Amelia Dana1

F, b. circa 1880
     She was born circa 1880 at Pennsylvania She was the grandaughter of Magdelena (Pfohl) Dana.2,3

Citations

  1. [S75] 1880 Census record, Chicago, Illinois, USA, FHL FILM: 1254830
    National Archive Film: T9-0830
    Page: 441C.
  2. [S67] Glenn Atwell, "Buffalo Area Research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman, 26 Jul 2001.
  3. [S242] 1880 Census record, Chicago, Illinois, USA, National Archive film: T9-0830 pg. 441C.

Dr. Arthur Charles Dana

M, b. 11 July 1886, d. 25 May 1936
Reference=0006.7
     He was born on 11 July 1886 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.1,2,3,4,5

Dr. Arthur Charles Dana was baptized on 11 July 1886 at Fond du Lac. The baptism was witnessed by Agnes E. Dana.6 He was the son of George P. Dana and Genevieve Phoebe Lanners.

Dr. Arthur Charles Dana was a clerk in 1905 at Fond du Lac.7

Dr. Arthur Charles Dana lived at 76 E. Johnson in 1905 in Fond du Lac.7

Dr. Arthur Charles Dana witnessed the marriage of Thomas C. Downs and Leona Julia Dana on 26 June 1907 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.8,9,5

Dr. Arthur Charles Dana was graduated in 1911 at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

Dr. Arthur Charles Dana witnessed the birth of Robert Leo Dana on 2 September 1912 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.6,5,10

Dr. Arthur Charles Dana witnessed the birth of George William Dana on 31 October 1915 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.6,11,12,5 He witnessed the death of Matilda May Weber on 4 December 1915 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin; She died of stroke, uremia, and nephritis. St. Mary's church record incorrectly lists her death date as 4 Nov.13,14,15,16

Dr. Arthur Charles Dana served in the 1st Wisconsin as a Lieutenant in the Medical Corps. in 1917. He served at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana and at Camp Grant in Illinois.17,1

Dr. Arthur Charles Dana married Marguerite Mahoney, daughter of David Mahoney and Mary Hogan, on 28 August 1919 at St. Joseph's Church by Rev. J.J Collins., Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The marriage was witnessed by Frank D. Mahoney.18,1,19,5

The following wedding announcement was printed in The Daily Reporter on 27 Aug 1919:
Mrs. Mahoney Becomes Bride of Dr. A. C. Dana; Well Known Young Woman United in Marriage to Prominent Physician. Breakfast at Elks' Club
     At the altar of St. Joseph's church this morning was read the beautiful marriage ritual of the Roman Catholic religion uniting Miss Marguerite C. Mahoney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Mahoney, and Dr. Arthur C. Dana, son of George P. Dana, in the sacred bonds of matrimony.
     The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. J. Collins, pastor of the church, at a nuptial mass attended by a large assemblage of friends and relatives of the couple.
     At the hour of 8:30 o'clock to the beautiful strains of Lohengrin's wedding march played by Miss Virgilia Fox, the bridal party composed of Frank D. Mahoney, a brother of the bride and Joe Harrington as ushers, the groom attended by his brother, Alex G. Dana, and the bride accompanied by her sister, Miss Agnes Mahoney, entered the church and proceeded to the altar.
 During the offertory of the mass, Mrs. T. S. Arthur gave a beautiful rendition of Schubert's "Ave Maria."
Marked by Simplicity
     Marked with simplicity and beauty the wedding party presented a very pretty sight as it proceeded down the spacious aisle of St. Joseph's church.
     The bride was beautifully attired in a simple gown of white georgette crepe with a picture hat to match and carried a shower bouquet of roses and sweet peas. Her bridesmaid wore a pretty tricolette dress and a pink moire ribbon hat. She carried a hand bouquet of pink sweet peas.
     After the ceremony a breakfast was served at the Elk's club house for members of the immediate families of the bride and groom, covers being laid for about thirty guests.
     Following the breakfast Dr. and Mrs. Dana left on a motor trip to Minneapolis and other points of interest. They expect to be absent from the city for about ten days and upon their return will reside in an attractive new home which the groom recently erected at 46 Champion avenue, where they will be at home after October 1.
     Miss Margaret Mahoney of Milwaukee and Frank Mahoney of Birmingham, Alabama, an aunt and brother of the bride were present at the ceremony.
Prominent Young Couple
     The bride and groom of this morning are two of Fond du Lac's most prominent young people and carry with them in their new life sincere felicitations and best wishes of legions of friends and acquaintances.
     The bride is a dramatic reader of no little ability, and her work is well known throughout the state. She graduated from the local high school with the class of 1912 and following her graduation pursued an extensive course in elocution under prominent instructors in Milwaukee and Chicago. Miss Mahoney's appearances on the platform have been numerous. For many months she was prominent in lyceum work.
     The groom is one of the most prominent physicians in the city. He was graduated from Marquette university, Milwaukee, and, after completing his course in medicine at that institution, served an internship at St. Joseph's hospital at St. Paul.
     After completing his work at the latter place he came to this city and engaged in the practice of his profession. He enjoys one of the largest practices in the city.20
He witnessed the stillbirth of George John Krebs Jr.21

Dr. Arthur Charles Dana lived at 46 Champion Ave. in 1928 in Fond du Lac.22 He was a physician Physician in 1932 at Fond du Lac.23,24

Dr. Arthur Charles Dana died on 25 May 1936 at St. Agnes Hospital following an extended the removal of his gall bladder., Fond du Lac, at age 49.18,17,1,3,5
Dr. Arthur Dana's obituary was printed in the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter on 25 May 1936:
Dr. Arthur Dana Expires After Long Sickness; Former City Physician, War Veteran, Member of Pioneer Family, Dies
     Dr. Arthur C. Dana, 49, former city physician, who for many years was engaged in the practice of medicine in this city, died at 7:15 a.m. today at St. Agnes hospital after an extended illness. He had been in ill health for eight years.
     Born July 11, 1886, in this city, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George P. Dana, pioneer residents of the community, he received his elementary education in Fond du Lac and later entered medical school, graduating from Marquette university, Milwaukee, in 1911. After serving a year internship at St. Joseph's hospital in St. Paul, Minn., he returned to this city to engage in the practice of his profession. He was appointed city physician in 1921.
     When the World War was declared Dr. Dana enlisted in the medical corps and was the second physician in the city to be called into service. With a commission of lieutenant he left here in 1917 for Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, and later served at camp Grant in Illinois. After spending several months in New York Dr. Dana returned to this city to resume his practice which he continued until ill health intervened.
     On Aug. 28, 1919, at St. Joseph's church in this city, Dr. Dana was united in marriage to Miss Marguerite Mahoney, Fond du Lac. The couple resided for many years at 46 Champion avenue. Surviving are his widow, five brothers, Alex G., Paul J., George A. and Leo F. Dana of this city and Victor of Kenosha and a sister, Mrs. T.C. Downs of this city.
Prior to his illness, Dr. Dana was active in fraternal and medical organizations. He was a member of the Elks, the Knights of Columbus, Maj. A. M. Trier post, American Legion, Fond du Lac County Medical society, the Beavers and Catholic Knights of Wisconsin.
     Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday from the Downs residence, 85 Sheboygan street and at 9:30 a.m. from St. Mary's church. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.1

Dr. Arthur Charles Dana was buried at Calvary Cemetary, Section 5A, Row 16 on 27 May 1936 at Fond du Lac; First Dana Plot, American Legion Marker. Calvary cemetery records show a burial date of 25 May 1936.17,25,1,26,3

Citations

  1. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, 25 May 1936.
  2. [S178] Wisconsin Vital Records (published).
  3. [S312] Wisconsin Death Certificate.
  4. [S316] 1905 State census, Wisconsin, FHL Film #1020439-990.
  5. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.
  6. [S119] Church Record, Baptisms, Film # 1862866, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1866-1920.
  7. [S240] Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) County Directory, 1905.
  8. [S107] The Daily Commonwealth, 26 Jun 1907.
  9. [S186] Maurice McKenna.
  10. [S423] Robert Leo Dana, Birth Certificate 67 (1912-3).
  11. [S145] Fond du Lac County Register of Deeds.
  12. [S313] Fond du Lac Co Vital Records (published), Vol 1946-pg 136.
  13. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, 27 sep 1932.
  14. [S107] The Daily Commonwealth, 06 Dec 1915.
  15. [S145] Fond du Lac County Register of Deeds: Death Certificate.
  16. [S233] Richard Weber, "Weber FGS."
  17. [S49] Inscriptions of Calvary Cemetary, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, pp. 99.
  18. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, 12 Nov 1958.
  19. [S129] Fond du Lac Reporter, 27 Aug 1919.
  20. [S129] Fond du Lac Reporter, 27 Sep 1919.
  21. [S469] Daniel Land, "Email from Daniel Land," e-mail to Dana Kellerman, 30 May 2010.
  22. [S308] Fond du Lac Directory 1928.
  23. [S238] Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1932.
  24. [S314] Wisconsin Telephone Co., Fond du Lac Telephone Directory.
  25. [S60] Barbara Ricklefs, "Ricklefs, Barbara Correspondence", Dana Burial Plot Notes.
  26. [S84] Fond du Lac, headstone inscription, Archives of D.F. Kellerman, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Belle Dana1,2

F, b. circa 1872, d. after 1913
Reference=0024.A.6
     She was born circa 1872 at Eden, Erie County, New York.1,2 She was the daughter of Blasius Denig and Elizabeth Nolan.1,2

Belle Dana was also known as Bella.2

Belle Dana was also known as Denig.

Belle Dana married James H. Nye, son of Davis Nye and Harriet Lawrence.3 She lived in 1913 in Hamburg, Erie County, New York.

Belle Dana died after 1913.

Child of Belle Dana and James H. Nye

Citations

  1. [S67] Glenn Atwell, "Buffalo Area Research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman, 26 Jul 2001.
  2. [S71] 1865 Census, State, Eden, New York, Frame 149.
  3. [S399] "Frances Ann Nye Pedigree Chart", Ancestral File.

Brannon Sage Dana1

M, b. 18 May 2007
     He was born on 18 May 2007 at Boise, Ada County, Idaho.1 He is the son of Douglas Richard Dana.1

Citations

  1. [S448] Carol Dana Ghaffari, "Carol E-mail," e-mail to Dana Kellerman, 09 Jan 2007, Dana, Rich - 14 Jan 2008.

Carol Lou Dana

F, b. 27 August 1944
Reference=0003.5.1
     She was born on 27 August 1944 at Boise, Ada County, Idaho. She is the daughter of George William Dana and Doris (Pratt) Farnsworth.

Carol Lou Dana was at from Doris's first marriage.

Carol Lou Dana married Joe H. Ghaffari, son of Abolfazal Ghaffari and Maryam (?).

Children of Carol Lou Dana and Joe H. Ghaffari

Caroline Dana

F, b. May 1860, d. 1942
Reference=0012.7
     She was born in May 1860.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Jean Denig and Luise Rößler.

Caroline Dana witnessed the baptism of George Alfred Dana on 13 April 1879 at Fond du Lac.4

Caroline Dana was a clerk in 1880 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.5

As of 1880, Caroline Dana was also known as Carrie.5

Caroline Dana married John Guepe, son of John Guepe and Maria Beck, on 20 January 1886 at St. Mary's Catholic church, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The marriage was witnessed by Frank Macy Dana and Mary L. Dana.6,7,3

The following wedding announcement was printed in the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter on 22 Jan 1886:
Wedding Bells
     The marriage of Mr. John Gipp, of Dakota, and Miss Carrie Dana, of this city, took place at the St. Mary's church in Fond du Lac Wednesday, the Rev. Father Fessler officiating. Miss Mary Dana acted as bridesmaid and Frank Dana as groomsman. The church was filled with friends of the worthy young couple who gave a reception in the evening at the residence of the bride's father, John Dana, corner of Main and McWilliams streets. Mr. and Mrs. Gipp will probably start for their Dakota home, which is about twenty miles from Fargo, on Monday morning.
     It is rumored that Herman Pade will arrive here from Nebraska about the first of next month, and that another marriage will then take place which will give Mr. Pade a bride for companion on his return to his western home, and which event will take another popular lady clerk from a Fond du Lac store.8

As of 22 January 1886, Caroline Dana was also known as Carrie Gipp.8

Caroline Dana witnessed the death of Rose Dana on 16 January 1919 at 4:30 a.m. of nephritis, adema of the lungs, and heart insufficiency., Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.9,10

Caroline Dana died in 1942 at Fond du Lac.1,3

Caroline Dana was buried at Calvary Cemetary, Section 5B, Row 3 in 1942 at Fond du Lac.1,3

Citations

  1. [S49] Inscriptions of Calvary Cemetary, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, pp. 109.
  2. [S316] 1905 State census, Wisconsin, FHL Film #1020439-990.
  3. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.
  4. [S119] Church Record, Baptisms, Film # 1862866, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1866-1920.
  5. [S306] 1880 Census, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  6. [S122] Wisconsin Marr. Records, Pre 1907.
  7. [S119] Church Record, Marriages, Film # 1862866, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1866-1920.
  8. [S112] Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter, 22 Jan 1886.
  9. [S255] "An Evolving Family Tree for Carl Schurz", Ancestral File.
  10. [S337] MHS Death INdex, online http://people.mnhs.org/dci/REsults.cfm

Carrie Dana1,2

F, b. 1868, d. 1913
Reference=0024.A.5
     She was born in 1868 at Eden, Erie County, New York.1,2 She was the daughter of Blasius Denig and Elizabeth Nolan.1,2,3

Carrie Dana was also known as Denig.

Carrie Dana was also known as Clara.2,3

Carrie Dana lived in 1913 in Hamburg, Erie County, New York.3

Carrie Dana died in 1913.1

Carrie Dana was buried at St. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Dana Sisters lot in 1913 at Hamburg.1

Citations

  1. [S67] Glenn Atwell, "Buffalo Area Research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman, 26 Jul 2001.
  2. [S71] 1865 Census, State, Eden, New York, Frame 149.
  3. [S79] John W. Jordan, Genealogical and personal history of the Allegheny Valley, Pennsylvania.

Charles A. Dana

M, b. 22 March 1889, d. after 2 May 1947
Reference=0012.6.5
     He was born on 22 March 1889 at Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin.1,2,3,4 He was the son of William H. Dana and Josephine Kinney.

Charles A. Dana married Lydia Unferth (?), daughter of William Unferth and Catherine Buchner, on 14 September 1914.1,4

Charles A. Dana was a Baggageman at C&N Railroad in 1928 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.5

Charles A. Dana lived at 47 W. 9th between 1928 and 1932 in Fond du Lac.6,5,7 He worked at a filling station in 1932 at 184 South Hickory, Fond du Lac.6,7

Charles A. Dana lived on 2 May 1947 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.8

Charles A. Dana died after 2 May 1947.1

Charles A. Dana was buried at Calvary Cemetary, Section 5A, Row 26 on 22 October 1947 at Fond du Lac; Third Dana Family Burial Plot.1,9,4

Citations

  1. [S49] Inscriptions of Calvary Cemetary, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, pp. 107.
  2. [S178] Wisconsin Vital Records (published).
  3. [S316] 1905 State census, Wisconsin, FHL Film #1020439-990.
  4. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.
  5. [S308] Fond du Lac Directory 1928.
  6. [S238] Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1932.
  7. [S314] Wisconsin Telephone Co., Fond du Lac Telephone Directory.
  8. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, 2 May 1947.
  9. [S60] Barbara Ricklefs, "Ricklefs, Barbara Correspondence", Dana Burial Plot Notes.

Daniel Edward Dana

M, b. 22 January 1985
Reference=0003.5.4.1
     He was born on 22 January 1985. He is the son of Julia Dana.

David Dana

M, b. 1878, d. 6 July 1975
Reference=0012.6.1
     He was born in 1878. He was the son of William H. Dana and Josephine Kinney. He was born on 1 October 1891 at Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.1

David Dana married Hazel Ballard, daughter of William Ballard and Minnie Lang, on 26 September 1914.2,1

David Dana was a salesman in 1928 at Sandee Music Shop, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.3

David Dana lived at 414 S. Marr between 1928 and 1932 in Fond du Lac.4,3

David Dana lived at 47 W. 9th in 1932 in Fond du Lac.5

David Dana was an inspector in 1932 at Fond du Lac.4

David Dana lived on 2 May 1947 in Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin.6

David Dana died on 6 July 1975.1

David Dana was buried at Calvary Cemetery on 8 July 1975 at Fond du Lac; Section 15, row 2.2,7

Children of David Dana and Hazel Ballard

Citations

  1. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.
  2. [S307] Letter, Andy Chiello to Dana Kellerman, 10 Jun 2001.
  3. [S308] Fond du Lac Directory 1928.
  4. [S238] Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1932.
  5. [S314] Wisconsin Telephone Co., Fond du Lac Telephone Directory.
  6. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, 2 May 1947.
  7. [S84] Fond du Lac, headstone inscription, Archives of D.F. Kellerman, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

David Brownell Dana1

M, b. 4 October 1918
Reference=0012.6.1.1
     He was born on 4 October 1918.1 He is the son of David Dana and Hazel Ballard.1

Citations

  1. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.

David James Dana1

M, b. 15 July 1980, d. 15 July 1980
Reference=0003.4.2.2
     He was born on 15 July 1980 at Neenah, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, Died before birth.1,2 He was the son of Edward Walter Dana and Carol Jean Geelan.1

David James Dana died on 15 July 1980 at Neenah.1

David James Dana was buried at Calvary Cemetery on 15 July 1980 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.3

The following notice of the infant deaths of Vincent Edward and David James Dana, twin boys, appeared in The Reporter, Fond du Lac, on 18 July 1980:
     Vincent Edward and David James Dana, infant twin sons of Ned and Carol Geelen Dana of 209 Doty St., Waupun, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July15, 1980, at Theda Clark Regional Medical Center, Neenah. They died at birth.
     In addition to their parents, they are survived by their paternal grandfather, Edward W. Dana of Fond du Lac; and maternal grandparents, Vincent and Margaret Geelen Byron.
     Private funerals services are pending. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Fond du Lac. Zacherl Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Citations

  1. [S129] Fond du Lac Reporter, 18 Jul 1980.
  2. [S125] John N. Dana, "John N. Dana Correspondence."
  3. [S84] Fond du Lac, headstone inscription, Archives of D.F. Kellerman, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Donald Roman Dana

M, b. 17 November 1896, d. 17 January 1919
Reference=0012.5.4
     He was born on 17 November 1896 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, The Chiello research lists the birth year as 1895.1,2,3 He was the son of James T. Dana and Ella A. Riley. He worked as a Hospital Apprentice 1st Class. He served joined the navy medical corps after being rejected three times for being underweight. between 6 July 1918 and 17 January 1919 at Great Lakes, Illinois, United States.2

Donald Roman Dana died on 17 January 1919 at Great Lakes Naval Hospital, North Chicago, Lake County, Illinois, at age 22.1,2,4

Donald Dana's obituary was printed in the Daily Reporter as follows:
DONALD R. DANA DIES IN SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY
Highly Esteemed Young Man Expires From Pneumonia at the Great Lakes
HAD BEEN ILL SHORT TIME
     The death of Donald R. Dana, aged 23, son of James T. Dana, one of the city's best known and most highly esteemed young men, occurred at 4 o'clock this morning at the Great Lakes Naval Training station where he had been stationed as a member of hospital unit, No. 1 for the past several months.
     His untimely demise was caused by pleuro-pneumonia, which developed from an attack of the influenza. He was taken ill about ten days ago.
     Besides his father the deceased is survived by a brother, Dr. F. C. Dana of Chicago; and two sisters, Miss Nina Dana, a domestic science instructor in the public schools of St. Paul, and Miss Ruth Dana of this city.
Was Born Here.
     Donald Dana was born in this city November 17, 1896. He attended the local schools and was graduated from the high school with the class of 1916. Following his graduation from that institution he became an employee of the Dana and Worm Drug company, of which his father is president. He worked in the capacity of bookkeeper for that firm until leaving for service in the medical corps of the U.S. navy in July.
     Mr. Dana was one of the first young men of the city to make application for enlistment in the service of his country, but was rejected three times on account of being underweight. After a hard fight he succeeded in meeting the physical requirement for enlistment and was accepted in the navy.
Death Great Shock.
     When word of the young man's death was received in the city this morning it cast a shadow of sorrow over the entire community. Despite the fact that it was known to his many friends and relatives that he was in critical condition, and hopes for his recovery were doubtful, announcement of his death came as a great shock.
     Perhaps no other young man in the city was any more respected or better liked than Donald Dana. He counted his friends by the legions and was held in deep regard by each and every one of them. He was possessed of a sterling character.
     Mr. Dana was unusually active in social affairs of the city. He was one of the organizers of the old Bachelor club of this city, a prominent society of young men, and served as president of that organization from the time it was formed until it disbanded. He was also a prominent member of the Knights of Columbus, having held the office of lecturer in that organization. Members of his family, who were summoned to his bedside a few days ago, arrived in the city this afternoon.
     His body will be brought here for burial.2

Donald Dana's obituary was printed in the Daily Commonwealth as follows:
     BODY OF D. R. DANA AT FAMILY HOME
Arrived From Great Lakes, Ill., Where Death Occurred
LOSES IN BATTLE FOR LIFE
Every Effort Brough Into Play to Save His Life Without Avail.
     The body of Donald R. Dana, son of James T. Dana, reached Fond du Lac at 1 o'clock this morning via the North Western from Great Lakes, Ill., where death occurred yesterday, and is now at the family home.
     J. T. Dana, father of the young man; Dr. F. C. Dana, a brother, and the Misses Nina and Ruth Dana, sisters, have returned from Great Lakes, where they were called when Don's condition became critical. According to a member of the family, the young man had been ill eleven days, having suffered with influenza, following which he developed pneumonia. Despite the fact that every effort was made to save his life including a desperate battle on the part of the jackie himself, he was not strong enough to stand up under the ravages of the disease. He remained in a concious condition up to within a half hour before death occurred.
     The family is prostrated by the shock. Fred Worm and Robert Lange, both of whom are stationed at Great Lakes, will arrive today and remain for the funeral which will be held at 9 o'clock Monday morning from St. Joseph's Church. Rev. J. J. Collins will officiate and interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.5

Donald Dana's obituary was printed in The Daily Reporter as follows:
BODY LYING IN STATE AT HOME
Funeral of Donald R. Dana, Who Died at Great Lakes, Will Be Held Monday.
     The body of Donald R. Dana, son of James T. Dana, and a most highly esteemed young man of this city, who died early Thursday morning from pneumonia at the Great Lakes Naval Training station, where he was stationed as a member of hospital unit No. 1, arrived here at 6:30 o'clock this morning over the North Western road.
     The body was taken to the Hardgrove and Gordon undertaking parlor and later removed to the Dana residence, 90 West First street, where it will lie in state until the hour of the funeral, which will be Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the residence and at 9 from St. Joseph's church, of which the young man was a devout member.
     The Rev. J. J. Collins, pastor of the church, will officiate, and the body will be laid at rest in the family lot of Calvary cemetery.2

Donald Dana's obituary was printed in the Daily Commonwealthas follows:
DONALD R. DANA IS LAID AT REST
Requiem Mass Sung at 9 O'Clock This Morning
FLORAL TRIBUTE IS LARGE
Six Jackies Act As Bearers - Knights of Columbus Attend in a Body
     Fond du Lac again bowed in sorrow today when another Fond du Lac youth, Donald R. Dana, who died while serving the colors in the navy, was laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery. From the time the body of the young man arrived Saturday at the Dana residence on E. First street, throngs of people called to pay their last tribute to a lad who had tried determinedly to gain entry to the service.
     A requiem mass was sung at 9 o'clock by Rev. J. A. Crowe, a cousin of the deceased, assisted by Father J. J. Collins and Rev. G. Kosterman. Thier services were most impressive and the church was filled to overflowing. The floral tribute was one of the largest ever witnessed in Fond du Lac. It included set designs, baskets, blankets, pillows and bouquets.
K. of C.'s Attend
Attending the body from the residence to the church today was a goodly representation of the Knights of Columbus, of which the deceased was a member. Attired in naval uniform six jackies bore the young sailor to his final resting place. They were Archie Strohmer and John P. McGalloway, Sylvester Yantz, Robert Lange, Carl Schroeder and Fred Worm, all of whom were stationed at Great Lakes, Ill., and all of whom were intimate friends of the deceased.
Father Collins Speaks.
     During the course of his sermon, Father Collins translated into English the mass as it was read in Latin. Upon the conclusion of the translation he paid a beautiful tribute to Donald Dana. In part Father Collins said, "In a spirit of Christian faith he departed from this world into that other world, cherishing the ideals for which God sent him here. He has severed connections with his immortal soul. The body will repose in the earth but the soul will, according to the teachings of Holy Church, go on to the reward which I believe that this young man deserves. True, he has been called early to lay down his life in sacrifice but we should all be prepared to sacrifice. Christ sacrificed his life, believing that sacrifice was necessary. We should ever bear in mind that this life is full of sacrifices and true happiness in life lies in the belief that the immortal soul will be consecrated to God forever. He has been parted from his earthly father but there is consolation in the fact that he will be reunited with his earthly mother. He has ever held high ideals and lived up to them. It is now that he will reap his reward."
     Those from away who attended the funeral were: Rev. John A. Crowe and Mrs. Jennie Dwyer, Pinkney, Mich; Peter Cable, Detroit, Mich; Joseph Hoeffel, Green Bay; J. Wall, Oshkosh; Austin Hawes and daughter, Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Shortt and Mrs. Bergen, Fox Lake; James Russell, Marquette, Mich; Harry Hierl, Fort Dodge, Ia; Miss Nuna Callahan, Kenosha; Miss Winifred Sullivan, Madison; Joseph Hoeffel, Green Bay and Mrs. Fred Worm, Milwaukee.5 Funeral services were held on 20 January 1919 at Fond du Lac; Donald Dana's funeral was detailed in the Daily Reporter as follows:
LAST RITES FOR DONALD R. DANA
Funeral of Highly Respected Young Man Held from St. Joseph's Church
MANY ATTEND SERVICES
     Borne to its last resting place by six sailors, the body of Donald R. Dana, son of James T. Dana, one of Fond du Lac's most prominent and highly esteemed young men, who died Thursday morning at the Great Lakes Naval Training station, where he was a member of hospital unit, No. 1, was interred this morning in the family lot at Calvary cemetery.
     The funeral was held at 8:30 o'clock from the family residence, 90 West First street, and at 9 from St. Joseph's church, where a requiem high mass was sung with the Rev. John Crow of Pickney, Mich., a cousin of the deceased, acting as celebrant, the Rev. J. J. collins, pastor of the church, deacon, and the Rev. G. Kosterman, assistant of the church, as well.
     The pallbearers were Robert Lang, John P. McGalloway, Fred Worm, Sylvester Yantz, Carl Schroeder, and Arch Stroehmer, all of whom with the exception of Mr. McGalloway, who was recently discharged from service, are stationed at the Great Lakes.5,6
     

Donald Roman Dana was buried at Calvary Cemetary, Section 5A, Row 18 in January 1919 at Fond du Lac; Naval Insignia on marker.1 He served an unknown place in January 1999. Gold Star List.7 He was National Personal Records on 18 June 2007.8

Citations

  1. [S49] Inscriptions of Calvary Cemetary, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, pp. 102.
  2. [S69] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter.
  3. [S316] 1905 State census, Wisconsin, FHL Film #1020439-990.
  4. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.
  5. [S14] Fond du Lac Commonwealth.
  6. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter.
  7. [S481] WSGS, Jan 1999.
  8. [S482] "Unknown short record title."

Dorothy Estelle Dana

F, b. 4 November 1942
Reference=0003.3.1
     She was born on 4 November 1942. She is the daughter of Robert Leo Dana and Margaret Helen Batty. She was educated at an unknown place in an unknown place . The following is taken from a letter written by Dorothy Dana's son, Robert Catalano:
     Ms. Dana is a graduate of Western Michigan University (B.S. 1966) and Golden Gate University (J.D. 1982). She has a Master's Degree in Education from the Unversity of Rochester (Ed.M. 1971).

Dorothy Estelle Dana married Arthur Catalano. She an unknown place The following letter was written by Dorothy's son, Robert Catalano:
     Dorothy Dana has served as a University Counsel since 1988. Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, Ms. Dana advised and served as the Compliance Officer of the Institutional Trust Services Division of the Bank of America in San Francisco. Her legal area of practice at the University is employee benefits, specifically the retirement plans and the health and welfare plans. Ms. Dana is past president and has served for six years on the executive board of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys. She is a member of the CalaPERS Attorney Round Table and the Stanford Institutional Investors Forum. Ms. Dana is a graduate of Western Michigan University (B.S. 1966) and Golden Gate University (J.D. 1982). She has a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Rochester (Ed.M. 1971).1

Child of Dorothy Estelle Dana and Arthur Catalano

Citations

  1. [S398] Letter, Robert Catalano to Dana Kellerman.

Douglas Richard Dana1

M, b. 20 December 1972
     He was born on 20 December 1972 at Boise, Ada County, Idaho.1 He is the son of Rich Dana and Druscilla Rae Hall.1

Child of Douglas Richard Dana

Citations

  1. [S448] Carol Dana Ghaffari, "Carol E-mail," e-mail to Dana Kellerman, 09 Jan 2007, Dana, Rich - 14 Jan 2008.

Edward Walter Dana

M, b. 24 July 1914, d. 2 December 1983
Reference=0003.4
     He was born on 24 July 1914 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, St. Mary's Church has the birthdate as 30 July 1914 but this is incorrect.1,2,3,4,5,6,7 He was the son of Leo Frederic Dana and Matilda Ursula Weber.2

Edward Walter Dana was baptized on 9 August 1914 at St. Mary's Church, Fond du Lac. The baptism was witnessed by Dr. Walter Edward Dana Mary Weber also witnessed the baptism. It is unclear who she is.8 He lived at 85 E. Johnson in 1932 in Fond du Lac.9 He was graduated in 1933 at Fond du Lac High School, Fond du Lac.

Edward Walter Dana witnessed the marriage of Clarence Francis (Frank) Kellerman and Margaret Matilda Dana on 21 August 1934 at Fond du Lac.10,7,11

Edward Walter Dana was educated at Marquette University before 30 March 1940 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.12

Edward Walter Dana was employed at the Dana Insurance Agency and was Vice president of the Fond du Lac Insurance Co before 30 March 1940 at Fond du Lac.1,12

Edward Walter Dana married June Catherine Nolan, daughter of Walter Edward Nolan and Nelle B. Burchhill, on 30 March 1940 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac.12,13,1,2,14,15

The following Wedding Announcement was printed in The Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter on 30 Mar 1940:
     "Marriage is Read For Edward Dana, Miss June Nolan
---
Nuptial Mass is Solemnized This Morning at St. Patrick's Church
     
Given in marriage by her father, Miss June Catherine Nolan, 135 Hoyt Street, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Nolan, became the bride of Edward W. Dana, 85 East Johnson Street, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo F. Dana, in a ceremony read at 10 a.m. today at St. Patrick's Church by the Rev. S. J. Dowling. Easter lilies, carnations and maiden hair fern decorated the chancel for this service. Nuptial marches were played by the organist, Miss Lucine Marcoux. Royal McLain sang the mass and Earl Joseph rendered Gounod's "Ave Maria" during the offertory.
     Dresden white mousseline de sole fashioned with a fitted bodice, long sleeves and a full skirt that ended in a slight train comprised the gown worn by the bride. Her full length veil was held with a coronet of seed pearls and she carried a sheaf of white roses and a white prayerbook and handkerchief that had been carried by her mother on her first communion day and wedding day. She wore also a pearl necklace, a gift from the groom.
     Miss Jane Marshall, the maid of honor, attired in a mauve organza gown, and the Misses Bernadine Burchill of Tracy, Minn., and Miss Patricia Burchill of St. Paul, Minn., the bridesmaids, wearing Grecian rose organza frocks, carried colonial bouquets and wore small hats of natural flowers. Their costumes were completed with gold necklaces and gold crosses, gifts from the bride.
     George Dana served as best man and Phillip Burchill of this city and Mr. Robert Dana of Madison were the groomsmen. Ushers were Raymond Ricklefs of this city and Frank Kellerman of Watertown.
     Breakfast was served following the ceremony at Mrs. Groll's Coffee shoppe where 45 guests were entertained.
     After a honeymoon trip Mr. and Mrs. Dana will be at home at 113 West Division street. For travel the bride selected the fur trimmed blue suit and blue accessories.
     The bride is a graduate of St. Agnes Hospital School of Nursing and Mr. Dana, who attended Marquette University, is the vice president of the Fond du Lac Insurance company.
     Guests at the wedding included J. A. Burchill of Tracy, Minn., William Nolan, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Monihan and Mrs. Thomas Nolan of Janesville, Miss Eleanor Weber of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kellerman and son, Dana, of Watertown, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Weber, of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Burton of Port Washington, Florian Weber and Miss Margaret June Burchill of Oshkosh, Miss Marie Niesen of Racine, and George Nolan of Janesville.16

Edward Walter Dana lived at 113 West Division street after 30 March 1940 in Fond du Lac.12

Edward Walter Dana lived at 542 Greenwood in 1944 in Fond du Lac.17

Edward Walter Dana was secretary-treasurer at Fond du Lac Insurance Company before 30 September 1944 at Fond du Lac.17

Edward Walter Dana served in the US Army during World War II. between 30 September 1944 and 14 January 1945; He was wwarded the rank of private, as well as the Service Lapel Button and the World War II Victory Medal.18

Edward Walter Dana witnessed the marriage of George William Dana and Doris (Pratt) Farnsworth on 29 December 1945 at St. Mary's Church, Fond du Lac.19,7,20

Edward Walter Dana witnessed the burial of Lawrence E. Dana on 9 February 1949 at Calvary cemetery, Fond du Lac.21,22

Edward Walter Dana eventually owned and operated the Dana Insurance Agency for many years at Fond du Lac.23

Edward Walter Dana lived at 542 Greenwood Ave. in 1953 in Fond du Lac.23

Edward Walter Dana died on 2 December 1983 at Fond du Lac at age 69.1,2,14

Edward Dana's obituary appeared in an unknown newspaper after 02 Dec 1983:
Edward W. Dana
     FOND DU LAC - Word has been received of the death of Edward W. Dana of Fond du Lac, who died Friday at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac following a heart attack.
     Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Zacherl Funeral Home, Fond du Lac and at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Fond du Lac. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Fond du Lac.
     Dana owned and operated the Dana Insurance Agency for many years.
     He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. David (Mary Ellen) Clement of Fond du Lac, two sons, John of Fond du Lac and Ned (Carol) of Waupun, two sisters, Mrs. Frank C. Kellerman of Watertown, and Mrs. Ray Ricklefs of Fond du Lac; one brother, George of Richland, Wash; and three grandchildren.
     He was preceeded in death by his wife in 1969.

The following obituary appeared in The Reporter, Fond du Lac, on 4 Dec 1983:
Edward Dana Sr.
     Visitation for Edward W. Dana, Sr., 69, of 542 Greenwood St., is from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Zacherl Funeral Home.
     Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral Home, and at 11 a.m. from St. Mary's Catholic Church, with the Revs. John Simon and Don Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
     Mr. Dana died Friday, Dec. 2, 1983, at St. Agnes Hospital.
     He was born July 24, 1914, in Fond du Lac, a son of Leo and Matilda Weber Dana. He graduated from Goodrich High School, and married June Nolan on March 30, 1940, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
     He was employed at Dana Insurance Agency since 1934. Mr. Dana served as secretary of the Fond du Lac Board of Insurance Underwriters for 25 years, was a member of the state and national WIAA Insurance Association and the PIA Association of Insurance Agents. He also was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and belonged to its Holy Name Society.
     Mr. Dana was a life member of both the Elks BPOE 57 and Knights of Columbus, where he was an officer in the 4th Degree for sic years. He was a member of the American Legion and served in the U.S. Army in World War II.
     Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. David (Mary Ellen) Clement of Fond du Lac: two sons, Edward, Jr., of Waupun and John of Fond du Lac; two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Kellerman of Watertown and Mrs. Ray (Mary) Ricklefs of Fond du Lac; one brother, George of Richland Wash; and three grandchildren.
     He was proceeded in death by his wife in 1969, a brother and two grandsons.24

Edward Walter Dana was buried at Funeral Services held at 10:30 am at Zacherl Funeral Home, follwed by burial in Calvary Cemetery. on 6 December 1983 at Fond du Lac.1,2

Children of Edward Walter Dana and June Catherine Nolan

Citations

  1. [S129] Fond du Lac Reporter, 4 Dec 1983.
  2. [S125] John N. Dana, "John N. Dana Correspondence."
  3. [S145] Fond du Lac County Register of Deeds.
  4. [S119] Church Record, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1866-1920.
  5. [S307] Letter, Andy Chiello to Dana Kellerman, 10 Jun 2001.
  6. [S313] Fond du Lac Co Vital Records (published), Vol 1940 - pg 77.
  7. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.
  8. [S119] Church Record, Baptisms, Film # 1862866, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1866-1920.
  9. [S238] Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1932.
  10. [S68] Watertown Daily Times, 31 Aug 1934.
  11. [S425] Marriage Certificate.
  12. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, 30 Mar 1940.
  13. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, 29 Oct 1969.
  14. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman, taken from the Social Security Death Index.
  15. [S424] Certificate of Marriage.
  16. [S14] Fond du Lac Commonwealth, 30 Mar 1940.
  17. [S239] Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1944.
  18. [S219] "Army Service Record."
  19. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, 29 Dec 1945.
  20. [S426] Marriage Cert: There are two certificates, an original and a corrected one, the original incorrectly names "Pheobe Lanners" as the mother when she is really the grandmother.
  21. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, 10 Feb 1949.
  22. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, 7 Feb 1949.
  23. [S241] Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1953-54.
  24. [S129] Fond du Lac Reporter, 4 December 1983.

Edward Walter Dana

M, b. 11 May 1946
Reference=0003.4.2
     He was born on 11 May 1946 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.1 He is the son of Edward Walter Dana and June Catherine Nolan.1

Edward Walter Dana was baptized on 3 June 1946 at St. Mary's Church, Fond du Lac.1

Edward Walter Dana also went by the name of Ned.1 He electric motor repair.1

Edward Walter Dana married Carol Jean Geelan, daughter of G. Vincent Geelan and Margaret Kelly, on 30 June 1978.1 He lived in Waupun, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.2 He witnessed the burial of Margaret Matilda Dana on 7 February 2005 at St. Henry's Catholic Church, Watertown; Celebrant was Fr. Bernard Rott.3

Children of Edward Walter Dana and Carol Jean Geelan

Citations

  1. [S125] John N. Dana, "John N. Dana Correspondence."
  2. [S129] Fond du Lac Reporter, 4 Dec 1983.
  3. [S137] Prayer card, Margaret Kellerman.
  4. [S129] Fond du Lac Reporter, 18 Jul 1980.

Elizabeth Dana

F, b. 13 April 1881, d. after 9 May 1918
Reference=0012.3.1
     She was born on 13 April 1881 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.1,2 She was the daughter of John L. Dana and Elizabeth Riley.3 She lived in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.4

Elizabeth Dana was also known as Bessie. She Teacher in 1905 at Fond du Lac.5 She lived in 1905 in Fond du Lac.5 She taught art teacher in Ohio on 30 April 1912.3

Elizabeth Dana married Peter Korbel, son of Adam Korbel and Mary Deitrich, on 25 June 1913 at Fond du Lac.2

Elizabeth Dana married an unknown person before 9 May 1918.4

Elizabeth Dana died after 9 May 1918 at Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.4,2

Citations

  1. [S316] 1905 State census, Wisconsin, FHL Film #1020439-990.
  2. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.
  3. [S107] The Daily Commonwealth, 30 Apr 1912.
  4. [S129] Fond du Lac Reporter, 9 May 1918, p. 5, film # 36440.
  5. [S240] Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) County Directory, 1905.

Elizabeth Dana

F, b. 1859, d. 1929
Reference=0024.A.1
     She was born in 1859 at Erie Co., New York.1 She was the daughter of Blasius Denig and Elizabeth Nolan.2,1,3

Elizabeth Dana was also known as Denig.2

Elizabeth Dana married Joseph Hellrigel.1

Elizabeth Dana lived in 1913 in Hamburg, Erie County, New York.

Elizabeth Dana and Joseph Hellrigel lived at E. Main Street in 1917 in Hamburg, Erie County, New York.1

Elizabeth Dana died in 1929.

Elizabeth Dana was buried at Peter and Paul Cemetery after 1929 at Hamburg, New York; She is buried in the Dana sisters' lot.

Citations

  1. [S67] Glenn Atwell, "Buffalo Area Research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman, 26 Jul 2001.
  2. [S71] 1865 Census, State, Eden, New York, Frame 149.
  3. [S79] John W. Jordan, Genealogical and personal history of the Allegheny Valley, Pennsylvania.

Frank Macy Dana1

M, b. 12 December 1853, d. 13 October 1909
Reference=0012.4
     He was born on 9 October 1853 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.1 He was born on 12 December 1853 at Fond du Lac The 1905 Wisconsin census lists him as being 52 years old, indicating a birthdate of 1852 or 1853.2,3,4 He was the son of Jean Denig and Luise Rößler. He Bookkeeper in 1880 at Fond du Lac.3

Frank Macy Dana witnessed the marriage of John Guepe and Caroline Dana on 20 January 1886 at St. Mary's Catholic church, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.5,6,1

Frank Macy Dana was buried at Calvary Cemetary, Section 3, Row 18 in 1909 at Fond du Lac.2

Frank Macy Dana died on 13 October 1909 at age 55.2,1

Citations

  1. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.
  2. [S49] Inscriptions of Calvary Cemetary, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, pp. 41a.
  3. [S306] 1880 Census, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  4. [S316] 1905 State census, Wisconsin, FHL Film #1020439-990.
  5. [S122] Wisconsin Marr. Records, Pre 1907.
  6. [S119] Church Record, Marriages, Film # 1862866, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1866-1920.

Dr. Frederick C. Dana1

M, b. 1887, d. 16 January 1934
Reference=0012.5.2
     He was born on 24 November 1886 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.1 He was born in 1887.2,3 He was the son of James T. Dana and Ella A. Riley. He lived at Student in 1905 in Fond du Lac.4 He lived in 1932 in Fond du Lac.5

Dr. Frederick C. Dana was buried at Calvary Cemetary, Section 5A, Row 18 in 1934 at Fond du Lac.2

Dr. Frederick C. Dana died on 16 January 1934.2,1

Citations

  1. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.
  2. [S49] Inscriptions of Calvary Cemetary, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, pp. 102.
  3. [S316] 1905 State census, Wisconsin, FHL Film #1020439-990.
  4. [S240] Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) County Directory, 1905.
  5. [S238] Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1932.

Genevieve Dana

F, b. 21 November 1885, d. 19 June 1913
Reference=0012.3.2
     She was born on 21 November 1885 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.1,2,3 She was the daughter of John L. Dana and Elizabeth Riley.4

Genevieve Dana married Rollin Barrett.3 She lived at Student in 1905 in Fond du Lac.5

Mrs. Dana Has Sudden Summons; Her Illness of Only Three Weeks Duration; Too Weak for an Operation; Effort was Made to Have Specialist Operate, But Death Interrupts Plans
Genevieve Lanners Dana, wife of George P. Dana, died at 10:30 o'clock this morning following an illness of three weeks' duration and over which no apprehension was felt until Wednesday. Arrangements were then made with Dr. F. S. Witte, a Milwaukee specialist, for an operation to be performed this morning. Mrs. Dana was accordingly removed to the hospital at 9:30 o'clock but on reaching the hospital it was apparent that she was too weak to undergo the ordeal. Dr. Witte had arrived a half hour before she died. The operation was planned to relieve an attack of gall stones.
Mrs. Dana's death coming so suddenly is a great shock to her many friends and to members of her family. Her death marks the passing of a loving mother and devoted wife. She was born May 10, 1858, at Theresa, Dodge County, but moved to Fond du Lac when a young girl. She was united in marriage to George P. Dana May 19, 1874. Surviving she leaves her husband, five sons, Alexander G., Paul J., George A., Dr. Arthur C., and Victor and one daughter Mrs. T. C. Downs, all of this city. She is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Julia Walters, Fond du Lac; Mrs. R. E. Meunchow, Isle of Pinos; and Mrs. George Krebs, of Waupun. She was a member of St. Mary's court, W. C. (unreadable) Mary's church. Friends are especially requested to omit flowers.
Arrangements for the funeral have not been made.6

Genevieve Dana married an unknown person before 9 May 1918 at Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.7

Citations

  1. [S178] Wisconsin Vital Records (published).
  2. [S316] 1905 State census, Wisconsin, FHL Film #1020439-990.
  3. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.
  4. [S107] The Daily Commonwealth, 30 Apr 1912.
  5. [S240] Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) County Directory, 1905.
  6. [S107] The Daily Commonwealth, 19 Jun 1913.
  7. [S129] Fond du Lac Reporter, 9 May 1918, p. 5, film # 36440.

George Alfred Dana

M, b. 29 March 1879, d. 14 January 1939
Reference=0006.4
     He was born on 29 March 1879 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.1,2,3,4,5

George Alfred Dana was also known as George Arthur.6 He was the son of George P. Dana and Genevieve Phoebe Lanners.

George Alfred Dana was baptized on 13 April 1879 at Fond du Lac. The baptism was witnessed by John L. Dana and Caroline Dana.7 His baptism name was Alfred. He cashier in 1905 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.8 He lived in 1905 in Fond du Lac.8

George Alfred Dana married Mary Agnes Boyle on 10 October 1905 at St. Patrick's church, Ripon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.2,9,5 He lived at 136 Sheboygan between 1906 and 1939 in Fond du Lac; This home is listed on both the Wisconsin and the National Registers of Historic places. It is a Craftsman or Bungalow brick home built in 1906.2,10,11,12,13 He witnessed the baptism of Mary Eleanor Dana on 22 January 1911 at Saint Mary's Church, Fond du Lac.14,15 He witnessed the death of George P. Dana on 15 February 1923 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; Died at Sacred Heart Sanitarium, treated for rheumatism and died soon after of Pneumonia.16,17,5

George Alfred Dana died on 14 January 1939 at Died after a two week illness, Fond du Lac, at age 59.2,1


George A. Dana's obituary was printed in the Fond du Lac Reporter on 16 Jan 1939:
George A. Dana Expires After a Brief Illness; Funeral of Lifelong Resident of City To Be Held From St. Joseph's
     George A. Dana, 59, lifelong resident of the city and former furniture dealer, died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday after two weeks illness. Born March 29, 1879, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George P. Dana, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Agnes Boyle of this city Oct. 10, 1905, the ceremony having been performed in St. Patrick's church by the late Rev. J. J. Keenan.
     Mr. Dana, who was associated with the former Globe Furniture company at Division and Main streets, which in 1927 was sold to Kremer Brothers, was widely known throughout the community and had a large circle of friends. He was a member of the Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus and of Fond du Lac Lodge 57, B.P.O. Elks.
     Surviving are his widow; four brothers, Alex G., Paul J. and Leo F. of this city and Victor H. of Kenosha and a sister, Mrs. Thomas C. Downs of Milwaukee, until recently a resident of this city. Two brothers, Drs. Arthur C. Dana and Walter E. Dana of this city preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from the residence, 136 Sheboygan street, and at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph's church. The Rev. Henry G. Riordan, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.2

George Alfred Dana was buried at Calvary Cemetary, Section 2, Row VII on 17 January 1939 at Fond du Lac.1,2,18,19

Citations

  1. [S49] Inscriptions of Calvary Cemetary, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, pp. 8.
  2. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, 16 Jan 1939.
  3. [S178] Wisconsin Vital Records (published).
  4. [S316] 1905 State census, Wisconsin, FHL Film #1020439-990.
  5. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.
  6. [S306] 1880 Census, Chicago, Illinois, USA, George P. Dana Household.
  7. [S119] Church Record, Baptisms, Film # 1862866, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1866-1920.
  8. [S240] Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) County Directory, 1905.
  9. [S186] Maurice McKenna.
  10. [S199] Land Record, Register #02000148.
  11. [S238] Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1932.
  12. [S308] Fond du Lac Directory 1928.
  13. [S314] Wisconsin Telephone Co., Fond du Lac Telephone Directory.
  14. [S63] James Edward (239) Ricklefs, "Ricklefs Family Group Sheet."
  15. [S119] Church Record, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1866-1920.
  16. [S49] Inscriptions of Calvary Cemetary, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, pp. 110.
  17. [S107] The Daily Commonwealth, 16 Feb 1923.
  18. [S84] Fond du Lac, headstone inscription, Archives of D.F. Kellerman, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  19. [S49] Inscriptions of Calvary Cemetary, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

George P. Dana

M, b. 25 November 1849, d. 15 February 1923
Reference=0012.0
     He was born on 25 November 1849 at Empire, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Baptismal record might say born 29 Nov 1849. The 1905 Wisconsin census gives George's age as 54, indicating a birthdate of 1850 or 1851.1,2,3,4,5,6

George P. Dana was baptized at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Mt. Calvary, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. He was the son of Jean Denig and Luise Rößler. His baptism name was Peter George Dennig. He lived at moved to Fond du Lac in 1856 in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.3 He He has worked as a fireman. in 1865 at Fond du Lac.4

George P. Dana married Genevieve Phoebe Lanners, daughter of Charles Lanners and Anna Marie Husting, on 19 May 1874 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. The marriage was witnessed by Cathérine Lanners and John L. Dana. The Registration of Marriage for George Dana and Genevieve Lanners shows Carolina Lanners listed as a witness instead of Cathérine Lanners and John Dana.

Church record incorrectly lists bride as Johanna Lanners, but this is obviously incorrect.3,7,8,6,9 He First Asst. Fire Marshal between 1877 and 1879 at Fond du Lac.4

The following biography was printed in the History of Fond du Lac, 1880:
     George P. Dana was born in the town of Empire, Fond du Lac County, Nov. 25, 1849; came to city of Fond du Lac when 6 years old, and attended school, with the exception of working six months at the jeweler's trade, until 14 years of age; after that, he clerked one year for N.L. Bullis, in a grocery store, and then began, in 1865, the business of a gunsmith with T.S. Weeks, which he has followed ever since; in 1877, he was appointed First Assistance Fire Marshal; was appointed Chief in 1878, and re-appointed in 1879, and has been a fireman fifteen years. Mr. D. was married at Fond du Lac, May 19, 1874, to Phoebe Lanners; they have four children--Alexander G., Paul J., Leona J., and George A; he is a member of St. Michael's Society, and is President of the Firemen's Mutual Aid Society.4 He appeared on the census of 1880 at Fond Du Lac, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin; He was born in Empire, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.10 He Gunsmith in 1880 at Fond du Lac.11,12

George P. Dana and Mary Estelle Lanners lived in 1880 in Fond du Lac; Estella Lanners was living with the Danas in 1880, and her ocupation is listed in the census as home help.11 He witnessed the baptism of George Schneidler on 15 October 1882 at St. Mary's Catholic church, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; His baptismal name is listed as George Walter Richard. The baptism was witnessed by George P. Dana and Mary Louisa Dana.13 He witnessed the naturalization of Jean Pierre Husting on 25 April 1893 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin; John Fitzgerald served as alongside George P. Dana as a character witness. On this date both the Declaration of Intention and the Petition for Admission to Citizenship were signed.14 He witnessed the baptism of Roman Otto Weber on 13 August 1893 at St. Mary's Church, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.15 He was New Tag The following article appeared in the Fond du Lac Commonwealth on 12 Nov 2002, page B7:
Trains helped hold down FdL County welfare rolls
A century ago this week, Fond du Lac was taking a thrifty - if not terribly humane - approach toward the unemployed homeless: it bought them one-way tickets out of town.
     The Nov. 4, 1902, Fond du Lac Commonwealth reported, "Inquiry to various offices throughout the country revealed but a few families who are wholly dependent upon the county poor appropriation. Conditions in this line are, according to the reports of the commisioners, gradually growing better, and where a few years ago the county funds were quite insufficient for the purpose, balances now grace the reports of the comissioners.
     "In this city the county depending poor are in charge of Geo. P. Dana. At the present time, there is but one permanent charge upon the county, and that but a nominal one. Similar reports are given by other town comissioners (in Fond du Lac County), which shows business in that line to be somewhat lax this year. Mr. Dana states that the greatest expense that have to contend with is to prevent transient poor from locating in this city and becoming a permanent charge to the county. There are great number of this class who apply for aid from the county poor commissioner, stating that they will be dependent but a short time, and that they knew Fond du Lac was booming and came here for work.
     "By rough experience, it has been found that, there is a class who make business of this standing the poor commissioner off." They will live upon one until he learns of the game and then they will move to repeat their performances with some other commissioner in another town. In some cases, however, people get stranded, and a little help from the county would perhaps set them aright. At times such has been the case in this citym but according to Mr. Dana, the county prefers not to take chances (but instead of) help the transient poor to reach their destination. Many men make application for help of the transient variety, who have families. They have just arrived in the city, on their way to perhaps some city out of the state. Their fare was paid this far by some other county poor commissioner. When they reach here and make their application for aid, they are asked if they are on the way to a particular place, and if so, Fond du Lac County purchases thier railroad fare, and prevents them from locating here and becoming an expense to the county.
     "This year ... the poor commissioners will be able to render a commendable report for that portion of the county's expense." on 17 November 1902.16 He lived in 1905 in Fond du Lac.17 He Hardware, stoves, etc. in 1905 at Fond du Lac.17 He witnessed the naturalization of Michael Normile on 31 August 1906; This is the date of his declaration of intent.18 He wasCounty Sheriff from 1907 to 1909 at Fond du Lac.3,12

George P. Dana witnessed the marriage of Thomas C. Downs and Leona Julia Dana on 26 June 1907 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.19,20,6

George P. Dana was president of the Dana Agency in 1932
From the Defunct Wisconsin Companies Series 356:
THE DANA AGENCY, INC. File #964

The Company was formed 20 Dec 1919, with the purpose of selling insurance policies and fidelity and surety bonds. The officers were Alex G. Dana of 25 E. Cotton; Geo. P. Dana, 76 E. Johnson; and Leo F. Dana, 85 E. Johnson. Paul J. Dana, no address given, was an officer from 1924 to 1934. The company after raising the amount of stock they carried several times became bankrupt about 1934.21

George P. Dana died on 15 February 1923 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, at age 73; Died at Sacred Heart Sanitarium, treated for rheumatism and died soon after of Pneumonia.1,3,6

George P. Dana's obituary was printed in The Daily Commonwealth, Fond du Lac, on 16 Feb 1923:
George P. Dana, Pioneer Business Man and Once Sheriff, is Dead Following Attack of Pneumonia; Served County in the Capacity of Sheriff; Was a Progressive Citizens
     George P. Dana, one of Fond du Lac's oldest and most respected citizens died suddenly yesterday afternoon at the Sacred Heart Sanitarium in Milwaukee after a short illness with pneumonia. Mr. Dana passed away at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, George A. Dana and Alex G. Dana of this city being present at the bedside of their father when he expired.
Mr. Dana's death was a shock to his many friends in this city. He had been taken to the sanitarium on Feb. 5 to receive treatment for rheumatism and it was only within the last few days that he developed pneumonia which resulted in his death. He was 73 years of age and had resided in the city of Fond du Lac for 67 years.
     The body arrived in this city shortly after 1 o'clock this afternoon and was taken to the family residence at 76 East Johnson street. The funeral will be held Monday morning from the residence and from St. Mary's Catholic church where a requiem mass will be celebrated by Rev. Chas. Stehling. Other funeral arrangements will ne announced later. Friends are requested to kindly omit flower.
A Staunch Democrat
     Mr. Dana was a staunch democrat and was active in county and state politics for a great many years. He served as sheriff of Fond du Lac from 1907 until 1909 and was county purchasing agent for fifteen years from 1890 until 1905. He was one of the founders of the Fond du Lac county fair association and was active in the planning of Lakeside Park. He is said to have originated the plan for beautifying the lake shore where the present park now stands. He took an active interest in civic affairs and was always ready to boost any new enterprise of the city which he loved. He served on the board of directors of the county fair association for a number of years.
George Dana was noted for his business integrity and after first coming to this city worked in the Weeks Gun Shop. He was associated with J. A. Wilke in the hardware business on South Main street for a number of years and of late was vice president of the Dana Agency. He retired from active business affairs in 1910 and since that time had enjoyed the best of health. It was not necessary for him to go to Milwaukee for treatment but his relatives insisted that he go for a visit and receive the best care and attention.
Born in Empire
     Mr. Dana was born in the town of Empire on the John May farm near Lake deNeveu on November 25, 1849. He spent his early childhood days in the farm and moved to this city in 1856, where he resided ever since. He was married to Genevieve Lanner May 19, 1874 in this city. Mrs. Dana had resided in Theresa until her marriage. She died in 1919.
     The surviving relatives are seven children: Alex G., Paul J., Mrs. T. C. Downs, another son died in 1911. Two brothers, James T. and William H. Dana, both reside in this city. There are also two sisters surviving, Mrs. John Gipp, of this city, and Mary Agnes Dana, of New York.
Many Fraternal relations
     Mr. Dana was a prominent member of lodges and societies in the city and an active and devout member of St. Mary's Catholic church. He was a charter member of the Fond du Lac Council of Knights of Columbus, Court No. 19 of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin and of St. Columkill's court of the Catholic Order of Foresters. He was a charter member of the above organizations and also belonged to St. Joseph's Society of St. Mary's church. He held offices in these organizations at various times. Members of each of the above organizations are planning on attending the funeral in a body.3

George P. Dana was buried at Calvary Cemetary, Section 5B, Row 3 on 19 February 1923 at Fond du Lac; Second Dana Plot.1,2,3

Children of George P. Dana and Genevieve Phoebe Lanners

Citations

  1. [S49] Inscriptions of Calvary Cemetary, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, pp. 110.
  2. [S60] Barbara Ricklefs, "Ricklefs, Barbara Correspondence", Dana Burial Plot Notes.
  3. [S107] The Daily Commonwealth, 16 Feb 1923.
  4. [S128] Western Historical Company, History of Fond du Lac County.
  5. [S316] 1905 State census, Wisconsin, FHL Film #1020439-990.
  6. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.
  7. [S107] The Daily Commonwealth, 19 Jun 1913.
  8. [S119] Church Record, Marriages, Film # 1862866, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1866-1920.
  9. [S459] Registration of Marriage for George Dana and Genevieve Lanners.
  10. [S306] 1880 Census, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  11. [S306] 1880 Census, Chicago, Illinois, USA, George P. Dana Household.
  12. [S127] Past and Present: Biographies.
  13. [S119] Church Record, Baptisms, Film # 1862866, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1866-1920.
  14. [S164] Naturalization Record, 25 Apr 1893.
  15. [S119] Church Record, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1866-1920.
  16. [S14] Fond du Lac Commonwealth, 12 Nov 2002.
  17. [S240] Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) County Directory, 1905.
  18. [S372] Rachel Goulde, "Rachel Goulde correspondence," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.
  19. [S107] The Daily Commonwealth, 26 Jun 1907.
  20. [S186] Maurice McKenna.
  21. [S229] Defunct Wisconsin Companies, Series 356.

George William Dana

M, b. 31 October 1915, d. 6 January 1988
Reference=0003.5
     He was born on 31 October 1915 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.1,2,3,4 He was the son of Leo Frederic Dana and Matilda Ursula Weber.

George William Dana was baptized on 14 November 1915 at Saint Mary's Church, Fond du Lac. The baptism was witnessed by Leo Christian Benedict Weber and Mary Agnes Boyle.1

George William Dana also went by the name of Buck. He was educated at Fond du Lac High School between 1929 and 1933 in Fond du Lac. He was on the football team.5 He lived at 85 E. Johnson in 1932 in Fond du Lac.6

George William Dana was attended Carroll College from 1933 to 1938 in Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

George William Dana was a witness when Dana Frank Kellerman was celebrating his first birthday on 3 August 1936.

George William Dana witnessed the marriage of Edward Walter Dana and June Catherine Nolan on 30 March 1940 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac.7,8,9,10,11,12

George William Dana lived in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin on 30 March 1940.7

George William Dana witnessed the marriage of Robert Leo Dana and Margaret Helen Batty on 3 May 1941 at St. Mary's Church, Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin.13

George William Dana served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy in the South Pacific between 27 July 1942 and 16 December 1953. George Dana's Military Service Record reads as follows:
Name: Dana, George W.
Branch of Service and Serial/Service Number: United States Navy / 192172
Duty Status: Discharged
Rank/Grade: Lieutenant
Assignments and Geographical Locations: US Navy Rest Camp, Lake Sentani /USNB Anchor Section-Navy 3115 / Commander Service Force 7th Fleet
Military Education: Indoctrination Subchaser School
Decorations and Awards: Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal, American Theatre Medal, European Theatre Medal
Place of Entry: Boston, MA
Place of Separation: Commandant Ninth Naval District
Active Duty Dates: October 5, 1942 to December, 28 1945.14

George William Dana was Vice President at the Fond du Lac Insurance Company in 1944 at Fond du Lac.15

George William Dana was a salesman on 29 December 1945 at Fond du Lac.2

George William Dana married Doris (Pratt) Farnsworth, daughter of Robert H. Pratt and Dorothea Kelly, on 29 December 1945 at St. Mary's Church, Fond du Lac.16,4,17

George William Dana witnessed the burial of Lawrence E. Dana on 9 February 1949 at Calvary cemetery, Fond du Lac.18,19

George William Dana worked for the Atomic Energy Comission in 1963 at Richland, Benton County, Washington.20

George William Dana was retired in 1979 at as an Internal Audditor for the Department of Energy, Richland.20

George William Dana died on 6 January 1988 at Richland at age 72.21

George Dana's obituary was printed in the Tri-City Herald on 07 Jan 1988:
GEORGE W DANA
     George W. Dana, 72, died Wednesday, January 6th at Kadlec Medical Center following an extended illness. He was born October 31, 1915 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
     George graduated from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 1938. He served in the Navy as a lieutenant during WWII aboard a Liberty Ship. He had seen combat in the Persian Gulf and the South Pacific. He came to the Tri-Cities in 1963 where he worked for the A.E.C. and had retired as a Internal Auditor for the D.O.E. in 1979. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Richland.
     George is survived by his wife of 44 years, Doris P. Dana; 2 sons, George W. Dana, Jr. of Richland and Robert G. Dana of Vancouver, Washington; 3 daughters, Carol L. Ghaffari, Oregon City, Oregon, Julia A. Dana and Nancy D. Foreman, both of Richland; 6 grandchildren, Camron and Shaun Ghaffari, Sarah and Laura Dana, Dana Edward, and Nathanial Foreman. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Kellerman, Watertown, Wisconsin and Mrs. Ray (Mary) Ricklefs, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He is preceded in death by 2 brothers, Dr. Robert Dana and Edward Dana.
     Rosary will be said Friday, January 8th, 7:00 pm at Einan's Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 9th, 10:00 am at Christ the King Catholic Church in Richland. Private family graveside services will be held following the Mass at Sunset Memorial Gardens.20

George Dana's obituary was printed in the Commonwealth Reporter after 06 Jan 1988:
George Dana
     George W. "Buck" Dana, 72, died Wednesday, Jan. 6 at Kadlec Memorial Center, Richland, Wash., following a lingering illness.
     He was born Oct. 31, 1915, in Fond du Lac, to Leo and Mathilda Weber Dana.
     Mr. Dana graduated from Carroll College in Waukesha, in 1938. He served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant during World War II, seeing combat in the Persian Gulf and the South Pacific. He moved to Washington in 1963 before retiring in 1979 as an internal auditor for the D.O.E.
     He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Richland, Wash.
     Survivors include his wife, Doris P. Dana of Richland; two sons, George W. of Richland and Robert G. of Vancouver, Wash; three daughters, Carol L. Ghaffari, Oregon City, Ore. Julia A. Dana and Nancy D. Foreman, both of Richland; six grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Kellerman of Watertown and Mrs. Ray (Mary) Ricklefs of Fond du Lac. Preceeding him in death were two brothers, Dr. Robert Dana and Edward Dana.22

George William Dana was buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens on 9 January 1988 at Richland.20

Children of George William Dana and Doris (Pratt) Farnsworth

Citations

  1. [S119] Church Record, Baptisms, Film # 1862866, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 1866-1920.
  2. [S145] Fond du Lac County Register of Deeds.
  3. [S313] Fond du Lac Co Vital Records (published), Vol 1946-pg 136.
  4. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.
  5. [S427] Life.
  6. [S238] Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1932.
  7. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, 30 Mar 1940.
  8. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, 29 Oct 1969.
  9. [S129] Fond du Lac Reporter, 4 Dec 1983.
  10. [S125] John N. Dana, "John N. Dana Correspondence."
  11. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman, taken from the Social Security Death Index.
  12. [S424] Certificate of Marriage.
  13. [S419] Certificate of Marriage.
  14. [S218] "Unknown short record title."
  15. [S239] Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1944.
  16. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, 29 Dec 1945.
  17. [S426] Marriage Cert: There are two certificates, an original and a corrected one, the original incorrectly names "Pheobe Lanners" as the mother when she is really the grandmother.
  18. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, 10 Feb 1949.
  19. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, 7 Feb 1949.
  20. [S421] Tri-City Herald.
  21. [S278] Letter, Leona Kellerman Chesemore to Dana Kellerman.
  22. [S14] Fond du Lac Commonwealth.

George William Dana Jr.

M, b. 11 January 1952, d. 6 September 2003
Reference=0003.5.2
      George William Dana Jr. was also known as Billy. He was born on 11 January 1952 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.1 He was the son of George William Dana and Doris (Pratt) Farnsworth.

George William Dana Jr. died on 6 September 2003 at Richland, Benton County, Washington, at age 51.

George Dana's Obituary was printed as follows:
GEORGE W. DANA, JR.
Richland, Was.
Einan's Funeral Home
     George W. Dana, Jr., 51, died at home on Saturday, September 06, 2003 following a courageous figt from kidney cancer. He was born January 11, 1952 to George and Doris Dana in Fond du lac, Wisconsin.
     George's Family moved to Richland, Washington in June of 1963. George graduated from Richland High School in 1970. George enlisted in the U.S. Navy and spent 2 years aboard the nuclear submarine the Woodrow Wilson. In 1976, George graduated from Eastern Washington University. He returned to Richland where he went to work for United Engineers during the construction of the WPPSS 1 and WPPSS 2 reactors, J.A. Jones, 1980 and currently was working for Fluor Federal Services and Contract Specialist.
     George loved life and all the people in it. He was an avid golfer at Meadows Spring Country Club. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, as a 4th Degree Knight and for several years held the office of Financial Secretary. He loved music from the 50's, 60's and 70's and boy could he dance. He also had the greatest ability to tell a story with creditable humor. George's sense of humor was one of his great attributes. George filled his life with family and friends. He cherished his life and fought a long and painful battle to beat this cancer. Leaving usa ll behind was as hard for George, as it was for us letting him go.
     George leaves behind his mother, Doris P. Dana, Richland, 3 sister, Carol L. Ghaffari (Joe), Seattle, Washington, Julie A. Dana and Nancy D. Foreman (Bob) both of Richland, Washington. His brother, Robert G. Dana, (Amanda), Vancouver, Washington. Several nephews and nieces, Camron Ghaffari (Karen), New York, New York, Shaun Kalinowski (Joe) Canby, Oregon, Sarah Dana and Laura Baszniak (Nick) both of Vancouver, Washington, Daniel Dana, Nathaniel and Natalie Foreman all of Richland, Washington.
     His father George W. Dana, precedes him in death. George leaves behind a wealth of the very finest friends any person could ever know. His dear friends provided George and his family with continuous, unwavering support and love throughout his battle with cancer.
     Rosary will be said at Einan's Funeral Home on Friday, September 12th at 7:00 pm. Mass of Chrustian Burial will be held Saturday September 13th at 1:00 pm at Christ the King Catholic Church. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made in George's name to Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice, 2108 W. Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336 or Tri-Cities Cancer Center, 7350 W. Deschutes Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336.2 Funeral services were held on 12 September 2003 at Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, Washington; Recitation of the Rosary. Father Thmas Champoux was the Celbrant.1 Funeral services were held on 13 September 2003 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Richland, Washington; Mass of Christian Burial.1

George William Dana Jr. was buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens on 12 October 2003 at Richland, Washington.1

Citations

  1. [S137] Prayer card.
  2. [S397] Einan's Funeral Home, 9 Sep 2003.

Ida Carrie Dana1,2

F, b. 6 October 1877
Reference=0024.6.3.2
     She was born on 6 October 1877 at Eden Center, Erie County, New York.1 She was the daughter of Laurentius Denig and Ludovica Naber.1

Ida Carrie Dana married Louis Mack (?).2

Citations

  1. [S306] 1880 Census, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Louisa Dana household.
  2. [S79] John W. Jordan, Genealogical and personal history of the Allegheny Valley, Pennsylvania.

James T. Dana

M, b. 2 November 1855, d. 30 May 1930
Reference=0012.5
     He was born on 2 November 1855 at Empire Township, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.1,2,3,4 He was the son of Jean Denig and Luise Rößler.

James T. Dana married Ella A. Riley, daughter of Malachi Riley and Bessie Donnelly, on 10 November 1879 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.4 He Clerk in 1880 at Fond du Lac.2 He Register of deeds, court house in 1902 at Fond du Lac.5 He Founded Dana and Worm Pharmacy. From the Defunct Wisconsin Companies Series 356:
DANA & WORM DRUG COMPANY #454

The company was formed in July 1906, to sell drugs and paint. James T. and Ella Dana were officers at various times. Gradually the business was taken over by the Worm family. The last time James appears on the annual report is in February 1924. The company was dissolved on 24 May 1944.

Some of the addresses listed for Ella and James Dana were 114 Union St.-1909; 108 Union St.-1913; 124 4th St.-1914; 21 E. 5th St.-1917; 90 W. First St.-1919; 357 Linden-1921. between July 1906 and 24 May 1944 at Fond du Lac.6,7 He lived in 1928 in Fond du Lac; He is still listed at this address in the 1932 Fond du Lac phone book, two tears after his death.8

James T. Dana died on 30 May 1930 at age 74.1,9

The following obituary appeared in the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter:
     Aged Druggist Stricken After Long Sickness
     James T. Dana, Former County Official, Expires At Family Residence
     James T. Dana, 74, veteran druggist and former register of deeds, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday at his residence, 357 Linden Street. Mr. Dana's last illness began in August 1929, and for the last 10 days he had been confined to his bed.
     Long prominent as a leader in Democratic circles Mr. Dana was honored with various offices throughout his long business career, extending over half a century in this city. He served as a member of the common council from the Fourth ward and for six terms represented the war on the county board. He was elected register of deeds in 1902, defeating J.W. Eggert. After completing one term, Mr. Dana was defeated for re-election by E.T. Markje.
     Was a Pioneer
     Mr. Dana was one of the pioneer druggists of the community, a business which claimed his attention for more than 50 years. He was first a member of the firm of Dana and Marshall and for some years conducted the business as a private enterprise. At one time he conducted two pharmacies, one being known as the Lyon Drug store. The drug firm of Dana and Worm, the latter being George Worm, deceased, was organized in 1906. Six years ago Mr. Dana disposed of his interests in the business, retiring to his private life. The store has continued to be known as Dana and Worm Drug company.
     Mr. Dana was born Nov. 2, 1855, in this city, the son of John and Louise Dana. He was educated in the public schools and began his business career at an early age. He was prominent fraternally, being a member of the Elks, Knights of Columbus, Modern Woodmen, Catholic Order of Foresters, and the Equitable Fraternal union.
     Leaves Family
     Surviving he leaves two daughters, Miss Nina Dana of New York City, Miss Ruth Dana of this city, and one sone, Dr. Fred T. Dana of this city. There are three sisters, Mrs. John Guepe of this city, and the Misses Mary and Agnes Dana residing at Ashbury Park, N.J.m and one brother, W.H. Dana of this city.
     Mrs. Dana, who was formerly Miss Ella, died on Aug. 20, 1914. A son, Donald Dana, died while in the army in 1919.
     Funeral services are to be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday from the residence and at 9 from St. Joseph's church with the Rev. J.J. Collins officiating. Burial will be at Calvary cemetery. The body was removed from the Hardgrove and Gordon Funeral home in the residence today.10,4

James T. Dana was buried at Calvary Cemetary, Section 5A, Row 18 on 4 June 1930 at Fond du Lac.1,9,10

Children of James T. Dana and Ella A. Riley

Citations

  1. [S49] Inscriptions of Calvary Cemetary, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, pp. 102.
  2. [S306] 1880 Census, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  3. [S316] 1905 State census, Wisconsin, FHL Film #1020439-990.
  4. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.
  5. [S240] Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) County Directory, 1905.
  6. [S129] Fond du Lac Reporter, 24 Nov 1987.
  7. [S229] Defunct Wisconsin Companies, Series 356.
  8. [S308] Fond du Lac Directory 1928.
  9. [S238] Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1932.
  10. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, 2 June 1930.

John Dana

M, b. 17 February 1887, d. 2 May 1947
Reference=0012.6.4
     He was born on 17 February 1887 at Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin.1,2,3 He was the son of William H. Dana and Josephine Kinney. He lived in 1905 in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.4

John Dana married Cleo Ford, daughter of James Ford and Ellen Thompson, on 27 December 1919 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.1,5,3 He He worked as a railroad man for C&N Railway He was a switchman in 1928, but became a foreman by 1944. between 1928 and 1944 at Fond du Lac.1,6,7,8 He lived at 449 Ellis street between 1932 and 1947 in Fond du Lac.1,6,7,9

John Dana died on 1 May 1947 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, at age 60.1,10,11,3

The following obituary appeared in the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter, 2 May 1947:
Retired C.N.W. Trainman dies; Ill for years; John N. Dana, 60, Expires at Family Home; Rites to be at St. Joseph.
     John N. Dana, 60, a retired railroadman and veteran of World War I, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday at his home, 449 Ellis street. He retired as a trainman for the Chicago and North Western railroad two years ago because of ill health.
     A member of an early Fond du Lac family, Mr. Dana was the son of William H. and Josephine Dana, his father having been in railroad service for many years. He was born Feb. 17, 1887, in Oshkosh and came to this city as a youth. His marriage to Miss Cleo Ford of this city was solemnized on Dec. 27, 1919 in St. Joseph church by the late Rev. J. J. Collins.
     Mr. Dana was a member of St. Joseph church and its Holy Name society and also was affiliated with the Trier-Puddy post of the American Legion, the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and of the Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers.
     Besides his widow, Mr. Dana leaves a son, Richard, who is at a military post at Battle Creek, Mich; a sister, Mrs. Phil Lezie of California; three brothers, Lawrence of Neenah, Charles of Milwaukee and David of Green Bay.
     The body will be in state at the Geo. M. Dugan funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday. Services will be held there at 8:45 a.m. Monday and at 9:15 a.m. at St. Joseph church. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery.1

John Dana was buried at Calvary cemetery on 5 May 1947 at Fond du Lac; Wisconsin Heritage Find lists the burial date as 2 May 1947.1,11

Children of John Dana and Cleo Ford

Citations

  1. [S35] Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, 2 May 1947.
  2. [S316] 1905 State census, Wisconsin, FHL Film #1020439-990.
  3. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.
  4. [S240] Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) County Directory, 1905.
  5. [S120] , vol 3, pg. 156, Film # 1871702, Fond du Lac, records 1870-1920.
  6. [S239] Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1944.
  7. [S238] Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1932.
  8. [S308] Fond du Lac Directory 1928.
  9. [S314] Wisconsin Telephone Co., Fond du Lac Telephone Directory.
  10. [S129] Fond du Lac Reporter, 24 Sep 1982.
  11. [S307] Letter, Andy Chiello to Dana Kellerman, 10 Jun 2001.

John Dana1

M, b. 18 September 1920, d. 18 September 1920
Reference=0012.6.4.1
     John Dana died on 18 September 1920 at Fond du Lac.1 He was born on 18 September 1920 at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.1 He was the son of John Dana and Cleo Ford.1

Citations

  1. [S329] Andy Chiello, "Andy Chiello research," e-mail to Dana Kellerman.