Shawano County Queries

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david manney Wed Oct 9 20:57:22 1996 Looking for KOHNS in Tigerton, Whittenburg and also Shawano county.   Note:  David's e-mail address is bouncing.  Anybody know where he went?

Lisa Spencer Mon Nov 4 21:29:38 1996 I am looking for information about Werner HOFFMANN, I believe he was born around the Clintonville area somewhere around the mid to late 1800's. He married a Lorena WISCHOW. I am looking specifically for earlier relatives. Were they from Germany? From the family picture I have there were two other brothers and two sisters. I do not know the names his parents or his mother's maiden name. Thanks,

Holly Fri Nov 8 07:15:11 1996 Looking for my grandmother's long-lost sister, Doris BARTELME. Raised in Bowler, Wisc. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Disappeared shortly after marriage. Believed to have been living for a time in Chicago. Thank you.

Sandy Chicks Thu Nov 14 01:46:37 1996 I am trying to complete a family history for the surname CHICKS. We know that our Grandfather, Andrew Jackson Chicks, was born, 3 October 1866, either at the Stockbridge-Munsee Indian Reservation in Bowler, WI or in Fond du Lac. His Father's name was Jacob E Chicks. As his parents were separated when he was a small boy he did not know his Mother, even her name. If anyone knows anything about Jacob E Chicks' first wife, please let me know. We have been able to trace the family back as far as BENJAMIN KOKHKEWENAUNAUNT, reported to be the las hereditary Chief of the Mohican Indians

Joan Harries Thu Dec 12 13:03:49 1996 Looking for ASHENBRENNER, KUTIL and BERZILL relatives in Shawano County, WI.

Gaycha Mayhew  Mon. Jan 6 15:58:21 1997 Looking for info on Robert Bonner (Barney) MAYHEW, b.1898 in IL. Was living in Shawano, WI in 1944. Father and Mother Fred and Katie Peters MAYHEW who lived in Keokuk, IA. Had a brother Garvin Benjamin Mayhew who lived in Keokuk, IA.

kathy hansen Thu Jan 16 07:15:35 1997 I am trying to begin a search for my maternal lineage. Grandfather's name was Arthur RUSSELL and wife Josephine RUSSELL. They resided in the city of Shawano until their deaths.

Don Breitenfeld Thu Jan 23 14:08:00 1997 I am looking for info about the famiy of Ludwig Carl BREITENFELD (Breitenfeldt) who resided in Center Twp in 1880. Ludwig immigrated to US approx 1867 with sons Louie, William & daug. Anna who was born in WI. No info about wife. May have remarried. Attended Immanual Luth Ch., Black Creek WI.  Son Louie married Marry WEIHING & moved to Green Valley WI & then to Rocky Ford, CO 1912/13. No info on William. Anna married a WEBER & moved to Portland OR? No further info known.

Glen Gueller Sat Jan 25 09:18:14 1997 Son of Myron G. GUELLER and Dorothea GUELLER of Shawano. Both deceased. Additional family names: GULLER, GÜLLER.

jeanne tomlin Fri Feb 28 17:01:46 1997 Seeking info about Joseph MAURER b 1825 in Germany and d 1901 in Shawano. m (1) Lucy HOWE dau Ambrose and Rachael Howe.

Richard Hotchkiss Wed Feb 12 15:41:31 1997 Request information on Gottfried OTTO, born November 1858,in Klein Lienichen, Pomerania and/or his wife, Bertha BEYER, born in November 1857, in Pomerania. Otto died on 17 May 1932, and is buried in St Johns Cemetery, Belle Plaine. I have no date of death for Bertha but she is also buried in the St. Johns Cemetery. Requesting information on the parents of each of these individuals and any other pertinent information. Thank you.

Grace H. Lundeen  Thu Jan 30 22:08:12 1997 Looking for KRAKE, LINDEN, STRAIT, NADLER and VOSS. My husband's grandfather lives in Appleton, he is a Voss. My husband's mother was born in Bonduel. Her ancesters are from there. Helen Nadler (Voss), Polly Strait (Krake), Effie Krake (Nodler). Oh, can someone help?

Ron Sykes Thu Feb 6 08:36:34 1997 MCKENZIE Looking for information on Charles E. McKENZIE bn: 1863. He married a Ella Grace HALL bn: 1865. They had three children, Nina D. bn: 1890, Albert E. bn: 1892, and Ella M, bn: 1895. They lived in Sparta and Gilbert Township, and in Shawano Co.

Rebecca Laird Mon May 19 05:53:24 1997 Searching any info on my grandma, ALICE PETERSON, b. 8/22/1901 in Navarino, Shawano County, WI. Alice's parents were Norwegian immigrants Jon and Martha OLSON PETERSON. Thank you!

HRLahey Wed May 28 11:28:42 1997 I am looking for an August SCHMITZ 2nd wife was a Florence BINS. He was an attorney and his father was FRITZ SCHMITZ and was a State Senator in 1870s. August and Florence lived in Shawano. My grandmother Carol SCHMITZ was born in Shawano Aug 1905 and so was her brother Alvin SCHMITZ. August and Florence were divorced and by the Catholic ways were excommunicated from the church.

Debbie Miller  Posted 4/1/97  Am looking for death date of Elizabeth (Lizzie) GLASS, wife of Luther GLASS. She was born @1859-1860 in Brookfield, WI. Her parents were Balzar & Margaret (Eve) STARK. Her brother died in 1916 and one sister was still living, whether it was her or another sister in Shawano, Faldina (married ?), who was 14 years older that Elizabeth - not sure. Her father Baltzy died in ~1896, supposedly in Shawano County - like info off of death certificate if one. A brother of Elizabeth's named Christopher died after 4/3/1886 (wedding date) and before 1916 in Shawano also. He was married to Emma BROUCH. They lived in Hutchins. Any info would be appreciated. Can return favor if info needed in Outagamie County.

Judy Hammerstrom  Posted 4/1/97  OSBORN - Rollin, Rudolphus, Moses Lincoln or John. One of them had daughter Madge born in 1886 and possibly daughter Sadie born around 1889. Thank you very much for your time and assistance.

Diane Dowd  Posted 4/11/97  My Aunt Margarette MEYERS, born in Milwaukee, married an Elmer C. QUINNEY, an American Indian I believe, from Red Springs area. They are both deceased and buried in Red Springs Cemetery. My aunt had 2 sisters, Armella and Lucille; and was estranged by choice from her family. All 3 girls were baptized at St. Michaels in Milwaukee.  I am doing genealogy on all Meyers family and their spouses. If could even get in contact with Elmers family -- they had no children. I want to know of their life. I believe my folks and I visited them twice when I was very young then no more.

Jamison Reid Malcolm Posted 4/30/97  I was born In Shawano on March 7th, 1961. My Father's name is James Schindler MALCOLM, my Grandfather was Alec Malcolm Jr., my great Grandfather was Alec Malcolm Senior. Both worked in the paper mill and worked as firemen and lived in Neenah, Appleton and in the area. Any info?

Carol L. Logan  Posted 5/11/97  Looking for information on parents of August SWANSON, b. 5 Aug 1862, Sweden, d. Jul. 1904, near Matton, Shawano Co., WI, married c. 1889 ? Shawano Co. WI ? to Anna Cecelia JOHNSON, b. 25 Jul. 1874, Skonsa, Sweden, d. Nov. 1939, near Matton, Shawano Co., WI.   Their children all born Shawano Co., WI:  Oscar, b. Mar. 1890,  m. Margaret BIBBLE;  Esther, b. 29 Sep 1891,  m. Phillip PRISER;  Clarence A., b. 10 Sep. 1893,  m. Gertrude E. THORN;  Sidney Leonard, b. 1 Mar 1896,  m. Katherine NOVALL;  Carrie Evelyn, b. 6 Mar. 1898,  m. Joseph RETTINGER, Jr.;  Edna Corine, b. 2 Apr. 1900,  m. Joseph C. RUTTE;  Elmer E., b. 2 Apr 1900; Victor Alvin, b. 17 Nov 1901,  m. Ida ?;  Nellie August, b. 9 Nov. 1904.

Jinx Tucker  Posted 5/16/97  I have traced a small part of my grandfather back to Belle Plaine. His name was Eben Paul PERRY, son of Charles and Anna (SCHULTZ) Perry. Eb was born Dec. 5, 1879. Charles is buried in New London and his wife, my great grandmother Anna, is buried in Friendship Cemetery. Charles's father is buried in N.D. and I have pictures of these two headstones. I have been to Madison in search of a birth cert. on my grandfather, but one does not exist. I do know that my grandfather was born somewhere around Belle Plaine. I have a High School Diploma from a school which burned down in the 1920's. Any help would be appreciated.

Patrick Hall  Posted 6/15/1997  My grandfather Reinhold HALL was born in Cecil, Wisc in July of 1886. His father was Ferdinand HALL born in Pomerania, Germany in Feb., 1857. Ferdinand married Caroline BANKHART/BUNKERT -- not sure of the correct spelling of Caroline's last name or date and place of marriage. Caroline was said to have come over from Bavaria and served as an indentured servant. They lived in Cecil several years and had several children. There was also a connection to Bonduel. Any information on the family or insight on the Pomeranian immigration into Shawano Co. would be appreciated.  I look forward to being able to offer my research to others who may find it valuable.

Linda Sue WILDES  Posted 7/15/1997  Looking for obit and grave site for a Myron FENTON who lived in Birnamwood, Shawano Co, WI. Myron born about 1836 N.Y. died about 1900 after May 24.  Wife was Percenchia Jane HAM. His daughter Mina was a school teacher in Hutchins. Myron lived in Birnamwood about 20 years and I can't believe I can't find a death notice on him. There is not a death cert. for him in Shawano Co. and I have looked for one in Marathon Co. and Waushara Co.  I have not been able to check the probate records in Marathon or Waushara but he has no probate in Shawano Co. Is there any one who can please help me find my GGgrandfather?  Thanks for any help.

Harvey Kofnetka  Posted 8/30/97  I am looking for any/all information on my great aunt whose name was Sadie (BRASCH) STANDARD,  married to a Vernon STANDARD, both lived in Bowler, WI until their death?? Am looking for where they are buried within the county and also any birth/death dates...any information that is available would really be appreciated....also looking for any info on the last name of KOFNATKE within Shawano county, any dates. Thank you very, very much.........have a nice day.  :-)

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Judy Huskey  Posted 1/9/98  Looking for any and all info on the family of James and Hannah DAILEY TOWLE (my ggparents) who lived in Birnamwood and supposedly owned a sawmill and at least two houses, possibly more in the center of town. Children were Elmer (my gp), Ira, Morton, Irving, Nellie, Dora, Melvin, George and Ina.  Hannah was born in NYC and m. James there according to a newspaper clipping my mother remembers seeing.  Elmer was born in 1878 in WI but don't know city.  The children scattered all through the area, Fond du Lac, Steven's Point, etc.  Have virtually NO records at the moment.  James d. in 1927 and mother says it was in Birnamwood...will also contact the one cemetary that has Elmer and Mary his wife. Not sure at this point how to go about searching for any property records of James and Hannah, although there should be some.  Any help appreciated, and thank you very much!
Debbie Austgen Alley  Posted 1/28/98  I have a Nellie HARLOW (Sister Erose) born 1863 Chilton, WI and died 28 Oct 1935., Motherhouse, WI and buried at Elm Grove Cemetery.  Is Motherhouse, WI in Shawano County?  Is Nellie buried in Elm Grove Cemetery in Zachow, in Shawano County?   thanks & ttys.

Eleanor Homewood  Posted 2/15/98  Looking for others who might be researching these surnames in Shawano County.   FRENCH, KORTBEIN, ZILCH and PRIBBERNOW.  The dates would be around the turn of this century.

Marsha Neuman Lawson  Posted 2/20/98   I am looking for information on family members that live or lived in the Shawano County area......and in Shawano itself.  My great-grandparents are buried in Shawano.  I have listed the information on them below.  I would appreciate any help on any family members that still live in the area. I have also included the name of an Aunt and Uncle that lived in that same area.  My uncle has passed away and I believe that my aunt now lives in Green Bay.
Mathilda BELONGIA-------born in 1889; died 1975
Frederick BELONGIA------born in 1885; died 1935
Frederick was killed by a drunk driver.  He was a railroad engineer.  They had several children.  I do not know all the names but have listed the ones that I know.  Gordon,
Doris, Lucille, Dale, Elmer, and Violet. Doris m. Sully HOTTENSTINE. Uncle Sully passed away several years ago. They had several children but I only know the names of two or three.  Shirley, Patti, and David (I believe).  Thank you for your help.  Posted 2/20/98  I am searching for ancestors and family of my grandfather Emil Arthur LENZ.  Emil was born 30 Oct 1877 in Shawano County.  At present I have been unable to find anything on him except that he married Martha Auguste MEHLBERG on 30 Apr 1904 in Shawano, Tigerton WI.  They had 4 daughters and 3 sons and lived in Shawano Co. until around 1925 when they moved to Milwaukee.  Family legend has it that Emil had brothers Fred and Herman and at least one sister Emma.  Fred is believed to have lived on a farm near Split Rock.  Herman lived with his widowed mother somewhere in the Split Rock, Tigerton, Caroline and Marion area.  Emma married a MARQUARDT.  Census records from 1880 show a Herman LENZ living with a Sharlotto (widowed) and that they emigrated from Germany in 1873.  This fits with family legend.  Fred is believed to have maintained the original LENTZ spelling.

Anne Taylor-Czaplewski  Posted 3/5/98  I am researching the families BLAESE & LAEDTKE in Shawano County.  The LAEDTKEs arrived about 1867 from Kreis Cammin, Pommern, Germany--GGF E.W. LAEDTKE was married to Anna Louisa STOCK in Washington Co. 1870 and then moved to the Town of Washington in Shawano Co. shortly after and resided there until his death just prior to 1900.  My GF Johann Fridrich LAEDTKE married Emma BLAESE on 28 April 1910 and resided in Cecil on S. Warrington Street until their death in the early 1960's.  The Carl & Henrietta BLAESE's immigrated from Kreis Cammin, Pommern? through Hamburg and are listed as a family with M-I-L Dorothea KRAUSE.  The BLAESE's stayed around the Town of Hartland in Bonduel all their life and Henrietta's sister, Wilhelmina married ? NOFFKE.  Any information on extended family, etc. would be greatly appreciated as would any Pomeranian towns with LAEDTKE & BLAESE family relatives--dead or alive!  Thanks!

Anne Kasuboski  Posted 3/5/98  I am looking for information on Jan or August KRUZA/KRUSE, born around 1812 in Poland, who settled in the Hofa Park area.  His wife was Barbara ZARZYCKI.  They arrived in Hofa Park in the early 1880's.  Their
daughter Catherine, born 1857 in Poland, married Frank STEFANIAK in 1881 in New York.  They also had a daughter Julia, who married Joseph FIUTAK in Milwaukee.

Patricia Wideman  Posted 3/5/98  I am looking for the surname AINSWORTH of Shawano County.  If someone can help me, please email me. Thank you!

Harold Renshaw  Posted 3/19/98  I am looking for DARWIN SPARKS, BRIDGET SPARKS and MYRON SPARKS.  DARWIN SPARKS bought land in Shawano County November of 1865.  I would like to correspond with anyone who knows any of these names.  Will share information.  Thank you.

Paula and Jim Vaughan  Posted 3/27/98  I am looking for information on the following families: GIRARD, Samuel/Esther DAVIS, GIRARD, McQuire/Martha Jane SMITH COLLINS, GIRARD, Albert/Alice SHELDON, BRIDGE, Harvey/Emily GIRARD, ALLENDER, Joseph/Jane GIRARD and MORRIS, Daniel/Esther GIRARD.

Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski  Posted 3/27/98  LITTLE - FACER  Are we related? Looking for information on family of Andrew LITTLE and Mary Ann GALLAGHER. Immigrated to Pickering, Ontario, Canada from Ireland early 1830's, relocated to Port Huron, Michigan where Andrew died 1888 and Mary Ann in 1894. Of their 12 children, five of them settled in Aniwa, Shawano County. Children: Sarah Jane, James, Andrew J., William, Mary Ann, Margaret, Archibald, John P., Robert Edward, Arthur, Elizabeth and Cyrus Austin. Cyrus Austin LITTLE (1865-1933) married Frances Dazie FACER, (1875-1953) dau William D. FACER and Elizabeth HORNSBY; two children survived infancy Frances Dazie and Burton Wellington. William FACER died 1907 in Rhinelander, Oneida, WI, obituary states Elizabeth died the preceeding year. Anxious to share information.

Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski  Posted 3/27/98  McCORD  Looking to exchange information with all descendants of Myron Hawley McCORD and Anna Eliza ACKERMAN. Children: Anthony Judson HAYWARD (1835-1866); Myron Hawley Jr (1840-1908), Emmit Eugene (1842-1845), Rhoda Ann (1844-1906) and Warren Eugene (1847-1918). Anthony Judson married Martha Elizabeth BOWRON (children: Emma Maria, Myron B., Hallie B). Myron Hawley married (i) Anna Maria MURRAY (Florence Rhoda, Charles Judson, Marie Catherine, Prudence B., John),  (ii) Sarah Etta SPACE (Guy R.) (iii) Mary Emma WINSLOW. Rhoda Ann married Spencer C. WILEY (Myron Eugene, Catherine WILEY, Charles Judson, Warren Myron, Florence McCord WILEY). Warren Eugene married Ellen Catherine WILEY (Daisy Gertrude, Warren (Jr), Grace Margaret, Eleanore Edna, Ethlyn Jean). Thanks in advance.

Joseph H. Sievers  Posted 4/18/98  Beginning to build a family history and tree for the GROSSKOPF family; needed is information extending or amplifying the GROSSKOPF, THIELE, or BREITENFELDT lines.

Karolyn Roberts Posted 4/23/98  Looking for information on the families of JAMES JOHNSON b?-d? father of the next JAMES JOHNSON b1846-d1922; PETER JOHNSON (my great-grandfather)
b1847-d1926; parents of ANNA CECELIA JOHNSON b7/25/1874-d11/1939; SWEN JOHNSON b6/19/1851-d6/3/1903; and NELLIE JOHNSON (this could be a married name)  b9/21/1838-d8/26/1903.

Beverly M. Reed  Posted 5/27/98  Looking for information on parents/family of Florence Isabel PORTER b. 7 Nov. 1894 in Shawano, married George A. NOVELLE 28 Feb. 1916 in Chisolm, MN. Father was Frank PORTER b. 17 Mar. 1871 in Belle Plaine, WI, d. 21 Jun. 1910.  Mother was Lottie SHEAPARD b. Abt. 1871 supposedly in WI. Cannot find name of SHEAPARD on Census. Two sisters, Gladys PORTER b. 15 May 1897 married HOOPER, Lila or Lilas PORTER b. 5 Mar. 1900 married Ernest ANDERSON. One brother, Russell PORTER b. 7 Aug. 1902, d. Dec. 1982, married Sandra 26th of Sept.  Lottie SHEAPARD/PORTER remarried J.H. LANDRY, one child; Lillian LANDRY b. 27 Dec. 1910 or 1912, married Stanley STEAD.  My husband  Darrell Reed is Florence PORTER'S Grandson.  Any relatives
still living in the area? Thank you.

Joan O'Connor  Posted 5/27/98  My husband's grandmother, Mae MEVERDEN O'CONNOR, had numerous relatives in Shawano county.  Perhaps some of them are on-line and could give me some Genealogical info.  I' ve  traced my husband' s maternal ancestry but I'm not getting very far with the paternal ancestry. Here's hoping!

Patricia Wideman  Posted 5/27/98  I am looking for information on the BLOECHL and AINSWORTH family names.  I believe the BLOECHL family was from Tigerton.  If anyone can help me, please
email me!  Thank you!

John Pejza  Posted 6/13/98  I am researching my family history. My great-grandfather John PEJSA
bought a farm in Angelica between 1887 and 1890 and lived there until he retired to Pulaski about 1913 or 1914. He then sold the farm to his son Tony.  I am uncertain of the location of the farm.  Homepage URL:
Ron & Karen Williams  Posted 6/13/98  I am looking for any information on KAROLUS, ROEPKE, WIDLERMUTH and BECKER of Tigerton.  Anything at all will be helpful. Thank you.

Dawn   Posted 6/13/98  I grew up in Shawano and my father was James M. KNOPE.  He was b. May 15, 1922, d. Oct.15,1991.  He also was sheriff of Shawano County at one time.  Also my grandparents Earl and Lucy PARKER.  My grandfather worked for the Soo line railroad and retired from there.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I now live in Florida and would like any information you could help me

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