Selected Obituaries

from Adams County and Area Newspapers

BABCOCK, Dennis Ray Dennis Ray BABCOCK d. 1887 Surname: Babcock From the Adams County Press, Saturday, September 26, 1887, Page 4 Dennis Ray BABCOCK, aged 3 years, 2 months and 1 day, son of Dennis E. and Lucy BABCOCK, of Strongs Prairie, died November 14, 1887.The funeral was on the 16th and well attended by neighbors and friends of the bereaved family. Rev. J. Miller conducted the services, taking for the text for his discourse "Suffer Little Children to Come Unto Me, For of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven. Transcriber's Note: The date on the newspaper masthead and the date given in the obit do not agree, and are stated as printed. BABCOCK, Mrs. Alvin Mrs. Alvin BABCOCK d. 1915 Surnames: Babcock, Demott From the Oxford Times [Marquette Co. WI], Thursday March 4, 1915, Page 8 Grand Marsh column: Mrs. Alvin Babcock died Feb. 28 and the remains were laid at rest in the Rock cemetery. From the same news column: Mrs. Ethan Babcock spent last Saturday with her sister and her mother, Mrs. Sam DeMott. BABCOCK, Polly Polly BABCOCK 1890 - 1972 Surnames: Babcock, Gastrow, Lamphear From the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Tuesday October 31, 1972, Page 2 Friendship--Mrs. Polly B. BABCOCK, 82, Easton, died today at the Adams County Memorial Hospital following a lingering illness.Services will be Thursday at Roseberry's Funeral Home, the Rev. Glenn Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Easton cemetery.Mrs. BABCOCK was born May 28, 1890 in the town of Easton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luscious LAMPHEAR. She was married August 26, 1908 to Roy BABCOCK at Adams Center. He preceded her in death in 1960. She was a member of the Easton Ladies Aid and past secretary of the Easton Cemetery Association.Surviving are two sons, Hubert BABCOCK, Easton, and Louie BABCOCK, New Albany, Indiana; a daughter, Mrs. Glen GASTROW, Easton; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A son also preceded her in death.Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 pm Wednesday. BACON, David N. David N. BACON 1834 - 1898 Surnames: Bacon, Colson Jeffrey, Reynolds From the Adams County Press, Saturday April 23, 1898 Page 1 Supplement Section and Saturday April 30, 1898 Page 4 Column 2 April 23, 1898, P1 Supplement Section "White Creek" News: D. N. BACON, one of the pioneers of this county, and for many years a resident of this village, died at his home on his farm near Point Bluff last Saturday morning, and was buried beside many of his relatives in our village cemetery Monday. Among the friends from abroad were his brothers, E. F. BACON of Des Moines, Iowa, G. B. BACON of Cumberland, Wisconsin, and J. F. BACON of Kilbourn. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Alfred Verran. April 30, 1898 Page 4 Column 2: David N. BACON was born March 26, 1834 at Bath, Steuben county, New York, and died April 16, 1898 at Point Bluff, Wisconsin.Deceased was the youngest son of N. B. BACON, who is living at Des Moines, Iowa, at the advanced age of 98 years. Deceased also has four brothers who survive him: J. F. BACON, of Kilbourn, Wis.; Geo. B. BACON of Cumberland, Wis.; J. D. BACON of Sparr, Florida; E. F. BACON of Des Moines, Iowa. His brothers, J. F. and E. F., were with him at the time of his demise. His brother G. B. BACON was at the funeral. Deceased also leaves one son and one daughter by his first wife--Addison A. BACON and Mrs. May REYNOLDS; also a loving and affectionate wife and two stepdaughters, Mrs. Alice JEFFREY of Royalton, Minnesota, and Estella A. COLSON of Point Bluff, Wisconsin, all of whom are left to mourn the loss of a kind and beloved husband, father, son and brother, whose faults were few and forgotten: and whose virtues were many and will ever be cherished by those who knew and loved him best.Deceased has a mother, four sisters and his first wife who are waiting to meet him on the other shore, where pain and death are felt and feared no more.Deceased came to Wisconsin with his parents in December 1843, and has been a resident of the state ever since, having resided for over 18 years on the farm where he died.Deceased has filled many offices of profit and trust in Adams county, with honor to himself and his constituency who elected him. In the death of D. N. BACON, Adams county loses one of her most enterprising, honest, industrious and thrifty citizens, whose loss will be deeply felt and sadly mourned by his many friends and acquaintances in Central Wisconsin. Funeral services were held at his residence on April 18, Rev. A. Verran of Kilbourn, officiating. BACON, George George Bacon, d. 1931 Source: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin) Thursday, Aug 27, 1931 ADAMS MAN DIES OF INFANTILE PARALYSIS (Friendship, Wisc) What is believed to be the first death from infantile paralysis in Adams county during the present outbreak in the state occurred at 10:30 o'clock last night when George Bacon,59, succumbed to that affliction. A conference of several physicians was held over him yesterday and it was reported that the doctors were comvinced the disease was infantile paralysis. According to state regulations, the body must be immediately interred. Therefore the funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Mr. Bacon was a farmer, residing in the town of Easton, south of Adams. He is survived by his wife, two brothers and three sisters. BACON, Mary J. Hay Mary J. Hay BACON 1831 - 1914 Surnames: Bacon, Billings, Cummings, Hay, Reebe, Richardson From the Adams County Press [Friendship, Adams Co., WI], Saturday May 02, 1914, Page 8 Column 3, originally printed in the New Lisbon Times-Argus Mary J. Hay Bacon was born at Nunda, Livingston County, New York, Aug. 09, 1831, and after a short illness of pneumonia, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. E. Richardson, of this city, April 18, 1914.On November 09, 1848 she was married to Volney Bacon of the town of Grove, Allegany County, New York. To this union five children were born, four of whom are yet living: Mrs. J. W. Cummings of White Creek, Wisc.; Mrs. A. D. Billings, of Delavan, Wisc.; C. E. Bacon of Aberdeen, Idaho; and Mrs. A. E. Richardson, of this city, with whom she was living at the time of her death.Mr. and Mrs. Bacon moved to Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin, in 1850 and in 1856 they moved to Twin Valley, Adams County, Wisconsin, where they made their home until her husband's death, July 5, 1882. Some years later she sold the home farm and has since made her home among her children, al of whom were with her in her last illness, except for her son Elmer, who is in Idaho. One son, George M., died in the year 1873 at the age of 21 years. The deceased was a kind and loving wife and mother, always ready to do some kind deeds for her family, friends and neighbors. No task was too hard for her to undertake.Besides her children, she leaves to mourn, one sister, Mrs. Julia Reebe of Hernick, Iowa, nineteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, and a large circle of friends.Funeral services were held at the home in this city on Monday April 20, at 4:30 p.m., after which her body was taken to Adams County on Tuesday morning, where funeral services were again held at 11:00 a.m., conducted by Rev. Ferguson of Kilbourn City, and laid to rest beside those of her husband and son.The Times - Argus extends sympathy to the family in their bereavment. --New Lisbon Times - Argus BACON, Mildred Mildred A. BACON 1906-2001 Surnames: Burdick, Edwards, Podratz, Rhinehart, Risk, Bidwell From The Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter Wed. Jan. 17, 2001 pg 8B Mildred Avada Bacon, age 94, of Adams County, Town of Easton, died Friday, Jan. 12, in Villa Pines Living Center, Friendship. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in the White Creek Congregational Church, White Creek, with Pastor Dwight Condon officiating. Interment was in the Easton Cemetery. Mildred was born Aug. 10, 1906 in the Town of Easton, the daughter of Willis and Mabel (Risk) Bidwell. She was raised in Marshfield and in 1930, she returned to Adams County and married Edgar Job Adams on March 29 in Adams. Edgar and Mildred were blessed with six children, three boys and three girls. Mildred received her degree in Primary Education from UW-Stevens Point in 1956. She taught for 25 years at the elementary and kindergarten level.Mildred was a proud and longtime member of the White Creek Congregational Church. She was also a member of the White Creek and Easton Ladies Aid, the Easton Homemakers, the A-F Senior Citizens, Retired Teachers Association and the Royal Neighbors.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Edgar, in 1973; one son, Willis, in 1950; a brother, Lawrence; and a sister, Esther Podratz. Survivors include: daughters, Janis (Phillip) Rhinehart of Birchwood, Wis., Marilyn (Edwin) Burdick of Adams and Nola J. (Richard) Edwards, Wausaukee; sons, Edgar and Kent (Ida Mae) Bacon of Rushford, Minn., and Gareth G. (Jo Ann) Bacon, Mountain Home, Ark.; 17 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren. BACON, Mitchell Mitchell BACON 1962-1968 Surnames: Bacon, Stigleman From the Adams County Times Nov. 7, 1968 P1 Mitchell James Bacon, 6-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bacon, Adams, passed away at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, Wednesday, October 30. He was born June 25, 1962. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. at the Roseberry Funeral Home, with Rev. Matthews of Milwaukee officiating. Burial was made at White Creek. Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Arvell and Leonard, and 2 sisters, Darlene and Sharon, all at home; also grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stigleman. BACON, Volney Volney BACON, d. 1882 Surname: Bacon From the Adams County Press, Saturday July 15, 1882, Page 5 Column 2 KILLED BY A COLT On the fourth of July, Mr. Volney BACON, of Twin Valley was so severely kicked by one of his colts that he died in less than eighteen hours after receiving the injury. Mr. BACON had attended the celebration at Point Bluff that day, and apparently enjoyed the occasion very much. When he returned home toward evening he found that one of his colts had broken out of his pasture into a neighbor's field. Mr. BACON went for the colt, and got it to the fence where he intended to let it through, and for that purpose passed by it, putting his hand upon its hip as he did so. The colt instantly kicked, striking Mr. BACON in the region of the abdomen with such violence that he never rallied form the shock. Mr. BACON was one of the old settlers of Springville--an industrious and thrifty farmer, highly respected by the community in which he resided. He left a widow and seven children. His funeral was on Thursday of last week and was very largely attended. BAKER, Willis H Willis H. BAKER 1913-2001 Surnames: Duchow, Galbrath, Henze, Manning From the Adams County Times & Friendship Reporter Wed. March 28, 2001 P 5 Section B Willis H. Baker, age 87, of Whitewater, died Sat., March 24, 2001 in Fort Atkinson Memorial Health Services, Fort Atkinson. He was born April 3, 1913 in Elkhorn, the son of William and Mabel (Manning) Baker. He married Evelyn Galbrath on Aug. 24, 1936 in Mc Henry, Ill. She preceded him in death on April 2, 1986. He is survived by: four children, Dale (Sally) Baker of Oconomowoc, Sandra Henze of Watertown, Michael (Kathleen) Baker of Whitewater, and Duane (Mary Jane) Baker of Sheboygan; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; a brother, George (Eunice) Baker and a sister, Elly Mae Duchow, both of Adams. In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Sharon Ann and Donna Lee. Funeral services were today, Wednesday, March 28, at 2 p.m. in Roseberry's Funeral Home, Friendship. Burial was in Briggsville Cemetery, Briggsville. Roseberry's Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. BAMBER, Mrs. William Mrs. William BAMBER, d. 1895 Surnames: Bamber, Beals From the Adams County Press, January 5, 1895, Page 5 New Chester news column Death has again been in our midst, and has taken the beloved wife of Wm. BAMBER. Mrs. BAMBER was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. BEALS. She leaves a husband and three children, one a child only two weeks old, to mourn her loss. Mrs. BAMBER was born and grew to womanhood in this town, and leaves a large circle of friends. Mr. BAMBER has the sympathy of the entire community in his sad bereavement. BARBA, Catarino J. Catarino J. BARBA 1926 - 2001 Surnames: Gordy, Humphries, Jeanquanet, Maldonado, Ortiz, Rios, Stiener, Bongard From the Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter Wed. Jan. 10. 2001 Pg8B Catarino J. Barba, age 74, of Friendship, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, in Villa Pines Living Center, Friendship. Catarino was born June 13, 1926 in Jalisco, Mexico, the son of Joseph and Emilia Enriquez Barba. He attended school in Jalisco, then finished his schooling while in the Army. He graduated through the U.S. Army School. On April 2, 1948, he married MaDonna Y. Barba in Milwaukee. He worked for the Milwaukee Railroad for 37 1/2 years. He retired in 1986, moving to Adams County where he and his wife had vacationed since 1948. Catarino enjoyed hunting, boating, gun collecting, spending time outdoors and his family. He was a member of A.B.A.T.E. 2J, the American Legion and the National Rifle Association. Catarino served in the U.S. Army in World War II as a tank gunner. He received an Army of Occupation Medal, a Good Conduct Medal (Germany) and a European and African-Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal. Survivors include: daughters, Patricia (Joe) Jeanqaunet of Milwaukee, and D.D. (John) Bongard of Adams; a son, Douglas (Denise) Barba of Milwaukee; grandchildren, Yvonne (Jr.) Maldonado, Ronald (Shannon) Stiener, Angie (Dave) Stiener and Lillyann Barba, all of Milwaukee, and Roxann Rios and Russell Bongard, both of Adams; great-grandchildren, Jarred Maldonado, Bradley Stiener, Ariana Maldonado and Samatha Stiener, all of Milwaukee; brothers, Savas (Mary) Barba of Fond du Lac, Joseph (Mary) Enriquez of Lyons, Ill., and Savino Barba of Bayview, Wis.; and sisters, Peb Gordy of Milwaukee, Sylvia (George) Ortiz of Blue Island, Ill., and Mary Humphries, of Dallas, Texas.Roseberry's Funeral Home and Crematory, Friendship, is assisting the family with arrangements BARONE, Clara Clara BARONE 1903-1969 Surnames: Anglet, Barone From the Adams County Times Jan. 2, 1969 P1 Cara Barone, 65, Adams, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Adams County Memorial Hospital, of cancer. She had been a resident of the Adams community nearly two years. She was born July 8, 1903. She married Ralph Barone in 1956. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn, a step-daughter, Lorraine Anglet, Bellwood, Ill.Services were held Monday, Dec. 30, 11 a.m. at Roseberry's with Pastor Floyd Gogolin officiating. Burial was in Mt. Repose Cemetery. BARTELS, Harlan H Harlan H. BARTELS 1908-2001 Surnames: Janisch, Roller, Wauk, Wright From tne Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter Wed. April 11, 2001 Pg 11 Section B Harlan H. Bartels, age 92, of Poynette, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at Cedar Crossing, Poynette. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, April 6 in the Poynette Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Paul Strickett officiating. Burial was on Friday, April 7, in New Chester Cemetery. The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home, assisted the family with arrangements. Harlan was born Nov. 24, 1908 in Endeavor, the son of Fred and Winnefred Bartels. On Sept. 19, 1931, he married Orpha C. Roller in Oxford. Together they owned and operated Bartels' Grocery Store in Poynette from 1940 until 1953. Afterwards, he was personnel manager for Oconomowoc Canning Company in Poynette. After retirement, he worked in janitorial services and as a school bus driver for the Poynette Presbyterian Church and loved bowling, hunting and fishing. He is survived by two children, Belva (Dan) Wright of Caledonia, Ill., and Merle Bartels of Poynette; five grandchildren, Kari (Erick) Wauk of Rockton, Ill., Stephen (Amy) Wright of Granger, Ind., Brandi Bartels of Valparaso, Ind., Eric Bartels and Adam Bartels, both of Hobart, Ind.; five great-grandchildren, Kristina, Austin, Justin, Colton and Zachary; two sisters-in-law, Ellen Bartels of Wautoma and Pat Bartels of Plainfield; other relatives and many friends.He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Opha on Dec. 5, 1984, two brothers, Irving and Kenneth Bartels; and a sister, Merna Janisch. Memorials may be made to the Poynette Presbyterian Church. BAUER, John John BAUER, 1830 - 1883 Surname: Bauer From the Adams County Press, Saturday February 24, 1883, Page 6 Column 3 DIED--BAUER--At his home in the town of Jackson, Adams county, Wisconsin, February 9th, 1883, Mr. John BAUER, in the 78th year of his age. Mr. BAUER came from Germany to America in 1830. Stopped in New York City seven years. Removed from there to Walworth County, Wisconsin, where he resided about nine years, when he removed to Adams county and settled in the town of Jackson, which place has ever since been his home until his death. He received a paralytic stroke about two years before his death, from which he never recovered. He left two sons and one daughter.Mr. BAUER was a devout member of the German Lutheran church. No more fitting epitaph could be written for him than the simple statement, he lived consistently with his profession. BAUMEL Lorraine Lorraine Baumel, 1924 - 1939 Surname: Baumel Abstracted from the Daily Tribune [Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., Wisconsin], Friday July 7, 1939, Page 9 Adams, Wis.--Lorraine Elsie Baumel, 15, died at the Mauston Hospital Thursday morning from complications resulting from influenza. She would have been a junior at Adams-Friendship high school next fall. Miss Baumel was born in Adams on January 29, 1924 to Victor and Hattie Baumel. Her parents, two brothers, Victor Jr. and Joseph, and four sisters, Rose, Florence, Mildred and Louise, survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 8, from the Congregational Church in Adams, with burial in Mount Repose cemetery. BAUR, Henrietta Mrs. Henrietta BAUR, 1849 - 1898 Surnames: Baur, Larkin From the Adams County Press, Saturday December 24, 1898 P1 Mrs. Henrietta BAUR died at her home in Jackson, after an illness of three weeks, on December 14, 1898.Henrietta LARKIN, daughter of D. W. and Margaret LARKIN, was born 49 years ago in the Town of Sharon, Walworth county, Wisconsin, coming with her parents some years later to Adams county, where she was married in 1872, to Peter BAUR. When a young girl she accepted Christ as her Savior, uniting with the M. E. church at Oxford. About five years ago she entered into fellowship with the Congregational church of Jackson, of which body she was an active member at the time of her death.Her life has been that of an earnest, helpful woman. Her home cares were doubled some nine years ago by the death of her husband, but she bravely took up her burden and strove patiently to do her duty to her children, to whom she was a kind, good mother. As a daughter she was the strength and comfort of her aged parents.In her church relations she was a willing worker, standing firmly for what she believed to be its best interests. As a friend and neighbor she was never found wanting, she never turned a deaf ear to sorrow or suffering, being ever ready to help in times of trouble; there is hardly one who knew her but can remember some kindly help she gave in time of need.She leaves three children, two boys and a girl, all grown to manhood and womanhood. Funeral services were held at the home Saturday, conducted by Rev. Chase, her pastor, who spoke fitting words from the text, "Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like His." BEALS, Infant Son From the Adams County Press, Saturday March 20, 1897, New Chester news column Last Friday, the 12th, the ten months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark BEALS died, after a two weeks' illness. The family have the sympathy of the community in the sad loss of one of their dear ones who had just begun to brighten their home. BEALS, Sally Sally BEALS 1833 - 1912 Surnames: Baggs, Bamber, Wiedewald From the Adams County Press, March 2, 1912, Page 4 The funeral took place last Sunday of Mrs. Salley Beals of New Chester, services were held at the home of Benj. Beals, her son, and at the New Chester church. Rev. James Deans officiating. The Jonesville choir took part in the services and Mr. Brown of Brooks, had charge of the funeral. Relatives came from near and far, filling every vacant seat in the church.That an aged and loving friend had passed away was seen in the attempt to suppress sobs by the majority present.Mrs. Beals was born in New York in 1833, and came with her parents to Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wisconsin, afterwards removing to New Chester. She was a child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. DeMott, and leaves one sister and three brothers to mourn their loss. The deceased married Horace Baggs in 1846, two children being born to this union, Omar and Frank Baggs. Later she married Emmerson Beals, and to this union six children were born, Lucy deceased in 1894, Wm. of New Chester, Benj. of Jackson, George of Westfield, Mrs. Nettie Weidewald of Nekoosa, and Mrs. Annie Bamber, deceased. She also leaves many grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was laid to rest in the New Chester cemetery. BEAN, Mrs Hannah Sanborn Mrs. Hannah Sanborn BEAN d. 1903 From the Adams County Press, Saturday January 31, 1903, Page 4 Column 3 Surnames: Fairfield, McCartney DIED Mrs. Hannah S. Bean, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. William FAIRFIELD, in the town of Easton January 28, 1903, Mrs. Hannah S. BEAN, widow of the late Adriel BEAN of Fordham, aged about 80 years. Mrs. BEAN, whose maiden name was SANBORN, was among the very earliest pioneers in this section of the state. She was closely associated with the McCARTNEY family that way back in the early 50's settled at the crossing of the Big Roche-a-Cris in the town of Preston, where the old "tote road" from Portage to Grand Rapids crossed that stream, and for some years made her home with that family at that place. About 1857 or 1858 she was married to Adriel BEAN and soon after she and her husband made their home in Fordham, where they erected a hotel building and maintained a hotel for many years and until his decease, and which stands as one of the ancient landmarks of the time. Since the death of her husband she has principally made her home with her sister at whose residence she died.In all the relations of life Mrs. BEAN was a most exemplary woman. The sick and suffering were ever the objects of her tenderest sympathy and care. She leaves surviving her three brothers and one sister.Funeral services were held Thursday. A short service was held at the residence of Mr. FAIRFIELD in Easton, after which the remains were brought to Friendship, where services were held in the Congregational church. Interment was in Fordham cemetery. BEECKLER, William L. Abstracted from the Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter, October 10, 2001, Page 10B, not the complete obit Surnames: Beeckler, True William L. Beeckler, 81, of Friendship, formerly of Granton, died Friday Oct. 5, 2001 at Friendship. Bill was born Jan. 7, 1920 in Neillsville to Benjamin and Esther (True) Beeckler. He graduated from Granton high school and was a seed farmer and mink rancher, and did woodworking in retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother (Jack True). Survivors include a sister, nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Granton United Methodist Church and interment was in the Windfall cemetery, in Granton. BEESTON, Peter Peter BEESTON d. 1891 From the Adams County Press, Feb. 7, 1891 P5 Strongs Prairie News Column The funeral of Peter Beeston, an old resident and veteran of the rebellion, was largely attended on Sunday last, at this place; J. R. Miller conducted the services. The scene was sad and sorrowful in the extreme, and many tears of sympathy mingled with those of the widow and fatherless. BEESTON, Reuben Reuben BEESTON 1827 - 1903 Surnames: Horton, Skinner, Walker, Williamson From the Adams County Press, Saturday June 27, 1903, Page 4 Column 2 Reuben BEESTON, for forty-seven years a resident of the town of Monroe, and one of the most prominent and influential farmers of the county, died at his home in that town last Friday evening, of creeping paralysis. Mr. BEESTON was first stricken with the dread disease on April 21, 1890, and for the past six years had been confined to the house. During the last three months of his life he was entirely helpless. At about five o' clock Friday evening a marked change for the worse was noted in his condition, and he sank rapidly, passing away at ten o' clock. For some time prior to his death he had been unable to speak above a whisper, but shortly before the end he regained his voice and spoke clearly and distinctly, calling the members of the family to his bedside to bid them farewell. His last words to the stricken family were: "God be with you 'till we meet again."Reuben BEESTON was a native of England, having been born at Weston Hills, Lincolnshire, in that country, on March 6, 1827. He remained in the old country until twenty-three years of age, when he came to the States and purchased forty acres of farming land near what are now the limits of the great city of Chicago. Here, on March 6, 1852, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah A. WILLIAMSON.In 1856, Mr. and Mrs. BEESTON came to this state and located in the town of Monroe in this county. For more than twenty-five years their home had been on the farm where Mr. BEESTON died.Mr. BEESTON was a veteran of the War of the Rebellion, serving from November to July in the 17th Regiment, Co. E., 17th Brigade, and was with Sherman on his long march to the sea. Mr. BEESTON enjoyed the greatest confidence and respect of his fellow townsmen, and was for many terms chosen by them as chairman of the town. He also for many years was one of the county poor commissioners, prior to the election of Edward WILLIAMSON to the office, being compelled to resign on account of ill health. For the past forty-seven years with every enterprise that tended to the development of the town of Monroe and the advancement of the public good has been found closely associated with the name of Reuben BEESTON--a name revered by all his friends and on which his enemies, if such there be, could find no stain.To Mr. and Mrs. BEESTON were born nine children--three sons and six daughters. Jane died in infancy; May at the age of three months; William Henry at the age of ten months. The six surviving children are--Mrs. Wm. WALKER of Friendship; George BEESTON of Chippewa Falls; Mrs. A. W. HORTON of Spring Creek; Mrs. W. E. SKINNER of Chicago; Susan BEESTON of Nekoosa, and Martin of Racine. All his children were at his bedside when he passed away, except George, Martin and Mrs. W. E. SKINNER.Mr. BEESTON is also survived by his wife, by whose faithful, constant care during his long illness his life was prolonged. Mr. BEESTON many years ago embraced the Methodist faith, and had ever remained a faithful and conscientious member of the church of his choice.In his family relations he was most exemplary, and the influence of such a father is attested by the large family of children who have gone forth from that roof and are now leading useful, honorable lives in the great world outside. Funeral services for Mr. BEESTON were held at the family home Sunday afternoon at one o' clock, conducted by Rev. Rob't Smith of Barnum, who chose for his text this passage: "And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, write, blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them." The floral offerings were many and beautiful, among them being one of white rosebuds forming the word "Rest". The local choir furnished the appropriate music, and Mr. J. W. Gunning, of Friendship, assisted in the funeral arrangements.The funeral services were largely attended, many being present from Necedah, Nekoosa and Friendship. More than forty carriages followed the remains to the Strongs Prairie cemetery, where, surrounded by his family and the friends and comrades of many years, he was laid at rest to await the summons of Him, to whom with the dying breath he commended his family till they meet again. BELL Otto Otto C. Bell, 1894 - 1980 Surnames: Bell, Klawitter, Robson Abstracted from the Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter [Adams, Adams Co., Wisconsin], Wednesday February 6, 1980, Page 8. Otto C. Bell died early Tuesday in Madison, at the age of 85 years. Otto was born in Oxford Aug. 3, 1894 and married Lydia Klawitter in Montello in 1917. He was a WWI Army veteran and had worked for the railroad. Lydia preceded her husband in death in 1963, and Otto then married Minnie Robson in Westfield in 1965. Mr. Bell is survived by his wife; four sons; three daughters; one sister; two step-sons; two step-daughters; thirty-four grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Immanuel Lutheran church in Westfield Saturday afternoon, and burial was in the Montello city cemetery. BENNETT, Infant Source: Adams County Press, Saturday Feb. 13, 1897 A telegram received by Mrs. R. B. HOLM last Tuesday noon, announced the death at Rifle, Colorado of the youngest child and only daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. W. BENNETT. The telegram also announced the illness of Mrs. BENNETT. BERRY, I. S. I. S. BERRY, 1846 - 1919 Surnames: Berry, Johnson From the Friendship Reporter, Thursday September 18, 1919, P1 The sudden death of I. S. BERRY at his home in Kilbourn, September 1, was a startling event to Kilbourn and vicinity. He had been around town even to the last day, in apparently normal health. Though for several days he had been suffering from throat trouble, and at times manifesting a tendency to attacks of weakness, even his own family had no suspicions of such a result. He had suffered in the night from the throat trouble, and Mrs. Berry had been trying to relive him. Sitting in an easy chair, he finally said he felt easier then and insisted on his wife lying down. After a short time Mrs. Berry went to him again and found that he had passed from an easy sleep into the sleep of death.Mr. BERRY had for half a century been a resident of this locality, owning one of the finest farms in this section, about two miles from Kilbourn. About twenty-five years ago the family began entertaining summer visitors, the farm being situated near the river at Coldwater Canyon. This business had grown to one of the most popular summer resort hotels in the Dells. Thus had his genteel nature, his congenial character extended his acquaintance to an admiring degree among people over a large area of country.Mr. BERRY was a Christian gentleman, a man whose religion never failed to bear the test of everyday associations. He had been a member of the Presbyterian church at Kilbourn most of his mature life, an officer and an elder for more than thirty years. In all of that time he has held the highest place in the confidence and esteem of all who knew him.About four years ago he and his wife built a home in Kilbourn, leaving the active management of the hotel business to their son Clinton and his wife. Mr. BERRY was born in Groton, New York, October 8, 1846. September 11, 1871 he married Miss Anna JOHNSON who survives him. He also leaves three sons, Stuart and Clinton of Kilbourn, Fay of Chicago, and one daughter, Miss Winifred BERRY of Chicago. ---Kilbourn Events BERRY, S. P. S. P. BERRY, 1821 - 1904 Surnames: Barrows, Berry, Evans From the Adams County Press, Saturday May 28, 1904, Page 5 Died at Quincy, Wisconsin, on the evening of May 13, 1904, S. P. BERRY, aged 83 years and 10 days. The subject of this sketch was born at Groton, New York, May 3, 1821. He was married September 11, 1845 to Celia BARROWS of Groton. To this union were born four sons, Irwin S. BERRY of Coldwater Canyon farm being the only surviving one.In 1847 he came to Wisconsin, locating on a farm at Quincy, Adams county, where he lived until after the death of his wife, May 24, 1889. On November 17th, 1891, he was united in marriage to Selina EVANS of Quincy who survives him. At the age of fifteen years he united with the Congregational church at Groton and from that time his life has been a living epistle known and read of all men, while the sustaining power of an unwavering faith through all the trials and vicissitudes incidental to a pioneer life and through the increasing infirmities of extreme age, has been his comfort and stay.He was laid at rest May 15th, in the little cemetery at Quincy besides his first wife and three sons, and among the friends with and for whom he had labored for so many years, Rev. A. H. Smith of Friendship speaking words of comfort from the text "Thinkest Thou to be Right"--Job 35:2"Life's duty done, as sinks the clay;Light from its load the spirit flies;While heaven and earth combine to say,How blest the Christian when he dies." BESHAW, Charles A. Charles A. BESHAW 1886-1918, WWI Veteran Surnames: Barker, Bingham, Clark, Hendrickson, Towne From The Friendship Reporter Thur. Oct. 6, 1921 The remains of Charles A. Beshaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Beshaw, who reside two and a half miles east of town, were received here from overseas last week Friday, and laid in state in the rotunda of the courthouse, guarded by members of the American Legion Post of Adams, until the funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. The funeral was one of the largest ever held in the County, people coming from all directions to be in attendence. Fully two hundred cars were in the procession that accompanied the remains to the cemetery.The funeral was under the direction of the Adams Post 250, of the American Legion which met at the Masonic Temple and marched to the court house. The chairs for the relatives, speakers and pallbearers and choir were placed on the landing in front of the building and the audience assembled on the lawn about the landing. The day was very fine, making the arrangement very nice for the accomodations of the large concorse of people. Commander Francis Towne of the Legion gave a short introductory address, Rev. Thomas Barker then made a prayer, after which he delivered the funeral sermon. Following was an appropriate violin and piano duet by Miss Lillian Hendrickson and Mrs. W. G. Bingham. A biographical sketch of the life of the deceased was then read by Mr. Clark, an uncle, after which the orchestra played the "Star Spangled Banner." The casket was then borne to the hearst with six of his comrades acting as pallbearers, and the procession formed with the Legion Post at its head, and a line of march formed to Mount Repose cemetery, where interment was made with full military honors, Rev. Thomas Barker acting as Post Chaplin.Thus another one of our boys, who gave his all for his country is brought home that his remains may find their eternal resting place in his native land. That relatives may know that the grave of their loved one is kept green and with loving hands give attention to the decoration and maintainence of the tomb of their honored dead. Charles A. Beshaw was a member of Co. H., 35th Infantry, and was killed in action on Nov. 1st, 1918. He was a faithful and loving son, an affectionate brother, and a fine up-right young man. His life gave promise of great future usefullness. His country called, and in the discharge of his military duty he was called upon to make the supreme sacrifice. May he rest in peace. From the Friendship Reporter Thur. Oct. 13. 1921 Charles A. Beshaw, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Beshaw, was born at LaValle, Wisconsin, Jan. 12, 1886. He was killed in the Argonne offensive in France, Nov. 3, 1918, aged 22 years, 9 months and 19 days.Charles was a boy of sunny disposition. As a willing and obedient son, he made glad the hearts of his father and mother. He loved his home and always endeavored to make it a happy, cheerful place in which to live. His large circle of friends held him in the highest esteem, and wherever he was known, people loved and respected him. He possessed those sterling qualities so essential in a genuine manly character. At age 10 he was baptised, and became a member of the Christian church.He was a private in Co. H., 354th Infantry, 89th division of the U. S. Army. This division crossed the Atlantic in June, 1918. A few months later, he with many others met death valiantly fighting that human rights might be maintained. Let us hope the great sacrifice our country has made may not be in vain, but that out of this great world struggle may come an enduring organization that shalt have power to cause all wars to cease forever. Charlie, our hero, we welcome you back to the land for which you fought,Your sleep will continue unbroken, Sweet rest, so dearly bought. In the quiet and peaceful evening We can visit the place where you lie, And feel that you are near us,A sweet comfort will come thereby.We have missed you, yes, we have missed you,Your place 'tis hard to fill,And your memory will be cherished,'till our own heart beat is still.Some day we expect we will meet you,In the city with streets of gold-To live in the Kingdom forever,Whose glories can never be told."Till then our Master gives you sleep,In this place so peaceful and still,While we shall wait the Dawning Day,When joy our hearts shall fill. Transcriber's Note: A picture accompanied this obituary. BIDWELL, Charles Charles BIDWELL d. 1891 Surname: Bidwell From the Adams County Press, Volume XXXI Number 16, Saturday 26 September 1891, Page 5 Died--at Easton, September 14, 1891. Charlie, infant son of Eugene and Elsie BIDWELL, aged 4 months and 26 days. BIDWELL, Fred B. Fred B. BIDWELL, d. 1883 Surname: BIDWELL Adams Co Press, June 2, 1883, P5C3 DIED--BIDWELL--At Easton, on the 21st of May, 1883, Freddie B., son of James A. and Eunice BIDWELL, aged 9 months and 14 days. BIDWELL, Philander Philander BIDEWLL 1810 - 1892 From the Adams County Press, Volume XXXI Number 35, Saturday February 6, 1892, Page 5 Died, at his home in Easton, January 19, 1892, Philander BIDWELL, aged 81 years, 3 months and 25 days. He was born near Hornetsfield, Jefferson county New York in 1810. He came to Rock county Wisconsin in 1856, and came on to Easton in 1861, and has since resided here. An aged wife and 3 children survive. [Transcribers note: Could be Hounsfield, NY] BILLINGS, Dana D. Dana D BILLINGS, d. 1882 Surname: Billings, Teed From the Adams County Press, Saturday December 2, 1882, Page 4 Column 4 DIED--BILLINGS--At his residence in the town of Springville, Adams County, on the 15th of November, 1882, Dana D. BILLINGS, aged 59 years.Mr. BILLINGS was born in Vermont, where he resided until 1851, when he came west and settled in Olin, Adams County, Wisconsin, where he resided until his death. He was married September 9, 1853, to Annette TEED, and leaves a wife and ten children to mourn their loss.In his family Mr. BILLINGS was one of the kindest and most considerate of men. As a neighbor he was social and obliging, and was truly an honest and conscientious man. His death has cast a gloom over the entire community, and the many tearful eyes speak truly of the affection and esteem all had felt for him. His family have the deepest sympathy of a host of friends. BILLINGS, Ernest Lincoln Ernest Lincoln BILLINGS 1860 - 1904 Surnames: Billings, Carpenter From the Wisconsin Valley Leader [Grand (now Wisconsin) Rapids,Wood County Wisconsin], 07 July 1904, Page 2 Column 3 E. L. BILLINGS died at his home in the town of Preston, Thursday morning of last week, after a two week's illness of pneumonia at the age of 43 years. --Adams County Reporter BILLINGS E L From the Adams County Press, Saturday July 2, 1904, Page 4 E. L. Billings of Roche-a-Cris, died at his home at that place, June 23rd, aged 43 years, of pneumonia. Ernest Lincoln Billings was born July 21, 1860 at Lomira, Dodge Co., Wis., when he was about 13 years old his parents moved to Oconomowoc, where he resided until he reached manhood. March 7, 1882 he was married to Esther R. Carpenter of Oconomowoc, of this union seven children were born, of whom six with the wife are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband and affectionate father. Mr. Billings came to Adams county in 1890 and settled on the farm at Roche-a-Cris, where he has since resided. He was an earnest and sincere Christian, a leader in the religious and Sunday school work of the neighborhood. He had held many offices of trust in his town, always with credit, and enjoyed the respect and esteem of his townsmen.Funeral services were held at the family home Saturday, Rev. A. H. Smith officiating. The interment was at Roche-a-Cris. BILLINGS, Mary Ellen Mary Ellen Billings, d. 1992 Surnames: Billings, Henriksen, Lueders, Madsen Abstracted from the Monday Dec. 21, 1992 Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Page 2A Mary Ellen Billings, 97, died Saturday Dec. 19, 1992 at Friendship. Mrs. Billings was born Dec. 26, 1894 in Stone City, Iowa, to Martin and Hannah (Henriksen) Madsen. She married George Willard Billings Aug. 17, 1914, and he died Jan. 28, 1963. She taught at Tuttle's Corner Grade School, was a member of the Cottonville Homemakers and Zion Lutheran Church at Big Flats. Survivors include four children, 21 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, one son (Norman), one daughter (Marian Lueders), one brother and two sisters. Services were held at Roseberry's Funeral Home Dec. 22, and burial was in Mount Repose cemetery. BILLMAN, Floyd Floyd BILLMAN 1944 - 2001 Surnames: Abler, Dissmore, Sauntry, Schwartz, Zimmerman Abstracted from the June 22, 2001 Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Page 5A Floyd A. BILLMAN Jr., 57, Wisconsin Rapids, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at the Riverview Hospital. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Arising Christian Church, Friendship. Burial will be in Plainfield Cemetery. Mr. BILLMAN was born Jan 17, 1944, in Milwaukee, to Floyd and Lula Belle (DISSMORE) BILLMAN. He was employed by Prairie Star Ranch in Plover.Survivors are his mother, Catherine (ABLER-ZIMMERMAN) BILLMAN, one son Greg (Rene) BILLMAN, four stepchildren, April ZIMMERMAN, Scott ZIMMERMAN, Sherri SAUNTRY, and Terri ZIMMERMAN, one brother, Therman (Julie) BILLMAN, one sister, Theresa (Don) SCHWARTZ, and one granddaughter.Friends may call at the church from 1-3 p.m. Saturday.Roseberry's Funeral Home and Crematory, Friendship, is assisting the family. BINGHAM, Wilbur Wilbur Bingham, 1895 - 1966 Surnames: Bingham, Gordon, Poppe, Roseberry, Runge Abstracted from the Adams County Times, Thursday Dec. 15, 1966, Page 1 Wilbur Bingham was born in Friendship July 1, 1895, the son of George and Nellie Bingham, and married Hannah Poppe here July 1, 1920. She died in 1962. Mr. Bingham was a WWI veteran and worked in banking, later forming an investment company that eventually merged with Robert W. Baird & Co. Surviving are a son, Dr. George Bingham, Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Charles Runge, Friendship; two grandchildren and two nieces; Mrs. Edmond Roseberry, Friendship and Mrs. Robert Gordon, Tulda, Oklahoma. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Roseberry's Funeral Home for Wilbur George Bingham, 71, a former resident of Friendship, who died Saturday at his home in Milwaukee. Burial was in Mt. Repose cemetery. BISKUP, John Surnames: Barka, Biskup, Kabela, Stauber From the Adams County Press, Saturday November 20, 1897 (Nov 27 issue lists name as Duskup) John BISKUP was born in Bohemia in January, 1842. In the spring of 1869 he was married to Jennie BARKA, by whom he had seven children, four of whom are now living. In June, 1882, he came to America and reached Adams county on the 13th of that month. A few weeks later he bought the farm 1 ½ miles east of Friendship on which he settled with his family and where he resided at the time of his death. He leaves a widow, one son, Mr. Joseph BISKUP, and three daughters-Mrs. Mary KABELA, residing near Portage; Mrs. Rosa STAUBER, also residing near Portage; and Miss Anna BISKUP residing at the home of her parents. Mr. BISKUP was a quiet, gentlemanly man, of a retiring disposition. Owing perhaps to lack of facility in speaking the English language, he did not associate largely with his English speaking neighbors. He was a most industrious and prudent citizen, laboring beyond his strength to provide a home and a little competence for those he loved. So he lived the life of an honorable, unobtrusive man, and died respected and esteemed by all who knew him. Nov. 27, 1897 Adams Co Press: "The funeral of Mr. John DUSKUP, whose obituary notice appeared in last week's issue of the PRESS, was held at the Union Church in this village, last Friday morning at 11 o' clock, Rev. J. A. THOMAS officiating. The attendance was very large, over thirty teams following the remains to Mount Repose Cemetery, where he was laid at rest." See Mt Repose Cemetery, John's surname was Biskup. BLAIR, Edwin A and Edward A. Edwin A. and Edward A. BLAIR d. 1885 From the Adams County Press, Saturday January 31, 1885, P5 Died--BLAIR--BLAIR, in the Town of Big Flats, January 4, 1885, Edwin A. & Edward A., twin children of Mr. & Mrs. Albert BLAIR, aged 6 months. BLAIR, Adeline Adeline BLAIR 1806 - 1903 Surnames: Blair, Vahne, Walton From the Adams County Press, Saturday 12 Dec 1903, P1 Adeline VAHNE BLAIR was born in the town of Shelot, Vermont in 1806, and was married to Francis BLAIR and resided there until they moved to Wisconsin in 1860, settling in Adams county. Her home had been continuously in this county, except two years spent with a son at Coloma. Three years ago she came to Friendship to live with her daughter, Mrs. WALTON, where she passed away Wednesday night last week at 11 o'clock.She is survived by one son and one daughter. Mrs. BLAIR was 97 years old at the time of her death, and had been in feeble health for a long time. The end was not unexpected and came quietly and peacefully.She leaves many friends and will be greatly missed. She was a great-great grandmother and four generations in line attended her funeral.Funeral services were conducted from the Congregational church Saturday. Rev. A. H. Smith officiated and preached from the text "Thinkest thou this to be right?"The interment was in the village cemetery. BLANCHARD, Nancy Nancy BLANCHARD, d.1899 Surname: Blanchard From the Adams County Press, Saturday April 8, 1899, Page 5 Mrs. Nancy BLANCHARD passed away March 26, aged 67 years. The funeral was held at Spring Creek on Wednesday, conducted by Rev. Waste. The remains were laid at rest in the Strongs Prairie Cemetery by the side of some of her children. BLASEZYK, infant daughter baby girl Blasezyk, d. 1897 From the Adams County Press, Saturday October 16, 1897, Page 3 Column 3 Died: Blasezyk--At their home, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Blasezyk, Oct. 3, 1897. Funeral held at the home Oct 5th, conducted by Rev. Marden. Ccard of thanks same page "We wish to return heartfelt thanks for the sympathy shown us during the sickness and the funeral of our little daughter. Mr. and Mrs. V. BLASEZYK" BLOHOWIAK, Clara Clara BLOHOWIAK 1902 - 1980 Surname: Blohowiak, Hintz From the Daily Tribune [Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI], Wednesday April 16, 1980, Page 2A (not the complete obit due to copyright restrictions) Clara Blohowiak, 77, of Milwaukee, died in Milwaukee on Tuesday. Clara was born April 19, 1902 in Milwaukee to Mr. and Mrs. John Hintz. She grew up in the Adams - Friendship area. Her marriage to Joseph Blohowiak ended in divorce. She is survived by one son, one daughter, two brothers and two sisters.Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic church, Adams, with burial in St. Leo's cemetery, Friendship. Roseberry's Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. BLOSS, Reuben Reuben BLOSS d. 1888 Surnames: Bloss, hartson From the Adams County Press, Volume XXVII Number 38, Saturday March 3, 1888, Page 4 The funeral services of Reuben BLOSS were held at the Congregational Church in New Chester, on Sunday February 26th. Mr. BLOSS, at the time of his death, was 77 years of age. He had resided in the above town for about 35 years, during which time he held many offices in both town and county, with fidelity. He was an honest man, a good neighbor, social in disposition, and much esteemed by those acquainted with him. In his death many regret the loss of a friend and a faithful public servant.Mr. BLOSS leaves a widow, one son, Mr. George BLOSS, one daughter, Mrs. I. HARTSON, beside a large number of relatives more remotely connected, to mourn his loss. BOER, Roger R. Roger R. BOER, d. 2001 Surnames: Bilodeau, Collins, Koirif, Lindstrom, Rose From The Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter Feb. 8, 2001 Section B p 10 Roger R. Boer, age 63, of Peoria, Ariz., formerly of Adams, died Jan. 1, 2001 following a stroke. Roger was the youngest child of the late John M. and Hazel Boer of Adams.He attended the Adams-Friendship schools.Surviving are his wife, Vicky of Peoria, Ariz.; four daughters, Doris Lindstrom and Christina (Isaac) Koirif of Tucson, Ariz., Dawn and Dana of Peoria, Ariz.; three sons, James (Judy), Roger Jr. (Cindy) and Derek (Helen) of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Isabel Bilodeau (friend Wally) of Bradenton, Fla., Betty (Robert) Rose of Grand Marsh, and Doris (Kenneth) Collins of Friendship; two brothers, John J. of Friendship and Donald of Adams, and grandchildren.Burial was in National Cemetery, Phoenix, Ariz. BOLTON, Margie Margie BOLTON, May 12, 1926 - August 3, 2001 Surnames: Vandenboogaard, Downs, Hall, Neal, Pennington Abstracted from the Daily Tribune [Wisconsin Rapids-Wood Co-WI], Monday August 5, 2001 Margie BOLTON, 75, of Friendship, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001 at the HospiceCare Inc. of Madison.Funeral services will be held today, at the Roseberry Funeral Home & Crematory in Friendship. Interment will follow at the Mt. Repose Cemetery, Friendship.Margie was born on May 12, 1926 in Sedalia, Mo., to Edward and Margaret (NEAL) HALL. She married William S. BOLTON on July 8, 1945 in LaMonte, Mo. Survivors include her husband, William S. BOLTON Jr.; three sons, Floyd (Pat) BOLTON, Don (Judy) BOLTON and Mike (Judy DOWNS) BOLTON; one daughter, Marjorie (Keith) VANDENBOOGAARD; one brother, James HALL; one sister, Elizabeth PENNINGTON; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. BONNELL, John W. John W. BONNELL, 1831 - 1899 Surnames: Bonnell, Burde From the Adams County Press, Saturday February 3, 1900, Page 5 Apparently copied from the Detroit Minnesota Record John W. BONNELL, one of the pioneer settlers of Detroit, Minnesota, died December 31st, 1899. Deceased was the oldest of a family of ten children, of whom five are left. He was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1831, where he lived until he married in 1854, when he moved to Adams county, Wisconsin. They resided there about twenty-five years, when they came to Detroit. Mr. BONNELL was a man of sterling integrity and beloved by all who knew him. He was a soldier in the Civil War, enlisting the first year and serving until honorably discharged at the close. He was a member of the G.A.R. Post of the city, and acted as Post Commander for several years. He leaves a wife and two children--Mrs. James D. BURDE and John E. BONNELL, both of Blanchard, North Dakota, to mourn his loss. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. L. BROOKS, at the Congregational church, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the interment taking place in Oak Grove cemetery, and the G.A.R. performing the last sad rites.---Detroit (Minn.) Record The deceased was a brother of Register of Deeds BONNELL of this county, and will be kindly remembered by all of the earlier settlers and residents of Springville, White Creek, and vicinity. ---[Ed. Press] BONNETT, James James BONNETT, 1819 - 1899 Surnames: Bonnett, Taylor Adams County Press, February 18, 1899 Page 4 Column 4 Another Old Settler Gone: James BONNETT died at his home at Little Lake Thursday night, February 9, 1899. Mr. BONNETT was born at Lincolnshire, England July 24, 1819. He was married to Miss Sarah TAYLOR in 1840, and in 1845 they came to America.Mr. BONNETT became a decided Christian in 1891, and joined the church at Davis Corners. By his request, Rev. Stevenson preached the funeral sermon on Sunday afternoon at the Davis Corners church, when the church was crowded with his many friends and neighbors who had come to pay their last tribute of respect to an old settler, good citizen and neighbor. BONNETT, Mrs. William Mrs. William BONNETT died 1968 Surname: Bonnett From the Adams County Times Oct. 10, 1968 P1 Mrs. William Bonnett of Brooks passed away in St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, Monday October 7. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. today, Thursday, October 10th, at the Congregational Church in Brooks with Rev. King of Westfield officiating. Burial will be at the New Chester Cemetery with Roseberrys in charge. BOOTH, H. E., d. 1872 Surname: Booth From the Adams County Press, 04 May 1872 Page 2 H. E. Booth, an old and respected citizen of this county, died at his residence in White Creek, on Friday of last week, of consumption. Mr. Booth came to Adams county and settle din the town of White Creek (then a part of Quincy) in the year 1852, we believe, where he continued to reside until his death. Mr. Booth was a conscientious man esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves a widow and a large circle of friends who deeply mourn the loss of a husband, father, brother and friend. The respect in which the deceased was held, was shown by the large number of last respects to the departed. From a circle of many miles around, people were present. The remains of the deceased were committed to their last resting place in accordance with the beautiful and impressive ceremony of the Masonic Order, of which fraterity he was a worthy member. The funeral discourse was preached by Rev. Mr. Briggs, of Friendship, and was very appropriate and interesting. BORK, Marie M. Marie M. BORKE 1889 - 2001 Surnames: Bork, Drinkwater, Jobs, Medlin, Stone, Thorne, Van Wie, Wintersteen From The Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter Thur. Feb. 8, 2001 Section B p 10 Marie M. Bork, age 101, of Wis. Dells, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2001 at home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in Immanual Lutheran Church, Adams, with Rev. John Krebs officiating. Interment will be in the Davis Corners Cemetery, Town of Jackson.Marie was born in the Adams County Town of Springville on Sept. 11, 1899, the daughter of George and Emma (Wintersteen) Thorne, who preceded her in death. Marie was one of nine children: Roy Thorne, Lulu Van Wie, Mable Stone, Charles Thorne, Nathalie Drinkwater, Jessie Jobs, Otto Thorne and Lester Thorne, all who have preceded Marie in death.She married Edward Ferdinand Bork on Nov. 25, 1920 in the Town of Quincy. To this union were born two children, Lorraine Odessa (Bork) Medlin and Arnold Bork who lived only nine days. Marie and Ed farmed in Adams County for many years. At the beginning of World War II, they decided to venture into a different routine. There was work everywhere and the couple found work in the shipyards in Seneca, Ill.Later they moved to Baraboo where Marie operated the City Service Station and worked in a short order restaurant. They next moved to Beloit where Marie took classes at the Beloit Vocational School. She learned typing, textile painting, hammered art and ceramic painting. She was a successful saleslady for the House of Stuart. She turned down an opportunity to be a manager for them because of the necessary frequent trips to Chicago.With Ed's construction job, the couple had an opportunity to live in Kenosha and Madison. They met and enjoyed many acquaintences and friends. They later built a home in Wis. Dells, but somehow found their way back to the old homestead for their final home. Ed and Marie had an opportunity to spend some of their retirement years with their daughter, Lorraine, who lived in the south. Lorraine has resided with and cared for her mother the last few years, following the death of her husband, Wayne, who was a United Methodist Minister in Milledgeville, Tenn. in 1981. Marie and Ed were fortunate enough to spend 58 years together. Ed preceded her in death on June 29, 1979.Survivors include: her daughter, Lorraine Medlin of Wis. Dells; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.Visitation will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. in the church.Roseberry's Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. BOWEN, L. H. Surnames: Bowen, Scofield From the Adams County Press, April 20, 1878 Death of Mr. L. H. BOWEN.-Mr. L. H. BOWEN, a son-in-law of Mr. D. SCOFIELD, Clerk of the Circuit Court of this county, died at his house in Plainfield, Waushara county, on Friday morning last, of a disease of the heart, and was buried in Mount Repose, at this place, on Sunday. Mr. BOWEN formerly resided in Preston, about two-and-a-half miles from Friendship, and was well known and highly respected by all acquainted with him. He was a quiet, industrious citizen, devoted to his family, and careful and prudent in his business affairs. He leaves a widow and two children. BOWERS, Clara Clara BOWERS 1911 - 2001 Surnames: Bowers, Cobler, Leach, Quinnell, Williams, Winchester Abstracted from The Daily Tribune, Wisc Rapids WI, June 4 2001 Clara A. (Quinnell) Bowers, 89, of Milton, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at Haven House Hospice Care, following a short battle with cancer. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Roseberrys Funeral Home & Crematory, Friendship. Burial will be at Mount Repose Cemetery, Friendship. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Milton. Mrs. Bowers was born on Aug. 18, 1911 to Edwin and Aurie (Leach) Winchester.She moved to Milton in 1988. Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy (James) Williams, Milton; two stepsons, Robert (Patricia) Bowers, Friendship, and John L. Bowers, Columbia; a half-brother, Otis (Dorothy) Winchester, Lincoln City, Ore.; a half-sister, Ruth (LeRoy) Cobler, Cobler Village, Mont.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Roseberrys Funeral Home & Crematory. BOWMAN, Jonathan Jonathon BOWMAN, 1828 - 1895 Surname: Bowman From the Adams County Press, Saturday July 20, 1895, Page 5 Jonathan BOWMAN, one of the earliest as well as the most prominent citizens of Kilbourn, died at his home in that place last Tuesday afternoon, of inflammation of the bowels. Mr. BOWMAN was born in Charleston, Montgomery Co., New York, May 16, 1828. He received an academic education and attended the law school of Ballston Spa. He came to Wisconsin in 1851, settling at Delton, Sauk county. Later the building of what is now the La Crosse division of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad led to the founding of Kilbourn City, and Mr. BOWMAN settled in that place. He has been a member of the Assembly and a State Senator. He was a delegate to the convention that first nominated Lincoln for the Presidency; was a director of the C. M. & St. Paul railroad company from 1875 to 1879, and in 1881 came very near being elected to the U. S. Senate. He was a deleagte at large to the Republican National convention of 1884.Mr. BOWMAN's private life was of exemplarary character. He possessed an unbending will and resolute purpose, and those were his strongest characteristics. So he was a warm true friend, and "a good hater." But withal he had a heart to feel, and the world will never know the half of the kindly acts and charitable deeds of Jonathan BOWMAN. BRADLEY, Archie Archie BRADLEY 1923 - 2001 Surnames: Akers, Bradley, Theobold Daily Tribune [Wisc Rapids-Wood-WI] Archie Glenn Bradley, 77, of Adams, died on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at St. Josephs Hospital, Marshfield, following a long illness. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Assembly of God Church, Adams.Mr. Bradley was born June 6, 1923, in Bayfield County, to William and Annie (THEOBOLD) Bradley. He worked as a truck driver for a liquor company in Chicago, Ill., retiring in 1985. He moved to Adams in July of 1985. Survivors include his wife, Pearl V. BRADLEY, Adams; and one daughter, Geanine (Sharol) AKERS, Carpentersville, Ill.Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the church. Roseberrys Funeral Home & Crematory, Friendship, is assisting the family. BRATLEY, Fred Fred BRATLEY 1887-1968 Surnames: Bratley, Hulse, Setterman From the Adams County Times Thur. April 4, 1968 P1 Fred C. Bratley, 80, a retired barber, died at 8:30 a.m. Friday March 29 at the Adams County Memorial Hospital after an illness of three years. Funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m. in the Roseberry Funeral Home, Reuben Primeau officiating, with burial in the Big Flats Cemetery. Mr. Bratley was born in central Wisconsin June 4, 1887, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Luke Bratley. He was a barber in Adams and then in several other Wisconsin communities before returning here after returning home after retirement. Surviving are his wife, Marie, two daughters, Mrs. Basil Setterman, Stanwood, Wash. and Mrs. Joyce Hulse, Brownsburg, Ind.; two sons, Milton, Rhinelander, and Arden, Green Lake; 12 grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. BRATLEY, Pearl Pearl BRATLEY 1904 - 1972 Surnames: Andrew, Bratley, Taylor, White From the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Monday October 9, 1972, Page 2 Friendship--Mrs. James BRATLEY, 68, Route 1, Adams, died at 9am Saturday at Adams County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.Services will be at 2pm Tuesday at Roseberry Funeral Home, the Rev. Robert Foster officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Bancroft.The former Pearl WHITE was born August 29, 1904, in Vernon County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John WHITE. She married James BRATLEY August 4, 1944 at Milwaukee and they resided in Adams all their married life. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Everette TAYLOR, Adams, and Robert TAYLOR, Arkdale; a sister, Mrs. Hazel ANDREW, Los Angeles, California; a brother, Otto WHITE, Adams, and five grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5pm today until time of services. BREDESEN, Peter O. Peter O. BREDESEN d. 20 February 1915 Surname: Bredesen From the Adams County Press, 20 March 1915, Page 4 Column 3 Peter O. Bredesen died at his home in Arkdale, Feb. 20th, 1915, after an illness of several months. The immediate cause was tuberculosis of the stomach and lungs. Deceased was 57 years and 7 months of age. His illness at first did not seem serious and the family felt no anxiety. In December he returned from La Crosse where he had been taking treatment in one of the hospitals, and from that time gradually weakened day by day. For ten and one half years he has acted as rural mail carrier from the Arkdale post office with the patience which was one of his characteristics, striving always to serve his patrons faithfully whatever the condition of the roads and weather.A wife and five children, Agnes, Percy, Carl, George and Arthur, are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. Funeral services were held February 23, 1915, conducted by Rev. Thvedt. The body was interred in the United Lutheran cemetery. BREEN Elizabeth Elizabeth Breen d. 1 Dec 1913 Surnames: Breen, Costello, Dawson, Galston, Huber, Klaus, McDonnel, Ochs From the Wood County Times, Nekoosa Wisc., Thursday Dec. 18, 1913, Page 1 Mrs. Elizabeth Breen, mother of Mrs. P. Huber, died on December 1, 1913. The following is taken from the Friendship Reporter: Elizabeth Costello was born in County Cary, Ireland in the year 1836 and died at her home in Adams Center, Wis., on Dec. 1, 1913. Deceased came to America with her parents at an early age and settled in Waterbury, Conn., at which place she was united in marriage to Fenton Breen. Mr. and Mrs. Breen came to Wisconsin in 1864 and settled in Adams county. To them were born eight children, six girls and two boys, one dying in infancy and Elizabeth dying at the age of twenty. Those surviving are her aged husband; Will, of Chicago; Mrs. Mary Huber, Nekoosa; Mrs. Anna Dawson, Waterbury, Conn.; Mrs. Agnes Ochs, Adams Center; Mrs. Lillian McDonnel, Colburn; and John, at home. All were at her bedside at the time of her death except Mrs. Dawson. She was attended in her last illness by two lifelong friends and neighbors, Mrs. Galston and Mrs. Klaus. Mrs. Breen was always a loving wife and mother, a good neighbor, the friend in need and the loving motherly spirit of the neighborhood was fully attested by the many friends who gathered at both home and church to pay the last loving tribute to her memory. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 3, at St. Leo's Catholic church by Father Pollack of Necedah, and interment was made in Mount Calvary cemetery. BRIGGS, Robey Miss Robey BRIGGS, d. 1904 Surname: Briggs From the Adams County Press, April 23, 1904, Page 5Died--BRIGGSMiss Robey, youngest daughter of James BRIGGS of Briggsville, died at Lyons, North Carolina, April 16th, 1904, of typhoid fever.Miss BRIGGS was well known to many Friendship people, who will learn with regret of her death. BROCKMILLER, Elroy August Elroy August BROCKMILLER d. 1906 Surname: Brockmiller From the Adams County Press, Saturday Oct 27, 1906, Page 4 Elroy August, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. BROCKMILLER of Lincoln, died October 16th, 1906. He was born July 14th. Funeral services were conducted at the South Burr Oak church by Reverend F. E. Morrison on October 19th. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. BROJAK, Albert Albert BROJAK 1878 - 1903 Surname: Brojak From the Adams County Press, Saturday May 30 1903, Page 4 Column 2 "Killed by the Cars" Last Monday morning John BROJAK, of Preston, received a telegram announcing that his son, Albert, who was acting as a fireman on the Northern Pacific railroad, had been killed that day in a wreck at Olympia, Washington. Albert George BROJAK was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. John BROJAK of Preston, and was born in that town on the 12th day of January, 1878. Here he passed his life until about four years ago when he went out west, where he soon gained the position of fireman on the railroad. Albert was a bright, sturdy, industrious young man, and his death, following closely as it does the death of the eldest daughter of the family, is indeed a severe blow to the afflicted parents.Deceased is survived by his parents, four brothers and six sisters, besides numerous other relatives. BROOKS, Mrs. Minnie B. Minnie Baker Brooks, 1861 - 1914 Surnames: Baker, Brooks From the Adams County Press, Saturday May 2, 1914, Page 8 Mrs. Minnie Brooks of Preston, died at the La Crosse hospital on April 18th, 1914. Minnie Baker Brooks was born Nov. 22nd, 1861, in Cook County, Illinois, and in her early life became a Christian and united with the Methodist church. About fifteen years ago the family came to Adams county and settled on a farm in Preston, where they have since resided. Deceased had been in failing health for some time, a short time before her death she was taken to La Crosse for treatment in the hope that her life might be spared. But such was not to be, and she passed to the other shore on April 18th. Mrs. Brooks is survived by her husband, six children, and three brothers. Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. E. E. Day officiating. Interment was in Mount Repose cemetery. BROWN Mrs. From the Adams County Press, Saturday July 31, 1897, Page 4 Column 4, Coloma Station news Mrs. BROWN, who had long suffered with a cancer, died at her home July 21st. BROWN, Bertha Bertha BROWN, d. 1882 Surname: Brown From the Adams County Press, Sat March 11, 1882, Page 6 Column 3 Died--Brown--in the Town of Easton Wisconsin, on January 14th, Bertha, aged 5 years, daughter of Amos & Jane BROWN. BROWN, David A. David A. BROWN 1868 - 1899 Surname: Brown From the Adams County Press, Saturday, Nov 11, 1899, Page 5 David A. BROWN was born in Cadis township, Green County, Wisconsin, June 19, 1868, and died at his father's home in the Town of Rome, at 9 a.m., Oct 30, 1899, aged 31 years, 4 months and 16 days.He suffered for months with consumption. All was done for him that could be done by his parents and friends. He leaves a wife and little baby girl, a father and mother, and two brothers, Edwin and William, a grandmother, and numerous friends to mourn his loss. The funeral services were conducted by Elder V. W. VanDriessen. May Heaven's blessing rest upon the mourning friends. BROWN, Frank Frank BROWN d. 1884 From the Adams County Press, Saturday February 14, 1885, Page 6 Died--BROWN--BROWN--November 28th, 1884, Frank, aged 14 years, 7 months and 2 days; and December 2nd, Ida, aged 6 years, 1 month and 26 days--children of Mr. and Mrs. A. BROWN of Easton, of diptheria. BROWN, Ida Ida BROWN d. 1884 From the Adams County Press, Saturday February 14, 1885, Page 6 Died--BROWN--BROWN--November 28th, 1884, Frank, aged 14 years, 7 months and 2 days; and December 2nd, Ida, aged 6 years, 1 month and 26 days--children of Mr. and Mrs. A. BROWN of Easton, of diptheria. BROWN, Rosa Mrs Rosa B BROWN, d. 1883 Surname: BROWN Adams Co Press June 23, 1883 Page 6 DIED--BROWN--In the Town of Easton on the 23rd of May, Mrs. Rosa B. BROWN, aged 15 years. BUBLA, Frank Frank BUBLA 1922-2000 Surnames: Bubla, Hluchanova, Rezabek From the Adams County Times and Friendship Reporter, Wed Jan 3, 2001 Section B Page 5 Frank BUBLA, age 78, of Friendship, died Friday Dec 29th in Villa Pines Living Center, Friendship. Funeral services were Monday Jan 1, 2001 at Roseberry's Funeral Home, Friendship, with Rev. Dennis Stanchik officiating. Interment was in St. Leo's Catholic cemetery, Friendship.Frank was born March 12, 1922 in the Adams county Town of Big Flats, attending school at the Big Flats Corner School. He became disabled following a farming accident. Survivors include a brother, Mike BUBLA, Jr., of Wisconsin Rapids; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Mary BUBLA; three brothers, Charles, john and an infant brother; and one sister, Mary K. REZABEK.Roseberry's Funeral Home, Friendship, assisted the family. BURDICK, Mrs T.L. Source: the Adams County Press, April 1, 1893 Surname: Burdick Coloma News: Mrs. T.L. Burdick, a resident of this place for nearly forty years, died on the 17th inst. She was highly respected by all who knew her. BURDICK, Miss Mary Miss Mary Burdick d. 1912 Surname: Burdick Source: the Adams County Press, Sat Feb 19, 1912, Page 1 Miss Mary Burdick, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Burdick of Easton, died Monday in a hospital at Madison, following an operation for appendicitis. The remains were brought to Easton, and funeral services conducted by Rev. Deans were held at the home this (Thursday) forenoon. BURGDORFF, Mrs. Daniel Wilhelmina Burrkhart Burgdorff, d. 1914 Surnames: Burgdorff, Burrkhart Source: the Adams County Press, November 7, 1914, Page 1 Wilhelmina Burrkhart was born in Gross Lafferde, Germany, Nov. 17th, 1825, and died at the home of her son Henry, Oct. 28th, aged 88 years, 11 mo. and 13 days. In August 1848 she was united in marriage to Daniel Burgdorff. To this union four sons were born, Theodore, Werner, Henry and Fred, all of whom are living. After living in Germany for a number of years, the family decided to come to America, arriving here in 1865 just as the soldiers were leaving the war for their homes. After a short stay in New York they came to Wisconsin making their home in Adams county. At an early age she joined the German Lutheran church and was a faithful member. Last february she fell and received an injury from which she never recovered. Blood poison finally set in and caused her death. She suffered greatly but was very patient and uncomplaining awaited her reward. She leaves to mourn their loss four sons, thirteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the New Chester church on Friday October 30th, conducted by Rev. Krebs of Oxford. The remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband in the New Chester cemetery. BURHITE, William W. William W. Burhite 1824 - 1905 Surname: Burhite, Femling, Finch, Urbatch Source: the Adams County Press, Saturday December 9, 1905, Page 8 Column 5 Death has again invaded our community, removing from our midst one of the oldest, best known and most highly respected citizens of Adams County, Mr. William W. BURHITE, who departed this life on the 22nd of November. The deceased was born in Greene County, New York, January 28, 1824. When a young man he came to Wisconsin and located at Warnerville in Juneau County where he continued to reside for some time. His residence in Wisconsin extended over a period of about fifty years. On the 30th day of August, 1853, he was united in marriage with Miss Almira M. FINCH, at Hensonville, New York. In 1857 he removed from Warnerville to the town of Rome, this county, where he resided until the close of his life. He was a man of strong personality, and fully conversant with matters of public interest. His neighbors, recognizing his ability and public spirit, recognized him as their leader and advisor and conferred upon him offices of trust and responsibility. For many years he held the office of the Justice of the Peace and was for a long time Chairman of the County Board. He was the father of eight children, four of whom are still living. The surviving children are B. E. BURHITE, W. F. BURHITE, Mrs. Charles FEMLING of the town of Rome and Mrs. John URBATCH of Austin, Minnesota. The wife still lives to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate husband. Mr. BURHITE was a man of deep religious convictions and an active worker in church and Sunday School until failing health kept him from going to the place of worship. In 1872 he united with the Methodist Episcopal church, and remained a faithful supporter of the church in all its interests and work until the time of his death.In life and character he was a remarkable type of the pioneer race, who emigrating from the East, devoted their best years to the opening up of the northwest, and who succeeded in laying a firm and sure foundation upon which the state can surely rest.The remains were laid to rest in the New Rome cemetery, Saturday, November 25th. A large concourse of friends and neighbors were present to pay their last sad tribute of respect to one they had long since learned to love and respect. BURIAN, Anna Serbus Mrs. Anton Burian, d. 1911 Surnames: Burian, Serbus From the Adams County Press, 14 January 1911, Page 1 Mrs. Anton Burian Anna Serbus was born in Bohemia, Austria, June 1st, 1832, and was married to Anto Burian in 1865. An adopted son, John Burian, is left to mourn her death. She also leaves several nephews and nieces and five grandchildren. Mrs. Burian and her husband came to this country in 1870, stopping at New London, Conn., for two months, then coming west to Chicago, living there for eleven months. Then coming to Friendship, Adams county, making their home there for four years. In 1875 they purchased a farm in the town of Lincoln, where she has since resided. She was preceded in death about sixteen years by her husband, and since that time she has resided in the old residence near that of her son. She passed away Saturday, January 7th, and the funeral was held at the residence of her son. The interment was in the South Burr Oak cemetery. Mrs. Burian had been a hard working, kindly woman, who took pride in her family and home, and had lived a long and useful life, standing high in the regard of her acquaintances. BURKE, Humphrey Humphrey Burke d. 1904 Surnames: Bauer, Burke, Colburn, Girling, Heltman, Lister, VanSlyke From the Adams County Press, Volume XLIII Number 39, Saturday, April 23, 1904, Page 1A FATAL ACCIDENT--HUMPHREY BURKE DEAD Prominent Young Man of Springville Accidentally Shot and Killed Sunday Morning Last Sunday about 9:30 a.m., as Humphrey BURKE and a party of young men were preparing to go hunting at the home of Mrs. Sherman COLBURN in the Town of Springville, a 22-calibre rifle that Fred HELTMAN was loading was accidentally discharged, the bullet hitting BURKE on the right side just below the fifth rib. Dr. LISTER of White Creek was immediately summoned but before his arrival Mr. BURKE had died, having lived only twenty-five minutes after being hit.Humphrey BURKE was about twenty-seven years old and had spent the greater part of his life in and around Plainville. About two years ago he was married to Miss Ethel VanSLYKE, and one child born of that union, who with a young widow are left to mourn the loss of a husband and father. Mr. BURKE also leaves to mourn his sudden demise his mother, Mrs. BURKE of Plainville, one sister, Mrs. Edith BAUER of Velva, South Dakota, one half sister, Miss Mary GIRLING of this place, and two brothers, Ezra of Springville and Albert of Dakota.Mr. BURKE was an honest, industrious young man. He had many friends and acquaintances in the southern part of the county, who will learn with regret of his sudden death. The heartfelt sympathy of the community goes out to the young wife and his relatives in their time of bereavement. Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. VANSLYKE on Tuesday at noon, Reverend ----- of Kilbourn officiating. The interment was in Plainville cemetery. BURKE, Nellie Nellie Burke, 1880 -1899 Surname: Burke From the Adams County Press, January 21 1899, Page 5 Column 3 DIED--BURKE--Nellie Burke died at the home of her parents in Plainville Jan 17, 1899, aged 18 years, 8 months and 10 days. Nellie Burke was born at Plainville in this county, May 8th, 1880, and it is there that she grew to womanhood and developed a personality and the grace of young womanhood that endeared her to a large circle of friends. She was taken sick on Thursday January 12, with diptheria. The symptoms indicated a speedy recovery, and the hopeful anticipations of her friends seemed fully justified. But that appalling reaction that so often occurs in the course of this disease, and as it were, snatches the loved one from the arm of hope, came to her, and in an hour after, the weak fluttering heart had ceased to beat. She was buried the following night and as soon as the arrangements could be made. Her mother, one sister, three brothers, two half brothers and four half sisters survive her. BURNHAM, Marcia Marcia Burnham, 1850 - 1878 From the Adams County Press, Saturday August 17, 1878 Died: BURNHAM-In the town of Jackson, Adams County, of consumption, on the 13th of August, Marcia C., wife of Mr. T. G. BURNHAM, aged 28 years, 10 months, and 10 days. Mrs. BURNHAM leaves a husband and three children to mourn the loss of an affectionate wife and kind mother. They have our warmest sympathies in their sad bereavement. BURNHAM, Mary Mary Burnham 1803 - 1888 Surnames: Burnham, Emery, Graves From the Adams County Press, Saturday March 17, 1888, Page 4 DIED--BURNHAM--At the residence of her son, T. G. BURNHAM, in the town of Jackson, Adams county Wisconsin, March 12th, 1888, Mary A., wife of David BURNHAM, and aged 85 years. Mrs. BURNHAM, whose maiden name was Mary A. GRAVES, was born in Sunderland, Massachusetts, March 10, 1803. On the 31st of December, 1822, she was married to David BURNHAM (who survives her), and they removed to Oneida county New York. In 1831 she united with the Methodist Episcopal church and remained during all her life a consistent member of that organization. The family removed from New York to Walworth county, Wisconsin, in 1844, and from the latter place to Adams county in November, 1855, settling in the town of Jackson. The deceased leaves a son who resides in Nebraska, and a daughter, Mrs. S. T. EMERY, in Kansas, and a son and daughter here in Adams county. Mrs. BURNHAM was an excellent example of the New England woman, possessing great good sense, strong convictions of right and duty, perseverance and energy, coupled with all those attributes that grace and bless the home of the devoted wife and mother. BURNS, George S. George S. BURNS 1855 - 1925 Surnames: Blood, Burnes, Burns, Hayes, Howard, Jordan, Russell From the Friendship Reporter, October 8, 1925, Page 1 "Obituary George S. Burns" George Samuel BURNES was born in New Brunswick, Canada, July 5th, 1855, and died at his home in the town of Monroe, September 10th, 1925, aged 70 years, 2 months and 5 days. Deceased was united in marriage August 15th, 1879 with Miss Saphire JORDAN, and for some time they resided in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1890, they moved to the town of Monroe, where they have since resided. To them were born five daughters, two of whom, Mrs. Martha BLOOD and Carrie Eva, are deceased. Those surviving are Mrs. Anna HOWARD, Mrs. Maggie HAYES and Mrs. Nettie RUSSELL, who with the widow are left to mourn a kind and affectionate husband and father. He is also survived by sixteen grandchildren. Funeral services were held on September 13th, at the Monroe Center church, Rev. O'Neil of Nekoosa officiating, and interment was in the Monroe Center cemetery. BURROUGHS, Robert, d. 1879 From the Adams County Press, Saturday April 12, 1879 BURROUGHS--At Barnum, April 6th, 1879, Mr. Robert Burroughs, aged 70 years. On Monday last, the people of Barnum paid their last tribute of respect to Mr. Robert Burroughs. Mr. Burroughs was born in New York State in 1809. In 1845 he came to Wisconsin adn first settled in Jefferson county. Afterwards he removed to Rock county where he resided until about thirteen years ago, when he came to this county, where he continued to reside at the time of his death. his last illness was brief. The deceased leaves a widow and four children, all of whom reside in this county. When 14 years of age Mr. Burroughs gave his heart to God and has since lived a consistent Christian life. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. Harrington who preached an appropriate sermon from Job 14:14. With heartfelt sympathy we mourn the loss of our friend.
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