Amie M. McOscar

F, b. February 1899
Father*John McOscar b. Mar 1853, d. a 1930
Mother*Ida A. (?) b. Jun 1864, d. b 1930
Life EventDateDescription
BirthFebruary 1899Amie M. McOscar was born in February 1899 at Ohio.
She was the daughter of John McOscar and Ida A. (?).

John Tigges Jr.

M, b. December 1852, d. after 1910
Father*John Tigges Sr. b. Nov 1827, d. a 1910
Life EventDateDescription
BirthDecember 1852John Tigges Jr. was born in December 1852 at Germany.
He was the son of John Tigges Sr.
Marriagecirca 1880John Tigges Jr. married Mary (?) circa 1880.
Deathafter 1910John Tigges Jr. died after 1910.

Children of John Tigges Jr. and Mary (?)

Mary (?)

F, b. May 1859, d. after 1910
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMary (?) was also known as Maria (?).
Married Namecirca 1880As of circa 1880,her married name was Tigges.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthMay 1859Mary (?) was born in May 1859 at Germany.
Marriagecirca 1880She married John Tigges Jr., son of John Tigges Sr., circa 1880.
Deathafter 1910Mary (?) died after 1910.
  • Mary (?) had 5 with 5 living in 1900 children.

Children of Mary (?) and John Tigges Jr.

Lizzie Tigges

F, b. February 1884
Father*John Tigges Jr. b. Dec 1852, d. a 1910
Mother*Mary (?) b. May 1859, d. a 1910
Life EventDateDescription
BirthFebruary 1884Lizzie Tigges was born in February 1884 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of John Tigges Jr. and Mary (?).

Charles Tigges

M, b. May 1885
Father*John Tigges Jr. b. Dec 1852, d. a 1910
Mother*Mary (?) b. May 1859, d. a 1910
Life EventDateDescription
BirthMay 1885Charles Tigges was born in May 1885 at Nebraska.
He was the son of John Tigges Jr. and Mary (?).

Julius Tigges

M, b. January 1893
Father*John Tigges Jr. b. Dec 1852, d. a 1910
Mother*Mary (?) b. May 1859, d. a 1910
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJanuary 1893Julius Tigges was born in January 1893 at Nebraska.
He was the son of John Tigges Jr. and Mary (?).

Joseph Tigges

M, b. July 1899
Father*John Tigges Jr. b. Dec 1852, d. a 1910
Mother*Mary (?) b. May 1859, d. a 1910
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJuly 1899Joseph Tigges was born in July 1899 at Nebraska.
He was the son of John Tigges Jr. and Mary (?).

John Tigges Sr.

M, b. November 1827, d. after 1910
Life EventDateDescription
BirthNovember 1827John Tigges Sr. was born in November 1827 at Germany.
Deathafter 1910He died after 1910.

Children of John Tigges Sr.

Eugene Curran

M, b. 5 November 1929, d. 21 February 1997
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 November 1929Eugene Curran was born on 5 November 1929.
Death21 February 1997He died on 21 February 1997 at age 67.

Jerome L. Blaska

M, b. 4 July 1919, d. 2 May 2000
Father*John M. Blaska
Mother*Rose Schuster
Life EventDateDescription
Birth4 July 1919Jerome L. Blaska was born on 4 July 1919.
He was the son of John M. Blaska and Rose Schuster.
Marriage7 February 1948Jerome L. Blaska married Helen Curl on 7 February 1948.
Death2 May 2000Jerome L. Blaska died on 2 May 2000 at age 80 Jerome L. Blaska died early Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Evora Lodge after a brief illness at the age of 80. He was walking and talking until his last moments. He went out on his own terms, in command of his own turf, which is how he lived his life. Jerome raised a large and achievement-oriented family, ran a busy farm, was immersed in the civic life of his community, and was an active player in the state’s political scene. He was born July 4, 1919, to John M. and Rose (Schuster) Blaska on the family farm in the town of Sun Prairie, the middle of nine children and one of three to be born on Independence Day. He was always very proud of that and of his country. After graduation from Sun Prairie High School in 1937, he became the youngest fieldman for Oconomowoc Canning Company. His field crops, whether oats, barley, peas, corn, or tobacco, were always top notch. Later he became a tobacco buyer for P. Lorrilard Co. while still farming in the Town of Sun Prairie. In 1964, he served on the National Tobacco Industry Advisory Council. His mind never rested. One cold winter day he slipped while feeding the cattle and broke his leg. He spent the his convalescence devising a new way to feed livestock. His electric push-button system in 1958 was written up in the major farm magazines. He was proud of his service in World War 2 from 1942-46. He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. He cooked many hamburgers since then as an active member of VFW Post 9362 and American Legion Post 333. He fought for better farm prices and tax equity through his membership in Associated Milk Producers Inc., and as president of the Dane County Farmers Union, a position he held at the time of his death, some 25 years in all. He once grew a beard to protest high property taxes. At Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Church, where he was baptized, Jerome served as usher, was a member of the Holy Name Society, the Catholic Order of Foresters, and the Knights of Columbus. He built a bridge and washed spaghetti dinner dishes for Lions Club fundraisers. He was a volunteer firefighter, and — like his grandfather — clerk of Oak Lawn School, the one-room country school that he, his children, and his father attended. He was a founder of the Island Church Foundation, which maintained the church his German Bohemian great-grandparents helped build, southeast of Waterloo, in 1863. He served in the Wisconsin State Legislature, as had his father. First elected in a special election in April 1959, Jerome served four terms and rose to become a major player as chairman of the Assembly Highway Committee. He played a pivotal role in completing the interstate highway system. It was the achievement he talked most about. In 1960, desiring party unity, he was instrumental in throwing the state’s support to John F. Kennedy, even though he had been elected as a Hubert Humphrey delegate. He then spurned political rewards offered by the successful ticket so that he could remain on the farm. Born on Independence Day, he had to be his own boss. He was a Democrat who believed in growing the pie, not cutting it into ever thinner pieces. In later life he enthusiastically supported Governor Tommy Thompson, but beat him badly at euchre. But then, he beat everyone at euchre and sheepshead. In his retirement, he became an indefatigable walleye fisherman. He married Helen Curl of Bloomfield, Iowa, on February 7, 1948. They contributed to the Baby Boom six times: David (Marilisa) Blaska of Madison, J. Michael (Peggy) Blaska of Sun Prairie, Elizabeth Blaska, who died in 1997, William (Diane) Blaska of rural Reeseville, Jane Ann (James) Swodzinski of Neshkoro, Richard (Margaret) Blaska of San Francisco, and nine grandchildren. Jerome is also survived by brothers Gregory Blaska of Sun Prairie, Cyril of Oconomowoc, and sisters Evelyn Owens of Sun Prairie, Lila LaBarro of Sun Prairie, Burdette Blaska of Sun Prairie, and Elaine Wood, of McFarland, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his special friend, Katie Glab, of Sun Prairie. His sister Juanita “Dolly” Blaska and brother John Blaska preceded him in death. His life achievements were recognized nationally when he was chosen as one of 100 people, one born in each year of the 20th Century on the Fourth of July, to be pictured in the “Photo of the Century,” taken on July 4, 1999, in front of Independence Hall, Philadelphia. Monsignor Duane Moellenberndt celebrated his funeral Mass on Friday, May 5, at Sacred Hearts Church. Burial was at Sacred Hearts Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday evening at Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, 302 Columbus St., Sun Prairie. Jerome Blaska lived to serve.

Child of Jerome L. Blaska and Helen Curl

John M. Blaska

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJohn M. Blaska married Rose Schuster.

Children of John M. Blaska and Rose Schuster

Rose Schuster

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Blaska.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRose Schuster married John M. Blaska.

Children of Rose Schuster and John M. Blaska

Helen Curl

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name7 February 1948As of 7 February 1948,her married name was Blaska.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage7 February 1948Helen Curl married Jerome L. Blaska, son of John M. Blaska and Rose Schuster, on 7 February 1948.

Child of Helen Curl and Jerome L. Blaska

Elizabeth Blaska

F, d. 1997
Father*Jerome L. Blaska b. 4 Jul 1919, d. 2 May 2000
Mother*Helen Curl
Life EventDateDescription
Elizabeth Blaska was the daughter of Jerome L. Blaska and Helen Curl.
Death1997Elizabeth Blaska died in 1997.

John Blaska

M, d. before May 2000
Father*John M. Blaska
Mother*Rose Schuster
Life EventDateDescription
John Blaska was the son of John M. Blaska and Rose Schuster.
Deathbefore May 2000John Blaska died before May 2000.

Juanita Blaska

F, d. before May 2000
Father*John M. Blaska
Mother*Rose Schuster
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJuanita Blaska was also known as Dolly.
Life EventDateDescription
Juanita Blaska was the daughter of John M. Blaska and Rose Schuster.
Deathbefore May 2000Juanita Blaska died before May 2000.

Roland Ray

M, b. 1897, d. 1989
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRoland Ray married Florence Amy (?).
Birth1897Roland Ray was born in 1897.
Death1989He died in 1989.

Children of Roland Ray and Florence Amy (?)

Florence Amy (?)

F, b. 1893, d. 1980
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Ray.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageFlorence Amy (?) married Roland Ray.
Birth1893Florence Amy (?) was born in 1893.
Death1980She died in 1980.

Children of Florence Amy (?) and Roland Ray

Arlene Ray

F, b. 1929, d. 2019
Father*Roland Ray b. 1897, d. 1989
Mother*Florence Amy (?) b. 1893, d. 1980
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Jacob.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1929Arlene Ray was born in 1929.
She was the daughter of Roland Ray and Florence Amy (?).
Death2019Arlene Ray died in 2019.

Roland Ray Jr.

M, b. 1931, d. 2015
Father*Roland Ray b. 1897, d. 1989
Mother*Florence Amy (?) b. 1893, d. 1980
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1931Roland Ray Jr. was born in 1931.
He was the son of Roland Ray and Florence Amy (?).
Death2015Roland Ray Jr. died in 2015.

Iva Marie Ray

F, d. before March 2010
Father*Roland Ray b. 1897, d. 1989
Mother*Florence Amy (?) b. 1893, d. 1980
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Wilhelms.
Life EventDateDescription
Iva Marie Ray was the daughter of Roland Ray and Florence Amy (?).
MarriageIva Marie Ray married (?) Wilhelms.
Deathbefore March 2010Iva Marie Ray died before March 2010.

(?) Wilhelms

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Wilhelms married Iva Marie Ray, daughter of Roland Ray and Florence Amy (?).

Kathryn Ray

F, b. 1923, d. 1999
Father*Roland Ray b. 1897, d. 1989
Mother*Florence Amy (?) b. 1893, d. 1980
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Bixby.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageKathryn Ray married (?) Bixby.
Birth1923Kathryn Ray was born in 1923.
She was the daughter of Roland Ray and Florence Amy (?).
Death1999Kathryn Ray died in 1999.

(?) Bixby

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Bixby married Kathryn Ray, daughter of Roland Ray and Florence Amy (?).

Roscoe Ray

M, b. 25 July 1921, d. 15 September 1944
Father*Roland Ray b. 1897, d. 1989
Mother*Florence Amy (?) b. 1893, d. 1980
Roscoe Ray 1947 yearbook dedication page Richland Center High School, Richland Center, Richland, WI
Life EventDateDescription
Birth25 July 1921Roscoe Ray was born on 25 July 1921 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Roland Ray and Florence Amy (?).
Death15 September 1944Roscoe Ray died on 15 September 1944 at Germany at age 23.

Russ Austin

M, d. 19 November 1977
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage22 November 1950Russ Austin married Betty Jean Knowles, daughter of William Hay Knowles and Leona B. Doyle, on 22 November 1950.
Death19 November 1977Russ Austin died on 19 November 1977.

William Hay Knowles

M, d. 1959
Life EventDateDescription
Marriagebefore 1917William Hay Knowles married Leona B. Doyle before 1917.
Death1959William Hay Knowles died in 1959.

Child of William Hay Knowles and Leona B. Doyle

Leona B. Doyle

F, b. 1897, d. 1950
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1917As of before 1917,her married name was Knowles.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1897Leona B. Doyle was born in 1897.
Marriagebefore 1917She married William Hay Knowles before 1917.
Death1950Leona B. Doyle died in 1950.

Child of Leona B. Doyle and William Hay Knowles

John Baptist Bayer

M, b. 25 January 1895, d. 11 January 1959
Father*George Bayer b. May 1857, d. 1929
Mother*Barbara H. Ederer b. Jun 1863, d. 1949
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJohn Baptist Bayer married Clara E. (?).
Birth25 January 1895John Baptist Bayer was born on 25 January 1895 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
He was the son of George Bayer and Barbara H. Ederer.
Death11 January 1959John Baptist Bayer died on 11 January 1959 at Rice, Wisconsin, at age 63.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJohn Baptist Bayer was listed as a son in George Bayer's household on the 1920 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; includes grandson Alfred Hehemberger, age 5.1
1930Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJohn Baptist Bayer was listed as a son in Barbara H. Ederer's household on the 1930 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

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: 5A; Enumeration District: 164; Image: 78.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0013; FHL microfilm: 2342343.

George Bayer

M, b. May 1857, d. 1929
Life EventDateDescription
BirthMay 1857George Bayer was born in May 1857 at Germany.
Marriage7 June 1891He married Barbara H. Ederer on 7 June 1891 at Cook, Illinois.
Death1929George Bayer died in 1929.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinGeorge Bayer was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin, includes grandson Alfred Hehemberger, age 5.1
  • George Bayer and Barbara H. Ederer immigrated on 20 May 1891 to New York, New York, Place of Origin: Germany
    Port of Departure: Antwerp, Belgium
    Destination: Chicago, Illinois
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Friesland.

Children of George Bayer and Barbara H. Ederer

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: 5A; Enumeration District: 164; Image: 78.