Obit: Grap, Ferdinand Johann (1873 - 1963)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Grap, Schulz, Kalsow, Lemke, Mitte, Ruzic, Neusen, Chopp, Northup, Sladek, Asplin, Burnett, Loberg, Schoenherr, Kramer, Sternitzky, Gloff, Rucks, Wegner, Ruege


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 14, 1963


Grap, Ferdinand Johann (6 August 1873 - 6 March 1963)


Funeral services for Ferdinand Johann Grap, 89, of Rt. 3, Neillsville, were conducted Saturday from Immanuel Lutheran Church, at Globe.  The Rev. J;. G. Ruege officiated and burial was made in the parish cemetery.


Mr. Grap died March 6, in Milwaukee County Hospital, where he was taken after becoming ill while visiting with his children in Milwaukee.


Mr. Grap was born August 6, 1873, in Germany and came with his parents, Ferdinand and Wilhelmina (Schultz) Grap, to America when he was eight years old (aboard the "Hermann", 14 Jul 1882). The family located on a farm in the Globe area, being one of the first pioneer families in that area.  Mr. Grap attended school in Germany for a few years and finished his education in the Fairview School near Globe.


On October 12, 1899, he was married to the former Martha Kalsow in Globe.  He had resided in the Town of Weston since his arrival from Germany, and had been engaged in farming.  He also was a member of the town board for several years and was active in public affairs.  Mrs. and Mrs. Grap had gone to Milwaukee January 28 to spend the winter with their sons and their families.


He is survived by five sons, Walter, Paul and Carl of Milwaukee; Frederick, Sr. of Neillsville; and Marvin of Rockford, Ill.  Other survivors include 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.


Pallbearers were: Edgar, Ernest and Irvin Grap, Martin, Wilbert and Raymond Kalsow.


The church choir sang, "Asleep in Jesus" and "I would see Thee", and the congregation sang "Jesus Lead Thou on," accompanied by Mrs. Clarence Wagner.


People from out of town here for the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Grap, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Grap, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Grap, Ronnie and Billy Grap, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Grap and son, Mrs. Erna Lemke, Walter Mitte, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Ruzic, Walter Grap, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Neusen, Edgar Grap, Mrs. Vyola Chopp and Raymond, Kalsow, all of Milwaukee; Ronnie and Marvin Grap and Mr. and Mrs. Leland Northup of Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. Frank Sladek and Mrs. Stella Asplin of Marshfield; Mrs. Rue Burnett of Spencer; Mrs. Clayton Loberg, Appleton; Kurt Schoenherr, Columbus; Mrs. Tillie Kramer, Hales Corners; Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Grap and daughter of Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Sternitzky and daughter, Ed Kalsow, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Sternitzky, Granton; Mrs. Fala Gloff and Carol Gloff of Marshfield and Frank Rucks of Merrillan.


Family Records


Johann Ferdinand Grap; b. 6 Aug 1873 in Germany
Death: 6 Mar 1963 (aged 89) in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Globe Lutheran Cemetery; Globe, Clark County, Wisconsin, USA


Johann Ferdinand Grap, 1873–1963
Marriage: 12 October 1899, Clark, Clark, Wisconsin, United States
Wife: Martha Helene Emilie Kalsow, 1878–1980
Children of Martha Helene Emilie Kalsow and Johann Ferdinand Grap (6)
Walter Ferdinand Grap, 1900–1982; Paul Johann Grap, 1902–1979; Frederick Lebrecht Grap, 1903–1993; Carl Wilhelm Ferderick Grap, 1905–1993; Marvin Leo Grap, 1910–1989; Louis Grap, 1914–1915.







Notes & Military





Grap, Anna Martha Therese Hemp 11-Sep 1872 1-May 1962   Gustave.E. Grap 23 Nov 1890 Hermann Frederick Ludwig Hemp  & Augusta Scheel


Grap, Carl 28 May 1939 28 May 1939        


Grap, Diane 20 May 1936 13 Oct 1941        


Grap, Donald Ervin 17 Nov 1927 1 May 1939       Edgar F. & ? Grap


Grap, Ferdinand Johann 21 May 1843   4 Mar 1908   Wilhelmina Schultz 18 Oct 1866
Prossekel, Filehne, Posen, Prussia, Germany
Michael Friedrich Grap & Friederike Schulz 


Grap, Gustave Eduard 19-Oct 1867 29-Apr 1962   Anna Hemp 23 Nov 1890 Ferdinand & Wilhelmina (Schulz) Grap


Grap, J. Ferdinand Johann 6-Aug 1873 6-Mar 1963 b. German Martha E. Schultz 14 Oct 1914 Ferdinand & Wilhelmina (Schulz) Grap


Grap, James Norman 23 Jun 1929 21 Nov 1929       Edgar & ?  Grap 


Grap, Louis 31 Dec 1914 5 Feb 1915 d. rcd 7-6     Ferdinand & Martha (Kalsow) Grap 


Grap, Martha Helene Emilie  May 1878  May 1980   J. Ferdinand Grap 14 Oct 1914  


Grap, Velma L. 23 Jun 1916 23 Jun 1916 d. rcd 7-339       G. E. & Anna (Hemp) Gra 


Grap, Ernestine Wilhelmina Amalia  10 Oct 1839  21 Dec 1936 D. rcd 16-398 Ferdinand Grap   Christian & ? (Kuehl) Schultz




Bio: Grap, Ferdinand Johann (1873 - 1963)


Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948

Ferdinand Grap; 8 yrs. old, white male, b. Germany
Immigration Point: Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Ship Name:  Hermann


United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

Draft Registration Date: Event Date: 1917-1918

Ferdinand John Grap (declarant, German Citizen); 45 yrs., b. 6 Aug 1878 in Germany

Short Height, Medium Build, Gray Eyes, Brown Hair

1920 Federal Census, Clark, Wisconsin, United States


Gustave E Grap Head Male 52 Brandenburg Germany
Anna Grap Wife Female 47 Wisconsin
Erna Grap Daughter Female 25 Wisconsin
Edgar Grap Son Male 23 Wisconsin
Franklin Grap Son Male 19 Wisconsin
Ernest Grap Son Male 17 Wisconsin
Delbert Grap Son Male 15 Wisconsin
Harvey Grap Son Male 13 Wisconsin
Helen Grap Daughter Female 11 Wisconsin
Irving Grap Son Male 9 Wisconsin
Viola Grap Daughter Female 6 Wisconsin

Fred & Martha (Kalsow) Grap Farm, Globe, Weston, Clark, Wisconsin


1926 Weston, Clark, WI Plat Map., Sec. 17, 21 & 22


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