Joyce Ethel Woods1

F, b. 23 June 1898, d. 26 August 1988
Joyce Woods, ca. 1915
     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 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.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, at age 22.7,8,2

Elmer and Joyce honeymooned in New York City at New York, New York, New York, USA.9
     Joyce Ethel Woods and Elmer William Zanzig were divorced on 20 April 1937 at Milwaukee County, 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."11 She 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 Laemmrich Funeral Home/Cremations Limited, 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=16 Jul 2021


  1. [S2] "Personal knowledge", by B. Zanzig. Collection of Barbara Zanzig (Bothell, King, Washington, USA), Informant: Joyce Ethel Zanzig.
  2. [S2] "Personal knowledge",.
  3. [S15] "U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014", index, Social Security Administration,, URL 2011, citing Master File Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index.
  4. [S65] 1900 US Federal Census, Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin, population schedule,, (, James Woods family, Greenbush Twp., ED 52, page 1B-2A (8362) (images 2-3/35), dwelling 24, family 24; citing NARA microfilm roll T623_1818.
  5. [S2] "Personal knowledge", , Informant: Charles Elmer Zanzig.
  6. [S70] 1920 US Census WI, Milwaukee 1999, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, population schedule,, (, Nora Stiemke household (boarding house), 6th ward, Milwaukee, ED 80, sheet 4B (Anc. image 8/24), dwelling 75, family 105, accessed 7 Jul 2019; citing 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, 901 North 9th St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Hereinafter cited as Milwaukee Co. Marriage Records.
  8. [S1108] "Glenbeulah (social news)," Sheboygan Press 1921 Aug 24 (24 Aug 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] "Personal knowledge", , 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, 1168 Shadow Ln, Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin, USA.
  11. [S1571] Anonymous, "Sheboygan (Wis.) Press". The Sheboygan (Wis.) Press, "Glenbeulah", 11 Sep 1941, p. 10, viewed 17 Apr 2016.
  12. [S10] Joyce E. Woods, Wisconsin death certificate (personal copy) unnumbered (no file date), Collection of Barbara Zanzig, Bothell, King, Washington, USA. Hereinafter cited as Joyce Zanzig death certificate.
  13. [S1371] Wisconsin State Census, 1905, Sheboygan Co. 28, unknown county, unknown state, population schedule,, James Woods family, Town of Greenbush, p. 13 (stamped 45), family 250, accessed 6 Feb 2012; citing; Roll CSUSAWI1905_28.
  14. [S66] 1910 United States Federal Census (WI, Sheboygan 1738), Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin, population schedule,, (, James Woods household, Greenbush Twp., ED 92, p. 1B (5051) (image 2/33), dwell. 14, fam. 14, viewed 29 Aug 2012; citing Roll T624_1738, FHL film no. 1375751; National Archives and Records Administration.
  15. [S1403] "U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995", database and images, Operations Inc.,, URL 2011, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, City Directory, 1922; p. 1746. Elmer W. Zanzig, viewed 2 Sep 2015, citing 1822-1995 U.S. City Directories.
  16. [S74] 1930 US Census WI, Milwaukee 2599, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin, population schedule,, (, Elmer Zanzig household, 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; citing Roll T626_2599.
  17. [S1403] "U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995", database and images, Operations Inc., 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.
  18. [S55] "Mrs. Dora Woods Is Called To Rest Friday Evening", Woods, Dora (Barber) obituary, Sheboygan Falls, WI, 14 Nov 1936. Hereinafter cited as Dora (Barber) Woods obituary.
  19. [S2] "Personal knowledge", , Informant: Barbara Zanzig, from recollection.