Green County
Obituaries

Albany, Green County, Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday, Oct. 18, 1900
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

Hopson REACH
Surnames: Reach, Litel
Hopson Reach, an old and respected citizen of Footeville, 76 years of age and for many years a resident of Rock County, died Monday morning.  He was one of the influential citizens of the county and had a large circle of friends.  He leaves to mourn their loss a wife and two children.  The funeral was held from his late home yesterday at 2:00.  Deceased was the father of Mrs. J.E. Litel of this city, who has the deep sympathy of all in her bereavement.

Albany, Green County Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday, Dec. 29, 1898
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

Elza REASA
Elza Reasa, aged 9 years, the only daughter of Mr. And Mrs. William Reasa of Jordan Prairie, died Monday, Dec. 26, of diptheria.  Her illness was of short duration she being confined to the bed less than 36 hours.  On account of the nature of the disease the funeral was private at the house and the remains were tenderly laid to rest at the Monticello Prairie cemetery.  The sympathies of the community are extended to the bereaved family in their loss.

Albany, Green County Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday, October 12, 1899
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

John RIMA
Surnames: Rima, Fuller, Colton
John Rima was born in Oneida Co., town of Herkimer, NY Aug. 5, 1806.  His parents moved to Pennsylvania when he was but a small boy, where he grew to manhood.  Shortly after he was 21 years old he was married to Amelia Fuller.  In 1832 they moved to Ohio, remained there a short time and came to Wisconsin in 1842.  He lived in Green Co. from that time until his death.  But one child was born to them, now Mrs. A. H. Colton, who survives them at the age of 71.  Mrs. Rima died Dec. 7, 1889.  Mr. Rima followed her Oct. 2, 1899, aged 93 years, 1 month and 27 days, his death occurring at the home of his daughter in this city.  Mr. Rima leaves one child, five grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, besides the entire community to mourn their loss. Rev. H.B. Brenaman conducted the funeral services, which were held at the M.E. Church Tuesday afternoon, and the remains laid to rest in the Albany cemetery.  An unusually large number of sorrowing friends paid their deep respects to the memory of a pure and gentle Christian man who was loved by all who knew him.

Monroe Times
publication date:  Mon 23 Dec 1988
Contributed by Cathy Kubly

Obit of Mrs Dan (Ruth HOLCOMB) RINGHAND [excerpts]

Mrs Dan (Ruth) Ringhand, 68, New Glarus [WI], died Thurs 22 Dec 1988...Madison [WI].  Born 23 Dec 1919 in Washington Twp...daughter of Ira and Hulda MARTY HOLCOMB...1937 graduate of New Glarus HS...1939 graduate of
Green Co Normal School...received a degree from University of WI Platteville in 1968...married Willis SPRING in 1940.  He preceded her in death...married Dan RINGHAND 3 Apr 1952 in Monticello...taught at Loveland, Oakshade, Pengren, Meadow Valley, Malone and Bowers schools and was at the Verona schools for ten years until retiring in 1973....was a member of Swiss United Church of Christ, New Glarus, Green Co Teachers' Association and UW Platteville Alumni.  Survivors include her husband Dan of New Glarus; two sons, Duane SPRING, Oregon, and Dwight SPRING, Belleville; two daughters, Mrs Milton (Beverly) BABLER, Monticello, and Mrs David (Debbi) JOHNSON, Eau Claire; two sisters, Gladys DURST and Alice WILD, both of Monroe; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren...preceded in death by her parents and a brother, LuVerne in 1966.  Funeral services...Tues [26 Dec 1988] at Swiss United Church of Christ with the Rev Erwin PEGEL officiating.  Burial is in  the Swiss Church Cemetery.

Albany, Green County, Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday, June 9, 1898
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

Dr. W. C. ROBERTS Dead

W.C. Roberts, oldest son of Dr. G. W. Roberts, died of apoplexy at his home in Chicago last Saturday morning.  His father, mother and brothers left Saturday for the city to attend the funeral, which was held Sunday.  W.C. Roberts was born in Fulton, Rock County, in 1858 and came to Albany with his parents at the age of nine years.  For a number of years he clerked in the drug store here, then studied medicine and graduated in 1881.  He practiced here and at Dayton, Elroy and Wonwod several years, going to Chicago in 1887 and locating in the suburb of Maywood.  He was married in 1887 to Miss Minnie Jenson, who, with his parents and brothers are left to mourn their loss.

Albany, Green County Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday, Oct. 25, 1900
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

Mrs. Henry RODERICK
Mrs. Henry Roderick, an old resident of Green County, died at her home in Juda on the 17th inst., aged 79 years.  Her husband and six children survive her.  The funeral was held Saturday.

Monroe Times
publication date:  4 Dec 1987
Contributed by Cathy Kubly

Obit of Ellsworth ROSHEISEN [excerpts]

S. Ellsworth (Slim) ROSHEISEN, 80, of Brodhead, died Thurs 3 Dec 1987...[Monroe].  Born 11 Dec 1906 in Spring Grove Twp, Green Co, he was the son of Arthur D. & Maretta (BRADLEY) ROSHEISEN.  He married the former Iva L. WILLIAMS 3 Jan 1928 at St John's United Church of Christ.  He farmed in Stephenson Co & later in Cadiz & Spring Grove Twps, Green Co, until retiring in 1973.  He was also a salesman for Pfister Seed Corn...was a member of Oakley Union Church...served as Spring Grove Twp assessor for many years...served on the school boards of the Ullom, Shanghai & Oakley schools. Survivors include his wife, Iva, of Brodhead; two sons, Merle [of] Monroe & Kenneth S. of Janesville; three daughters, Mrs William (Beverly) HAWTHORNE, Monroe; Donna PINNOW, Brodhead & Phyllis DAVIS, Freeport [IL];
two...[brothers], Russell & Lawrence, both of Brodhead; a sister, Mrs Melvin (Florence) SWAIN, Brodhead; 15 grandchildren & 19 great grandchildren. Funeral...Sat [5 Dec 1987] at NewComer Funeral Home, Brodhead, with the Rev
David CARLSON of Oakley Union Church officiating.  Burial...Union  Cemetery...

Albany, Green County, Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday, Thursday, Sept. 12, 1901
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

Surnames: Ross, Jones
Died, Ervie ROSS died at his home in Attica on the 4th inst. of consumption.  He has been in poor health for several years, but has carried the mail between Attica and Monticello the past two years in hopes that the outdoor work would benefit him.  Deceased left a wife, formerly Miss Nettie Jones of Albany, and a little daughter and is also mourned by his mother and three sisters.  Rev. Swartz of Belleville conducted the funeral services at Attica Friday morning.


Albany, Green County Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday, September 29, 1892
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

Martin P. ROWELL
Surnames: Rowell, Tuttle
Died At his home in Exeter, Wis., on September 9, 1892, after a lingering illness, Martin P. Rowell, aged 57 years, 6 months and 19 days.  Mr. Rowell was born in Hopkinton, N.H. Feb. 18, 1835.  He moved to Albany in 1868 and in 1874 moved to Exeter, where he died.  He enlisted in the army in April 1861 in the 2nd New Hampshire Volunteers.  He received a sunstroke during the first battle of Bull Run and was honorably discharged Aug. 1, 1861.  He was married to Rose A. Tuttle Dec. 9, 1862 at West Concord, N.J., and for 30 years they walked the  journey of life together, sharing each otherís joys and sorrows and bearing each otherís burdens.  He was a kind and loving husband and father, esteemed by all who knew him.  He leaves a wife and two children, Gertrude and George, to mourn their loss.  The bereaved family have the sympathy of all in their great sorrow.  The funeral was conducted by Rev. J.E. Liddle of Monticello on Sunday, Sept. 11, 1892.

Monroe Times
pub. 27 May 1989
Contributed by Cathy Kubly

Obit of John J. RUCH [excerpts]
Surnames - RUCH, HUNZIKER, THOMA, WISS, SARGENT, WELTY, MARTY, FINK
John J. RUCH, 75, N2989 Loop Rd Monroe, died Fri 26 May 1989...[in Monroe]. Born 14 Sept 1913 in Darlington, he was the son of John & Emma (HUNZIKER THOMA) RUCH...farmed near Durand & then most of his life in the rural Monroe area...was member of St John's United Church of Christ...Moose Lodge...Antique Wheelers Car Club...North American Assoc of Ventriloquists...An active member of Circus World Museum, Inc of Baraboo, he did clown work and was known as "Rusty the Clown."  Survivors include a son, John A. of Bellevue NE; two daughters, Mrs Leonard (Beatrice) WISS of Peetz CO & Mrs Randy (Beverly) SARGENT of Beloit; two sisters, Mrs Fidelia WELTY & Mrs Isola MARTY, both of Monroe; 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren & a special friend, Alice FINK of Cedarville IL.  Funeral...Wed [31 May 1989] at Stuessy Funeral Home, Monroe.  The Rev Dr Arthur ELLERSIECK officiates. Burial...Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe...

Albany, Green County Wisconsin Vindicator
pub. Thursday, October 14, 1897
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer
Surnames: Rugg, Whitcomb
David RUGG died at his residence southwest of Albany Sunday, Oct. 10, 1897 aged 86 years, 6 months and 13 days.  Mr. Rugg was born in Compton Co., Province of Quebec, Canada, April 27, 1811.  When about 28 years of age he was married to Miss Minerva Whitcomb, who departed this life in January, 1892.  Deceased spent about ten years in the mining regions of California, coming to this state in 1866.  He was a man of good education, conscientious in his dealings with his fellow-men, and had the respect and esteem of all who knew him.  While not a member of any religious organization, he led a blameless life and attended church and contributed to its support.  For the past six years, he had been an invalid and for two years almost helpless.  Seven children were born to Mr. And Mrs. Rugg, five of whom are living.  Funeral services were conducted at the Gap Church Tuesday, Rev. J. Andereck of Juda conducting the services.  The comforting song service was by the Baptist choir of this city.


Albany, Green County Vindicator
pub. Thursday, Oct. 5, 1899
Contributed by Christine M. Spencer

John RYMA
Surnames: Ryma, Fuller, Coltoon
John Ryma was born in the town of Herkimer, state of New York, Aug. 5, 1806.  He moved to Pennsylvania, where he was married to Armelia Fuller, they then went to Ohio and from there they came to Wisconsin over fifty years ago.  Mrs. Ryma died 11 years ago.  Mr. Ryma followed her Oct. 2, 1899, aged 93 years, 1 month and 27 days.  There was but an only child born to this union, Mrs. Colton of this city, at whose home Mr. Ryma died.  The funeral took place from the M.E. Church Tuesday at 2:00 pm.  Mr. and Mrs. Colton and family hereby tender their many thanks to the kind friends in the hour of their bereavement.

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