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


William Frank Proft

June 16, 1884  -  May 6, 1970

William lived for 85 years, 10 months, 22 days or 31, 371 days


Father: Franz (Frank Sr)   Mother: Catherina (Katherine)

Siblings (1/2): Frank Jr.  Joseph,  WenzelPaul Sr.,  Anton,  August (Gus),  Adolph,    Maria
Karl Emma (Sister)Anton Burgan (1/2 brother)


Born: June 16, 1884 in the Town of Johnson, Marathon County Wisconsin

William is listed with his father in the 1891 Athens Section of the Wausau City Directory


Married: Mary Mauritz June 23, 1906 in Athens, Wisconsin

Mary Mauritz's connection to the famous Waukesha native "Les Paul", recording artist, inventor of the electric guitar and multitrack recording

Marathon County Marriage Record Volume 3, Page 394, Record #00193, hand written No. 67.  Full name of husband: William Frank Proft, Name of father of husband: Frank Proft, Name of mother of husband before marriage:  Catharine Nenthal, Occupation of husband: Farming, Birthplace of husband: Cornith, Town of Johnson, Marathon, Cornith, Wis., Full name of wife before marriage: Mary Mauritz, Name of father of wife: Franz Mauritz, Name of mother before marriage: Theresia Stulz, Birthplace of wife: Waukesha, Wis, Color of the parties: White, No. and date of license: No 131 May 31, 1906, Time when marriage was contracted:  June 23, 1906, Place of ceremony: Athens Marathon Co Wis, Catholic Ritual, Name of subscribing witnesses: Magdelena Proft, Ruth W Muehlenkamp.


World War I Draft Registration


1940 Sixteenth US Census - William, Mary, Frederick, Celie, Issabelle and John


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Theresa (stepdaughter)  2/17/1904 - 2/23/1984

Harry  9-1-1906 - 12-13-1981

Frank 1/13/1908 - 7/8/1972

Emille  (Millie) 7/27/1909 - 2/25/1999

William Jr.  9/19/1910 -  9/26/1910

Herman  4/17/1912 - 12/22/2003

Marie  8/19/1913 - 2/5/1983

Joseph  1/23/1916 - 12/21/1998

Katherine  7/20/1917? - 4/5/2013

Frederick  (Fritz) 11/27/1918 - 6/30/2009  CA

Celie  4/29/1921- 7/31/2015 WI

Isabella 10/9/1922 - 7/31/2017 WI

John 6/20/1926 - 10/7/2009  WI

 

 

 

 



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Izzy and Fritz's wife Frances
 


 


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Izzy's husband Chester along with Herman and Fred


Chet & Izzy Wedding - Abbotsford Tribune May 12, 1955 

 


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Fred and John

Patricia Proft (Kohls) Pictures during a 1992 visit to the Proft farm......   |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10 |



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The Proft Cousins meet in Atlanta in September 2017. Seth Proft (Black Shirt) son of Joe Proft (Back Row) who is the youngest son of Joseph Proft . Greg Proft (Right) is the son of David Proft, who is the son of Herman Proft.


The Athens Record Newspaper "Proft Tidbits"

June 7, 1906 "For Your Persusal Column" - Wm Proft and Mary Moritz have been licensed to marry 

April 11, 1918 Corinth Column - Harry and Frank Proft from Dist No. 2 Johnson join the Junior Red Cross 

June 21, 1923 Corinth Column - Harry Proft to Stratford to work on Wirkus carpenter crew, Emma (Proft) Hintzman son Frederick's Orchestra, Frank Proft at Spirit Lake

July 26, 1923 Corinth Column - Wm. Proft is putting cement floor in his barn, Harry Proft working in Marsh Rapids 

August 2, 1923 Corinth Column - Millie's surprise birthday party and Mr. and Mrs. William Proft's daughter is quite sick

March 19, 1931 Ladd School Notes Perfect Punctuality and Attendance for Frederick, Cecelia and Isabella

May 14, 1931 Mother's Club of Ladd School held card party prize awarded to Herman Proft

June 4, 1931 Corinth Column -  Mr. and Mrs. Harry Proft spending time with his parents Mr. & Mrs. Wm Proft

June 11, 1931 Corinth Column -  Mr. and Mrs. Harry Proft return home at Wilmette after spending time with parents

February 4, 1932 Corinth Column -  Mrs. William Proft  and son Frank and daughters Millie and Marie visiting Theresa

May 5, 1932 Corinth Column -  Misses Edna Assman and Marie Proft attended Girls Short Course in Wausau

April 7, 1932 Town of Johnson election results William 101 votes for Town Assessor

October 13, 1932 Corinth Column - Ladd School News - Celia, Isabella and Johnny Proft perfect punctuality and attenance

October 20, 1932 Corinth Column - Misses Millie and Katie Proft who are employed in Athens spent Sunday with Chauncey Walsh

October 27, 1932 Corinth Column - Wm Proft and family visited at the Chauncey Walsh home Monday evening

November 24, 1932 Corinth Column - Frank and Herman Proft and Ted Worsech left to spend several days in Phillips

April 6, 1933 Town of Johnson election results William 180 votes for Town Assessor

July 22, 1933 Corinth Column - Frank Proft at Sturgeon Bay picking cherries Tuesday

October 3, 1940 Locals Column  -  Mr. and Mrs. Harry Proft and children returned to Wilmette, IL

May 29, 1941 Corinth Column  -  Mrs. Celia Proft of Winnetka and her two nephews Billy and David are spending a week at the Wm Proft home

June 5, 1941  -  James Proft and Isabelle Proft graduate from Athens High School

December 4, 1941 - Physical Exams for Draftees in Rhinelander for Frederick J.Proft 23, Town of Johnson

January 5, 1943 Corinth Column - Wausau Daily Record-Herald - Isabel Proft returned to Wausau after visiting parents

March 11, 1943 Corinth Column - Miss Marie Wade and Celie Proft spent a few days with parents and returned home to Wilmette

July 8, 1943 Corinth Column - Isabel from Wausau spent time at parents and went fishing at Lake of the Pines

December 9, 1943 - William Proft Pallbearer  for Mrs. John Mauritz funeral

January 27, 1944 Corinth Column - Mr. and Mrs. Ted Worsech visiting his mother in Phillips

August 10, 1944 Corinth Column - Miss Isabel Proft who is employed in Wausau is enjoying several days vacation at her home

November 30, 1944 Corinth Column - Cpl and Mrs. Joseph Proft and son Donald, Mrs. Herman Proft and son David

June 27, 1946 Corinth Column - Mr. and Mrs Russell Madson and son John and Isabelle home visiting Milwaukee and back to Wilmette

October 10, 1946 - Miss Isabelle Proft a bridesmaid for Stallman-Savino Wedding

February 14, 1947 - William Proft nominated for Town Assessor

April 3, 1947 - William Proft returned to Town Assessor with no opposition

July 31, 1947 - Mrs. Frank W. Proft recuperating at St. Mary's hospital after operation

June 16, 1949 Page 1 -  Proft does not get at bat - Athens Legion Junior Baseball Team loses Marathon Game

June 30, 1949 Page 1 -  Proft is catcher on the Athens Legion Junior Baseball team loses to Abby Jr 7-2

July 7, 1949 -  Madson and J. Proft fishing near Merrill - Mr. and Mrs Joseph Proft and family are visiting parents home

July 14, 1949 Corinth Column -  William Proft children return to their respective homes after visiting

August 18, 1949 "Locals" Column - Mr and William Proft and son and visited the Town of  Frankfort

August 25, 1949 Corinth Column - Mrs. Marie Wade Willmette, IL visits her parents Mr. and Mrs.William Proft - Theresa and Ted Worsech have visitors

August 25, 1949 "Locals Column" - Mrs. Marie Wade returns home - Ted Worsech and William Proft families have visitors

April 13, 1950 "Heard Round About Town" Column - Mr. and Mrs. Russell Madson and family of West Allis spent the Easter holiday at the William Proft home

May 25, 1950 Corinth Column Theresa and Ted Worsech fishing last Sunday in Phillips

July 20, 1950 Corinth Column - Mr. and Mrs. Russell Madson and family, Willmette, Ill are visiting with her parents

June 1, 1950 - Robert Proft received High School Award for Baseball

June 22, 1950 - Robert Proft listed in Softball box scores playing for the Skylite Club

September 28, 1950 - Athens H.S. Baseball Beats Rudolph Robert Proft get 2 Hits

March 22, 1951 Corinth Home Makers Meet - Mrs. Frank Proft Hostess  - Mrs. Theodore Worsech guest

March 28, 1953 - Alice Jean Proft graduates from St. Anthony's School

August May 19, 1955 -  Social & Personal Items - Isabelle Proft Weds Abbotsford Man May 7

May 19, 1955 -  Athens Record - James Proft - 1955 Athens High School Graduate

March 29, 1959 -  Miss Milly Proft Chicago, spent the weekend with her parents

  October 16, 1958 Specialist 4th Class James Proft arrived home after receiving his discharge

 January 8, 1959 Robert Proft Marries in Stratford Ceremony

 June 1, 1961 Thomas A. Proft and Lynette Iris Proft Graduate from Athens High School

 March 1, 1962 Tom Proft at Ft. Chaffee

 May 9, 1963 Tom Proft to Wed in ME

March 6, 1964 Army PFC Tom Proft to participate in exercise HIGH TOP II


William was the only child remaining on the Athen's area farm during the 1900 Census


1910 - Thirteenth Census Marathon County Township of Johnson

Proft, William (Head) Age 25

Proft, M. (Wife) Age 27

Proft, Theresa (Step Daughter) Age 6

Proft, Harry (Son) Age 4

Proft, Frank (Son) Age 2

Proft, Emilia (Son) Age 9/12



1922 Wausau City Directory (Marathon County Section) 



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Wausau City Directory (Marathon County Section) 


William's Family during the 1930 Census



1901 plat book excerpt compliments of the Marathon County Historical Society

William Frank Proft farm location Google Map link

William Frank Proft farm location Google Map Long/Lat link


Father William | Mother Mary
June 16, 1884 - May 6, 1970 | December 15, 1882 - April 15, 1959


Wausau Record Herald May 7, 1970
Page 14, Col 1 and 2


Spouse: Mary Mauritz died April 15, 1959


Wausau Record Herald 

April 16, 1959  Page 4, Col 4 and 5

 


 


 


GPS N45:02.036 W090:04.009
Athens, WI Calvary Cemetery Sec 5, Lot 28, Grave 5 & 6
Google Map - Grave Location Map



William Proft Jr
September 19, 1910 - September 26, 1910 


GPS N45:02.036 W090:04.009
Athens, WI Calvary Cemetery Sec 5, Lot 28, Grave 3
Baby died 9-26-1910 5 P.M. of convulsions


Theresa (Mauritz) Woresch

Born 2-17-1904 Died 2-21-1984 at Age 80

Stepdaughter of William PROFT and daughter of Mary (Mauritz) PROFT

"The BEE" , Phillips, Wisconsin March 1, 1984 C3, Column 1

 

St. Patrick's Cemetery - Google Map Location

"The BEE" , Phillips, Wisconsin

 April 1, 1971 Page 9, Column 4


Frank W. and Edna Proft
January 13, 1908 - July 8, 1972   February 6, 1910 - December 8, 1993


April 21 & 22, 1930 Census - Frank, age 22 is lodging at
710 Park Ave. Willmette, IL


The Athens Record
November 23, 1933 Page 1, Column 4


Ewan's Orchestra
played for Frank & Edna's wedding reception 


Wausau Record Herald July 10, 1972 
Page 8, Col 1 and 2

 


Wausau Record Herald December 9, 1993 Section 2C, Col 1



GPS N45:02.036 W090:03.942

Athens, WI Calvary Cemetery Sec 16, Lot 19, Grave 1 & 2

Google Map - Grave Location Map

 

 


Robert F. Proft


March 10, 1934 - June 13, 1959
Eldest son of Frank and Edna Proft

December 30, 1958 - Marshfield News Herald - Mrs. Robert Proft

January 8, 1959 Athens Record - Robert Proft Marries in Stratford Ceremony

June 8, 1959 - Marshfield News Herald - Robert Proft, 23 Drowns in Lake

  


Merrill Daily Herald
June 15, 1959 Page 1, Column 2


Wausau Record Herald June 15, 1959 Page 1, Column 7

Roddis Lumber Co. now located in South Texas Company

 


The Athens Record June 18, 1959 Page 1, Column 1


The Athens Record June 25, 1959 Page 1, Column 1


March 10, 1934  -  June 13, 1959
GPS N45:02.036 W090:04.005
Athens, WI Calvary Cemetery Sec 5, Lot 28, Grave 1

Google Map - Grave Location




Alice Jean Proft
Mrs. Robert Gurlaski

March 28, 1953 - Alice Jean Proft graduates from St. Anthony's School

May 30, 1957 - Athens Record - Alice Jean Proft graduates from Athens HIgh School


Thomas A. Proft Family

 June 1, 1961 Thomas A. Proft and Lynette Iris Proft Graduate from Athens High School
March 1, 1962 Tom Proft at Ft. Chaffee
May 9, 1963 Tom Proft to Wed in ME
March 6, 1964 Army PFC Tom Proft to participate in exercise HIGH TOP II


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Emilia (Millie) Proft 
July 27, 1909  -  February 25, 1999


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Millie was the eldest daughter of William and Mary Proft

Town of Johnson Homemakers linked articles below
Jun 14, 1962  Sep 20, 1962   May 9, 1963   Jul 18, 1963   Aug 15, 1963


GPS   N45:02.035  W090:04.004
Calvary Cemetery - Athens, WI
Sec 5, Lot 28, Grave 2

Google Map - Grave Location


Wausau Record Herald February 27, 1999 Section 9A, Col 4

Emilia Proft Obituary - Marshfield News Herald


Marie Proft (Mrs. Paul Severenson)
August 19-1913 - February 5-1983


Wilmette News - Pioneer Press - 2-10-1983 page 24, col 3 and 4


Joseph E. Proft
January 23-1916 - December 21-1998

1940 Sixteenth US Census - Joseph Proft

Joseph and Helen are residing at 620 Praire Avenue, Wilmette, IL


Memorial Park - Skokie, IL - Google Map

Proft/Garcia Wedding Engagement - July 7, 2001 - Marshfield News Herald

Seth and Annika Proft Wedding - February 2, 2002 - Marshfield News Herald


Harry Proft
September 1, 1906 - December 13, 1981


April 28, 1930 Census - Harry, age 25 is lodging at
1225 Central Ave. Willmette, IL

1940 Sixteenth US Census - Harry Proft

Harry, Wife Angelina, son's Richard, William and sister Millie are residing at 1429 Gregory Avenue, Wilmette, IL


Click on image of Harry's wife Angelia (Barnaby) Proft for full image

Residence location Port Richey, Florida


Misprint on first name, should be "Harry"
St. Petersburg Pasco Times December 14, 1981 Page 10, Column 4


Herman George PROFT
April 17, 1912 - December 22, 2003


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David Proft Family November 2009

 Pictures of Herman's June 1994 visit with Margaret Rach   |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 Heide, Dick and Greg Proft  |  Dick-Greg Proft | |  MSGT Greg Proft 1 MSGT Greg Proft 2

Heide Marie Proft - Obituary

Residence location Lead Hill, Arkansas


Harrison Daily Times of North Arkansas December 30, 2003

Buried in Sacramento Valley National Cemetery BURIED AT: SECTION 15 SITE 691

Google Map - Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Location

Wife: Albina Natasia Proft   06-20-1915 - 04-08-2002 is buried with Herman in Section 15 Site 691

1940 Sixteenth US Census - Herman Proft  Excerpt

Herman, Wife Albina and son David are residing 623 Prairie Avenue, Wilmette, IL


John A. PROFT
June 20, 1926 - October 7, 2009


Black Creek Falls, currently Athens, WI - History Link

Download pdf 1890-1990 Athens Centennial- History Booklet


Google Map - Farm Location

Mapquest - Farm Location

1895 Plat - Wisconsin, Marathon County, Johnson Township, Section 15, NE, William Proft

1920 Plat - Looks like William also has 40 acres in Section 14


Katherine PROFT
August 5, 1917 or July 20, 1917 - April 5, 2013

Katherine's Obituary | Katherine's Husband Frank Sauter Obituary

Katherine Picture    Katherine Picture

1940 Sixteenth US Census - Katherine Proft

Sister Marie and the Ameche Kids, picture likely taken by Katie

Katherine is residing at Don Ameche's residence at 17085 Louise Ave, Los Angles, CA

1940 Sixteenth US Census - Preceding Census Page with Don Ameche's family listings

 


Cecelia Mae (Proft) Madson
April 29, 1921 - July 30, 2015

Cecelia Mae Madson's Obituary

Celie's Husband - Russell Madson's Obituary

Russ & Cel's Letter Picture Identifications (pdf document)

   

Grandpa Mauritz Family Pictures (Click on Image For Full Size Picture)


Isabelle “Izzy” Margaret Jacobi (Proft)
Monday, October 9, 1922 - Monday, July 31, 2017

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