1 Wilhelm Boldewahn had an older sister named Henrietta. We believe this is a picture of her on her brother William's farm in Oshkosh Wisconsin in the late 1920s.
2 Henrietta Louise Boldewahn was born Nov 9, 1847 in the village of Gruenwald near Gramenz, Kreis Neustettin, Pommern. This is a copy of her baptism.
3 We believe she came to the United States in 1870. Here is a Henriette Boldewahn arriving in New York on June 6, 1870 on the steamship Weser from Bremen. She is 28 years old.
4 A few months later (August 1870) she marries a German named Johann Schabloski in Oshkosh Wisconsin. Johann (John) arrived from Germany in the 1860s.
5 10 years later they would be living on Nebraska Street with 4 children: Franz, Minnie, Anna and Maria. John worked in the saw mill.
6 By 1900, Henrietta and her husband were living in Oshkosh and had 8 children. John worked as a day laborer.
7 Henrietta and John would go on to have 10 children. Click above on the "Download" link to see a larger version of the family chart
8 Henrietta Boldewahn Schoblaski's obituary March 1943 from the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern. "Aged woman is summoned by death. Mrs. Henrietta Schoblaski widow of John Schoblaski passed away this morning at 1:40 o'clock at the home of her daughter Mrs. MJ Perkins 1634 Nebraska Street. Death was incident to her advanced age. She was born November 9th 1847 in Germany and was 95 years of age. When 24 years of age she came to this country and six months later was married to John Schoblaski who preceded her in death in 1916. When she came to this country she came directly to Oshkosh and had lived here ever since. Mr. and Mrs. Schoblaski built their home shortly after their marriage and she had continuously lived there. She was a member of the Christian Mother's Society of St Vincent church. Survivors are seven daughters and two sons: Frank Schoblaski , Mrs. Carl Fischer both of Oshkosh, Mrs. William Russell of Waukesha , Mrs. Andrew Miller, Mrs. Charles Safford, Thomas Schoblaski , Mrs. Emma Mirkes and Mrs. Milton Perkins all of Oshkosh and Mrs. Cora Freund of Fond du Lac ;14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 7:30 o'clock at the market funeral home and at 8 o'clock at St Vincent's Catholic Church. The Reverend Aloys Bastian will officiate. The rosary will be said Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock. Friends may view the remains from Friday afternoon up to the time of the services. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery."
9 Henrietta Boldewahn Schoblaski's funeral notice March 1943.
10 Henrietta Boldewahn & John Schoblaski's gravestone in Riverside Cemetary in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
11 One of Henreitta's sons served in World War 1. This is an application for a miliary headstone after John Schoblaski Jr died in 1935
12 John Schobloski Jr's obit in 1935.
13 John Schoblaski's gravestone in Riverside Cemetary, Oshkosh WI
14 One of Henrietta's daughters Mary. She married Andrew G Miller and had 2 children.
15 Close-up of Mary Schoblaski Miller. In the photo she is standing with her cousin Meta Boldewahn Zimmerman.
16 Henriette also had a daughter named Cora. Cora's grandson, Terry Freund was the first Oshkosh resident to be killed in the Vietnam War. This is a photo of his funeral honor guard.
17 Terry Freund's obituary 1966.
18 Cora would pass in 1986. Note the misspelling of her maiden name in her obituary: Boltavon.