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George Leisgang

M, b. March 23, 1868, d. May 21, 1882

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: George Leisgang was born on March 23, 1868 in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on May 21, 1882, at age 14, in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.

Frank Leisgang

M, b. April 1870, d. January 25, 1940

Parents

Family 1: Anna Hackett (b. September 18, 1886, d. March 18, 1970)

Family 2: Emma Granke (b. 1874, d. October 25, 1917)

Biography

  • Birth: Frank Leisgang was born in April 1870 in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 25, 1940, at age 69, in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.

Charles Leisgang

M, b. June 26, 1875, d. June 4, 1953

Parents

Family: Ida Meinertz (b. October 30, 1880, d. July 1961)

Biography

  • Birth: Charles Leisgang was born on June 26, 1875 in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Ida Meinertz were married on October 30, 1899 in LaCrosse County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Charles Leisgang died on June 4, 1953, at age 77, in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.

M Wencel Grams

M, b. September 29, 1851, d. May 22, 1930

Family: Catherine Leisgang (b. May 1, 1858, d. February 16, 1944)

Biography

  • Birth: M Wencel Grams was born on September 29, 1851.
  • Marriage: He and Catherine Leisgang were married on February 22, 1879 in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: M Wencel Grams died on May 22, 1930, at age 78, in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.

Herman Ludwig Schultz

M, b. September 2, 1862, d. September 2, 1935

Family: Margaretha Leisgang (b. August 28, 1862, d. August 11, 1939)

Biography

  • Birth: Herman Ludwig Schultz was born on September 2, 1862 in Rohrbeck, Kreis Arnsvalde, Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Margaretha Leisgang were married on February 7, 1891 in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Herman Ludwig Schultz died on September 2, 1935, at age 73, in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Herman was a tailor by trade. As a young man, he came to the United States from Germany. He was a pioneer clothing merchant in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The Herman L. Schultz & Son clothing store was established in 1891 at 320-322 South 4th Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin. The store letterhead stated that they were retailers of clothing, furnishing goods and shoes, and wholesalers of men's hosiery and work gloves. The store was later run by Emil and Leonard, his sons, until Emil's death in 1973.
    La Crosse City Directories from the following years provide the information shown below:
    1891: Schultz, Herman tailor L.J. Strouse, res. 913 S. 2nd
    (L.J. Strouse was located at 223 Main St.)
    1893: Schultz, Herman L. tailor, res. 913 S. 2nd
    1895: SCHULTZ, HERMAM [sic] (F & H Schultz), res. 913 S. 2nd
    Under "Merchant Tailors" - Schultz F & H 409 S. 3rd
    1897: Schultz, Herman (F & H Schultz), res. 913 S 2nd
    Under "Tailors" - Schultz F & H 222 S 3rd

    Source: La Crosse County vital records. Death Record #474.
    Herman died at 11:27 a.m. at the Grandview Hospital in La Crosse. He was 73 years old and had been living at that time at 521 South 4th Street, La Crosse. The death certificate, signed by George Malin, M.D., lists cause of death as embolic gangrene of right leg, 2) arteriosclerotic heart disease, 3) cardiac dilatation; contributing cause arteriosclerosis. He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in La Crosse on September 4, 1935; undertaker Ole Elbertson.

    Source: Norma Elaine Linn
    "In the year 1882, Robert G. Schultz migrated to the United States. He arrived April 10, 1882, aboard the ship "Ohio" at the port of Baltimore - destination, Elroy, Wisconsin. His ship sailed from Bremen. Family stories tell that he worked on the railroad and saved up the money to bring the rest of his family. The passenger list from the ship "Ohio" shows the name of Robert Schulz and also the name of a Herman Schulz. The information concerning this Herman Schulz conflicts with that of both our grandfather and great-grandfather.
    According to the obituary of Herman Schultz and others, the rest of the family, except Karl, emigrated to the United States, arriving on May 17, 1883. This ships record has not yet been located to verify who came at that time. The obituaries of Herman Ludwig and Frederick and Amelia do not specifically name the children arriving on that ship. There are some that believe that Herman Ludwig arrived with Robert G. on the earlier ship. Herman L.'s release from his German military obligation is dated in 1882.
    A family story tells that Herman Schulz learned Norwegian on board the ship before learning English.
    Soon after their arrival in the United States, Herman and Herman Ludwig Schulz filed Letters of Intent to become citizens at the courthouse at Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin, on October 18, 1884. These documents are indexed but are not in the files at Mauston. (They might be in La Crosse.) If found, these documents give personal information concerning physical description, immigration and additional personal history.
    Herman Ludwig Schultz completed his naturalization on November 7, 1914. There is no record that his father, Herman Schulz, ever became a naturalized citizen. According to his certificate of naturalization, Herman L. was, at that time, 52 years old, 5'3" tall, brown hair, blue eyes, light complexion, no visible distinguishing marks.
    In the obituary of Herman L. Schultz, mention is made of his working on the railroad to help bring his family to America.
    Herman, whose release from the German Army indicates that his occupation was Schneider (tailor), went to La Crosse in 1886 and continued his work as a tailor under Mons Anderson and B. L. Strouse. He established a business for himself in 1891. In 1908, the business became known as H.L. Schultz and Sons. Sons Emil O., Rheinhold, Robert and Leonard worked for various lengths of time in the store. It continued to be operated until the death of Emil O. Schulz.
    It has been told that in order to complete more suits while working for Anderson and Strouse, Herman L. would bring them home and work on them in the upstairs room at 913 South 2nd Street. It was always a bit cold in the winter and hot in the summer. He was a very ambitious person and was able to produce three times as many garments as other tailors.
    Another story tells that Herman traveled a circuit through Vernon County to sell suits. He would bring a lunch which included cold cuts, bread and cheese to serve to the farmers when they came in from their work. Then he would show them the samples and take measurements for new suits. At that time cold cuts were quite a luxury and also a good drawing card for his sales. When the depression hit, there were fewer trips and fewer sales.
    Herman L. first married Wilhelmine Johanna Genrich (Mina) at Elroy on August 23, 1885. Their children were: Emil Otto Albert Schultz, Reinhold F. H. Schultz and Frieda Leona Schultz. After Mina's death in 1889, Herman's sister Amelia Quade, who had no children of her own, took care of the children. Frieda lived with the Quades until adulthood. She even used their family name until the time of her marriage, when she returned to using her legal name.
    Herman L.'s second marriage was to Margaretha Leisgang on February 9, 1891, in La Crosse. To this marriage six children were born, three of whom survived: Alma, Robert M., and Leonard. It is interesting to note that two sons were named Herman in an attempt to continue the father's name. Neither of them survived.
    Of Herman Ludwig's children, Emil O. and Leonard had no children of their own. Rheinhold had one son, Billy (William) Bruce Schultz. Frieda had one daughter, Marjorie Burnard Reeves. Alma had one son, Robert Ivers. Robert M. had eleven children, ten of whom survived: Herman Leonard, Robert, Richard, George, Philip, Margaret, Norma, Emil, Stanley and Donald.
    Herman Ludwig Schultz's home on 4th Street was listed in the 1919 La Crosse City Directory as "the Ansche Cheset Congregation" (Jewish). In the same directory, the store on 4th Street was listed "322 S. 4th. Ole Elbertson, undertaker at 320.
    Herman L. sang in the Frohsinn singing society. He is pictured in the group in the "Nord Stern" 50th anniversary edition."

    NEWSPAPER ARTICLE:
    "Herman Schultz, Pioneer Clothing Merchant Passes
    -------------------------------------------------
    Resident Of La Crosse Since 1886; Funeral Services Wednesday

    Herman L. Schultz, 521 South Fourth Street, pioneer tailor and clothing merchant of the city, passed away on his birthday Monday after an illness of three months. He was born in Rohrbeck, Kreis [county] Arnsvalde, Brandenburg, Germany, Sept. 2, 1862. He attended school in his native country, served his apprenticeship as tailor, working at his trade until he reached the age of 20 years.
    He then came to this country, locating at Elroy, Wis., where he and his brother, Robert, who was already there, worked on a railroad until they saved enough money to bring their parents and brothers and sisters to America. In 1886 Mr. Schultz came to La Crosse and found employment in the tailoring establishments of Mons Anderson and B. L. Strouse. He entered the merchant tailoring business for himself in 1891 and in 1908 he established the clothing firm of H. L. Schultz and Son, of which he was the senior member. He was a member of the Frohsinn Singing Society.
    Mr. Schultz never sought public office but took a keen interest in national, state and municipal affairs.
    He was married to Minnie Genrich of Schoenbeck, Germany, who died in 1889. He was married a second time to Margaret Leisgang of La Crosse, who with two daughters and four sons survives. They are Mrs. Jack Burand of Elroy, Wis.; Mrs. Carl A. Ivers of Prairie du Chien, Wis.; Emil O., Reinhold, Robert and Leonard, all of La Crosse; two brothers, Robert G. of Madison, and Albert of Elroy, Wis.
    Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, the Rev. E. H. Muelder officiating, and interment will be made in Oak Grove cemetery. Ole Elbertson is in charge of the arrangements."Obituary from La Crosse Tribune, Monday, March 6, 2000:
    ALBERT LEISGANG
    Albert Leisgang, 88, of La Crosse, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, in Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center. He was born in La Crosse on
    June 17, 1911, to John and Barbara (Bichel) Leisgang. He married Felicitas "Dickie" Knothe on April 18, 1936, in Bettendorf, Iowa.
    Albert was in the graduating class of 1929 Central High School, La Crosse. He was employed at Allis chalmers in La Crosse from 1935
    until his retirement in 1969. He was a member of St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral Catholic church, La Crosse. He is survived by one
    son, John H. Leisgang of La Crosse; one brother, Arthur, of La Crosse. He was preceded in death by his wife, Felicitas, on Feb. 26,
    1970; two sisters, Barbara and Marie; three brothers, John, Henry, and Edward.
    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral Catholic Church,
    530 Main St., La Crosse, Wis. Rev. Robert Cook will officiate with burial to be held in Woodlawn Cemetery in La Crosse. Friends and
    family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, at the Church, with a scripture service to be held at 7:30 p.m. Friends and family
    may also call from 9 a.m. until time of services at the Church on Wednesday.
    The Blaschke Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials are preferred to St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral or
    Gateway Area Council, Boys Scouts of America.

    Source: John H. Leisgang...
    Albert and Felicitas "were the first couple married in the chapel of a cloistered Dominican monastery. Many years later the later
    convent was closed and a retreat center opened in the building so other marriages may have been held there. They eloped to try to
    keep the marriage a secret so [Felicitas] could keep her job with the state for a while to get the marriage on a sound financial
    footing. 1936 was deep in the depression and [Albert] was not certain that he would work in any given week, and the state would
    not allow a person to work if their spouse was employed."

George Joseph Egelberg

M, b. 1865, d. 1933

Family: Elizabeth Marie Leisgang (b. February 1864, d. August 1942)

Biography

  • Birth: George Joseph Egelberg was born in 1865.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Marie Leisgang were married on May 31, 1886 in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: George Joseph Egelberg died in 1933, at age ~68, in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.

Barbara Buechel

F, b. December 4, 1872, d. December 15, 1956

Family: John Leisgang (b. October 31, 1866, d. September 7, 1955)

Biography

  • Birth: Barbara Buechel was born on December 4, 1872 in Hokah, Minnesota.
  • Marriage: She and John Leisgang were married in 1896.
  • Death: Barbara Buechel died on December 15, 1956, at age 84, in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.

Emma Granke

F, b. 1874, d. October 25, 1917

Family: Frank Leisgang (b. April 1870, d. January 25, 1940)

Biography

  • Birth: Emma Granke was born in 1874 in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on October 25, 1917, at age ~43, in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.

Anna Hackett

F, b. September 18, 1886, d. March 18, 1970

Family: Frank Leisgang (b. April 1870, d. January 25, 1940)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Hackett was born on September 18, 1886 in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on March 18, 1970, at age 83, in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.

Ida Meinertz

F, b. October 30, 1880, d. July 1961

Family: Charles Leisgang (b. June 26, 1875, d. June 4, 1953)

Biography

  • Birth: Ida Meinertz was born on October 30, 1880 in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Charles Leisgang were married on October 30, 1899 in LaCrosse County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Ida Meinertz died in July 1961, at age 80, in LaCrosse, LaCrosse Co, Wisconsin.

Frank Krousa

M, b. circa 1805, d. April 30, 1882

Family: Anna Maria Unknown (b. circa 1805, d. August 7, 1877)

Biography

  • Birth: Frank Krousa was born circa 1805.
  • Death: He died on April 30, 1882.

Anna Maria Unknown

F, b. circa 1805, d. August 7, 1877

Family: Frank Krousa (b. circa 1805, d. April 30, 1882)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Maria Unknown was born circa 1805.
  • Death: She died on August 7, 1877.

Anna Katherine Krousa

F, b. June 11, 1839, d. November 6, 1922

Parents

Family: Joseph Klaeser (b. April 10, 1831, d. October 9, 1904)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Katherine Krousa was born on June 11, 1839 in Bohemia, Czech Republic.
  • Marriage: She and Joseph Klaeser were married on February 12, 1856 in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Anna Katherine Krousa died on November 6, 1922, at age 83, in Kiel, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Peter & Paul Cemetery, Kiel, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Called By Death.
    Death claimed Mrs. Anna Klaeser, one of Kiel's old-time residents, on Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock, after a short illness, due to infirmities of old age. Deceased, nee Krause, was born in Bohemia, Austria, June 11th, 1839, and came to America in 1851, with her parents, who settled in Ozaukee county. She was married in 1855 to Joseph Klaeser, who preceded her in death in 1904. The family came to Kiel in 1881, where the deceased has resided up to the time of her death. Thirteen children blessed their union, of whom three died in infancy and two a short time ago. She leaves three daughters and five sons, as follows: Mrs. Chas. Jones of Plymouth, Mrs. S. Salber of Milwaukee and Mrs. Katie Klauck of Kiel; John Klaeser of Milwaukee, Anton of Marion, Wis., and Nic., Jacob and Frank of Kiel. Also one sister, Mrs. S. Leisgeng of Black Creek, 32 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will take place today, Thursday, at 9 o'clock, with services in St. Peter & Paul's church, Rev. O. Kolbe assisted by Rev. Kuborn of New Holstein and Rev. Schmidt of St. Anna officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.
    November 1922.
  • Immigration: She immigrated in 1852.

Andrew P Anderson

M, b. circa 1875

Family: Margaret Rettler (b. June 19, 1877)

Biography

  • Birth: Andrew P Anderson was born circa 1875.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Rettler were married on November 24, 1904.

Joseph Klaeser

M, b. April 10, 1831, d. October 9, 1904

Family: Anna Katherine Krousa (b. June 11, 1839, d. November 6, 1922)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Klaeser was born on April 10, 1831 in Regierungsbezirf Koblenz, Prussia.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Katherine Krousa were married on February 12, 1856 in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Joseph Klaeser died on October 9, 1904, at age 73, in Kiel, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Peter & Paul Cemetery, Kiel, Wisconsin.

John Klaeser

M, b. January 1859

Parents

Family: Catherine Unknown (b. March 1864)

Biography

  • Birth: John Klaeser was born in January 1859.

Joseph Klaeser

M, b. April 1861, d. June 5, 1916

Parents

Family: Catherine Unknown (b. February 1864)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Klaeser was born in April 1861.
  • Death: He died on June 5, 1916, at age 55.

Anton Klaeser

M, b. May 1865

Parents

Family: Helen Timm (b. June 1872)

Biography

  • Birth: Anton Klaeser was born in May 1865 in Wisconsin.

Anna Klaeser

F, b. September 18, 1867, d. May 8, 1930

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Klaeser was born on September 18, 1867 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on May 8, 1930, at age 62, in Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co, Wisconsin.

Crescentia Klaeser

F, b. May 4, 1870, d. October 2, 1938

Parents

Family: Anton J Salber (b. August 13, 1867, d. June 17, 1922)

Biography

  • Birth: Crescentia Klaeser was born on May 4, 1870 in Fussville, Waukesha Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Anton J Salber were married on November 20, 1890 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Crescentia Klaeser died on October 2, 1938, at age 68, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Nickolas Klaeser

M, b. March 31, 1875, d. May 5, 1938

Parents

Family: Sophia Meyer (b. December 13, 1874, d. April 1, 1947)

Biography

  • Birth: Nickolas Klaeser was born on March 31, 1875 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Sophia Meyer were married on August 7, 1900 in Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Nickolas Klaeser died on May 5, 1938, at age 63, in Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Peter & Paul Cemetery, Kiel, Wisconsin.

Jacob Klaeser

M, b. May 2, 1878, d. February 28, 1947

Parents

Family: Rose Broeckert (b. March 4, 1881, d. April 20, 1936)

Biography

  • Birth: Jacob Klaeser was born on May 2, 1878.
  • Marriage: He and Rose Broeckert were married on January 11, 1916.
  • Death: Jacob Klaeser died on February 28, 1947, at age 68.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Peter & Paul Cemetery, Kiel, Wisconsin.

Frank J Klaeser

M, b. March 29, 1880, d. December 27, 1957

Parents

Family: Emeranda Janty (b. September 18, 1885, d. June 2, 1957)

Biography

  • Birth: Frank J Klaeser was born on March 29, 1880 in Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Emeranda Janty were married on July 19, 1904 in St Anna, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Frank J Klaeser died on December 27, 1957, at age 77.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Peter & Paul Cemetery, Kiel, Wisconsin.

Katherine Klaeser

F, b. December 21, 1882, d. December 19, 1957

Parents

Family: William P Klauck (b. February 7, 1879, d. September 29, 1911)

Biography

  • Birth: Katherine Klaeser was born on December 21, 1882 in Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and William P Klauck were married on May 14, 1906 in Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Katherine Klaeser died on December 19, 1957, at age 74.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Peter & Paul Cemetery, Kiel, Wisconsin.

Catherine Unknown

F, b. March 1864

Family: John Klaeser (b. January 1859)

Biography

  • Birth: Catherine Unknown was born in March 1864.