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4-1-37 Obituary
Gottlieb BARTELT (1847-1935)

Survived by seventy-four direct descendants, Gottlieb F. Bartelt, 817 N. Third Avenue, former Town of Berlin Farmer, died this morning at 6 o'clock after an illness of two weeks. He was 90 years old. Funeral Services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Gertschen, 819 N. Avenue, and at 2 o'clock at the German Methodist Church. The Rev H.C. Stahmer will officiate and burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. The body will be at the Helke funeral home until 10 o'clock Sunday Morning. when it will be taken to the Gertschen home.

Mr. Bartelt was born in Germany Feb 7, 1847, and came to the United States and the town of Berlin in 1878. He was married there to Emma Gralow, who died here Oct 5, 1935. The couple moved to Wausau seventeen years ago. Surviving eleven children, Fred Bartelt and Mrs. Alfred Hoffman, town of Stettin, Mrs. Louis Luedtke, 910 Sixth Avenue, Erich Bartelt, Mrs. Emil Karschenske, and Mrs. Edward Heuer, Muscatine, Ia., Mrs. Otto Siedler, town of Maine, Gottlieb Bartelt, Jr., Marathon, William and Hugo Bartelt, at home, and Mrs. Gertschen. Fifty-three grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. Louise Bartelt (w/o Fred Bartelt, s/o Gottlieb BARTELT)

Thursday, Jan 19, 1978

Mrs. Louise Bartelt, 90, Wausau Route 2; died in a Wausau hospital at 6am today.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau.  The Rev.Dennis Drews will officiate and burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau,.   Friends may call at Helke West Chapel, Wausau after 3 p.m. Friday.

The former Louise Luedtke was bonr Aug 13, 1887 in the town of Stettin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Luedtke.  On Sept. 19, 1908 in Wausau, she married Fred Bartelt, who died Dec. 4, 1956. 

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Selma Fenhaus, Wausau Route 2, Mrs. Freida Marquardt, Wisconsin Rapids, Mrs. Alice Nass, 544 S. First Ave., and Mrs. Helen Kardack, 142 Myron St., both in Wausau and Mrs. Louise Jenkins, Durango, Colo.; three sons, Marvin, Hermanston, Ore., Fred, Arizonia, George, 253 Chellis St., Wausau; a sister Mrs. Anna Schneider, Milwaukee, 36 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren, and 22 great-great-grandchildren.



Florinda Laabs (BARTELT) (d/o Fred Bartelt gd/o Gottlieb BARTELT)

Mrs. Florinda laabs, 54, Rothschild, died suddenly at a  local hospital at 12:45 p.m. Sunday.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church.  The Rev. E. H. Betermann will officate and burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.  The body will be at the Helke West Chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Mrs. Laabs was born June 1, 1909 in the town of Stettin, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartelt.  She married Edward Laabs in the town of Stettin, June 2, 1928.   Besides being a housewife, she was employed as a floor lady at Marathon Corp.

Surviving besides the widower are a son, James Laabs, Stevens Point; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Stanke, Rothschild; four brothers, Harry, Town of Wausau, Marvin, Pineville, Ore., Fred, Burlington, and George Bartelt, 253 Chellis St.; five sisters, Mrs. Conrad Fenhaus, Town of Wausau, Mrs. Carl Marquardt, Stratford, Mrs. Mryon Nass, Burlington, Mrs. Steven Kardack, 105 Edwards St, and Mrs. Marion Jenkins, Durango, Colo., and two grandchildren.

Edward Laabs (h/o Florinda Bartelt)


Wausau Daily Herald - Dec. 4, 1963

Laabs Services - ervices for Edward L. Laabs, Rothschild, who died Monday, will be held at Helke West chapel at 3 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. E. H. Bertemann, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, will officiate and burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. The body is at the funeral home

Mr. Laabs was born duly 12, 1905 in the Town of Maine, son of the late Mrs. & Mrs. Harry Laabs. His wife, the former Miss Florinda Bartelt, whom he married in the Town of Stettin June 2, 1928, died last June 16. He had been employed at D. J. Murray Manufacturing Co

Delores Stanke (d/o Florinda Bartelt)

Delores L. Stanke, 63, Rib Mountain, died Friday March 6, 1992, at her daughters home. 

She was born Jan 22, 1929 in Wausau, the daughter of the late Edward and Florinda (Bartelt) Laabs.  She was employed at North Central Health Care Center, Valley Inn, and Connors Forestry Products.  She was a member of Ribm Mountain Lioness Club, and Mount Olive Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include two daughters, Lyn (Wayne) Montie, Schofield, and Jenny Montie,  Depere; two granddaughters, Christa and Gretchen; one brother James (Patricia) Laabs, Stevens Point, three nephews, Dean, Kent, and Troy; and her fiance, Giles Jannsen, Schofield.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 10, 1992 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Schofield.  The Rev. Raymond Bell will officiate.  Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau.  Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, and again from 10 a.m. Tuesday until your time of services at the church.


Selma L. Fenhuas (BARTELT) (d/o Fred Bartelt ; gd/o Gottlieb BARTELT)

Selma L. Fenhaus, 83, of 7106 Highway Z., Wausau, died Thursday, March 28, 1996, at the Wausau Hospital Hospice Unit.  She was born April 1, 1912 in the town of Berlin, the daughter of the late Fred and Louise (Luedtke) Bartelt.  She married Conrad Fenhaus on Nov 30, 1931 in Waukegan, Ill.  He preceeded her in death on May 2, 1992.

She was a longtime member of the former Cloverdale Homemaker Club.  Selma and her husband lived on their farm all their married life.   Survivors include two sons, Edward (Lou Ann) Fenhaus and Fred (Sally) Fenhaus, all of Wausau; two daughters, Karen (Clifford) Prigge and Kathleen (Michael) Bartelt, all of Wausau; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grand-children; four sisters , Freida Marquardt, Wisconsin Rapids, Louise (Marion) Jenkins, Durango, Colo., and Helen Kardack and Alice Nass both of Wausau; one brother , Fred Bartelt, Blue River; and two sisters-in-law, Vivian Bartelt, Hermiston, Ore., and Delores Bartelt, Wausau.  She was preceeded in death by a grandson David Prigge; three brothers, Harry, Marvin, and George Bartelt; one sister, Florinda Laabs.

Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 1, 1996 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, town of Wausau.  The Rev. Gordon Giese will officiate.  Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wausau.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, and again from 10 a.m. until time of services Monday at the church.

Conrad F. Fenhuas (h/o Selma Bartelt)

Conrad F. Fenhaus, 84, 7106 Highway Z, Wausau, died Saturday, May 2, 1992 at the Good Samaritan Health Center, Merrill.

He was born Feb. 23, 1908, in the town of Stettin, the son of the late Edward and Anna (Taege) Fenhaus.  He married Selma Bartelt on Nov 30, 1931, in Waukegan, Ill. She survives.  He farmed most of his life in the town of Wausau.

Survivors, besides his wife include two sons, Edward (Lou Ann) Fenhaus and Fred (Sally) Fenhaus, all of Wausau; two daughters, Karen (Clifford) Prigge and Kathleen (Michael) Bartelt, all of Wausau; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grand-children; one brother, Melvin (Marion) Fenhaus, Wausau; one sister, Lenore (Al) Hickman, Wausau, and one sister-in-law, Adeline.  He was preceded in death by one grandson, David Prigge, and two brothers, Elroy and Wilbur.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, 1992, at Trinity Lutheran Church, town of Wausau.  The Rev. Gordon Giese will officiate.  Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wausau.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, and again from 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of services Monday at the church.


Frieda M. Marquardt (BARTELT) (1913-1999) (d/o Fred Bartelt ; gd/o Gottlieb BARTELT)

Frieda M. Marquardt (BARTELT), 85 of 401 Grove Ave. died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999 at the house of Dove, Marshfield.

Services will be held at 11 am Tuesday at St. Lukes Lutheran Church. The Rev. Timothy Wenger will officiate. Internment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Stratford, at a later date.

Mrs. Marquardt was born Dec 25, 1913 near Wausau, WI in the Marathon County town of Stettin, to Fred and Louise (Luedtke) Bartelt. She was the third daughter in a family of 12. On July 26, 1933, she married Walter Telschow. He died Dec. 16, 1945. She married Carl Marquardt May 2, 1953. He died May 4, 1975.

She was an active member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and its Womens Ministry and Lydia Circle. She also was a member of the Wisconsin Rapid Senior Citizens and enjoyed the sing-alongs and whoopla band groups.

Survivors include her children Eugene (Sharon) Telschow, St. Cloud; Joyce (John) Serwe, Stratford; Janet (Don) Clickner, Wisconsin Rapids; and Martin Marquardt, Milwaukee; three sisters Louise (Marion) Jenkins, Durango Co; and Helen Kardack and Alice Nass, both of Wausau; three sisters-in-law Delores Bartelt, Wausau; Vivian Bartelt, Hermiston, Ore; and Rita Bartelt, Blue River; 23 grandchildren ; four stepgrandchildren; and 38 great grandchildren. She also was predeceased by her parents, two siblings who died at birth, two sisters (Florinda Laabs and Selma Fenhaus) four brothers (Harry, Marvin, George, and Fred) a stepson (Delos Marquardt) and a stepdaughter (Lavon Marquardt).

Friends may call at the church from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Memorial will be given to St. Luke's Lutheran Church in lieu of flowers.

Taylor Funeral Home, Wisconsin Rapids, is in charge of arrangements.

Carl F. Marquardt (h/o Frieda Bartelt)
Pg. 8 - Wausau-Merrill, Wis. Daily Herald
Monday, May 5, 1975

Carl F. Marquardt, 74 Wisconsin Rapids, a former area resident died Sunday at 6:15 a.m. at a Wisconsin Rapids Hospital.  Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Rapids.  The Rev. Timothy Wenger will officiate and burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Stratford.  Friends may call at Taylor Funeral Home, Wisconsin Rapids, from now until time of services Tuesday.

Mr. Marquardt was born Nov 22, 1900 in the town of Wein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Marquardt.  He married Elsie Olm who died in 1951.  On May 2, 1953, in Stratford, he married Frieda Telschow, who survives.  A carpenter, Mr. Marquardt was past president of the Village of Stratford, and a past member of the Lions Club there.   He had served several years on the Stratford School Board and was a member of the church council.

Survivors besides his wife include three daughters, Miss Lavon Marquardt, Milwaukee, Mrs. Donald Clickner, Wisconsin Rapids, and Mrs. John Serwe, Stratford; three sons, Delos, Tomah, and Martin, Milwaukee; a step-son, Eugene Telschow, Sheboygan; a sister, Mrs. Alma Karau, Waukesha; a brother, William, Wausau; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Harry Bartelt (s/o Fred Bartelt ; gs/o Gottlieb BARTELT)

Funeral services for Harry Bartelt, 49, 110 River St., who died suddenly at 1:30 a.m. Saturday will be held at 1:30 p.m.  Wednesday in Helke East Chapel.  The Rev. Gilbert Meyer, pastor of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, will officiate and burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.  The body will be at the funeral home after 2 p.m.

Mr. Bartlet was born Aug. 10, 1915 in the Town of Stettin, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bartelt.  He was married to Myrtle Brandt who died Jan 28, 1963.  He was married here Jan 30, 1965, to Marie Wimmer who survives.

Surviving besides his wife are five daughters, Mrs. Ralph Hintze, West Bend, Mrs. Joseph Gebhardt, 121 Novak St., Sally Betty and Lois, West Bend; three brothers Fred, Burlington, George 253 Chellis St., and Marvin, Prineville, Ore.; five sisters Mrs. Marian Jenkins, Durango, Colo., Mrs. Myron Nass, Burlington, Mrs. Carl Marquardt, Stratford, Mrs. Conrad Fenhaus, Wasau Route 2 and Mrs. Steven Kardack, 105 Edwards St.; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert and Thomas Wasmundt, Fred and Edward Fenhaus and Ralph and Edward Wimmer.  Mr. Bartelt's mother, Mrs. Louise Bartelt, Cleveland Avenue, also survives.

Myrtle Helen Bartelt (w/o Harry Bartelt)

Mrs. Myrtle Helen Bartelt, 50, 724 Jefferson St., died Monday at 12:45 p.m. in a local hospital where she had been a patient for four days.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Stephen Lutheran Church.   The Rev. Ervin Seidel will officiate and burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.   The body will be at the Helke East Chapel from 2 p.m. Wednesday until 10:30 a.m. Thursday, when it will be taken to the church.

Mrs. Bartelt was born in the Town of Wausau June 4, 1912, daughter of Mrs. Clara Brandt, 1806 Plato St., and the late William Brandt.  She married Harry Bartelt here Nov. 11, 1939. Surviving besides the widower and her mother are five daughters, Patricia, Sally, Betty, and Lois, at home, and Mrs. Ralph Hintze III, Fond du Lac; two sister Mrs. Oscar Kell, Town of Wausau, and Mrs. Marvin Lodholz, 105 Call St. and one grandchild.

Pallbearers were Clifford Prigge, Edward Fenhaus, Robertand Thomas Wasmundt, Dan Reyer and Gary Kell.


Alice Nass (BARTELT)   (d/o Fred Bartelt, gs/o  Gottlieb Bartelt)

Alice Nass, 82, Wausau, died Sunday April 2, 2000, at the Colonial Manor and Rehabilitation Center, Wausau.

Survivors include two daughters Judith (Balazs) Mikes, Sussex, and Jean (Michael) Lowell, Depere, three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters Helen Kardack, Wausau, and Louise (Marion) Jenkins, Durango, Colo. and many nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be held.  Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Services assisted the family.

STEVEN KARDACK (2nd h/o of Helen Bartelt, d/o Fred Bartelt)

Steve J. Kardack, 85 , 142 Mryon St., Wausau, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 1990, at his home.

He was a night guard for Connor Forest Products.  Survivors include his wife, Helen Bartelt Wasmundt Kardack; four daughter Suzi (Jerome) Nest, Mosinee, Marion (Russell) Rahn, Irving, Texas, and Roselie (Gene) Wiedow, and Judy Larry Hettinga of Rothschild; two sons, Robert (Connie) Wasmundt and Thomas (Carol) Wasmundt, all of Wausau; five sisters, Rose Olbrantz and Regina Boerke, both of Wausau, Grace (Leonard) Kargenbrink, Pasadena, Calif., Barbara Liss, Surprise, Ariz., and Esther (Oscar) Johnson, Hatley; one brother Florian Kardack, St. Germain; 18 grandchildren and six great-grand-children.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau.  Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau.  Visitation is until time of services at the church.  Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, is in charge of arrangements.

Marvin Fred Bartelt, 73   (s/o Fred Bartelt, gs/o  Gottlieb Bartelt)

Hermiston - Funeral services for Marvin Fred Bartelt will be Friday at noon at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hermiston.   Mr. Bartelt died Saturday, June 25, 1995 at the Good Samaritan Center in Hermiston.

He was born Oct 10, 1921at Wausau, Wis., and was a resident of Hermiston since 1973, formerly a resident of Prineville.

On Nov. 14, 1942 he married Vivian Koehler at Merrill, Wis.  He was a timber faller for a number of years.  Mr. Bartelt was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hermiston, and was a Veteran of World War II.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Vivian of Hermiston; son, Bruce Bartelt and his wife, daughter in law, Ardith Bartelt both of Kennewick, Wash; brother,  Fred Bartelt of Blue River, Wis.; sisters, Louise Jenkins of Durango, Colo., Freida Marquardt of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., and Alice Nass, Helen Kardack and Selma Fenhaus all of Wausau, Wis.; two grandchildren McKenzie and Travis Sellers of Kennewick, Wash.

He was proceeded in death by a son, Kim Bartelt; two brothers, Harry and George Barteltl; sister Florida.

Disposition was by cremation.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hermiston.

Source: Obituary, Wausua Daily Herald, Aug 8, 1999
Fred A. Bartelt (1923-1999) s/o Fred Bartelt  gs/o Gottlieb Bartelt

Fred A. Bartelt, age 76, of Blue River died at the Riverdale Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Muscoda on Monday, July 26, 1999.

He was born Apr 4, 1923 in the town of Stettin, the son of Fred and Louise Bartelt in a family of 12 children. On January 13, 1945, he was united in marriage with Ritz Zastrow of Riplinger, Wis.

He lived on a farm up until he enlisted in the US Marine Corps on Dec 2, 1941. Fred served in the South Pacific aboard the light cruiser USS Boise, and also saw extensive action at Guadalcanal and Sarrgis Straits. He was wounded and recieved the Purple Heart. After 42 months of duty he returned to the states where he was stationed at Paris Island, SC. as a drill instructor. His wife accompanied him there and they lived in Beaufort, SC until his discharge on Dec 10, 1945.

Fred mainly worked as an auto body repairman until his retirement. He liked to fish and hunt, and enjoyed gardening and maintaining the couple's home in Blue River, which they purchased in 1993, following moving from Eikhorn, Wis.

He is survived by his wife, Rita Bartelt, Blue River; three children Jack (Penny) Bartelt, Lake Geneva, Gerald Bartelt and Fred (Connie) Bartelt, Indianapolis; four sisters Louise (Marion) Jenkins, Durango, Colo., Helen Kardack, Wausau, Frieda Marquardt, Wisconsin Rapids, Alice Nass, Wausau; two sisters-in-law Delores Bartelt, Wausua and Vivian Bartelt, Hermiston, Ore; 14 grandchildren, and six great grand children.

Fred was preceded in death by his father and mother; two siblings who died at birth, Florinda Laabs and Selma Fenhaus,; three brothers Harry, Marvin, and George, and a son James N. Bartelt.

A memorial mass will be held at 11 am Friday Aug 6, 1999 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Muscoda. The Rev Roger Taylor will officiate.

The Godager Funeral Home of Muscoda is assisting the family with the arrangements.

May 1, Durango Herald
Marion JENKINS ( h/o Louise BARTELT ; d/o Fred Bartelt ; gd/o Gottlieb Bartelt)

By Shane Benjamin
Herald Staff Writer

Marion E. Jenkins, a lifelong Durango resident who owned and operated the former Jenkins Ranch east of Goeglein Gulch Road, died Sunday from a stroke and pneumonia at Mercy Medical Center. He was 82.

Jenkins was a cattle rancher who loved to tell stories and travel across the United States with friends and family, said his son, Kenny Jenkins.

"He was one of those guys you loved being with, and he loved being with you," Kenny Jenkins said. "He never was a stranger. Everybody was his friend."

Marion Jenkins used to tell stories about when he rode a horse to and from school, Kenny Jenkins said. Occasionally, the trail leading down to town would be so wet and muddy that the commute was nearly impossible.

In a taped interview with his son before he died, Marion Jenkins told a story about his first year in school.

"After about four years on our ranch it was my turn to go to school," Marion Jenkins said. "My older sisters dragged me through the snow down to the school house. I was wet all over. The teacher brushed me off and put me in a seat. I asked, `How long is this going to last?' She said, `All day.'"

"I could hardly stand that."

Marion Jenkins moved to the family ranch in about 1920. His parents bought property from the Goeglein family, and, over the years, the ranch grew to 520 acres, Kenny Jenkins said. The land was used primarily for cattle and crops, he said.

SkyRidge, Hillcrest Golf Course and the Hillcrest subdivision now occupy most of the ranch.

Marion Jenkins would like to be remembered as a person who would not condemn anybody for something they wanted, said his friend, Ray Stolworthy.

In the late 1940s, Stolworthy and Jenkins used to look northward, up the Animas Valley in the winter when there was no development and see elk in the snow, Stolworthy said.

While Marion Jenkins said he did not like seeing the view ruined by development, he also didn't think the residents living in the Animas Valley had a right to complain about development since they were part of the problem, Stolworthy said.

As a person, Marion Jenkins had "excellent" judgment, was eager to help and had respect for others, he said.

"He's one of those people that will be sorely missed," Stolworthy said. "I kind of feel like he treated me more like a son than a friend."

Melvin Faust, another friend, said he met Marion Jenkins in the 1980s at church. They were both ranchers so they had a lot to talk about, he said. They would sit in the back of church and whisper back and fourth until others would turn around and give them a look, Faust said.

"He was one hell of a good man," he said.

Jenkins was born Aug. 5, 1918, in Austin and served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II and was present at the Normandy Landing. He ran the ranch until his retirement in 1995.

He married Louise M. (Bartelt) Jenkins on Nov. 3, 1945, at the Trinity Church in Wausau, Wis.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hood Mortuary for Marion Jenkins. Larry Barnes and Jim Montoya will officiate at services. Interment of cremated remains will be at Crestview Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Louise of Durango; his son, Kenneth Jenkins of Durango; a daughter, Lyn Hendry of Hettinger, N.D.; a brother, Delbert Jenkins of Gallup, N.M.; a sister, Opal Ponvert of Virginia Beach, Va.; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post #4031, 1550 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301


George K. Bartelt (s/o Fred Bartelt ; gs/o Gottlieb)

The headlines read "Bye, George" the day that Clinton defeated George Bush for presidency of the United States. 

George K. Bartelt, 65, of 253 Challis St., Wausau died Monday, Nov 2, 1992 at Wausau Hospital Hospice Center, Wausau, after a courageous 26-month battle with pancreatic cancer. 

He was born in the town of Stettin, on Oct 29, 1927, the 12th child of Fred and Louise (Luedtke) Bartelt.  he married the former Delores Krolikowski on May 21, 1949, at Holy Name Catholic Church, Wausau.  She survives.

George worked for 42 years at Wausau Paper Mills as a trimmerman, retiring Jan 1, 1990.   He served in the Army Air Force as an MP with the occupational forces in the Phillipines after World War II, and was discharged in June 1947.  George recieved the Good Conduct Medal.  He was a member of the Holy Name Catholic Church and the American Legion Montgomery Plant Post No. 10.  George was a town of Rib Mountain Constable for many years and a Rib Mountain Volunteer firefighter for over 12 years.   He enjoyed hunting and fishing in the Northwoods with family and friends.   George also enjoyed being at the lakeside cottage in Northern Wisconsin that he built 29 years ago and remodeled lately with the help of family and friends.  George had many, many friends and was a hard worker.  He enjoyed playing cards, woodworking, and fixing things. 

Survivors besides his wife, Delores, include two sons, David (Mary Lou) Bartelt, Wausau, Mark Bartelt, Merrill; three daughters Ann (Kevin) Goetsch, Merrill, Carol (Greg) Jesse, Wausau, and Cindy (David) Schlichting, Kenosha; five sisters, Frieda Marquardt, Wisconsin Rapids, Louise (Marion) Jenkins, Durango, Colo., Selma Fenhaus, Helen Kardack, and Alice Nass, all of Wausau; two brothers, Marvin (Vivian) Bartelt, Herminston, Ore., and Fred Bartelt, Elkhorn; many nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Herman and Marie Scheffler. 

George loved his family.  His five children and 17 grandchildren were the light of his life.  He was the proud grandfather of Andrew, Bethany, and Matthew Barteltl David, Adam, Robert, and Jennifer Bartelt, Kristy, Jeffrey, Jeremy, and Jason Goetsch; Daniel, Joel, and Benjamin Jesse; Michael, Marisa, Brittany Schlichting, and a step-grand-daughter Michelle Raschka.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Harry Bartelt, and three sisters, Florinda Laabs, and infants Erna, and Anna Bartelt.

The funeral mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 1992, at Holy Name Catholic Church, Wausau.  The Rev Thomas Steinert will officiate. Pallbearers are David, Mark, Andrew, and Matthew Bartelt, Kevin Goetsch, Greg Jesse, and Allen Autio, who were all George's deer hunting partners.  Honorary pallbearers are Herman Scheffler, David Steffen, Elmer Kufahl, Larry Andreas, Donald Krolikowski, Bernie Lueth, and David Schlichting.

Entombment will be in Holy Angels Mausoleum at St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery, Wausau.   Friends may call from 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of services at the church.   The Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, is in charge of arrangements.

Edna A. ROGALLA   (d/o Tille Bartelt, gd/o  Gottlieb Bartelt)

Edna A. Rogalla, 86 of 1214 S. Eighth Avenue, Wausau died Sunday Nov 30, 1997 at her home.

She was born April 1, 1911 in Wausau to the late Louis and Tillie (Bartelt) Luedtke. She married Joseph Rogalla on Dec 20, 1947 in Waukon, Iowa.  He died in May 1969.

Survivors include three sons, Jack (Jean) Luedtke, Wisconsin Rapids, John (Rose) Rogalla, Marseilles, ILL., and Rodney (Louise) Rogalla, Aniwa.; two stepsons , Donald (Patricia) Rogalla, Wausau, and David (Judy) Rogalla, Greensville; two stepdaughters Geraldine (Roy) Oleson, Wausau, and Beverly Koch, VanHorne, Iowa; one brother George (Mildred) Luedtke, Wausau ; two sisters, Irma Bushar, Mosinee, and Emily Lana, Tucson, Arizona; 17 grand children; 24 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters, Esther Luedtke, Berdina Hatz, a brother Louis, Jr. and a grandson Eric Oleson.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997, at Brainard Funeral Home, Wausau.  Rev. David W. Blackmer of Wesley United Methodist Church will officiate.  Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau.  Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, and again from 1 p.m. Wednesday until the time of services at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Craig, Brian, and Scott Luedtke and Paul, Richard, Patrick Rogalla.  The family requests memorials be made to Wesley United Methodist Church in Edna's memory.


Esther Luedtke  (d/o Tille Bartelt, gd/o  Gottlieb Bartelt)

Esther "Ossie" Luedtke, 69 128 1/2 Scott St, Wausau, died Monday at her home. 

She was born Feb 23, 1915, in Wausau, the daugther of Louis and Tillie Luedtke.  She was a graduate of Wausau High School and had been employed at Marathon Rubber and Stahmer Clinic in Wausau and at Bradley Co. in Milwaukee. Prior to her retirement in 1977, she was a data processing supervisor at Eagle Knitting in Milwaukee.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Russell (Sue Rae) Elson, 1602 N 97th St., Wausau; four sisters, Mrs. Edna Rogalla, Wausau, Mrs. Louis (Irma) Bushar, Dade City, Fla., Mrs. Emily Lana, Yucca Valley, Calif., and Mrs. John (Berdina) Hatz, Gleason; one brother, George Luedtke, Wauasua, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Quad City Times Obit 9/27/1998
PATRICIA MAHER KISER (gd/o Eric C. Bartelt)

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Services for Patricia Ann Kiser, of Muscatine, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mathias Church, Muscatine. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Muscatine. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, Muscatine, with a vigil service at 8 p.m. Mrs. Kiser died Saturday, Sept. 26, 1998, at Muscatine General Hospital. She had taught at Keswick, Wilton, McKinley and St. Mathias grade schools. She also was a mentor advocate at Muscatine High School. Patricia Maher was born Sept. 29, 1937, in Muscatine. She married Ronald Kiser in 1961 in Muscatine. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Iowa. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Elizabeth Shapiro, Evanston, Ill.; sons, Christopher Kiser, Fort Collins, Colo., Jonathan Kiser, Muscatine, and Andrew Kiser, Decorah, Iowa; her father, Leonard Maher, Muscatine; and a sister, Kathleen Casini, Muscatine

Alfred H. Hoffman,   (h/o Clara Bartelt d/o Gottlieb Bartelt)
Oct 11, 1974

Alfred H. Hoffman, 76, 121 Country Club Road, Schofield, died Friday evening at a Wausau hospital.  Funeral services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wausau.  The Rev. Herbert O. Praeuner will officiate and burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery,  Wausau.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday at the Janssen Funeral Home, Wausua, and at the church after 11 a.m. Monday until time of services.

Mr. Hoffman was born in Chicago Octobert 28, 1897, son of the the late Mr. and Mrs. Julius Hoffman.  He was married on Dec 15, 1917, in Stettin to the former Clara Barttelt.   She died March 5, 1973.  He was employed at the Marathon Battery until his retirement.

Survivors include 5 sons, Marvin, Janesville; Orville, Milwaukee; Donald, Wausaua; Alfred A., Mosinee Route 2, and Robert, Delevan; two daughters Mrs. Mack Barnett Jr. 307 Ross Ave., Wausau, and Mrs. Kermith Krueger, Clintonville Route 2, a sister Mrs. Minnie Wilde, Drake, N.D.; 31 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Keith Krueger, Jimmy, David, and Vall Hoffmann, Terry Barnett and Lawrence Wiederhoeft.

Charlotte A. Hoffman (1932-1998) w/o Alfred Hoffman ; s/o of Clara Bartelt ; gs/o Gottlieb Bartelt

OBITUARY printed in the Wausau Daily Herald, Monday, October 19, 1998 and typed for the Marathon Co., WI Obit Forum by Betty Martz.
Charlotte A. Hoffmann, 66, C1778 Balsam Road, Stratford, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, at her home.

She was born July 19, 1932, in the town of Johnson, Marathon County, to Marcella and John Komarek. She married Alfred A. Hoffmann (descendant of Gottlieb Bartelt) on Oct. 7, 1950, at Peace Lutheran Church. She and her husband farmed in the town of Johnson until retiring at which time they moved to their present home in the town of Cleveland, just east of Stratford.

Survivors include her husband, Alfred Hoffmann, Stratford; one son, Darnel Hoffmann, Stratford; one daughter, Janice and her husband John Drexler, Stratford; five grandchildren, Jody, Jamie, Julie, Justin and Jenny Drexler; her mother, Marcella Komarek, Athens; one brother Donald and his wife, Ruth Komarek, Athens; one sister, Geraldine Zettler, Athens; and one sister-in-law, Janet Komarek, Abbotsford. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rhonda Hoffman, in 1975, her father, John Komarek Sr., in 1979; her brother, John Komarek Jr., in 1978, and her brother-in-law, Donald Zettler.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998, at Peace Lutheran Church, town of Frankfort, Marathon County. The Rev. Jeffrey C. Tarras, will officiate. Visitation will be at the Sauter/Kundinger Chapel in Stratford.

Pallbearers will be Kenney Zettler, Dennis Zettler, Terry and Tim Komarek, Lee Copeland, and Brandan Hoffmann

EMIL KERSCHENSKE (h/o Ella Bartelt, d/o Gottlieb Bartelt)

Emil Kerschenske, 81, 303 Gilbert St., died this morning in his home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fairbanks-Lamb Chapel. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 2 p.m. Friday.

Emil Kerschenske was born Oct. 14, 1896, in Lublan Poland, Russia, the son of Edward and Caroline Derger Kerschenske. He married Ella Bartelt on July 10, 1925, in Muscatine. Kerschenske was a retired button cutter.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Harold, Robert and Dale, all of Muscatine; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Erma) Powell and Mrs.
Leslie (June) Van Dolah, both of Muscatine and Lyda Kerschenske of Chicago; 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren
.

James GERTSCHEN (s/o Emma Bartelt, gs/o  Gottlieb Bartelt)
Apr 28, 1985

Word has been recieved in Wausau of the death of James R. Gertschen, 52, a former Wausau resident, who died April 28 in Los Angeles, Calif.

He was born July 25, 1932 in Wausau, son of the late Clarence  and Emma Gertschen.

He served with the Marine Corps during the Korean War, as a member of the helicopter rescue team.  He worked as a district manager for a dental supply company   covering the western states and Hawaii.

Survivors include his wife Diane, a daughter Jamie, Los Angeles, a sister, Phyllis Lange, Madison, two brothers Gerald, Wausau, and Glen, Round Lake, ILL.   Services were held in Los Angeles.  Internment was in the Los Angeles National Cemetery.


Wausau Daily Herald, Tuesday, December 17, 1996

Ruth M. Bartelt (Weber) (w/o Gottlieb Jr.)

Ruth M. Bartelt, 99, of 107 Fourth St., Marathon, died Monday, December 16, 1996, at Wausau Hospital.

She was born Sept. 6, 1897, in the town of Rib Falls, the daughter of the late William and Bertha (Schroeder) Weber. She married G.F. Bartelt (son of Gottlieb BARTELT) on Aug. 24, 1921 in the town of Rib Falls. He proceded her in death on July 31, 1958.

Ruth was a rural school teacher for seven years at Woodlawn Dale, Hamburg, and Washington Heights, which were one-room country schools. Ruth was a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Wisconsin Rural Letter Carriers Association. She was a pianist for the Rib Falls Methodist Church and their Sunday school. She was an accomplished seamstress and her hobbies included tatting, reading, and growing flowers, but most especially enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Rosso, La Crosse, and Mary Butler, Pittsburg, Kans.; three sons, James (Mary Ann) Bartelt, Madison, John (Patricia) Bartelt, Marion, and George Bartelt, Marathon; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, four sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at Rib Falls Methodist Church, town of Rib Falls. The Rev. Steve Booher and Rev. David Blackmer will officiate. Burial will be in Rib Falls Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Kraemer Funeral Home, Marathon.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Rib Falls Methodist Church or Wesley United Methodist Church, Wausau, or the Marathon Volunteer Fire Fighters, in the name of Ruth Bartelt.

Source: https://sites.rootsweb.com/~iamuscat/obituaries/kobit.htm
MRS. ANNA BARBARA (SCHAEFFER) KIRCHNER (sister-in-law of Bernard Kirchner)
Date Submitted: April 04, 2000 2:17 PM

Source of Obituary: "WEEKLY NEWS-TRIBUNE", Muscatine, Iowa, Wednesday, March 28, 1894
Nichols, Iowa, March 26. Obituary.--Died at her home near Nichols in Wapsinonoc township Monday, March the 19th, Mrs. Anna Barbara [Schaeffer] Kirchner at the age of 59 years, 5 months and 21 days. The deceased was born in Barkenau, Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany. She came to this country in the year of 1854. After leaving New York she came to Rock Island, Ill., where she made the acquaintance of Mr. Fred[erick] Kirchner with whom she was united in marriage at Muscatine the 29th of March, 1855. They then left Muscatine and moved on a farm near Wilton, whree they resided for six years. In the year 1861 they moved to their farm near Nichols, this being her home until her death. There were born to them four children, three sons and one daughter, of which one son and one daughter departed this life before her.....The funeral services were held at the German (Lutheran) church in Nichols by Rev. John Thurner, pastor of the Lutheran church.
Don Frederick Kirchner (great grand son of Bernard Kirchner)
July 11, 2000
RIVERSIDE, Iowa - Don F. Kirchner, 72, of Riverside, died Friday, July 7, 2000.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Riverside.

The Rev. Robert Hoover will officiate. Pallbearers will be Mark Tague, Larry Scott, Perry Saul, Dr. John Finneran, Wayne Conkity, Cliff Fisher. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Clifton Adams, Dr. James Lowe, Kenneth Benda, Stanley Barber, Dr. Kenneth Rayner, Robert Harper, Keith Rayner, Dr. E. Norman Bailey and Marion Schoneman.

Burial will be at the Lone Tree Cemetery with full military service. A luncheon will follow at the Lone Tree American Legion. Organist will be Bonnie Tindle and vocalist will be Deb Eckrich.

Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Riverside. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rotary International, Mercy Hospital Foundation, The University of Iowa Foundation and the Trinity United Methodist Church of Riverside.

Mr. Kirchner was born April 21, 1928, in Lone Tree, the son of Gildra and Lucy Holdeman Kirchner. He married Betty Catherine Eden on Sept. 26, 1954, in Lone Tree.

He attended the Lone Tree Community School until 9th grade. He graduated from Garner High School and Hamilton Business College.

He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Riverside, Rotary International, Rathbun Yacht club, Johnson County I-Club, serving as treasurer for many years, Treasurer of the Iowa Bankers Association, Independent Bankers Association of America, Riverside Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Masons, Abner Lodge No. 535 in Lone Tree, Iowa City Shrine Club, Kaaba, Lone Tree American Legion Post No. 457, Riverside VFW No. 6414, treasurer of the Highland Community School Board and the Agricultural Rural American Committee Chairman.

He loved sailing, fishing and the Hawkeye Athletics.

He worked for the state tax division before becoming a cashier and later the president of the People’s Trust and Savings Bank in Riverside from March 1951 to January 1992.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Kirchner of Riverside; three daughters, Ann Dudler and her husband, Andrew, of Iowa City, Colene Bolt and her husband, Christopher, of Menomonie, Wis. and Kimberly Kirchner of Iowa City; four grandchildren, Chloe, Grace and Christian Bolt of Menomonie and Wesley Kirchner of Iowa City; an uncle, Kenneth Holdeman and his wife, Tressa, of Fort Meyers, Fla.; a nephew, Jay Staats of Nashville, Tenn.; a niece, Lisa Becker and her husband, Fred, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and a great-niece, Kristin Becker.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a twin sister, Gwendolyn Staats.

FLOYD KIRCHNER, (gs/o Bernard Kirchner)

Nichols--Floyd Kirchner, 85, died Friday evening at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, following a two week illness.

Services were today at 1:30 p.m. at the Nichols Christian Church with the Rev Richard Corwin officiating. Dorothy Mays was organist and Joyce Abbott was soloist. Pallbearers were Victor Mills, Lester Hillyer, Robert Geertz, Ralph Kirchner, Ronald Oostendorp and Duane Neff. Burial was at the Nichols Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Snider funeral home of West Liberty. A memorial has been established. Mr. Kirchner was born Aug. 14, 1902 at Nichols, a son of Henry and Emma Hacke Kirchner. He was a life resident of the area. His marriage to Edna
Peterson took place May 24, 1931 in Osakaloosa (sic). He was a 1920 graduate of West Liberty High School and a graduate of the University of Iowa. He worked with his father in a grocery and general dry goods store and later joined the Farmer's and Merchants Savings Bank of Lone Tree in operation of the Nichols branch until his retirement in 1978. He was a member of the Masons and Order of Eastern Star at Lone Tree; the Kaaba Shrine of Davenport; the Nichols Christian Church where he served as treasurer and deacon, IOOF member, forer councilman, former trustee of Muscatine General Hospital, and former trustee of the Ramsey Memorial Home in Des Moines.

Survivors include his wife, Edna, of the Oaknoll Retirement Home, Iowa City, where the couple has resided for the past eight years, and one sister, Marguerite Grimm of Muscatine. He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Marguerite Fern KIRCHNER GRIMM (gd/o Bernard Kirchner)

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Services for Marguerite F. Grimm, of Muscatine, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nichols Chapel Hill Funeral Home and Crematory, Muscatine. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine. Visitation is 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Grimm died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Unity Hospital, Muscatine. She retired in 1970 as a kindergarten teacher at Grant Elementary School. She also owned and operated Marguerite's Gift Shop, downtown Muscatine, until 1950.

Marguerite Kirchner was born June 28, 1908, in Nichols, Iowa. She married Edward Grimm. They owned and operated the Dairy Freez on Grandview Avenue and later Stewart Road. He died in 1993. Survivors include daughters, Lila Wagner and Bonnie Guynn; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

(note: the daughters are actually STEP-daughters..they are the children of Edward Grimm by his first wife Mabel Beatty. He and Marguerite did not have any children together)


Quad City Times 6/24/1999
Clara Frances Kirchner Elder (gd/o Bernard Kirchner)

BETTENDORF -- Memorial services for C. Frances Elder, of Bettendorf, formerly of Muscatine and Nichols, Iowa, will be 10 a.m. July 2 at Nichols Cemetery. No visitation will be held. Mrs. Elder died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at the home of her daughter in Bettendorf. Frances Kirchner was born April 25, 1899, in Nichols. She married Charles Elder in Nichols in 1917. They farmed in Letts and Nichols until 1943. He died in 1967. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Clara Elder Memorial Fund or Nichols United Methodist Church. Survivors include daughters, Betty Bieri, Nichols, and Alice Grable, Bettendorf; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Betty Irene ELDER BIERI (d/o Clara Frances Kirchner Elder)
Muscatine Journal Mar 6, 2000

NICHOLS – Betty Irene Bieri, 77, of Nichols, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City following a lengthy illness. Services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday at Ralph Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Rev. Marilyn Winch of the Nichols United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Nichols Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Ralph J Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Betty Bieri Memorial Fund. Mrs. Bieri was born on Jan. 30, 1923, in Nichols, the daughter of Charles W. Elder and Clara Frances Kirchner Elder. She married Roy E. Bieri on Dec. 29, 1948, at the First Methodist Church in Muscatine. Mrs. Bieri was a homemaker. She was a member of the Nichols United Methodist Church, a member of Muscatine Women’s Auxiliary of both the V.F.W. and the American Legion. Survivors include her husband; Roy Bieri of Nichols; a daughter, Debra Smith and her husband, Kent, of Tipton; a son, Gordon Bieri and his wife, Laurie, of Davenport; three grandchildren, Chad Wright and his wife, Kris, Jesse Smith, and Jenna Bieri; one great-grandchild, Emma Wright; and a sister, Alice Grable of Bettendorf. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Kathryn Vaupel and Jeanne Poeltler; and a brother, Charles R. Elder.

Roy BIERI (h/o Betty Irene Elder)
Muscatine Journal Feb 19, 2001

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Roy E. Bieri, 78, of 1616 Davis Ave., Nichols, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. The Rev. Betsy Neipert of the Nichols United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be at Nichols Cemetery with military honors provided by the Lone Tree American Legion, Post 457. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Roy Bieri Memorial Fund. Mr. Bieri was born on July 28, 1922, in Lamar, Mo., the son of Jake and Lottie Patterson Bieri. He married Betty Irene Elder on Dec. 29, 1948, in Muscatine. He retired from Amoco Oil Company; before that he farmed in Nichols area for 15 years. He was a member of the Muscatine VFW, the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457, the Lone Tree Masonic Lodge and the Nichols United Methodist Church. During World War II, he served in the U. S. Army throughout the South Pacific with the 82nd Chemical Mortar Battalion. Survivors include one son, Gordon Bieri and his wife, Laurie, of Davenport; one daughter, Debra Smith and her husband, Kent, of Tipton; three grandchildren, Jenna Bieri, Jessie Smith and Char Wright and his wife, Kris; and one great-granddaughter, Emma Wright. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Betty, in 2000, and a brother, Wayne Bieri.


Anna MAPES (STOVER)( w/o Joseph Mapes)
Death notice in Canadian Christian Advocates:

Anna MAPES wife of Joseph MAPES died at the residence of her son, William, on the 3rd concession of Markham, Twp, Nov. 1, 1857 in her 71st year. Mrs. MAPES was the mother of 12 children. Anna is buried in Headford Church, Markham Twp., Canada. -- Headford Church Address: Headford c/o 15 Whiteleaf Cres. Scarborough, ON M1V 3G1


Mary (Mapes) IFORD *believed to be unrelated

Mary Mapes Iford was born at Camden, N. J., June 15th, 1836, and depart-ed this life at her home in Evans-port, O., Oct. 13th, 1929, at the age of 93 years, 3 months, 28 days. The passing out of Mrs. Iford closes the book of her family, being the last of nine children, all having preceded her to the Great Beyond. Mrs. Iford has been a life long mem-ber of the M. E. church, and was a faithful attendant at her place of wor-ship until declining health prevented her attendance. Her husband preceded her more than 24 years ago. She leaves nine children, twen-ty-two grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren to cherish the fond memories of an affec-tionate mother and grandmother, whose loving smile always greeted them. And the greatest pleasure of her life was the homecoming of her family.
One son, Dr. D. W. Iford of Weslico, Tex., Aon account of failing [email protected] could not be present.

Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. with burial in Evansport ceme-tery.
Baptista 'Babs' MAPES Massery (gd/o Fred B. Mapes)

04/28/2003 DAVENPORT --

Services and Mass of Christian Burial for Baptista "Babs" Massery, Davenport, will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Bettendorf. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, with a prayer service offered at 7 p.m. Mrs. Massery died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Genesis Medical Center-West Campus, Davenport, after an extended serious illness. Beatrice Baptista Mapes was born July 29, 1917, in Nichols, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph D. and Rachel (McGee) Mapes. She graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy. Beatrice Baptista Mapes married Harold Wardlow on Aug. 15, 1940, in Davenport. She later married Jennings "Tully" Massery on July 8, 1970, in Alton, Ill. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Her hobbies included an array of crafts. She especially enjoyed sewing, cooking, ceramics, needlework and gardening. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Church or your favorite charity. Survivors include her husband, Jennings "Tully" Massery, Davenport; daughters, Nancy J. Kelley Hackett (Dale), Barbara J. Bendle; and a son, Timothy J. Wardlow (Susan), all of Davenport; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; stepdaughters, Judith Borshoff, La Crosse, Wis., Maxine Smith (Gary), Green Lake, Wis.; stepsons, Mark Massery (Mary) Glen View, Ill., and William Massery, San Diego, Calif.; and a very dear and close friend, Ceilia Taylor. She was preceded in death by two brothers; two sisters; and two sons, Michael and Denny.
Julia MAPES Mesmer (gd/o Fred B. Mapes)

DAVENPORT -- Services for Julia M. Mesmer, of Davenport, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Mesmer died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at Rosewood Care Center, Moline, after an extended illness. She had been a fourth grade teacher in Bettendorf school district. She retired in 1981 after several years of service. Julia Morris Mapes was born April 3, 1916, in Nichols, Iowa, to Joseph and Rachel (McGee) Mapes. Julia attended Marycrest College and received a bachelor of arts degree in education. She was a member of the church and Retired Teachers associations in Davenport and Bettendorf. She was an avid quilter and made many quilts over the years for her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Skip Inter District Preschool, Moline. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Jerry Kinser, Davenport; a son and daughter-in-law, Stuart and Leann Mesmer, East Moline; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Baptista Massery, Davenport, and Rosemary Adams, of Illinois; and a daughter-in-law, Norma Mesmer Williams and her husband, Dennis, who is a special friend, Bettendorf. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Mesmer; and brothers, Jack and Bill Mapes. May they rest in peace.


Source: Scott County Democrat
June 2, 1938- page 1
Mrs Frank Miller of Oran sies Sunday
Crescentia E. Heisserer (1868-1938)
descendant of Anton Heisserer

Crescentia E. Heisserer, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Heisserer, was born at CommerceJune 15, 1868, and died at St. Francis Hospital at Cape Girardeau Sunday, after a short illness. She under went an emergency operation for appendicities May 17th and complications set in which resulted in her death.

On Feb. 19, 1889, she married Frank C Miller at New Hamburg, and one child was born to them-it dying in infancy. Mrs Miller attended schools at Benton, New Hamburg and Cape Girardeau. She was one of eleven children.

For 37 years Mrs Miller had been bookkeeper for T.S.Heisserer and Co. at Oran.

Requiem High Mass was sung by Rev. M. HelmbecherTuesday morning at nine o'clock at Guardian Angel Church in Oran, who started his sermon by quoting the words of Paul "I have kept the faith." He spoke of Mrs Miller as being a model and an example for Christians to follow. The priest told of her devotion to her church, her faithfulness to her God, her kindness to the poor and her acts of chairity, remarking that when her record books were opened in heaven she would have laid up great riches, because of her many works. Her constancy to the services of the church, her life and love were mentioned as a pattern that others might well follow.

Assisting Rev. Helmbecher were Rev. H T Macke of Benton, Rev O'Malley C.M. and Rev Videll C.M. of Cape Girardeau.

St. Ann's Society, of which Mrs Miller was a member, attended the funeral in a body and said the Rosary as they entered church.

Surviving are her husband, three sisters, Mrs B J Tenkoff of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs Louis Dohogne of near Kelso and Sister Olivia, one brother, Z A Heisserer of Oran. Although they had no children of their own, Mr. and Mrs Miller reared a niece and nephew , Mrs J A Rapp of Cape Girardeau and Edwin Burger of Oran

Paul beareers were nephews, Mont Proffit of Chaffee, Paul Burger of Oran, LeRoy Heisserer of Sikeston, Vincent Tenkoff of Malden, Dewey Tenkoff of Cape Girardeau and Joe Dohogne of near Kelso.

Burial was made in Old Guardian Angel Cemetery on the hill above Church property

Crescentia Heisserer Miller b June 15, 1868 d May 29, 1938

 

Source : "Anthony Heisserer Geneology, page 79.
The NEWSBOY _____ Sept 26, 1896
descendant of Anton Heisserer

MIKE HEISSERER SWALLOWS A POWERFUL DRUG
Mike Heisserer, son of Vincent Heisserer, and a brother to W.H. Heisserer, Democratic nominee for collector of Scott County, committed suicide Wednesday night. He ws 23 years old and had been married but a few weeks.

Mike Heisserer and Miss Lillie Proffit had been sweet hearts for years--much to the annoyance of the Heisserer family. About a month ago the young couple slipped off and were married. It is not known where they were married, nor by whom, but it is said they were married by a Catholic priest, at Cairo.
The Heisserer family--especially the father--was much grieved over their conduct and Mike and his wife made their home with John Amos, a brother-in-law living west of Benton, where they have lived ever since their marriage.

Wednesday evening Mike and his wife came to Benton to visit the sick child of her sister--Mrs. Henderson Humphrey. The child being very sick Mrs. Heisserer concluded to remain over night and Mike returned home alone. He remained in Benton, however, until after 10 o'clock, and those who met him say that he was in an unusually good humor and lively.

At about 1 o'clock Mrs. John Amos heard an unusual noise in Mike's room that caused her to believe that something was wrong. She woke her husband who went in and called, but received no answer. He shook Mike but could not arouse him. By this time Mrs. Amos arrived with a light and discovered a letter on the desk addressed to "Mrs. Lillie Heisserer, Private." this startling discovery at once revealed the situation and Dr. Wade was sent for. the Dr. arrived too late, and Mike expired a short time after his arrival. It is presumed that his death was caused from the effects of morphine, but it has not yet been learned where it was obtained.
In the note was a request "not to publish'" and therefore it may never appear in print. Among other things he requested that all his debts be paid, and also left a will.

His life was insured for $10,000 and made payable to his wife.


From "Geneology of Anthony Heisserer" page 65: Obituary in part:
William HEISSERER (1867-1928)
descendant of Anton Heisserer

Funeral services for William H. Heisserer, 61 years old, for many years a prominent merchant and banker here and one of Scott County's leading citizens, who died suddenly at 2:45 o'clock Thursday afternoon in the Circuit court room here, will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning in St. Denis Catholic Church here (Benton, MO). Services will be conducted by Rev. Christian Hoffschwelle, pastor. Interment will be in the cemetery at the church. (Died August 20, 1928)
Heisserer has been testifying in a lawsuit, and after leaving the witness stand had seated himself behind Attorney B. Hugh Smith. He suddenly slumped forward in his chair and died within a few moments.

Born at Commerce Jan. 10, 1867, Heisserer spent his entire life in Scott County and had resided at Benton a greater portion of that time. For nearly 40 years he had conducted the Heisserer general store here and had been at the store Thursday morning to wait on customers. He was president of the Bank of Benton from the time it was organized in 1903 until it closed a short time ago. At one time he was a director of the Southeast Missouri Agricultural Association. Heisserer had held county offices, was active in public life, and had been a member of the Catholic Church at Benton since its organization. Heisserer was preceded in death by his father Vincent Heisserer, three years ago, and by his mother, 20 years ago.

Emma (Burger) was one of triplets. She was stricken with a second heart attack, after attending the nine o'clock Mass at St Denis Church Christmas morning, and passed away that afternoon. The first attack had been suffered Christmas Eve. She was born a few miles northwest of Benton in the old Dirnberger settlement. They started housekeeping over the Heisserer Store. When this burned down they build a home in 1903. This house burned in 1904 and another was erected on the same site. - 6 Children -

Estella Heisserer Hahn
d/o Charles Heisserer

Thursday, January 16, 2003
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Estella M. Hahn, 97, of Advance died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at Advance Nursing Home.

She was born Oct. 30, 1905, at Kelso, Mo., daughter of Louis and Kathryn Heisserer Burger. She and Toney O. Hahn were married Sept. 6, 1927, at Kelso. He died June 8, 1977.

Mrs. Hahn worked in the laundry department at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, retiring in 1967. She lived in Cape Girardeau from 1945 until moving to Advance in 1992.

She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Mary's Quilting Club while living in Cape Girardeau. She was currently a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Advance, its Council of Catholic Women and St. Ann's Sodality. She was an avid quilter and gardener.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Richard A. and Jody Hahn of Advance; a daughter, Doris Slaughter of Sikeston, Mo.; two sisters, Anna Dirnberger of Chaffee, Mo., Vernetta Scherer of Kelso; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter, Marie Ann Hahn; a brother, seven sisters, and a grandson.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau from 4 to 9 p.m. today. Parish prayers will be at 7:45.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Cathedral, with the Rev. Stephen A. Schneider and the Rev. Scott Sunnenberg officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.

Pallbearers will be Leonard Glueck, Vincent Glueck, Kevin Glueck, Mark Hahn, Vance Boyer, Steven Kyle and Tony Atkins.


Lodholz, Martin (1850-1932) (h/o Bertha Heise, d/o August Heise)
26 April 1932
Martin Lodholz
Martin Lodholz, 82, died Tuesday night April 26 at the home of his son, Albert in the town of Stettin. He was born in Germany and came to Wisconsin in 1866, locating in the town of Stettin. He was married (to Bertha HEISE) in 1877 in the town of Rib Falls. Mrs. Lodholz died in 1909. Three sons survive, Henry and Emil Lodholz of the town of Stettin. One brother, Mathew Lodholz of the town of Stettin, also survives. Burial will be held Saturday, April 30, at 1:30 from the home and at 2:00 at St. John's church, town of Stettin.The Rev. John Newman will officiate.
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Midred C. Witte Heise (w/o Edward Heise ; s/o Ferdinand Heise)

MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Services for Mildred C. Heise, of Roswell, Ga., formerly of Muscatine, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Monday at Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Mrs. Heise died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at Hospice Atlanta. Mildred Witte was born July 7, 1910, in Eldon. She married Edward "Speed" Heise in 1935 in Rockford, Ill. He preceded her in death. She had worked at Pearl Button Co. and Roach and Musser, prior to World War II. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Survivors include a daughter, Elaine Vetter Tanner, Roswell; a son, Fred Heise, Damascus, Ark.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

WAINSCOTT, Mabel Haise  (d/o Ferdinand Heise & Ida Hoffman)

Mabel Wainscott, 82, Route 3, Box 516, died Monday evening at her home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home. The Rev. William Keller will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

The daughter of Ferdinand and Ida Hoffman Haise, she was born June 28, 1900, in Rib Falls, Wis. Her marriage to Clarence Wainscott took place Feb. 23, 1930, in Rock Island, Ill.

Survivors include one daughter, Jacqueline Maylone of Muscatine and one sister, Ida Garrison of Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother and two sisters.

Muscatine Journal Wednesday March 9, 1983 page 2A