George Wayne Lett
M, b. March 26, 1923, d. February 13, 2000
- Birth: George Wayne Lett was born on March 26, 1923 in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: He and Margaret E Marheine were married on December 12, 1948 in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: George Wayne Lett died on February 13, 2000, at age 76, in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
M, b. June 6, 1907, d. December 8, 1991
- Birth: Leo Bayer was born on June 6, 1907 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on December 8, 1991, at age 84, in Walla Walla, Walla Walla Co, Washington.
Doris M Bayer
F, b. August 3, 1927, d. July 7, 2016
- Birth: Doris M Bayer was born on August 3, 1927 in Menasha, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She was married in 1956.
- Death: She died on July 7, 2016, at age 88.
- Note: Doris M. Miller (Bayer), age 88, died peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Doris was born on August 3, 1927 in Menasha, WI to the late Greg and Emma Bayer. She graduated from St. Mary High School in Menasha in 1945. After graduation Doris worked at Banta Corporation for several years. She married the love of her life, Harold Miller in 1956 and just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Doris spent 60 years of her life keeping Harold in line and raising four children; John, Paul, Ann and Mary. Doris enjoyed cross-stitch, reading, puzzles, boating, seeing the U.S. on family vacations and watching her children and grandchildren in all their activities.
Doris is survived by her husband Harold and her children John (Shelley) Miller of Alpharetta, GA, Paul (Jennifer) Miller of Spring, TX, Ann (Kurt) Rasmussen of Menasha, WI, and Mary (Paul) Sorensen of Menasha, WI. Her grandchildren: Benjamin and Hannah Miller, Sheridan, Hamlin, McKenna Miller, Molly and Emily Rasmussen and Stefan Sorensen. She is also survived by her brother Gerald (Connie) Bayer and many friends.
The Funeral Liturgy for Doris will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH (528 Second St., Menasha) with Fr. Paul Paider officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:30 until the time of mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Mary Catholic Church in Menasha.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Oakridge Gardens for their exceptional care. Also, a thank you to Ministry Health Services for the hospice care given to Doris.
Beatrice Rae (Betty) Neff
F, b. July 7, 1924, d. April 10, 2016
- Birth: Beatrice Rae (Betty) Neff was born on July 7, 1924 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and John Joseph Walsh were married on October 16, 1948.
- Death: Beatrice Rae (Betty) Neff died on April 10, 2016, at age 91.
- Burial: She was buried in Shrine of Heaven Mausoleum, Neenah, Wisconsin.
M, b. September 29, 1842, d. March 9, 1908
Family: Barbara Schneider (b. February 1, 1847, d. June 22, 1920)
- Theresa Koehn (b. 1871, d. 1938)
- John Michael Koehn (b. July 6, 1874, d. October 6, 1936)
- Nicholas Joseph Koehn (b. February 15, 1878, d. September 30, 1942)
- Joseph P Koehn (b. November 22, 1881, d. April 4, 1958)
- Henry Koehn (b. November 1, 1883, d. September 16, 1935)
- Clara Sibylla Koehn (b. January 23, 1886, d. December 12, 1962)
- William John Koehn (b. December 19, 1888, d. June 10, 1959)
- Birth: John Koehn was born on September 29, 1842 in Steinhausen, Waldesee, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
- Marriage: He and Barbara Schneider were married on May 17, 1864 in Houghton County, Michigan.
- Death: John Koehn died on March 9, 1908, at age 65, in Eddyville, Dawson Co, Nebraska.
- Note: John and Barbara Schneider Köhn
Buffalo, Dawson, HE
In the early 1800s military training was compulsory in Germany. Because of this, many Germany families came to the US. John Köhn, born in Prussia in 1842, came to us with his parents and family 7 Jun 1861 [NY passenger list reports arrival 8 Jun 1861].
Barbara Schneider, born in Bavaria [Bayern] in 1847, came to US at age 6 months. [NY passenger list reports arrival 22 Jun 1847].
Both grew up in Michigan and Wisconsin and were married at Haughton [Houghton Lake, Roscommon, MI] in 1864.
In 1885 they moved to Nebraska, coming to Plum Creek with their 9 living children; 3 having died in WI. After coming to Dawson Co, they bought 160 acres from the United Pacific Railroad paying $480. Later they bought more land. In 1879 they built a 2-story, frame house and had all the experiences of the pioneers of that time; prairie fires, Indians, drought, grass hoppers, blizzards, etc.
While living in Germany, John studied medicine and all his life he continued his study, staying up until after midnight every night reading new medical books. He was a very good country doctor and had everything except the final exams to become a practicing physician. Living 25 miles from town with a family the size of his, he just never got around to taking the exams. For those early pioneers it was often impossible to get a doctor, as the few practicing physicians were often miles away on another call when you needed them. So John often helped neighbors as a male nurse and saved many lives while farming 25 miles northwest of Lexington. Many neighbors to this day will testify that he saved many lives, although some of the local doctors didn’t like the idea.
Barbara also spent much time caring for sick neighbors. Among the many occupations practiced on the farm was a cheese factory, where they made American cheese that was aged, wrapped and delivered to grocery stores in Lexington and Cozad every week.
The most cherished memories of some of the grandchildren are the days spent going out to the farm. A 5 or 6 hour drive in a spring wagon, up and down hill, and then arriving at the farm with all the home-made food. Most of the food was raised on the farm and canned or prepared to keep until needed. Especially delicious was the home-made sausage stored in lard in huge crocks. All meat and vegetables were home-grown and stored in the cellar. Even the sorghum press across the creek was interesting as were the hours spent with some of the younger members of the family, herding cattle in the hills each day. Herding was required since there were no pasture fences.
Entertainment, for the most part, included dances, although later there were literary societies and school programs. The older children of the family have often told of walking miles across the hills to the country dances and walking back arriving home about daylight.
Weddings and the like were celebrated by all the neighbors with their families sitting around all night, visiting, smoking dancing and playing music or cards.
The family of 12 children never got too lonely, as every member could play several musical instruments. Among these could be found the piano, organ, guitar, mandolin, violin, clarinet, viola, cornet, flute and many other instruments, some home-made. And most every member could play every instrument.
John passed away in 1908 and Barbara in 1920. They are buried in the Catholic Cemetery near Eddyville, Dawson, NE.
- Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1880 in Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co, Wisconsin.
- Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1885 in Nebraska.
- Census: He was enumerated on the census of 1900 in Buffalo, Dawson Co, Nebraska.
F, b. circa 1843
Family: Anton Koehn (b. December 29, 1836, d. August 11, 1905)
- Matthias H Kaehn (b. 1867, d. January 26, 1922)
- Michael Koehn (b. circa 1868)
- Margaret Kaehn (b. March 1868, d. February 13, 1922)
- John A Kaehn (b. December 18, 1871, d. January 15, 1919)
- Katharina Koehn (b. March 7, 1873, d. October 14, 1973)
- Joseph John Koehn (b. circa 1874, d. June 23, 1918)
- Anthony Joseph Koehn (b. November 1, 1877)
- Birth: Gertrude Kaing was born circa 1843 in Germany.
F, b. circa 1850
- Birth: Maria Koehn was born circa 1850 in Germany.
M, b. July 6, 1851, d. March 14, 1928
- Birth: Mathew Koehn was born on July 6, 1851 in Steinhausen, Waldesee, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
- Marriage: He and Laura Harmon Clementine Pitt were married on October 12, 1885 in Leadville, Lake Co, Colorado.
- Death: Mathew Koehn died on March 14, 1928, at age 76, in Dolores, Montezuma Co, Colorado.
- Note: Taken from the Dolores [CO] Star, 23 Mar 1928
Mathias Köhn was born in Germany, 6 Jul 1851, and died in Dolores 14 Mar 1928, after scarcely an hour's illness. Matthew came to the US when 8yrs old and after a short sojourn in NY City, settled in Michigan.
In his youth he attended college in Sheboygan, WI. He came to Colorado in the early 1870s, locating in Leadville before the railroad was built there. For years he was shop foreman for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in Leadville.
Matthew was married to Laura Pitt 12 Nov 1885. In 1898, they adopted [in 1900 census she was called niece in their household, not daughter] a little girl, a niece, who is nor Mrs J R Becher of Dolores. Matthew and Laura lived on a ranch above Dolores until Laura passed away 4 years ago and since that tie Matthew lived at the J R Becher home where he died.
Mathias (Matthew) was a member of the Leadville Lodge of the B P C Elks and the Dolores lodges of the Masons and the Knights of Pythias. He has served for the past year as a member of the Dolores Board of Trustees and took an active interest in the betterment of Dolores.
While he was the last survivor of a large family, he leaves, Mrs Becher the adopted daughter and a host of friends to mourn his loss.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Knights of Pythis Hall, Rev Paul A Shields having charge. Interment was made at the Summit Ridge Cemetery where the local Masons conducted the burial service.
It is needless to say that Mr Köhn will be missed, for only those who knew of his kindly, jovial manner and never-failing cheerfulness know to what extent his passing leaves its mark upon the community.
Matthias H Kaehn
M, b. 1867, d. January 26, 1922
Family: Anna Mary Dietiech (b. July 12, 1869, d. July 27, 1931)
- Bertha Veronice Kaehn (b. July 24, 1890, d. April 23, 1970)
- Theresa Kaehn (b. May 3, 1892)
- Daisy C Kaehn (b. May 3, 1892, d. September 6, 1953)
- George Charles Kaehn (b. January 2, 1894, d. January 23, 1964)
- Mary Kaehn (b. May 5, 1894, d. January 7, 1979)
- Arthur Thomas Kaehn (b. June 29, 1895, d. June 5, 1966)
- Gertrude V Kaehn (b. circa 1899, d. August 13, 1940)
- Henry Kaehn (b. July 5, 1902, d. September 1973)
- Veronica Ann Kaehn (b. February 27, 1904, d. June 25, 1996)
- Philip Joseph Kaehn (b. 1907, d. December 18, 1915)
- Birth: Matthias H Kaehn was born in 1867 in Fond du lac County, Wisconsin.
- Marriage: He and Anna Mary Dietiech were married on June 25, 1889 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, Minnesota.
- Death: Matthias H Kaehn died on January 26, 1922, at age ~55, in Minnetonka, Hennipen Co, Minnesota.
M, b. circa 1868
- Birth: Michael Koehn was born circa 1868 in Wisconsin.
John A Kaehn
M, b. December 18, 1871, d. January 15, 1919
- Birth: John A Kaehn was born on December 18, 1871 in Fond du lac County, Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on January 15, 1919, at age 47, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, Minnesota.
- Occupation: He was a Bar Tender.
Joseph John Koehn
M, b. circa 1874, d. June 23, 1918
- Birth: Joseph John Koehn was born circa 1874 in Wisconsin.
- Death: He died on June 23, 1918 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, Minnesota.
F, b. March 7, 1873, d. October 14, 1973
Family: Philip Henry Hartman (b. March 16, 1876, d. March 22, 1950)
- Eugene Adolph Hartman (b. April 3, 1903, d. November 4, 1968)
- Marcella Catherine Hartman (b. October 27, 1904, d. September 16, 1990)
- Edward Philip Hartman (b. May 22, 1906, d. January 25, 1995)
- Clifford John Hartman (b. September 8, 1907, d. June 12, 1968)
- Ralph Frank Hartman (b. May 17, 1909, d. May 15, 1995)
- Lorraine Lillian Hartman (b. December 9, 1914, d. July 4, 1993)
- Birth: Katharina Koehn was born on March 7, 1873 in Wisconsin.
- Marriage: She and Philip Henry Hartman were married on June 18, 1901 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, Minnesota.
- Death: Katharina Koehn died on October 14, 1973, at age 100.
- Burial: She was buried in Fort Snelling Cemetery, Minnesota.
Anthony Joseph Koehn
M, b. November 1, 1877
- Birth: Anthony Joseph Koehn was born on November 1, 1877 in Fond du lac County, Wisconsin.