James Slaven

M, b. 25 December 1788, d. 28 April 1872
  • James Slaven married Mary Denny.
  • James Slaven was born on 25 December 1788 at Ireland.
  • He died on 28 April 1872 at age 83.

Children of James Slaven and Mary Denny

John F. Byrne

M, b. circa 1867
Father*Francis Byrne b. 1842
Mother*Anna Slaven b. c 1844
Census DateLocation
16 July 1870Westford, Richland, WisconsinJohn F. Byrne was listed in Francis Byrne's household on the 1870 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin; living next door to his father John Byrne.1

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 6. Dwelling 41.

James Byrne

M, b. circa 1864
Father*Francis Byrne b. 1842
Mother*Anna Slaven b. c 1844
Census DateLocation
16 July 1870Westford, Richland, WisconsinJames Byrne was listed in Francis Byrne's household on the 1870 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin; living next door to his father John Byrne.1

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 6. Dwelling 41.

Mary Byrne

F
Father*Francis Byrne b. 1842
Mother*Anna Slaven b. c 1844

Frank Byrne

M
Father*Francis Byrne b. 1842
Mother*Anna Slaven b. c 1844

Joseph F. Byrne

M, b. circa 1869, d. before 1918
Father*Francis Byrne b. 1842
Mother*Anna Slaven b. c 1844
  • Joseph F. Byrne was born circa 1869 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Francis Byrne and Anna Slaven.
  • Joseph F. Byrne died before 1918.
Census DateLocation
16 July 1870Westford, Richland, WisconsinJoseph F. Byrne was listed in Francis Byrne's household on the 1870 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin; living next door to his father John Byrne.1

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 6. Dwelling 41.

Patrick Farrell

M

Child of Patrick Farrell and Julia Harrington

Julia Harrington

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Farrell.

Child of Julia Harrington and Patrick Farrell

Molly Purcell

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Mears.

Michael T. Drea

M, b. July 1871, d. 1947
Father*William Drea b. 1822, d. 20 Oct 1893
Mother*Catherine Aspel b. 18 Mar 1829, d. 7 Mar 1909
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMichael T. Drea was also known as M. T.
  • Michael T. Drea was born in July 1871 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of William Drea and Catherine Aspel.
  • Michael T. Drea married Mary Mears, daughter of John Mears and Helen Farrell, circa 1907.
  • Michael T. Drea was buried in 1947 at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery; New Loreto, Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.
    Michael and Mary Drea tombstone
  • He died in 1947 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocation
June 1880Henrietta, Richland, WisconsinMichael T. Drea was listed as a son in William Drea's household on the 1880 Census at Henrietta, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Children of Michael T. Drea and Mary Mears

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Henrietta, Richland, Wisconsin; Roll: 1445; Family History Film: 1255445; Page: 82C; Enumeration District: 235; .

William Drea

M, b. circa 1908, d. before 2010
Father*Michael T. Drea b. Jul 1871, d. 1947
Mother*Mary Mears b. Jul 1884, d. 1953
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilliam Drea was also known as Willie.
  • William Drea was born circa 1908 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Michael T. Drea and Mary Mears.
  • William Drea died before 2010.

Kathryn Ellen Drea

F, b. 3 November 1909, d. 11 April 1989
Father*Michael T. Drea b. Jul 1871, d. 1947
Mother*Mary Mears b. Jul 1884, d. 1953
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Gelhaus.
Name VariationKathryn Ellen Drea was also known as Kathryne E.
Name VariationKathryn Ellen Drea was also known as Catherine Ellen.

Children of Kathryn Ellen Drea and Arnold H. Gelhaus

Margaret Drea

F, b. circa 1914, d. before 2010
Father*Michael T. Drea b. Jul 1871, d. 1947
Mother*Mary Mears b. Jul 1884, d. 1953
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Lawry.

Joseph Drea

M, b. 1912, d. 1953
Father*Michael T. Drea b. Jul 1871, d. 1947
Mother*Mary Mears b. Jul 1884, d. 1953
  • Joseph Drea was born in 1912 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Michael T. Drea and Mary Mears.
  • Joseph Drea was buried in 1953 at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery; New Loreto, Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.
    Joseph Drea tombstone
  • He died in 1953.

James Drea

M, b. 15 June 1915, d. October 1974
Father*Michael T. Drea b. Jul 1871, d. 1947
Mother*Mary Mears b. Jul 1884, d. 1953
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJames Drea was also known as Jane.
  • James Drea was born on 15 June 1915 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Michael T. Drea and Mary Mears.
  • James Drea died in October 1974 at age 59.

Lawrence M. Drea

M, b. 7 July 1917, d. 15 December 2010
Father*Michael T. Drea b. Jul 1871, d. 1947
Mother*Mary Mears b. Jul 1884, d. 1953
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLawrence M. Drea was also known as Larry.
  • Lawrence M. Drea was born on 7 July 1917 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Michael T. Drea and Mary Mears.
  • Lawrence M. Drea died on 15 December 2010 at age 93 Lawrence M. "Larry" Drea, age 93, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at his residence. He was born on July 7, 1917, in Loreto Ridge, the son of Michael and Mary (Mears) Drea. Larry was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the Plain American Legion Post No. 398, longtime member of the Sauk County Tavern League and held the longest continuously licensed tavern in the State of Wisconsin known as Drea's Bar for the past 63 years. Larry was the Loreto Ridge local historian. His incredible memory spanned the generations and folks would "pick his brain" to learn the who, what, why and whens of "back in the day." He was also the premier storyteller of the Ridge. He was proud of his military service, being 100% Irish and loved his beef farm. Survivors include many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Mary Drea; two sisters, Kathryn Gelhaus and Margaret Lawry; five brothers, William, Joseph, James, Francis and Thomas Drea; two nieces, Mary Ellen Gelhaus and Jeannie Gelhaus; and nephews, Gerald Gelhaus, Joe Drea and Kevin Drea. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at 11 a.m. at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Loreto Ridge. Father Larry Bowens will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. with a Rosary beginning at 3:45 p.m., and on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Badger Honor Flight Inc., P.O. Box 258066, Madison, WI 53725, or online at: www.badgerhonorflight.org. Online condolences available at: www.staffordfuneralhomes.com. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home, in Spring Green, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Michael Daly

M
Father*Patrick Daly b. 1813, d. 23 May 1880
Mother*Jane Moran b. 1830, d. 16 Feb 1880
  • Michael Daly died at as an infant, Ireland.
  • He was born at Ireland.
  • He was the son of Patrick Daly and Jane Moran.

Otto C. Goetsch

M, b. 23 January 1859, d. 29 August 1942
Father*Carl Goetsch b. 17 Jan 1827, d. 14 Dec 1903
Mother*Frederika (?) b. 18 May 1826, d. 14 Jun 1881
Census DateLocation
2 August 1870Rubicon, Dodge, WisconsinOtto C. Goetsch was listed in Carl Goetsch's household on the 1870 Census at Rubicon, Dodge, Wisconsin.1
3 June 1880Washington, Sauk, WisconsinOtto C. Goetsch was listed as a son in Carl Goetsch's household on the 1880 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
15 June 1900Washington, Sauk, WisconsinOtto C. Goetsch was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
16 April 1930Washington, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as father in Walter August Goetsch's household on the 1930 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin.4

Children of Otto C. Goetsch and Anna C. D. Kroeger

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Rubicon, Dodge, Wisconsin; Roll M593_1711; Page: 469B; Image: 287; Family History Library Film: 553210.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll 1446; Family History Film: 1255446; Page: 263D; Enumeration District: 264; .
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll T623_1817; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 148.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll 2609; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 500.0.

Anna C. D. Kroeger

F, b. 11 September 1862, d. 3 August 1924
Father*William Kroeger b. 14 Mar 1831, d. 15 Aug 1905
Mother*Dorothea Schenk b. 1843, d. 1917
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna C. D. Kroeger was also known as Annie.
Name VariationAnna C. D. Kroeger was also known as Krueger.
Name VariationAnna C. D. Kroeger was also known as Ing.
Married Namecirca 1885As of circa 1885,her married name was Goetsch.
Census DateLocation
14 July 1870Washington, Sauk, WisconsinAnna C. D. Kroeger was listed in William Kroeger's household on the 1870 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; surname listed as Kruger.1
15 June 1880Washington, Sauk, WisconsinAnna C. D. Kroeger was listed as a daughter in William Kroeger's household on the 1880 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; surname listed as Krueger.2
15 June 1900Washington, Sauk, WisconsinAnna C. D. Kroeger was listed as wife in Otto C. Goetsch's household on the 1900 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
     Anna C. D. Kroeger had 6 with 6 living in 1900 children.

Children of Anna C. D. Kroeger and Otto C. Goetsch

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll M593_1739; Page: 277B; Image: 562; Family History Library Film: 553238.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 270A.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll T623_1817; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 148.

William Goetsch

M, b. 28 May 1892, d. 24 October 1985
Father*Otto C. Goetsch b. 23 Jan 1859, d. 29 Aug 1942
Mother*Anna C. D. Kroeger b. 11 Sep 1862, d. 3 Aug 1924
Census DateLocation
15 June 1900Washington, Sauk, WisconsinWilliam Goetsch was listed as a son in Otto C. Goetsch's household on the 1900 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Children of William Goetsch and Alma Weseloh

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll T623_1817; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 148.

Arthur Goetsch

M, b. 10 July 1895, d. 7 February 1979
Father*Otto C. Goetsch b. 23 Jan 1859, d. 29 Aug 1942
Mother*Anna C. D. Kroeger b. 11 Sep 1862, d. 3 Aug 1924
Census DateLocation
15 June 1900Washington, Sauk, WisconsinArthur Goetsch was listed as a son in Otto C. Goetsch's household on the 1900 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll T623_1817; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 148.

Otto P. Goetsch

M, b. 27 March 1897, d. 2 July 1952
Father*Otto C. Goetsch b. 23 Jan 1859, d. 29 Aug 1942
Mother*Anna C. D. Kroeger b. 11 Sep 1862, d. 3 Aug 1924
Census DateLocation
15 June 1900Washington, Sauk, WisconsinOtto P. Goetsch was listed as a son in Otto C. Goetsch's household on the 1900 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
16 April 1930Washington, Sauk, WisconsinOtto P. Goetsch was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
     On 5 June 1918 at World War I Draft Registration, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Child of Otto P. Goetsch and Frona Meyer

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll T623_1817; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 148.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll 2609; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 500.0.

Alma Weseloh

F, b. 12 September 1894, d. 3 August 1957
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAlma Weseloh was also known as Wieslow.
Married NameHer married name was Goetsch.

Children of Alma Weseloh and William Goetsch

Margaret D. Goetsch

F, b. 25 October 1913, d. 4 March 2003
Father*Walter August Goetsch b. 10 Jun 1885, d. Jan 1969
Mother*Marie Harms b. Jun 1886, d. 1964
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Erdmann.
Name VariationMargaret D. Goetsch was also known as Margaretta.
  • Margaret D. Goetsch married Harold G. Erdmann, son of Gustave Erdmann and Martha Muchow.
  • Margaret D. Goetsch was born on 25 October 1913 at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Walter August Goetsch and Marie Harms.
  • Margaret D. Goetsch died on 4 March 2003 at age 89 Margaret D. Erdmann, 89, Hillpoint, died on Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at the Edward Snyder Memorial Nursing Home in Reedsburg. She was born on Oct. 25 1913, in Washington Township, Sauk County, the daughter of Walter and Marie (nee Harms) Goetsch. She married Harold G. Erdmann, who preceded her in death on March 22, 1990. Margaret was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Hillpoint where she was active in the Ladies Guild. Her parents and a daughter, Dorothy, also preceded Margaret in death. She is survived by her children, Virginia (Bill) Smith, Margaret (Wes) Wermund, Glenn Erdmann, Jean (Dwight) Ziech, Eugene (Leslie) Erdmann, all of Hillpoint; 25 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; a brother, Edmund (Lorna) Goetsch, Reedsburg; a sister, Estella Muchow, Hillpoint; many nieces and nephews, along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m., Friday, March 7, at St. John Lutheran Church in Hillpoint with Rev. Richard Agenten officiating. Friends may call on Friday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be made on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Washington Township. Memorials of remembrance may be made to St. John's Church Hillpoint or the Bethesda Lutheran Home. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Child of Margaret D. Goetsch and Harold G. Erdmann

Earl B. Prouty

M, b. 1 March 1881, d. after April 1930
Father*Barnabas Prouty b. Oct 1840, d. 1929
Mother*Margaret E. Frye b. 1843, d. 1928
  • Earl B. Prouty was born on 1 March 1881 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Barnabas Prouty and Margaret E. Frye.
  • Earl B. Prouty married Lucille Siberia (?) circa 1909 at second marriage for her; first for him.
  • Earl B. Prouty and Lucille Siberia (?) were divorced before 1927.
  • Earl B. Prouty married Bernice (?) circa 1927.
  • Earl B. Prouty died after April 1930.
Census DateLocation
18 June 1900Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinEarl B. Prouty was listed as a son in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1900 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
7 May 1910Richland Center Ward 1, Richland, WisconsinEarl B. Prouty was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Richland Center Ward 1, Richland, Wisconsin, living next door to Edward A. Prouty.2
1920Richland Center, Richland, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Richland Center, Richland, Wisconsin, living next door to Edward A. Prouty.3
28 April 1930Oakland, Jefferson, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Oakland, Jefferson, Wisconsin.4
     Earl B. Prouty was a dentist in 1910. On 12 September 1918 at World War I Draft Registration, Richland, Wisconsin.

Child of Earl B. Prouty and Lucille Siberia (?)

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_ 1816; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 145.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Richland Center Ward 1, Richland, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1732; Page: 24B; Enumeration District: 0097; Image: 1094; FHL Number: 1375745.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Richland Center, Richland, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2013; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 205; Image: 336.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Oakland, Jefferson, Wisconsin; Roll: 2576; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 25; Image: 477.0.

John M. Prouty

M, b. 1 September 1883, d. January 1971
Father*Barnabas Prouty b. Oct 1840, d. 1929
Mother*Margaret E. Frye b. 1843, d. 1928
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohn M. Prouty was also known as Uriah John.
Name VariationJohn M. Prouty was also known as Uriba John.
Census DateLocation
18 June 1900Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinJohn M. Prouty was listed as a son in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1900 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
10 May 1910Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinJohn M. Prouty was listed as a son in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1910 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
2 April 1930Madison, Dane, WisconsinJohn M. Prouty was listed as a brother in Edward A. Prouty's household on the 1930 Census at Madison, Dane, Wisconsin; household also includes nurse Theresa Stanley, age 27.3

Children of John M. Prouty and Edna B. Landphier

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_ 1816; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 145.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1737; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0126; Image: 49; FHL Number: 1375750.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Madison, Dane, Wisconsin; Roll: 2566; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 34; Image: 949.0.

Helen N. Prouty

F, b. January 1899
Father*Uriah T. Prouty b. 23 Jun 1866, d. 1954
Mother*Mary L. Constantine b. 1876, d. 1960
Census DateLocation
19 June 1900Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinHelen N. Prouty was listed as a daughter in Uriah T. Prouty's household on the 1900 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; living next door to William O. Prouty.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1816; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 129.

Nettie Prouty

F, b. circa 1902
Father*Uriah T. Prouty b. 23 Jun 1866, d. 1954
Mother*Mary L. Constantine b. 1876, d. 1960

Margaret Prouty

F, b. circa 1911
Father*Uriah T. Prouty b. 23 Jun 1866, d. 1954
Mother*Mary L. Constantine b. 1876, d. 1960

John Riggert

M, b. 13 December 1868, d. 10 February 1956
Father*Herman Riggert b. 5 Aug 1826, d. 1 Aug 1898
Mother*Katharine Marquardt b. 15 Jun 1828, d. 17 May 1901
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohn Riggert was also known as Johannes H.
  • John Riggert was born on 13 December 1868 at Germany.
  • He was the son of Herman Riggert and Katharine Marquardt.
  • John Riggert married Elizabeth Schuette, daughter of Johann Juergen Wilhelm Schuette and Dorothea Reinecke, on 3 March 1897 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • John Riggert died on 10 February 1956 at age 87 John Riggert, retired merchant and banker passed away at a hospital on Feb. 10, 1956 at the age of 87. He was a long time resident of the village of Loganville, coming to Sauk County from Germany at the age of 15 to join some of his older brothers. After spending a year in the public schools to learn the English language, he worked for his brother, as a clerk in a general store in Reedsburg for many years. In February, 1893 he and his brother established a store at Loganville under the name of John Riggert and Co. After four years John Riggert became the sole owner but the original name remained until Mr. Riggert sold out to O.O. Tuhus and Co. in the fall of 1922. In 1907 Mr. Riggert started the Loganville Telephone exchange which he sold in 1917. In 1915 with his brother William and others, he organized the Loganville State bank which is now a branch of the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Reedsburg. For 40 years Mr. Riggert held the office of town treasurer of Westfield township and the village of Loganville. He also served as a member of the Loganville school board and was jury commissioner of Sauk County for many years. On March 3, 1897 he was married to Elizabeth Schuette who preceded him in death in 1936. To this union two children, Lavita who died at the age of two, and Valera, now Mrs. Amund O. Tuhus, were born. He leaves to mourn his loss, his daughter, two grandchildren, Mrs. Donald Oncken of Bayside, Va., Sandra Tuhus at home and one great grandchild besides numerous nieces and nephews. Taken from the Reedsburg Times of 2-16-56.
     JOHN RIGGERT, merchant, banker and public spirited citizen, has been accumulating interests and responsibilities that make him an important citizen ever since coming to Sauk County over thirty years ago. The center of these interests have been at Loganville. Mr. Riggert was born in Germany December 13, 1868, son of Henry and Catherine (Marquard) Riggert. His father was born August 5, 1826, and his mother June 15, 1828. They were married in Germany and they reared in that country a family of eight children, noted as follows: William, born March 13, 1852; Herman, born March 29, 1854; George, born May 20, 1856; Adolph, born February 1, 1858; Otto, born April 8, 1860; Ernest, born.November 26, 1861; May, born April 20, 1864; and John, born December 13, 1868.
Mr. John Riggert acquired most of his education while a boy in Germany. In 1883, when he was fifteen years of age, he left the Fatherland, crossed the ocean and came to Sauk County, Wisconsin, where he joined some of his older brothers. For one year he attended school at Loganville and acquired a familiarity with the English language. He then entered the store of his brother William as a clerk at Reedsburg, and remained steadily in his employ for nine years. During this time he had familiarized himself with business, gained the confidence of people and was well prepared for embarking in business for himself. In February 1893, he and his brother William established a store at Loganville, and it was started under the name John Riggert & Company, a title which remains to the present time, though after four years, in 1897, Mr. John Riggert bought the entire establishment. For nine years the store was in the old Trexler Building, but in 1902 Mr. Riggert erected a store building of his own, 32 by 80 feet, two stories, and thoroughly stocked with merchandise of every description suited to the trade of that locality.
From handling this business Mr. Riggert's interests have gradually been spread to other affairs. In 1907 he started the Loganville Telephone Exchange, continued the management of the business until it had gained 275 subscribers and in 1917 sold out to W. H. Wheeler. In 1915 Mr. Riggert organized the Loganville State Bank, an institution that furnishes adequate banking facilities to that section of Sauk County. William Riggert is president, Charles King is vice president, while Mr. John Riggert gives his personal superintendence to the bank as cashier, the assistant cashier being Conrad C. Wiesler. Mr. Riggert in politics is a republican and for the past fifteen years has consecutively held the office of township treasurer of Westfield Township. He and his family are active members of the Lutheran Church. On March 3, 1897, he married Miss Elizabeth Schuette. She was born in Westfield Township of this county March 30, 1875. Mr. and Mrs. Riggert had two children, Lavita, who died at the age of two years; and Valera, born August 5, 1906. Mrs. Riggert is a daughter of John William and Dorothy (Reinecke) Schuette. Her grandfather, John Schuette, brought his family from Germany and settled on a farm in Westfield Township in pioneer times, in 1863. He and his good wife lived out the rest of their industrious lives in this community. Their children were Catherine, deceased, Elizabeth and John William. John William Schuette was born in Germany March 31, 1849, and was fourteen years of age when brought to Sauk County. He had attended the common schools in Germany and for a short time was a student in Westfield Township. On reaching manhood he bought sixty-three acres of land where his son Henry J. now lives. His success as a farmer enabled him to increase his holdings by the purchase of 160 acres adjoining, and most. of this was cleared up while he occupied it and some good substantial buildings erected. In 1905 he retired from the farm and he and his wife have since lived at Loganville. He is a democrat and for a number of years was side supervisor, and for four years assessor of the township. He and his wife are active Lutherans. October 24, 1869, John William Schuette married Miss Dorothy Reinecke, who was born in Germany in 1848, daughter of William and Margaret Reineeke. She was twenty years of age when in 1868 her parents located in Sauk County and found a home on a farm in Westfield Township. John William Sehuette and wife have six children: Amelia, wife of Edward Luhrsen, of Reedsburg; Henry J., owner of the old homestead, married Augusta Bargwart, of Jefferson County, and their three children are Arold, Harold and
Arciena; Elizabeth, wife of John Riggert; William, of Phoenix, Arizona,
who married Tina Kry and has children named Helen and William; Annie, who died in 1916, was wife of Henry Steckelberg and was the
mother of four children, Elva, Herbert, Arnold and Evelyn; Albert, a
resident of Columbus, Wisconsin, is married but has no children. On 6 August 1922 at Schuette family reunion.

Children of John Riggert and Elizabeth Schuette