Peter Deckelman

P. Deckelman, Little Black, Dies Wednesday. Peter Deckelman, 72 year old resident of Little Black village, passed away Wednesday morning at Wisconsin General hospital at Madison where he had been confined since July 25. Funeral services will be held at 9:00 o’clock Saturday morning from Holy Rosary church in Medford and interment will be in Evergreen cemetery. Surviving besides his widow are two brothers, Jake of the town of Deer Creek and Mike of Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Fred Simon of Kensoha; and two adopted children, George Deckelman of Gad, and Mrs. Joe Seidl of Medford.” taken from the “Medford Star News”, Thursday, August 5, 1937.

Peter Deckelman: “Little Black Village - Peter Deckelman, 72 years, died at Madison hospital and the body was shipped to Medford to the funeral home. He was buried Saturday, Aug. 7th, from the Catholic church and buried in the Little Black cemetery. His wife and relatives have our heartfelt sympathy. The outsiders at Peter Deckelman’s funeral were: Mike Deckelman and daughter, Miss Julia from Chicago, Mrs. Fred Simon and three married daugthers and son Johnny from Kenosha; Mrs. Mary Deckelman and two sisters, Lizzie and Katie; five Wuest brothers of Fond du Lac and Oshkosh; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Haase of Stanley. All the relatives left again for their homes.” taken from the “Medford Star News”, Thursday, August 12, 1937.

Peter Deckelman: “Peter Deckelman rites held here Saturday. Funeral services for Peter Deckelman, 72, village of Little Black, who died at the General hospital, Madison, Aug. 4, of cancer, were held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Rosary Catholic church in Medford. Rev. Gregory Reuter conducted the services. Interment was made at the Little Black cemetery. Pallbearers were John Drolshagen, Anselm Fleischman, Mike Baumgartner, Peter Reigh, Joseph Erben and Joseph Sauer. Mr. Deckelman was born July 18, 1865, at North Halben, Germany. He came to the United States in 1881 with his father and settled in Chicago, coming to the town of Little Black the following year. He married Mary Wuest, Oct. 1, 1891, in Fond du Lac county. The couple moved from their farm in the town of Little Black to the village of Little Black about 17 years ago. Besides his wife he leaves two adopted children, George Deckelman of Gad and Mrs. Joe Seidl of Medford, and two brothers and a sister, Mike of Chicago, Jake of Little Black and Mrs. Fred Simon of Kensoha. Out of town friends and relatives who attended the funeral were: Mike Deckelman and Julia Deckelman of Chicago; Mrs. Fred Simon, John and Mary Simon, Mrs. Thomas Brehm, Mrs. Emil Brehm and son of Kenosha; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wuest, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Wuest and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wuest, of Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. John Wuest and daughter, Mrs. Catherine Loehr and Miss Elizabeth Wuest of Dotyville; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wuest and son of Oshkosh; and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Haese of Stanley.” taken from the “Medford Star News”, Thursday, August 12, 1937.

Mary Deckelman: “Home Resident Expires at 89; Rites are Set. Mrs. Mary Deckelman Dies in Hospital; Burial Will be at Dotyville. Mrs. Mary Deckelman, 89, widow of Peter Deckelman, a native of the Town of Forest and a resident of the Catholic Home for the Aged, died at 3:30 a.m. today at St. Agnes hospital following a long illness. Born Jan. 17, 1866, the daughter of Joseph and Catherine Wuest, Mrs. Deckelman was married at Dotyville. The couple lived on a farrm near Medford where Mrs. Deckelman resided until taking up residence at the home here on Feb. 12, 1946. Surviving are two children, George Deckelman and Mrs. Lucille Seidel of Medford; and a brother, Joseph Wuest, city. The body of Mrs. Deckelman is at the Zacherl Funeral home, where services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s church, Dotyville, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.” taken from the “Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter”, Monday, June 20, 1955, p. 18.

Mary Deckelman: “Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Deckelman, who died Monday, were held at 9:15 a.m. today at the Zacherl Funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s church at Dotyville, the Rev. Lawrence J. Waleske officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Henry Wuest, Norbert Wuest, Arthur Wuest, and Joseph P. Wuest, Louis Loehr and Raymond Riegert. Out of town persons attending were from Medford, Menasha, Appleton, Sheboygan, Wausau, Dorchester, and Merrill.” taken from the “Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter”, Wednesday, June 22, 1955, p. 26.


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