Peter A. Schmitz

M, b. 26 August 1879, d. 18 June 1939
Father*Joseph Schmitz b. 31 May 1850, d. 20 Oct 1927
Mother*Gertrude Ann Dederich b. 2 Aug 1854, d. 23 Nov 1932
Life EventDateDescription
Birth26 August 1879Peter A. Schmitz was born on 26 August 1879 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Joseph Schmitz and Gertrude Ann Dederich.
Marriagecirca 1913Peter A. Schmitz married Anna Margaret Bissen, daughter of Nicholas Bissen and Eva Weires, circa 1913.
Death18 June 1939Peter A. Schmitz died on 18 June 1939 at age 59.
Census DateLocationDescription
31 January 1920Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinPeter A. Schmitz was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin, living next door to Joesph Schmitz.1
2 May 1930Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.2

Children of Peter A. Schmitz and Anna Margaret Bissen

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED201. Dwelling 190.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED9. Dwelling 180.

Anna Margaret Bissen

F, b. 29 June 1885, d. 5 March 1976
Father*Nicholas Bissen
Mother*Eva Weires
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1913As of circa 1913,her married name was Schmitz.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth29 June 1885Anna Margaret Bissen was born on 29 June 1885 at Minnesota.
She was the daughter of Nicholas Bissen and Eva Weires.
Marriagecirca 1913Anna Margaret Bissen married Peter A. Schmitz, son of Joseph Schmitz and Gertrude Ann Dederich, circa 1913.
Death5 March 1976Anna Margaret Bissen died on 5 March 1976 at age 90.
Census DateLocationDescription
31 January 1920Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinAnna Margaret Bissen was listed as wife in Peter A. Schmitz's household on the 1920 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin; living next door to Joesph Schmitz.1
2 May 1930Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinAnna Margaret Bissen was listed as wife in Peter A. Schmitz's household on the 1930 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.2

Children of Anna Margaret Bissen and Peter A. Schmitz

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED201. Dwelling 190.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED9. Dwelling 180.

Rita M. Schmitz

F, b. 5 September 1921, d. 22 March 2017
Father*Peter A. Schmitz b. 26 Aug 1879, d. 18 Jun 1939
Mother*Anna Margaret Bissen b. 29 Jun 1885, d. 5 Mar 1976
Rita (Schmitz) Marklein 1921-2017
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name19 October 1946As of 19 October 1946,her married name was Marklein.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 September 1921Rita M. Schmitz was born on 5 September 1921 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Peter A. Schmitz and Anna Margaret Bissen.
Marriage19 October 1946Rita M. Schmitz married Robert I. Marklein, son of Irvin Francis Marklein and Susan A. McPhillips, on 19 October 1946.
Death22 March 2017Rita M. Schmitz died on 22 March 2017 at age 95 Rita M. Marklein age 95 of Spring Green peacefully passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 with her three girls by her side. She was born on September 5, 1921 the daughter of Peter and Anna (Bissen) Schmitz in Bear Valley, WI. She was married on October 19, 1946 to Bob Marklein and was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Spring Green. Rita’s personality set her apart. You only had to meet her for a short while to feel her genuine kindness, warmth and humor. She had a way of making you feel like you were the most important person in the room. She was a wonderful mom and grandma and made each of us feel that we were “her favorite”. She held many jobs in the Spring Green area but by far her favorite was working at the Bank of Spring Green where she developed many strong friendships that continued after her retirement. In her 95 years she touched many lives- she truly had a wonderful life. Survivors include her 3 daughters, Joyce Loomis of Waunakee, Ann (Tom) Sippy of Madison, Renee (Joe) Dolan of Sparta, 7 grandchildren, Meeghan (John), Mark, Greg, Paul (Jessica), Jeff, Laura (Andrew), Karen, a granddaughter-in-law, Stacy, 2 great grandchildren, Chloe and Selah, 2 brothers, Joe (Catherine) Schmitz, Erwin (Lindy) Schmitz both of Bear Valley, nieces, nephews, her very special in-laws, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son-in-law, Bob Loomis, a grandson, Wade Loomis, 4 sisters, Eva Schmitz, Zita Nachreiner, Gert Bindl, Anne Ring, 3 brothers, Gregor, Leonard and Francis Schmitz. A special thank you to Bucky and Arlene Peterson for their daily visits, friendship and unending support. She called them her angels, and indeed they were. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Spring Green. Fr. John Silva will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at St. John’s Catholic Church from 4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. and again on Wednesday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church or school, or to St. Killian’s Cemetery Association. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Census DateLocationDescription
2 May 1930Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinRita M. Schmitz was listed as a daughter in Peter A. Schmitz's household on the 1930 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED9. Dwelling 180.

Robert I. Marklein

M, b. 27 July 1920, d. 9 July 1970
Father*Irvin Francis Marklein b. 10 Feb 1894, d. 1970
Mother*Susan A. McPhillips b. Jul 1897, d. May 1951
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRobert I. Marklein was also known as Bobby.
Name VariationRobert I. Marklein was also known as Bob.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth27 July 1920Robert I. Marklein was born on 27 July 1920 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Irvin Francis Marklein and Susan A. McPhillips.
Marriage19 October 1946Robert I. Marklein married Rita M. Schmitz, daughter of Peter A. Schmitz and Anna Margaret Bissen, on 19 October 1946.
Death9 July 1970Robert I. Marklein died on 9 July 1970 at age 49.

Anne M. Schmitz

F, b. 20 July 1926, d. 16 November 2015
Father*Peter A. Schmitz b. 26 Aug 1879, d. 18 Jun 1939
Mother*Anna Margaret Bissen b. 29 Jun 1885, d. 5 Mar 1976
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnne M. Schmitz was also known as Anna.
Name VariationAnne M. Schmitz was also known as Annie.
Married NameHer married name was Ring.
Married NameAugust 1947As of August 1947,her married name was Ring.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 July 1926Anne M. Schmitz was born on 20 July 1926 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Peter A. Schmitz and Anna Margaret Bissen.
MarriageAugust 1947Anne M. Schmitz married Cletus R. Ring, son of Raymond Ring and Emma Theresa Blau, in August 1947.
Death16 November 2015Anne M. Schmitz died on 16 November 2015 at age 89 Anna “Anne” M. Ring age 89, of Plain, took her last breath on earth and her first breath in heaven at 8:55 A.M. on November 16, 2015. She died like she had always prayed for, peacefully, surrounded by her children and several grandchildren. Anne always said she never did anything exceptional in the eyes of the world like building skyscrapers or curing cancer, but she found great joy in what she did do well, raising her 7 children, all of whom meant the world to her. Anne worked for many years as a nursing assistant at Sauk County Healthcare Center and Greenway Manor which was her home during her final years. She was also a part-time librarian at the Plain Library. She will always be remembered for her “momizms” and always having a smile on her face and a rosary in her hand, purse and bedside. She leaves behind the love of her life, Cletus Ring, her children, Steve (Nancy) Ring, June (Charles) Drott both of Scottsdale, AZ, Gail (Tim) Bryne of Middleton, Betty (John) Kraemer of Paradise Valley, AZ, Karen (John) Heinz of Scottsdale, AZ, Mike (Nancy) Ring of Plain, Jim (Peggy) Ring of Spring Green, 16 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, a sister, Rita Marklein of Spring Green, 2 brothers, Erwin (Lindy) Schmitz and Joe (Catherine) Schmitz both of Bear Valley, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Anna Schmitz, 3 brothers, Leonard, Gregor and Francis, 3 sisters, Eva Schmitz, Zita Nachreiner and Gertrude Bindl. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain at 12:00 Noon. Fr. Mike Resop will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers Anne requested that memorials be made to the maintenance fund of St. Ann’s Shrine, St. Lukes Catholic Church, Greenway Manor Nursing Home or the Diabetes Association. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Greenway Manor. All the family will be forever grateful for all your love and care given to our mother. “ Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” “ Because of our mother, we will never be the same.” Online condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Census DateLocationDescription
2 May 1930Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinAnne M. Schmitz was listed as a daughter in Peter A. Schmitz's household on the 1930 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED9. Dwelling 180.

Cletus R. Ring

M, b. 15 February 1926, d. 3 February 2017
Father*Raymond Ring b. c 1903
Mother*Emma Theresa Blau b. 7 Oct 1902, d. 18 Sep 1993
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCletus R. Ring was also known as Clete.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 February 1926Cletus R. Ring was born on 15 February 1926 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Raymond Ring and Emma Theresa Blau.
MarriageAugust 1947Cletus R. Ring married Anne M. Schmitz, daughter of Peter A. Schmitz and Anna Margaret Bissen, in August 1947.
Death3 February 2017Cletus R. Ring died on 3 February 2017 at age 90 Cletus R. Ring “Clete” left this world a better place than he found it on February 3, 2017. Just shy of his 91st birthday, he was born February 15, 1926, in Plain to Raymond and Emma (Blau) Ring. Clete enlisted in the US Navy during World War II at the age of 17. He served on board the USS Gambier Bay CVE73, serving as a motor machinist in the engine room. On October 25, 1944, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, his ship was sunk by enemy gunfire. Wounded badly, Clete survived 2 days in shark infested waters, clinging to a life raft. He was subsequently awarded the Purple Heart. Returning to Plain after the war, Clete married Anna M. Schmitz in August of 1947. Subsequently he built and ran the Skelly Service Station in Plain for over 20 years. He also was a member of the United Steamfitters Local 601. Following retirement Clete could most often be found at his sons’ business, RingBrothers, where he would keep staff and visitors regaled with his stories and advice to all, (and on all subjects). Clete is survived by what he undoubtedly would say is his greatest legacy, his 7 children: Steve (Nancy) Ring of Scottsdale, AZ, June (Charlie) Drott of Scottsdale, AZ, Gail Byrne of Madison (Tim Byrne of Middleton), Betty (John) Kraemer of Paradise Valley AZ, Karen (John) Heinz of Scottsdale AZ, Mike (Nancy) Ring of Plain and Jim (Peggy) Ring of Spring Green, 16 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 6 sisters Caroline Weiss, Elvy Weiss, Bernice Weber, Alice Swinehart, Charlotte Dischler, Audray Gerber and a brother John (Jack) Ring. He was preceded in death by former wife Anna M. Ring, a special friend Kathy Kohler, his parents Raymond and Emma Ring and a brother Delmar Ring. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 11:30 AM at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Plain. Father John Silva will officiate with burial in the church cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Plain American Legion Post #398. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the church from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers Clete requested that memorials be sent to the USS Gambier Bay Association or St Luke’s Catholic Church. The family would like to give special thanks to Father John, the staff at Greenway Terrace and to all those who assisted the family at Greenway Manor. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Gregor J. Schmitz

M, b. 30 August 1913, d. 22 August 1921
Father*Peter A. Schmitz b. 26 Aug 1879, d. 18 Jun 1939
Mother*Anna Margaret Bissen b. 29 Jun 1885, d. 5 Mar 1976
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationGregor J. Schmitz was also known as Gregory.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth30 August 1913Gregor J. Schmitz was born on 30 August 1913 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Peter A. Schmitz and Anna Margaret Bissen.
Death22 August 1921Gregor J. Schmitz died on 22 August 1921 at age 7.
Census DateLocationDescription
31 January 1920Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinGregor J. Schmitz was listed as a son in Peter A. Schmitz's household on the 1920 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin; living next door to Joesph Schmitz.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED201. Dwelling 190.

Leonard Nicholas Schmitz

M, b. 3 March 1920, d. 14 April 1921
Father*Peter A. Schmitz b. 26 Aug 1879, d. 18 Jun 1939
Mother*Anna Margaret Bissen b. 29 Jun 1885, d. 5 Mar 1976
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 March 1920Leonard Nicholas Schmitz was born on 3 March 1920.
He was the son of Peter A. Schmitz and Anna Margaret Bissen.
Death14 April 1921Leonard Nicholas Schmitz died on 14 April 1921 at age 1.

Francis P. Schmitz

M, b. 31 October 1922, d. 30 November 2003
Father*Peter A. Schmitz b. 26 Aug 1879, d. 18 Jun 1939
Mother*Anna Margaret Bissen b. 29 Jun 1885, d. 5 Mar 1976
Life EventDateDescription
Birth31 October 1922Francis P. Schmitz was born on 31 October 1922 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Peter A. Schmitz and Anna Margaret Bissen.
Marriage12 October 1948Francis P. Schmitz married Florence E. Marklein, daughter of Herman G. Marklein and Erna L. Willey, on 12 October 1948.
Death30 November 2003Francis P. Schmitz died on 30 November 2003 at age 81 Francis P. Schmitz, age 81, of Richland Center, and formerly of Bear Valley, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at Meriter Park Hospital in Madison, while surrounded by his wife of 55 years, Florence and his family. He was born on Oct. 31, 1922, in Bear Valley, the son of Peter and Anna (Bissen) Schmitz. Francis was married on Oct. 12, 1948, to the former Florence Marklein. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Richland Center. Francis was a fire warden for more than 25 years and operated the Schmitz Cheese Factory and farm with his two brothers, starting when he was 14 years old, and retiring when he was 65 years old. Upon his retirement, he loved to do woodworking and was generous with his creative talent. Survivors include his wife, Florence Schmitz of Richland Center; five children, Gerry (Alice) Schmitz of Hawthorn Woods, Ill., Kathy (Wayne) Morgenthaler of Richland Center, Peter (Cindy) Schmitz of Sun Prairie, Tom (April) Schmitz of Spring Green, and Dale (Mary) Schmitz of Naperville, Ill; 10 grandchildren; five siblings, Gertrude Bindl of Plain, Joe (Catherine) Schmitz of Bear Valley, Erwin (Lindy) Schmitz of Bear Valley, Rita Marklein of Spring Green, and Annie Ring of Plain; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Anna Schmitz; two brothers, Leonard and Gregor; and two sisters, Zita Nachreiner and Eva Schmitz. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Richland Center. Father Emmanuel Famiyeh will officiate with burial in the St. Kilian's Catholic Cemetery in Bear Valley. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at the STAFFORD FUNERAL HOME in Richland Center from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., where a scripture service will be held at 4 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. The Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Census DateLocationDescription
2 May 1930Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinFrancis P. Schmitz was listed as a son in Peter A. Schmitz's household on the 1930 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.1
  • Francis P. Schmitz obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Richland Center, Richland, Wisconsin.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED9. Dwelling 180.

Eva Gertrude Schmitz

F, b. 16 March 1915, d. 22 December 1942
Father*Peter A. Schmitz b. 26 Aug 1879, d. 18 Jun 1939
Mother*Anna Margaret Bissen b. 29 Jun 1885, d. 5 Mar 1976
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 March 1915Eva Gertrude Schmitz was born on 16 March 1915 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Peter A. Schmitz and Anna Margaret Bissen.
Death22 December 1942Eva Gertrude Schmitz died on 22 December 1942 at age 27.
Census DateLocationDescription
31 January 1920Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinEva Gertrude Schmitz was listed as a daughter in Peter A. Schmitz's household on the 1920 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin; living next door to Joesph Schmitz.1
2 May 1930Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinEva Gertrude Schmitz was listed as a daughter in Peter A. Schmitz's household on the 1930 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED201. Dwelling 190.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED9. Dwelling 180.

Zita F. Schmitz

F, b. 1918, d. 2 April 1963
Father*Peter A. Schmitz b. 26 Aug 1879, d. 18 Jun 1939
Mother*Anna Margaret Bissen b. 29 Jun 1885, d. 5 Mar 1976
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationZita F. Schmitz was also known as Zeith.
Name VariationZita F. Schmitz was also known as Zita E.
Married NameHer married name was Nachreiner.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageZita F. Schmitz married Harold R. Nachreiner, son of Rudolph Simon Nachreiner and Rosella Heiser.
Birth1918Zita F. Schmitz was born in 1918 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Peter A. Schmitz and Anna Margaret Bissen.
Death2 April 1963Zita F. Schmitz died on 2 April 1963.
Census DateLocationDescription
31 January 1920Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinZita F. Schmitz was listed as a daughter in Peter A. Schmitz's household on the 1920 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin; living next door to Joesph Schmitz.1
2 May 1930Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinZita F. Schmitz was listed as a daughter in Peter A. Schmitz's household on the 1930 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED201. Dwelling 190.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED9. Dwelling 180.

Joseph Schmitz

M, b. 31 May 1850, d. 20 October 1927
Father*Peter Schmitz b. 18 Nov 1812, d. 25 Apr 1873
Mother*Cecila Goeker b. 4 Oct 1825, d. 27 Mar 1886
Life EventDateDescription
Birth31 May 1850Joseph Schmitz was born on 31 May 1850 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Peter Schmitz and Cecila Goeker.
Marriage25 November 1878Joseph Schmitz married Gertrude Ann Dederich, daughter of Anton D. Dederich and Anna Mary Schaefer, on 25 November 1878.
Death20 October 1927Joseph Schmitz died on 20 October 1927 at age 77.
Census DateLocationDescription
31 January 1920Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinJoseph Schmitz was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin, living next door to Peter A. Schmitz.1

Children of Joseph Schmitz and Gertrude Ann Dederich

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED201. Dwelling 189.

Regina Schmitz

F, b. circa 1899
Father*Joseph Schmitz b. 31 May 1850, d. 20 Oct 1927
Mother*Gertrude Ann Dederich b. 2 Aug 1854, d. 23 Nov 1932
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1899Regina Schmitz was born circa 1899 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Joseph Schmitz and Gertrude Ann Dederich.
Census DateLocationDescription
31 January 1920Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinRegina Schmitz was listed as a daughter in Joseph Schmitz's household on the 1920 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin; living next door to Peter A. Schmitz.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED201. Dwelling 189.

(?) Schmitz

M, b. 15 March 1925, d. 15 March 1925
Father*Peter A. Schmitz b. 26 Aug 1879, d. 18 Jun 1939
Mother*Anna Margaret Bissen b. 29 Jun 1885, d. 5 Mar 1976
Life EventDateDescription
Death15 March 1925(?) Schmitz died on 15 March 1925.
Birth15 March 1925He was born on 15 March 1925.
He was the son of Peter A. Schmitz and Anna Margaret Bissen.

Nicholas Bissen

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageNicholas Bissen married Eva Weires.

Child of Nicholas Bissen and Eva Weires

Eva Weires

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Bissen.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEva Weires married Nicholas Bissen.

Child of Eva Weires and Nicholas Bissen

Florence E. Marklein

F, b. 23 June 1928, d. 21 March 2012
Father*Herman G. Marklein b. 3 Nov 1892, d. 1962
Mother*Erna L. Willey b. 1892, d. a 1985
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name12 October 1948As of 12 October 1948,her married name was Schmitz.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth23 June 1928Florence E. Marklein was born on 23 June 1928 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Herman G. Marklein and Erna L. Willey.
Marriage12 October 1948Florence E. Marklein married Francis P. Schmitz, son of Peter A. Schmitz and Anna Margaret Bissen, on 12 October 1948.
Death21 March 2012Florence E. Marklein died on 21 March 2012 at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 83 Florence E. Schmitz, age 83, of Richland Center and formerly of Bear Valley, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Greenway Manor Nursing Home in Spring Green. Florence was born on June 23, 1928, the daughter of Herman and Erna (Willey) Marklein of Plain. She met her husband, Francis Schmitz at a dance. They were married on Oct. 12, 1948, and spent 55 years working hard together at the Schmitz Bear Valley Cheese Factory. After their retirement in 1987, they moved to Richland Center. Together they raised four sons and a daughter, Gerry (Alice) of Hawthorn Woods, Ill., Kathy (Wayne) Morgenthaler of Richland Center, Peter (Cindy) of Sun Prairie, Tom (April) of Spring Green and Dale (Mary) of Naperville, Ill; 10 grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Imelda (Don) Lins of Prairie du Sac, two sisters-in-law, Rita Marklein and Anne Marie Ring both of Spring Green; two brothers-in-law, Joseph (Catherine) Schmitz and Erwin (Lindy) Schmitz both of Bear Valley; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Francis; four brothers, Ray, Vincent, Larry and Lloyd; and two sisters, Viola Marklein and Laura Moran. Florence was known for her love of family, her deep faith, wonderful home-made bread and delicious "shipwreck". She had a great sense of humor, quick smile and enjoyed cross-stitching, crocheting and spending time in her huge beautiful rock garden. She endured over 15 years from a stroke with great dignity and strength without complaint. She gave her children good values and strong work ethics which are now her grandchildren’s. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Richland Center at 11 a.m. Father Roger Scheckel will officiate with burial in the St. Kilian’s Catholic Cemetery in Bear Valley at 2 p.m. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 23, 2012, at the STAFFORD FUNERAL HOME in Richland Center from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. where a scripture service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. A special thanks to Dr. Tom Richardson and the staff at Greenway Manor for their tender and loving care of Mom over the last seven years. Wisconsin State Journa, March 23, 2012.

Peter Schmitz

M, b. 18 November 1812, d. 25 April 1873
Life EventDateDescription
MarriagePeter Schmitz married Cecila Goeker, daughter of Stephen Goeker and Kate (?).
Birth18 November 1812Peter Schmitz was born on 18 November 1812.
Death25 April 1873He died on 25 April 1873 at age 60.

Children of Peter Schmitz and Cecila Goeker

Cecila Goeker

F, b. 4 October 1825, d. 27 March 1886
Father*Stephen Goeker
Mother*Kate (?)
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCecila Goeker was also known as Goeser.
Name VariationCecila Goeker was also known as Goese.
Married NameHer married name was Schmitz.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageCecila Goeker married Peter Schmitz.
Birth4 October 1825Cecila Goeker was born on 4 October 1825.
She was the daughter of Stephen Goeker and Kate (?).
Death27 March 1886Cecila Goeker died on 27 March 1886 at age 60.

Children of Cecila Goeker and Peter Schmitz

Stephen Goeker

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageStephen Goeker married Kate (?).

Child of Stephen Goeker and Kate (?)

Kate (?)

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Goeker.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageKate (?) married Stephen Goeker.

Child of Kate (?) and Stephen Goeker

Anthony Schmitz

M, b. 1852, d. 1935
Father*Peter Schmitz b. 18 Nov 1812, d. 25 Apr 1873
Mother*Cecila Goeker b. 4 Oct 1825, d. 27 Mar 1886
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1852Anthony Schmitz was born in 1852.
He was the son of Peter Schmitz and Cecila Goeker.
Marriage17 January 1887Anthony Schmitz married Catherine Greenheck, daughter of Hubert Greenheck and Agnes Roschen, on 17 January 1887.
Death1935Anthony Schmitz died in 1935.

Child of Anthony Schmitz and Catherine Greenheck

Catherine Greenheck

F, b. 1860, d. 1920
Father*Hubert Greenheck b. 2 Nov 1824, d. 21 Jan 1906
Mother*Agnes Roschen b. 1825, d. 21 Aug 1894
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCatherine Greenheck was also known as Gruneck.
Married Name17 January 1887As of 17 January 1887,her married name was Schmitz.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1860Catherine Greenheck was born in 1860.
She was the daughter of Hubert Greenheck and Agnes Roschen.
Marriage17 January 1887Catherine Greenheck married Anthony Schmitz, son of Peter Schmitz and Cecila Goeker, on 17 January 1887.
Death1920Catherine Greenheck died in 1920.

Child of Catherine Greenheck and Anthony Schmitz

Bernard L. Schmitz

M, b. 18 May 1889, d. 14 September 1918
Father*Joseph Schmitz b. 31 May 1850, d. 20 Oct 1927
Mother*Gertrude Ann Dederich b. 2 Aug 1854, d. 23 Nov 1932
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 May 1889Bernard L. Schmitz was born on 18 May 1889.
He was the son of Joseph Schmitz and Gertrude Ann Dederich.
Death14 September 1918Bernard L. Schmitz died on 14 September 1918 at age 29.

Hubert Peter Schmitz

M, b. 1 July 1888, d. 14 September 1963
Father*Anthony Schmitz b. 1852, d. 1935
Mother*Catherine Greenheck b. 1860, d. 1920
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHubert Peter Schmitz married Clara Gertrude Klein.
Birth1 July 1888Hubert Peter Schmitz was born on 1 July 1888.
He was the son of Anthony Schmitz and Catherine Greenheck.
Death14 September 1963Hubert Peter Schmitz died on 14 September 1963 at age 75.

Children of Hubert Peter Schmitz and Clara Gertrude Klein

Clara Gertrude Klein

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Schmitz.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageClara Gertrude Klein married Hubert Peter Schmitz, son of Anthony Schmitz and Catherine Greenheck.

Children of Clara Gertrude Klein and Hubert Peter Schmitz

James Alan Schmitz

M, b. 1966, d. 1966
Life EventDateDescription
Death1966James Alan Schmitz died in 1966.
Birth1966He was born in 1966.

John B. Schmitz

M, b. 1846, d. 1915
Father*Peter Schmitz b. 18 Nov 1812, d. 25 Apr 1873
Mother*Cecila Goeker b. 4 Oct 1825, d. 27 Mar 1886
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1846John B. Schmitz was born in 1846.
He was the son of Peter Schmitz and Cecila Goeker.
Marriage8 February 1887John B. Schmitz married Mary Schauf on 8 February 1887.
Death1915John B. Schmitz died in 1915.

Mary Schauf

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Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name8 February 1887As of 8 February 1887,her married name was Schmitz.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage8 February 1887Mary Schauf married John B. Schmitz, son of Peter Schmitz and Cecila Goeker, on 8 February 1887.

Kenneth P. Schmitz

M, b. 20 February 1924, d. 9 January 2003
Father*Hubert Peter Schmitz b. 1 Jul 1888, d. 14 Sep 1963
Mother*Clara Gertrude Klein
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 February 1924Kenneth P. Schmitz was born on 20 February 1924.
He was the son of Hubert Peter Schmitz and Clara Gertrude Klein.
Marriage5 June 1947Kenneth P. Schmitz married Wynema Zajicek, daughter of Frank Zajicek and Josephine Farrington, on 5 June 1947.
Death9 January 2003Kenneth P. Schmitz died on 9 January 2003 at age 78.

Child of Kenneth P. Schmitz and Wynema Zajicek