Katharine M. Pluemer

F, b. 26 July 1896, d. 25 September 1904
Father*John Joseph Pluemer b. 16 Apr 1867, d. 17 Jun 1948
Mother*Margaretha Gertrude Reuter b. 19 Jan 1873, d. 31 Oct 1946
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationKatharine M. Pluemer was also known as Catherine M.
Census DateLocation
1 June 1900Potosi, Grant, WisconsinKatharine M. Pluemer was listed as a daughter in John Joseph Pluemer's household on the 1900 Census at Potosi, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Potosi, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T623; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 51.

Mary S. Guservelle

F, b. 17 October 1878, d. 16 March 1944
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name7 February 1900As of 7 February 1900,her married name was Gunkel.
  • Mary S. Guservelle was born on 17 October 1878.
  • She married John H. Gunkel, son of Henry Gunkel and Mary F. Veareck, on 7 February 1900 at Madison, Illinois.
  • Mary S. Guservelle died on 16 March 1944 at age 65.

Merceda Clara Tesmer

F, b. 3 October 1920, d. 22 November 1998
Mrs James W Kopp (Merceda Tesmer) 1944
Father*Louis W. Tesmer b. 20 May 1898, d. 3 Sep 1946
Mother*Clara W. Bussan b. 1899, d. 1975
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name28 August 1940As of 28 August 1940,her married name was Kopp.
Married Name10 January 1949As of 10 January 1949,her married name was Watson.
Census DateLocation
7 April 1930Smelser, Grant, WisconsinMerceda Clara Tesmer was listed as a daughter in Louis W. Tesmer's household on the 1930 Census at Smelser, Grant, Wisconsin.1
     In December 1944 Four generation photo Mrs James W Kopp (Merceda Tesmer) and daughter Shyrle Anne Kopp, grandmother Mrs Louis Tesmer (Clara Bussan) and great-grandmother Mrs John Bussan (Mary Schnerre).
Dubuque Telegraph Herald December 10, 1944 - Four generation photo Mrs James W Kopp (Merceda Tesmer)
Merceda Clara Tesmer and James Wilbur Kopp lived in September 1946 at Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin.

Child of Merceda Clara Tesmer and James Wilbur Kopp

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Smelser, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Page: 3B; Image: 754.0; Family History Library Film: 2342308.

James Wilbur Kopp

M, b. 19 April 1916, d. 30 March 1991
  • James Wilbur Kopp was born on 19 April 1916 at Grant, Wisconsin.
  • He married Merceda Clara Tesmer, daughter of Louis W. Tesmer and Clara W. Bussan, on 28 August 1940 at Grant, Wisconsin.
  • James Wilbur Kopp and Merceda Clara Tesmer were divorced before January 1949.
  • James Wilbur Kopp died on 30 March 1991 at Grant, Wisconsin, at age 74.
     James Wilbur Kopp and Merceda Clara Tesmer lived in September 1946 at Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin.

Child of James Wilbur Kopp and Merceda Clara Tesmer

Louis W. Tesmer

M, b. 20 May 1898, d. 3 September 1946
  • Louis W. Tesmer was born on 20 May 1898 at Wisconsin.
  • He married Clara W. Bussan, daughter of John Bussan and Mary A. Schnerre, on 14 May 1919.
  • Louis W. Tesmer died on 3 September 1946 at age 48 Louis W. Tesmer, age 48 years, died at the Wisconsin General hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 3, following an illness of about one year. His condition became critical a few days before his death and he was taken to the hospital the day before his death. Funeral services were held Sept. 6, 1946, at the Conchlen Chapel, Rev. F. X. Gray officiating. Internment was made in the Calvary cemetery, Platteville, Wis. Mr. Tesmer was born on May 20, 1898, at Colby, Wis., where he grew to manhood. He attended the Colby public school and graduated from the Colby high school. After finishing high school, he attended the dairy school at the University of Wisconsin and learned the cheese making trade. He went to Galena, Ill., in 1917 and operated the Vinegour Hill cheese factory for two years. On May 14, 1919, he was married to Clara W. Bussan of Galena, Ill. They moved to the Platteville vicinity in the year 1920 and operated the Maple Glen cheese factory for five years. Later they moved to the Long Grove cheese factory which Mr. Tesmer operated for 13 years. In 1939, the family moved to Platteville where Mr. Tesmer entered business. Due to failing health he sold his business on July 1, 1946. Surviving are his wife, a son, Dale, a daughter, Mrs. Merclan Kopps, both of Platteville, two grand children, two brothers, William of Colby and August of Spencer, and three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Leonhardt of Medford, Mrs. Olive Smith of Marshfield and Mrs. Anna Wolf of Colby. His father, mother and two brothers, John and Henry, preceded him in death.
Census DateLocation
7 April 1930Smelser, Grant, WisconsinLouis W. Tesmer was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Smelser, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Child of Louis W. Tesmer and Clara W. Bussan

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Smelser, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Page: 3B; Image: 754.0; Family History Library Film: 2342308.

Clara W. Bussan

F, b. 1899, d. 1975
Mrs Louis Tesmer (Clara Bussan) 1944
Father*John Bussan b. 16 Dec 1873, d. 12 Apr 1952
Mother*Mary A. Schnerre b. 21 Oct 1877, d. 12 Aug 1950
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name14 May 1919As of 14 May 1919,her married name was Tesmer.
Census DateLocation
7 April 1930Smelser, Grant, WisconsinClara W. Bussan was listed as wife in Louis W. Tesmer's household on the 1930 Census at Smelser, Grant, Wisconsin.1
     In December 1944 Four generation photo Mrs James W Kopp (Merceda Tesmer) and daughter Shyrle Anne Kopp, grandmother Mrs Louis Tesmer (Clara Bussan) and great-grandmother Mrs John Bussan (Mary Schnerre).
Dubuque Telegraph Herald December 10, 1944 - Four generation photo Mrs James W Kopp (Merceda Tesmer)

Child of Clara W. Bussan and Louis W. Tesmer

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Smelser, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Page: 3B; Image: 754.0; Family History Library Film: 2342308.

Shirley Anne Kopp

F, b. 13 October 1943, d. 4 May 2011
Father*James Wilbur Kopp b. 19 Apr 1916, d. 30 Mar 1991
Mother*Merceda Clara Tesmer b. 3 Oct 1920, d. 22 Nov 1998
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationShirley Anne Kopp was also known as Shyrle Anne.
Married NameHer married name was Laughton.
  • Shirley Anne Kopp was born on 13 October 1943 at Grant, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of James Wilbur Kopp and Merceda Clara Tesmer.
  • Shirley Anne Kopp died on 4 May 2011 at Grant, Wisconsin, at age 67 Shirley Anne Laughton, 67, of Platteville, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at her home of lymphoma cancer.

    Celebration of life will be at noon Saturday, May 14, at Melby-Bendorf Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Arrangements are pending.
     In December 1944 Four generation photo Mrs James W Kopp (Merceda Tesmer) and daughter Shyrle Anne Kopp, grandmother Mrs Louis Tesmer (Clara Bussan) and great-grandmother Mrs John Bussan (Mary Schnerre).
Dubuque Telegraph Herald December 10, 1944 - Four generation photo Mrs James W Kopp (Merceda Tesmer)

Olive Viretta Kennedy

F, b. 7 October 1887, d. 7 July 1943
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationOlive Viretta Kennedy was also known as Ollie V.
Married Name25 September 1905As of 25 September 1905,her married name was Whitley.
Census DateLocation
3 May 1910Atlas, Pike, IllinoisOlive Viretta Kennedy was listed as wife in Murty Alford Whitley's household on the 1910 Census at Atlas, Pike, Illinois.
8 January 1920Cuivre, Pike, MissouriOlive Viretta Kennedy was listed as wife in Murty Alford Whitley's household on the 1920 Census at Cuivre, Pike, Missouri.1
1930Saverton, Ralls, MissouriOlive Viretta Kennedy was listed as wife in Murty Alford Whitley's household on the 1930 Census at Saverton, Ralls, Missouri.2
1940Saverton, Ralls, MissouriOlive Viretta Kennedy was listed as wife in Murty Alford Whitley's household on the 1940 Census at Saverton, Ralls, Missouri.3
     Olive Viretta Kennedy had 3 with 3 living in 1910 children.

Children of Olive Viretta Kennedy and Murty Alford Whitley

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Cuivre, Pike, Missouri; Roll: T625_941; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 138; Image: 787.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Saverton, Ralls, Missouri; Roll: 1219; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0010; Image: 943.0; FHL microfilm: 2340954.
  3. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Saverton, Ralls, Missouri; Roll: T627_2142; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 87-10.

Calvin Frank Baum

M, b. 12 January 1921, d. 7 December 1922
Father*Frank Calvin Baum b. 3 Feb 1896, d. 11 Mar 1962
Mother*Lorain Elizabeth Kasparie b. 15 Jan 1900, d. 9 Jan 1966
  • Calvin Frank Baum was born on 12 January 1921 at Quincy, Adams, Illinois.
  • He was the son of Frank Calvin Baum and Lorain Elizabeth Kasparie.
  • Calvin Frank Baum died on 7 December 1922 at Quincy, Adams, Illinois, at age 1.

Lowell Oliver Bennett

M, b. 3 April 1918, d. 29 October 1943
Father*Elmer O. Bennett b. c 1893
Mother*Leta Albaugh b. c 1897
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLowell Oliver Bennett was also known as L. O.
  • Lowell Oliver Bennett was born on 3 April 1918 at La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.
  • He was the son of Elmer O. Bennett and Leta Albaugh.
  • Lowell Oliver Bennett married Fern Tate in 1941.
  • Lowell Oliver Bennett died on 29 October 1943 at Canton, Fulton, Illinois, at age 25 Lowell Bennett, 25, LaHarpe Trucker, Dies
    Midway witnesses said they saw the truck stop along the roadside at about 5 a.m. Friday and also that two other trucks parked in the same vicinity at approximately the same time. The other trucks drove on about 8:00 and when Bennett's truck did not move out at that time, they felt something was amiss and investigated. They found Lowell slumped over the wheel unconscious and noticed that by the position of his body and his hands he had perhaps in the haze of a sensation of approaching incapacitation managed mechanically to stop the vehicle.
    First reports confused friends here with the possibilities that Lowell had died of carbon monoxide poisoning or diabetic coma, but both possibilities were ruled out by medical attendants.
    It was a large crowd of truly mourning friends that went to the Banks funeral home on Sunday afternoon to pay their final respects at funeral services conducted by Rev. James Q. Moore. Interment followed in La Harpe cemetery.
    Lowell, oldest child of Elmer and Leta Albaugh Bennett, was born April 3, 1918 in LaHarpe and at his death was 25 years, six months and 26 days of age.
    He spent his boyhood on the family farm south of LaHarpe, receiving his elementary education at Tarman School and later attending LaHarpe high school.
    Mechanically minded and rugged physically, Lowell had a capacity for continued hard work that was exceeded only by his zeal and seeming hunger for work that would stagger most men. He worked for a time with well drillers and then entered the Pryor blacksmith shop. Later he and his brother, Lisle, purchased the shop and continued to run it quite successfully. Also they were associated in a trucking business, wherein they served many farmers of this community.
    Regardless of the task, Lowell accepted it with enthusiasm, always giving to himself, his employer and his patron the best that was his to give. He will be sorely missed by his parents, his brothers and sisters, his child and the many persons with whom he had enjoyed friendly dealings.
    Lowell was married to Miss Fern Tate of Lomax on February 21, 1941 and their union on February 21, 1941 was blessed by the birth of a son, Sheldon.
    Surviving are his parents, the small son and these brothers and sisters: Lisle, Harold, Mary Eileen, Loraine, Dean and Patsy Bennett, all of this city.
  • He was buried after 29 October 1943 at La Harpe Cemetery, La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.

John W. Lonsdale Jr.

M, b. 2 October 1929, d. 17 January 2007
  • John W. Lonsdale Jr. was born on 2 October 1929.
  • He married Loretta Anna Friede, daughter of Arthur William Friede and Violet Anna Breitzke, on 25 October 1952 at Watertown, Jefferson, Wisconsin.
  • John W. Lonsdale Jr. died on 17 January 2007 at Jefferson, Wisconsin, at age 77 Jan. 17, 2007 John W. Lonsdale Jr., 77, Fort Atkinson, Dunlap Memorial Home - Newspaper Location: Shelbyville, IL, US.
  • He was buried after 17 January 2007 at Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Wisconsin.
     In October 1955 at Wisconsin Suprise party for Marvin and Betty (Breitzcruetz) Friede who are moving to Florida with her parents.

Binkie G. King

F, b. 12 October 1923, d. 11 September 1989
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Lien.

Maurice Coppens

M
  • Maurice Coppens married Bessie Plowman, daughter of Charles Plowman and Sarah (?).
  • Maurice Coppens witnessed the marriage of Ned A. Plowman and Jean Lorraine Denny on 10 September 1955 at St. Phillip Neri (Rectory), Empire, Leelanau, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Coppens attended the Ned Plowman-Jean Denny wedding in Glen Arbor Saturday. Mr. Plowman is Mrs. Coppens' nephew. The Coppens were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Manning of Empire.

Maude Davis

F, b. 1897, d. 1992
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1918As of circa 1918,her married name was Plowman.

Children of Maude Davis and Chris Plowman

Earl C. Plowman

M, b. 13 October 1921, d. 4 January 2000
Father*Chris Plowman b. 28 Jan 1898, d. 12 Feb 1962
Mother*Maude Davis b. 1897, d. 1992
  • Earl C. Plowman was born on 13 October 1921 at Michigan.
  • He was the son of Chris Plowman and Maude Davis.
  • Earl C. Plowman married Esther A. Roush on 22 May 1948.
  • Earl C. Plowman died on 4 January 2000 at age 78 Earl C. Plowman, 78, of Empire, died Tuesday at his home.
    Born Oct. 13, 1921, in South Haven, he was the son of Chris and Maude (Davis) Plowman. On May 22, 1948, in Traverse City, he married Esther A. Roush, who survives.
    Earl was a 1939 graduate of Empire High School. He served with the U.S. Army Seabees during World War II in the Pacific. He was a member of the American Legion Post 199 in Maple City, Empire Masonic Lodge No. 597 F&AM. Earl also volunteered at the Empire Museum.
    He is survived by three children, Richard (Angela) Plowman of Empire, Janice (David) French of Bangor and Christine Plowman of Brooklyn; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Alan) Berish of Lansing, Julie (Shawn) Spencer of Denver, Jason and Jacquelyn Plowman of Empire and Marcus and Adam French of Bangor; and one great-grandson, Matthew Spencer.
    He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
    Graveside memorial services will be held in the spring at Rose Hill Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be directed to the Empire Museum or a charity of one's choice.
    The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.

Esther A. Roush

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name22 May 1948As of 22 May 1948,her married name was Plowman.

Paul E. Plowman

M, b. 1924, d. 1924
Father*Chris Plowman b. 28 Jan 1898, d. 12 Feb 1962
Mother*Maude Davis b. 1897, d. 1992

Betty Plowman

F, b. 1926, d. 1927
Father*Chris Plowman b. 28 Jan 1898, d. 12 Feb 1962
Mother*Maude Davis b. 1897, d. 1992

Richard Plowman

M, b. 1931, d. 1932
Father*Chris Plowman b. 28 Jan 1898, d. 12 Feb 1962
Mother*Maude Davis b. 1897, d. 1992

Gaylord Plowman

M, b. 1932, d. 1933
Father*Archibald A. Plowman b. 3 Nov 1892, d. Dec 1968
Mother*Manila M. Bumgardner b. 1898, d. 1967

John Bumgardner

M

Child of John Bumgardner and Cynthia Tunwell

Cynthia Tunwell

F, b. 24 November 1872
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1898As of before 1898,her married name was Bumgardner.
  • Cynthia Tunwell was born on 24 November 1872 at Michigan.
  • She married John Bumgardner before 1898.

Child of Cynthia Tunwell and John Bumgardner

(?) Tucker

M

Robert Lee McCaffrey Sr.

M, b. 1930, d. 1991

Children of Robert Lee McCaffrey Sr. and Donia R. Plowman

(?) Howard

M

Cynthia Louise McCaffrey

F, b. 26 June 1963, d. 5 October 2004
Father*Robert Lee McCaffrey Sr. b. 1930, d. 1991
Mother*Donia R. Plowman b. 18 Oct 1928, d. 30 Aug 2007
  • Cynthia Louise McCaffrey was born on 26 June 1963.
  • She was the daughter of Robert Lee McCaffrey Sr. and Donia R. Plowman.
  • Cynthia Louise McCaffrey died on 5 October 2004 at age 41 Cynthia Louise McCaffrey, born June 26, 1963, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004.
    Cynthia is survived by her son, Nicholas; mother, Donia McCaffrey; sister, Vicki Plamondon of Traverse City; three brothers, Roy (Diane) McCaffrey of Traverse City, Robert McCaffrey Jr. and Gaylord (Janet) McCaffrey of Lake Ann; and several nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Robert McCaffrey Sr; and sister, Jolin.
    Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be planned at a later date. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
    Arrangements have been entrusted to the Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City.

Vicki Dee McCaffrey

F, b. 14 September 1953, d. 12 September 2006
Father*Robert Lee McCaffrey Sr. b. 1930, d. 1991
Mother*Donia R. Plowman b. 18 Oct 1928, d. 30 Aug 2007
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Plamondon.
  • Vicki Dee McCaffrey was born on 14 September 1953.
  • She was the daughter of Robert Lee McCaffrey Sr. and Donia R. Plowman.
  • Vicki Dee McCaffrey died on 12 September 2006 at age 52 Vicki Dee Plamondon, 52, of Traverse City, died Sept. 12.

Robert Lee McCaffrey Jr.

M, b. 25 February 1952, d. 22 August 2010
Father*Robert Lee McCaffrey Sr. b. 1930, d. 1991
Mother*Donia R. Plowman b. 18 Oct 1928, d. 30 Aug 2007
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRobert Lee McCaffrey Jr. was also known as Bobby.
  • Robert Lee McCaffrey Jr. was born on 25 February 1952 at Michigan.
  • He was the son of Robert Lee McCaffrey Sr. and Donia R. Plowman.
  • Robert Lee McCaffrey Jr. died on 22 August 2010 at age 58 Robert Lee "Bob" McCaffrey Jr., age 58, of Lake Ann, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Maple Valley Nursing Home in Maple City. He was born Feb. 25, 1952, in Traverse City, the son of the late Robert Sr. and Donia (Plowman) McCaffrey.

    Bob worked as an auto mechanic and construction worker and most recently was employed with S. Basch and Son.

    Bob enjoyed fishing, hunting and being outdoors. He also liked to ride his motorcycle.

    He is survived by his daughter, Amy Ransom, of Tucson, Ariz; five grandchildren, Blake, David, Kevin, Wyatt and Kayla; his brothers, Gaylord (Janet) McCaffrey, of Lake Ann, and Roy (Dianna) McCaffrey, of Yuma, Ariz. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, and numerous friends.

    Bob was also preceded in death by his three sisters, Jolin, Vicki and Cynthia; and his nephew, Russell.

    Cremation has taken place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Manistee. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

    The family extends a special thanks to the staffs at Munson Medical Center, Hospice of Michigan and Maple Valley Nursing Home.

    Please share memories with the family at Robert's online guestbook at right.

    The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Oak Grove Cremation Center.

Jolin McCaffrey

F, b. 1949, d. 1967
Father*Robert Lee McCaffrey Sr. b. 1930, d. 1991
Mother*Donia R. Plowman b. 18 Oct 1928, d. 30 Aug 2007
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJolin McCaffrey was also known as Jo-Lin.

Russell Joseph McCaffrey

M, b. 17 July 1971, d. 25 February 2004
  • Russell Joseph McCaffrey was born on 17 July 1971 at Michigan.
  • He died on 25 February 2004 at age 32 Russell Joseph McCaffrey, 32, of Lake Ann, died on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at his residence. He was born on July 17, 1971, in Traverse City.
    Russell had worked as an automotive and truck mechanic, and also as a truck driver.
    In his spare time, he enjoyed going four-wheeling. Most of all, Russell loved spending time with his daughter, Jayde.
    Russell is survived by his daughter and her mother, Jayde McCaffrey and Miranda Arlt of Kingsley; his father, Gaylord (Janet) McCaffrey of Lake Ann; his mother, Jo (Cleaton) Cantrell of Suttons Bay; his maternal grandmother, Nettie Keusch of Traverse City; his paternal grandmother, Donia McCaffrey of Traverse City; his stepgrandmother, Prudence Gaines of Frankfort; his stepgrandmother, Diane (Dale) Redmond of Grawn; his stepgrandfather, Red Cantrell of Florida; seven sisters, Meggan (Daniel) Eager of Lake Leelanau, Prudence Stroh of Copemish, Penelope (Ray) Cox of Copemish, Priscilla Hard of Lake Ann, Jessica (George) Moreno of Lake Ann, Michelle (Rex) Lindstrom of Indiana, and Maranda Cantrell of Suttons Bay; one brother, John (Cristy) Cantrell of Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2004, at the Strongheart Center in Peshawbestown.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the fund for his daughter, Jayde McCaffrey.
    Arrangements are being handled by the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah.