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Joseph Nathaniel Baldwin

M, b. May 9, 1878, d. April 5, 1965

Parents

Family: Martha Emma Fetzer (b. March 16, 1898, d. July 1, 1991)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Nathaniel Baldwin was born on May 9, 1878 in Symco, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on April 5, 1965, at age 86, in New London, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: FUNERAL SERVICES TODAY FOR JOSEPH BALDWIN

    Funeral services for Joseph Baldwin, 86, retired farmer, Symco, will be held 2 p.m. today, Thursday, at the Methodist Church, in Manawa, by the Rev. Margaret Wilkinsen, of Iola. Interment will be in Symco Cemetery. Friends may call at Booth Funeral Home until noon today and then at the church from 1 p.m., to time of services.

    Mr. Baldwin, died 6:05 p.m., Monday, April 5th, at Community Hospital, New London, following an illness of one week.

    He was born May 9, 1878, in the Town of Union, and has been a resident of Symco, the past 50 years.

    Survivors are his wife, Martha; 5 sons, Elton [Alton], Minneapolis, Minn., Evan and Kenneth, Milwaukee; James, Vanderburg AFB, California, and Glenn, K.O. AFB, Sawyer, Michigan.

    Three daughters, Ethel, Mrs. Louis Paukner, Waukegan, Illinois, Norma, Mrs. Alvin Schneiderwendt, Ontario, California, Gloria, Mrs. Raymond Brede, Green Bay; two brothers, Homer, Waupaca, Willard, Symco; one sister, Alice Caldwell, Columbia Station, Ohio; 19 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Martha Emma Fetzer

F, b. March 16, 1898, d. July 1, 1991

Family: Joseph Nathaniel Baldwin (b. May 9, 1878, d. April 5, 1965)

Biography

  • Birth: Martha Emma Fetzer was born on March 16, 1898 in Symco, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on July 1, 1991, at age 93, in Manawa, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: MARTHA (FIETZER) BALDWIN
    Martha (Fietzer) Baldwin, 93, of Symco died Monday July 1, 1991, at the Manawa Community Nursing Center.
    She was born March 16, 1898 in the town of Union, the daughter of Rudolph and Hulda Fietzer.
    She married Joseph N. Baldwin on Nov. 27, 1918. He preceded her in death April 5 1965.
    Martha and her husband resided in the Town of Union all their lives. She was a life member of St. Mark Lutheran Church.
    She is survived by three daughters: Ethel Paukner, Symco, Norma (Alvin) Schneiderwent, Calif.; Gloria La Fortune, Florida, five sons: Alton (Phyllis), Minn.; Evan (Dorothy), Ogdensburg; James, California; Kenneth (Connie), Saukville, Glenn (Sandra), S.D.; 24 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild, other relatives and friends.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, five sisters and a brother.
    Funeral service was on Wednesday July 3 at St. Mark Lutheran Church Symco with Pastor John Schmidt officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Symco.

Louisa Belcuer

F, b. April 29, 1867, d. November 14, 1937

Family: Oscar Frank Baldwin (b. January 14, 1850, d. February 1, 1928)

Biography

  • Birth: Louisa Belcuer was born on April 29, 1867 in Germany.
  • Marriage: She and Oscar Frank Baldwin were married on March 21, 1890.
  • Death: Louisa Belcuer died on November 14, 1937, at age 70, in Symco, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: DEATH TAKES MRS. OSCAR F. BALDWIN

    Resident Of Town Of Union For Over 40 Years Dies At Home Of Son In Symco

    Mrs. Oscar Baldwin, 70, died at the home of her son, Willard Baldwin in Symco, Sunday evening, November 14, after a week's illness following a paralytic stroke. Louise Belzner, daughter of Christian and Louise Belzner, was born in Dardingen, Germany, April 29, 1867. She came to America with her family at the age of 14 years.

    She spent nine years in Ohio before her marriage to Oscar Baldwin at Weyauwega on March 21, 1890. After a year in Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin came to Symco where they resided on the same farm for over forty years. Mr. Baldwin died in January 1928. Much of the time during the past five years, Mrs. Baldwin lived with her son, Earl, in Appleton.

    Survivors are two sons, Willard of Symco and Earl of Appleton, four step-children, Mrs. Annie Wooley of Gurnee, Ill., Mrs. Alice Caldwell of Cleveland, Ohio, Homer Baldwin of Manawa, and Joe Baldwin of Symco, 24 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, four sisters and three brothers.

    Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the home at 1:30 o'clock and from St. Mark's Ev. Lutheran church in Symco at two o'clock, with the Rev. G.H. Kitzmann in charge. Interment was in the Symco cemetery. Bearers were two sons, Willard and Earl Baldwin, two step-sons, Homer and Joe Baldwin, and two grandsons, Earl Baldwin of Manawa and Wm. Hardy of Appleton.

Willard Oscar Baldwin

M, b. February 11, 1891, d. March 26, 1971

Parents

Family 1: Helena Wilhelmine Starcheska (b. June 21, 1895, d. May 24, 1917)

Family 2: Agnes Paronto (b. November 8, 1896, d. December 1, 1966)

Biography

  • Birth: Willard Oscar Baldwin was born on February 11, 1891 in Symco, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 26, 1971, at age 80, in New London, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Helena Wilhelmine Starcheska

F, b. June 21, 1895, d. May 24, 1917

Family: Willard Oscar Baldwin (b. February 11, 1891, d. March 26, 1971)

Biography

  • Birth: Helena Wilhelmine Starcheska was born on June 21, 1895 in Symco, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on May 24, 1917, at age 21, in Symco, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mrs. Lena Baldwin, nee Starchaska, beloved wife of Willard O. Baldwin, of Symco, died last Thursday evening at 9 o'clock. Her funeral took place on Monday forenoon and the attendance was one of the largest that ever could be remembered by the people of our town. She had many friends not only in our congregation but wherever she was known. They all will say with a deep and painful feeling of their loss: One less here among us, for she was a friend whose presence was joy and whose going away cannot be unheeded. All who knew her were impressed with the sweetness of her disposition, with her modesty and her cheerful and amiable manner. The secret of this is declared by the memorial verse which she had received on her confirmation day. She was led, as the apostle says, by the spirit of God for she was a child of God and could cry: Abba, Father! Rev. Treff spoke in his address about the words of the Savior with which He comforted his sorrow-stricken disciples: I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

    One less at home!
    The loved circle broken; a dear face
    Missed day by day from its accustomed place;
    But cleansed and saved and perfected by grace,
    One more in heaven!

    One less on earth,
    It's pain, it's sorrow, and it's toil to share,
    One less the pilgrim's daily cross to bear;
    One more the crown of ransomed souls to wear
    At home in heaven!

Agnes Paronto

F, b. November 8, 1896, d. December 1, 1966

Family: Willard Oscar Baldwin (b. February 11, 1891, d. March 26, 1971)

Biography

  • Birth: Agnes Paronto was born on November 8, 1896 in Manawa, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on December 1, 1966, at age 70, in Clintonville, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: AGNES BALDWIN

    Mrs. Willard Baldwin, (Agnes) died at the Green Tree Nursing Home, Clintonville, Thursday, December 1, after an illness of eighteen months.

    Mrs. Baldwin was born in Manawa, November 8, 1896.

    She is survived by her husband Willard, Symco, a brother Frank, Appleton; three sons, Allen, Symco, Donald, Appleton, and Gerold, Milwaukee; one daughter, Jean, Mrs. Tom Zellmer, Manawa and twenty-two grandchildren.

    Services were held Monday, December 5, at Sacred Heart Church, Manawa. Reverend G.J. Ilk conducted the services.

    Interment was at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Donald Oscar Baldwin

M, b. April 1, 1929, d. November 21, 1984

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Donald Oscar Baldwin was born on April 1, 1929 in Waupaca, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 21, 1984, at age 55, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Donald O. Baldwin

    Donald O. Baldwin, 55, of 733 E. Eldorado Street, Appleton, Wisconsin, died suddenly Wednesday morning, November 21, 1984 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.

    Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 24th at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Appleton, with Father Bob Malloy officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.

    Mr. Baldwin was born April 1, 1929 in Symco. He spent his childhood in Symco and moved to Appleton where he worked as a finish carpenter. He loved and was very active in his home parish of St. Jospeh Catholic Church.

    Mr. Baldwin was employed by Nordon Partitions, Appleton.

    Survivors include his wife, Joyce (Buttolph) Baldwin; his mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lee (Lucille) Buttolph of New London; four daughters and a son-in-law, Beth and Kurt Dietzen, Appleton, and Katie, Lucy and Audrey Baldwin, all of Appleton; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeff and Sue Baldwin, Appleton, Mark and Matt, both of Appleton; two brothers, Allen Baldwin, Symco, and Jerry Baldwin, Milwaukee; two sisters, Jean Sellmer, Waupaca, and Bernice Hardy, Milwaukee; three grandchildren, Heather Baldwin, and Stephanie and Jonathan Dietzen, all of Appleton.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard (Agnes) Baldwin.

Joyce Buttolph

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Family: Donald Oscar Baldwin (b. April 1, 1929, d. November 21, 1984)

Gerald Lee Baldwin

M, b. May 6, 1937, d. May 4, 2005

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Gerald Lee Baldwin was born on May 6, 1937 in Clintonville, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on May 4, 2005, at age 67, in Clintonville, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Gerald "Jerry" L. Baldwin

    Gerald "Jerry" L. Baldwin, age 67 of 93 Anne Street, Apt. #3, Clintonville, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning May 4, 2005 in Clintonville.

    Gerald was born on May 6, 1937 in Clintonville, WI. He was the son of the late Willard and Agnes (Paronto) Baldwin. He grew up in the Symco area and later graduated from the Little Wolf High School in 1955. Upon graduation, Jerry enlisted to serve his country in the United States Navy from 1955-1959. Jerry was a machinist by trade, but held many different occupations in his lifetime. He enjoyed keeping his life simple, but certainly valued his daily trips to the Clintonville Library where he became very educated on current and past events.

    Survivors are: 1 Son: Todd Baldwin, California. 1 Brother: Allen (Ruth) Baldwin, Symco, WI. 1 Sister: Jean (Bill) Levezow, Manawa, WI. 1 Sister-in-Law: Joyce Baldwin, Appleton, WI. Many Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

    He was preceded in death by: His parents, his brother Donald, and a sister Bernice.

    Private Memorial Services will be held at a later date by his family, and inurnment will be at the Union Cemetery in Symco, WI. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home, Clintonville is serving his family.

Jean Ann Baldwin

F, b. November 25, 1930, d. October 31, 2014

Parents

Family 1: Thomas Zellmer (b. December 28, 1927, d. July 29, 1993)

Family 2: William Levezow

Biography

  • Birth: Jean Ann Baldwin was born on November 25, 1930 in Symco, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She was married on April 18, 1986 in Waupaca, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on October 31, 2014, at age 83, in Manawa, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Jean Ann (Baldwin) Levezow, age 83, of Manawa, passed away peacefully at home in her sleep, with her family at her side, on Friday, October 31, 2014. She was born on November 25, 1930 in Symco, daughter of the late Willard and Agnes (Paranto) Baldwin. Jean grew up on the family farm in Symco. She graduated from Little Wolf High School. She lived and worked in the Manawa area farming, bartending, then also as a Nurse's Assistant at the Wisconsin Veteran's Home in King until she retired. She was united in marriage to William "Bill" Levezow on April 18, 1986 at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Waupaca. They spent many years together traveling all over. They enjoyed spending many winters together in Arizona, then spending time in Manawa enjoying family and friends. Some of her many hobbies included fishing, gardening, feeding the birds and squirrels, sewing, crocheting and reading. She especially enjoyed her time with her grandchildren. She was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manawa. She was a friend to many, mother of her eleven children, grandmother to 17 grandchildren and great-grandmother to 13 great-grandchildren.

    She is survived by her husband Bill Levezow; children: Pat Zellmer and friend Ray, Amherst Jct.; Dan Zellmer, Ephrata, WA; Tom Zellmer, St. Paul, MN; Theresa Zellmer and friend John, Jackson Hole, WY; Julie (Mike) Fortugno, Two Rivers; Mark Zellmer and special friend Bobbie Ann and Lexie, Manawa; Jim (Kirsten) Zellmer, DePere; Robert (Becky) Zellmer, Hasting, MI; John Levezow, Bentonville, AR.; grandchildren: Kathy, Bradley, Rob, Sarah, Rachel, Mathew, Jesse, Sarah, Tabitha, Becky, Nicole, Daniel, Anne, Braydon, Paige, Thea and Ava; great-grandchildren: Josh, Betsy, Lydia, Cassie, Logan, Avery, Orion, Madyson, Landon, Alexis, Peyton, Kieren, Evalyne. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Tom Zellmer, her sons Tim Zellmer and Michael Zellmer, three brothers: Allen, Donald and Gerald; one sister Bernice; and sister-in-law Ruth.

    The Memorial Mass for Jean will be held on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manawa with Fr. Amalraj Roche officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will take place at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

    The family would like to thank the Theda Care at Home Nurses and CNA's, Dr. Phillips and Daisy Boehm, the staff at Sturm Memorial Library in Manawa and all those helping and giving support and comfort during this difficult time.

William Levezow

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Family: Jean Ann Baldwin (b. November 25, 1930, d. October 31, 2014)

Bernice Baldwin

F, b. May 16, 1917, d. February 26, 2005

Parents

Family: William John Hardy (b. November 22, 1911, d. July 2, 1990)

Biography

  • Birth: Bernice Baldwin was born on May 16, 1917 in Symco, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and William John Hardy were married on August 6, 1936 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Bernice Baldwin died on February 26, 2005, at age 87, in Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co, Wisconsin.

Earl Christian Baldwin

M, b. January 10, 1893, d. May 5, 1962

Parents

Family: Elsie Wilhelmina Sturm (b. March 22, 1893, d. January 26, 1933)

Biography

  • Birth: Earl Christian Baldwin was born on January 10, 1893 in Symco, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Elsie Wilhelmina Sturm were married on December 25, 1923 in Manawa, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Earl Christian Baldwin died on May 5, 1962, at age 69, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.

Elsie Wilhelmina Sturm

F, b. March 22, 1893, d. January 26, 1933

Family: Earl Christian Baldwin (b. January 10, 1893, d. May 5, 1962)

Biography

  • Birth: Elsie Wilhelmina Sturm was born on March 22, 1893 in Manawa, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Earl Christian Baldwin were married on December 25, 1923 in Manawa, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Elsie Wilhelmina Sturm died on January 26, 1933, at age 39, in New London, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: MRS. EARL BALDWIN IS TAKEN BY DEATH

    Former Resident Of This Place Passes Away At Hospital After Operation

    Mrs. Earl Baldwin of Appleton died at the Community hospital in New London last Thursday night, January 26, after a long illness, and following an operation a week previous. She was 39 years, 10 months, and 4 days old at the time of her death.

    Elsie Wilhelmina Sturm was born in the town of Little Wolf on March 22, 1893, and grew to womanhood in this locality. Her marriage to Earl Baldwin of Symco occurred at Manawa on December 25, 1923. Immediately thereafter they moved to Appleton, where they made their home until Mrs. Baldwin passed away.

    Surviving the deceased besides the widower are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milo Sturm of Manawa and two sisters, Frieda (Mrs. Arthur Ziemer) of New London and Grace (Mrs. Wm. Voss) of Manawa.

    Funeral services were held Sunday, January 29, from the Sturm home in Manawa at 1:30 o'clock and from St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran church here at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. R.A. Karpinsky officiated, and interment was in the Manawa cemetery.

Orrin Baldwin

M, b. 1897, d. 1898

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Orrin Baldwin was born in 1897 in Symco, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died in 1898, at age ~1, in Symco, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.

Christopher DuVernay

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Parents

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Julianna DuVernay

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Parents

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Daniel DuVernay

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Parents

  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Brenna Stephenson

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Morgan Sattergren

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Gregory Dey

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Parents

Renae Unknown

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Family: Gregory Dey

Oscar Kneisler

M, b. April 6, 1891, d. September 1972

Family: Frieda Schwenzen (b. November 21, 1890, d. February 21, 1967)

Biography

  • Birth: Oscar Kneisler was born on April 6, 1891.
  • Death: He died in September 1972, at age 81.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Frieda Schwenzen

F, b. November 21, 1890, d. February 21, 1967

Family: Oscar Kneisler (b. April 6, 1891, d. September 1972)

Biography

  • Birth: Frieda Schwenzen was born on November 21, 1890.
  • Death: She died on February 21, 1967, at age 76.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Ralph E Kneisler

M, b. January 1, 1922, d. October 15, 2011

Parents

Family: Arlene E Sachs (b. March 25, 1930, d. May 17, 2017)

Biography

  • Birth: Ralph E Kneisler was born on January 1, 1922 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Arlene E Sachs were married on August 18, 1962.
  • Death: Ralph E Kneisler died on October 15, 2011, at age 89, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Ralph E. Kneisler, (Doc), 89, Seymour, passed away early Saturday morning, 0ct. 15, 2011, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour. Ralph was born Jan. 1, 1922, in Milwaukee, to the late Oscar and Frieda (Schwenzen) Kneisler. He moved to Seymour at the age of five and resided there the rest of his life. He graduated from Seymour High School with the Class of 1940.

    Ralph was employed by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture as a State Meat Inspector for 23 years, retiring at the age of 71 years. He was also a very dedicated farmer and retired from farming at 74 years.

    Ralph was a faithful member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, and was a former member of the Luther League, Brotherhood and Senior Choir, and was a Sunday School teacher and usher. He served on the committee to organize the church library and Student Aid Fund. Ralph served on the Crystal Springs School Board. He enjoyed playing cards and he completed several hundred jigsaw puzzles after retirement.

    Ralph was united in marriage to Arlene Sachs Krause Aug. 18, 1962, and together they raised six loving children.

    He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Arlene; his family, Merlin (Karen) Kneisler, Margery (Jeff) Nettekoven, Donald (Sarah) Kneisler, James Kneisler, all of Seymour; Karen (Gary) Kercher, Pardeeville; and Jerry Kneisler, Appleton; his grandchildren, Michael Nettekoven, Tammy Nettekoven, Daniel Kneisler, Andrew and Jennifer Kneisler, Kathyrn Kneisler, Jacob and Joshua Kercher; a great-grandson, Keegan Kneisler; a special cousin, Junith (Burnell) Dewald, Sheboygan. Ralph is also survived by a brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Vernon (Marcella) Sachs and Judy Sachs; and many nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John (Delores); sisters, Ethelyn (Bernard) Lueck, Helen (Norbert) Van Handel, Dorothy (Wayne) Mielke; brothers-in-law, Wesley (Genevieve) Sachs, Roger Sachs; his in-laws, Otto and Laura Sachs.

    Ralph was a kind, generous, soft-spoken man who truly appreciated his loving family and he will be greatly missed.

    The family will receive friends and relatives from 9 to 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. with Pastor Roland Lindeman officiating. Entombment at Highland Memorial Mausoleum, Appleton. Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com.

    The Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is assisting the family with arrangements.

    A special thank you to the staff of Good Shepherd and Heartland Hospice for their wonderful compassion and care and to Pastor Roland Lindeman for all his pastoral guidance.


    Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on October 16, 2011.
  • Graduation: He graduated from Seymour High School in 1940.