THE FREDERICK & ERNESTINE NICOLAI FAMILY
FREDERICK AUGUST & ERNESTINE (ORFHAL) NICOLAI
Mequon, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
Big Bend, Waukesha County, Wisconsin &
Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Generation No. 1
1. FREDERICK AUGUST1 NICOLAI was born in Of Saxony, Germany. He married ERNESTINE ORFHAL. She was born in Of Saxony, Germany, and died Abt. 1855 in Mequon, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.
Children of FREDERICK NICOLAI and ERNESTINE ORFHAL are:
3. ii. HENRY ERNEST NICOLAI, b. February 18, 1851, Near Ehrfort, Germany; d. November 20, 1944, Mukwonago, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
4. iii. THEODORE W. NICOLAI, b. late of Elkhorn, Wisconsin; d. Abt. 1916, Walla Walla, Washington.
iv. ALBERT N. NICOLAI, b. late of Shawano County, Wisconsin.
Notes for ALBERT N. NICOLAI:
"Uncle Albert" and I have pictures of him.
v. EMIL H. NICOLAI, d. St. Charles, Arkansas.
vi. FREDERICK NICOLAI, b. Aft. 1851; d. Bef. 1894.
vii. UNNAMED SON NICOLAI.
Generation No. 2
2. CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI (FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born February 05, 1844 in Gotha Saxony Germany, and died March 21, 1903 in Watertown, Wisconsin. She married GEORGE HENRY AUGUST FREDERICK HENZE October 16, 1865 in Watertown, Wisconsin, son of GEORGE HENZE and DOROTHEA ROETTGER. He was born January 09, 1841 in Hanover, Germany, and died April 24, 1911 in Watertown, Wisconsin.
Notes for CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA NICOLAI:
Emigrated to USA in 1854 and lived for several years near Milwaukee.
Moved to Watertown in 1863.
Source: Watertown Gazette
Date: March 27, 1903
Mrs. George Henze, 110 N. Fifth street, died on Saturday, March 21, 1903, of kidney troubles, with which she had been a sufferer for several months. Mrs. Henze was born at Gotha, Saxony, Germany, February 5, 1844; in 1854 she came to America and lived for a number of years near Milwaukee; in 1863 she was married to George Henze, Justice of the Peace of this city, who survives her with six children, being George Henze, town of Ixonia; Wm. Henze, Big Bend; August Henze, this city; Mrs. Arthur Roessler, Janesville; Mrs. F.G. Keck and Mrs. Ben Krueger, this city. Mrs. Henze was well and most favorably known in Watertown and was highly esteemed by a large acquaintance, all of whom heard of her death with much sorrow. Tuesday afternoon her funeral took place from her late home, Rev. E.R. Hinske, of the German Reformed church conducting the services. Her remains were interred in Oak Hill cemetery.
Notes for GEORGE HENRY AUGUST FREDERICK HENZE:
Source: Watertown Daily Times
Date: April 25, 1911
Headline: JUSTICE G. HENZE CALLED BY DEATH
Veteran of Civil War, Sheriff and City Marshal Answers Last Roll Call.
WAS WELL KNOWN RESIDENT
Was a Resident of Watertown Fifty-Two Years - Served As Justice of the Peace Several Terms and Held Other Offices of Trust.
Justice of the Peace George Henze, a veteran of the Civil war and a well known resident, answered the last roll call in his residence, 110 North Fifth street Monday afternoon. Death was the result of kidney trouble from which he had suffered several years, but he was confined to home only two days, being down town Saturday, although in a weak condition. Sometime ago he underwent an operation which seemed to relieve him somewhat but owing to his advanced years medical skill was of little avail.
Mr. Henze was born in Hanover, Germany, January 9, 1841, and came to America with his father in 1854, locating in the town of Summit, Waukesha county and engaging in farming one year. He then moved to Richwood where his father conducted a sawmill and Mr. Henze worked on a farm until 1859 when he removed to Watertown and learned the wagonmaker's trade with the late Charles Krueger. On August 12, 1862 he enlisted in Co. E 20th Wisconsin volunteer infantry and was in all the engagements with his regiment and was mustered out as second lieutenant in July, 1865 when he returned to Watertown and worked at wagon making. He was employed with Jacob Weber & Son in their lumber yards and also worked on threshing machines in the J.B. Bennett factory and was also employed as a railroad carpenter on the Milwaukee road. In 1877 he was appointed on the Watertown police force and served as city marshal several terms. He also served one term as sheriff of Jefferson county and was also city treasurer one term, all of which duties he attended to faithfully. He served several terms as justice of the peace which he held at the time of his death.
Mr. Henze was married in Watertown in 1865 to Amelia Nicolai, who preceded him to the grave. Six children were born as a result of the union: George Henze, Rome; William Henze, Big Bend; Mrs. Arthur Roessler, Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. B.A. Krueger, Mrs. Fred Keck, August Henze, Watertown. Mr. Henze was devoted to his family and his home life showed his general character. He was a pioneer member of the Watertown Turnverein to which he belonged for almost fifty years and of which he was treasurer many years. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows lodge of which he was secretary and was a member of O.D. Pease Post No. 94, G.A.R. of which he was adjutant. Mr. Henze was a lover of the flag under which he fought and his last wish was that his sword be buried with him and the stars and stripes cover his casket when the end came. Out of respect to his memory the flags on the city hall and Phoenix engine house were placed at half mast and also the flag on Turner hall.
He was the soul of honor in all his business dealings and knowing of his approaching end he had all his earthly affairs attended to before he was smitten in his final sickness. The community has lost a good citizen and his children a kind father and the nation a brave defender and his reward will be commensurate with his good offices on earth.
The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock under G.A.R. and I.O.O.F. auspices. The burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery
CIVIL WAR VETERAN
Company E, 20th Wisconsin Infantry
1862 - 1865
GEORGE HENZE, Watertown, Wis., member of G.A.R. Post No. 94, was born Jan. 9, 1841, in the province of Hanover, Prussia. His parents, George and Dorothy (Roettger) Henze, emigrated to America in 1854, and came direct from their port of landing to Wisconsin, buying a farm in Dodge count, in the town of Shields. When the son 18 years old he came to Watertown, where he remained until he was 21. A few months later, Aug. 12, 1862, he enlisted in Company E, 20th Wisconsin Infantry. He entered the army as a private, was promoted through all the grades and was made Second Lieutenant, Sept. 12, 1864. His first promotion was to Corporal; he was made Sergeant, Nov. 15, 1862; First Sergeant, June 23, 1863, and was mustered out under his commission July 14, 1865, at Galveston, Texas.
The regimental rendezvous was at Madison and the muster into service took place Aug. 18, 1862, the regiment leaving the State a week later. To St. Louis and Rolla, Mo., they journeyed to make connection with the Army of the Frontier, under General Herron, and Mr. Henze participated in the Missouri campaign, including the laborious marching, in which the regiment and division engaged until a long and heavy one of 112 miles was made into Arkansas. This was preparatory to the battle of Prairie Grove, which was the first action in Mr. Henze took part. He was afterwards in the siege of Van Buren and in the attack on that place went thence on a long march to Rolla, where orders were received to proceed to the position at Vicksburg, in which they remained, taking part in the varied service there until July 4th. The position of the 20th was on the left, and after the capitulation of the city he went with his command to the Yazoo expedition, and was engaged in all the varied service of that campaign. From there he went to Port Hudson, where the command arrived just after the surrender. The next orders were for New Orleans and they went thence to Morganzia Bend. He was in the affair at Atchafalaya Bayou, going soon after to New Orleans to embark for Brownsville, Texas, where he aided in the building of Fort Brown, and in the fall of the same year, 1863, he was sent to Wisconsin on recruiting service. He remained in this duty three months, rejoining his regiment at Brownsville. After much service of desultory character, Mr. Henze accompanied his regiment again to New Orleans, going thence to the vicinity of Mobile, where he was again in activities of exciting stamp. He participated in the capture of Fort Morgan and in the subsequent taking of large quantities of stores of lumber and cotton. This was one of the most important occurrences of the war in that locality. Mr. Henze went into camp in the vicinity of East Pascagoula, which was evacuated December 31st, and afterwards performed heavy duty until he went to the trenches of Spanish Fort, where he was under incessant fire until April 9th, when he was among those who took possession of the abandoned fort. Soon after he went to Blakeley and thence to Mobile. The regiment went next to Galveston and did military duty until mustered out.
Mr. Henze has been variously occupied since the war and is now (1889) operating as an accountant with one of the prominent business firms in the city. He has served his townsmen as City Marshal two years and as Treasurer the same length of time.
He was married in October, 1865, to Amelia Nicolai and they have six children, named George, William, Augusta, Amelia, August and Lizette. Mr. Henze is Adjutant of his Post, is an Odd Fellow and Turner and belongs to the Mutual Benefit Association.
From the Soldiers' Album of Personal Records
Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Provided by The Dodge/Jefferson Genealogical Society - Watertown, WI.
Children of CAROLINE NICOLAI and GEORGE HENZE are:
5. ii. WILLIAM CARL HEINRICK HENZE, b. October 14, 1868, Rio, Columbia Co., Wisconsin; d. November 11, 1934, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
iii. CAROLINE LOUISE LIZETTE HENZE, b. January 31, 1870, Watertown, Wisconsin; d. August 09, 1870, Watertown, Wisconsin.
6. iv. AUGUSTE LOUISE HENZE, b. September 11, 1871, Watertown, Wisconsin; d. April 01, 1936, Rockford, Illinois.
7. v. AMALIA LOUISE ANNA FRANKLINA HENZE, b. April 12, 1873, Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin; d. December 03, 1961.
8. vi. AUGUST HEINRICH CARL HENZE, b. December 22, 1874, Watertown, Wisconsin; d. January 16, 1947, Wood, Wisconsin - at a veteran's hospital.
9. vii. LIZETTE MARIE HENZE, b. January 30, 1877, Watertown, Wisconsin; d. November 12, 1957, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.
viii. DORETHEA HENZE, b. January 14, 1881, Watertown, Wisconsin; d. February 13, 1881, Watertown, Wisconsin.
ix. DOLLY RUTH HENZE, b. October 13, 1886, Watertown, Wisconsin; d. February 26, 1887, Watertown, Wisconsin.
3. HENRY ERNEST2 NICOLAI (FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born February 18, 1851 in Near Ehrfort, Germany, and died November 20, 1944 in Mukwonago, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. He married (1) ELVIE JANET STICKNEY February 19, 1878, daughter of JOSEPH STICKNEY and ACHSA HASELTINE. She was born February 19, 1860 in Vernon Township, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, and died August 02, 1920 in Big Bend, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. He married (2) MAY COLLINS Aft. August 06, 1920, daughter of W.D. COLLINS and MARY CASEY. She was born June 28, 1867 in Mukwonago, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, and died May 16, 1947 in Mukwonago, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Children of HENRY NICOLAI and ELVIE STICKNEY are:
ii. EMIL HENRY NICOLAI, b. August 21, 1880; d. October 21, 1882.
iii. NORINE E. NICOLAI, b. Abt. 1883; m. ? FERGUS.
10. iv. MAUD I. NICOLAI, b. Abt. 1885.
v. LAUREL LESLIE NICOLAI, b. 1888; d. 1916.
vi. FREDERICA AUGUST NICOLAI, b. 1891; d. 1891.
4. THEODORE W.2 NICOLAI (FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born in late of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, and died Abt. 1916 in Walla Walla, Washington. He married MINNA. She died Aft. 1916.
Children of THEODORE NICOLAI and MINNA are:
ii. ANN NICOLAI.
Generation No. 3
5. WILLIAM CARL HEINRICK3 HENZE (CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born October 14, 1868 in Rio, Columbia Co., Wisconsin, and died November 11, 1934 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. He married LENA GLASER 1891. She was born 1865, and died 1954.
Notes for WILLIAM CARL HEINRICK HENZE:
Source: Watertown Daily Times
Date of Publication: 11-12-1934
Headline: William C. Henze, Former Resident, Dies on Sunday
William C. Henze, former Watertown resident, died yesterday at the Municipal hospital in Waukesha. He was a resident of Big Bend. His health had been failing for some time.
He was born in Rio on October 14, 1868, a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Henze, and moved to Big Bend in 1897, where he conducted a general store. He was married to Miss Lena Glaser in 1891.
Surviving are his wife and one son, Irvin, of Big Bend. There are five grandchildren. Three sisters, Mrs. F.G. Keck, Mrs. B.A. Krueger of this city, Mrs. Arthur Roessler of Rockford, Ill, and two brothers August Henze of this city and George Henze of Fort Atkinson also survive. Mr. Henze was well known in his community and also had many friends here. For some years he conducted a school for turners.
The funeral is to be held at Big Bend Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Child of WILLIAM HENZE and LENA GLASER is:
6. AUGUSTE LOUISE3 HENZE (CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born September 11, 1871 in Watertown, Wisconsin, and died April 01, 1936 in Rockford, Illinois. She married ARTHUR ROESSLER. He was born October 30, and died March 1939 in Rockford, Illinois.
Notes for AUGUSTE LOUISE HENZE:
Source: Watertown Daily Times
Publication: April 9, 1936
Headline: Mrs. Roessler of Rockford Passes
The recent death in Rockford, Ill., of Mrs. Arthur Roessler, the former Augusta Henze of this city, was announced today. She was a sister of Mrs. F.G. Keck, Mrs. Ben Krueger and August Henze of this city and was well known in Watertown where she lived for many years and which she had frequently visited since moving from here. The funeral was held in Rockford.
Children of AUGUSTE HENZE and ARTHUR ROESSLER are:
ii. ANITA ROESSLER, b. September 10.
iii. HAZEL ROESSLER, b. September 26.
7. AMALIA LOUISE ANNA FRANKLINA3 HENZE (CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born April 12, 1873 in Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, and died December 03, 1961. She married FRED G. KECK February 22, 1892, son of JOHN KECK and ROSINA SEAGEL. He was born May 18, 1870 in Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, and died 1938 in Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin.
Notes for AMALIA LOUISE ANNA FRANKLINA HENZE:
Source: Watertown Daily Times
Date: December 9, 1961
Headline: Mrs. Keck, 88, Dies Sunday
Lifelong City Resident: Rites Here on Tuesday
Mrs. Amalie L. Keck, 88, widow of Fred G. Keck, died Sunday at the Jefferson hospital. Death was due to general infirmities. Her home here was at 1505 Main Street.
Mrs. Keck was a member of an old Watertown family and a life long resident here. She was born here April 12, 1873, her maiden name being Amalie Henze.
Mrs. Keck received her education in Watertown public schools and married the late Mr. Keck whose family was in the furniture business here. He continued the business which is still in operation and which is now over 100 years old. Mr. Keck died in 1939.
Surviving Mrs. Keck are three sons, George Fred Keck and William Keck, Chicago architects, and Ernest (Pete) Keck, head of an advertising and public relations agency, Oconomowoc. There are nine grandchildren as well as several great grandchildren.
Mrs. Keck was the last member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by a daughter, three sons, three brothers and two sisters.
Mrs. Keck was once active in the community but in recent years had lived more or less in retirement.
Funeral services will be held at the Pederson Funeral Home here at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Royal F. Shepard, Jr., of the First Congregational Church officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Friends may pay their respects at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today and also tomorrow prior to the service.
Children of AMALIA HENZE and FRED KECK are:
14. ii. WILLIAM F. KECK, b. December 01, 1908, Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin; d. May 25, 1995, Hyde Park, Pennsylvania.
iii. ALBERT KECK, b. November 07, 1902, Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin; d. February 1978, Berlin, Wisconsin.
iv. GEORGE FRED KECK, b. May 17, 1895, Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin; d. November 21, 1980; m. LUCILE LIEBERMAN, November 26, 1921; b. January 03, 1898; d. April 07, 1983.
15. v. ERNEST J. KECK, b. August 19, 1910; d. January 27, 1990, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.
vi. KARL KECK, d. 1922, Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin.
vii. META KECK.
8. AUGUST HEINRICH CARL3 HENZE (CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born December 22, 1874 in Watertown, Wisconsin, and died January 16, 1947 in Wood, Wisconsin - at a veteran's hospital. He married (1) LYDIA ULLRICH, daughter of LOUIS ULLRICH and ???. She was born December 27, 1880, and died July 23, 1903. He married (2) EMMA A. ULLRICH May 25, 1911 in Watertown, Wisconsin, daughter of LOUIS ULLRICH and ???. She was born September 13, 1886 in Watertown, Wisconsin, and died September 14, 1973 in Watertown, Wisconsin.
Notes for AUGUST HEINRICH CARL HENZE:
OBITUARY OF AUGUST HENZE WATERTOWN THURSDAY JAN. 16, 1947
'TINNIE' HENZE IS CLAIMED by DEATH
Spanish War Veteran; Funeral Service to be Held on Monday
August C. (Tinnie) Henze, widely known resident of Watertown, died at the veterans' hospital in Wood, Wis. yesterday afternoon after a brief illness. His home here was at 110 North Fifth street. Mr. Henze had a host of friends in Watertown. He was a man who was liked by all and who during his many active years here became exceptionally well known in the community.
He was born in Watertown on Dec. 22, 1874, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Henze and was a life long resident here. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American war.
He is survived by his wife and two sons, Roy and Kenneth Henze. There are two sisters, Mrs. Fred Keck, this city, and Mrs. B.A. Krueger, Stratford, Conn.
Mr. Henze was a member of the First Congregational church, the Watertown Turner society and the Robert G. Doolo camp, Spanish War Veterans, Fort Atkinson.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Schmutzler funeral home, the Rev. Harry E. Philo of the Congregational church officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home to pay their respects Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Monday up to the time of the service.
Notes for EMMA A. ULLRICH:
OBITUARY OF EMMA (ULLRICH) HENZE WATERTOWN, WISCONSIN 1973
Emma Henze, 87, of 412 Jones Street, passed away at her home Friday afternoon following an apparent heart attack.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Schmutzler Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Tully officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Friends and relatives may call to pay their respects at the funeral home from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday until the time of the service.
The former Emma Ullrich was born in Watertown Sept. 13, 1886, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ullrich. She was a life time resident of the Watertown area and on May 25, 1911, married August C. Henze. He preceded her in death in 1947.
Surviving are two sons, Roy of Two Harbors, Minn., Kenneth of Watertown, eight grandchildren and one brother, August A. Ullrich of Watertown. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ and the Clover Club of the church. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Turner Auxiliary.
Children of AUGUST HENZE and EMMA ULLRICH are:
17. ii. KENNETH HENZE, b. August 29, 1920; d. May 09, 1993, Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin.
9. LIZETTE MARIE3 HENZE (CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born January 30, 1877 in Watertown, Wisconsin, and died November 12, 1957 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. She married BERNHARD ALFRED KRUEGER April 15, 1894 in Watertown, Wisconsin, son of WILLIAM KRUEGER and HENRIETTE BUCHWALD. He was born November 25, 1874 in Watertown, Wisconsin, and died December 22, 1942 in Watertown, Wisconsin.
Notes for LIZETTE MARIE HENZE:
Source: Watertown Daily Times
Date: November 20, 1957
Headline: Mrs. Krueger Dies in Texas
Former Resident Was Sister of Mrs. Fred Keck
Mrs. B.A. Krueger, the former Lizette Henze, a sister of the late August Henze, has died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George G. Herrett at Dallas, Tex., according to a report received here today. She was at one time a resident of Watertown and had lived in Dallas for the past eight years.
Mrs. Krueger was 80 years of age. Funeral services were held at the Lamar and Smith Chapel in Dallas, the Rev. Arthur C. Swartz officiating. Burial was in Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Besides Mrs. Herrett, survivors include a grandson, Keith P. Jackson and two great grandchildren, Keith, Jr. and Linda Deane Jackson.
A sister, Mrs. Fred Keck, resides in Watertown.
Notes for BERNHARD ALFRED KRUEGER:
Source: Watertown Daily Times
Date: December 23, 1942
Headline: B.A. Krueger Is Taken by Death; Was Baker Here
Parents Operated Shop In Main Street; Funeral Planned Saturday
Bernard A. (Ben) Krueger, 915 Clyman street, died yesterday at his home from a heart attack. He was a member of an old Watertown family and was for many years a baker. His parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. William Krueger who operated Krueger's bakery located where the present East Side Bakery operates. He worked there many years, then went to Delafield where he was a baker at St. John's Military academy, later returning here to work for the Leopold bakery.
He was born here Nov. 25, 1874 and spent practically all his life in Watertown. He was married April 15, 1894 to Miss Lizette Henze. She survives as do two children, Mrs. George Herrett, West Haven, Conn., and Alfred Krueger, Hartford, Conn.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the family residence with burial in Oak Hill cemetery. The Rev. C.W. Pinkney of the First Congregational church will officiate.
Friends may call at the family home to pay their respects Friday afternoon and evening and Saturday up to the time of the funeral. The Schmutzler funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.
Children of LIZETTE HENZE and BERNHARD KRUEGER are:
19. ii. ALFRED GEORGE DEWEY KRUEGER, b. January 20, 1897, Watertown, Wisconsin; d. April 1978.
10. MAUD I.3 NICOLAI (HENRY ERNEST2, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born Abt. 1885. She married JOHN HEFFRON.
Child of MAUD NICOLAI and JOHN HEFFRON is:
11. LOUISE3 NICOLAI (THEODORE W.2, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born Abt. 1882, and died 1980. She married WILLIAM P. DEERING.
Children of LOUISE NICOLAI and WILLIAM DEERING are:
ii. ARLYNE DEERING.
iii. MARJORIE DEERING.
Generation No. 4
12. IRVIN W.4 HENZE (WILLIAM CARL HEINRICK3, CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born July 13, 1892, and died November 1976. He married ESTHER L.. She was born March 17, 1899, and died January 1987.
Children of IRVIN HENZE and ESTHER L. are:
ii. #2 HENZE.
iii. #3 HENZE.
iv. #4 HENZE.
v. #5 HENZE.
13. JOHN WILLIAM4 KECK (AMALIA LOUISE ANNA FRANKLINA3 HENZE, CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born February 09, 1897, and died March 29, 1954 in Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. He married HELEN ROCK August 03, 1925 in Superior, Wisconsin. She was born September 30, 1898, and died November 29, 1981.
Children of JOHN KECK and HELEN ROCK are:
ii. BARBARA HENECY KECK, b. May 01, 1931; d. October 01, 1967; m. ? ERICKSON.
iii. JAMES FREDERICK KECK, b. Of Beaver Lake, Wisconsin.
iv. VIRGINIA WILLIAMS KECK, m. MEL CULP; b. Of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
14. WILLIAM F.4 KECK (AMALIA LOUISE ANNA FRANKLINA3 HENZE, CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born December 01, 1908 in Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, and died May 25, 1995 in Hyde Park, Pennsylvania. He married STELLA. She was born December 10, 1907, and died March 1972.
Notes for WILLIAM F. KECK:
OBIT. FROM ANCESTRY.COM
Headline: WILLIAM KECK Architect, co-creator of solar-heated house
Publication Date: May 29, 1995
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Obituary: William Keck, 86, a prominent Chicago architect for more than 60 years who created with his late brother, George, the first solar-heated home in America, died in his home Thursday.
The pair designed more than 800 buildings ranging from the "House of Tomorrow" at the 1933 A Century of Progress World's Fair to Prairie Courts, a CHA housing project.
William Keck died in a landmark house built by him and his brother in Hyde Park in 1937.
In 1980 the University of Illinois awarded the two brothers its first Illinois Medal in Architecture, given in recognition of "a lifetime of professional dedication and excellence."
William Keck was born in Watertown, Wis., where his grandfather had established a business making furniture. It was there the brothers developed a philosophy that Mr. Keck described in a 1987 article: "There's nothing wrong with looking at history and taking the best of it and applying it to the future."
He and his brother developed the "House of Tomorrow" for the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. It looked in some ways more like a small airport terminal than a traditional house. For the second year of the fair, they designed a "Crystal House," with glass load-bearing walls and a pioneer use of air conditioning.
During the construction of the House of Tomorrow and despite the fact that it was winter, they found men working in their shirtsleeves because of the heat captured by the windows.
Not finding any research on the use of the sun's energy to heat buildings, they nevertheless developed the concept of a solar house. The first one, the Wilde residence in Watertown, Wis., was followed by a more publicized one built in Glenview in 1940 and opened to the public at 10 cents a visitor.
The Kecks' approach was passive solar energy, in that it did not use collectors, but rather windows facing south with overhangs to protect them. The house's furnace was not needed during the day, even in the winter.
Of the structure, Mr. Keck said, "Intelligent people liked the house very much. People who wanted French provincial didn't."
Speaking in 1979 of the contributions by the firm, the chairman of the National Passive Solar Energy Conference said: "Keck and Keck was the first architectural office to demonstrate professionally the aesthetic potential of passive solar architecture."
Their firm designed 300 solar homes throughout the Chicago area, Wisconsin and Michigan. They also created prefabricated houses that could be erected in three days. Mr. Keck lectured extensively in recent years on solar construction.
Child of WILLIAM KECK and STELLA is:
15. ERNEST J.4 KECK (AMALIA LOUISE ANNA FRANKLINA3 HENZE, CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born August 19, 1910, and died January 27, 1990 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He married CATHERINE ANN WRIGHT December 16, 1933 in West Allis, Wisconsin. She died September 11, 1968.
Children of ERNEST KECK and CATHERINE WRIGHT are:
ii. ROBERT KECK, m. CAROL.
iii. RICHARD KECK, m. CINDI.
iv. KAREN KECK, m. CHARLES SWANDER; b. Of Knoxville, Tennessee.
16. ROY ORRIN4 HENZE (AUGUST HEINRICH CARL3, CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born March 30, 1918, and died August 22, 1991. He married GLADYS IRENE ANDERSON February 07, 1948 in Two Harbors, Minnesota at Emmanual Lutheran Church, daughter of SELMA E.. She was born June 08, 1923, and died September 12, 1997.
Notes for ROY ORRIN HENZE:
Source: Publication Unknown
Headline: Roy O. Henze
TWO HARBORS, Minn. --- Word has been received of the death of Roy O. Henze, 71, of Two Harbors, Minn., a former Watertown, Wis. resident, who died Aug. 21, 1991 at his home.
Funeral services were held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Two Harbors. Burial with military honors was in Lakeview Cemetery, Two Harbors. The Cavallin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Henze was born March 30, 1920 in Watertown, son of Emma and August Henze. He was a 1938 graduate of Watertown High School. Henze sailed on the Great Lakes for the Pittsburgh Steamship Company of U.S. Steel's Great Lakes Fleet from 1940 until retiring as captain in 1980. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. Henze had lived in Two Harbors since 1948. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Lions Club and Loyal Order of Moose, all of Two Harbors, American Legion Post No. 189 of Watertown, and International Shipmasters Association.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys; two sons, John and Karl, both of Two Harbors; a daughter, Patrice of Two Harbors; and a brother, Kenneth of Watertown.
Children of ROY HENZE and GLADYS ANDERSON are:
ii. KARL EDWARD HENZE, b. July 02, 1959, Two Harbors, Minnesota.
iii. JOHN HENZE, b. August 26, 1948.
17. KENNETH4 HENZE (AUGUST HEINRICH CARL3, CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born August 29, 1920, and died May 09, 1993 in Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. He married EUNICE R. MILLER. She was born December 01, 1925.
Children of KENNETH HENZE and EUNICE MILLER are:
ii. JIM HENZE.
iii. TOM HENZE.
iv. CONNIE , Foster child.
v. KENNETH JR. HENZE.
18. BERNICE AMALIA MARTHA4 KRUEGER (LIZETTE MARIE3 HENZE, CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born August 29, 1895 in Watertown, Wisconsin, and died April 13, 1985 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. She married (1) CORLINE JACKSON December 09, 1919 in Waukegan, Illinois, son of CORLINE JACKSON and HESTER. He was born April 03, 1882 in St. Regis or Watertown, New York, and died Unknown in Unknown. She married (2) GEORGE GUSTAV HERRETT November 19, 1931 in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, son of FRANK HERRETT and EMMA BEHNKE. He was born August 27, 1893 in Wonewoc, Wisconsin, and died March 06, 1980 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.
Notes for CORLINE JACKSON:
Children of BERNICE KRUEGER and CORLINE JACKSON are:
ii. DEANE EVANS JACKSON, b. March 03, 1922; d. March 31, 1945, Braunschweig, Germany.
Notes for DEANE EVANS JACKSON:
Pilot during WWII flying missions over Europe for the U.S.Army Air Corps. He was flying a mission out of Belgium to Germany and was shot down over Braunschweig, Germany on March 31, 1945.
19. ALFRED GEORGE DEWEY4 KRUEGER (LIZETTE MARIE3 HENZE, CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born January 20, 1897 in Watertown, Wisconsin, and died April 1978. He married (1) ELIANE MERIC. She was born January 28, 1897 in France. He married (2) MONETTE Bef. 1929.
Children of ALFRED KRUEGER and ELIANE MERIC are:
ii. HUEGNETTE KRUEGER, b. March 02, 1924, France.
Child of ALFRED KRUEGER and MONETTE is:
Generation No. 5
20. KEITH PRENTISS5 JACKSON (BERNICE AMALIA MARTHA4 KRUEGER, LIZETTE MARIE3 HENZE, CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born July 25, 1920 in Watertown, Wisconsin, and died December 1977 in Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas. He married KATHLEEN GRACE LYNCH 1942 in Miami, Dade County, Florida, daughter of JESSE LYNCH and THELMA WHITE. She was born June 18, 1919 in Hartford, Connecticut.
Children of KEITH JACKSON and KATHLEEN LYNCH are:
23. ii. LINDA DEANE KLEIN, b. May 15, 1946, Hartford, Connecticut.
21. GEORGE WILLIAM5 KRUEGER (ALFRED GEORGE DEWEY4, LIZETTE MARIE3 HENZE, CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born March 07, 1929. He married MAUREEN KEEFE.
Children of GEORGE KRUEGER and MAUREEN KEEFE are:
ii. BRYAN KRUEGER, b. 1957.
iii. KRISTINE KRUEGER, b. Aft. 1957.
iv. ERYN KRUEGER, b. Aft. 1957.
Generation No. 6
22. KEITH PRENTISS6 KLEIN (KEITH PRENTISS5 JACKSON, BERNICE AMALIA MARTHA4 KRUEGER, LIZETTE MARIE3 HENZE, CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born August 10, 1943 in Trenton, New Jersey. He married SCHERRI MAXINE BLYTHE April 30, 1977 in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, daughter of ORVILLE BLYTHE.
Child of KEITH KLEIN and SCHERRI BLYTHE is:
23. LINDA DEANE6 KLEIN (KEITH PRENTISS5 JACKSON, BERNICE AMALIA MARTHA4 KRUEGER, LIZETTE MARIE3 HENZE, CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born May 15, 1946 in Hartford, Connecticut. She married (1) LON LEE HUBBARD 1968 in Key West, Florida. She married (2) RICHARD DEAN PINGEL June 17, 1971 in Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado, son of EARL PINGEL and HAZEL DEAN. He was born April 06, 1945 in Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado.
Child of LINDA KLEIN and RICHARD PINGEL is:
Generation No. 7
24. KRISTI MICHELLE7 KLEIN (KEITH PRENTISS6, KEITH PRENTISS5 JACKSON, BERNICE AMALIA MARTHA4 KRUEGER, LIZETTE MARIE3 HENZE, CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born August 05, 1980. She married JEREMY VICARIO.
25. AMY ANN7 PINGEL (LINDA DEANE6 KLEIN, KEITH PRENTISS5 JACKSON, BERNICE AMALIA MARTHA4 KRUEGER, LIZETTE MARIE3 HENZE, CAROLINE WILHELMINE AMALIA2 NICOLAI, FREDERICK AUGUST1) was born April 16, 1973 in Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado. She married HUMBLE ARTHUR MEISTER III, son of HUMBLE MEISTER and MARTHA SETTLES. He was born March 31, 1973 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.
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