PLEUSS: Dietrich - Anna M. Died 1850 (Keiselhorst should be spelled Kieselhorst. Grave Mound on Newton Farm Marks Burial Place of Two of Very First Settlers of County

Dietrich Pleuss Anna Pleuss Died 1850


LOUISA PAUTZ Items From The Pilot Files - Fifty Years Ago (1862) FATAL ACCIDENT - A melancholy accident occurred in the town of Liberty on Saturday of last week, by which two ladies--a Mrs. Shanahan and Mrs. Pautz--lost their lives. The particulars of this heart-rendering affair, as near as we can learn, are as follows: A small party of women and children procured a horse and wagon and went to Murphy's Mills to pick blackberries, and on their return home, the horse becoming unmanageable, one of the unfortunate women took the reins from the young man who was driving and advised the children to get out and walk. Shortly afterwards, and just as they got to the top of a hill, the horse began to run, and before they reached the bottom, the wagon struck a stump on the road side, throwing out the occupants, killing Mrs. Pautz instantly and injuring Mrs. Shanahan so badly that she lived but a short time. They were both old residents of this county and their friends have the sympathy of all who knew them. Manitowoc Pilot Thursday, September 12, 1912 pg. 1

ADAM SCHNELL From Der Nord Westen, 23 Aug. 1894: Death in Town Liberty of 68 yr. old Adam Schnell. He came to the U.S. from Mecklenburg in 1849 and shortly thereafter settled in Liberty where he lived until his death. Of the 4 brothers who came over with him, only one survives – Joachim Schnell. He leaves a widow and 10 children.

BERTHA SCHNELL From Der Nord Westen, 14 May 1891: Death on Mon. evening in Liberty of Mrs. Ludwig Schnell. She leaves her husband and one 4 yr. old child. Burial took place today in the Lutheran Cemetery in Liberty.

MARIA SCHNELL (d. 1920) The angel of death entered our community and came as a relief to Mrs. A. Schnell. She had been sick for a long time but was confined to her bed a week ago when pneumonia developed. Mrs. Schnell, nee Marie Willot, was born in Germany, January 21, 1838. She came to Manitowoc with her parents in 1856 and was married to Adam Schnell in 1857 and since then made her home on the farm where both died, her husband preceding her in death 26 years ago. She is survived by nine children all residing in Liberty and Newton. They are Mrs. Louis Pleuss, Mrs. Fred Kieselhorst, Mrs. Henry Kieselhorst, Mrs. Carl Kueuger and Louis, Ernst, Carl, August and Herman. One daughter preceded her in death nine years ago. The funeral will be held from the Liberty Lutheran church Friday afternoon. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. January 14, 1920 P. 5