Death Notices and Obituary Index
For Milwaukee and the Surrounding Communities
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Source: The Milwaukee Journal, Friday, March 27, 1896; col F
Killed While Hunting Henry Paul of Pewaukee Accidentally Shoots Himself with a Shotgun
Henry Paul, aged 18, of Milwaukee died at the Emergency hospital today from the effects of a gunshot wound in the thigh. He was reloading his gun in a boat at Pewaukee yesterday afternoon when the accident occurred and the charge passed directly into his body. He was brought to the hospital last night.
PETLICK: Tuesday, May 18, at 4:20 a.m., William Petlick, beloved Husband of 32 years 1 month and 28 days. Funeral Friday, May 21, at 8:30 a.m. from residence 576 2nd Ave. to St. Anthony’s Church. Interment Trinity Church.
MRS. JULIA PFLIEGER
Source: Wausau Daily Record-Herald [Wausau, Marathon Co. WI], Monday July 27, 1936, Page 4
Mrs. Julia Pflieger, 52, nee Bailey, Rothschild, died at her home this morning after a long illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock at home and at 9 o'clock at St. James church here, interment in St. Joseph cemetery following. The Rev. T. F. Doyle will officiate.
Mrs. Pflieger was born July 7, 1884, in Manitowoc. She was married in 1903 in Milwaukee to Edward Pflieger, who survives her, and has lived at Rothschild for thirty-two years. Also surviving are two sons, Edward and William Pflieger, Rothschild; one sister, Mrs. William Hewitt, Rothschild; one brother, Arthur Bailey, whose address is unknown; and four grandchildren.
Source: Juneau County Argus [New Lisbon, Juneau Co., WI], Thursday May 1, 1884, Page 3 Column 4
Mrs. PLACE, aged 74 years, mother of Charles Place, who moved from this village to Sioux Falls, Dakota, a few months ago, died at that place recently. The remains passed through New Lisbon yesterday on the way to Milwaukee for interment. She will be remembered as a longtime resident of this village, and the family will have the sympathy of the community.
Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) Monday, May 22, 1899; pg. 3; col A
First Hollander to Settle Here
Jan Pleyte Laid to Rest Today at Union Cemetery
He and His wife located in Milwaukee in the Year 1846
His wife, eleven children and Twenty-Eight grandchildren Living
The funeral of Jan Pleyte, who was the oldest Hollander in the city and the first of the Netherlands to settle in Milwaukee, took place this afternoon from his late residence, 592 Twentieth street to Union cemetery.
Jan Pleyte was born in Holland in 1818 and his early life was spent in that country. In 1845 he was married and the same year he brought his bride to America. They lived in New York for a time and then, hearing of the great opportunities offered in the west started for Wisconsin, and on May 5, 1846, landed in Milwaukee.
He built a little shanty near where the Pabst brewery now stands and lived there until 1848, when he built a house on the site where he lived at the time of his death.
The land was purchased from Samuel Brown and was a portion of the Brown grant.
A year ago las fall Mr. Pleyte celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his taking up his residence in the Ninth ward. He was a gardener by trade and spent much of his time with his plants and vegetables. IN the early days he did a large garden truck business.
Seven years ago Mr. Pleyte was taken ill with catarrh of the stomach. Last year quick consumption developed, and it resulted in his death Saturday. He leaves a wife, eleven children and twenty-eight grandchildren.
KATHERINE N. POELLMANN
Source: Milwaukee Journal, April 5, 1982
POELLMANN, Katherine N. Born to eternal life Sat., April 3, 1982, aged 84 years. Beloved wife of the late Arnold Poellmann. Loving mother of 2 children. Proud grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 1 great-Grandchild. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and Friends. Katherine was an active member of the Third Order of St. Francis, the Legion of Mary, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and Christian Mothers.
Katherine began her career as a teacher for the city of Milwaukee, later working for the Milwaukee County Civil Service Commission and the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds for a number of years and concluded her long active career as Secretary to Christ King Parish in Wauwatosa.
17 Aug 1893-27 Sep 1999
Cora was born on August 17, 1893 on a farm in Waterville, Mississippi, the oldest of four children. She has been married four times and divorced twice. She has always advised: "If your husband abuses you, you leave." She did that herself, twice. She had one son whom she raised alone. "Women can do anything they want if they put their mind to it," she says.
Cora, a seamstress, made and sold clothes. She helped found her church, Mt. Leobon, and made all the choir robes from patterns she designed. She helped raise her nieces and nephews and, in her 80s, her grandchildren. She was called the "best cook in town" and in her 70s learned to drive a car. Cora has always moved with the times.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) - October 1, 1999
CORA ELIZABETH PRIEST, 106, of Wauwatosa, Wis., formerly of Memphis, homemaker, died of pneumonia Monday in Wauwatosa. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in New Park Cemetery. Forest Hill Funeral Home Midtown has charge. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Priest, the widow of Lewis Brown and Jim Priest, leaves a sister, Alsie Fizer of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother, Wallace Lyles of Raven, Ohio; a granddaughter who cared for her, Mary Mosby of Wauwatosa, two other grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Source: Der Nord Westen (Manitowoc, Wis), 09 Apr. 1908
Fred Puls, a former Town Kossuth [Manitowc County] farmer, died Sunday in Milwaukee where he had moved about six years ago.
Source: Milwaukee Herold, 5 Feb 1929
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page
Karl Quast -- Friend and neighbor, the sad news that the much beloved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, and brother-in-law, Karl Quast, on Sunday, 3 February, 2:00 in the morning, age 78 years, 6 months, and 7 days, after a short illness, is resting in peace. The funeral will be Wednesday, 6 February, 2:30 after midday, from the funeral home of Fred. W. Wedig and Sons, 1018 3rd Street, from there to Evergreen Cemetery. Private condolences please, to the mourning and bereaved: Caroline Quast, born Lentz, wife: Albertine Rechlin, born Quast, Emil Karl Jr., Fred., Clara Schwartz, born Quast, and Emma Klein, born Quast, children; together with daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, brother, mourning and bereaved.
If my powers break,
my breath issues heavily,
and [I] can no more words speak,
Lord, accept my sighing.
(Hymn text: Christus, der ist mein Leben, vor 1608, vs 4)