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George Diedrich

M, b. January 25, 1837, d. January 6, 1914

Parents

Family: Katherina Zimmer (b. March 10, 1842, d. August 4, 1902)

Biography

  • Birth: George Diedrich was born on January 25, 1837 in Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Katherina Zimmer were married on January 24, 1868 in Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: George Diedrich died on January 6, 1914, at age 76, in Town of Woodville, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Died at his home in our village, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1914, George Diedrich, aged 76 years, 11 months and 6 days.
    He was a man of good habits and character, and thereby made many friends who join his family in mourning his timely death. The stern Reaper found him “as a shock of corn, ripe for the harvest." But not for him be our tears! Rather let us crown his grave with garlands; few of us will live as long or so well and fewer yet will the Angel of Death greet with such a loving touch.

    George Diedrich was born in Germany in 1837. He emigrated to America in 1865, locating in the town of Woodville. He was married to Katherine Zimmer of Chilton in 1866. She died about ten years ago. He operated a farm until six years ago when he moved to our village to retire from active work. Mr. Diedrich had been in good health until about six months ago when he contracted a cold on his lungs which, in spite of the loving care of his family, grew worse until pneumonia set in and caused his death.

    He is survived by ten children,
    George,
    John,1869 - 1938
    Mary,
    Susan, (Mrs. John Lex), 1875 - 1937
    Jacob,
    Kate, (Mrs. John Leick),
    Nick,
    Mike,
    Agnes and
    Peter,
    besides a large circle of relatives and friends.

    The funeral will be held Friday from St. Mary’s Church at 9:30. Rev. M. Oswald will conduct the services.
    Hilbert Favorite – January 8, 1914.

Katherina Zimmer

F, b. March 10, 1842, d. August 4, 1902

Parents

Family: George Diedrich (b. January 25, 1837, d. January 6, 1914)

Biography

  • Birth: Katherina Zimmer was born on March 10, 1842 in Orscholz, Saarland, Germany.
  • Marriage: She and George Diedrich were married on January 24, 1868 in Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Katherina Zimmer died on August 4, 1902, at age 60, in Town of Woodville, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Johann Zimmer

M, b. 1797, d. 1870

Parents

Family: Maria Elizabeth Hoffman (b. July 8, 1800, d. August 15, 1871)

Biography

  • Birth: Johann Zimmer was born in 1797 in Orscholz, Saarland, Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Maria Elizabeth Hoffman were married on January 4, 1822 in Orscholz, Saarland, Germany.
  • Death: Johann Zimmer died in 1870, at age ~73, in Mequon, Ozaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Maria Elizabeth Hoffman

F, b. July 8, 1800, d. August 15, 1871

Parents

Family: Johann Zimmer (b. 1797, d. 1870)

Biography

  • Birth: Maria Elizabeth Hoffman was born on July 8, 1800 in Orscholz, Saarland, Germany.
  • Marriage: She and Johann Zimmer were married on January 4, 1822 in Orscholz, Saarland, Germany.
  • Death: Maria Elizabeth Hoffman died on August 15, 1871, at age 71, in Cedarburg, Ozaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Laurence Zimmer

M, b. August 27, 1756

Parents

Family: Eva Didier (b. circa 1756)

Biography

  • Birth: Laurence Zimmer was born on August 27, 1756 in Orscholz, Saarland, Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Eva Didier were married on June 9, 1797 in Orscholz, Saarland, Germany.

Eva Didier

F, b. circa 1756

Family: Laurence Zimmer (b. August 27, 1756)

Biography

  • Birth: Eva Didier was born circa 1756.
  • Marriage: She and Laurence Zimmer were married on June 9, 1797 in Orscholz, Saarland, Germany.

Johan Wilhelm Zimmer

M, b. September 14, 1721

Parents

Family: Elizabeth Kiefer (b. circa 1721)

Biography

  • Birth: Johan Wilhelm Zimmer was born on September 14, 1721 in Orscholz, Saarland, Germany.

Elizabeth Kiefer

F, b. circa 1721

Family: Johan Wilhelm Zimmer (b. September 14, 1721)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Kiefer was born circa 1721.

Petri Zimmer

M, b. 1695, d. June 18, 1753

Family: Catherine Huessel (b. 1695, d. January 3, 1742)

Biography

  • Birth: Petri Zimmer was born in 1695 in Orscholz, Saarland, Germany.
  • Death: He died on June 18, 1753, at age ~58, in Orscholz, Saarland, Germany.

Catherine Huessel

F, b. 1695, d. January 3, 1742

Family: Petri Zimmer (b. 1695, d. June 18, 1753)

Biography

  • Birth: Catherine Huessel was born in 1695 in Orscholz, Saarland, Germany.
  • Death: She died on January 3, 1742, at age ~47, in Orscholz, Saarland, Germany.

Joannis Hoffman

M, b. 1772, d. November 24, 1832

Parents

Family: Elizabetha Zengerle (b. July 13, 1762, d. February 10, 1832)

Biography

  • Birth: Joannis Hoffman was born in 1772 in Orscholz, Saarland, Germany.
  • Death: He died on November 24, 1832, at age ~60, in Orscholz, Saarland, Germany.

Elizabetha Zengerle

F, b. July 13, 1762, d. February 10, 1832

Parents

Family: Joannis Hoffman (b. 1772, d. November 24, 1832)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabetha Zengerle was born on July 13, 1762 in Orscholz, Saarland, Germany.
  • Death: She died on February 10, 1832, at age 69, in Orscholz, Saarland, Germany.

Mathias Zengerle

M, b. May 22, 1725, d. 1779

Family: Angela Huesel (b. circa 1732)

Biography

  • Birth: Mathias Zengerle was born on May 22, 1725 in Orscholz, Saarland, Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Angela Huesel were married in 1751.
  • Death: Mathias Zengerle died in 1779, at age ~54.

Angela Huesel

F, b. circa 1732

Family: Mathias Zengerle (b. May 22, 1725, d. 1779)

Biography

  • Birth: Angela Huesel was born circa 1732.
  • Marriage: She and Mathias Zengerle were married in 1751.

Heinrich Zimmermann

M, b. April 1, 1832, d. May 30, 1900

Parents

Family: Catherine Krackenberger (b. February 4, 1839, d. September 10, 1894)

Biography

  • Birth: Heinrich Zimmermann was born on April 1, 1832 in Darmstadt, Ober-Hessen, Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Catherine Krackenberger were married on January 13, 1859 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Heinrich Zimmermann died on May 30, 1900, at age 68, in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.

Catherine Krackenberger

F, b. February 4, 1839, d. September 10, 1894

Family: Heinrich Zimmermann (b. April 1, 1832, d. May 30, 1900)

Biography

  • Birth: Catherine Krackenberger was born on February 4, 1839 in Niagara Falls, Niagara Co, New York.
  • Marriage: She and Heinrich Zimmermann were married on January 13, 1859 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Catherine Krackenberger died on September 10, 1894, at age 55, in Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois.

Jacob Friedrich Zimmermann

M, b. 1805, d. 1870

Family: Anna Maria Schmidt (b. May 11, 1807, d. June 23, 1878)

Biography

  • Birth: Jacob Friedrich Zimmermann was born in 1805 in Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Anna Maria Schmidt were married on January 12, 1832.
  • Death: Jacob Friedrich Zimmermann died in 1870, at age ~65, in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.

Anna Maria Schmidt

F, b. May 11, 1807, d. June 23, 1878

Family: Jacob Friedrich Zimmermann (b. 1805, d. 1870)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Maria Schmidt was born on May 11, 1807.
  • Marriage: She and Jacob Friedrich Zimmermann were married on January 12, 1832.
  • Death: Anna Maria Schmidt died on June 23, 1878, at age 71, in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.

Peter VanderAa

M, b. February 22, 1767, d. September 1, 1831

Parents

Family: Maria VanHeck (b. March 9, 1762)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter VanderAa was born on February 22, 1767 in Velp, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.
  • Death: He died on September 1, 1831, at age 64, in Ravenstein, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Maria VanHeck

F, b. March 9, 1762

Parents

Family: Peter VanderAa (b. February 22, 1767, d. September 1, 1831)

Biography

  • Birth: Maria VanHeck was born on March 9, 1762 in Huisseling en Neerloon, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.

Frank Puth

M, b. April 2, 1859, d. March 27, 1929

Family: Caroline Trettin (b. January 24, 1865, d. September 7, 1921)

Biography

  • Birth: Frank Puth was born on April 2, 1859 in New London, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Caroline Trettin were married on May 26, 1887 in New London, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Frank Puth died on March 27, 1929, at age 69, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: FRANK PUTH, one of the best known live stock raisers in Grand Chute township, who is also engaged in farming, is the owner of a fine tract of 100 acres, and for a long period has been prominently identified with the agricultural interests of Outagamie county. He was born in the Third Ward, New London, Waupaca county, Wisconsin, April 2, 1859, a son of Nicholas and Eva (Mettlach) Puth, the former born about 1825 in Cobelantz, Prussia, Germany, and the latter July 7, 1835, in Treier, Prussia. Nicholas Puth was in young manhood engaged as a boatman on the Rhine until he came to America at the age of nineteen years. For the six years following he was a sailor on the Great Lakes, and later spent several seasons in rafting on the Wisconsin River, after which he located in New London. He worked for about three years at the boom at Hales Mill, on Wolf River, at the end of which time he exchanged his property for eighty acres of farming land in Dale township, which he continued to operate until 1909, and since that time he has been living at the home of his eldest daughter, in Ashland. In February, 1865, he enlisted in a company of Wisconsin Volunteers, under Captain Youngs, and served until the close of the war. Mrs. Puth died January 9, 1909. They were the parents of seven children, as follows: Frank; John P., a farmer of Adrian, North Dakota; Katharine, widow of Joseph St. Lawrent, of Ashland; Johanah, wife of Michael Anderson, a farmer of Adrian, North Dakota; Lucy, wife of Jasper Jourdan, of Adrian, North Dakota; Nicholas, who resides in the West; and Mary, wife of Warner Truesdell, a grain and lumber dealer of Wright, Minnesota.

    Frank Puth attended school in Dale township, and made his home with his parents until he was twenty-five years of age, although during this time he spent some years in the woods and with threshing machine outfits. He then went West, where he operated a well-drilling machine in Michigan, Minnesota and the Dakotas, and after his return to this county worked for one year for D. Hameil & Company. He was married at this time, and rented a farm near Hortonville for three years, which he later left to buy a farm in Hortonia. On selling this farm three years later, he rented a property in Greenville township, but after five years disposed of this farm and bought eighty acres of his present farm in Grand Chute township, to which he has since added twenty acres. He devotes a great deal of his time to dairy farming, but his principal interest lies in stock raising, he making a specialty of breeding registered Holstein cattle and Duroc-Jersey hogs. He is a member of the Holstein Friesian Association of America, the National Duroc Breeders' Association, the Winnebago Holstein Breeders' Association and the Wisconsin Live Stock Breeders' Association, and is a director in the Appleton Fair and Driving Park Association. He is a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and belongs to Branch No. 128 of the Catholic Knights. In political matters he is a Democrat with independent tendencies.

    On May 26, 1887, Mr. Puth was married to Caroline Trettien, who was born in Ellington township, Outagamie county, January 24, 1865, daughter of Frederick and Caroline (Slueter) Trettien natives of Prussia. Mrs. Puth's father was born October 19, 1821 and her mother March 15, 1831, and came to Wisconsin in 1858, having spent five years in New York State, Mr. Trettien having burned coal on a five-acre tract twenty miles from Buffalo. On locating in Wisconsin, Mr. Trettien bought eighty acres of farming land in Ellington township, where he resided until 1889, and then retired from active life and moved to Appleton, where he died one year later. His widow passed away in 1903. Mr. Trettien served during the Civil War from September, 1864, until January, 1865, under Captain Marston, of Appleton, and received his honorable discharge on account of disability. Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Trettien, namely: Charles T., a marketmaster of St. Paul; Albertina, wife of Fred Arnold, of Freedom township; Anna, wife of Henry Rath, a photographer of Appleton; Frank, residing on the homestead in Ellington township; Mrs. Puth; August, a professor in Vermilion College, South Dakota; Amelia, wife of Edward McCanless, a merchant of Antigo; and Mata, wife of George Bemis, tie and timber inspector for a railroad company at Antigo. Mr. and Mrs. Puth have had the following children: George, born April 7, 1888; Leonard, born May 26, 1890; Reuben, born December 4, 1892; Eva, born May 17, 1895; Ursula, born April 27, 1898; Irene, born December 26, 1900; Mabel, born February 6, 1903; Gertrude, born July 4, 1905; and Clement, born August 1, 1909. All of the children are living at home except Leonard, who is at present in New Mexico.

    Source: History of Outagamie County Wisconsin; Thomas H. Ryan, Editor-In Chief;
    Chicago Goodspeed Historical Association Publishers; Page 615.

Caroline Trettin

F, b. January 24, 1865, d. September 7, 1921

Parents

Family: Frank Puth (b. April 2, 1859, d. March 27, 1929)

Biography

  • Birth: Caroline Trettin was born on January 24, 1865 in Town of Ellington, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Frank Puth were married on May 26, 1887 in New London, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Caroline Trettin died on September 7, 1921, at age 56, in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Ursula Cummings

F, b. August 12, 1921, d. August 1986

Parents

Family: Theodore Kirchner (b. March 8, 1910, d. January 1974)

Biography

  • Birth: Ursula Cummings was born on August 12, 1921.
  • Death: She died in August 1986, at age ~65.

Theodore Kirchner

M, b. March 8, 1910, d. January 1974

Family: Ursula Cummings (b. August 12, 1921, d. August 1986)

Biography

  • Birth: Theodore Kirchner was born on March 8, 1910.
  • Death: He died in January 1974, at age 63.

William Cummings

M, b. October 3, 1923, d. December 7, 2009

Parents

Family: Mary M Bohman (b. April 15, 1928, d. December 3, 2003)

Biography

  • Birth: William Cummings was born on October 3, 1923 in Hortonville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Mary M Bohman were married on July 14, 1970.
  • Death: William Cummings died on December 7, 2009, at age 86, in Hortonville, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Patrick Cemetery, Stephensville (Northport), Wisconsin.
  • Note: December 9, 2009


    Cummings, William E.


    Cummings Road,

    Hortonville

    Loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and good friend, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on December 7, 2009, at age 86. He was born on October 6, 1923, in Hortonville, son of the late William P. and Ursula (Puth) Cummings. He was the last of the Greenville Bachelors until July 14, 1970, when he married Mary M. (Bohman) Baehman.

    Bill was a bus driver for 35 years for the Shiocton and Hortonville School Districts. He loved to farm and had fun with his tractor collection, and always enjoyed a good Romy's chicken dinner. He also served as a volunteer firefighter for the township of Ellington, was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was a member of the Two Cylinder Club.

    Bill was always up for a visit. No one was a stranger for very long. He loved a good joke and he loved to laugh. He also enjoyed his polka music, a full cookie jar and watching a Packers game.

    He will be sadly missed by his daughter, Elizabeth (Joe) Lefeber, Hortonville; and son, John (Melissa) Cummings, Hortonville; and the children he inherited when he married Mary: Julie (Dennis) Brandt, Hortonville; Philomene Dvorachek, Appleton; Gerard Baehman, Merrilan; Jean (Jerry) Julius, Greenville; Mary (Gary) Hart, Hortonville; Katherine (Robin) Fannin, Hortonville; Karla (Brian) Boushley, Hortonville.

    He was proud of his family and his many grandchildren: Katie, Carolyn, Mary Grace and Monica Lefeber; William and Casey Cummings; Peter (Tia) Brandt, Sarah (Kevin) Werner, Mary (Chad) Pope, Therese (Todd), VanStippen, David, Matthew (Brittney), Stephen and Karen Brandt; Celia (Dale) Zimmerman, Eli, Caitlin, Keir Dvorachek, Marin (Dan) Willison, and Elise Dvorachek; Kimberly and Joseph Baehman; Abigail (Aaron) McGlone; Brittney, Jordan, and Anne Metz; Christian Julius; Tricia, Melissa, Luke (Amber), and Paul Fannin; Becca, Patrick, Megan, and Ethan Hart; Michael Fannin, Elizabeth (Jeremy) Coenen, Nicholas (Nicole), Jacob, Rachel, Christopher, Alex, Monica, Sarah, Maria and Tony Fannin; Samantha, Hannah, Tessa, Michael, Caleb, John and Claire Boushley; 35 great-grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren: Matthew (Emily), Cara and Zachary (Corrie) Hart, and Jessica Julius.

    He is also survived by one sister, Mary Ellen (Harold) Hinkens, Muskego; three brothers-in-law: Edward Bohman, Hortonville; Anthony (Marilyn) Bohman, Hortonville; Don Janssen, Little Chute; sisters-in-law: Therese Corr, Riverside, CA; Gale Bohman, Hortonville; Grace Bohman, Appleton; and Faye Schulz, Sherwood; nieces and nephews, including a special niece Ann Kirchner, Shiocton and a special nephew/godson John Janssen, Hortonville.

    He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary; a brother, Frank; sisters: Ursula Kirchner and Agnes Janssen; brothers-in-law: Francis Bohman, William Bohman, Dr. William Corr, and Theodore Kirchner; sisters-in-law: Louise Bohman and Margaret Bohman; a step son Joseph; a granddaughter Louise Brandt; a son-in-law Robert Dvorachek; and a great-grandson Liam Fannin.

    The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, December 12, at 11 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in New London with Fr. David Lewis, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Patrick's Cemetery in Stephensville. Friends may call on Friday at the Borchardt & Moder Funeral Home in Hortonville from 4-8 p.m. and on Saturday at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in New London from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

    The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Ellington First Responders and Appleton Medical Center Emergency staff.

    Other than that, well...

    tak'er easy Dad.

    We Love You.

    Borchardt & Moder

    Funeral Home

    109 W. Main St.

    Hortonville 920-779-4588

    www.borchardtmoderfuneralhomes.com.