George Gronewold

M, #18445, b. 30 December 1891, d. 1 February 1988
George Gronewold
Photo courtesy of Michael A. Hobart (website)
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 Edited20 May 2011
Birth*30 December 1891George Gronewold was born on 30 December 1891 at Strawn, Livingston Co, IL.
He was the son of Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens.
Note*George Gronewold and Edward (Ed) John 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.
Census*26 April 1910George Gronewold appeared on the census of 26 April 1910 at Fieldon Twp, Watonwan Co, MN.
Marriage*17 July 1920He married Cora Amelia Halvorson on 17 July 1920 at Hanska, Brown Co, MN.
Census*11 April 1930George Gronewold and Cora Amelia Halvorson appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Fieldon Twp, Watonwan Co, MN.
Death*1 February 1988George Gronewold died on 1 February 1988 at Madelia, Watonwan Co, MN, at age 96.
Obituary*3 February 1988His obituary follows: [from New Ulm Journal, 3 Feb 1988]

"George Gronewold

MADELIA - George Gronewod, 96, of Madelia, died Monday Feb. 1, 1988 at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Madelia with burial in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Visitation will be today from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Pilgrim Funeral Home in Madelia and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.
He is survived by sons, Clem of Lake Crystal, Phil and Jerry both of Lewisville; daughter, Kay (Mrs. Richard) Gillespie of Lewisville; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Cora; five brothers, three sisters, two grand-daughters and one great-granddaughter.
He was born Dec. 30, 1891 at Strawn, Ill. to John and Asa (Behrends) Gronewold. He attended school in Lewisville. He worked on the railroad in Idaho before entering the army in World War I. He married Cora Halvorson on July 17, 1920 in Hanska. They farmed in rural Lewisville until 1971 when they retired and moved into Madelia. Cora passed away in 1972. George had been a resident of Luther Memorial Home since 1983. He was a life member of the American Legion."
Burial*4 February 1988He was buried on 4 February 1988 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN.

Family

Cora Amelia Halvorson b. 22 Jan 1895, d. 1 Jan 1972
Marriage*17 July 1920He married Cora Amelia Halvorson on 17 July 1920 at Hanska, Brown Co, MN.

George Ben Gronewold

M, #14270, b. 25 December 1897, d. 25 March 1980
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 Edited4 Jun 2007
Birth*25 December 1897George Ben Gronewold was born on 25 December 1897 at Forrest, Livingston Co, IL.
He was the son of Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich.
Census*1900George Ben Gronewold appeared on the census of 1900 at Artesia Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
Census23 April 1910He appeared on the census of 23 April 1910 at Kaufman Co, TX.
Census*18 February 1920He and Marie C Heinrich appeared on the census of 18 February 1920 at Precinct #1, Kaufman Co, TX.
Marriage*1925George Ben Gronewold married Lillie Mae Bailey in 1925.
Census*14 April 1930George Ben Gronewold and Lillie Mae Bailey appeared on the census of 14 April 1930 at Kaufman Co, TX.
Death*25 March 1980George Ben Gronewold died on 25 March 1980 at Kaufman, Kaufman Co, TX, at age 82.

Family

Lillie Mae Bailey b. 4 Apr 1902, d. 30 Apr 2005
Marriage*1925He married Lillie Mae Bailey in 1925.

George Henry Gronewold

M, #14197, b. 11 May 1891, d. 31 December 1960
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 Edited24 Nov 2008
Birth*11 May 1891George Henry Gronewold was born on 11 May 1891 at Goodland, Sherman Co, KS.
He was the son of Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms.
(Witness) Photocirca 1900George Henry 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.
Census9 May 1910He appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Ash Grove Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
(Witness) Baptism26 December 1912He witnessed the baptism of Clarence Friedrich Bernard Meyer on 26 December 1912 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ash Grove Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
WW1 Draft*5 June 1917George Henry Gronewold registered for the draft of WWI on 5 June 1917 in Fergus Co, MT, Described as Tall, Medium build, light blue eyes, red hair, single.
(Witness) Census16 January 1920He appeared on the census of 16 January 1920 in the household of Herman Peter Gronewold and Lena Johanna Adams at Sheridan Twp, Codington Co, SD.
Marriage*6 June 1928George Henry Gronewold married Helen Christina Tritz on 6 June 1928 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD.
Census*3 April 1930George Henry Gronewold and Helen Christina Tritz appeared on the census of 3 April 1930 at Liberty Election Precinct, Marion Co, OR.
Residence*February 1956George Henry Gronewold lived at Portland, Multnomah Co, OR, in February 1956.
Death*31 December 1960He died on 31 December 1960 at Multnomah Co, OR, at age 69.

Family

Helen Christina Tritz b. 16 Jun 1899, d. 3 Sep 1957
Marriage*6 June 1928He married Helen Christina Tritz on 6 June 1928 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD.
Children

Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold

M, #14266, b. 13 May 1858, d. 16 December 1917
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
Immigration StatusImmigrated
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited24 Jun 2017
Birth*13 May 1858Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold was born on 13 May 1858 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Folkert Janssen Gronewold and Jacobine (Ulrike) Sophia Maecken.
Baptism9 June 1858Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold was baptized on 9 June 1858 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany,
Excerpt from the Baptismal Church Book of the Lamberti Evangelical Lutheran Church - Aurich
     Current Record No. 132
     Place of birth: Newsandhorst
     Sex of the child: Boy
     Full names of the child: Gronewold, Gerhard Heinrich
     Day and hour of the birth: 13 May 1858 at 8 am
     Name, conditions and residence of parents: Colonist Folkert Janshen Gronewold and his wife Jacobina Ulrike Maecken of Neusandhorst
     Day of the baptism: 9 June 1858
     Name, conditions and residence of the baptizing witnesses: the Bedienter/servant Martin Heinrich Maecken of Hannover
     Name of the Pastor and date recorded: Jung, 10 June 1858.
Marriage*1883He married Marie C Heinrich in 1883.
Emigration*1893Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich emigrated in 1893 from Germany.
Census*1900Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich appeared on the census of 1900 at Artesia Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
Note*Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich settled in Rowena when they first came to Tex and moved to Kaufman later.
Census23 April 1910Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich appeared on the census of 23 April 1910 at Kaufman Co, TX.
Death*16 December 1917Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold died on 16 December 1917 at age 59.
Burial*He was buried at Rowena, Runnels Co, TX.

Family

Marie C Heinrich b. 5 Jan 1861, d. 9 Jul 1962
Marriage*1883He married Marie C Heinrich in 1883.
Children

Gordon Lyle Gronewold

M, #18845, b. 26 January 1912, d. 25 February 1977
FatherBernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold b. 10 Jun 1885, d. Sep 1971
MotherStella Pearl Ogee b. 2 Nov 1885, d. 22 Jun 1950
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited24 Oct 2005
Birth*26 January 1912Gordon Lyle Gronewold was born on 26 January 1912 at Watonwan Co, MN.
He was the son of Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold and Stella Pearl Ogee.
Census*15 April 1930Gordon Lyle Gronewold appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 at Fieldon Twp, Watonwan Co, MN.
Marriage*5 May 1949He married Mavis Reverta Lovell on 5 May 1949 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, SD.
Death*25 February 1977Gordon Lyle Gronewold died on 25 February 1977 at Fairmont, Martin Co, MN, at age 65.

Family

Mavis Reverta Lovell b. 15 Sep 1916, d. May 1987

Harlan Orville Gronewold

M, #18839, b. 20 October 1909, d. 8 August 1994
FatherBernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold b. 10 Jun 1885, d. Sep 1971
MotherStella Pearl Ogee b. 2 Nov 1885, d. 22 Jun 1950
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited2 Jul 2007
Birth*20 October 1909Harlan Orville Gronewold was born on 20 October 1909 at Butterfield, Watonwan Co, MN.
He was the son of Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold and Stella Pearl Ogee.
Census*15 April 1930Harlan Orville Gronewold appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 at Fieldon Twp, Watonwan Co, MN.
Marriage*25 November 1932He married Georgia Ella Niehaus on 25 November 1932.
Death*8 August 1994Harlan Orville Gronewold died on 8 August 1994 at Granada, Martin Co, MN, at age 84.

Family

Georgia Ella Niehaus b. 22 Feb 1910, d. 31 Jan 1992

Harley James Gronewold

M, #14222, b. 28 July 1931, d. 11 April 1955
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 Edited10 Jul 2000
Birth*28 July 1931Harley James Gronewold was born on 28 July 1931 at Codington Co, SD.
He was the son of Fred J Gronewold and Irene Voelsch.
Baptism10 September 1931Harley James Gronewold was baptized on 10 September 1931 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, sponsors: m/m August Knoecke.
Confirmation*2 June 1946He was confirmed on 2 June 1946 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD.
Death*11 April 1955He died on 11 April 1955 at age 23 in a jet plane over Japan. He was a 1st Lt in the US Air Force and pilot of a plane when something went wrong. He stayed with the plane to steer it clear of residential areas and went down with the plane.
Burial*21 May 1955He was buried on 21 May 1955 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, Codington Co, SD.

Harold Gronewold

M, #14235, b. 22 December 1933, d. 15 April 1998
FatherGeorge Henry Gronewold b. 11 May 1891, d. 31 Dec 1960
MotherHelen Christina Tritz b. 16 Jun 1899, d. 3 Sep 1957
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited25 Jul 2000
Birth*22 December 1933Harold Gronewold was born on 22 December 1933.
He was the son of George Henry Gronewold and Helen Christina Tritz.
Note*September 1957Harold Gronewold was in the US Army in September 1957.
Death*15 April 1998He died on 15 April 1998 at Vancouver, Clark Co, WA, at age 64.

Henry Gronewold

M, #14199, b. 10 April 1898, d. May 1984
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 Edited14 Jan 2008
Name Variation Henry Gronewold was also known as Heinrich Meeur (Henry) Gronewold.
Birth*10 April 1898He was born on 10 April 1898 at Charlotte, Livingston Co, IL.
He was the son of Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms.
(Witness) Photocirca 1900Henry 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.
Census9 May 1910He appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Ash Grove Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
Confirmation*26 May 1912He was confirmed on 26 May 1912 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*31 March 1932He married Thelma Trimm on 31 March 1932 at Revillo, Grant Co, SD.
ResidenceFebruary 1956Henry Gronewold lived at Waukesha, Waukesha Co, WI, in February 1956.
Residence*January 1969He lived at AZ in January 1969.
ResidenceJanuary 1981He lived at Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, WI, in January 1981.
Death*May 1984He died in May 1984 at Ashippun, Dodge Co, WI, at age 86.

Family

Thelma Trimm
Marriage*31 March 1932He married Thelma Trimm on 31 March 1932 at Revillo, Grant Co, SD.
Child

Herman Peter Gronewold

M, #14193, b. 5 April 1889, d. 16 February 1956
Herman 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 Edited7 Aug 2009
Birth*5 April 1889Herman Peter Gronewold was born on 5 April 1889 at Goodland, Sherman Co, KS.
He was the son of Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms.
(Witness) Photocirca 1900Herman Peter 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.
Marriage*28 January 1914He married Lena Johanna Adams, daughter of Jacob Adams and Fannie Gerdes, on 28 January 1914 at Paxton, Ford Co, IL.
WW1 Draft*5 September 1917Herman Peter Gronewold registered for the draft of WWI on 5 September 1917 in Kranzburg, Codington Co, SD, Occupation: Farmer; Employer: Self; Height: Medium; Build: Medium; Eyes: Gray; Hair: Light Brown.
Census16 January 1920He and Lena Johanna Adams appeared on the census of 16 January 1920 at Sheridan Twp, Codington Co, SD.
Census*8 April 1930Herman Peter Gronewold and Lena Johanna Adams appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 at Sheridan Twp, Codington Co, SD.
Death*16 February 1956Herman Peter Gronewold died on 16 February 1956 at route to hospital, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, at age 66 of a heart attack.
Obituary*17 February 1956His obituary follows:
Obituary of Herman P Gronewald
     Watertown Public Opinion - Friday, February 17, 1956
     H P Gronewald Dies; Services to be Tuesday
     Herman Peter Gronewold, 66, living four miles west of Watertown, died Thursday after an acute heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday in St. Martin's Lutheran Church, preceded by services in the Shaw-Messer Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery.
     Mr. Gronewold was born April 5, 1889, in Goodwin, Kans., and was married at Paxton, Ill., on Jan 28, 1914 to Lena Adams.
     As a boy he moved with his parents to Illinois and moved to Codington County in 1915. He was a member of St. Martin's Lutheran Church.
     Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Ching, Castlewood, and Mrs. Gerald Johnson, Henry; three sisters, Mrs. Sophia Meyer, Reynolds, Ind., Mrs. Roy Rowley, North Platte, NE, and Mrs. Ray Chandler, Watertown; six borthers, Edward of Watertown, John of Omaha, NE George of Portland, OR, Henry of Waukesha, WI, Ben of Yankton and Fred of Muncie, Ind; and seven grandchildren.
Burial*21 February 1956He was buried on 21 February 1956 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, Codington Co, SD.

Family

Lena Johanna Adams b. 4 Oct 1892, d. 14 Nov 1966
Marriage*28 January 1914He married Lena Johanna Adams, daughter of Jacob Adams and Fannie Gerdes, on 28 January 1914 at Paxton, Ford Co, IL.

Ida (Hattie) Gronewold

F, #18454, b. 4 October 1875, d. March 1909
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*4 October 1875Ida (Hattie) Gronewold was born on 4 October 1875 at Germany.
She was the daughter of Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens.
(Witness) Immigration15 March 1884Ida (Hattie) 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*26 February 1896Ida (Hattie) Gronewold married John A Brown on 26 February 1896 at Livingston Co, IL.
Note*1900In 1900 Dede lived with with is sister Ida and worked as a farm laborer.
Burial*Ida (Hattie) Gronewold was buried at Strawn Cemetery, Strawn, Livingston Co, IL.
Death*March 1909She died in March 1909 at Livingston Co, IL, at age 33.

Family

John A Brown b. 1866
Marriage*26 February 1896She married John A Brown on 26 February 1896 at Livingston Co, IL.
Child

infant daughter Gronewold

F, #14243, b. between 1903 and 1906
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 Edited25 Oct 2005
Birth*between 1903 and 1906infant daughter Gronewold was born between 1903 and 1906 at Iroquois Co, IL.
She was the daughter of Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms.

Jann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold

M, #15443, b. 22 November 1782, d. 8 April 1849
FatherFolkert Eden b. 1 Jan 1727, d. b 31 Dec 1809
MotherEke Catharine Janssen b. a 1730
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsPedigree Chart of Margaret Hartwig
Last Edited4 Nov 2003
Note*A note on Surnames: In Ostfriesland definite surnames were taken in the 1800's. Before then most families used "patronymics", that is, they were named after their father. So the son of a man called Jan got the surname Janssen, the son of a man called Folkert got the surname Folker(t)s, etc. After the definite surnames started in the 1800's the patronymics became middle names.

Jan Folkers Gronewold, was known as Jan Folkers or Johann Folker(t)s before the family took the surname Gronewold in the 1800's. Even his death record in 1849 does not show the surname Gronewold because he was known in the village as Johann Folkerts.

The Gronewold family first appears in Sandhorst in 1814 when Folkert Janssen Gronewold was born in Sandhorst as the eldest son of Jan Folkerts Gronewold and of his wife Goeste Hedden (in her death record called Goste Heeren)

A note on Ostfriesland: Ostfriesland was a Principality of its own until 1744 when it became a part of Prussia. From 1807 to 1810 Ostfriesland belonged to Holland, then to France until 1815 and became a part of Hannover in 1815. In 1866 Hannover (including Ostfriesland) became a province of Prussia and in 1946 a part of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony). The term "Ostfriesland" is still used today for the Aurich-Emden-Leer-Wittmund etc. area but it is no longer a state of its own.
Birth*22 November 1782Jann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold was born on 22 November 1782 at Aurich-Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Folkert Eden and Eke Catharine Janssen.
Baptism24 November 1782Jann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold was baptized on 24 November 1782 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Marriage*between 1810 and 1814He married Goeste Hedden between 1810 and 1814; not in St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich.
Occupation*Jann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold was in 1814 Arbeiter (laborer) in Sandhorst, 1822 laborer on the so-called Hohen Bergen (High Hills) near Sandhorst, 1827 laborer in Neu Sandhorst, 1844 Warfsmann (farmer) in Sandhorst, 1826/49 Colonist/Warfsmann (farmer) in Neu Sandhorst.
(Witness) Baptism28 March 1819He witnessed the baptism of Hilke Folkers on 28 March 1819 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Death*8 April 1849Jann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold died on 8 April 1849 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany, at age 66 of enervation; 68 years, 6 months old; he left behind him 4 children.
Burial*13 April 1849He was buried on 13 April 1849 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Family

Goeste Hedden b. Aug 1787, d. 14 Jan 1848
Marriage*between 1810 and 1814He married Goeste Hedden between 1810 and 1814; not in St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich.
Children

Jeanette Fae Gronewold

F, #18745, b. 3 January 1928, d. 4 June 1934
FatherDiedrich (Dede) Johnson Gronewold b. 24 May 1880, d. 21 Nov 1946
MotherEmma Katherine Wanner (Warner) Reavis b. 23 Dec 1887, d. 5 Dec 1951
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited29 Jan 2003
Birth*3 January 1928Jeanette Fae Gronewold was born on 3 January 1928 at Granada, Martin Co, MN.
She was the daughter of Diedrich (Dede) Johnson Gronewold and Emma Katherine Wanner (Warner) Reavis.
Death*4 June 1934Jeanette Fae Gronewold died on 4 June 1934 at age 6.

Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold

M, #15099, b. 24 July 1849, d. 14 November 1921
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
Immigration StatusImmigrated
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited14 Aug 2006
Birth*24 July 1849Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold was born on 24 July 1849 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Folkert Janssen Gronewold and Jacobine (Ulrike) Sophia Maecken.
Baptism5 August 1849Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold was baptized on 5 August 1849 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany, godparents: the Colonist (farmer) Harm Eden Post and his wife Catharina Folkerts of Neu Sandhorst.
Note*He served in the 1870 - 1871 Franco-Prussian War. Some members of the family can remember seeing war medals and a war helment, but as is common in most families, they do not know their whereabouts.
Marriage*26 January 1873He married Asa Katharine Behrens, daughter of Diedrich Janssen Behrens and Gretke Peters, on 26 January 1873 at Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Immigration*15 March 1884Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens immigrated on 15 March 1884 to Baltimore, (independent city), MD, onboard the ship Nurnberg from Bremen Germany via New York.
(Witness) Baptism14 October 1894Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold witnessed the baptism of Johann Helmer Gronewold on 14 October 1894 at St Paul Lutheran Church, Forrest, Livingston Co, IL.
Note*1900Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens moved to Rockwell City in 1900.
Note1903Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens moved to Lewisville, MN in 1903.
Census*26 April 1910Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens appeared on the census of 26 April 1910 at Fieldon Twp, Watonwan Co, MN.
Census*1920Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold appeared on the census of 1920 at Lewisville, Watonwan Co, MN.
Death*14 November 1921He died on 14 November 1921 at age 72.

Family

Asa Katharine Behrens b. 23 Sep 1846, d. 1923
Marriage*26 January 1873He married Asa Katharine Behrens, daughter of Diedrich Janssen Behrens and Gretke Peters, on 26 January 1873 at Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Children

Johann Helmer Gronewold

M, #34967, b. 3 August 1894, d. 21 January 1895
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 Edited24 Jun 2017
Birth*3 August 1894Johann Helmer Gronewold was born on 3 August 1894 at Forrest, Livingston Co, IL.
He was the son of Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich.
Baptism14 October 1894Johann Helmer Gronewold was baptized on 14 October 1894 at St Paul Lutheran Church, Forrest, Livingston Co, IL.
Death*21 January 1895He died on 21 January 1895 at Forrest, Livingston Co, IL.

Johann Hermann Folkers Gronewold

M, #15451, b. 20 February 1826, d. 3 March 1826
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 Edited14 Aug 2002
Birth*20 February 1826Johann Hermann Folkers Gronewold was born on 20 February 1826 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Jann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold and Goeste Hedden.
Baptism3 March 1826Johann Hermann Folkers Gronewold was baptized on 3 March 1826 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany, godfather: the child's father.
Death*3 March 1826He died on 3 March 1826 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany, of cramps.
Burial*11 March 1826He was buried on 11 March 1826 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Johann Hermann Folkers Gronewold

M, #15452, b. 5 September 1827, d. after 8 April 1849
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*5 September 1827Johann Hermann Folkers Gronewold was born on 5 September 1827 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Jann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold and Goeste Hedden.
Baptism15 September 1827Johann Hermann Folkers Gronewold was baptized on 15 September 1827 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany, godparents: the child's parents.
Death*after 8 April 1849He died after 8 April 1849.

John Folkert Gronewold

M, #14196, b. 27 November 1887, d. 30 December 1976
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 Edited20 Oct 2005
Birth*27 November 1887John Folkert Gronewold was born on 27 November 1887 at Goodland, Sherman Co, KS; in a sod house with a dirt floor and thatched roof (by his own description).
He was the son of Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms.
Baptism10 January 1888John Folkert Gronewold was baptized on 10 January 1888 at Sherman Co, KS, by Pastor H. Hartig.
(Witness) Photocirca 1900He 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*29 March 1903He was confirmed on 29 March 1903 at St Pauls Evangelical Lutheran German Church, Roberts, Ford Co, IL.
Residence*before 1905He lived at Onarga, Iroquois Co, IL, before 1905.
NoteHe lost a leg as a result of an accident with a shotgun. He then completed his education in public school about 1905 in Thawville, Iroquois Co, IL. He received a degree in teaching from Wartburg Teacher's Seminary, Waverly, Bremer Co, IA between 1905 and 1911. He attended this college for 5 years, the last two of which he taught in a parochial school (assumed to be Lutheran) during his summer vaction. He taught school somewhere in Iowa for a year after graduation, then moved to Watertown, SD. While in Watertown, he attended a term in business college and then began working in the North American Creamery at Watertown for five years. While there he made the acquaintance of Louise Drexel.
Marriage*5 July 1917He married Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel, daughter of Louis Drexel and Pauline Goettsche, on 5 July 1917 at Lincoln, Lancaster Co, NE; living initially in Watertown, SD.
WW1 Draft*5 September 1917John Folkert Gronewold registered for the draft of WWI on 5 September 1917 in Watertown, Codington Co, SD, Occupation: Bookkeeper & Cashier; Employer: North American Creamery Co; Height: Tall; Build: Medium; Eyes: Dark Brown; Hair: Light; Note: missing one leg. He listed himself as: Single.
Note*In March 1918 he began working for the Union Pacific Railroad Company at Omaha, NE in the Accounting Department where he worked until Aug 1960. During the same month, Aug 1960, he moved to Hialeah, FL.
Census*11 April 1930He and Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE.
ResidenceFebruary 1956John Folkert Gronewold lived at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE, in February 1956.
Note1960He and Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel lived in Omaha until 1960 when they moved to Hialeah, FL, living next to their daughter, Lu, for several years.
Residence*January 1969John Folkert Gronewold lived at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE, in January 1969.
Noteafter 1971He moved back to Hialeah, FL, living with daughter Lu and husband Joe until his death in 1976. after 1971.
Death*30 December 1976He died on 30 December 1976 at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, Miami, Dade Co, FL, at age 89.
Burial*21 January 1977He was buried on 21 January 1977 at Hillcrest Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE.

Family

Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel b. 18 Jul 1889, d. 31 Aug 1971
Marriage*5 July 1917He married Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel, daughter of Louis Drexel and Pauline Goettsche, on 5 July 1917 at Lincoln, Lancaster Co, NE; living initially in Watertown, SD.
Child

Laura Lynn Gronewold

F, #19007, b. 27 February 1969, d. 30 June 1970
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited2 Jul 2007
Birth*27 February 1969Laura Lynn Gronewold was born on 27 February 1969 at Madelia, Watonwan Co, MN.
Death*30 June 1970She died on 30 June 1970 at Mankato, Blue Earth Co, MN, at age 1.

Lavonne Joyce Gronewold

F, #18757, b. 22 October 1933, d. 15 January 1972
FatherDiedrich (Dede) Johnson Gronewold b. 24 May 1880, d. 21 Nov 1946
MotherEmma Katherine Wanner (Warner) Reavis b. 23 Dec 1887, d. 5 Dec 1951
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited30 Jan 2003
Birth*22 October 1933Lavonne Joyce Gronewold was born on 22 October 1933 at Granada, Martin Co, MN.
She was the daughter of Diedrich (Dede) Johnson Gronewold and Emma Katherine Wanner (Warner) Reavis.
Death*15 January 1972Lavonne Joyce Gronewold died on 15 January 1972 at age 38.

Lena Gronewold

F, #14483, b. 6 July 1892, d. January 1975
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 Edited29 Jun 2013
Birth*6 July 1892Lena Gronewold was born on 6 July 1892 at Germany.
She was the daughter of Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich.
Emigration*1893Lena Gronewold emigrated in 1893 from Germany.
Census*1900She appeared on the census of 1900 at Artesia Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
Census*23 April 1910She appeared on the census of 23 April 1910 at Kaufman Co, TX.
Marriage*1911She married Arthur Andrew Bailey in 1911.
Census*22 April 1930Lena Gronewold and Arthur Andrew Bailey appeared on the census of 22 April 1930 at Kaufman Co, TX.
Census25 April 1940Lena Gronewold and Arthur Andrew Bailey appeared on the census of 25 April 1940 at Justice Precinct, Kaufman Co, TX.
Death*January 1975Lena Gronewold died in January 1975 at Kaufman, Kaufman Co, TX, at age 82.

Family

Arthur Andrew Bailey b. 1882
Marriage*1911She married Arthur Andrew Bailey in 1911.
Children

Leo Edward Gronewold

M, #18895, b. 16 April 1919, d. 29 June 2007
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 Edited22 Mar 2011
Birth*16 April 1919Leo Edward Gronewold was born on 16 April 1919 at Lewisville, Watonwan Co, MN.
He was the son of Edward (Ed) John Gronewold and Ermgard G Fedder.
Marriage*21 June 1952Leo Edward Gronewold married Aletha Ida Pietsch on 21 June 1952 at Madelia, Watonwan Co, MN.
Death*29 June 2007Leo Edward Gronewold died on 29 June 2007 at Vernon Center, Blue Earth Co, MN, at age 88.

Family

Aletha Ida Pietsch b. 22 Apr 1932, d. Nov 1983

LeRoy Gronewold

M, #18733, b. 26 January 1924, d. 26 January 1924
FatherDiedrich (Dede) Johnson Gronewold b. 24 May 1880, d. 21 Nov 1946
MotherEmma Katherine Wanner (Warner) Reavis b. 23 Dec 1887, d. 5 Dec 1951
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited29 Jan 2003
Death*26 January 1924LeRoy Gronewold died on 26 January 1924 at Granada, Martin Co, MN.
Birth*26 January 1924He was born on 26 January 1924 at Granada, Martin Co, MN.
He was the son of Diedrich (Dede) Johnson Gronewold and Emma Katherine Wanner (Warner) Reavis.

Lorraine (Toots) Elizabeth Gronewold

F, #18883, b. 6 December 1918, d. 16 September 2008
FatherBernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold b. 10 Jun 1885, d. Sep 1971
MotherStella Pearl Ogee b. 2 Nov 1885, d. 22 Jun 1950
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited25 Nov 2008
Birth*6 December 1918Lorraine (Toots) Elizabeth Gronewold was born on 6 December 1918 at Lewisville, Watonwan Co, MN.
She was the daughter of Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold and Stella Pearl Ogee.
Census*15 April 1930Lorraine (Toots) Elizabeth Gronewold appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 at Fieldon Twp, Watonwan Co, MN.
Marriage*2 July 1939She married Franklin Maurice Haynes on 2 July 1939 at Elkton, Brookings Co, SD.
Death*16 September 2008Lorraine (Toots) Elizabeth Gronewold died on 16 September 2008 at Yucaipa, San Bernardino Co, CA, at age 89.

Family

Franklin Maurice Haynes b. 7 Sep 1915, d. 15 Dec 1981