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Mary Knipfer

F, b. 1852, d. June 1929

Family: Michael Melchior (b. November 13, 1851, d. March 27, 1933)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Knipfer was born in 1852.
  • Marriage: She and Michael Melchior were married on January 10, 1872 in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Mary Knipfer died in June 1929, at age ~77, in Algoma, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.

Lorenz Melchior

M, b. August 10, 1862, d. June 6, 1901

Parents

  • Father: Michael Melchior (b. September 21, 1809, d. January 7, 1891)
  • Mother: Anna Biehl (b. November 21, 1810, d. September 26, 1892)

Biography

  • Birth: Lorenz Melchior was born on August 10, 1862 in Algoma, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 6, 1901, at age 38, in Algoma, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.

Anna Reinhart

F, b. November 8, 1866, d. July 25, 1941

Parents

Family: William Barnhardt (b. May 16, 1863, d. August 12, 1918)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Reinhart was born on November 8, 1866.
  • Marriage: She and William Barnhardt were married.
  • Death: Anna Reinhart died on July 25, 1941, at age 74.

William Barnhardt

M, b. May 16, 1863, d. August 12, 1918

Family: Anna Reinhart (b. November 8, 1866, d. July 25, 1941)

Biography

  • Birth: William Barnhardt was born on May 16, 1863 in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Reinhart were married.
  • Death: William Barnhardt died on August 12, 1918, at age 55, in Door County, Wisconsin.

Mathias L Reinhart

M, b. July 3, 1868, d. April 27, 1921

Parents

Family: Sarah Kersten (b. July 29, 1871, d. August 27, 1948)

Biography

  • Birth: Mathias L Reinhart was born on July 3, 1868.
  • Marriage: He and Sarah Kersten were married.
  • Death: Mathias L Reinhart died on April 27, 1921, at age 52.

Sarah Kersten

F, b. July 29, 1871, d. August 27, 1948

Family: Mathias L Reinhart (b. July 3, 1868, d. April 27, 1921)

Biography

  • Birth: Sarah Kersten was born on July 29, 1871.
  • Marriage: She and Mathias L Reinhart were married.
  • Death: Sarah Kersten died on August 27, 1948, at age 77.

Katherine Reinhart

F, b. April 18, 1870, d. March 17, 1944

Parents

Family: Frank Witcpalek Wit (b. March 12, 1868, d. May 20, 1943)

Biography

  • Birth: Katherine Reinhart was born on April 18, 1870 in Algoma, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Frank Witcpalek Wit were married.
  • Death: Katherine Reinhart died on March 17, 1944, at age 73, in Yakima, Yakima Co, Washington.

Frank Witcpalek Wit

M, b. March 12, 1868, d. May 20, 1943

Family: Katherine Reinhart (b. April 18, 1870, d. March 17, 1944)

Biography

  • Birth: Frank Witcpalek Wit was born on March 12, 1868 in Lincoln, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Katherine Reinhart were married.
  • Death: Frank Witcpalek Wit died on May 20, 1943, at age 75, in Spokane, Spokane Co, Washington.

Magdalena Reinhart

F, b. March 11, 1878, d. October 1, 1912

Parents

Family: William Henry Machia (b. May 25, 1876, d. October 19, 1929)

Biography

  • Birth: Magdalena Reinhart was born on March 11, 1878 in Algoma, Kewaunee Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and William Henry Machia were married.
  • Death: Magdalena Reinhart died on October 1, 1912, at age 34, in Fond du lac County, Wisconsin.
  • Note: End Comes While Surrounded by Members of the Family

    DEATH DUE TO HEART FAILURE

    Stricken while holding conversation with husband and others- Passes away in half an hour

    Stricken while holding a conversation with her husband, mother and a few friends, Magdaline, wife of W.H. Machia, passed away at 8:45 Tuesday evening, thirty minutes after the fatal illness had come upon her. Death was due to heart failure.

    Mrs. Machia partook of her supper Tuesday evening and seemed to enjoy it. Later a few visitors came in, and it was while these visitors, together with her husband mother and children were seated about the room that the fatal illness made its appearance like a bolt from a clear sky. Although everything possible was done to restore circulation and respiration, it was of no avail, Mrs. Machia passing away wthin half an hour and some twenty minutes later after Rev Godfrey Wuelffing had administered the last rites of the Church.

    Magdaline Reinhart was born in Algoma 34 years ago, being the daughter of Mr and Mrs Matt Reinhart Sr. Mrs Reinhart has been living with the Machia family for some time. In 1900 Miss Reinhart was married to W H Machia and two years later they moved to Milwaukee. Three years ago the family moved to Fond Du Lac. Mrs Machia was a member of St Mary's Church and of the Lady Foresters.

    The death of Mrs. Machia is the third to occur in the family within two years, two children dying in that time.

    Besides her husband, Mrs. Machia leaves three children, Marguerite aged 11, Ralph aged 9 and an infant chid ten days old; three brothers Matt Reinhart of Algoma, George Reinhart of De Pere, and Frank Reinhart of Topponish Wash.; and four sisters, Mrs. William Bernhardt Sturgeon Bay, Mrs Frank Witt Yakima Wash., Mrs. Frank Weigers Marinette, and Mrs Julius Meyer. Algoma.

    The relatives from Washington will be unable to reach here in time for the funeral. Frank Reinhart of Topponish Wash. recently paid the Machia family a visit returning to his home last week.

    The funeral will be held from St Mary's church at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetary.
    Daily Commonweath Fond Du lac Wisconsin Oct 2 1912.

William Henry Machia

M, b. May 25, 1876, d. October 19, 1929

Family: Magdalena Reinhart (b. March 11, 1878, d. October 1, 1912)

Biography

  • Birth: William Henry Machia was born on May 25, 1876 in Sturgeon Bay, Door Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Magdalena Reinhart were married.
  • Death: William Henry Machia died on October 19, 1929, at age 53, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Sophia Reinhart

F, b. 1879, d. 1937

Parents

Family: Julius Meyer (b. 1877, d. 1926)

Biography

  • Birth: Sophia Reinhart was born in 1879.
  • Marriage: She and Julius Meyer were married.
  • Death: Sophia Reinhart died in 1937, at age ~58.

Julius Meyer

M, b. 1877, d. 1926

Family: Sophia Reinhart (b. 1879, d. 1937)

Biography

  • Birth: Julius Meyer was born in 1877.
  • Marriage: He and Sophia Reinhart were married.
  • Death: Julius Meyer died in 1926, at age ~49.

Frank S Reinhart

M, b. January 20, 1883, d. January 22, 1948

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Frank S Reinhart was born on January 20, 1883 in Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 22, 1948, at age 65, in Yakima, Yakima Co, Washington.

Francis Wiegers

M, b. circa 1849

Parents

Family: W Oelrich (b. circa 1850)

Biography

  • Birth: Francis Wiegers was born circa 1849 in Germany.
  • Marriage: He and W Oelrich were married.

W Oelrich

F, b. circa 1850

Family: Francis Wiegers (b. circa 1849)

Biography

  • Birth: W Oelrich was born circa 1850.
  • Marriage: She and Francis Wiegers were married.

Emmanuel Wiegers

M, b. 1807, d. 1860

Parents

Family:

Biography

  • Birth: Emmanuel Wiegers was born in 1807.
  • Death: He died in 1860, at age ~53.

Heinrich Wiegers

M, b. circa 1780

Family:

Biography

  • Birth: Heinrich Wiegers was born circa 1780.

Magnus Benson

M, b. April 6, 1862, d. November 1921

Family 1: Julie Reine Steffensdatter (b. February 10, 1862, d. March 9, 1891)

Family 2: Hermina Augustdatter (b. 1866, d. April 1950)

Biography

  • Birth: Magnus Benson was born on April 6, 1862 in Norway.
  • Marriage: He and Julie Reine Steffensdatter were married.
  • Death: Magnus Benson died in November 1921, at age 59, in Marinette County, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.

Hermina Augustdatter

F, b. 1866, d. April 1950

Family: Magnus Benson (b. April 6, 1862, d. November 1921)

Biography

  • Birth: Hermina Augustdatter was born in 1866 in Norway.
  • Death: She died in April 1950, at age ~84.
  • Burial: She was buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.

Julie Reine Steffensdatter

F, b. February 10, 1862, d. March 9, 1891

Family: Magnus Benson (b. April 6, 1862, d. November 1921)

Biography

  • Birth: Julie Reine Steffensdatter was born on February 10, 1862 in Bronnoy, Helgeland, Nordland, Norway.
  • Marriage: She and Magnus Benson were married.
  • Death: Julie Reine Steffensdatter died on March 9, 1891, at age 29, in Shawano County, Wisconsin.

Halfton J Benson

M, b. 1886, d. November 1945

Parents

Family: Hazel Jondro (b. September 8, 1891, d. April 15, 1921)

Biography

  • Birth: Halfton J Benson was born in 1886.
  • Death: He died in November 1945, at age ~59.
  • Burial: He was buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.

Hazel Jondro

F, b. September 8, 1891, d. April 15, 1921

Family: Halfton J Benson (b. 1886, d. November 1945)

Biography

  • Birth: Hazel Jondro was born on September 8, 1891.
  • Death: She died on April 15, 1921, at age 29.
  • Burial: She was buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.

Viola Benson

F, b. April 14, 1903, d. January 24, 1979

Parents

Family: Francis E Miller (b. February 18, 1903, d. April 25, 1993)

Biography

  • Birth: Viola Benson was born on April 14, 1903 in Marinette, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 24, 1979, at age 75, in Marinette, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.

Francis E Miller

M, b. February 18, 1903, d. April 25, 1993

Family: Viola Benson (b. April 14, 1903, d. January 24, 1979)

Biography

  • Birth: Francis E Miller was born on February 18, 1903 in Marinette, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on April 25, 1993, at age 90.
  • Burial: He was buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.

Joyce Wiegers

F, b. August 13, 1928, d. September 11, 2014

Parents

Family 1: Edward F Strass (b. October 10, 1924, d. December 23, 2010)

Family 2: Francis A Peterson (b. March 27, 1918, d. October 9, 1965)

Family 3: Gordon M Wieck (b. October 23, 1925, d. November 14, 2006)

Biography

  • Birth: Joyce Wiegers was born on August 13, 1928 in Marinette, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on September 11, 2014, at age 86, in Marinette, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Marinette, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Marinette EagleHerald, September 12, 2014

    Joyce (Wiegers) Wieck, 86, of Marinette, WI, passed away quietly at Bay Area Medical Center in the company of her family on Thursday, September 11, 2014.

    Joyce was married to Edward Strass and together had twin boys, Michael and John.
    After her divorce, she married Francis “Toots” Peterson who passed away in 1965.
    She then married Gordon Wieck.
    A very social person, she loved to talk and had many good friends and care providers. Joyce loved to crochet, swim at the YMCA with her many friends and volunteered as a member of the hospital auxiliary at BAMC. She was a member of Holy Family Parish and prayed the Rosary every day.

    Joyce is survived by a son, Michael (Joan) Strass of Stiles, Wis.; step-sons: Dean (Shelby) Wieck of Browntown, Va. and Brad (Ann) Wieck of Ashtabula, Ohio.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon; son, John Strass; and siblings: Betty Zoellner, William Wiegers, Francis “Wart” Wiegers, Adrian “Abe” Wiegers and Audrey Grabowski.

    Friends may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home in Marinette from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Holy Family Parish-Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Taylor St., by the Reverend Celestine Byekwaso.
    Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.