Bio: Kitzerow, Walter John (19 Jul 1886-11 Mar 1948)

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Surnames: Anderson, Fischer, Froelich, Heilman, Kaddatz, Kitzerow, Krause, Kuehn, Lutzenberger, Neuman, Schmidt, Schrein, Schwarze, Julius Voigt, Wichmann, Ziegler

 

----Sources: 1905 WI State Census, Milwaukee; 1930 Federal Census; Evangelical Lutheran Church Postcard (1923); Sheboygan Press, (16 Jul 1929); 1888 Milwaukee City Directory; photo of Rev. Kitzerow provided by the Howards Grove Trinity Lutheran Church.



   Reverend Walter John Kitzerow  was born 19 July 1886 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States to Charles Fredrick (1863-1934) and Dorottea "Dora" A. Anderson (1865-1955) who had married 20 Dec 1885 in Milwaukee.

His parents, Dorottea "Dora" A. Anderson and Charles Fredrick Kitzerow, had four children: Walter John Kitzerow (1886–1948 ​​); Charles Samuel Kitzerow (1888–? ​​);  Milta Kitzerow (1891–? ​​); George Otto Kitzerow (1893–1981).  The 1905 Milwaukee, Wis. State Census recorded Charles and Dora were neighbors of his brother, William H. and their sister-in-law, Mary and their children, 16 yr. old Joseph (1889), 13 yr. old William Jr. (1892), 12 yr. old Lizzie (1893) and 10 yr. old Ella (1895)..  The brothers had a florist shop on Division Market, h. town Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Rev. Kitzerow's Father, Charles, and his uncle William were florists in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

 

 

When World War I broke out, Walter registered in St. Croix, Wis., June 5, 1917.  His record shows he was a tall, blue eyed, thirty-one year old of medium build with black hair and no physical deformities. He had two dependents at that time, his wife Ruby P.(Gutzenberger/Lutzenberger) and his four year old son, Walter Charles.

 

Reveremd Kitzerow left his congregation in Deer Park, Wisconsin and began his two year (1923-1925) ministry with the Greenwood, Wis. Trinity Lutheran Church February 4, 1923. In the spring of 1925, he and his young family left to serve the Trinity Lutheran Church in Howards Grove, Wisconsin.

 

Rev. Kitzerow was installed at the Howards Grove Trinity Lutheran Church on the First Sunday after Easter, April 19, 1925, by Rev. E. Krause from Sheboygan. He filled the position vacated by Ottomar Schmidt who had left a parish in Texas to serve the congregation 1917-1924.  Reverend Walter John Kitzerow held his position for nearly a quarter-century. During that time, he never missed a service or confirmation class because of illness. However, in late February 1948, he complained of not feeling well and the Lenten midweek service had to be cancelled. Less than two weeks later, he was called to his eternal rest on March 11, 1948.

 

WWI Draft Registration 5 June 1917

Walter John Kitzerow, born 19 July 1886, natural born in Milwaukee, Wis., USA,

Apperance: Tall & Medium build with blue eyes and black hair / no balding.  No physical deformations

Residence: Deer Park, Wis.

Occupation: Clergyman in Deer Park Wis., Minister of the Gospel at St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Married, Dependents: Wife & child

 

 

Greenwood, WI Evangelical Lutheran Church & Parsonage (1923)

Back side reads: "Rev. W. J. Kitzerow installed (4 Feb 1923)"


United States Census, 1930, Herman, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States, Sheet Letter: B, Sheet Number: 7

Reverend W J Kitzerow, 43 yr. (1887), Married, white, male, Both Parents b. Wisconsin, Occupation: Trinity Lutheran Church minister

Household
Reverend W. J. Kitzerow Head Male 43 (1886) Wisconsin
Ruby Kitzerow Wife Female 42 (1888) Wisconsin
Walter C Kitzerow Son Male 17 (1913) Wisconsin

 

Rev. Kitzerow was installed at the Howards Grove Trinity Lutheran Church on the First Sunday after Easter, April 19, 1925, by Rev. E. Krause from Sheboygan. He filled the position vacated by Ottomar Schmidt who had left a parish in Texas to serve the congregation 1917-1924.  Reverend Walter John Kitzerow held his position for nearly a quarter-century. During that time, he never missed a service or confirmation class because of illness. However, in late February 1948, he complained of not feeling well and the Lenten midweek service had to be cancelled. Less than two weeks later, he was called to his eternal rest on March 11, 1948.

 

Sheboygan Press excerpt, (16 Jul 1929)

 

 

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The Greenwood Trinity Lutheran Church began as a mission by Rev. Otto Neuman, then of Fairchild, in 1908, and organized June 14th of that year with eight charter members: Robert H. Steffen, Simon Schwarze, Julius Voigt, M. Meinhardt, Mr. P. W. Gullord, Herman Froelich, Ferdinand Kuehn, G. H. Kaddatz. The old Baptist church building (now the City Hall) was rented for $10 for one year. The first resident pastor was Rev. C. F. Schrein. The permanent church home was erected in 1913. The parsonage was bought in 1911.

The first missionary served from 1908 to 1909 and again as vacancy pastor in 1911-12. These pastors have served Trinity church since 1909, C. F. Schrein till 1911, M. Wichmann, (1912-1914); L. A. Fischer, (1914); O. W. Schreiber (1915-1922); W. J. Kitzerow, (1923-1925); George Heilman since May 1925.  The Hub of Clark Co., Wis.

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Obit: Kitzerow, Walter John (19 Jul 1886-11 Mar 1948)


Obituary, unk newspaper: Rev Walter J Kitzerow, 81 yr. old male
Died: 11 Mar 1948 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Occupation: Rev [Pastor]
Mother: Mrs C F Kitzerow
Brother: Charles
Sister: Mrs Frank Nickel, Sex: Female
Son: Charles
Daughter: Mrs. Frank Nickel

Rev Walter C Kitzerow--Son

Clergy: Erich Keller

 

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Obit: Kitzerow, Ruby (1887- 24 Mar 1950)

 

Ruby Kitzerow, Female, Age 62, (widowed wife of Rev. Walter John Kitzerow)
Burial Date 26 Mar 1950 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Residence: 24 Mar 1950
Address 2303 E. Belleview place, Deer Park, Wisconsin

Occupation: Pastorate
Death Date 24 Mar 1950
Newspaper Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


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“Thirty years (1910) ago the Engebretson’s, Danielson’s, Johnson’s, Hembres, Krogness’ and all the others went to church in the old Larson school originally located NE of Greenwood in a community known as "Trondhjem". Finally, they decided to build their own church. After the church was built, the old Larson school was moved a short distance north of the Trondhjem corner, onto the old Christopherson farm in Warner sec 35. It is from this farm that the name of the present school, “Christopherson School” was taken”

 

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Wisconsin State Census, 1905 Milwaukee Milwaukee city, ward 21

Husband: Peter Gutzenberger 46y, Barber; 1905 Milwaukee city, ward 21, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Male M 46 Married White W (Abt 1859) Wisconsin Germany Germany
Wife: Ida Gutzenberger 39y Peter Gutzenberger 1905 Milwaukee city, ward 21, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Female F 39 Married White W (Abt 1866) Wisconsin Germany Germany
Daughter: Ruby Gutzenberger 18y, Clerk; Female M 18 White W 1887 (1887) Wisconsin
Daughter: Olive Gutzenberger 11y Female F 11 White W 1894 Abt 1894 Wisconsin
Daughter: Martha Gutzenberger 9y, Female F 9 White W 1896 Abt 1896 Wisconsin
Daughter: Hope Gutzenberger 4y, Female F 4 White W 1901 Abt 1901 Wisconsin

 

1910 Federal Census, Wisconsin Milwaukee Milwaukee Ward 21 ED 244, B1

Mother/Head: Ada (Ida) Lutzenberger Female 44 (1866), Housekeeper, Wisconsin Widowed White Head Germany Germany
Daughter: Rube (Ruby) Lutzenberger Female 23 (1887), Bookkeeper in a Laudry, Wisconsin Single White Wisconsin Wisconsin
Daughter: Merlet Lutzenberger Female 14 (1896) Wisconsin Single White Wisconsin Wisconsin
Daughter, Hope Lutzenberger Female 9 (1901) Wisconsin Single White  Wisconsin Wisconsin

Boarder: Mathilda Kors Female 36 1874 Wisconsin Single White Wisconsin Wisconsin

 

Peter M Lutzenberger (3 Aug 1864–1920​​), the son of Dieomas and Rosa Boeck Lutzenberger, was born in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wis. and married Ida C. Ziegler (1865-?) 10 Nov 1885 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Children of Ida C Ziegler and Peter M Lutzenberger


Ruby Lutzenberger 16 Apr 1887–1950

Louise Lutzenberger 1889–1889

Camille Lutzenberger 1891–1891​​

Olive Pauline Lutzenberger 1893–1908

Myrtle L Lutzenberger 6 Feb 1896–?

Hope Lillian Pearl Lutzenberger 16 Apr 1901–?

 

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Obit: Lurzenberger, Peter M. (3 Aug 1864 - 29 Mar 1908)


Peter M. Lutzenberger
BIRTH 3 Aug 1864, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
DEATH 29 Mar 1908 (aged 43)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
BURIAL: Union Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA

 

Der Sonntagsbote. (Milwaukee, Wis.) 1906-1912, April 05, 1908

 

The German Translation below may have errors because it was done by computer.  Please contact us with any needed corrections.

 

Milwaukee. Sunday, April 05, 1908
Mr. Erzbifckor rightly called blasphemy and desecration. Peter M. Lutzenberger processor of the 21st Ward, Ser about 2 weeks ago found insane and his Milwaukee County transferred there on the 1st Sunday above. He reached the age of 43 years.

 

Family Members of Peter M. Lutzenberger


Parents: Rose Van Diemen (1837–1930)
Spouse: Ida C. Ziegler Lutzenberger (1865–1929)
Siblings: Paulina Lutzenberger Lauer (1862–1927)
Children: Louise Lutzenberger; (1889–1889); Camille Lutzenberger (1891–1891); Olive Lutzenberger (1893–1908)

 

 


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