Genealogy research can resemble putting together a family puzzle -- and Ken has sent in OBITUARIES, which can be a great help when you are looking for that one missing piece.

Ken's dad came into possession of a scrapbook his Grandmother had. In it are about 3 dozen news clippings from 1920-1970, mostly family obits.  Ken left the typos and misspellings as they were found. A lot of the clippings seem to involve the families of Robert and Mathilda (Busch) Marquardt and their in-laws.  Later on, the Kupsky family will creep in, leading Ken to believe his Grandmother Cecelia Marquardt Kupsky, daughter of Robert and Matilda, kept up the book from whomever started it.  His dad says some of the notes are her writing, but some may not be. 

Ken, what a wonderful scrapbook and we're so happy that you are able to share some of Grandmother Cecelia's legacy with the Shawano site.  And if you find your family here, Ken would love to hear from you.


     Herman Busch, a highly respected citizen of the Village of Bonduel, at his home on Saturday, Dec. 18th., following an illness of a few days caused by a stroke. Aged nearly seventy-eight years.
     The deceased was born at Barkow, Germany. There he lived until twenty years of age. Before immigrating to America with his parents he was united in marriage to Miss Augusta Lemke, with whom he lived until death, which was a period of fifty-nine years. Nine children were born to them, of whom all are living except one. Immediately after his arrival to America, he settled in the town of Hartland. Shawano Co., where he made his home until eighteen years ago, when he moved the Village of Bonduel to spend declining years. Mr. Busch was a faithful member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He was a husband and kind and father and true friend, winning the friendship of many through his kind disposition. Mr. Busch served in the official office as Village marshall for years, besides holding other public offices, in which capacity he served faithfully. He enjoyed good health until several weeks ago, when his health began to fail.
     The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the Bonduel St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Rev. Walter Plischke officiating.
     He is deeply mourned by his aged wife and eight children as follows:  Mrs. Wm. Krueger, Bonduel: Mrs. Emman Hastings, Rothchild; Miss Pauline Busch Bonduel; Otto Busch, Bonduel:  Mrs. Wm. Marquardt, Zachow; Mrs. Robert Marquardt.

     Geboren am 24. Dezember 1848, in Barkow, Deutschland.
     Gestorbem am 19. Dezember 1926, in Bonduel, Wis. Begraben am  23. Dezember in  Bonduel, Wis., unter Leitung von Pastor Walter J. Plischke.
     Zu seinem Andenken stiftete  die Witwe  des  Entschlafenen einen Mindekranz fuer die Gemeinde von $25.00, und die Frauen Emil Busch, Robert Moede und Fritz Lemberg einen Mindekranz von $3.00 fuer die Mission.


     Miss Leona Marquardt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marquardt died at the home of her parents Tuesday, February third, following an illness of several days of Typhoid Fever. Aged eighteen years, nine months and nineteen days.
     She was born May fourteenth 1906 in Bonduel. Here she was reared and educated. She first attended the Public School and later the Christian Day School of Bonduel, where she was confirmed in the Spring of 1920 by the late Rev. Martin Mueller. After confirmation she entered the local Junior High School, and graduated in June 1922 She was a kind, loving daughter, and her devotion to the family circle had no limit. Her future was full of promise, and we dare not ask why she was taken in her prime, unless, as flowers are picked before the frost finds them that we may not witness their decay. It is sad, indeed, to see a young lady of her qualities taken so unexpectedly. Nothing but the thought of the loving hand that has taken her can reconcile those who loved her to her absence. While she has gone from the scene, the conflicts, the sorrows and pleasures of life, she will live in the hearts of those who loved her best. May God comfort them.
     The funeral was held Saturday afternoon from the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bonduel. Rev. Walter Plischke officiated, who paid a most beautiful and fitting tribute to her memory.
     She is mourned by her parents, seven brothers and sisters and grand-parents.
     The out-of-town relatives present at the funeral were: Mrs. Henry Gipp and Jacob Staab of Dorchester Mrs. Tony Tratz and son Arthur of Tjgerton, Miss Pauline Busch of Appleton, Mrs. Chas. Langner and son Rudolph of Oshkosh, Leo Groonwald of Wild Rose, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Radtke and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Marquardt and family and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Marquardt of Zachow, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Surwe of Manitowoc, Mrs. Emma' Hastings and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hastings of Wausau, Otto Marquardt of White Lake, Miss Anna and Elmer Knuepple of Shawano and Elmer Hels of Milwaukee.
     (This had 1924 handwritten next to it.)

Otto Busch, 77, Services Tuesday 

     Otto Busch, 77, died today at Shawano. He was born September 29, 1878, in the town of Hartland. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Busch, and attended Christian Day school.
     He married Louisa Boettcher on December 27, 1908 at Bonduel. She died in February, 1954.
     He was a farmer and a member of the St. Paul Lutheran church in Bonduel.
     Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lorean Splitgerber of Bonduel route 2, four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Krueger of Bonduel, route 2, Mrs. Mollie Marquardt of Zachow, Mrs. Tillie Marquardt of Shawano, and Mrs. Minnie Radtke of Zachow, one brother Wm. of Zachow.
     FUNERAL services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the St. Paul Lutheran church in Bonduel. Rev. W. P. Plischke will officiate.
     Burial will be at the church cemetery.
     Friends may call at the Freimuth Funeral Home in Bonduel until Tuesday noon and then at the church until time of services.
     (Handwritten note attached March 23, 1956)


     Julius Groonwald, a prominent farmer of the town of Waukechon, died at Bellin-Memorial Hospital at Green Bay, Sunday, Oct. 31, after two serious operations, at the age of fifty-two years, seven months, eighteen days.
     The deceased was born April 13, 1874 at the farm in the town of Waukechon. May 25, 1889 he was united in marriage to Ida Marquardt of the town of Washington. To them four children were born, Leo of Wautoma, Wis. Mabel, now Mrs. Claude Nachtwey of Appleton, Sarah and Esther at the parental home.
     Besides his wife and four children he leaves, one son-in-law, two brothers, three sisters, two grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Frank Sherman of Eugen, Oregon, was unable to come.
     He was buried Friday, Nov. 5, in the cemetery of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church  at  Bonduel.  Rev. Walter J. Plischke officiated. 
     Outside relatives who attended the funeral  were: Mr. and Mrs. Chris. Heinz of Appleton, Aug. Groonwald of Suring, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Groonwald  and son Elmer, Mr. G. Burger, Tony Tratz and son Arthur of Wittenberg, Mr. and  Mrs. Richard Krueger of  Shawano, Mr. and Mrs. Lee  Doty of Germania, Mr. and Mrs. Herman  Groonwald of Bowler, The Titzen family of Richmond, Mrs. Louis Foelker and friend of Oconto, and Mrs. Frank   Krumbach of Mattoon, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gipp and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Val. Staab and son of Dorchester, Wis., Mr. and  Mrs. Chas. Langner of O
shkosh, Mr. and Mrs. E. A.   Marquardt of  Wild Rose, Mr. and Mrs. Antone Malley of Shawano, Mr. and Mrs. Wm Marquardt and family of... (this is where the clipping ended)

BAPTISMAL ANNOUNCEMENT - Harvey Leo Frank Marquardt

     The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marquardt was christened Sunday  Evening at their home by Rev. Schroeder of Zachow. The christened name is Harvey Leo Frank. The sponsors were Leo Marquardt of Zachow. Frank Marquardt and Miss Margaret Krueger both of Bonduel.


     Harvey Leo Frank Marquardt died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marquardt Friday noon Sept. 15, Harvey was born May 18.  He was sick since birth.  The cause of his death was Mar Asma.  His age is three months and twenty-seven days.  He is mourned; by his parents, four sisters and four brothers, his grandparents, besides many other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Carl Marquardt of Town Of Washington Died
Feb. 5th.

     Mrs. Carl (Emilie) Marquardt, an old resident of the town of Washington, died at her home on Sunday. Feb. 5th of old age and a complication of diseases. Age 75 years, 6 months and 18 days.
     She was born at Klein, Justin, Pommern, Germany, May 17, 1846, and came to this country in the year 1880 and was married in 1882 to Carl Marquardt. She is survived by one son and two-daughters, Otto Marquardt of the town of Washington, Shawano County, Mrs. Hattie Langner of Oshkosh and Mrs. Clara Staab of Dorchester, Wis; five step-children, one sister and other relatives.
     The funeral was held Thursday afternoon, Feb. 8th at the home at 1:30  o'clock with services at the Washington St. Pauls Lutheran church where the burial took place at the  church cemetery, Rev. Tornow officiating.  The funeral was very largely attended.
     The following persons from out-of town were in attendance: Mrs. Henry Gipp, and Mrs. Val Staub of Dorchester. Wis., Mrs. Meyer and Mrs. Tratz of Wittenberg: Mr. and Mrs. Win. Brandemuel and sons Carl and Otto, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brandemuel, Wm. Krueger and daughter Mary of Gillett; Mii. Simon of Townsend; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Langner of Oskosh. the Misses Alma, Ida and Anna Brandemuel of Milwaukee Herbert Marquardt of Hayes and Mrs. Langner of Oconto

We shall sleep, but not forever,
There will be a glorious dawn:
We shall meet to part, no never
On the resurrection morn,


     We wish to express our thanks to the kind friends and neighbors who so willingly assisted us during the sickness and death of our dear mother.  We also wish to thank those who  sent flowers and Rev. Tornow for his kind words.
     Mr. Otto Marquardt Mrs. Charles Langner Mrs. Val Staab.

Today's Deaths
Robert Marquardt

     Robert Marquardt, 73, town of Herman, Shawano county, died at his home Saturday afternoon of a heart attack. He was born Aug. 5, 1875, and was a farmer.
     Survivors are his wife; three  daughters, Mrs. Ray Werhand, Milwaukee; Mrs. John Kostowicz, Milwaukee; and Mrs. Adolph Kupsky, Shawano; four sons, Maynard, Robert, Jr., and George, all of Appleton; and Milton, Shawano; three brothers, William, Manitowoc; Emil, Rhinelander; and Otto, Gillett; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Gruenwald, Shawano; Mrs. Alma Gipp, Dorchester; and Mrs. Hattie Lahgner, Oshkosh; and 23 grandchildren.
     Friends may call at the Karth Funeral home, Shawano, until 10 o'-clock Tuesday evening and at St. John Lutheran church, Hermanfort, from noon Wednesday until the time of services. The funeral will be at 2 o-clock Wednesday afternoon at the church with the Rev. K. H. Hein in charge. Burial will be in the St. Paul Lutheran church cemetery, Bonduel.

W. F. Marquardt Dies Monday

     William Frederick Marquardt of 1265 E. Thirteenth Street, Manitowoc, Wisconsin passed away Monday afternoon at his home. He was born in Germany in 1870 and came to America with his parents when he was two years old. After, which they settled in Shawano County.
     He was married to Amelia Busch of Bonduel in 1900 and followed the blacksmith trade until 1930 when he moved to Manitowoc. At Manitowoc he was employed at the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Company and the Manitowoc
Ship Building Company. He retired in 1947.
     SURVIVORS INCLUDE his wife, three sons, Leo of Athens, Wisconsin; Adolph and Erdman of Manitowoc, Wisconsin; two daughters, Mrs. Rene Schwalbe and Mrs. Joe   Serwe of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Grunwald of Chilton; Mrs.  Alman Gipps of   Dorchester; and Mrs. Hattie Langer of Oshkosh.  He  is  also  survived  by one brother, Emil, of Rhinelander, and eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.    
     Funeral  services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.
at the Urbanek and   Schlei Funeral Home at Manitowoc with the Reverend Paul Blaufuss officiating.  Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral home from Wednesday noon until the time of services on Thursday.

Carl Marquardt of town Washington Laid To Rest Tuesday.

     Carl Marquardt an old resident of the town of Washington, died at his home Dec. 12th., of old age and a complication of disease, at the age of 77 years, 3 months and 22 days.
     He was born at Tannow, Regenwalde, Pommern, Germany Aug. 19, 1836, and came to this county in May 1872 and settled on the farm where he passed his last days, in town    of Washington, Shawano
     The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 16th, at the home at 1 o'clock, with services at the Town of Washington Lutheran Church, where the burial took place in the church cemetery.
     He was a loyal church member and was well respected by all who knew him and his death though not unexpected was felt with deep sorrow by the family and friends.
     He is survived by his wife; and eight children, one brother; one sister and twenty-five grandchildren. The children are: Wm. Marquardt of Zachow, Mrs. Ida Groonwold and Emil Marquardt of the town of Waukechon, Robert of the town of Hartland, Otto who stayed at home, Mrs. Alma Gipp, Dorchester, Wis.; Mrs. Hattie Langner of Oshkosh and Mrs. Clara Staab of Lajord, Saskatchewan, Canada. All of the children were present at the funeral except Mrs. Staab who is the youngest child, who was unable to come.

Dearest father, thou hast left us, And our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that has bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled;
When in Heaven  with  joy  to  greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed.

Mrs. Busch, 75, Rites at Bonduel

     Rites will be held Tuesday afternoon at St. Paul's Lutheran church at Bonduel for 75-year-old Mrs. Otto Busch, who died Feb. 13 at her home in Bonduel, following' an illness of 8 weeks.
     Rev. W. J. Plischke will officiate.
     MRS. BUSCH was born May 20, 1878, in the town of Hartland as Louisa Boettcher, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Boettcher. She was married Dec. 27, 1908, at Bonduel to Otto Busch and they lived on a farm in the town of Hartland until 10 years ago when they moved to Bonduel.
     Mrs. Busch was a member of St. Paul's church and belonged to the Ladies Aid of the church.
     Surviving are her husband, daughter (Lorena) Mrs. Edward Splitgerber of Bonduel R. 2: and three sisters, Mrs. Fred Bramschreiber of Shawano, Mrs. Emil Boerst of Bonduel and (Anges) Mrs. W. Wegner of Bonduel R. 2.
     FRIENDS MAY call at the Freimuth Funeral Home until 10 a.m.
Tuesday and then at the church.
     Burial will be at the church cemetery at Bonduel.

Funeral Services Held For Miss P. Busch

     Funeral Services for Miss Pauline Busch, 63, Bonduel, who died January 1 at St. Vincent hospital, Green Bay, were held on Friday, January 5, at 1:30 from the home and at 2:00 o'clock from St. Paul's Lutheran church. The Rev. W. J. Plischke officiated.   
     Pallbearers were: Lester Radtke, Edward Splitberger, and Maynard, George Leo and Adolph Marquardt, all nephews of the deceased. Mrs. Joe Serva, Margaret Krueger, Lulu Marquardt, Ursula Radtke, Jean Hoppe and Patsay Schwalbe acted as flower girls.
     The deceased was born Jan. 7, 1876 in the town of Hartland.  She lived for many years in Appleton. 14 years ago she returned to Bonduel to care for her invalid mother who died last July. Miss Busch is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Emma Hastings, Milwaukee; Mrs. Amelia Marquardt, Manitowoc; Mrs. Tillie Marquardt, Shawano; Mrs. Minnie Radtke, Zachow; and Mrs. Bertha Krueger, Bonduel; also two brothers. Otto and William, both of Bonduel.
     Out-of-town relatives at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kollath and son Irvin of Pittsfield; Mr. August Krueger of Wausau; and Mrs. George Vogel of Appleton.
     (note added: 1940)


In loving remembrance of our dear husband and father, Herman Busch, who died one   year ago December 18th.

Dearest father, thou has left us,
And our loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that has bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet again we hope to meet Thee,
When the day of life is fled,   
When in Heaven with joy to greet Thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed.
Father we are lonely:
Oh how we miss your loving face
But you left us to remember
None on earth can take your place.
     Sadly missed by his wife and children.
     Mrs. Herman Busch, and Family.


In memory of our dear father HERMAN BUSCH

Dearest Father thou hast left us
And your loss we deeply feel
But 'tis God that has bereft us
He can all our sorrow heal
But in heaven I hope to meet thee,
When the hour and day has fled
Aftd in heaven when we meet thee
Where no farewell tear is shed.
     The  Children.
     (note:  same poem, separate clippings)


Henry J. Gipp ~ Funeral Was Held Here On Sunday

     Funeral services were held Sunday for Henry Gipp, who died the day before Thanksgiving. The Rev. John Brandt, pastor, officiated at the final rites in St. Peter's Lutheran church at 2 p. m. Interment was in Dorchester Memorial cemetery.
      Pallbearers were Eric Beisner, Ray Lapp, Henry Beisner, Ed Brechlin, John Staab and John Habeck. Flower girls were Velma Brandt and Waunita Lindau.
      Henry Jacob Gipp was born at Milan, Ind., June 9, 1874, arriving at the age of 71 years, 5 months and 12 days at the time of his death. He moved with his parents, while yet a youth, to Bonduel, Wis. There he grew to manhood, and on March 16, 1898 was united in marriage with Miss Alma Marquardt. Five children were born to the union, all of whom survive their father.
      The Gipp family moved to the Dorchester community in 1907, to a farm in the Town of Mayville, where Mr. Gipp resided 38 years prior to his death. He had been in poor health for more than a year, and became seriously ill this fall. He died Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 2:15 p. m. at his home. 
      Survivors include his widow, three sons, Walter, Gardena, N.D.; George, Melrose, Wis.; and David, on the home place; two daughters, Mrs. Hilda Smith, Hammond, Ind.; and Mrs. Beatrice Beisner, Dorchester; seven grandchildren, and a brother, Ed Gipp, Locke, N.Y.  His parents, two brothers, one sister and two grandchildren preceded him in death.
      Out-of-town relatives who attended the funeral included: Mr. and Mrs. George Gipp, Melrose, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Smith, Hammond, Ind.; Mrs. Ida Groonwald, Chilton: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marquardt...
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     The death of William F. Hastings of Rothschild Wis. occurred at his home at 7:45 o'clock in the morning on June 6, after an illness of seven years following an injury he received while in the employ of the Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company at Milwaukee in 1914.
     The deceased was born in New York City, August 21, 1871 and was an electrician by trade.
     Funeral services were held at the home in Rothschild and were attended by relatives from Bonduel and Zachow. He was formerly a resident of both villages.
     Surviving are his widow and five children: Clarence W. of the U. S Navy, Harold W., Wm. H , Florence E and .Emma L. of Rothschild.
     Those who attended the funeral from this locality are: Mr. and Mrs. H. Radke and son Lester, Mrs. Wm. Marquardt and son Leo and Wm Busch of Zachow, Herman Busch. Miss Pauline Busch, Otto Busch, Mrs. Wm Krueger, Robert Marquardt and daughter Leona of Bonduel and Miss Valesta Beran of Wausau.

(18 July 1888 - 5 January 1977)

     Mrs. Minnie Kupsky, 88, 217 W. Division St., Shawano, died Wed., Jan. 5 at an Embarrass nursing home. She was born July 18, 1888  in the Town of Richmond, the daughter of the late  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Singer.
     A resident of Shawano for most of her life, she married Herman Kupsky in 1908 in the Town of Richmond. He preceded her in death on May 21, 1971. She was a member of the Peace United Church of Christ, Shawano.
     Survivors include two sons, Rudolph, Rt. 3, Shawano, and Adolph, Shawano; seven grandchildren. 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Herman Singer, Rt. 3, Shawano; and two sisters, Mrs. Amelia Salzman, Shawano, and Mrs. Anna Cowals, Shawano.
     One son, five brothers, and three sisters preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held Sat, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. at Peace  United   Church   of Christ, Shawano. with Rev. Gerald Wick officiating.  Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Shawano.
     Friends may call at the Karth-Kopitzke Funeral Home. Shawano on Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. And Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and then at the church after 12:30 p.m. until the time of services.

(12 October 1935 - 8 November 1977)

     Mrs. LaNida Kupsky, 42, Reedsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Manitowoc following a short illness.
     Born Oct. 12, 1935 in Clayton County, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Alice Sommer. She was married to Wesley Kupsky on Dec. 25, 1954 at Bonduel and was employed at the Brillion Iron Works, Brillion. She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church, Valders.
     Survivors are her husband; three daughters, Barbara, Superior; Katherine and Denise at home and six sons, Wesley, Jr., Route 4, Chilton; Richard, Route One, Greenleaf; Kenneth, Patrick, Andrew and Timothy at home.
     Also surviving are three grandchildren, one sister, Mildred Hoffman, St. Olaf, Iowa and one brother, Milton, Oneida.
     Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church with the Rev. Carl Peters officiating.
     Friends may call at the Wieting Funeral Home, Brillion from 3 p.m. Thursday until 9 a.m. Friday and then at the church until the hour of service.

Services Wed. For Mrs. Krueger

     Mrs. Bertha Krueger, 90, died Saturday evening at her home on Bonduel, Route 2, after an illness of four months.
     Mrs. Krueger was the former Bertha Busch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Busch and was born June 30, 1867 in Germany. She attended the parochial school in Bonduel and on January 9, 1891 she was married to William A. Krueger in the Town of Hartland. He preceded her in death. Surviving are her children, Lewis Krueger and Margrete at home, and Esther, Mrs. Adolph Hoppe of Pulcifer, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. William Marquardt, Manitowoc, Mrs. Matilda Marquardt, Tilleda, and Mrs. Minnie Radtke of Zachow, and  a   brother, William   Busch,  Bonduel.
      Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Sengele of Pulcifer officiating. Interment will be in the St. Paul Church Cemetery at Bonduel. Pallbearers will be Walter Proeming, Orvil Pitt, Wallace Radloff, Roger Krueger and Arnold Krueger. Friends may call at the Freimuth Funeral Home in Bonduel.
A Pioneer Resident of Shawano County For 71 Years

     Mrs. Augusta Busch, 84, a pioneer resident of Shawano county for 71 years, died at her home in Bonduel Wednesday morning, following an illness of three years. Augusta Busch, nee Augusta Lemke born in Barkow Pommeran, Germany June 4, 1845, came to this country in 1868 and settled in the town of Hartland with her husband Herman Busch.
She was married in Germany in 1863. They lived in the town of Hartland 41 years and then moved to Bonduel. Mr. Busch died in 1926.
     Funeral services were held at two o'clock this afternoon at St. Paul's Lutheran church at Bonduel, with the Rev. Walter J. Plischke officiating. Interment was held in the St. Paul's Lutheran cemetery. Hymns were sung by the Ladies Aid choir of the church which Mrs. Busch was an active member of...
     Survivors are: 2 sons, 6 daughters,  25 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren. One daughter (passed) away in infancy.
(23 November 1868 - 13 August 1944)

     Funeral services for William A. Krueger, 76, who died Aug. 13, after an illness of 4 weeks, will be held Friday, August 17 at 2 p.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran church, Bonduel.
Mr. Kruger was born November 23, 1868 in Dodge County to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Krueger. In 1891 he maried (sic) Bertha Busch in the Town of Hartland. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel.
    Surviving are four children; Lewis, at home; Minnie, Mrs. Alfred Schmidt, Underhill; Margaret at home; and Esther, Mrs. Adolph Hope, Underhill. Two children preceded him in death. There are 3 grandchildren.
     The body will lie in state at the home from Wednesday afternoon until the hour of the funeral.
Rev. W. J. Pleshke will officiate. The Freimuth Funeral Home is" in charge of funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Caroline SINGER (1848 – 1928)
Shawano County Journal
Sent in by Kris Pinkerton


Mrs. Caroline SENGER, widow of Fred SENGER, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Minnie Kupsky in this city Tuesday morning at one o'clock after a long illness.

She was born in Germany August 8th, 1848. She came with her parents to America, when she was eight years old. They settled first in Canada and lived there for nine years, but in 1865, at the close of the Civil War, things opened up well, in the United States and they came down to Lockport, New York.

There our subject was married to Fred SENGER in 1871. Four years, later they came to Wisconsin and to Shawano County. They started a farm in the town of Richmond where they raised their family. Mr. Senger died several years ago, and in 191_, Mrs. Senger sold the farm and came to town to live.

There are six sons and four daughters surviving her. The sons are William and Rheinold of Shawano, Fred and August and Herman of Richmond, and Charles of Appleton; the daughters are Mrs. Emelia Salzman, Mrs. Minnie Kupsky, and Mrs. Ottilia Braun of Shawano, and Mrs. Anna Hoffman of Manitowoc. The funeral is being held this afternoon at the Sankt Jakobi church, Rev. Uhlig officiating.
Rudolph P. “Rudy” Kupsky
Shawano Leader
Monday, January 26, 2009

     Rudolph P. Kupsky, age 100, of Embarrass, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009. Born on Dec. 15, 1908 in Birnamwood, he was the son of the late Herman and Minnie (Singer) Kupsky. He was confirmed in May of 1923. On Aug. 14, 1943, in the Town of Herman, he was united in marriage to Martha Riske who preceded him in death on Aug. 13, 1993. Rudy worked at the Manitowoc Ship Yard, the Shawano Paper Mill and was a self-employed carpenter and painter. He loved to create many projects for family and friends. Rudy loved his one cow, many goats, rabbits, dogs and many cats that he raised in the Town of Belle Plaine.
     Rudy is survived by: 3 daughters, Rose Bricco of Clintonville; Mary (Bob) Hutchinson of Clintonville and Judy (Rodney) Rosenow of Embarrass; 10 grandchildren, Susan Bricco; Larry Bricco, Jr.; Diana (Mike) Kasperek; Patti (Terry) McAuly; Sandy (special friend Tim Patza) Krainik; Barry Fenn; Jana (Cory) Fischer; Ray (Dawn) Rosenow; Ryan (Lyn) Rosenow; Roy (Trinity) Rosenow; 15 great-grandchildren; 3 great great-grandchidren and one sister-in-law, Florence (Ken) Duffek.
     He is preceded in death by: his wife, Martha; his parents, Herman and Minnie Kupsky; 2 brothers, Lester at 1 year old; Adolph, on Jan. 7, 2001; a son-in-law, Larry Bricco, Sr.; 2 grandsons; one great-granddaughter and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano with Rev. Vilas Mazemke officiating. Family and friends may call at Swedberg Funeral Home on Monday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Tuesday after 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will be at Friendship Cemetery in the Town of Belle Plaine. 

Mrs. John Hauserman Retires; In Usual Good Health, Dies During Sleep

     Emma Marie Hauserman, wife of Johannes Hauserman nee Waelchli was born January 13, 1884 at Obergrassvil, Kreiss Seeberg, in Canton Bern (Switzerland) and died in her home in Bonduel , Wis., on the 15th day of February, 1923, at the age of 39 years, one month, and two days. 
     On October 12, 1911, she married Johannes Hauserman.  Two children were born to them of which one died in its infancy.
     In the year 1914 they came to America, settling here at Bonduel, where Mr. Hauserman found employment as section man on the C. & N. W. R.R., Mrs. Hauserman devoting her time and abilities as becoming a true wife and mother.  Being of a friendly disposition, she soon won many friends in Bonduel, who regret to lose her so soon.
     Although having contracted a cold, Mrs. Hauserman was able to do her housework and after retiring the evening before, she enjoyed herself in reading until 10 o'clock.  Shortly after the hour of 12. Mr. Hauserman was aroused by a moan of his wife.  Coming to her aid quickly, he saw his life companion breathing her last, and closing her eyes for the slumber from which God alone can waken.
     She leaves her grief stricken husband and daughter Rose, Father and Mother, two brothers, four sisters and other relatives and friends to mourn her departure.
     Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the
Zion's Evangelical Church, conducted by the Pastor, and her remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery of the congregation.
     The pall-bearers were Gust Martin, Hans Hansen, Wm. Beilfuss, Albert Sumnicht, Robert Marquardt, and Ewald Peterman.

And here are a few obituaries that we already had up at the Shawano Message Board -- a few more pieces to the puzzle.

Shawano Leader
January 9, 2001

     Adolph T. Kupsky, age 88, of 520 S. Union Street, Shawano, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at his home.
     He was born April 4, 1912, in Shawano, the son of the late Herman and Minnie (Singer) Kupsky. On May 6, 1934, he was united in marriage to the former Cecelia Marquardt in Shawano. Mr. Kupsky was a longtime employee of Webers Veneer & Plywood Co. of Shawano, retiring in 1974. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, deer hunting and playing cards. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano and a member of the former Mens Club. For many years he participated in the church dartball league.
     Survivors include: his wife, Cecelia of Shawano; children, Wesley (Judy) Kupsky of Cato, Wis., John (Elfrieda) Kupsky of Wausau, Karen (Walter) Jagodinski of St. Francis, Wis., Carl (Shirley) Kupsky of Sartell, Minn.; 17 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Rudolph Kupsky of Shawano; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Eleanor (Raymond) Werhand of Cudahy, Wis., Robert (Irene) Marquardt of Shawano, George (Sophie) Marquardt of Appleton, Milton (Angeline) Marquardt of Shawano, John Kostowicz of Milwaukee, Nellie Marquardt of Appleton; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, LaNida Kupsky and a brother, Lester Kupsky, in infancy.
     Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano with Pastor Fred Zimmermann officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Shawano. Friends may call from 4 until 9 p.m. today at Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano and after 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the church until the time of services. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund for St. James Lutheran Church has been established in his memory.

Green Bay Press Gazette
Posted November 26, 2005

     Cecelia L. Kupsky, 92, formerly of 520 S. Union St., Shawano, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at Heartland of Shawano.
    Cecelia was born on Dec. 18, 1912, in the town of Hartland, Shawano County, Wis. a daughter of the late Robert and Mathilda (Busch) Marquardt. She attended country schools. On May 6, 1934, she was united in marriage to Adolph Kupsky in Appleton. The couple lived in Shawano their entire married life. Cecelia had been employed at the Chefs Inn and later as a sales clerk at the Spurgeons Store in Shawano for over 20 years, retiring in 1976. Her husband preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 2001. She was a faithful member of St. James Lutheran church in Shawano. She served with the Ladies Aid Society, Tabitha Society and the Lutheran Ladies Missionary League at St. James. She enjoyed playing cards and flower gardening.
     Survivors include three sons, Wesley (Judy) Kupsky, Reedsville, Wis.; John (Elfrieda) Kupsky, Wausau; and Carl (Shirley) Kupsky, Sartell, Minn.; a son-in-law, Walter Jagodzinski, St. Francis, Wis.; 20 grand children; 45 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Jr. (Irene) Marquardt, Shawano; George (Sophie) Marquardt, Appleton; and Milton Sr. (Angie) Marquardt, Shawano; one sister, Elnora (Ray) Werhand, Oak Creek, Wis.; two brothers-in-law, John Kostowicz, Cudahy; and Rudy Kupsky, Shawano; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Jagodzinski; three brothers and two sisters.
     Funeral services for Cecelia will be held on Monday, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church of Shawano with Pastor Ronald Raddatz officiating. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Shawano. Relatives and Friends may call at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano is in charge of the arrangements.

Shawano Leader
Thursday, February 05, 2009

     Milton L. Marquardt Sr., age 89, of Shawano, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 at his home, surrounded by his family.
    Born on April 8, 1919 in the Town of Hartland, he was the son of the late Robert and Mathilda (Busch) Marquardt. On April 17, 1943 he was united in marriage to Angeline Skalitzky in Shawano. Milton worked as a stone mason contractor in the Shawano area. He was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church-Hermansfort. Milton enjoyed gardening both roses and vegetables, caring for his canaries, and he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
     Milton is survived by: his loving wife of 65 years, Angeline; five children, Milton (Janice) Marquardt Jr. of Shawano, Bonnie (Jerry) Roloff of Green Bay, Nancy (Jim) Seehafer of Shawano, Sally Marquardt of Shawano, Dan Marquardt of Sweeney, Texas; nine grandchildren, Milton (Mary) Marquardt III, Nikol (Dave) VanGrinsven, Melissa Marquardt, Tomina (special friend, Scott) Marquardt, Tim (Maria) Roloff, Scott (Cindy) Roloff, Craig Roloff, Heather (Troy) Passehl, Stacey (Ben) Dickmann; six great-grandchildren, Alison, Harrison, Stella, Grace, Ginger, Logan; and two brothers, Robert (Irene) Marquardt of Shawano and George Marquardt of Appleton.
     Milton was preceded in death by: his parents; three brothers; and four sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7 at St. John Lutheran Church-Hermansfort in the Town of Herman with the Rev. Roland Golz officiating. Entombment will be in Sacred Heart Mausoleum in Shawano. Family and friends may call at Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano on Friday from 4 until 7 p.m. and on Saturday after 9 a.m. until the procession leaves for the church at 10:30 a.m.

Shawano Leader
Sunday, October 01, 2006

      Elnora B. Werhand, nee Marquardt, 97, died Friday Sept. 29, 2006.

     Elnora was born in Bonduel to Carl and Mathilda (nee Busch) Marquardt. She was the beloved wife and best friend of Raymond J. Werhand for 64 years. She worked for Chaimson’s Mercantile in the 1930s and moved to Cudahy where she raised her family.
     Survivors include her children Raymond M. (Janet) Werhand and Susan R. (Thomas) Wiza; grandchildren R. James (Brenda), Kristine and Robert Werhand and Jennifer, Sara Beth and Thomas Wiza; great-grandmother of Jessica, Alicia and R. Marcus Werhand; brothers Robert (Irene), George (Sophie), and Milton (Angie) Marquardt; and other family and friends.
     Funeral will be held Oct. 3 at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, Cudahy. Prasser-Kleczka Funeral Home, Milwaukee, is handling the arrangements.

Obituaries: Appleton Area (WI) - August 19, 2007

     Sophia C. Marquardt, 86, passed away Friday Aug. 17, 2007, at Appleton Medical Center. She was born Feb. 2, 1921, to the late Fred and Helen (Veith) Skalitzky in Waterloo, Wis. On Dec. 28, 1940, she married George Marquardt in Shawano. Sophia enjoyed gardening and putting together puzzles of any kind.
     Sophia is survived by her husband, George four sons, George Jr., David (Deb), Donald and Jeffrey Marquardt two daughters, Judith Sternhagen and Kathleen Marquardt four grandchildren, Lee Sternhagen and Susan Feavel, Karen (Rick) Lyons and Connor Marquardt 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by a sister, Angelene (Milton) Marquardt a brother, Phillip Skalitzky and many nieces and nephews.
     Sophia is preceded in death by six brothers and sisters-in-law, Frederick Skalitzky, Ferdinand (Bernice) Skalitzky, Alvin Skalitzky, Calestine (Loretta) Skalitzky, Benedict and Henry Skalitzky three sisters and brothers-in-law, Nellie (Maynard) Marquardt, Elizabeth Skalitzky, Lucy (Harvey) Jorgensen, and a granddaughter, Roxanne Maker.
     Funeral Services for Sophia will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday Aug. 20, 2007, at Valley Funeral Home with Fr. David Belongia officiating. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until the times of services. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park.


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