Franz Family History

The Families of the Early Clark County Wisconsin Pioneers

Franz Headstone Decker Headstone

The following Family Histories were complied by Allan Wessel Madison, WI

Franz, Decker, Schwarze, Arnhoelter, Wessel and Auerbach

These families came to Sheboygan Co, Wisconsin from Germany. In the late 1800's some members of each family moved to Clark County, Wisconsin to start a new life.Not everyone moved on.; Some stayed in Sheboygan County and Dodge County.; Over the years the families lost contact as the original family members passed away. It is my hope that through this resource we can again come back together as a family.

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Latest Updates

New Obituaries added to Schwarze, Wessel, Franz, Decker and Arnhoelter families. Kord Herman Schwarze Family History added to Schwarze PDF
Information on the Cord Schwarze Family in Germany added to Schwarze PDF
Arnhoelter, Decker, Franz and Schwarze PDF's updated with additions of Baptisim dates. Additional names added to Wessel Family and the Decker Family (January 2004). Additional names added to Otto Decker Family (January 2004) and Augusta Decker (Daughter of Frederick Decker) Family February 2004. Obits added to Franz Family Jun 2004 and Dec 2004. Corrections and additions in 2006: Added names to Schwarze PDF, made corrections to the Arnhoelter file along with additions. Expanded the Kippenhan PDF.
June 2008 additions to Schwarze, Wessel and Franz PDF's. Birth and death dates added to the others.
September 2008: Bolf Wedding added. New Wessel relatives added.
November 2009: Additions to the Laube Family
November 2009: Additions to the Decker Family

New branch of family added to Wessel Family Aug 2017

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Germans Began Settlement of Town of Herman  Sheboygan Press Article from April 1927. Family Names included: Beckfield, Prigge, Meyer, Nordholz, Oetling, Howard, Mueller, Arpke, Humke, Buecker, Domeier, Luhmann, Marten, Reineking, Seibold, plus many more.

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