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Mary D L'Empereur

F, b. January 1, 1943, d. April 8, 2014

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Biography

  • Birth: Mary D L'Empereur was born on January 1, 1943.
  • Marriage: She was married on November 27, 1965.
  • Death: She died on April 8, 2014, at age 71.
  • Note: Mary D. Mayheu, 71, of Algoma, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Green Bay's first New Years baby of 1943, Mary was the daughter of Merville and Bergitta L'Empereur. Attending schools at St. Patrick's and St. Joseph Academy, she graduated from St. Norbert College in 1965 with a degree in elementary education.

    November 27, 1965, Mary married Stephen Mayheu, her love and partner for life. Viet Nam interrupted their first year together followed by residence in Colorado Springs, CO, then Park Forest, IL, before settling in Algoma in 1972, raising their two sons and supporting a head football coach's schedule.

    Mary became the children's librarian at the Algoma Public Library for six years where her summer reading programs revealed her passion for reading and invigorating young minds, opening them to the world of literature. In 1986, she joined the faculty at St. Mary School where she continued her love of reading and writing, encouraging junior high students to enjoy and learn the skills of language arts. Mary took over as principal of St. Mary in 1992. While still keeping her hand in the classroom, she actively pursued improvements for the technological facilities of the school, establishing the first computer lab in the school district of Algoma. After 19 years as principal and teacher, she retired in 2001, garnering the Chamber of Commerce Business, Education & Industry Award for Teacher of the Year.

    She was temporarily brought out of retirement by Bishop Morneau to be acting principal at Resurrection school in Green Bay.

    Retirement found Mary even busier. Keeping the tradition of attending Packer games with her father in City Stadium, she also found time to work for eight years as a tour guide at Lambeau Field for her beloved Green Bay Packers.

    She & Stephen spent a year on their sailboat doing America's Great Loop, the circumnavigation of connected waterways around the eastern half of the United States and Canada. Mary loved to travel and meet people. Her adventures continued with a biking trip to Spain and other European countries, including canal boats in France, Ireland, & Scotland, and excursions to Germany & Japan to visit grandchildren. Her final trip was the journey last fall on her boat, Liberty Blue, from Wisconsin to Florida via the East Coast.

    Mary is survived by her husband of 48 years, Stephen, as well as two sons, Eric and Paul. Eric and his wife, Heather, have two sons, Conner and Collin; Paul and his wife, Jennifer, have one son, Calvin. Mary's siblings are Denis (Judy) L'Empereur; Elise (Gary) Rou; and Tina (Gary) Rasmussen.

    A viewing will be held on Monday, April 14, from 3 - 8pm, Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma. Mass of Christian will be celebrated Tuesday, April 15, 11am with a luncheon to follow at St Mary Catholic school in Algoma, WI.

    In lieu of flowers, Mary has requested a donation be made to St. Mary School Algoma in her honor.

Stephen Mayheu

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Family: Mary D L'Empereur (b. January 1, 1943, d. April 8, 2014)

Eric Mayheu

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Paul Mayheu

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Conner Mayheu

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Collin Mayheu

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Jennifer Unknown

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Calvin Mayheu

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Denis F L'Empereur

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Family: Judy Smits

Judy Smits

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Elise L'Empereur

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Family: Gary Rou

Gary Rou

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Tina L'Empereur

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Gary Rasmussen

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Linda Unknown

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Matthew Diker

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Jean Baptiste VandenHouten

M, b. February 3, 1841, d. March 11, 1922

Parents

Family: Victorine Jacque (b. November 5, 1845, d. December 30, 1925)

Biography

  • Birth: Jean Baptiste VandenHouten was born on February 3, 1841 in Belgium.
  • Marriage: He and Victorine Jacque were married on May 5, 1865 in Luxemburg, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Jean Baptiste VandenHouten died on March 11, 1922, at age 81, in Luxembourg.
  • Note: John B. VandenHouten
    Belgium has furnished to Wisconsin a number of citizens who have always borne their part in the work of public advancement and improvement, and among these is well worth of mention our subject, who is a resident of Luxemburg township, Kewaunee county. He was born in Belgium in February, 1840, a son of William and Petronell (VanderVeekan) VandenHouten, the former of whom was a barber and weaver. They reared a family of six children, namely: Frank, Elizabeth, John B. Joahanna, Theresa and Jennie.
    Our subject attended the common schools of his native country until fifteen years of age, when he accompanied his parents on a forty-seven days" voyage to America, landing at New York, whence the following day they started for Green Bay, Wis. , traveling mostly by boat; thence they came to Luxemburg township, Kewaunee county, which at that time was a part of Casco township. Here the father purchased forty acres of totally unimproved land; a log cabin was erected, 17 x 17 feet, to which the following year and addition was made of about equal size, in all making a comfortable home. With an axe and grub hoe the work of clearing the land was begun, and although the labor was very arduous, yet it was continued uninterruptedly, in course of time bringing rich returns. Potatoes and wheat were planted by hand-their first crops-and the latter was harvested with a sickle brought from the old country. There was no road within three mile of their home, and everything had to be carried to the cabin for that distance. They afterward bought and cleared an additional tract of forty acres, and the once wild land was transformed into one of the valuable farms of Kewaunee county. The other children left Home, but our subject remained with his parents, and retained possession of the old homestead which he yet own and occupies. He has added a quarter section of land to this, and now has 320 acres, 220 of which are cleared and under a High state of cultivation. The well-tilled fields substantial improvements and neat appearance of the place all indicate the practical and progressive spirit of owner.
    In May, 1864, John B. Van Denhouten married to Victoria Jacque. His father died on year previous to that time, but his mother lived with them for three years, when she married Philip Bredael, and they then lived on his own farm. Since the death of her second husband, seven years later, she has resided with her daughter, Elizabeth, now the wife of Frank Bredael, on the same place. To our Subject and wife have been born eight children- one daughter and seven sons-Josephine, Joseph, Eli, Eugene, Frank, Louis, George and Benjamin. Politically, Mr. VandenHouten supported the Republican party until 1890, He he joined the ranks of the Democrats, with whom he has since been identified. For three years, from 1890 to 1893, he served as supervisor, from 1893 to 1894, as assessor, has been justice of the peace since 1892, and school district clerk since April, 1887, his present term being his third one. In his official positions, as in all relations of life, he has been found faithful and true to the trusts reposed in him. Both he and his wife hold membership in the Catholic Church, and in the community where they live they are held in high regard, and have many warm friends.

    Commemorative Biographical Record pp 641-2.

Victorine Jacque

F, b. November 5, 1845, d. December 30, 1925

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Family: Jean Baptiste VandenHouten (b. February 3, 1841, d. March 11, 1922)

Biography

  • Birth: Victorine Jacque was born on November 5, 1845 in Thorembais St Trond, Namur, Belgium.
  • Marriage: She and Jean Baptiste VandenHouten were married on May 5, 1865 in Luxemburg, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Victorine Jacque died on December 30, 1925, at age 80, in Luxemburg, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.

Eugene J VandenHouten

M, b. February 2, 1871, d. May 22, 1947

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Family: Odile M Dart (b. December 22, 1877, d. September 26, 1967)

Biography

  • Birth: Eugene J VandenHouten was born on February 2, 1871 in Tonet, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Odile M Dart were married on June 30, 1897 in Kewaunee, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Eugene J VandenHouten died on May 22, 1947, at age 76, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Odile M Dart

F, b. December 22, 1877, d. September 26, 1967

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Family: Eugene J VandenHouten (b. February 2, 1871, d. May 22, 1947)

Biography

  • Birth: Odile M Dart was born on December 22, 1877 in Tonet, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Eugene J VandenHouten were married on June 30, 1897 in Kewaunee, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Odile M Dart died on September 26, 1967, at age 89, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Eugene Joseph Dart

M, b. September 16, 1845, d. June 5, 1924

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Family: Marie Josephine Hermans (b. March 23, 1851, d. October 25, 1930)

Biography

  • Birth: Eugene Joseph Dart was born on September 16, 1845 in Grand Leez, Namur, Belgium.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Josephine Hermans were married on April 30, 1870.
  • Death: Eugene Joseph Dart died on June 5, 1924, at age 78, in Tonet, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.

Marie Josephine Hermans

F, b. March 23, 1851, d. October 25, 1930

Family: Eugene Joseph Dart (b. September 16, 1845, d. June 5, 1924)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Josephine Hermans was born on March 23, 1851 in Grez-Doiceau, Brabant Wallon, Belgium.
  • Marriage: She and Eugene Joseph Dart were married on April 30, 1870.
  • Death: Marie Josephine Hermans died on October 25, 1930, at age 79, in Kewaunee, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.

Jean Baptiste Darte

M, b. July 21, 1813, d. August 20, 1880

Family: Marie Josephine Podor (b. May 15, 1810, d. May 3, 1902)

Biography

  • Birth: Jean Baptiste Darte was born on July 21, 1813 in Grand Leez, Namur, Belgium.
  • Death: He died on August 20, 1880, at age 67, in Kewaunee, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.

Marie Josephine Podor

F, b. May 15, 1810, d. May 3, 1902

Family: Jean Baptiste Darte (b. July 21, 1813, d. August 20, 1880)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Josephine Podor was born on May 15, 1810 in Grand Leez, Namur, Belgium.
  • Death: She died on May 3, 1902, at age 91, in Kewaunee, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.