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From the History of Fond du Lac County, submitted by Cherie Pennau

ADAMS, A. (deceased) was born in Rutland Co., Vt., Dec 18, 1808. April 28, 1838, he married, in his native country, Merinda Bartlett. She was born in Rutland Co. Sept 14, 1816. In about 1845, they came to Wisconsin, and lived in Walworth Co. one year, at the end of which time they moved to the town of Forest, Fond du Lac Co., where he died Oct 8, 1868. He was a leading member of the M.E. Church, and took a deep and active interest in religious and educational matters, and during his lifetime was elected to various offices. His wife, Mrs. Adams, is still living, and resides on the homestead on Sec. 13, town of Forest. She is a member of the M.E. Church; owns 80 acres of land. Their children are --Samuel A., --he married, in this county, Melissa Heath, they live in Clark Co., Wis.: Emily E., wife of David Rogers, Clark Co., Wis. (he served in the 14 W. V. I. during the war of the rebellion, and was wounded in the service); Mortimer, who enlisted, at the age of 19, in Co. A. 10th W. V. I. and died in the service May 27, 1862; Emery C., wife of Henry Rancier, Dunn co., Wis.; (he served in a New York regiment during the late war, and was severely wounded); Helen S., deceased; Noble, who married in this county, Agnes Carter - they now live in Iowa; David, now in Dunn Co., Wis.; Frankie, wife of Charles George, Dunn Co., Wis.; Eugene Ernest and Delyle, of this town (Forest). Mrs. Adams father, Hooker Bartlett, was a soldier in the war of 1812, and his father, J. Bartlett, was in the Colonial army during the war of the Revolution.


Obituary - Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter- submitted by Cherie Pennau

ADAMS, MRS. AGNES - Dated: 9-3-1946
Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Adams, 95, who died at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Agnes Hospital, were held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Candlish chapel the Rev. Ben C. Plopper officiating. Burial was in Rienzi Memorial mausoleum.
Mrs. Adams was born in the Town of Osceola, Fond du Lac county, May 24, 1851, and daughter of John and Louise Legar Graham. She attended the Methodist church. Surviving are three sons, Frank Carty of Hetland, S.D., Earl Adams of
Wisconsin Rapids, Elmer Adams of Somerset; a daughter, Mrs. John Rechek of Waupun; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Others in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. John Rachek, Mr. and Mrs. William Procknow
and Mrs. Fred Udhe of Waupun and Elmer Adams of Somerset.


From "Biographical Sketches", Submitted by Cherie Pennau.

ADAMS, WILL IAM S., farmer, Sec. 32; is a son of Abram and Louisa Adams, natives of Connecticut, but who, after their marriage, removed to Rutland, VT., where William S. was born in 1818; he spent his life in his native county at farming, till 1857, whence he removed to the town of Forest, Fond du Lac Co., Wis., where he lived for about seventeen years; here he was at first surrounded on all sides by Indians, whose camps were not far from his pioneer house; and who often came to trade their venison for corn and other desired articles which he chanced to have' in July, 1865, he disposed of that farm, and bought his present one of 160 acres in the above given section of the town of Empire. In 1840, he married Miss Martha E., daughter of Worcester E. and Sarah E. Peck, of Castletown, Rutland Co., Vt.; they have five children --Almira S., born 1850; Wilson M., born 1852; Dayton, born in 1855; Wilber C., born in 1858; Ellsworth I., born in 1862. Mrs. Adams is a member of the Methodist Church of Empire; Mr. Adams has been Collector and Supervisor of the town of Empire.


Obituary - Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter- submitted by Cherie Pennau

AHRENS, CAROLINE BODE- Dated: 6-11-1924
Mrs. Caroline Bode Ahrens 80 Years Old, Dies Monday At Home Of Daughter Caroline Bode Ahrens, 80 years old, a pioneer resident of this community, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Anglum, south of Ripon Monday. Mrs. Ahrens was born in Gallersheim, Hanover province, Germany on December 25, 1843. She was married in Germany to Louis Ahrens, who preceded her in death 25 years ago. With her husband and two children she came to America in May, 1869, settling in the Town of Princeton, then moving to Green Lake, south side. She lived there the rest of her life. She is survived by her children, William Ahrens of Green Lake, Mary Anglum also of Green Lake, South side; Edwin Ahrens of Berlin and Mrs.
Lena Deming of Ripon. Her grandchildren are Louis Ahrens, Vera Anglum and Mrs. Stanley Sebert with her little daughter Virginia.


Obituary - Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter- submitted by Cherie Pennau

ALLARD, PETER - Dated: 11-20-1903
Peter Allard, aged 60 years, died at his home in North Fond du Lac at 11:30 o'clock Thursday evening after an illness of two days with pneumonia. The deceased was a widely known and highly esteemed citizen, and his loss will be deeply felt by a large circle of friends. Mr. Allard was born in Winoski Falls, VT., in 1843, and came to Fond du Lac in 1967, establishing the first grocery business on West Scott street. He continued in this business for eight years, and then purchased the farm which was his home till the time of his death. Mr. Allard had held many positions of trust, and was a member of the present board of county
supervisors. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. F.M. Thetro of Omaha, Nebraska; Miss Louisa Allard of North Fond du Lac, and Mrs. John Wilbert of this city; and by three brothers, Joseph of North Fond du Lac; William of Laurel, Montana, and Dr. E.C. Allard of this city. Notice of the funeral will be made later. Commonwealth Reporter - Dated: 11-23-1903 The funeral of the late Peter Allard will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from St. Patrick's Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Commonwealth Reporter - Dated: 11-25-1903 The funeral of the late Peter Allard was held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Patrick's Church, Rev. J.J. Keenan officiating. John Laudermann, John Clark, W. Mosher, H. Foxen. J. McEssy and P. Laudermann acted as pallbearers. Interment was in Calvary cemetery. Mrs. S.M. Tedro and son, D.L. Tedro, and Louis Ilrewey of Omaha and William Allard of Laurel, Montana were among the friends from out of town.


Compiled from St. Matthew Parish Records; St. Matthew Cemetery Records; St. Matthew's Tombstone Inscriptions; various biographies of Fond du Lac County; 1850, 1860, and 1870 census records of Fond du Lac County townships of Ashford, Auburn, Eden and Osceola .
ALLEN, MATHIAS, paid pew rent in 1870 and 1876; contributed to the special collection in 1870 for priest's salary.
ALLEN, MYRTLE- Dated: 5-2-1924
Myrtle Allen, 16 years old, a freshman in the Chilton High School, died Wednesday morning at the Trubert Allen home in the Town of Charlestown, Calumet County. Double pneumonia was the cause of death. Miss Allen was born August 27, 1908. She attended the Evergreen Valley School and entered Chilton High School last fall. She is survived by her parents, one sister, Mrs. Lucius Christie of Stockbridge, and two brothers, Clarence and Clifford. The funeral was held this afternoon from the home at 1 p.m. and at 2 p.m. from St. Boniface Episcopal Church, the Rev. F.P. Keicher officiating. The pallbearers, high school classmates of the deceased were, Herbert Sturm, John Berger, Victor Larsen, Theodore Pagel, Franklin Tesch, and Mortimer.
Dorothy Reinhold, Armelia Bonk, Lucille Weeks and Lucille Lau were flower girls.