Obit: Thiel, Anna Sophia (1858 - 1943)


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Surnames: Thiel, Krepsky, Hoffmann, Mehrign, Schmidt, Nagel,Lesinger, Becherer, Johnson

----Source: Jan 14, 1943 Colby Phonograph, Krepsky Family Album

        Anna Sophia Krepsky Thiel

        (16 Oct 1858 - 11 Jan 1943) 

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Anna Sophia Thiel died at her home in the town of hull Monday afternoon, January 11, 1943 at 6;45 p.m., a heart disease of two weeks duration being the cause of her death,  funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, January 15, at 2;00 at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church, in Colby,  Rev. O. Hoffmann officiating, and internment will be in the Colby cemetery.

The deceased, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Krepsky, was born in Sheboygan county on October 19, 1858, thus reaching the age of 84 years, two months and 22 days.  She was married to Ernst Thiel in Sheboygan County and came to this community in 1901 and engaged in the business of farming.  Twelve children were born to them.

Surviving children are John Thiel of Belle Plaine, Minn., Max Thiel of Colby, Reynold Thiel of Spokane, Washington, Mrs. William (Lena) Mehrign of Sheboygan, Wis.,  Edward Thiel of brooks, Oregon, Martin Thiel of Spokane, Wash, Eugene Thiel of Colby,  Wisconsin,  Joseph Thiel of Spokane, Washington, Mrs. Paul Schmidt of Colby, and Mrs. Arthur (Edna) Nagel of Colby.  One brother, Frank Krepsky, of Sheboygan, Wis, also survives.

The deceased was a good Christian, a kind and indulgent wife and mother, and, like all early pioneers, of a congenial, industrious and hospitable disposition.


Obit: Thiel, Maximillian Ferdinand (1880 - 1960)

----Source: Jan 28, 1960   Colby Phonograph

Maximillian Ferdinand Thiel (6 November, 1880 to Jan  22 1960)

Max Thiel of the town of hull died Friday morning at 10 o’clock  of a heart attack.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Zion Lutheran church at Colby,  Rev. William Christian officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery.  Pall bearers were Roy Nagel, Elroy Schmitt, Robert Leisinger, Willard Becherer and welter Johnson.

Mr. Thiel was born on Nov 6, 1880 in Sheboygan county.  He moved to the town of hull at the age of twenty years and engaged in farming here ever since.  He was never married. He was well known here for his fine Christian character with an amicable disposition.  His many friends will miss him.

Surviving are four brothers, Edward  Thiel of Brooks, Oregon, Eugene Thiel of Laramie, Oregon, and martin and Joseph Thiel of Spokane,  Washington; two sisters, Mrs. Paul Schmidt and Mrs. Arthur Nagel of Colby, Wisconsin.




Bio: Thiel, Johann "Ernst" Traugott & Anna Sophia Krepsky


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Surnames: Thiel, Kettenbeil, Krepsky


----Source: Krepsky Family Records


Johann Ernst Traugott Thiel (2 Nov 1851 - 2 Sep 1921)


Johann Ernst Traugott Thiel was born 2 Nov 1851 in Germany and came to U.S.A. at 6 months of age.  His  parents had a farm in Mosel, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  Eventually the farm was sold and they moved to the town of Colby, Clark County, Wisconsin. He died at the age of 84, 2 Sep 1921at home in hull, marathon county, from cancer of the stomach.  Ernest died 2 Sep 1921 and his wife, Anna was laid by his side 21 years later, 11 Jan 1943.  They are both buried in the Colby Memorial Cemetery, Colby, Clark Co., Wisconsin.



Father: Heinrich Ehregott Thiel Taugott
Mother: Johanna Elizabeth Kettenbeil born 6 Nov 1851, Grafentonne, Gotha, Sachsen Germany





18 June 1876--Ernst Thiel married Anna Krebsky / Krepsky (b. 16 Oct 1858) at Zion Lutheran Church, Sheboygan, Wis.  The marriage certificate says "Ernst Thiel of Town Mosel" was married in Pigeon River House with Charles Krebsky (Krepsky) serving as the withness.  It also lists his occupation as "Farmer".  Anna was the daughter of


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Birth of Son


Bio: Thiel, Martin (1892 - Birth)


Martin Thiel
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 22 Jun 1892
Birthplace: Mosel, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Race: White
Father's Name: Ernst Thiel
Mother's Name: Anna Krepsky


Death of Daughter


Alma Thiel
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 1900
Event Place: Mosel, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Gender: Female
Age: 0
Birth Year (Estimated): 1900
Father's Name: Ernst Thiel
Mother's Name: Anna Thiel


1905 Wisconsin State Census, Hull, Marathon, Wisconsin, pg. 372


Ernest Thiel, white married male
Parent 1 Birthplace: Germany
Parent 2 Birthplace: Germany

Household Members
Ernest Thiel Head M 52y Wisconsin
Anna Thiel Wife F 45y Wisconsin
Lena Thiel Daughter F 18y Wisconsin
Hattie Thiel Daughter F 15y Wisconsin
Martin Thiel Son M 13y Wisconsin
Eugene Thiel Son M 11y Wisconsin
Joseph Thiel Son M 9y Wisconsin
Ella Thiel Daughter F 7y Wisconsin


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Thiel Tombstones in Colby Memorial Cemetery, Colby, Wisconsin


Side Note: I have been working on the Krepsky family and have lots of additional information. An August Krepsky moved to Colby with his family in 1892 and ran a hardware store there. I have not found very much on this family and I am looking for someone to take pictures of the gravesites in Colby Cemetery. I do know they are related to the Holtzhousens in the area. Carl was married to Gusta and they had a son Alvin who had a son David who had a son Daniel. I believe David and Daniel are still living. Is there someone I can contact who will research for me or take pictures. I am willing to pay or donate. I live in Dearborn, Michigan and when I do get to Wisconsin I have only made it to Kohler and Sheboygan where the rest of the family lived. Linell Krepsky Jenks


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