Elizabeth Theisen and Joseph Roskopf


Elizabeth Theisen was born July 7, 1882 to Katherina Stahler and Mathias Theisen. She married Joseph Roskopf. He was born April 6, 1875 in Granville, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin to Anton Roskopf and Mary Katzenberger.

Elizabeth Theisen and Joe Roskopf

Elizabeth Theisen and her husband Joe Roskopf.

Wednesday at 9:30 o'clock a. m. in the local church, occurred the marriage of Joe Roskopf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Roskopf of Granville, to Miss Lizzie Theisen, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Math. Theisen, residing half a mile north of this burg. Miss Norma Jonen of Milwaukee, a very dear friend of the bride, was maid of honor and Miss Ida Roskopf of Granville was bridesmaid. Frank Theisen, brother of the bride, was best man and John Roskopf was groomsman. The bride looked lovely dressed all in white. She is one of our most highly respected young ladies and by her winning and pleasing ways has won many friends here, she is also a member of the local Young Ladies's Society. We are not personally acquainted with Mr. Roskopf but we feel assured that Miss Theisen has chosen wisely. They will make their future home on a farm owned by the groom near Menonenee Falls. A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents after the ceremony which was attended only by the members of the families. We extend our best wishes for a happy and prosperous future.

Elizabeth and Joseph had six children.

Joseph died unexpectedly on December 1, 1942 on an embolism while returning from a trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

ROSKOPF: Dec. 1, 1942, residence Germantown; Joseph J., aged 67 years, beloved husband of Elizabeth (nee Theisen), father of Clarence, Tillie New (sic), Alfred Elmer and Marie Webber; also survived by 11 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 6 sisters, 2 sons-in-law and 2 daughters-in-law. Funeral Sat., Dec. 5, at 9 a. m., from the Haack Funeral Home, Memononee (sic) Falls, to St. Mary's church at 9:30 a. m. Interment church cemetery. Holy Name vigil Fri. at 8 p. m. In state Thurs., 7 p. m.

Elizabeth died of a cerebral hemmorhage on March 20, 1951. She is buried in St. Mary's cemetery, Menominee Falls, Wisconsin.

Mrs. Joseph Roskopf

Mrs. Elizabeth Roslkopf (nee Theisen) widow of the late Joseph Roskopf passed away Tuesday evening, March 20 at her home in Menomonee Falls. Her sudden death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage.

She was born in 1883 at St. Michael's, Wis., the daughter of the late Matt and Catherine Theisen. For a number of years, she was employed in Milwaukee before her marriage to Mr. Roskopf on Nov. 7, 1906. After her marriage, they farmed in the town of Germantown until the death of Mr. Roskopf 8 years ago. At that time she came to live in Menomonee Falls. She was a member of the St. Mary's Married Ladies Sr. Sodality and of the Third Order of St. Francis.

Surviving her are five children: Clarence, Alfred of Germantown; Tillie Neu, Elmer Roskopf and Marie Webber all of Menomonee Falls; also 2 brothers, Frank Theisen, Random Lake and Mike Theisen of North Dakota; also 28 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday morning, March 26 at the Haack Funeral Home to St. Mary's church. Interment will be in St. Mary's cemetery.

Joe and Elizabeth Roskopf and relatives.
Back row, from left to right: Elizabeth Stahler Rossman, my grandmother Eva Tillotson Burns,
unknown woman, Elizabeth Theisen Roskopf, Joe Roskopf.
Front row: Maude Rossman McClain (Elizabeth Rossman's daughter), Maude's daughter Ruth McClain,
my uncle John Burns, my father Robert Burns.


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