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



Waukesha Freeman,  Thursday, July 20, 1905 | Page 5

Abraham La Chapelle, aged 64 years, died on Saturday after a short illness at his home here. Mr. La Chapelle was an expert in his profession as a designer of yachts and had been engaged for a number of years in building boat's at his factory, which he built here six years ago. He leaves a widow and two sons and three daughters. He was born in New York, lived several years in Canada, then in Waukegan a number of years before coming here. He was devoted to his business, was respected by all who knew him. His death is a grevious blow to his family and a loss to the community. The business here will be discontinued. The funeral was held at the residence Tuesday morning. The interment was at Forest Hill cemetery.



Mrs. Louise Lacher, 89, Dies at Waukesha Home
Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wisconsin) 1946 February 8

Mrs. Louise Lacher, 89, widow of J.H.A. Lacher, well-known Waukesha county historian, died Thursday afternoon at her home, 411 McCall st.  She was a resident of Waukesha for the past 45 years.

Mrs. Lacher, the former Louise Krumey,, was born in Plymouth, Wis.  Her parents were pioneers of that city.  In 1882 she was married to Mr. Lacher who at that time was a shoe salesman.  An ardent student in history, Lacher soon became noted for his knowledge of Wisconsin history and wrote numerous books of lasting historical interest.  For many years he was custodian of the Waukesha county museum.  His death occurred here ten years ago.

In 1882 the Lachers made their home in Winona, Minn., where three sons were born to them, Walter S. Lacher of LaGrange, Ill., Gilbert Lacher of Pittsburgh, Pa., and the late Otto H. Lacher of Pittsburgh.

The family moved to Waukesha in 1897 and from that time Mrs. Lacher lived here except from 1905 to 1909 when she and her husband lived in Chicago.

In addition to her sons, she is survived by eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. from the Arthur D. Gaspar funeral home with the Rev. F. W. Lickfield officiating.  Interment will be in Prairie Home cemetery.  

Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Friday.



Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 25, 2008

Laessig, Catherine M. "Cathy" (Nee Bynum) Of Pewaukee. Born to Eternal Life Monday, June 23, 2008, at the age of 62 years. Beloved wife and companion of Bob for over 31 years. Loving mother a daughter. Proud grandmother. Fond sister. Special sister-in-law. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents Barto and Esther (nee Hendrickson) Bynum and brother James Bynum.

FUNERAL SERVICES 7:00 PM, June 26, at the funeral home. Reverend William McBride officiating. Visitation 4:00 PM until time of service. Interment 10:00 AM Friday at Forest Hill Cemetery, Pewaukee. Please meet at the cemetery. Memorials in Cathy's name to American Cancer Society, N19 W24350 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha, WI, 53188, would be greatly appreciated by the family. YONKE & SON FUNERAL HOME 205 Prospect Ave. Pewaukee 262-691-1900



Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wisconsin) 1946 January 2


Herman H. Lamp passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 78 years. He was born in Brookfield. Mrs. Lamp passed away in September.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edna Luzader of Portland, Ore., Miss Irene Lamp of Waukesha; two sons, Ralph A. Lamp of Racine and Vernon H. Lamp of La Crosse; one sister, Mrs. August Lorentzen of Waukesha, and one step-brother, Oscar Lutter of Chicago, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Randle funeral home, the Rev. H. G. Settlage officiating. Interment will be in Prairie Home.

Friends may call at the Randle funeral home Thursday afternoon and evening.



Source: Posted: Dec. 8, 2006 Newspaper unknown

Funeral services scheduled for Falk workers

Funeral services for Falk Corp. employees Thomas LeTendre, Curtis Lane and Daniel Kuster will be next week.

Lane's services will be in Oconomowoc, with visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 Summit Ave., and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 210 E. Pleasant St. The service will start at 11 a.m. and continue to LaBelle Cemetery. Memorials can be sent to the Curtis Lane Memorial Fund at Landmark Credit Union, 955 Lexington Drive, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.



Source: From Milwaukee Journal dated 5 October 1980

Landis, Adele M. of Wildwood, Illinois, formerly of Milwaukee and Waukesha. Beloved wife of the late William W. Dear mother of two daughters; Fond sister. Dearest grandmother of 6, great-grandmother of 10. Resting at the Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere, Grayslake, Ill. 2-9 PM Mon. Funeral services 1 P.M. Tues. Entombment Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield, Wis. For information call 312-223-8122.

Source: From Grayslake, Illinois, about 5 October 1980.

Mrs. Adele M. Landis, Wildwood, Illinois, died Friday, October 3, 1980 at Condell Memorial Hospital, Libertyville, Illinois, following a brief illness. She was born in Minnesota, travelled and resided areas all over the United States, including Milwaukee and Waukesha, and had made her home in Wildwood the past 12 years.

She was preceded in death be her husband, William W. Landis, September of 1952.
Survivors include 2 daughters; 2 sisters; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1 pm Tuesday, October 7, at the STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, Illinois with the Rev. James E. Meroid, Prince of Peace Church, Lake Villa, Illinois, officiating. Entombment to follow at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield, Wis. Friends may call 2 till 9 pm, Monday at the funeral home.



Source: Waukesha Daily Freeman dated Wed. Sept 17, 1952

Ex-Westchester Man, William Landis, Dies
William Walter Landis, a former resident of Westchester subdivision, died suddenly in Milwaukee Tuesday. He had spent the winters in Florida and the summers in Milwaukee since retiring two years ago. He was 64 years old. The funeral will be at the Ritter funeral home in Milwaukee, Friday at 1:30 P.M. and burial will be at Wisconsin Memorial park. The body is in state after 4 P.M. Thursday.

Surviving Landis are his wife Adele (nee Nenno); a sister; and two daughters.



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d. June 26, 1951
LANGEMACK: Edward, passed on at the residence, West Lane, RR 4, Waukesha Co., June 26 (1951) at the age of 76 years, beloved husband of Hattie E. Langemack (nee Claymier), father of Clarence Langemack of Milwaukee and Franklin Langemack of Waukesha County. Father-in-law of Georgia and Grace Langemack; further survived by 3 sisters, 3 brothers, 3 grandchildren, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Complete services Thurs., June 28, 2 p.m., at the Voth and Anderson Funeral Home, 2427 W. National Ave. Cremation. In state after 3 p.m. Weds. Kindly omit flowers.



Source: Waukesha County Democrat 15 Apr 1882

Claude Langley, a suicide near Palmyra, about 28 years of age. He leaves a wife and 2 children.



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Larsen, A. Geneva, (Nee Young), age 100 years. Of Sussex. Thurs., April 4, 2002. Beloved wife of the late Christian. Dear mother. Grandmother. Further survived by 4 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral at Lighthouse Baptist Church, N74 W25332 Howard La., Sussex.



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MUSKEGO - Darwin T. Larsen, 71, of Muskego was born to eternal life Monday, May 22, 2000. Darwin was born Oct. 25, 1928, in Stoughton, the son of Theodore and Ethel (nee Hoveland) Larsen. Darwin was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Waukesha. Darwin waw one of the founders and operators of the Meda-Care Ambulance Service. He was a funeral director for 50 years and with his brother, Dale, founded and operated Larsen Bros. Funeral Homes. Darwin also founded Church and Chapel Funeral Service.

He was a dear father. He was a brother. He was a grandfather and uncle. Darwin is also survived by other relatives and friends. Darwin was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Ethel, and his brother Wayne.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Waukesha, with the Rev. Theodore Romberg officiating. Burial will follow at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Bend. Visitation will be held after 4 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Larsen Bros. New Berlin Funeral Home, 15250 W. National Ave., and from 10:30 a.m. Friday until the time of the funeral service at St. Luke's Lutheran Church.

The Larsen family wishes to extend their thanks to all of Darwin's caregivers, and to all of the current and past staff members for working with our family businesses throughout the years.
Larsen Bros. New Berlin Funeral Home, 786-2030, is serving the family.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, October 19, 1905 | Page 5

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Larson buried a young child at Forest hill cemetery on Saturday.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, January 12, 1949 | Page 11

Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza J. Larson, 71, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Edward T. Soper officiating. Mrs. Larson died at her home m Pewaukee early today.

She is survived by her husband, Alvin T. Larson; four sons, Bradford of Detroit, Warren of St. Louis and Charles and Ralph of Pewaukee and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be from the William K. Hansen funeral home in Pewaukee and burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in Pewaukee.

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



Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - December 12, 2001

Ralph G. Larson oWaukesha, Dec. 9, 2001 at the age of 67 years. Beloved husband of Rae Ellen (nee Titulear). Dear father; grandfather; brother.  He is also survived by his mother-in-law and is a brother-in-law. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, his sister Mary Parks, father-in-law George Titulear and sister-in-law Fran Knoll.

Funeral Services Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001 at 7pm at the funeral home. Pastor James L. Wilch officiating. Friends may call Thursday at the funeral home from 4 to 7pm. Interment Friday at 10am at Genesee Cemetery. CESARZ, CHARAPATA & ZINNECKER FUNERAL HOME 237 N. Moreland Blvd.



Source: Menomonee Falls News July 7, 1955

Mrs. Anna Lauer (nee Schroeder), age 67, of 210 Elsie Ave. died at St. Joseph's hospital, Milwaukee.

She was born in the Town of Menomonee in January, 1888, the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Adam Schroeder. She is survived by her husband, Nic, five daughters, Elizabeth Sota, Milwaukee, Clara Liebhauser, Milwaukee, Veronica Kollenbroich, Hubertus, Helen Ujcich, West Allis, and Lorraine Jajtner of the Town fo Menomonee; tow sons, Clarence of Thiensville and Roman, Town of Menomonee.
Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Emma Gauger, eighteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 9 a.m. Burial was in the church cemetery. A parish vigil was held on Tuesday evening. Mrs. Lauer was a member of the Senior Ladies Sodality of St. Mary's church."



Source: Milwaukee Area Newspaper Publication Date: August 20, 2003

Lauer, LaVern A. Age 86. He was born March 20, 1917 and God took him Aug. 17, 2003 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband for 62 years. Dear father; Grandfather; Great-grandfather; Brother; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In state Thurs. from 3 PM until time of Service at 5 PM at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, N89 W16297 Cleveland Ave., Menomonee Falls. Private Interment. Memorials to St. Mary's Building Fund or Masses appreciated.



Source: Menomonee Falls News Jan. 4, 1929

Mathias Lauer answered the call to the hereafter at the home of his son Michael Lauer at Granville, on Thursday Jan. 3, 1929 having reached the age of 73 years 8 months and 26 days. He had been ailing for some time past, being afflicked with an acute asthma. However he was about most of the time and the last visit he made was to the Falls was during the holidays.

Deceased was a native of Trier, Germany. He came to America in the year 18__ at the age of 7 years with his parents and the settled in the town of Menomonee, where he grew to manhood and continued to reside here all his life.

In the years 1883 he was united in marriage to Miss Helen Schmitz. She preceded him in Sept, 1889. Of this union there were four children born to them, Elizabeth, (Mrs. Charles Schneider, deceased) Nicolas of Menomonee, John of Lisbon, and Michael of Granville, also 25 grandchildren and one great grandchild also one step-brother Nic Lauer of Racine.

He was a successful farmer, and by hard work, good management and frugal effort he was able to give his children a start in life. Mr. Lauer was a splendid representatives of the hosts of German settlers who made their home in this community and helped to build it up. He was a good and upright man who did the best for his family and as a citizen. The love of his family and the esteem of his community will be his beyond the grave.

The funeral will be held Monday Jan. 7th at 10 A.M. from the residence of his son, Nicholas and to St. Mary's Church in Menomonee Falls at 10:30 o'clock Rev. A. M. Dentinger with other clergymen will officiate at the last rites.



Source: Menomonee Falls News Apr. 18, 1957

Nic Lauer of 210 Elsie Ave., Menomonee Falls, passed away Friday evening, April 12 at St. Joseph's hospital, Milwaukee.

Mr. Lauer was born Dec. 7, 1885 at Fussville. For many years he and his family lived on the farm in the town of Menomonee where his son Roman now resides. His wife preceded him in death several years ago.

Deceased is survived by seven children: Elizabeth Sota, Milwaukee; Clara Liebhauser, Milwaukee; Clarence, Mequon; Veronica Knittenbroich, Hubertus; Helen Ujeich, Milwaukee; Roman, town of Menomonee; Lorraine Jajtner, Menomonee Falls; one brother, John, town of Lisbon; two daughters-in-law; 5 sons-in-law 18 grandchildren 7 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 16, at 9:30 a.m. from the Haack Funeral Home to St. Mary's church at 10 a.m. Interment church cemetery.



Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) - November 16, 2001

Lauer, Virginia A. "Jean" (Nee Krueser) Died peacefully on Nov. 14, 2001, at the age of 81. Jean will join her beloved husband, Roman. Beloved mother and best friend of her sons. Loving grandma. Loving great grandma; Loving sister; Also survived by a brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and loved ones. Visitation will take place on Sat. starting at 9 AM at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, N88 W17658 Christman Rd., Menomonee Falls, followed with a Mass of Resurrection at 11 AM. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials to either the Community Memorial Hospital Cancer Center or Good Shepherd Catholic Church appreciated. SCHRAMKA FUNERAL HOME (262)251-0330



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) July 11, 1883; pg. 2; col D



Waukesha, July 10. - Capt. Geo. Lawrence, one of the historic men of the county, after a protracted illness and gradual decline of two years, passed peacefully away this morning at the family residence, at 6:30 o'clock. Mr. Lawrence was surrounded by his entire family at the time of his death. The funeral will occur to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Capt. Lawrence was born at Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Mass., on Oct. 31, 1812. He began a sailor life when a lad by sailing on the small coasters. At the age of 16 he shipped with his father who was an old sailor, on a whaling voyage, harpooning two whales before he was 17. During this voyage he visited China, Japan and the Sandwich Islands and was promoted to boat-steerer. From the position of a steerer he rapidly arose to the position of captain and subsequently became largely identified in the purchase of vessels. In the fall of 1846 he made Milwaukee his headquarters; in 1847 he built the schooner Lawrence, at a cost of $12,000, and the following year he exchanged one third of the vessel for a comfortable home near Waukesha and sold the remaining share to Daniel Newhall.



Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) December 03, 1890

Word was received here yesterday of the death of Geo.Lawrence, Sr., at his home in Chicago, of pneumonia. He resided here a greater portion of his life and was about 50 years of age. The funeral occurred to-day.



Leahy, Dorothy M. "Blossom" (Nee Rahoe ) Of Menomonee Falls. July 5, 2001, age 71 years. Beloved wife of the late Richard "Leaky". Loving mother; Dear grandma; Dear great-grandma; Dear sister; Further survived by her special neighbors, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mon., July 9, 2001, 9:15 AM from the Funeral Home to Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Menomonee Falls to celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Burial St. Mary's Church Cemetery. Visitation (TODAY) Sun., 4-8 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:30 PM AT THE FUNERAL HOME. Memorials to the family appreciated.



Source: Waukesha Freeman Aug 13, 1896

LEE-Mrs. Rosanna Lee, formerly of Genesee this county, and an old resident, died at the home of her son, John Lee, in Milwaukee, on Sunday, aged 87 years. The remains were brought here for interment and funeral services were held at St. Joseph's church on Tuesday. Besides the son she leaves a daughter, also resident in Milwaukee.



Source: Menomonee Falls News Apr 30, 1931
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ANOTHER PIONEER IS CALLED TO HER REWARD. Mrs. Aaron Leister, for many years a resident of this village died at the home of her son, Walter, in the Town of Granville, Sunday April 26, aged 78 years and 3 months. She took sick Jan. 25, after having attended the morning services at Emmanuel Church, and failed to recover. Mrs. Leister was the daughter of Henry and Barbara Schlafer and was born in the town of Germantown, Wisconsin, January 9, 1853. Deceased resided with her parents up to the time of her marriage to Aaron Leister on November 7, 1872. nine children were born to this union, all but one daughter survive. There are five sons, Abner, Idaho; Frank, Pennsylvania; Eugene, Brookfield; Walter and Calvin of the town of Granville, three daughters, Mrs. Mary Miller, Granville, Florence Leister, Milwaukee and Mrs. Nettie Erdman, Granville. Also thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and one brother Christ Schlafer, Waukesha survive...Funeral services were conducted by her Pastor the Rev. L. F. Keikhoefer, on Thursday at 2 o'clock with a preliminary service at the home at Granville preceding. Interment in West Granville cemetery.



Source: Waukesha Freeman Jan. 18, 1900
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LEISTER, Mrs. Catherine Leister died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Abner Barndt in Menomonee Falls, January 10, aged 94 years. Her maiden name was Haver(sic) and she was born in Pennsylvania. She married Chas. Leister in 1823 and in 1843 they came to Wisconsin, taking up land in the town of Granville. The husband died in 1873. The surviving sons and daughters are Mrs. Barndt and Silas Leister of Menomonee Falls, Tobias Leister of Granville and Mrs. Adam Badinger of this city. Funeral services were held at the Evangelical church at the Falls, Rev. H. J. Droegkamp officiating.



Source: Menomonee Falls News Feb. 27. 1914
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PIONEER WOMAN DIES. Mrs. Lovina Leister. The death of Lovina Leister at the home of her son Aaron Leister in the town of Granville Feb. 22, marked the passing to her eternal reward, the last survivor of the first settlers here from Pennsylvania who settled in Menomonee Falls in June 1844. She was a daughter of Wm. Barnes and was born in Lehigh County, Pa., July 29, 1827. At the age of 16 she came to Menomonee making the trip by team. The journey was a long and tedious one being accompanied by many hardships. They arrived here at the same time as Frederick Nehs, making the trip together and for a time occupied the same shelter in the way of a little log cabin at the foot of the big hill on the banks of the Menomonee river and later another cabin near the present site of the Enterprise Mills. In later years the family owned the farm estate now occupied by J. Connell on County line. In the year 1846 she was married to Isaac Leister of the town of Granville. Of this union two sons and one daughter was born. The daughter died in 1888 . In the year 1877 the family moved to the Falls and in 1888 her husband died since which time she continued to be a resident here up to five years ago when she went to live with her son Aaron Leister in Granville. She is survived by two sons, William of Prairie due Sac and Aaron of Granville. Eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren and one brother, Isaac, of this village. The deceased was quiet friendly and estimable woman she early in life joined the Evangelical Association and was one of the first of the association organized here in 1846. The funeral was held at her sons home Wednesday at 1 o'clock and at Emanual's Church in this village at 2 o'clock. The pall bears were the grandsons. Rev. H. J. Prochnow officiated at the last services and her remains were laid to rest in the family lot in the Evangelical Cemetery by the side of her husband.



Source: Menomonee Falls News Mar 31, 1955

Madeline Leister (Nee Hennes) of 301 East Park Ave. passed away Saturday morning at the age of 70 years. She was the wife of Calvin Leister; mother of Mrs. Marie Polzin; grandmother of Mrs. Paul Gressle and great-grandmother of Mary Catherine Gressele. Funeral services were held tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Haack funeral Home to St. Mary's Catholic church at 9:30. Burial was in the church cemetery. She was a memeber of the Senion Sodality at St. Mary's church.



Source: MENOMONEE FALLS NEWS Friday, November 19, 1912
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Silas H. Leister Passed Away. Veteran School Teacher Dies on Sunday. Resided in this locality since 1842. Following an illness extending back several weeks since when he was confined to his bed. Silas Hoover Leister, born in Montgomery Co., Pa. Feb'y 24, 1842, finally yielded to the attack and passed away at the Milwaukee Hospital Nov. 24, 1912 aged 70 years and nine months. The deceased was the youngest of five children that came to Wisconsin in the year 1842 and settled upon a farm in the town of Granville, where that section was an unbroken forest.

In common with others who were pioneers he experienced the hardships of the early settlers, whose industry and labor made possible much of the advancement of later years. He received his education in the district school and at the age of 20 began teaching. By earnest effort and with natural ability he continued to follow this profession over forty years. As the District School master, he was well known in the community where all these years the pupils of his schools, were give the practical as well as academic instruction under his leadership.

One of his last spoken recollections in his last illness was that he had walked to and from the school houses of our community for 41 years. He was married to Mary Hemsing in 1866. Of this union seven children, with the widow, survive. They are Rose May, Charles William and Ira Gay of Milwaukee, Hiram Edsom of Wauwatosa, Perry White Leister of Sheboygan Falls, Henry Clinton of Iron River, Wis., and Percy Clay Leister of this village. One brother Tobias of Granville, aged 77 years is the last survivor of the family that came here in 1842. The last rites were observed on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock when the family and friends gathered at the M. E. Church here, Rev. T. K. Foss officiating.

Interment took place in the family lot at West Granville Cemetery.



Source: Menomonee Falls News Feb. 18, 1916 or 1915.
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William Leister Passes. Aaron Leister of this village received a message from Prairie du Sac this week of the death of his brother William following an illness of some time. The deceased was a son of the late Isaac and Lovina Leister, pioneers of this community. He was born in the town of Granville, Feb. 22, 1853. At the age of 21 he took up his residence in Sauk County where he was married to Miss Margaret Felix of this union two sons and one daughter with the wife survive, Edwin B. resides, Menomonee. Henry at Prairie du Sac, and Mrs. MacGrady of Michigan and one brother Aaron. The funeral was held Wednesday.



Waukesha Freeman, Wednesday, October 10, 1945 | Page 3

Mrs. Anna Lembke of Pewaukee Passes On

Mrs. Anna Lembke, 75, Pewaukee, widow of the late William Lembke, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mary Lembke, Menomonee Falls, Wednesday while on a visit. Mr. Lembke died in January at the age of 80. Mrs. Lembke is survived by her daughter Violet of Pewaukee and sons: Rockwin of the town of Lisbon, Erwin, Webster, George, Victor, Dettmer and Emil. Also surviving are five daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, 10 grandchildren and her sister.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. from the William R. Hansen funeral home at Pewaukee with the Rev. Harry Chastine officiating Interment will be in the Forest Hill cemetery.  The body is presently in state at the funeral home.



Waukesha Freeman, Wednesday, January 31, 1945 | Page 2

Funeral Monday for Wm. Lembke, Pewaukee

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the William R. Hansen funeral home in Pewaukee for William H. Lembke 80, who died at his home in Pewaukee Thursday. The Rev. Harry Chastine will officiate and interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery.

Mr. Lembke had been a farmer in the town of Lisbon but retired 15 years ago and has since resided in Pewaukee. He is survived by his wife Anna, seven sons, Rockwin and Victor, town of Lisbon, Erwin and Webster, Pewaukee, George, Pontiac, Mich., Detmer, Milwaukee and Ph. M 1/c Emil Lembke stationed at Parris Island, N. C. Also surviving is a daughter Violet, Pewaukee, and there are 10 grandchildren and a sister Mrs. Minnie Ebert of Milwaukee.

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



Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) February 05, 1892; pg. 2; col E

Waukesha, Feb. 5. - This morning William Henry Harrison Clay Lewis, an old soldier, died at his home in this village. He was generally known as "Armless Lewis." He was born in Philadelphia in April, 1840, and entered the army of volunteers when the first call was made for 75,000 men to serve two years if the rebellion was not put down in less time. He enlisted in Co. K, Third Pennsylvania reserves, on May 27, 1861. He fought through the Peninsular campaign and there was in the Manassas campaign where he fought in the second battle of Bull Run and in the battle of Antietam.

After this he was transferred with a number of others to the regular army at Washington to serve three years and was assigned to Battery Three, U. S. light artillery. After this he fought in the battle of South Mountain and Gettysburg and went to New York to aid in putting down the draft riot. Fought after this in the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court House and Cold Harbor.

On the 7th day of June, 1864, he lost both his arms by the premature discharge of a gun he was serving. He was taken to a hospital where he remained until the spring of 1865, when he received an honorable discharge from the government. In 1876 he entered the Soldiers' home, at Dayton, O., but left there the same year and came to the Milwaukee Soldiers' home. From this home he took his discharge in 1877, and June of that year was married to Fidelia Newson and came to Waukesha to live. He received a pension of $75 and his wife $25 per month. He showed remarkable dexterity considering that he had no hands and but a very small portion of his arms left. He fed himself by a means of a hook fastened to his coat sleeve and drove horses a great deal. He buckled the lines about his neck and guided them by twisting his body about. He was a member of the Waukesha G. A. R. post. He leaves a wife to mourn his loss.



Source: Milwaukee Area Newspaper Publication Date: January 17, 2002

Limbach, Roselyn E. (Nee Newman) Born to Eternal Life Mon., Jan. 14, 2002, age 92 years. Loving wife of the late Mathew. Dear mother; Grandmother of 5 and great-grandmother of 7. Sister; Sister-in-law. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation 10 AM Thurs., Jan. 17 (TODAY) meeting at St. MONICA CHURCH, Silver Spring Dr. and Santa Monica Blvd. with Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:30 AM. Private interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Menomonee Falls,



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Feb. 1907 Death Peter Linder died in Milwaukee buried from Duplainville



Source: Waukesha Freeman, 3 Feb 1943
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William Linder passed away Thursday in Milwaukee at the age of 78 years. He was the brother of Casper, Lawrence, Rowland, Frank, Margaret, Elizabeth, Anna and Amelia of Oregon, Mrs. Katherine Gebman of Waukesha, and Mrs. jerry Holland of Cedarburg. Funeral services were held Monday morning from the Altstadt funeral home in Milwaukee to SS Peter and Paul church at Duplainville, with interment in the church cemetery. The deceased had been in failing health for the past few years, and sold his farm marchinery and horses last fall. Part of the time since then, he continued to live on his farm in the town of Lisbon which had been his home for the past 40 years, most of which time he had lived alone.

Source: Waukesha Freeman Jan. 1943
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WILLIAM LINDER, 78, Dies at Milwaukee. William Linder, age 78 years of the town of Lisbon died Thursday, Jan. 21 at a Milwaukee hospital where he had been taken for treatment several weeks previous to his death. Mr. Linder's home had been in the town of Lisbon for the past 40 years, most of which time he had lived alone. Surviving him are his brothers: Casper, Lawrence, Rowland, Frank; also sisters, Margaret, Elizabeth, Anna and Amelia of Oregon; Mrs. Katherine Gebman of Waukesha, and Mrs. Jerry Holland, Cedarburg. Funeral rites were held Monday morning from Altatdt Funeral Home, Milwaukee to S. S. Peter and Paul church at Duplainville with interment in the church cemetery.



Waukesha Freeman (WI) - April 26, 2001

Alfred J. Link Jr. , 63, of Greenfield, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001.

Alfred was born Oct. 13, 1937, in Milwaukee.

Alfred was a member of the 32nd National Guard and Daniel Boone Conservation League-Hubertus. He was president of the Link Clan (also known as Butt Head).

He is the husband of Shirley (nee Lamke) Link; father of Scott Link, Shelley (Robert) Torbol, Susan (Vincent) Scardina, Sandra (Daryl) Harvey and the late Jeffry Allen Link; loving grandfather, "papa," of Bonnie, Robert, Ashley Rose, Cody, Kayla, Annie, Alyssa and Sicilia; loving son of Irene (Alvin) Shippee; son-in-law of Kathryn Lamke; brother of June (Keith) Miller; and brother-in-law of George, Donald (Lorrain) and Thomas (Helen) Lamke.

Also survived by nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Bevsek-Verbick Funeral Home, 10210 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis. Friends may visit from noon until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be Monday at Southeast Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery in Union Grove.

Bevsek-Verbick Funeral Home, (414) 546-4342, is serving the family.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, March 23, 1905 | Page 2

On Monday forenoon at his home in Milwaukee, occurred the death of John August Lins after an illness of brief duration. Hemorrhage of the stomach was the immediate cause of death. Mr. Lins was born in Wachstadt, Saxony Germany, October 3, 1840, and was a son of John and Margaret (Ehrhardt) Lins. Until he was 17 years of age he resided with his parents in his native place, attending school. In 1857 the family came to America, locating on a farm near Milwaukee, where Mr. Lins was occupied a year, when he obtained employment with B. Stamm & Co. In 1859 he went to St Louis and in 1860 to New Orleans, where he remained until the breaking out of the civil war. Here he managed to get away and after three days in Milwaukee he enlisted and was enrolled in Co. C, 5th Wis. Inf., and was mustered as corporal. July 26, he left Camp Randall for the active scenes of war and was assigned to King and Hancock brigade. Mr. Lins participated in the battle of Williamsburg, Chickahominy, Goldens Farm, Savage Station, White Swamp, Malvern Hill, Cramptons Gap, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Rappannannock, Mary's Heights and Gettysburg the Wilderness, and Spottsylvania, C. H. and Cold Harbor, where he was severely wounded.  He went to various hospitals and finally to Madison, where he was under treatment when his regiment was mustered out, August 3, 1864.

Mr. Lins returned to Eagle and engaged in the stock business with his brother on his father's farm until 1867, when he formed a co-partnership with S. E. Newstadt, at Eagle. In 1869 the partnership was dissolved and Mr. Lins built the brick store now occupied by the Partridge company. In 1878 he built the brick store now occupied by M. S. Bovee and acquired large real estate interests at Eagle.  Among them the Eagle lake property and the celebrated Minnehaha Springs. His abilities and qualifications were soon recognized and in 1872 he was chosen chairman of the town board on the Republican ticket, although the town was a Democratic stronghold, and again elected to that office in 1887, 1888, 1889. Was county treasurer in 1877-8, member of the Wisconsin assembly in 1881, state senator in 1884. Mr. Lins did much to improve the village of Eagle and its surroundings, gave liberally to the poor. About six years ago he was appointed to a position in the capitol building at Madison under Gov. Scofield and remained there until appointed to a position in the U. S. revenue office in Milwaukee.  Mr. Lins was married in 1872 to Miss Mary Witte of Eagle, daughter of the late Carl and Sophia Witte.

The funeral took place from the residence of his brother, Edmund Lins, in Eagle, Thursday forenoon; Interment in Oak Ridge cemetery Eagle.  Picket Post and Joseph Baily Post G. A. R., of Palmyra, attended in a body.

Mr. Lins leaves surviving him, besides his widow, one brother, Edmund, and one sister, Miss Louise Lins, two of his sisters, Anna Thiele, and Elizabeth, and two brothers, Carl and Martin, having preceded him in death. We all extend our sympathy.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wednesday, April 17, 1946 | Page 3

Mrs. Clara Lobdell, 85, died Friday morning at the home of her nephew, Charles Bartlett, town of Pewaukee, where she had lived since the death of her husband W.O. Lobdell, seven years ago  The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Horn, Mrs. Lobdell married on March 25, 1891.  Although she had been in a wheel-chair invalid for the last 35 years, she had enjoyed excellent health until her death.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews and cousins.  

Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 14, from the William R. Hansen funeral home with the Rev. Harry Casteen officiating.  Interment will be in the Forest Hill cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.



Sheboygan Journal | Sheboygan, Wisconsin | Friday, March 13, 1953 | Page 8

Funeral services for Arthur Lodes, 44, of Pewaukee, former resident of the town of Chilton who passed away Wednesday, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Waukesha. Burial will be made in a Waukesha cemetery. Friends may call at the Larson Funeral home in Waukesha.



Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 8, 1997

July 4, 1997, age 78. Memorial Service Tues. 5 PM Ascension Lutheran Church, Waukesha. RANDLE-DABLE 547-4035



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William A. Logan

On Wednesday, January 15th, occurred the death of William A. Logan at his home, 1005 Lincoln avenue, Waukesha, after a brief illness. Mr. Logan was a son of John A. and Margaret McDonald Logan and was bornin Nova Scotia, October 11th, A.D. 1840.

The family included eight children, Mrs. Elizabeth Henry, Milwaukee, being the only one surviving. When four years of age the family moved to Bangor, Maine, and three years later came to Wisconsin locating in Eagle. He attended school here and worked on a farm until he entered the army Nov. 11, 1861, in Company K, First Wisconsin cavalry. After a time at Benton Barracks, the regiment went to Missouri and operated the following summer skirmishing with the Guerrillas, Quantrell, Marmaduke and Mosby. Mr. Logan was injured in a fall from his horse, and was returned to Eagle. In the fall of 1864 he went to Washington to enlist in the Wisconsin artillery, but the command was filled and he returned and enlisted in Company E. Forty-sixth Wisconsin infantry and served until his discharge at Madison, Sept. 27, 1865.

October 11, 1866, he married Mary L. Ackley a resident of Troy, and a daughter of Charles and Louisa Bunker Ackley. After their marriage the young couple went to Winnisheik, Iowa, and remained there about a year, returning to Eagle where he engaged in the grain and lumber business for many years.

Later he served as rural mail carrier for many years and resigned to lead a life of retirement. About five years ago they sold their home at Eagle and moved to Waukesha. Mr. Logan was a charter member of Eagle camp 1119 M.W.A. and was a member of the Franklin Bigelow post at the time of its existance here.

He was a man of good character, fair and upright and held many offices of trust.

The funeral was held at the home in Waukesha Saturday afternoon. Rev. Drake officiating and interment was in the family lot in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Eagle.



Source: Menomonee Falls News May 10, 1907
Submitted by Lenora/see contributors page

Death of Mrs. Margaretha Loos Passes away in her 96th year

The death of Mrs. Margaretha Loos at the home of her son Fred Loos, in this village, Monday, May 6, marked the passing away of a pioneer woman of this locality whose span of life exceeded that of any other in her generation. The deceased was born in Walduelshein, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, September 1, 1811. Her advent into this world came at a time when many romantic incidents in history were being chronicled. The soldiers of two great nations, it is said, stood by her cradle. It was at the time that Napoleon's army was marching on to Moscow and upon their disastrous retreat they fled through the village of her birth and some of them found lodging at her parents home. She was a year old when the United States had its war of 1812 with Great Britain. Her name in childhood was Schmidt. In 1829 she married Jacob Loos and in 1845 the couple emigrated in America, settling in the town of Germantown. Her husband died in 1875. Four children, two sons and two daughters now survive her: J. R. Loos and Mrs. Rippel of Appleton, WI and Katherine Stark and Frederick Loos of Menomonee Falls. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Since her husband˘s death she made her home with her son Frederick, and all through her declining years his family has been devoted in their care of this aged woman. Of recent years she was quite feeble and had to be cared for constantly. Her memory was excellent despite her age and she could recall with much vividness the days of her childhood and the stirring scenes when history was being made by the invincible warrior, (transcribed by Julie Hubler)



Milwaukee Journal Sentinel August 10, 2004
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Lorch, Edna E. (Nee Schuldt) August 8, 2004, age 96 years. Beloved wife of the late Harold J. "Dick". Step-mother; Grandmother; Great-grandmother; Great-great grandmother; Sister-in-law; Special aunt. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation Wed., Aug. 11, 2004 at Sussex United Methodist Church, N63 W23523 Main St., Sussex from 4PM until time of service at 7PM. Private burial St. Paul's UCC Cemetery Menomonee Falls. SCHMIDT & BARTELT A.A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services Sussex 262-246-4774



August Lorentzen of Waukesha Dies; Rites to be Held Thursday

Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wisconsin) 1946 February 12

August Lorentzen, 83, who has been a resident of Waukesha for the past 21 years, died at his home, 924 Oakland ave., Monday night.  Born in Slinger, in Washington county, he came to Goerke's Corners at Brookfield at the age of 19 and engaged in blacksmithing and wagon-making until 21 years ago, when he moved to this city.

He is survived by his widow, Meta; on daughter, Mrs. Ida C. Miller of Waukesha; one son-in-law, Charles H. Miller of Waukseha; two grandsons, Charles L. Miller of Danbury, Conn., and Fred Miller of Roswell, N. Mex., besides three great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. from the First Evangelical and Reformed church with the Rev. Ralph Ley officiating.  Interment will be in the Prairie Home cemetery.

Friends may call at the Arthur D. Gaspar funeral home Wednesday afternoon and evening.  The body will lie in state at the church from 12 noon Thursday until time of services.




Mrs. J. D. Love died Monday, March 9, at her home in Hartford, S. D., aged 57 years.  She had been an invalid about one year.  She leaves a devoted husband, one son and one daughter.  The remains will be brought here for burial, the funeral to be held Thursday afernoon at 2 o'clock, in the Baptist church parlors.  Rev. L.A. Pickett will officiate, burial will be in Prairie Home cemetery.



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Mrs. Louise Luedke, aged 31,died at the Municipal Hospital following a short illness. Her husband died only last week. Surviving her are three children, two brothers, Albert and Richard Stark, and her mother. Funeral services will be held on Thursday from Randle's undertaking rooms, South street, at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in Prairie Home cemetery.



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Mrs. Augusta Ludke Died: 4/27/1941 A resident of Waukesha for 58 years, Mrs. Augusta Ludke died Sunday at her home at 1031 E. Main st. She is survived by her husband Carl, with whom she came to Waukesha from Germany 58 years ago; a daughter Mrs. Henry Harmiller, Milwaukee, eight grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and one great- great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held from her home Wednesday to the Trinity Lutheran church at 2 p.m., Rev. Harry Shiley officiating. Burial will be at the Prairie Home cemetery. Friends may call at the Erling Larson Funeral home after 3 p.m. Monday.



Source: Waukesha Freeman, January 11, 2007

Vernon 'Vern' George Luecht
Feb. 6, 1948 - Jan. 9, 2007

FLAG Vernon "Vern" George Luecht, 58, of Waukesha, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at his home. He was born Feb. 6, 1948, in Milwaukee, to George Luecht and Betty (nee Cookson) Krolski.

Vern was married to Judith (nee Schlei) Luecht, and she preceded him in death Dec. 23, 1996. He later re-married, in Port Richey, Fla. He had worked for the Waukesha County Highway Department for 17 years. Vern was also very involved with the Potawatomi Council of Boy Scouts. He had served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam, where he received two Purple Hearts, a Good Conduct Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, a Vietnam Service Medal, a Vietnam Campaign Medal and a Combat Action Ribbon. He was a lifetime member of the Marine Corps League in Waukesha and the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapters 414 and 425. He was a dedicated and very loving husband, father and grandfather.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, children, stepchildren; nine grandchildren; sisters, mother-in-law; and in laws. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Friday, Jan. 12, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. James Gorman will be presiding. Graveside services with full military honors will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, at Prairie Home Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery chapel by 9 a.m. for the procession to the grave.

Memorials in Vern's name are appreciated to Boy Scouts of America Potawatomi Area Council, P.O. Box 528, Waukesha, WI 53187, or the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 425, P.O. Box 2000, Waukesha, WI 53187-2000.

Randle-Dable Funeral Home is serving the family.

"It is now his time to soar with the eagles" "Semper Fidelis"



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Monday, March 31, 1952 | Page 1

Pewaukee Contractor Dies at Hospital Here

Edward Luenzmann, 70, died yesterday at Waukesha Memorial hospital. He was a carpenter contractor in Pewaukee for many years.

The funeral will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the William R. Hansen funeral home in Pewaukee.  The Rev. Victor Bolle will officiate and burial will be in Forest
Hill cemetery: The body is in state at the funeral home tonight.

Surviving him are his wife, Frieda; two daughters, Mrs. Anita Ackley of Pewaukee and Mrs. Loraine Davies of Milwaukee; two sons, Edward, Jr., of Pewaukee and Ivan of Milwaukee; two sisters, Mrs. Emily Ritter and Mrs. Emma Schaefer, both of Milwaukee; a brother. Carl of Cleveland, O,; and eight grandchildren.



Waukesha Daily Freeman, Saturday, June 04, 1955 | Page 1

Village Assessor Dies at Hospital

Pewaukee— Edward D. Luenzmann, 44, Pewaukee village assessor, died Friday afternoon at Waukesha Memorial hospital after a brief illness.  

He was born Mar. 7, 1910 at Milwaukee. On June 2, 1945 he married the former Alice J. Carpenter. He was a former village clerk, president of the Kiwanis club, find a clerk at the post office.

Surviviors are his wife, Alice; his mother, Mrs. Frieda Luenzmann, Pewaukee, two sisters, Mrs. Lorraine Davies, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Anita Ackley, Pewaukee; one twin-brother Ivan, South Milwaukee.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the William R. Hansen funeral home by Father Victor Bolle, Milwaukee.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, Pewaukee.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m.



Waukesha Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Saturday, May 31, 1947 | Page 8

Sally Ludeman, two-months old daughter of Mr. and Mia. Howard Ludeman, 1800 Murray ave., died
Friday at the Milwaukee Children's hospital.

Besides her parents she is survived by one brother, Jerry; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lewis, all of Waukesha; her paternal grandfather, Howard Ludeman, Sr., of East Troy.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3:30 p. m., at the Erling Larsen Funeral home. Alfred
Smith of Milwaukee officiated and burial was in Prairie Home cemetery.



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Lund, Shelley K.
(Nee Leahy) Of Menomonee Falls. March 20, 2002, age 38 years. Beloved wife; Loving mother; Dear sister; Dear daughter of the late Richard "Leaky" and the late Dorothy "Blossom" Leahy; Dear daughter-in-law; Special friend. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral Mon., March 25, 2002, 9:15 AM from the Funeral Home to Good Shepherd Catholic Church, N88 W17558 Christman Rd., Menomonee Falls, to celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Burial St. Mary's Church Cemetery. Visitation Sun., 4-8 PM with a Prayer Service at 6 PM AT THE FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Shelley's children's educational fund appreciated. Shelley worked at Valucare Pharmacy in Menomonee Falls and part time at the Tri-County YMCA. "May the luck of the Irish be with you" . SCHMIDT & BARTELT A.A. Schmidt and Sons Funeral and Cremation Services Menomonee at Town Hall Menomonee Falls



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, November 07, 1907 | Page 1

Mrs. Mary Reed Lurvey died Saturday afternoon at her home at Eagle after months of patient suffering and was laid to rest in Oak Ridge cemetery Tuesday of this week.  She was born in Ottawa 64 years ago and was married to Joseph J. Lurvey on December 31, 1863.  They lived in that town until their removal at Eagle in 1895, where Mr. Lurvey is now postmaster.  Mrs. Lurvey is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Fred Jacobson of Delafield, Miss Christine and Miss Mabel at home, and ne son, Charles Lurvey of Milwaukee; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Horton of Algona, Ia., and Mrs. N.A. Wallace of Alabama; and two brothers, Wm Reed of Bellingham Wash.; and Sam Reed of Des Moines, Iowa.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home.

Mrs. Bessie Greenwood McNary of Milwaukee sang two familiar hymns, "Nearer, My God, to Thee," and "Abide With Me," with an impressiveness which only unaccompanied, singing can effect.

Beautiful flowers were around her, a fitting tribute to the beauty of her own life.  

Old home friends from Ottawa came in numbers to the funeral service, the bearers being all intimate friends of the earlier days.

It is difficult to find words to justly express the character of Mrs. Lurvey.  She was one of those rare women to know whom is a privilege and an inspiration.  hers was a fine mentality.  She judged the world broadly, ready always to guide aright, no hour too busy to turn aside to do a favor, tolerant of others failing, just to her friends, true to the highest and best.  She never stooped below her standard.  An ideal mother, a devoted wife, her home life was a precept.  Their home was ever open with the genuine hospitality that called their friends back again and again.  Her courage in the face of a hopeless physical ailment kept her from giving up until a few days before she died.  The family were all with her when the summons came and she went as she had lived, bravely and peacefully.



Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, February 18, 1909 | Page 1


Postmaster Lurvey Dies at Eagle without warning

Was well half hour earlier

So Esteemed and Beloved in Village that Death causes great and general grief.

Eagle, Feb. 16- At his village home on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 11, occurred the death of Postmaster Joseph J. Lurvey.  The summons came so suddenly that the friends and neighbors listened with unbelieving ears to the message that was passed along that Mr. Lurvey was dead.  many had seen him less than a half hour before pass down the road on his way home fro the post office.  His jovial greeting to those he met gave no warning of the stilled heart beat so soon to come.  He passed into the living room, lay down on the couch and life went out.  Without a struggle, without suffering, he went to his final sleep.

Joseph J. Lurvey was born in Avon, Livingston county, N. Y., April 22, 1837, and came with his parents to Wisconsin in the fall of 1844, settling the next spring on section 15, town of Ottawa, where he grew to manhood.  He enlisted in Company A, 1st Wisconsin cavalry. August, 1861, and after being in several engagements, was discharged for disability in September, 1862. He was married to Mary J. Reed, New Year's Eve, 1863, and continued to reside in the town of Ottawa up to the time of their moving to this village in 1895.  He was appointed postmaster of Eagle in 1897, continuing in office until his death. He held positions of trust in Ottawa and has been a most excellent postmaster here.

Four children, Mrs. Fred Jacobson of Delafleld, Misses Christine and Mabel at home, and Charles of Milwaukee, survive him; also one sister, Mrs. William Probert, and one brother, John C. Lurvey, both of Ottawa.

Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon.  "Nearer My God to Thee", and "Abide with Me" were given by the beautiful young voice of Roy Aplin, one of the boy friends of Ottawa.  

Fitting and impressive remarks were made by Rev. E. B. Boggess of Palmyra. He took for his theme, "The Greatness of Gentleness," likening that characteristic in the deceased to that of Abraham Lincoln to whose greatness America has so recently paused to pay its tribute.

All of the home G. A. R. comrades who could brave the weather were there, and followed their soldier friend to his last resting place. The storm prevented many from coming for a last mark of respect to one they highly esteemed, but they were there in thought and sympathy. The bearers were neighbors from the Ottawa home and with the keenest sorrow they laid their friend in Oak Ridge cemetery beside his wife, who was taken, from him a little over a year ago.

The writer has no words to adequately express the greatness, the success of Mr. Lurvey's life. To leave accumulated a large fortune does not mean success. To have one's name pushed before the public does not alone make a success, but to have lived the life that throws its tenderness, its fane mental qualities, its rare judgment, its broad, earnest truth into the hearts of all so fortunate as to know him, is a success surpassing all others.

It is a beautiful life that rounds out seventy-two years so filled with the noble and fine attributes of humanity that those who come within the radius of its influence are made the better for it. His was the standard of an honest man and from it he never wavered. As counselor, friend, neighbor and citizen, as well as father and brother, he will be long remembered and greatly missed.



Source: Waukesha Freeman, The | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Thursday, November 03, 1910 | Page 5

Albert C. Lyman, for many years resident at Oconomowoc, and well known as a Civil war veteran died at his home in Oconomowoc October 27, of paralysis. Mr. Lyman is survived by his wife, one son, William L., of Portage, and four daughters, Mrs. Jennie Mundt of Globe, Wis., Mrs. T. H. Moffit of Milwaukee, Mrs. Roy Hastings of Marshfield, and Mrs. Fred Schlei of Oconomowoc.

Mr. Lyman was 68 years of age and was born in Pennsylvania. He came to Wisconsin from Dunkirk with his parents' and resided there until the Civil war, when he enlisted and served throughout the war, being a member of the First Wisconsin cavalry and of the Fortieth Wisconsin regiment. Shortly after the close of the war he came to Oconomowoc, where he followed gardening for many years.

Mr. Lyman frequently attended the soldiers' reunions in the county, and will be missed by his old associates.  The funeral services, were held at the residence Sunday afternoon at 1:30, with burial in La Belle cemetery.



Waukesha Freeman (WI) - February 20, 2004

Feb. 22, 1935 - Feb. 19, 2004

Anthony G. "Tony" Lyons, 68, of Berlin, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at Berlin Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 22, 1935, in Waukesha, the son of Tony R. and Leatha Books Lyons. On April 17, 1980, he was united in marriage to Deborah Sayles in Wyoming. Tony and Deb moved to the area in 1990. Tony was a machinist and worked at Lakeside Metal Products before his retirement in 1999. He was a member of the Waukesha Eagles No. 453, the Berlin Senior Citizens and Faith Community Church in Berlin. Tony was an avid cribbage player, loved the mountains and the ocean and was a NASCAR and Packer fan. He served in both the U.S. Army and Merchant Marines.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah; his four children; one sister; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two children, Mark Lyons and Cheryl Coleman; and two sisters, Marjorie Preston and Deloris Forsyth.

The family will receive friends and relatives from noon until the 1 p.m. memorial services Saturday, Feb. 21, at Faith Community Church, 200 S. Church St., Berlin, with the Rev. Terry J. Reiser officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Genesee Cemetery.

Barbola Funeral Chapel, (920) 361-2755, is serving the family.



Source: Waukesha County Democrat, 8 Apr 1882

Mrs. Frances Lyons, at Trenton, Pierce Co., Wis., mar. 31st, 1882, aged 29 yrs. Born Onondago Co., N.Y. Jan. 8, 1843. Sister of Mrs. Charles Gaspar of this village. Burial in Waukesha.