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Section 4, Town of Weyauwega, Waupaca County, Wisconsin
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Oshkosh Northwestern - Oshkosh, Wisconsin - April 20, 1927  - Page 8
Wilhelmina SAGER/SIEGER CARPENTER (January's second wife)


Weyauwega, Wis. -  Mrs. Minnie Carpenter, aged seventy eight years, passed away Sunday afternoon, after several weeks illness during which time for twenty-one days, she partook of no food whatever.

She was the widow of the late January Carpenter, who died several years ago, and the mother of Mrs. Louis [Flora] Lange, and of George and Jen Carpenter, proprietors of Carpenter Bros. meat market.  Funeral services will be held from the Lutheran church, today and interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.


Weyauwega Chronicle -  - Weyauwega, Wisconsin -March 17, 1897.  Pg. 5.

Death of J. Carpenter

Mr. January Carpenter, an old resident of this village, entered into peaceful rest at his home shortly after six o’clock on Friday evening, aged 72 years, 5 months, and 26 days.  Mr. Carpenter was born in Germany, Sept 19, 1824, and came to America in 1849.  He located on a farm in Weyauwega, which has always been his home.  He was a faithful worker for the Mill company for nearly fifteen years.  He was twice married, and leaves a sorrowful wife and five children; Louie, who resides I Oshkosh, Mrs. August Poppe of this village, Florence, Eddie and George, who reside at home.  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, Rev. Lange officiating.  The interment was made in the public cemetery, whither his remains were followed by a host of mourning friends.  The following acting as pall bearers: Gus. Kosanke, H. Raab, E. Hennig, F. Pagel, -. Roloff and C. Villwock.


Weyauwega Chronicle -  Weyauwega, Wisconsin - Wednesday, January 20, 1892
Isaac C. Alden

I. C. Alden expired Monday evening at 11 o'clock.  On the 19th day of November last, while at work in the loft of his barn, he lost his footing and fell to the floor, striking across a pole and dislocating his spinal column.  He was carried to the house as soon as help could be obtained.  Both physicians of this place were summoned, and an examination showed that his body below the dislocation was completely paralyzed.  From the time of his fall till his death he suffered intensely, and during the past few days cold speak barely above a whisper, and was entirely helpless.  In his terrible condition, death was a welcome messenger.

Isaac C. Alden was born in Maine on 24th day of January, 1824, and after visiting nearly every quarter of the globe as a sailor, came to Weyauwega in 1856, where he has since resided.  He was three times married;  first to a lady in Maine who lived but a few months; second to Miss Brewer of Weyauwega, a sister of Mrs. L. Consaulus, who died after a few years of wedded life, and the third and last time to Mrs. Holmes, widow of Samuel Holmes, who survives him.  By his first wife he had a daughter, still living in the east; by his second wife a son and daughter, of whom the son, John, is living in the state of Washington, the daughter having died a few years ago; by his third wife there were three daughters, Beulah who died in infancy, Mrs. Dr. Morass of Cedarburg, and Miss Margaret Alden now at home.  He was a kind and indulgent husband and father, and an honest and upright citizen, much respected by all with whom he had dealings in life.  The widow and surviving children have the sympathy of all in their deep affliction.

Funeral services will be had from the Presbyterian church in this place on Thursday at 2 o'clock p.m., and will be conducted by the Masonic lodge of Weyauwega, of which he was a member.  The sermon will be preached by Rev. Angus Mackinnon.


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Adam Monroe Ballard

With the death of Adam Monroe Ballard, which occurred at his home in this village on Thursday evening, Aug. 25th, Weyauwega again mourns the passing of one of the fast disappearing Civil War veterans.

Deceased had been ill for about six weeks and death was caused by arteriosclerosis.

Adam Monroe Ballard was born to Stephen Ballard and wife at Otto, N. Y. on July 13, 1845 and reached the ripe old age of 82 years, 1 month, and 12 days.

On Oct. 17, 1868 he was united in marriage with Miss Emma Jane Baker, at Ogdensburg, Wis. by the Rev. Eli Green. After residing on a farm in the town of Waupaca for many years they retired 22 years ago and moved to this village, which has since been their home. Six children were born to this union: Mrs. Adella Axtell, of Waupaca; Royal Ballard, of Weimar, Cal. Arthur, of Weyauwega; and Leslie, of Globe, Arizona; Two children, Mrs. May Farley and Floyd Farley, having preceded their father to the Great Beyond.

Other surviving near relatives are one sister, Mrs. Albert Baker, of Plainfield, three daughters-in-law, and thirteen grandchildren, besides a great many other relatives, friends and acquaintances.

Deceased was a corporal in the 42nd regiment and a staunch member of the M. E. Church of this village, from which a military funeral was held at two o'clock on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 26, Rev. J. M. Kellock officiating. Internment was made in Oakwood Cemetery. The singers were Mrs. Osthelder and the Misses Kate McCall and Nora Rohde, Mrs. Mae Bennett presiding at the piano. Members of the American Legion acted as pall-bearers, and Taps were sounded by Donovan Ballard, grandson of the departed.

Mr. Ballard was a highly respected citizen, a kind and loving husband and father, and a model example of christianity. His absence will not only be felt in the homes of his loved ones, but his companionship will be sadly missed by his daily associates. The floral tributes were many and beautiful and a large assembly gathered to pay their last respects to the departed.

The names of out-of-town attendants at the funeral are as follows: Mrs. Adella Axtell and children Mr. and Mrs. John Farley, Royalton, Seth Ballard, Mrs. Frank Ballard, Waupaca, Irving Baker, Mattoon, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hutchins, Miss Irma Farley, Neenah, Mr. and Mrs. Herrick Hutchins, Oshkosh, Mr. and Mrs. George Farley, Ogdensburg; Mr. and Mrs. Royal Green, Plainfield; Volney Baker, Mattoon; and Mrs. Albert Baker, Plainfield. The two latter had been here several weeks assisting in caring for the deceased.



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Mrs. Emma Ballard

Word was received Friday by relatives, of the death of Mrs. Emma Ballard, aged 83 years, widow of the late Adam Ballard, who passed away Friday morning, July 17, 1931, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adella Axtell of the Town of Waupaca, where she had made her home since the death of her husband three years ago. Deceased had been in failing health for several years. Emma Jane Baker was the daughter of Simon and Emily Baker. She was born in Wauwatosa, Wis., Sept. 1, 1848. On Oct. 17, 1868 she was married to Adam Ballard. Following their marriage the young couple moved to their farm home in the town of Royalton, where they resided until about 25 years ago when the family moved to Weyauwega. Since the death of Mr. Ballard three years ago, Mrs. Ballard has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Axtell.

Six children were born to this couple, Adelle, May, Royal, Arthur, Leslie and Floyd, of whom three have passed away. The surviving relatives are one daughter, Mrs. Adella Axtell of the Town of Waupaca: and two sons, Arthur Ballard of Weyauwega and Leslie Ballard of Christmas, Arizona; one sister, Mrs. Ella Baker Farley of Waupaca, and one brother Volney Baker of Mattoon. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Weyauwega Methodist in charge of Lyle Stephenson, pastor. Burial took place in the family lot in Oakwood Cemetery. The pall bearers were Clifford Farley, Donovan Ballard and Mr. Baker, all grandsons and nephews of the deceased.


Waupaca County Post – Waupaca, Wisconsin - April 22, 1937
Weyauwega - Fred Wall

Fred Wall a pioneer resident of Royalton died Monday afternoon at the age of 77 years.  He had been in poor health the past year and death came as a release from his suffering.

He was born in Royalton and lived there all his life.  He was married in 1882 to Desta Wells and to this union five children were born:  Will, Floyd, Linden of Royalton; Frank, Chicago; and one daughter Bertiss who teaches in Chicago.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Presbyterian Church in Weyauwega conducted by an old friend of the family, Sidney Lewis of Sharon.  Interment will be in the Weyauwega Cemetery.


The Daily Northwestern - Oshkosh, Wisconsin February 16, 1917 page 11(?)

Weyauwega Man of Distinguished English Lineage Succumbs.
(Special to The Northwestern.)

    Weyauwega, Wis., Feb. 14.­The death of James Jenney occurred Tuesday at his home here, after a long period of ill health. The deceased came to this village in 1851 when twenty years of age. It was a scattering settlement of ten families. He was born in Massachusetts. His genealogy is traced to John Jenney, an Englishman, who settled at Plymouth, Mass., in 1623. Mr. Jenney followed the carpenter’s trade until 1853, when he began rafting lumber on the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers, as far south as St. Louis. In 1864 he quit the river and purchased a farm of ninety acres, eleven and a half acres are within the corporation limits of Weyauwega. He was married in 1866 to Mrs. [Betsy Ann] Rook, widow of Richard Rook, natives of Lincolnshire, England, and lived in Oshkosh a while. There is a son, David Jenney, who with the widow, survives. By her first marriage Mrs. Rook had two daughters, one [Lizzie] the wife of T. F. Wilson, cashier of the Farmers and Merchants bank, and Mrs. Stephen [Fannie E.] Ballard, who, with her husband, are in the home of Mr. Jenney and have assisted in the care of him, through his illness. Funeral arrangements are not made at present.
The Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, Wis., Wed. Evening, Feb. 14, 1917, p. 9.
   The funeral of James Jenney, who died Tuesday, was held from the home Thursday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. W. S. Irvine, pastor of the Presbyterian church.


The Daily Northwestern - Oshkosh, Wisconsin, February 17, 1925, p. 12.

(Special to The Northwestern.)

Weyauwega, Wis.­ The funeral services of Mrs. Jenney, wife of the late James M. Jenney, were held at the home Saturday afternoon, Rev. H. S. Vreeland officiating. The deceased, whose maiden name was Betsey Ann Borrows, was born at Billinghey, Lincolnshire, Eng., in 1836. Her childhood was spent in the fen country and, at the age of twelve, she was confirmed into the church of England. In 1854 she sailed to America and resided a number of years at Oshkosh, Wis., later coming to Weyauwega. Here her marriage took place. She joined the Baptist church. Her death occurred Feb. 11. She is survived by three children, Elizabeth, now Mrs. T. F. Wilson; Frances, now Mrs. Stephen Ballard, and David William Jenney all of Weyauwega.


The Portage County Gazette – Stevens Point, Wisconsin - date unknown
Marilyn A. Gast

Marilyn A. Gast, 47, Weyauwega, a former town of New Hope resident, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church in Weyauwega with the Revs. Dennis Lemke and Robbin Robbert officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Weyauwega.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Home in Weyauwega and from 10 a.m. Thursday at the church until the services.

Mrs. Gast was born Dec. 19, 1953, in Iola, a daughter of Wendell and Effie (Nerlien) Krogwold.

She graduated from Brodhead High School in 1972 and received bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1976, graduating magna cum laude.

She was married to Jeffrey Gast on Sept. 30, 1978.

After their marriage they settled in Weyauwega.

She worked as an RN in the intensive care unit at New London Family Medical Center.

She was a member of St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church in Weyauwega.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Michael, Kevin and Ryan; her father, Amherst unction; her mother, Brodhead; three sisters, Kathleen (Nicholas) George, Waupaca, Helen (Charles) Coomer, Pisgah Forest, N.C., and Brenda (Fred) Simeth, Spooner; and one brother, Wayne (Debbie) Krogwold, Amherst Junction.


The Portage County Gazette – Stevens Point, Wisconsin – Date unknown
Marilyn Dehlinger

Marilyn Dehlinger, 73, Waupaca, a Stevens Point native and mother of a Stevens Point woman, died Sunday, July 25, 2004.

Visitation will be at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Interment will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Oakwood Cemetery in Weyauwega followed by a memorial service at Parfreyville United Methodist Church in Waupaca at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Dong Su Lee, pastor, officiating.
A memorial fund has been established in lieu of flowers.

Mrs. Dehlinger was born March 3, 1931, in Stevens Point, a daughter of the late Harold E. and Florence (Swanson) Becker. She grew up in Stevens Point and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1949.

She was married to Robert James Dehlinger on Feb 9, 1952, in Stevens Point. He died Feb 7, 1986.

They raised their family in New London and spent the summer months in Waupaca on the Chain O' Lakes.

She was a member of the Order of the Easter Star, where she served as Past Worthy Matron and was a member of Parfreyville United Methodist Church of Waupaca.

Survivors include three daughters, Sharon (Dennis) Peterson; Stevens Point, Lori Dehlinger; Waupaca, and Carol (Matt) Putman, northeast Pennsylvania; and four grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Becker.


Iola Herald - Iola, Wisconsin - Thursday, May 3, 1945
Oliver Lewison

Oliver Lewison passed away on Tuesday morning, May 1, at 2:00 o’clock at the Waupaca County Asylum at Weyauwega.  He was 46 years, and two months old at the time of his death.

Oliver Lewison was born in Iola March 2, 1899. a son of Ole and Mary Lewison.  He spent the greater portion of his life in Iola and vicinity.

Deceased was preceded in death by his mother, two sisters and one brother.  He is survived by his father, Ole Lewison of this place, four brothers, Ludvig of Denver, Colorado; Carl, Waupaca; Arthur, Berlin; and Edward, at home; and three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Nygaard, Oconto; Mrs. Paul Wagner, Fremont; and Mrs. Wm. Wagner, of New London.

The funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Weyauwega.