Ireneus Weitzel

M, b. 22 December 1920, d. July 1972
Father*Edward Martin Weitzel b. Jun 1871, d. 1961
Mother*Anna Freda Walters b. 1888, d. 1980
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationIreneus Weitzel was also known as Buddy.
Census DateLocation
22 April 1930Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinIreneus Weitzel was listed as a son in Edward Martin Weitzel's household on the 1930 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
     Ireneus Weitzel obtained US Social Security Card at Illinois; last residence not specified.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED8. Dwelling 110.

Ervin Weitzel

M, b. 1927, d. 1927
Father*Edward Martin Weitzel b. Jun 1871, d. 1961
Mother*Anna Freda Walters b. 1888, d. 1980

Mary Magdalene Weitzel

F, b. 23 May 1923, d. 23 June 2011
Father*Edward Martin Weitzel b. Jun 1871, d. 1961
Mother*Anna Freda Walters b. 1888, d. 1980
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name8 October 1946As of 8 October 1946,her married name was Beck.
  • Mary Magdalene Weitzel was born on 23 May 1923 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Edward Martin Weitzel and Anna Freda Walters.
  • Mary Magdalene Weitzel married Eugene A. Beck, son of Lawrence F. Beck and Louise M. Brechtl, on 8 October 1946.
  • Mary Magdalene Weitzel died on 23 June 2011 at age 88 Mary Magdalene (Weitzel) Beck, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully at HospiceCare, Inc. on Thursday, June 23, 2011. She was born on May 23, 1923, to Edward and Anna (Walters) Beck in Bear Valley, (Richland Co, WI). Mary married Eugene A. Beck on Oct. 8, 1946. They lived in Plain, Madison, and finally settled in Monona, WI. Eugene preceded her in death on June 30, 1966, after 20 years of marriage. After her husband's death, Mary became a C.N.A. at the old Madison General Hospital (Meriter) for 20 years and did private care for the next eight years. Mary was compassionate and so energetic, her co-workers said she "set the pace." Mary lovingly raised her children alone, and surrounded her family with love and security. Mary enjoyed living in Monona, and made many friends at her church, Immaculate Heart of Mary, the St. Ann Society and the Monona Senior Center. Mary enjoyed attending dances at the East Side Businessmen's Association for many years. Mary is survived by a sister, Helen Hess; four children, Norma (Dave) Moody of Wyoming, Charlene (Bill) Needham of Middleton, Rosalie (Ed Heinzelman) Beck of Milwaukee, and Richard (Karen) Beck of Madison. Mary's oldest son, Larry (Kathy) preceded her in death on May 9, 2001. Mary has eight grandchildren, Robin, Trisha, Chris, Jeff, Brittany, Amber, Randy and Jamie. She also has seven great-grandchildren, Enzo, Ellie, Gabriel, Neve', Christopher, James and Aubrey. Mary has many nieces and nephews. Mary made friends wherever she went, charming people with her smile and wit.
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY, 5101 Schofield St., Monona, at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2011. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2011, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL and CREMATION CARE, 7435 University Ave., Middleton, and also on Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. We wish to thank the compassionate staff at HospiceCare, Inc. for the wonderful care of our dear mother. We wish to also thank the many aides at Oak Park, Middleton.
Census DateLocation
22 April 1930Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinMary Magdalene Weitzel was listed as a daughter in Edward Martin Weitzel's household on the 1930 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Child of Mary Magdalene Weitzel and Eugene A. Beck

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED8. Dwelling 110.

Ramona Weitzel

F, b. 1928, d. 1951
Father*Edward Martin Weitzel b. Jun 1871, d. 1961
Mother*Anna Freda Walters b. 1888, d. 1980
Census DateLocation
22 April 1930Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinRamona Weitzel was listed as a daughter in Edward Martin Weitzel's household on the 1930 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED8. Dwelling 110.

Rita Rosemary Gassen

F, b. 17 May 1921, d. 9 November 2014
Father*Richard Martin Gassen b. c 1894, d. 1 Jan 1963
Mother*Clara I. Faber b. c 1895
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name12 February 1945As of 12 February 1945,her married name was Weitzel.
  • Rita Rosemary Gassen was born on 17 May 1921 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Richard Martin Gassen and Clara I. Faber.
  • Rita Rosemary Gassen married John Henry Weitzel, son of Edward Martin Weitzel and Anna Freda Walters, on 12 February 1945.
  • Rita Rosemary Gassen died on 9 November 2014 at age 93 Rita Rosemary Weitzel age 93 of Richland Center passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Schmitt Woodland Hills. She was born on May 17, 1921 to Richard and Clara (Faber) Gassen. On February 12, 1944 Rita married John Weitzel of Bear Valley and together they had eight children. She was a member of St. Mary’s the Assumption Catholic Church. Rita is survived by 4 daughters Mary Crook of Spring Green, Theresa Weitzel and John Houth of Renton, WA, Marge (Andy) Freeman of Richland Center, Debbie (Dennis) Sumwalt of Richland Center, 2 sons Mark (Laura) Weitzel of Osseo, WI, Ed (Angela) Weitzel of Madison, 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, a step grandchild, a step great grandchild, a brother Leonard Gassen of Seekonk, MA, 2 sisters Angela Harsha of Fennimore, Mary (Doc) Port of Milton, WI, 3 sisters-in-law, Rosemary (Martin) Gassen of Stoughton, Doris (James) Gassen of Madison, Helen Hess of Tomah. Rita was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Clara Gassen, her husband, John Weitzel, a son John Weitzel, a daughter Patricia Kanable, brothers Martin, Francis, Gilbert, Lawrence and James Gassen, 2 sisters Agnes Walsh and Martha Eckert and a son-in-law Jerry Crook. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s the Assumption Catholic Church in Richland Center. Monsignor Roger Scheckel will officiate with burial in the church cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the Stafford Funeral Home in Richland Center from 4:00P.M. – 7:00 PM where a rosary will be recited at 3:30 PM. Visitation will also be held on Thursday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers memorials be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Schmitt Woodland Hills.
Census DateLocation
5 April 1930Orion, Richland, WisconsinRita Rosemary Gassen was listed as a daughter in Richard Martin Gassen's household on the 1930 Census at Orion, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Children of Rita Rosemary Gassen and John Henry Weitzel

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Orion, Richland, Wisconsin; Roll: 2608; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 12; Image: 730.0.

John Edward Weitzel

M, b. 5 October 1946, d. 4 March 1994
Father*John Henry Weitzel b. 30 Oct 1914, d. 2 Jan 1968
Mother*Rita Rosemary Gassen b. 17 May 1921, d. 9 Nov 2014

Patricia Rose Weitzel

F, d. before 2014
Father*John Henry Weitzel b. 30 Oct 1914, d. 2 Jan 1968
Mother*Rita Rosemary Gassen b. 17 May 1921, d. 9 Nov 2014
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Kanable.

Lina Margaret Hunt

F, b. 1916, d. 1971
Father*John Thomas Hunt b. c 1878
Mother*Iva Irene Risley b. c 1881
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Weitzel.

Paul Weitzel

M, b. 6 December 1874, d. 1950
Father*Jacob Weitzel b. 18 Feb 1828, d. 18 Jan 1889
Mother*Mary Katherine Burnham b. c Feb 1834, d. 17 Dec 1912
Census DateLocation
7 June 1880Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinPaul Weitzel was listed as a son in Jacob Weitzel's household on the 1880 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.1
4 May 1910Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinPaul Weitzel was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin, also includes servant Irena M. Weitzel, age 21.2
     On 12 September 1918 at World War I Draft Registration, Richland, Wisconsin.

Children of Paul Weitzel and Katherine M. Brown

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED236. Page 11. Dwelling 88.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED94. Dwelling 118.

Katherine M. Brown

F, b. 1881, d. 1959
Father*Frank Baxter Brown
Mother*Lillian Belle Crapser
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationKatherine M. Brown was also known as Kathryn.
Married Name19 January 1905As of 19 January 1905,her married name was Weitzel.
Census DateLocation
4 May 1910Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinKatherine M. Brown was listed as wife in Paul Weitzel's household on the 1910 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin; also includes servant Irena M. Weitzel, age 21.1

Children of Katherine M. Brown and Paul Weitzel

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED94. Dwelling 118.

Frieda E. Weitzel

F, b. circa 1907
Father*Paul Weitzel b. 6 Dec 1874, d. 1950
Mother*Katherine M. Brown b. 1881, d. 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrieda E. Weitzel was also known as Freda K.
Census DateLocation
4 May 1910Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinFrieda E. Weitzel was listed as a daughter in Paul Weitzel's household on the 1910 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin; also includes servant Irena M. Weitzel, age 21.1

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED94. Dwelling 118.

Albert Weitzel

M, b. circa 1859
Father*Jacob Weitzel b. 18 Feb 1828, d. 18 Jan 1889
Mother*Katherine Misslich b. c Feb 1834, d. c 1862
Census DateLocation
14 June 1860Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinAlbert Weitzel was listed in Jacob Weitzel's household on the 1860 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.1
14 July 1870Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinAlbert Weitzel was listed in Jacob Weitzel's household on the 1870 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin; household also includes Voss children: Elizabeth age 17, Mary age 15, and George age 12.2
7 June 1880Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinAlbert Weitzel was listed as a son in Jacob Weitzel's household on the 1880 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.3

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 62. Dwelling 574.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 18. Dwelling 136.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED236. Page 11. Dwelling 88.

Agnes Weitzel

F, b. circa 1863
Father*Jacob Weitzel b. 18 Feb 1828, d. 18 Jan 1889
Mother*Mary Katherine Burnham b. c Feb 1834, d. 17 Dec 1912
Census DateLocation
14 July 1870Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinAgnes Weitzel was listed in Jacob Weitzel's household on the 1870 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin; household also includes Voss children: Elizabeth age 17, Mary age 15, and George age 12.1
7 June 1880Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinAgnes Weitzel was listed as a daughter in Jacob Weitzel's household on the 1880 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 18. Dwelling 136.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED236. Page 11. Dwelling 88.

Josephine Weitzel

F, b. 4 July 1866, d. 5 January 1933
Father*Jacob Weitzel b. 18 Feb 1828, d. 18 Jan 1889
Mother*Mary Katherine Burnham b. c Feb 1834, d. 17 Dec 1912
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name31 October 1887As of 31 October 1887,her married name was Carberry.
  • Josephine Weitzel was born on 4 July 1866 at Wisconsin also reported as Jul 1864.
  • She was the daughter of Jacob Weitzel and Mary Katherine Burnham.
  • Josephine Weitzel married Joseph Carberry on 31 October 1887.
  • Josephine Weitzel died on 5 January 1933 at age 66.
Census DateLocation
14 July 1870Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinJosephine Weitzel was listed in Jacob Weitzel's household on the 1870 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin; household also includes Voss children: Elizabeth age 17, Mary age 15, and George age 12.1
7 June 1880Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinJosephine Weitzel was listed as a daughter in Jacob Weitzel's household on the 1880 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.2
1900Buena Vista, Richland, WisconsinJosephine Weitzel was listed as wife in Joseph Carberry's household on the 1900 Census at Buena Vista, Richland, Wisconsin.3
     Josephine Weitzel had 6 with 6 living in 1900 children.

Children of Josephine Weitzel and Joseph Carberry

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 18. Dwelling 136.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED236. Page 11. Dwelling 88.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Buena Vista, Richland, Wisconsin; Roll T623_ 1812; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 110.

Christiana Weitzel

F, b. circa 1867
Father*Jacob Weitzel b. 18 Feb 1828, d. 18 Jan 1889
Mother*Mary Katherine Burnham b. c Feb 1834, d. 17 Dec 1912
Census DateLocation
14 July 1870Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinChristiana Weitzel was listed in Jacob Weitzel's household on the 1870 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin; household also includes Voss children: Elizabeth age 17, Mary age 15, and George age 12.1
7 June 1880Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinChristiana Weitzel was listed as a daughter in Jacob Weitzel's household on the 1880 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 18. Dwelling 136.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED236. Page 11. Dwelling 88.

Magdalene Weitzel

F, b. 1869, d. 1932
Father*Jacob Weitzel b. 18 Feb 1828, d. 18 Jan 1889
Mother*Mary Katherine Burnham b. c Feb 1834, d. 17 Dec 1912
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMagdalene Weitzel was also known as Magdalena.
Married Name22 February 1900As of 22 February 1900,her married name was Balgheim.
Census DateLocation
14 July 1870Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinMagdalene Weitzel was listed in Jacob Weitzel's household on the 1870 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin; household also includes Voss children: Elizabeth age 17, Mary age 15, and George age 12.1
7 June 1880Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinMagdalene Weitzel was listed as a daughter in Jacob Weitzel's household on the 1880 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 18. Dwelling 136.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED236. Page 11. Dwelling 88.

Anton F. Strickert

M, b. 1872, d. 1942

Lena M. Weitzel

F, b. 1862, d. 1924
Father*Peter Weitzel b. Mar 1830, d. 15 Jan 1910
Mother*Mary Zeckman b. Jan 1836, d. 1902

Bernetta Nachreiner

F, b. circa 1898
Father*Francis B. Nachreiner b. Jun 1865, d. 1939
Mother*Katherine C. Zangl b. Mar 1873, d. 1941
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBernetta Nachreiner was also known as Berndetz.
Name VariationBernetta Nachreiner was also known as Burnetta.
Married NameHer married name was Weitzel.
Census DateLocation
28 April 1910Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinBernetta Nachreiner was listed as a daughter in Francis B. Nachreiner's household on the 1910 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
3 May 1940Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinBernetta Nachreiner was listed as wife in Raymond J. Weitzel Sr.'s household on the 1940 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Children of Bernetta Nachreiner and Raymond J. Weitzel Sr.

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1736; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0115; FHL microfilm: 1375749.
  2. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4523; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 56-14.

Della C. Weitzel

F, b. circa 1916
Father*Raymond J. Weitzel Sr. b. 26 Jul 1896, d. Jan 1975
Mother*Bernetta Nachreiner b. c 1898

Eleanore K. Weitzel

F, b. 10 March 1919, d. 28 September 1972
Father*Raymond J. Weitzel Sr. b. 26 Jul 1896, d. Jan 1975
Mother*Bernetta Nachreiner b. c 1898
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEleanore K. Weitzel was also known as Pat.
Name VariationEleanore K. Weitzel was also known as Elnora.
Name VariationEleanore K. Weitzel was also known as Elenore K.
Married Name7 September 1939As of 7 September 1939,her married name was Lewis.

Raymond J. Weitzel

M, b. 13 October 1924, d. 12 November 1991
Father*Raymond J. Weitzel Sr. b. 26 Jul 1896, d. Jan 1975
Mother*Bernetta Nachreiner b. c 1898
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRaymond J. Weitzel was also known as Ray.
Census DateLocation
3 May 1940Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinRaymond J. Weitzel was listed as a son in Raymond J. Weitzel Sr.'s household on the 1940 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4523; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 56-14.

Frederick H. Hoke

M, b. 9 September 1874
Father*George Mathias Hoke b. 5 Feb 1845
Mother*Marian Johnson b. Dec 1845, d. 8 Nov 1922
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrederick H. Hoke was also known as Fred.
Census DateLocation
5 June 1900Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinFrederick H. Hoke was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin, living next door to George M. Hoke.1
     FRED H. HOKE is one of the representative farmers of the younger generation in Ithaca township and has been a resident of Richland county from the time of his birth. He was born at Sextonville, Buena Vista township, this county, Sept. 9, 1874, and is a son of George M. and Marian (Johnson) Hoke, The former of whom was born in the state of New York, in February, 1844, and the latter of whom was born in 1846. They were married in Sauk county, Wis., and to them were born nine children, namely: Ora, who married Matilda Neiman and who now resides in California; Charles, who died in 1905; Joseph, who married Jennie Moore and who is a successful farmer of Ithaca township; Nicholas, who married Helen Ogden and who likewise is a farmer of this township; Fred H., who is the immediate subject of this sketch; Doc, who died in childhood; Clara Pearl, who is the wife of Westley Thomas, of Willow township; Ida, who is the wife of Jacob Wolfe of Washington township, Sauk county; and William, a cheesemaker by trade who makes his residence at present in Sauk county. The father came from the sate of New York to Wisconsin when a young man and settled first in Rock county and later in Richland county, where he purchased a farm in section 1, Ithaca township, where he now maintains his home. He was a loyal soldier of the Union in the Civil War, having enlisted in the spring of 1861 as a private in Company M, Second Regiment of Wisconsin volunteer cavalry, with which he served three years and six months, at the expiration of which he was mustered out and received his honorable discharge. The subject of this sketch was reared on the home farm and was afforded the advantages of the public schools. He has been identified with agricultural pursuits from his boyhood days and thus his technical and practical knowledge supplements his intrinsically progressive ideas and enterprising spirit. He has been most successful in his farming operations and in 1902 he purchased his present well improved homestead, which comprises 120 acres, in sections 17 and 21, Ithaca township. He gives special attention to the dairy department of his farm and also has a fine orchard of 500 bearing fruit trees. Mr. Hoke is one of the ardent supporters of the Republican party and has held various local offices, having served as poor-master and constable of his township and being at the present time under-sheriff. Sept. 26, 1896, Mr. Hoke was united in marriage to Miss Fannie Watson [Weitzel], who was born in this county, Aug. 22, 1872, being a daughter of Peter and Mary Watson [Weitzel], well known citizens of Ithaca township, where she was reared and educated. Mr. and Mrs. Hoke have thee children: George Joseph, born Mar. 19, 1897; Frederick Donald, born Jan. 16, 1902; and Clarence Arthur, born Oct. 16, 1905.

Children of Frederick H. Hoke and Frances A. Weitzel

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED115. Dwelling 37.

George Joseph Hoke

M, b. 19 March 1897
Father*Frederick H. Hoke b. 9 Sep 1874
Mother*Frances A. Weitzel b. 22 Aug 1872
Census DateLocation
5 June 1900Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinGeorge Joseph Hoke was listed as a son in Frederick H. Hoke's household on the 1900 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin; living next door to George M. Hoke.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED115. Dwelling 37.

George Mathias Hoke

M, b. 5 February 1845
Father*Cornelius Hoke d. 6 Dec 1880
Mother*Delia Bush d. 1861
Census DateLocation
5 June 1900Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinGeorge Mathias Hoke was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin, living next door to Fred H. Hoke.1
     GEORGE M. HOKE is the owner of a well improved farm in section 1, town of Ithaca, is a representative of one of the sterling pioneer families of Richland county and is a veteran of the Civil War, in which he made a gallant record. Mr. Hoke is a native of the old Empire State of the Union, having been born near Cooperstown, Otsego county, N. Y., Feb. 5, 1845, and being a son of Cornelius and Delia (Bush) Hoke, both of whom were born in the famous Mohawk valley of that state, where the respective families were founded more than two centuries ago. Cornelius Hoke, who was a shoemaker by trade, came with his family to Wisconsin in 1850, locating in Rock county, where he was identified with the operation of a saw mill until 1852, when he removed to Richland county, securing 160 acres of wild land, in the town of Willow. About 1854 he bought 160 acres in Ithaca township, where he remained until 1856, when he took up his residence in the village of Sextonville, where he worked at his trade and also engaged in operating a saw mill. Thereafter he passed about two years in Juneau county, whence he returned to Sextonville. Two years later he located on a farm in the town of Sylvan, where he passed the remainder of his life, his death occurring Dec. 6, 1880. His first wife died in 1861 and he later married Mrs. Dary, widow of Jacob Dary. She still survives him and resides in Sylvan township. He was a Democrat in his political proclivities and was consistent member of the United Brethren church. Of the five children of the first marriage the subject of this sketch is the eldest; Mary is the wife of Hiram Barden, of Clark county; Charlotte is the wife of George Toptine, of the same county; James B. is a representative farmer of Sylvan township, as is also Nelson. Two children were born of the second marriage: Emma is the wife of Frank Frye, of Sylvan township; and Winifred remains with her mother on the old homestead farm. George M. Hoke was but five years of age at the time of his father's removal to Wisconsin, and owing to the conditions of the pioneer days his early educational advantages were very limited in scope. He learned the shoemaker's trade under the direction of his father and thereafter he gave his attention principally to agricultural pursuits until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he promptly tendered his services in defense of the Union. On Jan. 1, 1862 he enlisted as a private in Company M, First Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry, which went into camp at Kenosha, shortly afterward (Mar. 17, 1862) proceeded to St. Louis, Mo., and remaining in that state until May, 1863, fighting bushwhackers. The regiment then joined General Rosecrans at Murfreesboro, taking part in the battles of Shelbyville, Chickamauga and other engagements and then being sent to Knoxville, to relieve General Burnside, being engaged in a number of sharp conflicts with the enemy. Later the regiment joined the forces of General Sherman, near Chattanooga. At the expiration of his term of enlistment, Mr. Hoke re-enlisted, as a veteran, becoming a member of the same company and regiment. In April of that year he was granted a veteran's furlough, passing the period at his home. He joined his command, which was stationed in Louisville, Ky., for two months. He was assigned to scouting duty in that locality, and after about two months marched with his regiment to Nashville, where he was similarly engaged for the ensuing four months. He rejoined his regiment at Calhoun, Ga., and shortly afterward returned to Louisville, where he did recruiting work. He then started for Nashville with his regiment, proceeding as far as Bowling Green and then being ordered to follow General Lyons, whose forces were overtaken at Hopkinsville, Ky., a running fight continuing about two weeks. The First Wisconsin then returned to Nashville and was ordered to West Point, Miss., taking part in Wilson's raid, and later assisting in the capture of Selma and Montgomery, as well as Tuskegee. Apr. 15, 1865, the regiment assisted in the capture of West Point, Miss., remaining there two days and then being ordered to Macon, Ga., where the command was stationed at the time of the final surrender The First Wisconsin Cavalry assisted in the capture of Jefferson Davis, and Mr. Hoke has a copy of the original report of the capture. In June his regiment was ordered to Nashville, remaining about one month, and there he received his honorable discharge, July 19, 1865. Though he served during the entire course of the great civil conflict Mr. Hoke was fortunate in never being wounded or captured. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant and as such received his discharge. After the war he returned to Sextonville, and for the folowing five years he was engaged principally in farming. He then took up his residence in Sextonville again, and for the ensuing twelve years he was engaged in managing and operating a sawmill. In 1883 he bought his present farm, of 120 acres, in section 1, Ithaca township, and here he makes a specialty of fruit culture and the general nursery business, having built up a successful enterprise in this department of his farming operations, and having one of the valuable places of the township. Mr. Hoke is a stanch support of the cause of the Republican party and has served in various local offices in his township. In a fraternal way he is enrolled as a member of W. H. Bennett Post, Grand Army of the Republic, at Richland Center, and he is also a prominent member of the lodge of Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Sextonville, having been identified with the same for the past thirty years and having held the various official chairs. He is well known in the county and his course has been such as to retain to him the confidence and good will of all who know him. Jan. 19, 1867, Mr. Hoke was united in marriage to Miss Maria Johnson, who was born in the state of Illinois, being a daughter of William and Mildred (Sexton) Johnson, honored pioneers of Richland county. Of the nine children of Mr. and Mrs. Hoke seven are living: Ora W. is engaged in the mercantile business in the sate of California; Charles A. is deceased; Joseph M. who married Miss Jennie Warren, is a farmer in Ithaca township; Nicholas J. remains at the parental home; Frederick H. is a farmer in the town of Ithaca, the maiden name of his wife having been Fannie Weitzel; William J. is a cheesemaker by occupation and resides in Sauk county; Clara is the wife of Wesley Thomas, of Sauk county; Ida is the wife of Jacob Wolf, of that county; and the ninth child died in infancy.

Children of George Mathias Hoke and Marian Johnson

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED115. Dwelling 36.

Marian Johnson

F, b. December 1845, d. 8 November 1922
Father*William Johnson b. 15 Mar 1796
Mother*Mindwell Sexton b. 13 Jul 1805, d. 1883
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMarian Johnson was also known as Maria.
Name VariationMarian Johnson was also known as Marion.
Married Name19 January 1867As of 19 January 1867,her married name was Hoke.
Census DateLocation
5 June 1900Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinMarian Johnson was listed as wife in George Mathias Hoke's household on the 1900 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin; living next door to Fred H. Hoke.1

Children of Marian Johnson and George Mathias Hoke

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED115. Dwelling 36.

William Johnson

M, b. 15 March 1796
Father*Martin Johnson
Mother*Sarah Burch

Child of William Johnson and Mindwell Sexton

Mindwell Sexton

F, b. 13 July 1805, d. 1883
Father*Ebenezer Sexton
Mother*Linda Britton
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMindwell Sexton was also known as Mildred.
Married NameHer married name was Johnson.

Child of Mindwell Sexton and William Johnson

Ora W. Hoke

M
Father*George Mathias Hoke b. 5 Feb 1845
Mother*Marian Johnson b. Dec 1845, d. 8 Nov 1922

Charles A. Hoke

M, d. 1905
Father*George Mathias Hoke b. 5 Feb 1845
Mother*Marian Johnson b. Dec 1845, d. 8 Nov 1922