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
Last Edited3 Aug 2012
Birth*Folkert Anton Neitz was born on 27 November 1887 at Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
(Witness) ImmigrationHe immigrated on 24 July 1895 to New York City (Manhattan), New York Co, NY, United StatesB, 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*Census: Folkert Anton Neitz appeared on the census of June 1900 at Saunemin Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Folkert Anton Neitz appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Rooks Creek Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) MarriageHe 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. 
Marriage*Marriage: Folkert Anton Neitz married Rosa Eisele, daughter of Ambrose Eisele and Frances Elser, on 29 January 1913 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, by J H Cannoy, Catholic Priest. Residence at time of marriage was Owego Twsp (his) and Pontiac Twsp (hers.)
Naturalization*Folkert Anton Neitz was naturalized on 9 June 1915 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
WW1 Draft*WWI Draft: Folkert Anton Neitz registered for the draft of WWI on 5 June 1917 in Odell, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, Described as: Medium height, medium build, gray eyes, red hair.
CensusCensus: Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele appeared on the census of 27 January 1920 at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele lived at Odell, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, on 15 November 1929. 
Occupation*Occupation: Folkert Anton Neitz was farmer on 23 April 1930 at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Note*Folkert Anton Neitz worked on the railroad. 
CensusCensus: Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele appeared on the census of 3 April 1940 at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Folkert Anton Neitz died on 23 February 1954 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 66. 

Family

Rosa Eisele b. 1891, d. 16 Oct 1955
Marriage*Marriage: Folkert Anton Neitz married Rosa Eisele, daughter of Ambrose Eisele and Frances Elser, on 29 January 1913 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, 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
Last Edited3 Aug 2012
Birth*Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz was born on 18 May 1890 at Aurich-Wallinghausen, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Name Variation As of 20 May 1890, Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz was also known as Gerdje Ulrike Catharina Nitz. 
BaptismShe was baptized on 22 June 1890 by Rev Rodenbk, sponsors: Garhard Nitz and Marie Franzen (nee Nitz.) 
(Witness) ImmigrationShe immigrated on 24 July 1895 to New York City (Manhattan), New York Co, NY, United StatesB, 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) PhotoGertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz appeared in a photo circa 1908.
Married Name As of 16 December 1908,her married name was Lottman. 
Marriage*Marriage: Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz married Fred P Lottman, son of Hinrich (Henry) Dirks Lottman and Antje Engelina (Anna) Heyen, on 16 December 1908 at Kankakee, Kankakee Co, IL, United StatesB.
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*Census: Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz and Fred P Lottman appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 at Ashkum Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz and Fred P Lottman appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 at Washington Twsp, Whitley Co, IN, United StatesB, Washington Twsp, Whitley Co, IN; ED-184, 2 Jan 1920, p285 6A. 
Residence*Residence: Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz and Fred P Lottman lived at Logansport, Cass Co, IN, United StatesB, on 15 November 1929. 
CensusCensus: Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz and Fred P Lottman appeared on the census of 9 April 1930 at Washington Twsp, Cass Co, IN, United StatesB
Census*Census: Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz appeared on the census of 18 April 1940 at Logansport, Cass Co, IN, United StatesB
Note*She 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, United StatesB.
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 308-07-4374; issued before 1956 at Unknown, United StatesB
Death*Death: Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz died on 2 September 1956 at Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB, at age 66 probably in or near Long Beach, California.

Family

Fred P Lottman b. 2 May 1874, d. 23 Dec 1939
Marriage*Marriage: Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz married Fred P Lottman, son of Hinrich (Henry) Dirks Lottman and Antje Engelina (Anna) Heyen, on 16 December 1908 at Kankakee, Kankakee Co, IL, United StatesB.
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
Last Edited12 Jan 2008
Birth*John Ambrose Neitz was born on 28 November 1924 at Odell, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: John Ambrose Neitz appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL; ED-53-29, 23 Apr 1930, p218 3A. 
(Witness) CensusCensus: John Ambrose Neitz appeared on the census of 3 April 1940 in the household of Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: John Ambrose Neitz married Irene C Hogan on 11 August 1945 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 321-24-0728; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: John Ambrose Neitz died on 5 September 1982 at Hospital, Chicago, Cook Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 57 from a blood clot 3 weeks after undergoing open heart surgery. 
Obituary*Obituary: 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*Burial: John Ambrose Neitz was buried on 8 September 1982 at St Mary's Cemetery, Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

Irene C Hogan b. 25 Feb 1922, d. 23 Feb 2002
Marriage*Marriage: John Ambrose Neitz married Irene C Hogan on 11 August 1945 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB

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
Last Edited15 Feb 2013
Birth*Louise Reka Neitz was born on 21 April 1893 at GermanyB; birthplace was probably Wallinghausen, near Aurich, as her older sister was born there in 1890 and her father died there in 1895. 
BaptismShe was baptized on 22 May 1893 baptized as Alrike; by Rev Kirkof, Sponsors: Mr & Mrs. Franz Franzerh (Marie nee Nitz.) 
(Witness) ImmigrationShe immigrated on 24 July 1895 to New York City (Manhattan), New York Co, NY, United StatesB, 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*Census: Louise Reka Neitz appeared on the census of June 1900 at Saunemin Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoShe 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. 
Married Name As of 20 November 1909,her married name was Turner. 
Marriage*Marriage: Louise Reka Neitz married Jesse Walter Turner, son of James Bertram Turner and Elizabeth F Stallings, on 20 November 1909 at Worthington, Nobles Co, MN, United StatesB.
Note*Louise Reka Neitz and Jesse Walter Turner moved in 1914 at Saskatchewan, CanadaB
Census*Census: Louise Reka Neitz and Jesse Walter Turner appeared on the census of 1916 at Rudy, Saskatchewan, CanadaB
ResidenceResidence: Louise Reka Neitz and Jesse Walter Turner lived at Clair, Saskatchewan, CanadaB, on 15 November 1929. 
Note*Louise Reka Neitz moved in December 1947 at Dunster, British Columbia, CanadaB
NoteShe moved at Prince George, Fraser-Fort George Co, British Columbia, CanadaB
Residence*Residence: Louise Reka Neitz lived at Kamloops, Thompson Co, British Columbia, CanadaB, circa 1969. 
(Witness) PhotoShe appeared in a photo on 29 June 1969 at Ocheyedan, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB.
Death*Death: Louise Reka Neitz died on 23 June 1973 at Kamloops, Thompson Co, British Columbia, CanadaB, at age 80. 
Burial*Burial: Louise Reka Neitz was buried at Kamloops Cemetery, Kamloops, Thompson Co, British Columbia, CanadaB

Family

Jesse Walter Turner b. 31 Jul 1883, d. 12 Jan 1937
Marriage*Marriage: Louise Reka Neitz married Jesse Walter Turner, son of James Bertram Turner and Elizabeth F Stallings, on 20 November 1909 at Worthington, Nobles Co, MN, United StatesB.
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
Last Edited5 Jun 2007
Married NameHer married name was Favet. 
Marriage*Marriage: Mary Frances Neitz married Salvatore Favet
Birth*Mary Frances Neitz was born on 10 May 1917 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Mary Frances Neitz appeared on the census of 27 January 1920 in the household of Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Mary Frances Neitz appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL; ED-53-29, 23 Apr 1930, p218 3A. 
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 348-38-8114; issued 1963 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Mary Frances Neitz died on 5 May 1990 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 72. 
Burial*Burial: Mary Frances Neitz was buried on 9 May 1990 at St Mary's Cemetery, Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

Salvatore Favet b. 14 Oct 1915, d. Oct 1971
Marriage*Marriage: Mary Frances Neitz 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
Last Edited12 Jan 2008
Birth*Orville Leroy Neitz was born on 3 August 1915 at Odell, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Orville Leroy Neitz appeared on the census of 27 January 1920 in the household of Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Orville Leroy Neitz appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL; ED-53-29, 23 Apr 1930, p218 3A. 
Marriage*Marriage: Orville Leroy Neitz married Vera Larene Wilson on 29 October 1938 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 345-24-2123; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Orville Leroy Neitz died on 4 May 1980 at Odell, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 64. 
Obituary*Obituary: 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*Marriage: Orville Leroy Neitz married Vera Larene Wilson on 29 October 1938 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB

(?) Nelson

M, #25197
Last Edited18 Nov 2017
Marriage*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*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
Last Edited5 Apr 2019
Birth*Darlene Eleanor Nelson was born on 3 March 1929 at Inwood, Lyon Co, IA, United StatesB
BaptismShe was baptized on 31 March 1929 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Inwood, Lyon Co, IA, United StatesB
Confirmation*Confirmation: Darlene Eleanor Nelson was confirmed on 9 May 1943 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Inwood, Lyon Co, IA, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Darlene Eleanor Nelson married Donald Wilfred Drenkow, son of Fred Drenkow and Lenora Hilda Hartwig, on 12 June 1953 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Inwood, Lyon Co, IA, United StatesB.
Married Name As of 12 June 1953,her married name was Drenkow. 
Residence*Darlene Eleanor Nelson and Donald Wilfred Drenkow lived at Melvin, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB from 1953 to 1957. 
ResidenceDarlene Eleanor Nelson and Donald Wilfred Drenkow lived at Brookings, Brookings Co, SD, United StatesB from 1957 to 1960. 
ResidenceDarlene Eleanor Nelson and Donald Wilfred Drenkow lived at Humphrey, Platte Co, NE, United StatesB from 1960 to 1963. 
ResidenceDarlene Eleanor Nelson and Donald Wilfred Drenkow lived at Columbus, Platte Co, NE, United StatesB from 1963 to 1966. 
ResidenceDarlene Eleanor Nelson and Donald Wilfred Drenkow lived at Norfolk, Madison Co, NE, United StatesB from 1966 to 1993. 
Residence* Since 1993, Darlene Eleanor Nelson lived at 601 S 15th St, Norfolk, Madison Co, NE, United StatesB
Death*Death: Darlene Eleanor Nelson died on 18 April 2015 at Norfolk, Madison Co, NE, United StatesB, at age 86. 
Obituary*Obituary:

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*Burial: Darlene Eleanor Nelson was buried on 23 April 2015 at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Norfolk, Madison Co, NE, United StatesB

Family

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

Earl Olyle Nelson

M, #18782, b. 25 February 1912, d. 21 November 1999
Last Edited21 Jan 2005
Birth*Earl Olyle Nelson was born on 25 February 1912 at Armstrong, Emmet Co, IA, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Earl Olyle Nelson married Lois Vivian Grant, daughter of James Earl Grant and Wilhelmina (Minnie) Johanna Gronewold, on 1 June 1941. 
SSN*His Social Security Number was 469-20-1228; issued before 1951 at MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Earl Olyle Nelson died on 21 November 1999 at Vancouver, Clark Co, WA, United StatesB, at age 87. 

Family

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

Frank Nelson

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

Family

Alma Allbrict
Child

Leland (Jake) Nelson

M, #10901, b. 24 July 1938, d. 7 February 1979
Last Edited19 Mar 1999
Birth*Leland (Jake) Nelson was born on 24 July 1938. 
SSN*His Social Security Number was 525-84-7320; issued 1954 at NM, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Leland (Jake) Nelson married Marilyn Kay Hartwig, daughter of Maynard Chris Hartwig and Mary Pauline Hillhouse, in July 1966 at Farmington, San Juan Co, NM, United StatesB
Death*Death: Leland (Jake) Nelson died on 7 February 1979 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, UT, United StatesB, at age 40. 
Burial*Burial: Leland (Jake) Nelson was buried at Family Cemetery, Farmington, San Juan Co, NM, United StatesB

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*Lloyd A Nelson was born on 16 October 1920 at Henry, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 504-14-5329; issued before 1951 at SD, United StatesB
Death*Death: Lloyd A Nelson died on 15 December 2001 at Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, at age 81. 

Georgia Ella Niehaus

F, #18840, b. 22 February 1910, d. 31 January 1992
Last Edited20 Jan 2005
Birth*Georgia Ella Niehaus was born on 22 February 1910 at Ireton, Sioux Co, IA, United StatesB
Married Name As of 25 November 1932,her married name was Gronewold. 
Marriage*Marriage: Georgia Ella Niehaus married Harlan Orville Gronewold, son of Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold and Stella Pearl Ogee, on 25 November 1932. 
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 475-10-6755; issued before 1951 at MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Georgia 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*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
Last Edited20 Sep 2001
Birth*Marcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz was born on 21 August 1850 at Aurich-Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
BaptismHe was baptized on 3 September 1850 at Aurich-Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Marriage*Marriage: Marcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz 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, GermanyB, witnessed by: Franz Franzen, a worker and Nicolaus Hippen, age 22, known to the recorder. 
Death*Death: Marcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz died on 19 January 1895 at Aurich-Wallinghausen, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB, 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
Last Edited2 Feb 2009
Birth*Bernice Ann Notterr was born on 26 January 1909 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
BaptismShe was baptized on 2 May 1909 at Zion Lutheran Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Confirmation*Confirmation: Bernice Ann Notterr was confirmed on 25 March 1923 at Zion Lutheran Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB.
Marriage*Marriage: Bernice Ann Notterr 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, United StatesB
Married Name As of 23 December 1933,her married name was Hartwig. 
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 348-03-6891; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Bernice Ann Notterr died on 16 April 1983 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 74. 
Burial*Burial: Bernice Ann Notterr was buried on 19 April 1983 at Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

Charles William Hartwig b. 16 Jan 1908, d. 3 May 1997
Marriage*Marriage: Bernice Ann Notterr 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, United StatesB

Frank Notterr

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

Family

Elizabeth Hartig
Child

Stella Pearl Ogee

F, #18838, b. 2 November 1885, d. 22 June 1950
Last Edited20 Feb 2005
Birth*Stella Pearl Ogee was born on 2 November 1885 at Le Sueur, Le Sueur Co, MN, United StatesB
Married Name As of 4 March 1908,her married name was Gronewold. 
Marriage*Marriage: Stella Pearl Ogee 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, United StatesB
Census*Census: Stella Pearl Ogee and Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 at Fieldon Twsp, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Stella Pearl Ogee died on 22 June 1950 at Rochester, Olmsted Co, MN, United StatesB, 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*Trientje Janssen Oltmanns was born circa 1822; she was the eldest daughter of the Colonist (farmer) Johann Evers Oltmanns in Akelsbarg, Ostfriesland. 
Marriage*Marriage: Trientje 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, GermanyB
Married Name As of 5 May 1849,her married name was Gronewold. 

Family

Eduard Julius Folkers Gronewold b. 11 Jul 1822

Anna Opfer

F, #1795
Last Edited21 Oct 1997
Marriage*Marriage: Anna Opfer married H. W. Rueter
Married NameHer married name was Rueter. 

Family

H. W. Rueter
Child

Teddy Earl Osborne

M, #18820, b. 1 August 1928, d. 20 May 1969
Last Edited24 Mar 2020
Birth*Teddy Earl Osborne was born on 1 August 1928 at Vancouver, Clark Co, WA, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Teddy Earl Osborne married Doreen Rena Grant, daughter of James Earl Grant and Wilhelmina (Minnie) Johanna Gronewold, on 19 April 1954 at Vancouver, Clark Co, WA, United StatesB
Death*Death: Teddy Earl Osborne died on 20 May 1969 at Vancouver, Clark Co, WA, United StatesB, at age 40. 

Family

Doreen Rena Grant b. 11 Jul 1924, d. 24 Sep 2011

Anna Mae Parranto

F, #13301, b. 10 August 1933, d. 16 April 1983
Last Edited24 Oct 2005
Birth*Anna Mae Parranto was born on 10 August 1933. 
Marriage*Marriage: Anna Mae Parranto married Edward (Eddie) Oron Turner, son of Jesse Walter Turner and Louise Reka Neitz, on 12 April 1951. 
Married Name As of 12 April 1951,her married name was Turner. 
Death*Death: Anna Mae Parranto died on 16 April 1983 at CanadaB at age 49. 

Family

Edward (Eddie) Oron Turner b. 3 Mar 1926, d. 6 Oct 2002

Emory Brooks Pease

M, #38552, b. 11 April 1889, d. 8 April 1961
Relationship9th cousin 3 times removed of Ted Earl Cash
Last Edited2 Oct 2018
Birth*Emory Brooks Pease was born on 11 April 1889 at Cedar Grove, Iowa Co, IA, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Emory Brooks Pease married Miriam Zane Batten on 9 June 1914 at Landsdown, Delaware Co, PA, United StatesB
Death*Death: Emory Brooks Pease died on 8 April 1961 at Glasgow, Valley Co, MT, United StatesB, at age 71. 

Family

Miriam Zane Batten b. 9 Apr 1889, d. 25 Jan 1969
Child