Elizabeth Van Schoonhoven

F, b. circa 1879
Father*John H. Van Schoonhoven b. c 1853
Mother*Alice C. (?) b. c 1857

Mary A. Van Schoonhoven

F, b. April 1880
Father*John H. Van Schoonhoven b. c 1853
Mother*Alice C. (?) b. c 1857

Susan Van Schoonhoven

F, b. circa 1848
Father*John Van Schoonhoven b. Feb 1825, d. a Jun 1900
Mother*Mary A. (?) b. c 1827, d. b 1900

George Van Schoonhoven

M, b. circa 1850
Father*John Van Schoonhoven b. Feb 1825, d. a Jun 1900
Mother*Mary A. (?) b. c 1827, d. b 1900

Henry Van Schoonhoven

M, b. circa 1856
Father*John Van Schoonhoven b. Feb 1825, d. a Jun 1900
Mother*Mary A. (?) b. c 1827, d. b 1900

Charles Van Schoonhoven

M, b. circa September 1859
Father*John Van Schoonhoven b. Feb 1825, d. a Jun 1900
Mother*Mary A. (?) b. c 1827, d. b 1900

Dale Norman

M, b. circa 1911
Father*Fenton Norman b. 28 Apr 1888
Mother*Alice Cordelia Van Schoonhoven b. 5 May 1889, d. 18 Oct 1951

Herbert Ellwein

M, b. circa 1902
Father*Alex J. Ellwein b. c 1875
Mother*Rosina Dubs b. Jul 1879

Wilhelm Duren

M, b. 9 December 1819, d. 27 March 1908
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilhelm Duren was also known as William.
  • Wilhelm Duren was born on 9 December 1819 at Prussia.
  • He married Anna Sybilla Katherine Hansen on 17 February 1844.
  • Wilhelm Duren died on 27 March 1908 at age 88.
  • He was buried after 27 March 1908.
Census DateLocation
10 July 1860Westford, Richland, WisconsinWilhelm Duren was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.1
21 July 1870Westford, Richland, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.2
1880Westford, Richland, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.3
1 June 1900Westford, Richland, WisconsinHe was listed as father in Peter William Duren's household on the 1900 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.4
1 June 1905Cazenovia, Richland, WisconsinWilhelm Duren is listed as father on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Peter William Duren at Cazenovia, Richland, Wisconsin.5
     At Westford, Richland, Wisconsin, William Duren, a native of Prussia, came from that country in 1856 and entered land on section 2, living there until 1866, when he bought land on section 14. Six of the Duren children were born in House Duren in Sinsteden.

Records show that Wilhelm traveled from Antwerp to Southampton, England to New York, USA arriving via the ship Constitution on December 22, 1856. He would have just turned 37 years of age four days prior.

With Wilhelm on the same ship was Gottfried Leimkuehler. There is no listing of any of the children or Anna on the ship. The two youngest children were born in Cazenovia, Richland county, Wisconsin. (editor's note: Westford township)

When Wilhelm Duren and Godfried Leimkuehler arrived in Westford Township, Richland county, Wisconsin, Wilhelm built his first home for his wife and children in Section 3 of Westford Township. He lived there until 1866. He then bought land in Sec 14 of Westford Township,where he lived and built his sawmill along the Little Baraboo River. (editor's note: Section 2)

Great-grand daughter, Joanne Duren, remembers being told that Wilhelm had his own special pew in St Anthony's church. It was in the back of the church and sat up higher than the other pews. On a monument in the cemetery across the highway from the church is carved this:
"William Duren, the last of the pioneers of St. Anthony's church, born at Austel, Germany, December 9, 1819, died March 27, 1908." His wife Anna, is buried on the lot. She, the tombstone says, was also born in Germany; her birth date being November 20, 1822, and she died November 27, 1892. Mr. Duren, we believe, operated a sawmill on the Little Baraboo river not far from Germantown or Cazenovia. It was equipped with four saws and a turning lathe. This mill made stock for wagons, sleighs and some farm machinery. Later one run of stone for grinding feed was added.
Also upon the monument for William and Anna Duren is this:
"Rev. Stephen Duren, born Sept. 15, 1856. Ordained a priest June 24, 1884; died December 6, 1937."

Children of Wilhelm Duren and Anna Sybilla Katherine Hansen

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 1592. Page 188.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 75.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1445 Page Number 197C.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED123. Dwelling 80.
  5. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 74.

Anna Sybilla Katherine Hansen

F, b. 20 November 1822, d. 27 November 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name17 February 1844As of 17 February 1844,her married name was Duren.
  • Anna Sybilla Katherine Hansen was born on 20 November 1822 at Prussia also reported as 06 Nov 1822.
  • She married Wilhelm Duren on 17 February 1844.
  • Anna Sybilla Katherine Hansen died on 27 November 1892 at Richland, Wisconsin, at age 70.
Census DateLocation
10 July 1860Westford, Richland, WisconsinAnna Sybilla Katherine Hansen was listed in Wilhelm Duren's household on the 1860 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.1
21 July 1870Westford, Richland, WisconsinAnna Sybilla Katherine Hansen was listed in Wilhelm Duren's household on the 1870 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.2
1880Westford, Richland, WisconsinAnna Sybilla Katherine Hansen was listed as wife in Wilhelm Duren's household on the 1880 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.3
     On a monument in the cemetery across the highway from the church is carved this:
"William Duren, the last of the pioneers of St. Anthony's church, born at Austel, Germany, December 9, 1819, died March 27, 1908." His wife Anna, is buried on the lot. She, the tombstone says, was also born in Germany; her birth date being November 20, 1822, and she died November 27, 1892. Mr. Duren, we believe, operated a sawmill on the Little Baraboo river not far from Germantown or Cazenovia. It was equipped with four saws and a turning lathe. This mill made stock for wagons, sleighs and some farm machinery. Later one run of stone for grinding feed was added.
Also upon the monument for William and Anna Duren is this:
"Rev. Stephen Duren, born Sept. 15, 1856. Ordained a priest June 24, 1884; died December 6, 1937."

Children of Anna Sybilla Katherine Hansen and Wilhelm Duren

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 1592. Page 188.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 75.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1445 Page Number 197C.

Peter William Duren

M, b. 16 April 1845, d. 6 September 1923
Father*Wilhelm Duren b. 9 Dec 1819, d. 27 Mar 1908
Mother*Anna Sybilla Katherine Hansen b. 20 Nov 1822, d. 27 Nov 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationPeter William Duren was also known as Peter H.
Census DateLocation
10 July 1860Westford, Richland, WisconsinPeter William Duren was listed in Wilhelm Duren's household on the 1860 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.1
June 1880Westford, Richland, WisconsinPeter William Duren was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.2
1 June 1900Westford, Richland, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.3
1 June 1905Cazenovia, Richland, WisconsinHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 at Cazenovia, Richland, Wisconsin.4

Children of Peter William Duren and Anna Philomena Ruskauff

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 1592. Page 188.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, EDNA Film Number T9-1445 Page Number 196B.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED123. Dwelling 80.
  4. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 74.

Matilda Mecktildis Duren

F, b. 18 October 1847, d. 1919
Father*Wilhelm Duren b. 9 Dec 1819, d. 27 Mar 1908
Mother*Anna Sybilla Katherine Hansen b. 20 Nov 1822, d. 27 Nov 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Valder.
Census DateLocation
10 July 1860Westford, Richland, WisconsinMatilda Mecktildis Duren was listed in Wilhelm Duren's household on the 1860 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 1592. Page 188.

Adam Hubert Duren

M, b. 19 January 1850, d. 1928
Father*Wilhelm Duren b. 9 Dec 1819, d. 27 Mar 1908
Mother*Anna Sybilla Katherine Hansen b. 20 Nov 1822, d. 27 Nov 1892
Census DateLocation
10 July 1860Westford, Richland, WisconsinAdam Hubert Duren was listed in Wilhelm Duren's household on the 1860 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.1
21 July 1870Westford, Richland, WisconsinAdam Hubert Duren was listed in Wilhelm Duren's household on the 1870 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.2
1880Westford, Richland, WisconsinAdam Hubert Duren was listed as a son in Wilhelm Duren's household on the 1880 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.3
14 June 1900South Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WisconsinAdam Hubert Duren was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at South Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.4

Children of Adam Hubert Duren and Margaret Schryer

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 1592. Page 188.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 75.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1445 Page Number 197C.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: South Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1807; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 196.

Anna Sophia Duren

F, b. 18 April 1852, d. 1922
Father*Wilhelm Duren b. 9 Dec 1819, d. 27 Mar 1908
Mother*Anna Sybilla Katherine Hansen b. 20 Nov 1822, d. 27 Nov 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Dueppen.
Name VariationAnna Sophia Duren was also known as Sophia.
Census DateLocation
10 July 1860Westford, Richland, WisconsinAnna Sophia Duren was listed in Wilhelm Duren's household on the 1860 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.1
21 July 1870Westford, Richland, WisconsinAnna Sophia Duren was listed in Wilhelm Duren's household on the 1870 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 1592. Page 188.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 75.

Reverand Stephen Duren

M, b. 15 September 1856, d. 6 December 1937
Father*Wilhelm Duren b. 9 Dec 1819, d. 27 Mar 1908
Mother*Anna Sybilla Katherine Hansen b. 20 Nov 1822, d. 27 Nov 1892
  • Reverand Stephen Duren was born on 15 September 1856 at Germany.
  • He was the son of Wilhelm Duren and Anna Sybilla Katherine Hansen.
  • Reverand Stephen Duren performed the marriage of Frank Mathias Duren and Henrietta Mary Mohelnitzky on 8 September 1910 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Cazenovia, Richland, Wisconsin; A pretty wedding took place on Thursday September 8, at St Anthony's church when Frank Duren and Henrietta Mohelnitzky were united in marriage. The ceremony took place at 9 o'clock in the morning, the Rev. Stephen Duren of Groton, S.D., uncle of the groom officiating. The witnesses were John and Hannah Duren, brother and sister of the groom and Frances Mohelnitzky, sister of the bride and Tony Milfred.

    After the ceremony the guests congregated at the home of the bride. The bridal party was preceeded by the Cazenovia Band, an organization of which Mr. Duren is a member. The day was an enjoyable one and a dance was given at the Opera House in the evening.

    Both the bride and the groom are highly respected young people of this place and they have the best wishes of all. They left the following Saturday for a week's visit in Milwaukee. They are now at home to their friends at Germantown.
  • Reverand Stephen Duren died on 6 December 1937 at age 81.
Census DateLocation
10 July 1860Westford, Richland, WisconsinReverand Stephen Duren was listed in Wilhelm Duren's household on the 1860 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.1
21 July 1870Westford, Richland, WisconsinReverand Stephen Duren was listed in Wilhelm Duren's household on the 1870 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.2
1880Seminary Of St. Francis, Lake, Milwaukee, WisconsinReverand Stephen Duren was listed as a student at the Seminary of St. Francis on the 1880 Census at Seminary Of St. Francis, Lake, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
     Rev. Stephen Duren. Ordained a priest June 24, 1884.

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 1592. Page 188.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 75.

Katherine Katerina Duren

F, b. 11 July 1861, d. August 1931
Father*Wilhelm Duren b. 9 Dec 1819, d. 27 Mar 1908
Mother*Anna Sybilla Katherine Hansen b. 20 Nov 1822, d. 27 Nov 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Goodrieter.
Married NameHer married name was Gutreuter.
Name VariationKatherine Katerina Duren was also known as Katie.
Name VariationKatherine Katerina Duren was also known as Katy.
Census DateLocation
21 July 1870Westford, Richland, WisconsinKatherine Katerina Duren was listed in Wilhelm Duren's household on the 1870 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.1
1880Westford, Richland, WisconsinKatherine Katerina Duren was listed as a daughter in Wilhelm Duren's household on the 1880 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 75.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1445 Page Number 197C.

Clara M. Bodendein

F, b. 13 December 1904, d. 14 June 1993
Father*John P. Bodendein
Mother*Clara Tourdot
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name14 September 1921As of 14 September 1921,her married name was Duren.

Children of Clara M. Bodendein and Jacob W. Duren

Joseph R. Kaul

M, b. 18 June 1916, d. 22 December 2005
Father*Michael Kaul b. 26 Sep 1880, d. 4 Dec 1959
Mother*Christina Susie Greenheck b. 30 Mar 1883, d. 1 Jan 1967
  • Joseph R. Kaul was born on 18 June 1916.
  • He was the son of Michael Kaul and Christina Susie Greenheck.
  • Joseph R. Kaul married Esther Munz on 21 June 1951.
  • Joseph R. Kaul died on 22 December 2005 at age 89 Joseph R. Kaul, age 89, of Hillpoint, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at Pine Valley Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 18, 1916, in Bear Valley, the son of Michael and Christina (Greenheck) Kaul. Joseph served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was married on June 21, 1951, to the former Esther Munz. Joseph was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Keyesville. Survivors include his wife, Esther Kaul of Hillpoint; 11 children, Paul (Kathryn) Kaul of Marengo, Ill., Mark (Barbara) Kaul of Dalhart, Texas, Miriam Olson and Robert Gunnink of Phoenix, Ariz., Mari Jo (David) Kabat of Cashton, Wis., Edward Kaul of Albuquerque, N.M., Mary Esther (Steven) Freeman of Las Vegas, N.M., Mary Lynn (Donald) Drake of Albuquerque, N.M. Maria Kaul Casper and Calvin Casper of Alma Center, Ann Kaul of Los Alamos, N.M., Joseph J. Kaul and Timothy Kaul, both of Hillpoint; 21 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, Francis Kaul of Lone Rock; a sister, Mercedes Barry of Richland Center; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Christina Kaul; a son, Frank Kaul, in 1990; a great-granddaughter, Anna; and three brothers, Leonard, Leo and Albert Kaul. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at 11 a.m. at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Keyesville. Father Andrea Panic will officiate with burial in the church cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the local Veterans Military Memorial Honors Unit. Visitation will be held on Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the STAFFORD FUNERAL HOME, Richland Center.

Child of Joseph R. Kaul and Esther Munz

Esther Munz

F, b. 10 October 1927, d. 1 July 2017
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name21 June 1951As of 21 June 1951,her married name was Kaul.
  • Esther Munz was born on 10 October 1927 at Richland, Wisconsin.
  • She married Joseph R. Kaul, son of Michael Kaul and Christina Susie Greenheck, on 21 June 1951.
  • Esther Munz died on 1 July 2017 at Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 89 Esther Kaul, age 89, of rural Hillpoint, passed away on Saturday, July 01, 2017 at Sauk County Healthcare Center in Reedsburg.

    She was born in Buena Vista Township, Richland County on October 10, 1927 the daughter of Frank and Mary (Miller) Munz. She married Joseph R. Kaul on June 21, 1951 at St. Killian’s Catholic Church in Bear Valley. They were very devout, active and proud Catholic Christians. For over 50 years, Joe and Esther farmed and raised their family.

    Survivors include eleven children, Paul (Kathy) Kaul of Marengo, IL, Mark (Barbara) Kaul of Dalhart, TX, Miriam Olson (Robert Gunnink) of LaCrosse, WI, Mari Jo (David) Kabat of Cashton, WI, Edward Kaul of Albuquerque, NM, Esther Kaul Freeman (Steven) of Las Vegas, NM, Lynn (Don) Drake of Albuquerque, NM, Maria Kaul Casper (Calvin) of Alma Center, WI, Ann Kaul (Brian Stafford) of Santa Fe, NM, Joseph J. Kaul of Hillpoint, WI, and Timothy Kaul of Hillpoint, WI; 21 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Vince and Paul Munz; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

    Esther is preceded in death by her parents; husband Joseph R. Kaul, a son Frank Kaul, a great granddaughter Anna Marie, a sister Bertilla LaMere, 2 brothers Cyril and Fred Munz.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Keyesville with Fr. Eric Berns officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM at the Clary Memorial Funeral Home in Richland Center. A Rosary will be held on Wednesday at church at 10:30 AM with visitation from 10:45 AM until the time of services.

Child of Esther Munz and Joseph R. Kaul

Francis Kaul

M, b. circa 1918
Father*Michael Kaul b. 26 Sep 1880, d. 4 Dec 1959
Mother*Christina Susie Greenheck b. 30 Mar 1883, d. 1 Jan 1967

Frank Kaul

M, d. 1990
Father*Joseph R. Kaul b. 18 Jun 1916, d. 22 Dec 2005
Mother*Esther Munz b. 10 Oct 1927, d. 1 Jul 2017

Leonard Kaul

M, b. circa 1915, d. before December 2005
Father*Michael Kaul b. 26 Sep 1880, d. 4 Dec 1959
Mother*Christina Susie Greenheck b. 30 Mar 1883, d. 1 Jan 1967

Leo Kaul

M, b. circa 1921, d. before December 2005
Father*Michael Kaul b. 26 Sep 1880, d. 4 Dec 1959
Mother*Christina Susie Greenheck b. 30 Mar 1883, d. 1 Jan 1967

Albert Kaul

M, b. circa 1923, d. before December 2005
Father*Michael Kaul b. 26 Sep 1880, d. 4 Dec 1959
Mother*Christina Susie Greenheck b. 30 Mar 1883, d. 1 Jan 1967

Mary Catherine Schmitz

F, b. 1849, d. 1930
Father*Mathias Joseph Schmitz b. c 1821, d. b 1870
Mother*Christina Schmitt b. c 1829, d. 22 Oct 1895
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMary Catherine Schmitz was also known as Katherina.
Name VariationMary Catherine Schmitz was also known as Catherine.
Census DateLocation
7 August 1860Taycheedah, Fond Du Lac, WisconsinMary Catherine Schmitz was listed in Mathias Joseph Schmitz's household on the 1860 Census at Taycheedah, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin.1
19 July 1870Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinMary Catherine Schmitz was listed in Christina Schmitt's household on the 1870 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.2
     Before 1895 Christina (Schmitt) Schmitz King with children.

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 156. Dwelling 1107.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 22. Dwelling 159.

Cecelia Schmitz

F, b. 1854, d. 1918
Father*Mathias Joseph Schmitz b. c 1821, d. b 1870
Mother*Christina Schmitt b. c 1829, d. 22 Oct 1895
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Wiedenfeld.
Name VariationCecelia Schmitz was also known as Celia.
Census DateLocation
7 August 1860Taycheedah, Fond Du Lac, WisconsinCecelia Schmitz was listed in Mathias Joseph Schmitz's household on the 1860 Census at Taycheedah, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin.1
19 July 1870Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinCecelia Schmitz was listed in Christina Schmitt's household on the 1870 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.2
     Before 1895 Christina (Schmitt) Schmitz King with children.

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 156. Dwelling 1107.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 22. Dwelling 159.

Sylvia I. Premo

F, b. 8 September 1913, d. 13 June 2007
Father*Kenneth Lyle Premo b. 16 Aug 1886, d. 20 Jan 1960
Mother*Dora Elizabeth Hill b. 6 Nov 1886, d. 3 Apr 1984
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name3 July 1937As of 3 July 1937,her married name was Gray.
  • Sylvia I. Premo was born on 8 September 1913 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Kenneth Lyle Premo and Dora Elizabeth Hill.
  • Sylvia I. Premo married John Gray on 3 July 1937.
  • Sylvia I. Premo died on 13 June 2007 at Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, at age 93 Sylvia I. Gray, age 93, died on Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. She was born on Sept. 8, 1913, in Sauk Prairie, to Kenneth and Dora (Hill) Premo. She was united in marriage to John I. Gray on July 3, 1937, in Madison. He preceded her in death in 1971. She worked for the Wisconsin Telephone Company, the State of Wisconsin Food Service and also was the Town of Burke Treasurer. Sylvia was a long time member and worked at Sherman Avenue United Methodist Church in Madison. She was very active in many community service organizations including RSVP. Sylvia was a 4-H leader for many years.

Wayne Allen Premo

M, b. 1916, d. 1920
Father*Kenneth Lyle Premo b. 16 Aug 1886, d. 20 Jan 1960
Mother*Dora Elizabeth Hill b. 6 Nov 1886, d. 3 Apr 1984

Bonita M. Premo

F, b. circa 1926, d. before 2012
Father*Kenneth Lyle Premo b. 16 Aug 1886, d. 20 Jan 1960
Mother*Dora Elizabeth Hill b. 6 Nov 1886, d. 3 Apr 1984
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Kenney.

Janet Ann Dederich

F, b. 23 April 1919, d. 15 May 2011
Father*Lawrence A. Dederich b. 14 Jan 1896, d. 7 Nov 1975
Mother*Grace Thering b. 2 Jun 1895, d. 14 Feb 1979
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name6 April 1942As of 6 April 1942,her married name was Mattix.
  • Janet Ann Dederich was born on 23 April 1919 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Lawrence A. Dederich and Grace Thering.
  • Janet Ann Dederich married Lloyd R. Mattix, son of Ralph C. Mattix and Josephine B. (?), on 6 April 1942.
  • Janet Ann Dederich died on 15 May 2011 at age 92 Janet Ann Mattix (nee Dederich), age 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Clare Bridge, Middleton.

    Janet was born April 23, 1919, in Marathon City, the first of seven children born to Lawrence "Ted" and Grace (nee Thering) Dederich. In 1927 her family moved back to Sauk County where her father owned and operated the Cold Springs Cheese Factory. She attended the Loreto one-room school, St. Luke's Catholic School in Plain and graduated Spring Green High School in 1936. That fall she enrolled in the accelerated teacher training program at Sauk County Normal where she met fellow student and her lifelong love Lloyd Mattix. They were married April 6, 1942, at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo.

    She was an office employee with various companies, including the Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company, Mobile, Ala., as Lloyd trained on various bases stateside. They moved to Middleton in 1951 and then to the rural homes Lloyd built in the Town of Springfield. She taught in several Sauk County one-room schools, was employed in the payroll office with University Extension and skillfully managed the books for their construction business.

    Janet played fast-pitch softball into her 50s, and later golf. She pitched the State Championship winning game for Reedsburg at the 1939 Wisconsin State Fair. She and Lloyd took up golf in their 60s and enjoyed playing various courses around the state and Florida. She loved to golf, won a championship at Blackhawk Country Club and scored a hole-in-one.

    Janet loved animals and her family was blessed with horses, cats and dogs growing up. She was fabulous at bridge, an avid reader and never stopped learning. Her homemade pies and jelly were out of this world. She was kind and loving, had a great sense of humor, loved to laugh and most of all a great person.

    Janet is survived by Lloyd, her loving husband of 69 years; children, Tim (Mary) Mattix of Cross Plains, Susan Mattix of Madison, and Robert Mattix of Cross Plains; eight grandchildren, Jessica Mattix, Katie (Justin) Blanchar, Timothy, Sarah and Laura Mattix, Benjamin (Sara) Braydon, and Allison and Janna Mattix; two great-granddaughters, Carlyn and Autumn Blanchar; two brothers, Carl (Georgia) Dederich and Gerard (Pat) Dederich; a sister, Joan (Harry Gwynne) McArthur; sister-in-law, Virginia "Ginny" Dederich; as well as many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

    Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Scott in 2008; brothers, Paul (Irene) and Lawrence "Lorry"; a sister, Dorothy Dederich; parents-in-law, Ralph and Josephine "Sophie" Mattix; brother-in-law, Richard (Edith) Mattix; and sister-in-law, LaRetta (Ralph) Hearn.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 7450 University Ave., Middleton, at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2011, with Monsignor Douglas Dushack presiding. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Loreto. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 19, 2011, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the GUNDERSON WEST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 7435 University Ave., Middleton and also on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Child of Janet Ann Dederich and Lloyd R. Mattix