Elizabeth Lauerman

F, b. 22 June 1973
Reference=0004.3.4.5.1
     She was born on 22 June 1973. She is the daughter of Thomas Michael Lauerman and Mary Brodahl.

Elizabeth Lauerman married Dan Beskar on 31 August 2002.1

Citations

  1. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.

Elizabeth Geraldine Lauerman1

F, b. 18 May 1910
Reference=0004.3.5
     She was born on 18 May 1910. Her correspondence also gives 19 May as a possible birth date.1 She is the daughter of Joseph Albert John Lauerman and Cecelia Josephine Kellermann.

Elizabeth Geraldine Lauerman was also known as Betsy.2

Elizabeth Geraldine Lauerman married Charles Clarke Glavin, son of Charles F. Glavin and Lillie Clarke, on 25 June 1935 at Marinette, Marinette County, Wisconsin.

The following article appeared in the Marinette Eagle-Star"
     Elizabeth Lauerman Wed To Chas C. Glavin Today
     Impressive in its elegance and simplicity was the marriage this morning in Our Lady of Lourdes church at 9 o'clock when Miss Elizabeth Lauerman, daughter of Mrs. Joseph A.J. Lauerman, 1975 Riverside avenue, became the bride of Charles Clarke Glavin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Glavin, Escanaba, Mich.
     The sanctuary was beautifully decorated with palms, cedar and quantities of white and pale yellow peonies in standard vases, whit tapers gleaming upon the stately altar before which the solemn vows were spoken.
     Promptly at the appointed hour the strains of the Lohengrin Wedding march, as played by Otto Vieth Jr., cello; Harry St. Dennis, violin, accompanying organ, announced the approach of the bridal retinue.
     Walking together came the ushers, Joseph Lauerman Jr., brother of the bride, and George M. St. Peter, Menominee, college friends of the groom, immediately preceding Miss Ursula Lauerman, who gave her in marriage to the groom. The groom and his best man, Dr. Donald H. Boyce, Escanaba, emerging from the side door, joined the bridal group before the sanctuary gates. The bride and groom, with their two attendants ascended the sanctuary steps and proceeded to the altar where awaited the Very Rev. Dean John R. McGinley, rector, who immediately read the service that joined the two young people in marriage.
     Bridal Attire
     The bride was attired in a robe of white satin, with circular train, a long veil of illusion falling in graceful folds from a head-encircling braid of the same material, completely enveloping the young lady. She carried a prayer book to the altar and in the recessional she carried a bouquet of orchids and gardenias.
     Miss Ursula Lauerman wore a floor length gown of the palest green chiffon, with turban of the same hue, embellished with a small tulle veil. Cream colored roses formed the bouquet Miss Lauerman carried.
     Throughout the mass the orchestra played sacred selections and Mrs. George Newton, aunt of the bride, sang "Panis Angelicus" at the offertory. A large assemblage witnessed the marriage.
     From the church the bridal party and invited guests repaired to the home of the bride where the wedding breakfast was served, the guest group numbering about eighty relatives and close friends.
     Honeymoon Abroad
     Later during the day the bride and groom departed on their honeymoon trip to New York City, and will sail from that port late in the week for a tour of Europe. After the return they will reside in New York City, where the groom has a position in a bank.
     The bride of today was graduated from Lourdes High, Trinity College, Washington D.C., and the Katherine Gibbs school in Boston. In the church wherein she was married, the bride was baptized, made her First Communion and was Confirmed.
     The groom was graduated from Harvard College, Harvard Graduate School of Business and Investment Banking.
     Guests from away included Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Glavin, the Misses Jane, Kathryn, Alicia, Mary Josephine and Patricia Glavin and Master John Glavin, Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Nee, Dr. and Mrs. John J. Walsh, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Deo, Dr. Donald Boyce, Dr. and Mrs. William LeMire, all of Escanaba; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Brennan, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Alex M. Kaspar, Park Ridge, Ill; Miss Katherine Vanderboom, Milwaukee; Miss Gertrude Weber, Sheboygan; Miss Hattie Bodenbach, Ontonagon, Mich; Miss Leona Kellerman, Watertown; Mr. and Mrs. Max Kellerman, Escanaba; Mrs. Thomas Moriarty, Chicago; Robert Thick, Marshall, Mich; James H. Gleason and Michael O'Hara, Lansing, Mich.
     Preceding the wedding the bride was feted with a series of parties in Marinette and Escanaba, at each of which she received lovely gifts, which, coupled with the wedding gifts, made a brilliant array when displayed at the family home.3

Children of Elizabeth Geraldine Lauerman and Charles Clarke Glavin

Citations

  1. [S278] Letter, Leona Kellerman Chesemore to Dana Kellerman.
  2. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.
  3. [S131] Marinette Eagle-Star.

Faye Lauerman1

F, b. 1896
     She was born in 1896. She is the daughter of Frank Joseph Lauerman and Nellie Casandra Fann.1

Faye Lauerman was also known as Faith.

Faye Lauerman married Robert Cleary.1

Citations

  1. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.

Frank Joseph Lauerman1

M, b. 31 March 1869, d. 21 May 1959
Reference=cK0084
     He was born on 31 March 1869. He was the son of Joseph Lauerman and Antonia Kratochville.

Frank Joseph Lauerman married Nellie Casandra Fann in 1893 at Marinette, Marinette County, Wisconsin. Nellie Casandra Fann (Faun) married Frank Joseph Lauerman 1893, in Marinette, Wisconsin. They had five children, twins Raymond (Marshall) and Faith, Joyce, Lucille, and my father, Frank Joseph, Jr.2

Frank Joseph Lauerman died on 21 May 1959 at Marinette, Marinette County, Wisconsin, at age 90.1

Children of Frank Joseph Lauerman and Nellie Casandra Fann

Citations

  1. [S200] "Colonel William John Schuck's Rootsweb site", Ancestral File.
  2. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.

Frank Joseph Lauerman1

M, b. 1898
     He was born in 1898. He is the son of Frank Joseph Lauerman and Nellie Casandra Fann.1

Citations

  1. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.

Geraldine Alice Lauerman1

F, b. 20 November 1939
Reference=0004.3.4.4
     She was born on 20 November 1939.1 She is the daughter of Joseph A. Lauerman and Geraldine Tulley.

Geraldine Alice Lauerman married Mike Seaman on 4 August 1963.1

Children of Geraldine Alice Lauerman and Mike Seaman

Citations

  1. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.

Henry Lauerman

M, b. 24 March 1936
Reference=0004.3.1.2
     He was born on 24 March 1936. He is the son of Henry Joseph Lauerman and Ruth Lamb.

Henry Lauerman married Jackie Johnson on 4 April 1959.1

Children of Henry Lauerman and Jackie Johnson

Citations

  1. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.

Henry Lauerman1

M, b. 11 July 1868, d. 22 July 1868
Reference=cK0111
     He was born on 11 July 1868 at Muscoda, Grant County, Wisconsin.1 He was the son of Joseph Lauerman and Antonia Kratochville.1

Henry Lauerman died on 22 July 1868 at Muscoda.1

Citations

  1. [S200] "Colonel William John Schuck's Rootsweb site", Ancestral File.

Henry Joseph Lauerman

M, b. 24 January 1902, d. 22 July 1966
Reference=0004.3.1
     He was born on 24 January 1902 at Marinette, Marinette County, Wisconsin.1,2 He was the son of Joseph Albert John Lauerman and Cecelia Josephine Kellermann.

Henry Joseph Lauerman married Ruth Lamb, daughter of Charles Lamb and Elizabeth Hammersmith, on 16 August 1928 at St. John's Chapel, Marinette, Marinette County, Wisconsin. The following wedding announcement appeared in the Marinette Daily Eagle:
     Ruth Lamb's Wedding to be A Simple One
     She Will Become Bride of Henry Lauerman, Marinette, Thursday
     The marriage of Miss Ruth Lamb, daughter of Mrs. Charles W. Lamb, Stratford Court, to Henry Lauerman of Marinette, will be a simple affair which is to take place on Thursday in St. John's chapel.
     Miss Lamb will be attended by her sister, Mrs. Howard W. Ellis, and Joseph Lauerman, younger brother of the bridegroom-elect, will be the best man.
     The ceremony will be followed by a wedding breakfast for members of the immediate family in the Surf hotel.
     Miss Lamb has been the guest of honor at many affairs recently. Tomorrow, Mrs. Stephen G. Shwisher Jr., will be hostess at a bridge-luncheon in her home on the Dean road. The guests will include Mmes. Charles W. Lamb, E. Richard Harvey, Curtis Grant Callow, Pewaukee; Vernon H. Maurer, H. W. Ellis, and Angelo Hoffman; Misses Catherine Lauerman, Marinette; Suzanne Fortier, Babe Price, Margaret Janett, Josephine Schwab, and Marguerite Anderson, Elm Grove.
     On Tuesday, Mrs. Lamb will entertain at a tea in honor of her daughter, and on Wednesday, Mrs. Howard Ellis will give a bridge-luncheon in her home on Wyoming Place.3

Henry Joseph Lauerman died on 22 July 1966 at Marinette at age 64.1,2

Children of Henry Joseph Lauerman and Ruth Lamb

Citations

  1. [S288] Marinette County, Wisconsin, Death Record.
  2. [S278] Letter, Leona Kellerman Chesemore to Dana Kellerman.
  3. [S131] Marinette Eagle-Star.

Jennifer Lauerman

F, b. 17 August 1970
Reference=0004.3.4.3.2
     She was born on 17 August 1970.1 She is the daughter of John Henry Lauerman and Janet Gibson.

Citations

  1. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.

Joan Marie Lauerman1

F, b. 11 August 1934
Reference=0004.3.4.1
     She was born on 11 August 1934. She is the daughter of Joseph A. Lauerman and Geraldine Tulley.

Joan Marie Lauerman married Dick Alfredson on 26 December 1963.1

Children of Joan Marie Lauerman and Dick Alfredson

Citations

  1. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.

Joe Lauerman1

M, b. 13 September 1974
Reference=0004.3.4.3.3
     He was born on 13 September 1974.1 He is the son of John Henry Lauerman and Janet Gibson.1

Joe Lauerman married Sarah White on 13 April 2002.1

Citations

  1. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.

Johanes Lauerman1

M, b. 27 April 1756, d. 27 November 1798
Reference=cK0107
     He was born on 27 April 1756 at Bohemia.1

Johanes Lauerman married Anna Sobkova on 8 February 1791 at Bohemia.1

Johanes Lauerman died on 27 November 1798 at Bohemia at age 42.1

Child of Johanes Lauerman and Anna Sobkova

Citations

  1. [S200] "Colonel William John Schuck's Rootsweb site", Ancestral File.

John David Lauerman1

M, b. 31 October 1967, d. 5 November 2002
Reference=0004.3.4.3.1
     He was born on 31 October 1967. He was the son of John Henry Lauerman and Janet Gibson.

John David Lauerman died on 5 November 2002 at age 35.1

Citations

  1. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.

John Henry Lauerman

M, b. 29 March 1937, d. 20 October 2001
Reference=0004.3.4.3
     He was born on 29 March 1937.1 He was the son of Joseph A. Lauerman and Geraldine Tulley.

John Henry Lauerman married Janet Gibson on 22 October 1966.1

John Henry Lauerman and Janet Gibson were divorced.1

John Henry Lauerman died on 20 October 2001 at age 64.1

Children of John Henry Lauerman and Janet Gibson

Citations

  1. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.

John J. Lauerman

M, b. after 1889, d. 1933
Reference=cK0083
     He was born after 1889.1 He was the son of Joseph Lauerman and Anna Fuchiet.1

John J. Lauerman died in 1933.1

Citations

  1. [S200] "Colonel William John Schuck's Rootsweb site", Ancestral File.

Joseph Lauerman1

M, b. 6 November 1935
Reference=0004.3.4.2
     He was born on 6 November 1935.1 He is the son of Joseph A. Lauerman and Geraldine Tulley.

Joseph Lauerman married Joan Wendel on 30 June 1962.1

Children of Joseph Lauerman and Joan Wendel

Citations

  1. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.

Joseph Lauerman

M, b. 17 January 1842, d. 2 April 1911
Reference=cK0076
     He was born on 17 January 1842 at Cervena Recice, Bohemia.1 He was the son of Joseph Lauerman and Frances Wankova.

Joseph Lauerman served in the Army with the 26th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Company H on 13 August 1862 at Wisconsin.1

Family Register Written by Joseph Lauerman:
     Joseph Lauermann Master Cobbler Married Aug. 3 1865 Muscoda, Wis. b. Jan. 17, 1842 Cervena Recice d. Apr. 2 1911 Muscoda, Wis.
     Antonic Kratochvil b Mar. 1 1845 Humpolec, Bohemia d. May 9, 1886 Muscoda, Wis.
     Joseph Lauermann Master Ropemaker Married Nov. 17, 1840 Cervena b.Jan. 6, 1820 Cervena Recice d. Dec. 28, 1904 Muscoda, Wis.
     Frantiska Wauka (Frances) b. 1818 d. Apr. 29, 1891
     Vaclav Lauermann Master Weaver married Jan. 19, 1813 b. Dec. 19, 1790 Cervena Recice d. ----
     Marie Anna Musilova b. Jan. 19, 1793 d Apr. 16, 1845 (fever)
     Jan Lauermann Hop Producer Married Feb. 8, 1791 b. Apr. 27, 1756 d. ----
     Anna Sobkova b. May 24, 1764 d. May 5, 1798 (asthma)
     Ondej Lauermann Hop Producer married ---- b. ----d. ----
     Anna Lauermanova b. 1726 d. Nov. 27, 1788 (asthma).

Joseph Lauerman married Antonia Kratochville on 3 September 1865 at Muscoda, Grant County, Wisconsin.1

Joseph Lauerman married Anna Fuchiet on 21 October 1889 at Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin.1

Joseph Lauerman died on 2 April 1911 at Muscoda, Grant County, Wisconsin, at age 69.

Children of Joseph Lauerman and Antonia Kratochville

Children of Joseph Lauerman and Anna Fuchiet

Citations

  1. [S200] "Colonel William John Schuck's Rootsweb site", Ancestral File.

Joseph Lauerman

M, b. 6 January 1819
Reference=cK0078
     He was born on 6 January 1819 at Cervena Recice, Bohemia.1 He was the son of Vaclev Lauerman and Mariana Musilova.1

Joseph Lauerman married Antonine Wittak.1

Joseph Lauerman married Frances Wankova on 17 November 1840 at Cervena Recice, Bohemia.

Child of Joseph Lauerman and Frances Wankova

Citations

  1. [S200] "Colonel William John Schuck's Rootsweb site", Ancestral File.

Joseph A. Lauerman1

M, b. 23 March 1909, d. 16 October 1952
Reference=0004.3.4
     He was born on 23 March 1909.2 He was the son of Joseph Albert John Lauerman and Cecelia Josephine Kellermann.

Joseph A. Lauerman married Geraldine Tulley on 26 June 1933.1

The following article appeared in the Marinette Eagle-Star on 16 Oct, 1952.
     Joseph Lauerman, 43, Dies Unexpectedly Late Thursday
     Joseph A. Lauerman, 43, president and general manager of Marinette Knitting Mills and secretary of Lauerman Brothers Company, died unexpectedly shortly after 10:30 p.m. Thursday at his home, 1940 Stephenson St.
     Mr. Lauerman had complained early in the evening that he was not feeling well, but drove to the North Western station to meet a sister arriving for a short visit. He was stricken shortly after he returned home.
     Planned Trip to Evanston
     His wife, Geraldine, was in Chicago and Mr. Lauerman planned to leave this morning to join her and attend the Saturday Northwestern-Michigan football game at Evanston. Mrs. Lauerman returned home this morning.
     He was a son of the late Joseph A.J. Lauerman and Mrs. Lauerman, who survives. His father was one of the founders of the firm which later became Lauerman Brothers Company. The elder Lauerman died in 1922.
     Following his graduation from University of Notre Dame in 1931, Mr. Lauerman became associated with Marinette Knitting Mills, which was organized in 1904 by Lauerman Brothers. He had remained with the Knitting Mills since and in 1940 became general manager to succeed the late L.C. Wemple. His connections with the Knitting Mills gave him a wide acquaintance in the business world.
     "Joe," as everybody knew him, always kept a close tie with sports, one that dated back to a basketball career with our Lady of Lourdes high school here and his days as student athletic manager at Notre Dame. He was a low handicap golfer, a game he played only occasionally, and bowled regularly with the Merganser club of which he was a member.
     Belonged to Monogram Club
     :Joe" belonged to the Monogram Club of Notre Dame and during his days as a manager developed a close friendship with the late Knute Rockne, Notre Dame's famous coach. At the funeral for Coach Rockne, he served as a member of the honor guard.
     His acquaintances also included many of the great stars for Notre Dame including the present coach, Frank Leahy. He entered the University of Notre Dame in the fall of 1927 following his graduation that spring from Lourdes High School. After leaving college he kept up an active interest in the affairs of the Notre Dame Club of Hiawathland, an alumni group.
     Mr. Lauerman, who was born in Marinette March 23, 1909, was a past president of Marinette Kiwanis club and a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
     He was also a member of Stephenson Public Library Board, a post to which he was named November 6, 1945, and a member of the Lourdes High School Athletic Board.
     Five Children Survive Him
     Besides his mother and his wife, the former Geraldine Tulley whom he married 19 years ago, Mr. Lauerman is survived by five children. They are Joan, a freshman at Rosary College Ill., Joseph Jr., John, Geraldine, and Thomas, all at home.
     Also surviving are a brother, Henry J. Lauerman of Menominee, and four sisters, Mrs. Eugene Brennan of Chicago, Mrs. Alex Kaspar of Park Ridge, Ill., Mrs. Charles C. Glavin of Pelham Manor, N.Y., and Mrs. Edward Meyer of Green Bay.
     The body was taken to McLain-Thielen-Langer funeral home.
     
     The following article appeared in the Marinette Eagle-Star 18 Oct, 1952:
     Joseph A. Lauerman
     The community was shocked to learn that Joseph A. Lauerman had succumbed to a heart attack. It was all the more a shock because he was a comparatively young man and there had been no inkling in his large circle of friends that he had been ailing.
     Mr. Lauerman was "Joe" to everybody who had an intimate acquaintance with him, whether the acquaintance was a veteran employee of the Marinette Knitting Mills where he was general manager, or a friend who had known him since childhood. He was "Joe" to almost everyone and a "good Joe," to use the parlance of the street.
     The community will sorely miss him because he was one of the young business leaders who seemed destined to provide leadership her for many years to come. It was a leadership that extended beyond business circles to church, civic and social organizations. All of them are going to miss "Joe" as only time will reveal.The following article appeared in the Marinette Eagle-Star 18 Oct, 1952:
     Joseph A. Lauerman
     The community was shocked to learn that Joseph A. Lauerman had succumbed to a heart attack. It was all the more a shock because he was a comparatively young man and there had been no inkling in his large circle of friends that he had been ailing.
     Mr. Lauerman was "Joe" to everybody who had an intimate acquaintance with him, whether the acquaintance was a veteran employee of the Marinette Knitting Mills where he was general manager, or a friend who had known him since childhood. He was "Joe" to almost everyone and a "good Joe," to use the parlance of the street.
     The community will sorely miss him because he was one of the young business leaders who seemed destined to provide leadership here for many years to come. It was a leadership that extended beyond business circles to church, civic and social organizations. All of them are going to miss "Joe" as only time will reveal.3

Joseph A. Lauerman died on 16 October 1952 at Marinette, Marinette County, Wisconsin, at age 43.2 Funeral services were held after 16 October 1952; the following may have come from the Watertown Daily Times
     Nephew of Local Residents Dies At Marinette
     Funeral services were held in Marinette Monday morning for Joseph A. Lauerman. 43. nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kellerman of this city. Mr Lauerman died of a heart attack. He was president and general manager of the Marinette Mitten Mills.
     Mr. and Mrs. Kellerman and Mrs. Edgar Kellerman attended the funeral.

Children of Joseph A. Lauerman and Geraldine Tulley

Citations

  1. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.
  2. [S278] Letter, Leona Kellerman Chesemore to Dana Kellerman.
  3. [S131] Marinette Eagle-Star.

Joseph Albert John Lauerman1

M, b. 28 May 1866, d. 30 December 1922
Reference=0004.3*
     He was born on 28 May 1866 at Muscoda, Grant County, Wisconsin.2,3 He was the son of Joseph Lauerman and Antonia Kratochville.

Joseph Albert John Lauerman was also known as Joseph Albert Jacob, an alternate name as listed on Colonel Schuck's website.2

Joseph Albert John Lauerman was founder, along with Frank Lauerman, of Lauerman's Department Store in May 1890 at Marinette, Marinette County, Wisconsin.2

Joseph Albert John Lauerman married Amelia Bezio in 1892.



Joseph Albert John Lauerman was a merchant of dry goods in 1900 at Marinette.2

Joseph Albert John Lauerman married Cecelia Josephine Kellermann, daughter of Heinrich Eduard Franz Kellermann and Katharina Luber, on 14 February 1901 at Marinette, Marinette County, Wisconsin.
The following wedding announcement was printed in the Marinette Daily Eagle:
LEAVE AMID RICE AND SHOES
Presents of Every Sort Showered
Upon Them by Well-wishing Friends
and Cordial Demonstration Follows
at the Train
Joseph A. J. Lauerman and Miss Cecilia Kellerman were married at half past six o'clock this morning at Our Lady of Lourdes church, by the Rev. Father Lochman.
The wedding was quiet and marked by simplicity throughout. A few friends had been bidden to the church and these followed the bride and groom to the train southbound and wished them well in unmistakable and eloquent demonstrations.

Miss Marie Louise Nadeau presided at the organ and the stirring notes of Lohengrin's wedding march followed the couple as they left the church. Miss Kellerman entered and approached the altar on the arm of the best man. Mr. John O'Connell, while Mr. Lauerman led the maid of honor, Miss Minerva Lynes.

After the ceremony the party with guests harried to the Northwestern depot and took the train at 7:40 for Milwaukee, where Mr. and Mrs. Lauerman will be the guests of Mr. Herman Benedict, a friend of the groom's in Milwaukee, and a gentleman well known in Marinette. After a few days with Mr. Benedict the young people will take a southern trip, visiting New Orleans, Memphis and Hot Springs, returning in three weeks to take up their home in the Flannigan residence on State street, which has been prepared for them with every comfort imaginable.

Presents From Many Friends

It would be hard to find a young couple in this city more showered with good wishes than Mr. and Mrs. Lauerman. Both well known and with friends by the score, both prominent in social and church circles, it is little to be wondered at that Mr. Lauerman's office, the new home on State street and the bride's home on Currie street are today literally overrunning with wedding gifts of all sorts, eloquent expressions of regard and affection from many friends in all quarters. A list of these gifts would be hard to prepare and long to read but when the young people come home and settle down their friends will have a chance to call and see these pleasant messengers of regard.

Mrs. Lauerman has for eight or ten years been active in social and church circles. A charming young lady in every ideal way, she has always been at the front in every move of a charitable nature and in her church connections was ever depended on when help was needed. For years she has leased her voice to choir work and her sweet singing has been heard on many occasions for charity or someone's benefit. It was indeed the unanimous testimony of Mr. Lauerman's friends at his bachelor dinner Saturday evening that he had been most fortunate in securing such a bride and the young lady must indeed been flattered if she heard of the eloquent and kindly toasts proposed to her on that occasion and blushingly admitted by the groom and applauded by the guests at the tables.
Fun at the Depot

The friends of the couple gathered in force at the train and the usual shower of castaway boots, shoes and the slippers, to say nothing of rice in liberal quantities, followed the couple onto and into the train. This pretty wedding and the kindly approval of so many friends on this St. Valentine's day proves beyond a doubt that the little fellow is still busy and consummating happy matches.

In an effort to show their regard for Mr. Lauerman the employees of the Savings Bank got together and presented him with a magnificent leather covered lounge and a Morris chair, as fine specimens of furniture maker's art as ever came to Marinette, while the Briney club, mindful that another chair was needed, presented the couple with a handsome leather chair, matched with the other gift. The Elks Lodge also presented a full outfit of solid spoons, knives and forks.
The bride wore a dress of gray broadcloth trimmed with chiffon and real lace and the maid of honor wore blue foulard trimmed with chiffon and black appliqué. Both the ladies wore black hats. The groom and his best man were attired in the conventional afternoon wedding clothes for gentlemen, frock coat, light striped trousers, etc.4,5,6

Joseph Albert John Lauerman witnessed the baptism of Edgar Joseph Kellerman on 24 March 1908 at St. Henry's Catholic Church, Watertown.

Joseph Albert John Lauerman was vice-president of a department store in 1910 at Marinette.2

Joseph Albert John Lauerman was a merchant at a department store in 1920 at Marinette.2

Joseph Albert John Lauerman and Cecelia Josephine Kellermann lived at 1975 Riverside Drive in 1920 in Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin.2



The following article about Lauerman's Department Store was published in the Peshtigo Times on 11 May 1922:
Thirty-two years ago Joseph A. J. and Frank J. Lauerman founded in Marinette the business which is today known so widely as the greatest retail and wholesale merchandising establishment of the northwest. A few years later Charles J. Lauerman, another brother, joined the firm, and these three men have been its owners and directors ever since.
The beginning in 1890 was made with a few hundred dollars capital, in a little store with three or four employees, including the owners, but the big capital with which this business started, which it has always maintained and always will as long as it bears the Lauerman name, was an ideal of honest merchandising on a small profit plan, a sense of obligation owed the customer, a realization that "he profits most who serves best", and a determination to win and hold the confidence of the public by deserving it.
To those early days Joseph and Frank Lauerman gave untiring work, busy at the counters by day and at their books and in their little store at night, and they stuck to their ideals through thick and thin, building, buying and selling, until today their credit and fair name in the business world is equal to that of any concern in the United States engaged in a similar line of business.
From a few thousand dollars of gross business in the first year, the Lauerman brothers have lived to see their business total $4,000,000 a year, spread through the thirty-seven departments of their present organization and including the wholesale department which carries on an annually increasing jobbing business in the Cloverland territory. Their traveling salesmen cover the north country continuously, their buyers go personally to Europe, New York and Chicago to bring to the people of the Twin Cities the best merchandise, always disposed of to their customers on the small profit plan which was the cornerstone of their 1890 foundation.
The Lauerman Brothers company today employs 325 people, some of whom have been with them since the opening day thirty-two years ago, and many of their department managers for twenty years or more. Not only is the entire business systematized on the most modern and improved lines, but every consideration is given to the employees, including a week's vacation each year and other concessions designed to produce a real morale and reflect itself in service to the customers.
The floor space occupied by the Lauerman company is 205,050 square feet, with a store building not excelled in any city and better than many metropolitan stores.
The anniversary of 1922 celebrated in a merchandising way this week by a tempting anniversary sale in each department, has brought hundreds of congratulatory telegrams to Lauerman brothers from the largest houses in a America, who have been doing business with them for a third of a century, and the executive offices of the store resembled today a crowded floral shop.
In every enterprise for the upbuilding and development of Marinette, Menominee and the northern section, Joseph, Frank and Charles Lauerman have taken a active part. The money they have made here has been spent here, and through the years of their accumulating success they have remained the same wholesome and unassuming businessmen they were at the beginning. Probably no great store exists in this country where the owners know and meet so many of their customers, where they so much are in personal touch with the details which effect their patrons and where so many folks of every walk and vocation know the owners and call them by their first names.
So that this thirty-second anniversary of Lauerman Brothers company is much more than a merchandising or commercial achievement. It is proof positive that it pays to be decent and square in business, and that success can be found where honest effort and hard work go hand in hand.2

Joseph Albert John Lauerman died on 30 December 1922 at Marinette at age 56.2,3

The following article was printed regarding the will of Joseph Lauerman.
     $500,000 WILL IS FILED FOR PROBATE
     MARINETTE, Wis.-The will of the late Joseph A. J. Lauerman, whose death occurred last Saturday, was entered for probate on Thursday. Frank J. Lauerman, Charles, A. Lauerman and D. J. Madigan are named trustees. The estate will approximate $500,000.
     After making family and charitable bequests, the estate is divided into seven equal parts and placed in trust for the children. Mrs. Lauerman receives her share immediately, the children's shares being held in trust to be paid at certain specified times. The residence, furnishings, etc., go to Mrs. Lauerman.
     By the will the eight parochial Catholic schools in Marinette and Menominee, St. Joseph's orphanage, Green Bay; St. Joseph's hospital, Menominee; the eight Catholic churches in Marinette and Menominee and each of the denominational churches in the twin cities, thirty three in number, including two Jewish synagog's and the Salvation Army, are mentioned, the sum of $100 being given to each; nieces, nephews and other near family connections are generously remembered.4

Joseph Albert John Lauerman was buried at an unknown place on 2 January 1923 at Marinette.2,7

Joseph A. J. Lauerman's Obituary was printed in the Marinette Eagle-Star on 2 January 1923:
J. A. LAUERMAN EXPIRES ON SATURDAY
ILLNESS OF LONG DURATION ATTENTION AS THE YEAR CLOSES; FUNERAL IS HELD TODAY

Death has claimed a prominent business man of the city in the passing of Joseph Albert John Lauerman, 1975 Riverside avenue, senior member of the Lauerman Brothers Company. Waging a valiant battle against great odds for years, aided by all that medical skill and loving care could do, nevertheless the effort was all in vain. The marvel has been that the sorely tortured body could so long endure the afflictions that marked the closing years of his life. Tho for weeks he hovered at the "portals of the door that swings between forever and no more," the end came with the same great shock that always accompanies the separation of soul and body.
A marked change in the condition of the patient became apparent about 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon and from then until 11 o'clock, the death agony continued.

Death Struggle

Kneeling in the death chamber, united in prayer for the soul in its supreme conflict were the members of the three Lauerman families and a few close friends. Tho the closing hours were turbulent, the last moments were calm, and the soul of the suffer went forth peacefully.

Throughout the long years of illness, borne with heroic resignation, manifesting his great nobility of soul, there were many hopeful signs to buoy the hopes of loved ones, only to be dissembled as the unconquerable malady made new encroachments. For the past three months the patient had been wholly paralyzed an in a comatose condition.

Wisconsin Born

Mr. Lauerman was born in Muscoda, Wis., fifty-seven years ago, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lauerman. He entered the business arena when 15 years of age, when he accepted a position in the store of Jacob Bremmer, one of the leading business men of his home town, remaining at his post there for eight years. When 23 he came to Marinette, and after looking over the situation here decided to embark in the mercantile business, having but a meager capital, saved from his own and brother Frank's earnings. With a wealth of ambition and unlimited energy, he opened a store where the Boreal Co. is now located on Main street. Frank Lauerman, younger brother, who had not as yet attained his majority, was a silent partner, remaining at his work in Muscoda to aid the struggling business. In three months time, Don McDonald, a former Muscoda man who conducted a job printing plant here, entered into partnership with the Lauerman Brothers, Mr. McDonald later retiring.

Eighteen months later, Frank Lauerman arrived to take an active interest in the business which succeeded beyond all expectations from its inception, until the present day when the business that had such a humble start commands international attention, and its buyers visit foreign fields to purchase stocks for the large concern.

A few years later Charles Lauerman made his advent in the city and shortly became associated as a member of the firm of Lauerman Brothers Co., the business now being located in two large three-story-and-basement buildings on Dunlap Square, with numerous warehouses throughout the city. The list of employees numbers several hundred, while at the start, L. T. Plouff, who is still with the company as a manager and buyer of several of the most important departments, was the sole aid in the conduct of the business.

Labored Unceasingly

From morn to night Mr. Lauerman labored, having the entire business under his command as it steadily expanded into great magnitude, completing as it seems, a long life span in a comparatively brief period by his ceaseless activity.
Mr. Lauerman was married to Miss Cecilia Kellerman, eldest daughter of Henry Kellerman, who survives, with the following children: Henry, Catherine, Marinette, Joseph Jr., Elizabeth and Ursula. Other survivors are brothers, Frank J. and Charles J. Lauerman.

Beloved By All

Possessed of a kindly nature, Mr. Lauerman won the affection of all who knew him and his charity was boundless. Never was an appeal of the poor made in vain to him and frequently he anticipated and lent a helping hand when need was great. His great charity was one of the many luminous marks that made life brighter for him and for innumerable others. Devoted to his family he lavished all that affection and money could provide for their comfort and pleasure. Long and tenderly will his memory be held in the hearts of all who knew him. His loss to the city cannot be measured.

He was a faithful member of Our Lady of Lourdes church, and of the following fraternal societies, Catholic Order of Foresters, Knights of Columbus, Elks and Rotary clubs.

Flags at Half Mast

As Mr. Lauerman had been a member of the Library Board and always took a foremost interest in civic affairs, the flags on some of the city buildings and other public places were at half mast from the time of death until after the funeral. Mr. Lauerman was also a director of the First National bank and had varied business interests aside from the mercantile business.

Mr. Lauerman has left to his family the priceless heritage of a life will spent and his record is worthy of emulation not alone by his kin but by people in general. Never robust, Mr. Lauerman gave of himself,his wealth and his time, gladly and cheerfully in the service of others, being and exemplary citizen, and his death is a distinct loss to this community wherein the major portion of is life-span was past.

Hold Funeral

The funeral of Mr. Lauerman was held this morning, the cortege forming at the family residence, 1975 Riverside, about 9:30, proceeding thence to Our Lady of Lourdes church where a solemn requiem mass was offered. The Rev. Father F. G. Tulley, who ministered to Mr. Lauerman throughout his long illness, was the celebrant; the Rev. Father J. M. Paciecha, city, deacon; the Rev. Father E. H. Vaissiere, city, sub-deacon; and the Rev. Father H. C. Heiman, city, master of ceremonies. Present in the January besides the officiating priests were the Rt. Rev. Monsignor P. J. Lochman, a former pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes, of Kaukauna; the Rev. Father W. A. Ruel of Wausaukee; the Rev. Father Emil Seiter, city; the Rev. Father D. Cleary, the Rev. Father Neumeir, the Rev. Father G. A. Laforest, the Rev. Father V. A. Karel and the Rev. Father Boussault, all of Menominee.

Brief Eulogy

The Rev. Father Tulley, after the solemn requiem mass, spoke briefly in regard to the life and character of the deceased. He said that he desired a few words not to praise him but to speak of those qualities which distinguished him among men. He spoke of his charity, his generosity, his noble example as a husband and father, his humility and especially of his devotion to the worship of God. He was a practical Catholic who lost no opportunity to further and practice his religion. He spoke of him as a man who was meek and humble but earnest in everything that made for the salvation of his soul. He was generous to the poor, generous to the church, and kindly and considerate in his manner toward all and he commended his example to his children who survive him.

The Rev. Monsignor P. J. Lochman officiated at The Liebra and at the commitment services at the graveside in Forest Home cemetery, the Rev. Monsignor P. J. Lochman, the Rev. Father Tulley and the Rev. Father Ruel officiating.

Long Cortege

Sixty-nine cars, conveying the employees of the Lauerman Brothers company and the honorary bearers, preceded the funeral car. About 100 cars being in line.
The body was reposed in a handsome bronze casket and was carried by P. C. Donnelly, W. E. Clarey, W. C. Campbell, D. J. Madigan, Robert Bodenbach, Milwaukee; James Downs, Chicago; R. M. Andrews, Menominee, and John O'Connell, Milwaukee. The honorary bearers were selected from the Knights of Columbus and were: L. J. Evans, John Moore, Eli Racine, Alvin Lahiff, Edward Beazilon, Henry McGowan, Frank Lindsey, E. Charette, N. J. Lavergue, Joseph Zietz and Arthur Nice. Sepulture was made in the Lauerman plat in Forest Home cemetery.

Beautiful Flowers

The array of floral tributes was among the largest and most beautiful ever seen in the city. Many came from other cities, from Marshall Fields, Carson Pirie, Chicago; and other large firms in metropolitan centers with whom the Lauerman company does business, sending magnificent pieces. A blanket of flowers covered the casket. The flowers were in charge of Mrs. D. J. Madigan and Mrs. Fred Carney. The room in which the casket reposed and adjoining rooms being banked with the beautiful flower tributes. Mingled with the flowers were many spiritual bouquets, sent by sympathizing friends.

From Other Cities

Among the people from other cities who came for the obsequies were: Mrs. J. Lauerman, John Lauerman, Frank Victor, Henry and Edward Kratochville, all of Muscoda; Frank and Fred Krathochville of Goll; Frank Fuchek, Sauk City; Mr. and Mrs. William Steinle, Madison; Robert Bodenbach and daughter, Miss Hattie, of Milwaukee; John O'Connell, Milwaukee; James Downs, Chicago; Lou Marshall, Appleton; Henry Kellerman, Watertown; Max Kellerman, Escanaba; Mrs. Elizabeth Pryor, Chicago; A. M. Bellock, Columbus, Wis; S. C. Medelson, Chicago; J. P. Hartray, Chicago; Mr. Chamberlain, Waupun; Mr. Suddath, Milwaukee; the Rt. Rev. Monsignor P. J. Lochman, Kaukauna; and the Rev. Father W. A. Ruel of Wausaukee; L. W. Brazeou, Oconto.

At the graveside, a canopy had been erected for the protection of the mourners during the ceremonies, as a cold wind prevailed. The grave was lined with cedar.

The Lauerman Bros. company store was closed this morning.2

( From the Menominee Herald-Leader, January 2, 1923 )
     Joseph A. J. Lauerman died at his home on Riverside Drive in Marinette eleven 0'clock last Saturday evening.
     Surrounded by the beloved members of his family, Mr. Lauerman entered the long sleep after a battle with illness which extended back for four years, during the last few months of which he was unconscious most of the time. At the final hour, however, he recognized his wife and responded to her appeal for a last farwell.
     The funeral was held in Marinette this morning, the largest and most city-wide memorial service which ever took place on the river. In spite of the storm, hundreds of Mr. Lauerman's friends attended the impressive and solemn requiem mass at Our Lady of Lourdes church in Marinette, flags throughout the city were at half mast, many institutions remained closed in honor of his memory and the funeral cortege itself was a full mile in length. The same solemn procession followed the casket to Woodlawn cemetery, where, after a brief service, the body was laid at rest amid a bank of flowers which lined and surrounded the grave.
     Thousands Visit Residence.
     At 9:30 this morning the funeral procession left the Lauerman residence, where all day yesterday and until that hour this morning thousands of Marinette people, the rich and the poor, of every faith and creed, had come for a last look at their friend and to pay a last mark of respect to his memory. The casket stood in the north parlor, and the entire room was filled with the most beautiful and impressive floral offerings.
     The Rev. Father Tully, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes church, and an intimate friend of Mr. Lauerman, officiated at the mass, and the Absolution for the dead was pronounced by the Very Rev. Father Lochman of Green Bay, vicar general of the diocese. The Catholic clergy of the twin cities and nearby places assisted in the solemn requiem mass as follows:
      Sub deacons, the Rev. Father Pociecha and the Rev. Father Vassiere; master of ceremonies, the Rev. Father H. C. Helman. In the sanctuary were the Rev. Fathers William Reul of Wausaukee; Father Seiter of Marinette, and the following Menominee priests: The Rev. Father Victor A Karch, the Rev. Father Dennis Cleary, the Rev. Father Boissonault, the Rev. Father George M. O. LaForest and the Rev. Joseph Neumair.
      The Rev. Fathers Tully, Lochman and Reul officiated at the grave.
      The floral tributes were cared for by Mrs. Fred Carney, Jr., and Mrs. Dan J. Madagin.
      Anhonorary delegation from the Marinette Counsil of the Knights of Columbus led the solemn procession into the church , following the clergy. The active pall bearers were Robert Bodenbach, James Dawns, D. J. Madagin, W. C. Campbell, Rodger M. Andrews, P. C. Donnelly, John J. O'Connell and Will Cleary.
     Tribute By Rev. Fr. Tully.
      At the conclusion of the mass, and preceding the Absolution by Father Lochman, Father F. G. Tully delivered a brief but most impressive memorial sermon. He spoke of the many qualities which made up the sturdy and honored life of Mr. Lauerman, referring to his devoted Catholicity, his love for his church and her institutions, his generosity and his devotion to every obligation of the home, and his unassuming sincerity of purpose in whatever place he found himself in every walk of life.
      Father Tully referred to the parable of the rich man whose selfishness shut him from the Kingdom of Heaven and called to his hearers' attention the lessons from the life of Mr. Lauerman, who beginning in a humble and modest way, had come to success without changing in any way his character and his actions. He was one of "the poor in spirit" to whom it was promised that "theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven," and who were named "blessed" by the master in His beatitudes. The most important business from beginning to end with Joseph Lauerman, said Father Tully, was the business of Eternity and during all his life he never forgot his God. Greater ideals than that no man can have, nor can there be a more potent "success" than their exemplification.
      The capacity of the church was taxed with the great concourse of sorrowing friends, hundreds of whom were in the employ of Mr. Lauerman and who loved and respected him as an employer and friend.
      The music during the mass was most impressive.
     Most former friends of Mr. Lauerman from Chicago, Milwaukee and other cities to Marinette for the funeral. The Lauerman Brothers' store remained closed until 1 o'clock this afternoon, the Marinette Knitting Mills and the Boreal Manufacturing company were closed for a half day in his Honor.
      Samuel Mendelson came from Chicago, representing the Knitting Mills company, and Julius Solomon represented the Eisendrath company of Chicago.
     Among the people from other places who came for the obsequies were: Mrs. J. Lauerman, John Lauerman, Frank Victor, Henry and Edward Kratchoville, all of Muscoda; Frank and Fred Kratchoville of Goll; Frank Fuchek, Sauk City; Mr. and Mrs. William Steinle, Madison; Robert Bodenbach and daughter, Miss Hattie, of Milwaukee; John O'Connell, Milwaukee; James Downs, Chicago; Lou Marshall, Appletown; Henry Kellerman, Watertown; Max Kellerman, Escanaba; Mrs. Elizabeth Pryor, Chicago; A. M. Bellock, Columbus, Wis; S. C. Mendelson, Chicago; J. P. Hartray, Chicago; Mr. Chamberlain, Waupaun; Mr. Sudduth, Milwaukee; the Rt. Rev. Monsignor P. J. Lochman, Kaukauna; and the Rev. Father W. A. Ruel of Wausaukee; L. W Brazeou, Oconto.
     Started As Clerk
      Joseph Albert John Lauerman was born on May 28, fifty-six years ago, at Muscoda, Wis., a small town on the Wisconsin river, and was the son of Joseph Lauerman, a Bohemian farmer.
      Young Joseph, choosing a business career went to work in a general store at Muscoda when he was 15 years of age. The proprietor was Jacob Bremmer, one of Muskoda's leading figures in the commercial activities of the town. For eight years he "held down" the job, worked early and late, and at the age of 23 took the few hundred dollars he had accumulated through frugal living and left the old home town to seek a location to enter business for himself and eventually to be joined by his younger brother, Frank, who was not then of age.
      He was induced to come to Marinette by Donald McDonald who conducted a job printing establishment on Hall avenue, and after a visit to a careful survey of conditions, he decided to hang up his shingle here and in April, 1890, established the Savings Bank store. He rented a store 25x80 feet in the Luis Gram block now occupied by the Boreal Glove factory, went back to Muscoda, gathered up about $1,100 which represented the combined accumulated cash assets of his own and brother Frank's and, after setting aside about $200 to prepare the store for business, started for New York with $900 in currency in an old fashioned hand satchel.
      Mr. Lauerman always found considerable pleasure in relating to his friends his experience between trains in the city of Chicago while on his first purchasing expedition to the east. He had hardly stepped from the train when he was approached by a stranger who had a very attractive proposition in the way of a "cheap ticket" to New York.
      Here is where he discovered that his appearance betrayed him. He was from "the country." The "strangers" scented him. They knew he had some money--either in the little hand bag or tucked somewhere in the inner recesses of his clothing. The man with the cheap ticket was not yet in evidence, and to kill a little time a dice game was suggested. Joseph said they never shook dice in Muscoda, and that he was a novice at the game. He refused to succumb to several demonstrations as to the ease with which several games of dice could be comprehended, and as a final resort he was asked to have a smoke and a drink. His thoughts immediately drifted to "knock-out drops," and a vivid picture of the failure of his industrial enterprise in Marinette even before he got started flashed through his mind. Tightly grasping his $900 in assets he made a hasty exit and was soon on his way to New York riding on a regular ticket. He often since felt that, had he imbibed with his solicitous friends to the extent of a single drink, or a "doctored" cigar, the Lauerman store would never have opened for business in marinette.
      Arriving in New York, he went direct to a cash jobber where a pretty good sized bill of goods could be purchased for about $900 but the transaction, regardless of its dimensions, was understood to be cash. Fortune smiled faintly, however, and he was given a couple of hundred dollars credit, which helped swell the opening display of stock, but resulted in considerable perspiration before the balance was paid.
      Returning to Marinette young Lauerman prepared for the opening. As the goods began to arrive L. T. Plouff, Lauerman's first clerk, applied for a job. Pluff wanted a general store experience. He had been working in a store where an exclusive line was carried, at $5 a week, but accepted the position in the new store about to open for two dollars less. Mr. Pluff is the present manager of the woman's department of Lauerman Brother great store, and points with a wonderful feeling of pride to his connection with the business which dates back to one week before the store was opened in April, 1890.
      The stock consisted of crockery, tinware, notions, men's furnishings in fact a little of everything, most all of which was carried out doors for a display every morning. It is no exaggeration to say that often in the early days of the business most of the stock shifted twice a day--it was carried out in front in the morning and brought back into the store at night.
      In about three months from the opening of the store Donald McDonald formed a partnership with Joseph Lauerman and invested $1,000 in the business. Business was then conducted under the name of "McDonald and Lauerman."
     Previously to the McDonald connection Joseph's younger brother, Frank who clerked for McDonald and Son just around the corner from Jacob Bremmer's general store, where Joe was previously employed, sent the major part of his regular monthly earnings to Marinette to help brother Joe keep the business afloat.
     In about a year and a half Frank came to Marinette. A deal was closed for the purchase of the McDonald Interest and the two brothers bought him, borrowing $1,500 the purchase price. Frank returned to Muscoda and worked in the general store there for a half year when he became of age and moved to Marinette to take an active part in the management of the business.
      A few years later a younger brother, Charles J. Lauerman, who had succeeded Frank in the McDonald store at Muscoda, was sent for, and was taken into the firm when the company was reorganized and incorporated in 1904.
      Joseph was the active head of the business from its inception to the incorporation in 1904 when, because of failing health, he relinquished the chief responsibility to his brothers, Frank and Charles. He continued active in the affairs of the company, however, until about eight years ago. On Oct. 17, 1918, Mr. Lauerman was attacked by a paralytic stroke from which he never fully recovered.
     During the early history of the business he worked late into many long and weary nights, personally handled the correspondence without the aid of a stenographer while the volume of business was well into six figures. He wrote all the advertising copy for newspapers, circulars, etc., divided much of the buying with his brother, Frank, and in countless other ways gave plentiful demonstrations of a marvelous capacity for work. The success he achieved as one of the owners of a business that stands absolutely without a rival in the United States in the annals of similar commercial enterprises, is far from any fantastic dream of the element of luck. The store is known today from coast to coast as the "Biggest Small Town Store in America," a splendid monument to singleness of purpose, the business integrity and honesty of Joseph A. J. Lauerman.
      No merchant in the world, great or small, was closer to his patronage, or enjoyed the distinction of knowing as many of his customers by their first names.
      During his business career in the Twin cities the charitable work of Mr. Lauerman will ever stand out distinctively in the memory of those to whom he lent the helping hand. He enjoyed the implicit confidence of every person whose happy lot it was to know him and the great and growing business that is the outgrowth of such a humble origin is a mammoth testimonial of the buying public to that confidence which is shared by his two brothers and partners in business. Frank J. and Charles J. Lauerman.
      Mr. Lauerman was married to Miss Cecilla Kellerman, eldest daughter of Henry Kellerman, who survives, with the following children; Henry, Catherine, Antoinette, Joseph Jr., Elizabeth and Ursula. Other survivors are brothers Frank J. and Charles J. Lauerman.
      Mr Lauerman was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, the Knights of Columbus, the Marinette Rotary Club and the Elks. He was a director of the First National Bank of Marinette, and was a member of the board of the Stephenson Public Library.7 He left a will on 6 January 1923; (From the Menominee Herald-Leader, January 6, 1923)
     JOE LAUERMAN AND HIS WILL.
      The most remarkable document ever filed in any probate court in the northwest was the last will and testament of Joseph A. J. Lauerman of Marinette, whose untimely death in the very prime of his yeara brought sorrow last week to every part of the twin cities of Menominee and Marinette.
      Its phasing and its bequests give us a photograph of the great heart and character of the best citizen either city ever had. To those who remain after Joe has passed on, he says in simple words:
      "Religion to me has always appeared as the greatest force for good in the world, and while personally I have always been a follower of the Roman Catholic church faith, yet I realize that all churches are striving for the advancement and bettermost of mankind. * * * * In recognition of the good they are all doing. I hereby bequeath--" and then follows a list of cash bequests to Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Christian Science and evry other religious body in both cities, including the Salvation Army.
      Here indeed is Christianity, and here indeed is an example to those who have wrought and prospered in these two cities. Here also is an answer to the curse of bigotry as represented by the latter day efforts to organize one faith against another, and enshroud cowerdice under the high sounding name of an "invisible empire."
      Joe Luaerman gave away more that he kept for his own flesh and blood. His life was a continuous giving, of himself, of his strength, of his money and of his personal help. No edifice in either city could hold those to whom his generosity came without fuss or fame, without publicity or hope of reward or repayment. No news-paper page could list the names of those he helped.
      And now that he has gone on to the Beautiful Isle of Somewhere he speaks publicly for the first time, through his will, which circumstance made necesary to publish, and his final message to his old friends and neibors is at once a testimony to his own sincere faith and a broad acknowledgment of the rights of others to seek and find the straight and narrow path according to the dictates of their own conscience. And to this Christian message he has attached a division of his own estate which gives something substantial in the way of a money bequest to every religious organization of every kind in both cities.
      He gave away a fortune during his life time, not letting his left hand know what his right hand was doing. And he gave because he loved to give.
      There have been many great merchants, there have been many fortunes made out of the opportunities of the north country, but outstanding today is the life and sucess of Joseph Lauerman, who so loved his fellow men that in life and death he gave and gave, until now that he is gone from us, cut down in the midst of a useful unselfish life, his memory will ever remain a fragment and a continuous blessing to the two cities which were his field of opportunity, and to whom he has made an acknowledgment of indebtedness which must remain as long as these cities endure.
      The life and works of Joseph A. J. Lauerman themselves are a monument more lasting, more beautiful and more substantial than any sculptor can hue out of granite or marble, and we will revere and honor his memory as the most worth while and most appreciative citizen who ever lived and worked among us.
      Faithful, kindly, unselfish and clean living Joe Lauerman. How much he loved his fellow men. He was New Tag The following article appeared in the Marinette Daily Eagle:
     Lauerman Heirs to Pay $34,000 Inheritance Tax
     MARINETTE, Wis. - (Special) - The estate of the late Joseph A. J. Lauerman, who died a year ago, was appraised by Rlmer Grimmer, Leo J. Evans and J. M. Andrew, and the value fixed at $15,760 real estate and $529,773.02 personal property, or a total for the estate of $535,533.02. The federal inheritance tax was fixed at $14,529.39, and the state tax at $19,277.36.8

Children of Joseph Albert John Lauerman and Amelia Bezio

Children of Joseph Albert John Lauerman and Cecelia Josephine Kellermann

Citations

  1. [S232] Peter Quatsoe, Commemorative Biographical Record of the West Shore of Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  2. [S200] "Colonel William John Schuck's Rootsweb site", Ancestral File.
  3. [S304] Letter, Joan Alfredson to Dana Kellerman, 16 Aug 2000.
  4. [S131] Marinette Eagle-Star.
  5. [S289] Marinette County, Wisconsin, Marriage record.
  6. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.
  7. [S404] Menominee Herald-Leader.
  8. [S277] "Marinette Daily Eagle", Ancestral File.

Joseph Lauerman Jr

M, b. 6 November 1964
Reference=0004.3.4.2.2
     He was born on 6 November 1964.1 He is the son of Joseph Lauerman and Joan Wendel.

Joseph Lauerman Jr married Becky Huberty on 10 October 2002.1

Citations

  1. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.

Joyce Lauerman1

F, b. 1895
     She was born in 1895. She is the daughter of Frank Joseph Lauerman and Nellie Casandra Fann.1

Citations

  1. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.

Leslie Lauerman

F, b. 25 August 1967
Reference=0004.3.4.2.3
     She was born on 25 August 1967.1 She is the daughter of Joseph Lauerman and Joan Wendel.

Leslie Lauerman married Rob Ling.1

Child of Leslie Lauerman and Rob Ling

Child of Leslie Lauerman

Citations

  1. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.

Lisa Lauerman

F, b. 2 October 1963
Reference=0004.3.4.2.1
     She was born on 2 October 1963.1 She is the daughter of Joseph Lauerman and Joan Wendel.

Lisa Lauerman married Mark Harvey.1

Children of Lisa Lauerman and Mark Harvey

Citations

  1. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.

Lucille Lauerman1

F, b. 1899
     She was born in 1899. She is the daughter of Frank Joseph Lauerman and Nellie Casandra Fann.1

Citations

  1. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.

Lynne Lauerman1

F, b. 10 November 1959
     She was born on 10 November 1959.1 She is the daughter of Henry Lauerman and Jackie Johnson.1

Lynne Lauerman married Paul LaRosa, son of Philip Joseph LaRosa and Margaret Mary Peter, on 28 July 1984.1

Children of Lynne Lauerman and Paul LaRosa

Citations

  1. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.

Marie Lauerman1

F, b. 12 June 1876, d. 20 June 1876
Reference=cK0113
     She was born on 12 June 1876 at Muscoda, Grant County, Wisconsin.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Lauerman and Antonia Kratochville.1

Marie Lauerman died on 20 June 1876 at Muscoda.1

Citations

  1. [S200] "Colonel William John Schuck's Rootsweb site", Ancestral File.

Mark Lauerman1

M, b. 13 December 1963
     He was born on 13 December 1963.1 He is the son of Henry Lauerman and Jackie Johnson.1

Mark Lauerman married Geri (?) on 20 July 1996.1

Citations

  1. [S279] Joan Alfredson, Lauerman Family History.

Oscare Lauerman1

M, b. before 9 March 1893, d. 9 March 1893
Reference=cK0104
     He was born before 9 March 1893.1

Oscare Lauerman died on 9 March 1893 at Marinette, Marinette County, Wisconsin.1

Oscare Lauerman was buried at Calvary Cemetery after 9 March 1893 at Marinette.1 He was the son of Joseph Albert John Lauerman and Amelia Bezio.1

Citations

  1. [S200] "Colonel William John Schuck's Rootsweb site", Ancestral File.