Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - Peter Thielen

peter thielen racine wisconsin stonemason bricklayer

Peter H. Thielen was born on 05 Apr 1862 in Racine, Wisconsin. His parents were German immigrants Heinrich "Henry" Thielen and Gertrude (Thelen) Thielen (my guess is that Peter's middle name was Henry). Peter was my great-great-grandfather.

He worked all of his life as a bricklayer and mason in Racine, living for most of his adult life at 814 Jackson Street. On 21 Oct 1890, Peter married Mary Anne Kurten in Racine. They had thirteen children: John Hubert "Jack" Thielen, Henry Thielen, Peter Thielen, Mathias John "Matt" Thielen, Anna (Thielen) Campbell, Marie E. Thielen, Michael William "Mike" Thielen, an unnamed infant daughter, Cecelia Elizabeth Thielen, Viola Elizabeth "Vi" (Thielen) Atkinson, Charles Patrick "Chuck" Thielen, Eugene Henry Thielen, and Jerome Joseph "Jerry" Thielen.

Peter died of prostate cancer on 15 Oct 1935 at Wisconsin General Hospital in Madison, a forerunner of the University of Wisconsin Hospital.

Peter was buried in Old Holy Cross Cemetery on Kinzie Avenue in Racine, in the Kurten family plot of his in-laws, beside his wife and infant grandson.

peter thielen kurten racine wisconsin holy cross cemetery
The south half of the Kurten family plot, with Peter's headstone third from the right.
Peter's Find A Grave memorial is #95324686.

No comments:

Post a Comment