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George V Barron

M, b. September 16, 1926, d. October 31, 2007

Biography

  • Birth: George V Barron was born on September 16, 1926 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Betty Biese were married on October 23, 1948 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: George V Barron died on October 31, 2007, at age 81.
  • Note: November 1, 2007

    Barron, George V. George V. Barron, 81, Green Bay, died early Wednesday morning, Oct. 31, 2007, at a local nursing home. Born Sept. 16, 1926, in Green Bay, he was the son of the late Atwood and Anastasia (DeMan) Barron. He was a graduate of West High School. George served in the United States Army, 727 Ordnance Company during World War II, serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. After returning home, he married the former Betty Marie Biese on Oct. 23, 1948, in Green Bay. She preceded him in death on March 9, 1983, in Fargo, N.D. George worked for Fairmont Foods for five years and spent the remaining 37 years of his working years at Fort Howard Paper Mill. In the 1940's and 50's, he played in a number of local dance bands. George was a proud member of the American Legion Sullivan-Wallen Post #11 for over 50 years and a member of the Fort Howard Key Club. He is survived by five children and spouses, William and Linda Barron, Austin, Texas; Paul Barron, Mukilteo, Wash.; Margaret and David Crockett, Houston, Texas; Thomas and Mary Barron, High Point, N.C.; Ann and Scott Martell, Maribel, Wis.; 15 grandchildren, Laura, Chrissy and Elizabeth Barron, all of Austin, Texas; Sara, Jeff, Elizabeth and Joseph Barron, all of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Angel, Kimberly, and Courtney Crockett, all of Houston, Texas; Kayla, Abby and Alex Barron, all of High Point, N.C.; Eric and Michael Martell, Maribel, Wis.; one sister, Barbara Barron, Green Bay. Private services were held at MALCORE (EAST) Funeral Home. George's family extends a very special thank you to the caring staffs of Bellin Hospital, Bornemann Nursing Home, and Unity Hospice. Please visit malcorefuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the family.

William Henry Barron

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Laura Ann Barron

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Christina Ellen Barron

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Paul Kenneth Barron

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Ralph V Braun

M, b. June 8, 1924, d. August 14, 2016

Biography

  • Birth: Ralph V Braun was born on June 8, 1924 in Fort Wayne, Allen Co, Indiana.
  • Marriage: He was married on February 15, 1950 in Sylacauga, Talladega Co, Alabama.
  • Death: He died on August 14, 2016, at age 92.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Menasha, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Ralph V. Braun, age 92, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2016. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the only child of the late Albert and Esther (Saffen) Braun. Ralph received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1945 from Purdue University. Upon graduation, Ralph began a long and productive career as a Chemical Engineer with Kimberly Clark.

    Ralph met Mary Vanden Hogen, the love of his life, while serving as a chemist in the Kimberly Mill. They were married in Sylacauga, Alabama on February 11, 1950 and moved to Neenah in 1955. Ralph developed a number of products which helped the company rise to prominence in the areas of medical and consumer products. Ralph was awarded fourteen patents while working for Kimberly Clark, and received the Ernst Mahler award in 1983 in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in research and engineering.

    Ralph was a voracious reader, played volleyball, was skilled in woodworking and jewelry design, built telescopes, sang in a Barbershop Quartet and was active in the Knights of Columbus. Ralph was the quintessential Renaissance man with an insatiable curiosity and famous quick, dry wit, but first and foremost, he was a true gentleman, an adoring husband and loving father of four daughters. He will be missed dearly.

    Ralph is survived by Mary Braun, his loving wife of over sixty-six years; his four daughters, Pamela, Penny, Patricia and Paula, ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

    The funeral liturgy will be held on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1810 N. McDonald Street in Appleton. Visitation will take place the night before on Thursday, August 18, 2016 starting at 4:00 p.m. until the time of the prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior Street in Appleton. Visitation will continue on Friday starting at 10:00 a.m. until the service at with the Rev. James Vanden Hogen officiating. Inurnment will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Menasha at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Ralph's name. Online condolences can be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.

Mary W VandenHogen

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Sara Beth Barron

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Jeffrey Paul Barron

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Elizabeth Marie Barron

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Joseph Robert Barron

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Margaret Mary Barron

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Kimberly Marie Crockett

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Courtney Austin Crockett

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Thomas George Barron

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Family: Mary Randall

Mary Randall

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Ann Marie Barron

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Arnold J Biese

M, b. October 11, 1902, d. November 24, 1982

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Biography

  • Birth: Arnold J Biese was born on October 11, 1902 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 24, 1982, at age 80, in Laguna Beach, Orange Co, California.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Sylvester Biese

M, b. December 5, 1904, d. September 26, 1924

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Biography

  • Birth: Sylvester Biese was born on December 5, 1904 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on September 26, 1924, at age 19, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Helen Anna (Sister Margaret Marie) Biese

F, b. April 23, 1911, d. March 21, 1999

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Biography

  • Birth: Helen Anna (Sister Margaret Marie) Biese was born on April 23, 1911 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 21, 1999, at age 87, in Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Family Convent Cemetery, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
  • Occupation: She was a Manitowoc Franciscan Sister.
  • Note: SR. MARGARET MARIE BIESE Obituary, Herald Times Reporter, Mon. March 22, 1999 Sister Margaret Marie Biese Sister Margaret Marie Biese, age 87, a Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity of Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, died Sunday, March 21, 1999 at the Holy Family Convent. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at Holy Family Convent Chapel. Officiating at the mass of Christian burial will be Rev. Liguori Mierzwiak, O.F.M., with burial to follow at Holy Family Convent Cemetery, Manitowoc. She was born on April 23, 1911 in Kaukauna, daughter of the late Peter and Margaret Salm Biese. The former Helen Biese entered the convent in 1926 and professed her vows in 1929. Sister Margaret Marie served as a homemaker at St. Alphonsus, New Munster; St. Peter, Ashton; Catholic Memorial Waukesha; Sacred Heart Seminary, Oneida; St. Agnes, Green Bay; St. Anthony, Neopit; Ozanam Home, New Berlin; St. Pius X, Appleton; Holy Family Conservatory, Manitowoc; St. Joseph Home, St. Joseph Hospital and Guardian Angels, West Point, Neb.; Sacred Heart, Ayrshire, Iowa; St. Francis Xavier, Petoskey, Mich.; Marist Seminary, Washington, D.C.; Catholic Central, Steubenville, Ohio; and St. John Boarding School. Komatke, Ariz. She retired to the motherhouse in 1990 and has been a resident of St. Rita Health Facilities since 1998. Survivors include the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. She is further survived by nieces nephews, other relatives and friends. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 22, 1999 at Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting with the funeral arrangements.

Maria Biese

F, b. September 13, 1858, d. December 16, 1942

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Family: George B VanderHeiden (b. May 26, 1853, d. May 4, 1926)

Biography

  • Birth: Maria Biese was born on September 13, 1858 in Town of Lima, Sheboygan Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and George B VanderHeiden were married on January 13, 1880 in St Francis Church, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Maria Biese died on December 16, 1942, at age 84, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Obit. Kaukauna Times 12-18-1942 Mrs. Mary Vanderheiden, aged 84 years, 210 East Division street, died at St. Elizabeth hospit al, Appleton, at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon following a two week illness. She had suffered a br oken hip in a fall. The deceased was born in Sheboygan Falls on Sept. 3, 1858, Mary Biese was the daughter of Hen ry Biese who was married to George Vanderheiden in 1879. Mr. and Mrs. Vanderheiden came to Ka ukauna in 1911 and have resided here since. Her husband passed away in 1925. Mrs. Vanderheiden was a member of Holy Cross Catholic church and the Christian Mothers societ y of the church. Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Catherine Van Lanen and Mrs. Nellie Nackers, Wrightstown , Mrs. Ann Van Vreede, Mrs. Nettie Wagner and Mrs. Gertrude Faegan of Kaukauna, three sons He nry of the town of Lawrence, Peter, route 2 and George, Kaukauna; one brother Peter Biese, Ka ukauna; one sister, Mrs. Henry Peters, Rudolph; 40 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. The body is at Fargo Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited at 8 o' clock this evening . Funeral services will be held at Fargo's at 9:30 Saturday morning and at Holy Cross churc h at 10 o'clock The Rev. Peter J. Grosnick will officiate and interment will be in the paris h cemetery.

George B VanderHeiden

M, b. May 26, 1853, d. May 4, 1926

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Family: Maria Biese (b. September 13, 1858, d. December 16, 1942)

Biography

  • Birth: George B VanderHeiden was born on May 26, 1853 in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Maria Biese were married on January 13, 1880 in St Francis Church, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Death: George B VanderHeiden died on May 4, 1926, at age 72, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Obit. Kaukauna Times 5-6-1926 Funeral services for George Vander Heiden, age 74, who died at his home at 210 Divison stree t here last Wednesday morning was held at the Holy Cross church last Saturday morning at 9:30 . A requiem high mass was said by the Msgr. P. J. Lochman. Interment was in Holy Cross cemete ry. Pall bearers were Francois Biese, Alois Biese, C. Eimmermann, and Henry Coonen, all nephe ws. Mr. Vander Heiden was born at West Holland May 26, 1852, and lived on a farm in that communit y until 1912, when, with his family he moved to Kaukauna, living where the present Kaukauna g reen house is located. Four years ago he moved to the home on Division street, where he died . The deceased was well-known and greatly respected in this section of the state and beside s his immediate relatives he leaves a great many friends who morn his loss. Survivors are his widow, four sons, Henry of West De Pere, Theodore of Wrightstown, Peter o f the Town of Kaukauna and George, Kaukauna; five daughters, Mrs. Albert Van Vreede, Town o f Kaukauna, Mrs. Frank Van Lanen and Mrs. William Nackers of Wrightstown, Mrs. R. Faegen, an d Mrs. Charles Wagner of this city; and one brother, Peter of Green Bay.
  • Note: Kaukauna Times
    March 12, 1925
    Old Settler Reviews Past
    Born in Hollandtown and Lived on the Same Farm for Sixty Years
    One of the most interesting men it has ever been our pleasure to talk to and a citizen whom Kaukauna can be proud to call its own is the title which may be justly claimed by George Vanderheiden Sr., 210 Division street. It was our pleasant duty to be assigned to the duty of interviewing Mr. Vanderheiden and to say that we enjoyed our hour's visit with the gentleman is putting it mildly. Seventy-three yeas of age and with a mind as clear as a lad of eighteen makes it possible for Mr. Vanderheiden to recall incidents spanning a stretch of sixty-five years and the gentleman also possesses the knack of holding his listener's interest.
    Upon being told that in view of the fact that he was one of the oldest settlers in this part of the country the Legion Edition desired a sketch of his life Mr. Vanderheiden very gladly consented and began as follows: "I was born on May 26, 1852, in what is now Hollandtown and spent my entire life, until I came to Kaukauna thirteen years ago, on the same farm which was my birthplace. My father came to this country in 1850 from the province of North Braband, Holland, and was at the time a married man with six children. I was the youngest son and was born two years after my father came to claim this new and then wild country as his home.
    "Schooling I had very little, in fact there were no schools near Hollandtown until about the time when I reached by ninth birthday when the first public school was erected, with a Mr. Mike Finerty as the first teacher.
    "Perhaps, either because the people of the district were too poor to do otherwise the school term was limited to four months in the winter at which between fifteen and twenty pupils registered. The first school was of course a log building, logs unhewed, and the inside of the building was sheated with lumber. As I mentioned before the first teacher was a Mr. Finerty but a lady teacher, a Miss Eliza Plunkett, was later engaged. My brother, Peter, who is the only brother of mine living, and is at present at Green Bay, and I attended the school.
    "I lived on the same farm, as I told you before, sixty years or until the time when I came to Kaukauna. The old farm or homestead consisted of one hundred and sixty acres cut through by a main road, 72 acres of the total acreage of the farm being on the east side of the road. Father sold eight acres of the land east of the road and on this land it was where the present village of Hollandtown was started. A Mr. Van Vreede started the first blacksmith shop and he was followed in the business by Mr. Van Lieshout, local car dealer's dad. Later on a wagon maker, a Mr. Gerrits by name, began operations and some time later the first general store was opened up. A Tom Fox built a saloon but gave up the business after a time and then in the building was housed Hollandtown's first postoffice. The mail was brought to Wrightstown on the old C. & N. W. and was carried once a week to our little postoffice.
    "The old C. & N. W. railroad at that time extended only as far north as Green Bay but in the winter of 1871-72 was built as far as Oconto.
    "As a youngster I always did a lot of walking and when I later reached the working age I walked, in search of employment in the lumber camps, as far north as Menominee and even further. On Sunday night, October 10th, Peshtigo, then the lumbering center, was burned to the ground. Chicago, by the way, was also burned the same night. A young man, whom father had working for him, and I walked to Peshtigo to see the ruins, arriving in the town on Tuesday. We remained there ten days helping to clear up the ruins and rendering aid wherever possible. Only one building remained through the ravages of the fire, this structure being a frame building located in the market place. This house or store, or whatever it was, was on posts and while the fire burned the sawdust which covered the ground underneath it, did no damage to the structure other than scorch it badly. We slept in the building during our stay in Peshtigo. So intense was the heat of the fire that the logs in the booms were burned flat to the water's surface. From Peshtigo we walked north in an effort to find the end of the burned area but gave it up after waling 90 miles along the Menominee river beyond Menominee. We walked through wilderness and the highest trees that we saw had not escaped the ravages of the flames. We stopped, during our walk at lumber camps at night and were given food and an assigned to a bunk for the night. Very good treatment was accorded to us all along the way.
    We came back to Oconto and hired our for work at a lumber camp and were forced to walk another 58 miles to reach the place of employment. We worked there that winter and in the spring after reaching Oconto on foot we were able to ride back to Wrightstown, the C. & N. W. having as I mentioned above, been extended that winter. The fares were, of course, very high. 5 cents a mile being the charge. I have always enjoyed walking, thought nothing of traveling long distanced on foot and more than once hoofed my way home and kept for spending money that cash which I would have otherwise have spent for fare, for riding.
    "Frank Hagemeister, who was the first member of the Hagemeister Company, at one time had several meat markets in Green Bay. I worked for him for seven years. Mr. Hagemeister bought cattle and one or twice a week would come to Hollandtown for that purpose. He also bought cattle southward toward Sherwood, Brotherstown, New Holstein being his stopping point southward. My brother and I would accompany him on these trips. On the way toward New Holstein Mr. Hagemeister bought cattle and it was our duty to pick up and drive back those droves of stock. We thought nothing of making this trip then driving the stock to Green Bay where our employer had his stockyards and farm. After having dinner we were given fate with which to pay our way back to Wrightstown. Instead we pocketed the money and hoofed our way back to De Pere. There we would stop at a combination restaurant and saloon where after refreshing ourselves with beer or whiskey at the small sum of three cents a glass walked back to Wrightstown and then back to our home in Hollandtown. We also drove cattle once or twice a week to Appleton for a cattle buyer by the name of Peterson and we thought nothing of making that trip in a day.
    "Coming back again to my earlier days at Hollandtown. The Rev. Father Vanden Broek first celebrated Mass in the little log church in the village. Fr. Vanden Broek was located at Little Chute but after celebrating services in that village on a Sunday morning would start for our church on foot and on arrival would celebrate mass for the faithful fathered there. Following the first named Reverend the Rev. Father Spierings was assigned the our congregation then the Rev. Fathers Hentz, Luitclaar, DeGoey, LaMege, DeLau, Fakken, Vandenelsen, Van Houtigan and the present Father Van Oeffel."
    "I was married, the Rev. Father Fakken performing the ceremony, to Mary Biese at Hollandtown on January 13, 1880. Our marriage was blessed with nine children, four boys and five girls."