Bio: Groelle, Mrs. A. F. "Ana" Wehsmier (11 May 1906)
Contact:  Lani Bartelt

Surnames: Groelle, Van Camp, Hamman, Howe, Vanard, Healy, Emerson, Rusk, Wehsmier

----Sources: Marathon County Register Newspaper (Unity, Wis.) May 11,1906

A Snap

As I intend to remove from the state I will sell all my household good including Furniture, Stoves, Pictures, Kitchen utensils, Dishes etc. Also a pile of lumber. Call me at home: Mrs. A. F. Groelle


For Sale or Rent My house on west side for sale or rent.

A. F. Groelle


Family Research

Stones in the Groelle Lot in the Evergreen Cemetery of Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Gottfried G. Groelle; Co. B, 9th Wis. Inf. (Enlisted 24 Sep 1861 as a pvt. from Manitowoc, Wis. at 24 yrs. of age and was mustered out 29 Aug 1863)
A Stone inscribed "Mother".
Erhard G. Groelle  (19 Oct 1904 - 8 May 1913), son of Fred & Lillian Healy Groelle.
Gottfried G. Groelle  (31 May 1837 - 28 Nov 1911)
Anna M. Groelle  (20 Oct 1844 - 16 Aug 1920)

1900 Federal Census, ED 72 Brighton township, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States, page: 4, sheet letter: A, family # 74

Ana Groelle, white, married female
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: Germany
years married: 34
estimated marriage year: 1866
mother how many children: 9
number living children: 5
immigration year: 1855

Household Members
head Godfrey Groelle M 63 (May 1837 Germany)
wife Ana Groelle F 56 (Oct 1844 Germany)
daughter Ida Groelle F 27 (Jul 1873 Wisconsin)
son Otto Groelle M 21 (Aug 1879 Wisconsin)
son Adolph Groelle M 18 (Aug 1882 Wisconsin)

1905 Wisconsin State Census, Unity, Clark, Wisconsin

Gotfried Groelle, white, married, male
place of birth: parent 1: Germany
place of birth: parent 2: Germany

Household Members
head Gotfried Groelle M 68y (1837 Germany)
wife Annie Groelle F 61y Germany
daughter Ida Groelle F 30y Wisconsin

1920 Federal Census, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Anna Groelle, white, widowed, female
age: 75
birthplace: Germany
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: Germany

Household Members
self Otto C Hamann M 54y Wisconsin
wife Anna Hamann F 49y Wisconsin
daughter Ruby Van Camp F 23y Wisconsin
Elvin Van Camp M 25y Wisconsin
Mother-in-law: Anna Groelle F 75y (1844 Germany)

Wisconsin Birth Records

Ida Emilie Groelle
gender: Female
birth date: 04 Jul 1872
birthplace: Newton, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin
father's name: Gottfried Groelle
indexing project (batch) number: C00317-9
system origin: Wisconsin-EASy
source film number: 1305080
reference number: item 3 p 150

Wisconsin Marriage Records

Fred F. Groelle
groom's birthplace: Manitowoc, Wis.
bride's name: Lillie Belle Healy
bride's birthplace: Fond Du Lac, Wis.
marriage date: 14 Feb 1900
marriage place: Clark, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Gottfred Geo. Groelle
groom's mother's name: Anna Margaret Groelle
bride's father's name: Conner Healy
bride's mother's name: Kate Healy
groom's race: White
bride's race: White

Charles Frederick Groelle
groom's birthplace: Manitowoc, Wi
bride's name: Bessie Howe
bride's birthplace: Cadiz, Green, Wi
marriage date: 25 Dec 1891
marriage place: Cadiz, Green, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Godfried Groelle
groom's mother's name: Annie Groelle
bride's father's name: Abner Howe
bride's mother's name: Lucinda Vanard
groom's race: White
bride's race: White


George Rusk Emerson
groom's birthplace: Ada, Ohio
bride's name: Ida Emelia Groelle
bride's birthplace: Newton, Manitowoc, Wis.
marriage date: 10 Sep 1906
marriage place: Clark, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: Wesley Emerson
groom's mother's name: Sarah E. Rusk
bride's father's name: Godfried George Groelle
bride's mother's name: Anna Margaret Wehsmier
groom's race: White
bride's race: White

Obit: Groelle, Ana Margaret Wehsmier (1844 - 1920)


----Source: Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Friday, August 20, 1920, Page 3


Ana M. Groelle (20 Oct 1844 - 16 Aug 1920)

Those from out of town who were here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Groelle have returned to their homes. They were Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Groelle, Mrs. Bessie Groelle, Adolph Wehwein and Mr. and Mrs. Hammann of Milwaukee, Otto Groelle of Abbotsford, Adolph Groelle and daughter of Unity, Wis., and Mrs. Ida Emmerson of New London, Ohio.

Obit: Schmitz, Johanna (1831 - 1904)

Johanna Schmitz (sister of Gottfried Groelle)

----Source: Der Nord Westen, 7 Apr. 1904

Sudden death on Sat. morning of Mrs. Fritz Schmitz, one of the oldest German residents of our county. Mrs. Schmitz had enjoyed good health and no one anticipated that her death was imminent. Even on Sat. when she got up at 7 o'clock, she was fine. She got dressed and while doing so was stricken with a heart attack and sank back onto the bed. When she didn't show up at her place for breakfast Mr. Schmitz went up to the room and found his wife lifeless on the bed. Although a doctor was called, all he could do was establish that life was gone. Mrs. Schmitz was born 05 Jan. 1831 in Kirschbach, Saxony and came to America with her parents, the Groelle family, in 1848. The family then settled in the wilderness of Town Newton where she eventually married Fritz Schmitz on 31 Jan. 1849, the same day that her sister married a brother of Mr. Schmitz. 9 children were born to the couple, all of whom survive. They are Fred in Unity, Adolph in Milwaukee, August in Shawano, Mrs. Amalie Kastbaum in Liberty, William in St. Nazianz, Mrs. Emma Groelle of Newton and Edward, Lonis and Hulda here. Mr. and Mrs. Schmitz were residents of Town Newton where they operated a farm until they retired to Manitowoc a few years ago. The unanticipated death of wife and mother is a terrible blow for the family, especially for her elderly husband.


In addition to the 9 children, Mrs. Schmitz is survived by 4 brothers and 3 sisters, namely Louis Groelle of Newton, Albert Groelle of Chicago, Fred Groelle in Newton, Gottfried Groelle in Unity, Mrs. Carl Schmitz and Mrs. Susanna Wehrwein in Newton, and Mrs. Minna Eckhardt in Gibson. The funeral was held Tues. at the city cemetery. Pastor Vriesen of Newton delivered the funeral oration.




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