Robert Wallace Mears

M, b. 10 December 1923, d. 1 December 1972
Father*George Walter Mears b. 5 Sep 1888, d. 1959
Mother*Dorothy Bertha Smith b. 1905, d. 2 Sep 1963
  • Robert Wallace Mears married Annabelle (?).
  • Robert Wallace Mears was born on 10 December 1923 at Washington.
  • He was the son of George Walter Mears and Dorothy Bertha Smith.
  • Robert Wallace Mears died on 1 December 1972 at Washington at age 48 Robert W Mears obituary.
    Centralia Daily Chronicle December 4, 1972 - Robert W Mears obituary
Census DateLocation
1930Centralia, Lewis, WashingtonRobert Wallace Mears was listed as a son in George Walter Mears's household on the 1930 Census at Centralia, Lewis, Washington.1


  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by, Year: 1930; Census Place: Centralia, Lewis, Washington; Roll: 2507; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0020; Image: 243.0; FHL microfilm: 2342241.

Fritz Harold Steelhammer

M, b. 12 February 1888, d. September 1974
  • Fritz Harold Steelhammer was born on 12 February 1888 at Michigan.
  • He married Clara Harriette Miller on 12 May 1918.
  • Fritz Harold Steelhammer died in September 1974 at Washington at age 86.

Clara Harriette Miller

F, b. 1889, d. 3 August 1962
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name12 May 1918As of 12 May 1918,her married name was Steelhammer.
  • Clara Harriette Miller was born in 1889 at Iowa.
  • She married Fritz Harold Steelhammer on 12 May 1918.
  • Clara Harriette Miller died on 3 August 1962.

Herman Harry Frederick Krueger

M, b. 20 September 1888, d. 30 November 1941
  • Herman Harry Frederick Krueger was born on 20 September 1888 at Wisconsin.
  • He married Edna Florence Mears, daughter of Michael Mears and Anna M. Kaney, on 14 June 1917.
  • Herman Harry Frederick Krueger died on 30 November 1941 at Wisconsin at age 53.

Child of Herman Harry Frederick Krueger and Edna Florence Mears

Ruth Krueger

F, b. 27 May 1918, d. 27 June 1992
Father*Herman Harry Frederick Krueger b. 20 Sep 1888, d. 30 Nov 1941
Mother*Edna Florence Mears b. 21 May 1893, d. 4 Nov 1960
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Oleson.
Married NameHer married name was Smart.

Jack W. Smart

M, b. 21 November 1915, d. 4 May 1989

Thomas Mears

M, b. 20 January 1932, d. 10 June 1988
Father*Cecil Michael Mears b. 13 Dec 1899, d. 25 Aug 1973
Mother*Mary Ellen Connors b. 20 Jan 1904, d. Sep 1973
  • Thomas Mears was born on 20 January 1932 at Washington, District of Columbia.
  • He was the son of Cecil Michael Mears and Mary Ellen Connors.
  • Thomas Mears died on 10 June 1988 at Ohio at age 56.
Census DateLocation
1940Washington, District of Columbia, District of ColumbiaThomas Mears was listed as a son in Cecil Michael Mears's household on the 1940 Census at Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia.1


  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by, Year: 1940; Census Place: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia; Roll: T627_565; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 1-369.

Irene Mears

F, b. 4 April 1895, d. 4 January 1898
Father*Michael Mears b. Sep 1859, d. a 1925
Mother*Anna M. Kaney b. 12 Sep 1858, d. 1 Oct 1922
  • Irene Mears was born on 4 April 1895.
  • She was the daughter of Michael Mears and Anna M. Kaney.
  • Irene Mears died on 4 January 1898 at age 2.
  • She was buried after 4 January 1898 at Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery, Merrill, Lincoln, Wisconsin.

William Holtz


Child of William Holtz and Reba Hunt

Reba Hunt

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Holtz.

Child of Reba Hunt and William Holtz

Jerry Crook

M, b. 23 August 1941, d. 3 November 2009
  • Jerry Crook was born on 23 August 1941 at Wisconsin.
  • He died on 3 November 2009 at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 68 Jerry Crook, age 68, of Spring Green, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was born the son of Mark & Helen (Olson) Crook. Jerry grew up in rural Iowa County where he attended grades 1-8 in a one-room schoolhouse and in good weather, he walked the two miles to and from each day. He attended high school in Spring Green and graduated in 1959. After high school, Jerry farmed his parents farm for several years, worked at Kast Rite silos and then drove a gravel truck for Watson. In 1969 he started working at Wick Homes as a carpenter until his retirement in 2003. Throughout the years he also had many side jobs. One of his favorites was roofing and siding garages in the Dodgeville and Richland Center areas with his friend Lenny Hooks. On Feb. 21, 1970, Jerry was united in marriage to Mary Weitzel in Richland Center. After their marriage they moved to Black Earth. In 1972 they moved to rural Spring Green to make their home. Jerry enjoyed watching NASCAR, rooting for the Packers and Badgers, and watching his favorite cooking show, Rachel Ray. He was a jack-of-all-trades and could fix anything. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting and, in his early years, fox trapping. He loved pulling a good joke and making people laugh. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mary Crook of Spring Green: his six children, Sean Crook (Tyna Dull) of Arena, WI, Shane (Jolene) Crook of Dodgeville, WI, Courtney (Dan Ken, ron) Crook of Portland, OR, Jason Crook of Verona, WI, Lindsay Crook of Cross Plains, WI, and Brandon Crook of Spring Green, WI; his five grandchildren, Destiny Dull and Tezra Crook, Riley and Lucas Crook, and Darien Jensen; his two brothers, his twin brother Jim of Black Earth, WI, and John (Deloris) Crook of Lone Rock, WI; an aunt, Mildred "Tay" Bruhn; his two special friends, Bob and Ethel Williams; and many other friends, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, David. In April 2009 he was diagnosed with lung cancer, caused by smoking for more than 40 years. Despite his diagnosis, Jerry continued to enjoy his life to the fullest and was not afraid to face death. The family wishes to thank Dr. Robert Hegeman, Karen Huseby-Moore, NP and the staff at the Carbone Cancer Center, the Meriter Hospital 8th Floor General Medicine staff, Home Health United and HospiceCare for their compassionate care of Jerry during his final months of life. A celebration of his life was held at Wyoming Valley United Methodist Church. Pastor Harriet Rowland officiated.

James Gassen

M, d. before November 2014
Father*Richard Martin Gassen b. c 1894, d. 1 Jan 1963
Mother*Clara I. Faber b. c 1895

(?) Kanable


Benjamin M. Walsh

M, d. 15 August 1974
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBenjamin M. Walsh was also known as Ben.

Martha Gassen

F, d. before June 2013
Father*Richard Martin Gassen b. c 1894, d. 1 Jan 1963
Mother*Clara I. Faber b. c 1895
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Eckert.

(?) Eckert


Irvin Bladl

M, b. 10 July 1913, d. 31 January 1972

Bonita L. Brey

F, b. 1 February 1946, d. 18 September 2014
Father*Herman Brey b. c 1917, d. b 1995
Mother*Lucille Gruber b. 1917, d. 1980
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBonita L. Brey was also known as Bonnie.
Married Name20 June 1970As of 20 June 1970,her married name was Drone.
  • Bonita L. Brey was born on 1 February 1946 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Herman Brey and Lucille Gruber.
  • Bonita L. Brey married Thomas Drone on 20 June 1970.
  • Bonita L. Brey died on 18 September 2014 at age 68 Bonita L. “Bonnie” Drone age 68 passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on February 1, 1946 in Plain the daughter of Herman and Lucille (Gruber) Brey. Bonnie was married on June 20, 1970 to Thomas Drone. She was strong in her faith and was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain. She worked at Springs Window Fashions for 46 years before she retired in 2012. Bonnie enjoyed her weekly trips to Ho-Chunk, where she often made friends with the person at the slot machine next to her. Her love for the Indianapolis Colts and Peyton Manning, was only exceeded by her love for her family and the great joy that she had in doting on her granddaughter, Rylin (Snickelfritz). Survivors include, 3 children, Terry Drone of Spring Green, Shelly (Ian) Ladwig of Sun Prairie, Rob Drone and Sara Hicks of Arena, a granddaughter, Rylin Ladwig, 7 siblings, Ray Brey, Charlene Linscheid, Vic (Jacquie) Brey, Bobbie (Rick) Anderson, Randy (Teresa) Brey, Al (Mary) Brey, Sharon (Francis) Hrubes, in-laws, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Drone, her parents, Herman and Lucille Brey and a sister, Marlene Brey. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain. Fr. Mike Resop will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 22, 2014 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. and again on Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Endowment Fund or to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Thomas Drone

M, d. before 2014

Henry Peter Duren

M, b. circa 1901

Children of Henry Peter Duren and Agnes Agatha Carmody

Agnes Agatha Carmody

F, b. circa 1898
Father*(?) Carmody d. b 1940
Mother*Ellen Lawton b. c 1854, d. a 1940
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1925As of circa 1925,her married name was Duren.

Children of Agnes Agatha Carmody and Henry Peter Duren

Hubert V. Duren

M, b. 17 June 1928, d. 3 August 2014
Father*Henry Peter Duren b. c 1901
Mother*Agnes Agatha Carmody b. c 1898
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHubert V. Duren was also known as Sandy.
  • Hubert V. Duren was born on 17 June 1928 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Henry Peter Duren and Agnes Agatha Carmody.
  • Hubert V. Duren died on 3 August 2014 at age 86 Hubert V. “Sandy” Duren age 86 of Spring Green passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at the Greenway Manor Nursing Home. He was born on June 17, 1928 in Spring Green the son of Henry and Agnes (Carmody) Duren. Sandy served in the United States Army, was a member of the St. John’s Catholic Church and the Spring Green American Legion Post #253. Survivors include 4 children, Gary (Nancy) Duren of Sun Prairie, Terri (Mike) Keane of Appleton, Maureen (Mike) Jajtner of Port Washington, Cindy (Kerry) Schiess of Byron Center, MI, 13 grandchildren, Stacy and Michelle Duren, Brian, Colin and Darren Keane, Eric (Ashley), Katie, Adam and Erin Jajtner, Kelly, Shannon, Jody and Anna Schiess, 2 great grandchildren, Ryder and Keira, 6 siblings, Catherine Hess of Spring Green, Charlotte Ferguson of Spring Green, Polly (Louis) Tichenor of Spring Green, Lauretta Smith of Edmond, OK, Leo (Carol) Duren of Madison, Grace Blevins of Coffeyville, KS, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Agnes Duren, a brother, Kenneth Duren, a sister-in-law, Helene Duren, 4 brothers-in-law, Joe Hess, Delbert Ferguson, Richard Smith, Ralph Blevins, a grandson, Kevin Keane. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 8, 2014 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Spring Green at 11:00 A.M. Fr. Mike Resop will officiate with burial in the church cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Spring Green American Legion Post #253. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. and again on Friday at the church from 10:0 A.M. until the time of Mass.

Joe Hess

M, d. before 2014
  • Joe Hess died before 2014.

Delbert Ferguson

M, d. before 2014
  • Delbert Ferguson died before 2014.

Richard Smith

M, d. before 2014
  • Richard Smith died before 2014.

Ralph Blevins

M, d. before 2014
  • Ralph Blevins died before 2014.

Ellen Lawton

F, b. circa 1854, d. after 1940
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Carmody.
  • Ellen Lawton married (?) Carmody.
  • Ellen Lawton was born circa 1854 at Wisconsin.
  • She died after 1940.

Child of Ellen Lawton and (?) Carmody

(?) Carmody

M, d. before 1940
  • (?) Carmody married Ellen Lawton.
  • (?) Carmody died before 1940.

Child of (?) Carmody and Ellen Lawton

Alma Stoltz

F, b. 12 June 1893, d. 18 January 1921
Father*(?) Stoltz
Mother*Mary (?)
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1916As of circa 1916,her married name was Doyle.
  • Alma Stoltz was born on 12 June 1893.
  • She was the daughter of (?) Stoltz and Mary (?).
  • Alma Stoltz married Jerry Joseph Doyle circa 1916.
  • Alma Stoltz died on 18 January 1921 at age 27.

Children of Alma Stoltz and Jerry Joseph Doyle

Mary (?)

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Stoltz.

Child of Mary (?) and (?) Stoltz