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 May 2005

Vol. 4 Issue 5

Highholder Website Wins Award

Oshkosh Public Library Best Oshkosh Website Competition

Best Oshkosh Ancestors Website

Best Website in Oshkosh Award WinnerBest Website in Oshkosh Award Winner! 2005

Thank you to everyone for your contributions to make this website the best that it can be. And also to the person that nominated the website.

Newspaper Stories

Daily Northwestern Sept. 23, 1890


An Aged Women Badly Injured

Mrs. Winkelbauer knocked from the St. Paul tracks by an engine at the Ninth Street crossing 
 She may not recover

An accident occurred on the Ninth Street crossing of the St. Paul road this morning which may result seriously. Mrs. Winkelbauer, a lady of about seventy years old, was crossing the tracks when the morning passenger came along. Before she could get out of the way she was struck by the engine and thrown some distance. She was picked up and carried to the home of her son at 508 Ninth Street. Mrs. Winkelbauer, it is thought, is very severely injured and her age will make her recovery more doubtful.

It is reported that a number of persons have narrowly escaped being run over at that crossing. The factories and other buildings obstruct the view of the track, so that the approaching trains cannot be seen. There have been several narrow escapes reported, two of them being when trains have backed down the tracks. Mrs. Winkelbauer is living with her son at 508 Ninth Street.

Dr. Nintzel was called to attend the injured lady. He says that the condition of the sufferer was such that he thought it advisable not to make a close examination. He says that the engine struck her in the back. Some of her ribs were fractured and she has sustained severe internal injuries. Just how severe they are the doctor is unable to state until he makes a further exanimation. The lady is in a semi-conscious condition and grave doubts are entertained for her recovery.

She did recover because she lived for 10 more years.

January 16, 1901

Death of Mrs. Winkelbauer

Passes away at the home of her son, 402 Ninth Street

She was seventy-six years of age and death was due to general debility. The funeral will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Vincent's Church.

Daily Northwestern 1916


German Maiden saw no particular terror in passing through the German war lines


Ocean passage, even in war time, has no terrors for Christensia Stockinger, a young girl of eighteen years who has just arrived in Oshkosh from her German home. And Christensia has been through the German war lines, aboard a Dutch liner and held up by a British cruiser, besides seeing submarines in the distance and torpedo boats galore. She is now visiting her Uncle and Aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Koeck, for a few weeks before proceeding westward to Spokane, where she will join her sister and begin her life as an American. Although Miss Stockinger was traveling alone and had no previous experience with ocean voyages, even in peaceful times, she declares she never felt frightened at the prospect of striking a mine or being hit with a stray torpedo. As for the British searching parties, who compelled some of the women passengers to disrobe and even take down their hair in search of possible contraband, none of their visits alarmed her in the least , apparently. 

 The young girl was nearly a month on the way here from her home near Passau, Bavaria. She went down the Rhine and to Rotterdam, where she took passage on the Holland-American line steamer New Amsterdam. The ship was held up twice by British warships in the English Channel, the first time for two days and later for three days, though where the detentions occurred she does not know because the ship was not taken into port either time. The boat was simply stopped, she said, and search made, one time just in sight of land, the other out of sight of the coast. Four men were taken off after the three day inspection, and a submarine followed the ship out into the Atlantic, apparently as an escort. Altogether the passengers were on board the New Amsterdam sixteen days, she said.

"It was not in the least exciting," she said in German. And her placid demeanor bore out the assertion fully.



Daily Northwestern August 14, 1907

A peculiar fact, if indeed it is, has been brought to light by City Clerk Witzel's compilation of the tax role. Only six watches are owned on the south side of the river, one in the Thirteenth and five in the Ninth ward. The residents of the Third and Sixth ward evidently carry clocks or tell time by the sun.

Daily Northwestern June 21, 1902

Smallest wages

Less than one-sixth of a penny per hour represents the earnings of the cottage weavers of the Boehmerwald, Bohemia who are reduced almost to starvation by the depression in the continental linen industry. - Exchange


Message from Jean Dunn

You are cordially invited to attend


Rededication of Sunnyview Cemetery

Friday May 27, 2005

2:30 p.m.

Sunnyview Expo Center and Fairgrounds

500 East County Road Y, Oshkosh.

We will be remembering those buried in the former Potter’s Field, including several Veterans.  A memorial containing the names of those buried will be unveiled along with a new entrance sign and border garden.

Numerous members of our community have worked very hard over the past four years to bring this memorial to fruition.

 The Winnebagoland Genealogical Society

The Oshkosh Correctional Institution Project Crew

The Oshkosh Area JayCees

Sunnyview Expo Center Staff

Please join us in remembrance!


New Pictures

From Jacqueline R. Harrington

Here are some pictures of Christianberg (Kristanov). The large building 
may have been a school although it did not look like it was being used as 
now. There appeared to only be one or two homes here along with the 
and "school." The graveyard was across the road from the church. I 
could not 
read the sign on the church. 





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