Descendants of Johan Melchior Witte



1 Johan Melchior Witte was born on 11 Apr 1791 in Westphalia and died after 1856 in Saint Lucas, Fayette Co., Iowa. He was also found as Milton Witte and Melton Witte. Johan married Anna Mary Kempen on 8 Oct 1825 in St. Mauritz Catholic Church, Westfalen. Anna was born on 9 Aug 1802 and died before 1856 in St. Lucas. They had eight children: Anna Elisabeth, Heinrich William (William), Lucella, John Bernard, Elizabeth, Catherine Elisabeth, Sophia, and Ann. They emigrated with their children, William, John, Cecelia, Anne and Sophia. They settled in Oldenburg, Indiana for eight years before moving to Iowa. They homesteaded a mile east of St. Lucas, then known as Old Mission. He appears in the 1856 Iowa census in Auburn. He was a widow.

2-Anna Elisabeth Witte was born on 14 Sep 1826 in Preußen. In 1870 and 1880 she lived in St. Lucas with her brother, John and his family.

2-Heinrich William (William) Witte was born on 15 Mar 1828 in Preußen. In 1856 he was 28 yrs. old and lived with his widowed father and siblings in St. Lucas.

2-Lucella Witte was born in 1830 in Preußen.

2-John Bernard Witte was born on 19 Apr 1832 in Preußen. John married Anna Kuehner. Anna was born in 1833 in Germany and died in 1915 at age 82. They had three children: John Milton, Elizabeth A., and Nicholas William.

3-John Milton Witte Sr. was born on 16 Oct 1866 in St. Lucas and died on 31 Jul 1941 in Algona, Kossuth Co., Iowa at age 74. John married Mary Heler, daughter of Anton Heler and Elizabeth Shafer. Mary was born in 1872 in Minnesota. They had eight children: John Martin, Nicholas William, Elizabeth, Ferdinand, Aloysius, Joseph, Mary, and Anna. In 1910 they lived in Prairie. Elisabeth Weber, age 84, born in Prussia, was listed as Mother-in-law, and lived with them. In 1917-1918 he lived in St. Benedict, Kossuth Co., Iowa.

4-John Martin Witte Jr. was born on 23 Aug 1893 in South Dakota. John married Ann. He registered for the draft in Cook Co., Illinois stating he was employed as an automobile mechanic at the Elgin Motor Co., in Illinois. He was married.

4-Nicholas William Witte was born on 6 Dec 1898 in Prairie, Kossuth Co., Iowa. His draft card showed he was employed as a farm laborer on the farm of Mr. Froelich. He named his nearest relative as John M. Witte of St. Benedict, Kossuth Co., Iowa. He is not in the SS index.

4-Elizabeth Witte was born in 1900.

4-Ferdinand Witte was born in 1903.

4-Aloysius Witte was born in 1907 in Prairie, Kossuth Co., Iowa.

4-Joseph Witte was born on 18 Mar 1913 and died in May 1983 in Vinton, Benton Co., Iowa at age 70.

4-Mary Witte was born in 1914.

4-Anna Witte was born in 1916 in Prairie, Iowa.

3-Elizabeth A. Witte was born in 1869 in St. Lucas.

3-Nicholas William Witte was born on 18 Nov 1871 in St. Lucas and died on 2 Feb 1964 in Luxembourg, Stearns Co., Minnesota at age 92. Nicholas married Margaret Clara Hemkendreis on 29 Sep 1896 in St. Luke's Catholic Church. Margaret was born on 2 Feb 1871 in Neuenkirchen, Westfalen and died on 15 Jul 1917 in Luxemboug at age 46. They had six children: Henry Anthony, Elizabeth Johanne, Nicholas, Margaret Clara, Mary Louise, and Joseph John. In 1920-1930 they lived in Saint Augusta, Stearns Co., Minnesota.

4-John N. Witte was born on 1 Ocvt 1898 in Iowa. His draft card shows he was a farm hand in St. Augusta. His nearest relative was Nick W. Witte of St. Cloud. In 1930 he lived alone in Saint Augusta. He was not found in the Minnesota death index.

4-Henry Anthony Witte was born on 16 Feb 1899 in Stacyville and died on 27 Sep 1984 in Richmond, Stearns Co., Minnesota at age 85.

4-Elizabeth Johanne Witte O.B.S. was born on 17 Jan 1901 in St. Benedict, Iowa and died on 17 Mar 1994 in Duluth at age 93. She was known as Sister Clothide.

4-Nicholas Witte was born on 9 Jan 1903 and died on 6 Dec 1989 in Stearns Co., Minnesota at age 86.

4-Margaret Clara Witte was born on 7 Apr 1907 in St. Lucas and died on 26 Oct 1997 in Wright Co., Minnesota at age 90. Margaret married Stephen Joseph Valerius on 6 Apr 1937 in St. Wendelins, Luxemburg, son of Stephen Joseph Valerius Sr. and Elizabeth Bohnestengel. Stephen was born on 2 Mar 1907 in Minneapolis and died on 16 Dec 1995 in Waite Park, Stearns Co., Minnesota at age 88. They had eight children: Joseph Ferdinand, Cyril Henry, Donald Ferdinand, Marie Clotilde, Doris Katherine, James Clemence, Zita Margaret, and Anita Mary.

5-Joseph Ferdinand Valerius was born on 14 Feb 1938 in Holdingford, Stearns Co., Minnesota and died on 16 Feb 1938.

5-Cyril Henry Valerius was born on 27 Jan 1939. Cyril married Joan M. Stangl on 10 Jul 1962 in Stearns Co., Minnesota.

5-Donald Ferdinand Valerius was born on 22 May 1940.

5-Marie Clotilde Valerius was born on 25 Mar 1942. Marie married Donald B. Sisco on 15 Feb 1969 in Hennepin Co., Minnesota.

5-Doris Katherine Valerius was born on 11 Mar 1944. Doris married Michael A. Denmark on 26 Apr 1969 in Hennepin Co., Minnesota.

5-James Clemence Valerius was born on 27 Nov 1945. James married Ruth A. Knudson on 2 Jan 1979 in Stearns Co., Minnesota.

5-Zita Margaret Valerius was born on 5 Jan 1948.

5-Anita Mary Valerius was born on 16 Dec 1952. Anita married James S. Voigt on 30 Sep 1972 in Stearns Co., Minnesota.

4-Mary Louise Witte was born on 21 Jun 1909 in Stearns Co., Minnesota.

4-Joseph John Witte was born on 7 Jan 1911 in Luxemburg.

2-Elizabeth Witte was born in 1833 in Preußen and died after 1885 in St. Lucas. In 1885 she was single and lied with her brother, John, and his family in St. Lucas.

2-Catherine Elisabeth Witte was born in 1836 in St. Mauritz, Westphalia, died before 1900 in Military Twp., and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. Catherine married Frederic Wilhelm (William) Gerleman on 17 Jul 1855 in Festina, son of G. Frederick Wilhelm (G. F.) Gerleman and Maria Catherine Lechtenberg. Frederic was born on 7 Jul 1825 in Datteln, Westphalia and died before 1875 in Independence, Kansas. They had nine children: Anna, John A., Henry, Sophia, William, Melchior, Anton, Philomina, and Ferdinand F. (Ferd). They lived on a farm two miles west of Old Mission before moving to Kansas. They went down the Mississippi River, then by rail to Kansas City where they crossed by ferry to go to St. Benedict, Kansas. They lived there for four years and lost their son William. They next moved to Humbolt, Kansas where they lived for seven years. Next they moved to Indenpendence, Kansas where Fred and two children, Fritz and Sophia died of diptheria.
Catherine moved back to St. Lucas in 1875 where she and her children farmed until her son, Anton, took over. Note: For details see the Gerleman Family.

3-Anna Gerleman was born on 14 May 1856 in Festina, died on 26 Sep 1935 in Festina at age 79, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Anna married Fred E. Etteldorf in 1898 in Festina, son of Philipp H. Etteldorf Sr. and Maria Billen. Fred was born on 23 Apr 1854 on the ship to America, died on 22 Nov 1935 in Festina at age 81, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had one son: Joseph Paul. In the 1925 census, she identifies her parents as Anton Gerleman and Marie Witte.

4-Joseph Paul Etteldorf was born in Aug 1899 in Festina, died on 2 May 1930 in Ossian at age 30, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian. He was a Private in Company "C" Development Bat. In 1930 he lived with his parents in Washington, Winneshiek Co., Iowa.

3-Rev. John A. Gerleman was born on 25 May 1859 in Iowa, died on 15 Oct 1946 in Granville, Sioux Co., Iowa at age 87, and was buried in St. Joseph Cemetery.

3-Henry Gerleman (Twin) was born on 20 Mar 1860 in St. Lucas, died on 8 Jun 1933 in St. Lucas at age 73, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. Note: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in St. Marys, Warren Co., Iowa. "The first burial in the St. Mary's cemetery was that of Anna Marie Gerlemen, daughter of Henry and Mary Gerlman, who died April 26, 1876". I did not find another "Henry" Gerleman - but the 1876 would appear too early for this Henry and Mary! Note: In the 1925 census, his parents are shown as Cathrina Witte and Wilhelm Gerleman. Henry married Mary Ann Wieling about 1893, daughter of Bernard Wieling and * Katherine Lutkenhaus. Mary was born in Aug 1886 in Iowa, died in 1929 in St. Lucas at age 43, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. They had nine children: Aloysius Frank, Joseph William, Cecila, Louis Herman, Frank Fred, Edward F., Hugo J., Victor A., and Hilda.

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

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

5-Thecla Mary Gerleman was born on 19 Oct 1920 in St. Lucas and died on 8 May 1989 in New Hampton at age 68. Thecla married Lawrence Henry Lechtenberg on 14 Oct 1946 in St. Lucas, son of John Bernard (Barney) Lechtenberg and Catharina Brincks. Lawrence was born on 5 Feb 1920 in Festina and died on 24 Aug 1992 in Spillville, Winneshiek Co., Iowa at age 72. They had five children.

6-Lester B. Lechtenberg was born in Nov 1948 in Spilleville,. Lester married Donna Marie Lensing. Donna was born on 10 Mar 1944. They had three children: Dana Lee, Heather Noelle, and Dustin P.

7-Dana Lee Lechtenberg was born on 3 Dec 1971. Dana married Vanessa Kubath in 2005.

7-Heather Noelle Lechtenberg was born on 2 Dec 1973. Heather married Brian Michael Reicherts in 2005.

7-Dustin P. Lechtenberg was born on 10 Feb 1979.

6-Leon Alois Lechtenberg was born on 3 Jan 1950 in Spilleville,. eon married Laura Lensing, daughter of Stephen A. Lensing and Arlene Julia Bruess. Laura was born on 19 Apr 1957. They had three children: Scott Lee, Terri Jo, and Brent Lee.

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

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

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

6-Marlene Lechtenberg was born on 17 Aug 1952. Marlene married Eugene Raymond Kipp on 26 Dec 1970 in Spillville, son of Edwin Theodore Kipp and Hilaria Clara Hackman. Eugene was born on 18 Apr 1950. They had three children: Patrick Lee, Karla Jean, and Kristi Lynn.

7-Patrick Lee Kipp was born on 31 Aug 1978.

7-Karla Jean Kipp was born on 1 Oct 1981. Karla married Travis Gilson.

7-Kristi Lynn Kipp was born on 1 Jun 1984.

6-Lawrence J. Lechtenberg was born on 19 Sep 1955. Lawrence married Jolene Marie Novak. Jolene was born on 16 Dec 1960. They had two children.

7-Bridget J. Lechtenberg was born on 30 Jan 1979.

7-Benjamin L. Lechtenberg was born on 30 Jan 1980.

6-Marilyn Lechtenberg was born in 1951. Marilyn married Lawrence George Sabelka. Lawrence was born in 1947. They had three children.

7-Brandi Ann Sabelka was born in 1971.

7-Brenda Marie Sabelka was born in 1973.

7-Brandon Michael Sabelka was born in 1976.

5-Hugo John Gerleman was born on 22 Oct 1922 in St. Lucas, died on 19 Aug 2003 in Ossian Senior Hospice at age 80, and was buried in St. Francis de Sales, Ossian. Hugo married Leona Marie Gehling on 20 Apr 1948 in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian, daughter of Frank Joseph Gehling and Elizabeth M. Miller. Leona was born on 7 Feb 1924. They had seven children. Hugo was inducted into the Armed Forces during WW II and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre until his discharge in 1946. He received the victory Medal, Occupation Medal and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal.

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

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

7-Veronica L. Gerleman was born on 28 Feb 1978. Veronica married Seth Colvin of Belleview, FL. They had one daughter.

8-Kylie Colvin

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

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

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

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

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

7-Brenda Ann Gerleman was born in 1976. Brenda married Philip K. Elsner.

7-Eric John Gerleman was born in 1978. Eric married Shelly.

7-John Gerleman

6-Dale Joseph Gerleman was born on 27 Jan 1957. Dale married Betty Mae Holthaus, daughter of Cletus Holthaus and Lucille Bertha Thuente. Betty was born on 22 Dec 1959. They had three children: 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 graduated from South Winneshiek H.S. in May, 2006.

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

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

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

5-Rev. LaVerne H. Gerleman was born on 6 Sep 1925 in St. Lucas, died on 11 Jul 1984 in Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota at age 58, and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hazelton. He received his BA Degree from Loras College and attended St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. He was ordained at St. Lucas on 30 May 1950. He was assistant pastor at St. Bonifas, Garner; St. Joseph's, New Hampton; St. Nicholas Evansdale. He was pastor of Immaculate Conception and Chaplain at Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids in 1969. On 3 June 1978 he was named Dubuque Archdiocesan Chaplain of the year by the KCs at the KC State Convention at Lake Okoboji. On 3 June 1979, he was presented a new car by parishioners and friends. He was the pastor at St. Mary's Church in Hazelton for ten years.

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

5-Matthias (Matt) Gerleman was born on 23 Feb 1929 in St. Lucas and died on 21 May 1974 in Calmar at age 45. Matthias married Rosemary Bohr on 20 Oct 1948 in Ossian, daughter of William J. Bohr and Hildegarde E. Heying. Rosemary was born on 30 Dec 1929 in Ossian and died on 3 Jul 1965 in Calmar at age 35. They had five children: Jean Ann, Kenneth William, Connie Mae, Gary Virgil, and Diane Agnes.

6-Jean Ann Gerleman was born on 9 Jul 1950. Jean married James W. Minder Jr. in Aug 1972. James was born in 1948. They had two children.

7-Jessica M. Minder was born in May 1979. Jessica married Lloyd Lam. Lloyd was born in May 1978. They had one daughter: Kaia.

8-Kaia Lamminder was born in Aug 2006.

7-James F. Minder was born in Jun 1982.

6-Kenneth William Gerleman was born on 9 Jan 1954 in Iowa. Kenneth married Judith Ann Gesing on 14 Oct 1976 in Calmar, daughter of Ralph Gesing and Phylis. Judith was born on 21 Jul 1954. They had two children: Luke LaVerne and Marie Nicole.

7-Luke LaVerne Gerleman was born on 2 Jul 1986.

7-Marie Nicole Gerleman was born on 3 Dec 1988.

6-Connie Mae Gerleman was born on 28 Jan 1956 in Iowa. Connie married Lynn Hilgendorf on 28 Dec 1974, son of LaVern Hilgendorf and Wiletta Wahl. Lynn was born on 19 Nov 1950. They had three children.

7-Dawniel Hilgendorf was born on 29 Oct 1975 and died on 31 Oct 1975.

7-Jami Jean Hilgendorf was born on 20 Jul 1977.

Jami married Justin Harris on 15 Sep 2001. They had two children.

8-Preston Monroe Harris was born on 29 Jun 2001.

8-Ava Dawniel Harris was born on 25 Jun 2004.

7-Joseph Mathias Hilgendorf was born on 7 Sep 1979.

6-Gary Virgil Gerleman was born on 15 Mar 1958 in New Hampton. Gary married Linda Stone. Linda was born in 1954. They had four children.

7-Justin Allen Gerleman was born in 1980.

7-Alice Gerleman was born in 1982.

7-Ashley Gerleman

7-Matt Gerleman

Gary next married Terry L.

6-Diane Agnes Gerleman was born on 6 Nov 1962. Diane married Todd Lenz. They had three children.

7-Zachary Wilson

7-Travis Lenz was born on 30 Jul 1987.

7-Nathan Lenz was born on 14 Apr 1989.

5-Virgil William Gerleman was born on 28 Oct 1930 in St. Lucas, died on 16 Mar 2007 in Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah at age 76, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from June 10, 1952 to May 12, 1954. Virgil married Grace Ann Lensing on 1 May 1956 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, New Hampton, daughter of George Patrick Lensing and Catherine E. Gilbert. Grace was born on 18 Jan 1936. They had four children: Janice Kay, Darlene Sue, Glenn Eugene, and Kathleen Ann. They farmed near St. Lucas on the family farm where he was born.

6-Janice Kay Gerleman was born on 20 Jan 1957. Janice married William Robert Holthaus on 7 Jun 1980 in St. Luke's Catholic Church, son of Nilus Peter Holthaus and Irene Barbara Bodensteiner. William was born on 31 Dec 1952. They had four children: Lynette Renae, Laurie Jean, Allyson, and Mitchell.

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-Darlene Sue Gerleman was born on 20 Jul 1958. Darlene married James Dean Koenig. They had three children: Joseph Michael, Dawn, and Danielle.

6-Glenn Eugene Gerleman was born on 8 Aug 1962 in Fort Atkinson.

6-Kathleen Ann Gerleman was born on 28 Jul 1970. Kathleen married Guy Winston Gregerson, son of Gene Gregerson and Carol. Guy was born on 21 Jan 1971.

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

5-Agnes Mary Gerleman was born on 9 Sep 1932. Agnes married Paul H. Galligan. Paul was born on 10 Dec 1933 and died in May 1974 in Iowa at age 40. They had four children: Mark J., Robert D., Susan M., and Patrick James.

6-Mark J. Galligan was born in 1962.

6-Robert D. Galligan was born on 11 Oct 1963.

6-Susan M. Galligan was born on 19 Oct 1964.

6-Patrick James Galligan was born on 6 Feb 1974.

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

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

5-Florian Fred Gerleman was born on 4 Sep 1937 in Charles City. Florian married Marlys Evelyn Ash. Marlys was born in 1943. They had three children: Michael James, Kelly Rae, and James Paul.

6-Michael James Gerleman graduated with a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Texas at Brownsville on 21 Dec. 2002.

6-Kelly Rae Gerleman was born on 4 Sep 1965.

6-James Paul Gerleman was born on 1 Feb 1969.

4-Joseph William Gerleman was born on 7 Jun 1896 in St. Lucas and died in May 1969 in New Hampton at age 72. oseph married Rosina Langreck in St. Luke's, daughter of Herman Langreck and Rosa M. Wiskus. Rosina was born on 7 Dec 1897 in St. Lucas and died in Aug 1981 in St. Lucas at age 83. They had seven children: Jovina R., Herman, Veronica J., Alfred, Eugene Edward (Gene), Gilbert W., and Joseph Virgil.

5-Jovina R. Gerleman was born in 1923 in Iowa. Jovina married Francis M. Scally. Francis was born on 13 Oct 1909 and died on 24 Aug 1995 in New Hampton at age 85. They had one son: James Joseph.

6-James Joseph Scally was born in 1953.

5-Herman Gerleman was born in 1926 in St. Lucas.

5-Veronica J. Gerleman was born on 1 Nov 1927. Veronica married Bobby R. Roethler on 10 Apr 1951 in Little Turkey. Bobby was born on 29 Aug 1929 and died on 11 Aug 1993 in Alta Vista at age 63. Another name for Bobby was Francis Roethler. They had one daughter: Diane R..

6-Diane R. Roethler was born in 1955.

5-Alfred Gerleman was born on 3 Jun 1930 in St. Lucas and died in Sep 1985 in Stacyville, Mitchell Co., Iowa at age 55.

5-Eugene Edward (Gene) Gerleman was born on 22 Jan 1933 in St. Lucas, died on 12 Nov 2001 in Fort Atkinson at age 68, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Fort Atkinson. Eugene married Joanne M. Kupka on 26 Apr 1958 in St. John's Catholic Church, Fort Atkinson. Joanne was born in 1939. They had nine children: Patricia Rose, Pamela J., Daniel J., Kenneth Eugene, Thomas Allyn, Robert R. (Bob), James P. (Jamie), Timothy P., and Ronald J.. He served as a PFC in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and the Huber-Steffes American Legion Post #672 of Fort Atkinson. He died of cancer.

6-Patricia Rose Gerleman was born on 8 Aug 1961. Patricia married Brian Tussler, son of Charles Tussler. Brian died in La Crosse, La Crosse Co., Wisconsin.

6-Pamela J. Gerleman was born on 11 Feb 1959. Pamela married Alan C. Severson.

6-Daniel J. Gerleman was born on 1 Feb 1959 in Fort Atkinson. Daniel married Bonnie Sue. Bonnie was born on 6 Jun 1962.

6-Kenneth Eugene Gerleman was born on 2 Apr 1960. He had three daughters, Kendra, Karissa and Kandis from a previous marriage. Kenneth married Ann Karda Pape on 9 May 1998 in St. Peter Lutheran Church, daughter of Wayne Pape and Pauline Traeger. Ann was born on 25 Feb 1966 in West Union, died on 8 Oct 2005 at age 39, and was buried in St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery. They had one son.

7-Kenneth Gerleman Jr.

6-Thomas Allyn Gerleman was born on 24 Jan 1963. Thomas married Dawn R. Grabbe. Dawn was born on 9 Apr 1963. They had one son: Andrew Thomas.

7-Andrew Thomas Gerleman was born on 18 Jul 1993 in Mason City.

6-Robert R. (Bob) Gerleman was born on 10 Dec 1964. Robert married Terri A. Schmitt on 8 Aug 1986, daughter of Delbert Robert Schmitt and Shirley Ott. Terri was born on 29 Oct 1964. They had two children: Kayla and Kyle R..

7-Kayla Gerleman was born on 28 Nov 1989.

7-Kyle R. Gerleman was born on 11 Jan 1993.

6-James P. (Jamie) Gerleman was born in 1967. He attended Turkey Valley H.S. and was crowned Homecoming King in 1984. James married Carol Gehling, daughter of Florian Gehling and LaVonne Letha Baumler. Carol was born in 1967.

6-Timothy P. Gerleman was born on 18 Jul 1971.

6-Ronald J. Gerleman was born on 26 Jul 1973 in Calmar.

5-Gilbert W. Gerleman was born in 1936. Gilbert married Celaine Inga Mellman. Celaine was born in 1932.

5-Joseph Virgil Gerleman was born on 1 Jan 1947 in St. Lucas. Joseph married Rita Brosnahan. Rita was born on 4 Jan 1951. They had two children: Breehan Brosnaham and Logan Brosnahan.

6-Breehan Brosnaham Gerleman was born on 20 Sep 1979.

6-Logan Brosnahan Gerleman was born on 25 Jan 1985.

4-Sister Cecila Gerleman F.S.P.A. was born on 18 Dec 1897 in St. Lucas and died on 22 Sep 1994 in Wisconsin Rapids at age 96. She entered St. Rose Convent on 15 Jan 1922 and became Sister Lucina.

4-Rev. Louis Herman Gerleman was born on 18 Feb 1899 in St. Lucas and died on 14 Sep 1988 in Dubuque at age 89. His draft registration shows he was employed as a farm hand by Bernard Gehling on his farm at Calmar. In 1969 he was in Vancouver, Washington. He served as the Chaplain at Zavier Hospital in Dubuque.

4-Frank Fred Gerleman was born on 25 Jul 1900 in St. Lucas. His draft registration shows he was employed in Terre Haute, Indiana by a RR Express Company. He listed his nearest relative as Henry Gerleman of Ft. AStkinson. He registered for the WWII draft stating he was born 25 August 1895 in St. Lucas, Iowa. He was 46 years old and employed by Pacific Gas & Electric in Caribou Plumas, California. He named Abbe Witt of Stockton, California as someone who would always know his address. He is not in the California Death Index.

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

5-Evelyn Mary Gerleman married Leonard Becker on 15 Nov 1947 in st. Mary's. They had three children: Diane, Joann, and Mary Lou.

6-Diane Becker

6-Joann Becker

6-Mary Lou Becker was born on 12 Feb 1949 and died on 13 Feb 1950 at age 1.

5-Ronald Gerleman

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

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

5-Germaine Frances Gerleman was born on 17 Aug 1933. Germaine married William John Lippert in Jul 1965 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Waterloo, son of Albert Lippert and Cecelia Weber. William was born in 1926. They had four children: Loretta Ann, Anita Marie, Lisa Rae, and Teresa Kay.

6-Loretta Ann Lippert was born on 17 Feb 1967 in Waterloo and died on 9 Oct 1984 at age 17.

6-Anita Marie Lippert was born in 1968.

6-Lisa Rae Lippert was born in 1973.

6-Teresa Kay Lippert was born in 1973.

4-Rev. Hugo J. Gerleman S.J. was born on 13 Aug 1903 in St. Lucas, died on 15 Aug 1972 in St. Louis, Missouri at age 69, and was buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. From 1917 to 1924 he attended St. Lawrence Seminary, Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin.

4-Rev. Victor A. Gerleman was born on 28 Aug 1905 in St. Lucas and died on 23 Apr 1960 in Raymond, Iowa at age 54.

4-Hilda Gerleman was born on 8 Mar 1912 in St. Lucas and died in Aug 1977 in West Union at age 65. Hilda married Herman Elmer. Herman was born on 9 Jul 1903 and died in Aug 1962 in Iowa at age 59.

3-Sophia Gerleman was born on 20 Mar 1860 in Kansas and died in 1872 of Diptheria in Indenpendence, Kansas at age 12.

3-William Gerleman was born about 1863 and died bef 1873 of diptheria in Kansas.

3-Melchior Gerleman was born on 20 Mar 1865 in Kansas, died on 26 May 1887 in St. Lucas at age 22, and was buried in St. Lucas Cemetery.

3-Anton Gerleman was born on 13 Jan 1867, died on 19 Nov 1925 in St. Lucas at age 58, and was buried in St. Lucas Cemetery. Anton married Theresa Drilling on 19 Nov 1902, daughter of Frank W. Drilling and Clara Jacobs. Theresa was born on 5 Jun 1880 in St. Lucas and died on 25 Mar 1937 at age 56. They had nine children: William Frank, Clara Theresa, John, Alphonse J., Catherine, Clemens Fred, Frances Elizabeth, Leo, and Aloysius B. (Alois). In 1925 they lived in Saint Lucas with these eight children. He was transporting pigs to his farm in his automobile when the auto was struck by a train. (As told by his son, Clement.)

4-William Frank Gerleman was born on 22 Feb 1904 in St. Lucas and died on 29 Dec 1981 in Cedar Rapids at age 77. In 1951 he was the manager of the locker plant for J. E. Boelter. William married Evelyn Katherine Perry on 12 Jun 1933 in Waucoma, daughter of Joseph Perry and Bertha Elizabeth Meyer. Evelyn was born on 3 Aug 1914 in Waucoma, died on 15 Nov 1993 in Keystone Care Center at age 79, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. They had five children: Leonard Gregory, Paul Joseph, Randall Joseph, Mary Katherine, and Robert John. He managed locker plants in Brandon and Clutier, Iowa. He was a boiler operator/engineer for the State Juvenile Home in Toledo. When they retired, they moved to Cedar Rapids.

5-Leonard Gregory Gerleman was born on 5 Aug 1936 in Waucoma and died on 18 Aug 2007 in St. Luke's Hospital of cancer at age 71. Leonard married Karen A. Brunssen on 15 Jun 1963 in Van Horn, daughter of Roland Arthur Brunssen and Elnora Anders. Karen was born on 1 Sep 1941 in Davenport and died on 15 Nov 2006 in Cedar Rapids at age 65. They had one daughter: Teresa C.. She worked as a secretary for IBM for 24 years, retiring in 1991. She then worked at St. Luke's Hospital for seven years, retiring in 2001. She died of cancer.

6-Teresa C. Gerleman was born on 19 Jul 1982 in Cedar Rapids.

5-Paul Joseph Gerleman was born on 1 Nov 1941 in Iowa. Paul married Carolyn Ann Valenta on 19 Nov 1960 in Immaculate Conception, daughter of Fred Joseph Valenta and Stella Ann Podhajsky. The marriage ended in divorce. Carolyn was born on 19 Dec 1941. They had five children: Mary, Joni Marie, DeAnn Mary, Christine Ann, and Robert Paul.

6-Mary Gerleman was born on 1 Jul 1961 and died on 1 Jul 1961.

6-Joni Marie Gerleman was born on 16 May 1962 in Iowa. Joni married Lee Jestings on 23 May 1992 in Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona. Lee was born on 20 Feb 1961 in Arizona. They had three children: Jessica, Jennifer, and Jake.

7-Jessica Jestings was born on 24 Mar 1994 in California.

7-Jennifer Jestings was born on 9 Sep 1999 in California.

7-Jake Jestings was born on 16 Jan 2001 in California.

6-DeAnn Mary Gerleman was born on 11 Feb 1966 in Iowa. DeAnn married Mark David Harrison on 10 Nov 1994 in Tucson. Mark was born on 20 Oct 1965.

6-Christine Ann Gerleman was born on 28 Jul 1964 in Iowa. Christine married Brian Anthony Koch on 8 Aug 1987 in Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona. Brian was born on 10 Jan 1963. They had three children: Erica, Carson, and Claire. Christi is a general building contractor and Brian works for United States Customs in Las Cruces.

7-Erica Koch was born on 6 May 1989 in Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona.

7-Carson Koch was born on 19 Dec 1990 in Tucson.

7-Claire Koch was born on 20 Mar 1996 in Tucson.

6-Robert Paul Gerleman was born on 13 Jul 1968 in Iowa. He is a real estate agent in Tucson.

Paul next married Karen Eileen Aguayo on 16 Apr 1988 in Tucson. Karen was born on 1 Sep 1949.

5-Randall Joseph Gerleman was born on 30 May 1944 in Iowa. Randall married Jill Canham on 25 Jun 1966 in England. The marriage ended in divorce. Jill was born on 4 Apr 1946 in Mildenhall, Suffolk, England. They had one son: Ian Gregory.

6-Ian Gregory Gerleman was born on 24 Jan 1969 in Beverly, New Jersey. Ian married Sushilla Changani on 12 Aug 2001 in Coombe Abbey, Wawickshire, U.K. Sushilla was born on 27 May 1969. They had one son: Cameron Conner.

7-Cameron Conner Gerleman was born on 19 May 2004 in Whoberley Coventry, England.

Randall next married Judith Burkis in Nov 1983. Judith was born on 20 Feb 1949 in Illinois, died on 7 Jan 2008 in Hospice Ministries, RIdgeland, Mississippi at age 58, and was buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

5-Mary Katherine Gerleman was born on 4 Mar 1946 in Iowa. Mary married Keith Dennis Kock on 26 Sep 1970 in St. Jude Catholic Church. Keith was born on 16 May 1945. They had two children: Melissa Ann and Kara M.

6-Melissa Ann Kock was born on 5 Mar 1972 in Iowa. Melissa had a relationship with Daniel Fogarty. They did not marry. They had one son: Joshua.

7-Joshua Kock-Fogarty was born on 28 Jul 1990 in Minnesota. Melissa married Joseph P. Olson on 5 Oct 1992 in St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. Joseph was born on 5 May 1956 in Minnesota. They had two children: Meghan Kathleen and Emma Marie.

7-Meghan Kathleen Olson was born on 28 Jul 1994 in Wisconsin.

7-Emma Marie Olson was born on 28 May 1999 in Wisconsin.

6-Kara M. Kock was born on 12 Aug 1977. Kara married Eric D. Christenson on 26 May 2001 in Minnesota. Eric was born on 9 Feb 1976. They had one son: Garvin D..

7-Garvin D. Christenson was born on 12 Mar 1995 in Minnesota.

5-Robert John Gerleman was born on 17 Mar 1949. Robert had a relationship with Wilai Khumthip in Dec 1969 in Thailand. Wilai was born on 5 Oct 1941 in Thailand. They had two children. Robert served in the United States Air Force for 22 years. Upon retirement, he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service in Phoenix, AZ.

6-Michael J. Gerleman was born on 17 Apr 1971 in Dwyer AFB, New Mexico. Michael married and had 3 children, Christopher, Marissa, and Christian.

7-Christopher Gerleman was born on 4 Mar 1993 in Arizona.

7-Marissa Gerleman was born on 29 Apr 2003 in Arizona.

7-Christian Gerleman was born on 26 Jan 2005 in Arizona.

6-Michelle Leigh Gerleman was born on 27 Sep 1975. Michelle married Matthew Moore Roe on 22 Sep 2000 in Arizona. Matthew was born on 3 Dec 1970. They had two children: Kenneth and Conner.

7-Kenneth Roe was born on 26 Nov 2001.

7-Conner Roe was born on 27 May 2003.

4-Clara Theresa Gerleman was born on 23 Apr 1905 and died on 4 Nov 1909 at age 4.

4-John Gerleman was born on 9 Sep 1907 in St. Lucas and died in Dec 1984 in Fort Atkinson at age 77. long with his brother, Leo, and sister, Catherine, they stayed and worked the family farm. They never married.

4-Alphonse J. Gerleman was born on 1 Oct 1909 in St. Lucas and died on 25 Aug 1992 in Fort Atkinson at age 82. He never married. He farmed near Decorah, raising mostly corn.

4-Catherine Gerleman was born in 1912 in St. Lucas.

4-Clemens Fred Gerleman was born on 7 Sep 1912 in St. Lucas and died still living as of Apr 2008 in Senior Hospice Center, Ossian at age 95. He appears in the 1925 census with his parents, Anton & Theresa Drilling Gerleman.

4-Frances Elizabeth Gerleman was born on 8 Mar 1914 in St. Lucas and died on 17 Aug 1971 in Bishop Bergan Mercy Medical Center, Omaha at age 57. Frances married Gregory Cremer on 8 Nov 1937 in St. Luke's Catholic Church. They had one daughter: Judith Ann.

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

6-Mark Swanson was born on 31 Oct 1966. Mark married Monika Bergner on 12 Sep 1998 in Dallas. They had two children: Clara Antonia and Anna Luisa.

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

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

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

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

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

6-Karla Swanson was born on 10 Dec 1974. Karla married William Salier on 22 Mar 2003 in Iowa. They had two children: Jack Roland and Luke Joseph.

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

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

4-Leo Gerleman was born on 14 Mar 1916 in St. Lucas and died in Oct 1985 in Fort Atkinson at age 69.

4-Aloysius B. (Alois) Gerleman was born on 14 Jan 1919 in St. Lucas and died on 28 Mar 2004 in Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union at age 85.

3-Philomina Gerleman was born on 3 Feb 1869 in Kansas, died on 2 Nov 1955 at age 86, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. In 1920, she was 50 years old and lived with her brother, Ferdinand, in Prairie.

3-Ferdinand F. (Ferd) Gerleman was born in Feb 1873 in Kansas. He appears with this family in the 1880 census, age 7. The 1910 census shows his living with his mother, Katherine and sister Philomina. He was 33 years old, a widow. Ferdinand married Magdelena Klemmer. Magdelena was born in Kansas and died before 1920 in Prairie, Kossuth Co., Iowa. They had four children: Agnes Elizabeth, Melchior, Anna E., and Rose. In 1915 to 1920 they lived in Prairie. No draft card was found for him. Elizabeth K. Gerleman, age 83, referred to as "mother", lived with them along with his sister, Philomena. In 1925 they lived in Prairie. Katherine Gerleman, his mother, age 89, still lived with them. He identified his parents as Wm. Gerleman and Katherin Witte. Magdelena's parents remain unknown.

4-Agnes Elizabeth Gerleman was born on 9 Sep 1904 in St. Lucas, died on 30 Oct 1993 in Postville at age 89, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. Agnes married Aloysius Roman Lensing on 26 Sep 1932, son of Alois Lensing and Elizabeth Cremer. Aloysius was born on 9 Aug 1899 and died on 21 Apr 1990 at age 90. They had three children: Marlene M., Dennis J., and Lloyd.

5-Marlene M. Lensing was born in 1942. Marlene married Robert L. Pins. Robert was born in 1939. They had three children: Michelle, Holly, and Theodore R.

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

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

4-Melchior Gerleman was born on 8 Aug 1906 in St. Lucas, died in Dec 1977 in Fort Atkinson at age 71, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. he appears in the 1910 census, age 3. In 1930 he lived with his parents in Prairie. He never married and lived with his nephew, Lloyd Lensing in Festina.

4-Anna E. Gerleman was born on 26 Feb 1908 in St. Benedict, Kossuth Co., Iowa and died on 31 Oct 1933 in Wesley at age 25. Anna married Louis A. Ricke in 1932, son of Henry Ricke and Maria Agnes Klass. Louis was born on 22 Dec 1901 in Williams, Hamilton Co., Iowa and died on 27 May 1969 in Wesley, Kossuth Co., Iowa at age 67.

4-Rose Gerleman was born in 1908, died in 1925 in Prairie, Kossuth Co., Iowa at age 17, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

2-Sophia Witte was born in 1842 in Indiana, died in 1925 in Festina at age 83, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. buried at St. Mary's Cemetery as Sophia Lutkenhaus. Sophia married Anton John Lutkenhaus, son of Bernard Herman Lütkenhaus and Maria Kathrina Blanke. Anton was born in Feb 1839 in Preußen, died in 1932 in Festina at age 93, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. They had one son: John A. In 1880 they lived in Festina where he was a wagon maker. His mother, Mary, age 76 lived with them. In 1900 his newphew, Arthur Luetkenhaus, b. Mar 1889, lived with them.

3-John A. Luetkenhaus was born on 4 Apr 1873 in Festina, died on 15 Sep 1933 in Festina at age 60, and was buried in Our Lady of Seven Dolors. John married Anna Elsbernd on 18 Oct 1904 in Our Lady of Seven Dolors, daughter of Joseph Elsbernd and Mary Moellers. Anna was born on 23 Oct 1881 in Festina and died on 5 Apr 1954 in New Hampton at age 72. They had seven children: Anthony (Tony), Myron M., Gregory, Julia, Rudolph John (Rudy), Agnes, and Leona. In 1930 they lived on Main Street in Festina. John's 91 year old father lived with them.

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

5-Margaret Arlene Lutkenhaus was born in 1931. Margaret married David Carlos Doser. David was born on 17 Jan 1931, died on 2 Jun 2001 in Mechaniesville at age 70, and was buried in Stanwood Cemetery. They had six children: Donald A., James Joseph, Michael David, Patrick John, Mark Wade, and Steven Karl.

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

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

7-Katherine J. Doser was born in 1980.

7-Matthew James Doser was born in 1983.

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

6-Patrick John Doser was born in 1961.

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

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

5-Leosa Anne Lutkenhaus was born on 15 Dec 1933. Leosa married Leo T. Meyer on 30 Jun 1953 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Festina, son of Henry D. Meyer and Rose Theresa Meyer. Leo was born on 27 Dec 1929 in St. Lucas, died on 20 Jul 1978 in St. Lucas at age 48, and was buried in St. Luke's Cemetery. They had four children: Daniel F., Dale Edward, Alan J., and Janice.

He died from a heart attack. Obituary of Leo Meyer Funeral services for Leo J. Meyer, 49, were held at St. Luke's church July 23 with the Rev. Richard Bohr offering the Mass. Burial was in the parish cemetery with Del Schmitt, Arthur Schmitt, Donald Kuennen, Wilfred Kuennen, Martin Kuennen and Robert Hemesath as pallbearers. He was born at St. Lucas Dec 27, 1929, the son of Henry and Rose Meyer. On June 30, 1953 he married Leosa Lutkenhaus at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Festina. Since their marriage they have farmed at the present home south of St. Lucas. Survivors include his wife; three sons and one daughter, Daniel of West Union, Dale, Alan and Janice at home, and two brothers, Theodore of Decorah and Frank of Fort Atkinson.

6-Daniel F. Meyer was born in 1955. Daniel married Ruth Ann Hoepfner, daughter of Howard Hoepfner and Unknown. Ruth was born in 1958. They had one daughter.

7-Sarah J. Meyer was born in 1982.

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

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

6-Janice Meyer

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

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

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

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

4-Sister Julia Luetkenhaus was born on 15 Jun 1915 in Festina, died on 12 Jan 2005 in Holy Family Infirmary at age 89, and was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis on Aug. 25, 1936, and made her final profession of vows on Aug. 10, 1942. Sister Julia ministered in the Iowa cities of Dubuque, Le Mars, Sioux City, New Hampton, Ossian and Bancroft and in Chicago.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Anthony, Gregory and Rudolph; and four sisters, Sister Marie, Sister Myron, Agnes and Leona.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5-Atty. Gerald Lutkenhaus was born in 1948. Gerald married Mary.

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

6-Adam J. Crooks was born in 1975.

6-Ryan Craig Crooks was born in 1977.

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

6-Daniel Kevin Crooks was born in 1978.

6-Katie Jo Crooks was born in 1982.

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

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

6-Lindsay Lea Lutkenhaus was born in 1980. Lindsay married Scott Britson on 15 May 2004 in St. Aloysius. They had one son: Drew Charles.

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

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

4-Agnes Lutkenhaus was born in 1921 in Festina.

4-Leona Lutkenhaus was born in 1923 in Festina.

2-Ann Witte was born in 1846 in Indiana. In 1870 she lived in Auburn.


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