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Johann Freidrich Rusch

M, b. September 9, 1825, d. July 25, 1889

Family: Augustine Wilhelmina Fredericka Pautz (b. May 11, 1835, d. July 12, 1895)

Biography

  • Birth: Johann Freidrich Rusch was born on September 9, 1825 in Niederhagen, Kris Regenwalde, Prussia, Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Augustine Wilhelmina Fredericka Pautz were married in 1854 in Germany.
  • Death: Johann Freidrich Rusch died on July 25, 1889, at age 63, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Augustine Wilhelmina Fredericka Pautz

F, b. May 11, 1835, d. July 12, 1895

Parents

Family: Johann Freidrich Rusch (b. September 9, 1825, d. July 25, 1889)

Biography

  • Birth: Augustine Wilhelmina Fredericka Pautz was born on May 11, 1835 in Niederhagen, Kris Regenwalde, Prussia, Germany.
  • Marriage: She and Johann Freidrich Rusch were married in 1854 in Germany.
  • Death: Augustine Wilhelmina Fredericka Pautz died on July 12, 1895, at age 60, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Johann Pautz

M, b. 1807, d. February 7, 1891

Family: Caroline Krueger (b. circa 1810)

Biography

  • Birth: Johann Pautz was born in 1807 in Ragenwalde, Pommern, Germany.
  • Death: He died on February 7, 1891, at age ~84, in Town of Osborn, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Caroline Krueger

F, b. circa 1810

Family: Johann Pautz (b. 1807, d. February 7, 1891)

Biography

  • Birth: Caroline Krueger was born circa 1810 in Ragenwalde, Pommern, Germany.
  • Note: Cheese Factory Built
    In 1901 a cheese factory was built in the southwest corner of section twenty-nine, one-eight of a mile east of the present site.

    It was owned by Herman Krueger. In 1907 he moved it to the northeast corner of Herman Schmeisser's land. In 1912 he sold it to J.C. Holmes. After using this building one year, he took it down and built a new and better building. He also built himself a house and made his home there. J.O. Hartman now owns the factory.

    Herman Krueger's saloon, which was on the southwest corner of the southwest quarter of section thirty, was changed into a store in 1916. He still runs the store.

    Sawmill Built
    In 1915 Herman Krueger built a mill just east of the school house. The farmers of this vicinity used to haul logs there to have them sawed into lumber. In 1920 he moved the mill up to Pearson and is running it there.

    In the fall of 1915, the school house was condemned. Many meetings were held to decide what to do. Plans for a new building was made. Mr. Dallman of Antigo got the contract and the work was begun in June 1916, and finished in October. This building is thirty-eight feet long and thirty-five feet wide. It faces the west. There are seven large windows on the east and six small ones on the north. This building is furnished with twenty-eight single stationary seats, twenty-eight single adjustable seats, a new teacher's desk, a sectional bookcase, an organ, a Webster dictionary, one hundred ninety-five square feet of blackboard and a water fountain. This building is heated by a furnace. The building cost about $4,400.

    A name was chose at one of the meetings. The name is the "Franklin School."

    A dedication program was given the 13th of February 1917. The speakers were W.E. Switzer, J.W. Parsons, A.M. Arveson and D.A. Mader.

Friederich Piotter

M, b. February 26, 1826, d. December 14, 1898

Family: Caroline Ness (b. July 24, 1827, d. December 30, 1900)

Biography

  • Birth: Friederich Piotter was born on February 26, 1826.
  • Death: He died on December 14, 1898, at age 72, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Immigration: He immigrated in 1857.

Caroline Ness

F, b. July 24, 1827, d. December 30, 1900

Family: Friederich Piotter (b. February 26, 1826, d. December 14, 1898)

Biography

  • Birth: Caroline Ness was born on July 24, 1827 in Germany.
  • Death: She died on December 30, 1900, at age 73, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Immigration: She immigrated in 1857.

Richard Peotter

M, b. May 26, 1864, d. October 11, 1924

Parents

Family: Louise Woatis (b. December 12, 1870, d. March 28, 1960)

Biography

  • Birth: Richard Peotter was born on May 26, 1864 in West Bend, Washington Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Louise Woatis were married on March 31, 1894.
  • Death: Richard Peotter died on October 11, 1924, at age 60, in Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Bertha Rusch

F, b. circa 1868

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Biography

  • Birth: Bertha Rusch was born circa 1868.

Michael Anthony Shebilske

M, b. March 16, 1964, d. June 3, 2012

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Michael Anthony Shebilske was born on March 16, 1964 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: He died on June 3, 2012, at age 48.
  • Note: Michael Shebilske was welcomed into the arms of his Savior unexpectedly on June 3rd, 2012. Mike was born in Appleton on March 16, 1964 to Lawrence and Eileen Shebilske.

    Mike could often be found outside doing yard work, working on cars or enjoying a good laugh with one of our wonderful neighbors. He had a natural talent in woodworking that started when he was in junior in high school. After moving back to the Appleton area in 2003, he pursued woodworking on a more professional level. His handiwork can be seen in kitchens, bedrooms, dens, and the list goes on. Mike's talents were not limited to woodworking; he had his master's degree in computer science and worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies as a software developer for 14 years. Last year Mike decided to get back into the IT field and began teaching as an adjunct instructor at Rasmussen College in Appleton.

    Mike had a great love for his family. He was very active with his children by coaching Park and Rec. baseball, helping with Tech Squad, camping and fishing. He always was there to help others and his many skills will be greatly missed. Mike will be forever missed by his wife, Lori, his children, Ashley (Alex) Salmon, Jason and Jacob. Mike recently welcomed his first grandchild, Lydia Rose Salmon into this world on May 30th. He only got to hold her for a short time, but will forever be in her heart. Mike is also survived by his mother, Eileen, his brothers, Wayne (Joan), Gary (Diane), Kevin (Tina), Mark Shebilske and sister Sheila (Dennis) Gloede, his father and mother in law, Kenneth and Yvonne Klein, brother-in-laws, Kevin (Cindy) and Steve (Gretchen) Klein. He had numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Lawrence and his brother Steve.

    A funeral service for Mike will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at MOUNT OLIVE EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 930 E. Florida Ave., Appleton with the Rev. Joel Zank officiating. Family and friends may visit at Valley Funeral Home on Friday from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and again on Saturday at the church from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Dale Union Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.valleyfh.com.

    A special thanks goes out to his neighbors who were always there for him, even at the end. He will miss the outdoor activities and an occasional game of cards with special friends, Joe and Traci Loftus.

Rozy M Horkman

F, b. April 1883

Parents

Family: William Koch (b. circa 1883)

Biography

  • Birth: Rozy M Horkman was born in April 1883.
  • Marriage: She and William Koch were married on May 3, 1906 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.

Michael L Lauer

M, b. February 22, 1889, d. January 2, 1978

Parents

Family: Maria Johanna Wolf (b. October 1, 1895, d. November 13, 1982)

Biography

  • Birth: Michael L Lauer was born on February 22, 1889 in Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Maria Johanna Wolf were married on November 14, 1916 in Sherwood, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Michael L Lauer died on January 2, 1978, at age 88, in Clintonville, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.

Maria Johanna Wolf

F, b. October 1, 1895, d. November 13, 1982

Family: Michael L Lauer (b. February 22, 1889, d. January 2, 1978)

Biography

  • Birth: Maria Johanna Wolf was born on October 1, 1895.
  • Marriage: She and Michael L Lauer were married on November 14, 1916 in Sherwood, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Maria Johanna Wolf died on November 13, 1982, at age 87, in Clintonville, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.

Genevieve Olga Lauer

F, b. August 21, 1917, d. December 22, 2008

Parents

Family: Raymond Wiskerchen (b. May 8, 1908, d. March 20, 2007)

Biography

  • Birth: Genevieve Olga Lauer was born on August 21, 1917 in St John, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Raymond Wiskerchen were married on October 21, 1939.
  • Death: Genevieve Olga Lauer died on December 22, 2008, at age 91, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Raymond Wiskerchen

M, b. May 8, 1908, d. March 20, 2007

Family: Genevieve Olga Lauer (b. August 21, 1917, d. December 22, 2008)

Biography

  • Birth: Raymond Wiskerchen was born on May 8, 1908.
  • Marriage: He and Genevieve Olga Lauer were married on October 21, 1939.
  • Death: Raymond Wiskerchen died on March 20, 2007, at age 98.

Arthur Anthony Lauer

M, b. April 3, 1925, d. June 3, 1987

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Arthur Anthony Lauer was born on April 3, 1925 in Hilbert, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Honore Burns were married on October 2, 1948 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Arthur Anthony Lauer died on June 3, 1987, at age 62, in Neenah, Winnebago Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Elizabeth Honore Burns

F, b. July 12, 1924, d. July 15, 2015

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Honore Burns was born on July 12, 1924 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: She and Arthur Anthony Lauer were married on October 2, 1948 in Kaukauna, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Elizabeth Honore Burns died on July 15, 2015, at age 91.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Mary's, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Elizabeth H. "Betty" Lauer, (nee Burns), 91, passed away quietly into the arms of her Heavenly Father on July 15, 2015, surrounded by her children and those who loved her best.

    Betty was born to Daniel J. Burns, Sr., and Florence (Campbell) on July 12, 1924. She grew up in Kaukauna and Askeaton with five siblings who loved and thought the world of her. Betty graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1942, where she met her future husband, Arthur Lauer. She was crowned the "Alice in Dairlyland's" Brown County Dairy Queen in 1942, then attended St. Mary Nursing School in Milwaukee to pursue her desire to be a stewardess. This dream was cut short by "one inch" and the unexpected passing of her mother. Afterwards, she returned home to nurture and help raise her younger siblings. She aided the war effort as a student nurse. Betty was swept off her feet by Arthur at a dance at Romy's Nitingale; they wed in 1948. After marrying, they began a journey that took them from a family of two to a family of twelve. She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Kaukauna, where she attended Mass. Betty had a deep faith and love for our Lord, Jesus Christ and his Blessed Mother.

    Betty was a woman of common sense and uncommon talent. She was a fount of knowledge and Irish wit. She bested her children in many a foot race and could break an apple in half with her hands. Betty was unbeatable in any word game and loved crafting beautiful gifts with her hands, and passed that knowledge onto her children. She was proud of her Irish heritage and made sure that everyone knew it. Betty was also a Girl Scout Troop Leader. She loved to golf and spent a lot of time at Countryside Golf Course where she was the secretary of the Thursday Morning Ladies League.

    Betty is survived by her ten children, Marcia Lynch, David (Terri) Lauer, Dennis (Nancy) Lauer, Richard Lauer (friend Vicki Van Dinter), Kathleen Siebers, Karen (Dan) Hurst, Lynn (Frank) DeLuney, MaryBeth (Leon) Lipp, Robert (Joannie) Lauer, and Sara (Gregory) Beatty; and her grandchildren, Erin, Megan, and Kevin; Michelle, Elizabeth, Kenneth, and David; Laura, Jenny, and Katie; Doug, Andrea, Greg, and Nick; Rory, Matt, Abby, Hannah, and Jordan; Meliah, Julie, Eric, Adam, and Leon; Andrew, Jack, Nora, Benjamin, David, Bridget, Lucy, Gretchen, Kara, and Clark. She is further survived by 40 great grandchildren.

    Betty is also survived by her loving sisters, Mary Dietzen and Alice (Dave) Huss and her brother, Dr. Robert Burns; her brother-in-law, Harold and Gloria (Hopfensperger) Lauer; and her sister-in-law, C. Joan (Gilbert) Lauer. Her posterity will continue to grow to hear about "Great Betty" and her love for us.

    Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur A. Lauer; a grandson Arthur Kenneth Lauer; her parents, Daniel and Florence Burns; Arthur's parents, Michael and Marie (Wolf) Lauer; her brothers, John "Jack" and Ruth (Baker) Burns and Daniel "Bud" and Rose Marie (Morrison) Burns; her sister-in-law, Virginia (Moore) Burns; and her brother-in-law, Ron Dietzen; as well as Arthur's siblings, Genevieve (Ray) Wiskerchen; Ralph and Lillian (Vande Yacht) Lauer; and Gerald Lauer.

    The Funeral Liturgy will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2015, at ST. KATHERINE DREXEL PARISH, ST. MARY CHURCH, 119 W. Seventh Street, Kaukauna, with Fr. Jerry Pastors officiating. Friends may call at the Fargo Funeral Home, 400 West Wisconsin Avenue, Kaukauna, on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer and Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. Friends may also call at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will be in St. Mary Catholic Church Cemetery, Kaukauna. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at St. Paul Home and Club Gabriel for their loving care. And a special thank you to our sister Marcia, for the compassionate care and love she showed Mom and to our niece, Laura, for her unwavering devotion to her grandmother. A memorial has been established in Betty's name. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com

    Mom, we love you with all our hearts. We will miss your laugh, your smile, and "we suppose," your quirky little slogans. We can't wait to see you and dad again. See you Later, Alligator! Hugs and Kisses from each of us! Mom's legacy is love. Love ya, Betts!
  • Graduation: She graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1942.

Marcia Lee Lauer

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Michael Gordon Lynch

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David Michael Lauer

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Richard Alan Lauer

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Alex James Barrington

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Raquel Barrington

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Douglas Anthony Siebers

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  • Descendant of an Immigrant on: Maria Magdalena