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Anthony "Anton" Kuen was born February 5, 1862, in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI, and died November 18, 1944, in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI, at age 82. Buried in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Brownsville, Dodge Co., WI. He is the son of Franz Xaver "Frank" Kuen of Versburg, Kingdom Bayern (Bavaria) Germany, and Helena Catharina "Katherine" Mayer of Markgroeningen, Baden-Wuerttrnberg, Germany.

Edith May Abbey was born August 10, 1874, in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI, and died March 21, 1951, in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI, at age 76. Buried in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Brownsville, Dodge Co., WI. She is the daughter of Wellington Abbey of Clarke Twp., Newcastle Dist., Durham Co., Canada West, and Laura Estella Watrous of Genesee Junction, Monroe Co., NY.

Anthony "Anton" Kuen and Edith May Abbey were married November 16, 1891, in Byron, Fond du Lac Co., WI.

Anthony "Anton" Kuen and Edith May (Abbey) Kuen had four children:

  1. Ezra Edwin (born Wellington) Kuen: Born March 22, 1893, in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI; Died April 17, 1938, in Brownsville, Dodge Co., WI. (age 45). Buried in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Brownsville, Dodge Co., WI. Married about 1914 in Wisconsin, to Elsie F. Unknown: Born 1893 in Wisconsin; Died September 1, 1960, in Waupun, Dodge Co., WI (age 66). Buried in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Brownsville, Dodge Co., WI.
  2. Lester Milton Kuen: Born September 16, 1896, in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI; Died November 2, 1938, in Brownsville, Dodge Co., WI (age 42). Buried in St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Brownsville, Dodge Co., WI. Married 1930 -  1934 in Wisconsin to Leona M. Schroeder: Born January 2, 1908, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI; Died December 1, 1978, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 70). She was a widow living in Fond du Lac, WI, in 1942 and 1946 and 1948. Son, Dale L. Kuen: Born April 9, 1936, in Wisconsin. Married Saturday, May 14, 1955, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI, to Patricia H. Braun: Born May 30, 1936, in Unknown. Leona M. (Schroeder) Kuen then married February 19, 1949, in Fond du Lac, WI, to Harold L. Heuer: Born June 9, 1913, in Unknown; Died July 22, 1999, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 86).
  3. Lenora "Lenore" Kuen: Born about 1902 in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI; Died after 1926 in Unknown. she was living in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, in 1926, and working as a Maid.
  4. Eunice Kuen: Born July 13, 1908, in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI; Died October 14, 1978, in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI (age 70). Married June 15, 1929, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Brownsville, WI, to Melvin L. Ernst: Born October 26, 1905, in Oconto Falls, WI; Died June 22, 1977, in St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac, WI (age 71). Eunice was living in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, in 1926, and again in 1928. Eunice was living in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, in 1930, and was a Machine Operator.



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Brownsville was founded around 1878. It originally had a factory at the corner of West Avenue and Main Street where Michels Corporation exists today. The village originally had a railroad running through it and a station name Thetis Station. A church was located next to the cemetery.

Anthony Kuen, a prosperous farmer who resides in Thetis, about two and one-half miles from the Abbey home in Byron.


Franz Xaver "Frank" Kuen, perhaps an 1895 photo for his passport application.


Franz Xaver "Frank" Kuen became a Naturalized U. S. Citizen on September 24, 1895.


Franz Xaver "Frank" Kuen applied for a passport on September 25, 1895.


   

Anthony "Anton" Kuen and Edith May (Abbey) Kuen are buried in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Brownsville, Dodge Co., WI.


The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 17, 1860, shows Francis Coon (age 30) born in Baden, and with real estate worth $400 and personal estate worth $100 is a Farmer, and is living in Eden Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is Catherine Coon (age 32) born in Baden. Also living there are three children, all born in Wisconsin: Francis Coon (age 3); Charles Coon (age 2); and Hellen Coon (age 6/12). Jacob Meyer and Catherine Meyer also live there.

Anthony "Anton" Kuen was born February 5, 1862, in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 16, 1870, shows Francis Excon (age 40) born in Bavaria, and with real estate worth $4,000 and personal estate worth $1,300 is a Farmer, and is living in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him is Catharine Excon (age 40) born in Bavaria, who is Keeping House. Also living there are six children, all born in Wisconsin: Frank Excon (age 13); Charles Excon (age 12); Helen Excon (age 10); Antona Excon (age 8); Caroline Excon (age 8); and Henry Etta Excon (age 5). A Farm Laborer and a Housekeeper also live there.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 6, 1870, shows Wellington Aby (age 29) born in Canada West, and with real estate worth $4,000 and personal property worth $700 is a Farmer, and is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is Laura Estelle Aby (age 24) born in New York, a House Keeper. Also living there are: George Aby (age 1) born in Wisconsin; and Orrin Aby (age 23) born in Canada West, a Farm Laborer.

Edith May Abbey was born August 10, 1874, in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 12, 1880, shows F. Haver Kuen (age 50) born in Bavaria to Bavarian-born parents is a Farmer, and is living in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Katherine Kuen (age 52) born in Wustenberg to Wurstenberg-born parents. Also living there are his four children, all born in Wisconsin to Bavarian and Wurstenberg-born parents and Working at Home: Franz Kuen (age 23); Charles Kuen (age 22); Anton Kuen (age 18); and Caroline Kuen (age 18). A Laborer also lives there.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1880, shows Wellington Abbey (age 40) born in Canada is a farmer living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him are his wife, Laura Abbey (age 34) born in New York, and their children George Abbey (age 11), Bert Abbey (age 7), and Edith Abbey (age 5). The children were born in Wisconsin. Two servants were also living in the household.

The 1890 Veterans Schedule shows Wellington Abbey is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac. Co., WI.

Anthony "Anton" Kuen and Edith May Abbey were married November 16, 1891, in Byron, Fond du Lac Co., WI.

The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895, shows Anton Kuehn is the Head of Household, and is living in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI. There are a total of 3 Males and 1 Female living there. Living nearby are the households of Franz X. Kuen, Charles Kuen, and Geo. Bastian.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 19, 1900, shows Anton Kuehn (age 30) born February, 1862, in Wisconsin to German-born parents, is Farming his own Farm, and is living in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of eight years, Edith Kuehn (age 25) born August, 1874, in Wisconsin to English Canadian and New York-born parents, with both of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his children, both in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: his son, Ezra Kuehn (age 7) born March, 1893; and his son, Lester Kuehn (age 4) born September, 1895. A an unmarried Servant Farm Laborer also lives in the household.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Antony Kuehn (age 43) born in Wisconsin to German-born parents is a Farmer owning his own farm free of a mortgage and living in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Edith Kuehn (age 32) born in Wisconsin to Canadian-born parents. Also living there are his three children, All born in Wisconsin to United States-born parents: Ezzra Kuehn (age 12); Lester Kuehn (age 8); and Leona Kuen (age 3).

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 5, 1910, shows Anthony Kuen (age 48) born in Wisconsin to German-born parents is farming his own farm and living in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Edith Kuen (age 36) born in Wisconsin to Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents. They have been married for 18 years, and all four of the children born to Edith are alive, all unmarried and born in Wisconsin: Ezra Kuen (age 17) a farm laborer; Lester Kuen (age 13); Lenora Kuen (age 7); and Eunice Kuen (age 1). A hired man also lives there.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 8, 1920, shows Anthon Kuen (age 57) born in Wisconsin to German-born parents is farming his own farm and living in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Edith Kuen (age 45) born in Wisconsin to Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents. Three of their children are living at home, all unmarried and born in Wisconsin: Lester Kuen (age 23) a farm laborer born in Wisconsin; Lenora Kuen (age 17); and Eunice Kuen (age 11). Also living there is a granddaughter: Bernice (Unknown) (age 1-6/12) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents. Their son Ezra Kuen and family rent a nearby farm.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 8, 1920, shows Ezra Kuen (age 26) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents is a married Farmer of his Own Farm, who is renting his farm, and is living in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Elsie Kuen (age 26) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents. Also living there are: his daughter, Sylvia Kuen (age 4-1/12) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents; his son, Raymond Kuen (age 2-7/12) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents; and an unmarried Boarder, Ernest Lentz (age 32) born in Wisconsin to German-born parents, who is a Laborer who is Working Out.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 28, 1930, shows Anton Kuen (age 68) born in Wisconsin to German-born parents and first married at age 29 is Farming Farmer who owns his farm and is living in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Edith M. Kuen (age 53) born in Wisconsin to Canadian and New York-born parents and first married at age 17. An unmarried son, Lester M. Kuen (age 33) a farm laborer born in Wisconsin and an unmarried daughter, Bernice M. Kuen (age 11) are also at home. An unmarried hired farm laborer, Walter Tesch (age 19) born in Wisconsin is also in the home. The George Bastian family lives on the adjacent farm.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 12, 1930, shows Ezra E. Kuen (age 38) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents, and first married at age 21, is a married Truck Driver for Road Construction, and who owns his home worth $3,500 and is living in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Elsie F. Kuen (age 36) born in Wisconsin to Czechoslavokan-born parents. Also living there are: his daughter, Sylvia M. Kuen (age14) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents; his son, Raymond Kuen (age 12) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents; and an unmarried Boarder, Ernst R. Lentz (age 43) born in Wisconsin to German-born parents, who is a Laborer of Odd Jobs.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 15, 1940, shows Anton Kuen (age 78) born in Wisconsin and 5 years ago was living in the Same House and with 8 years of School is farming his own farm worth $2,000 and is living in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Edith Kuen (age 64) born in Wisconsin and 5 years ago was living in the Same House and with 7 years of School.  An unmarried Hired Hand also lives in the household.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 3, 1940, shows William H. Schroeder (age 41) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 8 years of School, is an unmarried Sheet Metal Worker for a Refrigerator Manufacturer, and who owns his home worth $2,500 and is living at 475 Kaye Street, 16th Ward, City of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him are: his widowed sister, Leona L. Kuen (age 32) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in Dodge Co., WI, and with 1 year of High School; and his nephew, Dale L. Kuen (age 3) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in Dodge Co., WI.

Anthony Kuen died November 18, 1944, in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI, at age 82.

Edith May (Abbey) Kuen died March 21, 1951, in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI, at age 76.

Ezra Edwin Kuen died April 17, 1938, in Wisconsin at age 45.


Ezra Edwin Kuen is buried in St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Brownsville, Dodge Co., WI.


Elsie F. (Unknown) Kuen died September 1, 1960, in Waupun, Dodge Co., WI, at age 66.


Elsie F. (Unknown) Kuen is buried in St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Brownsville, Dodge Co., WI.


Juyne E. (Palmer) Kuen died April 2, 1971, at Saint Agnes Hospital,  Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI, at age 55. She was born February 3, 1916, in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, to Mr. and Mrs. John Palmer. She married Raymond A. Kuen May 19, 1960.


Juyne E. (Unknown) Kuen is buried in St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Brownsville, Dodge Co., WI.


Raymond A. Kuen died June 19, 1971, in the back yard of his residence, Brownsville, Dodge Co., WI, at age 54.


Raymond A. Kuen is buried in St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Brownsville, Dodge Co., WI.


Lester Milton Kuen died November 2, 1938, in Brownsville, Dodge Co., WI, at age 42.


Lester Milton Kuen is buried in St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Brownsville, Dodge Co., WI.