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Joseph Bibelhausen
1848 - 1912

Joseph Bibelhausen
c: 1910
Photograph from the 
Shawano County Plat Book 1911

Mary Kreitzer Collection
Joseph Bibelhausen & Son Butcher Shop
taken 1895
121 Main Street, Shawano, Wisconsin

Mary Kreitzer Collection
Frank H. Bibelhausen
 Son of Joseph and Caroline
Their only surviving child.

Mary, second wife of Joseph Bibelhausen

Family Group Sheet
Joseph Bibelhausen (see obituary below) -  
   Born: 05 Dec 1848 in: Pine Grove, Brown County, WI 
   Married:  05 Nov l873 in: Manitowoc County, Wisconsin - Divorced
   Died: 23 Nov l 912 in: Shawano, Shawano County, WI
   Father: John Michael Bibelhausen 
   Mother: Catharine Kenali/Conely

+ Caroline Boenig - Wife #1
   Born: June 1851 in Braunschweig, Germany
   Parents: Frederich Boenig; Caroline Puls
   Immigration: 1856
   Died: November 1933 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, as Caroline Ragatz (Jacob)

    Other Spouses of Caroline: Charles Neitzel - 14 July 1870 (Manitowoc Co. mar. index. v.4 p.38), Jacob B. Ragatz (1849 - 1930; marriage 27 Apr 1900 Manitowoc;; former Chief of Police in Oshkosh retired 1916; burial Riverside Cemetery in Oshkosh)

RAGATZ: Jacob B.
m: 27 Apr. 1901 (co. mar. index v.7 p.154)
to: Caroline Betlehausen

From Der Nord Westen, 25 Apr. 1901 Marriage License obtained:
Jacob B. Ragatz of Oshkosh and Carolina Beblehausen of Manitowoc
A marriage license has been issued to Jacob Ragatz of Oshkosh, and
Carolina Beblehausen(?), of this city.
Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, April 20, 1901, p. 6


CHILDREN of Joseph and Caroline
1 Wilhelmine "Minnie" Bibelhausen (see obituary below)
     Born: 10 Sep l874 in: Shawano County, WI 
     Died: 20 Feb l893
Frank H. Bibelhausen 
     Born: 15 Sep 1876 in:Bella Plaine, Shawano, WI 
     Died: 23 Feb 1937
     Married: Valeria Meteke 
     Married: Mary Ashmann 22 Mar 1899
     Married: Bertha Mueller 08 Nov l926: 
3. Joseph Bibelhausen
     Born: Jan 1879  in:Wisconsin 
     Died: Jun 1879  in:  Bella Plaine, Shawano WI
4 Josephine "Josie" Bibelhausen
     Born: 24 Jan 1881 in: Shawano County, WI
     Died: 11 Jun 1881 
Cecelia Bibelhausen
     Born: 31 Jul 1885 in: Shawano, Shawano County, W 
     Died: 03 Sep l885  in: Shawano, Shawano County, WI
6   Aurelia Bibelhausen
     Bom: 20 Oct 1888  in: Shawano County, WI
     Died: 27 Oct 1888  in: Shawano County, WI 

+ Mary Jane Westcott - wife #2 - no children
    Married: 11 Sep 1901 in Milwaukee


Shawano County Journal

May 25, 1871


Another butcher shop is to be started in this village soon, by a resident of Pine Grove, Brown County, whose name we learn is John Bieblehouse.

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1912.


Another old settler has passed away. Joseph Bibelhausen who has been sick for a month or more passed away at his home in this city on Saturday evening, Nov. 23, at 9:40. He had been failing and the end was not unexpected. The deceased was born at a small place called Pine Grove, the other side of Green Bay, and lived there during his boyhood days. He moved to Shawano about 40 years ago and has resided in the city or on a farm near here ever since. He was in the meat business for years, and sold and shipped cattle also. He has also lived on a farm for many years, and was a successful farmer. Mr. Bibelhausen was well liked by all who knew him and was upright in all his dealings and endeavored to do what was right by all. He was a good father and neighbor.  He has been an odd fellow for the past 20 years and lived up to the teachings of the order. The deceased leaves one son, Frank H. Bibelhausen, and one step-daughter, Mrs. Emma Randl of Oshkosh. About 11 years ago he was married to Mrs. Montour who also survives, and 2 of her children, Merrill and Ella Montour, made their home with the deceased. There are also 1 brother, Frank, of the town of Wescott and 4 sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Lieg of this city, Mrs. Soraa of Oshkosh, Mrs. Kurtz (Catherine Kurz) of Ladysmith and Mrs. Uptenberg of Oregon. There are also a few grandchildren and other relatives. The funeral was held this afternoon, a short service being at the home at l:00, and then at the Presbyterian church at 2:00 and the church was well filled with friends who wished to pay their last respect to the departed. The funeral was in charge of the Odd Fellows and a large number of the brothers were in attendance.

Burial Lot purchase: Lot 7 block 46; July 5, 1911; $15.00; Pioneer Hill section.

Shawano County Journal – Thursday, Feb. 23, 1893

Miss MINNIE BIBELHOUSEN, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Bibelhousen, of this city, died on Monday of this week of consumption, with which she has been a long and patient sufferer. The deceased was born Sept. 10th, 1874, in the town of Belle Plaine, this county, and was therefore in her 19th year. She had many warm friends among those of her age, and will be sincerely mourned. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at 2:00, and was very largely attended.

Birth:  Jun., 1851, Germany
Death:  Nov. 29, 1933
Winnebago County
Wisconsin, USA 

Caroline Boenig was born in Braunschweig, Germany and immigrated to the USA in 1856. She was the daughter of Frederich Boenig and Caroline Puls. The family settled in Kossuth, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States. On July 14, 1870 she married Charles Neitzel in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. The couple had two children, Ida and Emma Neitzel. She divorced Charles Neitzel. Ida and Emma grew up in Shawano County, Wisconsin with their mother's second marriage.

On November 5, 1873 Caroline married Joseph Bibelhausen in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. The couple had 6 children;
  Wilhelmina "Minnie" 1874 - 1893 (Tuberculosis),
  Frank H. 1876 - 1937,
  Joseph January 1879 - June 1879,
  Josephine "Josie" January 1881 - June 1881,
  Cecelia July 1885 - September 1885,
  Aurelia October 1888 - October 1888,
all born in Shawano County, Wisconsin. Joseph and Caroline were divorced.

On April 27, 1900 Caroline married Oshkosh Chief of Police Jacob B. Radatz in Manitowoc County. The couple had no children together.

Caroline Helena Boenig Neitzel Bibelhausen Ragatz passed away 1933 in Oshkosh three years after the death of her husband Jacob B. Ragatz who had retired in 1916. 

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