Scrapbook Gleanings of Dorchester

Mayville Township, Clark Co., WI

Contributed by Linda J. Mertens.

 

Alpha-Index

 

FORMAT: NAME-BORN-BIRTHPLACE-DEATH-MARRIED--AGE AT DEATH

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FRANK TEPOLT

Frank Tepolt1 December 4, 1880 Germany June 20, 1953 72

Emma Vetter August 2, 1876 Kentland, IN December 23, 1946 70
(Married October 25, 1905)

Frances
(Married Emil Schneider)

Emma's sisters:
Minnie Vetter
Tena Vetter

Emma's brother:
William 1932

1Came to America as a small boy with his parents and settled on a farm north of Dorchester.

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STEPHEN TEPOLT

Stephen Tepolt

Alma Nichols1 April 23, 1888 Stetsonville 1963-64 75
(Married November 9, 1910, Stetsonville)

Lucille Watsontown, PA
(Married Donevan Zierke)

Bernice Marshfield
(Married Edward Rappe)

Kenneth Appleton

1 Lived in Stetsonville until 1922 when she moved to Marshfield.

Marie Tepolt was married to Pete Leonhard. Sister of Stephen and Frank?

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ADOLPH VETTER

Adolph Vetter

Mrs. Vetter

Christina July 19, 1874 Indiana 1953 78

Minnie January 8, 1884 Town of Mayville 1961 76

Alma Ida April 4, 1886 Town of Mayville 1957 71

William

Emma
(Married Frank Tepolt)

4 other sons

Family moved to Dorchester area in 1881 and homesteaded farm 2 miles northeast of village.

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MAX VIRCKS

Max E. Vircks1 July 17, 1886 Germany January 29, 1958 71

Helen Stahnke 1889 August 17, 1932 43
(Married June 8, 1910)

Lydia Gutwasser April 12, 1976 84
(Married April 5, 1934)

Clarence March 4, 1911 Medford September 1996 85
(Married Erma Holtz, June 12, 1939)

Lester H. May 22, 1914 Athens 1963 49
(Married June Paulson, October 24, 1938)

Marvin2 About 1915
(Married Gladys Jones, October 4, 1941)

(Brothers and Sisters of Max)

William, Albert, Otto, Herman
Martha (Lueck), Olga (Zuther)
Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

1Immigrated to America with his parents as a young child, settling east of Stetsonville. Former village president, county supervisor, and village trustee; operated a barber shop in Dorchester from 1916 to 1938; inspector of bees in Wisconsin and Louisiana. According to his obituary, he was instrumental in procuring public water and sewer facilities for Dorchester, paving County Trunk A from Dorchester to Highway 13, and largely responsible for planting of trees along that road.

2Graduated from high school in 1933 with Max Kronschnabl. Died from cancer.

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FRED WERNER

Fred Werner1 April 20, 1879 Bodenbach, Germany February 7, 1959 79

Emma Malchow2 March 20, 1888 Dorchester September 4, 1965 77
(Married September 26, 1906) 21?

Walter (Milwaukee)

Herbert (Milwaukee)

Amelia (Milwaukee)
(Married Lawrence Genrich)

Julia (Colby)
(Married Frank Hunt)

Bertha (Colorado Springs)
(Married Harold Taylor)

1Came to America in 1884 with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Werner and settled on a farm west of Dorchester.

2Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Malchow; had farm one mile north of Dorchester.

After their marriage, Fred and Emma moved to a farm in the Town of Little Black. Then they moved to a farm in the Town of Mayville. Mr. Werner became associated with the cattle-buying business with Henry Mertens, a partnership that lasted 20 years. He continued in the cattle-buying business another 20 years before retiring. Moved to town in 1947.

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WIGSTADT

Mr. Wigstadt

Mrs. Wigstadt

William
(Married Martha Freim, October 19

Tom

Ben May 3, 19501

Anna

1Electrocuted when the boom of a well-drilling rig came into contact with a high-voltage power line in Stetsonville.

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DELBERT WINCHELL

Delbert Martin (Del) Winchell August 28, 18851 Dorchester April 16, 1960 74

Clara Mary Krakenberger February 15, 1888 Dorchester August 30, 1958 70
(Married April 3, 1907, Dorchester)

Harold October 21, 1909 December 31, 1967 58
(Married Bertha Haufe, June 2, 1945)

Vernetta "Verna" May 18, 1911 Dorchester
(Married Max J. Wilke, October 26, 1927, Dorchester)
Hilda, Bernice, Norman, Darlene, Betty

Eunice Nora February 6, 1913 Dorchester February 19, 1974 61
(Married John Joseph "Jack" Heier, February 23, 1933, Dorchester)
Bonita, Carol, Jeanine, John, Galen

Nora Myrtle February 18, 1915
(Married Frank Lang, July 3, 1939)
Nancy, Shirley
(Married David Motelet, January 28, 1961)

Donavan April 18, 1917
(Married Helen Berry, January 20, 1940; divorced)
(Married Anna Rasch, May 2, 1969)

1Son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Winchell; born on father's homestead 2 miles north and mile west of St. Louis corner.

Del and Clara were married at the home of Clara's mother. After their marriage the Winchell's operated the farm where he was born until 1947 when they moved to town.

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AUGUST WILKE

August Wilke

Wilhelmine Offoldt

Herman August1 August 16, 1888 Germany April 25, 1957 68
(Married Anna Wolf, June 2, 1914, Dorchester)

Erna May 2, 1895 Watertown 1946 50
(Married Paul Schultz, December 10, 1913)
Clarence, Albert, Leona, Verna

Max J.3 November 28, 1904 Town of Mayville February 10, 1982 77
(Married Vernetta "Verna" Winchell, October 26, 1927, Dorchester)
Hilda, Bernice, Norman2, Darlene, Betty
(Married Ruth Broeske)

George (Marshfield)
(Married

Richard (Sheboygan)
(Married

Bernard (Sheboygan)
(Married

Otto Before 1957
(Married

1Farmed northwest of village for 36 years (1910-46); then moved into Dorchester.
2Married Ruth Broeske, September 22, 1951.
3Max and Verna lived on Wilke farm until 1958 when the house was destroyed by fire; they then moved 1 miles north of Dorchester.
(Albert Braun married Bertha Wilke, October 22, 1889, Germany) Any relation?
(Henry W. Malchow, Sr. married Amelia Wilke, 1881, Milwaukee) Any relation?

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BERNARD WOLF

Bernard Wolf1

Selma Bertha Vetterline July 18, 1861 Rushdorf-Sachsen 1950
(Married January 9, 1882, Germany) Germany

Hulda June 2, 1887 Town of Mayville April 26, 1936 48
(Married Joseph Ruprich, January 9, 1906)
Alfred, Anna, Hildegarde, Arnold, Alvin, Elmer

Ida (Colby)
(Married John Schwartz2, October 29, 1907)

Ella (Medford)
(Married Anton Boxrucker)
Hattie (Married Joe Hennlich)

Anna January 27, 1893 Town of Mayville 1969-70 76
(Married Herman Wilke, June 2, 1914, Dorchester)

Emma (Dorchester)
(Married William Tauchen)

Elsa (Auburndale)
(Married Arthur Bruesewitz

Carl (Canada)

Edwin (Dorchester) April 26, 1955 66
(Married Lydia Edna Gray, September 28, 1922, Sayre, Oklahoma)
Lois

William Otto February 9, 1902 Town of Mayville February 18, 1974 72
(Married Hilda Korth, June 24, 1930, Dorchester)

3 children died in infancy; (12 children total)
Bernard and Selma immigrated to U.S. in 1882 and moved to a farm in the Town of Mayville in 1883.
1Built the "new" Hilltop School.
2John Schwartz was born June 15, 1880, in Austria and came to Dorchester area with his parents at age 3 (1883-84) settling on a farm near Stetsonville. After marriage, the couple lived on a farm 3 miles north and 4 miles west of Dorchester for 8 years (1907-15), then moved to a neighboring farm. Moved to Colby in 1942.

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ANTON YOUNKER

Anton (Tony) Younker August 1, 1879 Germany May 21, 1963 83

Rosa Behring March 15, 1891 Town of Mayville 1969-70 78
(Married May 19, 1909, Dorchester)

Rudolph (Rudy) December 25, 1909 Dorchester 1972-73 63
(Married Mae Stange1, November 8, 1932)
8 children
(Married Sophie Prelock, May 6, 1959, Abbotsford)

Vera 1914
(Married George Henning)

Loretta June 9, 1921 Town of Mayville December 16, 1988 67
(Married Gilbert Fritsche, October 1941, Dorchester)
Donald
Norbert July 21, 1977 46
(Married Vera Jensen)

Eva 1913
(Married Adolph Kind)

Anna
(Married Rynold Nuernberger, June 23)

Anton came to Dorchester area as a small boy with his parents. In 1911 moved to farm in Town of Mayville. Anton and Rosa retired about 1954 and moved to Colby. In 1959 Loretta and Gilbert Fritsche were on the farm.

1Died from brain tumor March 4, 1957, age 45.

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CHRISTIAN YOUNKER

Christian Younker1 1886

Crescentia Jung2 February 24, 1855 Rottenberg January 9, 1942
(Married 1875) Bavaria 8?

William Miller September 5, 1914
(Married July 25, 1889)

Joseph August 19, 1883 Town of Mayville January 18, 1942 59
(Married Magdalene Gabriel, July 17, 1912, Colby)
Joe, Leo, Rita, Ruth, Raymond

Anton
(Married Rosa Behring)
Rudy, Norbert, etc.

Anna July 27, 1884 Dorchester February 17, 1972 87
(Married John Fritsch, October 28, 1902)

Mary (Abbotsford)
(Married Chris Bremer)

William Miller (Fifield)

Bertha Miller (Stanley)

Two children died in infancy.

Christian and Crescentia Younker came to America March 19, 1882.

1Drowned while logging near Phillips.
2Lived on a farm 2 miles west of Dorchester from 1882 to 1914 (later Younker's tavern?)

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JOSEPH YOUNKER

Joseph Younker3 August 19, 1883 Town of Mayville January 18, 1942 59

Magdalene (Marie) Gabriel1 March 22, 1893 Delmenhorst September 23, 1951 58
(Married July 17, 1912, Colby) Germany

Joseph Jr.

Leo A. March 6, 1915 Town of Mayville February 21, 1974 58
(Married Lenore Rahn, May 25, 1938, Dorchester)
Gerald, Thomas, Jean, Marcia, Deanna, Kathleen, Colleen, (1 other son)

Rita Marie2 May 26
(Married Robert Kruger)

Ruth Jeannine2 May 26 May 28 2 days

Raymond In infancy

The Dale Seidel home has been in the family since 1936.

1Sister of Mrs. John Stoiber, Jr.
2Twins
3Charter member of Catholic Order of Foresters.
Moved to farm in this community immediately after marriage. Mrs. Younker moved to Dorchester in 1947.

 

 


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