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Brown County, Wisconsin , Posted Queries for
Brown County, Wisconsin
Posted Queries for October 1997 thru February 1998
BALLARD, Abner Caleb, b. 26 Jun 1834 in Otto Co., NY; m. 29 Mar 1860 to Harriet Louisa Sawyer in Berlin, WI; from this marriage issued (9) children; Adelthia Ann, b. 16 Feb 1861; Abner Emerson, b. 17 Sep 1863; Eva Melissa, b. 9 Jun 1866; Elmer Grant, b. 26 Sep 1868; Nella Catherine, b. 19 Mar 1871; Luretta Belle, b. 3 Apr 1874; Ernest Dudley, b. 8 Mar 1876; Anna Jemima, 8 Sep 1878; and Nathan Guy, b. 30 Apr 1881. Nella Catherine m. Irvine Preston Hodge ca. 1894 in Berlin. Abner Caleb fought in the Civil War, 8th Regiment, A Company, and also in the 5th Regiment, H Company and enlisted from Green Bay, WI on 3 Feb 1862. I would appreciate any information on this family while they lived in the Berlin area. Almost all their children were born there.
I'm looking for any info on Nelson FORTIER b. 1818 in Canada d. 1884 in Manitowoc Co. and Martha JOHNSON b. 1831 in Norway, d. 1912 in Manitowoc Co. I have info on two of their children: Celestian Ignatious FORTIER b. 1887 in WI and Adeline FORTIER CRAITE b. abt 1890? in Centralia, Wood Co., WI. There is a Dave and Myrtle FORTIER that are related somehow. Related surnames in WI are CRAITE and CORCORAN in Milwaukee Co., and CREVECOURE and HAFFNER in Brown Co. Would like to contact any of these families and possibly share family histories.
Margaret SMITH, b. 1785, widow of William S. SMITH, came from Genesee Co. NY to Brown Co. WI and acquired bounty land in 1849. Died 1851 Lansing, Brown Co. Children: (1) Maria Louisa, b. 1822, d. 1844 Genesee Co. NY; (2) William Sidney, b. 1825 Genesee Co. NY, marr. Mary "Polly" HOOSER abt 1855, Hendricks Co. IN, d. 1893, Jasper Co. MO; (3) Edwin Carlos b. 1828 Genesee Co. NY; (4) Henry Hobart b. 1830 Genesee Co. NY; (5) Theron Augustus b. 1833 Genesee Co. NY, marr. Mary Jane SMART and Feraba COX, d. 1890 Jasper Co. MO; (5) Frances Amanda b. 1835 Genesee Co. NY, marr. Nathan ROCKEFELLER, res. Brown Co. WI 1860; (6) Charles Adelbert b. 1838 Genesee Co. NY, 1900 Milwaukee home for disabled veterans. Information on any member of this family very much appreciated.
I am looking for information regarding Rose DENESSEN, born Sep. 3, 1887 in Green Bay, the daughter of William DENESSEN and his wife Rose PEMINGS or PENNINGS. She married Walter ACKLEY and lived in Minneapolis where she died in 1950. I have reason to believe that she had a prior husband named Henry WAGNER, but am looking for any proof and especially any information about what happened to Henry. William and Rose had five other children listed in William's obit in 1929; William Jr. and Joseph of Green Bay, Fred and Charles of Milwaukee and a Mrs. C. Wirtz of Jersey City, New Jersey.
Searching for information on Johann Ferdinand GOBLER, b. 1819 Germany, married to Dorothea Catherine GOERN, b. 1822 Germany who lived in Wrightstown from 1855 until their deaths. Children are: John F.; William; Emma R.; Charles; Herman William; Bertha; Rudolph C.
Searching for any information on Henrietta Maria MEADE, b. 1849 Prussia, married John F. GOBLER, b. 1852 Germany. Believe her brother to be Herman MEADE/MIEDE b. 1846 Germany. Believe her parents to be Carl and Louisa MEADE who may have lived in Brown County also.
I am looking for info on my grandfather. I know he was born in Chicago in 1896 or 1897. He was born either JACQUES or WILLIAMS, and was adopted by his stepfather, surname DECOTA. His mother was born Nellie JACQUES in Green Bay. I believe Williams was his birth name, but have no info as to whether or not Nellie was actually married to a man named Williams. I know that Nellie returned to Green Bay after my grandfather's birth, but do not know when she married DeCota. As my grandparents were married and my father born in Green Bay, I am hoping there might be someone who may have some info on any of these family names. I thank you for any info you may be able to provide.
FONFEREK, Town of DePere
My greatgrandfather Peter FONFEREK (dob. 1826) left Prussia in 1870 leaving Bremen onboard the Ship Neptune on May 4, 1870, with his wife Agnes (PFISTER) and children Valentine, Kostantia, Lawrence, and Magdalene arriving in New York on July 6th, 1870. The sailing ship encountered fog and light winds on the northern passage. The newspaper account said there were 2 deaths and 1 birth on the passage. They settled in Town of DePere Brown Co.
In the 1880 census, Magdelene and Kostantia are not listed. Two more children were born in the US, Peter and Matilda. Valentine uses the name William and married Mary SCHMIDT and they have 12 children: Mary Fonferek DESSART; Joseph P. FONFEREK; Anna Fonferek FAUL; Magdaline Fonferek NEWCOMB; Frank FONFEREK; Peter FONFEREK; George FONFEREK; William FONFEREK; Edward FONFEREK; Casper FONFEREK; Rosa FONFEREK; and Cecilia FONFEREK.
After 1900 they move to town of Breed, Oconto Co. My father Casper FONFEREK was born June 23, 1903. My father was named after a family friend, Castor Castor. He is listed in the Brown Co 1870 census as arriving from Prussia in 1869. He was a merchant tailor. The only people in the US named FONFEREK are direct descendants of Peter FONFEREK. FONFEREK Falls is located in Brown Co and is one of the 15 highest waterfalls in Wisconsin. I have conducted a phone directory search of Fonfereks in Germany and have located 18 listings. One person, a Doris FONFEREK told me her grand father Theodor FONFEREK was born in Lindenheim, Kries Czarnikow, Posen, Poland on 29 Oct 1873. I'm helping her search her genealogy and maybe the two will link together.
My great grandfather was John G. GROSS (1829-1909) of Green Bay, Wisconsin. His children were August, Caroline, John, Louisa, Frederick, Margaret, Sophia, Christine and my grandfather Godfrey. I have good genealogical records of all the children except August (1854-1930) and John (1858-1934). Would very much like to find out more about these lines. Would also be very willing to share what I have which was originally researched by Leonard Zarp, a descendant of Louisa.
Nellie JAQUES, b. 1866 d.(?) married
1) William BUSH 1886
2) Thomas WILLIAMS 1893
3) John DECOTA 1898
Nellie had a child, James Henry, born Aug 20, 1896 or 1897. James Henry was raised DeCOTA, but it is belived he was the natural child of Thomas WILLIAMS.
Would like to confirm birth year and place of James Henry. I have been told that he was born in Chicago, but believe he may have been born in Fort Howard, Wi.
Seeking any information on Catherine KAYE, known as "Kitty KAYE." Born Catherine HOLL in the town of Bellevue, 1871, to Jacob HOLL and Margaret DOLLAR. Married tailor/businessman/broker J. Edward KAYE (1871-1948) of Green Bay. Prior to her marriage she was a school teacher in the town of How, Oconto. Looking for Date of Death, place of burial, and any history of her life.