(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
Last Edited14 Aug 2002
BirthStill*(still-born son) Gronewold (twin) was stillborn on 15 June 1865 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB

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. 10 Feb 1923
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited13 Feb 2011
Birth*Alrica (Reka) Gronewold was born on 14 February 1878 at GermanyB
(Witness) ImmigrationShe immigrated on 15 March 1884 to Baltimore, (independent city), MD, United StatesB, with Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens onboard the ship Nurnberg from Bremen Germany via New York. 
Married Name As of 10 January 1900, her married name was Pursley. 
Marriage*Marriage: Alrica (Reka) Gronewold married Charles Edward Pursley on 10 January 1900 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, probably in Kankakee, IL area. 
Census*Census: Alrica (Reka) Gronewold and Charles Edward Pursley appeared on the census of 11 June 1900 at Aroma Twsp, Kankakee Co, IL, United StatesB, Birth Aug 1864. 
Note*Between 1905 and 1908 Alrica (Reka) Gronewold and Charles Edward Pursley moved at St Cloud, Stearns Co, MN, United StatesB, area, where they bought and farmed one hundred sixty acres southwest of St Cloud. 
CensusCensus: Alrica (Reka) Gronewold and Charles Edward Pursley appeared on the census of 6 May 1910 at St Augusta Twsp, Stearns Co, MN, United StatesB
Name Variation As of 24 January 1920, Alrica (Reka) Gronewold was also known as Parsley. 
CensusCensus: Alrica (Reka) Gronewold and Charles Edward Pursley appeared on the census of 24 January 1920 at St Augusta Twsp, Stearns Co, MN, United StatesB, Last name was Parsley. 
CensusCensus: Alrica (Reka) Gronewold and Charles Edward Pursley appeared on the census of 12 April 1930 at St Augusta Twsp, Stearns Co, MN, United StatesB
Death*Alrica (Reka) Gronewold died on 8 July 1937 southwest of at St Cloud, Stearns Co, MN, United StatesB, at age 59. 

Family

Charles Edward Pursley b. 27 Aug 1864, d. 12 Feb 1939
Marriage*Marriage: Alrica (Reka) Gronewold married Charles Edward Pursley on 10 January 1900 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, 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
Last Edited30 Sep 2005
Name Variation Bernard Truman Gronewold was also known as Traugott Bernhard Gronewold. 
Birth*He was born on 22 February 1902 at Buckley, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Bernard Truman Gronewold appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Confirmation*Confirmation: Bernard Truman Gronewold was confirmed on 16 April 1916 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Bernard Truman Gronewold appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 at Sheridan Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Bernard Truman Gronewold married Ruth (?) 
Marriage*Marriage: Bernard Truman Gronewold married Oleta (Trudy) Laqua on 21 September 1934 at Clark, Clark Co, SD, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Bernard Truman Gronewold lived at Yankton, Yankton Co, SD, United StatesB, in February 1956. 
Death*Death: Bernard Truman Gronewold died on 22 September 1962 at Pipestone, Pipestone Co, MN, United StatesB, at age 60 as a result of a tractor accident on Sep 21st. 
Burial*Burial: Bernard Truman Gronewold was buried on 25 September 1962 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB

Family 1

Ruth (?)
Marriage*Marriage: Bernard Truman Gronewold married Ruth (?) 

Family 2

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

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. 10 Feb 1923
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited12 Jul 2019
Name Variation Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold was also known as Bernard Gronewald. 
Birth*He was born on 10 June 1885 at Strawn, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold married Olive Lillian Case
Marriage*Marriage: Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold married Stella Pearl Ogee on 4 March 1908 at St James, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
WW1 Draft*WWI Draft: Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold registered for the draft of WWI on 12 September 1918 in St James, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB, Described as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, light brown hair.
Census*Census: Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold appeared on the census of 1920 at Fieldon, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
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*Census: Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold and Stella Pearl Ogee appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 at Fieldon Twsp, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 452-46-6095; issued before 1951 at TX, United StatesB
Death*Death: Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold died in September 1971 at Fairmont, Martin Co, MN, United StatesB, at age 86. 

Family 1

Olive Lillian Case b. 5 Feb 1887, d. 23 Jun 1976
Marriage*Marriage: Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold married Olive Lillian Case
Child

Family 2

Stella Pearl Ogee b. 2 Nov 1885, d. 22 Jun 1950
Marriage*Marriage: Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold married Stella Pearl Ogee on 4 March 1908 at St James, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
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
Last Edited7 May 2018
Birth*Betty Ann Gronewold was born on 4 March 1929 at Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
BaptismShe was baptized on 5 May 1929 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Betty Ann Gronewold appeared on the census of 19 April 1930 in the household of Fred J Gronewold and Irene Voelsch at Pelican Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB; in the household of Wilbur Voelsch, brother of Irene. 
Confirmation*Confirmation: Betty Ann Gronewold was confirmed on 6 June 1943 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Married Name Her married name was Jacobsen. 
Marriage*Marriage: Betty Ann Gronewold married Dwane R Jacobsen
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 503-24-1406; issued before 1951 at SD, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Betty Ann Gronewold lived at Santa Clara, Santa Clara Co, CA, United StatesB, in January 1981 2334 Pruneridge Ave; 95050. 
ResidenceResidence: Betty Ann Gronewold lived at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB, in 1998. 
Death*Death: Betty Ann Gronewold died on 7 April 2001 at Santa Clara, Santa Clara Co, CA, United StatesB, at age 72. 

Family

Dwane R Jacobsen b. 14 Apr 1925, d. 12 Oct 1993
Marriage*Marriage: Betty Ann Gronewold 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
Last Edited29 Jan 2003
Birth*Candace Leigh Gronewold was born on 7 August 1961 at Fairmont, Martin Co, MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Candace Leigh Gronewold died on 21 September 1969 at Fairmont, Martin Co, MN, United StatesB, at age 8. 

Christina Geraldine Gronewold

F, #14482, b. 19 August 1886, d. 11 October 1971
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
Last Edited23 Oct 2018
Birth*Christina Geraldine Gronewold was born on 19 August 1886 at GermanyB
Emigration*Emigration: Christina Geraldine Gronewold emigrated in 1893 from GermanyB
Census*Census: Christina Geraldine Gronewold appeared on the census of 1900 at Artesia Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name As of January 1910, her married name was Bailey. 
Marriage*Marriage: Christina Geraldine Gronewold married Ike Emeory Bailey in January 1910. 
Census*Census: Christina Geraldine Gronewold and Ike Emeory Bailey appeared on the census of 20 April 1910 at Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Christina Geraldine Gronewold and Ike Emeory Bailey appeared on the census of 6 January 1920 at Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Christina Geraldine Gronewold and Ike Emeory Bailey appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Christina Geraldine Gronewold and Ike Emeory Bailey appeared on the census of 2 May 1940 at Justice Precinct, Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB
Death*Death: Christina Geraldine Gronewold died on 11 October 1971 at Kaufman, Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB, at age 85. 

Family

Ike Emeory Bailey b. 12 Mar 1884, d. 10 Mar 1971
Marriage*Marriage: Christina Geraldine 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
Last Edited2 Jul 2007
Birth*Clemense (Clem) George Gronewold was born on 27 October 1928 at Madelia, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 471-28-9489; issued before 1951 at MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Clemense (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
Last Edited7 Aug 2009
Name Variation Dena Gronewold was also known as Bernadena Regina Gronewold. 
Birth*She was born on 26 October 1899 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoShe appeared in a photo circa 1900 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB.
Census*Census: Dena Gronewold appeared on the census of 1900 at Sulivan Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Dena Gronewold appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 at Sheridan Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Married Name As of 3 July 1924, her married name was Chandler. 
Marriage*Marriage: Dena Gronewold married Ray Chandler, son of Tom Chandler and Addie Mae Hall, on 3 July 1924 at Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
(Witness) MarriageDena 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, United StatesB.
(Witness) BaptismDena Gronewold witnessed the baptism of Betty Ann Gronewold on 5 May 1929 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Census*Census: Dena Gronewold and Ray Chandler appeared on the census of 7 April 1930 at Sheridan Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Dena Gronewold lived at Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, in February 1956. 
Death*Death: Dena Gronewold died on 15 January 1969 at Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, at age 69. 
Obituary*Obituary: 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*Burial: Dena Gronewold was buried on 18 January 1969 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB

Family

Ray Chandler b. 18 Jul 1899, d. 20 Feb 1983
Marriage*Marriage: Dena Gronewold married Ray Chandler, son of Tom Chandler and Addie Mae Hall, on 3 July 1924 at Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
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. 10 Feb 1923
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited13 Feb 2011
Birth*Diedrich (Dede) Johnson Gronewold was born on 24 May 1880 at GermanyB
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) ImmigrationHe immigrated on 15 March 1884 to Baltimore, (independent city), MD, United StatesB, with Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens onboard the ship Nurnberg from Bremen Germany via New York. 
Note*In 1900 Dede lived with with is sister Ida and worked as a farm laborer. 
Marriage*Marriage: Diedrich (Dede) Johnson Gronewold married Emma Katherine Wanner (Warner) Reavis in 1921. 
Death*Death: Diedrich (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
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*Eduard Julius Folkers Gronewold was born on 11 July 1822 at Aurich-Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
BaptismHe was baptized on 21 July 1822 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB, godmother: the virgin Etta Juliana Volina Vieting in Aurich. 
Occupation*Occupation: Eduard Julius Folkers Gronewold was a Warfsmann (farmer) in 1849 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Marriage*Marriage: Eduard Julius Folkers Gronewold married Trientje Janssen Oltmanns, daughter of Johann Evers Oltmanns, on 5 May 1849 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB

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. 10 Feb 1923
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited19 Feb 2005
Birth*Edward (Ed) John Gronewold was born on 10 July 1890 at Strawn, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Note*He 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. 
CensusCensus: Edward (Ed) John Gronewold appeared on the census of 26 April 1910 at Fieldon Twsp, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Edward (Ed) John Gronewold married Ermgard G Fedder on 17 March 1918 at Lewisville, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Census*Census: Edward (Ed) John Gronewold appeared on the census of 1920 at Antrim, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Edward (Ed) John Gronewold died on 9 January 1969 at Madelia, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB, at age 78 of a heart attack. 

Family

Ermgard G Fedder b. 1 May 1897, d. 18 Jan 1962
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
Last Edited16 Feb 2005
Birth*Edward Bernard Gronewold was born on 24 October 1894 at Charlotte, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoHe appeared in a photo circa 1900 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB.
Census*Census: Edward Bernard Gronewold appeared on the census of 1900 at Sulivan Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Confirmation*Confirmation: Edward Bernard Gronewold was confirmed in 1908 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Edward Bernard Gronewold appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Edward Bernard Gronewold appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 at Sheridan Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Edward Bernard Gronewold married Lydia A Steltz on 14 May 1924 at Rochester, Olmsted Co, MN, United StatesB
(Witness) BaptismEdward Bernard Gronewold witnessed the baptism of Vernon Edward Meyer on 3 May 1925 at St James Lutheran Church, Reynolds, White Co, IN, United StatesB
Census*Census: Edward Bernard Gronewold and Lydia A Steltz appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 at Waverly Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
ResidenceResidence: Edward Bernard Gronewold lived at Ortonville, Big Sioux Co, SD, United StatesB, on 4 May 1950. 
Residence*Residence: Edward Bernard Gronewold lived at Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, in February 1956. 
Occupation*Occupation: Edward Bernard Gronewold was a farmer. 
Death*Death: Edward Bernard Gronewold died on 18 October 1963 at Memorial Hospital, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, at age 68. 
Burial*Burial: Edward Bernard Gronewold was buried on 22 October 1963 at Mound Cemetery, Ortonville, Big Sioux Co, SD, United StatesB

Family

Lydia A Steltz b. Aug 1890
Marriage*Marriage: Edward Bernard Gronewold married Lydia A Steltz on 14 May 1924 at Rochester, Olmsted Co, MN, United StatesB

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
Verified byDNA testing
Immigration StatusImmigrated
ChartsPedigree Chart of Margaret Hartwig
Last Edited5 Feb 2020
Birth*Elise Catherina Gronewold was born on 15 June 1865 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
BaptismShe was baptized on 5 July 1865 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB,
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.
Married Name As of 12 February 1887, her married name was Neitz. 
Marriage*Marriage: Elise Catherina Gronewold 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, GermanyB, witnessed by: Franz Franzen, a worker and Nicolaus Hippen, age 22, known to the recorder. 
Married Name As of 12 February 1887, her married name was Nitz. 
Immigration*Elise 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*Marriage: Elise 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, United StatesB, by Rev D H Franzen. Marriage license listed as between Fred Hartwig of Wing, IL and Mrs. Lizzie Knights of Wing, IL.
Married Name As of 7 December 1896, her married name was Hartwig. 
Census*Census: Elise Catherina Gronewold and Fredrick Peters (Fred) Hartwig appeared on the census of June 1900 at Saunemin Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Note*Elise Catherina Gronewold and Fredrick Peters (Fred) Hartwig moved to Osceola Co, IA in 1907. 
CensusCensus: Elise Catherina Gronewold and Fredrick Peters (Fred) Hartwig appeared on the census of 2 May 1910 at Ocheyedan Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
Census-StateState Census: Elise Catherina Gronewold and Fredrick Peters (Fred) Hartwig appeared on the state census of 1 January 1915 at Ocheyedan Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Elise Catherina Gronewold and Fredrick Peters (Fred) Hartwig appeared on the census of January 1920 at Ocheyedan Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
Census-State*State Census: Elise Catherina Gronewold and Fredrick Peters (Fred) Hartwig appeared on the state census of 1 January 1925 at Ocheyedan Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB
Death*Death: Elise Catherina Gronewold died on 15 November 1929 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, SD, United StatesB, 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.
ObituaryObituary: [from The Sibley Gazette, Sibley, Iowa - 21 Nov 1929]


     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 holy 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 preceded her in death. Then she, together with her three children immigrated 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 time. Mrs Hartwig was taken ill in the first part of Dec 1928 with gall stone trouble. This proved to be a lingering sickness until the middle of September, when she suffered a stroke which made her condition serious. It was at this time when she also lost her eyesight. After consulting several physicians she was placed under the care of Dr Moe of Sioux Falls. She was taken to his hospital last Wednesday, Nov 13 in order to give her the best of care possible, but her Lord releaved her from her sufffering at 2:45 Friday, Nov 15, at the age of 64 years and 5 months. Mrs Hartwig was a faithful member of the Melvin Lutheran church.

     She leaves to mourn her departure, her loving 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 besides a large number of more distant relatives and friends.

     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*Burial: Elise Catherina Gronewold was buried on 19 November 1929 at Baker Township Cemetery, Melvin, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB.

Family 1

Marcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz b. 21 Aug 1850, d. 19 Jan 1895
Marriage*Marriage: Elise Catherina Gronewold 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, GermanyB, 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*Marriage: Elise 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, United StatesB, 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
Last Edited14 Jan 2003
Birth*Elizbeth A Gronewold was born on 16 February 1901 at Rowena, Runnels Co, TX, United StatesB
Death*Death: Elizbeth 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
Last Edited30 Jan 2003
Birth*Emmett Earl Gronewold was born on 2 August 1925 at Madelia, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 472-20-9333; issued before 1951 at MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Emmett Earl Gronewold died on 7 May 1979 at Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN, United StatesB, 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
Last Edited16 Aug 2000
SSN*His Social Security Number was 394-30-6052; at WI, United StatesB
Birth*Eugene Raymond Gronewold was born on 7 May 1934. 
Death*Death: Eugene Raymond Gronewold died on 11 August 1998 at New Berlin, Waukesha Co, WI, United StatesB, 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
Verified byDNA testing
ChartsPedigree Chart of Margaret Hartwig
Last Edited27 Jun 2020
Birth*Folkert Janssen Gronewold was born on 19 October 1814 at Aurich-Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
BaptismHe was baptized on 24 October 1814 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB.
Occupation*Occupation: Folkert Janssen Gronewold was a Warsmann (farmer) in 1844 in Sandhorst, and a Colonist (farmer) in 1852 in Neu Sandhorst. 
Marriage*Marriage: Folkert Janssen Gronewold 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, GermanyB.
Death*Death: Folkert 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. 10 Feb 1923
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited13 Nov 2005
Birth*Folmine Johanne Gronewold was born on 12 October 1882 at GermanyB
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*Death: Folmine 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
Last Edited7 Aug 2009
Birth*Fred J Gronewold was born on 10 July 1907 at Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB; 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. 
Census*Census: Fred J Gronewold appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Fred J Gronewold appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 at Sheridan Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Fred J Gronewold married Irene Voelsch in 1928.
Census*Census: Fred J Gronewold and Irene Voelsch appeared on the census of 19 April 1930 at Pelican Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, in the household of Wilbur Voelsch, brother of Irene. 
Note*Fred J Gronewold moved in 1946 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, SD, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 503-24-2272; issued before 1951 at SD, United StatesB
ResidenceResidence: Fred J Gronewold lived at Muncie, Delaware Co, IN, United StatesB, in February 1956. 
Residence*Residence: Fred J Gronewold lived at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, SD, United StatesB, in January 1969. 
Death*Death: Fred J Gronewold died on 19 January 1981 at McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, SD, United StatesB, at age 73. 
Burial*Burial: Fred J Gronewold was buried on 22 January 1981 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Obituary*Obituary:
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*Marriage: Fred J Gronewold married Irene Voelsch in 1928.
Children

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. 10 Feb 1923
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
MilitaryWorld War I
Last Edited3 Aug 2018
Birth*George Gronewold was born on 30 December 1891 at Strawn, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Note*He 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*Census: George Gronewold appeared on the census of 26 April 1910 at Fieldon Twsp, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Military*Military: George Gronewold was in the US Army during World War I. 
Marriage*Marriage: George Gronewold married Cora Amelia Halvorson on 17 July 1920 at Hanska, Brown Co, MN, United StatesB
Census*Census: George Gronewold and Cora Amelia Halvorson appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Fieldon Twsp, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 476-32-9837; issued before 1951 at MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: George Gronewold died on 1 February 1988 at Madelia, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB, at age 96. 
Obituary*Obituary: [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*Burial: George Gronewold was buried on 4 February 1988 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN, United StatesB

Family

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

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
Last Edited4 Jun 2007
Birth*George Ben Gronewold was born on 25 December 1897 at Forrest, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: George Ben Gronewold appeared on the census of 1900 at Artesia Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: George Ben Gronewold appeared on the census of 23 April 1910 at Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB
Census*Census: George Ben Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich appeared on the census of 18 February 1920 at Precinct #1, Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: George Ben Gronewold married Lillie Mae Bailey in 1925. 
Census*Census: George Ben Gronewold and Lillie Mae Bailey appeared on the census of 14 April 1930 at Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 460-60-4061; issued 1955 at TX, United StatesB
Death*Death: George Ben Gronewold died on 25 March 1980 at Kaufman, Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB, at age 82. 

Family

Lillie Mae Bailey b. 4 Apr 1902, d. 30 Apr 2005
Marriage*Marriage: George Ben Gronewold 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
Last Edited24 Nov 2008
Birth*George Henry Gronewold was born on 11 May 1891 at Goodland, Sherman Co, KS, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoHe appeared in a photo circa 1900 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB.
Census*Census: George Henry Gronewold appeared on the census of 1900 at Sulivan Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: George Henry Gronewold appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) BaptismHe witnessed the baptism of Clarence Friedrich Bernard Meyer on 26 December 1912 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
WW1 Draft*WWI Draft: George Henry Gronewold registered for the draft of WWI on 5 June 1917 in Fergus Co, MT, United StatesB, Described as Tall, Medium build, light blue eyes, red hair, single.
(Witness) CensusCensus: George Henry Gronewold appeared on the census of 16 January 1920 in the household of Herman Peter Gronewold and Lena Johanna Adams at Sheridan Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: George Henry Gronewold married Helen Christina Tritz on 6 June 1928 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB.
Census*Census: George Henry Gronewold and Helen Christina Tritz appeared on the census of 3 April 1930 at Liberty Election Precinct, Marion Co, OR, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: George Henry Gronewold lived at Portland, Multnomah Co, OR, United StatesB, in February 1956. 
Death*Death: George Henry Gronewold died on 31 December 1960 at Multnomah Co, OR, United StatesB, at age 69. 

Family

Helen Christina Tritz b. 16 Jun 1899, d. 3 Sep 1957
Marriage*Marriage: George Henry Gronewold married Helen Christina Tritz on 6 June 1928 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB.
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
Last Edited24 Jun 2017
Birth*Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold was born on 13 May 1858 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
BaptismHe was baptized on 9 June 1858 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB,
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*Marriage: Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold married Marie C Heinrich in 1883. 
Emigration*Emigration: Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich emigrated in 1893 from GermanyB
Census*Census: Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich appeared on the census of 1900 at Artesia Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Note*Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich settled in Rowena when they first came to Tex and moved to Kaufman later. 
CensusCensus: Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich appeared on the census of 23 April 1910 at Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB
Death*Death: Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold died on 16 December 1917 at age 59. 
Burial*Burial: Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold was buried at Rowena, Runnels Co, TX, United StatesB

Family

Marie C Heinrich b. 5 Jan 1861, d. 9 Jul 1962
Marriage*Marriage: Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold 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
Last Edited24 Oct 2005
Birth*Gordon Lyle Gronewold was born on 26 January 1912 at Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Census*Census: Gordon Lyle Gronewold appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 at Fieldon Twsp, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Gordon Lyle Gronewold married Mavis Reverta Lovell on 5 May 1949 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, SD, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 476-10-2175; issued before 1951 at MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Gordon Lyle Gronewold died on 25 February 1977 at Fairmont, Martin Co, MN, United StatesB, at age 65. 

Family

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