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George Washington Shorey was born March 14, 1840, in Burlington, Penabscot Co., ME, and died in a logging accident November 11, 1892, in Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI, at age 52. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI. He is the son of Nathaniel Nathan Shorey of Vermont, and Elizabeth Hurd of Burlington, Penabscot Co., ME.

Rachel Marion Smith was born April 10, 1840, in Hanover, PA, and died December 15, 1878, in Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI, at age 38. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co., WI. She is the daughter of Abraham Dubois Smith of New York, and Polly A. Bennett of Pennsylvania.

George Washington Shorey and Rachel Marion Smith were married May, 1875, in Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI.

George Washington Shorey and Rachel Marion (Smith) Shorey had one child:

  1. Charles Henry Shorey: Born May 15, 1874, in Centralia, Grand Rapids Twp., Wood Co., WI; Died November 11, 1936, in Rothschild, Marathon Co., WI (age 62). Buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, Marathon Co., WI. Married May 1, 1899, in the Village of Sherry, Wood Co., WI, to Anita Maude "Neta" Shidell: Born June 18, 1879, in Oakfield Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI; Died May 26, 1949 in Wausau, Marathon Co., WI (age 69). Buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, Marathon Co., WI.

After Rachel Marion (Smith) Shorey died, George Washington Shorey married Maria Sanderson.

Maria Sanderson was born March, 1862, in English Canada, and died June 13, 1913, in Multnomah Co., OR, at age 51. Buried in Lincoln Memorial Park (Mount Scott Park Cemetery), Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. She is the daughter of Joseph Sanderson and Unknown.

George Washington Shorey and Maria Sanderson were married November 27, 1884, in Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI.

George Washington Shorey and Maria (Sanderson) Shorey had four children:

  1. Elizabeth Margaret Shorey: Born October 29, 1885, in Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI; Died November 9, 1953, in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR (age 68). Buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. Married to James Garfield McVey: Born January 30, 1882, in Fountain Prairie Twp., Pipestone Co., MN; Died December 27, 1940, in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR (age 58). Buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.
  2. Alice Agnes Shorey: Born June 3, 1887, in Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI; Died June, 1948, in Oregon (age 60).
  3. Lillian Mae Shorey: Born June 28 1889, in Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI; Died July 26, 1974, in Multnomah Co., OR (age 85). Buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, The Dalles, Wasco Co., OR. Married January 23, 1910, at 843 Yale Street, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, to Clarence Harvey Ferris: Born September 6, 1887, in Hermick, IA; Died December 26, 1943, in Marion Co., OR (age 55).  Buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, The Dalles, Wasco Co., OR. Their son: Roy Shorey Ferris.
  4. Mary Gertrude Shorey: Born July 1, 1891, in Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI; Died June 8, 1975, in Multnomah Co., OR (age 83). Married November 30, 1911, in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, to Byron Lee Caldwell: Born February 28, 1886, in Washington; Died October 21, 1969, in Multnomah Co., OR (age 83).

After George Washington Shorey died, Maria (Sanderson) Shorey married Frederick Berry "Fred" Carter.

Fredrick Berry "Fred" Carter was born December, 1857, in Ohio, and died March 5, 1956, in Unatilla Co., OR, at age 98. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Gates, Linn Co., OR. He is the son of Otis Goodman Carter of Becket, Berkshire Co., MA, and Julia Berry of Fredonia, Chautauqua, NY.

Frederick Berry "Fred" Carter and Maria (Sanderson) Shorey were married January 26, 1898, in the parsonage of the M. E. Church, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI.

Frederick Berry "Fred" Carter and Maria (Sanderson) (Shorey) Carter had one child:

  1. Robert Joseph Carter: Born March 10, 1898, in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI; Died June 13, 1969, in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR (age 71). Buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

After Maria (Sanderson) (Shorey) Carter died, Frederick Berry "Fred" Carter married Ella Mariah (Baskin) Unknown.

Ellen Mariah Baskin was born august 24, 1871, in Michigan, and died July 3, 1949, at Lovestran Nursing Home, Mill City, Linn Co., OR, at about age 78. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Gates, Linn Co., OR. She is the daughter of Unknown Baskin of Pennsylvania, and Unknown Hepenstall of Michigan.

Ellen Mariah Baskin was first married to Unknown.

Unknown was born Unknown and died Unknown.

Unknown and Ellen Mariah (Baskin) Unknown were married about 1890 in Unknown.

Frederick Berry "Fred" Carter and Ellen Mariah (Baskin) Unknown were married about 1915 in Oregon.

Frederick Berry "Fred" Carter and Ellen Mariah (Baskin) (Unknown) Carter had three children:

  1. Albert Eugene Carter: Born about 1906 in Oregon; Died June 8, 1923, in Linn Co., OR (about age 17).
  2. Elma B. Carter: Born about 1909 in Oregon; Died Unknown.
  3. Edwin Fredrick Carter: Born January 17, 1916, in Mill City, Linn Co., OR; Died Unknown. Married September 14, 1940, to Marion Dorothy Reller: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.



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George Washington Shorey and Maria (Sanderson) Shorey

George Washington Shorey was born March 14, 1840, in Burlington, Penabscot Co., ME.

Rachel Marion Smith was born April 10, 1840, in Hanover, PA.

Frederick B. Carter was born December 1857 in Ohio.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 9, 1870, shows Otis G. Carter (age 58) born in Massachusetts with real estate of $3,000 and personal estate of $4,000 is a Silversmith living in the Village of Norwalk, Huron Co., OH. Living with him is Julia Carter (age 56) born in New York, who is Keeping House. Also living there are five Carters: Augusta Carter (age 36) born in Ohio; Otis G. Carter, Jr. (age 19) born in Ohio; Lucy J. Carter (age 17) born in Ohio; Frederick B. Carter (age 14) born in Ohio; and Nellie Carter (age 11) born in Wisconsin.

Ellen M. Unknown was born about 1871 in Michigan.

George and Rachel were married May 1875 in Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI.

Rachel Marion (Smith) Shorey died December 15, 1878, in Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI.


Grand Rapids Tribune, December 28, 1878

Mrs. Geo. Shorey died in Centralia on Sunday night, and was assigned to the tomb on Monday. She was a very estimable lady.


The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 8, 1880, shows Charles Shorey (age 6) born in Wisconsin to Maine and Wisconsin-born parents is a Boarder living in the Ely Taylor household in Sigel Twp., Wood Co., WI.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 3, 1880, shows Adam Shidell (age 37) born in Germany of German-born parents is an employee in a sash factory living on Brooke Street in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Lucinda Shidell (age 31) born in Canada to Canadian and English-born parents. Also there are their children: Emma Shidell (age 13); William Shidell (age 11); John Shidell (age 9); Wallace Shidell (age 3); and Nita Shidell (age 11/12 July). All children were born in Wisconsin.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 1880, shows Otis G. Carter (age 69) born in Massachusetts to Massachusetts-born parents is a Jeweler living on Main Street, 2nd Ward, City of Norwalk, Huron Co., OH. Living with him is his wife, Julia B. Carter (age 65) born in New York to Massachusetts-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there are his three unmarried daughters, all born to Massachusetts and New York-born parents: Gusta J. Carter (age 40) born in Ohio; Lucy Carter (age 27) born in Ohio; and Nellie Carter (age 21) born in Wisconsin.

After Rachel died, George married Maria Sanderson.

George and Maria were married November 27, 1884, in Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI.

George Washington Shorey died November 11, 1892, in Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI at age 52.


Wood County Reporter, November 17, 1892

After an illness of four weeks, Mr. Geo. Shorey was obliged to give up to the ravages of a disease which was rapidly curtailing his existence. He died at his  residence in this city Friday morning from spinal trouble. It appears that he had gone into the woods for Mr. John Farrish and soon thereafter was taken sick. He remained in camp two weeks, but did not improve and finally came home. Dr. Hougen was called and notified him that he was suffering from a serious spinal trouble. Dr. Robinson, of Chicago was sent for, their old family physician who agreed with the attending physician. Everything was done for him known to human skill. Mr. Shorey was born in Burlington, Maine, March 14, 1840. He came west with his parents when he was only 10 years old. They settled in what is now know as Adams County. Ever since he reached the age of manhood, he has followed logging. A better posted man in this vocation was impossible to find. He had made it his life work. He was married to his present wife in 1884 from which union four children were born. He also leaves one son from his first marriage. The funeral service took place at the M. E. Church Sunday afternoon, Rev. Churm officiating. The wife and five children have the sympathy of the community in their loss of husband and father.         


The Centralia Enterprise & Tribune, Centralia, WI, November 19, 1892

Mr. Sam Shorey came down from North Dakota to attend the funeral of his brother George last Sunday. The two brothers had not met for 10 years.


The Centralia Enterprise and Tribune, Centralia, WI, Saturday, January 14, 1893

Centralia and Grand Rapids.

MR. FRED CARTER, WATCH MAKER AT F. P. DALY'S, IS ONE OF THE BEST WORKMEN IN THE STATE.


The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895, shows Mrs. Maria Shorey is the Head of Household and is living in the City of Grand Rapids, Wood Co., WI. The are a total of 2 Males and 5 Females living in the household, of which 4 were born in the United States and 3 were born in British America.


The Centralia Enterprise & Tribune, Centralia, WI, March 27, 1897

Mrs. Shorey and family have again become residents of Grand Rapids, having come down from the farm in the town of Sherry last Thursday and taken up their abode in the old homestead on Oak street.


The Centralia Enterprise and Tribune, Centralia, WI, December 12, 1897

Mr. Fred Carter has sold his stock of confectionery to Will Gross, packed up his Jeweler's kit and gone out of business. After spending a few days visiting among friends, he will seek green fields and pastures anew.


After George died, Maria (Sanderson) Shorey married Frederick B. Carter.

Frederick Berry "Fred" Carter and Maria (Sanderson) Shorey were married January 26, 1898, in the parsonage of the M. E. Church, Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI.


The Centralia Enterprise and Tribune, Centralia, WI, Friday, January 29, 1898

Married Wednesday Afternoon

Fred Berry Carter and Mrs. Marie Shorey, both of Centralia, were married by Rev. J. A. Tippett, at the M. E. parsonage, this afternoon. The groom is a prominent jeweler of our sister city down the river, and both are prominent in society there. They leave for Sherry, this evening, to visit among friends. - Stevens Point Gazette.


The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1900, shows Charles Shorey (age 25) born May 1875 in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents is a Day Laborer living in Milladore Twp., Wood Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of one year, Neta Shorey (age 20) born June 1879 in Wisconsin to French and Canadian-born parents, with the one child still living, born in Wisconsin: Adam G. Shorey (age 1) born April 1900.  Neta's niece, Viola Abbey (age 18) born January 1882 in Wisconsin to Canadian and Wisconsin-born parents is a visitor. Within two years Viola would be married to a neighbor, Harrison Armstrong.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 5, 1900, shows Fred B. Carter (age 42) born December 1857 in Ohio to Ohio-born parents is a Farmer owning his own farm with a mortgage and is living in Sherry Twp., Wood Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of two years, Maria Carter (age 38) born March, 1862, in English Canada to Irish and Scottish-born parents, with all 5 of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his five children, all born in Wisconsin to Ohio and Canadian-born parents: Elizabeth M. Carter (age 14) born October 1886; Alice A. Carter (age 12) born June 1888; Lilla N. Carter (age 9) born June 1890; Mary G. Carter (age 7) born July 1892; and Robert J. Carter (age 2) born March 1898.


The Grand Rapids Tribune, Grand Rapids, WI, August 6, 1902

RUDOLPH

Mrs. Maria Carter has purchased the eighty acre farm of Fred Hecox. Oliver Akey made the sale. Mr. Hecox will make his future home near Abranium, Washington.


The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Charles H. Shorery (age 31) born in Wisconsin to Maine and Wisconsin-born parents is a Stock Manager renting his home in Weston Twp., Marathon Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Neta M. Shorery (age 26) born in Wisconsin to French and Canadian-born parents. Also living there are his three children, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Adam G. Shorery (age 5); Charles Shorery (age 3); and Ralph C. Shorery (age 1). Also living there are two boarders, including Isaac Abby (age 55) born in Canada to English-born parents.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 30, 1910, shows Charles Shorey (age 35) born in Wisconsin to Maine and Wisconsin-born parents is a farm manager of a lumber yard living in Weston Twp., Marathon Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of eleven years, Nita Shorey (age 30) born in Wisconsin to French and Canadian-born parents, with all five of her children still living, all born in Wisconsin. The children were: Adam G. Shorey (age 10); Carl W. Shorey (age 8); Ralph C. Shorey (age 5); Ester A. Shorey (age 4); and Ethel A. Shorey (age 11/12).

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 25, 1910, shows Fred B. Carter (age 54) born in Ohio to New York-born parents and in his first marriage is a Grader in a Saw Mill owning his own home free of a mortgage and is living in the 10th Ward, City of Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. Living with him is his wife of 14 years, Maria Carter (age 47) born in English Canada to Irish and Scottish-born parents and in her second marriage, with all 5 of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his two step-daughters and one son, all unmarried and born in Wisconsin: Alice A. Shorey (age 22) born to Main and English Canadian-born parents, a Coller Girl at a Laundry; Mary G. Shorey (age 18) born to Main and English Canadian-born parents, a Coller Girl at a Laundry; and Robert J. Carter (age 12), born to Ohio and English Canadian-born parents. An unmarried Lodger also lives in the household.

Maria (Sanderson) (Shorey) Carter died June 13, 1913, in Multnomah Co., OR, at age 51. Buried in Lincoln Memorial Park (Mount Scott Park Cemetery), Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.


The Oregonian, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, Sunday, June 15, 1913

FUNERAL NOTICES.

CARTER - The funeral of the late Maria S. Carter will be held from the family residence, Lents, Or., at 2:30 P. M. today. Interment Mount Scott Park Cemetery.


After Maria died, Fred married Ella (Unknown) Unknown.

Fred and Ella were married about 1915 in Oregon.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 7, 1920, shows Charles Shorey (age 45) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin and Maine-born parents is living in Weston Twp., Marathon Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Neta Shorey (age 40) born in Wisconsin to French and Canadian-born parents, with six of their children still living at home, all born in Wisconsin. The children were: Charles Shorey (age 17); Ralph Shorey (age 15); Ester Shorey (age 13); and Ethel Shorey (age 10); Fredrick Shorey (age 4); and Robert Shorey (age 2).

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 9, 1920, shows Frederick Carter (age 56) born in Ohio to Pennsylvania and English-born parents is a Lumber Camp Woodchopper owning his own home with a mortgage and living in Mill City Pct., Linn Co., OR. Living with him is his wife, Ellen M. Carter (age 49) born in Michigan to Michigan-born parents. Also living there is his three children, all born in Oregon to Ohio and Michigan-born parents: Eugene A. Carter (age 13); Elma B. Carter (age 10); and Edwin F. Carter (age 3-11/12).

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 11, 1930, shows Charles H. Shorey, Sr. (age 56) born in Wisconsin to Maine-born parents is a General Farmer living on his own farm in Weston Twp., Marathon Co., WI and married at age 20. Living with him is his wife Neta Shorey (age 51) born in Wisconsin to French and Canadian-born parents and married at age 19, with four of their children still living at home, all born in Wisconsin. The children were: Charles H. Shorey, Jr. (age 28) unmarried and working in a paper mill; Fredrick Shorey (age 15); Robert Shorey (age 12); and Raymond Shorey (age 6).

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 3, 1930, shows William Shidell (age 61) born in Wisconsin to French and Canadian-born parents and first married at age 33 is a Sewer and Tunnel Foreman owning his own home valued at $6,500 and living at 902 29th Street, 22nd Ward, City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Emma Shidell (age 50) born in Wisconsin to German-born parents who was first married at age 22. Three of their unmarried children also live there, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Adam Shidell (age 27) a Scout Master for the Boy Scouts; Elmer Shidell (age 21) a Route Man for an Ice Company; and Lillian Shidell (age 18). Two unmarried roomers also live in the household, born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Adam Shorey (age 28) a Steel Works Laborer; and Ralph Shorey (age 26) a Steel Works Laborer.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 21, 1930, shows Fred Carter (age 67) born in Ohio to United States-born parents and first married at age 20 is a Saw Mill Laborer owning his own home and living in Mill City Pct., Linn Co., OR. Living with him is his wife, Ella Carter (age 58) born in Michigan to Pennsylvania and Michigan-born parents and first married at age 19. Also living there is his son, Edwin Carter (age 14) born in Oregon to Ohio and Michigan-born parents.


Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Saturday, November 14, 1931

The Antiquary's Corner, Taken from the Wood County Reporter issue of Thursday, Oct. 10, 1889. A. L. Fontaine, Editor.

PERSONALS

Joseph Sanderson, father of Mrs. Geo. Shorey, is no better.


Ellen M. (Unknown) Unknown Carter died July 3, 1949, in Linn Co., OR, at about age 78.

Frederick B. Carter died March 5, 1956, in Unatilla Co., OR, at age 98.

Anita Maude "Neta" (Shidell) Shorey

Esther Anita Shorey

Esther and Ethel Shorey

Wayne Revere Paddack

Charles Carl Shorey

Erma and Ralph Shorey

 

 

Centralia Enterprise & Tribune, November 19, 1892

Mr. Sam Shorey came down from North Dakota to attend the funeral of his brother George last Sunday. The two brothers had not met for 10 years.

 



Grand Rapids Tribune, December 28, 1878

Mrs. Geo. Shorey died in Centralia on Sunday night, and was assigned to the tomb on Monday. She was a very estimable lady.

 

 

Wood County Reporter, November 17, 1892

After an illness of four weeks, Mr. Geo. Shorey was obliged to give up to the ravages of a disease which was rapidly curtailing his existence. He died at his  residence in this city Friday morning from spinal trouble. It appears that he had gone into the woods for Mr. John Farrish and soon thereafter was taken sick. He remained in camp two weeks, but did not improve and finally came home. Dr. Hougen was called and notified him that he was suffering from a serious spinal trouble. Dr. Robinson, of Chicago was sent for, their old family physician who agreed with the attending physician. Everything was done for him known to human skill. Mr. Shorey was born in Burlington, Maine, March 14, 1840. He came west with his parents when he was only 10 years old. They settled in what is now know as Adams County. Ever since he reached the age of manhood, he has followed logging. A better posted man in this vocation was impossible to find. He had made it his life work. He was married to his present wife in 1884 from which union four children were born. He also leaves one son from his first marriage. The funeral service took place at the M.E. Church Sunday afternoon, Rev. Churm officiating. The wife and five children have the sympathy of the community in their loss of husband and father.         

It sounds like George was a well-respected man in his community. The length of the obituary impressive because there is usually just a mention of death in a sentence or two. It also sounds like Charles was living with the family at this time.
 

 

 

 

OBITUARY printed in the Wausau Daily Herald, Tuesday, November 3, 1998 and typed for the Marathon Co., WI Obit Forum by Betty Martz.

Bernice Hannemann, 78, 1908 Walnut St., Wausau, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998, at Community Health Care Wausau Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Ervin Hannemann; three daughters, Harriet (Edward) Adamski, Wausau, and Phyllis (Gary) Albright, and Georgia (Terry) Ludwig, all of Mosinee; one son, Roger (Lisa) Hannemann, Wausau; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Evelyn Shorey, Weston, and Marie Czerwinski, Lorraine (Ed) Colcord, and Marcella (Leroy) Tasche, all of Wausau.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Wausau. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Kronenwetter. Visitation will be at the Helke Funeral Home, Wausau.

A photo of Bernice was included in the original newspaper obituary.

Bernice was born March 8, 1920 and died November 1, 1998 in Wausau,, Marathon Co., WI.

 

b. 17 DEC 1862
d. 11 NOV 1947

Frank F. Berghammer, 84, Athens, Wisconsin, a retired farmer, died Tuesday at Athens following a lingering illness. The Rev. Norman Thomas will officiate at rites in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Athens, tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock and burial will be in the church cemetery. Funeral Home, N. W. Gilles and Son.

Mr. Berghammer was born December 12, 1862, in Poppenwimm, Bavaria, Germany and was married in Germany to Anna Uttendorfer. In addition to his former farm work, he at one time operated a shoe repair shop in Athens for 10 years.

Survivors are the widow; three sons, Frank and John Berghammer, Rochester, Minn., and Henry Berghammer, Athens; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Shorey, Schofield, and Mrs. Albert Eckhart, Watertown; two brothers, Charles Berghammer, Woodland, and Henry Berghammer, Athens; 23 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.

 

 

Athens, Wisconsin, Record Newspaper, April 1952

Funeral Services Held Tuesday Morning for Mrs. Anna Berghammer

Mrs. Anna Berghammer, 86, a former town of Johnson resident, died Sunday morning at the home of her son, Henry Berghammer in Athens, where she had been making her home the past 4 and one-half years. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Anthony's Catholic Church, with Rev. N. W. Thomas officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Berghammer was born Feb. 14, 1866 in [Mitterhausen, Bavaria] Germany, and was married there May 24, 1889 to Frank Berghammer. They came to America in 1897 and lived in Lomira prior to living in the town of Johnson. Mr. Berghammer died in Athens November 11, 1947.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Albert Eckert, Milwaukee and Mrs. Charles Shorey of Schofield; three sons, Henry Berghammer, Athens, John and Frank Berghammer, Rochester, Minn.; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Schuechl, Minneapolis and Mrs. Lena Weitl of Munich, Germany; three brothers, Charles Uttendorfer of Milwaukee, Michael Uttendorfer of Seattle, Wash. and Louis Uttendorfer of Lynbrook, N. Y.; 24 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Arthur and Gilbert Berghammer, Harold Fiedler, Eddie Schreiner, Bernard Schmitt and Edward Gierl.

Relatives and friends attending the funeral were Mrs. Carl Eckert and Charles Uttendorfer, Milwaukee; M. and Mrs. Charles Shorey, Schofield; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Berghammer and Mr. and Mrs. John Berghammer, Rochester, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Berghammer and Mrs. Cecelia Wittenbel, Woodland, Wis.; Mrs. Norman Hader, Hartford and Mrs. Marie Scheuchl, Minneapolis.

 

 

Mon, Nov 7, 2005
 

Elmer M. Tesch


Elmer M. Tesch, 88, of Schofield passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005. He went to be with the Lord with his family by his side.

Elmer was born Oct. 31, 1917, in Wausau to the late Herman and Elizabeth (Kohnhorst) Tesch. On Jan. 25, 1947, he married Lauretta Krohn at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Wausau. She preceded him in death Sept. 6, 1992.

Elmer served in the Medical Corp for the U.S. Army. He fought in World War II, including the Battle of the Bulge and the Eurpoean African-Middle Eastern Campaign. Elmer earned several medals, including Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star. He was a member of both the American Legion Post No. 492 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post No. 8895. Elmer was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church prior to his illness. Before retiring in 1979, Elmer had worked for the village of Rothschild.

Elmer is survived by eight sons, Eugene Tesch of Wausau, DuWayne Tesch of Honolulu, Hawaii, Terrance (Jeanette) Tesch of Wausau, Gordon (Rocio) Tesch of Rota, Spain, Dale (Diane) Tesch and Robert (Karen) Tesch, all of Wausau, Michael (Mary Jo) Tesch of Schofield and William Tesch of Schofield; five daughters, Kathleen Loveless of Schofield, Judith Reely of Angola, Ind., Cheryl (Kevin) Sigmund of Colfax, Joyce (Daniel) Adamski of Rothschild and Penney (Daniel) Christianson of Schofield; 32 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one sister, Edith Borth of Wausau; three half-sisters, Ruth, Carol and Alice; and two half-brothers, William and Roger Tesch. He was further preceded in death by one grandson, Isaac Sigmund; one son-in-law, Phil Loveless; one sister, Esther Shorey; and four brothers, Hilbert, Arnold, Melvin and Alfred Tesch.

Elmer had great honor for God and his country. He was a loving father, grandpa, friend and neighbor. For many years, Elmer enjoyed gardening, mowing lawn and raking leaves. He also enjoyed visiting his friends at local nursing homes, always helping others when needed. Elmer always will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his faith in God, his smile and these values he left behind in his children. He will be greatly missed by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends, neighbors and all those that came to know him.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at Helke Funeral Home, Wausau. The Rev. Woodrow Baumgartner and Mr. Steven Keller will officiate. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Park with full military honors performed by American Legion Montgomery Plant Post No. 10. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Helke Funeral Home and again Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. You may sign our family guest book.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Unit at Kennedy Park Nursing Home, Schofield.

We would like to thank Karen and Linda of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Service as well as the wonderful staff at Kennedy Park for all the love and care they gave Dad during his stay.