October 31, 2011

Ozanne, Abraham

Abraham Ozanne
Oakwood Cemetery
(Source:  Photo by Larry and Linda Kopet, USGENWebArchive, Wisconsin)
Abraham Ozanne
The community was greatly startled on Tuesday  morning on hearing that Abraham Ozanne had died very suddenly at his home southwest of the village.  It was thought that he had completely recovered from a recent illness, as he went about his work as usual, not complaining at all of not feeling well.  He arose early that morning and after eating his breakfast went out as usual about his work.  He was found a few moments later in an unconscious condition.  Dr. Valentine was quickly summoned, but the patient was beyond medical skill and passed away without regaining consciousness.  The deceased was a native of the Isle of Guernsey, where he was born May 21, 1822, and emigrated to America about the year 1848, which entitled him to be considered as one of the pioneer residents of Somers.  He was a member of the Episcopal Church and a devout Christian.  Having a great fondness for good literature he kept his home supplied at all times with books and papers of the choicest reading.  Mrs. Ozanne's death occurred a few years ago.  Four children being born to them three of whom are living, as follows:   Mrs. Emery Bush of Somers, Mrs. Henry Uhlenberg of Kenosha and Louisa, who is at home.  The funeral services were held on Friday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. W.W. Gray of the M.E. Church.
(Source: Racine Journal Times, publication March 22, 1899)

Lavinia Ozanne Uhlenberg Obituary
Somers Woman Heart Victim.  Daughter of Prominent Kenosha County Pioneer Dies.
"A heart ailment which followed closely an attack of pneumonia early this morning caused the death of Mrs. Lavinia Ozanne Uhlenberg, 69, Town of Somers resident.  Mrs. Uhlenberg had been ill but a few days and was apparently on the road to recovery when the heart attack which proved fatal came.
The deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abram Ozanne, pioneers of Kenosha County.  She was born in Somers Township on April 16, 1863, and was united in marriage to Henry Uhlenberg on June 12, 1886.  Her husband preceded her in death by five years.
Mrs. Uhlenberg had been affiliated with the Methodist Church and active in its affairs for many years.  For the past 38 years, she has maintained her own home as a charitable residence for orphaned Kenosha County children.  She lived her entire life, with the exception of a brief residence in the City of Kenosha, in the Town of Somers.
The deceased is survived by three daughters, Miss Ida Uhlenberg and Mrs. Evelyn Nelson, both of Somers; and Mrs. Marjorie Everett, Town of Paris.  An adopted son, Carl Uhlenberg, of this city, also survives her.
Other survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Amelia Bush and Mrs. Louise Pedersen of Somers; Mrs. Sophia Bush, Racine; and eight grandchildren.
Arrangements for the funeral services will be announced at a later date.  The remains have been taken to the Hansen Funeral Home."
(Source: Racine Journal December 6, 1932)

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