ST. MARYS CEMETERY - SISTERS SECTION

Plus Those Living At St. Mary's Home Who Had No Family And Were Buried In This Section.

Manitowoc Township, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin


         
Location: This area is separated from the main St. Mary cemetery by a row of trees. It also borders on the west by South 18th Street and to the south and east by a fence and homes. Only a few of the sisters have their last names listed so they are given as they are listed on the stones in each row. Some were broken at the base and re-cemented so data is incomplete. (Note: This part was missed in the original cemeteries I put online, and it was brought to my attention while updating the cemeteries. Updated by Manitowoc Genealogy Society, April, 2007/added to this site June 2011.

OSSW = ON SAME STONE WITH
SSDI = SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX


Sr. M. Wiktorya/Ur 6 Linago 1883 R/Um 2 Sierp/1914 R
    [Victoria Janeczek] Tombstone, ossw:
Sr. M. Melchiora/Ur 16 Kyiet 1819 R./Um 14 Sierp 1915 R
    [Melchiora Delmankowska] Tombstone

Sr. M. Elrema/Ur 20 Marca 1886 R./Um 18 Wrzes 1915 R [Ephrem Lewandowska] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Dozylia/Ur 31 Pozaz 1889 R/Um 30 Czei W 1914 R [Dosithea Brucka] Tombstone


Sr. M. Kasylda Felicyanka/Ucdlgo/Slyznia 1892/Um d. 2 go Sryczina (balance missing) [Cassilda Ziemniak] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Simplicya Felicyanka/Ur d. 13 go Zudego 1887/Um d 15 go Pazdz (balance missing) [Simplicia Sliwa] Tombstone


Sr. M. Seraphina Felicyanka/Ur d. 5 go Lutego 1898/Um d 16 go Liudnla 1916 [Seraphine Galla] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Kolumba Felicyanka/Ur d. 21 go Sierpnia 1882/Um d go Maia 1913/ [Columba Hudak] Tombstone


Sr. M. Salezya Felicyanka/Ur d 1 go Sigzmia 1891/Um d 6 go (balance missing) [Salesia Ciesielczyk] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Angolina Felicyanka/Ur d. 9 go Czernia 1889/Um d 8 go (balance missing) [Hugoline Konczak] Tombstone


Sr. M. Panleta Felicyanka/Ur d. 24 Cwria 1882/Um d 10 go Kyeetnia (balance missing) [Pauletta Slusarz] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Klemeniuna Felicyanka/Ur d. 18 go Slycznia 1890/Um d 25 go Drzesnia (balance missing) [Clementine Nowosielska] Tombstone


Sr. M. Damiana Felicyanka/Ur d. 17 Wrzisina 1888 r/Um d 7 Listopada 1911 [Damian Kozlicka] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Irena Felicyanka/Ur 16 Pazdz 1895 r/Um d 17 Czerwca 1918 [Irene Goryczka] Tombstone


Sr. M. Teodozya Felicyanka/Ur d 16 Listopada 1879/Um d 10 Syrznia 1908 Tombstone


Sr. M. Alfreda Felicyanka/______ 1884/Um 10 Marria 1919 [Alfreda Rekowska] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Kryturia(?) Felicyanka/____ 18 ____ Ur 10 Listopada 1901 Tombstone


Sr. M. Barbara Felicyanka/Ur 27 Maia 1865/Um 12 Pazda 1901 r Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Albina Felicyanka/Ur 2 Litigo 1895/Um 5 Litigo 1920 [Albina Faron] Tombstone


Sr. M. Dorota Felicyanka/Ur 13 Litego 1900/Um 18 Marca 1920 [Dorothy Zemska] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Klara Felicyanka/ Ur d. 5 Marca 1878 r/Um d 28 Wrzesnia 1900 Tombstone Death on Thurs. last week in the local orphanage of 22-yr. old Sister Clara of consumption. Der Nord Westen, 04 Oct. 1900


Sr. M. Teojila Felicyanka/Ur d. 22 ____ 1876/Um d Maja 1901


Sr. M. Dulcissima/Ur 16 Srycz 1898/Um 22 Czerw 1921 [Dulcissima Lempka] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Leonarda Felicyanka/Ur d. _____ 1870/Um d ____ 1900 Tombstone Death Wednesday last week in the local St. Mary's Hospital of Sister Marie Leonide. She had been ill 12 years with consumption. The funeral was Friday morning. Der Nord Westen - Jan. 18, 1900


Sr. M. K_____la Felicyanka (balance illegible)


this stone also completely illegible and is broken off and laying on the ground, ossw: Sr. M. Fabryna (balance illegible)


Sr. M. Prudencya/Ur 6 _____1896/Um 19 _____ 1921 [Prudentia Chlebanowski] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. ______ complete stone broken off at base. Last stone in 1st row.


Sr. M. Damiana Felicyanka/Ur 11 Czer 1893/Um 29 Sierp 1926 [Damian Kwacigroch] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Wihiyma Felicyanka/Ur 22 Paz 1904/Um 10 Czer 1929 [Victima Gutowska] Tombstone


Sr. M. Joanetta Felicyanka/Ur sie 12 Stycz 1904/Um 13 go Czerwca 1926, ossw: [Joanetta Dzik] Tombstone Sr. M. Paulina Felicyanka/Ur 28 go Lipco 1899/Um 17 go Maia 1925 [Pauline Straszewska] Tombstone


Sr. M. Frumencya Felicyanka/Ur sie 12 go Sierp 1897/Um 9 go Kwiet 1925, ossw: [Frumentia Goniakowska] Tombstone Sr. M. Wincentyna Felicyanka/Ur Sie 28 go Listop 1890/Um 27 go Marca 1926 [Vincentine Wiebzykowska] Tombstone


Sr. M. Monika Felicyanka/Ur sie 13 go Marca 1897 r/Um 22 go (balance missing), ossw: [Monica Peplinska] Tombstone Sr. M. Leona Felicyanka/Ur 3 Kwiet 1896 r/Um 22 Mar. 1924 [Leona Smogulska] Tombstone


Sr. M. Innocenta Felicyanka /Ur 30 Stycz 1852 r/Um 14 Listop 1922, ossw: [Innocenta Krawczak] Tombstone Sr. M. Cypryana Felicyanka/Ur Sie 25 go Marca 1890 r/Um 2 go (balance missing) [Cypriana Biskup] Tombstone


Sr. M. Karola Felicyanka/Ur 25 Maja 1898 r/Um 12 (balance gone) Tombstone


Sr. M. Amandyna Felicyanka/Ur 23 Wrzes 1902/Um 27 Maja (balance missing) [Amandine Kurzawa] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Severa Felicyanka/Ur 2 Kwiet 1891 r/Um 2 (balance missing) [Severa Matusiak] Tombstone


Sr. M. Koleta Felicyanka/Ur d. 1 Maja 1893/Ur d 13 ____ (balance missing) [Colette Galla] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Arsenia Felicyanka/Ur 14 Wrzes 1895/Um 20 Stycz 1924 [Arsenia Sledziewski] Tombstone


Sr. M. Seiperyna Felicyanka/_____ Marca 1891 r/___ 27 go Sierp 1917 [Severine Wilk] Tombstone


Sr. M. Miloslawa Felicyanka/Ur 8 Wrzes 1887/Um 13 Czer 1915 [Miloslava Konwinska] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Berarda Felicyanka/Ur 19 Czerw 1893 r/Um 22 Lipca 1923 r [Bernard Myslinski] Tombstone


Sr. M. Bronislawa/Um 29 Wrzes 1868/Um 30 Maja ___ [Bronislava Kurczewska] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Prudencia/Ur 14 Marca 1887/Um 5 Marca ___ [Prudentia Dorsch] Tombstone


Sr. M. Bernardeta Felicyanka/Ur 17 Sierp 1885 r/Um Maja (balance missing) [Bernadette Ratajczak] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Albinetta Felicyanka/Ur 14 Lutego 1899/Um 7 Sierp (balance missing) [Albinetta Zabrocki] Tombstone


Sr. M. Erbana/Ur 5 Stycz 1888 r/Um 23 Wrzes 1914 [Urban Penar] Tombstone


Sr. M. Klara/Ur 16 Marca 1891/Um 11 Sierp 1914 [Clara Kreft], ossw: Sr. M. Amandyna Felicyanka/Ur d. 31 Pozdz 1893 r/Um d 6 Pazdz 1918 r


Sr. M. Klotilda Felicyanka/Ur 1 Marca 1874/Um 11 Maja 1927 [Clotilde Nowak] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Bogumita/Ur 25 G 1892/Um 20 S 1936 [Bogumila Maczkowski] Tombstone


Sr. M. Lulcya Felicyanka/Ur d 11 Pazdz 1894/Um d 23 (balance missing) [Dulcia Poklenkowska] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Paschazya Fel./Ur 19 Grud 1887/Um d. 1 Czerw (balance missing) [Paschasia Pokraka] Tombstone


Sr. M. Auxilia Felicyanka/Ur 21 Sry 1900/Um 24 Listo 1930 [Auxilia Kalinowski] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Petronela Fel./Ur 21 Poz 1903/Um 19 Grud 1938 [Petronella Wozniczyka] Tombstone


Sr. M. Jeremia Fel./Ur 12.1 1899/Um 5.3 1932 [Jeremiah Zakowski] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Wirginetta Fel./Ur 12 Sierp 1902/Um 16 Lip 1939 (stone broken off at base and laying on the ground) [Virginette Mastejko] Tombstone


Sr. M. Electa Fel./Ur 16.12 1876/Um 12.3 1946 [Electa Fenclau] Tombstone Sister Electa, Once Superior of Home for Aged Dies Today Familiarly Known as “Little Brown Sister” Sister Mary Electa, 69, for a number of years, superior at St. Mary's Home for the Aged and who would have observed her golden jubilee with the charitable institution this year, died this morning at the Holy Family Hospital. Familiarly known as the “little brown Sister”, she had been at the St. Mary's Home since she completed her work at the convent of the Felician Sisters at Buffalo, N.Y., late in 1896. Funeral services will take place at 9 am Friday at the chapel of the home, the Rev. Casimir Stec O.F.M., chaplain, officiating. The Rev. Bernard Harczlak O.F.M., superior at St. Mary's Theological Seminary at Green Bay will take part in the solemn requiem mass Friday. Burial will be in the Sister's Cemetery adjoining the home. Born Rose Fenclau in Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 16, 1876 she entered the Felician Sisters Convent at Buffalo in September, 1896. The history of St. Mary's Home for the Aged is pratically the life story of Sister Electa. She spent her entire religious life of practically 50 years at the home. Through the years she saw the city grow and her memory of Manitowoc before the turn of the century was frequently the topic of her conversations. During her recent illness, Sister Electa asked the Sisters attending her to convey to the merchants and businessmen of Manitowoc, her thanks and gratitude for the consideration shown her during her life here. The venerable Sisters of the St. Mary Home were planning a golden jubilee for Sister Electa, set for May, but these plans were cut short by her death today. For many years she held the post of superior at the home and later was assistant supervisor. She is survived by a brother, James Fenclau of Buffalo, N.Y., who visited with her Sunday and Monday. He will return for the funeral. The body is at the Pfeffer Funeral Home and will be moved later to St. Mary's Home. It will lie in state in the chapel from Thursday afternoon until the hour of the services. Manitowoc Herald Times - Mon., March 11, 1946 - page 13, ossw: Sr. M. Justina Fel./Ur 20.6 1860/Um 16.3 1932 [Justine Golder] Tombstone


Sr. M. Fortunata Fel./Ur. 13.9 1913/Um 4.10 1934 [Fortunata Kosek] Tombstone, ossw: Sr. M. Eleanore (Mary Affelt)/Ur 8.9 1884/Um 27.1 1953 Tombstone Sister Eleonore, Superintendent at St. Mary, Dead MANITOWOC-Sister M. Eleonore, 68, (photo) superior and superintendent of St. Mary's Home for the Aged, died Tuesday noon at the home. Funeral services will be held at the St. Mary's Home Friday. The Rev. Francis Affelt, O.F.M. nephew of Sister M. Eleonore, will be celebrant of the solemn high mass at 10 a.m. He will be assisted by the Rev. Casimir Stec, O.F.M., chaplain of St. May home, as deacon and the Rev. Benedict Witkowski, O.F.M., of Krackow, Wis., as sub-deacon. The Rev. Gerard Kotula, O.F.M., superior of the Franciscan Monastery at Pulaski, Wis., will preach the sermon. Burial will be in St. Mary Home Cemetery, with interment in charge of the Pfeffer Funeral Home. Sister M. Eleonore was born in 1884 at Lemont, Ill., and entered the convent of the Felician Sisters in Detroit in 1902. For many years she taught in parochial schools in Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin. Taught School Many Years In 1910 and until 1914 she was assigned to St. Mary Parochial School here, where in addition to teaching duties she acted as superior of the local school faculty. For over 30 years as member of the Religious Community, Sister M. Eleonore held responsible offices as superior or superintendent of various institutions in charge of the Felician Sisters. Her administrative abilities were recognized and in 1934 she was made superior and superindendent of the St. Mary Home. For nearly 20 years she devoted her energies and interest to the welfare of the institution. She was attentive to the smallest wants of those entrusted to her care and possessed to a marked degree prudence and zeal for the well being of the occupants of the home. Through 51 years as a Felician Sister she won the respect of all as an exemplary Sister. Celebrated Golden Jubilee Last May 30 the Sisters, occupants of the home, and friends in Manitowoc, joined Sister M. Eleonore in celebrating her golden jubilee, 50 years spent in the community of the Felician Sisters. Soon after her health began to fail but she continued to inquire about the affairs at St. Mary and the needs of the occupants. The most cherished dream consuming all her energies was erection of a new St. Mary Home. To that end she devoted all her attention, effort and sacrifices. She died at a time when the realization of that dream seemed near and plans for a new home where beginning to materialize. The new home, when completed, will remain a tribute to the 20 years devoted by Sister M. Eleonore to the home. She is survived by a brother, Joseph Affelt of Lemont, Ill., who twice visited his sister during her illness. Sisters from the provincial Motherhouse of the Felician Sisters at Chicago, and Sisters from Milwaukee will come here to attend the final rites Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, January 27, 1953 P.2


Sr. M. Konsuela Fel./Ur __.1 1912/Um 26.7 1936 [Consuela Ziobro] Tombstone


Sr. M. Bonjacya (Cecilia Rysztoff)/Ur d. 7 List 1873/Um d 26 List (balance missing) Tombstone Funeral services for Sister M. Boniface, killed Wednesday morning in a traffic accident near Grimms, will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the chapel of the St. Mary's Home for the Aged. A requiem high mass will be sung by the Rev. Casimir Stec, OFM chaplain of St. Mary's Home. He will be assisted by the Revs. Clement Barczak and Marian Siwik, Franciscan Fathers of Pulaski. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Home lots adjacent to the St. Mary's cemetery. Sister Boniface, nee Cecilia Rysztoff, was born at Natrona, Pennsylvania, November 7, 1873. She became a member of the religious community of Felician Sisters on February 16, 1899. From 1899 to 1912 she was stationed in Manitowoc at the St. Mary's Home. She was stationed here again from 1927 to 1928. For the past few years she has lived at the Order's Polonia home. A sister in Chicago and a brother in Dubois, Ill., survive. The body is to be taken to the St. Mary's home from the Pfeffer funeral parlors tonight at 7 o'clock. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, November 28, 1941 pg. 2


Sr. M. Karolina Fel./Ur. 6.1 1863/Um 2.5 1936 [Caroline Lobodzsinski] Tombstone


Sr. M. Justa Fel./Ur. 20.6 1860/Um 15.7 1935 [Justa Zbylska] Tombstone


Sr. M. Akivinata Fel./Ur. 2.10 1902/Um 25.11 1932 [Aquinata Ryba] Tombstone


PRIESTS LUGOWSKI: Hic Jacet/Rev. Theodor J. Lugowski/1865-1936 Tombstone REV. LUGOWSKI DIES, AGED 71 Had been Chaplain at St. Mary’s Home For Aged Rev. Theodor Lugowski, 71, chaplain at the St. Mary’s Home for the Aged, and former assistant pastor of the St. Mary’s Catholic church, died Tuesday at the Holy Family hospital. He had been in failing health for a number of years. The Rt. Rev. Paul P. Rhode, bishop of Green Bay, will celebrate the solemn pontifical requiem mass to be sung at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic church. Interment will be in the Sisters’ cemetery. Manitowoc and Two Rivers priests escorted the body in solemn procession from the Leschke funeral home to St. Mary’s church at 3 p.m. today. The body will lie in state before the high altar until the time of the funeral Thursday. Born in Poland Father Lugowski was born in Poland in 1865, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodor Lugowski, Sr. He completed his theological studies in Poland and came to this country in 1889. He was ordained into the priesthood by Bishop Flasch at LaCros, Wis., the following year. His first charge was assistant at the Catholic parish at Durand, Wis. Later he was located at Pine Creek Junction City and Mill Creek, all in this state. In 1915 he was transferred to Georgia where he was taken ill. He returned to Wisconsin and was named temporary pastor at West Kewaunee and later was g ranted a leave of absence. Came Here In 1928 Father Lugowski was named assistant pastor at the St. Mary’s congregation in this city in 1928 and in 1931 became chaplain of the St. Mary’s home here. He was a well known linguist, speaking German, Polish, Bohemian and English fluently. Survivors are two brothers and a sister in Poland and a sister in Connecticut. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, July 1, 1936    P. 13


RUTOWSKI: Tu Spoczywa/S.P./KS.K Rutowski/Ur 29.1 1875/Um 9.10 1929/ Prosl O. Zdrowas Marja Tombstone Rev. C.A.Rutowski CHAPLAIN AT ST. MARY’S HOME DIES YESTERDAY Father C. A. Rutowski Passes Away at Hospital; To Be Buried Near Scene of His Labors Father C. A. Rutowski, chaplain at the St. Mary’s Home for the Orphans and Aged, Division street, since he came to Manitowoc 18 years ago, and who devoted years of his life to Christian sacrifice and service by declining to accept any compensation for his labors here, passed away Wednesday afternoon at the Holy Family hospital. He underwent an operation about a week ago for a chronic ailment, and although he rallied from the operation, his heart weakened and he breathed his last yesterday afternoon. Father Rutowski, who was 55 years of age, and a native of Cracow, Poland, will be buried in the little cemetery of the Orphans home here. The remains will be brought to the home Friday afternoon and solemn mass will be said on Saturday morning, in charge of Monsignor Pell of this city. Bishop Rhode, head of the Green Bay dioceses of the Catholic church, the Provincial Mother of the Order, Mother Seraphinie and her assistant Sister Jolanta, both of Chicago, will be here for the services. In Priesthood 30 years. Born in Poland, January 7, 1874, the deceased came to this country in early manhood and studied for the priesthood at the Orchard? Lake seminary near Detroit, from which he graduated 30 years ago and was ordained to the priesthood. Before coming to this city eighteen years ago, to take over the post of chaplain at the St. Mary’s home for the Orphans and Aged, Father Rutowski served as chaplain of the St. Joseph’s Convent at Stevens Point. His first charge was that of assistant priest at the St. Francis congregation at Detroit, Mich. Father Rutowski was beloved by all the patients and children at St. Mary’s home, his daily ministrations doing much to brighten their lives and make things happier. Two brothers in Cracow, Poland, survive. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, October 10, 1929   P. 2


POCIECHA: K.S. Jan M. Pociecha/1872-1898(ordained)-1938/Prosi O. Zorowas Marya Tombstone Father Pociecha Dies, Pastor of St. Mary’s Church for 10 Years Illness of 18 Months Ends In Death of Priest In Milwaukee. Tolling of the bells at the St. Mary’s Catholic church, Marshall and South 21st street, this afternoon, advised members of the congregation of the death of their pastor, Father John M. Pociecha, 66. Rev. Pociecha, head of the congregation here for 10 years, died at the Sacred Heart sanitarium, Milwaukee. He was taken ill a year and a half ago and underwent an operation at that time. He recovered sufficiently to return actively to his parish duties in Manitowoc. His condition grew worse late last year and he said his last mass here Dec. 7. He was removed to the Holy Family hospital here and later transferred to the Milwaukee hospital. Funeral Next Week The body is to be brought to Manitowoc for funeral rites next week. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced Monday. Father Pociecha was born in Poland.  When a boy he immigrated to America, with his parents, locating in Pennsylvania. After completing his common school education Father Pociecha studied for the priesthood. He completed his classic course at the Polish seminary, Detroit, Mich., and studied theology at the St. Francis seminary,Milwaukee. He was ordained in the priesthood January 22, 1898. He was first assigned to the chancery office of Bishop Sebastian Messmer, Green Bay, where he spent two years. He then was given charges at Pound, Wis.; Lenark, Wis;  Bevent, Marathon county; Pine Grove, Brown county; Rusholt, Wis., and Marinette. In 1928 he was named pastor of the St. Mary’s congregation in Manitowoc coming here from Marinette. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and held the office of chaplain in the Manitowoc council for several terms. From a hospital bed last month, Father Pociecha observed the 40th anniversary of his ordination into the priesthood. Two sisters survive. They are Mrs. Mary Jackoblowski, Reading, Pa., and Mrs. Laddie Wisniewski, Natrona, Pa. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, February 12, 1938   P. 4


LARGE MONUMENT: Sepulchra Soroum Felicinarium O.S.F.


LOWER SECTION OF SISTER'S CEMETERY BANICKA: Marya Banicka Tombstone


BARRETT: Cora A. Barrett/Cy U.S. Navy/Dec. 20 1909/Jan. 26, 1974 Tombstone (U.S. War Vet flag holder) Cora Ann Barrett, 64, formerly of 1434 Estes St., Chicago, died Saturday at St. Mary Home, Manitowoc. Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock this Monday afternoon at St. Mary Home Chapel. The Rev. Crispin Nowakowski officiated and burial was in St. Mary Home Cemetery. Cora was born Dec. 20, 1909, at Philadelphia, Pa. She was educated in the Chicago area. She worked all her life with delinquent girls through the House of Good Shepherd of Chicago, retiring to Manitowoc. Survivors include a brother, William Mestrovich, and two sisters, Lucille Pasta and Mary Kovatz, of Chicago. Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc, was in charge of funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, Monday, January 23, 1974   P. 14


BARTL: Frances T. Bartl/1889-1982 (Jun 16, 1889/Nov 1982/SSDI) Tombstone


BILL: Lambert Bill Tombstone


BISHOP: Mary Bishop/1891-1983 (Jan. 20, 1891/Dec. 1983/SSDI/issued in Indiana) Tombstone


BOENI: Caroline Boeni/Mar. 29, 1885/Oct. 15, 1978 (Caroline Boeni/Jun. 07, 1892/Oct. 1978/SSDI) Tombstone


BOGDONOS: Ben Bogdonos/1947 Tombstone


BRANDL: Francis Brandl Tombstone


BRIGHAM: Josephine Brigham/1947 Tombstone Mrs. Josephine Brigham, 62, died Sunday morning at the St. Mary's Home for the Aged, where she had made her home since 1928. She was born in Poland in 1883 and came to Manitowoc at an early age. She was married to Henry Brigham, who preceded her in death many years ago. There are no immediate survivors. The body was moved to the St. Marys home today from the Pfeffer funeral home and services will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Marys home. Interment will be in the St. Marys cemetery. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Monday January 27, 1947 P.2


CIESLEWICZ: Agnieszka Cieslewicz/d. Oct. 20, 1927 Tombstone Mrs. Agnes Cieslewicz, 60, passed away at the St. Mary’s hospital in this city, early this morning after a brief siege of pneumonia. The deceased is survived by two sons, one at Chicago and the other at Plover. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 7 o’clock from the St. Mary’s institution and burial will take place there. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, October 20, 1927   P. 2


CIEZAR: Katarzyna Ciezar Tombstone


CORDES: Elizabeth Cordes/Nov. 1, 1878/Nov. 26, 1953 Tombstone Mrs. Elizabeth Cordes, 75, a resident of St. Mary Home for the Aged, Manitowoc, the past nine years, died Thursday morning after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday at the chapel of the Home, the Rev. Casimir Stec, O.F.M., officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Elizabeth Tomandle was born Nov. 1, 1878, at Stangelville and was married to John Cordes who died in 1930. She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the St. Mary Home Friday evening. Funeral arrangements were made by the Pfeffer Funeral Home of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, November 27, 1953   P. 17


COVALESKI: Leo E. Covaleski/1906-1989 Tombstone


DRZASTWA: Nicholas Drzastwa/1881-1980 Tombstone Nicholas Drzastwa, 99, of St. Mary Home for the Aged, Manitowoc, formerly of 225 Winter St., Saginaw, Mich., died Sunday morning, March 2, at the home. Fuenral services will be 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Home Chapel. The Rev. Chrispin Nowakowski will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Home Cemetery. Mr. Drazastwa was born Oct. 20, 1880, at Manistee, Mich., son of the late Adalbert and Mary Polczynski Drzastwa. He was a former member of St. Josephat (sic) Catholic Church, Chariton, Mich. Surviving is a siser, Sister M. Honorata of Chicago. Friends may call at St. Mary Home Chapel after 6 o'clock this Monday evening, where a prayer service will be at 7 o'clock. Parkside Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is in charge of arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, March 3, 1980 P.3 (Oct. 20, 1880/Mar. 1980/SSDI)


DZIERLINGA: Marya Dzierlinga Tombstone


FOSTER: Viola E. Foster/1914-1990 Tombstone


GLAB: Anton S. Glab/Dec. 13, 1906/Jan. 14, 1989/Beloved husband of Jean Tombstone


GLACZYNSKA: Katarzyna Glaczynska Tombstone Stan Glaczynska Tombstone


GUESNIER: Alice Guesnier Tombstone


HEJMOWSKI: Jan Hejmowski/1949 Tombstone Anna Rolewicz of Chicago attended the funeral of her uncle, John Hejmowski yesterday and returned today. Mr. Hejmowski died in Peshtigo and was buried here. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, June 4, 1949   P. 2


HERMAN: Julia Herman Tombstone


HOJNACKA: Mary Ann Hojnacka Tombstone


HOLEWINSKA: Mary Holewinska/1876/Apr. 14, 1951 Tombstone Mrs. Mary Holewinska, 75, died Saturday morning at the St. Mary Home for the Aged,Manitowoc, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Mary chapel, the Rev. Casimar Stec, O.F.M. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Holewinska, nee Mary Orlowski, was born in Poland in 1876 and came to Chicago with her parents when she was a child. Her husband died in 1940 and she moved to the St. Mary home three years ago. There are no immediate survivors. The casket will be moved from the Pfeffer funeral home, Manitowoc, to the St. Mary home at 4 p.m. and will lie in state until time of services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, April 14, 1951   P. 2


HOUGAN: Marya Hougan Tombstone


JENSEN: William H. Jensen/June 13, 1890/Feb. 7, 1981 Tombstone


JERGER: Joseph Jerger/1877-1962 Tombstone


KAMIEJA: Boleslaus (Ben) Kamieja/June 27, 1893/Mar. 3, 1987 Tombstone Boleslaus (Ben) Kamieja, 93, of St. Mary Home, Manitowoc, died Tuesday morning, March 3, 1987 at St. Mary Home. Funeral services will be 9 am Thursday at St. Mary Home Chapel, Manitowoc. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Tom Wojiechowski and burial will be in St. Mary Home Cemetery. Mr. Kamieja was born June 27, 1893 in Poland, son of the late James and Mary Kazar Kamieja. He was employed at Eggers Plywood many years ago. There are no immediate survivors. Visitation will be at St. Mary Home Chapel, Manitowoc, from 6 pm Wednesday. Wake service at 7 pm by Father Tom. Klein and Stangel Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, is handling funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times - Wed., March 4, 1987 - page 18


KAMINSKI: Anna Kaminski/1904-2000 (Mar. 22, 1904/Nov. 27, 2000/SSDI) Tombstone


KING: Lola King/July 26, 1890/Aug. 28, 1971 Tombstone Lola King, 81, formerly of Chicago, died Saturday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Home Chapel, Manitowoc. The Rev. Crispin Nowakowski will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Convent Cemetery, Ma nitowoc. Mrs. King, nee Lola Shoemaker, was born July 26, 1890, in Missouri, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shoemaker. She retired from Chicago to St. Mary Home, Manitowoc. Survivors include a son, William, and a daughter, Sister Mary Visitation, of Chicago. Friends may call at St. Mary Home, Manitowoc, after 4 o'clock this Monday afternoon. Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is in charge of arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. August 30, 1971


KITOWSKI: S.P. Jan Kitowski/Prosi/O. Pacierz Tombstone


KLEMAN: Rose Kleman/1898-1990 (Mar. 10, 1898/Sept. 19, 1990/SSDI) Tombstone


KOBIELSKA: Anna Kobielska/1948 Tombstone


KOCUR: Sr. Mary Daniel Kocur/May 28, 1916-Apr. 15, 2006 Tombstone Sister Mary Daniel Kocur, OSF, RN, MSM, age 89, of St. Mary's Home at Felician Village, 2005 Division St., Manitowoc, passed to her eternal reward on Saturday, April 15, 2006, at St. Mary's Home at Felician Village. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at St. Mary's Home Chapel. Officiating the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Thomas Wojciechowski with burial to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Manitowoc. She was born May 28, 1916, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of the late Daniel and Sadie Bailey Kocur. She graduated from Washington High School, Indiana Harbor, Ind., in 1934. She then continued her education and was a graduate from St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing, Minneapolis, in 1937. She became employed as a registered nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital, Rice Lake. In 1942, she entered the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. In 1944, Sister Daniel was assigned to Good Samaritan Hospital, Zanesville, Ohio, and as an instructor in their school of nursing, she became the head nurse in urology and orthopedics. In 1946, she attended St. Louis University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. In 1952 she attended the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., where she received her master's degree in administration. In 1952, Sister Daniel was assigned to St. Francis Hospital in West Point, Neb., as their administrator and superior. In 1959, Sister Daniel received her MSN Major Administration of Nursing Service at the Catholic University of America. She came to Manitowoc in 1962 where she was assigned to Holy Family Hospital as administrator for the next eight years. It was under her direction the new medical center was built and completed in 1966. From 1970 until 1982, Sister Daniel entered United States Civil Service, serving as supervisor at the Phoenix, Ariz., Indian Medical Center, a 200-bed hospital. In 1982, Sister Daniel retired and came with Sister Theresa Louise to live at St. Mary's Home with the Felician Sisters, still remaining active in her retirement with various applicable duties. She is survived by two nephews: John Michael Kocur, Peoria, Ill.; David Lawrence Kocur, Glendale, Ariz.; one niece: Nancy Marie Kocur, Phoenix, Ariz.; also surviving are the Franciscan Sisters of Silver Lake Convent, Manitowoc; her fellow Sisters at St. Mary's Home at Felician Village, Manitowoc; and very dear long-time friends: Grace T. Brandl and Shirley Kaderabek, Manitowoc, who were supportive and caring especially in Sister Daniel's declining years at St. Mary's Home. She was preceded in death by her parents; her only brother: John Kocur; and a good friend: Sister Theresa Louise. Sister Mary Daniel will long be remembered in our community for her many accomplishments while administrator of Holy Family Hospital. Hospital employees remain forever grateful for the Employee Retirement Program that was established under her administration. Sister Daniel's initial idea of ""volunteerism"" in organizing the first volunteer program, known as the Holy Family Hospital Guild, has grown overwhelmingly at the hospital and the entire community with a present day volunteer membership at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center of nearly 400 members. Under her direction as administrator, a great contribution to the Manitowoc community was made toward making Holy Family Memorial Medical Center what it is today. Friends may call at St. Mary's Home Chapel on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until the time of services at 9:30 a.m. The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 628 N. Water St., Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Holy Family Memorial Medical Center or St. Mary's Home in Manitowoc would be greatly appreciated. Herald Times Reporter April 2006 ******** Sister Mary Daniel Kocur, OSF, RN, MSM, age 89, of St. Mary's Home at Felician Village, 2005 Division St., Manitowoc, passed to her eternal reward on Saturday, April 15, 2006, at St. Mary's Home at Felician Village. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at St. Mary's Home Chapel. Officiating the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Thomas Wojciechowski with burial to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Manitowoc. Friends may call at St. Mary's Home Chapel on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until the time of services at 9:30 a.m. The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 628 N. Water St., Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Holy Family Memorial Medical Center or St. Mary's Home in Manitowoc would be greatly appreciated. Herald Times Reporter April 2006


KOPPA: Julia Koppa Tombstone


KOTECKA: Wiktorya Kotecka/Ur 16 Poz 1848/Um 11 Grud 1934 Tombstone


KOWALSKI: Theresa Kowalski/1875-1976 Tombstone Theresa Kowalski, 100, a resident of St. Mary Home, Manitowoc, died Monday afternoon at the home. Funerl services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Home Chapel. The Rev. Chrispin Nowakowski will officiate with burial in St. Mary Home Cemetery. Mrs. Kowalski, nee Theresa Drzastwa, was born Aug. 23, 1876, in Poland, daughter of the late Adelbert and Mary Polczynski Drzastwa. Her husband, Michael Kowalski, preceded her in death. Survivors include a brother, Nicholas Drzastwa, of Manitowoc nad a sister, Sister M. Honorata, C.S.S.F., of Chicago. Friends may call at St. Mary Home Chapel after 2 o’clock this Tuesday afternoon, where a prayer service will be at 7:30 o’clock. Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, September 21, 1976 P. 9


KRASKA: Jan Kraska Tombstone


KUBICKA: Marianna Kubicka//d. Mar. 25, 1930/age 85 yrs/from obituary Tombstone Aged Resident Dies Miss Mary Kubicke, 86, for many years a resident at the St. Mary's home here, died on Tuesday, death being due to infirmities attendant upon advancing age. Funeral services will be held at the St. Mary's church tomorrow morning at 7 o'clock with interment taking place at the church cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. Thursday, March 27, 1930 P. 6


KURKIEREWICZ: Antonia Kurkierewicz Tombstone


KURSZEWSKA: Marc Kurszewska/Ur 6 Stycz 1853/Um 10 Grud 1935 Tombstone


KUSZ: Anna Kusz/Oct. 15, 1851/Sep. 17, 1927 Tombstone Mrs. Anna Kusz, who has made her home at St. Mary’s for many years past, passed away there Saturday and was laid to rest this morning. Deceased was 86 years of age, having been born in Poland October 15, 1851. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, September 19, 1927   P. 2


LANDOWSKI: Mary Landowski/Feb. 1884-June 1953 Tombstone Mrs. Mary Landowski, 68, died Thursday afternoon at St. Mary Home for the Aged in Manitowoc following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the home's chapel. The Rev. Casmir Stee, O.F.M., will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Mrs. Landowski was born in February of 1884 in Poland. She came to this country at the age of 20. She settled in Chicago and moved to Manitowoc 14 years ago. Mrs. Landowski, the former Mary Gaberek, was married to Gregory Landowski in 1904. He died in 1917. Survivors include one daughter, Sister Mary Theresilla of Chicago; and five sons, Stanley, Frank, John, and Joseph of Chicago and Andrew of California. Friends may call Saturday evening at the home's chapel. The Pfeffer Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Friday, June 19, 1953 P. 21


LEWANDOWSKI: Jan Lewandowski Tombstone CITY'S OLDEST RESIDENT HAS 101ST BIRTHDAY Jacob Levandowski Enfeebled by Great Burden of Years Manitowoc's oldest resident, Jacob Levandowky (sic), passed the 101st annivervary (sic) of his birth yesterday at the home of his son, John Levandowsky, 1219 South Twentieth street but the day to him was not unlike all others. Age has left its inevitable mark and the burden of the century of years has left him much enfeebled. Almost totally deaf and gradually losing his sight, Mr. Devanwodsky (sic) spent the day in his usual manner, seated in a chair saying over and over again the prayers with the rosary clapsed tightly in his rheumatic crippled hands. In his enfeebled state, which has made him almost helpless, Mr. Levandowsky has lost all count of time and the birthday anniversary had no meaning for him. For years he had been failing but a sturdy constitution has resisted the inroads and there is little reason to believe death is near to him. He has been cared for by his daughter-in-law, Mr. John Levandowsky for eighteen years. Although too feeble to be about and forced to remain in his room practically all of the time, when the weather is warm and he is feeling chipper, the city's oldest man is assisted out of doors where he seems to enjoy the sunshine and air. One of Mr. Levandowsky's plaints (sic), when he still realizes the activities of life, was his inability to attend church services, the life of more than a century having been marked by devout adherence to the church. War Brought Shadow The World War cast its shadow upon the life of the aged man and with the supreme sacrifice which two of his grandchildren made in the memorable struggle, there was marked a more rapid decline in the health and spirits of the aged man. Always devotedly attached to his family Mr. Levandowsky took great pride in his grandchildren and when news of the death of the two overseas reached him it caused almost total collapse and he has not been the same since. Is Native of Poland Unable to speak English Mr. Levandowsky makes known his wants in the Polish and German languages and is able to converse with his children and grandchildren in those tongues. Although his appetite is good he is no longer able to read, and his only comfort and solace as he is fast approaching the sunset of life, is the praying and the saying of his rosary. Mr. Levandowski is beyond the state of being interviewed, but according to relatives, he was born in Posen, Poland, July 26, 1822. In his early years he took care of horses on the large farms in Poland, but left that country and came to America. Mr. Levandowsky came to Manitowoc fifty-five years ago and has since made his home here. Up to twenty years ago he was active and continued to work but when he passed his eightieth year was forced to give up his labors and has been cared for by his children. Mr. Levandowsky was employed as a railroad construction foreman when the old Lake Shore road was built and later was employed as an attendant at Evergreen cemetery by the city. Wife Dead Ten Years Ten years ago Mr. Levandowsky's wife died. Mrs. Levandowsky having attained a ripe old age when the summons came to her. Their are five children in the family, George, Jacob and John, of this city, Mrs. Mary Kaufmann, Milwaukee and a daughter Helena at Chicago. There are many grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Anton Revolinsky, parents of Ald. Joseph Revolinsky have been lifelong friends of the Levandowski family and visited the aged man yesterday on occasion of his birthday but were not recognized because of the enfeebled condition of Mr. Levandowski and his poor eye sight. Daily growing more feeble and with his faculties slowly passing and it is but a matter of short time when the summons must come. Mr. Levandowski is believed to be one of the oldest living residents of Wisconsin. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, July 27, 1923 P. 1 ******** ENDS LIFE AS BURDEN OF 103 YEARS IS HEAVY John Levandowski (sic), City’s Oldest Man, Cuts Throat Burden of his 103 years of life proved too great for John Levandowski today and his mind gave way under the strain of his years. Using an old pocket knife Mr. Levandowski slashed his throat shortly before noon and at 2 o’clock this afternoon was dead at the hospital where he was removed. Mr. Levandowski, the oldest resident of Manitowoc county, made his home with his son John at 1213 So. Twentieth street and for some time his mind had been failing. This morning he secured possession of the pocket knife in some way and before his purpose was suspected, slashed his throat and inflicted fatal injuries. He was hurried to the hospital but death came two hours later. Came Here 70 Years Ago A native of Poland, Mr. Levandowski came to Manitowoc more than 70 years ago, settling here when the city was still a wilderness. He is survived by five children residing in this city, and on the occasion of his 102nd birthday, a family reunion was held. Only during more recent years had Mr. Levandowski’s age affected him seriously and for the past year or two he had spent his time indoors mostly, although on pleasant days he was to be seen seated in a chair outside his son’s home. The past few months his mind had given way and he spent most of his time in prayer and seemed scarcely able to recognize these about him. Funeral arrangements have not been made. Manitowoc Herald News, April 29, 1924 P. ********* (Note: This is the only Jan/John Lewandoski/Levandoski I have in the cemeteries. With further research, maybe it can be determined definitely if this is the right Jan/John) (From 1880 Manitowoc ward 1 census: Jacob Levandoski age 52; Catharine age 48; George age 13; John age 10 Lina age 7; Mary age 5) (From 1900 Manitowoc ward 7 census: Jacob Levendovska age 78; Katrina age 66; Jno age 28; Jacob age 20; Ilkla(?) Granddaughter age 7) (1910 Manitowoc ward 7 census Jacob lives with John and Eva. Catherine is not on census) (County death index: Catherine Levendoski/d. Mar. 20, 1907 v.8 p.111) (Microfiche death index: Catherine Levendoski/d. Mar. 24, 1907)


LYNCH: Alice Lynch/1903-1975 (Schneider funeral marker) Tombstone Miss Alice Lynch, 72, a former Chicago resident, died late Monday afternoon at St. Mary Home, Manitowoc, where she had resided since 1968. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Home Chapel. The Rev. Chrispin Nowakowski will officiate with burial in St. Mary Cemetery,  Manitowoc. Miss Lynch was born Feb. 2, 1903, at Chicago, daughter of the late John and Mary Masterson Lynch. A sister, Mrs. Katherine Saracino, preceded her in death. Friends may call at St. Mary Home after 5:30 o’clock this Tuesday afternoon where a prayer service will be at 7:30 o’clock. Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home,Manitowoc, is in charge of funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, Tuesday, September 9, 1975   P. 18


MATULEWICZ: Mary Matulewicz/June 11, 1869/June 10, 1961 Tombstone Mrs. Mary Matulewicz, 91, of St. Mary Home, Manitowoc, died early Saturday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where she had been a patient one month. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Home Chapel, the Rev. Casimir Stec., O.F.M, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Home Cemetery. Mrs. Matulewicz was born Mary Kubis June 11, 1869, in Poland, daughter of the lateLawrence and Michaelina Szymanski Kubis. She was married to Michael Matulewicz in Poland and they came to the United States as a young couple. He preceded her in death. More than 25 years ago and two sons also preceded her in death. She took up residence at St. Mary Home 28 years ago and would have celebrated her 92nd birthday Sunday. Survivors include grandchildren and great grandchildren. Friends may call at St. Mary Home between 2:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Friends and residents of the home will recite the Rosary at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel. Funeral arrangements have been made by Pfeffer Funeral Home of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, June 10, 1961   P. 9


MAZUR: Stanislaw Mazur Tombstone


MEEHEN: Bridget Meehen/1860/Aug. 8, 1934 Tombstone Bridget Meehen, 74, Dies at St. Mary’s Last Eve Bridget Meehen, 74, passed away last night at the St. Mary’s Orphans and Aged Home following a long illness. Funeral services will be held Friday at 7 a.m. from the St. Mary’s home. Burial will be made in the St. Mary’s Orphan’s cemetery. The deceased was born in Ireland in 1860. She has been at the home here for the past 10 years. The remains will be taken to the St. Mary’s home from the Shimek and Schwartz funeral home this afternoon. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, August 9, 1934   P. 17


MEYERS: Rosa A. Meyers/Jan 11, 1892/Oct. 20, 1981 Tombstone


MILLER: Marya Miller Tombstone


MISUKIEWICZ: Peter Misukiewicz/1958 Tombstone


MORRIS: Mary Morris Tombstone


MURCIWSLIA: Jozefa Murciwslia Tombstone


OAKES: Sr. Therese Louise Oakes/Feb. 1, 1905/Sept. 28, 1991 Tombstone


OLSZEWSKI: Elizabeth Olszewski/1864-1954 Tombstone Mrs. Elizabeth Olszewski, 90, died Sunday morning at St. Mary Home for the Aged, Manitowoc, where she had been residing. Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Mary Home chapel, the Rev. Casimir Stec., OFM, officiating, with burial in St. Mary Cemetery. Mrs. Olszewski, the former Elizabeth Deering, was born March 1, 1864 in Poland and came to the United States with her parents when 10. The family settled at Cudahy, Wis. She was married to Anthony Olszewski in 1886. He died in 1914. Mrs. Olszewski came to Manitowoc in 1949. She is survived by three daughters, Sister Mary Fleronia of the St. Joseph Order at Eaton, Wis., Mrs. Agnes Kulbacki and Mrs. Catherine Aasada of Milwaukee; son, Michael of Milwaukee; a brother, Robert Deering of Two Rivers; and a sister, Mrs. William Hornkohl, of Flint, Mich. The casket will be removed Tuesday afternoon from the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, to St. Mary Home for the Aged where the body will lie in state Tuesday night. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 4, 1954 P. 15


OSOWICKI: Fabian Osowicki/1865-1954 Tombstone Fabian Osowiecki, 89, a resident of the St. Mary Home for the Aged, Manitowoc, died at the home Friday evening. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Home. The Rev. Casimir Stee, OFM, will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Manitowoc. He was born in Poland in 1865 and came to the United States 63 years ago and to Manitowoc 24 years ago. He was a retired railroad worker. He has resided at St. Mary Home the past seven years. There are no immediate survivors. Friends may call at the home Sunday afternoon. The Pfeffer Funeral Home is in charge of the services. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, May 8, 1954 pg. M-17


OZIEMKOWSKI: Josef Oziemkowski Tombstone


PALZER: Mary Palzer/(Sept. 28, 1847/June 4, 1930) Photo Tombstone Miss Mary Palzer, 83, a livelong resident of the county passed away early today at the St. Mary’s Home for the Orphans and Aged after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at eight o’clock in the chapel of the St. Mary’s home, with interment at the cemetery there. She is survived by a number of sisters and brothers. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, June 4, 1930   P. 2 ******** Anton Palzer's first child. Her mother died when she was 21. Four years later Anton immigrated to Mishicot with his 7 children of which my grandfather who was six years old was the youngest. Anton never remarried. Mary was the de facto mother of the others. She was very photogenic and talented and the only one of her siblings that didn't get married. She lived with her father until he died at age 83. She died on 6/4/1930 and was 82 yr, 8mo, and 7d old, which gives 9/28/1847 as her birth date according to her death certificate at Manitowoc ROD. She was the only one of my grandfather's siblings for whom I don't have the birth record, but from various other sources I had 1847 as her year of birth. She lived on the Palzer homestead until she broke her hip and moved to St. Mary's Orphanage until her death. She was the first born; lived the longest of all of her siblings and was preceded in death by all of them (except my grandfather, Frank, the youngest and last to die 11 years later) . (from researcher/see contributors page)


PEPLINSKI: Monica Peplinski/1889-1965 Tombstone Funeral services for Miss Monica Peplinski, 76, who died Wednesday evening at HolyFamily Hospital, Manitowoc, were at 9 a.m. Friday at St.  Mary Home, Manitowoc, the Rev. Casimir Stec, OFM, officiating. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery. Miss Peplinski was born May 7, 1889, at Isadore, Mich., daughter of the late Paul and Lucy Stanislafski Peplinski. She was a resident of St. Mary Home 45 years. Pallbearers were Brother Denis Snelling, OFM, John Wolters, Ben Komieja, Henry Reuschlein, Sylvester Bertsche and Eugene First. Surviving is a brother, Matt, of Maple City, Mich. Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc, was in charge of funeral arrangements. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, December 31, 1965   P. 14


PERNICKER: Francis Pernicker/1949 Tombstone


PETRYKIEWICZ: Rozalja Petrykiewicz/1936 Tombstone Rose Petrykiewicz Succumbs Wednesday Ruse Petrykiewicz, 80, died at St. Mary’s hospital Wednesday following a heart attack. She had not been seriously ill prior to the stroke. She was born in Poland. She was housekeeper for Father Paluch at Newton  for 15 years and had resided at St. Mary’s hospital for the last two years. The Rev. Father S. J. Kubiszewski, formerly pastor of St. Mary’s church and now located  ____(line illegible) for 29 years. He will conduct the funeral mass Friday at 8 a.m. at St. Mary’s hospital chapel and burial will be in the St. Mary’s Home cemetery. The body will lie in state at St. Mary’s hospital until the hour of the funeral. Pallbearers will be John and Stanley Bonin, John Schreihardt, John Brachmann, John Mrotek and Ted Wergin. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, April 16, 1936   P. 9


RUTKOWSKA: Franciszka Rutkowska Tombstone


RYBINA: Paulina Rybina Tombstone


SAEVA: Caroline J. Saeva/Mar. 1, 1902/Oct. 18, 1987 Tombstone


SAS: Salomea Sas Tombstone


SCANLAN: Margaret M. Scanlan/July 2, 1908/Jan. 19, 2000 Tombstone


SCHNEIDER: Salomea Schneider Tombstone


SEIDL: Edith Seidl/d.Mar. 15, 1927 Tombstone Miss Edith Seidl, 58, Dies at Local Orphanage Miss Edith Seidl, aged 58, who for a number of years, has made her home at the St. Mary’s Orphanage, died there last night and will be buried tomorrow at the Orphanage cemetery. Miss Seidl was employed by the Orphanage but has been in ill health for some time, the end coming peacefully last night. As far as can be determined no relatives survive. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, March 16, 1927   P. 2


SHEA: Nora Shea Tombstone


SIMON: Kilian Simon Tombstone REPORT OF THE COUNTY JUDGE ON INSANE PATIENTS… Killian Simon (sic), alleged insane. Hearing had on the 7th day of September, 1937 , and said Killian Simon was adjudged insane and committed to the Manitowoc County Insane Asylum at Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Physicians: Dr. W. C. Schmitz $.20, Dr. A. J. Shimek $4.20 Manitowoc Herald Times, January 17, 1938 P. 10


STENCIL: Mary Stencil/1879-1962 Tombstone Miss Mary Stencil, 83, resident of St. Mary Home, Manitowoc, died there Thursday morning.  Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Home Chapel, the Rev. Casimir Stec, O.F.M., officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Miss Stencil was born in Poland April 16, 1879, daughter of the late Michael and Pauline Wolski Stencil. She came to the United States as a young girl, settling atLorain, Ohio, and coming to Manitowoc 61 years ago where she became a resident ofSt. Mary Home. Surviving are a brother, Walter Stencil, of Lorain, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at St. Mary Home after 3 p.m. Friday. Arrangements were by Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, August 2, 1962   P. 17


STEPHENSON: Mother Charlotte Stephenson/1873-1956 Tombstone Mrs. Charlotte Stephenson, ?3, a resident of St. Mary Home, Manitowoc, died …(unreadable)…after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Home Chapel with the Rev. _______Stec, O.F.M. officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. The former Charlotte Gladzinski was born at La Salle, Ill., June 9, 1873, daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Kaplar Gladzinski. She came to Milwaukee with her parents where she was married in 1896? to Anton Stephenson. He died in 1905. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Dorothy Stephenson and Mrs. Gregory Ten Bruck of Milwaukee; four sons, Joseph of the state of Washington and Frank, Anthony and Alois of Milwaukee; two brothers, John of Chicago and Paul of Peoria, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Piknia of La Salle, Ill.; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The casket was removed from the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, where the body will lie in state at St. Mary Home until the hour of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 12, 1956 P. 13


SUCHODOLSKA: Mary Suchodolska Tombstone


TOCKA: Elzbieta Tocka Tombstone Henrietta Tocka Tombstone


TOMCZYK: Ignatious Tomczyk/1869-1953 Tombstone Ignac Tomcheck (sic), 84, of Manitowoc, a former Centerville resident, died Saturday evening at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. He has resided at the St. MaryHome for the Aged for 14 years. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Leschke Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 o’clock at the chapel of the St. Mary Home. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Tomchek (sic) was born in Centerville in 1869 and engaged in the carpenter trade before coming to Manitowoc. He never married and entered the St. Mary  Home inManitowoc in 1939. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Kate Kortas and Mrs. Rose Sitkewitz of Manitowoc, Mrs. Frances Mrotek of Centerville; and 34 nephews and nieces. The nephews include Frank Tomchek, captain of detectives and Lt. Clarence Tomchek of the Manitowoc Police Department, the Rev. Casimer Tomczyk of Pound, Wis., and the Rev. Joseph Tomczyk, of Flintville, Wis.  Friends may call at the funerl home where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, August 17, 1953   P. 17


ULIK: Bernard Ulik Tombstone REPORT OF THE COUNTY JUDGE ON TUBERCULAR PATIENTS… Bernard Ulik, resident of the City of Manitowoc, commited to Maple Crest Sanatorium on July 20th, 1923. A.J. Shimek, examining physician. ******** REPORT OF COUNTY JUDGE ON INSANE PATIENTS… Bernard Ulik, alleged insane. Hearing had Oct. 15, 1923 and said Bernard Ulik adjudged insane and committed to the Northern Hospital for the Insane. Physicians $11.00; Sheriff $21.56. Manitowoc Herald News, January 26, 1924 P. 11


WIRKUS: Weronika Wirkus Tombstone


WOLINSKA: Stella H. Wolinska/1884-1978 (May 8, 1884/Sept. 1978/SSDI) Tombstone Stella H. Wolinska, 94, a resident of the city of Manitowoc, died Sunday evening in St. Mary Home, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be 9 am Wednesday at St. Mary Home. The Rev. Crispian Nowakowski O.F.M., will officiate and burial will be in St. Mary Home Cemetery. Miss Wolinska was born May 8, 1884 in Ashton, Nebraska, daughter of the late Aston and Julianne Wolinska. Survivors include nieces, nephews and friends. Friends may call in Pfeffer Funeral Home 3 pm to 8 pm Tuesday where a prayer service will be at 7:30 pm. The casket will be moved to St. Mary Home at 8 am Wednesday, where the body will lie in state until the time of service. Manitowoc Herald Times - Mon. Sept. 25, 1978 - page 3


WUJEK: Maciej Wujek/Feb. 24, 1852/Dec. 20, 1944 Tombstone Majiec Wujek, a resident of the St. Mary’s Home for the Aged for the past 18 years, died there on Wednesday. He was 92 years of age.  Born February 24, 1852, in Germany, Mr. Wujek emigrated to America when he was 23, and settled on a farm at Weyerhauser, Wis.  The body is at the Pfeffer funeral home, and at 8 o’clock Friday morning will be taken to the St. Mary chapel for funeral services. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Mary Sibinski and Mrs. Helen Magda, both of Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Anna Anderson, St. Paul, and Mrs. Catherine Checkalski, Weyerhauser, Wis.; three sons, James and John Weyerhauser, and Joseph, Iron Mountain, Mich.; and one brother, Steve, Buffalo, New York. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, December 21, 1944   P. 2


ZUCHOWSKI: Catherine Zuchowski/Aug. 8, 1890/Sep. 8, 1962 Tombstone Miss Catherine E. Zuchowski, 72,  a resident of St. Mary Home, Manitowoc, died Saturday afternoon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, where she was a patient two days. Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Home Chapel, the Rev. Casmir Stec officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Home Cemetery. Miss Zuchowski was born Aug. 8, 1890, at Manistee, Mich., daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adalbert Zuchowski. She had been a resident of St. Mary  Home since 1906. The casket was moved from Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc to St. Mary  Homewhere the body will lie in state until the hour of service. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, September 10, 1962   P. 19