Descendants of Johan Herman Bengfort



1- Johan Herman Bengfort was born in 1811 in Preußen, died on 3 Nov 1893 in Festina at age 82, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Johan married Anna Ellert. Anna was born on 8 Jan 1812, died on 19 Feb 1897 in Festina at age 85, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had seven children. The 1880 census shows John B. and Anna living alone.

2-Gertrude Bengfort was born on 23 Jan 1839 and died in 1927 at age 88. Gertrude married Henry Nienhaus. Henry was born on 25 Aug 1851 in Addison, Washington Co., Wisconsin and died on 8 Sep 1915 in Greenwood, McHenry Co., Illinois at age 64. They had four children.

3-Gertrude Nienhaus was born in Aug 1866 in Preußen and died in 1903 at age 37. Gertrude married George Kipp in 1886 in Ossian, son of Herman (Henry) Kipp and Margaret Raker. George was born in Dec 1864 in Wisconsin and died in 1925 at age 61. They had seven children.

4-Mary Kipp was born in Feb 1884 in Festina.

4-Elizabeth Gertrude Kipp was born in Sep 1888 in Festina and died on 25 Oct 1954 at age 66. Elizabeth married Bernard T. (Ben) Langreck, son of Johann Heinrich "Henry" Langreck and Mary Elizabeth Reicks. Bernard was born on 10 Jul 1882 in St. Lucas and died on 9 Sep 1970 in Marshfield, Wood Co., Wisconsin at age 88. They had 14 children.

5-George Langreck was born on 1 Jan 1907 and died in 1907.

5-Julius G. Langreck was born on 5 Jul 1909 and died in Jun 1983 in Marshfield at age 73. Julius married Genevieve A. Fehreubach. Genevieve was born on 7 Mar 1913. They had five children. He was an employee of St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

6-James Langreck was the best man for his brother, Paul's wedding. James married Rita Johnson. Rita was born in Jul 1943.

6-Paul J. Langreck was born in Nov 1938. Paul married Jeanette Frances Hable in May 1963 in St. Joachim's Church, Pittsville, daughter of Joseph Hable. Jeanette was born in May 1939. They had two children. He was employed at Forplex Division of Weyerhaeuser Co. They lived in Marshfield.

7-John Paul Langreck was born in Jan 1971.

7-Karen Esther Langreck was born in 1972.

6-Jerome Langreck

6-David R. Langreck was born in 1948. David married Kathleen Bell.

6-Joann Langreck married James Fink.

5-Phyllis Langreck was born in 1910.

5-Adeline G. Langreck was born in 1910 in Iowa and died in 1974 at age 64. In 1930 she was employed at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. Adeline married Lawrence Kasberger.

5-Albert J. Langreck was born on 30 Apr 1912 and died on 27 Nov 1979 in Marshfield, Wood Co., Wisconsin at age 67. Albert married Sarah S. Strupp on 16 Apr 1940 in St. Michael's Catholic Church, daughter of Peter Strupp and Anna Kolb. Sarah was born on 16 Jan 1914 in Hewitt, died on 4 Feb 2003 in Marshfield at age 89, and was buried in St. Michael's Cemetery, Hewitt. They had three children.

6-Marian Langreck

6-Richard Langreck married Carol Dierringer.

6-Raymond Langreck

5-Lawrence George Langreck was born on 9 Jun 1915 and died on 14 Nov 1998 in Neillsville, Clark Co., Wisconsin at age 83. Lawrence married Adella Mary (Della) Schmitt, daughter of William J. Schmitt and Anna Kuennen. Adella was born on 24 Aug 1922 in Saint Lucas and died in 1997 at age 75. They had two children.

6-Kevin Scott Langreck was born on 28 May 1947.

6-Kaila Lee Langreck married Daniel StLouis.

5-Angeline Marie Langreck was born in 1916 in Hansen, Wood Co., Wisconsin and died in 1986 at age 70. Angeline married Joseph Lander. They had one son, Donald.

5-Edmund J. Langreck was born on 11 Nov 1918 in Granton, Wisconsin and died on 26 Sep 1996 in Marshfield, Wisconsin at age 77. Edmund married Elizabeth J. (Betty) Schellie. Elizabeth was born on 24 Nov 1924. They had six children.

6-Carol Langreck married Bruce McDougal.

6-Cheryl Langreck

6-Leslie Langreck married Katie Lee.

6-Robert J. Langreck was born on 13 Jun 1947. Robert married Elizabeth (Betty) Paterson. Elizabeth was born on 23 Feb 1951.

6-Kenneth J. Langreck was born in 1953.

6-Patrick J. Langreck was born in 1966.

5-Raymond Herman Langreck was born on 26 Nov 1923. Raymond married Ruth Elizabeth. Ruth was born on 31 Jan 1927. They had one son.

6-Leon John Langreck was born on 29 Oct 1952 in Cresco. Leon married Linda Vachta on 23 Dec 1972 in Assumption Catholic Church, Cresco. Linda was born in 1952. They had two children.

7-Lonnie Joseph Langreck was born on 18 Feb 1977.

7-Laura Ann Langreck was born on 15 Jun 1978.

5-Bernard J. Langreck was born on 20 Nov 1924 in Waucoma, died on 25 Oct 2003 at age 78, and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Marshfield. Bernard married Clara Noll on 23 Jun 1946 in Neillsville, daughter of Raymond J. Noll and Rose Langreck. Clara was born on 5 Aug 1928 in Neillsville. They had nine children.

6-Dennis Langreck died young.

6-Elizabeth Langreck married Jerry Bray.

6-Jeffrey Bernard Langreck was born on 22 Jul 1948 in Wisconsin. Jeffrey married Linda Rae Loomis on 29 Dec 1969. They had three children.

7-Jennifer Rae Langreck was born on 9 Jul 1970.

7-Thomas Langreck was born on 14 Jul 1971.

7-Dana Langreck was born on 14 Jul 1973.

6-Thomas Raymond Langreck was born on 16 Apr 1951. Thomas married Jeannie Marie Neumann on 26 Jun 1971. They had three children.

7-Heath Langreck was born on 4 Sep 1972 in Wurzberg, Germany. Heath married Stacie Ashby on 17 Dec 1994 in Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin.

7-Heather Langreck was born on 15 Mar 1974 in Wurzberg, Germany.

7-Luke Thomas Langreck was born on 1 Jul 1982 in Winona, Minnesota.

6-Arnold M. Langreck was born on 3 Feb 1953. Arnold married Debra B. Backer on 13 Apr 1974. They had two children.

7-Matthew Michael Langreck was born on 4 Oct 1976 in Louisiana. Matthew married Shannon.

7-Kelly Michelle Langreck was born on 7 Jun 1979 in Louisiana.

6-Cindy Langreck was born in 1957. Cindy married David G. Erickson.

6-Celeste Langreck was born on 26 Oct 1958. Celeste married Leon Pronchinske on 16 Jun 1979. They had two children.

7-Daniel Pronchinske was born on 4 Aug 1984.

7-Travis Pronchinske was born on 10 Dec 1987.

6-Randy L. Langreck was born in Feb 1962. Randy married Pamela Sue. Pamela was born in 1964.

6-Diane Langreck was born in 1962. Diane married Mark W. Haupt. Bernard next married Janet J. Johnson Pomputis on 15 Jun 1959 in Winona. Janet was born in 1930. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army from April 19, 1943 until his honorable discharge on Dec. 6, 1945.

5-Rachel K. (Rose) Langreck was born in 1927 in Hansen, Wood Co., Wisconsin. Rachel married Donald Keefer. They had two children.

6-Ronald Keefer

6-Germaine Keefer married Jerome Johnson.

5-LaVerne D. Langreck was born in 1929 in Hansen, Wood Co., Wisconsin.

5-Arnold C. Langreck was born on 3 Feb 1929 and died on 17 Nov 1997 in Marshfield, Wood Co., Wisconsin at age 68. Arnold married Lorraine Karl. They had one daughter.

6-Diane Langreck married William Zell.

5-William Langreck

4-Johanna Kipp was born in Sep 1890 in Festina.

4-Kathryn Kipp was born in Feb 1891 in Festina.

4-Mathilda Kipp was born in Aug 1893 in Festina.

4-Frances Kipp was born in Jul 1894 in Festina.

4-Henry Kipp was born in May 1898 in Festina.

3-Johanna C. Nienhaus was born on 2 Mar 1869 in Iowa and died on 28 Jun 1963 in Hennepin Co., Minnesota at age 94. Johanna married William Lansing, son of Herman Lansing and Gertrude. William was born on 14 Apr 1860 in New Jersey and died on 8 Nov 1922 in Cleveland, Walsh Co., North Dakota at age 62. They had nine children. In 1920 they lived in Cleveland, Walsh Co., North Dakota.

4-Henry Lansing married Mabel on 12 Apr 1893 in Walsh Co., North Dakota.

4-Jean Lansing was born on 24 Feb 1906 and died on 15 Nov 2001 in Minneapolis at age 95. Jean married Stanley D. Gilmore. Stanley was born on 26 Jun 1904 and died on 4 Jan 2003 in Minneapolis at age 98.

4-Katherine Lansing

4-Theodore Lansing was born on 19 Feb 1887 in Ossian and died on 16 Dec 1961 in Lankin, Walsh, North Dakota at age 74. Theodore married Annie M. Skorgen on 16 Feb 1914. Annie was born on 27 Jan 1895 and died on 4 Jul 1974 in Lankin, Walsh, North Dakota at age 79. They had four children.

5-Gladys M Lansing was born on 10 Aug 1914 in Latona Twp., Walsh, North Dakota and died on 23 Aug 1989 in Grand Forks at age 75. She appeared on the census in 1920 in Cleveland, Walsh, North Dakota.

5-Aldus T. Lansing was born on 25 Dec 1915 in North Dakota and died on 2 Jan 1996 in Grafton, Walsh, North Dakota at age 80. He appeared on the census in 1920. Cleveland, Walsh, North Dakota. Aldus married Ethel J. Ethel was born on 20 Jun 1931. They had four children.

6-Katherine J. Lansing was born on 21 Dec 1955 in North Dakota.

6-Diane R. Lansing was born on 6 May 1959.

6-Lorrie M. Lansing was born on 1 Sep 1959 in North Dakota.

6-Jason Aldus Lansing was born on 19 Sep 1963 in North Dakota.

5-Edeline Lansing was born in 1926 in South Dakota. She married Norman J. Colsen.

5-Lorena Lansing was born in 1928 in South Dakota. Lorena married Mr. Sevigny.

4-Anna Gertrude Lansing was born on 5 Jan 1893 in Iowa and died on 3 Feb 1987 in Aitkin Co., Minnesota at age 94. Anna married Roy A. Larson. Roy was born in 1890 in Minnesota. They had three children. They appeared on the census in 1930 in Aitkin, Aitkin, Minnesota.

5-George Harold Larson was born on 31 Mar 1915 and died on 24 Aug 1996 in Aitkin Co., Minnesota at age 81. He married Lenore Elaine Beecher on 3 Aug 1936 in Aitkin. THey had ten children, Gary Wayne, Leslie George, LaVonne Marie, Shirley Ann, Rodney Dale, Madeline Jane, Ronald Brian, Mavis Lorraine, Patrick Anthony, and Jill Elaine.

5-Leroy Anthony Larson was born on 28 Jan 1923 in Aitkin Co., Minnesota and died on 23 Oct 1952 at age 29.

4-Rose Lansing was born on 18 Dec 1895 in Calmar and died on 28 Jan 1993 in Lankin, Walsh, North Dakota at age 97. She appeared on the census in 1920. Cleveland, Walsh, North Dakota. Rose married Howard Lee McLaughlin on 28 Jul 1914 in Lankin. Howard was born on 18 Jun 1891 in Duluth, Minnesota and died in May 1987 in at age 95. They had five children.

5-Miss McLaughlin

5-Mr. McLaughlin

5-Miss McLaughlin Miss married Mr. Winther.

5-Living McLaughlin

5-Harold H. McLaughlin was born on 3 Oct 1916 in Cleveland, Walsh, North Dakota and died on 20 Feb 2004 in Park River, Walsh, North Dakota at age 87. Harold married Loretta O. Kratochvil. Loretta was born on 14 May 1920. They had four children.

6-Elizabeth A. (Betty) McLaughlin was born on 26 Jun 1934. Elizabeth married David J. Praska. David was born on 24 Jul 1930.

6-Gary H. McLaughlin was born in Jul 1940. Gary married Janice. She was born on 19 Jun 1943. They had two children.

7-Chad G. McLaughlin was born on 1 Sep 1958.

7-Trisha J. McLaughlin was born on 16 Apr 1969.

6-Marlen D. McLaughlin was born on 6 Dec 1945. Marlen married Diane M. She was born on 6 Dec 1947. They had two children.

7-Karla R McLaughlin was born in Feb 1972.

7-Tracy A. McLaughlin

6-Lee P. McLaughlin was born on 1 Sep 1948. Lee married Judy. Judy was born on 12 Jul 1948. They had a son.

7-Jeremy L. McLaughlin

4-Frank George Lansing was born in 1900 in Ossian and died on 7 May 1951 at age 51. Frank married Ella Mae Howard about 1921 in North Dakota. Ella was born on 9 Jun 1900 in North Dakota, died on 19 May 1981 in Mendota, Minnesota at age 80, and was buried in Resurrection Cemetery. They had three children.

5-George Francis Lansing was born on 14 Sep 1923 in North Dakota, died on 30 Nov 1993 in Mendota Heights, Goodhue, Minnesota at age 70, and was buried in Resurrection Cemetery. He appeared on the census in 1930 in Minneapolis. George married Margaret M. Benson in Apr 1959. Margaret was born on 20 Sep 1916 in Minnesota and died on 18 Dec 1993 in Cannon Falls, Goodhue, Minnesota at age 77.

5-Frank George Lansing was born on 18 Dec 1924 in Minnesota and died on 28 May 1963 in Hennepin Co., Minnesota at age 38.

5-Ethel May Lansing was born in 1927 in Minnesota and died on 17 Apr 1940 in Minneapolis at age 13. She appeared on the census in 1930. Minneapolis.

4-Miss Lansing

4-Emma Frances Lansing was born on 25 Feb 1909 in Minnesota and died on 3 Jul 1992 in Hennepin Co., Minnesota at age 83.

3-Henry Nienhaus was born on 17 Feb 1877 in Addison.

3-August Nienhaus

2-Olile Bengfort was born in 1844 in Preußen. The 1870 census shows she was crippled.

2-Henry Bengfort was born in Dec 1848 in Alsatte, Prussia and died before 1925. Henry married Angeline Puttmann on 12 Feb 1874 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of Bernard Puttmann Sr. and Sybilla Timp. Angeline was born on 22 Dec 1854 in Wisconsin, was christened on 24 Dec 1854 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, and died in Carroll. They had three children. In 1880 they lived on a farm in Roselle. The 1900 census shows they adopted a daughter, Maria B., born in March of 1885. In 1920 they lived in Carroll.

3-John Bengford Sr. was born on 25 Sep 1873 in Festina and died on 27 Jul 1926 in Roselle at age 52. In 1895 he lived in Roselle. John married Theresa Klocke on 28 Nov 1895, daughter of Johann Klocke and Theresia Spieker. Theresa was born on 20 Feb 1874 and died on 24 Jul 1947 in Odebolt at age 73. They had eight children. In 1900 they lived in Roselle with their three sons. He registered for the draft as John Bengford. He was a farmer in Sac Co. They had five children that died in infancy. The 1925 census shows the name as Bengford.
Carroll Paper, Aug 1926
Former Resident of Carroll died at Odebolt home. Moved to Carroll County when a boy and resided here until 1909. Knights of Columbus from many towns were present to give respects at last rites.
The following account of the life of John Bengford, Sr., was delayed for several reasons, but as deceased was so well and favorably known here, as is Mrs. Bengford, the account is published as it came from Odebolt: Knights of Columbus from various points in western Iowa attended the funeral here on July 30 of John Bengford, Sr., grand knight of Gonzaga Council No. 1876, of Odebolt, who died in St. Anthony's Hospital at Carroll, after a brief sickness of barely a week, appendicitis being the direct cause.
Mr. Bengford, while at work on his farm was suddenly taken sick with acute appendicitis. There being no relief from from his excessive pain, he was taken to the hospital at Carroll, the following day, where he underwent an operation the same evening. However, other complications set in, and it was evident at once that his life was in great danger, and hopes for recovery slight.
John Bengford was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bengford and was born September 25, 1873, in Ossian. Yet as a boy he moved with his parents to Carroll County, where he spent most of his life. Nov. 28, 1885, he was united in marriage to Miss Theresa Klocke, and to this union were born eleven children, five of whom died in infancy.

In 1909, Mr. and Mrs. Bengford and family moved from Carroll County to Valley Falls, Kan., where they made their home for seven years.
Having bought a farm, part of the former Cook ranch, in 1916, five miles north of Odebolt, the family in spring of that year moved there on till a year and one-half ago, Mr. and Mrs. Bengford moved to Odebolt leaving their sons to take care of the farm.
Mr. Bengford was a man in the true sense of the word. He made friends wherever he went, and many fine traits of character were plainly in evidence by those who knew him well.
Those whose are left in his immediate family are his sorrowing wife and six children, John, Bernard, Joseph, Genevieve (Mrs. Romaine Dinges), Herman and Rose, and a small adopted daughter, Mary.
Besides these he leaves a mother, Mrs. Matt Henrichs of Carroll, also sixteen grandchildren, two brothers and five sisters.


Relatives who attended the funeral from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Matt Henrichs, Mrs. Theresa Klocke and daughter, Anna, Mr. and Mrs. John Klocke, Mrs. Sophia Lappe, Mrs. Elizabeth Pietig, Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, John Backes, Mrs. Nick Backes, Mrs. Bertha Rose, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Spieker, Mr. and Mrs. Will Riche, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ventiecher, August Heitoff, Mr. and Mrs. George Finley and Leo Wegman, and Mr. and Mrs. Anton Hannasch, all of Carroll; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bengford, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reisberg, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Renze, of Templeton; Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Bengford and son, Ted of Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Witte of Iowa City; Mrs. Roger Maroney of Ottumwa; Mrs. Bernard Bengford of Coon Rapids; Miss Margaret, Louise, Edward and Malick Foley, Lake City; Mrs. Walter McCabe of Rochester, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Henrickson of Scranton; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Klocke of Bancroft; Mrs. Theo. Dirks of Breda; Fred Albers of O'Fallen, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Stangl of Dedham.

4-John Henry Bengford Jr. was born on 18 Sep 1895 in Roselle, died on 19 Nov 1982 in Odebolt, Sac Co., Iowa at age 87, and was buried in St. Martin's Cemetery. John married Nettie Albers on 11 Jan 1916. Nettie was born on 5 Jun 1894, died on 16 Apr 1964 in Sioux City Hospital at age 69, and was buried in St. Martin's Cemetery. They had 11 children. They had two sons, one who died in infancy and Fredrick who died at the age of one year and ten days.

5-Marie Rose Bengford was born in 1921. Marie married Pernell Snyder. He was born on 9 Dec 1917, died on 28 Oct 1971 and was buried in St. Pius Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. They had three children, Richard, Thomas and Rose Mary.
Marie next married Robert W. Pollien. Robert was born in 1928.

5-Leonard F. Bengford was born on 21 Aug 1916 in Odebolt, died on 9 Aug 1991 in Mercy Hospital in Des Moines at age 74, and was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery. He enlisted on 19 Dec 1945 at Fort Snelling stating he had completed 4 years of high school and was an accountant. Leonard married Neva Hatch on 10 Sep 1940in Odebolt. Neva was born on 11 Dec 1917, died on 1 Feb 1957 in Storm Lake at age 39, and was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery. They had ten children. They lived in rural Nemaha, farming until 1959. They moved to Odebolt where he worked for the city until 1964, then moving to Cedar Rapids and was employed by L. F. Meyers. He retired in 1980.

6-Shirley Ann Bengford was born in 1944. She married Donald Wayne Henle.

6-Craig R. Bengford was born in 1971. He married Patricia A. Chlian on 21 May 1994 in Douglas Co., Minnesota.

6-Randy Bengford died before 1991.

6-David F. Bengford was born 24 Nov 1942. He married Susan Elaine Black on 1 Jun 1963 at St. Jude's Catholic Church. They have a daughter, Carrie Lynn.

6-Janice Bengford was born in 1945. Janice married Mr. Wickham.

6-Darwin A. Bengford was born in 1948. He married Sharon Ann Yirkovsky on 25 Jun 1966 in Marion, Lee Co., Iowa.

6-Robert Raymond Bengford was born in 1950. He married Joan K.

6-Gloria Jean Bengford was born on 1 Jan 1951 and died on 25 May 1952 at age 1. She was killed instantly in a tragic accident at the Bengford farm home northeast of Early. The accident occured when the family car struck and ran over her as it was being backed up in the yard.

6-Carol Bengford was born in 1954. Carol married Mr. Stringer.

6-Mary Lynn Bengford was born in 1955. Mary married Mr. Blair of Des Moines.

Leonard next married Beverly.

5-Edmund Joseph Bengford was born on 29 Jul 1918 of Ida Grove and died on 30 Apr 2007 in Ida Grove, Ida Co., Iowa at age 88. Edmund married Phyllis Mary. Phyllis was born in 1918. They had two children.

6-Diane Bengford was born in Odebolt. Diane married John Higgins. They had two children.

7-Timothy John Higgins was born on 15 Dec 1961 in Cherokee and died on 15 Nov 1999 in Lake View at age 37. Timothy married Teri Luckow on 9 Nov 1991 in Holstein.

Timothy John Higgins, 37, of Galva died Monday, Nov. 15 in a head-on accident involving two semi rigs east of Lake View.
According to an Iowa State Patrol accident report, Glen Ray Vestal, 49, of Harlan was eastbound on Highway 175 following a wide load unit. He attempted to pass the wide load and collided with the westbound Higgins' vehicle. Both vehicles came to rest in the north ditch.
Vestal was transported to Loring Hospital in Sac City with abrasions, scrapes and a possible leg injury.
There was $25,000 damage each to a 1992 Freightliner and a 1988 International. The vehicles were towed by Don's Body Shop in Storm Lake.
The Iowa State Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Sac County Sheriff's Department and Lake View Police Department.
Services were Nov. 19, 1999 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Cath-olic Church in Holstein. Monsignor Mark Duchaine officiated with burial in Calvary Cemetery in Holstein under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
Mr. Higgins was born Dec. 15, 1961 in Cherokee, the son of John and Diane (Bengford) Higgins. He was raised in Odebolt and Galva, graduating from Galva High School in 1980. Following graduation, he began farming. He was employed by Vohs and Miller for several years and recently for Dave Joslin.
He married Teri Luckow Nov. 9, 1991 in Holstein.
He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Holstein and a former church usher. He was also a member of the Youth Right to Life Group and Farm Bureau.
Survivors include his wife; his father, John Higgins of Galva; two brothers, Jim and his wife, Tammy Higgins of Spencer and Paul Higgins of Galva; maternal grandparents, Edmund and Phyllis Bengford of Ida Grove; his father and mother-in-law, Randy and Betty Luckow of Sac City.

7-James Higgins married Tammy.

6-Robert Raymond Bengford was born in 1950.

5-Joseph R. Bengford was born on 30 Dec 1919, died on 17 Feb 1988 in Sioux City at age 68, and was buried in St. Martin's Cemetery. He married Dorothy Williams on 11 Jan 1946 in Schaller. She was born in Apr 1925. They had five children. They farmed in Sac county for 20 years and moved to Sioux City in 1968. He worked at Iowa Beef Processors Inc. for 14 years and retired in 1982. He then worked part time for Vis Vita Sales Co. He served in WWII.

6-Michael J. Bengford was born in 1946. He married Linda L. Dyer on 26 Oct 1969 in Los Angeles.

6-Angela Bengford was born in 1949. Angela married Richard Goergen. He was born in Sep 1947.

6-Milo E. Bengford was born in Aug 1950.

6-Douglas Alan Bengford was born in Sep 1951. He married Kathryn Ann.

6-Joan M. Bengford was born in Jul 1953. Joan married James Hawthorne.

5-Lawrence Bengford was born on 18 Sep 1922 and died 18 May 1997 in Dorchester, Clark Co., Wisconsin. Lawrence married Vivian M. Hauser on 20 Aug 1945 in Breda, daughter of Henry Hauser and Rose Coon. Vivian was born on 25 Jan 1924 in Wall Lake and died on 3 Nov 1994 in Marshfield, Clark Co., Wisconsin at age 70. They had three children. They farmed in Iowa and moved to Dorchester in 1959 where they continued farming.

6-Larry J. Bengford was born in 1946. Larry married Jodie M. Jacobson. Jodie was born in 1942.

6-Bonnie M. Bengford was born in 1950. Bonnie married John H. Hammel. John was born in 1947.

6-Leann R. Bengford was born in 1953. Leann married Lawrence L. Williams. Lawrence was born in Wisconsin.

5-Norbert B. Bengford was born in 1924 in Sac Co., Iowa, died on 11 Jan 1944 in Belgium at age 20, and was buried in Ardennes American Cemetery, Liege, Belgium. He enlisted on 25 Aug 1943 at Camp Dodge Herrold. He had been living in Texas. He was single and had completed two years of high school. He was a Staff Sergeant in the US Army Air Force, 567th Bomber Squadron, 389th Bomber Group. He received an air medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clsters.

5-Rita Louise Bengford was born in 1926. Rita married Marvin Tiefenthaler.

5-Raymond Anton Bengford was born in 1928. Raymond married Shirley Ann. Shirley was born in 1931.

5-Aloysia M. Bengford was born in 1929. Aloysia married Wesley Andrew Bernhardt. Wesley was born in 1928 in Iowa.

5-Frederick John Bengford was born on 20 Sep 1930, died on 2 Oct 1931 at age 1, and was buried in St. Martin's Cemetery. He died from drinking gasoline.

5-Eileen C. Bengford was born in 1942. Eileen married Louis Cass. Louis was born in Illinois.

4-Bernard Herman Bengford was born on 31 Mar 1897, died 2 May 1938 and was buried in Odebolt Catholic Cemetery. Bernard married Irma Margaretha Dinges. Irma was born on 10 Feb 1900 and died in Sep 1988 in Odebolt at age 88. They had seven children.

5-Alice Bengford was born in 1922.

5-Madelene Bengford was born on 2 Mar 1922 in Odebolt, Iowa.

5-Norbert Bengford was born in 1923.

5-Wilbert L. Bengford was born in 1924 in Odebolt. Wilbert married Charlotte R. She was born on 27 Nov 1929.

5-John M. Bengford was born in 1925.

5-Mary J. Bengford was born in 1926.

5-Kenneth A. Bengford was born in 1928. He married Kathryn Ann Dailey in 1957 at Sacred Heart Church, Spencer. They had six children.

Former Resident Dies In California Former Ayrshire resident Ann pr~-~ -- (Dailcy) Bengford died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, in California. Funeral services were held June I. at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena, Calif. Ann was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Mclian) Dailcy. She graduated from Mercy College of Nursing in Sioux City, then continued her education al the University of Minnesota where she majored in Public Health. In 1957. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; six children, and six grandchildren.

6-Patrick Bengford was born in 1958.

6-Michael A. Bengford was born 25 Dec 1959.

6-Catherine A. was born 9 Jun 1963.

6-Christoph D. Bengford was born 6 May 1967.

6-Philip J. Benbford was born 14 Nov 1970.

6-Timothy John Bengford was born 3 Sep 1973.

4-Joseph W.Bengford was born on 20 Jan 1899 and died in Oct 1972 in Odebolt, Sac Co., Iowa at age 73. He married Helen K. Dinges on 3 May 1922 in Odebolt. She was born 14 Dec 1899 and died 27 Jun 1985 in Oldbolt. She was the daughter of Peter Henry Dinges and Mary Agnes Langin. They had ten children.

5-Leonard Joseph Bengford was born in 1924. He married Joann.

5-Donald P. Bengford was born in 1926. He married Darlene Marie Pietig. They had a son, Anthony P.

5-Juanita Mary Bengford Was born 1 Nov 1928 and died 30 Oct 1993 in Laramie. She married Donald R. Ahrenholtz on 21 Nov 1951 in St. Martin's. He was born on 12 Feb 1931 in Manilla, Iowa and died on 2 Aug 2003. He served in the US Air Force and was honorably discharged. He worked for Rasmussen Lumber Company in Manilla until they moved to Ft. Collins, Colo., in 1953, where he attended Colorado A&M, now CSU. He worked as a masonry contractor in the Colorado and Wyoming Area. In 1978, he relocated his business to Laramie. They had thirteen children.

6-Margaret Ahrenholtz was born in 1952. She married Mr. Alles.

6-Joseph A. Ahrenholtz was born in 1954. He married Vicki.

6-Paul Jean Ahrenholtz was born in 1956. She married Michael H. Crespin.

6-Paul R. Ahrenholtz was born in 1957.

6-Theresa A. Ahrenholtz was born in 1956. She married Harry D. Schlegel.

6-Michael Wayne Ahrenholtz was born on 4 Feb 1957 in Fort Collins.

6-James D. Ahrenholtz was born in 1958.

6-Donna Marie Ahrenholtz was born in 1961.

6-Mark Allen Ahrenholtz was born in 1961.

6-Janelle Ahrenholtz was born in 1963.

6-John David Ahrenholtz was born in was born in 1965.

6-Patricia Ahrenholtz was born in 1967. She married Richard Stephen Oppie.

6-Francis D. (Frank) Ahrenholtz was born in 1968.

5-Gerald B. Bengford was born 14 Jul 1930, died 24 Dec 2002 in Horn Memorial Hospital, Ida Grove. He married Ruth Anna Rothe on 4 Oct 1952 in St. Joseph's in Wall Lake. She was born 4 May 1930, died 21 Feb 2001. They had four children.

6-David Joseph Bengford was born 10 Nov 1953 in Carroll, died 6 Oct 2006 in Kirkman, Iowa and was buried at St. Martin's Cemetery. He married Joann Justice in 1983 and they divorced in 1992. They had two sons, Dillion Daniel and David.

6-Steven P. Bengford was born in 1956. He married Renee Darlene. They have one child, Kady.

6-Janet M. Bengford was born in 1958. She married Robert W. Leonard. They have two sons, Daniel and Bryan.

6-Carolyn Marie Bengford was born in 1963. She married Thomas Joseph Hoelscher. They have two sons, Dallas and Dayton.

6-Daniel Bengford died young.

6-Roger Bengford died young.

5-Dorothy Florence Bengford was born in 1933. She married James Lynn Barkley. They had two children.

6-Jennifer Rene Barkley was born 28 Jul 1952.

6-Diane Lynn Barkley was born 14 May 1954.

5-Paul Edward Bengford was born in 1936. He married Darlene Kay. They had a daughter, Cynthia L.

5-Dennis Edmund Bengford was born in 1939. He married Malinda Hilda. They had two children.

6-Bradley Bryan Bengford was born in 1972. He married Jennifer Suzette Rohlf

6-Jeffrey Jon Bengford was born in 1977.

5-Francis H. (Frank) Bengford was born in 1941. He married Sandra L. They had three children.

6-Troy Daniel Bengford was born in 1971.

6-Todd David Bengford was born in 1973.

6-Jared Jason Bengford was born in 1978.

5-Mary Bengford

5-Male Bengford was born 2 Oct 1947.

4-William Joseph Bengford was born on 20 Jan 1899 and died in Oct 1972 in Odebolt at age 73.

4-Genevieve Bengford was born on 16 Sep 1901 and died in Apr 1986 in Odebolt at age 84. Genevieve married Romaine Jacob Dinges, son of Joseph J. Dinges and Katherine Rice. Romaine was born on 20 Oct 1899. They had three children.

5-Paul E. Dinges was born on 31 Aug 1915 in Iowa and died on 8 Mar 1971 in Los Angeles at age 55. His SS card was issued in Michigan.

5-Robert J. Dinges was born on 25 Dec 1920 in Iowa and died on 2 Dec 1983 in Campbell, Santa Clara Co., California at age 62. His death benefits were sent to Campbell so he probably was married.

5-Marcella Helen Dinges was born on 18 Dec 1925. Marcella married Joseph Edward Zehnle. Joseph was born on 7 Feb 1923 and died on 5 Jun 2005 in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., Missouri at age 82. They had six children.

6-Vincent Romaine Zehnle was born in 1959. Vincent married Marilou. She was born in 1960.

6-Sally Zehnle

6-Patricia Zehnle

6-Marilyn Zehnle

6-Joseph George Zehnle was born in 1957 in Missouri. Joseph married Susan B. Susan was born in 1959.

6-Angela Zehnle was born in 1963.

4-Herman L. Bengfort was born on 17 Aug 1903 and died in Nov 1983 in Carroll at age 80. Herman married Mary Dinges on 29 Sep 1926 in Odebolt, daughter of Peter Henry Dinges and Mary Agnes Langin. Mary was born on 20 Dec 1905 in Odebolt and died on 6 Dec 1999 in Carroll at age 93. They had nine children. In 1930, Herman, Mary, and their son, Elmo, lived in Carroll with his widowed mother, Theres.

5-Elmo P. Bengfort was born on 19 Jan 1928. He married Mary. They had a known daughter.

6-Barbara Jean Bengfort was born in 1958. She married Adrian Douglas Rademaker on 25 Feb 1977 in the United Presbyterian Church, Denison.

5-Richard J. Bengfort was born on 10 Jul 1932. Richard married Yvonne M. She was born on 29 Nov 1938. They had one son.

6-Colin Bengfort was born on 14 Oct 1964 of Des Moines. Colin married Sara Heatherton, daughter of Kenneth R. Heatherton and Marilyn J. Marnie.

5-Marilyn Bengfort was born in 1936 and married Edward Joseph Feeney on 12 Oct 1957 at Saints Peter and Paul. Their known children are:

6-Laurie Ann Feeney was born 17 Mar 1960.

5-Joan Bengfort

5-James Bengfort

5-Judy Bengfort

5-Linda Bengfort

5-Kathleen Mary Bengfort was born in 1941 in Carroll Co., Iowa. Kathleen married Calvin Everett Bliss on 31 Jul 1961 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Calvin was born on 28 Apr 1941 in Carroll, died on 21 Dec 2006 in Florida Deland Hospital at age 65, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery. They had three children. He started his career with Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. at Fergus Falls, Minn., in 1961. He worked there until 1962 then returned to Carroll and joined his father at Bliss Tire Service Co. Mr. Bliss and his family expanded the business to Perry, Sac City and Ames. In the late 1970s the family sold the business to Bauer Built Tire Co. Mr. Bliss continued to work for Bauer Built until leaving to become an equity partner in Schroeder Oil Co. He and his partners worked to expand the business until 1988, when he decided to pursue his own interests in Cal Bliss Enterprises. Mr. Bliss was one of many investors in Blackhawk Development Corp.

6-Christine Marie Bliss was born in 1959. Christine married Douglas Buscher. Douglas was born in 1960. They had three children, Megan, Joshua and Ryan.

6-Maribeth Bliss was born in 1962. Maribeth married Matthew David Whaley. Matthew was born in 1961. They had five children; Kaitlyn, Mallory, Justin, Kellen and Sean.

6-Calvin R. Bliss has a special friend,Lisa Zajdel.

4-Rose E. Bengfort was born on 20 Sep 1905 and died on 18 Feb 1992 in Wahoo, Saunders Co., Nebraska at age 86. Rose married Leo Dinges. Leo was born 20 May 1901, died of a heart attack in Mar 1949 in York, Nebraska. They had eight children.

4-Mary Bengford was born in 1916 in (Adopted). She was Theresa's niece.

3-Frances Mary Bengfort was born on 29 Oct 1884 in Iowa and died on 6 May 1982 in Auburn, Placer Co., California at age 97. Frances married Elmer F. Sweeny. Elmer was born in 1888 in California. In 1910 they lived in Sparks, Nevada. It is not know where Elmer died, he is not in the California death index. No children were found in the California death index.

3-Marie Bengfort (Adopted) was born in Mar 1885 in Iowa. Marie married Peter Pederson, son of Soreno Pederson and Marie Knudsen. Peter was born in 1887 in Denmark. They had one daughter. In 1925 they lived in the 4th ward in Carroll. Marie's mother, Angeline, age 60, lived with them. In 1930, Angeline was 74 years old and still living with Peter and Marie in Carroll.

4-Angeline Marie Pederson (Adopted) was born in 1923.

2-John Bengfort Sr. was born on 14 Sep 1850 in Alsatte, Prussia, died on 29 May 1916 in Lindsay, Texas at age 65, and was buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Lindsay. John married Marie Hundt. Marie was born on 8 May 1858 in Attendorn, Prussia, died on 28 Feb 1938 in Lindsay at age 79, and was buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Lindsay. They had seven children. Between 1896 and 1900, they moved to Cooke Co., Texas.

3-John Christoff Bengfort Jr. was born on 3 Jan 1880 in Festina, died on 13 Apr 1971 in Lindsay, Texas at age 91, and was buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Lindsay. His Draft Registration card gives his date of birth as Jan. 5, 1878. He was a farmer. John married Katherine Schhieffer in 1900. Katherine was born on 14 Jun 1888 in Perry, Oklahoma and died on 9 Aug 1919 in Lindsay at age 31. They had six children.

4-Margaret Mary Bengfort was born on 30 Jul 1909, died on 6 Nov 1996 in Lindsay at age 87, and was buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Lindsay. She never married.

4-Frank Bengfort was born in 1910 in Perry, Oklahoma.

4-Florence J. Bengfort was born on 17 Sep 1911 in Perry, Oklahoma, died on 18 May 1993 in Lindsay at age 81, and was buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Lindsay. She was employed as an automobile serviceman prior to her enlistment on 26 Sep 1942. She served as a Cpl. in the US Army in WWII. She never married.

4-John Bengfort was born on 6 Jul 1913, died on 6 Jul 1913, and was buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Lindsay. His tombstone reads, son of J. C. and Katherine.

4-Marie Magdelean Bengfort was born 29 ar 1917 in Riveria, Texas and died on 22 Sep 1933.

4-Joseph Lawrence Bengfort was born on 14 Jun 1918 in Gainesville, Cooke Co., Texas. Joseph married Victoria Louise Schurig. Victoria was born on 3 Nov 1921. They had two children.

5-Dr. John Larry Ernest Bengfort was born on 11 Jun 1942. John married Carol A. Hall on 28 Dec 1968 in Galverston. Carol was born on 18 Jul 1946. They had one daughter.

6-Lilana Yung-Sook Bengfort

5-Victoria Sharon Anne Bengfort was born on 28 Oct 1946. Victoria married Robert DeLay McCray. They had two children.

6-Larra Michelle McCray was born on 9 Jan 1968 in Denton Co., Texas.

6-Joseph Mark McCray was born on 28 Mar 1974 in Dallas.

John next married Christina Metzler on 23 Nov 1920. Christina was born on 27 Sep 1890, died on 11 May 1973 in Lindsay at age 82, and was buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Lindsay. They had four children.

4-Genevieve Catherine Bengfort was born on 10 Aug 1921. Genevieve married Walter Bernard Huchton. They had four children.

5-John Douglas Huchton was born on 29 Aug 1948 in Cooke Co., Texas.

5-Kevin Dale Huchton was born on 31 Dec 1950 in Grayson Co., Texas.

5-Roger Lynn Huchton was born on 13 Aug 1952 in Grayson Co., Texas.

5-Bryan Lee Huchton was born on 15 Aug 1956 in Cooke Co., Texas.

4-Alphonse Joseph Bengfort was born on 24 Oct 1924 in Lindsay. Alphonse married Juanita Costello. Juanita was born on 10 Aug 1930. They had nine children.

5-James Eric Bengfort was born on 11 Apr 1965.

5-David Joseph Bengfort was born on 22 Jul 1953 in Lindsay, Cooke Co., Texas. David married Glenda A. Sicking on 13 Jun 1983 in Cooke Co., Texas. The marriage ended in divorce on 25 Nov 1985. Glenda was born on 26 Oct 1962. They had one daughter.

6-Jessica Lynn Bengfort was born on 22 Jan 1984.

5-Gary Paul Bengfort was born on 19 Dec 1955. Gary married Janet M. Fromme on 26 Nov 1977 in Denton Co., Texas. Janet was born in 1961.

5-Jennifer Gail Bengfort was born on 16 Aug 1962.

5-Linda Darlene Bengfort was born on 1 Sep 1960.

5-Rebecca Marie Bengfort was born on 3 Nov 1960. Rebecca married Kelly E. Bower on 27 Dec 1984 in Lindsay.

5-Christine Louise Bengfort was born on 13 Aug 1952. Christine married Steven L. Welch on 29 Dec 1973 in Lindsay. Steven was born in 1952. Christine next married Gary Eugene Mozingo on 15 Jul 1983. They had one daughter.

6-Megan Garrett Mozingo was born on 19 Feb 1986 in Cooke Co., Texas.

5-Richard Alan Bengfort was born on 31 Jan 1958. Richard married Judy A. Haverkamp on 2 Dec 1977 in Lindsay. Judy was born on 2 Jun 1958.

5-Robert Lynn Bengfort was born on 3 Nov 1960. Robert married Linda Darlene Thompson on 26 Sep 1981 in Lindsay, daughter of Donald Drew Thompson and Mary Karene Gilbert. The marriage ended in divorce on 11 Aug 1986. Linda was born in 1963. They had two children.

6-Cassandra Lynn Bengfort was born on 1 May 1982.

6-Brandon Keith Bengfort was born on 10 Jul 1984.

Robert next married Juanita E. Gilbert on 27 May 1989 in Lindsay. The marriage ended in divorce on 1 Mar 1998. Juanita was born on 10 Nov 1958. Robert next married Rita M. Medlock on 12 Apr 1999.

4-Frances Julianna Bengfort was born on 6 Oct 1926. Frances married Werner John Yosten. They had nine children.

5-Daniel Joseph Yosten was born on 3 Jun 1947 in Cooke Co., Texas. Daniel married Beverly Ann Koelzer. They had three children.

6-Wendi Lynn Yosten was born on 20 Mar 1970 in Dallas Co., Texas.

6-Jeremy Scott Yosten was born on 16 Jun 1973 in Cooke Co., Texas.

6-Bradley John Yosten was born on 9 Dec 1976 in Dallas Co., Texas.

5-Jerome Francis Yosten was born on 26 Sep 1948 in Cooke Co., Texas.

5-Steven Werner Yosten was born on 17 Dec 1949 in Cooke Co., Texas. Steven married Janice A. Hellinger on 9 Jan 1971 in Cooke Co., Texas.

5-Christopher Nicholas Yosten was born on 6 Jul 1952 in Cooke Co., Texas.

5-Mark Randall Yosten was born on 11 Oct 1956. Mark married Karen D. Gray on 27 Aug 1994 in Collin Co., Texas.

5-Ronald Paul Yosten was born on 26 Oct 1956 in Cooke Co., Texas. Ronald married Suzanne M. Hightower on 9 Jan 1987 in Cooke Co., Texas.

5-James Leon Yosten was born on 11 Apr 1960 in Cooke Co., Texas. James married Susan L. Koesler on 19 Apr 1980 in Cooke Co., Texas.

5-Joseph Raymond Yosten was born on 9 Jan 1962 in Cooke Co., Texas.

5-Kenneth Michael Yosten was born on 2 Mar 1962.

4-Anna Regina Bengfort was born after 1930. Anna married Robert L. Hale.

3-Catherine Bengfort was born on 25 Jun 1882 in Festina and died on 25 Sep 1940 in Lindsay at age 58. Catherine married Franz Xavier Zimmerer on 3 May 1902 in St. Peter's, Lindsay. Franz was born on 22 Oct 1875 in Zusenjofen, Baden, Prussia and died on 17 Aug 1910 in Lindsay at age 34.

3-Bernard Henry Bengfort was born on 28 Sep 1887 in Festina, died on 16 Aug 1950 in Gainesville, Cooke Co., Texas at age 62, and was buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Lindsay. He registered for the draft as a farmer from Cooke, Texas. They lived in Lake Kiowa, Texas. Bernard married Clara M. Herr on 22 Feb 1911 in Texas, daughter of John Baptist Herr and Barbara Rohmer. Clara was born on 1 May 1888 in Missouri, died on 18 Oct 1969 in Gainesville at age 81, and was buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Lindsay. They had 12 children.

4-Louise Bengfort was born on 23 Apr 1912 in Cooke Co., Texas and died on 22 Apr 1992 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana Co., New Mexico at age 79. Dates are from the SS Index and not verified. Louise married Mr. Long.

4-Angeline Mary Bengfort was born on 14 Oct 1913 in Cooke Co., Texas and died on 2 Feb 1995 in Gainesville, Texas at age 81. Angeline married Joseph William Fleitmann. Joseph was born on 12 Apr 1908 and died on 6 Apr 1991 in Gainesville at age 82. They had three children.

5-Paul Joseph Fleitmann was born on 6 Nov 1936.

5-Robert Andrew August Fleitmann was born on 28 Aug 1940.

5-James Anton Andrew Fleitmann was born on 1 Dec 1941.

4-Ida Catherine Bengfort was born on 22 Nov 1915 in Cooke Co., Texas and died on 20 Aug 1997 in Canyon, Randall Co., Texas at age 81. Ida married Joseph Jacob Frank. They had three children.

5-Carolyn Sue Frank was born on 22 Nov 1943.

5-Judith Kathryn Frank was born on 17 Dec 1945. Judith married Gary L. Terrel on 14 Oct 1975 in Potter Co., Texas.

5-Mary Ann Frank was born on 5 Jan 1949.

4-Marie M. Bengfort was born on 29 Mar 1917, died on 22 Sep 1933 in Gainesville at age 16, and was buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Lindsay.

4-Annabelle Bengfort was born in 1918 in Cooke Co., Texas. Annabelle married Mr. Kelting of Corona, Ca.

4-Hugo John Bengfort was born on 11 Dec 1919 in Gainesville, Cooke Co., Texas, died on 13 May 2007 in North Texas Medical Center at age 87, and was buried in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery. He enlisted on 4 Feb. 1942 to serve in WWII. He was an automobile serviceman, single, without dependents. He served in the South Pacific, Hawaii, Australia, and New Guinea. After serving his country, he returned to work on the family farm, raising cattle, hogs and grain crops.

4-Mary Elizabeth Bengfort was born on 2 Apr 1921.

4-Margaret Elizabeth Bengfort was born on 12 Dec 1921 in Cooke Co., Texas and died on 12 Oct 1988 in Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas at age 66.

4-Raymond Bernard Bengfort was born on 30 Sep 1924 in Lake Kiowa, Texas and died on 21 Oct 2001 in Gainesville at age 77. Raymond married Betty Jean Starnes. They had two children.

5-Joy Lynn Bengfort was born on 20 May 1955 in Erath Co., Texas.

5-Jana Ruth Bengfort was born on 21 Jul 1960. Jana married Andreas M. Laven on 1 Sep 1983.

4-Henry Bengfort was born on 30 Sep 1924.

4-Edgar J. Bengfort was born on 28 May 1927 in Lindsay, died on 26 May 2004 in Farmington, New Mexico at age 76, and was buried in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Edgar married Ruth after 1945. Ruth was born in 1934. They had five children. Ed enlisted on 20 Sep 1945 and was a veteran of World War II, serving as a Radar Crewman and was awarded the World War II Victory Movement Medal and Army of Occupational Medal, but considered his family his biggest achievement. He worked for Halliburton for 34 years and was a member of the Elks Lodge.

5-Chris Bengfort was born on 1 May 1956.

5-John Bengfort

5-Timothy Bengfort was born on 1 Jul 1959.

5-Kathy Bengfort married Thomas Green.

5-Jeannie Bengfort was born in 1966. Jeannie married Steve Vitzthum. Steve was born in 1956.

4-Patricia Ann Bengfort was born on 8 May 1933 in Gainesville. Patricia married Donald Leo Bezner. Donald was born on 22 May 1927 and died in Sep 2005 at age 78. They had five children.

5-Donna Kay Bezner was born on 7 Dec 1953. Donna married Jerry Lynn Sconce on 26 Feb 1971. They had two children.

6-Chad Neil Sconce was born on 17 May 1973 in Cooke Co., Texas. Chad married Lisa Danielle Harwell on 8 Jul 1995. They had two children.

7-Hunter Reece Sconce was born on 4 Apr 1997.

7-Stormie Rae Sconce was born on 5 Jul 2001.

6-Cody Lynn Sconce was born on 13 Oct 1975. Cody married Ronda Elaine Stephens on 5 Jul 1996. They had four children.

7-Mackenzie Elaine Sconce was born on 4 Nov 1997.

7-Morgan Lynn Sconce

7-Molly Denae Sconce

7-Mikayla Sconce

5-Karen Ann Bezner was born on 8 Mar 1956. Karen married Carl W. Endres on 24 Feb 1959. They had three children; Ivy, Adam, and Eli.

5-Thomas Michael Bezner was born on 18 Apr 1959. Thomas married Kathleen M. Kinzie on 1 Aug 1987.

5-Paul Frederick Bezner was born on 25 Jul 1964. Paul married Donna Frances Magers on 13 Aug 1988. They had two children.

6-Anna Katherine Bezner was born on 3 Apr 1991.

6-Dane Samuel Bezner died in Nov 2007 and was buried in Walnut Bend.

5-Michella Marie Bezner was born on 8 Apr 1966. Michella married Gary Melford Hodges on 6 May 1969. They had two children. The marriage ended in divorce.

6-Michella Gene Hodges was born on 20 Jun 1996.

6-Race Hodges

3-A. Catharina Bengfort was born on 14 Jun 1888 in Shelby Co., Iowa, died on 9 Aug 1919 in Gainesville at age 31, and was buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Lindsay.

3-Mary Bengfort was born in 1892.

3-Joseph J. Bengfort was born on 30 Apr 1893 and died on 24 Dec 1894 at age 1.

3-Joseph Henry Bengfort was born on 12 Jan 1897 in Festina, died on 14 Aug 1962 in Lindsay, Cooke Co., Texas at age 65, and was buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Lindsay. He registered for the draft in Cooke Co., Texas. Joseph married Clara Elizabeth Hermes on 1 Jun 1920 in St. Peter's in Lindsay. Clara was born on 17 Nov 1897 in Texas, died on 30 Dec 1974 in Lindsay at age 77, and was buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, Lindsay. They had ten children.

4-Maria Elizabeth Bengfort was born in 1921 in Cooke Co., Texas. Maria married Norbert Rochus Zimmerer. They had three children.

5-Ronald Joseph Zimmerer was born on 25 Jan 1947 in Cooke Co., Texas.

5-Ardnold Joseph Zimmerer was born on 6 Nov 1950 in Cooke Co., Texas.

5-Stephen William Zimmerer was born on 30 May 1952 in Cooke Co., Texas.

4-Catherine Rosalie Bengfort was born on 9 Mar 1923 in Lindsay, Cooke Co., Texas, died on 26 Jan 2007 in North Texas Medical Center at age 83, and was buried in St. Peters Cemetery, Lindsay. Catherine married Peter George Stoffels on 23 Oct 1946 in St. Peter's Church in Lindsay, son of Heinrich (Henry) Stoffels and Sophie Marie Angeler. Peter was born on 10 Feb 1917 in Muenster, Texas and died on 24 Jul 2004 in Gainesville, Texas at age 87. They had two children. Pete served in WWII, Pfc. army; inducted Feb 4, 1942 at Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Tx; served Rhineland, Ardennes, Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe; Honors-Combat Infantrryman Badge, Good Conduct Medal, EAME Campaign Medal w/5 Bronze Stars; Discharged Sept 25, 1945 at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio.
He was a carpenter and cabinetmaker.

5-Jane Elizabeth Stoffels was born on 11 Aug 1951 in Cooke Co., Texas. Jane married John Mack Welborn. They had three children.

6-Amy Catherine Welborn was born on 2 Nov 1972 in Denton Co., Texas. Amy married Brent Grey.

6-Toby Lyn Welborn was born on 22 Nov 1974 in Denton Co., Texas.

6-Joel Welborn married Ellie Little.

5-Shelley Marie Stoffels was born on 23 Mar 1961 in Cooke Co., Texas. Shelley married Uche Ikwut-Ukwa. Uche was born in State College, Pennsylvania.

4-Alphonse Joseph Bengfort was born on 24 Oct 1924 in Lindsay. Alphonse married Juanita Costello. She was born on 10 Aug 1930. They had nine children.

5-Christine Louise Bengfort was born on 13 Aug 1952. Christine married Steven L. Welch on 29 Dec 1973 in Lindsay. Steven was born in 1952. Christine next married Gary Eugene Mozingo on 15 Jul 1983. They had one daughter.

6-Megan Garrett Mozingo was born on 19 Feb 1986 in Cooke Co., Texas.

5-David Joseph Bengfort was born on 22 Jul 1953 in Lindsay. David married Glenda A. Sicking on 13 Jun 1983 in Cooke Co., Texas. The marriage ended in divorce on 25 Nov 1985. Glenda was born on 26 Oct 1962. They had one daughter, Jessica Lynn.

6-Jessica Lynn Bengfort was born on 22 Jan 1984.

5-Gary Paul Bengfort was born on 19 Dec 1955. Gary married Janet M. Fromme on 26 Nov 1977 in Denton Co., Texas. Janet was born in 1961.

5- Richard Alan Bengfort was born on 31 Jan 1958. Richard married Judy A. Haverkamp on 2 Dec 1977 in Lindsay. Judy was born on 2 Jun 1958.

5-Rebecca Marie Bengfort was born on 3 Nov 1960. Rebecca married Kelly E. Bower on 27 Dec 1984 in Lindsay.

5-Robert Lynn Bengfort was born on 3 Nov 1960. Robert married Linda Darlene Thompson on 26 Sep 1981 in Lindsay, daughter of Donald Drew Thompson and Mary Karene Gilbert. Linda was born in 1963. They had two children. The marriage ended in divorce on 11 Aug 1986.

6-Cassandra Lynn Bengfort was born on 1 May 1982.

6-Brandon Keith Bengfort was born on 10 Jul 1984.

Robert next married Juanita E. Gilbert on 27 May 1989 in Lindsay. The marriage ended in divorce on 1 Mar 1998.

Robert next married Rita M. Medlock on 12 Apr 1999.

5-Jennifer Gail Bengfort was born on 16 Aug 1962.

5-James Eric Bengfort was born on 11 Apr 1965.

4-Joseph John Bengfort was born on 11 Dec 1925 and died on 21 Dec 1925.

4-Leonard Joseph Bengfort was born on 29 Dec 1926 in Gainesville, Cooke Co., Texas and died on 2 Feb 2006 in Gainesville at age 79.Leonard married Ann Adell Herr. Ann was born on 11 Aug 1931. They had seven children.

5-Susan Marie Bengfort was born on 5 Jun 1951. Susan married Michael R. Cason on 25 Nov 1970. They had two children.

6-Teddy James Cason was born on 25 Dec 1969.

6-Sidney Joseph Cason was born on 24 May 1971.

5-Lucille Edyth Bengfort was born on 26 May 1953.

5-Michael Joseph Bengfort was born on 6 Jul 1954 in Gainesville, Cooke Co., Texas. Michael married Joyce Debra Neu on 28 Sep 1974 in Cooke Co., Texas. Joyce was born on 18 Nov 1955. They had three children.

6-Angela Marie Bengfort was born on 15 Jul 1978. Angela married Scotty D. Flanagan on 28 Nov 1998.

6-Jennifer Elizabeth Bengfort was born on 25 Jul 1983.

6-Jonathan Michael Bengfort was born on 25 Jul 1983.

5-Constance Lynette Bengfort was born on 13 Sep 1958. Constance married Durward Franklin West on 15 Jul 1983. They had two children.

6-Ann Louise West was born on 7 Apr 1988 in Cooke Co., Texas.

6-John Jacob West was born on 19 Sep 1991 in Cooke Co., Texas.

5-Julia Ann Bengfort was born on 24 Aug 1960. Julia married James E. Whitcraft Jr. on 15 Jun 1996 in Tarrant Co., Texas.

5-Joseph Robert Bengfort was born on 1 Sep 1962 in Tarrant Co., Texas and died 12 Jul 2008. Joseph married Jana Michelle Griffith on 23 Jul 1983. The marriage ended in divorce on 18 Jan 1995. They had two children. Joseph married Gisela M. Piatti on 26 Aug 1997. Gisela was born in 1959.

6-Lindsey Michelle Bengfort was born on 9 Sep 1986.

6-Joseph David Bengfort was born on 1 Nov 1988 in Denton Co., Texas.

5-John Bengfort was born on 24 Feb 1964 in Cooke Co., Texas.

4-Gertrude Marie Bengfort was born on 14 May 1929 in Texas. She became Sister Elsie.

4-Wilfred Theodore Bengfort was born on 15 Sep 1931 in Lindsay.

4-Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Bengfort was born on 27 Jun 1934 in Cooke Co., Texas. Elizabeth married Charles Anton Stoffels. Charles was born on 15 Jun 1928. They had six children.

5-Charlotte Ann Stoffels was born on 10 Oct 1953 in Cooke Co., Texas. Charlotte married Robert William Sicking on 18 May 1974 in Cooke Co., Texas. They had two children. Their marriage ended in a divorce on 19 Jan 1987.

6-Jeffrey William Sicking was born on 21 Oct 1979 in Denton Co., Texas.

6-Justin Robert Sicking was born on 2 Oct 1982 in Denton Co., Texas. Charlotte next married William E. Winter Jr. on 18 Aug 1995 in Cooke Co., Texas.

5-Randolph Joseph Stoffels was born on 24 Aug 1954 in Cooke Co., Texas. Randolph married Janice Arlene Jackson on 2 Jul 1977 in Cooke Co., Texas. They had two children.

6-Stephanie Renee Stoffels was born on 14 Apr 1980.

6-Chad William Stoffels was born on 29 Mar 1984.

5-Robert Peter Stoffels was born on 11 May 1957 in Cooke Co., Texas. Robert married Pauline Frances Noggler on 2 Aug 1980. They had three children.

6-Cheryl Diane Stoffels was born on 3 Feb 1983.

6-Kelli Michelle Stoffels was born on 12 Aug 1986.

6-Emily Catherine Stoffels was born on 15 Mar 1994.

5-Timothy Norbert Stoffels was born on 8 Jun 1958 in Cooke Co., Texas. Timothy married Sabrina G. Barnes on 1 Nov 1987 in Denton Co., Texas.

5-Stanley Anton Stoffels was born on 30 Oct 1960 in Cooke Co., Texas. Stanley married Stephanie Lynn Brazie on 30 Dec 1988 in Cooke Co., Texas. They had three children.

6-Sarah Elizabeth Stoffels was born on 3 Feb 1990.

6-Savannah Rose Stoffels was born on 8 May 1993.

6-Sabrina Leean Stoffels was born on 9 Feb 1996.

5-Kathleen Grace Stoffels was born on 2 Jul 1962 in Cooke Co., Texas. Kathleen married William J. Felderhoff on 27 Dec 1980 in Cooke Co., Texas. They had three children.

6-Bradley William Felderhoff was born on 11 Feb 1984.

6-Chelsea Brooke Felderhoff was born on 10 Sep 1985.

6-Keri Beth Felderhoff was born on 21 Jul 1982.

4-Stella Lillian Bengfort was born on 10 Mar 1937. Stella married Anton Ulrich (Tony) Hess, son of Justin Hess and Margaretha Agnes Klement. Anton was born on 4 Jul 1927 in Cooke Co., Texas. They had five children.

5-Samuel Joseph Hess was born on 16 Nov 1962.

5-Nicholas Gerard Hess was born on 24 Sep 1965.

5-Anthony Hess was born on 5 Sep 1969 and died as an infant.

5-Dana Marie Hess was born on 18 Jan 1974. She married Mr. Selser and they had a son. The marriage ended in divorce.

6-Jacob William Selser was born on 1 Aug 1998 in Iowa.

5-Jennifer Rose Hess was born on 11 Mar 1982.

4-Dorthy Theresa Bengfort was born on 23 Nov 1942 and died before 2007.

2-B. H. (Bernard Henry) Bengfort was born on 10 Oct 1846 in Preußen, died on 31 Jan 1903 in Mercy Hospital in Des Moines at age 56, and was buried in Templeton. He married Mary Christina Puttman on 25 Jan 1870 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of Bernard Puttmann Sr. and Sybilla Timp. Mary was born on 4 Mar 1853 in Burlington, Racine Co., Wisconsin and was christened on 5 Mar 1853 in St. Mary's Catholic Church. They had six children.

In 1880 they lived in Hillsdale. Their neighbors were John Winter and his family. He was a grocer.
Carroll Times Herald paper February 4, 1903, pg 5 col 6
B. H. Bengfort, for many years a resident of Rosell, died Saturday at Mercy hospital in Des Moines where he was recently taken for treatment. The deceased had lived in Hillsdale for over twenty years previous to moving to Templeton where he had built a fine home. He was in poor health for a long time and his death was not unlooked for by members of the family and friends His remains were buried in the cemetery at Templeton yesterday. (His wife was Mary Anna Puettmann)

3-Barney Bengfort was born in 1872 in Hillsdale, Carroll Co., Iowa and died before 1920. He is listed as Ramey Bangford in the 1910 census, living in Union, Carroll Co., Iowa. Barney married Mary Fanderloo. Mary was born in 1874 in Iowa. They had two children. In 1920, Mary, age 46, lived with her daughter, Bertha, and her husband in Coon Rapids.

4-Bertha T. Bengfort was born on 25 Aug 1897 in Iowa and died in Mar 1986 in Lakeland, Polk Co., Florida at age 88. Bertha married Carl LeRoy Godown on 15 Sep 1919. Carl was born on 7 Jul 1893 in Iowa and died in Nov 1976 in Lakeland, Polk Co., Florida at age 83. He registered for the draft stating he was a self employed barber in Coon Rapids. He was married with two children. In 1925 they lived in Perry, Dallas CO., Iowa. No children were shown.

4-Clyde B. Bengfort was born in 1905 in Coon Rapids. In 1920 he lived with his mother and sister, Bertha Godown and family in Coon Rapids.

3-John Bengford Sr. was born on 25 Sep 1873 in Festina and died on 27 Jul 1926 in Roselle at age 52. In 1895 he lived in Roselle. John married Theresa Klocke on 28 Nov 1895, daughter of Johann Klocke and Theresia Spieker. Theresa was born on 20 Feb 1874 and died on 24 Jul 1947 in Odebolt at age 73. They had eight children. In 1900 they lived in Roselle with their three sons. He registered for the draft as John Bengford. He was a farmer in Sac Co. They had five children that died in infancy. The 1925 census shows the name as Bengford.
Carroll Paper, Aug 1926
Former Resident of Carroll died at Odebolt home. Moved to Carroll County when a boy and resided here until 1909. Knights of Columbus from many towns were present to give respects at last rites.
The following account of the life of John Bengford, Sr., was delayed for several reasons, but as deceased was so well and favorably known here, as is Mrs. Bengford, the account is published as it came from Odebolt: Knights of Columbus from various points in western Iowa attended the funeral here on July 30 of John Bengford, Sr., grand knight of Gonzaga Council No. 1876, of Odebolt, who died in St. Anthony's Hospital at Carroll, after a brief sickness of barely a week, appendicitis being the direct cause.
Mr. Bengford, while at work on his farm was suddenly taken sick with acute appendicitis. There being no relief from from his excessive paid, he was taken to the hospital at Carroll, the following day, where he underwent an operation the same evening. However, other complications set in, and it was evident at once that his life was in great danger, and hopes for recovery slight.
John Bengford was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bengford and was born September 25, 1873, in Ossian. Yet as a boy he moved with his parents to Carroll County, where he spent most of his life. Nov. 28, 1885, he was united in marriage to Miss Theresa Klocke, and to this union were born eleven children, five of whom died in infancy.
In 1909, Mr. and Mrs. Bengford and family moved from Carroll County to Valley Falls, Kan., where they made their home for seven years.
Having bought a farm, part of the former Cook ranch, in 1916, five miles north of Odebolt, the family in spring of that year moved there on till a year and one-half ago, Mr. and Mrs. Bengford moved to Odebolt leaving their sons to take care of the farm.
Mr. Bengford was a man in the true sense of the word. He made friends wherever he went, and many fine traits of character were plainly in evidence by those who knew him well.
Those whose are left in his immediate family are his sorrowing wife and six children, John, Bernard, Joseph, Genevieve (Mrs. Romaine Dinges), Herman and Rose, and a small adopted daughter, Mary.
Besides these he leaves a mother, Mrs. Matt Henrichs of Carroll, also sixteen grandchildren, two brothers and five sisters.
Funeral services were held at St. Martin's Catholic Church.
Relatives who attended the funeral from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Matt Henrichs, Mrs. Theresa Klocke and daughter, Anna, Mr. and Mrs. John Klocke, Mrs. Sophia Lappe, Mrs. Elizabeth Pietig, Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, John Backes, Mrs. Nick Backes, Mrs. Bertha Rose, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Spieker, Mr. and Mrs. Will Riche, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Ventiecher, August Heitoff, Mr. and Mrs. George Finley and Leo Wegman, and Mr. and Mrs. Anton Hannasch, all of Carroll; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bengford, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reisberg, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Renze, of Templeton; Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Bengford and son, Ted of Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Witte of Iowa city; Mrs. Roger Maroney of Ottumwa; Mrs. Bernard Bengford of Coon Rapids; Miss Margaret, Louise, Edward and Malick Foley, Lake City; Mrs. Walter McCabe of Rochester, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Henrickson of Scranton; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Klocke of Bancroft; Mrs. Theo. Dirks of Breda; Fred Albers of O'Fallen, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Stangl of Dedham.


3-Anna Bengfort was born on 26 Sep 1875 in Ossian and died on 10 Apr 1962 in Valley Falls, Jefferson Co., Kansas at age 86. Anna married John Truhe on 18 Sep 1894 in Roselle, son of Joseph Truhe Sr. and Mary Meyer. John was born on 5 Sep 1870 in Elkport, Clayton Co., Indiana and died on 10 Apr 1962 in Valley Falls, Jefferson Co., Kansas at age 91. They had three children.

4-Bernard Herman Truhe was born on 8 Jul 1895 in Roselle and died on 4 May 1976 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas at age 80. Bernard married Maude Ellen Miller on 17 Apr 1917 in Valley Falls, Jefferson Co., Kansas. Maude was born on 24 Dec 1892 in Easton, Kansas and died on 2 Mar 1984 in Topeka at age 91. They had six children.

5-Bernard Joseph Truhe was born in 1918 in Valley Falls, Jefferson Co., Kansas. Bernard married Evelyn Becksom in 1940 in Lawrence, Kansas. Evelyn was born on 31 Oct 1914 in Galverston.

5-Vincent Anthony Truhe was born on 14 Apr 1919 in Valley Falls, Jefferson Co., Kansas and died on 19 Jan 1977 in Topeka at age 57. Vincent married Oria Lilly Rash in 1940. The marriage ended in divorce. Vincent next married Frances (Tena) Burns in 1956. Frances was born in 1920 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

5-David John Truhe was born on 7 Aug 1920 in Valley Falls, Jefferson Co., Kansas and died on 18 Nov 1961 in Spring Hill, Kansas at age 41. David married Gloria Kerchen in 1956 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Gloria was born on 12 Dec 1926.

5-Agnes LaVerne Truhe was born in 1922 in Valley Falls, Jefferson Co., Kansas. Agnes married Ralph Walter Stumbaugh in 1949 in McLouth, Kansas. Ralph was born in 1923. Agnes next married Paul J. Spaeth in 1946. The marriage ended in divorce in 1949. Paul was born in 1920.

5-Vernon Francis Truhe was born on 1 Jun 1928.

5-Rose Mary Truhe was born on 16 Jun 1930 in Topeka.

4-Edward Fred Truhe was born on 8 Oct 1897 in Coon Rapids and died on 17 Oct 1972 in Valley Falls, Jefferson Co., Kansas at age 75. Edward married Blanche Olive Bates on 5 Nov 1923. Blanche was born on 5 Nov 1895 in Valley Falls, Jefferson Co., Kansas and died on 7 Apr 1966 in Valley Falls, Jefferson Co., Kansas at age 70.

4-Herbert Paul Truhe was born on 24 Aug 1904 in South Dakota and died on 20 Jan 1960 in Hildalgo Co., Texas at age 55. Herbert married Adeline Helen Dekock on 30 Aug 1923. Adeline was born on 30 Aug 1923 in South Dakota and died on 14 Nov 1953 in Mc Allen, Texas at age 30.

3-Maria B. Bengfort was born 1878 (adopted) in Hillsdale, Carroll Co., Iowa. Maria married Peter Pedersen, son of Soreno Pedersen and Marie Knudsen. Peter was born in 1881 in Denmark. They had one daughter.

4-Angeline Marie Pedersen? was born 1923 (adopted).

3-Frances Bengfort was born on 29 Oct 1884 in Templeton. Frances married John Cornelius Witte on 16 Dec 1902, son of John Witte and Theresa Jensen. John was born on 31 Aug 1881. They had three children. His draft card shows he was employed in real estate and was an auctioneer. His nearest relative was Mr. Francis Witte of Templeton.

4-Herbert Joseph Witte was born on 15 Mar 1903 in Iowa and died on 6 Nov 1985 in Sacramento at age 82.

4-Evelyn Witte was born in Templeton and was christened on 5 Oct 1905 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

4-Katherine Witte was born in 1909.

3-Theodore Henry Bengfort was born on 17 Sep 1886. Theodore married Margaret M. Devaney, daughter of James Devaney and Mary Fitzsimmon. Margaret was born in 1886. They had two children. In 1918 he was employed as a floor manager at J. A. Friedlick Co. In 1920 Theo & Margaret lived with her parents in Des Moines.

4-Theodore James Bengfort was born on 24 Mar 1908 in Des Moines and died on 14 Apr 2000 in Grinnell, Poweshiek Co., Iowa at age 92.

4-Mary Jane Bengfort was born in 1911.

2-Gerhard Bengfort was born on 2 Feb 1855 in Alstatte, Nordrhein-Westfalen, died on 6 May 1932 in Festina at age 77, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Gerhard married Anna Mary Tillman on 22 Jul 1879 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of Friederich Tillman and Mary Gehling. Anna was born on 31 Jul 1861 in Festina, died on 16 Apr 1900 in Festina at age 38, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had nine children.

3-Anna Mary Bengfort was born on 13 May 1880 in Festina, died on 12 May 1912 in Festina at age 31, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery. Anna married William Balk on 26 Apr 1904 in St. Marys, Festina, son of Mathias Balk Sr. and Bernadine (Dina) Otters. William was born on 10 Feb 1878 in St. Lucas, died on 4 Dec 1933 in Festina at age 55, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery. They had ten children. In 1918 he was a farmer in Calmar. Her parents lived on the neighboring farm in 1920. In 1920, his mother, Dina Balk, age 73, lived with them. In 1930 they had six children still at home.

4-Rose Balk was born on 14 Oct 1905 in Festina and died on 13 Jul 1966 in Anamosa, Jones Co., Iowa at age 60. Rose married Fred Miller. They had six children.

5-Leonard Joseph Miller

5-Janet Florence Miller was born on 18 Apr 1936. Janet married Thomas Joseph McAleer. Thomas was born in 1936. They had five children.

6-Matthew Robert McAleer was born on 21 May 1966.

6-Thomas Hugh McAleer was born on 30 Mar 1964.

6-Theodore Thomas McAleer married Gloria DeCino.

6-Terrance Michael McAleer married Ann Marie McCarthy.

6-Timothy Patrick McAleer was born on 18 Jan 1960. Timothy married Cynthia Marshall. Cynthia was born on 13 Nov 1962.

5-Gladys Elizabeth Miller

5-Lucille Mary Miller

5-Irene Leona Miller

5-Anna May Miller was born on 12 Feb 1930. Anna married John H. Tiemann. They had two children.

6-Michael Fred Tiemann was born on 2 Jan 1955 in St. Cloud and died on 6 Jul 1970 in St. Cloud at age 15.

6-Randall H. Tiemann was born on 9 Sep 1960.

4-Julia Balk was born on 3 Aug 1908 in Festina and died on 10 Aug 1990 in Iowa at age 82. Julia married Frank Dietrich, son of Godfred Dietrich and Mathilda Sauer. Frank was born on 24 Nov 1898 in North Washington, Chickasaw Co., Iowa and died on 5 Dec 1964 in New Hampton at age 66.

4-Irmina Balk was born on 11 Oct 1911 in Festina, died on 26 Apr 1913 in Festina at age 1, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery.

4-Leonard T. Balk was born in 1915 and died on 4 Apr 2005 in Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania at age 90. Leonard married Alice Roth. Alice was born on 31 Aug 1914 and died on 21 Jul 2004 in Vero Beach, Florida at age 89. They had one son.

5-Leo Frederick Balk was born in 1952.

4-Andrew C. Balk was born on 30 Nov 1916 in Festina and died in Mar 1986 in Garnavillo, Clayton Co., Iowa at age 69. He enlisted on 2 June 1941 in Milwaukee where he was employed as a truck driver. He was single.

4-Armena Balk was born in 1918 in Festina.

4-Olevia Balk was born in 1920 in Festina.

4-Oliver Balk was born in 1920. He is not in the SS Index.

4-Agnes Balk was born on 31 May 1921 in Festina and died on 6 Jan 2000 in Cedar Rapids at age 78. Agnes married Bennie Drievold. Bennie was born on 5 Nov 1918 and died in Jul 1978 in Cedar Rapids at age 59. They had five children.

5-Sharon Drievold

5-Anna M. Drievold was born in 1940.

5-Richard Donald Drievold was born in 1942. Richard married Betty Lou.

5-Helen L. Drievold was born in 1945. Helen married Henry Neal Ricklefs. Henry was born in 1935.

5-Robert W. Drievold was born in 1950. Robert married Diane A. Vanslyke. Diane was born in 1950. They had one son.

6-Jayson Allen Drievold was born in 1971.

4-Rita M. Balk was born in 1929 and died on 3 Dec 1998 in Boscobel, Wisconsin at age 69. Rita married Mr. Faulkner.

3-John Herman Bengfort was born on 26 Aug 1883 in Festina and died on 20 Oct 1942 in Ossian at age 59. John married Catharine (Kate) Holthaus on 28 Nov 1911 in St. Mary's, Festina, daughter of John P. Holthaus and Sophia A. Wieling. Catharine was born on 31 Mar 1890 in Festina and died on 2 Sep 1964 in Ossian at age 74. They had six children.

4-Marcellus John (Marc) Bengfort was born on 16 Jan 1913 in Festina and died on 13 Oct 1974 in Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., Iowa at age 61. Marcellus married Angeline Elizabeth Schmitz on 20 Oct 1936 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of Bernard Schmitz Jr. and Elizabeth Lechtenberg. She was born on 27 Sep 1911 in Festina, died on 9 Nov 2003 in Trinity Lutheran Manor, Merriem, Kansas at age 92, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had one son. They lived in Festina, Calmar and Mason City. She moved to Merriem to be near her son after Marcellus died.

5-Dennis Bengfort was born on 21 Jan 1938. Dennis married Anne. They had four children.

6-Denise M. Bengfort was born on 1 Jul 1964. Denise married Robert A. Ayers. Robert was born on 26 Sep 1962. They had two children.

7-Mitchell Ayers

7-Mallory Ayers

6-Christine Bengfort married Mark Neely. They had one son.

7-Trevor Neely

6-Julie Bengfort was born on 21 Apr 1970. Julie married Mr. McGaw. They had two children.

7-Ryan McGaw

7-Meghan McGaw

6-David J. Bengfort was born in 1946. David married Ali Dawn.

4-Winefred Johanna Bengfort was born on 24 Sep 1914 in Festina, died on 7 Jun 2007 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 92, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. Winefred married Raymond Bernard Zweibohmer on 4 Nov 1936 in St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian, son of Frederic William Zweibohmer and Catherine Marie Moellers. Raymond was born on 28 May 1910 in Ossian, died on 1 Nov 2000 in Ossian at age 90, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. They had five children. They farmed in the Castalia, Luana, and Postville areas for 29 years. After selling their farm, they moved into Postville and lived there for 32 years. In 1997, they moved to Ossian. After they moved to town, she worked at Meyer's Grill and did housecleaning and church linens for St. Bridget's Parish. Later she became head cook at the Good Samaritan Home for 10 years.

5-Janice K. Zweibohmer was born on 23 Oct 1937. Janice married Joseph (Joe) Connell.

5-Doris Zweibohmer was born on 4 Feb 1940. Doris married Arthur E. (Art) Walz. They had one son.

6-Gerald Walz

5-Shirley L. Zweibohmer was born on 29 Oct 1942 in Castalia. Shirley married Terrence C. (Terry) Lensing on 18 Aug 1962, son of Jerome H. (Romy) Lensing and Oda T. Holthaus. Terrence was born on 2 Jan 1942 in Festina. They had four children.

6-Jefferey Lensing was born on 7 May 1963. Jefferey married Cathy Krause on 10 Nov 1990. Cathy was born on 2 Dec 1966 in Santa Anna.

6-Chris Lensing was born on 10 Jun 1965 in Milwaukee. Chris married Tammy Meyer on 3 Jun 1989. Tammy was born on 6 Nov 1966 in Milwaukee. They had one daughter.

7-Brittany Marie Lensing was born on 30 Apr 1988.

6-Cory D. Lensing was born on 23 Jul 1969.

6-Andrew J. (Andy) Lensing was born on 17 Sep 1977.

5-Carol Ann Zweibohmer was born on 21 Mar 1945. Carol married Kenneth Raphael Wiltgen, son of Francis John Wiltgen and Rita Theresa Wenthold. Kenneth was born on 8 Oct 1943 in Ossian. They had five children.

6-Lisa Lynn Wiltgen married Martin Robert Lensing, son of Robert John (Petey) Lensing and Doris Ann Bushman. Martin was born on 28 Apr 1967.

6-Jennifer Jo Wiltgen

6-Annette Wiltgen

6-Marcine Marie Wiltgen was born in 1965. Marcine married Thomas H. Raatz.

6-Ryan F. Wiltgen was born in 1974. Ryan married Kristie L.

5-Lawrence Dean Zweibohmer was born on 10 Nov 1951. Lawrence married Helena.

4-Ervin J. Bengfort was born on 14 Mar 1916 in Festina and died on 11 Aug 1961 in Postville at age 45 and was buried in Ossian. Ervin married Edna Catherine Moellers on 12 Oct 1937 in St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian, daughter of John Barney Moellers and Helen M. Doerr. Edna was born on 10 Aug 1916 in Fort Atkinson, died on 21 May 2007 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 90, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. They had six children. They farmed near Ossian, Castalia and Postville until Ervin died Aug. 11, 1961. Edna moved to Ossian and worked at the de Sales School cafeteria, Zweibohmer's Cafe and Oneota Care Center near Decorah. She is survived by her six children.

5-Darlene Mary Bengfort was born in 1939. Darlene married Callisters Hilarious (Kelly) Buchheit on 27 Aug 1958 in St. Bridget's, Postville, son of Florian Buchheit and Fredoline (Freda) Heying. He was born on 4 Oct 1935 in Festina, died on 25 Mar 2001 in Maynard at age 65, and was buried in Long Grove Cemetery. They had eight children. They farmed near Frankville. They moved to Maynard where he worked for Walnut Grove Feeds and then at Cyanamid Fertilizer at Hawkeye. He worked for Heying Foods at West Union for 12 years and later worked for Pamida and Dekalb in Oelwein.

6-Jacquelyn Mary Buchheit was born in July 1963. She married John Michael Fedeler on 17 Feb 1990. John was born in 1962.

6-Lydell Anthony Buchheit died as an infant.

6-Ervin Joseph Buchheit died as an infant.

6-Patricia Geralyn Buchheit was born in 1960. Patricia married Kevin Duane Schuchmann on 4 Aug 1984 at St. Francis of Assisi, Fayette. Kevin was born in 1957.

6-Lee Ann Buchheit was born in 1964. Lee married Jeffrey S. Leyh. Jeffrey was born in 1963.

6-Joel Gerard (Toby) Buchheit was born in 1965. Joel married Kari Lynn Smith. They had a son, Brady Robert.

6-Jeffrey Lynn Buchheit was born in May, 1967. Jeffrey married Laurie Grawe on 13 Apr 1991 at St. Francis of Assisi, Fayette. She was born in 1968.

6-Margaret Kay Buchheit was born on 19 Sep 1972.

5-Elaine Bengfort was born in 1942. Elaine married Eugene Hornback.

5-Dr. John Marc Bengfort was born on 27 Feb 1947. John married Judy Wendl, daughter of Clarence P. Wendl and Mayme R. Houdek. Judy was born after 1936. They had one son.

6-Joshua J. Bengfort was born on 24 May 1974 in Winona, Minnesota.

5-Elizabeth Jean (Betty) Bengfort was born in 1950. Elizabeth married Wayne Michael Courtney. Wayne was born in 1948.

5-Ronald Vincent Bengfort was born on 5 Jan 1955. Ronald married Cindy Mohunlall.

5-Anita Louise Bengfort was born in 1960. Anita married Lawrence Francis Greden. They had two children.

6-Lindsay Catherine Greden was born on 12 Mar 1988 in Ramsey Co., Minnesota.

6-Lauren Anne Greden was born on 15 Mar 1992 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

4-Lucille Frances Bengfort was born on 9 Sep 1919 in Festina, died on 7 Apr 2008 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 88, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. Lucille married Arnold C. Moellers on 3 May 1938 in St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian, son of Anton Henry Moellers and Mary Elizabeth Hemesath. Arnold was born on 29 Aug 1915 in Fort Atkinson, died on 30 Sep 1996 in Ossian at age 81, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. They had four children. She worked as a school cook for several years. In the mid 1960s, she became an employee of Don Wessels at Wessel's Variety in Ossian where many remember her as the lady behind the candy counter. Wessels Variety eventually was sold to Paul Horsfall where she worked until retirement. They farmed for many years on a farm one mile west of Ossian, moving to Ossian in l971.

5-Robert Leonard Moellers was born on 21 Oct 1940. Robert married Florence Ann VanDee. They had two children.

6-Paul R. Moellers was born in 1967.

6-Brian L. Moellers was born in 1969.

5-Joyce Irma Moellers was born on 3 Jan 1943. Joyce married Raymond Eugene Amber. Raymond was born on 29 Aug 1943. They had one daughter.

6-Brenda Amber

5-James Daniel Moellers was born on 5 Mar 1946. James married Bonnie Lee Fitzpatrick. They had three children.

6-James Moellers Jr. was born in 1967.

6-Richard Alan Moellers was born in 1971.

6-Daniel Robert Moellers was born in 1977.

5-Stanly Marc Moellers was born on 20 Oct 1954. Stanly married Debra Lynn Teslow. They had two children.

6-Scott David Moellers was born in 1975.

6-Lucas M. Moellers was born in 1980.

4-Virgil Hugo Bengfort was born on 3 Sep 1922 in Winneshiek Co., Iowa and died on 20 Mar 1994 in Postville, Allamakee Co., Iowa at age 71. He enlisted on 26 Dec. 1942 at Camp Dodge Herrold. He was married and employed as an automobile serviceman. Virgil married Arthalinda Mary (Linda) Wichman on 2 Jun 1942 in Waucoma, daughter of Casper George Wichman Jr. and Margaret Rose Schlichte. Arthalinda was born on 24 Feb 1924 in St. Lucas and died on 24 Dec 1976 in St. Lucas at age 52. They had six children.

Jackson Junction... May 22, 1942.....Mr. and Mrs. Casper Wichman have announced the engagement of their daughter, Arthalinda, to Frederic Bengfort, Festina.
April 6, 1998, she was preceeded in death by her husband, Casper, July 6,1956; one daughter, Linda Bengfort, Dec. 24,1976; two sons, Charles in 1926, and Clarence, Dec. 21, 1988; a son-in-law, Virgil Bengfort, March 20,1994; and five brothers and sisters.

5-Ronald Virgil Bengfort was born in 1965.

WEST UNION - Ronald Virgil Bengfort, 33, of Postville, was arrested Aug. 8 after a Fayette County deputy stopped the vehicle he was driving west of St. Lucas on Highway B44. Bengfort was charged with driving while his license was suspended, driving an unregistered vehicle and failure to prove security. He was taken to the Fayette County Jail to appear before a judge.
Nov. 28, 1990.....Ronald Virgil Bengfort, Fort Atkinson was fined S750, plus $150
surcharge, for second-offense OWI. He had been charged Sept. 3. Bengfort was given a 180-day jail sentence, with all but seven days suspended, put on probation for two
years and ordered to complete a course for drinking drivers.
Dec. 16, 1992.....Ronald Virgil Bengfort, 37, of Fort Atkinson, was sentenced Dec. 8, for third offense OWI. He received a five-year prison sentence and was ordered to participate in a program at the West Union Residential Facility for one year or until maximum benefits are achieved. He was also given a 10-day jail sentence for driving while his license was revoked.
Sept 23, 1995.....Ronald Virgil Bengfort, Postvilte, OWI, third offense, pled guilty; five years in prison, a suspended $750 fine and six-year license revocation.
Aug. 26, 1998.....WEST UNION - Ronald Virgil Bengfort, 43, 6T Poslville, was arrested Aug. 21, on Johnson Mill Road in Alpha. According to theFayetteCounty Sheriffs Department, Bengfort was driving while his license was barred, driving while license revoked, two counts of driving while license suspended, operating a non-registered vehicle and he had an open container of beer in the vehicle. Benglori was taken to the Fayette County Jail where he was held on bond. The sheriffs department advised Bengfort had been drinking but was not under the influence and therefore was not charged with OWL

5-Darrell Casper Bengfort was born on 8 Oct 1946. In 1964 he was in the Navy and served at Corpus Christi. He was an aviation electronics technician and served at Moffett Field, San Francisco and in Adak, Alaska in 1966. Darrell married Patricia Ann Gonzallus on 16 Nov 1968 in California. Patricia was born on 6 Oct 1949. They had four children. They live in Saint Charles, Missouri.

6-Lisa Marie Bengfort was born on 8 Dec 1970.

6-Timothy Darrell Bengfort was born on 26 Apr 1974.

6-Steven James Bengfort was born on 19 Mar 1979, died on 3 Feb 2001 in Table Rock Lake at age 21, and was buried in St. Charles. He was a student at Southwest Missouri State University when he drowned in a paddleboat accident. He belonged to Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; was a graduate of St. Charles County Community College and St. Dominic High School; and worked as an intern at radio station KXUS in Springfield.

6-Linda Ann Bengfort was born on 7 May 1983.

5-Joan Catherine Bengfort was born on 9 Jul 1949. Joan married Harold Bruce Parker on 14 Feb 1970. Harold was born on 17 Jul 1945. They had two children.

6-Jeffrey Bruce Parker was born on 22 Aug 1970. Jeffrey married Carolynne. They had one daughter.

7-Kayle Elizabeth Parker was born on 13 Nov 1997.

6-Jill Aileen Parker was born on 27 Jul 1974.

5-Jean Margaret Bengfort was born on 21 Jul 1952. Jean married Michael Tweedy on 22 Jul 1972 in St. Luke's Catholic Church. Michael was born in 1949. They had two children.

6-Michele Tweedy was born on 14 Sep 1971. Michele married Jeffrey Z. Hatten. They had two children.

7-Alexis Faith Hatten was born on 21 Nov 1993.

7-Zacharriah Jeffrey Hatten was born on 4 Apr 1996.

6-Daniele Lynn Tweedy was born on 14 Aug 1973.

Jean next married Larry Russell Evans on 1 Jun 1979.

5-Lois Lynn Bengfort was born on 15 Apr 1957. Lois married Thomas Joseph Kuennen on 19 Sep 1981, son of Alois Herman Kuennen and Shirley Ann Huinker. Thomas was born on 24 Jan 1957. They had two children.

6-Ted Christopher Kuennen was born on 19 Mar 1983. Ted married Nicholle Renae Lewey on 6 Aug 2005, daughter of Clark Lewey and Barbara Rush. Nicholle was born on 5 Jan 1984. They had two children.

7-Landon Thomas Kuennen was born on 1 Jun 2006.

7-Trevor Kuennen was born on 19 Nov 2007.

6-Robert William Kuennen was born on 30 May 1988.

5-Mary Kay Bengfort was born on 5 May 1961. Mary married Jeffrey Edward Stee. Jeffrey was born on 4 Aug 1958. They had two children.

6-Natasha Linda Stee was born on 5 May 1981.

6-Nathan Jeff Stee was born on 3 Feb 1981.

4-Harold Herman Bengfort was born on 11 Jul 1926 in Winneshiek Co., Iowa. He enlisted on 16 Nov 1945. He was single, without dependents and employed as a construction laborer. Harold married Bernice Mary Klisart on 20 Jun 1948 in St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian, daughter of Herbert L. Klisart and Katie Lansing. Bernice was born on 7 Jun 1930 in Ossian, died on 1 Mar 2008 in Cresco at age 77, and was buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. They had two children. He enlisted on 16 Nov 1945 in the Army and went to Fort Ord. After serving in World War II, and marrying Bee, Harold "Bing" became a carpenter and contractor. Bee and Bing soon moved to Cresco, IA. Bing worked with Hanneman and Bengfort, Building Contractors and later Bengfort Builders. Bee was a co-founder of the Howard County Cancer Association.

5-Scott Steven Bengfort was born in 1954. Scott married Linda Franke. Linda was born in 1957. They had two children.

6-Allison Bengfort

6-Adam Bengfort

5-Lee Ann Bengfort was born in 1956.

3-Frances Bengfort was born on 28 Oct 1887 in Festina and died on 26 Jun 1971 in Calmar at age 83. Frances married Joseph Bernard Wieling, son of Bernard Wieling and Katherine Lutkenhaus. Joseph was born on 5 Mar 1876 in Festina and died on 3 Jan 1953 in Calmar at age 76. They had 11 children.

4-Gustav G. Wieling was born on 26 Oct 1905 in Festina and died on 30 Nov 1964 in Rochester at age 59. Gustav married Mary Schmitz. She was born 20 Oct 1905, died in Dec 1985 in Calmar. They had four children.

5-Adalene M. Wieling was born in 1933. She married Hubert A. Busch. They had one child.

6-Robert B. Busch was born in 1954.

5-Mary Jane Wieling married Thomas Bonestroo. Thomas died on 1 Dec 1985. They had three children.

6-Bruce Thomas Bonestroo was born on 26 Jun 1964. Bruce married Rhonda Jean Dutcher. Rhonda was born on 1 Jan 1962. They had two children.

7-Matthew Thomas Bonestroo was born on 26 Oct 1992.

7-Hannah Kay Bonestroo was born on 3 Jan 1995.

6-Kirk Peter Bonestroo was born on 16 Jan 1967. He married Tammie.

6-Andrew Gustave Bonestroo was born on 23 Mar 1969. He married Monica.

5-Alice Wieling was born on 13 Mar 1941. Alice married Lester A. Lukas. Lester was born on 29 Nov 1933. They had two children.

6-Allen L. Lukas was born on 24 Nov 1967. Allen married Amy L. Amy was born on 14 Oct 1968.

6-Dana Lynn Lukas

5-Rosalyn Wieling married John Baldwin. They had two children.

6-Michael Baldwin

6-Christopher Baldwin

4-Johanna Wieling was born on 10 Nov 1907 in Festina and died on 10 Nov 1907.

4-Bernard Wieling was born on 26 Jul 1909 in Festina and died on 26 Jul 1909.

4-Hildegarde J. Wieling was born on 4 Aug 1910 and died on 17 Aug 1983 in Clinton, Clinton Co., Iowa at age 73. Hildegarde married Joseph Hlubeck on 6 Jul 1948 in Festina. Joseph was born on 30 Mar 1907 and died on 27 Apr 1990 in Clinton, Clinton Co., Iowa at age 83.

4-Irene Sophia Wieling was born on 14 Sep 1913 in Festina and died on 2 Jan 1979 in Ossian at age 65. Irene married Bernard Menne, son of Lawrence Menne and JoAnna Wulfurst. Bernard was born on 14 Feb 1907 and died in May 1992 at age 85. They had ten children.

5-Mary Agnes Menne was born on 5 Nov 1939 in Decorah.

5-Frank Menne was born on 7 Jun 1943 in Decorah.

5-Tony Menne was born on 27 May 1944 in Decorah.

5-Joan Menne married Jerry Rausch. They had two children.

6-John Thomas Rausch

6-Jennifer Nicole Rausch

5-Linus Menne was born on 1 Oct 1946. Linus married Alice Hackman. Alice was born on 12 Dec 1947. They had two children, Dawn and Ben. They farm near West Union.

5-Richard R. Menne was born on 1 Jul 1945. Richard married Kathy Meyer. Kathy was born on 24 Oct 1949. They had four children.

6-Stephanie Lyn Menne

6-Jason R. Menne was born on 22 Aug 1972.

6-Amy Jo Menne

6-Marc Alan Menne

5-Joseph B. Menne was born in Dec 1936. He married Rita T. Hageman. They had two known sons, James A. and Robert T.

5-Phyllis M. Menne was born on 18 Dec 1948. Phyllis married Ralph R. Kauten on 15 Jun 1973 in Prairie Du Chein, son of Lawrence William Kauten and Barbara Matilda Mihm. Ralph was born on 8 Apr 1951. They had two children.

6-Christopher William Kauten was born on 8 Apr 1951. The marriage ended in divorce in 1992.

6-Carolin Joan Kauten was born on 24 May 1979.

5-Edna Menne was born on 1 Sep 1954. Edna married Al Ahlgren. They had three children; Kathy, Julie Ann, and Bruce Alan.

5-Ann Menne married William Aders. They had three children.

6-Kimberly Ann Aders was born 20 Mar 1961.

6-Sandra Kay Aders was born 8 Jul 1962.

6-Michael William Aders was born 10 Jul 1963.

4-Verna Wieling was born in 1914.

4-Agnes M. Wieling was born on 18 Aug 1915 in Festina, died on 14 Jan 2003 in Senior Hospice Center, Ossian at age 87, and was buried in Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Agnes married Paul Schaufenbuel on 12 Jan 1937 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, son of John Schaufenbuel and Anna Balk. Paul was born on 6 Jan 1910 in St. Lucas, died on 21 Nov 1967 in Decorah at age 57, and was buried in Lawler. They had one daughter. Agnes Weiling Schaufenbuel Winter, 87, of Waucoma, died of age-related causes Jan. 14, 2003, in the Senior Hospice Center, Ossian. Services: St. Mary's Catholic Church, Waucoma. Burial: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Lawler.

5-Arlene Frances Schaufenbuel was born on 1 Sep 1937. Her mother was Agnes Weiling Schaufenbuel Winter, died on Jan. 14, 2003 in Ossian. Arlene married Herbert John Langreck on 21 Apr 1958 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel, son of Anton Henry Langreck and Anna Marie Meinert. Herbert was born on 28 Jul 1933. They had five children. They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary at Hawkeye in April of 1983.

6-Debra Ann Langreck

6-Dale Paul Langreck was born on 24 Feb 1959.

6-Alan Alvin Langreck was born on 26 Mar 1960. Alan married Kathy Lynn McChane on 13 Oct 1984 in Sacred Heart Church. Kathy was born in 1962. She was employed at Land's End in West Union and he was employed at the Paul Kuhn Implement Co. in Fort Atkinson.

6-Carol Ann Langreck was born on 13 Feb 1961.

6-Randy Lloyd Langreck was born on 15 Feb 1962. Randy married Pamela. Pamela was born in 1964.

Agnes next married Edward Winter on 18 Aug 1969. Edward died in 1973. She was referred to as Agnes Winter in the obit of her sister, Alma Rose.

4-Alma Rose Wieling was born on 3 Jun 1917 in Festina, died on 14 Jul 2005 in New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at age 88, and was buried in Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Alma married Joseph Carl Schaufenbuel on 7 Sep 1938 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, son of John Schaufenbuel and Anna Balk. Joseph was born on 13 Jan 1912 in St. Lucas and died on 4 Sep 1978 in Lawler at age 66. They had three children. They farmed in the Saint Lucas and Lawler areas. She moved to Lawler from the farm in 1990.

5-Gladys Frances Schaufenbuel was born on 1 Jul 1939. Gladys married Robert David Mitchell. Robert was born on 10 Apr 1941. They had two children.

6-Laura Elizabeth Mitchell was born on 7 Aug 1979.

6-Steven John Mitchell was born on 12 Nov 1980.

5-Lloyd J. Schaufenbuel was born on 7 Jul 1943. Lloyd married Barbara Elaine Wenthold, daughter of Edwin W. Wenthold and Leona Balk. Barbara was born on 21 Jul 1945. They had one son. He is a member of the Iowa Health Underwriters Political Action Committee.

6-Kurtis John Schaufenbuel was born on 17 Jan 1969. Kurtis married Lisa Marie Loftus. Lisa was born on 21 Feb 1965.

5-Kenneth Paul Schaufenbuel was born in 1948. Kenneth married Linda L. Franzen, daughter of Arnold J. Franzen and Elsie Lonora Wilke. Linda was born in 1952.

4-Mildred Catherine Wieling was born on 18 Aug 1919 in Festina, died on 4 Jul 2002 in Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital at age 82, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Fort Atkinson. Mildred married Hugo John Hackman, son of Henry Hugo Hackman and Clara Susan Rausch. Hugo was born on 7 Jan 1915 in Fort Atkinson. They had seven children.

5-Elaine Frances Hackman was born on 12 Aug 1939 in Waucoma and died on 4 Dec 1966 in Coulee City, Grant Co., Washington at age 27. Elaine married Robert Balk on 26 Dec 1957 in Waucoma, son of Nicholas J. Balk and Emma Dolly Bradley. Robert was born on 17 Jan 1929. They had five children.

6-Jacqueline Sue Balk was born on 30 Aug 1958. Jacqueline married Mr. Connor on 22 Apr 1978. They had one daughter.

7-Nicole E. Connor was born in 1982.

6-Donna Mae Balk was born on 13 Nov 1959. Donna married William J. Jirak on 27 Dec 1980. They had one daughter.

7-Janelle M. Jirak was born in May 1981.

6-Linda Ann Balk was born on 1 Mar 1962. Linda married Ronald Stewart on 20 Nov 1982.

6-Joyce Ann Balk was born on 7 Dec 1963. Joyce married Jeffrey William Emler on 12 May 1984.

6-Donald Joseph Balk was born on 9 Mar 1966.

5-Gerald Joseph Hackman was born on 24 Nov 1941. Gerald married Mary Carol Balk, daughter of Nicholas J. Balk and Emma Dolly Bradley. Mary was born on 25 Jul 1942. They had five children.

6-Brian Scott Hackman was born on 1 May 1963. Brian married Barbara Susanne Brekke on 7 Oct 1989. Barbara was born on 24 May 1964. They had two children.

7-Sophia Marie Hackman was born on 30 Oct 1992 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

7-Ian Hunter Hackman was born on 21 Jun 1995 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

6-David Anthony Hackman was born on 28 Aug 1965. David married Linda M. Erickson on 11 Aug 1990 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Linda was born in 1965.

6-Dennis John Hackman was born on 21 Sep 1966. Dennis married Wendy S. Durhman on 11 Jul 1992. Wendy was born in 1968.

6-Sharon Marie Hackman was born on 22 Sep 1969. Sharon married Scott A. Jensen on 27 Jun 1998. Scott was born in 1970.

6-Mark Gerald Hackman was born on 1 Mar 1971. Mark married Julie Marie Hickey on 25 Apr 1998, daughter of Charles Patrick Hickey and Rose Marie Biwer. Julie was born on 9 Jun 1971. They had one son.

7-Nickolas Anthony Hackman was born on 22 Jun 2000 in Rochester.

5-Imogene Hilda (Jeannie) Hackman was born on 8 May 1943 in Decorah. Imogene married Gerald Francis Pechota on 6 May 1967. Gerald was born in Nov 1943. They had five children.

6-Steven Francis Pechota was born on 5 Jul 1968.

6-Tamara Jean Pechota was born on 15 Oct 1969. His wife was also found as Carrie Brooks. Tamara married Mark Charles Kuennen on 1 Dec 1990, son of Stephen Edward Kuennen and Roberta Berst. Mark was born on 2 Aug 1969. They had two children, Dillon Matthew and Morgen Leigh Brooks.

Tamara next married Steven A. Reicks, son of Eugene Clement Reicks and Grace Veronica Huinker. Steven was born on 13 Sep 1967. They had two children.

7-Lindsey Rose Reicks was born on 28 Aug 1998.

7-Mitchell Reicks was born on 11 Aug 2000.

6-Sharla Ann Pechota was born on 16 Oct 1972. Sharla married Bruce Zwanaiger on 20 Sep 1995.

6-Diane Marie Pechota was born on 4 Jun 1977. Diane married Mr. Foltz. They had one daughter.

7-Carlie Foltz

6-Jennifer Lynn Pechota was born on 19 Nov 1980. Jennifer married Korey Wayne Leuenberger on 28 Aug 2004 in Provitin.

5-Joann Clara Hackman was born on 27 Sep 1944 in Decorah. Joann married Norbert Joseph Busta on 26 Jun 1965. Norbert was born in Mar 1943. They had six children.

6-Lawrence William Busta was born on 7 Dec 1966. Lawrence married Carmen Rae Hansmeier on 28 Nov 1988.

6-Marsha Kay Busta was born on 13 Jun 1968. Marsha married Scott R. Jenkins.

6-Norman Hugo Busta was born on 4 Jul 1969. Norman married Rachelle Jean Maher on 25 Jun 1994.

6-Keith Gerard Busta was born on 7 May 1971.

6-Mary Kay Busta was born on 23 Oct 1975.

6-Susan Kay Busta was born on 22 Jan 1979.

5-Norma Rose Hackman was born on 17 May 1946 in Decorah. Norma married William Sabelka on 18 Jul 1964, son of Ervin Sabelka and Wilma Riehle. William was born on 15 Nov 1943, died on 9 Jun 2002 in Lawler of cancer at age 58, and was buried in Our Lady of Mount Carmel. They had six children.

6-Thomas Joseph Sabelka was born on 27 Nov 1965. Thomas married Janice L. Sommerfelt on 4 Jun 1993.

6-Lisa Rose Sabelka was born on 27 May 1967.

6-Karen Marie Sabelka was born on 11 Jul 1968. Karen married Anthony C. Evens on 24 Sep 1994.

6-Richard William Sabelka was born on 17 Jun 1973. Richard married Deng Leigh Lothi on 16 Mar 1996.

6-Ronald Ervin Sabelka was born on 4 Apr 1978.

6-Julie Ann Sabelka was born on 20 Sep 1982.

5-Ronald Adolph Hackman was born on 21 Feb 1948 in Waucoma. Ronald married Norma J. Panos on 12 Jun 1971, daughter of Emil Panos and Adelyne Klimesh. Norma was born on 6 Dec 1949. They had five children.

6-Brad Ronald Hackman was born on 30 Jun 1972.

6-Melissa Ann Hackman was born on 12 Aug 1974. Melissa married Daniel Joseph Kruse, son of Ronald J. Kruse and Nellie T. Daniel was born on 23 May 1968.

6-Kelly Marie Hackman was born on 6 Sep 1977.

6-Eric Joseph Hackman was born on 16 Jan 1979.

6-Eric J. Hackman was born on 15 Jan 1979.

5-Kathleen Agnes Hackman was born on 29 Apr 1950 in Decorah. Kathleen married Robert J. (Gus) Gerstenkorn on 16 Nov 1968. Robert was born on 15 Oct 1934 and died on 21 Mar 2002 in Charles City at age 67. They had one son.

6-Jeffrey John Gerstenkorn was born on 27 Apr 1969. Jeffrey married Jody Loftus on 29 Jun 1991. The marriage ended in divorce. Jeffrey next married Lori Jean Moore on 29 Apr 1997. Lori was born in Jul 1971.

4-Ralph J. Wieling was born on 22 Mar 1922. Ralph married Magdalene Frances Myers on 21 Aug 1945, daughter of William F. Myers and Bertha M. Drilling. Magdalene was born on 21 Jun 1927 in St. Lucas. They had five children.

5-Mary Carol Wieling was born on 22 Jun 1946. Mary married Dwaine E. Redler on 25 Nov 1967. Dwaine was born in Sep 1941. They had two children, Steven D. and William D.

5-Janice Hilda Wieling was born on 10 Nov 1947. Janice married James A. Meyer on 2 Jul 1966. James was born in Dec 1944.

5-David Joseph Wieling was born on 24 Jul 1950. David married Merilee J. Gates on 3 Jul 1976. Merilee was born in May 1955. They had two children.

6-Nathan D. Wieling was born in Feb 1979.

6-Eric Matthew Wieling

5-Susan Elaine Wieling was born on 5 Mar 1956. Susan married Denis Donavan Tasker on 4 Sep 1976. Denis was born in Apr 1955. They had three children.

6-Elizabeth Tasker was born in Mar 1978.

6-Alyson M. Tasker was born in Jul 1981.

6-Sara Lynn Tasker was born in 1983.

5-Karen Frances Wieling was born on 4 Jun 1959.

4-Anna Wieling was born in 1925. Anna married Donald Janechek. They had one son.

5-Robert J. Janechek was born in 1950.

3-Alois Bengfort was born in 1889 in Festina.

3-Katherine (Katie) Bengfort was born in 1890 in Winneshiek Co., Iowa.

3-Elizabeth Bengfort was born on 30 May 1891 in Festina, died on 19 Apr 1900 in Festina at age 8, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery.

3-Mayme (Mary) Bengfort was born on 23 Jun 1894 in Festina and died on 19 Jun 1934 in Carroll at age 39. Mayme married John Henry Heman on 26 Nov 1919 in St. Mary's, Festina, son of Frederick Heman and Gertrude Wiskus. John was born on 20 May 1895 in Alton, Sioux Co., Iowa and died on 23 Oct 1956 in Carroll, Carroll Co., Iowa at age 61. They had one son.

4-Ralph Dominic Heman was born on 26 Nov 1929 in Dedham, Carroll Co., Iowa and died on 26 Nov 1929 in Lakewood, Cuyal Co., Ohio.

3-Julitta Bengfort was born in 1895.

3-Rose Bengfort was born on 8 Aug 1896 in Festina and died on 21 Dec 1969 in Ossian at age 73. Rose married Leo Joseph Holthaus on 29 Jan 1919 in Festina, son of John P. Holthaus and Sophia A. Wieling. Leo was born on 8 Aug 1894 in Festina and died on 17 Feb 1976 in Ossian at age 81. They had seven children.

4-Esther Holthaus was born in 1920. Esther married Carl Selander. Carl was born on 12 Oct 1903 in Gayvle, Sweden and died on 19 Jun 1985 in Chicago at age 81.

4-Rosella Holthaus was born on 29 Aug 1921 in Fort Atkinson and died on 25 Dec 1984 in Norfolk, Madison Co., Nebraska at age 63. Rosella married Mr. Beckman, son of Henry J. Beckman and Anna Schalk. They had five children.

5-Jean Wubben Beckman

5-Carol Beckman married Richard McNeal. They had two children, Sean and David.

5-Joyce Beckman married Ken Meyer. They had four children; Jo Elen, Kris, Michelle, and Lynn.

5-Miss Beckman married Mr. Thurston.

5-Bryant Beckman married Marilyn Methe. They had three children; Ann, Steven, and Jill.

4-Arthur John (Art) Holthaus was born on 28 Feb 1924, died on 23 Oct 1998 in Winneshiek County Hospital at age 74, and was buried in St. Francis De Sales Cemetery. Arthur married Gertrude H. Shindelar. Gertrude was born on 20 Feb 1931. They had 13 children.

5-Linus A. Holthaus was born on 4 May 1951. Linus married Elaine M. Lansing, daughter of Virgilius Herman (Virgil) Lansing and Rose Eleanore Elsbernd. Elaine was born on 25 Feb 1960. They had three children.

6-Stacy J. Holthaus was born on 2 Nov 1980.

6-Sarah M. Holthaus was born on 10 Jan 1982.

6-Scott Joseph Holthaus was born on 15 Dec 1984.

5-Danita Ann Holthaus was born on 31 Oct 1952. Danita married Roger Watson.

5-Neal J. Holthaus was born in 1953. Neal married Charlene K.

5-Morris Cletus Holthaus was born on 25 Mar 1955. Morris married Christine Marie Rothmeyer, daughter of Gordon Frank Rothmeyer and Rose Marie Nordick. Christine was born on 15 Apr 1956. They had four children.

6-Aaron Michael Holthaus was born on 30 Dec 1978.

6-Garrett G. Holthaus

6-Garrett Gordon Holthaus was born on 15 Jul 1981.

6-Kaleena Rose Holthaus was born on 21 Aug 1986.

5-Aileen Mary Holthaus was born in 1956. She may have married John Edgar Lundquist.

5-Mary Jo Holthaus was born on 15 Aug 1957. Mary married Clay Matthew Clark.

5-Ann Catherine Holthaus was born in 1958.

5-Leonice Mary Holthaus was born on 14 Sep 1960.

5-Zita Marie Holthaus was born on 9 Feb 1962. Zita married Randall Leo Bruess, son of Arthur Henry Bruess and Irene Caroline Huinker. Randall was born on 1 Jan 1962. They had four children.

6-Dalton Bruess

6-Linley Bruess

6-Spencer Bruess

6-Carson Randal Bruess was born on 29 Oct 1993.

5-Ruth Ann Holthaus was born on 24 Mar 1964. Ruth married Loren J. Loesch.

5-Lisa Mary Holthaus was born on 6 Jul 1965. Lisa married Mr. Valentine.

5-Arthur G. Holthaus was born on 14 Feb 1967 in Ossian.

5-Lee J. Holthaus was born on 26 May 1970. Lee married Terri L.

4-Rita Holthaus was born on 29 Nov 1925 in Fort Atkinson and died on 27 Dec 1982 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky at age 57. Rita married Mr. Schwendau.

4-Cletus Holthaus was born on 31 May 1927 in Festina and died in Oct 1974 in Earlville, Delaware Co., Iowa at age 47. Cletus married Lucille Bertha Thuente on 21 Jan 1949, daughter of Joseph Bernard Thuente and Edwina Ann Lechtenberg. Lucille was born on 20 Jan 1926. They had six children.

5-Jake Holthaus was born in Ossian.

5-Rosie Holthaus married Dennis Ney, son of Milfred Ney and Emma. Dennis was born in Jul 1946. They had one daughter.

6-Bobbi Jo Ney was born on 28 Dec 1993 in Decorah.

5-Shirley Ann Holthaus was born in Apr 1950. Shirley married Thomas John Frimml in Aug 1971 in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian. Thomas was born in 1950.

5-Dennis A. Holthaus was born in 1953. Dennis married Marilyn T. Brincks, daughter of Clarence Nicholas Brincks and Marie Anna Hageman. Marilyn was born on 4 Sep 1953.

5-Donald V. Holthaus was born on 23 Mar 1956. Donald married Linda K. Linda was born on 22 May 1957.

5-Betty Mae Holthaus was born on 22 Dec 1959. Betty married Dale Joseph Gerleman, son of Hugo John Gerleman and Leona Marie Gehling. Dale was born on 27 Jan 1957. They had three children.

6-Trisha Ann Gerleman married Andrew Smith on 5 Aug 2006 in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian.

6-Joshua John Gerleman

6-Jason Gerleman graduated from South Winneshiek H.S. in May, 2006.

4-Sister Norma Jean Holthaus

4-Jeanette Katherine Holthaus was born on 8 Sep 1930. Jeanette married Nilus Philip Imoehl on 18 Aug 1953 in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian, son of Frank Theodore Imoehl and Angela Hageman. Nilus was born on 19 Jul 1930 in Festina. They had seven children. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on 29 Aug 1993.

5-Duane N. Imoehl was born on 6 Jun 1954 in Cedar Rapids.

5-Eileen Imoehl was born in 1957. Eileen married Dennis C/ Linderbaum. Dennis was born in 1954.

5-Lois Ann Imoehl was born on 15 Mar 1959. Lois married Edward Louis Albertson. Edward was born on 1 Sep 1959. They had two children.

6-Brandon Mithcell Albertson

6-Kala Jo Albertson

5-Gary J. Imoehl was born on 1 Aug 1961. Gary married Leanne K. Johnson. Leanne was born on 8 Nov 1963. They had two children, Megan and Jordan.

5-Lenny Philip Imoehl was born on 12 Sep 1964. Lenny married Gina Louise Schmitt on 28 Jul 1990, daughter of Floyd Luke Schmitt and Ann Marie Hertges. The marriage ended in divorce. Gina was born on 26 Sep 1967 in Decorah, died on 14 Dec 2007 at age 40, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. They had three children; Zachary, Cody, and Jeremy.

5-Mark J. Imoehl was born on 1 Feb 1967. Mark married Lynn J. Leibold. Lynn was born on 30 Apr 1968. They had two children.

6-Ethan Imoehl was born in 1991.

6-Elliot Richard Imoehl was born on 18 Feb 1994.

5-Lynn J. Imoehl was born on 30 Apr 1968.

Gerhard next married Johanna (Anna) Schoeberl on 16 Feb 1902 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of Sebastian Schoeberl and Barbara Meyer. Johanna was born on 15 Nov 1862 in Pennsylvania and died on 21 Jan 1941 in Festina at age 78. They had one son. In 1880, Gerhard was a farmer in Washington Twp. His wife was Anna. The 1910 census shows his wife as Johanna. She had seven children, all living. Some of those children likely were from a previous marriage, and she may have been married to a Mr. Huinker.

3-Hugo Bengfort was born in 1904 in Festina, died in 1932 in Festina at age 28, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Hugo married Eleanor Rothmeyer after 1925.

2-Mary Bengfort was born on 27 Sep 1858 in Preußen and died on 19 Jan 1950 at age 91. Mary married Joseph Feierfeil. Joseph was born on 4 Sep 1851 and died on 22 Nov 1926 in Festina at age 75.

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