Death Notices and Obituary Index

For Milwaukee and the Surrounding Communities

Sources: The Milwaukee Journal, The Milwaukee Sentinel, other various newspapers
Publish dates: Various

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MRS. GERTRUDE (TAPPING) BAIRD

Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel of January 28, 1973)

Services will be Thursday for Mrs. Gertrude Tapping Baird, 82, widow of the president of Chester D. Baird and Co., a box manufacturing firm, who died Sunday of complication of old age at the Bradford Nursing Home.
Mrs. Baird, who had been living at the nursing home at 2429 E. Bradford Ave. for 9 1/2 years was born in 1890.
She was graduated from the Milwaukee Downer Seminary. Her first husband was Camp Van Dyke, formerly president of the old Van Dyke Knitting Co. of Milwaukee and once active in yachting circles.
Her second husband, Chester, was a fonder of the Milwaukee Hunt Club and a director and stockholder in the old Milwaukee Brewers baseball club.
Mrs. Baird was on the board of directors of the Lakeside Children's Center fore than 30 years.
She also was a member of the Green Tree Garden Club, the Woman's Club of Wisconsin, Immanuel Presbyterian Church and a former members of the Colonial Dames Club and the Milwaukee Junior League.
Survivors include a son, John H. Van Dyke, a director of Northwestern National Insurance Do., and chairman of the board of Realty Financial.
Her daughter, Mrs. William (Gertrude) Mackie, Glendale, is the wife of the president of W. A. Toepfer and Sons. Another daughter, Barbara, is married to Carlton P. Wilson, River Hills, president of the Robert W. Baird Co., a firm of investment brokers. A third daughter, Polly, is married to Faustin Prinz of Thiensville, an investment broker
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Forest Home Cemetery.

 

MRS. BAIVIER

Source: Newspaper Unknown probably Manitowoc Wisconsin, year 1942

Mrs. Baivier Passes Away

Mr. and Mrs. Nic. Klauck and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Klauck on Saturday attended the funeral of Mrs. Edward Baivier at Milwaukee. Mrs. Baivier was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Nic. Klauck. Funeral services were conducted at the Harder Funeral Chapel at 9:30 a.m. and at St. Joseph's church at 10 a.m., with burial in the Holy Cross cemetery.

The deceased was born on a farm in Holstein township, near Kiel. She moved to Milwaukee when she was a girl of 7, but went back to Calumet county to marry Edward Baivier in 1890. She had reached the age of 72 years. Survivors are her husband; three sons, Roy F., deputy clerk of municipal court, Clarence L., senior clerk teller in the Milwaukee water department, and Arthur W., assistant cashier at the Teutonia Avenue State Bank; one daughter, Mrs. E. W. Bonnes of Wauwatosa, and four brothers.

On the day that Mrs. Baivier passed to her reward, her husband retired from the Milwaukee police force, after 44 years of faithful service. Mr. Baivier could have retired on a pension 22 years ago, but he stayed on because he couldn't bear to leave the service. Now after the long awaited day of retirement arrived, Mr. Baivier's life was saddened with the removable (sic) from his side of his wife.

 

LIBORIO BALSAMO

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel February 25, 2001

Balsamo, Liborio Born in Sicily passed away Fri. Feb. 23, 2001 at the age of 86 years. Beloved husband; loving father; proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son Michael. Further survived by other relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial Mon. Feb. 26 at St. Sylvester's Catholic Church (675 College Ave. South Milwaukee) at 10:30 AM. Entombment St. Adalbert's Cemetery. In state at the church ONLY from 9:30 AM until the time of service. MOLTHEN-BELL & SONS FUNERAL HOME Serving the Family South

 

BARTH, KINDLING and SIEGLER ACCIDENT

Source: The Milwaukee Journal, Monday, August 10, 1891; pg. 3; col A

Death on Pewaukee Lake Four Young Milwaukee People Drowned Yesterday
Sailboat Capsized by a Squall

Singing Before the Eyes of Hundreds of People Who Were Unable to Save Them-The Bodies Recovered and Brought Back to Milwaukee

At 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon a sail boat on Pewaukee lake, occupied by Albert Barth and sister Emma, Martha Kindling, Bella Siegler, Lora Barth, Bertha Kindling, and Thomas Wright, well known young people of Milwaukee, was struck by a squall and sank about twenty feet from shore.  Four of the party Emma and Albert Barth, Martha Kindling and Bella Siegler, were drowned.  The other three were rescued.  The boat was overloaded and carried 600 or 700 pounds of ballast.  The sails had been tied and when the squall came an accident was inevitable.  The boat sank before the eyes of hundreds of pleasure-seekers, but all efforts to save the entire party were unavailing.  Albert Barth succeeded in rescuing his sister Lora and returned to aid his other sister when both sank.  The drowning sister grasped him about the neck and prevented him from doing anything to save either.  Thomas Wright and Bertha Kindling were rescued.

Albert Barth and his sister Emma were aged 20 and 17 years respectively.  They were children of the extensive South-side wholesale liquor dealer, Peter Barth.  Miss Kindling was 18 years of age and a daughter of Louis Kindling the cigar manufacturer, and Miss Siegler was 17 years of age and a daughter of Leopold Siegler, also a cigar manufacturer on the South side.

The bodies of all four were brought to the city last night.

The published report that the sail boat belonged to the Savoys, of the hotel and fishing resort there, is denied by one of the firm who was in the city today.  He says the boat belonged to Mr. Kindling.

The funeral of Miss Martha Kindling will take place tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. from the family residence, 214 Hanover street, and those of the others Albert and Emma Barth and Bella Siegler, will take place at 4 p.m. from the residence of Peter Barth, 320 Madison street.  The interments will be at Forest Home.

The Journal correspondent at Pewaukee furnishes the following facts relative to the accident: Mr. Barth and family have been living at Rocky Point all season and were to return to Milwaukee Saturday.  Before going they invited some friends to spend the day with them, and in the midst of their pleasure occurred the saddest thing ever happening on the lake.  The parents and friends of the young people were sitting on the bank, when the boat capsized, some twenty rods from shore, but before they could reach them four were drowned, and only three of the occupants were rescued.  Young Barth and Wright had been sailing the boat for some time when they landed a party, after which those young girls begged to be taken on the lake.  They had only been gone a short time and were on the point of returning when a squall struck its sail, tipping it.  As the boat was heavily loaded with ballast it immediately sunk,, leaving its party struggling in the water.  Young Barth was an expert swimmer, but in the endeavor to save the girls was dragged to the bottom and drowned with the rest.

The citizens of Pewaukee immediately rendered all assistance they could, Alex. Caldwell got a stiff fish pole fasted three fish hooks to the end of it, and with it found the four bodies within a radius of twenty feet of each other.  The boat was a double-oared rowboat rigged with sail.  

Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, Wednesday, August 12, 1891; col E

Buried Side by Side One Funeral for Victims of the Pewaukee Accident

Four Hearses in a Long Procession to the Cemetery.

Flowers by the Wagon Load Sent to the Graves-Thousands of People Congregated at Forest Home-Many Could Not Get Inside the Gates-Touching Tributes at the Graves by Victor L. Berger and Editor Sigel-Resolutions by Societies

It will be a long time before anything approaching the scenes of the funeral yesterday of the four victims of the drowning accident at Pewaukee will be again seen in Milwaukee, and perhaps they may never be repeated.  There were four funerals in one and the crowd at Forest Home cemetery was so dense that many people were able to gain admittance.  The interest in the sad event manifested by citizens particularly those of the south side, was most intense.  Forest Home street cars were taxed to the utmost to carry the crowds and those cars not usually distinctly labeled bore cloth placards announcing their destination.  It is estimated that the crowd at the cemetery was composed between 10,000 and 15,000 people.

The procession to the cemetery was made jointly.  The body of Martha Kindling lay at the Kindling residence, 412 Hanover street, and was completely covered with flowers.  Only the fair young face was visible.  The caskets containing the bodies of Albert and Emma Barth and Clara Siegler lay side by side at the Barth residence, each one loaded with flower tributes.  That of Albert Barth had among others a floral wreath and a pillow of flowers bearing the well earned inscription of A Hero, which had been sent by members of the National Bowling club.  Flowers had also been sent by the Friday Bowling club, by the turner societies and numerous other organizations.  The red sash Albert Barth had worn as a turn officer was placed around his waist and his rapier was reverently laid across his breast.  he was to have been married to Miss Kindling a fact which tended to intensify the sadness of the tragedy by which their lives had been so suddenly cut short.  The four caskets were alike, being of grey brocaded plush.  Each bore a silver plate with the name and age of the deceased.

The funeral  procession was a very long one.  Rows of carriages stood in the vicinity of the Barth residence for a distance of over two blocks, and many despairing of getting in place in the procession drove to the cemetery in advance.  At 3:30 the casket containing the body of Miss Kindling was borne to the herse by the following pall bearers: Charles Leatsch, Herman Sper, G. Miller, H. Maurer, and Edw. Meisenheimer.  It was followed by a long line of carriages to the Barth residence, where the procession was completely made up.  The following were the pall bearers for Albert Barth, they being embers of the South Side Turners society: Rudolph Mehl, Theo Jordan, Fred heyer, Julius Albrecht, Roman Staab and Otto Heyer.  The following served for the caskets of the two young ladies: Albert Mangold, William Holstein, Carl Hase, Thomas Wright, Franz Meyer and Carl Hartmann.  The active turners of the south side society were present in a body and wore their grey suits and black sashes.  There were delegations also from the Milwaukee Turner society and the musical society.  There were over 150 carriages in the procession.

The graves had been made side by side in the northern part of Forest Home.  Before the funeral procession arrived the crowd about the open graves had become so large that it was necessary to stretch guard ropes about them to preserve a space for the funeral party.  The floral tributes were brought out by wagon loads and were placed about the graves, and as soon as the procession arrived, benches were placed near the graves for the mourners within the ropes.  Mrs. Barth sat as one dazed while the funeral orations were being made, and then gave way to hysteries, in being necessary to lead her away, Victor L. Berger, president of the South Side Turner society, and Herman Sigel, editor of the Abend Post spoke, paying touching tributes to the memory of the dead.  Mr. Berger had known Albert Barth very intimately and had always regarded him as one of nature's born noblemen and a shining example of the worthy young man.  Mr. Sigel spoke feeling of the sad affair that had terminated the young lives, and bespoke the sympathy of the many friends to comfort the parents in their immeasurable loss.  The Harmonic Singing society, under Julius Roehr, sang an appropriate selection and the pathetic burial was concluded.  It is understood that the bodies were placed together temporarily and that before long they will be removed to the lots of their respective families.

At a special meeting of the officers and directors of the Wisconsin anti-Prohibition society yesterday, resolutions of condolence were passed, copies of which will be sent the bereaved families.

Resolutions of sympathy were adopted also yesterday by the Robert Civas post, addressed to Peter Barth, the father of Albert and Emma Barth.  The document was drawn up by a committee consisting of B. Farrell, Henry Eichfeld and Adam Hollander.

 

FRANCES L. (GRIM) BARTH

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Source: unknown

Obituary: QUOTE: BARTH, FRANCES L. (GRIM), Monday, Jan. 29, 1979 aged 76 years. Beloved mother of 1 son of Milwaukee, 1 son of Cedarburg, 1 daughter of Milwaukee and 1 son of Florida. Survived by 1 sister, 2 sisters-in-law 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Services Wed. Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment, Wanderer’s Rest. Friends may call on Tues. (today) from 4 to 9 p.m. Mrs. Barth was a retired postal clerk.

 

DR. JOHN W. BARTLETT

Source: Medical Record, A Weekly Journal of Medicine and Surgery, edited by George F. Shrady. Volume 37, January 4, 1890 - June 28, 1890

A Single Interment-On November 26th last Dr. John W. Bartlett died in Los Angeles, Cal. In accordance with the terms of his will and well-known wishes, his remains were cremated and forwarded to Milwaukee by mail. They consisted of a witish powder, and were enclosed in a small rosewood box, 11 1/2 inches long, 8 inches wide, and 3 inches deep. The interment of this casket took place in Dr. Bartlett's family plot at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, on December 14th. Dr. Bartlett was born in Portsmouth, N.H., 1816. He graduated from Yale College and immediately removed to Milwaukee, and subsequently to California. he was a member of the American Medical Association for may years, vice president of it in 1872, and one of its censors for a long time. He was one of the vice-presidents of the International Medical Congress in 1876, and was president of the Wisconsin State Medical Society.

Source: New York Times December 15, 1889, Wednesday

Dr. Bartlett's Ashes
A Singular Burial in Milwaukee Cemetery
Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 14-A most peculiar burial took place here yesterday afternoon. On the 26th day of November last Dr. John W. Bartlett died in Los Angeles, Cal. In accordance with the terms of the will and oft-repeated wish of Dr. Bartlett his remains were cremated. Several days ago Charles Ilsley, President of the Marshall and Ilsley Bank, received Dr. Bartlett's remains by mail. They consisted of a whitish powder and were inclosed in a small box or casket of rosewood. This box, the coffin of the dead man, was 11 1/2 inches long, 8 inches wide, and only 3 inches deep. All that was left of Dr. Bartlett reposed within this narrow sepulcher. It has generally been understood that in cases of cremation the ashes of the departed one were to be saved in an urn and treasured within the walls of the family residences or deposited in burial vaults. This idea, however, was not favorably received by friends and relatives of the deceased, and it was decided to bury the ashes. Yesterday afternoon a number of friends of the dead man met at the residence of Mr. Ilsley, on Marshall street. At 2:30 o'clock the party left the residence bound for Forest Home Cemetery. The casket or repository of the ashes of Dr. Bartlett was neatly draped in black velvet. The party proceeded directly to Forest Home Cemetery, where arrangements had been made for their reception. A small and narrow grave which was exceedingly shallow had been dug. The small box was taken out and placed within it, and a mound smaller than that of any infant that reposed beneath the cemetery sod was raised. There were no ceremonies, and the party returned to the city as quietly as it had wended its way to the burial place. The interment took place in Dr. Bartlett's family lot, and a handsome shaft will mark the spot where his bleached ashes will rest. Upon the box in which his remains are inclosed was the simple inscription: "Dr. John w. Bartlett, died Nov. 26, 1889, aged seventy-three years." Dr. Bartlett was born in Portsmouth, N.H., in 1816. He entered Yale College in 1834 and immediately after graduating came to Milwaukee with his bride, and this was him home until he removed to California a few years ago. His standing in his profession was high. He was a member of the American Medical Association for a great many years being the Vice President in 1872 and one of its censors for a considerable time. He was made one of the Vice Presidents of the International Medical Congress in 1876, and was President of the Wisconsin State Medical Society.  

CAROLINE (Brueschaber) BECKER

Source: Unknown

Becker: Caroline (nee Brueshaber), 2911 N. 12 th st., aged 84 years beloved mother of Anna Scherr, Lilly Kohlhard and Meta Aschenbrenner, mother-in-law of Anton H. Scherr and Herman G. Aschenbrenner; also survived by 1 sister-in-law, 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services Monday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. at the August Kaufmann Funeral Home, 936 W. Center st. Interment Graceland. In state Sun., after 2 p.m. Fri. Dec 27, 1946

 

BECKMAN

Milwaukee Journal Date unknown

Pfc. Arthur Beckman, 31, killed in infantry action Dec. 21 in France. Previously reported missing. Husband of Eleanor, 2249 S. 35th st; father of Gerald, 3 and Richard, 2; son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Beckman, 2225 S. 29th st. Graduate of South Division. Employed in north side Sears-Roebuck store before entering service Jan. 13, 1944. Also survived by brother, Clarence, and sister, Mrs. Dorothy Murphy. Requium mass will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Barbara's Church.

 

JOSEPH BERTLER

Source: Milwaukee Herold und Seebote, 1 May 1899
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page

Joseph Bertler - Friend and neighbor, the sad news, that the much beloved husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather, Joseph Bertler, died on Sunday, the 29 April, after midday at 5:15, age 74 years and 3 months, after a long illness and provided with the holy last sacrament, is resting in peace. The funeral will take place Tuesday, 2 May, 8:45 in the morning, from the mourning home, No. 2007 Cherry Street, from there to St. Michaels Church. Private condolences please to the mourning and bereaved: Sophia Bertler, wife; children and bereaved.

 

SOPHIA BERTLER [NEE WOLBER]

Source: Milwaukee Herold und Seebote, 28 Apr 1903
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page

Friend and neighbor, the sad news, that the much beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother , and great-grandmother, Sophia Bertler, on Sunday 25 April, at 6:30 in the morning, age 73 years, 2 months, and 9 days, after a long serious illness and provided with the holy last sacrament, is resting in peace. The funeral will take place Tuesday, 28 April at 2:00 after mid--day, from the mourning home of her son, No. 1501 Vliet Street. From there to St. Michael Church, and then to Calvary Cemetery. Your private condolences, please: the mourning and bereaved.

 

RT. REV. LOUIS J. BILANSKY

Source: newspaper of February 13, 1945

REV. BILANSKY IS DEAD HERE - FUNERAL RITES THURSDAY

The Rt. Rev. Louis J. Bilansky, 66, a bishop of the North American Old Roman Catholic church and a priest and organizer of the Ukrainian Nation Catholic Church will be buried in Forest Home cemetery Thursday after funeral services at 11 a.m. at the Ritter chapel, 5310 W. North av. The body will be at the chapel after 6 p.m. Tuesday. Born in Austrian Poland, he studied at Lemberg university, Lwow, and later in Rome, Italy. He came to America in 1909 and was ordained into the Ukrainian Greek Catholic churches in America, serving as secretary to the bishop. In 1925 he entered the Ukrainian National Catholic church as a priest and organizer, spending the years from 1925 to 1934 in a number of large American cities.

He came to Milwaukee in 1934 and in 1938 was appointed a bishop of the North American Old Roman Catholic church. The Rev. Mr. Bilansky died Sunday at his home, 1034 S. 9th st., where he had been ill for some time.

Surviving are his wife, Julia; five daughters, Mary, Helen and Margaret Bilansky, Mrs. Olga Roche and Mrs. Virginia Mattison, and two sons, Cpl. John M. Bilansky, who has been overseas, and William Bilansky.

 

HERMAN R. BOESE

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Source: Unknown, likely Milw. Newspaper

BOESE: Herman R. [8 Apr (1874)-8 Jun 1940] 3873 N. 50th, Saturday, June 8, aged 66 years, beloved husband of Flora (nee Mueller), brother of Hannah McGowan, Mary Boese and Agnes Whitmore. Funeral Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m., at the Schmidt & Bartlett Funeral Home, 5050 W. Vliet. Interment Union. In state after 1 p.m. Monday

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MRS. LOUISE A. (RAHMLOW) BOHL

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Source: Milwaukee Journal, Milwaukee, Wi., February 6, 1961

Mrs. Louise A. BOHL, 47, Milwaukee, died of cancer Sunday at Deaconess hospital. Mrs. Bohl of had been ill for about 14 months. Born in Milwaukee, she was associated with her husband in the Midland Plastic Corp. from about 1944 to about 1950. She also was an officer of the Milwaukee Bonding Co., 212 W. Wisconsin Ave. In World War II, Mrs. Bohl was a civilian employee in the navy inspection service as an inspector of precision parts in war materials. Surviving, besides her husband are her mother, Mrs. Minnie Ramlow, and two brothers. all of Milwaukee. Services will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Lohman funeral home, 804 W. Green-field ave., followed by a requiem high mass at 9 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic church, 1705 S. 9th St. The body will be at the funeral home After 4 p.m. Tuesday. A rosary vigil will be held at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

WILBUR C. BRANDT

Source: Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc Friday March 26, 1982

Brandt
Wilbur C. Brandt, 75, a former Manitowoc resident, died Thursday, March 25, at Mount Carmel Nursing Home, Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. Arthur H. Wille will officiate with cremation to follow and burial will be Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc.

Mr. Brandt was born Oct. 31, 1906, at Manitowoc, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Brandt. He was educated at Manitowoc. He married Julia A. Panosh June 15, 1931, at Waukegan, Ill. Mr. Brandt was employed by Brandt Printing and Bindery Company and Manitowoc Shipbuilding until 1944, when the couple moved to Milwaukee. Mrs. Brandt preceded him in death April 18, 1971.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law; eight grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and four sisters.

Friends may call at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of services.

 

ERWIN WALTER BREUTZMANN

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Source: Milwaukee Journal Wed., Dec. 15, 1965

Breutzmann, Erwin Walter. Passed away Tues., Dec. 14, 1965, aged 69 years, residence 3223 S. Springfield av., beloved husband of Anna (nee Giese), father of Mary Jane Conley, father-in-law of Warren Conley, brother of Flora, Irma, Gertrude, Norma, Ben, George, Walter and Alfred; also survived by 4 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services at Niemann Sons, 2486 S. Kinnickinnic av., Fri., Dec. 17, at 1:30 pm. Interment Woodlawn cemetery. Friends may call after 4 pm Thurs. Memorials appreciated to St. Lucas church improvement fund.

 

F. C. BRIESKE

Source: date 1938 newspaper unknown probably Manitowoc County WI

F. C. Brieske Dies After Long Illness

After an illness of about a month Ferdinand C. Brieske, 61 years old town Russell farmer, son of Carl and Charlotte Brieske, died Saturday night at a Milwaukee hospital.

He was born in town Rhine, May 17, 1877. On December 29, 1904, he married Ida C. Schuler and the couple lived in New Holstein for 24 years. For the past six years they have lived on the farm home in town Russell three miles northwest of Elk Lake.

Survivors are: his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence C. (Ester) Talbot and Miss Luella Brieske, both of Milwaukee; one sister, Mrs. August Kallenberg of Plymouth; and two brothers, Charles of Glenbeulah, and Louis of Elkhart Lake. He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, at 1:30 at the home, and at 2 p.m. at St. Pauls church in the town of Russell, with Prof. Carl Ernst officiating. Burial will be made at St. John's cemetery here. The body will be at the home from Tuesday until the time of services.

 

AUGUST BRINGE

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Source: Death notice in German, source unknown, probably Milwaukee newspaper.

BRINGE, [August?] [19 Jun (1851)-3 Nov, 1898]. 47 years, 4 months and 22 days.

 

CHARLES W. BRINGE

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Source: Unknown, likely Milw. Newspaper

BRINGE---[29 Mar (1875)-15 Dec 15 1904] Thursday, Dec. 15, at 11:55 p.m., Chas. W. Bringe ; aged 29 years. Funeral Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. from residence, 667 20th St. Interment Union cemetery.

 

EDWARD BRINGE

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Source: Unknown, likely Milw. Newspaper

BRINGE---Edward, [13 Dec 1885-27 Mar 1927] beloved husband of Millie Bringe (nee Ragan) and father of Mildred, Ellen and Edward Bringe, died Sunday, Mar. 27, at 5 a.m., aged 41 years. Funeral Wednesday, Mar. 30 at 2 p.m. from O. E. Lindow funeral home, 4010 Lisbon av. Interment at Union cemetery.

 

EMMA BRINGE

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Source: Unknown, likely Milw. Newspaper

BRINGE: Emma, [11 Sep 11(1879)-3 Feb 1937] residence, 3003 N. 29th, beloved sister of August P.[!] Bringe and Marie Carus, Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 9:50 p.m. Funeral Saturday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. from O. E. Lindow Funeral Home, 4018 W. Lisbon av. Interment Union cemetery.

Obit: Miss Emma Bringe, 57, a music teacher here for more than 30 years, died Wednesday at Milwaukee hospital. Miss Bringe , a native Milwaukeean
made her home at 3003 N. Twenty-ninth st. She is survived by a brother, August [R.!] Bringe, and a sister, Mrs. Marie Carus, both of Milwaukee. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the O.E. Lindow chapel, 4018 W. Lisbon av., with burial in Union cemetery.

 

MATHILDA BRINGE

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Source: Unknown, likely Milw. Newspaper

BRINGE---Mathilda [6 Sep (1853)-18 Nov 1927]; beloved mother of Emman [sic!, i.e. Emma], August and Otto Bringe and Marie Carus, died Friday Nov 18, 1:25 a.m. at her residence, 1263 29th st, age 74 years. Funeral Monday, Nov 21 at 2 p.m. from George Weiand’s funeral home, 3408 Center st. Interment at Union cemetery. O.E. Lindow, funeral director.

 

WILLIAM F. BRINGE

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Source: Unknown, likely Milw. Newspaper

BRINGE---William F., [30 Sep (1877)-Monday, 28 Dec 1925] beloved husband of Julia Bringe, nee Thomas, and father of Lorraine and Dorothy Bringe. Monday, Dec 28, 11:45 a.m., at his residence 2316 Brown st., aged 48 years. Funeral Thursday, Dec 31 at 2 p.m. from the O. E. Lindow funeral home, 4010 Lisbon av. Interment Union cemetery.

Obit: William F. Bringe, 48, a jeweler is dead at his home 2316 Brown st., after an illness of several months. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.

Thursday at funeral rooms, 4010 Lisbon av. Burial will be in Union cemetery.
Mr. Bringe was a member of the firm of Bringe Bros., 133 Second St. Eight years ago he entered the manufacturing jewelry business, in which he continued until five months ago when poor health forced him to retire. He was a member of the Damon Lodge, Knights of Pythias; the Maccabees and
the Yeomen.

Surviving are his wife, Julia, two daughters, Lorraine and Dorothy; his mother Mathilde Bringe; three brothers, August, Otto and Edward, and two
sisters, Emma Bringe and Mrs. Marie Carus.

 

STEPHAN BROICHGANS

Source: Milwaukee Herold und Seebote, 1 Jan 1904
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page

Stephan Broichgans - Friend and neighbor, the sad news that the much beloved husband, Stephan Broichgans, at midday, the 30 December, age 55 years, 2 months, and 15 days, after a short illness, is resting in peace. The funeral will be Friday, 1 January, the 2:00 hour after midday, from the mourning home, at 40th and Galena Street, and then to Calvary Cemetery. Private condolences to the mourning, please: Maria Broichgans, wife, together with relatives.

 

DR. HARRY A. BROOKS

Milwaukee Journal (or Sentinel) Mar 21, 1965

Dr. Brooks, Dentist, Dies
Practiced 48 Years

Dr. Harry A. Brooks, 69, of 2657 1st st., a dentist for 48 years, died of a heart ailment Thursday at Mount Sinai hospital.

A graduate of the Marquette university dental school, he was a member of the Dental Association of Greater Milwaukee and Wisconsin Dental society. His office was at 2303 N. Holton st.

Survivors are his wife, Sally L; a son, and two sisters.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Ritter funeral home, 5310 W. North av., Entombment will be in Forest Hill Memorial cemetery, South Milwaukee.

 

ERNEST EDWARD BROOME

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Source: Unknown

Ernest Edward Broome, 34, was born June 16, 1911 at Shell Lake. He grew to manhood there and later with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Broome, moved to Earl, where he lived a few years. He later went to Rhinelander where he was united in marriage to Miss Ruth McQuiggin in September of 1940. They later moved to Milwaukee where he entered Muirdale Sanatorium in November of 1942, and remained there until his death on March 16, 1945. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, and a daughter; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Broome, of Earl; and three sisters, Mrs. Henry Keitgard [sic] of Rhinelander; Mrs. Clayton McTaggert of Earl and Mrs. Keith Ingbretson of Spooner. His infant son, Billy, preceded him in death. Burial was in the Milwaukee cemetery.

 

MARIA BRUESCHABER

Source: Unknown

Brueshaber: Maria, 2969 N. 48th st., passed away Wed., Dec. 8, aged 80 years, beloved mother of Ida Wachholz and mother-in-law of William J. Wachholz; survived by 3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Services Sat., Dec. 11, at 1:30 p.m. at Louis Kaufmann & Sons Funeral Home, 4803 W. Burleigh st. Interment Wanderer's Rest. In state after 2 p.m. Thurs. Dec. 9, 1942

 

ALIDA BRUIN

Source: Pella's Weekblad, dated Mar 4, 1871 located in Plaatselijk Nieuws, Pella, Iowa
Contributed by researcher. No name included with the submission.

Died in Milwaukee, Wis. on the 30th of January 1871, Alida Bruin, born Peters, 49 years and 3 months. Wife of Wm. Bruin.

 

EDWARD J. BRUMDER

Source unknown, probably from a Sun City, AZ newspaper, or a Milwaukee, WI newspaper.

Age 91, Died Jan. 20, 1998 at the Forum at Desert Harbor, Peoria, AZ. He is survived by 3 children, 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. His wife, Marion Briggs Brumder died in 1996. He was the son of the late George Frederic and Thekla Wollaeger Brumder. A Memorial Service will be held at Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church, 11025 N. 111th Ave., Sun City, AZ on Fri. Feb 6 at 11 AM. Interment will be at Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee in the summer. The family suggests memorials to University School of Milwaukee, 2100 W. Fairy Chasm Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53217 and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 1309 Beacon St., Brookline MA, 02146.

Mr. Brumder was the grandson of George Brumder, monarch of the German-American Press, emigrated from Alsace, France, in 1857 and gave national prominence in the late 1800's as publisher of the world's largest German language newspaper empire, consisting of 10 daily and weekly publications at a time when 1/3 of Americans were from Germany and 1/2 of the population of the Midwest was of German extraction.

Edward Brumder had been chairman and president of the North American Press, an offshoot of the Germania Publishing Co. before retiring to Arizona in 1965. He attended the German-English Academy and graduated from Milwaukee University School. At Cornell University, from which he graduated in 1929, he was a member of the Cornell Track Team, Chi Psi Fraternity, and the Sphinx Head Society. He was a past president of Milwaukee Hospital, the Wisconsin Club, Employing Printers Assoc., Graphic Arts Assoc. and a member of Rotary Club of Milwaukee, the University Club of Milwaukee, Chenequa Country Club, Pine Lake Yacht Club and Sun City Country Club.

 

CATHERINE (KELLEY) BURKHARDT

Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page

Source: Milwaukee Journal, Dec. 12, 1960

BURKHARDT, Catherine (nee KELLEY) Dec. 10, 1960 age 56 years, beloved sister and aunt also survived by other relatives. Funeral From Bret Funeral Home, 2001 W. Wisconsin at 8:30 a.m. to St. Rose Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

EDWARD S. BURROUGHS

Source: Newspaper Unknown

According to the family the paper made a mistake in regard to his age. The headline says "53" and they claim the correct age at time of death was 56

Family wrote next to copy of obit the date, July 26, 1941
VILLAGE HEAD OF PEWAUKEE DIED, AGED 53
Burroughs, Known as 'Mayor'', Also Dealt in Leather

Edward S. Burroughs, 53, leather good manufacturer here for many years and "mayor" of Pewaukee, where he had been a resident for 30 years, died Friday at the Waukesha Memorial hospital after a three months' illness.

To Pewaukeeans he was known as mayor although his legal title was village president. Besides his municipal duties and those of his leather goods business at 504 N. Water st., Mr. Burroughs operated the Lake View Beach hotel at Pewaukee for many years.

The Burroughs family has been identified with leather merchandise business here since 1867, when Mr. Burroughs' father, the late George Burroughs, started to manufacture trunks.

BORN IN MILWAUKEE

The son, Edward, was affiliated with his father for some years before organizing his own company.

Mr. Burroughs was born in Milwaukee and attended the old Seventh Ward school and the old East Side High school. He achieved a reputation as a baseball player in the city semi-pro league more than 30 years ago. In 1936 he was elected to his first term as village president of Pewaukee and was re-elected for the next three years. In 1940 he was defeated, but he made a successful comeback last spring.

He was a member of the Pewaukee Episcopal church, of which his father was one of the founders and was affiliated with the Masonic lodge and the Kiwanis club of the village.

BURIAL ON MONDAY

The body will lie in state at the Hanson funeral chapel, Pewaukee, until 10 a. m. Monday and thereafter at the Masonic temple until the funeral hour, 2 p.m.. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rose Burroughs; a sister, Mrs. Herbert Darrick, Cambridge, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews, including LeRoy Burroughs, an Episcopal minister at Ames, Ia.

 

GEORGE BURROUGHS

October 8, 1921.

PIONEER TRUNK MAKER IS DEAD
George Burroughs Dropped Earth on Coffin of Abraham Lincoln

George Burroughs, pioneer resident and trunk manufacturer, died at his home early Saturday morning at the age of 79 years. He had been suffering from heart trouble for some time. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday afternoon from St. Paul's church where services will be conducted at 2 o'clock.

Born in England in 1842 Mr. Burroughs attended a branch of the London University until he was 15. Then an uncle, who had been the pioneer grocer of Chicago, returned for a visit after having made a fortune. His account of the possibilities of the new world set the heart of the young boy aflame with desires to come to America.

COMES TO MILWAUKEE

Burroughs went to Chicago with his uncle and was apprenticed to a miller for two years after which he learned trunk making. He succeeded fairly well and went home for a visit, where he was married. He returned to Chicago. Shortly afterward with $2,000 of his savings in his pocket he came to Milwaukee in 1867 and opened a trunk factory of East Water street where the present large store of the concern stands.

Several years ago Mr. Burroughs retired. During the fifty-five years he had lived in Milwaukee he had been interested in many clubs and civic organizations. He was a member of the Old Settlers and a Mason of high degree.

KNEW CECIL RHODES
Among the interesting events of his life were his friendship during his early years of Cecil Rhodes, founder of the Rhodes scholarship at Oxford and his marching in the funeral procession of Abraham Lincoln and throwing dirt on his coffin.

Surviving Mr. Burroughs are his widow, three sons, William W. and Edward S. Burroughs of Milwaukee and Augusta l. Burroughs of California; and two daughters, Mrs. H. E. Derrick of New York, and Mrs. Dear R. Williams of Milwaukee.

DEATH CALLS EARLY SETTLER

Source: October 8, 1921 Milwaukee Newspaper

George Burroughs, 79, retired head of George Burroughs & Sons, trunk manufactuerers, early settler and prominent Mason, died at his home, 462 Webster pl early Saturday.

Mr. Burroughs came to Milwaukee from England, in 1867 and founded the trunk manufactory with which was connected for fifty years. During that time, it was his boast that he never laid off a man. Several employes (THEIR MISSPELLING) have worked for the Burroughs company for more than a half century.v

Srvices (sic) will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal church at 2 p.m. Wednesday with burial in Forest Home cemetery. Mr. Burroughs is survived by five children, William W. and Edward S., Milwaukee; August L., Los Angeles; Mrs. Dean R. Williams, Milwaukee; and Mrs. H. E. Derrick, New York.

 

GEORGE F. BURROUGHS

EPISCOPAL RECTOR DIES AFTER 3 MONTHS' ILLNESS

Source: probably Milwaukee Paper dated: October 21, 1917
Submitted to Forest Home Cemetery archives

Rev. George F. Burroughs Victim of Lingering Malady at age of 48 years.
After a lingering illness of nearly three months Rev. George Frederic Burroughs, rector of St. Andrews' Episcopal church, Thirty-third and Lloyd streets, died on Sunday at his home, 723 Thirty-fourth street, at the age of 48 years.

For nearly twenty years he had been pastor of St. Andrew's church, which church he founded on St. Andrew's day, Nov. 30, 1897. The congregation started with about five members and at present numbers about 450 members.

Rev. Burroughs was greatly loved by all who knew him and those to whom he ministered considered him as a loving pastor and a self-sacrificing man. He labored continually among his people never faltering until the middle of July of this year when he was persuaded to take a rest. From this time on he gradually became weaker until finally death resulted.
He was the oldest resident clergyman in the city, having been ordained as a priest in 1898, by Rt. Rev. I. L. Nicholson. For many years he was registrar of the Milwaukee diocese and in 1911 was delegate to the missionary council of the fifth department. In his boyhood he was choirboy at All Saints' cathedral.

He is survived by a wife, Mrs. Minnie Davis Burroughs, and a son, Le Roy. He was the son of George Burroughs of the Burroughs Trunk factory.
The funeral will be held from the church of which Rev. Mr. Burroughs was pastor. Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Bishop W. W. Webb and Canon H. E. St. George will have charge of the services which will be attended by numerous clergymen from all parts of the city.

Mr. Burroughs gave a prayer book to all of the boys who entered the army from his parish, bearing this quotation: "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course."

 

PROF. BURSTALT

Source: The Daily Freeman and Republican, Waukesha, Wisconsin, June 24, 1890

---- TIRED OF LOOKING ON ----
Prof. Burstalt, of Milwaukee, Gives His Reason for Committing Suicide. Milwaukee, June 24-- Prof. P. F. Burstalt, a well known German linguist, committed suicide by shooting Monday. In a letter to the coroner he said that for forty years he had been but a spectator in this life and that he was tired of looking on. He gave minute details of the desired disposition of his remains. He came to this country as a traveling companion of Alexander von (sic) Humboldt, the eminent naturalist, and served in the Mexican and late war, coming out of the latter a Lieutenant. Though he lived almost in poverty he would not apply for a pension.