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Leopold B Blink

M, b. December 17, 1868, d. 1928

Parents

Family: Ida E Retz (b. July 8, 1871, d. 1928)

Biography

  • Birth: Leopold B Blink was born on December 17, 1868 in Iowa.
  • Marriage: He and Ida E Retz were married on August 18, 1897.
  • Death: Leopold B Blink died in 1928, at age ~60, in Iowa.
  • Note: LEOPOLD BLINK.

    One of the enterprising farmers of Eden Twp. who has been most industrious from his boyhood up and who has lived a life consistent with good principles is Leopold Blink, who was born on the farm where he now resides, 28 Dec 1868,
    being the descendant of a well known old family here, the members of which have played well their parts in the upbuilding of Marshall Co. Realizing all along that no better farming country was to be found than this, he has spent his entire life here. His father, Joseph Blink, was born in Germany, 29 Mar 1834, there grew to maturity and was educated, emigrating to Eden Twp., this county, in 1860. He married Margaret Halter, who was born in France, 20 Jul 1836. These parents are passing their declining years in a well furnished and cozy home in Rhodes.

    Leopold Blink was educated in the public schools of his home community which he attended during the winter months, working on the farm in the summertime. On 18 Aug 1897, he was married to Ida E. Retz, of Sornonauk, La Salle Co., IL, where she was born, 08 Jul 1871. Her father, Edward Retz, was born in Alsace, France, 25 Aug 1826. He came to America when a young man, landing in IL with four dollars and fifty cents, but he was a hard worker and a man of tact and business ability, and before he died he became the owner of twelve hundred acres of valuable land. His death occurred on 04 Jan 1900. His wife was Rosella Rohrer, who was born in St. Blaze, France, 25 Oct 1831, and died 08 Mar 1911. They came to the United States in 1848. To this
    union fourteen children were born.

    This family belong to the Catholic church and are faithful in their support of the same at Rhodes. Mr. Blink has served a number of terms as school director.

    Mr. Blink has been very successful as a general farmer and stock raiser, and he is the owner of a choice and well improved farm of two hundred and forty acres in sections 22 and 26. His large, modern concrete barns and substantial
    outbuildings, in addition to his modernly equipped, neatly kept and attractive home; bespeak success and cultivated tastes.

Sharon Lee Verstegen

F, b. September 12, 1938, d. October 13, 1941

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Sharon Lee Verstegen was born on September 12, 1938 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on October 13, 1941, at age 3.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/40.

Peter J Hermes

M, b. December 24, 1882, d. January 2, 1948

Parents

Family: Petronella Christina VanThiel (b. January 17, 1887, d. April 23, 1959)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter J Hermes was born on December 24, 1882 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Petronella Christina VanThiel were married on August 13, 1912 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Peter J Hermes died on January 2, 1948, at age 65, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/34 Birth year is wrong on stone - should be 1882.

Petronella Christina VanThiel

F, b. January 17, 1887, d. April 23, 1959

Parents

Family: Peter J Hermes (b. December 24, 1882, d. January 2, 1948)

Biography

  • Birth: Petronella Christina VanThiel was born on January 17, 1887 in Oss, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Peter J Hermes were married on August 13, 1912 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Petronella Christina VanThiel died on April 23, 1959, at age 72, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/34.

Thomas William Hermes

M, b. November 15, 1951, d. January 30, 1956

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas William Hermes was born on November 15, 1951.
  • Death: He died on January 30, 1956, at age 4.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/34.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

Patricia Jean Sanderfoot

F, b. June 6, 1953, d. May 24, 1955

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Patricia Jean Sanderfoot was born on June 6, 1953.
  • Death: She died on May 24, 1955, at age 1.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/33N.

Barbara Jean Strick

F, b. September 14, 1947, d. April 15, 1951

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Barbara Jean Strick was born on September 14, 1947 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on April 15, 1951, at age 3.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/55.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Robin Mary Strick

M, b. July 25, 1956, d. August 8, 1956

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Robin Mary Strick was born on July 25, 1956 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on August 8, 1956, at age 0.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/55.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Thomas Henry Jansen

M, b. August 29, 1924, d. June 21, 1950

Parents

St John High School Yearbook 1943

Biography

  • Birth: Thomas Henry Jansen was born on August 29, 1924 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 21, 1950, at age 25, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/52.
  • Note: Thomas "Tucker" Jansen, 25, 71 Jefferson, Little Chute, died in the morning following an illness of months.
    He was born August 29, 1924 in Little Chute and served in the naby from July 3, 1943 until April 14, 1946. A member of St. John's Holy Name Society, the Jacob Coppus American Legion Post, the Little Chute Community Band and the Athletic association he played football with the Little Chute Flying Dutchmen football team.
    Friends may call at the Verkuilen Funeral home after 2 Thursday and prayer services will be Thursday and Friday nights at 8:15. There will be a military funeral at St. John's cemetery and the Rt. Rev. Monsignor John J. Sprangers, assisted by the REv. Felix VanDries and the Rev. Norbert Vande Loo will conduct the solemn fuleral service Saturday morning at 19:39.
    Survivors are the parents,,Mr. and Mrs. John W. Jansen; five brothers, Earl, Kaukauna, and John, Joseph, Rodger and William of Little Chute; three sisters, Mrs. Don Ferrell, Askeaton, and Joyce and Betty at home.
  • Graduation: He graduated from St John High School, Little Chute, in 1943.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena

John Jacob E Jansen

M, b. January 14, 1880, d. January 2, 1958

Parents

Family: Minnie Reynen (b. December 2, 1879, d. January 18, 1950)

Biography

  • Birth: John Jacob E Jansen was born on January 14, 1880 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on January 13, 1880 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Minnie Reynen were married on November 20, 1905 in Brown County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: John Jacob E Jansen died on January 2, 1958, at age 77.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/49S Birth year is incorrect on stone - should be 1880.
  • Note: John E. Jansen. 77. a former Kimberly resident, died about 11:30 Thursday, night at Oshkosh after a short illness. He was born in Little Chute, Jan. 14. 1880. and lived in Kimberly until about seven years ago. Funeral services will be at 10 o'clock Monday morning at the Holy Name Catholic church, Kimberly, with burial in St. John cemetery, Little Chute. Friends may call at the Jansen Funeral home Kimberly, after 7 o'clock Saturday night. The rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock Saturday and Sunday night at the funeral home. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. William Koehn, Oshkosh, and Mrs. Larry Van Handel, Marshfield.

Minnie Reynen

F, b. December 2, 1879, d. January 18, 1950

Parents

Family: John Jacob E Jansen (b. January 14, 1880, d. January 2, 1958)

Biography

  • Birth: Minnie Reynen was born on December 2, 1879 in DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and John Jacob E Jansen were married on November 20, 1905 in Brown County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Minnie Reynen died on January 18, 1950, at age 70.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/49S Birth year is incorrect on stone - should be 1879.

Theresa VandenBoogard

F, b. May 27, 1930, d. January 21, 1940

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Theresa VandenBoogard was born on May 27, 1930.
  • Death: She died on January 21, 1940, at age 9.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, Old/11/10.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Jerome Sorenson

M, b. circa 1907

Family: Marie Heideman (b. June 19, 1904, d. March 17, 1935)

Biography

  • Birth: Jerome Sorenson was born circa 1907.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Heideman were married on September 8, 1927 in Waukegan, Lake Co, Illinois.

Margaret Josephine Mauthe

F, b. January 27, 1907, d. January 31, 1994

Family: Francis VanEyck (b. July 31, 1894, d. September 5, 1954)

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret Josephine Mauthe was born on January 27, 1907 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on January 31, 1994, at age 87.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/45N.

Theodore Louis St Aubin

M, b. May 18, 1893, d. June 25, 1983

Parents

Family: Julia Marie Gauthier (b. July 5, 1898, d. February 24, 1976)

Biography

  • Birth: Theodore Louis St Aubin was born on May 18, 1893 in Canada.
  • Death: He died on June 25, 1983, at age 90.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/43E.

Julia Marie Gauthier

F, b. July 5, 1898, d. February 24, 1976

Parents

Family: Theodore Louis St Aubin (b. May 18, 1893, d. June 25, 1983)

Biography

  • Birth: Julia Marie Gauthier was born on July 5, 1898 in Oconto, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on February 24, 1976, at age 77.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/43E.

Margaret Graham

F, b. 1827, d. circa 1858

Family: Patrick Finnegan (b. 1819, d. November 1878)

Biography

  • Birth: Margaret Graham was born in 1827 in County Silgo, Ireland.
  • Death: She died circa 1858 in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.

Anna Rose Murphy

F, b. December 15, 1887, d. December 1, 1976

Family: Charles Ernest Hamilton (b. circa 1887)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Rose Murphy was born on December 15, 1887 in Minnesota.
  • Death: She died on December 1, 1976, at age 88, in Omaha, Douglas Co, Nebraska.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/59.

Joshua Adam Cleveland

M

Linda Hummel

F

Christian Steve Brockman

M, b. September 23, 2004, d. September 23, 2004

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Christian Steve Brockman was born on September 23, 2004.
  • Death: He died on September 23, 2004, at age 0.
  • Burial: He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Brockman, Christian Steve 2004 Appleton Post Crescent dated 9/26/2004; Brockman, Christian Steve Infant Christian Steve Brockman, the son of Dean and Linda Brockman of Little Chute was born to eternal life on September 23, 2004. He is also survived by his sisters Emilie and Theresa, and brother Brandon; maternal grandparents, Ed and Carole Hummel, Green Bay; and paternal grandparents, Cliff and Catherine Brockman, Little Chute. A private family service was held at Riverside Cemetery in Appleton. The family would like to thank Dr. Brockman at Aurora Bay Care Center for his excellent care and concern.

Alberta Margaret Hischke

F, b. June 23, 1901, d. November 15, 1992

Family: Edgar John Verstegen (b. January 16, 1899, d. February 15, 1952)

Biography

  • Birth: Alberta Margaret Hischke was born on June 23, 1901 in Suring, Oconto Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on November 15, 1992, at age 91, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/61.

Sylvester George Kieffer

M, b. September 29, 1911, d. February 27, 1968

Parents

Family: Margie M Durkee (b. July 22, 1913, d. April 30, 2007)

Biography

  • Birth: Sylvester George Kieffer was born on September 29, 1911 in Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Margie M Durkee were married in 1935 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Sylvester George Kieffer died on February 27, 1968, at age 56, in Fremont, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/63.

Margie M Durkee

F, b. July 22, 1913, d. April 30, 2007

Parents

Family: Sylvester George Kieffer (b. September 29, 1911, d. February 27, 1968)

Biography

  • Birth: Margie M Durkee was born on July 22, 1913 in Hillsboro, Vernon Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Sylvester George Kieffer were married in 1935 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Margie M Durkee died on April 30, 2007, at age 93, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/63.
  • Note: May 1, 2007

    Kieffer, Margie M. Margie Kieffer, 93, Appleton, formerly of Little Chute, died Monday, April 30, 2007, at Franciscan Care Center. She was born July 22, 1913, in Hillsboro, daughter of George and Ella (Stanley) Durkee. Margie married Sylvester Kieffer in 1935 in Appleton and he preceded her in death in 1967. Margie and Sylvester owned and operated a distributorship for Morning Glory for many years in Little Chute, Kimberly and Combined Locks. She was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Little Chute.

    Mrs. Kieffer is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Floyd and Elizabeth Kieffer, Seymour; her grandchildren: Kelly (Dirk) Yarnell, Montrose, CO; Michael Kieffer, Green Bay and Brigid Kieffer, Appleton; 11 grandchildren; two step granddaughters: Ann (Mitchell) Roepcke and Melissa Appleton and a step great-granddaughter,.

    She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Earl Kieffer and a grandson, Steven Kieffer.

    Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church with Fr. David Funk, O.F.M. Cap officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 12 p.m. Wednesday until the time of the mass.

    Verkuilen Funeral Home

    & Cremation Services

    Little Chute 920-788-3321.

Earl Nickolas Kieffer

M, b. September 13, 1938, d. January 11, 1952

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Earl Nickolas Kieffer was born on September 13, 1938 in Iola, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 11, 1952, at age 13, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St John Cemetery, Little Chute, Wisconsin, New/5/63.
  • Note: Killed by auto while he was delivering papers.