WILHELM “WILLIAM” TORNOW
by Joyce Huntington
SECOND GENERATION, FIFTH CHILD OF JOHANN AND MINNIE TORNOW
|BIRTH:||04 Nov 1853 - Pomerania, Germany|
|DEATH:||07 Jan 1930 - Clintonville, Waupaca, WI|
|BURIAL:||10 Jan 1930 - Clintonville, Waupaca, WI|
Wilhelm was married 05 Mar 1882 in Fremont, Waupaca, WI to:
|BIRTH:||22 Dec 1860 - Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland|
|DEATH:||21 Jun 1943 - Plover, Marathon, WI|
|BURIAL:||Jun 1943 - Clintonville, Waupaca, WI|
Children of Wilhelm and Hermine Tornow:
Wilhelm filed an intent for citizenship (naturalization) in Waupaca County on October 8, 1924 but it was not granted. The record indicates it was "void for the reason it was issued within 30 days of a general election".
In the spring of 1872, the daughter of Michael and Eva Kopiske, accompanied her family to America and settled on a farm in the town of Wolf River, Winnebago County, near Fremont, Wisconsin. They were married by Rev. Sauer in East Bloomfield. After their marriage, the couple settled on a farm near Bear Creek, Wisconsin. Until moving to Clintonville, the couple were members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Nicholson, Wisconsin. After moving to Clintonville, they joined St. Martin’s Lutheran Church.
One of Hermine’s chores as a girl in Germany was tending the geese.