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Maria Joanna VanLee

F, b. February 8, 1881, d. May 12, 1951


Family: Theodorus Ceelen (b. July 24, 1876, d. August 22, 1956)


  • Birth: Maria Joanna VanLee was born on February 8, 1881.
  • Death: She died on May 12, 1951, at age 70, in Oss, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Hendrikus Ceelen

M, b. August 21, 1844, d. April 9, 1923


  • Father: Jan Ceelen (b. November 12, 1811, d. March 15, 1884)
  • Mother: Ida VanLeuken (b. July 15, 1820, d. November 30, 1866)

Family: Petronella Smits (b. December 26, 1847, d. December 6, 1918)


  • Birth: Hendrikus Ceelen was born on August 21, 1844 in Oss, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Petronella Smits were married on May 14, 1875.
  • Death: Hendrikus Ceelen died on April 9, 1923, at age 78, in Erp, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Frank Theodore VanderWielen

M, b. December 17, 1942, d. June 10, 1998


Family: Christine Zeutzius


  • Birth: Frank Theodore VanderWielen was born on December 17, 1942 in Lithoijen, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: He died on June 10, 1998, at age 55, in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Immigration: He immigrated in January 1953.

Henricus Heuitinck

M, b. December 26, 1794, d. September 8, 1869


Family: Berendina Willemina Strikken (b. circa 1795, d. July 16, 1847)


  • Birth: Henricus Heuitinck was born on December 26, 1794 in Groenlo, Gelderland, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Berendina Willemina Strikken were married on June 26, 1822 in Groenlo, Gelderland, Netherlands.
  • Death: Henricus Heuitinck died on September 8, 1869, at age 74, in Beltrum, Gelderland, Netherlands.

Berendina Willemina Strikken

F, b. circa 1795, d. July 16, 1847


Family: Henricus Heuitinck (b. December 26, 1794, d. September 8, 1869)


  • Birth: Berendina Willemina Strikken was born circa 1795.
  • Marriage: She and Henricus Heuitinck were married on June 26, 1822 in Groenlo, Gelderland, Netherlands.
  • Death: Berendina Willemina Strikken died on July 16, 1847 in Beltrum, Gelderland, Netherlands.

Gerhardus Strikken

M, b. circa 1765

Family: Joanna Buirseweide (b. circa 1765)


  • Birth: Gerhardus Strikken was born circa 1765.

Joanna Buirseweide

F, b. circa 1765

Family: Gerhardus Strikken (b. circa 1765)


  • Birth: Joanna Buirseweide was born circa 1765.

Alice Mary VanZeeland



Family 2: Leroy Norbert Coenen

Ellen Martha VanZeeland



Steven DeBruin



  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

William Ziehm



Andrea Southard



Jamie Southard



George T Schommer

M, b. September 20, 1887, d. December 12, 1936


Family: Anna VanAsten (b. October 25, 1889, d. March 28, 1984)


  • Birth: George T Schommer was born on September 20, 1887 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Anna VanAsten were married on September 12, 1916 in St Nicholas Church, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Death: George T Schommer died on December 12, 1936, at age 49.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Deaths
    December 13
    Geroge T. Schommer

    George T. Schommer, 49, Freedom, died at 10 o'clock last night at his home after a lingering illness. He was born Sept. 20, 1887, at Freedom and lived there all his life. He was a member of the Holy Name and St. Theresa societies at St. Nicholas church, Freedom.

    Survivors include the widow; three daughters, Miss Geneva, Miss Lorraine and Miss Georgianna, Freedom; two sons, Florian and Russell, Freedom; four brothers, William, Chicago; John, Leo and Henry, Freedom; two sisters, Mrs. Bert Maynard, Milwaukee; Mrs. Karl Greiner, Freedom; one step-brother, Nick Liesch, Jr., Freedom; step-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Liesch, Freedom.

    Funeral services have been tentatively set at 9 o'clock Friday morning at St. Nicholas church with the Rev. A. W. VanDyke in charge. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Prayers services will be held at 8 o'clock Wednesday and Thursday nights at the home.

George P Gerrits

M, b. March 27, 1893, d. June 4, 1970


Family: Regina VanAsten (b. March 19, 1894, d. December 3, 1973)


  • Birth: George P Gerrits was born on March 27, 1893.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on March 27, 1893 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 4, 1970, at age 77, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John the Baptist Cemetery, Howard, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Percy Lawson

M, b. April 20, 1887, d. July 23, 1939

Family: Marion Ardina Vosters (b. September 15, 1897, d. October 31, 1978)


  • Birth: Percy Lawson was born on April 20, 1887 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on July 23, 1939, at age 52.
  • Burial: He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin.

Anna Maria Vosters

F, b. October 29, 1900, d. December 27, 1994


Family: Clemens (Clarence) John Bachmann (b. January 26, 1898, d. October 1, 1978)


  • Birth: Anna Maria Vosters was born on October 29, 1900 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on October 31, 1900 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Clemens (Clarence) John Bachmann were married on June 3, 1919 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Anna Maria Vosters died on December 27, 1994, at age 94, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/6/52S.
  • Note: SOURCE: APPLETON POST CRESCENT OBITUARY Thursday, December 29, 1994 Mrs. Clarence Bachmann 'Anna Vosters' 2325 Harvest Dr. Appleton

    Age 94, died December 27, 1994. She was born October 29, 1900 in Little Chute, the daughter of the late Henry and Anna [DeBruin] Vosters.

    Survivors include two daughters; Grace and Jay Wells, Appleton; Anna Marie and Ken Gresen, Appleton; a son, Bob and Millie Bachmann, Appleton; three grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence in 1978. The Verkuilen Funeral Home, Little Chute is assisting the Family.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Grace Bachmann

F, b. June 8, 1929, d. September 16, 2007


Family: Jay Q Wells (b. July 8, 1929, d. April 22, 2007)


  • Birth: Grace Bachmann was born on June 8, 1929 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 16, 2007, at age 78.
  • Note: September 18, 2007

    Wells, Grace B. (Bachmann) Grace "Honey" Wells, Appleton, WI, found everlasting peace on September 16th, 2007. Grace was born in Little Chute, WI, to Clarence and Anna Bachmann. She was married to Jay Wells, an area musician, who passed away on April 22nd, 2007. She was the first woman department manager for Treasure Island, a subsidiary of J.C. Penney's. Grace represented Wisconsin as Ms. Senior Wisconsin at a Pageant in Reno, Nevada, in 1994. At Greenville Elementary she was known as the "Label Lady." She spent countless hours cutting and preparing the labels for the Campbells Soup rebate.

    She will be sadly missed by her loving son, Tony (Laurie) Wagner, Waupaca, WI; her step-daughter, Gail Johanek, Green Bay, WI; step-son, Jay Johanek, Lawton, OK; sister, Annmarie Gresens and nephew, Bob Gresens, Appleton, WI. Her happiest times were spent with her grandchildren: Lisa (Dave) Nickel, Menasha, WI; Kevin (Dora) Wagner, St. Paul, MN; Mara Wagner, New York, NY: and two great-grandchildren Will and Kyra Nickel. She is also survived by her step-granddaughter, Tavya (Shed) Morrow, Lawton, OK and her step great-grandson Syrus Morrow, Lawton, OK.

    Her parents and her brother Robert Bachmann preceded her in death.

    A Memorial Service to celebrate both the lives of Grace and her husband, Jay, will be held at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2007, at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME, 537 N. Superior St. Appleton, WI. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.


    537 North Superior Street

    Appleton 920-739-1231
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Carl Hogan


Allen M Nennig

M, b. August 6, 1931, d. May 25, 2017


Family: Mildred M Williamsen (b. November 5, 1933, d. October 13, 1995)


  • Birth: Allen M Nennig was born on August 6, 1931 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mildred M Williamsen were married on May 12, 1962 in St Therese Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Allen M Nennig died on May 25, 2017, at age 85, in Florida.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Margaret Mary Cemetery, Neenah, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Allen M. Nennig, 85, St. Johns, Florida, peacefully passed away on Thursday, May 25th, 2017, at Baptist South Hospital. He was born on August 6th, 1931, in Neenah, son of Zeno and Rosalie (Reininger) Nennig. Allen graduated from Neenah High School in 1949 and completed education for the electrician field. He was a U. S. Army veteran. He was united in marriage to Mildred Nennig (Williamson) on May 11, 1962 and she preceded him in death October 13, 1995. Allen worked as an electrician for the State of Wisconsin. He was also involved in politics, as an Alderman for the City of Appleton, and on the County Board of Supervisors. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Jacksonville, Fl. When he wasn't working, Allen was always enthusiastic to lend a hand (or two) to anyone needing his help. Allen loved the outdoors, and in his leisure time, he would enjoy waterskiing, jet skiing, boating with his family on Lake Winnebago, snowmobiling and playing his piano. He touched the lives of everyone he met, and could easily make you smile with his quick wit and friendliness.

    Allen is survived by children: Lynn (Craig) Connor, granddaughters: Alexis and Shannon, Phoenix; Cindy (Bret) Mack, grandsons: Blake, Matthew, and Jacob, St. Johns, Fl; a sister: Eileen (Arden) Tews; sisters-in-law, Judy and Joann Nennig; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

    Allen was also preceded in death by his parents: 3 brothers: Jerome, Lyle, and Jake.

    Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon, on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at the Kessler Funeral Home, 304 S. Commercial St., Neenah, with Fr. Larry Seidl officiating. Interment will be in St. Margaret Cemetery, Neenah. Visitation will be Sunday at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

Henry Williamsen



  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Clarence C Williamson

M, b. April 22, 1936, d. January 1, 2010



  • Birth: Clarence C Williamson was born on April 22, 1936 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Divorce: He was divorced.
  • Death: He died on January 1, 2010, at age 73.
  • Burial: He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Note: January 3, 2010

    Williamson, Clarence C.

    Clarence C. Williamson, 73, Neenah, passed away at his lake house Friday, Jan. 1, 20l0, surrounded by his loving family, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born April 22, 1936, in Appleton, son of the late Henry and Bertha (Foster) Williamson. He was formerly married to MaryEllen (Krolon) Williamson. Clarence was self-employed as a builder of custom homes, commercial and residential rentals.

    He is survived by a son, Jeff Williamson, Appleton; two daughters and a son-in-law, Julie Allcox, Corinth, Texas; Kathleen and Kurt Werner, Appleton; three grandchildren, Heather Allcox, Chad Allcox and Nicholas Allcox; two brothers, Norbert Williamson, Appleton; George Williamson, Kansas; four sisters, Bernice Maes, Kaukauna; Cecilia (Carl) Hojan, Tomahawk; Rose Hawley, Appleton; Mary Ann (Earl) Vande Hey, Darboy; former wife, MaryEllen Williamson; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

    He was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Pete and Henry; three sisters, Virginia Blair, Elizabeth Williamson and Mildred Nennig; and a son-in-law, Daniel Allcox.

    Services will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 20l0, at the Brettschneider-Trettin-Lederer Funeral Chapel with Deacon Maury Reed officiating. Friends may call at the funeral chapel on Thursday from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery.

    Memorials may be directed to Appleton ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens).



    606 N. Oneida St.

    Appleton 920-733-7383
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Earl John Frederick

M, b. February 18, 1924, d. April 19, 2005


Family: Marie Anna Voster (b. May 26, 1920, d. August 11, 1985)


  • Birth: Earl John Frederick was born on February 18, 1924 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Anna Voster were married on December 31, 1945.
  • Death: Earl John Frederick died on April 19, 2005, at age 81, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary Thursday, April 21, 2005
    Frederick, Earl J. Earl J. Frederick, of Appleton, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at Parkside Care Center in Little Chute. He was born in Appleton on February 18, 1924, the son of John and Clara (Dalkle) Frederick. On December 31, 1945 he married Marie Voster. She preceded him in death on August 12, 1985.

    He is survived by four children: Don (Sandy) Frederick, Glen Peters, Eunice (Edwin) Ellefson, and Nancy (Robert) VanLandghen, a sister, Beatrice (Herbert) Bastian, ten grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, three nephews and their families.

    Earl was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Marie Voster Peters Frederick.

    Per Earl’s wishes, private family services will be held.