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 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.
Loraine Catharine Roskopf was born August 30, 1907 in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha county, Wisconsin. She died April 2, 1922 and is buried in St. Mary's Catholic cemetery in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha county, Wisconsin.
Clarence Michael Roskopf was born February 6, 1909 in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha county, Wisconsin. He married Loretta Mary Lauer, daughter of John Lauer and Catherine Schmitz, on November 8, 1933 by Rev. W. A. Grebel in Pewaukee, Waukesha county, Wisconsin. Loretta was born August 23, 1911 in Wisconsin and died November 4, 1996 at Community Memorial hospital in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha county, Wisconsin. Clarence and Loretta had nine children.
Clarence died February 3, 1997 at Community Memorial hospital in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha county, Wisconsin. He is buried at St. Mary's Catholic cemetery in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha county, Wisconsin.
Mathilda Theresa Roskopf was born November 27, 1910 in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha county, Wisconsin. She married Roman William Neu, son of William Neu and Magdelena Meyer, on August 24, 1932 at St. Mary's Catholic church in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha county, Wisconsin. Roman was born April 6, 1907 in Germantown, Washington county, Wisconsin. Matilda and Roman had four children.
A very pretty wedding took place in St. Mary's Church, Menomonee Falls, Wednesday morning, August 24th, at 9:00 o'clock, when Mathilda Roskopf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Roskopf, was given in marriage by her father, to become the bride of Mr. Roman Neu, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. G. Neu.
The Rev. C. J. Bier officiated at the marriage ceremony.
The bride was prettily attired in a long white satin gown trimmed with lace. She wore white moire slippers and a long cap effect veil which was trimmed with Chantilly lace. She carried a shower bouquet of white roses, larkspur, and baby's breath tied with a white satin ribbon.
Miss Marie Roskopf, sister of the bride, attended her as Matron of Honor. She was attired in a long pale blue satin gown with moire slippers to match. Her headdress was a band of moline bow. She carried a bouquet of mixed roses, asters, larkspur and baby's breath.
Little Bernadette Neu, a niece of the groom, was the flower girl. She wore a dainty ruffled yellow taffeta dress and carried a basket of mixed flowers.
The best man was Lawrence Neu, brother of the groom, and the groomsmen were Clarence and Alfred Roskopf, brothers of the bride.
Teddie Neu, nephew of the groom, was the ring-bearer. He wore a white silk blouse with a black bow and long white trousers. He carried a white pillow beautifully trimmed with lace and lilies of the valley. The ushers were Mr. Walter Neu, brother of the groom, and Mr. Walter J. Lorman.
A wedding dinner was server at noon, at the home of the bride to the relatives. The rooms were decorated in blue and white and in pink and green. In the evening a reception was held at the Nightingale Ballroom, Highway 55 and 74 with about 500 guests in attendance to whom refreshments were served.
All present wished the happy couple many years of happiness. They will make their future home in the Town of Germantown.
The newlyweds left on a wedding trip and will be at home to their friends after September 1st.
Roman Neu incorporated Neu's Supply Line, a building supply company, in 1945 in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. He continued to expand the business until his death.
Roman died September 14, 1959 at his home in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha county, Wisconsin. Mathilda died September 16, 1985 at home in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha county, Wisconsin. He is buried at St. Mary's Catholic cemetery in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha county, Wisconsin.
Alfred Francis Roskopf was born March 23, 1912 in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha county, Wisconsin. He married Viola Elizabeth Lauer, daughter of John Lauer and Catherine Schmitz, on May 6, 1936. Viola was born November 30, 1912. She was the sister of Loretta Lauer, wife of Alfred's brother Clarence. Alfred died December 22, 1985 at the Cedar Lake Home in West Bend, Washington county, Wisconsin. He is buried at St. Mary's Catholic cemetery in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha county, Wisconsin. Viola died February 7, 1997 at the Community Memorial hospital in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha county, Wisconsin.
Elmer John Roskopf was born January 8, 1916 in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha county, Wisconsin. He married Margaret Catharina Beschta, daughter of John Beschta and Katherine Hollrith, on May 20, 1944 at St. Joseph's Catholic church in Grafton, Ozaukee county, Wisconsin. Margaret was born February 2, 1916 in Grafton, Ozaukee county, Wisconsin. My uncle John Burns was best man at the wedding. Margaret died October 22, 1952 at St. Joseph hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Elmer died March 12, 1991 in Tucumcari, New Mexico. He is buried at St. Mary's Catholic cemetery in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha county, Wisconsin.
Wedding party for Elmer Roskopf and Margaret Beschta.
Left to right: Catherine Beschta(?), my uncle John Burns, Margaret Beschta Roskopf,
Elmer Roskopf, Rita Clapham(?), Gerold Theisen(?).
Beschta-Roskopf Wedding at St. Joseph's, Grafton
Miss Margaret Beschta, daughter of Mrs. John Beschta of Grafton, became the bride of Elmer Roskopf, son of Mrs. Joseph Roskopf of Menomonee Falls, in a high mass read Saturday, May 20 at St. Joseph's church, Grafton. Rev. Joseph Brasky performed the ceremony, with Rev. Beschta, uncle of the bride of Loretta, Wis., as celebrant of the high mass, and Rev. Fr. Peter Beschta of Plain, Wis., cousin of the bride, serving as deacon.
The bride wore a white satin gown with fingertip veil, and carried a bouquet of calla lilies. The maid of honor, Miss Catherine Beschta, sister of the bride, wore a pink taffeta gown and carried a bouquet of tea roses and baby-breath. The bridesmaid, Rita Clapham, a cousin of the bride, wore a gown of blue taffeta and carried tea roses and baby-breath.
John Burns of Chicago, cousin of the groom, attended as best man. Gerold Theisen of Belgium, cousin of the groom, acted as groomsman.
After the ceremony there was a reception at the home of the bride's mother for near relatives and friends. In the evening there was a reception at Schmitt's Pavilion for over 300 guests. On their return from a 10-day trip to northern Wisconsin and Michigan the newlyweds are residing in the city of Menomonee Falls. The groom operates a farm with his brother near Menomonee Falls. The bride was a stenographer with the Bonner-Housman law firm at Grafton.
Marie Anna Roskopf was born September 1, 1917 in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha county, Wisconsin. Marie married John W. Webber, son of Nelson Webber and Elizabeth McGrath, on November 8, 1941 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Menomonee Falls. John was born December 18, 1915 in Illinois. Marie died June 24, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is buried at St. Mary's Catholic cemetery in Menomonee Falls, Waukesha county, Wisconsin. John Webber died July 8, 2004 at Ruth Hospice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
In honor of the marriage of their daughter, Marie, to John W. Webber of Milwaukee on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Roskopf of Germantown entertained at their home after the wedding dinner which was served at the Cape Cod restaurant, Menomonee Falls. Mr. Webber and his bride are traveling through the South this week and expect to return November 15 to make their home in Milwaukee where the former is employed as a salesman.
A gold cross, given her by the groom, was the only jewelry worn by the bride with her gown of milk chiffon. Lilies of the valley nestled in the heart-shaped crown which held her veil and she carried a satin-covered prayer book with gardenia streamers. Raisin-colored taffeta was worn by Miss Margaret Beschta of Grafton who attended the bride as maid of honor. Bronze 'mums composed her bouquet. The junior bridesmaid, Miss Helen Neu, a niece of the bride, was gowned in blue taffeta and carried yellow chrymanthemums (sic).
Elmer Roskopf attended Mr. Webber as best man. Ushering guests into St. Mary's church, Menomonee Falls, for the ceremony were Walter J. Lormanm and Arthur Webber.
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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