Frederick Michael Grauvogl

M, b. 5 March 1893, d. 10 March 1978
Father*Joseph Grauvogl b. Aug 1849, d. a 1910
Mother*Mary (?) b. Aug 1852, d. a 1910
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrederick Michael Grauvogl was also known as Fred.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 March 1893Frederick Michael Grauvogl was born on 5 March 1893 at Wisconsin also reported as Mar 1894.
He was the son of Joseph Grauvogl and Mary (?).
Marriagecirca 1921Frederick Michael Grauvogl married Agnes A. Davey circa 1921.
Death10 March 1978Frederick Michael Grauvogl died on 10 March 1978 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 85.
Census DateLocationDescription
13 June 1900Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinFrederick Michael Grauvogl was listed as a son in Joseph Grauvogl's household on the 1900 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Child of Frederick Michael Grauvogl and Agnes A. Davey

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1816; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 134.

Kenneth Ferstl

M, b. 31 May 1940, d. 20 September 2018
Father*Joseph H. Ferstl b. 19 Mar 1912, d. 1 May 1995
Mother*Vera T. Grauvogl b. 11 Nov 1918, d. 11 Oct 2002
Kenneth Ferstl 1958 senior portrait Webb High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageKenneth Ferstl married an unknown person.
Birth31 May 1940He was born on 31 May 1940 at Richland Center, Richland, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Joseph H. Ferstl and Vera T. Grauvogl.
Death20 September 2018Kenneth Ferstl died on 20 September 2018 at age 78 Kenneth L. Ferstl died September 20, 2018 in Denton, TX. He was born on May 31, 1940 in Richland Center, Wisconsin to Joseph Ferstl and Vera T. Grauvogl Ferstl.

Ken Ferstl received three academic degrees. He earned the Bachelor of Music degree in music education at what is now the University of North Texas. He worked at the Willis Library (UNT) as a cataloguer during 1963-64. He next studied for the Master of Library Science degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received the degree in 1967.

Ken and Sondra returned to Denton in 1969 where Ken was appointed an instructor in the School of Library & Information Sciences. Except for a stint as a librarian at the Emily Fowler Public Library in Denton, Ken taught at the University of North Texas for 20 ½ years. He left in the early 1970’s to study at Indiana University – Bloomington where he received the Ph.D. in Library Science (1977).

Ken’s specialties in librarianship were cataloging and classification, public libraries, and young adult services. He was particularly active in the Texas Library Association, serving as Program Co-Chair for several of the annual conferences.

Following a stroke and brain aneurysm in 1993, Ken took disability retirement. He recovered sufficiently to travel with Sondra and to enjoy attending opera and theatre performances, particularly in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Ken also served two terms as chair of the Public Library Board.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sondra, his sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Dick Abbott, and his brother, Allen Ferstl. He is survived by his twin sister Karen Ferstl; his sister Kolleen Johnson, his sister-in-law, Sue Ferstl, and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Roselawn Memorial Park, Denton.
  • Kenneth Ferstl graduated in 1958 at Webb High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Mary Lynn Jo Ferstl

F, b. 16 February 1943, d. 25 April 2018
Father*Joseph H. Ferstl b. 19 Mar 1912, d. 1 May 1995
Mother*Vera T. Grauvogl b. 11 Nov 1918, d. 11 Oct 2002
Mary Ferstl 1961 senior portrait Webb High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Abbott.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMary Lynn Jo Ferstl married Richard H. Abbott.
Birth16 February 1943Mary Lynn Jo Ferstl was born on 16 February 1943 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Joseph H. Ferstl and Vera T. Grauvogl.
Death25 April 2018Mary Lynn Jo Ferstl died on 25 April 2018 at Wisconsin at age 75 Mary Lynn Jo Abbott (nee Ferstl) age 75 of Hartford, Wisconsin passed away peacefully and comfortably on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Kathy Hospice in West Bend, WI.

Mary was born February 16, 1943 in Reedsburg, WI to Vera T. (nee Grauvogl) and Joseph H. Ferstl. She was united in marriage to Richard H. Abbott “Dick” on October 16, 1971 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg. She graduated St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Marshfield, WI and was a registered nurse at Hartford Memorial Hospital for 30 years. After retirement she was a volunteer at the hospital’s gift shop for several years. Together, Mary and Dick were longtime members of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Hartford. She was a member of the Hartford Senior Friends and also a past president of the Edgewater Condominiums Association. Mary enjoyed: baking for her family and for church functions, bowling, crocheting, knitting, crossword puzzles and word searches, reading Danielle Steele books, watching Wheel of Fortune and shows at the Fireside Dinner Theatre, taking day bus trips with Dick, and most of all she loved time with her family and taking care of her grandchildren.

Mary is survived by her loving children, Brian (Sara) Abbott of Cornell, James “Jim” Abbott of Hartford, and Lynn (Dan) Biertzer of Hartford; cherished grandchildren, Grady and Emma Abbott of Cornell, and Evan and Lucy Biertzer of Hartford; dear siblings, Karen Ferstl of Sheboygan, Kenneth Ferstl of Denton, Texas, Kolleen Johnson of Cottage Grove; dear siblings-in-law, Sue Ferstl of La Valle; Dorothy Waddell of Grafton, Lenore Abbott of Cudahy, Douglas (Sue) Abbott of Waukesha, and Dianne Abbott of Yucaipa, CA. She is further survived by loved nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 46 years, Richard H. Abbott; parents; parents-in-law, Douglas G. and Lucille E. (nee Wagner) Abbott; brother, Allen Ferstl; and siblings-in-law, Andrew Johnson, Sondra Ferstl, Donald Abbott and Tom (Delores) Abbott, and Tom Waddell.

Memorial Mass for Mary will be celebrated Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church (4886 WI-175 Hartford, WI 53027) with Fr. Davies Edassery officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Saturday from 9:00a.m.-10:45a.m. with fellowship to follow.

Inurnment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford, WI.

Allen J. Ferstl

M, b. 25 May 1955, d. 3 October 2015
Father*Joseph H. Ferstl b. 19 Mar 1912, d. 1 May 1995
Mother*Vera T. Grauvogl b. 11 Nov 1918, d. 11 Oct 2002
Life EventDateDescription
Birth25 May 1955Allen J. Ferstl was born on 25 May 1955 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Joseph H. Ferstl and Vera T. Grauvogl.
Death3 October 2015Allen J. Ferstl died on 3 October 2015 at age 60 Allen J. Ferstl, age 60, of LaValle, died suddenly on Saturday, October 3, 2015 in the Reedsburg Area Medical Center. He was born on May 25, 1955 in Reedsburg, the son of Joseph and Vera (Grauvogl) Ferstl. Allen was a 1973 graduate of Webb High School in Reedsburg. He also was a 1975 graduate from Madison Area Technical College. On April 28, 1990, he was married to the former Susan L. Schutt. Allen worked at Grede Foundry and then pursued a cheese making career. He enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing, was a Harley-Davidson enthusiast but most important was the time he spent with his girls. Survivors include his wife, Susan; two daughters: Danielle and Haley; four siblings: Karen Ferstl, of Sheboygan; Kenneth Ferstl, of Denton, Texas; Kolleen Johnson, of LaValle and Mary (Dick) Abbott, of Hartford; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter: Ariel, on February 9, 2003; his parents and his father and mother-in-law: Gene and Pat Schutt. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:30 A.M. on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg with Father David Carrano officiating. Private family interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday at the Hoof Funeral Home where a Scripture Service will be held at 7:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials toward an education fund for his daughters would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

Child of Allen J. Ferstl

Wilbert J. Gelhaus

M, b. 2 March 1916, d. 10 January 1998
Father*Joseph A. Gelhaus b. 30 Sep 1891, d. 1946
Mother*Anna Ruland b. c 1895, d. b Nov 1971
Life EventDateDescription
Birth2 March 1916Wilbert J. Gelhaus was born on 2 March 1916.
He was the son of Joseph A. Gelhaus and Anna Ruland.
Marriage20 November 1942Wilbert J. Gelhaus married Evangeline M. Grauvogl, daughter of Alois A. Grauvogl and Mary A. Ostermeyer, on 20 November 1942.
Death10 January 1998Wilbert J. Gelhaus died on 10 January 1998 at age 81.

Helen C. Meise

F, b. 11 October 1921, d. 5 September 2011
Father*Henry Carl Meise b. 5 Oct 1886, d. 5 Mar 1986
Mother*Margaret C. Needham b. 22 May 1890, d. 30 Jan 1971
Helen C Bindl
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name18 April 1939As of 18 April 1939,her married name was Bindl.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 October 1921Helen C. Meise was born on 11 October 1921 at Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Henry Carl Meise and Margaret C. Needham.
Marriage18 April 1939Helen C. Meise married Michael Philip Bindl, son of Thomas H. Bindl and Veronica Pauline Dischler, on 18 April 1939.
Death5 September 2011Helen C. Meise died on 5 September 2011 at age 89 Helen C. Bindl, age 89, of Plain, passed away on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, surrounded by the love of her children. She was born on Oct. 11, 1921, the daughter of Henry and Margaret (Needham) Meise in Plain. Helen was married on April 18, 1939, to Michael P. Bindl. She was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church and loved cooking, baking, canning, gardening and flowers. Survivors include five children, Wayne "Buzz" Bindl of Spring Green, Connie (Leo) Ellefson of Middleton, Sandra Bindl and Ron Rego of Lone Rock, Gary (JoAnn) Bindl of Spring Green, Linda (John) Niesen of Cross Plains; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Gerald (Kathleen) Meise of Plain; two sisters-in-law, Helen Schulte of Hillpoint, and Leona Jacobson of Milwaukee; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Margaret Meise; her husband, Michael Bindl; a daughter-in-law, Geri Bindl; and two brothers, Louie and Earl Meise. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at noon at ST. LUKE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Plain. Father Mike Resop will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of Mass.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal September 8, 2011 - Helen (Meise) Bindl obituary
Census DateLocationDescription
4 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinHelen C. Meise was listed as a daughter in Henry Carl Meise's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 110.0.

Geraldine Marie Ederer

F, b. 5 February 1944, d. 4 November 2009
Father*Reuben John Ederer b. 3 Jul 1909, d. 8 Dec 1991
Mother*Dorothy Catherine Bauer b. 16 Jun 1913, d. 5 Oct 1990
Mrs Wayne Henry Bindl (Geraldine Marie Ederer) 1965
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationGeraldine Marie Ederer was also known as Geri.
Married Name26 June 1965As of 26 June 1965,her married name was Bindl.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 February 1944Geraldine Marie Ederer was born on 5 February 1944.
She was the daughter of Reuben John Ederer and Dorothy Catherine Bauer.
Death4 November 2009Geraldine Marie Ederer died on 4 November 2009 at age 65 Geraldine "Gerri", age 65, of Spring Green, passed away on Wednesday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born the daughter of Reuben & Dorothy (Bauer) Ederer. She was married on June 26, 1965, to Wayne "Buzz" Bindl. Gerri was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Plain. Gerri loved gardening, baking, cooking, spending time with her grandchildren and her flowers. Survivors include her husband, Buzz Bindl of Spring Green, WI; five children, Renae (Mike) Quale of Middleton, WI, Roger Bindl of Spring Green, WI, Rodney (Ruth) Bindl of Middleton, WI, Reggie (Ana) Bindl of Madrid, Spain, and Rita Bindl of Spring Green, WI; four grandchildren, Krysta and Michael Quale, and Hunter and Ashley Bindl; 10 siblings, Lee (Gene) Schmid of Plain, Alice (Delbert) Schutz of Waunakee, WI, Caryl (John) Nelson of Spring Green, WI, Marilyn (Jim) Maffet of Lakeland, FL, John (Ellen) Ederer of Spring Green, WI, Lois Roddick and Judy Ederer both of Waunakee, WI, Marge (Bruce) Hockensmith of Tampa, FL, Diane Ederer of Huntsville, TN, and Susan (Dave) Gill of Platteville, WI; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Reuben and Dorothy Ederer; and a brother, Gerald Ederer. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St Luke's Catholic Church in Plain. Father Mike Resop officiated.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal November 7, 2009 - Geraldine (Ederer) Bindl obituary

Harold C. Schulte

M, b. 27 February 1919, d. 17 February 2003
Father*John R. Schulte b. c 1885
Mother*Anna Seamandel b. c 1893
Life EventDateDescription
Birth27 February 1919Harold C. Schulte was born on 27 February 1919 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of John R. Schulte and Anna Seamandel.
Marriage15 August 1941Harold C. Schulte married Kathryn Pyffereon on 15 August 1941.
Death17 February 2003Harold C. Schulte died on 17 February 2003 at age 83 Harold C. Schulte, 83, died Feb. 17 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Sauk City, Wis. He was born Feb. 27, 1919, at Lime Ridge, Wis., the son of John and Anna Seamandel Schulte. He married Kathryn Pyffereon on Aug. 15, 1941. She died Oct. 11, 1965. He married Helen Bindl on July 12, 1969. He was a maintenance man for Ithaca High School until 1982 and farmed most of his life. Schulte was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church at Loreto, Wis. Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Joe Schulte of Ellinwood and Robert Schulte of Madison, Wis; three daughters, Mary Kay of Loyd, Wis., Alice Ann of rural Reedsburg, Wis., and Sandy of rural Hillpoint, Wis; one sister, Mabel Kitzke; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one great-grandson; twin great-granddaughters; one brother, Awald Schulte; and one sister, Alice Schulte. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Mike Resop officiating. Burial will be at St. Paul?s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Barton County Historical Society in Great Bend or Ellinwood Library Art Restoration Project, all in care of Kimple Funeral Home in Ellinwood. Great Bend (Kan) Tribune Feb. 20, 2003.

Aubrey Earl Jacobson

M, b. 19 March 1920, d. 4 May 1992
Father*Glen J. Jacobson b. c 1905
Mother*Edith L. Hughbanks b. c 1907
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAubrey Earl Jacobson was also known as Glen Aubrey.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAubrey Earl Jacobson married Marion E. (?).
Birth19 March 1920Aubrey Earl Jacobson was born on 19 March 1920.
He was the son of Glen J. Jacobson and Edith L. Hughbanks.
Marriageafter 1968Aubrey Earl Jacobson married Leona M. Bindl, daughter of Thomas H. Bindl and Veronica Pauline Dischler, after 1968 at second marriage for her.
Death4 May 1992Aubrey Earl Jacobson died on 4 May 1992 at age 72.
Burialafter 4 May 1992He was buried after 4 May 1992 at Bear Creek Cemetery, La Farge, Vernon, Wisconsin.

Henry Carl Meise

M, b. 5 October 1886, d. 5 March 1986
Father*Stephen Meise b. Sep 1853, d. 1947
Mother*Bertha Schroeter b. Mar 1854, d. 1933
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHenry Carl Meise was also known as Henry J.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 October 1886Henry Carl Meise was born on 5 October 1886 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Stephen Meise and Bertha Schroeter.
Marriage20 October 1909Henry Carl Meise married Margaret C. Needham, daughter of Lorenzo D. Needham and Margaret Voelkel, on 20 October 1909.
Death5 March 1986Henry Carl Meise died on 5 March 1986 at Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 99.
Census DateLocationDescription
18 June 1900Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinHenry Carl Meise was listed as a son in Stephen Meise's household on the 1900 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.1
1 June 1905Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinHenry Carl Meise appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Stephen Meise at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.
3 May 1910Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinHenry Carl Meise was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
1920Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
4 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.4
  • Henry Carl Meise obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Children of Henry Carl Meise and Margaret C. Needham

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1813; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 115.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1736; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 115; Image: 896.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2015; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 178; Image: 451.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 110.0.

Louis Mathew Meise

M, b. 1 January 1911, d. 14 December 1993
Father*Henry Carl Meise b. 5 Oct 1886, d. 5 Mar 1986
Mother*Margaret C. Needham b. 22 May 1890, d. 30 Jan 1971
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 January 1911Louis Mathew Meise was born on 1 January 1911 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Henry Carl Meise and Margaret C. Needham.
Marriage8 May 1936Louis Mathew Meise married Martha Elizabeth Bindl, daughter of Thomas H. Bindl and Veronica Pauline Dischler, on 8 May 1936.
Death14 December 1993Louis Mathew Meise died on 14 December 1993 at Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 82.
Burialafter 14 December 1993He was buried after 14 December 1993 at New Saint Lukes Catholic Cemetery, Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.
Louis M and Martha E Meise tombstone
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinLouis Mathew Meise was listed as a son in Henry Carl Meise's household on the 1920 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
4 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinLouis Mathew Meise was listed as a son in Henry Carl Meise's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
  • Louis Mathew Meise obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2015; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 178; Image: 451.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 110.0.

Earl F. Meise

M, b. 18 December 1914, d. 11 April 1977
Father*Henry Carl Meise b. 5 Oct 1886, d. 5 Mar 1986
Mother*Margaret C. Needham b. 22 May 1890, d. 30 Jan 1971
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEarl F. Meise married Edna Celia Paulus, daughter of George J. Paulus and Anna T. Alt.
Birth18 December 1914Earl F. Meise was born on 18 December 1914 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Henry Carl Meise and Margaret C. Needham.
Death11 April 1977Earl F. Meise died on 11 April 1977 at Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, at age 62.
Burialafter 11 April 1977He was buried after 11 April 1977 at St Luke Catholic Cemetery, Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.
Earl F and Edna C Meise tombstone
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinEarl F. Meise was listed as a son in Henry Carl Meise's household on the 1920 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
4 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinEarl F. Meise was listed as a son in Henry Carl Meise's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
  • Earl F. Meise obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Arena, Iowa, Wisconsin.

Children of Earl F. Meise and Edna Celia Paulus

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2015; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 178; Image: 451.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 110.0.

Leroy Besitzky

M, b. 29 July 1913, d. 25 June 1988
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLeroy Besitzky was also known as Roy.
Name VariationLeroy Besitzky was also known as Besitzsky.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageLeroy Besitzky married Irene A. Needham, daughter of Joseph Edward Needham and Elizabeth M. Bindl.
Birth29 July 1913Leroy Besitzky was born on 29 July 1913.
Death25 June 1988He died on 25 June 1988 at age 74.

Paul Burt

M
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationPaul Burt was also known as Bunt.

Edna Celia Paulus

F, b. 15 January 1915, d. 29 August 1990
Father*George J. Paulus b. 30 Jul 1881, d. 1959
Mother*Anna T. Alt b. Jun 1883, d. 1963
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Meise.
Married Name26 April 1981As of 26 April 1981,her married name was Weiss.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEdna Celia Paulus married Earl F. Meise, son of Henry Carl Meise and Margaret C. Needham.
Birth15 January 1915Edna Celia Paulus was born on 15 January 1915 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of George J. Paulus and Anna T. Alt.
Marriage26 April 1981Edna Celia Paulus married Louis S. Weiss, son of Joseph Herman Weiss and Mary Schwartz, on 26 April 1981.
Death29 August 1990Edna Celia Paulus died on 29 August 1990 at age 75.
Burialafter 29 August 1990She was buried after 29 August 1990 at St Luke Catholic Cemetery, Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.
Earl F and Edna C Meise tombstone

Children of Edna Celia Paulus and Earl F. Meise

Ronald K. Meise

M, b. 1946, d. 1960
Father*Earl F. Meise b. 18 Dec 1914, d. 11 Apr 1977
Mother*Edna Celia Paulus b. 15 Jan 1915, d. 29 Aug 1990
Ronald Meise 1960
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRonald K. Meise was also known as Ronnie.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1946Ronald K. Meise was born in 1946.
He was the son of Earl F. Meise and Edna Celia Paulus.
Burial1960Ronald K. Meise was buried in 1960 at St Luke Catholic Cemetery, Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.
Ronald K Meise tombstone
Death1960He died in 1960 at drowned.
Funeral Services for Arena Drowning Victims, including Ronald Meise - 13 Aug 1960

Karen M. Meise

F, b. 11 June 1944, d. 14 August 2005
Father*Earl F. Meise b. 18 Dec 1914, d. 11 Apr 1977
Mother*Edna Celia Paulus b. 15 Jan 1915, d. 29 Aug 1990
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name29 May 1965As of 29 May 1965,her married name was Cresswell.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 June 1944Karen M. Meise was born on 11 June 1944 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Earl F. Meise and Edna Celia Paulus.
Death14 August 2005Karen M. Meise died on 14 August 2005 at age 61 Karen M. Cresswell, age 61, of Arena, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005, at her home. Karen was born June 11, 1944, in Plain, daughter of the late Earl and Edna (Paulus) Meise. She married Ronald Cresswell on May 29, 1965, at St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Mazomanie. He survives. Karen was a homemaker and worked for 10 years at the Pleasant Company in Middleton. Besides her husband, Ronald Cresswell Sr., survivors include two daughters, Lori Aegerter of Cross Plains, and Amy (Kyle) Butters of Newburg; a son, David (Anne) Cresswell of Janesville; nine grandchildren, Ashley, Jacob, Hannah, Andrew, Zachery, Ron, Jessica, Katelyn and Nathan; four sisters, JoAnne (Kenneth) Volk, Elaine (Al) Hellenbrand, Mary (Jack) Krueger, and Evy (Vern) Halverson; four brothers, Les (Connie), Terry (Deb) Richard, Danny (Donna) Meise; other relatives and friends. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ron Jr., a brother, Ronnie; a sister, Iris; father-in-law, Carroll Cresswell Sr; mother-in-law, Minnie Cresswell; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and June James; brother-in-law, Carroll Cresswell Jr; and a special nephew-in-law, Kenneth "Kris" Clark. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at ST. BARNABAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Mazomanie. The Rev. Father Jason Hesseling will preside. Burial will be in St. Barnabas Catholic Cemetery, Mazomanie. Friends may call on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the RICHARDSON - STAFFORD FUNERAL HOME, Spring Green, and again on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church in Mazomanie. Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home, Spring Green, is in charge of the arrangements.

Child of Karen M. Meise

Leslie Michael Meise

M, b. 21 December 1939, d. 26 November 2006
Father*Earl F. Meise b. 18 Dec 1914, d. 11 Apr 1977
Mother*Edna Celia Paulus b. 15 Jan 1915, d. 29 Aug 1990
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLeslie Michael Meise was also known as Les.
Name VariationLeslie Michael Meise was also known as Leslie.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 December 1939Leslie Michael Meise was born on 21 December 1939 at Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Earl F. Meise and Edna Celia Paulus.
Death26 November 2006Leslie Michael Meise died on 26 November 2006 at age 66.

Ronald Cresswell Jr.

M, d. before August 2005
Mother*Karen M. Meise b. 11 Jun 1944, d. 14 Aug 2005
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRonald Cresswell Jr. was also known as Ron.
Life EventDateDescription
Ronald Cresswell Jr. was the son of Karen M. Meise.
Deathbefore August 2005Ronald Cresswell Jr. died before August 2005.

Iris Meise

F, b. 11 May 1938, d. 20 February 1942
Father*Earl F. Meise b. 18 Dec 1914, d. 11 Apr 1977
Mother*Edna Celia Paulus b. 15 Jan 1915, d. 29 Aug 1990
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 May 1938Iris Meise was born on 11 May 1938.
She was the daughter of Earl F. Meise and Edna Celia Paulus.
Death20 February 1942Iris Meise died on 20 February 1942 at age 3.
Burialafter 20 February 1942She was buried after 20 February 1942 at St Luke Catholic Cemetery, Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.
Iris Meise tombstone

Carroll Cresswell Sr.

M, d. before August 2005
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageCarroll Cresswell Sr. married Minnie (?).
Deathbefore August 2005Carroll Cresswell Sr. died before August 2005.

Child of Carroll Cresswell Sr. and Minnie (?)

Minnie (?)

F, d. before August 2005
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Cresswell.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMinnie (?) married Carroll Cresswell Sr.
Deathbefore August 2005Minnie (?) died before August 2005.

Child of Minnie (?) and Carroll Cresswell Sr.

Carroll Cresswell Jr.

M, d. before August 2005
Father*Carroll Cresswell Sr. d. b Aug 2005
Mother*Minnie (?) d. b Aug 2005
Life EventDateDescription
Carroll Cresswell Jr. was the son of Carroll Cresswell Sr. and Minnie (?).
Deathbefore August 2005Carroll Cresswell Jr. died before August 2005.

Jerry E. Faber

M, b. 18 October 1936, d. 11 June 2017
Father*Joseph N. Faber b. 23 Aug 1896, d. 26 Apr 1985
Mother*Marie J. Wiedenfeld b. 11 Dec 1902, d. 28 Nov 1975
Jerry Faber 1954 graduation portrait Ithaca High School, Ithaca, Richland, WI
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 October 1936Jerry E. Faber was born on 18 October 1936 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Joseph N. Faber and Marie J. Wiedenfeld.
Death11 June 2017Jerry E. Faber died on 11 June 2017 at age 80 Jerry Faber, age 80, of Lone Rock, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at UW Hospital. He was born on Oct 18, 1936, the son of Joseph and Marie (Wiedenfeld) Faber. Jerry attended Holy Cross Seminary for 3 years, then being a “Gift to the Ladies” (according to his yearbook), he was welcomed into his senior year into Ithaca High School and graduated in 1954. He married the “love of his life” Dori Bindl at St. Killian’s Catholic Church on July 31, 1965.

Jerry Faber proudly ran a 300-acre dairy farm in the beautiful valley of Jaquish Hollow. Every acre had a touch of his creativity and love of craftsmanship. From the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home and gazebo that he designed and built by hand, to the farm pond he dug out himself so he could go have summer swims and fireworks with his family, to the outdoor trails he carved through the woods so his children could race on dune buggies, he truly created a farm that was an experience, for his wife, his family, his herd, and his legacy.

He carried these values with him when he and Dori sold their dairy farm and retired in 2007 to enjoy a quiet life in the woods of Lone Rock. He threw out his alarm clock and never looked back. Rooted in hard work, quiet generosity, and a determination that only a dairy farmer could have, Jerry lived each day with a full heart, a boisterous laugh, and ideally with the top down in his convertible after a swim in his pool till his final days.

Here’s to you our lovey, Dad, Papa, Bracka, Lolo, and Grandpa. You’ll be in our hearts forever.

Surviving include his devoted wife of 51 years, Dori (Bindl); his sons, Barry (Cyril) and Darek (Kari); his daughters, Deanna (John) and Jenny (Ryan); his grandchildren Madilyn (Nick), David (Alexis), Rylee, Jordan, Kendall, Cree, Chay, Coen, and Cora Faber; his brothers Norman (Marie), Fran (Sue), LaVerne (Donna); his sisters Sharon Lampman, Imelda (Harry) McCarthy, Mary Shields, and Colleen (Bob) Hargrave, as well as 3 great-grandchildren and 1 on the way. Many neighbors and friends survive him.

He was pre-deceased by his father, Joseph; his mother, Marie; his sisters, Eileen Eberle, Genevieve Faber; and his brothers, Wayne, Father Emmett, and John.

A Celebration of Jerry’s Life will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home in Richland Center. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.
  • Jerry E. Faber graduated in 1954 at Ithaca High School, Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.

Lucian Bowar

M, b. circa 1926, d. 10 October 1974
Father*Math Bowar b. c 1897
Mother*Crescence (?) b. c 1901
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1926Lucian Bowar was born circa 1926 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Math Bowar and Crescence (?).
Death10 October 1974Lucian Bowar died on 10 October 1974.
Lucian Bowar obituary 12 Oct 1974 Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI)

Bertha M. Ring

F, b. 2 January 1919, d. 27 June 2009
Father*William Ring b. Nov 1895, d. 1937
Mother*Margaret Nachreiner b. Dec 1889, d. 1947
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name16 November 1938As of 16 November 1938,her married name was Rieder.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth2 January 1919Bertha M. Ring was born on 2 January 1919 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of William Ring and Margaret Nachreiner.
Marriage16 November 1938Bertha M. Ring married Donald Rieder on 16 November 1938.
Death27 June 2009Bertha M. Ring died on 27 June 2009 at age 90 Our beloved mother, Bertha M. Rieder, age 90 of Plain, passed away very peacefully in the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 27, 2009. She was born on Jan. 2, 1919, in the village of Plain to Margaret (Nachreiner) and William Ring. She was united in marriage to Donald Rieder on Nov. 16, 1938, at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Plain. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald on March 7, 1984, as well as her parents and an infant sister, Philomena and brothers-in-law, Lucian Bowar, Edward Liegel, Victor Bindl and several other nieces and nephews. She is survived by her nine children, Harvey (Jean) Rieder, Stanley Rieder, Donna (Lee) Schultz, Dennis (Carol) Rieder, Mary (Pete) Schutz, Gilbert (Ruthie) Rieder, Thomas (Teresa) Rieder, Philomena (Paul) Endres and Arline (Joe) Hess; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four sisters; and a brother, all of whom loved and cherished her, and will continue to in memory and in our hearts. She was involved in her church circle, Council of Catholic Women (CCW), taught religious education, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Mom always loved to draw old barns, write stories about her happy childhood on the farm with her parents and siblings, play cards, and enjoyed flowers of all kinds. She loved to cook and bake, especially her famous cinnamon rolls, of which we all have our own story. She loved to walk barefoot, sing songs and sit on her front porch. Among Mom's many legacies she has left to us, her nine children, and all that knew and loved her, is her example of deep faith and trust in our Lord, as well as her strength of character, values, morals and above all, love. Although Mom is now just beginning a new life in Heaven, we will carry on that legacy to our own children and all we come in contact with. We will spread a little bit of her uniqueness throughout all of our lives, as a lasting tribute to her. She is already deeply missed. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 1, 2009, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a rosary following at ST. LUKE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Plain. A mass of christian burial will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at 11 a.m. with Father Mike Resop officiating; preceded by visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church.

Donald Rieder

M, d. 7 March 1984
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage16 November 1938Donald Rieder married Bertha M. Ring, daughter of William Ring and Margaret Nachreiner, on 16 November 1938.
Death7 March 1984Donald Rieder died on 7 March 1984.

Philomena Ring

F
Father*William Ring b. Nov 1895, d. 1937
Mother*Margaret Nachreiner b. Dec 1889, d. 1947
Life EventDateDescription
Philomena Ring was the daughter of William Ring and Margaret Nachreiner.
DeathPhilomena Ring died at died in infancy.

John N. Ederer

M, b. 3 July 1891, d. 30 January 1984
Father*Joseph Ederer
Mother*Margaret (?)
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 July 1891John N. Ederer was born on 3 July 1891 at Chippewa, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Joseph Ederer and Margaret (?).
Marriagecirca 1915John N. Ederer married Margaret C. Schutz, daughter of Michael Schutz and Catherine Kirschbaum, circa 1915.
Death30 January 1984John N. Ederer died on 30 January 1984 at Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 92 John N Ederer obituary.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal January 31, 1984 - John N Ederer obituary
Census DateLocationDescription
9 January 1920Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJohn N. Ederer was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
30 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
  • John N. Ederer obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Children of John N. Ederer and Margaret C. Schutz

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2015; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 164; Image: 76.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 123.0.

Florence C. Ederer

F, b. 8 March 1920, d. 30 July 2017
Father*John N. Ederer b. 3 Jul 1891, d. 30 Jan 1984
Mother*Margaret C. Schutz b. 26 Apr 1895, d. 30 Nov 1961
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name30 December 1940As of 30 December 1940,her married name was Sprecher.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 March 1920Florence C. Ederer was born on 8 March 1920 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of John N. Ederer and Margaret C. Schutz.
Marriage30 December 1940Florence C. Ederer married Harlan J. Sprecher, son of Arthur Roy Sprecher and Ethel Strait, on 30 December 1940.
Death30 July 2017Florence C. Ederer died on 30 July 2017 at age 97 Florence Clara (Ederer) Sprecher, age 97, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Greenway Manor in Spring Green. She was born on March 8, 1920, in Sauk County, Wisconsin, to John and Margaret (Schutz) Ederer.

Florence married Harlan (Chunk) Sprecher on December 30, 1940. They lived, worked, laughed, and loved together for almost 65 years, farming for more than 50 of those years. She was a proud member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Spring Green.

Florence’s pride and joy was her family, as anyone who visited her could see from the multitude of pictures on her walls! Together, she and Harlan raised ten children on several farms in the Spring Green area. Some of her sons continue working those farms today.

Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren always referred to her as ‘Gram,’ and Harlan was ‘Pop.’ When you made a visit to Gram and Pop’s home, you never left without having a meal or sweet treat. Gram loved to garden, cook, and bake. Harlan and Florence took great pride in their vegetable garden; her grandchildren have fond memories of snipping beans (and sneaking some to eat) with her. Gram and Pop’s food cellar contained many quarts of tomato juice, dill pickles, sauerkraut, and various canned fruits. Her baking specialties were raised donuts fried in lard, homemade cinnamon rolls, Christmas cookies, apple pies, and angel food cakes. She often had “help” in the kitchen from the younger members of the family! The grandkids also loved having sleepovers at Gram and Pop’s house, which always included having strawberries and milk with her homemade bread at breakfast. Euchre has been a solid Ederer/Sprecher family tradition since the beginning of time, and Gram was the best: If you played against her – it didn’t matter who her partner was – you were going to lose.

Florence’s faith was also very important to her. You could often find her in her chair holding her rosary and praying. Christmas has always been a major holiday for the Sprechers; every year, Gram went all-out to decorate the house, complete with not just one but TWO trees, at least one Holy Family display, yards of tinsel, and a myriad of ornaments, many of which are now extraordinary antiques. Naturally, there were the aforementioned cakes, pies, cookies, and doughnuts in abundance! Gram would also prepare goodie bags for the grands and great-grands and organize a visit from Santa.

Survivors include eight children: Jim (Caryl) Sprecher, Jerry (Peg) Sprecher, Jerome (Peggy Mockler) Sprecher, Jeff (Joan) Sprecher, of all Spring Green, Jannie Wille of Oregon, Joannie (Tim) Harrington of Arena, Jeanette Sprecher of Madison, and Joyce (Herb) Portz of Poynette; 19 grandchildren: Jacky Brings, Joette (Brad) Warren, Janelle (Terry) Siske, David Sprecher, Joni Sprecher, Marty (friend Sonja) Sprecher, Cheri (Tim) Jordan, Freeman (Lindsay Craig) Nelson, Jamie (Jen) Nelson, Michelle (Jeff) Weiss, Jason Sprecher, Bradley (friend Amanda) Wille, Stephanie (Alex) Johnson, Amery Harrington, Alex Harrington, Justin Pharo, Jarad Pharo, Marcus (fiancé Laura Senz) Portz, and Eric (Susan) Portz; 21 great-grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, 22 step great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law, JoAnne (Ted) Hosking, Mazomanie, son-in-law Freeman (Kathy) Nelson, Nova Scotia, Canada; sister Kathleen (Gerald) Meise; sister-in-law Caroline Ederer, brother-in-law Milton Sprecher, and sister-in-law Lorna Anderson and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Margaret Ederer; husband, Harlan Sprecher; son, John Sprecher, daughter, Juliene Nelson; daughter-in-law Vicki Sprecher, son-in-law Gary Wille; grandson Bob Brings; brothers: Alfred Ederer, Leo Ederer, Charlie Ederer, sister Loretta Scholl, brothers-in-law: Orville Sprecher, Ervin Sprecher, Marvin Sprecher, Walter Sprecher, Bob Erickson, Wayne Anderson, Leo Scholl, sisters-in-law: Molly Sprecher, Lorene Sprecher, Fern Sprecher, Buelah Sprecher, Arline Pace, Lorene Erickson, Shirley Sprecher, and Lucy Ederer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11:00am at St. John’s Catholic Church, 209 N. Washington St., Spring Green, WI 53588. Fr. Eric Nielsen will officiate with burial in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 4:00pm-8:00pm. and also on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 9:30am until the time of the Mass. The family would like to offer a special thank you to Father John Silva, Fr. Mike Resop, Father Scott Emerson, Dr. Ellen Wermuth, Lauri Liegel, Souls of Harmony and the staff at the River Valley Medical Clinic in Spring Green, Agrace Palliative Care, Agrace HospiceCare, and to the outstanding staff at Greenway Terrace and Greenway Manor. Your compassion and gentle care will always be remembered. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Florence’s name to St. John’s Catholic School.

The Richardson Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Census DateLocationDescription
30 April 1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinFlorence C. Ederer was listed as a daughter in John N. Ederer's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Children of Florence C. Ederer and Harlan J. Sprecher

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 123.0.