Death Notices and Obituary Index

For Milwaukee and the Surrounding Communities

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

See also Waukesha Obituaries
Milwaukee County Obits (offsite link)
Milwaukee Sentinel,Journal Death Notice Index (offsite link)
Milwaukee Obit Archives June 2001 (offsite link)
Milwaukee Obit Archives before June 2001 (offsite link)
Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel Obituaries (Fee Charged for archived obits)

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WALTER H. SAEGER

newspaper unknown

Saeger, Walter H.br> Sun. July 22nd, age 75 years, beloved husband of Margaret (nee Lohse). Dear father of two sons and one daughter, four sisters and one brother. Also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives. Complete Services Tuesday July 24th at 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Interment Wisconsin Memorial Park. Visitation Tues. 4-8 P.M. Krause Funeral Home 9020 W. Capital Dr.

 

WALTER WALACE SAEGER, Sr.

Son of Walter H. and Margaret
b. June 2, 1929 Milwaukee
d. June 23, 1994
Lived in Milwaukee until 1990
Serive Wed. June 29, 1994 11 AM
Vista Verde Mortuary Chapel
Rev. John Foster Officiating Rio Rancho United Methodist Church
Interment Vista Verde Memorial Park, Fresno, CA

 

JOHN JOS. SALB

Source: Milwaukee Herold und Seebote, 22 Oct 1901
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page

Died on Saturday, 19 October, 1901. Burial Tuesday, 22 October, 10:00 in the morning, from the mourning house, No. 621 3rd Avenue, to St. Anthony Church, and then to Calvary Cemetery.

 

ANGELINA SANDERSON

Newark Advocate (Newark OH) December 29, 1838; Issue 19; col F

The Milwaukee Sentinel of the 6th inst. records the death of Angelina Sanderson daughter of Capt. J. Sanderson of that town. The circumstances attending the death of the child were heart rending indeed. The mother tied her in a chair and set her near the stove for the purpose of keeping her warm for a few moments when she heard the child cry; she hastened to the babe and to her horror found the child leaning against the stove! The infant had turned the chair over and brought its face in contact with the stove from which she was unable to move. Her face and breast were horribly burned so that she expired in about forty-eight hours in the most distressing pain and was thus delivered from her sufferings.

 

ANTON SAUER

Source: Der Nord Westen (Manitowoc, Wis), 04 Nov. 1909

Anton Shauer of Tisch Mills has died in Milwaukee following an operation. He has been serving in the U.S. Army for the last 9 years, the last year as Secretary of the General Quartermaster in Manila, Philippines. He was on leave to come home and fell ill during the journey. When he reached Milwaukee he had to undergo the operation which led to his death. His body was brought to Tisch Mills for burial.

 

JOSEF E. SAUTER

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - June 19, 2001

Sauter, Josef E. 102. Passed Away Monday, June 18, 2001. Preceded by his wife Amalie, sons Thaddaeus and Martin. Survived by daughter-in-law Aurelia, grandson Thomas (Barbara), great-grandson Joseph, granddaughter Monica (Peter) and grandson Jacob, many relatives and friends. Visitation at the Funeral Home Wed. June 20 9-10 AM. Funeral Services 10 AM. Burial Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. KRAUSE FUNERAL HOME and Cremation Services 9000 W. Capitol Dr. (414)464-4640

 

MRS. CAROLINE SCHANEK

Source: Der Nord Westen, Manitowoc Wisconsin 05 July 1900

Sudden death recently of Mrs. Caroline Schanek in Milwaukee at age 53. The funeral was held the morning of Tues. before last in the Catholic Cemetery there. The deceased was a sister of Manitowoc residents Mrs. Joseph Hoyer, Mrs. Phil. Roth and Mrs. Peter Weber.

 

JOSEPH SCHEER

The Milwaukee Journal Wednesday June 27, 1956

Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page

SCHEER: Joseph, formerly of 1811 W. Wright, recently of 2736-A N. 60th st., passed away Tues., June 26, aged 63 years, beloved husband of Agnes (nee Bartlein), dear father of Sylvester J., Joseph H., and Robert M. Scheer, brother of Mrs. Johanna Jacobs and Jack Scheer, both of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Mary Peterson of Minneapolis, Minn., son-in-law of Mrs. Pauline Bartlein of Milwaukee; further survived by 3 daughters-in-law, 6 grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral services Fri., June 29, at 8:30 a.m. from the funeral home of Frank Zwaska & Son, corner of N. 24th and W. Center sts. To St. Catherine's church at 9 a.m. Interment Holy Cross. In state Thurs, after 2 p.m. Vigil for Holy Name Society of St. Catherine's church, thurs, at 8 p.m. Also a member of the Royal League No. 40.

 

ADAM SCHERER

Source: Der Nord Westen (Manitowoc, Wis), 03 Sept. 1896

Death in Milwaukee Sun. morning of Adam Scherer, son of Henry Scherer, Sr. of Manitowoc. The deceased, a compositor who learned his trade in the Nord Westen Office but has worked in Milwaukee for some time, has been ill for the last couple of years and had to give up his work. He was 38 yrs. 5 mos. 20 days of age and is survived by his parents here in Manitowoc, by many sisters, and by his widow and 2 children. The burial took place Tues. in Milwaukee.

 

CHRISTIAN (CHRISTOPH?) SCHMIDT

Source: Der Nord Westen (Manitowoc, Wis), 16 Apr. 1908

(From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 13 Apr.)

Mrs. John Wilsmann traveled to Milwaukee last week to attend a funeral of her uncle there, Christian Schmidt. The funeral was conducted from the residence of Dr. Buschmann, who used to live here but moved to Milwaukee several years ago where he has built a fine practice.

Source: Der Nord Westen (Manitowoc, Wis), 16 Apr. 1908

August Schmidt was summoned to Milwaukee by telegram last week by the death of his 80-year old brother Christoph. The deceased was a former resident of our county. His body was shipped to Topeka, Kansas, for burial.

 

DOROTHY E. (Bringe) SCHMIDT

Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page

Source: Unknown, likely Milw. Newspaper

SCHMIDT, Dorothy E. [22 Aug 1905-18 Jan 1984]; Nee Bringe. Passed away Jan. 18, 1984. Age 78 years. Dear mother of Donald E. (Beverly) and Richard W. Grandmother of Michael A. and Wayne T. Sister of Lorraine Bringe. Body donated to Medical College of Wisconsin.

 

JOSEPH SCHMIDT

Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page

Source: Unknown, likely Milw. Newspaper

SCHMIDT: Joseph, [29 Oct (1873)-6 July 1942] 1941, S. 21st . beloved husband of Emilie (nee Holk), father of Ervin Schmidt and Lillian Shervis, father-in-law of Dorothy Schmidt and John Shervis; also survived by 3 grandchildren, 1 brother, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and other relatives; passed away Monday, July 6, 1942, at the age of 68 years. Services Thursday, July 9, at 2 p.m., from Evangelical St. Paul’s church on S. 24th and W. Merrill sts. Interment Arlington cemetery. Will lie in state at Schattsschneider Funeral Home, 1655 S. Muskego av., Tuesday, 3 p.m., till Thursday, 10 a.m.; in church at 11 a.m. till time of service.

 

RUDOLPH H. SCHMIDT

Appeared in Cedarburg News Feb 7, 1883

Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page

OBITUARY

We have already noticed in the last No. of the NEWS the death of Rudolph H. SMITH (should be SCHMIDT), Esq., of Grafton, which occurred at half past seven o'clock on 29th of last month surrounded by his family. The immediate cause of his death was consumption brought on by a throat disease. He was born at Stargardt in Prussia on the 8th day of July 1833, and was consequently in his 50th year, when he died. His father, who died in Shoeneck in Prussia was County and city Judge. The deceased received a good academical education and quitted school in August 1837; this enabled him to pass his examination for the one year military service in Prussia, which he absolved as corporal from 1846 to 1847. He emigrated to the United States in 1849 and married his first wife in Milwaukee, Miss Helen WIDMEYER, who died in Grafton in the year 1868, where he afterwards married Miss Louise SANDEL, who survives him with five children, while from the first marriage one son remains who is station agent at Grafton. Mr. SCHMIDT after keeping a country store in Thienville and Hamilton, settled finally in Grafton in 1852, where he was engaged in mercantile business.

He held the office of Justice of the peace continually for over 25 years and until his death. He was buried on the 1st, of this month at Grafton, after the funeral oration in the Saint Joseph church upon the Catholic Cemetery followed to the grave by his family and a large number of friends.

 

RUPERT P. SCHMITT

, 1890-1953

Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page

Source: Milwaukee Journal, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1953

Ailment Fatal to Mr. Schmitt. Church Art Expert Services for Rupert P. Schmitt, Sr., 62, nationally known authority on ecclesiastical decorations, will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Becker Funeral Home, 5330 W. Lisbon Ave., and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Jude’s Church, Wauwatosa. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. The body will be at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Schmitt, president of the Conrad Schmitt Studios, 1325 S. 43rd St., died of a heart ailment Sunday t his home, 8212 Rocky Way, Wauwatosa. He had been under a doctors’ care the last two years. Mr. Schmitt decorated and fashioned stained glass windows for some of the leading churches in America, including Sacred Heart Church, Tampa, Fla., Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus, Ga., and St. Louis Cathedral, St. Louis, Mo. He received the craftsmanship award of the Baltimore (Md.) Building Congress for stained glass windows he installed in the Old Baltimore Cathedral. He was a leader in reviving ancient fresco techniques for Church murals and medieval style and stained glass. Mr. Schmitt believed that every church should be decorated as a unit, with one artist making both the decorations and the stained glass windows so that an essential harmony of style would be maintained. He also believed that glass workers always should adhere in the existing style or architecture of a structure in designing window.

Mr. Schmitt made several trips to Europe to study architecture and decorations of churches there. Before World War II, when a German invasion of France was feared, he went to France to help remove the windows of the Chartres Cathedral in order to study the glass closely. It was then, associates said, that he realized the real beauty of glass as it was used in medieval structures. The Schmitt Studios made six stained glass windows which were installed in the Franciscan monastery in Washington, D.C. in 1940. It was said then, that a new style in church windows has been introduced. Mr. Schmitt called it a modern adaptation of the renaissance style. It was described as having the grace of the renaissance while being as simple as the medieval style of stained glass. Mr. Schmitt was a native of Milwaukee. He studied at Marquette Univ. from 1905 to 1907. He became associated in business in 1907 with his father, the late Conrad Schmitt, founder of the studios. It is the oldest stained glass firm in the city. Mr. Schmitt had been president of the firm since 1940. He was president of the American Stained Glass Assoc. from 1950 to 1952, and he was a charter member of the Kiwanis Inter-national , the Milwaukee Society of Decorators and St. Jude’s Church, and he was a member of the church’s Holy[ U ] [ V ] [ W ] [ Y ] [ Z ]

 

WALTER H. SAEGER

newspaper unknown

Saeger, Walter H.br> Sun. July 22nd, age 75 years, beloved husband of Margaret (nee Lohse). Dear father of two sons and one daughter, four sisters and one brother. Also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives. Complete Services Tuesday July 24th at 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Interment Wisconsin Memorial Park. Visitation Tues. 4-8 P.M. Krause Funeral Home 9020 W. Capital Dr.

 

WALTER WALACE SAEGER, Sr.

Son of Walter H. and Margaret
b. June 2, 1929 Milwaukee
d. June 23, 1994
Lived in Milwaukee until 1990
Serive Wed. June 29, 1994 11 AM
Vista Verde Mortuary Chapel
Rev. John Foster Officiating Rio Rancho United Methodist Church
Interment Vista Verde Memorial Park, Fresno, CA

 

JOHN JOS. SALB

Source: Milwaukee Herold und Seebote, 22 Oct 1901
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page

Died on Saturday, 19 October, 1901. Burial Tuesday, 22 October, 10:00 in the morning, from the mourning house, No. 621 3rd Avenue, to St. Anthony Church, and then to Calvary Cemetery.

 

ANGELINA SANDERSON

Newark Advocate (Newark OH) December 29, 1838; Issue 19; col F

The Milwaukee Sentinel of the 6th inst. records the death of Angelina Sanderson daughter of Capt. J. Sanderson of that town. The circumstances attending the death of the child were heart rending indeed. The mother tied her in a chair and set her near the stove for the purpose of keeping her warm for a few moments when she heard the child cry; she hastened to the babe and to her horror found the child leaning against the stove! The infant had turned the chair over and brought its face in contact with the stove from which she was unable to move. Her face and breast were horribly burned so that she expired in about forty-eight hours in the most distressing pain and was thus delivered from her sufferings.

 

ANTON SAUER

Source: Der Nord Westen (Manitowoc, Wis), 04 Nov. 1909

Anton Shauer of Tisch Mills has died in Milwaukee following an operation. He has been serving in the U.S. Army for the last 9 years, the last year as Secretary of the General Quartermaster in Manila, Philippines. He was on leave to come home and fell ill during the journey. When he reached Milwaukee he had to undergo the operation which led to his death. His body was brought to Tisch Mills for burial.

 

JOSEF E. SAUTER

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - June 19, 2001

Sauter, Josef E. 102. Passed Away Monday, June 18, 2001. Preceded by his wife Amalie, sons Thaddaeus and Martin. Survived by daughter-in-law Aurelia, grandson Thomas (Barbara), great-grandson Joseph, granddaughter Monica (Peter) and grandson Jacob, many relatives and friends. Visitation at the Funeral Home Wed. June 20 9-10 AM. Funeral Services 10 AM. Burial Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. KRAUSE FUNERAL HOME and Cremation Services 9000 W. Capitol Dr. (414)464-4640

 

MRS. CAROLINE SCHANEK

Source: Der Nord Westen, Manitowoc Wisconsin 05 July 1900

Sudden death recently of Mrs. Caroline Schanek in Milwaukee at age 53. The funeral was held the morning of Tues. before last in the Catholic Cemetery there. The deceased was a sister of Manitowoc residents Mrs. Joseph Hoyer, Mrs. Phil. Roth and Mrs. Peter Weber.

 

JOSEPH SCHEER

The Milwaukee Journal Wednesday June 27, 1956

Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page

SCHEER: Joseph, formerly of 1811 W. Wright, recently of 2736-A N. 60th st., passed away Tues., June 26, aged 63 years, beloved husband of Agnes (nee Bartlein), dear father of Sylvester J., Joseph H., and Robert M. Scheer, brother of Mrs. Johanna Jacobs and Jack Scheer, both of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Mary Peterson of Minneapolis, Minn., son-in-law of Mrs. Pauline Bartlein of Milwaukee; further survived by 3 daughters-in-law, 6 grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral services Fri., June 29, at 8:30 a.m. from the funeral home of Frank Zwaska & Son, corner of N. 24th and W. Center sts. To St. Catherine's church at 9 a.m. Interment Holy Cross. In state Thurs, after 2 p.m. Vigil for Holy Name Society of St. Catherine's church, thurs, at 8 p.m. Also a member of the Royal League No. 40.

 

ADAM SCHERER

Source: Der Nord Westen (Manitowoc, Wis), 03 Sept. 1896

Death in Milwaukee Sun. morning of Adam Scherer, son of Henry Scherer, Sr. of Manitowoc. The deceased, a compositor who learned his trade in the Nord Westen Office but has worked in Milwaukee for some time, has been ill for the last couple of years and had to give up his work. He was 38 yrs. 5 mos. 20 days of age and is survived by his parents here in Manitowoc, by many sisters, and by his widow and 2 children. The burial took place Tues. in Milwaukee.

 

CHRISTIAN (CHRISTOPH?) SCHMIDT

Source: Der Nord Westen (Manitowoc, Wis), 16 Apr. 1908

(From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 13 Apr.)

Mrs. John Wilsmann traveled to Milwaukee last week to attend a funeral of her uncle there, Christian Schmidt. The funeral was conducted from the residence of Dr. Buschmann, who used to live here but moved to Milwaukee several years ago where he has built a fine practice.

Source: Der Nord Westen (Manitowoc, Wis), 16 Apr. 1908

August Schmidt was summoned to Milwaukee by telegram last week by the death of his 80-year old brother Christoph. The deceased was a former resident of our county. His body was shipped to Topeka, Kansas, for burial.

 

DOROTHY E. (Bringe) SCHMIDT

Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page

Source: Unknown, likely Milw. Newspaper

SCHMIDT, Dorothy E. [22 Aug 1905-18 Jan 1984]; Nee Bringe. Passed away Jan. 18, 1984. Age 78 years. Dear mother of Donald E. (Beverly) and Richard W. Grandmother of Michael A. and Wayne T. Sister of Lorraine Bringe. Body donated to Medical College of Wisconsin.

 

JOSEPH SCHMIDT

Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page

Source: Unknown, likely Milw. Newspaper

SCHMIDT: Joseph, [29 Oct (1873)-6 July 1942] 1941, S. 21st . beloved husband of Emilie (nee Holk), father of Ervin Schmidt and Lillian Shervis, father-in-law of Dorothy Schmidt and John Shervis; also survived by 3 grandchildren, 1 brother, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and other relatives; passed away Monday, July 6, 1942, at the age of 68 years. Services Thursday, July 9, at 2 p.m., from Evangelical St. Paul’s church on S. 24th and W. Merrill sts. Interment Arlington cemetery. Will lie in state at Schattsschneider Funeral Home, 1655 S. Muskego av., Tuesday, 3 p.m., till Thursday, 10 a.m.; in church at 11 a.m. till time of service.

 

RUDOLPH H. SCHMIDT

Appeared in Cedarburg News Feb 7, 1883

Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page

OBITUARY

We have already noticed in the last No. of the NEWS the death of Rudolph H. SMITH (should be SCHMIDT), Esq., of Grafton, which occurred at half past seven o'clock on 29th of last month surrounded by his family. The immediate cause of his death was consumption brought on by a throat disease. He was born at Stargardt in Prussia on the 8th day of July 1833, and was consequently in his 50th year, when he died. His father, who died in Shoeneck in Prussia was County and city Judge. The deceased received a good academical education and quitted school in August 1837; this enabled him to pass his examination for the one year military service in Prussia, which he absolved as corporal from 1846 to 1847. He emigrated to the United States in 1849 and married his first wife in Milwaukee, Miss Helen WIDMEYER, who died in Grafton in the year 1868, where he afterwards married Miss Louise SANDEL, who survives him with five children, while from the first marriage one son remains who is station agent at Grafton. Mr. SCHMIDT after keeping a country store in Thienville and Hamilton, settled finally in Grafton in 1852, where he was engaged in mercantile business.

He held the office of Justice of the peace continually for over 25 years and until his death. He was buried on the 1st, of this month at Grafton, after the funeral oration in the Saint Joseph church upon the Catholic Cemetery followed to the grave by his family and a large number of friends.

 

RUPERT P. SCHMITT

, 1890-1953

Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page

Source: Milwaukee Journal, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1953

Ailment Fatal to Mr. Schmitt. Church Art Expert Services for Rupert P. Schmitt, Sr., 62, nationally known authority on ecclesiastical decorations, will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Becker Funeral Home, 5330 W. Lisbon Ave., and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Jude’s Church, Wauwatosa. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. The body will be at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Schmitt, president of the Conrad Schmitt Studios, 1325 S. 43rd St., died of a heart ailment Sunday t his home, 8212 Rocky Way, Wauwatosa. He had been under a doctors’ care the last two years. Mr. Schmitt decorated and fashioned stained glass windows for some of the leading churches in America, including Sacred Heart Church, Tampa, Fla., Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus, Ga., and St. Louis Cathedral, St. Louis, Mo. He received the craftsmanship award of the Baltimore (Md.) Building Congress for stained glass windows he installed in the Old Baltimore Cathedral. He was a leader in reviving ancient fresco techniques for Church murals and medieval style and stained glass. Mr. Schmitt believed that every church should be decorated as a unit, with one artist making both the decorations and the stained glass windows so that an essential harmony of style would be maintained. He also believed that glass workers always should adhere in the existing style or architecture of a structure in designing window.

Mr. Schmitt made several trips to Europe to study architecture and decorations of churches there. Before World War II, when a German invasion of France was feared, he went to France to help remove the windows of the Chartres Cathedral in order to study the glass closely. It was then, associates said, that he realized the real beauty of glass as it was used in medieval structures. The Schmitt Studios made six stained glass windows which were installed in the Franciscan monastery in Washington, D.C. in 1940. It was said then, that a new style in church windows has been introduced. Mr. Schmitt called it a modern adaptation of the renaissance style. It was described as having the grace of the renaissance while being as simple as the medieval style of stained glass. Mr. Schmitt was a native of Milwaukee. He studied at Marquette Univ. from 1905 to 1907. He became associated in business in 1907 with his father, the late Conrad Schmitt, founder of the studios. It is the oldest stained glass firm in the city. Mr. Schmitt had been president of the firm since 1940. He was president of the American Stained Glass Assoc. from 1950 to 1952, and he was a charter member of the Kiwanis Inter-national , the Milwaukee Society of Decorators and St. Jude’s Church, and he was a member of the church’s HolyoticesU.php#Y">[ Y ] [ Z ]

 

WALTER H. SAEGER

newspaper unknown

Saeger, Walter H.br> Sun. July 22nd, age 75 years, beloved husband of Margaret (nee Lohse). Dear father of two sons and one daughter, four sisters and one brother. Also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives. Complete Services Tuesday July 24th at 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Interment Wisconsin Memorial Park. Visitation Tues. 4-8 P.M. Krause Funeral Home 9020 W. Capital Dr.

 

WALTER WALACE SAEGER, Sr.

Son of Walter H. and Margaret
b. June 2, 1929 Milwaukee
d. June 23, 1994
Lived in Milwaukee until 1990
Serive Wed. June 29, 1994 11 AM
Vista Verde Mortuary Chapel
Rev. John Foster Officiating Rio Rancho United Methodist Church
Interment Vista Verde Memorial Park, Fresno, CA

 

JOHN JOS. SALB

Source: Milwaukee Herold und Seebote, 22 Oct 1901
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page

Died on Saturday, 19 October, 1901. Burial Tuesday, 22 October, 10:00 in the morning, from the mourning house, No. 621 3rd Avenue, to St. Anthony Church, and then to Calvary Cemetery.

 

ANGELINA SANDERSON

Newark Advocate (Newark OH) December 29, 1838; Issue 19; col F

The Milwaukee Sentinel of the 6th inst. records the death of Angelina Sanderson daughter of Capt. J. Sanderson of that town. The circumstances attending the death of the child were heart rending indeed. The mother tied her in a chair and set her near the stove for the purpose of keeping her warm for a few moments when she heard the child cry; she hastened to the babe and to her horror found the child leaning against the stove! The infant had turned the chair over and brought its face in contact with the stove from which she was unable to move. Her face and breast were horribly burned so that she expired in about forty-eight hours in the most distressing pain and was thus delivered from her sufferings.

 

ANTON SAUER

Source: Der Nord Westen (Manitowoc, Wis), 04 Nov. 1909

Anton Shauer of Tisch Mills has died in Milwaukee following an operation. He has been serving in the U.S. Army for the last 9 years, the last year as Secretary of the General Quartermaster in Manila, Philippines. He was on leave to come home and fell ill during the journey. When he reached Milwaukee he had to undergo the operation which led to his death. His body was brought to Tisch Mills for burial.

 

JOSEF E. SAUTER

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - June 19, 2001

Sauter, Josef E. 102. Passed Away Monday, June 18, 2001. Preceded by his wife Amalie, sons Thaddaeus and Martin. Survived by daughter-in-law Aurelia, grandson Thomas (Barbara), great-grandson Joseph, granddaughter Monica (Peter) and grandson Jacob, many relatives and friends. Visitation at the Funeral Home Wed. June 20 9-10 AM. Funeral Services 10 AM. Burial Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. KRAUSE FUNERAL HOME and Cremation Services 9000 W. Capitol Dr. (414)464-4640

 

MRS. CAROLINE SCHANEK

Source: Der Nord Westen, Manitowoc Wisconsin 05 July 1900

Sudden death recently of Mrs. Caroline Schanek in Milwaukee at age 53. The funeral was held the morning of Tues. before last in the Catholic Cemetery there. The deceased was a sister of Manitowoc residents Mrs. Joseph Hoyer, Mrs. Phil. Roth and Mrs. Peter Weber.

 

JOSEPH SCHEER

The Milwaukee Journal Wednesday June 27, 1956

Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page

SCHEER: Joseph, formerly of 1811 W. Wright, recently of 2736-A N. 60th st., passed away Tues., June 26, aged 63 years, beloved husband of Agnes (nee Bartlein), dear father of Sylvester J., Joseph H., and Robert M. Scheer, brother of Mrs. Johanna Jacobs and Jack Scheer, both of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Mary Peterson of Minneapolis, Minn., son-in-law of Mrs. Pauline Bartlein of Milwaukee; further survived by 3 daughters-in-law, 6 grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral services Fri., June 29, at 8:30 a.m. from the funeral home of Frank Zwaska & Son, corner of N. 24th and W. Center sts. To St. Catherine's church at 9 a.m. Interment Holy Cross. In state Thurs, after 2 p.m. Vigil for Holy Name Society of St. Catherine's church, thurs, at 8 p.m. Also a member of the Royal League No. 40.

 

ADAM SCHERER

Source: Der Nord Westen (Manitowoc, Wis), 03 Sept. 1896

Death in Milwaukee Sun. morning of Adam Scherer, son of Henry Scherer, Sr. of Manitowoc. The deceased, a compositor who learned his trade in the Nord Westen Office but has worked in Milwaukee for some time, has been ill for the last couple of years and had to give up his work. He was 38 yrs. 5 mos. 20 days of age and is survived by his parents here in Manitowoc, by many sisters, and by his widow and 2 children. The burial took place Tues. in Milwaukee.

 

CHRISTIAN (CHRISTOPH?) SCHMIDT

Source: Der Nord Westen (Manitowoc, Wis), 16 Apr. 1908

(From the correspondent in Two Rivers, 13 Apr.)

Mrs. John Wilsmann traveled to Milwaukee last week to attend a funeral of her uncle there, Christian Schmidt. The funeral was conducted from the residence of Dr. Buschmann, who used to live here but moved to Milwaukee several years ago where he has built a fine practice.

Source: Der Nord Westen (Manitowoc, Wis), 16 Apr. 1908

August Schmidt was summoned to Milwaukee by telegram last week by the death of his 80-year old brother Christoph. The deceased was a former resident of our county. His body was shipped to Topeka, Kansas, for burial.

 

DOROTHY E. (Bringe) SCHMIDT

Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page

Source: Unknown, likely Milw. Newspaper

SCHMIDT, Dorothy E. [22 Aug 1905-18 Jan 1984]; Nee Bringe. Passed away Jan. 18, 1984. Age 78 years. Dear mother of Donald E. (Beverly) and Richard W. Grandmother of Michael A. and Wayne T. Sister of Lorraine Bringe. Body donated to Medical College of Wisconsin.

 

JOSEPH SCHMIDT

Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page

Source: Unknown, likely Milw. Newspaper

SCHMIDT: Joseph, [29 Oct (1873)-6 July 1942] 1941, S. 21st . beloved husband of Emilie (nee Holk), father of Ervin Schmidt and Lillian Shervis, father-in-law of Dorothy Schmidt and John Shervis; also survived by 3 grandchildren, 1 brother, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and other relatives; passed away Monday, July 6, 1942, at the age of 68 years. Services Thursday, July 9, at 2 p.m., from Evangelical St. Paul’s church on S. 24th and W. Merrill sts. Interment Arlington cemetery. Will lie in state at Schattsschneider Funeral Home, 1655 S. Muskego av., Tuesday, 3 p.m., till Thursday, 10 a.m.; in church at 11 a.m. till time of service.

 

RUDOLPH H. SCHMIDT

Appeared in Cedarburg News Feb 7, 1883

Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page

OBITUARY

We have already noticed in the last No. of the NEWS the death of Rudolph H. SMITH (should be SCHMIDT), Esq., of Grafton, which occurred at half past seven o'clock on 29th of last month surrounded by his family. The immediate cause of his death was consumption brought on by a throat disease. He was born at Stargardt in Prussia on the 8th day of July 1833, and was consequently in his 50th year, when he died. His father, who died in Shoeneck in Prussia was County and city Judge. The deceased received a good academical education and quitted school in August 1837; this enabled him to pass his examination for the one year military service in Prussia, which he absolved as corporal from 1846 to 1847. He emigrated to the United States in 1849 and married his first wife in Milwaukee, Miss Helen WIDMEYER, who died in Grafton in the year 1868, where he afterwards married Miss Louise SANDEL, who survives him with five children, while from the first marriage one son remains who is station agent at Grafton. Mr. SCHMIDT after keeping a country store in Thienville and Hamilton, settled finally in Grafton in 1852, where he was engaged in mercantile business.

He held the office of Justice of the peace continually for over 25 years and until his death. He was buried on the 1st, of this month at Grafton, after the funeral oration in the Saint Joseph church upon the Catholic Cemetery followed to the grave by his family and a large number of friends.

 

RUPERT P. SCHMITT

, 1890-1953

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Source: Milwaukee Journal, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1953

Ailment Fatal to Mr. Schmitt. Church Art Expert Services for Rupert P. Schmitt, Sr., 62, nationally known authority on ecclesiastical decorations, will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Becker Funeral Home, 5330 W. Lisbon Ave., and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Jude’s Church, Wauwatosa. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. The body will be at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Schmitt, president of the Conrad Schmitt Studios, 1325 S. 43rd St., died of a heart ailment Sunday t his home, 8212 Rocky Way, Wauwatosa. He had been under a doctors’ care the last two years. Mr. Schmitt decorated and fashioned stained glass windows for some of the leading churches in America, including Sacred Heart Church, Tampa, Fla., Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus, Ga., and St. Louis Cathedral, St. Louis, Mo. He received the craftsmanship award of the Baltimore (Md.) Building Congress for stained glass windows he installed in the Old Baltimore Cathedral. He was a leader in reviving ancient fresco techniques for Church murals and medieval style and stained glass. Mr. Schmitt believed that every church should be decorated as a unit, with one artist making both the decorations and the stained glass windows so that an essential harmony of style would be maintained. He also believed that glass workers always should adhere in the existing style or architecture of a structure in designing window.

Mr. Schmitt made several trips to Europe to study architecture and decorations of churches there. Before World War II, when a German invasion of France was feared, he went to France to help remove the windows of the Chartres Cathedral in order to study the glass closely. It was then, associates said, that he realized the real beauty of glass as it was used in medieval structures. The Schmitt Studios made six stained glass windows which were installed in the Franciscan monastery in Washington, D.C. in 1940. It was said then, that a new style in church windows has been introduced. Mr. Schmitt called it a modern adaptation of the renaissance style. It was described as having the grace of the renaissance while being as simple as the medieval style of stained glass. Mr. Schmitt was a native of Milwaukee. He studied at Marquette Univ. from 1905 to 1907. He became associated in business in 1907 with his father, the late Conrad Schmitt, founder of the studios. It is the oldest stained glass firm in the city. Mr. Schmitt had been president of the firm since 1940. He was president of the American Stained Glass Assoc. from 1950 to 1952, and he was a charter member of the Kiwanis Inter-national , the Milwaukee Society of Decorators and St. Jude’s Church, and he was a member of the church’s Holy Name Society. He also belonged in Serra International, fourth degree, Knights of Columbus and the City Club. He was president of the Wauwatosa Club in 1939 and 1940, and belonged to the Wauwatosa Sane Fourth commission. Survivors are his wife, Elizabeth, two sons, Airman, Conrad V., stationed in England, and Army PFC Rupert P., Jr., stationed in Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Warren P. Jennerjahn and Mrs. John Urbain, both of New York City and his mother, Mrs. Mary Hemmi Schmitt, Wauwatosa. A vigil will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m.

 

DORIS L. SCHOENEICH (nee Gebhardt)

The Brookfield News-August 18, 1988
Submitted by researcher. See Contributions page.

Died August 11 at Methodist Manor, at the age of 82. She was a 26 year resident of Brookfield. She was born in Black River Falls, WI. She was a member of Brookfield United Methodist Church. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Services were Aug 15 and burial was in Good Hope Cemetery. Family requests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

 

WILLIAM F. SCHOOF

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Source: Milwaukee Journal, May 20, 1915

SCHOOF: William F. Schoof, Jr., died Wednesday, May 19, at 8:30 a.m. aged 32 years. Funeral Saturday, May 22 at 2 p.m. from the undertaking rooms of J. W. Froemming & Son, 92331 Fond du Lac Ave. Interment Union Cemetery.

 

MILDRED K. SCHREIBER

Source: newspaper unknown probably Milwaukee paper

Schreiber, Mildred K. (Nee Kleist). Wednesday, June 5, 1996, age 78 years. Beloved wife of the late Raymond. Dear mother. Loving grandmother, Sister. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation Saturday June 8, from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the ZWASKA FUNERAL HOME 4900 W. Bradley Rd. Private Services Graceland Cemetery. If desired memorials to First Church of Christ Scientist Whitefish Bay, would be appreciated.

 

MRS. ALBERT SCHULTZ

Mrs. Albert Schultz Dies at Milwaukee

Kiel friends were shocked to hear of the death of Mrs. Albert J. Schultz of Milwaukee, which occurred on Friday morning at 5 o'clock. Her demise followed an operation which she had undergone at a Milwaukee hospital some time ago. Mrs. Schultz was born in Sheboygan and was married in that city 23 years ago to Mr. Schultz. The couple later moved to Kiel, where Mr. Schultz was employed at the office of the Kiel Furniture Co., for a number of years, and later went into the insurance business. For the past ten years the family has been residing in Milwaukee with Mrs. Schultz's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. Seidenspinner. Besides her husband and parents, the deceased is survived by one son, Oswald, and one brother A. Seidenspinner of Sheboygan. The funeral took place at Milwaukee on Monday. April 1924

 

ANNA SCHULTZ

Source: Milwaukee Herold-Morgenblatt, 12 Feb 1913
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page

Anna Schultz, born Lederer, died on Tuesday, the 11th of February, at 6:00 hour in the morning, age 30 years, suddenly. The funeral will be on Friday, the 14th of February, at 9:00 in the morning, from the mourning home, in St. Francis, from there to [Sacred] Heart of Jesus Church in St. Francis. Burial in the [parish] Cemetery. Private condolences please, to the mourning and bereaved.

 

HERMAN SCHULTZ

FORMER LOCAL RESiDENT PASSES AWAY ON TUESDAY

Source: April-15-1937 handwritten on obit, no newspaper cited

Former Local Resident Passes Away On Tuesday After an illness of several months, Herman Schulz, a former resident of the town of Schleswig and Kiel, died at his home in Milwaukee Tuesday of this week. He had reached the age of 73 years and 4 months. He was born in the town of Schleswig on Dec. 14, 1863. He operated the tavern at Rockville for a time, and also lived for a short time in Kiel. Since 1911 he lived in Milwaukee. He was married in 1893 to the former Miss Meta Vietmeyer, who survives him together with two sons and a daughter in Milwaukee and a son in California. Surviving relatives in Kiel are a brother, William Schulz and four sisters: Mrs. Ludwig Sievert, Mrs. Herman Steinberg, Mrs. Henry Spettel, and Mrs. William Reichert. Funeral services will be held this Friday afternoon, with interment in the Wanderer's Rest cemetery, Milwaukee.

Photo of Herman as a youth available in the image gallery.

 

MRS PETER SCHUMACHER

Source: Milwaukee Herold-Morgenblatt, 29 Oct 1914
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page

Mrs. Peter Schumacher [nee Clara E Koenen] died yesterday, age 83 years, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. Goelz, Town of Lake, Tippecanoe. The time of the funeral will be announced. - Please, no flowers.

 

PETER SCHUMACHER

Source: Milwaukee Herold und Seebote, 24 Feb 1905
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page

Peter Schumacher - Father of Mrs. Lawrence Goelz and W. P. Schumacher, died on 23 February 1905, 81 years old. The burial will be Saturday, 23 February at 8:00 in the morning, from the house of his daughter, Town of Lake, then to St. Augustine's Church. Burial in St. Francis. Please, no flowers.

 

WM. PETER SCHUMACHER

Source: Milwaukee Herold und Seebote, 1 Nov 1906
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page

Wm. Peter Schumacher - Friend and neighbor the sad news, the much beloved husband, father, and brother, Wm. Peter Schumacher, on Tuesday, the 30th of October, at 7:00 in the evening, age 40 years, 7 months, and 4 days, a short illness was provided with the holy last sacrament, is resting in peace. The funeral will be on Saturday, the 3rd of November, at 8:30 in the morning, from the mourning home, No. 1210 Kinnickinnic Avenue, to St. Augustine Church, and from there to [Sacred] Heart of Jesus Cemetery in the city of St. Francis. [Your] quiet condolences please, to the mourning and remaining bereaved. Clara Schumacher, born Guckenberger, wife; Edna Schumacher, daughter; Mrs. Lorenz Goelz, sister; other relatives and neighbors.

 

JOHN (JOHANES) SCHUPP

Source: Der Nord Westen (Manitowoc, Wis), 25 Oct. 1894

Death in Milwaukee during the last few days of Mr. John (Johanes) Schupp, an old resident of St. Nazianz, of a lung disease. The body was brought to St. Nazianz and placed at rest there. The "Nordwesten" has lost a true, unselfish friend and a diligent agent in Mr. Schupp's death.

 

MATHEUS SCHWALBACH

Source: Milwaukee Herold und Seebote, 1 Mar 1920
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page

Matheus Schwalbach -- Friend and neighbor, the sad news that the much beloved father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, Matheus Schwalbach, on Sunday, 29 February, at 11:30 in the morning, 85 years, 2 months, and 12 days, after long illness is peacefully at rest. The funeral will be Wednesday, the 3 March, at 830 in the morning, from the house of his son Robert Schwalbach, 1412 Galena Str., from there to St. Joseph Church, and then to Calvary Cemetery. Private condolences please, to the mourning and bereaved: Louis E. Schwalbach, Robert, Mrs. Charles Boehlein, Matt K. Schwalbach, Theodore, Mrs. Otto Walters, Mrs. Henry Loehrer, Felix Schwalbach, Mrs. Nick Fishang, children; along with grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a variety of relatives and neighbors. He was a member of St. Joseph's Sick and Benevolent Association. The membership will gather on Tuesday evening at the 8:00 hour. Please, no flowers.

 

ELIZABETH SCHWARTZ

Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel Jul 12 1915

Mrs. Schwartz is Buried in Holy Cross Cemetery
Efforts of Charitable Persons Keep Woman From Being Buried in Potter's Field

Gathered about a flower strewn grave in Holy Cross cemetery, relatives and a few friends on Monday morning paid last tribute to Mrs. Elizabeth Schwartz, who died a few days ago of worry over inability of her husband to obtain work.

When Mrs. Schwartz succumbed to a disease brought on by deprivation it was feared that she would have to be buried in a grave in the potter's field. Publication of the family's circumstances brought in many kindly offers. As a result, the body rests in a quite (sic) part of the cemetery where the dead are not forgotten and sympathetic hands place flowers on the graves. Through the St. Vincent's de Paul society, the grave was provided. Pallbearers were selected from among members of the society and the funeral expenses were paid. Last rites were held at 10 o'clock Monday morning at the undetaking parlars of W.C. Feerick & Son, 2330 Cherry street, who offered the use of a hearse. A short service was held at the cemetery at which the Rev. George Meyer officiated.

The family will no longer be destitute. Through the effort of an official of the A.O. Smith company, the father will go to work Tuesday morning.
At the home Anna, 14 years old, will perform the household duties. Little Robert, six months old, is being cared for temporarily at the Children's home on Prospect avenue, and will be returned to the home of his father soon.

 

FRED SCHWENSOW

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Source: Milwaukee Journal January 29, 1936

Schwensow: Fred of 513 - A E. Meinecke av. Tuesday, January 28, aged 67 years, beloved husband of Ida Schwensow (nee Lemke) father or Ervin, Mildred Scheer, Raymond, Clarence, Myrtle, Hilda; also survived by 1 daughter - in-law, 1 son-in-law, 5 grandchildren. Services Friday, January 31, at 1 p.m. at the Froemming - Boecher Funeral Home, corner E. North av. And N. 1st-st. Interment Union Cemetery.

 

IDA (Lemke) SCHWENSOW

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Source: Milwaukee Journal

Schwensow, Ida Nee Lemke: formerly of 2567-A N. Holton st., Thurs., Jan. 23, aged 89 years, beloved mother of Erwin Schwensow sr., Mildred Scheer, Raymond Schwensow, Myrtle Netzow, and Hilda Kannass; also survived by 3 daughters-in-law, 3 sons-in-law, 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, 1 sister-in-law, 1 nephew and other relatives and friends. Services Mon., Jan. 27, at 1:30 p.m. at the Froemming_Boecher Funeral Home, 101 E. North av., Rev. Gordon H. Sperry officiating. Interment Union. In state Sun., after 4 p.m. Member of Faith United Church of Christ. Sat. Jan. 25, 1964.

 

MISS LAURETTA A. SEAMAN

Source: Milwaukee newspaper of July 15, 1972)

MISS LAURETTA A. SEAMAN RITES SET

Memorial services for Miss Lauretta A. Seaman, 96, daughter of a late Milwaukee industrialist, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 7845 N. River Rd., River Hills.
Miss Seaman, formerly of 7764 N. Club Circle, Fox Point, died at Colonial Manor Retirement Home of complications of old age Saturday. She was at the home for two years. She served as director and treasurer of the former Milwaukee Infant's Home, which later became a part of the Milwaukee Children's Hospital.

She helped organize the visiting Nurse Association and served on its board of directors. She also helped in the formation of the old Community Fund. She was a tennis champion at a club on Prospect Ave. that later became the Town Club. She also was a bicycle and golf enthusiast. She was a member of the Green Tree Garden Club, which she founded, and a member of the Woman's Club of Wisconsin.

She was a member of the Colonial Dames of America and the Navy League of the US, Milwaukee Council.
She was born in Milwaukee and was graduated from former Milwaukee Downer College. She attended Miss Ely's Finishing School in New York City. She was the daughter of William Stewart Seaman and Kate Hibbard Seaman, both of Milwaukee families dating back to the 1840's.

William Seaman inherited a furniture manufacturing firm from his father, Alonzo Seaman, in 1881. He then developed a soundproof wooden telephone both that spread the Seaman name across the country. At the turn of the century, when the automobile industry began to boo, Seaman began to build wooden automobile frames. William's sons, Irving and Harold, developed the Seaman Body Corp., which became the Seaman Body Division of Nash-Kelvinator Corp. the new corporation built a plant at Capitol Dr. and N. Richards St.

The American Motors Corp. has since acquired the firm. Miss Seaman is survived by her brother, Irving. The body has been cremated. Private burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery. Relatives suggested memorials to the University School of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Children's Hospital and St. Christopher's Episcopal Church.

 

EDWARD F. SEMRAD

Edward F. Semrad Of Hartford passed away Hartford Care Center, Monday December 2, 2002 at the age of 92 . He was born December 11, 1909 in Dubuque, IA, the son of Frank and Mary Semrad.  He married Erma Pitkin in 1929 in Dubuque, IA.

He is preceded in death by his wife in November 22, 1991.

He is survived by his step-daughter, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. 

Ed worked at Libby’s Canning Company for thirty years. He loved to fish and garden and the many vegetables he raised he gave to his neighbors.  Ed had many friends that he would meet at Granddad’s Bakery and enjoy fellowship and pastry. He served his country during WWII aboard two different battleship’s, the USS Idaho and the USS Massachusetts. He was a member of Hartford American Legion Post #19   

Visitation is Thursday December 5, from 11am-1pm at the Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home-Hartford.  Funeral service will follow at 1pm at the funeral home.  Entombment Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee.  The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home is serving the family.

 

JOSEPH SERWATKA

Sept. 11, 1947 Milwaukee Journal

SERWATKA: Joseph, aged 72 years, of 2521 S. 6th st., beloved father of Catherine Zak, Mrs. Gruszka, John, Joseph, Anthony, Leo, Alice Kujawski, Anna Pisarek, Sophie Kupsik, Helen Serwatka and Blance Harenda: brother of Anton Serwatka: further survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral Sat. at 11:30 a. m. from the funeral home of K. F. Fennig & Sons, 525 W. Lincoln av. Services at St. Josephat's Basilica. Interment St. Adalbert's. In state after 6 p.m. Thurs.

 

HOVANES SHAHINIAN

Source: The Milwaukee Journal, Feb 21 1944

Friends Chip In for Burying 104 Year Old Popcorn Man

Funeral services for Hovanes Shahinian, 104, who escaped death at the hands of the Turks in Armenian massacres will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Pertzborn chapel, 2335 W. Cherry st. Burial will be in Good Hope cemetery.

Shahinian was known as John Shine, "the popcorn man." His white wagon was seen on N. Lake dr. for years from early spring to late fall. Shahinian died Monday at the county general hospital, and the hospital authorities feared taht he would be buried in potter's field unless relatives or friends came forward to claim his body.

As Shahinian lost most of his kin in the massacres, there were none to pay him final honors, but friends there were by the dozen. When the word got around the Armenian colony that he was dead, his friends mostly members of the Armenian National club, arranged for his funeral and saved him from potter's field.

According to H. Bogosian, president of the club, friends have ben helping their aged countryman for years. Last year they bought him a horse and new wagon, and Shine was back at his old stand. When his horse died in 1942, Shine tried to get work as a maintenance man at the courthouse but his age was against him.

His friends are firm in their belief that Shine was 104 when he died. They have been able to confirm the facts that he came to this country 65 years ago. He was in the popcorn business here about 35 years. Shine used to tell of years spent in this or that country. He was a favorite around the club. It is closed now because many members have gone to war. The St. Vincent de Paul society had started to make arrangements for Shine's burial until his Armenian friends stepped in. Shine ws a Catholic and the society has a fund for burial of indigent members of the faith. So it turns out Shine was never in real danger of being buried in potter's field.

 

WILLIAM HENRY SINGER

Sept. 11, 1947 Milwaukee Journal

SINGER: Sept. 9. William Henry, aged 70 years, residence, 1516 S. 78th st., beloved husband of Kittie Belle (nee Wood), fond father of Mrs. Lorena Pearl Barrett and Isabel Martha Boeckler, grandfather of Lionel Clark Barrett and Ray John Boeckler. Service Friday, Sept. 12, 2 p.m. at Koelsch Funeral Home, 7826 W. Greenfield av. Interment Valhalla. In state Thursday, 7 p.m.

 

FANNY SKRABA

The Milwaukee Journal Tuesday September 3, 1957

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SKRABA: Fannie (nee Mixa), of 5216 N. 60th st., aged 78 years, beloved wife of Leopold Skraba, mother, mother-in-law of Anthony Roth, grandmother of 2: aunt of Jack,Cecelia Michels, Mildred Zimmerman and 4 others: other relatives also survive. Funeral Thursday, 9 a.m. from Jelacic Funeral Home 5639 W. Hampton av to Mother of Perpetual Help church at 9:30 a.m. Ubterment Holy Cross. In state Wednesday, after 3 p.m. Nenber SGU sokol branch 140-W. PARISH VIGIL WEDNESDAY, 8 P.M.

 

DR. R. SLEYSTER

Source: Newspaper Unknown possibly Manitowoc, 4-12-1942

Dr. R. Sleyster, Deceased, Practiced Here Years Ago Dr. Rock Sleyster, only Wisconsin man ever to head the American Medical Association, died Saturday after a short illness.

The 69-year-old physician, one of the nation's leading specialists in psychiatry, was president of the AMA in 1939, after serving as vice speaker in the groups' annual convention from 1922 to 1926. He was trustee of the body from 1925 to 1936, and chairman of the board in 1935. He had been ill for some time, but was not confined to his home. He visited his office the day preceding his death.

A native of Wisconsin, the veteran physician was born at Waupun and was graduated from the Appleton high school.  Following graduation from the University of Illinois Medical School, he practiced medicine in Kiel for five years and in Appleton two years. In 1909, Dr. Sleyster was appointed physician at the Waupun state prison. Four years later he supervised construction of the hospital for the insane at Waupun and became superintendent of the institution. He was a major in the medical corps during the World War and served as chief of the bureau of postgraduate medical instruction at the University of Wisconsin until 1921. Dr. Sleyster was assistant secretary of the State Medical Society from 1910 to 1913 and secretary from 1914 to 1923. He became president of the group in 1924 and treasurer the following year.
From 1918 to 1923 he edited the Wisconsin Medical Journal, the society's publication. In 1934 Dr. Sleyster was awarded the gold seal of the state society for "devotion to the individual needs of the mentally sick."  In 1941 he was presented with an honorary doctorate by Marquette University. In addition to his AMA affiliations, Dr. Sleyster was a member of the board of governors of the American College of Physicians and of the board of directors of the National Tuberculosis Association.

Surviving are his widow and one sister, Mrs. Henry Hollen of Los Angeles, California. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Forest Home Chapel in Milwaukee, and burial was made in the Forest Home cemetery there.  Honorary pallbearers were medical leaders from all over the country.

 

MRS. GERTRUDE (SMITH) SLOCUM

The Milwaukee Journal of January 19, 1973

MRS. SLOCUM, 84, DIES; A. O. SMITH DAUGHTER

Services for Mrs. Gertrude Smith Slocum, 84, who father, Arthur O. Smith, founded the A.O. Smith Corp. in 1904, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Forest Home Chapel, 2405 W. Forest Home Ave.
Mrs. Slocum died of complications of age Friday at her home, 2765 N. Terrace Ave. She was the widow of A. Lester Slocum, a civic leader and board chairman of the old Slocum Hat Corp.

Mrs. Slocum and her husband, along with her mother, her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. L. R. Smith, and (in 1929 were instrumental in) should have followed this (her sister, Mrs. C. W. Wright) the furnishing and building of a branch of the Milwaukee Children's Hospital called the Hospital Convalescent Home, located on Moorland Rd. in Waukesha County. The building was used for treatment of polio and orthopedic cases.

BUILDING TORN DOWN

The building was sold in 1954 and later torn down. In 1959 work was begun on a new patient wing at Milwaukee Children's Hospital at 1700 W. Wisconsin Ave. It was completed in 1961. Mrs. Slocum was active in civic, educational and charitable organizations most of her life and served as a trustee of Lawrence College and the present Lawrence University.

Mrs. Slocum was a former board member of the YMCA and a board member and chairman of many committees of the Children's Hospital for more than 50 years. She was a lifetime member of the Woman's Club of Wisconsin, the College Women's Club, and a member of the University Club of Milwaukee.

GRADUATE OF VASSAR

During her first two years at the University of Wisconsin she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She was a past president of the Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter of that sorority.
She graduated from Vassar College in 1911 and was a past president of the Vassar College Alumnae Association.

Mrs. Slocum and her husband, were founding member's of the Mayflower Congregational Church of River Hills. Mrs. Slocum was the former Gertrude Smith. She was born in Milwaukee. She married Slocum in 1914. He died in 1966. FOUNDED IN 1873

The Slocum Hat Corp., founded in 1873, was called the first women's hat manufacturing plant west of New York State.

It was known as the Slocum Hat Works until 1948. The plant was at 1426 W. National Ave. Slocum retired in 1956 wen the hat company went out of business. Mrs. Slocum is survived by two sons, Sidney, Fox Point, and Arthur, Milwaukee, and a sister, Mrs. Charles (Alma) Wright, Milwaukee. Burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery.

The family suggested memorials to the Milwaukee Children's Hospital or the Mayflower Congregational Church Building Fund.

 

SPAAN

Milwaukee Daily Sentinel (Milwaukee WI) December 17, 1862; Issue 298; col E

Death of a Milwaukee Soldier-II
Spaan of the Twenty-fourth Regiment well known in Milwaukee died in Nashville on the 4th inst. of typhoid fever. He leaves a wife and two children in this city in a destitute condition.

 

DOROTHY D. SPENCE

Milwaukee Newspaper Publication Date: July 20, 2001

Spence, Dorothy D.(nee Halverson) Born to Life May 25, 1925. Born to Eternal Life Wed.
July 18, 2001. Age 77 years. Dear wife of the late David Spence. Mother of John Spence of Tampa, FL, the late Melvin Spence and Karen Lewis. Grandmother of Jennifer Travis, Angela (Jerad) Dudas, Trina and Lennie Spence, D.J., Wes and Chris Lewis. Also survived by 7 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral Services Monday 1:00pm at the Funeral Home. Visitation Monday 11:30-1pm at the Funeral Home. Entombment St. Adalbert's Cemetery. Member of St. Gregory's the Great Church and Christian Mothers for 30 years.

HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME Tebo-Peppey-Klemmer & Scheuerell Chapel 6615 W. Oklahoma Ave. (414)321-7440

 

HERBERT SPENNER

Source: Milwaukee newspaper, no date given except that he died on Feb. 10, 1974)

ATTORNEY FOUND DEAD OF GUNSHOT

Atty. Herbert A. Spenner, 52, one of the most prominent members of Milwaukee's German American community, was found shot to death in his home here Sunday night.

The medical examiner's office said the death apparently was suicide.

Spenner was shot in the mouth by a small pistol, which was found beside his body in a basement bathroom of his home at 4640 N. Lake Dr., Whitefish Bay.

The body was found by his daughter Suzanne, 18.

The medical examiner's office said a physician who had been treating Spencer for severe high blood pressure for several months saw him Friday and at that time Spenner said he feared he was going to suffer a stroke.

No note was found. No autopsy was planned.

Spenner, who was born in Germany, had served as legal representative for the governments of West Germany and Austria in Wisconsin for 20 years.

He also visited Germany often, representing American corporations in business dealings there.
His law offices were at 231 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Spenner was active in efforts to establish a sister city relationship between Milwaukee and Munich. There were reports in 1972 that he was one of a number of persons being considered for appointment as US ambassador to West Germany.

He was president of the German-American Societies of Milwaukee and of Goethe House at the Central Public Library. He also belonged to the Steuben Club, a German social organization.
In 1970, Spenner was one of four Milwaukeeans named to receive the German Order of Merit for efforts to strengthen human and cultural relations between the United States and West Germany.
He headed efforts of German Americans for the Re-election of President Nixon in 1972.
Spenner was born in Frankfurt and studied law in Austria and Germany. He came here as a lawyer in 1949 and received another law degree at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, specializing in international law.

He was a member of the Wisconsin Small Business Advisory Council.
He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; two daughters, Suzanne, and Heidi; and a son, Herbert Jr., who live at home.

Private services will be in the Weiss Funeral Home, 1901 N. Farwell Ave. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.

 

HERMAN F. STAUSS

Source: Appleton Post Crescent (Appleton, Wisconsin) 1928 December 26

Milwaukee (AP)-Herman F. Stauss, 77, who is widely known as the hero who saved 16 lives in the Newhall house fire, the most disasterous fire in Milwaukee's history, wll be buried Thursday in a cemetery here, not far from the monument of unidentified persons who lost their lvies in that tragedy on Jan. 10, 1883. Mr. Stauss died Christmas eve of pneumonia.

Source: Appleton Post Crescent (Appleton, Wisconsin) 1928 December 26

Hero of Newhall Hosue Fire Dies in Milwaukee

Milwaukee (AP)-A man who played the hero's role in a fire of 1883 which cost the lives of 80 persons and horrified a nation, died quietly and almost unnoticed at his home here Christmas eve.

He was Herman Stauss, 77. To a new generation to which the Newhall house fire here is only a seldom-related story, his name meant little. But to an older generation of Milwaukeeans, some of whom watched the old hotel go up in flames, a blazing funeral pyre, the name brought back memories of his heroism which drew nationwide praise in the "80's."

Stauss, as he phrased it, "did his duty" in the Newhall house holocaust. He was a fireman and his rescue of 10 persons from the flaming building ws to him all in the line of duty.

The country, however, told of the heroism in braving the flames of the worst hotel fire in Wisconsin's history, did not think so. His own city presented him with metals. Detroit gave him a silver water cask. New York city raised a large fund for him.

In a short time, through, the fire was forgotten. Stauss continued his work as a fireman a few more years, then for 38 years was a mailman. Finally he was retired on a pension. Unwilling to stop work he became an elevator operator in a downtown building and continued that work until recently. Then he quietly retired to spend his last days in his hoe Pneumonia caused his death.

It was early on Jan. 10, 1883, that the Newhall house caught on fire. By the time firemen reached the scene, the old building was a blazing torch. They were unable to reach many people on the upper floors of the five-story structure. Some of the lodgers, waiting despairingly for rescue from the advancing flames, became so desperate that they leaped from their windows to death on the pavement below.

Stauss' deed was the one bright spot of the tragedy. His place was on the first truck to arrive at the scene of the tragedy. Seeing the trapped servant girls on the top floor imploring help, he carreid a ladder to the alley, raised it and swung it fro the roof of a building across the alley to a window on the top floor of the Newhall house. Across the frail, insecure, tippig bridge high in the air and at an angle, he carried or led to safety 10 people.

Yellowed extra editions of Milwaukee newspapers for that day tell of the tempestuous cheering by the crowds.

A quiet funeral was planned Wednesday afternoon for Strauss.

 

AGNES STEINKE

Source: Paper unknown probably Milwaukee Journal or Sentinel

Steinke, Agnes (nee Bruss), 3007 N. 21st st., at age of 89 years, beloved mother of Mrs. Esther Basel, Elmer and Ray Steinke; also survived by 1 son-in-law, 2 daughters-in-law, 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, Mrs. Helen Dieter, MRs. Frieda Grieb, and Mrs. Marie Busz, and other relatives and friends. Funeral Thurs., April 24, at 1:30 p.m. from Harder Funeral Home, 4217 W. Fond du Lac ave., Interment Wanderer's Rest. In state after 4 p.m. Wed. date of death April 21, 1952

 

ANITA A. STEINKE

Source: Paper unknown probably Milwaukee Journal or Sentinel Nov. 22, 2002

Steinke, Anita E. (nee Protzmann) Nov. 22, 2002, AGe 91 years, beloved wife of the late Harold. Dear mother of one son and one daughter, 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Service Mon., Nov. 25, at 6:30 P.M> at Grave Ev. Lutheran Church, N87 W16171 Kenwood Blvd, Menomonee Falls. Visitation Mon. at the church from 4:30-6:30 PM. Interment Valhalla. Memorial to the church or Ruth Hospice appreicated. Harder Funeral Home Brookfield (262)781-8360

 

EMILY STEINKE

Source: Paper unknown probably Milwaukee Journal or Sentinel

death date Nov. 18, 1948
born in Blavenstein, Prussia

STEINKE, Emily (nee Thurow) 3212 N. 33rd st., at the age of 72 years, beloved wife of Herman Steinke, fond mother of Alvin, Esther Riehe, Ruth Byrnes, Erwin, Walter, Allen, Florence Radloff, Clarence, Harold, Herbert, Lorraine Stone, and Gordon; also survived by 4 daughters in law, 4 sons-in-law, grandchildren, 3 sisters, Martha Bredl, Elsie Blazelvske, Adela Kryll, 1 brother August Thurow; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Funeral Saturday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. from Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, N. 16th and W. Vine St. Interment Valhalla. In state at Harder Funeral Home, 4217 W. Fond du Lac av., from 2 p.m. Friday until 10 p.m. Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of services at church.

 

ERNA STEINKE

Paper unknown probably Milwaukee Journal or Sentinel Date of Death Dec 28, 1968

Steinke, Erna M. Nee Kressin, 4742 N. 77th Ct., at the age of 63 years, wife of the late Clarence Steinke, beloved mother; also survived by 1 daughter-in-law,; 2 grandchildren; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Thurs., Jan. 2, at 1:15 p.m. from Our Redeemer Lutheran church, 10025 W. North av. Interment Valhalla cemetery. In state at the Harder Funeral Home, 4217 Fond du Lac ave., from 4 p.m. Wed, until 10 a.m. Thursday, and from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Memorials to Our Redeemer Lutheran church appreciated.

 

GORDON M. STEINKE

Source: Newspaper unknown probably Milwaukee Paper

Steinke, Gordon M.

June 3, 1996, age 77 years. Beloved husband of the late Betty (nee Krause). Brother-in-law. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Gordie was the thirteenth and last surviving child of Herman and Emily Steinke. Special friend. Funeral Services Sun., June 9 at 3 PM at Walther Memorial Lutheran Church, 4040 W. Fond du Lac Ave. Interment Valhalla at 10 AM Mon. In state at the Church on Sun. from 1 PM until time of Services at 3 PM. Member of Walther Memorial Lutheran Church and Choir and Manager of Milwaukee and West Allis Senior Softball Teams. Memorials to the Make-A-Wish Foundation Appreciated. Harder Funeral Home Milwaukee

 

HAROLD STEINKE

Source: unknown newspaper probably Milwaukee Journal or Sentinel

Steinke, Harold of Menomonee Falls, formerly of Milwaukee, Mar. 3, 1988, age 80 years. Beloved husband of Anita (nee Protzmann), dear father of one son and one daughter, 7 grandchildren, one brother, one sister, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nices, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services Sun. eve., Mar 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church, N87 W16171 Kenwood Blvd. Menomonee Falls. Interment Valhalla. In state at Grace Lutheran Church from 4-7:30 p.m. Sun. Mr. Steinke was the manager of Capital Pladium Bowling Lanes for many years. Memorials to the church appreciated. Harder Funeral Home 4217 W. Fond du Lac Ave.

 

HERMAN C. STEINKE

Source: Paper unknown probably Milwaukee Journal or Sentinel

STEINKE, Herman C., 3212 N. 33rd st., at the age of 85 years beloved father of Alvin Steinke, Esther Riehe, Ruth Byrnes, Erwin, Walter, Allen Steinke, Florence Radloff, Harold and Herbert Steinke, Lorraine Suck and Gordon Steinke; also survived by 7 daughters-in-law, 4 sons-in-law, 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 1 sister, Mrs. Anna Wolf, and other relatives and friends. Funeral Thurs., Sept. 26, at 1:30 p.m. at the Cross Evangelical Lutheran church, N. 16th and Vine sts., Interment Valhalla. In state at the Harder Funeral Home, 4217 W. Fond du Lac av., from 4 p.m. Wed until 10:30 a.m Thurs. and from noon until time of service at the church.

 

EMIL STOCK

Source: Der Nord Westen (Manitowoc, Wis), 05 Aug. 1909

Emil Stock was discovered dead in his chair in Milwaukee Wednesday last week. For many years he had been a pharmacist here [Manitowoc County] before moving to Milwaukee and operating a drugstore on 3rd Street. A stroke brought his life to an end. Mr. Stock was 49 and single. He is survived in Milwaukee by his father and a sister.

 

MRS. VON STOCKHAUSEN

Sent in by a researcher/see contributors page

Source: newspaper March 15, 1942

Funeral Services for Mrs. Rebecca von Stockhausen, 85, a Milwaukee resident 72 years, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ritter chapel, 5310 W. North av. Cremation will be at Forest Home cemetery. She died Sunday after seven months' illness. She had lived at 1506 W. Cherry st. Born in Chambersburg, Pa., Mrs. von Stockhausen came here from Fort Wayne, Ind. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Elsa Weidenbacher, and a son, Otto, a Milwaukee police sergeant who has been on the force about 30 years.

 

VAUGHN BODERICK STOVALL

Milwaukee Journal or Sentinel Jun 1996

Stovall, Vaughn Boderick
(picture with obituary)
Age 14, he closed his eyes on May 31, 1996. Son, brother. Further survived by aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Vaughn attened Morse Middle School and was active at the Boys & Girls Club at Northcott Neighborhood Center.

Funeral services Fri., June 7th at 12 noon at Hopewill Missionary Baptist Church, 2375 N. 25th St. O'Bee Funerall home serving the family.

 

LOIS O. STRAKA

Milwaukee Journal or Sentinel June 1996

Straka, Lois O.
Died June 4, 1996. Age 69 of Hockessin, DE formerly of Milwaukee. Wife of Gerald M. Straka. A Memorial Service will be held in Newark DE.

 

WILLIAM STRIEBEL

date 1932 Newspaper unknown probably Manitowoc County WI

William Striebel Dies New Year's

Following a brief illness, William Striebel, 50 of Chicago, and once a resident of Kiel, died in a Chicago hospital on New Year's day, relatives here were informed. He had lived in Chicago a relatively short time, having previously been at Milwaukee.

The deceased was born on the farm now owned by Hubert Nett on the outskirts of Kiel, the son of Dora and the late Anton Striebel. As a young man he was first employed at the Kiel Furniture Co., and later left for Milwaukee, where during his 25 years with the city fire department he rose to the position of assistant chief mechanic. He was recently retired on pension, and since had been employed as expert by a firm manufacturing fire trucks and equipment.

He is survived by his mother, one brother, Arthur, and three sisters, Mrs. Susan Boettcher, Mrs. Helen Lang, and Miss Marie Striebel, all of Milwaukee; and by his widow and one daughter, Dorothy. Funeral services were held from a Milwaukee funeral home Monday, and interment was in the Rockville cemetery, the Rev. E.L. Worthman performed the last rites at the grave. Friends of the deceased from Milwaukee and Chicago acted as pallbearers.

 

CATHARINE STUBBE [NEE REBHOLZ]

Source: Milwaukee Herold und Seebote, 9 Jul 1903
Translated and submitted by Gary/see contribributors page

Friend and neighbor, the sad news that our beloved daughter, mother, and sister, Catharina Stubbe, on Wednesday, the 8th of July, at 7:00 in the morning, age 45 years, 8 months and 19 days, after a long illness is resting in peace. The funeral will be Friday, the 10 July, at 7:30 in the morning, from the mourning home, No. 346 7th Ave., from there to [Holy] Trinity Church, and then to [Holy] Trinity Cemetery, in the city. [Your] quiet condolences, please: the mourning and remaining bereaved.

 

MICHAEL WILLIAM SULLIVAN

Source: Sept. 11, 1947 Milwaukee Journal

SULLIVAN: Michael William, Wed. Sept. 10, of 1638 N. 60th st, at the age of 55 years, beloved brother of Alice Sullivan, Mrs. George Sonnen, Mrs. Margaret Pinzl, uncle of Millard Pinzl and Geraldine Smith. Funeral Fri. 8:30 a.m. from the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 5050 W. Vliet st., to St. Sebastian's church. Interment Calvary.

 

GUSTAV SYLVESTER

Newspaper Unknown Dec. 1939

SYLVESTER: Wednesday, Dec. 13, Gustav A., 1523 St. Charles St., Wauwatosa, aged 78 years, beloved father of Arthur E., Lydia and Walter H.; also survived by a 1 brother and 1 sister. Funeral Friday at 1:45 p.m. from the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 5050 W. Vliet st., to Wauwatosa cemetery. In state after 11 a.m. Thursday

 

PAULINA SYLVESTER

Newspaper and date unknown

Death of Mrs. Sylvester

Mrs. Paulina Sylvester, 77 years of age, mother of G.A. Sylvester of this city, died Wednesday night, May 15, at the residence of her daughter Mrs. Albert Gruenwald, North Avenue, where she has made her home for some time. Seven children survive her, three sons and four daughter. The funeral will be held at the Baptist Church Saturday afternoon, May 18, at 2 o'clock, Rev. Haack of Milwaukee officiating. Interment Wauwatosa cemetery.