Gary Don Gronewald

M, #18415, b. 14 May 1969, d. 15 November 1973
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited24 Oct 2005
Birth*14 May 1969Gary Don Gronewald was born on 14 May 1969 at Kaufman Co, TX.
Death*15 November 1973He died on 15 November 1973 at Kaufman Co, TX, at age 4.
Burial*He was buried at Wilson Chapel Cemetery, Kaufman Co, TX.

George (Robert) Gronewald

M, #14613, b. 26 September 1912, d. 19 March 2006
FatherFrederick (Fred) Frank Gronewald b. 16 Jan 1885, d. 8 Dec 1962
MotherGeorgia Irene McCormick b. 29 Mar 1889, d. 26 May 1937
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited25 Nov 2008
Birth*26 September 1912George (Robert) Gronewald was born on 26 September 1912 at Kaufman, Kaufman Co, TX.
He was the son of Frederick (Fred) Frank Gronewald and Georgia Irene McCormick.
Census*23 April 1930George (Robert) Gronewald appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Kaufman Co, TX.
Marriage*26 September 1935He married Oleta Belle Shehee on 26 September 1935 at Seguin, Guadalupe Co, TX.
Note*January 1946George (Robert) Gronewald and Oleta Belle Shehee moved in January 1946 at Littlefield, Lamb Co, TX.
Residence*1 January 2003George (Robert) Gronewald lived at RR 2, Littlefield, Lamb Co, TX, on 1 January 2003.
Death*19 March 2006He died on 19 March 2006 at Littlefield, Lamb Co, TX, at age 93.

Family

Oleta Belle Shehee b. 3 Jul 1912, d. 22 Jul 2002
Marriage*26 September 1935He married Oleta Belle Shehee on 26 September 1935 at Seguin, Guadalupe Co, TX.

Maurice Fred Gronewald

M, #14618, b. 5 November 1916, d. 6 November 1986
FatherFrederick (Fred) Frank Gronewald b. 16 Jan 1885, d. 8 Dec 1962
MotherGeorgia Irene McCormick b. 29 Mar 1889, d. 26 May 1937
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited30 Jan 2005
Birth*5 November 1916Maurice Fred Gronewald was born on 5 November 1916 at Kaufman, Kaufman Co, TX.
He was the son of Frederick (Fred) Frank Gronewald and Georgia Irene McCormick.
Census*23 April 1930Maurice Fred Gronewald appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Danforth, Kaufman Co, TX.
Graduation*1935He graduated in 1935 from Kaufman High School, Kaufman, Kaufman Co, TX.
Marriage*He married Ruby (Ladelle) Miller.
Death*6 November 1986Maurice Fred Gronewald died on 6 November 1986 at Kaufman, Kaufman Co, TX, at age 70.
Burial*He was buried at Wilson Chapel Cemetery, Kaufman Co, TX.

Family

Ruby (Ladelle) Miller b. 1 Mar 1919
Marriage*He married Ruby (Ladelle) Miller.

Oscar Branch Gronewald

M, #14622, b. 6 December 1910
FatherFrederick (Fred) Frank Gronewald b. 16 Jan 1885, d. 8 Dec 1962
MotherGeorgia Irene McCormick b. 29 Mar 1889, d. 26 May 1937
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited2 Oct 2005
Birth*6 December 1910Oscar Branch Gronewald was born on 6 December 1910 at Kaufman, Kaufman Co, TX.
He was the son of Frederick (Fred) Frank Gronewald and Georgia Irene McCormick.
Graduation*1929Oscar Branch Gronewald graduated in 1929 from Kaufman High School, Kaufman, Kaufman Co, TX.
Census*23 April 1930He appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Kaufman Co, TX.
Marriage*He married Alta Mae Valentine.
Burial*Oscar Branch Gronewald was buried at Wilson Chapel Cemetery, Kaufman Co, TX.
Residence*1 January 2003He lived at 208 E 5th St, Kaufman, Kaufman Co, TX, on 1 January 2003.

Family

Alta Mae Valentine b. 4 Mar 1914, d. 24 Jan 2002
Marriage*He married Alta Mae Valentine.

(still-born daughter) Gronewold

F, #15442, b. 25 February 1845
FatherFolkert Janssen Gronewold b. 19 Oct 1814, d. a 8 Apr 1889
MotherJacobine (Ulrike) Sophia Maecken b. 28 Jun 1822, d. 8 Apr 1889
RelationshipGrandaunt of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited14 Aug 2002
BirthStill*25 February 1845(still-born daughter) Gronewold was stillborn on 25 February 1845 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Burial*26 February 1845She was buried on 26 February 1845 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
She was the daughter of Folkert Janssen Gronewold and Jacobine (Ulrike) Sophia Maecken.

(still-born son) Gronewold (twin)

M, #14267, b. 15 June 1865
FatherFolkert Janssen Gronewold b. 19 Oct 1814, d. a 8 Apr 1889
MotherJacobine (Ulrike) Sophia Maecken b. 28 Jun 1822, d. 8 Apr 1889
RelationshipGranduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited14 Aug 2002
BirthStill*15 June 1865(still-born son) Gronewold (twin) was stillborn on 15 June 1865 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Folkert Janssen Gronewold and Jacobine (Ulrike) Sophia Maecken.

Alrica (Reka) Gronewold

F, #18455, b. 14 February 1878, d. 8 July 1937
FatherJohann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold b. 24 Jul 1849, d. 14 Nov 1921
MotherAsa Katharine Behrens b. 23 Sep 1846, d. 1923
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited13 Feb 2011
Birth*14 February 1878Alrica (Reka) Gronewold was born on 14 February 1878 at Germany.
She was the daughter of Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens.
(Witness) Immigration15 March 1884Alrica (Reka) Gronewold immigrated on 15 March 1884 to Baltimore, (independent city), MD, with Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens onboard the ship Nurnberg from Bremen Germany via New York.
Marriage*10 January 1900Alrica (Reka) Gronewold married Charles Edward Pursley on 10 January 1900 at Livingston Co, IL; probably in Kankakee, IL area.
Census*11 June 1900Alrica (Reka) Gronewold and Charles Edward Pursley appeared on the census of 11 June 1900 at Aroma Twp, Kankakee Co, IL, Birth Aug 1864.
Note*between 1905 and 1908Between 1905 and 1908 Alrica (Reka) Gronewold and Charles Edward Pursley moved at St Cloud, Stearns Co, MN, area, where they bought and farmed one hundred sixty acres southwest of St Cloud.
Census6 May 1910Alrica (Reka) Gronewold and Charles Edward Pursley appeared on the census of 6 May 1910 at St Augusta Twp, Stearns Co, MN.
Name Variation24 January 1920 As of 24 January 1920, Alrica (Reka) Gronewold was also known as Parsley.
Census24 January 1920She and Charles Edward Pursley appeared on the census of 24 January 1920 at St Augusta Twp, Stearns Co, MN, Last name was Parsley.
Census12 April 1930Alrica (Reka) Gronewold and Charles Edward Pursley appeared on the census of 12 April 1930 at St Augusta Twp, Stearns Co, MN.
Death*8 July 1937Alrica (Reka) Gronewold died on 8 July 1937 southwest of at St Cloud, Stearns Co, MN, at age 59.

Family

Charles Edward Pursley b. 27 Aug 1864, d. 12 Feb 1939
Marriage*10 January 1900She married Charles Edward Pursley on 10 January 1900 at Livingston Co, IL; probably in Kankakee, IL area.
Children

Bernard Truman Gronewold

M, #14200, b. 22 February 1902, d. 22 September 1962
Ben Gronewold
FatherTraugott (Bernhard) Gronewold b. 14 Apr 1852, d. 5 Dec 1920
MotherAnna Regina Harms b. 12 Sep 1862, d. 4 May 1950
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited30 Sep 2005
Name Variation Bernard Truman Gronewold was also known as Traugott Bernhard Gronewold.
Birth*22 February 1902He was born on 22 February 1902 at Buckley, Iroquois Co, IL.
He was the son of Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms.
Census*9 May 1910Bernard Truman Gronewold appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Ash Grove Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
Confirmation*16 April 1916He was confirmed on 16 April 1916 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD.
Census15 January 1920He appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 at Sheridan Twp, Codington Co, SD.
Marriage*He married Ruth (?)
Marriage*21 September 1934Bernard Truman Gronewold married Oleta (Trudy) Laqua on 21 September 1934 at Clark, Clark Co, SD.
Residence*February 1956Bernard Truman Gronewold lived at Yankton, Yankton Co, SD, in February 1956.
Death*22 September 1962He died on 22 September 1962 at Pipestone, Pipestone Co, MN, at age 60 as a result of a tractor accident on Sep 21st.
Burial*25 September 1962He was buried on 25 September 1962 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, Codington Co, SD.

Family 1

Ruth (?)
Marriage*He married Ruth (?)

Family 2

Oleta (Trudy) Laqua b. 16 Aug 1914, d. 15 Apr 1992
Marriage*21 September 1934Bernard Truman Gronewold married Oleta (Trudy) Laqua on 21 September 1934 at Clark, Clark Co, SD.

Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold

M, #18451, b. 10 June 1885, d. September 1971
FatherJohann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold b. 24 Jul 1849, d. 14 Nov 1921
MotherAsa Katharine Behrens b. 23 Sep 1846, d. 1923
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited6 Jul 2007
Name Variation Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold was also known as Bernard Gronewald.
Birth*10 June 1885He was born on 10 June 1885 at Strawn, Livingston Co, IL.
He was the son of Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens.
Marriage*4 March 1908Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold married Stella Pearl Ogee on 4 March 1908 at St James, Watonwan Co, MN.
WW1 Draft*12 September 1918Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold registered for the draft of WWI on 12 September 1918 in St James, Watonwan Co, MN, Described as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, light brown hair.
Census*1920He appeared on the census of 1920 at Fieldon, Watonwan Co, MN.
Note*He was the first of John and Asa's family to be born in this country. When he was a boy in Illinois, he was pretty sharp with a gun, so he and another boy went hunting for wild game birds and sold them to make money. The game birds were bought to feed the diners on the railroad. Ben was eighteen when his folks moved to Lewisville from Iowa, and twenty-three when he got married.
Census*15 April 1930He and Stella Pearl Ogee appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 at Fieldon Twp, Watonwan Co, MN.
Death*September 1971Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold died in September 1971 at Fairmont, Martin Co, MN, at age 86.

Family

Stella Pearl Ogee b. 2 Nov 1885, d. 22 Jun 1950
Marriage*4 March 1908He married Stella Pearl Ogee on 4 March 1908 at St James, Watonwan Co, MN.
Children

Betty Ann Gronewold

F, #14220, b. 4 March 1929, d. 7 April 2001
FatherFred J Gronewold b. 10 Jul 1907, d. 19 Jan 1981
MotherIrene Voelsch b. Jan 1910, d. b Jan 1981
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited24 Nov 2008
Birth*4 March 1929Betty Ann Gronewold was born on 4 March 1929 at Codington Co, SD.
She was the daughter of Fred J Gronewold and Irene Voelsch.
Baptism5 May 1929Betty Ann Gronewold was baptized on 5 May 1929 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD.
(Witness) Census19 April 1930She appeared on the census of 19 April 1930 in the household of Fred J Gronewold and Irene Voelsch at Pelican Twp, Codington Co, SD; in the household of Wilbur Voelsch, brother of Irene.
Confirmation*6 June 1943Betty Ann Gronewold was confirmed on 6 June 1943 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD.
Marriage*She married Dwane R Jacobsen.
Residence*January 1981Betty Ann Gronewold lived at 2334 Pruneridge Ave, Santa Clara, Santa Clara Co, CA, in January 1981.
Residence1998She lived at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA, in 1998.
Death*7 April 2001She died on 7 April 2001 at Santa Clara, Santa Clara Co, CA, at age 72.

Family

Dwane R Jacobsen b. 14 Apr 1925, d. 12 Oct 1993
Marriage*She married Dwane R Jacobsen.

Candace Leigh Gronewold

F, #18743, b. 7 August 1961, d. 21 September 1969
FatherMax Legore Gronewold b. 27 Oct 1925, d. 4 Jul 2003
MotherErna Lydia Tonne b. 18 Sep 1924, d. 11 Feb 1969
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited29 Jan 2003
Birth*7 August 1961Candace Leigh Gronewold was born on 7 August 1961 at Fairmont, Martin Co, MN.
She was the daughter of Max Legore Gronewold and Erna Lydia Tonne.
Death*21 September 1969Candace Leigh Gronewold died on 21 September 1969 at Fairmont, Martin Co, MN, at age 8.

Christina Gronewold

F, #14482, b. August 1886
FatherGerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold b. 13 May 1858, d. 16 Dec 1917
MotherMarie C Heinrich b. 5 Jan 1861, d. 9 Jul 1962
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited8 Feb 2015
Birth*August 1886Christina Gronewold was born in August 1886 at Germany.
She was the daughter of Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich.
Emigration*1893Christina Gronewold emigrated in 1893 from Germany.
Census*1900She appeared on the census of 1900 at Artesia Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
Marriage*January 1910She married Ike Emeory Bailey in January 1910.
Census*20 April 1910Christina Gronewold and Ike Emeory Bailey appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 at Kaufman Co, TX.
Census6 January 1920Christina Gronewold and Ike Emeory Bailey appeared on the census of 6 January 1920 at Kaufman Co, TX.
Census23 April 1930Christina Gronewold and Ike Emeory Bailey appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Kaufman Co, TX.
Census2 May 1940Christina Gronewold and Ike Emeory Bailey appeared on the census of 2 May 1940 at Justice Precinct, Kaufman Co, TX.

Family

Ike Emeory Bailey b. 12 Mar 1884, d. Mar 1971
Marriage*January 1910Christina Gronewold married Ike Emeory Bailey in January 1910.
Children

Clemense (Clem) George Gronewold

M, #18919, b. 27 October 1928, d. November 1982
FatherEdward (Ed) John Gronewold b. 10 Jul 1890, d. 9 Jan 1969
MotherErmgard G Fedder b. 1 May 1897, d. 18 Jan 1962
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited2 Jul 2007
Birth*27 October 1928Clemense (Clem) George Gronewold was born on 27 October 1928 at Madelia, Watonwan Co, MN.
He was the son of Edward (Ed) John Gronewold and Ermgard G Fedder.
Death*November 1982Clemense (Clem) George Gronewold died in November 1982 at age 54.

Dena Gronewold

F, #14192, b. 26 October 1899, d. 15 January 1969
FatherTraugott (Bernhard) Gronewold b. 14 Apr 1852, d. 5 Dec 1920
MotherAnna Regina Harms b. 12 Sep 1862, d. 4 May 1950
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited7 Aug 2009
Name Variation Dena Gronewold was also known as Bernadena Regina Gronewold.
Birth*26 October 1899She was born on 26 October 1899 at Livingston Co, IL.
She was the daughter of Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms.
(Witness) Photocirca 1900Dena Gronewold appeared in a photo circa 1900 at Livingston Co, IL.
Census*1900She appeared on the census of 1900 at Sulivan Twp, Livingston Co, IL.
Census15 January 1920She appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 at Sheridan Twp, Codington Co, SD.
Marriage*3 July 1924She married Ray Chandler, son of Tom Chandler and Addie Mae Hall, on 3 July 1924 at Watertown, Codington Co, SD.
(Witness) Marriage6 June 1928Dena Gronewold witnessed the marriage of George Henry Gronewold and Helen Christina Tritz on 6 June 1928 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD.
(Witness) Baptism5 May 1929Dena Gronewold witnessed the baptism of Betty Ann Gronewold on 5 May 1929 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD.
Census*7 April 1930Dena Gronewold and Ray Chandler appeared on the census of 7 April 1930 at Sheridan Twp, Codington Co, SD.
Residence*February 1956Dena Gronewold lived at Watertown, Codington Co, SD, in February 1956.
Death*15 January 1969She died on 15 January 1969 at Watertown, Codington Co, SD, at age 69.
Obituary*16 January 1969Her obituary follows: Obituary of Dena Gronewold Chandler
     Watertown SD Public Opinion - Thursday, Jan 16, 1969
     Mrs. Chandler Dies At Age 69
     Lived in County For Last 58 Years
     Mrs Ray (Dena) Chandler, 69, a resident of Sheridan Township at a farm home southeast of Watertown, since 1911, died at a Watertown hospital Wednesday. Death followed an illness of several months.
     Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan 18, at 1:30pm at St Martin's Lutheran Church in Watertown, preceded by a family devotion in the church parlor. The Rev Elwood C Habermann will conduct the service. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
     He body is at the Shaw-Messer Chapel where friends may call from 2 to 5:30pm Friday and after 9am Saturday.
     Mrs. Chandler was born Oct. 26, 1899, in Illinois, the daughter of M/M Ben Gronewold. She was married to Ray Chandler July 5, 1924, at Watertown.
     Mrs. Chandler has lived in Sheridan Township ever since coming to South Dakota from Illinois 58 years ago. She was a member of St Martin's Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid Society and of the Appleby Extension Club.
     Survivors include her husband, Ray; a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Elaine) Nelson of Henry; a son, Kenneth of rural Watertown; two sisters, Mrs. Sophia Meyers of Wolcott, IN; Mrs. Roy Rowley of North Platte, NE; three brothers, Fred Gronewald of Sioux Falls, John Gronewald of Omaha, and Henry Gronewald in Arizona; and three grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Ed, Ben, George and Herman Gronewald.
Burial*18 January 1969She was buried on 18 January 1969 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, Codington Co, SD.

Family

Ray Chandler b. 18 Jul 1899, d. 20 Feb 1983
Marriage*3 July 1924She married Ray Chandler, son of Tom Chandler and Addie Mae Hall, on 3 July 1924 at Watertown, Codington Co, SD.
Child

Diedrich (Dede) Johnson Gronewold

M, #18450, b. 24 May 1880, d. 21 November 1946
FatherJohann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold b. 24 Jul 1849, d. 14 Nov 1921
MotherAsa Katharine Behrens b. 23 Sep 1846, d. 1923
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited13 Feb 2011
Birth*24 May 1880Diedrich (Dede) Johnson Gronewold was born on 24 May 1880 at Germany.
He was the son of Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens.
Memo*He worked for area farmers for a time and then he and his family moved from Strawn, Livingston Co, IL to Rockwell City, IA where he began farming on his own. He later bought and farmed land near Hutchins, IA. In 1920, he purchased a farm in Section 34, Center Creek Township, Martin Co, MN. After moving to Granada, MN, he married Emma Wanner (Warner) Reavis in 1921.
(Witness) Immigration15 March 1884Diedrich (Dede) Johnson Gronewold immigrated on 15 March 1884 to Baltimore, (independent city), MD, with Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens onboard the ship Nurnberg from Bremen Germany via New York.
Note*1900In 1900 Dede lived with with is sister Ida and worked as a farm laborer.
Marriage*1921Diedrich (Dede) Johnson Gronewold married Emma Katherine Wanner (Warner) Reavis in 1921.
Death*21 November 1946Diedrich (Dede) Johnson Gronewold died on 21 November 1946 at age 66.

Family

Emma Katherine Wanner (Warner) Reavis b. 23 Dec 1887, d. 5 Dec 1951
Marriage*1921He married Emma Katherine Wanner (Warner) Reavis in 1921.
Children

Eduard Julius Folkers Gronewold

M, #15448, b. 11 July 1822
FatherJann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold b. 22 Nov 1782, d. 8 Apr 1849
MotherGoeste Hedden b. Aug 1787, d. 14 Jan 1848
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited20 Sep 2001
Birth*11 July 1822Eduard Julius Folkers Gronewold was born on 11 July 1822 at Aurich-Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Jann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold and Goeste Hedden.
Baptism21 July 1822Eduard Julius Folkers Gronewold was baptized on 21 July 1822 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany, godmother: the virgin Etta Juliana Volina Vieting in Aurich.
Occupation*1849He was a Warfsmann (farmer) in 1849 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Marriage*5 May 1849He married Trientje Janssen Oltmanns, daughter of Johann Evers Oltmanns, on 5 May 1849 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Family

Trientje Janssen Oltmanns b. c 1822

Edward (Ed) John Gronewold

M, #18453, b. 10 July 1890, d. 9 January 1969
FatherJohann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold b. 24 Jul 1849, d. 14 Nov 1921
MotherAsa Katharine Behrens b. 23 Sep 1846, d. 1923
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited19 Feb 2005
Birth*10 July 1890Edward (Ed) John Gronewold was born on 10 July 1890 at Strawn, Livingston Co, IL.
He was the son of Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens.
Note*Edward (Ed) John Gronewold and George Gronewold were born in Strawn, IL and moved to Rockwell City, IA with their folks and later, when their parents moved to Lewisville, they went to school in town. As they got older and it was time to find an outside job, they headed west to Washington to their older brother's, John Crown. John got them jobs working for the railroad building a new line in the mountains of Idaho near St Regis and St Marie's. They lived in a tent camp in the mountains, next to a river and the railroad. A travelling man brought a bear that would box to the camp. He would pay a cash prize to anyone that could last so many rounds with the bear. Ed and George thought they could beat the bear, but they were wrong and the bear got the best of them. They had pitched their tents right along the edge of the river. The tents had wooden floors and one night they woke up because the floor and their cots were rocking. The water was almost up to the top of their cots. There had been a storm further up in the mountains and the water was coming down the canyon fast. They just got out of the tents and the tents were washed away. They barely made it to high ground. Upon their return to Minnesota, Ed and George began farming.
Census26 April 1910Edward (Ed) John Gronewold appeared on the census of 26 April 1910 at Fieldon Twp, Watonwan Co, MN.
Marriage*17 March 1918He married Ermgard G Fedder on 17 March 1918 at Lewisville, Watonwan Co, MN.
Census*1920Edward (Ed) John Gronewold appeared on the census of 1920 at Antrim, Watonwan Co, MN.
Death*9 January 1969He died on 9 January 1969 at Madelia, Watonwan Co, MN, at age 78 of a heart attack.

Family

Ermgard G Fedder b. 1 May 1897, d. 18 Jan 1962
Marriage*17 March 1918He married Ermgard G Fedder on 17 March 1918 at Lewisville, Watonwan Co, MN.
Children

Edward Bernard Gronewold

M, #14198, b. 24 October 1894, d. 18 October 1963
FatherTraugott (Bernhard) Gronewold b. 14 Apr 1852, d. 5 Dec 1920
MotherAnna Regina Harms b. 12 Sep 1862, d. 4 May 1950
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited16 Feb 2005
Birth*24 October 1894Edward Bernard Gronewold was born on 24 October 1894 at Charlotte, Livingston Co, IL.
He was the son of Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms.
(Witness) Photocirca 1900Edward Bernard Gronewold appeared in a photo circa 1900 at Livingston Co, IL.
Census*1900He appeared on the census of 1900 at Sulivan Twp, Livingston Co, IL.
Confirmation*1908He was confirmed in 1908 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ash Grove Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
Census9 May 1910He appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Ash Grove Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
Census15 January 1920He appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 at Sheridan Twp, Codington Co, SD.
Marriage*14 May 1924He married Lydia A Steltz on 14 May 1924 at Rochester, Olmsted Co, MN.
(Witness) Baptism3 May 1925Edward Bernard Gronewold witnessed the baptism of Vernon Edward Meyer on 3 May 1925 at St James Lutheran Church, Reynolds, White Co, IN.
Census*8 April 1930Edward Bernard Gronewold and Lydia A Steltz appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 at Waverly Twp, Codington Co, SD.
Residence4 May 1950Edward Bernard Gronewold lived at Ortonville, Big Sioux Co, SD, on 4 May 1950.
Residence*February 1956He lived at Watertown, Codington Co, SD, in February 1956.
Occupation*He was a farmer.
Death*18 October 1963He died on 18 October 1963 at Memorial Hospital, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, at age 68.
Burial*22 October 1963He was buried on 22 October 1963 at Mound Cemetery, Ortonville, Big Sioux Co, SD.

Family

Lydia A Steltz b. Aug 1890
Marriage*14 May 1924He married Lydia A Steltz on 14 May 1924 at Rochester, Olmsted Co, MN.

Elise Catherina Gronewold

F, #72, b. 15 June 1865, d. 15 November 1929
Elise Gronewold
FatherFolkert Janssen Gronewold b. 19 Oct 1814, d. a 8 Apr 1889
MotherJacobine (Ulrike) Sophia Maecken b. 28 Jun 1822, d. 8 Apr 1889
RelationshipGrandmother of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
ChartsPedigree Chart of Margaret Hartwig
Descendants of Albert Hartwig
Descendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited7 Aug 2009
Birth*15 June 1865Elise Catherina Gronewold was born on 15 June 1865 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
She was the daughter of Folkert Janssen Gronewold and Jacobine (Ulrike) Sophia Maecken.
Baptism5 July 1865Elise Catherina Gronewold was baptized on 5 July 1865 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany,
Excerpt from the Baptismal Church Book of the Lamberti Evangelical Lutheran Church - Aurich
     Record No. 129
     Place of birth: Newsandhorst
     Sex of the child: Girl
     Full names of the child: Gronewold, Elise Catharine
     Day and hour of the birth: 15 June 1865 at noon
     Name, conditions and residence of parents:
     The Worker Folkert Janshen Gronewold and his wife Jacobina Ulrike Maecken of Neusandhorst
     Day of the baptism: 5 July 1865
     Name, conditions and residence of the baptizing witnesses: Worker Evert Gronewold of Neusandhorst
     Record No. 130
     Note: recorded the birth of a boy: Gronewold, stillborn.
Marriage*12 February 1887She married Marcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz, son of Anton Christian Nitz and Gerdje Catharina Janosen, on 12 February 1887 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany; witnessed by: Franz Franzen, a worker and Nicolaus Hippen, age 22, known to the recorder.
Immigration*24 July 1895Elise and her three children left Bremen, Germany 8 Jul 1895 on the ship Willehad bound for Ellis Island in New York City. They arrived on 24 Jul 1895. The passenger list showed their destination as "Charleston", which we believe to be Charleston, IL -- a town about 103 miles south of Wing, IL where her brother Bernhad and family were living at the time.
     A note about their ship, the Willehad. It was built by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany, 1894. 4,761 gross tons; 383 (bp) feet long; 46 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw. Service speed 13 knots. Two masts and one funnel. There was passenger accommodation for 105-2nd class and 1,196-3rd class. Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1894 and named Willehad. Bremen-Gothenburg to Philadelphia-New York service. Seized by U.S. authorities, in 1917 and renamed Wyandotte. Scraped at Baltimore, Maryland in 1924.
Marriage*7 December 1896Elise Catherina Gronewold married Fredrick Peters (Fred) Hartwig, son of Reiner Michels Hartwig and Tomke Dirk Lottman, on 7 December 1896 at Wing, Livingston Co, IL; by Rev D H Franzen. Marriage license listed as between Fred Hartwig of Wing, IL and Mrs. Lizzie Knights of Wing, IL.
Census*June 1900Elise Catherina Gronewold and Fredrick Peters (Fred) Hartwig appeared on the census of June 1900 at Saunemin Twp, Livingston Co, IL.
Note*1907Elise Catherina Gronewold and Fredrick Peters (Fred) Hartwig moved to Osceola Co, IA in 1907.
Census2 May 1910Elise Catherina Gronewold and Fredrick Peters (Fred) Hartwig appeared on the census of 2 May 1910 at Ocheyedan Twp, Osceola Co, IA.
Census-State1 January 1915Elise Catherina Gronewold and Fredrick Peters (Fred) Hartwig appeared on the state census of 1 January 1915 at Ocheyedan Twp, Osceola Co, IA.
CensusJanuary 1920Elise Catherina Gronewold and Fredrick Peters (Fred) Hartwig appeared on the census of January 1920 at Ocheyedan Twp, Osceola Co, IA.
Census-State*1 January 1925Elise Catherina Gronewold and Fredrick Peters (Fred) Hartwig appeared on the state census of 1 January 1925 at Ocheyedan Twp, Osceola Co, IA.
Death*15 November 1929Elise Catherina Gronewold died on 15 November 1929 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, SD, at age 64 < (an unknown value)>of Uremia due to Arteriosclerosis. She became ill with Gall Stones in Dec 1928, the sickness lingered until the middle of Sept. 1929, when she suffered a stroke, which made her condition serious. She lost her eyesight, and after consulting several physicians she was placed under the care of Dr. Moe of Sioux Falls. She was taken to the hospital Wednesday, Nov 13, 1929 in order to give her the best care possible.
Obituary16 November 1929Her obituary follows: Mrs. Fred Hartwig died at a Sioux Falls hospital Friday, November 15, at the age of sixty four, following nearly a year of illness. She was taken ill in December of last year and later suffered a stroke from which she never recovered. Two days before her death she was taken to Sioux Falls, but nothing could be done to better her condition. Mrs. Fred Hartwig (Elsie Catharina Gronewald) was born in Germany June 15, 1865. On the 5th of July she was presented to her Lord in holy baptism. After spending her childhood days under the care of her parents she was united in matrimony to Marcus Nitz on the 12th of February 1887, in the Lutheran church at Aurich, Germany. To this union three children were born, namely: Rieka, Gertrude and Folkart. On January 19, 1895, her husband died. Then she, together with her three children emigrated to America and settled at Wing, Livingston county, Ill. There she was two years later, on December 7, 1896, united in marriage to Fred Hartwig. To this union were born eight children: Reinhard, John, Henry, Benjamin, Margaret, Lenora and Anna, one baby dying in infancy. In 1907 the family moved to Ocheyedan, where they have made their home until the present. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband and her children: Mr. and Mrs. Jess Turner of Clair, Canada, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lottman, Logensport, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Folkert Nitz, O'Dell, Ill., Reinhard and John of Wood Lake, MN., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hartwig of Ocheyedan, Margaret of Wood Lake MN., Mr. and Mrs. Fred Drenkow of Melvin, and Benjamin and Anna still at home, and sixteen grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. G.Goeken Tuesday afternoon, November 19, at one o'clock at the home, and at two o'clock at the church. The remains were laid to rest in the Baker township cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hartwig of Peoria, Ill., the latter a brother of Mr. Fred Hartwig, attended the funeral.
Burial*19 November 1929She was buried on 19 November 1929 at Baker Township Cemetery, Melvin, Osceola Co, IA.

Family 1

Marcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz b. 21 Aug 1850, d. 19 Jan 1895
Marriage*12 February 1887She married Marcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz, son of Anton Christian Nitz and Gerdje Catharina Janosen, on 12 February 1887 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany; witnessed by: Franz Franzen, a worker and Nicolaus Hippen, age 22, known to the recorder.
Children

Family 2

Fredrick Peters (Fred) Hartwig b. 2 Oct 1865, d. 28 Dec 1943
Marriage*7 December 1896Elise Catherina Gronewold married Fredrick Peters (Fred) Hartwig, son of Reiner Michels Hartwig and Tomke Dirk Lottman, on 7 December 1896 at Wing, Livingston Co, IL; by Rev D H Franzen. Marriage license listed as between Fred Hartwig of Wing, IL and Mrs. Lizzie Knights of Wing, IL.
Children

Elizbeth A Gronewold

F, #18474, b. 16 February 1901, d. 25 August 1902
FatherGerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold b. 13 May 1858, d. 16 Dec 1917
MotherMarie C Heinrich b. 5 Jan 1861, d. 9 Jul 1962
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited14 Jan 2003
Birth*16 February 1901Elizbeth A Gronewold was born on 16 February 1901 at Rowena, Runnels Co, TX.
She was the daughter of Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich.
Death*25 August 1902Elizbeth A Gronewold died on 25 August 1902 at age 1.

Emmett Earl Gronewold

M, #18908, b. 2 August 1925, d. 7 May 1979
FatherEdward (Ed) John Gronewold b. 10 Jul 1890, d. 9 Jan 1969
MotherErmgard G Fedder b. 1 May 1897, d. 18 Jan 1962
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited30 Jan 2003
Birth*2 August 1925Emmett Earl Gronewold was born on 2 August 1925 at Madelia, Watonwan Co, MN.
He was the son of Edward (Ed) John Gronewold and Ermgard G Fedder.
Death*7 May 1979Emmett Earl Gronewold died on 7 May 1979 at Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN, at age 53.

Eugene Raymond Gronewold

M, #14253, b. 7 May 1934, d. 11 August 1998
FatherHenry Gronewold b. 10 Apr 1898, d. May 1984
MotherThelma Trimm
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited16 Aug 2000
Birth*7 May 1934Eugene Raymond Gronewold was born on 7 May 1934.
He was the son of Henry Gronewold and Thelma Trimm.
Death*11 August 1998Eugene Raymond Gronewold died on 11 August 1998 at New Berlin, Waukesha Co, WI, at age 64.

Folkert Janssen Gronewold

M, #13139, b. 19 October 1814, d. after 8 April 1889
FatherJann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold b. 22 Nov 1782, d. 8 Apr 1849
MotherGoeste Hedden b. Aug 1787, d. 14 Jan 1848
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsPedigree Chart of Margaret Hartwig
Descendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited29 Jan 2003
Birth*19 October 1814Folkert Janssen Gronewold was born on 19 October 1814 at Aurich-Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Jann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold and Goeste Hedden.
Baptism1814Folkert Janssen Gronewold was baptized in 1814 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Occupation*He was a Warsmann (farmer) in 1844 in Sandhorst, and a Colonist (farmer) in 1852 in Neu Sandhorst.
Marriage*19 December 1844He married Jacobine (Ulrike) Sophia Maecken, daughter of Herr Traugott Maecken and Sara Sophia Elisabeth Einfeld, on 19 December 1844 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Death*after 8 April 1889Folkert Janssen Gronewold died after 8 April 1889.

Family

Jacobine (Ulrike) Sophia Maecken b. 28 Jun 1822, d. 8 Apr 1889
Children

Folmine Johanne Gronewold

M, #18456, b. 12 October 1882, d. before 15 March 1884
FatherJohann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold b. 24 Jul 1849, d. 14 Nov 1921
MotherAsa Katharine Behrens b. 23 Sep 1846, d. 1923
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited13 Nov 2005
Birth*12 October 1882Folmine Johanne Gronewold was born on 12 October 1882 at Germany.
He was the son of Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens.
Memo*Folmine Johanne, born in Germany in 1882, was the fifth child born to John and Asa. No one had ever heard of Folmine until 1990 when his birth certificate was found in a book belonging to George Gronewold. No one can ever remember their folks talking about this family member. The birth certificate was written in German and upon translation it states "a child of feminine sex was born", however, any other reference to the children of John and Asa Gronewold is that of six sons and three daughters, making Folmine a boy and also the middle name "Johanne" is of male gender. So a mystery does remain whether this child was a son or a daughter.

At the time of Folmine's birth, John and Asa lived at Funnixer Neuen, Mitteldeich, Germany. Cora (George) Gronewold had written in her notes that a child, "little John" died when he was two and a half years old. There was no verification that this was Folmine and there is no mention of his emmigrating from Germany with the family in 1883, so it was surmised he died in infancy. However, in 1991, another clue was found. A vaccination certificate was located stating Folmine had been vaccinated in June 1883. That had to be just a few months before the family left for America. Did Folmine die from the vaccination, did he die aboard ship, or did he die in America at two and a half years as Cora Gronewold indicated. And why did none of his brothers or sisters ever mention him? So, the mystery continues.
Death*before 15 March 1884Folmine Johanne Gronewold died before 15 March 1884 based on him not being listed on the immigration list.

Fred J Gronewold

M, #14201, b. 10 July 1907, d. 19 January 1981
FatherTraugott (Bernhard) Gronewold b. 14 Apr 1852, d. 5 Dec 1920
MotherAnna Regina Harms b. 12 Sep 1862, d. 4 May 1950
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited7 Aug 2009
Birth*10 July 1907Fred J Gronewold was born on 10 July 1907 at Ash Grove Twp, Iroquois Co, IL; Codington Co, SD was given as place of birth in obituary, however, no record of birth was found in that county. Obituary of his mother said that the family moved to Codington Co, SD in 1911. Confirmation records of Fred say he was born in Ford Co, IL. However, his actual birth was recorded in Iroquois Co, IL courthouse.
He was the son of Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms.
Census*9 May 1910Fred J Gronewold appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Ash Grove Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
Census15 January 1920He appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 at Sheridan Twp, Codington Co, SD.
Marriage*1928He married Irene Voelsch in 1928.
Census*19 April 1930Fred J Gronewold and Irene Voelsch appeared on the census of 19 April 1930 at Pelican Twp, Codington Co, SD, in the household of Wilbur Voelsch, brother of Irene.
Note*1946Fred J Gronewold moved in 1946 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, SD.
ResidenceFebruary 1956He lived at Muncie, Delaware Co, IN, in February 1956.
Residence*January 1969He lived at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, SD, in January 1969.
Death*19 January 1981He died on 19 January 1981 at McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, SD, at age 73.
Burial*22 January 1981He was buried on 22 January 1981 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, Codington Co, SD.
Obituary*23 January 1981His obituary follows:
Obituary of Fredrick Gronewald
     Friday, January 23, 1981 Paper - Argus Leader of Sioux Falls, SD
     Fredrick Gronewald
     Watertown, SD - Fredrick J Gronewald, 74, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Watertown, died Monday (19th) at McKennan Hospital.
     He was born in Codington County and farmed in the Castle wood and Watertown areas until moving to Sioux Falls in 1946.
     He is survived by three daughters, Mrs Duane (Betty) Jacobsen, Santa Clara, Calif; Mrs. Neil (Mavis) Miller, Jamestown, ND, and Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Skaare, Watertown, a son, Arthur, Renton, Wash; a brother, Henry, Milwaukee, Wis; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
     Services were held Thursday (22nd) in Watertown.

Family

Irene Voelsch b. Jan 1910, d. b Jan 1981
Marriage*1928He married Irene Voelsch in 1928.
Children