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* St. John Lutheran Cemetery-(Valmy)  *

INDEX - 1972 & some OBITS and pictures

updated 16 Apr 2011


St. John's Evan. Lutheran Cemetery-Valmy

Town of Sevastopol, Door County, Wisconsin


Location:  0.1 Mile North of the junction of Hwy 57 and Brauer Road on Brauer Road to the cemetery which is on the Northwest corner of

              the junction of Brauer Road and Whitefish Bay Road.  Fire number 4911.

              SE corner SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 12.


              It is the parish cemetery for St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church-Valmy and is maintained in good condition.


              Copied and typed by Sally TREICHEL of the W.S.O.C.S. in 1972.


Retyped for the PGS Website by Susan HOHNEKE converting dates where necessary to read: dd-mmm-yyyy:-Jun 2009.


Obituaries will be added to this index as they become available in the future.  Anyone wishing to contribute them or any additions/corrections, please contact the PGS at .


21 Nov 2009-part of the Obituary for John F. WERKHEISER has been added to this index.

18 Feb, 12 Jun 2010-OBIT added.

21 Aug 2010-some WEITERMANN stone pictures contributed by John WEITERMANN on 19 Aug 2010 and linked to this index.

11 Jan, 15 Apr 2011 - OBIT Added



BENZ, Wilhelmine/1874-1952

BENZ, Fred/1873-1920

BENZOW, Albertina/1859-1924

BENZOW, John Sr./1853-1924

BIERI, Edward/1950-1971


BIRNSCHEIN, Doris/Dau./1926-1933

BIRNSCHEIN, Augusta/Mother/1900-19__ (uncut)

BIRNSCHEIN, Bruno/Father/1897-19__ (uncut)

BONGLE, Anna/1896-(no other dates)

BONGLE, Ludwig/1889-1963

BONGLE, Elton L./11 May 1924-12 Feb 1931

BONGLE, Robert J./24 Jun 1926-9 Oct 1930

BUSCH, Minnie/1885-1953

BUSCH, John/1877-1949

CHRISTENSON, Amelia/1901-1930

COLOMBO, Carol BIERI/Mother/1946-1966

DELSART, Glenn/Baby/1958-1958

DIEFENBACH, Fred/Father/1867-1919

DIEFENBACH, Ethel/Infant Dau. of  C & E/1924-1924

DIEFENBACH, Rachel A./1925-1926

DIEFENBACH, Lorraine/1909-1933

DIEFENBACH, Richard D./12 Dec 1903-27 Jan 1925

DIEFENBACH, Mathilda/Mother/1862-1944

DIEFENBACH, George/Father/10 Jan 1852-7 Apr 1910



EHLERS, Amy/1905-(no other dates)

EHLERS, Earl/1904-1968

EHLERS, Lester/Died 6 Mar 1911

EHLERS, Pearl/Died 25 Jul 1907

EHLERS, Rudolph/1882-1965

GAUGER, Infant of C & H/(no dates)

GERICKE, Betty/23 Feb 1935-1 Sep 1937

GOLL, Erick/1892-1969

GOLL, Ella/1895-19__(uncut)

GRUN, Billy/19 Aug 1948-20 May 1963

GRUN, Donald/2 Dec 1919-(no other dates)

GRUN, Helen/17 Nov 1924-(no other dates

HANSON, Ella/1898-1922

HARTWIG, Harry/1905-1971

HEISE, Constance A./8 Jul 1960-10 Jul 1960

HENSCHEL, Clarence A./9 Dec 1907-21 Sep 1909

HOWARD, Ferdinand/1899-19__(uncut)

HOWARD, Clara/1915-(no other dates)

HOWARD, Patrick/1949-1968

JARMAN, Bertha F./1903-(no other dates)

JARMAN, Chester W./1902-1956

JARMAN, Viola M./Mother/1904-(no other dates)

JARMAN, Gilbert C./Father/1903-1949

KIEHNAU, Allen A./Wis Pvt./2 Co/Demob GP/WWI/30 Nov 1896-17 Feb 1968

KIEHNAU, Evelyn/1908-(no other dates)

KIEHNAU, Ronald "Ron" F.*/b. 6 Nov 1941, Carlsville, Door Co., WI-d. Tues. 21 Dec 2010, at home of John and Rhonda SEILER where he resided the past five years; *Source: OBITUARY-HUEHNS Funeral Home: Ronald "Ron" F. KIEHNAU, (69), of Institute, passed away with family at his side-parents: Fred "Fritz" and Doris (SCHULTZ) KIEHNAU-enjoyed working at the Sunshine House-loved to be on the farm, especially watching his father work the fields along with his three sisters-loved his mom and the tender care she gave him all of his life-Apart from his home, his life was the Sunshine House Family. He would look forward each day for the bus to take him to work at the Sunshine House. If it was the weekend or a snow day it was not a good day for Ron because the Sunshine House Bus was not coming for him. Bowling with the Sunshine House, camping and going to the movies with the SEILER family were some of his favorite activities he participated in-survived by his loving mother, Doris of Carlsville; three sisters, Suzanne "Sue" NELSON of Sturgeon Bay, Becky (Terry) KIEHNAU-CONLON of Sturgeon Bay, and Carrie (Doug) PETERSILKA of Sturgeon Bay; nieces and nephews, Julie (Kerry) DRAGSETH (their children, Kendra and Kendall) , Greg (Karen) NELSON (their children, Trevor and Braeden), Tylor (Gretchen) TORSTENSON (and their son, Tryston), Brooke (Jack) TONG, Mallory (Robert) HABERLI; his caregivers, the SEILER family, John and Rhonda and their children, Ryan, Nathan, Trevor and Emma-preceded in death by his father, Fritz and his brother-in-law, John NELSON-Funeral services held Sunday (26 Dec 2010) at St. John Lutheran Church in Valmy, with Rev. Benjamin ENSTAD officiating-Burial will be in St. Johnís Lutheran Cemetery-HUEHNS Funeral Home,

KLANSKY, Albert/1908-1937

KLANSKY, Emma/1906-1954

KRACHT, Louis J./Wis Pvt/28 Co/161 Depot Brig/WWI/3 Jul 1891-10 Dec 1967

KRACHT, Edna M./1905-1969

KROOGMANN, Charles/Father/1886-(no other dates

KROOGMANN, Olga/Mother/1888-1949

KROOGMANN, Dieterich/8 Mar 1855-28 Aug 1928

MAEDKE, Ella/1885-1966

MAEDKE, Carl W./1876-1925

MAGLE, Norbert/1906-(no other dates)

MAGLE, Milton/1913-1942

MAGLE, Marie/1877-19__(uncut)

MAGLE, Louis/1877-1956

MALVETZ, John/1912-1937

MALVETZ, Mary/1882-1944

MALVETZ, Otto/1876-1933

MARTENS, Mabel Augusta/20 Mar 1907-18 Aug 1907

MAURER, Philip/Father/1885-1936

MAURER, Lucille/Dau./1926-1927

MAURER, Rosie EDWARD/Mother/1889-19__(uncut)

MEYER, Babies/1957-1957

MEYER, Pauline/1864-1954

MEYER, John/1858-1940

NIEMAN, Olga/1900-1950

NIEMAN, Edward/Wis Pfc/Med Dept/WWI/28 Jul 1893-22 Jan 1970

NIEMAN, John H./Wis Pvt/Btry/B./27 Fld Arty/WWI/6 Jun 1891-28 Oct 1970

NIEMAN, Amelia/1866-1935

NIEMON, Johanna/wife of Wm./27 Sep 1857-15 May 1910

NIEMON, William Sr./8 May 1852-26 Jul 1915

NIEMON, William Jr./17 Apr 1887-24 Oct 1915

NIEMON, Herman/(no dates)

PAPE, Franz/Father/1843-1923

PAPE, Maria/Mother/1845-1929

PLETTNER, Sophie nee DIEFENBACH/1878-1938

POEHLER, Fred/1899-1966

POEHLER, Elda/1896-(no other dates)

PONTZLOFF, Carolyn Marie/wife of George Jr./1943-1962

PONTZLOFF, George Henry/b. 18 Sep 1923-d. Mon. 15 Feb 2010, at home, Baileys Harbor, Door, WI: Source: OBITUARY: HUEHNS Funeral Home: (86)-parents: Albert and Clara (RHODE) PONTZLOFF-Married: 19 Jun 1943, Lillian MICHALETZ in Sturgeon Bay-United States Army during WWII from 1943-1946-worked for Cristy Corp-Kewaunee Engineering, and Bay Ship-farmed all of his life, own dairy farm in the Town of Jacksonport from 1953 until his retirement-member of St. John Lutheran Church in Valmy-survived by wife, Lillian; three children, George Jr. (Verna) PONTZLOFF of Kewaunee, Patricia (Paul) SEILER of Algoma, James (Darlene) PONTZLOFF of Sturgeon Bay; four grandchildren, Lisa, John, Kevin, DeeDee, DeJay; eight great-grandchildren, Josh, Jacob, Ryan, Nathan, Trevor, Emma, Hope and Kayla; one brother, Earl (Lucille) PONTZLOFF of Fish Creek; and one sister, Bernice BUSSE of Sturgeon Bay-preceded in death by parents and one granddaughter, Dawn-Funeral services held Sat. 20 Feb 2010, St. John Lutheran Church in Valmy, Rev. Benjamin ENSTADT-Burial in church cemetery-HUEHNS Funeral Home.

SARTER, Helen/29 Nov 1920-11 Mar 1921

SCHOPF, Alton/1920-1925

SCHOPF, Michael/1876-1935

SCHOPF, Bertha/1879-1940

SCHULTZ, Emma/Mother/1887-19__(uncut)

SCHULTZ, John W./Father/1871-1938

SCHULTZ, Louisa/Mother/1833-1909

SCHUSTER, Carl Sr./1873-1951

SCHUSTER, Emma/1880-1959

SCHUSTER, Carl Jr./1911-1948

SCHWARTZ, Henry/1867-1943

SCHWARTZ, Bertha/1862-1935

SCHWICHTENBERG, John/1879-1965


SCOTT, John H./1875-1944

SCOTT, Bertha H./1884-1929

SEILER, Sophia/Mother/1877-1918

SEILER, Frieda/Dau./Died 1909

SEILER, Matthias/Father/1873-1961

SIMONAR, Elton/18 Jun 1927-17 Jun 1960

SIMONAR, Johanna/21 May 1928-(no other dates) 

SIMONAR, Alton O./Wis Pvt/361 Harcft Co TC/WWII/18 Jun 1927-17 Jun 1960

SIMONAR, Florence*/b. 24 Mar 1925, Algoma, Kewaunee Co., WI-d. 11 Jun 2010, Good Samaritan Scandia Village, Sister Bay, Door Co., WI; *Source: OBITUARY-FORBES Funeral Home: Florence SIMONAR, 85, formally of Carlsville, died on 11 Jun 2010 at the Good Samaritan Scandia Village after a long illness-parents: Fred and Viola (GAULKE) HAUCKE-attended St. Pauls Lutheran School in Algoma until the 8th grade-graduated from Algoma High School-married 14 Jul 1946 to Wallace SIMONAR in Algoma-lived in Carlsville for 53 years-Wally preceded her in death on 12 Mar 2005-After High School-worked as a secretary at Johnson Boat Works in Sturgeon Bay-employed as a secretary and assistant to dentist, Dr. Gordon-worked as a nurseís aid at the Door County Memorial Hospital for 10 years-member of St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church-survived by one son, James (Sandra) SIMONAR, Sturgeon Bay; one daughter, Joy RAINES, Baileys Harbor; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; two sisters, Carol CLARK, Forestville; Janet VANIA, Algoma; two sisters-in-law, Lois (Don) BITTORF, Carlsville; Vida MILLER, Sturgeon Bay; special friends, Laurabelle LARSON, Green Bay; Orland and Betty MUELLER, Forestville; and many nieces and nephews-preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wallace SIMONAR; infant son, Dale; one granddaughter, Mary; and one great-granddaughter, Chelsea; one son-in-law, Raymond R. RAINES; five brothers-in-law and one sister-in law-Funeral services Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Valmy, Rev. Peter LINDEMANN officiating-Burial will be in the church cemetery-FORBES Funeral Home:

STAATS, Jacob/Father/2 Jul 1853-12 Dec 1927

STAATS, Lena/Mother/17 Feb 1860-14 Dec 1939

STEINKE, Laura/Mother/1875-1959

STEINKE, August/Father/1869-1947

STERN, Fred/20 Dec 1891-29 Jul 1904

TAGGE, Infant of E & H/1912

URBAN, Anna/1894-1968

URBAN, William/1891-1970

VANDERHOOF, John Stephan*/25 May 1954, Sturgeon Bay, Door Co., WI-Tues. 12 Apr 2011, Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Green Bay, Brown Co., WI; *Source: OBITUARY-HUEHNS Funeral Home: John Stephan VANDERHOOF, (56), of Sturgeon Bay-Parents: Thomas and Florence (MEYER) VANDERHOOF-1972 graduate of Sevastopol High School-Married on 6 May 1995 to Laurel Louise MATTIE at Hope United Church in Sturgeon Bay-worked as a carpenter and general contractor for John VANDERHOOF Construction-member of St. John Lutheran Church in Valmy-member of the National Rifle Association-past member of the Door County Rod & Gun Club-Survived by his loving wife, Laurel of Sturgeon Bay; stepson, Timothy CRASS of Fond du Lac; his mother, Florence VANDERHOOF of Sturgeon Bay; six brothers, Tom (Vickey) VANDERHOOF of Sturgeon Bay, Robert (Gina) VANDERHOOF of Mountain Green, Utah, Joe (Karen) VANDERHOOF of Sturgeon Bay, Charlie (Karen) VANDERHOOF of Casco, David (Marianne) VANDERHOOF of Satsama, Florida, Peter (Julie) VANDERHOOF of Sturgeon Bay-further survived by his father-in-law, Ray MATTIE of Sturgeon Bay; five sisters-in-law, Susan McKUEN of Sturgeon Bay, Peggy MATTIE of Milwaukee, Colleen (Jim) HRUBESKY of Oconto, Becky (Jim) HANSEN and Julie MRAZ of Sturgeon Bay; brother-in-law, Mike MATTIE of Sturgeon Bay; and many nieces, nephews and friends-preceded in death by his father, Thomas VANDERHOOF; mother-in-law, Joyce MATTIE-Funeral services Monday, 18 Apr 2011 at St. John Lutheran Church in Valmy with Rev. Benjamin ENSTAD officiating-Burial will follow at St. John Lutheran Cemetery-HUEHNS Funeral Home,

VOEKS, William A./29 Jan 1884-14 Mar 1954

VOEKS, Mathilda M./26 Apr 1883-14 Jan 1962

VOEKS, Minnie/30 Jan 1858-15 Mar 1906

VOEKS, Frederick/24 Mar 1856-30 Dec 1921

VOEKS, Alfred E./Wis S2/USNRF/WWI/7 Aug 1896-1 Oct 1966

WEIDMAN, Elroy E./11 Dec 1927-21 Sep 1943

WEITERMANN, Selma/1898-19__(uncut)

WEITERMANN, William/1898-19__(uncut)

WEITERMANN, George C. Sr./1869-1948, ossw Elizabeth, stone picture contributed by John WEITERMANN (19 Aug 2010).

WEITERMANN, Elizabeth/1873-1959, ossw George C. Sr., stone picture contributed by John WEITERMANN (19 Aug 2010).

WEITERMANN, John/Grandfather/6 Jan 1828-9 Nov 1906, stone added since the 1970's index-picture contributed by John WEITERMANN (19 Aug 2010).

WERKHEISER, John F./1866-1944, OBITUARY: Door Co. Advocate-Fri. 13 Oct 1944: "John F. WERKHEISER-Sevastopol-John F. WERKHEISER, 78, Died at his home Sunday after an illness of two months.  The Rev. Otto HENNING conducted services from the home at 1:30 and from.."

WERKHEISER, Katherine/1875-1965

WILKE, Timothy/Died 29 May 1966

WILKE, Lydia/1888-1969

WILKE, August/1885-(no other dates)

WIT, Albert/1885-1952

WITTE, Rose/1871-1890

WITTE, Mary/1882-1891

WITTE, Herman/1880-19__(uncut)

WOLFGRAM, Charley F./Father/1882-1934

WOLFGRAM, Verlette/1914-1935

WOLFGRAM, Robert/1881-1949

WOLFGRAM, Martha/1883-1938

WOLFGRAM, __?__/10 Jan 1910-11 Jan 1910

WOLFGRAM, Robert/5 Apr 1853-28 Jul 1920

WOLFGRAM, Henrietta/his wife (Robert)/5 Jan 1847-4 Nov 1933

WOLTER, Otto/1902-19__(uncut)

WOLTER, Myrtle/1902-1967

ZILL, Charles J./30 Apr 1902-23 Aug 1928

ZILL, Adeline/4 Apr 1895-18 Feb 1930

ZILL, Father/22 Dec 1860-6 Aug 1949

ZILL, Mother/15 Feb 1865-21 Nov 1926



__?__, Mutter/(no name or dates)



Also, Indexed and typed by Sally TREICHEL  in the 1970's

    -Microfilmed in 35mm as part of the Door County Cemeteries/Tombstone Inscriptions in 1988 by Sue Hohneke     for the Genealogical Society of Utah.  FHL US/CAN Film #1421896 Item 10   -available to interloan at your nearest Family History Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or to view at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    -Index as part of the Door County Cemeteries/Tombstone Inscriptions at the Laurie Room of the Door County Public Library in Sturgeon Bay, WI.

-NOT on this PGS Website yet (22 Apr 2009)



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