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Eugene Walter Harp

M, b. February 9, 1907, d. February 28, 1992

Parents

Family: Loretta Anne Heesakker (b. June 29, 1908, d. July 2, 1996)

Biography

  • Birth: Eugene Walter Harp was born on February 9, 1907 in Town of Buchanan, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Loretta Anne Heesakker were married on June 25, 1931 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Eugene Walter Harp died on February 28, 1992, at age 85.
  • Burial: He was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sherwood, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Joseph Ermst Mueller

M, b. August 29, 1905, d. July 11, 2000

Family: Josephine Heesakker (b. June 15, 1910, d. March 4, 1992)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Ermst Mueller was born on August 29, 1905.
  • Marriage: He and Josephine Heesakker were married in June 1936 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Joseph Ermst Mueller died on July 11, 2000, at age 94.

William J VanOfferen

M, b. March 26, 1906, d. August 13, 2000

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: William J VanOfferen was born on March 26, 1906 in Summit, Roberts Co, South Dakota.
  • Marriage: He and Mary P Heesakker were married on May 28, 1938 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: William J VanOfferen died on August 13, 2000, at age 94.

Robert Noel Schwaller

M, b. September 6, 1919, d. March 10, 1990

Family: Margaret Heesakker (b. June 15, 1917)

Biography

  • Birth: Robert Noel Schwaller was born on September 6, 1919 in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Heesakker were married on July 21, 1945.
  • Death: Robert Noel Schwaller died on March 10, 1990, at age 70.

Beatrice Stilp

F, b. September 16, 1920, d. January 18, 2005

Parents

Family: Lawrence J Heesakker (b. September 8, 1919, d. February 11, 2014)

Biography

  • Birth: Beatrice Stilp was born on September 16, 1920 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Lawrence J Heesakker were married on October 1, 1949 in St Patrick Church, Menasha, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Beatrice Stilp died on January 18, 2005, at age 84, in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Heesakker, Beatrice (nee Bea Stilp) Kimberly

    Bea Heesakker, age 84, died Tuesday, January 18, 2005, at her home. Bea was born on September 16, 1920, in Neenah, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Ivan and Gladys (Sensenbrenner) Stilp. Bea married Lawrence Heesakker on October 1, 1949, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Menasha. He survives. Bea died as she lived, quietly and peacefully. Bea was a happy, serene person dedicated to her husband and family. Her trademark beautiful smile lit up the atmosphere, and was inherited by all who knew her. Her husband, children, and grandchildren knew how much they were loved. They were awed by her sweet, gentle nature. Bea was an avid reader and an always ready, eager, and happy traveler. She loved music and the arts. Attendance at the Weidner Center in Green Bay and the Performing Arts Center in Appleton were cherished events.

    In addition to her husband, Bea is survived by a daughter, Anne Weiland, of Kimberly, and a son Steve Heesakker, of Shawano, (special friend, Ann Nack), and five grandchildren, Brian Weiland, Jaime (Michael) Reider, Nicole Weiland, Tammy Heesakker, and Jodi Heesakker.

    Further survivors include brothers; Ivan (Margaret) Stilp, of Orlando, Fla., James (Celine) Stilp, of Larsen, Wis., and Gerald (Kathie) Stilp, of Elm Grove, Wis.; brothers and sisters-in-law; Emmett (Elinor) Hoks, of Appleton, Agnes Heesakker, of Kimberly, Margaret Schwaller, of Appleton, and Francis (Stack) and Shirley Heesakker, of Appleton, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Bea was preceded in death by her sister, Georgianne Hoks, and in-laws, George and Annie Heesakker, Sr. Callista Heesakker, Loretta and Eugene Harp, Josephine and Joseph Mueller, Dorothy Mae Heesakker, Mary and Bill Van Offeren, and Robert Schwaller.

    The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at Noon on Saturday, January 22, 2005, at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 323 Pine Street, Little Chute, with Msgr. James Vanden Hogen presiding. Inurnment will be in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly. Friends may call from 10:00 A.M. Saturday until the time of services directly at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Bea’s name has been established.

    The family extends very special and sincere thanks to: Dr. Jack Anderson and his staff for their genuine concerns and feelings for Bea; the staff and volunteers of ThedaCare At Home Hospice for their wonderful care; and the entire staff at Cherry Meadows Hospice. During the time Bea was with you, she was treated as though she was your very own.

    JANSEN FARGO FUNERAL HOME 204 EAST KIMBERLY AVENUE KIMBERLY 920-788-6202 www.fargofuneralhomes.com.

Shirley Ruth Kessler

F, b. March 25, 1923, d. December 2, 2011

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Shirley Ruth Kessler was born on March 25, 1923 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Francis Dominic (Stack) Heesakker were married on November 28, 1946 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Shirley Ruth Kessler died on December 2, 2011, at age 88.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Colbarium/101/6.
  • Note: Shirley Heesakker, 88, Appleton, passed away to eternal life on Friday, December 2, 2011, with her loving family at her side. She was born on March 25, 1923, in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late John and Martha (Schallock) Kessler. Shirley was the youngest of nine children.

    After graduating from Rufus King High School, Milwaukee, Shirley enlisted in the U.S. Army. As a nursing assistant, she served proudly at Percy Jones General Hospital, Battle Creek, Michigan. It was there she met a young farm boy from Little Chute who went by the nickname "Stack". On November 28, 1946, Shirley married Francis "Stack" Heesakker at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Milwaukee.

    Shirley was a member of St. John Nepomucene Church in Little Chute. She was a member of the American Legion Post #258 at Little Chute, and past commander of the American Legion Women's Post #163 at Appleton.

    She was a golf enthusiast, enjoying many years as an active member at the Fox Valley Golf Club. Shirley defied all odds and hit three holes-in-one. Over the years, Shirley also enjoyed reading, flowers, needlework, knitting and crocheting, bowling, casino trips, a good card game and family get-togethers. She treasured exchanging frequent letters with her dear sister, Grace. Most of all, she cherished God's gift of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Francis "Stack" Heesakker; children, Peter Heesakker, Appleton; Michael (Mary) Heesakker, Minocqua; Susan (Daniel) Ritchie, Appleton; and Mary Jo (James) Kearney, Neenah; daughter-in-law, Laurie Heesakker; grandchildren, Kathryn (Jamie) Hermus, Laura (Mike) Pelgorsch and Jason (special friend, Laura) Heesakker; Justin Heesakker and Nick Heesakker; Philip (Kristen) Ritchie and Adam (Stacy) Ritchie; Callista (Noah) Buchen, Megan Kearney, Matthew Kearney and Sarah Kearney; great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Hunter and Grant Hermus; Ava and (arriving in December) Lincoln Ritchie; and Audrey Buchen. She is further survived by a sister, Grace Waraksa; sisters-in-law, Agnes Heesakker and Margaret Schwaller; brother-in-law, Lawrence Heesakker; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

    Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Annie and George Heesakker; son, Thomas Heesakker; daughter-in-law, Patricia Heesakker; sisters, Estelle (Richard) Randolph, Alice (Albert) Bartz, Mildred (Lester) Petersen and Muriel (Bernard) Will; brothers, John (Elizabeth) Kessler, Jr., Robert (Ethel) Kessler and Aubrey Kessler; sisters-in-law, Sister Callista "Martha" Heesakker, Loretta (Eugene) Harp, Josephine (Joseph) Mueller, Mary (William) Van Offeren, Dorothy Mae Heesakker and Beatrice Heesakker; and brothers-in-law, Anthony Waraksa and Robert Schwaller.

    The funeral liturgy for Shirley will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 323 Pine Street, Little Chute. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen will be officiating. Interment will take place at the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. until the time of Mass.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name.

    Shirley's family wishes to extend their most heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at Appleton Retirement Community, her library angel Lynn Neimuth, Southern Care Hospice staff and Drs. Robert Nonn and Jack Anderson. Your gentle and compassionate care for Shirley will always be remembered. Wichmann Funeral Home

    537 N. Superior Street

    Appleton 739-1231

    Online Condolences: www.wichmannfargo.com


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on December 4, 2011.

Rachael Arnoldussen

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Parents

Martha Joanna Hermsen

F, b. February 22, 1890, d. March 28, 1890

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Martha Joanna Hermsen was born on February 22, 1890 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on February 22, 1890 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 28, 1890, at age 0, in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/46SE.

Peter John Hermsen

M, b. March 20, 1891, d. August 27, 1898

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Peter John Hermsen was born on March 20, 1891 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on March 20, 1891 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on August 27, 1898, at age 7, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/46SE.

Adriana Huberdina (Jane) Hermsen

F, b. March 30, 1880, d. November 12, 1966

Parents

Family: William Coenen (b. October 11, 1879, d. April 7, 1955)

Biography

  • Birth: Adriana Huberdina (Jane) Hermsen was born on March 30, 1880.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on March 31, 1880 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and William Coenen were married on October 21, 1902 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Adriana Huberdina (Jane) Hermsen died on November 12, 1966, at age 86.

Marjorie L Olson

F, b. July 8, 1917, d. November 30, 2003

Parents

Family: Norvell H Bergman (b. August 20, 1915, d. April 25, 2001)

Biography

  • Birth: Marjorie L Olson was born on July 8, 1917 in Lafayette, Nicollet Co, Minnesota.
  • Marriage: She and Norvell H Bergman were married on December 15, 1952.
  • Death: Marjorie L Olson died on November 30, 2003, at age 86.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Marjorie L. Bergman Age 86, of Appleton, Our loving mother, grandma and great grandma passed away into God’s arms on Sunday, November 30, 2003. Her prayers were answered and she is now with her husband, Norvell. Marge was born in Lafayette, Minnesota on July 8, 1917 to August and Jenny Olson. Marge married Norvell on December 15, 1952. Marjorie was a secretary for Appleton schools System and served most of her career at Wilson Junior High School. She always said there wasn’t a day that I woke up that I didn’t want to go to work. Marge spent a lot of time fishing on the Chippewa Flowage with Norvell. She also enjoyed reading while sitting in the car waiting for Norvell to get out of the marsh with his geese. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, August and Jenny Olson, her husband, Norvell, and her two young children, David and Jackie. She is survived by her two children, Patricia (Leroy) Fischer, Ronald (Janice) Bergman, both of Appleton, her grandchildren, Trisha (John) Kostelny, Korey (Robin) Fischer, David Fischer, Heidi Bergman, Joshua (Mary Beth) Bergman and her three great grandchildren, Cole, Reed, and Hannah. Marjorie is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends, including two beloved nieces: Betty Lou Precht and Barbara Hanson. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church (900 North Mason St.) with Pastor Judy Deckert officiating. Friends will be received from 9:30 a.m.until the time of service at church. Memorials will be sent to the hospice program. Burial will take place in Highland Memorial Park.

Patricia Lee Bergman

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Parents

Family: Leroy Edward Fischer

Wilhelmina Maria Hermsen

F, b. March 20, 1891, d. January 16, 1964

Parents

Family: Peter W Vosters (b. February 20, 1892, d. September 22, 1949)

Biography

  • Birth: Wilhelmina Maria Hermsen was born on March 20, 1891 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on March 20, 1891 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Peter W Vosters were married on October 9, 1917 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Wilhelmina Maria Hermsen died on January 16, 1964, at age 72, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/34E.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Thursday, January 16, 1964

    Mrs. Minnie Vosters, 528 Jackson St., age 72, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Thursday after a 5 month illness. She was born March 20, 1891 in the Town of Vandenbroek and had been a resident of Little Chute for the past 12 years. She was a member of the St. Elizabeth Society of St. John's Catholic Church, Little Chute.

    Mrs. Vosters is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Edward (Ursula) Welhouse, Kaukauna; Mrs. Robert (Lillian) Tennessen, Rt. 4, Appleton; Mrs. Gerald (Joan) Ambrosius, Seymour; Mrs. Roger (Delores) Remier, Hilbert; two sons, Jerome, Rt. 4, Appleton; Richard, Little Chute; one brother, Martin Hermsen, Kimberly; six sisters, Mre. Elizabeth Derecks, Mrs. Ann Van Domelen, Mrs. George Coenen, Mrs. Martin Kempen, all of Little Chute; Mrs. Jane Coenen, Two Rivers; 28 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

    Her husband, Peter, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church, Little Chute. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute, after 2 p.m. Friday. Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

John Hermsen

M, b. August 21, 1893, d. December 12, 1915

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: John Hermsen was born on August 21, 1893 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on December 12, 1915, at age 22, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/46SE.

Martin Hermsen

M, b. January 9, 1896, d. January 3, 1978

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Martin Hermsen was born on January 9, 1896 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on January 9, 1896 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 3, 1978, at age 81.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Never married.

Rose Joanna Hermsen

F, b. June 27, 1898, d. January 23, 1971

Parents

Family: Arthur Pennings (b. April 25, 1897, d. January 5, 1964)

Biography

  • Birth: Rose Joanna Hermsen was born on June 27, 1898 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on June 30, 1898 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Arthur Pennings were married on June 15, 1920 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Rose Joanna Hermsen died on January 23, 1971, at age 72.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/27.

Delia Hermsen

F, b. May 3, 1901, d. December 23, 1988

Parents

Family: Martin John Kempen (b. July 22, 1899, d. October 17, 1982)

Biography

  • Birth: Delia Hermsen was born on May 3, 1901 in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Martin John Kempen were married on October 17, 1922 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Delia Hermsen died on December 23, 1988, at age 87, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/9/44.
  • Note: Delia Hermsen
    903 Park Ave.
    Little Chute
    Age 87, died after a brief illness Friday December 23, 1988. She was born May 3, 1901 in the Town of Vendenbroek. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church, the ST. Elizabeth Society, and the Little Chute Golden Agers. Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law;: Eileen and Robert Pagel, Madison; Bernice and Ronald Zenefski, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania; Lavern and ARnold Van Heuklon, LaGerande, Georgia; Donna and James Wildenberg, Green Bay; two sons and daughters-in-law; Donald and Esther Kempen, Kimberly; Giles Kempen, Little Chute; Esther Kempen, Green Bay; 34 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren,. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin on October 17, 1982, two sons: Harvey and Marvin; a daughter, Audrey; 12 sisters and brothers. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Monday from St. John Catholic Church, with the Rev. Msgr. James Vandenhogen officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral home after 3 p.m. . . .

Connie Vosters

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Parents

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Sondra English

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Elizabeth Hermsen

F, b. August 26, 1893, d. July 18, 1988

Parents

Family: Edward John Scray (b. October 2, 1892, d. March 13, 1973)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Hermsen was born on August 26, 1893 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on August 26, 1893 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Edward John Scray were married on April 30, 1917 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Elizabeth Hermsen died on July 18, 1988, at age 94, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.

Henry Herbert Hermsen

M, b. March 21, 1901, d. December 27, 1944

Parents

Family: Susan Anne Verkuilen (b. September 30, 1904, d. February 18, 1986)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry Herbert Hermsen was born on March 21, 1901 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Susan Anne Verkuilen were married on June 21, 1927.
  • Death: Henry Herbert Hermsen died on December 27, 1944, at age 43, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1/52/4-5-6.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary

    Wednesday, December 27, 1944

    Henry H. Hermsen

    Henry H. Hermsen, 43, died unexpectedly early this morning at his home in Little Chute. A resident of Little Chute practically all life, he attended St. Norbert College, West De Pere, and was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. John Church, Little Chute. He was also a member of Vandenbroek court, Catholic Order of Foresters, and served as secretary of St. John parish, Little Chute for many years. He was employed by the Home Mutuals Insurance Company.

    Survivors are the widow; five children, Ralph, Rachel, Jude, Jerome and Gretchen, all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Ervin Vanevenhoven and Mrs. John Peerenboom, Little Chute; Mrs. Ed J. Scray, De Pere; and Mrs. Anton Vandervelden, Green Bay; and three brothers, George and Peter, Little Chute; and Herbert, Milwaukee.

    A solemu requiem high mass will be held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute, with Rev. John J. Sprangers in charge. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Th body may be viewed at the Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute, beginning Thursday afternoon. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 tonight at St. John Church and at 8:15 Thursday and Friday evenings at the funeral home.

Herbert John Hermsen

M, b. March 14, 1903, d. September 25, 1991

Parents

Family: Hattie Vandenberg (b. May 3, 1904, d. November 30, 2002)

Biography

  • Birth: Herbert John Hermsen was born on March 14, 1903 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Hattie Vandenberg were married on June 14, 1941 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Herbert John Hermsen died on September 25, 1991, at age 88.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1/40.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary

    Friday, September 27, 1991

    Herbert J. Hermsen 1104 Grandview Rd. Appleton


    Age 88, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 1991 at a local nursing home. He was born March 14, 1903 in Little Chute, son of the late Martin and Cornelia [Van Gompel] Hermsen. On June 14, 1941 he married the former Hattie Vandenberg in Little Chute, she survives. Herb was the founder and owner of Northside Hardware in Appleton from 1952 until the time of his retirement. He was very active in the community being a member of the St. Vincen De Paul Society, the Catholic Order of Foresters, the St. Joseph Food Pantry, the Appleton Northside Business Association and the Wisconsin Retail Hardware Association. For many years Herb was a valued member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church serving as an usher, a mass server and taking an active role in Projects Hope and Leaven. He will always e remem ered for his generosity to the needy especially on the holidays. It seemed that at those times when Herb should have accepted assistance from others, he was busy giving of himself to others. He received great pleasure from working in his garden and since his retirement he had been called back to Northside Hardware each spring to oversee the spring floral display there.

    Survivors inclue his wife, Hattie Hermsen, Appleton; a brother, Peter Hermsen, Kaukauna; a sister, Martha [Ervin] Vanevenhoven, Little Chute; two brothers in-law, Wilbert [Lila Vandenberg, Appleton; and Joseph Vandenberg, Toledo, Ohio; a sister in-law, Elva [Herbert] Dorn, Appleton; also many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, George and Henry; three sisters, Mary Peerenboom, Katheryn Vander Velden and Elizabeth Scray.

    The Mass of Resurection will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 1991 at St. Thomas More, Appleton with Father Gerald Falk and Father Ralph Hermsen concelebrating. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the Wichmann Funeral Home, Appleton and again Saturday from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at which time the cortege leaves for the church. There will be a prayer and scripture service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A memorial fund fir charitable contributions is being established in his name.

Johanna Hendricks

F, b. February 10, 1832, d. March 22, 1912

Parents

Family 1: Arnold Hietpas (b. December 7, 1824, d. 1857)

Family 2: Peter John Maes (b. June 1, 1818, d. February 27, 1874)

Biography

  • Birth: Johanna Hendricks was born on February 10, 1832 in Sambeek, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Peter John Maes were married on April 2, 1858 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Johanna Hendricks died on March 22, 1912, at age 80.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Kaukauna Times
    3-29-1912

    Mrs. Johanna Maes, aged 80 years, 1 month and 12 days, died Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the infirmities of old age after a short illness of one week at the home of her daughter Mrs. Barney Schlude.

    Mrs. Maes was born in Holland in 1853 and at the age of twenty years came to America and settled at Little Chute, 6 years ago. She was married soon after to Arnold Hietpas who died and 53 years ago she married Peter Maes at that village who also died 38 years ago. She came to Kaukauna 37 years ago to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Schlude and has resided here ever since. When Mrs. Maes came to America it was in the days before the great ocean steamers were making the trip across the "big pond" a matter of a few days, and she came over in a sail ship which was 50 days in crossing having been becalmed for some time on the way. Another inconvenience of traveling also existed at that time being the lack of railway facilities from New York to the middle west only extending at that time to Buffalo where they took the lake passage on a steamship line running to Green Bay and thence up the Fox river by a sail boat to the foot of the Kokaloo rapids and then over land to their journeys end through the great forests which covered all the country for many miles and through which travel was almost impossible The Menominee Indian tribes had their home and hunting grounds along the Fox river and Chief 1-Yam-a-Taw who governed them had his home at Little Chute and who soon after joined the efforts of George W. Lawe in cutting out a road to Green Bay.

    Surviving are her children, Mrs. Barney Schlude and Herman Maes of this city and Arnold Maes of Marion; also her sister, Mrs. Albert Van Vondren of Little Chute and Mrs. Peter Forbes of Washington, Kansas.

    Those attending the services from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Maes and Wilmer Maes of Marion, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Van Vondren of Little Chute.

    The pallbearers were Joseph Stemper, Aam Kerry, Nic Kuborn, Martin Knoll, Cornelius Neissing and Marcus Heid.

    The funeral services were held Monday morning at nine o'clock from Holy Cross church under charge of Monsignoir P. J. Lochman.
  • Immigration: She immigrated to Mosambique in June 1851.

Peter John Maes

M, b. June 1, 1818, d. February 27, 1874

Parents

Family 1: Johanna Catharina Freijser (b. March 5, 1804, d. August 23, 1854)

Family 2: Johanna Hendricks (b. February 10, 1832, d. March 22, 1912)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter John Maes was born on June 1, 1818 in Clinge, Zeeland, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Johanna Catharina Freijser were married on February 11, 1846 in Hulst, Zeeland, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: Peter John Maes and Johanna Hendricks were married on April 2, 1858 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Peter John Maes died on February 27, 1874, at age 55, in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old Unmarked.
  • Naturalization: He was naturalized in 1856.

Henry B Maes

M, b. May 25, 1901, d. October 9, 1980

Parents

  • Father: Herman Maes (b. January 25, 1872, d. April 3, 1928)
  • Mother: Anne Schlude (b. June 24, 1874, d. April 28, 1974)

Family: Rosalie Hoks (b. November 25, 1902, d. December 14, 1985)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry B Maes was born on May 25, 1901.
  • Death: He died on October 9, 1980, at age 79.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.