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 Joachim Leverenz

Joachim Leverenz

Death 3 Feb 1913 (aged 77)
Burial Kiel, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 35722135 · View Source
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Jochim Leverenz was born May 20, 1835 in Mechlenburg, Germany. In December of 1854, Jochim (along with his mother and three sisters) land in New York. They
first lived several years in New York State. They then moved to Illinois for two years. In 1859, Jochim purchased a farm in Charlestown, Calumet County.
On Feb. 2, 1862, he married Wilhemina Bastian. Wilhemina was born on Feb. 9, 1840 in Suckow, Michlenburg, Germany.
In 1864, Joachim enlisted in the 17th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment and remained until his discharge in July of 1865.
Joachim Leverenz Chilton Times February 8, 1913

New Holstein is called upon this week to mourn the death of one of her pioneer and prominent citizens, Joachim Leverenz, which occurred at his home in that village on Sunday night, Feb. 2nd after a prolonged illness, at the age of seventy-seven years.

The deceased was born in Mecklenberg, Schweren, Germany, Mary 20, 1835 and came to this country at the age of nineteen years locating at Lockport, N.Y., where he remained for two years and then went to Ottawa, Ill., where he was employed as a farm hand. In 1859, having decided to make Wisconsin his home, he bought a piece of land about three miles northwest of the village of New Holstein where he resided some thirty-five years.

On Feb. 2, 1862, he was married to Miss Minnie Bastian and his death occurred on the fifty-first anniversary of their wedding, make it doubly sad for his wife and companion of over a half century, who survives him.

During the civil war he gave his service to his adopted country and joined company I of the 17th Wisconsin regiment serving until honorable discharged in 1865. Returning from the war he resumed his farm work and by industry and thrift became one of the leading agriculturist of the county. In 1896 he took up his residence in the village of New Holstein where his popularity continued to grow. His interest and activity in public affairs prompted his townsmen to elect him a member of the village board of trustees, which office he held for a number of years with credit to himself and those whom he represented.

He was recognized as a man of strict integrity, good morals and always maintained a high standard of morality. He was a firm believer in education and saw that his children were given every opportunity obtainable in this line. He was naturally a religious man and did much to advance religious sentiment in the community. He was a charter member of the German Methodist church in the town of Schleswig, Manitowoc County and retained his membership in the same until his death.

He is survived by his widow and seven children, H. F. of Sheboygan, Chas. C. and Geo. L. of New Holstein, W. J. of Waldo, Mmes. Gus. Wever, J. C Reichert and Miss Lydia of New Holstein. One daughter died in infancy, the only death in the family until the husband and father was summoned. The funeral was held on Wednesday from the German Methodist Church in Schleswig.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 35722135
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joachim Leverenz (20 May 1835–3 Feb 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35722135, citing Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Kiel, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Rose Mohnsam (contributor 47105797) .