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Linda Hahn-Weidman (#47723414)
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Bio Photo I've been researching for almost 30 years. Many of my memorials are either related to myself or to my husband. While conducting research at Saint Michael's Catholic Cemetery in Hewitt and Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in the Township of McMillan, I decided to photograph most of the two cemeteries. I will be adding obituaries for those cemeteries as my time permits. I enjoy honoring a person's life and connecting family members together. A special thank you to Marlin from Sheboygan for helping me with so much research in Sheboygan County; to my cousin, Diane, who helped with our Wilke family research and taught me how to gently clean stones; and to my German friend, Ike, who helped with research in her country.
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Wisconsin Historian
Are you related to Wallace Schmidt?
Added by Wisconsin Historian on Sep 27, 2017 2:40 PM
Tim Koenig
RE: Elnore Witt
Hi Lin:

Ella died in Scottsdale AZ. She was staying with daughters Betty & Elaine at the time of her passing. I don't recall meeting Ella but knew/know her children & grandchildren, particularly the Varneys, well.

I noticed you inherited this memorial from Kathleen Englebretson. Kathy was my classmate at Columbus High School.

Thanks for your help on Ella's memorial, and for all your Find A Grave contributions. - Tim
Added by Tim Koenig on Jul 19, 2017 9:59 AM
Alexandru Sonoc
Peter Kohlbeck in Saint Michael's cemetery in Hewitt

According to Thomas Čapek, Peter Kohlbeck was a German-Bohemian painter born in Neumarkt in the formerly Domažlice district of the Plzeňský region (now Úterý in the Plzeň-sever district of the said region). In 1850 he migrated to USA and lived in New York as painter and photographer. About 1860, he became the first Czech photographer in New York and was the teacher of Joseph Křikava. (Čapek 1921, 65). His studio with gallery was located on Bowery Street, 229 (Washington 2002, 92; cf. Čapek 1921, 65). In the U. S. A. he is documented working in New York during 1857-1878.

According to his German funerary inscription on your site, he was born in Springberg, Bohemia (Czech Republic), a village which I could not identify, but in the same region. He died in 1892, being 66 years old, therefore he was born in 1826.

The Brukenthal National Museum in Sibiu, Romania has a portrait of Captain C. E. Hartmayer (oil on canvas, 119,5 x 85,4 cm, inv. nr. 1428) of an Austrian Hussar unit in Sibiu, dating from 1850 and signed by Peter Kohlbeck. It is the single known painting of the mentioned artist in Europe and it was doubtless painted few time before he migrated to USA.
This painting is to be published by meed, maybe in next months.

He painted in 1850-1860 a portrait of the 13th USA president Millard Fillmore (at The New York Historical Society Museum, inv. 1941.359) and in 1857 the portrait of Carmelita Constant Winchester (in The Historic New Orleans Collection in Louisiana). In 1852 he made a historical painting, called Land Ho! or In Sight of the New World, showing the sighting of the American shore by Columbus, which is inspired by a painting by Christian Ruben and is kept at The Knights of Columbus Museum, Inc. in New Haven, Connecticut.

Čapek 1921 – Thomas Čapek, The Čech (Bohemian) Community of New York with Introductory Remarks on the Čechoslovaks in the United States. (New York: Czechoslovak Section of America’s Making, Inc., 1921).
Washington 2002 – Eric K. Washington, Manhattan: Old Heart of West Harlem (Mount Pleasant: Arcadia Publishing, 2002).

Alexandru Gh. Sonoc, PhD
Head of the Brukenthal Art Museum
Brukenthal National Museum
Sibiu, Romania

Added by Alexandru Sonoc on Jul 18, 2017 11:26 AM
Tim Koenig
Wilhelmina Witt (108718669)
Hi Linda: I sent you two suggested edits for Wilhelmina Witt... She married Christian Witt on 11/26/1882 in Marshfield. Also, the marriage license lists Wilhelmina's maiden name as "Seroka".

I wish I could insert "clickable" hyperlinks. You'll have to "copy & paste" to see these web links. Christian & Wilhelmina's marriage licence can be found at

Census records list Christian (or "Christ") & Wilhelmina Witt in Marshfield, such as this 1900 census...

Thanks again for your help.
- Tim
Added by Tim Koenig on Jun 23, 2017 11:16 PM
Tim Koenig
Lyle Charles Sommers
Hi Linda: Thanks for your help in linking Lyle to his wife Ellen (Nealis) Sommers Baum. - Tim
Added by Tim Koenig on Jun 12, 2017 7:34 PM
Mary D
Raymond Paulson
I got distracted, but finally uploaded a photo of Raymond's stone to your memorial and deleted mine. Have a good evening.
Added by Mary D on May 13, 2017 10:25 PM
Mary D
RE: Raymond Paulson
I am not related to Raymond and understand perfectly. I will delete mine and add a photo of his gravestone to yours. I'm glad that we were able to get him in the correct cemetery.

I hope that you have a good day.
Added by Mary D on May 11, 2017 11:17 AM
Warren Rheinschmidt
Hartwig Ancestor?
Hi Linda,

Thanks for adding the obituaries for Christian Tews and his wife Wilhelmine Hartwig Tews. If you are researching the Hartwigs, I did locate this in Dodge County Wisconsin which is where the family came from. Wilhelmine's father Karl Friedrich Hartwig and mother Friedericken Luebke Hartwig are both buried at St Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Horicon, Dodge Co WI. I suspect that Louisa Hartwig may be Karl's mother

Louisa Hartwig Birth: Mar. 4, 1796, Death: July. 22, 1879, ("Wife of Martin"). Also three photos of the marker.

Find A Grave Memorial# 58491246, Created by: Steve Seim.

I just wanted to pass this along to you or anyone else working on the Hartwig's. Thanks again for all of your excellent work !
Added by Warren Rheinschmidt on Jan 18, 2017 5:09 AM
bruce b
Hi Linda. Violet Clevers married Henry Dassow.Would you happen to know the name of the band they sang in? Would you have a picture of Peter Clevers and Ida Wilke's wedding? They were my great=grand parents. Thank you. Bruce
Added by bruce b on Dec 19, 2016 9:56 AM
Warren Rheinschmidt
Christian Tews Obituaries
Linda, I do have the Marshfield News obituaries for both Wilhelmine and Christian Tews. Is there a way that I can get them added to their listing? I have just discovered your work this morning. Outstanding ! Warren Rheinschmidt

Birth: Nov. 27, 1842, Germany
Death: Nov. 11, 1929

Family links:
Wilhelmine Hartwig Tews (1845 - 1914)

Gustav J. W. Tews (1872 - 1945)*
Ernestine Caroline Johanna Tews Niebuhr (1881 - 1964)*
Anna Fredericka Augusta Tews Schmidt (1885 - 1979)*

*Calculated relationship

Saint Peters Lutheran Cemetery
Marathon County
Wisconsin, USA

Created by: Linda Hahn-Weidman
Record added: Apr 25, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 109288376
Added by Warren Rheinschmidt on Oct 24, 2016 12:32 AM
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