Lorraine Vitense

F, d. before July 2008
Father*Carl Vitense
Mother*Helen Puestow
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Liebetrau.
Life EventDateDescription
Lorraine Vitense was the daughter of Carl Vitense and Helen Puestow.
MarriageLorraine Vitense married (?) Liebetrau.
Deathbefore July 2008Lorraine Vitense died before July 2008.

(?) Liebetrau

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Liebetrau married Lorraine Vitense, daughter of Carl Vitense and Helen Puestow.

Edna Vitense

F, d. before July 2008
Father*Carl Vitense
Mother*Helen Puestow
Life EventDateDescription
Edna Vitense was the daughter of Carl Vitense and Helen Puestow.
Deathbefore July 2008Edna Vitense died before July 2008.

Edgar Vitense

M, d. before July 2008
Father*Carl Vitense
Mother*Helen Puestow
Life EventDateDescription
Edgar Vitense was the son of Carl Vitense and Helen Puestow.
Deathbefore July 2008Edgar Vitense died before July 2008.

Carl Vitense

M, d. before July 2008
Father*Carl Vitense
Mother*Helen Puestow
Life EventDateDescription
Carl Vitense was the son of Carl Vitense and Helen Puestow.
Deathbefore July 2008Carl Vitense died before July 2008.

Charles Robert Roerish

M, b. 8 November 1935, d. 25 April 1997
Father*William Roerish b. c 1885, d. c 1954
Mother*Frances Brugger b. 5 May 1889, d. 8 Oct 1961
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageCharles Robert Roerish married Janice Marie Mercer, daughter of Walter David Mercer and Ruth Gertrude Eiseman.
Birth8 November 1935Charles Robert Roerish was born on 8 November 1935 at Olmsted, Minnesota.
He was the son of William Roerish and Frances Brugger.
Death25 April 1997Charles Robert Roerish died on 25 April 1997 at Olmsted, Minnesota, at age 61.

William Roerish

M, b. circa 1885, d. circa 1954
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageWilliam Roerish married Frances Brugger, daughter of (?) Bruger and (?) Tews.
Birthcirca 1885William Roerish was born circa 1885 at Minnesota.
Deathcirca 1954He died circa 1954 at Minnesota.

Child of William Roerish and Frances Brugger

Frances Brugger

F, b. 5 May 1889, d. 8 October 1961
Father*(?) Bruger
Mother*(?) Tews
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrances Brugger was also known as Bruger.
Married NameHer married name was Roerish.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageFrances Brugger married William Roerish.
Birth5 May 1889Frances Brugger was born on 5 May 1889.
She was the daughter of (?) Bruger and (?) Tews.
Death8 October 1961Frances Brugger died on 8 October 1961 at Olmsted, Minnesota, at age 72.

Child of Frances Brugger and William Roerish

(?) Tews

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was (?) Bruger.
Married NameHer married name was (?) Brugger.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Tews married (?) Bruger.

Child of (?) Tews and (?) Bruger

(?) Bruger

M
Name TypeDateDescription
Name Variation(?) Bruger was also known as (?) Brugger.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Bruger married (?) Tews.

Child of (?) Bruger and (?) Tews

Joseph William Shanahan

M, b. 1902, d. 2 June 1945
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1902Joseph William Shanahan was born in 1902 at Minnesota.
Marriagecirca 1937He married Grace Eliza Mercer, daughter of Earl David Mercer and Jennie Bell Meade, circa 1937.
Death2 June 1945Joseph William Shanahan died on 2 June 1945.
Census DateLocationDescription
8 April 1940Rochester, Olmsted, MinnesotaJoseph William Shanahan was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota.1
  • Joseph William Shanahan was a fireman in 1938.

Citations

  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota; Roll: T627_1944; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 55-19D.

Loren Tharp

M, d. 16 October 2003
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage1980Loren Tharp married Grace Eliza Mercer, daughter of Earl David Mercer and Jennie Bell Meade, in 1980 at last marriage for her.
Death16 October 2003Loren Tharp died on 16 October 2003.

(?) Ver Ness

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Ver Ness married Grace Eliza Mercer, daughter of Earl David Mercer and Jennie Bell Meade.

Vincent Simon Lilly

M
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationVincent Simon Lilly was also known as Vince.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriagebefore 1950Vincent Simon Lilly married Grace Eliza Mercer, daughter of Earl David Mercer and Jennie Bell Meade, before 1950.

(?) Flanders

M, d. before 1930
Life EventDateDescription
Birth(?) Flanders was born at Iowa.
Marriagecirca 1921He married Gertrude Marie Mercer, daughter of Joseph Benjamin Mercer Jr. and Jennie Bell Meade, circa 1921.
Deathbefore 1930(?) Flanders died before 1930.

William Raymond Michels

M, b. 16 July 1921, d. 26 September 2007
Father*William Michels
Mother*Winifred Rowan
William R (Bill) Michels 2007
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilliam Raymond Michels was also known as Bill.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 July 1921William Raymond Michels was born on 16 July 1921.
He was the son of William Michels and Winifred Rowan.
Marriage6 October 1945William Raymond Michels married Eleanore Meudt, daughter of Frederick L. Meudt and Mary A. Adams, on 6 October 1945.
Death26 September 2007William Raymond Michels died on 26 September 2007 at age 86 William R. "Bill" Michels, age 86, formerly of Spring Green, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville. He was born on July 16, 1921 at St. Joseph?s Hospital in Dodgeville to William and Winifred (Rowan) Michels. After graduating from Spring Green High School, Bill attended the University of Wisconsin ? Madison. He then returned to Wyoming Valley to work on the Michels family farm. He married Eleanore Meudt on October 6, 1945 and they made their home on the farm. Bill was a dairy farmer, but his pride and joy was his herd of Red Angus beef. Bill?s hobby was raising and training Suffolk draft horses. He showed his team of Suffolks at the Iowa County Fair and traveled to many area parades. In addition, Bill drove the team, pulling a surrey for tours of Taliesin. He was politically active and served on the local school board, the Wyoming Township Board and the Iowa County Board. He was a member of St. John?s Catholic Church in Spring Green and was also a member of Pleasant Ridge SS. Peter and Paul Preservation, Inc. He is survived by a sister, Mary (Frank) Campbell of Richfield, Minnesota; three sisters-in-law, Jean Michels of Waunakee, Margaret Wiest of Dodgeville, and Leone Jacobson of Lake San Marcos, California; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanore; his parents, William and Winifred; two brothers, John and Edward; and three sisters, Sadie Neuville, Leona Schauf and Winifred Carnes. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Sunday, September 30th, at 12:30 p.m. at ST. JOHN?S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Spring Green. Father Mike Resop will officiate with burial in the SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery at Pleasant Ridge at 3:00 P.M.. Visitation will be held on Sunday at the church from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home, Spring Green, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal September 29, 2007 - William R (Bill) Michels obituary

John H. Wiest

M, b. 31 October 1919, d. 20 October 2004
Father*John A. Wiest
Mother*Louisa Reider
Life EventDateDescription
Birth31 October 1919John H. Wiest was born on 31 October 1919.
He was the son of John A. Wiest and Louisa Reider.
Death20 October 2004John H. Wiest died on 20 October 2004 at age 84 John H. Wiest, age 84, of Dodgeville, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004. He was born on Oct. 31, 1919, to John A. and Louisa (Reider) Wiest. On June 24, 1944, he married Margaret Meudt. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past summer. John grew up and farmed on the Wiest Century Farm in the Pleasant Ridge community. He was very proud to farm the land that has been in the Wiest family since 1868. Dairy farming was his life, and John enjoyed caring for the animals and working the soil along his lifelong partner, Margaret. They moved to Dodgeville in 1985, where they continued working a large garden. John was always a good neighbor and ready to help anyone, friend or stranger. He will be remembered for the home movies he filmed, the many 4th of July celebrations and chicken barbecues. John would use any excuse to have a party. He enjoyed playing the accordion and harmonica, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, and telling a good story. John especially enjoyed visiting with friends and family, spending time and playing games with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. John was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Dodgeville. He was also a charter member and a former board member of Pleasant Ridge Ss. Peter & Paul Preservation, Inc. John is survived by his wife, Margaret; his seven children, Mary Ann (Lyle) Antonson of Dodgeville, John F. of Pleasant Ridge, Daniel (Kathy) of Aurora, Ill., Laurie (James) Goldthorpe of Mineral Point, Larry of Green Bay, Jeanne (Ted) Meister of Dodgeville, and Joe (Becky) of Kalamazoo, Mich; his grandchildren, Eric (Juli) Antonson, Kim (Mike Dion) Antonson, Kris (Paul) Nelson, Alan (Katie) Antonson, Jennifer Wiest, Lisa (Nick Matinelli) Wiest, Daniel Wiest, Matthew Wiest, Jeanne Goldthorpe, Jay (Lisa) Goldthorpe, Justin Goldthorpe, Kyra Wiest, Adam Wiest, Kevin Meister, Brent Meister, Christina Meister, Emily Wiest, Hannah Wiest, and Jackson Wiest; his four great-grandchildren, Natalie and Rachel Antonson, Joseph Nelson, and Ahnna Antonson; his siblings, a sister, Leone Shea; and a brother, Alfred Wiest; his sister in law and brother-in-law, Eleanore and Bill Michels, sister-in-law, Leona Jacobson; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joseph and Leonard Wiest; and two sisters, Helen Yager and Grace Robson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Dodgeville. Father Paul Ugo Arinze will officiate. Burial will be held in Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct 22, 2004 at the funeral home. Gorgen-McGinley & Ayers Funeral Home.

William Michels

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageWilliam Michels married Winifred Rowan.

Children of William Michels and Winifred Rowan

Winifred Rowan

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Michels.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageWinifred Rowan married William Michels.

Children of Winifred Rowan and William Michels

John Michels

M, d. before September 2007
Father*William Michels
Mother*Winifred Rowan
Life EventDateDescription
John Michels was the son of William Michels and Winifred Rowan.
Deathbefore September 2007John Michels died before September 2007.

Edward Michels

M, d. before September 2007
Father*William Michels
Mother*Winifred Rowan
Life EventDateDescription
Edward Michels was the son of William Michels and Winifred Rowan.
Deathbefore September 2007Edward Michels died before September 2007.

Sadie Michels

F, d. before September 2007
Father*William Michels
Mother*Winifred Rowan
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Neuville.
Life EventDateDescription
Sadie Michels was the daughter of William Michels and Winifred Rowan.
MarriageSadie Michels married (?) Neuville.
Deathbefore September 2007Sadie Michels died before September 2007.

(?) Neuville

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Neuville married Sadie Michels, daughter of William Michels and Winifred Rowan.

Leona Michels

F, d. before September 2007
Father*William Michels
Mother*Winifred Rowan
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Schauf.
Life EventDateDescription
Leona Michels was the daughter of William Michels and Winifred Rowan.
MarriageLeona Michels married (?) Schauf.
Deathbefore September 2007Leona Michels died before September 2007.

(?) Schauf

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Schauf married Leona Michels, daughter of William Michels and Winifred Rowan.

Winifred Michels

F, d. before September 2007
Father*William Michels
Mother*Winifred Rowan
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Carnes.
Life EventDateDescription
Winifred Michels was the daughter of William Michels and Winifred Rowan.
MarriageWinifred Michels married (?) Carnes.
Deathbefore September 2007Winifred Michels died before September 2007.

(?) Carnes

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Carnes married Winifred Michels, daughter of William Michels and Winifred Rowan.

John A. Wiest

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJohn A. Wiest married Louisa Reider.

Children of John A. Wiest and Louisa Reider

Louisa Reider

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Wiest.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageLouisa Reider married John A. Wiest.

Children of Louisa Reider and John A. Wiest

Joseph Wiest

M, d. before October 2004
Father*John A. Wiest
Mother*Louisa Reider
Life EventDateDescription
Joseph Wiest was the son of John A. Wiest and Louisa Reider.
Deathbefore October 2004Joseph Wiest died before October 2004.