Descendants of Wilhelm Cremer Sr.



1- Wilhelm Cremer Sr. was born on 20 Jan 1795 in Prussia, died on 6 Dec 1874 in Festina at age 79, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Wilhelm married Elizabeth. She was born in 1801 in Prussia, died on 28 Apr 1870 in Festina at age 69, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had four children.

2-Wilhelm Cremer Jr. was born on 10 Oct 1827 in Prussia, died on 16 Feb 1899 in Festina at age 71, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Wilhelm married Paulina Hennehe. Paulina was born in 1848 in Prussia and died on 18 Feb 1900 in Winneshiek Co., Iowa at age 52. They had eight children.

They appear in the 1880 census in Military Twp. In 1900, John, Frank, Mary, Catherine and Andrew lived together in Military Twp.

3-Caroline Cremer was born on 3 Oct 1870 in Festina and died on 20 Apr 1887 in Festina.

3-John Cremer was born on 25 Jul 1872 in Military Twp. and died on 9 May 1950 in Calmar at age 77. John married Mathilda Holthaus on 10 Oct 1905 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of August Holthaus and Caroline (Carie) Kleisath. Mathilda was born on 8 Oct 1887 in Festina and died on 15 Mar 1977 in Ossian at age 89. They had nine children.

John Cremer
Farming interests of Winneshiek county find a progressive and worthy representative in John Cremer, who owns and operates the Cremer homestead of two hundred acres on section 7, Military township. His entire life has been spent upon this property and upon it his birth occurred July 25, 1872, his parents being William and Paulina (Henneke) Cremer, natives of Germany. The father came to America in 1847 in company with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fleischer, Mrs. Caroline Schultze, Mrs. Francis Holthaus and Joseph W., all of whom are now deceased. The family settled in Wisconsin, where the father of our subject remained until the spring of 1852, when he removed to Iowa, buying land on section 7, Military township, whereon he continued to reside until his death, February 16, 1889. His wife survived him several years, her death occurring on the 18th of February, 1900. To them were born six children: John, of this review; William, a priest in Calmar, Iowa; Frank, who resides in North Dakota; Mary, the wife of Peter Theland of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Catherine, who married A. F. Dessel of Ossian; and Andrew, of North Dakota.
John Cremer spent his childhood upon his father's farm, assisting with its operation during the summer months and in the winters attending the parochial schools. He has never left the homestead, which he purchased in 1901, and since that time he has steadily carried forward the work of its development, the results of his labors being evident today in its excellent condition and attractive appearance. He owns two hundred acres of fine land on section 7, Military township, and upon it engages in general farming and stock-raising, meeting with the success in both branches which always reward earnest and persistent labor when guided by sound judgment.
On the 10th of October, 1905, Mr. Cremer was united in marriage to Miss Matilda Holthaus, a daughter of August and Caroline (Kleisart) Holthaus, the former a native of Germany and the latter of Iowa. Her parents had six children: Henry, a priest in Dubuque; Joseph, a resident of Winneshiek county; Matilda, the wife of the subject of this review; Felix, of Washington township; Monica and Gustaf, who live at home. Mr. and Mrs. Cremer became the parents of four children: Alfred, who was born September 17, 1906; Francis, whose birth occurred on the 5th of December, 1907; Gregor, born July 18, 1910; and Victor, born January 4, 1913.

Mr. Cremer is a member of the Roman Catholic church and politically gives his allegiance to the democratic party. In the section where he was born and where his entire life has been spent he is widely and favorably known, his genuine personal worth and high standards of integrity having gained for him the confidence and regard of all who are in any way associated with him. [Past and Present of Winneshiek County, Iowa
by Edwin C. Bailey. 2 vols. Chicago: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1913.]

4-Alfred Philip Cremer was born on 17 Sep 1906 in Festina and died on 17 Jan 1978 in Harmony, Fillmore Co., Minnesota at age 71. Alfred married Rose Kathryn Hauer on 10 Nov 1930 in Festina, daughter of Michael Hauer and Theresa Walburga Rausch. Rose was born on 27 Oct 1912 in Festina and died on 7 Dec 1996 in Harmony House, Waterloo at age 84. They had two children.

5-Dorothea Mae Cremer was born on 24 Sep 1932 in Dyersville. Dorothea married George Henry Buisse on 27 Sep 1952 in Harmony, Fillmore Co., Minnesota. George was born on 22 Jan 1930 in Racine, Racine Co., Wisconsin and died on 16 May 2002 in Onalaska, Wisconsin at age 72. They had four children.

6-Barbara A. Buisse was born on 22 Feb 1954 in Kansas. Barbara married Francisco Mares on 27 Dec 1980 in La Crosse. The marriage ended in divorce. They had two children.

7-Ricardo Alberto Mares was born on 26 Aug 1983 in Houston.

7-Andres A. Mares was born on 16 Feb 1988 in Houston.

6-Catherine Ann Buisse was born on 17 Sep 1955 in Minnesota. Catherine married Stephen W. Sagen on 9 Oct 1976 in La Crosse. Stephen was born on 6 Feb 1954 in Racine. They had three children.

7-Jessica Sagen was born on 8 Nov 1980 in Minnesota. Jessica had a a daughter.

8-Christine Sagen was born in 1997 in Rochester.

7-Angela Sagen was born on 12 Jul 1983 in Minnesota.

7-Laura B. Sagen was born on 30 Sep 1987 in Wisconsin.

6-Patricia M. Buisse was born on 18 Jan 1957 in Minnesota.

6-Marybeth Buisse was born on 7 Feb 1962 in La Crosse.

5-Donald Charles Cremer was born on 9 Dec 1934 in Decorah. Donald married Audrey Rae Copeman on 14 Sep 1954 in Harmony, Fillmore Co., Minnesota. Audrey was born on 19 Apr 1935 in Cresco. They had five children.

6-Steven J. Cremer was born on 20 Jan 1956. Steven married Maria Ann Jaeb on 3 Jun 1978 in Minnesota. The marriage ended in divorce. Maria was born on 14 May 1958. They had one daughter.

7-Briana Rose Cremer was born on 18 Jan 1982.

Steven next married Umbrelina Trevino on 17 Sep 1988. Umbrelina was born on 16 Nov 1957. They had a son.

7-Jonathon Paul Cremer was born on 16 Sep 1990.

6-Bruce Allan Cremer was born on 12 Feb 1957. Bruce married Hui Sun Pak on 24 Oct 1979. Hui was born on 12 Mar 1957. They had two children.

7-Jennifer Cremer was born on 12 Nov 1980.

7-Brian Lee Cremer was born on 20 Jan 1983.

6-Christopher M. Cremer was born on 11 Jun 1958. Christopher married Dawn Marie Hanlon on 2 Apr 1977. Dawn was born on 2 Jun 1960. They had a daughter.

7-Tracy Lynn Cremer was born in Jun 1977. Christopher next married Alicia Camarillo on 4 Feb 1989. Alicia was born on 31 Oct 1960. They had one son.

7-Nathan T. Cremer was born on 25 Jul 1989.

6-Suzanne Lynn Cremer was born on 18 Mar 1960. Suzanne married Paul William Gydesen on 13 Oct 1984 in St. Paul, Ramsey Co., Minnesota. Paul was born on 26 Feb 1962. They had two children.

7-Nickolas William Gydesen was born on 10 May 1986.

7-Amy Lynn Gydesen was born on 20 Mar 1988.

6-Janet Marie Cremer was born on 7 Nov 1965. Janet married Jeffrey S. Zinmaster on 6 Jun 1987. Jeffrey was born on 27 Nov 1961. They had two children.

7-Zachary Zinmaster was born on 28 May 1991.

7-Danielle Zinmaster was born on 12 Aug 1995.

4-Francis Andrew Cremer was born on 5 Dec 1907 in Festina and died on 5 Nov 1957 in Omaha at age 49. Francis married Gerogene Marie Beer on 25 Nov 1935. Gerogene was born on 6 Apr 1905 in Ossian and died on 19 Apr 1961 at age 56.

4-Gregory Joseph Cremer was born on 18 Jul 1910 in Military Twp. and died on 31 Aug 1988 in Bellevue, Sarpy Co., Nebraska at age 78. Gregory married Frances Elizabeth Gerleman on 8 Nov 1937 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, daughter of Anton Gerleman and Theresa Drilling. Frances was born on 8 Mar 1914 in St. Lucas and died on 17 Aug 1971 in Bishop Bergan Mercy Medical Center, Omaha at age 57. They had a daughter.

5-Judith Ann Cremer was born on 19 Sep 1940. Judith married Larry Swanson on 1 May 1965 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Larry was born on 1 Mar 1931. They had three children.

6-Mark Swanson was born on 31 Oct 1966. Mark married Monika Bergner on 12 Sep 1998 in Dallas. They had two children.

7-Clara Antonia Swanson was born on 7 Jan 2000 in Illinois.

7-Anna Luisa Swanson was born on 21 Nov 2001 in Illinois.

6-Greg Swanson was born on 16 Apr 1970. Greg married Janene McDaniel on 4 Jan 1997 in Iowa. They had two children.

7-Garret Payne Swanson was born on 13 Feb 1999 in North Carolina.

7-Connor Nicholas Swanson was born on 24 Dec 2001 in North Carolina.

6-Karla Swanson was born on 10 Dec 1974. Karla married William Salier on 22 Mar 2003 in Iowa. They had two children.

7-Jack Roland Salier was born on 5 Jan 2006 in Iowa.

7-Luke Joseph Salier was born on 10 Mar 2008 in Iowa.

4-Marcella Mary Cremer was born on 31 Oct 1911 in Festina and died on 9 Nov 1911.

4-Victor William Cremer was born on 4 Jan 1913 in Festina and died on 4 Jul 1972 in La Crosse at age 59. Victor married Theresia Mary Hauer, daughter of Michael Hauer and Theresa Walburga Rausch. Theresia was born on 4 Jun 1916. They had two children.

5-John Charles Cremer was born on 15 Jan 1940 in Festina. John married Addeline Halverson Hanson on 6 Sep 1975. Addeline was born on 19 Jan 1948 in Montevideo, Minnesota.

5-Clyde Hugo Cremer was born on 22 Sep 1942 in Decorah. Clyde married Gail Bender on 2 Aug 1975 in New Haven, Connecticut. Gail was born on 6 Nov 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut.

4-Leander H. Cremer was born on 5 Jul 1916. Leander married Odelia Lechtenberg, daughter of Herman Victor (Henry) Lechtenberg Jr. and Catherine (Caty) Uhlenhake. Odelia was born on 24 Jun 1919 in Festina. In 2008 they lived in Calmar.

4-Paul F. Cremer was born on 10 Dec 1917 in Military Twp. and died on 11 Jul 1998 in New Hampton at age 80. Paul married Dorothy R. Beer. Dorothy was born on 28 Apr 1918 and died on 18 Dec 1997 in New Hampton at age 79. They had three children.

5-Sharon Kay Cremer was born on 16 Jun 1947 in Cresco, died on 6 Aug 2007 at age 60, and was buried in Reilly Ridge Cemetery. Sharon married Donald George Winter on 4 May 1968 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Donald was born on 23 Sep 1944. They had three children.

They farmed near Lawler. She and her daughter owned the Blue Iris floral and gift shop in New Hampton.

6-Julie Winter was born on 22 Mar 1975. Julie married John Havel.

6-Ryan P. Winter was born in 1980.

6-June Winter married Charles Gebel.

5-Steven Paul Cremer was born in 1952. Steven married Patsy Ann. They had two children.

6-Andrew S. Cremer was born in 1980.

6-Katherine Ann Cremer was born in 1983.

5-Keith Francis Cremer was born in 1956. Keith married Theresa Marie. Theresa was born in 1956. They had one son: Jacob Francis.

6-Jacob Francis Cremer was born in 1984.

4-Marie Anne Cremer was born on 24 Aug 1920 in Military Twp. and died in Jan 1979 in Calmar at age 58. Marie married Cornelius Henry Rothmeyer on 28 Oct 1941 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, son of Frank John Rothmeyer and Catherine Schuler. Cornelius was born on 24 Sep 1918 in Festina and died in 1987 in Calmar at age 69. They had three children.

5-Joyce Ann Rothmeyer married Clifford L. Bullerman on 19 Dec 1970, son of Edwin B. Bullerman and Evelyn M. Meyer. Clifford was born on 1 Jan 1945. They had three children.

6-Joyce M. Bullerman was born on 19 May 1970.

6-Nicole M. Bullerman was born in 1973 in Decorah. Nicole married Dr. William Remington on 30 Sep 2005 in St. Benedicts, Decorah.

6-Brenda Kay Bullerman was born on 22 Jun 1974.

5-Linda Lou Rothmeyer married Gerald Edward Mikota on 27 Jun 1970 in St. Aloysius Catholic Church. They had three children.

6-Mark Thomas Mikota was born on 27 Aug 1974 in Minnesota.

6-Ryan Jon Mikota was born on 4 Apr 1977 in Minnesota.

6-Chad Gerald Mikota was born on 7 Jul 1982 in Minnesota.

5-Gerald Francis Rothmeyer was born in Oct 1942. Gerald married Elizabeth Lou Randolph on 2 Oct 1965 in Minnesota. The marriage ended in divorce on 29 Jul 1977. They had two children.

6-David John Rothmeyer was born on 24 Nov 1970 in Minnesota. David married Vicky J.

6-Scott David Rothmeyer was born on 26 Apr 1969 in Minnesota. Scott married Mary Rose Ritchey on 24 Jun 1995 in Minnesota. They had two children.

7-Erica Jean Rothmeyer was born on 2 Jun 1998 in Minnesota.

7-Ryan Scott Rothmeyer was born on 20 Apr 1995 in Minnesota.

Gerald next married Sally A. Goldwasser on 7 May 1983 in Minnesota. Sally was born in 1943.

4-Nora Agnes Cremer was born on 11 Dec 1923 in Festina and died on 27 Oct 1990 in Decorah at age 66. Nora married Joseph James Vondersitt, son of Anton B. Vondersitt and Emma Matilda Yirkovsky. Joseph was born on 17 Nov 1925 and died on 16 Feb 1997 in Calmar at age 71. They had three children: Mae Jean, Ruby Lee, and Timothy Joe.

5-Mae Jean Vondersitt was born on 5 May 1944.

5-Ruby Lee Vondersitt was born on 30 Oct 1952.

5-Timothy Joe Vondersitt was born on 7 Feb 1956 in Calmar. Timothy married Debra Lynn. Debra was born on 19 Feb 1958. They had three children. They live in Calmar.

6-Michael John Vondersitt was born on 8 Dec 1975 in Calmar. These parents have not been verified. The Minnesota birth index shows he was the father of Courtney. Michael married Bree Ellen Einck, daughter of Duane J. Einck and Evelyn Faye Swenson. The marriage ended in divorce. Bree was born on 7 Jun 1978. They had two children.

7-Jamison Andrew Vondersitt was born on 19 Jan 1999 in Decorah.

7-Courtney Agnes Einck was born on 26 Jan 2001 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

6-Anthony Russell Vondersitt was born on 26 Oct 1982.

6-Allison Lynn Vondersitt was born on 21 Nov 1984.

3-Rev. William J. Cremer was born in 1876 in Winneshiek Co., Iowa and died after 1954.

In 1951, the descendants of the William Cremer family held a reunion on the Cremer homestead marking the 100th year since they settled there. The day's activities began with a 9:30 high mass at St. Mary's church in Festina celebrated by Father Cremer of Gilbertville who celebrated his golden jubilee in the priesthood July 26. Approximately 65 descendants from California, Montana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa attended. He served as Pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Gilbertville.

3-Frank Henry Cremer was born on 31 Jul 1877 in Winneshiek Co., Iowa and died in Nov 1963 in California at age 86. Frank married Mary Louise. Mary was born in 1879 in Wisconsin. They had two children. His draft card shows he was farming in Mountrail Co., North Dakota. The 1920 and 1930 census show them living in St. Paul.

4-Marcelyn Cremer (Twin) was born in 1915 in St. Paul.

4-Natalie E. Cremer was born in 1915 in St. Paul.

3-Mary Cremer was born in 1879 in Winneshiek Co., Iowa. Mary married Peter Theland of Milwaukee.

3-August Cremer was born in 1882 in Winneshiek Co., Iowa and died young. No draft card was found for him.

3-Katherine (Katie) Cremer was born in 1885 in Winneshiek Co., Iowa. Katherine married Andrew Frank Dessel in 1905 in Winneshiek Co., Iowa, son of Frank W. Dessel and Caroline Meyer. Andrew was born on 23 Dec 1879 in Ossian and died in Jul 1967 in Ossian at age 87. They had three children.

His draft card shows he was a brick layer. His nearest relative was his wife, Katherine. He owned the Dessel Implement and Auto Co., a business started by his father, Frank Dessel. They reppaired grain binders and handled John Deere equipment for over 60 years.

4-Bernice P. Dessel was born on 18 Jan 1907 in Ossian and died on 24 Mar 2001 in Calmar at age 94. Bernice married Edward Werner on 15 May 1940 in St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian.

4-Lucile Dessel was born on 15 Nov 1909 in Ossian, died on 30 Nov 1997 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 88, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. She worked as a bookkeeper at Dessel Implement and Auto Co. She began working at Iowa State Bank in Calmar in 1957 and became a vice president and board secretary for the bank. At the time of her death she was director emeritus there. She also served as first board treasurer of Northeast Iowa Community College when it was formed in 1966, serving in that capacity until June 1981. She never married.

4-Hermegild Dessel was born in 1913 in Ossian.

3-Andrew Joseph Cremer was born on 21 Nov 1888 in Ossian and died on 17 Feb 1978 in Los Angeles at age 89. His draft card shows he was born in Ossian. He was a farmer in Mountrail Co., North Dakota and not married.

2-Henry Cremer was born in 1830 in Prussia and died in 1901 in Fort Atkinson at age 71. Henry married Caroline Bachel, daughter of Sebastian Bachel and Elisabeth. Caroline was born in 1839 in Indiana, died in 1922 in Festina at age 83, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had 13 children.

In 1900 they lived in Fort Atkinson with their sons, John, Louis and Charles. Magdelena Kuennen, age 23, a servant, lived with them.

3-Henry W. Cremer Jr. was born in 1861 in Festina and died after 1930 in Montana?.

In 1910 Henry and his brother, John B. Cremer lived on Henry's farm in Justice Precinct 2, Potter, Texas. In 1930, Henry and John lived in School District 24, Carter Co., Montana.

3-Mary A. Cremer was born in 1863 in Festina, died 16 Dec 1952 in LaSalle, Wisconsin. She became a Franciscan nun, Sister Sanctia.

3-Elizabeth Cremer was born in Mar 1864 in Iowa and died after 1930. Elizabeth married Alois Lensing in St. Luke's Catholic Church, son of Johann Lensing and Maria Mollman. Alois was born on 15 Sep 1860 in Festina, died on 21 Apr 1900 in Festina at age 39, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had six children.

Elizabeth was a widow in 1900. Her father was born in Prussia, her mother in Indiana. Living with her was her brother-in-law, Bernard Lansing, born Apr 1852. Also living with them was Mary Schmitz, born Oct 1871 in Prussia, emigrated in 1896, a servant. In the 1925 census, Elizabeth was a 61 year old widow. She named her parents as Henry Cremer and Elizabeth Schulze. Her sons, Arthur and Alois lived with her.

4-John Bernard Lensing was born on 17 May 1888 in Festina and died in Feb 1968 in Festina at age 79. John married Elizabeth (Lizzy) Timp, daughter of Henry Timp and Catherine Elizabeth Gerleman. Elizabeth was born on 30 Aug 1890 in Fort Atkinson and died in Sep 1981 in Iowa at age 91. They had six children. His draft card shows he was a merchant and owned a general store in Clamar.

5-Jerome Henry (Romy) Lensing was born on 11 Nov 1917, died on 3 May 2006 in Decorah at age 88, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Jerome married Oda Theresa Holthaus, daughter of Joseph A. Holthaus and Anna Schmitt. Oda was born on 14 Mar 1921 in Festina. They had 13 children: Terrence C. (Terry), Robert John (Petey), Dean D., Donald, Caroll J. (C.J.), Susan, Marcellus Charles (Buzz), Jerome Donald, Mary Ann, Gerard R., Annie Marie, William G., and Charles.

He ran an auto repair shop in Festina, the Festina Standard-DX Station and bulk gas delivery, Festina Auto Sales and ran a local school bus route. He also had an egg production business. In 1978 they moved to Decorah where he operated Lensing Auto Sales. He retired in 1980 and they enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona.

6-Terrence C. (Terry) Lensing was born on 2 Jan 1942 in Festina. Terrence married Shirley L. Zweibohmer on 18 Aug 1962, daughter of Raymond Bernard Zweibohmer and Winefred Johanna Bengfort. Shirley was born on 29 Oct 1942 in Castalia. They had four children.

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

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

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

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

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

6-Robert John (Petey) Lensing was born on 27 Jul 1943 in Decorah, died on 12 Jan 2004 in Festina at age 60, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Robert married Doris Ann Bushman on 28 Sep 1963 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of Raymond Henry Bushman and Julitta Catherina Agnes Kleve. Doris was born on 5 Aug 1944. They had five children.

They raised and sold chickens and eggs. He trucked Full-O-Pep Feeds and was a Rath Feed salesman. In 1974 he bought the mill in Festina and sold Golden Sun Feeds until 1999. He then worked for Farmer's Coop in Fort Atkinson.

7-Faith M. Lensing was born on 10 Oct 1964. Faith married James P. Gribben. James was born on 23 Dec 1964.

7-Hope C. Lensing was born on 21 Oct 1965. Hope married Shawn D. Breitsprecher.

7-Martin Robert Lensing was born on 28 Apr 1967. Martin married Lisa Lynn Wiltgen, daughter of Kenneth Raphael Wiltgen and Carol Ann Zweibohmer. Lisa was born in Jul 1967.

7-Charity Ann Lensing was born on 17 Jul 1970. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa. Charity married Jeffrey William Kuboushek on 2 Oct 1993 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Jeffrey was born on 14 Jun 1970.

7-Peter John (PJ) Lensing was born in 1979.

6-Dean D. Lensing was born in 1946. Dean married Ellen P. Duncan on 5 Aug 1972. Ellen was born in 1951. They had two children.

7-Elizabeth Lensing was born on 7 Nov 1974.

7-Amy Lensing was born on 18 Oct 1978.

6-Donald Lensing was born on 28 Jun 1948. Donald married Mary Lou Shimek. They had three children.

7-Jennifer Lensing was born on 15 Mar 1973.

7-Holly Lensing was born on 11 Dec 1976.

7-Ben Lensing was born on 8 Feb 1980.

6-Caroll J. (C.J.) Lensing was born on 30 Apr 1950. Caroll married Judy Shimek. They had two children. He owns CJ Auto Sales.

7-Eric Lensing was born on 1 May 1974. Eric married Amy Ruffridge. They had two children.

8-Alexa Lensing was born in 2000 in Decorah.

8-Ashlyn Lensing was born in 2001 in Decorah.

7-Jason Lensing was born on 19 Feb 1977.

6-Susan Lensing was born on 25 Nov 1951, died on 18 Sep 1970 in Festina at age 18, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. She was killed when the car she was driving crashed off Hy. 150 about a mile north of Festina. She lost control going around a curve and skidded down an embankment. She was thrown from the car.

6-Marcellus Charles (Buzz) Lensing was born on 3 Dec 1952. Marcellus married Margaret Arlene (Peggy) Shindelar on 10 Oct 1975 in Spilleville, daughter of Alvin George Shindelar and Edith Johanna Reicks. Margaret was born on 17 Feb 1957 in West Union. They had two children.

7-Patrick Jason Lensing was born on 19 Jul 1976.

7-Minday Mae Lensing was born on 20 Sep 1977. She graduated from the University of Iowa. Minday married William Bunn on 9 Sep 2006 in St. Benedict.

6-Jerome Donald Lensing was born on 26 Jun 1954 in Davenport. Jerome married Marilyn Ann Miller on 11 Jun 1977. Marilyn was born on 5 Jun 1954. They had two children.

7-Nathan P. Lensing was born on 4 Jul 1981.

7-Katherine Lensing was born on 23 Sep 1985.

6-Mary Ann Lensing was born on 11 Apr 1957. Mary married Terence Norbert (Terry). Wenthold, son of Herbert H. Wenthold and Mildred Einck. Terence was born on 3 Dec 1953. They had four children. They had the top producing dairy herd in the state in 1989 with an average production of 25,493 pounds of milk per ciwm 904 pounds of fat and 782 pounds of protein.

7-Joel Michael Wenthold was born on 4 Jan 1977. Joel married Trisha Ryan on 29 Apr 2006 in St. Aloysius, daughter of John Ryan and Sue.

After their marriage they settled in Calmar.

7-Ryan Wenthold was born on 3 Jun 1978. Ryan married Amy.

7-Jacob James Wenthold was born on 23 Jul 1982.

7-Terra Lynn Wenthold was born on 16 Feb 1984. Terra married Timothy Joseph Kuennen on 3 Nov 2007 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, son of James Richard Kuennen and Charrn K. Timothy was born on 18 Feb 1984 in Ft. Atkinson.

6-Gerard R. Lensing was born in 1958. Gerard married Christy of Tucson.

6-Annie Marie Lensing was born on 26 Feb 1960. Annie married Robert Price on 1 Oct 1983. Robert was born on 25 Jun 1948. They had two children.

7-Benea Price was born on 10 Jun 1969.

7-Tasha Price was born on 20 Dec 1971.

6-William G. Lensing was born on 28 Apr 1962.

6-Charles Lensing was born on 18 Aug 1963. Charles married Jacqueline Balk on 27 Aug 1988. Jacqueline was born on 9 May 1966.

5-Linus E. Lensing was born in 1919 in Festina. Linus married Antoinette Bastiaens on 14 Jun 1947 in St. Martin's Catholic Church, Maastricht, Neterlands, daughter of Jean M. L. Bastiaens. Antoinette was born in the Netherlands.

They spent their honeymoon in Skevingen, Netherlands. They returned to America on the Holland-American "Vecndam" and were accompanied by the birdegroom's sister, who had been visiting in Europe. They lived in Festina.

5-Lucille Lensing was born in 1922 in Festina. She attended her brother, Linus's wedding in the Netherlands.

5-Ralph E. Lensing was born on 26 Mar 1924 in Festina.

5-Gregor Lensing was born in 1926 in Festina.

5-Lydia Lensing was born in 1928 in Festina. She attended Mt. Mercy College. Lydia married John H. Maher. They had one daughter.

6-Female Maher was born on 28 Apr 1954 in Chicago.

4-Edward Henry Lensing was born on 25 Apr 1891 in Calmar and died on 11 Apr 1970 in Waukon at age 78. Edward married Anna Elizabeth Boeding on 26 Oct 1932, daughter of Herman Boeding and Caroline Kuennen. Anna was born on 7 Mar 1895 in St. Lucas and died in Apr 1985 at age 90. They had two children. His draft card shows he was single and employed as a farm hand by Mrs. A. Lensing in Calmar. In 1925 he was single, living with Joseph and Elizabeth Lensing. He was not identified as their son and his parents were not named.

5-Rose Lensing was born on 16 Jul 1935.

5-Blanche Lensing was born on 15 Nov 1938.

Edward next married Mathilda R. She was born on 13 Mar 1906, died on 11 Jul 2001 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 95, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had three children.

5-Gabriel John Lensing was born in 1925 in Washington, Iowa.

5-Marie Lensing was born in 1927.

5-Vincent A. Lensing was born in 1929.

4-Joseph Alois Lensing was born on 10 May 1893 in Festina and died in Mar 1984 in Fort Atkinson at age 90. He registered for the draft stating he was a farm hand in Calmar. His nearest relative was Mrs. A. Lensing, his mother. Joseph married Elizabeth (Lizzie) Schmitt in St. Lucas, daughter of John Schmitt and Betha Elizabeth Boeding. Elizabeth was born on 7 Mar 1895 in St. Lucas and died in Apr 1985 in Fort Atkinson at age 90. They had ten children.

5-Myra Lensing died young.

5-Daniel Lensing was born on 21 Mar 1921 in Festina and died in May 1974 at age 53. Daniel married Dorothy Kapler on 21 May 1947 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Waucoma. Dorothy was born on 3 Oct 1924 in Cresco. They had four children.

6-Wayne Lensing was born on 27 Feb 1948.

6-Sherry Lensing was born on 6 Apr 1952. Sherry married Thomas Haye on 10 Apr 1976. Thomas was born on 4 Feb 1950. They had one daughter.

7-Heather Haye was born on 14 Apr 1974.

6-David Lensing was born on 18 Aug 1956. David married Sue Steward. Sue was born on 9 May 1957. They had four children.

7-Kimberly Lensing was born on 18 Jun 1975.

7-David Lensing Jr. was born on 11 Oct 1976.

7-Danielle Lensing was born on 15 Dec 1979.

7-Angela Lensing was born on 19 Feb 1984.

6-Calvin Lensing was born on 29 Oct 1957. He is the father of April Lensing, b. 24 Apr 1978.

5-Gordian John Lensing was born on 7 Jul 1922 in Festina, died on 25 Jun 2004 in Barthell Eastern Star Home at age 81, and was buried in St. John Cemetery, Fort Atkinson. Gordian married Valeria Marie Imoehl on 24 Jun 1946 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of Frank Theodore Imoehl and Angela Hageman. Valeria was born on 9 Mar 1923 in Festina and died on 7 Oct 1985 at age 62. They had seven children. They farmed near Calmar, Festina and Fort Atkinson.

6-Lyle Lensing was born on 10 Jan 1949 in Decorah.

6-Leroy Lensing was born on 19 Jul 1950 and died on 7 Jul 1951.

6-Loren Lensing was born on 1 Aug 1951. Loren married Elaine G. Eidenschink on 13 Oct 1973. Elaine was born on 1 Feb 1951.

6-Leallan R. Lensing was born on 21 Jan 1953.

6-Earl Stephen Lensing was born on 17 Feb 1956 in Fort Atkinson. Earl married Cynthia Rae Rausch on 13 Jun 1980 in Fort Atkinson, daughter of Raymond Melvin (Raynie) Rausch and Lois Ann Martin. Cynthia was born on 19 Feb 1954. They had five children.

7-Rachel Ann Lensing was born on 1 Jun 1981 in Decorah.

7-Jennifer Lyn Lensing was born on 1 May 1982 in La Crosse.

7-Natalie Lois Lensing was born on 13 Jan 1988 in Decorah.

7-Patience Elizabeth Lensing was born on 1 Aug 1991 in Decorah.

7-Raymond Earl Lensing was born on 28 Mar 1993 in Decorah.

6-Neil Lensing was born on 24 Oct 1958. Neil married Karla Kay Anderson on 19 Sep 1979. Karla was born on 14 Mar 1958. They had three children.

7-Kristal M. Lensing was born on 28 Jan 1980.

7-Renee E. Lensing was born in 1982. Renee married Ryan J. Bullerman on 11 Jun 2005 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, son of Joseph Vincent Bullerman and Marcia Kaye Linderbaum. Ryan was born on 1 Aug 1980.

7-Sara Lensing was born on 7 Apr 1989.

6-Amy Lensing was born on 21 Nov 1960. Amy married Roger Kramme on 5 Jul 1980. Roger was born on 5 Sep 1960.

Gordian next married Gladys Marie Timp on 31 May 1991, daughter of William J. Timp and Louise H. Wenthold. Gladys was born on 12 Sep 1926 in Calmar, died on 9 Apr 2002 in Winneshiek County Medical Center at age 75, and was buried in St. John Cem., Clonmel, Sedgwick Co., KS. In 1956 they moved to their farm near Fort Atkinson and the Paul Gerleman family moved to the farm they vacated. She is referred to as Gladys Huber-Lensing in her obit.

5-Roman E. Lensing was born on 1 Nov 1923 in Festina. Roman married Ruth Esther Blackford on 5 Nov 1947. Ruth was born on 24 Feb 1930. They had seven children.

6-Dr. Thomas Joseph Lensing was born on 27 Jan 1949. Thomas married Bonnie Jean Thingvold on 3 Aug 1968. Bonnie was born on 1 May 1950. They had three children.

7-Candy Lensing was born on 8 Sep 1969. Candy married John Michael Power.

7-Cory Lensing was born on 13 Aug 1978.

7-Steve Lensing attended Iowa State University at Ames. Steve Lensing, son of Dr. and Mrs. T. J. Lensing.

6-Colleen Marie Lensing was born on 3 Aug 1950 in Calmar. Colleen married Dale LeRoy Snyder on 19 Apr 1966. They had two children.

7-Ronnie Leroy Snyder was born on 19 Apr 1966. Ronnie married Lorie Kelly. Lorie was born on 27 Jul 1966. They had two children.

8-Steven Snyder was born on 12 Jun 1983.

8-Joshua Snyder was born on 22 Jun 1984.

7-Roxanne Marie Snyder was born on 27 Nov 1968. Roxanne had one son.

8-Roman Michael Snyder was born on 12 Feb 1990.

Colleen next married Bernard D. (Bernie) Coonradt. Bernard was born on 22 Jul 1942. They had two children.

7-Robert Dean Coonradt was born on 9 Sep 1970 in Calmar. Robert married and had a daughter.

8-Narashia Coonradt was born on 14 May 1990.

7-William Henry Coonradt was born on 12 Jan 1973. William married and had a daughter.

8-Samanthia Coonradt was born on 22 Sep 1992.

Colleen next married Richard John Buechler on 9 Aug 1980. Richard was born in 1937.

6-Rebecca Kay Lensing was born on 20 Apr 1952. Rebecca married Mark Richard Yerrington on 30 Nov 1974. Mark was born on 6 Jan 1949. They had two children.

7-Russell Edward Yerrington was born on 22 Dec 1977.

7-Jessica Ann Yerrington was born on 8 Jan 1986.

6-Ronald Edward Lensing was born on 25 Nov 1953. Ronald married Constance Sue (Connie) Riha, daughter of Donald F. Riha and Rose M. Constance was born on 26 May 1957. They had two children.

7-Tara Rose Lensing was born on 14 Jul 1976.

7-Troy Edward Lensing was born on 22 Jun 1976.

6-Carl D. Lensing was born on 17 Oct 1959.

6-William Lensing was born in 1955 and died in Oct 1971 in Fort Atkinson at age 16. He was killed in a two-car collision about 4 p.m. Sunday, one and one-half miles southwest of Fort {Atkinson on highway 24, were Dewey Barth, 34; his wife, Ellen Ruth, 26, and their daughter Laura, 2, of Decorah, and William Lensing, 16, of Calmar, Henry Lensing, and Debbie Krall, 20, of Calmar.
Surviving, in addition to their parents, are four brothers, Thomas, Ronald, Anthony and
Carl, and a sister, Mrs. Bemie Coonrodt of Decorah.

6-Henry Lensing was born in 1956 and died in Oct 1971 in Fort Atkinson at age 15.

5-Bruno Hugo Lensing was born on 22 Jun 1927 in Festina. He graduated from Loras College. He was empoyed at the State Mental Health Institute at Independence. In 1969 he was the financial secretary of the KC Council in Cedar Falls. Bruno married Lois Ann Simmons on 27 Dec 1951 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, daughter of Milo Simmons. Lois was born in 1932.

5-Beatrice (Bea) Lensing was born in 1928 in Festina. Beatrice married Victor Albert Timp, son of William J. Timp and Louise H. Wenthold. Victor was born on 9 Nov 1922 in Calmar. They had four children.

6-Kenneth Daniel Timp was born on 21 Apr 1950. Kenneth married Joanne Marie Scholbrock on 20 Feb 1982 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of John William Scholbrock and Dorothy Ann Snyder. Joanne was born on 27 May 1959. They had three children.

7-Kendra Marie Timp was born on 16 Nov 1982.

7-Kerri Jo Timp was born on 25 Jan 1984. Kerri married Dustin Michael Hammersland on 16 Jun 2007 in St. Aloysius. Dustin was born in 1983.

7-Victoria Elizabeth Timp was born on 12 Jul 1988.

6-Harvey Aldin Timp was born on 4 May 1954. Harvey married Clarice Ann Kuennen on 24 Mar 1973, daughter of Clarence Victor Kuennen and Geneva Mathilda Huinker. Clarice was born on 12 Apr 1955. They had four children.

7-Kristi S. Timp was born on 17 Sep 1973.

7-Ryan M. Timp was born on 31 Oct 1977.

7-Nicole E. Timp was born on 11 Dec 1978.

7-Brandon Harvey Timp was born on 5 Dec 1983.

6-David Joseph Timp was born in 1961.

6-Steven Victor Timp was born in 1963 in Calmar. Steven married Jolene Katherine Pitzenberger on 10 Jun 1988, daughter of Rudolph Matthew Pitzenberger and Viola M. Chipera. Jolene was born on 21 Jun 1965.

5-Stephen A. Lensing was born on 3 Nov 1928 in Festina. Stephen married Arlene Julia Bruess on 6 Oct 1953 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, daughter of John Chris Bruess and Caroline Helen Bodensteiner. Arlene was born on 19 Apr 1933 in St. Lucas. They had ten children.

6-Mary Lou Lensing was born on 8 Dec 1954. Mary married Melvin Hackman on 1 Apr 1978, son of Leonard (Leo) Hackman and Rita Ruth Leibold. Melvin was born on 13 Aug 1948. They had two children.

7-Brian Hackman was born on 23 Nov 1980.

7-Andrew was born on 27 Apr 1984.

6-Debra Lensing was born on 30 Nov 1955. Debra married Thomas Eichenberger on 23 Oct 1976. Thomas was born on 11 Mar 1955. They had two children.

7-Adam Eichenberger was born on 28 Mar 1977.

7-Thomas Eichenberger was born on 20 Sep 1978.

6-Laura Lensing was born on 19 Apr 1957. Laura married Leon Alois Lechtenberg, son of Lawrence Henry Lechtenberg and Thecla Mary Gerleman. Leon was born on 3 Jan 1950 in Spilleville. They had three children.

7-Scott Lee Lechtenberg was born on 24 Mar 1981 in Decorah and died on 24 Mar 1981.

7-Terri Jo Lechtenberg was born on 8 Apr 1982.

7-Brent Lee Lechtenberg was born on 3 Feb 1986.

6-Joan Lensing was born on 3 Jul 1958. Joan married Robert Tupy on 22 Nov 1980, son of Linus A. Tupy and Rose Hageman. Robert was born on 29 Dec 1958. They had two children.

7-Nicole Tupy was born on 29 Sep 1983.

7-Lisa Tupy was born on 5 Aug 1989.

6-Rodney Lensing was born on 20 Sep 1959. Rodney married Michelle Kuboushek on 11 Sep 1982. Michelle was born on 1 Jun 1961. They had seven children.

Morgan Elizabeth Lensing and Nathan James Lensing, infant children of Rod and Michelle Lensing received the Sacrament of Baptism on Sunday, February 13, 1994 St. Aloysius Catholic Church. for Morgan were Melvin and Mary Lou Hackman and Sue Teslow. for Nathan were Tim and Denise Huber and Laura Lechtenberg. Dinner was hosted by Rod and Michelle Lensing and family following in the church basement. Those attending included grandparents, Leonard Betty Kuboushek, Ridgeway; Stephen and Arlene Lensing and Julius Calmar; great grandmother, Rose Kuboushek, Cresco.

7-Michael Lensing was born on 12 Dec 1987.

7-Mark Lensing Twin was born on 10 Dec 1988.

7-Michala Lensing was born on 10 Dec 1988. She was a senior homecoming attendant with Adam Hageman in 2006.

7-Keith Lensing was born on 14 Apr 1990.

7-Garrett Lensing was born on 2 Aug 1991.

7-Morgan Elizabeth Lensing was born on 2 Jan 1994.

7-Nathan James Lensing (Twin) was born on 2 Jan 1994.

6-Donna Lensing was born on 4 Nov 1960. Donna married Richard Leo Hackman on 11 Sep 1982, son of Leonard (Leo) Hackman and Rita Ruth Leibold. Richard was born on 14 Mar 1957 in Fort Atkinson. They had three children.

7-Jill Marie Hackman was born on 21 Oct 1983. Jill married Brock Helgerson on 26 Jun 2004.

7-Luke Hackman was born on 13 Jun 1986.

7-Neil Hackman was born on 10 May 1992.

6-Samuel Lensing was born on 4 Feb 1963. Sam married Heather Hendricks. Heather was born on 22 May 1968. They had one daughter.

7-Leia Mae Lensing was born on 21 Dec 1992.

6-Suzanne Lensing was born on 21 Oct 1964. Suzanne married Gary Teslow on 14 Sep 1991. Gary was born on 4 Apr 1951.

6-Rick Lensing was born on 25 Oct 1966.

6-Arthur R. Lensing was born on 29 May 1968. Arthur married Jean Bauercamper on 1 Dec 1990. Jean was born on 10 Jun 1971 in Waukon.

5-Roche Lensing was born on 6 Sep 1930 in Festina and died on 21 Mar 1981 in Calmar at age 50. Roche married Marian Julia Reicks on 25 Sep 1954, daughter of Victor Reicks and Mary Heying. Marian was born on 10 Apr 1934. They had 12 children.

6-Wanda Mary Lensing was born in Aug 1955. Wanda married Duane Cole. Duane was born in Sep 1951. They had three children.

7-Rochelle M. Cole was born in 1978.

7-Lindsey A. Cole was born in 1979.

7-Devin Arthur Cole was born in 1984.

6-Marvin Victor Lensing was born in Dec 1956. Marvin married LaDeane Rena Bouska, daughter of Francis Charles Bouska and Pauline Emma Frana. LaDeane was born in 1963. They had two children.

7-Brad Roche Lensing was born in Oct 1981. Brad married Maria Teresa Blanco on 20 Aug 2004 in Tennessee.

7-Cassandra Sue Lensing was born in 1984.

6-Joseph Stephen Lensing was born in 1958. Joseph married Debra Ott.

6-Howard Ardwin Lensing was born in Apr 1959. Howard married Renee Wagner.

6-Ivan Gordon Lensing was born in May 1961. Ivan married Jacqueline Marie Glass. They had a daughter, Heather.

6-Irene Verda Lensing was born in 1962. Irene married David Novak.

6-Russell Francis Lensing was born in Jul 1963. Russell married Teddie Jo Slifka. Teddie was born in Dec 1963.

6-Wanita Dorothy Lensing was born in 1964. Wanita married Bruce M. Phillips. Bruce was born in 1961.

6-Ernest Roman Lensing was born in Nov 1965 in Fort Atkinson. Ernest married Sherri Hageman, daughter of LaVerne J. Hageman and Alice J. Riggs. Sherri was born on 7 May 1967. They had two children.

7-Emily Rose Lensing was born on 17 Nov 1992.

7-Jessica Lensing was born on 10 Jan 1995.

6-Eugene Neal Lensing was born in May 1967.

6-Andrew Donald Lensing was born in Mar 1970. Andrew married Jill Therese. Jill was born in Feb 1969.

6-Tamara Luella Lensing was born in 1978.

5-Mary Myra Lensing was born in 1935. Mary married Raymond S. Mulligan on 11 Jun 1955 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Raymond was born in Minnesota. They had one son: Brent Raymond.

6-Brent Raymond Mulligan was born on 11 Dec 1963.

5-Verda A. Lensing was born on 8 Aug 1937. Verda married Harlan J. Mikota in Jun 1958 in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Harlan was born in 1937.

4-Hugo Henry Lensing was born on 26 Mar 1895 in Festina and died on 20 Sep 1979 in Fort Atkinson at age 84. His draft registration shows he was a farm hand and single. Hugo married Mathilda R. Schrandt on 5 Nov 1923, daughter of August J. Schrandt and Mary Schneberger. Mathilda was born on 13 Mar 1906 in Festina and died on 11 Jul 2001 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 95. They had eight children.

She is survived by four sons: Gabriel of Torrence, CA, Vince of Decorah, James of Fort Atkinson, and Stan of Decorah; three daughters: Loretta Russell of North Pole, AK, Lillian Gerdes of Tucson, AZ, and Judy Mae Lensing of Des Moines; and one sister: Regina Burr of Garnavillo.

5-Gabriel Lensing was born in 1924 in Festina. Gabriel married Martha E. Duncan. Martha was born in 1924. They had three children: Gabriel John, Michael Edward, and Sondra Lucein.

By 1950 they moved to Los Angeles.

6-Gabriel John Lensing was born on 2 Apr 1950 in Los Angeles. Gabriel married Maria S.

6-Michael Edward Lensing was born on 15 Mar 1954 in Los Angeles. Michael married Teri B. Ladouceur on 13 Aug 1977 in Los Angeles. Teri was born in 1955.

6-Sondra Lucein Lensing (Twin) was born on 15 Mar 1954 in Los Angeles. Sondra married James F. Cushing on 2 Aug 1975 in San Diego. James was born in 1955.

5-Marie Lensing was born in 1927 in Festina, died in Mar 1957 in Calmar at age 30, and was buried in Mt. Calvary. Marie married James Clarence Strub. James was born in 1929. After her schooling she was employed at the Meyer Grocery in Calmar and six years ago she left for Dubuque where she was employed as a bookkeeper for Montgomery Ward until her marriage to James Strub. He survives with two children. Also surviving are her parents, four brothers and three sisters, Gabe Lensing, Lawndale, Calif.; Pfc. Stan Lensing, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; Vincent and James of Festina; Miss Lori Lensing, Ravvlins, Wyo.; Mrs. Jim (Lillian) Gerdes of Sunset Beach, Calif., and Miss Judy Lensing, Festina.

5-Loretta Lensing was born on 8 May 1932. Loretta married Richard Russell. Richard was born in 1931.

5-Lillian Anna Lensing was born on 8 Jul 1933. Lillian married James Gerdes. They had four children.

6-Heather L. Gerdes was born on 15 Jan 1959 in Orange Co., California.

6-Julia A. Gerdes

6-John Corder Gerdes

6-Jeffrey C. Gerdes was born on 29 Oct 1964 in Los Angeles.

5-James A. Lensing was born on 6 May 1936. Army Pfc. James A. Lensing served with the 663rd field artillery battalion on Okinawa. He was an ammunition specialist. James married Karleen Kay.

James next married Alice F. Hageman, daughter of Edmund Herman Hageman and Mary. Alice was born on 13 Aug 1945.

5-Stanley J. Lensing was born on 5 Dec 1938 in Festina. He served in the Marines and was stationed at Camp Pendleton. Stanley married Marlys Kruse on 27 Nov 1963, daughter of Arnold G. Kruse and Doris Goddard. Marlys was born on 27 Oct 1945 in New Hampton. They had two children.

6-Dale Lee Lensing was born on 2 Nov 1964 in Decorah. Dale married Lisa Nguyen on 13 Jun 1987.

6-Lisa Lensing was born on 18 Dec 1967 in Decorah. Lisa married Lanny Hart on 26 Oct 1991. Lanny was born on 6 Aug 1969.

5-Judy Mae Lensing was born on 10 Sep 1942.

4-Arthur G. Lensing was born on 10 May 1897 in Festina and died in Oct 1982 in Phoenix, Arizona at age 85. His draft card shows he was a farmer in Calmar. His nearest relative was Lizzie Lensing. He was not found in the 1930 census under Lansing or Lensing. No death certificate was found in Arizona.

4-Aloysius Roman Lensing was born on 9 Aug 1899 and died on 21 Apr 1990 at age 90. His draft card shows he was employed by John Cremer as a farm laborer on his farm in Calmar. His nearest relative was Mrs. Lizzie Lensing of Calmar. In the 1925 census he names his mother as Elizabeth Fenamy. Aloysius married Agnes Elizabeth Gerleman on 26 Sep 1932, daughter of Ferdinand F. (Ferd) Gerleman and Magdelena Klemmer. Agnes was born on 9 Sep 1904 in St. Lucas, died on 30 Oct 1993 in Postville at age 89, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had three children: Marlene M., Dennis J., and Lloyd. They farmed in the Festina area and moved to Postville in 1973. They raised twin girls; Connie-(Ricke) and her husband, Frank "Bud" Woodson of New Hampton, and Carmen (Ricke) and her husband, Ed Tilkes. of North Washington.

5-Marlene M. Lensing was born in Jan 1943. Marlene married Robert L. Pins. Robert was born in Nov 1938. They had three children.

6-Michelle H. Pins was born in Sep 1962.

6-Holly Pins

6-Theodore R. Pins was born in 1979.

5-Dennis J. Lensing was born in Dec 1944. Dennis married Clara Marie Walz. Clara was born in 1951.

5-Lloyd Lensing was born in Oct 1947. Lloyd married Jean M.

3-Frances Cremer was born in 1867 in Festina. She died as a Franciscan postulant in 1886 in Sparta, Wisconsin.

3-Pauline Josephine Cremer was born in 1869 in Iowa, died in 1948 at age 79, and was buried in St. Aloysious Cemetery, Calmar. Pauline married Joseph William Gerleman on 26 Oct 1896 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, son of Wilhelm Eberhardt Gerlemann and Catharina Schones. Joseph was born on 14 Dec 1871 in Senica, Kansas, died on 23 May 1964 in Seneca at age 92, and was buried in St. Aloysious Cemetery, Calmar. They had four children.

In 1900 they lived in Calmar. Living with them was eighteen year old George Balk, employed as a servant. In 1920-1925 they still lived in Calmar. On 28 Oct 1945, they celebrtated their 50th wedding annivesary with a renewal of vows at St Aloysius Church in Calmar.

4-Edmund Elmer Gerleman was born on 15 Aug 1899, died on 29 Mar 1992 in Calmar at age 92, and was buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Calmar. His draft registration shows he was employed on the farm of Joseph Gerleman in Calmar. Edmund married Cecelia Kuennen on 8 Sep 1931, daughter of Henry Wenzeslaus Kuennen and Mary Elizabeth Boeding. Cecelia was born on 5 Apr 1911 in St. Lucas and died after 2008. They had seven children.

5-Paul Joseph (Joey) Gerleman was born on 3 Oct 1932 in Decorah. Paul married Rita Elizabeth Kriener on 25 Aug 1953 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, daughter of Frank (Chris) Kriener and Cecelia Kruse. Rita was born on 13 Jun 1935, died on 5 Mar 2006 in Decorah at age 70, and was buried in St. Benedict's Cemetery. They had seven children.

6-Floyd Edmund Gerleman was born on 20 Oct 1954. Floyd married Danna Krambeer. Danna was born on 15 Feb 1961. They had one son: Garrett Paul.

Floyd next married Pamela J. Feit Grundbarg on 1 Apr 1990, daughter of Mr. Feit and Gladys. Pamela was born in 1958. They had two children: Samatha and Nicholas.

6-Duane J. Gerleman was born on 9 Jan 1956. Duane married Viola M. McCormack. Viola was born on 7 Oct 1954. They had two children: Grant and Reece.

6-Kevin L. Gerleman was born on 21 Feb 1957 in West Union. Kevin married Sharon A. Holthaus. Sharon was born on 5 Nov 1961. They had one son: Adam John.

6-Loren P. Gerleman was born on 6 Mar 1961 in Calmar. Loren married Stephainie McPherson. Stephainie was born on 6 Sep 1963. They had two children: Brandon and McKensie.

6-Susan M. Gerleman was born on 23 Feb 1964 in Iowa. Susan married Dean Roger Vrba. Dean was born on 12 May 1966.

6-Karen Gerleman was born on 14 Aug 1968. Karen married Duane James Martin on 28 Jan 1978 in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, son of A. W. Martin. Duane was born on 5 Feb 1957. They had five children. They farmed near Fayette.

7-Brian Matthew Martin was born on 20 Aug 1978.

7-Linda K. Martin was born on 24 Oct 1979.

7-Laura J. Martin was born on 19 Mar 1981.

7-Grant Martin was born on 25 Sep 1987.

7-Reece Martin was born on 24 Aug 1991.

6-Bruce J. Gerleman was born on 7 Mar 1974 in Decorah.

5-Marie Gerleman was born on 18 Feb 1935. Marie married Ronald Kreitzer. Ronald was born on 24 Aug 1932. They had three children.

6-Dale Kreitzer was born on 27 Oct 1958. Dale married Jean Smith. Jean was born on 25 Jun 1961. They had three children: Jennifer, Laura, and Ryan Dale.

6-Keith Kreitzer was born on 26 Jun 1961.

6-Julie Kreitzer was born in 1970 and died on 13 Jun 1978 at age 8.

5-Edna Gerleman was born on 17 Feb 1937. Edna married Robert Franke. Robert was born on 7 Oct 1931. They had four children.

6-Michael Franke was born on 9 May 1960. Michael married Michelle Gilbert. Michelle was born on 4 Nov 1960. Michael next married Deniz Moore. They had two children: Bianca and Brandon.

6-John Franke was born on 18 Jun 1961. John married Judy Rozer. They had one daughter, Claire Sara.

6-David Franke was born on 3 Jul 1962. David married Jane Eastman. They had one daughter, Lauren Jane.

6-Patrick Franke was born on 27 Aug 1963. Patrick married Melanie Nelson. They had two children: Jeffrey and Sara.

5-Margaret Gerleman was born on 31 Oct 1938. Margaret married Robert M. Koenigsfield. Robert was born on 20 Mar 1930.

5-Mardell Gerleman was born on 25 Mar 1940. Mardell married Lawrence Dean Concoran in Jun 1964 in Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workingman in La Crosse, son of Donald Concoran. Lawrence was born on 23 Apr 1936. They had four children: Laurie, Kevin, Brian, and Mary.

5-Betty Gerleman was born on 27 Sep 1941. Betty married George Patrick (Pat) Weigel. George was born on 17 Mar 1937 and died on 11 Nov 1989 in Iowa at age 52. They had four children: Stephen, Susan, Michelle, and Michael Patrick.

5-Phyllis Mary Gerleman was born on 4 Sep 1945 in Minnesota. She was the maid of honor for her sister, Mardell's marriage in 1964. Phyllis married Ronald Leo Prybelski. Ronald was born on 22 Mar 1946. They had two children: Ann Marie and Adam Louis.

4-Lauretta M. Gerleman was born on 16 Mar 1903 in Calmar and died on 29 Jul 1999 in Cresco at age 96. The obit of her brother, Edmund, names his sister as Laura Hageman of Cresco. Lauretta married Alphonse J. Hageman, son of Henry Hageman and Caroline Tekippe. Alphonse was born on 11 Apr 1908 in Festina and died on 26 Feb 1995 in Cresco at age 86. They had four children.

5-Lawrence A. Hageman was born in 1936 in Cresco. Lawrence married Gladys M. She was born in 1940.

5-Irma Anna Hageman was born on 8 Jun 1926.

5-Eugene A. Hageman was born on 23 Jan 1931. Eugene married Imogene (Jeanne) Bohr, daughter of Anton Clemens Bohr and Mathilda Theresa Hageman. Imogene was born on 3 Apr 1940. They had two children: Patricia J. and Adam J.

5-Wilfred Hageman was born on 28 Jun 1941 and died on 2 Dec 2003 in Bend, Deschutes Co., Oregon at age 62. Wilfred married Judith Ann (Judy) Leigh on 4 Nov 1967. Judith was born on 28 Sep 1946. They had two children: Brenda Marie and John Scott.

4-Florence Marie Gerleman was born on 3 Jun 1906 in Calmar and died in Apr 1982 in Ossian at age 75. Florence married Raymond Hageman, son of Henry Hageman and Caroline Tekippe. Raymond was born on 3 Jan 1906 in Ossian and died on 19 May 1985 in Ossian at age 79. They had five children.

5-Ronald H. Hageman was born on 9 Jun 1939 in Calmar. Ronald married Catherine A. Flaherty, daughter of John L. Flaherty and Mildred. Catherine was born on 13 Feb 1939. They had one daughter: Jenny M.

5-Delbert Joseph Hageman was born on 10 Nov 1940. He was employed at the Richard Wiltgen Construction Co., in Calmar. Delbert married Mary Ann Hackman on 19 Jun 1962 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of Orthmar G. Hackman and Florence Luzum. Mary was born on 27 Nov 1943 in Festina. They had nine children.

6-Jeffery Hageman was born on 7 May 1963. Jeffery married Robin Reisner on 21 Nov 1985. Robin was born on 23 Jan 1967. They had two children: Melissa and Matthew.

6-Nancy Hageman was born on 4 Jan 1964. Nancy married Jeffrey J. Uhlenhake. Jeffrey was born on 17 Nov 1961. They had three children: Bryan, Travis, and Julie Ann.

6-Sharon Marie Hageman was born on 23 Apr 1965. Sharon married Bruce Anthony Kleve on 15 Sep 1984 in Ossian, son of Marvin John Kleve and Alvera Linda Tillman. Bruce was born on 3 Apr 1963. They had four children: Danielle Marie, Derek Anthony, Katlin Mary, and Kimberly Ann.

6-Lowell James Hageman was born on 10 Feb 1966.

6-Gary Hageman was born on 30 May 1966 and died on 5 Jun 1966.

6-Michael Delbert Hageman was born on 29 Sep 1967. Michael married Karla Elaine Knutsen on 25 Sep 1993 in St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian, daughter of Howard Knutsen and Elaine. Karla was born on 15 Feb 1973.

6-Barbara Hageman was born on 16 Aug 1968.

6-Sarah Hageman was born on 6 Jan 1972. Sarah married Michael Buchheit on 30 Nov 1991, son of Elmer I. Buchheit and Jeanette A. Hackman. Michael was born on 10 Jan 1971. They had one son: Nathan.

6-Connie Hageman was born on 9 Jan 1979.

5-Gertrude Angela Hageman was born on 13 Oct 1942. Gertrude married Paul B. Kuennen, son of Edward Henry Kuennen and Emma Angela Buchheit. Paul was born on 9 Aug 1942. They had four children.

6-Lynn Kuennen was born on 6 Sep 1964. Lynn married Richard Ptacek on 3 Sep 1983, son of Clement A. Ptacek and Shirley Ann Kramer. Richard was born on 18 Jan 1959. They had one daughter: Elizabeth.

6-Julie Mae Kuennen was born on 31 May 1966.
Julie married Robert Duane Franzen on 6 Jul 1991, son of Albert George Franzen and Irene Minnie Croatt. Robert was born on 3 Dec 1965. They had one son: Grant.

6-Shiela J. Kuennen was born in 1976.

6-Jacqueline A. Kuennen was born on 1 Aug 1976. Jacqueline married Brad Smuck.

5-Herbert A. (Herb) Hageman was born on 19 Aug 1944. Herbert married Mary Ellen Breitsprecher, daughter of Lyle Breitsprecher and Mildred Svendson. Mary was born on 16 Apr 1947 in Ossian. They had three children.

6-Amy Marie Hageman

6-Leah K. Hageman married Troy Anderson on 3 Sep 2005.

6-Christopher J. Hageman was born on 12 Oct 1977.

5-Roger R. Hageman was born on 23 May 1947 in lives in Ossian. Roger married Joyce Miller, daughter of Jospeh and Leona A. Miller. Joyce was born on 7 Sep 1950. They had one daughter.

6-Amanda Jo Hageman was born on 12 Jul 1981. Amanda married Chad Michael Humpal on 9 Sep 2006 in St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian, son of David Arnold Humpal and Kathy Lorraine Ott. Chad was born on 6 Jan 1977.

4-Viola Marie Gerleman was born on 31 Dec 1910 in Calmar and died on 31 Dec 1999 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota at age 89. Viola married Roman Cyril Elpert, son of Joseph Elpert and Jennie Wolf. Roman was born on 9 Apr 1904 in Dolton, Turner Co., South Dakota and died on 11 Mar 1995 in Bridgewater, McCook Co., South Dakota at age 90.

3-Joseph Cremer was born in 1872 in Festina.

3-William Edward Henry Cremer was born on 15 Jan 1875 in Festina, died on 26 June 1955 in Nome, Alaska and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery. He never married. His draft card shows he was living at a motel in Seattle. He was an unemployed miner. His nearest relative was Caroline Cremer of Calmar, Iowa. In 1930, he lived in Cape Nome, Alaska Terriroty. William Edward Henry Cremer passed away Sunday at the Pioneers Home where he had resided since April 15th of this year. A resident of Alaska since mid 1901, Mr. Cremer was born Jan. 14, 1875 at Festina, Iowa. He served as deputy U.S. marshall in Alaska from 1925 to 1933, covering the area from Pt Barrow to the Aleutian Islands. His home was in Nome, where he followed the mining business. He is survived by two brothers, L. A. Cremer of Everett and George Cremer of Seattle. Funeral arrangements have been pending word from his brothers.Today information was received that L. A. Cremer will arrive here Tuesday. Masonic rites will be conducted by Mt. Vestovia Lodge, F. & AM at the Pioneers' Home Chapel. All members of the Masonic Lodge and Order of Eastern Star are requested to attend.

3-George Michael Cremer was born on 27 Sep 1877 in Calmar, died 10 May 1958 in Everett, Snohomish Co., Washington. On 5 Apr 1922 he received a passport for a trip to Siberia, Japan and China. He stated that he had been employed in Canada and lived in Seattle. He was in the mining industry.

3-John Barney Cremer was born in Feb 1880 in Festina and died after 1930 in Montana?.

3-Louis A. Cremer was born in Mar 1882 in Festina. Louis married Signa H. Signa was born in 1895. They had one son: Stewart Alan.

In 1930 they lived in Beverly Park, Snohomish Co., Washington where he was a barber.

4-Stewart Alan Cremer was born on 15 Dec 1920 in Washington and died on 11 Dec 2007 in Tulsa, Tulsa Co., Oklahoma at age 86. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1942. He enlisted at Ft. Lewis, Washington on 25 May 1944 and served as a Private in the Air Corps. Stewart married Maxine Marie Darden on 24 Jul 1947 in Enid, Oklahoma. Maxine was born on 23 Jun 1923. They had one son.

5-Steven N. Cremer was born in 1957 in Tulsa.

3-Charles Alphonse Cremer was born on 29 Jul 1884 in Festina. Charles married Emma Regina Nockels on 25 Jul 1918 in Calmar, daughter of Frank Nockels and Caroline Mary Budke. Emma was born on 17 Jun 1886 in Spilleville, and died in Oct 1978 in Miles City, Custer Co., Montana at age 92. They had two children.

4-Robert Charles Cremer was born on 20 Feb 1920 in Calmar. Robert married Agnes K. Hafla. They had five children, all born in Miles City.

5-Sheila Rae Cremer was born 31 Jan 1946 in Miles City. She married Bruce Ross Walrath on 20 Jun 1970 at Sacred Heart Church, Miles City. Bruce was born on 12 Oct 1945. They have three children.

5-Robert Lee (Bob) Cremer was born 27 Apr 1950. He married Eileen Terhaar on 26 Oct 1974 at Sacred Heart. They have three children. The marriage ended in divorce.

5-Charles Kevin (Chuck) Cremer was born 4 Nov 1956. He married Jeanette Taylor on 23 Aug 1980 at Sacred Heart. She was born 20 May 1957. They have three children.

5-James Craig Cremer was born 23 Jan 1961. He married Dannette Dighans on 8 Jun 1985 at Sacred Heart. They have two children.

5-Marc Anthony Cremer was born 12 Dec 1962. He married Mary Reynolds on 30 Jun 1990 in Troy, Montana. Mary was born on 25 Jan 1961. They have three children.

4-Donald Henry Cremer was born on 20 May 1923 in Plevna, Fallon Co., Montana, died on 15 Aug 2005 in Niland, Imperial Co., California at age 82, and was buried in Larkin Sunset Gardens. Donald married Hoyland Priscilla (Simi) Simison on 23 Jun 1951 in Salt Lake City. Hoyland was born on 3 Oct 1928 in Indiana and died on 5 Nov 1993 in Sandy, Salt Lake Co., Utah at age 65. They had three children: Catherine, Carol Lynn, and Donald Hoyland. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in World War II and retired from the United States Postal Service in 1980. An accomplished musician, he instilled the love of music in his children and grandchildren.

Donald next married Patricia Sisemore on 16 Feb 1996.

5-Catherine Cremer married Dennis Jones. They had two children.

6-Carianne Hoyland Jones

6-Caitlyn Aimee Jones

5-Carol Lynn Cremer was born in 1956.

5-Donald Hoyland Cremer was born on 5 Aug 1952 in Salt Lake City, died on 10 May 2006 in Phoenix at age 53, and was buried in Larkin Sunset Gardens. Donald married Maryanne Stahl on 6 Apr 1977. They had one daughter.

6-Brandi Rae Cremer married Cameron Bills.

2-Caroline Cremer was born in 1837 in Prussia.

2-Joseph Cremer was born in 1839 in Prussia.


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