Elisabeth Dexheimer

b. 14 July 1865, d. 19 November 1930
  • Elisabeth Dexheimer was born on 14 July 1865 in Rhine, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, or possibly 1867.
  • She was known as Elise.
  • Anton Dexheimer and Elisabetha Durking, appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Rhine, Wisconsin. Other members of the household included Elisabeth Dexheimer, Mary Dexheimer, Henry Dexheimer, Herman Dexheimer, Louise Dexheimer, Magdalena Dexheimer, William Dexheimer, John Dexheimer, Anton Dexheimer and Henry Duerking.
  • Anton Dexheimer and Elisabetha Durking appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Rhine, Wisconsin. Other members of the household included Elisabeth Dexheimer, John Dexheimer, Anton Dexheimer and Edwin Dexheimer.
  • She married George Rothmann, son of William Rothmann and Amelia Hackenschmidt, on 27 September 1891.
  • George Rothmann and Elisabeth Dexheimer appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Kiel, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.
  • Elisabeth Dexheimer became a widow at the circa 5 November 1930 death of her husband George Rothmann.
  • The following appeared in a local newspaper: Death claimed George Rothmann, aged 65, at his home at 815 Seventh street, on Thursday morning at 10:45 o'clock, after a brief illness with heart disease. The cause of his death was a stroke of apoplexy.
         The deceased, a son of the late William and Amelia Rothmann, nee Hackenschmdt, was born in Garnet, Wisconsin, Fond du Lac county on June 3, 1865, where he had grown to manhood. At the age of 19 years he learned the blacksmith trade at the F.O. Horneck blacksmith shop in the town of Rhine, where he remained for 7 years.
         On September 27, 1891, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Dexheimer of the town of Rhine. Immediately after their marriage they located in Kiel, where Mr. Rothmann opened a blacksmith shop of his own on Fremont street, and two years later he erected a new blacksmith shop on the site of the present Stoll and Boeselager Co. garage, and he conducted the trade until 1912, when he sold it to J.G.W. Loos. Mr. Rothmann, then had a residence erected on Seventh street, where they have since resided. For the past several years he has been in the employ of the Stoelting Brothers Co. /P/ No children were born to them. He is survived by his wife, and two brothers, Edward of Garnet, and Philip of Exeland. Two sisters preceded him in death: Mrs. Jacob Reiss of Garnet, who died in April 16, 1893, and Mrs. Nicholas Balz of Kiel, who died July 8, 1929. Several sisters and brothers who also died in their youth. He was a member of the Kiel Red Men lodge, and a member of the Kiel Fire Department, which organizations will attend the funeral in a body.
         Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the residence. The Rev. E.L. Worthman, pastor of the St. Peter Reformed church officiated at the last rites. Interment was in the Kiel cemetery in the family lot. Following are the relatives from out of town that attended the funeral of George Rothman on Monday afternoon: Mr. and Mrs. Philip Rothman and son Harry of Exeland; Miss Paula Lange of Grafton; Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Rothman, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Rothman and children, Mr. and Mrs. John Dutkievic and children, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bergen, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Manderscheid, Herman Rupp and Miss Lena Rupp of Garnet; Mrs. Amelia Reiss, Miss Augusta Bringman, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Reiss, and Mr. and Mrs. William Schaefer of Chilton; Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Dexheimer, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schueler and son Clinton, and Mrs. and Mrs. Joseph Gerlach of Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Anton Dexheimer of Sherwood; Mr. and Mrs. William Dexheimer, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Dexheimer, Mrs. Paul Schmidt and George Dexheimer of Sheboygan; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Platz, Mr. and Mrs. George Dexheimer, and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Simonsmeier of Elkhart Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Mayer, Mr. and Mrs. George Mayer, Gilbert, Roy, Clarence, and Alice Dexheimer, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Eimermann, Herman Eimermann, and Mrs. Frank Martin of Rhine Center; Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Blanke of Timothy; Mr. and Mrs. Julius Pfeil of Erdman; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Blanke, and Mr. and Mrs. August Blanke of Plymouth; Miss Norma Dexheimer and Mr. and Mrs. August Blanke of Ada; and many friends and relatives from this city and vicinity.
         The pallbearers were: Otto Stoelting, Gustave Stoelting, Arthur Voland, Frank Manz, Augus Neumann, and Carl Petzoldt.
  • Elisabeth Dexheimer died on 19 November 1930 at age 65 in Kiel, Wisconsin.
  • She was interred at Kiel Cemetery, Schleswig Township, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.
  • The following appeared on 20 November 1930 in The Sheboygan Press: (Kiel) Funeral services for Mrs. George Rothmann, 65, who committed suicide at her home here Wednesday, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the home, 815 N. Seventh street, with interment in Kiel cemetery. Rev. Edward L. Worthmann, pastor of St. Peter Reformed church, will officiate.
         Mrs. Rothmann before her marriage was Miss Elizabeth Dexheimer, a daughter of the late Anton and Elizabeth Dexheimer. She was born on a farm in the town of Rhine on July 14, 1865. She was married September 27, 1891, to George Rothmann of Garnet, Wis. The couple made their home here. After operating a blacksmith shop here for a number of years, Mr. Rothmann retired in 1912. He died two weeks ago, and despondency over his loss is believed to have prompted Mrs. Rothmanns act. Relatives said she had been morose.
         Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Peter Schueler of Marshfield, and three brothers, Anton Dexheimer of Sherwood, William Dexheimer of Sheboygan, and Edward Dexheimer of Marshfield. She was a member of the Kiel camp of the Royal Neighbors. The organization members will attend the services in a body.
  • Last Edited: 11 Nov 2012

Family: George Rothmann b. 3 June 1865, d. 5 November 1930