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William H Gerend

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Dana Gerend

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Lisa Gerend

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David Gerend

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Cindy McKeever

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Steven Gerend

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Cindy Huhn

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Family: John Randal Rothwell (b. October 3, 1961, d. December 27, 2013)

Steven Huhn

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Richard Arthur Peters

M, b. February 26, 1932, d. March 26, 1997

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Biography

  • Birth: Richard Arthur Peters was born on February 26, 1932.
  • Death: He died on March 26, 1997, at age 65.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Alice H Unknown

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Family: Richard Arthur Peters (b. February 26, 1932, d. March 26, 1997)

Johannes A VandenAkker

M, b. December 5, 1904, d. February 2, 1999

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Family 1: Adelaide Carrier (b. November 15, 1904, d. February 5, 1955)

Family 2: Margaret Koller (b. January 11, 1912, d. February 22, 2013)

Biography

  • Birth: Johannes A VandenAkker was born on December 5, 1904 in California.
  • Death: He died on February 2, 1999, at age 94, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Johannes Van den Akker
    1904 - 1999

    Emeritus Professor, Physics
    The Institute of Paper Chemistry
    Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
    Johannes A. Van den Akker was born in California in 1904. He received a bachelor of science degree in 1926 and a doctorate in 1931 from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Between 1931 and 1935, he was an instructor of physics at Washington University for both undergraduate and graduate courses. He was also involved in research using newly-designed equipment.

    The intention of Dr. Van den Akker's doctoral and post-doctoral research was to prove or disprove the correctness of quantum theory in the domain of heavy metals and energetic photoelectrons. The important aspect of the study was the shape of the spatial distribution curves. The publications of his work satisfied his peers that the quantum theory is correct in applications involving x-ray photoelectrons.

    The whole program of effort, both at Caltech and Washington University, proved to be of major importance, calling into play a new design of magnetic spectrograph (adapted to the newly-developed Geiger-Mueller tube, a measuring device that locates energy sources). As a result of his success in establishing the correctness of quantum mechanics, Dr. Van den Akker was included in World Who's Who in Science -- From Antiquity to the Present.

    In 1935, Dr. Van den Akker was invited to chair the department of physics at the relatively-new Institute of Paper Chemistry in Appleton, Wisconsin. The stock market crash almost completely wiped out new job opportunities, and he considered it "prudent to accept a new and seemingly good opportunity when it came to one's doorstep." He chaired the department until his retirement in 1970. He was also chairman of the mathematics department.

    Dr. Van den Akker's fields of specialization included spatial distribution of x-ray photoelectrons; optical properties of paper; spectrophotometry and color measurement instrumentation of all properties of paper; and paper and fiber physics. He led seminal research and developed theories predicting behavior in vitally important industrial areas, such as super calendering; mechanical properties of individual pulp fibers; mechanical properties of paper webs; and optical properties of paper.

    The theory development was largely Dr. Van den Akker's personal efforts. The expansion of this theory and development of applications were done through collaborative research with a number of his students, through interaction with peers around the world, and through industrial contacts. His work has benefited most aspects of the paper industry, but particularly those in the high-grade printing and writing papers, because of his outstanding work in optical and strength properties.

    Supercalendering technology was improved as a result of his work. The use and interpretation of data from fiber strength measurements, such as zero-span, have increased in value because of his work.

    The understanding of and application of his theories have increased machine speeds and resulting economies available to the industry. More important, the applications of paper properties to a multitude of new product opportunities have resulted from the understanding generated by his theories.

    In 1961 and '62, Dr. Van den Akker was a Fulbright lecturer at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Following his retirement in 1970, he became a research and development consultant for American Can Company from 1971 to 1982 and for James River Corporation from 1982 to 1985.

    Dr. Van den Akker was a Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science; Fellow, American Physical Society; Fellow, Optical Society of America; Fellow, Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry; and a member of American Association of Physics Teachers.

    He won the TAPPI Research and Development Award in 1967 and the TAPPI Gold Medal in 1968.

    Dr. Van den Akker resided in Appleton with his wife, Margaret, until his death in 1999. He often related that his retirement years were the happiest period of his life. Also, he often could not resist commenting that his former classmate, Carl Anderson, who worked in a similar field, discovered the positive electron around 1931 and was a Nobel Laureate in 1936.

Adelaide Carrier

F, b. November 15, 1904, d. February 5, 1955

Family: Johannes A VandenAkker (b. December 5, 1904, d. February 2, 1999)

Biography

  • Birth: Adelaide Carrier was born on November 15, 1904 in Hinsdale, DuPage Co, Illinois.
  • Death: She died on February 5, 1955, at age 50, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Ronald Nehring

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Janet Nehring

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Carl Kopischkie

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Beverly Nehring

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Thomas Henderson

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Judith Nehring

F, b. November 29, 1946, d. October 8, 1992

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Biography

  • Birth: Judith Nehring was born on November 29, 1946 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: She died on October 8, 1992, at age 45, in Kansas.
  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Joseph Stilp

M, b. November 2, 1855, d. August 1, 1907

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Family: Magdalena Lippert (b. July 24, 1858, d. May 5, 1907)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph Stilp was born on November 2, 1855 in Bohemia, Czech Republic.
  • Marriage: He and Magdalena Lippert were married on August 5, 1884 in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Joseph Stilp died on August 1, 1907, at age 51, in Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Immigration: He immigrated to Deutschland in 1873.

Wenzel Fischer

M, b. January 6, 1856, d. May 12, 1937

Family: Barbara Reitzner (b. December 17, 1857, d. January 4, 1948)

Biography

  • Birth: Wenzel Fischer was born on January 6, 1856 in Bohemia, Czech Republic.
  • Death: He died on May 12, 1937, at age 81, in Town of Ellington, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: WENZEL FISCHER
    Wenzel Fischer, 81. 202 N. Story
    street, died at his home at 8:15 thfs
    morning after an 18-months illness.
    Born Jan. 6. 1856. Mr. Fischer came
    lo 'the United States when 21 years
    old and lived in the town of Ellington.
    He had lived in Appleton for
    the last 17 years. He was a member
    of St. Joseph's church and of the
    Holy Name society of that church.
    Survivors include the widow, one
    son. Aloysius. Applcton: seven
    grandchildren.
    The funeral will be held at 9-30
    Friday morning at the Brcttschncidcr
    Funeral home with services at
    10 o'clock at St. Joseph's church.
    Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
    The body will be at the funeral
    home from Thursday noon to
    the hour of services. Prayers will
    be said by the Holy Name society
    at 7:30 Thursday evening at thci
    funeral home.

Barbara Reitzner

F, b. December 17, 1857, d. January 4, 1948

Family: Wenzel Fischer (b. January 6, 1856, d. May 12, 1937)

Biography

  • Birth: Barbara Reitzner was born on December 17, 1857.
  • Death: She died on January 4, 1948, at age 90.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Hubert Wenzel Fischer

M, b. September 21, 1899, d. March 13, 1920

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  • Birth: Hubert Wenzel Fischer was born on September 21, 1899 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on March 13, 1920, at age 20.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Sylvester W Fischer

M, b. April 18, 1913, d. January 3, 2002

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  • Birth: Sylvester W Fischer was born on April 18, 1913.
  • Marriage: He and Jane E Schweitzer were married on May 18, 1946 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Sylvester W Fischer died on January 3, 2002, at age 88.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Jane E Schweitzer

F, b. February 1, 1916, d. July 7, 2015

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Biography

  • Birth: Jane E Schweitzer was born on February 1, 1916 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Sylvester W Fischer were married on May 18, 1946 in St Joseph Church, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Jane E Schweitzer died on July 7, 2015, at age 99, in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Jane E. Fischer, age 99, passed away on July 7, 2015 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Little Chute. Jane was born February 1, 1916 in Appleton, daughter of the late Louis and Matilda (Harold) Schweitzer, and she resided in Appleton all her life.

    On May 18, 1946, she was united in marriage to Sylvester W. Fischer at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Appleton, sharing 55 years together. He preceded her in death January 3, 2002. Jane was a life member of St. Joseph Church and participated in activities with the Ladies of St. Joseph and many school programs. She was a 40-year member of the Girl Scouts and was a Junior and Cadette leader at St. Joseph School. Jane was employed by Elm Tree Baking Co. for 17 years as secretary and bookkeeper.

    Jane loved the outdoors and participated in many sports. She liked to feed and watch the birds and had many flowers and plants inside and outside her home. She and her husband enjoyed being with family and friends at their cottage in Marinette County. She was happiest when she was with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved them all very much.

    She is survived by her daughter: Mary Ellen (Keith) Szafranski, MT; two sons: Richard J. (Sharon) Fischer, Neenah, and Gerard H. (Helen) Fisher, Little Chute; brother: John Schweitzer, Appleton; seven grandchildren: Richard (Stacy) Fischer, Neenah, Laura Fischer, Oconomowoc, Kimberly (Blaine) Taylor, Livingston, KY, Kevin (Veronica) Szafranski, Minot, SD, Kristine (John) Olson, WA, and Nicholas and Anthony Fischer, Little Chute. She is also survived by cousins, many nieces and nephews, and good friends.

    Besides her parents and husband, Jane was preceded in death by three sisters: infant sister, Margaret, Bernice Buzanowski, and Reta Timmers; brother H.L. "Dan" Schweitzer; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Anton Buzanowski, Jerry Timmers, Clarence and Beatrice Fischer, Cecilia and John Michalkiewicz, Amelia and George Alger, Marianne Fischer, Midge Schweitzer, Hazel Schweitzer, and Kenneth and Estella Fischer; and a great-grandson: Richard Daniel Fischer.

    A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Friday, July 10, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father James Leary OFM Cap officiating. Friends may visit directly at the church on Friday from 9 am until the time of service. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Appleton. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.