The Wild Rose Historical Society will hold a Cemetery Walk and Lunch on October 11, 2009. The Walk will be in the Oakhill Cemetery on River Street. The Lunch will be in Roberts Park at 12:30 PM. After the lunch, people will then go to the cemetery. A second walk will began at 2:30PM. The proceeds will be used to pay part of the cost of the new roof for the Elisha Stewart building. The cost of the walk together with the lunch is $20 and reservations are necessary so we have enough food. If you do just the walk the cost is $5 per person. Oakhill has fairly steep hills. You may want to bring a folding chair because each of the eleven people we are honoring have a story of about 5 minutes each.
The eleven people are all buried in Oakhill. They are in alphabetical order: Clarence Corning, Dr. Ben Fisher, Henry I Hart, Anna Hoaglin, William J Knights, Ernie Knoke, Leon "Specks" Murty, Maty Murty, James Patterson, John Protheroe and Dr. Arthur Stevens. Mr. Knights was a co-founder of the Gideons, Specks Murty helped capture Ed Gein, John Protheroe was village marshal when the Wild Rose robbers were captured, Henry Hart went to India and has a story, Mrs. Hoaglin was the first librarian, James Patterson served over 3 years in the Civil War, Ernie Knoke helped start the Wild Rose Skating shows in the 1940s & 50s, Maty Murty taught in at least 12 one room schools in the county, Clarence Corning delivered the mail for 39 years as well as directed the city band and played baseball, Dr Fisher was on the school board as well as a doctor and Dr. Stevens was the dentist whose office was over the Mercantile with the scary outside stairs.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Orilla Jeffers daughter of William & Phebe Wiley Jeffers born March 9, 1815. Orilla died March 12, 1872. Married Joseph Hursh. Joseph was born ca. 1810 and died October 4, 1892. Had three sons, William James Hursh, Chauncy Hursh and James Hursh. They moved from Galen, Wayne County, New York to Waushara County, Wisconsin.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Josiah Etheridge was born January 31, 1829 in Woodmancote, Gloucestershire, England to Benjamin Etheridge and Mary Boulton Etheridge. He came to the United States in 1848 and settled in the Town of Wautoma when it was part of Marquette County and listed as Indianlands. He married Nancy Permelia Pease who was born September 14, 1836 in Rose, Wayne County, New York. Her parents were Alanson Pease and Nancy Jeffers Pease. Because her mother was also named Nancy, she was known as Permelia. Josiah and Permelia lived in a house on Highway A west of Wild Rose in the Town of Rose. They had four children: Alanson Pease Etheridge who married Emma Spicer, Mary Etheridge who married Oren Jenks, Benjamin who died at 5 months and Fannie Etheridge who married Jerry C Pierce. Permelia died June 29, 1912 and Josiah died January 12, 1922. They are both buried in Wild Rose Union Cemetery.
This picture is from 1907. Jesse Irving Etheridge, Maud Jeffers and the printer of the Wild Rose Times. Jesse Etheridge bought the Wild Rose Times from I R Nash who was the editor from 1903-1907. Jesse was born June 26, 1881 in Wild Rose, the son of Alanson Pease Etheridge and Emma Spicer Etheridge. He married Irma Gautchi September 5, 1915 in Washburn, Wisconsin. Jesse later became a county agenct and died in Oconto, Wisconsin September 10, 1961. Maud Jeffers, the daughter of John Robert Jeffers and his wife Mary Jane Bromaghin, was born in Wild Rose October 24, 1886. She married Alvin Goellen December 30, 1908 and died February 17, 1939.
This picture was taken before 1890 of the house located at N5677 17th Dr in the Town of Rose. The house was originally built by William J Thomas and his wife Mary Elizabeth Williams Thomas. William came from the Town of Steuben in Oneida County, New York. He was born February 12, 1828 in the Town of Steuben, Oneida New York. He was working as a stone cutter in Quincy, Massachusetts when he met his wife Mary Elizabeth Williams. They married in the fall of 1852. They had five daughters: Mary Pickering, Emily Henry, Jennie Sherman, Abby Evans and Maggie Murty.
The picture shows Frank Pickering (1882-1964) by the fence, his mother Mary Thomas Pickering William Thomas, Harry Pickering (1880-1956) on the fence, Robert Henry (1856-1928) behind the fence and Benson Sherman on the big rock. The woman in the doorway is probably Jennie Thomas Sherman and the lady on the horse is probably Maggie Thomas Murty.
Rev. Daniel Thomas Family. From the left: John Thomas, Rev. Daniel Thomas, Annie Thomas Davies, Jane Rogers Thomas and Harry Thomas. Rev. Daniel Thomas was the minister for Churches named Zoar, Nebo and Caersalem. Zoar & Nebo were in the Town of Rose and Caersalem was in Springwater. All of them were Welsh Presbyterian Churches and the services and records were all in Welsh. Rev. Thomas was born Devcember 12, 1840 in Ohio to John Thomas and his wife Margaret Evans both from Cardiganshire, Wales. Daniel married Jane Rogers, daughter of Henry and Jane Rogers, December 20, 1875 in Oakhill, Ohio. Jane was born in Ohio, February 25, 1846 and died November 29, 1915. Daniel died February 16, 1913. Annie marrried James Davies. John became a minister and Harry was a railroad conductor.
Thomas Stewart was born March 4, 1848 in Rose, Wayne County, New York to Solomon and Sally Ann Stewart. He married Margaret Maria Jenks on August 28, 1869 in Waushara County, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of John Tower Jenks and Polly Jane Jeffers. She was also born in Rose, Wayne County, New York on January 27, 1850. They had five children: William Stewart (November 14, 1870-March 5, 1899); Ina Leona (April 23, 1876-July 24, 1964) married John Coombs; Irvin Stewart (September 7, 1874-June 1, 1875) Arthur Garfield Stewart (May 14,1881-July 18, 1953) and Benjamin Harrison (May 5, 1888-April 2, 1941). Tom was a farmer in the Town of Rose. He served in Co. F of the 35th Wisconsin Infantry in the Civil War. Thomas died April 3, 1903. Maria died January 3, 1927. Maria ans son Ben last lived at 470 River St. in Wild Rose, WI.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
William Jeffers born Dec. 20, 1790 State NY Died January 20, 1865
Married Dec 24, 1807 in Johnstown by Rev. Wm. Troop
Wife: Phebe Jeffers born March 12, 1790 State NY
Children all surname Jeffers: Births: Permelia Aug. 18, 1808, Martha March 14, 1810, James W. Dec. 6, 1812, Orilla March 9, 1815, Lorinda Feb. 25 1817, Lorenzo D Feb. 14, 1820, Clarissa Oct. 11, 1821, Polly Aug. 1, 1824, William Jr. March 16, 1826, Betsy Ann April 13, 1828, & George July 17, 1831. Permelia died October 10, 1835 in South Sodus and Clarissa died April 24, 1853.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Elizabeth Dale was born January 14, 1856 near Oshkosh in Winnebago County. Her parents were Thomas Dale and his wife, Mary Horton Dale. When she was four, they moved to the Town of Rose, Waushara County, Wisconsin. She married Griffen Hatcliff who was born February 23, 1849 in Goulceby, Lincolnshire, England. They were married on February 5, 1871. Griffen's parents were Elvin and Maria Hatcliff who moved to Nebraska from Ashby Puerorum in Lincolnshire. Lizzie and Griff had two daughters: Dolly who married Greorge Preston and Lucy who married Roy Bertrand. Griffen died of pneumonia on March 1, 1896. In 1912 she married Charles W Sage and they later divorced. Lizzie died July 10, 1936. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Back row: Nelda Eserhut, Donald Stewart, Leo Moore, Samuel Williams, George Thomas, Unidentified. Middle row: Stella Evans- teacher, Grace Georgeson Krueger, Jeanette Korleski Schauer, Norma Topping Wyss, Bernice Woodward Bechard, Donald Colligan, OrenStevenson. Front row: Phyliss DeGolier Peterson, Margaret Apps Gutche, Joyce Larson LeBrot, Beverly Murty Anderson Ansorge, Helen Borowic, Nora Huffman Hoffman, Virginia Jenks Westover, Wayne Patterson, Mildred Steinberg Jezwinski, Bernadine Knutson, Carl Huffman.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
This is part of the Wild Rose High School Class of 1913. Left to Right. Back row: Maty Murty, Juanita Williams Smith, Hazel Ann Jones Somers. Front row: Arthur Williams, Dan Jenkins, Henry Keppler, Heber Clayton. Daniel Dopp and Erich Zick who are not present were also part of this class.
Wild Rose High School Class of 1914. Left to right. Back row: Lenore Protheroe Huffman, Olive Radley Johnson, Dorothy Dopp Tiedjens, Esther Lowe Ellickson, Estella Hughes Schaeffer. Middle row: Leon Deering, Earl Towne, Daniel Jones, Howard Jones. Front row: Gladys Etheridge Leininger. Olive Evans Wickett, Olga Zick Wartema.
This is the Wild Rose Methodist Church Sunday School class probably in the 1927-1928 time period. The teacher is Zilpha Davis (1901-1992). Her car, in the background, is a Model T Ford with side curtains. The Methodist Church was located at 625 Main St. The building on the right was 620 Main Street. Mary Thomas lived there. The building on the left was Oliver Hansel's barn. The children were left to right: Joyce Larsen LaBrot, Margaret Apps Gutche, Virginia Jenks Westover, Bernice Woodward Bechard, Norbert Milliken, Bruce McCormick, Nora Huffman Hoffman, Beverly Murty Anderson Ansorge, Mary Attoe Luedtke.
The 1930-31 Wild Rose High School Track Team. Left to right: Front row: Glenn Murty, Herbert Hahn, Kenneth Merryfield, Wilson Barr, Donald Davies, Gordon Merryfield. Back row: Kenneth Davies, Bernard Davies, Steve Burton, Myron Davies.
Robert Murty was the son of Michael Murty and Eliza Blow. He was one of seven children. He had a twin brother James who was also called Jeff. The twins were born June 22 1860 in the Town of Mt. Morris. Robert died June 3, 1934. Robert married Ella Phllips, daughter of John and Ann McLaughlin Murty in 1895. Robert & Ella had 9 children. In the early years Robert and James had an early threshing machine. Robert owned the Wild Rose mill around 1900 for a short time. He was also a carpenter.
This picture was taken about 1881-1882. They are Lena Hanson, Herman E Hanson and George T Hanson. They are children of Ole T Hanson (July 26. 1845-March 8, 1903) and Sara Serena Simonson (January 23, 1852-March 31, 1934). Lena was born 4 November 1873 in the Town of Mt. Morris. George was born 29 May 1877. Herman Edwin Hanson was born 10 November 1879. Herman's wife was Ursie Jewell Lane (June 17, 1886-November 24, 1918). She died of flu during the epidemic during WWI. They were married 25 March 1907 in Fond du Lac. She was the daughter of
Joseph and Susan Lane. They had two daughters: Beth Doris Hanson Burge and Caroline Hanson Garrison. Herman's second wife was Margaret Etta Bowen (December 4,1883-October 2, 1977), daughter of David and Mary Davies Bowen. They were married August 3,1932. Herman had the Standard Oil station at 420 Main Street.