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Norbert Nooyen

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Jackie Unknown

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Bernard Nooyen

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Shirley Unknown

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Antonius Nooyen

M, b. 1830, d. 1904

Family: Anna Schraw (b. 1838, d. 1904)

Biography

  • Birth: Antonius Nooyen was born in 1830 in Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Schraw were married on February 21, 1846 in Bakel en Milheeze, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Antonius Nooyen died in 1904, at age ~74, in New Franken, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Anna Schraw

F, b. 1838, d. 1904

Family: Antonius Nooyen (b. 1830, d. 1904)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Schraw was born in 1838 in Germany.
  • Marriage: She and Antonius Nooyen were married on February 21, 1846 in Bakel en Milheeze, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Anna Schraw died in 1904, at age ~66, in New Franken, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Peter O'Deal

M, b. circa 1840, d. August 6, 1870

Family: Mary Terrysa Palado (b. September 28, 1843, d. September 13, 1913)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter O'Deal was born circa 1840.
  • Death: He died on August 6, 1870 in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Mary Terrysa Palado

F, b. September 28, 1843, d. September 13, 1913

Parents

Family: Peter O'Deal (b. circa 1840, d. August 6, 1870)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Terrysa Palado was born on September 28, 1843.
  • Death: She died on September 13, 1913, at age 69, in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Daniel Palado

M, b. 1824, d. before 1860

Family: Christiana Roi (b. 1824, d. 1891)

Biography

  • Birth: Daniel Palado was born in 1824.
  • Death: He died before 1860.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Patrick Cemetery, Stephensville (Northport), Wisconsin.

Peter Ketelaars

M, b. December 2, 1851, d. August 15, 1854

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Peter Ketelaars was born on December 2, 1851 in Nuenen, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: He died on August 15, 1854, at age 2.
  • Burial: He was buried on August 16, 1854 in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Church.

Agnes Nooyen

F, b. November 11, 1904, d. January 11, 1905

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Agnes Nooyen was born on November 11, 1904 in Humboldt, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 11, 1905, at age 0, in Humboldt, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Daniel Palado

M, b. June 1845, d. May 17, 1923

Parents

Family: Laura Childs (b. March 10, 1859, d. May 7, 1910)

Biography

  • Birth: Daniel Palado was born in June 1845 in Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Laura Childs were married on December 16, 1878 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Daniel Palado died on May 17, 1923, at age 77, in Washington.

Laura Childs

F, b. March 10, 1859, d. May 7, 1910

Family: Daniel Palado (b. June 1845, d. May 17, 1923)

Biography

  • Birth: Laura Childs was born on March 10, 1859 in Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Daniel Palado were married on December 16, 1878 in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Laura Childs died on May 7, 1910, at age 51, in Seattle, King Co, Washington.

Christiana Roi

F, b. 1824, d. 1891

Family: Daniel Palado (b. 1824, d. before 1860)

Biography

  • Birth: Christiana Roi was born in 1824.
  • Death: She died in 1891, at age ~67, in Wrightstown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Joseph Kraatsch

M, b. circa 1832, d. August 20, 1854

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Kraatsch was born circa 1832.
  • Death: He died on August 20, 1854.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Church.

Philomena Palado

F, b. circa 1849, d. August 20, 1854

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Biography

  • Birth: Philomena Palado was born circa 1849.
  • Death: She died on August 20, 1854.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Church.

Francois Armand Brunet

M, b. April 8, 1799, d. August 19, 1799

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Francois Armand Brunet was born on April 8, 1799 in St Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada.
  • Death: He died on August 19, 1799, at age 0, in Qu├ębec, Canada.

John Nicholas Adrian

M, b. June 17, 1927, d. March 10, 1951

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: John Nicholas Adrian was born on June 17, 1927.
  • Death: He died on March 10, 1951, at age 23.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Francis Doyen

M, b. circa 1829, d. August 24, 1854

Biography

  • Birth: Francis Doyen was born circa 1829 in Belgium.
  • Death: He died on August 24, 1854.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Church.

Petrus Josephus (Brother) Witvens

M, b. March 17, 1810, d. August 24, 1854

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Petrus Josephus (Brother) Witvens was born on March 17, 1810 in Riethoven, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: He died on August 24, 1854, at age 44.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Church.
  • Occupation: He was a Holy Cross Brother from Holland.
  • Occupation: He was an O.S.C.
  • Note: Brother Petrus Josephus (Peter Joseph, Peter) WITVENS

    Son of Thomas WITVENS and Petronella COX (Kocx)
    Christened on Saturday 17 March 1810 in Riethoven, Noord Brabant
    Died on Thursday 24 August 1854 in Little Chute, Outagamie County at the age of 44
    Buried in Little Chute, Outagamie County


    Lay Brother of the order of the Holy Cross.

    Entered the order on 15 July 1846.
    Professed on 31 August 1847, probably in the monestary in Uden.

    He left for Wisconsin from Belgium with Father Francis Edward Daems.
    They traveled (as the only two cabin passengers) on board the 'Mosambique' which left from Rotterdan and arrived on 18 June 1851 in New York.

    First they visited Bishop Le Fevre in Detroit and afterwards they went to Milwaukee together, where they were welcomed by Bishop Henni.
    He sent them to Little Chute to assist Father Van den Broek.
    From Milwaukee they traveled by ship to Green Bay and arrived in Little Chute early September 1851 where they met Father Van den Broek for the first time.

    Witvens was the first Crosier Brother to come to America and was the assistant and companion of Father Daems for the three years which remained of his life.

    He was present on All Saints day in 1851 when Father Van den Broek was stricken with apoplexy during Mass.

    In 1852 he went with Father Daems to Bay Settlement.
    In 1854 he returned with Father Daems from Bay Settlement to Little Chute, where he died that same year.
  • Note: Death of Brother Peter. There seems to be no recorded account of the
    illness of Brother Peter that led to his death on August 24, 1854. Quite
    likely it was the plague, but there is no way of knowing with certainty.
    In the Book of Funerals of St. John's Parish in Little Chute this entry
    was made:
    "August 24, 1854. Die Vigesima 4a Augusti elapsa hora duodecima
    noctis obdormivit in Domino Petrus Josephus Witvens frater laicus Sacri
    Ordinis Sanctae Crucis ex Hollandia." (On August 24, after the midnight
    hour, there fell asleep in the Lord Peter Joseph Witvens, a Lay
    Brother of the Holy Order of the Holy Cross from Holland.)
    No marker of his grave can be found in the parish cemetery. When
    the present structure of the church of St. John Nepomuc was being
    erected and excavations were being made for the sub-structure, the
    grave and mortal remains of Father Theodore Van den Broek were
    found. As' mentioned previously, the remains were recognized by the
    decayed pieces of vestments in the coffin. It can be reasonably assumed
    that the mortal remains of Brother Peter were placed in a grave near that
    of Father Van den Broek, since they had died but three years apart in
    the same parish.
    Brother Peter was the first Crosier to die in America.

    The Crosier Story, by Jerome W. Rausch, OSC.
  • Note: The first Crosier to die in North America belonged to the band of missionaries sent to the United
    States by Master General Vanden Wymelenberg, O. S. C. in the hopes of establishing the Order in
    Wisconsin, Br. Peter Witvens, O.S.C. arrived in Little Chute, Wisconsin with Fr. Edward Daems,
    O.S.C. in early September, 1851. Br. Peter came to this country at the age of 41 and evidently
    served with Fr. Daems in the various places that the latter ministered to. Little is known about
    him personally except in the things that he left after him in which we see him as both craftsman
    and artist. Among these works is the old high altar now in the present Holy Cross Church in Bay
    Settlement, Wisconsin, and which is still the prominent appointment in the sanctuary. Fragments
    of his polychromed carvings from the confessionals of the first church at Bay Settlement are pre
    served in the Convent of the Franciscan Sisters of the Holy Cross in Bay Settlement as well as the
    museum at Crosier Seminary, Onamia, Minnesota. The Sisters in Bay Settlement also possess an
    oil painting of the Crucifixion after Van Dyke (illustrated here) which is said simply to have been
    done by a Crosier Brother, presumably Br. Peter.
    Br. Peter's death is recorded in the annals of St. Johnfs Parish in Little Chute though no grave
    bears his name there. Apparently a victim of the cholera epidemic that swept that region during
    the time, his memorial reads simply: "On August 24th, (1854) after the midnight hour, there fell
    asleep in the Lord Peter Joseph Witvens, a Lay Brother of the Holy Order of the Holy Cross from
    Holland."
  • Immigration: He immigrated to Mosambique in 1851.

Thomas Witvens

M, b. February 27, 1769, d. January 1, 1823

Parents

Family: Petronella Cox (b. circa 1770, d. April 28, 1841)

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Witvens was born on February 27, 1769 in Riethoven, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Petronella Cox were married on February 26, 1797 in Riethoven, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Thomas Witvens died on January 1, 1823, at age 53, in Luyksgestel, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Petronella Cox

F, b. circa 1770, d. April 28, 1841

Family: Thomas Witvens (b. February 27, 1769, d. January 1, 1823)

Biography

  • Birth: Petronella Cox was born circa 1770.
  • Marriage: She and Thomas Witvens were married on February 26, 1797 in Riethoven, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Petronella Cox died on April 28, 1841 in Luyksgestel, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Maria Elizabeth Witvens

F, b. December 7, 1797

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Maria Elizabeth Witvens was born on December 7, 1797 in Riethoven, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Henricus Witvens

M, b. March 22, 1799, d. August 29, 1851

Parents

Family: Catharina Elisabetha Baudewijns (b. May 17, 1795)

Biography

  • Birth: Henricus Witvens was born on March 22, 1799 in Riethoven, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Catharina Elisabetha Baudewijns were married on February 16, 1835 in Luyksgestel, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Henricus Witvens died on August 29, 1851, at age 52, in Luyksgestel, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Gregorius Witvens

M, b. August 7, 1800

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Gregorius Witvens was born on August 7, 1800 in Riethoven, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.