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Joshua Jerald VandeWettering

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Mark Edward Arnoldussen

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Aimee Louise Arnoldussen

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Andrew Lamers

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

Katie Lamers

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

Christopher Arnoldussen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Sarah Arnoldussen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Tiffany Arnoldussen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Amanda Arnoldussen

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Rhonda L Deeg

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: America

Colter Norbert VandeWalle

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Christopher Mark Matzke

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Nicholas Joseph Matzke

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William Kenneth Matzke

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Elizabeth Margaret Matzke

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Eric Michael VandeWalle

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Ryan Roger VandeWalle

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Jean Ann VandeWalle

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Peter Diedrich

M, b. September 27, 1857, d. June 20, 1920

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Family: Philippine (Minnie) Ray (b. April 21, 1866, d. December 17, 1922)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter Diedrich was born on September 27, 1857 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Baptism: He was baptized on October 10, 1857 in St John Nepomucene Church, Little Chute, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Philippine (Minnie) Ray were married on October 9, 1888 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Peter Diedrich died on June 20, 1920, at age 62, in Wood County, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Obituary: the Steven Point Journal, 22 Jun 1920, Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, USA. PIONEER DAM BUILDER DEAD

    DECEASED CONSTRUCTED PART OF FORMER JACKSON MILL DAM IN THIS CITY

    Peter Diedrich, a well known builder of the Wisconsin river valley in early days, well known among the older residents of Stevens Point and for many years A resident of Grand Rapids, died at the hotel Bandelin in that city on Sunday morning. He was nearly 63 years of age. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Masonic hall at Grand Rapids with burial following in Forest Hill Cemetery.

    Was Expert In Line

    Mr. Diedrich was born at Kaukauna, Wis., September 27, 1857. On October 9, 1888, he marries Philope Ray. During his early years Mr. Diedrich was active in government survey work and superintended the building of many docks and dams in the Fox river valley. As an expert in his line, Mr. Diedrich had charge of construction of many large and important dams throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and other states.

    Here Years Ago

    The deceased had supervision of the construction of the west end of the original Jackson Milling company dam in this city. That section of the dam was washed out by high water nine years ago and the remainder of the structure was torn down when the new Consolidated dam was constructed. Mr. Diedrich also had charge of the construction work on one of the big paper mill dams in the town of Plover. He also carried on similar work at Biron, Nekoosa, and Mosinee and is credited with constructing dams at DePere, Combined Locks, Little Chute, Appleton, and Menasha, all in the Fox river valley. He built dams at Sauk Rapids and Sartell on the Mississippi, in Michigan and in Colorado. His last work before becoming blind was the preliminary work on the Wissota dam at Chippawa Falls.

    Life of Service

    The late Mr. Diedrich leaves a wife and an adopted son, William. They are now at Appleton, Wis. His life had always been one of service to the communities in which he worked and many of the projects over which he had charge remain a memorial to his industry and talent.

Philippine (Minnie) Ray

F, b. April 21, 1866, d. December 17, 1922

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  • Father: John Molitor (b. November 2, 1846, d. March 7, 1924)
  • Mother: Mary Knoll (b. April 21, 1846, d. December 29, 1886)

Family: Peter Diedrich (b. September 27, 1857, d. June 20, 1920)

Biography

  • Birth: Philippine (Minnie) Ray was born on April 21, 1866 in New Jersey.
  • Marriage: She and Peter Diedrich were married on October 9, 1888 in Little Chute, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Philippine (Minnie) Ray died on December 17, 1922, at age 56.

William Diedrich

M, b. March 22, 1888, d. July 7, 1987

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Family: Faye W Orphal (b. August 21, 1892, d. November 4, 1971)

Biography

  • Birth: William Diedrich was born on March 22, 1888 in New York, New York.
  • Marriage: He and Faye W Orphal were married on October 21, 1910 in Wood County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: William Diedrich died on July 7, 1987, at age 99, in Everett, Snohomish Co, Washington.
  • Note: Orphan Train Rider

    William Diedrich was born in New York, New York on March 22, 1888. He was taken to the New York Foundling Hospital at the age of 2 weeks by his mother, Annie Williams. At the age of 4 years old he rode the orphan train from New York to Wisconsin. William was adopted by Peter and Philippina Diedrich. William was raised in the Little Chute-Grand Rapids area. William was their only child.

    William attended schools in Wisconsin, later he had a paper route (The Milwaukee Central, Free Press, Inner Ocean, Record Herald and the Chicago American). William owned his own feed store, grinding feed for the farmers. He owned his own horse and buggy. Later working for the Dan Arpin Lumber Company. His pay was $50.00 a month. Also, he was a chauffeur for Mr. Tom Nash. During the worlds fair in 1907 William worked for the Coty Detective Agency in Seattle, Washington for 18 months.

    Moving back to Wisconsin, William meet Faye Orphal and was married on Oct 21, 1910 in Grand Rapids, Wisconsin, Wood County, where they lived for eleven years. In 1921 William and Faye Diedrich moved from Wisconsin to Washington State with their family, William Louis, Guy Charles, Donald Thomas, Harold Robert, and Margy. Later Betty Jane, Jack Arthur, Patricia Ann, Mary Lou, Jimmy Earl, and Franklin Delano Diedrich were born. William and Faye owned and operated a grocery store at 1711 McDougal Ave, Everett, Washington. Later sold their grocery store and moved to 2913 Hewitt Ave, Everett where they opened up a stove and repair shop, "Stovies Stove Shop" until his retirement; staying home taking care of his wife until her death. William lived in the house until his death. He celebrated his 95th birthday in March 1971. William passed away on Jan 07, 1987, never knowing his birth parents.

    We don't know much about William's birth parents. His birth certificate says, his mother was Annie Williams from Canada, and his father William Bailey, from New York. William's birth certificate says that parents were married and there was a child born to them prior to William's birth.
  • Adoption: He was adopted.

Faye W Orphal

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Family: William Diedrich (b. March 22, 1888, d. July 7, 1987)

Biography

  • Birth: Faye W Orphal was born on August 21, 1892 in Stevens Point, Portage Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and William Diedrich were married on October 21, 1910 in Wood County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Faye W Orphal died on November 4, 1971, at age 79, in Everett, Snohomish Co, Washington.

John Robert VanHandel

M, b. February 26, 1933, d. October 25, 2009

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Family 2: Karen Claire Hoslet (b. August 28, 1932, d. November 16, 2015)

Biography

  • Birth: John Robert VanHandel was born on February 26, 1933 in Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on October 25, 2009, at age 76.
  • Note: October 27, 2009


    Van Handel, John Robert "Jack"


    John Robert "Jack" Van Handel, Phoenix, Ariz., born in Sheboygan, on Feb. 26, 1933, passed away Oct. 25, 2009, he was the son of the late Theodore and Elizabeth (Hogenson) Van Handel.

    The family moved to Green Bay in 1945.

    He graduated from Green Bay East High in 1951. Enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in March 1952; served in Korea June 1954 to August 1955; honorably discharged in 1956.

    He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a B.B.A. Degree in 1960 and accepted a position in the accounting offices of Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Mich. Moved to a management position with the Winchester Division of Olin Corporation in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1965.

    Held a series of management positions in Statesville, N.C., (1969), Corcoran, Calif. (1970) and Seattle, Wash. (1971 to 1977). Left Olin Corp in 1977 and worked as an accounting consultant in Seattle (1977 to 1984) and Irvine, Calif. (1984 to 1992). Semi-retired in 1993 to an established antique business in Kenosha with his wife, Jacqueline. Closed the business and retired in 2009 to Phoenix, Ariz.

    Survivors include his wife; three sons, Paul, Guilford, Conn.; David (Annette), Freiburg, Germany; Joel (Lisa), Green Bay; two daughters, Julie (Marvin), Green Bay; Lori (Nancy), Williamstown, Mass.; a brother, James, Green Bay; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A sister, Mary Lou, preceded him in death.

    In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society.

Phyllis Doyle

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Family: John Robert VanHandel (b. February 26, 1933, d. October 25, 2009)