Adelia Kindergan

F, b. 1873
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1911As of 1911,her married name was Flynn.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1873Adelia Kindergan was born in 1873.
Marriage1911She married Michael F. Flynn, son of James Flynn and Sarah McMahon, in 1911.

Hannah Swisher

F, b. circa 1892
Father*Alonso Swisher b. c 1866, d. b 1920
Mother*Mary B. (?) b. c 1867, d. a 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1908As of before 1908,her married name was Mercer.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1892Hannah Swisher was born circa 1892 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Alonso Swisher and Mary B. (?).
Marriagebefore 1908Hannah Swisher married Oscar Martin Mercer, son of Joseph Benjamin Mercer and Emily Delores Gallop, before 1908.
Divorcebefore 1909Hannah Swisher and Oscar Martin Mercer were divorced before 1909.
Census DateLocationDescription
1910Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, WisconsinHannah Swisher was listed as a daughter in Alonso Swisher's household on the 1910 Census at Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin.1
  • Hannah Swisher had 1 with 1 living in 1910 children.

Child of Hannah Swisher and Oscar Martin Mercer

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1740; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 517.

Alonso Swisher

M, b. circa 1866, d. before 1920
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1866Alonso Swisher was born circa 1866 at Pennsylvania.
Marriagecirca 1885He married Mary B. (?) circa 1885.
Deathbefore 1920Alonso Swisher died before 1920.
Census DateLocationDescription
1910Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, WisconsinAlonso Swisher was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin.1

Children of Alonso Swisher and Mary B. (?)

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1740; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 517.

Mary B. (?)

F, b. circa 1867, d. after 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1885As of circa 1885,her married name was Swisher.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1867Mary B. (?) was born circa 1867 at Wisconsin.
Marriagecirca 1885She married Alonso Swisher circa 1885.
Deathafter 1920Mary B. (?) died after 1920.
Census DateLocationDescription
1910Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, WisconsinMary B. (?) was listed as wife in Alonso Swisher's household on the 1910 Census at Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin.1
1920Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, WisconsinMary B. (?) was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin.2
  • Mary B. (?) had 6 with 5 living in 1910 children.

Children of Mary B. (?) and Alonso Swisher

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1740; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 517.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll T625_2019; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 1230.

Alonso Swisher

M, b. 23 September 1890
Father*Alonso Swisher b. c 1866, d. b 1920
Mother*Mary B. (?) b. c 1867, d. a 1920
Life EventDateDescription
Birth23 September 1890Alonso Swisher was born on 23 September 1890 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Alonso Swisher and Mary B. (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
1910Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, WisconsinAlonso Swisher was listed as a son in Alonso Swisher's household on the 1910 Census at Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin.1
  • On 5 June 1917 at World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record for Alonzo SwisherWorld War I Draft Registration, Walworth, Wisconsin, reported dependents as mother, brother and sister.

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1740; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 517.

John A. Swisher

M, b. circa 1897
Father*Alonso Swisher b. c 1866, d. b 1920
Mother*Mary B. (?) b. c 1867, d. a 1920
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1897John A. Swisher was born circa 1897 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Alonso Swisher and Mary B. (?).
Marriage3 September 1919John A. Swisher married Lillian Butler on 3 September 1919 at Winnebago, Illinois.
Census DateLocationDescription
1910Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, WisconsinJohn A. Swisher was listed as a son in Alonso Swisher's household on the 1910 Census at Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin.1
1930Janesville, Rock, WisconsinJohn A. Swisher was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin.2

Children of John A. Swisher and Lillian Butler

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1740; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 517.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll 2610; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 224.0.

Alma I. Swisher

F, b. circa 1906
Father*Alonso Swisher b. c 1866, d. b 1920
Mother*Mary B. (?) b. c 1867, d. a 1920
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1906Alma I. Swisher was born circa 1906 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Alonso Swisher and Mary B. (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
1910Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, WisconsinAlma I. Swisher was listed as a daughter in Alonso Swisher's household on the 1910 Census at Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin.1
1920Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, WisconsinAlma I. Swisher was listed as a daughter in Mary B. (?)'s household on the 1920 Census at Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1740; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 517.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll T625_2019; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 1230.

Lillian Butler

F, b. 23 August 1902
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name3 September 1919As of 3 September 1919,her married name was Swisher.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth23 August 1902Lillian Butler was born on 23 August 1902 at Rock, Wisconsin.
Marriage3 September 1919She married John A. Swisher, son of Alonso Swisher and Mary B. (?), on 3 September 1919 at Winnebago, Illinois.
Census DateLocationDescription
1930Janesville, Rock, WisconsinLillian Butler was listed as wife in John A. Swisher's household on the 1930 Census at Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin.1

Children of Lillian Butler and John A. Swisher

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll 2610; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 224.0.

Roland L. Swisher

M, b. 12 December 1921, d. 18 October 2005
Father*John A. Swisher b. c 1897
Mother*Lillian Butler b. 23 Aug 1902
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 December 1921Roland L. Swisher was born on 12 December 1921 at Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin.
He was the son of John A. Swisher and Lillian Butler.
Marriage1946Roland L. Swisher married Elfride Ven Den Houdt in 1946 at Antwerp, Belgium.
Death18 October 2005Roland L. Swisher died on 18 October 2005 at age 83 Roland Swisher, 83, of Janesville, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Skaalen Home in Stoughton. He was born on Dec. 12, 1921, in Whitewater, WI, the son of John and Lillian Swisher. He was united in marriage to Elfride Ven Den Houdt in 1946 in Antwerp, Belgium, where they met while Roland was serving as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was a 50-year member of the plasters and cement masons union, having held a certificate of apprenticeship since 1954. He was formerly employed by Stanley Anderson, Bruce Anderson, Floyd Behling and Wellnitz Builders. As a young adult, Roland played hockey for the Janesville Bluebirds team. He continued his passion for the sport throughout his life. Roland is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Elfride Swisher; a son, John (Cheryel) Swisher of Johnson Creek, WI; 3 daughters: Lillian Rudolph (Jeff) of Beloit, WI, Rose Marie (Dennis) Gosda of New Lisbon, WI, and Jacqueline (Warren) Johnson of Janesville; 8 grandchildren: Angel, Jason, Jennifer, John, Crystal, Marie, Madalyn, and Sadie; 5 great-grandchildren: Shaylynn, Stevie, Austin, Amy, and John; a sister, Dorothy (Jim) Schoephoerster; and 2 brothers, Duane (Betty) Swisher and Don (Geraldine) Swisher. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Bernita; son-in-law, Pat Rudolph; 2 grandsons, Keith and John; and a brother. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at MILTON LAWNS MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL, 2200 Milton Ave., Janesville, with Rev. Judi Huseth of St. John Lutheran Church officiating. A visitation will be held at the MILTON LAWNS MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL from 12 noon until the time of services on Friday. Following cremation, burial will be in Milton Lawns. Assisting with arrangements is HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, Janesville.
Census DateLocationDescription
1930Janesville, Rock, WisconsinRoland L. Swisher was listed as a son in John A. Swisher's household on the 1930 Census at Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin.1
  • On 10 September 1942 at U.S. World War II Army Enlistment, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Name: Roland L Swisher
    Birth Year: 1922
    Race: White, citizen (White)
    Nativity State or Country: Wisconsin
    State of Residence: Wisconsin
    County or City: Rock

    Enlistment Date: 10 Sep 1942
    Enlistment State: Wisconsin
    Enlistment City: Milwaukee
    Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
    Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
    Grade: Private
    Grade Code: Private
    Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
    Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
    Source: Civil Life

    Education: 3 years of high school
    Civil Occupation: Unskilled occupations in trades and services, n.e.c.
    Marital Status: Single, without dependents
    Height: 67
    Weight: 145.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll 2610; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 224.0.

Donald Leroy Swisher

M, b. 18 February 1924, d. 3 April 2006
Father*John A. Swisher b. c 1897
Mother*Lillian Butler b. 23 Aug 1902
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDonald Leroy Swisher was also known as Don.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 February 1924Donald Leroy Swisher was born on 18 February 1924 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of John A. Swisher and Lillian Butler.
Marriage1943Donald Leroy Swisher married Juanita June Hessenauer in 1943.
Death3 April 2006Donald Leroy Swisher died on 3 April 2006 at age 82 Donald L. Swisher, 82, of 1510 Greenwich Ln., died on Monday, April 3, 2006, at Edgerton Health Care Services. He was born in Whitewater on Feb. 18, 1924, the son of John and Lillian (Butler) Swisher. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and married Juanita Hessenauer in 1943; she preceded him in death in 1982. Donald had been a Janesville resident most of his life and had been employed by JATCO (Allied) for 29 years, retiring in 1986. He married Geraldine M. Lindsay Dickson on April 16, 1983, at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Donald was a member of First Lutheran Church, UAW Local 95, and life member of the VFW Post 1621. He liked woodworking, bowling, snowmobiling, deer hunting, getting away to the cabin in Adams Friendship, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; 2 children, Don K. (Ruth) Swisher of Janesville and Debbie (Larry) Engelbert of Millington, TN; 4 grandchildren: Brenda (friend, Scott) Poteat, Dale (friend, Kenny) Poteat, Chad Engelbert and Jodi (Steve) Holt; 4 great-grandchildren: Andrew, Jacob, Brittany and Dakota; 3 stepchildren: John Dickson of Janesville, Robert Dickson of Rockford, IL, and Timothy (Jan) Dickson of Huntington, IN; 11 stepgrandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; 7 stepgreat-great-grandchildren; a brother, Duane (Betty) Swisher, Sr. of Janesville; and a sister, Dorothy (Jim) Schoephoerster. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Juanita; daughter, Bonnie Peich; son, Dennis who died in infancy; and brother, Rolland Swisher. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 7, 2006, at FIRST Lutheran Church , with Rev. James Melvin officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with full Military Honors. Friends may call on Thursday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME.
Census DateLocationDescription
1930Janesville, Rock, WisconsinDonald Leroy Swisher was listed as a son in John A. Swisher's household on the 1930 Census at Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin.1

Children of Donald Leroy Swisher and Juanita June Hessenauer

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll 2610; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 224.0.

John Swisher Jr.

M, b. circa 1926, d. before 1936
Father*John A. Swisher b. c 1897
Mother*Lillian Butler b. 23 Aug 1902
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1926John Swisher Jr. was born circa 1926 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of John A. Swisher and Lillian Butler.
Deathbefore 1936John Swisher Jr. died before 1936 at died in infancy.
Census DateLocationDescription
1930Janesville, Rock, WisconsinJohn Swisher Jr. was listed as a son in John A. Swisher's household on the 1930 Census at Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll 2610; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 224.0.

Dorothy Irene Swisher

F, b. 5 December 1928, d. 6 March 2007
Father*John A. Swisher b. c 1897
Mother*Lillian Butler b. 23 Aug 1902
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name19 January 1957As of 19 January 1957,her married name was Schoephoerster.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 December 1928Dorothy Irene Swisher was born on 5 December 1928 at Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of John A. Swisher and Lillian Butler.
Marriage19 January 1957Dorothy Irene Swisher married James A. Schoephoerster, son of Albert Schoephoerster and Bernita Barth, on 19 January 1957 at First English Lutheran Church, Whitewater, Wisconsin.
Death6 March 2007Dorothy Irene Swisher died on 6 March 2007 at age 78 Dorothy Irene Schoephoerster, 78, of Janesville, died Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at Rock Haven Nursing Home. Dorothy was born on Dec. 5, 1928, in Janesville, the daughter of John and Lillian (Butler) Swisher. She was married to James A. Schoephoerster on January 19, 1957, in Whitewater. Dorothy was employed by Mercy Hospital for 38 years, beginning in the laundry, and then transferring to S.P.D. She was a member of First Christian Church. Mrs. Schoephoerster is survived by her husband, James; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers: Roland Swisher, Donald Swisher, Duane Swisher, and infant, John Swisher Jr; and a sister, infant, Margaret Swisher. Private services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2007, in Milton Lawns memorial Park Chapel, with burial to follow in Milton Lawns. Rev. Dee Ann Woods will officiate. Assisting the family is HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME.
Census DateLocationDescription
1930Janesville, Rock, WisconsinDorothy Irene Swisher was listed as a daughter in John A. Swisher's household on the 1930 Census at Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll 2610; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 224.0.

Elfride Ven Den Houdt

F, b. 14 July 1926, d. 29 January 2006
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1946As of 1946,her married name was Swisher.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 July 1926Elfride Ven Den Houdt was born on 14 July 1926 at Belgium also reported as 14 Jul 1924.
Marriage1946She married Roland L. Swisher, son of John A. Swisher and Lillian Butler, in 1946 at Antwerp, Belgium.
Death29 January 2006Elfride Ven Den Houdt died on 29 January 2006 at age 79.
  • Elfride Ven Den Houdt obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Johnson Creek, Jefferson, Wisconsin.
  • She was naturalized on 5 October 1949 at U.S. Naturalization Birth Date: 14 Jul 1926
    Birth Place: Belgium
    Age at event: 23
    Place of Residence: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa
    Date of Action: 5 Oct 1949.

Pat Rudolph

M, d. before October 2005
Life EventDateDescription
Deathbefore October 2005Pat Rudolph died before October 2005.

James A. Schoephoerster

M, b. 7 December 1930, d. 17 April 2013
Father*Albert Schoephoerster
Mother*Bernita Barth
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJames A. Schoephoerster was also known as Jim.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 December 1930James A. Schoephoerster was born on 7 December 1930.
He was the son of Albert Schoephoerster and Bernita Barth.
Marriage19 January 1957James A. Schoephoerster married Dorothy Irene Swisher, daughter of John A. Swisher and Lillian Butler, on 19 January 1957 at First English Lutheran Church, Whitewater, Wisconsin.
Death17 April 2013James A. Schoephoerster died on 17 April 2013 at age 82 James A. Schoephoerster, 82, a long-time Janesville resident died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital. He was born on December 7, 1930 at Whitewater, the son of Albert and Bernita (Barth) Schoephoerster. He married Dorothy Swisher on January 19, 1957 at First English Lutheran Church in Whitewater. James retired from the paint department at Stoughton Trailers. He was a member of First Christian Church, Janesville. He had been active as a Boy Scout leader. James enjoyed watching baseball and had a real love for his church. For the past 6 years, he resided at the Heartwarming House in Milton.
Survivors include 2 sisters, Betty Swisher, Shirley (August) Butler as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, on March 6, 2007. His parents and 1 sister, Carol Butts also preceded him in death.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23,2013 at Milton Lawns Memorial Park Chapel, 2200 Milton Avenue, Janesville. Pastor Dee Ann Woods will officiate. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church. Henke-Clarson Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

Duane Swisher

M, b. 14 December 1933, d. 31 July 2006
Father*John A. Swisher b. c 1897
Mother*Lillian Butler b. 23 Aug 1902
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 December 1933Duane Swisher was born on 14 December 1933.
He was the son of John A. Swisher and Lillian Butler.
Death31 July 2006Duane Swisher died on 31 July 2006 at age 72 Duane Swisher, Sr., age 72, of 1115 Ravine St., died on Monday, July 31, 2006, at Mercy Hospital. He was born in Janesville on Dec. 14, 1933, the son of John and Lillian (Butler) Swisher. He attended Janesville High School and Blackhawk Technical College. Duane served in the US Air Force during the Korean War and married Betty Schoephoerster on Oct. 20, 1956, in Whitewater, WI. He had been a Janesville resident most all of his life. He was employed by Gilman Engineeering and was a member of Midwest Christian Church. Duane is survived by his wife, Betty Swisher of Janesville; 1 son, Duane Swisher, Jr. of Janesville; 3 daughters: Diane (John) Olson, Dorothi Ann (James) Mead both of Janesville and Judy (Lief Moore) Swisher of Orfordville; 4 grandchildren: Betsy (Matt Lindley, Sr.) Swisher of Beloit, Julie Mead, Geoffrey and Benjamin Olson all at home; 3 great grandchildren: Matthew Jr., Dominick and Kindalynn Lindley; 1 sister, Dorothy (James) Schoephoerster of Janesville; many nieces, nephews and other extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers: John Jr., Roland and Donald; and 1 sister, Marion. A Funeral Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, 2006, at Midwest Christian Church, 336 N. Jackson St., with Rev. Tom Carney officiating. Interment will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Friends may call on Sunday from 3:00 until the time of service at the church. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family.

Juanita June Hessenauer

F, b. 19 May 1927, d. 17 March 1982
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1943As of 1943,her married name was Swisher.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 May 1927Juanita June Hessenauer was born on 19 May 1927.
Marriage1943She married Donald Leroy Swisher, son of John A. Swisher and Lillian Butler, in 1943.
Death17 March 1982Juanita June Hessenauer died on 17 March 1982 at Rock, Wisconsin, at age 54.

Children of Juanita June Hessenauer and Donald Leroy Swisher

Ruth Galster

F, b. 24 April 1933, d. 30 May 2009
Father*George Galster
Mother*Emma Wincher
Ruth Galster Habeck Swisher
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1951As of 1951,her married name was Habeck.
Married Name10 April 1976As of 10 April 1976,her married name was Swisher.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth24 April 1933Ruth Galster was born on 24 April 1933.
She was the daughter of George Galster and Emma Wincher.
Marriage1951Ruth Galster married Wallace L. Habeck in 1951.
Death30 May 2009Ruth Galster died on 30 May 2009 at age 76 Ruth A. (Habeck) Swisher, 76, of Janesville, passed away unexpectedly at University Hospital in Madison on Saturday, May 30, 2009. Ruth was born on April 24, 1933, in Alma Center, WI, the youngest and only surviving of four children of George and Emma Winscher Galster. She moved to the Janesville area in 1950 and was a resident here the rest of her life. Ruth married Wallace L. Habeck in 1951. He died in October of 1974. She married Don K. Swisher on April 10, 1976. Ruth was formerly employed by JCPenney, Van Galder Bus Service, and Jacobson Bus Service. She especially enjoyed the time she spent driving bus for special education children. Ruth was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and Women of the Moose Chapter #477, holding an Academy of Friendship Degree from them. She enjoyed doing ceramics and other crafts.
Survivors include her husband, Don K. Swisher; children: Larry (Gala) Habeck of Riverview, FL, David (Juanita) Habeck of Janesville, Kandy (Jeffrey) Kirkpatrick of Janesville, and Scott (Linda) Habeck of Stephenson, MI; a daughter-in-law, Bernadette Habeck of Argyle, WI; grandchildren: Jennifer (Jason) Green of Valrico, FL, Andrew (Kim) Habeck of Brandon, FL, Rhonda Habeck (Jason Rowin) of Monona, WI, Michelle (Matthew) Boardman of Janesville, Jeffrey Wallace Jr. of Argyle, WI, Craig Dull of Milwaukee, Keith Dull, serving in Iraq, Holly Kirkpatrick of Janesville, Jennifer Schroeder of Marinette, WI, Jana (James) Knapp and Jacob Habeck (Julia Smith), both of Menominee, MI; great-grandchildren: Adelaide and Kincaide Green, both of Valrico, FL, Amanda Unterfer (Habeck) and Ian Habeck, both of Brandon, FL, Dyllan Witt (Boardman) and Karter Boardman, both of Janesville, KayLee Habeck (Schroeder), Reilly Winters (Schroeder), Karra Winters (Schroeder), and Alana Schroeder, all of Marinette, WI, and Karissa Knapp of Menominee, MI.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Wallace L. Habeck; two children, Gary Lee Habeck and Jeffrey Wallace Habeck Sr; a grandson, Daniel Wallace Habeck; as well as her siblings: Everett, Marian, and Wendell.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville, with Rev. Guy Vogel officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, with a Women of the Moose service at 6:30 p.m., at the Henke-Clarson Funeral Home.

Children of Ruth Galster and Wallace L. Habeck

Bonnie J. Swisher

F, b. 13 August 1946, d. 6 February 2005
Father*Donald Leroy Swisher b. 18 Feb 1924, d. 3 Apr 2006
Mother*Juanita June Hessenauer b. 19 May 1927, d. 17 Mar 1982
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Poteat.
Married Name28 May 1994As of 28 May 1994,her married name was Peich.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth13 August 1946Bonnie J. Swisher was born on 13 August 1946.
She was the daughter of Donald Leroy Swisher and Juanita June Hessenauer.
Marriage28 May 1994Bonnie J. Swisher married Bruce E. Peich on 28 May 1994.
Death6 February 2005Bonnie J. Swisher died on 6 February 2005 at age 58 Bonnie J. Poteat Peich, 58, of Janesville, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, with her loving daughter and her family by her side. Bonnie was born in Janesville on Aug. 13, 1946, the daughter of Donald and Juanita (Hessenauer) Swisher. She graduated from Janesville Craig High School in 1964. Bonnie married Bruce E. Peich on May 28, 1994. She was employed by General Motors for 15 years and by S.S.I. Technologies for 4 years. Bonnie was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Scott Prechel) Poteat of Evansville; her son, Dale Poteat of Janesville/Chicago, IL; 2 grandchildren, Brittany Forrett and Dakota St. Clair; her father, Donald (Gerri) Swisher of Janesville; a brother, Donald (Ruth) Swisher of Janesville; a sister, Debbie (Larry) Engelbert of Tennessee; 4 stepgrandchildren: Carly, Caleb, Chloe White and Kristine Peich; special friends: Ken Currier, Marlene and Miranda Klipstein; and many other friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Peich, on March 20, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her mother; and infant brother, Dennis Swisher; and her beloved dog, Tinker. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, Janesville, with Rev. Paul Speerbrecker officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME.

Bruce E. Peich

M, d. 20 March 2004
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage28 May 1994Bruce E. Peich married Bonnie J. Swisher, daughter of Donald Leroy Swisher and Juanita June Hessenauer, on 28 May 1994.
Death20 March 2004Bruce E. Peich died on 20 March 2004.

Dennis Swisher

M
Father*Donald Leroy Swisher b. 18 Feb 1924, d. 3 Apr 2006
Mother*Juanita June Hessenauer b. 19 May 1927, d. 17 Mar 1982
Life EventDateDescription
Dennis Swisher was the son of Donald Leroy Swisher and Juanita June Hessenauer.
DeathDennis Swisher died at died in infancy.

Margaret Swisher

F
Father*John A. Swisher b. c 1897
Mother*Lillian Butler b. 23 Aug 1902
Life EventDateDescription
Margaret Swisher was the daughter of John A. Swisher and Lillian Butler.
DeathMargaret Swisher died at died in infancy.

Wallace L. Habeck

M, d. October 1974
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage1951Wallace L. Habeck married Ruth Galster, daughter of George Galster and Emma Wincher, in 1951.
DeathOctober 1974Wallace L. Habeck died in October 1974.

Children of Wallace L. Habeck and Ruth Galster

Gary Lee Habeck

M, d. before May 2009
Father*Wallace L. Habeck d. Oct 1974
Mother*Ruth Galster b. 24 Apr 1933, d. 30 May 2009
Life EventDateDescription
Gary Lee Habeck was the son of Wallace L. Habeck and Ruth Galster.
Deathbefore May 2009Gary Lee Habeck died before May 2009.

Jeffrey Wallace Habeck

M, d. before May 2009
Father*Wallace L. Habeck d. Oct 1974
Mother*Ruth Galster b. 24 Apr 1933, d. 30 May 2009
Life EventDateDescription
Jeffrey Wallace Habeck was the son of Wallace L. Habeck and Ruth Galster.
Deathbefore May 2009Jeffrey Wallace Habeck died before May 2009.

Everett Leroy Galster

M, b. 8 June 1911, d. 2 October 1985
Father*George Galster
Mother*Emma Wincher
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 June 1911Everett Leroy Galster was born on 8 June 1911 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of George Galster and Emma Wincher.
Death2 October 1985Everett Leroy Galster died on 2 October 1985 at age 74.

Marian Galster

F, d. before May 2009
Father*George Galster
Mother*Emma Wincher
Life EventDateDescription
Marian Galster was the daughter of George Galster and Emma Wincher.
Deathbefore May 2009Marian Galster died before May 2009.

Wendell Galster

M, d. before May 2009
Father*George Galster
Mother*Emma Wincher
Life EventDateDescription
Wendell Galster was the son of George Galster and Emma Wincher.
Deathbefore May 2009Wendell Galster died before May 2009.

John Lynaugh

M, b. September 1855, d. 1948
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohn Lynaugh was also known as Jack.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthSeptember 1855John Lynaugh was born in September 1855 at Wisconsin also reported as Sep 1860.
Marriagecirca 1892He married Julia A. Horrihan circa 1892.
Burial1948John Lynaugh was buried in 1948 at Calvary Rochester, Cascade, Olmsted, Minnesota.
Death1948He died in 1948.
Census DateLocationDescription
1900Salem, Olmsted, MinnesotaJohn Lynaugh was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Salem, Olmsted, Minnesota.1

Children of John Lynaugh and Julia A. Horrihan

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Salem, Olmsted, Minnesota; Roll T623_779; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 121.

Julia A. Horrihan

F, b. April 1867, d. 21 April 1947
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJulia A. Horrihan was also known as Horrigan.
Name VariationJulia A. Horrihan was also known as Horgen.
Married Namecirca 1892As of circa 1892,her married name was Lynaugh.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthApril 1867Julia A. Horrihan was born in April 1867 at Ireland also reported as Apr 1869.
Marriagecirca 1892She married John Lynaugh circa 1892.
Death21 April 1947Julia A. Horrihan died on 21 April 1947 at Olmsted, Minnesota.1
Burialafter 21 April 1947She was buried after 21 April 1947 at Calvary Rochester, Cascade, Olmsted, Minnesota.
Census DateLocationDescription
1900Salem, Olmsted, MinnesotaJulia A. Horrihan was listed as wife in John Lynaugh's household on the 1900 Census at Salem, Olmsted, Minnesota.2
  • Julia A. Horrihan immigrated in 1872.
  • She had 4 with 3 living in 1900 children.
  • She had 9 with 7 living in 1910 children.

Children of Julia A. Horrihan and John Lynaugh

Citations

  1. [S329] Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002 (published), Certificate Number: 010916
    Certificate Year: 1947
    Record Number: 1035217.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Salem, Olmsted, Minnesota; Roll T623_779; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 121.