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Peter Joseph Hubert Fassbender

M, b. December 22, 1838, d. February 1, 1931

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Family: Elizabeth Nettekoven (b. November 4, 1839, d. April 14, 1937)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter Joseph Hubert Fassbender was born on December 22, 1838 in Oedekoven, Bonn, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Nettekoven were married on November 26, 1862 in Madison, Dane Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Peter Joseph Hubert Fassbender died on February 1, 1931, at age 92.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: PETER FASSBENDER, who is a well-known retired resident of Appleton, was for a long period intimately connected with the agricultural interests of Outagamie county, where he also founded one of the largest business enterprises of its kind in this part of Wisconsin. He was born in a village in the province of Koeln, Germany, in 1838, and is the only survivor of three children born to John and Salome Fassbender, the former of whom died in 1843 in Germany, leaving three children, of whom Peter is the only survivor. Mrs. Fassbender was later married to Matt Tennessen, and in 1856 the family came to the United States, locating in Milwaukee county, Wisconsin, where Mr. Tennessen purchased eighty acres of wild land, and the remainder of his life was spent on this farm, where Mrs. Tennessen also died. They had eight children, of whom five survive. Peter Fassbender received a common school education in Germany, and early in life began to display those attributes of character that marked his whole life. As a youth he worked energetically on his step-father's farm, and when he had attained his majority he began working for others by the month. In 1862 he was married and during the following year he came to Outagamie county and purchased sixty acres of land on section 25, Ellington township, and after clearing it and putting it in a state of cultivation, he bought forty acres in section 26, in 1868, and in 1883 bought forty acres in section 24. In 1887 he built a cheese factory on section 26, which he conducted until 1901, which had a capacity of 11,000 pounds of milk per day, and he kept twenty-four cows and purchased milk from other farmers in his neighborhood. In 1901 he sold his farm to his second son Joe P., and moved to Appleton, and at the same time sold the cheese factory to his third son, Hubert, who rebuilt on section 25, in a large stone building, and who now conducts one of the largest creameries and cheese factories in the county. On November 26, 1862, Mr. Fassbender was married to Elizabeth Nettecoven, born in Germany, daughter of Henry Nettecoven who brought his family to the United States in 1845, settling near Milwaukee, where Mr. Nettecoven was engaged in cultivating a sixty-acre farm all of his life. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Fassbender, three of whom died in infancy, while the survivors are: Annie, residing at home; John M., a farmer of Black Creek township; Joseph P., farmer, residing on the Ellington township farm on section 26; Hubert, who is conducting the cheese factory; Elizabeth, widow of Peter Ellenbecker, who resides with her father and has two children; and Henry F., who is the owner of a creamery and cheese factory at Hollandtown. The Fassbender family is connected with St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and Mr. Fassbender is a member of the Catholic Knights.
  • Immigration: He immigrated in 1856.

Elizabeth Nettekoven

F, b. November 4, 1839, d. April 14, 1937

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Family: Peter Joseph Hubert Fassbender (b. December 22, 1838, d. February 1, 1931)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Nettekoven was born on November 4, 1839 in Germany.
  • Marriage: She and Peter Joseph Hubert Fassbender were married on November 26, 1862 in Madison, Dane Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Elizabeth Nettekoven died on April 14, 1937, at age 97.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

John Fassbender

M, b. 1811, d. December 21, 1843

Family: Salome (Sarah) Barbara Bel (b. October 19, 1812, d. January 1860)

Biography

  • Birth: John Fassbender was born in 1811 in Oedekoven, Bonn, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
  • Death: He died on December 21, 1843, at age ~32, in Germany.

Salome (Sarah) Barbara Bel

F, b. October 19, 1812, d. January 1860

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Family 1: John Fassbender (b. 1811, d. December 21, 1843)

Family 2: Mathias Toennessen (b. November 2, 1823, d. July 25, 1897)

Biography

  • Birth: Salome (Sarah) Barbara Bel was born on October 19, 1812 in Oedekoven, Bonn, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
  • Marriage: She and Mathias Toennessen were married on June 15, 1848 in Oedekoven, Bonn, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
  • Death: Salome (Sarah) Barbara Bel died in January 1860, at age 47, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Edith L Jansen

F, b. September 9, 1879, d. September 7, 1880

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Family: Emmet C Laing (b. circa 1874)

Biography

  • Birth: Edith L Jansen was born on September 9, 1879.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on September 9, 1879 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Emmet C Laing were married on September 23, 1902 in Phlox, Langlade Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Edith L Jansen died on September 7, 1880, at age 0, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, California.

Sylvester Janssen

M, b. September 30, 1903, d. July 24, 1921

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Biography

  • Birth: Sylvester Janssen was born on September 30, 1903 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on July 24, 1921, at age 17, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/2/52E.
  • Note: Monday, July 25, 1921

    Jansen Body is Found at Noon

    Searchers dragging for the body of Sylvester Jansen, who was drowned Sunday afternoon at Waverly beach, were rewarded at 12:30 Monday afternoon, when the body was recovered about 200 feet from shore. An examination will be made by the coroner here to determine whether the death was due to drowning or other causes. Funeral services probably will be held Thursday.

    July 28, 1921

    Jansen Funeral
    Funeral services for Sylvester Jansen were held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning from St. John church, Little Chute, with the Rev. John Sprangers in charge. Burial was in Little Chute Catholic cemetery.
    the cause of Jansen's death was found to be from drowning. There was a belief that it might have been heart disease or injury suffered when diving, but the district attorney's verdict was accidental death due to drowning.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Joshua David Kwiatkowski

M, b. March 26, 1990, d. October 17, 2003

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Biography

  • Birth: Joshua David Kwiatkowski was born on March 26, 1990 in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 17, 2003, at age 13.
  • Burial: He was buried in Minocqua, Oneida Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Sam Kwiatkowski

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Sara Prasher

F, b. September 28, 1963, d. July 17, 2012

Biography

  • Birth: Sara Prasher was born on September 28, 1963.
  • Death: She died on July 17, 2012, at age 48.
  • Note: Sara Ebben, 48, died on 17 July 2012 surrounded by the family and friends who loved her. The cause of her death was a GBM (huge brain tumor). Sara's strength and spirit allowed her to survive 4+ years, beyond all expectations.

    Sara was born on September 28, 1963 after 24 hours of labor. She first lived in Appleton, in the same house where her Dad was raised. She went to Jefferson Elementary for a year before moving to Menasha, graduating from Menasha High in 1981. Tim, her husband, attended kindergarten with her unknowingly to meet and marry in 2003. From the first day of her freshman year at UW-LaCrosse until graduation from UW-Milwaukee she moved in and out of utter joy at the opportunities higher education provided her to utter depression at the decisions she made early in life. She could have gone to DC to become a political speechwriter, but chose to return to Appleton, working a few jobs before finding the career of a lifetime at Guardian Life Insurance and giving birth to her children, Abbey and Nate. Until her cancer diagnosis, she was a chronic overachiever. Despite many successes, she was never 100% confident. It was that drive that made Sara such a good leader. She was that rare person good at mentoring others and she truly enjoyed it. She cared about her coworkers, sincerely listened to their suggestions and often challenged the status quo on their behalf to establish a lactation room, to change from a Christmas to Holiday card, and to treat everyone, regardless of position, as an equal. Sara made work fun too, using finger puppets, dinosaurs or Far Side cartoons to motivate her and others. She was grateful for all the opportunities Guardian gave her.



    We will remember Sara as a loving wife and best friend to Tim; a devoted mother, sister and aunt; a loyal friend; an avid artist, reader, runner, shopper, collector of purses, hats, scarves and jewelry. She believed fiercely in soul mates, yoga, sunbathing, knock-knock jokes and a God who loves everyone regardless of their faith or lack thereof. She was so smart, but not in an arrogant way, and was an amazing writer who opened us to the depths of her life and coming death via a blog that hosted over 70,000 visits, twice as many laughs, an exponential number of tears. Sara hated expressions like "a life cut too short" or "took a turn for the worse" but no violent words were ever used to describe her health since her diagnosis in June 08. To paraphrase the Indigo Girls, the best thing cancer did was to help Sara take her life less seriously. She wished she'd realized sooner what a wonderful life it was. While not a fantastic journey, with occasional forays into anorexia, depression and smite, she made the best of it, a triumphant survivor in many ways.

    Sara leaves her husband, Tim Ebben; her children Abbey Lading, Nate Lading, & Isaiah Ebben; her father Sam Prasher & his main squeeze Dorothy Matsche; her siblings Molly & Mark Vold, Michael & Julie Prasher; Tim's siblings Cliff & Mary, Steve, Nancy, Peg, Dan, Eric & Dawn, Andy & Polly Ebben, Barb & Marty Kwiatkowski; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends she adored. Her mother, Lynn Prasher and her second husband, Michael James Mutschler, preceded Sara in death. We are grateful for the staff at St. Elizabeth Oncology Department, especially Dr. Goggins, and St. Paul Hospice for amazing in-home care.

    A memorial service will be held in recognition of Sara's life at the CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 1511 Nicolet Blvd, Neenah, on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at NOON, with food and memories to follow. Friends and family can gather at the UCC from 5 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts will benefit Harbor House Domestic Abuse, NAMI Fox Valley and St Paul's Hospice Service, all of which were especially important to Sara and caregivers.

    Sara ended every conversation, no matter how small, with "Goodbye. I love you." And so we end in kind by saying goodbye. We love you.

Ardina (Sister M Priscilla) Joosten

F, b. December 21, 1902, d. March 30, 1921

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Biography

  • Birth: Ardina (Sister M Priscilla) Joosten was born on December 21, 1902.
  • Death: She died on March 30, 1921, at age 18.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1A/12.
  • Occupation: She was a Racine Dominican.
  • Note: Ardina Joosten, daughter of Catherine Thyssen and
    Martin Joosten, was born on December 21, 1901 in
    Little Chute, Wisconsin and baptized at Saint
    John’s Parish there. She entered the Racine
    Dominican community on August 30, 1919, and on
    July 8, 1920 received the Dominican habit and the
    name Sister Mary Priscilla of the Blessed
    Sacrament.
    While she was still a novice, Sister Priscilla began
    to feel ill and tired, symptoms of what would soon
    be diagnosed as tuberculosis (“consumption”). On
    January 18, 1921, she suffered a hemorrhage of the
    lung.
    “Heartbroken at having to take off the habit,” wrote
    the community chronicler later, “she left Saint
    Catherine’s on February 28 to enter a sanatorium
    near her home in Little Chute. Her condition grew
    steadily worse day by day. When it was evident that
    death was near, she was allowed, to her great joy, to
    have the Dominican habit returned to her. Then she
    was permitted the still greater privilege of
    pronouncing her holy vows.”
    A letter later sent to the community told of what followed.
    Before her death, she was delirious for days, but she became rational again and was perfectly
    resigned to die. A week previous she had received Extreme Unction and made her vows,
    ending with a strong “forever.” On Tuesday evening, she said: “Come, Sisters, come near; do
    not be afraid of me.” She was always at Saint Catherine’s or raved about her convent home.
    At one o’clock, she called, “Ring all the bells, ring them. Tell all to come.” No doubt, she
    wanted the Salve to be sung as she took her flight to heaven just before two o’clock
    Wednesday morning, March 30, 1921. On Friday she was buried beside her sister who had
    died less than a year ago. We all feel that her most edifying life and holy death will bring
    blessings on the community she so much loved.
    Sister Priscilla was only nineteen years old. At her parents’ request,
    she was buried in their family plot in Saint John’s Cemetery in
    Little Chute (block 1, lot 12, just to the left of the central cemetery
    road in the southwest section of the cemetery).
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Walter Joosten

M, b. November 27, 1905, d. April 30, 1925

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Biography

  • Birth: Walter Joosten was born on November 27, 1905 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on April 30, 1925, at age 19.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/1A/12.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Mary Ardina Thyssen

F, b. November 15, 1880, d. April 2, 1975

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Family: Martin Stephen Coenen (b. August 24, 1871, d. March 21, 1957)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Ardina Thyssen was born on November 15, 1880 in Town of Grand Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: She was baptized on November 16, 1880 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Martin Stephen Coenen were married on October 15, 1901 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Mary Ardina Thyssen died on April 2, 1975, at age 94, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/4/69n.

Allie Sue Weigman

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Minnie Hietpas

F, b. August 13, 1908, d. November 29, 1983

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Biography

  • Birth: Minnie Hietpas was born on August 13, 1908 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Raphael George Diedrick were married on October 8, 1933 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Minnie Hietpas died on November 29, 1983, at age 75, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Holy Cross, Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Source: Appleton Post Crescent Obituary

    Tuesday, November 29, 1983

    Mrs. Ray Diedrick
    [Minnie Hietpas]
    298 Delanglade St.
    Hwy 55, Kaukauna

    Age75, died early Tuesday morning at St. Elizabeth Hospital, after a six month illness. She was born August 13, 1908 in the Town of Vandenbroek. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers Society, and the Vandenbroek Senior Citizens Card Club. Minnie and her husband, Ray, celebrated their 50th anniversary, October 9th this year.

    Survivors include her husband, Ray; two daughters and sons in-law, Dolores and Roger Vander Loop, Rt. 5, Appleton; Beverly and Dave Anderson, Rt. 2, Seymour; four sons and daughters in-law, Gene and Carol Diedrick, Combined Locks; Vernon and Carol Diedrick, Dan and Vonnie Diedrick, Raymond Jr. and Karen Diedrick, all of Kaukauna; two brothers, John A. Hietpas, Kaukauna; and Ted Hietpas, Little Chute; and a sister, Mrs. Omar [Dora] Liebergen, Wrightstown; 23 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

    The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna, with Father Mike Hoffmann officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call at the Fargo Funeral Home, Kaukauna, from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, and after 8 a.m. Thursday until the hour of the service. There will be a parish prayer service at 7:30 Wednesday evening. A memorial for Holy Cross Catholic Church has been established.

Vernon John Diedrick

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Raphael Gary (Toby) Diedrick

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Beverly Diedrich

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John Shillcox

M, b. April 21, 1914, d. November 22, 1955

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Biography

  • Birth: John Shillcox was born on April 21, 1914 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Dorothy Harriet Diedrick were married on July 9, 1935 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: John Shillcox died on November 22, 1955, at age 41.

Carolyn Mae Ebben

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

William J Rochon

M, b. August 18, 1907, d. November 2, 1991

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Family: Mary R (Mamie) Schumacher (b. September 18, 1898, d. May 24, 1979)

Biography

  • Birth: William J Rochon was born on August 18, 1907 in Hermansville, Menominee Co, Michigan.
  • Marriage: He and Mary R (Mamie) Schumacher were married on September 10, 1929 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: William J Rochon died on November 2, 1991, at age 84, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/3/22.

Robert M Schumacher

M, b. December 31, 1939, d. November 25, 2010

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Family: Joan Sandra Kersten (b. October 12, 1945, d. July 2009)

Biography

  • Birth: Robert M Schumacher was born on December 31, 1939 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Joan Sandra Kersten were married on May 31, 1969 in St Thomas More Church, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Robert M Schumacher died on November 25, 2010, at age 70.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/3/22.
  • Note: Our Lord came and chose this special Thanksgiving Day to take Robert home. He was born Dec. 31, 1939, to John and Agnes (Kadinger) Schumacher (both preceded him in death). His birth took place at the Schumacher homestead, a farm in rural Kaukauna. In 1960, Robert bought his dream car, a 1960 red Chevrolet Impala convertible, which was passed on to his son, EJ. He married Joan Kersten (she preceded him in death) in May of 1969.

    He was an ironworker and later on became a third generation farmer as he took over the family farm. Robert loved the land and was an avid tractor collector. During his retirement years, he enjoyed gardening, going up north and spending time with friends.

    Robert served our country with pride and was part of the 32nd division that was summoned to Fort Lewis, Wash., during the Berlin Crisis of 1961.

    He will be greatly missed by his son, EJ (Jessica) Schumacher, and grandsons, Clint and Garrit, Wrightstown; and his daughter, Carrie, Freedom. He is further survived by brothers, Ray, Don (Willy) and Joe (Cindy) Schumacher; sisters, Evelyn (Duane) Romenesko, Irene (Dan) Horn, Delores (Ron) Sedo and Margaret Strutz; sister-in-law, Audrey (Melvin) Schultz; brothers-in-law, Les (Marian) Kersten and Glenn (Dianne) Kersten.

    In addition to Joanie and his parents, he was further preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, Timothy Strutz and Gary Kersten; and sisters-in-law, Darhl Schumacher and Jeanine Schmaling.

    Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, from 4 p.m. until time of funeral at 7 p.m. at O'CONNELL FUNERAL HOME. Deacon Vincent De Groot will officiate. Military rites conducted by the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post 258 will immediately follow. Committal Highland Memorial.

    In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

    For online condolences, please visit www.oconnellfh.com.

    O'CONNELL

    FUNERAL HOME

    201 E. Main Street

    Little Chute 920-788-6237

    N.B. Buries at St. John, not Highland Memorial Park as listed in obituary.

Irene R Schumacher

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Delores M Schumacher

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Family 2: James Stoeger (b. October 30, 1942, d. October 11, 1964)