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
Last Edited13 Jan 2008
Birth*Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold was born on 15 March 1855 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
BaptismShe was baptized on 25 March 1855 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. 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*She immigrated on 3 July 1882 to Forrest, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, arriving at Castle Garden NY Immigration Center on the ship "Oder" via Bremen. 
NoteShe and Helmer Jacob Huisman lived on a farm near Forrest, Livingston Co, IL (from his obituary) between 1885 and 1901. 
Married Name As of 2 March 1885,her married name was Huisman. 
Marriage*Marriage: Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold married Helmer Jacob Huisman on 2 March 1885 at Chatsworth, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB.
(Witness) BaptismMeta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold witnessed the baptism of Johann Helmer Gronewold on 14 October 1894 at St Paul Lutheran Church, Forrest, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold and Helmer Jacob Huisman appeared on the census of 1900 at Fayette Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
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. 
CensusCensus: Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold and Helmer Jacob Huisman appeared on the census of 1910 at Fayette Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold and Helmer Jacob Huisman appeared on the census of 1920 at Fayette Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold died on 20 January 1923 at Sibley, Ford Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 67. 

Family

Helmer Jacob Huisman b. 3 Oct 1852, d. 16 Feb 1933
Marriage*Marriage: Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold married Helmer Jacob Huisman on 2 March 1885 at Chatsworth, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB.
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
Last Edited20 Feb 2005
Birth*Nina Irene Gronewold was born on 4 June 1915 at Lewisville, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Census*Census: Nina Irene Gronewold appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 at Fieldon Twsp, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Married Name As of 19 February 1939,her married name was Haynes. 
Marriage*Marriage: Nina Irene Gronewold married Jean Horace Haynes on 19 February 1939 at Mankato, Blue Earth Co, MN, United StatesB
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 469-12-8528; issued before 1951 at MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Nina Irene Gronewold died on 8 October 1995 at St James, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB, at age 80. 

Family

Jean Horace Haynes b. 19 Feb 1911, d. 2 Jan 1980
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
Last Edited25 Jul 2000
Birth*Ramona Gronewold was born after 1931 at Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Ramona Gronewold lived at Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN, United StatesB, in September 1957. 
Note*According to Elaine Nelson, she is deceased. 

Rena Gronewold

F, #14194, b. 28 October 1896, d. 26 November 1974
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
Name Variation Rena Gronewold was also known as Ricke Genice (Rena) Gronewold. 
Birth*She was born on 28 October 1896 at Charlotte, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoShe appeared in a photo circa 1900 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB.
Census*Census: Rena Gronewold appeared on the census of 1900 at Sulivan Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Rena Gronewold appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) MarriageShe witnessed the marriage of Dietrich (Dick) Meyer and Sophia Bernadine Gronewold on 4 July 1911 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB; by R Polzin, a Lutheran Pastor; witnesses included Folkert Neitz and Rieke Gronewold. 
Confirmation*Confirmation: Rena Gronewold was confirmed on 26 May 1912 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Married Name As of 11 December 1923,her married name was Rowley. 
Marriage*Marriage: Rena Gronewold married Roy Rowley on 11 December 1923 at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE, United StatesB
(Witness) MarriageRena Gronewold witnessed the marriage of Ray Chandler and Dena Gronewold on 3 July 1924 at Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Note*Rena Gronewold received a degree in Nursing before 1930. 
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 505-16-4008; issued before 1951 at NE, United StatesB
ResidenceResidence: Rena Gronewold lived at North Platte, Lincoln Co, NE, United StatesB, in February 1956. 
Residence*Residence: Rena Gronewold lived at North Platte, Lincoln Co, NE, United StatesB, in January 1969. 
Death*Death: Rena Gronewold died on 26 November 1974 at Yuma, Yuma Co, AZ, United StatesB, at age 78. 
Burial*Burial: Rena Gronewold was buried on 2 December 1974 at North Platte, Lincoln Co, NE, United StatesB

Family

Roy Rowley b. 14 Sep 1892, d. 14 Nov 1978
Marriage*Marriage: Rena Gronewold married Roy Rowley on 11 December 1923 at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE, United StatesB
Children

Sophia Bernadine Gronewold

F, #14195, b. 27 January 1893, d. 17 July 1978
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*Sophia Bernadine Gronewold was born on 27 January 1893 at Goodland, Sherman Co, KS, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoShe appeared in a photo circa 1900 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB.
Census*Census: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold appeared on the census of 1900 at Sulivan Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Confirmation*Confirmation: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold was confirmed in 1908 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name As of 4 July 1911,her married name was Meyer. 
Marriage*Marriage: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold married Dietrich (Dick) Meyer, son of Fredrick Johann Heinrich (Fritz) Meyer and Rebecka Robert, on 4 July 1911 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, by R Polzin, a Lutheran Pastor; witnesses included Folkert Neitz and Rieke Gronewold. 
Residence*Residence: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold and Dietrich (Dick) Meyer lived at Buckley, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB, between 4 July 1911 and 1919. 
Note*Sophia Bernadine Gronewold and Dietrich (Dick) Meyer lived in a farmhouse on CR750 West and North of CR 400 North on the east side of the road near Wolcott, White Co, IN between 4 April 1919 and 28 March 1951. 
Census*Census: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold and Dietrich (Dick) Meyer appeared on the census of 1920 at Wolcott, White Co, IN, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold and Dietrich (Dick) Meyer appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 at Princeton Twsp, White Co, IN, United StatesB
ResidenceResidence: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold lived at Reynolds, White Co, IN, United StatesB, on 28 March 1951. 
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 305-42-6697; issued between 1956 and 1957 at IN, United StatesB
ResidenceResidence: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold lived at Reynolds, White Co, IN, United StatesB, in February 1956. 
Residence*Residence: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold lived at Wolcott, White Co, IN, United StatesB, in January 1969. 
Death*Death: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold died on 17 July 1978 at Monticello, White Co, IN, United StatesB, at age 85. 
Burial*Burial: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold was buried on 19 July 1978 at St James Lutheran Cemetery, Reynolds, White Co, IN, United StatesB

Family

Dietrich (Dick) Meyer b. 27 Aug 1887, d. 16 Apr 1951
Marriage*Marriage: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold married Dietrich (Dick) Meyer, son of Fredrick Johann Heinrich (Fritz) Meyer and Rebecka Robert, on 4 July 1911 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, by R Polzin, a Lutheran Pastor; witnesses included Folkert Neitz and Rieke Gronewold. 
Children

Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold

M, #14188, b. 14 April 1852, d. 5 December 1920
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 Edited4 Jul 2007
Name Variation Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold was also known as Bernhard Gronewold. 
Birth*He was born on 14 April 1852 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
BaptismHe was baptized on 23 May 1852 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB, godparents: the Schenkwirt (inn-keeper) Traugott Maecken and his wife Meta Tjaden in Neu Sandhorst. 
Immigration*Immigration: Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold immigrated in 1882 to United StatesB based on the 1900 Livingston Co, IL census; having come from New Wallinghausen, Ostfriesland, Germany (per Mary Pfann.) 
Marriage*Marriage: Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold married Anna Regina Harms, daughter of Ben Harms and Sophie (?), on 12 March 1887 at Goodland, Sherman Co, KS, United StatesB
Note*Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms moved in 1894 at Chatsworth, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Photo*Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms appeared in a photo circa 1900 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB.
Census*Census: Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms appeared on the census of 1900 at Sulivan Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
NoteTraugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms moved in 1911 at Sheridan Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 at Sheridan Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Death*Death: Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold died on 5 December 1920 at Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, at age 68 of Cancer of the Stomach; survived by 7 sons, 3 daughters, 1 brother (John) and 2 sisters (Elise Catherine and Meta.) 
Burial*Burial: Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold was buried on 8 December 1920 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB

Family

Anna Regina Harms b. 12 Sep 1862, d. 4 May 1950
Marriage*Marriage: Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold married Anna Regina Harms, daughter of Ben Harms and Sophie (?), on 12 March 1887 at Goodland, Sherman Co, KS, United StatesB
Children

Trientje (Catharine) Folkers Gronewold

F, #15445, b. 8 November 1818
FatherJann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold b. 22 Nov 1782, d. 8 Apr 1849
MotherGoeste Hedden b. Aug 1787, d. 14 Jan 1848
RelationshipGreat-grandaunt of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited20 Sep 2001
Birth*Trientje (Catharine) Folkers Gronewold was born on 8 November 1818 at Aurich-Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
BaptismShe was baptized on 15 November 1818 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Married Name As of 18 April 1846,her married name was Post. 
Marriage*Marriage: Trientje (Catharine) Folkers Gronewold married Harm Eden Post, son of Ede Hinrich Post, on 18 April 1846 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB

Family

Harm Eden Post b. c 1819

Wilhelmina (Minnie) Johanna Gronewold

F, #18768, b. 10 October 1883, d. February 1957
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*Wilhelmina (Minnie) Johanna Gronewold was born on 10 October 1883 at GermanyB
Note*She was the last child born in Germany. She was just a baby when her folks immigrated to America. She lived with her folks in Illinois and moved with them to Rockwell City, IA in 1900. When her family moved to Minnesota in 1903, she stayed in Iowa because she had met a young man named Earl Grant. 
(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 19 January 1902,her married name was Grant. 
Marriage*Marriage: Wilhelmina (Minnie) Johanna Gronewold married James Earl Grant on 19 January 1902. 
CensusCensus: Wilhelmina (Minnie) Johanna Gronewold and James Earl Grant appeared on the census of 24 April 1930 at Sherburn, Martin Co, MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Wilhelmina (Minnie) Johanna Gronewold died in February 1957 at Vancouver, Clark Co, WA, United StatesB, at age 73. 

Family

James Earl Grant b. 14 Apr 1882, d. May 1963
Marriage*Marriage: Wilhelmina (Minnie) Johanna Gronewold married James Earl Grant on 19 January 1902. 
Children

Willis Edward Gronewold

M, #18907, b. 27 June 1922, d. 12 June 1968
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 Edited29 Jan 2003
Birth*Willis Edward Gronewold was born on 27 June 1922 at Lewisville, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Note*He was never married. 
Death*Death: Willis Edward Gronewold died on 12 June 1968 at Madelia, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB, at age 45. 

Patricia Ann Gudat

F, #10710, b. 29 May 1940, d. 11 December 2004
FatherTheodore F Gudat b. 30 Jun 1912, d. 16 Mar 1992
MotherClara Myrtle Closen b. 13 Jun 1920, d. 3 Dec 2001
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited25 Jun 2007
Birth*Patricia Ann Gudat was born on 29 May 1940 at Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 330-32-1523; issued between 1955 and 1956 at IL, United StatesB
Married Name As of April 1958,her married name was Shernak. 
Residence*Residence: Patricia Ann Gudat lived at Bartonville, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, in January 1999. 
Death*Death: Patricia Ann Gudat died on 11 December 2004 at Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 64. 
Burial*Burial: Patricia Ann Gudat was buried on 14 December 2004 at Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB

Theodore F Gudat

M, #10708, b. 30 June 1912, d. 16 March 1992
Last Edited29 Sep 2005
Birth*Theodore F Gudat was born on 30 June 1912 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Theodore F Gudat married Clara Myrtle Closen, daughter of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig, on 27 October 1939 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Note*Theodore F Gudat a World War II Army- Air Corps veteran. 
Occupation*Occupation: Theodore F Gudat was a carpenter with Carpenters Local 183 from 1948 to 1976. 
SSN*His Social Security Number was 329-05-5724; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Theodore F Gudat died on 16 March 1992 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 79. 
Obituary*Obituary: Headline: Theodore Gudat
Publication Date: March 18, 1992
Source: Peoria Journal Star
Page: D7
Subjects:
Region: Illinois
Obituary: Illinois Theodore F. Gudat, 79, of 2715 W. Marquette died at 6:14 p.m. Monday, March 16, 1992, at Methodist Medical Center.
Born June 30, 1912, in Peoria to Frederick and Lizzie Wegne Gudat, he married Clara Closen on Oct. 27, 1939, in Peoria.
She survives along with one daughter, Patricia Shernak of Bartonville; one brother, Richard, and four sisters, Florence Trunk, Viola
Streitmiller, Louise Steveson, and Margaret Schreiber, all of Peoria; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. One son, Vernon
"Butch," three brothers, and one sister preceded him in death.
Since 1948, he worked as a carpenter with Carpenters Local 183, retiring in 1976.
He was a World War II Army- Air Corps veteran.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. The Rev. Arthur I. Schudde will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to
8 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria. 
Burial*Burial: Theodore F Gudat was buried on 19 March 1992 at Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

Clara Myrtle Closen b. 13 Jun 1920, d. 3 Dec 2001
Marriage*Marriage: Theodore F Gudat married Clara Myrtle Closen, daughter of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig, on 27 October 1939 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Children

Vernon (Butch) Albert Gudat

M, #10709, b. 27 June 1944, d. January 1983
FatherTheodore F Gudat b. 30 Jun 1912, d. 16 Mar 1992
MotherClara Myrtle Closen b. 13 Jun 1920, d. 3 Dec 2001
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited20 May 1999
Birth*Vernon (Butch) Albert Gudat was born on 27 June 1944. 
SSN*His Social Security Number was 322-36-4229; issued between 1959 and 1960 at IL, United StatesB
Occupation*Occupation: Vernon (Butch) Albert Gudat was a fireman at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Vernon (Butch) Albert Gudat died in January 1983 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 38. 

Gertrude Gulbranson

F, #39158, b. 1 April 1924, d. 21 September 2012
Last Edited3 Mar 2019
Birth*Gertrude Gulbranson was born on 1 April 1924 at Mayville North, Traill Co, ND, United StatesB
Married Name As of 15 June 1946,her married name was Garretts. 
Marriage*Marriage: Gertrude Gulbranson married Vernon Aloys Garretts, son of William F Garretts and Ella Knebel, on 15 June 1946 at Chicago, Cook Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Gertrude Gulbranson died on 21 September 2012 at Canton, Fulton Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 88. 

Family

Vernon Aloys Garretts b. 22 Mar 1921, d. 9 May 2016

Carol Jean Gunther

F, #17651, b. 30 August 1940, d. 1971
FatherVictor H Gunther b. 14 Feb 1905, d. 3 Oct 1990
MotherWilma C Lottman b. 23 Jun 1907, d. 25 May 1968
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited24 Oct 2005
Birth*Carol Jean Gunther was born on 30 August 1940. 
Death*Death: Carol Jean Gunther died in 1971. 
NoSSN*No record of her Social Security Number was found on 24 October 2005. 

Victor H Gunther

M, #17643, b. 14 February 1905, d. 3 October 1990
Last Edited24 Oct 2005
Birth*Victor H Gunther was born on 14 February 1905 at IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Victor H Gunther married Wilma C Lottman, daughter of George Engelhard Lottman and Sonora Mary (Crystal) Eckerman, on 1 September 1928. 
Census*Census: Victor H Gunther and Wilma C Lottman appeared on the census of 4 April 1930 at 419 Bestor St, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 331-01-7872; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Victor H Gunther died on 3 October 1990 at age 85. 

Family

Wilma C Lottman b. 23 Jun 1907, d. 25 May 1968
Child

Lubbe Friedrich Habben

M, #39636, b. 13 November 1636
Last Edited9 Jan 2019
Birth*Lubbe Friedrich Habben was born on 13 November 1636 at Grossefehn-Holtrop, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Marriage*Marriage: Lubbe Friedrich Habben married Moder Emen, daughter of Eme Lampen and Tutter Jurgens, on 2 March 1666 at Grossefehn-Holtrop, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Death*Death: Lubbe Friedrich Habben died at Grossefehn-Holtrop, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB

Family

Moder Emen b. 14 Mar 1643, d. 24 Jan 1721
Child

Luebbe Von Bockner Habben

M, #39193, b. 9 April 1792, d. 26 March 1870
Last Edited24 Oct 2018
Birth*Luebbe Von Bockner Habben was born on 9 April 1792 at Grossefehn-Holtrop, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Marriage*Marriage: Luebbe Von Bockner Habben married Mareke Habben Aden, daughter of Habben Ehmen Aden and Mareke Frerichs, on 20 October 1816 at Grossefehn-Holtrop, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Death*Death: Luebbe Von Bockner Habben died on 26 March 1870 at Grossefehn-Holtrop, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB, at age 77. 

Family

Mareke Habben Aden b. 14 Jun 1796, d. 13 Dec 1862
Child

Addie Mae Hall

F, #14302
Last Edited25 Jul 2000
Marriage*Marriage: Addie Mae Hall married Tom Chandler
Married NameHer married name was Chandler. 

Family

Tom Chandler
Child

Elberta Ruth Hall

F, #18088, b. 18 September 1948, d. 19 October 1948
FatherRobert Franklin Hall b. 9 Sep 1924, d. 31 May 2003
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited17 Aug 2002
Birth*Elberta Ruth Hall was born on 18 September 1948 at Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Elberta Ruth Hall died on 19 October 1948 at Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB

Robert Franklin Hall

M, #10737, b. 9 September 1924, d. 31 May 2003
Last Edited25 Jun 2007
Birth*Robert Franklin Hall was born on 9 September 1924 at Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 347-18-8918; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Robert Franklin Hall died on 31 May 2003 at Methodist Hospital, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 78. 
Burial*Burial: Robert Franklin Hall was buried at Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

Child

Lillian E Halley

F, #15019, b. 4 April 1920, d. 6 May 1993
Last Edited15 Jan 2008
Birth*Lillian E Halley was born on 4 April 1920 at Roby, Christian Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 356-10-3629; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Lillian E Halley married Edward Russell Towner Jr, son of Edward Russell Towner Sr and Gretka (Grace) Elizabeth Huisman, in 1969 at IL, United StatesB
Married Name As of 1969,her married name was Towner. 
Obituary*Obituary: Lillian E Towner
     Lillian E Towner, 73 of Springfield died at 10:37 pm Thursday at St John's Hospice.
     She was born April 4, 1920, in Roby, the daughter of Otto E and Eveline "Eva" May Halley. She married Edward R Towner in 1969.
     Mrs. Towner was a clerk for the secretary of state and was employed in the payroll department of the Springfield Police Department.
     Surviving are her husband, Edward R; a daughter, Nancy Peratt of Sherman; two stepdaughters, Vickie Lee Hill of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Susan E. Padilla of San Pedro, Calif; a son, Edward Ludtke of Pana; a stepson, Richard E Towner of Springfield; five grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister, Marjorie Painter of Springfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
     Services will be at 10 am Monday at Staab Funeral home, with the Rev. Michael Mullink officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery. 
Death*Death: Lillian E Halley died on 6 May 1993 at Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 73. 
Burial*Burial: Lillian E Halley was buried on 10 May 1993 at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

Edward Russell Towner Jr b. 8 Mar 1924, d. 4 Jun 2002
Marriage*Marriage: Lillian E Halley married Edward Russell Towner Jr, son of Edward Russell Towner Sr and Gretka (Grace) Elizabeth Huisman, in 1969 at IL, United StatesB

Cora Amelia Halvorson

F, #18446, b. 22 January 1895, d. 1 January 1972
Last Edited20 May 2011
Birth*Cora Amelia Halvorson was born on 22 January 1895 at Hanska, Brown Co, MN, United StatesB
BaptismShe was baptized on 21 April 1895 at Linden Lutheran Church, Linden, Brown Co, MN, United StatesB
Confirmation*Confirmation: Cora Amelia Halvorson was confirmed on 19 September 1909 at Linden Lutheran Church, Linden, Brown Co, MN, United StatesB
Married Name As of 17 July 1920,her married name was Gronewold. 
Marriage*Marriage: Cora Amelia Halvorson married George Gronewold, son of Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens, on 17 July 1920 at Hanska, Brown Co, MN, United StatesB
Census*Census: Cora Amelia Halvorson and George Gronewold appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Fieldon Twsp, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Cora Amelia Halvorson died on 1 January 1972 at Kaufman, Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB, at age 76. 
Obituary*Obituary: [from New Ulm Daily Journal, 4 January 1972, p. 7]

"Madelia woman killed
on vacation in Texas

MADELIA - Mrs. George (Cora) Gronewold, 76, Madelia, died Saturday at Kaufman, Texas, as the result of injuries she suffered when strucck by a car in Kaufman. She and her husband were on vacation.
Funeral services are set for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Methodist Church in Madelia with burial at the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at Minneapolis at 2:30 p.m.
Visitation is at the Sandberg-Cummins Funeral Home in Madelia. The casket will be closed.
She is survived by her husband; sons, Clement J. of Lake Crystal, Philip and Gerald of Lewisville; daughter, Mrs. Richard (Kay) Gillespie of Lewisville; 19 grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Lillie Lewis of Truman, Mrs. Lucille Daniels of Troy, Ohio; brothers, Ed Halvorson of Thompson Falls, Mont., Willard Halvorson of Hanska.
She was born Jan. 22, 1895 in Linden Township, Brown County, to Mr. and Mrs. Clement Halverson. She married George Grnewold July 17, 1920 in Linden Township.
The couple farmed near Lewisville until moving into Madelia in July 1971." 
Burial*Burial: Cora Amelia Halvorson was buried on 5 January 1972 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN, United StatesB
NoSSN*No record of her Social Security Number was found on 20 October 2005. 

Family

George Gronewold b. 30 Dec 1891, d. 1 Feb 1988
Marriage*Marriage: Cora Amelia Halvorson married George Gronewold, son of Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens, on 17 July 1920 at Hanska, Brown Co, MN, United StatesB

(?) Hammer

M, #24898
Last Edited18 Nov 2017
Marriage*Marriage: (?) Hammer married Velma A Elgert, daughter of Henry Martin Elgert and Anna J Lottman

Family

Velma A Elgert b. 26 Jun 1912

Elsie Marie Hanz

F, #19089, b. 11 October 1910, d. 16 March 2005
FatherFritz Hanz
MotherMary Gronewold b. 3 Jul 1888, d. 16 Feb 1966
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited7 Aug 2009
Birth*Elsie Marie Hanz was born on 11 October 1910 at Runnels Co, TX, United StatesB
Married Name As of between 1930 and 1933,her married name was Redman. 
Marriage*Marriage: Elsie Marie Hanz married Alvin Karl Redman between 1930 and 1933. 
Census*Census: Elsie Marie Hanz appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 at Runnels Co, TX, United StatesB
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 460-58-9388; issued 1954 at TX, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Elsie Marie Hanz lived at Rowena, Runnels Co, TX, United StatesB, on 19 August 1998. 
Death*Death: Elsie Marie Hanz died on 16 March 2005 at Rowena, Runnels Co, TX, United StatesB, at age 94. 
Obituary*Obituary:
From Abilene Reporter-News, 18 mar 2005
     Elsie Marie Redman
     ROWENA - Elsie Marie Redman, 94, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005. Services are 3 p.m. Friday in Zoar United Church of Christ in Rowena. Burial will follow in Rowena Protestant Cemetery. Visitation is 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Rains-Seale Funeral Home of Ballinger. 

Family

Alvin Karl Redman b. 7 May 1907, d. 22 Mar 1995
Marriage*Marriage: Elsie Marie Hanz married Alvin Karl Redman between 1930 and 1933. 

Fritz Hanz

M, #18473
Last Edited2 Aug 2018
Marriage*Marriage: Fritz Hanz married Mary Gronewold, daughter of Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich, in 1908. 
NoCensusFritz Hanz was not found in the in 1920 Census. 

Family

Mary Gronewold b. 3 Jul 1888, d. 16 Feb 1966
Children