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Isaac Willard Solberg

M, b. September 29, 1908, d. November 10, 1973

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Isaac Willard Solberg was born on September 29, 1908 in Peshtigo, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 10, 1973, at age 65, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Marie A Derks

F, b. July 27, 1904, d. August 13, 1988

Parents

Family: Edward F Wulgaert (b. November 10, 1902, d. May 15, 1976)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie A Derks was born on July 27, 1904 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Edward F Wulgaert were married in 1924.
  • Death: Marie A Derks died on August 13, 1988, at age 84, in Larsen, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Edward F Wulgaert

M, b. November 10, 1902, d. May 15, 1976

Parents

Family: Marie A Derks (b. July 27, 1904, d. August 13, 1988)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward F Wulgaert was born on November 10, 1902.
  • Marriage: He and Marie A Derks were married in 1924.
  • Death: Edward F Wulgaert died on May 15, 1976, at age 73, in Larsen, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: This is our senior wet machine tender, Edward Wulgaert. He was elevated to this position in the middle twenties after only a few years of service, a tribute to
    his quality of leadership.

    Wise investments, years of hard workg and thrift management have made the Wulgaert family financially independent. It has been said that Barney Hietpas and Ed Wulgaert own the controlling shares of Kaukauna's Draper Street on Highway 96, but this is not official.

    We know that Ed and Marie have done well. They have two daughters and a son. Marion is 35 and a graduate of the school of nursing in Milwaukee. Margaret Ann is 34 and Edward H. is 25. The latter graduated in to the teaching profession and is a member of the faculty of Combined Locks State Graded School. The youth
    is also president of the Outagamie Teachers Association. He has been a vacation employee at our mill in recent summers.

    The family has a cottage on Lake Poygan which is in constant use during the summer months. Fishing and boating are a daily must at the cottage. We understand Ed now owns a new cruiser which takes them all around the lakes and rivers in the area. His real problem is netting the big ones for Marie. It seems that when the fish are biting, Ed has to throw the bait a way to get his wife off the lake. The grandchildren really enjoy the cruises around the lake t says Marie.

    Mr. Wulgaert is an avowed deer hunter and has been successful at times. In winter months. Ed isn't idle. He has a well organized workshop where he makes cabinets, shadow boxes and does other carpentry work. During recent years he has remodeled his own home and built a cottage and boathouse.

    His son Edward H. was graduated from Officers Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. He is presently Executive Officer, Headquarters Company, 1st B.G 127th Inf., Wisconsin Ang.

    As senior wet machine tender Ed has made several trips to our eastern subsidiary to render assistance in their pulp mill operations and also has been at Cuneo Press at Chicago at the request of the Company.

Loretta Derks

F, b. 1907, d. 1923

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Loretta Derks was born in 1907.
  • Death: She died in 1923, at age ~16.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Robert R Guse

M, b. 1848, d. 1937

Family: Caroline Loehlein (b. October 4, 1863, d. 1946)

Biography

  • Birth: Robert R Guse was born in 1848.
  • Death: He died in 1937, at age ~89.

Caroline Loehlein

F, b. October 4, 1863, d. 1946

Parents

Family: Robert R Guse (b. 1848, d. 1937)

Biography

  • Birth: Caroline Loehlein was born on October 4, 1863 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died in 1946, at age ~83, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Ulrich (Alrich) Schermitzler

M, b. January 22, 1849, d. March 23, 1923

Parents

Family: Helen Meyer (b. December 4, 1854, d. October 30, 1940)

Biography

  • Birth: Ulrich (Alrich) Schermitzler was born on January 22, 1849 in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Helen Meyer were married on June 4, 1871.
  • Death: Ulrich (Alrich) Schermitzler died on March 23, 1923, at age 74, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Helen Meyer

F, b. December 4, 1854, d. October 30, 1940

Parents

Family: Ulrich (Alrich) Schermitzler (b. January 22, 1849, d. March 23, 1923)

Biography

  • Birth: Helen Meyer was born on December 4, 1854 in Reedsville, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Ulrich (Alrich) Schermitzler were married on June 4, 1871.
  • Death: Helen Meyer died on October 30, 1940, at age 85, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

William Pendergast

M, b. May 11, 1849, d. 1896

Parents

Family 1: Catherine O'Riley (b. June 20, 1854, d. May 30, 1886)

Family 2: Mary Annette Brighton (b. June 6, 1864, d. April 29, 1922)

Biography

  • Birth: William Pendergast was born on May 11, 1849 in New Brunswick, Canada.
  • Marriage: He and Catherine O'Riley were married on February 28, 1876 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: William Pendergast died in 1896, at age ~47.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Catherine O'Riley

F, b. June 20, 1854, d. May 30, 1886

Parents

Family: William Pendergast (b. May 11, 1849, d. 1896)

Biography

  • Birth: Catherine O'Riley was born on June 20, 1854.
  • Marriage: She and William Pendergast were married on February 28, 1876 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Catherine O'Riley died on May 30, 1886, at age 31.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

William Wenzel

M, b. January 1, 1854, d. 1917

Family: Sophia Schultz (b. January 7, 1860, d. January 4, 1937)

Biography

  • Birth: William Wenzel was born on January 1, 1854 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Sophia Schultz were married on November 23, 1878 in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: William Wenzel died in 1917, at age ~63, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Sophia Schultz

F, b. January 7, 1860, d. January 4, 1937

Parents

Family: William Wenzel (b. January 1, 1854, d. 1917)

Biography

  • Birth: Sophia Schultz was born on January 7, 1860 in Mechlenburg, Schwerin, Germany.
  • Marriage: She and William Wenzel were married on November 23, 1878 in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Sophia Schultz died on January 4, 1937, at age 76, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Michael Gainor

M, b. August 25, 1836, d. December 24, 1924

Family: Johanna Barry (b. September 16, 1860, d. April 10, 1895)

Biography

  • Birth: Michael Gainor was born on August 25, 1836 in Ireland.
  • Marriage: He and Johanna Barry were married on May 29, 1876.
  • Death: Michael Gainor died on December 24, 1924, at age 88, in Mackville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Edward Cemetery, Mackville, Wisconsin.
  • Note: October 8, 1923
    Michael Gainor Still Sings Irish Songs Despite 87 Years
    Mackville Pioneer Hale and Hearty After Long and Active Life
    By W. F. Winsey
    After working in the garden all morning, Michael Gainor, 87 year old Mackville, complained to the writer a few days ago, that he was getting a trifle weaker day by day and less ale to stand physical exertion than when he was younger.
    "Are you not in good health," inquired the writer.
    "Yes," was the prompt reply, "I have a good appetite, sleep soundly and was never ill a day in my life."
    "If that is the case and if you would go easy on that work in the garden, you might hold your own and even notice some improvement," suggested the writer. "You are no spring chicken and you should not try to keep pace with young birds."
    After this introductory dialogue was completed in the Gainor home, Mr. Gainor for the entertainment of his guest sand a good old Irish song. Stimulated by the words and the music, weariness was displaced by animation. At this point, Mr. Gainor declared that he had sung Irish songs and played the violin in his home and at parties and dances for the last fifty years.
    In October, 1877, soon after he was married to Johanna Barry while working for the Barrys near Mackville, Mr. Gainor bought a stock of goods in Chicago and opened up a general store and saloon in Mackville.
    2 Families In Village
    At the time Mr. Gainor started in business, he had, as competitors in the saloon business, Geo. Rabb and Edward McGillan. There were only two families living in the village and David Barry who cut down the first tree in the town of Center was living to the north of the village. Barry settled in the town of Center in 1845. A log church, built by Peter Hephner who settled in Mackville in 1849 and who donated the land for a new church and the cemetery, was standing when Gainor opened up his doors for business, but the frame of the new church had been put up.
    Mr. Gainor was a large contributor to the building of the new church and new sisters' house and helped to build them. As soon as he could, he bought the old house, formerly occupied by the sisters, moved it to an acre of ground and is not living in the house and working the land.
    After enjoying a very prosperous business for a long term of years, and setting aside a snug little fortune, Gainor rented his store to Philip Barry in 1893, bought five houses in Appleton and retired from business. His store burned to the ground in 1898.
    To rebuild he sold his five houses in Appleton, moved back again to Mackville and when the new building was ready for occupancy, opened up a new general store and saloon. He continued in business till nine years ago when he sold out to his son Joseph and retired for the second time.
    In 1847, when the famine in Ireland drove a number of emigrants to America, the Gainor family and a party of relatives and friends started from the city of Limerick for Quebec. In the Gainor family were father and mother, Mrs. Patrick Patten, Appleton, and Mrs. John Barry. They went to Canada to join an uncle who had been writing and inviting them to come. The party landed at Montreal, stayed there a few weeks and proceeded by team and boat to Branford, Canada, where the elder Gainor died.
    After the death of the father the family moved to Norwich township, later to Woodstock and remained in Canada until October 1849. After the mother had married Philip Greening, a blacksmith, Thomas Hays, an uncle of the Gainors who was a builder of locks on the Fox river, invited the family to come to the Fox river valley.

Johanna Barry

F, b. September 16, 1860, d. April 10, 1895

Parents

Family: Michael Gainor (b. August 25, 1836, d. December 24, 1924)

Biography

  • Birth: Johanna Barry was born on September 16, 1860 in Town of Center, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Michael Gainor were married on May 29, 1876.
  • Death: Johanna Barry died on April 10, 1895, at age 34, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Edward Cemetery, Mackville, Wisconsin.

Thomas Joseph Femal

M, b. July 21, 1863, d. August 8, 1936

Parents

Family 1: Gertrude Hartman (b. October 1863, d. January 13, 1905)

Family 2: Mary Ellen O'Connell (b. January 13, 1864, d. July 5, 1950)

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Joseph Femal was born on July 21, 1863 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Gertrude Hartman were married in 1886.
  • Marriage: Thomas Joseph Femal and Mary Ellen O'Connell were married on September 25, 1906 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Thomas Joseph Femal died on August 8, 1936, at age 73, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Gertrude Hartman

F, b. October 1863, d. January 13, 1905

Family: Thomas Joseph Femal (b. July 21, 1863, d. August 8, 1936)

Biography

  • Birth: Gertrude Hartman was born in October 1863.
  • Marriage: She and Thomas Joseph Femal were married in 1886.
  • Death: Gertrude Hartman died on January 13, 1905, at age 41, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Daniel D McCarthy

M, b. March 4, 1855, d. March 7, 1900

Parents

Family: Elizabeth Murray (b. November 1862, d. 1936)

Biography

  • Birth: Daniel D McCarthy was born on March 4, 1855.
  • Death: He died on March 7, 1900, at age 45, in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Kaukauna Times March 9, 1900 Page 1

    Daniel D. McCarty of this city, who has been at the hospital in Oshkosh receiving medical treatment, departed this life last Wednesday morning. The sad intelligence was not wholly unlooked for my his relatives here, for he has been suffering for two years past from the effects of a stroke of Paralysis, and all knew that it was only a question of time when he must be taken to that borne from whence no traveler returns. Therefore the news of his death did not carry with it the shock that a sudden and unexpected one would.

    The deceased was born at Kenosha, March 4, 1855 [census says NY?], and was therefore 45 years of age last Sunday. Three years later his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis McCarty, settled upon their old homestead a few miles north of this city, where Dan was raised into manhood. He therefore is known as one of the early pioneers of Kaukauna, for besides having spend his entire life here, he had with the exception of a few years, resided after reaching manhood, in the city. He was one of the builders and owners of the old Twin City hall which was erected and operated as the north side's place of amusement in the early '80's and which subsequently was destroyed by fire. He also served as alderman several years when the city was first incorporated, and at one time was marshal. His entire life as will readily be seen has been identified with Kaukauna, where so many friends deeply regretted his misfortune a couple of years ago when he was stricken with paralysis at Wilson Mich., where he was then conducting a stavemill, and who now again drop a tear at his departure.

    Deceased was united in marriage to Miss Lizzie Murray in this city, November 2, 1882, who with five children - two boys and three girls, survive him.

    The remains were brought home from Oshkosh Wednesday evening on the 6:25 passenger and the funeral occurred at 9 o'clock this morning from the Holy Cross Church, being very largely attended.

Elizabeth Murray

F, b. November 1862, d. 1936

Family: Daniel D McCarthy (b. March 4, 1855, d. March 7, 1900)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Murray was born in November 1862.
  • Death: She died in 1936, at age ~74.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Ruth Marie DeGroot

F, b. October 3, 1926, d. July 16, 2010

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Ruth Marie DeGroot was born on October 3, 1926 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She was married on July 1, 1950 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on July 16, 2010, at age 83, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Allouez Catholic Cemetery, Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Ruth M. (De Groot) Hendricks, 83, De Pere, passed away peacefully at her home, Friday, July 16, 2010, surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 3, 1926, to the late Joseph and Minnie (Williamsen) De Groot and lived her entire life in De Pere.

    Ruth attended St. Mary's Grade School and De Pere High School, graduating with the class of 1944.

    She married Mark L. Hendricks on July 1, 1950 at St. Mary Catholic Church, De Pere and enjoyed 60 years of marriage together. Ruth was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Community, where she worked in the kitchen for many funeral luncheons. She also volunteered at at De Pere Christian Outreach and St. Vincent De Paul.

    Survivors include her loving husband, Mark; four children: Jeff (Cathy) Hendricks, Oregon, IL; Mary Beth (Robert) Hollis, Schofield, WI; Tom (Terry) Hendricks, De Pere; and Todd (Cathy) Hendricks, De Pere; grandchildren Jessica (Pat) Jones, Aaron and Mark Hendricks, Alex and Sam Hollis, and Logan Hendricks; sister, Marilyn (Dave) Denissen; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

    Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Mark J. Hendricks; step-mother, Evelyn Hutton De Groot; brother-in-law, Dave Denissen; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herbert and Elizabeth Hendricks.

    Family and friends may call Monday, July 19 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere, where there will be a prayer service at 7:30. Visitation will continue on Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Community, Pope John the XXIII Circle, off Sportsman Drive, town of Ledgeview, from 10 a.m. until the hour of mass. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at the church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John H. Harper officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed to Ruth's family at www.cotterfuneralhome.com.

    The family would like to extend a special thank you to Unity Hospice and all the family and friends that have shown support and helped us through this difficult time. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

Mark Lewis Hendricks

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Parents

Family: Ruth Marie DeGroot (b. October 3, 1926, d. July 16, 2010)

Edward John VanStraten

M, b. October 4, 1894, d. July 23, 1967

Parents

Family: Emma Driesel (b. August 1890, d. April 12, 1970)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward John VanStraten was born on October 4, 1894 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Emma Driesel were married on February 12, 1920 in Menominee, Menominee Co, Michigan.
  • Death: Edward John VanStraten died on July 23, 1967, at age 72, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.

Emma Driesel

F, b. August 1890, d. April 12, 1970

Family: Edward John VanStraten (b. October 4, 1894, d. July 23, 1967)

Biography

  • Birth: Emma Driesel was born in August 1890 in Texas.
  • Marriage: She and Edward John VanStraten were married on February 12, 1920 in Menominee, Menominee Co, Michigan.
  • Death: Emma Driesel died on April 12, 1970, at age 79, in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.

Jeffrey Lee Hendricks

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Jessica Ann Hendricks

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