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 Twsp, 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 Twsp, Codington Co, SD.
Census*8 April 1930Herman Peter Gronewold and Lena Johanna Adams appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 at Sheridan Twsp, Codington Co, SD.
SSN*before 1951His Social Security Number was 504-40-4482; issued before 1951 at 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 1956Obituary 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. 10 Feb 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.
Married NameFebruary 1896 As of February 1896,her married name was Brown.
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.
NoSSN*25 October 2005No record of her Social Security Number was found on 25 October 2005.

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 1750
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 Twsp, 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. 10 Feb 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 Twsp, 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, Miami-Dade Co, FL, at age 89.
Burial*21 January 1977He was buried on 21 January 1977 at Hillcrest Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE.
NoSSN*20 October 2005No record of his Social Security Number was found on 20 October 2005.

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.
Children

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.
NoSSN*24 October 2005No record of her Social Security Number was found on 24 October 2005.

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.
SSN*1953 or 1954Her Social Security Number was 473-38-5429; issued 1953 or 1954 at MN.
Married Name18 April 1953 As of 18 April 1953,her married name was Nave.
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 Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL.
Census*23 April 1910She appeared on the census of 23 April 1910 at Kaufman Co, TX.
Married Name1911 As of 1911,her married name was Bailey.
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.
SSN*before 1951Her Social Security Number was 460-38-1171; issued before 1951 at 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.
SSN*before 1951His Social Security Number was 476-30-5841; issued before 1951 at MN.
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 Twsp, Watonwan Co, MN.
Married Name2 July 1939 As of 2 July 1939,her married name was Haynes.
Marriage*2 July 1939She married Franklin Maurice Haynes on 2 July 1939 at Elkton, Brookings Co, SD.
SSN*before 1951Her Social Security Number was 469-12-8527; issued before 1951 at MN.
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
Marriage*2 July 1939She married Franklin Maurice Haynes on 2 July 1939 at Elkton, Brookings Co, SD.

Lulu Anne Gronewold

F, #14255, b. 23 June 1918, d. 4 September 2002
FatherJohn Folkert Gronewold b. 27 Nov 1887, d. 30 Dec 1976
MotherLouise Emma Dorothea Drexel b. 18 Jul 1889, d. 31 Aug 1971
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited7 May 2018
Birth*23 June 1918Lulu Anne Gronewold was born on 23 June 1918 at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE.
She was the daughter of John Folkert Gronewold and Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel.
Baptism28 July 1918Lulu Anne Gronewold was baptized on 28 July 1918 at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE.
Census*11 April 1930She appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE.
Education*1940She received a degree as a Registered Nurse from the Nebraska Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in 1940 in Omaha, Douglas Co, NE.
Note*between 1943 and 1945She served in the US Army Nurse Corps in hospitals in England and France between 1943 and 1945.
Residence*1945She lived in 1945; in the Miami, FL area.
Residence*from 1947 to 1995She and Joseph Nmi Salamon lived at 465 East 48th Street, Hialeah, Dade Co, FL, from 1947 to 1995.
Married Name18 July 1947 As of 18 July 1947,her married name was Salamon.
Marriage*18 July 1947Lulu Anne Gronewold married Joseph Nmi Salamon, son of Benjamin Salamon and Julia Honig, on 18 July 1947 at Coral Gables, Dade Co, FL.
SSN*before 1951Her Social Security Number was 263-40-3735; issued before 1951 at FL.
Residence*1996Lulu Anne Gronewold and Mary Louise Gronewold lived at NJ in 1996.
Residence*1999Lulu Anne Gronewold and Mary Louise Gronewold lived at Pasadena, Los Angeles Co, CA, in 1999; 945 S Euclid Ave; 91106-4259; (626) 799-2647.
Death*4 September 2002Lulu Anne Gronewold died on 4 September 2002 at Pasadena, Los Angeles Co, CA, at age 84.

Family

Joseph Nmi Salamon b. 17 Nov 1918, d. 6 Feb 1995
Marriage*18 July 1947She married Joseph Nmi Salamon, son of Benjamin Salamon and Julia Honig, on 18 July 1947 at Coral Gables, Dade Co, FL.

Marilyn Pearl Gronewold

F, #14217, b. 2 June 1940, d. 9 November 1992
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 Edited25 Jul 2000
Birth*2 June 1940Marilyn Pearl Gronewold was born on 2 June 1940 at Castlewood, Hamlin Co, SD.
She was the daughter of Fred J Gronewold and Irene Voelsch.
Baptism31 July 1940Marilyn Pearl Gronewold was baptized on 31 July 1940 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, sponsors: m/m Harry Voelsch.
SSN*1954Her Social Security Number was 503-38-3084; issued 1954 at SD.
Confirmation*6 June 1954She was confirmed on 6 June 1954 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD.
Married Name2 September 1958 As of 2 September 1958,her married name was Skaare.
Marriage*2 September 1958She married Robert S Skaare on 2 September 1958 at Watertown, Codington Co, SD.
Residence*January 1981Marilyn Pearl Gronewold lived at Watertown, Codington Co, SD, in January 1981.
Death*9 November 1992She died on 9 November 1992 at age 52.
Burial*She was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, Codington Co, SD.

Family

Robert S Skaare b. 10 Sep 1934, d. 1993
Marriage*2 September 1958She married Robert S Skaare on 2 September 1958 at Watertown, Codington Co, SD.

Mary Gronewold

F, #18441, b. 3 July 1888, d. 16 February 1966
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 Edited13 Feb 2011
Birth*3 July 1888Mary Gronewold was born on 3 July 1888 at Germany.
She was the daughter of Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich.
Married Name1908 As of 1908,her married name was Hanz.
Marriage*1908Mary Gronewold married Fritz Hanz in 1908.
NoCensus*1920Mary Gronewold was not found in the in 1920 Census.
Census*8 April 1930She appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 at Runnels Co, TX.
SSN*1956Her Social Security Number was 466-62-8654; issued 1956 at TX.
Death*16 February 1966She died on 16 February 1966 at Rowena, Runnels Co, TX, at age 77 Date from Runnels Co Cemeteries on Rootsweb.com.

Family

Fritz Hanz
Marriage*1908She married Fritz Hanz in 1908.
Children

Mary Louise Gronewold

F, #14257, b. 11 August 1922, d. 29 June 2010
FatherJohn Folkert Gronewold b. 27 Nov 1887, d. 30 Dec 1976
MotherLouise Emma Dorothea Drexel b. 18 Jul 1889, d. 31 Aug 1971
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited23 Oct 2018
Birth*11 August 1922Mary Louise Gronewold was born on 11 August 1922 at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE.
She was the daughter of John Folkert Gronewold and Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel.
Census*11 April 1930Mary Louise Gronewold appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE.
Residence*1943She lived at NJ in 1943.
Married Name31 May 1946 As of 31 May 1946,her married name was Pfann.
Marriage*31 May 1946She married William Gardner Pfann on 31 May 1946 at Christ Church, Summit, Union Co, NJ.
Education*Mary Louise Gronewold received a BA degree in Chemistry from the University of Omaha, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE and worked as a Chemist for Bell Telephone Labs in New Jersey. In 1973 received an MA degree in Library Science from Rutgers University. She was employed as an engineering librarian for RCA between 1973 and 1989 in Princeton, NJ.
Divorce*1974She and William Gardner Pfann were divorced in 1974.
Marriage1982Mary Louise Gronewold married William Gardner Pfann in 1982.
Residence*from 1982 to 1998Mary Louise Gronewold lived at 14 Argyle Court, Summit, Union Co, NJ, from 1982 to 1998.
Residence*1996She and Lulu Anne Gronewold lived at NJ in 1996.
Residence*1999Mary Louise Gronewold and Lulu Anne Gronewold lived at Pasadena, Los Angeles Co, CA, in 1999; 945 S Euclid Ave; 91106-4259; (626) 799-2647.
Death*29 June 2010Mary Louise Gronewold died on 29 June 2010 at Altadena, Los Angeles Co, CA, at age 87.

Family

William Gardner Pfann b. 27 Oct 1917, d. 26 Oct 1982
Marriage*31 May 1946She married William Gardner Pfann on 31 May 1946 at Christ Church, Summit, Union Co, NJ.
Divorce*1974Mary Louise Gronewold and William Gardner Pfann were divorced in 1974.
Marriage1982Mary Louise Gronewold married William Gardner Pfann in 1982.

Max Legore Gronewold

M, #18737, b. 27 October 1925, d. 4 July 2003
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 Edited19 May 2011
Birth*27 October 1925Max Legore Gronewold was born on 27 October 1925 at Granada, Martin Co, MN.
He was the son of Diedrich (Dede) Johnson Gronewold and Emma Katherine Wanner (Warner) Reavis.
Marriage*7 November 1953Max Legore Gronewold married Erna Lydia Tonne on 7 November 1953.
Death*4 July 2003Max Legore Gronewold died on 4 July 2003 at Fairmont, Martin Co, MN, at age 77.

Family

Erna Lydia Tonne b. 18 Sep 1924, d. 11 Feb 1969
Child

Maxine Lenore Gronewold

F, #18734, b. 27 October 1925, d. 3 September 1983
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*27 October 1925Maxine Lenore Gronewold was born on 27 October 1925 at Granada, Martin Co, MN.
She was the daughter of Diedrich (Dede) Johnson Gronewold and Emma Katherine Wanner (Warner) Reavis.
Married Name25 September 1950 As of 25 September 1950,her married name was Bober.
Marriage*25 September 1950Maxine Lenore Gronewold married Walter Francis Louis Bober on 25 September 1950.
SSN*1951Her Social Security Number was 327-28-2790; issued 1951 at IL.
Death*3 September 1983Maxine Lenore Gronewold died on 3 September 1983 at Soldiers Grove, Crawford Co, WI, at age 57.

Family

Walter Francis Louis Bober b. 20 Jun 1917, d. 25 Feb 1996

Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold

F, #14268, b. 15 March 1855, d. 20 January 1923
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
Immigration StatusImmigrated
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited13 Jan 2008
Birth*15 March 1855Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold was born on 15 March 1855 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
She was the daughter of Folkert Janssen Gronewold and Jacobine (Ulrike) Sophia Maecken.
Baptism25 March 1855Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold was baptized on 25 March 1855 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. 54,
     Place of birth: Newsandhorst
     Sex of the child: Girl
     Full names of the child: Gronewold, Meta Jacobina Catharina
     Day and hour of the birth: 15 March 1855 at 4 am
     Name, conditions and residence of parents: Colonist Folkert Janshen Gronewold and his wife Jacobina Ulrike Maecken of Neusandhorst
     Day of the baptism: 25 March 1855
     Name, conditions and residence of the baptizing witnesses: Widow of the late Wirth (inn-keeper) Traugott Maecken and Jacob Ulrich Maecken of Neusandhorst
     Name of the Pastor and date recorded: Harms 26 March 1855.
Immigration*3 July 1882She immigrated on 3 July 1882 to Forrest, Livingston Co, IL, arriving at Castle Garden NY Immigration Center on the ship "Oder" via Bremen.
Notebetween 1885 and 1901She and Helmer Jacob Huisman lived on a farm near Forrest, Livingston Co, IL (from his obituary) between 1885 and 1901.
Married Name2 March 1885 As of 2 March 1885,her married name was Huisman.
Marriage*2 March 1885Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold married Helmer Jacob Huisman on 2 March 1885 at Chatsworth, Livingston Co, IL.
(Witness) Baptism14 October 1894Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold witnessed the baptism of Johann Helmer Gronewold on 14 October 1894 at St Paul Lutheran Church, Forrest, Livingston Co, IL.
Census*1900Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold and Helmer Jacob Huisman appeared on the census of 1900 at Fayette Twsp, Livingston Co, IL.
NoteMeta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold and Helmer Jacob Huisman A copied Letter from Grace E. Huisman Towner. (Note: at the time this was written, she was about 80 years old, and her eyesight was failing)
My mom (Meta Gronewold) and dad (Helmer Huisman) were born in Germany. Mom hired out as a maid and Dad hired himself out to run a cargo ship up and down the river (in Germany). He was always dreaming of coming to America. The cargo wasn't doing to well. He was saving his money to pay for the trip. Mom's two brothers were here already & earged (her spelling) him to come. He had mother as his girl friend he told her when he was settled on a farm he would send her money to come to America too. Dad settled near Forrest (Illinois) as farm laborer he saved his money & took farm implements as wages or horses, cows, and pigs till he was ready to farm. He had moms brothers write to mom and send her the money for her to come to America. She worked as a maid till Dad married her & moved to the farm dad rented.
Their first Baby was born dead. The next 2 years later a son died of a broken apendix or so they thought. He was walking in a furrow behind Dads' plow he cried was bent over with pain. Dad carried him home but he died in his arms. My Bro Allie (this is what it said, That's Elmer) was Born 1901 near Sibley The next 5 girls all two years apart were the next 5 children.
Till 1901 we moved to a farm two miles north of Sibley. That's where I spent my childhood a lot of memories in those 18 years. Dad retired from farming in 1920. Your Dad (Edward Towner, Sr) & I were married in 1922, two years Eddie was born 1924 then 7 years later Roxie was Born 1931, then in 1934 Dolores was born in my Dads house and in the same bedroom and same bed lived with Dad 10 years mother (Meta) died in 1923, Dad (Helmer) in 1933. We moved to Litchfield in 1934. Laurie was 10 months old. We lived in Litchfield from 34 to 63 in Springfield 1963 to 1990.
Census1910Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold and Helmer Jacob Huisman appeared on the census of 1910 at Fayette Twsp, Livingston Co, IL.
Census1920Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold and Helmer Jacob Huisman appeared on the census of 1920 at Fayette Twsp, Livingston Co, IL.
Death*20 January 1923Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold died on 20 January 1923 at Sibley, Ford Co, IL, at age 67.

Family

Helmer Jacob Huisman b. 3 Oct 1852, d. 16 Feb 1933
Marriage*2 March 1885She married Helmer Jacob Huisman on 2 March 1885 at Chatsworth, Livingston Co, IL.
Children

Nina Irene Gronewold

F, #18862, b. 4 June 1915, d. 8 October 1995
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 Edited20 Feb 2005
Birth*4 June 1915Nina Irene Gronewold was born on 4 June 1915 at Lewisville, Watonwan Co, MN.
She was the daughter of Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold and Stella Pearl Ogee.
Census*15 April 1930Nina Irene Gronewold appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 at Fieldon Twsp, Watonwan Co, MN.
Married Name19 February 1939 As of 19 February 1939,her married name was Haynes.
Marriage*19 February 1939She married Jean Horace Haynes on 19 February 1939 at Mankato, Blue Earth Co, MN.
SSN*before 1951Her Social Security Number was 469-12-8528; issued before 1951 at MN.
Death*8 October 1995Nina Irene Gronewold died on 8 October 1995 at St James, Watonwan Co, MN, at age 80.

Family

Jean Horace Haynes b. 19 Feb 1911, d. 2 Jan 1980
Marriage*19 February 1939She married Jean Horace Haynes on 19 February 1939 at Mankato, Blue Earth Co, MN.
Child

Ramona Gronewold

F, #14234, b. after 1931
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*after 1931Ramona Gronewold was born after 1931 at Codington Co, SD.
She was the daughter of George Henry Gronewold and Helen Christina Tritz.
Residence*September 1957Ramona Gronewold lived at Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN, in September 1957.
Note*According to Elaine Nelson, she is deceased.