Selected Obituaries

from Adams County and Area Newspapers




NEFF, Mrs. Julia d. 1913 Surname: NEFF From the Oxford Times, Thusday Nov 20, 1913 P1 Word was received Monday of the death of Mrs. Julia Neff, widow of the late Jacob Neff. She died at the home of her parents at Galesville. NEFF, Sarah Jane A Sarah Jane A NEFF, d. 1883 Surname: NEFF Adams Co Press June 23, 1883, Page 6 DIED--NEFF--In the Town of Easton on the 22nd of May, Mrs. Sarah Jane A. NEFF, aged 50 years. NELSON, Joseph Joseph NELSON, d. 1907 Surname: COOK, COON, FINEL, KELLOGG, NELSON From the Adams County Press, February 2, 1907, Page 4 Joseph NELSON died at his home in Lincoln, Adams Co., Wisconsin, January 25, 1907. He was born in the State of Ohio, and married Miss Hannah KELLOGG while living in that state. In 1854, he moved with his family to Packwaukee, and in 1871 moved to this town and lived on the same farm at the time of his death. Of this union nine children were born, Orval, Howard, Carlos and Mrs. Mary FINEL of Armenia, Juneau County, Mrs. Henrietta COON of Big Spring, Mrs. Lenna COOK of Packwaukee, Royal, Walter and Ray of this town. His aged wife still survives him. The many friends extend their sympathy. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. TAYLOR in the New Chester church, Sunday afternoon, January 27th. NELSON, Mrs. Lars Mrs. Lars NELSON, d. 1898 Posted by Volunteer on Sat, 12 May 2001 Surname: NELSON, RASMUSSEN Adams County Press, July 23, 1898 P4C4 Mr. and Mrs. Otto RASMUSSEN and daughter Sophia attended the funeral of Mrs. Lars NELSON at Big Flats Saturday. NEMETZ, (CIZEK), Mary Mary (CIZEK) NEMETZ, 1845 - 1921 Surname: CIZEK, DITTBURNER, JENSEN, McBRIDE, MOSHURE, NEMETZ, POLIVKA, WIDEN, WORMET, ZORN From the Friendship Reporter, Thursday September 29, 1921, Page 1 Mary CIZEK was born in Polna, Bohemia, October 31st, 1845. In 1867 she was united in marriage with Matthias NEMETZ. They came to America in 1871 and stayed for five years in Chicago. They then came to Wisconsin and spent all their remaining days on the farm where they both have died. To this union were born twelve children, eleven of whom are still living. One son, Joe, died in is early manhood. Mr. NEMETZ died in 1913, after an illness of nearly a year. Of the children, Frank and John live in Milwaukee, Mrs. A. J. POLIVKA in northern Wisconsin, Mrs. Rosa McBRIDE, Mrs. Annie WIDEN, Albert and Charles in La Crosse, Mrs. Lizzie JENSEN in South Dakota, and Edward, Wint and George in Quincy. She leaves twnety-nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren to mourn their loss. Three brothers and one sister also survive her. Mrs. NEMETZ was of cheerful disposition, strong in spirit, ready to enter every good work, a true and faithful friend. She brought to the new world from the far-away home across the ocean an intense love for beauty in all its forms. Although she knew all the privations of a pioneer mother on a farm in the wilderness, she always looked for the fine and the beautiful, always she toiled in faith and hope that never faltered, ever she saw for her children better things ahead. She has lived to see her best hopes realized; to visit in eleven happy, prosperous homes where she was well-loved "Grandma"; and to keep in close touch with them all through the medium of her busy, ever-ready pen. Of her it may truly be said as of one of old, "She hath done what she could." After an unusually active life of seventy-six years, the end came without warning. Rising on the morning of Tuesday, September 20, 1921, she ate breakfast as usual. While still sitting at the table she spoke quick, calling her son's name several times. He reached her in time to prevent her from falling on the floor, but she never spoke again, and soon breathed her last. Doctor Poppe was summoned and he pronounced the cause of her death "a hard stroke." Undertaker Roseberry of Friendship conducted the funeral services Thursday afternoon. All of her children were present to see their mother laid to rest beside their father in the cemetery at Quincy. Rev. Barker of Friendship officiated, Mrs. Purves and Mrs. Thomm sang "There Shall be no Night Over There," which were comforting words to the sorrowing hearts. The pallbearers were Messrs. August DITTBURNER, John WORMET, Theodore WORMET, John ZORN, Fred ZORN and Andrew MOSHURE. NEMETZ, Joseph W. Joseph W. NEMETZ, 1876 - 1907 Surname: BECKER, JENSEN, McBRIDE, NEMETZ, POLIVKA, WIDEN From the Adams County Press, Saturday Feb 9, 1907, Page 1 Away from wife and child, and in a foreign land, whither he had gone in search of health, Joseph William NEMETZ was forced to lay down the burden of life and bid farewell to all earthly sights on January 14, 1907, and his remains were brought to Spearfish, S. D., for interment on Friday, January 18, 1907. Joseph NEMETZ was born in Chicago, January 12, 1876. His death was due to catarrh of the stomach from which he had been a sufferer for some time. In 1902 he was united in marriage to Miss Ruth BECKER, at Sioux Falls, South Dakota and soon afterwards went to Spearfish and engaged in truck farming in Spearfish Valley. In July of last year, he went to Corpus Christi, Texas, thinking the change in climate might prove beneficial, but to no avail. The result of this marriage was one bright baby daughter, who came into the family three years ago. Aside from the wife and child, there still survive the deceased, his aged parents who reside at Hadlock, seven brothers, Albert, Wintie, Edward and George of Hadlock, F. G. NEMETZ of Milwaukee, J. A. of Pine River, Wis., and Chas. A. of Spearfish South Dakota, four sisters, Mrs. Rose McBRIDE and Mrs. Anna WIDEN of La Crosse, Mrs. A. J. POLIVKA of Friendship and Mrs. Jens A. JENSEN of Sonoma, California. Deceased was a member of the M. W. A. order, and carried an insurance of $1,000 which will be paid to his wife and child. Though not a member of the local order, the body was taken charge of by the local members and laid to rest by them. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Jeffrey of the Methodist Episcopal church. To the bereaved relatives the Press extends the warmest sympathy of the Hadlock people, and trusts that God in his all-wise providence, will deal compassionately with the parents and relatives in their great loss. NEMETZ, Mathias Mathias Nemetz, d. 1913 Surnames: Cizeh, Nemetz (see Mary Cizek Nemetz, above) From the Adams County Press, Saturday Jan. 11, 1913, Page 8 Mathias Nemetz was born in Bohemia Jan. 27, 1840. He was married to Mary Cizeh in the month of February 1867. Deceased with his wife left the homeland in 1871 and came to America, residing in Chicago for five years. In 1876 he moved with his family to Quincy where he has lived until his death. He leaves behind him a widow, four daughters and seven sons, one son only out of the family proceeded him to the silent land. In the passing of Mr. Nemetz Jan. 5, this year, another old pioneer of Adams county has passed away. for the past few months Mr. Nemetz has been almost helpless with paralysis. Services were held by Rev. J. Deans of Friendship, assisted by Mr. James Spence, of Quincy. The remains were laid in Quincy cemetery, Wednesday Jan. 8. NESBITT, Henry Henry NESBITT, d. 1895 Surname: NESBITT From the Adams County Press, Saturday April 13, 1895, Page 5 Died, at his home in the town of Lincoln, March 28th, Mr. Henry NESBITT, aged sixty-eight years. NESKIN, George George Neskin, d. 1873 Surnames: MONROE, NESKIN, THOMPSON From the Adams County Press, Sat. May 3, 1873, Page 2 Column 2 Sad Accident: On Monday of last week, as we gather from the Grand Rapids papers, a sad and fatal accident occurred at Port Edwards by which George NESKIN, residing at Barnum in this county, James MONROE residing opposite Barnum, in Juneau county, and Ole THOMPSON, of Kilbourn, were drowned. A crew in running a raft and, trying to make the slide at Port Edwards, veered a little to the left, and the bow cribs struck into the eddy, and uncoupled the cribs, rendering the whole raft unmanageable. All the men were precipitated into the water, but all regained the raft, only a moment after to be caried with the raft broad side to, over the dam and into the seethign cauldron of waters below. The three men above named were swept away, and not seen afterwards. The accident occurred about two o'clock in the afternoon. It is asserted that no blame attaches to those in charge as the wind was high at the time and the accident was unavoidable. Neskin leaves a wife and two children, and Monroe a wife and four little ones. NEUBAUER Joseph Joseph Neubauer, d. 1963 Surnames: NEUBAUER, HEHN Abstracted from the Daily Tribune [Wisconsin Rapids WI], Monday July 1, 1963, Page 7 Friendship: Funeral services were held at Roseberry Funeral Home this afternoon for Joseph Neubauer, 76, who died Saturday morning at the Central Rest Home, where he was taken after suffering a broken hip several weeks ago. The body will be taken to Milwaukee for cremation. Surviving are two sons, John and Frank, Chicago, and a daughter, Sally Hehn, Friendship. A native of Hungary, where he was born Feb. 22, 1887, Mr. Neubauer came to this country in 1921. He was employed as a machinist before coming to Friendship about 10 years ago. NICHOLS, Mary Surname:NICHOLS, LAMBERT, MANETT, From the Adams County Press, December 9, 1899, Page 4 --copied from the St. James Minnesota 'Plaindealer' Mrs. Mary MANETT LAMBERT NICHOLS went from us on Thursday night and entered into longed for companionship and rest on high. It was fitting that the funeral services, which were conducted by Rev. Dr. Lanman, should be held in the church she dearly loved and in the presence of many kindred and friends to whom she had faithfully ministered and was tenderly attached. From the church her body was borne to the depot, and thence to interment beside that of her husband, the late Deacon Judson NICHOLS, in White Creek, Wisconsin. Mr. Theodore LAMBERT, her nephew, accompanied the casket to Wisconsin. Mrs. NICHOLS was born May 13th, 1818, in Clinton, the seat of Hamilton College, New York. With her husband, she moved to Wisconsin when it was under territorial government. There most of their married life was spent; but soon after Mr. NICHOLS' death in 1885, she came to St. James, attracted by the residence here of her brother, Theodore, with whom she has dwelt the last twelve years, and other near kindred. Mrs. NICHOLS was the oldest of six Children, of whom Mr. William LAMBERT of Omaha, Nebraska, and Mr. Theodore LAMBERT of St. James, survive. To all these kindred the heartfelt sympathy of the community is cordially given. NILES, Ira Vernon Surname: NILES, SMITH OBITUARY IRA VERNON NILES Nov 26 1889 Adams County Press Ira Vernon, youngest son of Rosetta J. Niles, deceased and Albert J. Niles, was born March 21st, 1878, at Delton, Wis., and died November 12th, 1898, at Tomah, Wis. Deceased was a bright, energetic young man. He attended school until fifteen years of age, when he went to the southern part of the state and engaged in work there for a year, when he was stricken with the disease from which he died. He was most tenderly and faithfully cared for by an affectionate father, sister and two brothers, his mother having preceded him to the grave some fourteen years ago. His remains were taken to New Lisbon to the home of his grandfather, A.M. Smith, where the funeral was held Monday morning, conducted by Rev. Jesse D. Searles. His remains were laid to rest by the side of his mother in the New Lisbon cemetery. Deceased will be remembered in Friendship where his childhood was spent, when his father was the landlord of now Friendship House. NILES, Roy Surname:NILES From the Adams County Press, Saturday Dec 29, 1888, Page 4 DIED--NILES--In Friendship, December 24, 1888, of scarlet fever, Roy, aged 3 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. NILES. Until attacked with the malady that caused his death, Roy was a strong, healthy child, and a great favorite in the family, and his early loss affects the family deeply. In their sorrow they have the sincere sympathy of the community. NOGLE, Mrs. Mary A. Shephard Martha A. (SHEPHARD) NOGLE, 1831 - 1907 Surname: HUTCHINSON, NOGLE, RICH, SHAFFER, SHEPHARD, WHITE From the Adams County Press, Saturday October 12, 1907, Page 8 Martha A. SHEPHARD was born in Dayton, Ohio, April 11th, 1831, and was married to Daniel NOGLE August 26, 1847. She and her husband came to Grand Rapids, Wis. in 1855. She was a lady much loved by those who knew heer for her Christian life and the kindness shown to her neighbors wherever she resided. She was a devoted wife and loving mother. At the time of her death, on the 26th of September of 1907, she was living with her daughter, Mrs. Mary A. RICH on the farm in the town of Preston, Wis. She was the mother of nine children, four boys and five girls of whom two boys and four girls still survive; Mrs. Mary A. RICH of Preston, Wisconsin, Mrs. Emma WHITE of Monroe, Washington, Mrs. Lydia HUTCHINSON of Kilbourn, Wis., Mrs. Estella SHAFFER of Spokane, Wash., Irwin B. NOGLE of Williams Bay, Wis., and William B. NOGLE of Woodstock, Ill. She leaves nineteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. NOGLE will be greatly missed from the family circle. The remains were taken to the cemetery. NYHUS, Christiana From the Adams County Press, Saturday July 27, 1878 DIED NYHUS--In Strongs Prairie, July 17th, 1878, Christiana NYHUS, wife of Henry NYHUS, Esq., aged 42 years. Mrs. HYHUS was an exemplary Christian lady, who adorned every relation in life, as the affectionate and devoted wife and mother, the kind and prudent counselor and friend, her memory will live after her, an influence for good, as life had been a blessing in the past. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, for their works do follow them."
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