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William C Peters

M, b. January 20, 1919, d. November 24, 1985

Parents

Family: Margie Sampson (b. January 21, 1918)

Biography

  • Birth: William C Peters was born on January 20, 1919 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Margie Sampson were married on October 20, 1945.
  • Death: William C Peters died on November 24, 1985, at age 66, in Marshfield, Wood Co, Wisconsin.

Margie Sampson

F, b. January 21, 1918

Family: William C Peters (b. January 20, 1919, d. November 24, 1985)

Biography

  • Birth: Margie Sampson was born on January 21, 1918.
  • Marriage: She and William C Peters were married on October 20, 1945.

Robert Peters

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Paul Theodore Onkels

M, b. December 23, 1906, d. January 12, 1981

Parents

  • Father: George Onkels (b. September 22, 1865, d. December 24, 1952)
  • Mother: Mary Micke (b. March 11, 1872, d. December 19, 1940)

Family: Myrtle Faye Stine (b. November 4, 1912, d. August 2, 2000)

Biography

  • Birth: Paul Theodore Onkels was born on December 23, 1906 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Myrtle Faye Stine were married on May 20, 1936 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Paul Theodore Onkels died on January 12, 1981, at age 74, in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Myrtle Faye Stine

F, b. November 4, 1912, d. August 2, 2000

Parents

Family: Paul Theodore Onkels (b. December 23, 1906, d. January 12, 1981)

Biography

  • Birth: Myrtle Faye Stine was born on November 4, 1912.
  • Marriage: She and Paul Theodore Onkels were married on May 20, 1936 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Myrtle Faye Stine died on August 2, 2000, at age 87.

Walter J Stine

M, b. December 4, 1876, d. November 19, 1952

Family: Maggie May Butler (b. October 29, 1881, d. February 16, 1915)

Biography

  • Birth: Walter J Stine was born on December 4, 1876.
  • Marriage: He and Maggie May Butler were married on February 8, 1906 in Freeport, Stephenson Co, Illinois.
  • Death: Walter J Stine died on November 19, 1952, at age 75, in New London, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Maggie May Butler

F, b. October 29, 1881, d. February 16, 1915

Family: Walter J Stine (b. December 4, 1876, d. November 19, 1952)

Biography

  • Birth: Maggie May Butler was born on October 29, 1881 in Illinois.
  • Marriage: She and Walter J Stine were married on February 8, 1906 in Freeport, Stephenson Co, Illinois.
  • Death: Maggie May Butler died on February 16, 1915, at age 33, in Freeport, Stephenson Co, Illinois.

Donna Lou Onkels

F, b. February 27, 1937, d. September 1, 2015

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Biography

  • Birth: Donna Lou Onkels was born on February 27, 1937.
  • Marriage: She was married on October 19, 1957 in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 1, 2015, at age 78.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Donna L. (Onkels) Kessler passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 with family by her side, after a brief illness and a courageous 36 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

    She was born February 27, 1937 to the late Paul and Myrtle (Stine) Onkels. She attended grade school at St. Mary Catholic School in Kaukauna. Donna graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1955. This is where she met the "Love" of her life, Bill Kessler. They united in marriage on October 19, 1957 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Kaukauna. They had three children Greg, Sherie and Kaye.

    Donna was a stay at home mom until her youngest was in grade school. She went back to school at Fox Valley Technical College where she graduated with a degree in business. She worked for the Kaukauna School District at Electra Quinney School as a secretary to the vice principal. She enjoyed her job immensely, and had to retire because of her deteriorated health due to the 1979 Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis. We almost lost her in 1994, but she fought to be with her family several more years to see her grandchildren be born, get married and meet her great grandchildren.

    On October 19, 2007 she and Bill renewed their wedding vows at St. Mary Catholic Church with family and friends to celebrate their "50th" wedding anniversary which was followed by a reception at The Fifth Quarter in Little Cute.

    She was married 57 years to Bill, who was her best friend, love of her life, and devoted husband and caretaker up until her passing.

    Donna served on the Board of Directors for the Kaukauna Alumni Association, and for the Kaukauna Athletic Club. She was also a member of Country Side Snowmobiling Club. Donna enjoyed bowling, shooting pool with her friends, knitting, camping, spending time at the cottage with her family, watching sunsets, and riding in the pontoon boat.

    She is survived by her loving and caring husband, Bill; her children, Greg (Dana) Kessler, Sherie (Dennis) Maloney and Kaye (special friend Ty) Kessler Potter; grandchildren, Seychelle Kessler, Margaux Kessler, Jacqueline Kessler and Caroline Kessler, Doug (Erin) Janssen, Tim (Brittany) Janssen, Michael Janssen, Madison Maloney, James Maloney, and Bronson Potter; great grandchildren, Adalene Anne Janssen, Beckett William Janssen and a new great grand baby to arrive February 2016. Donna is further survived by her sister Jean Breit, Mary (Bob) Peterson her brother Glenn (Susan) Onkels; her in-laws Carl (Grace) Kessler, George (Pat) Kessler, Elizabeth Biestervald, Dave Coenen, Chris (Rob) Wierzbinski, and Judy Van Krey; and several nieces and nephews.

    Donna was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Myrtle Onkels, father and mother-in-law Carl and Elizabeth Kessler, brothers-in-law, Cyril Breit, Raymond Biestervald, Joe Van Krey, and her sisters-in-law, Mary Van Krey, Joanne Coenen and a nephew Mark Kessler.

    The funeral liturgy for Donna will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at ST. KATHARINE DREXEL, ST. MARY CHURCH, 119 W. Seventh Street in Kaukauna, with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Inurnment will take place in the parish cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends at the church from 1:00 pm until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name. Online condolences can be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.

    The Kessler family would like to thank St. Paul Elder Care Staff for all the compassion and exceptional care they showed Donna and her family while she was residing there.

    Thank you to all the Hospice staff who helped the family during this very emotional and difficult time.

    The family would also like to thank Fr. Jerry, Dr. Schoening, Dr. Lorbach, and the Fargo Funeral Home.

    Donna, Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma thank you for fighting a long courageous battle, so you could be with your family for a very long time. You will be forever in our hearts, we love you beyond words! Until we meet again...
  • Graduation: She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1955.

Jean Ann Onkels

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Family: Cyril Breit (b. October 23, 1939, d. August 23, 2009)

William Kessler

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Family: Donna Lou Onkels (b. February 27, 1937, d. September 1, 2015)

Cyril Breit

M, b. October 23, 1939, d. August 23, 2009

Biography

  • Birth: Cyril Breit was born on October 23, 1939 in New Holstein, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He was married on September 10, 1960 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on August 23, 2009, at age 69.
  • Burial: He was buried in Lena, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: August 25, 2009


    Breit, Cyril "Cy"


    Cyril "Cy" Breit, of Lena, IL, beloved husband, cherished father and grandfather, dear brother-in-law, uncle and good friend, passed away after a courageous battle with esophagus cancer. He was a vibrant 69-year-old who passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on August 23, 2009. Cy was born in New Holstein, WI, on October 23, 1939. He was the son of John and Anita (Schmitz) Breit. He was a graduate of Kaukauna High School in the class of 1958. On September 10, 1960, he married his high school sweetheart Jean Ann Onkels in Kaukauna, WI. Cy was employed by Leath Furniture in Wausau and Oshkosh, WI, and later at Leath Furniture in Freeport, IL. He also worked for Perdue Marina and Ferrell Gas of Freeport for many years. He returned to furniture sales and was employed by Leamon's Furniture of Lena and Hartman Furniture in Freeport until its store closing.

    Cy was a founding member of the Blackhawk Trailblazers Snowmobiling Club, the patriarch of the 2008 Illinois Snowmobiling Association's Family of the Year Award. He enjoyed snowmobiling in the local area including Northern Wisconsin, going to NASCAR races in Michigan with family, traveling, camping with the Vagabonds Camping Club, hunting, fishing, and riding his bicycle.

    Cy's main passion was spending time with his grandchildren. He was a friend and confidant to many who were lucky to know him and will be dearly missed. He enjoyed life and laughter. All who knew him were touched by his sense of humor and positive spirit. Cy was preceded in death by his parents John and Anita Breit, his brother Kenneth Breit and sister Germaine Strong.

    He is survived by his wife of 49 years Jean (Onkels) Breit, daughters: Faye (Craig) Heilman, Lynn (Kirk) Polhill, all of Lena; son Ken (Christine) Breit, Simpsonville, SC; his grandchildren: Kyle, Kory, Kaitlyn Polhill, Ashley, Austin (Michelle Magee), Brock Heilman, Delaney and Kylie Breit. Also, foster children: Laurie (Dan) Overesch, Appleton, WI; Michael (Julie) Rabideau, Green Bay, WI; a brother-in-law Gerald Strong, Pewaukee, WI. as well as many nieces and nephews.

    Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 27th, 2009, at Leamon's Funeral Home in Lena. Services will be held on Friday, August 28th, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lena, IL. There will be a visitation from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. before the service at the church. Rev. Max J. Striedl will officiate the service. Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Lena. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, CaringBridge.org or Hospice and would be appreciated by the family.Friends many send condolences to the family at

    www.leamonfh.com.

Joannis Benzschawel

M, b. January 13, 1808, d. January 13, 1868

Family: Catherine Britten (b. circa 1805, d. November 25, 1884)

Biography

  • Birth: Joannis Benzschawel was born on January 13, 1808 in Ockfen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Trier-Sarburg, Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Catherine Britten were married on January 16, 1834 in Germany.
  • Death: Joannis Benzschawel died on January 13, 1868, at age 60, in Ockfen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Trier-Sarburg, Germany.

Catherine Britten

F, b. circa 1805, d. November 25, 1884

Family: Joannis Benzschawel (b. January 13, 1808, d. January 13, 1868)

Biography

  • Birth: Catherine Britten was born circa 1805.
  • Marriage: She and Joannis Benzschawel were married on January 16, 1834 in Germany.
  • Death: Catherine Britten died on November 25, 1884 in Ockfen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Trier-Sarburg, Germany.

Jacob Horn

M, b. February 5, 1840, d. November 28, 1928

Family 1: Gertrude Petri (b. May 26, 1851, d. July 14, 1884)

Family 2: Mary Holderman (b. December 28, 1854, d. August 3, 1909)

Biography

  • Birth: Jacob Horn was born on February 5, 1840 in Irsch, Trier-Saarburg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
  • Death: He died on November 28, 1928, at age 88, in St John, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, St John, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Mary Holderman

F, b. December 28, 1854, d. August 3, 1909

Family: Jacob Horn (b. February 5, 1840, d. November 28, 1928)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Holderman was born on December 28, 1854.
  • Death: She died on August 3, 1909, at age 54, in Town of Harrison, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Anna Catherine Horn

F, b. July 17, 1882, d. February 9, 1920

Parents

  • Father: Jacob Horn (b. February 5, 1840, d. November 28, 1928)
  • Mother: Mary Holderman (b. December 28, 1854, d. August 3, 1909)

Family: John Aloysius Retterath (b. June 24, 1892, d. February 8, 1964)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Catherine Horn was born on July 17, 1882 in Town of Harrison, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John Aloysius Retterath were married on February 15, 1915 in St John, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Anna Catherine Horn died on February 9, 1920, at age 37, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

John Aloysius Retterath

M, b. June 24, 1892, d. February 8, 1964

Family: Anna Catherine Horn (b. July 17, 1882, d. February 9, 1920)

Biography

  • Birth: John Aloysius Retterath was born on June 24, 1892 in Fond du Lac, Fond du lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Catherine Horn were married on February 15, 1915 in St John, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: John Aloysius Retterath died on February 8, 1964, at age 71.

Gertrude Petri

F, b. May 26, 1851, d. July 14, 1884

Parents

Family: Jacob Horn (b. February 5, 1840, d. November 28, 1928)

Biography

  • Birth: Gertrude Petri was born on May 26, 1851 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on July 14, 1884, at age 33.

Anton Horn

M, b. November 6, 1871, d. April 5, 1942

Parents

  • Father: Jacob Horn (b. February 5, 1840, d. November 28, 1928)
  • Mother: Gertrude Petri (b. May 26, 1851, d. July 14, 1884)

Family 1: Maria Ann Bauer (b. January 9, 1869, d. October 29, 1908)

Family 2: Magdalena Moehn (b. November 16, 1874, d. February 16, 1963)

Biography

  • Birth: Anton Horn was born on November 6, 1871 in Fond du lac County, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Maria Ann Bauer were married on January 16, 1894 in St John, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: Anton Horn and Magdalena Moehn were married on March 17, 1919 in St Rose Church, Clintonville, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Anton Horn died on April 5, 1942, at age 70.
  • Burial: He was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sherwood, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Sherwood Man, 70, Dies at His Home. Anton Horn, 70, died Sunday at his home after a long illness. He was born Nov. 6, 1871 in St. Joseph, Wis., He resided on a farm southeast of Sherwood and moved to the village 14 years ago. Survivors are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Eckes, Sherwood; Mrs. Nick Eckes, Appleton; Mrs. Si Hermsen, Green Bay; three step-daughters, Miss Lucille Shankey, Sherwood; Mrs. Walter Morgan, Mrs. Elmer Fremy, Milwaukee; three sons, Anton, San Pedro, Calif.; Joseph, Little Chute; Jacob, Kaukauna; five sisters, Mrs. Rose Thiel, St. John; Mrs. Peter Ditter, St. Peter; Mrs. Lefeber, Mrs. Joseph Lefeber, St. Joseph; Mrs. Kate Marx, Athens; one brother, Jacob, Sherwood; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 8:45 Wednesday morning at the residence and at 9 o'clock at Sacred Heart church in Stockbridge, with burial in the parish cemetery. The body may be viewed at the home after 6 o'clock tonight.

Maria Ann Bauer

F, b. January 9, 1869, d. October 29, 1908

Parents

Family: Anton Horn (b. November 6, 1871, d. April 5, 1942)

Biography

  • Birth: Maria Ann Bauer was born on January 9, 1869 in Town of Woodville, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Anton Horn were married on January 16, 1894 in St John, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Maria Ann Bauer died on October 29, 1908, at age 39.
  • Burial: She was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sherwood, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: St. John - We have to report a pitiable death this week. Death took a loyal wife from her husband, a loving mother from her children who still need her maternal care. On Thursday of last week, Mrs. Maria Horn, nee Bauer, died of childbirth at her home in the Town of Harrison. The deceased was born on Jan. 9th, 1868, in the Town of Woodville, Calumet County, Wis. Her age was 40 years, 9 mos. 20 days. She married her surviving husband Anton Horn on Jan. 16, 1894. Since that time they lived on their farm in the Town of Harrison. Besides her grieving husband, she leaves behind 7 children, Maria, Anton, Rosa, Michael, Joseph, Elisabeth and Jakob as well as her aging parents. The funeral took place last Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. with Roman Catholic services at the Heart-Jesus-Church and its cemetery in Sherwood. Mr. Friedrich Bauer, the deceased's brother, and his family attended the funeral. On Saturday of last week, Miss Maria Bauer from Appleton came here to visit her parents.

Frederick Schmidt

M, b. October 29, 1845, d. August 1, 1921

Family: Barbara Emmer (b. April 25, 1849, d. July 15, 1924)

Biography

  • Birth: Frederick Schmidt was born on October 29, 1845 in Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Barbara Emmer were married on November 10, 1868 in Brown County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Frederick Schmidt died on August 1, 1921, at age 75, in Sherwood, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, St John, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Barbara Emmer

F, b. April 25, 1849, d. July 15, 1924

Family: Frederick Schmidt (b. October 29, 1845, d. August 1, 1921)

Biography

  • Birth: Barbara Emmer was born on April 25, 1849 in Germany.
  • Marriage: She and Frederick Schmidt were married on November 10, 1868 in Brown County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Barbara Emmer died on July 15, 1924, at age 75, in Calumet County, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, St John, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Jacob Halbach

M, b. July 24, 1824, d. June 4, 1903

Parents

Family: Anna Catherine Weber (b. April 25, 1836, d. August 14, 1897)

Biography

  • Birth: Jacob Halbach was born on July 24, 1824 in Wehr, Kreis Ahrweiler, Regierungs-Bezirk Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz.
  • Death: He died on June 4, 1903, at age 78, in Brothertown, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Anna Catherine Weber

F, b. April 25, 1836, d. August 14, 1897

Parents

Family: Jacob Halbach (b. July 24, 1824, d. June 4, 1903)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Catherine Weber was born on April 25, 1836.
  • Death: She died on August 14, 1897, at age 61.