Descendants of Gerhard Herman Geeling



Note: This is the probable father of several of the Geeling/Gehling imigrants to Wisconsin and Iowa. There are unconnected Gehlings buried in St. Mary's at Festina. Bernard Gehling, b. 1803, d. 1885; Elisabeth, b. 1808, d. 1888.

1-Gerhard Herman Geeling was born about 1738. Gerhard married Bernardina Theesing on 24 Nov 1770 in Wessum, Kreis Borken, Nordrhein-Westfalen, daughter of Gerhardis Theesing and Margaretha Rossing. Bernardina was born on 31 Jul 1738 in Wassum, Nordrhein-Westfalen. They had one son: Gerhard Henrich(Henry).

2-Gerhard Henrich (Henry) Gehline\Geeling was born on 2 Jul 1778 in Wessum, Kreis Borken, Nordrhein-Westfalen. Gerhard married Anna Maria Witthagt on 21 Oct 1806 in Wessum, Kreis Borken, Nordrhein-Westfalen. Anna was born in 1778 in Westfalen and died in 1888 in Festina at age 110. They had six children.

3-Bernard Gehling was born in 1803 in Preußen, died in 1885 in Festina at age 82, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. It is not known how or if he was connected to this family. He may have been a son from a 1st marriage. Bernard married Elizabeth Bornemann. Elizabeth was born in 1808, died in 1888 in Festina at age 80, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had three children. It had always understood that Bernard Gehling and Elizabeth Bornemann were the parents of the Mary Gehling, born in March of 1834 in Wessum, Westphalia. Mary had a twin brother named Bernard and another brother named Henry (1837-1907), with whom the parents stayed when they emigrated to Winneshiek County in the late 1860's. Herman Gehling, the father of the second Mary Gehling, was thought to be the son of Henry Gehling & Moria Wilton of Averesch, Westphalia. When he emigrated to Winneshiek County in 1868, he settled near his brother Henry Gehling, Jr. In 1880, Barney and Elizabeth lived alone in Festina.

4-Herman Gehling 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. Herman married Elizabeth Hartman. Elizabeth was born on 26 Jul 1826, died on 29 Mar 1886 in Festina at age 59, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had six children.

5-Bernard Gehling was born on 13 Apr 1848 in Westphalen, died on 13 Sep 1914 in Ossian, at age 66, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. Bernard married Anna Maria Wilde. Anna was born on 27 Jan 1857 in Wisconsin and died after 1920. They had ten children.

6-Miriam Elizabeth Gehling was born on 1 Aug 1875 in Festina. Her godparents were Bernard Wilde and Elisabeth Geling.

6-Frank Joseph Gehling was born on 3 Jan 1894 in Ossian. Frank married Elizabeth M. Miller before 1918, daughter of Anton Miller. Elizabeth was born in 1891. They had five children.

7-Walter P. Gehling was born in 1920, was christened in Fort Atkinson, and died before 1999. Walter married Marcella.

7-Leona Marie Gehling was born on 7 Feb 1924. Leona married Hugo John Gerleman on 20 Apr 1948 in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian, son of Aloysius Frank Gerleman and Rose Marie Tillman. Hugo was born on 22 Oct 1922 in St. Lucas, died on 19 Aug 2003 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 80, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian. They had seven children. Hugo was inducted into the Armed Forces during WW II and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre until his discharge in 1946. He received the victory Medal, Occupation Medal and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal.
After their marriage, they lived on a farm in the Ossian area until they moved into Ossian in 1994.
He traveled to Europe and returned from Cherbourg, France to New York on 3 Apr 1956 on the Queen Elizabeth. He gave his age as 52 and his place of birth as Iowa. His current address as; St. Joseph's Hall, 2601 N. Union St. in Decatur, Illinois.
He is survived by his wife Leona; nine children: Elizabeth Gerleman of Davenport, Duane of Monona, Loraine Kagermann of DeWitt, Dennis of Decorah, Dale of Ossian, David of Plainfield, Daniel of Spillville, Dean of Chippewa Falls, and Mary Ann Neuzil of Cresco; 22 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers: Virgil of Ft. Atkinson and Jim of Charles City; and one sister: Agnes Galligan of Lawler.
Hugo was preceded in death by one granddaughter; his parents; three brothers: Edmond, Rev. LaVerne, and Matt; and one sister: Theola Lechtenberg.

8-Elizabeth Marie Gerleman was born on 29 Oct 1949.

8-Duane Joseph Gerleman was born on 20 Jul 1952 in Monona, Clayton Co., Iowa. Duane married Marsha L. Everman, daughter of Harold Everman and Elizabeth (Betty). Marsha was born on 5 Feb 1952. They had four children.

9-Veronica L. Gerleman was born on 28 Feb 1978. Veronica married Seth Colvin. They had one daughter, Kylie.

9-Kristopher L. Gerleman was born on 6 Feb 1981.

9-Danielle Jo Gerleman was born on 26 Apr 1983 in Monona, Clayton Co., Iowa.

9-Kymm Marie Gerleman was born on 24 Feb 1987 in Postville, died on 29 Nov 2004 in Monona, Iowa at age 17, and was buried in Saint Paul Lutheran Cemetery.

8-Lorraine Marie Gerleman was born on 21 Jan 1954. Lorraine married Paul Leonard Kagemann. They had two children: Anthony Paul and Tyler Paul.

8-Dennis Joseph Gerleman was born on 13 Jul 1955. Dennis married Ruth Ann Arness, daughter of Francis Arness and Emma Haugen. Ruth was born from 1954 to 1955. They had three children: Brenda Ann, Eric John, and John.

8-Dale Joseph Gerleman was born on 27 Jan 1957. Dale married Betty Mae Holthaus, daughter of Cletus Holthaus and Lucille Bertha Thuente. Betty was born on 22 Dec 1959. They had three children.

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

9-Joshua John Gerleman

9-Jason Gerleman

8-David Joseph Gerleman was born on 22 Jul 1958. David married Robyn Johnson.

8-Mary Ann Gerleman was born on 15 Dec 1959. Mary married Mr. Neuzil.

7-Elsie V. Gehling was born on 8 Nov 1925 and died on 11 Mar 1999 in Fort Atkinson at age 73. She died as the result of an automobile accident near West Union. Elsie married Clarence F. Hageman in Sep 1947 in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian, son of Fred J. Hageman and Mary Imoehl. Clarence was born on 7 Oct 1919, died on 26 Jul 2000 in Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital at age 80, and was buried in St. John Cemetery, Fort Atkinson. They had five children. While he served in the Army she was employed in Kenilworth, Illinois. They lived in Fort Atkinson.

8-Jean Marie Hageman was born on 3 Mar 1950. Jean married Edward Merwyn Ebert. Edward was born on 19 Aug 1949.

8-Ann E. Hageman was born on 29 Dec 1951. Ann married Craig W. Steege. Craig was born on 13 Jan 1949.

8-Jeff Anthony Hageman was born on 26 Sep 1955.

8-Gail Arlene Hageman was born on 27 Oct 1960. Gail married Dean Joseph Lansing on 18 Aug 1979, son of Lawrence Lansing and Arlene Brincks. Dean was born on 30 Aug 1960. They had four children.

9-Julie Marie Lansing was born on 27 Dec 1981.

9-Katie Lynn Lansing was born on 29 Oct 1983.

9-Liza Jane Lansing (Twin) was born on 1 Nov 1985.

9-Jessa Lea Lansing was born on 1 Nov 1985.

8-Lisa A. Hageman was born on 13 Jul 1962. Lisa married Wayne A. Gilster. Wayne was born on 28 Jul 1962.

7-Cyrilla Madonna Gehling was born on 4 Mar 1927. Cyrilla married Edward Krivachek. Edward was born on 21 Nov 1925 and died in Jul 1980 at age 54.

7-Lucille C. Gehling was born on 7 Nov 1928 in Ossian, died in Wellington Place, Decorah, and was buried on 12 Dec 2006 in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. Lucille married Hugo John Heying on 26 Apr 1950, son of Peter Heying and Agnes Bohr. Hugo was born on 25 Dec 1926 in Military Twp. Winneshiek Co., Iowa and died on 18 Dec 2005 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 78. They had nine children. In his early years, he was a carpenter, masonry worker, milk hauler and salesman for a variety of farm products. He was the owner and manager of his farm up until his death.

8-Mary Lou Heying died as an infant.

8-Christopher Allen Heying was born on 5 Jun 1964 and died on 11 Sep 1983 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota at age 19.

8-Marlene Heying was born on 17 May 1951. Marlene married James L. Messmer on 23 Apr 1983 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. James was born on 8 Jul 1950.

8-Kevin Heying was born on 27 Jul 1954. Kevin married Betty A. Betty was born on 8 Feb 1954.

8-Cynthia A. Heying was born on 10 Aug 1955. Cynthia married Stan Schaaf.

8-Elaine Heying was born in 1956. Elaine married Steven W. Mracek. Steven was born on 4 Mar 1952.

8-Keith J. Heying was born on 23 Apr 1961. Keith married Judy A. Wichman. Judy was born on 1 Jan 1966.

8-Phillip Hugo Heying was born on 2 Jun 1961. Phillip married Rebecca Ann Falck. Rebecca was born in 1958. They had one son.

9-James Michael Heying was born on 31 Aug 1995 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

8-Glenda Heying was born on 1 Sep 1965. Glenda married Rick Vagts.

6-Elizabeth Gehling was born in 1876. Elizabeth married Joseph Remke. Joseph was born in 1869 in Indiana. They had a son.

7-Alphonse C. Remke was born on 9 Jan 1911, died on 22 Apr 1989 at age 78, and was buried in St. Francis De Sales Cemetery. Alphonse married Dorothy T. Gerleman, daughter of Maximilian Joseph (Max) Gerleman and Rose Margaret Boeckman. Dorothy was born on 9 Jan 1914 in Military Twp., died on 15 Jan 1993 in Ossian at age 79, and was buried in St. Francis De Sales Cemetery.

6-Herman Gehling was born in 1878 in Festina. No draft card was found for him.

6-Theresa Geling was born on 15 Dec 1879, died on 30 Nov 1932 in Ossian at age 52, and was buried in St. Francis Cemetery.

6-Anna Gehling was born in Feb 1883.

6-Christine Gehling was born in 1886 in Ossian and died after 1930. Christine married Theodore Joseph Uhlenhake in 1916, son of Henry George Uhlenhake and Sophia A. Boeckman. Theodore was born on 30 Nov 1884 in Fort Atkinson and died on 15 Apr 1965 in Waterloo at age 80. They had four children. They appear in Bloomfield, Winneshiek Co., in the 1925 and 1930 census.

7-Aloysius S. (Alva) Uhlenhake was born on 17 Nov 1914 in Bloomfield, Winneshiek Co., Iowa and died on 30 May 1991 at age 76. Aloysius married Florence J. Hackman on 26 Oct 1937 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, daughter of Anton Carl Hackman and Anna Maria Reicks. Florence was born on 1 Aug 1917 in St. Lucas, died on 15 Jan 2004 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 86, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian. They had six children. They farmed east of Ossian.

8-Bernice Uhlenhake was born on 20 Jun 1940. Bernice married Loras Steger on 7 Oct 1961. Loras was born on 26 Oct 1933 in Arcadia, Carroll Co., Iowa. They had three children.

9-Michele Steger was born on 16 Oct 1963. Michele married Kenneth Moore on 15 Jun 1985. Kenneth was born on 28 Nov 1962.

9-Christopher Steger was born on 19 Dec 1966.

9-Kevin Steger was born on 30 Sep 1969.

8-Elaine C. Uhlenhake was born on 11 Jul 1944.

8-David V. Uhlenhake was born on 15 Sep 1949. David married Terry Lynn Skerick on 23 Feb 1974. Terry was born on 23 Nov 1949. They had two children.

9-Jennifer L. Uhlenhake was born on 29 Jan 1980.

9-Kimberly A. Uhlenhake was born on 28 Sep 1976.

8-Jerome Uhlenhake was born on 16 Sep 1953. He married Janet Marie Wiltgen on 26 Jun in 1976, daughter of Richard John (Dick) Wiltgen and Viola Wagner. Janet was born on 11 Aug 1954. They had three children.

9-Jason Michael Uhlenhake was born on 29 May 1980.

9-Joshua Jerome Uhlenhake was born on 24 Jul 1984.

9-Justin Allen Uhlenhake was born on 24 May 1988 and died on 24 May 1988.

8-Gary Theodore Uhlenhake was born on 24 Oct 1955 in Fort Atkinson. Gary married Marlys J. Krivachek on 5 Sep 1981 in St. John's Catholic Church. Marlys was born on 25 Jan 1959. They had three children.

9-Lindsay Ann Uhlenhake was born on 24 Dec 1983 in Fort Atkinson. Lindsay married Ryan Vsetecka on 26 Jun 2004 in St. John's Nepomucene Church, Fort Atkinson.

9-Scott Aloysius Uhlenhake was born on 4 May 1987.

9-Travis William Uhlenhake was born on 4 May 1987.

8-Colleen Uhlenhake was born on 30 Mar 1957. Colleen married David Luzum on 2 Sep 1978. David was born on 24 Apr 1955 in Festina. They had two children.

9-Corey David Luzum was born on 11 Oct 1982.

9-Katie Lynn Luzum was born on 22 Aug 1987.

7-Seraphia (Sophia) Uhlenhake was born in 1920 in Bloomfield, Winneshiek Co., Iowa.

7-Gregory Leander Uhlenhake was born on 5 Feb 1922 and died in Nov 2000 in Springfield, Green Co., Missouri at age 78. Gregory married Alma Anne Huber on 1 Oct 1945 in Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Lawler, daughter of Alphonse George (Alfred) Huber and Elizabeth Reicks. Alma was born on 2 Feb 1920 in St. Lucas, died on 13 May 2000 in St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester at age 80, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian. They had eight children: Carol, Joyce Ann, Connie Mae, Joseph G., Mary Lynn, Barbara Jo, Craig, and Brian. They lived on a farm on the east edge of Ossian and raised their family. Alma lived there until her health began to fail and then became a resident of the Ossian Senior Hospice on March 10, 1998. Alma, 80, died at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, of an apparent heart attack.

8-Carol Uhlenhake died on 20 Jun 1957.

8-Joyce Ann Uhlenhake was born on 21 Dec 1946. Joyce married David Lavern Justis. They had four children.

9-Natasha M. Justis was born on 26 Dec 1973.

9-Nicole Barbara Justis was born on 2 Mar 1978.

9-John David Justis was born on 15 Feb 1980.

9-Jaclyn Ann Justis was born on 25 Feb 1980.

8-Connie Mae Uhlenhake was born on 20 Jun 1950. Connie married Niels Lindheardt Hvitved.

8-Joseph G. Uhlenhake was born on 27 Jul 1952.

8-Mary Lynn Uhlenhake was born on 19 May 1954. Mary married Daniel E. Schmitt.

8-Barbara Jo Uhlenhake was born on 28 Mar 1956. Barbara married Michael Elmer Byers. Michael was born on 7 Dec 1960. They had two children.

9-Brianna Leigh Byers was born on 27 Aug 1990.

9-Michael Jordan Byers was born on 21 Jul 1993.

8-Craig Uhlenhake was born on 13 Mar 1960 and died on 12 Apr 1977 in Ossian at age 17.

8-Brian Uhlenhake was born on 2 Jan 1965. He lives in Melbourne, Austrailia,

7-Cletus Hileary Uhlenhake was born on 28 Nov 1926 in Bloomfield, Winneshiek Co., Iowa, died on 28 Apr 2002 in Ossian at age 75, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian. He is shown with Bonnie, age 79 and Mildred Mar age 82. Cletus married Mildred Margaret Schmitt on 26 Sep 1945 in St. John's, Fort Atkinson by Rev. Stephen J. Kucera, daughter of Frank Xavier Schmitt and Anna J. Hackman. Mildred was born on 25 Jan 1923 in Washington, Winneshiek Co., Iowa. They had six children.

8-Bonnie Uhlenhake was born on 3 Dec 1967. Bonnie married Terrance Ehler, son of Edmund H. Ehler and Sylvia C. Hageman. Terrance was born on 29 Dec 1967. They had a son, Andrew Justin.

8-Richard F. Uhlenhake was born on 25 Jun 1950. Richard married Joyce H. Joyce was born on 16 Jun 1952 and died on 29 Feb 2004 in Ossian at age 51. They had five children: Gretchen Ann, James C., Jessica C., Marie H., and Emily.

9-Gretchen Ann Uhlenhake was born on 26 Dec 1975.

9-James C. Uhlenhake was born on 29 Mar 1979.

9-Jessica C. Uhlenhake was born on 5 Jan 1977.

9-Marie H. Uhlenhake was born on 9 Apr 1980.

9-Emily Uhlenhake

8-Kristine M. Uhlenhake was born on 18 Mar 1953. Kristine married David H. McCormack.

8-Roger Alan Uhlenhake was born on 25 Apr 1956 in Ossian. Roger married Denise K. Denise was born on 17 Jan 1958. They had two children.

9-Sarah J. Uhlenhake was born on 20 Jan 1983.

9-Brad A. Uhlenhake was born on 18 Jun 1981.

8-Robert Raphael Uhlenhake was born on 26 Jul 1959. Robert married Teresa L. Teresa was born on 19 Sep 1958. They had one daughter.

9-Wendy P. Uhlenhake was born on 27 Jul 1980. Wendy married Daniel Kuennen. Daniel was born in Festina. They had two children: Kade and Addisen.

8-Gene Anthony Uhlenhake was born on 31 Jan 1963 in Ossian.

6-Anna Maria Gehling was born in Aug 1888 in Military Twp.

6-Bernard A. Gehling was born in Oct 1890 in Fort Atkinson. No draft registration was found for him. Bernard married Theresa W. Rapenheim. Theresa was born in 1887. They had one daughter.

7-Rose C. Gehling was born on 25 Jun 1923 in Fort Atkinson and died on 14 Jun 1966 at age 42. Rose married Cyril Hageman on 11 May 1946, son of Philip Boniface Hageman and Theresia Meyer. Cyril was born on 6 Jul 1923 and died on 3 Dec 1990 in Ossian at age 67. They had three children: Theresa, Roseann, and Madonna.

6-Rose Gehling was born on 6 May 1897 and died on 18 Feb 1990 in Iowa at age 92. Rose married William Henry Uhlenhake before 1925, son of Henry George Uhlenhake and Sophia A. Boeckman. William was born on 5 Nov 1891 in Fort Atkinson. They had one daughter: Esther R. In 1925 they lived alone in Military Twp.

5-Mary Gehling was born on 3 Oct 1850 in Wesson, Westphalia, died on 31 Jan 1931 in Festina at age 80, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Festina. Mary was placed this family because she fit the time and
location. These are probable parents. Mary married Joseph Bodensteiner on 9 Nov 1869 in St. Luke's, son of Michael Georg Bodensteiner and Barbara Margarethe Bausch. Joseph was born on 26 Aug 1840 in Bernieth, Bavaria, died on 3 Feb 1919 in Festina at age 78, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Festina. They had ten children: Margaret, Angela, Elizabeth, Theresa, Joseph, Cecelia, Joseph Carl, Henry Balphfar, Mary, and Christine Johanna.

6-Margaret Bodensteiner was born on 21 Oct 1871 in Iowa, died in Nov 1963 in Ossian at age 92, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. Margaret married Peter Timp on 17 Sep 1889, son of John Theodore Timp Sr. and Magdalene Christine Giesing. Peter was born on 11 Nov 1861 in Festina and died on 3 Mar 1926 in Ossian at age 64. They had nine children: Theodore Aloysius, Jospeh, Leo John, Christine R., Philip, Agnes, Arnold, Cecelia M., and Hildegard Mary.

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7-Theodore Aloysius Timp was born on 30 Jun 1890 in Ossian and died on 28 Mar 1920 in Ossian at age 29. He registered for the draft stating he was twenty-six years old, born in Ossian, was single and employed as a farm laborer for Peter TImp. Theodore married Caroline (Carrie) Schiedemantel on 26 Aug 1919 in Ossian, daughter of Henry J. Scheidemantel and Barbara Schissel. Caroline was born on 22 Jun 1895 in Fort Atkinson, was christened on 23 Jun 1895 in Ossian, died in Aug 1978 in Ossian at age 83, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. They appear in the 1920 census in Military Twp. In 1930 Caroline Timp lived with her parents in Military Twp. She is identified as their daughter, a widow. Living near them was the Leo and Adella Timp family.

7-Jospeh Timp was born on 29 Mar 1892 in Ossian. He registered for the draft stating he was single and employed on the farm of Peter Timp in Ossian. He claimed he suffered from falling sickness.

7-Leo John Timp was born on 9 Apr 1894 in Ossian, Winneshiek Co. Iowa. He registered for the draft stating he was a Divinity student in Dubuque. Leo married Adella M. Etteldorf, daughter of Philipp Etteldorf Jr. and Katherine Dessel. Adella was born in 1900. They had a daughter, Kathleen M.

7-Christine R. Timp was born on 6 May 1897 in Ossian and died in Jun 1985 in Ossian at age 88. Christine married Frank Anton Moellers, son of Bernard (Barney) Moellers and Anna Maria Kleve. Frank was born on 30 Oct 1891 in Festina and died in Apr 1974 in Ossian at age 82. They had three children: Malinda, Sylvester P., and Imogene.

7-Philip Timp was born on 22 Oct 1900 in Ossian and died in Aug 1987 in Ossian at age 86. Philip married Alexia Philomena Kleve, daughter of William John (Bill) Kleve and Katherine Duclos. Alexia was born on 18 Apr 1900, died on 30 Nov 1994 in Green Lea Manor in Mabel, Minnesota at age 94, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian. They had four children: Aquilina, Betty Mae, Rose Mary, and Gerald.

7-Agnes Timp was born on 22 Dec 1902 in Ossian and died in Apr 1981 in Ossian at age 78.

7-Arnold Timp was born on 28 Dec 1905, died in Jan 1959 in Ossian at age 53, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian.

7-Cecelia M. Timp was born on 25 Jun 1908 in Ossian and died on 14 Mar 2000 in Iowa at age 91. Cecelia married Ludwig Schissel, son of Joseph John Schissel and Staphina Funke. Ludwig was born on 24 Sep 1901 in Fort Atkinson and died in Mar 1972 in Ossian at age 70. They had four children: LaVern Joseph, Larry, Arlene, and Duane.

7-Hildegard Mary Timp was born on 22 Jan 1911 in Ossian and died on 21 Oct 2001 in Ossian Senior Hospice, Calmar at age 90. Hildegard married Henry Beckman on 9 Sep 1930 in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. Henry was born on 28 Oct 1905 and died in Jun 1976 in Ossian at age 70. They had four children: Evroul Francis, Madonna Ann, Ione C., and Margaret Ann.

6-Angela Bodensteiner was born on 17 May 1873 in St. Lucas. Angela married Fritz Fulmbecker.

6-Elizabeth Bodensteiner was born on 2 Oct 1874, died in 1935 in Festina at age 61, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Elizabeth married John Heying on 14 Jan 1896 in Festina, son of Herman Heying and Maria Kortsbusch. John was born in Feb 1858 in Alstatt, died in 1936 in Festina at age 78, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had ten children: Mary, Ida, Margaretha M., Peter, Joseph, Hildegarde E., Anna Bertha, Aloysious H., Fredoline (Freda), and Hilarius Louis (Larry).

7-Mary Heying was born on 28 Dec 1896 in Festina and died on 9 Jan 1991 in West Union at age 94. Mary married Victor Reicks on 24 Oct 1916, son of Henry Reicks and Catherine A. Schmitt. Victor was born on 1 Aug 1890 in St. Lucas and died on 19 Oct 1974 in Waucoma at age 84. They had 15 children: Leander, Norbert John, Cornelius John (Neil), Lucille Elizabeth, Eugene Clement, Alex Peter, Francis James, Ardwin Joseph, Joseph, Jerome Frank, Marian Julia, Elsie Eleanor, Harry Clem, Roy Victor, and Donald Edward.

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7-Peter Heying was born on 1 Mar 1901 in Fort Atkinson, died on 16 May 1993 in Ossian Senior Hospice, Calmar at age 92, and was buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery. Peter married Agnes Bohr, daughter of Herman Barney Bohr and Agnes Marie Hemesath. Agnes was born on 25 Mar 1906 and died in Aug 1978 in Calmar at age 72. They had 12 children: Hugo John, Ruth Elizabeth, Irvin William, Marcie, Kathleen R. (Kay), Elsie M., Rosalyn Ida, Cleo Joseph, Lawrence C., Richard, Joyce C., and Donald Peter.

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7-Joseph Heying was born on 23 Apr 1903 in Festina, died on 21 Dec 1993 in Ossian Senior Hospice, Calmar at age 90, and was buried in St. Aloysius. Joseph married Rose M. Bohr on 1 Jun 1926, daughter of Herman Barney Bohr and Agnes Marie Hemesath. Rose was born in 1904, died on 28 Jan 1972 in Winneshiek County Hospital at age 68, and was buried in St. Aloyious Cemetery, Calmar. They had 13 children: Paul John, Gregory Herman, Helen E., Dennis Henry, Ernest Anthony, John Joseph, Doris Hildagard, Carl Clem, Lorna Rita, Robert H., Mary Ann, Susan, and Elizabeth. They farmed in the Festina area until they retired and moved to Calmar.

7-Hildegarde E. Heying was born on 9 Sep 1903 in Festina, died on 28 Mar 1998 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 94, and was buried in St. Francis De Sales Cemetery. Hildegarde married William J. Bohr on 27 Jan 1925, son of Herman Barney Bohr and Agnes Marie Hemesath. William was born on 18 May 1897 in Ossian and died in Apr 1973 in Ossian at age 75. They had 12 children: Joan, Cyril Herman, Dolores, Vernon Anton, Rosemary, Gertrude M., Theresa Mary, Jerome J., William, Madonna, Hildegard, and James Hilarius.

7-Aloysious H. Heying was born on 28 Oct 1908 in Fort Atkinson and died on 8 Jul 1998 in Granville, Sioux Co., Iowa at age 89. Aloysious married Marie A. Kuennen in Apr 1931. Marie was born on 9 Jun 1909 in Festina and died on 7 Jun 2000 in Sioux City, Woodbury Co., Iowa at age 90. They had six children: Arlene, Eugene Joseph, Germaine R., Kenneth J., Leonard Peter, and Stephen.

7-Fredoline (Freda) Heying was born on 25 Oct 1910 in Festina and died on 15 Dec 1978 in Dubuque at age 68. Fredoline married Florian Buchheit on 7 Oct 1930, son of Anthony Buchheit and Mary Moser. Florian was born on 3 Oct 1901 in Festina and died in Sep 1983 in Dubuque at age 81. They had 11 children: Sabinus Anthony (Sonny), Ambrose John, Antoinette, Callisters Hilarious (Kelly), Delphinus Raymond, Harold Norbert (Harry), Patricia Aurelia, Elizabeth (Betty) Mae, Eugenia M. (Jeanne), Florian John (Joe), and Pamela Marie.

6-Theresa Bodensteiner was born on 8 Jan 1879 in St. Lucas, died on 10 Jun 1924 in St. Lucas at age 45, and was buried in St. Lucas Cemetery. Theresa married John Baptist Blong on 9 Jan 1900, son of Jean (John) Baptiste Blong and Margaret Schwickerath. John was born on 31 May 1874 in St. Lucas, died on 22 Apr 1927 in St. Lucas at age 52, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. They had nine children: Frank S., Paul Peter, Edith, Ida C., Hilda, Elizabeth, Dorothy Philomena, Edwina, and Julius.

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

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

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

7-Ida C. Blong was born on 15 Sep 1904, died on 26 Mar 2003 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 98, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian. Ida married Henry W. Lansing, son of Herman J. Lansing and Anna Gaertner. Henry was born on 10 Aug 1896 and died in Nov 1969 in Ossian at age 73. They had five children: Clarence J., Rita Theresa, Virgilius Herman (Virgil), Theresa Elizabeth, and Richard H.

7-Hilda Blong was born on 27 May 1906 in St. Lucas and died on 14 Oct 2000 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 94. Hilda married Alphfonse H. Lechtenberg on 17 Jun 1947 in St. Luke's, son of Clemens Henry Lechtenberg and Teresa M. Vollmecke. Alphfonse was born on 15 Sep 1904 in Festina and died on 5 Oct 1991 in Ossian at age 87. They had no children.

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

7-Dorothy Philomena Blong was born on 28 Mar 1909 in St. Lucas, died on 25 Mar 1998 in New Hampton at age 88, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waucoma. Dorothy married Albert Scholbrock on 15 Oct 1940 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, son of Clemens Scholbrock and Anna Lechtenberg. Albert was born on 16 Jun 1910 in Festina, died on 5 Jan 2003 in Elma, Howard Co., Iowa at age 92, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waucoma. They had three children: Gerald Clem, Darlene, and Kenneth Paul.

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

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

6-Joseph Bodensteiner was born on 17 Jan 1881 in St. Lucas and died as an infant.

6-Cecelia Bodensteiner was born on 28 Oct 1882 in St. Lucas and died on 5 Sep 1975 in Calmar at age 92. Cecelia married Adam Meyer on 4 Oct 1909, son of Barney Meyer and Catherine Martin. Adam was born on 28 Jul 1888 in St. Lucas and died in Nov 1976 in Calmar at age 88. They had five children.

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7-Raymond Meyer was born on 17 Sep 1910 in Calmar and died on 8 Nov 1976 in Decorah at age 66. Raymond married Josephine Mc Donnell on 12 Jan 1938. Josephine was born on 26 May 1918 in Denison, Iowa and died on 3 Mar 1998 at age 79. They had four children: Charles, Robert Edwin, David, and Kevin.

7-Aloysius E. Meyer was born on 20 Jan 1914 in Calmar, died on 10 Feb 2002 in Jones Regional Medical Center, Anamosa at age 88, and was buried in Springville Cemetery. Aloysius married Julitta F. Wenthold, daughter of John C. Wenthold and Anna C. Busch. Julitta was born on 2 Nov 1914 in Festina and died on 13 Oct 2001 in Jones Regional Medical Center, Anamosa at age 86. They had one daughter, Mary Jane.

7-Evelyn M. Meyer was born on 4 Apr 1917 in Calmar. Evelyn married Edwin B. Bullerman on 13 Sep 1939, son of Herman Bullerman and Amelia Eimers. Edwin was born on 19 Feb 1913 in Festina and died on 25 May 1994 in Decorah at age 81. They had seven children: Roger H., Gerald A., Clifford L., Arlo A., Nancy, Joan M., and Linus E.

7-Irene Meyer was born on 9 Jan 1921 in Calmar, died on 21 Feb 1993 in Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union at age 72, and was buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery. Irene married Edwin Edward Einck, son of Joseph Henry Einck and Catherine Huinker. He was born on 20 Dec 1913 in Washington, Winneshiek Co., Iowa and died on 23 May 1975 in Calmar at age 61. They had six children: Duane J., Darlene Catherine, Donald R., Denise Evelyn, Dean Arnold, and Debra Kay.

7-Arnold P. Meyer was born on 12 Jun 1925 in Calmar. Arnold married Norma Jeanne Frana in Jun 1944, daughter of Louis J. Frana and Rose Korbel. Norma was born on 8 Apr 1928. They had 12 children: Kelly A., Jacyn A. (Jackie), Carole G., Carson, Douglas J., Bonita L., Glenda L., Jeanne, Brian Lewis, Drew Anthony, Dena L., and Zoe Ann.

6-Joseph Carl Bodensteiner was born on 10 Mar 1885 in St. Lucas and died on 17 Feb 1968 in Decorah at age 82. Joseph married Margaret Mary Drilling on 25 Sep 1906 in St. Luke's, daughter of Franz Joseph Drilling and Theresa Maria Bruess. Margaret was born on 30 Mar 1885 in St. Lucas and died on 6 Oct 1973 in Decorah at age 88. They had 11 children: Leonard Joseph, Marcellus John, Agnes Margaret, Hugo Henry, Evelyn Theresa, Christopher Walter, Lucille Clara, Leo William, Peter Clifford, Olivia Theresa, and Cletus Harold Benjamin. In 1917 he owned his own farm in Ossian.

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7-Leonard Joseph Bodensteiner was born on 19 Aug 1907 in St. Lucas, died on 8 Dec 1999 in Redwood Falls, Minnesota at age 92, and was buried in Decorah. Leonard married Helen Elizabeth Adams on 22 Jul 1939 in St. Benedict's Parsonage by Rev. Bohner, daughter of Burton H. Adams. Helen was born on 24 Dec 1907 in Decorah and died on 26 Mar 1999 in Decorah at age 91. They had two children: Joseph and John Burton.

7-Marcellus John Bodensteiner was born on 8 Jan 1909 in St. Lucas, died on 21 Aug 2007 in San Juan Capistrano, California at age 98, and was buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Marcellus married Anne M. Fanning on 5 May 1937. Anne was born on 29 May 1910 in Offaly County, Ireland, died on 31 Dec 1997 in San Juan Capistrano, California at age 87, and was buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. They had three children: Hugh E., Michael D., and Mary Theresa.

7-Agnes Margaret Bodensteiner was born on 28 Jun 1910 in St. Lucas, died on 18 May 2005 in Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa at age 94, and was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Earlville. Agnes married Victor William Winter on 28 Jun 1933 in Ossian, son of John Winter and Anna Schlichte. Victor was born on 10 Jul 1903 in St. Lucas, died on 17 Sep 1988 in Earlville, Delaware Co., Iowa at age 85, and was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Earlville.

7-Hugo Henry Bodensteiner was born on 3 Feb 1912 in St. Lucas, died on 29 Dec 2002 in Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union at age 90, and was buried in Clermont, Fayette Co., Iowa. Hugo married Ruth Elizabeth Sherwood on 3 Apr 1937 in San Diego. Ruth was born on 16 Jan 1914 in California and died on 1 Jun 1996 in Clermont, Fayette Co., Iowa at age 82. They had 11 children: Robert Ted, Kenneth H., Anita L., Jeanne M., Marilyn, Donald Elmer, Edward Leo, David L., Rosemary, Allen Mark, and Anthony.

7-Evelyn Theresa Bodensteiner was born on 8 Aug 1913 in St. Lucas. Evelyn married Elmer Philip Hawkins on 22 Aug 1933 in St. Francis Catholic Church, son of Clarence Hawkins. Elmer was born on 16 Jun 1908 in Ossian and died on 23 Jul 1973 in Ossian at age 65. They had a son, James A.

7-Christopher Walter Bodensteiner was born on 7 May 1915 in Ossian and died on 3 Aug 1997 in Riceville, Howard Co., Iowa at age 82. Christopher married Betty Elizabeth Petefish in Sep 1941 in Des Moines. Betty was born on 12 Nov 1918 in Ankeny, Iowa. They had three children: Chris Steven, James Allen, and Paul J.

7-Lucille Clara Bodensteiner was born on 8 Jan 1917 in Bloomfield, Winneshiek Co., Iowa. Lucille married Samuel Joseph Fanning on 6 Sep 1941 in Ossian. Samuel was born on 9 Mar 1912 in Barnogrotty County, Offaly, Ireland and died on 3 Jun 1988 in Floral Park, Nassau Co., New York at age 76. They had six children: Mary Margaret, Patrick Brendan, Kathleen Marie, Deirdre, Martha M., and Adrian J.

7-Leo William Bodensteiner was born on 12 Jul 1918 in Ossian, died on 1 Jul 2005 in Iowa Falls at age 86, and was buried in St. Mark's Cemetery, Iowa Falls. Leo married Nadine F. Shaver on 20 Aug 1942 in San Diego, daughter of Robert Shaver and Emma Rouse. Nadine was born on 27 Apr 1922 in Newton, Missouri, died on 25 Feb 2007 at age 84, and was buried in St. Mark's Cemetery, Iowa Falls. They had 14 children: Nancy, Dianne R., Jane N., Angela, Marie, Susan M., Daniel L., Debra J., Peter J., Elizabeth, Catherine J., William M., Sarah, and Steven.

6-Henry Balphfar Bodensteiner was born on 3 Jan 1887 in St. Lucas and died in Aug 1982 in Ossian at age 95. Henry married Mary Giesing on 25 Jan 1910, daughter of Theodore Giesing and Elizabeth Moellers. Mary was born on 2 Jan 1887 in Festina and died on 5 Mar 1920 in Castalia, Iowa at age 33. They had five children.

7-Irma Bodensteiner was born on 31 Jan 1911 in St. Lucas and died on 25 Nov 1975 in Ossian at age 64. Irma married Glen Brannon on 26 Nov 1936. Glen was born on 3 Jun 1908 in Waucoma and died on 24 Feb 1960 in Lourdes, Iowa at age 51.

7-Gregory Theodore Bodensteiner was born on 2 Feb 1912 in St. Lucas, died on 5 Aug 1993 in Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse at age 81, and was buried in St. Francis De Sales Cemetery. Gregory married Agnes Margaret Balk on 8 May 1935 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, daughter of Charles (Carl) Balk and Francisca Langreck. Agnes was born on 30 Sep 1909 in St. Lucas and died on 29 Oct 1987 in Ossian at age 78. They had ten children: Clarinda Frances, Cornell, Virgil, Arlene E., Gerald Anthony, Dale L., Robert Legius, Leo, Lyle Dewayne, and Keith C.

7-Leona M. Bodensteiner was born on 19 Aug 1914 in Castalia, died on 6 Jan 2007 in Decorah at age 92, and was buried in St. Francis Cemetery, Ossian. Leona married Theodore H. Balk on 30 Mar 1937 in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian, son of Charles (Carl) Balk and Katherine (Katie) Langreck. Theodore was born on 13 Sep 1915 in St. Lucas, died on 1 Mar 1997 in Ossian at age 81, and was buried in St. Francis Cemetery, Ossian. They had 11 children: Carroll, Joseph E., Elaine Mary, Roger G., Edna Mae, Bernice Katherine, Marilyn, Phyllis Ann, Betty, David Wayne, and Elizabeth.

7-Esther Bodensteiner was born on 25 Apr 1916 in Castalia. Esther married Raymond Balk.

7-Helen Bodensteiner was born on 7 May 1918 in Ossian, died on 28 Aug 2003 in Fredericksburg, Iowa at age 85, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waucoma. Helen married Clarence J. Drilling on 12 Jun 1940 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, son of George J. Drilling and Katharine Maria (Katie) Wilhelm. Clarence was born on 16 Nov 1905 in Waucoma, died on 6 Apr 1992 at age 86, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waucoma. They had seven children.

6-Mary Bodensteiner was born on 10 Nov 1889 in St. Lucas and died on 31 Oct 1931 in Ossian at age 41. Mary married John Holder on 10 Feb 1911. John was born on 3 Jun 1886 in St. Lucas and died on 1 Apr 1956 in Ossian at age 69. They had five children.

7-Raymond A. Holder was born on 1 Dec 1911 in Ossian and died on 26 Nov 1988 in Ossian at age 76. Raymond married Rita Kruse on 21 Jun 1937, daughter of Casper Kruse and Mary Eva Kriener. Rita was born on 7 Mar 1917 in Jackson Jct., Iowa and died on 5 Jan 1992 at age 74. They had five children: Rosalin, Regina, Ruth Ann, Raymond, and Rachelle.

7-Irvin Holder was born on 3 Dec 1915 in Ossian.

7-Rita Holder was born on 24 Jul 1918 in Ossian.

7-Jerome Holder was born on 15 Jun 1922 in Ossian. Jerome married Anastasia Schwamman on 23 May 1944. Anastasia was born on 17 Feb 1920 in St. Lucas.

7-Linus Holder was born on 11 Feb 1931 in Ossian.

6-Christine Johanna Bodensteiner was born on 24 Jul 1876 in St. Lucas and died on 15 Nov 1960 in Ossian at age 84. Christine married Bernard Herman (Ben) Bushman on 23 Nov 1897 in Festina, son of Bernard Buschman and Catherine Eich. Bernard was born on 5 Aug 1869 in Festina and died on 22 Jan 1940 at age 70. They had 13 children.

7-Maria Catherine Buschman was born on 13 Jun 1899 in Ossian. Maria married Henry Emery on 2 Sep 1919 in St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian. Henry was born on 9 Apr 1882 and died on 25 May 1962 at age 80. They had one daughter, Sylvia.

7-Peter E. Bushman was born on 10 Apr 1901 in Ossian and died on 14 Apr 1974 at age 73. Peter married Martha E. Sand on 7 May 1924. Martha was born on 28 Jul 1903 in Ossian and died on 25 Oct 1973 in Ossian at age 70. They had a son.

8-Gerald C. Bushman was born Oct 1926. He married Henrietta T. Kleve, daughter of Arnold Anton Kleve, on 5 Sep 1949 in St. Francis de Sales.

7-Edward H. Bushman was born on 2 Jul 1903 and died in 1970 at age 67. Edward married Pearl Sharp on 22 Jan 1929. Pearl was born on 30 Apr 1906 and died in Aug 1976 in Cedar Rapids at age 70.

7-Rose Josephine Bushman was born on 7 Oct 1905 in Ossian, died on 25 Jan 2008 in Oelwein Health Care Center at age 102, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. Rose married Oscar Joseph Huinker on 6 Jun 1930 in St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian, son of Joseph B. Huinker and Johanna Braun. Oscar was born on 14 Apr 1905 in Winneshiek Co., Iowa and died on 25 Nov 1960 at age 55. They had three children: Darnell David, Diann, and Darlene.

7-Albert Anthony Bushman was born on 12 Aug 1907 and died on 9 May 1966 in Calmar at age 58. Albert married Marie Margaret Massman on 22 Jun 1931 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of Herman Massman and Catherine Kleve. Marie was born on 15 Aug 1909 and died on 20 Apr 1978 at age 68. They had nine children: Norma Jean, Thomas Jude, Joel, Paul Dale, Thomas, Marlene, Judy, Coleen, and Carl.

7-Evelyn Cecelia Bushman was born on 11 Mar 1910 in Fort Atkinson and died on 7 Feb 1996 in Fort Dodge at age 85. Evelyn married Lynn Leibold on 23 Nov 1932 in St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian. Lynn died in 1969.

7-Raymond Henry Bushman was born on 5 May 1912, died on 22 May 1994 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 82, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Raymond married Julitta Catherina Agnes Kleve on 10 Jan 1933 in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian, daughter of Bernard John (Barney) Kleve and Theresa Antonette Hanken. Julitta was born on 30 Jul 1910 in Military Twp., died on 26 Aug 2005 in Good Samaritan Center in Postville at age 95, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had eight children: Darrel Bernard, Dolorita Marie, Dona Mae, Deatta, Donald Hugo, Doris Ann, Duane, and Dean A.

7-Roman Henry Buschman was born from 1913 to 1920 and died young.

7-John Buschman was born from 1913 to 1920 and died young.

7-Verne Buschman was born from 1913 to 1920 and died young.

7-John Sylvester Bushman was born on 5 Dec 1914 in Ossian, died on 11 Jan 2001 in Ossian at age 86, and was buried in St. Francis De Sales Cemetery. John married Helen A. Huber on 20 Oct 1937 in St. Aloysius Church, Calmar, daughter of William Henry Huber and Susan M. DeMuth. Helen was born on 7 Nov 1912 in Festina and died on 7 Dec 1996 at age 84. They had no children.

7-Henrietta Bushman was born on 9 Aug 1918. Henrietta married George A. Krumm. George was born on 13 Apr 1908.

7-LaVern Arthur Bushman was born on 6 Aug 1924. Another name for LaVern is Arthur L. (1930 census). LaVern married Rita M. Brincks in Nov 1951 in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian, daughter of Bernard Brincks and Susie Weber. Rita was born on 1 Sep 1925 in Fort Atkinson. They farmed near Ossian.

5-Rev. Johan Henrich Gehling was born in 1854 in Wessum and died in 1932 at age 78.

The Reverend Joh. H. Geling was born in Wessum, County Ahrhaus, Government District Muenster to brave and Christian parents. There he attended elementary school and received First Holy Communion in the village church. Then his parents traveled to America and settled in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa where the father pursued farming. The son worked part time with his father on the parents' farm and part time on various other farms until he was 21 years old.
Then feeling in himself the high calling of the holy priesthood, he entered the priest seminary, where he surrendered himself with eagerness to his studies and completed the classical curriculum. Thereafter, he entered St. Joseph College where he studied Theology for one year. Then he turned to the Grand Seminary in Montreal Canada, an outstanding and renowned educational institution, where he once again for two years performed his studies and then attained the goal of his desire by being ordained a priest on 14 July 1884. On 16 July of the same year, the young pastor celebrated his first Mass in his dear hometown, Festina. At the moment, there was no position available there, so during this time he visited the Reverend Father Wegmann in Roselle and the present town of Willey. Soon thereafter he received the call to Festina where he should work as assistant priest with the Reverend Father Sauter. For three years he remained in the community, whereupon the Reverend Archbishop named him as Rector of Saint Mary's Church in Willey. In the Fall of the same year, due to the eagerness of the young priest, the community was able to build itself a church school, and during the Winter months he himself participated in the instruction of the youngsters until Fall of the next year when the nuns came from La Crosse, Wisconsin. In the year 1895 the school was enlarged through the addition of a second wing. [ Der Carroll Demokrat, a German-language newspaper printed in Carroll, Iowa in the late 1800's and early 1900's.]

5-Elizabeth Gehling was born on 5 Jun 1859 in Wessum, died on 31 Oct 1927 in Festina at age 68, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Festina. Elizabeth married Bernard Brincks Sr., son of Johann Bernard Brincks and Anna Elizabeth Baumann. Bernard was born on 28 Dec 1843 in Germany, died on 24 Dec 1907 in Festina at age 63, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Festina. They had 11 children: Carolina, Elizabeth, Anna, Mary, Herman J., John, Bernard, Catharina, Helena (Lena), Clara, and Joseph Leo. In 1925 she was a widow, living with Elizabeth Gehling Brincks in Festina.

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6-Carolina Brincks was born in 1885 in Festina. Carolina married Henry Tillman, son of Friederich Tillman and Mary Gehling. Henry was born on 28 Jan 1867 in Festina, died in 1930 in Festina at age 63, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. The 1910 census shows him living alone in Ft. Atkinson. They adopted Clara Rompke, born about 1918, the daughter of Henry Rempke and Rosa Brincks.

6-Elizabeth Brincks was born on 24 Feb 1878 and died on 12 Jun 1917 at age 39. Elizabeth married Herman Remke in 1898 in Winneshiek Co., Iowa. Herman was born on 30 Jul 1840 and died on 14 Dec 1925 at age 85.

6-Anna Brincks was born on 15 Aug 1879 and died on 3 Dec 1920 at age 41. Anna married Anton Rosonke on 13 Nov 1901, son of Frank Rosonke and Anna Loosa. Anton was born on 2 Feb 1870 in Smogulec Kneis Thubin, Prussia and died on 28 Dec 1961 at age 91. They had seven children: Bernard, Frank, Leo, Rosa, Emma, Agnes, and Anthony.

6-Mary Brincks was born on 3 Apr 1881 and died on 18 Apr 1955 at age 74. Mary married Stephen Rosonke in 1903 in Winneshiek Co., Iowa. Stephen was born on 15 Dec 1872 in Poland and died on 26 Dec 1961 in Elma, Howard Co., Iowa at age 89.

6-Herman J. Brincks was born on 29 Mar 1885 and died on 12 Feb 1945 at age 59. Herman married Pauline E. Weber in 1908 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of Michael Weber and Elizsbeth M. Winter. Pauline was born on 27 Oct 1884 and died in Oct 1977 in Ossian at age 93. They had seven children: Mary, Tracy, Raymond Joseph, Rose (Nagel), Clarence Nicholas, Olivia Susan, and Anna Mary.

6-John Brincks was born on 5 Sep 1887 in Fort Atkinson. John married Mary Weber. Mary was born in 1888. They had four children; Michael J., Anthony Herman, Nicholas J., and Leo Anthony.

6-Bernard Brincks was born on 10 Jan 1890 in Fort Atkinson and died on 16 Apr 1952 at age 62. He married Susie Weber. She was born in 1892. They had 11 children: Gregory, Mathilda, Agnes E., William John, Lorraine, Alphonse H., Edna Ann, Edwin B., Rita M., Cletus Henry, and Richard S.

6-Catharina Brincks was born on 23 Feb 1893 in Festina and died on 12 May 1952 in Iowa at age 59. Catharina married John Bernard (Barney) Lechtenberg on 1 Oct 1912 in St. Mary's, Festina, son of John Lechtenberg and Gertrude Bussian. John was born on 1 Jun 1884 in Lunten, Germany and died on 20 Apr 1972 at age 87. They had 11 children: Leona F., John Herman, Lawrence, Anton Bernard, Angeline A., Lawrence Henry, Alfred Eugene, Edwin Joseph, Norbert Bernard, Robert Herman, and Marie Catherine.

6-Clara Brincks was born on 21 Mar 1898 and died on 17 Jan 1974 at age 75. Clara married Frank Theodore Franzen, son of Johann (John) Franzen and Katharina Talefous. Frank was born on 30 Dec 1889 in St. Lucas and died on 1 Sep 1960 at age 70. They had six children: Elizabeth M., Cletus Christopher, Bernice Rose, Theresa A., Leonard, and Clarence John. In 1917 he was a self-employed farmer in Auburn. He was married and had children. In the 1920 census, his mother lived with him and his children.

5-Christina Gehling was born in 1861.

5-Gertrude Gehling was born on 30 Jul 1864 in Wessum, died in 1894 in Festina at age 30, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Gertrude married John Heying on 28 Apr 1885 in Festina, son of Herman Heying and Maria Kortsbusch. John was born in Feb 1858 in Alstatt, died in 1936 in Festina at age 78, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had four children: Henry John, Bernard (Barney), John, and Elizabeth.

6-Henry John Heying was born on 18 Feb 1889 in Iowa and died in Aug 1981 in Alta Vista at age 92. Henry married Elizabeth Holthaus on 15 Feb 1915 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of John P. Holthaus and Sophia A. Wieling. Elizabeth was born on 20 Jul 1888 in Festina. They had ten children: Geneva, Agnes, Eleanor Elizabeth, Norbert, Linus John, Andrew Leo, Louis, Francis Herman, Gertrude Emma, and Alice Mae. They lived in Winner, South Dakota until 1920 when they returned to Iowa and settled on a farm west of Alta Vista. They retired in 1957 and moved to Alta Vista.

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6-Bernard (Barney) Heying was born in Feb 1890 in Iowa, died in 1918 in Festina at age 28, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. R. R. S Q N. 343 Q. M. C.

6-John Heying Jr. was born on 4 Mar 1893 in Ossian and died on 12 Feb 1988 in Ossian at age 94.

6-Elizabeth Heying was born in 1889 in Iowa and died from 1955 to 1993 at age 66. Elizabeth married Joseph Henry Gesing, son of Henry Gesing and Magdalene Klisart. Joseph was born on 26 Jan 1883 in Calmar and died in (Tripp, SD). They had nine children: Rita, Gertrude C., Irene, Eunice, Gladys Marie, Ivo Joseph, Ralph, Magdalene Ann, and Betty A.

4-Heinrich (Henry) Gehling was born in Apr 1832 in Preußen, died on 23 Aug 1907 in Festina at age 75, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. He emigrated in 1862. Heinrich married Elizabeth Clara Luetkenhaus on 12 May 1863 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of Bernard Herman Lutkenhaus and Maria Kathrina Blanke. Elizabeth was born on 18 Apr 1832 in Preußen, died on 11 Mar 1907 in Festina at age 74, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had five children: Elizabeth (Elisa), Bernard H. (Barney), Frank H., Herman, and George. In 1880, Henry and Clara lived in Washington. They had four children, three still living in 1900. In the 1925 census, Frank identified his parents as Heinrich Gehling and Elizabeth Luetkenbaus.

5-Elizabeth (Elisa) Gehling was born in 1866 in Washington Twp., Winneshiek Co., Iowa, died in 1922 in Ossian at age 56, and was buried in St. Francis Cemetery. Elizabeth married Bernard Holtey on 22 Jun 1886 in Festina, son of Theodore Holtey and Maria K. Shulte. Bernard was born in 1862. Elizabeth next married Joseph Henry Remke. Joseph was born in 1868 in Indiana. They had five children: Albert J., Edward B., Fredline F., Alois, and Alphonse C.

6-Albert J. Remke was born on 2 Jan 1897 in Ossian and died in Dec 1967 in Ossian at age 70. Albert married Anna C. Uhlenhake, daughter of Henry George Uhlenhake and Sophia A. Boeckman. Anna was born on 30 Apr 1894 in Ossian and died in Apr 1982 in Ossian at age 88. They had two children: Marietta and Gregor Henry.

7-Marietta Remke was born in 1925 in Fort Atkinson.

7-Gregor Henry Remke was born in 1927 in Ossian.

6-Edward B. Remke was born on 2 Dec 1900 in Ossian and died in Sep 1981 in Ossian at age 80.

6-Fredline F. Remke was born in 1903 in Ossian.

6-Alois Remke was born in 1908 in Ossian.

6-Alphonse C. Remke was born on 9 Jan 1911 in Ossian and died on 22 Apr 1989 at age 78.

5-Bernard H. (Barney) Gehling was born on 28 May 1868 in Calmar and died on 12 Dec 1934 at age 66. Bernard married Elisabethe Bullerman on 9 Oct 1900 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of Theodor Bullerman and Catherine Feldkamp. She was born in Sep 1876 in Festina. They had six children. After the death of his parents, the estate was divided and he received one hundred and seventy acres of choice land in Washington Twp.

6-Jerome Gehling was born after 1925 and died before 2002.

6-Roman Paul Gehling was born on 24 Apr 1907 in Festina, died on 12 Sep 2002 in Oneota Care Facility at age 95, and was buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery. Roman married Anna Bakula in 1928. Anna was born in Jan 1908 in Calmar and died on 11 Nov 1980 in Calmar at age 72. They had four children: Edward, Helen Ann, Florian C., and Lawrence E.

They lived on a farm until 1979 when they moved to Calmar. Roman, at age 94 in 2001, still drove his car. Survivors include a daughter, Helen of Calmar; two sons, Edward of Decorah and Larry of Calmar; a sister, Lucina Koch of Manchester.

7-Edward Roman Gehling was born on 25 Apr 1929. Edward married Florence M. Short. Florence was born on 22 Aug 1934. They had seven children.

8-Christine L. Gehling was born on 17 Sep 1955. Christine married Gerald Raphael Moellers, son of Ireanus Anton (Rainey) Moellers and Catherine Antonia Huinker. Gerald was born on 22 Nov 1951. They had four children.

9-Jessica Ann Moellers was born in 1981. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor's degree in accounting, summa cum iaude and is employed by Deloitte & Touche LP in Davenport. Jessica married Christopher Mikel Meyer on 23 Sep 2006 in Notre Dame Church, Cresco, son of Darrel Meyer and Connie.

9-Sarah M. Moellers was born in 1979. Sarah married Scott Kach in Cresco, son of Gerald Kach.

The bride is a 1998 graduate of Crestwood High School, a 2002 graduate of Luther College with a bachelor of arts degree in biology and a 2004 graduate of the University of Iowa with a master's degree in physician assistant studies.
She will practice as a physician assistant in Richland Center and Muscoda, Wis., beginning in January.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of Crestwood High School. He is currently employed by A&J Construction of Cresco.
The couple took a wedding trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and will now make their home in rural Muscoda, Wis.

9-Jolene Louise Moellers was born in 1982.

9-Jennifer Suzanne Moellers was born in 1985.

8-Nancy J. Gehling was born in 1957. She married Nicholas L. Schissel. The marriage ended in divorce.

8-Kathryn M. Gehling

8-Julie A. Gehling

8-Jennifer Lynn Gehling

8-Nicholas E. Gehling

8-David A. Gehling

7-Helen Ann Gehling was born on 31 Mar 1930 in Calmar, died on 21 Dec 2006 in Gundersen Lutheran Hospital at age 76, and was buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Calmar.

7-Florian C. Gehling was born on 10 Oct 1931, died on 25 Apr 1977 in His Home Of A Heart Attack at age 45, and was buried in St. Aloyious Cemetery, Calmar. Florian married LaVonne Letha Baumler on 14 Nov 1956 in St. Agnes in Plymouth Rock, daughter of Martin Baumler and Esther Sarah Schott. LaVonne was born on 20 Oct 1937 in Burr Oak, died on 16 Jun 2005 in Winneshiek County Medical Center, Decorah at age 67, and was buried in St. Aloysius. They had six children: Robert F., Ronald, Deborah J., Sandra K., Susan Marie, and Carol.

LaVonne Letha Baumler Gehling was born October 20, 1937, the daughter of Martin and Esther (Schott) Baumler on the family farm near Burr Oak. She married Florian Gehling on November 14, 1956 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Plymouth Rock, Iowa. They farmed together near Calmar until his death in 1977.

LaVonne Gehling worked for the Iowa State Liquor Store and the Iowa State Bank for several years before retiring in 1997. She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and the Ladies Auxiliary. She always felt fortunate that her family lived close. She loved crossword puzzles, playing Triv-ial Pursuit and the Green Bay Packers. During her retirement years, she kept busy with her 16 grandchildren's many activities. You would be sure to see her at all the ballgames. Grandma's door was always open.

Survivors include two sons: Bob (Nancy) Gehling, Calmar, and Ron Gehling, Lansing; four daughters: Deb (Bob) Timp, Decorah; Sandy (Keith) Kuen-nen, Ossian; Sue (Ken) Einck, Fort Atkinson and Carol (Jamie) Gerleman, Calmar; 16 grandchildren; three brothers: Floyd (Joyce) Baumler, Rochester, Minn.; Larry Baumler, Burr Oak and Art (Karen) Baumler, Zum-bro Falls, Minn.; four sisters: Elaine Brynsaas, Decorah; Donna Koperski, Rochester, Minn.; Diane (Paul) Schmelzer, Ridgeway and Sharon (Ron) Wiltgen, Gaylord, Minn.; one sister-in-law, Helen Gehling, Calmar and two brothers-in-law: Edward Gehling, Decorah and Larry (Virginia) Gehling, Calmar.
LaVonne Gehling was preceded in death by her husband, Florian on April 25, 1977; her father, Martin Baumler on Dec. 18, 1971; her mother, Esther Baumler on Sept. 11, 1981; one brother, Virgil Baumler on May 31, 1988; her mother-in-law, Anna (Bakula) Gehling on Nov. 11, 1980; her father-in-law, Roman Gehling Sept. 12, 2002 and her brother-in-law, Arlin Brynsaas in Jan. 15,1998 and a niece, Robin Koperski on June 12, 1964.

8-Robert F. Gehling was born on 25 May 1957 in Calmar. Robert married Nancy R. Nancy was born on 24 Apr 1959. They had two children.

9-Michael Robert Gehling was born on 3 Jul 1985.

9-Brandi Michelle Gehling was born on 3 Mar 1977 in Calmar.

8-Ronald Joseph Gehling was born 9 Mar 1960, died 15 Jan 2009 in Thornton Manor in Lansing from hydrocephalus and was buried at St. Aloysius, Calmar. He resided at Thornton Manor since 1980.

8-Deborah J. Gehling was born on 26 Jun 1959. In 1977 she received a South Winn. Jaycees scholarship. Deborah married Robert T. Timp, son of Donald L. Timp and Elsie M. Heying. Robert was born on 7 May 1957 in Decorah. They had two children: Eric R. and Scott Michael.

9-Eric R. Timp was born on 1 Dec 1981.

9-Scott Michael Timp was born on 24 Jul 1983.

8-Sandra K. Gehling was born on 6 Mar 1961. Sandra married Keith R. Kuennen, son of Richard A. Kuennen and Dolorita Marie Bushman. Keith was born on 31 Mar 1958. They had two children: Brooke and Heather Ann.

9-Brooke Kuennen was born on 23 Nov 1981.

9-Heather Ann Kuennen was born on 28 Oct 1984. Heather married Mathew John Bullerman on 15 Sep 2006 in St. Aloysius Church, Calmar, son of Joseph Vincent Bullerman and Marcia Kaye Linderbaum. Mathew was born on 4 Nov 1983.

8-Susan Marie Gehling was born in 1963. Susan married Kenneth Leander Einck, son of Herbert Joseph Einck and Winnefred Buchheit. Kenneth was born in 1959. They had three children.

9-Justin Kenneth Einck was born in 1986.

9-Carrie Einck graduated from South Winneshiek H.S. in May, 2006.

9-Megan Einck

8-Carol L. Gehling was born in 1967. Carol married James P. (Jamie) Gerleman, son of Eugene Edward (Gene) Gerleman and Joanne M. Kupka. James was born in 1967. They had three children.

9-Brian J. Gerleman was born in 1989.

9-Ashley K. Gerleman was born in 1991.

9-Taylor N. Gerleman was born in 1995.

7-Lawrence E. Gehling was born on 16 Dec 1953. Lawrence married Virginia A. Balk, daughter of Anthony L. Balk and Marie A. Falada. Virginia was born on 14 Apr 1953.

6-Gregore Charles (Greg) Gehling was born on 8 Feb 1910 in Festina and died in Apr 1978 in Cresco at age 68. Gregore married Hildegard Mary Hageman, daughter of Bernard Henry Hageman and Rosa Tekippe. Hildegard was born on 14 Aug 1910 in Festina, died on 6 Feb 2002 in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester at age 91, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Cresco. They had six children.

7-Kenneth Bernard Gehling was born on 11 Aug 1936.

7-Gerald Richard Gehling was born on 26 Sep 1938. Gerald married Marian Anne Shimek. Marian was born on 3 Jan 1938. They had four children.

8-Gerald Allen Gehling was born on 23 Jul 1959. He married Lynne McHugh on 25 Jul 1992. They had two children.

9-Elsie Gehling was born on 28 Dec 1993.

9-Katherine P. Gehling was born on 29 Sep 1996.

8-Sharon Ann Gehling was born on 3 Dec 1960.

8-Diane Rose Gehling was born on 17 Jul 1965.

8-Jeffrey Thomas Gehling was born on 31 Aug 1970. Jeffrey married Eve Marie Witanen on 18 Nov 1995. Eve was born on 19 Sep 1964. They had three children.

9-Alex E. Gehling was born on 14 Jul 1998.

9-Erin M. Gehling was born on 2 Sep 2001.

9-Megan Gehling was born on 17 Mar 2004.

7-Vincent Joseph Gehling was born on 6 Jun 1941. Vincent married Colleen Sue Queel. Colleen was born on 14 May 1942. They had four children.

8-Denise Gehling was born on 25 Jun 1960. She married Jaxon Walcott on 24 Aug 1985.

8-David Joseph Gehling was born on 25 Feb 1968. He married Jean Ryan on 8 Oct 1985. They had a daughter. They divorced in 2008.

9-Sara Sue Gehling was born on 23 May 2001.

8-James C. Gehling was born in 1977.

8-John Paul Gehling was born on 13 Mar 1977. He married Sarah Boyer on 13 Oct 2004.

7-James Gehling was born on 11 Sep 1944. James married Lydia J. Hicks on 5 Feb 1966. They had a son.

8-Michael Gehling was born on 22 Jul 1968. He married Lydia J. Hicks on

7-Sister Patricia Gehling

7-Constance Rose Connie) Gehling was born on 15 Feb 1955. Constance married Thomas Raymond Frana on 12 Apr 1975 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Cresco, son of Raymond Stephen Frana and Alice Dorothy Uhlenhake. Thomas was born on 16 Oct 1953. They had three children. They lived on a farm near Decorah.

8-Amber Michelle Frana was born on 28 Mar 1977.

8-Gregory Thomas Frana was born on 3 Feb 1980.

8-Emily Erin Frana was born on 26 Feb 1982.

6-Walter P. Gehling was born on 1 Jan 1915 in Festina and died on 12 Nov 1993 in Dover, Stewart Co., Tennessee at age 78.

6-Lucina B. Gehling was born on 4 Mar 1920. Lucina married George A. Koch on 21 Oct 1946 in Calmar, son of Francis (Frank) Joseph Koch and Alma Rose Huber. George was born on 12 Jan 1917 and died on 7 Apr 2003 in Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa at age 86. They had six children. He managed the Ryan Creamery until he retired in 1977.

7-Mary Lou Koch was born in 1948. Mary married Ward F. Welch. Ward was born in 1940.

7-Thomas George Koch was born in 1950. Thomas married Linda Louise.

7-Robert Koch married Denise. Denise was christened of Minnesota.

7-Katherine Ann Koch was born in 1958. Katherine married Ronald Lee Ehlts.

7-Sheri Koch was born in 1960. Sheri married Roger Dingbaum. Roger was born in 1960.

7-James Koch married Sue.

6-Henry J. Gehling was born after 1925 and died before 2002.

5-Frank H. Gehling was born on 2 Nov 1872 in Festina, died on 6 Jul 1936 in Calmar at age 63, and was buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery. Frank married Emma Mathilda Frerich on 3 Feb 1903 in Calmar. Emma was born on 10 Jan 1877 in Festina and died in Aug 1966 in Calmar at age 89. They had six children. They farmed the family homestead of one hundred fifty-five acres in Washington Twp.

6-Catherine Gehling was born in 1904 in Calmar.

6-Joseph Bernard Gehling was born on 6 Jan 1908 in Festina, died on 18 May 1995 in Calmar at age 87, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. Joseph married Emma Hageman, daughter of Bernard Henry Hageman and Rosa Tekippe. She was born on 1 Apr 1905 and died in Apr 1975 in Calmar at age 70. They had three children.

7-Donald J. Gehling was born on 26 Apr 1938.

7-Sister Elaine Gehling was born on 27 Feb 1940.

7-Virgil J. Gehling was born 7 Apr 1945. He married Veronica M. She was born on 14 May 1947.

6-Marie Elizabeth Gehling was born on 26 Jan 1910 in Festina and died on 25 Jul 2001 in Solon, Johnson Co., Iowa at age 91. She adopted Judy Gesing Gehling

6-Laverne Bernard Gehling was born on 15 Jan 1912 in Calmar and died on 3 Feb 1983 in Calmar at age 71.

6-Hugo John Gehling was born on 30 Mar 1915 in Calmar and died on 17 May 2005 in Laguna Hills, Orange Co., California at age 90. Hugo married Lt. Eleanore Elizabeth Bode in Jul 1944 in Las Vegas. Eleanore was born on 7 Dec 1911 and died on 6 Sep 2005 in Laguna Woods at age 93. They had three children.

7-Carole Ann Gehling was born in 1942. Carole married Mr. Blossom.

7-Dr. Ronald Gehling was born in 1944. Ronald married Diana. Diana was born in 1944.

7-Mary Gehling married Eric Douglas. Eric was born in 1944.

6-Victor Henry Gehling was born on 18 Nov 1918 in Calmar and died on 11 Jan 1999 in Pendleton, Oregon at age 80. Victor married Mary Catherine Butler. They had five children.

7-Catherine Gehling

7-Guy F. Gehling was born in 1949.

7-Mary Theresa Gehling The Dec. 1946 Catholic Miss Magazine includes an article Stage A Gala Christmas by Mary Therese Gerling. [She may have been a nun.]

7-Victor Laverne Gehling was born on 30 Nov 1951. Victor married Linda May.

7-Ann Marie Gehling

5-Herman Gehling was born in Feb 1876 in Festina and died before 1880.

5-George Gehling was born in 1870 and died before 1880.

4-Mary Gehling was born on 25 Mar 1834 in Wessum and died on 3 Jun 1912 in Festina at age 78. Mary married Friederich Tillman on 8 Nov 1859 in St. Mary's in Festina, son of Stephen Anton Tillman and Catharina Dorothea Schulte-Althof. Friederich was born on 1 Sep 1831 in Nettberge, Bork, Prussia, died on 24 Aug 1877 in Festina at age 45, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had nine children.

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

6-Anna Mary Bengfort was born on 13 May 1880 in Festina, died on 12 May 1912 in Festina at age 31, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery. Anna married William Balk on 26 Apr 1904 in St. Marys, Festina, son of Mathias Balk Sr. and Bernadine (Dina) Otters. William was born on 10 Feb 1878 in St. Lucas, died on 4 Dec 1933 in Festina at age 55, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery. They had ten children.

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

8-Leonard Joseph Miller

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

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

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

9-Theodore Thomas McAleer married Gloria DeCino.

9-Terrance Michael McAleer married Ann Marie McCarthy.

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

8-Gladys Elizabeth Miller

8-Lucille Mary Miller

8-Irene Leona Miller

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

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

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

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

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

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

8-Leo Frederick Balk was born in 1952.

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

7-Armena Balk was born in 1918 in Festina.

7-Olevia Balk was born in 1920 in Festina.

7-Oliver Balk was born in 1920.

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

8-Sharon Drievold

8-Anna M. Drievold was born in 1940.

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

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

8-Robert W. Drievold was born in 1950. Robert married Diane A. Vanslyke. Diane was born in 1950. They had one son: Jayson Allen.

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

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

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

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

9-Denise M. Bengfort was born on 1 Jul 1964. Denise married Robert A. Ayers. Robert was born on 26 Sep 1962. They had two children: Mitchell and Mallory.

9-Christine Bengfort married Mark Neely. They had one son: Trevor.

9-Julie Bengfort was born on 21 Apr 1970. Julie married Mr. McGaw. They had two children: Ryan and Meghan.

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

7-Winefred Johanna Bengfort was born on 24 Sep 1914 in Festina, died on 7 Jun 2007 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 92, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. She married Raymond Bernard Zweibohmer on 4 Nov 1936 in St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian, son of Frederic William Zweibohmer and Catherine Marie Moellers. He was born on 28 May 1910 in Ossian, died on 1 Nov 2000 in Ossian at age 90, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. They had five children.

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

8-Doris Zweibohmer was born on 4 Feb 1940. Doris maried Arthur E. (Art) Walz. They had one son, Gerald.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9-Jennifer Jo Wiltgen

9-Annette Wiltgen

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

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

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

7-Ervin J. Bengfort was born on 14 Mar 1916 in Festina and died on 11 Aug 1961 in Postville at age 45. Ervin married Edna Catherine Moellers on 12 Oct 1937 in St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian, daughter of John Barney Moellers and Helen M. Doerr. Edna was born on 10 Aug 1916 in Fort Atkinson, died on 21 May 2007 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 90, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. They had six children.

8-Darlene Mary Bengfort was born in 1939. Darlene married Callisters Hilarious (Kelly) Buchheit on 27 Aug 1958 in St. Bridget's, Postville, son of Florian Buchheit and Fredoline (Freda) Heying. Callisters was born on 4 Oct 1935 in Festina, died on 25 Mar 2001 in Maynard, Fayette Co., Iowa at age 65, and was buried in Long Grove Cemetery. They had eight children.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7-Lucille Frances Bengfort was born on 9 Sep 1919 in Festina, died on 7 Apr 2008 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 88, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. Lucille married Arnold C. Moellers on 3 May 1938 in St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian, son of Anton Henry Moellers and Mary Elizabeth Hemesath. Arnold was born on 29 Aug 1915 in Fort Atkinson, died on 30 Sep 1996 in Ossian at age 81, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. They had four children: Robert Leonard, Joyce Irma, James Daniel, and Stanly Marc.

8-Robert Leonard Moellers was born on 21 Oct 1940. He married Florence Ann VanDee. They had two children, Paul R. and Brian L.

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

8-James Daniel Moellers was born on 5 Mar 1946. James married Bonnie Lee Fitzpatrick. They had three children: James, Richard Alan, and Daniel Robert.

8-Stanly Marc Moellers was born on 20 Oct 1954. Stanly married Debra Lynn Teslow. They had two children: Scott David and Lucas M.

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

8-Ronald Virgil Bengfort was born in 1965.

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

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

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

9-Steven James Bengfort was born on 19 Mar 1979, died on 3 Feb 2001 in Table Rock Lake at age 21, and was buried in St. Charles.

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

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

9-Jeffrey Bruce Parker was born on 22 Aug 1970. Jeffrey married Carolynne. They had one daughter, Kayle Elizabeth.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9-Daniele Lynn Tweedy was born on 14 Aug 1973. Jean next married Larry Russell Evans on 1 Jun 1979.

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

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

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

10-Trevor Kuennen was born on 19 Nov 2007.

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

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

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

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

7-Harold Herman Bengfort was born on 11 Jul 1926 in Winneshiek Co., Iowa. He enlisted on 16 Nov 1945. He was single, without dependents and employed as a construction laborer. He married Bernice Mary Klisart on 20 Jun 1948 in St. Francis de Sales Church, Ossian, daughter of Herbert L. Klisart and Katie Lansing. Bernice was born on 7 Jun 1930 in Ossian, died on 1 Mar 2008 in Cresco at age 77, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery. They had two children.

8-Scott Steven Bengfort was born in 1954. Scott married Linda Franke. Linda was born in 1957. They had two children: Allison and Adam.

8-Lee Ann Bengfort was born in 1956.

6-Frances Bengfort was born on 28 Oct 1887 in Festina and died on 26 Jun 1971 in Calmar at age 83. Frances married Joseph Bernard Wieling, son of Bernard Wieling and Katherine Lutkenhaus. Joseph was born on 5 Mar 1876 in Festina and died on 3 Jan 1953 in Calmar at age 76. They had 11 children: Gustav G., Johanna, Bernard, Hildegarde J., Irene Sophia, Verna, Agnes M., Alma Rose, Mildred Catherine, Ralph J. and Anna.

7-Gustav G. Wieling was born on 26 Oct 1905 in Festina and died on 30 Nov 1964 in Rochester at age 59. Gustav married Mary Schmitz. They had three children.

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

9-Kirk Peter Bonestroo was born on 16 Jan 1967.

9-Andrew Gustave Bonestroo was born on 23 Mar 1969.

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

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

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

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

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

9-Dana Lynn Lukas .

8-Rosalyn Wieling married John Baldwin. They had two children: Michael and Christopher.

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

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

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

7-Irene Sophia Wieling was born on 14 Sep 1913 in Festina and died on 2 Jan 1979 in Ossian at age 65. Irene married Bernard Menne, son of Lawrence Menne and JoAnna Wulfurst. Bernard was born on 14 Feb 1907 and died in May 1992 at age 85. They had ten children: Mary Agnes, Frank, Tony, Joan, Linus, Richard R., Joseph, Phyllis M., Edna, and Ann.

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

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

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

8-Joan Menne married Jerry Rausch. They had two children: John Thomas and Jennifer Nicole.

8-Linus Menne was born on 1 Oct 1946. Linus married Alice Hackman. Alice was born on 12 Dec 1947. They had two children: Dawn and Ben.

8-Richard R. Menne was born on 1 Jul 1945. Richard married Kathy Meyer. Kathy was born on 24 Oct 1949. They had four children: Stephanie Lyn, Jason R., Amy Jo, and Marc Alan.

8-Joseph Menne married Rita Hageman.

8-Phyllis M. Menne was born on 18 Dec 1948. Phyllis married Ralph R. Kauten on 15 Jun 1973 in Prairie Du Chein, son of Lawrence William Kauten and Barbara Matilda Mihm. The marriage ended in divorce in 1992. Ralph was born on 8 Apr 1951. They had two children.

9-Christopher William Kauten was born on 8 Apr 1951.

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

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

8-Ann Menne married William Aders. They had three children: Kimberly Ann, Sandra Kay, and Michael William.

7-Verna Wieling was born in 1914.

7-Agnes M. Wieling was born on 18 Aug 1915 in Festina, died on 14 Jan 2003 in Senior Hospice Center, Ossian at age 87, and was buried in Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Agnes married Paul Schaufenbuel on 12 Jan 1937 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, son of John Schaufenbuel and Anna Balk. Paul was born on 6 Jan 1910 in St. Lucas, died on 21 Nov 1967 in Decorah at age 57, and was buried in Lawler. They had a daughter.

8-Arlene Frances Schaufenbuel was born on 1 Sep 1937. Arlene married Herbert John Langreck on 21 Apr 1958 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel, son of Anton Henry Langreck and Anna Marie Meinert. Herbert was born on 28 Jul 1933. They had five children.

9-Debra Ann Langreck

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

9-Alan Alvin Langreck was born on 26 Mar 1960. Alan married Kathy Lynn McChane on 13 Oct 1984 in Sacred Heart Church. Kathy was born in 1962.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8-Lloyd J. Schaufenbuel was born on 7 Jul 1943. Lloyd married Barbara Elaine Wenthold, daughter of Edwin W. Wenthold and Leona Balk. Barbara was born on 21 Jul 1945. They had one son.

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

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

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

8-Elaine Frances Hackman was born on 12 Aug 1939 in Waucoma and died on 4 Dec 1966 in Coulee City, Grant Co., Washington at age 27. Elaine married Robert Balk on 26 Dec 1957 in Waucoma, son of Nicholas J. Balk and Emma Dolly Bradley. Robert was born on 17 Jan 1929. They had five children: Jacqueline Sue, Donna Mae, Linda Ann, Joyce Ann, and Donald Joseph.

8-Gerald Joseph Hackman was born on 24 Nov 1941. Gerald married Mary Carol Balk, daughter of Nicholas J. Balk and Emma Dolly Bradley. Mary was born on 25 Jul 1942. They had five children: Brian Scott, David Anthony, Dennis John, Sharon Marie, and Mark Gerald.

8-Imogene Hilda (Jeannie) Hackman was born on 8 May 1943 in Decorah. Imogene married Gerald Francis Pechota on 6 May 1967. Gerald was born in Nov 1943. They had five children: Steven Francis, Tamara Jean, Sharla Ann, Diane Marie, and Jennifer Lynn.

8-Joann Clara Hackman was born on 27 Sep 1944 in Decorah. Joann married Norbert Joseph Busta on 26 Jun 1965. Norbert was born in Mar 1943. They had six children: Lawrence William, Marsha Kay, Norman Hugo, Keith Gerard, Mary Kay, and Susan Kay.

8-Norma Rose Hackman was born on 17 May 1946 in Decorah. Norma married William Sabelka on 18 Jul 1964, son of Ervin Sabelka and Wilma Riehle. William was born on 15 Nov 1943, died on 9 Jun 2002 in Lawler of cancer at age 58, and was buried in Our Lady of Mount Carmel. They had six children: Thomas Joseph, Lisa Rose, Karen Marie, Richard William, Ronald Ervin, and Julie Ann.

8-Ronald Adolph Hackman was born on 21 Feb 1948 in Waucoma. Ronald married Norma J. Panos on 12 Jun 1971, daughter of Emil Panos and Adelyne Klimesh. Norma was born on 6 Dec 1949. They had five children: Brad Ronald, Melissa Ann, Kelly Marie, Eric Joseph, and Eric J.

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

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

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

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

8-David Joseph Wieling was born on 24 Jul 1950. David married Merilee J. Gates on 3 Jul 1976. Merilee was born in May 1955. They had two children: Nathan D. and Eric Matthew.

8-Susan Elaine Wieling was born on 5 Mar 1956. Susan married Denis Donavan Tasker on 4 Sep 1976. Denis was born in Apr 1955. They had three children: Elizabeth, Alyson M., and Sara Lynn.

8-Karen Frances Wieling was born on 4 Jun 1959

7-Anna Wieling was born in 1925. Anna married Donald Janechek. They had one son, Robert J.

6-Alois Bengfort was born in 1889 in Festina.

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

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

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

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

6-Julitta Bengfort was born in 1895.

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

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

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

7-Arthur John (Art) Holthaus was born on 28 Feb 1924, died on 23 Oct 1998 in Winneshiek County Hospital at age 74, and was buried in St. Francis De Sales Cemetery. Arthur married Gertrude H. Shindelar. Gertrude was born on 20 Feb 1931. They had 13 children: Linus A., Danita Ann, Neal J., Morris Cletus, Aileen Mary, Mary Jo, Ann Catherine, Leonice Mary, Zita Marie, Ruth Ann, Lisa Mary, Arthur G., and Lee.

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

7-Cletus Holthaus was born on 31 May 1927 in Festina and died in Oct 1974 in Earlville, Delaware Co., Iowa at age 47. Cletus married Lucille Bertha Thuente on 21 Jan 1949, daughter of Joseph Bernard Thuente and Edwina Ann Lechtenberg. Lucille was born on 20 Jan 1926. They had six children: Jake, Rosie, Shirley Ann, Dennis A., Donald V., and Betty Mae.

7-Sister Norma Jean Holthaus

7-Jeanette Katherine Holthaus was born on 8 Sep 1930. Jeanette married Nilus Philip Imoehl on 18 Aug 1953 in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian, son of Frank Theodore Imoehl and Angela Hageman. Nilus was born on 19 Jul 1930 in Festina. They had seven children: Duane N., Eileen, Lois Ann, Gary J., Lenny Philip, Mark J., b Lynn J. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on 29 Aug 1993.

5-John Joseph Tillman was born on 28 Jan 1864 in Festina and died on 23 Feb 1864 in Festina.

5-Mary Anna Tillman was born on 1 Mar 1865 in Festina and died on 31 Jan 1934 in Dedham at age 68. Mary married Mathias Mattes on 7 May 1889 in St. Mary's in Festina, son of Stephen Mattes and Gertrude. Mathias was born on 28 Nov 1842 in Ingendorf, Prussia and died on 12 May 1925 in Dedham at age 82. They had seven children.

6-Jacob Frederick Mattes was born on 3 Feb 1890 in Roselle and died on 16 Feb 1920 at age 30.

6-Lucy Theodora Mattes was born on 14 Jun 1891 in Roselle and died on 4 Jun 1976 in Carroll at age 84. Lucy married John B. Rothmeyer on 25 Oct 1910 in Dedham. John was born on 13 Jan 1883 in Festina and died on 26 Mar 1955 in Carroll at age 72. They had ten children.

7-Carleen Rothmeyer

7-Martha Rothmeyer

7-Clarence Rothmeyer was born on 17 Mar 1912, died 9 Feb 1998 at St. Anthon's Hospital, and was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Dedham. He married Dorothy Seidl on 25 Aug 1936 at St. Joseph's, Dedham. They had five children: Carol, Judy, Suzanne, Clarence Jr., and Mary.

7-Matt Theodore Rothmeyer was born in 1914. He married Gertrude. She was born 12 Mar 1915, died 15 Feb 1998 in Glidden. They had two children, Helen and Vernon.

7-Andrew Rothmeyer was born 1917.

7-Richard Rothmeyer was born in 1919. He married Leonre in 1944 in Dedham.

7-Alverna (Verna) Rothmeyer was born in 1922. She married Norman Price.

7-Walter Rothmeyer was born on 19 Feb 1927, died in Apr 1984 in Westside, Iowa.

7-James A. Rothmeyer was born on 12 Jun 1931 and died on 14 Apr 1997 in Gardena, Los Angeles Co., California. He married Harriet J. She was born 1 Feb 1921, died 22 Apr 2001 in Gardena.

7-Robert Rothmeyer was born in 1932. He married Rosemary.

6-Anna Mary (Sister Reginatta) Mattes was born on 17 Feb 1893 in Roselle, died on 4 Dec 1971 in Villa St. Joseph, Wisconsin at age 78, and was buried on 7 Dec 1971 in Villa St. Joseph, Wisconsin.

6-Katherine (Sister Reginalda) Mattes was born on 3 Apr 1895 in Exira, died on 2 Sep 1987 in Villa St. Joseph, Wisconsin at age 92, and was buried on 5 Sep 1987 in Villa St. Joseph, Wisconsin.

6-Elizabeth Mary Mattes was born on 17 Feb 1897.

6-Margaret Catherine Mattes was born on 11 Sep 1904 in Exira, Audubon Co., Iowa and died on 12 Apr 1982 in Carroll at age 77. Margaret married John Alphonse Tigges on 27 Jun 1922 in Dedham. John was born on 24 Mar 1898 in Willey and died on 13 Apr 1966 in Carroll at age 68.

6-Dominic M. Mattes was born on 22 Dec 1906 in Exira and died on 5 May 1983 in Carroll at age 76. Dominic married Elizabeth A. Leferink on 9 Apr 1929 in Cresco, daughter of John Leferink and Margaretha Bengfort. Elizabeth was born in 1908 in Cresco and died on 3 Mar 1990 in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas at age 82.

5-Henry Tillman was born on 28 Jan 1867 in Festina, died in 1930 in Festina at age 63, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Henry married Carolina Brincks, daughter of Bernard Brincks Sr. and Elizabeth Gehling. Carolina was born in 1885 in Festina. The 1910 census shows him living alone in Ft. Atkinson. They adopted Clara Rompke, born about 1918, the daughter of Henry Rempke and Rosa Brincks.

5-John F. Tillman was born on 9 Oct 1868 in Festina, died on 14 May 1927 in St. Lucas at age 58, and was buried in St. Lucas Cemetery. John married Mary Dohm, daughter of Mathias Dohm and Kathrina Stuckart. Mary was born on 21 Aug 1860 in Trier, Prussia and died on 13 May 1940 in St. Lucas at age 79. They had eight children: Fred, Katherine (Katie), Hubert John, Edward Mathias, Rose Marie, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, and Sophia Mary. In 1900, they had been married 10 years and had six children. Also living with them were Frederich, age 53 and Susana Dohm, age 51, listed as boarders.

6-Fred Tillman was born on 23 Mar 1891 in St. Lucas and died on 10 Jan 1947 in Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington at age 55. Fred married Elizabeth Heman on 24 Sep 1918 in Dedham, Carroll Co., Iowa. Elizabeth was born on 20 Feb 1893 in Alton, Sioux Co., Iowa, died on 3 Jun 1939 in Westphalia, Anderson Co., Kansas at age 46, and was buried in St. Theresa Catholic Cemetery. They had six children: Gertrude, Helen Marie, Rita Rose, Hilda Agatha, John, and Marie.

7-Gertrude Tillman was born in 1920.

7-Helen Marie Tillman was born on 25 Jul 1922 in Westphalia, Anderson Co., Kansas and died on 1 Aug 1997 in Westphalia at age 75. Helen married John William Burger on 18 Apr 1944 in Texas, son of Charles W. Burger and Margaret Weingartner. John was born on 16 May 1914 in Westphalia, Anderson Co., Kansas and died on 22 Feb 1984 in Witichta at age 69.

7-Rita Rose Tillman was born on 28 Jan 1924 in Westphalia, Anderson Co., Kansas and died on 11 Sep 1989 in Witichta, Kansas at age 65. Rita married Covey.

7-Hilda Agatha Tillman was born on 14 Sep 1925 in Westphalia, Anderson Co., Kansas and died on 13 Apr 1986 in Garnett at age 60. Hilda married Robert Lee Fisher Sr. on 1 Jul 1945 in Garnett, Anderson Co., Kansas, son of Virgil Fisher. Robert was born on 23 Mar 1924 in Garnett, and died on 24 Jun 1978 in Garnett at age 54.

7-John Tillman was born in 1927.

7-Marie Tillman was born in 1927.

6-Katherine (Katie) Tillman was born on 15 Jun 1893 in St. Lucas and died on 5 Dec 1976 in Postville at age 83. Katherine married Louis Kruse on 27 Aug 1912, son of Joseph Kruse and Philomena Kramer. Louis was born on 15 Jun 1888 in St. Lucas, died on 7 Aug 1922 in St. Lucas at age 34, and was buried in St. Lucas Cemetery. They had four children: Loretta, Norbert, Agatha, and Florence.

7-Loretta Kruse was born on 1 May 1914 in St. Lucas, died on 18 Sep 1996 in Maple Crest Manor, West Union at age 82, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery. Loretta married Bert Overhus on 13 Apr 1936 in West Union. They had one daughter.

8-Folena Overhus was born on 1 Apr 1946 in West Union and died on 1 Apr 1946.

7-Norbert Kruse was born on 11 Nov 1916 in Union, Fayette Co., Iowa and died on 20 Apr 1990 in Medford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts at age 73. Norbert married Miss Stevens.

7-Agatha Kruse was born in 1919 in Union, Fayette Co., Iowa.

7-Florence Kruse was born in 1920 in Union, Fayette Co., Iowa.

6-Hubert John Tillman was born on 6 Dec 1894 in St. Lucas and died on 7 Nov 1956 in New Hampton at age 61. He was buried at St. Lucas Cemetery. Hubert married Frances Mary Rasing on 13 Jun 1921 in Waucoma, daughter of William Rasing Jr. and Elizabeth Busch. Frances was born on 10 Oct 1902 in Festina and died on 24 Jul 1965 in Waterloo at age 62. They had four children: Adela, Regina Rose, Bernadine, and Lefile?. In 1930 his widowed mother, Mary, age 69, lived with them.

7-Adela Tillman was born in 1923 in Auburn Twp.

7-Regina Rose Tillman was born on 13 Aug 1926 in St. Lucas and died on 18 Aug 1985 in Decorah at age 59. Regina married Roman Frank Tieskotter on 29 Nov 1945 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, son of John Bernard Tieskoetter and Cecelia Regina Schneberger. Roman was born on 29 Jun 1924 in Iowa, died on 17 Feb 1999 in Aase-Haugen Nursing Home, Decorah at age 74, and was buried in St. Benedict Cemetery. They had six children: Joanne Cecilia, James John, Marcellus Leonard, Robert Wilfred, Janet Bernadine, and Melvin Robert.

He enlisted on 6 Nov 1945 at Fort Riley Kansas. He was a farmer. Attendants at their marriage were Lucille Tillmann, sister of the bride; Miss Elvera Tieskotter, sister of the grrom; Alphonse Tieskotter, cousin of the groom; and Edmund Gerleman, cousin of the bride. He is a PFC and home of a 30 day furlough and will report back at Ft Snelling.

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8-Joanne Cecilia Tieskotter was born on 4 Oct 1947. Joanne married James Lee Kutzbach. James was born on 21 Feb 1944. They had two children: Paula Marie and Jeffrey Lee.

8-James John Tieskotter was born on 3 May 1949. James married Katheryn Becvar. Katheryn was born on 6 Jul 1953. They had two children: Jennifer Ann and Christina Marie. James next married Yvonne Ford. Yvonne was born on 12 Jul 1951. They had one son: Danny Kim.

8-Marcellus Leonard Tieskotter was born on 20 Jan 1951 in New Hampton and died on 11 Jul 1984 in Wood, Wisconsin at age 33. Marcellus married Joan Nierling. Joan was born on 1 Nov 1952. They had two children: Karri Lynn and Amanda Marie. Marcellus next married Theresa White. Theresa was born on 3 Oct 1949. They had two children: Nicholas and Danielle.

8-Robert Wilfred Tieskotter was born on 16 Jul 1953 in New Hampton and died on 5 Jul 1988 in Tipton, Iowa at age 34. Robert married Margaret Ann Headington. Margaret was born on 11 Nov 1953. They had two children: Melissa Ann and Kelly.

8-Janet Bernadine Tieskotter was born on 26 Dec 1955. Janet married Donald Hillshiem. Donald was born on 4 Mar 1954. They had three children: Angela, Alicia, and Ryan. Janet next married Gary Graham.

8-Melvin Robert Tieskotter was born on 16 Jun 1961. Melvin married Colette Nicole Noyshek.

7-Bernadine Tillman was born on 24 Aug 1924 in St. Lucas. Bernadine married Andrew B. Tieskotter, son of John Bernard Tieskoetter and Cecelia Regina Schneberger. Andrew was born on 26 May 1922. They had 11 children: Richard Herbert, Dennis John, Mark Leonard, David Wilfrid, Mary Regina, Martha Alvera (Marti), Roy Andrew, Daniel, Maxine Elaine, Marlene, and Gerald P.

8-Richard Herbert Tieskoetter was born on 25 Aug 1946. Richard married Marlene Novak on 25 Aug 1973 in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, daughter of Julius Novak. Marlene was born on 8 Mar 1950. They had three children: Karen, Charles, and Christine.

8-Dennis John Tieskoetter was born on 27 Oct 1947. Dennis married Kathy Novak. Kathy was born on 11 Jun 1953. They had five children: Cheryl, Tracy, Ashley, Scott, and Nathan.

8-Mark Leonard Tieskotter was born on 6 Apr 1949. Mark married Margaret McGrady. Margaret was born on 13 Feb 1953. They had two children: Joseph and Laura Marie. Mark next married Diane Rose Vrzark, daughter of Frank Ignatius Vrzark and Arlene Bouska. Diane was born on 15 Jul 1951. They had two children: Brian Mark and Amy Rose.

8-David Wilfrid Tieskotter was born on 17 Oct 1950 and died on 30 Jul 1962 in Lawler at age 11.

8-Mary Regina Tieskoetter was born on 3 Mar 1952. Mary married William Schneider. William was born on 5 Mar 1950. They had two children: Julie Marie and Stephanie. Mary next married Joe S. Roybal. Joe was born on 18 Nov 1951.

8-Martha Alvera (Marti) Tieskotter was born on 30 Jun 1953. Martha married Gerald Carl Schmitz, son of Edmund Schmitz and Irene C. Hageman. Gerald was born on 17 May 1952 in West Union and died on 26 Jan 2003 at age 50. They had four children: Jeffrey Edmund, Jon Michael, Curtis L., and Kelli Elizabeth. Martha next married Marv Andrea.

8-Roy Andrew Tieskotter was born on 19 Jan 1955. Roy married Nancy Grober. Nancy was born on 4 Nov 1954. They had four children: Jacob, Thomas, Cindy, and Adam.

8-Daniel Tieskotter was born on 16 Feb 1956. Daniel married Donna Meirick. Donna was born on 8 Oct 1977. They had one daughter: Renee.

8-Maxine Elaine Tieskoetter was born on 6 May 1957. Maxine married Robert E. Friedman. Robert was born on 4 Jun 1955. They had four children: Steven, Andrew, Stacie, and Tessa.

8-Marlene Tieskoetter was born on 18 Jul 1958 and died on 19 Jul 1958.

8-Gerald P. Tieskoetter was born on 13 Oct 1959.

7-Lefile? Tillman was born in 1929 in St. Lucas.

6-Edward Mathias Tillman was born on 18 Feb 1896 in St. Lucas and died on 5 Nov 1967 in West Union at age 71. Edward married Catherine Mary Kipp on 2 Oct 1923 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of Joseph Herman Kipp and Clara Heck. Catherine was born on 18 Jul 1901 in Festina and died on 24 Aug 1970 in West Union at age 69. They had ten children: Margarete Mathilda, Dorothy Clara, Joseph John, Marcellus Hubert, John Edward, Herbert Victor, Alvera Linda, Robert Henry, Phyllis Mary, and Merle Anthony.

7-Margarete Mathilda Tillman was born on 8 Nov 1934 in Lawler. Margarete married Donald Mathias Staymmeyer. Donald was born on 17 May 1924 in St. Lucas, died on 2 Oct 1986 in West Union at age 62, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. They had 14 children: Steven Peter, Michael Edward, Steven Peter, Susan Clara, Margaret Alvera, Diane Irene, Donna Anita, Angela Dorothy, Arlene Phyllis, Joyce Marion, Kurt Anthony, Kay Elizabeth, Brian David, and James Merle.

8-Steven Peter Stammeyer was born on 4 Oct 1952. Steven married Gail Ellen. Gail was born on 25 Oct 1957. They had three children: Caroline A., Kristen Kaye, and Gregory Ray.

9-Caroline A. Stammeyer was born on 27 Apr 1978.

9-Kristen Kaye Stammeyer was born on 1 Oct 1981.

9-Gregory Ray Stammeyer was born on 16 Dec 1985.

8-Michael Edward Staymmeyer was born on 18 Sep 1953. Michael married Susan Kay Moser on 29 Nov 1975 in Fort Atkinson, daughter of Daniel Anthony Moser and Mary Rose Reicks. Susan was born on 13 Dec 1956. They had two children: Jermiah John and Jessica Susan.

9-Jermiah John Staymmeyer was born on 2 Apr 1976.

9-Jessica Susan Staymmeyer was born on 18 Jan 1980. Jessica married Travis Lennon on 13 Sep 1999 in Spillville.

8-Steven Peter Staymmeyer was born on 4 Oct 1953. Steven married Gail Ellen Meyer on 4 Jun 1977 in Fort Atkinson. Gail was born on 25 Oct 1957 in Decorah. They had four children: Caroline Ann, Kristen Kaye, Gregory Ray, and Bethany Sue.

9-Caroline Ann Staymmeyer was born on 27 Apr 1978.

9-Kristen Kaye Staymmeyer was born on 2 Oct 1981.

9-Gregory Ray Staymmeyer was born on 16 Dec 1985.

9-Bethany Sue Staymmeyer was born on 31 Mar 1989.

8-Susan Clara Staymmeyer was born on 29 Sep 1954 in West Union, died on 11 May 1961 in St. Lucas at age 6, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery.

8-Margaret Alvera Staymmeyer was born on 24 Jan 1957. Margaret married Burt Louis Ostert on 17 Jul 1976 in St. Luke's Catholic Church. Burt was born on 2 Oct 1951 in New York. They had three children: Stacy Margerete, Susan Jean, and Debra Jo.

9-Stacy Margerete Ostert was born on 8 Oct 1976.

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

9-Debra Jo Ostert was born on 29 Nov 1978.

8-Diane Irene Staymmeyer was born on 26 Apr 1958. Diane married Jeffery Allen Molokken on 1 Oct 1977 in St. Luke's Catholic Church. Jeffery was born on 27 Feb 1958. They had two children: Daniel Edwin and Ryan Michael.

9-Daniel Edwin Molokken was born on 23 Sep 1982.

9-Ryan Michael Molokken was born on 19 Jul 1986.

8-Donna Anita Staymmeyer was born on 8 Nov 1959. Donna married Randy Lee Scholbrock on 29 Jul 1977 in St. Luke's Catholic Church. Randy was born in 1960. They had three children: Bradley Michael, Cory Allen, and Collen Leigh.

9-Bradley Michael Scholbrock was born on 11 Sep 1977.

9-Cory Allen Scholbrock was born on 18 Apr 1980.

9-Collen Leigh Scholbrock was born on 29 Sep 1982.

Donna next married John Anthony Callan on 23 Aug 1986 in Newport News, Virginia. They had two children: Katherine Anita and Bridget Elizabeth.

9-Katherine Anita Callan was born on 20 Apr 1990 in North Dakota.

9-Bridget Elizabeth Callan was born on 30 Oct 1991 in Wright Patterson AFB.

8-Angela Dorothy Staymmeyer was born on 23 May 1961. Angela married Samuel Louis Smith on 21 Dec 1981 in Gainesville. Samuel was born on 22 Sep 1961 in Gainesville. They had two children: Teresa Marie and Joshua Paul.

9-Teresa Marie Smith was born on 28 Apr 1981 in Iowa City.

9-Joshua Paul Smith was born on 12 Oct 1982 in Texas.

8-Arlene Phyllis Staymmeyer was born on 12 Aug 1962. Arlene married Edwin Wayne Molokken on 7 Sep 1985 in St. Luke's Catholic Church. Edwin was born on 5 Sep 1952. They had two children: James Donald and Douglas Andrew.

9-James Donald Molokken was born on 11 May 1988.

9-Douglas Andrew Molokken was born on 2 May 1990.

8-Joyce Marion Staymmeyer was born on 3 Aug 1963. Joyce married Martin Edward McLain on 27 May 1989 in St. Luke's Catholic Church. Martin was born on 7 Jul 1966. They had three children: Benjamin Robert, Nicole Elizabeth, and Jenna Eileen.

9-Benjamin Robert McLain was born on 6 Aug 1990.

9-Nicole Elizabeth McLain was born on 16 Oct 1992.

9-Jenna Eileen McLain was born on 19 Apr 1995.

8-Kurt Anthony Staymmeyer was born on 2 Dec 1964. Kurt married Debra Ann Bingham on 10 Nov 1985. Debra was born on 27 Jun 1965 in Riverside, Riverside Co., California. They had four children: Tasha Renee, Amanda Marie, Stillborn, and Anthony Michael.

9-Tasha Renee Staymmeyer was born on 11 Feb 1985 in Texas.

9-Amanda Marie Staymmeyer was born on 5 Jan 1989 in Fort Hood.

9-Stillborn Staymmeyer

9-Anthony Michael Staymmeyer was born on 16 Sep 1992 in Frankfurt, Germany.

8-Kay Elizabeth Staymmeyer was born on 2 Apr 1966. Kay married Baron Jay Holliday on 30 Jan 1986 in Raskilda, Denmark. Baron was born on 11 Sep 1963 in Oklahoma. They had two children: Robert Jan and Jonathan Boyd.

9-Robert Jan Holliday was born on 28 Oct 1986 in Fort Bragg.

9-Jonathan Boyd Holliday was born on 3 Dec 1987 in Cedar Rapids.

8-Brian David Staymmeyer was born on 2 Aug 1967 in West Union. Brian married Janette Samec on 28 Oct 1989.

8-James Merle Staymmeyer was born on 21 May 1969. James married Tammy Miller on 1 Aug 1992. They had two children: Alex and Kayla.

7-Dorothy Clara Tillman was born on 4 Jul 1924 in St. Lucas and died in Aug 1994 in Dubuque at age 70. Dorothy married Romanus George Junk on 8 Jan 1947 in Dubuque. Romanus was born on 9 Jan 1919 in Dubuque and died on 6 Jul 1988 in Iowa City at age 69.

7-Joseph John Tillman was born on 1 Aug 1925 in St. Lucas and died on 10 Nov 1925 in St. Lucas. He was buried at St. Lucas Cemetery.

7-Marcellus Hubert Tillman was born on 21 Mar 1927 in St. Lucas, died on 14 Apr 1997 in La Crosse at age 70, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waucoma. Marcellus married Gertrude Elizabeth (Gert) Fischbach on 2 Jun 1948 in North Washington. Gertrude was born on 3 Dec 1928 in Alta Vista. They had three children: Joseph Edward, Mary Catherine, and Marcellus H.

8-Joseph Edward Tillman was born on 16 May 1951. Joseph married Claudia Sue Dutcher on 28 Dec 1974. Claudia was born on 4 May 1952. They had three children: Marissa Sue, Katie Jo, and Maggie Joanna.

9-Marissa Sue Tillman was born on 27 Aug 1977.

9-Katie Jo Tillman was born on 8 Jul 1982.

9-Maggie Joanna Tillman was born on 26 Jun 1986.

8-Mary Catherine Tillman was born on 30 Jan 1955. Mary married Joseph Allen Flemming. Joseph was born in 1964. They had one daughter: Cindy Marie.

9-Cindy Marie Flemming was born on 9 Nov 1980 in Coon Rapids.

Mary next married Scott Allen Spieker on 19 Feb 1992. Scott was born on 22 Dec 1967. They had two children: Donald Marcus Scott and Ava Ann.

9-Donald Marcus Scott Spieler was born on 27 Jun 1983.

9-Ava Ann Spieker was born on 10 Oct 1995 in Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

8-Marcellus H. Tillman Jr. was born on 15 Mar 1960.

7-John Edward Tillman was born on 18 May 1928. John married Elizabeth Ann McPaland on 22 Nov 1956. Elizabeth was born on 26 Jul 1928 in Cascade, Dubuque Co., Iowa. They had six children: Rose Marie, Nancy Lee, Francis Edward, Vincent John, Thomas Robert, and Leo Joseph.

8-Rose Marie Tillman was born on 17 Oct 1957. Rose married James Wesley Pfieler on 15 May 1976. James was born on 22 Aug 1953. They had two children: Kenneth and Alan. b

9-Kenneth Pfieler was born on 28 Mar 1977.

9-Alan Pfieler was born on 24 Oct 1980.

8-Nancy Lee Tillman was born on 20 Oct 1958 in Dubuque and died on 20 Oct 1958.

8-Francis Edward Tillman was born on 22 Mar 1960. Francis married Maureen A. Buscher on 18 Sep 1982. Maureen was born on 20 Dec 1964. They had five children: Heather Marie, Sonia Ann, Benjamin Joseph, Timothy John, and Francis Edward.

9-Heather Marie Tillman was born on 3 Jul 1983 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

9-Sonia Ann Tillman was born on 29 Oct 1985 in Dubuque.

9-Benjamin Joseph Tillman was born on 10 Aug 1987 in Dubuque.

9-Timothy John Tillman was born on 12 Feb 1990 in Iowa City and died on 12 Feb 1990.

9-Francis Edward Tillman was born on 10 Aug 1992 in Iowa City.

8-Vincent John Tillman was born on 20 Jun 1961. Vincent married Lori A. Powers on 11 Apr 1988. Lori was born on 14 Mar 1962. They had two children: Michael Vincent and Tracy Lynn.

9-Michael Vincent Tillman was born on 30 Nov 1989 in Fort Carson.

9-Tracy Lynn Tillman was born on 28 Nov 1991 in Fort Carson.

8-Thomas Robert Tillman was born on 31 Jan 1963 in Dubuque.

8-Leo Joseph Tillman was born on 11 Apr 1964 in Dubuque.

7-Herbert Victor Tillman was born on 10 Mar 1931. Herbert married Elizabeth Lou (Betty) DeSloover on 6 Oct 1952 in Lawler. Elizabeth was born on 23 Jul 1930 in Riceville. They had six children: David Victor, Katherine Marie, Virginia Ann, Karen Elizabeth, Marla Katherine, and Bonnie Jean.

8-David Victor Tillman was born on 13 Mar 1955. David married Marcha Christe on 9 Jun 1975 in Fort Dodge. Marcha was born on 28 Dec 1957. They had four children: Lisa Beth, David Dean, Cecelia Marie, and Matthew Ward.

9-Lisa Beth Tillman was born on 24 Jul 1975.

9-David Dean Tillman was born on 30 Sep 1977 in Germany.

9-Cecelia Marie Tillman was born on 28 Mar 1979 in Iowa City.

9-Matthew Ward Tillman was born on 6 Feb 1981 in Elk River, Minnesota.

8-Katherine Marie Tillman was born on 16 Jun 1956. Katherine married Raymond Otting on 3 May 1980. They had two children: Jason John and Jenny Lynn. The marriage ended in divorce.

9-Jason John Otting was born on 20 Mar 1977.

9-Jenny Lynn Otting was born on 3 Sep 1981.

8-Virginia Ann Tillman was born on 7 May 1959 in New Hampton. Virginia married Robert Witt on 30 Oct 1993 in Dubuque.

8-Karen Elizabeth Tillman was born on 21 Mar 1963. Karen married Eric Joseph Olson on 21 Jul 1984 in Waucoma. Eric was born on 17 Sep 1960 in Postville. They had two children: Alicia Elizabeth and Amy Catherine.

9-Alicia Elizabeth Olson was born on 25 Jan 1991.

9-Amy Catherine Olson was born on 25 Jan 1994.

8-Marla Katherine Tillman was born on 19 Nov 1968. Marla married David Allen Pleggenkuhle on 15 Jun 1991 in Lawler. David was born on 17 Mar 1968 in New Hampton. They had two children: Tyler Allen and Nicole Lynn.

9-Tyler Allen Pleggenkuhle was born on 8 Apr 1992.

9-Nicole Lynn Pleggenkuhle was born on 20 Jan 1994.

8-Bonnie Jean Tillman was born on 7 Jun 1971. Bonnie married Charles R. Kellog. They had one daughter: Hope Ann.

9-Hope Ann Kellog was born on 30 Jul 1994.

7-Alvera Linda Tillman was born on 18 Jan 1936. Alvera married Marvin John Kleve on 27 Sep 1954 in St. Mary's, Waucoma, son of Edward Kleve and Mathilda Wenthold. Marvin was born on 1 Jan 1935 in Calmar, died on 23 Feb 2000 in Postville at age 65, and was buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery. They had eight children: Jerald Edward, Robert Joseph, Dennis Mark, Cynthia Leeann, Barbara Joyce, Bruce Anthony, Duane Marvin, and Scott John.

They farmed in the Lawler, Cresco, Ossian and Castalia areas. They moved to Postville in 1984. Marvin did construction work and later established his own business "Kleve Construction".
POSTVILLE -- Marvin J. Kleve, 65, of Postviile, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, at home of a sudden illness; survivors include his wife, Alvera; six sons, Jerald and Scott, both of Postville, Robert and Bruce, both of Castalia, Dennis of Calmar and Duane of Holmen, Wis.; two daughters, Cynthia Uhlenhake of Ossian and Barbara Looby of Calmar; 21 grandchildren; two brothers, Herbert and Linus, both of Calmar; and a sister, Betty Wurzer of Lawler; he was preceded in death by a brother, Paul; services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Postville, with burial in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Calmar; Schutte Funeral Home, Postville, was in charge of arrangements.


8-Jerald Edward Kleve was born on 21 Jul 1955. Jerald married Mary Ann Foels on 1 Jun 1974 in Postville. Mary was born on 14 Apr 1955. They had one daughter: Megan Lea.

9-Megan Lea Kleve was born on 21 Nov 1981.

8-Robert Joseph Kleve was born on 18 Aug 1956 in Waucoma. Robert married Karen Mary Bouska on 6 Sep 1975, daughter of Laverne Charles Bouska and Alberta Mary Hackman. Karen was born on 13 Jul 1956. They had seven children: Lora Lee, Melissa Sue, Jolene Marie, Corey Mark, Becky Ann, Craig Robert, and Wendy Kay.

9-Lora Lee Kleve was born on 15 Aug 1976.

9-Melissa Sue Kleve was born on 15 May 1978.

9-Jolene Marie Kleve was born on 25 May 1980.

9-Corey Mark Kleve was born on 14 Feb 1982.

9-Becky Ann Kleve was born on 22 Jan 1983. Becky married Derek Prostine on 19 May 2007 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Waverly.

9-Craig Robert Kleve was born on 17 May 1986.

9-Wendy Kay Kleve was born on 20 Dec 1987.

8-Dennis Mark Kleve was born on 28 Sep 1957. Dennis married Karen Marie Kuennen on 6 Oct 1976, daughter of Luke Theodore Kuennen and Elaine A. Schmitt. Karen was born on 21 Sep 1957. They had three children: Beth Ann, Brandon Michael, and Nathan Mark.

9-Beth Ann Kleve was born on 16 Feb 1977.

9-Brandon Michael Kleve was born on 22 Feb 1978.

9-Nathan Mark Kleve was born on 17 Jul 1980.

8-Cynthia Leeann Kleve was born on 8 Feb 1959. Cynthia married Layne William Uhlenhake on 29 May 1982, son of Ivan William Uhlenhake and Mary Lou. Layne was born on 4 Nov 1957. They had three children: Stacey Lynn, Kelli Ann, and Blake William.

9-Stacey Lynn Uhlenhake was born on 29 May 1984. Stacey married Ryan Christian on 23 Sep 2007 in St. Aloysius Church, Calmar.

9-Kelli Ann Uhlenhake was born on 1 Jul 1985.

9-Blake William Uhlenhake was born on 3 Jul 1986.

8-Barbara Joyce Kleve was born on 30 Jun 1960. Barbara married Terry Gene Looby on 8 Jul 1978. Terry was born on 26 Feb 1957. They had two children: Krystal Marie and Collin Mark.

9-Krystal Marie Looby was born on 5 Aug 1982.

9-Collin Mark Looby was born on 15 Jul 1984.

8-Bruce Anthony Kleve was born on 3 Apr 1963. Bruce married Sharon Marie Hageman on 15 Sep 1984 in Ossian, daughter of Delbert Joseph Hageman and Mary Ann Hackman. Sharon was born on 23 Apr 1965. They had four children: Danielle Marie, Derek Anthony, Katlin Mary, and Kimberly Ann.

9-Danielle Marie Kleve was born on 17 Feb 1985.

9-Derek Anthony Kleve was born on 27 Aug 1987.

9-Katlin Mary Kleve was born on 22 Apr 1992.

9-Kimberly Ann Kleve was born on 8 Aug 1993.

8-Duane Marvin Kleve was born on 27 Jul 1965. Duane married Sherann (Cheryl) Holthaus on 21 Jun 1986 in Ossian, daughter of Joseph Gerald Holthaus and Rita Ann Pavlovec. Sherann was born on 16 May 1966.

8-Scott John Kleve was born on 29 Apr 1974.

7-Robert Henry Tillman was born on 9 Feb 1937. Robert married Cynthia Ann Massman on 28 Jul 1959 in Festina. Cynthia was born on 10 Mar 1936 in Festina. They had three children: Mark Anthony, Patricia Ann, and Edward Matthew.

8-Mark Anthony Tillman was born on 8 Mar 1960 in New Hampton. Mark married Mary Lou Offerman on 18 Oct 1997 in United Methodist Church, West Union.

8-Patricia Ann Tillman was born on 5 Oct 1961 in Waterloo. Patricia married Daniel John Niquette on 14 Oct 1995 in Decorah.

8-Edward Matthew Tillman was born on 6 Apr 1969 in Waterloo.

7-Phyllis Mary Tillman was born on 6 Nov 1939 in Lawler. Phyllis married Donald Albert Massman on 1 Apr 1959 in St. Mary's, Waucoma. Donald was born on 13 Jan 1934 in Festina and died on 28 Apr 1997 in West Union at age 63. They had two children: Alan Joseph and Warren Anthony.

8-Alan Joseph Massman was born on 8 Jan 1960. Alan married Kristine Ann Koch on 24 Aug 1985 in Holy Name Church, West Union. Kristine was born on Rose.

9-Ashley Marie Massman was born on 6 Feb 1990 in California.

9-Thomas Warren Massman was born on 6 Feb 1993 in Wisconsin.

9-Kaitlyn Rose Massman was born on 9 Nov 1996 in Wisconsin.

8-Warren Anthony Massman was born on 26 Jun 1961 in Decorah and died on 4 May 1979 in West Union at age 17. He died from injuries received in an auto accident.

7-Merle Anthony Tillman was born on 14 Feb 1941 in Lawler. Merle married Pamela Kathleen Wagner on 20 Apr 1968 in Illinois. Pamela was born on 30 Jul 1944 in St. Cloud. They had two children: James Michael and Anthony Merle.

8-James Michael Tillman was born on 4 Jun 1976 in Rockford, Illinois.

8-Anthony Merle Tillman was born on 12 Nov 1978 in Rockford, Illinois.

6-Rose Marie Tillman was born on 7 Dec 1897 in St. Lucas and died in Aug 1981 in St. Lucas at age 83. She was buried at St. Lucas Cemetery. Rose married Aloysius Frank Gerleman on 20 Nov 1918 in St. Lucas, son of Henry Gerleman (Twin) and Mary Ann Wieling. Aloysius was born on 5 Dec 1893 in St. Lucas, died on 4 Dec 1969 in New Hampton Hospital at age 75, and was buried in St. Lucas Cemetery. They had 13 children: Joseph, Thecla Mary, Hugo John, Edmond Joseph, LaVerne H., Infant, Matthias (Matt), Virgil William, James (Jim), Agnes Mary, Rita, Alvina, and Florian Fred.

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7-Joseph Gerleman was born on 18 Aug 1919 in St. Lucas, died on 18 Aug 1919 in St. Lucas, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery.

7-Thecla Mary Gerleman was born on 19 Oct 1920 in St. Lucas and died on 8 May 1989 in New Hampton at age 68.

7-Hugo John Gerleman was born on 22 Oct 1922 in St. Lucas, died on 19 Aug 2003 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 80, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian.

7-Edmond Joseph Gerleman was born on 24 Feb 1924 in St. Lucas, died on 13 May 2003 in Sunrise Guest Home, Fredericksburg at age 79, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery.

7-Rev. LaVerne H. Gerleman was born on 6 Sep 1925 in St. Lucas, died on 11 Jul 1984 in Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota at age 58, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hazelton.

7-Infant Gerleman was born on 10 Oct 1927 in St. Lucas and died on 10 Oct 1927.

7-Matthias (Matt) Gerleman was born on 23 Feb 1929 in St. Lucas and died on 21 May 1974 in Calmar at age 45.

7-James (Jim) Gerleman was born after 1930 and died before 1969.

7-Agnes Mary Gerleman was born on 9 Sep 1932.

7-Rita Gerleman was born on 7 Apr 1934 in St. Lucas, died in Apr 1934 in St. Lucas, and was buried in St. Lucas Cemetery.

7-Alvina Gerleman was born on 14 May 1935 in St. Lucas, died on 7 Sep 1935 in St. Lucas, and was buried in St. Lucas Cemetery.

7-Florian Fred Gerleman was born on 4 Sep 1937 in Charles City.

6-Elizabeth Tillman was born on 12 Aug 1899 in St. Lucas and died on 11 Oct 1982 in Elma, Howard Co., Iowa at age 83. Elizabeth married Henry Rasing on 2 Jun 1921 in St. Lucas, son of William Rasing Jr. and Elizabeth Busch. Henry was born on 19 Jul 1894 in Festina and died on 25 Nov 1971 in New Hampton at age 77. They had one son: Edwin W.

7-Edwin W. Rasing was born on 9 Jun 1922 in Waucoma and died on 16 Feb 1997 in Ionia, Chickasaw Co., Iowa at age 74. He was buried at St. Boniface Church Cemetery. Edwin married Anna Marie Fischbach on 22 May 1945 in North Washington, daughter of Nicholas Fischbach and Pauline Elenz. Anna was born on 7 Dec 1926 in Alta Vista and died on 7 May 1990 in Ionia, Iowa at age 63. They had one daughter: Deanne Marie (Diane).

8-Deanne Marie (Diane) Rasing was born on 21 Dec 1963 in New Hampton and died on 21 Dec 1953 in New Hampton at age 10.

6-Mary Ann Tillman was born in 1902 in St. Lucas.

6-Sophia Mary Tillman was born on 28 Aug 1902 in St. Lucas and died on 31 Mar 1967 in Waterloo at age 64. Sophia married Edward F. Gerleman on 16 Oct 1928 in St. Lucas, son of Henry Gerleman (Twin) and Mary Ann Wieling. Edward was born on 7 Jan 1902 in St. Lucas, died on 10 Apr 1964 in Waterloo at age 62, and was buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. They had five children: Evelyn Mary, Ronald, Alvin H., Marilyn Rose, and Germaine Frances.

His solemn high requiem mass was celebrated by his brothers, Rev. Louis Gerleman and Rev. Hugo Gerleman and his nephew, Rev. LaVerne Gerleman was subdeacon. His nephew, Rev. Linus Rasing, was master of ceremonies.
Surviving are two sons, Alvin of Cedar Rapids and Ronald at home; three daughters, Mrs. Harold Evans of Cedar Rapids; Mrs. WIlliam Lippert and Mrs Ronald Pruitt of Des Moines.


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7-Evelyn Mary Gerleman married Leonard Becker on 15 Nov 1947 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Waucoma.

7-Ronald Gerleman

7-Alvin H. Gerleman was born on 8 May 1931 in Iowa and died on 4 Jun 2002 in McMinnville, Yamhill Co., Oregon at age 71.

7-Marilyn Rose Gerleman married Ronald Nelson Pruitt on 31 Dec 1966 in St. Mary's Catholic Church.

7-Germaine Frances Gerleman was born on 17 Aug 1933. She married William John Lippert.

5-Theodore Tillman was born on 11 Mar 1870 in Festina and died on 25 Nov 1911 in Dedham at age 41. Theodore married Elizabeth A. Wiskus on 31 Jan 1893 in Willey. Elizabeth was born on 20 Jan 1876 in New Vienna and died on 22 Jun 1954 in Carroll at age 78. They had seven children: Catherine M., Frederick Theodore, Cecelia, Julia, Elizabeth Barbara, Frank Henry, and Rosalia.

6-Catherine M. Tillman was born on 25 Nov 1893 in Willey and died on 13 Oct 1965 in Carroll at age 71.

6-Frederick Theodore Tillman was born on 6 Apr 1896 in Newton. Frederick married Alma Jean Hardie on 29 Nov 1918 in Demming, New Mexico. Alma was born on 13 Jul 1892 in Iowa and died on 25 Nov 1981 in Zion, Illinois at age 89. They had one daughter: Jovina. In 1930 they lived in Zion, Illinois.

6-Cecelia Tillman was born in 1899 in Newton.

6-Julia Tillman was born on 28 Oct 1901 in Dedham and died on 21 Nov 1951 in Libertyville, Lake Co., Illinois at age 50. In 1920 she was at a convent in Carroll. Julia married Henry Schmitz, son of Theodore Schmitz and Elisabeth Sutuckart. Henry was born on 15 May 1895 in Carroll Co., Iowa. They had two children: LuVern and Mary.

7-LuVern Schmitz was born in 1924 in Pleasant Valley.

7-Mary Schmitz was born in 1925 in Pleasant Valley.

6-Elizabeth Barbara Tillman was born in 1903 and died in 1903.

6-Frank Henry Tillman was born on 22 Jul 1905 in Dedham and died in Jan 1968 in Illinois at age 62. Frank married Tessie N.

6-Rosalia Tillman was born on 10 Sep 1908 in Dedham and died on 6 Nov 1988 in Waukegan, Illinois at age 80. Rosalia married Gilbert Thornborough on 19 Aug 1929 in Waukegan, Illinois. Gilbert was born on 21 Dec 1903 in Waukegan, Illinois and died on 8 Sep 1967 in Waukegan, at age 63. Rosalia next married Fred Fettinger on 6 Jun 1970 in Waukegan. Fred died on 17 Feb 1986 in Waukegan, Illinois.

5-Bernard A. Tillman was born on 24 Aug 1871 in Festina, died on 18 Sep 1899 in Festina at age 28, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors.

5-Margaret (Maggie) Tillman was born on 1 Nov 1874 in Festina, died on 19 Feb 1951 in Festina at age 76, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Margaret married Edward Reicks on 29 Feb 1892 in St. Mary's in Festina, son of Anton Reicks and Antoinette Lutzenkirchen. Edward was born on 8 Sep 1865 in Notuln, Nordrhein-Westfalen and died on 6 Sep 1919 in Cresco at age 53. They had ten children: Anthony, Ferdinand John, Mary Ann, Raymond Henry, Albert J., Albertine, Emma, Joseph Gerhart (Joe), Edward J., and Infant son.

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6-Anthony Reicks was born on 27 Feb 1893 in Willey and died on 22 Jan 1965 in Cresco at age 71.

6-Mary Ann Reicks was born on 25 Oct 1896 in Festina and died on 4 Apr 1939 at age 42.

6-Raymond Henry Reicks was born on 5 May 1899 in Carroll, Carroll Co., Iowa and died on 22 Nov 1973 in Cresco at age 74.

6-Albertine Reicks was born on 9 Jul 1901 in Festina and died of Diptheria on 8 Sep 1905 in Festina at age 4.

6-Emma Reicks was born on 1 Nov 1903 and died on 16 Sep 1905 at age 1.

6-Joseph Gerhart (Joe) Reicks was born on 4 Mar 1906 in Festina and died on 1 Aug 1969 in Chester, Howard Co., Iowa at age 63.

6-Infant son Reicks was born on 13 Jun 1915 in Festina and died on 16 Jun 1915 in Festina.

5-Fred Tillman was born on 6 Mar 1875 in Festina and died on 19 Jan 1954 in Dolton, Turner Co., South Dakota at age 78. Fred married Katherine Moellers on 26 Aug 1902 in St. Mary's, Festina, daughter of Bernard Joseph Franz (Barney) Moellers and Mary (Maria) Huinker. Katherine was born on 26 Jun 1871 in Festina and died on 19 Jan 1954 in Dolton, Turner Co., South Dakota at age 82. They had three children.

6-Clothilda Tillman was born on 1 Nov 1905 in Dolton and died on 14 Mar 1920 in Dolton at age 14. She died of scarlet fever.

6-Zeno Tillman was born in Aug 1912 in Dolton, Turner Co., South Dakota and died on 8 Apr 1914 in Dolton, Turner Co., South Dakota at age 1.

6-Leo Tillman was born on 18 Mar 1914 in Dolton, Turner Co., South Dakota and died on 4 Jan 1919 in Dolton at age 4 from a ruptured appendix.

Mary next married Johan Wolf on 31 May 1879 in St. Mary's in Festina.

3-Johanna Catharina Geeling was born on 26 Nov 1808 in Wessum, Kreis Borken, Nordrhein-Westfalen.

3-Anna Margaretha (Margaret) Geeling was born on 9 Apr 1815 in Averesch, Nordrhein-Westfalen, died on 2 Aug 1864 in Festina at age 49, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Anna married Gerhard Herman Huinker on 22 Sep 1840 in Wessum, Kreis Borken, Nordrhein-Westfalen, son of Johan Henrich Huning and Johanna Martha Rolving. Gerhard was born on 23 Mar 1813 in Lunten, Kreis Borken, Nordrhein-Westfalen, was christened on 24 Mar 1813 in Vreden, Nordrhein-Westfalen, and died on 7 Oct 1895 in St. Lucas at age 82. They had six children.

4-Gerhard (Henry) Huinker was born on 25 Mar 1843 in Luntern, died on 14 May 1913 in Woonsocket, Sanborn Co., South Dakota at age 70, and was buried in St. Wilfrids Cemetery. Another name for Gerhard was Henry Huniker In The 1880 Census. Tombstone shows Gerhard Hinker. Gerhard married Johanna Stoting on 23 Apr 1866 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Festina. Johanna was born about 1842 in Preußen, died on 13 Feb 1919 in Woonsocket about age 77, and was buried in St. Wilfrids Cemetery. They had six children.

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5-Mary Elizabeth Huinker was born on 23 Dec 1870 in Festina and died on 22 May 1955 in Woonsocket at age 84. Mary married Lorenz Kobriger.

5-Catherine Caroline Huinker was born on 5 Jun 1875 in Festina and died on 15 Aug 1877 in Ossian at age 2.

5-Dinah M. (Denie) Huinker was born on 10 Apr 1879 in Festina and died on 25 Apr 1907 in Woonsocket at age 28. Dinah married Halver Fouberg.

5-Henry John Hinker was born on 3 May 1882 in Festina, died on 21 Oct 1958 in Mitchell, Davison Co., South Dakota at age 76, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery. Name changed to Hinker. His draft card shows he was a farmer in Forestburg.

5-Franciska Johanna (Frances) Hinker was born on 13 Jun 1886 in Woonsocket, died on 24 Jun 1975 in St. Johns Regional Medical Center, Huron at age 89, and was buried in Eventide Cemetery.

5-Anna Margaret Hinker was born on 21 Jan 1872 in Festina and died on 31 Mar 1952 in Woonsocket at age 80. Anna married Leopold A. Watznauer.
4-Maria Huinker was born on 12 Jun 1845 in Vreden and died on 2 May 1855 in Vreden at age 9.

4-Johanna Maria Huinker was born on 9 Sep 1846 in Lunten, died on 24 Mar 1915 in Iowa at age 68, and was buried in Alta Vista Cemetury.

4-Mary Huinker was born on 15 Sep 1847 in Luntern, Nordrhein-Westfalen.

4-Johanna Margaretha Huinker was born on 9 Apr 1850 in Luntern.

4-Adelheid Huinker was born on 23 Jan 1856 in Iowa, died on 19 Apr 1922 in Calmar at age 66, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Adelheid married Bernard Henrich Heying on 15 Jan 1878 in St. Francis de Saler, Calmer, son of Herman Heying and Maria Kortsbusch. Bernard was born on 25 Feb 1853 in Iowa and died about 29 May 1888 in Festina about age 35. They had five children: Gertrude, Anna, Herman, Mary, and Katherina.

3-Herman Heinrich Gehling was born on 3 Oct 1819 in Averesch, Nordrhein-Westfalen, died on 24 May 1874 in Festina at age 54, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Herman married Adelaide Kennebeck about 1856 in Racine Co., Wisconsin, daughter of Herman Kennebeck. Adelaide was born on 22 Apr 1826 in Ahus, Westfalen, died on 22 Mar 1892 in Festina at age 65, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Another name for Adelaide was Kennebeck. They had six children: Mary, Margaret, Herman George, Anna Johanna, Henry, and Barney H.

Henry emigrated in 1852 to the area of Racine/Burlington, Wisconsin. He returned to Westphalia to marry Adelaid, and they emigrated to Wisconsin where they farmed until 1855.
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In 1880, she was a widow, living with her children, Herman, Anna, Henry and Barney. Her tombstone shows her dob as 22 Apr 1816.
1898, Mr. Henry Timp, father-in-law of Mr. Hermann Gehling, has been staying with his daughter and son-in-law for the last week on a visit. Mr. Timp is an old settler who came to America as a youth in the 1840's and settled in Iowa in 1853. For many years, he has been accustomed to a Westphalian dialect, but we noted a few Lower Rhine expressions, and so we learned that he is a Weselaner. Mr. Timp has experienced a lot, and he appears to be an honest German farmer whose heart is in the right place.
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4-Mary Gehling was born on 4 Aug 1856 in Burlington, Wisconsin and died in Carroll Co., Iowa. Mary married Henry Hackfort Sr. on 29 May 1877 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Henry was born on 22 Feb 1853 in Ahaus, Alstatte, Munster, Westphalia. They had seven children: Henry, Herman, Anna, Bernard, Maria, Elizabeth, and Joseph Leo.

They farmed for two years in Winneshiek County, and then moved to Pleasant Valley Township, Carroll County, where they purchased an 80-acre farm. He increased his land holdings now and then so that today he is the owner of three farms which together total 557 1/2 acres. This very happy marriage has produced nine children, two of which abide at the throne of God. The names of the still living children are: Heinrich, Hermann, Anna, Bernhard, Maria, Elisabeth and Joseph.

This gentleman was born in Alstatte, County of Ahraus, [1] Government District Munster, Westphalia on 22 February 1853. Mister Hackfort spent his youth here, attended elementary school, and received First Holy Communion at the local parish church. He decided at this time on the occupation of farmer, and worked on the family farm until he was 20 years old. For a long time now, the man had developed a plan to make a journey to travel to the free states of America, and he now carried out this plan. He crossed the Atlantic Ocean and landed on the shores of America, made his way at first to Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, where an uncle of Hackfort's, Mr. Herm. Geling, [2] resided. Here, he worked on various farms in the vicinity. On 4 May 1877, Mr. Henry Hackfort married the virtuous and Christian Miss Maria Geling, who had been born in Wisconsin on 4 August 1856. The young couple remained yet another two years in Winneshiek County, and then moved to Pleasant Valley Township, Carroll County, where they purchased an 80-acre farm and took possession. The blessings of God were with the Hackfort family, because he increased his land holdings now and then so that today he is the owner of three farms which together total 557 1/2 acres. Mr. Hackfort and his wife and children are favorably regarded in the entire county and enjoy an excellent reputation. This very happy marriage has produced nine children, two of which abide at the throne of God. The names of the still living children are: Heinrich, Hermann, Anna, Bernhard, Maria, Elisabeth and Joseph.

5-Henry Hackfort Jr. was born on 30 Aug 1889 in Carroll. Henry married Marie Schmitz, daughter of John A. Schmitz and Mary Kratz. Marie was born in 1877 in Iowa. They had four children: Loretta, Louise, Andrew, and Annabelle.

6-Loretta Hackfort was born in 1910 in Carroll.

6-Louise Hackfort was born in 1913 in Carroll.

6-Andrew Hackfort was born in 1916 in Carroll.

6-Annabelle Hackfort was born in 1919 in Carroll.

5-Herman Hackfort was born on 20 Feb 1884 in Carroll Co., Iowa.

5-Anna Hackfort was born in 1887 in Carroll Co., Iowa. Anna married L. John Schmitz, son of A. John Schmitz and Mary Katz. L. was born in 1882. They had eight children

6-Leona Schmitz was born in 1910 in Carroll Co., Iowa.

6-Edward Schmitz was born in 1912 in Carroll Co., Iowa.

6-Rose Schmitz was born in 1914 in Carroll Co., Iowa.

6-Marie Schmitz was born in 1916 in Carroll Co., Iowa.

6-Louisa Schmitz was born in 1919 in Carroll Co., Iowa.

6-Leo Schmitz was born in 1920 in Carroll Co., Iowa.

6-Louis Schmitz was born in 1922 in Carroll Co., Iowa.

6-Andrew Schmitz was born in 1924 in Carroll Co., Iowa.

5-Bernard Hackfort was born on 27 Feb 1889 in Carroll Co., Iowa. In 1925 he was 36 years old and a widow.

5-Maria Hackfort was born in 1892 in Carroll Co., Iowa. Maria married George Grossman. George died before 1925 in Newton, Carroll Co., Iowa. They had four children.

6-Agnes Grossman was born in 1915 in Carroll Co., Iowa.

6-Aloina Grossman was born in 1916 in Carroll Co., Iowa.

6-Frances Grossman was born in 1918 in Carroll Co., Iowa.

6-George Grossman was born in 1921 in Carroll Co., Iowa.

5-Elizabeth Hackfort

5-Joseph Leo Hackfort was born on 25 May 1896 in Carroll Co., Iowa.

4-Margaret Gehling was born on 11 Feb 1860 in Festina and died on 23 Feb 1928 in Carroll at age 68. Note: Another record shows her birth as 2 Feb 1858 in Calmar. Margaret married Henry Brincks on 7 Jul 1879 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, son of Johann Bernard Brincks and Anna Elizabeth Baumann. Henry was born on 10 Jul 1848 in Muenster, Westfalen, Prussia and died on 7 Aug 1923 in Carroll, Carroll Co., Iowa at age 75. He emigrated in 1868. They had 13 children.

5-Henry George Brincks was born on 15 May 1880 in Dedham. Henry married Mary Elizabeth Pietig, daughter of Wilhelm Pietig and Elisabeth Spieker. Mary was born in 1880 in Iowa. They had four children: Margaret, Henrietta Elizabeth, Elizabeth J., and Louis H.

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6-Margaret Brincks was born on 15 Aug 1906 in Dedham and died on 25 May 1995 in Carroll Health Center at age 88. Margaret married Ambrose Klocke.

6-Henrietta Elizabeth Brincks was born on 20 Sep 1904 in Willey and died on 19 Jul 1998 in Carroll at age 93. Henrietta married William Irlbeck on 10 Jan 1928 in Dedham.

6-Elizabeth J. Brincks was born on 27 Nov 1911 and died on 19 Jul 2005 in Carroll at age 93. Elizabeth married Joseph J. Venteicher.

6-Louis H. Brincks was born on 11 May 1913 in Carroll. Louis married Marcella.

5-Henry John Brincks Jr. was born on 15 May 1880 in Carroll and died on 15 Apr 1967 in Templeton at age 86. Henry married Teresa Mary Spieker on 20 Nov 1900 in Adair. Teresa was born in 1886. They had seven children: Sophia, Anton, Leona, Leonard B., Clarence, William, and Viola.

6-Sophia Brincks was born in 1907 in Pleasant Valley.

6-Anton Brincks was born in 1909 in Pleasant Valley.

6-Leona Brincks was born in 1910 in Pleasant Valley.

6-Leonard B. Brincks was born on 10 Mar 1911 and died on 3 Aug 1991 in Willey at age 80.

6-Clarence Brincks was born on 26 Oct 1914 in Pleasant Valley and died in Oct 1980 in Carroll at age 66.

6-William Brincks was born in 1915 in Pleasant Valley.

6-Viola Brincks was born in 1917 in Pleasant Valley.

5-Anna Brincks was born in May 1882 in Carroll Co., Iowa and died on 8 May 1962 in Chaunte, Oklahoma at age 80. Anna married Anthony Spieker Jr. in 1902 in Willey, son of Anton Spieker Sr. Anthony was born in 1880 in Iowa. They had four children: Margete, Sophia, Clementine, and Joseph.

6-Margete Spieker was born in 1904 in East Turkey Creek, Washita Co., Oklahoma.

6-Sophia Spieker was born in 1908.

6-Clementine Spieker was born in 1913.

6-Joseph Spieker was born on 24 Apr 1913 and died on 15 Jan 1988 in Elk City at age 74.

5-John B. Brincks was born on 14 Feb 1883 in Willey and died on 19 Dec 1957 in Carroll at age 74. John married Anna Reinecke, daughter of Johann Caspar Reineke and Mary Spieker. Anna was born in 1886. They had five children: Mary, Colette, Louisa, John, and Joseph H.

6-Mary Brincks was born in 1907 in Pleasant Valley.

6-Colette Brincks was born in 1910 in Pleasant Valley.

6-Louisa Brincks was born in 1912 in Roselle.

6-John Brincks Jr. was born in 1921 in Roselle.

6-Joseph H. Brincks was born on 2 Nov 1922 and died on 15 Aug 2003 in Willey at age 80. Joseph married Arline A. Arline was born in 1929.

5-Mary Adelaide Brincks was born on 10 Mar 1886 in Carroll Co., Iowa, died on 26 Mar 1983 at age 97, and was buried in Mt. Olivet, Carroll Co. Mary married William Reinke on 6 Jan 1909, son of Johann Reinke and Maria. William was born on 7 Aug 1880 in Pleasant Valley, died on 25 Jun 1957 in Carroll at age 76, and was buried in Mt. Olivet, Carroll Co. They had six childrena.

6-Cecelia Reinke was born in 1910 in Pleasant Valley.

6-Henry Reinke was born on 8 Aug 1911 in Pleasant Valley and died in Mar 1979 in Carroll at age 67.

6-Edward Reineke was born on 31 Aug 1913 in Pleasant Valley and died in Jun 1975 in Carroll at age 61.

6-William J. Reineke was born on 23 Jul 1916 in Pleasant Valley and died on 15 Dec 2004 in Carroll at age 88.

6-Clarence Reineke was born on 18 Mar 1921 in Pleasant Valley.

6-Maria Reinke was born in 1924 in Pleasant Valley.

5-Herman Bernard Brincks was born on 14 Dec 1889 in Willey and died on 19 Feb 1971 in Carroll at age 81. Herman married Teresa Eleanor Von Bon on 27 Jan 1914 in Raeville, Boone Co., Nebraska, daughter of John Von Bon and Johanna Dubbert. Teresa was born on 19 Dec 1889 in Omaha and died on 26 Jul 1968 in Carroll at age 78. They had six children.

6-Rosa Theresa Brincks was born on 29 Nov 1914 in Willey, died on 1 Dec 2007 in Carroll Health Center at age 93, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Rosa married Joseph H. Meiners.

6-Bertha Bernadean Brincks was born on 5 Dec 1917 in Carroll, died on 21 Jan 2008 in St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll at age 90, and was buried in Holy Family Cemetery, Lidderdale. Bertha married Marcellus Isadore Lohman.

6-Loretta Marie Brincks was born on 15 Sep 1920. Loretta married Alvin Bernard Lohman.

6-Marcella Brincks was born on 8 Oct 1923. Marcella married Arnold Golwitzer.

6-Robert Brincks was born on 11 Apr 1928 and died on 27 May 2000 at age 72. Robert married Florabell M. Florabell.

6-Lavern Brincks was born on 7 Oct 1931 and died in Nov 1981 in Willey at age 50.

5-Bernard W. (Ben) Brincks was born on 11 Feb 1892 in Willey, died on 11 Jul 1979 at age 87, and was buried in Willey. Bernard married Catherine Berger, daughter of Peter Berger and Theresa Nagel. Catherine was born on 16 Nov 1897 in Willey and died in Nov 1985 in Carroll at age 88. They had eight children. In 1925, her brother, Joseph Berger, age 28, lived with them.

6-Edward Peter Brincks was born on 25 Dec 1920 and died on 8 Mar 2003 in Carroll at age 82. Edward married Rita Mary Gerken on 3 Jun 1925.

6-Lucille Brincks was born on 12 Mar 1922 in Pleasant Valley, died on 11 Sep 2005 in Lakeside Lutheran Home, Emmetsburg at age 83, and was buried in St. John Cemetery at Arcadia. Lucille married Wilbert A. Vonnahme.
6-Paul Brincks
was born in 1924 in Pleasant Valley. Paul married Irene.

6-Bernard Brincks died before 2005.

6-Leo Brincks died before 2005.

6-Marie Brincks died before 2005.

6-Rita Brincks died before 2005. Rita married Albin Venner.

6-Marian Brincks died before 2005.

5-Theodore Brincks was born on 10 Sep 1894 in Wiley and died on 2 Jan 1962 in Coon Rapids at age 67. In 1918 he registered for the draft stating he was single and employed by A. B. Venticher on his farm. In 1920 he and his brother, Joseph, lived with his brother, Herman and his family on Herman's farm. Theodore married Theresia Becker on 25 Sep 1923 in Dedham. They had two children: Evelyn and Norbert.

6-Evelyn Brincks

6-Norbert Brincks was born on 21 Mar 1927 in Carroll Co., Iowa and died on 12 Nov 1991 at age 64.

5-Josie Brincks was born in May 1896 in Pleasant Valley.

5-Joseph Brincks was born on 14 May 1897 in Willey and died on 7 Sep 1974 in Wiley, Carroll Co., Iowa at age 77. He is not shown with this family in the 1900 census. Joseph married Katherine Hoffman on 31 Jan 1921 in Holy Angels, daughter of Peter Hoffman and Theresa Laub. Katherine was born on 30 Jan 1903, died on 13 Feb 2008 in St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll at age 105, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Willey. They had 12 children.

6-Julitta Brincks was born on 28 Feb 1922 in Wiley and died on 29 Dec 1998 in Carroll at age 76. Julitta married Joseph Henry Behrens.

6-Helen Brincks was born on 30 Sep 1923. Helen married Erville Tiefenthaler.

6-Albert J. Brincks
was born on 10 Sep 1925 in Carroll. Albert married Teresa A. Schelle.

6-Raymond John Brincks was born on 18 Sep 1927. Raymond married Ruth Ann Eischeid.

6-Elsie Theresa Brincks died before 2007. Elsie married Marvin Joseph Eischeid.

6-Bernadine Brincks was born in 1931. Bernadine married Edward G. Anthofer.

6-Louise A. Brincks was born in 1935. Louise married John Lewis (Jack) Clark.

6-Kate Brincks was born in 1933. Kate married Mr. Broich.

6-Lawrence P. Brincks was born in 1938. Lawrence married Lynne A.

6-Cletus Henry Brincks was born on 17 Aug 1940.

6-Marvin Brincks was born in 1945. Marvin married Gloria Sue.

6-Dennis J. Brincks was born in 1948. Dennis married Cynthia L.

5-Theresa Brincks was born on 9 Sep 1898 in Wiley and died on 29 Mar 1976 in Carroll at age 77. Theresa married George Berger, son of Peter Berger and Theresa Nagel. George was born in 1888. They had four children.

6-Marie Berger was born in 1920 in Pleasant Valley.

6-Leona Berger was born in 1921 in Pleasant Valley.

6-Joseph H. Berger was born in 1922 in Pleasant Valley. Joseph married Viola C.

6-Lucille Berger was born in 1924 in Pleasant Valley.

5-Margaret Brincks was born on 2 Jan 1901 in Wiley and died on 4 Mar 1983 at age 82.

5-Anton Brincks was born on 18 Oct 1903 in Wiley and died on 1 Jan 1978 in Carroll at age 74.

4-Herman George Gehling was born on 10 Nov 1861 in Festina and died on 6 Feb 1955 in Carroll at age 93. Herman married Adelgunda (Ella) (Adeline) Timp on 24 Jan 1888 in Fort Atkinson, daughter of John Theodore Timp Sr. and Magdalene Christine Giesing. Adelgunda was born on 30 Oct 1869 in Festina and died on 2 May 1937 in Carroll Co., Iowa at age 67. They had ten children.

Herman Gehling was born on a farm near Calmar in northeastern Iowa on 10 November 1861. He is thought to have been the first male Gehling born in America. His father, Henry, had come from Germany in 1852 and settled near Burlington, Wisconsin. After a hurried trip back to Westphalia to claim his bride, Henry had farmed for three years in Wisconsin, then - in 1855- joined some friends on a walk to Iowa, where they staked out claims in Winneschiek County. Henry and his wife, Adelaid Kennebeck, reared six children on their Iowa farm: Herman, Henry, Barney, Mary, Anna, and Margret.
Herman went to school in Festina, Iowa. Attending the same school was a little neighbor girl named Ella Timp, who lived just down the hill and across the creek from the Gehlings. When Ella came of age, Herman began courting her. They were married on 24 January 1888 in St. Mary's Catholic Church at Fort Atckinson. He was 26, she was 18. The first six months they lived with Herman's mother on the Gehling homestead, which Herman had probably been farming since the death of his father ten years earlier.
But Herman needed a place of his own. Two of his married sisters had moved to western Iowa, so Herman and Ella decided to visit them. When the newlyweds got off the train in Carroll County, they strolled the platform for a long time. They looked over the grassy hills and fertile soil, and decided then and there this would be their new home. Herman purchased 160 acres of rich black loam for $1.25 an acre. The farm was located on 71 South, one and a half miles from the town of Carroll. It boasted a two-room house, but no outbuildings. Their furniture came by train to Dedham, Iowa, the nearest railroad station. It was hauled by wagon over dirt roads to their new home. Here a daughter named Mary and a son named Henry were born to them.

In the early 1890's, Herman moved his growing family into a new farmhouse. Here Ella gave birth to their other eight children: Theodore, Agnes, Herman Jr., Anna, Joseph, William, Catherine, and Cecilia Ann. Herman continued to farm, but also took an active role in developing the town of Carroll. He is said to have been a stockholder in the first bank, to have opened the first salebarn, and to have served as both city councilman and president of the Farmers Grain and Lumber Company.
When he retired in 1924, Herman moved with his wife to a new house at 642 West Second Street, Carroll. After Ella's death 13 years later, Herman was joined in the house by his youngest daughter and her family. Herman himself became seriously ill in early 1955. He died at home one Sunday evening at 7:15 P.M. The date was 6 February. He was 93 years old. He had outlived all of his brothers and sisters but one. He was in turn survived by seven children, 59 grandchildren and 60 great-grandchildren.
In his later years Herman had been a true family patriarch, revered by all and sought out for sage counsel and sound advice. When several of his grandchildren decided on a move from Carroll County to cheaper land then available in southern Minnesota, they went to old Herman with their doubts and reservations. "Go, by all means," he told them. "When I first came to Carroll there was no railroad through town, few roads, and fewer schools. Go and start your own community. You'll be glad you did."
He outlived all of his brothers and sisters except one. He was survived by seven children, fifty-nine grandchildren and sixty great-grandchildren.

5-Herman Joseph Gehling Jr. was born 29 Feb 1898 in Carroll and died in 1943 in Carroll. He registered for the draft stating he was single and his closest relative was Herman Gehling, Sr. Herman married Geniver Gross on 31 Jan 1923. Geniver was born on 10 Nov 1904 in Iowa and died in Dec 1982 in Manning at age 78. They had 12 children: Joann, George J., Rita M., Edward H., Rose M., Norma M., Vernon W., James L., Robert Leo, Carl G., Gerald Joseph, and Carla M.

6-Sister Joann Gehling F.S.P.A.

6-George J. Gehling was born on 11 Apr 1924. George married Lillian M. Klocke, daughter of Anton J. Klocke and Bertha Bernholtz. Lillian was born in 1927. They had seven children: Jane Marie, Georgia Ann, Allan Lee, Richard Dean, Steven Joseph, Barbara Diane, and Kathleen Theresa. They farmed outside of LeRoy, Minnesota.

7-Jane Marie Gehling was born on 13 Mar 1952 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Jane married Gerald Francis Brogan. They had five children: Tammy Marie, Cindy Jane, Debbie Renae, Lori Anne, and Nicole Suzanne.

8-Tammy Marie Brogan was born on 21 Dec 1972 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

8-Cindy Jane Brogan was born on 2 Mar 1974 in Fillmore Co., Minnesota.

8-Debbie Renae Brogan was born on 11 Jul 1975 in Fillmore Co., Minnesota.

8-Lori Anne Brogan was born on 14 Sep 1977 in Fillmore Co., Minnesota.

8-Nicole Suzanne Brogan was born on 2 Feb 1987 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

7-Georgia Ann Gehling was born on 5 Dec 1954 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Georgia married Robert William Von Arx on 25 Jun 1977 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Robert was born in 1952. They had four children: Donald Robert, Ann Marie, Erica Jean, and Paul Joseph.

8-Donald Robert Von Arx was born on 29 Mar 1978 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

8-Ann Marie Von Arx was born on 28 Apr 1980 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

8-Erica Jean Von Arx was born on 14 Jan 1982 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

8-Paul Joseph Von Arx was born on 21 Jun 1994 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

7-Allan Lee Gehling was born on 7 May 1956 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Allan married Debra Laurine Senst on 23 Aug 1980 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Debra was born in 1960. They had three children: Jennifer Marie, Brian Allan, and Timothy Michael.

8-Jennifer Marie Gehling was born on 28 Apr 1982 in Fillmore Co., Minnesota.

8-Brian Allan Gehling was born on 29 Mar 1984 in Fillmore Co., Minnesota.

8-Timothy Michael Gehling was born on 20 Oct 1986 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

7-Richard Dean Gehling was born on 24 Jun 1957 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Richard married Margaret Ann Masching on 1 Sep 1979 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Margaret was born in 1961. They had nine children: Suzanne Marie, Randy Joseph, John Paul, Anthony David, Rebecca Ann, Paul Douglas, Maria Rose, Jamie Dean, and Adam Donald.

8-Suzanne Marie Gehling was born on 8 Apr 1981 in Fillmore Co., Minnesota.

8-Randy Joseph Gehling was born on 15 Jul 1982 in Fillmore Co., Minnesota.

8-John Paul Gehling was born on 14 Dec 1983 in Fillmore Co., Minnesota.

8-Anthony David Gehling was born on 15 Aug 1985 in Fillmore Co., Minnesota.

8-Rebecca Ann Gehling was born on 12 Mar 1987 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

8-Paul Douglas Gehling was born on 22 Jan 1990 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

8-Maria Rose Gehling was born on 3 Jun 1993 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

8-Jamie Dean Gehling was born on 20 Oct 1996 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

8-Adam Donald Gehling was born on 31 May 1998 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

7-Steven Joseph Gehling was born on 14 Nov 1958 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Steven married Dorothy Marie Blood on 27 Sep 1980 in Dodge Co., Minnesota. Dorothy was born in 1961. They had five children: Kristy Mary, Joseph John, Katie Theresa, Amy Marie, and Faith Marylou.

8-Kristy Mary Gehling was born on 18 Oct 1981 in Fillmore Co., Minnesota.

8-Joseph John Gehling was born on 6 Aug 1983 in Fillmore Co., Minnesota.

8-Katie Theresa Gehling was born on 12 Oct 1987 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

8-Amy Marie Gehling was born on 11 Jan 1991 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

8-Faith Marylou Gehling was born on 21 Sep 1999 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

7-Barbara Diane Gehling was born on 17 Oct 1960 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Barbara married Steven Lowell Seifert on 12 Jun 1982 in Brown Co., Minnesota. Steven was born in 1960. They had five children: Jonathan Steven, Marcus Lowell, Benjamin Arthur, Christopher Joseph, and Bethany Ann.

8-Jonathan Steven Seifert was born on 5 Jun 1983 in Brown Co., Minnesota.

8-Marcus Lowell Seifert was born on 20 May 1986 in Brown Co., Minnesota.

8-Benjamin Arthur Seifert was born on 28 Mar 1989 in Brown Co., Minnesota.

8-Christopher Joseph Seifert was born on 19 Oct 1992 in Brown Co., Minnesota.

8-Bethany Ann Seifert was born on 9 Jul 1997 in Brown Co., Minnesota.

7-Kathleen Theresa Gehling was born on 3 Jul 1967 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

6-Rita M. Gehling was born on 9 May 1927. Rita married Louis T. Anstoeter. Louis was born on 9 May 1922. They had two children: Karen and Michael.

7-Karen Anstoeter

7-Michael Anstoeter

6-Edward H. Gehling was born on 29 Jul 1930 in Carroll. Edward married Lorraine M. Berning. Lorraine was born on 20 Nov 1927. They had four children: Jean Marie, Sandra Marie, Matthew G., and Ryan Paul.

7-Jean Marie Gehling was born on 7 Jan 1961.

7-Sandra Marie Gehling was born in 1964.

7-Matthew G. Gehling was born on 15 Sep 1964.

7-Ryan Paul Gehling was born on 20 Jun 1974 in Carroll.

6-Rose M. Gehling was born on 16 Nov 1931. Rose married Wilfred J. Ocken. Wilfred was born on 22 Mar 1924 in Carroll. They had three children: Diane, Marilyn, and Joleen.

7-Diane Ocken

7-Marilyn Ocken

7-Joleen Ocken

6-Norma M. Gehling was born on 12 May 1934 in Carroll Co., Iowa, died in Feb 1999 in Newton, Jasper Co., Iowa at age 64, and was buried in Feb 1999 in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Norma married Edward Rasmussen. They had two children: Mary Lynn and Carla.

Mrs. Rasmussen was born in Carroll County and had lived in Newton since 1963. She was a retired elementary teacher with the Newton schools and a member of the state and national Education Associations. She died at Skiff Medical Center. Services from Sacred Heart In Newton, burial at the church cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Edward ; two daughters, Mary Lynn Fayoumi of Naperville, Ill., and Carla Houck of Marimac, N. H.; six brothers, George Gehling of Grand Meadow, Minn., Ed Gehling, Jim Gehling, Bob Gehling and Carl Gehling, all of Carroll, and Jerry Gehling of Gold Canyon, Ariz.; three sisters, Rita Anstoeter and Rose Ocken, both of Carroll, and Joann Gehling of Hiawatha; and three grandchildren.

7-Mary Lynn Rasmussen married Fayoumi.

7-Carla Rasmussen married Houck.

6-Vernon W. Gehling was born in 1935 in Carroll. Vernon married Delores Schwabe. They had seven children.

7-Nancy Gehling

7-Lou Ann Gehling

7-Susan Gehling

7-Dennis Herman Gehling was born on 29 Jan 1952. Dennis married Marybeth.

7-Dale Vernon Gehling was born in 1955. Dale married Kristy Irene.

7-Timothy J. Gehling was born in 1964.

7-Terry F. Gehling was born in 1966. Terry married Karen Eifer, daughter of Eugene Joseph Eifer and Coralie Ellsworth. They had two children.

8-Taylor Gehling

8-Casey Gehling

6-James L. Gehling was born on 27 Apr 1936 in Carroll.

6-Robert Leo Gehling was born on 15 Nov 1937. Robert married Joann A. Huggenbury. They had seven children.

7-Joyce Gehling

7-Linda Gehling

7-Kenneth R. Gehling was born in Jul 1965.

7-Roger D. Gehling was born in 1967.

7-Randy Gehling was born in Dec 1968.

7-Russell C. Gehling was born in Oct 1973.

7-Keith J. Gehling was born in 1975.

6-Carl G. Gehling was born on 26 Oct 1940 and died on 27 Jul 2004 in Carroll of injuries received in an accident at his farm home south of Carroll. at age 63. Carl married Linda Mueggenberg, daughter of Gerd Mueggenberg and Evelyn. Linda was born on 16 Jun 1947. They had four children: Lori Ann, Lisa M., Kim, and Douglas.

7-Lori Ann Gehling

7-Lisa M. Gehling

7-Kim Gehling married Ince.

7-Douglas Gehling

6-Gerald Joseph Gehling was born in 1942. Gerald married Nancy Huebsch. They had three children.

7-Annette Suzanne Gehling was born in 1966.

7-Stephanie L. Gehling was born in 1969.

7-Jeffrey G. Gehling was born in 1971.

Gerald next married Kathy Koepke.

6-Carla M. Gehling was born about 1942. Carla married Richard C. Houck. Richard was born on 9 Sep 1940 and died in 2004 at age 64. They had one son: Brian J.

7-Brian J. Houck was born on 10 Feb 1965.

5-Mary Gehling was born on 10 Nov 1888 in Carroll and died in Mar 1969 in Camas, Clark Co., Washington at age 80. Mary married William E. Reiling on 4 May 1915, son of Frank Albert Reiling and Mary Theresa Wernimont. William was born in 1889 in Kneist Twp., Carroll Co., Iowa. They had six children: Bertha, Leo Albert, Theresa, Joseph G. (Joe), Edward Albert, and Clarence. They farmed near Coon Rapids. In 1925 they lived in Newton, Carroll Co.

6-Bertha Reiling was born in 1918.

6-Leo Albert Reiling was born on 7 Sep 1919 in Coon Rapids, Iowa and died on 17 Dec 1987 in Austin, Mower Co., Minnesota at age 68.

6-Sister Theresa Reiling was born in 1927.

6-Joseph G. (Joe) Reiling was born on 14 Jan 1929 and died in Dec 1969 in Carroll at age 40. Joseph married Jeanette Haberl.

6-Edward Albert Reiling was born in 1930 in Iowa.

6-Clarence Reiling was born after 1930.

5-Henry Gehling Jr. was born on 30 May 1890 in Carroll, died on 7 Dec 1955 in Gilmore City at age 65, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Gilmore City. Henry married Regina T. Reiling on 2 Sep 1913, daughter of Frank Albert Reiling and Mary Teresa Werimont. Regina was born on 22 Oct 1893 in Mt. Carmel, Iowa and died on 11 Mar 1975 in Gilmore City at age 81. They had seven children: Frances Mary, Lawrence Albert, Erwin Henry, Clarence Joseph, Paul Anton, Albert Frank, and Virginia Mae.

Henry was the first son born to Herman and Ella (Timp) Gehling on their farm a mile and a half south of Carroll, Iowa. Henry was born at home on 30 May 1890. He was baptized at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Carroll and later attended classes at the parish school. He began to help around the farm almost as soon as he could walk. Before long he was feeding the chickens, gathering eggs, and doing the endless chores associated with farm life.
The story is told of Henry's teenage encounter with a band of thieving hoboes. The hoboes had roped one of his father's calves, and were leading it off to their rendezvous site under the Carroll railroad bridge. As soon as he saw what was happening, Henry mounted his horse and followed them to town. At the railroad bridge he demanded the animal's return. Despite being outnumbered a dozen to one, Henry somehow managed to deny the hoboes their dinner and return the calf to his father's farm.
Gradually Henry took over much of the work on the family farm. Two years after coming of age he met and courted 19-year-old Regina Reiling of nearby Breda, Iowa. They were married on 2 September 1913. Father Gehling officiated at the ceremony, and a large dance followed. After the honeymoon, the newlyweds settled down on a farm near Carroll, a gift from Henry's father Herman. They stayed there for nearly a quarter of a century. All of their seven children were born there: Frances, Lawrence, Erwin, Clarence, Paul, Albert, and Viriginia.
The 1930 Depression years were hard ones for Henry. Corn prices were low. Cattle feeding was no longer profitable. There was always plenty of food, but the bills kept mounting. In June of 1939, Henry gave up the Gehling homestead and moved to a rental farm near Humbolt, Iowa. Several other rentals followed. Finally, in 1945, he bought an 80-acre farm just north of Gilmore City, Iowa. Here he stayed until ill health forced him to move to town.
Henry spent his retirement years driving the backroads of Iowa in an old pickup truck. He always rose at 4 A.M. After breakfast, he was off to check the crops and perhaps talk soil bank or hog prices with any farmer he met on the road. Afternoons he usually spent at the local salebarn swapping stories, checking weights, and looking over the livestock brought in. Mid-afternoon was nap time, followed by dinner and the inevitable pipeful of Prince Albert tobacco. By 7 or 8 P.M. he was ready for bed. Early to bed, early to rise - it was a schedule he had followed his whole life.
The end came one cold winter day in 1955. Henry had just returned from his daily rounds. He parked his truck, entered the house, and sat down in a chair near the doorway. He was tired, he said. Moments later he suffered a fatal heart attack. The date was December 7. Henry was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Gilmore City, Iowa. His grave rests on a hill overlooking the rich black farmland he loved so well. [Richard Gehling]

His draft registration shows that he was a self-employed farmer, married with two children. They appear in the 1923 Maple River Farmers' Directory with their children, Francis, Lawrence, Ervin and Clarence. They lived on an 80 acre farm, rented from his father, Herman. The 1930 Depression years were hard ones for Henry. Corn prices were low. Cattle feeding was no longer profitable. There was always plenty of food, but the bills kept mounting. In June of 1939, Henry gave up the Gehling homestead and moved to a rental farm near Humbolt, Iowa. Several other rentals followed. Finally, in 1945, he bought an 80-acre farm just north of Gilmore City, Iowa. Here he stayed until ill health forced him to move to town.

6-Frances Mary Gehling was born on 28 Nov 1914 and died in Dec 1976 in Mars, Plymouth Co., Iowa at age 62. Frances married Leo Wendl on 5 May 1936. Leo was born on 30 Apr 1912 and died on 23 May 2001 in Mars, Plymouth Co., Iowa at age 89. They had five children: Janice Regina, Duane Mark, Mary Louise, Joan Marie, and Michael Peter.

7-Janice Regina Wendl was born on 9 Apr 1937.

7-Duane Mark Wendl was born on 25 Apr 1939.

7-Mary Louise Wendl was born on 19 Jun 1942.

7-Joan Marie Wendl was born on 12 Sep 1944.

7-Michael Peter Wendl was born on 1 Aug 1947.

6-Lawrence Albert Gehling was born on 9 May 1916 in Calmar, died on 19 Aug 1982 in Gilmore City at age 66, and was buried in St. John's Catholic Cemetery. Lawrence married Genevieve M. Reinart on 28 Oct 1937 in Carroll, daughter of Peter Reinart and Mary. Genevieve was born on 10 Feb 1920 in Halbur and died on 16 Feb 2005 in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., Colorado at age 85. They had seven children: Lois Mae, Richard Henry, Donald Leo, Constance Luise, Bonita Susan, Thomas, and Charles Albert.

For the first ten years of their married life they rented a series of farms in Carroll, Humboldt, and Pocahontas counties. Along the way, Genevieve gave birth to four sons and three daughters.
In the fall of 1947, Lawrence quit farming. He sold off all his machinery, bought a house in Gilmore City, and began hauling limestone. They spent most of their remaining years together in Gilmore City, where Genevieve worked first as a caregiver for several local families and then as an aide in a nearby retirement center. During the late 1970's Genevieve also found time to pursue her interets in family genealogy. She not only wrote down her own personal memoirs, but also researched the many branches of the Herman Gehling line of descendants. Lawrence served as town marshall and utilities director. He lost his battle with lung cancer.
After the death of her husband in 1982, Genevieve moved to Colorado Springs to be nearer to the families of her children. She soon busied herself in organizing family outings, learning china and landscape painting, piecing together quilts, and embroidering pillowcases. Genevieve spent the last four years of her life at the Cedarwood Health Care Center in Colorado Springs where she continued to work on her pillowcases and greeting cards until the very end.


7-Lois Mae Gehling was born on 26 Jan 1938 and died on 19 Sep 2000 at age 62. Lois married Kenneth Humpal on 3 Jan 1956. They had seven children: Michael, Barbara, Kathleen, Patricia, David, Jacqueline, and Kimberly.

8-Michael Humpal

8-Barbara Humpal

8-Kathleen Humpal

8-Patricia Humpal

8-David Humpal

8-Jacqueline Humpal

8-Kimberly Humpal

Lois next married Gary Mulroney.

7-Richard Henry Gehling was born on 18 Aug 1939 in Carroll. Richard married Mary Ann Montoya on 1 Apr 1967. They had two children: Robert Lawrence and Staci Ann.

8-Robert Lawrence Gehling

8-Staci Ann Gehling

7-Donald Leo Gehling was born on 10 Jan 1941 and died on 9 May 1941 in Carroll of whooping cough.

7-Constance Luise Gehling was born on 15 Jan 1942. Constance married David Bachorowski on 7 Jan 1967. They had two children: Stephanie and Michelle.

8-Stephanie Bachorowski

8-Michelle Bachorowski

7-Bonita Susan Gehling was born on 10 Mar 1943. Bonita married Edward Clark on 15 Feb 1969. They had two children: Christine and Cynthia.

8-Christine Clark

8-Cynthia Clark

7-Thomas Gehling was born on 24 May 1944 and died on 13 Aug 2003 in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., Colorado at age 59.

He served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and a graduated of the University of Colorado. Thomas is survived by his lifetime companion Joe Brady and Joe's mother Ruth Brady; his mother Genivieve Gehling of Colorado Springs; his sister Connie Bachoroski; brothers Richard Gehling, Charles Gehling all from Colorado Springs; and a sister Bonnie Clark of Rolfe, IA.

7-Charles Albert Gehling was born on 13 Jun 1945. Charles married Rosalia Jara on 12 Jul 1969. They had two children: Daniel and Timothy.

8-Daniel Gehling

8-Timothy Gehling

6-Erwin Henry Gehling was born on 13 Jul 1918 in Carroll and died in May 1981 in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto Co., Iowa at age 62. Erwin married Gertrude Brandt on 13 Apr 1947. Gertrude was born on 4 Jul 1923, died on 18 Nov 1990 at age 67, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Emmetsburg. They had three children: Diane Marie, Dennis Erwin, and Delbert Joseph. He was drafted into the army during WWII on 9 April 1943. He was sent to France after D-Day, and drove a supply truck. He returned home on 9 September 1945.

7-Diane Marie Gehling was born on 2 Aug 1948.

7-Dennis Erwin Gehling was born on 16 Jun 1949 in Emmetsburg. Dennis married Marybeth B. Marybeth was born in 1950. They had three children.

8-Justin Erwin Gehling was born on 9 May 1978 in Emmetsburg.

8-Jared Paul Gehling was born in 1979 in Emmetsburg. Jared married Andrea Thrasher on 3 Jun 2000 in Emmetsburg.

8-Female Gehling was born on 22 Jan 1982 in Emmetsburg.

7-Delbert Joseph Gehling was born on 2 Nov 1951. He graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree. He graduated cum laude with a major in Business Adminstration from Westmar College. Delbert married Judy A. They had three children.

8-Ryan Joseph Gehling was born in 1977.

8-Jason Joseph Gehling was born on 6 Aug 1980.

8-Aaron Joseph Gehling was born on 2 Mar 1983.

6-Clarence Joseph Gehling was born on 1 Sep 1920 in Carroll and died on 20 Dec 2003 in Grand Meadow, Mower Co., Minnesota at age 83. Clarence married Florence Katherine Kraus on 20 Oct 1943 in Holy Angels, Roselle. Florence was born in 1921. They had five children.

He served in the Army Air Corp as a flight engineer, during World War II, in the Persian Gulf and North Africa. He served for three years. After his military service he farmed in Carroll County, Iowa. They farmed first in Iowa, then on a farm they bought in southern Minnesota in 1953. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 62 years and an American Legion member for 59 years. In his retirement, he enjoyed antique cars, tractors, family and friends.

7-Ronald Gehling was born on 11 Apr 1947.

7-Marvin H. Gehling was born on 12 May 1948. Marvin married Linda Marie Evans. They had four children,

8-Chad Michael Gehling was born on 15 May 1971.

8-Troy Lynn Gehling was born on 21 Jul 1972.

8-Eric Joseph Gehling was born on 7 Jun 1974.

8-Kyle Andrew Gehling was born on 4 Oct 1978.

7-Wayne F. Gehling was born on 14 Sep 1951. Wayne married Carol A. They had two children.

8-Tyler Michael ehling was born on 11 Apr 1975.

8-Jered M. Gehling was born on 1 Jan 1981.

7-Elaine Marie Gehling was born on 16 Jun 1954 in Mower Co., Minnesota. Elaine married James Eugene Hegge, son of Vernon Eugene Hegge and Patricia Jean Murphy. James was born on 4 Aug 1953 in Mower Co., Minnesota. They had three children: Aaron James, Rachel Lee, and Natalie Rae.

8-Aaron James Hegge was born on 29 Mar 1973.

8-Rachel Lee Hegge was born on 16 Mar 1977.

8-Natalie Rae Hegge was born on 2 Apr 1983.

7-Ronald Francis Gehling was born on 9 Sep 1966. Ronald married Karen.

6-Paul Anton Gehling was born on 15 Aug 1924 in Carroll and died on 6 Apr 1998 in Minnesota at age 73. Paul married Rita C. Muehlbauer on 30 Sep 1947. They had seven children: Mary Jo, Kathleen, John Albert, Susan Marie, Teresa Louise, Michael, and Patrick Joseph.

He was drafted into the army on 18 July 1944, then transferred to the marines by General George Patton. He was sent to the Pacific in December of 1944, and wounded during the assault on Okinawa on 18 May 1945.

7-Mary Jo Gehling was born on 23 Dec 1950. Mary married Ronald P. Coster on 31 Jan 1970 in Dodge Co., Minnesota. Ronald was born in 1951.

7-Kathleen Gehling was born on 13 Aug 1952.

7-John Albert Gehling was born on 20 Jul 1955.

7-Susan Marie Gehling was born on 19 Apr 1957.

7-Teresa Louise Gehling was born on 15 Feb 1960. Teresa married Kevin J. McDermott on 21 May 1983 in Beltrami Co., Minnesota. Kevin was born in 1959.

7-Michael Gehling was born on 15 Jun 1962. Michael married Sara R. Oneill on 13 Dec 1991 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Sara was born in 1960.

7-Patrick Joseph Gehling was born on 10 Dec 1964. Patrick married Tamara Louise Schurb on 18 Jul 1987 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Tamara was born in 1965. They had one son.

8-John Michael Gehling was born on 19 Apr 1996 in Stearns Co., Minnesota.

6-Albert Frank Gehling was born on 26 Oct 1926 in Carroll. Albert married Lois Heue on 26 Aug 1947. Lois was born on 6 Jun 1927. They had three children. They farmed in Iowa, then lived in New Mexico and Colorado. They finally settled on a farm in southern Minnesota.

7-Shiela Jo Gehling was born on 10 Dec 1949.

7-Daniel A. Gehling was born on 10 Dec 1954. Daniel married Kathleen A. Irlbeck on 12 Feb 1977 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota, daughter of Edwin Peter Irlbeck and Marijane Wilma Buetel. They had six children.

8-Jessica Marie Gehling was born on 1 Nov 1978 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. Jessica married Patrick Gordon Polkowske, son of Dean Arthur Polkowske and Linda Jean Rodenz. Patrick was born on 3 May 1978 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. They had one daughter.

9-Allison Marie Polkowske was born on 24 Jun 1996.

8-Stephanie Kay Gehling was born on 12 Jun 1982 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

8-Christina Jo Gehling was born on 15 Nov 1984 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

8-Matthew Daniel Gehling was born on 24 May 1987 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

8-Michael Albert Gehling was born on 10 Apr 1991 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

8-Theresa Mary Gehling was born on 4 Jul 1995 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota.

7-Carleen Ann Gehling was born on 5 Apr 1959 and died in 1959.

6-Virginia Mae Gehling was born on 10 Mar 1931. Virginia married Melvin Broich. They had four children: Steven Leo, Thomas Jay, James Paul, and William Joseph.

7-Steven Leo Broich was born on 21 May 1952.

7-Thomas Jay Broich was born on 13 Feb 1954.

7-James Paul Broich was born on 8 Nov 1955.

7-William Joseph Broich was born on 20 Feb 1960.

5-Theodore H. Gehling was born on 10 Nov 1892 in Carroll and died in Feb 1972 in Carroll at age 79. Theodore married Catherine Hoffman on 6 Sep 1921. Catherine was born on 20 Jul 1900 and died on 19 Jul 1991 in Carroll at age 90. They had ten children. He registered for the draft stating he was born in Carroll Co. They appear in the 1923 Maple River Farmers' Directory. They lived on 80 acres, rented from his father, Herman Gehling.

6-Marie A. Gehling was born on 23 Jul 1922 in Carroll, died on 4 Oct 2006 in Carroll Health Center at age 84, and was buried in Carroll Cemetery. Marie married Roderick H. Von Eschen. Roderick was born on 26 May 1913 in Carroll.

6-Anna C. Gehling was born on 20 Aug 1923. Anna married Herman F. Rath on 12 Jan 1943 in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, son of John Rath and Gretchen Thede. Herman was born on 23 Jul 1920, died on 27 Dec 2006 in Regency Park Manor Nursing Home at age 86, and was buried in Holy Family Cemetery, Lidderdale. They had two children: Mary Ann and James. He was a grain and livestock farmer and sold seed corn and soybeans for many years. He was a lineman for Lidderdale Telephone Co. for many years.

7-Mary Ann Rath married Lawrence Ott of Superior, NE and died before 2006.

7-James Rath married Marlene.

6-Lucille A. Gehling was born in 1925. Lucille married James Jackly. They had one daughter.

7-June Marie Jackly

6-Frank J. Gehling was born on 13 Oct 1926 in Carroll. Frank married Norma Jean Schulte. Norma was born on 4 Feb 1927. They had seven children.

7-Dr. Gerald Frank Gehling was born on 9 Jul 1947 in Carroll and died on 7 Jan 2006 in Omaha from Lou Gehrig's Disease at age 58. Gerald married Corlys Bjorke on 19 Aug 1972 in Albert City. They had three children.

Mr. Gehling served as a medical doctor for the Air Force for 13 years and operated a private practice at Glenwood. He taught chemistry, anatomy and physiology at Omaha.
He was an avid reader and raised horses on his acreage.
Survivors include his wife, Coryls, of Omaha; two sons: Gerald Gehling II and his wife, Natalie, of Iowa City and Theodore Gehling of Omaha; a daughter, Gretchen Bavlnka, and her husband, Jason, of Sparta, Wis.; five grandchildren; his parents, Frank and Norma Jean Gehling, of Carroll; two broth-ers: Dennis Gehling and his wife, Patty, of Carroll and Mark Gehling and his wife, Stacy, of Carroll; three sisters: Sharon Coulter and her husband, Charles, of St. Louis, Mo., Jackie Pudenz and her hus-band, Randy, of Carroll, and Marcia Schaefer and her husband, Dale, of Odebolt; and brothers- and-sisters-in-law: Charles and Roger Bjork, Clarice Shaw, Carol Zaruba and Colleen Struss.


8-Gerald Gehling II married Natalie.

8-Theodore Gehling

8-Grechen Gehling married Jason Bavlnka.

7-Sharon Gehling was born in 1950. Sharon married Charles L. Coulter in Jan 1972 in Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Charles was born in 1945.

7-Dennis H. Gehling was born in Jan 1952 in Carroll Co., Iowa. Dennis married Patricia. She was born in 1952. They had four children.

8-Jason Gehling was born in 1973.

8-Justin Erwin Gehling

8-Jill Denise Gehling was born in 1978.

8-Julie Gehling was born in 1981.

7-Jackie Gehling was born in 1955. Jackie married Randall F. Pudenz. He was born in 1952.

7-Marcia Nelda Gehling was born in Sep 1959. Marcia married Dale Joseph Schaefer. Dale was born in 1955. They had three children.

8-Allison M. Schaefer was born in 1981.

8-Rebecca Jean Schaefer was born in 1982.

8-Joseph Dale Schaefer was born on 19 May 1988.

7-Mark V. Gehling (Twin) was born in Sep 1959. Mark married Stacy Coppock. Stacy was born in 1968. They were co-owners of Josie's, a Mexican restaurant in Carroll with her parents.

7-Jeanine Gehling was a bridesmaid for her sister, Sharon.

6-John Henry Gehling was born on 7 Jan 1928 in Maple River, Carroll Co., Iowa. John married Marjorie May Dalhoff in 1949 in Halbur. Marjorie was born on 4 Mar 1928. They had six children.

7-Margaret Gehling

7-Pamela Gehling

7-Patrick John Gehling was born on 23 Mar 1960.

7-Timothy J. Gehling was born in 1964.

7-Philip Jesse Gehling was born on 12 Apr 1970.

7-Donna M. Gehling was born on 15 Jun 1974.

6-Vincent Theodore Gehling was born on 7 Jul 1929 and died on 2 Apr 2003 in Willey at age 73. Vincent married Donna Elizabeth Daniel. Donna was born on 1 Oct 1932. They had four children.

7-Sandra Gehling

7-Bruce T. Gehling was born in 1955. Bruce married Denise.

7-Brian F. Gehling was born on 17 Dec 1958.

7-Brent J. Gehling was born in 1962. Brent married Janis K.

6-Helen Gehling was born on 5 Aug 1930. Helen married Charles J. Gray. They had four children.

7-Marilyn Gray married Donna Gae Lindaman. They had three children, Sonda Gae, Stephanie Nichole and Nicolas Lee.

7-Michael Gray

7-Patricia Gray

7-Daniel Gray

6-Leonard Herman Gehling was born on 19 Oct 1931 in Iowa and died on 19 Apr 2001 in Carroll at age 69. Leonard married Irma F. Meyer on 19 Oct 1950, daughter of Joseph F. Meyer and Anna Billmeier. Irma was born on 28 Mar 1931 in Roselle. They had three children.

7-Diane Gehling

7-Duane L. Gehling was born on 18 Feb 1955. Duane married Rose M. She was born on 10 Feb 1962. They had one daughter.

8-Katie Rae Gehling

7-Doreen Gehling

6-Freda Gehling was born in 1937. Freda married Billie Barron. Billie was born in 1933. They had four children.

7-Catherine Barron was born in 1959.

7-Elizabeth Barron

7-Deborah M. Barron was born in 1961.

7-Thomas Barron

6-Leo Gehling died at the age of four.

5-Agnes Gehling was born on 1 Jan 1895 in Carroll and died on 13 Oct 1969 in Auburn, Sac Co., Iowa at age 74. Agnes married Anthony Henry Wernimont on 13 Feb 1917 in Carroll, son of William George Werimont and Katherine Walz. Anthony was born on 8 Feb 1894 in Kneist Twp., Carroll Co., Iowa and died in Oct 1972 in Auburn, Sac Co., Iowa at age 78. They had four children: Marcellus William, Agnes, Cleo G., and Anna.

6-Marcellus William Wernimont was born on 11 Nov 1927, died on 6 Oct 1998 in Sioux City at age 70, and was buried in Lone Tree Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Marcellus married Marian Louise Boyd on 22 Feb 1949 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Storm Lake. Marian was born on 27 Aug 1928 in Storm Lake, died on 3 Aug 2003 in Spencer, Clay Co., Iowa at age 74, and was buried in Lone Tree Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. They had 14 children.

They started farming in the Laurens area and lived in Pocahontas for seven years. In 1956, they moved to Auburn and in 1964 moved to the Rembrandt area where they were dairy farmers, Marcellus and Marian moved into town at Rembrandt in 1980. They stayed busy by attending farmers markets and catering "Dad's Belgian Waffles" for fund-raisers and special occasions.

7-Mendal James Wernimont was born on 18 Oct 1949 in Storm Lake, died on 25 Nov 1999 in Dickison Co., Iowa at age 50, and was buried in St. Margaret's Cemetery, Spirit Lake. Mendal married Betty A. Philips. Betty was born on 2 May 1952.

7-Michael D. Wernimont was born in 1950. Michael married Myrna Kathleen.

7-Marilyn Kay Wernimont was born in 1953. Marilyn married James Robert Nelsen. James was born in 1950.

7-Mark A. Wernimont was born on 1 Jan 1953. Mark married Jody A. Kristensen. Mark next married Karen.

7-Margaret Eileen Wernimont was born in 1954. Margaret married Phillip B. McHugh. Phillip was born in 1954 and died before 2003. They had one son. Mark Lawrence. Margaret next married Scott McDermott.

7-Mary Agnes Wernimont was born in 1955. Mary married Blair Bernard Raveling. Blair was born in 1954. They had one son.

8-Benjamin J. Raveling was born in 1982.

7-Martin C. Wernimont was born on 1 Nov 1957.

7-Marita Patricia Wernimont was born in 1959. Marita married Donald James Kenyon.

7-Maynard H. Wernimont was born in 1960. Maynard married Kathleen V.

7-Milo M. Wernimont
was born in 1962. Milo married Mary K. She was born on 1 Jul 1968.

7-Myron W. Wernimont was born in 1962. Myron married Sandra Lynn Oglesby.

7-Maxine Ila Wernimont was born in 1964. Maxine married Lawrence D. Hoffman.

7-Marsha Wernimont
was born in 1967. Marsha married John A. Arndt.

7-Marlys Jean Wernimont was born in 1969 in Storm Lake. Marlys married Robert Mitchell Jennings.

6-Sister Agnes Wernimont

6-Cleo G. Wernimont was born on 12 Oct 1933 and died on 9 Aug 1994 in Prescott Valley, Yavapai Co., Arizona at age 60. Cleo married Patricia Thompson. Patricia was born in 1936. They had six children: Laura, George, Norman, Linda, Brian, Steven.

6-Anna Wernimont married Raymond Mantz. They had one son: Michael.

5-Sister Anna Gehling was born about 1900 and died about 1970 about age 70. She was baptized at St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Carroll. She entered St. Rose Convent in La Crosse and took her perpetual vows in 1930. She became Sister Mary Bernadita, later Sister Ann Gehling. She taught school in Wisconsin, Iowa and Washington. She died at La Crosse, and was buried in the Herman Gehling lot at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

5-Joseph Gehling was born in 1903 in Carroll and died in 1904 in Carroll at age 1.

5-Catherine Gehling was born on 16 Jul 1905 in Carroll and died in Nov 1974 in Carroll at age 69. Catherine married Clarence Masching on 14 Feb 1927. Clarence was born on 11 Jan 1903 and died in Mar 1970 in Carroll at age 67. They had 11 children.

6-Leona Masching

6-Louie Masching was born on 4 Mar 1929 and died in Mar 1987 in Carroll at age 58.

6-Rosemary Masching .

6-Robert Masching .

6-Edwin C. Masching was born in 1923 in Carroll. Edwin married Betty J.

6-Evelyn Masching

6-Lorraine Masching

6-Edna Masching

6-Marilyn Masching

6-Donald F. Masching was born on 6 Feb 1941. Donald married Barbara A. She was born on 1 Aug 1941.

6-James Masching

5-William Gehling was born in 1906 in Carroll. William married Agnes Staiert on 22 Jan 1929. Agnes was born in 1910. They had nine children.

6-Dorothy Ann Gehling was born in 1930 in Pleasant Valley. Dorothy married Louis J. Hoffman on 18 Jan 1950 in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, son of John E. Hoffman and Theresa Zitzlsperger. Louis was born on 8 Feb 1927 in Dedham and died on 22 Jan 2006 in Carroll Manor Nursing Home at age 78. They had three children. They farmed in the Dedham and Coon Rapids areas until 1983, when they retired and moved to Dedham.

7-Thomas J. Hoffman was born in 1951. Thomas married Jane. Jane was born in 1953.

7-Kenneth W. Hoffman was born in 1956. Kenneth married Kathleen. She was born in 1956.

7-John E. Hoffman was born in 1958. John married Nadine. Nadine was born in 1959.

6-Raymond W. Gehling was born on 27 Jul 1933 and died on 16 Oct 1994 in Breda at age 61. Raymond married Lenore A. Lempher. Lenore was born in 1939. They had ten children.

7-Susan Gehling

7-Sandra Gehling

7-Michael Ray Gehling was born on 25 Jun 1964.

7-Gary P. Gehling was born on 5 Jul 1965.

7-Nancy L. Gehling was born in 1970.

7-Steven Harold Gehling was born in 1971.

7-Daryl John Gehling was born on 26 Jan 1972.

7-Mark W. Gehling was born on 1 Apr 1975.

7-Scott D. Gehling was born on 12 Nov 1976. Scott married Rachel A. She was born on 16 Apr 1979.

7-Becky S. Gehling was born in 1979.

6-Marceal Gehling was born on 25 Jun 1935. Marceal married John A. Wittry. John was born on 27 Mar 1931. They had five children.

7-Barbara Wittry

7-David Wittry .

7-Kevin Wittry .

7-Keith Joseph Wittry was born on 22 Jul 1965.

7-Kristy Wittry .

6-Alita M. Gehling was born on 16 Feb 1937. Alita married Harold E. Lansink on 8 Sep 1962. Harold was born on 10 Jun 1933 in Ida Grove and died on 25 Sep 1997 in Odebolt, Iowa at age 64. They had six children.

7-Roger Lansink was born on 16 Nov 1963. Roger married Amy J. Amy was born on 3 Sep 1967.

7-Renea Diane Lansink was born in 1963. Renea married Steven Wayne Boerhave. Steven was born in 1961.

7-Mary Lansink married Marvin D. Klein. Marvin was born in 1942.

7-Duane E. Lansink was born on 20 Jan 1967. Duane married Kathy Jo. Kathy was born on 13 Jan 1969.

7-Karen A. Lansink was born in 1967. Karen married Mark P. Lile. Mark was born in 1967.

7-Karla Kay Lansink was born in 1968. Karla married Matthew J. Portz. Matthew was born in 1964.

6-Larry Joseph Gehling was born on 7 Apr 1941. Larry married Mary Lou Burl. Mary was born on 26 Oct 1940. They had eight children: Julie, Kathy, Daniel J., Ronald F., Patrick J., Jenni L., Ann Marie, and Joan M.

7-Julie Gehling

7-Kathy Gehling

7-Daniel J. Gehling was born in 1957. Daniel married Jeri.

7-Ronald F. Gehling was born on 9 Sep 1966. Ronald married Karen Ziegmann. Karen was born on 25 Sep 1970.

7-Patrick J. Gehling was born in 1967.

7-Jenni L. Gehling was born on 27 Jun 1971.

7-Ann Marie Gehling was born on 1 Dec 1972.

7-Joan M. Gehling was born on 15 Apr 1976.

6-William H. Gehling was born on 24 Dec 1944 in Carroll. William married Janet C. Donner. Janet was born on 17 Jul 1948. They had five children.

7-Paul W. Gehling was born on 11 Aug 1969.

7-Carolyn A. Gehling was born on 7 Jun 1976.

7-Katie M. Gehling was born on 15 Jun 1982.

7-Debra Gehling

7-Joan Gehling

6-David John Gehling was born on 16 Apr 1946. David married Eileen Mary Ludwig, daughter of Arthur Ludwig and Neoma Loeffelholz. They had two children.

7-Nicholas D. Gehling was born on 8 Apr 1978.

7-Sara Gehling

6-Philip H. Gehling was born on 4 Aug 1950. Philip married Jayne Ann Brinker, daughter of Cyril Brinker and Lucille. Jayne was born on 8 Oct 1952. They had two children.

7-Jill A. Gehling was born on 17 Jul 1978.

7-Amy Gehling

6-Arthur Gehling was born on 29 Jun 1952 and died in 1957 at age 5.

5-Cecilia Ann Gehling was born on 5 Jul 1913 and died on 23 Jul 2002 in Carroll at age 89. Cecilia married James Houlihan on 11 Oct 1937. They had five children: George Leo (Lee), Patricia, Jane, Elaine, and Michael. He owned a Lincoln-Mercury dealership and the Houlihan Oil Company in Carroll.

6-George Leo (Lee) Houlihan was born on 23 Jul 1938 and died in Nov 1974 in Carroll at age 36. George married Lois F. Otto. Lois was born in 1938. They had four childrenL.

7-Bryan G. Houlihan was born on 10 Jul 1959. Bryan married Maria C. She was born on 20 Nov 1966.

7-Curtis J. Houlihan was born on 25 May 1960.

7-Kaye L. Houlihan was born on 1 Aug 1962.

7-David L. Houlihan

6-Patricia Houlihan married Howard Dress. They had seven children: Michelle, Judy, Jerry, Connie, Karne, Howard, and Halley.

6-Jane Houlihan married Richard Winderl. They had three children.

6-Elaine Houlihan married Steve Schliesman. They had three children: Elisa, Patrick, and Natalie.

6-Michael Houlihan

4-Anna Johanna Gehling was born on 15 Dec 1863 in Festina.

4-Henry Gehling was born on 13 Sep 1866 in Festina and died on 17 Feb 1962 in Pennington Co., Minnesota at age 95.

4-Barney H. Gehling was born from 1866 to 1868 in Iowa and died after 1930 in Fowler, Meade Co., Kansas. Barney married Mary Ann Timp, daughter of John Theodore Timp Sr. and Magdalene Christine Giesing. Mary was born on 24 Dec 1871 in Calmar and died on 22 Jun 1956 at age 84. They had two children. In 1910 they lived in Peters, Kingman Co., Kansas.

5-Jared Gehling was born in 1911 in New York.

5-Marie Gehling was born in 1911 in New York. Marie married Kenneth Leuser.

3-Bernard Herman Gehling was born on 9 May 1822 in Averesch, Nordrhein-Westfalen, died on 19 Jul 1900 in Festina at age 78, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Bernard married Elizabeth. She was born on 26 Jul 1826, died on 29 Mar 1886 in Festina at age 59, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. His tombstone shows 12 May 1822 as his date of birth. Note : Probable wife: Elisabeth Geling, born 26 July 1826, died 29 March 1886. Buried next to him. Bernard next married Kathryn before 1900. Kathryn was born on 8 Jul 1844 in Germany, died on 30 Jun 1920 in Festina at age 75, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. In 1900 they lived in Washington. Annie Brincks, age 22, lived with them as a servant.

3-Christina Geeling was born on 12 Jan 1825 in Ahaus, Kreis Borken, Nordrhein-Westfalen. She was placed in this family because the time and location match. It has not been verified that these were her parents. Her father was recorded as Gerh. Hen. Geeling and her mother as Maria Catha. Christina married Gerhard Herman Huinker about 1838, son of Johan Henrich Huning and Johanna Martha Rolving. Gerhard was born on 23 Mar 1813 in Lunten, Kreis Borken, Nordrhein-Westfalen, was christened on 24 Mar 1813 in Vreden, Nordrhein-Westfalen, and died on 7 Oct 1895 in St. Lucas at age 82. They had two childrene.

4-Johanna Elizabeth Huinker was born on 22 Jun 1840 in Cologne, died on 4 Jul 1891 in Independence, Iowa at age 51, and was buried in St. Lucas Cemetery. Johanna married Otto August Weber on 25 Nov 1868 in West Union. Otto was born in 1845 in Baden. They had six children.

5-Johanna Clara Weber was born on 24 Sep 1869 in Festina and died on 27 Aug 1938 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., California at age 68. Johanna married Fred William (Fritz) Freund on 23 Dec 1890 in Sioux City. They had four children.

6-Hugo Friend was born on 23 Oct 1891 in St. Joseph, Buchanon Co., Missouri and died on 8 Jul 1956 at age 64.

6-Fred Friend was born on 8 Sep 1892 in Iowa and died on 11 Jul 1936 at age 43.

6-Freda Friend was born on 19 Sep 1893 in Sioux City and died on 4 Mar 1972 at age 78. Freda married Jake Barada on 19 Jul 1912.

6-Carl William Friend was born on 25 Feb 1903 in St. Joseph, Buchanon Co., Missouri and died on 25 Jul 1961 at age 58. Carl married Gladys Humphreys on 14 Feb 1926 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles Co., California. Gladys was born on 30 Jan 1906 in Texas and died on 25 May 1995 in Los Angeles at age 89. They had four children.

7-Patricia Marie Friend was born on 16 Mar 1930 in Los Angeles.

7-Carl David Friend was born on 6 Jul 1931 in Los Angeles.

7-Robert William Friend was born on 3 Mar 1940 in Culver City, California and died on 3 Mar 1940.

7-Jack Michael Friend was born on 11 Apr 1941 in Los Angeles.

5-George Alois Weber was born in 1873 in Festina. George married Mae Nellie Bangen on 10 Oct 1901.

5-Caroline Weber was born on 27 Jun 1877 in Festina and died in 1878 at age 1.

5-Josephine Elizabeth Weber was born on 18 Mar 1880 in Festina and died on 10 Jun 1951 in Sioux City, Woodbury Co., Iowa at age 71. Josephine married Francis F. Shannahan. They had two children: Thomas Francis and Alice Elizabeth.

6-Thomas Francis Shannahan was born on 9 Jul 1901 and died on 9 Jul 1901 in Ute, Monona Co., Iowa.

6-Alice Elizabeth Shannahan was born on 8 Jul 1910 in Ute, Monona Co., Iowa and died on 5 Oct 1965 at age 55.

5-Joseph Hugh Weber was born in 1886 in Calmar.

5-Charles Louis Weber was born on 14 Aug 1882 and died on 27 Mar 1981 at age 98.

4-Gerhard George Huinker was born on 24 Feb 1841 in Luntern, Nordrhein-Westfalen, was christened on 25 Feb 1841 in Vreden, died in 1913 in Woonsocket at age 72, and was buried in St. Wilfrids Cemetery. He filed his citizenship intent on 17 Nov 1885 in Sanborn Co. Gerhard married Elisabeth Bochmand on 10 Jan 1866 in Festina. Elisabeth was born in 1844 in Preußen and died before 1946 in Woonsocket. They had seven children: Mary Elizabeth, George John, Henry John, Joseph, Anton (Tony), Katherine, and John.

5-Mary Elizabeth Hinker was born on 30 Oct 1877 in Iowa and died on 5 May 1966 in Woonsocket at age 88. Mary married John Sauter. John was born on 29 Sep 1863 in Marathon Co., Wisconsin and died on 31 May 1926 in Woonsocket at age 62. They had three children: Theresia Marie, Rosalia Elizabeth, and Cecelia.

6-Theresia Marie Sauter was born on 27 Jul 1906 in Woonsocket and died on 15 Jan 1995 in Los Angeles at age 88. Theresia married Floyd Holstrom.

6-Rosalia Elizabeth Sauter was born on 15 Feb 1911 in Woonsocket and died on 6 Oct 2000 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at age 89. Rosalia married Urban Ignatius Bechtold on 28 Feb 1935 in Sioux Falls. Urban was born on 21 Dec 1910 in Sioux Falls and died on 21 Mar 2002 in Sioux Falls at age 91.

6-Cecelia Sauter was born on 20 Sep 1914 in Woonsocket and died on 3 Nov 2000 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., Tennessee at age 86. Cecelia married Gary Isham.

5-George John Huinker was born on 5 May 1879 in Iowa, died on 20 Apr 1954 in Woonsocket at age 74, and was buried in Eventide Cemetery. George married Sarah Kettleson on 6 Jun 1906 in Woonsocket. They had four children.

6- Roy G. Hinker was born on 2 Apr 1908, died on 26 Aug 1984 in Huron, Beadle Co., South Dakota at age 76, and was buried in Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis. In 1930 he lived with W. Lucy Woods and his family in Belford, Aurora Co., South Dakota. Roy married Evelyn Studt. Evelyn was born on 30 Jun 1910, died on 12 Nov 1993 at age 83, and was buried in Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis. He served in the U.S. Army from 7 Jun 1943 for 27 months, seven of which were served in the ETO. He was a Fuller Brush salesman.

6-Esther C. Hinker was born in 1914. She married Donald E. Graff on 12 Mar 1938 in Sanborn Co., South Dakota. He was born on 29 Aug 1914 and died on 7 Nov 2997 in Sioux Falls.

6-Lloyd M. Hinker was born on 4 Aug 1915 and died in May 1976 in South Dakota at age 60. Lloyd married Ruth G. Grassel on 2 Mar 1946 in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Brisbine, daughter of Joseph Grassel and Mary Maddock. They had seven children: Male, Male, Mary Beth, Christopher (Chris), Daniel G., Steve, and Philip J. He was an artesian well driller. They lived on a farm three miles north of HY 34 and 37 inersection and 1 1/4 miles east.

7-Male Hinker was born on 16 Dec 1946 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Mitchell.

7-Male Hinker was born on 29 Jun 1954.

7-Mary Beth Hinker was born in 1957. Mary married John Jay Freidel on 2 Sep 1978 in St. Wilfrid's Catholic Church. John was born in 1955. They lived in Woonsocket where he was employed with Wildlife Parks and Forestry.

7-Christopher (Chris) Hinker married Jill Freidel on 16 Feb 1980.

7-Daniel G. Hinker was born in 1955. Daniel married Judy. They had one son.

8-Josh Hinker was born in Apr 1980 and died in Apr 1980.

7-Steve Hinker

7-Philip J. Hinker was born in 1950. Philip married Coila Baysinger, daughter of Harold Baysinger. They had one son.He was the Fire Chief.

8-Heath Hinker married Katie Windham in 2007. Katie was born in Wyoming.

6-Dorothy M. Huinker was born on 4 Sep 1920 in Woonsocket and died on 6 Jul 2003 in Woonsocket at age 82. Dorothy married Elmer Steichen. Elmer was born on 13 May 1916 and died on 13 May 1990 in Woonsocket at age 74.

5-Henry John Hinker was born on 3 May 1882 in Festina, died on 21 Oct 1958 in Mitchell, Davison Co., South Dakota at age 76, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery. Name changed to Hinker. His draft card shows he was a farmer in Forestburg.

5-Joseph Hinker was born on 22 May 1884 and died before 1954. His draft card shows he was a thresher in Woonsocket. In 1920 he was 34 yrs. old and lived with his widowed mother.

5-Anton (Tony) Hinker was born on 13 Oct 1890 in Woonsocket. Anton married Rosa Watznauer on 27 Sep 1911 in Forestburg, Sanborn Co., South Dakota, daughter of Joseph Watznauer and Mary Elizabeth Huinker. Rosa was born in Jul 1893 in Logan, Sanborn Co., South Dakota and died on 1 Oct 1943 in Minnehaha Co., South Dakota at age 50. They had five children: Florence, Lavina Elizabeth, Lavern Joseph, Leo A., and Geraldine M. His draft card shows he was a thresher, married with three children.

6-Florence Hinker was born in 1913. Florence married Henry Ruhoff on 15 Oct 1929 in Spink Co., South Dakota. Henry was born on 20 Nov 1906 in Preußen and died in Jan 1974 in Sturgis at age 67.

6-Lavina Elizabeth Hinker was born on 3 Jun 1917 in Woonsocket and died on 3 Aug 1989 in Riverside Co., California at age 72. Lavina married Vern Sinclair on 10 Jul 1941 in Rockham, Haakon Co., South Dakota. Vern was born on 29 Jul 1916 in South Dakota and died on 24 Feb 1996 in Menifee, Riverside Co., California at age 79.

6-Lavern Joseph Hinker (Twin) was born on 3 Jun 1917, died in Nov 1984 in Sioux Falls at age 67, and was buried in Belvidere Cemetery. Lavern married Virginia Orr on 26 Dec 1941 in Rockham, Haakon Co., South Dakota. Virginia died in 1971 and was buried in Belvidere Cemetery.

6-Leo A. Hinker was born in 1919 and was buried in Belvidere Cemetery.

6-Geraldine M. Hinker was born in 1920.

5-Katherine Huinker married Mr. Hein.

5-John Hinker was born in 1870 in Iowa. John married Hattie Boszlak. They had five children. By 1905 they had moved to Woonsocket.

6-Francis Joseph (Frank) Hinker was born on 9 Jul 1901 in Faribault Co., Minnesota. Francis married Ruth Flieschmann on 18 Jun 1934 in Woonsocket.

6-Leo Hinker was born on 3 Mar 1903 in Faribault Co., Minnesota.

6- Albert J. Hinker was born on 3 Mar 1905 in Woonsocket and died on 1 Jul 1994 in Chamberlain, Brule Co., South Dakota at age 89. Albert married Miss Vallen, daughter of John Vallen. They had one daughter.

7-Kaye Hinker was born on 9 Jun 1946 in Chamberlain.

6-Maria J. Hinker was born in 1911 in Minnesota.

6-Lucille Hinker was born in 1917 in Woonsocket. In 1946 she was single and lived in Los Angeles.

Gerhard next married Margaretha Peters. Margaretha was born from 1739 to 1759. They had one son:, Johann Gerhard Albert.

2-Johann Gerhard Albert Geeling was born on 4 Jan 1781 in Wessum, Kreis Borken, Nordrhein-Westfalen. Johann married Anna Margaretha Theeling.

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