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Henry J Hersant

M, b. September 19, 1868, d. April 9, 1947

Parents

Family: Mary A Menting (b. July 17, 1869, d. January 6, 1950)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry J Hersant was born on September 19, 1868 in Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary A Menting were married on September 28, 1891.
  • Death: Henry J Hersant died on April 9, 1947, at age 78, in Antigo, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Phlox, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.

Albert VanGompel

M, b. October 19, 1873, d. March 3, 1956

Parents

Family: Anna Petronella Menting (b. May 16, 1876, d. April 5, 1958)

Biography

  • Birth: Albert VanGompel was born on October 19, 1873 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on October 19, 1873 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Petronella Menting were married on May 10, 1898 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Albert VanGompel died on March 3, 1956, at age 82, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/3/41S.

Henry G Weyenberg

M, b. September 6, 1845, d. March 28, 1921

Parents

Family 1: Anna Bergmans (b. July 20, 1851, d. December 1, 1900)

Family 2: Elizabeth Carney (b. October 23, 1846, d. August 15, 1912)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry G Weyenberg was born on September 6, 1845 in Beugen en Rijkevoort, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Bergmans were married on September 2, 1872 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Henry G Weyenberg and Elizabeth Carney were married on October 15, 1902 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Henry G Weyenberg died on March 28, 1921, at age 75, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old/8/19.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY
    Tuesday, March 29, 1921

    Henry Weyenberg Sr., one of the early settlers of Little Chute, died of complications of diseases Monday noon. He is survived by five sons and six daughters. The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning from St. John Church at Little Chute.
  • Immigration: He immigrated in 1868.

Elizabeth Carney

F, b. October 23, 1846, d. August 15, 1912

Parents

Family 1: Peter Shaefer (b. May 15, 1849, d. October 22, 1894)

Family 2: Henry G Weyenberg (b. September 6, 1845, d. March 28, 1921)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Carney was born on October 23, 1846 in Canada.
  • Marriage: She and Henry G Weyenberg were married on October 15, 1902 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Elizabeth Carney died on August 15, 1912, at age 65.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Event: She was Event in Orphan Train Rider.

Anna Bergmans

F, b. July 20, 1851, d. December 1, 1900

Parents

Family: Henry G Weyenberg (b. September 6, 1845, d. March 28, 1921)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Bergmans was born on July 20, 1851 in Mill en Sint Hubert, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Henry G Weyenberg were married on September 2, 1872 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Anna Bergmans died on December 1, 1900, at age 49, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old/8/20.
  • Note: SOURCE: KAUKAUNA TIMES OBITUARY Friday December 7, 1900

    Mrs. Anna Weyenberg, wife of Henry Weyenberg, died at her home in Little Chute Saturday, aged 42 years.

    Besides her husband are surviving 13 children. Her oldest daughter Hattie died about a year ago. There are also two brothers and three sisters surviving. John and Peter Bergmans of this city, Geo. Bergmans, Mrs. Anton Diedrich and Mrs. Geo. Williamson of the Town of Kaukauna.

    The funeral which was held at St. John's Church was one of the largest ever seen in Little Chute.

Theodore Weyenberg

M, b. July 26, 1810, d. November 28, 1903

Parents

Family: Maria Hendricks (b. May 3, 1803, d. December 7, 1882)

Biography

  • Birth: Theodore Weyenberg was born on July 26, 1810 in Gemert, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Maria Hendricks were married on June 2, 1833 in Beugen en Rijkevoort, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Theodore Weyenberg died on November 28, 1903, at age 93, in Town of Vandenbroek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old/8/22.
  • Note: THEODORE WEYENBERG, whose agricultural operations in Vandenbroek township have covered a long period of years, is a good, practical farmer and a worthy representative of one of Outagamie county's old and honored families. His grandfather, Theodore Weyenberg, was born July 26, 1810, in Noordtproven, Holland, and came to the United States with his wife, Mary (Hendrix) Weyenberg, and seven children: Martin, Henry, William, John, George, Hank and Cornelius. Theodore Weyenberg first settled in Brown county, but after one year came to Outagamie county and settled in the township of Kaukauna, becoming a large land holder in that part that is now known as Vandenbroek township, where he died November 18, 1903. His wife, who was born May 3, 1803, died December 7, 1883. George Weyenberg, father of Theodore of this sketch, was born September 4, 1840, in Holland, and just remembers attending the schools of his native land. He was about eight years of age when he accompanied the family to this country, and attended -the district schools in the neighborhood of his father's farm, on which he worked during the summer months, while working in the northern woods in the winters. On February 11, 1868, he was married to Mary Gloudemans, who was also a native of Holland and a daughter of Martin Gloudemans, and after his marriage resided on his father's farm for two years. He then purchased the land which he is now operating, and which he has developed from a wild, unimproved property with no buildings into one of the finest farms in the township. During the first fifteen years that he resided on this tract, he lived in a little log cabin he had himself built from logs cut on his own property, but he now has a modern, substantial residence, in addition to good barns and outbuildings. He and his wife had thirteen children, namely: Theodore, Mary, Peter, Annie, John, William, H-enry, Nellie, Katherine, Rose, Hattie, Dora and George, of whom John, Henry and Dora are deceased. Mr. Weyenberg is well known to the citizens of VaTndenbroek township, and has served as school clerk for twenty years. He and his wife are members of the St. John's congregation of the Catholic Church of Little Chute and are highly esteemed by all who know them. Theodore Weyenberg was born December 20, 1868, on the old homestead, and he received his education in the district schools of the neighborhood, his boyhood and youth being spent in work on the farm with the. exception of seven winters, when he was employed in the northern Michigan woods. In 1894 he was married to Georgiana, Jansen, who was born in Vandenbroek township, January 1, 1874, daughter of Mathew and Anna (Harchiss) Jansen,. and received her education in the neighboring district schools. After his marriage, Mr. Wreyenberg bought the farm which he is now operating, and through hard and unremitting effort has brought it into a high state of cultivation. He has greatly improved the buildings, has fenced his farm neatly, and now ranks high among Vandenbroek township's substantial farmer-citizens. He and his wife are devout members of St. John's Catholic Church of Little Chute. They have had nine children, of whom two died: Mary, whose death occurred in infancy, and Gertrude, who passed away when two years old. The survivors are: George, Annie, Mary (II), Rose, Mathew, Dora and Hattie. Mrs. Weyenberg is also of Holland descent, her parents having come from that country in 1865 and settled in Outagamie county.
  • Immigration: He immigrated in 1849.

Maria Hendricks

F, b. May 3, 1803, d. December 7, 1882

Parents

Family: Theodore Weyenberg (b. July 26, 1810, d. November 28, 1903)

Biography

  • Birth: Maria Hendricks was born on May 3, 1803 in Beugen en Rijkevoort, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Theodore Weyenberg were married on June 2, 1833 in Beugen en Rijkevoort, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Maria Hendricks died on December 7, 1882, at age 79, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old/8/22.
  • Immigration: She immigrated in 1849.

Hendricus Hendrickx

M, b. circa 1775, d. June 20, 1820

Parents

Family: Catherina Ebben (b. 1769, d. January 25, 1841)

Biography

  • Birth: Hendricus Hendrickx was born circa 1775 in Beugen en Rijkevoort, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: He died on June 20, 1820 in Beugen en Rijkevoort, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Catherina Ebben

F, b. 1769, d. January 25, 1841

Parents

Family: Hendricus Hendrickx (b. circa 1775, d. June 20, 1820)

Biography

  • Birth: Catherina Ebben was born in 1769 in Beugen en Rijkevoort, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: She died on January 25, 1841, at age ~72, in Beugen en Rijkevoort, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Henricus Theodorus Weijenberg

M, b. January 18, 1785, d. after 1860

Parents

Family 1: Anna Maria Aldenhuijsen (b. March 31, 1789, d. September 17, 1816)

Family 2: Johanna Linders (b. November 25, 1788, d. September 9, 1832)

Family 3: Engelina (Eerke) Gooren (b. November 14, 1797, d. September 20, 1863)

Biography

  • Birth: Henricus Theodorus Weijenberg was born on January 18, 1785 in Gemert, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Maria Aldenhuijsen were married on February 12, 1809 in Gemert, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: Henricus Theodorus Weijenberg and Johanna Linders were married on February 9, 1817 in Beugen en Rijkevoort, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: Henricus Theodorus Weijenberg and Engelina (Eerke) Gooren were married on April 21, 1833 in Beugen en Rijkevoort, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Henricus Theodorus Weijenberg died after 1860 in United States.
  • Immigration: He immigrated in 1856.

Anna Maria Aldenhuijsen

F, b. March 31, 1789, d. September 17, 1816

Parents

Family: Henricus Theodorus Weijenberg (b. January 18, 1785, d. after 1860)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Maria Aldenhuijsen was born on March 31, 1789 in Gemert, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Henricus Theodorus Weijenberg were married on February 12, 1809 in Gemert, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Anna Maria Aldenhuijsen died on September 17, 1816, at age 27, in Gemert, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Pamela Ann Maas

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James William ("Cobby Hartjes") Hartjes

M, b. July 22, 1927, d. June 11, 2007

Parents

Family 1: Florence Agnes Jansen (b. July 28, 1927, d. March 9, 1963)

St John High School Yearbook 1945

Biography

  • Birth: James William ("Cobby Hartjes") Hartjes was born on July 22, 1927 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Florence Agnes Jansen were married on November 7, 1953.
  • Marriage: James William ("Cobby Hartjes") Hartjes was married on May 1, 1965 in Holy Name Church, Kimberly, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 11, 2007, at age 79.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/7/26S.
  • Note: June 12, 2007

    Hartjes, James W. "Cobby" James W. "Cobby" Hartjes, Little Chute, age 79, died Monday June 11, 2007, at home surrounded by his family after a courageous year and a half battle with cancer. Cobby was born on July 22, 1927, in Little Chute, to the late Dewey and Viola (Bohm) Hartjes. He proudly served his country in the Navy during WWII and was a fifty year member of the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258. In 1953, he married Florence Jansen. She preceded him in death in 1963. He then married Grace Hietpas on May 1, 1965, at Holy Name Parish in Kimberly. Cobby worked as a pipe fitter at Kimberly Clark for 17 years, and then Paper Converting Machine Company until his retirement in 1992. Cobby was a member of the St. John Athletic Association as well as a member of their Hall of Fame. He was a fan of both the Packers and Brewers. Everyone knew not to disturb him when he was watching these events on television. He loved everything about golf, including the hour it took him to clean his clubs. Cobby enjoyed the annual week spent at the cottage in Waupaca, and most of all, cherished time spent with his family.

    Cobby is survived by his wife of 42 years, Grace; children: Pat (Pete) Litersky, Steve (Debbie), Amy (Brad) Murton, Tim (Joanie) and Gary, all of Little Chute; Greg (Karen) of Appleton; and Beth (Steve) McAuley of Chanhassen, MN; grandchildren: Claire and Pete Jr. (Sara) Litersky, Taylor and Connor De Bruin, Savannah and William Murton, Kimberly McMahon, Sean, Tony and Noah McAuley, Mike (Jessie), Nikki (fiance Dylan Esterling), Rachel, Danielle, Brooke, Jesse, Karly, Madelyn, Eli, Owen, Preston, and Alex Hartjes; one great granddaughter: Macy Hartjes; brother, Gerald "Spec" (Bonnie) Hartjes; and sisters and brothers-in-law: Mary Jane Hartjes, Wayne (Mary) Hietpas, Darlene (Jim) Haber, Al (Pam) Hietpas, Mary Jo (Tim) Paltzer, Brenda Grenier and Cliff (Marian) Jansen. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    In addition to his parents and first wife, James was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Hartjes; father- and mother-in-law: Sylvester and Rose Hietpas; and brother and sister-in-law: Robert and Gin Jansen.

    The Funeral Mass will be at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church, Little Chute. with the Rev. James Hablewitz officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday at the church beginning at 2:00 p.m. until the time of the Mass. The Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258 will perform Military Rites immediately following Mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.

    O'CONNELL

    FUNERAL SERVICES

    2020 E. Main Street

    Little Chute 920-759-2951.
  • Note: When my grandpa Hartjes was little he didn't like school but he was very smart. He was also good in sports. He has two brothers and lived in Little Chute his whole life. Later when he was growing up he joined the service out of high school.
    Jesse Hartjes, 2011.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1945.

Patricia Kathleen Hartjes

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Stephen James Hartjes

M, b. February 3, 1955, d. October 19, 2011

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Stephen James Hartjes was born on February 3, 1955 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on June 3, 1977 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 19, 2011, at age 56.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Colbarium/101/33.
  • Note: Steve Hartjes, Little Chute, age 56, joined the choir of heavenly angels on Wednesday October 19, 2011. He died peacefully in his home surrounded by immediate family. He was born in Appleton on February 3, 1955 to the late James "Cobby" and Florence (Jansen) Hartjes. Steve married Debbie Van Asten on June 3, 1977 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church. He graduated from Little Chute High School in 1974 and made his career at Fox River Paper, Co. until his retirement in 2007.

    Family and music were Steve's passions in life. As a husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend to all, Steve cherished the simple pleasures of life. The backyard was Steve's "Up North". He was happiest with a can of Mountain Dew in hand while listening to his stereo on the backyard patio with family and friends. His love for music began in high school as a member of Soul Singers and continued as a member of the St. John Folk Choir. Steve always had a song in his heart and the ability to share his love through singing. Even during his battle with cancer, Steve inspired those who knew him with his humor, faith, and courage.

    Steve is survived by his wife of 34 years, Debbie; children: Mike (Jessie) Hartjes, Nikki (Dylan) Esterling, and Rachel (Joe Cabelka) Hartjes; 4 grandchildren: Macy, Callahan, and Hamilton Hartjes and Natalie Esterling; mother Grace Hartjes; brothers and sisters: Pat (Pete) Litersky, Amy De Bruin, Tim (Joanie) Hartjes, Greg (Karen) Hartjes, Gary Hartjes, and Beth (Steve) McAuley; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Al (Peg) Van Asten, Donna (Russ) Brittnacher, Lee Van Asten, Bonnie Hopfensperger, Keith (Barb) Van Asten, and Paul Fredrick. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

    Steve was preceded in death by his parents; his father- and mother-in-law: Cyrus and Jeanne Van Asten; and his sister- and brother-in-law: Vickie Fredrick and Greg Hopfensperger.

    Visitation will be held Monday October 24, 2011 at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 S. Pine St. Little Chute) beginning at 1:00 p.m. until the time of Mass at 5:00 p.m. For on-line condolences, please visit www.oconnellfh.com . In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.

    Steve's family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology, Affinity Radiology, and ThedaCare at Home for their kindness and compassion. They would also like to thank family, friends, and the parish community for the support they provided during Steve's battle with cancer.

    Steve was someone who, when faced with adversity, fought back with courage and dignity and yet always managed to keep a smile on his face. He will be forever loved, and his memory will live on in our hearts.

    O'CONNELL

    FUNERAL HOME

    201 E. Main Street

    Little Chute 788-6237.
  • Graduation: He graduated from Little Chute High School in 1974.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Amy Patricia Hartjes

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Parents

Family 1: Mark Schuman

Stan Anderson

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Family: Cindy Keene

Clara Marie Litersky

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Peter Litersky

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Debbie Ann VanAsten

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Michael Steven Hartjes

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena