NACHTWAY, PETER son of Anton and Catharina Nachtway/b. Cooperstown/ d. 14 July 1877, Green Bay/age 16 yrs. 9 mo./buried Cooperstown
NACK, CHILD OF ERVIN The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Nack died Friday evening. Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church Sunday afternoon. Manitowoc Daily Herald, December 23, 1915 P. 4
NAGLE, MRS. From Der Nord Westen, 26 Sept. 1895: Death in Meeme on Mon. of 75 yr. old Mrs. Nagle, mother of John Nagle, the publisher of the "Pilot" here.
NASH, THERESIA Died in the city of Two Rivers June 17, 1888. Theresia, infant daughter of Wm. F. and Thersia Nash, aged 8 months and 18 days. (no stone existing) Manitowoc Co. Chronicle (Two Rivers), June 19, 1888 (NOTE: There is a Theresa Nash on a Nash stone in the Two Rivers Calvary cem. and her parents are in Two Rivers Pioneers' Rest cem. No proof it is the same Theresia as in this article.
NASS, MRS. From Der Nord Westen, 18 Feb. 1909: Former local resident Mrs. Nass has died in Wauwatosa. Her body was brought here for burial.
NASS, JOHANNA Pioneer Laid To Rest on Her 90th Birthday To be buried on her ninetieth birthday was the fate of Mrs. Johanna Nuss(sic) of Reedsville, the funeral being held in that village this afternoon with services at the Methodist church. Mrs. Nuss died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Albert Fischer, Saturday morning after an illness due to infirmities incident of old age. She was born in Germany and came to America many years ago. Her husband died a number of years ago and besides the niece she is survived by an adopted son who makes his home at Suamico. Manitowoc Herald News, Monday, March 16, 1925 P. 2 ******* (1870 Rockland census: Carl Nass age 40; wife Hanna age 35) (1900 Rockland census: Johanna Nass age 65/b.March 1835/living with Netting family) (1920 Reedsville census: Albert Fischer age 55; wife Bertha age 53; Leana age 18; boarder Johanna Nass age 84 widow)
NATE, JOSEPH Joseph Nate, pioneer resident of the Town of Franklin, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Louis Simmet, 1807 Western avenue, Sunday, at the age of seventy-one years, having been born February 27, 1849. He was never married. The funeral will take place from Urbanek & Wattawa's undertaking parlors tomorrow afternoon with interment at Cato. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. Tuesday, September 7, 1920 P. 1
NAUMAN, MARIA wife of Friedrick Nauman/d. 6 Feb. 1869/age 41 yrs. 20 da.
NAUMANN, BERTHA Dau. of Friedrich Naumann and Albertina Gnadt/d. 30 Oct. 1873/age 1 mo. 28 da./bur. Newton
NAUMANN, G., CHILD OF A little child of G. Naumann, a farmer of Newton, died last week and was buried on Tuesday. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, January 3, 1882 P. 1 ******** (Note: There is a Gottfried Neumann of that time period in cemetery #70, St. John Evangelical Lutheran church)
NAUMANN, LOUISE Louise Naumann died 2 January 1882 at age of 3 years, 8 days. (b. about 25 December 1878) (From the Trinity Lutheran church records, Liberty twp.)
NAVODA, MARY Death Fri. of 92-yr. old Mary Navoda, a patient in St. Mary's Hospital here. Der Nord Westen, 30 Aug. 1900 (County death index: NOVADA Mary/d.1900 Aug 24 v.6 p.280) ******* Mary Navada Wisconsin Deaths and Burials Name Mary Navada Gender Female Death Date 24 Aug 1900 Death Place Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin Age 92 Birth Date 1808 Birthplace Poland Race White Father's Name Nevada Father's Birthplace Poland
NEBEL, ANNA Mrs. Anna Nebel of Two Rivers died yesterday, aged 68. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, February 5, 1915 P.3 *Note: There is a Bertha Nebel in #89A who was buried in 1915. No other information.
NEDDEN GUSTAV Death notice from Der Nord Westen, 9 Nov. 1882 News was received that Gustav Nedden, a resident of Rapids, had drowned in Sprofhovel, in Westphalia. He had gone there to settle an estate matter. He leaves a wife and eight children.
NELSON, MRS. JAMES From Der Nord Westen, 25 Oct. 1906: Death in Mishicott Wednesday evening last week of 69-year old Mrs. James Nelson after being afflicted several years with eye cancer. The funeral was held Saturday.
NELSON, MRS. WILLIAM From Der Nord Westen, 11 Apr. 1907: Death last week in Town Kossuth after a short illness of Mrs. William Nelson, a young lady who had just been married a few weeks ago. The funeral was held Thursday.
NEMITZ, EMIL Zander news: Many people from here attended the funeral of Emil Nemitz, which was held at Tisch Mills. Manitowoc Herald News, April 14, 1927 p.8
NEUMANN, CHILD OF WOLFGANG From Der Nord Westen, 20 May 1897: Death Sat. morning of the 3-mo. old child of Town Manitowoc Rapids resident Wolfgang Neumann, of whooping cough.
NEUMANN, MRS. GOTTFRIED From Der Nord Westen, 14 May 1891: Death on Thurs. evening, 07 May in Town Newton, of Mrs. Neumann, wife of Mr. Gottfried Neumann. The deceased who had reached the age of 46 yrs. and 4 mos., died of pneumonia. She is survived by her husband and 10 children of whom 4 are stepchildren. The burial took place Sun. afternoon at the Lutheran Cemetery near Teitgen’s Place.
NEUMEYER, THERESA Theresa Neumeyer (Manitowoc) Single 1836-May 21, 1912 Daughter of Wolfgang Neumeyer and Katherine Dar [?] Born in Germany Died from "old age -paralysis" - died in Town of Eaton Buried at Clark's Mills Cemetery
NICOLAUS, HERMANN From Der Nord Westen, 4 Aug. 1881: Injured in the pail factory last Fri., died Sat. was 16 years old. He was from Two Rivers.
NIKOLAI, LENA Mrs. Peter Nikolai, 80, nee Lena Reif, last surviving child of Peter Reif, the first settler of Reifs Mills, died at her home in Dade City, Fla., yesterday. Mrs. Nikolai recently completed her 55th year as organist for the St. Augustine church at Reif Mills. Her husband preceded her in death about 18 years ago. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 8, 1946 P. 2
NIQUETTE, DAVID From Der Nord Westen, 10 Jan. 1901: (From the correspondent in Mishicott, 08 Jan.) Death Sun. afternoon about 3 p.m. of Mr. David Niquette, a brother of Messrs. Ed. and Jos. Niquette here. He was a former resident of Mishicott who moved to Sheboygan several years ago and was living in Racine for the past 6 or 7 mos. When he fell ill he returned to Mishicott. He was 32-yrs. old and leaves a wife and 4 brothers. The funeral will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Catholic Church. ******** David Niquette Name David Niquette Gender Male Burial Place Mishicot Death Date 06 Jan 1901 Death Place Michicot, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin Age 31 Birth Date 06 Nov 1869 Birthplace Mishicot, Wis. Occupation Laborer Race White Marital Status Married Spouse's Name Josephine Father's Name Collis Niquette Father's Birthplace Kanida Mother's Name Carrie Mother's Birthplace Belgium Wisconsin Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968
NIQUETTE, SELINA From Der Nord Westen, 02 Aug. 1894: (From the correspondent in Mishicott, 31 July) Death of Miss Selina Niquette, daughter of Collis Niquette, of galloping consumption. She was 17 yrs. 1 mo. of age. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery on 21 July. ******** Selma Nequette Or Neguette Wisconsin Deaths and Burials Name Selma Nequette Or Neguette Gender Female Burial Place Mishicot, Wisconsin Death Date 19 Jul 1894 Death Place Mishicot, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin Age 17 Birth Date 19 Oct 1897 Birthplace Mishicot, Wisconsin Race White Father's Name Callis Neguette Mother's Name Caroline Wisconsin Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968
NOE, DETL. From Der Nord Westen, 13 Nov. 1890: (From the correspondent in Kiel, 05 Nov.) Death of Detl. Roe (Noe?), an old settler of Schleswig who was born in Schleswig-Holstein. He died in the house of his brother Hans on Sat. noon, 01 Nov., at the age of 63. (This is put in Noe because I don't have the surname Roe.)
NOVACK, MATTHEW GREEN BAY MAN DIES HERE, A VICTIM OF FLU Matthew Novack, Sr., until a few years ago a resident of this city, later residing at Green Bay, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paul Kadow, yesterday, a victim of pneumonia resulting from Spanish influenza. Mr. Novack came here for a visit and was taken ill on Monday. He was 69 years of age and well known in the city. Eight children survive, his wife having passed away in 1913 at the age of 57 years. The funeral will be held from St. Mary’s church Monday morning. Manitowoc Herald News, Saturday, October 19, 1918, Page 3
NOVAK, CHILD OF FRANK From Der Nord Westen, 03 May 1900: Death yesterday morning of a small child of Frank Novak here of scarlet fever.
NOVAK, CHILD OF MR. From Der Nord Westen, 10 Aug. 1905: On Sat. diphtheria took the life of a 3-yr. old child of 20th St. resident Novak here.
NOVAK, MRS. FRANK Fiendish Fire A sickening accident occurred last week, on the so-called Polish Hill. The wife of one Frank Novak had died, and the corpse had been prepared for burial and placed in the coffin. During the night, the customary wake was observed, burning candles being placed around the coffin. The party, with the exception of the sorrowing husband, returned to an adjoining room, for rest. After a while, the husband fell into a gentle slumber, during which, one of the candles, which was burning rather low, set fire to the ornaments of the coffin. This soon extended to the shroud, and when the husband awoke, he was horror struck at the sight. A part of the coffin and corpse had been reduced to ashes by the fiendish flames. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times Tuesday, January 9, 1883 pg. 1
NOVAK, JOHN From Der Nord Westen, 14 Apr. 1904: (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 11 Apr.) A young man by the name of John Novak, who was employed in Eggers' factory, fell into the river near Goodrich's dock Mon. morning and drowned. Novak, who had come here from Manitowoc, had friends from Manitowoc visit him on Sun. and went into the city with them. Naturally they had a few drinks and apparently Novak had too much because he was found sleeping in front of Niquette's store at 2 a.m. He must have awakened later and on the way home in the darkness, accidentally fell into the river. The watchman from the life saving station heard the splash and immediately got some men and went to the river. After searching for about an hour the body was pulled from the water. The drowned man was 18 yrs. old and the son of Manitowoc resident Frank Novak. The required coroner's inquest was held and the jury returned a verdict of accidental drowning. The body was sent to Manitowoc on Tues. for burial.
NOVAK, PAUL a.k.a Vaclav Cihak BELIEVE MAN DELIBERATELY CHOSE DEATH UNDER TRAIN Aged Man Is Run Down At Junction at Noon Did Paul Novak, aged wayfarer, killed by a North Western train at Two Rivers Junction shortly before noon today, deliberately choose death? Trainmen believe that he did and in support of their belief cite the testimony of Engineer John Watson who says that Novak, walking on the tracks, heard the signal of the approaching train, turned around about, and then continued walking the tracks, making no attempt to get out of danger. Novak, who appears a man of 65 years of age, was killed by the North Western train which arrives here from Green Bay at 11:30 as he was walking the tracks near the Junction. The man’s death is believed to have been instantaneous and the body was brought to the station here by the train crew. Sister identifies man. Identity of the dead man was established by letters found on the person. These were written by a sister, Mrs. Peters of 815 Collingwood avenue, Baltimore, Md. In one of the letters the writer urged Novak to come to Baltimore, assuring him of a home for the balance of his days and it is possible he had started on the long trip East when he met death here. One of the letters was written in Bohemian and one in Polish. The train was in charge of Conductor Morris, of Green Bay and John Watson of this city was the engineer. According to a statement by Mr. Watson, Novak turned and looked at the train when signaled to get off the track and the deliberately continued on his way with no efforts to leave the tracks. District Atty. Brady and Coroner Kemper were summoned and secured the facts of the accident. Members of the train crew were to be questioned later this afternoon. It is not probable that an inquest will be held. Novak had no money but carried a small sack of coffee, a bar of soap and other supplies which indicated that he was tramping it. A message has been dispatched to the address given in the letters on the body. Manitowoc Herald News, September 23, 1921 P. 1 ********* IDENTITY OF TRAIN VICTIM IS ESTABLISHED Identity of the man killed by a Northwestern train at Two Rivers Junction yesterday, believed to have been Paul Novak, has been established by messages from Mrs. Peters of Westminster, Md., a sister, notified by the police of the tragedy. In a telegram asking particulars of the accident, Mrs. Peters says the dead man’s right name is Vaclav Cihak, but gives no further information. Mrs. Peters, whose name was found in letters on the person of the dead man, had been asked what disposition should be made of the body, but she gave no instructions in her message. The body will be held a few days pending further word after she has been advised of details of the accident. Manitowoc Herald News, September 24, 1921 P. 9 ******* TRAIN VICTIM BURIED HERE POTTER FIELD Chief of Police Anton Trochlell is in receipt of a telegram from Mrs. Mary Peters, Westminster, Md., stating that she has not funds with which to meet the expense of the shipment of the body of Valca (sic) Cihak, killed by a Northwestern train here Friday, and asking that burial be made here at the expense of the county. Mrs. Peter (sic) says that she may claim the body later if conditions permit. The burial was made today with interment at Potter’s field. Manitowoc Herald News, September 26, 1921 P. 1 *********** (Called the Evergreen cemetery and they have no record of either name) This has been cross listed as Vaclav Cihak
NOVAK, SON OF MATHIAS From Der Nord Westen, 21 Jan. 1897: A little son of Manitowoc resident Mathias Novak, died Sun. evening and was buried Tues.
NOVERATZKY, CATHERINE THE NEWTON MURDER. There are no new developments in the Newton murder case. Morris who is under arrest to answer for the crime was admitted to bail by Judge Smart in the sum of $4000. His examination is set for next Saturday. The relation of the wonderful dicoveries made by a detective, and published in the Sentinel created only amusement here as the so-called discoveries were all known to the public before the detective was heard of. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, October 27, 1885 P.3 ********* THE NEWTON MURDER. Morris the young man under arrest for the murder of Catherine Noveratzky at Newton was brought up for examination before Judge Smart on Saturday last, but the examination was continued until to-morrow (sic). It is claimed that strong influences are being brought to bear to shield Morris whether guilty or not. We trust that this is not true. If true, we hope that they will be unsuccessful. Mr. Morris is entitled to every presumption of his innocence until he is proved guilty, but those presumptions do not extend so far as to suppress evidence that may seem to bear against him. The public is entitled to the fullest investigation of this matter and it should neither be delayed nor hindered in any way. If the party under arrest is innocent, he should court the fullest and most searching investigation so that the cloud which such a charge necessarily created upon his character may be removed, and also that the investigation may be turned in another direction, and the real murderer discovered. Casting reproach upon the memory of the dead girl will not justify murder. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, November 3, 1885 P.4 ********** THE MURDER CASE. On Wednesday last the examination of William Morris charged with the murder of Catherine Noverafsky was begun before Judge Smart. By order of the court all witnesses were excluded from the court room during the examinatione except while on the stand. P.J. Pierce was first sworn on behalf of state who testified: I was at Dills house yesterday and on the 12th of October last, the day after the murder. I made measurments (sic) and drafted a plat of the scene of the murder (witness explained the plat). The house of Dill is a large upright, with an L used as a kitchen. On the north side of the kitchen is a window with a glass broken in the lower sash. Noticed discoloration of dark color on the sash. Cross Examination-Witness described the distances measured fully and says: When I went out on the 12th of Oct. was not in the employ of anyone. I expected a reward might be offered by the sheriff and thought I would work the matter up. S.J. Crocker sworn on behalf of state. I live in Newton near the Dill farm, have cheese factory and reside in upper story. My wife lives with me. The cheese factory is at the foot of the hill. Dills house is on the top about 10 rods distant. I know Mrs. Dill and Noverafzky girl that lived at Dills. I was at home on the 11th of Oct. in the evening, did not hear any report of a gun that evening. The first I knew of the murder was when Mr. Dill and wife and child came to my door at 20 minutes to 8. Dill came in and stayed 15 to 25 minutes. Dill went away alone. I was sick and did not go with him. I keep railroad time. Dill came back again. I did not go to the scene of the murder. Cross Ex.-On the Eve of Oct. 11th, my wife had not gone to bed before Dill came there. I had been reading aloud. I did not think it necessary to go up there, I did not want to leave my wife alone. The news of the murder affected me, made me feel faint. There was nothing in the character of the deceased woman that me feel reluctant to go up there that night. I don't remember at what time Dill came there again. It has been my custom to keep R.R. time. I did my work Monday and every day since. Did not go to see the corpse. There was nothing about the place that prevented me from going. I don't know personally anything about the girl's character. I have heard the speech of people according to that it was bad. As to the place I don't know much. The only thing about the place was that such a girl was there. I don't know how long she has been there. Nettie Crocker-sworn for the state: I am the wife of S.J. Crocker. I was at home on the night the girl was killed at Dill's. My husband was at home. It was 10 minutes to 8, when Dill came to our house. I looked at the clock and told my husband to ask who was there. It was 10 or 15 minutes past 8 when he left. He went away alone. Cross Ex-The reason I know what time Dill left is, Mrs. Dill asked what time her husband left as she thought the time long. I looked at the clock when he went down stairs. I was clearing the papers on the floor when Dill came. I had not heard any previous noise like the report of a gun. I don't know what time it was when Dill returned. I did not go up to Dill's that night have not been since, and for a long time before I did not call there. I did not attend the funeral. Never had any trouble with Mrs. Dill. Fred. Dill sworn as a witness on the part of the state says: I know William Morris, have known him 15 or 16 years. He is my nearest neighbor on the road to town. My family consists of wife, and child aged 3 months. A polish girl named Catherine Noveratsky worked for me she had worked for me two years. She lived with her sister before she came to me. I was at my fathers in the afternoon of Oct. 11th with my wife, daughter. When we got home the girl was there. Her sisters daughter about 11 years of age was with her. It was about 5 in the afternoon. I did the chores, the girl helped me milk the cows. We went into the house. The girl made coffee and we all ate supper together in the kitchen. After supper we all sat in the same place; and the hired girl was cleaning the table when the shot fell. She had a pan under her left arm with cups in when she fell. She was at East end of the table 2 or 3 feet from window looking West when shot. The first thing I heard was the rattling of glass and the shot. I did not know the girl was shot. The glass flew all over the room and there was powder smoke in the room. There was blinds on windows where the shot came from but they were not shut. I ran right into another room after the shot and shut the door. My wife said where is the girl? I had the door nearly shut. Court adjourned until Nov. 5th. Examination resumed. When my wife said where is the girl then I looked back in the kitchen and saw the girl on the floor. Then I shut the door. Then all four of us, went into the parlor and stopped there 10 to 15 munutes. Then we went over to the cheese makers sat down for a while and told him about it. Then went to Enos Schnell's. He was in bed. He dressed and I told him about it. He went over to Stewarts and came back with James Stewart. They went to Stephenson's. When they got back we all went over to my house. We found the girl lying on the floor in the kitchen near the table. She was dead. William Morris came sometimes to see the girl. They went out together last June, they went fishing they said. It was in the evening Morris came after that once or twice I guess. Cross Ex.-The girl came to county in Aug. 1883 and went to live at brother-in- law's. She was with me until she was shot. I came home Sunday evening about 5 o'clock. The girl there. Her sisters daughter was there too. It was not dark when I got home. I took care of horses. The girl went for the cows and we did the milking. Don't know how long it took to milk. It was just dark when we got done. I went in a couple minutes before the girl. She got the supper when she came in. She was about 10 minutes getting it. The table was in the north west corner of the kitchen. We were 10 or 15 minutes at supper. After we got through eating we talked German. We sat at the same places, we sat before. The girl was picking up the dishes. She worked while talking. The girl was close up to the table picking up dishes when shot. The light was on the table. I found no marks of shot on the wall. There were marks of glass driven into the pantry door. When I heard that shot I ran into the sitting room. I looked into the kitchen and saw the girl lying there. Then I knew the girl was shot. I went in there because I was spared. We did not stop in the sitting room ????, we went into the parlor. We had no light in the sitting or parlor room. We stopped in the parlor until the scare was over, 10 or 15 minutes. After staying in the parlor we went to the cheese makers. Wm. Morris had been in the habit of coming to see the girl. Dan Gallagher was there last May. Don't remember if he was there after that. My brother was at our house a couple of times in May or April he stayed all night. They fished there in March and April and again in June. Did not think anything wrong about the girl fishing with Morris. Don't think I or my wife urged Morris to go fishing with her. Nov. 6th. Cross Ex-resumed. The night the girl was shot the light was on the table. There was powder smoke in the room after the shot I could tell it by the smell. When I came back from Schnell's, Shchnell, James Stewart, Gordon Stevenson and Enos Scheil's wife were with me. I found the tables and chairs just as I left them. The light was still burning. Morris was at our house a couple of times in the summer and in harvest. Morris came to my house in the day time and evening too. We were frequently gone and left the girl alone. When I came back from Schnell's I found the chimney broke, did not look for the pieces. I did not know the girl was shot until after I got into the sitting room. I did not see the girl fall. When I got back from Schnell's we did not look for anything. We found the girl on the floor a pan under her arm and teacup in the pan. There was glass around on the floor. The girl was there too there was blood on the floor. I did not look particular what was there. Myself and wife would be gone sometimes all night and leave the girl in charge. When I was gone I never thought about young men coming to visit the girl. (Mr. Mika was sworn as interpreter.) The girl sleps (sic) up stairs, don't know if there was a lock on the door or not. Have kept one or two travelers. Adjourned from noon till 2 P.M. Witness contisues (sic). I told my wife what I had been testifying to, not all. I could not tell her all. I told her what you asked me when the shot fell. The girl washed the dishes on the table where we ate supper the night she was shot. When I came back with Schnell some of the dishes were on the table and some were off. There were some dishes as were not washed. Enos Schnell sworn as witnes say: I was at home on the 11th of Oct. in evening. Dill came to my windows and rapped. I got up quick and opened the door. I had a lamp and saw he was chalk white. It was a dark night, no moon. He asked me to walk up with him. I said no, I am going to get James Stewart. I started for Stewarts and told Jim to come along as Dill's girl was shot. We went to Gordon Stevenson's and got him and then to my place then to Dills's (sic). I opened the kitchen door. All four of us went in. I swung the lantern around saw the deceased. Her feet was under the table. I did not smell powder. Did not look for gun wads. I quenched the the light. The lamp was on the table, there was no chimney, the pieces were lying around. The girl was dead when we got there. We did not examine the premises outside. I took a sheet off a clothes horse and stopped up the window. We then left the house and went to O'Neil's. Gordon Stevenson went home. O'Neil came over and started an inquest. Dr. F.S. Luhman sworn says: I am a Physician and surgeon. I was at the house of Dill on Oct. 12th last. Made a post mortem examination on the body of Catherine Norvoratsky (sic). I found an opening behind the right ear that would admit three fingers easily. It was lacerated and around the opening were smaller ones; about the size of a small shot; on removing the cranium and opening the brain I found a number of lead slugs had penetrated the substance of the brain. Those pieces of lead being of a regular shape. The shot had not penetrated the bone of the other side from its entrance. The brain substance was destroyed to a considerable extent and ?edzed from the wound. (The Dr. futher testified to conditions of pregnancy and continued.) I got there the same time District Attorney did. The body was on chairs in the front room. The room had been cleaned up. I examined the dark spot on the sash. I picked out some pieces of lead. From the nature of the wound, death was instantaneous. Cross Ex-I did not count the shot I extracted. I weighed them but I cannot tell how much they weighed. Made no memorandum. Hearing adjourned until until (sic) Nov. 9th. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, November 10, 1885 P.3 ************* The Newton murder case is a mystery, it is not best to have any fixed opinions on the matter. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, November 10, 1885 P.3 ******** The hearing in the Morris murder trial has been adjourned on request of the defendant's counsel until Friday next. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, November 17, 1885 P.4 ******** THE NEWTON MURDER. The examination of William Morris charged with the Newton murder goes slowly on. The prosecution are closing around the accused with a mass of circumstantial evidence which he must explain satisfactorily or he will undoubtedly be held to trial for the crime. We continue to publish this week a synopsis of the evidence which is quite full enough to enable our readers to judge of the examination. Much of the testimony is utterly unfit for publication and if the defense expected affirmative answers to many of the questions asked, a state of moral rottenness is disclosed among the young men of that neighborhood which causes surprise and disgust. From the condition of affairs testified to and implied in the questions asked on cross examination, the step from the lower crimes to that of murder was short. The positive testimony so far on these matters is less shocking than the questions asked imply; for the sake of the reputation of our people we are glad this is so. The course of Judge Smart on this examination is worthy of praise. He has allowed great latitude, in admitting testimony but has been extremely careful to guard the rights of the prisoner. If he has erred at all it has been in favor of defendant's rights. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, November 17, 1885 P.4 ********** THE NEWTON MURDER CASE. ABSTRACT OF THE TESTIMONY. Continued from last week. Mrs. Julius Schneider sworn, says: I went with my husband to Schneider's on that Sunday, then in about 3/4 of an hour after to Walterbach's. It struck seven, just as I got into Schneider's. I counted it, I can't just tell how long we stayed at Walterbach's. I saw a buggy with a white horse pass us just south of Walterbuch's. Cross Ex.-It was between Walterbach's and the blacksmith shop the white horse passed me. It was just dark when we left home. I heard the clock strike after I got into the house at Schneider's. Did not hear the clock strike again while I was there. I did not look at the clock at Walterbach's, was at Walterbach's about 20 minutes. The lamps were lit. Mrs. Elizabeth Walterbach recalled says: I was at home on the evening Dill's girl was murdered. Mrs. O'Conners was there about 7 o'clock. She talked about the time and told me to hurry up. Julius Schneider and she came almost together. I know the rig Wm. Morris drives. It is a covered rig and white horse. I saw it that night. I was standing on the porch, had the light in the window for my son-in-law to go off when I saw his rig go south drove pretty lively. As near as I can tell it was a quarter past 8. It might be more but not much. Cross Ex.- Julius got to our house at little after 7. I looked at the clock when Mrs. O'Conners came in. She staid abeut (sic) 3/4 of an hour. Mrs. Schneider came before Mrs. O'Conner went away. I remember that Dave Stewart was there. He stopped a little while. Mrs. O'Conners left the first. She left a quarter before 8. Hearing adjourned to Nov. 20 1885 at 9 a.m. On Nov. 20th examination resumed. Mrs. Mary Connors (sic) sworn says: I know Wm. Morris, I know his horse and buggy. It is a white horse and covered rig. I live 2 miles from Wm. Morris and 4 miles from Walterbach's. I was at Walterbach's on the evening the murder occured. It was seven o'clock when I got there, two boys were with me. I did some trading. Started home about a quarter to 8. I met a rig I took to be Dave Stewart's near Lynch's. I met another between Dorsey's and Stevensen's; a white horse and covered rig. It was very close before I saw it. The horse rushed past before I could turn out. William Morris was in the rig. It was about 8 o'clock I met the last rig. Cross Ex.- Was not at church that Sunday. It was dark when I started to Walterbach's. I drove rapidly as I did not want to be out late. Saw Mrs. Schneider in the store. She came about 5 minutes before I left. Mrs. Walterbach waited on me. I met the first team at Cary's near Lynch's, about a mile from Walterbach's. I met no other team till I met this white horse. Went into Geo. Garreys about 10 minutes on my way home. It might have been 5 minutes after eight when I got there. Albert Schneider sworn says: I know defendant Morris. I ring the bell for church at Meeme. Have two clocks and a watch, keep R.R. time. I know Billy Morris' horse and rig. I was at Mr. Herr's the night of murder. Assisted in tending bar up stairs first and then down stairs. It was half past 8 when I came down stairs. Saw Billy Morris and Dave Stewart when I came down. I waited on them at the bar. Cross Ex.- I was not downstairs when Morris came in. Don't know just when he came. I gave him some pop. It is my best judgment it was about half past 8. Could not swear to it. I went up stairs at 6 and my best judgemenis I staid (sic) about 2 1/2 hours. Anthony Morris sworn; (The witness was first cautioned by the court that he would not be compelled to answer any questions which would criminate himself, and testified) I know defendant. Know the Dill folks. Knew Catherine Noveratsky in her lifetime. Was at Hutchings on the evening of the murder and was standing by the pump when the shot fell. Heard a shot fired in the direction of Dills. Think was 15 or 20 minutes to 8 when the shot was fired. I went out to the road for a little while. Heard something sound like a wagon come from the other side of that small bridge on the Green Bay road a little this side of Wm. Morris' place. It turned south at Judges. From the time I heard the shot till I heard the rig was 5 or 10 minutes. I have been visiting at Dills at different times. William Morris, Dave Stewart, Dan Gallacher (sic) and others have been there. Cross Examined. The cross examination was confined to the relations of the murdered girl with a number of young men in the neighborhood including the defendant and witness himself. Witness declined to answer many of the questions on the ground that it would criminate him. On Nov. 21st examined resumed and cross examination continued. It was after 6 o'clock when I went to Hutching's that night. I, Dan and Jim Gallagher, Rose and Katie Gallagher my sister and John Goldie were all out of doors talking by the pump. I heard the shot before I went to the road. I think it was 20 minutes to 8. Cannot prove it was just that time. Don't think there was any moon that night. When the horse turned south I stood about 20 rods from the corner; could have seen him if it had been light. Don't know if we could have seen it if it had been white, for it was pretty dark. I should judge the horse was trotting when it went around the corner. I can fix on 4 times William Morris was at Dills with me. Mrs. Helen Schneider sworn says: I am the wife of Albert Schneider. Have heard about the murder of the girl at Dills. I was home the evening it was done. Julius Schneiders wife and mother visited there about an hour and then went away about a quarter to 8. I wound up the clock at 8 and they had been gone a quarter of an hour. Cross Ex.- It was half past six when they came. It might have been 10 minutes more or less than an hour they stayed. Don't knwow how our clocks compared with Mr. Walterbach's but there is never more than 2 or 3 minutes difference. Michale (sic) Herr sworn says: I live in Meeme. Had a public dance the night the girl was murdered. I know Dave Stewart and Mike Lynch. They were at my place on that night. I saw them when they came in, that was about 9 o'clock, a little before or so. At that time the women commenced setting the table for supper. My daughter thought it too early and I looked at the clock. I don't remember exactly but it was a few minutes before or after 9 o'clock. Cross Examined.- I saw them first when they came into the house. Did not sell them anything to drink I know of. I looked at the clock maybe 2 minutes before I saw them. I cannot say for sure but my best judgment is that it was a few minutes after 9 when I looked. My clock keeps good time, pretty close with the church bell. Can't tell how my time compares with R.R., the Fall. I was tending bar alone when Stewart and Lynch came in. When I was in the store or cellar, Albert would tend bar. I don't know if Morris came in with Stewart and Lynch or not. I did not know Morris I can't swear that those young men did not come 3/4 of an hour before and then go out again. Some of the agents would come to my house sometimes and compare time with clock. Examination adjourned to Nov. 23, at 9 o'clock. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, November 24, 1885 P.2 ********** MURDER CASE. We continue the testimony in the murder examination. Sheriff Murphy yesterday testified to examining the gun of defendant and finding the tube blackened as if lately fired and to admission of defendant that he expected arrest. An important piece of testimoy developed yesterday was the fact that the dog of Dill shot by Morris some time ago was dug up and the shot with which he had been killed extracted and compared with those taken from the girl's head. Mr. Berhardt who gave this testimony saying they were alike. While these proceedings are pending it is entirely improper to express or even form any opinion on the matter, we shall give contination (sic) of the testimony next week. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, November 24, 1885 P.3 ******** THE NEWTON MURDER CASE. ABSTRACT OF THE TESTIMONY. Continued from last week. M.H. Murphy sworn says: I am Sheriff of Manitowoc Co. I heard of this murder on the day after, about 10 o'clock. I started out and got there after two, examined the premises. I attended the inquest on Tuesday. I called on defendant Tuesday afternoon. He made the remark that he expected me after him. I asked him why? He said from the talk that was going around, I said I only had a subpoena for him that they were holding an inquest and told him where to go and when. Asked him if he had a gun, said he had an old musket. Asked if he had any objection to letting me see it, said he had not and said "I expected you fellows after it." He handed me the gun, I asked if it was loaded he said no. (Gun examined by Court.) I examined the gun. He said it was the gun he shot Dill's dog with said it had not been fired since that time, I looked at the nipple or tube and said it looked as if it had been fired lately. He then corrected himself and said it had been fired about the time the threshers came around. The tube looked all black and fresh. There was no rust around the tube then. I examined the gun again Oct. 23 it looked rusty then as it does now. Cross Ex: When I went to Morris on the 13th I was in search of evidence. I had heard Morris's name mentioned in connection with the murder. Did not inquire for powder and shot but he told me he had none. He said he expected me after him, I served a subpoena on him, I asked him why he expected me after him. He said from the talk going around, I smelled the muzzle of the gun but smeled (sic) no powder, I examined the gun, no I could recognize it. The defendant said he fired the gun off before the threshers came as he was afraid the boys would fool with it. He said he reloaded the gun after he shot Dill's dog but did not have to use second charge that he put in all the shot he had. R. McGuire sworn says: I am a constable, I went with Mr. Walker to Dill's place; saw, and talked with Deft. there. He said if he went on the stand he would have to tell something that would give the boys away. Did not want to as it would be a dirty mess. He said he asked the girl why she did not put it on some of the rest of the boys and not on him. He said she told him because he had plenty of land, money and a horse and buggy and the rest of the boys were poor. Cross Ex: This was at O'Niel's, Morris began the conversation. Don't think he knew who I was. Henry Eberhardt sworn says: Dill's wife is my daughter, I was there on Monday after the murder. I saw the shot taken out of the girls head. The Dr. said it was better to save the shot. I put it in a paper till I gave it to Mr. Pierce. I know Dill's dog that was killed, I was present when it was dug up and took it to Manitowoc. Dr. Luhman examined it and took the shot out. I saw him. Dr. Luhman took the shot with him. Cross Ex.: We got all the shot our of the dog we could find. It seems to me the shot were the same size as those that came out of the girl's head. Some of them were flat. I did not have any of the shots taken from the girl's head. I had given them to Pierce before. The Dist. Atty. told me to dig up the dog. I never thought about it till he told me. Hearing adjourned to Nov. 24, 1885 at 9 a.m. Dr. Luhman recalled says: I have testified that I made a post mortem examination of the girl. I examined the dog brought to me by Mr. Eberhardt, opened the skin of the dog and took out a number of the shot. Have compared them with the shot taken from the girl's head. Put them in an apothecary's balance and found they weighed nearly alike. Cross Ex.: I did not mark the shot I took from the girl's head so I could identify it. I received it afterwards from Eberhardt, I took the shot from the dog in Eberhardt's barn. I washed both lots of shot before I weighed them. On the balances I used you can determine the one hundreth part of a grain. There were about a dozen shots taken from the girl's head. We picked out shots the same size as near as possible from each package. Anton Buerstatte sworn says: I live in this city, I am a gunsmith. (Witness shown gun exhibited in court.) I recognize that gun, saw it about two weeks after the occurrence for which this examination was held. Mr. Pierce brought it to me. I examined it and found grain and paper wad in it, found this by taking out the breech pin, over the breech pin was a quantity of oats and over that the wad. They came out in mass, in a lump together. There were trace of burnt powder dust on the wad which was black. The condition of barrel was clean but a trifle rusty. The outside was clean around the nipple. Cross Ex.: The wad was dirty, the dirt was burned powder. Did not seperate the wad from the grain. Did not unroll the wad left in in exactly the same form as it came from the gun and gave it to Pierce. There was no color of rust on the roll, I looked for that. Nov. 35, (sic) 9 a.m. cross examination of A. Buerstatte resumed. I noticed, the wad was moist when taken out. It had no definite shape. There was rust patch esin (sic) the barrel. When a gun is discharged moisture is one of the results. (A great many hypothetical questions were asked to test witness knowledge of firearms.) Eya Sysmanka sworn says: I am coming 12 years of age, do not know the nature of an oath. Live on Green Bay road, I was at Dill's house the night my aunt was killed. I had supper at Dill's, Dill and his wife, myself and aunty ate supper, we were all talking and aunty was laughing. Aunty was cleaning up the dishes. (Witness described how they all sat around the table.) When my aunt was shot we were all in the room. When the shot fell we all ran into the other room, and aftewards ran over to the cheese factory. Cross Ex. I go to English school. I read and write and spell. I cannot talk much English. I have known Billy Morris 2 years. Aunty asked me to stay with her the night she was killed. On the road we met the two Gallaghers and the boy who worked for Bill Morris. When we got to Dill's aunt lighted a fire, I went for the cows. Dill and aunt milked the cows. Fred Dill smoked and talked while aunt was getting supper. Don't know who got through eating supper first. We sat and talked after. I could see Dill where I sat, I was looking straight at Mrs. Dill when the shot fell, when we were in the other room Dill looked in and said "Catherine is dead," Oh, Jesus, who shot her?" those are the very first words that were spoken. After we went into the front room Dill looked out of the window and said "I don't see anybody." When the shot fell Mrs. Dill jumped up and took hold of my dress and said to me "go fast", they might shoot once more." I stayed at Crockers's that night. Went up to Dill's next morning, Catherine was lying on the floor. Thos. O'Niel was there, Mrs. Dill was telling how the thing happened. Mrs. Dill told me that they were trying to say Dill killed aunty. I say no. That is not true, Dill was in the room. Don't know any other time I spoke with Mrs. Dill. She did not ask me what I would tell in court. Hearing adjourned to Nov. 28th at 9 a.m. at which time hearing was called. All parties present. The state rests its case. Defendant's counsel moves to have defendant discharged for the reason that no evidence was before the court sufficient to warrant holding him for trial, for the crime of which he stands charged. The motion was argued by L.J. Nash and Judge Kirwan for the prisoner and Dist. Atty. Walker and C.E. Estabrook for the State. The motion was denied by Judge Smart and the prisoner's counsel then stated that they would not offer testimony and as the decision of the motion was in effect a holding of the prisoner for trial they would give bail for his appearance but asked a further adjournment until next Thursday to decide on the course they would adopt which was granted. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, December 1, 1885 P.4 ********* THE NEWTON MURDER. The examination in the above case is practically ended. On Saturday morning the state closed its testimony. After consultation the defense stated that while they had not fully decided on their course they would probably not introduce any testimony and as the Judge denied the motion to discharge the prisoner, would offer bail for his appearance at the Circuit court for trial. The question of bail was informally argued before Judge Smart his honor stating he desired all the light prossible as to what was proper bail under the circumstances. The Dist. Atty. claimed the $10,000 was not too high and under no circumstances should it be less the $8000. The Attorney for Deft. argued that $4000 was ample under the circumstances and that the amount already given should not be raised. Judge Smart reserved his decision and adjourned the examinationuntil next Thursday. We again caution our readers to reserve their opinions on the matter. The holding of Morris to trial does not destroy the presumption of his innocence. It is simply a decision that enough of evidence has been produced to create a probability that he committed the crime and to justify holding himf or trial. Remember that only one side of the case has been heard. The strictures that have been made on the court and on the counsel for the prosecution in some quarters are wholly unjust and uncalled for. The evidence in the matter is entirely circumstantial and had to be collected and sifted with great care. By far the greatest amount of time was consumed by the defense in its persistent long drawn out and searching cross examination of witnesses. In this Judge Smart permitted the widest latitude. Had he not done so he would have been charged with abridging the prisoners right to satisfy public clamor. As it is we believe the public will be satisfied that he has done his full duty. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, December 1, 1885 P.5 ******** There has been a run on the Lake Shore Times office for copies of the testimony in the Morris case. We were only able to furnish a limited number. The best way is to put your name on our subscription list and if anything of public interest transpires you will be sure to know it. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, December 8, 1885 P.4 ********* THE NEWTON MURDER. Pursuant to adjournment the above matter was called before Judge Smart on Friday last. The counsel for the prisoner stated that they would not give any evidence for the defense, and as the Judge had already indicated that his opinion was that there was sufficient evidence to bind the prisoner over for trial at the term of the Circuit Court, they would give bail. The amount of bail required was fixed at five thousand dollars which was given, Messrs. James Taugher, Anthony Taugher, Thomas Taugher, Michael Gallagher and Patrick Hoben signing the bail bond with the prisoner. In our opinion the bail bond is too low and the precedent furnished for future cases is a bad one. In fixing the amount of bail the county Judge was probably influenced by the fact that the same amount was required in the Hogan murder case by the circuit Court some years ago which was the only precedent cited to govern his action. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, December 8, 1885 P.4
NOVOTNY, AEMELIUS Son of Alois Novotny and Anna Reindl/b. 28 May 1876, Kossuth/d. 11 May 1877, Kossuth/buried Tn. Franklin
NUSHARDT, JOSEPH Jos. Nushardt a young married man whose home was on Washington St. died Wednesday of consumption from which he had been ill a long time. He leaves a wife and three children. He was buried Saturday morning in Evergreen cemetery. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, July 14, 1885 P.2 ******** (1880 Manitowoc ward 1 census Washington street: Joseph Nushard age 30; wife Mary age 20; Joseph age 2; John age 4) ******** Joseph Nushardt Name Joseph Nushardt Event Type Death Event Date 1885 Event Place Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Gender Male Age 36 Marital Status Unknown Race white Birth Year (Estimated) 1849 Burial Place Manitowoc, Wis. Cemetery Catholic Cemetery Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907
NUTESON, NUTE An old man named Nute Nuteson was shot dead in the Town of Eaton on Monday last, by a neighbor. The two were out hunting together ??? ??? ?????? shortly after which Nuteson's companion saw something which he mistook for a deer and levelling (sic) his piece, he fired, the ball passing through the head of the old man killing him instantly. Manitowoc Tribune, Manitowoc, Wis. Wednesday, February 28, 1855 P. 5
OBITZ, IDA From Der Nord Westen, 29 Sept. 1892: (From the correspondent in Mishicott, 26 Sept.) Death on the 16th in Town Gibson of Mrs. Ida Obitz at age 27 yrs. 1 week. She was the sister-in-law of Gustav Kraus of Town Gibson and lived most recently in Port Washington. Because of her illness she had been living with her sister. She is survived by her husband and 2 small children. Burial was Sun. before last in the little cemetery near Rudolph Wascher's place. (NOTE: The Wascher surname is in #64 Maack cemetery which is in Mishicot township, so Ida may be there)
O'BRIEN, PATRICK From Der Nord Westen, 06 Feb. 1908: Patrick O'Brien, a former resident of Town Cato, was killed recently in a railway collision in West Virginia. Details were not provided. The body was brought to Cato for burial.
O'BRIEN, THOMAS From Der Nord Westen, 15 Oct. 1903: 40-yr. old Thomas O'Brien, a former resident of Cooperstown, died Mon. in Ashland and was buried in Maple Grove yesterday. (Note: Probably #55) ******** Thomas Obrien Name Thomas Obrien Event Type Death Event Date 1903 Event Place Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin Residence Place Ashland, Wis. Gender Male Age 41 Marital Status Single Race White Occupation Laborer Birth Year (Estimated) 1862 Birthplace Wis. Burial Place Grimes, Wis. Father's Name Dennis Father's Birthplace Ireland Mother's Name Anna Mother's Birthplace Ireland Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907
O'CONNOR, MICHAEL From Der Nord Westen, 17 Nov. 1904: Death Sat. evening, following a long illness, of 68-yr. old Michael O’Connor, a resident of Manitowoc for many years. He leaves a widow and 8 children. The funeral was held yesterday morning from Sacred Heart Church. (Possibly in cemetery #43, but there are no dates at the entry)
O'CONNOR, MRS. MICHAEL From Der Nord Westen, 14 Oct. 1909: Death yesterday morning here of Mrs. Michael O’Connor at age 73 following a long illness.
O'CONNOR, P. From Der Nord Westen, 16 Feb. 1893: (From the correspondent in St. Nazianz, 03 Feb.) The body of P. O'Connor of Schleswig, was buried yesterday.
OEHRLE, MRS. JACOB From Der Nord Westen, 06 Oct. 1904: Death in Meeme on Wed. last week of Mrs. Jacob F. Oehrle of old age debility. Mrs. Oehrle was born 15 Jan 1831 in Caunstadt, Wuerttemberg and came to America with her husband. He preceded her in death 15 yrs. ago. She is survived by 4 sons and 2 daughters. The funeral was held Saturday.
OELHOFF, FEMALE From Der Nord Westen, 24 Jan. 1889: On the 15th a sister of Wilhelm Oelhoff (name not given) died in Town Schleswig. (Note: Probably in #85)
OESTREICH, WILHELM From Der Nord Westen, 03 Nov. 1892: Death by drowning last Thurs. of Wilhelm Oestreich of Neshoto while fishing in the Neshoto River. Burial was Sunday.
OESTREICHSEN, AUGUST From Der Nord Westen, 12 Nov. 1908: August Oestereichsen (sic, should be Oestreich?), who lived on a farm in Town Two Rivers, died Tuesday afternoon at age 70. He is survived by his widow, 5 sons and 4 daughters. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from the local Lutheran Church.
OHDE F. Death notice in Der Nord Westen, 16 Nov. 1882 Mr. F. Ohde in Clarks Mills died last Saturday. He was formerly a blacksmith.
O'HEARN, CATHERINE In Franklin, Manitowoc county, on the 24th inst., Catharine, wife of Mr. Thos. O'Hearn, aged 19 years. Mrs. O'Hearn was a daughter of Mr. Richard Roland, and her death cast a deep gloom over the community in which she resided. Her remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends. The Manitowoc Pilot, Manitowoc, Wis. Friday, December 30, 1859 P. 3
OHLINGER, SON OF RIC From Der Nord Westen, 01 Oct. 1903: Death Sun. of the 4-yr. old son of widow Ric Ohlinger here of convulsions. The child became ill Sun. morning and died that afternoon at 4:00 despite medical treatment. The funeral was held yesterday morning from St. Boniface Church.
OLESON, MRS. TORE The wife of Tore Oleson of Cato, died last Tuesday. She was but thirty five years of age. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, July 4, 1882 P. 1 ********* (1880 Cato census: Thore Olson age 44; wife Berit age 35; Ole 15; Ranghild 13; Rangdi 11; Clara 9; Edward 5)
OLEZOWA, JOSEPHINE From Der Nord Westen, 27 Sep. 1900: 25-yr. old Josephine Olezowa died in the local orphanage Thurs. of a stroke.
OLIVER, AGNES Mrs. Frank Oliver, 82, of 1433 N. Sixth St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church Phipps Memorial Chapel, Manitowoc. The Rev. Gervase Zanotti will officiate and cremation will follow. Mrs. Oliver, nee Agnes Keery, was born June 10, 1888, in Glasgow, Scotland, daughter of the late William and Margaret Russel Keery. She was married to Frank Oliver in January, 1913, in Scotland. Mr. Oliver came to America in April, 1926, and Mrs. Oliver followed in May, 1930, residing in Manitowoc since that time. Her husband preceded her in death in 1953. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. William Henderson of Glasgow, Scotland; three daughters, Mrs. William (Margaret) Knight, of Glasgow, Scotland, Mrs. Fred (Nan) Eckels, of Mineral Point, Wis., and Mrs. Donald (Janet) Petrick, of Salt Lake City, Utah; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Friends may call at Mittnacht Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 6 o'clock to 8:30 o'clock this Thursday evening. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian or Memorial Hospital. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. June 25, 1970
OLM, CHARLES Charles Olm, who committed suicide in his cell in the state prison at Waupun recently, where he was serving a life term for the murder of his son-in-law several years ago, left an estate valued approximately $30,000, according to a petition for administration filed in Probate court at Fond du Lac yesterday. Two heirs are named in the petition, a son, Emil Olm, who was appointed administrator and a daughter, Leona Albright. The daughter is the widow of the man whom her father shot to death. The murder attracted state wide attention and is said to have been the direct result of a property fight between the aged man and his son-in-law. Manitowoc Herald News, June 21, 1923 p.3
OLSCOTT, MRS. THOMAS From Der Nord Westen, 22 Aug. 1889: Death of 22 yr. old Mrs. Thomas Olscott on Tues. of inflammation of the lower abdomen. She leaves her husband and a 5 mo. old child. The funeral took place this morning at the Catholic Cemetery. (Mary Olcott in #43?)
OLSEN, JULIA Name: Olsen, Julia D.: 9/28/1878 B.: Reg. D.: 4/15/1879 Sex: F/W Age at Death: 2 Yrs. B.P.: Tn. Liberty D.P.: Tn. Liberty Cem.: Tn. Liberty Ch.: Inf. & Address: Rev. A. O. Alfson Spouse: F.: M.: Cause of Death: Pg. #: v.1 p.298 (Bob Domagalski sent another in for her (co. death record v.2 p.29)
OLSEN, SON OF LARS From Der Nord Westen, 28 Apr. 1892: (From the correspondent in Mishicott, 26 Apr.) Also, death of the 35 yr. old son of Lars Olsen last Fri. in Town Gibson. The young man, who was lame for many years from a stroke, died when another stroke claimed his life. (Article does not name the decedent.)
OLSON, ORIN From Der Nord Westen, 17 Nov. 1904: On Mon. afternoon Orin Olson became the victim of a fatal accident. He is the 4-yr. old son of Oscar Olson who lives about 5 miles from Manitowoc. Father and son were riding along when the horse shied and ran off. Orin was thrown from the wagon and broke his neck. Death followed quickly.
OLSON, STEPHEN From Der Nord Westen, 17 Mar. 1892: Death of 73 yr. old Stephen Olson yesterday in Town Manitowoc Rapids. He was one of the oldest residents of that town. His funeral will take place next Sun.
O'NIEL LAWRENCE Death notice in Der Nord Westen, 18 Jan. 1883 Lawrence O'Niel, a sailor on the schooner "Champlain" who broke a leg last Fall, died last Tues.
OPPENHOFEN, GEORGE Order to Hear Petition for Administration. (First Publication Oct. 27, 1885.) IN PROBATE-MANITOWOC COUNTY COURT. In the matter of the estate of George Oberhafer, deceased. On reading an filing the petition of Fred Zeddies, of Cooperstown, Manitowoc County, representing among other things that George Oberhafer, late of Cooperstown, on the 18th day of Oct. A.D. 1885, at the city of Manitowoc, died intestate, leaving goods, chattles and estate within this State, and that the said petitioner is a friend of said deceased, and praying that administration of said estate be to him, Fred Zeddies granted, it is ordered that said petition be heard before this court, on Tuesday the 24th day of November A.D. 1885 at 10 A.M. at my office in said county. Ordered further, that notice thereof be given to the heirs of said deceased, and to all persons interested, by publishing a copy of this order for three successive weeks, prior to said day of hearing, in the Lake Shore Times, a weekly newspaper published at Manitowoc in said county. Dated at Manitowoc the 24th day of Oct. A.D. 1885. R.D. Smart, County Judge. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, October 27, 1885 P.2 ******* (Note: From co. death index: George Oppenhofen d. Oct. 18, 1885 (co. index v. 3 p.154) (This appears to be the same man)
OREYPKOWSKI, JOHN From Der Nord Westen, 05 Mar. 1908: John Oreypkowski (sic), an old man living on North 8th Street near the city limits, died suddenly on (white spot, could be either Saturday or Sunday) from a blood clot. He is survived by several grown children.
ORIS, ANNA From Der Nord Westen, 21 May 1903: Death Thurs. last week in Town Gibson of Mrs. Anna Oris, about 50. The funeral took place Sunday.
ORTH, LOUIS From Der Nord Westen, 02 Nov. 1893: Death in Two Rivers on Sat., after a long illness, of Louis Orth, a veteran of the Civil War. The cause of death was consumption which he, without doubt, contracted during the war especially since he was severely wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg and lay on the battlefield without treatment for 48 hrs.
ORTMEIER, CONRAD From Der Nord Westen, 30 Jan. 1896: (From the correspondent in Centerville, 28 Jan.) Death on the 16th of Conrad Ortmeier, a resident of Town Centerville. He came from Lippe-Detmold, went to Amsterdam, and then came to America. He was buried on the 18th in the Reformed Cemetery with Pastor Linekaemper conducting the service.
ORTMEIER, ELISABETH From Der Nord Westen, 19 May 1904: Death in Town Centerville on Thurs. last week of Mrs. Elisabeth Ortmeier. The deceased, who was born 12 Dec. 1819 in Amsterdam, Holland, came to America with her husband in 1853 and went directly to Centerville where the family has lived ever since. In addition to her sorrowing husband the deceased is survived by 2 sons and 3 daughters. The funeral was held Sun. under the direction of Pastor Most in the cemetery of the Reformed Church in Centerville.
ORZYKOWSKI, MRS. From Der Nord Westen, 06 Apr. 1905: Death here Sat. of 26-yr. old Mrs. Orzykowski of Neshoto in the residence of her parents here. In addition to her parents she leaves a sorrowing husband. The funeral was held Tuesday. ******** Mrs. Jacob Orczyskoffske (sic), of the town Neshota died at the home of her father on 25kh (sic) street Sunday, aged 22 years. Decedent had been ill for some time of phythials. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, April 3, 1905 P. 1 ******** Name Mary Orezykopski Event Type Death Event Date 02 Apr 1905 Event Place Manitowoc, Wisconsin Page 0378 Wisconsin Death Index, 1820-1907 ******** Name Mary Norkowsky Oreykopski Event Type Death Event Date 1905 Event Place Manitowoc County, Wisconsin Residence Place Manitowoc, Gender Female Age 22 Marital Status Married Race W Occupation Housewife Birth Date 27 Oct 1882 Birth Year (Estimated) 1883 Birthplace America Cemetery St. Mary Cemetery Father's Name George Norkowsky Father's Birthplace Poland Mother's Name Mary Norkowsky Mother's Birthplace Poland Spouse's Name Jacob Oreykopski Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907
OSCHEK, MRS. JOHN From Der Nord Westen, 21 Aug. 1902: Death Wed. last week of Mrs. John Oschek in Newton after an illness of several months with dropsy. She was 54 yrs. of age and had resided in our county for many years. She leaves her husband and 2 daughters. The funeral was held Fri. in Northeim. ******** Name Anna Osick Event Type Death Event Date 1902 Event Place Newton, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Residence Place Newton, Gender Female Age 54 Occupation H.Wife Birth Year (Estimated) 1848 Birthplace Germany Cemetery Nordheim Father's Name Walter Yabla Father's Birthplace Germany Mother's Birthplace Germany Spouse's Name John Osick Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907 ******* Name Anna Osick Gender Female Burial Place Nordheim Death Date 13 Aug 1902 Death Place Newton, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin Age 54 Birth Date 1848 Birthplace Germany Occupation H.Wife Race White Marital Status Married Spouse's Name John Osick Father's Name Walter Yabla Father's Birthplace Germany Mother's Birthplace Germany Wisconsin Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968
OSTEN, SON OF CHRIST. From Der Nord Westen, 07 Oct. 1897: (From the correspondent in St. Nazianz, 04 Oct.) Death Sun. evening of the 14 yr. old son of Christ. Osten in St. Nazianz of a cerebral hemorrhage. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning in the Chapel of St. Nazianz Cemetery.
PACKARD, HANNAH From the Manitowoc Herald, 09 Feb. 1860: Hannah Packard shot and killed by her son-in-law, Jabez Gage
PAGELS, GARY Gary Pagels, age 54, of 6604 Irish Road, Two Creeks, Wis., died Sunday morning, April 6, 1997, at his residence. Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at Klein and Stangel Funeral Home. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Kim Henning. Gary was born March 22, 1943, in Two Rivers, son of the late Herbert and Beulah Niquette Pagels. He was a graduate of Washington High School in Two Rivers and served in the United States Navy. On September 28, 1979, he married the former Carol Bergene. Gary was employed at Becker Meats until his retirement due to illness. He enjoyed his grandchildren, hunting and fishing, and his many other good friends. Survivors include his wife, Carol Pagels, Two Creeks; three sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Nancy Dimmick, Two Rivers, Kevin and Pam Dimmick, Manitowoc, Steve and Joyce Dimmick, Two Rivers; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jerilyn and Duane Osmunsun, Mishicot, Sue and Dale Hornburg, Watersmeet, Mich.; 12 grandchildren, Ben, Jessica, Lauren, Meghan, Michael, Nicholas, Mitchel, Barry, Ashley, Brittany, Wesley and Bradley; one brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Marilyn Pagels, Two Rivers; one brother-in-law, Charles Cline; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one sister, Marlene Cline. Friends may call at Klein and Stangel Funeral Home on Tuesday form 5-8 p.m. and on Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m. Herald Times Reporter, April 7, 1997 P. A2
PALMER, THOMAS From the Manitowoc Herald, 19 Jan 1860: Thomas Palmer died.
PALZER, LORRAINE Lorraine Palzer, age 100, Two Rivers, passed away on Oct. 2, 2008, at Wisteria Haus in Two Rivers. Lorraine was born on March 19, 1908, on her grandparents' farm in Misere, Door County, to Emil and Eloise (Englebert) DeDecker. Her family moved to Algoma when she was a child. Lorraine graduated from Kewaunee County Normal and taught at Kodan and Pleasant Valley Schools in Kewaunee County until moving to Two Rivers, where she married Hugo J. Palzer at St. Luke's Catholic Church on May 24, 1935. Lorraine was a loving wife, mother, avid homemaker and active community volunteer. (Survivors omitted for privacy) At Lorraine's request, there will be no funeral service held. In Lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Parish's Endowment Fund, Two Rivers. Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers, is assisting the Palzer family with arrangements. The family of Lorraine Palzer would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Wisteria Haus in Two Rivers for their care, concern, kindness and compassion. In her final days, Lorraine was very fortunate to have had such dedicated people available to provide for her needs. A thank you is also extended to hospice for their professional services and care. Herald Times Reporter, Oct. 4, 2008
PANKRATZ, GLEN J. Glen J. Pankratz, age 81, of 1308 S. 22nd St, Manitowoc, died Monday, January 6, 1997, at the Park Lawn Home, Manitowoc. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 8, 1997, at the Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Officiating will be Rev. Robert Simenson. He was born May 18, 1915, in Manitowoc, son of the late Joseph and Elsa Kolwey Pankratz. Survivors include one son, Joe Pankratz, Florida; three daughters and one son-in-law, Donna and Arden Thomm, Manitowoc, Sandi Olson, Marinette, Sharon Hines, Peoria, Ill.; one sister, Aurelia (Tootie) Klein, Manitowoc 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Sherman Pankratz; one sister, Lucille Hermann. The Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Herald Times Reporter, January 7, 1997 P. A2
PANKRATZ, JOSEPH Name: Pankratz, Joseph D.: 4/7/1879 B.: Reg. D.: 6/23/1879 Sex: M/W Age at Death: 1 Hr. B.P.: Clark's Mills D.P.: Clark's Mills Cem.: Ch.: Inf. & Address: Chr. Aloys Lou Spouse: F.: Joseph Pankratz M.: Maria Kolnes Cause of Death: Pg. #: v.1 p.311
PARDOWSKI, PAUL From Der Nord Westen, 02 Apr. 1903: The body of Paul Pardowski, of Manitowoc, who drowned in Ludington Harbor on 08 Dec. last year, has been found in the lake near Arcadia, Michigan, 75 miles north of Ludington. It was probably carried there by the drift ice. The 27-yr. old man had been married just 2 mos. before his death. His relatives have arranged to have his body brought here. His identity was established by finding on his body a purchase receipt from the store of Mr. E.M. Carstens here.
PASKA, FRANK FRANKIE PASKA, CAN'T FIND SKATED TO HIS DEATH Treacherous Ice Claims Its First Victim, Frankie Paska, This Afternoon BROTHER HAS A CLOSE CALL But Assistance Arrived In Time To Rescue Him-Other Body Recovered After Few Minutes-A Sad Accident A sad fatality that came near to a double tragedy occurred shortly after noon to-day when the thin ice, coating the river claimed its first victim, carrying down to his death, Frankie Paska, while his brother Joseph, was only saved through his own brave exertions and the assistance of those who rushed to the rescue. The boys left home immediately after the noon day meal and taking their skates, hastened to the river to enjoy the sport until time to go to school. They had been on the ice but a few minutes when it gave way precipitating both into the water, Frankie the younger boy going to the bottom at once. Joseph, the older, with a presence of mind remarkable for one of his years, reached out to save himself and succeeded in grasping hold of a floating chunk of ice, to which he clung for fully ten minutes until assistance could be rendered him. When taken from the water he was almost frozen and had fainted. He was taken to the boiler room of the Goodrich shops and the police notified, medical assistance being summoned. Dr. Pritchard arrived and after a time resuscitated the lad, although it was some hours before it was possible to remove him. In the meantime officers set at work to recover the body of the drowned boy and after half an hour it was brought to the surface and removed to the home. The skates which had caused his death were still tightly strapped to the feet and the little fellows face bore an expression of terror. The older lad had lost one skate in his struggles. The boys were sons of Mrs. Margaret Paska, a widow residing on Huron street, and had been warned to stay off the ice. The accident happened in the vicinity of the water town and was witnessed by a number of pedestrians on Tenth street. John Radl and Arthur Boldt, who were passing, were the first to reach the imperiled youths and it was by their assistance that the one life was saved. The unfortunate lad who met death was 11 years of age, while the other who had so close a call is 14. George Paska, a brother learned of the accident a few minutes after it happened and was on the scene to care for the boys. The accident is a sad one and should be a warning to children and parents to not trust to the ice in its present unsafe condition. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Tuesday, December 11, 1900, Page 1 ********** A sad scene was the funeral services held at the home of Mrs. Margaret Paska this morning, when her son Frankie was buried. Schoolmates from the Luling school were present and laid floral tributes on the little coffin and many sympathizing friends of the mother attended. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, December 13, 1900, Page 3 ******** Frank Paska birth: 1890 Germany death: 11 December 1900 Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin father: George Parka mother: Mosyreta Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968
PATTERSON, HIRAM From the Manitowoc Herald, 14 Feb. 1857: Hiram Patterson died at the American House.
PAWLICHEK, JOSEPH From Der Nord Westen, 23 May 1895: (From the correspondent in Centerville, 21 May) Death of Joseph Pawlichek last Sat. at the home of his mother. The 25 yr. old died of consumption.
PEEBLES, ERFORD 15 Jan 1881/Oct 1975 Private memorial services for Erford J. Peebles of 1522A S. Ninth St., Manitowoc, were held at 7 p.m. Monday at Jens Funeral Home, Manitowoc, with the Rev. David Passett officiating. Mr. Peebles was born Jan. 15, 1881, at Readsboro, Vt., son of the late James and Grace Culver Peebles. His latest employment was with American Seating Co., Manufacturers of church furniture, originally in Manitowoc and later in Grand Rapids, Mich. Survivors include his wife, the former Hilda Beck, a daughter by a previous marriage, Mrs. David (Florinel) Stanfield, of Sacramento, Calif., and a niece, Mrs. Philip (Grace) Miller, of Shelbourne Falls, Mass. Herald Times Reporter, Tuesday, October 14, 1975 P.3
PELESCHEK, CHILD OF R. From Der Nord Westen, 19 Dec. 1901: A 9-mo. old child of Mr. R. Peleschek in Two Rivers died on Thurs.
PELESCHEK, DAU. OF RUDOLPH From Der Nord Westen, 11 Oct. 1900: Death Sun. in Two Rivers of a little daughter of Rudolph Peleschek.
PELICAN, DAU. OF FRANK From Der Nord Westen, 31 Jan. 1907: A 2-year old daughter of Frank Pelican in Two Rivers died Tuesday of an attack of diphtheria. ******** Dorathea Peliken birth: 1907 Two Rivers death: 29 June 1907 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1907 Two Rivers father: Frank Palikno mother: Inez Peliken Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968
PELLEGRIM, FATHER From Der Nord Westen, 06 Aug. 1908: Father Pellegrim, about whom we reported several weeks ago as suffering from a stroke, died here Friday in Holy Family Hospital where he had been brought for better attention. He had served as Priest for the Catholic Congregation of Francis Creek for many years.
PEPPER, JULIA A girl named Pepper was struck by lightening and killed instantly in Cooperstown. She was on her way home from a neighbor's and went home by a path through a wood. She was found near a tree, dead, the tree being shattered to pieces by the lightening. Manitowoc Pilot Thursday, June 17, 1880 ******** Name: Pepper, Julia D.: 6/18/1880 B.: 3/10/1863 Reg: 6/7/1881 Sex: F/W Age at Death: 17 yrs. B.P. D.P. Cem.: Ch.: Inf. & Address: Spouse: F.: Thomas Pepper M.: Anna C. Graney Cause of Death: Pg. #: v.3 p.12 ********* (Note: From 1880 Cooperstown census taken the 15th and 16th day of June, 1880: Thomas Peper age 60; wife Anna age 58; Thomas age 30; Bridget age 19; Margareth age 16; Catharine age 10; Louise age 14(notation for Louise: died June 10th 1880)
PERNDL, THEODORE Name: Perndl, Theodore D.: 5/9/1877 B.: Reg. D.: 5/11/1877 Sex: M/W Age at Death: 15 Yrs. B.P.: D.P.: Milwaukee Wis (See below). Cem.: ? Ch.: Inf. & Address: Ch. Kiepper Coroner Milw. Spouse: F.: M.: Cause of Death: Accident Add Info.: Death place: St. Chas. Hotel, Market St. 7th. Ward, Milwaukee. Occ. Hatd Parten(?) Pg. #: v.1 p.222 (Note: This is info that may be or may not be him from the site: (Evergreen (#44) cemetery: BEARNEY: [Unk]-[?? Bearney/bur. 05-10-1877] [5/10/1877 - burial register has buried the son of Mr. Bearns, frie ground, $2] Death record – library/state microfiche: BERNDL: Theodore........May 09, 1877
PERONTO, ABRAHAM Abraham Peronto, 70, of Manitou Manor, Manitowoc, died Wednesday evening at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. There will be no funeral services. Mr. Peronto's body was donated to Milwaukee Clinic for research. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. August 3, 1972
PEROUTKA, WENZEL From Der Nord Westen, 30 July 1908: Wenzel Peroutka in Kossuth hanged himself last week. Family troubles were blamed.
PERRY, THOMAS Thomas W. Perry, 76, of 2000 Johnston Dr., Manitowoc, and 5222 Fourth St., St. Petersburg, Fla., died Saturday at Bowling Green, Ky., following a coronary attack. Private memorial services will be held at Phipps Memorial Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Gervase Zanotti will officiate. The body will be cremated. Mr. Perry was born Sept. 2, 1894, at Leipsic, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio State University and taught physics in Chicago high schools. He married Lillian Kirk June 13, 1919. Mr. Perry was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, a son, Thomas K. Perry, M.D., of Manitowoc, a daughter, Jean P. White, of Mount Prospect, Ill, a sister, Isabel Main, of Cleveland, Ohio, and 12 grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. June 21, 1971
PESAJECK, CHILD OF WENZEL From Der Nord Westen, 11 Feb. 1897: (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 08 Feb.) Death of the 8-mo. old child of former Mishicott resident Wenzel Pesajeck, a few days ago, with burial in the Catholic Cemetery.
PESCHKE, MRS. B. From Der Nord Westen, 10 June 1886: Death in Two Rivers of Mrs. B. Peschke, mother of F.C. Hartung.
PESERIK, MRS. JOSEPH From Der Nord Westen, 17 May 1906: Death in Two Rivers Friday of Mrs. Joseph Peserik from dropsy. She leaves her husband and 6 children. The funeral was Sunday.
PETERKE, CHILD OF MR. From Der Nord Westen, 11 Feb. 1904: (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 08 Feb.) and a child of Mr. Peterke was buried from the Evangelical Church.
PETERMANN, WILLIAM PETERMANN'S DEATH DUE TO PNEUMONIA The death of William Petermann, who passed away at the Northern Hospital at Oshkosh within two days after being committed from here, was due to an acute attack of pneumonia according to the findings of the autopsy which was performed by doctors of the institution. Request for permission to perform the autopsy was asked by Dr. Sherman, head of the hospital, and was granted by members of the family. Petermann's body has been returned to his home in the town of Rockland for burial. The funeral will be held tomorrow. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. March 14, 1927 P.1
PETERSEN, EMMA Emma Peterson of Liberty, sister of Jule Peterson of this city, died on Friday of last week. She was 16 and an invalid for a long time. Manitowoc Pilot Thursday, January 5, 1893 ******** (Per article she died on Friday, Dec. 30, 1892)
PETERSON, CHILD OF MR. Liberty news: A child of Mr. and Mrs. Peterson died last week, and the funeral took place on Saturday. The parents have the sympathy of their numerous friends in this their deep affliction. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, February 21, 1882 P. 10
PETERSON, CHILD OF MR. From Der Nord Westen, 30 Mar. 1905: Death Wed. last week of a 2-mo. old child of lighthouse keeper Peterson in Manitowoc, with burial on Thurs. morning.
PETERSON, MILDRED From Der Nord Westen, 05 Nov. 1903: A 9-mo. old daughter of Mr. P.A. PETERSON here died Wed. last week of convulsions. The funeral was Friday. ******** Mildred, the nine-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Peterson died Wednesday of convulsions. The child had been ill but a short time. The funeral takes place tomorrow. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, October 29, 1903 P.3
PETERSON, MR. Two Rivers news: One more of the bodies of the Milton was found about a mile north of here on the beach by A. Fontaine last Thursday. The body was identified as that of Mr. Peterson, mate of the ill fated craft. He was about 50 years of age. His relatives in Milwaukee authorized the life saving crew to bury him here, his burial taking place on Friday. A third body was found at the light house, five miles north of here, by Mr. Davenport, the keeper, on Saturday. The body was recognized as that of E. Mathiason, part owner of the Milton by a scar on his left thumb. He was buried here by the life saving crew on Saturday afternoon. The remaining two bodies of the craft will undoubtedly soon be found. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, October 13, 1885 P.2
PETERSON, MRS. AUGUST Mrs. Otto Drews and Miss Olga Drews are at Maribel for the day having gone there for the funeral of Mrs. August Peterson, who died at a Milwaukee hospital Sunday. The remains passed through the city yesterday afternoon. The deceased was born at Maribel twenty-nine years ago and has resided there ever since. She leaves her husband and a son surviving her. Manitowoc Herald News, March 15, 1921 P. 3 ********* (1920 Cooperstown census: August Peterson age 24; wife Walburga age 25; son Harvey(?) age 5)
PETERSON, WILLIAM From Der Nord Westen 12 Mar. 1903: Six weeks ago William Peterson left here for New Mexico hoping that the mild winter climate there would be good for his health. About 3 weeks ago his parents mailed a letter to him, but the still-sealed envelope was returned to them on Mon. with a notation that the addressee was deceased. The distraught parents are seeking further clarification through the postmaster. ******** From Der Nord Westen, 02 Apr. 1903: We recently reported about an envelope, which had been addressed to William Peterson at the hospital in Fort Stanton, New Mexico, being returned to his parents stamped "deceased". Further inquiry to the hospital discloses that the young man had in fact died there on 20 Feb. of consumption. His parents have arranged for the body to be shipped here.
PETERZILEK, MR., SR. Mr. Peterzilek Sr., for many years a resident of Cato, was called to his final rest Friday. Mr. Peterzilek was 79 years of age and a severe cold which developed into pneumonia won in the battle for life. Mr. Peterzilek is survived by a wife and two grown children. Manitowoc Pilot, Notes from Cato, April 11, 1912 (Note: The closest I have to this surname is Petrzilka in cemetery #1)
PETROSKY, SON OF PETER (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 25 Feb.) Peter Petrosky and August Zermuehlen each lost a little child to “black” diphtheria last week. They are farmers who live a few miles from here on Range Line. Der Nord Westen, 28 Feb. 1907
PETZHOLD, F. From Der Nord Westen, 16 Feb. 1905: (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 13 Feb.) An old settler F. Petzhold has died at age 80. He was a veteran of the Civil War and drew a pension. He leaves a widow, one son and 4 daughters. The funeral was Tues. in the local cemetery.
PHEIFER, DAN Cooperstown News: Dan Pheifer whose death occurred at the hospital at Manitowoc where he was a patient for some time, was buried here Tuesday morning at nine o'clock. Mr. Pheifer was an orphan and had been employed at the Bradley home for many years. Manitowoc Herald News, December 12, 1927 p.6
PHILLIPS, CHARLES From the Manitowoc Herald, d. 24 Jun 1854: Charles M. Phillips, son of Col. Phillips.
PHILLIPS, HENRY BOY DIES ON OPERATING TABLE AS ANESTHETIC IS BEING ADMINISTERED TO HIM Henry Phillips, 11 year-old son of Samuel Phillips, died suddenly in the offices of Dr. J. Shaw, Franklin street, this morning while undergoing an operation upon his throat, death being due to the effect of the anesthetic upon his heart. Efforts to revive the boy by use of the pulmotor which was hurriedly dispatched to the office, were unavailing. The boy had been having trouble with his throat and upon the advice of physicians was undergoing an operation for removal of the tonsils, a minor operation. Chloroform was administered for the operation and the physician found that the lad had succumbed, the chloroform probably having affected the heart. Dr. Shaw and another physician who was assisting him, worked over the boy but efforts to save him were unavailing. The boy was not strong and the natural fear of an operation, coupled with his physical condition and the shock combined to cause the sad death. The boy is survived by his parents, three sisters and two brothers. Manitowoc Daily Herald, September 14, 1914 p.1
PIEPER, LYDIA Name: Lydia Pieper Color/Sex: White Female Occ: ----- Born: December 29, 1878 Died: January 28, 1879 Cause: Enteritis Date Of Onset: Father: Reinhold Pieper Mother: Emilie Pieper Certification: Widowed (sic) Place Of Death: Residence: Name Of Physician: Name Of Informant: Place Of Burial: Date Of Burial: Date Of Registration: Test Confirmed Diagnosis: Volume #2 Page #53 - Co. death record Note: Reinhold was a minister Lydia was 29 days old
PILON, JOSEPH From Der Nord Westen, 21 May 1891: (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 18 May) One of the oldest men in Two Rivers was buried last week. His name is Joseph Jason Pilon, a French Canadian who was a resident here for 46 yrs. He was born in 1793 in Eastern Canada, and last Mar. celebrated his 98th birthday. His son, O. Pilon, is captain of the local lifesaving station.
PIPER, DAUGHTER OF AUG. A daughter of Aug. Piper of Maple Grove was struck by lightning and instantly killed on Friday last. Manitowoc Tribune June 17, 1880 pg. 1
PISCHA, P. - Der Nord Westen, 01 June 1893: "Death on Sun., 8 days ago" (sic), of P. Pischa, an old and respected resident of Franklin at the age of 93.
PISCHKE, ANNA From Der Nord Westen, 20 Feb. 1896: (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 17 Feb.) Death of Anna Pischke on Sat. morning from consumption, from which she has suffered for a long time. She was buried this morning in the Polish Cemetery. ******** Annie Pischky birth: 1868 Prussia death: 16 February 1896 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers, Wis. father: Paul Pischky mother: Victoria Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968
PISCHKE, J. From Der Nord Westen, 21 Mar. 1895: (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 18 Mar.) Also, death Sat. of J. Pischke, about 21 yrs. of age, of consumption. He was buried this morning in the Catholic Cemetery.
VALENA JOHN PISHKE Valena John Pishke birth: 28 April 1906 Two Rivers, Wis. death: 19 August 1906 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers, Wis. residence: 1906 Two Rivers, Wis. father: Andrew Rishke (sic) mother: Anthony Pishke (sic) Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968 ******* (Note: The mother probably is Sophia who was married to Andrew)
PITCHKE, ALBERT From Der Nord Westen, 08 Apr. 1897: In Two Rivers on Sat., Albert Pitchke died after a year illness of consumption. He was the son of Paul Pitchke of Two Rivers. ******** Albert M. Pishke birth: 1876 Two Rivers, Wis. death: 4 April 1897 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Two Rivers, Wis. father: Paul Pishke mother: Victoria Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968
PITCHKI, HELEN From Der Nord Westen, 07 Sep. 1905: A small child of Andrew Pitchki in Two Rivers died Monday. ******** Helen Pishke birth: 24 June 1905 Two Rivers death: 4 September 1905 Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1905 Two Rivers father: Andrew Pischke mother: Anna Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968
PITSCH, ANNA From Der Nord Westen, 14 Jan. 1904: Death Fri. in Town Newton of 45-yr. old Mrs. Anna Pitsch, wife of John Pitsch. The deceased, a sister of Wilhelm Stephani here, leaves her husband and several children. The funeral was held Mon. at the Catholic Cemetery near Northeim.
PITSCH, HELENE From Der Nord Westen, 21 Aug. 1902: Mrs. Helene Pitsch, widow of Peter J. Pitsch who died several years ago, felt unwell a few days ago. A doctor was called Mon. who promptly diagnosed smallpox. In an unbelievably short period of time her entire body was covered with pox of the worst form of the disease. She was unconscious within 2 hrs. and died late that night. She was born 65 yrs. ago in Grattenoch, Germany, and had been a resident of our city for many years. She leaves 4 daughters and 3 sons. As the law required, the body was buried Tues. night. (Long article about the smallpox scourge throughout the county this entire year and the discussion of the degrees of its severity, quarantines and the work of the Department of Health.)
PITSCHKE, MRS. ANDREW From Der Nord Westen, 06 Aug. 1908: Death Friday in Two Rivers of 35-year old Mrs. Andrew Pitschke of consumption. She leaves her husband and 4 small children. (Have the surname Pitchke in #89 but not enough info. to put her there)
PITSCHKE, CHILD OF PAUL From Der Nord Westen, 23 Aug. 1906: A small child of Paul Pitschke in Two Rivers died Monday of child cholera.
PLANK, ADOLPH C. From Der Nord Westen, 25 Feb. 1909: Death Sunday of 27-year old Adolph C. Plank of sugar diabetes. He lived at Louis Steinberg’s near Louis Correl (sic, Cornel?) (“best guess” on these surnames because of white spots in the type.). He is survived by his father and 7 sisters.
PLANK, MRS. HENRY From Der Nord Westen, 12 July 1906: The wife of farmer Henry Plank, who lives in the St. Nazianz vicinity, was helping her husband off-load some hay on Tuesday last week. She was standing on the wagon when a sudden gust of wind caused her to lose her balance and she fell off. She fell in such an unfortunate manner that she died shortly after the accident.
PLANTICO LOUIS Death notice in Der Nord Westen, 11 May 1882 Louis Plantico, 59 year old, died on Sun. 7 May. ******** Mr. Ludwig Plantico, an old settler, well-known on the south side, died yesterday morning. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, May 9, 1882 P. 1 ******* (1880 Manitowoc wards 1-3 census: Ludwig Plantikow age 57; wife Henriette age 60
PLANTICO, MRS. LUDWIG WHERE SORROW IS UNKNOWN MRS. L. PLANTICO. Mrs. Ludwig Plantico, an old and highly respected resident, of this city, died at the home of her son, Charles Plantico, on South Fourteenth street, at a late hour Tuesday night. Death was the result of old age although she had been in failing health for some time. All that medical skill and loving kindness could suggest was done to prolong her life, but it was without avail. Death had marked her for his own, and surrounded by her loving, but sorrowing children, she closed her eyes to earthly cares, and has gone to her eternal rest in the flowery realms above. Deceased was born in Germany, December 29, 1820 and came to this country with her husband in 1865. They took up their residence in Manitowoc and have since resided here. Her husband preceded her to the other shore some years ago and since that time she has made her home with her son. Three children survive to mourn her loss. They are Mrs. Frank Nimz, Mrs. Herman Rietz and Chas. Plantico, all residents of this city. Funeral services will be held from the ?????? ???? ????row afternoon at 2 o'clock and will be conducted by Rev. Machmiller. Manitowoc Daily Herald, March 9, 1899 ********* FUNERAL OF MRS. PLANTICO. The funeral of Mrs. Ludwig Plantico, who died Tuesday evening at the home of her son on South Fourteenth street, took place at 2 o'clock this afternon from the residence. The deceased was an old resident and a large number of friends were present at the funeral services. There were many beautiful floral offerings. The Rev. Karl Machmiller officiated. Interment at Evergreen cemetery. Manitowoc Daily Herald, March 10, 1899
PLATKE, VERONA Two Rivers Woman Dead- Mrs. Verona Platke, a pioneer resident of the county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louis Louisier at Two Rivers. She was 49 years of age. The funeral was held today with burial at Rapids. Manitowoc Daily Herald, September 20, 1913 p.4
PLOECKELMANN, CHILD OF HERMANN Death Mon. of a small child in the family of Hermann Ploeckelmann in Gibson. Der Nord Westen, 24 Sep. 1903 ****** (Per death notice the child died on Monday which would have been Sept. 21., This is from the county death index: Ploeckelmann baby-d.Sept. 21, 1903 co. death index v.7 p.175)
PLOECKELMANN, MRS. JOHN TOWN MISHICOT PIONEER WOMAN PASSES AWAY Mrs. John Ploeckelmann, pioneer resident of the town of Mishicot, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Rumpf, Route 6, Thursday afternoon at the advanced age of 76 years. Death was due to infirmities of age and while not unexpected was a shock to family and friends. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1, the Rev. Menke officiating and burial will be held at Mishicot. Mrs. Ploeckelmann was born in Germany and came to America when 20 years of age, the family locating in Wisconsin. Mr. Ploeckelmann died some years ago and decedent is survived by four children, Mrs. Robert Engel, Ewen, Mich., Mrs. Ernest Basken, Francis Creek, Mrs. Fank Rumpf and William Ploeckelmann. Three brothers, William Ellerman, Candada, August Ellerman, Butternut, Wis., and Henry Ellerman of Mishicot and two sisters Mrs. J. Schaeffer, this city and Mrs. Bertha Krause, of Mellon, Wis., also survive and there are fifteen grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 27, 1923 P. 9
PLOTKA, DAU. OF MRS. From Der Nord Westen, 02 Oct. 1902: Death Wed. last week of a 14-mo. old daughter of Mrs. Plotka here.
PLOTKA, FRANK From Der Nord Westen, 27 Aug. 1908: Death Thursday in our local hospital of Frank Plotka who had been staying there at the expense of the city.
PLOTKA, DAU. OF FRANK From Der Nord Westen, 13 Aug. 1896: Death Fri. of the 6-mo. old child of Frank Plotka, with the burial taking place Sun. at the local Catholic Cemetery.
PLOTKA, DAU. OF JOHN From Der Nord Westen, 11 June 1896: Death Fri. of the 6-mo. child of Washington St. resident John Plotka. Burial was Sun. in the Polish Cemetery.
PLUNKETT, JAMES From Der Nord Westen, 01 Oct. 1896: James Plunkett, brakeman on a work train, was killed Sun. morning going past Porter Station when he fell between the moving cars. He was about 28 yrs. old.
PLUNKHOFF, MRS. From Der Nord Westen, 27 Oct. 1904: A heart attack on Wed. last week took the life of Mrs. Plunkhoff, a well-known resident of Cleveland. The funeral was conducted by Pastor Sprengling at the St. Johannes Cemetery in Centerville.
PLUTKA, CHILD OF JOHN From Der Nord Westen, 01 Nov. 1900: An 8-mo. old child of local resident John Plutka died Thurs. last week. (Note: I have a John Plotka in #44 but no child and no surname Plutka)
PODHOLA, JOSEPH Cooperstown news: The body of Mr. Podhola who died in a hospital at Manitowoc arrived here for burial. He was the Cooperstown shoe repairer. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, January 4, 1919 ****** (NOTE: On the 1910 Cooperstown census Joseph Podhola was 60 yrs. old and was a shoemaker. He isn't listed in the Cooperstown cemeteries or any cemetery at all. This death notice is most likely for Joseph.)
PODUSHECK, MARY Name: Podusheck, Mary D.: 7/10/1877 B.: Reg. D.: 1/3/1879 Sex: F/W Age at Death: 4 Mo. B.P.: Francis Creek D.P.: Cem.: Koss. Ch.: Inf. & Address: Rev. Ferd. Stern Spouse: F.: M.: Cause of Death: Add Info.: Farmer Pg. #: v.1 p.293
POELSGUTTER, ALOIS From Der Nord Westen, 09 Sept. 1909: Alois Poelsgutter was working in the Two Rivers sawmill last week and, while trying to adjust the drive-belt of one of the machines while it was running, was caught in the works and so injured that he had to be taken to the Holy Family Hospital in Two Rivers where he died yesterday. Poelsgutter was 63. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning. (Note: There is an Alois Peltzkutter in #89B but the date on the stone is 1910 and the age doesn't match the news article.)
POH, SEBASTIAN From Der Nord Westen, 29 Sep. 1904: Sebastian Poh died Thurs. morning last week at the home of his daughter here, Mrs. W. Smazal. He was found dead sitting in the armchair in his room, fully clothed. Dr. Staehle was promptly summoned, and he determined that the gentleman had died of a heart attack several hours before. Poh had last been seen Tues. evening as he went up to bed. When he didn’t show up for breakfast Wed. morning, it was assumed that he had gone to his son’s home to spend a few days. It is now believed that he got up Wed. morning, got dressed, was stricken and sat down in his armchair where he died. The deceased, who was 66, leaves 3 daughters and 4 sons. The funeral was held Saturday.
POHLAND, ALVIN Person Paragraphs: The body of Alvin Pohland, 15, who was drowned at Crystal Lake, Sunday was recovered with grappling hooks after a crew of men under the direction of Dr. William Van Zanen, coroner, had discharged two blasts of dynamite. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, September 21, 1917 p.3
POLAK (NO NAME) Death notice in Der Nord Westen, 26 May 1881 The wife of Mr. F. Polak last week in Reedsville.
POLEN, DAU. OF FRANK From Der Nord Westen, 24 June 1909: A one-year old little daughter of 16th Street resident Frank Polen died Sunday and was buried Tuesday. (Pollen in #43?)
POLLEN, DAU. OF JOSEPH From Der Nord Westen, 05 Sep. 1901: Death Thurs. evening, after a short illness, of a 2-yr. old daughter of South 16th St. resident Joseph Pollen. The burial was held Sat. morning.
PORTEN, PETER Manitowoc Tribune, Vol. 18 No. 47, Thursday, March 7, 1872, Page 4 Column 1 Sudden death.--Peter Porten was riding in his sleigh, in the town of Rapids, last Saturday evening when, the runners striking a log, he fell out of the sleigh, struck his breast and exclaiming: Oh! I am hurt, I must die, expired a few minutes after the accident. He leaves a wife and eight children.
POSPIERTZNY, MARY From Der Nord Westen, 03 Sept. 1896: Death Wed. last week in Manitowoc of Mary Pospiertzny, of a stroke. The deceased, who was 56, was buried Fri. in the local Polish Cemetery.
POSSELT, BEATRICE K. Beatrice "Bea" K. Posselt, 72, of 14000 Cedar Lake Road, Kiel died Tuesday morning, January 23, 2007 at Rocky Knoll Health Care Center, Plymouth. She was the former Bea Booton, born July 19, 1934 in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Bernard & Kathleen Booton Strong. Bea was a graduate of Pius High School in Milwaukee. On August 9, 1952 she married Arthur Posselt in Milwaukee. After moving to Kiel in 1966 Bea worked for Dr. William Schultz in New Holstein as a medical assistant until 1975. From 1981 until 1996 she worked for the Kiel School District and retired as head cook in 1996. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, School Hill and Cedar Lake Improvement Association. Bea and her husband Art enjoyed many social activities, such as pool league, darts and bowling. She will be remembered for her outstanding cooking and her poetry. Survivors include her husband Art of 54 years, five children (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She is further survived by six grandchildren and one sister-in-law. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathleen and three sisters. A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2007 at Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, 815 6th St. Kiel with Deacon James Steffen officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. According to Bea's wishes cremation has taken place. Online condolences at www.meiselwitzfh.com The Sheboygan Press January 26, 2007
PRADY, PETER ANOTHER SAD ACCIDENT.- A young man named Peter Prady, whose parents reside at Centerville in this county, was almost instantly killed on Friday last, while at work in the saw mill of Pfister & Co., at Two Creeks, in the town of Two Rivers. He was struck in the side by an edging from a circular saw, and in less than half an hour life was extinct. His remains were carried through this village on Saturday to the residence of his parents. The Manitowoc Pilot, Tuesday, June 14, 1859 P.3
PRAHL, C.E. From Der Nord Westen, 16 Mar. 1899: 74-year old Mr. C.E. PRAHL, one of the inmates in the local mental facility, died last Fri. of old age.
PRATT, MELISSA L. From the Manitowoc Herald, 09 Sep 1858: Melissa L. Pratt died, wife of David A. Pratt.
PRAUSE, MATH. From Der Nord Westen, 20 May 1909: Math. Prause, a well-known fisherman of Two Rivers, drowned in Lake Michigan last week near Charlevoix, Michigan. The body was taken to Tisch Mills for burial.
PREHN, LYDIA From Der Nord Westen, 17 June 1909: Pneumonia caused the death Sunday of Miss Lydia Prehn, the 26-year old daughter of Edward Prehn in Manitowoc Rapids. She is survived by her parents and 2 sisters. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon.
PRESLEY, ELVIS A. Elvis A. Presley, formerly Herbert A. Baer, 67, of 19127 S. County Highway C. Valders, died on April 26, 2004, at North Ridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center in Manitowoc. The funeral was on Friday at the Christianson & Deja Funeral Home and Cremation Care Center in Valders. Officiating at the service was Deacon Robert Drobka, with cremation to take place at a later date. Elvis was born on Feb. 17, 1937, in the Town of Eaton, son of the late Henry and Hattie Mayer Baer. He was employed with Neenah Foundry for 27 years retiring in 1998. (Survivors omitted for privacy) He was preceded in death by a brother, Bill; and a sister, Mary Ann. (No newspaper named)
PRIEGNITZ, JOHN From Der Nord Westen, 29 Aug. 1878: Death of John Priegnitz from an accidental gunshot wound. He was employed by a farmer named Raatz near Neshoto. His parents lived near Two Rivers.
PRIEGNITZ, WIDOW From Der Nord Westen, 01 Feb. 1906: (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 28 Jan.) The funeral was held Saturday of 70-year old widow Priegnitz who was sick only a few days. She lived by herself despite having several children.
PRINCL, PHYLLIS Phyllis Princl/daughter of Ed. and Julia Princl/d. 15 May 1925/age 3 weeks/from St. Lukes Annual 1925)
PROPOSKY, VALENTIN From Der Nord Westen, 19 Nov. 1903: 69-yr. old Polish farmer Valentin Proposky, who resided on the south side of Town Two Creeks, died Sun. The funeral was held Tues. from the Polish Church in Two Rivers.
MRS. THOMAS PRUCHA Mrs. Thomas Prucha, 86, a resident of Two Rivers since 1911, died early today at the Manitowoc county home after a two year illness. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 8:30 o’clock from the Klein & Stangel Inc., funeral home at Two Rivers and at 9 o’clock from the St. Luke’s Catholic church with the Very Rev. Dean C. V. Hugo officiating. Interment will be at ___ her ????er home. Mrs. Prucha, nee ???? Sch???? was born in B???? and came to (9 lines underinked).. Two Rivers; two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Semrad, Oconto, and Mrs. Jack O’Clair, Marinette; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Klein & Stangel, Inc., funeral home at Two Rivers where it may be viewed from tomorrow until the time of the funeral services Monday. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home Sunday evening at 7:45 o’clock. Manitowoc Herald Times, January 4, 1940 P.2 ******** (From Two Rivers ward 2 1920 census: Thomas Prucha age 67; wife Anna age 56; son Joseph age ?
PRUESSER, LOUIS From Der Nord Westen, 20 Sep. 1900: (From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 17 Sep.) Also, death Sat. here of Louis Pruesser after a 6-mo. illness. He was born 17 Mar. 1816 in Stavenhagen, Mecklenburg, came to America in 1852 and settled in Two Rivers in 1853 where he remained. He worked for the Two Rivers Manufacturing Co. for 39 years. Since his wife died about 4 years ago he has lived with Carl Pahlcoetter. The funeral will be conducted today (Mon.) by Pastor Doehler.
PULS, INFANT SON OF MINNIE Two Creeks News: Died of diphtheria the other day an infant son of Mrs. Minnie Puls. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, January 24, 1882 P. 4
PURDY, MR. A. At Mishicott on Friday morning last Mr. A Purdy aged 32. Manitowoc Tribune, Manitowoc, Wis. Wednesday, February 21, 1855 P. 5
QUELLE, SON OF A. From Der Nord Westen, 14 Nov. 1895: (From the correspondent in Kiel, 11 Nov.) Death of a small twin son of A. Quelle, day before yesterday, who will be buried tomorrow in the Kiel Cemetery.