The Holthaus Family


The name was also found as Holthaus, Holthus, Holthauss and Holthues in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Bernd Holthaus with his Frau and 4 Kindern, emigraged in 1845 from Osterfeine. There are books on the Holthaus and Wichman family histories at the Seneca Library. The Seneca Holthaus line came from Damme, Oldenberg.

Johann Herman Holthaus (Holz) was born about 1790 in Bochum, Goldhamme, Westphalia. He married Anna Christina Springop. Her family farm in Bochum was named Schulte-Vels. They had six children: Henricus William, Anna Gertrude, Anna Marie Catharina, Johan Henricus Theodore, Johann Herman, and Franziska.

2-Henricus William Holthaus was born on 17 Sep 1817 in Bochum. Henricus married Elisabeth. Elisabeth was born in 1818. They had five children.

3-William H. Holthaus was born in 1848 in Wisconsin.

3-Mary Holthaus was born in 1849 in Wisconsin.

3-Agnes Holthaus was born in 1851, died in 1879 in Festina at age 28, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors.

3-Elizabeth Holthaus was born in 1855 in Wisconsin.

2-Theodore Holthaus was born on 10 Mar 1825 in Bochum-Goldhamme, Westphalia, died on 29 May 1880 in Festina at age 55, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Theodore married Elisabeth Lisette Vierhaus about 1854. Elizabeth was born on 11 Feb 1828 in Wemmelhausen, Schulte-Vels, Westphalia, died on 27 Oct 1886 in Festina at age 58, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had 11 children: Theodore, August, Agatha Freihaus, Dorothea Mary, Aloysius Julius, Julius, Clements, Herman, Christina (Sr. Anacleta), Laura, and Alois Julius. They appear in the 1860 census in Fort Atkinson; Theodore, age 25; Elisabeth, age 31; Theodore, age 4; Augustus age 3; and Agatha, age 6 months. They lived next to the John Wesling family.

3-Theodore Holthaus Jr. was born on 17 Oct 1855 in Festina, died in 1874 in Festina at age 19, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors.

3-August Holthaus was born on 21 Dec 1856 in Festina, died on 21 May 1916 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at age 59, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. August married Caroline (Carie) Kleisath on 23 Jan 1883. Caroline was born in Oct 1864 in Iowa, died in 1933 in Festina at age 69, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had eight children.

4-Rev. Henry A. Holthaus was born on 30 Jan 1884 in Festina and died on 7 Dec 1956 at age 72. He applied for a passport and it was issued on 17 Sep 1906. He stated he was born on 30 Jan 1884 in Festina and lived in Calmar. He stated that his father was a native citizen of the United States and that he was going abroad temporarily and intended to return to the United States within four years. He was a student of Theology. He was ordained on 26 Jul 1910. He served at Immaculate Conception Parish in North Washington.

4-Joseph A. Holthaus was born on 12 Oct 1885 in Festina and died on 13 Apr 1977 in Decorah at age 91. Joseph married Anna Schmitt, daughter of John Schmitt and Betha Elizabeth Boeding. Anna was born in Apr 1891 in St. Lucas and died before 1992. They had 11 children: Walter August, Hedwig Caroline, Nilus Peter, Cyril F., Sylvia Elizabeth, Oda T., Robert J., Esther Anna, Rufus F., Alice Clara, and Dolores. His draft registration shows he wa a 33 year old farmer. His nearest relative was Mrs. Anna Holthaus, wife, of Calmar.

5-Walter August Holthaus was born on 25 Mar 1913 in Festina, died on 10 Mar 2004 in Castalia of complications of cerebral palsy at age 90, and was buried in St. Aloysius in Calmar. Walter married Florence. Florence was born on 22 Feb 1922 and died on 7 Mar 1995 in Evansdale, Black Hawk Co., Iowa at age 73. He contracted cerebral palsy as a small boy and received his education at home. They had no children.

Walter is survived by two brothers: Cyril (Edna) Holthaus of Castalia,and Rufus (Rosemary) Holthaus of Tomah, Wis.; four sisters: Oda (Jerome)Lensing of Decorah, Esther Timp of Calmar, Alice Scheidel of Decorah and Dolores (John) Meyer of Calmar; two sisters-in-law: Irene Holthaus of Decorah and Sandra Holthaus of Calmar; 72 nieces and nephews; four step nieces and nephews and many, many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Nilus and Robert Holthaus; two sisters: Hedwig Tieskoetter and Sylvia Bodensteiner; brothers-in-law: Joseph Tieskoetter, Albert Bodenstiener, Donald Scheidel and Lawrence Timp; two nephews; three nieces; and two grandnephews.

5-Hedwig Caroline Holthaus was born on 6 Sep 1914, died on 2 Mar 1995 in Ossian at age 80, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian. Hedwig married Joseph Henry Tieskoetter on 30 Apr 1935, son of Bernard F. (Barney) Tieskoetter Jr. and Mary A. Elsbernd. Joseph was born on 30 Apr 1909 in Festina, died on 27 Jan 1969 in Decorah at age 59, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. They had six children: Kenneth Joseph, Derald B., Roger Nilus, Marvin Cyril, Leroy, and Lester Robert.

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

7-Maureen Tieskoetter was born in 1967.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7-Alena Tieskoetter was born on 8 Aug 1970.

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

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

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

7-Le Phi Long Tieskoetter was born in 1972.

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

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

7-Caleb Tieskoetter was born in 1974.

Lester next married Rachel Maxine Jarchow, daughter of Dale Jarchow. Rachel was born on 17 Feb 1944.

5-Nilus Peter Holthaus was born on 19 Jun 1916 in Festina and died on 3 Jun 1995 in Decorah at age 78. Nilus married Irene Barbara Bodensteiner, daughter of Carl John Bodensteiner and Johanna Margaret Rausch. Irene was born on 23 Nov 1922. They had 12 children: Lawrence Joseph, James Charles, Joyce Helen, Elaine Hedwig, Judith Kay, John Irvin, William Robert, Michael Richard, Margaret Ann, Charles Peter, Daniel James, and Karen Joyce.

6-Lawrence Joseph Holthaus was born on 12 Aug 1941 in Fort Atkinson. Lawrence married Lucy Deschens on 4 Oct 1968. Lucy was born on 20 May 1947 in Elk River, Minnesota. They had two children.

7-Heidi Annette Holthaus was born on 29 Jun 1969. Heidi married Jan Andrea on 26 Jun 1993. Jan was born in Nov 1969.

7-Jason P. Holthaus was born on 24 May 1974 and died on 11 May 1992 at age 17.

6-James Charles Holthaus was born on 4 Oct 1942. James married Diane Getz on 9 Oct 1971 in Bismark, Burleigh Co., North Dakota. Diane was born on 21 Dec 1951. They had two children. The marriage ended in divorce.

7-Tracy Dee Holthaus was born on 5 Oct 1972. Tracy married Daniel Paul Frye.

7-Amanda Marie Holthaus was born on 15 Jan 1976. Amanda married Jeffrey Stuart Powers.

James next married Norma D. Barth on 2 Jun 1989. Norma was born in 1938.

6-Joyce Helen Holthaus was born on 28 Jun 1944. Joyce married Michael J. Pint on 5 Sep 1964. Michael was born on 3 Oct 1943. They had two children.

7-Kimberly Anne Pint was born on 17 Jun 1966. Kimberly married Timothy Patrick Welsh.

7-Stephen Michael Pint was born on 10 May 1969. Stephen married Heather Leigh Nelson on 11 Oct 1997, daughter of Kenneth James Nelson and Judith Elaine Johnson. Heather was born on 13 Jan 1970. They had one daughter.

8-Taylor Leigh Pint was born on 29 Dec 2001.

6-Elaine Hedwig Holthaus was born on 28 Aug 1945. Elaine married Thomas D. Bush on 26 Mar 1965 in Decorah. Thomas was born on 25 Jul 1942 in Calmar. They had three children.

7-Joanne Renae Bush was born on 11 Aug 1966 in Ohio. Joanne married Michael E. Petrey on 1 Feb 1992.

7-Michelle Ann Bush was born on 23 May 1969 in Illinois. Michelle married Kevin J. Mullins.

7-Scott Thomas Bush was born on 11 Feb 1971 in Illinois.

6-Judith Kay Holthaus was born on 9 Mar 1947. Judith married Alban Victor DeLarme on 7 Sep 1968 in Decorah. Alban was born on 11 Apr 1943. They had three children.

7-Jeffrey John DeLarme was born on 21 Jun 1974 in Illinois.

7-Paul William DeLarme was born on 3 Feb 1979.

7-Philip Michael DeLarme was born on 3 Feb 1979.

6-John Irvin Holthaus was born on 12 Nov 1949. John married Mary G. Stock on 16 Aug 1980. Mary was born on 18 May 1954. They had three children.

7-Ann Kristen Holthaus was born on 12 Mar 1983 in Illinois.

7-Beth Allison Holthaus was born on 27 Jun 1984 in Illinois.

7-Eric Holthaus was born on 10 Jan 1987 in Illinois.

6-William Robert Holthaus was born on 31 Dec 1952. William married Janice Kay Gerleman on 7 Jun 1980 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, daughter of Virgil William Gerleman and Grace Ann Lensing. Janice was born on 20 Jan 1957. They had four children.

7-Lynette Renae Holthaus was born on 23 Mar 1982. Lynette married Dale Allen Kruse on 14 May 2005 in St. Aloysius, son of Leon J. Kruse and Shirley Kauten. Dale was born on 25 Mar 1978.

7-Laurie Jean Holthaus was born on 10 Sep 1984.

7-Allyson Holthaus was born on 25 Jun 1986.

7-Mitchell Holthaus was born on 17 Sep 1989.

6-Michael Richard Holthaus was born on 28 Jun 1954. Michael married Nancy Jean Mix on 16 Jul 1977. Nancy was born on 4 Feb 1956 in Minneapolis. They had two children.

7-Marcy Leigh Holthaus was born on 23 Sep 1980.

7-Marcus Michael Holthaus was born on 17 Nov 1984.

6-Margaret Ann Holthaus was born on 5 Sep 1957. Margaret married Gaylon John Jennings on 13 Aug 1983 in Decorah. Gaylon was born on 1 Feb 1953. They had three children.

7-Sarah Jennings was born on 24 Mar 1987.

7-Samatha Jennings was born on 20 Jun 1989.

7-Suzanne Jennings was born on 7 Jan 1992.

6-Charles Peter Holthaus was born on 12 Oct 1958. Charles married Cynthia R. Majher. Cynthia was born in 1964.

6-Daniel James Holthaus was born on 6 Nov 1960. Daniel married Marlyn Jane Neuzil 6 11 19888. Marlyn was born on 2 Apr 1963.

6-Karen Joyce Holthaus was born on 22 Dec 1962.

5-Cyril Felix Holthaus was born on 25 May 1918 in Festina. Cyril married Edna Kuennen on 16 Feb 1942, daughter of Clement John Kuennen and Mathilda (Tillie) Croatt. Edna was born on 3 Apr 1921. They had three childrene.

6-Joseph Gerald Holthaus was born on 23 Nov 1942 in Decorah, died on 30 Aug 2006 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 63, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. Joseph married Rita Ann Pavlovec on 28 Aug 1965 in Fort Atkinson, daughter of James Pavlovec and Mary Agnes Riha. Rita was born on 7 Jul 1945. They had six children. He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Church, Knights of Columbus, and the Spillville Fireworks Committee. Joe was also a member of the South Winneshiek school board for over 10 years. An avid hunter (especially prairie dogs) and enthusiastic reader, he enjoyed his e-mails, loved his fireworks, and looked forward to coffee with his friends each morning. He especially loved spending time with his six grandchildren.

7-Sherann (Cheryl) Holthaus was born on 16 May 1966. Sherann married Duane Marvin Kleve on 21 Jun 1986 in Ossian, son of Marvin John Kleve and Alvera Linda Tillman. Duane was born on 27 Jul 1965.

7-Julie Marie Holthaus was born on 4 Jun 1967.

7-Steven J. Holthaus was born on 18 Dec 1968. Steven married Molly Nelson. Molly was born in 1974.

7-Sandra K. Holthaus was born on 15 Jul 1973. Sandra married Christopher Clark.

7-Kris Ann Holthaus was born on 13 Feb 1975. Kris married Timothy Jerome Thuente, son of Vernon Lambert Thuente and Sandra Susan Einck. Timothy was born in Apr 1972. They had two children.

8-Lindsey Ann Thuente

8-Hailey Jo Thuente was born on 1 Jun 2006 and was christened on 16 Jul 2006 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors.

7-Karla J. Holthaus was born on 13 Feb 1975. Karla married Brian D. Baumler, son of William J. Baumler and Shirley Miller. Brian was born on 7 May 1971 in Ossian.

6-Cleo C. Holthaus was born on 13 Apr 1944, died on 17 Sep 2006 in Castalia of Lymphoctic leukemia at age 62, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. Cleo married Linda Auer on 9 Aug 1969 in St. Bridget's Catholic Church. Linda was born on 7 Feb 1948. They had two children.

7-Shawn Alan Holthaus was born on 30 Jul 1971.

7-Ryan M. Holthaus was born on 7 Oct 1974. Ryan married Lori Wagner.

6-Diane Holthaus was born on 20 Jun 1946. Diane married Burdette Davison. Burdette was born on 10 May 1944. They had three children.

7-Shannon L. Davison was born in 1965. Shannon married Kartina Bradshaw. They had one son: Brandon. Shannon next married Jennifer Rich. They had one son: Zachary.

7-Travis L. Davison was born on 21 Jul 1971. Travis married Katrina Diane Smith. They had one son: Nicholas. Travis next married Nichole Wilson. They had two children: Mariah and Noah.

7-Leah A. Davison was born on 23 Jun 1975. Leah married Mr. Smaby.

Diane next married Christopher Miles Smaby. Christopher was born on 23 Jun 1949. They had two children.

7-Damien Christopher Smaby was born on 21 May 1982.

5-Sylvia Elizabeth Holthaus was born on 8 Feb 1920 in Festina and died on 8 Sep 1963 in Rochester at age 43. Sylvia married Albert Henry Bodensteiner on 27 Sep 1938, son of Carl John Bodensteiner and Johanna Margaret Rausch. Albert was born on 24 Jul 1913 in St. Lucas, died on 31 Dec 1996 in Hillcrest Nursing Home in Summer at age 83, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. They had seven children.

6-Ronald Carl Bodensteiner was born on 8 Aug 1939. Ronald married Madonna (Donna) Tupy. Madonna was born on 17 Jul 1938. They had four children: Kevin Francis, Michele Mae, Kristin C., and Kyle Ronald.

6-Leon Joseph Bodensteiner was born on 20 Nov 1941.

6-Duane Raymond Bodensteiner was born on 17 Jun 1943. Duane married Beatrice Brannon on 28 Jun 1966, daughter of Leonard Brannon and Roberta Adams. Beatrice was born on 31 May 1944. They had four children: Denise Ann, Carla Jean, Noel Duane, and Gregory Ronald.

6-Neil Albert Bodensteiner was born on 10 Sep 1945 in Decorah. Neil married Dorothy Barbara Busta on 18 Nov 1967, daughter of Jacob A. Busta Jr. and Colette Anna Schmitt. Dorothy was born in Apr 1946. They had four children: Paula Marie, Lynn Renee, Karen Kay, and Brian Carl.

6-Jeanette Irene Bodensteiner was born on 5 Jun 1947. Jeanette married Leallan N. (Luke) Croatt, son of Nicholas John Croatt and Eleanor A. Nienhaus. Leallan was born on 14 Sep 1945. They had two children: Allison Lea and Aimee Beth.

6-Donna Kay Bodensteiner was born on 22 May 1951. Donna married John Anthony Weibel on 27 Dec 1975 in St. Luke's Catholic Church. John was born on 15 Jan 1941 in Colorado. They had three children: Laura Lynn, Brenda Sue, and Aaron Karl.

6-Wanda Mary Bodensteiner was born on 20 Apr 1955. Wanda married Robert Duane Sanders. Robert was born on 24 Jan 1954. They had three children: Shelby Lynn, Shaun David, and Jeremy Robert.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6-Robert John (Petey) Lensing was born on 27 Jul 1943 in Decorah, died on 12 Jan 2004 in Festina at age 60, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Robert married Doris Ann Bushman on 28 Sep 1963 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of Raymond Henry Bushman and Julitta Catherina Agnes Kleve. Doris was born on 5 Aug 1944. They had five children. They raised and sold chickens and eggs. He trucked Full-O-Pep Feeds and was a Rath Feed salesman. In 1974 he bought the mill in Festina and sold Golden Sun Feeds until 1999. He then worked for Farmer's Coop in Fort Atkinson.

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

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

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

7-Charity Ann Lensing was born on 17 Jul 1970. Charity married Jeffrey William Kuboushek on 2 Oct 1993 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Jeffrey was born on 14 Jun 1970.

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

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

7-Elizabeth Lensing was born on 7 Nov 1974.

7-Amy Lensing was born on 18 Oct 1978.

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

7-Jennifer Lensing was born on 15 Mar 1973.

7-Holly Lensing was born on 11 Dec 1976.

7-Ben Lensing was born on 8 Feb 1980.

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

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

7-Jason Lensing was born on 19 Feb 1977.

6-Susan Lensing was born on 25 Nov 1951, died on 18 Sep 1970 in Festina at age 18, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors.

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

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

7-Minday Mae Lensing was born on 20 Sep 1977. Minday married William Bunn on 9 Sep 2006 in St. Benedict.

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

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

7-Katherine Lensing was born on 23 Sep 1985.

6-Mary Ann Lensing was born on 11 Apr 1957. Mary married Terence Norbert (Terry). Wenthold, son of Herbert H. Wenthold and Mildred Einck. Terence was born on 3 Dec 1953. They had four children.

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

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

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

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

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

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

7-Benea Price was born on 10 Jun 1969.

7-Tasha Price was born on 20 Dec 1971.

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

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

5-Robert Joseph Holthaus was born on 8 Sep 1922 in Festina, died on 11 Mar 2003 in Calmar at age 80, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. He had two daughters with his firstwife: Jeanie and Kimberly. Robert married Sandra Bullerman on 21 Apr 1975. Sandra was born on 15 Mar 1942.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra; two daughters, Jeanie Chipera of Calmar and Kimberly Steggall of Waverly; two sons, Gary Bullerman of Gilbertville and Scott Bullerman of Fort Madison.

5-Esther Anna Holthaus was born on 21 Jul 1924 in Festina. Esther married Lawrence W. Timp, son of William J. Timp and Louise H. Wenthold on 26 Sep 1944. Lawrence was born on 18 Feb 1920 in Calmar and died in Sep 1970 in Iowa at age 50. They had four children.

6-Martin C. Timp was born in 1952. Martin married Tima.

6-Kevin Lawrence Timp was born in Jun 1954. Kevin married Nancy Ann Huinker, daughter of Donald Leo Huinker and Catherine Elizabeth Zweibohmer. Nancy was born in Nov 1954. They had two children.

7-Joy Ann Timp was born in Dec 1974. Joy married Greg Sim. They had one daughter: Brianna.

7-Jessica Lynn Timp married Gregory Loras Drilling, son of Loras Drilling and Joyce Barbara Croatt. Gregory was born on 20 Nov 1977. They had one son: Sayler.

6-Randal Joseph Timp was born in 1956. Randal married Tina Eichenberger, daughter of Anthony John Eichenberger and Lorraine Schlichte. Tina was born on 19 Aug 1958. They had three children: Jennifer, Lucas, and Tracy.

6-David Joseph Timp was born in 1960. David married Kris Klimesh on 23 Jul 1994 in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, daughter of Charles Klimesh and Martha.

5-Rufus Felix Holthaus was born on 27 Mar 1927 in Festina and died on 23 Jul 2005 in Serenity House, Tomah at age 78. He volunteered for military service and was inducted on 26 Oct 1950 along with Norbert Lechtenberg, Serenus Elsbernd, Joseph Gerleman, Jerome Rothmeyer and Edmund Hemesath. They trained at Ft. Leonard Wood. and served during the Korean conflict. Rufus married Rosemary A. Humpal on 23 Aug 1954 in St. Aloysius, daughter of Leonard A. Humpal and Cecilia Anna Klimesh. Rosemary was born on 14 Dec 1934. They had five children. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. They farmed in the area for 25 years. After moving to Tomah, he was a yardman for 20 years at Tomah Lumber and Fuel.

6-Lonnie Holthaus was born on 24 May 1955. Lonnie married Rochelle. Rochelle was born in Wisconsin.

6-Randall L. Holthaus was born on 3 Aug 1956. Randall married Mavis.

6-Colleen Holthaus was born on 9 Mar 1960. Colleen married Dale R. Johnson.

6-Leroy D. Holthaus was born on 8 Aug 1963. Leroy married Ruth A.

6-Jeffrey Nilus Holthaus was born on 14 Sep 1965. Jeffrey married Kristi Jo Feddersen on 6 Jun 1987 in Monroe Co., Wisconsin.

5-Alice Clara Holthaus was born on 27 Nov 1931. Alice married Donald T. Scheidel on 27 Dec 1951. Donald was born on 29 Jun 1932 and died on 29 Oct 1992 at age 60. They had two children.

6-Anthony L. Scheidel

6-Timothy Donald Scheidel was born on 18 Oct 1952 in Idaho. Timothy married Jane Marie Reicks on 27 Apr 1974 in Festina, daughter of Cornelius John (Neil) Reicks and Alice Catherine Huinker. Jane was born on 20 Aug 1951. They had three children.

7-Jeremy Paul Scheidel was born on 23 Apr 1976 in Iowa. Jeremy married Caroline Ann Stammeyer on 9 Jun 2001. Caroline was born on 27 Apr 1978 in West Union. They had two children.

8-Lucas Thomas Scheidel was born on 17 May 2002.

8-Gabrielle Jane Scheidel was born on 11 Mar 2005.

7-Nathan Neal Scheidel was born on 25 Nov 1977 in Iowa. Nathan married Melissa Kay DePuew on 11 Aug 2000. Melissa was born on 15 Jul 1980. They had one son: Tyler Thomas.

8-Tyler Thomas Scheidel was born on 3 Dec 2002.

7-Casey Timothy Scheidel was born on 25 Feb 1982 in Iowa. Casey married Carrie Anne Best on 21 Oct 2006 in Fort Atkinson.

5-Dolores Margaret Holthaus was born on 27 Jun 1933 in Festina. Dolores married John Dale Meyer on 22 Sep 1953 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, son of Daniel Meyer and Laura. John was born on 16 May 1928 in Fort Atkinson. They had six children: Arlen, Steve, Tina, Connie, Karla, and John.

6-Arlen Meyer was born of Lakewood, CA. Arlen married Mr. Burla.

6-Steve Meyer married Ruthann. Ruthan was born of Calmar.

6-Tina Meyer married Roger Hanson.

6-Connie Meyer married Robert Berry.

6-Karla Meyer married William Klimesh of Cresco.

6-John Meyer married Patricia.

4-Mathilda Holthaus was born in Oct 1887 in Festina and died on 15 Mar 1977 in Ossian at age 89. Mathilda married John Cremer on 10 Oct 1905, son of Wilhelm Cremer Jr. and Paulina Henneke. John was born on 25 Jul 1872 in Military Twp.. They had nine children.

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

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

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

8-Ricardo Alberto Mares was born on 26 Aug 1983 in Houston, Harris Co., Texas.

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

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

8-Jessica Sagen was born on 8 Nov 1980 in Minnesota. Jessica married and had 1 child, Christine

9-Christine Sagen was born in 1997 in Rochester.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Steven next married Umbrelina Trevino on 17 Sep 1988. Umbrelina was born on 16 Nov 1957. They had one son: Jonathon Paul.

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

8-Jennifer Cremer was born on 12 Nov 1980.

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

7-Christopher M. Cremer was born on 11 Jun 1958. Christopher married Dawn Marie Hanlon on 2 Apr 1977. Dawn was born on 2 Jun 1960. They had one daughter: Tracy Lynn.

8-Tracy Lynn Cremer was born in Jun 1977.

Christopher next married Alicia Camarillo on 4 Feb 1989. Alicia was born on 31 Oct 1960. They had one son: Nathan T.

7-Suzanne Lynn Cremer was born on 18 Mar 1960. Suzanne married Paul William Gydesen on 13 Oct 1984 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Paul was born on 26 Feb 1962. They had two children: Nickolas William and Amy Lynn.

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

5-Francis Cremer was born in 1907 in Winneshiek Co., Iowa.

5-Gregory Joseph Cremer was born on 18 Jul 1910 in Military Twp. and died on 31 Aug 1988 in Bellevue, Sarpy Co., Nebraska at age 78.

5-Marcella Mary Cremer was born on 31 oct 1911 and died on 9 Nov 1911.

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

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

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

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

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

6-Sharon Kay Cremer was born on 16 Jun 1947 in Cresco, died on 6 Aug 2007 at age 60, and was buried in Reilly Ridge Cemetery. Sharon married Donald George Winter on 4 May 1968 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Donald was born on 23 Sep 1944 in Lives In Lawler. They had three children. They farmed their present farm near Lawler. She and her daughter owned the Blue Iris floral and gift shop in New Hampton.

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

7-Ryan P. Winter was born in 1980.

7-June Winter married Charles Gebel.

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

7-Andrew S. Cremer was born in 1980.

7-Katherine Ann Cremer was born in 1983.

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

7-Jacob Francis Cremer was born in 1984.

5-Marie Anne Cremer was born 24 Aug 1920 in Military Twp., died Jan 1979 in Calmar She married Cornelius Henry Rothmeyer on 28 Oct 1941 at Our Lady of Seven Dolors. He was born 24 Sep 1918 in Festina, died 1987 in Calmar. They had three children.

6-Joyce Ann Rothmeyer married Clifford L. Bullerman on 19 Dec 1970. They had three children, Joyce, Nicole and Brenda.

6-Linda Lou Rothmeyer married Gerald Edward Mikota on 27 Jun 1970 at St. Aloysius. They had three sons, Mark THomas, Ryan Jon, and Chad Gerald.

6-Gerald Francis Rothmeyer was born Oct 1942. He married Elizabeth Lou Randolph on 2 Oct 1965. They had two sons, David John and Scott David. The marriage ended in divorce.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8-Jamison Andrew Vondersitt

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

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

4-Carolina Holthaus was born on 24 Mar 1891 in Festina and died on 24 Mar 1891 in Festina.

4-Infant Holthaus was born on 28 Jun 1892 in Festina and died on 29 Jun 1892 in Festina.

4-Felix Alphonse Holthaus was born on 22 Sep 1895 in Festina and died on 29 Dec 1961 in Decorah at age 66. Felix married Agnes Schmitt, daughter of John Schmitt and Betha Elizabeth Boeding on 14 May 1918 in St.Lucas. Agnes was born on 8 Dec 1898 in St. Lucas and died on 7 Jul 1980 in Decorah at age 81. They had nine children.

5-Augustine John (August) Holthaus was born on 13 Nov 1919 in Festina, died on 5 May 2005 in Ossian at age 85, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Augustine married Ethel A. Schissel on 26 Jun 1941 in St. Francis Catholic Church, daughter of Nicholas Schissel and Anna M. Buschman. Ethel was born on 26 Jun 1924 in Fort Atkinson, died on 13 Oct 2000 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 76, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had five children.

He farmed for many years and also drove a grain truck. He worked for F & W Truckline, sold A.O. Smith Harvestor silos and Olin Fertilizer. He also helped at the Winneshiek County ASCS office. He retired in 1989.
Survivors include five sisters-in-law: Germaine Holthaus, Calmar; Dorothy Holthaus, Cresco; Caroline Lechtenberg, Hildegard Schissel and Marie Schissel, all of Ossian and many nieces and nephews.


6-Loren F. Holthaus was born on 5 Jul 1944 and died on 4 Nov 1995 in Iowa at age 51. Loren married Vernelle Ann Bullerman on 17 Jun 1967, daughter of Leonard William Bullerman and Irma Mae Schmitt. Vernelle was born on 13 Mar 1947. They had seven children.

7-Lori Ann Holthaus was born on 8 Jul 1968. Lori married and had 1 child, Jason

8-Jason Holthaus was born in 1992.

7-Leslie Holthaus was born on 9 Dec 1969.

7-Gary L. Holthaus was born on 19 Jul 1971.

7-Kelly R. Holthaus was born on 26 Sep 1973.

7-Lynn R. Holthaus was born on 28 Feb 1979.

7-Marcus Loren Holthaus was born on 2 Oct 1983.

7-Travis Holthaus was born on 4 Sep 1985.

6-Roger J. Holthaus was born on 4 Jun 1946, died on 9 May 1997 in West Union at age 50, and was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Roger married Bernice Katherine Balk, daughter of Theodore H. Balk and Leona M. Bodensteiner. Bernice was born on 31 Jan 1946. They had three children.

7-Wendy Jo Holthaus was born on 23 Apr 1972. Wendy married Michael J. Schmiedeler.

7-Todd Carol Holthaus was born on 17 Jul 1970.

7-Christopher Alan Holthaus was born on 5 Jun 1975.

6-Elizabeth (Betty) Holthaus was born on 1 Sep 1954. Elizabeth married James Charles Larson. James was born on 4 Jun 1942.

6-Clifford R. Holthaus was born on 5 Feb 1955 in Decorah. Clifford married Lois K. Hageman, daughter of Conrad Linus Hageman and Gertrude Eleanor Loesch. Lois was born on 1 Oct 1955. They had four children.

7-Chad M. Holthaus was born on 15 Oct 1976 in Decorah.

7-Eric J. Holthaus was born on 27 Mar 1979.

7-Ryan J. Holthaus was born in 1979. Ryan married Molly Monroe on 24 Jun 2006 in Stavanger Lutheran Church.

7-Justin Holthaus

6-August Holthaus Jr. was born on 27 Dec 1963.

5-Ralph J. Holthaus was born on 15 Aug 1921 in Festina. Ralph married Olivia Susan Brincks on 28 Sep 1943 in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian, daughter of Herman J. Brincks and Pauline E. Weber. Olivia was born on 29 Mar 1923 in Fort Atkinson, died on 5 Feb 2001 in New Hampton at age 77, and was buried in St. Francis De Sales Cemetery. They had six children.

6-Dorothy P. Holthaus was born on 18 Jul 1946. Dorothy married Donald Hugo Bushman, son of Raymond Henry Bushman and Julitta Catherina Agnes Kleve. Donald was born on 20 Sep 1943 in Calmar.

6-Kenneth R. Holthaus was born on 26 Nov 1948. Kenneth married Karen J. Karen was born on 18 Jan 1952. They had three children.

7-Kory Ray Holthaus was born on 11 May 1972.

7-Kelly J. Holthaus was born on 3 Nov 1976.

7-Kayla Jean Holthaus was born on 25 Jun 1985 in Decorah. Kayla married Michael James Franzen on 20 Aug 2005 in St. Benedicts, Decorah, son of Leroy Edward Franzen and Joann Agnes Lutkenhaus. Michael was born on 28 Mar 1974.

6-Thomas Augustine Holthaus was born on 12 Nov 1952 in Postville. Thomas married Kris Ann Brown, daughter of Clarence Brown and Lavonne Rosendahl. Kris was born on 13 Feb 1957. They had two children.

7-Joshua Edward Holthaus was born on 18 Jul 1976.

7-Matthew J. Holthaus was born on 14 Jun 1980.

6-Duane R. Holthaus was born on 6 May 1957. He sells PVC fencing. Duane married Elizabeth A. Elizabeth was born on 9 Aug 1959. They had two children.

7-Jill M. Holthaus was born on 26 Mar 1981.

7-Holly Ann Holthaus was born on 5 Jul 1983.

Duane next married Kelly J. Lamson on 28 Jan 1984 in Minnesota.

6-Jane A. Holthaus was born on 20 Jan 1960. Jane married Rodney Dotzler.

6-Mary Holthaus died young.

5-Rudolph Gustave (Rudy) Holthaus was born on 15 Mar 1923 in Festina, died on 28 Dec 2002 in Aase-Haugen Nursing Home, Decorah at age 79, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Rudolph married Germaine Clara Dietzenbach on 1 Aug 1947 in St. Lucas, daughter of Andrew Dietzenbach and Cecilia Marie Kipp. Germaine was born on 13 Aug 1927. They had three children.

Services for Rudolph G. "Rudy" Holthaus of Calmar were held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 31 at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Festina.
Rudolph, 79 died Saturday, December 28, 2002 at the Aase Haugen Nursing Home following a short illness.
He is survived by his wife Germaine of Calmar; two daughters: Marleen Numedahl and Jan Vick, both of Decorah; one son: Leland of Calmar; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three sisters: Agnes Riha and Lillian Holthaus, both of Decorah, and Caroline Schildmeyer of Ossian; and three brothers: August and Ralph, both of Ossian, and Francis of Calmar.

6-Marleen Cecilia Holthaus was born on 24 Aug 1949. Marleen married Ronald J. Numedahl. Ronald was born on 25 Dec 1944 in Decorah. They had three children.

7-Jeffrey John Numedahl was born on 11 Jan 1970.

7-Jill Marie Numedahl was born on 12 Oct 1974. Jill married Andred Sallis on 4 Aug 1995.

7-June Ann Numedahl was born on 7 Sep 1979.

6-Janice Agnes Holthaus was born on 6 Sep 1954. Janice married Curtis Edward Vick. Curtis was born on 24 May 1975 in Festina. They had two children.

7-Wendy Sue Vick was born on 29 Nov 1979.

7-Pamela Jean Vick was born on 30 Apr 1981.

6-Leland R. Holthaus was born on 3 May 1960 in Calmar. Leland married Christine Ann Reisdorg Gemz on 13 Aug 1988. The marriage ended in divorce. Christine was born on 6 May 1956.

5-Severin Holthaus was born on 26 Sep 1924 in Festina and died in Nov 1983 in Cresco at age 59. Severin married Dorothy Ludmilla Schmitt, daughter of Louis Schmitt and Barbara (Joanna) Winter. Dorothy was born on 1 Jun 1923 in Cresco. They had two children. His enlistment papers show that he was an automobile serviceman in 1944.

6-Allen Clarence Holthaus was born on 1 Mar 1958 in Cresco. Allen married Brenda Marie. Brenda was born on 2 Nov 1960.

6-Steven Linus Holthaus was born on 7 Nov 1961 in Cresco. Steven married Kimberly R. Kimberly was born on 3 Jun 1964.

Severin next married Dorothy Ludmilla Winter in Oct 1947 in St. Mary's, Waucoma, daughter of Ludwig (Louis) Winter and Barbara (Johanna) Balk. Dorothy was born on 12 Jun 1923.

He served in WWII. After their marriage they lived on Severin's parent's farm near Calmar.

5-Rosemary Holthaus was born in 1926 in Festina and died young.

5-Agnes Anna Holthaus was born on 31 Dec 1927 in Festina. Agnes married Edward Frank Riha in May 1947 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Festina, son of Frank John Riha Jr. and Mary Franzen. Edward was born on 14 Feb 1922 in St. Lucas, died on 10 Dec 2001 in Decorah at age 79, and was buried in St. Benedicts Cemetery. They had seven children. They lived on a farm near Waucoma.

6-Frank E. Riha was born in 1948. Frank married Jo Marie Numedahl. Jo was born on 20 Dec 1949. They had two children.

7-Jodene Sue Riha was born in 1971.

7-Erik M. Riha was born on 8 Sep 1975. He married Amy R. Lemrick.

6-Gene R. Riha was born in 1956. Gene married Judy Marie.

6-Rosemary Riha was born on 16 Jul 1949. Rosemary married Ronald Francis Hackman, son of Leo Hackman and Rita Ruth Leibold, on 18 Jan 1969 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. They had three children.

7-Steven Hackman was born on 6 Aug 1969 and died on 27 Jan 1970.

7-Michael Robert Hackman was born in 1970.

7-Jason R. Hackman was born on 15 Oct 1974.

6-Carol Ann Riha was born 9 Nov 1950. Carol married Bernard Puffer. on 11 Apr 1970. They lived on a farm near Spillville.

6-Betty Lou Riha was born on 12 Apr 1953 in New Hampton. Betty married John Victor Foreman on 26 Aug 1972 in Provitin, son of John Francis Foreman and Catherine Marie Huber. John was born on 26 Nov 1950 in St. Lucas. They had four children.

7-Stephanie Lee Foreman was born on 9 Aug 1973. Stephanie married Shane David Griffin. Shane was born on 10 Jun 1971. They had one daughter: Alexandra.

8-Alexandra Griffin was born on 23 Dec 1995.

7-Stacy Kaye Foreman was born on 11 Feb 1975. Stacy married Eran Moscona on 20 May 2004 in Culver Park, LaJolla Co., California.

7-John Adam Foreman was born on 10 Aug 1978.

7-Shanda Terrae Foreman was born on 21 Dec 1979. Shanda married Jeremy Miller on 14 Jun 2002 in St. Luke's Catholic Church.

6-Connie Riha was born 7 Jul 1963. Connie married Alan Muhlenbruch on 5 Sep 1981.

6-Lori A. Riha was born 8 Jul 1965. Lori married Wade A. Fisher.

5-Lillian Elizabeth Holthaus was born on 5 Oct 1929 in Festina.

5-Francis August Holthaus was born on 6 Jan 1933. Francis married Luella Bertha Franzen, daughter of Edward Joseph Franzen and Rose Schmitt. Luella was born on 16 Nov 1932, died on 30 Sep 1997 in Calmar at age 64, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had three children.

6-Richard Francis Holthaus was born on 25 Apr 1956. Richard married Lou Ann Zweibohmer, daughter of Gustave Andrew Zweibohmer and Armella Jauert. Lou was born on 13 Nov 1956. They had three children.

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

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

7-Jarrett Lee Holthaus was born in 1997.

6-Ronald E. Holthaus was born on 5 May 1957 in Ossian. Ronald married Elaine Tieskoetter, daughter of Frank Bernard Tieskoetter and Marie Gossling. Elaine was born on 2 Apr 1960. They had four children. They purchased a home in Ossian that is over a centry old and remodeled it.

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

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

7-Kryski Lou Holthaus was born in 1987.

7-Ross Ronald Holthaus was born in 1989.

6-Denise Holthaus was born on 25 Oct 1963. Denise married Steven E. Vangsness.

5-Caroline Theresa Holthaus was born on 6 Apr 1935. Caroline married Joseph H. Schildmeyer on 29 Sep 1952. He was born on 27 Mar 1930. They had two known children.

6-Sandra Agnes Schildmeyer was born in 1957. She married Gary Clarence Bishop on 3 July 1982 at St. Francis, Ossian.

6-Michael J. Schildmeyer was born in 1967. He married Kim.

4-Monika Josephine Holthaus was born on 26 Nov 1897 in Festina and died on 19 Mar 1977 in Calmar at age 79. Monika married Felix Hageman, son of Frederick Hageman and Catherine Wenthold. Felix was born on 8 Sep 1891 in Festina and died in Oct 1970 in Calmar at age 79. They had six children.

5-Irene C. Hageman was born on 9 Aug 1918 in Fort Atkinson. Irene married Edmund Schmitz, son of Bernard Schmitz Jr. and Elizabeth Lechtenberg. Edmund was born on 8 Jun 1915 and died in Nov 1973 at age 58. They had two children.

6-Gerald Carl Schmitz was born on 17 May 1952 in West Union and died on 26 Jan 2003 at age 50. Gerald married Martha Alvera (Marti) Tieskotter, daughter of Andrew B. Tieskotter and Bernadine Tillman. Martha was born on 30 Jun 1953. They had four children.

7-Jeffrey Edmund Schmitz was born on 8 Sep 1981 in West Union, died on 22 May 2005 in Festina at age 23, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Jeffrey married Lindsay Lewis on 22 May 2004 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of Steve Lewis. Jeff loved the farm and he loved to do Civil War Re-enactments. Jeff also helped out at the Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah. He was preparing to grind a wagonload of feed when the wagon rolled and pinned him against a tractor tire. The wagon and tractor were on a driveway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

7-Jon Michael Schmitz was born on 1 Feb 1985 and died on 1 Feb 1985.

7-Curtis L. Schmitz was born on 16 Sep 1986.

7-Kelli Elizabeth Schmitz was born on 26 May 1991.

6-Paul F. Schmitz

5-H. Hageman was born on 14 May 1921, died on 14 Jul 1992 in Calmar at age 71, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Carl married Margaret Marie. Margaret was born on 30 Jan 1923. They had no children.

5-Julius Hageman was born in 1923 in Washington, Winneshiek Co., Iowa.

5-Richard Fred Hageman was born on 31 Oct 1925 in Calmar and died on 5 Aug 2004 in Ossian Senior Hospice, Calmar at age 78. Richard married Clara Mae Scholbrock on 28 Nov 1964 in Prairie Du Chein, daughter of William Bernard Scholbrock and Regina Clara Kipp. Clara was born on 20 Oct 1925 in Festina and died on 28 Mar 1981 in Decorah at age 55.

5-Melvin Hageman was born on 21 Aug 1927 in Fort Atkinson. Melvin married Helen E. Heying on 29 Sep 1963 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of Joseph Heying and Rose M. Bohr. Helen was born on 5 May 1933. They had eight children.

6-Sally Hageman

6-Rodney Hageman married Sandy.

6-Daniel Hageman

6-Sheryl J. Hageman was born in Aug 1959. She married Parry R. Sievert. Parry was born in Jan 1959.

6-Timothy Hageman married Lori.

6-Patrick Hageman was born of Marshalltown.

6-Joseph Hageman married Cheryl.

6-Susan Hageman was born in Mar 1968. Susan married Darin Einwalter. Darin was born in 1967.

5-Gustave P. (Gust) Hageman was born on 10 Jun 1934, died on 23 Feb 1997 in Sattre, Iowa at age 62, and was buried in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Calmar. He married Helen E. Helen was born on 5 May 1933. They had no children and Helen is not mentioned in his obit.

4-Gustav Holthaus was born in Dec 1902 in Festina and died on 15 Mar 1949 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas at age 46. In 1930, he lived in Festina with his widowed mother.

3-Agatha Freihaus Holthaus was born on 2 Mar 1859 in Festina and died on 8 Jul 1934 in Yankton, Yankton Co., South Dakota at age 75. Agatha married William Kabeiseman on 27 May 1878 in St. Francis, Ossian, son of Wilhelm Kabeiseman and Maria Lange. William was born on 13 Apr 1850 in Nordrhein-Westfalen and died on 20 Mar 1925 in Yankton, Hutchinson Co., South Dakota at age 74. They had ten children.

4-Joseph Kabeiseman was born on 17 Mar 1879 in Ossian and died on 15 Feb 1912 in Parkston, Hutchinson Co., South Dakota at age 32. Joseph married Bertha Klimisch in Sep 1902, daughter of Anton Klimisch and Maria Magdalena Kunze. Bertha was born on 23 May 1881 and died on 12 May 1965 at age 83.

4-Otto C. Kabeiseman was born on 2 Jun 1901 in Hutchinson, Dimo Co., South Dakota and died on 19 Oct 1967 in Yankton, Yankton Co., South Dakota at age 66.

4-Mary Kabeiseman was born on 11 Apr 1881 in Ossian and died on 25 Nov 1954 in St. Francis Hospital, La Crosse at age 73. Died at St. Francis Hospital.

4-Ida Christina Kabeiseman was born on 13 Dec 1882 in Ossian and died on 11 Jun 1963 in Yankton at age 80.

4-William A. Kabeiseman was born on 12 Nov 1883 in Ossian and died on 13 Nov 1956 in Hutchinson, Mitchell Co., South Dakota at age 73. William married Rose Bowar on 8 Jan 1908, daughter of Lawrence Bowar and Catherine Zehnpfennig. Rose was born on 9 Mar 1886 and died on 10 Aug 1956 in South Dakota at age 70.

4-Elizabeth Philomena Kabeiseman was born in Oct 1885 in Ossian, Winneshiek Co., Iowa and died on 22 Aug 1977 in Yankton, South Dakota at age 91. SS Index shows her as Elizabneth Kabeiseman.

4-Bertha Kabeiseman was born on 5 Nov 1898 in Dimock, Hutchinson Co., South Dakota and died on 6 Oct 1978 in Parkston, Hutchinson Co., South Dakota at age 79.

4-Leo C. Kabeiseman was born on 10 Mar 1890 in Ossian, Winneshiek Co., Iowa and died on 30 Apr 1979 in Yankton at age 89.

4-Vincent Kabeiseman was born on 10 Apr 1892 in Ossian and died on 16 Nov 1893 in Ossian at age 1.

4-Rose Marie Kabeiseman was born on 6 Jul 1894 in Muenster, Cooke Co., Texas and died on 22 Jun 1977 in La Crosse, Wisconsin at age 82. died at Villa St. Joseph. She was probably a nun.

3-Dorothea Mary Holthaus was born on 15 Aug 1860 in Festina, died on 28 Mar 1936 in Parkston, Hutchinson Co., South Dakota at age 75, and was buried in St. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Dorothea married Emile Mathias Untereiner on 18 Oct 1881 in St. Mary's, Festina, son of Jacques (Jacob) Untereiner and Elisabeth Bouillon. Emile was born on 2 Nov 1857 in Old Mission died on 17 Dec 1939 in Cross Plains, Dimock, Hutchinson Co., South Dakota at age 82, and was buried in St. Peter & Paul Cemetery. They had ten children.

4-Alphonse Untereiner was born on 25 Feb 1883 in Festina and died on 30 Jan 1967 in Dimock, Hutchinson Co., South Dakota at age 83. He married Josephine Gilson, daughter of Philippe Gilson and Catherine Steichen. Josephine was born on 11 Mar 1894 in Colmar, Berg, Mersch, Luxembourg and died in Oct 1986 in Dimock at age 92. They had two children.

John and his brothers started Untereiner’s Brothers in 1912 as a John Deere implement dealership, which was later sold to the Weber Implement dealership currently in Parkston, S.D. In 1938, the brothers purchased the lumber company in Dimock, from Fullerton Lumber Company. The yard made canvases, redwood water tanks, and rafters for Quonsets.

5-Charlotte A. Untereiner was born on 14 Jan 1923 in Dimock died on 1 Jun 2005 in Sun City, Arizona at age 82, and was buried in Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis. Charlotte married Charles Aloysius Zehnpfennig on 22 Apr 1947, son of Harry Zehnpfennig and Ida. Charles was born on 21 Jun 1920, died on 17 Jun 2005 in Rockford, Illinois at age 84, and was buried in Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis. They had five children. She attended the University of South Dakota and served in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from the University of South Dakota and served in the U.S. Army. Later Chuck became part owner of a family implement and lumber business. They retired to Sun City, Arizona in 1978 where Chuck sold real estate and was awarded distinction as a Life Member of the President's Roundtable at Ken Meade Realty.

6-Mark Zehnpfennig married Jill.

6-Carol Zchnpfennig married Mr. Evans.

6-Thomas C. Zehnpfennig was born in 1952. Thomas married Sheila A. Sheila was born in 1954.

6-Gene Zehnpfennig

6-Jeanne M. Zehnpfennig was born on 11 Jan 1948. Jeanne married Thomas Freece. Thomas was born on 4 Feb 1946.

5-John Alphonse Untereiner was born on 12 Oct 1925 in Parkinson, South Dakota. John married Irene M. Wisner on 28 Jun 1950, daughter of Francis Wisner and Mary Germsheid. Irene was born on 1 Nov 1928. They had six children.

John entered the United States Navy on February 19, 1944 and served on the USS Feland during the World War II. He also served on the LST and Ammunition ship in the Pacific Theatre. He was discharged from the Navy on May 26, 1946. John was awarded the Good Conduct and New Guinea and Philippine Liberation Medals.
After the war, he returned to Dimock, So. Dak., to work for his father in the implement and lumber business.
In December of 1983, Untereiner's Inc. purchased the United Building Center lumber yard in Parkston as an expansion to the current business.

John served as the Honorable Mayor of Dimock from 1966 to 1999 for a total of 33 years.

6-Debbie Untereiner

6-Bonnie Untereiner was born in 1954. Bonnie married Timothy Bjork. Timothy was born in 1947.

6-Terri Untereiner

6-Ann M. Untereiner was born on 26 Jul 1957. Ann married Steffen Francis Mechtenberg. Steffen was born on 1 Aug 1952.

6-Mary Faye Untereiner was born on 28 May 1959. Mary married Douglas J. Haag. Douglas was born on 13 Nov 1958.

6-Beth A. Untereiner was born on 1 Mar 1963.

4-Mary Untereiner was born on 21 Oct 1884 in Festina, died in 1916 in Grand Forks at age 32, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery.

4-Joseph Frank Untereiner was born on 23 Jan 1887 in Fort Atkinson, died on 4 Jan 1978 in Seattle, King Co., Washington at age 90, and was buried in St. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Joseph married Rose Agnes Boehnen on 15 Oct 1912 in Dimock, South Dakota, daughter of William J. Boehnen and Mary Ann Bowar. Rose was born on 5 Nov 1890 in Cross Plains, died on 24 Jan 1955 in Dimock at age 64, and was buried in St. Peter & Paul Cemetery. They had three children.

5-Dorothy Rose Untereiner was born on 17 Nov 1915 in Cross Plains. Dorothy married Paul Conrad Finken on 28 Sep 1963 in Los Angeles.

5-Alvina Mary Untereiner was born on 28 Apr 1917 in Cross Plains. Alvina married Edward Mathew Stricherz on 7 Jun 1939.

5-Mary Jannette Untereiner was born on 24 Aug 1922 in Cross Plains and died on 25 Feb 1981 in Seattle at age 58. Mary married James Denis Lucey on 14 Feb 1947 in Dimock.

4-Louis William Untereiner was born on 30 Jan 1889 in Festina and died on 27 Mar 1889 in Festina.

4-Marie Untereiner was born on 30 Jan 1889 in Festina and died on 30 Jan 1889 in Festina.

4-Caroline Mathilda Dorothea Untereiner was born on 5 Jan 1891 in Festina and died on 27 Oct 1918 in Parkston, Hutchinson Co., South Dakota at age 27.

4-Hugo Emile Untereiner was born on 15 Jan 1893 in Festina and died on 11 Apr 1967 in Dimock at age 74. He served as a Private in WWI.

4-Irene Untereiner was born on 23 Jul 1895 in Muenster, Cooke Co., Texas and died on 20 Jul 1964 in Ethan, South Dakota at age 68.

4-Victoria J. Untereiner was born on 9 Jun 1897 in Muenster and died on 24 Jan 1974 in Parkston, Hutchinson Co., South Dakota at age 76. Victoria married Dick Welch. Dick was born on 17 Mar 1897 and died in Apr 1974 in Parkston at age 77.

4-Aemilian Untereiner was born on 30 Jan 1898 in Muenster, died on 30 Jan 1898 in Muenster, and was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

3-Aloysius Julius Holthaus was born on 20 Jun 1862 in Festina and died on 10 May 1938 in Cottonwood, Idaho Co., Idaho at age 75. Aloysius married Josephine Mary Funke on 13 Oct 1891, daughter of Johann Clemens Funke and Gertrude Fellerman. Josephine was born in May 1870 in Festina. They had ten children.

4-Sister Rose M. Anthusa Holthaus was born on 20 Nov 1892 in Festina and died on 30 Oct 1925 in Sparta, Wisconsin at age 32.

4-Julius Henry Holthaus was born on 12 May 1895 in Festina and died on 10 Oct 1918 at age 23. He registered for the World War I draft in Idaho.

4-Florian Holthaus was born on 2 May 1897 in Festina and died in Cottonwood. He registered for the draft in Cottonwood, Idaho. He was not found in the 1930 census.Florian married Mary Fiedler. They had three children.

5-Clifford Holthaus

5-Eugene Holthaus was born in 1924 in Cottonwood. He enlisted on 29 Dec 1943 in Spokane. He was single and employed as an automobile serviceman.

5-Arnold J. Holthaus was born on 12 Apr 1928 in Cottonwood, died on 3 Jan 2007 in St. Mary's Hospital at age 78, and was buried in Cottonwood Catholic Cemetery. Arnold married Thelda Schaff on 14 Jun 1950 in St. Mary's Catholic Church. They had two children.

Arnold drove a delivery truck for Cottonwood Creamery and later for Golden Grain Dairy. He was also known for his woodworking abilities. His cabinetry work is evident in many of his children's homes.
Arnold is survived by Thecla, his wife of 56 years; daughter, Kathy and Bill Harris and their sons, Dan, and John and his wife Bridgette; daughter, Carole and Mike Owen and their daughter Heather and husband Cole Hoffman and son, Steve; son, Alan and Micki Holthaus and their son, Josh and his wife Jodi Holthaus and daughters, Brandi, Kayla and Brooke; son, Tim and Karol Holthaus and their son, Clinton and daughters, Anissa and Gina; son, Ed and Sherry Holthaus and their son, Jake and daughter, Amber; son, Roger and Alica Holthaus and their daughters, Allison and Leah and son, Kyle; and daughter, Susan and Brian Schaeffer and their daughters, Ashley and Kim and son, Derek. He has two great-grandsons, Josh and Mike Hoffman; and a brother, Eugene Holthaus.

6-Kathleen Holthaus married William Harris. They had two children: Daniel and John.

6-Carole Holthaus married Michael Owen. They had one daughter: Heather.

7-Heather Owen married Cole Hoffman. They had one son: Steve.

4-Regina Caroline Holthaus was born on 2 Jun 1899 in Festina and died on 11 Dec 1978 in Cottonwood, Idaho Co., Idaho at age 79. SS shows Regina Holthaus.

4-Hildegard Holthaus was born on 27 Sep 1901 in Festina and died on 19 May 1988 in Cottonwood at age 86.

4-Bertha Holthaus was born on 19 Aug 1903 in Festina and died on 7 Apr 1995 in Cottonwood at age 91. Bertha married Mr. Tacke.

4-Alois Alphons Holthaus was born on 10 Oct 1906 in Festina and died on 14 Oct 1939 in Cottonwood at age 33.

4-Eleanor Holthaus was born on 16 Jan 1908 in Festina and died on 28 Nov 1998 in Sun City, Maricopa Co., Arizona at age 90. Eleanor married Mr. Erlandson.

4-Victor J. Holthaus was born on 6 Jun 1910 and died on 4 Dec 1993 in Cottonwood at age 83.

4-Richard J. Holthaus was born on 28 Aug 1914 in Cottonwood, died on 21 Apr 2003 in St. Mary's Hospital at age 88, and was buried in Cottonwood Catholic Cemetery. Richard married Adeline Lauby in 1948 in Nezperce. Adeline was born on 3 Jul 1922 and died in Dec 1951 in Cottonwood at age 29. He farmed and ranched on the Camas Prairie and raised registered Angus cattle for 63 years.
Richard is survived by his three daughters, Nancy Brackett of Wells, Nev., Connie Lucas and husband Larry of Moscow and Adeline Henning and husband Craig of Federal Way, Wash.; brother-in-law James Erlandson of Sun City.

3-Julius Holthaus was born in 1863 in Festina and died in 1870 in Festina at age 7. He was buried on the family farm.

3-Clements Holthaus was born in Feb 1865 in Festina and died on 11 Aug 1941 in St. Anthony Hospital, Carroll at age 76. The 1900 census shows him living alone. In 1910 he was employed as a servant in a hospital in Carroll. Note: He may not belong in this family.

3-Herman Holthaus was born on 10 Mar 1866 in Germany and died on 25 Dec 1939 in Cresco at age 73. Herman married Mary Huinker on 20 Nov 1906 in St. Mary's, Festina, daughter of Heinrich (Henry) Huinker and Katharina Ellert. Mary was born in 1865 in Festina and died on 1 Jun 1947 in Cresco at age 82. They had one daughter: Thekla.

4-Thekla Holthaus was born on 12 Jan 1897 in Cresco and died on 16 May 1982 in Cresco at age 85. Thekla married Henry Kapler in 1920. Henry was born on 9 Nov 1891 in Cresco and died on 2 Aug 1969 in Cresco at age 77. They had six children.

5-Mary J. Kapler was born in 1919.

5-Corrine Thekla Kapler was born in 1923.

5-Virginia D. Kapler was born in 1927.

5-Herman L. Kapler was born on 4 Sep 1928 in Howard Co., Iowa, died on 7 Nov 2004 in Cresco at age 76, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery. He married Helen (Bootie) Hanson on 29 Aug 1959 in St. Joseph's, Cresco.

5-Annette Julia Kapler was born in 1932.

5-Robert H. Kapler

3-Christina (Sr. Anacleta) Holthaus was born on 13 Jul 1866 in Festina and died on 16 May 1950 in St. Francis Hospital, La Crosse at age 83. She was a nun.

3-Laura Holthaus was born in 1868 in Festina and died in 1870 in Festina at age 2. He was buried on the family farm.

3-Alois Julius Holthaus was born in Aug 1870 in Festina. Alois married Johanna Braun.

2-Johann Herman Holthaus III was born on 12 Dec 1826 in Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, died on 8 May 1864 in Festina at age 37, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Johann married Maria Franziska Rosenbaum Cremer on 22 Oct 1855 in St. Marys, Festina by Father Laurent. Maria was born on 8 May 1834, died on 30 Aug 1859 in Festina at age 25, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had three children.

3-Agnes Holthaus was born in 1856 in Festina. She married Herman Busch Sr..

3-Herman Holthaus Jr. was born on 14 May 1858 in Festina, died on 1 Jan 1875 in Festina at age 16, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors.

Johann next married Johanna Elisabeth Huning (Huinker) on 28 Nov 1861 in Festina. Johanna was born on 31 Oct 1835 in Lünten-Vreden, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, died on 10 Oct 1914 in Festina at age 78, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had three children.

3-Bernard Holthaus was born on 29 Sep 1862 in Fort Atkinson and died on 22 Jan 1900 in Ashton, Osceola Co., Iowa at age 37. Bernard married Maria Elizabeth (Lizzie) Frerich on 17 Jul 1884. Maria was born on 29 Jan 1855 in Festina and died on 14 Oct 1936 in Ute, Monona Co., Iowa at age 81. They had five children.

4-Joseph Holthaus was born in Feb 1886 in Gilman, Osceola Co., Iowa and died in 1952 in Cherokee at age 66.

4-Catherine Fredrica Holthaus was born on 20 May 1888 in Alvord, Lyon Co., Iowa and died in Jun 1972 in Omaha at age 84. Catherine married Edward Thomas Hartigan on 9 Jun 1920 in Ute. Edward was born on 2 Jul 1887 in Soldier, Monona Co., Iowa and died on 20 Mar 1960 in Omaha at age 72. They had four children: Paul, Thomas, Charles, and Raymond.

5-Charles Hartigan was born on 18 Sep 1921 in Ute and died in 2003 in Omaha at age 82. Charles married Mary Jane. They had two children: Julie and Michael.

5-Raymond Hartigan was born on 22 Jun 1929 in Ute and died on 7 Mar 2002 in Cheyenne, Wyoming at age 72. Raymond married Donna. They had ten children: Ann, Edward, Jeanine, Joseph, Kathy, Marjorie, Marty, Paul, Ryan, and Susan.

4-Victoria Holthaus was born in Nov 1890 in Ashton, Osceola Co., Iowa and died in 1913 at age 23.

4-Alma Amelia Holthaus was born on 1 Nov 1894 in Alvord, Lyon Co., Iowa and died on 28 Feb 1983 in Fort Dodge at age 88. Alma married Joseph Patrick Gaynor on 5 Mar 1923 in Ute. Joseph was born on 18 Aug 1894 in Chicago and died on 23 Aug 1966 in Clarion, Wright Co., Iowa at age 72.

4-Evelyn Holthaus was born on 21 Aug 1896 in Ashton, Osceola Co., Iowa and died on 29 Oct 1983 in Gary, Lake Co., Indiana at age 87. Evelyn married Elmer Page on 28 Nov 1925. Elmer was born on 9 Apr 1893 in Dunkerton, , Iowa and died on 17 Sep 1983 in Gary, Lake Co., Indiana at age 90. They had three children: Ellen Sue, Ranald Francis and Joel Richard.

5-Ranald Francis Page was born in 1926 and died in 1932 in Gary, Lake Co., Indiana at age 6.

5-Joel Richard Page was born on 7 Feb 1935 in Gary, Lake Co., Indiana and died on 22 Feb 1993 in Ocean Ridge, Palm Beach Co., Florida at age 58. Joel married Barbara Haley. They had five children: Joel Richard, Kathryn Ellen, Kevin Joseph, Mark Christopher, and Thomas Ranald.

3-Caroline Holthaus was born 30 aug 1859 in Festina, died in 1933 in Festina at age 74, and was buried in St. Marys, Festina. Caroline married Lewis A. Meyer after 1880, son of Andrew Meyer and Rachael B. (Regina) Bachel. Lewis was born in 1853 in Old Mision and died after 1925 in Ossian. In 1925 he lived in Ossian. His marriage status was married but no wife was shown.

3-John P. Holthaus was born in 1864 in Festina, died in 1936 in Festina at age 72, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. John married Sophia A. Wieling, daughter of Bernard Wieling and Katherine Lutkenhaus. Sophia was born on 7 Nov 1868 in Festina and died on 27 Dec 1945 in New Hampton at age 77. They had ten children.

4-Elizabeth Holthaus was born on 20 Jul 1888 in Festina. Elizabeth married Henry John Heying on 15 Feb 1915 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, son of John Heying and Gertrude Gehling. Henry was born on 18 Feb 1889 in Iowa and died in Aug 1981 in Alta Vista at age 92. They had ten children. 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.

5-Geneva Heying died at age 2.

5-Agnes Heying was born in 1915 in Deerfield, Chickasaw Co., Iowa. Agnes married Matthew J. Cerwinske. Matthew was born on 12 Oct 1903 and died on 23 Sep 1990 in Alta Vista, Chickasaw Co., Iowa at age 86.

5-Eleanor Elizabeth Heying was born on 16 Mar 1917 in Winner, South Dakota, died on 18 Jan 2005 in Rochester at age 87, and was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Alta Vista. She married Raymond Webb. They had seven children.

6-Nancy Webb married Mr. Eddy.

6-Gerald Lee Webb was born on 10 Oct 1940 in Alta Vista. Gerald married Antoinette Marie Schissel on 9 May 1964 in Elma, daughter of Ralph J. Schissel and Beulah Carol Barrett. Antoinette was born on 8 May 1944 in Castilia. They had two children.

7-Karle Kay Webb was born on 1 Feb 1968 in Waterloo.

7-Heidi Jo Webb was born on 31 Mar 1969 in Waterloo.

6-LeRoy R. Webb was born on 30 Sep 1941. LeRoy married Deanne M. Deanne was born on 19 Aug 1942. They had one son: Scott R..

7-Scott R. Webb was born on 13 Apr 1964.

6-Elsie E. Webb was born on 1 Apr 1943 and died on 27 Jan 2002 in New Hampton at age 58. Elsie married Mr. Stevenson.

6-Dale Edward Webb was born on 17 Jul 1944.

6-Janice Webb was born in 1946. Janice married Mr. Ohm.

6-Roger L. Webb was born on 23 Jun 1949. Roger married Paula Lee. Paula was born in 1953.

5-Norbert Heying was born on 24 Feb 1919 in Deerfield and died in Jun 1987 in Waterloo at age 68.

5-Linus John Heying was born on 25 Dec 1920 in Iowa and died on 1 Sep 1985 in Ionia at age 64. Linus married Rita Bohr, daughter of Herman Barney Bohr and Agnes Marie Hemesath. Rita was born on 17 May 1920 in Fort Atkinson. They had six children.

6-Daniel Francis Heying was born on 30 Sep 1945. Daniel married Sharon Kay Dvorak on 4 Apr 1970 in Lourdes, Howard Co., Iowa. Sharon was born on 10 Mar 1948. They had two children.

7-Kathryn Ann Heying was born on 13 Oct 1971. Kathryn married Jason Alan Schaufenbuel on 3 Sep 1994, son of Ronald Joseph Schaufenbuel and Marilyn Bucholz. Jason was born on 11 May 1971. They had two children.

8-Ian Jacob Schaufenbuel was born on 5 Feb 1999.

8-Erin Kay Schaufenbuel was born on 21 Apr 2002.

7-Christopher Daniel Heying was born on 9 May 1973. Christopher married Melissa Kay Borchardt on 27 Sep 2003 in Las Vegas. The marriage ended in divorce.

6-Marlys Ann Heying was born on 22 Nov 1946. Marlys married Raymond William Kobliska on 28 Dec 1968 in Iowa. Raymond was born on 21 Feb 1945. They had six children.

7-Roxanne Marie Kobliska was born on 5 Apr 1969. Roxanne married Tracy Felder on 22 Jul 1989 in St. Cecelia's, Elma. Tracy was born on 3 Jan 1970. They had two children.

8-Leigha Marie Felder was born on 20 Mar 1995.

8-Nicole Rae Felder was born on 6 May 1998.

7-Sue Ann Kobliska was born on 16 Sep 1972. Sue married Larry Fisher on 19 Aug 2000 in Little Brown Church, Nashua. Larry was born on 14 Mar 1056.

7-William Raymond Kobliska was born on 24 Mar 1976. William had a relationship with Lauri Jordan. They had one daughter.

8-Landree Rae Kobliska was born on 23 Jan 2003.

7-Barbara Jean Kobliska was born on 2 Jul 1976. Barbara had a relationship with Dean J. Rosonke. Dean was born on 16 Jun 1968. They had one daughter.

8-Ashley Marie Rosonke was born on 1 Jan 2005.

7-Debra Rae Kobliska was born on 18 Aug 1978. Debra married Terry Ritzman on 18 Aug 1998. Terry was born on 14 Dec 1975. They had one son: Nicholas William.

8-Nicholas William Ritzman was born on 15 Jul 2002.

7-Anthony Edward Kobliska was born on 16 May 1981. Anthony married Sara Adams on 25 Aug 2007 in Little Brown Church, Nashua. Sara was born on 28 Dec 1981.

6-Louise Marie Heying was born on 15 Jun 1949. Louise married John Louis Schwickerath on 3 Aug 1968. John was born on 12 Aug 1945 and died on 21 Aug 2003 in New Hampton at age 58. They had five children.

7-Dawn Renee Schwickerath was born on 15 Jun 1969. Dawn married Maurice Kern on 3 Jun 1989. The marriage ended in divorce. He was born on 20 Mar 1958. They had one daughter.

8-Jenna Dawn Kern was born on 8 May 1992. Dawn next married Terry Thomas Meier on 9 Oct 1999 in Iowa. They had one daughter.

8-Hannah Grace Meier was born on 23 Feb 2002.

7-Robert John Schwickerath was born on 1 Aug 1970. Robert married Kel'lee Pietan on 30 Sep 1995 in Iowa. The marriage ended in divorce. Kel'lee was born on 19 Dec 1974. They had three children.

8-Clint Joseph Pietan was born on 17 Feb 1992.

8-Sadie Lee Pietan was born on 15 Jan 1994.

8-Alex Marie Schwickerath was born on 24 Jul 1996.

7-Melissa Marie Schwickerath was born on 8 Dec 1971. Melissa married Kevin Foust on 16 Apr 1991. The marriage ended in divorce. They had one son: Austin John.

8-Austin John Foust was born on 9 Jun 1996.

Melissa next married William Dummer on 28 Oct 2006. The marriage ended in divorce in 2008.

7-Jami Lynn Schwickerath was born on 2 Jun 1973. He graduated from Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar in 1993. Jami married Debra. They had one daughter.

8-Charlie Louis was born on 12 Mar 1997.

7-Ellen Louise Schwickerath was born on 14 Jul 1975. Ellen married Joseph Alan Toussaint on 18 Nov 1995. Joseph was born on 13 Oct 1968. They had two children.

8-Morgan Louise Toussaint was born on 3 Sep 1999.

8-Boden Joseph Toussaint was born on 17 Nov 2006.

6-Irene Gertrude Heying was born on 3 Dec 1951. Irene married Cecil Raymond Bullis on 22 May 1976 in Iowa. Cecil was born on 25 Jul 1950. They had five children.

7-Judy Ann Bullis was born on 19 Jun 1979.

7-Charles Michael Bullis was born on 9 Apr 1985.

7-Rebecca Jane Bullis was born on 23 Jan 1985. Rebecca married Dwyane Rumsey on 17 Jun 2007 in Iowa. Dwyane was born on 12 Aug 1970. They had three children.

8-Benjamin Marcus Rumsey was born on 3 Dec 2002.

8-Bryce Dean Rumsey was born on 19 Apr 2007.

8-Caleb Christopher Rumsey was born on 20 Jan 2008.

7-Mark Daniel Bullis was born on 25 Oct 1986.

7-Kenneth James Bullis was born on 8 Oct 1988.

6-Mary Elizabeth Heying was born on 12 Jan 1953. Mary married David John Capper on 19 Jul 1975 in Iowa. David was born on 28 Mar 1951. They had four children.

7-Charlotte Capper was born on 29 Mar 1978. Charlotte married George Leyton on 2 Jul 2005 in Iowa. They had one son.

8-Henry Adam Leyton was born on 20 Feb 2008 in Michigan.

7-Jennifer Marie Capper was born on 15 Apr 1980. Jennifer married Stephen Sanford on 28 Sep 2002 in Iowa. Stephen was born on 4 Nov 1980. They had two children.

8-Julia Grace Sanford was born on 30 Jul 2003.

8-Andrew Jacob Sanford was born on 3 Apr 2005.

7-Jessica Lynn Capper was born on 22 Nov 1981.

7-Caroline Christine Capper was born on 24 Jul 1984.

6-Rose Marie Heying was born on 23 Nov 1954. Rose married Douglas Alan Ganfield on 17 Oct 1998. Douglas was born on 20 Apr 1950. They had three children. These are his children from a previous marriage.

7-Aaron Douglas Ganfield was born on 10 Feb 1976. Aaron married Evelyn Ioma Brown. Evelyn was born on 20 May 1980. They had three children.

8-Deacon James Ganfield was born on 18 Apr 2005.

8-Jillian Jane Ganfield was born on 8 Jun 2006.

8-Paul Aaron Ganfield was born on 8 Oct 2007.

7-Jeremy Richard Ganfield was born on 8 Sep 1979. Jeremy had a relationship with Roberta. They had one daughter.

8-Haley Rhea Ganfield was born on 21 Jun 2000.

7-Dustin Alan Ganfield was born on 21 May 1981. Dustin married Tanya Winthrop. Tanya was born on 21 Nov 1981. They had two children.

8-Lilianna Grace Ganfield was born on 21 May 2005.

8-Ethan James Ganfield was born on 1 Oct 2007.

5-Andrew Leo Heying was born on 19 Aug 1922 in Alta Vista, Chickasaw Co., Iowa, died on 27 Jan 2003 in Alta Vista at age 80, and was buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Alta Vista. Andrew married Marie Elizabeth Deutsch on 9 Oct 1946 in North Washington by Fr. Louis Gerleman. Marie was born on 21 Jan 1925.

5-Louis Heying was born in 1925 in Deerfield, Chickasaw Co., Iowa.

5-Francis Herman Heying was born in 1926 in Deerfield. Francis married Arlene Helen Schwickerath in Jan 1948 in St. Bernard's, Alta Vista, daughter of Victor Schwickerath and Rose. Arlene was born on 25 Oct 1929.

5-Gertrude Emma Heying was born on 22 Jan 1928 in Deerfield. Gertrude married Eugene T. Freidhof. Eugene was born on 11 Aug 1925.

5-Alice Mae Heying was born on 25 Mar 1930. Alice married Raymond N. Freidhoff. Raymond was born on 20 Jan 1924.

4-Catharine (Kate) Holthaus was born on 31 Mar 1890 in Festina and died on 2 Sep 1964 in Ossian at age 74. In 1910 she was living in Festina, age 20, employed as a servant. Catharine married John Herman Bengfort on 28 Nov 1911 in St. Mary's, Festina, son of Gerhard Bengfort and Anna Mary Tillman. John was born on 26 Aug 1883 in Festina and died on 20 Oct 1942 in Ossian at age 59. They had six children.

5-Marcellus John (Marc) Bengfort was born on 16 Jan 1913 in Festina and died on 13 Oct 1974 in Mason City 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 one son: Dennis. They lived in Festina, Calmar and Mason City. She moved to Merriem to be near her son after Marcellus died.

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

7-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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

6-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: Jefferey, Chris, Cory D., and Andrew J.(Andy).

6-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.

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

7-Jennifer Jo Wiltgen

7-Annette Wiltgen

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

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

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

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

6-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, Iowa at age 65, and was buried in Long Grove Cemetery. They had eight children. They farmed near Frankville. They moved to Maynard where he worked for Walnut Grove Feeds and then at Cyanamid Fertilizer at Hawkeye. He worked for Heying Foods at West Union for 12 years and later worked for Pamida and Dekalb in Oelwein.

7-Jacquelyn Mary Buchheit married John Michael Fedeler. John was born in 1962.

7-Lydell Anthony Buchheit died as an infant.

7-Ervin Joseph Buchheit died as an infant.

7-Patricia G. Buchheit was born in 1960. She married Kevin D. Schuchmann. He was born in 1957.

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

7-Joel G. Toby) Buchheit was born in 1965. Joel married Kari L.

7-Jeffrey Lynn Buchheit was born in 1967. Jeffrey married Laurie Grawe. Laurie was born in 1968.

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

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

6-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..

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

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

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

6-Anita Louise Bengfort was born in 1960. Anita married Lawrence Francis Greden. They had two children: Lindsay Catherine and Lauren Anne.

5-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.

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

6-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.

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

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

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

6-Ronald Virgil Bengfort was born in 1965.

6-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.

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

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

7-Steven James Bengfort was born on 19 Mar 1979, died on 3 Feb 2001 in Table Rock Lake at age 21, and was buried in St. Charles. He was a student at Southwest Missouri State University when he drowned in a paddleboat accident.

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

6-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.

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

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

6-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.

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

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

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

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

6-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.

7-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, Landon and Trevor.

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

6-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.

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

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

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

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

6-Lee Ann Bengfort was born in 1956.

4-Leo Joseph Holthaus was born on 8 Aug 1894 in Festina and died on 17 Feb 1976 in Ossian at age 81. Leo married Rose Bengfort on 29 Jan 1919 in Festina, daughter of Gerhard Bengfort and Anna Mary Tillman. Rose was born on 8 Aug 1896 in Festina and died on 21 Dec 1969 in Ossian at age 73. They had seven children.

5-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.

5-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.

6-Jean Wubben Beckman

6-Carol Beckman married Richard McNeal. They had two children: Sean and David.

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

6-Miss Beckman married Mr. Thurston.

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

5-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.

6-Linus A. Holthaus was born on 4 May 1951. Linus married Elaine M. Lansing, daughter of Virgil Lansing and Rose Eleanore Elsbernd. Elaine was born on 25 Feb 1960. They had three children: Stacy J., Sarah M., and Scott Joseph.

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

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

7-Scott Joseph Holthaus was born on 15 Dec 1984. He married Julie Klug on 7 Oct 2006.

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

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

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

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

7-Garrett G. Holthaus

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

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

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

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

6-Ann Catherine Holthaus was born in 1958.

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

6-Zita Marie Holthaus was born on 9 Feb 1962. Zita married Randall Leo Bruess, son of Arthur Henry Bruess and Irene Caroline Huinker. Randall was born on 1 Jan 1962. They had four children: Dalton, Linley, Spencer, and Carson Randal.

7-Dalton Bruess

7-Linley Bruess

7-Spencer Bruess

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

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

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

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

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

5-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.

5-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.

6-Jake Holthaus was born in Ossian.

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

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

6-Shirley Ann Holthaus was born in Apr 1950. Shirley married Thomas John Frimml in Aug 1971 in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian. Thomas was born in 1950. They lived in Cedar Rapids.

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

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

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

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

7-Joshua John Gerleman

7-Jason Gerleman

5-Sister Norma Jean Holthaus

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

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

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

6-Lois Ann Imoehl was born on 15 Mar 1959. Lois married Edward Louis Albertson. Edward was born on 1 Sep 1959. They had two children: Brandon Mithcell and Kala Jo.

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

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

7-Zachary Imoehl was born in 1991.

7-Cody Imoehl was born in Oct 1993.

7-Jeremy Imoehl

6-Mark J. Imoehl was born on 1 Feb 1967. Mark married Lynn J. Leibold. Lynn was born on 30 Apr 1968. They had two children: Ethan and Elliot Richard.

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

4-Ida Holthaus was born on 12 Jul 1896 and died in Apr 1983 in Calmar at age 86. Ida married Theodore Martin Timp, son of Henry Timp and Catherine Elizabeth Gerleman. Theodore was born on 12 Jul 1886 in Fort Atkinson and died in Apr 1968 in Calmar at age 81. They had five children: Vendolin Henry, Delores, Seraphina Catherine (Raphia), Donald L., and Arlene M.. They lived in Washington in 1925. His parents were identified as Theodore Timp and Katie Gerleman. Her parents were John Holthaus and Sophia Wieling.

5-Vendolin Henry Timp was born on 11 Oct 1918, died on 9 Aug 2005 in Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Postville at age 86, and was buried in St. John's. Vendolin married Rita Frances Zweibohmer, daughter of Henry Herman Zweibohmer and Margaret Mary Moellers. Rita was born on 7 Feb 1925 in Ossian and died on 18 Sep 2003 at age 78. They had five children.

6-Susan Timp married Stephen Byng. They live in Townsvile, Australia.

6-Roger H. Timp was born on 12 Jan 1948. Roger married Patricia.

6-Beverly Jean Timp was born on 14 Dec 1949.She married Richard Lee Kuker. Richard was born on 17 Dec 1954.

6-Bernice Marie Timp was born on 18 Aug 1952. Bernice married Leon John Kipp on 27 Oct 1973 in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, son of Donald Joseph Kipp and Marie Ann Einck. Leon was born on 12 Sep 1949. They had two children.

7-Ryan Daniel Kipp was born on 20 Oct 1975.

7-Lisa Marie Kipp was born on 17 Jan 1979.

6-John R. Timp was born on 4 Apr 1958 of Calmar. John married Brenda L. Parks. Brenda was born on 14 Aug 1960. They had three children.

7-Sarah Ann Timp was born on 12 Jul 1982.

7-Erin Frances Timp was born on 10 Oct 1984.

7-Keely Timp was born in 1988.

5-Delores Timp was born in 1921. Delores married Mr. Kuboushek.

5-Seraphina Catherine (Raphia) Timp was born on 29 Apr 1922 in Festina and died on 2 Dec 2002 in Aase-Haugen Nursing Home, Decorah at age 80. Seraphina married Paul Henry Tekippe, son of William Joseph Tekippe and Mary Drilling. Paul was born on 4 Aug 1918 in Festina. They had six children.

6-Sister Patricia Tekippe was born in 1944.

6-Dale R. Tekippe was born in 1947. Dale married Linda L.

6-Kenneth P. Tekippe was born in 1950. Kenneth married Mary A. Mary was born in 1957.

6-William L. Tekippe was born in 1954. William married Jan Marie.

6-Ronald N. Tekippe was born in 1959. Ronald married Joan Elaine. Joan was born in 1960.

6-Linus R. Tekippe was born in 1961. Linus married Paula J. Paula was born in 1952.

5-Donald L. Timp was born on 12 Jul 1925 in Festina and died on 13 Nov 2000 in Winneshiek County Hospital at age 75. Donald married Elsie M. Heying, daughter of Peter Heying and Agnes Bohr. Elsie was born on 28 Apr 1934. They had seven children.

6-Laura L. Timp married Howard Taylor. They had two children: Heather and Miranda L.

6-Shelly Ann Timp was born on 23 Nov 1954 in Iowa and died on 1 Jan 1965 in Olmsted Co., Minnesota at age 10.

6-Joseph D. Timp was born on 4 Nov 1955 in Castilia. Joseph married Sandra K. Kuennen on 3 Jan 1976, daughter of Clarence Victor Kuennen and Geneva Mathilda Huinker. Sandra was born on 23 Oct 1956. They had four children.

7-Jeremy Joseph Timp was born on 27 May 1976. Jeremy married Melissa Cole. They had one son: Logan.

7-Brett D. Timp was born on 22 May 1980.

7-Bryce Timp

7-Tara Lynn Timp was born on 11 Dec 1981.

6-Robert T. Timp was born on 7 May 1957 in Decorah. Robert married Deborah J. Gehling, daughter of Florian C. Gehling and LaVonne Letha Baumler. Deborah was born on 26 Jun 1959. They had two children: Eric R. and Scott Michael.

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

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

6-Margi A. Timp was born in 1961. Margi married Rodney A. Ashbacher.

6-Patrick P. Timp was born on 15 Jun 1970. Patrick married Kerilyn.

6-Daniel W. Timp was born in 1974 in Calmar. Daniel married Kelly. Kelly was born in 1973. They had two children: Ethan and Parker.

5-Arlene M. Timp was born on 14 Feb 1928. Arlene married Wilfred John Bohr on 11 May 1954 in St. Aloysius in Calmar, son of Anton Clemens Bohr and Mathilda Theresa Hageman. Wilfred was born on 15 Aug 1930 in Ossian, died on 10 Mar 2001 in Cresco at age 70, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery. They had three children: Dennis A., Craig W., and Debbie. They farmed near Ossian, then moved to the Ridgeway area in 1956, where they continued farming. He was involved with his church, the Knights of Columbus, and had very strong ties in the farming community. He was a former director of the Winneshiek Co-op, spent many sale days at the Cresco Livestock Market. He enjoyed watching the Cubs and the Hawkeyes.

6-Dennis A. Bohr was born on 20 May 1958.

6-Craig W. Bohr was born on 3 Jul 1961. Craig married Carol A. Carol was born on 21 Aug 1964.

6-Debbie Bohr was born on 10 Sep 1968. Debbie married Mr. Butikofer.

4-Herman Joseph Holthaus was born on 5 Feb 1899 and died in Jun 1965 in Iowa at age 66. His draft registration shows he was employed on his father, John Holthaus' farm. Herman married Pauline M. Bohr, daughter of Herman Barney Bohr and Agnes Marie Hemesath. Pauline was born on 24 Dec 1909 and died in Jan 1985 in New Hampton at age 75. They had one daughter: Donna Mae. In 1930 they lived in Franksville. His brother, Raymond, lived with them.

5-Donna Mae Holthaus was born on 11 Apr 1938 and died on 5 Feb 2001 in New Albin at age 62.

4-Emma C. Holthaus was born in 1902. Emma married Edward Timp, son of Henry Timp and Catherine Elizabeth Gerleman. Edward was born on 17 Apr 1899 in Fort Atkinson and died in Feb 1973 in Ossian at age 73. They had two children: Andrey and Cleone.

5-Andrey Timp was born in 1921 in Springfield.

5-Cleone Timp

4-Dorothy G. Holthaus was born in 1905 in Fort Atkinson.

4-Raymond A. Holthaus was born in 1907 in Iowa.

4-Clarence T. Holthaus was born on 30 Jan 1910 in Fort Atkinson, died on 24 Mar 2000 in Harvard, Illinois at age 90, and was buried in Festina. He may have married a Miss Wheeling and a Miss Burkemper.

4-John B. Holthaus was born in 1912 in Fort Atkinson. John married again and had 1 child, Raymond A.

4-Raymond A. Holthaus was born in 1907 in Iowa.

2-Franziska Holthaus was born on 8 May 1834, died on 30 Aug 1859 in Festina at age 25, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors.

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