in ill health for the past three months.

She was born on March 24, 1880, in Stevens Point, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kujawa. She attended St. Peter’s Parochial School and lived at home until her marriage to Mr. Urbanowski on Sept. 2, 1902, at St. Peter’s Church.

After their marriage the couple located at the present N. 2nd St. address. Mr. Urbanowski operated a grocery store on the northeast corner of the Public Square until his retirement. He died on Nov. 27, 1949.

Mrs. Urbanowski was the last surviving member of her family. Seven brothers and sisters, besides her husband and parents, preceded her in death. The Urbanowskis had no children. Her closest survivors are nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Urbanowski was formerly active in various groups. She served as chief ranger for St. Hedwig’s WCOF Court, was a co-organizer of the Girl Scouts of St. Peter’s and served on the Stevens Point Child Welfare Board.


Albert Van Order

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, January 17, 1903. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

KILLED NEAR KNOWLTON

Albert Van Order Meets Sudden Death In a Mill

Albert Van Order, one of the sons of Arthur Van Order of Jordan, was killed in A. F. Else's saw mill in the town of Knowlton, Marathon county, a few minutes after six o'clock this morning.

The engine was accidentally stopped on the center Friday night and in order to start it this morning, the engineer, Victor Gross of this city, called several men to his assistance, including young Van Order. Van Order took hold of either the belt or the wheel on the side that was moving downward. It is believed that the steam had been partially turned on or had leaked sufficiently so that as soon as the crank was turned off the center the wheel gave a sudden lurch and jerked young Van Order down.

He fell either between the belt and wheel or else between the belt and the ground, the eye witnesses failing to agree on this point, and was drawn down until the pressure again stopped the engine. The men realized at once that an awful accident had happened and turned the wheel back as quickly as possible, though with considerable effort. On drawing his body away from the wheel it was discovered that his skull was fractured and his chest crushed in.

He lived for about half an hour but was unconscious from the first. The pulsations of his brain could be seen through the crevice in his skill and he suffered heavy hemorrhages from the lungs. A team was dispatched to Knowlton for medical assistance but the physicians did not arrived until long after his death. Another team was sent to Jordan for his father, who went to the scene of the accident as soon as possible.

The Else mill is about nine miles east of Knowlton and about twenty miles north of this city. It is a new mill of about 83,000 daily capacity and was started two weeks ago Monday, on Jan. 5. It is run in charge of Robert Wilson. Van Order has been employed there since the mill started. He did not intend to work today, having planned to come to town. He went down to the mill after breakfast to see the foreman and while there lent a hand to turn the wheel. Turning a drive wheel off the center is a very common operation and is not considered at all hazardous.

The young man was 19 or 20 years of age and was one of the younger sons of Mr. and Mrs. A. Van Order of Jordan. Besides his parents he leaves four brothers, Myron, John, Willis and Chester.

The body will be brought down from Knowlton this evening and taken to the family home at Jordan.

This is the second accidental death that has occurred in the Van Order family. Ernest, a brother of deceased, was instantly killed in the grist mill at Jordan, of which he was part owner, on Jan. 29, 1900. He was also killed when making an effort to start the machinery, but just how it happened was never known, as he was alone at the time. The water wheel was frozen and he went down to loosen and start it. When the wheel started his arm was drawn into the cogs of the machinery and his head crushed.


Arthur Van Order

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, December 25, 1912. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

PROMINENT MAN CALLED

Arthur Van Order of Hull Summoned After Suffering for Several Months With Cancer of the Liver.

Death claimed one of Portage county's most respected and highly esteemed citizens at 5:30 last Saturday evening, when Arthur Van Order passed away at his home north of Jordan, in the town of Hull. Mr. Van Order had been in failing health since last spring, but was able to be about and look after his business interests until about one month ago, when in company with his friend, Chas. Hoffman of Abbotsford, he went to St. Mary's hospital, Oshkosh, where he expected to undergo an operation. An examination revealed the fact that he was a victim of cancer of the liver, but this was not told to Mr. Van Order, who was told by the physician that an operation would not be necessary. This information had a cheering effect on the patient who returned home after remaining there but a few days. Since then, however, his decline had been constant and the end came quietly at the hour above mentioned.

Arthur Van Order was a native of Essex county, New York, born Jan. 9, 1844, and was therefore nearly 69 years of age. His parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Van Order, came west with their family in 1857, coming directly to this county and for a short time lived in the town of Stockton, thereafter moving to Jordan, in which vicinity he had resided ever since. Aug. 14, 1862, Arthur enlisted in Co. H, 3rd Wis. cavalry, with which he served until Feb. 1, 1865, when he was transferred to Co. A, of the same regiment. After receiving an honorable discharge from service as a brave and daring young soldier, one of the youngest to enlist from this locality, he returned home to again take up his former calling, that of a woodsman and saw mill man, having charge of the Wadleigh & Walker mill and lumbering interests at Jordan for many years, and later becoming owner of the property. This he sold several years ago the Stevens Point Lighting Co, their power plant being located there, and he has since been living about one mile further north, where he owned a flour and feed mill, operated by water power, and also owned large acreage on both sides of the Plover river.

Mr. Van Order held various offices of trust in his home town, including that of chairman, in which capacity he served for several terms and was again elected last spring, being present at the opening of the county board on the 11th of November, but was able to attend only a few sessions. He was a man who was well informed on business and other matters and was held in high esteem by the people of his town and the community at large, being strictly upright and honest, one whose integrity and veracity was never questioned. Mr. Van Order was withal a good, kind-hearted man, a gentleman whom it was always a pleasure to meet, and his friendship was both loyal and true. His death is not only mourned by the members of his family, but by all who knew him.

Mr. Van Order is survived by his widow, five sons and two daughters. They are Clarence of Ratcliff, Texas, Myron of Hansboro, N. D., Chester of Duluth, Minn., Mrs. Clee Felch of Waupaca, John, whose residence adjoins that of his father, and Ethel and Wm., who are at home. Two sons and a daughter have preceded their father to the world beyond, Ernest being killed in the mill at Jordan in 1900 and three years later Albert met his death in the Else mill in the town of Dewey.

The funeral was held this forenoon, services being conducted at the residence at 11 o'clock by Rev. J. A. Stemen of the Presbyterian church of this city, after which the remains were brought here and interment followed in Forest cemetery at about 1 o'clock. The children were all present except Clarence, who could not come from his home in Texas. The funeral procession was a long one, many old friends being present to pay their last respects to one who was most deserving and whose memory will long be revered. The pallbearers were Henry Reading, Aug. Oesterle, F. A. Krembs, T. H. Hanna, H. J. Brawley and Bradley Wheelock. Mr. Van Order was a member of Stevens Point Lodge, No. 611, R. P. O. E.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, December 28, 1912:

ARTHUR VAN ORDER

Another of Portage County's Pioneer Residents Passes Away at His Home in Hull.

Arthur Van Order, one of Portage county's pioneer residents and a veteran of the Civil war, passed away at the family home in the town of Hull at 5:30 o'clock Saturday evening. Death was the result of cancer of the liver, which first made its appearance last April. Although his condition rapidly became worse, Mr. Van Order was able to direct his business affairs most of the time until the latter part of November, when he was forced to give up entirely. At that time he went to St. Mary's hospital in Oshkosh, expecting to undergo an operation, but the specialists there advised him to return home as his heart was too weak to withstand the ordeal. Then the gravity of his condition became apparent and the end was not unexpected.

Mr. Van Order was born in Essex county, New York state, January 9, 1844. In 1857, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Van Order, he came to Wisconsin, residing for a short time in the town of Stockton, then going to the town of Hull. On August 14, 1862, he enlisted in Company H, Third Wisconsin cavalry, and is said to have been the youngest soldier who entered the war from central Wisconsin. On February 1, 1865, he was transferred to Company A of the same regiment. At the completion of his term of enlistment he returned home and again took up the work he had followed more or less since he was fourteen years of age, that of logging. He was a tireless worker and having long before learned the value of thrift, he began to prosper until at the time of his death he was considered to be one of the most well-to-do residents of Hull. He owned and operated a modern grist mill in that town for the past six years and prior to that was proprietor of a similar mill at the site of the old Wadleigh saw mill, which Mr. Van Order purchased and operated for several years. This property was later transferred to the Stevens Point Lighting company, which has since erected a power plant there. Mr. Van Order also owned the fine farm on which he resided at the time of his death. He was elected chairman of his town at the spring election but was forced to resign during the recent session of the county board because of ill health.

The deceased was a typical self-made man, one who in time of hardships or of plenty, had always a kindly consideration for his fellow men. His word was his law and there is perhaps no man in the county who enjoyed a larger or more favorable acquaintance than he. He is survived by his widow, five sons and two daughters. These are Clarence, who is at present in Texas; Myron, Hansboro, N. D.; Chester, Duluth; Mrs. Cleo Felch, Waupaca; and John, Ethel and William, at home. Three children, two sons and a daughter, have passed away before. The sons, Ernest and Albert, met tragic deaths, the former being killed in a water wheel pit at Jordan in 1900 and the latter in the wood at Else's mill near Knowlton, three years later. All of the surviving children with the exception of Clarence, are now at the old home.


Catherine Van Order

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, December 24, 1890. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Charles Van Order, after an illness of over two years with consumption, died at her home at Jordan, on Thursday, the 11th inst., aged 52 years. Besides her immediate family, consisting of her husband and two daughters, Misses Mary and Loraine, she leaves one sister, Mrs. McBride, who is a resident of Minnesota.


Charles Van Order

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, April 25, 1906.

CHAS. VAN ORDER DEAD

Well Known Lumberman and Old Resident of Jordan Suddenly Passes Away After Long Illness

Chas. Van Order died at his home at Jordan at 11:30 o'clock Monday forenoon. He had been in failing health for the past few years, and especially for a year or more. All winter he had been confined to the house and for two weeks before the final summons had been unable to leave his bed. His daughter, Mrs. Roscoe Muzzy, with whom he lived, visited the sick chamber shortly after 11:00 o'clock, at which time the patient seemed to be no worse than he had been and spoke cheerfully to her. She then went about her household duties and less than a half hour later sent her little child into the room to get something so that she could prepare her father's medicine. When the child returned, it remarked that its grandfather was lying peculiarly in bed and Mrs. Muzzy hastened into the room to ascertain the cause, finding that life was already extinct, her aged father having passed away apparently without a struggle, his death no doubt being due to heart failure. During the winter he had suffered more or less from his heart acting peculiarly, but rarely ever complained.

Chas. Van Order was born at or near Irona, Clinton County, N.Y., Jan. 3, 1834, being therefore in the 73rd year of his age. He came to Wisconsin when a young man, in the '50s, and located at Jordan, in the town of Hull, where he followed lumbering for many years, being a member of the firm of Reading & Van Order, who for several years owned and operated a saw mill on the Plover River, one and one-half miles north of Jordan. His wife died some 14 years ago, and for the past few years he had been able to do but little. When able to work, however, he put in his time doing odd wagon repair work in a small shop he conducted near his home. He was the father of six children, four sons and two daughters, all of whom are dead except the one daughter mentioned above, the other daughter having passed away some ten years ago. His wife's maiden name was Katherin McDonough, to whom he was married after coming to this section. An older brother, Albert Van Order, resides at the old home at Irona, and two younger brothers, Arthur, lives at Jordan, and Henry in this city. The deceased was a man who was much respected by all who knew him, being a conscientious and law-abiding citizen at all times, as well as a devoted husband and loving father.

The funeral will take place from the residence at Jordan at 10 o'clock Thursday forenoon, Rev. F. A. Nimits, of St. Paul's M.E Church of this city, officiating at the house. The remains will be brought to this city, where they will be interred in Union Cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Tuesday, April 24, 1906:

Death of a Pioneer

The death of Charles Van Order occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roscoe Muzzy, at Jordan at 11:30 Monday forenoon. Deceased had been in failing health all winter and had been confined to the bed about two weeks. He had a severe cough and also suffered from heart trouble. The end came suddenly and unexpectedly. Mrs. Muzzy was preparing his midday meal and when doing so had occasion to send her little boy into the sick room. The latter noted a change in his grandfather and notified his mother. She hastened to the room but in a moment all was over.

Charles Van Order was born at or near Verona, N. Y., Jan. 3, 1834, and therefore was in the seventy-third year of his age. He came west many years ago and settled on the Plover river in what is now the town of Hull. He engaged in lumbering and for many years, in company with William Reading, operated a saw mill on the river above Jordan. He was among the pioneers of the town in which he died. Mrs. Van Order died 11 years ago and for the past 8 years deceased had lived at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roscoe Muzzy, who is the only survivor of a family of six children. Arthur and Henry Van Order, also early residents of Jordan, are half brothers of deceased.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, April 25, 1906:

Funeral of Charles Van Order

The funeral of Charles Van Order was held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roscoe Muzzy, at Jordan at 10 o'clock this morning, Rev. F. A. Nimits of St. Paul's M. E. church officiating. The pallbearers were Robert Maine, William Reading, George Maine, Joseph Piette, O. B. Muzzy and Charles Heath. The interment was made in the Union cemetery here shortly after noon.


Clarence Van Order

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, February 27, 1922. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

FORMER LOCAL MAN DEAD IN ARIZONA

Clarence Van Order Passes Away at Globe Following an Operation

Clarence Van Order, a son of the late Arthur Van Order, who lived at and north of Jordon for years, died in a hospital at Glove(sic), Arizona, Thursday morning, according to a telegram received by T. E. Cauley, 307 Pine street. The message did not state the cause of his death, but said his demise followed an operation.

Mr. Van Order was a brother-in-law of Mr. Cauley, having married Jane Cauley, a sister of the local man, in this county 27 years ago. He had been a resident of Globe for the past several years, and a resident in Texas and the southwest for nearly 15 years.

Mr. Van Order was employed with his father in the Van Order mill at Jordon in early days, leaving here 20 years ago, after his marriage to Jane Cauley, to live at Cloquet and in other places in Northern Minnesota. From there he went to Texas, where he engaged in the lumbering business.

The widow and four children remain at Globe, besides three half-brothers and two half-sisters, Chester, Stevens Point, John, Myron and Ethel at Jordan and Mrs. C. Felch, Stevens Point. A brother, Ernest, was killed in the mill at Jordon many years ago. A half-brother, Albert, met death in the former Eise mill near here.

No one from this vicinity will attend the funeral. Mr. Cauley would have gone to Globe for that purpose last week, but because of the railroad tie-up was unable to leave the city and arrive in Arizona in time.


Ernest Van Order

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, February 3, 1900. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

ERNEST VAN ORDER KILLED

Meets With Fatal Accident in the New Grist Mill at Jordan.

Ernest Van Order was instantly killed in the grist mill of Van Order & Son at Jordan, Monday forenoon. Only meager details of the sad affair have been received at the present writing. The mill was built by Arthur and Ernest Van Order, father and son, and had been in operation since December 20. At the time of the accident the mill was in charge of Ernest, the other persons in the mill at the time being his uncle, Henry Van Order, his brother, Johnny, and John Annikwoski. During the cold weather the water wheel had frozen and it was Ernest's custom to go into the pit and start it. On Monday morning it was frozen more firmly than usual and after a partial head of water had been turned on Ernst and Johnny went to start the wheel. In this they did not succeed and returned to the mill. Later Ernest went down alone, and within two minutes he was dead. Just how the accident happened is not know, as he was alone at the time, but his father thinks that when the wheel started an iron bar was thrown against his legs, knocking his feet out from under him. The wheel had made only a few revolutions before the water was turned off, but in the mean time the arm of the young man had been drawn into the cogs, his head had been crushed and he was dead.

Ernest Van Order was born at Plover in January 1872, but had lived nearly all his life at Jordan. He had for many years worked in and about saw mills and was familiar with machinery. He had taken a deep personal interest in the building and management of the new mill and at the time of his death had high hopes, and every reason to believe, that the venture would prove a great success. In 1898 he was married to Miss Katherine Harvey of this city, but they have no children. He is also survived by his father, step-mother, one full brother and five half brothers and two sisters, Ethel and Ada. His brother Clarence lives at Cloquet, Minn., and a telegram from his wife states that he is working in the lumber woods near that place, but would be notified of Ernest's death if possible. The other brothers are Myron, John, Albert, Chester and Willis. Deceased was held in high esteem by all, for he was honest, faithful and true in all the relations of life.

He was a member of the Camp of Modern Woodmen of this city, and carried a life policy in that organization of $2000.


Helen Hoffman Van Order

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, July 7, 1919. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

LONG ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. VAN ORDER

Well Known Portage County Woman is Called by Death at the Deaconess Hospital in Green Bay Saturday

Mrs. John Van Order of Jordan, a lifelong resident of central Wisconsin, died of a complication of diseases at the Deaconess hospital in Green Bay at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning. A telegram received by relatives shortly after that hour announced that she had passed away. The later Mrs. Van Order had been a patient at the Green Bay hospital since March 20, and at no time since then was her condition considered other than critical. Relatives entertained little hope for her recovery toward the end. The family is widely known in Portage county, her husband being one of the owners of the flour and feed mill at Jordan.

Deceased, whose maiden name was Helen Hoffman, was born at Knowlton on January 7, 1883. She grew to womanhood at the home of her parents there, and for six years prior to her marriage taught in Portage county schools. Her marriage to Mr. Van Order occurred on June 30, 1908. Mr. Van Order was a resident of Jordan at the time and the family home was at that place after their marriage.

Surviving relatives include the widower, four children, Anna Maye, Irene, John, Jr., and Mary Ella, the latter aged four weeks; one brother, Charles Hoffman of Abbotsford, and four sisters, Mrs. N. Winslow of Abbotsford, Mrs. H. A. Marlatt of Plover, Mrs. Mary Blevins of Chippewa Falls and Mrs. Anna Mosey of Jordan, the latter a twin sister of the deceased.

The remains arrived in Stevens Point Sunday morning, accompanied by the widower and Mrs. Marlatt, and were taken to the home at Jordan. Services will be held from St. Stephen's Catholic church in this city at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Rev. W. J. Rice officiating, after which interment will take place in St. Stephen's cemetery.


Henry Van Order

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, February 18, 1927. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

OBITUARY

Dies at State Hospital

Henry Van Order, who was taken to the Northern State hospital near Oshkosh, three weeks ago, suffering with a mental breakdown brought on by advanced age, died at that institution Thursday evening at 7:35 o'clock. He was born in east 77 years ago and came to Portage county when a young man. For more than 35 years he had lived at the home of his brother, Arthur Van Order, in the town of Hull, and following the latter's death continued to reside there until last fall, when he came to this city and had since been with the family of his nephew, Myron Van Order at 800 Normal avenue.

His wife expired many years ago, leaving a son and daughter, William Van Order, now in southern Wisconsin, and Rose Van Order, a resident of Chicago when last heard from.

Mr. Van Order was a pioneer lumberman and logger, following this calling until recent years and was one of the few survivors of this hardy class of frontiersmen.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, February 19, 1927:

Burial at Winnebago

Henry Van Order, pioneer logger and lumberman who died at the State Hospital near Oshkosh last Thursday evening, will be buried in the nearby cemetery, according to word received by relatives here. It is probable that interment took place today. Mr. Van Order lived in the town of Hull for many years and was a brother of the late Arthur Van Order, one of that town's best known residents.


Isaac Van Order

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

ISAAC VAN ORDER

On Wednesday morning, August 29th, 1885, at his home in the town of Hull, aged 82 years.

The deceased, who was a native of New York state, removed to this county in '36. He was for a number of years engaged in farming, but for several years past has resided near his son at the upper mill on the Plover. He had been complaining some for several weeks, but was able to be about up to the day before his death. The funeral took place on Thursday, his remains being interred in Oakwood Cemetery. The deceased leaves an aged wife and four sons, Albert, who lives in Franklin Co., N. Y., Henry who resides at De Smit, D. T. and Charley and Arthur who live at the "upper fill" above Jordan.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, August 31, 1910:

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO IN THE GAZETTE

Isaac Van Order, father of Charley and Arthur Van Order of the town of Hull, above Jordan, died at his home on Wednesday last. He was 82 years of age at the time of his death.


Julia Sossong Van Order

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, April 14, 1900. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Myron Van Order

Mrs. Myron Van Order died at her home in the town of Hull above Jordan at 6 o'clock Tuesday evening, after an illness of over a week. The cause of her death was blood poisoning.

Miss Julia Sossong was born in Sharon 25 years ago, being a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sossong of that town. She was married to Myron Van Order in 1899.

The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock from St. Martin's Catholic church at Ellis with interment in the parish cemetery, Rev. E. P. Lorigan officiating.

Besides her husband and parents, she leaves three brothers and three sisters, Mrs. N. Miller of this city, Nic, John, August, Mary and Lena and also a host of friends to mourn the loss of a dutiful and affectionate wife, daughter and sister.


Mary A. Van Order

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, October 13, 1903. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. ISAAC VAN ORDER

Aged Resident of Hull Passed Away Monday.

Mrs. Mary A. Van Order, widow of the late Isaac Van Order, passed away Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the home of her son, Arthur, at Jordan in the town of Hull. Mrs. Van Order had been in feeble health for some years, but was confined to her bed only since last Wednesday. Her death was due simply to the weight of years. She was born in Ireland and though the exact date of her birth was not preserved, she is believed to have been between 87 and 90 years of age.

She came to this country in the forties and was located for a time in New York state, where she was married. They came to Portage county in 1857 and lived for a few months in Stockton, afterward removing to Jordan where the family has resided ever since.

The deceased was the mother of four children, of whom two survive, Arthur and Henry. A stepson, Charles, also resides at Jordan and another stepson, Albert at Ionia, Clinton county, N. Y.

The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from Mr. Van Order's residence, Rev. W. A. Hall officiating. The interment will be made in Forest cemetery beside the grave of her husband, who died in 1884.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, October 14, 1903:

The funeral of Mrs. Van Order was held in Jordan this morning, the interment being made in Forest cemetery. The following early settlers acted as pallbearers: George Maine, Robert Maine, William Reading, Adam Welch, John Dugan and Orin Muzzy.


Mary E. Van Order

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, July 4, 1894. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Miss Mary Van Order

At the home of her father at Jordan, in the town of Hull, five miles northeast of this city, Miss Mary E. Van Order passed away, at three o'clock last Saturday afternoon, after a short illness. She never enjoyed robust health, but was always able to take take an active part in household duties, so much so that many who knew her best were often surprised at the great endurance possessed by one so apparently frail. Less than two weeks before death she was taken ill, and despite everything was done to relieve and save her life, she continued to sink until the final summons came at the hour above stated. Death was caused by acute tuberculous. The deceased young lady was born at Jordan in July 1865, and was therefore 29 years of age. She was the oldest daughter of Chas. Van Order, one of the early residents of this county. Her mother died three years ago, and besides the father, only one sister, Miss Loraine, is left. The funeral took place on Monday forenoon, the procession arriving at the Union cemetery in this city at noon. Rev. R. H. Weller officiated, and the pallbearers were Will. and James Dugan, Roscoe Muzzy, Henry Harwood, John Vaughn and Geo. Reading.


Myron Eugene Van Order

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, December 14, 1943. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Myron Eugene Van Order

Myron Eugene Van Order, age 67, son of the late Arthur Van Order, Wisconsin pioneer and operator for many years of saw and grist mills near Jordan, died this morning at 7:40 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital.

He had been in ill health for two years and was ill and confined to the hospital for a time last Christmas. During the past summer he was able to work at cutting timber on his mother's homestead property a mile and a half north of Jordan in the town of Hull. He became ill a month ago, when he and his wife came to Stevens Point to make their home for the winter with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Maslowski, 316 North Division street. Mr. Van Order entered the hospital on December 3 and suffered a stroke last Friday. He was unconscious until his death.

Mr. Van Order was born on April 17, 1876, in the town of Hull. He was married on October 25, 1899, to Miss Julia Sossong, who died on April 10, 1900. Four years later, on August 29, 1904, he married Miss Helen Sossong and the couple moved to Cloquet, Minn., where Mr. Van Order worked as a scaler in lumber mills for two years. Then they located at Hansboro, N. D., and he engaged in the general mercantile business with his uncle, Olaf Sande, remaining there for about 10 years, when they returned to Portage county. After the death of his father, Mr. Van Order, with his brother, John, continued the operation of their father's Jordan milling business for a time and when his brother disposed of his interest to his mother, Myron continued operating the mill. After disposing of the grist mill several years ago he cut logs and pulpwood and quarried stone on the homestead property near Jordan.

Surviving are his wife, 316 North Division, his 93-year-old mother at Whitewater, the daughter, Mrs. Maslowski of Stevens Point, a granddaughter, Maurite Maslowski, three brothers, William Van Order of Minocqua, Chester of Jackson, Mich., and Bert, 306 Monroe street, and a sister, Mrs. C. O. Felch of Whitewater.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Boston funeral home and burial will take place in Forest cemetery. Rev. Bertram Davies will officiate. The body is at the funeral home.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, December 18, 1943:

Funeral of Mr. Van Order

Funeral services for Myron Eugene Van Order of the town of Hull, who died Tuesday, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Boston funeral home. Rev. Bertram Davies officiated and burial will take place later in Forest cemetery. Mary E. Bolon, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. J. M. Bolon, sang "Ave Maria" and "The Lord's Prayer.


Anslem Vaughn

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, August 2, 1893.

Anslem Vaughn, who came to Portage County nearly forty years ago, died at the village of Jordon, some five miles east of this city, last Saturday morning at half-past eleven o'clock. The roof of a feed mill which Mr. Vaughn had owned and operated for many years, was found to be on fire, shortly after eleven o'clock Saturday morning, Mr. Vaughn, his son, John W., and another man being in the mill at the time.

The old gentleman brought one or two pails of water, which he handed to his son, and in going for another pailful, dropped dead. The blaze, a small one, was extinguished at this time, when Mr. Vaughn's absence was noted, and on going into the mill his body was found. Restoratives were immediately applied and a messenger sent to this city for a doctor, but all to no purpose, as the spark of life had gone out.

The deceased gentleman was born August 23rd, 1823, and was therefore within a few weeks of seventy years of age. He came to the town of Hull in 1856, settling at what afterwards became the village of Jordon, and remained there ever since.

He was one of those good old Methodists who firmly believed the word of God and practiced his belief in every day life. In other words, Anslem Vaughn was strictly honest and upright.

An aged widow and three sons were left to mourn. The sons are Elezer and John, who live at home, and Ransom B., of Chicago. Funeral services were held at the house, Monday afternoon, Rev. Webster Millar officiating, after which the remains were brought to this city and interred in the Episcopal Cemetery. The pall bearers were Elezer, John, Chas., Dan. and Brayton Vaughn, and Isaac Bedell.


Polly Eickendorf Wanserski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, September 13, 1927. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Polly Wanserski

Mrs. J. M. Wanserski aged 63 years and a pioneer resident near Galloway, Marathon County, passed away at 3 o'clock this morning as the results of paralytic strokes, the first of which she suffered on Sunday. This affected her right side, while a second one yesterday morning paralyzed her left side, rendering her wholly unconscious. She had been in poor health for a long time prior to the fatal attacks.

Mrs. Wanserski, whose maiden name was Eickendorf, had the distinction of being born aboard ship while her parents were crossing the Atlantic to make a new home in the United States, emigrating here from Germany.

Besides her husband, who is a retired farmed, the deceased is survived by six sons and daughters, as follows: Martin, Galloway: John, Rosholt; Victor, now operating the old home farm; Mrs. Mary Wanserski of New Hope; Mrs. Adolph Zabrowski, Galloway; Mrs. Tom Milanowski, Rosholt.

The brothers and sisters are: Peter Eickendorf, Stevens Point; Andrew Eickendorf, Plover; Julius Eickendorf, Knowlton; Mrs. Anton Somionka and Mrs. Augusta Osowski, Wyandotte, Mich.; Mrs. Anton Malek, Ashland.

The funeral will be held from Sacred Heart church, Polonia next Saturday morning, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal September 21, 1927.

Mrs. Polly Wanserski, wife of J.M. Wanserski of the town of Frazen, Marathon county, who died at the family home last week, was buried from Sacred Heart church at Polonia on Saturday, requiem high mass being offered up by Rev. F. A. Nowak of this city. Assisting him were Fathers Dickowski of Galloway, Schultz of Polonia, John Karcz of Knowlton, L.J. Pescinski of Polonia and M. Klosowski of Alban. The casket bearers who consigned Mrs. Wanserski's body to its last resting place in the Polonia cemetery were Joseph Kociczkowski, Alois Stoltz, Joseph Kluck, Charles Gosh, Matt Wojak, and Leo Konkel.

Large numbers of relatives and friends were present for the final rites, including the deceased's sons and daughters, Martin of Galloway, John of Rosholt, Victor of Frazen, Mrs. Frank Wanserski of Amherst Junction, Mrs. Nick Kruzicki of Rosholt, Mrs. Adolph Zobarowski of Galloway, and Mrs. Thomas Milanowski of Rosholt. Among others who came from a distance were Mrs. Anton Malek, Ashland, Mrs. Joseph Sominka, Mrs. Mike Kurlyo and Miss Helen Dimick, Wyandotte, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Eickendorf, Stevens Point; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eickendorf; Francis and John Eickendorf, Plover. Mrs. Wanserski's brothers and sisters are Peter and Henry Eickendorf, Mrs. Sominka, Mrs. Malek, Mrs. Augusta Osowski of Wyandotte and Mrs. Frank Gavin of Rosholt.


Martha Felckowski Wanta

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, November 5, 1959. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Martha Felckowski Wanta

Funeral services for Mrs Basil Wanta, 71, of 346 Harding Ave, will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ladislaus' Catholic Church at Bevent. Burial will be made in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Dzikoski Funeral Home, where the Rosary Society of St. Ladislaus' Church will recite the rosary at 8 p.m. on Saturday. A general rosary is scheduled for Sunday night at 8 o'clock.

Mrs. Wanta, a resident of the Bevent area for many years, died Thursday morning at St. Michael's Hospital. Ill for the past several years, she entered the hospital last Saturday morning.

She was the former Martha Felckowski, born April 9, 1888, in the Town of Bevent, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Felckowski. She remained at the family home until her marriage on June 18, 1907, at St. Ladislaus' church to Mr. Wanta. They farmed in the Town of Bevent for many years until they retired and moved to Stevens Point four years ago.

She is survived by her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Ruben (Regina) Rekowski, Mrs. Leo (Emily) Bednarski and Mrs. Stanley (Mary) Jelinski, all of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Daniel (Martha) Kuklinski, Ringle; five sons, Edward, 407 Harding Ave., Florian, 154 N. River Dr., Walter, Waupaca, Ernest, Milwaukee, and Ervin, Bevent; 28 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Kuklinski, Town of Reid, and one brother, Peter Felckowski, Bevent.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and four brothers.


Alfred Walter Wanty

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, July 25, 1931. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Alfred Wanty, Sr.

Alfred Wanty, Sr., aged 69, assessor of the town of Buena Vista and a resident of that town for many years, died of heart trouble and dropsy at his home Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock following an illness of several months. His condition had been serious for the past month, although he was not confined in bed until a week ago.

Mr. Wanty was born at Oshkosh. He had been a resident of Buena Vista since young manhood, and held the office of town assessor for the past several years. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Isabelle Ryan of Buena Vista and by the following sons and daughters: Alfred, Jr., Buena Vista, Truman and John at the farm home, Mrs. Louis Strike of Lanark and Mrs. Walter Wisniewski of the town of Almond. He also leaves one brother and two sisters, Nelson Wanty of Milwaukee and Mrs. Charles Fletcher and Mrs. George Fletcher of Buena Vista.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Patrick's church in Lanark, with burial following in the parish cemetery.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, July 28, 1931:

Funeral of Mr. Wanty

A large number of relatives and friends were at St. Patrick's church in the town of Lanark at 10 o'clock Monday morning for the funeral of Alfred Wanty, Sr., assessor of the town of Buena Vista, who died last Friday at his home. Rev. Leo Bender officiated at the requiem high mass. Interment took place in the parish cemetery.

Pallbearers were George Corrigan, William Daughterty, John Gray, Peter Doyle, Edward Hopkins and William O'Keefe.

People at the funeral included Mrs. Irve Newby, a sister, of Madison; John J. Ryan, W. F. Ryan, Mrs. C. H. Badten, Mr. and Mrs. George Turrish and Mr. and Mrs. Brown of this city; Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Wanty and son, Arthur, of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Forest Barden and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hopkins of Amherst; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Scheider and son, Lloyd, of Clintonville; Mr. and Mrs. George Eigner of Berlin; Mrs. George Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hopkins of Waupaca; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Clark and family, Herman Asmus and Charles Bourley of Neenah; Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Carpenter of Almond; Mr. and Mrs. Neal Crowns and Mrs. Ruth Potter of Nekoosa and Mrs. Frank Mayer of Wisconsin Rapids.

Surviving Mr. Wanty are his widow and five sons and daughters, Alfred, Jr., Mrs. Louis Strike, Truman and John, all of Lanark, and Mrs. Walter Wisneski of almond. He also leaves 14 grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Harriette Fletcher and Mrs. Emma Fletcher of Buena Vista and Mrs. Irve Newby of Madison, and two brothers, Nelson Wanty of Milwaukee and Jacob Wanty.


Isabelle K. Ryan Wanty

Reprinted from the Amherst Advocate, Amherst, Portage Co., Wisconsin, November 1, 1934. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. ALFRED WANTY PASSED AWAY SUNDAY

Mrs. Alfred Wanty passed away at her farm home in Buena Vista Sunday evening at a quarter to seven o'clock. She had been confined to her bed by illness for the past three weeks.

Isabelle Ryan was born at Stevens Point to John and Winifred (Lynch) Ryan, pioneer residents of this county on the second day of February, 1863, and was therefore seventy-one years, eight months and twenty-six days of age at the time of her demise.

March 16th, 1889 she was united in marriage to Alfred Wanty at St. Mary's Church at Custer, Rev. Lawrence Spitselberger performing the ceremony. The young people continued to reside in the town of Buena Vista after their marriage. Mr. Wanty passed away July 26, 1931.

Those surviving are: three sons, Alfred Wanty of Lanark and Truman and John Wanty, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Louis Strike (Margaret) of Lanark and Mrs. Walter Wisniewski (Winifred) of the town of Almond; one sister, Mrs. Neal Crowns of Nekoosa and sixteen grandchildren. John J. Ryan, a brother of Stevens Point, died January 28th, 1934.

Services were held Wednesday morning at ten o'clock at St. Patrick's church at Lanark, Rev. D. L. Kembs officiating. Burial was made in the parish cemetery at the side of her husband.


Truman Thomas Wanty

Unidentified Wisconsin newspaper, 1984. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Truman T. Wanty

Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona

Formerly of Neenah/Menasha, age 89, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 6, 1984 in Tucson. He was born February 9, 1895 in the Town of Lanark. He was a Neenah Menasha resident from 1937 to 1960. He was employed at Kimberly-Clark Corporation prior to his retirement. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Tucson. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; and several nieces and nephews, including Audrey Swanson. A memorial mass will be Saturday, April 14, 1984 at 10 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, Menasha with the Rev. Jerome Watry officiating. Interment will be in St. Margaret Cemetery, Neenah. The Kessler Funeral Home assisted the family with the local arrangements.

Adam Welch

Appearing in the April 26, 1905 Stevens Point Gazette

ANOTHER PIONEER DEAD

Adam Welch, of Sharon, Who Came to This County a Half Century Ago, Called Monday Forenoon.

Death has claimed another of the Pioneers of Portage County, in the person of Adam Welch, of Sharon, who passed away at his home at 11 o'clock Monday forenoon. While not a robust appearing man, Mr. Welch nevertheless was the possessor of a remarkably strong constitution, and was always active, barring a few times that he was laid up with minor accidents. During the past winter, however, his health had been poor on account of heart trouble, but he was not confined to the house until about two weeks ago. Even after that he was able to be up part of the time and the day before his death walked in his room with assistance. Last Friday night he was seized with a sinking spell that appeared to be fatal, but he rallied from this and was much better until Sunday night, when a relapse set in and he continued to sink until the final summons.

Adam Welch was born near Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland, 76 years ago, and when a boy came to America with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Welch, who later died in the east, their adopted home being Syracuse, New York. He was one of the youngest of 12 children, and came west in the middle 50's with Wells & Mason, who for years operated a saw mill at Jordan, they coming here from Jordan, N.Y., and by whom young Welch had been employed in the east. His first work for this firm after his arrival here was driving team, which he continued for some time, also holding other responsible positions, and by diligence and care saved between $1000 and $1500, which he left in the hands of his employers. This money, it was feared, would be lost at the time the firm quit business, but fortunately he secured every cent and about 35 years ago bought a farm about one mile south of Ellis post office, or Poland Corners, which has been the family home ever since. For some years previous to and also after engaging in farming, Mr Welch was interested in lumber operations up the Plover River, accumulating considerable money, and had long been considered one of the well-to-do farmers of Portage county. He was a man who always took a deep interest in current events and was well posted and well read. He was scrupulously honest, taking pride in the prompt payment of every just debt and had many warm friends, especially among the early settlers of the county, most of whom have gone before, and who could truly testify to his worth and character.

In 1859 Mr. Welch was married in this city to Miss Alice McAuliffe, who survives him, together with three children, Miss Belle, who lives at home, Martin, whose farm is located near Stockton Station, and Timothy, who with his family has always resided with his parents on the old homestead. Another daughter, Martha, died about 17 years ago, aged 18 years. Mrs. Wm. Reading, a sister of Mr. Welch, who was two years younger than he, died in this city in November, 1888, and since then a brother and sister have passed away in the east. But one sister, Mrs. Belle Burns, of Chicago, survives.

The funeral took place from St. Mary's church at Custer, Rev. E. P. Lorigan officiating, at 10 o'clock this forenoon, and was very largely attended. The pallbearers were old friends of the deceased, as follows: Peter Schliesman, Matthias Eiden, Patrick Ryan, John Leary, Michael O'Keefe and Jos. Lukowicz.


Crowell W. White

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, June 12, 1897. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Crowell W. White

Crowell W. white, one of the prosperous farmers of Almond, died at his home in that town on June 3, 1897, and was buried at Lone Pine by Rev. L. E. Palmer.

Mr. White was born at Locke, Cayuga county, N. Y., on November 27, 1819. His mother died when he was fourteen, and after two years spent at work at home, he went out to work for himself and at twenty-one had accumulated a fortune of two good suits of clothes and one hundred dollars. In 1842 he came west to Galena, Ill., and in 1844 to Grand Rapids, Wis., where he was married on October 3, to Miss Elizabeth P. Anthony and lived until 1853. In that year he removed to Almond, where he began farming on eighty acres of wild land. He was a man beloved and respected and his life was uplifting to all with whom he came in contact. The widow and two children, Emma A., and Bert E., who live at home, survive to mourn the departed father. Two other children have preceded Mr. White to the grave.


Elizabeth P. Anthony White

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, March 17, 1908. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

ANOTHER PIONEER GONE

Death of an Old Resident of the Town of Almond.

On Wednesday afternoon, March 4, 1908, at the old family home near Lone Pine, Mrs. Elizabeth White passed quietly and peacefully from this life, after an illness of over three years, caused by paralysis, having been confined to the bed for the past two years.

Elizabeth P. Anthony was born in Oswego county, N. Y. Nov. 10, 1826. In 1844, in company with her parents, she came west and for a time settled upon a farm in Dane county, Wis. A few years later the family moved to Grand Rapids, Wis., where on Oct. 3, 1848, she was married to Crowell W. White, who was at that time engaged in lumbering. In 1853 Mr. and Mrs. White moved to Almond township and purchased and settled upon eighty acres of wild land, which has now for many years been known as the Springer farm. In 1865 they again went to Grand Rapids, remaining about eight years. They then returned to Lone Pine, where they built and for about three years conducted a store. In 1876 they settled upon the farm where both died, her husband preceding her by about eleven years.

Mrs. White has always been a hard working, industrious woman, devoted to her home and family and for many years has lived a quite christian life, loved by all who knew her.

She was the mother of four children, Alonzo A. and S. Mellisa, who died many years ago, Emma A. and Bert E., who are left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother.

The funeral service was held at the family residence Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. Ludwig of Almond with interment in the Lone Pine cemetery.

The family takes this method of thanking their kind neighbors and friends who assisted them in the sickness and burial of their loved one. Also for the beautiful floral offerings and singers.


Emily White

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, November 17, 1931. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Emily White

Emily White of Lone Pine, aged 77, died at her home at 10:30 o'clock Friday morning. She had been ill four days. Funeral services were held at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home with interment following in the Lone Pine cemetery.

Miss White was born on a farm in Lone Pine on August 30, 1854, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Crowell W. White, pioneer residents of the vicinity. When she was a young girl her parents moved to Wisconsin Rapids, where they lived for 10 years, operating a meat market for seven years and a general merchandise store for three years. They then returned to Lone Pine, built the Lone Pine store and operated it for some time, until they bought the farm on which Miss White and her brother, Bert, had since lived. Bert White is the only surviving member of a family of four children.


Zella Marie Poust Whitman

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, August 20, 1969. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Zella Whitman

Mrs. Zella Marie Whitman, 67, 1108 Shaurette Street, died at St. Michael's Hospital Tuesday. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with burial following in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Boston Funeral Home.

Mrs. Whitman was born July 14, 1902 in the Town of Lanark. She attended school in Lanark and graduated from Stevens Point Normal School.

She taught school in Town of Linwood until her marriage in 1921 to Leonard Whitman. The couple lived in Stevens Point except for a brief stay in Port Arthur, Canada. Mr. Whitman was a former commander of Berens-Scribner Post No. 6 of the American Legion and chairman of the Police and Fire commission.

Mrs. Whitman at one time was the secretary of the Stevens Point Board of Health and was a member of St. Stephen's Church.

She was an active member for over 30 years of the American Legion Auxiliary of Post No. 6 and was the past president. She also served as treasurer of Post No. 6 and was a chairman of the Past President's Parley of the Auxiliary.

Surviving are one son, James, 1108 Shaurette Street; two daughters, Mrs. John (Genevieve) Paulson of Neenah and Mrs. Norman (Betty) Dineen of Rhinelander; one brother, Raymond Paust [sic] of Milwaukee, and 13 grandchildren.


Mary Eckendorf Wierzba

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, May 11, 1955. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mary Wierzba

Mrs. Vincent Wierzba, 79, a Portage County resident since her childhood, died Monday, May 9, 1955 at 2 p.m. at the family home in the town of Stockton. Mrs. Wierzba had been in ill health the past year and one-half. She had been more seriously ill the last five weeks, and was a patient at St. Michael's hospital for two weeks during that time.

The former Mary Eckendorf was born in Berlin, Green Lake Co., WI, in 1876. She moved to the town of Sharon with her family when she was a girl, and attended Sacred Heart parochial school at Polonia. After her marriage at Polonia to Frank Grzywacz, the couple farmed in Sharon until Mr. Grzywacz's death in 1903. She was remarried at Polonia in 1904 to Vincent Wierzba, and the couple made their home in Stockton. Seventeen years ago they retired and a son, John Grzywacz, now operates the farm.

Mrs. Wierzba is survived by her husband; six daughters, Mrs. Rose Zaborowski, 414 Portage St., Mrs. Edward Kozolek and Mrs. John Armatoski, Custer; four sons, John Grzywacz, Stockton, Edward Grzywacz, 221 Prairie St., and Theodore and Leo Wierzba, Milwaukee; a step-daughter, Mrs. Julia Pokwinski, Milwaukee; a sister, Mrs. Frank Studzinski, town of Sharon; a brother, Victor Eckendorf, town of Sharon; a half-brother, Joseph Jakubek, Sharon; two half-sisters, Mrs. John Karpinski and Mrs. Ben Zywicki, Stevens Point; 42 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. Two children died in infancy.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Polonia, and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Dzikoski funeral home, where a general rosary will be said Wednesday night at 8 o'clock. The Rosary Society of Sacred Heart church, of which she was a member, will say the rosary tonight at 8.


Amanda Willard

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, January 13, 1914.

Pioneer Lady Called
Mrs. Henry Willard, who had lived in this county since childhood dies in Almond

Mrs. Amanda Willard, widow of the late Henry Willard of McDill, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Warner, in the town of Almond, at 6 o'clock last Monday evening. Mrs. Willard had been visiting her daughter since three or four weeks before Christmas and was taken ill soon after her arrival there, being confined to her bed until Christmas day. Since then and until last Wednesday she was able to be up and about. Wednesday night she was taken seriously ill, pleuro-pneumonia quickly developing, and she passed away at the time above stated.

Amanda Bremmer was a native of Vermont, born in February, 1842, and she came to Plover with her parents when five years old. She was married to Henry Willard at Plover, Jan. 1, 1863, and for many years their home was on a farm in the town of Stockton. Disposing of their property, they moved to McDill, where Mr. Willard died Nov. 11, 1912. They are survived by six children, Harvey of Marshfield, Eugene, William and Mrs. Andrew Foote of McDill, Walter of Sioux City, Iowa, and Mrs. Fred Warner of Almond. She also leaves two brothers and two sisters who reside in Portland Oregon, and a half brother and half sister, Clarence Bremer of Linwood and Mrs. Chas. Dorboy of Lake Villa, Illinois.

The remains were brought to the late home in McDill and the funeral will be held from the house at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. James Blake of this city officiating, with interment in the McDill cemetery. All the children of the deceased are present.


Henry C. Willard

Reprinted from The Gazette, November 13, 1912.

Henry C. Willard

Henry C. Willard, a resident of Portage County for over a half a century, passed away at his home at McDill at 5:25 o'clock Monday, death resulting from pneumonia, with which he was taken ill about two weeks before. He seemed to be on the road to recovery a few days before, when a relapse set in with fatal results.

Henry Cleveland Willard was born at Syracuse, NY Sept. 26, 1832 and therefore was 80 years of age. When a young man of about 25 years, he came to Portage County with his mother and sister, locating on a farm in the town of Stockton, upon which he resided until several years ago, when he retired and has since resided at McDill.  Jan. 1, 1863, he married at Plover Miss Amanda Bremmer of that place, who survives him, together with six children. They are Harvey of Marshfield, Eugene, William and Mrs. Andrew Foote of McDill, Walter of Sioux City, Iowa, Mrs. Fred Warner of Almond. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Mary E. Holmes of Kenosha. The children were all present when their father passed away except Walter, who arrived Monday evening.

The funeral took place from the residence at McDill at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. James Blake of the Baptist church of this city, officiating, followed by interment in the McDill Cemetery.


Emily Wylie Wilmot

Appeared in the Amherst paper, Volume 16 - 15 April 1909.

Mrs. S. V. Wilmot Passed Away Monday
Mrs. S. V. Wilmott passed away at the home of her son, Arthur, at Lower Amherst Monday, April 12th, afater five days illness with lagrippe. At the time of her death Mrs. Wilmott was over 84 years of age and on account of her advanced age was unable to withstand the ravages of this disease.

Mrs. Wilmott is one of the old settlers in this section coming to Portage County with her husband in 1850 and settling on the farm which remained her home until her death. She was a woman who was highly respected by all who knew her and her life was filled with good deeds and kindnesses.

Emily Wylie was born in Jackson, Tioga County, Penn., August 8, 1824. Her marriage to S. V. Wilmott occured on October 6, 1842 at Jackson. Shortly after their marriage they came west to Illinois and after spending a few years in that state came to Portage County, where they have since resided. Mrs. Wilmott is survived by a husband and four children. The childen are Walter, of Mattoon, Mrs. Hayes Aldrich (Elizabeth) of this village, Mrs. H. Clinton (Wilhelmina), and Arthur W., the latter living on the old home.

The funeral was held from the residence, this afternoon was at 2 o'clock, Rev. Clark of Ogdensburg officiating. Interment was made in the Lower Amherst Cemetery.

A more extended obituary will be published next week.


Louis Wollenschlager

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, November 8, 1918.

Louis Wollenschlager died at St. Michael's hospital Thursday at 2:30 from Pneumonia not due, however, to influenza. He was brought up from Nekoosa Sunday.

Mr. Wollenschlager was born at Pittsburgh, August 8, 1848 and he lived in Stevens Point for 48 years. For 37 years he was employed at the Krembs Hardware store. He worked at his trade of tinsmith until a week before his death.

Mrs. Wollenschlager died on June 18 five years ago. Five children remain: Mrs. Mary (Ernst) Viertel and William W. of Stevens Point; Arthur W. of Chicago, John C. of Fort Dodge, Ia., and Mrs. Anna Hannah. Surviving brothers and sisters are Louise Bobby, Helena, Mont.; Amelia Blume of Bonner's Ferry, Idaho; Cecelia Jenen, Billings, Mont.; Mary Ennis, Pittsburgh, PA.; Joseph W. of Minneapolis; and Charles H. of Stevens Point.


Mary Dudzik Yach

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, July 14, 1959. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Mary Yach

Mrs. Mary Yach, 71, 716 Washington Ave., died at St. Michael's Hospital today at 6:40 a.m. She had had a heart ailment for the past five years and was admitted to the hospital on June 3.

The body is at the Dzikoski Funeral Home, where friends may call after 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The Rosary Society of St. Peter's Catholic Church will say the rosary there at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, and a general rosary is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 9 a.m. at St. Peter's Church and burial will be made in Guardian Angel Cemetery.

Mrs. Yach was born on July 26, 1888 at Polonia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Dudzik. She attended Sacred Heart School at Polonia, and remained at home until about 1908, when she was married to Joseph Yach. After their marriage at Polonia they lived continuously in Stevens Point.  Mr. Yach died in 1931.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Selma) Strong, 803 Briggs St., Mrs. Alois (Virginia) Golla, 358 Franklin St., and Mrs. Lawrence (Ruth) Losinski, who lives at the Washington avenue address; three sons, William, 318 N. 3rd St., Vilas, 704 Frederick St., and Leonard, 723 Portage St.; three brothers, John Dudzik, 508 Portage St., Leo Dudzik, Custer, and Anton Dudzik, Wittenberg; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three infant children and one brother.


Gustie Flees Yach

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, February 23, 1951. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Gustie Yach

Mrs. Nicholas Yach, 63, Chicago, a former resident of the town of Sharon, died at 9:30 o'clock Thursday morning at a Wausau hospital. She had suffered a stroke at Wausau on Feb. 6 and had been a patient at a hospital there since.

Mrs. Yach was born Gustie Flees on Aug. 29, 1887, in the town of Sharon, a daughter of Mrs. Pauline Flees and the late John Flees, of the town of Bevent. On Dec. 6, 1905, she was married to Nicholas Yach at the Sacred Heart Catholic church at Polonia. The couple resided on a farm in the town of Sharon for 38 years. In 1943 they moved to Chicago where Mr. Yach is employed.

Surviving are her husband and her mother; five sons, Martin, town of Sharon, Henry, Felix, Ted and Stanley, Chicago; four daughters, Mrs. John Platta, town of Sharon, Mrs. Joseph Bunczak, town of Bevent, Mrs. Robert Rome, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Sandy Bjuir, North Dakota; five brothers, Adam and Frank Flees, Wausau, and John, Felix and Martin Flees, town of Bevent; two sisters, Mrs. John Brezinski, town of Bevent, and Mrs. Charles Gross, Milwaukee; 20 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic church at Torun. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Prais funeral home where a rosary will be said at 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday.


Clara Check Yach

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, March 29, 1923. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Clara Yach

The remains of Mrs. Barney Yach of the town of Dewey were laid to rest in St. Mary's cemetery, Torun, at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning, Rev. Ignatius Grad officiating at the grave and also conducting services at St. Mary's church.

Mrs. Yach who passed away last Monday, was born in Bevent, Marathon county, July 31, 1904, and at the time of her death was nearly 20 years of age. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Matt Check, pioneer settlers in the Shantytown district.

On Nov. 11, 1919, Clara Check and Mr. Yach were united in marriage and to them were born two children. Irvin, now nearly two years old, and an infant daughter, Clara Marion.

The deceased also leaves two sisters and six brothers, Mrs. Leo Popowski of Polonia, Anna Check of Bevent, Peter P. Check of this city, Anthony, Stanley, Sylvester, Matthew and Raymond Check of Bevent.


Delphine Bembenek Zakoski

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, August 3, 1992. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Delphine Zakoski

Delphine T. Zakoski, 79, formerly of 5311 Highway 66, died Sunday afternoon, Aug. 2, 1992, at the Portage County Health Care Center. She had been a resident there for seven months and in failing health the past two days.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Tuesday at Dzikoski/Pisarski Funeral Home.

The St. Peter Rosary Society and the Knights of Columbus, of which her son, Richard, is a member, will combine with the general rosary at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Zakoski was born May 3, 1912, in the town of Bevent, a daughter of the late Adam and Martha Bembenek.

She attended St. Ladislaus Grade School in Bevent.

She was married to Joseph Zakoski on Nov. 10, 1934, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. He died Jan. 6, 1992.

The couple settled in Stevens Point.

Mrs. Sakoski was employed at Weber Tackle Company for more than 25 years, retiring in 1972.

She was a member of St. Peter Rosary Society, Rose 36.

She enjoyed crocheting.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann (John) Sankey, Plover, and Virginia Zakoski, Stevens Point; one son, Richard (Delores) Zakoski, Stevens Point; six brothers, Elmer (Esther) Bembenek, Stevens Point, Frank (Agnes) Bembenek, Wausau, and Ervin (Theresa) Bembenek, Joseph (Marie) Bembenek, and Daniel (Ann) Bembenek, all of Milwaukee, and Walter (Joyce) Bembenek, Pewaukee; four sisters, Pauline Wanserski, Wausau, Evelyn (Joseph) Laurich, Milwaukee, Grace (Ed) Albrent, Milwaukee, and Esther (Edmund) Ostrowski, Hatley; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one infant brother.


Frances Czaplewski Zolandek

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, June 15, 1962. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Frances Zolandek

Mrs. Frances Zolandek of 113 ½ NE Public Square died at 9:45 Thursday evening at St. Michael's Hospital, where she had been a patient since May 19.  Mrs. Zolandek, who was 80, had been hospitalized several time in the last five years.  She was the widow of Frank Zolandek, who was a merchant here.

Born April 2, 1882, in Milwaukee, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Czaplewski. She grew up in Milwaukee and went to school there, and came to Stevens Point before her marriage at St. Peter's Catholic Church on Oct. 13, 1903.

Mr. Zolandek was a retail salesman and later opened a shoe business at the present site of Karp's Bootery, 113 NE Public Square. He died Nov. 21, 1951. She was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Peter's Church and the Catholic Woman's Club.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Helen Smith, 113 ½ NE Public Square; Mrs. Ben (Irene) Pronz, 704 4th Ave.; Mrs. Roman (Clara) Kamenski, Milwaukee, Mrs. Agnes Scheider, 710 Meadow St., and Mrs. Gustave (Frances) Andrae, 919 Main St.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Anton, Chicago, and Alfred, Wheeling, W. Va.

A number of brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Monday evening at St. Peter's Church with burial following in Guardian Angel Cemetery. Friends may call after Sunday noon at the Dzikoski Funeral Home. The following rosaries have been scheduled Sunday night. 7 o'clock , Catholic Woman's Club; 7:30 Rosary Society, and 8, general rosary.

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Thursday, June 19, 1962. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Zolandek's Funeral

Funeral services were held Monday morning at St. Peter's Catholic Church for Mrs. Frances Zolandek, 80, 113 ½ NE Public Square, who died Thursday.

The Rev. Anthony Krauza officiated at the solemn requiem high mass, with the Rev. Roy Mish serving as deacon and the Rev. Stanislaus Lapinski as subdeacon.

Burial took place in Guardian Angel Cemetery, with Father Mish conducting grave side rites.

The parish Rosary Society, of which Mrs. Zolandek was a member, attended in a group.

Pallbearers were John Galecke, Jack Karp, Robert Kostka Jr., August Maslowski, Edward Molski and August Tuszkowski.

Relatives and friends attended from Milwaukee, Wheeling, W. Va., and the Stevens Point area.


Anna P. Betker Zywicke

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, September 8, 1987. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Harry (Anna P.) Zywicke

Mrs. Harry (Anna P) Zywicke, 82, 1416 West River Drive, died Sunday morning at St. Michael's Hospital, where she had been a patient for a few days.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen's Church. The Rev. Dennis Lynch will officiate. Burial will be in the Guardian Angel Cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Dzikoski/Pisarski Funeral Home. The St. Adalberts Rosary Society and the Knights of Columbus, of which her son, LaVern, is a member, will pray with the general rosary at 7 pm.

She was born Sept. 18, 1904, in the town of Alban, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Betker. She attended schools in Alban.

She was married to Harry Zywicke on April 20, 1940, at St. Adalbert Church in Rosholt. They settled in the town of Sharon for a few years, then moved to Stevens Point. He survives.

Mrs. Zywicke was employed at River Pines Living Center for 17 years, retiring in 1970. She was a member of the St. Adalbert Rosary Society.

Survivors, besides her husband, include two daughters, Mrs. Ben (Barbara) Strassle, Delta, Colo., and Miss Bernadette Zywicke, 1416 West River Drive; on son, LaVern, Plover; five grandchildren; and one brother, Dominic Betker, Antigo.

She was preceded in death by one son, two grandchildren; five brothers and two sisters.


Apolonia Betker Zywicki

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, June 3, 1967. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Apolonia Zywicki

Mrs. Apolonia Zywicki, 86, Town of Alban, was pronounced dead at St. Michael's Hospital at 9:30 p.m. Friday.

She became ill at home and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Mrs. Zywicki had been in ill health the past two years.

Born in Europe Aug. 1, 1880, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Betker. She came to the United States as an infant. The family lived in Chicago for two years and then moved to the Town of Sharon.

On June 18, 1900, she was married at St. Adalbert's Catholic church, Rosholt, to Anton Spitza, who died in 1912.

She married Nov. 6, 1912, to Martin Zywicki. His death occurred Sept. 26, 1959.

Throughout her married life, Mrs. Zywicki had lived on a farm in Alban.

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. John (Victoria) Karpinski, 316 Wadleigh St., Mrs. Nick (Dorothy) Rozek, Brookfield, Mrs. Stanley (Zephrene) Wiza, Rosholt, Mrs. Donald (Tillie) DeVore, Cadott, and Mrs. Ben (Gertrude) Woyach, Milwaukee; five sons, Edward and Leo Sptza, Milwaukee, Peter Spitza, Orofino, Idaho, Felix Zywicki, Custer, and Charles Zywicki, on the family homestead; 38 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren; and a step-daughter, Mrs. Helen Gunderson, Kane, Pa.

A daughter died in childhood. Four sisters and a brother also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9:30 at St. Adalbert's Church, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dzikoski Funeral Home. The parish Rosary Society, of which Mrs. Zywicki was a member, will say the rosary at 7:30 Sunday evening, and a general rosary will be recited at 8.


Martha Betker Zywicki

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, April 24, 1948. Contributed by Betty Martz.

Mrs. Martha Zywicki

Mrs. Martha Zywicki, 91, a resident of Portage County nearly 70 years, died this morning at 6:30 o'clock at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Zywicki, in the town of Hull. She had been in ill health for three and one-half years and was confined in bed most of the time.

Mrs. Zywicki, progenitor of 128 descendants, was the grandmother of Rev. Alois Sharfinski, who is being ordained today and will say his first mass at Wausau on Sunday.

A native of Poland, Mrs. Zywicki, whose maiden name was Martha Betker, was born on May 20, 1856. She married Stephen Zywicki 71 years ago in Poland. The couple came to this country 68 years ago and after residing in Milwaukee two years came to Portage County. They lived in the town of Alban, at Springville and moved to Hull 44 years ago. Mr. Zywicki died in 1936.

Surviving are nine children, Mrs. John Sharfinski of Wausau, Mrs. Peter Sharfinski of Brokaw, Mrs. Frances Rosenthal of Kellner, Leo Zywicki of Manitowoc, Mrs. Helen Zurawski of Plover, Valerian Zywicki of Racine, Sylvester of Stevens Point, Joe of Dewey and Herman of Hull, 58 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Two children preceded her in death.

Mrs. Zywicki was a member of the Rosary society of St. Casimer's Catholic Church in Hull.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Casimer's church and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Prais funeral home where the rosary will be said this evening. Sunday and Monday evenings at 8 o'clock.

Marie Maslowski Tepp

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, December 20, 1993. Contributed by Robert Schultz.

Marie Tepp

Marie D. Tepp, 96, Stevens Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, died Sunday morning, Dec. 19, 1993.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. Lyle Schulte will officiate.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel. The Catholic Order of Foresters, St. Elizabeth's Court, and the St. Anne's Society of St. Joseph Church will combine with the general rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel.

A memorial has been established in her name to Stevens Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Tepp was born May 18, 1897, in Polonia, a daughter of the late Anton and Helen (Borowski) Maslowski. She attended town of Sharon schools.

She was married to Martin Kabachinski on May 14, 1919, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Polonia. He died in 1930.

The couple were employed as barbers in Muskegon. Mich., and Stevens Point.

Mrs. Tepp continued to barber in Stevens Point. She owned and operated Marie's Barbershop for 16 years on the Public Square and Strongs Avenue.

She was married to John Tepp on Aug. 9, 1937, at St. Joseph Church. He died in 1970.

She retained her barbering license of 40 years, until 1962.

Mrs. Tepp was the first resident at St. Joseph's Center at the convent from Sept. 15, 1980, to August 1982 when she entered the nursing home.

She enjoyed pets and played piano, violin and accordion. She also was a fisher and hunter, bagging her last deer at 81.

Survivors include two daughters, Pearl (Clarence) Cross, 2024 Briggs St., and Mary Ann (Raymond) Katch, Cape Coral, Fla,; two stepdaughters, Sophie "Sue" Kosholleck, Stevens Point, and Catherine Staidl, Appleton; one stepson, William Tepp Sr., Stevens Point; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and seven brothers.


Hiram N. Woodworth

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, September 11, 1905. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Passed Away Sunday After a Year's Illness.

Hiram Newton Woodworth passed away Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Northern hospital Oshkosh after an illness of more than a year with general debility and heart trouble incident to advanced age. For some months Mr. Woodworth had been troubled with insomnia and has been under treatment at the hospital where he seemed to keep in fairly comfortable health. He was brought home here several weeks ago and spent a few days with his son, Fred, and with his daughter, Mrs. Palmer, at Grand Rapids, but his restlessness came on again and it was thought best to return him to the hospital.

Mr. Woodworth was born near Hartford, Conn., on Feb. 2, 1826, being therefore in his eightieth year. On New Year's day, 1850, he married Miss Elizabeth Osgood at Putney, Vt. They came to Wisconsin early in the fifties and resided for a time in Manitowoc and Calumet counties, and later lived for many years at Appleton and Neenah. In 1885, they removed to this city and remained here up to the time he went to the hospital He served a short time in the Civil war, having enlisted in Company D, 51st Wisconsin, at Menasha on March 7, 1865, and being mustered out as a sergeant June 9 of the same year, on account of the close of the war. Mrs. Woodworth has recently been living with her daughter, Mrs. Palmer.

He is survived by six children, N. E. and Edward Woodworth of this city, Mrs. T. J. Pope of Kansas City, George of Helena, Mont., Fred E. Woodworth of this city and Mrs. A. N. Palmer of Grand Rapids.

Mr. Woodworth was a carpenter and was able to work at his trade with his son, N. E., up to within a few years ago. He had quite an extensive acquaintance in this city and at Neenah and Appleton and had a large circle of friends.

The body was brought home at 10 o'clock this morning and removed to the residence of F. E. Woodworth on Pine street, where the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. F. A. Nimits officiating. Mrs. Woodworth and Mrs. Palmer came up from Grand Rapids this morning.


Teresa Laughlin Woodworth

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, January 22, 1919. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. George Woodworth

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. George Woodworth at San Francisco. Burial took place at Oakland, Cala.

Mrs. Woodworth was a sister of the late Dennis Laughlin, who passed away at Dorchester last fall. She was born in the town of Stockton in this county and went west 30 years ago, after her marriage at St. Paul to George Woodworth, a brother of N. E. Woodworth, 635 Ellis street. She and her husband lived for a number of years at Helena, Mont., afterwards removing to California.

Three sisters survive. They are Mrs. M. O'Keefe of Custer, Mrs. Mary McGinley of Grand Rapids and Mrs. Trevitt of Ironwood. She leaves two sons, Arthur and George. Mrs. Woodworth was 57 years of age.


Caroline Curran Tracy

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, May 8, 1963. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Vincent Tracy

Mrs. Vincent Tracy of the Town of Buena Vista died about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday while en route to St. Michael's Hospital, where she was being taken by a neighbor.

She had had a heart condition the last two years.

Mrs. Tracy, the former Caroline Curran, was born in New York State and had lived in Portage County since childhood. She was married to Mr. Tracy in Custer, and the couple spent all their married life on a farm in Buena Vista.

She was a member of the Altar-Rosary Society of St. Martin's Catholic Church, Town of Almond.

Her husband is her only survivor.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Martin's Church, with burial following in the parish cemetery. The Rev. Francis Wengler will officiate at the services.

Friends may call at the Goult-Patterson-Hardell Funeral Home in Almond after 2 p.m. Thursday, and the rosary will be said there Thursday night at 8.


Vincent J. Tracy

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, June 3, 1966. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Tracy Services Set

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:20 Saturday morning at St. Martin's Catholic Church in the Town of Buena Vista for Vincent Tracy, 75, Buena Vista, who died Thursday.

Mr. Tracy, who had been in ill health for one month, was a resident of the Stratton Rest Home in Nelsonville at the time of his death.

A son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Tracy, Sr., he was born in Buena Vista July 17, 1891.

A retired farmer, he lived in the Buena Vista area all his life. He was married to the former Caroline E. Curran of Arnott, who died May 7, 1963.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Belle Damon, Wisconsin Rapids; and nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers and his parents

The Rev. Francis Wengler will officiate at the services, followed by burial in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call today at the Goult - Petterson - Hardell Funeral Home, Almond, where a general rosary will be recited at 9 this evening.


Martha Laughlin Trebiatt

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, March 13, 1939. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Martha Trebiatt

Word has just been received of the death of Mrs. Martha Trebiatt of Ironwood, Michigan, a native of the town of Stockton, on December 11. The body was placed in a receiving vault at Ironwood and will be brought to Stevens Point in April to be buried in St. Mary's cemetery at Custer.

Mrs. Trevitt, who was 71 years old, was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Laughlin. After her marriage to Thomas Trebiatt the couple moved to Ironwood about 25 years ago. Mr. Trebiatt died there in November, 1935, and was brought to Custer for burial.

Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Michael O'Keefe of Iron Mountain, Michigan, a former resident of Custer. Mrs. Ruth Scheel, 1025 Main street, is a niece.


Catherine Hopkins Timlin

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, August 30, 1905 . Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Anthony Timlin

Mrs. Catherine Timlin, an old and respectable resident of the town of Lanark, died at her home on Thursday, 17th inst., after an illness of only two weeks, although she had been failing in health since the death of her son, Anthony, which occurred just fourteen months previous to the day of her death. Her demise was caused by dropsy of the heart.

The deceased, whose maiden name was Catherine Hopkins, was born in County Roscommon, Ireland, 65 years ago. She came to the united States with her mother and other members of the family at the age of 17 years, settling at Racine, where they made their home for five years. They came to the town of Lanark in 1862 and she was married the same year to Anthony Timlin, who died some 22 years ago. That town had been the family home ever since.

The death of this esteemed woman has cast a gloom over many friends, all of whom sympathize with the family in what is now a double sorrow. She was ever diligent in the fulfillment of duty, ambitious to do her part and was loved by all who knew her. She had a kind word and a pleasant smile for all, and her memory will not soon be forgotten. She leaves to mourn her loss one son, John, and four daughters, Katie, Mary and Nellie Timlin of Lanark, and Mrs. Jas. Glennon of Auburndale, besides one sister, Mrs. Mary Hickey, and one brother, John Hopkins, all of whom were at her bedside at the hour of her death.

The funeral was held from St. Patrick's Catholic church, Lanark, at 11 o'clock on Saturday following her death, being one of the largest held for some time, a great number of old friends and acquaintances coming to pay their last respects to the deceased. Requiem high mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Klosowski, assisted by members of the choir of St. Stephen's church, Stevens Point. The pallbearers were Mike Riley, Ed. Cooney, Mike Lynch, Dennis Leahy, Patrick Bowden and Thomas Kirby.

Those who attended the funeral from a distances were Sister Teresa, of the convent of the sisters of Mercy, Milwaukee, Misses Mary and Delia Clark, Chicago, and Mrs. Sarah McGlone, all being nieces of the deceased.


Catherine A. Timlin

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, January 29, 1955. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Miss Catherine A. Timlin

Miss Catherine A. Timlin, 79, a lifelong resident of the town of Lanark, died at her home Friday at 11:45 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Patrick's Catholic church, Lanark, with Rev. Chester Zielinski officiating, and burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call Monday evening at the Jungers funeral home, Amherst. A rosary will be said there at 8 p.m. Monday.

Miss Timlin was born in the town of Lanark June 8, 1875, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.

Anthony Timlin. She was a charter member of the Altar society of St. Patrick's church. She had been in ill health for the past two years.

Survivors include a brother, John, Shawano, and a sister, Miss Nellie Timlin, with whom she made her home.

Preceding her in death were a brother, Anthony, and two sisters, Mrs. J. J. Glennon and Miss Mary Timlin.


Mary (Mrs. Patrick) Timlin

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Gazette, Wednesday, July 31, 1912. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Mary Timlin, Who Died in Lanark Last Sunday, Was a Pioneer of This County.

Mrs. Mary Timlin, a resident of Stevens Point for ten years, during which time she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Sarah McClone, 824 Normal Avenue, died in Lanark township last Saturday morning at 6 o'clock, following a short illness. Mrs. Timlin went to Lanark June 29th to visit her other daughters, Mrs. Henry Stinson, Mrs. Wm. Loftis and Mrs. Ed Stinson, and was at the home of the latter when taken ill last Wednesday. She failed very rapidly, presumably because of her advanced age, 85 years.

Mrs. McClone was called to Lanark on Friday and a granddaughter, Miss Kate McClone, went down Saturday afternoon. Miss Kate Timlin, a niece of the deceased, was also present at the funeral, which took place from St. Patrick's church at 10 o'clock Monday morning Rev. J. E. Meagher officiating. Burial was beside her husband and three children in St. Patrick's cemetery.

Mrs. Timlin was a native of Ireland but had lived in Portage county for upwards of a half century, coming to Lanark with her husband, the late Patrick Timlin, when there were no other settlers within a radius of many miles. Mr. Timlin died about twenty years ago. When Mrs. McClone moved to this city some ten years ago her mother also came here and had since lived with the daughter.

She was a remarkably bright and active old lady, chock full of native wit, and it was always a pleasure to be in her company. The daughters mourn and kind and loving mother and her old neighbors a steadfast and true friend.

John T. Tovey

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, March 10, 1948. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

John T. Tovey

John T. Tovey, Fremont postmaster and a former town of Stockton resident, died this morning at his home at Fremont. He had suffered from a heart ailment for some time. Mrs. Tovey is the former Miss Hazel Cauley, daughter of Mrs. Rose Cauley of Custer.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church in Stevens Point. The body is at the Bauer funeral home at Fremont where the rosary will be said this evening and Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. It will be brought to Stevens Point Friday morning and will be at the Crosby funeral home. The rosary will be said at the funeral home here Friday evening at 8:30 o'clock.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Thursday, March 11, 1948:

Former Soo Employe

John T. Tovey, 55, Fremont postmaster and boyhood resident of the town of Stockton, who died Wednesday morning at his home at Fremont, was a former Soo Line railroad employe. His death at 7 o'clock followed a heart attack which he suffered Monday noon. He had a heart ailment for several years.

Mr. Tovey was born on July 9, 1892, in Chicago, a son of the late Mrs. Mary Lynch. After the death of his mother he came to Stockton as a child to make his home with the late Misses Mary and Nora Tovey. He lived in Stockton until 25 years ago when he became a telegraph operator for the Soo Line at Fremont, after studying telegraphy at Oshkosh. He was employed as operator there for 10 years and was appointed postmaster 15 years ago.

Mr. Tovey was married on June 30, 1926, at St. Mary's Catholic church at Custer to Miss Hazel Cauley, daughter of Mrs. Rose Cauley of Custer and the late William Cauley, Sr.

He was a member of the Holy Name society of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic church at Weyauwega and of the Fremont-Weyauwega Lions club. He was active in Fremont civic organizations and took a keen interest in the affairs of the village.

Surviving are his wife, two brothers, Michael Tovey of Dallas, Ore., and Thomas Tovey of Stevens Point, and a sister, Miss Mayme Tovey of Stevens Point.

The body will be brought to Stevens Point Friday morning and will be at the Crosby funeral home where the rosary will be said Friday evening at 8:30 o'clock. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church. The rosary will be said this evening at 8 o'clock at the Bauer funeral home at Fremont.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, March 15, 1948:

Funeral of Mr. Tovey

Rev. John R. McGinley was the celebrant of a requiem mass Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Stephen's Catholic church for the late John T. Tovey, a former town of Stockton resident, who died Wednesday morning at his home at Fremont. R. J. Weiss sang Shubert's "Ave Maria" during the services.

Pallbearers were Pat. Averill, Al Carstensen, Arlin Pitt, Edwin Sherburne, Arne Sader and Otto Puls, all of Fremont, where Mr. Tovey was postmaster for the past 15 years.

Here from away for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cauley of Manitowoc; Miss Rose Marie Cauley of Winona, Minn; Nevin Cauley and Richard Leary of Minneapolis; Mrs. Grace Gray of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Irving Bauer, Mrs. Arlin Pitt, Mrs. Al Carstensen, Mrs. Otto Puls and son, Gordon, and William Redeman of Fremont; Mrs. Orville Peterson of Green Bay; Mr. and Mrs. Luman Precourt of Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford McCamley of Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Maude (sic) Dineen of Iola and Mr. and Mrs. Pat Higgins of Amherst Junction.


Bertha Nugent Tracy

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, July 17, 1880. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

DIED TRACY--In the town of Buena Vista, Saturday, July 10th, Bertha, wife of James J. Tracy, aged about twenty-four years.


Martin Wierzba

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, March 8, 1971. Contributed by Brian Wierzba.

Martin Wierzba, Route 2, Amherst, Town of Stockton, suffered a stroke while en route to St. Mary's of Mount Carmel Church, Fancher, at 7:30 a.m. today and was dead on arrival at St. Michael's Hospital.

Born August 10, 1883, in the Town of Sharon, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Wierzba, and lived there until his marriage on January 30, 1906, to Josephine Nicklas, at Sacred Heart Church, Polonia. After the marriage, they farmed in the Town of Stockton until retirement in 1947, and then made their home near the church in Fancher.

Mr. Wierzba was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one daughter, three brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by three sons and five daughters: John, Amherst; Ernest and Frank both of the Town of Stockton; Mrs. Henry (Susie) Trzebiatowski, Town of Stockton; Mrs. Andrew (Theresa) Trzebiatowski, Milwaukee; Sister Regine, St. Joseph's Parish, Stevens Point; Mrs. Joseph (Frances) Wodarski, Chicago; Mrs. Jack (Florence) Sikorski, Plover. There are 34 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

He will be in state after 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the Dzikoski Funeral Home. The funeral is Thursday, March 11, at 1:30 a.m. at St. Mary's of Mount Carmel Church, Fancher. Burial will be in the parish cemetery later.

Rosaries will be recited at 7 and 8 p.m. Wednesday evening.


Michael Wierzba

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, July 17, 1944. Contributed by Brian Wierzba.

Michael Wierzba, 70, a resident of the town of Sharon all of his life, died at his home there Saturday morning at 10:45 o'clock, following a stroke he suffered Friday morning.

Mr. Wierzba was born in Sharon, in the Ellis neighborhood, on September 29, 1873, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Wierzba .

His first wife was Mary Glodowski, died six years after their marriage and Mr. Wierzba subsequently married Emily Ostrowski, who died 14 years later. His marriage to Mrs. Antoinette Damask took place on May 19, 1920.

Surviving are his wife and the following children: Mrs. Albert Gagas, Stevens Point; Jack, Andrew, and Peter Wierzba of Galloway; Joseph and Steve of Sharon; Mrs. Max Trzebiatowski, town of Amherst; Ben and Esidore of Callon, Marathon County; Mrs. Albin Wroblewski of Milwaukee and Michael H. Wierzba at home. Stepchildren are: Ben Damask, Ashland; Mrs. Emil Keidrowicz, Polonia; Mrs. Samuel Adams, Manitowoc; Mrs. Clara Gorski, Cleveland, Ohio; Phil Damask, Milwaukee; Mrs. Paul Laska, Stevens Point; Ambrose Damask in Canada; Dennis and Joseph Damask, at home, and Private Edmund Damask, who is stationed in Texas. Mr. Wierzba also leaves two brothers, Martin and Vincent Wierzba of the town of Stockton, a sister, Mrs. John Glodowski of the town of Alban, 26 grandchildren and 20 step-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, at Polonia at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning. The body is at the family home. The rosary will be said tonight and Tuesday night at the Wierzba home.


Victoria Zywicki Wierzba

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, September 28, 1925. Contributed by Brian Wierzba.

Sharon Pioneer Dies

Mrs. Victoria Wierzba, widow of Vincent Wierzba, Sr. and for so many years a resident of the town of Sharon, died at 6:30 o'clock Sunday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Glodowski. She was born in Poland 83 years ago. Her death resulted from a gradual breaking down of the system, which began three years ago.

The members of her family are Mrs. Glodowski and Mike Wierzba of Sharon, Martin and Vincent Wierzba of Stockton and Mrs. Mary Woyak of Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be held at Sacred Heart church, Polonia, on Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock, with interment beside her husband in the parish cemetery.

Vincent Wierzba

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, October 30, 1956. Contributed by Brian Wierzba.

Vincent Wierzba

A 90-year-old Town of Stockton resident, Vincent Wierzba, died at 2:15 p. m. Monday.

His death occurred on the family homestead where he lived with a step-son, John Grzywacz.

Mr. Wierzba was born in Poland in 1866, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Wierzba, and came to the United States at the age of seven. He spent the rest of his life in Portage County.

He attended Sacred Heart Parochial School at Polonia, and moved to a farm in the Town of Stockton after his marriage 70 years ago.

Mr. Wierzba was married four times, each wife preceding him in death. His last marriage was to the former Mrs. Mary Grzywacz on Feb. 20, 1904. She died in May 1955.

Survivors include seven children, Mrs. Julia Pokwinski, Theodore Wierzba, Mrs. Barney Zaborowski and Leo Wierzba, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Agnes Glodowski, Mrs. Edward Kozelek and Mrs. John Armatoski, Stockton; four step-children, John Grzywacz, Stockton, Edward Grzywacz, 422 Prairie St, Mrs. David Kropidlowski, 414 Portage St, and Mrs. Joseph Gilmeister, Milwaukee, and a brother, Martin Wierzba, Stockton.

Preceding him in death were two children who died in infancy, a brother and three sisters.

The funeral will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Polonia, with burial following in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call from Wednesday evening on at the Dzikoski Funeral Home. General rosaries will be recited there Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 8 o'clock.


Mary Wierzba Wojak

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, December 30, 1941. Contributed by Brian Wierzba.

Mrs. Mary Wojak, age 72, a resident of Portage county for many years, died Monday night at 6 o'clock at the home of her brother Mike Wierzba, of the town of Sharon. She had been ill and confined to bed since Saturday.

Mrs. Wojak was born on August 6, 1869, in Poland, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Wierzba. She came to this country at the age of two with her parents, who first lived in Milwaukee for a year and then located on a farm in Sharon. After her marriage to Joseph Wojak 56 years ago she resided on farms in Portage county most of the time since with the exception of a few years in Minnesota and Rhinelander. Mr. Wojak died nine years ago at Rhinelander.

Surviving are six children, John Wojak of Burlington, Matt and Mrs. John Czerwonka of Galloway and Leo, James and Mrs. ed Schmidt of Milwaukee; a sister, Mrs. John Glodowski of the town of Alban; three brothers, Mike Wierzba of Sharon, Vincent Wierzba of Stockton and Martin Wierzba of Fancher; 37 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at Sacred Heart Catholic church at Polonia and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Prais funeral home and will be taken to the Mike Wierzba home Friday morning. The rosary will be said tonight, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights at 8 o'clock.


Katherine Feheley Wagner

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, February 9, 1906. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. William Wagner

Mrs. William Wagner died at their home in the town of Stockton a little after 8 o'clock this morning. She had been in declining health for two or three years and during the past two months failed quite rapidly until the end came. Katherine Fehely, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Fehely, was born in the town of Stockton 33 years ago and was married to Wm. Wagner in the spring of 1898. They were the parents of two children but both are dead. She is survived by her husband and her father and mother and four brothers and one sister. Of her brothers, William and Michael live in this city and the others, John and James and Mrs. James Sweeney, live at Fifield.

The funeral will be held from St. Mary's church, Custer, at 10 o'clock Monday forenoon.

Alice McAuliffe Welch

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, December 12, 1908. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. ADAM WELCH

One of the Early Pioneers of Portage County Lays Down Life's Burdens

The death of Mrs. Adam Welch, one of the early pioneers of this county, occurred at her home near Ellis in Sharon at 6 o'clock Friday evening. Mrs. Welch had been in very delicate health for about a year and was further weakened by a stroke of apoplexy last August and other lighter strokes with which she suffered about three weeks ago. As a matter of fact, however, she has been more or less of an invalid for upwards of 60 years and several times been prepared for death. Scarcely knowing a day when she was free from pain and suffering during all those years, she was still probably at the head of the list of the active, hardworking women of the community. Always bright and cheerful she toiled for the love of the work and the satisfaction of seeing duties done.

Alice McAuliffe was born on Jan., 5, 1831, in the County Limerick, Ireland, where she spent her childhood days.

She went into a decline when she was 16 years old and when she was 18 came to this country for a change of climate in the hope of regaining her health. She spend several years in Jordan, N. Y., but finally came west with the family of George Mason, one of the pioneer lumbermen on the Plover rive. On May 16, 1859, she was married to Adam Welch and lived for some years in and near Jordan village, removing to the present homestead 42 years ago. Mr. Welch passed away on April 24, 1905. During his active career, Mr. Welch was engaged for many years in lumbering operations on the Plover, and was ably assisted in the management of affairs by his wife.

They are survived by three children, Miss Belle Welch, who has been her mother's constant attendant for several years; Martin, who resides at Stockton; and Timothy, who is located on the old home farm. Another daughter, Miss Mattie, passed away some 23 years ago. Her only other near relative is her sister, Mrs. Thomas Clements, of this city.

Mrs. Welch was broad in her sympathies and generous to a fault. No one was ever turned empty handed from her door and a warm welcome was always extended to all who called. She loved company and all felt free to accept of her hospitality. She will be sincerely mourned by friends in all the county round.

The funeral will be held from St. Mary's church at Custer at 10 o'clock Monday morning, Rev. Father Ulrich officiating.

William Henry Walton, Jr.

Reprinted from the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, Monday, October 31, 1910. Contributed by Carol Wood.

Dr. W.H. Walton, a former well known resident of this city, died at his home in Appleton at 6 p.m. yesterday. He had been a resident of Appleton for four years, practicing his profession there. He was born in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, and came to Wisconsin with his parents when a child. The family settled at Stevens Point. The deceased is survived by a son and a daughter, Robert A. Walton of La Crosse and Miss J. Elizabeth Walton of Chicago. There is also a brother and a sister, Robert G. Walton of Minneapolis, and Mrs. Nellie H. Bowe, 354 Main street, Oshkosh. The remains were brought to the city this afternoon and were taken to the Bowe residence, where the funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. Edward H. Smith of the First Congregational church is to officiate. Interment will be at Riverside cemetery. The pallbearers are to be H.L. Bacon, Thomas Rees, A.W. Snell, Solomon Rhodes, A.T. Sutton, and O.F. Chase.


Jane Archer Walton

Reprinted from the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, January 3, 1890. Contributed by Carol Wood. (Jane Archer Walton was the wife of William H. Walton. She lived in Stevens Point from the mid-1850s until late in life, when she moved in with her daughter.)

Mrs. Jane E. Walton died Wednesday at the home of her son in law, S.A. Bowe, in this city, aged seventy-three years. Inflammation of the eyes was the immediate cause of her demise. She was born in Hampshire, England, and came to this country with her parents when but four years of age. She leaves two sons and two daughters. The funeral will occur from the residence of Mr. Bowe, on Main Street, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.


Honora Timlin Thornton

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, February 2, 1901. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Nora Thornton passed away quietly Jan. 27, 1901, at the home of Mike O'Connor at the ripe old age of 97 years. She was born in County Mayo, Ireland, where she grew to womanhood and married. She came to America and settled in Almond in 1882. Her loss is mourned by two daughters, Mrs. Michael O'Connor of Almond and Mrs. Patrick Riley of Lanark. She was buried Jan. 29 at St. Patrick's church, Lanark.


John Timlin

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, February 2, 1959. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

John Timlin

A former Amherst area resident, John Timlin, 91, Shawano, died Saturday afternoon.

He was the brother of Miss Nellie Timlin, town of Lanark.

Funeral services for Mr. Timlin will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. James' Catholic Church, Amherst, and burial will take place in the spring.

The body is at the Jungers Funeral Home, Amherst, where the rosary will be said tonight at 8 o'clock.

Nellie Timlin

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, August 29, 1960. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Miss Nellie Timlin

Miss Nellie Timlin, 82, who lived nearly all of her life in the home where she was born in the Town of Lanark, died there Sunday at 8 p.m. She had been ill for the past month.

The body is at the Jungers Funeral Home at Amherst, where friends may call after 2 p.m. on Tuesday. The rosary will be recited there Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church at Lanark and burial will be made in the parish cemetery.

Miss Timlin was born on Jan. 24, 1878, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Timlin. She lived on the Timlin homestead all of her life with the exception of a few years of residence in Stevens Point.

The last surviving member of the family, she was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers. Her closest relatives are three nephews, John Glennon, Chippewa Falls, Lawrence Glennon, Milwaukee, Anthony Glennon, Milwaukee, and two nieces, Miss Cyrilla Glennon, Chicago, and Miss Marcella Glennon, Fond du Lac.

Nora Tovey

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Saturday, May 25, 1940. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Miss Nora Tovey

Miss Nora Tovey of the town of Stockton, a member of one of the most widely known Portage county families, died this morning at 4:30 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital.

Miss Tovey had suffered a heart ailment for the past several years and was a hospital patient for three weeks in April, during which her condition was regarded as serious. She regained her health sufficiently to return to her home in Stockton and was up and about a week ago when she was again removed to the hospital.

The Tovey sisters have been well known for many years as scientific and modern farmers. Miss Nora, with her sister, Miss Mary, had operated the large farm of their father, James Tovey, at Stockton station since his death in 1906.

Miss Tovey was born at Berlin and came to the present farm home in Stockton during her childhood with her parents, James and Jane Tovey, who purchased land there and continued to add to and improve it. She attended the local public schools and later taught in the rural schools of the county for 12 years, after which she took over the management of the farm. Since its establishment, the Tovey farm has been known for its hospitality.

Miss Tovey was a member of St. Cecelia's court No. 185, Catholic Order of Foresters.

Surviving are two sisters, Miss Mary and Mrs. Rose Doyle, a niece, Miss Mamie Tovey, and a cousin, Thomas Tovey, all at the family home, and Michael Tovey, principal of a high school at Ringland, Montana, and John Tovey, postmaster at Fremont, who were brought up by the Toveys from childhood. A brother, James Tovey, died in 1925.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Mary's church at Custer and burial will follow in the family lot in St. Stephen's cemetery. The body is at the Crosby funeral home where the rosary will be said Sunday night at 8:30 o'clock and Monday night at 8 o'clock.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, May 29, 1940:

Funeral of Miss Tovey

Funeral services for Miss Nora Tovey of the town of Stockton, who died Saturday morning, were held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic church at Custer. Rev. Henry Schueller officiated at a requiem mass and Rev. Victor Kaudy of Winneconne and Rev. Joseph Schaefer Tigerton were present in the sanctuary. Burial took place in St. Stephen's Catholic cemetery.

The pallbearers were Stanley Finnessy, M. J. Roach, Henry and Ben Welch, Clarence Pfeffer and Michael Doyle.

Those from away who came for the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. John Tovey of Fremont, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Quinn of Neenah and Mr. and Mrs. James Lawler and daughter, Marie, of Fond du Lac.


Cecilia Nugent VanHecke

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, August 1, 1885. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Death of Mrs. Leander VanHecke

The death of Mrs. Leander VanHecke occurred in this city on Monday evening, July 27th. She had resided in the city less than one year, during which time she had made many warm friends, who were pained at the announcement of her early death. She was the youngest daughter of Geo. P. Nugent of Buena Vista, and was married to Leander VanHecke last September. On the 11th of July the hearts of this young couple were gladdened by the birth of a little girl, but soon the mother grew rapidly worse and lingered only a few days when death came to her relief. Deceased was in the 19th year of her age. The stricken family and friends have the sympathy of their numerous friends and acquaintances in the city and vicinity.

The funeral took place from St. Stephen's church on Wednesday at 11 o'clock, and the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery.

John Edward Welch

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Monday, December 18, 1939. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

John Edward Welch

John Edward Welch, 79, well known farm and real estate dealer in Portage county for many years, died Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at his home at 1110 Ellis street. He had been in ill health for a year and he was confined to bed the past three months. His condition was regarded as serious the past month.

A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Welch, early day residents of the county, Mr. Welch was born on March 24, 1860, in the town of Hull. He resided at the homestead farm in Hull until 10 years ago, when with his sister, Miss Mary Welch, he moved to Stevens Point. Mr. Welch was a dealer in real estate for many years.

Surviving are three sisters, Miss Mary Welch, 1110 Ellis street, Mrs. M. J. (Catherine) Roach, 910 Main street, and Mrs. James P. (Ann) McConnell of Watertown, Wisconsin, and a brother, D. N. Welch of Washington, D. C. Four brothers preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's church, of which Mr. Welch had been a lifelong member. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Crosby funeral home where the rosary will be said tonight at 7:30 o'clock.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Wednesday, January 20, 1939:

Funeral of Mr. Welch

Funeral services for John Edward Welch, a lifelong resident of Portage county, who died Saturday afternoon at his home at 1110 Ellis street, were held Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at St. Stephen's church. Rev. John McGinley officiated and burial took place in St. Stephen's cemetery.

The pallbearers were John O'Reilly, Dan Nugent, Richard Curran, Thomas Curran, Lawrence Lovely and John Slogowski.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral included Mrs. James P. O'Connell (sic), John, Catherine and Annabelle McConnell of Watertown; Mrs. Elizabeth Roach of Appleton; John W. Roach of Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Welch of Milwaukee; William and Edward McConnell of Manitowoc; Mrs. Mae Goodwin and Mrs. Walter Ludwig of Wausau. Many others were also present from throughout the county.


Margaret Doyle Welch

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Wednesday, July 5, 1939. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Timothy Welch

Mrs. Timothy Welch, 68, a lifelong resident of the town of Sharon, died Tuesday afternoon at 6 o'clock at St. Michael's hospital. She had been ill for the past 10 days and entered the hospital last Friday.

The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.. Michael Doyle, Portage county pioneers, Mrs. Welch was born on December 20, 1870, in Sharon. Her maiden name was Margaret Doyle. She resided at the home of her parents until her marriage to Mr. Welch, which took place on January 7, 1891, at St. Mary's church at Custer. The couple located at the Welch homestead farm, south of Ellis, and had lived there since.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, Ben, 410 Brawley street, and Daniel and Adam at home, five daughters, Mrs. John Shern and Mrs. Edward L. Higgins of Milwaukee, Mrs. Ray Ritchay and Miss Margaret Welch, 410 Brawley street, and Mrs. Jay Clark, 115 Superior avenue; three brothers, Peter Doyle, 923 Normal avenue, Michael Doyle of Moosejaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, and Martin Doyle of Port Ludlow, Washington, and eight grandchildren. Three sons, a daughter, four brothers and three sister preceded her in death. She was a sister of the late Richard Doyle, 503 Church street, and the late Thomas Doyle of Stockton.

Mrs. Welch was a member of the Tabernacle society of St. Mary's church at Custer.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's church and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. The body is at the Crosby funeral home where the rosary will be said tonight and Thursday night at 8 o'clock.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Saturday, July 8, 1939:

Funeral of Mrs. Welch

One of the largest funerals ever held at St. Mary's church at Custer was conducted Friday morning at 9 o'clock when Rev. Henry Schueller officiated at a requiem high mass for Mrs. Timothy Welch of the town of Sharon, who died Tuesday afternoon. The church was filled, many were in the basement and others remained outside. A funeral sermon was given by Rev. Joseph Schaefer of Tigerton, a former pastor of St. Mary's. Burial followed in the family lot in the parish cemetery.

Bill Ritchay and Jack Shern, grandsons, and Norman Leary, Charles Steffanus and Ray Dunn, grandnephews, served at the mass.

During the services a requiem mass was sung by St. Mary's choir, assisted by Miss Lucy Doyle of Stevens Point.

The pallbearers were Michael Doyle, Walter and Henry Welch, John Crummey, William Leary and Leonard O'Keefe.

Those from away who attended the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. John Shern and son, Jack, Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Higgins and daughter, Patricia, Mr. and Mrs. Coniff Knoller and Mrs. John Dotsch of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. John T. Ryan of Neenah; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Welch of Edgerton; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kronenwetter, Lenore Kronenwetter, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Miller, Miss Mary Eiden and Mrs. John Brown of Wausau, Mrs. Clarence Hinkley and Mrs. John Kujawa of Mosinee; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ritchay of Wisconsin Rapids; Mrs. John Gutman and daughter, Margaret, of Fond du Lac; Miss Florence Higgins of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Higgins of Clintonville and miss Elizabeth Harrig of Tigerton.

Mrs. Welch was a sister of the late Mrs. Michael Nugent, who resided on Elk street at the time of her death.


James Tracy

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Weekly Journal, Saturday, January 6, 1894. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

A Respected Citizen Passes Away. The death of James Tracy occurred at his residence, 600 Center avenue Thursday evening, December 28. Mr. Tracy had been in poor health for a number of years, and for the past four years had been a constant though patient sufferer from stone in the bladder. As a last resort to prolong his life an operation was performed Wednesday before he died by Drs. Southwick and Stuart, but the unswerving hand of death could not be staid. The deceased was born in Fermauch (sic) county, Ireland, in 1827, and was therefore 66 years of age. About four months ago he removed with his family to this city from Buena Vista, where for thirty years he had lived on a farm, and was a highly respected resident. Besides his widow, three daughters and two sons survive him, who are Mrs. James Quilter, Mrs. O. R. Wood, and Charles Tracy of Seattle, Washington, Mrs. Hanchett of Willow Lake, North Dakota, and James Tracy of Manistique, Mich. The latter was present to attend the funeral which was held at St. Martin's church in the town of Buena Vista last Monday forenoon at 11 o'clock. Many from here as well as a large concourse of Buena Vista friends attended the service. Rev. E. P. Lorrigan, formerly pastor of St. Stephen's church in this city conducted the services and Mrs. James Lawler, Mrs. J. H. Moffit, Miss Frankie Quinn and Miss Amy Langdon constituted the choir. The pallbearers were James Turish, John Dorsha, George McMulkins, N. Bearns, John Bibby and Antone Prain.


Katherine Clark Shallow Tracy

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Journal, Saturday, June 6, 1914. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

MRS. JAMES TRACY

Aged Resident of Buena Vista Passes Away

Mrs. James Tracy, who for a number of years was a resident of the town of Buena Vista and later of this city, passed away very suddenly at the home of her nephew, John McGinley, in the town of Buena Vista, at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Tracy had not been feeling well for a week or so, but was able to be up and about the house until shortly before she passed away.

Katherine Clark was born in Ireland seventy-two years ago and later emigrated with her family to this country. She was married to John Shallow and for many years, they made their home in Philadelphia, finally coming to Wisconsin and locating in Buena Vista. Several years later Mr. Shallow passed away and a few years afterward she was married to James Tracy, he passing away about twenty years ago. She leaves one sister, Mrs. C. S. Smith of this city.

The deceased had a large circle of friends and all regret to hear of her sudden death.

The funeral will be held from St. Martin's church in Almond Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, Father Meagher officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

Katherine Dunn Tracy

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, March 4, 1927, front page. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Mrs. Hugh Tracy Dies

Buena Vista Pioneer

Mrs. Hugh Tracy, one of the pioneer residents of the town of Buena Vista, died at her home near Almond after having been in feeble health for some time. Funeral services were held Thursday at St. Martin's church in Buena Vista.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, March 4, 1927, page 3.

Mrs. Hugh Tracy

Mrs. Hugh Tracy, one of the earliest settlers in the town of Buena Vista, coming there from Wilmington, Delaware, many years ago, died at her home Monday afternoon and was buried from St. Martin's church, near the Buena Vista-Almond town line, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment was made in the parish cemetery.

Some five or six weeks ago Mrs. Tracy underwent an operation for tumor at St. Agnes' hospital, Fond du Lac, from the effect of which she improved considerably but before her health had been restored she was taken with pneumonia, which latter affliction was the direct cause of death. The deceased was 77 years of age.

Surviving are her husband, now in such poor health that he was unable to attend the funeral, and four sons and one daughter, William, Hugh, James and Vincent Tracy, all of Buena Vista, and Mrs. Frank Damon of Wisconsin Rapids.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Friday, March 18, 1927:

Mrs. Hugh Tracy

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Mrs. Hugh Tracy, a pioneer resident of Portage county, passed away at her home in the town of Buena Vista, at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon, February 28, 1927. Mrs. Tracy underwent an operation at St. Agnes' hospital, Fond du Lac, December 14, which was followed by pneumonia.

She recovered sufficiently to be brought to her home on January 17, but owing to her advanced age, she was not able to regain her strength.

Mrs. Tracy was born at St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1851 and grew to young womanhood there, later coming to Cleveland, Ohio, where she lived for some years. On June 4, 1874, she was married to Hugh Tracy. They came to Wisconsin in 1878, settling on the farm which has since been their home.

She is survived by her husband, four sons, Hugh, William James, and Vincent, and one daughter, Mrs. F. Damon of Wisconsin Rapids, as well as eight grandchildren.

The funeral was held at St. Martin's church, Almond, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. G. J. O'Connell reading the mass, assisted by Rev. Fr. Banka and choir of Plainfield. Interment was made in the parish cemetery. Mrs. Tracy was a sincere Christian, and during her long and active life made many friends who with her family, sincerely mourn her loss.

Relatives and friends from a distance who attended the funeral were her grandchild, Hugh T. Damon of Philadelphia, Pa., and Cicely, Nina Belle, and Verneil Damon, and their father, F. Damon of Wisconsin Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Arpin of the same city, Mr. and Mrs. George Turrish, James Welch, and S. Sherman of Stevens Point.

William Joseph Tracy

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Friday, December 20, 1957. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

William Tracy

William Tracy, 75, died Tuesday at his home in the Town of Russell (Lincoln County) near Gleason, Wis. He was a resident of the Buena Vista area most of his life.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Martin's Catholic Church, Town of Almond. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call at the Hardell Funeral Home in Almond after 7 o'clock this evening. The rosary will be said at 8 p.m.

Mr. Tracy was born in the Town of Buena Vista Feb. 23, 1882, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Tracy. He farmed in that vicinity until 1930. He had lived since in Lincoln County. He was never married.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Belle Damon, Wisconsin Rapids, and two brothers, James, Janesville, Minn., and Vincent, Buena Vista. A brother, Hugh, preceded him in death.

Bryan Ernest True

Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Tuesday, January 7, 1941. Contributed by Jeanne Stanis.

Bryan E. True

Bryan E. True, 61, a resident of the Almond vicinity nearly 50 years, died early this morning at his home in the town of Almond, a mile and a half west of Almond village. He suffered a stroke Sunday night and was unconscious since.

Mr. True was born on July 5, 1879, at Isadora, Missouri. At the age of 20 he came to Wisconsin and with the exception of four years which he spent near Mill Creek, he had lived in the Almond vicinity since. He operated a hotel in Almond village for 10 years and held offices for several years. He was married on October 8, 1903, to Miss Hannah Gray of the town of Lanark. They were the parents of four children, two of whom died in infancy.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Patrick G. True of Milwaukee and Gregory True, a teacher at Dundee, Illinois, a sister, Mrs. Mary Stutesman of Walker, Missouri, and five grandchildren. His two sons came Monday and were with their father at the time of his death.

The funeral will be held Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock at Guardian Angel Catholic church at Almond village and burial will follow in St. Patrick's cemetery in the town of Lanark.

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Reprinted from the Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Monday, January 13, 1941

Funeral of Mr. True

A large number of relatives and friends attended funeral services for the late Bryan E. True Friday morning

at 9:30 o'clock at Guardian Angel Catholic church at Almond.

Mr. True died early Tuesday morning, following a stroke which he suffered Sunday night. Rev. Joseph A. Tomczyk officiated at the funeral mass and hymns were sung during the services. Rev. John Haen of Lanark gave the sermon and conducted committal rites at St. Patrick's cemetery at Lanark.

The pallbearers were C. H. Collier, Roy Bowen, Chris. Miller, Frank M. Reader, O. E. Carpenter and William Hetzel.