William Mitchell Pete

1897 Vesper, Wisconsin 1955 Wood, Wisconsin



Continuation of tree (3rd child of Antoine Pitre/Irene Victoria 'Rena' Arquette); all known surname descendants:

                9       William Mitchell Pete  b: 15 July 1897  Vesper, Wood, WI; d: 17 August 1955  Wood, Wood, WI

                                  +Emma Marie Mathison  b: 17 May 1888  Fulton, Rock, WI; m: Abt. 1929 [Peder Mattison/Jacobina ---] (divorced); d: 16 June 1963  Janesville, Rock, WI


                            *2nd Wife of William Mitchell Pete:

                                  +Louise Maegli (Nolte)  b: February 1896  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; m: 17 May 1938  Dubuque Co., Iowa  [Robert/Louise Felber]; d: 9 May 1945  Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI


                             *3rd Wife of William Mitchell Pete:

                                  +Edna Markofski  b: 18 January 1909  Wisconsin; m: February 1946 [Fred W./Caroline ---]; d: 22 December 1995  Wausau, Marathon, WI



Notes for William Mitchell Pete:


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


- 1930 Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI:  William Pete 33 salesman/bakery, wife Emma 39  [588 Layton Boulevard]


- 1940 Fox Point, Milwaukee, WI:  Robert Maegli 68, wife Louisa 66, son-in-law William Pete 43 mfr./house furn, wife Louise 42 mgr./beauty shop, step-daughter Mercedes Nolte 20 beauty parlor worker/beauty center  [716 E. Juniper Lane]


Misc.:  1930 Milwaukee Directory:  Pete Wm h588 Layton blvd; 1933 Milwaukee Directory:  Pete Wm (Emma) r313 N 18th


WWII Records:  William Mitchell Pete, res. 716-E Juniper Lane, Fox Point, Milw., WI; b. 15 Jul 1897 Necedah, WI; contact wife Louise Pete; 5' 10", 185 lbs., brown eyes & black hair, dark complexion; 14 Feb 1942 Milwaukee, WI.


Obituary:  Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI), Saturday, 20 August 1955:  Pete: William M., aged 58, 2001 1/2 7th st., Wausau, formerly Milwaukee, passed away Aug. 17, 1955 at Veterans' hospital, Wood, Wis.: survived by wife, Edna; sister, Mrs. F.L. Grendahl, Sheldon, Wis.; 1 brother, Robert Pete, Wausau, Wis.  In state Sun., Aug. 21, at the chapel at Veterans' Administration. Memorial services by VFW, City of Milwaukee Post No. 2874, 7 p.m., Sun., Aug. 21.  Funeral services 9 a.m. Mon., Aug. 22 at the chapel.  Veterans' Administration, Wood, Wis.

Tombstone Inscription, Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee: William M. / Pete / Wisconsin / PVT / Co A 128 Infantry / World War I / July 15, 1897 / August 17, 1955


Notes for Emma Marie Mathison:

- 1940 Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI:  Emma Pete 51 (divorced) sales clerk/department store, brother Paul Mathison 37 machine oper./toolmaking keys, wife Lulu 36, Gloria 14.

Obituary:  The Capital Times (Madison, WI), Monday, 17 June 1963:  Mrs. Edwardson, Edgerton, Dies - Edgerton - Mrs. Peter Edwardson, 75, Route 2, Edgerton, died Sunday in a Janesville hospital.  Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Central Lutheran Church here.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Ellingson funeral home.  The former Emma Matheson was born in Rock county and was married in 1949.  She was a member of Central Lutheran Church and Sons of Norway lodge.  She is survived by her husband; four stepsons, Arnold, Janesville; Elmer and Clarence, both of Milton Junction; and Willard, DeForest; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Henry Ullius, Edgerton; and two sisters, Mrs. Peter Gunderson, Janesville, and Mrs. Forrest Shaw, Park Falls.


Notes for Louise Maegli :

Obituary:  Milwaukee Sentinel (WI), Friday, 11 May 1945:  Pete: Louise (nee Maegli), 4433 N. 58th st., Wednesday, May 9, aged 49 years, beloved wife of William Pete, mother of Mercedes Sebestyen, daughter of Mrs. Louise Maegli, sister of Norval Maegli; also survived by 1 son-in-law, Steve Sebestyen; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and other relatives.  Services Friday, May 11, 2 p.m., at Dobratz Funeral Home, 3514 N. Port Washington av., under auspices of Golden Rule chapter No. 194, O.E.S.  Interment Valhalia.  In state after 2 p.m. Thursday.


Notes for Edna Markofski:

Obituary:  Wausau Daily Herald (WI), Tuesday, 26 December 1995:  Edna Pete, 86, a resident of Colonial Manor Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Wausau, died Friday Dec. 22, 1995.  She was born Jan. 18, 1909, daughter of the late Caroline and Fred Markofski, Wausau.  Survivors include one brother, Lester Markofski, 726 Park Ave., Wausau, one sister, Marie Gaskey, Milwaukee; nieces, nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews.  Private services for family and relatives will be held at Peterson Funeral Home, Wausau.  There will be no visitation.  Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau.

Tombstone Inscription, Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau:  Edna Pete / 1909 - 1995



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Items in RED have been verified against parish register entries. 

- Some deaths in RED from online death certificates (1920-1938), online death registrations (1888-1919).


Last updated:  16 April 2021.