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Gerhard Alex Endries

M, b. November 15, 1890, d. August 9, 1952

Parents

  • Father: John Endries (b. January 11, 1860, d. September 18, 1938)
  • Mother: Mary Gellings (b. April 16, 1869, d. May 15, 1951)

Family: Helena Knier (b. September 28, 1889, d. October 23, 1964)

Biography

  • Birth: Gerhard Alex Endries was born on November 15, 1890 in St Nazianz, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Helena Knier were married on January 9, 1914.
  • Death: Gerhard Alex Endries died on August 9, 1952, at age 61, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Frank Kneir

M, b. circa 1881

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Frank Kneir was born circa 1881.

John Kneir

M, b. circa 1882

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: John Kneir was born circa 1882.

Phillipina Schaffer

F, b. September 23, 1870, d. June 8, 1896

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Phillipina Schaffer was born on September 23, 1870 in Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on June 8, 1896, at age 25.

Ernestina Schaffer

F, b. May 13, 1868, d. September 6, 1924

Parents

Family: William Uerling (b. November 28, 1866, d. June 9, 1943)

Biography

  • Birth: Ernestina Schaffer was born on May 13, 1868.
  • Marriage: She and William Uerling were married on November 22, 1892 in St John, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ernestina Schaffer died on September 6, 1924, at age 56, in Colby, Clark Co, Wisconsin.

William Uerling

M, b. November 28, 1866, d. June 9, 1943

Family: Ernestina Schaffer (b. May 13, 1868, d. September 6, 1924)

Biography

  • Birth: William Uerling was born on November 28, 1866 in Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Ernestina Schaffer were married on November 22, 1892 in St John, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: William Uerling died on June 9, 1943, at age 76, in Colby, Clark Co, Wisconsin.

Theodore Schaffer

M, b. November 29, 1872, d. June 2, 1937

Parents

Family: Margaret Baer (b. September 27, 1876)

Biography

  • Birth: Theodore Schaffer was born on November 29, 1872 in Rantoul, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Baer were married on June 28, 1899.
  • Death: Theodore Schaffer died on June 2, 1937, at age 64.

Margaret Baer

F, b. September 27, 1876

Family: Theodore Schaffer (b. November 29, 1872, d. June 2, 1937)

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret Baer was born on September 27, 1876 in Brillion, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Theodore Schaffer were married on June 28, 1899.

Nicholas Schaffer

M, b. August 12, 1875, d. June 14, 1967

Parents

Family: Mary Caper (b. November 22, 1885)

Biography

  • Birth: Nicholas Schaffer was born on August 12, 1875 in Rantoul, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 14, 1967, at age 91.

Mary Caper

F, b. November 22, 1885

Family: Nicholas Schaffer (b. August 12, 1875, d. June 14, 1967)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Caper was born on November 22, 1885.

Helen Schaffer

F, b. December 3, 1879, d. December 1, 1965

Parents

Family: Hugo Jacob Geyso (b. October 7, 1877, d. June 4, 1950)

Biography

  • Birth: Helen Schaffer was born on December 3, 1879.
  • Marriage: She and Hugo Jacob Geyso were married in March 1902.
  • Death: Helen Schaffer died on December 1, 1965, at age 85, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Hugo Jacob Geyso

M, b. October 7, 1877, d. June 4, 1950

Parents

Family: Helen Schaffer (b. December 3, 1879, d. December 1, 1965)

Biography

  • Birth: Hugo Jacob Geyso was born on October 7, 1877 in Rantoul, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Helen Schaffer were married in March 1902.
  • Death: Hugo Jacob Geyso died on June 4, 1950, at age 72.

Jacob Schaffer

M, b. May 5, 1882, d. December 3, 1969

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Jacob Schaffer was born on May 5, 1882 in Rantoul, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on December 3, 1969, at age 87, in Alberta, Canada.

Andrew Bernard Schaffer

M, b. August 8, 1885, d. August 21, 1965

Parents

Family: Laura Knepfel (b. January 6, 1887, d. June 3, 1971)

Biography

  • Birth: Andrew Bernard Schaffer was born on August 8, 1885.
  • Marriage: He and Laura Knepfel were married in 1911.
  • Death: Andrew Bernard Schaffer died on August 21, 1965, at age 80, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Laura Knepfel

F, b. January 6, 1887, d. June 3, 1971

Family: Andrew Bernard Schaffer (b. August 8, 1885, d. August 21, 1965)

Biography

  • Birth: Laura Knepfel was born on January 6, 1887.
  • Marriage: She and Andrew Bernard Schaffer were married in 1911.
  • Death: Laura Knepfel died on June 3, 1971, at age 84.

Theresa Anna Schaffer

F, b. February 8, 1903, d. February 7, 2008

Parents

  • Father: Mathias Schaffer (b. September 18, 1877, d. December 19, 1946)
  • Mother: Mary Knier (b. March 25, 1880, d. September 26, 1958)

Family: Delbert Milton Oetzel (b. December 6, 1904, d. June 26, 1981)

Biography

  • Birth: Theresa Anna Schaffer was born on February 8, 1903 in Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Delbert Milton Oetzel were married on February 6, 1926 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Theresa Anna Schaffer died on February 7, 2008, at age 104, in Madison, Dane Co, Wisconsin.

Joseph Matthew Schaffer

M, b. February 2, 1906, d. October 11, 1973

Parents

  • Father: Mathias Schaffer (b. September 18, 1877, d. December 19, 1946)
  • Mother: Mary Knier (b. March 25, 1880, d. September 26, 1958)

Family: Minna Hermina Matilda Kreklow (b. February 16, 1908, d. August 7, 1972)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Matthew Schaffer was born on February 2, 1906 in Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Minna Hermina Matilda Kreklow were married on June 4, 1927 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Joseph Matthew Schaffer died on October 11, 1973, at age 67, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Ronald G Moderson

M, b. March 25, 1933, d. October 1, 2017

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Ronald G Moderson was born on March 25, 1933 in Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married in 1958.
  • Death: He died on October 1, 2017, at age 84.
  • Note: Ronald G. Moderson, 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 1, 2017 at Cherry Meadows Hospice facility in Appleton. He was born to the late Paul and Irene (Bartman) Moderson on March 25, 1933 in Kimberly, WI. He attended Kimberly High School and graduated from Fox Valley Technical College. He worked for Kimberly Clark Corporation for over 30 years as a Design Engineer. He married the love of his life Janice (Schink) in 1958. They celebrated 59 years together this past June. Ron loved playing his trumpet in many bands over the years. He sang in church and barbershop choirs. He enjoyed woodworking and could always be seen with a pencil in his pocket. He and his family enjoyed camping at Vista Royalle Campground for over 20 years. Ron was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and played softball. Most of all, his family and grandchildren (Nick and Gabby) were his pride and joy.

    Ron is survived by his wife Janice, three children; Chris (Allison) Moderson, Janine Moderson, and Melissa (Rodney) Larson, two grandchildren; Nicholas and Gabrianne Larson, his sister Marlene Van Roy, his sister-in-law Dorothy Moderson, and many nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Merlin "Butch" Moderson, his sister Shirley Hale, and his brothers-in-law Don Hale and Adrian Van Roy Sr.

    Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017 at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1617 W. Pine St., Appleton with Fr. Dennis Ryan officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:00am.

    The Moderson family extends a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Cherry Meadows and Molly and Mary of Thedacare Hospice at Home services.

John Nytes

M, b. circa 1870

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: John Nytes was born circa 1870.

Joseph Theodore Nytes

M, b. January 11, 1879, d. December 1968

Parents

Family: Katherine Koene (b. February 1880, d. 1938)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Theodore Nytes was born on January 11, 1879 in Town of Wilson, Sheboygan Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died in December 1968, at age 89, in Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan Co, Wisconsin.

Emmett Goffard

M, b. March 24, 1912, d. November 15, 1987

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Emmett Goffard was born on March 24, 1912 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 15, 1987, at age 75, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Silverius Goffard

M, b. 1919, d. August 1968

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Silverius Goffard was born in 1919 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died in August 1968, at age ~49, in Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois.

Adelia (Sister) Goffard

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Parents

Mary Goffard

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Parents

Ferdinand Leonard Joseph Goffard

M, b. November 18, 1836, d. September 8, 1899

Family 1: Julia Elizabeth Frederickson (b. September 10, 1844, d. April 14, 1882)

Family 2: Pelagie Belle (b. December 31, 1851, d. May 25, 1925)

Biography

  • Birth: Ferdinand Leonard Joseph Goffard was born on November 18, 1836 in Thisnes, Liege, Belgium.
  • Marriage: He and Julia Elizabeth Frederickson were married on March 9, 1861 in Iowa.
  • Marriage: Ferdinand Leonard Joseph Goffard and Pelagie Belle were married on September 24, 1882 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ferdinand Leonard Joseph Goffard died on September 8, 1899, at age 62, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Excerpt from Commemorative Biographical Record of the Fox River Valley Counties of Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago by J H Beers Co publishers 1900 Chicago, IL.

    Ferdinand Goffart, justice of the peace, and one of the most extensive farmers of De Pere township, Brown county, was born November 18, 1836, in Belgium, son of Peter J. Goffart. The latter was a gardener and store-keeper, and also followed
    the business of dyer, besides various other occupations. He had eight children---five sons and three daughters---of whom Ferdinand is the second child and eldest son.

    Our subject first attended the village schools, and then for two years went to a graded school, receiving a very fair education, all in French. It was the intention of his parents to educate him for professional life, but, his father dying
    when he was sixteen years old, he was obliged to leave school and assist in the support of the family. Concluding he could better his condition by coming to the United State, he bade farewell to his home and friends, and in the spring of 1857
    sailed from Antwerp on the 'John Elliot', landing at New York after a voyage of fifty-six days. His destination was Green Bay, Wis., and thither he proceeded from New York by rail and water, arriving August 8. The first work he did in the
    New World was on a piece of land in the town of Scott, Brown Co., Wis., which he abandoned after some time, and hard work, and later he went to Bay Settlement; proceedin to Red River township, Kewaunee county, he prospected for land; but not
    being satisfied, he returned to Green Bay. In the following spring (1858) he came to De Pere township, Brown county, and here purchased about one hundred acres of land, paying therefor eleven hundred dollars. On this tract he erected a
    round-log house, 14 x 16, which was the first building on the place, and the only other house between it and De Pere. He immediately set to work to clear up the land, which was densely covered with timber, principally beech and maple, but he
    also found some pine, black birch, elm and ash trees; on one part of the land was a heavy growth of 'sugar bush'. After much hard work he succeeded in clearing space enough to put in a crop, the first being rye, and as the years passed the
    entire tract gradually became a well-cultivated farm. In June, 1858, Mr. Goffart's widowed mother had come hither, bringing the remainder of the family, but the greater part of the responsibility rested on Ferdinand. She died in Rockland
    township, Brown county, in 1888 and was buried in De Pere cemetery.

    On March 9, 1861, Ferdinand Goffart was united in marriage in Fremont county, Iowa, with Miss Julia E. Frederickson, who was born in Burlington, Racine county, Wis., and to this union were born twelve children, eight of whom are now living,
    viz.: Sylvester, a resident of the State of Washington; Mary C., now Mrs. Oscar Barkman, of St. Paul, Minn.; Adaline, a Sister in the convent at Detroit; Noah, residing in the State of Washington; Isabella, Sister in the convent at Chicago,
    Ill.; Sedonia, at home; and Emily and Julia, both of Detroit, Mich. Those deceased are Christiana, Charlotte S., Mary S. and Francis B. The mother of these died in 1882, and was buried in De Pere cemetery. On September 24, 1882, Mr. Goffart
    was married in De Pere, for his second wife, to Pelagie Bell, who was born December 31, 1851, in Belgium, daughter of Remy Bell, and came to the United States in 1865. To this marriage were born children as follows: Victor B. (deceased),
    Rachel, Isaac, Rebecca, Moses, Zipporah (deceased), and Aaron. Immediately after his marriage to Julia Frederickson, Mr. Goffart went to South Dakota and took up a homestead at Elk Point, on the Missouri river, where he remained for nearly two
    years. He then removed to Iowa City, Iowa, and while there enlisted, on August 9, 1862, in Company G, Twenty-second Iowa V. I., for three years. He served to the close of the war, and was discharged in July, 1865, in Savannah, Ga., being
    mustered out at Davenport, Iowa, and during his entire service he was never on the sick list, and was never wounded. Upon his return home from the army he went back to Dakota, and thence, after a residence of two years more, removed to
    Detroit, Mich., and for one summer acted as superintendent of a farm near that city. Then, in 1868, he came to his present farm in De Pere township, Brown Co., Wis., which at that time was in a totally unimproved condition, and here he has
    ever made his home. He now owns 225 acres of excellent land, and is one of the most extensive agriculturists of his section. He has labored much and endured many hardships in the clearing and subduing of his land, and during his residence
    here he has seen the entire surrounding country transformed from a wilderness into fertile farms. He and his estimable wife are now about to live a retired life. During his service in the Civil war Mr. Goffart saw a great deal of the South;
    he is a well-read man and an observer, and is possessed of no small stock of general information. During the war he was a Republican, but he has since been a member of the Democratic party, and is a strong supporter of its principles, always
    voting that ticket in State and National elections, but in township and county affairs he exercises his franchise according to the dictates of his own conscience. He has been elected to various offices in his township, has been member of the
    school board, clerk of same, and is at present serving as justice of the peace, an office he has held with eminent satisfaction to all for the past fifteen years. He and his wife are members of the Catholic Church.

    Personal notes regarding the biography.....

    1. Henry, his first son, is not mentioned.