Warner Township

Clark County, Wisconsin

Warner Township Pioneers

By Sharon Short & the Clark Co., WI History Buffs

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SCHWARZE family, Warner township

1875 census: Schwartz, Henry; 5 male, 4 female

1895 census, head of family: Henry Schwarze 7 male

Herman Heinrich "Henry Schwarze was a half brother to Hans Herman, and his twin brother, Johannes Conrad Schwarze. The three brothers emigrated from Brosen, Lippe-Detmold, Germany to the USA together in 1867, first residing in Sheboygan, WI and later helped to establish a Lippe-Detmold community in Warner township. (See the Warner Community page for a description of Lippe-Detmold and a history of its settlers in America). 

18 Oct 1883: Henry Schwarze, of the Schwarze Settlement, northwest of Greenwood, was with a friend in Neillsville this morning.

SCHWARZE, Herman Heinrich (6 May 1838 - 3 June 1896)

Herman Heinrich Schwarze (parents Hans Herman and Sophia nee Kemme Schwarze) was known as "Henry" and he married Louise Friederike Caroline Viole (28 Feb 1834 - 5 May 1855, parents Heinrich and Frederika nee Reike Viole) on November 18, 1863 in Lippe-Detmold, Germany (near Hanover). They are buried in UCC cemetery, Warner township. They had 11 children (per August Hermans' 1959 obit), those found in records: Frederic Henry (1866-1928 obit), Mrs. Bertha Wilson (1867-1923 obit), Carl Simon (1874-1955 obit), Ernest (1876-1959 obit), August Johannes (1878-1923 obit), Herman August (1879-1959 obit), and William (of CA), Mrs. Louisa Welch (of Missouri), per 1928 obit of Frederick Henry.

THE LOYAL TRIBUNE - 23 April 1908: "Miss Clara Schwarze (dau of John and Katherine nee Zeissel Schwarze) of Greenwood is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs, I. N. Welch in this village."  Marriages 13 June 1877 Louise "Swats" (Schwarze) married Israel N. Welch.

SCHWARZE, Frederic Henry (22 Sept 1866 - 11 June 1928)

Fredrick Henry Schwarze was born Sept. 22, 1866, at Lippe Detmold, Germany (Parents = Herman Heinrich and Louise Friederike Caroline nee Viole Schwarze). On Aug. 19, 1901 he was united in marriage to Miss Nevada Laver. For some time they lived in Greenwood and then moved to their present home in the town of Eaton. This union was blessed with nine children, two (Benjamin Frederick died 1903 and Carrol Irving died 1923) preceding their father in death. After an illness of 10 days he died at the Marshfield hospital of Pneumonia June 11, 1928, at the age of 61 years, 8 months and 19 days.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife and seven children, Mrs. (Ellen) Dux of Neillsville,

Mrs. Clarence (Jennie 2 Aug 1910 - 28 Nov 1995) Hendrickson of the town of Beaver, Clifford, Susan, Hilda, Calvin and Loraine at home. He also leaves 2 sisters, Mrs. Louise Welsh of Missouri, and Mrs. Bertha Wilson of South Dakota, and 4 brothers, Will of California, Simon of Greenwood, Ernest and August of the town of Warner. The funeral was held from the West Side Reformed Church. Interment was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. 

SCHWARZE, Carroll Irving (15 Dec 1912 - 29 Jan 1923)

Carroll, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred (Nevada) Schwarze of Greenwood died at the Chippewa hospital Jan. 29, 1923. Deceased was born Dec. 15, 1912 and was therefore 10 years, 1 month and 14 days of age. He was taken sick Jan. 3 with pneumonia, his condition growing worse he was taken to the Chippewa Falls Hospital, where on Jan. 17 he underwent an operation. His condition seemed improved until he suffered a relapse and died. He leaves to mourn his loss, his father and mother, two brothers and five sisters. One brother (Benjamin died 1903) preceded him in death about 19 years ago. Funeral services were held from the West Side Church. Interment was made in the family lot in the West Side Cemetery.

SCHWARZE, Calvin J. (12 July 1916 - 25 Sept 1982)

Calvin Schwarze, 66, of 921 Nightengale St., Ironwood, Mich., died at his home Sept. 25, 1982. Funeral services were at Rinka Funeral Home, Greenwood. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were members of the Greenwood American Legion. Calvin Schwarze was born to Fred and Nevada (nee Lawver) Schwarze at Greenwood, Clark County, on July 12, 1916 (Aug 12 1916 per cemetery records). He received his education at Eaton School. He worked as a log cutter in various locations in the northern part of the state and lived at Wakefield, Mich. for many years. He had been living in Ironwood Mich. since 1947. He was never married. He was a Veteran of World War II. He was also a member of D.A.V. Northland 66. Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Ellen Dux of Neillsville, Mrs. Clifford (Susan) Christoffersen of Ontario, Mrs. Jennie Hendrickson of Marshfield, Mrs. Hilda Bjorkson of Racine and Mrs. Jim (Lorraine) Overstreet of Racine. Preceding him in death beside his parents were three brothers.

Wilson, Louise Bertha nee SCHWARZE (9 Oct 1867 - 26 Nov 1933)

Louise Bertha Wilson, daughter of Henry and Louise Schwarze, was born Oct. 9, 1867, at Franklin, Wis. In her childhood she came with her parents to Clark Co, where they settled on a farm west of Greenwood. She was later united in marriage with Frank W. Scranton to which union three sons and four daughters were born. Mr. Scranton preceded his wife in death about 28 years ago. Mrs. Scranton was married for the second time to Charles Wilson. Mrs. Wilson was ailing for several months and passed from this life on Nov. 26, 1933 at her home in Timber Lake S.D. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, three sons, Ray, Erwin and Melvin of Holcomb, Wis. four daughters, Mrs. Josephine Blegen, Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. Mary Tweder, Aberdeen, S.D.; Mrs. Gertrude Sorenson, Timber Lake, S.D.; Mrs. Alva Dries, Omaha, Neb., four brothers, Simon, August and Ernest of Greenwood, Wis., William of California and a sister, Mrs. Louise Welsh of Nebraska. The funeral was held at Withee, and the body was laid to rest in the Withee Cemetery.

SCHWARZE, Carl "Simon" (8 Dec 1874 - 12 April 1955)

An 80-year-old lifelong resident of Greenwood, Simon Schwarze, died April 12, 1955. He had been in ill health the past 21 months. Mr. Schwarze was born Dec. 8, 1874, in the Town of Warner (parents = Henry and Louisa nee Viole Schwrze) and received is education in the rural schools. On July 20, 1901, he was married to Augusta Kotsch at Fairchild. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was engaged in farming and various occupations. Surviving are his wife, four sons, Emil (1903-1965 obit) Schwarze, Marshfield; Carl Schwarze, Napa, Calif.; Wesley (8 May 1908 - 13 Aug 1979) Schwarze, Greenwood

and Herbert (21 April 1881 - 10 Feb 1987) Schwarze, Wauwatosa, two brothers, Ernest and August Schwarze, both of Greenwood. Four brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Stabnow Funeral Home, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial took place in the Greenwood Cemetery.

SCHWARZE, Augusta M. nee Kotsch (12 July 1882 - 12 Jan 1969)

The former Augusta M. Kotsch was born in Germany July 15, 1882. She came to the United States at the age of 12 with her parents and settled in Fairchild, Wis., where she was married July 20, 1901, to Simon (Carl) Schwarze. He preceded her in death April 12, 1955. After her marriage she came to Greenwood and resided here until October of 1966, when she entered the Memorial Home at Neillsville. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Survivors include two sons, Wesley, Greenwood Herbert, Hopkins, Minn. She was preceded in death by two sons, a sister and two brothers.

SCHWARZE, Wesley marriage 5 Sept 1942

Miss Sylvia A. Schuette (born 1910), only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schuette, Greenwood exchanged wedding vows with Wesley J. Schwarze, son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Schwarze, also of Greenwood, on Sept. 5, 1942, the ceremony in the rectory of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schwarze, brother and sister-in-law of the groom, were the only attendants. A dinner for immediate relatives and friends followed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schwarze. The bride had been employed previous to the time of her marriage at the Farmer's and Merchant's Bank, Greenwood, and the groom, a graduate of the Greenwood High School, is assistant postmaster at Greenwood.

SCHWARZE, Herman (21 April 1912 - 10 Feb 1987)

Herbert Schwarze was born April 21, 1912 in Wisconsin. He was the son of Carl Simon and Augusta Matilda (Kotsch). He married Carolynn "Carol" Iverson who was born in 1911 (born 29 July 1911, died 15 Nov 1999). Herbert was a prominent businessman and belonged to the prestigious City Commercial Club and took part in the Greenwood Peace Memorial Dedication that took place October 3, 1937. In March of 1937, Herbert purchased the Zetsche residence. O. G. Kimball had been renting the W. G. Hartson home. The Schwarze family moved into their new home when Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hartson moved moved back into their own home which was then occupied by the Schwarze family. Mr. and Mrs. Kimball then moved into the W. G. Hartson home when H. H. Hartson left. Herb and Carol had a son August 2, 1936 and named him Robert Allen. He died two months before his seventh birthday from rheumatic fever after a six-week illness at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis where he was taken the morning of his death. He and Carolynn were also buried in the Greenwood City Cemetery.

Robert Allen Schwarze,

Robert Allen Schwarze, 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schwarze, Greenwood, Clark County, died Thursday afternoon, June 10, 1943 at 5 o'clock at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, where he was taken that morning. Death resulted from rheumatic fever and complications following a six-week illness. Robert, son of Herbert and Carolyn (Iverson) Schwarze, was born in Greenwood Aug. 2, 1936, and lived there all his life. He was a pupil in the first grade in the Greenwood Public School. Surviving besides his parents are two brothers, Herbert Jr., and Roger, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Schwarze and Roger Iverson, all of Greenwood.

SCHWARZE, Emil Paul (18 Aug 1903 - 19 Jan 1965)

Emil Paul Schwarze, 61, of 200A E. Eighth St., died of a heart attack Jan. 19, 1965 at the Marshfield Convalescent Home, where he had been a patient. He had been in ill health for the past 20 years. Funeral services were held at the Hansen Chapel. The pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, and the Rev. Roger Schwarze, Ellison Bay, officiated and burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Emil Paul Schwarze was born Aug. 18, 1903, at Greenwood, and received his education there. His marriage to Dorothy Beecher took place Aug. 5, 1930, at Greenwood. Mr. Schwarze had been employed by the Wuethrich Creamery and the Farmers Store in Greenwood. In 1951, they came to Marshfield. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Kay) Woldt, Marshfield his mother, Mrs. Augusta (nee Kotsch) Schwarze, Greenwood, three brothers, Wesley Schwarze, Greenwood, Carl Schwarze, Napa, Calif. and Herbert Schwarze, Hopkins, Minn.

SCHWARZE, Dorothy B. nee Beecher (7 May 1907 - 8 July 2007)

Dorothy Schwarze, 100, Dorothy B. Schwarze, Phillips, died July 8, 2007 at the Pleasant View Nursing Home, Phillips, at the age of 100. She was born on May 7, 1907, in Wauwatosa, the daughter of William and Minnie (Kocher) Beecher. She grew up on a farm north of Greenwood. She was co-valedictorian of the Greenwood High School class of 1926. She married Emil Schwarze on August 5, 1930, at the home of her grandparents in Greenwood. He preceded her in death in 1965. She was employed at various places, including the Farmers Store in Greenwood, Klismet Furniture and Appliance, the Consumer Store and for many years as a secretary and bookkeeper for Merkel Electric in Marshfield. She made her home in Phillips following her retirement in 1972. She is survived by her daughter Kay Woldt, Phillips. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Emil; her son-in-law Frank Woldt and one granddaughter, Pamela Woldt.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

SCHWARZE, Ernest (22 Mar 1876 - 5 Mar 1959)

Services were held at the Hill Funeral Home for Ernest Schwarze, 82, a lifelong resident of Greenwood, who died March 5, 1959, in St. Joseph's Hospital at Marshfield. Burial was made at Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Schwarze was born March 22, 1876, (parents = Henry and Louisa nee Viole Schwarze) in the Town of Warner and worked as a stone mason and farmer. In July of 1955 he entered the Clark Co Home. In June of 1958 he was taken to the Bethel Convalescent Home at Arpin following a stroke. He is survived by one brother, August Schwarze, Greenwood.

SCHWARZE, August Johannes (1878 - 1923)

Word was received here last week that John (August Johannes) Schwarze had been accidentally killed at Williston, N.D. His brother August left for there at once and brought the body to Withee Sunday, where it was met by by G.W. Bishop. Funeral services were held at the West Side Church Monday afternoon. Interment was made in the West Side Cemetery. (Not on UCC or Master cemetery list) John Schwarze (Son of Herman Heinrich and Louise nee Viole Schwarze) was a brother of Simon, August and Ernest Schwarze, all of Greenwood. Deceased was a single man and was well known here by many. He resided here until a few years ago, when he went out west.

THE LOYAL TRIBUNE - 23 April 1908: "Mr. and Mrs. Schwarze and Miss Leona Christianson were visitors at Greenwood last Sunday with the former's brother, August Schwarze."

SCHWARZE, August Herman (23 July 1879 - 11 Sept 1959)

August Herman Schwarze, 80, a lifelong resident of Greenwood, died Sept 11, 1959, at his home. Death was due to complications of old age. Rites were held at the West Side United Church of Christ. Interment took place in the parish cemetery.  Mr. Schwarze was born July 23, 1879, (born July 28 1879 per cemetery records) in the town of Warner where he received his education. He was the son of Henry and Louise Viole Schwarze. He was married to Marie Vollrath in Greenwood, April 10, 1907. (Marie Mathile Vollrath 7 Oct 1878 - 10 Oct 1979, parents Phillip and Louise Klocke Vollrath) They operated a farm 3 miles west of Greenwood until 1946 when they retired and moved to the city. Active in township affairs, Mr. Schwarze had been treasurer of his school district for 28 years and served on the town board for a number of years. He was a member of the West Side Church consistory for many years. He is survived by his wife and a son, Alvin, at home. Mr. Schwarze was the last member of a family of 11 children.

SCHWARZE, Alvin Oskar (28 Jan 1908 - 13 Oct 1982)

Funeral services for Alvin Schwarze, 74, formerly of Greenwood, were at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Greenwood. Mr. Schwarze died Oct. 13, 1982 at the Clark Co Health Care Center, Owen. Burial was in the Westside Cemetery. Alvin Schwarze was born on Jan. 28, 1908, in the Town of Warner, and received his education at Decker School. He graduated from Greenwood High school in 1925, and then attended Milwaukee Motor School. He lived in Joliet, Ill. for a few years and then came back to Greenwood where he lived on the home farm and operated a garage. He later moved to the City of Greenwood, where he worked for Jackson's Garage as a mechanic. Later he operated a photography business while taking care of his parents. Surviving him are his aunt and uncle, Henry and Paula Vollrath. Preceding him in death were his parents, August and Mary (nee Vollrath) Schwarze.

SCHWARZE, Alvin Oskar (1908-1982) bio

Al was born in Greenwood and attended a small country school—The Decker School—which is now nonexistent. I suppose almost everyone in Greenwood has seen or at least heard of Al Schwarze. It seems to be the natural thing if you have some photography or developing to be done, to ask Al to do it. I sometimes wonder if he really considers his work as a job or a hobby. He seems to take such pride and interest in it, is the type of person that enjoys working with things—I suppose that is one reason he likes developing and printing pictures.

The other lines of work that he endeavored seem to require work with the hands also. They include such things as mechanic and electrical work. Electric work is now more or less a hobby, but mechanics was one of his previous occupations. He attended the Motor School in Milwaukee for this sole purpose. Between the years 1942 and 1945, he was employed at Buick Motors at Melrose Park, Ill. He then returned to his hometown and worked at Jackson's Garage that has since been closed down. He says he considers this as the most important job he ever held because it was during the depression and gave him a chance to help farmers who were "hard-up" for money. Like most people I wanted to know how he decided to be a photographer and his reply was, ‘I started doing it evenings at Jack Alson's and then I took a correspondence course. I found I liked it because it's a challenge and it's interesting." He says picture taking can be a nice hobby and a lot of fun if you learn to do your own developing. That's what I like about Al Schwarze. He's not Interested in ‘getting you merely for a customer, he wants you for a friend. He wants you to enjoy the activity he loves so much! Source: By Janet Fauser, Greenwood Gleaner "Meet The Folks" columnist, July 16, 1964. An interesting side note to this article is that when I wrote it, I had no idea I'd be marrying into the Schwarze family and recording Alvin Oskar Schwarze in our family tree. Alvin's grandfather Henry and Stan's great grandfather Herman were half brothers who came to the United States in 1867 and were some of the first settlers in Warner township. As you might have already guessed, Al took the pictures of our wedding that took place in the Greenwood, WI Zion Reformed (Congregational) Church.

1895 census, head of family: Jno Schwarze 6 male, 3 female

1905 #116 Schwarze, John Head W M 55 M Germany Germany Farmer 9 O M F Catherine Wife W F 52 M Wisconsin Germany House Keeper Willie Son W M 29 S Wisconsin Wis/Ger Mason 6 Paul Son W M 17 S Wisconsin Wis/Ger Farm Laborer 9 Alfred Son W M 14 s Wisconsin Wis/Ger Farm Laborer John Son W M 14 S Wisconsin Wis/Ger Farm Laborer Arthur Son W M 10 S Wisconsin Wis/Ger Omitted-----Schwarze, Clara Daughter W F 20 S Wisconsin Wis/Ger

1893 sec 31 residence J. S. Schwarze; sec 31 J. Schwarz no residence

1906 sec 31 no residence John Schwarze; sec 32 residence John Schwarze

SCHWARZE, Johannes Conrad (24 June 1850- 11 April 1929)

John Schwarze was born in Brosen, Lippe-Detmold, Germany June 24, 1850 to Hans Herman & Sophia (Hover or Hoefer) Schwarze. He immigrated to Sheboygan, WI in 1867 along with his older (half) brother, Henry (1836-1896, son of father's first wife), and his family after his parents died when he was just nine years old. Three years later he spent a year and a half in Clark Co and then again returned to Sheboygan. On December 10, 1874 he was united in marriage to Katherine (Catharina) Zeisel. Four years later they came to Clark Co and made it their permanent home. They joined Immanuel Reformed Church and Mr. Schwarze was an elder in the congregation for many years. In 1919 they moved to Greenwood and united with Zion Reformed Church. Mrs. Schwarze passed away on October 10, 1921. Their union was blessed with eleven children of whom six are living: William of Greenwood, Mrs. William Abel, of the town of Hendren, Edward, Arthur and Alfred of the town of Warner and Mrs. Robert Raatz of Beaver Dam, Wis. In spite of much affliction he reached the ripe age of 78 years, 9 months and 17 days. Besides the six children mentioned, those who mourn his loss are his twin brother Herman, of Greenwood, a sister, Mrs. Adam Eiffler of Milwaukee. His wife, five sons, one sister and three brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services were held from the home of his son, Arthur and the Immanuel Reformed church. The body was laid to rest in the West Side cemetery.

SCHWARZE, Katherine nee Zeissel (9 Aug 1853 - 10 Oct 1921)

The deceased Katherine Schwarze, formerly Zeissel, wife of John Schwarze, was born in the Town of Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Aug 9, (Sept 8 per church records) 1853. In 1874 she was united in marriage to John Schwarze. They moved to Greenwood in 1880, where they made their home on a farm until two years ago, when they moved to this city. The union was blessed with eleven children, five of which preceded their mother in death. Three sisters and two brothers of the deceased are also dead. Mrs. Schwarze's death came suddenly on Oct. 10th, although she seemed in the enjoyment of her usual health. Those left to mourn her loss are the husband and six children, Wm. Of Greenwood; Edwin of the town of Warner; Mrs. Wm. Abel of the town of Hendren; Mrs. Robert Raatz of Columbus; Alfred of the town of Warner and Arthur on the old homestead west of Greenwood. She (The rest is cut off)

Warner Immanuel Evangelical & Reformed Church Records

Family Members: Born Christened Confirmed Died

Johannes Conrad Schwarze 24-Jun-1850 (died 11 April 1929)

Catharina (Wife) 8-Sep-1853 (nee Zeisel, died 10 Oct 1921)

Wilhelm 19-Sep-1875 4-Apr-1890 (Wilhelm Joseph, died 4 Jan 1952, m. Alma Rindfleisch)

Eddie 21-Jul-1877 17-Apr-1892 (Edwin, died 11 Oct 1950, m. Ella Rosa Humke)

Meta 20-Jan-1879 9-Mar-1879 2-Apr-1893 (died 16 June 1946, m. William Abel)

Alfred 17-Jan-1881 19-Jan-1881 (UCC east b. 11-17-1880, d. 11-19-1880)

Adolph Herman 7-Oct-1882 8-Oct-1882  (died) 8-Oct-1882 (buried UCC east)

Alvin 31-May-1884 (died) 7-Jun-1884 (buried UCC east)

Clara Johanne Katharina 25-Jun-1885 31-Mar-1886 13-Apr-1900 (died after 1950 and prior 1964, m. by 1917 to Robert Raatz; m. by 1950 to Wohfeil, lived Beaver Dam then Watertown)

Paul Emil 2-Nov-1887 2-Apr-1888 28-Mar-1902 (died) 27-Feb-1920 (not married)

Alfred Johannes 28-Jul-1890 21-Sep-1890 21-Apr-1905 (died 26 Jan 1964, m. Ella Wessel)

Johannes Heinrich 12-Jul-1891 30-Aug-1891 13-Apr-1906 (died) 4-Nov-1917 (not married)

Arthur Emil 22-Jul-1895 8-Sep-1895 25-Mar-1910 (died 1 May 1989, m. Bertha Noah)

SCHWARZE, William Joseph (19 Sept 1875 - 4 Jan 1952)

Funeral services for William Joseph Schwarze, 76, who died Jan 4, 1952, were held in Greenwood, and burial was made in the Greenwood cemetery.  Out-of-town relatives and friends at the services included Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Schwarze, Monroe; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Schwarze and Harold Schwarze, La Crosse; Mr. and Mrs. William Schwarze Jr., Milwaukee; Paul Schwarze, Racine; Donald Schwarze, A.B.2, U.S.S. Monterey, Pensacola, Fla.; and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mason, Delavan. Mr. Schwarze was born Sept 19, 1875, in Plymouth (son of John and Catharina Zeisel Schwarze). He attended the La Crosse Business Institute. His marriage to the former Alma Rindfleisch took place at Wausau Dec 24, 1908. Mr. Schwarze had been a resident of Greenwood the past 37 years. He served as city clerk of Greenwod and was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department for approximately 30 years, and also belonged to Zion Reformed Church. He is survived by six sons, Ernest, Monroe; Arnold and Harold, La Crosse; William Jr., Milwaukee; Paul, Racine and Donald, U.S. Navy; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Mason, Delavan; Miss Gertrude Schwarze, Los Angeles, Calif. and Mrs. Lloyd Halvorson, Hillman, Minn.; two brothers, Arthur, Greenwood and Alfred, Marshall, Texas and a sister, Mrs. Clara Wohlfeil, Watertown. Three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

SCHWARZE, Ernest P. (17 Oct 1909 - 8 April 1977)

Funeral services were held in Shriner-Naushwander Funeral Home for Ernest P. Schwarze, 67, of 915 16th St., who passed away April 8, 1977 in St. Claire Hospital following a lingering illness. He had been hospitalized the day before. Rev. of St. John's Church officiated and burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Ernest Schwarze was born in Greenwood on Oct. 17, 1909, and was the son of William and Alma Rindfleisch Schwarze. He graduated from Greenwood High School in 1927 and from Coyne Electric School in Chicago in 1939. He was married to Alice C. Hirsbrunner on Sept. 24, 1939, at St. John's Church. He was employed as a radio and TV serviceman for Montgomery Wards and worked for 21 years for Lanz Hardware in radio and TV service, retiring in 1973. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and of the Eagles Aerie. Surviving him are his wife, Alice two sons, Gary of Indiana and Richard of California five brothers, Arnold and Harold of La Crosse, William of Oconomowoc, Paul and Donald of Clearlake Highlands, Calif. three sisters, Gertrude of Los Angeles, Mrs. Lloyd (Celia) Halvorson of Minneapolis and Mrs. Francis (Arline) Anderson of Loyal. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1933 and his father in 1950.

SCHWARZE, Harold (7 July 1915 - 9 Dec 1984)

Harold E. Schwarze, 69, of 168 Rose St., LaCrosse died in St. Francis Medical Center on Dec. 9, 1984. He was born in Greenwood on July 7, 1915 to William and Alma (Rindfleisch) Schwarze. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He had worked at Heileman's Brewery until his retirements in 1978. He is survived by three sisters, Gertrude Schwarze of Los Angeles, Cal., Cecelia Halverson of Minneapolis, Minn., and Arlene Anderson of Holmen, Wis. four brothers, Arnold Schwarze of LaCrosse, Wis., Paul Schwarze of Milwaukee, Wis., William Schwarze of Oconomowoc, Wis., and Donald Schwarze of Clear Lake, Cal. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. There will be no services nor visitation. His body will be cremated. Burial will be at a later date at Greenwood Cemetery.

1905 #111 Schwarze, Edwin Head W M 27 M Wisconsin Wis/Ger Farmer 8 O F F Ella Wife W F 19 M Wisconsin Wisconsin House Keeper

1906 sec 29 residence E. Schwarze

SCHWARZE, Edwin (21 July 1877 - 11 Oct 1950)

Edwin Schwarze, 73, Town of Warner died at his home Oct. 11, 1950. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Funeral services were held at his home and at the West Side Reformed Church, Greenwood. Burial was made in the West Side Cemetery. Mr. Schwarze was born July 21, 1877 (son of John and Catherina Zeisel Schwarze). He came to Greenwood at the age of two, and had resided here since that time. His marriage to Ella Humke took place Dec 7, 1904. He was an implement dealer from 1928 to 1938, and at one time had also operated a threshing machine and a portable sawmill. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Theodore, Marshfield and Walter, Greenwood one daughter, Mrs. Gilbert (Lucille) Rohde, Greenwood; three brothers, William, Alfred, and Art, Greenwood and one sister, Mrs. William (Clara) Wohlfeit, Watertown. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

SCHWARZE, Ella Rose nee Humke (6 Mar 1886 - 27 July 1957)

Mrs. Ella Schwarze, 71, Greenwood, a resident of the area her entire life, died here July 27, 1957, at the home of a sister, Mrs. William Steiger. Because of her illness, she had been staying with her sister the past three weeks. Prior to that time she had been making her home with a daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Rohde of rural Greenwood. Mrs. Schwarze had been suffering with a heart ailment the past two years. Funeral services were held at the West Side Evangelical and Reformed Church. Burial took place in the parish cemetery. Mrs. Schwarze, the former Ella Rose Humke (daughter of Henry and Anna Kippenhan Humke), was born March 6, 1886, in the Town of Warner, and was educated in the township. She married Edwin Schwarze Dec. 7, 1904, in the West Side Church, and the couple moved to a farm 5 miles northwest of Greenwood. Her husband died in Oct. 1950. Mrs. Schwarze, is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Gilbert (Lucille) Rohde two sons, Theodore, Marshfield, and Walter, Greenwood; three sisters, Mrs. Helena Rossman, Spokane, and Mrs. Meda Decker, and Mrs. Steiger, Greenwood; three brothers, Theodore, Arthur and George, all of Greenwood. Her mother, Mrs. Henry Humke, died in 1956, and her father died in 1936. A brother also preceded her in death.

SCHWARZE, Walter John (26 Jan 1911 - 12 Oct 1974)

Walter John Schwarze, 63, lifelong resident of Greenwood, died suddenly at his home October 12, of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Schwarze, son of Edwin and Ella (Humke) Schwarze, was born January 26, 1911 in the Town of Warner. He attended the Decker school and the Greenwood High School. He was married June 12, 1938 to Margaret Heller in Stratford. The Schwarze's farmed on a farm five miles northwest of Greenwood. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Roger at home and Orville of Spencer; one daughter, Mrs. Norman (Janet) Olson of Milwaukee and one sister, Mrs. Gilbert (Lucille) Rohde of Greenwood. One brother preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Immanuel United Church, and burial was made in the West Side cemetery.

SCHWARZE, Paul (2 Nov 1887 - 27 Feb 1920)

Paul E. Schwarze, son of Mr. and Mrs. John (and Catharina nee Zeisel) Schwarze of Greenwood died at the Public Health Hospital at Chicago, Feb 27, 1920, after an illness of short duration, the cause of death being meningitis. Deceased was born on a farm near Greenwood, Nov 2, 1887. In 1905 he graduated from the LaCrosse Business College, after which he went back to work on the farm for several years. He then worked at the Big Store, one year after which he again attended college at LaCrosse and in 1911 graduated from the shorthand course. He then worked for the Mitchell Brg. Co. at LaCrosse for 6 months as bookkeeper, after which he was bookkeeper for the Northwestern Railway at Baraboo for 2 years. He then accepted a position at Bayfield on the Indian Reservation as chief clerk for the government where he worked for 3 years. The remainder of his life he spent in Chicago being chief clerk in the aviation department (see 1916 news article following). The body was sent to this city for burial. The funeral was held from the house and at the West Side Church. He is survived by his parents, John Schwarze, and four brothers and two sisters, who are, William, Edward, Alfred and Arthur Schwarze, and Mrs. Wm. Abel, all of Greenwood, and Mrs. R. Raatz of Beaver Dam, Wis., who was here to attend the funeral.

"Bayfield friends of Paul E. SCHWARZE are joining with the Press this week in extending him hearty congratulations over the good fortune that came to him the first of the week in a substantial promotion. He has been connected with the local Indian office, under J. W. DADY, superintendent, during the past three years, but on Tuesday received notification to report to the United State Treasury Department at Chicago. He left for Chicago Wednesday evening, and will make that city his home in the future. Previous to coming to Bayfield to accept the position in the Indian office he was a resident of Baraboo, this state, where he held a position in the office of E. E. NASH, division superintendent of the Northwestern railway...." "The Greenwood Gleaner" 6/22/1916

SCHWARZE, Alfred Johannes (28 July 1890 - 26 Jan 1964)

Alfred John Schwarze, 73, Greenwood, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Jan. 26, 1964, at his home. Funeral services were held at the Zion United Church of Christ, and burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Alfred Schwarze was born July 28, 1890 (to John and Catharina Zeisel Schwarze) in the Town of Warner. His marriage to Ella H. H. Wessel took place May 14, 1919 in the Town of Longwood. After their marriage the couple lived on a farm northwest of Greenwood until 1948, when they retired and moved to the city of Greenwood. Mr. Schwarze was a veteran of World War I, and a member of the Wallis-Hinker American Legion Post. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Irwin (Irma) Kessler, Waukesha; a son, Elroy Schwarze, Arpin; a brother, Arthur Schwarze, Greenwood. He was preceded in death by two sisters, and seven brothers.

SCHWARZE, Ella H. nee Wessel (19 June 1899 - 27 Mar 1970)

Funeral services were held at Zion United Church of Christ for Mrs. Alfred (Ella) Schwarze, 70 Greenwood who died Mar 27, 1970 at St. Joseph's Hospital at Marshfield, where she was admitted March 21.  Burial was in the Greenwood cemetery. A lifelong resident of the Greenwood area, the former Ella H. Wessel was born in the town of Longwood June 19, 1899. She was married ther May 14, 1919, to Alfred J. Schwarze, who preceded her in death Jan. 19, 1964. After their marriage the couple farmed at Greenwood until 1948, when they retired and moved into the city of Greenwood. Survivors include a son, Elroy Schwarze, Arpin; a daughter, Mrs. Irwin (Irma) Kessler, Waukesha; two brothers, Albert and Adolph Wessel, both of Greenwood and Lydia Tieman, also of Greenwood. She was also prcede in death by two brothers, Theodore and Walter Wessel.

SCHWARZE, Johannes Heinrich (12 July 1891 - 4 Nov 1917)

John Henry Schwarze was born July 12, 1891 at the home of his parents (John and Catharina Zeisel Schwarze) in the town of Warner. Deceased left home when about 16 years of age to work for himself, returning home about a year ago in poor health. He has been seeking medical aid for some time but all in vain, as his illness, which was Bright's disease (kidney disease), had too far advanced and from which he did not recover. He died peacefully Nov 4, 1917. He leaves to mourn his departure his aged parents, five brothers and two sisters, namely: Wm., Ed, Mrs. Wm. Abel and Arthur all home here, and Paul at Chicago, Mrs. Robert Raatz at Beaver Dam, Wis., and Alfred at Dale, Wis. Deceased reached the age of twenty six years, three months and twenty three days. The funeral was held from the German Reformed church with interment in the German cemetery.

SCHWARZE, Arthur Emil (22 July 1895 -1 May 1989)

Arthur Schwarze, 93, of Greenwood, died May 1, 1989, at the Colonial Living Center of Colby. Funeral services were held at the Immanuel United Church of Christ, Greenwood, and burial took place in the Westside Cemetery. Arthur Schwarze was born July 22, 1895 to John and Katherine (nee Zeisel) Schwarze in Greenwood, Wis. He attended school through the eighth grade at the Decker School. On Sept. 10, 1919, he married Bertha Noah in the town of Mead. He farmed all his life until 1975 when he retired and moved to the city of Greenwood. He served as Town Chairman, and as Town Clerk for the town of Warner. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Leroy (Bernice) Fravert, Greenwood; one son, Elmer Schwarze, Minneapolis. Preceding him in death were his wife, parents and ten brothers and sisters.

SCHWARZE, Bertha nee Noah (9 Aug. 1899 - 30 Nov. 1980)

Mrs. Bertha Schwarze, 81, of 202 S. Crocker died at her home. The funeral was at Immanuel United Church of Christ. Burial was in West Side Cemetery. The former Bertha Noah was born Aug. 9, 1899 in Greenwood. On Sept. 10, 1919, she and Arthur Schwarze were married in the town of Mead. She had attended schools in Mead. She and her husband farmed in the town of Warner. In 1975, they moved to the city of Greenwood.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Mrs. LeRoy (Bernice) Fravert of Greenwood; one son, Elmer of Minneapolis, two brothers, Emil of Greenwood and Oscar of Cochrane; two sisters, Mrs. Selma Holman of Grafton and Mrs. Alvina Peters of Milwaukee.

1875 census: Schwartz, Herman; 1 male, 2 female

1895 census, head of family: Herman Schwarze 6 male, 3 female

1905 #35 Schwarze, Herman Head W M 55 M Germany Germany Farmer 8 O F Christiana Wife W F 56 M Germany Germany House Keepe Adolph Son W M 21 S Wisconsin Germany Farm Laborer 8 Augusta Son W M 18 S Wisconsin Germany Farm Laborer 10 Otto Son W M 16 S Wisconsin Germany Farm Laborer  Warnke, Christian Ward W M 14 S Wisconsin Germany Farm Laborer 

1880 sec 28, 32 no residence H. Schwartze

1893sec 20 residence H. Schwarz; sec 17, 28, 32, 33 no residence H. Schwarz;

1906 sec 17 no residence, sec 20 residence Herm. Schwarze

Sept 20, 1901: Herman Schwarze of the West side is building a large brick house on the site of his old house, his brother John being the master in the brick work while the Decker Bros. Are doing the carpenter work. Greenwood Gleaner

Herman Schwarze, (twin of Johannes Conrad Schwarze) a blacksmith, and also a dealer in plows, of section 29 to 27, Warner Township, was born in Lippe-Detmold, Germany, June 24, 1850, the son of Hans H. and Mary S. (Hoefer) Schwarze, both natives of Germany. The former died when Herman was nine years old, and the latter when he was ten years. He came to the United States in 1867 and first lived in Sheboygan Co one year, working at his trade, after which he spent two years in Miami, Manitowoc Co. In 1870 he came to this county, locating in Warner Township, which he has since made his home. He worked in the lumber camps as blacksmith five or six winters, and in 1874 began work in his present shop, which, with the exception of two years spent in the camps, he has since continued. He owns a farm of 121 acres, twenty of which is cleared.

Herm's Schwarze Family

Mr. Schwarze was married in the fall of 1874, to Christina Meier, who was born in Brandenburg, Prussia, November 5, 1848, the daughter of Michael Meier. They have had nine children, eight of whom are now living: Helen, Matilda, George, Albert, Herman, Adolph, Augusta and Otto. Mr. Schwarze was a member of the Side Board four years, and is the present incumbent Road Overseer two years, and School Treasurer twelve years. He is a member of the German Reformed Church, of which he is a deacon, and also superintendent of Sunday school at Immanuel Church. In politics he votes for the man, regardless of party. History

SCHWARZE, Herman (24 June 1850 - 27 Aug 1944)

 Herman Schwarze, 94, a pioneer resident of Greenwood, died at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George Schwarze, Greenwood. He had been in failing health the past two months. Mr. Schwarze was born in Germany June 24, 1850, and came to the United States as a young man with his twin brother, John. After a short time in Sheboygan Co, he came to Greenwood 74 years ago. He and his wife, the former Christine Meier, whom he married Nov 11, 1873, were among the first pioneers to make their home at Decker Corners, where he operated a blacksmith shop. In 1893 they moved to a farm now operated by the son, Otto, and left that place in 1920 to make their home in Greenwood. The Schwarzes were charter members of West Side Immanuel Reformed Church when it was organized 70 years ago. Since the death of his wife Feb 27, 1937, he had been making his home with his children. Three sons died: Albert on Aug. 16, 1944, Dr. Herman in 1932, and Frederick in infancy. A daughter, Mrs. Fred (Helen) Buker, died in 1940. Surviving are three sons, George, Adolph, and Otto, all of Greenwood two daughters, Mrs. Mathilda Brick, Greenwood, and Mrs. Sidney (Augusta) Green, Pueblo, Colo.

SCHWARZE, Christine nee Meier (5 Nov 1848 - 21 Feb 1937)

Mrs. Christine Schwarze was born Nov 5, 1848 in Brandenburg, Germany, the daughter of Micheal Meier and Louisa Zunow. The Zunow family was of Huguenot descent and were forced to flee from France to Germany. At the age of 23, she came to Franklin, Sheboygan Co and on Nov 11, 1873 was united in marriage to Herman Schwarze. In 1893, they moved to the farm now operated by their son, Otto, where they lived until 1920. She is survived by her husband and seven children: Helen, Mrs. Fred Buker, Mathilda, Mrs. Fred Brick, George, Albert, Adolph and Otto, all of Greenwood and Augusta, Mrs. Sidney Greene, Pueblo, Colo. Two children, Frederick, who died in infancy and Dr. Herman Schwarze who died October 25, 1932 and three sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Schwarze passed away at her home February 21, 1937 from old age complications and funeral services were held from the Zion Reformed church. She was laid to rest in the West Side cemetery. The pallbearers were six grandsons: Durward Schwarze, Ewald Schwarze, Harvey Schwarze, Orlin Schwarze, George Buker and Alvin Brick.

Jan 28, 1881: Measles has made it appearance at Loyal and now Greenwood expects to have a full run of that disease. Congestion of the lungs still prevails to considerable extent. A family by the name of Schwarze (Herman Christina's children) northwest of town, have five children down with this dreaded disease. Dr. Thomas reports most of these cases convalescent. The doctor has been very successful in fact, so far as we know, has not lost a single case of either diphtheria or congestion this winter, and he has had a great many cases to treat. Clark Co., Press 

SCHWARZE, Albert (9 Aug 1878 - 16 Aug 1944)

Albert Schwarze, 66, died at his home in Greenwood. Death followed a year's illness caused by a heart ailment. Mr. Schwarze had been a patient at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, last winter, and again was hospitalized in Marshfield for a week about a month ago. Mr. Schwarze was born in the Town of Warner Aug 9, 1878, the son of Herman and Christine (nee Meier) Schwarze. His parents were among the first pioneers to make a home at Decker corners, northwest of Greenwood, where his father operated a blacksmith shop. After engaging in the blacksmith business practically all his life, he retired about a year ago because of poor health. When a young boy he helped his father and later operated his own shop in Greenwood. Thirty-one years ago he was married in Greenwood to Agnes Norris, who survives with his aged father, Herman Schwarze, Greenwood; two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Dorothy) Zarling, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Marcin (Lorraine) Ernst, Spencer; three brothers, George, Adolph, and Otto Schwarze, all of Greenwood; two sisters, Mrs. Mathilda Brick, Greenwood, and Mrs. Sidney (Augusta) Greene, Pueblo, Colo.; and one grandson, David Lee Zarling, Milwaukee. He was preceded in death by his mother in Feb. 1937; by a sister, Mrs. Fred (Helen) Buker, Aug. 18, 1940; and by two brothers, Dr. Herman Schwarze, in Oct. 1932, and Frederick in infancy.

SCHWARZE, Agnes nee Norris (9 Feb 1884 - 27 Sept 1966)

Mrs. Albert Schwarze, 82, Weyauwega, a former resident of Greenwood, Sept 27, 1966 following a stroke in the New London Community Hospital, where she had been a patient for six weeks. Services were conducted at the Hill Funeral Home in Greenwood. The pastor of the First Reformed Church, Fremont, officiated, and burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. The former Agnes Norris was born Feb 9, 1884, and was married April 8, 1913, at Greenwood to Albert Schwarze, who preceded her in death Aug 16, 1944. Since leaving Greenwood, after the death of her husband, Mrs. Schwarze had resided with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Ernst at Weyauwega.

Survivors are two daughter, Mrs. Roy (Dorothy) Zarling, Milwaukee and Mrs. Marvin (Lorraine) Ernst, Weyauwega a brother, J. W. Norris, Wabeno.

SCHWARZE, Herman Richard (21 April 1881 - 25 Oct 1932)

Word was received here Tuesday evening that Dr. Herman R. Schwarze of East St. Louis, Ill., had been killed in an auto accident at Monticello, Ill. Dr. Schwarze was a son of Mr. and Mrs. H.M. (Herman and Christina nee Meier Schwarze) Schwarze of Greenwood. He was born on a farm on the West Side in 1881 and resided here for many years. He is survived by his wife, (Bethel nee Barkley Schwarze) his aged parents and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held from the H.M. Schwarze residence and from the local German Reformed Church. The body was laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery.

SCHWARZE, Bethel Bliss nee Barkley (3 Sept 1889 - 21 Nov 1968)

Mrs. Bethel Bliss Barkley Schwarze, 79, Greenwood, died Nov. 21, 1968, at the Memorial Hospital in Neillsville. She had resided at the home since Sept. of this year, and suffered a stroke Nov. 15. Services at the Hill Funeral Home in Greenwood. The pastor of the Grace United Methodist Church officiated and burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. The former Bethel Barkley was born Sept 3, 1889, at Sandusky, Sauk Co., Wis., and came to Greenwood with her parents as a small child. She was married at Greenwood in 1910 to Dr. Herman R. Schwarze, who preceded her in death in Oct 1933.

The couple lived in East St. Louis and at Champaign, Ill. After the death of her husband she returned to Greenwood, where she lived until September of this year, when she moved to the Memorial Home in Neillsville. Mrs. Schwarze had no immediate family, except for cousins out of the state.

SCHWARZE, Adolph Henrich Schwarze (30 May 1884 - 20 April 1954)

Adolph Herman Schwarze, 69, a resident of Granton for the past four months, died April 20, 1954, at his home in the village. Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church at Greenwood, conducted funeral services and burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Schwarze was born May 30, 1884 (son of Herman and Christina nee Meier Schwarze), in Greenwood, where he received his education and lived until four months ago. He was married twice, first to Anna Koehler. The second marriage, to Emma Belter, took place on July 31, 1935, at Greenwood. He was past president and a director of the Farmers and Merchants Bank at Greenwood, and was engaged in the implement business there for 35 years. He was a member of the Odd Fellow Lodge and of the Zion Church. Surviving him besides his wife are a son, Durward Schwarze, Granton; a stepdaughter, Mrs. George (Elaine) Nauertz, Altoona; a sister, Mrs. Sydney (Augusta) Green, Pueblo, Colo.; two brothers, George and Otto Schwarze, Greenwood. His first wife, two brothers, Herman and Albert, and two sisters, Lena and Mathilda, preceded him in death.

Notes on Emma Kernin Belter Schwarze second wife of Adolph Schwarze

1910: she is living in the home of her parents, William and Fredericka Kernin, Grand Rapids Twp, Wood Co., Wisconsin.

1920 Federal Census; Grand Rapids Twp., Wood Co. Wisconsin, Sheet 9B:

BELTER, Ernest: 28yrs old, born Wisconsin ---< 1891>=est. birth year; BELTER, EMMA: (wife), 27yrs old, born Wisconsin; Kernen, Fredrika: (mother-in-law) widowed, 68yrs, born Germany

1930 Federal Census: residing in Beloit with her brother Wm Kernin. Included in the household is her
daughter Elaine, age 5.  

SCHWARZE, Anna nee Koehler (6 Mar 1886 - 13 Feb 1927)

Mrs. Adolph Schwarze died at her home Feb 13, 1927. Anna Koehler was born, March 6, 1886, in the town of Green Grove, Clark Co, and was married to Adolph Schwarze Oct 23, 1907. They took up their residence at Greenwood and it was here that Mrs. Schwarze made her home until her death. One son, Durward was born to this union, who, together with Mr. Schwarze, survive. She also leaves to mourn her untimely death, three sisters, Mrs. Fred Thieme of Curtiss, Wis., Mrs. T. L. Mcmullin of Janesville, Wis., and Mrs. E. A. Ecke of Mt. Hope, Wis. The funeral was held from the local Reformed Church, of which deceased was a member. The business places of the city were closed during the funeral. Burial was made in the Greenwood cemetery.

Green, Augusta nee SCHWARZE (12 Jan 1887 - 14 Feb 1961)

Funeral services were held Feb. 17, 1961 at Valhalla Garden Chapel in Pueblo, Colo., for Mrs. Sidney Green, 77, Pueblo, a former Greenwood resident, who died Feb. 14, 1961. Burial was made in Valhalla Memorial Park. The former Augusta Schwarze was born Jan 12, 1887 (daughter of Herman and Christina nee Meier Scwharze) at Greenwood, and received her education in the Greenwood Schools. She was later employed as a nurse at the mental hospital in Wauwatosa, and also at the Mendota State Hospital.

She then moved to Pueblo, where she was employed at the state hospital. Her marriage to Sidney T. Green took place in 1925 at Pueblo. She is survived by her husband. Mrs. Green was a member of the United Brethren Church. Attending the funeral services were Mrs. Otto Schwarze, Greenwood; Durward Schwarze, Granton; Mrs. Harvey Schwarze, Owen; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schwarze, New Castle, Wyo. and Raymond Brick, Chicago, Ill.

SCHWARZE, Otto F. (29 June 1888 - 14 Sept 1962)

Otto F. Schwarze, 74, lifelong resident of Greenwood, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Sept 14, 1962, at his home. Funeral services were held at Grace Methodist Church and burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.  Mr. Schwarze was born June 29, in the town of Warner (son of Herman and Christina nee Meier Schwarze). He was married Dec 29, 1915 in Greenwood to Florence Richmond. After their marriage, they farmed in the town of Warner until their retirement in 1952, at which time they moved to their present home in Greenwood. For many years he served as assessor in the town of Warner and also served on the school board there. He was a member of Grace Methodist Church and was church custodian at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife and a sister, Mrs. Sydney (Augusta) Green, Pueblo, Colo. Five brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

SCHWARZE, Florence nee Richmond (14 May 1892 - 19 Aug 1980)

Florence Schwarze, 88, Greenwood, died Aug 19, 1980 at Neillsville Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at United Methodist Church, Greenwood. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery. Florence Richmond was born to Fayette and Harriet (nee Higby) Richmond on May 14, 1892 in Sheboygan Co and attended the Town of Eaton Center School. She married Otto Schwarze on Dec 29, 1915, in Greenwood. They farmed after their marriage in the Town of Warner until 1952. They then moved to Greenwood. She also served as custodian of the Methodist Church after her husband s death on Sept. 14, 1962. Surviving her are one brother, William of Memorial Home and two sisters, Mrs. Eunice Froehlich of Janesville and Mrs. Viv (Mary) Carteron of Greenwood. Preceding her in death were three brothers.

January 11, 1906: For some time past the farmers of the West Side have been agitating the possibility of establishing a cheese factory...The project has caused no small interest among the farmers, and at last their ambitious designs are to be realized in the erection of a first class cheese factory which after completion will be known as the Town of Warner Co-Operative Cheese Factory, located at Benjamin's corners, near the Herman Schwarze school house (SE corner sec 18) (later know as the Benjamin School)  (NE corner sec 19) The constructive preparations are already begun, ground staked out, stone hauled for the foundation, and a well already drilled. The factory is to be a commodious structure 24x90 ft., fully equipped with all the necessary modern conveniences and when completed and ready for operation, which will be about May 1st, 1906, will cost approximately $1,000. The manager has already secured the required number of cows to make the project a success, having over 90 cows and 16 shareholders, up to date, the required number being only 75 cows. All who are interested in this new industry are cordially invited to join hands and help push the good work along. It is generally conceded that the county should have cheese factories liberally scattered throughout the farming districts thereby enabling the farmers to realize financially the full benefit of their herds.  The officers of the new corporation are: President, Thos. Hammre; Treasurer, Herman Schwarze; Secretary, A. F. Varney; Salesman, Thos. Hammre; Building committee: B. F. Ketchpaw, Geo. Buker, Wm. Benjamin and Herman Schwarze.

January 26, 1911: The Warner cheese factory held their annual meeting Tuesday evening, the following officers were elected: President, Adolph Noah; Secretary, J. Korback;

Treasurer, Herman Schwarze; Cheesemaker, Henry Neuman.

1905 #125 Schwarze, George Head W M 28 M Wisconsin Germany Farmer 8 O M F Freeda Wife W F 22 M Wisconsin Germany Keeper Harvey Son W M 2 S Wisconsin Wisconsin Scranton, Ray Ward W M 13 S Wisconsin Wisconsin

1906-1926 sec 21 no residence Geo Schwarze

SCHWARZE, George William (18 April 1877 - 21 June 1961)

George William Schwarze, 84, lifelong resident of Greenwood, died of a heart ailment at his home after being in ill health for several years. Mr. Schwarze was born April 18, 1877, in the town of Warner (son of Herman and Christina Meier Schwarze). As a young man he was employed as a woodsman. He was married at Tony on December 26, 1901, to the former Frieda Kuhlmann. They farmed four miles northwest of Greenwood. Following his retirement in 1936 they moved to the city, where he had resided ever since. Surviving are his wife and four sons, Harvey of Owen, Ewald and Orlin of Greenwood, and Richard of Newcastle, Wyo., a daughter, Miss Eleanor Schwarze, at home a brother, Otto Schwarze of Greenwood; a sister, Mrs. Sidney (Augusta) Green of Pueblo, Colo. Funeral services were held from the Hill Funeral Home, The pastor of the Zion United Church, officiated. Burial was made in the Greenwood cemetery.

SCHWARZE, Frieda nee Kuhlmann (22 May1883 - 16 July 1969)

Mrs. Frieda Schwarze, 86, Greenwood died July 16, 1969 at the Neillsville Memorial Nursing Home at Neillsville where she had been a resident for the past two years. Services were held at the Hill Funeral Home, and burial was made in the Greenwood cemetery. The former Frieda Kuhlmann was born May 22, 1883, in the town of York. She was married Dec 26, 1901, at Tony, to George Schwarze, who preceded her in death June 21, 1961. After their marriage the couple farmed at Greenwood until retirement in 1936, when they moved to the city of Greenwood. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Eleanor Schwarze, Greenwood four sons, Harvey, Owen; Richard, New Castle, Wyo.; and Ewald and Orlin, Greenwood, and two sisters, Mrs. Caroline Chanley, Indianapolis, Ind. and Mrs. Bertha Swoverland, Menomonie.

November 12, 1917: "Thanks--I wish to express my thanks to all who gave me their votes and helped me win the pony, recently given away by the Greenwood Co-op Mercantine Co.-----Harvey Schwarze" GREENWOOD GLEANER Family Note by Stan Schwarze: Harvey Lawrence Schwarze and his brother, Orlin Hugh, both won this Pony, which was named "Darling", as well as the buggy pictured below as well. At the time, "Harv" was 14 yrs. old, and his younger brother was 7yrs. old. It is Orlin who is in the buggy behind "Darling" in th1s photo. These boys were the sons of George & Freida (Kuhlmann) Schwarze who resided in Warner Township, Clark Co., WI near the town hall. They both attended the old Benjamin School that had originally been called the Herman Schwarze School. Herman and his wife, Christina, were the boys' grandparents.

SCHWARZE, Eleanor Meta (9 Aug 1920 - 4 Feb 1973)

Services for Eleanor Meta Schwarze, 52, of Greenwood, who died Feb 4 at the Memorial Hospital in Neillsville, were held at the Hill Funeral Home in Greenwood. The Jehovah Witness Readers conducted the service, and burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. Miss Schwarze was born Aug 9, 1920, in the town of Warner, and never married. She had been residing at the Black River Apartments, where she fell and fractured her hip on Dec. 11. She was taken to the Memorial Hospital in Neillsville, where she has been until her death. Survivors include three brothers, Richard Schwarze of New Castle, Wyo., Ewald and Orlin Schwarze, both of Greenwood. Preceding her in death were her parents, George and Frieda (nee Kuhlman) Schwarze, and a brother.

SCHWARZE, Orlin H. (2 Sept 1910 - 18 Jun 2001)

Orlin H. Schwarze, 90, Greenwood, died June 18, 2001, at the Clark Co Health Care Center, Owen, where he had resided since July 2000. Funeral service was held at Immanuel United Church of Christ. Burial was in the Parish Cemetery. Orlin Hugh Schwarze was born Sept. 2, 1910, in the town of Warner, to George and Frieda (nee Kuhlman) Schwarze. He married Bernice Hintz on June 29, 1939. They farmed in the town of Warner and he also worked for the township in road construction and maintenance. They retired and moved to Greenwood in Oct. 1982. After his retirement, he enjoyed fishing, playing cards, ball games, day bus trips, and being active with the Senior Citizens. His wife preceded him in death on April 19, 1988. In May 2000, he suffered a stroke that left him unable to care for himself, his home, yard and garden, and he entered the Clark Co Health Care Center. He will be remembered by the city of Greenwood residents for his daily walks and his kind, gentle, soft-spoken manner. Survivors include his children, Ardith (Henry) Fischer, Owen; Lila (John) Gullickson, Madison; Lynn Schwarze, San Diego, Calif.; Marion (Frank) Szep, Milwaukee; and Vern (Luanne) Schwarze, Unity. He was preceded in death by his parents his wife, Bernice, three brothers, Harvey, Ewald, and Richard and one sister, Eleanor.

SCHWARZE, Bernice nee Hintz (12 Nov 1916 - 19 April 1988)

Bernice Schwarze, 71, died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. Services were at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Greenwood. Burial was in Westside Cemetery. She was born Nov 12, 1916, in Willard, to George and Mary Hintz. She attended Willard School. She was married to Orlin Schwarze, June 29, 1939. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Lynn of San Diego, Calif., and Vern of Unity; three daughters, Mrs. Henry (Adith) Fischer of Owen, Mrs. John (Lilia) Gullixson of Madison, and Mrs. Frank (Marion) Szep of Milwaukee; one sister, Mrs. Kathyrn Fravert of Loyal one brother, George of South Holland, Ill. She was predeceased by her parents, four brothers, and two sisters.

SCHWARZE, Ewald (3 Jan 1906 - May 1979)

Ewald Schwarze, 73, East Schofield Court, Greenwood, was taken by ambulance to Neillsville Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. He died of an apparent heart attack. Funeral Services were at Zion United Church of Christ. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Schwarze was born Jan 3, 1906, in the town of Warner. He attended Benjamin School and married Sarah Olson Nov 28, 1928 at the Westside parsonage. He farmed in the Greenwood area and worked for Stewart's Cheese Factory. He also was employed as a janitor for five years at Loyal High School, retiring in 1971. Survivors include his wife two sons, Donald of Marhsall and Stanley of Rochester, Minn. a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Eileen) Krapf Jr., Greenwood two brothers, Orlin of Greenwood and Richard of Newcastle, Wyo. He was predeceased by a brother and sister.

SCHWARZE, Ewald marriage 28 Nov 1928

Mr. Ewald Schwarze and Miss Sarah Olson were married at Greenwood Nov 28, 1928, at the parsonage of the Reformed Church of Greenwood. They were attended by Albert Holt and Fern Olson, the bride's sister. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Schwarze of the Town of Warner. He is an industrious young farmer and has a good reputation in every way. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oluf Olson of Neillsville. She passed through the grade schools here and graduated from High School. She attended the State Normal School at Stevens Point for a time, later becoming a successful teacher in the rural schools of the county. At present she is teaching in the West Eaton School in the Town of Eaton, where she will continue to teach during the year. The young couple expects to rent a farm in that community in the spring.

Be sure to read and listen to the very moving memorial to Ewald Victor Schwarze submitted by Janet nee Fauser, wife of Ewald's son Stan Schwarze.

UNMATCHED, Not of the Warner Township CHRISTIANSON or SCHWARZE FAMLIES RESEARCHED: March 25th, 1889: Married by C. G. Andrews, at his residence in Greenwood, Clark Co, Mr. John Christianson and Miss Mary Schwarze, both of the Town of Warner.


SCHWARZE, Herman, Sr. (23 July 1824 -Jan 1901)

In his home in the town of Williamstown on Tuesday night, Herman Schwarze, Sr. died at the age of seventy-six years, five months and fifteen days after a long illness. The deceased, who for thirty-five years lived in the town of Williamstown, was operated on Dec 12 after suffering from asthma for twenty years. He was born July 23, 1824, in Furstenthm, Lippe-Detmold, and came to America in 1856. Two years later, in 1858, he was married to Louise Puls, who died twenty-one years ago. He leaves one son, Herman Schwarze, Jr., as well as three daughters, Mrs. August Beyer of Greenwood, Clark Co, Wisc, Mrs. Emil Reetz (Raatz?) and Mrs. Louise Mueller of Milwaukee. Two sons and one daughter died. Burial in the Graceland Cemetery in Mayville. Dodge County Pioneer, January 11, 1901

Funeral rites will be conducted at the Stabnow Funeral Home here at 1:30 p.m. and at the Zion Reformed Church at 2 p.m. Sunday for Mrs. Florentine Beyer, 86, who died at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac at 12:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 1946. The Rev. B. M. Fresenborg will have charge of the services and burial will take place in the Greenwood Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Funeral Home until the time of the rites. Mrs. Beyer had been visiting relatives in southern Wisconsin this fall and became ill at Mayville in October, when she was taken to the Fond du Lac Hospital. She had suffered a stroke two days before her death. Born Florentine Schwarze in Shawano on June 3, 1860, she was married to August Beyer in Dodge County more than 60 years ago. They lived on a farm 5 miles west of Greenwood, Clark County until 1915, when they moved into the city. Mr. Beyer died in 1929. Surviving are five sons, Oscar, Ogden, Utah Emil, Casper, Wyo. Alex, Hartland, Wis., Benno, Milwaukee and Arnold, Greenwood as well as a brother, Herman, Mayville, and a sister, Mrs. Louisa Mueller, Milwaukee. A son, Herman, died in 1939 and a daughter, Mrs. Max (Lena) Siegert, Milwaukee, died in May of this year.

SEFKLER family, Warner township

1875 census: Sefkler, Fred; 2 male, 2 female

Unable to find any name like "Sefkler". There was an August Sepker also on the 1875 census but nothing was found on that family either.