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Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, November 14, 1901 | Page 4
Frederick Dabel, aged 63 years, died at his home in the town of Genesee Sunday, of cancer of the stomach. Deceased is survived by four sons and four daughters. The funeral was held at one p. m. from St. John's church at North Prairie on Wednesday the Rev. Otto Hitzeroth officiating.
SOPHIA ANNA DAHLKE
Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman - Waukesha, Wisconsin - Saturday Evening - March 1, 1952 Front Page
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Mrs. Sophia Anna Dahlke, 82, died early today at her home in the town of Lisbon. Mrs. Dahlke was the former Miss Sophia Hurtgen. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 A.m. from the St. Peter and Paul Catholic church at Duplainville, with Fr. J. M. Haeusler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A parish vigil will be held Monday at 8:15 p.m. and friends may call at the William R. Hansen Funeral home, Pewaukee, after 2 p.m. Sunday. Survivors are six children, Mrs. Clara Anderson, Mrs. Herbert Nettesheim, town of Pewaukee, Ervin Dahlke, town of Lisbon, Mrs. Henry Reinders, Wauwatosa, and William S. Dahlke, town of Brookfield; four brothers, Jacob Hurtgen, Hartland, William Hurtgen, town of Pewaukee, Charles Hurtgen, California and Albert Hurtgen, Chippewa Falls; one sister, Mrs. Carl Fritchek, Waukesha; and 19 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
MARGARET C. DALEY
Source:Chicago Tribune, (IL) - May 20, 1942
Margaret C. Daley, at Albuquerque, N. M., May 16, formerly of 4725 1/2 Ellis avenue, Chicago. Funeral from Weber funeral home, to St. Joseph's church, Waukesha, Wis., 10 a.m. Thursday, May 21, 1942.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, May 25, 1911 | Page 5
Deaths of Old Residents
Edward Daugherty, aged 69 years, civil war veteran and for many years a resident of Pewaukee, died, May 17, at hishome in ?waukee. Short services were held at the house, conducted by George O. ? Post G.A.R. The burial was from the Congregational church ? afternoon, Rev. J.H. Cameron officiating. Mr. Daugherty cae with his parents from Hadley, ? when a boy of 9 years. His three years service in the Civil war was with Company G, Twenty-eighth Wisconsin Volunteer. Three children survive him, E.J. Daugherty, employed in the tax commissioners office at Albany, New York, and two daughters, the Misses May and ? Daugherty.
MISS MAY DAUGHERTY
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, November 19, 1914 | Page 6
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Baskins were called to Milwaukee Thursday by the death of their niece. Miss May Daugherty, at Hanover hospital, following an operation. The funeral was held at the Congregational church, Pewaukee, of which church Miss Daughterty was a member, Sunday afternoon. Rev. J. K. Kilbourn of Hartland officiated. Burial at Forest Hill cemetery.
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DAVIDSON: Arthur and Clara (nee Biesel) of the town of Brookfield. Waukesha County passed away Sat., Dec. 30, 1950, aged 69 and 67 years. Father and mother of Mrs. Margaret Nelson, Arthur H. Davidson, and James A. Davidson, grandfather and grandmother of Nancy, Penny, Bonnie, David and Dick Nelson and Mary and John Davidson. Mr. Arthur Davidson also is survived by a sister, Mrs. Henry A. Marx. Mrs. Clara Davidson also is survived by her sisters and brothers, Mrs. Gertrude Soulen of Phoenixville, Pa.; Mrs. Emma Guterson of Mount Dora, Fla.; Frank Biesel of Beaver Dam, Wis.; Mrs. Annie Berenger and Harry Biesel. Services Tues., Jan 2, at 2:30 p.m.at the Ritter Funeral Home, 5310 West North Avenue Interment Forest Home Cemetery. In state after 12 noon Mon. Please omit flowers.
MRS. CHARLOTTE DAVIS
Source: Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, October 26, 1905 | Page 8
Last Thursday occurred the death of Mrs. Charlotte Davis, at her home in the town of Ottawa, Aged 78 years. Her husband died a number of years ago. The funeral was held Saturday noon from the residence, Rev. Mr. Matthew officiating. Interment was at the Welsh tabernacle cemetery.
MARY LYNN DAVIS
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 10, 2008
Davis, Mary Lynn (Nee Hutchinson)
Passed away April 7, 2008, at the age of 56 years.
Loving mother, beautiful daughter of Patricia Filut and the late William Hutchinson. Proud grandma. Beloved sister. Also survived by many relatives and friends.
Visitation Sat., April 12, 2008, at CHURCH AND CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME WAUKESHA (4 blocks south of I-94, on the corners of Hwy J and JJ), from 9:30AM until time of Funeral Services at 10:30AM. Interment Forest Hill Cemetery, Pewaukee, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Zilber Family Hospice, 1155 Honey Creek Parkway, Wauwatosa, WI 53213 would be appreciated. CHURCH AND CHAPEL Rudolph - Larsen Bros. 380 Bluemound 262-827-0659
MRS. WALTER DAVIS
Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, October 26, 1905 | Page 8
The death of Mrs. Matilda White Davis occurred at her home in Vernon on Friday morning, October 20, 1905. Mrs. Davis was born in Germany, July 28, 1867, and was the daughter of Christian and Sophia White. The family emigrated to this country when the deceased was six months old, and located in Milwaukee.
Later they moved to Muskego, where on April 20, 1887, deceased was married to Mr. Walter Davis and came to live on the Davis homestead, where they have since resided. Four children were born to them; they are Ida, aged 13; Frank, aged 11; Hattie, aged 5 and little Laurel, 1 1/2 years old. Her mother and two brothers, William and Charles, and one sister, Mrs. Annie Daniels, of Atkins, Minn., also survive her. Mrs. Davis had been ill for several months, suffering from tuberculosis, complicated with heart and stomach trouble. But through all her suffering she was cheerful and hopeful.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - July 25, 2000
Day, Miriam (Nee Ivey) July 22, 2000, age 104 years. Beloved wife of the late Berenell Day. Loving mother of Robert (Sally) Day, James (Darleen) Day, Charles (Barbara) Day, the late Dorothea Belcher and the late Mary Napierala. Further survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Memorial Service Wed., July 26, 2000, 3:00 PM at Forest Home Cemetery Chapel, 2405 W. Forest Home Ave. Friends may gather with the family, 2:30 PM until time of Services at the Cemetery Chapel. Inurnment Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster, WI. ALTSTADT-TYBORSKI ERMENC-McLEOD (414)645-1001
Source: Waukesha Freeman Aug. 13, 1896
DAWSON-James Dawson died at his home in Pewaukee Tuesday evening at the age of 66 years. He had been an invalid for several years. He came to Pewaukee 52 years ago and settled on the farm where he has since that time resided. He leaves a wife and two daughters, Mary and Eliza. Funeral services will be held at the late residence at one o'clock p.m. today.
Source: Waukesha Freeman, May 31, 1888
Bertha, a bright little two-years-old daughter of Lorenz Debus, died Monday morning.
Source: Waukesha Freeman Mar, 23, 1911
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Ernestina Decaluwe died at the home of her son, Fred, in the town of Lisbon on Tuesday, March 14, at the age of 80 years. She had been a resident of this county for 40 years. She is survived by one sone, one daughter, two brothers and one sister. The funeral was held Thursday last.
HENRY C. DEGNER
Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Saturday, February 12, 1949 | Page 3
Henry C. Degner, 81, died yesterday at the Wisconsin General hospital in Madison. He had been a resident of Oconomowoc the last five years, having resided In Madison, Watertown and Ixonia previously. The deceased is survived by his widow; one brother, Alex, of Ixonia; and five sisters: Mrs. Theresa Melcher, Mrs. Arthur Humphrey, and Mrs. Earhart Newman of Ixonia, Mrs. Bruno Oestreich of Watertown, and Mrs. Frank Hynek, of Oconomowoc.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Notbohm funeral home, Oconomowoc, to the St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran church at 2 p.m. Burial will be in LaBelle cemetery. The Rev. N. G. Paustian will be in charge of the service. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday.
Mrs. Louis Deil Dies at Watertown Home
Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wisconsin) 1946 January 17
Mrs. Louis Deil, nee Degler, died at her home in Watertown unexpectedly Wednesday night of a heart attack. Mrs. Diel was born in the town of Brookfield on Oct. 16, 1891. She had lived in Watertown the past five years.
She is survived by her husband, Louis; two daughters, Mrs. Norman Loomis, and Mrs. Lyvand Peterson of Watertown, four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. David E. Davis of Waukesha.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Schmutzler funeral hoe at 721 N. Fourth st., in Watertown with the Rev. Harry Philo officiating. Interment will be in the Prairie Home cemetery in Waukesha.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and until time of funeral Saturday.
HARRISON H. DELAMATER
Source: Milwaukee Daily Sentinel. (Milwaukee, WI) January 11, 1882; pg. 2; Issue 8; col E
DEATH OF AN OLD CITIZEN OF WAUKESHA COUNTY
Waukesha, Jan. 10 - H. Delamatter died here to-day at the advanced age of over 60. On Saturday last he received injuries from the caving in of an embankment which proved fatal. Mr. Delamatter was an early settler in Waukesha County, for about thirty years residing on a farm near Mukwanago. He removed to this village about five years ago. He is known to many of the older residents of Milwaukee.
Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, January 12, 1882 | Page 1
Harrison H. Delamater died at his home in this village, Tuesday morning. He had met with an accident on the Northwestern road Saturday afternoon, a large piece of frozen dirt falling upon him.. His right leg was broken, and he received internal injuries which proved to be fatal. The funeral will take place from his late residence this afternoon, the services being conducted by Revs. Camp and Peterson. Mr. Delamater, had reached the ripe age of 67 years. He was born in Madison County, N. Y., coming to Wisconsin in 1848, settling on a farm in Vernon.
He subsequently purchased a farm in Sauk County, and afterwards removed to Mukwonago, where he lived up to the time of his coming to this village, about nine years ago. His kindly face is familiar to most of the residents of this county and to many of the old settlers of Milwaukee, with whom he had dealings before the days of railroads. Mr. Delamater could say, what very few men can, that he never uttered an oath in his life, and that he never harmed any man. He was a member of the Methodist Church, and the last words that he uttered were that he was not afraid to die. He leaves a wife aud two sons, one of whom is well known in the east as the "oil king" and politician of Butler County, Pa. He also has two grand-children to whom he has been almost as a father.
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ELMER DENT, VETERAN PUBLIC OFFICIAL, DIES - March 24, 1965
Elmer Dent, 89, former county sheriff, Waukesha alderman and supervisor, died today at Waukesha Memorial Hospital after an illness. The exact cause of death was not available.
A retired mason, Dent and wife Lillian Jane (nee Miller) lived at 309 Randall Street. Dent was born in the former town of Menomonee January 5, 1876.
During the depression years dent worked on several projects in Waukesha of the U. S. Works Progress Administration (WPA), including the county airport and Blair school. He was foreman.
Dent was also an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. His army service started in 1916, when as a member of the First Wisconsin Infantry, he saw service in Mexico with the border expedition against Mexican bandit Pancho Villa.
In World War I he was attached to an army machine gun company in France and Germany from 1917 through 1919.
Before his army service, Dent was sheriff for one term, from 1911 through 1912. His public service career resumed in 1847, when he was elected 14th ward alderman. He was re-elected in 1949, 1951 and 1953 but declined to run in 1955.
In October, 1956, former Mayor Paul Steinert named Dent to succeed Richard Mieratz, who resigned as a Waukesha supervisor. Dent served out the unexpired term, ran and won for the supervisor office in both 1957 and 1959 before he was beaten for the post by Mrs. Helen Kenney in 1961.
Funeral services are pending at the Erling Larsen Funeral home, Waukesha.
MRS. JOHN DENVER
Source: The Daily Freedom and Republican. Waukesha Wisconsin, June 18, 1890
On Saturday June 14 th, occurred the death of Mrs. John Denver after a short illness. The deceased was about 74 years of age and was a woman with a large circle of friends. The funeral was held on Monday and the remains was interred in the Presbyterian cemetery. [Vernon]
Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) March 16, 1891; pg. 2; col B
William Dewing died at the Hygeia house Saturday evening.
RUBY M. (MEISSNER) DIBBLE
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Dibble, Ruby M., (Nee Meissner) Age 90 years. Of Merton. Wed., June 16, 1999. Beloved wife of the late Irvin G. Dear mother of 2 sons and the late Irvin "Bud" (Shirley) Dibble. Grandmother of granddaughters and grandsons. Sister of Esther. Further survived by great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, December 15, 1927 | Page 1
FUMES OF COAL GAS KILL TWO
Aged an and Woman Found Dying at Home
Two deaths resulted from coal gas poisoning this week, when two old residents of New Butler died at the Milwaukee hospital, Wednesday morning after having been ill but a few days.
When Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dickenson both aged 76 years and living along in New Butler were not seen about, Saturday and Sunday of last week, neighbors broke down the door, Monday, and found the two old people in bed, where they had been sinc Friday night. They both were unconscious and were rushed to the Milwaukee hospital where their deaths occurred.
Mr. Dickinson is survived by one sister, Mrs. O.E. Seymour of Hood River, Ore.; and mrs. Dickinson is survived by one sister Mrs. Samuel Nelson, of Genesee, and several nieces and nephews, Mrs. Dickinson was formerly Lilly Grimshaw of Genesee.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m/ from Randle's chapel, this city, the Rev. T.D. Williams, of Milwaukee, officiating. Burial will be at Genesee.
OREN B. DICKENSON
Source: Waukesha Freeman May 2, 1895
DICKINSON-Oren B. Dickenson died at his home in Milwaukee April 17, aged 61 years, having been for many years in the employ of the Pabst Brewing Co. He was father of Mrs. C.A. Perkins, of Mukwonago, and Mrs. R. A. Sullivan, of North Greenfield.
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Tuesday, July 12, 1921 | Page 2Fred Diedeman, aged 83 years, and 5 months, passed away Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs, Aug. Kluender. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the home, with interment in Forest Hill cemetery.
Waukesha Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, June 19, 1919 | Page 8
Charles Dieman, a former Waukesha resident, died at a hospital in his home city of Green Bay, June 1, following a surgical operation. He had been ill a month or more. He leaves his wife and five; children Mr. Dieman was born in this city 40 years ago, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Dieman, pioneers of the locality. He attended the local school and years ago went to Green Bay where he became master mechanic at the Green Bay Western railway. He leaves, besides, his immediate family,, five brothers, and a sister, William, and Herman, Milwaukee; Oswald and Mrs. Edw. Geisler of this city, and Miss Bertha Dieman, Los Angeles, Cal. Funeral services were held Sunday at 4 o'clock, in Green Bay, and interment was in a cemetery there. Mr. Dieman's relatives from this city attended the funeral.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, August 01, 1912 | Page 6
SAD DROWNING AT PEWAUKEE
George Dillman, Insane, Supposed to Have Committed Suicide
George Dillman, a farmer of Medina, Wis., and a son-in-law of Albro Pope, Pewaukee, was drowned in Pewaukee lake last week Wednesday night. He was 33 years of age and had recently undergone a surgical operation at a Milwaukee hospital, and was undoubtedly mentally deranged. The surgical operation involved the removal of a portion of the patient's fore skull and the substitution of a metal plate. From this operation Dillman was recovering but his mental condition did not improve.
He was guarded by friends but on Wednesday evening escaped their vigilance and probably went directly to the lake and threw himself into the water from a little bridge on the Keckheifer place. As soon as he was missed a search was instituted which resulted in finding the body on Thursday about 4 p. m., in six feet of water near the bridge referred to.
The first clue obtained was in the finding of the victim's hat in the woods near the lake and farther on pieces of the bandage with which the wound in Dillman's Bead was found, were picked up, and the search soon resulted in the recovery of the body.
Dillman's trouble dated back to his boyhood and to a date when he was struck in the head with a base ball. The injury sustained bothered him at intervals and In later years it became unbearable. The operation was apparently successful and the young man was advised to spend a few weeks at the home of Mr. Pope, Pewaukee, and recuperate. A few days after his arrival at Pewaukee he became delirious and although he was watched very closely by Mr. Pope, he succeeded in evading him.
Deceased is survived by his wife and two children. The funeral took place on Sunday last from the home of Mr. Pope.
A Pewaukee Version
Pewaukee, July 30-Died, Wednesday morning, July 24, George Dillman, late of Randolph, in the thirty-third year of his age.
Mr. Dillman came to Pewaukee with his family in February, for the purpose of taking treatment in Milwaukee, for a peculiar catarrhal trouble which proved of a more serious nature than was at first supposed. After several months' treatment, including five painful operations which proved insufficient, a sixth, more serious than the others, was undertaken, This seemed to remove the difficulty and great hopes were entertained of his complete recovery.
He was dismissed from the hospital last week, but the strain had been too great and on Monday he began to show symptoms of mental derangement. On Tuesday this became apparent to friends. He grew worse toward evening and they watched with him during the entire night, but in the early morning he slipped away and traveled so rapidly that those who followed soon, lost sight of him. Later neighbors and friends joined in the search, which continued through the day without success. Thursday a party of thirty-two men, including most of the business men of town, or their substitutes, went out and made a thorough search of the woods where some trace of him had been found. Satisfied that he was not there, they turned toward the lake and there they found him.
It is not known whether the frenzy caused by the pain in his bead caused him to seek relief in death in the water or whether in a spell of blindness, to which he was subject after the last operation, he had unknowingly walked into the lake.
Mr. Dillman was a man of irreproachable character, a devoted husband and father, a successful farmer and possessed of ample means. He leaves a wife and two children aged three years and one and one-half years, also an invalid mother and one sister. The funeral occurred Sunday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Dillman's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albro Pope, Rev. J. H. Cameron officiating. Burial was conducted by the Woodmen, with interment in Forest Hill. Friends from Randolph, Milwaukee and Chicago were present at the funeral.
NATHANIEL P. DIVINE
Source: Publication Date: July 7, 2003>Divine, Nathaniel P. Of Wildrose, WI. July 2, 2003, age 24 yrs. Beloved son, loving brother. Further survived by other relatives and friends. A Prayer Service will be held Wed. July 9, 2003 at 1PM AT THE FUNERAL HOME. Burial St. Mary's Church Cemetery. Visitation Wed. 11 AM until time of the Service at the Funeral Home.
SCHMIDT & BARTELT A.A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral and Cremation Service Menomonee Falls 262-251-3630
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Dobbertin, Merrill G.,of Merton, Oct. 2, 2000, age 81 years. Loving husband of the late Janet. Beloved father of three sons and one daughter. Dear grandpa of 8 grandchildren, great-grandpa. Beloved brother of Janet and Minnibel. Merrill was a longtime farmer and worked for the Waukesha Highway Department for many years.
Source: Published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from 8/8/2006 - 8/9/2006.
Doerfer, Janice M. Oconomowoc, 72 years. Born to Eternal Life August 6, 2006. Widow of Robert C. Loving mother. Sister. Niece. Dear friend. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. A special thank you to all the staff at Woodland Health Center, Brookfield, especially nurse Kim. Funeral Services will be at the Funeral Home Thursday at 6:00 PM. Friends may visit from 5 PM until 6 PM. Final rest LaBelle Cemetery, Oconomowoc. In lieu flowers, memorials to Roberta L. Doerfer appreciated. SCHMIDT & BARTELT Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home and Cremation Service 121 S. Cross St. Oconomowoc
CHARLES HENRY DONAHOWER
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, March 02, 1911 | Page 4
Death of Mr. Donahower
Charles Henry Donahower died at his home in this village February 27, after a long and painful illness. Deceased was born in Newport, Ky., and later lived at Denton, Tex. Sixteen years ago he came here to spend the summer and took up his home with Mrs. Sarah Bolles. Seven years ago he married Miss Ella Mary Bolles and since that time, with the exception of two winters in Texas, they have been prominent residents here. Mr. Danahower was a genial man, making many friends, and a public speaking spirited and useful citizen. He leaves his wife, his mother and a sister living in covington, Ky. Mr. Donaower belonged to the F. & A.M. of Pewaukee, and to the Elks and K.P. lodges. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the residence, conducted by Rev. A.L. Tucker. the Masons will be in charge and W.W. Perry will officiated at the grave.
MRS. ELLA DONAHOWER
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, October 10, 1923 | Page 2
Mrs. Ella Donahower, 61, a native and life-long resident of this village, died Thursday morning, Oct. 4, in the home in which she was born. She was an only child of Mr. and Mrs. William Bolles. Charles Donahower, to whom she was married nearly 20 years ago, preceded her in death 9 years ago. Her nearest surviving kin are uncles and aunts. The last rites were held Saturday afternoon, from the late home, the Rev. J.S. Neff officiated. Floral offering wer many and beautiful. Miss Mona Swetland and Miss Isabel Evert sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Rock of Ages."
MRS. HELEN DONCHEVICH
Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, March 28, 1949 | Page 10
Services will be held Wednesday for Mrs. Helen (Bernice) Donchevich, 39, who died at St. Luke's hospital, Milwaukee, Sunday. Mrs. Donchevich is survived by her husband, John, Pewaukee; her mother, Mrs. Rose Novieske, and a brother, Leo Novieske, both of Willow River, Minn.; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Boyd, Branson, Mo., and Mrs. Frances Dallman, Pewaukee.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. from the Hansen funeral home, Pewaukee, the Rev. Edward T. Soper, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery. The body will lie in state tomorrow after 2 p.m.
JOHN C. DONOVAN
Source: The Milwaukee Journal, Monday, July 11, 1892; col G
Drowning at Pewaukee An Employe at Lakeside Found Dead in the Lake
Pewaukee, Wis. July 11-An inquest is in progress this afternoon in the case of John C. Donovan, whose body was found in the lake yesterday. Donavan, whose home was in Glen Falls, N.Y., was employed at Lakeside, Saturday night received $25 of his wages and came to this village when he spent $67 for clothes and bought a keg of beer. He then hired a boat and started up the lake. On Sunday morning someone came and told Capt. Davis that one of his boats was in the lake capsized. Capt. Davis went up and identified the boat as the one the man had taken. Mr. Cowle and Mr. Howitt went in search of the body and brought it to the village. The face was much discolored and badly bruised, the upper lip being entirely gone, this gave rise to suspicions of foul play, but doctors declare that the wounds were not sufficient to cause death.
A telegram was sent to his friends and his sister answered asking that the body be sent to his home.
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William Doolan, one of Waukesha county's most honored citizens, who had held the office of chairman of the town of Merton for 21 years, serving four terms as chairman of the Waukesha county board of supervisors, and who had made his home at Stone Bank, north of Oconomowoc, for the past 73 years, died Thursday, April 14, at the home of his son, Henry Doolan at Stone Bank, after an illness of many weeks. Mr. Doolan, who was born in Rochester, N.Y., July 1, 18a45, came to Wisconsin with his parents in September, 1848, locating on the farm in the town of Merton where his life since has been passed. Mr. Doolan took an active interest in civic affairs for many years and had given his efforts and knowledge towards the advancement and interest of his community, county and state. Few men held a more firm place in the affections and respect of his fellow men, and his passing brought sorrow to many. Mr. Doolan had held several public offices of trust and honor in the community and county. He was also president of the Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Co. of Waukesha county, and was jury commissioner of this county. Mr. Doolan was married in 1881 to Miss Rebecca Coyle, daughter of the late Peter Coyle, one of the most prominent early settlers of the town of Oconomowoc. Mrs. Doolan's death occurred October 29, 1889. He is survived by one son and two daughters, Henry Doolan and the Misses Sarah and Mary Doolan of Stone Bank. He also leaves a brother and sister, L.B. Doolan and Mrs. P.D. Olwell, of Milwaukee. Funeral service took place Monday morning at St. Catherine's church, Mapleton, with interment in St. Catherine's cemetery. The doors of the county court house at Waukesha were closed Monday in honor of Mr. Doolan's funeral.
MELVILLE E. DOPKE
Waukesha Freeman, April 16, 2007
Melville E. Dopke of Pewaukee passed away April 12, 2007, after a long illness.
He was the beloved husband of Donna (nee Weston), now reunited in heaven. He was a dear father; grandfather; great-grandfather. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Leonard; sisters, Ivy and Evie and parents Maybelle (nee Hollock) and Henry Dopke.
He was an avid flyer for more than 70 years. His greatest love other than family was to soar through the clouds on clear bright days. He was a member of the Waukesha Aviation Club and St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church.
Funeral services will take place at 7 p.m. April 17th at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, N27-W24000 Paul Court, City of Pewaukee, (3/4 of a mile south on Highway 164 off Capitol Drive). Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. Private interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Pewaukee.
Yonke and Son Funeral Home, 205 Prospect Ave., Pewaukee, is serving the family. For more information, please call the funeral home at 691-1900.
Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, June 19, 1919 | Page 8
Fred Dorn, 411 Barney St., died at the home of his wife's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Schroeder, Delafield, Tuesday morning of heart trouble. He was 35 years of age. Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Eleanor, aged 9. Funeral services will be held at Ray Biggs undertaking rooms today (Thursday) at 1:30 o'clock and at 2 o'clock at the German Lutheran church, Rev. Mr. Brockmann officiating. Interment at Prairie Home cemetery.
MRS. FRED DORN
Source: Waukesha Freeman, 26 Nov 1941, p. 8.
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MRS. FRED DORN
Mrs. Fred Dorn, 70, died Sunday afternoon at her home in Merton after an illness of six months.
Born in Germany, the former Augusta Butt came to the United States about 55 years ago and lived in an near Merton practically all her life. She and her husband operated a farm near Merton until about five years ago when they retired and moved into the village.
Surviving are five sons, Henry, Emil, Harry and Hugo of Merton, and Arthur of Milwaukee; three daughters: Mrs. Olga Cullen of Menomonee Falls; Mrs. Amanda Meyer of Hartford; and Mrs. Hilda Bratz of Pewaukee. There are also 10 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. from the residence to the Zion Lutheran church, Hartland, at 2 p. m., the Rev. P. H. Hartwig officiating. Burial will be at the Merton-Lisbon cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the residence. The Marshall funeral home, Hartland, is in charge of the funeral.
HANNELORE (ZABEL) DORS
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Dors, Hannelore, (Nee Zabel) Of Colgate. Age 59. June 19, 2000. Beloved wife. Dear mother of 2 daughters and one son. Dear sister of one brother. Grandmother of 5 grandchildren. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorial Service at Brookfield Assembly of God, (3285 N. Calhoun rd.).
MRS. MARTHA DOUGHERTY
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, February 10, 1910 | Page 9
Mrs. Martha Haske Dougherty, wife of Edward Dougherty formerly of Pewaukee, died at her home in Milwaukee, Thursday Jan. 23, in the sixty-eighth year of her life after a long illness.
The funeral occurred Sunday forenoon at the Milwaukee ??? Rev. Dr. Scott of Grand Ave. M.E. Church officiated.
The remains were taken to Pewaukee on Sunday noon and laid to rest in Forest Hill cemetery with a simple ceremony, conducted by ? J. H. Cameron of the Congregational church of which Mrs. Dougherty was formerly a member.
The deceased was born in Bristol, England, in 1841, came to America when about two years of age and settled with her parents and older sisters on a farm about a mile ?st of Pewaukee where she, remained until the close of the Civil war when was married to Edward Dougherty. The new home was established at a few miles from the paternal residence and continued to be their home until about ten years ago, when they moved to Milwaukee.
The deceased was of a quiet, gentle disposition and spent her life in ???tion to her family, by whom she was devotedly loved.
The husband, Edward Dougherty, son, Ellsworth Dougherty of La?wood, N. Y.; two daughters, Miss Mae and Blanche Dougherty are the survivors in the immediate family. Besides there are two grand children and a large circle of brothers and sisters. They are Mrs. Sarah Bolles, Mrs. George Hodgson, Mrs. John Hodgson, John Haskins, of Missouri, Messrs. George and Edwin Haskins of Pewaukee.
Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, November 04, 1909 | Page 4
Residents of Genesee Depot and vicinity were much shocked last Sunday to learn of the death of Miss Elsie Draeger, only daughter of Herman Draeger, which occurred at Hanover hospital, Milwaukee, where she had been taken on Thursday to undergo a serious operation. Miss Draeger became very ill on Wednesday night and had been sick but five days when death came to relieve her suffering. She had always enjoyed good health. She was a hard working, industrious girl and leaves many friends to whom she had endeared herself in many ways. Miss Draeger was 26 years of age and was born in Germany April 25, 1883. Her parents and an older brother came to America, locating in Milwaukee where the mother died some nine years ago. Later the family moved to Genesee where they have since resided and where the daughter had always tried to fill the vacancy left by her mother in being a comfort and help to her father. She leaves her father and three brothers, Herman, Frank and Fred, to mourn her death. Funeral services were held at. the Congregational church on Wednesday at 2 o'clock and were conducted by the Rev. William Vater. Interment was in Genesee cemetery.
Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) March 09, 1892; pg. 2; col E
- MYSTERIOUS DEATH AT LAUREL DRAPER.
Miss Laurel Draper was found dead on the floor of her home last evening at North Prairie, a village eleven miles northwest of here. The body was in a decomposed condition.
She had not been seen since one week ago Monday, but as it was customary with her to leave the village occasionally, her absence excited no comment among her neighbors. Last evening her brother arrived to pay her a visit. Finding the door locked and no signs of life within, he summoned the aid of neighbors and a forcible entrance was effected. Miss Draper was found upon the floor. It is thought that she must have been lying upon a lounge near at hand when she became overcome by coal gas, and attempted to rise, but her strength failing, fell to the floor and expired.
The sheriff was at once notified and proceeded to the scene, where a coroner's jury was empanelled. After listening to what evidence could be found a verdict of death from asphyxiation was rendered.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, September 19, 1912 | Page 5
Rev. Albert Menkens officiated at the funeral of Mr. Dresdow at Eagle Sunday morning.
SARA LEE DROEGKAMP-STRAUSS
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Droegkamp-Strauss, Sara Lee, of Hartland-Merton, May 5, 2002, age 80 years. Beloved wife of the late Frederick H. Droegkamp. Loving mother. Dear grandmother. Fond sister. She is also survived by her husband his children, other relatives and friends.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, June 11, 1908 | Page 8
At Union Church, Racine county, on Thursday, occurred a double funeral, when W. R. Drought and Mrs. Alice Brice, brother and sister, were laid side by side in the local cemetery. Mr. Drought was 75 years of age and Mrs. Brice 83. They came to Wisconsin from Canada in 1842, and since that time lived in Racine county, universally esteemed and respectd. Mr. Drought leaves four sons and one daughter. Mrs. Brice four sons and four daughters. The deceased were uncle and aunt of D.S. Drought of this city.
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The Waukesha Freeman Date unknown
Joseph Duckgeischel died at his home in the town of Delafield Tuesday, July 25, aged 87 years. The funeral occurred Friday morning from St. Mary's church, Pewaukee, and was attended by a large number of friends and relatives. Sons and Sons-in-law served as pall bearers. The deceased was born in Darmstadt, Germany in 1823 and came to this country in early life. He was married in 1848 to Catherine Keirsch(sic) who died in 1905. She died in 1905. Eight children forty grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren survive. All the sons and daughters were present at the time of their father's death. Relatives from out of town who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. Buffu (sic) West Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Newman, Misses Lena Duckgeischel and Norma of Summit; Charles and Mrs. Albert Newman of Milwaukee and Mrs. Albert Newmann of Milwaukee; Miss Catherine Duckgeischel of Chicago.
MRS. JOSEPH DUCKGEISCHEL
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Hartland News Nov. 11, 1905
SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. DUCKGEISCHEL
Mrs. Joseph Duckgeischel a resident of this section for many years died very suddenly at her home two and one-half miles east of the village at 6:30 o'clock Thursday morning. Mrs. Duckgeischel had been in her usual health the previous day, and on Thursday morning she arose and partly dressed, when a sudden faintness seized her and in a few minutes she died. Mrs. Duckgeisichel was 73 years of age and was numbered among the best known German residents of this vicinity. She is survived by her husband and eight children, namely, George, Frank and Matthew and the Misses Josephine and Elizabeth, residing east of the village; Mr.s Charles Deck of Waukesha; Mrs. Mat. Weber and Mrs. Jacob Brandt of Merton. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock from the house and 10 o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic church, Pewaukee.
Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, December 27, 1906 | Page 5
Robert Durges died at the hospital in Milwaukee and was buried in Forest Hill cemetery Sunday afternoon. Rev. J.H. Cameron officiating.
Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wisconsin) 1945 September 4
Suffers Heart Attack Today; Dies at Work
Theodore Duwell, 61, 817 Wodward ave., died unexpectedly Wednesday morning wile at work at the Manitowoc Church Furniture co. The case of death was a heart attack. He was born in the town of Menomonee, Wis., Oct. 8, 1884 and was married Dec. 17, 1913 at Duplainville. He had lived in Waukesha for the past 26 years.
He is survived by his widow,, Lillie; one son, Raymond, one brother, Reinhard Duwell of Menomonee, and one sister, Mrs. Richard Wodtke of Milwaukee.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m., from the Evangelical and Reformed church with the Rev. Ralph Ley officiating. Interment will be in the Prairie Home cemetery.
Friends may call at the Erling Larsen funeral home after 4 p.m., Wednesday until 10:30 a.m. Friday when the body will be removed to the church.