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Hoffman, Rosemary

BOULDER, Colo./ MADISON - "She walked in beauty like the night." Thus proclaimed Rosemary Hoffman's fellow students in one of her Edgewood High School yearbooks. Rosemary Hoffman's beauty and light in this life were extinguished on Feb. 28, 2012, when she passed peacefully at the Balfour Hospice Center of Boulder and Broomfield Counties in Colo. Prior to her sudden illness, Rosemary had been residing at the Stratford Retirement Community in Broomfield, Colo.

She was born in Madison, on Oct. 17, 1922, and christened Rosemary Ann Springman by her loving parents, Theresa (Tessie) and William Springman. Rosemary married the love of her life, Francis (Fran) Hoffman on Dec. 28, 1948, and together they enjoyed the proverbial "American dream" for 50 years. Along with most of Fran's brothers and their spouses, they created what has been dubbed the first non fast food chain of restaurants in the United States - the 17 Hoffman Houses that spread across the Midwest, and included Ishnala, a rustically elegant eatery set on a uniquely beautiful piece of property overlooking Mirror Lake near Wisconsin Dells. Rosemary had tremendous talent for decorating, and did much of the design work on many of the restaurants.

While at Edgewood, Rosemary took dramatic arts and was cast as the lead in both "Cinderella" and the play "Growing Pains". She graduated from Edgewood with high honors in 1940. She went on to attend the University of Wisconsin. Rosemary also possessed a lovely voice and participated in the Madison Chorale for several years. She loved music throughout her lifetime, and could still entertain at the graceful age of 89 by singing entire songs from the era of her youth.

Rosemary enjoyed traveling and meeting new people, as well as helping those in need or distress, serving as an Attic Angel Volunteer for a number of years. Politics was also a passion and she wrote numerous letters to her elected representatives as well as to the editors of the Madison newspapers. She and her husband, Fran, were also devotees of the University of Wisconsin Badger Football program, and they donated time and money towards its success, enjoying all home games from their season ticket seats. Rosemary and Fran also shared a love of golf, and they were active members of Maple Bluff Country Club for decades. They were also longtime members of the Madison Club, and later became social members of Bishops Bay.
Upon retirement, they began wintering first in the Sarasota, Fla., area, but after a time, moved to Naples where they spent many happy years enjoying the company of fellow Madisonians.
Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother, Bill Springman of Middleton, and her sister, Lorraine Beyer of Madison. Carrying on her legacy are her three children, Susan Hoffman Armstrong of Missoula, Mont., Judy Hoffman of Boulder, Colo., and Roger Hoffman of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Hadley Palmer of Dallas, Texas, Hillary Armstrong of Chicago, Ill., John and Alison Flehmer, both of Boulder, Colo., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Rosemary was cremated according to her wishes, and there will be a service in Madison, celebrating her unique and memorable life when warmer weather settles into the blustery Badger state. The date of the service will be announced at a later time. She will be interred in the Catholic Cemetery there next to her husband at the Hoffman Family tomb. The family asks that anyone wishing to make contributions in memory of Rosemary do so to the Carbone Cancer Center at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, the Hospice Center of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, and Edgewood High School of Madison. 
Springman, Rosemary Ann (I61315)
by Maire, Stella, Martha

Leo and Angeline were married in Seattle, WA. After their wedding they returned to Wisconsin in 1920. They lived in the same house on the farm with Leo's mother Frances Blaschka and the 4 younger children, (who were Leo's brothers and sisters). Leo's mother and 3 youngest moved in Oct. 1921 to Sun Prairie, WI. Leo and Angeline stayed on the Cottage Grove farm until 1925. All along, Leo wanted to buy the farm from his mother but she would not sell it to him. After he moved to the Waterloo farm, his mother sold the farm to his brother Clarence (Peanuts) in 1925 or 1926. (Peanuts got his name because he really liked peanuts; he fell in a well, broke his back and died in 1935. Comment by Angeline on Clarence "he was rough and tough, swore like a longshoreman and his mother was afraid of him.")

In 1925, Leo and Angeline bought the 160 acre Waterloo farm, from Mr. Coles, which was 3 miles out from Waterloo. They lived there from 1925-1934. During that time, the first 3 children were born at home (Ed, Martha, Bill), the next 6 children (Joe through Jordan) were born in a hospital at Columbus, WI.; the last child (Mary Carmel) was born in Mother Cabrini Hospital, in Seattle, July, 1935.

In November 1934, Uncle Peanuts held a going away party on his farm for Leo and Angeline, with the relatives, lots of beer and good food. It was a cold, rainy day. Angeline said she cried with joy to be leaving the farm, they had lost everything because of the depression and the drought.

They moved to Seattle by train, 9 children (from 12 years to 9 months). They had a free sleeper car available for the 3 day trip west. Angeline was told that the sleeping cars were being moved west for army use. They arrived in Seattle in November, 1934. Angeline had written to her younger brother, Armand, 27 years old and married to Emma to make arrangements for housing.

Here Leo was employed at the Bethlehem Steel Mill. He worked there until he was got polio in 1938. Leo could no longer work at his previous job. He went to work for the Sisters of the Good Shephard doing laundry until he retired.

Leo and Angeline were divorced in the 1940"s. 
Blaschka, Leo Edward (I11975)
3 John and Josephine lived on the Bristol farm until 1901 when they retired from active farm work and moved into a new home constructed at 166 Dewey St. John purchased the property in 1900 when it had a valuation of $150. The Assessment Roll for 1902 listed the building and property as $2,500.

John purchased Conrad's Restaurant in 1917. John's son, William and his cousin Robert Schernecker took over the operation of the restaurant. William had previously worked as a clerk for Klubertanz Hardware. The plans for Conrad's Restaurant included the addition of a new soda fountain and an ice cream parlor as well as continuing the restaurant. William and his sister Eleanor contracted scarlet fever; Eleanor survived, William died within a few days at age 26. There were at least 20 cases of scarlet fever in the village. J.J. Conrad, also ill with scarlet fever, repurchased the restauant with Paul Gottschalk and Mr. Logeman continuing the business until Conrad could resume work. The restaurant was disinfected twice.

Scarlet fever brought many changes into the village. The schools closed as well as the Pastime Theater, bowling alley, and all places of amusement in the village. Traveling shows and entertainments were cancelled at the City Hall auditorium. (From Winnowings January 10, 2002)


John Schernecker, a well known and life long resident of this commmunity, died at his home in this village, at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening, July 13, 1925, after a short illness from concussion of the brain, due to a fall he sustained just four weeks before his death. His age was 59 years, 6 months and 24 days.

After the fall he took four weeks ago last Tuesday, he was confined to his bed for a few days from severe bruises to body and back as well as concussion of the brain. He was up and around within a few days. Last week end, he was taken ill again and it proved to be a recurrence of the brain concussion, due probably to the hot weather, and it resulted in his death.

Deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schernecker, deceased, and he was born in town of Bristol, Dec. 19, 1865. His early years were spent upon the home farm, and upon reaching young manhood, he was united in marriage to Miss Josephine Conrad, of Hampden, Jan. 19,1887.

They began housekeeping, on the farm in Bristol, which was the family home until 1901, when in October of that year, he retired from active work and moved to this village, where the family has since resided.

Their union was blessed with the birth of four children, three of whom are living, (Eleanore) Mrs. P. P. Hokamp, of Chicago, (Lillian) Mrs. C. H. Lohneis, Sun Prairie, and (Irene) Mrs. Phillip Martelle, of Chicago. Their only son, William died Feb. 24, 1917.

The wife and mother, and three daughters, are the members of his immediate family, who survive to love and cherish his memory.. He was a good dad, a kind husband and a good citizen. He is also survived by four brothers, Fred, of this village, Charles, of Bristol, George, of Madison; and Andrew, of Santa Cruz, Calif.

His parents and his sister, Anna Schmitt, preceded him in death. He also leaves five grand children.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning, Friday, at 9:30 o'clock at Sacred Hearts church. Rev. J. J. Salentin officiating, and burial will be in Sacred Hearts cemetery. 
Schernecker, John Frederich (I12787)
4 1870 US Census shows he was then a Saloon Keeper. Scheuerell, John (I227)
5 Email from MaryKaye Stamets:

As some of you already know, Amelia Dolores Maria Ann Batz Johnson (aka Babe) passed away last night at her hospital bed in Tacoma, Washington. At her side was Bobby, Kathleen, Kathleen's son, Colon, and Francis Batz. She had been in and out of the hospital for a couple of weeks with lung problems. She celebrated her 85th birthday March 12th.

Here is her funeral information: April 16th at 2 pm; Mountain View Funeral Home & Memorial Park ASPEN CHAPEL. (There's 3 chapels at this Memorial Park.) 4100 Steilacoom Blvd Tacoma, WA (253) 584-0252

Babe will be buried next to Jim at Fort Lewis. 
Batz, Amelia Ann (I783)
6 He was an undertaker in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Scheuerell, John (I237)
7 Known as Jennie. Scheuerell, Johanna (I229)
8 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I32441)
9 Mary Jean Uselman

MIDDLETON/MADISON -Mary Jean Uselman, age 86, passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014, after a long illness.

She was born March 15, 1927 in Madison to William and Mathilda (Grimm) Littel. She attended Saint James School and graduated from Madison West High School. She was proud to have earned her beautician license and loved offering her services to friends and family. She married George Uselman on August 27, 1949. The various places they called home were Madison, Fort Atkinson and Brookfield, Wisconsin; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Madison, New Jersey. They enjoyed an active life with their family and their many friends. Mary Jean was a fun-loving person who brightened everyone's day with her cheerful smile. She somehow managed to maintain her cheer, even after a stroke in 2002 left her unable to walk or talk.

Mary Jean is survived by her son Craig (Marilynn) of Madison, her daughter Cynthia (Rich) Smith of Virginia Beach, VA; her grandchildren Jen (Kevin) Klestinski of Madison, Sarah (Curt) Nyhus of Evansville, Andrea (Tim) Brandt of Blaine MN, Meghan (Brian) Sabin of Jefferson GA, and Jason Smith of Virginia Beach; her great-grandchildren DiaLynn, Genevieve and Brayden Sabin, Samuel and Sylvie Klestinski, Charlotte and Henry Nyhus, Colten Linn Smith, and Franklin Brandt; and by her sisters Dorothy (PJ) Dickert and Kay (Carl) Loy; many nieces and nephews, and many good friends.

Mary Jean was preceded in death by her husband George on September 3, 2010; five children who died at birth: Joseph, John, Mary, Ann and lastly a daughter called Gianna; her brother Richard Littel, and her sisters Margaret Pharo and Ruth Orwin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 401 South Owen Dr, Madison, at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, with Monsignor Kenneth Fiedler presiding. A visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 am until time of Mass on Wednesday. Entombment will be at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Attic Angel Place for their outstanding care and consistent support of our Mother.
Littel, Mary Jean (I29310)
10 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1278)
11 Obituary:

Mrs. Louise Scheuerell, 84, a lifelong resident of this vicinity, who died Wednesday, Mar. 4, in a local convalescent home, where she had been nearly three months,

M r s. Scheuerell's husband, Valentine, died 46 years ago.

She was a member of Sacred Hearts Church, its St. Ann's Society and its St. Elizabeth Aid, and the Women's Catholic Order of Foresters.

Surviving; are two daughters, Sister M. Veronica, O.S.F., Milwaukee and Mrs. Rosella Farmer, 155 Dewey St.; four sons, Philip, Appleton; John, Chicago; Leo, El Monte, Calif., and Edward, Medford; 21 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Tuschen funeral home and at 9:30 in Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. A nephew, the Rev. Charles Scheuerell, of St. Jude's Catholic Church, Milwaukee, officiated and burial was in Sacred Hearts Church cemetery. 
Laeser, Louise Dora (I35058)
12 Obituary: Betty Olson

Betty J. Olson, age 84, of Madison and Waunakee, went home to be with the Lord after a brief illness at The Agrace Hospice Center on Feb. 17, 2014.

She was born on Dec. 17, 1929, in Avoca, Wis., to Ben and Myrtle (Johnson) Gottschall. She was united in marriage to Albert T. Olson, Jr., on Sept. 13, 1951, and he preceded her in death in 1986.

She worked as a filing clerk at the General Casualty Insurance Company and retired in 1998. She then worked at Waunakee Manor for 15 years as a filing clerk. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and a member of the Alter Guild, Christ Care Small Group and Senior Connections.

Betty was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great grandma and friend.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Olson of Sauk City, and Cindy (Dean) Frederick of Waunakee; four grandchildren, Barry Fox (Courtney Moore), Justin (Linda Kivisto), Ashley and Casey Frederick; three great grandchildren, Izaiah, Iverson, and Liam; and not to forget, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert; and two sisters, Phyllis (Norbert) Putz, and Darlene (Harvey) Theel.

The family would like to give a special thanks to all the nurses and CNAs at Agrace Hospice Center.

A funeral service was held Feb. 21, 2014, at ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2126 N. Sherman Ave., with the Rev. Gerry Kuhnke presiding. Burial will followed at Highland Memory Gardens

Ryan Funeral Home
Gottschall, Betty J. (I65284)
13 Obituary: HORICON - Rodney Drunasky, age 69, died on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at his home, in Horicon. Rod was born on June 14, 1936, in Madison, to the late Louis and Charlotte (Dolan) Drunasky. Following the death of his parents, he was raised by his sister, Bea and Clem Wolfe, with their two children, Bruce and Jackie. Rod graduated from Waterloo High School in 1955. He also built and raced stock cars in Columbus, Jefferson, and Oregon. He went into the U.S. Navy for four years where he received his boiler training. During that time, he was stationed in Japan for 2 1/2 years. He tended boilers at Wisconsin School for Boys in Wales. Rod obtained his state license for boiler inspector in 1966. In 1972, he worked for his nuclear inspector license and worked for various companies. A colleague is quoted as saying that Rod was "one of a kind and there wont be one like him again." On Dec. 11, 1965, Rod was united in marriage with Beverly Kohls at Trinity Lutheran Church, Reeseville. They made their first home in Jefferson and from there, moved to Rockford, Ill. While in Rockford, they welcomed the birth of two children, Brendan "Dan" and Kimberly. In 1972, the family moved to Dousman, where Rod continued to inspect boilers in the Milwaukee area. In fall 1973, they moved to Horicon, where he continued to inspect boiler machinery and paper mills in central Wisconsin until he retired. Rod was a member and an usher at St. Stephen's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Horicon, for a number of years. He was active in the Horicon American Legion Post No. 157, and had been a member of the Horicon Kiwanis Club. He enjoyed socializing, antique tractor pulls, playing cards, and watching sports and World War II movies. His favorite activity, however, was playing with his granddaughters. Rod is survived by his wife of 40 years, Beverly Drunasky of Horicon; his son, Brendan "Dan" Drunasky of Horicon; his daughter, Kimberly (Thomas) Allen of De Pere; two granddaughters,Anna Renae and Kate Marie Allen, both of De Pere; three sisters, Beatrice Wolfe Barth of Sun Prairie, Bernadine Knudson of Sun Prairie, and Ruth Hulsebus of Freeport, Ill.; his brother, Robert (Rita) Drunasky of Sun Prairie; brothers-in-law, Richard (Linda) Kohls of Mayville, and John Kohls of Horicon; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends Rod was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Vicki Lynne, in 1966; and a sister, Mary Ellen Schwebs. Friends and family may call on Sunday, May 21, 2006, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at ST. STEPHEN'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Horicon. Funeral services will follow on Sunday at the church beginning at 3 p.m. The Rev. Daniel Seehafer will officiate. Burial will be at Trinity Cemetery, Reeseville. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Horicon American Legion Post No. 157. Drunasky, Rodney Louis (I35449)
14 Obituary: SUN PRAIRIE - Gerald L. Reininger, age 85, died on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at St. Marys Hospital in Madison. He was born on April 3, 1920, in Sun Prairie and was the son of Frank and Josephine (Renz) Reininger. He married Ellen Theis on Jan. 16, 1944, at Sacred Hearts. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II from 1941 to 1945 and was a medic. He was a barber at Reininger's Barber Shop until his retirement in 1985. He also was a member of the American Legion Post No. 333 and served on the Sun Prairie Water and Light Board. He is survived by his wife; three children, Marie (Rick) North of Madison, Dale (Barb) Reininger of Sun Prairie and Jan (Jerry) Henrikson of Madison; four grandchildren, Joe and Erin Henrikson and Brad and Nick North; and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Reininger of Sun Prairie. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Jake and Jim. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 227 Columbus St., Sun Prairie, with Father Michael Radowicz presiding. Burial will be at Sacred Hearts Cemetery in Sun Prairie, where military rites will be held. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at the TUSCHEN-NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, 302 Columbus St., Sun Prairie and from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Wednesday. Reininger, Gerald L. (I33328)
15 Obituary: SUN PRAIRIE - Josephine A. Betlach, age 91, died on Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at St. Marys Hospital, Madison. She was born in Sun Prairie on April 15, 1913, and was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Drunasky) Betlach. She was an active member of the 4-H club and was a club leader for many years. She worked as a legal secretary for attorneys Roy Hovel, Wes Zulty and Laurence Hall. She also was a member of St. Ann's Altar Society. She is survived by a sister, Lorraine (Gilbert) Schraufnagel of Sun Prairie. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Andrew and Joseph. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 227 Columbus St, Sun Prairie, with Monsignor Duane Moellenberndt presiding. Burial will be at Sacred Hearts Cemetery. Betlach, Josephine Amelia (I35561)
16 Obituary: SUN PRAIRIE/MARSHALL - Olva Yelk, age 91, died on Saturday, September 7, 1996, at St. Marys Hospital in Madison. She was born in Wheeler, Wisconsin on March 31, 1905, and was the daughter of Adelbert and Katherine (Heisler) Williams. She married Edwin Yelk on October 27, 1931 in Glenwood City, Wisconsin. She was a school teacher before marriage and farmed with her husband in rural Marshall. She was a member of Sacred Hearts Church, St. Martha's Circle and St. Ann's Altar Society, and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Survivors include her husband, Edwin of Sun Prairie, a daughter, Germaine (Earl) Turner of Madison; three sons, Bernard (Betty) of Cottage Grove, Cyril (Dora) of Madison, and Vernon (Marilyn) of Marshall; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Gertrude Carlson of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Joseph; two sisters, Marjorie Cress and Florence Cress; and three brothers, .13seph, Frederick and Marcus Williams. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 1996, at SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 227 Columbus St. in Sun Prairie, with Father Dave Flanagan officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Hearts Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 1996, at the TUSCHEN - NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, 302 Columbus St., in Sun Prairie. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Hearts School Endowment Fund. Williams, Olva (I35217)
17 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I13274)
18 Victor W. Kreger, age 80, of Sun Prairie, died Oct. 20, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. He was born on Sept. 30, 1919, in the Town of Burke, the son of George and Ida (Bladderman) Kreger. He married Elaine Vernig on Aug. 2, 1946.
He was employed at General Motors in Janesville for 25 years, and retired early. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, and the companionship of his dog, Muffin.
He is survived by seven children, LeRoy, Calvin, Eugene, Steve (Sharon) and Richard, all of Sun Prairie, Virginia (Robert) Keller of Waterloo, and Brian (Debbie) of Rio; a sister, Mildred (Edwin) lngebritson of Madison; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by· riis parents; wife; one daughter, Catherine; two brothers, Zeno and Walter; and one sister, Myrtle Berlin.
Visitation was held Oct. 22 at the Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, 302 Columbus St. Services were held Oct. 23 at the funeral home. Burial was held at the Sun Prairie City Cemetery. 
Kreger, Victor William (I44609)
19 Was A Catholic Priest. Scheuerell, Rev. Leopold (I235)
20 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I34818)
21 "As We Look Back": by Joseph Runde
On the 10th day of May, 1870 we were married at Sinsinawa Mound at 9 a.m., by Rev. Father Louis Powers. We went to church in a two-horse wagon with two spring seats on, the only way of driving those days, but all happy and contented. We had a splendid wedding feast with nearly all our friends and neighbors. They all enjoyed it very much and kept it up till daylight next morning. On the twentieth of May we moved onto our farm of 80 acres, known as the Reifsteck place. We started with two horses and a wagon, four cows and four pigs and twelve chickens. The place was all dilapidated and run down as you generally find them. We finished putting in our crops and then went to repairing the house and barn and fences and found a lot of it to do. The crops we put in were wheat, oats, corn and potatoes and a little garden, but that year was nearly a crop failure all around. We had in twenty acres of oats and threshed 306 bushels. Jack Bruice did the threshing. Corn was about half a crop. We turned our cows out on the road as we had no pasture. Our pigs we kept in a dry pen or little yard. We made our own butter and sold it for eight and ten cents a pound. Eggs were about the same price. We certainly did not make any money that first year. We had hard work to make the taxes, about $14, to say nothing about the interest which slipped over till the next year. All we sold was one load of corn and one load of potatoes at 50 cents. So, it was an off year, but we kept courage and tried again. The next year was a little better. We had a fair crop and prices were good. We bought a Marsh harvester, about the first one in the neighborhood, for $235, and it turned out to be a success. The only plows we had then were 14-inch walking plows, and I used to plow 3 acres a day with it, a big day's work. Our harrows were about one-half as big as they are now and no manure spreaders. Lots of hard work those days but we got the work done all right. Clem was born August 17, 1871. We were then all done harvesting and I started fall plowing. The next year, 1872, we had one horse die of Farcy or blood poison. We bought another horse for $100, five years old. From then on we made expenses. A little improvement every year and we had fair wages for ourselves. In the winters we didn't have much stock to take care of, but I had to haul our wood from Platte River, or wherever I could get it, a big job it was but we could do no better for we knew nothing of coal those days. On January 31, 1874 Josie (Joseph Theodore Runde) was born. There was about 2 feet of snow on the ground then and good sleighing, which helped out the wood hauling very much. Our farm at first was plum full of cuckelberries and poor ground at that, but by careful management I soon got it cleared up and in good condition. 1875 and 1876 the pest of chinch bug on wheat came along and we could raise no more wheat and we had to buy all our flour. We thought at first it was an awful thing but they soon got used to it. The next thing that came along was the potato bug pest which made more work and worry. On September 1, 1876, Julia was born. That year we had 2 acres of potatoes in and all we got was 20 bushels. On the 26th of May 1882, Arthur was born. We were about that time looking around for a larger farm. The next fall, October 8, 1883 we bought Mr. Byrnes farm known as the Curtis place. 245 acres at $61 per acres, amounting to $15,000. On December 2, 1883 we sold to Barney Budden our old farm of 80 acres at $65 per acre. From that time, I got busy moving things to the new place and the next spring in the February term of court I was called on the jury which took 2 weeks. This delayed the moving some but as soon as I got back I went at it again and on February 27, 1884, we finally moved over and settled down. We had 3 horses and bought 3 more. We had 6 cows and 10 brood sows. We hired John Kuhn to work for us that first year for $23 a month, then considered as big wages. He worked 9 months. Some time in June we moved the old barn, standing on the east side of the road, to the west side and built it over for a horse barn. Anton Johnson did the job at $2 per day. That year we bought our first selfbinder. We had a big job of threshing, it took 3 days. Jim Julian did the job. After that we had no permanent man hired but hired by the day at $1 and $1.25 a day. Herman Kothe was our man that first year, 1884. In June we sold to Pete Miller that part of land being the Jefferson plot, 47 acres for $65. In the fall of 1886 we hired Pete Cavanaugh to fill up a patch of digging holes near Jefferson, known as the Harvey lot, for $80. We broke it up the next year and it was a great field for com for a number of years. Irene was born July 26, 1886. The next day we started to harvest. That year was a pretty good one. Albert was born August 8, 1888, an extremely wet summer. Our oats were all down. We started stacking. We had Herman Kothe and Jim McBrine hired. We had a good crop of oats. The next year, 1889, we built and overhauled our house at a cost of $1350. Henry Peaper had the contract for $220, plastering $90, painting $100 all complete. Clem was married on June 1, 1897 and moved on it the same year. Julia was married June 7, 1898 to Conrad Houtaker. They started their married life on the Ilile Rice place. In the same fall they bought the John Williams farm on the Turnpike and moved on February 18, 1899. We built our cattle barn the same year. Josie (Joseph) was married November 28, 1899. He was taken sick December 20th and died the 28th and was buried January 1, 1900. The same day he was to take possession of the store. We bought the Glasson place February 10, 1904 at $75 per acre, being 153 acres, $11,387. Then we sold 40 acres to Clem the same year. Arthur was married April 30, 1907. The same year he went on the Glasson farm. He built the new barns and moved and overhauled the house in 1908. Irene was married April 20, 1909 to Anton Berning. They lived with us 4 years. Then in 1912 they bought the Henry Oldenburg place. Henry stayed there one more year and Tony moved on the next spring, 1913. On July 1st the same year, Julia died. Albert was married May 6, 1913 and we sold him the home farm in 1915. On March 10, 1914 we bought the T. G. Wilson house in town for $1880. We overhauled the house and on about August 15th we moved in. On May 10, 1920 we celebrated our Golden Wedding Anniversary at Albert's on our home farm with all our children and near relatives, and on May 10, 1923 we celebrated a wedding supper at Albert's with all our children and 23 grandchildren.

The first year we were on the Reifsteck place our well went dry and we had to haul water in barrels from a spring about I mile for about two years, then we had Tom Webb and John Jones drill us a well at $1.75 per foot. It took six weeks to do it in the middle of winter. We drilled 120 feet then we had plenty of water. First, we pumped by hand for cattle and all. The next spring we bought a 'windmill from Tarry Doyle. Then we were happy. In August 1875 we bought our first, second-hand, two seated buggy of R. D. Roberts for $65. We used it 3 or four years, then traded it in for a new 3 seated hack for $130 from R. D. Roberts. The hack is good, but out of use. Now about 1900 the telephones first came in use. We thought of putting in a private line between us and our children, we did so and it worked well. A few years later we put in the public business line. When we were moving to the new place we had among other things our kitchen clock on the sleigh. It kept running all the way on the road and struck the hour of eleven when we were near the new place and we all laughed. We arrived at the new place at 11 :30 0. K., and had our first dinner there. In 1899 we bought our 2 seated carriage. The first trip it made was when Julia was married. We bought our Ford in 1914. We moved to town and finished building and repairing on about August 20th, which cost about $400, a total for the house and lot of about $2400. We always worked hard and reasonably. Saved our earnings and observed strict honesty throughout our life, hoping that out children would follow our example. 
Runde, Joseph (I493)
22 "Die Musicanten sind alle lumpen!" That's what Henry Conrad's father told him, when he decided to learn the violin. Translated loosely, Conrad explained with a grin, it means "musicians are lazy---they just sit around in a corner and do nothing!"

Hank Conrad thought otherwise and went ahead with his love of music, learning to play the violin and coronet as his first instruments and most of the others enough to offer instruction in them to students.

His 88 years, in Hampden and Sun Prairie, have been so busy that his father might well have swallowed his words. Henry ran a photography studio in Sun Prairie for many years, served as village treasurer in the "40's, directed four bands simultaneously here, acted as choir master at Sacred Hearts for 60 years and taught music on the side.

He was hardly "lazy" about setting out to learn music. The first step, at age 11, was "whistling all the tunes" his uncle, Caspar Trapp's band played in Hampden.

Joe Trapp, his cousin, was also interested in the band. "I got a violin for about $3, " remembers Conrad, "and Joe and I played for dances at homes for $2 a night."

When he was 16 he went to Columbus to find a teacher. A friend told him not to go to them they are amateurs. So instead, he studied for four years under Professor Hardge, a musician his family had helped send to Leipzig, Germany, many years before, for education.

Conrad moved to Sun Prairie in 1898 and opened a photography studio. He married Dora Lueders, a music teacher, in 1903. Dora had been an invalid after 1947 until her death in 1965. 
Conrad, Henry L. (I12748)
23 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I4278)
24 "Fritz" was with the "Charlie Company" and died at the age of 19 in the Vietnam War. Suchomel, Frederick Vincent "Fritz" (I19994)
25 "TVEISME" Farm - means river splits on that farm. First record of farm in 1521 is in the name of "Verald" then in 1563 man called "Viking" had the farm. In 1603 Arne Tveisme was the owner of the farm. Tveisme (I16529)
26 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I35)
27 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F3909
28 (From Clara's obit Waterloo Democrat 5-26-1922.) Obituary Mrs. Ewalt Zimbrich

Mrs. Ewalt Zimbrich, Sr., whose maiden name was Clara Thomas, was born in Germany in 1850. At the age of 13 years she came to America and settled on the Island in the town of Waterloo.

In November 1868 she was united in marriage to Ewalt Zimbrich. Nine children were born to this union.
Mrs. Zimbrich had been in poor health for about ten years, but was not in a serious condition until the last four weeks of her life. She was a home loving person, devoted to her family and friends. She was a good mother and a charitable neighbor.

The funeral was conducted Friday morning at ten o'clock by Rev. F. X. Hess. The Altar' Sodality of which she was a member attended in a body. 
Thomas, Clara (I16425)
29 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I16565)
30 (From Neta's obit Waterloo Courtier 4-14-1938.) Neta graduated from the Marshall High School in 1921 and later form the Stoughton Training School. She taught in rural schools near here for three terms. She was a teacher at the Maple Center School in 1924 thru 1925. She was honored with a shower at the Maple center School on 5-14-1925.

On June 16, 1925 she was united in marriage with Archie Schluter at Waterloo with the Rev. F. X. Hess reading the service. Since that time she has made her home near Cottage Grove where she had taken an active part in Community affairs.

A member of St. Patrick's Catholic church at Cottage Grove she was president of the Altar Sodality for the past four years and also served as president of the Badger School Mothers Club for a number of years. She enjoyed such associations but never neglected her family or home duties. She was known as a most devoted wife and mother.

Six months ago Mrs. Schluter suffered a heart attack, though she had enjoyed fair health since that time she never completely recovered from the attack. Death claimed her on Monday noon, April 11.

St. Joseph's Cemetery Records show Neta Ann Cook Schluter - 1902-1938 
Cook, Annetta (I12079)
31 (From Nita's Wedding Announcement Waterloo Courtier 6-18-1925.) Miss Nita Cook Weds

A very pretty wedding occurred at St. Joseph's parsonage Tuesday morning at nine o'clock when Miss Nita Cook was joined in holy wedlock to Mr. Archie Schluter of Madison. Rev. Father Hess performed the ceremony.

The bride was attired in a gown of white georgette trimmed with beads. She wore a veil and carried a bouquet of white roses. The bridesmaid , Miss Eva Cook, a sister to the bride, was gowned in a peach color georgette and carried a bouquet of white roses and sweet peas.

The groom was attended by Erney Schluter, a brother.

At the noon hour a sumptuous wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents to immediate relatives.
Family F4205
32 (From Ray Runde's orange book) Theresa, the youngest of the four Rundes, married John Splinter. In 1866 John died, leaving Theresa with 5 small children and a farm to run. Thomas Bannagan was hired to help run the farm, and they were later married in about 1869. One daughter blessed this union. Runde, Theresa (I1850)
33 (From Success of an Old Neighbor, Waterloo Democrat, 5-23-1902) it says that Albert Zimprich, a brother of John, purchased a quarter section in that territory this spring. The area was located in Big Stone county, Minnesota.

In 1914, Albert was living in Sun Prairie, WI.

In 1917, Albert was living in Hinckley, MN.

Albert and Angeline lived in Traverse Co., MN., later moving to Pine Co., MN., where he farmed and also worked as a blacksmith and a constable. They had 9 children. Contact has been lost with this family. The children s names where gathered in 1986 and due to ages some have probably passed away. 
Zimbrick, Albert (I11762)
34 (From Sun Prairie News, Wednesday, January 10, 2001.)

Jeff Pederson was greeted with homemade "We'll Miss You!" cards from Sandi Snyder's second-grade class last Thursday during Pederson's last visit with students.

Pederson, store manager at Sentry, is the class's Business and Education Partnership sponsor. He visited Sacred Hearts School classroom at least once a month to read books, talk with students and hand out his special Sentry bakery cookies.

Pederson has been involved in the Business and Education Partnership, a group of educators and business members who help support the School District, for four years. Every third Thursday he reads or helps students with a special activity. Because of all the interaction. Pederson said he's become very attached to the class.

"I have lived in this community since 1970. I know these kids, I know their parents and I know their grandparents."

But now he's leaving to move to Minnesota, Pederson told students, a change he's been looking forward to for two years. Jeff's moving to Minnesota with out a new job, he already has several interviews in various professions scheduled for February.

Pederson said after the vacation in Dallas he also has pleasure trips planned to both New York and Miami. despite the adventure, however, Pederson said his students can certainly expect him to miss their smiles and the small town he's leaving behind.

"I will definitely miss this," Pederson said of Sun Prairie. "I've definitely made many, many friends, and those will be the hardest to leave."


Pederson, Jeffrey Alan

PALM SPRINGS, CA - Jeffrey Alan Pederson, age 38, of Palm Springs, Calif., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, in Palm Springs. Jeff was born on Sep. 8, 1970 at Madison, WI, the son of Terry and Penny (Conrad) Pederson.

Jeff was a special man and a gift to have in our lives. He lived with a cheerful enjoyment of life that was as contagious as his sparkling smile and bright blue eyes. Like the principal character in his favorite film "It's a Wonderful Life," Jeff touched so many people with his kindness and generosity, and inspired them to carry it on, that he too had a wonderful life.

Jeff is survived by his loving parents, Terry and Penny Pederson of Sun Prairie; beloved brothers, Nate Pederson and Tim Pederson and their families Becky, Devyn and Emma, and Emily and Bennett all of Sun Prairie; cherished by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; grandfather, Joe Conrad; special friend Tim Schneider of Palm Springs, Calif.; and an army of precious friends all around the world.

A private celebration of Jeff's life was held Jan. 10, 2009, in Palm Springs.

A public memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS and MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 221 Columbus St., Sun Prairie. 
Pederson, Jeffrey Allen (I5289)
35 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F3890
36 (From the History of Wisconsin written by C W Butterfield, in section of the History of Dane County 1880, page 837.) His early education was obtained in Germany, and he was self-educated in English. He was reared on a farm, followed this occupation for some years, and still does to some extent, although he learned the trade of a carpenter and worked at it for fourteen years. He makes his home in Sun Prairie, where he owns his home surrounded by a tract of twelve acres. Mr. Sprengel served in the Civil War, enlisting in the Wisconsin First Heavy Artillery, in 1864, and remaining until mustered out at the close of hostilities. He commemorates that service by membership in the G. A. R. He belongs to the Democratic party and has acted as street commissioner for Sun Prairie for four years. He married, January, 1867 Miss Margaret Volker, born in Bavaria, Germany, of Bavarian parents, John and Barbara Volker, who came to Wisconsin about 1860, and who both died in Dane county. Mr. and Mrs. Sprengel have had six children, Anna, George, Theodore, Emma, Barbara, Leo.

Combined Obituary:

Mrs. John Sprengel, who had been a patient sufferer for 14 weeks from a stroke of paralysis which came upon her July 10th, passed away at her home in this village, Sunday morning, October 9th. The final summons came but three days after the death of her aged husband, who had died Thursday morning, and whose death was chronicled in these columns in last week's issue.

While the passing of this aged couple brings sorrow into the hearts of loved ones, yet there is a consolation to those who mourn, offered through a hallowed beauty in the thought of the closing of these venerable lives together. Neither is left to wait out alone the few remaining years in this life, that might have been alloted to the other. For nearly 60 years they have traveled through live side-by-side experiencing and sharing the same joys and sorrows; the welfare of one was the welfare of the other and as age reduced the circle of activities that was theirs in the prime of life, the closer their lives have been knitted together. Thus it seems there must be a satisfaction to those who mourn to know that both have gone on together into that realm of eternal peace.

Mr. Sprengel had been ill for about three weeks before his death from a general breakdown hastened by worry over the illness of his aged wife. He reached advanced age of 87 years on August 14th last.

John Sprengel was born August 14, 1840 in Drausnetz, Prussia, Germany and was a son of Andrew and Rosalia (Stutzka) Sprengel. His childhood was spent in his native land and at the age of 17 he came with his parents to America, locating in Watertown, Wisconsin. Not long after their arrival here the wife and mother passed away, and shortly after the family moved to a farm in Pierceville.

The Civil War opened and the young man, John, joined with his fellows and entered the service of his adopted country in the Cause of the Union. He enlisted in Company M. 1st Wisconsin heavy artillery and served throughout the war. He was a member of the W. H. Hamilton Post G. A. R. and his passing leaves but one surviving member of the G. A. R. in this community, N. S. Davison.

Returning home with his honorable discharge from the Army at the close of war, He followed the occupation of farming. January 23, 1868, he was united in marriage to Miss Margaret Voelker at East Bristol, and they began housekeeping on the home farm in Pierceville and have gone down through nearly 60 years 'ere death separated them.

Margaret Voelker was born October 8th, 1848, at Eisenheim, Bavaria, Germany, and at the age of three years, came with her parents John and Eva (Sterlein) Voelker, to America, settling on a farm near East Bristol. There she grew into young womanhood, was wooed and won, and became the bride of John Sprengel.

Nine children were born to them, three of whom, John 12, William, 3, Margaret, 8, died within a week of each other from diptheria. The surviving children are Anna and Barbara at home, George and Leo at Whitewater, Theodore and Mrs. Ed Krebs, who both reside in Sun Prairie.

Mrs. Sprengel is survived by one sister, Mrs. John Dott, of this village, while Mr. Sprengel leaves a sister, Mrs. Rose Behrend, and brother Paul Sprengel in Madison.

Nearly 10 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Sprengel celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, and had they lived a few months longer, could have celebrated their 60th anniversary. Mr. Sprengel bore the distinction of having lived in Sun Prairie a greater number of years than any living resident, and there are but one or two others who exceed his age.

Funeral services were held for Mr. Sprengel at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning from Sacred Hearts church, Rev. Fr. Krusing officiating. His remains were laid to rest in Sacred Hearts cemetery with military honors conferred by Elmer Peterson Post, American Legion.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sprengel were held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at Sacred Hearts church, Rev. John Voelker of Waukesha officiating. Interment was beside the remains of her husband in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The pallbearers were F. W. Chase, W. F. Renk, Frank Mayan, Leslie Veith, M. L. Skalitzky and E. A. Lohneis.

The out-of-town people in attendance at both funerals was as follows: Mrs. Rose Behrend, Mrs. Paul Sprengel, Miss Rose Sprengel, Miss Anna Behrend, Mr. James Behrend, all of Madison, Mr. and Mrs. F. Tavernia, Wauwautosa, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mess, Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Plachy, York, Mrs. Anna Voelker, York, Mr. Ed Voelker, York, Miss Rose Voelker, York, Mrs. Anna Hanley, Madison, Mr. Rudolph Schmitt, Mr. and Mrs. John Behrend, Mr. Fred Sprengel, Madison, Miss Agnes Voelker, Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Voelker, Marshall, Geo. A. Sprengel, Whitewater and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Sprengel, Whitewater.

Sprengel, John J. (I11664)
37 (From the History of Wisconsin written by C W Butterfield, in section of the History of Dane County 1880, page 837.) mentions Eva as Barbara Voelker.

Eva Maria Storlein was the German spelling. 
Sterlein, Eva Marie (I11726)
38 (From the History of Wisconsin written by C W Butterfield, in section of the History of Dane County 1880, page 836 and 837.) Andrew and Rosa (Stutcke) Sprengel, natives of Germany -- the former born in 1812, --came to America in 1857. They settled first in Dodge county, and Mrs. Sprengel died in Watertown in 1859, and is buried in Jefferson county; her husband came to Pierceville, Dane where he died in 1867. Of their six children three are living. Mr. Sprengel was a farmer by occupation and a Democrat in politics; all the family belong to the Catholic church.

Sacred Hearts list shows Andreas gest 12 Juli 1875 alter 62 Yahr 6 Mon, 15 Tage. This shows that he was born about December 29, 1812. 
Sprengel, Andrew (I11668)
39 (From the Sun Prairie News Wednesday, October 25, 2000) Mayme celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 27, 2000 with her family.
She and her husband, Roman,farmed for 24 years in York Township. When he was stricken with rheumatoid arthritis, they left the farm and moved to Columbus in 1944 and to Sun Prairie in 1948.
When the Sacred Hearts School hot lunch program was started in 1956, Mayme worked there full time until her husband suffered a stroke in 1960. Then she continued part-time for 15 more years, doing government reports for the program and making out the menus. She did much of this at home to enable her to care for her husband, who died in 1967.
Volunteering was an important part of her life after Roman's death. She delivered mail and flowers to St. Mary's Hospital patients once a month. In 1971 she started at the Red Barn, Sun Prairie's church - sponsored thrift store. She was a faithful worker there until 1982, when her eyesight started to fail, but would still bring donated items home to launder and repair.
Mayme's greatest love has always been working in her flower and vegetable gardens. Her proverbial green thumb is active still and she tends house plants and outdoor flowers at her new residence at Prairie Gardens, 900 O'Keeffe Ave. Up until two years ago she was able to live alone in her home.
Friends and family say Mayme's positive outlook and independent spirit are an inspiration to all who know her.

SUN PRAIRIE - Mayme M. Schey, age 103, died on Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at Prairie Gardens Assisted Living. She was born on Oct. 27, 1900, in the town of Windsor, and was the daughter of Oscar and Mary (Koepke) Heisig. She married Roman Schey on May 11, 1920, at Sacred Hearts Catholic Church. She and her husband retired from farming in 1944 and then moved to Sun Prairie in 1948. She volunteered at St. Marys Hospital, the Red Barn and Sacred Hearts hot lunch program. Mayme's greatest love was working with her flowers and house plants. She is survived by three children, Reuben (Jeanette) of Sun Prairie, Leona (Ken) Wavra of Leesburg, Fla., and Eugene (Dorothy) of Sun Prairie; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, in 1967; an infant son, Bernard; a great-grandchild, Kara Nelson; four brothers, Otto, Grover, Morton and Harold; and two sisters, Selma Pribbenow and Helen Johnson. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 227 Columbus St., Sun Prairie, with Monsignor Duane Moellenberndt presiding. Burial will be at Sacred Hearts Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services on Friday at the church. Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, Sun Prairie. 
Heisig, Mayme M. (I16266)
40 (From Waterloo Courtier 5-3-1928 p. 5 col. 2)

Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Failinger entertained on Thursday in honor of the sixtieth birth anniversary of the latter's mother, Mrs. Emma Huebel and her twin brother Rudolph Zimbrick of Browns Valley, Minn. Guests were Gene Lutz, Miss Birgie Zimbrick, of Lake Mills; Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Zimbrick, local.

Rudolph Zimbrick, accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Emma Huebel returned to his home at Browns Valley Minnesota on Friday. Mrs. Huebel expects to remain for a month visiting with relatives. 
Fallinger, Sherwood L (I11930)
41 (From Waterloo Democrat 1-20-1911.) Seriously Injured At Hubbleton Crossing. Ewalt Zimbrich and Herman Krakow Meet on Railroad Crossing and Are Struck by Freight Engine.

While returning home from Watertown last Tuesday, Ewalt Zimbrich, residing two miles north of this village was seriously injured on the railroad crossing just east of Hubbleton. Mr. Zimbrich was met on the crossing by Herman Krakow, who was driving in the opposite direction. At the same time the freight train which was a little late on that day collided with them. Both men were taken aboard the train to Watertown where they were taken to St. Mary's Hospital. It was found that Zimbrich had his left leg broken below the knee and both of his large toes crushed, one of which it was found necessary to amputate. He was also seriously cut about the head. Mr. Krakow was only slightly injured. At present writing Mr. Zimbrich is doing nicely and if no other serious complications arise he will recover.

The crossing where the accident occurred is a dangerous one, as several similar accidents are reported, as having been narrowly averted in this spot.

(From Waterloo Democrat 1-27-1911.) Obituary Ewald Zimbrich, Jr.

Ewald Zimbrich, Jr., the victim of the accident at the Hubbleton railroad crossing, died at St. Mary's Hospital at Watertown Saturday afternoon, January 21, 1911, where he was taken after the accident on the preceding Tuesday. His death was a terrible shock to his wife and family and his parents, the later reside in this village. The body was brought to Waterloo on Sunday morning. the funeral took place Wednesday forenoon at St. Joseph's Church, Rev. F. X. Beas officiating.

Ewald Zimbrich Jr., was born in the town of Waterloo. He moved with his parents to Lesterville, S. D. at 10 years of age. On February 6, 1900 he married Miss Bertha Tetzlaff, of Lesterville, S. D. Four children were born to them.

Mr. Zimbrich moved with his family to Wisconsin where he purchased a farm two miles north of town known as the Brookins' farm, in March 1903, where he has since resided. He was a very hardworking man, and was highly respected for his excellent qualities as a man and a citizen. The entire community sympathizes deeply with his family in their bereavement, deepened by the terrible and unexpected. manner of his taking off.

John Sullivan was one of the pall bearers. He was Maude (Sullivan) Zimbrich's brother. 
Zimbrich, Ewald Jr. (I16415)
42 (From Waterloo Democrat 1-31-1902 p. 8 col. 1) John Zimbrich has gone west.

(From Waterloo Democrat 5-23-1902) Success of an Old Neighbor.

We have been informed that John Zimprich, who moved from the town of Medina to Big Stone county, Minnesota, during the autumn of 1897, has recently purchased another quarter section of land. On June 7th of last year the writer, in company with C.A. Betts and Fred Pachek, called upon Mr. and Mrs. Zimprich and found them very happy in their new home. John informed us that he went to that country with less than $1,000, and, at the time of our visit, he was the proud possessor of 320 acres of as fine farming property as is possible to find. It was all under cultivation with the exception of what he had in pasture and was well stocked. At the time of our visit such property as Mr. Zimprich's was selling at $25 per acre. The fact that in that short time, with small capital to start with, he cleared a section of land from indebtedness and has now purchased another quarter section, making 480 acres in all, shows what determination and perseverance will do for a fellow in a new country offering the opportunities that are obtainable in that part of Minnesota. John's success is well earned.

Our informant also states that Albert Zimprich, a brother of John, purchased a quarter section in that territory this spring.

In his fathers obit in 1914, it shows that John was living in Beardsley, Traverse County, MN.

(From John's obit, Waterloo Democrat, 4-4-1940.) Former Resident Dies In The West

John Zimbrich, age 73, well known here and in Marshall; died suddenly at Orange, California on March 14th. Mr. Zimbrich made his home at, Wheaton, Minn., and was visiting in California at the time of his death. Services were held at Wheaton and relatives from Sun Prairie, Omro, and Waterloo were among those who attended.

The Wheaton gazette praised highly the life and life works of Mr. Zimbrich who had been active in business affairs, public spirited and who was popular with his fellowmen. He had held many offices of trust in the communities where he had made his home.

John Zimbrich was born at Hubbleton, Wisconsin on July 26, 1866, the oldest of 12 children of Engelbrecht and Mollie Gregor Zimbrich. The family moved from there to Sun Prairie and later to Marshall. It was sometime after they moved there that John Zimbrich struck out into the world for himself.

He interested himself in the farming business at River Falls, Wisconsin, and later near Wheaton, Minn. In1926 he retired from active farm life and moved to the village of Wheaton to spend the rest of his life. 
Zimbrick, John (I11761)
43 (From Waterloo Democrat 10-21-1904, page 7 Column 1.) Chas. Zimbrich, while delivering meat on Wednesday with the Fox & Zimbrich delivery horse, had a runaway. As Chas. was stepping into the buggy, the horse started suddenly, throwing him to the ground, and running up Madison Street. The buggy was broken but otherwise no damage was done.

In 1914, Charles was living in New Holstein, WI.

Charley lived to early manhood in Wisconsin, going to Grand View, Washington in 1915, where he has since resided. (From his obit.)

In 1917, Charles was living in Prosser, Washington.

Charlie was never married. He is buried next to his parents Englebert and Mollie.

(Per information from Eric Robert Wood) Has been called the "Black Sheep" of the Family. Little is known about Charlie.

(Per a letter written by Elmer Zimbrick in 1978) Charles, lived someplace in Oregon or Washington his body was found in a straw stack by a farmer one spring - nothing more is known of the cause of death. 
Zimbrich, Charles (I11764)
44 (From Waterloo Democrat 11-10-1905 p. 8 col. 4) John Zimbrich of Deansville bought a talking machine.

2-21-1918 Countryman Article states that John Zimprich left last Friday evening for Racine Minnesota to visit his brother Dr. B. J. Zimbrich and family.

9-26-1918 his mother obit, John was living on the homestead. In 1939 in Roberts obit., John was living in Waterloo.

(From John's obit Waterloo Courier 3-26-1942.) He attended the Deansville school and later the Medina High School at Marshall. He then followed the carpenter's trade for some time, along with his duties on the farm where he lived.

Mr. Zimprich held several positions of honor and trust in his community. He served as Town clerk of Medina four years and was treasurer of St. Mary's church at Marshall for 25 years, and for the past eight years has been affiliated with the Medina Mutual Insurance Co., being secretary of the company at the time of his death.

He was a devoted husband and true friend, and was ever thinking of others even when his own suffering made it impossible for him to lend the helping hand of former days.

In the passing of John Zimprich the community loses one of its most respected citizens. 
Zimprich, John J (I15047)
45 (From Waterloo Democrat 7-12-1907 p.5 co. 1) Jadie Zimbrich quite seriously ill attack of appendicitis.

(From Waterloo Democrat 7-19-1907 p.5 col. 2) J. D. Zimbrich now in Fond du Lac for treatment of appendicitis.

(From Waterloo Democrat 7-26-1907 p.4 col. 4) J. D. Zimbrich has typhoid fever in hospital at Fond du Lac.

Jay and Maude never had children.

Jay owned and operated a meat market in Waterloo, WI.

(From Jay's obit in the Waterloo Courier 12-9-1937) J.D. Zimbrich Dies Yesterday. Prominent Waterloo Business Man; Had Been in Meat Market Business For More Than 30 Years.

Jay D. Zimbrich, age about sixty years, one of Waterloo's most prominent business men, died suddenly at his home yesterday afternoon, shortly after one o'clock. Word of his death come as a shock as he had been assisting in the shop just a short time before he was stricken.

Mr. Zimbrich had been engaged in the meat market business here for more than thirty years and was employed in that market before he bought an interest in the business. He is well known throughout this section of the state, not only by his business contacts but also through his Masonic affiliations.

He is survived by his wife, Maude Zimbrich; and four sisters and five brothers.

(From an article in the Waterloo Courier 5-19-1938) Zimbrich Market Changes Hands. Frank Doleshal, Marshall, Takes Over Business Here That Has Gained State-wide Recognition For Fine Meats.

A deal was consummated here on Tuesday afternoon that resulted in a new ownership of the J.D. Zimbrich & Co., Inc., owners of the Zimbrich market that has gained state wide recognition since its organization 35 years ago. Frank Doleshal, Marshall meat market proprietor, and prominent in civic affairs in that community, has purchased the business and property which includes the market downtown and the slaughter house property east of the village and has assumed sole ownership. Mr. Doleshal was employed by the Zimbrich company from 1909 to 1914 and is well known in this community and this section of the state.

The death of Mr. J. D. Zimbrich a few months ago and the poor health of Fred Wambold, one of the three proprietors, caused the owners to decide to dispose of the business. William Langer is the third partner.

In 1903 the business was organized by the late J.D. Zimbrich and Emil Fox, three years after Mr. Zimbrich settled in Waterloo. Mr. Fox passed away in 1930 and Mr. Zimbrich purchased the Fox interests and organized the present company which included Fred Wambold and William Langer and until Mr. Zimbrich's death on December 8, 1937 the organization was operated by the stockholders, Mr. and Mrs. Zimbrich, Mr. Wambold and Mr. Langer. Mrs. Zimbrich served as president of the firm following Mr. Zimbrich's death.

The Zimbrich market gradually gained recognition throughout the state for its fine meats, and two trucks have operated out of the village delivering meats for miles around. Travelers, tourists, salesmen and others, stop at the market time and again to pick up some meat items from a market that always has been equipped both with equipment and personnel to produce quality meats.

Mr. Doleshal states that he will continue the business in the same successful manner as it has been operated in the past and will keep on the same employees who have been with the organization many years.

What the plans of Mrs. Zimbrich, Mr. Wambold and Mr. Langer are have not been made known at this time, although Mrs. Zimbrich will continue to make her home here for a time at the wish of her many friends. 
Zimbrich, Jay Daniel (I11766)
46 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I12166)
47 (Kathi?) Faust, Hatti (I59071)
48 (Lived in Sun Prairie until sometime after his first wife died in Dec. 1900.)


The remains of Nicholas Barth, who died at his home in Milwaukee, Monday, May 15,1911, arrived here Tuesday, and were taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. J. M. Straus in Bristol to await the time for the funeral, which took place yesterday morning at 10 o'clock at Sacred Heart's church in the village. Rev. Julius Wermuth officiating. The interment was in Sacred Heart's church cemetery.

Nicholas Barth was born in Germany November 17, 1845, and came to the United States when a lad of three years with his parents, who located in Rochester. New York. This was the family home for about four years, when they came to Wisconsin and located in Bristol.

Mr Barth was twice married. In the fall of 1866, he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Sprengel, who was his help-mate for more than 30 years. She passed away aabout 12 years ago.

October 24, 1903, he was married to Mrs. W. Roberts and she survives him. There are no children except one adopted daughter, Mrs Catherine Mess, of Milwaukee, and Miss Eva Sprengel of Milwaukee. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Straus, and Mrs. Wedel, both of this locality.

For some time after marriage, he conducted a farm in Bristol. He then came to Sun Prairie and for a number of years was engaged in the meat market business and also in stock buying. After closing out his business here, he went to Milwaukee where he resided until death.

Those from a distance besides the bereaved wife who attended the funeral, were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mess, and Miss Eva Sprengel, of Milwaukee, Mrs. Nicholas Behrend and Miss Anna Behrend, Madison, Mrs. Paul Sprengel, of Madison, Mrs. Minnie Mosel, of Madison, Miss Kate Wedel, of Green Bay, G. A. Sprengel, of Whitewater and Joseph Kleiner, of Madison. 
Barth, Nicholas (I51444)
49 (Medical):A tree had hit him in the head eight years prior to this. Siberz, Jacob (I17310)
50 (Medical):Acute myocardial infarcrtion, ASHD, and blood loss anemia at time of death. Schuster, Emma Agnes (I7881)

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