Obit: Noetzel, August Herman (1868 - 1949)
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----Source: Greenwood Library Scrapbook Collection, MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD 11/ /1949





August Herman Noetzel in 1937



Greenwood Funeral services for August Herman Noetzel, 81, have been tentatively scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, immediately following a short service at the Noetzel home.

He died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday at his home. The Rev. B. M. Fresenborg will officiate and the junior choir of the West Side Evangelical and Reformed Church will sing at the rites. The remains will be cremated later.

The body will lie in state at the Schiller Funeral Home until Monday morning, when it will be taken to the Noetzel home.

Mr. Noetzel was born in (Montroy) Germany Dec. 1, 1868. He received his education there and came to the United States at the age of 17, residing with relatives in La Crosse before going to New Bedford, Bristol Co., Mass. (nicknamed "the Whaling City)

He was married April 7, 1896 to Coralie Marie Van Dan Vossche. They came to Greenwood in 1899 and he was a merchant her until he retired several years ago.

He once served as clerk of the School Board and held several offices in the Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church.

Surviving are his wife and three children, Mrs. Walter (Ruth) Latwein, McIntosh, S. D. Miss Ambrosia Noetzel, San Bernadino, Calif., and Dr. Grover A. J. Noetzel, Coral Gables, Fla.
Three grandchildren also survive.






10 YEARS AGO WEEK -- Aug. Noetzel, late from Massachusetts, arrived in the city Wednesday evening and is fitting up rooms in the Delano building for a first class barber shop and bathroom.  Greenwood Gleaner, 1899


August Herman Noetzel belonged to the prestigious Greenwood Commercial Club and was present for the Banquet held in honor of the unveiling of the Peace Monument given to the city by Ernest Durig in 1937. 


Cemetery Record


1888 Passenger List 19 Apr 1888



Passport 1905



Naturalization Record




BioM: Van Der Bosche, Coralie Marie (1896)


----Source: Massachusetts Marriage Records


Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915

Groom: August Noetzel, 28 yr. old male, born in Germany, barber
Marriage Date: 7 Apr 1896, Priest: Henry J. Mussely of New Bedford (44 yr. old immigrate from Belgium in 1893)
Location: New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Father's Name: William Noetzel
Mother's Name: Augusta Luetka
Bride: Coralie Van Der Bosche, 17 (1879) yr. old female, dressmaker
Father's Name: Cyrille Van Der Bosche
Mother's Name: Adele Vlainer/Valinor




Obit: Noetzel, Augusta Luetka (1823>1832) - 1902


----Source: Greenwood Gleaner, 9 May 1902, Greenwood, WI




A. H. Noetzel received the sad intelligence the first of the week that his mother had recently died in Germany.  She was over seventy years of age and it was fifteen years ago that Mr. Noetzel last saw his mother.




Bio: Noetzle, Ruthete "Ruth" Hazel  (birth-1897)


----Source: Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915


Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915
Ruthete H. Noetzel, female
Birth Date: 13 Mar 1897 in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Father: August H. Noetzel
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother: Coralie Van Denboshe
Mother's Birthplace: Belgium



Obit: Lawien, Ruth Hazel Noetzel (1897 - 1981)


----Source: Family Records

Mrs Ruth Hazel Lawien Noetzel, 84 yr. old female
Event: 23 Nov 1981, Aberdeen, South Dakota
Residence: Mcintosh, SD recorded 23 Nov 1981
Occupation: Church Organist, [Accompanist], [Soloists]
Birth: 13 Mar 1897 at New Bedford, Massachusetts
Death: 20 Nov 1981, Mandan, North Dakota
Burial Place: Mcintosh
Husband: Walter Lawien
Son: Merrill




Bio: Noetzel, Ambrosia Carolie (1904 - 1994)


----Source: Family Records, Ancient Faces


Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926

Ambrosia C. Noetzel, white American female
Birth: 1 Apr 1904 in Greenwood, Clark, Wisconsin, United States
Father: August H. Noetzel, born in Germany
Mother: Coralie Vanden Bosshe, born in Belgium


Ambrosia Noetzel was born on April 1, 1904 in Greenwood, Eaton twp., Clark Co., Wis.  Ambrosia Noetzel resided in Powell, Park County, Wyoming 82435.   when she died at the age of 90 in She died 26 Sep 1994 at age 90 having lived 18 years longer than the average Noetzel family member.


"In 1904, in the year that Ambrosia Noetzel was born, the World's Fair, officially known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Attended by nearly 19.7 million people (and later the subject of a Judy Garland film), the Fair was funded by federal, state and local sources to the tune of $15 million. As the name suggests, the Fair was suggested as a way to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. In the past, World's Fairs were a way of bringing new technology to the attention of the masses and this fair was no exception - the use of electricity (the public feared it at the time), personal cars, airplanes, and the electric streetcar were all highlighted.

In 1912, when she was just 8 years old, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1926, by the time she was 22 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1942, she was 38 years old when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1994, in the year of Ambrosia Noetzel's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term." Ancient Faces


Obit: Noetzel, Ambrosia Coralie (1904 - 1994)


----Source: Cemetery Records

Ambrosia Coralie Noetzel, female, 90 yrs. old
Burial: 1994 in Greenwood, Clark, Wisconsin, United States of America
Event Place (Original):
Greenwood, Clark, Wisconsin, United States of America
Birth: 01 Apr 1904 in Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.
Death: 26 Sep 1994
Cemetery: Greenwood City Cemetery




Bio: Noetzel, Dr. Grover A. J. (1908 - 1998)


----Source: Family Records, Ancient Faces, Family Search


Grover A Noetzel was born on June 14, 1908. He died on April 18, 1998 at age 89. We know that Grover A Noetzel had been residing in Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 33134.


Ship Manifest 8 Apr 1930


Obit: Noetzel, Grover A. (1908 - 1998)


Florida Death Index, 1877-1998

Obit: Noetzel, Grover A. J. (1908 - 1998)

Grover A J Noetzel, 89 yr. old white male
Death Date: 18 Apr 1998 in Dade, Florida, United States
Birth: 14 Jun 1908



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