Bio: Tscharner, Peter John (1875 - 1963)



Surnames: Tscharner, Sheets, Maseeger, Olsen, Fuller


----Source: Tscharner Family Records, USA Passport, Laurel Bragstad's transcription of the Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark County, WI) 3/5/1903, United state Military Records, Wisconsin Marriage Records



The many friends of Peter J. Tscharner are sorry to learn that he has gone to newer fields and more remote to hang out his shingle, he having left Tuesday for Bowbells, Ward county, North Dakota. That he will prosper and find congenial surroundings is the wish of all his numerous friends here and wherever he is known.


Wisconsin Marriage Records


BioM: Sheets, Winifred Gaile (1907)


Peter John Tscharner
Birthplace Buffalo Co., Wis.
Spouse's Name Winifred Gaile Sheets
Spouse's Birthplace Columbus Grove, Ohio
Event Date 25 Jun 1907
Event Place Clark, Wisconsin
Father's Name Lutzi Tscharner
Mother's Name Mary Tscharner
Spouse's Father's Name Eliss Sheets
Spouse's Mother's Name Mollie Sheets
Race White
Spouse's Race White

1917-1918 Draft Registration Perkins County, South Dakota, United States

Peter John Tscharner, 38 yr. old Male of medium height, slender build, grey eyes and dark hair with no physical disqualifications
Address: Perkins County, South Dakota
Nationality United States, Native Born
Birth Date 10 Feb 1880
Birthplace , , United States
Occupation: Self employeed attorney
Nearest Relative: Mrs. Winifred Gail Tscharner, Lemmon, SD

Signature of Peter John Tscharner, 12 Sep 1918





Peter J Tscharner, 40 yrs., 7 months old, 5 ft., 7 1/2 inches tall, high forehead, gray eyes, prominent and straight nose, prominent chin, black hair, dark complexion and thin face with no distinguishing marks.
Document: Passport Application
Event Date 1918
Event Place South Dakota, United States
Birth Date 10 Feb 1878, Fountain City, Wisconsin
Father: Lutzi Tscharner who was born in Canton Graubinden, Switzerland and residing at 3354 Columbus Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. after immigrating from Havre, France, on or about 4 May, 1857 (61 yrs. of USA Citizenship from 1857 - 1918 at Fountain City, Wisconsin and St. Paul, Minn.) He was naturalized in Buffalo Co., Wis. at Alma, Wisconsin, 27 Oct, 1875.
Residence: Lemmon, South Dakota.
Occupation: Lawyer
Destinations: France and Great Britain
Object of visit: YMCA work, New York, NY
Sworn document, 11 Sep 1918 by Charley Hanson, clerk of circut court at Perkins County, S. Dak.

Witness: Ray J. Murphy, lawyer of Lemmon, South Dakota
Certificate Number 43889

Military Intelligence - War Department Office of the Chief of Staff, Washington, 4 Nov. 1918

"The War Department has no objection to Tscharner, Peter J. of Lemmon, S. Dakota, being sent for duty with the A. E. F., in connection with YMCA

M. Churchill, Brigadier-General, General Staff, Director of Military Intelligence.

By: J. S. Moore, Captain, U. S. Army

Sirs: This is to certify that Peter P. (J.) Tscharner has been appointed a Secretary of the National War Work Council of the YMCA of the United States for service with the troops of the American Expditonary Force in France. We hereby endorse his application for a passport to visit France and Great Britain. Mr. Tscharner is under contract with us for one year.

Very respectfully yours,

Mernin J. Fuller, EC
Bureau of Citizenship,
Department of State,
Washington, D. C.




Lutzi Tscharner being first duly sworn on oath deposes and says that he is a resident of Minneapolis in Hennepin County and State of Minnesota and that his street address in said city is, 3354 Columbus Ave. S.

That he is the father of Peter J. Tscharner of Lemmon, Perkins County, South Dakota.

Further deposing deponent says that said Peter J. Tscharner was born near Fountain City, Buffalo county, Wisconsin, on February 10th, 1878, and that he is now of the age of forty years.

That the name of the parents of the said Peter J. Tscharner are, Lutzi Tscharner, father, and Mary Tscharner, formerly Mary Massueger, mother.

Signature of Lutze Tscharner

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 3rd day of September, 1918.

Signature of Thomas J. Olsen, Notary Public.


California Death Index


Obit: Tscharner, Peter John (1875 - 1963)


Peter J Tscharner
Event Type Death
Event Date 26 Jul 1963
Event Place Los Angeles, California, United States
Birth Date 10 Feb 1875
Birthplace Wisconsin
Gender Male
Mother's Name Maseeger


1900 Federal Census, Alma city Ward 1-3, Buffalo, Wisconsin, United States


Pete Tscharner, 24 yr. old white single male
Father's Birthplace Switzerland
Mother's Birthplace Switzerland

Household Members
Lutze Tscharner Head M 61 (Oct 1839) Switzerland, Merchant
Mary Tscharner Wife F 54 (Feb 1846) Switzerland, mother of 10 children - 8 living
Eda Tscharner Daughter F 26 (Feb 1874) Wisconsin, at home
Pete Tscharner Son M 24 (Feb 1876) Wisconsin, Student
Hilda Tscharner Daughter F 22 (Jun 1878) Wisconsin, Clerk
Wilma Tscharner Daughter F 15 (Apr 1879) Wisconsin


1905 Wisconsin State Census, Wausaukee, Marinette, Wisconsin, pg. 690


Peter Charnier, 29 yr. old, white single male
Parent 1 Birthplace Belgium
Parent 2 Birthplace Belgium

Household Members

Joseph Tharnier Head (rented home) M 37y Belgium, workman in Lumber Yard
Mary Tharnier Wife F 35y Wisconsin
Peter Tharnier Brother M 29y Wisconsin, workman in Lumber Yard.


1915 South Dakota State Census


Peter John Tscharner, 38 yr. old, white married male
Birthplace Wisconsin
Nationality Swiss
Marital Status Married
Marriage Year 1907
Spouse's Maiden Name Sheets
Years in State 8
Arrival Year in State (Estimated) 1907
Religion Congregational
Father's Birthplace Switzerland
Mother's Birthplace Switzerland


1915 South Dakota State Census


Peter John Tscharner
Age 38
Birth Year (Estimated) 1877
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Wisconsin
Nationality Swiss
Marital Status Married
Marriage Year 1907
Spouse's Maiden Name Shuts
Event Place South Dakota, United States
Years in State 8
Arrival Year in State (Estimated) 1907
Religion Congregational
Father's Birthplace Switzerland
Mother's Birthplace Switzerland




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