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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 .

GABRIEL, MARTIN, married Anna Kardinger, born 23 Jan 1823; she died 17 Dec 1885 of diabetes.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Dated: 3-5-1941

Emanuel A. Gardien Dies After Illness; Funeral Rites Are Planned
Emanuel A. Gardien, 83, a retired stockbuyer and former Dodge County supervisor, residing at 296 Sixth street, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday at St. Agnes hospital. He was born in june 1857, in the Town of ayne, Dodge County and in 1883 was married to Miss Ellen Clark. In 1897 the couple moved to the Village of Lomira, where Mr. Gardien operated a meat market. He also was
interested in an insurance company and the village newspaper and served on the Dodge county board of supervisors. Retiring in 1920. Mr. and Mrs. Gardien moved to this city. Mr. Gardien was a member of St. Joseph's church, the Holy Name society
of the parish, the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Knights of Wisconsin. Surviving the late businessman are his widow; four daughters, Mrs. W.E. Husting of Wauwatotsa, Mrs. O.C. McCellow of Hartford, Mrs. Ralph Sheridan of this city and Miss Elizabeth Gardien at home; two sons, Austin of Milwaukee and Cyril of Chicago; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The body was removed to the residence late this afternoon. Funeral services will be held from there at 9:30 a.m. Friday and at 10 a.m. from St. JosePh's church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.


Obituary - from the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Dated: 12-6-1946. Submitted by Cherie Pennau.

Janet Marie Gibson, 4, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Gibson of West Bend, who died at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph hospital, Milwaukee, will be buried at Rosendale, following services at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Candlish chapel. The Rev. Ben C. Plopper will officiate. The child was born March 15, 1942 at West Bend. Her mother is the former Alice Lyman. Survivors in addition to the parents are two sisters and a brother, Diane, Jean, and James and grandparents, James Gibson of Oakfield and Mrs May Lyman of this city.


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

GIBSON, MARY C. farming, P.O. Banner; owns 160 acres of well-improved land. She was born in Montgomery co., N. Y. in 1826; while she was a child, her parents Christopher and Henrietta Carpenter, moved to St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. She was married twice, first in Onondaga Co., N.Y. to Chauncy A. Greenman, now deceased; by the above marriage there was one child--William J. Greenman, now of Bremer Co., Iowa. In 1854, she came to Wisconsin, and in 1861, married her second husband, Russel D. Gibson, a native of Vermont, who had settled in Fond du Lac County, in about 1852; he died Nov 2, 1866. By this marriage there is one child -- Ella M. Mrs. Gibson oversees all the work done on her farm, and is very successful in her management of it, and is a most exemplary woman.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Dated: 9-25-1916. Submitted by Cheri Pennau

Mrs. Theresa Giebel, for seventy years a resident of Wisconsin, fifty years of which time she lived in Fond du Lac county, died at her home, 369 Linden Street, after an illness of only a few hours. She was stricken with what appeared to be neuralgia of the heart at about 4:30 Saturday afternoon, and died about twelve hours later. Mrs. Giebel was 71 years old, having been born in Germany on April 10, 1845. With her parents, she came to this country when only a year old, and settled in Wisconsin. On November 27, 1864, Mrs. Giebel, whose maiden name was Ackerman, married Wendell Giebel, and two years later moved to Fond du Lac, where she has made her home since. Mrs. Giebel, whose husband died some years ago, is survived by nine
children. They are Barbara Giebel, of Seattle, Washington, Mrs. A.D. Randall of South Hampton, Mass.; Wendell Giebel of Spokane, Washington; Mrs. J.F. Moritz, Mrs. E.F. Marcoe, Mrs. O.J. Nehmer and the Misses Rose, Ann, and MInnie Giebel of this city. The latter three daughters lived with their mother at the home on Linden street. Besides the nine children, fifteen grandchildren survive Mrs. Giebel. Six brothers and one sister are the other immediate relatives who survive the deceased. They are Theodore Ackerman of this city; Henry, Charles, Wendell, and Will Ackerman of Kenmare, South Dakota and NIck
Anderson of New Liedalg, North Dakota. Mr. John Kraemer of Vancouver, Washington is the sister. The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning from St. Mary's church. The Rev. Charles Stehling will officiate. Of the relatives from out of town, Wendell Giebel of Spokane, Washington will come for the services. Up to the time of her death, Mrs. Giebel had been in good health except that at times she was afflicted with severe neuraglic pains. Because of her long residence in the city, and of her lovable and estimable character, Mrs. Giebel will be mourned by many loving friends and acquaintances not alone in the city but in the surrounding country as well.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Dated: 3-15-1934

August Giese, 52, Dies Of His Injuries At Home In Osceola Injuries sustained Tuesday when he was struck on the head by a falling tree while cutting on the Louis Tonn farm, about two miles north of his home proved fatal to August Giese, 52, of the Tn of Osceola, who died at 2:15 a.m. today at his home. He suffered a fractured skull. Born Feb. 12, 1882, in the Tn of Osceola, he was married there to Marie Ehlert, who with the following daughters and sons, Esther, Senta, Melvin and Donald survive. He also leaves two brothers, Frank of Osceola; William of this city and two sisters, Mrs. Al Miller of VanDyne and Mrs. Albert Mielke of this city. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday from the residence and at 2 from the Reformed church at Campbellsport, of which Mr. Giese was a member, Rev. Gilbert Wernecke will officiate. Burial at Auburn Cemetery. Fred B. Staeben - Dated: 6-1-1959 Fred B. Staeben, 73, of 2511 Wren Drive, Colorado Spring, CO., a former well-known Fond du Lac druggist, died Friday at Fitzsimons hospital, Denver. The funeral services will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Our Chapel of
Memories at Colorado Springs. Burial will be there at Colorado Memorial Shrine. Chaplain Meyer will officiate. A resident of Colorado Springs since 1957, Mr. Staeben was a self-employed pharmacist for 52 years. or 35 years he owned and operated
drug stores in Wisconsin cities including Fond du Lac. He was born September 25, 1885, in Columbus and received his degree in
pharmacy from Milwaukee Medical College in 1906. In 1952 he retired and took up residence in Washington, D.C. During the summer months after his retirement he flew to different cities in Wisconsin to relieve pharmacists during their vacations. He owned and flew his own plane. On July 29, 1907 he was married at Rockford, Illinois. Surviving are his widow, Edith; a son, Fred W. Staeben of Colorado Springs; a brother, Arthur Staeben of Dade City, Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Ester Lane of
Endeavor and Mrs. Ella Van Der Heiden of Wrightstown.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - - Dated: 8-6-1934

M.M. Gillett, Leader In Knights Of Pythias, Expires In Milwaukee Morrison M. Gillett, 81, for many years Knights of Pythias grand lodge officer and former resident of this city, died at 7:45 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Mueth in Whitefish Bay. Mr. Gillett had been in failing health for a year, having retired in July, 1933, as grand keeper of records and seals, an office which he assumed in 1919 when he left this city to establish his home in Milwaukee. Before that time he had been active as a member of Fidelity Lodge 19, Knights of Pythias. He was a member of the lodge at the time of his death. Mrs. Gillett, who was formerly Miss Laura Burnton, sister of J.W. and C.R. Burnton of this city, expired four years ago. Surviving Mr. Gillett
leaves a daughter, Mrs. Mueth, a son, Monroe of Evanston, Illinois; five grandchildren, a brother Louis H. Gillett and a sister, Mrs. Charles F. Little of Canton, Illinois both of whom will attend the funeral, tentatively arranged for 2 p.m. Wednesday from the First Presbyterian church here. Burial will be in Rienzi Cemetery. Mr. Gillett a son of Attorney and Mrs. J.M. Gillett, pioneer residents of this city, was a traveling salesman for many years while a resident of this city, representing a Milwaukee company. In 1919 when he accepted the grand lodge office he gave up his position.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Dated: 12-27-1906. Submitted by Cherie Pennau.

Mrs. Lydia Sprague Gillett, aged 73 years, died at 4:20 this morning ather home in Rosendale. She was born in New York state December 28, 1833.She was married to T. Kirk Gillett and settled on a farm in the Town of Fond du Lac in the early fifties. In 1866, they moved to a farm in Springvale and later came to this city, moving about three years, ago to the village of Rosendale. Mr. Gillett's death occurred July 6, 1904. The deceased had been in ill health for some time. She is survived by two sons, William J. of Springvale, and Alfred E. The funeral will be held from the residence in Rosendale and internmentwill be in Rosendale Cemetery.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Dated: 6-24-1905

Kenosha Lady Dies at a Good Old Age-Sister of Mrs. Ward
On Friday last there died in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Mrs. Susan Atwater Gillett, widow of Judge Gurdin Gillett, at the age of Ninety-five years. Mrs. Gillett was a sister of Mrs. Alfred Ward, of this city. She was a "real" daughter of the American Revolution, for her father, John Atwater, was an officer in the army revolution, and carried dispatches from La Fayette to Washington. Atwater was a student at Yale college when the war broke out, left school to fight under the Continental flag
and at the close of the war he returned to Yale, finished his course and then married and located at Genoa, N.Y.
He served in the battle of White plains and was a member of the Society of the Cincinati. Mrs. Gillett was born at Genoa in 1810 and in 1836 married Gurdin Gillett. In 1848 she and her husband removed to Wisconsin, locating soon after in Kenosha where Mr. Gillett died in 1899. Her sister, Mrs. Ward, now in her eighty-fifth year, is a valued member and protege of the Oshkosh chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Ward is in good health and a very interesting character. On learning of the death of Mrs. Gillett, the Oshkosh chapter sent flowers to her funeral at Kenosha.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commomwealth Reporter - - Dated: 5-20-1904

Mrs. Ira Gilson, aged 80 years a pioneer resident of Oakfield, died atthe home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank T. O'Beirne, 24 Bell street, this city at 5 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Besides this daughter, Mrs. Gilson is survived by one sister, whose home is in Nebraska. The remains will be taken to Oakfield for burial. Funeral services will be held at the M.E. Church at that place Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock, the Rev. W.J. Perry officiating. Interment will be in Avoca Cemetery. Leo LeFever - Dated: 11-4-1982 Leo C. LeFever, 67, of 13 Mockingbird Lane, North Fond du Lac, died Wednesday, November 3, 1982, at Tomah Veterans Hospital.
He was born August 12, 1915, at Liscomb, Iowa, a son of the late Claude and Charlott St. John LeFever. He married Dorothy Teela on October 19, 1940, at Homer, N.Y. Mr. LeFever was employed by Giddings & Lewis Machine Tool Co. for 19 and
1/2 as a machinist. He was also self-employed as an upholsterer for over 40 years. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the Army, and a former member of Bohlman-Grimes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1904. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. William (Susan) Suprenand of Milwaukee; a son, Warren L. "Bud" LeFever of Fond du Lac; four grandchildren; three brothers, George of Gilford, N.Y., Max of Homer, N.Y., and James of Cortland, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Lawrence (Anna Faye)
Miles of Homer, N.Y. Two brothers preceded him in death.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Dated: 3-5-1958

Retired Area Farmer Dead; Brief Illness
Louis N. Goebel Expires In Hospital At Age Of 69; Farmed At Forest Louis N. Goebel, 69, a retired Town of Forest farmer, died at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at St. Agnes Hospital follwoing a brief illness. Since his retirement in 1954, he had been residing with his daughter, Mrs. Franklin Pickart, 327 Marquette street. Mr. Goebel was born September 9, 1888, at Dotyville, the son of Joseph and Margaret Voell Goebel, and was married January 19, 1919, in St. Michael's church at Dotyville to Agnes Loehr, who died in 1935.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Pickart and Mrs. Herbert Mueller of Mt. Calvary R. 1; Mrs. George F. Scannell of Eden, R.1.; and Mrs. Raymond Elsinger of Oakfield, R. 2.; 22 grandchildren; two sons, Edward and Joseph of Town of Forest; one sister, Mrs. Leo Fitzgerald, city; and two brothers, Edward Goebel, Stanley and William Goebel, Withee. One daughter, two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Friends may call at the Bidlingmaier Funeral Home, J.E. Murray in charge, after 7 p.m. Thursday.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's church, Dotyville. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Dated: 12-10-1930

Mrs. George Gordon, 72, Expires At Home On West McWilliams Street.
Mrs. Barbara Gordon, nee Balthazor, wife of George Gordon, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the family residence, 75 West McWilliams street, after a protracted illness. The deceased was 72 years of age and was born in Hartford, Wisconsin. She had been a resident of this city for many years. Surviving the deceased leaves a widower, one daughter, Miss Lucille Gordon, three sons, George H. Gordon, J.W. Gordon and Arch P. Gordon, the latter two of Chicago. There are four grandchildren. The body will lie in state at the Hardgrove and Gordon Funeral Home until the hour of the funeral which will be at 9 a.m. Friday. Services will be held at St. Louis church of which the deceased was a member, with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Friends have been asked to omit flowers.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - - Dated: 6-6-1907

John H. Gores, aged 72 years, died Wednesday afternoon at 3:40. He is survived by his wife and four children, Mrs. M. Koltz, Wausau; Mrs. K. Husser, Mrs. H. Klee and W.J. Gores all of this city. Mr. Gores at one time was justice of the peace for two years. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 8:30 from the residence, 28 Follett Street and at 9 o'clock from St. Mary's Church, Rev. Godfrey Wuelfling will officiate and interment will be in the Taycheedah Catholic Cemetery.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Dated: 4-18-1960

Miss Erna Goss, 60, Mayville, died Saturday afternoon at the homw of her only survivor, a brother, Arnold Goss, Mayville, R. 2, following a lingering illness. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Goss, she was born December 4, 1899, and resided in Mayville all of her life. She was employed for many years as chief operator for the Wisconsin Telephone company in Mayville. Services were at 2 p.m. today at St. Paul's Lutheran church in Mayville with the Rev. Gerhard Nass officiating. Burial was in Graceland cemetery.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Dated: 8-23-1954

Rudolph Grabow, 72, of Farmersville, died Sunday at St. Agnes Hospital following an illness. Born May 25, 1882 at Kekoskee, he was married July 10, 1910, at Mayville, to Laura Lawrence. Surviving are the widow and a son Lawrence and a daughter, Mrs. Louis Kollmansberger of Farmersville and five grandchildren. The body of Mr. Grabow will be in state at St. Luke's Lutheran church at Knowles from noon on Tuesday until 2 p.m., the hour of services. The Rev. H.J. Schaar will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the Koepsell Funeral Home, Mayville. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Grabow had operated a general merchandise store and was postmaster at Knowles for 38 years.


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 .

GRANGER, MARTIN, (1824 - 1907) married Anna ___ (1825 - 1929) and they were the parents of: Barbara, born 25 March and bapt 5 Apr 1874 John, * Jan 1852 - 11 Apr 1939 Sophia, 1868 - 1879


Obitiuary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter, Wednesday, Jan 21, 1942.

Early Resident in count dies at rural home.
Mrs. Wilhelmina Gransee Expires in Rosendale; Native of Germany.
Mrs. Wilhelmina Gransee, 80, wife of William Gransee, died Tuesday night at her home in the Village of Rosendale.

Born Aug. 18, 1861, in (Zuelsdorf) Germany, daughter of John and Henrieta Zimmerman, she was married in that country to Mr. Gransee. Coming to America in 1881. Mr. and Mrs. Gransee settled in Princeton and after four and one-half years residence there moved to Rosendale, where Mr. Gransse operated a blacksmith shop.

A member of Rosendale Lutheran church, Mrs. Gransee was affliated with its Ladies Aid.

Surviving are her widower; four sons, Amos Gransee of Ripon, William and Walter Gransee of this city and Arthur of Mendota; six daughters, Mrs. Gustav Siebenhaar of Eldorado, Mrs. Charles Farch of Ripon, Mrs. Otto Mecklenberger, Mrs. Almond Farr and Mrs. Arthur Barts of this city and Mrs. Dan Rees of Rosendale; 24 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A son, Leo died in 1903 and a daughter, Mrs. Charles Hansen, in 1941.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Dated: 9-19-1905

John Graupman died at his home in Eldorado at the age of 74 years, Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock. He is survived by a widow and three daughters, Mrs. C.R. Smith and Mrs. J.L. Clark of this city and Mrs. W. Craig of North Fond du Lac. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Evangelical church, Eldorado, the Rev. Dater officiating. Internment will be at the Ridgewood Cemetery.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Dated: 10-19-1977

John A. Gray, 66, of 346 E. First Street, maintenance plumber at St. Agnes Hospital for 18 years, died at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, 1977, at his home. He was born in Fond du Lac on Sept. 19, 1911, a son of the late John H. and Mary Murphy Gray. He married Veronica Pavlak in Chilton on Sept. 2, 1933. Mr. Gray was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Holy Name Society and Local 206 of the Plumber's Union for 40 years. Surviving are his widow;  two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Janice) Cujak of Ripon and Mrs. William (Patricia) Dittrich of Fond du Lac; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Art (Catherine) Reinhold of Fond du Lac and Mrs. James (Alice) Purcell of Neshkoro. A sister and brother preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church. The Rev. George Gibbons will officiate, and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation for Mr. Gray will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Dated: 1-17-1933

Waupun Businessman is Found Dead in Garage by Son Ferdinand E. Grebe, 56, businessman for 33 years was found dead in the
garage at his home 421 Carrington Street, Waupun at 10 p.m. Monday where he apparently was overcome with monozide gas while adjusting a windshield of his car. His body was found by his son Ferd. Jr. Mrs. Grebe and a daughter Claudia being absent from the home at the time. He was born December 31, 1876 at Palestine, Illinois. He married Clara Zimmerman of Waupun on December 31, 1903. They celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary with a party at their home New Years Eve.
During 33 years he was a resident of Waupun and had been engaged in the plumbing business. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for many years. Besides his widow, Mr. Grebe is survived by 2 daughters, Clara of Green Bay, formerly an Art Instructor at the Roosevelt Jr. High School, city, and Claudia, Ferd Jr., and Theo at home. He also leaves his mother, Mrs.
Dorothy Grebe; 2 sisters, Mrs. Bertha Neider and Mrs. Dora Garms of Des Plaines; 4 brothers, Louis of Gary, August ofd Darrington, William and Harry of Des Plaines. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Union
Congressional Church of Waupun.


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 .

GREMMINGER, LOUIS (25 Aug 1829 - 13 May 1906) born in France, he married Matilda/Magdalen Richard (25 Sept 1833 - 15 Feb 1918) born in Ohio, and they were the parents of: Louis A, 30 Aug 1858 - 12 July 1876 Mary, born 1861 in Ohio (Sr. Hyacinth, School Sisters of St. Francis) Elizabeth, born 1863 in WI Frank, born 1865 Matilda, born 1867 George S., born 19 Feb and bapt 21 Feb 1869 Anna C., born 8 Feb and bapt 19 Feb 1871 Caroline, born 9 Feb and bapt 15 Feb 1874 Julia T, born 5 Apr and bapt 7 Apr 1877.
A Ludov. Gremminger died on 11 July 1876 (probably his father).


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Dated: 9-25-1951

William Griesbach Expires At Madison Hospital; Burial To Be At Mayville

William Griesbach, 78, lifelong resident of Mayville, died at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Wisconsin General Hospital, Madison, after being ill the last nine months. Born October 31, 1872, at Mayville, he was married to Marie Zorr on
October 12, 1898, at Horicon. He had been employed many years with the former Mayville Iron Company. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Survivors are Mrs. Griesbach; two children, Mrs. Carl Janssen of Wauwatosa, and George Griesbach of Cincinatti, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Augusta Funkhauser of Chicago; a brother, Charles Griesbach of Duluth, Minnesota and a grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville, the Rev. Gerhard Nass officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in this city.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - - Dated: 12-13-1957

Mrs. Gromme Dies; Funeral Rites Arranged Services Will Be Held In St. Patrick's Church For Lake Resident Mrs. Richard Gromme, 64, Sandy Beach, Route 4, the former Martha Roth, died at 8 p.m. Thursday at ST. Agnes Hospital following a long illness. Daughter of Stephen and Mary Roth, she was born June 15, 1893, at Minneapolis and came with her parents to this city a number of years ago. She was married to Mr. Gromme in Fond du Lac on July 18, 1913. Active in church and women's groups, Mrs. Gromme was a member of St. Patrick's church and of the Altar and Rosary society of the parish. She also belonged to St. Cecelia Court 147, W.C.O.F. and to the Daughters of Isabella. She was president of the Academy club. Surviving in addition to the widower are two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. J.C. Grassy and Miss Catherine Roth, both of this city; and one brother, Frank Roth of Morongo Valley, California. A son, Gordon died in 1954. Funeral services will be Monday at 9 a.m. at the Geo M. Dugan funeral home and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's church with burial in Calvary cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Dated: 7-10-1950

Mrs. Elma Guenther, 54, of 374 Fond du Lac Street, Waupun, died Sunday afternoon at Lutheran Deacons Hospital, Beaver Dam, where she had been a patient the last two weeks. The former Elma Snyder was born June 13, 1896, at Big Spring, Wisconsin,
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Snyder, and was married June 10, 1921 to Oscar Guenther who died May 3, 1948. She spent her married life at Waupun. Mrs. Guenther was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. Surviving is a brother, Wayne Guenther of Milwaukee. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Kohls funeral home and at 10 a.m. in Trinity Episcopal church, Waupun. The Rev. George Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Mound Cemetery, Waupun.


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 .

GUEPGE, JOHN E (1828 - 24 July 1902) born in France, he is listed in the 1868 Fond du Lac County Business Directory as a boot and shoemaker, New Cassel. He married Magdalene Bach (1836 - 1917) who was also born in France, and they were the parents of: Mary, born 28 Oct 1857 in Wayne, Washington Co. WI; died 13 Feb 1858 John P. born 1858 Peter, born 1 Mar 1860, died 8 Sept 1861 Peter J. 1862 - 1917 Mary Anna, born 2 Feb bapt 11 Feb 1865; married --- Bonesho; died 4 Apr 1939 Theresa, born 1868 John Joseph, born 5 March, bapt 13 March 1870; died 1900 Magdalen, born 4 Nov bapt 9 Nov 1873; died 26 Oct 1881 Albert J. born 8 March and bapt 14 March 1880; died 1956.