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Town of Frankfort centennial
(1890-1990)

Pioneer memories,   pp. 77-110


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Sister Mary Candida
Francis Schmirler, Daughter of Anton J. Schmirler and
Louise Gartman, Town of Frankfort. Received her elementary
education at the Franklin School, graduating in 1923.
In 1931, she entered the novitiate of the Sisters of the
Sorrowful Mother at Milwaukee. This is also the group that
operates the Marshfield St. Joseph's Hospital. She received her
high school and internship at this convent. She also trained as
a Lab Technologist, as a Baker's Apprentice and manager, and
also served as a teacher.
She has served at all of the following places:
Mercy Hospital
Summer School
Sacred Heart Hospital
St. Francis Hospital
St. Alphonsus Hospital
St. Joseph's Hospital
St. Joseph's Hospital
St. Michael's Hospital
San Miguel School
Catechetical School
St. Joseph's Hospital
St. Jude Hospital
Oshkosh, WI
Marquette University
Tomahawk, WI
Wichita, Kansas
Port Washington, WI
Marshfield, WI
Mankato, MN
Stevens Point, WI
Ribera, NM
Manilla, IA
Barbados, West Indies
Vieux Fort, St. Lucia
W. Indies
Mother House              Milwaukee,
St. Mary's Hosp. Convent  Roswell, NM
Mount Mary College        Milwaukee, WI
A tribute to Sister Candida for a life time of service to the
Lord. She is a sister to Father Albert Schmirler. She now lives
in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
As a side note to this history, at the time these two left home
to enter religious training, rumors had it they had been kidnap-
ped by their religious institutions.
Reverend Duwayne Schneider
Rev. Duwayne Schneider with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Schneider
Duwayne Schneider was born to Mr. & Mrs. Lester Schnei-
der on July 29, 1938 in the Town of Frankfort, Section 36. He
received his elementary education at the Fairchild School,
Upham School and Stratford Grade School. He completed four
years of high school and two years of college at the Concordia
High School and Junior College at Milwaukee. He spent four
years in the seminary at Springfield, Illinois. His ordination
took place at St. John's High Steeple Church in the Town ofWien
in 1965.
Reverend Schneider's first congregation was at Brimfield,
Illinois where he stayed 2 1/2 years. He then moved to Flinflon,
Manitoba Canada for six months. His next congregation was at
Boyceville, WI where he stayed 41/2 years. After that he spent
eleven years at Fergus Falls, MN. Since October of 1986 he has
been serving Saint Luke and Saint Paul Lutheran churches in
rural Colby.
The Lester Schneider Family
Lester and Phyllis have been residents of the Town of
Frankfort since 1963. Lester was in the Army Signal Corps and
Phyllis in the WAVES Hospital Corps from 1945-47. She has a
BA in Education and Library Science and is a retired Librarian
(Marshfield). He is a retired farmer.
Their children are Stephan and David of Marshfield, Peter
of Lakewood, Colorado and Tricia Van Der Leest of Stratford.
Lester's parents moved from Sheboygan to Frankfort in
1944. His grandparents came from Germany and were cheese-
makers in the area
Family of Erwin Schoenrock
Erwin Schoenrock has lived in the Town of Frankfort for one
year. His children are Kurt, Paul, Erwin Jr. and Lori. Erwin
was born in Germany.
Kurt is enrolled at UW-Stevens Point and Paul has a
machining degree from Antigo Technical School.
Mike and Naomi Sebold
Mike and Naomi have been residents of the town for fifteen
years. Their children are Krista and Jamie.
Mike received an Associate Degree in Marketing at NTC in
Wausau December 20,1989. He is employed at Someplace Else
Tavern and Naomi is employed at St. Joseph's Hospital.
The Carl Seeger Family
Carl Seeger and Emilie (Rohde) Seeger were born in Ger-
many and came to this country in 1881 to Hoboken, New Jersey.
They lived in Manawa, Wisconsin and came to the town of Wien
in 1902. There were five children: Otto, Paul, Albert, Anna who
married George Mueller and Minnie, who married a Baeseman.
Herb Seeger Family
Herbert purchased the home farm in 1948. He married
Mary Welbes ofAthens. They had two girls and two boys. Both
Alice and Barbara were married in 1976. Barbara married Jim
Spatz and Alice married Norbert Schufter. Herb Jr. operates his
own business and lives in Wausau. James works on the farm
with his father and lives in Wausau. Both are married.
The Otto Seeger Family
Otto Seeger was born in Blankinzee, Germany in 1879,
married Sophie Hoernke, Town of Frankfort in 1909. They
farmed in Section 23, Town of Frankfort.
They had two daughters Marie and Margaret and two sons
Arnold and George. Arnold was born March 12, 1913. He
married Vera Peterson. He has a heating and plumbing busi-
ness in Marshfield. George was born March 4, 1919. He is a
farmer. Margaret Seeger Wienkauf was born December 10,
1924. She is a housewife and lives in Wausau. Marie Seeger
DeGayner was born August 5,1910. She is a teacher in Deming,
New Mexico.
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