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Descendants of  James Bridgeman and Alice Naughton


Generation No. 1

1. James1 Bridgeman was born in County Limerick?, Ireland, and died Aft. 1851 in Ireland. He married Alice Naughton 09 February 1839 in Shanagolden Parish, Limerick, Ireland, daughter of ?? Naughton. She was born Abt. 1816 in Ireland, and died 04 January 1888 in Spring Green, Sauk, Wi. Alice emigrated to the US abt. 1858.

James Bridgeman is listed as owning land in 1851, Shanagolden, Village of Shanagolden, Limerick, Ireland per Griffiths Valuation for Limerick

Obituary for Alice Naughton Bridgeman Fagan:

The Weekly Home News, Spring Green, Sauk Co, WI (vol. VII, no. 14), page 2:

_____ Died, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1888, at the home of her son, P. Bridgeman of this town, Mrs. Alice Fagan, aged 75 years. Deceased was one of the pioneers, coming here about 30 years ago. She passed away calmly, her death resulting from old age. She had been very active in her younger days which accounts for the ripe old age she attained. The remains will be entered in the Catholic Cemetery in this place on Saturday next, waiting for the arrival of relatives.

Children of James Bridgeman and Alice Naughton are:

+ 2 i. Patrick2 Bridgeman, born 25 December 1839 in Shanagolden, County Limerick, Ireland; died 20 September 1918 in Town of Tainter, Dunn Co, WI. Baptized 28 Dec. 1839.

3 ii. Helen Bridgeman, born July 1842 in Shanagolden Parish, County Limerick, Ireland. Baptism: 11 July 1842, Shanagolden Parish, County Limerick, Ireland

4 iii. Ellen (or Alice?) Bridgeman, born March 1845 in Shanagolden, County Limerick, Ireland; died 06 August 1896 in Chicago, Cook, IL. Emigration: 1852

The Weekly Home News, Spring Green, Sauk Co, WI (Vol. XIV, no. 46), Aug. 6, 1896, page 2:

____Mr. P. Brideman was called to Chicago last Sunday night by the illness of his sister, Miss Nellie Bridgeman. Word has been received here since he left that there is very little hope of his sister's recovery.

The Weekly Home News, Spring Green, Sauk Co, WI (Vol. XV, no. 47), August 13, 1896, page 2:

OBITUARY -- ELLEN BRIDGEMAN

Ellen Bridgeman was born in Limerick County, Ireland in 1845 and came to this country in 1852. Died in Chicago, Aug. 6, 1896 and was buried in the Catholic Cemetery at Spring Green, August 8th. The cause of death was phthisis.

Miss Bridgeman made her home with her brother P. Bridgeman near this village, but a greater part of her time was spent in Chicago. She will long be remembered by her neighbors for her noble qualities and pure womanhood!

Note: Shanagolden Parish record shows "Alice" Bridgeman, bap. 19 Mar 1845. Are Alice & Ellen the same person? Or, which is the Ellen who emigrated to the U.S.?

+ 5 iv. John Bridgeman, born November 1948 in Stokesfield, Limerick, Ireland; died 1933 in Adams Co, Iowa. Baptized 18 Nov. 1848.

Generation No. 2

2. Patrick2 Bridgeman (James1) was born 25 December 1839 in Shanagolden, County Limerick, Ireland, and died 20 September 1918 in Town of Tainter, Dunn Co, WI. He married Mary Miliken 27 April 1872 in St. Raphael's Church - Madison, Dane Co., WI, daughter of Michael Miliken and Honora Grogan. She was born 19 June 1839 in Rosshill (Coolteengowan), Parish of Kildysart, County Clare, Ireland, and died 14 November 1913 in Spring Green, Sauk, WI.

Family lore says that Patrick Bridgeman was sent first to England to school and then to the United States in 1851 - when he was only about 12. Naturalization: 01 October 1868, Declaration of Intent to Apply for Citizenship: 1 Oct 1868 in Dane Co. WI

He was listed in the 1880 Wisconsin Census in Sauk Co, Spring Green Twp, WI with his wife Mary, age 37, and children James 7, John 6, Alice 4, Michael 1, and mother Alice Fagan, age 65, and brother John, age 29.

The Weekly Home News, Spring Green, Sauk Co, WI (Sep. 26, 1918), p. 1:

OBITUARY - BRIDGEMAN

Patrick Bridgeman died September 20th, 1918, at the home of his son Michael, near Menomonie, where he had been visiting for three weeks. For several years he had been in delicate health but his condition was considered no worse than usual four days before his death and even then, though a physician was called, it was thought that his trouble was only a passing illness.

Mr. Bridgeman was born in Limerick, Ireland, December 25th, 1839, coming to America when he was twelve years old. For seven years he made his home at Shellbourne, New York. In 1858 he came to Wisconsin, where he made his home the remainder of his life excepting two winters he spent in the south on account of poor health. This sojourn in the southern climate proved beneficial and in 1861 he returned to Wisconsin, where, in 1865 he bought the farm north of Spring Green, which was the family home until they removed to this village four years ago last April.

Mr. Bridgeman and Miss Mary Milikin were married April 23rd, 1872, at Madison, and to them were born six children, five of whom are living, as follows: James, Spring Green; John, Muscoda; Michael, Menomonie, and Misses Alice and Nora of Spring Green. One brother, John Bridgeman, of Lenox, Iowa, also survives. There are also six grandchildren. Mrs. Bridgeman died November 14th, 1913.

The decedent was a man whose judgment was particularly keen and he took an active interest in affairs. His advice was sought in perfect confidence and was wisely given to neighbors and friends. He dealt fairly and justly with all and enjoyed the esteem of old and young.

Funeral services were held in St. John's church in this village last Tuesday morning, Rev. J. B. Brudermanns officiating, and his body was laid at rest in the Catholic cemetery.

Those from a distance who came to attend the funeral were: John Bridgemann, Lenox, Iowa; John Curtin, Madison; Tim Curtin, Marshfield; Mrs. Margaret Cunneen, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Walsh, Blue Mounds; T. T. Norton, Miss Nellie Norton, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pollard, Dennis Shannon, Dodgeville; Mrs. Mary Grace, Miss Minnie Grace, Waukesha; Mr. and Mrs. John Delaney, Mrs. Dolan, Avoca; Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Dunbar, Clyde, James McCue, Jay McCue and Mrs. James King, Black Earth.

Notes for Mary Miliken:

Mary Miliken - Baptized 22 June 1839 in County Claire, Parish of Kildysart. Sponsors: Sinon Melican and Catherine Connors. (From Parish Records, Clare Heritage Center, Corofin, Co. Clare, Ireland.) Probably born between 19th and 22nd of June. At this time the priest recorded the family's address as Rosshill. Rosshill is not a townland in its own right but is rather an area situated within the bigger townland of Coolteengowan. Coolteengowan is a townland (a townland being the smallest rural division of a Parish) of approximately 246 acres situated in the Parish of Kildysart.

Mary Bridgeman, born in County Clare, Ireland, had curly, dark brown hair and brown eyes, was medium in height and rather slim. She had a very loving nature, so everyone loved her in return. It is said, that in raising her children, she ruled with kindness so seldom needed to resort to discipline. Her love of the outdoors resulted in a fondness for flowers, trees, birds and animals. Mary has left a Bible that has her marriage date recorded by her husband, Patrick Bridgeman. They were married in St. Raphael's Church of Madison, Wis. - Miliken and Curtin Family History and Family Tree, p. 2.

 

The Weekly Home News, Spring Green, Sauk Co, WI (November 20, 1913), p. 1:

OBITUARY - BRIDGEMAN

Mrs. Patrick Bridgeman died at the family home in the town of Spring Green last Friday. Although Mrs. Bridgeman has been in poor health for several weeks, her condition seemed to be much improved, and her death came without warning from another stroke of paralysis. Her life has been a useful one and her loss will be keenly felt, not alone in her family, but among a large circle of friends and neighbors.

Mary Miliken was born in county Clare, Ireland, seventy-two years ago and came to America when a child. She was united in marriage with Patrick Bridgeman April 23d, 1872, and since that time their home has been on the Bridgeman farm northwest of this village. To this union six children were born, all of whom survive. Deceased leaves to mourn her loss her husband, her children, John of Muscoda, Mike of Menomonie, James, Alice, Mary and Honora who live on the home farm; two sisters, Mesdames Cunneen and Ross; two brothers, John and Tim Curtin, and four grandchildren.

The funeral was held st St. John's church Monday morning, the pastor, Rev. J. B. Brudermanns, officiating and the body was placed at rest in the Catholic cemetery.

Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. John Curtin and son J. H. Curtin, of Madison; Tim Curtin of Marshfield; Mrs. Margaret Cunneen, Blue Mound; Mrs. Johanna Ross, Brookfield, Illinois; John Bridgeman, Lenox, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. John Bridgeman and two children, Muscoda; Mike Bridgeman, Menomonie.

Children of Patrick Bridgeman and Mary Miliken are:

6 i. James3 Bridgeman, born 21 January 1873 in Town of Spring Green, Sauk Co, WI; died 24 February 1952 in Spring Green, Sauk, WI.

The Weekly Home News, Spring Green, Sauk Co. (Feb. 28, 1952), vol. 71, no. 33, p. 1:

JAS. BRIDGEMAN DIES
WAS BIG HOLLOW NATIVE AND FARMER

James Bridgeman, who was born on a farm in Big Hollow and who lived on or near it most of his life, died Sunday at the age of 79. Mr. Bridgeman was born Jan. 21, 1873, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Bridgeman. He was born and grew up on the Big Hollow farm, lived on it most of his life except for a few years spent traveling in the West and continued to work the farm even after he moved to Spring Green. He retired only a few years ago.

Mr. Bridgeman is survived by his sisters, Miss Alice and Miss Nora Bridgeman, with whom he lived, and by several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held this morning (Thursday) at 9 o'clock in St. John's Catholic Church, Rev. Joseph Flad officiating. Burial in St. John's Cemetery.

+ 7 ii. John Bridgeman, born 28 May 1874; died 21 December 1946 in Muscoda, WI.

8 iii. Alice Bridgeman, born 25 August 1876 in Town of Spring Green, Sauk Co, WI; died 13 July 1958 in Spring Green, Sauk, WI. Never married

+ 9 iv. Michael M. Bridgeman, born 23 April 1879 in Town of Spring Green, Sauk Co, WI; died 09 August 1950 in Town of Tainter, Dunn Co, WI.

10 v. Mary Ellen Bridgeman, born 12 December 1880 in Wisconsin; died 17 March 1917 in Spring Green, Sauk, WI.

11 vi. Honora (Nora) E. Bridgeman, born 05 August 1882 in Twp Bear Creek, Spring Green, Sauk, WI; died 29 July 1966 in Madison, Dane Co, WI.

5. John2 Bridgeman (James1) was born December 1850 in Stokesfield, Limerick, Ireland, and died 1933 in Adams Co, Iowa. He married Margaret Ann Shannon Abt. 1882 in Wisconsin. She was born March 1855 in Pennsylvania, and died Aft. 1920 in Adams Co, Iowa.

John Bridgeman was listed in the 1900 Federal Census in Adams Co, Mercer Twp, Iowa ED 4, Sh 7, with wife Margaret and children: Ellen, James, Daniel, Mary, Alice, Lizzie, John, William and Len.

Children of John Bridgeman and Margaret Shannon are:

12 i. Helen3 Bridgeman, born March 1883 in Wisconsin. She married Henry Aymami and had 5 children.

+ 13 ii. James Bridgeman, born 03 May 1884 in Iowa; died August 1972 in Corning, Adams Co, Iowa.

14 iii. Daniel Bridgeman, born January 1886 in Iowa; died 1958 in Iowa. Never married

15 iv. Mary Margaret Bridgeman, born 22 February 1888 in Iowa; died 1978. Never married - twin to Alice Julia

16 v. Alice Julia Bridgeman, born 22 February 1888 in Iowa; died October 1975 in Corning, Adams Co, Iowa. Never married - twin to Mary Margaret

17 vi. Elizabeth L. Bridgeman, born 20 September 1889 in Iowa; died 14 October 1992 in Corning, Adams Co, Iowa. Never married

18 vii. John Bridgeman, born 08 June 1891 in Iowa; died May 1969 in Creston, Union, IA. Never married

19 viii. William L. Bridgeman, born June 1894 in Iowa.

20 ix. Lee Francis Bridgeman, born 1900 in Iowa; died 1974 in Iowa. Never married

21 x. Mable Bridgeman, born 1897 in Iowa; died 1897 in Iowa. Lived only 16 days.

Generation No. 3

7. John3 Bridgeman (Patrick2, James1) was born 28 May 1874, and died 21 December 1946 in Muscoda, WI. He married Julia Dunbar 11 November 1901 in Wisconsin, daughter of John Dunbar and Mary Pollard. She was born 21 January 1876 in Wisconsin, and died 13 November 1963 in Prairie du Sac, Sauk Co, WI.

Children of John Bridgeman and Julia Dunbar are:

+ 22 i. Reginald4 Bridgeman, born 04 April 1906 in Wisconsin; died February 1973 in Richland Co, WI.

+ 23 ii. Marian Bridgeman, born 04 November 1911.

+ 24 iii. Robert Bridgeman, born 26 August 1918; died May 1980 in Wisconsin.

9. Michael M.3 Bridgeman (Patrick2, James1) was born 23 April 1879 in Town of Spring Green, Sauk Co, WI, and died 09 August 1950 in Town of Tainter, Dunn Co, WI. He married Nora Agnes Parkinson 18 January 1910 in St. Patrick's Church, Loretto, Sauk Co, WI, daughter of Daniel Parkinson and Catharine Cavanaugh. She was born 18 January 1886 in Town of Bear Creek, Sauk Co, WI, and died 20 February 1955 in Town of Tainter, Dunn Co, WI.

The Home News, Spring Green, Sauk Co, WI (Jan. 20, 1910), p. 1:

BRIDGEMAN-PARKINSON

Michael Bridgeman and Miss Nora Parkinson were married Tuesday, January 18, 1910, at St. Patrick's church;, Loreto, Rev. Fr. Rupprechter officiating. The wedding was a quiet one, only the immediate relatives being present. After the ceremony at the church the party went to the home of the bride's mother where a bountiful wedding dinner was served.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Catharine Parkinson of Bear Creek, in which town she has always lived and where she has made hosts of friends by her kind and loving disposition.

The groom is well-known and might be counted a Spring Green boy, having always lived on his father's farm a few miles north of this village. He graduated from the Spring Green high school and since has managed the large Bridgeman farm. He is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Bridgeman, pioneer residents of this locality, and is a young man with no bad habits to handicap him, possessing all the necessary qualifications for a useful life. He is a hard-working, modern farmer-businessman, and has the integrity and preservance which win. Mike's friends are numbered by his acquaintances and they all wish him and his wife the happiness of a long life together.

Mr. and Mrs. Bridgeman departed on the east-bound passenger train Tuesday afternoon for a short wedding trip.

The Dunn Co. News, Menomonie, WI (Feb. 23, 1955), p. 5:

OBITUARY: Mrs. Michael Bridgeman

Nora Bridgeman, 69, 1107 7th St., died Sunday a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Schwartz, Route 2, city.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 9:30 at the Stanton Funeral Home and 10 o'clock from St. Joseph's Catholic church, Father Alvin Daul officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Nora Parkinson was born the daughter of Daniel Parkinson and Catharine Cavanaugh, Jan. 18, 1886, in Sauk county, Wisconsin. On January 18, 1910, she was united in marriage with Michael Bridgeman, at St. Patrick's church, Loretto. They lived on the Bridgeman homestead farm in Sauk county for two years before moving to a farm in the town of Tainter, Dunn county, which they operated until 1944, when they moved to Menomonie.

Mrs. Bridgeman is survived by one son, Maurice J. , Menomonee Falls; two daughters, Mary Catharine, Mrs. C. W. Schwartz, Menomonie, and Alice, Mrs. David Sebora, Chilton; two brothers, Daniel Parkinson, Richland Center; and a sister, Mrs. Nellie Scholl Maurer, Reedsburg, and 10 grandchildren. She was proceded in death by her husband, three children who died in infancy, and two brothers, James and Martin Parkinson.

Mrs. Bridgeman was very active in church and civic affairs until a few years ago when ill health forced her to retire from community activities.

Children of Michael Bridgeman and Nora Parkinson are:

+ 25 i. Mary Catharine4 Bridgeman, born 21 July 1911 in Spring Green, Sauk, WI; died 12 November 1991 in Menomonie, Dunn Co, WI.

+ 26 ii. Maurice James Bridgeman, born 13 November 1912 in Menomonie, Dunn Co, WI; died 06 March 1980 in Menomonee Falls, WI.

27 iii. Theron Michael Bridgeman, born 22 November 1914 in Town of Tainter, Dunn Co, WI; died 31 August 1919 in Town of Tainter, Dunn Co, WI.

28 iv. Alice Marie Bridgeman, born 14 January 1916 in Menomonie, Dunn Co, WI; died 15 January 1916 in Menomonie, Dunn Co, WI.

29 v. Francis Bridgeman, born 18 January 1918 in Menomonie, Dunn Co, WI; died 19 January 1918 in Menomonie, Dunn Co, WI.

+ 30 vi. Alice Elizabeth Bridgeman, born 28 March 1923 in Town of Tainter, Dunn Co, WI; died 02 April 1996 in Two Rivers, WI.

13. James3 Bridgeman (John2, James1) was born 03 May 1884 in Iowa, and died August 1972 in Corning, Adams Co, Iowa. He married Elizabeth Sullivan 1915. She was born 1893, and died 1929. Lived on farm southeast of Corning, Iowa

Children of James Bridgeman and Elizabeth Sullivan are:

31 i. Francis4 Bridgeman, born 1917 in Iowa; died 1943 in South Africa. Killed during WWII while taking part in the African campaign.

+ 32 ii. John C. Bridgeman, born 24 December 1919 in Taylor Co., Iowa; died 18 July 1989 in Corning, Iowa.

+ 33 iii. Margaret Ann Bridgeman, born 30 December 1921 in Taylor Co., Iowa; died 25 January 1991 in Corning, Adams Co, Iowa.

34 iv. James Patrick Bridgeman, born in Iowa.

Generation No. 4

22. Reginald4 Bridgeman (John3, Patrick2, James1) was born 04 April 1906 in Wisconsin, and died February 1973 in Richland Co, WI. He married Leola Hudson 17 October 1934. She was born 08 May 1909, and died 1982.

Children of Reginald Bridgeman and Leola Hudson are:

+ 35 i. Judy5 Bridgeman

+ 36 ii. Lenora Bridgeman

23. Marian4 Bridgeman (John3, Patrick2, James1) was born 04 November 1911. She married Rudolph Kratochwell 24 June 1933. He was born 03 June 1910.

Child of Marian Bridgeman and Rudolph Kratochwell is:

37 i. Thomas R.5 Kratochwell

24. Robert4 Bridgeman (John3, Patrick2, James1) was born 26 August 1918, and died May 1980 in Wisconsin. He married Carmen Chitwood 04 August 1942. She was born 15 February 1921, and died 23 June 1994 in Muscoda, Grant, WI.

Children of Robert Bridgeman and Carmen Chitwood are:

+ 38 i. Jeffery5 Bridgeman

39 ii. Richard Bridgeman. He married Marilyn ?; died 1995.

+ 40 iii. Barbara Bridgeman

25. Mary Catharine4 Bridgeman (Michael M.3, Patrick2, James1) was born 21 July 1911 in Spring Green, Sauk, WI, and died 12 November 1991 in Menomonie, Dunn Co, WI. She married Clarence William Schwartz 30 April 1938 in Menomonie, WI, son of William Schwartz and Magdalena Hartfield. He was born 02 December 1906 in Town of Weston, Dunn Co, WI, and died 10 February 1989 in Menomonie, Dunn Co, WI. Dairy Farmer

Mary C. Moved with her family to Route 2, Town of Tainter, Menomonie, WI in 1912 from Spring Green, WI. After she married in 1938, she and her husband purchased the farm and remained there for the rest of their lives.

Obituary of Mary C. Schwartz
Dunn County News, Nov. 20, 1991, p. 6.


Mary Catherine Schwartz, 80, Rt. 2, Menomonie, died Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Dunn County Health Care Center.

Born July 21, 1911, in Spring Green, Sauk County, she moved to Dunn County in 1912 with her parents, Michael and Nora Parkinson Bridgeman. A graduate of the Dunn County School of Agriculture & Domestic Economy, she continued her education at Sacred Heart Hospital where she earned certification as a registered nurse. She did private duty nursing in the Dunn County area.

On April 30, 1938, she married Clarence W. Schwartz at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. After marriage they farmed in the Town of Weston until 1944 when they moved to the Town of Tainter where they farmed and lived the rest of their lives.

She taught nurses aid courses and worked at the Memorial Nursing Home until retiring from nursing. She was a member of the first 4-H boys and girls calf club in the county. Very active in 4-H activities, she was the recipient of the Dunn County 4-H alumni award. She was active in St. Joseph's PCCW and was president of the Durand Deanery Council of Catholic Women.

She is survived by two sons, Michael (Judith) Schwartz, Forreston, IL, and William (Linda) Schwartz, Glen Ellyn, IL; one sister, Alice Sebora, Two Rivers, four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 15 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Vaughn Brockman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Stanton-Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie handled arrangements.

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Obituary of Clarence W. Schwartz
Source: Dunn County News, Feb. 1989

Clarence W. Schwartz, 82, of Rt. 2, Menomonie, died Feb. 10 at his home.

The son of William and Helen (Hartfield) Schwartz, he was born Dec. 2, 1906 in the Town of Weston, Dunn County. He married Mary Catharine Bridgeman, April 30, 1938 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Menomonie. After marriage they farmed in the town of Weston until 1944 when they moved to the Town of Tainter and farmed until 1988.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Catharine; two sons, Michael Schwartz, Forreston, IL; William Schwartz, Glen Ellyn, IL; two brothers, Herman Schwartz, Elmwood; Lawrence Schwartz, Knapp; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Menomonie with the Rev. Vaughn Brockman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Stanton-Rhiel Funeral Home.

Children of Mary Bridgeman and Clarence Schwartz are:

+ 41 i. Michael William5 Schwartz

+ 42 ii. William Clarence Schwartz

26. Maurice James4 Bridgeman (Michael M.3, Patrick2, James1) was born 13 November 1912 in Menomonie, Dunn Co, WI, and died 06 March 1980 in Menomonee Falls, WI. He married Laura Honora Alt 02 September 1935. She was born 06 January 1915.

Children of Maurice Bridgeman and Laura Alt are:

+ 43 i. Patricia Ann5 Bridgeman

+ 44 ii. Terry M. Bridgeman

45 iii. James R. Bridgeman. He married Jacqueline DeForge 14 August 1965 in Longview, WA; born 27 July 1948 in Burlington, VT; died 21 February 1994 in Winlock, WA.

+ 46 iv. Dennis Patrick Bridgeman

+ 47 v. Thomas J. Bridgeman, born 14 May 1948 in Wisconsin; died January 1984.

48 vi. Michael Bridgeman

30. Alice Elizabeth4 Bridgeman (Michael M.3, Patrick2, James1) was born 28 March 1923 in Town of Tainter, Dunn Co, WI, and died 02 April 1996 in Two Rivers, WI. She married David H. Sebora 18 May 1946 in Menomonie, Dunn Co, WI. He was born 09 September 1916.

--Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc-Two Rivers, Wis, Thursday, April 4, 1996, p. A-2. OBITUARY:

Alice B. Sebora, age 73, of 2530 34th St., Two Rivers, died Tuesday evening, April 2, 1966, at her home.

She lived a full and very interesting life, but not without some pain.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 8, 1996 at St. Mark Catholic Church, Two Rivers. Rev. Ron Reimer will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial of ashes after cremation will be at St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, Menomonie (Dunn County), Wis.

She was born March 28, 1923, daughter of the late Michael and Nora Parkinson Bridgeman, in Menomonie, Wis. Alice attended public and parochial schools at Menomonie graduting from Menomonie High School in 1941. She then earned a Bachelor of Philosophy in Journalism from Marquette University in 1945. In 1974, she completed class work for certification in Secondary Education from Silver Lake College, Manitowoc.

On May 18, 1946, she married Attorney David H. Sebora at St. Joseph Church, Menomonie. The couple lived in Chilton, Wis. for 30 years where David served as Calumet County Judge. In April of 1975, the couple divorced. Over a period of 35 years, Alice worked as a news reporter and special assignment writer for the Milwaukee Sentinel, Milwaukee Journal, Chilton Times Journal, Appleton Post Crescent, Sheboyugan Press, and Oshkosh Northwestern. In 1946 she founded and published the Calumet Shopper, which is believed to have been the first Shopper's Guide in Wisconsin. She moved to Manitowoc County in 1974, where she was employed as Educational Services Coordinator for the Unified Health Board (now Human Services Department), until her retirement in 1987.

Alice served on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association on Alcohol and other Drug Abuse for 12 years, and was a member of its Executive Board, as Education Chairperson, for six years. During her tenure with WAAODA, she received several awards for her work in prevention activities. She served on the organizational committee of Marco Service, Inc., Manitowoc County's transitional living facility for recovering chemical dependents and remained as Vice President of its Board of Directors until the time of her death. In 1985 she was commissioned in Ministry by the Diocese of Green Bay. She served as vice chair and chairman of the St. Mark Pastoral Council, and one term on the Two Rivers Catholic Central School Board of Education.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Nora Sebora and Michael Peterson, Stevens Point; Sheila and James Lutiger, Hudson; Peggy and Ron San Felippo, East Troy; two sons and daughters-in-law, David Sebora and Jennifer McQuire, Neenah; Attorney Marc and Jenni Sebora, Lester Prairie, Minn.; two granddaughters, Sarah and Catie Lutiger; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Laura Bridgeman, Menomonie Falls, and her former husband, retired Judge David H. Sebora, Port Charlotte, Fla. and Waupaca; nieces, nephews, many friends also survive. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Catharine Schwartz, and two brothers, Maurice and Theron Bridgeman.

Friends may call at the Klein and Stangel Funder Home from 5-8 pm Sunday where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, Two Rivers, the Visiting Nurses Hospice Program, or the donor's choice.

Children of Alice Bridgeman and David Sebora are:

49 i. Peggy5 Sebora. She married Ron San Filippo

50 ii. Nora Jane Sebora, born 02 May 1947. She married Michael Peterson

+ 51 iii. Sheila Catharine Sebora

52 iv. David Kevin Sebora. He married Jennifer McGuire.

+ 53 v. Marc Andrew Sebora

32. John C.4 Bridgeman (James3, John2, James1) was born 24 December 1919 in Taylor Co., Iowa, and died 18 July 1989 in Corning, Iowa. He married Alice M. Shearburn 09 August 1949 in St. Patrick's Church, Corning, Iowa, daughter of Glen Shearburn and Etha Ogburn. She was born in Iowa.

From the Adams County (Iowa) History Book (1984), p. 123 --

JOHN AND ALICE BRIDGEMAN

John and Alice were married August 9, 1949 at Saint Patrick's Church in Corning, Iowa officiated by Father Powers. At this time John was in the implement business with Owen Schafroth. Four years later he went into the plumbing business for himself and served the people of Adams County until November 4, 1964.

He had an accident and could not work for two years, he then became the manager of the Liquor Store until January 1, 1982, when he retired to our farm south of Corning.

We have three children: Dianne Kinder; Bill of Corning, and Elizabeth Motsinger of Marion Iowa. Five grandchildren: Angie and Aaron Kinder; Shelly and Joel Bridgeman; and Christopher Motsinger.

John's grandfather, John Bridgeman, came over from Ireland when he was 4 years old in 1854, and the family settled in Wisconsin. He married Margaret Shannon and in 1884, they moved to Iowa and purchased a farm in Mercer Township. Ten children were born: Helen, James, Daniel, William, Mary, Alice, Elizabeth, John, Leo, and Mable. Of this family, Elizabeth age 94 is the only one left.

John's father, James (1884-1972), was married to Elizabeth Sullivan (1893-1929) in 1915, and lived on a farm southeast of Corning. Four children were born, Francis, John, Margaret, and Patrick. But Elizabeth never saw her children grow up, as she passed away when Pat was only one year old. Where upon the children moved to Creston to live with their aunts.

James remained a farmer for many years and they moved to Prescott where he became a plumber and a windmill man, last moving to Corning in 1958.

Francis, his oldest son, was killed during World War II while taking part in the African Campaign. Alice's father, Glen Shearburn (1897-1960), was adopted by William and Martha (Clark) Shearburn when he was 3 years old. Like his father he was a farmer and lived his entire life on a farm south of Corning. He married Etha Ogburn in 1924 and three children were born: Dorothy, Glenn Jr., and Alice. Their first born, Dorothy, passed away in 1957. Junior married Lydia Dueling in 1949 and now lives in Arkansas. Alice was born and raised on this farm where we live. Eight years in a one room schoolhouse then to High School. She has been a nurses Aid and a housewife.

John was educated in Creston and farmed with his father. February 1942 to December 1945 he was an Aircraft Mechanic and Flight Engineer in the Air Force during WW II. Serving the Pacific Theatre and Japan three days after D-Day.

The farm on Mercer Township will be a century farm in 1985, as also this farm has been in Alice's family since 1888, so it, too, will be a century farm in 1988. Submitted by John and Alice Bridgeman (in 1984).

Children of John Bridgeman and Alice Shearburn are:

+ 54 i. Dianne Marie5 Bridgeman

+ 55 ii. William Dean Bridgeman

+ 56 iii. Elizabeth Ann Bridgeman

33. Margaret Ann4 Bridgeman (James3, John2, James1) was born 30 December 1921 in Taylor Co., Iowa, and died 25 January 1991 in Corning, Adams Co, Iowa. She married Harry A. Grout 30 December 1947 in Denver, CO.

Children of Margaret Bridgeman and Harry Grout are:

+ 57 i. Francis James5 Grout

58 ii. June Marie Grout, born 01 April 1954; died 21 November 1974.

59 iii. Harry A. Grout married Susan Brzenski

60 iv. John James Grout

+ 61 v. Charles Robert Grout

62 vi. Janet Audrey Grout,married John Offerdahl.

Generation No. 5

35. Judy5 Bridgeman (Reginald4, John3, Patrick2, James1) David Bibi.

Children of Judy Bridgeman and David Bibi are:

63 i. David6 Bibi

64 ii. Justine Bibi

65 iii. Derek Bibi

36. Lenora5 Bridgeman (Reginald4, John3, Patrick2, James1) married Laurence Balousek.

Children of Lenora Bridgeman and Laurence Balousek are:

66 i. Tia Ann6 Balousek

67 ii. Tracy Lee Balousek

68 iii. Tara Lynn Balousek

38. Jeffery5 Bridgeman (Robert4, John3, Patrick2, James1) married Mary Pechan.

Child of Jeffery Bridgeman and Mary Pechan is:

69 i. Tony6 Bridgeman.

40. Barbara5 Bridgeman (Robert4, John3, Patrick2, James1) married Terry Koch 1973.

Children of Barbara Bridgeman and Terry Koch are:

70 i. Robert6 Koch

71 ii. Jerry Koch

41. Michael William5 Schwartz (Mary Catharine4 Bridgeman, Michael M.3, Patrick2, James1) married Judith Mae Lindsley, daughter of Robert Lindsley and Verna Brabender.

Children of Michael Schwartz and Judith Lindsley are:

72 i. Thomas Michael6 Schwartz, married and divorced Caren Trine; married Tammy ?.

73 ii. Brian Wayne Schwartz, married and divorced Keri Mariane Karst-Reick; married Melissa Roseann Karker.

42. William Clarence5 Schwartz (Mary Catharine4 Bridgeman, Michael M.3, Patrick2, James1) married Linda Kay Tremble, daughter of John Tremble and Jean Score.

Children of William Schwartz and Linda Tremble are:

+ 74 i. Theodore David6 Schwartz, married and divorced Tammy Gaare; married Tracy Nolen.

75 ii. Elizabeth Anne Schwartz

43. Patricia Ann5 Bridgeman (Maurice James4, Michael M.3, Patrick2, James1) married John Knuth, son of Harold Knuth and Evelyn Meverden.

Children of Patricia Bridgeman and John Knuth are:

76 i. Elizabeth6 Knuth

+ 77 ii. Peter John Knuth

+ 78 iii. Margaret Jean Knuth

+ 79 iv. Mark Andrew Knuth

80 v. Katherine Ann Knuth

+ 81 vi. Jennifer Kyra Knuth

44. Terrance Michael5 Bridgeman (Maurice James4, Michael M.3, Patrick2, James1) born 22 June 1938, died January 1992; married Gale Phyllis Sindorf on 7 January 1961.

Child of Terry Bridgeman and Gale Sendorf is:

82 i. Robin Lynn6 Bridgeman. Child of Robin Bridgeman is Megan Elisabeth Bridgeman.

46. Dennis Patrick5 Bridgeman (Maurice James4, Michael M.3, Patrick2, James1) married Elizabeth Amick Skaggs

Child of Dennis Bridgeman and Elizabeth Skaggs is:

83 i. Alice Patricia6 Bridgeman

47. Thomas J.5 Bridgeman (Maurice James4, Michael M.3, Patrick2, James1) was born 14 May 1948 in Wisconsin, and died January 1984. He married Kris ?.

Children of Thomas Bridgeman and Kris ? are:

84 i. Mathew6 Bridgeman.

85 ii. Sarah Bridgeman.

51. Sheila Catharine5 Sebora (Alice Elizabeth4 Bridgeman, Michael M.3, Patrick2, James1) married James Lutiger.

Children of Sheila Sebora and James Lutiger are:

86 i. Sarah6 Lutiger.

87 ii. Catie Lutiger.

53. Marc Andrew5 Sebora (Alice Elizabeth4 Bridgeman, Michael M.3, Patrick2, James1) married Jennifer Louise Schultz, daughter of Walter Schultz and Iris Pawelk.

Child of Marc Sebora and Jennifer Schultz is:

88 i. Caleb David6 Sebora

54. Dianne Marie5 Bridgeman (John C.4, James3, John2, James1) married Steven Kinder

Children of Dianne Bridgeman and Steven Kinder are:

89 i. Angie Marie6 Kinder

90 ii. Aaron Michael Kinder

55. William Dean5 Bridgeman (John C.4, James3, John2, James1) married Teresa Freemeyer .

Children of William Bridgeman and Teresa Freemeyer are:

+ 91 i. Shelly Lea6 Bridgeman

92 ii. Joel Patrick Bridgeman

56. Elizabeth Ann5 Bridgeman (John C.4, James3, John2, James1) married Dale Motsinger.

Child of Elizabeth Bridgeman and Dale Motsinger is:

93 i. Christopher Michael6 Motsinger

57. Francis James5 Grout (Margaret Ann4 Bridgeman, James3, John2, James1) married Ruth A. Jurgens

Children of Francis Grout and Ruth Jurgens are:

94 i. Leonard E.6 Grout

+ 95 ii. Francis J. Grout

96 iii. April M. Grout

61. Charles Robert5 Grout (Margaret Ann4 Bridgeman, James3, John2, James1) married Olga Galvan

Children of Charles Grout and Olga Galvan are:

97 i. Jeremiah6 Grout

98 ii. Victoria Ann Grout

99 iii. Elizabeth Marie Grout

100 iv. Margaret Ann Grout


 


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Linda Schwartz


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