1- Joseph Lusson was born in Oct 1831 in Luxemburg, died on 22 May 1907 in St. Lucas at age 75, and was buried in St. Lucas Cemetery. His tombstone shows he was born in 1827. The 1900 census gives his year of birth as October of 1831. He emigrated in 1863. Joseph married Katherine Perry (Pierre) in 1865, daughter of Nicolaus Pierre and Marie. Katherine was born in 1842 in Luxembourg and died on 6 Apr 1915 in St. Lucas at age 73. They had seven children.
They moved to Iowa before 1880. Nicholas and Victor Croatt, his step-sons are shown living with them in 1880 in St. Lucas.
2-Susan Lusson was born in Jan 1866 in St. Lucas.
Susan married Jacob Greteman about 1917, son of Johann Otto Greteman and Elizabeth Kemen. Jacob was born in Apr 1863 in St. Lucas, died in 1923 in Templeton, Carroll Co., Iowa at age 60, and was buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
There is a huge ink smudge over the names of their children in the 1900 census. The lived next to a Blong family, also unreadable. In 1913 he opened the Bank of St. Lucas inside his store. His son, Nick, learned banking operations at the Bank of Waucoma and was the cashier.
2-John P. Lusson was born in Nov 1868 in St. Lucas. John married Catherine A. (Kate) Robinet on 17 Jan 1893 in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Hosteis. Catherine was born in May 1870, died on 4 Jul 1947 in Remsen, Iowa at age 77, and was buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. They had seven children.
They appear in the 1900 census in St. Lucas. In 1910 they are in Vernon Springs (Cresco)where they owned a farm. Their next door neighbors were Nick and Theresa Drilling and their family. In 1943 they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. They had seven children, 22 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
3-Joseph Theodore Lusson was born on 27 Dec 1893 in St. Lucas and died in Oct 1983 in Rick Lake, Barron Co., Wisconsin at age 89. Note: The dates of birth and death are from the SS Index and are a probable match. Joseph married Frances Theresa Schneider on 3 Feb 1915. Frances was born on 27 Jul 1894. They had two children.
4-Irene Susan Lusson was born on 7 Jan 1916 in Rice Lake, Barron Co., Wisconsin.
4-Evelyn Ann Lusson was born on 15 Feb 1918 in Cresco and died on 26 Mar 1951 in Rice Lake, Barron Co., Wisconsin at age 33. Evelyn married Lloyd Michael Crotteau on 7 Jun 1938. Lloyd was born on 21 Sep 1915 in Rice Lake, Barron Co., Wisconsin and died on 7 Jan 1999 in Rice Lake, Barron Co., Wisconsin at age 83.
3-Susan Lusson was born in Jun 1895 in St. Lucas and died after 1959 in Cresco.
3-Mathilda Lusson was born on 18 Mar 1897 in Auburn and died in Aug 1983 in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa Co., Wisconsin at age 86. Mathilda married Frank Henry Drilling, son of John F. Drilling and Catherine Jacobs. Frank was born on 22 Aug 1893 in Fort Atkinson and died on 17 Jan 1989 in Cedar Rapids at age 95. They had three children.
4-Clarence William Drilling was born on 29 Jan 1921 in Wykoff, Minnesota, died on 17 Jun 2005 in Houston, Harris Co., Texas at age 84, and was buried in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, Houston. Clarence married Willie M. Simpson. Willie was born on 13 Jun 1922. They had three children.
5-Catherine L. Drilling was born on 21 Jun 1951. Catherine married Daryl Dursum. Daryl was born on 5 Jul 1953.
5-Deborah M. Drilling was born on 12 Sep 1953. Deborah married Jack Herms.
5-Anne Drilling was born on 1 Jul 1955. Anne married William Henry. William was born on 6 Jul 1951.
4-Neil A. Drilling was born on 5 May 1924. Neil married Alice M. Alice was born on 10 May 1911 and died on 11 Mar 1991 in Chisago Co., Minnesota at age 79.
4-Doris Drilling was born on 27 Jul 1927. Doris married Mr. Eslinger. They had three children: Susan, Joseph, and Carol.
3-Anna C. Lusson was born on 28 Aug 1900 and died on 19 Oct 1973 in Cresco at age 73. Anna married Edward W. Schemmel on 5 Apr 1921. Edward was born on 3 Jul 1897 and died on 30 May 1968 in Cresco at age 70. They had four children.
4-Mary A. Schemmel was born in 1922 in Vernon Springs.
4-Joseph J. Schemmel was born in 1924 in Vernon Springs. Joseph married Imogene O. Imogene was born in 1927. They had one son.
5-Brian N. Schemmel was born in 1973.
4-Agnes F. Schemmel was born in 1925 in Vernon Springs.
4-Dorothy E. Schemmel was born in 1928 in Vernon Springs.
3-Mary Kay Lusson was born on 25 Sep 1902 and died in Jun 1984 in Cresco at age 81. Mary married Mathias Louis Schoeberl, son of Joseph Schoeberl and Philomena Balk. Mathias was born in 1900 in Fort Atkinson. They had two children. In 1930 they lived in Albion, Howard Co., Iowa.
4-Cletus Francis Schoeberl was born on 17 Sep 1924 in Cresco. Cletus married Betty Ann Ernst on 12 Jun 1945. Betty was born on 12 Aug 1926 in Iowa. They had five children.
5-Kathleen Mary Schoeberl was born on 14 Apr 1946. Kathleen married Gary Grove on 8 Feb 1964. Gary was born on 18 Sep 1944 in Iowa. They had two children. The marriage ended in divorce in 1985.
6-Robert James Grove was born on 18 Sep 1964 in Washington.
6-Brian Joseph Grove was born on 25 Sep 1972 in Iowa. Brian married Cherise Knief on 27 Sep 1997. Cherise was born on 22 Dec 1975 in Iowa. They had two children.
7-Jordan Grove was born on 22 Apr 1996 in Iowa.
7-Arianne Grove was born on 12 Mar 1998 in Iowa. Kathleen next married David Fulks on 12 May 1989. David was born on 25 Apr 1949.
5-Gary Eugene Schoeberl was born on 11 Sep 1947. Gary married Judith Dreyer on 9 May 1970, daughter of Ervin A. Dreyer. Judith was born on 26 Jul 1949 in Iowa. They had three children. The marriage ended in divorce.
6-Jennifer Ann Schoeberl was born on 15 Aug 1972 in Iowa.
6-Jill Theresa Schoeberl was born on 22 Feb 1974 in Iowa. Jill married Kevin Murray on 21 Jun 1997 in Iowa. Kevin was born on 1 Jan 1967 in Iowa. They had three children.
7-Lauren Mae Murray was born on 18 Apr 1999.
7-Jacob Michael Murray was born on 3 Mar 2001.
7-Nathan Eugene Murray was born on 10 Aug 2002.
6-Scott Aaron Schoeberl was born on 6 Sep 1975 in Iowa. Scott married Regina Mary McEldowney on 28 Oct 2000 in Chicago. Regina was born on 2 May 1957 in Illinois. They had one son.
7-Brandan Patrick Schoeberl was born on 12 Sep 2004 in Chicago.
5-James Alan Schoeberl was born on 5 Nov 1948. James married Donna Bird on 7 Sep 1975. James next married Brenda Campbell on 12 Oct 1996 in Indiana. Brenda was born on 7 Jan 1965. They had one son.
6-Drew Alan Thomas Schoeberl was born on 20 Nov 1997 in Indiana.
5-Lynn Cletus Schoeberl was born on 2 Mar 1954. Lynn married Diane Rooney on 26 Sep 1981. Diane was born on 19 Feb 1957 in Iowa. They had two children.
6-Meghan Nicole Schoeberl was born on 28 Dec 1985 in Illinois.
6-Ryan Christopher Schoeberl was born on 5 Nov 1987 in Illinois.
5-Dean Francis Schoeberl was born on 5 Sep 1962. Dean married Kim Reif on 20 Sep 1986 in Rochester. Kim was born on 5 Aug 1962 in Wisconsin. They had two children.
6-Dereck Thomas Schoeberl was born on 27 Apr 1990 in Rochester.
6-Nicholas Dean Schoeberl was born on 17 Dec 1991 in Rochester.
4-Eugene Schoeberl was born in 1927.
4-Elizabeth Jean (Betty) Schoeberl married Elton F. Neuendorf on 27 Nov 1950 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Cresco.
3-Victor Lusson was born in 1908 in Cresco. By 1943 he had served in the U.S. Navy for 17 years.
3-Eleanore Lusson was born in 1911 in Cresco. Eleanore married Gilbert H. Fritz on 4 Nov 1941 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Cresco, son of Joseph Fritz. Gilbert was born on 9 Oct 1909 and died on 20 Oct 1997 in Protivin at age 88.
They lived on the Lusson farm.
2-Katharine Lusson was born in Jan 1871 in St. Lucas. In 1910, she was 38 years old, single, employed as a servant in the home of Carl Lechtenberg. Katharine married Joseph Snaadt, son of Gerhardt Snaadt and Elizabeth Harmeyer. Joseph was born in 1873 in West Point, Iowa. In 1915 they lived in St. Lucas.
2-Theodore Lusson was born on 5 May 1873 in St. Lucas, died in Dec 1958 in Anamosa at age 85, and was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Cresco. Theodore married Anna B. Meyer in 1904, daughter of John Meyer and Caroline Harn. Anna was born on 12 Jan 1879 in Iowa, died on 10 Oct 1973 in Dubuque at age 94, and was buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. They had four children.
The 1910 census shows Theodore was born in Illinois but that is likely an error as the age matches.
3-Erwin J. Lusson was born in 1906 in Vernon Springs, Howard Co., Iowa and died before 1973.
3-Bernadette Lusson was born on 31 Jan 1909 in Vernon Springs, Howard Co., Iowa, died on 10 Jan 1996 in Bethany Good Samartian Village at age 86, and was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Bernadette married Joseph Patrick Burke on 24 Nov 1938. They had four children.
After Mr. Burke's death,
she was a music teacher in Atkins, Shellsburg, Tama and Toledo. Upon retirement,
she moved to Anoka, Minn., where she continued to give private organ, piano and
voice lessons. In 1987, she moved to Brainerd.
4-Daniel Burke was born on 30 Jul 1940.
4-Maryanna Burke was born on 7 Mar 1943. Maryanna married Robert J. Claxton.
4-Margaret Burke was born on 24 Apr 1944. Margaret married Dale Brchan.
4-Barbara Burke was born on 26 Jun 1965. Barbara married Sean Burke.
3-Leo Lusson was born in 1912 in Cresco and died before 1973. He may have gone to Nebraska. A Leo Lusson, b. 12 May 1911, died in Sept 1972 in Nebraska.
3-Jerome V. Lusson was born on 3 Jul 1915 in Cresco, died on 31 Jul 1994 in Casa Grande, Pinal Co., Arizona at age 79, and was buried in Waucoma Cemetery. He enlisted on 23 Feb 1943 at Camp Dodge. He had completed one year of college. He was employed as a shipping or mail clerk. He was single, without dependents.
2-Dominick M. Lusson was born on 10 Sep 1875 in St. Lucas and died on 23 Feb 1949 in Cresco at age 73. Dominick married Elizabeth Blong on 23 Jan 1900 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, daughter of Joseph Blong Sr. and Christina (Justina) Hovertha. Elizabeth was born on 20 Jul 1875 in St. Lucas, died in Jul 1950 in Cresco at age 75, and was buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. They had eight children.
In 1900 they lived in Saint Lucas. In 1903 he sold his share in the Palace Saloon in Hendricks, Minnesota to his partner, Mr. Blanchard, who will continue the business. Mr. Lusson has not fully decided what he will do, but says that perhaps he will return to Iowa for a while. They returned to St. Lucas and lived there until 1936 when they moved to Cresco.
3-Philip J. Lusson was born on 1 Apr 1901 in St. Lucas, died on 20 Jun 1979 in Ridgeway at age 78, and was buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Philip married Mary Nienhaus on 23 Sep 1924 in Festina, daughter of John Nienhaus and Catherine Marie Kipp. Mary was born on 20 Dec 1905 in St. Lucas and died on 8 Dec 1980 in Ridgeway at age 74. They had two children. In 1937 they moved to Ridgeway.
4-Daryl Lusson was born on 15 Feb 1930. Daryl married Elizabeth J. (Betty) Neubauer on 26 Jan 1953 in Assumption Catholic Church, Cresco, daughter of Jerry Neubauer and Clara Balk. Elizabeth was born on 7 Dec 1931, died on 23 Feb 2008 in Muse Norris Hospice, Mason City at age 76, and was buried in St. James Cemetery, Forest City. They had three children.
He was a territory manager for the Bigelow Carpet Company kept the family on the move and they lived in several Midwestern communities over the years. In 1975 they made their home in Forest City. Since 2006, Daryl and Betty have lived at the Oakwood Care Center
in Clear Lake.
5-Connie Lee Lusson was born on 13 Jan 1954.
5-Ronald Dean Lusson was born on 11 Feb 1961. Ronald married Heidi. They had two children.
5-Rhonda Lusson In 2008 she was engaged to Gary Michels. Rhonda married Mr. Hennigar.
4-Carole Lusson was born on 18 Apr 1935. Carole married Alvin Johnson on 21 Sep 1955. Alvin was born on 2 Jul 1928. They had two children.
5-Danita Sue Johnson was born on 20 Jun 1956. Danita married Thomas W. Winter on 19 Aug 1978. Thomas was born in 1952.
5-Leann Mary Johnson was born on 30 Oct 1958.
3-William P. Lusson was born on 9 Oct 1902 in St. Lucas
and died in Jun 1987 in Cresco at age 84.
William married Jean M. Jean was born on 17 Sep 1904 and died on 24 Oct 1993 in Cresco at age 89. They had one daughter: Joann.
April 4, 1940.....CRESCO-Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon for Mrs William Lusson, 31, who died a St Joseph's Mercy hospital, Cresco, Tuesday morning, after a lingering illness. The services were held at the home of her grandmother, Mrs M. H. Culbert, conducted by thi Rev. Charles Edwards, pastor o Grace Episcopal church, with burial in Oak Lawn cemetery Cresco. Mrs. Lusson is survived by he husband, two young children and her mother, Mrs. Harrison Culbert.
4-Joann Lusson married Walter Joseph Zender on 4 Jun 1956 in St. Mark's Catholic Church. They graduated from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls and were school teachers. They lived in Eldora.
3-Leo Joseph Lusson was born in 1905 in St. Lucas and died on 8 Jul 1985 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas at age 80. Leo married Pauline Virginia Orndorff. Pauline was born on 19 Jan 1920 and died on 13 Jan 1989 in Houston, Harris Co., Texas at age 68. They had one son.
4-James Joseph Lusson was born on 10 Mar 1956 in Bexar Co., Texas. James married Terry Lynn Fulfer. They had one daughter.
5-Hayley Merideth Lusson was born on 9 Jul 1989 in Harris Co., Texas.
3-Antoinette Lusson was born in 1907 in St. Lucas and died before 1925.
3-Susette Lusson was born on 29 Mar 1907 in Cresco and died in Mar 1985 in Cresco at age 78.
3-Margaret K. Lusson was born on 27 Jan 1909 in St. Lucas and died on 12 Jun 1998 in New Hampton at age 89.
3-Alois P. Lusson was born in 1912 and died before 1950.
3-James A. Lusson was born from 1912 to 1914 in Cresco and died after 1950. He graduated on May 16, 1930. In 1939 he was the County Attorney in Cresco. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Walterboro, South Carolina.
CRESCO-Lowell Hovey and James Lusson have arrived home from California where they have been spending part of the winter. March 1940.
Oct 14, 1936....CRESCO-Four Cresco young persons were released Monday from St. Joseph's Mercy hospital, Cresco, where they had received emergency treatments for injuries received in an auto crash the previous evening, Sunday. James Lusson suffered a broken leg.
2-Nicholas P. Lusson was born on 23 Jun 1877 in St. Lucas and died in 1955 in St. Lucas at age 78. Nicholas married Kathryn Kruse on 9 Feb 1904 in St. Lucas, daughter of Joseph Kruse and Philomena Kramer. Kathryn was born on 26 Oct 1883 in St. Lucas and died on 27 Oct 1961 at age 78. They had six children: Albert J., Clara, Frank, Loretta C., Erma, and Colette.
3-Albert J. Lusson was born on 13 May 1905 in St. Lucas, died in Dec 1956 at age 51, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waucoma. In 1930 he lived with Chris and Agnes Schmitt in Washington where he was employed as a hired-hand. Albert married Bertha E. Bieker on 5 Apr 1932, daughter of William Bieker and Anna Marie Meyer. Bertha was born on 13 Aug 1911, died on 9 Jul 1992 in Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo at age 80, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waucoma. They had four children.
4-Esther Ann Lusson was born in 1935. Esther married Leo Anthony Hoffman on 28 Jun 1958 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Waucoma. Leo was born in 1932. They had three children.
They lived at the Blue Sky Trailer Court in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota after their marriage. She graduated from business college in Minneapolis and was employed at the C.B. and Q Railway in Chicago. He served four years in the U.S. Navy. He was assistant manager for the F.W. Woolworth store in St. Cloud.
5-Rev. Dennis Leo Hoffman was born on 20 Apr 1959.
5-Charlotte Ann Hoffman was born in 1959. Charlotte married David Schllig.
5-Brent Charles Hoffman was born in 1975.
4-Merlin Nick Lusson was born on 10 Oct 1939 in Waucoma, died on 14 Jan 1996 in West Valley Medical Center, Arizona of a heart attack at age 56, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Waucoma. Merlin married Donna in 1950. The marriage ended in divorce in 1964. Donna died in 1996. They had one son.
5-Donald Lee Lusson was born in 1963. Donald married Dawn Paterson. They had one son: Cameron Dale.
6-Cameron Dale Lusson
Merlin had a relationship with Cameron Wilson in 1964. They had one son.
5-Shawn Patrick Wilson was born on 15 Sep 1965. Shawn married Ellen Johnson. They had two children: Alex and Jared.
Merlin next married Diana Lynne Greenley in 1965. The marriage ended in divorce in 1986. Diana was born on 17 Dec 1945 and died in 2005 at age 60. They had one daughter: Amanda E..
He operated Merle's DX in Walerloo; Merle's Excavatiflg in Rathburn, Idaho; Cedar Valley Corp. and Watco Construction both in Waterloo.
His wife is not listed on his tombstone but the four children are. He served in the US Army, PFC and was stationed in Yakima and Fort Lewis, Washington. In 1992 he lived in Edmond, Washington.
5-Amanda E. Lusson was born in 1974. Amanda E. had two children.
6-Brodie Rivers Lusson
Merlin married Nancy Lou Bellinger on 13 Oct 1967. The marriage ended in divorce in 1970. Nancy was born on 27 Aug 1947. They had one daughter.
5-Lynn Lee Lusson was born on 15 Oct 1967. Lynn married Ross Wayne Magill on 8 Jul 2007.
4-Virgil F. Lusson was born in 1945. Virgil married Elaine H. Elaine was born in 1938. They lived in Ozark, Missouri in 1992.
4-Albert Wilbur Lusson was born on 23 Jul 1950. Albert married Dede. The marriage ended in divorce. They had one son.
5-Andrew William Lusson was born on 21 Jan 1978. Andrew married Marci. They had one daughter.
Albert next married Ann Marie. Ann was born on 24 Jul 1947.
3-Clara Lusson was born on 25 Nov 1906 in St. Lucas and died on 1 Jan 1964 in St. Lucas at age 57. Clara married William Hackman on 11 Jun 1929 in St. Lucas, son of Gerhard Henry Hackman and Theresia Bodensteiner. William was born on 6 Jun 1904 in St. Lucas and died on 7 Apr 1972 in St. Lucas at age 67. They had two children.
4-Alvin W. Hackman Sr. was born on 13 Nov 1930 and died on 5 Apr 1993 in West Union at age 62. Alvin married Bernice Catherine Hageman, daughter of Ignatius F. Hageman and Elizabeth Kuennen. Bernice was born on 16 May 1931 in Festina. They had seven children.
5-Donald William Hackman was born on 30 May 1953 in St. Lucas. Donald married Kaye Lynn Finholt. Kaye was born on 14 Apr 1955. They had two children.
6-Holli C. Hackman was born on 24 Dec 1977.
6-William Finholt Hackman was born in 1984 in St. Lucas.
5-Duane H. Hackman was born on 3 Apr 1954. Duane married Teresa Czarobski. Teresa was born on 21 Aug 1957. They had three children.
6-Amanda Hackman was born on 17 Apr 1984.
6-Elizabeth Hackman was born on 1 Jun 1987.
6-Edward Duane Hackman was born on 19 Dec 1988.
5-Janet E. Hackman was born on 7 May 1955. Janet married David R. Ohlert. David was born on 15 Feb 1952. They had three children.
6-Sara Ohlert was born on 23 Feb 1976.
6-Kathryn Ann Ohlert was born on 21 Sep 1978.
6-Aaron D. Ohlert was born on 1 Oct 1981.
5-Alan J. Hackman was born on 3 Mar 1960. Alan married Gail Marie Priebe. Gail was born on 22 Jul 1960. They had three children: Lee Alan, Tyler James, and Evan Drew.
6-Lee Alan Hackman was born on 26 Jun 1984.
6-Tyler James Hackman was born on 26 Jun 1984.
6-Evan Drew Hackman was born on 30 Apr 1989.
5-Mary Lee Hackman was born on 31 Mar 1961. Mary married Peter Roth. They had two children.
6-Lucas Roth was born on 3 Jun 1989.
6-Jacob Roth was born on 6 Apr 1991.
5-Loran Hackman was born on 9 Apr 1962. Loran married Lisa McGready. They had two children.
6-Davis Hackman was born on 28 Jun 1993.
6-Paige Elizabeth Hackman was born on 11 Sep 1996.
5-Alvin W. Hackman Jr. was born on 21 Nov 1967. Alvin married Darlene. They had two children: Blake and Aleah.
4-Edna Katherine Hackman was born on 29 Sep 1934. Edna married James Nicholas Lechtenberg, son of Joseph L. Lechtenberg and Caroline H. Schissel. James was born on 18 Jul 1932. They had three children.
5-Ronald J. Lechtenberg was born on 12 Apr 1956 in Postville. Ronald married Jacqueline Kay Schroeder, daughter of Kenneth Schroeder and Jeanette Ihde. They had one son.
6-Jason Ronald Lechtenberg was born in 1976. Jason married Cindy.
5-Gary Alvin Lechtenberg was born on 27 Oct 1957. Gary married Therese Mary Einck, daughter of Norbert Frank (Norb) Einck and Rosaira Wurzer. Therese was born on 15 Sep 1960. They had four children.
6-Dana Marie Lechtenberg was born on 16 Apr 1983.
5-Nancy Lynn Lechtenberg was born on 18 Feb 1972. Nancy married Kurt Richard Hockaday on 21 Oct 2006 in St. Isadore Catholic Church, Springville. Kurt was born on 30 Apr 1966.
3-Frank Lusson was born in 1909 in St. Lucas.
3-Loretta C. Lusson was born in 1916.
3-Erma Lusson was born in 1916 in St. Lucas.
3-Colette Lusson was born after 1920.
2-William Victor Lusson was born on 29 Jul 1879 in St. Lucas. William married Elizabeth Drilling, daughter of Joseph Drilling and Theresa Maria Bruess. Elizabeth was born on 18 Aug 1883 in St. Lucas and died on 11 Aug 1971 in West Union at age 87. They had eight children.
3-Edward Joseph Lusson was born on 10 Oct 1905 in St. Lucas, died on 26 Sep 1990 in his farm in St. Lucas at age 84, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. Lusson was killed while trying to move a round hay bale, which weighed about 1,000 pounds. The bale rolled down the extended arm of the loader after a rope broke, crushing Lusson in the driver's seat of the tractor. Lusson was taken to Palmer by the West Union Ambulance. Edward married Rose. Rose died in 1956 in St. Lucas. They had two children.
4-William Robert Lusson was born in 1934. William married Irma Mae O'Donnell in May 1959 in St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Alta Vista. Irma was born in 1939. They farmed near Alta Vista.
4-Jeanette Lusson married Mr. Miller.
3-Florence Kathryn Lusson was born on 16 Apr 1908 in St. Lucas, died on 28 Jun 2007 in Good Samaritan Center, West Union at age 99, and was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Florence married Clemens Edward Bodensteiner on 2 May 1927 in St. Lucas, son of Henry Bodensteiner and Helena Kuennen. Clemens was born on 12 Oct 1899 in St. Lucas and died on 11 Jun 1975 in West Union at age 75. They had eight children.
In 1917 he registered for the draft stating that he was a farmer with a wife and child. He had blue eyes and dark brown hair. He asked for an exemption stating he had a broken limb. However, the 1920 census shows him as 20 years of age, living with his parents. They farmed and dealt in livestock south of Saint Lucas until 1961 when they moved to West Union. She was employed as a cook at the Palmer Lutheran Hospital from 1961 to 1982. She moved to the Good Samaritan Home in May of 2002.
4-Edward William Bodensteiner was born on 3 Feb 1928. Edward married Bernadette Rose Spier on 29 Aug 1964 in Minnesota. Bernadette was born on 1 Jan 1935. They had two children.
5-Lori Ann Bodensteiner was born on 27 Aug 1965 in Minneapolis. Lori married Michael P. Zumwinkle in 1991 in Stearns Co., Minnesota. Michael was born on 5 Dec 1963.
5-Terry Patrick Bodensteiner was born in 1968. Terry married Elizabeth A. Havel in 1998 in Minnesota. Elizabeth was born on 3 Jan 1970. They had two children.
6-Kate Elizabeth Bodensteiner was born on 12 Aug 2000 in Hennepin Co., Minnesota.
6-Jane Elizabeth Bodensteiner was born on 17 Mar 2002 in Hennepin Co., Minnesota.
4-Virginia Elizabeth Bodensteiner was born on 3 Jun 1930. Virginia married James Laverne Schmelzer on 5 Sep 1953 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, son of David Schmelzer and Helen Aubrey. James was born on 21 Jul 1925 in Sumner, died on 3 Apr 2006 in Maple Crest Manor, West Union at age 80, and was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery. They had four children.
He served in the US Army from 9 Feb 1951 to 22 Jan 1953. He was a farmer and office manager at Landas Fertilizer Company from 1968-70. He was a US Postal Service employee from 1970-1992.
5-Kathryn Marie Schmelzer married David Sowder .
5-Thresa Anne Schmelzer married Joseph Koch. Joseph was born of Dubuque.
5-Mary Ellen Schmelzer was born on 5 Nov 1965. Mary married Darrel Phelps. They divorced in 2008.
5-James Edward Schmelzer was born on 14 Jul 1969. James married Anastasia.
4-Florine Veronica Bodensteiner was born on 2 Nov 1931. Florine married Melvin John Kuennen on 12 Jun 1954 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, son of Victor John Kuennen and Ann Elizabeth Foreman. Melvin was born on 20 Feb 1933 and died in Apr 1980 in Decorah at age 47. They had one son.
5-Timothy Joseph Kuennen was born on 4 Apr 1958. Timothy married Connie Annette Askelson on 12 Apr 1986. Connie was born on 18 Oct 1961. They had two children.
6-Alexis Annette Kuennen was born on 5 Dec 1991.
6-Nolan Joseph Kuennen was born on 8 Nov 1994.
4-Arlene Caroline Bodensteiner was born on 25 Apr 1934. Arlene married Bradley Joseph Brockman, son of William J. Brockman and Ruth C. Schweinfus. Bradley was born on 31 Jan 1930. They had four children.
5-Barry Joseph Brockman was born on 20 Jun 1957.
5-Byron Anthony Brockman was born on 13 Jun 1958.
5-Brenda A. Brockman was born on 12 Nov 1963.
4-Clement H. Bodensteiner was born on 20 Nov 1936. The mother is a possible match. Not verified. Clement married Leona A. Kuennen, daughter of Nicholas H. Kuennen and Frances A. Schaufenbuel. Leona was born on 17 Feb 1936. They had two children. He served as the superintendent for the Grinnell-Newburg Community School District.
5-Steven Clark Bodensteiner was born on 29 Oct 1967. Steven married Keri Sue Williams. Keri was born on 11 Dec 1963.
5-Lynn Ann Bodensteiner was born on 13 Feb 1969.
4-Dr. John B. Bodensteiner was born in 1944. John married Donna.
4-James E. Bodensteiner was born in 1946. James married Roberta A. Ladd on 22 Dec 1974 in Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls, daughter of Warren Virgil Ladd and Irene Rosalie Petersen. Roberta was born in 1947. They had two children.
5-Jeffrey L. Bodensteiner was born in Apr 1977.
5-Jason E. Bodensteiner was born in 1978.
4-Ivan E. Bodensteiner was born in 1949. Ivan married Patricia. They had two children.
5-Julie A. Bodensteiner was born in 1968.
5-Jill Renne Bodensteiner was born in 1970.
3-Veronica Lusson was born on 27 Jun 1911 in St. Lucas, died on 9 Feb 2009 in New Hampton Nursing Home. Veronica married William H. (Will) Kuennen, son of Nicholas Kuennen and Mary Reicks. William was born on 29 Aug 1907 and died on 6 Aug 1991 in Iowa at age 83. They had six children.
4-Ronald William Kuennen was born on 13 Jun 1938. Ronald married Kathryn P. Mallinger. Kathryn was born on 23 Oct 1940. They had six children.
5-Carolyn M. Kuennen
5-David Raymond Kuennen was born on 26 Apr 1963. David married Jacqueline Lee Knutson, daughter of Terry Knutson and Barbara LaJambe. They had one son.
6-Brian Patrick Kuennen was born on 18 Dec 1988 in Hennepin Co., Minnesota.
5-John Ronald Kuennen was born in 1963.
5-Patrick William Kuennen was born on 9 Jul 1965. Patrick married Kristin Cheryl Switzer in 1992 in Minnesota. Kristin was born on 1 Jan 1966. They had two children.
6-Emily Ann Kuennen was born on 28 Oct 1995.
6-Samuel William Kuennen was born on 15 Apr 1998 in Douglas Co., Minnesota.
5-Veronica Kuennen was born in 1968.
4-Helen Elizabeth Kuennen was born on 28 May 1940. Helen married Daniel Maurice Cahalan. Daniel was born in Jul 1935. They had four children: Denise, Donald, Patrick A., and Michael.
4-Jerome Edward Kuennen was born in May 1942. Jerome married Andrea Lyn Cepress on 18 May 1974 in Ramsey Co., Minnesota. Andrea was born in 1947. They had three children.
5-Matthew John Kuennen was born on 18 Jan 1977 in Winona Co., Minnesota.
5-Nathan Michael Kuennen was born on 13 Jan 1980 in Winona Co., Minnesota.
5-Emily Lyn Kuennen was born on 29 Nov 1983 in Winona Co., Minnesota.
4-Robert Joseph Kuennen was born on 7 May 1944. Robert married Alice Mae Busta. Alice was born on 15 Jun 1946. They had three children.
5-Angela Diane Kuennen was born in Oct 1968. Angela married Brian A. Sipos. Brian was born in Sep 1971. They had one son.
6-Mitchell Allan Sipos was born on 14 Dec 2000 in Dakota Co., Minnesota.
5-Jean Marie Kuennen was born on 18 Dec 1972.
5-Daniel Mark Kuennen was born on 18 Oct 1979. He married Courtney Renee Goodman on 27 May 2006 in Atlanta.
4-William Kuennen married Linda Bolden. They had two children: Amy and Todd.
4-Vernon John Kuennen was born in 1949. Vernon married Elizabeth (Betsy) Rymars. They had three children.
5-Scott Stanley Kuennen was born on 23 Oct 1970.
5-Kristyn Elizabeth Kuennen
5-Andrew Nicholas Kuennen was born on 30 Oct 1979.
3-Hubert Lusson was born on 22 Nov 1912 in St. Lucas and died in Nov 1981 in Seattle, King Co., Washington at age 69.
3-Katherine Elizabeth Lusson was born on 26 Sep 1914 in St. Lucas, died on 23 Jan 2006 in Lawler at age 91, and was buried in Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Katherine married Conrad John Kuennen on 1 Mar 1938 in St. Lucas, son of John Henry Kuennen and Theresa J. (Tracy) Martin. Conrad was born on 21 Dec 1913 in St. Lucas and died on 20 Dec 1971 in Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota at age 57. They had 11 children.
Conrad (Connie) John Kuennen and Katherine Elizabeth Lusson were united in marriage by Reverend F.L. Schuch in St. Luke's Church in St. Lucas, Iowa on Tuesday, March 1, 1938 at 9 o'clock in the morning. Our attendants were Herman, brother of the groom,
Victoria, sister of the bride, Anton Wurzer, nephew of the groom and Eleanor, sister of the bride. It was a beautiful spring day. The cooks were Anna Winter and Maggie Stammeyer. The guests socialized, played cards, and took pictures. The wedding party went to Cresco to have their pictures taken. To this union eight girls and three boys were born: Germaine, Geraldine, Roger,
Faith, Kay, Stephen, Susan, Pauline, Thomas, Jacqueline and Lisa. All children are living. We farmed for two years near St. Lucas. In the spring of 1940, we moved to one mile south and one mile east of Lawler where we lived until 1972.
Connie passed away on December 20, 1971. Besides farming, Connie sold insurance for General United Insurance Company, played baseball and managed the team for many years. Later he umpired for years. When our youngest daughter, Lisa, started kindergarten in 1967, I began working as an aide at the Fairview Nursing Home in New Hampton, and later at the Care Center in New Hampton. In 1975, I
started working as a cook for the Sunrise Guest Home in Fredericksburg. After nearly 10 years, I quit and I did volunteer work, which I really enjoyed. I am still doing a little volunteer work today.
4-Germanne Elizabeth Kuennen was born on 14 Apr 1939. Germanne married Roger Lambert Langreck on 10 Aug 1959, son of John Herman Langreck and Catherine Anna Schmitt. Roger was born on 15 May 1935 in St. Lucas. They had seven children.
They farmed about 2 1/2 miles south of St. Lucas. In 1970, they lost their poultry house due to a high wind storm and tornados.
5-Jeffrey John Langreck was born on 21 Jun 1960 in St. Lucas. Jeffrey married Elizabeth Jo (Betty) Ameling on 21 Jul 1984, daughter of Irvin Aloysius Ameling and Alma Anna Winter. Elizabeth was born on 24 Jul 1964 in St. Lucas. They had two children.
6-Adam Jeffrey Langreck was born on 30 Nov 1984.
6-Kelly Elizabeth Langreck was born on 28 Oct 1986.
5-Shellie Ann Langreck was born on 13 Jun 1961 in St. Lucas. Shellie married Timothy Goldammer on 28 Sep 1991 in St. Luke's.
5-Wanda Kay Langreck was born on 3 May 1963 in St. Lucas. Wanda married Robert Simms on 24 Sep 1988. They had two children.
5-Kerri Joseph Langreck was born on 14 Jun 1964 in St. Lucas. Kerri married Deborah Mary Kriener on 20 Jun 1992, daughter of Peter Kriener Jr. and Diane A. Soukup. Deborah was born on 6 Jun 1970. They had one son: Kyle.
5-Timothy Conrad Langreck was born on 20 Jul 1966 in St. Lucas. Timothy married Shannon Wright on 12 Sep 1992. Timothy next married Jennifer Groff on 6 Jun 1998.
5-Catari Ann Langreck was born on 4 Apr 1974 in St. Lucas. Catari married Jamie Leifker on 17 Jun 2000.
5-Jonathon Francis Langreck was born on 4 Oct 1977 in St. Lucas.
4-Geraldine Kuennen was born on 12 Sep 1940. Geraldine married Gerald Timlin. Gerald was born on 27 Nov 1941. They had two children.
5-Kimberly J. Timlin was born on 15 Apr 1965. Kimberly married Patrick Alan Lensing on 20 Oct 1990, son of Gerald Thomas Lensing and Irene Johanna Myers. Patrick was born on 9 Aug 1964. They had four children.
6-Karleen Lensing was born on 6 Jun 1991.
6-Morgan Lensing was born on 23 Mar 1994.
6-Tierney Lensing was born on 30 Jan 1996.
6-Delaney Lensing was born on 6 Jan 1998.
5-Curt Timlin was born on 1 Dec 1966. Curt married Michele Bellmeyer on 5 Sep 1992. Michele was born on 23 Feb 1970. They had one daughter.
6-Mackenzie Timlin was born on 25 Feb 2000.
4-Faith Kuennen was born on 12 Nov 1941.
4-Roger Charles Kuennen was born on 23 May 1943 in Waterloo.
4-Kay Beth Kuennen was born on 11 Dec 1946. Kay married Gary Roberson on 27 Aug 1966. They had three children.
5-Jennifer Roberson married Keith Barrick.
5-Sara Roberson married Lance Van Houten. They had one: Soren.
5-Nicole Roberson married Craig Prichard. They had one daughter.
6-Sydney Prichard was born on 25 Jan 1999.
4-Stephen Edward Kuennen was born on 7 Jul 1948 in Lawler. Stephen married Roberta Berst on 20 Jan 1958, daughter of Clarence John Berst and Adeline Marie Frana. The marriage ended in divorce on 3 Nov 1972. They had two children.
5-Michael Stephen Kuennen was born on 1 Aug 1968. Michael married Connie Sue Franzen on 13 May 1989, daughter of Duane Leonard Franzen and Diane Clara Winter. Connie was born on 15 Sep 1967. They had two children.
He is an indstrial technology teacher at Turkey Valley High School near Fort Atkinson and she is a human-resource manager.
6-Derek Michael Kuennen was born on 22 Nov 1991.
6-Luke Matthew Kuennen was born on 6 Aug 1995.
5-Mark Charles Kuennen was born on 2 Aug 1969. Mark married Tamara Jean Pechota on 1 Dec 1990, daughter of Gerald Francis Pechota and Imogene Hilda (Jeannie) Hackman. Tamara was born on 15 Oct 1969. They had two children: Dillon Matthew and Morgen Leigh Brooks.
Stephen next married Joyce Mary Wickman on 22 Feb 1975, daughter of Gary John Wichman and Sally Marie Andrea. Joyce was born on 10 Nov 1954.
4-Suzanne Kuennen was born in 1949. Suzanne married Neal Stone on 30 Aug 1969. They had four children: Erin, Regan, Jade, and Neal.
4-Pauline Kuennen was born on 21 Oct 1951. Pauline married James Cox on 3 Sep 1971. They had two children: Jessica and Jennison.
4-Thomas R. Kuennen was born on 12 Sep 1953. Thomas married Laurie Helgeson on 3 Jan 1987. They had one daughter: Mindy.
5-Mindy Kuennen was born on 4 May 1976. Mindy married Kevin Mc Allister on 25 Apr 1998. They had two children: Jacob and Darrien.
4-Jacqueline Kuennen was born on 4 Jan 1955. Jacqueline married Stewart Stone on 23 Aug 1974.
4-Lisa Kuennen was born on 9 Sep 1962. Lisa married Harold Busta on 4 May 1985. They had two children: Lacey and Kirsten.
3-Victoria Lusson was born on 28 Sep 1918 in St. Lucas and died on 14 Oct 1996 in Galesburg, Knox Co., Illinois at age 78. Victoria married Mr. Jones.
3-Eleanor Catherine Lusson was born on 29 Mar 1921 in St. Lucas, died on 3 Sep 2004 in Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union at age 83, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. Eleanor married Edward Theodore Franzen on 16 Nov 1948, son of Theodore M. Franzen and Viola Martinek. Edward was born on 31 Dec 1920 in St. Lucas, died on 4 Jul 1998 in Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union at age 77, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. They had four children. She worked as a nurse at Oelwein Mercy Hospital until her marriage and resumed her nursing career in the 1960's at the Good Samaritan Home and Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union.
4-Barbara Franzen was born on 13 May 1950. Barbara married Larry Edward Duffy. Larry was born on 13 May 1950.
4-Julie Franzen was born on 22 Jun 1952. Julie married James S. May. James was born on 28 Sep 1950.
4-William E. Franzen was born on 20 Jun 1955. William married Juliana.
4-Edward T. (Eddie) Franzen was born on 8 Sep 1958 in St. Lucas.
3-Lorraine F. Lusson was born on 27 Mar 1923 in St. Lucas and died in Oct 1994 in West Union at age 71. Lorraine married Francis Baldwin. Francis was born on 29 Dec 1912 and died in Sep 1985 in Wadena at age 72.