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Peter Joseph Kurz Sr.

c: 1886 Tintype Photograph
Shawano, Wisconsin
Henry Kurz Collection

Peter Joseph
1820 - 1898

Professor Peter Joseph Kurz

Parents of Peter Joseph Kurz Sr.:

Peter Joseph Kurz
Born: April 03, 1779 in, Kr. Kastellaun, Rheinland
Married: c: 1799 

Maria Magdalena WEBER - wife; daughter of Johann Anton WEBER and Maria Josepha WOLFF; Kastellaun, Rheinland, now Germany.
Born:  04 Jan 1777
Died: 10 Dec 1836

Peter Joseph Kurz - Son
Born: October 16, 1820 Scharen, Kr. Simmern, Rheinland
Died: October 01, 1898 Shawano, Wisconsin
Buried: St Michael Catholic Cemetery, town of How, Oconto County, Wisconsin

Peter Joseph Kurz Sr. was born in Schauren, the southwestern Rheinland, in 1820. This is now in the state of Simmern, diocese of Kastellaun, in Germany. He was the youngest of ten children. At the age of 34, he emigrated from the Rheinland to North America. After traveling by sailing ship across the Atlantic, he landed in the Port of New York in May of 1854.

What is now Germany was united in 1871 under the King of Prussia, who was then crowned Empire of Germany. Prior to the unification there had been as many as over 300 independent Germanic States within the same land area. Only 20 years before Peter Joseph was born, his part of that land was taken over (again) by the French under Napoleon and the number of Germanic states was reduced to 38. Prussia regained the land only a very few years before Peter Joseph was born and his homeland lost it's Rheinland independence. The Prussians of the northeast were not kind to the people of the western and southern German lands, often using them for "cannon fodder" in the front lines. The military leader Von Bismarck kept the men in mandatory service for as long as 20 years, to strengthen the empire's economy, building roads and factories when they were not fighting. Military training and the best equipment were offered only to the Prussian troops.

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Route from the Rheinland to Brown County, Wisconsin, USA

Bibelhausen family groups were the first to use this route to Wisconsin in 1842.  Katherine Bibelhausen Kurz was age 9 in 1844 when her parents and oldest siblings came to homestead the dense wilderness of "La Baye De Pere"  in Brown County, Wisconsin at #5 on the map.  Peter Joseph Kurz used the same route in 1854. Starting at the Palatinate Rheinland, #1, he traveled to the Sea Port of Antwerp, Belgium, #2, and boarded ship for North America. Large numbers of alienated Rheinland emigrants used that port because it was in a neutral country where the Prussian Military did not screen passengers. Sailing through the English Channel and across the open Atlantic Ocean, he landed in Port of New York, #3,  in May 1854. Using the Erie Canal boats he traveled to Buffalo, New York, #4, where he procured transport on a Great Lakes Windjammer to the newly developing Port of Green Bay, in Brown County, Wisconsin #5.

Since weather conditions factored heavily on scheduling travel at that time, the entire trip could take anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks, with 7 weeks being about the average. No food was served on board any of the water craft or on land at that time and the traveler was responsible for bringing everything that would be needed. These included rice, boiled eggs, dried and cured meats, dried beans, hard bread (dried), dried vegetables, potatoes/roots vegetables and such foods with long shelf lives. Often food was stolen by crew members or other passengers. In the case of crew members, they would then sell it back to the passenger to make extra income, as there was little else these immigrants could do to survive the trip. Water was offered on board by the shipping line but had to be boiled to use as it was putrid after a few days. To lessen and avoid disease, wine and beers were brought to mix with drinking water, and even for use to reconstitute dried foods in cooking. On each trip lives were saved by the kindness of passengers who shared their sometimes meager rations with those who had not been able to purchase enough of the precious foods at greatly inflated prices before sailing. Just surviving the trips was considered a great accomplishment. Many didn't in these early days of mass transportation.

On long trips, everything was carried in trunks and stowed below deck in the holds of the ship. These trunks would be stacked atop each other from ceiling to floor and crammed tightly together. If a person needed to get food or other items of necessity, they would contract with a crew member to go down to the storage area, where the passenger had to bargain with the crew member on an amount of money to move each trunk necessary to get to their own. During this time in history, the "round top" trunk was invented. It had to be on top of the stacks since nothing would sit securely on top, thereby lessening the amount the passenger had to pay, by reducing the number of trunks moved,  each time necessities were needed. They were expensive to buy, but the "round tops" were worth it in the long run, and many have been kept in families for generations.

Not much is known about this ancestor Peter Joseph Kurz since his children rarely spoke about him. Bits and pieces of information have been passed down through some of the descendancy branches and combined with documents of the time, we can put together some of his life, beliefs and actions.

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 This a photocopy of the original Petition of Intent for Citizenship signed by Peter Joseph Kurz in the Court of Brown County, Wisconsin, March 25th 1857. In the 1800's, procuring US citizenship was a two part endeavor. This Petition was the first step in declaring intent and was made two years after his immigration. The second step was the actual Declaration Application for Citizenship, and it would then be reviewed and awarded or denied by the county courts. Very few were ever denied in Wisconsin.

There were no set lengths of time involved in the processes but filing the Petition of Intent was encouraged immediately upon settling in one place.  Many, like Peter Joseph, did not go through the second step in the process, since the birth of a son in the US gave the baby citizenship and the proof of ability to financially care for a family (having employment) meant that the immigrant could stay in the country as legal guardian of the minor citizen son. For the average German immigrant, deportation was not ever a legal consideration. 

Women did not have their own Federal citizenship, even when born in the US, until 1920. Some states offered women state citizenship before then and the right to vote in state elections, but they were very few. A woman's citizenship was directly tied to her closest living male relative. So if she was born in the US and had an immigrant father or married a man who was not a citizen, she was also not a citizen. There was nothing she could personally do about it.

From the Henry Louis Kurz branch; Peter Joseph was a very strict disciplinarian in the traditional German mold. Only German was spoken in the household. He believed that " sparing the strap, spoiled the child". His punishments were long remembered and offered as a major reason for his older sons' departures from the family home at young ages.

Peter Joseph talked about the Bismarck of Prussia recruting men for army duty. He was known to say that he came to America because he would be "damned " if he "fought for Von Bismarck and the King of Prussia". Family history passed down through the generations tells us that a brother of Peter Joseph immigrated to Canada. Peter Joseph said he had been able to obtain a visa to study in London, England, and "somehow got on the wrong boat", arriving in Port of New York instead.

From the Veronica Kurz Holl branch; Only German was spoken in the home. Peter Joseph was of the old world belief that as long as children were living in the family home, they were the property of the father, as was the wife. All money earned by the offspring was to be entirely turned over to the father since his offspring's labors were also his property. The father decided what would be purchased, where and when it would be done. He handles all transaction for family members. Peter Joseph Sr. was privately educated in Germany and kept a book with such information as the names, dates and even some of the exact times of his childrens' births. Upon his death this book was left in the family of his daughter Veronica and partially translated by her daughter Margaret. However, only fragments of the information remain and the book has not been seen for many decades. It's present whereabouts are unknown. The belief has been passed along that originally Peter Joseph Kurz had planned to return to Germany to resume his teaching, but since the Prussian government continued to attain control over increasing numbers of small Germanic countries in Europe, he decided to go into farming in America while he waited.

From the Antone Kurz branch comes the information that Peter Joseph was a highly educated man, considered a Professor in his original homeland. He came to North America in opposition to the Prussian system of rule. This opposition first arose in the late 1840's among landowners, students and teachers, taking the form of protests and strikes. Once in America, after his marriage, he did not enroll his children in school since "they were going to be just farmers and would not need the education".

Photo right: 
Katherine Bibelhausen Kurz, wife of Peter Joseph Kurz Sr. She was born in Valwig, diocese of  Mörsdorf, Rheinland in 1835, as the oldest child of John Michael Bibelhausen and Katherine Kenali/Corneli. The family came to Brown County, territory of Wisconsin in 1844, before statehood, when she was age 9, homesteading the wilderness in De Pere at Pine Grove settlement. Katherine Bibelhausen was age 21 and her family had moved to Shawano County, Wisconsin in 1852, when she married Peter Joseph Kurz in Green Bay in 1856.

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In Wisconsin, Peter Joseph Kurz Sr. met and married Katherine Bibelhausen January 27, 1856. She was originally of the Rheinland and Pine Grove Settlement in De Pere, Brown County, Wisconsin. In 1852 her family had sold their farm in Pine Grove and resettled in nearby Shawano County, Wisconsin, Katherine was, by then, highly skilled in homesteading the wilderness and farming techniques.

The couple settled soon after their marriage on land near New Denmark, southeastern Brown County, Wisconsin, where their older children were born. They were on that land during the 1870 US Census, even though the son who was born that year was listed in neighboring Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Very shortly after that, they sold their farm and moved to Red Springs Township in Shawano County, Wisconsin where their youngest children were born. Old family correspondences and photo collections indicate that his wife Katherine stayed close to her Bibelhausen siblings and their families, many of whom had established farms, shops and private businesses in Shawano County by this time.

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110+ year old photo looking northwest:
This is a c:1880 photograph is believed to be of the Kurz Farm in Shawano County, Wisconsin.  It was in the township of Bella Plaine where the youngest Peter Joseph and Catherine Bibelhausen Kurz children were born. 

In 1873 the Kurz family west moved to a homestead in Shawano County, Wisconsin, puchasing the land from Julius Buttner. This was, and remains to this day, a very furtile area for farming.  The land was originally heavily forested in evergreens with scatterings of mixed hardwoods. Setters began to homestead this area in the 1840's. Logging the land provided the earliest settlers with the money to begin their homesteads. At first, crops were often planted between the stumps, until they could be removed to clear the land for crops fields and pasture. By the 1870's the log cabins and barns were being replaced with milled lumber, wood framed buildings. Newly removed tree stumps, with tangled roots still attached, were placed close together along the field edges and used as the first  fences to keep cattle from wandering away. These were being replaced by split rail and post made from the trimmed larger branches of the logged timbers. "Shakes" were hand cut for roofing shingles, which replaced the flattened peeled bark pieces originally used on the cabins.

Almost 30 years after resettling in Shawano County, Peter Joseph was found unconscious October 01, 1898. He was hoeing in the potato field and collapsed. Taken into the house, he passed away before a doctor could make it out to the farm. He was buried in St Michael Catholic Cemetery in town of How, Shawano, Wisconsin, near the home of his daughter Veronica Kurz Holl. His gravestone is written in German and reads:

KURZ, Peter J. 
Geb 2 Nov. 1820 
Gest 4 Okt 1898

(top) Hier ruht in Fieden

(Bottom) "Geduldig hat er ausgelitten
Und ging der Heimat Gottes zu.
Er hat den bessern Kampf gestritten
Er schlummert nun in susser Ruh'. "
Darum, Kinder, denket stets an eure pflicht
Vergesst des Vaters in dem Grabe nicht.

English Translation: "Patiently has he suffered,
and gone toward the homeland of God.
He has fought the good fight,
he now sleeps the sweet rest.
Therefore, children, think always of your obligation,
forget not, 
the Fathers in the grave."

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The first farm of Peter Joseph and Katherine Bibelhausen Kurz was established in the mid 1850's near the settlement of Pine Grove in Brown County, Wisconsin #1. The family sold that farm and moved to Bella Plaine township in Shawano County Wisconsin #2 just after 1870 and owning that farm until just before 1900 when the widowed Mrs. Kurz sold it.

It was not always customary for land sale deeds to be registered at the county courthouse at the time of sale and the Kurz property was not registered there until right after the death of Peter Joseph Kurz.  Widow Katherine Bibelhausen Kurz then made out a Will leaving the farm and possessions to their three youngest children, still living at home. The 1900 Census has widow Katherine, daughter Josephine and sons Henry and Vincent living in town of Hutchins, Shawano County, Wisconsin, in the northwest corner of the county. The sons were working as laborers.

By 1902, widow Katherine was living with son Henry, who was working at a Meat and Grocery Store in Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin. Also living with her was youngest daughter Josephine and son Vincent. The Kurz Brothers Meat and Grocery Store was soon established by Henry and Vincent Kurz in Ladysmith on Miner Street.  Katherine Bibelhausen Kurz passed away June 22, 1915 at the home of Henry Kurz and is buried at Riverside Cemetery, Rusk County, in the family plot that overlooks the Flambeau River.

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Gravestone of 
Katherine Bibelhausen Kurz
at Riverside Cemetery near Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin

Some of the Peter Joseph and Katherine Bibelhausen Kurz children had spread out across the western wilderness in establishing their families and homesteads, while others built extensive farms or bought and managed businesses in Wisconsin. Katherine Bibelhausen Kurz's abundant collection of her children's adult family photographs, sent to her over the decades, has been carefully  kept by grandson Henry Kurz and used with his permission in these postings.

Katherine Bibelhausen Kurz
Mary Ferm Collection 

Descendants of Bibelhausen

Generation No. 1


Generation No. 2

2.  JOHANNES2 BIBELHAUSEN (BIBELHAUSEN1)  He married  MARIA GERTRUDE ZENZ 22, November 1796 in Valwig, Rheinland, Preussen. 


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Marriage Record of John Michael Bibelhausen and Maria Catherina Cornely

Valwig - 10 February 1835
Shows that Johannes Bibelhausen was the son of Johannes Bibelhausen and Maria Gertrudis Zenz.
 From the same microfilm: 560653. 
contributed by descendant Mary Ferm


Generation No. 5

6.  JOHN MICHAEL5 BIBELHAUSEN (JOHANNES NICOLAS4, JOHANNES3, JOHANNES2, BIBELHAUSEN1) was born August 28, 1803 in Berglicht, Rheinland, Prussia, and died March 29, 1889 in Shawano, Shawano County, WI.  He married CATHARINE KENALI/CORNELI February 10, 1835 in Valwig, Rhineland, Prussia, daughter of CLEMONS CORNELY and CATHARINA ZENTZ.  She was born August 31, 1816 in Valwig, Rheinland, Prussia, and died April 24, 1875 in Shawano, Shawano County, WI.

7. i. CATHERINE6 BIBELHAUSEN, b. November 25, 1835, Prussia; d. June 22, 1915, Ladysmith, Rusk County, WI.
 iii. ALISABET BIBELHAUSEN, b. December 1839.
8. iv. JOHN BIBELHAUSEN, b. January 31, 1842, Germany; d. February 05, 1912, Shawano, Shawano County, WI.
 v. GERTRUDE BIBELHAUSEN, b. February 18, 1844, Germany; d. Shawano, Shawano County, WI; m. ANTON LIEG, September 20, 1864, Brown County, WI; b. June 22, 1835, Prussia; d. August 12, 1895, Shawano, Shawano County, WI.
9. vi. VERONICA BIBELHAUSEN, b. March 27, 1846, Pine Grove, Brown County, WI; d. September 21, 1927, Tomahawk, WI.
10. vii. JOSEPH BIBELHAUSEN, b. December 05, 1848, Pine Grove, Brown County, WI; d. November 23, 1912, Shawano, Shawano County, WI.
 viii. ANN MARY BIBELHAUSEN, b. April 24, 1851, Pine Grove, Brown County, WI; d. Oregon; m. (1) W. C. WINZEL, November 08, 1873, Sacret Heart Catholic Church, Shawano County, WI; d. May 03, 1893, Shawano County, WI; m. (2) HERMAN OPTENBERG OPPENBURG, 1889; d. Oregon.
11. ix. ANTON BIBELHAUSEN, b. October 12, 1853, Shawano County, WI; d. November 22, 1893, Brown County, WI.
12. x. FRANCIS J. BIBELHAUSEN, b. December 28, 1855.

Generation No. 6

7.  CATHERINE6 BIBELHAUSEN (JOHN MICHAEL5, JOHANNES NICOLAS4, JOHANNES3, JOHANNES2, BIBELHAUSEN1) was born November 25, 1835 in Prussia, and died June 22, 1915 in Ladysmith, Rusk County, WI.  She married PETER JOSEPH KURZ February 05, 1856 in Green Bay, Brown County, WI.  He was born October 04, 1820 in Kastellaun, Koblenz, Rheinland, Prussia, and died October 07, 1898 in town of How, Oconto County, WI.

 i. PHILIPP JOSEPH7 KURZ, b. December 06, 1856, Brown County, WI; d. May 1915, Oregon.
 ii. JOHN KURZ, b. October 24, 1858, Brown County, WI; d. 1930.
 iii. CATHERINE KURZ, b. October 16, 1860, Brown County, WI; d. September 29, 1909, Oregon; m. (1) MAIER; m. (2) LINLEY BYRON MURRAY.
 iv. JACOB KURZ, b. November 02, 1862.
 v. VERONICA KURZ, b. March 29, 1865, New Denmark, Brown County, WI; d. January 02, 1947, Hayes, town of How, Oconto County, WI; m. JOHN HOLL.
 vi. ANTON KURZ, b. July 07, 1867.
 vii. PETER JOSEPH KURZ, b. February 08, 1870, Brown County, WI; d. 1934.
 viii. JOSEPHINE CATHERINA KURZ, b. July 14, 1872; d. August 1929, Ladysmith, Rusk County, WI.
 ix. HENRY LOUIS KURZ, b. June 16, 1878; d. January 23, 1947, Ladysmith, Rusk County, WI.
 x. VINCENT KURZ, b. July 18, 1880; d. August 28, 1953, Ladysmith, Rusk County, WI.

8.  JOHN6 BIBELHAUSEN (JOHN MICHAEL5, JOHANNES NICOLAS4, JOHANNES3, JOHANNES2, BIBELHAUSEN1) was born January 31, 1842 in Germany, and died February 05, 1912 in Shawano, Shawano County, WI.  He married HENRIETTA DEGENER November 26, 1874 in Shawano County, WI.  She was born 1851 in Tolz,  Kreis Stargard, Pommen, Prussia, and died 1925.

 i. ANNA7 BIBELHAUSEN, b. March 12, 1875, Shawano, Shawano, WI; d. May 14, 1948, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Shawano, Shawano County, WI; m. IGNATIUS KREITZER, August 09, 1898.
 ii. ETTA HENRETTA BIBELHAUSEN, b. September 26, 1878, Shawano, Shawano County, WI; d. January 26, 1951, Shawano, Shawano County, WI; m. CHARLES SCHENK, October 22, 1913, Sacred Heart Cath. Church, Shawano, WI; d. 1921, Shawano, Shawano County, WI.
 iii. MAGGIE BIBELHAUSEN, b. January 26, 1883, Shawano, Shawano County, WI; m. JOSEPH SCHAFBERGER, June 07, 1910, Shawano County, WI; d. June 19, 1962, Shawano, Shawano County, WI.
 iv. ELIZABETH BIBELHAUSEN, b. October 23, 1883, Shawano, Shawano County, WI; d. July 28, 1959, Shawano, Shawano County, WI; m. JOHN D. SCHAFBERGER, September 19, 1906, Shawano County, WI.
 v. JOHN F. BIBELHAUSEN, b. August 21, 1886, Shawano County, WI; m. MINNIE J. MULLEN, February 27, 1909.
 vi. JOSEPHINE BIBELHAUSEN, b. August 21, 1887, Shawano, Shawano County, WI; d. December 02, 1951, Shawano, Shawano County, WI; m. HENRY PERRY, June 26, 1912, Shawano County, WI.
 vii. JOSEPH F BIBELHAUSEN, b. February 21, 1888, Shawano County, WI.
 viii. CATHRINE BIBELHAUSEN, b. November 09, 1889, Shawano, Shawano County, WI; d. March 31, 1968, Appleton, WI; m. ERNEST FELTZ, August 24, 1910, Appleton, WI; b. November 10, 1860, Reedsville, WI; d. September 11, 1961, Shawano, Shawano County, WI.
 ix. MARY AGNES BIBELHAUSEN, b. January 04, 1893, Shawano, Shawano County, WI; m. CECIL RAY BEERY, June 15, 1916, Shawano County, WI; b. January 04, 1893, Virginia.

9.  VERONICA6 BIBELHAUSEN (JOHN MICHAEL5, JOHANNES NICOLAS4, JOHANNES3, JOHANNES2, BIBELHAUSEN1) was born March 27, 1846 in Pine Grove, Brown County, WI, and died September 21, 1927 in Tomahawk, WI.  She married (1) SORAA SCHAA.  He died in Oshkosh.  She married (2) MATHIAS JOSEPH SCHRAA.  He was born January 26, 1832 in Staffel, Adenau, Germany, and died August 06, 1884 in Green Bay, WI.

 i. JOHN WILLIAM7 SCHRAA, b. July 01, 1873, Green Bay, WI.; d. January 27, 1941, Oshkosh, WI; m. MARY MARTHA MAY DOUGHERTY; b. September 06, 1878.

10.  JOSEPH6 BIBELHAUSEN (JOHN MICHAEL5, JOHANNES NICOLAS4, JOHANNES3, JOHANNES2, BIBELHAUSEN1) was born December 05, 1848 in Pine Grove, Brown County, WI, and died November 23, 1912 in Shawano, Shawano County, WI.  He married (1) CAROLINE BOENIG WEITZEL November 05, 1873 in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.    He married (2) MRS. MONTOUR September 11, 1901 in Milwaukee. 

 i. MINNIE7 BIBELHAUSEN, b. September 10, 1874; d. February 20, 1893.
 ii. FRANK H. BIBELHAUSEN, b. 1876, Bella Plaine, Shawano, WI; d. 1937; m. (1) VALERIA METEKE; b. November 22, 1880, town of Richmond; d. January 16, 1967, Shawano, Shawano County, WI; m. (2) MARY ASHMANN, March 22, 1899; b. 1879; d. 1935; m. (3) BERTHA MUELLER, November 08, 1926.
 iii. JOSEPH BIBELHAUSEN, b. January 1879, Wisconsin; d. June 1879, Bella Plaine, Shawano WI.
 iv. JOSIE BIBELHAUSEN, b. January 24, 1881; d. June 11, 1881.
 v. CECELIA BIBELHAUSEN, b. July 31, 1885, Shawano, Shawano County, WI; d. September 03, 1885, Shawano, Shawano County, WI.
 vi. AURELIA BIBELHAUSEN, b. October 20, 1888; d. October 27, 1888.

11.  ANTON6 BIBELHAUSEN (JOHN MICHAEL5, JOHANNES NICOLAS4, JOHANNES3, JOHANNES2, BIBELHAUSEN1) was born October 12, 1853 in Shawano County, WI, and died November 22, 1893 in Brown County, WI.

 i. ERNESTINE W7 BIBELHAUSEN, b. September 26, 1877.

12.  FRANCIS J.6 BIBELHAUSEN (JOHN MICHAEL5, JOHANNES NICOLAS4, JOHANNES3, JOHANNES2, BIBELHAUSEN1) was born December 28, 1855.  He married MARGARET HARTMAN 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.

 i. HENRY A.7 BIBELHAUSEN, b. March 26, 1879; d. January 31, 1951; m. KATHERINE; b. August 18, 1887; d. November 13, 1968.
 ii. ALOYSIUS BIBELHAUSEN, b. October 15, 1881; d. November 29, 1881.
 iii. MARY BIBELHAUSEN, b. September 07, 1882; m. FRANK ACHTEN, May 09, 1905, Shawano County, WI.
 iv. VERONICA BIBELHAUSEN, b. February 28, 1885, Shawano County, WI; d. August 11, 1885, Shawano County, WI.
 v. KATHERINE BIBELHAUSEN, b. August 27, 1887, Shawano, Shawano County, WI; d. November 13, 1968, Shawano, Shawano County, WI.
 vi. PETER BIBELHAUSEN, b. November 18, 1889, Shawano County, WI; d. April 1977, Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; m. HELEN UNKNOWN; b. February 17, 1890; d. July 1982, Eau Claire, Sheboygan County, WI.
 viii. SUSANNA BIBELHAUSEN, b. September 20, 1891; d. December 20, 1891.
 ix. 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.
 x. GERTRUDE A. BIBELHAUSEN, b. Wisconsin; d. February 20, 1956, Menasha; m. ADELBERT YOUNG, September 05, 1928, Shawano County, WI.
 xii. PETER W. BIBELHAUSEN, b. November 18, 1889, Shawano, Shawano County, WI; d. April 19, 1977, Eau Claire, Sheboygan County, WI; m. HELEN FRITZ, December 09, 1926, Shawano County, WI; b. February 17, 1890, Embarrass, WI.; d. July 15, 1982, Eau Claire, Sheboygan County, WI (Grace Lutheran Church).


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