BioM: Miller, Miss Ethel M. (1943)



Surnames: Miller, Borgemoen, Ward, Bruelling


----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 1 Jul 1943

Miller, Miss ? (Marriage - 19 June 1943)


A former Abbotsford resident, Ethel Miller, now of Eau Claire, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Miller, Eau Claire, was married to Earl E. Borgemoen, Chippewa Falls, at Eau Claire Congregational church, Saturday evening, June 19 at 8:00 o’clock. The Rev. Alfred J. Ward read the service.


A sister of the bride, Miss Nettie Miller, Eau Claire, served as bridesmaid and Alvin Bruelling, Chippewa Falls, was best man.


A reception was held that evening at the home of the bride’s parents.


Miss Miller, a graduate of Abbotsford high school with the class of  1927, received her training as a nurse at Luther hospital, Eau Claire, and has been employed as city nurse there.



Ethel M. Miller & Earl E. Borgenheimer


1946 - U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989


Name: Ethel M Borgenheimer     Gender: Female    Residence Year: 1946

Street Address: 634 N Michigan    Residence Place: Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Occupation: Nurse     Widow of: Earl E Borgenheimer

Publication Title: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1946


1956 - U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989


Name: Ethel M Borgenheimer , widow of Earl E

Nurse, Visiting Nurse Assn of Eau Claire

Publication Title: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1956


Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wisconsin, USA


Borgenheimer, Earl E.                  1903-1944

Borgenheimer, Ethel M.              1907-2000

Borgenheimer, Walter     22 Jan 1944 – 7 July 2006            << their son


United States Obituary Collection


Name of Deceased: Walter E. Borgenheimer    Birth Date: 22 Jan 1944

Obituary Date: 12 Jul 2006     Newspaper Title: Leader-Telegram; Eau Claire, WI, US

Locations Mentioned in Obituary: Eau Claire; Chippewa Falls, WI

Other Persons Mentioned in Obituary:

Earl Borgenheimer, Ethel Borgenheimer, Marie Miller, Nettie Miller, Norman Miller, Gordon Miller, Myrtle Ingersoll, Burtis Ingersoll, Verla Bluedorn, Bill Bluedorn, Pastor Huber David


----Source: Daily Telegram September 12, 1963 (Eau Claire, Wisconsin)


Visiting Nurse Is Friend, Confidant and Morale Builder, to Shut-in Patients


OLD FRIENDS -- Mrs. Ethel Borgenheimer prepares to administer a hypo to Mrs. Anna C. Berg, 1014 East Grand Avenue on her daily visit with the Scandinavian wido who is in her 70's. Mrs. Berg has received daily care from the Visting Nurse Association for the past nine years and welcomes the nurses with a friendly cup of coffee if they have time to pause. Mrs. Borgenheimer, a widow with one son, has been on the V.N.A., staff as a full time R. N. for 18 years. She covers the East and North sides, averaging 8 to 10 calls per day.


U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current

Name: Ethel Borgenheimer         Born: 30 Mar 1907     Died: 2 Nov 2000     Age: 93

SSN: 399-22-5867     State (Year) SSN issued: Wisconsin

Last Residence: 54703  Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA



Louis Miller, b. Feb 1879, Wisconsin

    married 14 May 1906, Clark County, Wisconsin

Fannie M Truax, b. Dec 1881, Spencer, Marathon Co., Wisconsin

    Daughter of Alonzo & Nettie Truax, both b. NY


Ethel M, b. 30 Mar 1907 Clark Co., WI, d. 2 Nov 2000 Eau Claire Co., WI

    Spouse: Earl E Borgenheimer (1903-1944), Child: Walter E (1944-2006)

Nettie E, b. 1909 North Dakota

Norman, b. 1910 WI

Myrtle A, b. 5 Jan 1912 WI, d. 21 July 2001, Eau Claire Co., WI

    Spouse: Birtis Perry Ingersoll (1905-1984)

Gordon, b. 1916 WI

Verla A, b. 17 Mar 1922 WI, d. 11 Jan 2013, Taylor Co., WI

    Spouse: William R Bluedorn (1918-1985)



George Borgenheimer, b. Jan 1849, Germany

    married 7 Sep 1889, Chippewa Co., WI

Anna M Boettcher, b. 1869, Germany (? daughter of August & Harriet ?)


Harry, b. Oct 1888 WI

Genoveva, b. Jul 1890 WI

Etta, b. Nov 1891 WI

Ella M, b. Feb 1893 WI

Robert G, b. 6 Dec 1895 WI, d. 3 Dec 1964 St Louis Co., MN

George A, b. 24 Oct 1897 WI, d. 20 Mar 1980 Chippewa Co., WI

    Spouse: Dorothy

Anna T, b. Oct 1899 WI

Walter Esra, b. 25 Sep 1901 Chippewa Co., WI, d. 10 Jan 1938 Gallatin Co., MT

    Spouse: Eva LaTour

Earl E, b. 1903 WI, d. 1944 WI

    Spouse: Ethel Miller (1907-2000), Child: Walter E (1944-2006)

William L, b. 1910 WI


Obit: Miller, Fanny (1882 - 1952)

Surnames: Miller, Truax, Bluedorn, Ingersoll, Borgenheimer

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 08/07/1952

Miller, Fanny (1882 - 4 Aug. 1952)


Funeral services for Mrs. Louis Miller, who died Monday morning at an Eau Claire hospital, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Stokes Funeral Home, Eau Claire. Burial was made there.


The Millers, who had been residents of Abbotsford since 1919, moved to Eau Claire in 1941.


Mrs. Miller was born Fanny Truax, at Spencer, in 1882. She was married to Louis Miller there.


Besides her husband, she is survived by six children, all of whom were present for the funeral: Mrs. Ethel Borgenheimer and Mrs. William (Verlyn) Bluedorn, Eau Claire; Miss Nettie Miller, Greenwood; Mrs. Birtis (Myrtle) Ingersoll, Adams; Norman, Abbotsford; and Gordon, Wisconsin Rapids.


There are 11 grand children and one brother, Nelson Truax, Chicago.


Mr. and Mrs. Norman Miller attended the funeral services.


1930 Federal Census, Abbotsford, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, Family 170, Line 92


Louis Miller, white married male

Father's Birthplace: Germany    Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Sheet Number and Letter: 6B    Household ID: 170    Line Number: 92

Household Members

Head Louis Miller           M   51   Wisconsin

Wife Fannie Miller         F     48   (1882) Wisconsin

Daughter Myrtle Miller F     18   (1912) Wisconsin

Son Gordon Miller         M   14    Wisconsin

Daughter Verla Miller   F       8    (1922) Wisconsin

Mother-in-law Nettie Truax     F   73   New York


1940 Federal Census, Ward 9, Eau Claire City, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, District: 18-18, Family 309, Line 52


Louis Miller, white married male

Last Place of Residence: Abbotsford, Clark, Wisconsin

Household Members

Head Louis Miller             M   61  Wisconsin

Wife Fannie Miller            F    58  Wisconsin

Daughter Ethel Miller      F    33  (1907) Wisconsin

Son Gordon Miller           M    24  Wisconsin

Daughter Verla Miller      F     18  Wisconsin

Lodger Dorothy Brady     F       8  Wisconsin

Lodger Jackie Berglund   M      1  Wisconsin


Walter Esra Borgenheimer

b. 25 Sep 1901, Lafayette, Chippewa, WI; Died: 10 Jan 1938 airplane crash (res: Montana)

Parents: George & Anna M (Boettcher) Borgenheimer (both born in Germany)

Spouse: Eve LaTour (b, abt 1903, Montana); Daughter: Ann b. March 1937


Wisconsin Birth Records

Walter Esra Borgenheimer    Gender: Male     Race: White     Record Number: 002559

Birth Date: 25 Sep 1901         Birthplace: La Fayette, Chippewa, Wisconsin

Father's Name: George Borgenheimer     Father's Birthplace: Bayern, Germany

Mother's Name: Anna M. Boettcher         Mother's Birthplace: Preuszen, Germany


1920 Federal Census, Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin, District: 66, Household 160, Line 99

George Borgenheimer, white divorced male (father of Walter Esra Borgenheimer)

Gender: Male     Age: 70 (1849 - 1850)     Can Read and Write

Birthplace: Germany     Immigration Year: 1884

Father's Birthplace: Germany     Mother's Birthplace: Germany


Bio: Anne, Borgenheimer (1937)

Montana Birth Records


----Source: Montana Butte Standard March 24, 1937

GIRL IS BORN—Mr. and Mrs. Walter Borgenheimer of Basin are parents of a daughter (Anne), born at Murray hospital yesterday.


Montana Death Records

Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941


Walter E Borgenheimer

Cemetery Stone

Date: 10 Jan 1938     Event Place: Butte, Montana


1940 Federal Census, Basin, Jefferson, Montana, United States, District: 22-4, Family 24, Line 69


Eva Borgenheimer, white widowed female     Last Place of Residence: Same House

Household Members

Head Eva Borgenheimer            F    37   Montana

Daughter Ann Borgenheimer    F      3   Montana


Obit: Borgenheimer, Walter Esra (1901 - 1938)


Surnames: Boettcher, Borgenheimer, Nelson, Anderson, West, Ton, Levin, McKay, Stevenson, Anderson, Croonquist, Marley, Noe, Smith, Olson, Gardner, Powell, Berg


----Source: Montana Standard January 12, 1938


Victim's Body Expected Here


Killed in Crash, Walter E. Borgenheimer Will Arrive Today.


The body of Walter E. Borgenheimer, Basin contractor, who died Monday night In the crash of a Northwest Airliner near Bowman, will arrive today from Bozeman and will be taken to White's mortuary. It is not known when or where funeral services will be held, but presumably he services will be at Basin.


Mr. Borgenheimer was enroute to Chippewa Fall's, Wis., to see his aged mother, who was reported dying. Shortly after news of the crash reached Butte an erroneous report gained circulation that his mother had died at about the same time that her son was killed. Word last night from Chippewa Falls was to the effect that the aged woman was still alive, although in serious condition. Members of her family are at her bedside.


When the Basin man came to Butte Monday, anxious to board a plane for the East, he was told that all available space on the ship had been taken. A short time later some one cancelled a reservation and Mr. Borgenheimer received a call from the airport to that effect, He left at once, accompanied by his wife, for the airfield, Within an hour he was dead. He is survived by his wife and four-month-old daughter.


----Source: Kalispell Daily Inter Lake January 13,  1938


All Victims of State Air Crash Are Identified


Gallatin County Coroner Testifies at Inquest That All Met Death Instantly — Bodies Are Released to Relatives


Bozeman, Mont., Jan. 13.— (AP)—The burned, broken bodies of 10 men killed Monday when a Northwest Airlines plane crashed into the Bridger mountains were released today to relatives, following conclusion of a coroner's investigation. A coroner's jury announced after an inquest last night the 10 persons "came to their deaths* * *as a result of injuries received when a Lockheed 14 H-type airplane crashed to earth approximately 17 miles northeast of Bozeman."  Two stopped watches, one found on a body and the other in the wreckage, placed the time of the crash at 3:07 p. m.


Evidence submitted at the inquest by witnesses of the disaster will be available for study by a Commerce department investigating board when it meets here Tuesday to inquire into the causes of the crash.


Coroner Howard Nelson testified at the inquest the eight passengers and two crew members were killed instantly.


"All the safety belts were snapped, apparently by the terrific impact when the plane struck, and in my opinion every one of the ten were dead before the plane burst into flames," Nelson, state.


All Bodies Identified.


Identification of all bodies through various article found in what remained of the victims' clothing was announced last night by Nelson 24 hours after the bodies were brought by bobsled and truck from the crash scene.


The coroner said all the bodies were horribly burned except that of the pilot, Nick Manner of Spokane, Wash. His body was identified through a Social Security card found in a wallet and cherons on a uniform sleeve.


The body of George A. Anderson, Spokane, was identified through the victim's habit of carrying reserve currency in his watch pocket. Carefully folded currency was found in a watch pocket on the body.


Nelson said the means of identifying the others were:


Co-Pilot Frederick W. West, Jr., Spokane, uniform coat buttons.


Walter R. Ton, St. Paul, lodge cards.


Walter K. Borgenheimer, Basin, Montana, diamond ring.


Lloyd Levin, Detroit, fragments of clothing.


D. McKay, Winnipeg, Canada, braided leather thong on watch.


I. E. Stevenson, Seattle, hotel identification tag.


Ted Anderson, St. Paul, key ring name tag.


Al Croonquist, Billings, Mont., charred portion of hand-tooled leather belt recently given to him by friends.


Persons testifying at the inquest in addition to the coroner Included Deputy Sheriff T. H. Marley; J. C. Noe, airways mechanician for the Bureau of Air Commerce, Helena, Mont.; R. L. Smith, of Minneapolis, MN and Albert F. Olson of Seattle, Northwest Airlines pilots; George Gardner of Spokane, western division superintendent for the airline, and Dave Powell of Detroit, who was visiting at a ranch Bozeman.


---Source: Montana Standard January 11, 1938


Queer Quirk of Fate Cost Man's Life Walter E. Borgenheimer Got Passage on Ill-Fated Plane When Other Reservation Was Cancelled


Waller E. Borgenheimer, Basin contractor, rode to his death on Ihe Northwest Airliner through a queer quirk of fate, it was learned last night. Summoned to the bedside of his 82-year-old mother, who lay near death in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Borgenheimer came to Butte and made arrangements for air passage eastward.


There were no vacancies on the early afternoon airliner and the contractor went to the home of his brother-in-law, George Howard, 66 West Aluminum street, to await a later plane.


While he was at the Howard home airline officials called him. There was a vacancy on the early plane, they said. Some one had decided not to go, he was told. So Borgenheimer, accompanied by his wife, went to the airport. In perhaps an hour his body lay in the smoking wreckage of the giant plane.


A little while later Mrs. Borgenheimer was handed a telegram advising of the death of her husband's mother In Chippewa Falls. Borgenheimer's wife, the former Eve LaTour, and a four-month old daughter survive him In Basin. In Wisconsin there are several brothers and sisters.


Borgenheimer was well known in Bntle, Basin and surrounding towns. Recently he had completed a paving job in Anaconda. He came here several years ago from Chippewa Falls.







This is the plane which crashed in the Bridger Mountains near Bozeman yesterday afternoon, takingt 10 aboard to their deaths. It was one of the new Lockhee "Zephyrs," latest type of airliner, recently put into service by Northwestern Airlines. It was a sister ship of the plane which established a new speed record between Seattle and Butte Sunday.  MONTANA SENTENIAL, BUTTE, MONTANA, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY I I , 1938.



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