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Frank Bibelhausen
1855 - 1918

Son of John Bibelhausen and Katherine Corneli Bibelhausen

Frank Bibelhausen

Photographs from the Henry Kurz Collection

 FRANCIS J. BIBELHAUSEN  (see obituary below)  was born December 28, 1855. He was the son of John Bibelhausen and Katherine Corneli Bibelhausen.  He married MARGARET HARTMAN  (see obituary below)  January 13, 1878 in Shawano County, WI, daughter of JACOB HARTMAN and SOPHIE.  She was born July 13, 1860 in Silver Creek, Sheboygan County, WI, and died June 07, 1949 in Shawano, Shawano County, WI.

Notes on  Frank Bibelhausen: His funeral service took place from his home rather than the Catholic Church in Shawano because he passed away during the horrendous 1918 Influenza Epidemic and large group gatherings were illegal.

 i. HENRY A. BIBELHAUSEN, b. March 26, 1879; d. January 31, 1951; m. KATHERINE BIBELHAUSEN, b. August 27, 1887, Shawano, Shawano County, WI; d. November 13, 1968, Shawano, Shawano County, WI.

 ii. ALOYSIUS BIBELHAUSEN, b. October 15, 1881; d. November 29, 1881.

iii. MARY BIBELHAUSEN, b. September 07, 1882; d. December 26, 1971 m. FRANK ACHTEN, May 09, 1905, b. 24 Jan 1877 d. 14 Apr 1961 Shawano County, WI. Lifetime Shawano residents.

iv. VERONICA BIBELHAUSEN, b. February 28, 1885, Shawano County, WI; d. August 11, 1885, Shawano County, WI.

v. PETER W. BIBELHAUSEN,(see obituary below) b. November 18, 1889, Shawano, Shawano County, WI; d. April 19, 1977, Eau Claire, Sheboygan County, WI; m. HELEN FRITZ,  (see obituary below) December 09, 1926, Shawano County, WI; b. February 17, 1890, Embarrass, WI.; d. July 15, 1982, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, WI (Grace Lutheran Church).

vi. SUSANNA BIBELHAUSEN, b. September 20, 1891; d. December 20, 1891.

vii. LOUIS A. BIBELHAUSEN, b. March 01, 1893, Shawano, Shawano County, WI; d. December 20, 1963, Shawano, Shawano County, WI; m. AGNES DILLENBERG, August 07, 1920, Sacred Heart Cath. Church, Shawano, WI; b. October 19, 1905, town of Herman, WI; d. July 04, 1963, Shawano, Shawano County, WI.

viii. GERTRUDE A. BIBELHAUSEN, (see obituary below) b. 1901 Shawano, Shawano County, Wisconsin  d. February 20, 1956 Menasha, WI ;  m. ADELBERT YOUNG, September 05, 1928, Shawano County, WI., b. 1893

ix. MARGARET BIBELHAUSEN, b. May 21, 1904 d. April 1979 m. CHARLES WOOD. b. June 01, 1903 d. May 1972 Lifetime Shawano residents.

Henry Kurz Collection
Young Frank stands on the right, beside his older brother Anton in this c: 1873 tintype photograph.
Frank would have been 17 years old.

Helen Goswitz Collection

Wedding 1878
Frank Bibelhausen and
Margaret  Hartman(n)

Above c:: Left to right:
Standing: Mary and Henry
Seated:  Peter, Gertrude (baby), Mother Maggie, Louis, and Father Frank Bibelhausen.


Helen Goswitz Collection

Frank Bibelhausen and Margaret  Hartman(n)

Daughter Susanna 
Sept 20 - Dec 20

Frank and Henry
Trout Fishing

Youngest daughters Gertrude and Margaret


Maggie Hartman Bibelhausen at butter churn with daughter Kate.

Shawano County Officers 1909
Frank Bibelhausen
sitting front row, first on left - township tax commissioner.

Shawano County Journal
October 17, 1918


To Be Held; at the. House—Was
 Member of the Sacred Heart Church

Frank Bibelhausen, a prominent citizen of Shawano and Shawano County died at his home just north of the city, yesterday morning at two o'clock after a lingering illness with cancer of the stomach. His family, with the exception of one son, Louis, who is serving his country, was at his side when he passed away. The funeral will be held tomorow forenoon at the house.

The deceased was born in Brown County December 31st, 1855. At the age of sixteen years, he came with his parents' family to Shawano, where two of his brothers were already established in the meat business.  Arriving at the age of maturity, he went into business for himself and for many years was the proprietor of a grocery store which served his patrons of those earlier days. He was fair in his dealings and those same old customers are numbered among his best friends who now mourn his loss.

On January 15th, 1878 He was married to Miss Margaret Hoffman (Hartman) of the town of Washington. Seven children were born to the union and all are left to mourn the loss of a kind and faithful father. The three boys are Henry and Peter, who live in Shawano, and Louis who is in the United States Navy. The four daughters are Marie (Mrs. Achten), Kathryn, Gertrude, and Margaret. He also leaves besides his wife, two sisters, one of whom, Mrs. Marie Oppenberg of Ladysmith has been here for the passed two weeks, and Mrs. Veronica Schraa of Antigo who arrived today to attend the funeral. In the passing of Mr. Bibelhausen, there departs a man who has lived well and honestly and who leaves behind a clean record.

Obituaries for Frank Bibelhausen in the English and German community newspapers.

Shawano Evening Leader –
June 8, 1949

Bibelhausen Rites Saturday at Sacred Heart

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Bibelhausen, 88, who died yesterday at home at 602½ S. Union Street, in Shawano after an illness of a year and a half, will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the Sacred Heart church. Father Halinde will officiate at the service.

The former Margaret Hartman, daughter of Jacob and Sophie Hartman, was born July 13, 1860 at Silver Creek, Sheboygan County. The family moved to Shawano County when Margaret was 14 years old.

She was married in Shawano on January 18, 1878 Frank Bibelhausen. They owned and operated several grocery stores in Shawano. Among them was a store located where the Meyer Standard Service Station is located today and another on the site of the present Calkins Electric store on Main St.

Her husband died in 1918.

A member of Sacred Heart church and an honor member of Christian Mothers, Mrs. Bibelhausen was well known among her many friends and acquaintances for her consideration of others and her outstanding character.

She is survived by three sons and four daughters: Henry and Louis both of Shawano; Peter of Eau Claire; (Mary) Mrs. Frank Achten and (Margaret) Mrs. Charles Wood, both of Shawano; Kate of Los Angeles, Calif.; and (Gertrude) Mrs. A. J. Young of Menasha.

There are 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. A sister Mrs. Ida Christiansen of Milwaukee also survives.

Another daughter, Verona, died in 1908.

Friends may call at the Schweers Funeral Home in Shawano from tomorrow afternoon until the time of services on Saturday. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Shawano.

Rosary will be said at the funeral home Friday evening at 8 o’clock.

Shawano Evening Leader
February 20, 1956
Rites Tuesday
Gertrude YOUNG (d. 1956)

Funeral services for Gertrude Young, formerly Gertrude Bibelhausen, will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Mary’s Church in Menasha. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. tonight at the Leammrich Funeral Home in Menasha

Shawano County Journal
February 2, 1939

Charles Wood, for nearly 14 years an employee of the engineering department at the four wheel drive in Clintonville, left last week for Washington, DC where he has a position with the federal government as senior engineering draftsman in the bureau ordnance, Navy Department. Mr. Wood’s appointment followed his successful passing of the civil service examination in October 1936, having been on the eligible list since that time. Mrs. Wood, the former Maragret Bibelhausen, and the two children expect to move to Washington following the school term in the spring. The Woods moved to Shawano last summer where they have been making their home with Mrs. Wood's mother. 

Shawano Evening Leader

Peter W. Bibelhausen, 87 (1889 – 1977), Eau Claire, formerly of Shawano, died Tues., Apr. 19 in Eau Claire. He was born Nov. 18, 1889 in Shawano.

He married Helen Fritz in Shawano on Dec. 9, 1926, and they resided in Shawano until moving to Eau Claire in 1927. He was employed by the Wisconsin Highway Commission as District Maintenance Engineer until his retirement in 1954.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; one sons, Peter, Eau Claire; three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Stokes and Sons Funeral Chapel, 775 First Ave., Eau Claire at 8 p.m. Thurs., Apr. 21. A graveside service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Shawano. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Shawano Evening Leader (1982)

Helen F. (nee Fritz) Bibelhausen, 92, 
of 615 Second Ave., Eau Claire, 
died this morning, July 15, 
at Fall Creek Nursing Home.

She was born on Feb. 17, 1890 in Embarrass. She married Peter W. Bibelhousen in Shawano on Dec. 9, 1926. She was a housewife and belonged to Grace Lutheran Church, Eau Claire. and the reading club of the church.

Survivors include one son, Peter R. Bibelhausen. Eau Claire; three grandchildren and two nieces.

Services will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, with Rev. Gordon Thorpe officiating.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the Stokes and Sons Funeral Chapel, 775 First Ave, Eau Claire.

Burial will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Shawano, at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 19.


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