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Courtney Calmes

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

Stephanus Petrus VanDoorn

M, b. January 13, 1773, d. November 16, 1833

Parents

Family: Helena Gerardi VandenBroek (b. circa 1780)

Biography

  • Birth: Stephanus Petrus VanDoorn was born on January 13, 1773 in 's-Hertogenbosch, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Helena Gerardi VandenBroek were married on April 30, 1809 in Heeswijk, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: Stephanus Petrus VanDoorn died on November 16, 1833, at age 60, in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Helena Gerardi VandenBroek

F, b. circa 1780

Parents

Family: Stephanus Petrus VanDoorn (b. January 13, 1773, d. November 16, 1833)

Biography

  • Birth: Helena Gerardi VandenBroek was born circa 1780 in Heeswijk, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Stephanus Petrus VanDoorn were married on April 30, 1809 in Heeswijk, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Martinus VanDoorn

M, b. December 27, 1815

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Biography

  • Birth: Martinus VanDoorn was born on December 27, 1815 in Heeswijk, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Norbert Fink

M, b. August 26, 1905, d. January 23, 1907

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Biography

  • Birth: Norbert Fink was born on August 26, 1905 in Town of Woodville, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on January 23, 1907, at age 1, in Town of Woodville, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Helen Brown

F, b. circa 1920, d. 1981

Family: William J Coenen (b. May 23, 1920, d. August 22, 1987)

Biography

  • Birth: Helen Brown was born circa 1920.
  • Death: She died in 1981.

Mary Siebers

F, b. June 24, 1813, d. December 25, 1896

Parents

Family: Gerhard Kersten (b. circa 1810, d. 1862)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Siebers was born on June 24, 1813 in Frasselt, Kranenburg, Kreis Kleve, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
  • Marriage: She and Gerhard Kersten were married in 1841 in Germany.
  • Death: Mary Siebers died on December 25, 1896, at age 83, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Maria Kersten Chilton Times January 2, 1897

    Christmas day brought with its joys its sorrows, also; for on that day Grandma Kersten, the venerable mother of Theodore and Henry Kersten of this city, died, at the age of 82 years, 11 months and one day. She had enjoyed good health up to a few weeks ago when she began to fail and finally answered the summons of Him who doeth all things well.
    Maria Kersten, nee Sieben was a native of Germany, having been born Jan. 24, 1813 in Frasselt, Kries Cleve, Province of the Rhine, Germany. She grew to womanhood in her native home and was married to Gerhard Kersten in 1841. Fourteen years after their marriage the couple emigrated to the United States and in 1855 located on a farm in the town of Woodville where they began the hard work that all sturdy pioneers of their day had to undergo.
    In 1864 they moved into the town of Brillion and in February of the following years, her husband died. However, with the assistance of her son, Math, Mrs. Kersten continued to run the farm until 1876 when she came to Chilton and made her home with her son, Theodore, with whom she resided until her death.
    The deceased was a woman of sterling character, remarkable for her devotion to her family and her church. That she was a good mother was evident from the care and attention she received in her declining years from her children and grandchildren who idolized her. She was buried on Monday from St. Mary's church, the services being conducted by Rev. Fr. Hens, assisted by Rev. Fr. Westkamp of St. John, Rev. Fr. July, of Stockbridge and Rev. Fr. Cummane of this city.
  • Immigration: She immigrated in 1855.

Theodore Kersten

M, b. July 3, 1842, d. September 14, 1914

Parents

Family: Anna Maria Verkuilen (b. January 6, 1846, d. May 30, 1888)

Biography

  • Birth: Theodore Kersten was born on July 3, 1842 in Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Maria Verkuilen were married on December 28, 1867 in St Francis Church, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Theodore Kersten died on September 14, 1914, at age 72, in Crivitz, Marinette Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Theodore Kersten Chilton Times September 19, 1914

    Word reached this city Tuesday that Theodore Kersten had passed away at this home at Crivitz on Monday evening, Sept. 14th, after a prolonged illness at the age of seventy-two years. The body was brought to this city by relatives, old neighbors and friends and escorted to St. Mary's Catholic Church, where Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated by his son, Rev. Fr. Theodore Kersten of Meeme, assisted by Rev. Fr. L. N. Thelen as deacon, Rev. Fr. Geo. A. Clifford as sub-deacon and Fr. John Rollinger of Wausau as master of ceremonies.
    The passing of Theodore Kersten marks the departure of one who for many years was a leading citizen of Chilton and was prominently identified with the advancement of Calumet County. He was born in Germany July 3, 1842, and in 1855 he accompanied his parents to America. They came direct to Wisconsin, landing at Green Bay, where they remained a short time and then moved into the woods in the town of Woodville. The family remained there until 1861, when they purchased a larger tract in the town of Brillion and moved onto the same. The father died in 1862 and the care of the family then rested on the shoulders of Theodore, who was the eldest son. He experienced all the hardships of pioneer days in clearing the land of the heavy timber and converting it into a productive farm. Money in those days being scarce, he spent seven winters working in the woods and sawmills of northern Wisconsin and Michigan, returning before seeding time to assist his brothers in tilling the small clearing which they had and doing other work on the farm.
    His educational advantages were limited, but he managed to obtain a reasonable share of practical knowledge, his principal school being that of experience, and he steadily advanced in prominence. In the early days of the town of Brillion he was elected town clerk and held the office four years. In 1868 he was elected county clerk of three terms until 1875, when in company with his brother, the late Henry Kersten, he established what was known as the Germany Exchange Bank in this city. The project was a success from the start and Mr. Kersten was recognized as a shrewd, conservative banker and business man. In the latter part of the nineties the bank made some bad loans as the result of which it closed its doors in 1901.
    The story of that period of Mr. Kersten's life and the settlement of the affairs of that bank is well known to The Times readers. Shortly after going out of business here Mr. Kersten moved to Crivitz and engaged in the real estate business, in which he was doing fairly well until some three years ago when he suffered a stroke of paralysis and he failed gradually until death, the past six months of his life being practically helpless, requiring the constant attention of his daughters and a nurse.
    During his long residence in Chilton Theodore Kersten was a leader in all public affairs. He was also the recognized leader of the democratic party in this county and was well and favorably known in political circles throughout the state. He was broad minded and liberal, qualities which won and held the confidence of all men whether they agreed or disagreed with him in his views. He was a prominent figure in all political gatherings in the state and was honored by his party with the nomination for state treasurer, being also named for elector at different times. He was a leading factor in St. Mary's Catholic church for many years, dong much toward the advancement of the congregation since its organization in 1878.
    He is survived by two sons, Frank Kersten of Marinette, Rev. Fr. Theo. Kersten of Meeme, and four daughters, Misses Mary and Hannah of Meeme, Mrs. Carl Swanson and Mrs. Frank Green of Cirvitz, also by two brothers, Peter Kersten of Brillion town and Math Kersten of Rudolph, Wood County, all of whom were in attendance at the funeral.
  • Immigration: He immigrated in 1855.

Anna Maria Verkuilen

F, b. January 6, 1846, d. May 30, 1888

Parents

Family: Theodore Kersten (b. July 3, 1842, d. September 14, 1914)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Maria Verkuilen was born on January 6, 1846 in Uden, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Theodore Kersten were married on December 28, 1867 in St Francis Church, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Anna Maria Verkuilen died on May 30, 1888, at age 42, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Mary Kersten Chilton Times June 2, 1888

    Died on the evening of Wednesday, May 30, 1888, at her resident in the city of Chilton, Mary, beloved with of Theodore Kersten, aged 43 years, 4 months and 24 days. While engaged in observing the ceremonies of Memorial day on Wednesday last, our citizens were one and all startled by a report that Mrs. Theodore Kersten, so well known and so endeared to us all had been suddenly stricken down by a violent illness and lay striving with the grim king of terrors. The report came so suddenly and without warning that it was a first believed to be impossible, but it proved to be too true. After a brief struggle at 12 o'clock that evening this devoted wife and mother laid down her burden and joined the throng around the great white throne.
    Her life had been an eventful one in many particulars. Born in Holland on the 6th day of January 1845, at the age of only three years, Mary Verkulen was brought to America by her parents, who settled in what was then an almost unbroken wilderness – the town of Holland, in Brown County, Wisconsin. Here she was reared until in the year 1867 she was married to Hon. Theo. Kersten, sharing with him since that his various vicissitudes of life, always by his side as a helpmeet during his earlier struggles and his recent successes in life. The family removed to Chilton in the year 1869, where she at once became a favorite with all who knew her, and where she has continued to reside until her untimely death has taken her from us.
    A loving, faithful, and devoted with, a tender and affectionate mother to her seven children, four boys and three girls, who have now been left without that mother's care, her loss will leave a great void in the entire community as well as in her family circle—and her death will cause an additional interest to centre in the Memorial day of our dead.
  • Immigration: She immigrated to Libra in 1848 Line 39.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

John Rohan

M, b. December 13, 1878

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Biography

  • Birth: John Rohan was born on December 13, 1878 in Hollandtown, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Gerhard Nicholas Kersten

M, b. April 26, 1868, d. April 4, 1913

Parents

Family: Louisa Rose Dorschel (b. 1868, d. November 9, 1929)

Biography

  • Birth: Gerhard Nicholas Kersten was born on April 26, 1868 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Louisa Rose Dorschel were married in 1887.
  • Death: Gerhard Nicholas Kersten died on April 4, 1913, at age 44, in Oakland, Alameda Co, California.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Louisa Rose Dorschel

F, b. 1868, d. November 9, 1929

Family: Gerhard Nicholas Kersten (b. April 26, 1868, d. April 4, 1913)

Biography

  • Birth: Louisa Rose Dorschel was born in 1868 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Gerhard Nicholas Kersten were married in 1887.
  • Death: Louisa Rose Dorschel died on November 9, 1929, at age ~61, in Oakland, Alameda Co, California.

Frank L Kersten

M, b. January 1870, d. April 1950

Parents

Family: Ida Thilke (b. 1879, d. July 1966)

Biography

  • Birth: Frank L Kersten was born in January 1870 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died in April 1950, at age 80.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Ida Thilke

F, b. 1879, d. July 1966

Family: Frank L Kersten (b. January 1870, d. April 1950)

Biography

  • Birth: Ida Thilke was born in 1879.
  • Death: She died in July 1966, at age ~87.

Quentin Francis Key

M, b. March 30, 1905, d. April 5, 1986

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Quentin Francis Key was born on March 30, 1905.
  • Death: He died on April 5, 1986, at age 81, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.

Mary Kersten

F, b. March 8, 1872, d. December 28, 1936

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Biography

  • Birth: Mary Kersten was born on March 8, 1872 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on December 28, 1936, at age 64.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Henry Kersten

M, b. December 21, 1873, d. August 10, 1874

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Henry Kersten was born on December 21, 1873 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on August 10, 1874, at age 0.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Albert Kersten

M, b. January 28, 1877, d. November 12, 1907

Parents

Family: Marie Pfieffer (b. circa 1876)

Biography

  • Birth: Albert Kersten was born on January 28, 1877 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Marie Pfieffer were married in July 1906.
  • Death: Albert Kersten died on November 12, 1907, at age 30.
  • Note: Albert Kersten Chilton Times November 16, 1907

    A telegram was received from Crivitz, Tuesday by Henry Kersten, informing him that his nephew, Albert J. Kersten, had died that morning. The young man, who was born in this city, on Jan. 28, 1877, was the third son of Theo. Kersten. He resided here from boyhood and for some time clerked in Dorschel's store. In 1902 he left for Milwaukee where he followed clerking for a time and later worked for the Milwaukee railroad. In July last he was married at Mauston to Miss Marie Pfeiffer of that place, and continues to reside in Milwaukee until some two months ago when through failing health he was obliged to give up work and then went to Crivitz. He was a young man of an extremely sunny disposition and made friends with everyone with whom he came in contact, either socially or in a business way and deep sorrow for his untimely death is expressed by his many friends and associates in Chilton.
    Funeral services were conducted at the Catholic church at Crivitz on Thursday morning and the remains were then brought to his city on the afternoon train and escorted to St. Mary's church by members of the Catholic Knights, of which order the deceased was a member in good standing. After a short service at the church he was laid at rest in St. Mary's cemetery. Friday morning Requiem Mass was celebrated for him at St. Mary's church.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Marie Pfieffer

F, b. circa 1876

Family: Albert Kersten (b. January 28, 1877, d. November 12, 1907)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Pfieffer was born circa 1876.
  • Marriage: She and Albert Kersten were married in July 1906.

Martha E Kersten

F, b. November 3, 1878, d. February 3, 1879

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Martha E Kersten was born on November 3, 1878 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on February 3, 1879, at age 0.
  • Note: Martha Kersten Chilton Times February 8, 1879

    In this city, on the 3d, inst., Martha, Infant daughter of Theodore and Mary Kersten, aged 3 months.
    "The Lord loveth when he chasteneth; blessed be the name of the Lord," and while the sympathies of the community are with the bereft parents we should all of us bear in mind the scriptural expression; "Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid then not; for such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Hanna Kersten

F, b. February 26, 1881, d. February 7, 1955

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Hanna Kersten was born on February 26, 1881 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on February 7, 1955, at age 73, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Theodore Kersten

M, b. February 10, 1883, d. May 15, 1961

Parents

Monsignor Theodore Kersten

Biography

  • Birth: Theodore Kersten was born on February 10, 1883 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on May 15, 1961, at age 78, in Bay Settlement, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
  • Ordination: He was ordained in Monsignor Priest.
  • Note: Kersten, the Rt. Rev. Monsignor Theodore,

    Son of Theodore K. and Mary Verkeulen, born at Chilton, Wis., February 10, 1883. Education: classics through theology at St. Francis Seminary. Ordained by Archbishop Messmer for the Diocese of Green Bay, at St. Francis Seminary, June 21 1907. Assistant at the cathedral parish, Green Bay, September 1, 1907. Pastor of parishes at: Osman (then known as Meeme) with mission at Spring Valley, November, 1910 (built school at Osman, 1912); Darboy, September 1, 1919; Manitowoc, St. Boniface's, as administrator during the temporary retirement of Msgr. Peil, May 21, 1922; Shawano and its missions, April 27, 1932 (also dean of the Shawano area); Cleveland with mission at Centerville, June 29, 1937; Stockbridge, August 5, 1940. Dean of the Calumet County Deanery from August 25, 1941, until his retirement from active pastoral work on March 14, 1956, when he became chaplain of St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton. Raised to the dignity of a domestic prelate by Pope Pius XII on March 14,1958. Transferred to the chaplaincy at St. Francis Convent, Bay Settlement, on September 8, 1960, where he died suddenly on February 15, 1961. Lies buried in the family lot in St. Mary Cemetery, Chilton.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

Anna Kersten

F, b. May 30, 1888, d. November 11, 1888

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Kersten was born on May 30, 1888 in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on November 11, 1888, at age 0, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: ANNIE KERSTEN

    DIED – In this city on Sunday evening, Nov. 11, Annie C., infant daughter of Theo. Kersten, aged 5 months and 11 days. Little Annie has gone across the river to the world beyond. The bereft father, sisters and brothers have the sympathy of The Times and their many friends in this hour of their grief.
    Chilton Times – November 17, 1888.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Libra

William Lee Heimerman

M, b. January 13, 1950, d. October 1, 2017

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: William Lee Heimerman was born on January 13, 1950 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 1, 2017, at age 67, in Australia.
  • Note: HEIMERMAN
    William Lee

    13.1.1950 - 1.10.2017

    Director of The Photographers' Gallery, South Yarra.

    Born in Appleton, Wisconsin and came to Australia in 1974.

    Son of the late Peter and
    Rose Heimerman. Brother
    to Patricia, Jeff, Kevin, Jane, Ted and Robert (dec). Brother-in-law to John Valko, Sarah, Diane, John Wells, Paula and Susan Schmidt.

    William was most noted for
    his significant contribution to the advancement of the Photographic Arts in Australia as a Curator, Teacher & Photographic Artist.

    William was much loved and will be sadly missed by his many extended relatives and friends.

    Life is not measured by the years in the life... but by the life in the years...

    Published in The Age on Jan. 13, 2018.

Patricia Heimerman

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