Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sunday's Obituary - Charles Dart

Algoma Record-Herald, 21JUN1935, pg1
I had to do a double-take when I read his obituary and went to verify it with my family tree. This is my Charles. I looked up his obituary to get more information, but I had his wife down as "Kate" in the family tree. Do you know what else? His wife's name is Kate.

She's Kate on their tombstone. She's Kate in every stinking census record. I also have Kate's obituary (which I'll post later) that confirms it, although it lists her husband's death as June 10th not the 11th. Kate's maiden name was Jadin, so why she's listed as Desira is beyond me. Perhaps I'll figure that out one day.

As for Charles he was born on November 10, 1874 in Tonet to Eugene and Josephine Dart nee Hermans. He was the second oldest of 12 children. He was married on September 12, 1900 to Catherine Jadin (I've got the marriage certificate to prove it), and died June 11, 1935. He is my husband's great, great uncle.

"Charles Dart, Tonet Farmer, Dies of Cancer

TONET - Charles Dart, 61 years of age, a resident of Tonet, died Tuesday, June 11, after an illness of about eight months. Cancer of the liver was given as the immediate cause of death.

The funeral services for Mr. Dart were held from the St. Martin's church in Tonet at 10 o'clock last Thursday. The Rev. L. A. Dobblesteen conducted the services and interment was made at the Tonet cemetery.

Born in Tonet, Charles Dart resided there all his life. He died on his Tonet farm which was being rented and operated by his son, Fred, and family.

Deceased was married to Desira Jadin at the St. Martin's church in Tonet.

Surviving are: One son, Fred, living on the Dart farm in Tonet; one daughter, Mrs. John (Libbie) Mandarin, Lincoln; five brothers, August, John, William, all of Tonet, Eli, Bay Settlement, and Wilbur, Walhain, and three sisters, Mrs. Victor Laurent, Mrs. Louis Vandenhouten, both of Tonet, and Mrs. Mathy, Michigan. Three grandchildren also remain."

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Funeral Card Friday - Eli Dart

Memorial Card - Eli J. Dart (reverse)
Memorial Card - Eli J. Dart

Eli Dart was the 11th of 12 children born to Eugene and Josephine Dart nee Hermans. He was born on September 21, 1894 and passed on February 21, 1982. He married Edith (maiden name unknown) on November 11, 1919 in Tonet, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin.

Eli passed away in Luxemburg, Kewaunee, Wisconsin according to the SSDI, but is buried in Green Bay, Brown County in The Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum in Nicolet Memorial Gardens.

Since I don't know his wife's maiden name I'll be pulling Eli and Edith's obituaries when I go home unless I happen to find it hidden away in my files before then. I've seen someone list Edith's maiden name as Laurent on a family tree on Ancestry, com, but there is no supporting documentation. I'm not willing to run with that on someone's word, but I'll find out if it's true or not when I check the newspapers.

Rest in peace, Eli.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wedding Wednesday - Cayemberg/Villers Golden Wedding Anniversary

Golden Wedding Anniversary of Eli and Florence Cayemberg nee Villers
Eli Cayemberg and Florence Villers were married on April 24th 1886 in Rosiere, Wisconsin. Their 50th anniversary would have been in 1936. Eli would pass on three years later. Together they had 14 known children Emily, Eugenia, Frank, John, Martin Joseph, Henry, Lucy, Louis Felix, Alice, Ella, Wilfred, Anastasia, Patrick, and Walter. Eli and Florence were my husband's great grandparents.

A very special thank you to Wendy Cayemberg and Fern Gouin nee Cayemberg for allowing me to post this photo!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday - Sylvester and Bertha Gaedtke nee Dart

Marker for Sylvester and Bertha Gaedtke nee Dart in the Shrine of the
Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay, Wisconsin
I took this photo of the Gaedtke marker in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum in Nicolet Gardens, Green Bay, Wisconsin well over 5 years ago. It was before my father-in-law passed and I was walking through the mausoleum with my in-laws and they were pointing out to me family markers. Gaedtke didn't mean anything to me at the time although I'm sure he explained who Bertha was to me at the time. It was all sensory overload though so I didn't retain it. Too much information at once.

Then Bertha passed away in 2010 five days after my father-in-law. I saw in her obituary that her maiden name was Dart and I finally recalled the connection.

As I mentioned in a post about her parents, Bertha passed away on May 20, 2010. Her husband died on November 3, 2009. This photo was taken before either had passed so there are no death dates on it. I'll have to see about stopping by the mausoleum sometime and getting a new picture. I'm sure by now they've been added.

Rest in peace, Sylvester and Bertha.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sunday's Obituary - Wilbert Dart

Green Bay Press-Gazette
12JUN1984, pg C-6
Ha! Did I say I needed to pull Wilbert Dart's obituary the next time I was home? I take it back. I pulled it right out of my "Dart" file. It was just sitting there waiting for me to enter it into my blog and family tree. Done! This is one of the main reasons I'm slowly going through my files trying to sort it all and into my tree properly! Not only will my tree be sourced properly and with all the research I've already done, but it will actually make my research more effective because I won't be wasting time looking for things I already have!

"Wilbert Dart

Wilbert Dart, 87, Rt. 4, Luxemburg, died Monday evening at a Kewaunee nursing home. He was born Feb. 18, 1897 in Tonet to the late Eugene and Josephine (Hermans) Dart.

He served with the United States Army during World War I and married Alice Delveaux Dec. 30, 1920 at St. Francis Church, Duval.

His wife preceded him in death Dec. 15, 1976.

He operated a farm at Walhain until his retirement 22 years ago. Mr. Dart was a member of the World War I Barrack No. 3240 Kewaunee and the American Legion, Ralph Kline Post 262 of Luxembourg. He served 18 years on the Walhain school board.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Bertha and Sylvester Gaedtke, Rt. 4, Luxemburg; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Jill and Randy Bosman, Rt. 4, Luxemburg; two great grandsons, Barry and Bradley Bosman, Rt. 4, Luxemburg, and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Lucy Delveaux, Algoma.

He was preceded in death by one infant son, six brothers, and six sisters.

Friends may call at the McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. World War I Barracks Memorial service at 4 p.m. Wednesday. American Legion memorial service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Rosary 8 p.m. Wednesday. Wake service at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Amand Church, Walhain, with the Rev. Christian O'Brien officiating. Entombment in The Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

American Legion military rites will follow services at the church."

The obituary for his wife, Alice Dart nee Delveaux, was posted previously.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Funeral Card Friday - Wilbert W Dart

Memorial Card - Wilbert W Dart (reverse)
Memorial Card - Wilbert W Dart

So far I've only found a handful of Dart memorial cards in my collection. Wilbert was already in my family tree with a good amount of source materials and research already done. What I don't have is an obituary for Wilbert but this memorial card is one of the places I can get a date of death from.

Wilbert is buried in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum in Nicolet Memorial Gardens, Green Bay, Wisconsin (FindAGrave memorial). The best place for me to look is going to be in the Green Bay Press-Gazette because he's being buried in Green Bay so he must have had family (or a reason) to choose Green Bay. According to the SSDI and the Wisconsin Death Index he died in Luxemburg, Kewaunee County, so if I don't find anything in the Press-Gazette I know where to check next.

Wilbert was a veteran of World War I. I'd love to have a distant cousin contact me and be willing to share a photo of him in uniform or a better photo in general than the two I have. One is from this memorial card and the other is from a newspaper clipping of his Golden Anniversary. With a photo of him in uniform or just a better one I'd be able to put him in my annual Veterans Day tribute. A gal can dream.

So Wilbert has a WWI Draft Registration Card on, but that doesn't mean he served. What tells me he served was the BIRLS Death File entry that gives his dates of service from August 8, 1918 to September 2, 1919 and that he served in the Army (wish I had a rank too).

I have one child for Wilbert and Alice Dart nee Delveaux in my tree and her name is Bertha who passed away May 20, 2010.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Wedding Wednesday - Mr and Mrs Larry Laurent

I have Villers in my family tree and I have Laurents in my family tree, so when I came across a clipping in our family scrapbook that had a Villers-Laurent wedding I just had to share.

I'm still trying to work through and shore-up my family tree. Back 15+ years ago when I started doing this I'd throw things in there without much evidence. I stopped doing that as I grew as a genealogist and researcher, but I never had the time to go back and check on everything. It's one of the things I do when I'm not in school. I'm just too busy during school. So I wasn't overly surprised to not have Larry Cletus Laurent in my family tree or Ruthann Irene Villers. I don't have Ruthann's parents in there either, but I do have a Norman Laurent in my family tree. My assumption is that they are one and the same Norman. Mostly because he is my husband's great uncle and my hubby's uncle, Wayne Cayemberg, is a part of the wedding party. This Laurent wouldn't be far removed from his line.

I don't have a wife for Norman though and because of the way the article is written I still don't have a name for her. Let's research....

I find my Norman Laurent living with his parents, Victor and Mary Laurent nee Dart, in the 19201930, and 1940 censuses. In that 1940 census he's still listed as single so it looks like the census records won't be helping me to find a wife for Norman. A family tree did have a memorial card for a Norman Laurent that they linked to Victor and Mary. That doesn't make it right, but the card had this Norman's death as October 24, 1982. So my next step is going to be to pull that obituary and see if he's the father of Larry Cletus Laurent.

The last thing I did was searched for Ruthann and Larry on The first hit I got was for Larry Cletus Laurent with an obituary. He died on May 16, 2009 and his parents are listed as Norman and Mae Laurent nee Romuald. Larry has a FindAGrave memorial as well. Searching for Ruthann didn't give me anything. In Larry's obituary a daughter predeceased him. Her name was Tamara and I shared a clipping of her death previously. Her obituary tells me the father of Ernest Villers (listed in the wedding announcement below) is Fred....who is also not in my family tree.

So now I have a tentative name for Norman's wife as "Mae" and once I get the obituary pulled for Norman I'll be able to see more. Not all research can be done online so I'll have to have patience!


(handwritten Aug 31, 1963)

A wedding trip to Mackinac Island is the honeymoon planned by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Cletus Laurent, who were married at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, Aug. 31, in St. Martin Catholic Church, Tonet. The bride is the former Ruthann Irene Villers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Villers, Algoma, Rt. 2, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Laurent, Luxembourg, Rt. 3, are parents of the bride-groom.

Maid of honor was Mrs. Wayne Cayemberg, with Miss Shirley Degrave and Miss Mary Ann Malcore as bridesmaids. Wayne Cayemberg was best man, with Dale Romvald and James Romvald as attendants. Ushers were Harvey Villers and Francis Queoff.

The newlyweds will return to Luxembourg, Rt. 2, after their honeymoon."