IT IS FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 6, 1987 AND I HAVE FINALLY DECIDED TO SIT DOWN AND ATTEMPT TO PUT MY GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH INTO SOME SEMBLANCE OF ORDER. SINCE I HAVE BEEN PROMISING CINDY JANSEN EBORN ASSISTANCE FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND HAVE NOT REALLY HAD THE INCENTIVE TO EMBARK ON WHAT I KNOW MAY BE A LONG PERIOD OF RESEARCH AND OTHER FORMS OF HARD WORK, I HAVE DECIDED TO START OUT BY PUTTING TOGETHER MY MEAGER AMOUNT OF RESEARCH ON THE FUECHSEL FAMILY FIRST.

TO BEGIN, CINDY EBORN IS MY FIRST COUSIN, ONCE REMOVED. CINDY IS THE DAUGHTER OF EDWARD MARK JANSEN AND KITTY JANSEN WHO NOW RESIDE AT 17913 JAGUAR PATH, LAKEVILLE, MINNESOTA 55044. MARK IS A COLONEL IN THE ARMY AND IS PRESENTLY ATTACHED TO FORT SNELLING IN AN ARMY RESERVE CAPACITY.

MARK JANSEN IS THE ONLY CHILD OF CLARENCE AND MARIE FUECHSEL JANSEN. MARIE IS DECEASED AND CLARENCE, AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN FOR MOST OF HIS LIFE AS CURLY, RESIDES AT P.O. BOX 32, LAND-O-LAKES, WISCONSIN.

MARIE FUECHSEL JANSEN WAS MY AUNT. SHE WAS THE ONLY SIBLING OF MY MOTHER, GRETCHEN PAULINE FUECHSEL DANIELSON WHO, ALONG WITH MY FATHER, JOHN CHARLES DANIELSON, STILL RESIDES IN MANITOWOC, WISCONSIN AT 1020 RIVER COURT.

NOW, IN SOMEWHAT UNORDERLY FASHION, I WILL ATTEMPT TO LIST AS BEST AS I CAN THE INFORMATION I HAVE AT THIS DATE REGARDING THE FUECHSEL FAMILY.

TO START WITH, I MIGHT PROVIDE SOME INSIGHT INTO THE NAME FUECHSEL. NOT TOO LONG AGO MY MOTHER SENT ME A CLIPPING FROM THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL NEWSPAPER CONCERNING ADOLF HITLER. IT SEEMS THAT SEVERAL UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO HISTORY SCHOLARS HAVE UNCOVERED A PHOTO ALBUM DATING BACK TO WORLD WAR ONE WHICH INCLUDED PHOTOGRAPHS OF HITLER AND
HIS FRIENDS WITH A PET DOG, OWNED BY HITLER, ON HITLER'S LAP. THE SPOTTED DOG WAS IDENTIFIED BY THE WELL-KNOWN HISTORIAN JOHN TOLAND IN HIS BOOK "ADOLF HITLER" AS "FUCHSL" OR "FOXY." THIS SEEMS TO AGREE WITH THE DEFINITION I HAVE ALWAYS HEARD WHICH WAS "LITTLE FOX."

THE FIRST REAL ATTEMPT I MADE TO PUT TOGETHER ANY ORGANIZED INFORMATION ON THE FUECHSEL FAMILY I BELIEVE WAS IN THE EARLY AUTUMN OF 1980 AFTER I HAD RETURNED FROM MY UNBELIEVABLE TRIP TO VISIT MY NORWEGIAN RELATIVES NEAR SKIEN, NORWAY. AFTER CORRESPONDING BY PHONE WITH MARIE JANSEN IN LAND-O-LAKES I RECEIVED A NOTE FROM HER WHICH PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

1. MY MATERNAL GRANDFATHER WAS EDWARD A. FUECHSEL.
A. HIS FATHER WAS NAMED ERNST FUECHSEL AND HIS MOTHER WAS NAMED PAULINE NEUBAUER.
B. HIS PATERNAL GRANDFATHER WAS NAMED ERNST FUECHSEL WHILE HIS PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER IS UNKNOWN.

2. MY MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER WAS NAMED CLARA E. DOEGE.
A. HER FATHER WAS NAMED WILLIAM A. DOEGE AND HER MOTHER WAS NAMED WILHELMINA FELTZMAN.

THE ONLY OTHER INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THE NOTE I RECEIVED AT THIS TIME WAS THAT:
1. VON SCHLEINITZ WAS A TITLED LANDOWNER IN BAVARIA, AND A HIGH RANKING OFFICER IN THE PRUSSIAN ARMY. ERNST FUECHSEL, JR. ATTENDED A MILITARY ACADEMY IN HIS EARLY YOUTH
2. PAULINE NEUBAUER WAS BORN IN READFIELD, WISCONSIN AND HAD GERMAN PARENTS.
3. BOTH WILLIAM DOEGE AND WILHELMINA FELTZMAN WERE BORN IN BERLIN, GERMANY.

NOW, IN AN ATTEMPT TO CLEAR UP THE DIFFICULT PORTION OF THE ENTIRE FUECHSEL FAMILY HISTORY, I WILL INTERJECT WITH INFORMATION ADDED BY MY MOTHER WHICH I WILL CORRECT AT A LATER TIME IF I FIND IT TO BE IN ERROR.

SHE HAS INDICATED TO ME THAT HER FATHER'S FATHER (ERNST FUECHSEL, JR.) WAS ILLEGITIMATE. IN OTHER WORDS, HE WAS RAISED BY HIS REAL MOTHER, MRS. ERNST FUECHSEL, SR. AND HIS STEP-FATHER, MR. ERNST FUECHSEL, SR. APPARENTLY ERNST FUECHSEL, JR. WAS THE OFFSPRING OF A PRUSSIAN OFFICER BY THE NAME OF VON SCHLEINITZ WHO DID NOT MARRY ERNST, JR.'S MOTHER.
INSTEAD, HE, AS THE STORY GOES, CONVINCED ERNST FUECHSEL, SR. THAT IT WOULD BE TO HIS ADVANTAGE TO MARRY THE WOMAN IN HIS PLACE. WHETHER THIS CONVINCING TOOK THE FORM OF A MONETARY COMPENSATION OR NOT ISENTIRELY UNKNOWN.



IN A LONGER LETTER FROM MARIE, DATED AUGUST 28, 1980 I RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

"I MADE A MISTAKE IN THE INFO. I GAVE YOU LAST WEEK. JUST ON A LAST NAME. ERNST FUECHSEL, JR. HAD ONE HALF BROTHER: EDWARD FUECHSEL, WHO HAD NO CHILDREN. TWO HALF SISTERS: AGNES FUECHSEL MINRATH, WHO HAD FLORENCE, BERNARD, AND EUGENE. HATTIE FUECHSEL HALPEN OR HALPIN, WHO HAD ERNA AND PERHAPS ONE OTHER."

UPON RECEIPT OF MARIE'S LETTER ON AUGUST 30, 1980 I DECIDED TO PUT INTO WRITTEN FORM THE SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION I HAD BEEN COMPILING IN MILWAUKEE AT THE THE LIBRARY, COURTHOUSE, AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

FOLLOWING IS THE BODY OF THE LETTER I SENT ON THAT DAY TO MARIE. ALTHOUGH IT IS LONG AND IN MANY PLACES REPETITIVE IT IS BEST THAT I INCLUDE IT IN THIS WRITTEN HISTORY AS IT IS PROBABLY BY MOST COMPLETE EFFORT AT PUTTING THE FUECHSEL INFORMATION INTO ONE COMPLETE WRITTEN RECORD.

30 August 1980
Dear Marie and Curly,

So nice chatting with you and also wish to thank you for your letter. Thought I would write back immediately while my research is fresh and handy. I apologize for not having this in better order but have not had time to really organize.

1872-3 Ernst Fuechsel, baker, 655 E. Water, residence--same (from Milwaukee City Directory).
1875-6 Ernst Fuechsel, bakery, 231 Wells, residence same (City Directory).
Ernst Fuechsel, Jr., Baker, boards 231 Wells.
Edward Fuechsel, Baker, boards 231 Wells.
1877-8 Ernst Fuechsel, Baker, 486 3rd Street, residence same (City Directory).
Ernst Jr., Baker, boards 486 3rd Street.
John, laborer, residence, 620 Second Avenue.
1882 Fuechsel, Ernst, brewer, residence 184 2nd.
1886 Fuechsel, Edward, brewer, residence 188 Sherman.
1888 Fuechsel, Ernst, residence, 1219 Vliet.
Fuechsel, Edward, brewer, residence 1159 5th.
Fuechsl, Joseph, machinist, residence, 684 Market.
Fuechsl, Lorenz, r. rear, 684 Market.
1891 Fuechsel, Edward, foreman, house, 1159 5th.
Fuechsl, Joseph, laborer, h.r. 684 Market.
Fuechsl, Lorenz, h.r. 684 Market.
1895 Fuechsel, Ed. B., brewer, h. 1159 5th.
Fuechsel, Ernestina, Mrs. h. 113 Clinton.
Fuechsel, Hattie, dressmaker, h. 113 Clinton.
Fuechsl, Joseph, machinist, h.r. 684 Market.
1898 Fuechsel, Ed., Brewer, 1159 5th.
Fuechsel, Mrs., H. 226 Reed.
Fuechsel, Hattie, dressmaker, 226 Reed.
Fuechsl, Joseph, labor, h. 791 Jackson.
1900 Fuechsel, Ed. B., Brewer, h. 1159 5th.
Fuechsel, Ernestina, widow, Ernst, h. 226 Reed.
Fuechsl, Joseph, mach. h. 791 Jackson.
1905 Fuechsel, Joseph F., bootblack, h. 372 Jackson.
Fuechsel, Edward, shoes, 1045 Teutonia.
Fuechsel, Ernestina, widow Ernst, h. 415 28th Ave.
Fuechsl, Joseph, mach.-hd., 791 Jackson.
1912 Fuechsel, Ernst, h. 582 32nd Ave.
Fuechsel, Edward, h. 511 Locust.
Fuechsl, Joseph, mach. h., r. 752 Jefferson.
1918 Fuechsel, Edward, h. 511 Locust.

Also found following in Probate files--

#86468 Agnes Minerath, died 16 March 1932, age 61.
Administrator, Anton (husband), age 62, 216 W. Mineral St.
Florence, daughter, age 30, 216 W. Mineral St.
Bernard, son, age 27, 415 W. Madison.
Adolph, son, age 23, 216 W. Mineral.
Ray, son, age 17, 216 W. Mineral.
Anton, Jr. died 1903 at age 4.
Hattie died 1907 at age 12.
No others.

#231-464 Anton Minerath died 23 June 1941, left $3500.
Eugene, son, 46, 216 A. West Mineral St.
Florence, daughter, 40, 1015 S. 15th St.
Bernard, son, 38, 2162 S. 35th St.
Adolph, son, 34, 1015 S. 15th St.
Ray, son, 28, 131 E. Chambers.
Claim filed by Milw. County Institutions and Jelenc Funeral
Home.

374-998 Adolph J. Minerath died 4 August 1959.
Petition filed by Raymond A. Minerath, a brother plus the guardian of two children of Adolph (Karen Lucille and Keith
Charles), all living at 6625 S. Pennsylvania Ave., South Milwaukee.
Adolph was age 50 at death and lived at 1112 South 22nd, Milwaukee.
Ken, a son, died 3/23/50, age 13.
Catholic, Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Left $9,000 and $15,000 real property.
Karen born 9/20/39.
Keith born 4/19/41. Attended Marquette 1960-61. Received
$1421.78 on 19 April 1962 from trust fund.

City Directory Info.
1919--Anton Minerath, waiter, 314 Mineral.
--Eugene Minerath, sales, Goll and Frank.
--Erna Halpin, cashier, BS {Boston Store?}, res. 415 28th Ave.
--Hattie Halpin, widow William, seamstress, h. 415 28th Ave.

Milwaukee Sentinel Info.
8 June 1876, page 8, column 2.

"About 10 O'Clock last evening a kerosene lamp exploded at the bakery of Ernst Fuechsel, corner of Wells and Third Streets, but caused no damage worthy of note. One of the employes had one of his hands slightly burned while engaged in extinguishing the flames."

Also Milwaukee Sentinel.
2 August 1877, page 8, column 2.

"Fuechsel, Edward--fined for assault and battery, $1.00."

Finally, just two more things--

1. Probate Court information on Joseph, Andrew, and Wallburga Fuechsel--Joseph died 12 December 1912, Wallburga--the wife of Andrew--died age 79 in 1979; Andrew died age 77 in 1979.

2. Pauline and Ed. Fuechsel.

Pauline died 25 September, 1956, and had lived at 3026 North 19th but was under incompetent guardianship at Milwaukee Hospital on W. Kilbourn Street at death. Ed. died 20 April, 1926--No insurance and no money in bank but owned property jointly at Siehr's Subdivision and Pierce's Subdivision. Bought in 1920.

In the last Milwaukee phonebook we find:
Fuechsel, Andrew--2763 N. Sherman Blvd.
Fuechsl, Andrew---159 A. North 59th Street.
Halpin, B.L.------1432 S. 36th.
Halpin, Edw.------2225 S. Woodward.
Halpin, Kevin R.--9605 W. Hampton Ave.
Halpin, Robert G.-422 E. College Ave., Waukesha.
Halpin, T.S.------5065 N. Woodruff Ave.

Also 1979 Phonebook:
Minerath, Bernard J., 6025 N. 61st.
Minerath, Bernard J., 3803 S. Ahmedi.
Minerath, Eugene, 2128 W. Orchard.
Minerath, Joseph F., 6032 S. Delaware Ave.
Minerath, Keith, 619 Buena Vista Ave., Waukesha.
Minerath, Raymond A. and Alice S., 6625 S. Pennsylvania Av.
Minerath, T.R., 5369 S. Lake Dr.






SO WHAT DO WE SEEM TO KNOW FOR SURE?

1. THAT YOUR ORIGINAL INFORMATION GIVEN TO ME WAS CORRECT--ERNST; ERNST JR.; EDWARD, AGNES, AND HATTIE--WITH ERNST JR. BEING A ONE-HALF BROTHER TO THE LAST THREE.
2. THAT ERNESTINA WAS ERNST SENIOR'S WIFE AND LIVED AT LEAST TO 1905, MAYBE 1912.
3. THAT HATTIE LIVED WITH MRS. ERNESTINA AT 113 CLINTON IN 1895.
4. THAT AT LEAST ONE MORE FUECHSEL FAMILY LIVED CLOSE BY, DROPPED THE SECOND E, AND HAVE DESCENDANTS STILL IN MILWAUKEE. COULD BE RELATED THROUGH ERNST SR.--MAYBE NOT.
5. THAT HATTIE LIVED WITH MRS. AND LIVED 226 REED IN 1898.
6. THAT ERNESTINA LIVED AT 415 28TH AVE. IN 1905 WHICH IS WHERE HATTIE HALPIN, WIDOW OF WILLIAM, AND A SEAMSTRESS, LIVED WITH A DAUGHTER, ERNA, WHO WAS A CASHIER (POSSIBLY AT BOSTON STORE), IN 1919.
7. THAT THE 1912 DIRECTORY HAS ERNST LIVING AT 582 32ND AVE. BUT IT COULD OR SHOULD MEAN JUST HIS WIDOW LIVED THERE.
8. THAT AGNES FUECHSEL MINERATH, DIED 1932. SHE MARRIED ANTON, WHO DIED IN 1941, AND HAD 7 CHILDREN, 5 LIVING TO ADULTHOOD, AND AT LEAST 3 STILL LIVING NEAR HERE. AT LEAST ONE GRANDCHILD, KEITH, SURVIVES AND LIVES IN WAUKESHA.
9. THAT HATTIE HALPIN DID HAVE A DAUGHTER ERNA AND THAT SHE MOST LIKELY HAD OTHERS SINCE AT LEAST 5 HALPINS LIVE HERE NOW.
10. THAT PAULINE SEEMS TO HAVE LEFT A SMALL AMOUNT TO E.A. FUECHSEL AND AMANDA JENSEN BUT AMANDA HAD DIED.
11. THAT WE HAVE DEFINITE ADDRESSES FOR ERNST AND CAN GET A PHOTOCOPY OF THE FIRE STORY.
12. AND THAT EDWARD FUECHSEL, E.A. FUECHSEL'S UNCLE, WAS A BULLY.

FULLY EXPECT TO FOLLOW UP ON ALL OF THIS BUT KEEPING BUSY WITH SCHOOL, REAL ESTATE CLASSES, NORWEGIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES, OPERATING AMATEUR RUNNING CLUB, AND, OF COURSE EATING, DRINKING, AND SLEEPING. WILL SEND MORE INFO. WHEN FOUND AND A COPY OF FIRE STORY FROM SENTINEL.

STILL LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU--MAYBE THANKSGIVING OR X-MAS! MUST CLOSE NOW, XEROX THIS DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS SINCE IT'S MY FIRST ORGANIZED COPY OF RESEARCH, AND WILL MAIL IT AS SOON AFTER AS I CAN.

SAVE ALL SILVER AND VALUABLES AND WE CAN VISIT MUNICH, VENICE, ETC. IN 1982 OR 1983.

ALL MY LOVE,

ERIC


NOW, TO CLEAR UP ONE AREA OF CONCERN, I WILL QUOTE FROM PROBATE RECORD NUMBER 64820, MILWAUKEE COUNTY:

EDWARD FUECHSEL, MILWAUKEE COURT--PROBATE HEARING, 23 JUNE 1926, ON SURVIVORSHIP. TESTIMONY BY PAULINE FUECHSEL, WIFE.
1. EDWARD FUECHSEL DIED 20 APRIL 1926.
2. OWNED JOINT PROPERTY.
3. NO INSURANCE ON HIS LIFE.
4. NO MONEY IN BANK WHEN HE DIED--ALONE OR JOINT.
5. ONLY OWNED REAL ESTATE:
N.7' OF LOT 13 AND S. 34' OF LOT 12 IN BLOCK 2 IN SIEHR'S SUBDIVISION IN S1/2 OF NW1/4 AND THE SW1/4 OF SECTION 7, T7N, R22E. ALSO, THE S51' OF W68' OF LOT 32 IN PIERCE'S SUBDIVISION OF THE SW1/4 AND NW1/4 OF SECTION 7, T7N, R22E. BOUGHT 3 JULY 1920.


APPARENTLY MY GRANDFATHER, EDWARD A. FUECHSEL AND HIS SISTER, AMANDA JENSEN, WHO WAS ALREADY DECEASED, WERE THE ONLY 2 RECIPIENTS OF ANYTHING IN IN THE WILL OF EDWARD FUECHSEL. ANYTHING ELSE WENT TO RELATIVES OF PAULINE, WHO WAS NOT A BLOOD RELATIVE OF MY GRANDFATHER.

IT MUST ALSO BE REMEMBERED, THAT E.A. FUECHSEL, MY GRANDFATHER, WAS ONLY A STEP-NEPHEW OF PAULINE'S SINCE HIS FATHER, ERNST FUECHSEL, JR. WAS A STEP-BROTHER OR HALF-BROTHER TO THE OTHER CHILDREN OF ERNST'S WIFE (APPARENTLY ERNESTINA).

THE ONLY OTHER INFORMATION I AM GOING TO WRITE THIS EVENING IS FROM AN OBITUARY DATED 23 MAY 1984 IN WHICH WE FIND THE NAME VON SCHLEINITZ. IT APPARENTLY IS TOO BAD THAT WE DO NOT HAVE PROOF OF A DIRECT BLOOD RELATIONSHIP TO THIS FAMILY AS THEY WERE OWNER OF ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL FAMILY MANUFACTURING COROPORATIONS IN THE HISTORY OF MILWAUKEE.
"FRIEDA VON SCHLEINITZ: A PRIVATE BURIAL FOR FRIEDA VON SCHLEINITZ, DAUGHTER OF HENRY HARNISCHFEGER, A MILWAUKEE INDUSTRIALIST, WILL BE HELD THURSDAY. VON SCHLEINITZ, OF MILWAUKEE, DIED SUNDAY AT HER HOME OF COMPLICATIONS OF OLD AGE. SHE WAS 89.

SHE WAS THE WIDOW OF RENE VON SCHLEINITZ, A MILWAUKEE BUSINESSMAN AND ART COLLECTOR WHO LEFT A LARGE COLLECTION OF GERMAN ART TO THE MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM IN 1971. AFTER LIVING IN EUROPE FOR SEVERAL YEARS, SHE RETURNED TO MILWAUKEE IN 1939. SHE HAD A LIFETIME INTEREST IN LITERATURE AND THE OPERA. SURVIVORS INCLUDE A SON, FREDERICK OF DIVIDE, COLORADO, AND LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA, AND A DAUGHTER, EDITH MACLAY OF WHITEFISH BAY."


NOW, REFERRING TO THE PAULINE FUECHSEL MENTIONED EARLIER, I HAVE A COPY OF HER LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT FILED IN PROBATE AFTER HER DEATH IN THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY COURT. IT WAS FILED ON OCTOBER 10, 1956 BY HER NEPHEW, JEROME A. SCHULTZ, WHO WAS THE EXECUTOR OF THE
WILL. PAULINE, AS MENTIONED EARLIER, WAS THE WIDOW OF EDWARD FUECHSEL WHO WAS MY MOTHER'S GREAT UNCLE. IN OTHER WORDS, EDWARD WAS THE BROTHER (ACTUALLY HALF-BROTHER) OF MY MOTHER'S GRANDFATHER.

I WILL PROVIDE BELOW A COPY OF HER WILL UP TO THE POINT THAT I HAVE PHOTOCOPIED IT. I EVIDENTLY COPIED ONLY THE FIRST PAGE WHICH STOPPED WITH THE WORDS DESCRIBING THE NAMING OF HER NEPHEW, JEROME SCHULTZ, AS EXECUTOR.

I, Pauline Fuechsel, of the City of Milwaukee, State of Wisconsin, being of sound mind and memory and mindful of the uncertainties of human life, do therefore make, publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former testamentary dispositions by me made.

First, All my just debts, expenses of my last sickness and funeral expenses shall first be fully paid.

Second, I give to the church of which I shall be a member at the time of my death the sum of Two hundred Dollars ($200.00).

Third, I give to my niece, Leona Richter, all of my household furniture, silverware, clothing and other personal belongings.

Fourth, I give to Richard Peterson, being the son of my deceased nephew, Hobson Schultz, said Richard Peterson having been adopted by H. Peterson and his wife, at present residing at Carterville, Ill., the sum of Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00).

Fifth, I give to my sister-in-law, Marie Schultz, of Lomira, Wisconsin, the sum of Three hundred ($300.00) Dollars.

Sixth, All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate shall be equally divided among my following nieces and nephews: Elsie Timmons, Amanda Jensen, both residing in California at this time: Marcella Adams, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Leona Richter, Irma Schumann, Raymond Richart and John Richart of Watertown, Wisconsin; Alfred, Henry and William Schultz, of Chicago, Ill., Eric Schultz, of North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; George Schultz, of Salt Lake City, Utah; Edward Fuechsel, of Neenah, Wisconsin; Roy Schultz, of Hollywood, Calif.; Jerome Schultz, of Watertown, Wisconsin; Edwin Schultz of Stanford University, Calif.; Elmer Schultz, of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; and the children of my deceased niece Della Kottka, the said children of Della Kottka, to divide between themselves the one share which would have gone to my niece, Della Kottka, had she been alive at the time of my death.

Seventh, It is my wish that should my above named niece, Amanda Jensen, predecease me, that part of the estate which she would have inherited shall be included in the "rest, residue and remainder" and be divided by my nephews and nieces as named in the Sixth paragraph, hereof.

Eighth, I hereby nominate and appoint my nephew, Jerome Schultz, of. . .



FOLLOWING IS THE LIST OF NAMES, RELATIONSHIPS, AND POST OFFICE ADDRESSES AS LISTED ON THE OCTOBER 10, 1956 FILING FOR PROBATE:

JOHN RICHART NEPHEW 143 RIVERLAWN AVE., WATERTOWN, WIS.
ALFRED SCHULTZ NEPHEW 22139 SEADWELL ST., CANOGA PARK, CALIF.
HENRY SCHULTZ NEPHEW 3650 DIVERSEY BLVD., CHICAGO, ILL.
WILLIAM SCHULTZ NEPHEW LAKE VIEW APT. HOTEL, 739 BELMONT AVE., CHICAGO, 14, ILL.

ERIC SCHULTZ NEPHEW 28 WINNEBAGO ST., NORTH FOND DU LAC, WIS.
ELSIE TIMMONS NIECE BOX 21, P.S.H., PALLOM, CALIF.
AMANDA JENSEN NIECE R.#1, BOX 352, COLTON, CALIF.
MARCELLA ADAMS NIECE 8434 KENYON AVE., MILWAUKEE, WIS.
LEONA RICHTER NIECE 106 IRENE ST., WATERTOWN, WIS.
IRMA SCHUMANN NIECE 819 HARVEY AVE., WATERTOWN, WIS.
RAYMOND RICHART NEPHEW R.#6, WATERTOWN, WIS.
ELMER SCHULTZ NEPHEW E. 7106 MARIETTA AVE., SPOKANE 6, WASH.
RICHARD PETERSON NEPHEW R.#1, CARTERVILLE, ILL.
MARIE SCHULTZ SISTER-IN-LAW LOMIRA, WISCONSIN.
EDWARD FUECHSEL NEPHEW 442 E. COLUMBIAN AVE., NEENAH, WIS.
ROY SCHULTZ NEPHEW 12031 EMELITA ST., NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CAL.
EDWIN SCHULTZ NEPHEW STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 743 COOKSY LANE, PALO ALTO, CALIF.

JEROME SCHULTZ NEPHEW 802 N. FOURTH ST., WATERTOWN, WIS.
LEONORA ZEHREN NIECE 4349 N. ALPINE AVE., SHOREWOOD, WIS.
JUNE GREENSTEIN GRANDNIECE 3555 W. ERVING PARK ROAD, CHICAGO, ILL.

BETTY D. NEILSEN GRANDNIECE 1844 CLAYBOURNE AVE., SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
JACK SCHULTZ GRANDNEPHEW
NADINE PINNEY GRANDNIECE

GRACE EVANGELICAL CHURCH; 3438 N. 24TH ST., MILWAU-KEE, WIS.



THE LAW FIRM REPRESENTING JEROME SCHULTZ AT THIS TIME WAS APPARENTLY DROUGHT, GROOTEMAAT, AND COOK OF 324 EAST WISCONSIN AVENUE, MILWAUKEE, 2, WISCONSIN.


THE FOLLOWING FINAL PROBATE RECORD WAS FILED ON APRIL 29, 1957 AND INDICATED THE FOLLOWING INTERESTED PERSONS (THE LIST DIFFERING SOMEWHAT FROM THE LIST ABOVE):

JOHN RICHART, 143 RIVERLAWN AVE., WATERTOWN, WIS.
ALFRED SCHULTZ, 22139 SEADWELL ST., CANOGA PARK, CALIF.
HENRY SCHULTZ, 3650 DIVERSEY BLVD., CHICAGO, ILL.
WILLIAM SCHULTZ, LAKE VIEW APT. HOTEL, 739 BELMONT AVE., CHICAGO 14, ILL.
ERIC SCHULTZ, 28 WINNEBAGO ST., NORTH FOND DU LAC, WIS.
ELSIE TIMMONS, BOX 21 P.S.H., PALLOM, CALIFORNIA.
AMANDA JENSEN (PREDECEASED), R. #1, BOX 352, COLTON, CALIFORNIA.
MARCELLA ADAMS, 8434 KENYON AVE., MILWAUKEE, WIS.
LEONA RICHTER, 106 IRENE STREET, WATERTOWN, WIS.
IRMA SCHUMANN, 819 HARVEY AVE., WATERTOWN, WIS.
RAYMOND RICHART, R.#6, WATERTOWN, WIS.
ELMER SCHULTZ, E. 7106 MARIETTA AVE., SPOKANE, 6, WASH.
RICHARD PETERSON, R.#1, CARTERVILLE, ILL.
MARIE SCHULTZ, LOMIRA, WISCONSIN.
EDWARD FUECHSEL, 442 E. COLUMBIA AVE., NEENAH, WIS.
ROY SCHULTZ, 12031 EMELITA ST., NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA.
EDWIN SCHULTZ, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 743 COOKSY LANE, PALO ALTO, CALIF.
JERMOE SCHULTZ, 802 N. FOURTH ST., WATERTOWN, WIS.
LEONORA ZEHREN, 4349 N. ALPINE AVE., SHOREWOOD, WIS.
JUNE GREENSTEIN, 3555 W. ERVING PARK ROAD, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
BETTY D. NEILSEN, 1844 CLAYBOURNE AVE., SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
JACK SCHULTZ, 1585 EVERGREEN LANE, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
NADINE PINNEY, WINGATE, ELEANOR ROAD, CHALFONT ST. PETER, BUCKS, ENGLAND.
GRACE EVANGELICAL CHURCH, 3438 N. 24TH STREET, MILWAUKEE 6, WISCONSIN.
ROBERT KOTTKA, 5045 WEST 24TH STREET, CICERO, ILLINOIS.
CHARLES KOTTKA, 118 46TH AVE., BELLWOOD, ILLINOIS.
STANLEY KOTTKA, 4108 NORTH CENTRAL PARK, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.




IT WOULD BE MY IMPRESSION THAT THE ONLY TWO BLOOD RELATIVES REMAINING ON THE FUECHSEL SIDE OF THE FAMILY AT THE TIME OF PAULINE FUECHSEL'S DEATH WERE MY GRANDFATHER, EDWARD FUECHSEL OF NEENAH, AND HIS SISTER,AMANDA JENSEN, OF CALIFORNIA, AND AMANDA HAD ALREADY PASSED AWAY BYTHIS TIME. ALL OF THE OTHER NAMES ABOVE I WOULD GUESS ARE ON PAULINE'S SIDE OF THE FAMILY, NOT ON HER HUSBAND EDWARD'S SIDE OF THE FAMILY.


AT THIS POINT, I AM GOING TO INSERT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION I HAVE ON FILE WHICH MAY HAVE NO SIGNIFICANCE AT ALL. I LOCATED INFORMATION IN THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY PROBATE FILES CONCERNING "FUECHSL" RATHER THAN "FUECHSEL." JUST IN CASE WE FIND OUT AT SOME LATER
DATE THAT THIS FAMILY IS ACTUALLY RELATED TO OUR OWN IT IS BEST TO KEEP THE RECORD.

WILL #31635---JOSEPH FUECHSL--HEARING ON FINAL SETTLEMENT.

"CRESCENTIA SEIDL" OF 752 JEFFERSON, MILWAUKEE WAS THE SISTER OF JOSEPH FUECHSL. HE LEFT NO ESTATE, HAD NO CHILDREN, AND NEVER MARRIED. HE LEFT $300 TO ME [CRESCENTIA] AND $100 TO NEPHEW CHAS. WEBER [MY OTHER SISTER'S SON]. REMAINDER TO ALMA WEBER, 9 YEARS OLD. CRESCENTIA STOEVEKEN WAS A NIECE, AGE 38.

JOSEPH FUECHSL DIED 12 DECEMBER 1912. HE LEFT A BROTHER, GEORGE, OF MEDFORD, WISCONSIN; SISTER, CAROLINE WEBER, OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA; SISTER, CRESCENTIA SEIDL; SISTER MAGDALENA BILLMEIER, OF MILWAUKEE; SISTER, HELENA RICHLAND, OF MILWAUKEE; NIECE, WALBURGA WEBER; NEPHEW, CHARLES WEBER; NEPHEW, JOSEPH WEBER; AND NEPHEW, AUGUST WEBER.


WILL #494-620---ANDREW FUECHSL--AGE 77--DIED 23 JANUARY 1979.
2763 N. SHERMAN BLVD. WILL OF 10 SEPTEMBER 1964. WALBURGA FUECHSL, HIS WIFE, WAS NAMED PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE BUT DECLINED. THE WILL LISTS DAUGHTER BARBARA A. O'BRIEN OF 6578 WASHINGTON CIRCLE, WAUWATOSA; DAUGHTER, ANNE E. JANECEK OF 114 N. HARLEM, FREEPORT, ILLINOIS; AND LAUREN MAJER OF MUNICH, GERMANY.

WILL #498-705---INFORMAL ADMINISTRATION OF THE ESTATE OF WALBURGA FUECHSL. AGE 79, DIED 25 DECEMBER 1979, ST. MARY'S NURSING HOME, 3516 W. CENTER, MILWAUKEE. SHE WAS BORN 26 SEPTEMBER 1900. FACTORY WORKER, STEEL. FATHER WAS LAWRENCE SCHROEGER AND MOTHER WAS THERESA KRENN. CEMETERY--ST. MARY'S, ELM GROVE.


I ALSO HAD A RECORD OF A FILING FOR GUARDIANSHIP FOR PAULINE FUECHSEL, FILED 4/1/55 BECAUSE OF INCOMPETENCY. IT WAS NUMBERED 339-437 AND NUMBERED COLL. # 1678 ON MICROFILM. MY NOTES STATE ONLY THE FOLLOWING: 89 YEARS OF AGE, 3026 N. 29, MILWAUKEE, PETITION OF JEROME
SCHULTZ; "PAULINE DIED 25 SEPTEMBER, 1956--MILWAUKEE RESIDENT; WILL WAS DATED 23 JANUARY 1948--J.A. SCHULTZ, NEPHEW, EXECUTOR, 802 N. 4TH, WATERTOWN. GRACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3438 N. 24TH, MILWAUKEE. LIKEWISE, A RECORD NUMBERED 339-437 WAS FILED ON 9 NOVEM-
BER, 1956 CONCERNING INCOMPLETE GUARDIANSHIP [WHICH MUST MEAN THAT SHE DIED BEFORE THE GUARDIANSHIP ORDER WAS COMPLETED]. THIS RECORD SHOWED THAT SHE WAS MILWAUKEE HOSPITAL, 2200 W. KILBOURN AND HAD STOCK AT GREEN BAY AVENUE FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN.

I FOUND NO PROBATE RECORDS FOR ANYONE NAMED HALPIN IN THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THE MINERATH FAMILY WHICH I DID NOT INCLUDE IN MY LETTER TO MARIE JANSEN IN AUGUST OF 1980 FOLLOWS:

#374-998--ADOLPH MINERATH, DIED 4 AUGUST 1949. PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS' RETIREMENT. SOLD REAL ESTATE TO BISENIUS. BRUSKIEWITZ FUNERAL HOME.

#231-464--ANTON MINERATH--LEFT ESTATE OF $3500.

#375-001--MF1948 GUARDIANSHIP RE: KAREN LUCILLE MINERATH, BORN 9/20/39 AND KAREN CHARLES MINERATH, BORN 4/19/41 AND ATTENDED MARQUETTE 1960-61. RECEIVED $1421.778 ON 19 APRIL 1962 FROM RAY.

#381-061--A RECORD CONCERNING LUCILLE MINERATH AND A JOINT TENANCY. LUCILLE DIED 4 SEPTEMBER 1951.







ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM THE 1919 CITY DIRECTORY FOR MILWAUKEE:

HALPIN, ERNA, CASHIER, BS, R. 415 28TH AVE. HATTIE (WIDOW WILLIAM), SEAMSTRESS, H. 415 28TH AVE.

MINERATH, ANTON, WAITER, 314 MINERAL; EUGENE, SALES, GOLL AND FRANK.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT AT SOME LATER DATE I CHECK AGAIN WITH THE STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY SINCE I DID LOCATE A RECORD ON FILE CONCERNING ERNST FUECHSEL 1856-. . .; F/581/"H67; APPARENTLY A BOOK ENTITLED "THE HISTORY OF NORTHERN WISCONSIN" WITH A REFERENCE ON PAGE 1181 TO ERNST FUECHSEL.

I ALSO HAVE VERY INCOMPLETE NOTES CONCERNING FUECHSEL PROPERTY RECORDS WHICH REFER TO:

361-0653---LOT 2, BLOCK 60, PLAT OF TOWN OF MILWAUKEE, ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE RIVER.

486 3RD STREET, BETWEEN CHERRY AND COURT ON 3RD, LOT 14 AND 15, BLOCK 22, SAME PLAT.


FINALLY, AND POSSIBLY OF UTMOST SIGNIFICANCE, I WOULD LIKE TO RECORD THE FOLLOWING WHICH I GATHERED SEVERAL YEARS AGO FROM WINNEBAGO COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND CEMETERY RECORDS IN WINNEBAGO COUNTY. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS INCLUDED FROM A PHONE CONVERSATION WITH MY MOTHER, GRETCHEN, THIS MORNING, FEBRUARY 7, 1987 AND FROM NOTES SHE MAILED TO ME SEVERAL YEARS AGO:

MY MOTHER'S PATERNAL GRANDFATHER, ERNST, WAS BORN IN KISTRIN, A SUBURB OF BERLIN, AND CAME TO THE U.S.A. WHEN HE WAS 13. HE DIED WHEN MY MOTHER'S FATHER, EDWARD, WAS 22, WHICH WOULD MEAN APPROXIMATELY 1905. MY MOTHER'S PATERNAL GREAT-GRANDFATHER, ERNST, DIED WHEN MY MOTHER'S FATHER WAS 18 OR 20 YEARS OLD AND DIED IN MILWAUKEE. E.A. FUECHSEL'S MOTHER WAS SUPPOSEDLY BURIED IN OSHKOSH.

MY MOTHER'S PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER, PAULINE NEUBAUER, WAS BORN IN NEW LONDON (OR READFIELD), WISCONSIN AND HER PARENTS CAME FROM GERMANY.

MY MOTHER'S MATERNAL GRANDFATHER WAS NAMED WILLIAM DOEGE, WAS BORN IN BERLIN, GERMANY AND DIED IN WINNEBAGO COUNTY. MY MOTHER BELIEVES SHE WAS ONLY 7 OR 8 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME WHICH WOULD MEAN THAT WILLIAM'S DEATH WAS 1924 OR 1925. SEE REFERENCE BELOW WHICH WOULD INDICATE THAT THIS WOULD BE AN INCORRECT DATE. WILLIAM DOEGE'S WIFE WAS WILHELMINA FELTZMAN (FELSMAN). SHE ALSO WAS BORN IN GERMANY AND DIED BEFORE MARIE JANSEN WAS BORN WHICH WOULD MEAN 1910 OR 1911 OR EARLIER. APPARENTLY BOTH WILLIAM DOEGE AND HIS WIFE, WILHELMINA, ARE BURIED AT EVERGREEN CEMETERY IN NEENAH ALONG WITH A SIBLING OF MARIE JANSEN AND GRETCHEN DANIELSON WHO WAS BORN AND DIED BEFORE MARIE OR GRETCHEN WAS BORN.


SINCE I DID NOT RECORD PRECISE INFORMATION EARLIER IT IS NECESSARY TO
RECORD THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT THIS TIME
:

MY MOTHER, GRETCHEN PAULINE FUECHSEL DANIELSON, WAS BORN 15 OCTOBER, 1917 IN NEENAH, WISCONSIN AND MARRIED MY FATHER, JOHN C. DANIELSON IN ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS ON JUNE 21, 1937.

MY MOTHER'S FATHER WAS EDWARD ERNST ALFRED FUECHSEL. HE WAS BORN 20 MAY 1883 IN MENASHA, WINNEBAGO COUNTY, WISCONSIN AND DIED ON 20 MARCH 1979 IN OSHKOSH, WINNEBAGO COUNTY, WISCONSIN. HE MARRIED CLARA E. DOEGE ON 3 SEPTEMBER 1907 AT THE GERMAN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN NEENAH. CLARA WAS BORN 10 JULY 1886 IN STILLWATER, MINNESOTA TO THE WILLIAM AND WILHELMINA DOEGE MENTIONED EARLIER. AS MENTIONED, WILLIAM WAS BORN 8 JANUARY 1859 WHILE I HAVE NO BIRTH DATE FOR WILHELMINA. I DO HAVE THE NAME OF WILLIAM'S FATHER LISTED, HOWEVER, AS HERMAN DOEGE.

I ALSO HAVE WILLIAM DOEGE'S DEATH TAKING PLACE AT THEDA CLARK HOSPITAL IN NEENAH.

LAST OF ALL, MY MOTHER MENTIONED TO ME THIS MORNING THE FOLLOWING: AMANDA, HER AUNT ON HER FATHER'S SIDE, WAS MARRIED TO J. CHRIS JENSEN. ALSO, MY MOTHER'S FATHER HAD A BROTHER, OSCAR, WHO WAS SINGLE AND IS BURIED IN EVERGREEN CEMETERY IN NEENAH.




BEFORE I CLOSE, I DID LOCATE SEVERAL OTHER PAPERS WHICH I MUST INCLUDE IN THIS WRITTEN RECORD. IN MY SMALL FILE BOX WHICH I RECEIVED AFTER E.A. FUECHSEL'S DEATH I LOCATED:

1. A COPY OF A TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF TWO BURIAL SPACES IN NEENAH CEMETERY FROM EDWARD AND CLARA FUECHSEL TO PAUL AND EMMA WOECKNER. EMMA WAS CLARA'S SISTER AND MY MISPLACED RECORDS AGREE WITH THIS PAPER SINCE I AM SURE MY MOTHER AND I VISITED THE GRAVESITE WHEN WE LOOKED UP SOME OF THESE RECORDS SEVERAL YEARS AGO IN WINNEBAGO COUNTY. EMMA AND PAUL LIVED IN NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK MOST OF THEIR ADULT LIFE.

2. A COPY OF MY GRANDFATHER'S REGISTRATION OF BIRTH. IT WAS RECEIVED AND RECORDED ON 12 JUNE 1883 ON PAGE 125, VOLUME 3 OF BIRTHS AND I BELIEVE THE REGISTRATION NUMBER WAS 755 WHICH COULD VERY WELL MEAN THAT IT WAS THE 755TH MALE BIRTH RECORDED IN THIS COUNTY RECORD. MY GRANDFATHER'S FULL NAME ON THIS RECORD WAS EDWARD ERNST ALFRED FUECHSEL. HE HAD A SISTER ALREADY LIVING. HIS FATHER'S NAME WAS ERNST BERNARD FUECHSEL AND HIS MOTHER'S MAIDEN NAME WAS RECORDED AS PAULINE NEUBAUER. FATHER'S OCCUPATON WAS BAKER. PLACE OF BIRTH WAS MENASHA. DATE AND TIME OF BIRTH: 20 MAY 1883 AND EITHER 4 P.M. OR 11 P.M.

3. A COPY OF THE RECORD OF BAPTISM. THIS COPY WAS MADE OUT ON 20 JULY 1953 BY PASTOR WALTER E. LICHTSINN, PRESENT PASTOR OF THE CHURCH AT 335 BROAD STREET, MENASHA, WISCONSIN. THE BAPTISM TOOK PLACE AT TRINITY LUTHERAN AT MENASHA, WISCONSIN FOR EDUARD ERNST ALFRED FUECHSEL WHO WAS BORN ON 20 MAY 1883. THE BAPTISM WAS ADMINISTERED ON 9 SEPTEMBER 1883 BY REVEREND G. DENNINGER.


MY FUTURE ASPIRATIONS, IF I EVER INTEND TO COMPLETE THIS PORTION OF MY FAMILY HISTORY MUST INCLUDE RESEARCH INTO AND INSPECTION OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. NATURALIZATION RECORDS.
2. CHURCH RECORDS.
3. RECORDS FROM THE BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS IN MADISON.
4. CENSUS RECORDS.
5. PROPERTY RECORDS.
6. PROBATE RECORDS.
7. BIRTH, DEATH, AND MARRIAGE RECORDS.
8. NEWSPAPER REFERENCES, ESPECIALLY OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, ETC.
9. STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY RECORDS.

LOCATIONS WHICH SHOULD BE CONTACTED, VISITED, WRITTEN TO, ETC. INCLUDE:
1. NEENAH.
2. OSHKOSH.
3. OUTAGAMIE COUNTY, WISCONSIN.
4. READFIELD, WISCONSIN.
5. NEW LONDON, WISCONSIN.
6. STILLWATER, MINNESOTA.
7. MENASHA.
8. MILWAUKEE.
9. MADISON.
10. NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK.
11. WASHINGTON, D.C.
12. BERLIN, GERMANY.
13. MARSHFIELD, WISCONSIN (THE INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN MARSHFIELD CLINIC WAS STARTED BY A PHYSICIAN NAMED DOEGE).