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Mathias Balthazar FIRMENICH[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

Male 1838 - 1931


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  • Name  Mathias Balthazar FIRMENICH 
    Born  Feb 1838  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1880  Brighton, Marathon Co., Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence  1882  Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Died  26 Sep 1931  Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From Superior Telegram, Sept 29, 1931

      AGED PIONEER LAID TO REST
      M.B. Firmenich, 91, Buried in Ashland Cemetery After Final Rites

      ASHLAND, Wis - Final rites for Mathias B. Firmenich, 91, pioneer resident of Ashland and a charter member of the Chequamegon Bay Old Settler's club. who died Saturday were to be held Tuesday morning at the A.F. Anderson residence, 900 Ninth avenue west at 9 o'clock and at the St. Agnes church at 9:30. Burial was to be made in St. Agnes cemetery.
      Born in Cologne, Germany, February 11, 1840, Mr. Firmenich came to Milwaukee in May 1847 and settled with his parents on a farm located in the wilderness 25 miles from that city.
      Coming in contact with Indians who the inhabited the region, he learned to weave baskets from ash wood, a hobby which he enjoyed until the time of his death. His marriage to Miss Pauline Thompson took place at Green Bay, February 11, 1867. Mrs. Firmenich preceded him in death by 21 years.

      Lived With Daughter

      Mr. Firmenich first worked in Ashland as a millwright for the Miller and Ritchie company. He was employed there for four years. and later became connected with D.W. Mowatt firm where he was employed until 1905. He also lived on a farm near Sanborn until 1916. For the past few years he has been making his home with his daughter. Mrs. Andrew Anderson on Ninth avenue west.

      Survivors Listed

      Surviving are: Five daughters, Mrs. Emma Martin, Milwaukee; Mrs. William McKinley, Seattle; Mrs. Tom Gorman, Iron Mountain, Mich.; Mrs. Joseph Fabro and Mrs. A.F. Anderson, Ashland. Two sons, Henry of Elma, Manitoba, and Albert of International Falls; fifty-two grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
      Six of his grandchildren saw service in France during the World war.
    Mathias Firmenich Obituary
    Mathias Firmenich Obituary
    Mathias Firmenich Obituary - Superior (Wis) Telegram - 29 Sep 1931
    Buried  26 Sep 1931  Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Mathias Firmenich
    Mathias Firmenich
    Mathias Firmenich
    Person ID  I329  Brian & Darcy Zalewski | Brian's Direct Line
    Last Modified  26 Jul 2010 

    Father  Johann Peter FIRMENICH,   b. Abt 1792, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1872, Brown, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anna Marie VOISSEL,   b. Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860 
    Married  30 Mar 1832  Buervenich, Rheinland, Preussen Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F195  Group Sheet

    Family  Paulina Henrietta THOMPSON,   b. 5 May 1849, Granville, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910, Sanborn, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Feb 1867  Holland, Brown, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 10, 13, 14
    Children 
     1. Albert J M FIRMENICH,   b. 29 Mar 1868, Wrightstown, Brown, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938
     2. Mary F FIRMENICH,   b. 19 Jan 1870, Wrightstown, Brown, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1913
     3. Henry William FIRMENICH,   b. 14 Aug 1871, Wrightstown, Brown, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1941
    >4. Emma Jane FIRMENICH,   b. 23 Jun 1873, Wrightstown, Brown, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1941, Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Frank Charles FIRMENICH,   b. 23 May 1875, Wrightstown, Brown, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1941
     6. Anna P FIRMENICH,   b. 13 Jun 1877, Wrightstown, Brown, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885
     7. Hattie Bertha FIRMENICH,   b. 14 Jul 1879, Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1885
     8. Edmond F FIRMENICH,   b. 4 Dec 1880, Brighton, Marathon Co., Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1885
     9. Sarah E FIRMENICH,   b. 9 Dec 1882, Brighton, Marathon Co., Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1885
     10. Rose C FIRMENICH,   b. 20 Sep 1885, Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1978
     11. Ida V FIRMENICH,   b. 26 Oct 1887, Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1952, Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Clara Etta FIRMENICH,   b. 12 Dec 1889, Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1981, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Edna Gertrude FIRMENICH,   b. 2 Jul 1892, Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1971, Grand Coulee, Grant, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    Mathias Firmenich Family
    Mathias Firmenich Family
    Mathias & Pauline (Thompson) Firmenich Family. The males in the back are probably Frank and Henry, but I can’t tell which one is older. I assume the two older women in the back are Emma Jane and Mary. The girl in the middle looks to be the oldest of the younger girls, so I assume it's Rose. Then from left to right it looks to be Ida, Edna, and Clara. Edna would be the one that looks really bored in the middle.
    Family ID  F103  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Feb 1838 - Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Feb 1867 - Holland, Brown, Wisconsin, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Brighton, Marathon Co., Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1882 - Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Sep 1931 - Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 Sep 1931 - Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Mathias Firmenich Family
    Mathias Firmenich Family
    Mathias & Pauline (Thompson) Firmenich Family. The males in the back are probably Frank and Henry, but I can’t tell which one is older. I assume the two older women in the back are Emma Jane and Mary. The girl in the middle looks to be the oldest of the younger girls, so I assume it's Rose. Then from left to right it looks to be Ida, Edna, and Clara. Edna would be the one that looks really bored in the middle.
    Maurice & Agnes Corrigan Parents
    Maurice & Agnes Corrigan Parents
    Emma Jane (Firmenich) Corrigan, Margaret (Stearns) Braatz, Mathias Firmenich, Frank Braatz

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Corrigan Family Memories.

    2. [S200] 1880 US Census, Town of Brighton, Marathon Co., Wisconsin; 83; p. 300A; h.1 f.1; Mathias Firmenich; 17 March 2010.

    3. [S174] 1900 US Census, Town of Sanborn, Ashland Co., Wisconsin; 15; p. 3B; h.49 f.50; Mathias Firmenich; 9 June 2010.

    4. [S190] 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Mathias Firmenich; Sanborn, Ashland Co., Wisconsin, pg. 488.

    5. [S183] 1870 US Census, Wrightstown, Brown Co., Wisconsin; p. 433B; h.25 f.25; Mathias Firmenich; 9 June 2010.

    6. [S209] FamilySearch Germany Baptisms, Firmenich, Mathias - Eicks, Rheinland, Prussia; 1816-1845.

    7. [S189] 1930 US Census, Ward 3, District 4, Ashland, Ashland Co., Wisconsin; 2-4; p. 4A; h.92 f.92; Matthias Firmenick; 9 June 2010.

    8. [S192] 1860 US Census, Morrison, Brown Co., Wisconsin; p. 189; h.1425 f.1425; Mathias Firmenich; 9 June 2010.

    9. [S181] 1910 US Census, Town of White River, Ashland Co., Wisconsin; 18; p. 5B; h.72 f.74; M B Firmenich; 9 June 2010.

    10. [S251] Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930, 1882; Batch I00837-6, Source 1275774; Ref 1248; Mathius Firminich; 11 February 1867.

    11. [S15] Obituary, Emma Jane Firmenich Obituary, April 29, 1941 - Unknown Paper.

    12. [S341] Headstone.

    13. [S47] Wisconsin Marriages, Pre-1907, 283.
      Volume 3

    14. [S5] Marriage Certificate, Mathias Firmenich & Pauline Thompson.


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