Obituaries Starting with Letter B

Washington County, Wisconsin


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Obituary of Conrad Barchent

Source: West Bend News, Nov 22, 1945
Submitted by Lenora/see contributors page

Conrad Barchent is Victim of Heart Stroke.
Conrad Barchent, who resided at 641th Ave., here passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Nov 14, at 12: 45 p.m. Death was attributed to a heart stroke. Mr. Barchent was born in the town of Richfield on May 6, 1878 and lived there until coming to this city upon his retirement three years ago. While at Richfield he followed the blacksmith's trade which he learned as a young man and had his own shop at Pleasant Hill for about 40 years.

He was married to the former Magdalene Vogel on Sept 2, 1911 at SS Peter and Paul's church, Milwaukee. Mrs. Barchent preceded her husband in death. He is survived by the following daughters and a son. Alice (Mrs. Lester Kluever) and Loretta both of this city, Helen, (Mrs. Henry Holl) of Slinger, Lillian (Mrs. John Lindemann) Milwaukee, Katherine (Mrs. Arthur Golner, Lannon, Wis., the son David Wilke, is serving with the armed forces. Further surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Julius Eckart of Hartford, and Mrs. Anthony Spaar of Theresa, and a brother, Andrew of Hartford. He also leaves 10 grandchildren. The Rev. E. J. Stehling officiated at the last rites for Mr. Barchent in Holy Angels church at 9:30 on Saturday morning. Prior to the services at the church he had been in state at the Schmidt Funeral home. Interment took place in St. Mary's church cemetery at Richfield.

Obituary of Elizabeth Buffer (Mrs. Peter Buffer)

Source: West Bend News, July 8, 1891
Submitted by Lenora/see contributors page

The wife of Mr. Peter Buffer(sic), of the town of Trenton, died last Monday at the age of 56 years in consequence of a complication of diseases. The maiden name of the deceased was Elizabeth Kirsch; she was a native of Prim, Prussia, where she first saw the light of day May 15, 1835. She was a loving wife and mother and a good neighbor. Her remains will find a last resting place in the Catholic cemetery south of this city tomorrow forenoon.

Obituary of Peter Buffer

Source: West Bend News, May 1, 1907
Submitted by Lenora/see contributors page

Passes Away at His Home in Trenton April 26, 1907. Peter Buffer, a highly respected and esteemed resident of the town of Trenton, passed away in his home in that town last Friday, April 26, death being due to the infirmities of old age. Mr. Buffer was born in Ohrenhofen, Prussia, Germany on Feb. 28, 1823 and had therefore attained the age of 84 years, 1 month and 27 days. He came to this county in 1852 spending a year in Michigan and then came to Wisconsin. He settled on a farm at Silver Creek, Sheboygan county. In 1853 he was married to Elizabeth Kirsch, who preceded him in death on July 6, 1891. After living at Silver Creek until 1860, they sold out and went to Granville and in 1875 came to reside in Trenton. Mr. and Mrs. Buffer were blessed with fourteen children of which number ten survive. They are: Maggie (Mrs. J. DeBano of Nebraska; Anna (Mrs. John Wagner) of Milwaukee; Helen (Mrs. Sebastian Meyer) of Decada, Wis; Katie (Mrs. John Wolf) of St. Lawrence; Susana (Mrs. John Michels) of Trenton; Lizzie (Mrs. Math. Michels) of Ozaukee Co.; Frank, residing on the homestead, Nic. N. of Duluth, Minn., Joseph of Sheridan, Wyoming, and Michael of Nebraska. The funeral was held last Monday morning from the residence to Holy Angels' church, where Rev. P. J. Stupfel read a requiem mass. Interment was made on the cemetery of this congregation.