Williams, Joseph J. 1
- Born: Dec 20, 1856, Marytown, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA
- Marriage: Dressen, Wilhelmina on Jun 4, 1887 in Saint Anna, Calumet, Wisconsin, USA
- Died: May 28, 1930, Kiel, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA at age 73
- Buried: 1930, Kiel, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA
1900 US Census: New Holstein, Calumet County, Wisconsin Joseph Williams 40 born December 1859 Wisconsin Wilhelmina 31 born April 1869 Germany, had 5 children; 4 living Children: Susan 12 born August 1887; Minnie 9 born April 1891; Elsie 5 born January 1895; Edger 3 born January 1897; John J. born May 1900-all in Wisconsin
1910 US Census: New Holstein, Calumet Co., Wisconsin Joseph Williams 52; Wilhelmina 41, had 5 children; 4 living Minna 18, Elsa 15, Edgar 13
1930 US Census: Schleswig, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Joseph Williams 78; Wilhelmina 60
Sheboygan Press Thursday May 29, 1930 JOSEPH WILLIAMS OF KIEL DIES AT HOME ON WEDNESDAY Kiel: Joseph J Williams died at his home on Sixth street here Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock, cause of his death being heart disease.
The deceased was born December 20, 1856, in Marytown, where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage on June 4, 1878 to Miss Wilhelmina Dressen of Germany, the couple locating on a farm about two miles north of their present home. Here they lived until 1917, when they sold the place and moved to the home his widow now occupies. To the couple five children were born: Mrs. Anton Wettstein of this city, Mrs. William G. Goebel of Columbus, Mrs. Reuben Baumann of Port Washington, and Edgar Williams of Granton, all of whom survive, and one child died in infancy. Others who survive are three sisters; Mrs. Hattie Dalheim of Plymouth, Mrs. Annie Larson of Minnesota, and Mrs. Barbara Graf of New Holstein; one brother, Adam Williams of New Holstein; and thirteen grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday morning with rites at 10 o'clock at the Sts. Peter and Paul church. Burial was in the Sts. Peter and Paul cemetery. Rev. A. Roder performed the service.
May 1957: Mrs. Wilhelmina Williams, 86, of Kiel and Port Washington, died Tuesday noon at the Elms Convalescent Home in Sheboygan. She had been ill since July. The former Wilhelmina Dressen, she was born in Germany April 17, 1870, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Klaus Dressen. She came to the U.S. with her mother at the age of 12. Following her marriage to Joseph Williams June 4, 1887, at Kiel, the couple settled in Kiel. Her husband died in 1930. For the past seven years, Mrs. Williams made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Reuben Bauman, of 533 N. Wisconsin St., Port Washington. Other survivors include a second daughter, Mrs. Susanna Wetts of Kiel; a son, Edgar of Unity, Wis; one sister, Mrs. John Williams of Sheboygan; a brother, Herman, of Rubby, N.D.; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild. A daughter, Minnie, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Germania Society and Christian Mothers Society at Kiel. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, also in Kiel. The Rev. F.X. Kheil, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday. Sheboygan Press, Wed. Mar. 20, 1957, p. 16, c. 5 ********** Funeral services for Mrs. Wilhelmina Williams, who died Tuesday, at the Elms Convalescent Home in Sheboygan, were held Friday morning at the Ss. Peter and Paul Church with the Rev. F.X. Kheil officiating at the Requiem High Mass. Sister M. Romaine was the organist and burial was made in the church cemetery. The Christian Mothers held a Holy Vigil at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home Thursday night. Pallbearers were: Loyal Wettstein, Leroy Wettstein, William Bauman, Leslie Williams and Raymond Drews. Sheboygan Press, Mon. May. 25, 1957, p. 8, c. 6
Joseph married Wilhelmina Dressen, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on Jun 4, 1887 in Saint Anna, Calumet, Wisconsin, USA. (Wilhelmina Dressen was born on Apr 7, 1870 in Heide, , Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, died on May 19, 1957 in Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA and was buried in Kiel, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA.)