James Drea

M, b. 15 June 1915, d. 27 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.

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.

Children 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

William Riggert

M, b. 13 March 1852, d. 3 October 1921
Wilhelm Riggert, 1905, School Board President from Reedsburg High School yearbook, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
William Riggert 1887
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 VariationWilliam Riggert was also known as Wilhelm.
     MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM RIGGERT. When, after a prominent resident of a community has been called to his eternal resting, a work of this kind is compiled, it is only to be expected the surviving members of a family shall be prevailed upon to commemorate in this manner, the life of a man who has gone before. So a sketch of the life and achievements of the parties whose honored name heads this biography may stand as a memorial to them in the years to come. Mr. William RIGGERT, deceased, was one of the most prominent figures of his time in Reedsburg, and his widow is still active in community life.
Mr. RIGGERT was born March 18, 1852, at Stadolf, Province of Hanover, Germany, where his early life was spent. At the age of twenty-one, in 1877, Miss Louise LICHT; they had two son, Hugo and Bruno, the latter deceased. Mrs. RIGGERT died in 1890. During the first two years of his life in Reedsburg he lived with and worked for the late William STOLTE, Sr. He then went to Waukesha, Minn., where he remained five years, working in the mercantile business. Upon his return to Reedsburg, he engaged in that line, and so continued until 1894, when, disposing of his business, he entered the Citizen's Bank. Always a shrewd businessman, he was an able banker, and served the Citizens Bank for many years as cashier and later as president. He was instrumental in founding the State Bank of Loganville, of which institution he was also president. An energetic businessman, he early in his life won recognition for his ability, and for twenty-seven years served as a member of the board of trustees of the Sauk County Poor Farm, was a member of the library board from the time of its organization until a few months of his death over a period of twenty-two years. He was a member of the first city council elected under the city form of government. His death occurred at his home at 547 South Park Street, Reedsburg, Wis., Monday evening, Oct. 3, 1923, at the age of sixty-nine years.
On Dec. 15, 1891, Mr. RIGGERT was united in marriage to Miss Emma HUEBING, who survives him. This lady was born Aug. 19, 1867, in the town of Reedsburg, daughter of William and Catherine (KIPP) HUEBING. Her father was born June 20, 1843, a native of Hanover Province, Germany, a son of Hans Jurgan and Catherine HUEBING. In 1862 William HUEBING came to America, settling on a farm in the town of Reedsburg, where he spent his active years. On March 28, 1864, he married Catherine Dorothea KIPP. She was born in Barum, Germany, Dec. 16, 1845, her parents being Henry and Catherine (BAMEL) KIPP. The KIPP family came to America in 1854, locating, first, at Madison, and then on a farm in the town of Reedsburg, where Catherine grew to womanhood. Upon their marriage Mr. and Mrs. HUEBING took up residence on a farm south of Reedsburg, where they resided until 1892, when they moved into the city. Mr. HUEBING died Nov. 12, 1915; his wife, Dec. 9, 1925.
Mrs. RIGGERT (Emma HUEBBING) grew to womanhood in the town of Reedsburg, where she received her education, and resided until her marriage. Her life has been spent entirely in this community.
Mr. and Mrs. HUEBING were the parents of two children: Elda, born Aug. 23, 1894; married, July 12, 1922, Dr. THOMPSON, Kalamazoo, Michigan; they have two children, David, born April 19, 1923, and Frederic, born June 1, 1928; and Edwin Riggert, born Aug 22, 1900; married, Oct. 7, 1926, Pearl HIRSIG; they reside at Lake Geneva, Wis. In 1887 Reedsburg city leader.1 In 1905 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, School Board from Reedsburg High School yearbook
J. H. Hosler, President
William Riggert, Secretary.
1905 School Board from Reedsburg High School yearbook, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI

Children of William Riggert and Louise Licht

Children of William Riggert and Emma Huebing

Citations

  1. [S215] Sesquicentennial History Committee, Reedsburg Remembers 150 Years, Page 48.

George Riggert

M, b. 20 May 1856
Father*Herman Riggert b. 5 Aug 1826, d. 1 Aug 1898
Mother*Katharine Marquardt b. 15 Jun 1828, d. 17 May 1901

Adolph Riggert

M, b. 1 February 1858
Father*Herman Riggert b. 5 Aug 1826, d. 1 Aug 1898
Mother*Katharine Marquardt b. 15 Jun 1828, d. 17 May 1901

Otto Riggert

M, b. 8 April 1860, d. March 1932
Father*Herman Riggert b. 5 Aug 1826, d. 1 Aug 1898
Mother*Katharine Marquardt b. 15 Jun 1828, d. 17 May 1901
  • Otto Riggert was born on 8 April 1860.
  • He was the son of Herman Riggert and Katharine Marquardt.
  • Otto Riggert married Minnie Holdwedel on 12 April 1891 at Chicago, Illinois.
  • Otto Riggert died in March 1932 at age 71 Relatives received word yesterday of the death of Mr. Otto Riggert. Mr. Riggert was about 76 years of age and was a brother of John Riggert of Loganville. For many years he lived in Chicago coming to Baraboo a number of years ago. He was an uncle of Otto Riggert and Misses Elsie and Louise Riggert of this city. Mrs. Riggert is also critically ill. Taken from the Reedsburg Free Press of 3-25-1932.

Children of Otto Riggert and Minnie Holdwedel

Ernest Riggert

M, b. 26 November 1861
Father*Herman Riggert b. 5 Aug 1826, d. 1 Aug 1898
Mother*Katharine Marquardt b. 15 Jun 1828, d. 17 May 1901

May Riggert

F, b. 20 April 1864
Father*Herman Riggert b. 5 Aug 1826, d. 1 Aug 1898
Mother*Katharine Marquardt b. 15 Jun 1828, d. 17 May 1901

Elizabeth Schuette

F, b. 30 March 1875, d. September 1936
Father*Johann Juergen Wilhelm Schuette b. 31 Mar 1849, d. 24 Jul 1923
Mother*Dorothea Reinecke b. 3 Sep 1848, d. 4 Oct 1926
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElizabeth Schuette was also known as Eliza.
Name VariationElizabeth Schuette was also known as Anna S.
Married Name3 March 1897As of 3 March 1897,her married name was Riggert.
  • Elizabeth Schuette was born on 30 March 1875 at Wisconsin also reported as 30 May 1875.
  • She was the daughter of Johann Juergen Wilhelm Schuette and Dorothea Reinecke.
  • Elizabeth Schuette married John Riggert, son of Herman Riggert and Katharine Marquardt, on 3 March 1897 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • Elizabeth Schuette died in September 1936 at age 61 Funeral services for Mrs. John Riggert, prominent Loganville woman, whose lifeless body was found in the basement of her home shortly before noon Tuesday, will be held this afternoon Friday, at 2 o'clock from the residence. The Rev. C. Stubenvoll of the St. Peter's Lutheran church will conduct the last rites. Oehlers and Howland have charge of the funeral arrangements. In ill health for several years, Mrs. Riggert had returned home from a Waukesha hospital on Sunday. Tuesday morning, Mrs. Wm. Schulze, Reedsburg, housekeeper and nurse at the Riggert home, became alarmed when Mrs. Riggert could not be found. Calling Marshall Robert Kroll, who was working on the lawn at St. Peter's church, they searched the house, finding the body in the cistern. County officials were called , but no inquest was deemed necessary. Mrs. Riggert is survived by her husband, president of the Loganville State Bank, a daughter, Mrs. Amund Tuhus, wife of the Sauk county board chairman, and a granddaughter, Karen Tuhus. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Amelia Luehrsen, Reedsburg, and three brothers, Henry Schuette, Reedsburg, William, Arizona, and Albert, Columbus. The deceased was born on May 30, 1875, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schuette. Taken from the Reedsburg Times of 9-28-1936.
Census DateLocation
1880Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinElizabeth Schuette was listed as a daughter in Johann Juergen Wilhelm Schuette's household on the 1880 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
     On 6 August 1922 at Schuette family reunion.

Children of Elizabeth Schuette and John Riggert

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 283B.

Lavita Riggert

F, b. circa 1903, d. September 1905
Father*John Riggert b. 13 Dec 1868, d. 10 Feb 1956
Mother*Elizabeth Schuette b. 30 Mar 1875, d. Sep 1936
  • Lavita Riggert was born circa 1903.
  • She was the daughter of John Riggert and Elizabeth Schuette.
  • Lavita Riggert died in September 1905 at died at age 2 Lavita Riggert, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. John Riggert of Loganville died Monday night of bowel trouble. The little girl was about two years old and was as well as usual Sunday but complained of not feeling well towards night. Doctor Brenizer of Loganville was in constant attendance and Doctor Rood was summoned from Reedsburg but in spite of all that skill and loving hands could do, the child lived only a little more than a day from the time it was taken ill. The funeral was held Thursday. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper of September 14 1905.

Valera Riggert

F, b. 5 August 1906, d. 11 April 1997
Valera Riggert 1925
Father*John Riggert b. 13 Dec 1868, d. 10 Feb 1956
Mother*Elizabeth Schuette b. 30 Mar 1875, d. Sep 1936
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name14 September 1929As of 14 September 1929,her married name was Tuhus.
  • Valera Riggert was born on 5 August 1906.
  • She was the daughter of John Riggert and Elizabeth Schuette.
  • Valera Riggert married Amund O. Tuhus, son of (?) Tuhus and unknown (?), on 14 September 1929.
  • Valera Riggert died on 11 April 1997 at age 90 Valera R. Tuhus, age 90, of Reedsburg, died on Friday, April 11, 1997 in the Skaalen Sunset Home in Stoughton. She was born on August 5, 1906 in the Village of Loganville, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Schuette) Riggert. She was a graduate of Reedsburg High School and a 1929 graduate of the University of Wisconsin. On September 14, 1929 she was united in marriage to Amund O. Tuhus. The couple lived in Loganville where they owned and operated the General Store until 1950. They enjoyed traveling a great deal until 1970 when her husband died while they were visiting Spain. Valera was an active and faithful member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Loganville until 1979 when she moved to Reedsburg and transferred her membership to St. John Ev. Lutheran Church. She continued to be active in church activities especially the women of the church and St. John's Lutheran Church Foundation. Valera was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary; the Reedsburg Memorial Hospital Foundation Board; Queen of Sheba Chaper #26, Order of the Eastern Star and the Reedsburg Country Club. Survivors include two daughters; Karen (Donald) Oncken, of Stoughton and Sandra (Ralph) Carlson, of Wilberham, Massachusetts; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Amund, on October 4, 1979; her parents and a sister, LaVeta Riggert. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 1997 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Reedsburg with Pastor Charles Wilson officiating. Interment was in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in Loganville. The family received friends from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John Lutheran Church Foundation or the American Heart Association would be appreciated. Valera loved her family, church and friends and continually tried to walk in the path of righteousness. The Hammer-Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg served the family. Taken from the Reedsburg Paper.
     On 6 August 1922 at Schuette family reunion. Valera Riggert attended school in 1925 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.
Valera Riggert - Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI 1925

Johann Juergen Wilhelm Schuette

M, b. 31 March 1849, d. 24 July 1923
Father*Johann Georg Ernest Schuette b. 19 Dec 1811, d. 16 Feb 1875
Mother*Catherina Magdalena Verthein b. 18 Sep 1814, d. 2 Oct 1881
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohann Juergen Wilhelm Schuette was also known as John William.
Name VariationJohann Juergen Wilhelm Schuette was also known as William.
Census DateLocation
1880Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinJohann Juergen Wilhelm Schuette was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
15 April 1910Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
     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. Johann Juergen Wilhelm Schuette immigrated in 1863. On 6 August 1922 at Schuette family reunion.

Children of Johann Juergen Wilhelm Schuette and Dorothea Reinecke

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 283B.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED130. Dwelling 4.

Dorothea Reinecke

F, b. 3 September 1848, d. 4 October 1926
Father*William Reinecke
Mother*Margaret (?)
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDorothea Reinecke was also known as Dora.
Name VariationDorothea Reinecke was also known as Dorothy.
Married Name24 October 1869As of 24 October 1869,her married name was Schuette.
Census DateLocation
1880Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinDorothea Reinecke was listed as wife in Johann Juergen Wilhelm Schuette's household on the 1880 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
15 April 1910Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinDorothea Reinecke was listed as wife in Johann Juergen Wilhelm Schuette's household on the 1910 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
     Dorothea Reinecke had 6 with 6 living in 1910 children. On 6 August 1922 at Schuette family reunion.

Children of Dorothea Reinecke and Johann Juergen Wilhelm Schuette

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 283B.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED130. Dwelling 4.

Johann Georg Ernest Schuette

M, b. 19 December 1811, d. 16 February 1875
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohann Georg Ernest Schuette was also known as John.
  • Johann Georg Ernest Schuette married Catherina Magdalena Verthein.
  • Johann Georg Ernest Schuette was born on 19 December 1811 at Barum, Hanover, Germany.
  • He died on 16 February 1875 at Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 63.

Children of Johann Georg Ernest Schuette and Catherina Magdalena Verthein

Catherine Schuette

F, d. before 1918
Father*Johann Georg Ernest Schuette b. 19 Dec 1811, d. 16 Feb 1875
Mother*Catherina Magdalena Verthein b. 18 Sep 1814, d. 2 Oct 1881

Elizabeth Schuette

F
Father*Johann Georg Ernest Schuette b. 19 Dec 1811, d. 16 Feb 1875
Mother*Catherina Magdalena Verthein b. 18 Sep 1814, d. 2 Oct 1881