Joyce Ethel Woods1

F, b. 23 June 1898, d. 26 August 1988
Joyce Woods, ca. 1915
     See ZANZI-01280.
     Joyce Ethel Woods was born on 23 June 1898 at Town of Greenbush, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA.2,3 She was the daughter of James Zachariah Woods and Dora Ann Barber.4

     "I think my Dad met my Mother at a English Lutheran Church in the North side of Milw around 2nd St and North Ave. Minister Philip Roth. large water reservoir just East of that area. In fact I think the Church was on Garfield Ave." -- Chas. Zanzig 2003/04/01.5 Joyce Ethel Woods was an office clerk in the electrical implements industry in 1920.6

     Joyce Ethel Woods married Elmer William Zanzig, son of Charles Frank Zanzig and Sophia Margaret Schultz, on 19 January 1921 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, at age 22.7,8,2

Elmer and Joyce honeymooned in New York City, New York, New York, New York, USA.9
     Joyce Ethel Woods and Elmer William Zanzig were divorced on 20 April 1937 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.10 Joyce Ethel Woods was a witness "Miss Grace Woods of Taycheedah spent Saturday with friends here. Miss Woods, in company with her sister, Mrs. Joyce Zanzig , and sons, Charles and James, have returned from a most interesting motor trip to Schenectady, N. Y., where they visited another sister and family, Mrs. Peter Webber, the former Coral Woods of Glenbeulah. Peter Webber, Jr., the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Webber, left the same day of their arrival for Fort Belvoir, Va., where he is serving Uncle Sam." with Grace Irene Woods on 11 September 1941 at Glenbeulah, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA.11 Joyce Ethel Woods was a supervisor at Taycheedah State Women's Prison in 1963 at Taycheedah, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA.12
     Joyce Ethel Woods died on 26 August 1988 at Menasha, Winnebago, Wisconsin, USA, at age 90 of atherosclerosis and congestive heart failure.12,3 She was cremated on 30 August 1988 at Menasha, Winnebago, Wisconsin, USA.12 She was inurned on 30 August 1988 at Greenbush Cemetery, Town of Greenbush, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA.12,5

Children of Joyce Ethel Woods and Elmer William Zanzig

  • Charles Elmer Zanzig2 b. 13 Apr 1926, d. 21 May 2015
  • James Edwin Zanzig2
Last Edited=1 Jun 2016


  1. [S2] Interview with various family members (unknown informant address), by B. Zanzig. Collection of Barbara Zanzig (Kirkland, King, Washington, USA), Informant: Joyce Ethel Zanzig.
  2. [S2] Interview, various family members.
  3. [S15] "Social Security Death Index" , index,, URL 2011, citing Master File Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S65] James Woods household, 1900 US Census population schedule, Greenbush Twp., Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin, ED 52, sheet 1B-2A (8362) (images 2-3/35), dwelling 24, family 24. (Provo, UT:, 2004), subscription database. Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900 United States of America Roll T623_1818.
  5. [S2] Interview, various family members, Informant: Charles Elmer Zanzig.
  6. [S70] Nora Stienke household, 1920 US Census population schedule, 752 2nd St., 6th ward, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, ED 80, sheet 4B (0412) (image 8/24), dwelling 75, family 105. (Provo, UT:, 2001), subscription database Roll T625_1999.
  7. [S209] Wisconsin, Milwaukee County Marriage Records: vol. 307, p. 282, no. 764. Bride's name Wood, Milwaukee County Register of Deeds, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Hereinafter cited as Milwaukee Co. Marriage Records.
  8. [S1424] "Weddings," Sheboygan Press, 20 Jan 1921, This item claims they were married at the groom's parents' home in Glenbeulah, but Charles and Sophie Zanzig never lived there.
  9. [S2] Interview, various family members, Informant: Joyce Erickson Zanzig.
  10. [S877] Plaintiff Joyce Zanzig v. Defendant Elmer Zanzig, Divorce Judgement, Milwaukee Co. Circuit Court, No. 148-344, Collection of Charles E. Zanzig, Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin, USA.
  11. [S1571] Anonymous, The Sheboygan (Wis.) Press (, "Glenbeulah", 11 Sep 1941, p. 10, viewed 17 Apr 2016.
  12. [S10] Winnebago County, Wisconsin unknown agency, death certificate unnumbered (no file date), Joyce E. Woods; Collection of Barbara Zanzig, Kirkland, King, Washington, USA.
  13. [S1371] James Woods household, Wisconsin State Census, 1905 population schedule, Town of Greenbush, Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin, sheet 13 (stamped 45), family 250. (Provo, UT: Operations Inc, 2007), subscription database. Viewed 6 Feb 2012.
  14. [S66] James Woods household, 1910 US Census population schedule, Greenbush Twp., Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin, ED 92, sheet 1B (5051) (image 2/33), dwelling 14, family 14. (Provo, UT:, 2004), subscription database Roll T624_1738. 29 Aug 2012.
  15. [S70] Nora Stiemke household, 1920 US Census, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin,
  16. [S1403] "U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989" ,, URL 2011, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1922; p. 1746. Elmer W. Zanzig, viewed 2 Sep 2015.
  17. [S74] Elmer Zanzig, 101 W. Center St., 2nd ward, Wauwautosa, ED 40-373,p. 11B (3851) (777.0) (image 22/42), dwell. 254, fam. 265, reviewed 28 Aug 2014 household, 1930 US Census population schedule, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin. (Provo, UT:, 2001), subscription database Roll T626_2599.
  18. [S1403] "U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989",, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1932; p. 281. Elmer W. Zanzig, viewed 2 Sep 2015. P. 41 of directory explains that numbers in parentheses are old numbers.
  19. [S55] Woods, Dora (Barber) obituary, Sheboygan Falls, WI. Hereinafter cited as Dora (Barber) Woods obituary.
  20. [S2] Interview, various family members, Informant: Barbara Zanzig, from recollection.