James Murphy

M, #21799, b. 25 March 1917
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited19 Jan 2006
Birth*25 March 1917James Murphy was born on 25 March 1917.
Marriage*25 April 1961He married Ruth Wheeler, daughter of Charles Ordis Wheeler and Lenora Shafer, on 25 April 1961.

Family

Ruth Wheeler b. 8 Jun 1925

Eugene Howard Nation

M, #10807, b. 17 August 1932, d. 20 August 2001
Last Edited17 Aug 2002
Birth*17 August 1932Eugene Howard Nation was born on 17 August 1932 at Aurora, Kane Co, IL.
Death*20 August 2001He died on 20 August 2001 at Tarpon Springs, Pinellas Co, FL, at age 69.
Burial*24 August 2001He was buried on 24 August 2001 at Bushnell Military Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co, FL.

Orvis A Neely

M, #10953
Last Edited2 Mar 1999
Marriage*Orvis A Neely married Eola Belle Harper.

Family

Eola Belle Harper

Folkert Anton Neitz

M, #469, b. 27 November 1887, d. 23 February 1954
FatherMarcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz b. 21 Aug 1850, d. 19 Jan 1895
MotherElise Catherina Gronewold b. 15 Jun 1865, d. 15 Nov 1929
RelationshipUncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited3 Aug 2012
Birth*27 November 1887Folkert Anton Neitz was born on 27 November 1887 at Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Marcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz and Elise Catherina Gronewold.
(Witness) Immigration24 July 1895Folkert Anton Neitz immigrated on 24 July 1895 to New York City (Manhattan), New York Co, NY, with Elise Catherina Gronewold 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.
Census*June 1900Folkert Anton Neitz appeared on the census of June 1900 at Saunemin Twp, Livingston Co, IL.
Census9 May 1910He appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Rooks Creek Twp, Livingston Co, IL.
(Witness) Marriage4 July 1911He witnessed the marriage of Dietrich (Dick) Meyer and Sophia Bernadine Gronewold on 4 July 1911 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD; by R Polzin, a Lutheran Pastor; witnesses included Folkert Neitz and Rieke Gronewold.
Marriage*29 January 1913Folkert Anton Neitz married Rosa Eisele, daughter of Ambrose Eisele and Frances Elser, on 29 January 1913 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL; by J H Cannoy, Catholic Priest. Residence at time of marriage was Owego Twsp (his) and Pontiac Twsp (hers.)
Naturalization*9 June 1915Folkert Anton Neitz was naturalized on 9 June 1915 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL.
WW1 Draft*5 June 1917He registered for the draft of WWI on 5 June 1917 in Odell, Livingston Co, IL, Described as: Medium height, medium build, gray eyes, red hair.
Census27 January 1920He and Rosa Eisele appeared on the census of 27 January 1920 at Odell Twp, Livingston Co, IL.
Residence*15 November 1929Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele lived at Odell, Livingston Co, IL, on 15 November 1929.
Occupation*23 April 1930Folkert Anton Neitz was farmer on 23 April 1930 at Odell Twp, Livingston Co, IL.
Census*23 April 1930He and Rosa Eisele appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Odell Twp, Livingston Co, IL.
Note*Folkert Anton Neitz worked on the railroad.
Census3 April 1940He and Rosa Eisele appeared on the census of 3 April 1940 at Odell Twp, Livingston Co, IL.
Death*23 February 1954Folkert Anton Neitz died on 23 February 1954 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, at age 66.

Family

Rosa Eisele b. 1891, d. 16 Oct 1955
Marriage*29 January 1913He married Rosa Eisele, daughter of Ambrose Eisele and Frances Elser, on 29 January 1913 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL; by J H Cannoy, Catholic Priest. Residence at time of marriage was Owego Twsp (his) and Pontiac Twsp (hers.)
Children

Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz

F, #339, b. 18 May 1890, d. 2 September 1956
FatherMarcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz b. 21 Aug 1850, d. 19 Jan 1895
MotherElise Catherina Gronewold b. 15 Jun 1865, d. 15 Nov 1929
RelationshipAunt of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited3 Aug 2012
Birth*18 May 1890Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz was born on 18 May 1890 at Aurich-Wallinghausen, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
She was the daughter of Marcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz and Elise Catherina Gronewold.
Name Variation20 May 1890 As of 20 May 1890, Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz was also known as Gerdje Ulrike Catharina Nitz.
Baptism22 June 1890She was baptized on 22 June 1890 by Rev Rodenbk, sponsors: Garhard Nitz and Marie Franzen (nee Nitz.)
(Witness) Immigration24 July 1895She immigrated on 24 July 1895 to New York City (Manhattan), New York Co, NY, with Elise Catherina Gronewold 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.
(Witness) Photocirca 1908Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz appeared in a photo circa 1908.
Marriage*16 December 1908She married Fred P Lottman, son of Hinrich (Henry) Dirks Lottman and Antje Engelina (Anna) Heyen, on 16 December 1908 at Kankakee, Kankakee Co, IL.
Note*Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz and Louise Reka Neitz never saw one another after they left home and got married, according to Julia Turner Gervias.
Census*15 April 1910Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz and Fred P Lottman appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 at Ashkum Twp, Iroquois Co, IL.
Census*2 January 1920Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz and Fred P Lottman appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 at Washington Twp, Whitley Co, IN, Washington Twsp, Whitley Co, IN; ED-184, 2 Jan 1920, p285 6A.
Residence*15 November 1929Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz and Fred P Lottman lived at Logansport, Cass Co, IN, on 15 November 1929.
Census9 April 1930Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz and Fred P Lottman appeared on the census of 9 April 1930 at Washington Twp, Cass Co, IN.
Census*18 April 1940Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz appeared on the census of 18 April 1940 at Logansport, Cass Co, IN.
Note*23 June 1942She had a document prepared stating that her birth date was May 18, 1890 in Germany, and that her parents were Elise C Gronewald and Marcus F Neitz on 23 June 1942 at Logansport, Cass Co, IN.
Death*2 September 1956She died on 2 September 1956 at Los Angeles Co, CA, at age 66 probably in or near Long Beach, California.

Family

Fred P Lottman b. 2 May 1874, d. 23 Dec 1939
Marriage*16 December 1908She married Fred P Lottman, son of Hinrich (Henry) Dirks Lottman and Antje Engelina (Anna) Heyen, on 16 December 1908 at Kankakee, Kankakee Co, IL.
Children

John Ambrose Neitz

M, #13196, b. 28 November 1924, d. 5 September 1982
FatherFolkert Anton Neitz b. 27 Nov 1887, d. 23 Feb 1954
MotherRosa Eisele b. 1891, d. 16 Oct 1955
Relationship1st cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited12 Jan 2008
Birth*28 November 1924John Ambrose Neitz was born on 28 November 1924 at Odell, Livingston Co, IL.
He was the son of Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele.
Census*23 April 1930John Ambrose Neitz appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Odell Twp, Livingston Co, IL, Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL; ED-53-29, 23 Apr 1930, p218 3A.
(Witness) Census3 April 1940He appeared on the census of 3 April 1940 in the household of Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele at Odell Twp, Livingston Co, IL.
Marriage*11 August 1945John Ambrose Neitz married Irene C Hogan on 11 August 1945 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL.
Death*5 September 1982John Ambrose Neitz died on 5 September 1982 at Hospital, Chicago, Cook Co, IL, at age 57 from a blood clot 3 weeks after undergoing open heart surgery.
Obituary*6 September 1982His obituary follows: From The Daily Leader, Pontiac, IL - Sept 6, 1982
John Neitz
     John A Neitz, 57, 601 Indiana Ave, died at noon Sunday at Loyala University Medical Center at Maywood, where he had been a patient three weeks.
     The funeral will be held at 10:30am Wednesday at St Mary's Catholic Church with Msgr. Joseph J O'Dea officiating. Burial will be in St Mary's Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 5 to 9 pm today at Duffy Funeral Home, where the rosary will be said at 8pm.
     Mr. Neitz was born Nov 28, 1924, in Odell, a son of Folkert and Rose (Eisele) Neitz. He was educated in Odell schools. He married Irene Hogan Aug 11 1945, in Odell.
     He farmed in Esmen Township for 12 years and during that time he also was a mechanic at Wolf's Battery in Pontiac for 18 years. He was senior maintenance man for the Livingston County Highway Department for the past 10 years.
     He was a member of St Mary's Catholic Church and was an extraordinary minister of the church. He was a member of the Pontiac Moose Lodge.
     Mr. Neitz was a square-dance caller in and around Poniac for many years.
     Survivors include his wife; one son, Joe of Hudson; three daughters, Mrs. Carol Miller and Mrs. Kay Morgan, both of Pontiac, and Mrs Sandy Harlan of Flanagan; one sister, Mrs Mary Favett of Pontiac; and five grandchildren.
     His parents and one brother preceded him in death.
     The family suggests memorials to St Mary's School or of the donor's choice.
Burial*8 September 1982He was buried on 8 September 1982 at St Mary's Cemetery, Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL.

Family

Irene C Hogan b. 25 Feb 1922, d. 23 Feb 2002
Marriage*11 August 1945He married Irene C Hogan on 11 August 1945 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL.

Louise Reka Neitz

F, #338, b. 21 April 1893, d. 23 June 1973
FatherMarcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz b. 21 Aug 1850, d. 19 Jan 1895
MotherElise Catherina Gronewold b. 15 Jun 1865, d. 15 Nov 1929
RelationshipAunt of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited15 Feb 2013
Birth*21 April 1893Louise Reka Neitz was born on 21 April 1893 at Germany; birthplace was probably Wallinghausen, near Aurich, as her older sister was born there in 1890 and her father died there in 1895.
She was the daughter of Marcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz and Elise Catherina Gronewold.
Baptism22 May 1893Louise Reka Neitz was baptized on 22 May 1893 baptized as Alrike; by Rev Kirkof, Sponsors: Mr & Mrs. Franz Franzerh (Marie nee Nitz.)
(Witness) Immigration24 July 1895She immigrated on 24 July 1895 to New York City (Manhattan), New York Co, NY, with Elise Catherina Gronewold 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.
Census*June 1900Louise Reka Neitz appeared on the census of June 1900 at Saunemin Twp, Livingston Co, IL.
(Witness) Photocirca 1908She appeared in a photo circa 1908.
NoteShe was known by Reka before she was married, and as Louise after marriage.
Note*She and Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz never saw one another after they left home and got married, according to Julia Turner Gervias.
Marriage*20 November 1909Louise Reka Neitz married Jesse Walter Turner, son of James Bertram Turner and Elizabeth F Stallings, on 20 November 1909 at Worthington, Nobles Co, MN.
Note*1914Louise Reka Neitz and Jesse Walter Turner moved in 1914 at Saskatchewan, Canada.
Census*1916Louise Reka Neitz and Jesse Walter Turner appeared on the census of 1916 at Rudy, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Residence15 November 1929Louise Reka Neitz and Jesse Walter Turner lived at Clair, Saskatchewan, Canada, on 15 November 1929.
Note*December 1947Louise Reka Neitz moved in December 1947 at Dunster, British Columbia, Canada.
NoteShe moved at Prince George, Fraser-Fort George Co, British Columbia, Canada.
Residence*circa 1969She lived at Kamloops, Thompson Co, British Columbia, Canada, circa 1969.
(Witness) Photo29 June 1969She appeared in a photo on 29 June 1969 at Ocheyedan, Osceola Co, IA.
Death*23 June 1973She died on 23 June 1973 at Kamloops, Thompson Co, British Columbia, Canada, at age 80.
Burial*She was buried at Kamloops Cemetery, Kamloops, Thompson Co, British Columbia, Canada.

Family

Jesse Walter Turner b. 31 Jul 1883, d. 12 Jan 1937
Marriage*20 November 1909She married Jesse Walter Turner, son of James Bertram Turner and Elizabeth F Stallings, on 20 November 1909 at Worthington, Nobles Co, MN.
Children

Mary Frances Neitz

F, #3170, b. 10 May 1917, d. 5 May 1990
FatherFolkert Anton Neitz b. 27 Nov 1887, d. 23 Feb 1954
MotherRosa Eisele b. 1891, d. 16 Oct 1955
Relationship1st cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited5 Jun 2007
Marriage*Mary Frances Neitz married Salvatore Favet.
Birth*10 May 1917Mary Frances Neitz was born on 10 May 1917 at Livingston Co, IL.
She was the daughter of Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele.
(Witness) Census27 January 1920Mary Frances Neitz appeared on the census of 27 January 1920 in the household of Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele at Odell Twp, Livingston Co, IL.
Census23 April 1930Mary Frances Neitz appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Odell Twp, Livingston Co, IL, Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL; ED-53-29, 23 Apr 1930, p218 3A.
Death*5 May 1990She died on 5 May 1990 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, at age 72.
Burial*9 May 1990She was buried on 9 May 1990 at St Mary's Cemetery, Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL.

Family

Salvatore Favet b. 14 Oct 1915, d. Oct 1971
Marriage*She married Salvatore Favet.

Orville Leroy Neitz

M, #3169, b. 3 August 1915, d. 4 May 1980
FatherFolkert Anton Neitz b. 27 Nov 1887, d. 23 Feb 1954
MotherRosa Eisele b. 1891, d. 16 Oct 1955
Relationship1st cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited12 Jan 2008
Birth*3 August 1915Orville Leroy Neitz was born on 3 August 1915 at Odell, Livingston Co, IL.
He was the son of Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele.
(Witness) Census27 January 1920Orville Leroy Neitz appeared on the census of 27 January 1920 in the household of Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele at Odell Twp, Livingston Co, IL.
Census*23 April 1930Orville Leroy Neitz appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Odell Twp, Livingston Co, IL, Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL; ED-53-29, 23 Apr 1930, p218 3A.
Marriage*29 October 1938He married Vera Larene Wilson on 29 October 1938 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL.
Death*4 May 1980Orville Leroy Neitz died on 4 May 1980 at Odell, Livingston Co, IL, at age 64.
Obituary*His obituary follows: Orville Neitz
     ODELL - Orville L. Neitz, 64, 416 Wolf St., Odell, died at 4:21pm Sunday at St. James Hospital.
     His funeral will be at 10am Wednesday at St Paul's Catholic Church, with the Rev Francis Ryan officiating. Burial will be in St Paul's Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 9pm Tuesday at Watson Funeral Home. Rosary will be said at 8pm
     Mr. Neitz was born Aug 3, 1915 at Odell, a son of Folkert and Rose (Eisel) Neitz. He was educated in country schools and Odell Grade School. He owned and operated the Neitz Garage, Odell, for 22 years. He was a member of St Paul's Catholic Church.
     He married Vera Wilson on Oct 22, 1938, at Pontiac. She survives
     Also surviving are two sons, Leroy A, Ft Leonard Wood, Mo, and Donald E, West Palm Beach, Fla; a daughter, Mrs Joyce M Fish, Hudson; a brother, John A Neitz, Pontiac; a sister, mary F Favet, Pontiac; and five grandchildren.

Family

Vera Larene Wilson b. 29 Mar 1917
Marriage*29 October 1938He married Vera Larene Wilson on 29 October 1938 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL.

(?) Nelson

M, #25197
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited18 Nov 2017
Marriage*(?) Nelson married Maxine Bailey, daughter of Arthur Andrew Bailey and Lena Gronewold.

Family

Maxine Bailey b. 1911

Bernard Clarence Nelson

M, #11849
Last Edited31 Mar 1999
Marriage*Bernard Clarence Nelson married Tilda Alice Bergeson.

Family

Tilda Alice Bergeson
Child

Darlene Eleanor Nelson

F, #499, b. 3 March 1929, d. 18 April 2015
Darlene Eleanor Nelson
FatherBernard Clarence Nelson
MotherTilda Alice Bergeson
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Descendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited5 May 2015
Birth*3 March 1929Darlene Eleanor Nelson was born on 3 March 1929 at Inwood, Lyon Co, IA.
She was the daughter of Bernard Clarence Nelson and Tilda Alice Bergeson.
Baptism31 March 1929Darlene Eleanor Nelson was baptized on 31 March 1929 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Inwood, Lyon Co, IA.
Confirmation*9 May 1943She was confirmed on 9 May 1943 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Inwood, Lyon Co, IA.
Marriage*12 June 1953She married Donald Wilfred Drenkow, son of Fred Drenkow and Lenora Hilda Hartwig, on 12 June 1953 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Inwood, Lyon Co, IA.
Residence*from 1953 to 1957Darlene Eleanor Nelson and Donald Wilfred Drenkow lived at Melvin, Osceola Co, IA from 1953 to 1957.
Residencefrom 1957 to 1960Darlene Eleanor Nelson and Donald Wilfred Drenkow lived at Brookings, Brookings Co, SD from 1957 to 1960.
Residencefrom 1960 to 1963Darlene Eleanor Nelson and Donald Wilfred Drenkow lived at Humphrey, Platte Co, NE from 1960 to 1963.
Residencefrom 1963 to 1966Darlene Eleanor Nelson and Donald Wilfred Drenkow lived at Columbus, Platte Co, NE from 1963 to 1966.
Residencefrom 1966 to 1993Darlene Eleanor Nelson and Donald Wilfred Drenkow lived at Norfolk, Madison Co, NE from 1966 to 1993.
Residence*1993 Since 1993, Darlene Eleanor Nelson lived at 601 S 15th St, Norfolk, Madison Co, NE.
Death*18 April 2015She died on 18 April 2015 at Norfolk, Madison Co, NE, at age 86.
Obituary*21 April 2015Her obituary follows:

NORFOLK — Services for Darlene Eleanor Drenkow, 86, of Norfolk will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Ray Wilke Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Home for Funerals.

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Darlene went to be with her Lord on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Darlene was born March 3, 1929, in Inwood, Iowa, to Bernard C. and Tilda Alice (Bergeson) Nelson. She was baptized on March 31, 1929, and confirmed May 9, 1943, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Darlene graduated from Inwood High School in 1947.

She attended Iowa State Teachers College, graduating in 1952. Darlene’s teaching career included stints at a rural school in Lyons County in Iowa, Melvin Elementary School in Melvin, Iowa, Denison High in Denison, Iowa, and Humphrey High in Humphrey. She did substitute work in Columbus, Norfolk and Battle Creek.

While teaching at Melvin Elementary in Melvin, Iowa, she met the love of her life, Don. They were married June 12, 1953, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Inwood, Iowa. Don teased Darlene that he had married an “older” woman since he was born two days after her, March 5, 1929.

She and Don raised four children together while farming in Melvin, Iowa, Brookings, S.D., and then selling seed corn and insurance in Humphrey, Columbus and in 1967 moving to Norfolk. During their years in Norfolk, Darlene helped Don with their businesses, first selling seed corn to area farmers and then with their insurance business. She and Don built the Triple D Center located on east Omaha Avenue in the early 1980s to house the insurance business and bring other businesses to that part of Norfolk.

Darlene also worked as church secretary at Our Savior Lutheran Church for a number of years. Darlene taught herself how to use a computer early on and continued to enjoy using the computer and her Kindle. When Don’s health began to fail, Darlene became his primary caregiver until he was unable to safely be at home. Don passed away on August 15, 1993.

Darlene continued to work part-time, first at her own business, Secretary Pro Tem, one of the first temporary employment services in Norfolk, and then at Liberty Center and Improved Living Inc.

Throughout her life, Darlene served both her church and her community. She served as president of the Westside PTA, secretary of the Our Savior Lutheran congregation, secretary of Lutheran Laymen’s League and taught Sunday school. The service that held special meaning for her was the time she spent with Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML.) She held various offices in the local, zone and district LWML organizations. Everywhere Darlene went, she found fellow members who had a special bond.

Darlene and Don gave their children their sense of humor. She taught the importance of loving unconditionally. She was a dedicated wife. She had the marriage that we all envied. She managed the house and made sure that her children had everything they needed. She had the ability to take limited funds and made sure that all of the bills were paid.

Don would give her 30 minutes notice that they were going camping, and she could get all four kids and food ready for a weekend. Her husband would come home with all kinds of gadgets including a computer. She taught herself and everyone who asked how to use the computer. She’d embraced her independence since losing her husband in 1993.

She loved to babysit and bake them chocolate chip cookies. She taught them how to make lefsa and eat lutefisk for the holidays. And don’t forget “Uff da.” You have to know “Uff da” to be a true Norwegian. She was very proud of her family.

Darlene will be greatly missed by her children and grandchildren, Grant and Janine Drenkow (Brittany, Nathan and Allison), Brian and Danita Drenkow (Anissa and Kevin Marshall, Shelly and Curt Aust and Jason), Craig and Melodee Drenkow (Cassie and Fred) and Deann Alvarado (Isaac); and two great-grandchildren, Abbygail and Zachary Marshall; sister-in-law Shirley Drenkow of Melvin, Iowa; brother-in-law and wife, Ron and Gladys Drenkow of Sheldon, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Donald M. Drenkow; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Robert Mathieson of Dana Point, Calif; and brother-in-law Marvin Drenkow of Melvin, Iowa.

Darlene shared her faith at the end, leaving a folder with suggestions for final service, important dates and these notes included the following: “I would like a lot of music. I hope you will help people to think of this as a joyous occasion. I have gone to be with my Lord and to join my husband and my parents!” and “Don’t wear jeans to church!”.
Burial*23 April 2015She was buried on 23 April 2015 at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Norfolk, Madison Co, NE.

Family

Donald Wilfred Drenkow b. 5 Mar 1929, d. 15 Aug 1993
Marriage*12 June 1953She married Donald Wilfred Drenkow, son of Fred Drenkow and Lenora Hilda Hartwig, on 12 June 1953 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Inwood, Lyon Co, IA.

Earl Olyle Nelson

M, #18782, b. 25 February 1912, d. 21 November 1999
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited21 Jan 2005
Birth*25 February 1912Earl Olyle Nelson was born on 25 February 1912 at Armstrong, Emmet Co, IA.
Marriage*1 June 1941He married Lois Vivian Grant, daughter of James Earl Grant and Wilhelmina (Minnie) Johanna Gronewold, on 1 June 1941.
Death*21 November 1999Earl Olyle Nelson died on 21 November 1999 at Vancouver, Clark Co, WA, at age 87.

Family

Lois Vivian Grant b. 31 May 1912, d. 22 Dec 2002

Frank Nelson

M, #14388
Last Edited25 Jul 2000
Marriage*Frank Nelson married Alma Allbrict.

Family

Alma Allbrict
Child

Leland (Jake) Nelson

M, #10901, b. 24 July 1938, d. 7 February 1979
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited19 Mar 1999
Birth*24 July 1938Leland (Jake) Nelson was born on 24 July 1938.
Marriage*July 1966He married Marilyn Kay Hartwig, daughter of Maynard Chris Hartwig and Mary Pauline Hillhouse, in July 1966 at Farmington, San Juan Co, NM.
Death*7 February 1979Leland (Jake) Nelson died on 7 February 1979 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, UT, at age 40.
Burial*He was buried at Family Cemetery, Farmington, San Juan Co, NM.

Family

Marilyn Kay Hartwig b. 21 Oct 1946, d. 22 Nov 2009

Lloyd A Nelson

M, #14226, b. 16 October 1920, d. 15 December 2001
FatherFrank Nelson
MotherAlma Allbrict
Last Edited23 Mar 2011
Birth*16 October 1920Lloyd A Nelson was born on 16 October 1920 at Henry, Codington Co, SD.
He was the son of Frank Nelson and Alma Allbrict.
Death*15 December 2001Lloyd A Nelson died on 15 December 2001 at Watertown, Codington Co, SD, at age 81.

Georgia Ella Niehaus

F, #18840, b. 22 February 1910, d. 31 January 1992
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited20 Jan 2005
Birth*22 February 1910Georgia Ella Niehaus was born on 22 February 1910 at Ireton, Sioux Co, IA.
Marriage*25 November 1932She married Harlan Orville Gronewold, son of Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold and Stella Pearl Ogee, on 25 November 1932.
Death*31 January 1992Georgia Ella Niehaus died on 31 January 1992 at age 81.

Family

Harlan Orville Gronewold b. 20 Oct 1909, d. 8 Aug 1994

Anton Christian Nitz

M, #13501
Last Edited18 Feb 2000
Marriage*Anton Christian Nitz married Gerdje Catharina Janosen.

Family

Gerdje Catharina Janosen
Child

Marcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz

M, #407, b. 21 August 1850, d. 19 January 1895
FatherAnton Christian Nitz
MotherGerdje Catharina Janosen
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited20 Sep 2001
Birth*21 August 1850Marcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz was born on 21 August 1850 at Aurich-Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
He was the son of Anton Christian Nitz and Gerdje Catharina Janosen.
Baptism3 September 1850Marcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz was baptized on 3 September 1850 at Aurich-Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Marriage*12 February 1887He married Elise Catherina Gronewold, daughter of Folkert Janssen Gronewold and Jacobine (Ulrike) Sophia Maecken, on 12 February 1887 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany; witnessed by: Franz Franzen, a worker and Nicolaus Hippen, age 22, known to the recorder.
Death*19 January 1895Marcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz died on 19 January 1895 at Aurich-Wallinghausen, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany, at age 44.

Family

Elise Catherina Gronewold b. 15 Jun 1865, d. 15 Nov 1929
Children

Bernice Ann Notterr

F, #1969, b. 26 January 1909, d. 16 April 1983
FatherFrank Notterr
MotherElizabeth Hartig
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited2 Feb 2009
Birth*26 January 1909Bernice Ann Notterr was born on 26 January 1909 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
She was the daughter of Frank Notterr and Elizabeth Hartig.
Baptism2 May 1909Bernice Ann Notterr was baptized on 2 May 1909 at Zion Lutheran Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
Confirmation*25 March 1923She was confirmed on 25 March 1923 at Zion Lutheran Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
Marriage*23 December 1933She married Charles William Hartwig, son of Heinrich (Henry) John Hartwig and Lena E Lucht, on 23 December 1933 at Zion Lutheran Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
Death*16 April 1983Bernice Ann Notterr died on 16 April 1983 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, at age 74.
Burial*19 April 1983She was buried on 19 April 1983 at Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.

Family

Charles William Hartwig b. 16 Jan 1908, d. 3 May 1997
Marriage*23 December 1933She married Charles William Hartwig, son of Heinrich (Henry) John Hartwig and Lena E Lucht, on 23 December 1933 at Zion Lutheran Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.

Frank Notterr

M, #11925
Last Edited19 Jan 2009
Marriage*Frank Notterr married Elizabeth Hartig.

Family

Elizabeth Hartig
Child

Stella Pearl Ogee

F, #18838, b. 2 November 1885, d. 22 June 1950
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited20 Feb 2005
Birth*2 November 1885Stella Pearl Ogee was born on 2 November 1885 at Le Sueur, Le Sueur Co, MN.
Marriage*4 March 1908She married Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold, son of Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens, on 4 March 1908 at St James, Watonwan Co, MN.
Census*15 April 1930Stella Pearl Ogee and Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 at Fieldon Twp, Watonwan Co, MN.
Death*22 June 1950Stella Pearl Ogee died on 22 June 1950 at Rochester, Olmsted Co, MN, at age 64.

Family

Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold b. 10 Jun 1885, d. Sep 1971
Children

Johann Evers Oltmanns

M, #15450
Last Edited20 Sep 2001

Family

Child

Trientje Janssen Oltmanns

F, #15449, b. circa 1822
FatherJohann Evers Oltmanns
Last Edited20 Sep 2001
Birth*circa 1822Trientje Janssen Oltmanns was born circa 1822; she was the eldest daughter of the Colonist (farmer) Johann Evers Oltmanns in Akelsbarg, Ostfriesland.
She was the daughter of Johann Evers Oltmanns.
Marriage*5 May 1849Trientje Janssen Oltmanns married Eduard Julius Folkers Gronewold, son of Jann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold and Goeste Hedden, on 5 May 1849 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Family

Eduard Julius Folkers Gronewold b. 11 Jul 1822

Anna Opfer

F, #1795
Last Edited21 Oct 1997
Marriage*Anna Opfer married H. W. Rueter.

Family

H. W. Rueter
Child