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Benjamin Birdsall

M, b. August 4, 1743, d. October 8, 1828

Family: Elizabeth Aiken (b. October 19, 1746, d. September 9, 1836)

Biography

  • Birth: Benjamin Birdsall was born on August 4, 1743 in Quaker Hill, Dutchess Co, New York.
  • Death: He died on October 8, 1828, at age 85, in New York.
  • Note: Died, at his residence in the town of Greene [Chenango Co, NY], in this county, on the 14th instant, Col Benjamin Birdsall, in the 87th year of his age. Col Birdsall was an early and substantial patriot of the revolution. He was born in Dutchess county in the year 1743, and though educated a Quaker, yet when the crisis came which tried the patriotism and the hearts of our fathers, he abandoned the principles of non-resistance, and, in opposition to a majority of his connexions and early friends, declared for his country. His known ability and undoubted integrity at once procured him the commission of a colonel in the militia, under which he was frequently called to the defense of his country in the most perilous times, and suffered, in common with the heroes of liberty, the privations and hardships peculiar to that eventful period. Perhaps few individuals of that day suffered more from the malicious ravages of the tories than did the subject of this notice. They not only pillaged his stables, drove and butchered his cattle to feed the enemy, but pursued his life with an avidity that required his utmost vigilance to elude. A few years after the termination of that struggle which eventuated in the establishment of our national independence, he removed to Columbia county, where he was repeatedly honored by the suffrages of his fellow citizens with a seat in the state legislature, and other offices of trust, which he filled with credit to himself and satisfaction to his constituents. about fourteen years ago he removed to the town of Greene, where he lived beloved and respected until worn out by age and infirmities of nature, he closed his active and useful life, leaving a progeny of children, grand children and great grand children, amounting in all to about 120 souls.

Elizabeth Aiken

F, b. October 19, 1746, d. September 9, 1836

Family: Benjamin Birdsall (b. August 4, 1743, d. October 8, 1828)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Aiken was born on October 19, 1746 in Quaker Hill, Dutchess Co, New York.
  • Death: She died on September 9, 1836, at age 89, in New York.

John Embler

M, b. 1767, d. February 25, 1847

Family: Elizabeth Schoonmaker Goetschious (b. November 29, 1767, d. 1848)

Biography

  • Birth: John Embler was born in 1767.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Schoonmaker Goetschious were married.
  • Death: John Embler died on February 25, 1847, at age ~80, in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth Schoonmaker Goetschious

F, b. November 29, 1767, d. 1848

Family: John Embler (b. 1767, d. February 25, 1847)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Schoonmaker Goetschious was born on November 29, 1767.
  • Marriage: She and John Embler were married.
  • Death: Elizabeth Schoonmaker Goetschious died in 1848, at age ~81, in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

Oliver Payne

M, b. June 21, 1780, d. February 29, 1867

Parents

Family:

Biography

  • Birth: Oliver Payne was born on June 21, 1780 in New London, New London Co, Connecticut.
  • Death: He died on February 29, 1867, at age 86, in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

Stephen Payne

M, b. circa 1750, d. August 28, 1815

Family: Martha Cogswell (b. circa 1750, d. September 24, 1804)

Biography

  • Birth: Stephen Payne was born circa 1750.
  • Marriage: He and Martha Cogswell were married.
  • Death: Stephen Payne died on August 28, 1815 in Lebanon, New London Co, Connecticut.

Martha Cogswell

F, b. circa 1750, d. September 24, 1804

Family: Stephen Payne (b. circa 1750, d. August 28, 1815)

Biography

  • Birth: Martha Cogswell was born circa 1750.
  • Marriage: She and Stephen Payne were married.
  • Death: Martha Cogswell died on September 24, 1804 in Lebanon, New London Co, Connecticut.

Carl Ehrenfried Lange

M, b. October 5, 1864, d. July 16, 1908

Parents

Family: Hulda Amanda Karau (b. August 7, 1873, d. September 21, 1946)

Biography

  • Birth: Carl Ehrenfried Lange was born on October 5, 1864 in Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Hulda Amanda Karau were married.
  • Death: Carl Ehrenfried Lange died on July 16, 1908, at age 43, in Merrill, Lincoln Co, Wisconsin.

Hulda Amanda Karau

F, b. August 7, 1873, d. September 21, 1946

Parents

Family 1: Carl Ehrenfried Lange (b. October 5, 1864, d. July 16, 1908)

Family 2: Carl Hugo Herman Lange (b. November 28, 1881, d. August 3, 1941)

Biography

  • Birth: Hulda Amanda Karau was born on August 7, 1873.
  • Marriage: She and Carl Ehrenfried Lange were married.
  • Marriage: Hulda Amanda Karau and Carl Hugo Herman Lange were married on November 9, 1910.
  • Death: Hulda Amanda Karau died on September 21, 1946, at age 73, in Merrill, Lincoln Co, Wisconsin.

Christoph Karau

M, b. January 18, 1836, d. October 19, 1923

Parents

Family: Caroline Semerau (b. October 31, 1843, d. October 1917)

Biography

  • Birth: Christoph Karau was born on January 18, 1836 in Posen, Saale-Holzland-Kreis, Thueringen, Germany.
  • Death: He died on October 19, 1923, at age 87, in Lincoln County, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Took up Homestead in Pine River

    Christ Karau, one of the early settlers of the town of Pine River, died this morning at six o' clock, aged 87 years. Death being due to senility. He had suffered a Stroke Apoplext July 4, 1921 but had been in good health otherwise. He had retired from farming about 16 years ago.

    Mr. Karau was born in Posen, Germany, January 18, 1836 and came to the United States in the year 1885. He was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Semrau in his native land and to this union, 13 children were born, one dying in infancy. Those surviving are eight sons, August, Gustav, both of Pine River; Daniel, Miles, Neb; Charles, Gottlieb both of Pine River; Christ Jr., Herman both of Merrill; and Albert of Pine River and Mrs. Gustie Hirsch and Mrs. Lena Lambrect, Hay Springs, Nebraska; Mrs. Hulda Lange of Gleason and Mrs. Caroline Pankow of Pine River. One sister was living in Germany. The mother, Mrs. Christ Karau, died October 22, 1917.

    Funeral services for the late Christ Karau will take place Tuesday afternoon at 1:15 o'clock from the Albert Karau home in the Town of Pine River, and from the St. Stephen's Evangelical church in this city at two o'clock. Rev M.M. Schmidt will officiate. Burial will be at the Merrill cemetery aside of the late Mrs. Karau.

Caroline Semerau

F, b. October 31, 1843, d. October 1917

Parents

Family: Christoph Karau (b. January 18, 1836, d. October 19, 1923)

Biography

  • Birth: Caroline Semerau was born on October 31, 1843 in Germany.
  • Death: She died in October 1917, at age ~74, in Lincoln County, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mrs. Caroline Karau, of the town of Pine River, aged 75 years, died last Monday night on general debility. She was born in Germany and came to this country 32 years ago. She is survived by her husband and twelve children. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at St. Stephen's Church, conducted by M.M. Schmidt.
  • Immigration: She immigrated in 1885.

Johann Jacob Semerau

M, b. August 11, 1785, d. April 27, 1953

Parents

Family: Louise Schmidt (b. December 21, 1802, d. February 12, 1844)

Biography

  • Birth: Johann Jacob Semerau was born on August 11, 1785 in Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Louise Schmidt were married.
  • Death: Johann Jacob Semerau died on April 27, 1953, at age 167.

Louise Schmidt

F, b. December 21, 1802, d. February 12, 1844

Family: Johann Jacob Semerau (b. August 11, 1785, d. April 27, 1953)

Biography

  • Birth: Louise Schmidt was born on December 21, 1802 in Germany.
  • Marriage: She and Johann Jacob Semerau were married.
  • Death: Louise Schmidt died on February 12, 1844, at age 41, in Germany.

Jacob Semerau

M, b. 1758, d. April 22, 1814

Family: Dorothea Caro (b. 1764, d. October 3, 1831)

Biography

  • Birth: Jacob Semerau was born in 1758 in Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Dorothea Caro were married.
  • Death: Jacob Semerau died on April 22, 1814, at age ~56, in Germany.

Dorothea Caro

F, b. 1764, d. October 3, 1831

Family: Jacob Semerau (b. 1758, d. April 22, 1814)

Biography

  • Birth: Dorothea Caro was born in 1764 in Germany.
  • Marriage: She and Jacob Semerau were married.
  • Death: Dorothea Caro died on October 3, 1831, at age ~67, in Germany.

Martha Anna Zelm

F, b. May 22, 1886, d. December 24, 1923

Family: Manley Curtis Burt (b. January 10, 1884, d. September 28, 1959)

Biography

  • Birth: Martha Anna Zelm was born on May 22, 1886 in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Manley Curtis Burt were married in 1908.
  • Death: Martha Anna Zelm died on December 24, 1923, at age 37, in Wyoming.
  • Note: Merrill Daily Herald, 26 Deecember 1923, p 3

    Dies in Wyoming

    Word has been received here of the death of a daughter of
    Mrs. Zelm who resides near Dudley. The deceased was married and died in the state of Wyoming. The body will be brought here next Monday evening for burial.

    Merrill Daily Herald, 3 January 1924, p 3

    Funeral services for the late Mrs. Martha A Burt, wife of
    M.C. Burt, were held yesterday afternoon from the home of
    her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zelm south of Dudley.
    The Rev. T.C. Appelt officiated. Burial was at the town of
    Russell cemetery.

    The deceased died of acute Bright's disease on Christmas
    Day at Evansville, Wyoming, and was born May 22, 1886 in the
    state of Wisconsin. The deceased is survived by her parents, her widower, five children, and a brother and
    sister.

Viola Burt

F, b. August 8, 1911, d. May 28, 1999

Parents

Family: Walter Alfred Braun (b. August 9, 1908, d. October 22, 1993)

Biography

  • Birth: Viola Burt was born on August 8, 1911.
  • Marriage: She and Walter Alfred Braun were married on October 19, 1946.
  • Death: Viola Burt died on May 28, 1999, at age 87, in Weyauwega, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.

Walter Alfred Braun

M, b. August 9, 1908, d. October 22, 1993

Family: Viola Burt (b. August 8, 1911, d. May 28, 1999)

Biography

  • Birth: Walter Alfred Braun was born on August 9, 1908.
  • Marriage: He and Viola Burt were married on October 19, 1946.
  • Death: Walter Alfred Braun died on October 22, 1993, at age 85, in Waupaca, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.

Melvin R Burt

M, b. November 13, 1914, d. January 15, 1990

Parents

Family: Dorothy Helen Bradas (b. February 1, 1920, d. December 18, 2009)

Biography

  • Birth: Melvin R Burt was born on November 13, 1914 in Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Dorothy Helen Bradas were married.
  • Death: Melvin R Burt died on January 15, 1990, at age 75, in Wyoming.

Dorothy Helen Bradas

F, b. February 1, 1920, d. December 18, 2009

Family: Melvin R Burt (b. November 13, 1914, d. January 15, 1990)

Biography

  • Birth: Dorothy Helen Bradas was born on February 1, 1920 in Wyoming.
  • Marriage: She and Melvin R Burt were married.
  • Death: Dorothy Helen Bradas died on December 18, 2009, at age 89, in Casper, Natrona Co, Wyoming.

Medora Burt

F, b. 1920, d. December 16, 1962

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Medora Burt was born in 1920 in Nebraska.
  • Death: She died on December 16, 1962, at age ~42, in Cook County, Illinois.

Patti Cornell

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Kristen Elizabeth Schiltz

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Parents

Dillian Guzman

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Arvin Robert Burt

M, b. July 6, 1935, d. July 8, 1935

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Arvin Robert Burt was born on July 6, 1935 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on July 8, 1935, at age 0, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.