Solomon James

M, b. 1 April 1855
Father*Benjamin James Jr b. 1805, d. 7 Oct 1863
Mother*Hannah Freestone b. 1826, d. 23 Jan 1868
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationSolomon James was also known as Selemen.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 April 1855Solomon James was born on 1 April 1855.
He was the son of Benjamin James Jr and Hannah Freestone.

Rhoda James

F, b. 14 August 1857, d. 29 January 1868
Father*Benjamin James Jr b. 1805, d. 7 Oct 1863
Mother*Hannah Freestone b. 1826, d. 23 Jan 1868
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 August 1857Rhoda James was born on 14 August 1857.
She was the daughter of Benjamin James Jr and Hannah Freestone.
Death29 January 1868Rhoda James died on 29 January 1868 at age 10.

Almon James

M, b. 14 August 1857, d. 14 February 1904
Father*Benjamin James Jr b. 1805, d. 7 Oct 1863
Mother*Hannah Freestone b. 1826, d. 23 Jan 1868
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAlmon James was also known as Almen.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 August 1857Almon James was born on 14 August 1857.
He was the son of Benjamin James Jr and Hannah Freestone.
Marriage18 September 1879Almon James married Maggie McCenkey on 18 September 1879.
Death14 February 1904Almon James died on 14 February 1904 at age 46.

Annon James

M, b. 10 December 1860
Father*Benjamin James Jr b. 1805, d. 7 Oct 1863
Mother*Hannah Freestone b. 1826, d. 23 Jan 1868
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 December 1860Annon James was born on 10 December 1860.
He was the son of Benjamin James Jr and Hannah Freestone.

Benjamin James Sr.

M, b. 1765, d. 1820
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBenjamin James Sr. was also known as Big Ben.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1765Benjamin James Sr. was born in 1765.
Death1820He died in 1820.

Child of Benjamin James Sr.

Mary Polly Cox

F, b. 1807, d. 1843
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name20 September 1827As of 20 September 1827,her married name was James.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1807Mary Polly Cox was born in 1807.
Marriage20 September 1827She married Benjamin James Jr, son of Benjamin James Sr., on 20 September 1827.
Death1843Mary Polly Cox died in 1843.

Child of Mary Polly Cox and Benjamin James Jr

David Abrahams

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage25 February 1864David Abrahams married Lydia James, daughter of Benjamin James Jr and Hannah Freestone, on 25 February 1864 at Madison, Iowa.

William Rutherford

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage1867William Rutherford married Susan James, daughter of Benjamin James Jr and Hannah Freestone, in 1867.

A. Bishop

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageA. Bishop married Martha James, daughter of Benjamin James Jr and Hannah Freestone.

Maggie McCenkey

F, b. 7 October 1861, d. 25 August 1952
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name18 September 1879As of 18 September 1879,her married name was James.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 October 1861Maggie McCenkey was born on 7 October 1861.
Marriage18 September 1879She married Almon James, son of Benjamin James Jr and Hannah Freestone, on 18 September 1879.
Death25 August 1952Maggie McCenkey died on 25 August 1952 at age 90.

Josephine Meier

F, b. 28 March 1921, d. 8 November 2001
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name21 November 1944As of 21 November 1944,her married name was Eischen.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 March 1921Josephine Meier was born on 28 March 1921.
Marriage21 November 1944She married John Lawrence Eischen Jr., son of John Eischen Sr. and Margaret George, on 21 November 1944.
Death8 November 2001Josephine Meier died on 8 November 2001 at age 80.

Marie (?)

F, d. before March 2012
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Eischen.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMarie (?) married Carl F. Eischen, son of John Eischen Sr. and Margaret George.
Deathbefore March 2012Marie (?) died before March 2012.

Edna J. Benston

F, b. 31 March 1902, d. December 1982
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Eischen.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEdna J. Benston married Sylvester John Eischen, son of John Eischen Sr. and Margaret George.
Birth31 March 1902Edna J. Benston was born on 31 March 1902.
DeathDecember 1982She died in December 1982 at age 80.

Harriet (?)

F, d. before March 2012
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Eischen.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHarriet (?) married George J. Eischen, son of John Eischen Sr. and Margaret George.
Deathbefore March 2012Harriet (?) died before March 2012.

Dorothy (?)

F, d. before March 2012
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Eischen.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageDorothy (?) married Edward Peter Eischen, son of John Eischen Sr. and Margaret George.
Deathbefore March 2012Dorothy (?) died before March 2012.

Celestine Corzilius

F, b. 30 July 1915, d. 12 February 2011
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Eischen.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageCelestine Corzilius married Harry John Eischen, son of John Eischen Sr. and Margaret George.
Birth30 July 1915Celestine Corzilius was born on 30 July 1915.
Death12 February 2011She died on 12 February 2011 at age 95 Celestine Eischen, the daughter of John and Josephine (Hecket) Corzilius was born on July 30, 1915 in Cherokee, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent near Maryhill where she attended school and graduated from Maryhill in 1928. After high school, she attended and graduated from Mount St. Mary?s in May of 1932. She worked at the AAA Office prior to her marriage. On January 18, 1944, Celestine was united in marriage to Harry Eischen at the Maryhill Visitation Catholic Church. She lived and worked in Cherokee her entire life. She was an avid card player and enjoyed quilting. On February 12, 2011, Celestine passed away at Country Side Estates in Cherokee at the age of 95. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry in 1980 and her daughter Ruth in 2008. She is survived by her children: Leo and Cathy Eischen of Cherokee, IA, Ralph and Barb Eischen of Minneapolis, MN, Monica Eischen and Tony Moulton of Atlanta, GA, and Mary and Scott Carnes of Cherokee, IA; seven grandchildren: Megan Eischen, Edi Eischen, Casey McKenzie, Emily Eischen, Tyler Eischen, Sarah Carnes, and Katie Carnes; two great-grandchildren: Britton McKenzie and Xavier McKenzie; as well as other relatives and friends.

Harold W. Donaldson

M, b. 12 May 1913, d. 27 September 1990
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 May 1913Harold W. Donaldson was born on 12 May 1913.
Marriage22 February 1938He married Rita Mary Rupp, daughter of Henry Frank Rupp and Anastasia Kohns, on 22 February 1938.
Death27 September 1990Harold W. Donaldson died on 27 September 1990 at age 77.

Children of Harold W. Donaldson and Rita Mary Rupp

Lester H. Donaldson

M, b. 27 December 1939, d. 11 June 2000
Father*Harold W. Donaldson b. 12 May 1913, d. 27 Sep 1990
Mother*Rita Mary Rupp b. 9 Sep 1918, d. 17 Jul 2010
Life EventDateDescription
Birth27 December 1939Lester H. Donaldson was born on 27 December 1939.
He was the son of Harold W. Donaldson and Rita Mary Rupp.
Death11 June 2000Lester H. Donaldson died on 11 June 2000 at age 60.

June Donaldson

F, d. 1954
Father*Harold W. Donaldson b. 12 May 1913, d. 27 Sep 1990
Mother*Rita Mary Rupp b. 9 Sep 1918, d. 17 Jul 2010
Life EventDateDescription
June Donaldson was the daughter of Harold W. Donaldson and Rita Mary Rupp.
Death1954June Donaldson died in 1954.

Ivan Bernard Rupp

M, b. 6 February 1932, d. 22 February 1996
Father*Henry Frank Rupp b. 9 Oct 1886, d. 13 Jun 1954
Mother*Anastasia Kohns b. Jul 1889, d. 28 Apr 1952
Life EventDateDescription
Birth6 February 1932Ivan Bernard Rupp was born on 6 February 1932 at Cherokee, Iowa.
He was the son of Henry Frank Rupp and Anastasia Kohns.
Death22 February 1996Ivan Bernard Rupp died on 22 February 1996 at age 64.

Gerald Meyer

M

Edna Adele Morris

F, b. 26 March 1920, d. 30 March 2012
Father*William Morris b. c 1892
Mother*Margaret Smolen b. c 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Walker.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEdna Adele Morris married Theodore Charles Walker.
Birth26 March 1920Edna Adele Morris was born on 26 March 1920 at New York City, New York.
She was the daughter of William Morris and Margaret Smolen.
Death30 March 2012Edna Adele Morris died on 30 March 2012 at age 92 Edna Adele Walker, 92, of Spartanburg, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Born March 26, 1920, she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret Smolen Morris, wife of the late Theodore Charles Walker, and sister of the late William Morris, Jr. Mrs. Walker was born in New York City, NY and lived in New Jersey and Vermont before retiring to South Carolina. Although she worked for many years, her primary career and joy was her family. She loved baking, and was an accomplished cake decorator. She spent many years supporting her husband's passion, barbershop singing, and was renowned for her afterglows. She also enjoyed painting and being active in her church. She leaves behind one son. Theodore Walker, Jr. and wife Aline of San Diego, CA; two daughters, Virginia (Ginny) Burgess and husband Dick of Spartanburg, and Dorothy Walker and husband Sam Aloni of Lilburn, GA; ten grandchildren, Theodore Walker, III, Anne Walker, Nancy Kaase, Caroline Walker and Morgan Walker of San Diego, CA, Meredith Gabbitas of Austin, TX, Barbara Burgess and Richard Burgess, Jr. of Spartanburg, Lindsay Finnegan and Asher Aloni of Lilburn, GA; 12 great-grandchildren (one of whom predeceased her), two great-great-grandchildren; dear friend Amelia Dickerson of Spartanburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. by the Rev. Alan Leonard. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 160024, Boiling Springs, SC 29316.

William Morris

M, b. circa 1892
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageWilliam Morris married Margaret Smolen.
Birthcirca 1892William Morris was born circa 1892 at New York.

Children of William Morris and Margaret Smolen

Margaret Smolen

F, b. circa 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Morris.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMargaret Smolen married William Morris.
Birthcirca 1892Margaret Smolen was born circa 1892 at New York.

Children of Margaret Smolen and William Morris

Theodore Charles Walker

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageTheodore Charles Walker married Edna Adele Morris, daughter of William Morris and Margaret Smolen.

William Morris Morris Jr.

M, b. circa 1917
Father*William Morris b. c 1892
Mother*Margaret Smolen b. c 1892
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1917William Morris Morris Jr. was born circa 1917 at New York.
He was the son of William Morris and Margaret Smolen.

Ella May LaBounty

F, b. 1919, d. 9 July 1987
Father*Amos William LaBounty b. 15 Apr 1884, d. 31 May 1972
Mother*Selma Louise Jorgenson b. 12 Feb 1886, d. 28 Jun 1967
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1940As of before 1940,her married name was Pulvermacher.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1919Ella May LaBounty was born in 1919 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Amos William LaBounty and Selma Louise Jorgenson.
Marriagebefore 1940Ella May LaBounty married Albert J. Pulvermacher, son of Mathew Pulvermacher and Anna Bindl, before 1940.
Death9 July 1987Ella May LaBounty died on 9 July 1987.
Census DateLocationDescription
12 April 1940Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinElla May LaBounty was listed as a daughter in Amos William LaBounty's household on the 1940 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
  • Ella May LaBounty was educated in 1940 at through 4 years of high school.

Child of Ella May LaBounty and Albert J. Pulvermacher

Citations

  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-36. Sheet 1A. Dwelling 3.

Caroline K. Feiner

F, b. circa 1925, d. before 1997
Father*Frank X. Feiner b. 9 May 1895, d. 12 Mar 1980
Mother*Amelia Gruber b. 1899, d. 14 Feb 1973
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Guttmann.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageCaroline K. Feiner married Leo Guttmann.
Birthcirca 1925Caroline K. Feiner was born circa 1925 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Frank X. Feiner and Amelia Gruber.
Deathbefore 1997Caroline K. Feiner died before 1997.

Virginia C. Feiner

F, b. 18 June 1928, d. 23 October 2018
Father*Frank X. Feiner b. 9 May 1895, d. 12 Mar 1980
Mother*Amelia Gruber b. 1899, d. 14 Feb 1973
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationVirginia C. Feiner was also known as Sister Virginia Altenboch.
Married Name1 December 1951As of 1 December 1951,her married name was Altenbach.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 June 1928Virginia C. Feiner was born on 18 June 1928 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Frank X. Feiner and Amelia Gruber.
Marriage1 December 1951Virginia C. Feiner married Alan Altenbach on 1 December 1951.
Death23 October 2018Virginia C. Feiner died on 23 October 2018 at age 90 Virginia Cecelia “Ginny/Sis” Altenbach (nee Feiner) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Sunrise Senior Living of Schaumburg, IL. She was born on June 18, 1928 the fifth child/fourth daughter of Frank and Amelia (Gruber) Feiner in Spring Green Township, WI. In 1946, she moved to Cedarburg, WI and began work at Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac. She married Alan Altenbach on December 1, 1951. She remained in Cedarburg where she built a life filled with family, friends and neighbors, and service to her church and community until 2012.

Virginia was known for her good humor, incredible generosity, remarkable work ethic, and high energy approach to life. But above all, the love for her children and her unwavering faith will be her enduring legacy.

She is survived by her three children, Susan Altenbach of Minneapolis, MN, Joy (Charles) Lewis of Naples, FL, and James Altenbach of Palatine, IL; four siblings, Valentine (Barbara) Feiner, Sister Pauline Feiner, Geraldine (James) Frank, Stanley Feiner; sisters-in-law, Loraine Feiner and Sharon Feiner; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Amelia Feiner, and eight siblings, Dorothy Brickl, Rita Bauer, Caroline Guttmann, Francis Feiner, Cyril Feiner, Ralph Feiner, Cecelia Feiner and Richard Feiner.

A Mass in memory of Virginia will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Spring Green, WI. Fr. John Silva will officiate, followed by a private internment for immediate family in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on November 8 from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

Cyril X. Feiner

M, b. 22 April 1930, d. 4 February 2017
Father*Frank X. Feiner b. 9 May 1895, d. 12 Mar 1980
Mother*Amelia Gruber b. 1899, d. 14 Feb 1973
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 April 1930Cyril X. Feiner was born on 22 April 1930 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Frank X. Feiner and Amelia Gruber.
Death4 February 2017Cyril X. Feiner died on 4 February 2017 at age 86 Cyril "Cy" Xavier Feiner, age 86, passed away at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg on Saturday, February 4, 2017, surrounded by his one and only love, his wife Loraine, and the beautiful family that they created.

Cyril was born on April 22, 1930, in "Wilson Creek", Spring Green, Wisconsin, the son of Frank and Amelia (Gruber) Feiner. He was united in marriage to Loraine Radel on June 26, 1954, in Spring Green. Together they raised four children.

Cyril developed his well-known hard work ethic as a young boy on his family's farm in Wilson Creek. Upon completing the 8th grade, 14-year-old Cyril moved down the road to head his own farm. It was on this farm that he married Loraine and became a father to his first three children. In 1961, Cyril and Loraine made the decision to move their family to Sun Prairie. It was there that they welcomed their fourth child and Cyril began his career as an electrician. This was also the time he became a member of the Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department, which he was proud to be a part of for 20 years.

Through yet more hard work, Cyril earned his GED at age 47 along with his master electrician license. Then in 1981, Cyril and his eldest son opened the doors to Feiner Electric, where they grew the family business for the next 15 years. During that span, Cyril was also able to get back to his roots, buying a farm in the Windsor/Bristol area of Dane County. This became the new Feiner Homestead when they built a home and moved there in 1989. Cyril retired as an electrician in 1995 to focus his time as a farmer and grandfather. One of his favorite things became calling the grandchildren to sing "Happy Birthday."

Outside of work and family, Cyril also enjoyed nature as an avid hunter and fisherman. Whether it was the hills of Spring Green or the waters of Ignace, Ontario, Cyril always felt at home and shared these experiences with many of his children and grandchildren.

His devotion to Loraine was matched only by his love for family. They frequented sporting and school activities from the Madison area to Freeport, IL in support of their 12 grandchildren. On Sundays they could be found at 11 a.m. mass at Sacred Hearts, where they volunteered for many of the church's programs. Cyril's Catholic faith was an important aspect of his life and helped sustain him and his family over the last few years.

Cyril is survived by his love and the girl next door, Loraine, his wife of 62 ½ years; his children Scott (Beth) Feiner, Patricia (Rick) Snyder, Margaret (Ray) Simmons and Greg (Jane) Feiner; his grandchildren Kimberly (Jeff) Ireland, Kasey (Jessica), Korey (Stephanie), Kodey (Lauren Szafranski) and Kevyn (Liliana) Feiner, Eric (Heather) Snyder, Erin (Adam) Frydenlund, Emily (Nathan) Bartling, Nicole and Kaela (fiancé Dan Hinrichs) Simmons, Adam and Alex Feiner; his great-grandchildren Ella, Jack, Jett, Cooper, Kellen, Reece, Xavier, Vincent, Kruz, Serena, Carter, Dylan, Drew, Kaylie, Kiah, Kinsley and another great-grand-baby on the way; his siblings Dorothy Brickl, Virginia Altenbach, Francis Feiner, Val (Barb) Feiner, Sister Pauline Feiner, Gerry (Jim) Frank, Delmar Feiner; and many other extended family. Cyril was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Rita Bauer, Caroline Guttmann and Ralph and Richard Feiner.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, 221 Columbus Street, Sun Prairie on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11 a.m. with Monsignor Duane Moellenberndt presiding. A visitation will be held at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, 221 Columbus Street, Sun Prairie on Thursday, February 9, 2017, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., and on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of mass.