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Catherine DeLaHunt

F, b. May 17, 1856, d. June 1940

Parents

Family: James Mortell (b. January 6, 1853, d. February 23, 1934)

Biography

  • Birth: Catherine DeLaHunt was born on May 17, 1856 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and James Mortell were married on January 15, 1894 in St Anna, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Catherine DeLaHunt died in June 1940, at age 84.

James Mortell

M, b. January 6, 1853, d. February 23, 1934

Family: Catherine DeLaHunt (b. May 17, 1856, d. June 1940)

Biography

  • Birth: James Mortell was born on January 6, 1853 in Springfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: He and Catherine DeLaHunt were married on January 15, 1894 in St Anna, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: James Mortell died on February 23, 1934, at age 81.
  • Note: James Mortell, 81, died at his home in this city on Friday night, Feb. 23. He had been confined to his bed for six weeks, suffering from pernicious anemia. He was given blood transfusions, but due to his advance age failed to rally from the disease.

    James Mortell was born at Springfield, Mass., Jan. 6, 1853, son of Patrick and Margaret Mortell. When but a small child he came with his parents to Calumet County and settled on a farm in west Chilton town. They later moved to the town of Rantoul where they resided for many years.
    On June 15, 1884, Mr. Mortell was united in marriage to Miss Catherine DeLaHunt of the town of Russell and with his bride, settled on a farm in north Chilton town where they continued to live until March 1918. They then retired from the farm and purchased the home at 116 North Madison Street in this city where Mr. Mortell died Friday.

    Mr. Mortell is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Chas. Schroeder and Mrs. Math. Diedrich, Green Bay; and Mrs. Owen O’Donnell, Kaukauna; two sons, John of Green Bay; and James at home. A son, William Emmett, met death in an accident at Missoula, Mont., in 1911. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews, all of whom were in attendance at the funeral.

    The funeral services were held Monday at St. Augustine’s church with a solemn requiem high mass. Rev. Wm. P. Mortell, a nephew, was celebrant, assisted by Rev. H. E. Hunck, as deacon, and Rev. F. M. McKeogh as sub-deacon. Burial was in the family lot in St. Augustine’s cemetery.
    Chilton times – March 1, 1934.

William DeLaHunt

M, b. September 29, 1859, d. May 21, 1908

Parents

Family: Mary Gannon (b. April 2, 1860, d. April 20, 1908)

Biography

  • Birth: William DeLaHunt was born on September 29, 1859.
  • Death: He died on May 21, 1908, at age 48.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Anna, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Elkhart Lake—William Delahunt died at his home in Town Russell on Thursday from pneumonia at the age of 47 years. His wife passed away one week ago from the same illness. He is survived by four children. The funeral is at St. Anna with Rev. Father Stemper officiating.

Mary Gannon

F, b. April 2, 1860, d. April 20, 1908

Family: William DeLaHunt (b. September 29, 1859, d. May 21, 1908)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Gannon was born on April 2, 1860 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on April 20, 1908, at age 48, in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Anna, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mary Delahunt Chilton Times April 26, 1908 St. Anna Cemetery

    On Monday, Mrs. William Delahunt died at her home in the town of Russell at the age of 43 years, after an illness of ten days from pneumonia.
    Mary Gannon, who was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Gannon, was born in the town of Greenbush, Sheboygan County, April 2, 1865. In 1888 she was married to William Delahunt of the town of Russell and made her home in that town until death's summons came. She was a woman who had won a place secure in the hearts of her neighbors and friends by her kindly ways and christian life and she will be greatly missed not only from the family circle but by the entire community. Her funeral took place from the St. Anna's Catholic Church Wednesday, Rev. Fr. Stemper officiating. A husband, three sons and three daughters survive her. The many friends of the bereft family extend sympathy.

Peter DeLaHunt

M, b. February 22, 1862, d. August 12, 1907

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Peter DeLaHunt was born on February 22, 1862.
  • Death: He died on August 12, 1907, at age 45, in Syracuse, Onondaga Co, New York.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Anna, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Peter De La Hunt Chilton Times August 24, 1907 St. Anna Cemetery

    Not only the people of the town of Russell, Sheboygan County, but many in this county were shocked on Tuesday of last week when a telegram was received from Syracuse, New York, bringing news of the sudden and unexpected death of Peter De La Hunt, formerly a resident of the town of Russell. The same day his brother, William, took the train east and returned Friday evening last with the remains to Elkhart where they were met by a large delegation of sorrowing relatives and friends and taken to the home of another brother were they remained until Saturday afternoon when the funeral was held from St. Anna and was attended by many from all sections of Calumet and Sheboygan counties.
    Peter De La Hunt was a son of late John De La Hunt and was born in the town of Russell, Feb. 22, 1862. He remained on his father's farm and attended the country schools until seventeen years of age when he learned the cheese maker's trade which he followed successfully for some years both in Sheboygan and this county. Some ten days before his death he complained of not feeling will and quit work. He was up and around until the Saturday before his death when he was obliged to take to his bed, his illness having terminated in acute pneumonia.
    Pete De La Hunt, as he was familiarly called by those who knew him intimately, was every inch a man. A sunny disposition and an exceptionally kind and benevolent heart helped him to win his way into the friendship of every one whom he met and it is safe to say that he had not an enemy in the world. He was straight forward and reliable, worthy of implicit trust and highly esteemed by those who had dealings with him in a business way. Socially he was most companionable and his comrades and friends have only the kindest memories of him, the many beautiful floral offerings that accompanied his remains to their last resting place giving evidence of the friendship that was his in his late home in the east.
    Two brothers, John and William of Russell, and two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Grogan, of Russell, and Mrs. Jas. Mortell, of Chilton town, survive him.

Patrick Raleigh

M, b. October 18, 1832, d. October 22, 1902

Family: Mary Elizabeth Maloney (b. May 1, 1840, d. April 1925)

Biography

  • Birth: Patrick Raleigh was born on October 18, 1832 in County Limerick, Ireland.
  • Death: He died on October 22, 1902, at age 70, in Rantoul, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Patrick Raleigh Chilton times October 25, 1902

    On Monday evening, Oct. 20th, Patrick Raleigh, one of Rantoul's foremost citizens, died at his home at the advanced age of three score years and ten. The deceased was a native of Ireland where he was born in the county Limerick, Oct. 18, 1832. In 1854 he emigrated to America, locating in Massachusetts where the following year, he was united in marriage to Mary Maloney. In 1856 they came west, located in Chicago and remained there until 1861 when they moved to this county, on a farm in the town of Rantoul.
    The general verdict of the deceased man's neighbors, those with whom he associated almost daily since coming to this county, is that a good man has gone to his reward. He was frugal, honest and industrious, working untiringly for the welfare of a large family until his health broke down some fifteen years ago. Since that time he has been more or less an invalid, the past two years entirely so. He was a member of St. Augustine's Catholic church of this city from which the funeral took place on Thursday. A widow, six sons and three daughters mourn his death.
  • Immigration: He immigrated in 1854.

Mary Elizabeth Maloney

F, b. May 1, 1840, d. April 1925

Family: Patrick Raleigh (b. October 18, 1832, d. October 22, 1902)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Elizabeth Maloney was born on May 1, 1840 in County Limerick, Ireland.
  • Death: She died in April 1925, at age 84.
  • Note: Mary E. Raleigh Chilton Times April 18, 1925

    On Monday evening, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Raleigh, one of the pioneers of the town of Rantoul, passed away following a long siege of ill health and had she lived until May 1st would have reached the venerable age of 85 years.
    Mary Elizabeth Maloney was born in County Limerick, Ireland, on May 1, 1840 and immigrated to this country with her mother and two sisters in 1855. They located in Massachusetts and the following year she was united in marriage to the late Patrick Raleigh. They came west right after marriage settling in Chicago where they remained until 1861 and then moved to Wisconsin coming direct to the town of Rantoul, this county, and settled on the farm on which she lived until the final summons came.
    Twelve children were born to this union, five of whom preceded her in death. Her husband passed away on Oct. 20, 1902 and she continued to live on the homestead which was operated by her sons, David and William and daughter, Miss Ella, who cared for her mother tenderly during her long years of helplessness. Mrs. Raleigh was a strong healthy woman and did her full share in assisting her husband in clearing and improving the homestead and rearing a large family of children to manhood and womanhood, until some ten years ago when she was taken ill and remained an invalid until her passing, the last year of her life being completely bedridden.
    Mrs. Raleigh was a true type of the good old fashioned mother, and instilled in the hearts of her children the fear of God and correct living. She was a practical member of St. Augustine's church and though fate prevented her from attended services therein the past ten years, she was with the congregation in spirit and also saw to it that she was faithfully represented they by all members of her family.
    She is survived by seven children, Patrick of Stratford, Daniel of Menasha, Mrs. John DeLaHunt and Mrs. Julius Schroeder of Chilton, Miss Ella, David and William at home. She also leaves twenty-one grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren, as well as other relatives and many friends.
    The funeral was held from St. Augustine's church with interment in St. Augustine's cemetery in the family lot beside loved ones gone before.

Frank DeLaHunt

M, b. 1897, d. September 1898

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Frank DeLaHunt was born in 1897.
  • Death: He died in September 1898, at age ~1.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Anna, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: It is with regret that we chronicle the death of Frank, the fifteen months old child of John and Katie Delahunt, which occurred at an early hour on Sunday morning.
    The funeral took place from St. Anna church, Monday afternoon. The parents have they sympathy of the community in their hour of grief.
    Chilton Times – September 17, 1898.

William Francis DeLaHunt

M, b. August 14, 1899, d. November 27, 1904

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: William Francis DeLaHunt was born on August 14, 1899.
  • Death: He died on November 27, 1904, at age 5.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Anna, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Wm. Francis Delahunt Chilton Times December 3, 1904

    On Monday morning a telephone message was received in this city from St. Anna bringing the sad intelligence of the accidental death of Francis, second son of Mr. and Mrs. John Delahunt, of the town of Russell, which occurred shortly after four o'clock on Sunday afternoon. The little boy, whose age was five years and six months, had gone into the barn yard and in some way was knocked down by a colt that was running about the yard, one of the animal's hoofs striking him in the head and fracturing the skull. He was carried to the house but life had departed. This sudden death is not only a sad blow to the parents and relatives but to the entire community, as the boy was popular with all who knew him. The funeral took place on Tuesday from St. Anna's Catholic Church and was largely attended. The child was a grandson of Mrs. Patrick Raleigh of Rantoul. It was only a few weeks ago the she was called upon to mourn the death of her son, James who lost his life in the fire at Hayton. The bereft relatives have the sympathy of the community in their sad affliction.

Lillie Josephine Welch

F, b. March 7, 1876, d. September 27, 1896

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Lillie Josephine Welch was born on March 7, 1876 in Stockbridge, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 27, 1896, at age 20, in Stockbridge, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Myrtal Welch

F, b. November 10, 1889, d. January 24, 1893

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Myrtal Welch was born on November 10, 1889 in Stockbridge, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 24, 1893, at age 3, in Stockbridge, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Herald Welch

M, b. March 1883

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Herald Welch was born in March 1883 in Stockbridge, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Gloria Welch

F, b. April 20, 1885, d. July 10, 1902

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Gloria Welch was born on April 20, 1885 in Stockbridge, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on July 10, 1902, at age 17, in Stockbridge, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Jeremiah Welch

M, b. March 9, 1835, d. February 21, 1902

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Jeremiah Welch was born on March 9, 1835 in Marshall, Oneida Co, New York.
  • Death: He died on February 21, 1902, at age 66, in King, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, King, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.

Erastus Welch

M, b. 1839, d. December 12, 1891

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Erastus Welch was born in 1839 in Marshall, Oneida Co, New York.
  • Death: He died on December 12, 1891, at age ~52, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, Minnesota.

Esther Welch

F, b. June 27, 1842, d. September 7, 1919

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Esther Welch was born on June 27, 1842 in New York.
  • Death: She died on September 7, 1919, at age 77, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, Minnesota.

Amos Welch

M, b. July 4, 1852, d. December 31, 1908

Parents

Family: Angeline Doxtator (b. September 12, 1860, d. November 23, 1889)

Biography

  • Birth: Amos Welch was born on July 4, 1852.
  • Marriage: He and Angeline Doxtator were married.
  • Death: Amos Welch died on December 31, 1908, at age 56, in Wittenberg, Shawano Co, Wisconsin.

Angeline Doxtator

F, b. September 12, 1860, d. November 23, 1889

Family: Amos Welch (b. July 4, 1852, d. December 31, 1908)

Biography

  • Birth: Angeline Doxtator was born on September 12, 1860 in Oneida, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Amos Welch were married.
  • Death: Angeline Doxtator died on November 23, 1889, at age 29, in Stockbridge, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Walter Hacker

M, b. 1914, d. 1973

Family: Dorothy J Welch (b. July 1, 1915, d. 1991)

Biography

  • Birth: Walter Hacker was born in 1914.
  • Death: He died in 1973, at age ~59.
  • Burial: He was buried in Fort Howard Memorial Park, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Pauline Goltz

F, b. December 1862, d. October 10, 1886

Family: Adolph Emil Dahm (b. September 27, 1856, d. October 30, 1915)

Biography

  • Birth: Pauline Goltz was born in December 1862.
  • Marriage: She and Adolph Emil Dahm were married on October 13, 1883 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Pauline Goltz died on October 10, 1886, at age 23, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Albert Frederic Gehrke

M, b. February 16, 1905, d. November 26, 1998

Parents

  • Father: Herman Gehrke (b. December 28, 1880, d. June 11, 1962)
  • Mother: Ida J Dahm (b. December 12, 1885, d. January 3, 1968)

Family: Cora Eliza Barden (b. July 26, 1905, d. January 11, 1990)

Biography

  • Birth: Albert Frederic Gehrke was born on February 16, 1905 in Little Wolf, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 26, 1998, at age 93, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Cora Eliza Barden

F, b. July 26, 1905, d. January 11, 1990

Family: Albert Frederic Gehrke (b. February 16, 1905, d. November 26, 1998)

Biography

  • Birth: Cora Eliza Barden was born on July 26, 1905 in Buena Vista, Portage Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 11, 1990, at age 84, in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Paul Alvin Gehrke

M, b. July 1, 1907, d. November 9, 1968

Parents

  • Father: Herman Gehrke (b. December 28, 1880, d. June 11, 1962)
  • Mother: Ida J Dahm (b. December 12, 1885, d. January 3, 1968)

Biography

  • Birth: Paul Alvin Gehrke was born on July 1, 1907 in Waupaca County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on November 9, 1968, at age 61, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.

Mary Jane Schrage

F, b. November 22, 1926, d. July 2, 2017

Parents

Family: Donald George Alesch (b. January 29, 1924, d. August 1, 1996)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Jane Schrage was born on November 22, 1926.
  • Death: She died on July 2, 2017, at age 90.
  • Note: Mary Jane Alesch, of Menasha, age 90, passed peacefully on Sunday, July 2, 2017 surrounded by family. She was born November 22, 1926, daughter of the late Ray and Mary (Podolski) Schrage.

    Mary graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1944 and was a life-long member of the parish. After graduation, Mary went to work for Kimberly Clark in R&D. She met Donald G. Alesch while at work and they married on September 6, 1947. Mary left her job in order to adopt her three children: Kathy, Karen, and Don Jr. When the children were old enough, Mary went back to work and spent 15 years working at the coffee shop at Theda Clark Hospital as one of the "coffee shop girls".

    Mary's greatest pleasure was spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed playing bingo, gambling, reading, playing cards, going to movies and eating out. Her daily rosary and prayers were an important part of her life.

    Survivors include her three children: Kathy, Karen, and Don Jr.; a sister Loretta DeKleyn; sister-in-law Marge Alesch; nieces Linda (Gib) Mueller and Lisa (Brad) Waldoch; nephew Richard (Jean) DeKleyn, special friends Diane Dushenski, Judy Lindbom, Millie Johnson, Peggy Guyette, and Corky Weber.

    Mary was preceded in death by her husband Donald; two brothers, Richard and Fr. Frank Schrage; a brother-in-law, Ted DeKleyn; nephew Tom DeKleyn; as well as Donald's brothers and sisters.

    The family would like to extend special thanks to the caregivers and staff at Rennes Health and Rehab Center and all of her doctors at Theda Care. Also a special thank you to mom's neighbor Jeff Dionne who was always there to help.

    The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, July 7, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 528 Second St., Menasha, with Fr. Paul Paider officiating. The visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 A.M. until the hour of Mass.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Don and Mary Alesch Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley, 4455 W. Lawrence St., Appleton, WI 54914.

    Westgor Funeral Home

    1140 Appleton Rd.

    Menasha 720-0314

    Online condolences:

    www.westgorfuneralhomes.com.

James Peliotes

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