Location: Washington County WI

Genealogy: Stitgen, Steele, Doane, Newman, Rapp

Genealogy: Stitgen, Steele, Doane, Newman, Rapp

The Stitgen family comprises most of the book, and starts with Theodor and Barbare (Wollgrafs) Stutgen (the family would variously spell their name as Stutgen, Stuttgen, Stuettgen, and Stitgen.) Theodore Stitgen, grandson of Theodor Stutgen would immigrate to Richfield, Wisconsin about 1850 and eventually settled in Hillsboro, Oregon.

The Doane family starts with Christina Barnet from Annandale Scotland, who’s husband _____ Doane, died while in Scotland. She settled in Waunakee Wisconsin in 1853, with her twin sons, Andrew and Peter. The progenitor of the Rapp family, Peter and Susan (Marsh) Rapp, started in Pennsylvania and moved their family to Dane Township, Wisconsin in 1848. The Steele family starts with Robert and Nancy (Dunshee) Steele of Armagh County, Northern Ireland, who met on the voyage to America in 1801. They settled near Bovina, Delaware County, New York. The Newman family starts with John and Mary Newman of Polajewo Poland. They immigrated to America together in 1853 and settled in Madison, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Gold Star List – Washington County

Army Bergman, Reinhart C., 23, Hartford; pvt 342inf; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 12, ’18. Bruny, Harvey H., 23, West Bend; pvt hqcasdet flying Dept, Kelly Field, Tex.; U. S.; d (airplane accident) Sept 7, ’18. Carey, Daniel P., 29, Hartford; pvt 39inf; kia Oct 10, ’18. Courtney, John E., 19, Hartford; pvt lcl 107amtn; U. S.; dd (general carcinomatosis) Mch 24, ’18. Fischer, Philip, 25, Hartford; pvt 355inf; dw Sept 12, ’18. Fleming, Michael M., 23, Colgate; pvt VH, Camp Lee, Va.; U. S.; dd (pneu) Oct 16, ’18. Gutschenritter, Joseph G., 30, Hartford; pvt 355inf; St. Mihiel; kia Sept

Biography of Isaac Shafer

ISAAC SHAFER. – The venerable pioneer and estimable citizen of whom we now have the privilege to speak, is eminently worthy of a place in this volume of chronicles of Union county, since he has always maintained a high sense of honor, displaying stanch qualities of worth and courage, and since he gave himself to assist in establishing firmer the government in the times of dark fratricidal strife, and since he has wrought with a strong hand and good wisdom in these regions for the opening of the country and the development of the same, being untarnished in reputation and

Biography of Edwin Caldwell

Edwin Caldwell, of Riverside, was born in Putnam County, New York, September 13, 1824. His father, Absalom Caldwell, was a native of that State, and a farmer by occupation. Mr. Caldwell was reared upon his father’s farm, and educated in the public schools. In 1846, deciding to seek his home in the great west, he went to Wisconsin, and located in Washington County, establishing his residence in the town of West Bend. There, in partnership with his brother, he built saw and flour mills, and was prominent in building up the pioneer industries of that section. The California gold fever

Washington County, Wisconsin Cemetery Records

Wisconsin Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Wisconsin county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Washington County, Wisconsin Cemetery Records Hosted at Washington County USGenWeb Archives Project Old Cemetery, name unknown Orchard Grove Cemetery Hosted at The Omnibus Portal St. Boniface Parish St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Hosted at USGenWeb Archives Project, Tombstone Photograph Pages Cedar Creek Cemetery Zion United Methodist Cemetery St Kilian Cemetery Union Cemetery St. Peter’s Cemetery St Lawrence Cemetery