Descendants of Johan Herman Elsbernd



1- Johan Herman Elsbernd was born on 27 Mar 1770 in Legden, Isingort, Nordrhein-Westfalen and died on 20 Dec 1846 in Legden at age 76. Johan married Elisabeth Elpert on 5 Nov 1805 in Legden, daughter of Johann Gerhard Elpers and Anna Gertrude Laúkamp. Elisabeth was born on 13 Dec 1779 in Legden, Isingort, Nordrhein-Westfalen. They had four children.

2-Bernard Herman Elsbernd was born on 22 Dec 1806 in Legden, Isingort, Nordrhein-Westfalen and died on 4 Sep 1814 in Legden at age 7.

2-Anna Margaretha Catherin Elsbernd was born on 11 Feb 1810 in Legden, Isingort, Nordrhein-Westfalen.

2-Gerhard Herman Bernard Elsbernd was born on 21 Dec 1812 in Legden, Isingort, Nordrhein-Westfalen and died in 1888 in Legden at age 76. Gerhard married Maria Catharina Droppelmann. Maria was born on 12 Aug 1811 in Legden and died on 24 Mar 1840 in Legden at age 28. Gerhard next married Anna Katherine Heitkemper on 27 Jul 1841 in Isingort bie Wehr, Westphalen, daughter of Johann Gerhard Heitkemper and Anna Maria Feldkamp. Anna was born on 5 May 1819 in Legden, Wehr, Nordrhein-Westfalen and died on 6 Dec 1870 in Legden at age 51. They had ten children.

3-Maria Katherine Elsbernd was born on 7 Jul 1842 in Legden, Nordrhein-Westfalen and died about 1920 in Festina about age 78. Maria married Bernard Joseph Franz Moeller on 2 May 1871. Bernard was born in 1834 in Preußen. Maria next married Herman Gehling in 1889, son of Bernard Gehling and Elizabeth Bornemann. Herman was born on 12 May 1822 in Munster, Prussia, died on 19 Jul 1900 in Festina at age 78, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors.

3-Gerhard Heinrich Elsbernd was born on 13 Apr 1845 in Legden, Nordrhein-Westfalen.

3-Anna Maria Elsbernd was born on 10 Aug 1846 in Legden and died on 25 Aug 1846.

3-Gerhard Herman Elsbernd was born on 3 Mar 1848 in Legden and died on 30 Jan 1923 in Legden, Nordrhein-Westfalen at age 74.

3-Anna Maria Elsbernd was born on 16 Dec 1850 in Legden, Nordrhein-Westfalen and died on 18 Dec 1933 in Festina at age 83. Anna married Johann Bernard Joseph Heinrich Elpert, son of Josephus Elpert and Ann Margaretha Elisabeth Adelheu Róke. Johann was born on 20 Nov 1830 in Legden and died on 12 Mar 1900 in Festina at age 69. They had four children. Living with them in 1880 in Festina, was his sister, Frances, a
dressmaker, age 45; and Joeph Elsbernd, age 24.

4-John G. Elpert was born on 10 Jul 1873 in Winneshiek Co., Iowa and died on 11 Aug 1952 in Loyal, Clark Co., Wisconsin at age 79. John married Mary Tieskoetter on 7 Feb 1911 in Festina, daughter of Bernard Tieskoetter and Mary Anna Schrandt. Mary was born on 29 May 1885 in Festina and died on 15 Sep 1945 in Loyal at age 60. They had seven children.

5-Emma Elpert was born on 12 Dec 1911 in Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin and died on 24 May 1986 in Loyal, Clark Co., Wisconsin at age 74. Emma married John Anderson. John was born on 10 May 1908 and died on 9 May 1969 in Colby, Clark Co., Wisconsin at age 60. They had six children.

6-Marie B. Anderson

6-Peter J. Anderson

6-Beverly Ann Anderson was born on 7 Nov 1933 and died on 16 Mar 1962 at age 28.

6-Robert A. Anderson

6-Ida Margaret Anderson

6-Kathleen Anderson

5-Arnold A. Elpert was born on 31 Mar 1913 in Medford, Taylor Co., Wisocnsin and died on 31 Dec 1959 at age 46. He married Franziska Pommer. They had a daughter.

6-Mary Catherine Elpert married Jerome Mattison. They had one daughter.

5-Ewald Ozzie (Ozzie) Elpert was born on 25 Jul 1915 in Medford and died on 27 Sep 1976 in Unity, Marathon Co., Wisconsin at age 61. Ewald married Carmen Marie Schmidtke on 25 Jul 1947 in Neillsville, daughter of Paul Schmidtke and 6-James Elpert was born on 20 Feb 1948 and died on 20 Feb 1948.

6-William Elpert was born on 5 Jun 1949 and died on 4 Jun 1985 in Virginia at age 35.

6-Dennis P. Elpert was born on 9 Aug 1950. Dennis married Judy Skorr.

6-Darrell L. Elpert was born on 24 Aug 1951. Darrell married Judy Skorr.

6-Kenneth Raymond Elpert was born on 31 Aug 1955. Kenneth married Gayle Ann Jakobi on 3 Sep 1983 in Marathon Co., Wisconsin. Kenneth next married Linda Lou Reinart on 13 Jul 1996 in Clark Co., Wisconsin. Linda was born on 7 Feb 1952.

6-Richard Allen (Dick) Elpert was born on 29 Sep 1956. Richard married Vicky Lee Darge on 17 Sep 1983 in Clark Co., Wisconsin.

6-Anna Marie Elpert was born on 21 Jun 1957 and died in Jul 1957.

6-Thomas Edmund Elpert was born on 13 Aug 1959. Thomas married Sandra Jean Hamus on 14 Aug 1982 in Clark Co., Wisconsin. Sandra was born in 1960.

6-James Elpert was born on 15 Feb 1960. James married Renee Marie Brost on 23 May 1981 in Clark Co., Wisconsin.

6-Robert Allen Elpert was born on 1 Aug 1961. Robert married Debra Ann Jennings on 20 Sep 1997 in Clark Co., Wisconsin. Debra was born in 1956.

6-Susan Elpert was born on 5 Oct 1962. Susan married Jerome R. (Jerry) Hanfe.

6-Sandra J. Elpert was born on 2 Sep 1963. Sandra married Lorin Cliver.

5-Ida M. Elpert was born on 12 Mar 1917 in Medford and died on 17 May 1996 in Loyal at age 79. Ida married Ed Goodwin. Ed was born on 13 Dec 1907 and died on 23 Sep 1956 at age 48. They had three children.

6-John E. Goodwin

6-Janis Goodwin married Allen Miller.

6-Dale L. Goodwin Dale married Catharine Spurler.

5-Walter L. Elpert was born on 7 Aug 1918 and died on 5 Feb 2002 in Colby, Clark Co., Wisconsin at age 83.

5-Joseph Paul Elpert was born on 2 Mar 1921 and died on 17 Oct 2000 in Colby, Wisconsin at age 79. Joseph married Frances.

5-Francis A. Elpert was born on 21 Jun 1924 and died on 30 Jul 1994 in Loyal, Wisconsin at age 70.

4-Joseph Elpert was born on 22 Oct 1875 in Festina and died on 15 Sep 1942 in Dolton, Turner Co., South Dakota at age 66. Joseph married Jennie Wolf on 16 Jul 1902 in Dolton. Jennie was born on 10 Jan 1874 in Festina and died on 25 Jun 1957 at age 83. They had two children.

5-Roman Cyril Elpert 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. Roman married Viola Marie Gerleman, daughter of Joseph W. Gerleman and Pauline J. Cremer. Viola was born on 31 Dec 1910 in Calmar and died on 31 Dec 1999 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota at age 89.

5-Laurence Bernard Elpert was born on 21 Dec 1906 in Dolton, Turner Co., South Dakota, died on 13 Aug 1944 in France at age 37, and was buried in St. James Military Cemetery, France. Laurence married Ruby A. Benda. 4-Catharina Elpert was born on 2 Aug 1880 in Washington Twp. Winneshiek Co., Iowa and died on 9 Nov 1888 at age 8.

4-Bernard (Ben) Elpert was born on 21 Jan 1883 in Washington Twp. Winneshiek Co., Iowa and died on 31 Jul 1963 in Iowa at age 80. Bernard married Theresa Kessler. Theresa was born on 10 Jul 1891 and died on 7 Mar 1922 in Iowa at age 30. They had three children.

5-Irvin Charles Elpert was born on 15 Sep 1910 in Festina and died on 31 Mar 1983 in Rochester at age 72. Irvin married Caroline Ann Scholbrock on 29 Sep 1935 in Minnesota, daughter of Clemens Scholbrock and Anna Lechtenberg. Caroline was born on 3 Sep 1912 and died on 17 May 1998 in Rochester at age 85. They had seven children.

6-Norman Bernard Elpert was born on 26 Mar 1936 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Norman married Patricia Ann Deyo. They had four children.

7-Dawn Marie Elpert was born on 1 May 1956 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Dawn married John E. Davis on 25 Jun 1977 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. John was born in 1947.Dawn next married Jeffrey Paul Mickelson. They had one daughter.

8-Chelsea Marie Mickelson was born on 2 May 1987 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

7-Scott Joseph Elpert was born on 17 Jan 1958 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

7-Monte James Elpert was born on 28 Jul 1964 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Monte married Jenny L. Kramer on 20 Sep 1984 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Jenny was born in 1964.Monte next married Lorraine A. Magee on 23 Dec 1994 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Lorraine was born in 1964.

7-Shane Thomas Elpert was born on 2 Jul 1970 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

6-Janet Mathilda Elpert was born on 27 Aug 1937 in Rochester and died on 30 Apr 1998 in Rochester at age 60. Janet married Donald James Toogood. Donald was born in 1935. They had two children.

7-Kimberly Ann Toogood was born on 6 Jan 1959 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

7-Kevin James Toogood was born on 22 Apr 1962 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

6-Vivian Louise Elpert was born on 30 Nov 1938 in Rochester and died on 16 Feb 1999 in St. Paul at age 60. Vivian married John William Greening on 12 Apr 1958 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. John was born on 13 Dec 1934 and died on 8 Jul 1985 in Hastings, Minnesota at age 50. They had three children.

7-Susan Kay Greening was born on 13 Sep 1958 in Hennepin Co., Minnesota.

7-Jeffrey Joseph Greening was born on 25 Nov 1959 in Hennepin Co., Minnesota.

7-Brenda Ann Greening was born on 10 Jun 1964 in Hennepin Co., Minnesota.

6-Dwayne Clemens Elpert was born on 11 Oct 1942 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Dwayne married Mary Ann Spitzner on 20 Jan 1968 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Mary was born in 1943. They had two children.

7-Bradley Joseph Elpert was born on 15 Sep 1969 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Bradley married Lisa A. Koenigs on 22 May 1993 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Lisa was born in 1970.

7-Rhonda Marie Elpert was born on 8 Feb 1974 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

6-Karen Ann Elpert was born 11 ec 1944 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Karen married James David Zahradnik Sr. They had three children.

7-Deborah Marie Zahradnik was born on 13 Jul 1966 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

7-James David Zahradnik Jr. was born on 17 Feb 1968 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

7-Kristin Ann Zahradnik was born on 8 Jul 1977 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

6-Gayle Mary Elpert was born on 21 Mar 1951 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Gayle married Timothy Gerald Lowrie on 26 Dec 1980 in Minnesota, son of Fabian Lowrie and Shirley Amundson. Timothy was born on 8 Nov 1948. They had a son.

7-Jessie James Lowrie was born on 24 Jul 1983 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

6-Cheryl Marie Elpert was born on 11 Jun 1957 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Cheryl married Kevin Edward Kelly. They had four children.

7-Tracy Paul Kelly was born on 30 Sep 1987 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

7-Ryan Patrick Kelly was born on 4 Oct 1989 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

7-Michael John Kelly was born on 15 Feb 1992 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

7-Katie Ann Kelly was born on 9 Feb 1994 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

5-Louis Joseph Elpert was born on 6 Dec 1913 in Festina and died on 30 Aug 1995 in Decorah at age 81. Louis married Margaret A. Huber, daughter of William Henry Huber and Susan M. DeMuth. Margaret was born in 1917 in Festina, died on 30 Dec 2007 in Barthell Eastern Star Home in Decorah at age 90, and was buried in St. Benedict's Catholic Cemetery. They had three children.

6-William Elpert was born on 1 Jun 1941 and died in Nov 1970 at age 29. William married Dorothy.

6-Mary Ellen Elpert was born on 21 Mar 1939. Mary married ** Willard H. Holthaus. Willard was born on 9 Nov 1938. They had four children.

7-Mark W. Holthaus was born on 30 May 1967 in Decorah.

7-Keith Holthaus was born in 1968. Keith married Gina.

7-Stephen J. Holthaus was born on 7 Nov 1969.

7-Beth Holthaus was born on 19 Oct 1973. Beth married Jon Kottke on 16 Jul 2005 in St. Benedict's, Decorah.

6-Judith Ann Elpert married Darrell Leroy Westby. They had three children.

7-Melissa Anne Westby was born on 26 Oct 1968 in Ramsey Co., Minnesota.

7-Chad David Westby was born on 13 Apr 1971 in Anoka Co., Minnesota.

7-Angela Nicole Westby was born on 27 Jun 1974 in Anoka Co., Minnesota. Angela married Miguela Fiol. They had a son.

5-Paul J. Elpert was born in 1921 in Washington. Paul married Bertha C. Walter. Bertha was born in 1923. They had one son.

6-Jay Paul Elpert was born in 1960.

3-Bernard Elsbernd was born on 21 Sep 1853 in Legden, Nordrhein-Westfalen and died in 1915 in Crosby, Divide Co., North Dakota at age 62. Bernard married Elisabeth Schlattman in 1883 in St. Mary's, Festina. Elisabeth was born in 1858 in Städtlohn, Nordrhein-Westfalen and died in 1931 in Crosby at age 73. They had five children.

4-Joseph Elsbernd was born on 19 Jun 1884 in Festina and died in Fillmore, Divide Co., North Dakota. Joseph married Clara N. Wieber. Clara was born on 6 Jul 1887 in Minnesota and died in Apr 1979 in Blackfoot, Bingham Co., Idaho at age 91. They had ten children.

In 1917 he was a dairy farmer in North Dakota. In 1920 they lived on a farm in Fillmore. In 1930 they lived in Binghamn, Riverton Co., Idaho where he was a farmer.

5-Mary Ann Elsbernd

5-Rosemary Elsbernd

5-Alvina M. Elsbernd was born on 19 Nov 1909 in Minnesota. Alvina married John Taney. John was born on 7 May 1902 and died in May 1982 in Blackfoot, Bingham Co., Idaho at age 80.

5-Ida Elsbernd was born in 1913 in Idaho.

5-Olivia Loretta Elsbernd was born on 30 Oct 1913 in Minnesota and died on 27 May 1926 in Blackfoot, Bingham Co., Idaho at age 12.

5-Hilda Elsbernd was born on 20 May 1915. Hilda married Leo L. Lawyer on 31 Jul 1941 in Blackfoot, Bingham Co., Idaho. Leo was born on 30 Apr 1913 and died on 16 Oct 1999 in Salem, Marion Co., Oregon at age 86.

5-Raymond William Elsbernd was born on 2 Apr 1917 in Fillmore, Divide Co., North Dakota and died on 26 Mar 2006 in San Francisco at age 88. He enlisted on 2 Aug 1945 at Fort Douglas in Utah. He was employed as a purchasing agent and single. Raymond married Donna Catherine Sidle, daughter of Lloyd Sidle and Mildred Fox Arbulich. Donna was born on 8 Dec 1919 in Chatfield, Minnesota and died on 11 Feb 2003 in San Francisco at age 83. They had three children.

Raymond William Elsbernd April 2, 1917 to March 26, 2006 Preceded in rest by his beloved wife of 60 years of marriage, Dona. Father of William, Joseph and Diane; father-in-law to Margaret and Avelina; grandfather of Sara, Matthew, and Meghann; son of Joseph and Clara Wieber Elsbernd; son-in-law of Mildred and Tom Arbulich and Lloyd Sidle; brother of Alvina, Hilda, Ida, Olivia, Midred, Marcella, Leonard and MaryAnn; brother-in-law of Rosemary and Isma; uncle of many nieces and nephews; cousin to many more. Native of Crosby, ND. Raised in Blackfoot, ID and a resident of San Francisco since 1944. Member of St. Paul's parish in his long-time home since 1952. Award-winning farmer of Idaho potatoes, cantor in his boyhood church, professional baseball player, longtime employee and supervisor at Alameda Naval Air Station, championship bowler, accomplished bartender, skilled in all work he put his hand to and extensive remodeler of his own home and landscaper of his garden.

6-Joseph Thomas Elsbernd was born on 15 Oct 1945 in San Francisco. Joseph married Margaret A. McDonald on 22 Aug 1971 in San Francisco. Margaret was born in 1943. They had two children.

7-Sean R. Elsbernd was born on 2 Feb 1976 in San Mateo Co., California. He is a fourth-generation San Franciscan - born, raised, and educated in District 7. He attended grammar school at St. Cecilia's and then joined Saint Ignatius College Preparatory's first coeducational class, graduating in 1993. He went on to receive his BA from Claremont McKenna College in 1997 and graduated from University of California Hastings College of the Law in 2000. He was subsequently admitted to the California Bar in December 2000 .He is a Supervisor representing District 7 in San Francisco. Sean married Meghann Jo.

7-Meghann Jo Elsbernd was born on 30 May 1979 in San Mateo Co., California.

6-Diane Kathleen Elsbernd was born on 26 Jan 1948 in San Francisco. Diane married Daniel J. Cosgrove on 25 Sep 1976 in Contra Costa Co., California. Daniel was born in 1936.Diane next married Harold Moran.

6-William Ray Elsbernd was born on 9 Sep 1943 in San Diego. William married Karen H. Lutz on 19 Apr 1969 in San Francisco. Karen was born in 1943. They had two children.

7-Sara K. Elsbernd was born on 31 Mar 1970 in San Francisco.

7-Matthew W. Elsbernd was born on 17 May 1974 in San Francisco. William next married Avelina Lenos.

5-Marcella M. Elsbernd was born in 1920 in Riverton, Bingham Co., Idaho. Marcella married Evan P. Rupp on 16 Sep 1941 in Idaho Falls, Bonneville Co., Idaho.

5-Mildred Elsbernd was born on 6 Aug 1920 in Riverton, Bingham Co., Idaho, died on 23 May 2001 in Salem, Marion Co., Oregon at age 80, and was buried in City View Garden Mausoleum. Mildred married Joseph Jackson in 1942.

5-Leonard R. Elsbernd was born on 6 May 1922 in Idaho and died on 1 Jul 1995 in Vacaville, Solano Co., California at age 73. Leonard married Rosemary C. Rosemary was born in 1929. They had six children.

6-Suzanne Elsbernd was born on 26 May 1950. Suzanne married Ahmad Rostamizadeh. They had two children.

7-Lena Rostamizadeh was born on 27 Mar 1977 in Santa Clara Co., California.

7-Laurie Rostamizadeh was born on 31 Oct 1978 in Santa Clara Co., California.

6-DeeAnn E. Elsbernd was born on 19 May 1951. She has an A.A, degree from Solano Jr. College, Fairfield, Calif, and received her B.A. in English from California State University, Fresno, in January of 1973. DeeAnn married Frank W. Perkins on 7 Apr 1974 in Solano Co., California. They had two children.

6-Michele J. Elsbernd was born on 1 Sep 1953. Michele married Joseph Zustak on 5 Nov 1977 in Solano Co., California. Joseph was born in 1953.

6-Nina Elsbernd was born on 28 Dec 1954 in Pocatello, Idaho and died on 23 Jun 2002 in Sacramento at age 47. Nina married and had 1 child, Joshua James

7-Joshua James Glascow was born on 12 Mar 1983 in Santa Clara Co., California. Nina next married Mr. Elsbernd. Mr. was born in Idaho. They had two children. She lived in Fairfield for 16 years. After high school, she joined the U.S. Army and after her tour of duty was completed, she began a career in insurance underwriting. Her last employer was Allied Insurance.

7-Joshua Elsbernd was born on 12 Mar 1983.

7- Joshua J. Elsbernd was born in 1983. A Mass of Christian Burial for Nina Elsbernd, 47, of Fairfield will be 10 a.m., Friday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Vacaville.
Mrs. Elsbernd died June 23, 2002, in Sacramento.
Born Dec. 28, 1954, in Pocatello, Idaho, she lived in Fairfield for 16 years. After high school, she joined the U.S. Army and after her tour of duty was completed, she began a career in insurance underwriting. Her last employer was Allied Insurance.
Mrs. Elsbernd is survived by her son, Joshua of Fairfield; mother, Rosemary of Vacaville; sisters, Suzanne Rostamizadeh of San Jose, Deeann Perkins of Vacaville, Michele Zustak of Redding, and Annette Tomaselli of Salinas; brother, Chuck of Vacaville; nieces, Helena Dorsey of San Jose and Laurie Rostamizadeh of Los Angeles; nephews, Jason Perkins, Mike Perkins, Samson, Charlie and Joe all of Vacaville; and niece, Katie of Vacaville.

6-Annette E. Elsbernd was born on 6 Feb 1956. Annette married Paul Leonard Tomaselli on 4 Sep 1982 in Solano Co., California. Paul was born on 4 Nov 1955.

6-Charles J. (Chuck) Elsbernd was born on 13 Jan 1960. Charles married Shelley L. Jensen. Shelley was born in 1962. They had two children.

7-Samson R. Elsbernd

7-Joseph L. Elsbernd

4-Anna Elsbernd was born in 1885 in Festina.

4-William Elsbernd was born in 1894 in Adrian, Nobles Co., Minnesota and died in 1951 in Crosby, Divide Co., North Dakota at age 57. William married Frances Solors in 1918 in Crosby. Frances was born on 19 Sep 1897 in Little Falls, Morrison Co., Minnesota and died in Jan 1968 in Crosby at age 70. They had three children. They appear in the 1920 census in Fillmore.

5-Charles E. Elsbernd was born on 12 Dec 1932 in Crosby, Divide Co., North Dakota, died on 6 May 2006 in St. Vincent's Care Center, Bismarck at age 73, and was buried in Saint Marys. Charles married Carol Keller on 14 Apr 1953 in Williston. They had three children
Charley worked for Northwestern Bell (U.S. West) until he retired in 1986.
Charley is survived by his wife, Carol of Bismarck; one daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Mike McDonald of Bismarck; five sons and four daughters-in-law, John and Deb of Fargo, Rick and Jan of Mead, Washington, Mark and Cheryl of Woodbury, Minnesota, Tim of Fargo, North Dakota, and Jerry and Teresa of Shorewood, Minnesota; one sister, Dolores McLean of Waldorf, Maryland; one brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Lucille of Charlottesville, Virginia; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and "favorite" nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Vernon; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John Kellar and Margaret Kellar-Knutson.

6-Mark Vernon Elsbernd was born in 1961 in Minnesota. Mark married Cheryl Lee Senger. They had three children.

7-Laura Rae Elsbernd was born on 15 Oct 1992 in Ramsey Co., Minnesota.

7-Kristin Leigh Elsbernd was born on 5 Apr 1996 in Ramsey Co., Minnesota.

7-Michael Charles Elsbernd was born on 16 Oct 1997 in Ramsey Co., Minnesota.

6-Timothy Charles Elsbernd was born on 25 Apr 1968.

6-Jerome A. Elsbernd was born on 11 Jan 1970. Jerome married Teresa K. Woollums on 29 May 1999 in Minnesota. Teresa was born on 10 Jul 1956.

5-Lawrence Bernard Elsbernd was born on 11 Feb 1919. He was with the C.I.A. He was in Cuba from 1947-1950, Mexico from 1950-1952, Spain from 1952-1956, Chile from 1959-1962, Argentina 1962-1973 and the Dominican Republic from 1968-1971 for the North American Congress on Latin America. (NACLA)
Ships passenger lists show he arrived in New York on the Constitution from Gibraltar on 20 Dec 1955.[U.S. State Department. Biographic Register 1973.]

5-Vernon Elsbernd was born in 1922 in Fillmore, Divide Co., North Dakota.

4-Herman Elsbernd was born on 23 Jul 1896 in Westside, Nobles Co., Minnesota and died in Jan 1967 in Crosby, Divide Co., North Dakota at age 70. Herman married Erna. Erna was born on 10 Jul 1898 in Minnesota and died in Jul 1978 in Woodbury, North Dakota at age 80. They had four children.

5-Earle J. Elsbernd was born on 25 Mar 1919 in Filmore, Divide Co., North Dakota and died in Oct 1978 in Crosby, Divide Co., North Dakota at age 59. He enlisted on 18 Sep 1940 in Culbertson in the US Army. He was an automobile serviceman, single with no dependents.

5-Duane Elsbernd was born on 14 Apr 1924 in Blooming Prarie, North Dakota and died in Nov 1966 at age 42.

5-Audrey Elsbernd was born on 28 Dec 1928 in Blooming Prarie, North Dakota and died on 2 Mar 1993 in White Earth, North Dakota at age 64.

5-Roger F. Elsbernd was born in 1930 in Crosby, Divide Co., North Dakota. Roger married Marcia A. Marcia was born on 15 Jan 1941 in Crosby. They had three children.

6-Bernard Roger Elsbernd was born on 28 Jun 1963 in Crosby, Divide Co., North Dakota. Bernard married Angela S. She was born in 1963.

6-Joseph R. Elsbernd was born on 18 Jun 1971 in Crosby.

6-Philip B. Elsbernd was born on 5 Jul 1956 in Crosby, Divide Co., North Dakota.

4-Bernard Elsbernd was born on 3 Apr 1898 in Westside, Nobles Co., Minnesota. He registered for the draft in Fillmore, Divide, North Dakota. Bernard married Elizabeth. She was born in 1906 in Canada. They had two children. In 1930 they lived in Fillmore.

5-Leo B. Elsbernd was born on 10 Jan 1926 in Crosby. He enlisted on 3 Feb 1944 at Fort Snelling in Minnesota for the duration of the War. He served as a Private in the Air Corps. He was single, without dependents.

5-Marie A. Elsbernd was born in 1928 in North Dakota.

3-Joseph Elsbernd was born on 26 Sep 1856 in Legden, Nordrhein-Westfalen and died on 13 Oct 1936 in Festina at age 80. Joseph married Mary Moellers on 16 Nov 1880 in Festina, daughter of J. Henrich (Henry) Moellers and Johanna Marie (Anna) Tegelkamp. Mary was born on 17 Feb 1861 in Festina and died on 6 May 1938 in Festina at age 77. They had nine children.

4-Anna Elsbernd was born on 23 Oct 1881 in Festina and died on 5 Apr 1954 in New Hampton at age 72. Anna married John A. Luetkenhaus on 18 Oct 1904 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, son of Anton John Lutkenhaus and Sophia Witte. John was born on 4 Apr 1873 in Festina, died on 15 Sep 1933 in Festina at age 60, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had seven children. In 1930 they lived on Main Street in Festina. John's 91 year old father lived with them.

5-Anthony (Tony) Lutkenhaus was born on 19 Sep 1905 in Festina and died on 21 May 1954 in Iowa at age 48. Anthony married Emma Wenthold about 1928, daughter of Barney Wenthold and Elizabeth Busch. Emma was born on 19 May 1908 and died in Nov 1972 in Calmar at age 64. They had four children.

6-Margaret Arlene Lutkenhaus was born in 1931. Margaret married David Carlos Doser. David was born on 17 Jan 1931, died on 2 Jun 2001 in Mechaniesville at age 70, and was buried in Stanwood Cemetery. They had six children.

7-Donald A. Doser was born in 1954. Donald married Lynn.

7-James Joseph Doser was born in 1955. James married Constance. They had two children.

8-Katherine J. Doser was born in 1980.

8-Matthew James Doser was born in 1983.

7-Michael David Doser was born in 1959. Michael married Patti.

7-Patrick John Doser was born in 1961.

7-Mark Wade Doser was born in 1965. Mark married Lisa Ann. Lisa was born in 1966.

7-Steven Karl Doser was born in 1966. Steven married Carol L. Carol was born in 1966.

6-Leosa Anne Lutkenhaus was born on 15 Dec 1933. Leosa married Leo T. Meyer on 30 Jun 1953 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Festina, son of Henry D. Meyer and Rose Theresa Meyer. Leo was born on 27 Dec 1929 in St. Lucas, died on 20 Jul 1978 in St. Lucas at age 48, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. They had four children. He died from a heart attack.

7-Daniel F. Meyer was born in 1955. Daniel married Ruth Ann Hoepfner, daughter of Howard Hoepfner. Ruth was born in 1958. They had a daughter.

8-Sarah J. Meyer was born in 1982.

7-Dale Edward Meyer was born in 1957. Dale married Rose Marie Peterman. Rose was born in 1957.

7-Alan J. Meyer was born on 15 Apr 1962 in St. Lucas. Alan married Lola A. Lola was born on 3 Feb 1959.

7-Janice Meyer

6-Kyron Lutkenhaus was born on 1 Dec 1936. Kyron married Beverly Bruess, daughter of Martin J. Bruess and Viola Drilling. Beverly was born on 1 Apr 1938.

6-Rosalyn J. Lutkenhaus was born in 1948. Rosalyn married Dean C. Gillis. Dean was born on 20 Apr 1948.

5-Sister Myron M. Luetkenhaus was born on 27 May 1908 and died on 8 Mar 1993 in Dubuque at age 84.

5-Gregory Lutkenhaus was born on 15 Feb 1913 in Festina and died in Apr 1980 in Iowa at age 67.

5-Sister Julia Luetkenhaus was born on 15 Jun 1915 in Festina, died on 12 Jan 2005 in Holy Family Infirmary at age 89, and was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis on Aug. 25, 1936, and made her final profession of vows on Aug. 10, 1942. Sister Julia ministered in the Iowa cities of Dubuque, Le Mars, Sioux City, New Hampton, Ossian and Bancroft and in Chicago.

5-Rudolph John (Rudy) Lutkenhaus was born on 6 Feb 1918 and died in May 1985 in Alta Vista, Chickasaw Co., Iowa at age 67. Rudolph married Ethyl Mary Wenthold on 30 Jun 1942, daughter of Barney Wenthold and Elizabeth Busch. Ethyl was born on 1 Apr 1909 in Festina, died on 1 Dec 2000 in Alta Vista at age 91, and was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery. They had eight children. He served in WWII from 1942 to 1946.

6-Judith Ann Lutkenhaus was born on 12 Apr 1943. Judith married Ronald J. Gebel. Ronald was born on 5 Jun 1940. They had four children.

7-Aaron J. (Adopted) Gebel was born in 1970. Aaron married Lana R.

7-Marc C. Gebel was born in 1972. Marc married Jennifer A. Jennifer was born on 18 Dec 1973.

7-Robin E. Gebel was born on 3 Apr 1975.

7-April A. Gebel was born on 26 Jan 1980.

6-Dr. Joseph F. Lutkenhaus was born on 24 Apr 1947. Joseph married Janet.

6-Atty. Gerald Lutkenhaus was born 18 May 1948. Gerald married Mary.

6-Janice E. Lutkenhaus was born on 2 Sep 1950. Janice married Craig Crooks, son of Gerald Francis Crooks and Arlene Hazel Dopp. Craig was born on 16 Sep 1948. They had two children.

7-Adam J. Crooks was born in 1975.

7-Ryan Craig Crooks was born in 1977.

6-Deborah M. Lutkenhaus was born in 1952. Deborah married Kevin Daniel Crooks, son of Gerald Francis Crooks and Arlene Hazel Dopp. Kevin was born in 1954. They had two children.

7-Daniel Kevin Crooks was born in 1978.

7-Katie Jo Crooks was born in 1982.

6-Kenneth Rudy Lutkenhaus was born in 1955. Kenneth married Debra Kay Huinker, daughter of Charles Gerhardt Huinker and Edna Ann Brincks. Debra was born on 28 Feb 1957. They had two children.

7-Carrie Ann Lutkenhaus was born in 1977. Carrie married Steve Matthew Christopher on 23 Oct 2004 in Eagle Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church.

7-Lindsay Lea Lutkenhaus was born in 1980. Lindsay married Scott Britson on 15 May 2004 in St. Aloysius. They had a son.

8-Drew Charles Britson

6-Patricia S. Lutkenhaus was born on 1 Nov 1956. Patricia married Gary Einwalter. Gary was born on 2 Dec 1953.

6-Barbara Lutkenhaus married John M. Taylor. John was born on 10 Aug 1958.

5-Agnes Lutkenhaus was born in 1921 in Festina.

5-Leona Lutkenhaus was born in 1923 in Festina.

4-Mary A. Elsbernd was born on 17 Jun 1884 in Festina and died in Mar 1972 in Ossian, Winneshiek Co., Iowa at age 87. Note: SS Index shows TieskoEtter. Mary married Bernard F. (Barney) Tieskoetter Jr. on 6 Jun 1905 in St. Mary's, Festina, son of Bernard Tieskoetter and Mary Anna Schrandt. Bernard was born on 25 Feb 1879 in Festina, died on 4 Jun 1950 in St. Francis Hospital at Waterloo at age 71, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. They had nine children.

5-Helen Mary Tieskoetter was born on 21 Dec 1907 in Festina and died on 28 Feb 2003 in Cedar Rapids at age 95. Helen married Herman Philip Hemesath on 26 Jan 1932, son of Herman Frank Hemesath and Anna Louise Huber. Herman was born on 3 Sep 1908 and died on 14 Sep 2000 in Decorah, Winneshiek Co., Iowa at age 92. They had five children.

6-Joseph Henry Hemesath was born on 3 Nov 1932. Joseph married Alice Mae Brown. Alice was born on 25 Jan 1932. They had five children.

7-Mary Helen Hemesath was born on 23 Feb 1957. Mary married Ed Payne. They had three children.

7-Jolene Alice Hemesath was born in 1958. Jolene married John Frankhouse. They had two children.

7-Keith Joseph Hemesath was born on 19 Jan 1961. Keith married Linda Lechtenberg, daughter of Vernon B. Lechtenberg and Mary A. Linda was born on 17 Nov 1962. They had four children.

8-Mitchell Hemesath was born on 11 Jun 1986.

8-Adam Hemesath was born in 1988.

8-Ryan Hemesath was born in 1991.

8-Kilah Hemesath was born on 3 Mar 1994.

7-Martha Alice Hemesath was born in 1963. Martha married Robert Kane. They had two children.

7-Bradley Joseph Hemesath was born on 19 Jul 1974.

6-Norbert Bernard Hemesath was born in 1934. Norbert married Suzanne Schute. Suzanne was born in 1935. They had six children.

7-Michael Thomas Hemesath was born on 19 Feb 1959. He received the Eagle award in 1974 at the age of 15. Michael married Lisa M. Lisa was born in 1962.

7-Timothy Joseph Hemesath was born on 29 Nov 1960.

7-Lisa Marie Hemesath was born in 1962. Lisa married David George. They had two children.

7-Jill Ann Hemesath was born in 1965. Jill married Peter Kovatsis in 1985. They had a daughter.

8-Eleni Marie Kovatsis was born in 1995.

7-Lori Jean Hemesath was born on 20 Jan 1966.

7-Amy Sue Hemesath was born in 1967. Amy married Chris Shroder.

6-Frederick Joseph Hemesath was born on 10 May 1938. Frederick married Frances Mary Schmitt, daughter of Mathias Schmitt and Cecelia Blong. Frances was born on 20 Dec 1939. They had five children.

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

7-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.

8-Daniel Hemesath was born in 1989.

8-Matthew Hemesath was born in 1991.

8-Michael Hemesath was born in 1994.

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

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

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

6-Rosemary Helen Hemesath was born on 7 Apr 1937. Rosemary married Grady Whitehorne. Grady was born in 1931.

6-Eleanor Helen Hemesath was born on 26 Jun 1939. Eleanor married Lawrence Robert Spielbauer. Lawrence was born on 17 Jul 1936. They had two children.

5-Joseph Henry Tieskoetter was born on 30 Apr 1909 in Festina, died on 27 Jan 1969 in Decorah at age 59, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. Joseph married Hedwig D. Holthaus on 30 Apr 1935, daughter of Joseph A. Holthaus and Anna Schmitt. Hedwig was born on 6 Sep 1914, died on 2 Mar 1995 in Ossian at age 80, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian. They had six children.

6-Kenneth Joseph Tieskoetter was born on 26 Mar 1939 in Winneshiek Co., Iowa and died on 16 Sep 1979 in La Crosse, La Crosse Co., Wisconsin at age 40. Kenneth married Patricia Ann Lugar. Patricia was born on 1 Oct 1942. They had three children.

7-Maureen Tieskoetter was born in 1967.

7-Brian K. Tieskoetter was born in Oct 1968.

7-Kevin Joseph Tieskoetter was born on 18 Jul 1973 in Houston Co., Minnesota.

6-Derald B. Tieskoetter was born on 13 May 1942. Derald married Bonnie Brunotte. Bonnie was born on 30 Oct 1946. They had two children.

7-Donald D. Tieskoetter was born on 7 Sep 1970.

7-Douglas D. Tieskoetter was born on 3 Jun 1974.

6-Roger Nilus Tieskoetter was born on 18 Jun 1945. Roger married Margaret Mary Rankin. Margaret was born on 4 Mar 1945. They had four children.

7-Seumas Jospeh Tieskotter was born on 8 Jul 1968.

7-Surface Karla Tieskoetter was born on 23 Jul 1969.

7-Alena Tieskoetter was born on 8 Aug 1970.

7-Roger L. Tieskotter was born on 26 Jun 1972.

6-Marvin Cyril Tieskoetter was born on 25 Jul 1948. Marvin married Debra Ann Halweg. Debra was born on 1 Apr 1953.

6-Leroy Tieskoetter was born on 23 Jul 1950. Leroy married Le Thi Musi Hoi. Le was born in 1955. They had two children.

7-Le Phi Long Tieskoetter was born in 1972.

7-Le Phi Khang Tieskoetter was born on 4 Jul 1974 in Vietnam.

6-Lester Robert Tieskoetter was born on 20 Jun 1954. Note: These may not be his parents. Lester married Holly Ean. Holly was born in 1955. They had a son.

7-Caleb Tieskoetter was born in 1974. Lester next married Rachel Maxine Jarchow, daughter of Dale Jarchow. Rachel was born on 17 Feb 1944.

5-Louis Edward Tieskoetter was born on 20 Oct 1911 in Festina. Louis married Irene Anna Uhlenhake in Jan 1939 in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, daughter of Theodore Joseph Uhlenhake and Alice Mansheim. Irene was born on 27 May 1915, died on 9 May 2004 in Ossian at age 88, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian. They had three children.

6-Wayne Bernard Tieskoetter was born on 13 Apr 1940.

6-Judith Ann Tieskoetter was born on 3 Mar 1943. Judith married William H. Collins.

6-Janet Virginia Tieskoetter was born on 2 Aug 1946 and died on 23 May 1995 in Milwaukee at age 48. Janet married Dr. Rajiv M. (Ravi) Varma. Rajiv was born on 27 May 1942. They had two children.

5-Hedwig J. Tieskoetter was born on 3 Jul 1914 and died on 2 Mar 1995 in Sumner, Bremer Co., Iowa at age 80. Hedwig married Joseph Hoffman. Hedwig next married Mr. Graf.

5-Frank Bernard Tieskoetter was born on 3 Nov 1916 in Festina, died on 13 Jan 2007 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 90, and was buried in St. Francis Cemetery. Frank married Marie Gossling on 4 Nov 1953. Marie was born in 1930. They had six children.

6-Larry Joe Tieskoetter was born on 10 Aug 1954. Larry married Traci Jo Nelson on 7 Nov 1981 in St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian. Traci was born in 1960 and died in 1991 at age 31.

6-George R. Tieskoetter was born on 10 Jan 1957.

6-Elaine Tieskoetter was born on 2 Apr 1960. Elaine married Ronald E. Holthaus, son of Francis A. Holthaus and Luella Bertha Franzen. Ronald was born on 5 May 1957 in Ossian. They had four children.

7-Angela M. Holthaus was born on 4 Jul 1982.

7-Julie Lynn Holthaus was born on 23 Dec 1984.

7-Kryski Lou Holthaus was born in 1987.

7-Ross Ronald Holthaus was born in 1989.

6-Laura Ann Tieskotter was born in 1962. Laura married Faron Bindert on 26 Jun 1982 in St. Francis Catholic Church. Faron was born in 1959 in Hawkeye. They had five children.

6-Mary Lori Tieskotter was born on 15 Aug 1964. Mary married Rick William Springsteen. Rick was born on 28 Jul 1962. They had a son.

6-Frank Tieskotter Jr. was born on 11 Jun 1966. Frank married Karen Howe Pitz, daughter of Raymond Pitz and Paulette Faye Howe. Karen was born in 1966. They had two children.

5-Paul Frederick Tieskoetter was born on 5 May 1919 in Festina, died on 17 Dec 1998 in Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota at age 79, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian. Paul married Marie T. Shindelar in Jun 1945 in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, daughter of Albert W. Shindelar Jr. and Helen M. Ruzicka. Marie was born on 17 Jan 1923. They had nine children.

6-Lou Ann Tieskoetter was born on 14 Apr 1946. Lou married Anthony Bernard Langreck in Jun 1966 in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian, son of Anton Henry Langreck and Anna Marie Meinert. Anthony was born on 6 Nov 1941. They had two children. She was employed by General Mills and he was employed by Heying's Chick Co., in West Union.

7-Daniel Anthony Langreck was born on 31 May 1967. Daniel married Shawn Marie. Shawn was born in 1971.

7-Keith Paul Langreck was born on 30 Dec 1970.

6-Gerald Paul Tieskotter was born on 15 Oct 1947. Gerald married Jeanne Mary Brincks on 4 Oct 1969 in Ossian, daughter of Anthony Herman Brincks and Mathilda Claire Kipp. Jeanne was born on 6 Jun 1949. They had three children.

7-Russell James Tieskotter was born on 14 Oct 1970 in Ossian. Russell married Lori Denyse Nold on 8 Oct 1994 in North Carolina. Lori was born on 24 May 1970 in North Carolina. They had a son.

8-Jarrett Louis Tieskotter was born on 22 Jul 1997 in North Carolina.

7-Ronald Paul Tieskotter was born on 19 Mar 1972. Ronald married Jennifer Smithdal on 8 Jul 1995 in North Carolina. Jennifer was born on 4 Aug 1971 in North Carolina. They had two children.

8-Noah Paul Tieskotter was born on 21 Jul 1997 in North Carolina.

8-Sean Carson Tieskotter was born on 22 Jul 2002 in North Carolina.

7-Tina Marie Tieskotter was born on 19 Jul 1974. Gerald next married Sally Berg. Sally was born in 1952.

6-James H. Tieskoetter was born on 18 Jan 1949. James married Lois Luzum on 14 Aug 1971 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of Leo Luzum and Veronica Schneberger. Lois was born on 21 Oct 1951 in Calmar, died on 21 Dec 1991 in Winneshiek County Hospital at age 40, and was buried in St. Francis De Sales Cemetery. They had five children.

7-Jennifer Tieskoetter was born on 12 Jul 1972. Jennifer married Jensen.

7-Jamie L. Tieskoetter was born on 27 Apr 1976.

7-Jaclyn Marie Tieskoetter was born on 3 Jun 1978.

7-Jill D. Tieskoetter was born on 14 Apr 1980. Jill married Dan Wurzer on 26 May 1990, son of Clement Wurzer and Barbara Kapell. Dan was born on 9 Mar 1963. They had one stepson, Derek.

7-Lance J. Tieskoetter was born in 1986.

James next married Sally Berg in 1992. Sally was born in 1952.

6-Luke F. Tieskoetter was born on 22 Oct 1950. Luke married Judith A. Bilner. Judith was born on 19 May 1952. They had a son.

7-John Robert Tieskoetter was born on 9 May 1984.

Luke next married Diane Bertha Hemesath, daughter of Robert Henry Hemesath and Germaine Helen Bodensteiner. Diane was born on 29 May 1951.

6-Leon J. Tieskoetter was born on 4 May 1952. Leon married Sandra Buege, daughter of Harold Nicholas Buege and LaVina Spencer. Sandra was born in 1953. They had six children.

7-Bryan L. Tieskoetter was born on 10 Apr 1974.

7-Dawn Darlene Tieskoetter was born on 13 Jul 1976.

7-Crystal S. Tieskoetter was born in 1977 and died young. Not mentioned in her grandfather's obit.

7-Lori A. Tieskoetter was born in 1977 and died young.

7-Aaron Michael Tieskoetter was born on 15 Jan 1979. Aaron married Mandi Hackman, daughter of Ed Hackman and Lisa. They had a daughter.

7-Brandon Joseph Tieskoetter was born on 2 Oct 1985.

6-Mark Frank Tieskoetter was born on 9 Apr 1954. Mark married Cathy Louise Meyer. Cathy was born on 18 Oct 1954. They had a son.

7-Eric P. Tieskoetter was born on 18 Feb 1979.

6-Dale Michael Tieskoetter was born on 21 Mar 1956. Dale married Barbara Jean Severson. Barbara was born on 21 Apr 1960. They had three children.

7-Tracy L. Tieskoetter was born on 7 Jun 1976.

7-Angela M. Tieskoetter was born on 7 Mar 1980.

7-Matthew D. Tieskoetter was born on 2 Aug 1982.

6-Paul Richard Tieskoetter was born on 13 Dec 1958.
Paul married Barbara Jean Grobe on 18 Jun 1983. Barbara was born on 26 Jul 1961. They had two children.

7-Michael Paul Tieskoetter was born on 22 Jan 1985.

7-Alicia Ann Tieskoetter was born on 30 Aug 1987.

6-Jane Tieskoetter was born on 5 Jul 1960. Jane married Ronald Schmitt, son of Elmer E. Schmitt and Dorothy A. Hageman. Ronald was born on 6 Nov 1957. They had four children.

7-Shaun Schmitt was born on 3 Sep 1980.

7-Melissa Schmitt was born on 2 Apr 1982.

7-Scott Schmitt was born on 28 Jul 1986.

7-Heidi Schmitt was born on 31 Mar 1988.

5-Felix Tieskoetter was born in 1921 in Festina and died in 1921.

5-Agatha Tieskoetter was born in 1923. Agatha married Jack Gerhard Hoffman. Jack was born in 1917 and died in 1977 at age 60. They had five children.

6-Betty Hoffman was born in 1946. Betty married David Bynum.

6-Donald Hoffman was born in 1947. Donald married Jenny Royal. Jenny was born in 1950.

6-Edward Hoffman was born in 1950. Edward married Shirley Throndson. They had seven children.

6-Robert Hoffman was born in 1954.

6-Diane Hoffman was born in 1958. Diane married Larry Kellog. They had three children.

5-Alphonse J. (Fonse) Tieskoetter was born on 14 Sep 1925. Alphonse married Anita Marie (Niddy) Thuente on 4 Jun 1947 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of Joseph Bernard Thuente and Edwina Ann Lechtenberg. Anita was born on 19 Mar 1928. They had seven children.

6-Dorothy Tieskoetter was born in 1948. Dorothy married Keith Allen Hakeman. Keith was born in 1947. They had two children.

6-Bernard Joseph Tieskoetter was born on 9 Apr 1949 and died on 13 Apr 1949.

6-David V. Tieskoetter was born on 4 Aug 1953. David married Laurie Magnuson. They had a daughter. The marriage ended in divorce.

7-Jo Beth Tieskoetter was born in 1979. David next married Liz Moellers. The marriage ended in divorce. They had two children.

7-Molly Dee Tieskoetter was born in 1987.

7-Andrew Tieskoetter was born in 1988. David next married Claire Doyle.

6-Steven J. Tieskoetter was born on 5 Jun 1955. Steven married Janice M. Bullerman, daughter of Vincent B. Bullerman and Leona Winter. Janice was born on 26 Apr 1957. They had three children.

7-Wendy Tieskotter was born in 1977.

7-Dustin Joseph Tieskoetter was born in 1981. Dustin married Heather Rae Hebrink on 30 Jun 2007 in United Methodist Church. Heather was born in Omaha.

7-Shane Tieskotter was born in 1984.

6-Theresa Helen Tieskoetter was born in 1956. Theresa married Thomas Jude Bushman, son of Albert Anthony Bushman and Marie Margaret Massman. Thomas was born on 25 Nov 1954. They had five children.

7-Rene Bushman was born in 1970. Rene married Arnold C. Kriener, son of Leo Chris Kriener and Rosemary T. Herold. Arnold was born in 1969. They had two children.

8-Kyleigh Kriener was born in 1990.

8-Jarad Ashley Kreiner was born on 27 Sep 1993 in Iowa.

7-Dawn M. Bushman was born in 1972.

7-Sherry L. Bushman was born in 1974. Sherry married Chad E. Poshusta, son of Steven Frank Poshusta and Nancy Kay. Chad was born in Jul 1973. They had four children.

7-Tara Michelle Bushman was born in 1976.

7-Kathleen Bushman was born in 1978.

6-Martin Joseph Tieskoetter was born on 11 Jun 1957. Martin married Debra Alice Kipp, daughter of Donald Joseph Kipp and Marie Ann Einck. Debra was born on 10 Jul 1957. They had four children.

7-Adam Lee Tieskoetter was born on 8 Mar 1977. Adam married Summer Saldana. Summer was born in 1979. They had two children.

8-Chloe Rae Tieskoetter was born on 7 Jul 1999.

8-Noah Tieskoetter was born in 2001.

7-Russell James Tieskoetter was born on 4 Nov 1979 in Ossian. Russell married Lisa Marie Brockway in Sep 2005, daughter of Larry Brockway and Kathy. They had a son.

7-Levi Jacob Tieskoetter was born on 22 Jun 1982. Levi married and had 1 child, Josie

7-Mason Tieskoetter was born in 1986.

6-Randy R. Tieskoetter was born on 28 Mar 1960. Randy married Kimberly M. Hageman, daughter of Ermin Philip Hageman and Cleon Mae. Kimberly was born on 11 Oct 1961. They had four children.

7-Jason E. Tieskoetter was born on 22 Jan 1981.

7-Corey L. Tieskoetter was born on 22 Apr 1982.

7-Kayla Jo Tieskoetter was born in 1985.

7-Kyle Randy Tieskoetter was born in 1985.

4-Sophia Elsbernd was born on 20 Jun 1887 in Festina and died of Diptheria in 1893 at age 6.

4-Anton Elsbernd was born on 2 Oct 1890 in Festina and died on 8 May 1968 in Fort Atkinson at age 77. On his draft registration, he gave his dob as 2 Oct 1889. Anton married Rosalia Timp on 16 Feb 1916 in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, daughter of William Herman Timp and Mary Hageman. Rosalia was born on 10 Sep 1891 in Calmar and died on 30 Nov 1968 in Fort Atkinson at age 77. They had ten children. They were the parents of ten children. In 1917 he was a farmer and a thrasher. They lived next to the Barney Tieskoetter family. They served as members of the Winneshiek COunty Fair Board.

5-Leo Joseph Elsbernd was born on 3 Jan 1917 in Festina. Leo married Helen Rita Hemesath in Sep 1941 in St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian, daughter of Herman Frank Hemesath and Anna Louise Huber. Helen was born on 28 Mar 1918 in Ossian, died on 28 Jan 2001 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 82, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian. They had three children. They purchased the Eber DeCou farm near Ossian.

6-Sister Mary Alice Elsbernd O.S.F. was born in 1946. She has written these books; The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Social Justice, and Thinking Through Rituals: Philosophical Perspectives.

6-Martha Ann Elsbernd was born in 1948. Martha married Steve Roland Kath. They had three children.

7-Kylene Ann Kath was born on 29 Mar 1975 in Hennepin Co., Minnesota.

7-Kendra Kath was born in 1979.

7-Karl Steven Kath was born on 17 Jun 1981 in Hennepin Co., Minnesota.

6-Dolores Rose (Lori R.) Elsbernd was born on 29 Jan 1950. Dolores married Nicholas Arthur Whittle. They had a daughter.

7-Amber Gabrielle Whittle was born on 19 May 1975.

5-Marie Rita Elsbernd was born on 11 Aug 1918 in Fort Atkinson. Marie married Gerhard J. Setter in Jun 1939 in St. John's Catholic Church, Fort Atkinson, son of Otto Setter and Anna Klinkemper. Gerhard was born on 12 Nov 1912, died on 21 Jun 2001 in Winneshiek County Hospital at age 88, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Fort Atkinson. They had five children. They farmed on the Setter farm near St. Lucas.

6-Margaret Mary Setter was born mary 1940. Margaret married Arnold Leroy Lundtvedt. Arnold was born in Oct 1941. They had three children.

7-Mark James Lundtvedt was born on 23 Aug 1964 in Winona Co., Minnesota.

7-Dale Gene Lundtvedt was born on 27 Sep 1965 in Winona Co., Minnesota.

7-Karen Marie Lundtvedt was born on 15 Oct 1967 in Winona Co., Minnesota.

6-Agnes E. Setter was born on 19 Feb 1942. Agnes married Anthony J. Kruse, son of Albert Kruse and Albina M. Schrandt. Anthony was born on 19 Apr 1936. They had a son.

7-Gerald Anthony Kruse was born on 22 May 1975. He is the father of Robert Kruse, b. 4 June 2004.

6-Verna C. Setter was born in Dec 1944. Verna married Harold S. Lee. Harold was born in Sep 1937.

6-Ruth M. Setter was born in Nov 1946. Ruth married Kenneth J. Funke. Kenneth was born in Apr 1943.

6-Ella R. Setter was born in 1948. Ella married Wesley G. Smith. Wesley was born in 1946.

5-Rita C. Elsbernd was born on 1 Oct 1922 in Fort Atkinson and died on 28 Nov 1995 in Waucoma at age 73.

Rita married Leonard Nolte on 14 Sep 1943 in St. John's Catholic Church, Fort Atkinson, son of George Nolte and Mary Madeline (Lena) Loesch. Leonard was born in 1921 in Waucoma. They had five children. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Jackson Heights Country Club.

6-Arlene Nolte married Mr. Quam.

6-Leonard G. Nolte married Kristine.

6-Roger A. Nolte was born in 1948. Roger married Dorothy A. Dorothy was born in 1949. They had three children.

7-Steven Anthony Nolte was born in 1981.

7-Michael James Nolte was born in 1983.

7-Nicholas John Nolte was born in 1983.

6-Annette M. Nolte was born in 1950. Annette married John Roman Kuennen, son of Joseph A. (Joe) Kuennen and Dorothy T. Mihm. John was born on 3 Jan 1950. They had four children.

7-Deanna Marie Kuennen was born on 12 May 1974.

7-Todd W. Kuennen was born on 27 May 1974.

7-Benjamin F. Kuennen was born on 7 Oct 1976.

7-Jesse John Kuennen was born on 14 Jan 1978. Jesse married Cheryl Lynn Norby in 2002 in Minnesota.

6-Jane A. Nolte was born in 1964. Jane married Stanley G. Kuhn. Stanley was born in 1940.

5-Andrew William Elsbernd was born on 3 Oct 1924 in Fort Atkinson, died on 10 Jun 1999 in Fort Atkinson at age 74, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Fort Atkinson. Andrew married Alice Mary Brincks, daughter of Michael J. Brincks and Clara Bullerman. Alice was born on 30 Apr 1935. They had four children. Andrew Elsbernd, 74, died Thursday, June 10, 1999, in his home after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Alice; three sons, Ivan, Gene and Mike, all of Fort Atkinson; a daughter, Irene Smith.

6-Irene M. Elsbernd was born on 1 Sep 1955. Irene married Mr. Smith.

6-Ivan Michael Elsbernd was born on 17 Apr 1957. Ivan married Barbara L. Molon. Barbara was born on 18 Feb 1954. They had two children.

7-Brandi Kay Elsbernd was born on 12 Feb 1985.

7-Kristy Lee Elsbernd was born on 4 Jan 1983.

6-Gene L. Elsbernd was born on 21 Jan 1959 in Fort Atkinson. Gene married Ann Marie Schmitt on 17 May 1980, daughter of John Edward Schmitt and Rita Marie Kuhn. Ann was born on 27 Apr 1961. 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-Michael Andrew Elsbernd was born on 19 Jul 1977.

5-Serenus F. Elsbernd was born on 4 Dec 1927 in Fort Atkinson. He enlisted on 9 Oct 1946 at Fort Snelling. He had completed four years of high school and was employed as an automobile serviceman. He was single, without dependents. Serenus married Margaret Ann Krivachek on 12 Feb 1955 in Fort Atkinson. Margaret was born on 28 Sep 1936. They had one son. In 1961, he purchased the former Methodist Episcopal church building in Fort Atkinson, dismantled it and re-used the lumber to build a house. His father, Anton, urged him to send the bell to his brother, Alphones, a missionary priest in Africa. The bell needed it's rope wheel repaired and Henry Houdek, a cabinet-maker and friend of the elder Elsbernd, fashioned a new rope wheel and helped crate the bell for shipment. It was shipped to New York and then by ocean freighter to Ghana.

6-Male Elsbernd was born on 16 Aug 1956 in Fort Atkinson.

5-Rose Eleanore Elsbernd was born on 18 Dec 1929. Rose married Virgilius Herman (Virgil) Lansing on 8 Jun 1954 in St. John's in Fort Atkinson, son of Henry W. Lansing and Ida C. Blong . Virgilius was born on 8 Feb 1931 in Ossian and died on 25 Oct 1999 in West Union at age 68. They had eight children.
Funeral services for Virgilius Lansing of West Union were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 28 at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union. Interment was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pall bearers were: Jennifer Lansing, Jessica Lansing, Nathan Lansing, Scott Holthaus, Andrew Dibble, Brett Meyers, Brent Meyers and Tim Lansing.
Virgil, 68, died Monday, October 25, 1999 at his home after a long illness.
Virgilius Herman Lansing was born February 8, 1931 at Ossian, the son of Henry and Ida (Blong) Lansing. He graduated from DeSales Catholic High School.
On June 8, 1954 he married Rose Elsbernd at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson. They moved to West Union in 1956 where he farmed. He also was a Renk seed salesman for 20 years. Virgil was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Order of Foresters and Farm Bureau. He enjoyed deer hunting and playing cards.
Survivors include his wife, Rose; five sons: Denis of Cresco, Neil, Alan and James all of West Union, Brian of Overland Park, KS; three daughters: Kathleen Meyers of West Union, Elaine Holthaus of Ossian and Ann Dibble of Postville; 29 grandchildren; his mother; two brothers: Clarence of New Hampton and Richard of Ossian; and two sisters: Rita Baumler of West Union and Theresa Baumler of Calmar.

6-James Lansing was single and lived in West Union.

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 a son.

7-Nathan Alan Lansing was born in 1984.

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

5-Edward Elsbernd was born on 16 Oct 1934 in Fort Atkinson and died on 27 Dec 1935 in Fort Atkinson at age 1.

5-Wilfred Francis Elsbernd was born on 22 Jul 1920 in Fort Atkinson, died on 8 Jun 2007 in Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah at age 86, and was buried in St. John Cemetery, Fort Atkinson. He farmed near Fort Atkinson until 1980 when he retired. He then worked for the telephone company and mowed for Winneshiek County Conversation.

5-Darlene Dorothy Elsbernd was born on 7 Jan 1932. Darlene married Clarence J. Lansing, son of Henry W. Lansing and Ida C. Blong. Clarence was born on 17 Nov 1926 in Springfield, Winneshiek Co., Iowa. They had a son.

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

5-Alice M. Elsbernd was born in 1937. Alice married Leonard Philip Myers on 20 Oct 1956, son of William F. Myers and Bertha M. Drilling. Leonard was born on 10 Aug 1932 in Waucoma. They had nine children.

6-Ray Vernon Myers was born on 14 Sep 1957 in Wisconsin.

6-Rachel Louise Myers was born on 6 Mar 1959.

6-Carl Lawrence Myers was born on 15 Dec 1960.

6-Glen William Myers was born on 21 Jun 1963. Glen married June D. June was born in Jan 1964. They had a son.

6-Anita Denise Myers was born on 13 Nov 1965 in New Hampton.

6-Wayne Roger Myers was born on 19 Aug 1968.

6-Lloyd Dennis Myers was born on 23 Jul 1970. Lloyd married Ruth Ann Moritz. Ruth was born in Dec 1971.

6-Martin Frank Myers was born on 24 Nov 1972. Martin married Wendy Ann Swanson.

6-Lee Edward Myers was born on 1 Aug 1977. Lee married Debra Ann Swanson.

4-Frances Elsbernd was born on 8 May 1892 in Festina and died on 9 Feb 1971 in Decorah at age 78. In 1950 she went on a pilgrimage to Rome and visited relatives in Germany.

4-Frank William Elsbernd was born on 22 Sep 1894 in Festina and died on 14 Feb 1964 in Iowa at age 69. Frank married Ida Heying on 11 Feb 1920 in Festina, daughter of John Heying and Elizabeth Bodensteiner. Ida was born on 2 Sep 1898 in Festina and died on 23 Aug 1984 in Decorah at age 85. They had five children. In 1950 he purchased 130 acres from Dan Novak southeast of Calmar. He sold his 153 acre farm to his son, Romould Elsbernd.

5-Cletus J. Elsbernd was born on 4 Nov 1921 in Fort Atkinson. Cletus married Georgina Ann Humpal on 15 Feb 1944 in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, daughter of Charles Humpal and Anna Kreycek. Georgina was born on 16 Feb 1920. They had seven children. In 1950 he purchased the W. J. Korbel farm north of Calmar. They own a 1941 Chevrolet custom deluxe sedan. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on 13 Feb 1994.

6-Robert Cletus Elsbernd was born in 1945. Robert married Michelle Kafka on 7 Feb 1969 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors.

6-Kenneth G. Elsbernd was born on 17 Jan 1947 and died on 17 Sep 1993 in Decorah at age 46.

6-William L. Elsbernd was born in Mar 1949.

6-Ronald L. Elsbernd was born on 9 Jul 1951. Ronald married Phyllis Wurzer on 14 Aug 1976 in Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Lawler, daughter of Edgar C. Wurzer and Elizabeth Jean (Betty) Kleve. Phyllis was born on 6 Apr 1951. They had two children. He was employed at Calmar Ready Mix and she owns and operates the Beauty Boutique.

7-Bradley William Elsbernd was born on 7 Mar 1981.

Bradley married Kelly Mracek on 28 Oct 2006 in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, daughter of Kevin Mracek and Cheryl.

7-Alicia Jean Elsbernd was born on 17 Apr 1984. Kelly Mracek on 28 Oct 2006 in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, daughter of Kevin Mracek and Cheryl.

6-Danny Elsbernd was born in 1953 and died on 22 Jun 1956 in Calmar at age 3. He died from a rare blood disease at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

6-Diane Elsbernd (Twin) was born in 1953.

6-Rick J. Elsbernd was born in Dec 1959.

5-Linus J. Elsbernd was born on 22 Mar 1923 in Fort Atkinson, died on 9 Dec 2004 in St. Joseph's Rehab Center, La Crosse at age 81, and was buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Calmar. Linus married Ruth Katherine Uhlenhake on 13 Jun 1944 in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, daughter of Theodore Joseph Uhlenhake and Alice Mansheim. Ruth was born on 5 Jun 1925 in Franksville Twp., Winneshiek Co., Iowa. They had five children. They farmed north of Calmar. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on 12 Jun 1994.

6-Juanita Alice Elsbernd was born in 1945. She was employed as an X-ray technician at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Juanita married Harry Lee Cole on 17 Sep 1966 in St. Aloysius Church, Calmar. They had three children. He was employed at Cedar Rapids Engineering.

7-John Cole John married Gina. They had a daughter.

7-Jennifer L. Cole was born in 1969. Jennifer married Brett Peterson. They had two children.

7-Andrew J. Cole was born in 1982. Andrew married Clare or Amanda ?. They had four children.

6-James Theodore Elsbernd was born in 1946. James married Margaret Moellers, daughter of Leonard J. Moellers and Marietta M. Remke. Margaret was born on 11 Jul 1951. They had two children.

7-Richard Linus Elsbernd was born on 13 Jun 1972. Richard married Kay Fisher. They had one daughter.

8-Julissa Josephine Elsbernd

7-Michael James Elsbernd was born on 24 May 1975. Michael married Nicole Sue Colsch. They had a son.

8-Ethan Michael Elsbernd was born on 5 Nov 2002 in Saint Louis Co., Minnesota.

6-Eileen Virginia Elsbernd was born in 1953. Eileen married John L. Schissel. John was born in 1947.

6-Joyce Ann Elsbernd was born on 17 Nov 1957. Joyce married Kevin Joseph Meyer. Kevin was born on 9 Apr 1958. They had two children.

6-Keith C. Elsbernd was born in 1950. Keith married Sandra A. Sandra was born in 1953. They had three children.

7-David K. Elsbernd was born in 1978.

7-Kristin L. Elsbernd was born in 1983.

7-Melissa Elsbernd was born in 1987.

5-Romuald A. Elsbernd was born on 6 Feb 1925 in Fort Atkinson. Romuald married Dorothy M. Sabelka on 30 Jun 1947 in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, daughter of August J. (Gust) Sabelka and Marie. Dorothy was born on 12 May 1928, died on 19 Oct 1993 in Calmar of cancer at age 65, and was buried in St. Aloysius. They had four children. He served in the armed forces for 2 years with 18 months of oversea duty. They farmed north of Calmar.
Survivors include her husband, Romuald; her parents, Gust and Marie Sabelka of Spillville; three sons, Mark and Dale, both of Calmar, and Gene of Decorah; a daughter, Karen Phillips of Cedar Rapids; and a sister, Bea Wallace of Clear Lake.

6-Mark F. Elsbernd was born on 25 Oct 1951. Mark married Gloria M. Wolfs, daughter of Arthur Wolfs and Ruth Nagel. Gloria was born on 21 May 1953. They had four children.

7-Breelyn M. Elsbernd was born on 7 Mar 1981. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer and was a member of the JHUSON Accelerated Class of 2007, was named the 2006 recipient of the John R. and Ruth Ward Gurtler Scholarship. She graduated from Luter College. She joined the National Community Civilian Corporation as an AmeriCorps volunteer. From 2003 to 2005, she lived in the Amazon River Basin serving as the first Peace Corps volunteer in San Pablo de Guarayos, Bolivia. She attends John Hopkins University School of Nursing.

7-Reid Marcus Elsbernd was born on 3 Mar 1984.

7-Ivy Elsbernd

7-Elise Elsbernd

6-Dale Joseph Elsbernd was born on 24 Sep 1953 in Calmar. Dale married Tracy L.McFarlane on 26 May 1979 at Holy Name Church, West Union. They had two children.

7-April Elsbernd was born in 1981 in Calmar. April Elsbernd was named as an assistant volleyball coach for the Rams. Elsbernd graduated from Coe College with a degree in Sociology, Public Relations, and Speech Communication. From there, Elsbernd worked for Cornell's Department of Student Affairs in the Leadership and Service Office as well as the Residence Life Office (2003-2006). Elsbernd is back at Cornell to fulfill the requirements for her Master of Science in Sport Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She also coached volleyball at Western Technical College last fall while attending La Crosse. She plans to earn a master's degree in sport administration at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in December 2007. She resides in Mount Vernon.

7-Amy Lee Elsbernd was born in 1982.

6-Gene L. Elsbernd was born on 20 Aug 1957. Gene married Dorothy Ann Schmitt on 23 Oct 1982, daughter of Roman Aloysius Schmitt and Therese Mary Kuhn. Dorothy was born on 18 Jan 1962. 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. Gene next married Dorothy A. Dorothy was born in 1961. They had two children.

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

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

6-Karen Elsbernd was born on 5 Aug 1967. Karen married Patrick R. Phillips.

Romuald next married Florine M. Herold, daughter of Mr. Herold and Gertrude D. Florine was born on 19 May 1934.

5-Virginia Mary Elsbernd was born on 27 Aug 1927 in Calmar, died on 4 Feb 2008 in Aase-Haugen Nursing Home, Decorah at age 80, and was buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery. Virginia married Virgil Daniel Humpal on 5 Oct 1948 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, son of Leonard A. Humpal and Cecilia Anna Klimesh. Virgil was born on 22 Jul 1926 in Calmar and died on 12 Dec 1998 in Calmar at age 72. They had three children. They farmed near Calmar.

6-Kenneth C. Humpal was born 9 Mar 1952, died 20 Sep 1992 of cancer and was buried in Calmar Lutheran Cemetery. He married Barbara. They had two children.

7-Blake Humpal

7-Kaia Humpal

6-Marilyn D. Humpal was born on 16 Feb 1954. Marilyn married Steve Conrad Einck, son of Norbert Frank (Norb) Einck and Rosaira Wurzer. Steve was born on 18 May 1954. They had three children.

7-Shira Lee Einck was born on 21 Jan 1977. Shira married Christopher Streeter on 15 May 2004 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors.

7-Jarret Jon Einck was born in 1979.

7-Landon David Einck was born on 26 Nov 1983.

6-Dennis R. Humpal was born in 1957. Dennis married Bonnie S. Bonnie was born in 1957. They had a son.

7-Casey Dennis Humpal

5-Myron A. Elsbernd was born on 18 Nov 1929, died on 7 May 2001 in Oneota Care Facility at age 71, and was buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery.

4-John Leo Elsbernd was born on 4 Mar 1897 in Festina and died on 10 Dec 1986 in Calmar at age 89. John married Martha Kuennen on 15 Oct 1924, daughter of Joseph Kuennen and Kathryn Smith. Martha was born on 4 May 1902 in Iowa, died on 12 Aug 1992 in Decorah at age 90, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had six children.

5-Jerome J. Elsbernd was born on 20 Jul 1925 in Festina, died on 12 Jan 2004 in Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse at age 78, and was buried in St. Wenceslaus Cemetery. Jerome married Luella Schmitt on 13 Jun 1949 in St. John's in Fort Atkinson, daughter of Frank Xavier Schmitt and Anna J. Hackman. Luella was born in 1928 in Washington. They had seven children. They farmed north of Spillville from 1949-1985 then moved to Spillville.

6-Steven John Elsbernd was born on 9 Jul 1950. Steven married Patricia A. Vsetecka. They had four children.

7-Darla Jean Elsbernd was born on 28 Feb 1977.

7-Anne Michelle Elsbernd was born on 4 May 1978.

7-Jay J. Elsbernd was born on 13 Feb 1980.

7-Katie Lynn Elsbernd was born in 1983.

6-Kay F. Elsbernd was born on 8 Mar 1954. Kay married Edwin Garbers.

6-Nancy L. Elsbernd was born on 4 Apr 1955. Nancy married Jerry J. or Donald? Brincks. Jerry was born on 28 Apr 1948. They had a son.

7-Brian F. Brincks was born on 26 May 1977.

6-Joan Louise Elsbernd was born on 20 Oct 1958. Joan married Richard James McIntire.

6-Alan Jerome Elsbernd was born on 26 Mar 1959.

6-Darrel Joseph Elsbernd was born on 22 Dec 1962. He is an Insurance Agent.

6-Debra Elsbernd was born on 9 Sep 1965. Debra married Dean Andrew Beckman. They had a son.

7-Aidan christopher Beckman was born on 8 Jul 1999 in Winona.

5-Sister Ruth Elsbernd OSF was born in 1927 in Festina. She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a masters in physical science. She taught all levels from kindergarten through college.

5-Colette Elsbernd was born on 31 Aug 1929 in Festina. Colette married Anthony W. Kuhn on 22 Sep 1948 in Festina, son of Albert Joseph Kuhn and Barbara Shindelar. Anthony was born on 26 Sep 1925 in Calmar. They had ten children. They were the parents of ten children.

6-Ruth Kuhn was born in Jul 1951 in Iowa. Ruth married Robert Schluter.

6-Leo A. Kuhn was born in 1949. Leo married Mary C. Mary was born in 1952.

6-Germaine Mary Kuhn was born in 1950.

6-Kathy L. Kuhn was born in 1954. Kathy married Mr. Young.

6-Roger Anthony Kuhn was born on 11 Apr 1953 in Decorah, died on 18 Sep 2005 in Calmar at age 52, and was buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery.
Roger married Jeanie Barsaloux on 22 Nov 1975 in St. Wenceslaus, Spillville. They had four children.

7-Scott T. Kuhn was born on 25 Oct 1976.

7-Kevin L. Kuhn was born on 12 Nov 1977.

7-Robert A. Kuhn was born on 24 Feb 1981.

7-Janelle Colette Kuhn was born on 31 Aug 1982.

6-Rosemary Kuhn was born in 1956. Rosemary married Gregory P. Courtney.

6-Albert J. Kuhn was born on 5 Nov 1961. Albert married Karen Kay. Karen was born on 23 Jan 1959.

6-Martha Kuhn was born in 1963. Martha married Robert J. Stussy.

6-Lois Colette Kuhn was born in 1969. Lois married Ronald James Olsen, son of Donald C. Olsen and Rita M. Muellerleile. Ronald was born on 11 Jan 1962 in Blue Earth Co., Minnesota.

6-Mark John Kuhn was born on 15 Dec 1958. Mark married Ruth A. Mihm, daughter of Donald Louis Mihm and Charlotte Jane Armstrong. Ruth was born on 2 Aug 1960. They had a daughter.

5-Arnold A. Elsbernd was born on 12 Jun 1931 and died on 17 Nov 1997 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico at age 66. Note: These are probable birth and death dates from the SS Index. He was a LT COL in the U.S. Air Force. Arnold married Helen G. Helen was born in 1930.

5-Roger Francis Elsbernd was born on 8 Jul 1933 in Calmar, died on 22 Oct 2007 in Calmar at age 74, and was buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Calmar. Roger married Gladys M. Huinker on 4 Aug 1954 in St. Aloysius, daughter of Edmund Sebastian Huinker and Mathilda (Tillie) Pitzenberger. Gladys was born on 8 Jul 1933. They had eight children.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys; four daughters: Susan (Alex) Smith, Colo., Linda (Jeff) Brown, Ky., Ruthann Chaplin, Ky., and Jane (Blake) Andrist, Minn.; four sons: Gary (Marie) Elsbernd, Thomas Elsbernd, Michael Elsbernd, Iowa, and John Elsbernd, Minn.; ten grandchildren: Katherine Andrist, Charlie and Cassondra Chaplin, Mitchell, Leah, Mason, Kenzie, Derek, Kariann and Roger William Elsbernd; two sisters: Colette (Anthony) Kuhn, Iowa, and Sister Ruth Elsbernd, OSF, Iowa; three sisters-in-law: Helen Elsbernd, Calif., Leona Watt and DeEtta Hemesath, both from Iowa; two brothers-in-law: Dennis (Elberta) Huinker and David (Martha) Huinker, both from Iowa and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Huinker, Iowa, and many nieces and nephews.

6-Susan Louise Elsbernd was born on 5 Oct 1955. Susan married Howard Alexander Smith on 26 Apr 1986 in Mower Co., Minnesota. Howard was born on 3 Aug 1948.

6-Linda Kay Elsbernd was born on 22 Jul 1957. Linda married Jeffrey L. Brown. Jeffrey was born in Nov 1956.

6-Thomas Joseph Elsbernd was born on 1 Mar 1960. Thomas married Cynthia Roberta Hartman on 20 Sep 1992. Cynthia was born on 22 Sep 1957.

6-Gary Gerard Elsbernd was born on 13 Apr 1961. Gary married Marie Ann Schmitt on 10 Aug 1991, daughter of Roman Aloysius Schmitt and Therese Mary Kuhn. Marie was born on 21 Feb 1966 of Calmar. 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-RuthAnn Susan Elsbernd was born on 2 Mar 1964. RuthAnn married Jerry Raymond Chaplin on 13 Apr 1990. Jerry was born on 22 Oct 1955. They had two children.

7-Charles Chaplin

7-Cassondra Chaplin

6-Michael Arnold Elsbernd was born on 7 Oct 1965. Michael married Konnie Jo Ney on 12 Sep 1992. Konnie was born on 19 Mar 1966. They had a son.

7-Derek John Elsbernd was born on 24 Jun 1997 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

6-Jane Elizabeth Elsbernd was born on 23 Oct 1967. Jane married Blake L. Andrist. Blake was born in Jul 1964. They had a daughter.

7-Katherine Andrist

6-John Thomas Elsbernd was born on 8 Mar 1974.

5-Joseph Elsbernd

4-Rev. Alphonse John Elsbernd was born on 13 Dec 1899 in Festina and died on 31 May 1997 in Techney, Cook Co., Illinois at age 97.

He attended Techny Theological College for eight years. He was ordained in May of 1929 in Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago. He said his first solemn high mass in Festina on 28 May 1929. In 1930 he was in Bay Saint Louis, Hancock Co., Mississippi. He arrived in New York on 18 Aug 1933 from Bremen. He gave his place of birth as Festina, Iowa. He left the United States in July, 1936. He taught for two years in England and then went to West Africa where he was Superintendent of Catholic schools. He was pro-vicar of the Catholic Mission of Accra on the gold coast, British West Africa. He arrived in New Orleans on 30 April 1949 aboard the MS DelRio for a visit with relatives in Festina. In 1960 he did missionary work in Ghana, South Africa.
The Rev. Alphonse Elsbernd, 97, of Divine Word Residence, Techny, Ill., formerly of Divine Word College, Epworth, died Saturday, May 31, 1997, at Divine Word Residence.Services were Tuesday in Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Divine Word International and burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, both in Techny. Rev. Elsbernd was born in Festina, son of Joseph and Mary Elsbernd.He entered the Society of the Divine Word in 1922 and was ordained in 1929.

In October of 1975 Rev. Father Alphonse Elsbernd wrote this short history of his family;
In the 200th year of the existence of the USA, the thoughts of many turn to the past, to the achievements of their ancestors who came to this land seeking freedom and a better life. They came on slow sailing ships, traversing the land in ox-drawn wooden wagons to settle on the pristine prairie land. They survived difficulties we can today but barely imagine.

On the following pages you will find the story of the Elsbernd Family, as best as I could seek out the details. The memory of this family must be kept alive in order that their great body of descendants knows just who they are. Details are easily forgotten, and then are lost forever. For a closing there is a report about mother's relations, although in less detail. Some free space has been left so that each family can write its own supplements to this monograph.

I gratefully acknowledge the gracious assistance provided to me by many interested persons. First of all I thank my sister Frances, who maintained a name list through the years and from a visit to the homeland of my father brought back the names of his ancestors from the church register. Gratitude is also due to Martha and Loretta and the many others without whose help this work could never have been concluded.

If this short history brings the Elsbernd family closer together in mutual understanding and bonding, I will feel richly rewarded - because unity is strength!


FR. ALPHONSE ELSBERND
October 1975

How the Catholic Church in Winneshiek and Surrounding Areas Got Started.

The first church in our diocese was St. Raphael in Dubuque, which was founded in 1833. Four years later it became a cathedral as bishop Loras was ordinated. Iowa became a state in 1842. The church here started out as an Indian mission. The Winnebago tribe was relocated from Wisconsin to Fort Atkinson, and the fort was build to protect them from the Sioux. As many of the Winebagos were converts, the bishop sent Father Remigius Perot to attend to their spiritual needs. He arrived early in 1842, but did not stay very long as the Presbyterian minister of the fort gave him trouble (his woodshed was actually burned down).

Father Joseph Cretin from Dubuque arrived early in 1843; he stayed until 1849 when the Winnebagos were sent back to Minnesota. Soon after his arrival;, with the help of the Indians and a few white settlers he build a wooden church. It stood East of the current catholic cemetery on the farm where now the Philipp Huber family lives (the church was destroyed by a prairie fire in 1853). One year later Father Cretin build a small school on the reservation and later a small chapel, which he called "Our lady of the seven sorrows" because of the many problems he encountered during his care for the Indians.

After Father Cretin left in 1849 there was a short interruption. However, in the same year a group of Catholic families from Indiana and the surrounding areas moved in and settled in the reservation. Frank Huber donated 20 Morgen (about 15 acres) to the diocese, and most of the wooden buildings were relocated close to the place where now the "littlest church" stands. In the same year Bishop Loras sent a priest from New Vienna to take care of the spiritual needs of the immigrants, who visited every three months. Later the priests from Guttenberg came to visit monthly. Catholics from far away came to attend the services.

Then, in either 1853 or 1854, the wooden church burned to the ground. Many thought it was arson. A new church was built with wood in 1854, but in two stages. The church stood northwest of the church offices.

In the following year, Philipp Laurent came to Festina, as it was now known, and Festina became the main church for all in this area and the surrounding parts. One story tells of a couple who came all the way from north Washington so they could be married in the in the church in Festina. The wooden church was used until 1861, when the current stone church was dedicated.

Short History of the Elsbernd Family

The family name is unusual in the old country and here. An uncle of my father came to Cincinnati in the early years of 1850. He is, as far as we know, the first and only one with that name who came here before my father and his brothers who followed. All Elsbernds in the USA derive their origin from these three, and all came from the same family in Legden, Westphalia. According to family tradition, as told by my father, the name is a combination of "Els"" from the German word "Else" (a small tree that grows along river shores) and "Bernd", an abbreviation of the Christian name Bernhard. Originally, it probably meant Bernhard who lives near the Elsen trees. The name appeared on a document for the first time in the 15th century. The name was recorded in a register of soldiers serving the Archbishop of Cologne. Nothing further is known about that Elsbernd. At that time, the archbishops were feudal lords who administered parts of the kingdom and thus they had soldiers. The name appeared again in church records of the Legden parish. There it is recorded that a certain Elsbernd (Christian name illegible) was married in 1515 to Annaken ten Sundarz. From there on a direct line can be traced up to our ancestors.

According to custom (observed even today), the first-born sons were the ones who always inherited the family homestead and, on the day of their marriage, became "Buhr" (Low German for Farmer). Each then had the obligation to let his parents and all siblings remain in the family home, the latter until they became of age or married. When they left the house, they received some money as their share of the inheritance. That is how the farm existed for 400 years and how it will continue to exist in the future.

Bernard Elsbernd, the oldest living son of the marriage of 1616, became "Buhr" when he married Maria Wenning. Gerhard Elsbernd, their oldest son, married Adelhard Buschmann. Joan Bernard Elsbernd married Anna Margaretha Messing and inherited the family farm. Joan Herman Elsbernd (1770-1835) was the next in line. He married Elisabeth Elperts. He was the grandfather of my father. Bernard Herman Elsbernd, the father of my father married twice. Bernard was born in 1812 (the year in which Napoleon suffered his disastrous loss in Russia), and died in 1888. He married twice. By his first wife, he had a daughter, Anna Catharina, who married a Mr. Hiller. There is nothing else known about her. His first wife died early, and then, Bernhard Herman married Anna Catharina Heitkemper (1819-1892). Seven children come from this marriage:

1. Catharina (1842-1920) She married Franz Mi)ö)ller in Germany. after his early death she came to Festina in 1888 with her 3 children. there, she remarried, a Mr. Gehling.
2. Gerhard Hermann (1848-1923) The oldest son who inherited the farm.
3. Anna Maria (1850-1933) She was the first of the family who came to Festina at the age of 19 years. In 1870 in Festina she married Johann Elpert whom she knew already before she left Germany.
4. Bernhard (1853-1915) He came to Festina at the age of 30, married Elisabeth Schlattmann, also an immigrant from Legden. They settled in various parts of the West. Finally reached/settled downs in Crosby, North Dakota.
5. Joseph (1856-1936) My father. He arrived in Festina in 1875 at age 19. There he married and stayed as a farmer. This book tells about his ancestry.
6. Klara (1859 - ) She remained in Legden where she married Gerhard Gossling (1859-1940) a farmer. She had 10 children. Klara is the mother of Johann Gossling who came to Festina in 1925 and married Auguste Hartmann in 1925. (This was the first marriage ceremony I performed as a priest). They settled near Festina for a while, then moved to Lawler where Johann Gossling died in 1972.
7. Sophia (1862-1924) She arrived with her brother Hermann in Festina in 1883. There she married John Tilkes. They settled near North Washington where both are buried.

The first Elsbernd, that we know something about and is the forebearer of all Elsbernds throughout the world - as far as we know - married in 1616. Between him and my father, who married in 1880, are sic generations - a total of 264 years. That means, each generation is 40 years! What's the reason? There are many! They married late, the first child was not always a son. A lot died young from diseases and epidemics. Others died on the battlefields in numerous wars that swept across Germany in past centuries. We in USA, who never lived through an invasion, cannot possibly imagine the destruction that a war can bring to a country.

Father left Germany at 18 years, to avoid the mandatory military service. The small Prussian state had under the direction of the infamous Chancellor Bismarck conquered the smaller German states and unified them under Prussian rule. The catholic West German states suffered under his protestant government, which was an additional attraction for Catholics, to emigrate to the new land, which offered them religious freedom.

After a long trip, Father landed in New York. With the train he came to Ossian. The current Milwaukee line was extended to Calmar in 1869 by McGregor. No doubt the train transported goods for the work groups further west. From Ossian he went on foot to Festina with just 5 dollars in his pocket.

In Festina he lived with his sister Anna Elpert, who had come six years earlier. At first he completed odd jobs: clearing land of tree stumps (for one stump he got 15 cents, less for smaller ones), carrying stones for building houses (the house of Tony Gerlemann east of Rogers farm was built of stones, that he had carried from the old quarry from Romualds Farm) and other odd jobs, that were to be had. During winter he made wooden shoes, that were in fashion in those days. This was an occupation that he knew and that he had learned as a boy; he made 4 to 6 pairs in one day. They were made in the cellar of our house and in the evening by the light of a kerosene lamp finished upstairs in the family circle. He did this work until 1910, when the demand for wooden shoes receded.

Festina was at this time still a raw boundary city. There was a brewery (parts of the buildings still stand today west of town) and 13 saloons. Father Augustin Saufer, the pastor, tried to rid the town of them but he had to fight against must resistance from the local gentlemen. They threw stones against the church building, broke windows and threatened with violence. The pastor was afraid and asked my father, to sleep in the parish house, until the storm had settled.

Most of the grain was harvested by hand. Long scythes were used to cut the corn down; others followed and collected the stalks to tie them into bundles using a handful of the stalks. Then the bundles were placed in a pile to allow them to dry out. Afterwards the grain was separated from the stalks by means of flails. This took many hours. Migrant workers followed the ripening corn from the south. They were a rough bunch and since father refused to work in the hot sun if he did not have a jug of beer near a shady tree the
migrant workers must have kept the brewery and the saloons alive. Father remembers that some years later the first mechanical harvesters appeared. These consisted of a simple horse-drawn platform on which the grain cuttings fell. A worker stood at the side of the platform and used a rake to sweep the cuttings aside when a complete bundle had been collected on the platform. The men following behind the platform bound the bundles by means of a handful of straw. Undoubtedly father was doing this work since he was very good at tying loose bundles together that the binder had lost. Father vividly remembers the
uproar when a certain farmer bought the first McCormack mechanical binder. On Sundays many farmers came from far and wide to look at the wonderful and funny thing. Its disadvantage was that it bound the sheaves with wire that had to be cut and moved away by hand before the bundle came into the thresher. Later machines used twine.

The stone church in Festina had been built 14 years before he arrived there.
In this church he married Maria Möllers in autumn of 1880. Friar Sauter married them. In the same year he became a citizen of the USA. They made their home in Festina in a house that was located on the side that is presently occupied by Mrs. Joe Einck. Anna was born here. He continued his work until they bought a farm in Springfield, north of Ossian (now called Wiltgen-farm) in 1884. This is where Mary was born. They only worked on the farm for one year and sold it for the same price for which they had bought it. Then they
bought a farm from Henry Wenthold located to the south of Festina (presently the property of MR. Wenthold). The other children were born on this farm.

Father was not used running a farm, particularly not an American-style one. I still remember well having visited a cousin in Germany in 1933 who owned something that looked like a huge farm for that region. Father had only one horse. In order to plow the field, he tied the horse and the cow together, which were supposed to then pull the plow.
Mother however had grown up on a farm, and in the first years, she ran the farm more or less. But father learned; he was soon free from debt, provided well for the large family and saved enough to be able to buy a larger farm and to hire farmhands instead sending them out as rented workers to others.

Toward the end of the year 1908, the 120-acre farm was sold for 80 dollars an acre. A farm that was twice as large in area was bought from Mrs. Henry Cremer at 89 dollars an acre. It was divided later between John and Alois. Now Ray and Roger live on it. The new farm drove father into large debts. He was a man, who worried about the people, whom he employed and to whom he had to pay wages. This was often made clear in discussions.

One day, as he was again moaning because of the large debts and his inability to pay the wages, we reassured him that if he worked hard and it would not be long, until he was free from his debts. He was sure that we were wrong. So he agreed to buy a car, in the year in which we were free from debt. With the inflation, that the First World War brought, the debts were gone, and we reminded him of his promise. And so we got our first auto, a Ford Model T. It cost 380 dollars. For us, it was the greatest of luxury. We could drive to church past all the farmers, who were still dependent on horse and wagon.

Until 1916 the roads were bad; Under or over each hill there were hoof or wheel marks. The first road grader, pulled by an early model tractor, appeared, in order to make the road to Calmar useable by cars. William Ehler operated it, and my brother John
steered the tractor. Now the road was passable by cars, except in winter when it was blocked by snow, and in spring, when the deep, soft mud caused the wheels to get bogged.

In Jan 1925 my parents and Frances moved from their farm into a newly built house in Festina (it now belongs to Rudi Luetkenhaus.) Father couldn't remain idle. He bought a cow, two pigs and a few hens and continued his farming on a small scale, until his poor
constitution made this impossible. Both parents died in the same year, 1938, only 6 months apart. They now rest in the cemetery in Festina.


An uncle of father's, on his mother's side, Gerhard Heitkemper, came to Festina early in 1859. He died of an illness only few months later. His was the first burial in the in the new cemetery bordering the church. Before this burials were in the old cemetery of Festina, east of the house of Miss Catherine Mi(ö)ller. Still earlier people were buried at the "old Mission" .

Maria Moellers (1861-1938), My Mother

Her father, Henrich Moellers, was born in 1823 in Telgte in Westfalia. At the age of 23 my mother came with her younger brother Bernard, 17, to Festina. She was among the first settlers in the region if Festina. The Iowa Indian territory was opened to white settlement only eight years earlier. Fort At(k)inson was still occupied by soldiers who were protecting the Winnebago tribe (driven there from the other side of the Mississippi)from their enemies, who held their traditional hunting grounds. A Catholic priest was stationed in the fort for the soldiers and the Indians. The wooden church was built on the old military trail somewhere between the Brinks, now Huber farm and the Catholic cemetary. Without doubt, Henry and his brother attended this church, on foot at that.
Pioneers were very used to moving around. In 1848 the government began to move the Indians onto the reservation in Minnesota. The chaplain left them. Next year a group of six Catholic families came from Indiana and settled on the abandoned Indian Reservation. They soon built the largest wooden building on the reservation and established it on the site where now the "smallest church in the world" stands. It was named "Our Lady of Seven Aches/Pains/Sufferings/Anguishes (take yourpick)". The same year Priests from New Vienna and later from Guttenberg came to hold regular church services with the first settlers. Grandfather was certainly one of the worshippers in this wooden church. It was at the time the only Catholic church in this region and people came from from Waucoma, Spillville and West Union. In 1853 or 1854 someone set the wooden church on fire. It was thus completely destroyed. Immediately the settlers began to build a new church, but in two Fruehjahren, as Festina was then called. This wooden church stood northwest of the present rectory. In this small church Henry married Anna Tegelkamp, born in 1828; also an emigrant from Telgte in Westphalia. Reverend Louis Decailly married them.
It was the 19th marriage that taken place in the church that year.

The current stone church was built around 1860 (dedicated 1861). Together with the stone church, the current cemetery was also put into operation. The first man who was buried at this cemetery was an uncle on my father's maternal side, Gerhard Heitkemper, who died in 1859. Up until his wedding grandfather had a herd of sheep and did odd jobs.
Then he bought a farm, measuring 120 morgens. The land had earlier been given to a certain Mills Beddach, a captain of the Virginia Militia, as a reward for faithful services. He however never came to take possession of the farm. His widow sold it for 2 dollars a morgen to Henry. It was untilled soil, which had been never touched by a plow. Here he began to cultivate the land using oxen as beasts of burden. His son William, who modified the name to Mi(ö)ller, and the grandchildren (the Miller brothers) continued the agriculture until recently. Now Steve Einck lives on the farm, who married Marylin
Humpal, a great-great-granddaughter of Henry.

The life of the settlers was hard. A rough hewn log cabin served as home. No, no carpets, not even a cement floor, no electricity with all the amenities and comforts, no railway, no proper roads, but simple paths between the fields, no telephone and no newspapers, no fuel for heating and cooking except wood. Tallow candles were the first source of oil three years, after Henry had begun farming in Pennsylvania. The few businesses, which operated in small towns, made these in exchange for eggs and other farm products. They traded for goods and not cash.

In order to sell grain, for instance wheat, for cash, one had to bring it to McGregor, since the river was the only route of transportation. The way with an ox truck, which did not have springs, took four to five days on the military route, which those was only finished road at the time, when one began with the agriculture.

Mother told us once that (Henry?) had been late. The dark night had already begun. Their mother ignited a lantern, climbed to the top of a tree near the house, and hung her there inside. So the light could lead him home. Another time, than the winter was very severe, mother brought the only cow, which still gave milk into the house to guarantee that the small children were supplied.

One day the news of the Indian massacre, which had occurred in New Ulm in Minnesota, spread in the village. Some settlers began to hastily pack their carts in order to flee. Those things that could not be carried, were hidden. Cooler heads prevailed and made it clear to the others that New Ulm was far away. Thus all decided to remain.

Toward end of the civil war, while the family was working in the field, The local sheriff road out to Henry and gave him his induction orders into the army.

But he could not leave wife and children behind. Unfortunately he began to look for a substitute for his army position. This was possible in these times. Finally he found a loafer. After a lot of haggling they agreed on 200 Dollar, a very considerable amount back
in those days. The man joined the army, but no sooner had he put on his uniform than the war was over. Nevertheless he demanded the whole amount. He left Henry with a staggering high amount of debts. It took years until they were payed off. Money was scarce, farming was primitive and the prices very low. The rustic family was practically only self-supplier. Most of what one ate came from the farm. The sheep`s wool was processed and spinned to threads by hand, then knitted to socks, gloves, caps, woolen jackets and other things. As a boy I used to watch mother processing and spinning the wool, while father would finish the wooden shoes that he had made this day. While doing so the family gathered around a kerosine lamp.

The garden products were preserved. Cabbage was fermented to sauerkraut in tall stone pitchers. The pigs were slaughtered during the winter. Meat was cut and all kinds of sausages prepared and hang up in the smokehouse until they were smoke-dry. They were preserved until the summer in they way the Indians preserved things. Mother had not received many formal school lessons. In the 1870ies Festina had a one-room school. If a teacher was found, he taught reading, writing and calculating and maybe some more with the help of few books and the ever present and much used cane.

Since mother was the only girl at home and was called upon to do much work, she was not able to go to school but for less then a year as she often told us. In spite of that she was able to learn enough high German to read the prayer book. Since all settlers were of German origin, with the exception of one or two, it was German that was the language that was taught in school. This continued until the first World War. When I went to school English [??] was taught as a foreign language then. Church services were also entirely in German until 1918. This was changed because of patriotic reasons. That's how a new generation grew up that learned no German. Mother was able to "speak" with her grandchildren only using signs and her smile.

4-Alois Elsbernd was born on 5 May 1903 in Festina and died on 10 Jul 1974 in Calmar at age 71. Alois married Loretta Kuennen on 1 Sep 1926 in Calmar, daughter of Joseph Kuennen and Kathryn Smith. Loretta was born on 8 May 1904 in Festina and died on 30 Aug 1991 in Calmar at age 87. They had 12 children.

5-Lawrence J. Elsbernd was born on 11 Sep 1927. Lawrence married Evelyn Clara Bodensteiner on 1 Aug 1951 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, daughter of Bernard Henry Bodensteiner and Rose Mary Rausch. Evelyn was born on 30 Apr 1932 in St. Lucas. They had eight children. They had a dairy farm north of Calmar. In 1994 he was honored at the Winneshiek County Dairy Banquet as the Pioneer Dairyman. He was one of the guiding members of "the North East Iowa Breeder's Co-op for many years and was a member of the DHIA early on in his career and served as a Board member to that group as well. Lawrence entered into the dairy business naturally. His father had one of the first "dairies" in the county, beginning in the depression. The family had a milking machine that was one of the first installed in the area. In 1982 his herd won the High Production award for the county. In 1985, he received the Outstanding Conservation Farmer of the Year Award. They traveled to Germany to visit their ancestral homes.

6-Floyd Alois Elsbernd was born on 19 Jul 1952. Floyd married Carol Ann Shindelar, daughter of Alvin George Shindelar and Edith Johanna Reicks. The marriage ended in divorce. Carol was born on 18 Jul 1954 in West Union. Floyd next married Jeanne Lovell on 10 Oct 1982 in Dallas Center, Iowa. Jeanne was born in Jul 1962. They had three children.

7-Heather Lynn Elsbernd was born on 1 Mar 1983.

7-Katherine Lynn Elsbernd was born on 31 May 1984.

7-Benjamin Elsbernd was born on 10 Mar 1988.

6-Wanda Mae Elsbernd was born on 12 Aug 1954. Wanda married Ronald Herbert Barloon, son of Leonard John Barloon and Leona Sophia Ott. Ronald was born on 23 Apr 1954. They had two children. He is serving in the military and was stationed in Germany.

7-Ronda Lee Barloon was born on 12 Aug 1974. Ronda married Jeffrey William Brooks on 19 Apr 1977 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, son of Donald Noland Brooks and Marilyn Joan Stripling. Jeffrey was born on 16 Feb 1974 in Texas.

7-Jessica Barloon was born on 31 Jul 1977.

6-Cheryl Lee Elsbernd was born on 19 Aug 1956. Cheryl married Gary Alvin Moellers on 30 Aug 1975 in Calmar, son of Clair William Moellers and Dorothy E. Franzen. Gary was born on 24 Jan 1954. They had two children.

7-Sarah Jane Moellers was born on 16 Jul 1976.

7-Dawn Renee Moellers was born on 16 May 1979. Dawn married Aaron David Lalk on 9 Sep 2006 in Denver Baptist Church. Cheryl next married Dean S. Frye on 30 Sep 2000 in Decorah. Dean was born in May 1965.

6-Duane Linus Elsbernd was born on 17 Jun 1958 in Calmar. Duane married Sharon Kriener on 6 Aug 1988, daughter of Jerome W. Kriener and Madonna M Hackman. Sharon was born on 15 Oct 1963. They had four children. He runs the family farm.

7-Luke Alois Elsbernd was born on 10 Jun 1991.

7-Dustin Tyler Elsbernd was born on 23 Sep 1992.

7-Erica Rose Elsbernd was born on 28 Jan 1995.

7-Jenna Elsbernd was born on 7 Mar 1998.

6-Cyntha Marie Elsbernd was born on 17 Aug 1959. Cyntha married Martin Marion Jestrab on 21 Jul 1979. They had three children.

7-Eric M. Jestrab was born on 4 Feb 1983.

7-Lisa Ann Jestrab was born on 23 Apr 1985.

7-Brian Jestrab was born on 9 Jan 1992.

6-Leon Gerald Elsbernd was born on 30 Sep 1960. Leon married Denise A. Throndson. Denise was born in Jun 1960. They had four children.

7-Lindsey Marie Elsbernd was born on 2 Aug 1984.

7-Jacob L. Elsbernd was born on 3 May 1986. He is on the wrestling team at Upper Iowa University.

7-Danielle Elsbernd was born on 7 Feb 1989.

7-Jamie Elsbernd was born on 10 Jan 1998.

6-Lois Ann Elsbernd was born on 21 May 1962. Lois married Dennis J. Bohr on 14 Aug 1982. Dennis was born in Oct 1958. They had three children.

7-Aaron Joseph Bohr was born on 24 Feb 1984.

7-Nicole Bohr was born on 9 Dec 1986.

7-Adam Bohr was born on 22 Sep 1990.

6-Neal Raymond Elsbernd was born on 10 Dec 1964. Neal married Rita Marie Zoulek on 11 May 1985, daughter of John George Zoulek and Joyce Ann Langreck. Rita was born on 25 Oct 1964 in Spillville, Iowa. They had two children.

7-Samatha Jo Elsbernd was born on 6 Apr 1987.

7-Matthew Michael Elsbernd was born on 10 Dec 1998.

6-Daniel Lawrence Elsbernd was born on 12 Aug 1967. Daniel married Paige Lyn Lacey on 9 Mar 1999 in Florida. Paige was born on 9 May 1971. They had a son.

7-Alec Elsbernd was born on 23 Feb 2001.

5-Paul J. Elsbernd was born on 19 Feb 1929 in Calmar, died on 13 Mar 1997 in Calmar of cancer at age 68, and was buried in St. Aloysius. Paul married Darlene Langreck on 28 Aug 1957 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, daughter of Edward B. Langreck and Agnes E. Brincks. Darlene was born on 16 Dec 1936. They had ten children. They lived on a farm north of Festina near Calmar.

6-Jean Marie Elsbernd was born on 28 Oct 1958 in Fort Atkinson. Jean married Donald John Boyer on 28 Aug 1982, son of Joseph Boyer and Lucille A. Wurzer. Donald was born on 7 Oct 1956 in West Union. They had four children.

7-Matthew Boyer was born on 17 Aug 1983.

7-Jospeh Boyer was born on 3 Dec 1985.

7-Jessica Boyer was born on 9 Nov 1990.

7-Christine Boyer was born on 10 Mar 1993.

6-Donald Paul Elsbernd was born on 12 Oct 1959. Donald married Trish Fraser on 2 Jan 1982. Trish was born on 21 Jul 1958. They had three children. They have a 1,000+ acre farm near Postville where he grows corn and soybenas.

7-Elizabeth Elsbernd was born on 31 Aug 1985.

7-Eric Elsbernd was born on 18 Aug 1987.

7-Stephanie Elsbernd was born on 4 Dec 1989.

6-Geri A. Elsbernd was born on 8 Jul 1961.

6-Terence J. Elsbernd was born on 2 Sep 1963 in Iowa. Terence married Jane Bolson Farley. Jane was born on 2 Jan 1958. They had three children.

7-David Elsbernd was born on 17 Jan 1982.

7-Amanda Elsbernd was born on 11 Nov 1987.

7-Jeremy Els Elsbernd was born on 3 Jan 1989.

6-Joseph Gerard (Joey) Elsbernd was born on 4 Dec 1964.

6-Randall Lee Elsbernd was born on 5 Dec 1966. Randall married Rebecca J. Severson.

6-Dean E. Elsbernd was born on 12 Oct 1968. Dean married Julie G. Wiltgen on 22 Jun 1991. Julie was born in 1969.

6-Arlyn R. Elsbernd was born on 22 Jul 1971.

6-Sherri Ann Elsbernd was born on 29 Mar 1975. Sherri married Jason E. Carolan.

5-LT Col Gerard F. Elsbernd was born on 7 Aug 1934 in Calmar, died on 22 Aug 2002 in Alaska at age 68, and was buried in Sunset Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois. Gerard married Joanne Strachan on 4 Jun 1959 in Denver, daughter of John Strachan and Jeannette DiLullo. Joanne was born on 23 Sep 1936 in Denver, died on 24 Nov 2000 in Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois at age 64, and was buried in Sunset Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois. They had four children. In 1951 he was President of the Calmar Future Farmers of America chapter. He was in the first graduating class of the United States Air Force Academy at Lowery Field, Colorado in 1959. He received his M.B.A. from Auburn University in Montgomery, AL and his PhD from Ohio State University. He spent 25 years in the US Air Force where he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross (10LC), and the Air Medal (30LC). He served 5 years on the faculty of the USAF Academy. After retiring from the Air Force, he spent 22 years as a mechanical engineer. He had been employed as a consultant for Atron Systems in Simi Valley, CA and for Harris Corp. in Quincy. He died from heart failure.

6-Curtis A. Elsbernd was born on 16 Mar 1960 in Laredo.

6-Douglas J. Elsbernd was born on 7 Sep 1961 in Fort Dix. Douglas married Maureen Hurlvurt on 18 May 1985. Maureen was born on 16 Aug 1962 in Rock Island.

6-Christine Elsbernd was born on 7 Jan 1963 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Christine married Timothy Collins. They had a son.

7-Sullivan Collins was born in Tennesse.

6-Brian D. Elsbernd was born on 14 Feb 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Brian married Cheryl Levine. They had a son. They live in Washington D.C.

7-Joey L. Elsbernd

5-Rev. Elmer J. Elsbernd was born on 4 May 1936 in Festina, died on 8 Dec 2001 in Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Illinois at age 65, and was buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery. He was ordained into the priesthood Jan. 9, 1965 at Techny, Illinois. He received a master's of science degree in the teaching of physics from De Paul University. He served as vocation director and teacher of mathematics at the Divine Word College, Epworth, from 1965 to 1972. He was transferred to Divine Word high school seminary in Perrysburg, Ohio, in 1972.

5-Sister Helen Elsbernd was born on 15 Jan 1938. She entered the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration at La Crosse. She was Vice president for Educational Affairs at Teikyo Marycrest University in Davenport, Iowa. She previously served as teacher and administrator at Viterbo College in La Crosse.

5-Clare Elsbernd was born on 19 Aug 1939 in Festina. Clare married Richard Faas on 6 Aug 1960. Richard was born on 16 Sep 1931 in La Crosse, La Crosse Co., Wisconsin. They had four children.

6-Eric Faas was born on 8 May 1961. Eric married Karla Bryhn. Karla was born on 25 Dec 1961. They had two children.

7-Elizabeth Jean Faas was born on 16 Jul 1986.

7-Daniele Bryhn Faas was born on 19 Mar 1991.

6-Timothy Faas was born on 6 Aug 1963.

6-Mary Clare Faas was born on 10 Jun 1965. Mary married Lynn Kaiser on 31 May 1986. Lynn was born on 17 Nov 1961. They had a daughter.

7-Kristine Kaiser was born on 17 Dec 1989.

6-Kurt Faas was born on 17 Jul 1969.

5-Dennis Elsbernd was born on 24 Feb 1942. Dennis married Jackie Shuck on 2 May 1964. Jackie was born on 12 Oct 1942 in Maryland. They had five children.

6-Madonna Els Elsbernd was born in Jan 1965 in Puerto Rico. Madonna married Kevin Pendley on 6 Jul 1985.

6-Bruce Elsbernd was born on 22 Dec 1965 in Puerto Rico.

6-Gary Elsbernd was born on 21 Feb 1967. Gary married Rhonda Stover on 1 Aug 1987. They had a daughter.

7-Meridith Lynne Elsbernd was born on 25 Mar 1991.

6-Wayne Elsbernd was born on 12 Oct 1968 in Oxnard, California. Wayne married Denise Gouvion.

6-Bob Elsbernd was born on 29 Dec 1970 in Olathe, Kansas.

5-Kathleen A. Elsbernd was born on 11 Apr 1943. Kathleen married Larry F. Schissel on 26 Oct 1965. Larry was born on 3 Oct 1942. They had three children.

6-Brian Schissel was born on 30 Sep 1964. Brian married Jane Arends on 7 Sep 1989. Jane was born on 26 Dec 1965.

6-Mark Schissel was born on 24 Mar 1968. Mark married Jody Beller on 13 Oct 1990. Jody was born on 29 May 1968.

6-Kay Michelle Schissel was born on 11 Dec 1970.

5-Sister Rosemary Elsbernd was born on 25 Jul 1945. On 8 Sep 1963 she entered the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration at LaCrosse.

5-Raymond Elsbernd was born on 6 Dec 1947. Raymond married Donna Junko on 11 Aug 1973. Donna was born on 23 Dec 1948. They had four children.

6-Laura Elsbernd was born on 9 Apr 1974.

6-Peter R. Elsbernd was born on 31 Oct 1977. Peter married Kristi L. Wangen on 23 Sep 2000 in Minnesota. Kristi was born on 13 Oct 1979.

6-Patricia Elsbernd was born on 8 Aug 1978.

6-Lynn Elsbernd was born on 29 Dec 1982.

5-Agnes M. Elsbernd was born on 20 Jan 1931. Agnes married Joseph Chris Hackman on 28 Oct 1952, son of Joseph Hackman and Theresia Schmitt. Joseph was born on 15 Aug 1925. They had a daughter.

6-Sharon K. Hackman was born on 12 Jul 1958. Sharon married John J. Thuente, son of Virgil Joseph Thuente and Irma B. Winter. John was born on 25 Apr 1956 in Ft Atkinson. They had three children.

7-Eric J. Thuente was born on 18 Aug 1978. Eric married Amy L. Meyer on 3 Dec 2005 in St. Aloysius in Calmar, daughter of Peter Kenneth Meyer and Alma M. Hageman. Amy was born on 18 Nov 1980.

7-Nicole Thuente was born on 17 Apr 1980. Nicole married Lloyd J. Kuennen on 16 Oct 2004 in St. John's Nepomucene Church, Fort Atkinson, son of Francis Kuennen and Darlene Scholbrock. Lloyd was born on 21 Sep 1978.

7-Marcus Joseph Thuente was born on 5 Mar 1984.

5-Anna Mae Elsbernd was born on 21 Aug 1931. Anna married Raymond A. Kuhn on 27 Aug 1951 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, son of Albert Joseph Kuhn and Barbara Shindelar. Raymond was born on 1 Dec 1927 in Calmar and died on 5 Oct 1997 at age 69. They had five children.

6-Mary Kuhn was born on 29 May 1954.Mary married Dennis Thiesen on 30 Apr 1988. Dennis was born on 6 May 1953. They had a daughter.

7-Sarah Thiesen was born on 17 Sep 1990.

6-Linus Kuhn was born on 27 Sep 1955. Linus married Beth Nurch on 20 Aug 1988. Beth was born on 26 Jul 1961. They had a daughter.

7-Katie Beth Kuhn was born on 9 Apr 1990.

6-Dennis Kuhn was born on 12 Jul 1957. He lives at Woodward State Hospital School.

6-Janice Kuhn was born on 29 Aug 1959. Janice married Mark Wendland on 8 Oct 1988. Mark was born on 14 Sep 1960. They had two children.

7-Kayla Wendland was born on 7 Apr 1990.

7-Jessica Wendland was born on 9 Sep 1992.

6-Kuhn

3-Frank Elsbernd was born on 14 Jul 1859 in Cincinnati and died on 24 Dec 1906 in Cincinnati at age 47. Frank married Mary A. Mary was born in 1863 in Ohio. They had five children. In 1920, Mary lived in the home of her dauther, Bertha and her family. Her children, Margaret, Hilda and Herbert lived with them.

4-Frank J. Elsbernd Jr. was born on 8 Jun 1889 in Cincinnati and died on 11 Mar 1912 at age 22.

4-Mamie C. Elsbernd was born in Mar 1891.

4-Bertha F. Elsbernd was born on 10 Mar 1894 in Cincinnati and died on 15 Feb 1981 in Cincinnati at age 86. She married Anthony C. Elsasser. They had a son.

5-Herman F. Elsasser was born in 1918 in Cincinnati.

4-Hilda Mary Elsbernd was born on 7 Sep 1896 in Cincinnati and died on 12 Nov 1982 in Dayton at age 86. Hilda married Harry Francis Finke on 2 Dec 1922 in St. Andrew's.

4-Herbert Benedict Elsbernd was born on 22 Jul 1899 in Cincinnati and died on 12 May 1970 in Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati at age 70. He registered for the draft stating that he was employed as a machinist at a tool company. Herbert married Unknown.

3-Clara Elsbernd was born on 11 Jul 1859 in Legden, Nordrhein-Westfalen and died in 1921 at age 62. Clara married Johann B. Gossling. Johann was born in 1859 in Legden, Nordrhein-Westfalen and died in 1940 at age 81. They had a son.

4-John Gossling was born on 8 Feb 1900 and died in Jan 1973 in Lawler at age 72. John married Auguste Hartman in 1929 in Festina. Auguste was born on 23 Oct 1903 and died in Feb 1977 in Lawler at age 73.

3-Sophia Elsbernd was born on 12 Feb 1862 in Legden, Nordrhein-Westfalen and died in 1924 in Iowa at age 62. She died of Pneumonia. Sophia married John B. Tilkes on 14 Feb 1887 in Festina. John was born in 1852 in Preußen. They had six children.

4-Anna Tilkes

4-Frederick J. (Fred) Tilkes was born on 4 Dec 1890 in North Washington and died on 9 Sep 1968 in Deerfield, Chickasaw Co., Iowa at age 77. Frederick married Susan Rohe, daughter of Henry Rohe and Elizabeth Lipplet. Susan was born on 1 Mar 1892 in New Hampton and died on 30 Jun 1974 in New Hampton at age 82. They had three children.

5-Henry Tilkes was born in 1923 in Deerfield, Chickasaw Co., Iowa.

5-Monica Tilkes was born in 1924 in Deerfield, Chickasaw Co., Iowa.

5-Lucille Susan Tilkes was born in 1928. Lucille married Louis John Zeien. Louis was born in 1928. They had five children.

6-Elaine Zeien

6-Male Zeien

6-Madonna Zeien

6-Thomas John Zeien was born in 1955. Thomas married Cynthia Sue.

6-Peter L. Zeien was born in 1959. Peter married Dixie Sue. Dixie was born in 1960.

4-Joseph Frank Tilkes was born on 9 Sep 1893 and died in Sep 1966 in New Hampton at age 73.

4-Catherine Tilkes was born in 1896.

4-John Barry Tilkes was born on 25 Jan 1899 and died in Oct 1965 in New Hampton at age 66. John married Sophia C. Sophia was born in 1903 in Iowa.

4-Sophia Tilkes was born on 3 Mar 1903 and died on 21 May 1980 in Charles City, Floyd Co., Iowa at age 77. Sophia married John P. Flick on 25 Feb 1929. John was born on 14 Jun 1905.

2-Johan Gerhard Henry Elsbernd was born on 23 Apr 1822 in Legden, Isingort, Nordrhein-Westfalen, died on 20 Nov 1900 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio at age 78, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery. Johan married Anna Hollenberg on 9 Jan 1848 in St. John the Baptist Church, Cincinnati. Anna was born in 1828 in Legden and died in Cincinnati. They had six children.

3-Henry George Elsbernd was born in Aug 1852 in Cincinnati and died on 31 Jul 1905 in Cincinnati at age 52. Henry married Maria Sukop. Maria was born in 1855 in Austria and died on 21 Feb 1904 in Cincinnati at age 49. They had five children. In 1880 they lived in Cincinnati. Mary's sister, Rose Sukop, age 15, lived with them.

4-Henry George Elsbernd Jr. was born on 18 Jun 1877 in Cincinnati and died on 22 Oct 1895 in Cincinnati at age 18.

4-Annie Elsbernd was born in 1879 in Cincinnati.

4-Rose Elsbernd was born on 20 May 1882 in Cincinnati.

4-Albert Bernard Elsbernd was born on 30 Dec 1887 in Cincinnati and died on 2 Aug 1955 at age 67. Albert married Emilia Mary Mueller on 9 Jun 1909 in St. John's Church, Cincinnati. They had three children. He registered for the draft stating that he was employed as a plumber, was married and had three children. In 1930 they lived in Cincinnati.

5-Irene Elsbernd was born on 8 May 1910 in Cincinnati. Irene married Fred Johns.

5-Edward H. Elsbernd was born on 22 Feb 1912 in Cincinnati and died on 28 Apr 1992 in University Hospital at age 80. He enlisted on 20 Apr 1942 in Cincinnati for the duration of the War. He was single and employed as a machinist or railway mechanic.

5-Alfred H. Elsbernd was born on 30 Jul 1916 in Cincinnati, died on 11 May 2002 in Cincinnati at age 85, and was buried in St. Mary Cemetery, Mt. Healthy. Alfred married Alma Weber. They had a daughter.

6-Judy Elsbernd married Wales Brown. They had adaughter.

7-Jennifer Marie Brown was born on 8 Sep 1987 in Kentucky.

He registered for the draft stating he was employed as a plumber, was married and had two children.

4-Charles Henry Elsbernd was born on 29 May 1893 in Cincinnati, died on 1 Mar 1967 in Good Samaritan Hospital at age 73, and was buried in Cincinnati. Charles married Matilda. Matilda was born in 1890 and died on 11 Nov 1958 in Cincinnati at age 68. They had a son. He registered for the draft stating he was employed as a wood worker at the Harvard Piano Co. in Bayton, Kentucky. He was married. He registered for WWII stating he lived in Cincinnati.

5-Carl A. Elsbernd was born on 15 Jun 1916 in Cincinnati and died on 21 Jul 1991 in Cincinnati at age 75. Carl married Kathryn M. Conneighton. They had five children. He was an aerospace engineer.

6-Carl M. Elsbernd was born on 24 Sep 1942 in Cincinnati and died on 19 Aug 2006 in Cincinnati at age 63. Carl married and had 1 child, Stephen A. (Steve)

7-Stephen A. (Steve) Elsbernd was born on 28 Dec 1969 in Cincinnati. Stephen married Lauri Ann.

6-Marian Elsbernd married James Foster.

6-Kathleen C. Elsbernd was born on 5 Dec 1953 in Cincinnati.

6-Donald J. Elsbernd was born on 22 Dec 1955. Donald married Leslie Frances.

6-Kenneth V. Elsbernd was born on 15 Jun 1958 in Cincinnati. Kenneth married Sherry L.

3-John Gerhard Elsbernd was born on 8 Oct 1855 in Cincinnati and died on 21 Apr 1934 in Cincinnati at age 78. John married Elizabeth Mary Hoeper, daughter of Joseph Hoeper and Mary Ann Drochtert. Elizabeth was born on 3 Mar 1862 in Lafayette Co., Wisconsin and died on 27 Jun 1948 in Cincinnati at age 86. They had 14 children. They appear in the 1900 census as Henry and Marth. The children are correct and their ages are correct.

4-John Henry Elsbernd was born on 5 Jan 1883 in Cincinnati, died on 22 Mar 1961 in Long Term Care Facility at age 78, and was buried in Cincinnati. He registered for the draft stating he was employed as a cigar maker and lived with his parents. In 1920 he was 36 years old and in 1930 he was still living at home. He never married.

4-Gertrude Elsbernd was born on 28 May 1884. Gertrude married George Steioff, son of oseph Steioffand Elizabeth Binder. George was born on 22 Jan 1885 in Cincinnati and died on 31 Jul 1940 in Campbell, Kentucky at age 55. They had a son.

5-Harold Steioff was born on 15 Mar 1912 and died on 18 Oct 1986 in Covington, Kentucky at age 74. Harold married Catherine Eleanor Grace. Catherine was born on 2 Sep 1924 in Cincinnati.

4-Joseph Henry Elsbernd was born on 4 Sep 1885 in Cincinnati and died on 17 Dec 1951 at age 66. Joseph married Magdalena. Magdalena was born on 6 Dec 1887 and died on 18 Sep 1988 in Cheviot, Hamilton Co., Ohio at age 100. He registered for the draft stating he was a patrolman at city hall in Cincinnati and was married. In 1920 they lived in a rented home in Cincinnati. No children were shown. He registered for WWII in 1942.

4-Bernard Elsbernd was born on 2 Dec 1886 in Cincinnati and died on 17 Nov 1960 in Veteran's Adm. Medical Center at age 73. He registered for the draft stating he lived on Hollister St. in Cincinnati. He was employed as a cigar maker. He enlisted on 22 Jul 1918 and served in the 12 Battalion Field Artillery Replacement Draft Headquarters and Supply Section Cp Jackson Summary Court to 7 Sept 1918; Headquarters Company 15 Field Artillery to Discharge Private Meuse-Argonne. American Expeditionary Forces 30 Sept 1918 to 4 Aug 1919. Honorable discharge 14 Aug 1919. In 1920 and 1930 he lived at home with his parents. Bernard married Mamie. Mamie was born in 1888 in Ohio. They had a daughter.

4-Fredericka Elsbernd was born on 12 Dec 1888 and died on 29 Sep 1977 at age 88. Fredericka married Joseph Ritter. Joseph was born in 1893. They had a daughter.

5-Inez M. Ritter was born on 3 Dec 1924.

4-Freda Elsbernd was born in 1889 in Cincinnati. In 1920 she was 31 years old and lived with her parents.

4-Catherine Elsbernd was born on 21 Jul 1890 and died on 28 Feb 1984 at age 93. Catherine married Edward Osterhouse.

4-Angela Elsbernd was born on 21 Dec 1891 in Cincinnati.

4-Florence H. Elsbernd was born on 19 Nov 1893 in Cincinnati and died on 2 Jun 1968 at age 74. Florence married George Phifer after 1920. George was born on 27 Dec 1897 and died on 9 Oct 1972 at age 74.

4-Alphonse Henry (Albert) Elsbernd was born on 1 Sep 1895 in Cincinnati and died on 9 Sep 1967 in Veteran's Adm. Medical Center at age 72. He enlisted on 4 Apr 1918 in the US Navy Reserve Forces. He was living on Hollister St. at the time. He was at the Training Station Great Lakes Ill 5 Apr 1918 to 27 May 1918; Receiving Ship Philadelphia to 13 June 1918; Naval Battery 1 to 11 Nov 1918. Ship Fitter, First Class 150 days; Coppersmith, First Class 71 days. Released 15 Jan 1919. Honorable discharge 30 Sept 1921. Lack of funds. Receiving Ship New York NY. Coppersmith, First Class Called to active duty 5 Apr 1918. Alphonse married Mary Maurer. Mary was born on 15 May 1895 and died on 13 Mar 1988 at age 92. They had four children.

5-Albert Anthony Elsbernd was born on 12 May 1930 in Cincinnati and died on 24 Nov 1997 in Franscisan Hospital, MT Airy Campus at age 67. Albert married Virginia W. Mitchell. Virginia was born on 6 Mar 1925, died on 30 Mar 2007 at age 82, and was buried in St. John Church (Dry Ridge Rd). They had five children. Maurer Marital Status: Married Education: 14 Armed Forces Indicator: Yes Branch of Service: Army Industry of Decedent: Justice, public order, and safety Occupation of Decedent: Police and detectives, public service

6-James H. Elsbernd was born on 14 Dec 1946. James married Julie.

6-Diane Elsbernd married John Robinson-Emmerling.

6-William Elsbernd married Amy L.

6-Alan Elsbernd was born on 8 May 1961. Alan married Sandy.

6-Beth Elsbernd married Anthony Barker.

5-Margaret Elsbernd

5-Ralph Elsbernd

5-Ruth Elsbernd

4-Emma Elsbernd was born on 19 Dec 1896 in Cincinnati and died on 28 Jan 1975 in Butler Co., Ohio at age 78. Emma married Kester A, Kappner. Kester was born on 28 Oct 1896 and died on 23 Nov 1964 at age 68. They had two children.

5-Mary Jane Kappner was born in 1918 and died in 1990 at age 72.

5-Ethyl R. Kappner was born on 19 Jun 1924 in Cincinnati and died on 28 Apr 1978 at age 53. Ethyl married Albert J. White.

4-George Elsbernd was born in Aug 1898 and died about 1905 about age 7.

4-Paul A. Elsbernd was born on 7 Jan 1901 in Cincinnati and died on 12 Jun 1973 in Latonia, Kenton Co., Kentucky at age 72. Paul married Cecilia A. Bamhorst on 31 Aug 1940 in Forest Hills, Kentucky.

4-Adolph Elsbernd was born on 13 Dec 1902 in Cincinnati, died in Dec 1966 in Bethesda Oak Hospital at age 64, and was buried in Cincinnati. Adolph married Gertrude Blome. Gertrude was born on 4 Apr 1902 and died on 22 Oct 1995 in Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio at age 93. They had two children.

5-Betty C. Elsbernd was born on 17 Apr 1932 in Cincinnati and died on 7 Oct 1995 in Cincinnati at age 63. She was a secretary in the school system. She never married.

5-Leonard Joseph (Leo) Elsbernd was born on 23 Aug 1933 in Cincinnati, died on 5 Apr 2003 in Centerville, Ohio at age 69, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. Leonard married Marian S. Marian was born in 1934. They had two children. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He worked for the Cincinnati Waterworks for 15 years, then Southwestern Portland Cement Co. (now known as Cemex Corp.) until his retirement in 1996. Leo was a veteran of the Korean War in the Army/Airborne Div. of Fort Bragg, NC.

6-Dr. Donald John Elsbernd is a dentist in Dayton.

6-Karen Elsbernd

3-Bernard Elsbernd was born on 24 Jan 1857 in Cincinnati and died on 31 May 1936 in Cincinnati at age 79. Bernard married Mary Sukop on 18 May 1881. Mary was born on 17 Jul 1859 and died on 3 Jan 1923 in Cincinnati at age 63. They had eight children.

4-Mary Elsbernd was born in 1882 in Cincinnati.

4-Bernard Henry Elsbernd Jr. was born on 17 May 1884 in Cincinnati and died on 28 Feb 1968 in Covington, Kenton Co., Kentucky at age 83. He registered for the draft stating he lived in Covington, Kentucky and was employed as a book binder. Bernard married Mary R. Lambers on 24 Jun 1908. Mary was born on 23 Oct 1886 and died in Aug 1977 in Covington at age 90. They had 15 children.

5-Mary Ann Elsbernd was born on 4 May 1909 in Kentucky, died on 19 Dec 1999 in Fort Mitchell, Kenton Co., Kentucky at age 90, and was buried in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Mary married Albert Schneider. Albert died in 1989.

5-Florence Elsbernd was born on 19 Feb 1911 in Cincinnati and died on 4 Mar 1918 in Covington at age 7.

5-Ruth Catherine Elsbernd was born on 10 Sep 1912 in Covington, died on 3 Jul 2002 in Latonia, Kenton Co., Kentucky at age 89, and was buried in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Ruth married Charles B. Trame on 20 Jun 1936 in Covington. Charles was born on 5 Dec 1912 in Kentucky and died in Feb 1974 at age 61. They had three children.

6-Daniel B. Trame was born on 12 Feb 1937.

6-Charlene M. Trame was born on 7 Oct 1942.

6-Alvin C. Trame was born on 26 Oct 1945.

5-Edward B. Elsbernd was born on 25 Jan 1915 in Covington and died on 14 Aug 1976 in Ohio at age 61. He enlisted on 14 Sep 1943 in Alaska for the duration of the War plus six months. He was employed as an electric truck driver and was single.

5-Bernard C. Elsbernd was born on 20 Jul 1916 in Covington.

5-Joseph H. Elsbernd was born on 1 Apr 1918 in Covington and died on 15 May 1992 in St. Elizabeth Medical Center North at age 74. He married Opal B. (Mary) Courts. Opal was born on 15 Oct 1923. They had four children. He retired as a welder and pipefitter after 16 years with Lunkenheimer Co., Cincinnati, and was an Army veteran of World War II.

6-Linda M. Elsbernd was born in 1946. Linda married Lewis H. Watson.

6-Joseph Elsbernd Jr. was born on 7 Jan 1950. Joseph married Susan A. Holt on 22 Sep 1973.

6-Keith R. Elsbernd was born on 14 Mar 1954 in Kentucky. Keith married Sandra J. Hammond on 26 Mar 1986 in Kentucky. Sandra was born in 1960. They had three children.

7-David Elsbernd

7-Kristin Elsbernd married Cale A. Tesch. Cale was born in 1980.

7-Melissa Elsbernd

6-Kenneth Allan Elsbernd was born on 30 Jun 1961 in Covington. Kenneth married Brenda J. Barnes 8 0ct 1993. Brenda was born in 1960.

5-Madeline Elsbernd was born in 1920.

5-Frank A. (Moe) Elsbernd was born on 12 Jan 1920 in Covington, died on 3 Sep 1994 in St. Elizabeth Medical Center at age 74, and was buried in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Frank married Marianna Diedrich. Marianna was born on 19 Feb 1925, died on 4 Oct 1992 in St. Elizabeth Medical Center at age 67, and was buried in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. They had two children. He was a retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and a longtime track worker at Turfway Park in Florence. He was a member of Covington Turners, the Standard Club and was an Army veteran of World War II.

6-Michael J. Elsbernd was born on 28 Dec 1952.

6-Daniel G. Elsbernd was born on 15 Mar 1955 in Covington. Daniel married Constance M. Raines on 1 May 1976 in Kentucky. Constance was born in 1954.

5-Alvin J. Elsbernd was born on 27 Dec 1921 in Covington. He enlisted on 23 Apr 1941 at Fort Thomas Newport. He was a practical nurse.

5-Raymond Norbert Elsbernd was born on 23 Jan 1923 in Covington, died on 20 Jul 2001 in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Edgewood at age 78, and was buried in Floral Hills Cemetery. He enlisted on 5 Feb 1946 at Camp Atterbury Columbus, Indiana. He was a surgical technician for a veterinarian. He was single without dependents. Raymond married Dorothy Chowning. Dorothy was born on 3 Jan 1926. They had a daughter. He was a retired factory worker for Lockwood Manufacturing, Cincinnati, and an Army veteran of World War II.

6-Ruth Ann Elsbernd was born on 4 Apr 1948 in Covington. She may have a daughter, Jacqueline Dawn Reed, b. 11 Jun 1970 in Covington. Ruth married Richard Warren Hannahs on 2 Mar 1973 in Florida.

5-Lawrence M. Elsbernd was born on 6 May 1925 in Covington. Lawrence married Nina M. Thompson. Nina was born on 8 Apr 1926, died on 8 Apr 1990 in Covington at age 64, and was buried in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. They had six children. He arrived in New York on 29 June 1945 aboard the Queen Elizabeth.

6-Marsha Elsbernd married Mr. Barnes.

6-Lawrence R. Elsbernd was born on 1 Mar 1947 in Covington and died on 4 Mar 1947.

6-Mary M. Elsbernd was born on 26 Feb 1949 in Covington. Mary married Robert W. Hoppius on 21 Dec 1973 in Kentucky. Robert was born on 1 Sep 1943. They had a son. Neena Lynn Barnett 8 Feb 1973 Mary M Elsbernd Kenton

7-Lawrence Joseph Hoppius was born on 13 Jan 1975 in Kentucky.

6-Mark L. Elsbernd was born on 15 Aug 1950. Mark married Anita Jenkins on 22 Sep 1990 in Kentucky. Anita was born on 1 Sep 1954.

6-Daryl S. Elsbernd was born on 11 Nov 1953 in Kenton. Daryl married Gloria L. Fulmer on 15 Oct 1983 in Kentucky. They had a daughter.

7-Erin Rene Elsbernd was born on 21 May 1987 in Kenton.

6-Lynn M. Elsbernd was born in 1962. Lynn married Randy W. Edmondson on 29 Sep 1984 in Kentucky. Randy was born in 1959.

5-Adella Elsbernd was born on 8 Feb 1927 in Covington. Adella married Leo Doker. They had eight children.

6-Kathleen D. Doker was born on 27 Oct 1948 in Covington.

6-Carolyn L. Doker was born on 11 Oct 1950 in Covington.

6-Reina A. Doker was born on 8 Nov 1953.

6-Jennifer M. Doker was born on 3 Aug 1957 in Covington.

6-Lawrence B. Doker was born on 9 Jun 1958 in Covington.

6-Lisa M. Doker (Twin) was born on 9 Jun 1958.

6-Michael John Doker was born on 20 Dec 1962.

6-Barbara Jo Doker was born on 25 Jan 1968 in Covington.

5-Dolores V. Elsbernd was born on 22 Mar 1929 in Covington. Dolores married Eugene I. Willen. Eugene was born on 27 Apr 1930. They had a daughter.

6-Pamela M. Willen was born on 2 Feb 1959. She married THomas John Rose in April 1982. He was born Nov 1959. THey had 4 children.

7-Thomas Rose was born 27 Jan 1983.

7-Jessica Rose was born 15 Jul 1985.

7-Stephanie Rose was born 6 Oct 1988.

7-Gregory Rose was born 27 May 1991.

5-Irvin F. Elsbernd was born on 23 Sep 1930. Irvin married Roberta A. Kaiser. Roberta was born on 3 Oct 1933, died on 15 Dec 1994 in Covington at age 61, and was buried in St. John Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell. They had ten children. She was a former nurse in the nursery at St. Elizabeth Medical Center North. Later she worked for Dr. James Kelly and Associates at Pediatric Care, Main Street, Covington, for 36 years.

6-Karen M. Elsbernd was born on 4 Aug 1956 in Kenton. Karen married Mr. Wilson.

6-Katherine L. Elsbernd was born on 3 Jul 1958 in Kenton. Katherine married I. J. Webster on 6 Sep 1980 in Kentucky. They had two children.

7-Jason Michael Webster was born on 9 Mar 1981.

7-Sarah Lynn Webster was born on 7 Jan 1983.

6-Barbara A. Elsbernd was born on 7 Mar 1960 in Kenton. Barbara married Clyde Dudley Laws on 9 Jan 1982 in Kentucky. They had two children.

7-Clyde Dudley Laws Jr. was born on 8 Oct 1983.

7-Elizabeth Ann Laws was born on 28 Apr 1987.

6-Diane Carol Elsbernd was born on 1 Jan 1961. Diane married Richard A. Steffen on 19 Sep 1981 in Kentucky. They had four children.

7-Melissa Marie Steffen was born on 21 Aug 1982.

7-Benjamin James Steffen was born on 23 Apr 1985.

7-Nicholas Irvin Steffen was born on 21 Feb 1991.

7-Joshua Edward Steffen was born on 4 Jan 1994.

6-Theresa Jean (Tracy) Elsbernd was born on 4 Nov 1963. Theresa married Richard B. Bishop on 7 Nov 1987 in Kentucky. They had a daughter.

7-Alexis Marie Bishop was born on 16 Aug 1993 in Campbell, Kentucky.

6-Mary Ellen Elsbernd was born on 12 Mar 1966. Mary married Daniel L. Hitzfield on 8 Apr 1989 in Kentucky. They had two children.

7-Jacob Louis Hitzfield was born on 19 Apr 1991 in Covington.

7-Lauren Ann Hitzfield was born on 19 Oct 1995 in Covington.

6-Laura Angela Elsbernd was born on 29 Dec 1967 in Covington. Laura married Richard V. Likens on 14 Sep 1996 in Kentucky. They had two children.

7-Jared Madison Likens was born on 3 Jan 1998.

7-Jennifer Marie Likens (Twin) was born on 3 Jan 1998.

6-Julie Melissa Elsbernd was born on 24 Sep 1970 in Kenton. Julie married Joseph Carnes. They had a son.

7-Jonathon David Carnes was born on 16 May 1998 in Covington.

6-Amy Suzanne Elsbernd was born on 30 Aug 1972.

6-Alvin Robert Elsbernd was born on 18 Sep 1976 in Covington. Alvin married Renee M. Eten on 20 Jun 1988 in Kentucky.

5-Angela J. Elsbernd was born on 3 Feb 1933 in Kenton. Angela married Whittle. They had four children.

6-Jerome S. Whittle was born on 7 Jun 1954.

6-John M. Whittle was born on 14 Jun 1955.

6-Peggy A. Whittle was born on 11 Jan 1958.

6-David Charles Whittle was born on 28 Apr 1964.

4-Rose Elsbernd was born on 14 Oct 1886 in Cincinnati and died on 17 Jun 1921 in Cincinnati at age 34.

4-John Anthony Elsbernd was born on 23 Jun 1888 in Cincinnati, died on 3 Mar 1961 in Christ Hospital at age 72, and was buried in Cincinnati. He registered for the draft stating he was married and employed as a draftsman.

4-Frank Elsbernd was born in 1891 in Cincinnati.

4-Clara Elsbernd was born on 8 Oct 1893 in Cincinnati and died on 20 Sep 1980 in Cincinnati at age 86.

4-Edwin William Elsbernd was born on 1 Sep 1895 in Cincinnati, died on 1 Oct 1970 in Clinton Memorial Hospital at age 75, and was buried in Bethany Christian Church Cemetery. He registered for the draft stating he was employed as a machinist. Edwin married Emily P. Culbertson on 6 Nov 1929, daughter of William T. Culbertson and Martha J. Emily was born on 1 Mar 1899, died on 3 Jul 1978 in Lebanon, Warren Co., Ohio at age 79, and was buried in Bethany Christian Church Cemetery. They had a son.

He enlisted on 26 Jun 1895 and served in the 158 Depot Brigade to 22 July 1918; Co D 333 Infantry to 5 Oct 1918; Co A 140 Infantry to Discharge Private Meuse-Argonne. American Expeditionary Forces 1 Sept 1918 to 24 May 1919. Honorable discharge 12 Aug 1919. In 1930 they lived with her parents in Turtle Creek.

5-William E. Elsbernd was born on 22 Aug 1929 in Turtle Creek, Warren Co., Ohio. William married Albine E. They had a son.

6-John Edwin Elsbernd was born in 1952 in Ohio.

4-Isabel Anna Elsbernd was born on 12 Dec 1902 in Cincinnati and died on 27 Jul 1979 in Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan at age 76. In 1930 she lived with the Wenkel family in Detroit.

3-Frank L. Elsbernd was born on 14 Jul 1859 in Cincinnati. Frank married Mary Benner. Mary was born in 1862 and died on 21 Apr 1943 in Cincinnati at age 81.

3-Joseph Elsbernd was born in Apr 1861 in Cincinnati. Joseph married Angela.

3-Anna Elsbernd was born in 1848 and died in 1927 at age 79. She was a seamstress.

Johan next married Catherine Garfrechies on 14 Feb 1860 in Cincinnati. Catherine was born on 29 Aug 1839 in Legden, Isingort, Nordrhein-Westfalen and died on 2 Dec 1872 in Cincinnati at age 33. They had four children.

3-Joseph Elsbernd was born in 1861 in Cincinnati and died on 18 Aug 1941 in Cincinnati at age 80. Joseph married Angela. Angela was born in 1862 in Kentucky and died on 22 Jun 1923 in Cincinnati at age 61. In 1900 they lived in Cincinnati. In 1920 they lived in a rented home in Cincinnati. No children were shown. In 1930, Joseph lived with his brother, William, and his family in Cincinnati.

3-Catherine Elsbernd was born on 14 Jan 1866 in Cincinnati and died on 13 Mar 1930 in Cincinnati at age 64. Catherine married Herman Lammert. Herman was born on 13 Sep 1874 in Ohio and died on 8 Nov 1962 in Cincinnati at age 88. They had three children.

4-Albert Lammert was born on 14 Jul 1898 in Cincinnati and died in Jan 1966 in Cincinnati at age 67. Albert married Beatrice. Beatrice was born in 1903. They had a daughter. In 1930 they lived in Cincinnati. His father, Herman, age 55, lived with them.

5-Mary C. Lammert was born in 1929 in Cincinnati.

4-Herman Henry Lammert Jr. was born on 2 Mar 1900 in Cincinnati.

4-Edward Lammert was born on 19 Feb 1902 in Cincinnati and died in Dec 1965 in Ohio at age 63.

3-William G. Elsbernd was born on 13 Apr 1869 in Cincinnati and died on 5 Feb 1955 in Cincinnati at age 85. William married Elizabeth Lammert on 17 Sep 1895 in Cincinnati. Elizabeth was born on 10 Feb 1870 in Covington, Kentucky. They had six children.

4-William Elsbernd was born on 24 Jun 1896 in Covington and died on 21 Apr 1897.

4-Bernard Edward Elsbernd was born on 29 Dec 1898 in Cincinnati and died on 10 Feb 1899.

4-Marcella Elsbernd was born on 29 May 1900 in Cincinnati and died on 24 Dec 1995 in Cincinnati at age 95. She was a secretary in an apparel store. She never married.

4-Raymond A. Elsbernd was born on 13 Jun 1903 in Cincinnati and died on 7 Jun 1974 in Cincinnati at age 70.

4-Christine Elsbernd was born on 4 Apr 1905 in Cincinnati and died on 6 Dec 1997 in Cincinnati at age 92. Christine married William Schoster. William was born on 21 Jan 1904 and died in Jul 1977 in Cincinnati at age 73.

4-Callista Elsbernd was born on 8 Jul 1906 in Cincinnati and died on 22 May 1997 in Cincinnati at age 90. She never married.

3-Elizabeth Elsbernd was born on 24 Oct 1871 in Cincinnati and died on 24 Oct 1871.

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