Obituaries Of Waukesha County Residents
Deaths, Burials, Funerals, Interments



Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, October 18, 1888 | Page 1

Died.—In Waukesha, Wis., October 13, 1888, Amos C. Billings, in the 78th year of his age.  In the death of Amos Cutler Billings, Waukesha loses an able, active and much respected citizen. The immediate cause of his death was a general failure of the vital powers, in consequence of which the nutritive and recuperative processes failed, bringing on a breaking down of the tissues and ultimate decay of the lungs. He was born in Bakersfield. Vt., July 24, 1811. His father, Capt. Billings, took an active part in the war of the Revolution, after which he settled in Vermont, following the double occupation of farmer and carpenter.  Of him his son learned the carpenter's business, which he pursued in after years.  He received a good common school education, which served him well on his first entry upon independent life in the world. On leaving home he first entered into an engagement as clerk in a hardware store in Worcester, Mass.  Which position he filled creditably for three years.  About 1835 he went to Port Jackson, N.Y., where he married Miss Mary Morel, May 11, 1836.  He then returned to the enst, settling in Fairfield Vt., where he opened a general dry goods store.  Being only fairly successful, he went to Palmer, Mass., where he filled the position of station agent on the Boston & Albany Railway.

Taking an active part in politics and displaying ability as a writer for the local press, he was made postmaster of the place, which office he filled during the celebrated "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" campaign of 1840.  He also became one of Horace Greeley's correspondents for The Log Cabin, the great campaign sheet of the Whig party and subsequently performed similar service on the New York Tribune.

During his stay in Palmer he was sent to the Legislature for a term, and it was at this time that his active mind was turned to the subject of spiritual manifestations.  He investigated and was convinced of the truthfulness of the principles and the genuineness of many of the manifestations appearing under the name of spiritualism.  This constituted the foundation of his faith in a future life, and may be said to have proved the sheet anchor of his future earthly voyage.  His sincerity none could question, for he not only taught the doctrines of Spiritualism, but carried them into his every-day life.  In consequence he was exceptionally truthful and just, and a true friend of humanity, who can scarcely be said to have ever had an enemy.  his word was as good as his bon, and men would confidently trust him in matters where ordinary men are put under he strictest obligations.  These traits of honor and manlinests he carried with him in all of his transactions until the day of his death.

His career in Palmer lasted until 1855 when Mr. Billings moved to Two Rivers, Wis.  There he established, in connection with a partner a shingle-mill, which did not prove as financially successful as he had hoped.  He ran it two years, and was then, in 1857, was made postmaster of Two Rivers.  In connection with this, he returned to his trade as carpenter, at which he was fairly successful.  But in 1862 he concluded to make another change by moving to Waukesha after passing the business of postmaster over to his successor.  He here lost his wife, April 14, 1869, and in October, 1870, married his second wife, Mrs. Mary E. Bailey, whom he sustained the most satisfactory marital relations until his death.

By his first wife he had six children.  Of these only one survives-George M. Billings, now a resident of Milwaukee.  On the occasion of his moving to Waukesha, Mr. Billings appeared to have dropped from active politics, although he never ceased to take a lively interest in political affairs, and especially in all reform movements looking in any way to the amelioration of condition of mankind.  He was a great reader and a deep thinker, an few topics in which he could not discourse intelligently.  His quiet life was like a sunny benediction among his fellow-citizens, for he was always good natured affable, cheery, and withal benevolent almost to a fault.  Few men leave so blameless a record, or have left an example worthier to be copied by the members of the rising generation.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, March 29, 1883 | Page 1

BILLINGS.—At Oconomowoc, of consumption, on the 23d inst., John M. Billings, son of A. C. Billings of Waukesha, aged 33 years and 2 months.

The deceased was a resident of Oconomowoc for the past sixteen years, acting in the capacity of book-keeper and clerk in the hardware establishment of J. G. Hitchcock & Co. He was a member of ihe Masonic fraternity, about a hundred of whom accompanied the funeral cortege to Waukesha last Sunday. The religious services on the occasion were performed bv Rev. Dr., Kemper of Nashotah at Oconomowoc, the Masons taking charge of the burial. He was a deserved favorite among all who knew him.



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Menomonee Falls News, Mar 27, 1908

In Memoriam. The Rev. Jodocus Birkhauser, chaplain of St. Catherine's Convent and one of the best known Catholic priests in Wisconsin, was stricken with heart disease in the chapel of the convent on Mar 3 and died before medical aid could arrive. The chaplain had just entered the chapel and stood at the alter several minutes when he was seen to fall by one of the sisters, who on going to his side, found him unconscious. Jodocus Birkhauser was born in Germany in 1841. His boyhood was spent on the family farm at Fussville. He received his training at St. Francis Seminary and was one of the first to complete the theological course and was ordained a priest in 1863. He became a professor of the seminary in 1868. In 1884 he was appointed chaplain of St. Catherine's Convent, where he continued to served until his death. His brother, C. G. Birkhauser, and a sister, Mrs. John Fuss, reside in Menomonee. They attended the funeral services.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, May 02, 1889 | Page 5

Mr. and Mrs. George Blackburn mourn the loss of their little boy, Harry, who died last Saturday night after an illness of several weeks of scarlet fever. He was a bright boy about 3 years old, and a general favorite among friends.



Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) [December 08, 1891]; col D

Waukesha, Wis., Dec. 8. - Alvin Blackwell died of diphtheria yesterday afternoon. He is a son of Geo. T. Blackwell, and a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fuller, who had three deaths from the same disease in their family within a space of two weeks. Mr. Fuller is still ill with diphtheria.



Source: From the Waukesha County Democrat, on file with the State Historical Society, Madison 15 Apr 1882

Mr. Alvin Blackwell, in this town, on the 10th inst., aged 74 years.

22 Apr 1882
Mr. Alvin Blackwell, at his home near Waukesha, on the 10th inst., in his 75th year. Born in Stilwater, Saratoga Co., N.Y. Nov. 17, 1807, united with the Baptist church. Came west in 1845, married Feb. 21, 1838. His wife and 4 children survive.



Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, July 15, 1880 | Page 1

On Tuesday afternoon, July 13, after a long and painful illness, Hon. Wm. Blair passed away from earth, having almost completed his sixtieth year.

Mr Blair was born at Dundonald, Scotland, July 31, 1820, of a family which was not well provided with the worlds goods, and at the age of sixteen, without education or even a trade, set out for America to seek his fortune.  On arriving in this country in 1836 he fixed his home at Wheatland, Monroe County, New York, and remained there for nine years, diligently applying himself of the machinest trade.  At 25 years of age, he had become not only a skillful mechanic, but a man of liberal information on all general topics with which it is desirable that an American should be acquainted.

In 1845 Mr. Blair removed west and settled at Waukesha, where he at once took rank a a citizen of pominence and shortly after centered into partnership with Mr. Amos Smith in the manufacture of Agricultural implements at the shops which he occupied at the time of his death.  Much vigor and shrewdness were displaye in the management of his business whic has prospered ever since the start.

In 1847 he was married to Miss Nancy Emmen, of New York, by whom he had four children who are now living.  The Village of Waukesha was organize in 1855 and Mr. Blair was a member of the board of trustees the following year, and for several terms thereafter.  In 1860, 1861, and 1863 he was president of the village, and on several other occasions decline a nomination for the office before he removed to his farm in the town of Waukesha about 1864.  While living on the farm he was chairman of the town board of supervisors for several years.  In all he filled that position five years.  In 1864 he was appointed a member of the Board of Managers of the State Industrial School for Boys and continued in that position until his decease. He was also elected to the State Senate in 1864 and afterwards in 1871 and 1875. In 1877 he came back to the village of Waukesha and occupie his new residence on the west side of the river.  His last term of service in an elective office was in 1878 when he reluctantly consented to hold the office of President of the Village for a fourth term. In every case where he served the public officially his administration of his duties was eminently satisfactory to his constituents.

Mr. Blair has been president of the Waukesha National Bank since 1865; it has been one of the best managed financial institutions in the country,
and has given close attention to its affairs.  He was also one of the originators and President of the Waukesha Manufacturing Company.  In the Masonic order he was an active and efficient worker, having been many times Master of the lodge at this place.

The first Mrs. Blair died about 1858 or 9' and in 1860 he was married to her sister, Miss Henrietta Emmon, by whom he leaves two children.

During the past three years Mr. Blair has been a sufferer from a disease which concluded last winter to be cancer of the stomach, or something similar.  For the last six months he has failed rapidly, though gradually, and for two months has been confined to the house.  The above brief sketch will who that our community has suffered a severe loss in the decease of the Ex-Senator.  His work in every direction has been well adn faithfully done, and he served the public with the same carefullness and good jugement that he gave to his private business affairs.  A post-mortem examination of the remains will be held to-day, in order that all doubt may be removed as to the cause of death.  The funeral will take place from teh residence at 3 o'clock this afternoon under direction of Waukesha Lodge, F.A.M.

Last night after our paper was made up the Village Board convened and passed resolutions of respect and asked that the places of business throughout the village be closed from 3 until 5 o'clock p.m. to-day.  The board decided to attend the funeral in a body.



Source: Waukesha Freeman June 6, 1901

The news of the sudden death of our townsman, Peter Bloedel, which occurred at his home in this village last week Tuesday evening, came as a shock to all who heard it. It was generally known that Mr. Bloedel had been in poor health for several weeks but up to within the past week his family had reasons to feel encouraged by reason of his gaining some strength. About a week ago he became weaker and everything possible was done to effect his recovery but it was of no use; his condition became alarming on Tuesday and death soon ensued. A port mortem examination was held and the physicians found that his stomach was ulcerated and ulcers had formed on the intestines, and this was the immediate cause of his death. Mr. Bloedel was 63 years of age and was a native of Doelforsheim, Darmstadt, Germany


Mr. Bloedel came to America in 1864 and settled in Milwaukee. He remained there until 1867 when he moved to Menomonee Falls. He was married in 1868 to Miss Christina Eller of Milwaukee. His wife, one son, Philip, and one daughter, Miss Tena, survive him. At different times he was elected to offices of trust in the town and was for some years treasurer of the Germantown Mutual Fire Insurance Co. The funeral services were conducted by Pastor E. C. Grauer of St. Paul's church, the deceased being a faithful member and officer of that congregation for many years.-Menomonee Falls News



Source: Waukesha Freeman September 05, 1907

Philip Bloedel, aged 34 years, died at his home in Menomonee Falls last Thursday, after an illness of several years. He was the son of Peter Bloedel and had resided all his life at the Falls. He was a blacksmith by trade. He leaves his mother and a sister. Funeral services were held at St. Pauls church Saturday, conducted by Key. E. C. Grauer.



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The Brookfield News August 18,1988

Died August 10, 1988 in Menomonee Falls Community Memorial Hospital at the age of 68. She was born in Butler and was a resident of Brookfield for 47 years. She is survived by two sons, five grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Services were held August 15, at Wisconsin Memorial Park.



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Oconomowoc Enterprise July 14, 1965

Service Held Saturday For Rose Bloor
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9,in the Notbohm Funeral Home for Mrs. Rose Bloor, 83, Stone Bank. Mrs. Bloor died Thursday, July 7, in the Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc. She had been confined to the hospital for approximately 9 days.

The Rev. Bernard Buley, Delafield, officiated at thes ervice. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Hartford.

Mrs. Bloor, the former Rose Palz, was born January 8, 1883 at Hartford, the daughter of Peter and Anna Jonas Palz. She was married to John W. Bloor on Sept. 24, 1902 at Milwaukee. Mr. And Mrs. Bloor moved to the Stone Bank area in 1905. Mr. Bloor preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 1964.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Notbohm, Stone Bank; one son, Edwin Bloor, Delafield; two daughters-in-law, Myrtle and Evelyn Bloor; a sister-in-law, Miss Ina Bloor, Pewaukee; one niece, Mrs. Georgia Kissel, Lake Geneva; seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Her husband and one son, Lloyd, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Bloor was a member of the Royal Neighbors in Stone Bank.
Friends call at the Notbohm Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Friday.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI) June 12, 1897; pg. 2, col B

Notes from Waukesha Death of the Wife of the Rev. John G. Blue

Waukesha, Wis., June 11. - The death of Mrs. Blue, wife of the Rev. John G. Blue, pastor of the Presbyterian church, occurred this morning. She had been ill less than a week of appendicitis and an operation was performed for her relief on Monday. Mrs. Blue's maiden name as Helen Gridley and she was born in Canandagua, N. Y., thirty-eight years ago. She had resided in Waukesha five years. Her only child is a daughter ten years of age. Mr. Blue will accompany the remains of his wife to Elmira, N. Y., where interment will take place, and will start Monday morning. Brief funeral services will be held at the residence previous to the departure. The Rev. Mr. Gill of Milwaukee will offer prayer and the Ladies quartette will sing. On account of Mrs. Blue's death no services will be held at the Presbyterian church Sunday.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, February 13, 1902 | Page 7

On Wednesday afternoon, January 29, the friends gathered at the residence of Mr. Ely, to attend the sad final service for our friend, Mrs. Maria Bolles. In the peaceful serenity of death,, we bade her, our friend, of years, a last farewell. With aching hearts, made void by the going away of our loved ones, one by one, we bow to the inevitable, yet longing to put aside the vail of futurity, seeking conisolation and craving to understand the great mystery, death. The friendships and companions of years are not lightly severed but wrench the heart strings with, only the consolation that sometime, "Not now, but in the coming years— It may be in the better land. We'll read the meaning of our tears And there sometime we'll understand.

For over forty years Mrs. Bolles has lived continuously with us in Pewaukee. Her gentle and social nature gathered about her a circle of appreciative friends. She was among the senior members of the Congregational church where she will be greatly missed, by her presence, for she was a faithful attendant, when health permitted, as well as by her financial aid. On that cold, bitter day we laid the frail body beside that of her husband's, Solomon Bolles, who had preceded her years since, up to the infinite
"Life! we've been long together
Through pleasant and through stormy weather.
'Tis hard to part when friends are dear,
Perhaps 'twill cost a sigh, a tear;
Then steal away, give little warning—
Choose thine own time—
Say not good night but in some brighter clime
Bid'me good morning."



Source: Waukesha Plaindealer, 20 Feb 1866; Death Notice, pg 2, col 4

In this village, on the 16th inst., of typhoid fever, Mr. HENRY BORNHEIMER, aged 57 years.



Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - November 3, 2005

Borrmann, Marcella M. "Marce" (Nee Sieber) Of Berlin, WI, formerly of Menomonee Falls, age 87 years. Went home to the Lord Tuesday, November 1, 2005. Loving wife of the late Edward. Devoted mother of Bonnie (Dean) Strube and Bill (Connie). Adored grandmother of Debbie Krivitz, Dean Strube, Jr., Bill Strube, Suzy (Jack) Chartier, Bill Borrmann, Jr. and Brandon Borrmann. Cherished great-grandmother of Cory and Christopher Krivitz, Brian, Kevin and Stephanie Strube and Cheyenne Chartier. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Marce was especially fond of her long-time neighbors, the Glueckstein family, whom she knew most of her life and the members of the 500 Club. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 4, at 11:30am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, N89 W16297 Cleveland Ave. Visitation at church from 10am until time of mass. Committal services to follow at church cemetery. SCHMIDT & BARTELT A.A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral and Cremation Service Menomonee Falls 262-251-3630



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | December 31, 1908; Waukesha County Chronology

Mrs. A.J. Boss died at her home in Mukwonago.



Source: Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, October 26, 1905 | Page 8

Basil J. Bourda, proprietor of the Hotel Gilford, Oconomowoc, formerly for several seasons manager of the Terrace Hotel in this city, died at Sanatorium Waldheim, Wednesday morning, October 18, from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy, at the age of 45 years.

Deceased was born in New Orleans, June 28, 1860, shortly after going to Shreveport where he grew to manhood and was married to Miss Mary Gannon in 1887. Mr. Bourda was in business in Shreveport a number of years, and later came north, conducting the Globe hotel in Milwaukee for ten years. From there Mr. Bourda came to the Terrace, remaining here three seasons. In 1903 he assumed charge of Villa Gifford, which resort hotel he conducted the past three seasons.

Mr. Bourda had not been in the best of health the past year, but it was not thought his illness would prove fatal until quite recently. He was one of the most prominent men of Oconomowoc, and always worked for the best interests of the city, having been an enthusiastic member of the Oconomowoc Business League. The remains were shipped to Shreveport for interment, Mrs. Bourda intending to remain at her old home in that city.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, May 16, 1907 | Page 7

Oak Ridge cemetery on the west side of the village of Eagle, was on the first of May made the last resting place of Hon. Matthias J. Bovee, and his wife, Elizabeth M. Bovee, William r. Bovee and a son and his wife, Sarah A. Bovee, and a daughter Ella Bovee. Their bodies were first buried in the Eagle town cemetery. A monument of light Vermont granite has been erected in the family lot containing the family name in raised letters. The monument stands on a base three times eight feet in dimensions and is four feet and eight inches high.

By mere accident and without forethought, the removal of the bodies occurred on the anniversary of the marriage of Wm. R. and Sarah A. Bovee.

It was no doubt interest our readers to read a brief biography of these members of the Bovee family, many of whom will personally remember them.  Matthias J. Bovee was born in Amsterdam, N.Y., July 24, 1793.  At the age of fourteen the care of a widowed mother and children devolved upon him.  He taught school in winter and worked the farm in summer.  At twenty-two he became a merchant; at thirty-two he was elected a member of the New York assembly, having previously held the office of chairman of the town and also county board of supervisors.  He voted for the first railroad charter in the U.S authorizing the construction of the Albany and Schnectady road in 186.  At forty-on years he was elected to congress from Montgomery, Fulton and Hamilton counties, as a Jackson democrat and when the election of President devolved upon congress he supported Jackson.  At fifty he came to the west with his family of nine children by way of the lakes and reached Milwaukee June 8, 1843; two months later he moved to Eagle, where he died Sept. 12, 1872. In religion Mr. Bovee was a universalist.  His funeral occurred Sept. 15, 1872, and was in charge of the Masons of which he was a royal arch member.

Mrs. Bovee was born April 16, 1793 and died June 12, 1892. The family consisted of William R., Marvin H. Halsey, Benjamin, Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Sprague, Mrs. Pittman, Mrs. McHugh, all of whom, except Mrs. McHugh, have gone to the great beyond.

William R. Bovee was born Oct. 11, 1823, and died Aug. 18, 1874. In politics he was an active Democrat and held many offices of trust. He was town clerk in the early sixties. Clerk of the board of supervisors, Waukesha county, deputy register of deeds.

Mrs. Bovee was born March 15, 1825 and died March 16, 1906. Ella Bovee was born Sept. 3, 1855, and died Oct. 26, 1857. The monument was erected by Mrs. Ezra Bovee Clemons of Minneapolis and her brother, Manly W. Bovee of Indian Territory.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, February 11, 1904 | Page 2

On Tuesday afternoon the body of the late Henry J. Bovee was laid to rest in Oak Ridge cemetery. Mr. Bovee died in Nebraska. The body was accompanied by the family. The funeral was held under the auspices of Eagle Camp 1119 N.W. of a. of which Mr. Bovee was at one time venerable consul. Rev. Mr. James of North Prairie offered prayer. The weather was very cold and prevented a large attendance.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, May 19, 1910 | Page 2

On April 24, at Abrams, Wis, occurred the death of Lemuel J. Bovee, after a long illness.  Mr. Bovee, was born in Amsterdam, N.Y. Sept. 22, 1835, and was the son of Phillip V. and Charlotte A. Pitman Bovee. He came to Wisconsin in 1843 with his parents, who purchased the farm now occupied by T. P. Rhoads, a relative by marriage. Here the family was reared. The father always followed the pursuit of farming, was elected to town office and was also register of deeds. When the Civil war broke out he enlisted in the 16th Michigan cavalry and was first lieutenant. He died in 1873 and the mother died in 1879. Three of the children died in infancy. The others grew to manhood and womanhood and engaged in various occupations. Thomas P. died at Plainfield, Wis., three years ago, leaving a widow and one son. Eliza  

Ann married Lucian W. Robinson, who died in the military service while a member of the 3rd Wisconsin cavalry.  Tho mother died in 1848, leaving two sons, Frank W., of Green Bay, who died in Milwaukee in 1895 and Phillip E.,  who lives at Missouri Valley, Ia. Charlotte E., wife of Elmer J. Davies, Spokane, Wash., Harriet E., wife of Charles Botsford, Milwaukee, Mabel A., widow James E. Crawley, of Milwaukee. Larino married John Bartlett, both of whom are deceased, leaving one son, Richard, of Parker, Kas. Katharine P., wife of E. B. Parsons, of Eagle, leads a retired life. The children are Mrs. Theo. F. Rhoads, and Lottie, at home.  Mrs. Parsons had a son by a former marriage—Henry Jaycox, now of Phoenix, Ari.

Mary A., married John Hubbard, both of whom are dead. Their children are Jamie E. Bovee of Coxad, Neb., William of Hammond, Ind., who is now dangerously sick, Sidney B., of Denver.

Eugene C. died in Denver, leaving a widow and two sons-Lorne and Lionnel, and a daughter, Ruth.

John I., lives at Clear Lake, Ia., and with his life companion is happily located.  He is also a Civil War veteran.

Lemuel J. Bovee, the subject of this sketch was married in eagle, Dec. 24, 1867, to Susie a. Betts, daughter of Jonathan and Lucina Betts, a worthy pioneer family of Eagle.  The young couple soon moved to Oconto county and engaged in farming The union was blessed with six children, five of whom,  with the widow, survive: viz., Albert, at Oconto, John, at Bayfleld, Elmer, in Colorado, Bessie at Sobaski, and Eugene at home. All of the family attended the funeral.

Mr. Bovee was active in, public affairs, was often elected to town office.  Many friends came from a distance to pay their tribute of respect.  It will be noticed by the dates here given that he was born when Halley's comet was last here and died when the comet came again. Those from abroad who attended the funeral were Mrs. B. B. Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Betts, Mabel Crowley, Mr. and Mrs. John I. Bovee, Mrs. Frank Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. F. Rhoads joined them in presenting floral tributes.  The many Eagle friends of the family extend sympathy to the bereaved family.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, March 29, 1906 | Page 7

On Friday, March 16. 1906, Mrs. Sarah Ann Bovee departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ezra Clemons, in Minneapolis, Minn. Death came suddenly. Mrs. Bovee complained of a slight indisposition and sank into a chair, dying almost instantly. Thus ended her earthly career, full of years and full of honor. Mrs. Bovee was so well known in Eagle that it will not be necessary to enumerate her many good qualities. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Snover of Orange County, N. J., and was born on the 15th day of March, 1825. She was the sixth-child of the family and the last to succumb. At the age of twelve years she removed to Michigan with the family and in 1845 came to Eagle to visit her brother, the late Judge John C. Snover. It was at this time that she became acquainted with her late husband, William R. Bovee.

Their acquaintance ripened into love and marriage followed, at the bride's home in Michigan, May 1st, 1848. Returning to Eagle they settled on the farm now occupied by Theodore J. Sprague. In 1849 Bovee joined a party of fortune seekers and went to California, and during his four years there,  Mrs. Bovee resided with her parents in Michigan. Her husband preceded her in death in August 1875. To this union three children were born, Emily, who- died at the age of two years. Manly W., of Bartlesville Ind. Ter., Edna, now Mrs. Ezra Clemons, of Minneapolis, Minn. The death of Mrs. Bovee causes general grief in this community where she lived a life of usefulness.

The funeral took place from the M. E. church at Eagle, Monday afternoon. Rev. E. S. Boggess of Palmyra officiated. Interment was in the Eagle cemetery, where lie buried her husband and daughter.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Tuesday, December 10, 1946 | Page 5

Mrs. Sam Bowey died at her home in the township on Tuesday morning, after an illness of several months caused by a fractured hip.  She had been hospitalized at the Waukesha Memorial hospital for several weeks, before coming home.  Her husband preceded her in death several years ago.

She is survived by three sons, Fred, Eagle, Harry, Detroit, and Percy, California and two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Hill, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Luella Little, Corpus Christi, Tex., and several grand-children.

Funeral services were held from the Mealy funeral home Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Gordon Amphlett officiating.  Burial was in Oak Ridge cemetery.



Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, November 29, 1900 | Page 1

After a long and Painful Illness a Useful life ends.

On Thursday, Nov. 22, Henry Bowman, one of the prominent residents of Genesee, and of the county as well; passed to his final reward after a long period of sickness and suffering.  He was a native of Fisherwick Hall, Staffordshire, Eng.; where he was born Jan. 13, 1829. His early life was that of a farmer boy but later he acquired the carpenter's trade and worked at it in England. When he was 21 years of age he prepared to seek a home in America. With this purpose in view on June 28th 1850, he set forth, sailing from Liverpool on the ship Waterloo. As passengers on the same ship there were the Italian patriots, Mazeini and Garabaldi.

The voyage to America was of a month's duration and it was July 28th when Mr. Bowman first set foot on American soil. He proceeded directly to Wisconsin, and took up his home in Genesee. During his first winter here he was employed at $7 a month threshing grain with a flail; the next summer he worked as a carpenter for $9 a month, and during the succeeding dozen years he labored at various occupations and at the then prevailing; low prices, to secure a start in business. His energy and frugality finally gained him a small capital and this he invested in 1864 by the purchase at Genesee of the mercantile business of P. Barker, and in 1865 of the store of James Hamilton.  For eight years he continued this business with a good measure of success, which in 1878 enabled him to buy the old Treadway Hotel at Genesee Village, together with a store adjacent, built by W. D. Medbury.  This he occupied henceforth until his death. His success though not great as compared with that of many, was such as to reflect great credit upon him. He was a man of courage, and of dauntless energy throughout his life, a good citizen who will be long missed from among his neighbors and friends.

In the autumn of 1854 Mr. Bowman was united in marriage to Miss Harriet J. Paul, a sister of the late John Paul, and of the late Mrs. James Poole of this city. She came to America in 1841 and after a residence of two years ia New York, became a resident of Genesee where she first met Mr. Bowman. A daughter and two sons were born of this union.

Mrs. Mary Proctor, wife of E. H. Procter, and Harriet A. Bowman still survive.  Henry Bowman was active in the conduction of public affairs, and was frequently elected to minor offices. He served both as town aud county chairman, and for many years occupied the position of postmaster at Genesee. He was a steadfast Republican, a liberal contributor to religious societies and was a member of the Episcopal Church. The funeral took place last Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the morn the Rev. J. K. Kilbourne of Pewaukee, officiating. There was a large concourse present, and the Masonic order of which Mr. Bowman was an honored member, took charge. The Freeman in common with the people of Waukesha County extends its sympathies to the bereaved family.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) November 17, 1886; pg. 2; col D



Waukesha, Wis., Nov. 16. - This evening at 10 o'clock the following message was received here by T. H. Taylor, agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad: "A man died suddenly on our No. 2 passenger train this evening. Name on satchel is 'Rev. F. W. Boyd,' and in his hat 'F. W. Boyd, D. D., Waukesha, Wis.' The remains are at Edgewood, Ia. Can you learn from his friends what disposition they want made, and will they go to Edgewood to attend to it? Please get immediate reply." The dispatch was signed by A. Cosgrove, superintendent.

The deceased is a native of Maine and was 73 years of age. He was on his way to take charge of the Episcopal parish at Cresco, Ia. He resided in Mississippi from 1836 until shortly after the war, when he removed with his family to Watertown, this state, and after a residence there of a few years, came to this place and was engaged as rector of St. Mathias' church for a long time, but has of late been too much out of health to officiate. The doctor was a man of great culture, having been educated at Cambridge university and received his degree of D. D. at that place. He leaves a wife and four sons, three of whom, Dr. J. R., W. S. and C. M. are in business in Milwaukee, L. T. Boyd, the fourth one, is receiver of public moneys at Ashland, Wis.



Milwaukee Daily Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) November 18, 1886; col D

Waukesha, Wis., Nov. 17. - The Rev. Fred W. Boyd, was born in the state of Maine, seventy-three years ago, and was the son of one of the first state officers. He 1836 he went to Natchez, Miss., as rector of an Episcopal church there, and married the daughter of James Railey, a planter of great wealth and political influence. The war inflicted pecuniary loss on the family and in 1869 they removed to Watertown, in this state, where Dr. Boyd was rector of St. Paul's church until 1873, when he removed to Waukesha, and assumed the rectorship of St. Matthias' church, which he held until six years ago, when failing health caused him to resign.

The deceased was a quiet, unassuming gentleman, of great learning, and was always looked on as the best of authority in ecclesiastical matters. He was educated at Cambridge university in England, and was an extensive traveler, having crossed the Atlantic twelve times. He was an enthusiast on the subject of church erection, and leaves splendid religious edifices at Brooklyn, Davenport and Vicksburg as monuments to his zeal and liberality. He leaves to mourn his loss an estimable wife and four sons, besides a large circle of warm personal friends.



Source: Wauwatosa News April 1, 1899

Elizabeth, former resident of Wauwatosa, died Monday at Waukesha. Miss Boyden was born in New Salem, Mass in 1811 and as a child removed with her family to New York state. She came to the Wisconsin Territory in 1837 with T.B. Hart and his wife, Miss Boyden's sister. They settled in Wauwatosa and were among the early settlers of Milwaukee County. She resided with her sister until her death in 1895? when she went to Waukesha to live with her nephew, J.G. Hart. Miss Boyden was the first public school teacher in Wauwatosa, the school was held in an addition of the T.B. Hart's modest home. She is survived by a niece, Mrs. E.L. Blodgett and nephew, T.W. Hart, both of this city.



Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - April 22, 2006

Brahm, Wallace A. of Butler. Age 90. Born to Eternal Life and Reunited with late wife Irene Thursday, April 20, 2006. Loving father of Wallace "Bud" (Dianne), Jane Braun, Johnna (Thomas) Dedering, and Douglas (Vicki). Proud grandpa of William (Sandra), Michael (Beth), James "Jay" Braun; Janiel (Matt) Bord, Thomas "Tad" and Matthew Dedering; Jennifer (Eric) McGinnis, Andrew (Nicole), Joseph, Peter, and Noelle Brahm. Great-grandpa of Abby, Tony, Evan, Noah, Luke, Emily, Hannah, Cassie, Jordan, Carter, Nadine, Samantha and Tyler. Brother-in-law of Elvira Hanauer. Further survived by other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 24 at 10AM at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 12801 W. Fairmount Ave., Butler (please meet at church). Burial to follow at St. Mary's Church cemetery, Menomonee Falls. Visitation on Sunday, April 23 from 3PM until time of Prayer Service at 6PM AT THE FUNERAL HOME. SCHMIDT & BARTELT A.A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral and Cremation Service N84 W17937 Menomonee Ave. Menomonee Falls (262)251-3630



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BRADEE. OCT 10, 1952. Charles G. Bradee, aged 67 years, residence 3709 Meinecke, beloved husband of Lillian Hartke Bradee, father of Irene, brother of Mrs. Emma Hille, Sarasota, Florida; Mrs. Louise Littlejohn of River Forest, Ill.; and Mrs. Harriet Smith of Sarasota, Florida; also survived by 1 son-in-law, 1 brother-in-law, 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Services at the Feerick Funeral Home, 4620 W. North Ave., Mon, 1:30 p.m. Interment in Wauwatosa Cemetery. In state Sun. after 3 p.m.



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(August, 1943 local newspaper obituary)

William Bradee: Funeral services will be help at the Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church, Brookfield, at 2 p.m. Tuesday for William Bradee, 83, town of Brookfield farmer, who died Saturday (August 7, 1943, at 11 a.m.) at the Menomonee Falls home of his daughter, Mrs. Emma Lietzau, after an illness of two months. Mr. Bradee came to Wisconsin from Germany in 1871. He is survived by three daughters in addition to Mrs. Lietzau, Mrs. Ella Ziemer, Mrs. Marie Mueller, and Miss Cora Bradee; two sons, George and William; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The A.A. Schmidt funeral home in Menomonee Falls is in charge of the arrangements. Burial will be in the church cemetery.



Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) December 11, 1899; col F

Wilbur Braden Killed by Cars
Popular Young Waukesha Man Meets Death in Illinois


WAUKESHA, Wis., Dec. 11. - Wilbur Leslie Braden, son of Frank V. Braden, was killed by the cars near Capron, Ill. Early yesterday morning. Braden was a Northwestern freight brakeman and had been railroading less than a year. His father is a conductor on the Northwestern and his son has been making the run with him. Yesterday, however, Mr. Braden was at Madison and young Braden was with another conductor.

The train broke in two and young Braden was trying to flag another train when he was killed.

Will Braden was one of the best known young men in Waukesha. He was 20 years of age and attended the high school until about two years ago, leaving school in his junior year. In 1895 he was captain and quarterback of the high school football team, and later captained the Y. M. C. A. team. He was considered one of the best quarterbacks in Wisconsin. When the Fourth regiment was organized in the late war he enlisted in Company A, but withdrew at the request of his parents. The blow to the family is especially great, as his mother died but a few months ago. The arrangements for the funeral have not as yet been completed but it will probably be held from the residence, 310 Beechwood avenue, some time Wednesday
The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) December 12, 1899; pg. 10; col F
Meets Death under Cars A Waukesha Athlete and Brakemen on Northwestern Road Killed at Capron, Ill.

A Waukesha Athlete and Brakeman on Northwestern Road Killed at Capron, Ill.

Waukesha, Wis., Dec. 11 - Wilbur Leslie Braden, a Northwestern freight brakeman, was killed by the cars near Capron, Ill., yesterday. His father, F. V. Braden, is a conductor on the Northwestern.

The train broke in two and young Braden was trying to flag another train when he was killed

Young Braden was 20 years of age. In 1895 he was captain and quarterback of the High School Football team, and later captained the Y M. C. A. team. He was considered on of the best quarterback in Wisconsin. The young man's mother died but a few months ago.



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MENOMONEE FALLS NEWS Thursday, January 8, 1931

PIONEER WOMAN OF MENOMONEE DIES Mrs. Anna Brahm, nee Mueller, died at the advanced age of 84 years, at the home of her son, Peter Brahm, in the town of Menomonee. Death came peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon. The funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) morning at 9:30 from the residence to St. Anthonys Church, Fussville. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Brahm was one of the earliest among the settlers in the vicinity. Born in Germany, she came with her parents to Menomonee when only three years old making her residence in the town 81 years. Her residence in the town was one of the longest, if indeed not the longest, among the early settlers. Deceased was a woman of many sterling qualities and a faithful member of St. Anthonys Church. She is survived by two daughters and two sons.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 03, 1915 | Page 8

Daniel B. Brasted, 25 years old, a resident of this city for almost nine years, died Wednesday night at the home of his mother, Mrs. C. N. Cameron, 307 Hartwell avenue, following protracted illness. Mr. Brasted was born at Fond du Lac, but before coming to this city had been a resident of Pewaukee several years. He was a nephew of C. E. Brasted of this city, his father died several years ago. Besides his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Cameron, he leaves three sisters: Mrs. James Harrop of Jefferson City, Mo.; Mrs. Fred Falbe of Fairwater, Wis., and Miss Echo Cameron, at home. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the residence on Hartwell avenue, where Rev. J. Cameron of Pewaukee offered a prayer and Mrs. Evaneline Olson sang. The funeral party then went to Pewaukee where services were held at 3 o'clock in the Congregational church, Rev. Mr. Camron officiating. Burial was at Pewaukee.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Friday, January 25, 1946 | Page 7

Hayward Bratley died suddenly at his home here Friday afternoon.  He was born near North Prairie in 1883 and has lived in the village for the past thirty years.  He was married to Miss Edith Blanchard in 1911, and to them was born one daughter Mrs. Edward Noske of Statesan.  Mr. Bratley is survived by his wife and daughter, two granddaughters and a sister, Mrs. Charles Riddle of Dousman.  The funeral will be held at the Mealy funeral home in Eagle, Monday afternoon, with burial in the North Prairie cemetery.  The Rev. Alfred Hoad, of Whitewater officiated.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, November 11, 1949 | Page 3

John Bruce Brattebo, 7 months, died today at Oconomowoc after a short illness. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brattebo of Oconomowoc, his sister, Linda, 21 months, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John N Brattebo of Storey City, Ia , and Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Johnson of Webster City, Ia.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p m. at the William R. Hansen funeral home in Pewaukee, The Rev Theodore Thurow of Christ's Evangelical church will officiate. Burial will be at the Forest Hills cemetery in Pewaukee. The body will be in state at the funeral home after 4 p.m. tomorrow.



Breese Funeral Will Be Held Here Friday

Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wisconsin) 1946 January 17

Funeral services for Richard P. Breese, Sr., who died at his home, 115 McCall st., Tuesday morning after a long illness, will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Congregational church.  The Rev. A.E. Gregory, pastor of the church, will officiate at the services.  Interment will be  in the Prairie Home cemetery.

Pallbearers for the services will be Lee Larson of Waukesha; Horace B. Powell and James Powell of Milwaukee; John Love, Owen Rolands and Otto Boeck of Waukesha.

Friends may call at the Randle funeral home from 7:30 until 9 p.m. Thursday.



Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) March 20, 1894; pg. 2; col B

Mrs. Percy Bremen was buried from the Lutheran church, town of New Berlin, Sunday at 2 p. m. Quite a number from this place attended.



Source: From the Waukesha County Democrat, on file with the State Historical Society, Madison 1 Apr 1882

Mr. Thomas Bremer, one of the oldest settlers of Mukwonago. at his residence in that town, on the 23rd inst. of heart disease. About 75 years of age.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, January 02, 1924 | Page 2

Mrs. Ella Bright, 89, passed away December 24, and funeral services were held in St. Mary's church Wednesday morning, with interment in Forest Hill cemetery where other members of the family are laid away. She was one of the best known residents of Duplainville but spent her last days at the Waukesha County Farm. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. John McLaughlin, Mrs. Frank Studnicka, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Laurence Hurtgen, Spring Valley, and one son, John Bright, of Illinois.

Grandson and great-grandsons acted as pallbearers  


Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, January 16, 1913 | Page 5

James Bright of Duplainville, died in Milwaukee Thursday, Jan. 9, was a well known figure in Pewaukee, having carried on quite an extensive business between the two villages in earlier years and winning a reputation for honest dealing. He was taken ill while visiting a daughter in Milwaukee and died after an illness of less than a week. Funeral services were held in Milwaukee, Rev. George Borroughs officiating. The body was interred here Saturday afternoon. Deceased was 87 years old and was born in England in October, 1825. He is survived by his wife, one son, John Bright of Duplainville and four daughters. Mrs. J. T. McLaughlin and Mrs T. J Studnicka of Milwaukee, Mrs. Ellen Griswold of Pewaukee and Mrs Lawrence Hurtgen of Spring Valley. Interment was in Forest Hill cemetery.

Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, December 24, 1923 | Page 6

Mrs. Ellen Bright died on Monday morning in her home in Duplainville at the age of 89 years. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. John F. McLaughlin and Mrs. Frank J. Studnicka, of Milwaukee; Mrs. Lawrence Hurtgen, of Spring Valley, and one son, John Bright, of Duplainville. Funeral services will be at 9 o'clock a.m., Wednesday morning, in St. Mary's church of Pewaukee, with interment in Forest Hill cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons of the deceased.



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Menomonee Falls News Dec. 28, 1944

Peter Brill, 55, Passes Away. Peter Brill, aged 55 years, passed away at his home in the town of Menomonee, Saturday, Dec. 23. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (nee Burg); one daughter, Susan Keeler; one son Leo; his mother, Mrs. Math Brill; six sisters, Josephine Bach, Helen Rosbeck, Margaret Schraufnagel, Katherine Hurt, Mary Schraufnagel and Sister Euphrasia, O. S. F.; two brothers, John and William; also one grandchild. Funeral rites were held Wednesday Dec. 27, at 9 a.m. from the Haack Funeral Home to St. Mary's church at 9:30 a.m. Burial was at the church cemetery.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, June 01, 1921 | Page 2

The body of Mrs. A. O. Brock, who died in her home in San Antonio, Texas, April 12, was brought lo Pewaukee, Wednesday, for interment in Forest Hill cemetery on Thursday. Miss Clara Brown officiated at the grave. Mr. Brock and son, Norman. also Mrs. Katherine Tupper, of Hart, who spent several months in the Brock home in Texas, accompanied the remains. James Howard a brother of the deceased, joined them in Chicago, and her brother, Bert Howard, Detroit, came to Pewaukee. Others who came to attend the rites were Mr. and Mrs. L. Van Vranken. Mr. and Mrs. O.C. Sturgeon, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lepper and Mrs. Hugo New, Menomonee Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Judin, Waukesha.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) October 14, 1898; col E

Death at Waukesha
Waukesha, Wis., Oct. 13 - H. Y. Brothers died last night, aged 68.



Source: Freeman, Jan. 4,2007

Nov. 8,1933- Jan. 1,2007

Valerie A. Brown, 73, formerly of Eagle and North Prairie, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2007, at River Hills West Nursing Home in Pewaukee. She was born Nov. 8,1933, in Waukesha, the daughter of Cecil and Alice Mosher.

Valerie is survived by her sister; brother; children; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

Valerie was preceded in death by her sisters, Bonnie Mosher and Diane Siefert; her daughters, Debbie Tovar and Donna Cruz; and her grandsons, Jeremy Anderson and Ronnie Matek.

Visitation will be held from noon until the 1 p.m. funeral service Saturday, Jan. 6, at North Prairie United Methodist Church, Main Street, North Prairie. The
Rev. Bonnie Bell will officiate. Her ashes will be buried at North Prairie Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at River Hills  West and VITAS Hospice for the care they showed Valerie.
Mealy's Funeral Home in Eagle, 594-2442, is serving the family.



Source: Bismarck Daily Tribune, (Bismarck, ND) Saturday, October 08, 1887; col F

A Mysterious Murder Horace Brownell Found Dead in His Cabin near Pewaukee, Wis


Waukesha, Wis., Oct. 7-Horace Brownell, aged 55, was murdered in his cabin at the crossing of the Wisconsin Central and St. Paul roads near Pewaukee, where he was employed in attending a railway gate last night. He was shot through the body. The tragedy was discovered by the conductor of a freight train who signaled the gate keeper but could get no response. There is no clew(sic) to the murderer. Brownell leaves a wife and nine children.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, January 11, 1950 | Page 14

Darlene Olive Brust, age six months, died yesterday at Waukesha Memorial hospital.  She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Brust, Mukwonago route 1, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Moore, Waukesha, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Brust, Mukwonago route 1.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:3- p.m. at the Erling Larson funeral home the Rev. John Jeske Milwaukee officiating.  Burial will follow at North Prairie cemetery.  Friends ay call from 3 to 9 p.m. today.



Source: The Milwaukee Journal Dec 21, 1937. Section L page 11 column 1

BUCKHOLZ: Monday, Dec. 20, Anna, beloved sister of Christ, Charles and Louis, Gusta Keeler, Elizabeth WEssner and Minnie Stenzel, aged 68 years. Funeral Thursday, Dec. 23 at 1:30 p.m. from funeral home of A.A. Schmidt & Sons, Menomonee Falls, to Trinity church, Brookfield. In state after 1:00 p.m. Wednesday. Casket will not be open in church.



Manitowoc Herald Times (Manitowoc, Wisconsin) 1965 July 14

Mrs. Charles Buckholz of 1508 Nagel Avenue died Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc, where she had been a patent three weeks.

Funeral services will be at the chapel at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Milwaukee, the Rev. Robin Butler of First Presbyterian Church, Manitowoc, officiating and burial will be in a Milwaukee cemetery.

She was born Aug. 17, 1888, at Reed City, Mich., daughter of the late Herman and Fredericka Donner. She was married to Charles Buckholz at Milwaukee Feb. 16, 1910, and the couple lived in that city until Mr. Buckholz' death in 1959, after which she moved to Manitowoc. She was a member of the Manitowoc Federation of Women's Clubs and the Jones Circle of the church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. edward (Edith) Zauner, of Manitowoc, a brother, William A. Ottow, of Racine, and nices and nephews. A brother and a sister preceded her in death.

Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday at Wisconsin Memorial Park Chapel, Milwaukee. Memorials may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, Manitowoc.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, February 02, 1927 | Page 7

Mrs. Adam Buettner Dies in Wauwatosa

Pewaukee-Mrs. Adam Buettner, nee Amy Bartlelt, died in her home at Wauwatosa, Friday, Jan. 28. Deceased was born July 18, 1875, a daughter of the late Smith Bartlett and his wife, Grace Bartlett, on the homestead in the town of Pewaukee, and was married to Adam Buettner, Nov. 2, 1893. She is survived by her husband, her aged other, one sister, Mrs. Henry Hecker, of Lannon, and seven brothers, Edwin of Brookfield, Matthew of North Gate, N.D., Walter of Rochester, Wis., Harvey and Lloyd of Pewaukee, Owen and George of the homestead. Funeral services were held at Gaspar's funeral home in Waukesha, Sunday afternoon, the Rev. E.L. Holleand officiating, with burial in Forest Hill cemetery in this village.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) November 01, 1884; pg. 8; col A


Waukesha, Oct. 31 - A sensation was caused here to-day by the announcement that Dexter Bullard, proprietor of the new Arlington hotel, had shot himself, on his farm, located in Saylesville, six miles south of Waukesha, in the town of Genesee. The report was found to groundless as far as any suicidal intent was concerned. Mr. Bullard, as he had done for the past three mornings, started for his farm, where he is building a new residence. About 8 o'clock, after reaching the house, rented by Mr. Honeyaeger, he picked up the farmer's gun and started out for a hunt. This, Mr. Honeyaeger says, he had done regularly for several days past. He left the house about 10 A. M., and had been gone about twenty minutes when Mr. Honeyaeger, who had subsequently started for his cornfield, heard a report. He looked in the direction whence came the sound and saw Mr. Bullard still proceeding. In about half an hour after the first shot, there came another report, to which no attention was given.

The discovery of the body was made by Mr. Honeyaeger and was entirely accidental. He found Mr. Bullard lying on the ground with his head almost blown off. He immediately gave the alarm, and the nearest justice, J. B. Finney, of Genessee, was summoned. An inquest was held at Mr. Honeyaeger's farm-house and a verdict of accidental shooting rendered.

Dr. E. L. Bullard, son of the deceased, was present. The remains were brought to Waukesha. Mr. Bullard leaves a wife and two children.

The news of his death was a great shock to the citizens of Waukesha, inasmuch as he had only recently recovered from what was supposed to be a fatal stroke of apoplexy. Some credence was at first given the report of suicide, but men who knew him best contradicted it at once.

Mr. Bullard was born in Tolland county, Conn., in May, 1828. He has been a resident of Waukesha county since 1860, and was for many years a prosperous farmer in the town of Genesee. His residence in Waukesha dates back to 1873, since which time he has been very successful in the hotel business. The funeral, will take place tomorrow.



Menomonee Falls News July 7, 1976

LEAVES BARBER BUSINESS "After thirty-six years of servicing this community as barber, Harold Burg is retiring from the business with plans for the future still indefinite. He feels a certain sadness at giving up this business, knowing he will lose that close contact with the many friends he has made during these years in Menomonee Falls. His health, however, prevents his continuing his work. He expresses he thanks and appreciation to his many customers who have not only been his customers but also had become friends.

Mr. Burg came to Menomonee Falls on Aug 25, 1916, a year and a half after his marriage. He and his wife, Marion, have raised four daughters who have all married and live here in Menomonee Falls. Harold says his home is the general meeting ground for the whole family of children and grandchildren for whom the welcome mat is always out. His first barber shop was located in the Oberman block, recently occupied by the Main Cafe. In 1925 he purchased the two properties on West Main Street, one of which he now occupies. Old timers will remember the buildings as the ones ocupied (sic) by Asam, the Tailor and Schuler, the Shoemaker. For a time he rented the building he now inhabits, to the A & P store while he used the building he lately sold to G. A. Ruby. A few years ago, he remodelled his present building and rented the upstairs apartment and used the lower floor for his barber shop and living quarters. Plans are now materialized to rent the lower floor to Harry Hart Insurance and to Dan Kraemer, attorney. On Feb. 1, he and his wife will take the upstairs apartment. May we add, folks are going to miss Harold Burg, the Barber. He'll be around, though, he says."

BIOGRAPHY: In an article in the Menomonee Falls News July 7, 1976 appeared the following recollections of Harold and Marion Burg. "We saw the country change from oxen to airplanes reminisced Harold J. Burg, 83 looking toward his wife Marion, 79 in a recent informal discussion of Menomonee Falls during the early years of the twentieth century. The expressions on both their faces plainly revealed their thoughts had spanned the years to that August day of 1916 when they moved to Menomonee Falls, Married in January 1915, they were barely past the newlywed stage and were expecting their first child. Six decades would witness that same family of almost three expand to include four daughters, 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Burg recited the litany of names while Burg counted them all on this fingers; they knew the exact numbers but sharing the names was a way of sharing their pride in their family...While a Menomonee Falls resident, Burg served four terms on the Village Board...Burg was born in Monches and Mrs. Burg was from Milwaukee... (Shortly after this interview was conducted, Harold Burg died unexpectedly after a short illness. Mrs. Burg has expressed pleasure that he was able to pass on some of his memories in this article." Complete article in possession of Lenora Mulock.



Source: Menomonee Falls News Nov 1981

Marion L. Burg of Menomonee Falls died of a massive heart attack in her sleep at home last week Monday. She was 85 years old. Mrs. Burg was an enthusiastic card player and belonged to St. Mary's Church in Menomonee falls. Her husband, the late Harold Burg, owned and operated a barbershop in this area for more than 60 years. She is survived by her children, Virginia (Clyde) Weber, Alice (Burt) Ische, Jane (Robert) Weber and Helen (Gordon (MacDonald. She also is survived by 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Father Rick Petter officiated at a Mass of christian Burial at St. Mary's Church in Menomonee Falls last week Thursday. Interment was at the church cemetery. The A. A. Schmidt and sons Funeral Home of Menomonee Falls helped the family with the arrangements.



Source: Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel date unknown

Edited for living
Burk, Gary D., of Colgate, May 23, 2003, age 41 yrs. Husband; Father; Son; Dear brother. Further survived by other relatives and many friends. Funeral at Peace Lutheran Church W240 N6145 Maple Ave., Sussex.





Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, November 12, 1903 | Page 1

While driving a load of swine from his home two miles north of Eagle, to North Prairie Christian Burmeister was seized with an attack of heart failure and died while seated on the wagon. The team did not stop until the body of the farmer fell to the ground and from the statements of witnesses at the inquest it is believed that Mr. Burmeister was carried a full mile after his fatal attack seized him. He was a pioneer resident of the county and was about 60 years of age. He was subject to spells of heart failure.



Burmeister Services will Be Held Monday

Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wisconsin) 1946 February 1

Funeral services for Ernest Burmeister, 67, route 1, who died at the Memorial hospital Wednesday morning from injuries sustained when struck by an automobile, will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. from the Erling Larsen funeral home.  Interment will be in the Prairie Home cemetery.

He is survived by three brothers, Frederick, George, and Emil Burmeister, and three sisters, Dr. Anna Burmeister and Mrs. Herman Dieman of Milwaukee and Mrs. Carl Kempel of Watertown.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Saturday.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, April 01, 1915 | Page 5

The funeral of little Esther Burnell aged twenty-one months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Burnell, was held Sunday afternoon at the German Lutheran church, Rev. A. Menkens officiating. The little one was ill for several weeks with pneumonia, and was thought to be recovering slowly. Hence her death came as a shock to many friends. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 10, 1909 | Page 3

Henry Burnell is very sick at this writing and but little hopes are enterained for his recovery.



Waukesha Journal, Saturday, November 16, 1889 | Page 2

John Burnell of North Prairie, died Thursday, Nov. 14th, aged eighty-nine years.  Mr. Burnell was born in England, and came to this country in 1831.  In 1837 he settled with his family on the farm which he occupied up to his death.  Mr. Burnell was a fine representative of the sturdy pioneers who opened up and develped this country.  He leaves several children.  The funeral services will be held in the church in North Prairie, Sunday at 11 a.m.
Waukesha Freeman, November 21, 1889 | Page 2

Death of John Burnell

John Burnell of North Prairie, died Thursday, Nov. 14 aged 89 years.  Mr. Burnell was of English birth, but came to this country in 1837 and occupied the farm where he has since resided.  His fuenral at North Prairie was very largely attended.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, January 23, 1913 | Page 6

John T. Burnell, aged 58 years, died Friday morning at his home at North Prairie and funeral services were held Sunday at the Methodist church in that village, Rev. J.W.. Perry officiated.

John T. Burnell was born in the old log house on his father's farm in the town of Mukwonago and was the fifth child of John and Jennie (Cobb) Burnell.  He was educated in the public schools and when of age was engaged by his father to work on the homestead farm.  Farming has been his vocation for the major part of his life and by the terms of his father's will be received, in 1889 191 acres of homestead.  In 1904 he purchased 198 acres of farm land four miles south of this city and went into dairying on an extensive scale.  He became also a dealer in wool and following his retirement from active life resided at North Prairie.

Mr. Burnell was married in 1877 to Miss Catherine Hood who survives him, together with their four children Duke Burnell and Mrs. Arnold Torhorse, who reside near Waukesha; Eugene, at home, and Mrs. Guy S. Evarts, Ruthton, Minn. Mrs. J. C. West and Mrs. E. H. Harrison of this city are sisters of Mr. Burnell.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Thursday, December 23, 1954 | Page 12

Marmaduke (Duke) Burnell, 74, a Waukesha county farmer for many years died suddenly at his home in the town of Waukesha this morning.

He was born in the town of Mukwonago on Nov. 5, 1880.  He was a member of the Bethesda Presbyterian church.  Survivors are his wife Julia; one son, John, who operated the farm with his father; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by two sisters Mrs. Arnold Torhorst, Mukwonago route 3 and Mrs. Guy Evarts, Minneapolis, Minn.

Funeral services will take place Monday at 2 p.m. at the Randle funeral home with interment at North Prairie cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, June 06, 1949 | Page 2

Village Barber and Trustee Dies

Reuben E. Buske, well known Pewaukee barber, died suddenly at his home there Saturday. Death was attributed to a heart condition, although the family said that Buske had not been well since an accident last year. He was hit in the face with a baseball while watching his son play in a league game between Pewaukee and Hartland.

Buske worked at his barber shop until 2:30 p.m. Saturday, when he became ill and went home. He died shortly thereafter.

Buske was a current member of the village board and had served two previous terms in thai capacity. He was a member of the Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce and had been president of the major bowling league there for 10 years. He operated a barber shop in Pewaukee for 20 years.

Services Tomorrow

He is survived by his wife, Elenora; a son and daughter, Wayne Buske and Mrs. Charles Johnson, both of Pewaukee; his mother, Mrs. Ina Buske, Watertown; three brothers, Arthur, Ewald and William of. Watertown; three sisters, Mrs. Viola Werner, Jefferson, Mrs. Clara Kollath, Watertown, and Mrs. Norma Bleisner, Milwaukee.

Services will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. from Christ Lutheran church, of which he was a member, Friends may call at the William R. Hanson funeral home after 2 p.m. today until 11 a.m. tomorrow at the church until time of services. Burial will be at Forest Hill cemetery in Pewaukee.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, April 11, 1912 | Page 3

Death of Eric Busby

Eric Busby, formerly of Pewaukee died Saturday in Milwaukee, which had been his home for many years and was brought here for burial. The funeral occurred Wednesday afternoon from the Baptist church. Rev. S. J Sharman officiating. Interment in Forest Hill cemetery.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, March 20, 1946 | Page 18

Lulu M. Bussian Dies at Home of Daughter

Mrs. Lulu Maude Bussian, 65, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rueben Kolander, of Pewaukee, Wednesday morning. She also is survived by her husband, Julius; two sons, Ervin Bussian of Pewaukee and Cecil Bussian of Minneapolis; 13 grandchildren and One great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. from the William R. Hansen funeral home in Pewaukee with the Rev. Edward T. Soper officiating. Interment will be in the Forest Hill cemetery in Pewaukee.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p. m, Thursday.



Waukesha Daily Freeman Friday, February 05, 1954 | Page 13

Albert A. Butenhoff, Jr., 42, died at his home in Pewaukee on Feb. 5. He was a general insurance agent, prior to his illnes.

He is survived by his wife, Anita; four children, Sandra, Ronald, Richard and Barbara; his father Albert H. Butenhoff, Milwaukee; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Edwin Diederichs, Newton, Wis.; two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law.

The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the William R. Hansen funeral home, Pewaukee. with Rev. Gene Prostek, officiating. Interment will be at Forest Hill cemetery, Pewaukee. The body will be in state after 3 p.m. Saturday.




Old Pioneer Passes Away
With but little warning and while in rigorous health, the beckoning call from this earthly habitation summoned one of our County's well known citizens, in the death of James Butler, on Wednesday May 26th, at the home of his brother John in the town of Lisbon, deceased was in his usual health, altho he had been a trivle under the weather early in the spring he drove down to the Falls had been to the stores buying seed corn and also had called at his physicians office Dr. E. W. Burkhardt. Where he mentioned having a severe head ache but would soon be all right, from teh store he went to the bank, and while in the bank he complained of feeling faint, he was given a seat, and they at once noticed that he had lost the use of his right limb and arm, an automobile was secured and was taken to his brothers home where he died at midnight, the cause of dissolution was appoplexy.

Deceased was one of a family of twelve whose parents were among the pioneers of Lisbon his parents William and Marian [Lauder] Davidson lived to celebrate their golden wedding and passed away a year apart, she died in 1901 and he in 1902.

He never married and of the family of twelve all grown to manhood and womanhood he and William are first two to precede in death, James was born Oct. 9, 1859. He has always resided in Lisbon, of a sturdy stock, industrious, honest, and frugal, he was in possession of a fine farm and was a successful man of affairs the funeral was held Sunday Rev. T. E. Foss of the M. E. Church officiating interment took place in the number sixteen cemetery.



Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Monday, July 14, 1890 | Page 1

Mrs. Matilda Butler died July 7, at the home of her son A.R.R. Butler of Summit, aged 92 years. She was a member of the Stone family of northern Vermont and a cousin and intimate school friend of the mother of President Arthur. She was a woman of much intelligence and will be missed by her relatives and friends.



Source: Waukesha Freeman, May 14, 2008

APRIL 11, 1926 - MAY 10, 2008

Deloyd "De" Marvin Byers, a longtime resident of Pewaukee, passed away in Tomahawk on Saturday, May 10, 2008, at age 82. He joins his beloved wife, Marion (Kosanke), who preceded his departure in August 2000. De was found at peaceful rest, in his chair, after a day of working hard around his place.

De, a proud World War II veteran, was employed at Hall Chevrolet for more than 35 years, until his retirement to the North Woods. He will be remembered as everyone's fix-it guy.

He is survived by his daughters, and his grandchildren. He will also be missed by his brother and sister-in-law and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Cora Byers, and a brother, Theodore.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. today, May 14, at Yonke and Son Funeral Home, 205 Prospect Ave., Pewaukee. There will be a time for memory sharing at 7 p.m. Graveside services with military honors will take place at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 15, at Forest Hill Cemetery, Pewaukee.

Yonke and Son Funeral Home of Pewaukee, 691-1900, is serving the family.