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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
May 29, 1944, Pg 4

JACOB J. IHRIG PASSES AWAY AT HOME


Jacob J. Ihrig, 80, of 542 Main street, retired dairy and produce farm operator, passed away yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the residence. He suffered a heart ailment about four weeks ago and a stroke a week ago.

Mr. Ihrig was born March 18, 1864, in Oshkosh, and grew to manhood on the farm of his maternal grandparents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gustavus, in the town of Vinland. On June 15, 1887, he married Anna A. Hall in the town of Algoma, and after their marriage the couple lived in the town of Algoma most of their lives. Mr. Ihrig operated a truck and dairy farm and specialized in purebred seed production.

Surviving are the wife; a son, Clarence J. Ihrig, Minneapolis; three daughters, Mrs Forest Williams, Oshkosh, Mrs Rex Kundinger, Oshkosh, and Mrs Oscar Hughes, Des Moines; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The elder son, E.H. Ihrig, died last November.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Konrad funeral home. The Rev. Hugh A. Misdall will officiate. Interment will be in Ellenwood cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon after 3 o'clock and up to the time of the services.

Contributed by: Janet Eiler



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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
Saturday, May 3, 1884, Pg 4

SHORT NOTES


Jacob Ihrig, formerly of the town of Oshkosh, died yesterday at Elmhurst where he was interested in a saw mill with H.C. Gustavus of this city.

Obituary Info
Antigo Weekly News Item
Saturday, May 10, 1884, Pg 5


J.J. Ihrig, of Rolling, came to his death in a fearful manner one day last week, while returning from Elmhurst with a load of baled hay, his horses took fright and ran away, throwing him under the wheels of the heavily loaded wagon. He was discovered some time afterwards by a neighbor, lying upon his face badly bruised but conscious. He was carried home where it was ascertained that he was injured internally from the effects of which he died next morning. He leaves a wife and seven children.

Contributed by: Janet Eiler



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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
Thursday, June 1, 1944, Pg 4


IHRIG -- Funeral rites for J.J. Ihrig were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Konrad funeral home. The Rev. Hugh Misdall conducted the rites. Burial was in Ellenwood cemetery. The pallbearers were Henry Kalbus, Ganen E. Washburn, Harvey Crego and Robert Howlett. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reeves sang.

Contributed by: Janet Eiler



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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
March 13, 1944, Pg 9

JOHN L. IHRIG, 88, EXPIRES AT RURAL HOME


Neenah -- John Louis Ihrig, 88, of the town of Winchester, died at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home after being ill one day. A retired farmer, Mr. Ihrig was born March 9, 1856, in the town of Vinland and was a lifelong resident of Winnebago county.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lars Rasmussen of Winchester; a son, Edward Ihrig of Racine; two sisters, Mrs. Henrietta Gustavus of Bonduel, and Mrs. Ida Zwingle of Saskatchewan, Canada, and 1? grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Valley funeral home, 210 West Washington avenue, Appleton. The Rev. Oliver Bergelund of the Winchester church will officiate, and burial will be at the Winchester cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Contributed by: Janet Eiler



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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
April 7, 1958


IHRIG, Julius, Drummond. Services were held today at 1:30 p.m. at Konrad Funeral Home, with the Rev. B.H. Romanowski, pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church, officiating. Pall bearers were John C. Ihrig, Richard C. Ihrig, Jack Erickson, Luden Fogtman, David Fogtman, and Robert Faustgen. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Park.

Contributed by: Janet Eiler



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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
Saturday, April 5, 1958, Pg 4
FORMER RESIDENT OF OSHKOSH DIES


Julius Ihrig, 84, a former Oshkosh resident, died Friday morning in Drummond, Wis., where he had been residing for a number of years.

He was born March 21, 1874 in Oshkosh and was married to Miss Emma Look.

Surviving are his wife, Emma; two sons, John Ihrig, Chicago, and Howard Ihrig, Drummond; two sisters, Mrs. Peter Faustgen and Mrs. Helen Siefert, Oshkosh; three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Konrad Funeral Home with the Rev. B.H. Romanowski, pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church, officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 10 a.m. until the hour of services.

Contributed by: Janet Eiler



Obituary Info
Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
January 31, 1994, Pg B3

LEONARD L. IHRIG


WINNECONNE -- Leonard L. Ihrig, 74, of Winneconne, died Sunday morning, Jan 30, 1994, at Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh.

He was born Jan 26, 1920, in the town of Winchester, the son of the late Albert and Johanna Hansen Ihrig. He married Eleanor Mucha Aug 2, 1946, in Winchester. They made their home in Winneconne their entire married lifetime.

Leonard was employed as service manager for Riverside Motor Co. in Winneconne for 25 years and was then employed with Ryf Oil Co. in Winneconne for 15 years until his retirement.

His wife preceded him in death Jan 27, 1981.

He was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winneconne, and a member of the Winneconne Volunteer Fire Department for 40 years and had served as its secretary/treasurer for 28 years.

He served the village of Winneconne as a Village Board trustee for 27 years.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, David and Lynn Ihrig of Winneconne; one sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Vernon Andersen of Winneconne; five grandchildren, Nathan, Justin, Heather and James Ihrig, and Janet Eiler; and two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Kyle Eiler.

Along with his parents and wife, Leonard was preceded in death by one son, Daniel, and one brother, Erwin Ihrig.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. at St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, with Pastor Mark Albrecht and Pastor John Covach officiating. Burial will be in the Winneconne Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Mueller Funeral Home, Winneconne, from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and also may call at the church Wednesday from 10 a.m. to the time of service.

Contributed by: Janet Eiler



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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
February 25, 1918, Pg 8

YOUNG MAN IN NAVY DIES FROM INJURY
SON OF MR. AND MRS. E.W. IHRIG IS VICTUM OF ACCIDENT IN BASKETBALL GAME.
WAS IN THE RADIO SERVICE
TRAINING WAS TO COMPLETED AT HARVARD - REMAINS ARE TO BE BROUGHT HOME


As fully in the performance of his duty in the United States navy as if he had been in battle, Lester H. Ihrig gave his life for the cause of freedom at San Francisco Saturday night.

The Oshkosh young man died from hemorrhage of the brain caused by a fall in a basketball game, presumably against the university of California. Mr Ihrig had planned to come home several days ago, but was held in California because of his skill in the game to play with the navy team against the university of California and it is believed it was in that game that he sustained the fatal accident.

The young man was in the radio service of the navy and had qualified for final training at Harvard University as long ago as December, but because of his ability as a basketball player, made a part of the physical training of the sailors, he had been detained at San Francisco.

HELD OVER FOR GAME

He had finally been ordered to proceed to Harvard about a week ago, but sent the following telegram to his parents on February 16, "Held over on account of basketball. Almost came. Hard luck. (signed) Lester"

That telegram received a week ago Saturday, changed the plans of his parents, who were to meet him at Chicago and was followed by a letter in which he explained that the navy team was scheduled to meet the team of the university of California and his orders were to remain until after that game. Lester H. Ihrig was born in this city twenty-two years ago last October and was the only child of Mr and Mrs Edward W. Ihrig, 72 West Irving street. He attended the public schools and was graduated from the High school in June, 1914. During his school days the boy had the ambition to a higher education by his own efforts and as carrier for the Northwestern and Sunday papers he saved $500 with which to start in college. He was also a good piano player, having taken lessons from the time he was a small boy. In his college training days, he found his talent to advantage, being able to make money from that source and until the last year he had asked for practically no aid from his parents in acquiring his education.

TO BRING REMAINS HOME

He went first to the university of Illinois, at Champaign, Ill, and later to Carlton college in Minnesota, to still later to Ripon college, and had but a half year to finish, when he enlisted in May in the United States navy. He entered the radio service and was sent to San Francisco for preliminary training before going to Harvard. His later letters expressed a strong desire to go to Harvard university and finish his course so as to go into actual war service, but acting under orders he remained to play in the big game. During his college years he had become an expert basketball player and was needed in the contest for which he was ordered to remain.

The news of his death came without warning Sunday evening and proved great shock to his parents. It was in the form of a telegram from E.H. Durrell, commander of the training school and announced:

"I deeply regret to inform you of the death of your son, Lester Herman Ihrig, seaman second class, last night as the result of hemorrhage of the brain due to an accidental fall during a basketball game. If you wish the remains shipped to you at government expense, telegraph request to the surgeon general, navy department, Washington, D.C., and also inform me."

The telegrams indicated were sent and the remains will be brought to this city, and funeral arrangements will be made later. The young man was a member of the Oshkosh lodge of Elks and was initiated into the order at San Francisco.

Contributed by: Janet Eiler



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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
March 13, 1943, Pg 4

LINDA IHRIG DIES AT HER HOME


Miss Linda Ihrig died this afternoon at 1:20 o'clock at her home, 123 East Irving street. Death was the result of a lingering illness. She had been ill since October.

Miss Ihrig was born in Oshkosh and had lived in this city all her life.

She operated a ladies ready-to-where shop at her residence from 1934 to 1941 and for part of last year was a buyer in the dress department of the Henderson-Hoyt Company, but had been retired because of failing health.

Survivors are three sisters, Mrs Clara Faustgen, with whom she lived; Mrs Anna Fogtman and Mrs Hugo Siefert, and three brothers, Paul, Julius, and Edward Ihrig.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Spikes & McDonald funeral home with the Rev H.O. Kleinhaus, pastor of the Martin Luther church, officiating. Burial will be in the Brooks cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening and until the time of the services.

Contributed by: Janet Eiler



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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
Tuesday, March 16, 1943, Pg 4


IHRIG -- Funeral services for Miss Linda Ihrig were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Spikes & McDonald funeral home with the Rev. H.O. Kleinhans officiating. Selections were sung by Mrs. H.O. Kleinhans with Miss Isabel Eisfeld playing the organ accompaniment. Interment was in Brooks cemetery. The honorary pallbearers were all nephews of the deceased. They were Charles and Lucian Fogtman, Robert and Arthur Faustgen and Howard and John Ihrig. Those in attendance from out of the city included Mr. and Mrs. Julius Ihrig, Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Siefert, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ihrig, and Miss Meta Smith, Chicago; Paul Ihrig and Mrs. Steve Schoenberger, Milwaukee; Dorothy Ihrig, Benzonia, Mich.; and Dr. and Mrs. William Smith, Bay City, Mich.

Contributed by: Janet Eiler



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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
Monday, December 6, 1948, Pg 2

FORMER RESIDENT, PAUL IHRIG, 64, DIES


A former Oshkosh resident, Paul Ihrig, 64, Milwaukee, passed away Saturday at Milwaukee County Hospital. Death was caused by a heart condition.

Mr Ihrig was born in Oshkosh Oct 20, 1884. He left Oshkosh about 25 years ago.

Survivors are the wife, Evelyn; a daughter, Mrs Dorothy McHugh, Chippewa Falls; two sisters, Mrs Peter Faustgen, and Mrs Helen Siefert, both of Oshkosh; two brothers, Edwin, St Paul, and Julius, Solon Springs, Wis.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Brett funeral home, Milwaukee. Burial will take place in Brooks' cemetery here tomorrow at 2 p.m.

Contributed by: Janet Eiler



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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
July 5, 1927, Pg 4

DEATH OF MRS. IHRIG

Pioneer Resident of Oshkosh Passes at Age of 92 - Funeral Will be Thursday.


Mrs Pauline Ihrig, and early settler of Oshkosh, died at her home at 12:15 o'clock Monday morning at the age of 92 years.

Mrs Ihrig was born in Germany Jan 4, 1835 and came to this country in 1878. She settled at Oshkosh immediately after coming to the United States and resided in this city until the time of her death.

She is survived by one son, Paul Rehbein, one brother, Ludwig Schnoeneck, four grandchildren. Mrs Charles Borgman, Mrs Norma Boeder, Karl Rehbein, Miss Laura Rehbein and two great grandchildren, Elmer Borgman and Miss Doris Boeder all of this city.

The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the home, 315 Merritt Street, and at 2:30 o'clock at the Bowen street Lutheran church of which she had been a member for forty-eight years. Rev. J.E. Elbert will officiate. Interment will be at Riverside cemetery. Friends wishing to view the remains may do so from 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon until the hour of the funeral at the home. The remains may not be viewed at the church.

Contributed by: Janet Eiler



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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
Wednesday, January 8, 2003
Ruth W. Ihrig


Ruth W. Ihrig, 85, of Oshkosh, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2003 at the Bethel Home. She was born in Oshkosh on August 19, 1917, the daughter of Elihu and Emma (Pearson) Ihrig.

Ruth was a graduate of Oshkosh High School and the Northwestern Bible College. Ruth spent thirty-eight years as a missionary to the people of India under the Conservative Baptist International Mission.

Ruth is survived by a brother, Clarence Ihrig of Oshkosh, extended family members, and her dear missionary co-worker, Beryl Girard of Minneapolis, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Naomi Juedes.

Respecting Ruth’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. A family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Those wishing to contribute a memorial can send one to: CB International 1501 W. Mineral Avenue Littleton, CO 80120 c/o Mark Weckesser.

“For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Phillipians 1:21

Konrad-Behlman
Funeral Homes
(920) 231-1519

Contributed by: Janet Eiler



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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
January 6, 1894, Pg 5

MRS. GEORGE IHRIG DEAD


The death of Mrs. Sarah Ihrig, wife of George W. Ihrig, the well known confectioner, occurred shortly before seven o'clock Thursday morning. Mrs. Ihrig's health had been declining for about eight years, the cause being consumption, but it has also been during the last three months that she has been confined to her bed. Mrs. Ihrig was thirty-two years of age and resided here the greater part of her life. The funeral will probably be held Sunday afternoon.

Contributed by: Janet Eiler



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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
Monday, January 27, 1936, Pg 4



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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
March 24, 1916, Front Page

LUDWIG IHRIG EXPIRES

Pioneer Baker is Victim of Paralysis at Age of Eighty-Six Years - The Funeral is Sunday


Ludwig Ihrig, a pioneer Oshkosh man formerly engaged in the bakery business, died last evening at 8 o'clock at the family residence, 315 Merritt street. He was eighty-six years of age. A stroke of paralysis, suffered about a week ago, was the cause of his demise. Mr. Ihrig, who had lived in Oshkosh for sixty-seven years, was born near Heidelberg, Germany, December 7, 1829. He came to America when seventeen years of age and worked as a baker in Philadelphia until 1848, when his parents came from Germany to join him. The family departed for Oshkosh, making the latter part of the journey by stage and settling here in 1849. The deceased was a member of the firm of Zinn & Ihrig, proprietors of a bakery which was quartered in a building on the present site of the Athearn hotel. Mr. Ihrig retired from active business thirty years ago.

Surviving are the widow, one son and two daughters, George W. Ihrig of this city, Mrs H.R. Hinman of Everett, Wash., and Mrs Ezra Towne of Northfield, Minn., also nine grandchildren and one stepson, Paul Rehbein. The funeral will be held Monday with services at the residence at 1:30 p.m. and at Trinity Lutheran church at 2 p.m., Rev. H.H. Erek officiating. Interment will be the family lot at Riverside. The remains may be viewed at the home after 3 p.m. Sunday.

Contributed by: Janet Eiler



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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
Thursday, May 31, 1934, Pg 4


IHRIG - Funeral services for William Ihrig, 415 Sixteenth street were held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the residence with burial at Hilbert. The Rev E.A. Koch of the First English Lutheran church officiated. Pallbearers were Gustav Kleist, Gustav Kahr, Ronie J. Laduron, Charles Nolte, Fred Miller, and Milo Sibley. Milton E. Berndt and Karl J. Coffey sang with accompaniment by Mrs C.D. Wendt.

Contributed by: Janet Eiler



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