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Lincoln County Queries for 1997

Susan Sylke - 97-12-30 14:06:02 EST

I am looking for information on William Gilbert AKEY b. 1889, d. 1956.  His wife was Emma Augusta RUSCH, b. 1889 d. 1938. William's father was Theophille Ethier Akey, and his wife was Mary ELLIOT. Emma's father was Aug. Rusch and Wilhelmina Strasthousen.

One of William and Emma's children was my mother-in-law, Mary Charlotte Akey b. 5 May 1923 in California and married Walter Jerome Sylke.

Joan Thomson 97-11-26 14:07:54 EST

I am looking for information on Lafayette ALVERSON and his wife Delilah Ann SMITH and their children, Margette, Emily Louina, Daniel Albert, Esther Letita, George William, and James Elmer. Emily married Oliver MILSPAUGH, Esther married someone with the surname of SPOONER, and Daniel married Frances Adelade STEWARD.

I am  also looking for any information on the following lines:Annie Hattie PENN, Jennie Maria MILLER/DIAS, Carelton K. STRICKLAND all were married to people with the surname of ALVERSON.   Most of the marriages took place in Merrill in 1905/6.  Thanks,  Joan

Tom Barcom  Nov, 25, 1997

My father, Lester T. Barcom was born in Tomahawk on Sept 11, 1903. His father's name was Henry Barcom (he was born in 1874 in Tomahawk)and I think that Henry's father's name was also Henry and that he possibly came to Wisconsin from Canada, and maybe to Canada from France. The elder Henry  had three children that I am aware of, Henry, Sylvia, and I believe Ida.  Ida was married to a man named Miller, and they lived in Tomahawk all their lives.  They had a son named Clifford who had a furniture in Merrill.  Does anyone have any information on the family?

Linda Miller Fri Apr 18 17:11:05 1997

Lincoln County  - Chamberlin, Oscar F. and wife Elizabeth Emory. Oscar b. 24 June 1848. Was a farmer and lumberman in Tomahawk. I am descended from his brother, George, and would like to know of Oscar's family.

Phyllis Quinn (Chartier) Mon May 26 07:08:08 1997

I'm looking for information about Arthur Leslie CHARTIER. Born 1 December 1891 or 1892 in Merrill, WI ,Parents Emma and Henry Chartier. A living relative in Merrill is a real-estate agent with surname Chartier. First name is unknown at this time. Thanks for any information you can provide.

Rachel Penne Thu Aug 7 14:19:33 1997

Edward CRAWFORD married Maud MISCOLL (born in Canada) in 1884 in Lincoln Co, WI. Maud's father, Patrick Miscoll (age 57) lived in Wisconsin Rapids, Wood Co, WI in 1870, with his children James (age 17), Michael (age 15), John (age 14), and Bridget (age 12). I am also looking for information about Maud and her family.

Betty Fredrich KrummelFredrich Thu Jun 12 10:59:21 1997

 Christof Fredrich and wife came to Merrill Wi in 1893 with 4 of 10 children. His son Herman (my grandfather) married Wilhelmine Agusta Fenske (Venske) in Merrill . He was from Neumuhl freis Wirsitz, Posen, Germany. She was from nearby in Adolfsdorf. Herman and Wilhelmine moved to Milwaukee in 1910. Other related family names are: Runge/Buck/ Hagedorn/Schleif/ Schulz/Zastrow. Father of Christof was Gottleib Fredrich . Parents of Christof's wife Caroline Fenske were Jacob Fenske and Christina Hartkopf. Have much info to share.

Sue Edminster  Sun Nov. 23, 1997

We are searching for information on George W. HARTWELL who purchased a cemetary lot in Greenwood Cemetary in Tomahawk, June 20th, 1891. Connected names are: Hartwell, Leach, Sherman, Higley

Dennis Kyler Thu Aug 7 20:00:41 1997      

LINCOLN COUNTY---We are searching for Herman G. Kyler and wife Anna Elizabeth Aymer Kyler. We know they lived in Lake Tomahawk, and that Herman died in Lincoln County in 1951. Any information on Herman or his parents or siblings will be appreciated.

Richard Casey Sun May 4 17:54:37 1997

I am in search of information on Maternal gmother, MILLER, Emma b. 1844 Indiana d. cir 1934 Tomahawk, WI. I would appreciate knowing exact date of death, where she is buried and anything else concerning her. She along with son Harry E. MILLER moved there from Ladysmith about 1918 or so. Harry and his two children moved to Escanaba, Mi and I have found them there. Any help would be appreciated.

Kenneth Hintzman Fri Sep 26 20:36:12 1997    Seeking info. on Franz (Frank) Joseph PROFT. Born Austria August 1, 1835. Died June 14, 1918 in Merrill, Lincoln County, Wisconsin. Wives were Theresa BLUM and Catherine WERNETHAL. Children were Frank, Joseph, Wenzel, Paul, Anton, August, Emma, and William.

Patrick Campbell Sat Sep 20 00:24:45 1997  

My great grandmother Emma Schuette, born 1869 in Germany, married Ernest F. Grothman who was born 1876 in Germany. She died and was believed to be buried in Lincoln County, WI. Their daugher, Ernestine Ann Grothman, was born 1/30/1893 in Germany. Would appreciate any information available.

Shirley Taylor  97-12-26 01:44:26 EST

I am searching info on my ggrandfather, Francis Smith. He died in Merrill, Wisconsin probably late 1800's. His wife was Lida {Froelish} Smith and we know of one son, Edward L. Smith. Edward was born in Prescott Ontario,Canada on April 29, 1831. There were probably other siblings. They originally came from Ireland-to Canada and then Wisconsin. Anything you could find would be much appreciated. Shirley

Cindy Sun Mar 9 10:40:52 1997

STONE, ALVIN (1850?-1921) LINCOLN COUNTY QUERY. Alvin m. Caroline SPRAGUE 3 Jan 1921 (Jenny,Lincoln,Wisconsin) (div). Children: Rastus (1877?- 1925); Sarah m Geo. GILHAM 6 Aug 1898 (Minocqua,Vilas,Wisconsin); Isaac (1878-1928); Louis (b 1882?) m Pearl CAMPBELL 12 Sep 1908 (Merrill,Lincoln,Wisconsin) (div); Bessie (1887-1943) m Frank FISHER 11 Nov 1903 (Lac du Flambeau,Vilas,Wisconsin); Nora m Otto STORM 13 Dec 1903 (Merrill,Lincoln,Wisconsin). Alvin's parents Isaac Stone (b 1818? Maine - d 1888? Lac du Flambeau) and "Elizabeth", Chippewa Indian, Ojibway tribe (d June 1858. Buried Hogarty,Marathon,Wisconsin). Siblings: Langley (1856-1908) and Nancy (1858-1935). Nancy m Allen SPACE 17 Apr 1879 (Brannan,Price,Wisconsin) Isaac early settler in Langlade and Price counties. Alvin settled in Stone Lake and the Ogema/Spirit Lake areas Price County Section 30, Township 34, Range 3E). During 1880's Alvin and Isaac moved to Fence Lake, Vilas County (Section 14, Town 40, Range 5E). Alvin m Mina BETASLI 19 Jun 1905 (Lac du Flambeau). I'm very interested in exchanging family history information with descendants of ALVIN STONE.

R. Belair Wed May 7 11:01:33 1997

Wisconsin land records show 1870, 1871, and 1883 land grants to a GEORGE TOWLE in Lincoln County. If there are any TOWLE family in the area, would like to hear form you via E-mail at [email protected] My mother's line is TOWLE from HAROLD TOWLE of Mass, tracing TOWLE clan migration across the U.S. Any info would be much appreciated.

Lee Zeitelhack Mon Jan 13 17:50:12 1997

ZEITELHACK & STENGEL - My G Grandparents, Wolfgang and Margarethe Stengel Zeitelhack, moved around quite a bit. Both were originally from Bavaria and immigrated toJefferson Co., Wisconsin in the 1860s. They married there but moved to Taylor Co. in the late 1880s or very early 1890s. My G Uncle, Leo Zeitelhack, was born there. The names of the children were Margaret, Barbara, Otto, Erhart(my Grandfather), John, Helen, and Leo. Barbara was married to Ludwig(Louis)Seebauer and lived near Rib Lake. My GG Grandmother, Regina Zeitelhack, who was widowed, lived with Wolf and Margarethe Zeitelhack. The Seebauers lostseveral children at birth or in infancy. The whole family seems to have moved to the Prentice area around the turn of the century. Johnny Zeitelhack died as a boy and was buried at the Prentice Cemetery. The Price County death records list the last name as "Seidlock". Regina died in 1903 at the age of 88 and was also buried at Prentice. One of the Seebauer children is buried there too. The family moved to Oneida and then Lincoln Co., finally settling at Tomahawk. My Grandparents, Erhart J. Zeitelhack and Lillian G. Buslett (a country school teacher raised atCassian) were married in Rhinelander in 1914 and soon settled at Tomahawk too. My Aunt, Margaret E. Zeitelhack Brady, and my father, Ward H. Zeitelhack, were born and raised there.

One of the problems for me is that there are no markers for Regina, Johnny and the Seebauer child at the Prentice Cemetery , so I haven't been able to locate the graves. When I visited the cemetery many years ago, I noted that many graves are unmarked and that many others have wooden cross markers. I was later told that a fire destroyed many of the markers. My inquiries thus far have found no records for my people among the remaining cemetery records. My question is, does anyone know where I might be able to find out the location of these graves. I would also be interested in any information available about the Zeitelhack family in any of its many locations. I have extensive records going back to Bavaria in the 1600s for the Zeitelhack and Stengel lines, but much of their history in Wisconsin is a mystery. I would be glad to share information and hope to hear from anyone interested soon.

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