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Leona Hoier

F, b. 1900, d. August 3, 1977

Family: Nelson A Nutting (b. December 20, 1899, d. June 8, 1968)


  • Birth: Leona Hoier was born in 1900.
  • Death: She died on August 3, 1977, at age ~77.

John Myers


Bonnie Nutting



Paul Kedinger

M, b. circa 1801

Family: Eva Gradde (b. December 1, 1801, d. March 9, 1878)


  • Birth: Paul Kedinger was born circa 1801.

Eva Gradde

F, b. December 1, 1801, d. March 9, 1878

Family: Paul Kedinger (b. circa 1801)


  • Birth: Eva Gradde was born on December 1, 1801 in Prussia.
  • Death: She died on March 9, 1878, at age 76, in Dodge County, Wisconsin.

Joseph Reimer

M, b. circa 1850

Family: Marguerite Kesler (b. circa 1850)


  • Birth: Joseph Reimer was born circa 1850.

Marguerite Kesler

F, b. circa 1850

Family: Joseph Reimer (b. circa 1850)


  • Birth: Marguerite Kesler was born circa 1850.

Joseph H Wollersheim

M, b. June 1, 1885, d. May 15, 1971


Family: Minnie Adelmann (b. January 1, 1885)


  • Birth: Joseph H Wollersheim was born on June 1, 1885 in Hewitt, Wood Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Minnie Adelmann were married on October 12, 1900 in Valders, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Joseph H Wollersheim died on May 15, 1971, at age 85.
  • Note: Joseph Wollersheim, 85, formerly of Rt. 1 Valders, died Saturday morning at Family Heritage Home, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:15 am Monday at Christianson Funeral Home and at 9:30 am at St. Gregory Catholic Church, St. Nazianz. The Rev. Gregory Putzer will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.

    Mr. Wollersheim was born June 1, 1885, at Hewitt, WI. He farmed in the Valders area all his life. He married Minnie Adelmann Oct 12, 1907, at St. Nazianz. His wife preceeded him in death Dec 22, 1960.

    Survivors include two sons, Arthur of Rt. 2, Hilbert and LeRoy of Rt. 5, Manitowoc; three daughters, Mrs Leonard (Frieda) Miller of Rt. 2, Two Rivers, Mrs. Ralph (Leona) Miller of Manitowoc, and Mrs. Edmund (Adeline) Schad of St. Nazianz, 22 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. A son, a sister and four brothers preceded him in death.

Minnie Adelmann

F, b. January 1, 1885


Family: Joseph H Wollersheim (b. June 1, 1885, d. May 15, 1971)


  • Birth: Minnie Adelmann was born on January 1, 1885 in St Nazianz, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Joseph H Wollersheim were married on October 12, 1900 in Valders, Manitowoc Co, Wisconsin.

Francis E Laughrin

M, b. July 25, 1868, d. April 13, 1947


Family: Margaret Harlow (b. April 30, 1874, d. September 29, 1942)


  • Birth: Francis E Laughrin was born on July 25, 1868 in Rantoul, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Harlow were married on July 7, 1896 in Calumet County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Francis E Laughrin died on April 13, 1947, at age 78.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Hilbert – Francis E. Laughrin, 78, passed away Sunday night at his home here following a heart attack.

    Born July 25, 1868 at Rantoul, he was a son of the late John Laughrin. He attended school there and later farmed in that vicinity. On July 7, 1896, he married Miss Margaret Harlow at St. Augustine’s church, Chilton. His wife preceded him in death Sept. 29, 1942.
    Mr. Laughrin was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Holy Name society of St. Mary’s church here.

    Survivors are the following children; Mrs. Arthur Wollersheim, Cato; Raymond, Milwaukee; Walter and John, Hilbert; nine grandchildren; a brother, John P. Laughrin, Chilton, and a sister, Mrs. J. D. Gannon, Glenbeulah. One brother preceded him in death.

    Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. Mary’s church here and Burial took place in the parish cemetery. Father Theodore Kolbe officiated.
    Chilton Times – April 17, 1947.

Margaret Harlow

F, b. April 30, 1874, d. September 29, 1942


Family: Francis E Laughrin (b. July 25, 1868, d. April 13, 1947)


  • Birth: Margaret Harlow was born on April 30, 1874.
  • Marriage: She and Francis E Laughrin were married on July 7, 1896 in Calumet County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Margaret Harlow died on September 29, 1942, at age 68.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Margaret Laughrin Sheboygan Press October 1, 1942
    Chilton—Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Laughrin, who passed away Tuesday at her home in the town of Rantoul after a two week's illness, will be held Friday morning in the Pfeffer Funeral home, Chilton, and in St. Mary's Church, Hilbert with burial in the Hilbert cemetery. The Rev. Theodore Kolbe will officiate. Six nephews will be pallbearers.

    Mrs. Laughrin was born April 30, 1874, in the town of Rantoul, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Harlow. On July 7, 1896, she was married to Frank Laughrin at St. Augustine's church, Chilton. For many years she taught in four Calumet county schools. She was a member of the Christian Mothers of St. Mary's congregation, Hilbert.

    Surviving are her husband; three sons, John at home, and Walter and Raymond of Milwaukee; one daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Rosemary) Wollersheim, at home; seven grandchildren; four brothers, James Harlow of Ontonagan, Mich., Joseph and Harry Harlow of Newald, Wis., and Raymond Harlow of Manitowoc; three sisters, Mrs. Joseph McHugh and Mrs. John Laughrin of Chilton, and Mrs. Adam Stoecker of Milwaukee. One brother and one sister preceded her in death.

Timothy Harlow

M, b. June 14, 1843, d. September 16, 1910


Family: Mary Ann Burke (b. June 20, 1852, d. April 10, 1926)


  • Birth: Timothy Harlow was born on June 14, 1843 in County Galway, Ireland.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Ann Burke were married on February 11, 1873 in Calumet County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Timothy Harlow died on September 16, 1910, at age 67.
  • Note: Timothy Harlow Chilton Times September 24, 1910

    In the Times of last week a brief mention was made of the sudden death of Timothy Harlow which occurred at his home in the town of Rantoul and which caused profound sorrow not only in the community in which he resided for over a half a century but throughout the county. Mr. Harlow's apparently good health when he retired Thursday night and his unexpected ending the following morning was paralyzing to his good wife and members of this family who were unprepared for any such calamity. The first inkling that there was anything wrong with the deceased, came when Mrs. Harlow was awakened shortly after five o'clock by his heavy breathing. She spoke to him and when he made no response she became alarmed and awakened her son, Joseph. Before he could get to his father's room the latter had expired. The funeral was held on Monday and the procession from the home to St. Augustine's church in this city contained over eighty teams. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Geo. A. Clifford and the remains were sorrowfully laid at rest in St. Augustine's cemetery.
    Timothy Harlow was born in the County Galway, Ireland, June 14, 1843, and at the age of two years came to this county with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. John Harlow. For some years they remained in the east and in the early fifties came to Wisconsin, remaining a short time in Milwaukee and Sheboygan and settling in the early fifties in what was known as the Irish settlement in the town of Rantoul. Although only a boy he aided his father in clearing the wilderness and making the home. On Feb. 11, 1873, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Burke and located on a farm of his own. He was industrious, hard working man, a good citizen and was a devout member of the Catholic Church. From his early youth he was a regular attendant of St. Augustine's Church of this city and hardly ever missed attending divine service on Sunday. Among his neighbors he was held in high esteem and all speak of him as a true friend and one who would put himself out to perform a kind or charitable act.
    He is survived by five sons, James, John, Joseph, Ray and Harry and four daughters, Mrs. Frank Laughrin of Rantoul, Mrs. J. P. Laughrin of Houghton, Mich., Mrs. Jos. McHugh of Chilton Town and Miss Katherine at home. One brother and four sisters also survive him. All the children were in attendance at the funeral except James and John who are in the west and could not be reached in time.

Mary Ann Burke

F, b. June 20, 1852, d. April 10, 1926


  • Father: John Burke (b. June 1820, d. December 15, 1901)
  • Mother: Mary Kelly (b. 1823, d. November 27, 1893)

Family: Timothy Harlow (b. June 14, 1843, d. September 16, 1910)


  • Birth: Mary Ann Burke was born on June 20, 1852 in Pennsylvania.
  • Marriage: She and Timothy Harlow were married on February 11, 1873 in Calumet County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Mary Ann Burke died on April 10, 1926, at age 73.
    The passing of MRS. MARY A HARLOW, whose death occurred at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Laughrin in the town of Rantoul on Saturday evening, April 10, caused universal sorrow, not only in Calumet County where she was long and favorably known but in many section of Wisconsin where friends reside. A year ago she was quite ill but recovered from the attack and during the past year had enjoyed excellent health. Her daughter, Mrs. Frank Laughrin had been ill for some ten weeks and she went to Rantoul to assist in caring for her on April 3rd and while there she herself, was taken ill. On Thursday Mrs. Harlow seemed to improve and hopes were entertained for her recovery, but pneumonia set in and she failed rapidly until the final summons came.

    Mary Ann Burke, daughter of John and Mary Burke, was born in Pennsylvania in 1848. When she was three years old her parents came west to Wisconsin and located in the town of Russell, Sheboygan County, where they remained until the early sixties when her parents purchased 160 acres of land a half mile south of the village of Hilbert in the towns of Rantoul and Woodville. She was married at St. Augustine’s church in Chilton on Feb. 11, 1873, to Timothy Harlow of Rantoul and they started housekeeping on the late C. Mulcahy place while a home was being built on the farm owned by Mr. Harlow in Rantoul. Her husband died on Sept. 10, 1910 and with the aid of her sons she continued to operate the farm until 1920 when it was disposed of and she purchased a residence on Reid street and moved to this city.
    One had only to know Mrs. Harlow to love and respect her. She possessed all the virtues of a good Christian woman and her faults, if indeed she had any, were so trivial that they were unknown to her friends. Her outstanding traits of character were an unswerving integrity, loyalty and a heart responsive to the joys and sorrows of those she knew. Such a life could not fail to exert an influence for good.

    The funeral was held from St. Augustine’s church, Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated by Rev. Fr. J. E. Meagher, assisted by Rev. Fr. J. Heier of Hilbert as deacon and Rev. A. Pritzl of St. Mary’s as sub-deacon.

    She is survived by four sons, James, Joseph, Harry of Chilton and Ray of Manitowoc, four daughters, Mrs. Frank Laughrin of Rantoul, Mrs. John Laughrin, Mrs. Jos. McHugh of Chilton and Mrs. A. Stoecker of Milwaukee. She is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Michael Connelly of Milwaukee, Mrs. M. Considine of Escanaba and Mrs. John Keagal of Menasha.
    Chilton Times – April 17, 1926.

John H Harlow

M, b. 1815, d. October 27, 1883

Family: Margaret Rilance (b. 1820, d. June 21, 1878)


  • Birth: John H Harlow was born in 1815.
  • Death: He died on October 27, 1883, at age ~68, in Rantoul, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: John Harlow Chilton Times December 1, 1883

    Died – At his residence in the town of Rantoul on Wednesday evening, John Harlow, aged 67 years. Mr. Harlow was a native of Ireland and was born in County Roscommon. He was one of the pioneers of the town of Rantoul, locating in that section of the county in about the year '52. His funeral took place on Saturday and was quite largely attended.

Margaret Rilance

F, b. 1820, d. June 21, 1878

Family: John H Harlow (b. 1815, d. October 27, 1883)


  • Birth: Margaret Rilance was born in 1820.
  • Death: She died on June 21, 1878, at age ~58.
  • Note: Margaret Harlow Chilton Times June 29, 1878

    Our citizens were shocked on Friday last when it was announced that Mrs. Margaret Harlow, who resided in the town of Rantoul, about five miles from this city, committed suicide by drowning between four and five o'clock a.m. of that day. The particulars as we have gleaned them are as follows. The unfortunate woman had been suffering from ill health for several years and three or four weeks ago her mind become so affected that a continual watch had to be kept over her, day and night, by her husband and children and at night for this purpose one of the daughters slept in the same bed with her while another slept back of the door.
    On Thursday night one of the girls went to a party at John McMahon's and returned with a girl companion about daylight at which time a drink was given to the mother. Thinking everything all right the two girls went upstairs to bed and the daughter in bed with the mother fell asleep, and when she awoke the mother was missing. An alarm was immediately given and search made in every direction. A trail to the spring twenty rods from the house was followed by Michael Harlow and from thence down to the creek 8 or 10 rods where he found his mother lying in 8 inches of water, being the deepest spot in the creek. He carried her upon the bank but after a short breath or two she expired.
    Justice William Mulcahy instructed Constable Ward to summon a Jury consisting of James McGrath sen., James McGrath jun., Patrick and James King, M. Boland and Alfred Cook who rendered a verdict that the deceased came to her death by self drowning while temporarily insane.
    The deceased was a native of the parish of Ballyhuglishly, Co. Roscommon, Ireland, and was 58 years old. She was married 38 years and has resided in the United State for thirty years, 4 years in Orange County, N.Y., and the balance in Calumet County. As an evidence of the high esteem in which she was held by her neighbors over 80 teams followed the remains to their last earthly resitng place. The afflicted family have the sympathy of the public generally. Peace to her ashes.

John Laughrin

M, b. June 18, 1837, d. July 6, 1912


Family: Rosa Campbell (b. July 4, 1841, d. April 1, 1895)


  • Birth: John Laughrin was born on June 18, 1837 in New York.
  • Death: He died on July 6, 1912, at age 75, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Rosa Campbell

F, b. July 4, 1841, d. April 1, 1895


Family: John Laughrin (b. June 18, 1837, d. July 6, 1912)


  • Birth: Rosa Campbell was born on July 4, 1841 in New York.
  • Death: She died on April 1, 1895, at age 53, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Patrick Laughrin

M, b. March 2, 1809, d. May 15, 1882

Family: Catherine McKinney (b. 1801, d. August 4, 1871)


  • Birth: Patrick Laughrin was born on March 2, 1809 in Ireland.
  • Death: He died on May 15, 1882, at age 73, in Washington County, Wisconsin.

Catherine McKinney

F, b. 1801, d. August 4, 1871

Family: Patrick Laughrin (b. March 2, 1809, d. May 15, 1882)


  • Birth: Catherine McKinney was born in 1801 in Ireland.
  • Death: She died on August 4, 1871, at age ~70, in Washington County, Wisconsin.

Peter Verhasselt

M, b. September 20, 1789, d. May 4, 1849


Family: Hendrina Kersten (b. circa 1800)


  • Birth: Peter Verhasselt was born on September 20, 1789 in Heijen, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Death: He died on May 4, 1849, at age 59, in Heijen, Limburg, Netherlands.

Hendrina Kersten

F, b. circa 1800

Family: Peter Verhasselt (b. September 20, 1789, d. May 4, 1849)


  • Birth: Hendrina Kersten was born circa 1800.

Theodore Beurskens

M, b. circa 1785


Family: Johanna Catharina Smits (b. circa 1785)


  • Birth: Theodore Beurskens was born circa 1785 in Neer, Limburg, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: He and Johanna Catharina Smits were married on May 2, 1812.

Johanna Catharina Smits

F, b. circa 1785


Family: Theodore Beurskens (b. circa 1785)


  • Birth: Johanna Catharina Smits was born circa 1785.
  • Marriage: She and Theodore Beurskens were married on May 2, 1812.

Mathieu Smits

M, b. circa 1755

Family: Gertrude Coenen (b. circa 1755)


  • Birth: Mathieu Smits was born circa 1755.

Gertrude Coenen

F, b. circa 1755

Family: Mathieu Smits (b. circa 1755)


  • Birth: Gertrude Coenen was born circa 1755.