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Henry A Humski

M, b. July 15, 1919, d. June 15, 1982

Family: Marcella Frances Gracyalny (b. April 6, 1920, d. December 9, 1986)

Biography

  • Birth: Henry A Humski was born on July 15, 1919 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marcella Frances Gracyalny were married on June 5, 1946 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Henry A Humski died on June 15, 1982, at age 62, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.

Gladys Mary Gracyalny

F, b. December 2, 1921, d. December 8, 2010

Parents

Family: Clayton J McPhail (b. June 15, 1905, d. October 1987)

Biography

  • Birth: Gladys Mary Gracyalny was born on December 2, 1921 in Wittenberg, Shawano Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on December 8, 2010, at age 89, in Largo, Pinellas Co, Florida.

Clayton J McPhail

M, b. June 15, 1905, d. October 1987

Family: Gladys Mary Gracyalny (b. December 2, 1921, d. December 8, 2010)

Biography

  • Birth: Clayton J McPhail was born on June 15, 1905 in Houghton, Houghton Co, Michigan.
  • Death: He died in October 1987, at age 82.

Anthony Gracyalny

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Parents

Noreen Agnes Heinrich

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John George Minster

M, b. May 13, 1878, d. December 7, 1943

Family: Regina Sprangers (b. February 2, 1893, d. July 1, 1980)

Biography

  • Birth: John George Minster was born on May 13, 1878 in Vienna, Austria.
  • Death: He died on December 7, 1943, at age 65, in Cook County, Illinois.

Edward Jorgensen

M, b. circa 1883

Family: Appolonia Sprangers (b. March 19, 1894)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward Jorgensen was born circa 1883.
  • Marriage: He and Appolonia Sprangers were married on September 16, 1915 in Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois.

Joseph William Sprangers

M, b. November 3, 1895, d. November 3, 1895

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph William Sprangers was born on November 3, 1895 in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 3, 1895, at age 0, in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Simone Charlebois

F, b. August 26, 1912, d. January 30, 1992

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Simone Charlebois was born on August 26, 1912 in Embrun, Russel, Ontario, Canada.
  • Death: She died on January 30, 1992, at age 79, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Charles Ezra Cochran

M, b. December 16, 1916, d. November 27, 1943

Family: Dorothy G Wismans (b. April 1, 1916, d. May 25, 1979)

Biography

  • Birth: Charles Ezra Cochran was born on December 16, 1916.
  • Marriage: He and Dorothy G Wismans were married on September 22, 1941.
  • Death: Charles Ezra Cochran died on November 27, 1943, at age 26, in KIA WWII.
  • Note: US Army Air Corps WORLD WAR II
    Passenger PFC. Charles E. Cochran KIA
    853rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation
    Hometown:
    Ship: HMT Rohna
    Service # 3639363
    Awards: Purple Heart
    Captain:

    Mission: Troop Transport Convoy KMF-26
    Loss Date: November 26, 1943
    Location: Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Algeria.
    Cause: German guided missile
    Crew: On Board 2000 · Saved 606 · Lost 1138

    This was the first successful "hit" of a merchant vessel at sea carrying US troops by a German remote-controlled, rocket-boosted bomb, thus giving birth to the "Missile Age", and it resulted in the greatest loss of troops (1,015) at sea in U.S. history. Combined with the loss of ship's crew and officers, and three Red Cross workers, more lives were lost than on the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor.

    The "hit" was so devastating that the U.S. Government placed a veil of secrecy upon it. The events which followed were so shameful that the secrecy continued for decades until recently (1967), when documents were grudgingly released under pressure of the Freedom of Information Act. The government still does not acknowledge this tragedy, thus most families of the casualties still do not know the fate of their loved ones. In 1995, over fifty years later, a group of survivors, next-of-kin and rescuers, came together for the sole purpose of enabling the creation and dedication of a Rohna Memorial.

    On November 26, 1943 nearly two thousand American soldiers faced the most traumatic experience of their young lives. They woke up that morning aboard a vessel that some described as unfit for human habitation. Just a bunch of kids, mostly only a year or so out of high school. Exhibiting the expected Yankee cockiness, they were ready to take on anything the war had to offer. Having survived a Thanksgiving Day dinner the day before, things just had to get better. The sad part of it was, this would be the last Thanksgiving for over half of them!

    The minesweeper USS Pioneer rescued 606 survivors of the sinking. PFC. Cochran remains were recovered or he may have died in hospital.

Alice Agnes Griesbach

F, b. July 6, 1917, d. January 16, 2007

Parents

Family: Joseph John Wismans (b. March 29, 1918, d. October 28, 2004)

Biography

  • Birth: Alice Agnes Griesbach was born on July 6, 1917 in Mackville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 16, 2007, at age 89.
  • Burial: She was buried in Caledonia, Racine Co, Wisconsin.

Antonius Sebastianus Verkuijlen

M, b. circa 1770, d. July 24, 1827

Parents

Family: Petronella Francisci DeGroot (b. circa 1770)

Biography

  • Birth: Antonius Sebastianus Verkuijlen was born circa 1770.
  • Death: He died on July 24, 1827 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Petronella Francisci DeGroot

F, b. circa 1770

Family: Antonius Sebastianus Verkuijlen (b. circa 1770, d. July 24, 1827)

Biography

  • Birth: Petronella Francisci DeGroot was born circa 1770.

Sebastian Verkuijlen

M, b. circa 1740

Family: Catharina Wouters (b. circa 1740)

Biography

  • Birth: Sebastian Verkuijlen was born circa 1740.

Catharina Wouters

F, b. circa 1740

Family: Sebastian Verkuijlen (b. circa 1740)

Biography

  • Birth: Catharina Wouters was born circa 1740.

Adriana VanSleeuwen

F, b. September 15, 1834

Parents

Family: Jacobus VanderRijt (b. March 15, 1830, d. January 16, 1915)

Biography

  • Birth: Adriana VanSleeuwen was born on September 15, 1834 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Jacobus VanderRijt were married on May 23, 1857 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Joannes Vandenberg

M, b. October 9, 1825

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Joannes Vandenberg was born on October 9, 1825 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Robert Main

M, b. circa 1885, d. November 19, 1918

Family: Anne Helena Mueller (b. October 16, 1887, d. August 24, 1967)

Biography

  • Birth: Robert Main was born circa 1885.
  • Marriage: He and Anne Helena Mueller were married on February 22, 1909.
  • Death: Robert Main died on November 19, 1918 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Mary Elizabeth Main

F, b. May 8, 1919, d. December 6, 2006

Parents

Family: Donald Holloway (b. April 7, 1921, d. April 19, 2009)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Elizabeth Main was born on May 8, 1919.
  • Death: She died on December 6, 2006, at age 87, in Janesville, Rock Co, Wisconsin.
  • Graduation: She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1936.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Donald Holloway

M, b. April 7, 1921, d. April 19, 2009

Family: Mary Elizabeth Main (b. May 8, 1919, d. December 6, 2006)

Biography

  • Birth: Donald Holloway was born on April 7, 1921.
  • Death: He died on April 19, 2009, at age 88, in Janesville, Rock Co, Wisconsin.

Joseph V Krahn

M, b. December 16, 1884, d. August 24, 1967

Family: Anne Helena Mueller (b. October 16, 1887, d. August 24, 1967)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph V Krahn was born on December 16, 1884 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Anne Helena Mueller were married on March 2, 1921.
  • Death: Joseph V Krahn died on August 24, 1967, at age 82.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Clayton Charles Fargo

M, b. December 8, 1911, d. November 11, 1993

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Clayton Charles Fargo was born on December 8, 1911.
  • Death: He died on November 11, 1993, at age 81, in Seattle, King Co, Washington.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

John Mitchell Fargo

M, b. January 1912

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: John Mitchell Fargo was born in January 1912.
  • Death: He died in KIA WWII.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Helena Fargo

F, b. November 21, 1914, d. December 16, 1976

Parents

Family: Edson Scott Canfield (b. November 22, 1915, d. September 1974)

Biography

  • Birth: Helena Fargo was born on November 21, 1914.
  • Marriage: She and Edson Scott Canfield were married on June 3, 1944.
  • Death: Helena Fargo died on December 16, 1976, at age 62, in Michigan City, LaPorte Co, Indiana.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Edson Scott Canfield

M, b. November 22, 1915, d. September 1974

Family: Helena Fargo (b. November 21, 1914, d. December 16, 1976)

Biography

  • Birth: Edson Scott Canfield was born on November 22, 1915.
  • Marriage: He and Helena Fargo were married on June 3, 1944.
  • Death: Edson Scott Canfield died in September 1974, at age 58, in Indiana.