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Sister Ruth Marie Ludwig

F, b. September 16, 1921, d. June 24, 2002

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Biography

  • Birth: Sister Ruth Marie Ludwig was born on September 16, 1921 in Kloten, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on June 24, 2002, at age 80, in Campbellsport, Fond du Lac Co, Wisconsin.
  • Occupation: She was a School Sister of St Francis.
  • Note: Sr. Ruth Marie Ludwig

    Missionary in Honduras

    School Sister of St. Francis Ruth Marie Ludwig, 80, died June 24 at St. Joseph Convent, Campbellsport, Wis.

    Born in Kloten, Wis., she was received into the School Sisters of St. Francis in 1940, and made her profession of vows in 1942. She was a missionary in Honduras from 1945-48. She was known for many years as Sr. Agrata.


    A homemaker and teacher, her school assignments in the Archdiocese of Chicago included: St. William, 1941-43; St. Clara, Chicago, 1943-44; Holy Angels, Chicago, 1948-62; St. Martin, Chicago, 1964-66, 1969-75, 1976-77; St. Mary, Buffalo Grove, 1967-69. She also worked as a librarian at St. Martin from 1977-81, and as a driver for the sisters at Our Lady of Victory Convent, Chicago, from 1984-97.

    The Catholic New World
    July 21, 2002.

Estelle Ludwig

F, b. February 25, 1918, d. April 5, 2008

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Family: Lester Lorenz (b. August 10, 1917, d. February 27, 1993)

Biography

  • Birth: Estelle Ludwig was born on February 25, 1918 in Stockbridge, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Lester Lorenz were married on October 2, 1940.
  • Death: Estelle Ludwig died on April 5, 2008, at age 90, in New Holstein, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Estelle "Stella" Lorenz, having recently celebrated her 90th Birthday, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, April 5th, 2008 at the Calumet Homestead, New Holstein. She was born February 25, 1918, to the late Lorena (Seichter) & Otto Ludwig.
    Estelle married Lester Lorenz on Oct. 2, 1940 at St. Mary's Catholic Church (now called Good Shepherd) in Chilton.They celebrated 50 Years of marriage in 1990 and then Lester died on Feb 27, 1993.
    Survivors include 8 far-flung children - 6 sons, Jerry, Wide Open Roads; Ed (Kathy) Chilton; Lee, Idaho; Clyde, Alaska; Dan (Trudy) Osceola, WI; and Rick, Chilton, and 2 daughters, Ruth Ann "Mickey" (Don) Ward, Texas, and Lin Lorenz, (husband Jim Stack) Naperville, IL; and one brother, Gerald Ludwig, Chilton.
    Also surviving are 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, including a new set of twin great granddaughters born March 29, 2008, and many nieces and nephews.
    Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, Lester, a sister, Sr. Ruth Marie Ludwig, a sister-in-law Erna Ludwig, and niece Carol Jean Birschbach.

Lester Lorenz

M, b. August 10, 1917, d. February 27, 1993

Family: Estelle Ludwig (b. February 25, 1918, d. April 5, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: Lester Lorenz was born on August 10, 1917 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Estelle Ludwig were married on October 2, 1940.
  • Death: Lester Lorenz died on February 27, 1993, at age 75, in New Holstein, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Albert Ludwig

M, b. July 21, 1843, d. April 4, 1925

Parents

Family: Katherine Puetz (b. December 31, 1844, d. October 19, 1915)

Biography

  • Birth: Albert Ludwig was born on July 21, 1843.
  • Death: He died on April 4, 1925, at age 81.
  • Note: ANOTHER CIVIL WAR VETERAN LAID TO REST
    Albert Ludwig, Aged Stockbridge Town Resident, Ill Several Weeks – Funeral Held on Wednesday
    Albert Ludwig, 82 years, died shortly after midnight on April 4th at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jacob Schneider, Kloten, where he was under special care for several weeks. He was in poor health during the past six weeks but was able to be up and around. He was confined to his bed two days, the infirmities of advanced age manifesting themselves too strongly to resist them.
    Decedant was born July 21, 1843 in Lindewiese, Germany, and in June, 1855, he came to this country with members of the Ludwig family who settled on what is known as E. Ludwig farm in the town of Stockbridge. On February 26, 1864 he enlisted in the army and became a member of Co F, 26th Regiment and Co F. 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry. He received his discharge from the service in July 18th, 1865 in Louisville, Ky. Upon his return from the war, he worked a few years and on Sept 19, 1867, he was united in marriage at Marytown with Katherine Puetz. They went to housekeeping on a farm in Stockbridge town where they shared toil and pleasures alike and in comfortable surrounding reared a family. In 1907 the homestead was sold to a son-in-law, Jacob Schneider. On October 19, 1915, his companion was called, leaving him to share his remaining years with his children.
    He is survived by four sons and two daughters, Mrs. Jacob Schneider of South Stockbridge, Mrs. Frank Nickel of Tea, So. Dak., Henry of Chilton town, William of South Stockbridge, Peter of Chilton city and Frank of South Stockbridge, 24 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Three sons preceded him in death, Albert in 1892, John in 1914 and Joseph in 1920 and one daughter in infancy.
    The funeral was held from St. Elizabeth's church, Kloten, with requiem mass sung by Rev. J. H. Hunn of Jericho. The body was buried in the family lot in the adjoining cemetery. The pallbearers were five grandsons, Raymond and Norman Schneider, Albert and Arlin Ludwig of South Stockbridge, Norbert Ludwig of Oconomowoc and one nephew Edmund Ludwig of South Stockbridge. Members of J. B. Reynolds Post No. 205, Wm. Hostettler Post of Stockbridge and J. B. Reynolds W. P. C. attended the funeral in bodies.

Katherine Puetz

F, b. December 31, 1844, d. October 19, 1915

Family: Albert Ludwig (b. July 21, 1843, d. April 4, 1925)

Biography

  • Birth: Katherine Puetz was born on December 31, 1844 in Trier, Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
  • Death: She died on October 19, 1915, at age 70.
  • Note: Katherine Ludwig Chilton Times Oct. 23, 1915

    On Tuesday last, October 19th, Mrs. Albert Ludwig, one of the pioneer women of this section, passed away at her home in South Stockbridge after an illness covering a period of two years. The deceased whose maiden name was Katherine Puetz, was born in Trear, Germany, December 31st, 1844, and came to America with her parents in 1855 locating at Marytown, Fond du Lac County, where she was married to Albert Ludwig on September 19th, 1867. A few years later they moved onto a farm in South Stockbridge which place has been her home until called by Death.
    Her life though uneventful was one of contentment and usefulness. Raising her large family and faithfully doing a wife's share in the upbuilding and keeping of the home occupied her time and was the source of truest happiness granted in this world below. She was well thought of by her neighbors who in their daily life had received many evidences of her kindness of heart and unselfish spirit. She was a devout member of St. Elizabeth's Catholic church from which she was buried on Friday morning, Rev. J. H. Huhn of Jericho conducting the funeral services.
    She is survived by a sorrowing husband, five sons, Joseph, Frank and William of South Stockbridge, Peter and Henry of Chilton and two daughters, Mrs. Jacob Schneider of South Stockbridge and Mrs. Frank Nickel of Tea, South Dakota. She also leaves four sisters, Mmes. Fred Flesh of Highbridge, S. Herrig of Charlesburg, Casper Schaefer of Beckerville, Henry Scherer of Stockbridge; and one brother, Peter Puetz also of Stockbridge.

Mathilda Ludwig

F, b. May 8, 1848, d. October 28, 1911

Parents

Family: Frederick Meyer (b. 1837, d. January 30, 1899)

Biography

  • Birth: Mathilda Ludwig was born on May 8, 1848.
  • Death: She died on October 28, 1911, at age 63.

Frederick Meyer

M, b. 1837, d. January 30, 1899

Family: Mathilda Ludwig (b. May 8, 1848, d. October 28, 1911)

Biography

  • Birth: Frederick Meyer was born in 1837.
  • Death: He died on January 30, 1899, at age ~62, in Charlestown, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Frederick Meyer Chilton Times February 4, 1899

    Died, at his home in Charlestown, on Monday evening, January 30, Frederick Meyer, aged 62 years. The deceased was a native of Bavaria. He came to America in 1870 and located on a farm on the New Holstein road, where he resided until his death. His illness was of short duration. Some three weeks ago he drove to Kaukauna to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law, John Ludwig, and caught a cold which gradually grew worse and finally caused his death. He was buried Friday from St. Martin's Catholic Church, in Charlestown. A widow and one son survive him.

Elizabeth Bersch

F, b. January 29, 1894, d. September 18, 1982

Family: Jacob Ludwig (b. March 15, 1890, d. February 3, 1975)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Bersch was born on January 29, 1894.
  • Marriage: She and Jacob Ludwig were married on March 17, 1915.
  • Death: Elizabeth Bersch died on September 18, 1982, at age 88.

Mathilda L Ludwig

F, b. September 26, 1902, d. February 25, 1908

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Biography

  • Birth: Mathilda L Ludwig was born on September 26, 1902.
  • Death: She died on February 25, 1908, at age 5.
  • Note: Matilda Ludwig Chilton Times March 14, 1908

    Died – The Times regrets to learn that Matilda, aged 5 years, 4 months and 12 days, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ludwig of South Stockbridge, died on Tuesday, Feb. 25, of brain fever. The funeral was held Thursday from St. Elizabeth's church at Kloten, Rev. Fr. J. H. Huhn officiating. The bereft parents have the sympathy of the community in their sad affliction.

Catherine Ludwig

F, b. December 28, 1904, d. September 21, 1925

Parents

Family: John Bosma (b. January 23, 1906, d. March 16, 1982)

Biography

  • Birth: Catherine Ludwig was born on December 28, 1904.
  • Marriage: She and John Bosma were married on May 18, 1924.
  • Death: Catherine Ludwig died on September 21, 1925, at age 20.
  • Note: Mrs. John Bosman of Gravesville who gave birth of a baby boy last week passed away at her home in Sunday morning in spite of all that could be done to alleviate her condition. She was buried on Wednesday morning, the funeral being held at St. Elizabeth’s church Kloten, Rev. Fr. A. F. Pritzl officiating with interment in St. Elizabeth’s cemetery.

    Mrs. John Bosma, nee Catherine Ludwig was born in the town of Stockbridge on Dec. 28th, 1904, being a daughter of Frank Ludwig, Sr. She grew to young womanhood on her father’s farm and on May 18, 1924 was united in marriage with John Bosma taking up their residence at Gravesville. She was a young woman who was well liked by all her friends and leaves a great many to mourn her untimely passing.

    The deceased is survived by her husband and infant son, Donald, her father, Frank Ludwig, Sr. of Stockbridge town, seven brothers, Jacob of Chilton, Fred of Charlestown, Otto, Leo, Edmund of South Stockbridge and Andrew of Plymouth and Charles of Sheboygan and three sisters, Mrs. Alfred Penning of Stockbridge town and Misses Leona and Lorina at home.
    The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereft relatives.
    Chilton Times – September 27, 1924.

John Bosma

M, b. January 23, 1906, d. March 16, 1982

Family: Catherine Ludwig (b. December 28, 1904, d. September 21, 1925)

Biography

  • Birth: John Bosma was born on January 23, 1906.
  • Marriage: He and Catherine Ludwig were married on May 18, 1924.
  • Death: John Bosma died on March 16, 1982, at age 76.

Debra Lynn Velie

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Duane A Velie

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Family: Kendall Rae Bowman (b. August 30, 1964, d. September 29, 2015)

David Suehring

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Matthew Suehring

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Adam Velie

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Arnold V Velie

M, b. November 29, 1911, d. May 1, 1973

Family: Bernice E Miller (b. December 18, 1915, d. September 27, 2001)

Biography

  • Birth: Arnold V Velie was born on November 29, 1911.
  • Death: He died on May 1, 1973, at age 61, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Bernice E Miller

F, b. December 18, 1915, d. September 27, 2001

Family: Arnold V Velie (b. November 29, 1911, d. May 1, 1973)

Biography

  • Birth: Bernice E Miller was born on December 18, 1915 in Hortonville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 27, 2001, at age 85, in Apple Creek, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Jerry W Velie

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Kendall Rae Bowman

F, b. August 30, 1964, d. September 29, 2015

Biography

  • Birth: Kendall Rae Bowman was born on August 30, 1964.
  • Death: She died on September 29, 2015, at age 51.

William Henry Manders

M, b. October 21, 1893, d. November 1968

Parents

Family: Hubertina Theodora Gevers (b. May 2, 1893)

Biography

  • Birth: William Henry Manders was born on October 21, 1893 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Hubertina Theodora Gevers were married on April 15, 1912 in Menominee, Menominee Co, Michigan.
  • Death: William Henry Manders died in November 1968, at age 75, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Johanna Peeters

F, b. March 8, 1849, d. 1918

Parents

Family: Jacobus Manders (b. April 4, 1852, d. November 30, 1950)

Biography

  • Birth: Johanna Peeters was born on March 8, 1849 in Helden, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Jacobus Manders were married on October 4, 1875 in Helden, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Death: Johanna Peeters died in 1918, at age ~69.
  • Burial: She was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, De Pere, Wisconsin.

Hendrik Peeters

M, b. March 29, 1812, d. October 29, 1871

Parents

Family: Maria Gommans (b. February 8, 1816, d. November 15, 1893)

Biography

  • Birth: Hendrik Peeters was born on March 29, 1812 in Maasbree, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Maria Gommans were married on April 10, 1839 in Helden, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Death: Hendrik Peeters died on October 29, 1871, at age 59, in Maasbree, Limburg, Netherlands.