Descendants of Jean Piere Franz (John Peter) Blong



1-Jean Piere Franz (John Peter) Blong, son of Paul Blong and Catherine Bintz, was born on 13 Jan 1805 in Hachy, Belgium and died in 1865 in Belgium, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin at age 60. Jean married Marie Jeanne Lochrohr on 13 Mar 1827 in Hachy, Belgium, daughter of Jean Nicolas Lochrohr and Catherine Burton. Marie was born on 26 Mar 1807 in Hachy, Belgium and died in 1886 in Port Washington at age 79. They had six children.They arrived in New York on 23 May 1855 from Le Harve, France on the Connecticut. The passenger list shows; Blong, Joh Peter, age 50; Johenne, age 48; Baptist, age 21; Cath, age 17; Joseph, age 15; Ambrose, age 11; Cath, age 9; Bapt, age 6; Math Huburts, age 56; Lacroia, Joh Bapt. age 39; (Marie's brother) Suzanne, age 33, Nicol, age 9, Nicol, age 7, Wilh, age 4, Cath, age 2 and Peter, 11 months.
The 1850 Ozaukee Co. census shows a Francis Blong living in Port Washington, just south of the town of Belgium. They emigrated to Wisconsin in 1855 and settled in Belgium in Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin where John T. Blong appears on Page 14 in the 1855 Wisconsin census.

2-Jean (John) Baptiste Blong was born on 17 Aug 1836 in Hachy, Belgium and died on 21 Nov 1917 in St. Lucas at age 81. Jean married Margaret Schwickerath on 27 Jan 1863 in St. Mary's Cemetery at Lake Church, Town of Belguim, daughter of Mathias Schwickerath and Margaretha Thielen. Margaret was born on 3 May 1842 in Greimerath, Trier, Rhineland, died on 17 Jan 1883 in St. Lucas at age 40, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. They had seven children. They appear in the 1880 census with their children; Margaret, Mathias, John, Joseph, John B, and Frank. They lived next to the Frank Drilling and Mathias Pitzenberger families. Note: The 1900 census shows John married to Anna K, born Nov 1851 in Wisconsin and that they were married in 1888. She is likely the mother of Clemens Blong, born in 1888 despite the fact that Clemens named his mother as Margreth Schwickerath in the Iowa 1925 census.

3-Margaret Blong was born in 1865 in Washington, Winneshiek Co., Iowa.

3-Clemens Blong was born on 23 Dec 1888 in St. Lucas and died in Aug 1943 at age 54. Clemens married Elizabeth Leibold, daughter of Alfred Leibbold. Elizabeth was born on 30 Aug 1891, died in Jul 1974 in Cedar Rapids Hospital at age 82, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. They had five children. In 1918 he registered for the draft stating he was a self-employed farm and was married. He was stricken with a heart attack while threshing at the farm of his neighbor Henry Vondubruggen. The attack came without warning and he sank to his feet.

4-Florence Blong was born on 24 Dec 1917 in Festina and died on 4 Sep 2002 in Grayslake, Lake Co., Illinois at age 84. Florence married Daniel Poirier. Daniel was born on 18 Feb 1924 in Illinois and died on 27 Aug 1996 in Antioch, Lake Co., Illinois at age 72. They had one son.

5-David Poirier married Dawne.

4-Rose Theresa Blong was born in 1920 in Festina and died after 2008. She never married.

4-Clement R. Blong was born in 1922 in Washington, Winneshiek Co., Iowa.

4-Viola Blong was born on 24 Nov 1927 in Washington, Winneshiek Co., Iowa. Viola married Joseph D. Schmelzer on 7 Oct 1947 in St. Luke's Catholic Church. Joseph was born on 5 Apr 1919 in West Union and died on 15 Oct 2007 in Theda Clark Medical Center at age 88. They had seven children. He later spent a year in Maryknoll Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pa. He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a federal cattle inspector, shipping cattle to help restore the herds of war-torn Europe after World War II. He dairy farmed during most of his married life, living at Decorah. He moved to the Appleton area in 1993.

5-Michael A. Schmelzer was born on 24 Jun 1949. Michael married Ruth Ann.

5-Daniel Schmelzer was born on 7 Jun 1951.

5-Eugene R. Schmelzer was born on 28 Jan 1955. Eugene married Karen Marie.

5-Arthur C. Schmelzer was born on 7 Jun 1961. Arthur married Rhonda L.

5-Anne Marie Schmelzer was born on 30 Nov 1961. Anne married Thomas Keenan.

5-Allan Schmelzer was born on 28 Jan 1963.

5-Jane D. Schmelzer was born on 19 Aug 1964. Jane married David Jansch.

4-Irvin Francis Blong was born on 2 Jun 1933. Irvin married Marie Celine Balk on 11 Aug 1959 in Waucoma, daughter of Herman Balk and Madonna Finnigan. Marie was born on 2 Aug 1939 in Fort Atkinson. They had five children. They farmed near St. Lucas.

5-Ronald Joseph Blong was born on 10 Jul 1960 in New Hampton. Ronald married Donna.

5-David Michael Blong was born on 21 Oct 1961. David married Brenda Jean. They had one daughter.

6-Lindsay Marie Blong was born on 23 Jan 1985.

5-Karen Blong was born on 17 Sep 1963.

5-Donna Blong was born on 13 Dec 1966.

5-Leon Irvin Blong was born on 11 Nov 1968.

3-Mathias Blong was born on 25 Dec 1866 in St. Lucas and died on 2 Jun 1952 in St. Lucas at age 85. NOTE: There were also Blong families in Belgium, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin where Joseph Blong and Christina Hovertha had a daughter,
Katie Blong, born in 1872. Mathias married Philomena Bodensteiner on 30 Apr 1895 in St. Lucas, daughter of Johan Karl Bodensteiner and Margaretha Balk. Philomena was born on 5 Aug 1874 in St. Lucas and died on 28 Feb 1942 in St. Lucas at age 67. They had 13 children.

4-John B. Blong was born on 18 Feb 1896 in St. Lucas and died on 2 Apr 1959 in St. Lucas at age 63. His dreaft card shows he was employed on the farm of his father, Matt Blong. John married Barbara Steffes in Apr 1918, daughter of Andres (Andrew) Steffes and Regina Engelbreck. Barbara was born on 14 Apr 1897 in St. Lucas, died on 30 Jun 1921 in St. Lucas at age 24, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. They had two children.

5-Raymond Blong was born in 1919 in St. Lucas and died in 1921 in St. Lucas at age 2.

5-Herbert A. Blong was born on 24 Jul 1920 in St. Lucas, died on 22 Apr 1997 in Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse at age 76, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. Survivors include four sisters, Marcella Nicolaus of Shell Rock, Helen Rothmeyer of Rockford, Ill., Vera Wiest and Ethel Neuzil of Fort Atkinson; and two brothers, Don of St. Lucas and John of Milwaukee, Wis. John next married Elizabeth Ann (Lizzie) Setter, daughter of Otto Setter and Anna Klinekemper. Elizabeth was born in 1904. They had seven children. In 1936 his 40 acre estate farm near West Union was sold for $140 an acre to Henry Franzen.

5-Marcella Anna Blong was born on 31 Dec 1923 in St. Lucas, died on 1 Jun 1998 in Bremer Co., Iowa at age 74, and was buried in St. Joseph Cemetery. Marcella married George R. Nicolaus. George was born on 6 Jul 1919, died on 1 Aug 1995 in Waverly, Bremer Co., Iowa at age 76, and was buried in St. Joseph Cemetery. They had three children. The names of their children are on their gravestone but cannot be read from the picture.

6-William J. Nicolaus was born in 1945.

6-Robert Allen Nicolaus was born in 1947.

6-Kathy Nicolaus

5-Arthur Otto Blong was born on 5 Mar 1925 in St. Lucas and died in Mar 1968 in Illinois at age 43. He suffered an apparent heart attack and the car he was driving struck a tree. Arthur married Irene. They had two children.

6-Joanne Blong

6-Robert Blong

5-Helen Margaret Blong was born about 1926 in St. Lucas. Helen married Mr. Rothmeyer. Mr. was born in Rockford, Illinois.

5-LaVera Cecelia Blong was born about 1927 in St. Lucas. LaVera married Clarence J. Wiest. Clarence was born on 3 Jul 1925 and died on 5 May 1991 at age 65. They lived in Fort Atkinson.

5-Ethel Emily Blong was born in 1932 in St. Lucas. She graduated from St. Luke's H.S. in May of 1950. Ethel married Daniel J. Neuzil on 30 Dec 1953 in St. Luke's Catholic Church. Daniel was born in 1927.

5-Donald William Blong was born on 23 Nov 1931 in St. Lucas. Donald married Dolores Marie Mitchell on 11 Oct 1950 in St. Luke's. They had three children. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years.

6-Randall Lee Blong was born 14 Apr 1954.

6-Jason J. Blong

6-Julie Ann Blong was born in Sep 1963. Julie married Paul Robert Rausch, son of Alex Henry Rausch and Loretta Ann Riha. Paul was born on 28 Apr 1960. They had three children.

7-Jacob Paul Rausch was born 9 no 1986 in Minnesota.

7-Alexandra Marie Rausch was born on 25 Sep 1989 in Minnesota.

7-Zachary Tyler Rausch was born on 29 Apr 1992 in Minnesota.

5-John Luke Blong was born on 13 Jun 1938 in St. Lucas. John married Marsha A.

4-Carl J. Blong was born on 25 Jul 1897 in St. Lucas and died on 17 Feb 1991 in Iowa at age 93. In 1918 he registered for the draft stating he was employed on the farm of his father, Mathias Blong. Carl married Carolyn Perry on 27 Apr 1920 in St. Lucas, daughter of Theodore Perry and Catharine Bies. Carolyn was born on 12 May 1898 and died on 12 Jun 1982 in Fort Atkinson at age 84. They had four children.

5-Marcus Mathias Blong was born on 2 Feb 1921 and died on 23 May 1997 in Mason City at age 76. He joined the Navy prior to Pearl Harbor. Marcus married Marcella C. Hayek on 13 Jan 1944 in St. Wenceslaus, daughter of Philip Hayek and Celia Shindelar. Marcella was born on 23 May 1922. They had one son.

6-David C. Blong was born on 18 Dec 1962 and died on 23 Nov 1988 in Mason City at age 25.

5-Margaret Philomenia Blong was born on 14 Jun 1923, died on 6 Jun 2002 in New Hampton at age 78, and was buried in West Union. Margaret married Edward Peter Schmitt on 15 Oct 1941 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, son of Jacob Schmitt Sr. and Anna Meyer. Edward was born on 31 Jul 1920 in St. Lucas and died on 14 Apr 2001 in West Union at age 80. They had two children. They operated Schmitt Farms.

6-Edward J. Schmitt was born on 23 Mar 1944 in Cresco. Edward married Lola Marie Billington. Lola was born on 16 Feb 1953. They had three children.

7-Adam Joseph Schmitt was born on 15 Oct 1990.

7-Carolyn Anna Schmitt was born on 12 Sep 1997.

7-Edward Jacob Schmitt was born on 13 Sep 1999.

6-Rev. Allen Mark Schmitt was born on 15 Aug 1945. He was ordained on 22 May 1971 in the Dubuque Archdiocese.

5-Flavian Blong was born on 15 Mar 1927 in St. Lucas and died on 1 May 1927.

5-Charles Mathew Blong was born on 14 Aug 1930 in St. Lucas, died on 17 Jan 2000 in Rochester, Minnesota at age 69, and was buried in Fort Atkinson. Services from St. John's Catholic Church, by the Rev. Allen Schmitt. Charles married Mary Ann Pavlovec, daughter of James Pavlovec and Mary Agnes Riha. Mary was born on 17 Aug 1932. They had two children.

6-Charles Edward (Chuck) Blong was born on 18 Jun 1955. Charles married Diane Kay Iverson in Aug 1974.

6-James M. Blong was born on 9 Oct 1956. James married Eileen Rothmeyer, daughter of Gregory Herbert Rothmeyer and Marilyn Bushman. Eileen was born on 12 Jun 1957.

4-Theresa Blong was born on 15 Feb 1899 in Fort Atkinson and died in Sep 1979 in Cedar Rapids at age 80. Theresa married Mathias Perry, son of Theodore Perry and Catharine Bies. Mathias was born on 17 Jul 1890 in St. Lucas and died on 12 Mar 1946 at age 55. They had six children.

5-Rita Philomena Perry was born on 17 Mar 1920 in St. Lucas, died on 16 Feb 2006 in NHC Nursing Home, Madisonville, Kentucky at age 85, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Fort Atkinson. Rita married Anthony Virgil Karmik on 23 Aug 1949 in St. Luke's Catholic Church. Anthony died on 26 Jan 1965. They had three children. They farmed and she operated Rita's Beauty Shop out of her home on the farm near Fort Atkinson. She moved to Fort Atkinson in 1997 and then to Kentucky in 1999 to be near her daughter.

6-Paul Karmik died on 12 Dec 2004.

6-Greg Karmik died on 17 Apr 2005.

6-Anne Karmik was born on 19 Feb 1954. Anne married James L. Johnson.

5-Leo Perry died as an infant.

5-Robert (Bob) Perry

5-Jerome W. Perry was born on 7 Sep 1934 and died on 27 Jul 1998 in Marion, Linn Co., Iowa at age 63.

5-Marie K. Perry was born on 15 Jan 1927. Marie married Maynard Marek. Maynard was born on 27 Dec 1923.

5-Flora T. Perry was born on 30 Apr 1939. Flora married Patrick McMullen.

4-Margaret Blong was born on 27 Jul 1901 in Ft. Atkinson and died in Feb 1983 in Dubuque at age 81. Margaret married Nicholas Henry Schmitt on 15 May 1923, son of Henry Schmitt and Maria Anna Kuennen. Nicholas was born on 29 Dec 1898 in St. Lucas and died on 23 Jan 1969 in West Union at age 70. They had two children. He registered for the draft on 12 Sep 1918 stating that he was employed on his father's farm. He signed as Nicholas Henry Schmitt.

5-Germaine Schmitt was born in 1925 in St. Lucas. Germaine married Nicholas "Nick" Winter on 8 May 1951, son of Peter M. Winter and Anna M. Kuehner. Nicholas was born on 19 Apr 1924. They had one daughter.

6-Donna M. Winter was born on 3 Jul 1956. Donna married Jeffrey A. Erickson on 1 May 1982. Jeffrey was born in 1959. They had one son.

7-Duane Erickson died as an infant.

5-Alma Marie Schmitt was born on 26 Feb 1928 in St. Lucas, died on 25 Mar 2001 in Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse at age 73, and was buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Calmar. Alma married James Edmund Schneberger on 22 Jun 1955 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, son of Hubert Alfred Schneberger and Albina Johanna Huinker. James was born on 24 Nov 1929 in Festina. They had one son.

6-Dean Robert Schneberger was born on 16 May 1956. Dean married Marie Therese Kuennen on 26 Jun 1978 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, daughter of Herman Joseph Kuennen and Clotiel Louise Frana. Marie was born on 19 Jan 1956. They had three children.

7-Jamie Dean Schneberger was born on 27 Feb 1979. Jamie married Masumi Fottral on 22 Dec 2007 in Cinnamon Bay, St. John's, U.S. Virgin Islands.

7-Candice Schneberger was born on 21 Mar 1982.

7-Russell James Schneberger was born on 24 Aug 1983.

4-William Blong was born on 23 Sep 1902 in St. Lucas and died in Aug 1985 in Fort Atkinson at age 82.

4-Cecelia Blong was born on 5 Jun 1904 in St. Lucas and died in Jul 1986 in West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa at age 82. Cecelia married Mathias Schmitt, son of Henry Schmitt and Maria Anna Kuennen. Mathias was born on 4 May 1904 in St. Lucas and died in Dec 1971 in West Union at age 67. They had five children.

5-Bernard H. Schmitt was born on 6 Oct 1927 in St. Lucas and died on 15 Feb 2002 in West Union at age 74. Bernard married Victoria Kuennen, daughter of Nicholas H. Kuennen and Frances A. Schaufenbuel. Victoria was born on 6 Feb 1929. They had 11 children.

Rev. Francis L. Schuh read the double ring service at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Luke's Catholic Church, St. Lucas, uniting in marriage Miss Victoria Kuennen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Kuennen, West Union, and Bernard Schmitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Schmitt, also of West Union.
Miss Evelyn Schmitt, sister of the groom, was maid of honor. Delbert, Kuennen, brother of the bride, was best man. Mr. Schmitt is engaged in farming and the couple will be at home on a farm in the West Union vicinity.

6-Gloria Schmitt was born on 6 Feb 1952. Gloria married Paul Wagner. Paul was born on 4 Aug 1948. They had three children.

7-Ryan Wagner was born on 28 Jul 1976. Ryan married Stephanie Martin. They had two children.

8-Marshall Wagner was born on 25 Aug 1996.

8-Anthony Paul Wagner was born on 12 Oct 1997.

7-Nick Wagner was born in 1980.

7-Anthony Wagner was born in 1987.

6-John Schmitt was born in 1953 and died in 1953.

6-Sally Schmitt was born on 23 May 1955. Sally married Michael Hensley in 1975. Michael was born on 15 Apr 1957. They had four children.

7-Lauren Lee Hensley was born on 28 May 1986.

7-Matthew Hensley was born on 25 Aug 1987.

7-Christopher Hensley was born on 27 Mar 1991.

7-Emily Ann Hensley was born on 22 Aug 1993.

6-Susan Frances Schmitt was born on 7 May 1956. Susan married Ronald Dean Kuennen, son of Alfred W. Kuennen and Norma Zephie Loesch. Ronald was born on 2 Sep 1950. They had three children.

7-Kimberly Kaye Kuennen was born on 17 Sep 1977.

7-Brady A. Kuennen was born on 5 Jan 1980. Brady married Wendy.

7-Kara Sue Kuennen was born on 13 Sep 1983.

6-Debra Schmitt was born on 4 Oct 1957. Debra married Konstantinos (Gus) Kapnisis. They had two children.

7-Pamela Kapnisis was born on 25 May 1993.

7-Victoria Kapnisis was born on 9 May 1995.

6-Kathleen Schmitt was born on 5 Aug 1959. Kathleen married Brian Dunt. Brian was born on 17 Sep 1960. They had two children.

7-Andrew Dunt was born on 14 Feb 1990.

7-Alexander Dunt was born on 20 Oct 1991.

6-Michael Schmitt was born on 22 Jul 1960. Michael married Janet Balk. Janet was born on 22 Oct 1962. They had three children.

7-Sarah Schmitt was born on 22 May 1987.

7-Adam Schmitt was born on 9 Jan 1990.

7-Benjamin Schmitt was born on 14 Jan 1993.

6-Mary Kay Schmitt was born on 22 Oct 1961. Mary married Kenneth Bouska. Kenneth was born on 18 Oct 1961. They had four children.

7-Jonathon Bouska was born in 1989 and died in 1989.

7-Jessica Bouska was born on 18 Jun 1990.

7-Zachary Bouska was born on 25 Jul 1993.

7-Gabrielle Rose Bouska was born on 15 Jun 1997.

6-Mark Schmitt was born on 31 May 1963. Mark married Karen Knutson. Karen was born on 18 Nov 1963. They had two children.

7-Nathan Mark Schmitt was born on 13 Mar 1991.

7-Spencer John Schmitt was born on 27 Nov 1993.

6-Marlene Schmitt was born on 22 Dec 1964. Marlene married Terry Bouska. Terry was born on 22 Nov 1962. They had three children.

7-Brandon Bouska was born on 1 Apr 1989.

7-Cody Bouska was born on 5 Nov 1991.

7-Allison Nicole Bouska was born on 2 Feb 1995.

6-Marvin Schmitt was born on 3 Jul 1966. Marvin married Traci Poshusta.

5-Evelyn Schmitt was born after 1930.

5-Delbert Robert Schmitt was born on 15 Apr 1934 in St. Lucas. Delbert married Shirley Ott on 23 Apr 1960, daughter of Baptist J. (John B.) Ott and Margaret Catherine Kuennen. Shirley was born on 26 Apr 1940. They had six children.

6-Karen T. Schmitt was born on 12 Mar 1961 in West Union. Karen married Donald C. Schroeder on 31 Jul 1987. Donald was born on 9 Apr 1964. They had three children.

7-Jordan D. Schroeder was born on 1 Nov 1989.

7-Nicole Schroeder was born on 7 Jan 1992.

7-Jared R. Schroeder

6-Tommie Schmitt was born on 4 Aug 1963 and died on 16 Oct 1964 at age 1.

6-Terri A. Schmitt was born on 29 Oct 1964. Terri married Robert R. (Bob) Gerleman on 8 Aug 1986, son of Eugene Edward (Gene) Gerleman and Joanne M. Kupka. Robert was born on 10 Dec 1964. They had two children.

7-Kayla Gerleman was born on 28 Nov 1989.

7-Kyle R. Gerleman was born on 11 Jan 1993.

6-Sherri Schmitt was born on 14 Dec 1967. Sherri married Craig L. Anfinson on 9 Nov 1991. Craig was born on 4 Jul 1968. They had two children.

7-Keaton T. Anfinson

7-Marissa Marie Anfinson

6-Barbara Jean Schmitt was born on 17 Jan 1970. Barbara married Clayton Mitchell Condit on 7 May 1994 in Cedar Falls. They had one daughter: Alexandria Blythe. They graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with Bachelor of Arts-degrees.

7-Alexandria Blythe Condit was born on 8 Nov 1999 in Minnesota.

6-Jean Ann Schmitt was born on 17 Jun 1970. Jean married Phil Sims.

5-Daniel Nick Schmitt was born on 20 Oct 1936. Daniel married Inez Mae Holthaus. Inez was born on 1 Feb 1940. They had three children. They moved to West Union in 1964.

6-Melissa J. Schmitt was born in 1970 in West Union.

6-Craig D. Schmitt was born on 12 Jul 1975 in West Union.

6-Lori Schmitt was born in West Union.

5-Frances Mary Schmitt was born on 20 Dec 1939. Frances married Frederick Joseph Hemesath, son of Herman Philip Hemesath and Helen Mary Tieskoetter. Frederick was born on 10 May 1938. They had five children.

6-Karla Kay Hemesath was born on 10 Jul 1965.

6-Thomas Matthew Hemesath was born on 16 Oct 1966. Thomas married Lisa Kay Carson. Lisa was born on 8 Nov 1966. They had three children.

7-Daniel Hemesath was born in 1989.

7-Matthew Hemesath was born in 1991.

7-Michael Hemesath was born in 1994.

6-Robert Joseph Hemesath was born on 29 Aug 1968.

6-Ronald James Hemesath was born on 12 May 1970. Ronald married Mary. Mary was born on 15 Nov 1972.

6-Mary Sue Hemesath was born on 15 Nov 1972.

4-Emily Blong was born on 16 Mar 1906 in St. Lucas, died on 11 Sep 1993 in St. Joseph's Hospital at age 87, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. Emily married Frank W. Best on 30 Jun 1936 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, son of Henry Best and Anna Lutke. Frank was born on 3 Apr 1907 in Jackson, Winneshiek Co., Iowa and died on 23 Oct 1993 in Calmar at age 86. They had five children.

5-Doris P. Best was born in 1937. Doris married Charles J. Frana. Charles was born in 1937.

5-Helen Ann Best was born in 1939. Helen married Edward Joseph Jirak. Edward was born in 1935.

5-Henry Best was born in 1942. He married Betty Jean. Betty was born in 1943. They had one son.

6-Richard F. Best was born in 1962.

5-Francis C. Best was born in 1943. Francis married Susan C. Kapler, daughter of Clarence J. Kapler and Eleanor Rose Zweibohmer. Susan was born in 1945. They had two children.

6-Bradley F. Best was born in 1978.

6-Carrie A. Best was born in 1981.

5-Mary Theresa Best was born in 1947. Mary married Victor L. Croatt. Victor was born in 1946. They had one son.

6-Robert Croatt died as an infant.

4-Anna Johanna Blong was born on 12 Dec 1907 in St. Lucas and died on 11 Nov 1999 in New Hampton at age 91. Anna married Joseph J. Schmitt on 9 Feb 1926 in St. Luke's, son of Clemens Schmitt and Anna Johanna Kuennen. Joseph was born on 27 Feb 1904 in St. Lucas and died on 15 Jun 1961 in St. Lucas at age 57. They had 11 children.

Funeral services for Anna Schmitt of New Hampton and St. Lucas were held November 15 at St. Lukes Catholic Church in St. Lucas. Interment was in St. Lukes Cemetery.
Anna, 91, died Thursday, November 11, 1999 at the New Hampton Care Center after an extended illness.
On February 9, 1926 she married Joseph J. Schmitt at St. Lukes Catholic Church. They and their family farmed, did carpentry work and contract building. Anna made her home for the last seven years at the New Hampton Care Center.
Memberships include St. Lukes Catholic Church, the Waucoma Catholic Daughters of America and a 45 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, fishing, working in the garden with her flowers, rock polishing and crafts.
Survivors include four daughters: Agnes Meyer of St. Lucas, Verna Massman of Lansing, Emily Heying of Postville, and Elaine Kleve of Cresco; six sons: Tony of Dickeyville, WI, Henry of Hawkeye, Rev. Carl Schmitt of St. Joseph Parish in New Hampton, Clem of Hawkeye, Floyd of Castalia, and Raymond of N. Las Vegas, NV; 56 grandchildren; 99 great-grandchildren; one sister: Loretta Blong of St. Lucas; and one brother: Alexian Brother Wendelin Blong of Chicago.
Anna was preceded in death by her husband Joseph on June 15, 1961; her daughter Marie on June 21, 1994; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and her parents.

5-Agnes Anna Schmitt was born on 3 Feb 1928. Agnes married Cletus Joseph Meyer on 4 Oct 1949, son of Theodore B. Meyer and Helena Balk. Cletus was born on 8 Apr 1924 in St. Lucas, died on 12 Nov 2006 in New Hampton Care Center at age 82, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. They had ten children.

6-Lee Theodore Meyer was born on 17 Feb 1951 in St. Lucas. Lee married Kathy Knudtson.

6-Marlene V. Meyer was born on 17 Dec 1953. Marlene married Westley Gleason. Westley was born on 22 Jul 1952. Marlene next married Wayne Bina.

6-Alice E. Meyer was born on 30 Sep 1955. Alice married Daniel Floyd Conlon, son of Floyd Conlon. Daniel was born on 25 Dec 1952. They had one son.

7-Eric T. Conlon was born on 8 Jul 1981.

6-Shirley A. Meyer was born in 1957. Shirley married Dean Anthony Shores. They had one daughter.

7-Lisa M. Shores was born in 1979.

6-Dorothy Meyer was born on 31 Mar 1959. Dorothy married Timothy J. Frost. Timothy was born on 10 Sep 1956.

6-Mary Lou Meyer was born on 2 May 1961. Mary married Richard H. Soules, son of Richard Soules and Roberta. They had three children.

7-Nicholas Lee Soules was born in 1982.

7-Kelly Lynn Soules was born in 1983.

7-Carmen Soules was born on 1 Nov 1985.

Mary next married Robert Kalb.

6-Helen Elaine Meyer was born on 15 Sep 1963 and died on 20 May 1990 in Decorah at age 26. She owned a restaurant in West Union.

6-Thomas Carl Meyer was born on 19 Aug 1965.

6-Norma Jean Meyer was born on 30 May 1967.

6-Robert Joseph Meyer was born on 27 May 1952. Robert married Wilma A. Winter. Wilma was born on 15 Sep 1959.

5-Anton Joseph Schmitt was born on 24 Jul 1929. Anton married Felecia Loeffelholz in 1956. They had two children.

6-Jeffrey Schmitt was born in 1966.

6-Jody Schmitt was born in 1968.

5-Henry Frank Schmitt was born on 30 Nov 1931. Henry married Imelda Agnes Schwickerath. Imelda was born on 9 Apr 1933. They had seven children. He, with his son, Steve, own the former home of the Leo Franzen family near Hawkeye.

6-Kenneth Schmitt

6-Theresa Schmitt

6-Roger A. Schmitt was born in 1959. Roger married Teresa I. Teresa was born in 1963.

6-Joyce Schmitt

6-Steven Michael Schmitt was born in 1963. Steven married Connie Lynn. Connie was born in 1965.

6-Mary Jane Schmitt

6-Diane A. Schmitt was born in 1974.

5-Verna Catherine Schmitt was born in 1933. Verna married Albin Massman. Albin was born in 1931. They had 14 children.

5-Msgr. Carl Lambert Schmitt was born on 11 Feb 1935. He was ordained in 1961.

5-Emily Ida Schmitt was born on 10 Oct 1937. Emily married Cleo Joseph Heying, son of Peter Heying and Agnes Bohr. Cleo was born on 11 Nov 1938. They had seven children.

6-Galen T. Heying was born in 1960.

6-Wesley J. Heying was born in 1962. Wesley married Julie Lynn. Julie was born in 1963. They had four children.

7-Brandi Jo Heying was born in 1982. She is the mother of Maccoy Clarence Pritchard.

7-Brook Ann Heying was born in 1985. Brook married Thomas Pierce.

6-Cheryl A. Heying was born in Sep 1963. Cheryl married Mr. Howard. Mr. was born in 1955. They had two children.

6-DeeAnne Heying married Robert Welper. They had three children.

7-Cory Welper

6-Scott Peter Heying was born in 1966. Scott married Kristen Koehn. They had two children.

7-Tyler Heying


6-Craig Lawrence Heying was born in Jun 1969.
Craig married Dana Paul. Dana was born in 1971. They had two children.

6-Julie Marie Heying was born in 1972. Julie married Joseph Edgar Price. Joseph was born in 1968.

5-Clem Paul Schmitt was born on 10 Oct 1939 in St. Lucas and died on 26 Mar 2007 in Hawkeye at age 67.
He attended St. Luke’s Catholic School in St. Lucas and spent his entire life in Fayette County. Clem struggled with a number of disabilities for most of his life. He was self-employed in handiwork and farm labor until he went on disability. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He never married.

5-Floyd Luke Schmitt was born on 11 Jul 1941. He is the father of: Angela, Gina, Jennifer, Julie, Kristin and Amanda. Floyd married Ann Marie Hertges, daughter of Leonard Hertges and Viola E. Welper. Ann was born on 5 Jul 1944 and died on 19 Mar 2004 in Ossian at age 59. They had seven children.

6-Jennie Schmitt married Mr. Baumgartner.

6-Julie Schmitt Julie married Andrew J. Plozel. Andrew was born in 1967.

6-Joseph Floyd Schmitt died as an infant.

6-Angela M. Schmitt was born in 1965. Angela married Donald E. Ellis. Donald was born in 1959.

6-Gina Louise Schmitt 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. Gina married Lenny Philip Imoehl on 28 Jul 1990, son of Nilus Philip Imoehl and Jeanette Katherine Holthaus. Lenny was born on 12 Sep 1964. They had three children. The marriage ended in divorce.

6-Kristie Rae Schmitt was born in 1971. Kristie married Dean A. Baumler. Dean was born on 14 Jul 1967 in West Union. They had one son.

7-Kristin Baumler was born in 1990.

October 24 - On 10-23-2005 at approx. 7:18 PM the Fayette County Sheriff's Office received a report of a vehicle accident in the Volga Lake Rec Area. Upon further investigation Gayle C. Bishop, 17, of West Union lost control of her 1991 Buick Park Avenue. The vehicle entered the ditch & hit a tree. Bishop was transported to Palmer Hospital as well as Katie J. Steinlage, age 15 & Kristin Baumler, age 15 all of West Union. Three other passengers in the vehicle were not injured. The accident remains under investigation.

6-Amanda M. Schmitt was born in Sep 1979. Floyd next married Deborah H. Brainard.

5-Marie Margaret Schmitt was born in 1943 and died on 21 Jun 1994 at age 51.

5-Elaine Agnes Schmitt was born on 9 Jan 1946. Elaine married Roger Leo Kleve, son of Hugo J. Kleve and Mary Elizabeth Wenthold. Roger was born on 14 Mar 1944. They had five children.

6-Allan Joseph Kleve was born on 13 Nov 1965.

6-Dennis M. Kleve was born on 19 Dec 1967.

6-Judy Kleve was born on 13 Nov 1969.

6-Janet Lynn Kleve was born on 15 May 1974.

6-John J. Kleve was born on 19 Mar 1978.

5-Raymond William Schmitt was born in 1947. Raymond married Nancy Kay Bartlett in 1969. Nancy was born in 1949. They had three children. They moved to Las Vegas.

4-Luke John Blong was born on 27 Dec 1909 in Fort Atkinson and died on 10 Jan 1965 in Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota at age 55. Luke married Agnes Ann Dietzenbach on 14 Jun 1932 in St. Lucas, daughter of Andrew Dietzenbach and Cecilia Marie Kipp. Agnes was born on 5 Jun 1913 in St. Lucas, died on 9 Apr 1994 in Barthell Eastern Star Home, Decorah at age 80, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. They had five children. They farmed east of St. Lucas along Bass Creek.

5-Merle Andrew Blong was born on 12 Dec 1933. Merle married Rose Marie Panoch on 22 Mar 1955 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, daughter of Joseph Panoch. Rose was born on 12 Feb 1935 and died on 22 Feb 1976 at age 41. They had four children.

6-Debra Ann Blong was born on 4 Sep 1956. Debra married Terrance Shea Burke on 18 Jul 1981. They had one son. The marriage ended in divorce.

7-Logan Drew Burke was born on 11 Sep 1986 in Winona.

6-Darcy Marie Blong was born on 9 Aug 1957. Darcy married Kim Arthur O'Laughlin on 4 Sep 1976, son of James John O'Laughlin and Dolores Donnadean Douglas. Kim was born on 27 Sep 1956 in Winona. They had three children.

7-Kristin Rose O'Laughlin was born on 27 Jan 1981 in Winona Co., Minnesota.

7-Corey James O'Laughlin was born on 4 Apr 1984 in Winona Co., Minnesota.

7-Kyle Anthony O'Laughlin was born on 4 Apr 1984 in Winona Co., Minnesota.

6-Dana Joseph Blong was born on 3 Mar 1962. Dana married Vickie Joy Lindstrom on 4 Aug 1985. They had two children.

7-Natasha Marie Blong was born on 2 Nov 1996 in Winona Co., Minnesota.

7-Tanner Luke Blong was born on 19 Oct 1998 in Winona Co., Minnesota.

6-Darla Blong was born on 22 Jun 1963. Darla married Michael Heimer on 7 Jul 1984. They had two children. The marriage ended in divorce.

7-Dustin Heimer was born on 23 Dec 1982.

7-Dillon Heimer was born on 15 Jul 1994.

Merle next married Cheryl Hayne on 19 Jan 1974. The marriage ended in divorce.

5-Phyllis Mary Blong was born on 2 Jul 1937. Phyllis married Richard A. Orthaus on 12 Apr 1968. Richard was born on 30 Jan 1936. They had five children.

6-Kimberly Renee Orthaus was born on 22 Jul 1959. Kimberly married Duane Richard Boos on 13 Sep 1980. Duane was born on 26 Mar 1955.

6-Todd Allen Orthaus was born on 27 Nov 1960 and died on 6 Dec 1988 at age 28.

6-Gina Marle Orthaus was born on 3 Jul 1962. Gina married Greg Kolas on 8 Jul 1962.

6-Faye Lynn Orthaus was born on 27 Aug 1964. Faye married Brent Elford on 22 Apr 1989.

6-Deejay Orthaus was born on 28 Feb 1970.

5-Clair Karl Blong was born on 23 Aug 1942. Clair married Elaine A. Roth on 2 Sep 1967. They had two children.

6-Jennifer Blong was born on 2 Jun 1969.

6-Andrew Karl Blong was born on 11 Nov 1970.

Clair next married Lisa Ellis on 18 Feb 1995. Lisa was born on 21 Feb 1960. They had one son.

6-Luke Blong was born on 21 Aug 1995.

5-Clyde John Blong (Twin) was born on 23 Aug 1942 and died on 28 Nov 1952 at age 10. He was killed when he tripped and fell, his gun discharging into his forehead.

5-Glenn F. Blong was born on 12 Mar 1947. Glenn married Jane Eskew on 4 Aug 1973. Jane was born on 25 Mar 1950. They had three children.

6-Matthew Harold Blong was born on 19 Dec 1979.

6-Emily Blong was born on 23 Jul 1982 and died on 24 Jul 1982.

6-Amanda Blong was born on 19 Dec 1983.

4-Wendelin Blong was born in 1912 in Ft. Atkinson and died on 6 Apr 2002 in the Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove at age 90. In 1938 he became Brother Wendelin.

4-George Blong was born on 3 Feb 1914 in Ft. Atkinson and died in Feb 1978 in Fort Atkinson at age 64.

4-Loretta P. Blong was born on 25 May 1916, died on 23 Oct 2000 in St. Lucas at age 84, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery.

4-Angeline Blong was born on 3 Apr 1919 in Iowa and died on 5 May 1999 in Cedar Falls, Iowa at age 80. Angeline married Andrew Paul Winter, son of Frank Joseph Winter and Anna Marie Ott. Andrew was born on 28 Jun 1912 in Minnesota and died on 13 Sep 1993 in Cedar Falls at age 81. They had ten children.

5-Robert Winter married Judith Kay Hall. Judith was born on 28 Jun 1944 in Waterloo and died on 28 Apr 2002 in Iowa City at age 57. They had one son.

5-Andrew L. Winter was born on 23 Mar 1947. Andrew married Darlene K.

5-William Winter

5-Dorothy Winter married Monroe E. Ehlert.

5-Gloria Kay Winter was born in 1955. Gloria married Kenneth Lee Kibbee. Kenneth was born in 1956.

5-Cynthia Winter married Mr. Heitman.

3-John Blong was born in May 1868 in St. Lucas, died in 1943. John married Anna Maria Busche on 11 Jul 1893 in St. Lucas, daughter of Johan (John) Busche and Anna Maria Langreck. Anna was born on 8 Mar 1869 in Washington, Iowa and died in Sep 1972 in Fort Atkinson at age 103 and was buried on 18 Sep 1972 in St. Luke's Cemetery. They had eight children.

4-Catherine (Katie) Blong was born in Jul 1896 in Festina and died in New Hampton Care Center.
In 1930 she was 33 years old, living with her parents on the farm. She never married.

4-Aloysius John Blong was born on 19 Apr 1898 in Festina and died in May 1984 in West Union at age 86. In 1918 he registered for the draft stating he was employed as a farmer by John Blong. In 1930 he was 31 years old, living with his parents on the farm. He never married.

4-Mary Blong was born on 8 Jun 1894 in St. Lucas and died on 15 Mar 1985 in St. Lucas at age 90. Mary married Peter Schmitt on 6 Feb 1918, son of Johan Theodore Schmitt and Margaret Freise. Peter was born on 19 Mar 1894 in Festina and died in Oct 1973 in St. Lucas at age 79. They had eight children.

5-Colette Anna Schmitt was born on 16 Mar 1919 in St. Lucas. Colette married Jacob A. Busta Jr., son of Jacob F. Busta and Barbara Ludwig. Jacob was born on 21 Jul 1907 in Fort Atkinson and died in Apr 1986 in Fort Atkinson at age 78. They had eight children.

6-Marjorie Busta was born on 8 Jul 1944 in Decorah. Marjorie married Larry McDonough. Larry was born on 13 Apr 1942 in Dubuque. They had one son.

7-Chris McDonough was born on 1 Oct 1967.

6-Dorothy Barbara Busta was born in Apr 1946. Dorothy married Neil Albert Bodensteiner on 18 Nov 1967, son of Albert Henry Bodensteiner and Sylvia Elizabeth Holthaus. Neil was born on 10 Sep 1945 in Decorah. They had four children.

7-Paula Marie Bodensteiner was born on 2 Sep 1968 in West Union. Paula married Michael W. Scherf. Michael was born in Jan 1971.

7-Lynn Renee Bodensteiner was born on 27 May 1971.

7-Karen Kay Bodensteiner was born on 27 Sep 1974.

7-Brian Carl Bodensteiner was born on 8 Feb 1978.

6-Ruth Busta was born on 22 Nov 1948.

6-Betty Jean Busta was born on 7 Apr 1950. Betty married Manjit Bajwa on 9 Mar 1974. Manjit was born on 11 Mar 1948 in India. They had two children.

7-Alyssa Bajwa was born on 5 Aug 1977.

7-Nicholas Bajwa was born on 7 Sep 1979.

6-Elaine Busta was born on 22 Dec 1951. Elaine married Wayne Mohline on 24 May 1980. Wayne was born on 12 Oct 1948.

6-Richard J. Busta was born on 25 Apr 1953. Richard married Sandra Lee Meyer on 29 Aug 1975. Sandra was born on 4 Dec 1956. They had three children.

7-Jennifer Busta was born on 19 Feb 1976.

7-Andrea R. Busta was born on 8 Sep 1977.

7-Ericka Ann Busta was born on 4 Jul 1983.

6-Diane M. Busta was born on 14 Nov 1956. Diane married Chris Linde. Chris was born on 20 Sep 1957.

6-Marilyn Busta was born on 12 Aug 1958. Marilyn married Richard Meyer on 26 May 1979. Richard was born on 19 Aug 1953 in West Union.

5-John Edward Schmitt was born on 9 Feb 1921 in St. Lucas and died on 24 Jun 1987 in Fort Atkinson at age 66. John married Rita Marie Kuhn on 26 Oct 1943 in Calmar, daughter of Albert Joseph Kuhn and Barbara Shindelar. Rita was born on 2 Oct 1923 in Calmar. They had nine children,

6-David Peter Schmitt was born on 4 Oct 1947. David married Margaret Ann Beckman on 1 Jun 1968, daughter of Henry Beckman and Hildegard Mary Timp. Margaret was born on 21 Dec 1947. They had two children.

7-Jeff Schmitt was born on 29 Oct 1969.

7-John Schmitt was born on 4 Jun 1973.

6-Mary Jane Schmitt was born on 24 Jul 1949. Mary married Kenneth Theodore Dietzenbach on 13 Jul 1974 in Decorah, son of Hugo A. Dietzenbach and Irene Catherine Meyer. Kenneth was born on 20 Mar 1949. They had four children.

7-Sheryl Dietzenbach was born on 8 Jun 1977.

7-Thomas Dietzenbach was born on 25 Aug 1981.

7-Michael Dietzenbach

7-Karen Dietzenbach was born on 26 Mar 1986.

6-Michael Anthony Schmitt was born on 10 Oct 1951 in Cresco. Michael married Diane Evelyn Praska on 3 Jun 1972. Diane was born on 3 Sep 1952. They had four children,

7-Scott Michael Schmitt was born on 24 Sep 1976. Scott married Emily Renee Balk, daughter of David Edward Balk and Maxine Rose Pavlovek. Emily was born on 8 May 1978. They had one daughter.

7-Gregory John Schmitt was born on 5 May 1979.

7-Kimberly Schmitt was born on 5 May 1983.

7-Kristi Schmitt was born on 19 May 1988.

6-Thomas Roman Schmitt was born on 29 Dec 1952. Thomas married Sandra Stevens on 7 Aug 1976. Sandra was born on 13 Nov 1951. They had two children.

7-Brian Schmitt was born on 10 Jul 1978.

7-Laura Schmitt was born on 30 Aug 1980.

6-Paul Gerard Schmitt was born on 2 Feb 1955. Paul married Betty Lensing on 12 Apr 1975. Betty was born on 1 Jul 1955. They had five children.

7-Amanda Schmitt was born on 4 Sep 1979.

7-Alissa Schmitt was born on 24 Jan 1983.

7-Sarah Schmitt was born on 18 Sep 1987.

7-Todd Schmitt was born on 14 Jan 1989.

7-Megan Schmitt was born on 26 Feb 1992.

6-Peter Jerome Schmitt was born on 6 Apr 1957. Peter married Sue Neuzil on 18 Sep 1982. Sue was born on 22 Jan 1962. They had three children.

7-Andrew Schmitt was born on 10 Jan 1987.

7-William Schmitt was born on 25 Apr 1989.

7-Benjamin Schmitt was born on 23 Apr 1992.

6-Carl John Schmitt was born on 31 Aug 1958. Carl married Terry A. Baumler on 31 Jul 1993, daughter of Raymond Baumler and Theresa Ann Franzen. Terry was born on 28 Aug 1966.

6-Ann Marie Schmitt was born on 27 Apr 1961. Ann married Gene L. Elsbernd on 17 May 1980, son of Andrew William Elsbernd and Alice Mary Brincks. Gene was born on 21 Jan 1959 in Fort Atkinson. They had five children.

7-Lucas John Elsbernd was born on 4 Jun 1981. Lucas married Greta Bluml on 15 Sep 2007 in St. Lawrence Church, Carroll.

7-Melinda Sue Elsbernd was born on 24 Apr 1983.

7-Lynette Marie Elsbernd was born on 26 Dec 1985.

7-Bethany Elsbernd was born on 12 Feb 1989.

7-Molly Elsbernd was born on 9 Jun 1992.

6-Jeanne Rita Schmitt was born on 26 Nov 1962. Jeanne married Larry Nuezil on 9 May 1992. Larry was born on 7 Jul 1957.

5-Roman Aloysius Schmitt was born on 17 Sep 1922 in St. Lucas. Roman married Therese Mary Kuhn on 7 May 1952, daughter of Albert Joseph Kuhn and Barbara Shindelar. Therese was born on 27 Sep 1929 in Calmar. They had 11 children.

6-Joan Marie Schmitt was born on 15 Mar 1959. Joan married Dale Beckman on 2 Aug 1980. Dale was born on 10 Sep 1981. They had three children.

7-Timothy Beckman was born on 10 Sep 1981.

7-Brian Beckman was born on 23 Jun 1985.

7-Sarah Beckman was born on 17 May 1988.

6-Catherine Therese Schmitt was born on 20 Dec 1960. Catherine married Chad Kuboushek. Chad was born on 10 Mar 1960. They had three children.

7-Brandon Kuboushek was born on 17 Aug 1985.

7-Justine Kuboushek was born on 24 Oct 1988.

7-Ryan Kuboushek was born on 11 Sep 1991.

6-Dorothy Ann Schmitt was born on 18 Jan 1962. Dorothy married Gene L. Elsbernd on 23 Oct 1982, son of Romuald A. Elsbernd and Dorothy M. Sabelka. Gene was born on 20 Aug 1957. They had four children.

7-Rachael Marie Elsbernd was born on 22 Jul 1982.

7-Jennifer Lynn Elsbernd was born on 17 Aug 1984.

7-Craig J. Elsbernd was born on 20 Oct 1986.

7-Darin Elsbernd was born on 10 Jul 1991.

6-Margaret Ann Schmitt was born on 6 Jan 1964. Margaret married Timothy F. Murray on 26 Jul 1986. Timothy was born on 29 Oct 1961 in New Hampton. They had two children.

7-Adam Murray was born on 20 Feb 1990.

7-Kyle Murray was born on 29 Oct 1991.

6-Marie Ann Schmitt was born on 21 Feb 1966 of Calmar. Marie married Gary Gerard Elsbernd on 10 Aug 1991, son of Roger Francis Elsbernd and Gladys M. Huinker. Gary was born on 13 Apr 1961. They had three children. He is the third generation on the Elsbernd farm. They raise hay, corn, soybeans and oats. They milk about 130 cows, mostly Holsteins.

7-Leah Elsbernd

7-Mitchell Roger Elsbernd was born on 28 Jan 1994 in Iowa.

7-Mason Elsbernd

6-Joseph Roman Schmitt was born on 5 Jul 1967. Joseph married Kathryn Mary. Kathryn was born on 29 Jan 1967.

6-James Roman Schmitt was born on 5 Jul 1969. James married Christie Brandenburg on 6 Jul 1992. Christie was born on 22 Aug 1967.

6-Christie L. Schmitt was born in 1966. Christie married Mr. Vsetecka.

6-James R. Schmitt was born in 1968. James married Miss Mashek.

6-Robert Joseph (Bob) Schmitt was born on 15 Nov 1970.

6-Gerald Peter Schmitt was born on 24 May 1953 in Fort Atkinson. Gerald married Kay Leona Imoehl on 12 Oct 1985, daughter of Laverne Anthony Imoehl and Leonilla Jeanette Kleve. Kay was born on 18 Apr 1959. They had four children.

7-Michelle Schmitt was born on 11 Aug 1986.

7-Christopher Schmitt was born on 3 Jul 1988.

7-Marcus Schmitt was born on 24 Oct 1991.

7-Phillip Michael Schmitt was born on 22 Apr 1994 in Decorah.

5-Leona Theresa Schmitt was born on 14 Sep 1924 in St. Lucas. Leona married Wilfred John Dietzenbach on 1 Sep 1948 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, son of Andrew Dietzenbach and Cecilia Marie Kipp. Wilfred was born on 5 Jun 1923 in Festina. They had five children.

6-Darryl Andrew Dietzenbach was born on 10 Sep 1949. Darryl married Diane Lynn Houser. Diane was born on 28 Aug 1949. They had three children.

7-Lori Lynn Dietzenbach was born on 30 Dec 1968. She is Diane's daughter, adopted by Darryl. Lori married Troy S. Lechtenberg on 21 Oct 1995. Troy was born on 1 Jul 1972.

7-Ryan Andrew Dietzenbach was born on 30 Nov 1976.

7-Tyler Dietzenbach was born on 19 Dec 1988.

6-Loren Peter Dietzenbach was born on 2 Nov 1950 in Decorah. Loren married Hazel Swenson on 27 Aug 1977. They had one daughter.

7-Amy Lynn Dietzenbach was born on 2 Mar 1979. Amy married Jeremy Roethler on 21 Sep 2002 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Loren next married Donna Pechota in 1980. Donna was born on 11 Feb 1951. They had one son.

7-Erin Dietzenbach was born on 2 Jun 1985.

6-Marvin Joseph Dietzenbach was born on 16 May 1955.

6-Gary John Dietzenbach was born on 19 Jun 1958. Gary married Lori Ann Wiltgen on 3 Sep 1983, daughter of Francis John Wiltgen and Rita Theresa Wenthold. Lori was born on 27 Jan 1960 in Fort Atkinson. They had three children.

7-Julie Ann Dietzenbach was born on 1 Dec 1985.

7-Kelly Marie Dietzenbach was born on 7 Oct 1989.

7-Lexi Michelle Dietzenbach was born on 9 Oct 1993.

6-Alan Wilfred Dietzenbach was born on 14 May 1962 and died on 29 May 1962.

Leona next married Wilfred John Dietzenbach. They had one son.

6-Marvin J. Dietzenbach Jr. was born on 1 May 1953.

5-Theola Catherine Schmitt was born on 18 Jul 1926 in St. Lucas and died on 10 Jan 2005 in Bethany Riverside Care Center, LaCrosse at age 78. Theola married James Schaefer on 1 Sep 1951 in St. Lucas. James was born on 17 Oct 1921 and died on 30 Jul 1986 in La Crosse at age 64. They had three children.

6-Thomas Schaefer

6-Michael J. Schaefer was born on 29 Feb 1960. Michael married Cindy K. Cindy was born on 21 Jan 1957. They had one son, James.

6-Linda M. Schaefer was born on 25 Mar 1961. Linda married Joseph T. McNamara. Joseph was born on 1 Apr 1958. They had three children.

5-Cordeula Schmitt was born on 22 Aug 1928 in Fort Atkinson. Cordeula married Joseph Doucet on 6 Jan 1951. Joseph was born on 11 Aug 1926. They had six children.

6-Kathleen Mary Doucet was born on 29 Dec 1951. Kathleen married Thomas Michael on 8 Sep 1973. Thomas was born on 22 Jan 1951. They had two children.

7-Ann Marie Michael was born on 7 Apr 1977.

7-Benjamin Michael was born on 15 Apr 1981.

6-Alan Joseph Doucet was born on 4 Dec 1952. Alan married Nancy Goodwin on 21 Mar 1981. Nancy was born on 25 Nov 1955. They had two children.

7-Christy Doucet was born on 26 Nov 1982.

7-Katie Doucet was born on 25 Dec 1989.

6-Robert Gerald Doucet was born on 6 Dec 1954. Robert married Bcky Bartner on 6 Aug 1977. Bcky was born on 8 Jul 1957. They had one son.

7-Paul Doucet was born on 27 Aug 1981.

6-James Peter Doucet was born on 18 Apr 1956.

6-Mary Beth Doucet was born on 12 Mar 1968. Mary married Bruce Knutson on 12 Sep 1981. Bruce was born on 10 Dec 1954. They had three children.

7-Kent Tyler Knutson was born on 10 Dec 1985.

7-Theresa Marie Knutson was born on 9 Dec 1987.

7-Leann Emily Knutson was born on 7 Dec 1989.

6-Jane Ann Doucet was born on 7 Jan 1962.

5-Rose Agnes Schmitt was born on 25 Jul 1930 in Fort Atkinson. Rose married Merlin Chris Rilling on 28 May 1952. Merlin was born on 6 Mar 1925. They had four children.

6-Kenneth Peter Rilling was born on 10 Nov 1953.

6-Eileen Mary Rilling was born on 7 Apr 1955. Eileen married Steven Hageman on 18 Oct 1980, son of Urban Hageman and Joan Rooney. Steven was born on 11 Oct 1954. They had three children.

7-Holly Hageman was born on 24 Dec 1981.

7-Crista Hageman was born on 23 Dec 1984.

7-Chad Hageman was born on 10 Jan 1986.

6-Kathleen Rose Rilling was born on 9 Oct 1958. Kathleen married Carlos Pavon on 4 Sep 1982. Carlos was born on 25 Nov 1959.

6-Eugene Christopher Rilling was born on 5 Dec 1962.

5-Alfred Hugo Schmitt was born on 12 Nov 1932 in Fort Atkinson and died on 27 Jan 2008 in New Hampton Care Center at age 75. Alfred married Madonna Ann Beckman on 17 Sep 1957, daughter of Henry Beckman and Hildegard Mary Timp. Madonna was born on 25 Oct 1933 in Ossian. They had five children.

6-Anita Marie Schmitt was born on 28 Nov 1958. Anita married Wilson Young on 6 Jun 1981. Wilson was born on 11 Apr 1957. They had two children.

7-Benjamin Young was born on 7 Sep 1985.

7-Ariel Young was born on 20 Feb 1985.

6-Carlo Jean Schmitt was born on 10 Feb 1961.

6-Phyllis Elaine Schmitt was born on 15 Jul 1963. Phyllis married James Katcher on 7 Jun 1985. James was born on 9 Feb 1961. They had one daughter.

7-Jaqueline Katcher was born on 20 May 1992.

6-Alan Joseph Schmitt was born on 16 Aug 1965.

6-Randal Paul Schmitt was born on 12 Nov 1971.

4-Henry William Blong was born on 11 Mar 1900 in Festina, died on 9 Jul 1987 in New Hampton Care Center at age 87, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. In 1918 he registered for the draft stating he was employed as a farmer on his father, John Blong's farm. He never married.

4-Agnes Blong was born in 1903 in Festina. Agnes married Christopher J. (Chris) Schmitt, son of Christopher (Chris) Schmitt and Anna M. Hackman. Christopher was born on 1 Aug 1900 and died in Aug 1979 in St. Lucas at age 79. They had seven children.

5-Theodore C. Schmitt was born on 12 May 1925 in Washington, Winneshiek Co., Iowa.

5-Linus Schmitt was born on 3 Nov 1926 in Washington, Winneshiek Co., Iowa and died in Aug 1982 at age 55. Linus married Veronica M. Winter, daughter of Ludwig (Louis) Winter and Barbara (Johanna) Balk. Veronica was born on 19 Feb 1926 and died on 2 Jul 1990 at age 64. They had three children.

6-Gary Christopher Schmitt was born on 23 Mar 1949 in Decorah, died on 4 Jan 2004 in Fort Atkinson at age 54, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. Gary married Linda Hubka on 26 May 1973 in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, daughter of Leonard Hubka. They had one daughter. He served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1971, serving in Vietnam from 1969-1970. After he returned home, he worked for his dad at Linie's Feed Store, Klimesh Motor Sales and then for Wiltgen Construction for 31 years. Gary was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and was an active member of the Calmar Volunteer Fire Department for many years.

6-Judith A. Schmitt was born on 16 Oct 1950. Judith married Roger R. Ott on 15 Aug 1971, son of Leo Herman Ott and Catherine Hageman. Roger was born on 17 Mar 1950 in Fort Atkinson. They had two children.

7-Keith Leo Ott was born on 6 Sep 1972.

7-Kevin Roger Ott was born on 16 Jul 1974. Kevin married Jennifer Ann Butler on 14 Oct 2006 in Our Lady of Providence Chapel, Warwick, Rhode Island.

6-Gladys E. Schmitt was born on 14 Jan 1963. Gladys married Marvin Joseph Huinker, son of Gerald Alois Huinker and Bernice Helen Hackman. Marvin was born on 4 Sep 1960. They had two children.

5-Richard Schmitt was born in 1932.

5-Earl H. Schmitt was born on 8 Feb 1934. Earl married Katie M. Katie was born in 1934. They had two children.

6-Jospeh R. Schmitt was born on 29 Jan 1967.

6-Kathryn M. Schmitt was born on 29 Jan 1967.

5-Rev. Donald W. Schmitt was born on 5 Sep 1936 in St. Lucas, died on 17 Mar 2007 at age 70, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. He was ordained on 17 Mar 1962 at St. Raphael Cathedral in Dubuque and celebrated his first mass at St. Lucas on 19 May 1962. He served several parishes and was a teacher/counselor at Aquin High School in Cascade. He became principal of LaSalle High School in Cedar Rapids in 1977. In 1989 he became pastor of St. Athanasius in Jesup and St. Francis, Barclay. In 2002 he became pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Monticello.

5-Gladys Schmitt was born in 1938. Gladys married Joseph Oppold. Joseph was born of Waterloo.

5-Sylvia Schmitt was born in 1939. Sylvia married George Barloon.

4-Hugo Blong was born in 1905 in Festina and died before 1930. He is not in the 1930 census so it is assumed he died before then.

4-Julia Blong was born on 17 Apr 1908 in Festina and died on 5 Dec 2003 in Mercy Medical Center, New Hampton at age 95. Julia married Joseph Schmitt on 22 Nov 1932 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, son of Johan Theodore Schmitt and Margaret Freise. Joseph was born on 27 Feb 1904 and died on 2 Mar 1986 in St. Lucas at age 82. They had two children. They farmed for many years, between Fort Atkinson and St. Lucas. In 1975, they moved to St. Lucas. Julia Schmitt moved to the New Hampton Care Center Aug. 25, 2003.

5-Edgar T. Schmitt was born on 5 May 1934. Edgar married Rita E. Sabelka on 23 Aug 1934. Rita was born on 28 Aug 1934. They had four children.

6-Kevin J. Schmitt was born on 21 Jul 1956 in Fort Atkinson.

6-Linda A. Schmitt was born on 4 Mar 1959. Linda married Steve E. Arneson on 13 Jul 1979, son of Earlen J. Arneson and Alberta L. Steve was born on 1 May 1953 in Decorah.

6-Lori J. Schmitt was born on 5 Mar 1960. Lori married John F. Murray on 4 Aug. John was born on 14 May 1958. They had two children.

7-Ryan J. Murray was born on 6 Oct 1981.

7-Patrick R. Murray was born on 17 Mar 1984.

6-Keith Schmitt was born on 28 Apr 1961. Keith married Marilyn Kieron.

5-Viola Schmitt was born on 10 Jan 1941. Viola married John Novak. John was born on 11 Jun 1939. They had three children.

6-Daniel Novak was born on 9 Oct 1960. Daniel married Helen Gebel on 19 May 1984. Helen was born on 25 Feb 1959. They had three children.

7-Randy Novak was born on 4 Aug 1984.

7-Heather Novak was born on 11 Jan 1988.

7-Kelly Novak was born on 9 Feb 1990.

6-Julie Novak was born on 13 Jan 1963. Julie married Brian Parkinson on 12 Oct 1991. Brian was born on 24 Jul 1964.

6-Mark Novak was born on 6 Sep 1964. Mark married Lisa Pagitt. Lisa was born on 28 Aug 1965. They had three children.

7-Brian Novak Twin was born on 20 May 1990.

7-Kyle Novak was born on 20 May 1990.

7-Tyler Novak was born on 23 May 1992.

4-Barbara Blong was born as an infant.

3-Joseph Blong was born on 16 Mar 1873 in St. Lucas, died on 7 Dec 1943 in St. Lucas at age 70, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. Joseph married Katherine Kuennen on 22 Feb 1898, daughter of Johan Bernard Kuennen and Catherine Meyer. Katherine was born on 12 May 1877 in St. Lucas, died on 13 Jul 1946 in La Crosse of cancer at age 69, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. They had eight children.

4-Louis B. (Ludwig) Blong was born on 20 May 1899 in St. Lucas and died in Apr 1967 in Lawler at age 67. His draft card shows he was employed by Joseph Blong on his farm in Waucoma. Louis married Elizabeth Rose Balk, daughter of Joseph W. Balk and Barbara Elizabeth Rausch. Elizabeth was born on 28 Apr 1900 in St. Lucas and died on 28 Feb 1983 in Lawler at age 82. They had seven children. In Oct of 1918 he registered as a resident of Waucoma.

5-Cyril Joseph Blong was born on 18 Mar 1925. Cyril married Margaret Mary Rice on 22 Oct 1966. Margaret was born on 14 Jul 1922 in Milwaukee.

5-Mary Agnes Blong was born on 1 Aug 1926. Mary married Leroy Alfred Gebel on 5 Sep 1950. Leroy was born on 5 Jul 1928. They had six children.

6-Pamela Mary Gebel was born on 5 Feb 1953. Pamela married Gary L. Gilbert on 1 Dec 1973. Gary was born in May 1952. They had two children.

6-Steven Gerard Gebel was born on 17 Aug 1954. Steven married Catherine Faye Burzette on 6 Jul 1974. They had three children. The marriage ended in divorce.

7-Nathan Ivan Gebel was born in Jan 1977.

7-Lori L. Gebel was born in Nov 1978.

7-Katie Marie Gebel was born in 1982.

6-James Cyril Gebel was born on 13 Aug 1956. James married Eileen M. Fickbohm. Eileen was born in Jun 1957. They had two children.

7-Stacy Ann Gebel was born in Aug 1978.

7-Jody Elizabeth Gebel was born in 1981.

6-Gerard Leroy Gebel was born on 14 Sep 1960.

6-Paulette Elizabeth Gebel was born on 7 Aug 1962.

6-Lawrence Joseph Gebel was born on 17 Feb 1965.

5-Arlene Margaret Blong was born on 28 Jul 1928 and died on 16 May 1934 at age 5.

5-Louis Herman Blong was born on 17 Oct 1930 and died on 31 Dec 1932 at age 2.

5-Edna Florence Blong was born on 13 Nov 1933. Edna married Ardwin Joseph Reicks, son of Victor Reicks and Mary Heying. Ardwin was born on 16 Dec 1929 in St. Lucas. They had five children.

6-Dale Gerard Reicks was born on 14 Jul 1956. Dale married Laura J. Dostal, daughter of Joseph Dostal and Eileen Shileny. Laura was born in Feb 1958. They had three children.

7-Melissa Lea Reicks was born on 25 Mar 1982 in New Hampton, died on 11 Aug 2003 at age 21, and was buried in Our Lady of Mount Carmel. She died at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis., as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Decorah. She attended St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minn., for one year before transferring to Iowa State University, where she was currently a senior.

7-Brady Reicks was born on 26 Mar 1985.

7-Kaylie Reicks

6-Daniel Joseph Reicks was born on 12 Mar 1958 in Lawler. Daniel married Janette Sue Joebgen. Janette was born on 4 Oct 1958. They had three children.

7-Fallon Elizabeth Reicks was born on 26 Aug 1990.

7-Ivan Reicks was born in 1992.

7-Dayton Reicks was born in 1994.

6-Dean Gerald Reicks was born on 24 Apr 1960 in Lawler. Dean married Sandra M. Halvorson. Sandra was born on 17 Jul 1963.

6-Darwin Louis Reicks was born on 31 Aug 1967. Darwin married Shelley Ann Fogelman. Shelley was born on 30 Oct 1968. They had three children.

7-Reid Louis Reicks was born on 26 Dec 1998.

7-Jade Thomas Reicks was born on 31 Oct 2000.

7-Seth Christopher Reicks was born on 6 Aug 2002.

6-Dana Ardwin Reicks was born on 9 Mar 1972.

5-Cletus Virgil Blong was born on 6 Dec 1936.

5-Patricia Anne Blong was born on 14 Jun 1940. Patricia married Norbert C. Ondrashek on 8 Jun 1959 in Lawler, son of Charles Ondrashek and Mary Pecinovsky. Norbert was born on 5 Dec 1936 and died on 17 Jun 2006 in New Hampton at age 69. They had four children.

6-Arlene Elizabeth Ondrashek was born on 16 Sep 1962. Arlene married Joseph Samuel Kuhn. Joseph was born in Feb 1961. They had two children.

6-Lorene Marie Ondrashek was born on 12 Sep 1964. Lorene married Jeffrey THomas Reeves. Jeffrey was born in Oct 1956. Lorene next married Steven F. Dockendorf. Steven was born in 1960. The marriage ended in divorce.

6-Judy Ann Ondrashek was born on 2 Jan 1966.

6-Steven Norbert Ondrashek was born on 15 Dec 1978 in New Hampton.

4-Helen Blong was born in 1900 in St. Lucas and died in 1971 at age 71.

4-Ottilia Ann Blong was born in 1903 and died in 1918 at age 15.

4-Frances M. Blong was born in 1905 and died in 1971 at age 66.

4-Emil Blong was born in 1909, died in 1909 in St. Lucas, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery.

4-Philip J. Blong was born on 26 Oct 1910 in St. Lucas and died on 21 Jun 1953 in Cresco at age 42. Philip married Florence Mary Wilhelm in Oct 1933, daughter of Joseph Anthony Wilhelm and Katherine Josephine (Kate) Wichman. Florence was born in 1914 in Iowa. They had four children. They lived in Waucoma.

5-Eugene Joseph Blong was born on 1 Jan 1937, died on 2 Jun 2006 in Cresco at age 69, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Cresco. Eugene married Rosemary Irene Bloeser on 7 Aug 1967, daughter of Lloyd G. Bloeser. Rosemary was born on 14 Jul 1945. They had four children.

They lived in the Cresco area on the farm they rented from his mother and then purchased the farm three miles north of that one, and farmed together with his wife until age 58. He was a salesman for Jacques Seed Corn Company becoming a county supervisor. He also used a roto tiller for farming and became known as the "Rotovater man". He worked for a period for the Co-op. Gene and Rosemary worked briefly at Wheel Inn and LeRoy Products. They moved into Cresco two years ago. He was a member of Notre Dame Parish, belonged to the Wildlife Club, and in his spare time enjoyed his family, dancing, playing pool and cards, and hunting pheasants and deer.

6-Regina Blong

6-Rinetta Blong married Ronald Flavel. They had one son.

7-Randal Flavel

6-Renee Marie Blong was born on 8 Nov 1970. Renee married Gregory Paul Romig. Gregory was born in 1967.

6-Raymond Eugene Blong was born on 15 Apr 1972.

5-Dennis Joseph Blong was born on 9 Apr 1943 in Cresco and died on 9 Apr 1943.

5-Donald Arthur Blong was born on 4 Jan 1946. He was employed by the Iowa State Highway Commission. In March of 1966, at the age of 20, he plead guilty to auto theft and was sentenced to 10 years in the men's reformatory at Anamosa and was given a bench parole. Donald married Judith Ann Sill on 5 Nov 1966 in Assumption Catholic Church, Cresco. Donald next married Martha Mallary on 31 Dec 1982 in Panama City, Franklin Co., Florida. Martha was born in 1945. They had two children. He was employed by the Iowa State Highway Commission. In 1966, at the age of 20, he was sentenced to 10 years in the men's reformatory at Anamosa and was given a bench parole for auto theft.

6-Mark Blong

6-Phillip L. Blong was born in 1993.

5-Nathan W. Blong was born in May 1954.

4-Edmund B. Blong was born in 1914 in Eden Twp.

4-Leonard Clement Blong was born on 4 Jul 1921, died on 20 Oct 1996 in Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union at age 75, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. Leonard married Marcella Ann Franzen on 22 Feb 1944 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, daughter of Michael Franzen and Clara Frances Schmitt. Marcella was born on 13 Jul 1924 in St. Lucas.

3-John Baptist Blong was born on 31 May 1874 in St. Lucas, died on 22 Apr 1927 in St. Lucas at age 52, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. John married Theresa Bodensteiner on 9 Jan 1900, daughter of Joseph Bodensteiner and Mary Gehling. Theresa was born on 8 Jan 1879 in St. Lucas, died on 10 Jun 1924 in St. Lucas at age 45, and was buried in St. Lucas Cemetery. They had nine children. He purchased a farm from O. B. Dodd and the deed was recorded in June of 1898. In 1918 he registered for the draft stating he owned his farm and was married.

4-Frank S. Blong was born on 29 Jan 1901 in St. Lucas and died in Dec 1979 in Waucoma at age 78. Frank married and had 1 child, Joseph Leonard

Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Blong came to spend a week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blong before moving to Dyersville where he will open a dental office April 15. Dr. Blong was recently released from the service.

Waterloo Daily Courier.....Sept. 26, 1957....Chicksaw County Coroner, Dr. Donald L. Tretz has ruled the death of Waucoma farm wife, Mrs. Frank Blong, 60, resulted from "self inflicted gun shot wounds". The woman's body was discovered near the farmhouse Wednesday morning by her husband. Funeral services at the Waucoma Catholic Church burial in St. Rose's Cemetery. She had been in ill health and had been hospitalized shortly before her death. Her name is not revealed and survivors were her husband and a sister.

5-Dr. Joseph Leonard Blong was born on 4 Mar 1916 in Eden, Fayette Co., Iowa. Joseph married Mary Irene Hartnell in Jun 1943 in Visitation Church, Stacyville. Mary was born on 12 May 1918. They had one son. Thomas J. She attended college of Saint Teresa, Winona and graduated from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. He graduated from Loras College and the University of Iowa. He was a dentist. They lived in Iowa City. Joseph next married Unknown. In 1945 he was in the service and they lived in Farragut, Idaho and then in Great Lakes, Illinois.

4-Paul Peter Blong was born on 25 Feb 1903 in St. Lucas and died in Oct 1985 in Waucoma at age 82. Paul married Margaret Clara Balk on 4 Mar 1935, daughter of Joseph W. Balk and Barbara Elizabeth Rausch. Margaret was born on 24 Dec 1902 in Eden, Fayette Co., Iowa and died on 6 Jul 1986 at age 83. They had six children.

5-Theresa Barbara Blong was born on 10 Jan 1936 in St. Lucas. Theresa married Paul Joseph Dietrich on 4 Apr 1956 in St. Mary's, Waucoma. Paul was born on 21 Jul 1932. They had eight children. They farmed near Charles City.

6-Betty Jane Dietrich was born on 8 Jan 1957 in Iowa.

6-Gerald Joseph Dietrich was born on 30 Jun 1958. Gerald married Linda. Linda was born in 1964.

6-Joan Marie Dietrich was born on 18 Sep 1959. Joan married Lawrence Dean Lee. Lawrence was born on 8 Jul 1946.

6-Diana Mary Dietrich was born on 6 Aug 1981. Diana married Steven M. Urban. Steven was born on 2 Apr 1963.

6-Michael Paul Dietrich was born on 1 Feb 1965.

6-David Albert Dietrich was born on 7 Nov 1969. David married Mary McCellan.

6-Mark Alan Dietrich was born on 14 Sep 1974.

6-Marie Theresa Dietrich was born on 3 Mar 1976. Marie married David P. Rankin. David was born in 1978.

5-Lawrence Joseph Blong was born on 7 Apr 1937.

5-Robert Paul Blong was born on 29 Jan 1939. Robert married Lillian Catherine Jirak on 27 Dec 1961. Lillian was born on 7 Jan 1944 and was christened on 16 Jan 1944. They had five children.

6-Donald Jo Blong was born in Oct 1962.

6-Debra Jean Blong was born on 3 Sep 1963.

6-Annette Marie Blong was born on 26 Jan 1965.

6-Susan Ann Blong was born on 6 May 1970.

6-Bobby Kevin Blong was born on 13 Jul 1972.

5-Albert Clem Blong was born on 9 Nov 1940 in Waucoma, died on 24 Feb 2007 in Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa at age 66, and was buried in St. Rose Catholic Cemetery, Waucoma. He lived with his parents and had farmed. After his parents' deaths he entered Prairie View County Home near West Union. Survivors include three brothers, Lawrence and Raymond, both of Waucoma, and Robert of Manchester; and two sisters, Theresa Dietrick of Charles City and Helen Franzen of St. Lucas.

5-Helen Margaret Blong was born on 5 Nov 1943. Helen married Bernard Thomas Franzen on 19 Oct 1963, son of Victor T. Franzen and Lillie Margaret Aud. Bernard was born on 1 Jan 1943 in West Union. They had six children.

6-Charles Bernard Franzen was born on 18 Jan 1965 in West Union. Charles married Lori Ann Koester.

6-Mary Ann Franzen was born on 10 Dec 1967 in West Union.

6-Kathleen Helen Franzen was born on 10 Dec 1967 in West Union. Kathleen married Mr. Butler. Kathleen next married Thippaphone Lalougiu. Thippaphone was born in Feb 1974.

6-Irene Margaret Franzen was born on 22 Jul 1969 in West Union. Irene married Daryl G. Bohr on 11 Jun 1988 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, son of Cyril Herman Bohr and Margaret E. Lensing. Daryl was born in 1967. Irene next married Melvin A. Brandenburg.

6-Rita Marie Franzen was born on 1 Jan 1971 in West Union.

6-Rebecca Jean Franzen was born on 25 Jul 1975 in West Union. Rebecca married Lonnie R. Oelmann. Lonnie was born in Jul 1965.

5-Raymond Gilbert Blong was born on 27 May 1949 in Waucoma. Raymond married Barbara A. Lampe. Barbara was born on 24 Apr 1956. They had no children.

4-Edith Blong was born in 1905 and died before 2000.

4-Ida C. Blong was born on 15 Sep 1904, died on 26 Mar 2003 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 98, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian. Ida married Henry W. Lansing, son of Herman J. Lansing and Anna Gaertner. Henry was born on 10 Aug 1896 and died in Nov 1969 in Ossian at age 73. They had five children.

5-Clarence J. Lansing was born on 17 Nov 1926 in Springfield, Winneshiek Co., Iowa. Clarence married Darlene Dorothy Elsbernd, daughter of Anton Elsbernd and Rosalia Timp. Darlene was born on 7 Jan 1932. They had one son.

6-Linus Henry Lansing was born on 13 Oct 1952 and died on 26 Feb 2001 in New Hampton at age 48.

5-Rita Theresa Lansing was born on 8 Jun 1928 in Springfield. Rita married Melvin John Baumler, son of Carl Andreas Baumler and Mathilda Elizabeth Scholbrock. Melvin was born on 24 Dec 1924 in West Union, died on 28 Apr 2004 in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester at age 79, and was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery. They had seven children.

6-Jean Ann Baumler was born in 1951.

6-Arlene Baumler was born on 1 May 1952. Arlene married Steven Smith. Steven was born on 1 Mar 1952 of Lacrosse.

6-Ruth Baumler was born on 18 Jan 1954. Ruth married Mr. McKinnon. Mr. was born in Clyde, CA.

6-Donald Carl Baumler was born on 22 Jan 1958. Donald married Madonna (Donna Lee) Hemesath, daughter of Alphonse John Hemesath and DeEtta Huinker. Madonna was born on 27 Feb 1960. They had one daughter.

7-Karla Jo Baumler was born on 14 Aug 1984 in West Union.

6-Mark John Baumler was born on 23 Feb 1960.

6-Diane C. Baumler was born in 1962. Diane married Midael K. Hakansson. Midael was born in 1969 in Palto Alto.

6-Kevin Joseph Baumler was born on 11 Dec 1965. Kevin married Angela Sue. Angela was born in 1967.

5-Virgilius Herman (Virgil) Lansing was born on 8 Feb 1931 in Ossian and died on 25 Oct 1999 in West Union at age 68. Virgilius married Rose Eleanore Elsbernd on 8 Jun 1954 in St. John's in Fort Atkinson, daughter of Anton Elsbernd and Rosalia Timp. Rose was born on 18 Dec 1929. They had eight children.

6-James Lansing

6-Denis H. Lansing was born on 28 Sep 1955.

6-Kathleen Ann Lansing was born on 16 Jan 1957. Kathleen married Wendell L. Meyers. Wendell was born on 19 Nov 1950. They had two children.

7-Brett A. Meyers was born on 14 Jul 1979.

7-Brian Lee Meyers was born on 19 Aug 1984.

6-Neil Anthony Lansing was born on 28 Sep 1958 in West Union. Neil married Julie Ann. Julie was born on 17 Aug 1961. They had two children.

7-Jennifer A. Lansing was born on 24 Feb 1981.

7-Jessica A. Lansing was born on 18 Jul 1982.

6-Elaine M. Lansing was born on 25 Feb 1960. Elaine married Linus A. Holthaus, son of Arthur John (Art) Holthaus and Gertrude H. Shindelar. Linus was born on 4 May 1951. They had three children.

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

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

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

6-Ann Lansing was born in 1960. Ann married Jay A. Dibble. They had two children.

6-Alan Leo Lansing was born in 1961. Alan married Wanda Marie Hageman, daughter of August Gerald Hageman Jr. and Joyce A. Miller. Wanda was born in 1962. They had one son.

7-Nathan Alan Lansing was born in 1984.

6-Brian Gregory Lansing was born on 27 Dec 1970.

5-Theresa Elizabeth Lansing was born on 15 Oct 1932. Theresa married Cyril Herman Baumler, son of Carl Andreas Baumler and Mathilda Elizabeth Scholbrock. Cyril was born on 1 Mar 1927 in St. Lucas, died on 10 Jun 2002 in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester at age 75, and was buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Calmar. They had five children.

6-David G. Baumler was born on 31 Dec 1957. David married Becky S. Darling. Becky was born on 16 Jul 1962. They had two children.

7-Jessica Marie Baumler was born in 1983.

7-Scott Alan Baumler was born on 30 Sep 1985.

6-Gary C. Baumler was born on 7 Aug 1959. Gary married Denise M. Hovden. Denise was born on 31 Aug 1960.

6-Janet Baumler was born on 15 Jan 1960. Janet married William Coffey.

6-Duane C. Baumler was born on 2 Nov 1962. Duane married Janice M. Sherburne. Janice was born on 29 Nov 1962.

6-JoAnn Mary Baumler was born from 1966 to 1970. JoAnn married Loren Leonard Kuennen on 19 Sep 1992, son of Clarence Victor Kuennen and Geneva Mathilda Huinker. Loren was born on 17 Jun 1967. They had two children.

7-Tanner Kuennen was born on 3 Oct 1996.

7-Alex Kuennen was born on 14 Sep 1998.

5-Richard H. Lansing was born on 13 Feb 1934. Richard married Madelyn A. Madelyn was born on 2 Feb 1946. They had three children.

6-Brenda J. Lansing was born on 10 Jan 1967.

6-Joyce C. Lansing was born on 10 May 1970.

6-Angela Marie Lansing was born on 1 Apr 1975.

4-Hilda Blong was born on 27 May 1906 in St. Lucas and died on 14 Oct 2000 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 94. Hilda married Alphfonse H. Lechtenberg on 17 Jun 1947 in St. Luke's, son of Clemens Henry Lechtenberg and Mathilda Schneberger. Alphfonse was born on 15 Sep 1904 in Festina. They had no children.

4-Elizabeth Blong was born on 26 Sep 1907 in St. Lucas and died on 18 Oct 1996 in Waucoma at age 89. Elizabeth married Albert Bruening in Feb 1942 in St. Aloysius Church, Calmar. The lived on the Bruening family farm.

4-Dorothy Philomena Blong was born on 28 Mar 1909 in St. Lucas, died on 25 Mar 1998 in New Hampton at age 88, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waucoma. Dorothy married Albert Scholbrock on 15 Oct 1940 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, son of Clemens Scholbrock and Anna Lechtenberg. Albert was born on 16 Jun 1910 in Festina, died on 5 Jan 2003 in Elma, Howard Co., Iowa at age 92, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waucoma. They had three children. He was employed at Star Bakery in Rochester and then was a farmer in the Waucoma area, retiring in 1974.

March 26, 1998 Waucoma Dorothy Scholbrock, 88, died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, in the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation. Services: St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial: church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Albert; a daughter, Darlene Kuennen of Waucoma; two sons, Gerald of Sparta, N.C., and Kenneth of Waucoma; and two sisters, Ida Lansing and Hilda Lechtenberg, both of Ossian.


5-Gerald Clem Scholbrock was born on 14 Jun 1936.

5-Darlene Scholbrock was born on 26 Oct 1943. Darlene married Francis Kuennen, son of Frank Conrad Kuennen and Elizabeth Meyer. Francis was born on 7 Apr 1939, died on 3 Jan 2005 in Waucoma at age 65, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery. They had nine children.

6-Michael Francis Kuennen was born on 11 Mar 1964. Michael married Elizabeth Ann Trampel. Elizabeth was born on 30 Nov 1961. They had four children.

7-Jeremiah Kuennen was born in 1988.

7-Emily Kuennen was born in 1990.

7-Joel Kuennen was born in 1992.

7-Caleb Kuennen was born in 1994.

6-John R. Kuennen was born on 15 Apr 1964. John married Jo Mc Gowan. Jo was born in 1967. They had one daughter: Ella Francis.

6-Ivan K. Kuennen was born on 3 Feb 1967. Ivan married Amy Poppen. Amy was born in 1965. They had two children.

6-Mark D. Kuennen was born on 24 Mar 1968.

6-Keith M. Kuennen was born on 6 Sep 1969. Keith married Christa Euritt. Christa was born in 1968. They had two children.

7-Female Kuennen was born in Apr 2003.

7-Regan Kuennen

6-Bruce G. Kuennen was born on 15 Nov 1970. Bruce married Anne M. Anne was born in 1970. They had two children.

7-Madeline Kuennen

7-Margot Gerri Kuennen

6-Scott H. Kuennen was born on 12 Jul 1972.

6-Julie Kuennen was born on 16 Feb 1978.

6-Lloyd J. Kuennen was born on 21 Sep 1978. Lloyd married Nicole Thuente on 16 Oct 2004 in St. John's Nepomucene Church, Fort Atkinson, daughter of John J. Thuente and Sharon K. Hackman. Nicole was born on 17 Apr 1980.

5-Kenneth Paul Scholbrock was born on 13 Feb 1949. Kenneth married Patricia Ann. Patricia was born in 1954.

4-Edwina Blong was born on 26 Aug 1911 in St. Lucas, died on 27 Sep 1995 in Health Care Manor, New Hampton at age 84, and was buried in St. Rose Catholic Cemetery, Waucoma. Edwina married Clemens Mihm on 17 Nov 1937, son of Franciscus (Frank) Mihm Sr. and Anna M. Bruening. Clemens was born on 24 Sep 1910 in St. Lucas and died on 13 Mar 1992 in Iowa at age 81. They had three children.

5-Mary Ann Mihm was born in 1939. Mary married Leo Michael Dietrich. Leo was born in 1931.

5-Edward T. Mihm was born in 1941.

5-Elizabeth (Betty) Mihm was born in 1944. Elizabeth married Robert J. Flick. Robert was born in 1939.

4-Julius Blong was born on 5 Sep 1914 in St. Lucas and died as an infant.

3-Frank Blong was born on 28 Jul 1877 in St. Lucas and died on 22 Jul 1948 in Waucoma at age 70. His draft card shows he owned his own farm and his wife was Regina Blong. Frank married Regina Meyer on 22 Oct 1901 in St. Lucas, daughter of Theodore H. Meyer and Elizabeth Budke. Regina was born on 31 Jul 1883 in St. Lucas, died in Dec 1968 in Waucoma at age 85, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had seven children. In Feb of 1914, Frank served on a jury in West Union. On the same jury were; Theo Meyer, his father-in-law, and G. H. Hackmann. Their farm was between St. Lucas and Waucoma. In 1943 they moved to Waucoma.

4-Leo G. Blong was born on 12 Mar 1903 in St. Lucas and died in May 1981 in Dubuque at age 78. Leo married Margaret C. Schmitt on 9 Jun 1925, daughter of John Schmitt and Betha Elizabeth Boeding. Margaret was born on 22 Jun 1903 in St. Lucas, died on 24 Aug 1999 in Dubuque at age 96, and was buried in Gateway to Heaven Crypt, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Dubuque. They had seven children. Margaret was employed at Loras College for 30 years.

5-Rev. Delbert Francis Blong was born on 15 Mar 1926 in Lawler and died on 26 Jul 1999 in Littleton, Arapahoe Co., Colorado at age 73. Father Blong graduated from St. Paul's High School, Epworth; St. Mary's Techny, Illinois; Loras College, Dubuque, with a degree in philosophy; and Conception Seminary, Conception, Mo., with his degree in theology. He received sabbatical studies in Nemi, Italy. He was ordained a priest on June 7, 1952, in Dubuque, Iowa, for the Diocese of Pueblo, Colo. He was assigned parish priest to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, LaJunta, Colo., 1952-1967; Sacred Heart Church, Alamosa, Colo., 1967-1976; Christ the King Church, Pueblo, Colo., 1977-1985; and St. Columba, Durango, Colo., 1985-1991. He retired to Littleton, Colo., in July 1991. A Boulder man who filed suit against Rev. Delbert Blong for infecting him with the HIV virus has settled out-of-court with the Pueblo Catholic Diocese for an undisclosed sum of money. Thomas Perea, 37, filed the suit in 1993, saying Blong transmitted the virus to him during their 22-year sexual relationship that began when Blong was his parish priest in Alamosa. Blong, 68, who admitted having sex with Perea, filed a counter-claim that says Perea transmitted the virus to him. "I am not denying it, although it was very wrong," the priest said. "I guess we all have to own up to what we have done wrong, and I've done wrong.... All these years I have lived with that weakness." Blong said Tuesday he first learned he had AIDS when he was hospitalized for salmonella poisoning and heart surgery in January, several months after his last sexual encounter with Perea. Blong said he never knowingly infected Perea. Source: The Chieftain, 12/16/94

5-Margaret R. Blong was born on 13 Sep 1927, died on 2 Jun 2001 in Dubuque at age 73, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West. Margaret married Michael E. Ronan. Michael was born on 7 Sep 1927. They had no children.

5-Mary Anita Blong was born in 1929. Mary married Joseph J. Erickson. Joseph was born in 1922. She may have married Elmer F. Bals.

5-Donald Joseph Blong Sr. was born on 23 Nov 1931 in Lawler and died in Mar 1982 in Dubuque at age 50. Donald married Shirley Ann Hittenmiller. Shirley was born in 1933. They had eight children.

6-Randall Lee Blong was born in Apr 1954 in St. Lucas.

6-David Michael Blong was born on 23 Jan 1957. He married Sherry A. Boyle on 23 Apr 1983 in Santa Clara Co., California. They had two children.

7-Jessica Leigh Blong was born on 24 Dec 1988 in Monterey Co., California.

7-Amy Francine Blong was born on 22 Nov 1991 in Monterey Co., California.

6-Douglas Steven Blong was born on 1 Jul 1960.

6-Donald Joseph Blong Jr. was born on 7 Oct 1962 in Dubuque. Donald married Janice M. Roerig. They have a son, Christopher.

5-Betty L. Blong was born on 22 Mar 1935. Betty married John William Arnzen Jr. John was born on 29 Mar 1931. They had one son.

6-Nicholas J. Arnzen was born on 8 Aug 1967.

5-Laura T. Blong was born in 1939. Laura married John C. Staudacher. John was born in 1939. They had three children.

6-Robert Lee Staudacher was born in 1963.

6-Lori Ann Staudacher was born in 1965.

6-Thomas J. Staudacher was born in 1971.

5-Lee D. Blong was born on 5 Apr 1941. Lee married Rebecca T. They had five children.

6-Jeffrey Lee Blong was born on 30 Jun 1965.

6-Daniel C. Blong was born in 1968.

6-Amy Leigh Blong was born in 1968.

6-Michael P. Blong was born on 23 Jul 1970.

6-Adam Jason Blong was born on 21 Jan 1981.

4-Dr. Theodore Edward Blong was born on 30 Mar 1907 in St. Lucas, died on 20 Apr 2000 in New Hope, Hennepin Co., Minnesota at age 93, and was buried in Eldridge, Scott Co., Iowa. He attended St. Thomas College, St. Paul, and was graduated from Spencerian College, Milwaukee, with a degree in business management, He was employed by the Walker Deluxe Co., Lake Mills. Theodore married Effie Kathryn Green in 1975 in Florida. Effie was born on 3 Dec 1917 and died on 9 May 2002 in Delray Beach, Palm Beach Co., Florida at age 84. They had one son.

5-Donald Blong

Theodore next married Doris. Doris was born on 14 Apr 1906, died in Jan 1973 in Pompano Beach, Broward Co., Florida at age 66, and was buried in Visitation Cemetery, Stacyville. They had three children.

5-Carol Ann Blong was born in 1938. Carol married James Louis Charbonneau. James was born in 1939 in Minneapolis. They had one son.

6-James Edward Charbonneau was born on 13 Dec 1965 in Minneapolis.

5-Theodore Edward Blong Jr. was born on 24 Sep 1938 in Stacyville. In 1962 he lived in Milwaukee. Theodore married Elizabeth J. Kuhn on 1 Feb 1964 in Sacred Heart Church, daughter of S. L. Kuhn. Elizabeth was born in 1942 in Osage. She graduated from St. Joseph's Mercy School of Nursing, Mason City. She attended Marycrest College, Davenport, and has been employed on the nursing staff, University Hospital, Minneapolis. She will begin her duties at Naeve Hospital, Albert Lea, next month. Mr. Blong attended St. Thomas .College, St. Paul, and was graduated from Spencerian College, Milwaukee, with a degree in business management. He was employed by the Walker Deluxe Co., Lake Mills.

5-Ruth Jean Blong was born in 1940. Ruth married Daniel James Haggerty in Dec 1963 in Visitation Church, Stacyville. Daniel was born in 1940 in Minneapolis. They had three children. She graduated from St. Catherine's College, St. Paul and was a teacher in St. Paul. He graduated from St. Leo's School, Chicago, and from St. Thomas College,' St. Paul, and was employed at the Prudential Insurance Co., Minneapolis.

6-Maureen Lynn Haggerty was born on 9 Oct 1964 in Ramsey Co., Minnesota.

6-Kathleen Marie Haggerty was born on 27 Jun 1966 in Minneapolis. Kathleen married Mr. Malone.

6-John Edward Haggerty was born on 20 Oct 1970 in Minneapolis.

4-Arnold J. Blong was born in 1914 in Eden, Fayette Co., Iowa and died in Jul 1964 in Iowa at age 50. Arnold married Clementine Kuennen on 13 Apr 1937 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, daughter of John Henry Kuennen and Theresa J. (Tracy) Martin. Clementine was born on 5 May 1908 in St. Lucas and died on 6 Jan 1994 in Lawler at age 85. They had four children.

They farmed east of Lawler. Clementine and Arnold had four sons: Robert and his wife Marilyn who live at Albert Lea, Minnesota, Ronald and Bernice Blong live in Ashville, North Carolina, Terry and Joanne Blong, Charles City, Iowa and Allen Blong at Fort Atkinson, Iowa.
When living on the farm, Clementine always loved her garden. After retiring and moving to town, she spent her time doing some traveling. She enjoyed her trip to Germany and put together a beautiful scrap book. In later years she did beautiful crochet work along with turning out numerous afghans. She was active in Senior Citizens and enjoyed playing Bridge.

5-Robert Frank Blong was born on 11 Jul 1938. Robert married Marilyn Johanna Nienhaus, daughter of Florian J. Nienhaus and Helen Martha Bodensteiner. Marilyn was born on 10 Apr 1938. They had three children. He was employed at the Bank of Waucoma.

6-Mark Robert Blong was born on 8 Oct 1962. Mark married Jodi A. Johndro in 2000 in Freeborn Co., Minnesota. Jodi was born on 1 Jan 1964 in Minnesota. They had a son.

7-Michael Robert Blong was born on 19 Jul 2001 in Minnesota.

6-John Allen Blong was born on 31 Oct 1963 in Minnesota. John married Michelle Kay Sevley in 1985. Michelle was born on 8 Feb 1965. They had three children.

7-Tyler John Blong was born on 28 May 1990 in Minnesota.

7-Jacob Thomas Blong was born on 17 Mar 1995 in Minnesota.

7-Kayla Michelle Blong was born on 14 Nov 2000 in Minnesota.

6-Thomas James Blong was born on 29 Jan 1965. Thomas married Karen M. Kokott. Karen was born on 20 Feb 1965. They had a son.

7-David Thomas Blong was born on 5 Aug 2000.

5-Ronald J. Blong was born on 12 Jul 1940. Ronald married Berniece K. Greiner in 1962 in Charles City. Berniece was born on 21 May 1942. They had three children. Their engagement was announced in Dec. of 1961. He was employed at the Oliver Corp., Charles City

6-Ricky Ronald Blong was born in 1962. Ricky married Marcia Hartner. They had two children. They lived in North Carolina.

7-Joshua Blong

7-Jeremy Blong

6-Annette M. Blong was born in 1963. Annette married Dave Owens. They had one son, John.

6-Stephanie L. Blong was born on 8 Feb 1968. Stephanie married James V. Devine. James was born on 7 Jan 1968. They had one son.

5-Terrance Joseph Blong was born on 27 Jan 1944. Terrance married Joanne K. Joanne was born on 9 Nov 1936. They had three children.

6-Michael Blong was born on 5 Jun 1959.

6-Julie A. Blong was born on 8 Feb 1962. Julie married Richard Beine. Richard was born on 31 Dec 1958. They had two children.

7-Jessica Ann Beine was born on 25 Aug 1981.

7-Rebecca Beine was born on 26 Jan 1985.

6-Timothy Joseph Blong was born on 19 Jun 1966. Timothy married Kaye Elizabeth Ott on 8 Jun 1996 in Iowa, daughter of Lawrence (Larry) Ott and Debra Kaye. Kaye was born on 3 Dec 1974. They had two children.

7-Tyler Joseph Blong was born on 10 Oct 1998.

7-Courtney Kaye Blong was born on 14 May 2001.

Terrance next married Ann Rimes on 8 Feb 1969 in sacred Heart Catholic Church, Savannah, Georgia, daughter of Andrew M. Rimes. He had been discharged from the Army and was employed in the construction business in Charles City where the newlyweds made their home.

5-Allen Ted Blong was born on 1 Mar 1947. Allen married Carla M. Schmidt on 21 Aug 1975 in St. Mary's Catholic Churhc, New Hampton, daughter of Carl Schmidt. Carla was born in 1953 in New Hampton. They had two children.

6-Andrea Margaret Blong was born on 1 Nov 1981.

6-Christopher Carl Blong was born in 1983.

Allen next married Susan Schmitt.

4-Dr. Joseph Leonard Blong was born on 4 Mar 1916 in Eden. Joseph married Mary Irene Hartnell in Jun 1943 in Visitation Church, Stacyville. Mary was born on 12 May 1918. They had one son. She attended college of Saint Teresa, Winona and graduated from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. He graduated from Loras College and the University of Iowa. He was a dentist. They lived in Iowa City.

5-Thomas J. Blong married Sheryl Trinka in Aug 1968. They attended the University of Northern Iowa.

Joseph next married Unknown. In 1945 he was in the service and they lived in Farragut, Idaho and then in Great Lakes, Illinois.

4-Edward T. Blong was born on 23 Mar 1919 in Eden, Fayette Co., Iowa, died in Jun 1979 in Schoitz Hospital, Waterloo at age 60, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. Edward married Erma Kathryn Perry on 24 Aug 1943 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, daughter of Victor Perry Sr. and Theresa Mihm. Erma was born on 30 Sep 1920 in St. Lucas, died on 27 May 2007 in Broomfield, Boulder Co., Colorado at age 86, and was buried in St. Lucas Cemetery. They had four children.

In 1954 they lived in St. Lucas. In 1963 he was injured when his car struck a concrete bridge near the Dewar Road intersection on Hy 281. He suffered a fractured pelvis, dislocated hip and lacerations. He was employed at John Deere Waterloo Tractor Works for 20 years, retiring in because of ill health. She died of Altzheimers.

5-Susan Blong was born on 11 Oct 1947 in Cresco. Susan married Lee Alcock.

5-Rebecca A. (Becky) Blong was born in 1949. Rebecca married Bernard Paul Fettkether on 19 Jun 1971 in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Waterloo. Bernard was born in 1950. They had one son. She was a dental assistant. He graduated from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

6-Joseph Paul Fettkether was born in 1975.

5-Theresa Blong was born in 1953. She attended Columbus High School in Waterloo in 1975 where she played in South Pacific. Theresa married John Rowe.

5-Cynthia Lee Blong was born in 1954 in St. Lucas. In 1973 she received her cap at the Marshalltown School of Nursing. She was employed at Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, Colorado. They settled in Denver. Cynthia married Robert Edward Lahn in Dec 1977 in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Waterloo. Robert was born in 1952. They had one son.

Sue Alcock of Freeport, Ill, her sister, was her matron of honor and Terri Blong, her sister was a bridesmaid. He was employed at Phelps Constructor's in Greeley.

6-Matthew E. Lahn was born in 1983.

4-Elizabeth Margaret (Betty) Blong was born in 1929 in St. Lucas. She graduated from St. Joseph's Mercy School of Nursing in Dubuque. She may have married a Mr. Trimble and lives in Arizona. Elizabeth married Gerald J. Scheckel on 1 Oct 1949 in Festina, son of Nicholas Scheckel. Gerald was born on 24 Jul 1923 and died in Feb 1970 in Paradise Valley, Maricopa Co., Arizona at age 46.

4-Matthew Edward Blong died young.

2-Katherine (Katie) Blong was born on 13 Mar 1837 in Hachy, Belgium, died on 12 Mar 1907 in Milwaukee at age 69, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery. Katherine married Theodore Ellenbecker on 21 Dec 1857 in Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin, son of Johann Ellenbecker and Margaretha Welter. Theodore was born on 23 Aug 1832 in Ober Colpach, Luxembourg, died on 10 Jan 1889 in Mequon at age 56, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery. They had four children. Witnesses at their marriage were Joseph Ellenbecker and John Bapt. Long. They appear in the 1870 census in Belgium. Katie lived at 794 Holton St. in Milwaukee but was buried in Mequon.

3-Margaret Ellenbecker was born on 27 Sep 1858 in Belgium, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin and died on 6 Dec 1948 at age 90. Margaret married Nicholas Wilson on 27 Jan 1880. Nicholas was born in 1857 in Wisconsin. They had six children.

4-John Wilson was born in 1880 in Mequon.

4-Charles Wilson was born in 1882 in Mequon.

4-Clara Wilson was born in 1885 in Mequon.

4-Leo Wilson was born in 1887 in Mequon.

4-Emilie Wilson was born in 1890 in Mequon.

4-Edwin Wilson was born on 3 Jul 1897 in Thiensville. His draft card shows he was employed as an electric motorman in Milwaukee. His nearest relative was Nicolas Wilson.

3-Nicholas C. Ellenbecker was born on 9 Sep 1861 in Belgium, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin, died on 6 Sep 1930 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at age 68, and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery. Nicholas married Elizabeth Raab. Elizabeth was born in 1862, died on 6 Dec 1943 in Milwaukee at age 81, and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery. They had three children.

4-Gerald Ellenbecker was born on 6 May 1894 in Milwaukee, died on 24 Aug 1978 in Milwaukee at age 84, and was buried in Holy Cross. He never married and was buried next to his parents.

4-Wilfred Ellenbecker was born in 1896 in Milwaukee, died on 8 Jul 1912 in Milwaukee at age 16, and was buried in Holy Cross.

4-Helena Ellenbecker was born in 1902 in Milwaukee.

3-Peter E. Ellenbecker was born on 20 Mar 1864 in Belgium, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin, died on 25 Nov 1931 in Milwaukee at age 67, and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery. Peter married Josephine Catherine Hames on 21 Jun 1894, daughter of Jacob Hames and Katherina Spenner. Josephine was born on 22 Apr 1870 in Trenton, Wisconsin, died on 4 Dec 1962 in Milwaukee at age 92, and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery. They had four children. They lived in Mequon in 1910. Josephine lived at 517 East North Ave. in Milwaukee.

4-Honora Catherine (Nora) Ellenbecker was born on 21 Jun 1895, died on 13 Feb 1993 in Cedarburg at age 97, and was buried in Holy Cross. She never married. She lived at W76 N677 Wauwatosa Rd. in Cedarburg.

4-Ursula Ellenbecker was born on 1 Dec 1896 and died on 8 Jul 1981 in Thiensville at age 84.
Ursula married Hugh McDonnell on 3 Oct 1933. Hugh was born on 19 Sep 1896 and died on 15 Jan 1975 in DePere, Brown Co., Wisconsin at age 78.

4-Lydia C. Ellenbecker was born on 2 Mar 1902 in Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin and died on 6 Sep 1984 in Huntington Beach, Orange Co., California at age 82. Lydia married Mathew F. Linden on 4 Nov 1926 in Thiensville. Mathew was born on 23 Jan 1899 in Thiensville and died on 30 Aug 1981 in Clute, Brazoria Co., Texas at age 82. They had four children.

5-Jerome M. Linden was born in 1928 in Thiensville.

5-Mathew F. Linden Jr. was born in 1929 in Thiensville. Mathew married Kathryn A. Krier. Kathryn was born in 1935.

5-Leland Linden was born on 14 Nov 1934 in Thiensville and died on 22 Jul 1984 in Concord, Contra Costa Co., California at age 49. Leland married Miss Wendorf on 14 Sep 1974 in Waukesha Co., Wisconsin. Miss was born in 1939.

5-Margery Linden was born on 27 Dec 1940 and died on 30 May 1981 at age 40. Margery married Mr. Harris.

4-Lucille Ellenbecker was born on 5 Mar 1909 in Mequon and died on 4 Sep 1977 at age 68.

3-Frank Ellenbecker was born on 8 May 1868 in Mequon, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin, died on 13 May 1928 in Mequon at age 60, and was buried on 16 May 1928 in Calvary Cemetery. Frank married Magdalena Berkes on 16 May 1893. Magdalena was born in 1870, died on 15 Jun 1928 at age 58, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery. They had four children. In 1920 they lived in Ward 13 in Milwaukee. Elizabeth Berks, her sister, lived with them. He was taken to the Emergency Hospital where he died.

4-Caroline Ellenbecker was born in 1894 in Milwaukee.

4-Erwin Ellenbecker was born on 28 Mar 1896 in Milwaukee and died in Mar 1983 in Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin at age 87.

4-Julia Ellenbecker was born in 1898 in Milwaukee.

4-Florence Ellenbecker was born in 1910 in Milwaukee.

2-Ambrose Blong was born on 10 May 1843 in Hachy, Belgium, died on 11 Dec 1912 in Roseburg, Douglas Co., Oregon at age 69, and was buried in Roseburg National Cemetery. Ambrose married Unknown on 21 Feb 1870 in Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin. Ambrose next married Catherine Pesch on 23 Feb 1871 in Holy Cross. He arrived in New York with his parents from La Harvre. He lived in Rosefield, Illinois in 1865 and enlisted as a Private on 27 Mar 1865 and served in Co. I, 58th Inf. Illinois. He was mustered out on 26 Mar 1866. In 1885 he was married and lived in Park, Colorado. He was employed as a servant. In 1891 he lived in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He applied for citizenship in Salem, Oregon. In 1900 he lived in Sublimity, Marion Co., Oregon. He was 59 years old and single. He lived with Anna Lacorix, age 40 and her daughter, Sislina, age 17. In 1910 he lived at the Soldiers Home in West Roseburg, Douglas Co., Oregon.

2-Joseph Blong Sr. was born on 17 Mar 1841 in Belgium, died on 6 Nov 1912 in St. Lucas at age 71, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery.

"One of the best known men of Auburn township, Fayette county, is Joseph BLONG, who was for some time engaged in farming in Winneshiek county, but is now a merchant and hotel-keeper at St. Lucas, in the interest of which place he has exerted a potent influence for years and is one of the leading citizens of this part of the country. He was born in Belgium, March 17, 1841, and his parents, John and Jennie (Lochroer) BLONG, were natives of the same place, the father born in 1805 and the mother in 1808. They grew to maturity, were educated and married in that country, and in 1855 the family came to the United States, when Joseph, the subject, was fourteen years old. They located at Port Washington, Wisconsin, where the father spent the rest of his life, dying in 1865, having been survived by his good wife many years, she dying at the same place in 1886. They were the parents of four sons and two daughters, of whom, John, the eldest, is married and living in Winneshiek county, Iowa, with his family of seven children and devotes his attention to farming; Katie is the widow of Theodore Ellenbecker, of Milwaukee county, Wisconsin; Joseph, of this review; Ambrose is now living in the Black Hills; John B., whose wife is deceased, lives in Charles City; Margaret, who is the widow of Nicholas Ellenbecker, is the youngest of the family and resides in Port Washington, Wisconsin.

Joseph Blong began life by working in the copper mines of Michigan when only a lad. Remaining there for a time, he then worked out as a farm laborer until about 1888, when, with the capital he had saved through those long years of hard work, he came to St. Lucas, Fayette county, and opened a general store, which he has continued to operate in a very successful manner, having enjoyed from the first a very liberal patronage with the surrounding country, for at all seasons he has kept a very carefully selected stock of dry-goods, groceries, provisions, crockery, notions, boots and shoes, etc. In connection with his store he maintains a hotel, which is well patronized by the traveling public and has a reputation for general convenience and where all guests receive the best consideration and courteous treatment.

Mr. Blong was married, in 1867, to Christiana Hovertha, at Belgium, Wisconsin. She was born in France, in 1842, in which country she grew to maturity and was educated, coming to America with her parents, in 1865, locating in Wisconsin, where she lived until her marriage. This union has resulted in the birth of ten children, seven of whom are yet living; Nicholas, the eldest, died in infancy; Mathias, who was born in Wisconsin in 1870, is now in Waucoma, Iowa; Katie, born in 1872, died when fourteen years old; Margaret, Lizzie, Burdice (died February 22, 1808), Theodore, Barbara and Gertrude (who died in May, 1907.) These children have been carefully educated in the local schools, and have also been taught German at their church. The many friends of this honored family attest to their industry and integrity, and Mr. Blong is recognized as one of the countys substantial and influential citizens."

JOSEPH BLONG, dealer in general merchandise, of St. Lucas; was born in Belgium, on the 17th of March, 1841, and his parents, John and Jennie (Lochrohr) Blong, were natives of the same place; the father born in 1805, and the mother in 1808; The family came to America in 1855 when our subject was a lad of fourteen years, locating in Port Washington, Wis., where the father died in 1865. His wife, who long survived him, died at the same place in 1886. In their family were four sons and two daughters, of whom the eldest, John, is married and living in Winnesheik County, Iowa, with his family of seven children and devotes himself to farming; Katie is the widow of Theo. Ellenbecker, of Milwaukee County, Wis.; Joseph is the next younger: Ambrose is now living in the Black Hills; John B., who is a widower, spends the greater part of his time in traveling, having no permanent home; Margaret is the wife of Nicholas Ellenbecker, deceased. She is the youngest in the family and resides in Port Washington, Wis.

As before stated Joseph Blong was a lad of fourteen summers when he accompanied his parents on a long voyage across the Atlantic and became a citizen of the United States. He worked in the copper mines of Michigan for a time and afterward followed the business of a farm laborer until about twelve years ago when, having through thrift and industry, acquired some capital, he located in St. Lucas, Iowa, and opened a general store which he now operates. He keeps in stock a general line of dry-goods, groceries, provisions, crockery, notions, boots and shoes, etc. He has a good location and is receiving a liberal share of the public patronage, having built up an excellent trade.

Mr. Blong was married in 1867, when he formed a matrimonial alliance with Christiana Hovertha, the wedding being celebrated at Belgium, Wis. The lady was born in France in 1842, and came to America with her parents in 1865, locating in Wisconsin, where she lived until her marriage. By this union have been born nine children, seven of whom are yet living - Nicholas, the eldest, died in infancy; Mathias, who was born in Wisconsin in 1870, is now employed in a flouring mill in Auburn, Iowa; Katie, born in 1872 died at the age of fourteen years; Margaret, Lizzie, Burdice, Theodore, Barbara and Gertrude are all at home and attending school. The children enjoy superior educational advantages, having the benefit of the public school where they are drilled in the English branches and of the church school, where they are taught the German language together with other matters essential to their religious education. The family is well and favorably known throughout the community and Mr. Blong is recognized as one of the leading business men of St. Lucas.

[Past and Present of Fayette County, Iowa
Ind.: B. F. Bowen, 1910
.]

Joseph married Christina (Justina) Hovertha on 24 Jul 1867 in St. Mary's, Belgium, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin. Christina was born in 1838 in France, died in St. Lucas, and was buried in St. Lucas Cemetery. They had eight children.

3-Nicholas Blong was born in 1868 in Belgium, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin and died as an infant. Died as an infant.

3-Matthew H. Blong was born on 19 Dec 1870 in Belgium, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin, died in 1947 in St. Joseph's Hospital, New Hampton at age 77, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waucoma. He attended air. corps technical.school at Keesler Field, Miss. Matthew married Frances Schmitt on 2 May 1899 in St. Lucas, daughter of Jacob Schmitt and Elizabeth Lehrmann. Frances was born on 18 May 1872 in St. Lucas, died on 19 Jan 1914 in Waucoma of Pellegra at age 41, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. They had no children. In 1910 they lived in Eden Twp. They had a hardware store in Waucoma. Matthew next married Carrie M. Lange on 23 Apr 1915 in Waucoma. Carrie was born on 9 Jan 1892 in Iowa, died in Aug 1986 in Waucoma at age 94, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waucoma. They had one son. He was employed in a flour mill in Auburn. In 1905 he purchased a property in Waucoma from D. P. Moody for $1,100. In Feb. of 1912, he purchased P. J. Kolbert's half interest in the firm of Blong & Kolbert. They owned an extensive hardware and furniture business in Waucoma. She was President of the Catholic Daughters of America and Mrs. John Balk was Secretary-treasurer.

4-Matthew Joseph Blong Jr. was born on 27 Jul 1922 in Eden Twp., Fayette Co., Iowa, died on 1 Dec 2005 in San Diego at age 83, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waucoma. He enlisted on 14 Jan 1943 at Camp Dodge. He had completed four years of high school and was single, without dependents. He graduated 'as a bombardier navigator Friday at Childress, Texas. He was a Second Lt. Matthew married Sophie Theresa Heiz on 30 Jul 1946. Sophie was born on 12 Sep 1923. They had six children.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1943 to 1946. He completed a course at the flight engineers' school at Lowry Field, Denver and was a flight engineer instructor at Chatham Field, Savannah. He was a 60-year member of the American Legion. He worked for 35 years for the U.S. Postal Service and was also in the hardware business. She graduated from Clark College, Dubuque, and taught home economics.

5-Jane Blong was born from 1946 to 1950. She graduated from Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin. Jane married Mitchell Urban.

5-Joan Marie Blong was born in 1948. Joan married Daniel William Meyer. Daniel was born in 1945.

5-Sara L. Blong was born on 26 Jul 1951. Sara married Lawrence D. Morris. Lawrence was born on 10 Dec 1949.

5-Mary Susan Blong was born in 1953. Mary married Gary Michael Babb on 21 Jan 1977 in Dallas. Gary was born on 5 Feb 1951. She was a dental assistant and he was assistant dean of men at the Christ for the Nation Institute in Dallas.

5-Carolyn Blong was born on 21 Feb 1954. Carolyn married Denis Lester Schmitt. Denis was born on 19 Jul 1954. They had two children.

6-Amy Elizabeth Schmitt was born on 27 May 1982.

6-Benjamin L. Schmitt was born on 10 Jul 1980.

5-Pat Blong was born on 9 Apr 1959. Pat married Phillip C. Blahut. Phillip was born on 8 May 1953.

3-Katie Blong was born in 1872 in Belgium, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin and died in 1886 in Iowa at age 14.

3-Margaret H. Blong was born in Oct 1872 in Iowa. Margaret married Peter Klemmer, son of Michael Klemmer and Magdalen Berscheid. Peter was born in Jan 1866 in Luxembourg. They had nine children.

On 20 Aug 1913, the Oelwein Register reported that Peter Klemmer purchased property from Justina Blong (his mother-in-law) for $2,200.They appear in the 1925 census in St. Lucas.

4-Joseph E. Klemmer was born on 17 Mar 1894 in St. Lucas and died on 30 Jun 1981 in Riverside Co., California at age 87. Joseph married Gertrude M. Wueler, daughter of Bernhart Wueler and Mary Pepping. Gertrude was born in 1891 in Minnesota. They had two children. He registered for the draft stating he was born in St. Lucas. He was married and was employed as a carpenter. In 1925 they lived in Temploton.

5-Eveline Klemmer was born in 1919 in Templeton.

5-Dorothy Klemmer was born in 1921 in Templeton, Carroll Co., Iowa. Joseph next married Gertrude Frieler. Gertrude was born in 1886 in New Munich. They had one daughter.

5-Evelyn Klemmer

Joseph next married Erma Linda Frieler. Erma was born in 1908 in New Munich. They had three children.

5-Louis Frieler Klemmer was born in 1927.

5-Lucille Klemmer was born in 1929.

5-Eugene Klemmer

Joseph next married Clara Passendale. Clara was born on 28 Apr 1894 and died on 28 Jul 1978 in Deaset Hot Springs, Riverside Co., California at age 84.

4-Justina Cecelia Klemmer was born on 10 Aug 1896 and died on 10 Oct 1994 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 98. Justina married John Clarence Zweibohmer, son of Fredrick W. Zweibohmer and Anna Catherine Hageman. John was born on 8 May 1896 in Ossian and died in not in SS index. They had seven children.

5-Arthur F. (Art) Zweibohmer was born in 1922 in Fort Atkinson and died in Oct 1983 in Ossian at age 61. Arthur married Patricia Mae Lewis in Nov 1947. Patricia was born on 4 Mar 1928. They had five children.

6-Michael Raymond Zweibohmer was born on 15 Mar 1949. He entered the service in March 1970 and was a Sp. 4. He was wounded in Vietnam and flown to Japan for treatment.

Michael married Sharon K. Hovey. Sharon was born in 1948. They had one daughter.

7-Shelley Ann Zweibohmer was born in 1977. Shelley married Matthew David Bigler on 20 May 2006 in St. Benedict's. Matthew was born in 1967.

6-Mark Zweibohmer was born on 2 Jan 1953. Mark married Gail M.

6-Carol Ann Zweibohmer was born on 11 Aug 1955. Carol married LaVerne B. Meyer. LaVerne was born on 22 Mar 1956. They have a son, Jason Lee.

6-Gerald John Zweibohmer was born on 28 Jun 1962 in Iowa, died on 12 Apr 2000 in Methodist Hospital, Rochester at age 37, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. Gerald married Jude. Jude was born on 6 Jan 1952. They had one daughter: Amanda.

6-Kathy J. Zweibohmer was born on 6 Apr 1977. Kathy married Kelly Barnhardt.

5-Marcelite Zweibohmer was born on 3 Jun 1923 and died on 16 Feb 2001 in Waverly at age 77. Marcelite married Claus Hinders. Claus was born on 21 Dec 1917 and died on 20 Sep 1988 in Allison, Butler Co., Iowa at age 70.

5-Corrine Zweibohmer was born on 27 Mar 1926. Corrine married * Ralph T. Lensing.

5-Norbert J. Zweibohmer was born on 14 Feb 1929 in Ossian, died on 12 Mar 2008 in Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah at age 79, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at Fort Snelling on 18 Jul 1946. He had completed one year of high school and was single, without dependents. Norbert married Francis Kerr Bentz in Dec 1951 in New Hampton. Francis died on 22 Sep 1994. He served in the U.S. Army in Tokyo. He was an over-the-road trucker for 35 years; having worked 30 years for Warren Transport of Waterloo.

5-Marie Zweibohmer was born on 22 Feb 1932. Marie married Curtis Duane Monroe on 8 May 1950 in St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian. Curtis was born on 12 Nov 1925 in Castalia, died on 12 Jul 2006 in Winneshiek County Hospital at age 80, and was buried in St. Francis Cemetery, Ossian. They had one daughter.

6-Karen Ann Monroe was born in 1950. Karen married David Joseph Macal. David was born in 1948. They had six children.

7-Jennifer M. Macal was born in 1974.

7-Lawrence Edward Macal was born in 1978. Lawrence married Sharon.

7-Dale Macal married Marcia.

7-Denis K. Macal married Tina.

7-Keith Macal married Quettie.

7-Ron Macal

5-Leonard Albert Zweibohmer was born on 11 Feb 1934 in Ossian, died on 29 Jan 2008 in Ossian of cancer at age 73, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. Leonard married Eunice M. Lansing on 21 Aug 1956 in St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian, daughter of Joseph L. Lansing and Mathilda J. Nienhaus. Eunice was born on 21 Aug 1936. They had four children. Following his education, he worked at Lensing Service Station in Festina and on Sept. 3, 1952, he entered the U.S. Army at Ft. Des Moines. He served during the Korean Conflict attaining the rank of Corporal. Leonard was discharged July 2, 1954 and spent six more years in the Reserves.

6-Kim J. Zweibohmer was born on 11 May 1957.

6-Randall Lee Zweibohmer was born on 23 Jul 1958 in Decorah, died on 15 Jan 2005 in Longwood, Florida at age 46, and was buried in Ossian. Randall married Deann Hanson, daughter of Herb Hanson. They had no children.

6-Shawn Paul Zweibohmer was born on 31 May 1968. Shawn married Kimberly Ann.

6-Amy Lynn Zweibohmer was born in 1969. Amy married Kurt J. Klimesh, son of Glen Klimesh and Alice Kriener. Kurt was born on 19 Nov 1967. They had three children.

7-Joel Klimesh was born on 20 Sep 1994 and died on 20 Sep 1994.

7-Austin Klimesh was born on 20 Sep 1994.

7-Levi Leonard Klimesh was born on 30 Oct 1994.

Amy next married Brad Moudry on 7 Jul 2007 in Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

5-Mary F. Zweibohmer married Mr. Burleson.

4-Mathias Hugo Klemmer was born on 2 Feb 1899 in St. Lucas and died on 29 Sep 1984 in Woodacre, Marin Co., California at age 85. He registered for the draft stating he was born in St. Lucas. He was employed as a farmer by Nick Kuennen in St. Lucas. His nearest relative was his father, Peter Klemmer. In 1920 he lived with his brother Joseph and his family in Sigourney. He also appears in the 1920 census with his parents in Saint Lucas.

4-Magdalena (Lena) Klemmer was born on 31 Aug 1901, died in Mar 1992 in Mercy Hospital in Oelwein at age 90, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. Magdalena married Peter Stammeyer, son of Carl Stammeyer and Margaret (Maggie) Balk. Peter was born on 7 Sep 1898 in St. Lucas and died in Jun 1970 in Waucoma at age 71. They had ten children. In 1930, Peter and his wife, Lena, lived with his parents in Saint Lucas.

5-Irene Stammeyer married Riffle.

5-Leander Charles Stammeyer was born on 30 Mar 1921. Leander married Marian Schaufenbuel, daughter of Joseph Schaufenbuel and Anna M. Langreck. Marian was born on 22 May 1920. They had eight children.

6-Francis Joseph Stammeyer was born on 5 Mar 1952.

6-John E. Stammeyer was born on 10 Jun 1961.

6-Jeffrey Stammeyer was born on 17 Oct 1971.

6-Daniel Stammeyer married Carol Malmquist.

6-Mary Leah Stammeyer married Michael Johns.

6-Terrance Stammeyer

6-Kevin Stammeyer married Jean Ames.

6-Mark Stammeyer was born in 1958 and died as an infant.

5-Marie Stammeyer was born on 8 May 1923. Marie married William Joseph Schaufenbuel Sr. on 13 Sep 1943 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, son of Joseph Schaufenbuel and Anna M. Langreck. William was born on 21 May 1918 in St. Lucas, died on 11 Jan 1999 in St. Lucas at age 80, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. They had 15 children. He served as a SGT in the U.S. Army during WWII. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Sept. 1993.

6-Alice J. Schaufenbuel was born in 1954. She was previously married to unknown Adams. Alice married Michael Bernard Hackman on 13 Oct 1990, son of Norbert Charles Hackman and Elnore Rose Schaufenbuel. Michael was born on 24 Jun 1960 in West Union. They had three children. Alice and Carrie are her children from a previous marriage.

7-Alice Adams was born on 8 Feb 1975.

7-Carrie Adams was born on 15 Apr 1978.

7-Jordan Hackman was born on 16 Jan 1991.

6-Keith Schaufenbuel

6-William Joseph Schaufenbuel Jr. was born on 30 Oct 1944. William married Janice Marie Vrba on 29 Apr 1967 in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, daughter of Edwin Vrba and Mayme Busta. Janice was born on 5 Dec 1943 in Cresco, died on 20 Apr 2004 in Tripoli of pancreatic cancer at age 60, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. They had three children. She was employed as an insurance secretary in Decorah. After her marriage the lived on a farm in rural Tripoli.

7-Renee M. Schaufenbuel was born in Feb 1968. Renee married Christopher J. Thomas. Christopher was born in 1966. They had two children.

7-John Joseph Schaufenbuel was born on 4 Mar 1970. John married Missy. They had two children.

7-Brian David Schaufenbuel was born on 14 Nov 1973. Brian married Alisa. They had one daughter: McKenna.

8-McKenna Schaufenbuel

6-Wayne Peter Schaufenbuel was born on 27 Aug 1946. Wayne married Yoshiko Yagi. They had two children.

7-Sharon Schaufenbuel was born in 1969.

7-Eric Vaughn Schaufenbuel was born on 4 Apr 1972 in North Carolina.

6-Lois Schaufenbuel was born on 1 Sep 1947. Lois married Philip J.> DiPaolo. Philip was born on 1 Sep 1941. They had three children.

7-Michael DiPaolo was born in 1968.

7-Brian DiPaolo was born in 1970.

7-Jolie A. DiPaolo was born on 1 Oct 1973.

6-Ivan Leander Schaufenbuel was born on 9 Sep 1948. Ivan married Mary Kay Clement. Mary was born on 1 Jan 1953. They had three children.

They live in Waukon.

7-Tara Lynn Schaufenbuel was born on 4 Sep 1972. Tara married Bradley Gerard Schmidt on 3 Oct 1988. Bradley was born on 1 Jul 1968. They had one son.

8-Zachary Lee Schmidt was born on 25 Mar 2002 in Blue Earth Co., Minnesota.

7-Tanya Lee Schaufenbuel was born on 2 Sep 1976.

7-Tyler Leander Schaufenbuel was born on 8 Aug 1985.

6-Donald M. Schaufenbuel was born on 19 Dec 1949. Donald married Judith A. (Judy) Korzendorfer on 4 Jul 1970, daughter of John J. Korzendorfer and Loretta Schmitt. Judith was born on 17 Feb 1951. They had two children.

7-Todd Schaufenbuel was born on 11 Jun 1970 and died on 16 Feb 1971.

7-Jason John Schaufenbuel was born on 10 Aug 1972. Jason married Kari Lynn. Kari was born on 26 Aug 1976.

6-Inez Julie Schaufenbuel was born in May 1951. Inez married Edward Victor Kruse. Edward was born in Cresco.

6-Dean L. Schaufenbuel was born on 11 Jul 1952. Dean married Ann E. Baumler, daughter of Raymond Baumler and Theresa Ann Franzen. Ann was born on 6 Feb 1963.

6-Eric V. Schaufenbuel was born on 1 Sep 1953.

6-Joseph P. Schaufenbuel was born on 16 Nov 1957. Joseph married Lynn R. Barth. Lynn was born on 2 Aug 1961. They had two children.

7-Lisa Schaufenbuel was born in 1981.

7-Aaron L. Schaufenbuel was born in 1983.

6-Caroll Bernard Schaufenbuel was born in 1959 in St. Lucas. Caroll married Ann Marie Panos. Ann was born in 1957. They had one daughter.

7-Bethany Schaufenbuel

6-Thomas Schaufenbuel was born in 1961 and died as an infant.

6-John Schaufenbuel was born in 1961 and died as an infant.

6-Keith David Schaufenbuel was born on 14 Mar 1966 in St. Lucas. Keith married Rhonda Geralyn. Rhonda was born on 4 Jun 1966.

5-Donald Mathias Stammeyer was born on 8 Nov 1924 in St. Lucas, died on 17 May 1986 in West Union at age 61, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. Donald married Margerete Mathilda Tillman. Margerete was born in Feb 1933. They had 14 children. He enlisted on 18 May 1945 at Fort Snelling. He had completed grammar school and was a geographer. He was single without dependents.

6-Miss Stammeyer married Mr. Meyers.

6-Miss Stammeyer married Scholbrock.

6-Susan Clara Stammeyer was born on 23 Sep 1954 in West Union and died on 11 May 1961 at age 6.

6-Joyce M. Stammeyer was born on 29 Oct 1955.

6-Charles M. Stammeyer was born on 29 Oct 1955.

6-Margaret Alvera Stammeyer was born on 24 Jan 1957. Margaret married Burt Louis Ostert. Burt was born on 2 Oct 1956. They had three children.

7-Debbie Jo Ostert was born on 29 Nov 1978 in West Union.

7-Susan Jean Ostert was born on 8 Oct 1976.

7-Stacey Margerete Ostert was born on 8 Oct 1976.

6-Diane I. Stammeyer was born on 26 Apr 1958. Diane married Jeff Molokken. Jeff was born on 27 Feb 1958.

6-Kathryn E. Stammeyer was born on 13 Sep 1962. Kathryn married Rick Ames Moser. Rick was born on 14 Jul 1961.

6-Kurt Anthony Stammeyer was born on 2 Dec 1964. Kurt married Ellice Regene. Ellice was born on 14 Nov 1969.

6-Debra Ann Stammeyer was born on 27 Jun 1965.

6-Jeanette R. Stammeyer was born on 17 May 1967.

6-Brian David Stammeyer was born on 2 Aug 1967.

6-James Merle Stammeyer was born on 21 May 1969.

6-Tammy Lynn Stammeyer was born on 11 Sep 1972.

5-Margaret Stammeyer was born in 1929 in St. Lucas.

5-Francis Theodore Stammeyer was born on 26 Jun 1932. Francis married Rose J. Huber. Rose was born on 3 Aug 1932 and died on 5 Sep 1988 in Oelwein at age 56. They had two children.

6-Paul Cletus Stammeyer was born on 12 Apr 1960.

6-Kimberly Kay Stammeyer was born on 3 Jun 1965.

5-Peter A. Stammeyer was born on 27 Jul 1936. Peter married Cynthia F. Cynthia was born on 8 Oct 1937. They had two children.

6-Patrick Joseph Stammeyer was born on 4 Jan 1969.

6-Brooke Ann Stammeyer was born on 6 Nov 1970.

5-Anita Stammeyer was born on 20 Feb 1939. Anita married Cletus P. Herold, son of Martin Herold and Mayme Baker. Cletus was born on 20 Jul 1925, died on 18 Oct 2007 in St. John's Cemetery, Fort Atkinson at age 82, and was buried in St. Johns. They had four children.

6-Timothy Martin Herold was born on 7 Mar 1959.

6-Thomas Herold was born on 10 Mar 1960. Thomas married Rebecca Ann.

6-Jennifer Marie Herold was born on 11 May 1964. Jennifer married Peter David Schaack.

6-Matthew J. Herold was born on 20 Dec 1965. Matthew married Lori.

5-Joseph Carl Stammeyer was born on 24 Oct 1940. Joseph married Carol Ann. Carol was born on 16 Jan 1949. They had four children.

6-Joseph Carl Stammeyer Jr. was born on 29 Aug 1969.

6-Jennie Lynn Stammeyer was born on 23 Feb 1973.

6-Lacey J. Stammeyer was born on 17 Jan 1982.

6-Ross Joseph Stammeyer was born on 8 Oct 1983.

5-David William Stammeyer was born on 8 Jul 1946. David married Jacquelyn A. Jacquelyn was born on 28 Oct 1947.

4-Matilda Gertrude Klemmer was born on 28 Sep 1903 in St. Lucas, died on 28 Sep 1994 in Bluffton at age 91, and was buried in St. Lucas Cemetery. Matilda married William John Jauert on 19 Jun 1925 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, son of John C. Jauert and Elizabeth Gerleman. William was born in 1902 in Ossian and died in 2005 at age 103. They had 13 children.

5-Russell Albert Jauert married Norma Evelyn Olson. They had seven children.

6-Arlyn Russell Jauert was born on 22 Nov 1946 in Duluth.

6-Ronald August Jauert was born on 25 Jun 1949 in Duluth.

6-Cheryl Ann Jauert was born on 10 Sep 1951 in Duluth.

6-Ricky Allen Jauert was born on 18 Mar 1954 in Duluth.

6-Vickie Ladean Jauert was born on 6 Nov 1955 in Duluth. Vickie married Ronald C. Allen on 23 May 1992 in Minnesota. Ronald was born in 1954.

6-Lori Lynn Jauert was born on 14 Jun 1958 in Duluth. Lori married John M. Klein on 2 Jul 1977 in Duluth. John was born in 1955.

6-Gregg Allen Jauert was born on 17 Aug 1960 in Duluth. Gregg married Teresa K Stassen on 7 Aug 1994 in Minnesota. Teresa was born in 1962.

5-Willard V. Jauert was born in 1917.

5-Donald F. Jauert was born on 30 Aug 1918 and died on 22 Nov 1996 in Luverne, Rock Co., Minnesota at age 78. Donald married Vernice Philona Stolerau. They had three children.

6-Lorna Ruth Jauert was born on 3 Jan 1944 in Rock Co., Minnesota.

6-Darwin Charles Jauert was born on 22 Feb 1948 in Rock Co., Minnesota. Darwin married Margaret Alma Amundson, daughter of Arthur John Amundson and Laura Mae McDonald. Margaret was born on 2 Jan 1947 in Hennepin Co., Minnesota. They had one son.

7-Heath Donald Jauert was born on 23 Aug 1973 in Luverne, Rock Co., Minnesota.

6-David Arthur Jauert was born on 9 Oct 1949 in Duluth, Rock Co., Minnesota. David married Mary Jo Larson. They had one son.

7-Wesley Robert Jauert was born on 25 Dec 1977 in Saint Louis Co., Minnesota.

David next married Kristin Marie Hemker Rydberg on 16 Aug 1986 in Duluth. Kristin was born in 1956. They had two children.

7-Lindsay Jo Jauert was born on 9 Jan 1982 in Saint Louis Co., Minnesota.

7-Jason David Jauert was born on 1 Oct 1986 in Saint Louis Co., Minnesota.

5-Armella Jauert was born on 7 May 1926. Armella married Gustave Andrew Zweibohmer, son of Henry Herman Zweibohmer and Margaret Mary Moellers. Gustave was born on 24 Aug 1918 in Ossian and died on 29 Jan 2008 in Decorah at age 89. They had 11 children.

6-James Henry Zweibohmer was born on 20 Dec 1946. James married Judith Arlette Blaess. Judith was born in 1951. They had one daughter: Josia Lynn.

7-Josia Lynn Zweibohmer was born in 1982. Josia married Wesley Blokker.

6-Nancy Ann Zweibohmer was born on 4 Jan 1948.

6-Mary Jane Zweibohmer was born on 17 Dec 1948. Mary married James F. Wenthold on 21 Sep 1968 in St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Decorah, son of Frank Bernard Wenthold and Margaret Recmond. James was born on 13 Aug 1945 in Ossian. They had six children. She attended Mt. Mercy College and was employed at Gibson's Store. He was a farmer. They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in Sept 1993.

7-Jennifer Jo Wenthold was born in 1969. Jennifer married Richard Jay Bohr, son of Edward Henry Bohr and Jeanette Carol Moen. Richard was born on 16 Sep 1966. They had two children.

8-Austin Richard Bohr was born in 1995.

8-Kayla Ann Bohr was born on 7 Jun 2002 in Anoka Co., Minnesota.

7-Jacqueline Sue Wenthold was born in 1972. Jacqueline married Kenneth A. Langreck, son of Edwin Alvin Langreck and Helen Frances Huber. Kenneth was born on 6 Oct 1966.

7-Jesse Michael Wenthold was born on 28 Jan 1975. Jesse married Jodi Marie Dietzenbach, daughter of Vernnon William Dietzenbach and Bernice Rose Brincks. Jodi was born on 3 Jun 1977. They had one son.

8-Dawson James Wenthold was born in 2004.

7-Jason Lee Wenthold was born on 28 Mar 1977.
Boy hospitalized after crash Jason Wenthold, 16, rural Ossian, is hospitalized in stable condition after his vehicle rolled several times Monday evening on a county gravel road seven miles south of town. Winneshiek County authorities said Wenthold, the lone occupant of his vehicle, was eastbound at 6:25 p.m. when the vehicle went out of control and rolled on the roadway. Wenthold suffered multiple injuries and was taken to Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah.

7-Joyce L. Wenthold was born on 28 Dec 1978.

7-Jill Renee Wenthold was born in 1979.

6-Ronald Hubert Zweibohmer was born on 5 Apr 1951. Ronald married Nancy Ann Quam. Nancy was born in 1948. They had three children.

7-Ronald Hubert Zweibohmer was born in 1971. Ronald married Dawn Marie Wilkins. They had four children.

8-Caitlin Marie Zweibohmer

8-Jonathon Michael Zweibohmer was born in 1995 and died in 1995.

8-Ronald Hubert Zweibohmer III was born in 1995.

8-Julia Ann Zweibohmer was born in 1997.

7-Bobbie Jo Irene Zweibohmer was born in 1975. Bobbie married Kenneth Koch. They had two children.

8-Courtney Jo Koch was born in 1996.

8-Austin Allan Koch was born in 2001.

7-Rachel Ann Zweibohmer was born in 1977. Rachel married Denver Macomber. They had four children.

8-Christian Michael Macomber was born in 1996.

8-Dylan Joseph Macomber was born in 1997.

8-Cheyann Elizabeth Macomber was born in 1999.

8-Bailie Arin Macomber was born in 2000.

6-Dale Zweibohmer was born in 1953. Dale married Linda Schroeder. They had three children.

7-Travis Jon Zweibohmer was born in 1973. Travis married Britta Mueller. Britta was born in 1965. They had two children.

8-Matthew James Zweibohmer was born in 1999.

8-Kelsey Lee Zweibohmer was born in 2001.

7-Jacob Gustave Zweibohmer was born in 1975. Jacob married Jaime Gargano May. They had one son.

8-Gus Zweibohmer was born in 2004.

7-Matthew James Zweibohmer was born on 31 Mar 1978 and died on 30 Oct 1979 at age 1.

Dale next married Judy Maxine Leibold. Judy was born in 1953. They had three children.

7-Stephainie Lynn Stifel Zweibohmer was born in 1973. Stephainie married Marc Alan Folkedahl. Marc was born in 1968. They had three children.

8-Micala Mikael Folkedahl was born in 1999.

8-Kiana Margaret Folkedahl was born in 2002.

8-Landon Folkedahl was born in 2003.

7-Kristin Lee Zweibohmer was born in 1981.

7-Shannon Marie Zweibohmer was born in 1982. Shannon married Bruce Allen Dahl. Bruce was born in 1980. Shannon had a relationship with Brandon Roderick. They did not marry. They had one daughter.

8-Ariana Kathleen Roderick was born in 2003.

6-Karen Mae Zweibohmer was born in 1954. Karen married Howard Lee Hanson. They had two children.

7-Gavin Guslee Hanson was born in 1974. Gavin married Sheila Wulf. Sheila was born in 1974.

7-Laurel Ann Hanson was born in 1980.

6-Lou Ann Zweibohmer was born on 13 Nov 1956. Lou married Richard Francis Holthaus, son of Francis A. Holthaus and Luella Bertha Franzen. Richard was born on 25 Apr 1956. They had three children.

7-Brandon Richard Holthaus was born on 14 Nov 1982.

7-Brent Andrew Holthaus was born in 1986 and died on 18 Aug 1995 in LaCrosse Lutheran Hospital at age 9. He died as the result of a drowning incident in Allamakee County.

7-Jarrett Lee Holthaus was born in 1997.

6-Jeannette Zweibohmer was born in 1959. Jeannette married Steven Milo Kimber. Steven was born in 1959. They had four children.

7-Nicole Lynn Kimber was born in 1979.

7-Ryan Gustave Kimber was born in 1980.

7-Evan Charles Kimber was born in 1984.

7-Amanda Jo Kimber was born in 1986.

6-Michelle Marie Zweibohmer was born in 1960. Michelle married Jack Kostohryz. They had two children.

7-Shelly Lynn Kostohryz was born in 1980. Shelly married Andrew Kvamme.

7-Kyler Jack Kostohryz was born in 1986. Michelle next married Kevin Duane Weidow. Kevin was born in 1966.

6-Ramona Zweibohmer was born on 4 Oct 1962. Ramona married Steven Heit.

6-Joan Marie Zweibohmer was born in 1964. Joan married Dale Austin Harrison. Dale was born in 1959. They had two children.

7-Jamie Lynn Harrison was born in 1985.

7-Alexander Austin Harrison was born in 1988.

5-Ernest P. Jauert was born in 1927. Ernest married Delores Koster. Delores was born in 1931. They had seven children.

6-Diane Jauert was born in 1950. Diane married Ronald Vanderheiden. Ronald was born in 1947. They had one daughter.

7-Christine Michelle Vanderheiden was born in 1971. Christine married Brian Adamavich. Brian was born in 1973. They had three children.

8-Mathias Adamavich was born in 2002.

8-Myles Adamavich was born in 2002.

8-Marissa Christiane Adamavich was born in 2005. Diane next married James Sperling. James was born in 1949. They had one daughter.

7-Jessica Lynn Sperling was born in 1980.

6-Gary B. Jauert was born in 1951. Gary married Judy Peglow. Judy was born in 1956. They had two children.

7-Darrel Jauert was born in 1975. Darrel married and had 1 daughter.

8-Tiffany Jauert was born in 1997.

7-Cheryl Jauert was born in 1976. Cheryl married Kyle Schultz. Kyle was born in 1974. They had three children.

8-Tyler Schultz was born in 1997.

8-Brandon Schultz was born in 1999.

8-Coby Schultz was born in 2001.

6-Ronald Jauert was born in 1955 and died in 1973 at age 18.

6-Charlene Jauert was born in 1956. Charlene married Dan Frost. Dan was born in 1960. They had one son.

7-Brian Frost was born in 1989.

6-Eugene Kenneth Jauert was born in 1958. Eugene married Janice Reinwald. Janice was born in 1960. They had three children.

7-Jasmine Ann Jauert was born in 1976. Jasmine married Brian Linden. Brian was born in 1976. They had two children.

8-Lucas Anthony Linden was born in 1997.

8-Daylan Sierra Linden was born in 2000.

7-Joshua Adam Jauert was born in 1979. Joshua married Jennifer.

7-Kindra Kay Jauert was born in 1982. Kindra married and had 1 child, Kiera Rose

8-Kiera Rose Jauert was born in 2002.

6-Donald Jauert was born in 1963 and died in 1963.

6-Kathy Mary Jauert was born in 1976 and died in 1976.

5-Leon Frederick Jauert was born in 1929. Leon married Betty Wall. Betty was born in 1934. They had five children.

6-Brenda Jauert was born in 1955. Brenda married Willard Musgrove. Willard was born in 1954. They had two children.

7-Evelyn Hope Musgrove was born in 1977. Evelyn married Benjamin Payne. Benjamin was born in 1975.

7-William R. Musgrove was born in 1978.

6-Bradley Wayne Jauert was born in 1957. Bradley married Tammy Brown. They had one daughter: Jamie.

7-Jamie Jauert was born in 1978.

Bradley next married Julie Ellen Medina. Julie was born in 1958. They had three children.

7-Jason Wayne Jauert was born in 1981. Jason married Jessica Ramon. Jessica was born in 1981.

7-Jlyssa Jauert was born in 1990.

7-Jake Bradley Jauert was born in 1993.

6-Robin Jauert was born in 1960. Robin married Wade Brock. They had one daughter: Erica Renee.

7-Erica Renee Brock was born in 1981. Robin next married Leonard Thomas. Leonard was born in 1960.

6-Karen Denise Jauert was born in 1963 and died in 2003 at age 40. Karen married Michael Kelly. They had two children.

7-Crystal Kelly was born in 1983.

7-Kevin Kelly was born in 1984.

6-Sara Elizabeth Jauert was born in 1968. Sara married Mark West. Mark was born in 1963.

5-Doris M. Jauert was born in 1931. Doris married Vernon E. Stade. Vernon was born in 1931. They had two children.

6-Keith F. Stade was born in 1952. Keith married Mary Weiss. They had one daughter.

7-Jennifer Stade was born in 1973. Jennifer married Steve Himer. They had two children.

Keith next married Susan M. Husanik. They had two children.

7-Daniel Stade was born in 1982.

7-Amanda Stade was born in 1986.

6-Susan J. Stade was born in 1955. Susan married James M. Mamrot Sr. James was born in 1950. They had two children.

7-James M. Mamrot Jr. was born in 1980.

7-Tracy S. Mamrot was born in 1981.

5-Jean Ann Jauert was born in 1933. Jean married William Thomas Player Sr. William was born on 20 Dec 1927 in Georgia, died on 18 Jul 2004 in Arlington, Tarrant Co., Texas at age 76, and was buried in Greenwood Mausoleum. They had four children. He retired from DynCorp after 16 1/2 years. He then started his own trucking business in the early 1970s. After retiring, he began working at Ameriquest Field (Ballpark in Arlington), where he worked for nine years.

6-William Thomas Player Jr. was born in 1955. William married Rhonda Renenna Fillingim on 2 Aug 1974 in Fort Worth. Rhonda was born in 1955. They had four children.

7-Angela Elaine Player was born on 23 Sep 1974 in Tarrant Co., Texas. Angela married Barry Ruckman Jr. Barry was born in 1970. They had five children.

8-Barry Rex Ruckman was born in 1997.

8-Ashlyn Nicole Ruckman was born in 1998.

8-Phillip Levi Ruckman was born in 1999.

8-Amanda Grace Ann Ruckman was born in 2001.

8-Edward Grant Ruckman was born in 2003.

7-William Jonathan Player was born on 11 Oct 1980.

7-Bryan Hugh Thomas Player was born on 15 Sep 1982 in Tarrant Co., Texas.

7-Courtney Jo Anne Player was born on 20 May 1985 in Tarrant Co., Texas.

6-Michael Wayne Player was born in 1958 and died in 1962 at age 4.

6-Russell Scott Player was born in 1963.

Russell married Irma Diaz. Irma was born in 1963.

6-Lisa Ann Player was born in 1966. Lisa married Kurt Jansen. Kurt was born of Boulder Co. Lisa next married Charles A. Barrett on 8 Sep 1984 in Fort Worth. Charles was born in 1965.

5-Mark Theodore Jauert was born in 1936. Mark married Leonore Moline. Leonore was born in 1939. They had three children.

6-Andrew Jason Jauert was born in 1963. Andrew married Kimberly Ann Oleson. Kimberly was born in 1967. They had two children.

6-Michael David Jauert was born in 1967. Michael married Victoria Marie Vincek. They had one son.

7-Mark David Jauert was born in 1992.

6-Sherilyn Elaine Jauert was born in 1971.

5-Inez Agatha Jauert was born in 1938. Inez married Edward Wilingham. Edward was born in 1936. They had two children.

6-Guy Edward Wilingham was born in 1957. Guy married Maria Brull. They had two children.

7-Nicole Marie Wilingham was born in 1982.

7-Christina Lee Wilingham was born in 1984.

6-Jeffrey Lee Wilingham was born in 1959.

5-Kenneth Alfred Jauert was born in 1940. Kenneth married Phyllis J. Ehler. Phyllis was born on 13 Oct 1941 in Iowa and died on 21 Oct 1995 in Decorah at age 54. They had three children.

6-Russell Kerry Jauert was born in 1960. Russell married Jan Susan Bessingpass. Jan was born in 1963. They had one daughter.

7-Michelle Jauert was born in 1995.

6-Danette Patrice Jauert was born in 1961. Danette married Gary Franzen. Gary was born in Jun 1956. They had two children.

7-Dana Marie Franzen was born in 1986.

7-Cassandra Lee Franzen was born in 1989.

6-Rodney Lane Jauert was born in 1962. Rodney married Stephanie Elizabeth Gohla. Stephanie was born in 1957. They had two children.

7-Alyssa Marie Christian Jauert was born in 1994.

7-Lauren Elizabeth Jauert was born in 1998. Kenneth next married Ruth Engelhardt. Ruth was born in 1945.

5-Carolyn Helen Jauert was born in 1942. Carolyn married Neil David Boe. Neil was born on 15 Sep 1941 and died on 15 May 1985 in Decorah at age 43. They had two children.

6-Luona Boe was born in 1962. Luona married Andrew Schulte. They had two children.

7-Tiffany Schulte was born in 1983. Tiffany and Sean Saddoris. are the parents of Katrina Ryann and Avalon Rayna.

7-Nicholas Schulte was born in 1986.

6-Gregory Neil Boe was born in 1965. Gregory married Cheryl G. Palazzolo. Cheryl was born in 1966. They had one son.

7-Christopher Neil David Boe was born in 1985.

Gregory next married Kristi Marie Sherriff. Kristi was born in 1966. They had one son.

7-Cody Johnathan Neil Boe was born in 1989.

Gregory next married Kathleen Robynn Hinrichs. Kathleen was born in 1958. They had one daughter.

7-Jazzmin Angelica Boe was born in 1990.

Gregory next married Lola May Carey. Lola was born in 1948.

5-Bonita Jauert was born in 1944. Bonita married Natale Sam Digesualdo. Natale was born in 1939. They had three children.

6-Cynthia Lynn Digesualdo was born in 1966.

6-Steve Natale Digesualdo was born in 1968.

6-Julie Michelle Digesualdo was born in 1971.

4-Alfred Klemmer was born 15 Mar 1906 in St. Lucas and died on 24 Apr 1952.
In 1930 he lived with his parents in Saint Lucas.

4-Marie (Mary) Klemmer was born on 13 Jul 1911 in St. Lucas and died in Apr 1983 in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona at age 71. Marie married Earl Howell Burleson. They had four children.

4-Theodore Klemmer was born on 30 Nov 1910 and died in Jun 1957 in Iowa at age 46.

4-Edward Klemmer was born 16 Oct 1913 in St. Lucas and died 6 Aug 1953.

3-Elizabeth Blong was born on 20 Jul 1875 in St. Lucas, died in Jul 1950 in Cresco at age 75, and was buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Elizabeth married Dominick M. Lusson on 23 Jan 1900 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, son of Joseph Lusson and Katherine Perry (Pierre). Dominick was born on 10 Sep 1875 in St. Lucas and died on 23 Feb 1949 in Cresco at age 73. They had eight children.

In 1900 they lived in Saint Lucas. In 1903 he sold his share in the Palace Saloon in Hendricks, Minnesota to his partner, Mr. Blanchard, who will continue the business. Mr. Lusson has not fully decided what he will do, but says that perhaps he will return to Iowa for a while. They returned to St. Lucas and lived there until 1936 when they moved to Cresco.

4-Philip J. Lusson was born on 1 Apr 1901 in St. Lucas, died on 20 Jun 1979 in Ridgeway at age 78, and was buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Philip married Mary Nienhaus on 23 Sep 1924 in Festina, daughter of John Nienhaus and Catherine Marie Kipp. Mary was born on 20 Dec 1905 in St. Lucas and died on 8 Dec 1980 in Ridgeway at age 74. They had two children. In 1937 they moved to Ridgeway.

5-Daryl Lusson was born on 15 Feb 1930. Daryl married Elizabeth J. (Betty) Neubauer on 26 Jan 1953 in Assumption Catholic Church, Cresco, daughter of Jerry Neubauer and Clara Balk. Elizabeth was born on 7 Dec 1931, died on 23 Feb 2008 in Muse Norris Hospice, Mason City at age 76, and was buried in St. James Cemetery, Forest City. They had three children.

6-Connie Lee Lusson was born on 13 Jan 1954.

6-Ronald Dean Lusson was born on 11 Feb 1961. Ronald married Heidi. They had two children.

6-Rhonda Lusson In 2008 she was engaged to Gary Michels. Rhonda married Mr. Hennigar.

5-Carole Lusson was born on 18 Apr 1935. Carole married Alvin Johnson on 21 Sep 1955. Alvin was born on 2 Jul 1928. They had two children.

6-Danita Sue Johnson was born on 20 Jun 1956. Danita married Thomas W. Winter on 19 Aug 1978. Thomas was born in 1952.

6-Leann Mary Johnson was born on 30 Oct 1958.

4-William P. Lusson was born on 9 Oct 1902 in St. Lucas and died in Jun 1987 in Cresco at age 84. William married Jean M. Jean was born on 17 Sep 1904 and died on 24 Oct 1993 in Cresco at age 89. They had one daughter.

5-Joann Lusson married Walter Joseph Zender on 4 Jun 1956 in St. Mark's Catholic Church. They graduated from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls and were school teachers. They lived in Eldora.

4-Leo Joseph Lusson was born in 1905 in St. Lucas and died on 8 Jul 1985 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas at age 80. Leo married Pauline Virginia Orndorff. Pauline was born on 19 Jan 1920 and died on 13 Jan 1989 in Houston, Harris Co., Texas at age 68. They had one son.

5-James Joseph Lusson was born on 10 Mar 1956 in Bexar Co., Texas. James married Terry Lynn Fulfer. They had one daughter.

6-Hayley Merideth Lusson was born on 9 Jul 1989 in Harris Co., Texas.

4-Antoinette Lusson was born in 1907 in St. Lucas and died before 1925.

4-Susette Lusson was born on 29 Mar 1907 in Cresco and died in Mar 1985 in Cresco at age 78.

4-Margaret K. Lusson was born on 27 Jan 1909 in St. Lucas and died on 12 Jun 1998 in New Hampton at age 89.

4-Alois P. Lusson was born in 1912 and died before 1950.

4-James A. Lusson was born from 1912 to 1914 in Cresco and died after 1950. He graduated on May 16, 1930. In 1939 he was the County Attorney in Cresco. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Walterboro, South Carolina.

3-Theodore G. Blong was born on 11 Jul 1880 in St. Lucas. Theodore married Minnie. Minnie was born in 1880 in Michigan. They had one son.

4-Victor Blong was born in 1919 in South Bend, St. Joseph Co., Indiana. He married Jocelyn. They live in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

3-Barbara E. Blong was born in 1887 in St. Lucas and died after 1950. Barbara married Edward Charles Deeny on 20 Oct 1908 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, son of Hugh Gallagher Deeney and Anna Walsh. Edward was born on 14 Dec 1872 in Iowa, died on 26 Sep 1946 in Mason City at age 73, and was buried in St. Rose Catholic Cemetery, Waucoma. They had no children. His draft registration shows they lived in Mason City where he was employed as a freight handler for the Rock Island R.R. The 1925 census shows her as Barbara Blong Deeney, parents listed as Joseph Blong and Justina Huberty. They lived in Mason City.

3-Gertrude Blong was born in 1882 and died in May 1907 in St. Lucas at age 25. Gertrude married Herman Gustav Hackman in St. Lucas, son of Theodore Joseph Hackman and Magdalena Meyer. Herman was born on 19 Oct 1885 in St. Lucas. They had one son. In 1918 he was single, a farmer in West Union.

4-Fidelius Hackman was born in 1906. In 1925 he lived with his grandparents, T. J. and Magdeline Hackman in New Hampton.

2-Margarete Blong was born in 1845 in Luxembourg. Margarete married Nicholas G. Ellenbecker. Nicholas was born in 1848 in Luxembourg and died before Feb 1887 in Port Washington, Wisconsin. They had five children. Nicholas filed for naturalization in Port Washington. On 16 Jul 1869, she filed for Civil War benefits, appl #145838 claiming he was an invalid. Margaret filed for widow's benefits, #352279 on 24 Feb 1887. Margaret filed for widow's benefits stating her husband had served as a Private in the 38th Wis Infantry from the 17th of March 1864 to the 8th of Aug 1865.

3-Catherine Ellenbecker was born in 1869 in Belgium, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin.

3-Annie Ellenbecker was born on 23 Jan 1871 in Belgium.

3-Henry Ellenbecker was born on 22 Oct 1872 in Port Washington, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin. He served in the state assembly from the Second Marathon County districe. Henry married Lauren. Lauren was born in 1873. They had three children.

4-Lydia A. Ellenbecker was born in 1898 in Wausau, Marathon Co., Wisconsin.

4-Catherine Ellenbecker was born in 1913 in Wausau.

4-Cora M. Ellenbecker was born in 1895 in Wausau.

3-John Ellenbecker was born on 11 Feb 1875 in Port Washington, Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin.

3-Margaret Ellenbecker was born in 1878. She never married. She lived with her brother, John, in Port Wasshington.

2-Nicholas Blong was born in 1846 in Belgium and died after 1920 in Port Washington. Nicholas married Marie Bittner. Marie was born in 1854 in Wisconsin. They had six children. In 1880 they lived in Port Washington. He was a carpenter and later the City Commissioner in Port Washington.

3-Marie Blong was born in 1875. Marie married Harry Luth Mueller on 23 Jul 1902 in Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin.

3-John Francis Blong was born on 11 Sep 1876 in Port Washington. His draft card shows he was employed at Wisconsin Couch Co. in Port Washington doing upholstering. John married Susan E. He registered for the draft stating he was an upholster at the Wisocnsin Couch Co. in Port Washington. His nearest relative was Susie E. Blong.

3-Nicholas H. Blong was born on 19 Dec 1878 in Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin.

3-Theodore John Blong was born on 21 Jan 1882 in Port Washington. He registered for the draft stating he was 36 years old, a fisherman for Smith & Sons in Port Washington. He was single. In 1920 he was 37 years old and lived with his parents in Port Washington.

3-William H. Blong was born on 7 Jan 1884 in Port Washington. Sgt. Blong was a graduate of Port Washington High school and was enrolled at the University of Wisconsin when he entered service on Jan. 19, 1943. He trained at Fort Sheridan, 111., and Keesler Field, La., before going overseas in March, 1944.' Less than six weeks later, on April 29, 1944, he was shot down over Germany while serving as chief engineer on a B-24 Liberator. William married Josephine Boerger on 24 Apr 1906 in Ozaukee Co., Wisconsin. Josephine was born in 1888. They had four children.

4-Iva A. Blong was born on 7 May 1907 in Port Washington and died on 5 Mar 1991 in Wisconsin at age 83. Iva married Bartol Koenen.

4-Wilmer J. Blong was born on 29 Aug 1914 in Port Washington and died on 9 Jun 1997 in Milwaukee at age 82.

4-Jane Blong was born on 5 Jun 1920 in Port Washington and died on 15 Sep 2001 in Port Washington at age 81. She attended secretarial college and worked at Modern Equipment Mfg. Company in Port Washington. Jane married Joseph Schmit on 7 Sep 1940 in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Joseph was born on 27 Nov 1912 and died on 19 Jul 2003 in Port Washington at age 90.

He operated the Schmit Bros. Ford Dealership in Port Washington.
Survivors include daughters Susan Heinzelman of Mequon and Peggy (Damian) Eschweiler of Port Washington; and sons Michael (Ruth "Bo") Schmit and James (Maureen) Schmit, both of Port Washington.
She is further survived by eight grandchildren, James, Holly, Amy and Megan Heinzelman, Jennifer (Paul) Deutsch, Joe Eschweiler, Eric (Marzena) and Stacy Schmit, other relatives and friends.

4-James T. Blong was born in 1925 in Port Washington, died on 29 Apr 1944 in Germany at age 19, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Washington.

3-Katherine (Katie) Blong was born in 1886 in Port Washington.

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