Robert Henry Pete

1895 Necedah, Wisconsin 1965 Madison, Wisconsin



Continuation of tree (2nd child of Antoine Pitre/Irene Victoria 'Rena' Arquette); all known surname descendants:

                9       Robert Henry Pete  b: 25 June 1895  Necedah, Juneau, WI; d: 3 February 1965  Madison, Dane, WI

                                 +Bernice Horton  b: 27 April 1877  Fredericks, NB; m: 14 January 1935  Vandalia, Fayette, IL [Ebenezer/---]; d: 1 July 1956  Wausau, Marathon, WI


                          *2nd Wife of Robert Henry Pete:

                                 +Josephine Meurett (Olson/Gaulke)  b: 8 March 1901  Rib Mountain, Marathon, WI; m: 19 December 1959 [Louis/Elsie Hintz]; d: 2 July 1980  Appleton, Winnebago, WI



Notes for Robert Henry Pete:


- 1920 Owen, Clark, Wisconsin:  Anton Pete 55, wife Rena 51, Robert 24, William 21, Exilda 19, Ruby 16. 


- 1930 Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI:  Robert Pete 34 boarder w/Frances Fazendin 38.

- 1940 Wausau, Marathon, WI:  Robert Pete 46 common laborer/WPA, wife Bernice 63  [526 S. Second Avenue]

WWI registration records Robert Henry Pete; 5 Jun 1917 (lives Owen); 25 Jun 1895 (Necedah, WI); single; assistant millwright (enlisted in Co. A, 2nd Regt., Marshfield); tall/medium; dark brown eyes; black hair.

WWII Registration Cards:  Robert H. Pete; 526 S. Second Ave., Wausau, Marathon, WI; b. 25 June 1895 Necedah, WI; contact Mrs. Bernice Pete; employed WPA; brown eyes & black hair, light brown complexion, scar on right arm; 25 April 1942


Obituary:  Wausau Daily Herald (WI), Wednesday, 3 February 1965:  Robert H. Pete, 69, 806 McClellan St., died this morning in the Veterans Hospital at Madison.  Funeral arrangements are being made by Helke East Chapel and a complete obituary will be published later.

- Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau, WI), Thursday, 4 February 1965:  Robert H. Pete.  Funeral services for Robert H. Pete, 69, 806 McClellan St., who died Wednesday at Madison, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Anne's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Anthony Fischer officiating, and burial in Pine Grove Cemetery.  The body will be at Helke East Chapel after 2 p.m. Friday, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.  Mr. Pete was born June 25, 1895, in Necedah, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anton Pete.  He moved to Wausau in 1907 and was employed as an incinerator plant operator by the City of Wausau until his retirement in 1960.  He was married Jan. 22, 1956, in Wausau to Josephine Meuret Olson, who survives.  Mr. Pete was a member of Headquarters Company, 121st Field Artillery, 32nd Division, and served in France during World War I.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Surviving besides the widow are three stepsons, Lawrence Olson, Dubuque, Iowa, Donald Olson, Black Creek, and David Jack Olson, Appleton, and a sister, Mrs. Fred Gruendahl, North Miami Beach, Fla.


Notes for Bernice Horton:

Obituary:  Wausau Daily Herald (WI), Monday, 2 July 1956:  Mrs. Bernice Pete, 79, 526 S. Second Ave., died yesterday morning at 11 o'clock in a local hospital.  Funeral services will be Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock in the Ritter & Deutsch Funeral Home and at 9 o'clock in St. Anne's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Anthony W. Fischer officiating.  Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.  The body will be in the funeral home from tomorrow morning until the time of services and a rosary service will be held there Wednesday night at 8 o'clock.  Mrs. Pete, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ebenezer Horton, was born April 27, 1877, in Fredericks, New Brunswick, Canada.  She came to this country and to Wausau with her parents at the age of eight.  She was married Jan. 14, 1935, in Vandalia, Ill., to Robert Pete, who survives.  Also surviving are a son, Burley Allen, Waukesha, and two grandchildren.


Notes for Josephine Meurett:

Obituary:  Wausau Daily Herald (WI), Thursday, 3 July 1980:  Mrs. Josephine Pete, 79, 500 Grand Ave., Wausau, died Wednesday morning in an Appleton hospital.  The former Josephine Meurett was born March 8, 1901, in town of Rib Mountain, daughter of Lewis and Elsie Meurett.  She married Richard Olson.  He died Jan. 28, 1939.  She married Louis Gaulke, who also preceded her in death, and on Dec. 19, 1959, she married Robert Pete, who died in 1964.  Mrs. Pete was a member of the Salvation Army.  Survivors include two sons, Donald Olson, Route 2, Black Creek, and Lawrence Olson, Benson, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Trotzer, 500 Grand Ave., Wausau, and Mrs. Ortlea Tregre, Baton Rouge, La.; and seven grandchildren.  Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Peterson Funberal Home, Wausau.  The Rev. Fred Kulovits of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Wausau, will officiate.  Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau.  Friends may call from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.



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Items in RED have been verified against parish register entries. 

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Last updated:  16 April 2021.