Peter Adam

b. 7 December 1874, d. 4 June 1952
  • Peter Adam was born on 7 December 1874 in Hessen-Darmstadt.
  • He was known as Peter Adams later in life.
  • Jacob Adam and Katherine Becker arrived in the Port of New York on 20 September 1879, accompanied by Peter Adam, Elise Adam, Katherine Adam, Anna Adam, John Adam and Jacob Adam from Rotterdam aboard the SS W. A. Scholten, traveling in steerage.
  • Jacob Adam and Katherine Becker appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Rhine, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Other members of the household included Peter Adam, Elise Adam, John Adam, Anna Adam and Jacob Adam.
  • Peter Adam appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Rhine, Wisconsin. Other members of the household included Jacob Adam and Katherine Becker.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1910 census.
  • He married Johanna Rietbrock, daughter of William Rietbrock and Elizabeth Bender, on 9 November 1910.
  • The following appeared in a local newspaper: Jacob Adam, an old settler of the town of Rhine, was called to his reward early Monday morning, death being due to the infirmities of old age. Mr. Adam was a native of Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, where he was born June 4, 1841. He married in 1866 to Katherine Becker, and the family came to America in 1879, settling in the town of Rhine, where the deceased lived continuously until his death. His wife passed away nine years ago. He is survived by six children, three sons and three daughters, as follows: Peter on the old homestead, Jacob in the town of Schleswig and John in the town of New Holstein, Mrs. George Nauth of Kiel, Mrs. Lizzie Mueller of Sheboygan and Mrs. Anna Kohloff of Wauwatosa. Twenty five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive him. The funeral was held Wednesday at 9 a.m., with services at St. Peter & Pauls church, Rev. M. Rumpel officiating. Interment took place in the church cemetery.
  • Peter Adam died on 4 June 1952 at age 77.
  • Johanna Rietbrock became a widow at his death.
  • He was interred at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Schleswig Township, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.
  • The following appeared in a local newspaper: Funera1 services were beld Saturday morning for Peter Adams, 77, who died at his home Wednesday afternoon. The services were held from the S. S. Peter and Paul Catholic church with interment in the church cemetery. /P/ The deceased was born in Germany December 7, 1874, and came to this country at the age of six, and settled in the town of Rhine with his parents, Jacob and Katherine Adams. /P/ November 9, 1910, he was married to Miss Johanna Rietbrock of the town of Herman. The couple spent their entire married life on the Adams homestead farm. /P/ Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Miss Leona, Sheboygan, and Mrs. Reinhold Dennerlein, Johnsonville; six sons, Arno, Town Russell, Gilbert, Hubert, Wilbur and Vernon, at home, and Earl with the U. S. army in Germany; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. George Nauth of Kiel and Mrs. Adam Mueller of Sheboygan, and a brother, Jacob of Sheboygan.
  • The following appeared on 27 October 1955 in the Sheboygan Press: Mrs. Johanna Adams, 63, of Route 1, Elkhart Lake, widow of the late Peter Adams, died early Wednesday evening at St. Nicholas Hospital. She had been a patient at the hospital for the past 10 days.
         The former Johanna Reitbrock, she was born Sept. 1, 1892, in the town of Herman, a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Bender Rietbrock. She attended district schools and, on Nov. 9, 1910, was married to Peter Adams of the town of Rhine.
         Prior to Mr. Adam's death in June, 1952, the couple operated the Adams homestead farm in the town of Rhine, six miles southeast of Kiel. /P/ Survivors include two daughters, Miss Leona Adams and Mrs. Reinhold (Roma) Dennerlin, of Sheboygan; six sons, Gilbert, Hubert, Wilber and Ver of the town of Russell, and Sgt. Earl Adams, in the armed forces, and six grandchildren.
         She is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Alma Stauss, of the town of Herman, Mrs. Hilda Voecks, of Rockford, Ill., and Mrs. Erna Negley, of Columbus, Ohio, and two brothers, Arthur, of the town of Herman, and Louis, of Sheboygan. One brother and one sister also preceded her in death.
         Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home, Kiel, with the Rev. F.X. Kheil, pastor of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.
  • Last Edited: 30 Jun 2013

Family: Johanna Rietbrock b. 1 September 1892, d. 26 October 1955