Proft Genealogy

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Father Franz (Frank Sr.) PROFT Family Picture Chart Page

Anton Frank PROFT

October 27, 1867  -  May 1, 1922

Anton lived for 54 years, 6 months, 4 days or 19,909 days

Father: Frank   Step Mother: Kathrine

Siblings: Frank,  Joseph,   WenzelPaul Sr.,  August (Gus),  Adolph,   Maria,  Karl Emma,   William,  (Stepbrother) Anton Burgan

Born: 10/27/1867 in Drahobus, Austria/Bohemia

Anton 13 years old when he made the December 1881 voyage to America with his family

Click here for - Anton's Immigration and Naturalization Records

1888 Wausau City Directory

Interesting,  Sister Mary (Maria) is staying with her brothers.  Very little is known about her.   

Mapquest Map - 5th and Fulton Streets, Wausau, WI

1890 Wausau City Directory

Looks like the Proft brothers are now staying at 713 Lincoln Ave, Wausau.  Maria is not listed.  Did she go back to the old country?   

Mapquest Map - 713 Lincoln Ave.,  Wausau, WI

Married: Rose Pregont 4/14/1897

Marriage Registration Marathon County Volume Page 2? - Record 00348  No. 257

1.) Full name of husband  Anton Proft  2.) Full name of father of husband  Frank Proft  3.) Full name of mother of husband before marriage  Katherine Wolf  4.) Occupation of husband  Cook  5.) Residence of husband  Wausau, Wis  6.)  Birthplace of husband Europe  7.) Full name of wife previous to marriage  Rosa Henry  8.) Full name of the father of wife  Oliver Henry  9.) Full name of mother of wife before marriage  Henrietta Lajenesse  10.) Birthplace of wife  Austria  11.) Time when marriage was contracted  Apr 14/96  12.)  Place or town, and county where marriage was contracted  Wausau  13.) The color of parties  White  14.)  By what ceremony contracted  Cath Rite  15.) Name of subscribing witnesses  Frank Bourcier, Mary Pregent  16.) Name of person pronouncing marriage...PL Gasper..................17.) Residence of person last named......Wausau...............18.) Date of certificate or affidavit of marriage  Apr 14/96  19.)  Date of registration  Dec 31/96  20  Any additional circumstances  .........

Child: 1 daughter - Violet was born March 24, 1898, married Leo E Prahl. She died April , 1972, Rib Mt.

Died: 5/1/1922 at White Lake, Wisconsin

June 1, 1900 Census - Marathon County Wisconsin - City of Wausau 4th Ward

Residing at 712 3rd St. Wausau, Wisconsin

1906 Telephones in Wausau, Wisconsin

Antigo Daily Journal May 3, 1922

Wausau Daily Record Herald

May 3, 1922 Page 2, Column 2


Wausau Daily Record Herald

May 4, 1922 Page 2, Column 3


Anton died at St.Mary's Hospital, Wausau, Wisconsin. His death certificate indicated the cause of death from septic preperitoneal infection. His occupation was listed as cook, residing at White Lake , Wisconsin.

GPS: N44:56.274 W089:36.953
Google Map - Marker Location: Section 0, Lot 23, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Wausau, Wisconsin

May 13, 1910 US Census Marathon County Wisconsin - Town of Weston

A cook and 6 papermill laborer boarders were residing with the family in the Town of Weston

Spouse: Rose (Pregont) PROFT June 5,  1942

Wausau Daily Record Herald June 8, 1942 Page 4,  Column 4

1930 US Census Langlade County Wisconsin - Village of White Lake

Rose is staying with her daughter and Son-in-law in White Lake, Wisconsin

1940 Sixteenth US Census Rose Proft Excerpt

Rose Proft is residing with daughter Violet and son-in-law at White Lake, Langlade County, Wisconsin,

Registration of Birth Marathon County Wisconsin

1.) Full name of child  Rosa Proft   2.) Color  White  3.) Sex  Female  4.) Name of other issue living........  5.) Full name of father  Anton Proft  6.) Occupation of father  Cook  7.) Full name of mother previous to marriage  Rosa Henry  8.) Hour, day of week, of month, and year, of birth  3/24/97  9.) Place, town or township, and county in which born  Wausau Wis  10.) Birthplace of father  Germany  11.) Birthplace of mother  leanda  12.) Name of physician or person signing certificate or affidavit  Dr. L Jones  13.) Residence of person last named  Wausau, Wis  14.) Date of certificate or affidavit  3/26/97  15.) Date of registration  9/7/97  16.) Any additional circumstances  ..........

Daughter Violet or Rosa?  Attempting to reconcile information on birth and marriage records with information in published obituaries.  Perhaps there are a couple errors on birth record above or obituary below  1. Name of child is actually name of mother instead of child's name (blank) later named as Violet?   2.  Date of birth May 24, 1898 (obituary) and May 24, 1897 (birth record). 3.  Mother last name previous to marriage Rosa Henry instead of Rosa Pregont (former Violet Pregont?)

Wausau Daily Record-Herald

Thursday, April 13, 1972

Page 10, column 3

Wausau Daily Record-Herald

April 14, 1972 Page 8, Column 2

Violet's Husband

Leo Emil Prahl

Wausau Daily Record-Herald

January 11, 1952  Page 2, Column 2


GPS: N44:56.272 W089:36.951
Violet PRAHL - Section 0, Lot 23, Site 2, Leo Emil PRAHL - Section 0, Lot 23, Site 1
No headstones for Violet and Leo. They are believed to buried just to the left of Anton and Rose
Google Map - Grave Location Section 0, Lot 23, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Wausau, Wisconsin

St. Joseph's Cemetery Map Print