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Looking for parents of Conrad Barthen (died Oct 1928)

Looking for parents of Conrad Barthen (died Oct 1928)

Posted: 1272469756000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Barthen
Conrad Barthen was born in 1854, and died Oct 6-9, 1928. I have the news articles about his death (but not the obituary). I even have the coroner's inquest. But doesn't mention anything about his parents names.

All census records say he was born in Wisconsin and that his parents were born in Germany.

He worked for HJ Toepher and was a cigar maker. Possibly worked at the Leinenkugel brewery for a time too, but was a cigar maker by trade.

Married Elenora Zweifelhoffer sometime around 1880 or so, and resided in Chippewa Falls until just before his death in Milwaukee. Body found floating in the Milwaukee river.

Buried in Calvary Cemetery in Chippewa.

One of his sons/grandson had a popular diner in Chippewa (maybe Barthen's Diner?).

Anyone know of these Barthen's and Conrad's parents or siblings?


Re: Looking for parents of Conrad Barthen (died Oct 1928)

Posted: 1350318643000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Barthen Zweifelhoffer
What do the 1860, 1870, and 1880 census say? Maybe the Barthen/Zweifelhoffer marriage record is in Minnesota if not found in Wisconsin (MHS site)? Other Barthen burials in that cemetery? Other Barthen entries in indexes for that area (library, WisGenweb, local historical soc.)? Are the newspaper clippings from a Chippewa Falls paper or Milwaukee Journal and Sentinel? (newspapers at WHS available through inter-library loan)
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