Peterman / Petermann family

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George Petermann
b. 26 April 1890 - Sheboygan
m. 25 June 1910
Martha Schevan or Schiwan
died October 1962
Siblings: Henry (1885-1935); Gretchen (1887-?); Eddie (1892 - 1962); Alma (1894-?)
Their mother:
Augusta Gustman
b. June 1861? Germany
died 19__?
married William Wittstock after 1900 census
Their father:
Karl Petermann
(also Carl / Charles)
born c. 1860 in Germany
d. 11 April 1895
Her mother
b. Germany
Her father:
b. Germany
His mother:
b. Germany
His father:
b. Germany

1900 census, City of Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co., E.D. 71, sheet 3, lines 2-7:
At 1523 S 13th
Gusta Peterman (38), widow, listed with children Henry (15), Gretchen (13), George (10), Eddie (7), and Alma (5). Henry was a laborer in a brewery, while Gretchen, George and Eddie were "at school." All the children were born in Wisconsin with both parents born in Germany. Gusta's immigration date was 1874.
Listed next at 1519 S 13th (don't know how they're related)
Lorenz Peterman (72), no occupation given, with wife Hanna (69), and son August (30) who was a carpenter.

1920 census, City of Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co., E.D. 175, sheet 5, lines 27-31:
On Lower Falls Road
George Peterman (30), laborer in shoe factory, listed with wife Martha (30), and sons Norman (7), Leslie (5) and Delworth (2). All born in Wisconsin. George's parents born Germany, and Martha's in Pommern (Germany).

Wright's Sheboygan City directories:

1920 Petermanns listed:
Alma pkr r 1523 S 13th
Geo (Martha M) mach opr h W Indiana av
Henry (Helen) soft drinks 1536 Indiana av h same

1922 Petermans listed:
Edwin mach hd Crocker Chair Co r 1523 S 13th
Emma (wid Henry) h 1024 Broadway av
George (Martha) lab city h ss West Indiana / w city limits
Mary (wid Gustave) h 1219 Georgia av
also Petermann:
Henry (Helen) soft drinks 1536 Indiana av h do

Sheboygan Press
19 August 1948 (Thurs) Obituary for Mrs. Martha Petermann:

Mrs. Martha Petermann, 60, wife of George R. Petermann, 1829 Arizona avenue, passed away this morning. She was born in Sheboygan on June 30, 1888, the daughter of Joseph and Martha Schiwon. She attended the Immanuel Lutheran school and was confirmed with the class of 1901. On June 25, 1910 she was married to George R. Petermann by the late Rev. J. Burger of Immanuel Lutheran chruch. The couple always made their home in Sheboygan. The deceased was a kind and loving wife and mother, devoted to her family. The survivors include her husband, eight sons, Norman, Lesley, Delworth, George, Jr., and Carlton of Sheboygan, Elger, Lloyd and Allen at home. Six grandchildren also remain. Her only brother, Oscar Schiwon, died on June 24, 1948. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday witht he Rev. F.A. Brauer of Trinity Lutheran church officiating in the absence of the Rev. Herbert Bouman of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial will be made in Lutheran cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 8 o'clock this evening to the time of services.

Peterman Resource Center (genealogy site for Peterman family)
Their vital records database includes Peterman/Petermann listings in pre-1907 Wisconsin Vital Records Index (note that in this index birth records S counties are mixed up - StCr = Sheboygan Co. and Sheb = StCroix Co. and no marriages were indexed for Sheboygan Co. I was told they were indexing alphabetically by county and ran out of money part way through Racine.)

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