Jann Siebelts Daeneke

M, #28107, b. 21 January 1834
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited14 Jan 2009
Birth*21 January 1834Jann Siebelts Daeneke was born on 21 January 1834 at Grossheide, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Marriage*11 December 1858He married Trintje Alberts Hartwig, daughter of Albert Christians Hartwig and Etje (Ettje) Meints (Maints), on 11 December 1858 at Western Parish, Arle, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Family

Trintje Alberts Hartwig b. 23 May 1814, d. 16 Mar 1872

Raymond George Darwin

M, #15044, b. 13 October 1917, d. 6 September 2003
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited11 Jan 2012
Marriage*Raymond George Darwin married Marjorie Meta Recka Beck, daughter of Herman Frederick Beck and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Geraldine Huisman.
Birth*13 October 1917Raymond George Darwin was born on 13 October 1917 at Grand View, Bayfield Co, WI.
SSN*before 1951His Social Security Number was issued before 1951 at MI.
Death*6 September 2003He died on 6 September 2003 at Zephyrhills, Pasco Co, FL, at age 85.

Family

Marjorie Meta Recka Beck b. 7 Apr 1919, d. 11 Apr 1983

Ada Davis

F, #13333
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited24 Jan 2002
Marriage*Ada Davis married Clarence Robert Turner, son of Jesse Walter Turner and Louise Reka Neitz.
Married NameHer married name was Turner.
Residence*November 1999Ada Davis lived at Box 316, Ashcroft, Thompson Co, British Columbia, Canada, in November 1999.

Family

Clarence Robert Turner b. 11 Dec 1929, d. 21 Mar 1993

Daniel Day

M, #17513, b. 4 August 1943, d. 10 December 2004
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited21 Oct 2018
Birth*4 August 1943Daniel Day was born on 4 August 1943.
Marriage*He married Betty Ann Redford, daughter of Virgil Clyde Redford and Edna Farney.
Death*10 December 2004Daniel Day died on 10 December 2004 at age 61.

Family

Betty Ann Redford b. 2 Jul 1943, d. 23 Aug 2010

Le Roy de Garmo

M, #21819, b. 31 May 1951, d. 10 July 1952
MotherSally Lou Shafer b. 24 Apr 1930, d. 22 Aug 2010
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited19 Jan 2006
Birth*31 May 1951Le Roy de Garmo was born on 31 May 1951.
He was the son of Sally Lou Shafer.
Death*10 July 1952Le Roy de Garmo died on 10 July 1952 at age 1.

Wilhelmina Delss

F, #11892, b. November 1853
Last Edited17 Nov 2008
Birth*November 1853Wilhelmina Delss was born in November 1853 at OH.
(Witness) Baptism18 May 1873She witnessed the baptism of Cornelius Evers Look on 18 May 1873 at St Johns Lutheran Church, Bartonville, Peoria Co, IL; godparents: Cornelius Lottman & Mina Delss.
Marriage*1 September 1873Wilhelmina Delss married Cornelius Lottman, son of Frerich (Friedrick) Peters Lottman and Catherine Engelina Everwein, on 1 September 1873 at St Johns Lutheran Church, Bartonville, Peoria Co, IL.
Married Name1 September 1873 As of 1 September 1873,her married name was Lottman.
Note*Wilhelmina Delss and Cornelius Lottman supposedly had a total of 13 children, the first 10 reaching adulthood, the next 4 dying in infancy, and the last one reaching adulthood.
Census*26 June 1880Wilhelmina Delss and Cornelius Lottman appeared on the census of 26 June 1880 at Limestone Twsp, Peoria Co, IL.
Census7 June 1900Wilhelmina Delss and Cornelius Lottman appeared on the census of 7 June 1900 at 407 Starr Street, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
Census18 April 1910Wilhelmina Delss and Cornelius Lottman appeared on the census of 18 April 1910 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.
(Witness) Census6 January 1920Wilhelmina Delss appeared on the census of 6 January 1920 in the household of Alfred William Schwing and Anna Elisabetha Lottman at 808 North Street, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL.

Family

Cornelius Lottman b. 25 Jan 1852
Marriage*1 September 1873Wilhelmina Delss married Cornelius Lottman, son of Frerich (Friedrick) Peters Lottman and Catherine Engelina Everwein, on 1 September 1873 at St Johns Lutheran Church, Bartonville, Peoria Co, IL.
Children

George John DeRoule

M, #18001, b. 7 March 1928, d. March 1986
Last Edited17 Aug 2002
Birth*7 March 1928George John DeRoule was born on 7 March 1928 at Cook Co, IL.
SSN*before 1951His Social Security Number was 337-20-2039; issued before 1951 at IL.
Death*March 1986He died in March 1986 at Oak Forest, Cook Co, IL.

Sarah Jane Descans

F, #25017, b. 21 February 1919, d. 19 February 1975
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited3 Aug 2012
Birth*21 February 1919Sarah Jane Descans was born on 21 February 1919.
Married Name1940 As of 1940,her married name was Lottman.
Marriage*1940She married Wilmer Henry Lottman, son of Fred P Lottman and Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz, in 1940.
Death*19 February 1975Sarah Jane Descans died on 19 February 1975 at Cass Co, IN, at age 55.
Burial*22 February 1975She was buried on 22 February 1975 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Cass Co, IN.

Family

Wilmer Henry Lottman b. 25 Nov 1913, d. 30 Dec 1988

Gesina Johanna DeVries

F, #24777, b. 18 March 1880, d. 2 July 1955
Last Edited27 Dec 2011
Birth*18 March 1880Gesina Johanna DeVries was born on 18 March 1880 at NE.
Married Name1899 As of 1899,her married name was Lottman.
Marriage*1899She married John Benjamin Lottman, son of Jacob Jensen Lottman and Folena Violine Franzen, in 1899.
Census5 June 1900Gesina Johanna DeVries and John Benjamin Lottman appeared on the census of 5 June 1900 at Pleasant Precinct, Jefferson Co, NE.
Census*11 May 1910Gesina Johanna DeVries and John Benjamin Lottman appeared on the census of 11 May 1910 at Pleasant Precinct, Jefferson Co, NE.
Census21 January 1920Gesina Johanna DeVries and John Benjamin Lottman appeared on the census of 21 January 1920 at Lincoln Twsp, Gage Co, NE.
Census23 April 1930Gesina Johanna DeVries and John Benjamin Lottman appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Newton Precinct, Jefferson Co, NE.
Death*2 July 1955Gesina Johanna DeVries died on 2 July 1955 at Diller, Jefferson Co, NE, at age 75.

Family

John Benjamin Lottman b. 9 Nov 1875, d. 24 Nov 1952
Marriage*1899She married John Benjamin Lottman, son of Jacob Jensen Lottman and Folena Violine Franzen, in 1899.
Children

Dietrick Dey

M, #39197, b. 20 December 1855, d. 21 November 1927
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited24 Oct 2018
Birth*20 December 1855Dietrick Dey was born on 20 December 1855 at Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany.
Marriage*19 September 1878He married Trintje Aden, daughter of Habbe Lubben Aden and Toebke Janssen Frerichs, on 19 September 1878.
Death*21 November 1927Dietrick Dey died on 21 November 1927 at Gresham, York Co, NE, at age 71.

Family

Trintje Aden b. 8 Apr 1858, d. 18 Apr 1934
Child

Jennie Gezenia Dey

F, #39198, b. 26 May 1902, d. 29 January 1978
FatherDietrick Dey b. 20 Dec 1855, d. 21 Nov 1927
MotherTrintje Aden b. 8 Apr 1858, d. 18 Apr 1934
Relationship7th cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited24 Oct 2018
Birth*26 May 1902Jennie Gezenia Dey was born on 26 May 1902 at Gresham, York Co, NE.
She was the daughter of Dietrick Dey and Trintje Aden.
Married Name2 February 1922 As of 2 February 1922,her married name was Heineke.
Marriage*2 February 1922Jennie Gezenia Dey married George Wilhelm Heineke on 2 February 1922 at Gresham, York Co, NE.
Death*29 January 1978Jennie Gezenia Dey died on 29 January 1978 at Lincoln, Lancaster Co, NE, at age 75.

Family

George Wilhelm Heineke b. 1 Nov 1900, d. 11 Aug 1979

Jack Dick

M, #13194
Last Edited15 Aug 1999
Marriage*Jack Dick married Lizzie Legher.

Family

Lizzie Legher
Child

Mamie Dick

F, #13193, b. 1879
FatherJack Dick
MotherLizzie Legher
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Last Edited12 Jan 2005
Birth*1879Mamie Dick was born in 1879 at IL.
She was the daughter of Jack Dick and Lizzie Legher.
Marriage*24 December 1903Mamie Dick married Henry Shafer, son of Conrad Schafer and Margaret (Maggie) Hartwig, on 24 December 1903 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL.
Married Name24 December 1903 As of 24 December 1903,her married name was Shafer.
Census*11 April 1930Mamie Dick and Henry Shafer appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Windsor, Dane Co, WI.

Family

Henry Shafer b. 28 Feb 1882, d. 19 Aug 1953
Children

Sibbo Janssen Dieken

M, #28132, b. 1861, d. 1943
Last Edited15 Jan 2009
Birth*1861Sibbo Janssen Dieken was born in 1861.
Marriage*2 March 1891He married Antje Sophia Look, daughter of George Anton Evert Look and Frauka Johanna (Hannah) Lottman, on 2 March 1891 at St Johns Lutheran Church, Bartonville, Peoria Co, IL.
Burial*1943Sibbo Janssen Dieken was buried in 1943 at St Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Bartonville, Peoria Co, IL.
Death*1943He died in 1943.

Family

Antje Sophia Look b. 2 Nov 1868, d. 1948

Taatje Dirks (Lottman)

F, #28119, b. April 1765, d. 14 July 1840
Relationship3rd great-grandmother of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsPedigree Chart of Margaret Hartwig
Last Edited27 Dec 2011
Birth*April 1765Taatje Dirks (Lottman) was born in April 1765 at Hage-Hilgenbur, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Baptism16 April 1765She was baptized on 16 April 1765 at Eastern Parish, Hage, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Marriage*6 May 1798She married Frerich Peters on 6 May 1798 at Eastern Parish, Hage, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Married Name6 May 1798 As of 6 May 1798,her married name was Peters.
Death*14 July 1840Taatje Dirks (Lottman) died on 14 July 1840 at Hage, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany, at age 75.
Burial*15 July 1840She was buried on 15 July 1840 at Western Parish, Hage, Aurich, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Family

Frerich Peters b. c 29 Dec 1776, d. 12 Jul 1808
Children

Anna Margaret Dirks

F, #39210, b. 24 October 1861, d. 21 October 1932
Last Edited24 Oct 2018
Birth*24 October 1861Anna Margaret Dirks was born on 24 October 1861 at Coatsburg, Adams Co, IL.
Married Name27 January 1882 As of 27 January 1882,her married name was Goldenstein.
Marriage*27 January 1882She married Focke Janssen Goldenstein, son of Johann Luken Goldenstein and Tjode Anna Tammen, on 27 January 1882 at Coatsburg, Adams Co, IL.
Death*21 October 1932Anna Margaret Dirks died on 21 October 1932 at Golden, Adams Co, IL, at age 70.

Family

Focke Janssen Goldenstein b. 12 Jan 1857, d. 29 Mar 1913
Child

Henry Tom Dorn

M, #42405, b. 20 January 1924, d. 3 October 1979
Last Edited22 Jun 2019
Birth*20 January 1924Henry Tom Dorn was born on 20 January 1924 at Franklin Co, NE.
Marriage*17 June 1945He married Dora Helena Margreta Bienhoff, daughter of Johann Ulfert Bienhoff and Anna Magretha Elise Stuhmer, on 17 June 1945 at Macon, Franklin Co, NE.
Death*3 October 1979Henry Tom Dorn died on 3 October 1979 at Franklin, Franklin Co, NE, at age 55.

Family

Dora Helena Margreta Bienhoff b. 11 Jan 1924, d. 3 Dec 2007

John Murry Downing Jr

M, #42430, b. 22 October 1900, d. 15 January 1974
Last Edited24 Jun 2019
Birth*22 October 1900John Murry Downing Jr was born on 22 October 1900 at Eden Twsp, Sac Co, IA.
Marriage*7 October 1934He married Irene Marie Wolter, daughter of Bernhardt (Barney) Wolter and Anna Evangeline Lottman, on 7 October 1934 at Gilmore, Pocahontas Co, IA.
Death*15 January 1974John Murry Downing Jr died on 15 January 1974 at Fonda, Pocahontas Co, IA, at age 73.

Family

Irene Marie Wolter b. 29 Jan 1915, d. 30 Dec 1996

Donald Wilfred Drenkow

M, #346, b. 5 March 1929, d. 15 August 1993
FatherFred Drenkow b. 27 May 1901, d. 10 Jan 1974
MotherLenora Hilda Hartwig b. 27 Sep 1906, d. 15 Dec 1961
Relationship1st cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
MilitaryKorean War
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Descendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited5 Apr 2019
Birth*5 March 1929Donald Wilfred Drenkow was born on 5 March 1929 at Melvin, Osceola Co, IA.
Baptism1929He was baptized in 1929 at St Peters (now American) Lutheran Church, Melvin, Osceola Co, IA.
He was the son of Fred Drenkow and Lenora Hilda Hartwig.
Census*8 April 1930Donald Wilfred Drenkow appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 at Goewey Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, Goewey Twsp, Osceola Co, IA; ED-72-8, 08 Apr 1930, p41 3A.
SSN*before 1951His Social Security Number was 485-32-1820; issued before 1951 at IA.
Military*between 9 February 1951 and 30 January 1953He was in the US Army during Korean War between 9 February 1951 and 30 January 1953.
Marriage*12 June 1953He married Darlene Eleanor Nelson, daughter of Bernard Clarence Nelson and Tilda Alice Bergeson, on 12 June 1953 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Inwood, Lyon Co, IA.
Residence*from 1953 to 1957Donald Wilfred Drenkow and Darlene Eleanor Nelson lived at Melvin, Osceola Co, IA from 1953 to 1957.
Residencefrom 1957 to 1960Donald Wilfred Drenkow and Darlene Eleanor Nelson lived at Brookings, Brookings Co, SD from 1957 to 1960.
Occupation*Donald Wilfred Drenkow was a Farmer and a Salesman.
Residencefrom 1960 to 1963He and Darlene Eleanor Nelson lived at Humphrey, Platte Co, NE from 1960 to 1963.
Residencefrom 1963 to 1966Donald Wilfred Drenkow and Darlene Eleanor Nelson lived at Columbus, Platte Co, NE from 1963 to 1966.
Residencefrom 1966 to 1993Donald Wilfred Drenkow and Darlene Eleanor Nelson lived at Norfolk, Madison Co, NE from 1966 to 1993.
Death*15 August 1993Donald Wilfred Drenkow died on 15 August 1993 at Norfolk, Madison Co, NE, at age 64 of complications from a stroke.
Burial*19 August 1993He was buried on 19 August 1993 at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Norfolk, Madison Co, NE.
Obituary*20 August 1993Funeral services were held August 19, 1993 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk, NE for Donald W. Drenkow, 64, who died August 15, at Norfolk Nursing Center. Donald was born March 5, 1929, at Melvin, IA.,son of Fred and Lenora (Hartwig) Drenkow. He attended school in Melvin and graduated from High School in 1947. He farmed before entering the Army in February 9, 1951. He served till January 30, 1953. On June 12, 1953, he married Darlene Nelson at Inwood, Iowa. They farmed at Melvin, Iowa, Brookings, SD., before moving to Humphrey, NE. They then moved to Columbus before moving to Norfolk in 1966. Don was a salesman for Farmers Hybrid and Moew's Seed Company. Later he was a sales representative for Century Companies of America. He had been in failing health since suffering a stroke in August, 1986. He was a member of the American Legion Post 16. He is survived by his wife, Darlene; three sons and their wives: Brian and Danita Drenkow and Craig and Melodee Drenkow, all of Norfolk, and Grant and Janine Drenkow of Aalsmeer, the Netherlands; one daughter and her husband, Deann and Mario Alvarado of Glendale, CA; eight grandchildren; and two brothers: Ronald of Sheldon, and Marvin of Melvin, IA. Military rites were conducted by American Legion Post 16 and VFW Post 1664.

Family

Darlene Eleanor Nelson b. 3 Mar 1929, d. 18 Apr 2015
Marriage*12 June 1953He married Darlene Eleanor Nelson, daughter of Bernard Clarence Nelson and Tilda Alice Bergeson, on 12 June 1953 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Inwood, Lyon Co, IA.

Fred Drenkow

M, #345, b. 27 May 1901, d. 10 January 1974
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Descendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited11 May 2010
Birth*27 May 1901Fred Drenkow was born on 27 May 1901.
Marriage*14 September 1926He married Lenora Hilda Hartwig, daughter of Fredrick Peters (Fred) Hartwig and Elise Catherina Gronewold, on 14 September 1926 at St Peters (now American) Lutheran Church, Melvin, Osceola Co, IA.
Residence*15 November 1929Fred Drenkow and Lenora Hilda Hartwig lived at Melvin, Osceola Co, IA, on 15 November 1929.
Occupation*Fred Drenkow was a Farmer.
Census*8 April 1930He and Lenora Hilda Hartwig appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 at Goewey Twsp, Osceola Co, IA, Goewey Twsp, Osceola Co, IA; ED-72-8, 08 Apr 1930, p41 3A.
SSN*1954His Social Security Number was 485-40-3383; issued 1954 at IA.
Death*10 January 1974Fred Drenkow died on 10 January 1974 at Melvin, Osceola Co, IA, at age 72 of Acute Pulmonary Edema.
Burial*He was buried at Baker Township Cemetery, Melvin, Osceola Co, IA.
Tombstone*A photo of his tombstone was taken at Baker Township Cemetery, Melvin, Osceola Co, IA.

Family

Lenora Hilda Hartwig b. 27 Sep 1906, d. 15 Dec 1961
Marriage*14 September 1926He married Lenora Hilda Hartwig, daughter of Fredrick Peters (Fred) Hartwig and Elise Catherina Gronewold, on 14 September 1926 at St Peters (now American) Lutheran Church, Melvin, Osceola Co, IA.
Children

Marvin Bernard Drenkow

M, #348, b. 21 February 1934, d. 20 April 2014
Marvin Bernard Drenkow
FatherFred Drenkow b. 27 May 1901, d. 10 Jan 1974
MotherLenora Hilda Hartwig b. 27 Sep 1906, d. 15 Dec 1961
Relationship1st cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
MilitaryOther Military
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Descendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited5 Aug 2018
Birth*21 February 1934Marvin Bernard Drenkow was born on 21 February 1934 at Melvin, Osceola Co, IA; on the Drenkow family farm.
He was the son of Fred Drenkow and Lenora Hilda Hartwig.
Military*from 1955 to June 1957Marvin Bernard Drenkow was in the US Army from 1955 to June 1957.
Death*20 April 2014He died on 20 April 2014 at Melvin, Osceola Co, IA, at age 80 on the Drenkow family farm.
Obituary*21 April 2014Marvin Drenkow, age 80 of Melvin, passed away at his home in Melvin on Sunday, April 20, 2014.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church in Melvin. Rev. Judith Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be at the American Lutheran Church from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 22nd, with the family present from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The Sanborn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 80 year-old Marvin Drenkow of Melvin.

Marvin “Red” Bernard Drenkow, the son of Fred and Lenora (Hartwig) Drenkow, was born on the family farm near Melvin, IA, on February 21, 1934. He was baptized and confirmed at the American Lutheran Church in Melvin. His childhood years were spent on the farm, and he attended country school at Goewey Township #5 until the 8th grade, and graduated from Melvin High School in 1952. He later received one year of additional schooling through the G.I. Bill at Sioux Empire College in Hawarden, IA.

In September of 1955, Marvin enlisted to serve in the U.S. Army. Just one week prior to his deployment, he was united in marriage to Shirley Jean Ver Hoef at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. He was honorably discharged in June of 1957. A short time later, the couple settled on the Drenkow family farm, where they were still living at the time of his death. He enjoyed life on the farm, raising livestock, raising grains and milking cows. He later ran a corn sheller.

Besides the busy life of a farmer, Marvin enjoyed participating in sports, including fast-pitch softball, fishing, hunting, bowling and golfing with the Lucky Lutherans. He even shot a hole-in-one. He was a former member of the board of directors for the Sanborn Funeral Home and Farm Mutual Insurance, and belonged to the Melvin American Legion and the Farm Bureau. He was a life-long member of the American Lutheran Church, where he taught Sunday School, sat on the church council, and was involved in many other church activities. During his retirement years he drove vehicles for Drenkow Motors. He enjoyed entertaining friends, and often had gatherings in the shed on the farm. But most of all, Marvin took great pride in his children and grandchildren, and traveled great distances to support their activities.

Marvin passed away at his home near Melvin on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the age of 80. It was his wish to be cremated. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Don.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley and their children: Teresa (Jerry) Pomrenke of Milford, IA, Pamela (Robert) Groote of Sibley, IA, Timothy (Kathy) Drenkow of Melvin, and Laura (Rick) Gross of Manilla, IA; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson; a brother, Ron (Gladys) Drenkow of Sheldon, IA; a sister-in-law, Darlene Drenkow of Norfolk, NE; other relatives and many friends.

Ronald Fred Drenkow

M, #347, b. 3 May 1932, d. 17 April 2016
Ron Drenkow
FatherFred Drenkow b. 27 May 1901, d. 10 Jan 1974
MotherLenora Hilda Hartwig b. 27 Sep 1906, d. 15 Dec 1961
Relationship1st cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
MilitaryOther Military
ChartsDescendants of Albert Hartwig
Descendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited18 Jan 2019
Birth*3 May 1932Ronald Fred Drenkow was born on 3 May 1932 at Melvin, Osceola Co, IA.
He was the son of Fred Drenkow and Lenora Hilda Hartwig.
Military*from 10 February 1953 to 9 February 1955Ronald Fred Drenkow was in the US Army from 10 February 1953 to 9 February 1955 stationed in Panama.
Residence*6 February 1999He lived at 1610 Pleasant Court Dr, Sheldon, O'Brien Co, IA, on 6 February 1999.
Death*17 April 2016He died on 17 April 2016 at Sanford Sheldon Senior Care, Sheldon, O'Brien Co, IA, at age 83.
Obituary*18 April 2016RONALD F. DRENKOW

Ronald Fred Drenkow, the son of Fred and Lenora (Hartwig) Drenkow, was born May 3, 1932, at Melvin, Iowa.

He was baptized and confirmed at the American Lutheran Church in Melvin, Iowa. He spent his childhood years on a farm near Melvin. He attended country school near Melvin and graduated from Melvin High School in 1950.

He served his country in the U.S. Army for two years. After the service, he attended Wartburg College at Waverly, Iowa.

On June 28, 1960, Ron was united in marriage to Gladys DeBoer at Bethel Reformed Church in rural Ellsworth, Minnesota. After their marriage the couple lived at Melvin for one year before moving to Sheldon. Two sons, Daniel and Steven, were born to this union.

Ron worked at Miller John Deere Implement in Melvin, Huff John Deere Implement in Sheldon and Al Duis Ford in Sheldon before obtaining the Chrysler-Plymouth franchises. He later added the Dodge, Jeep, and Ford franchises.

Throughout his life, Ron served on many various committees with Chrysler and its dealers. Also, he served on many local community boards and committees. He served on the Sheldon City Council, Mayor of Sheldon, and on the County Board of Supervisors. Ron was honored to receive Sheldon Man of the year award (Hank Award) 1998.

Ron was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon where he taught Sunday School, worked with the youth groups, and served on the church council and various committees. He was a supporter of Ingham, Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp. In his free time, Ron enjoyed bowling, golf, and boating. His real joy in life came from spending time with his family especially at Lake Okoboji for the last 15 years.

Ron passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Sanford Senior Care in Sheldon, reaching the age of 83 years, 11 months and 14 days.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys; son, Daniel (Lisa) from Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Steven (Sheila) from Sheldon; grandchildren, Jared, Shea, Leanna, Tyler (Elise) and Alex; siblings-in-law, Shirley Drenkow, Jeanette Popkes, Ed & Faye DeBoer and Orville & Joyce DeBoer; and nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Lenora Drenkow; his brothers, Donald and Marvin; father and mother-in-law, Otto and Martha DeBoer; brother-in-law, Lammert Popkes; and sisters-in-law, Shirley DeBoer and Darlene Drenkow.
Burial*23 April 2016He was buried on 23 April 2016 at East Lawn Cemetery, Sheldon, O'Brien Co, IA.

Louis Drexel

M, #14293
Last Edited25 Jul 2000
Marriage*Louis Drexel married Pauline Goettsche.

Family

Pauline Goettsche
Child

Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel

F, #14254, b. 18 July 1889, d. 31 August 1971
FatherLouis Drexel
MotherPauline Goettsche
ChartsDescendants of Rudolf Einfeld
Last Edited20 Oct 2005
Birth*18 July 1889Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel was born on 18 July 1889 at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE.
She was the daughter of Louis Drexel and Pauline Goettsche.
Education*1913Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel received a degree in Nursing from the Swedish Mission Hospital in 1913 in Omaha, DOuglas Co, NE.
Marriage*5 July 1917She married John Folkert Gronewold, son of Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms, on 5 July 1917 at Lincoln, Lancaster Co, NE, living initially in Watertown, SD.
Married Name5 July 1917 As of 5 July 1917,her married name was Gronewold.
Census*11 April 1930Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel and John Folkert Gronewold appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE.
Note1960Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel and John Folkert Gronewold lived in Omaha until 1960 when they moved to Hialeah, FL, living next to their daughter, Lu, for several years.
Death*31 August 1971Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel died on 31 August 1971 at Immanuel home for the Aged, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE, at age 82.
Burial*She was buried at Hillcrest Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE.
NoSSN*20 October 2005No record of her Social Security Number was found on 20 October 2005.

Family

John Folkert Gronewold b. 27 Nov 1887, d. 30 Dec 1976
Marriage*5 July 1917She married John Folkert Gronewold, son of Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms, on 5 July 1917 at Lincoln, Lancaster Co, NE, living initially in Watertown, SD.
Children

Delores Duensing

F, #24878, b. 25 March 1927, d. 17 February 1972
MotherSena (?) b. 1905
Last Edited19 Nov 2012
Married NameHer married name was Lottman.
Marriage*Delores Duensing married Robert John Jacob Lottman, son of John Benjamin Lottman and Gesina Johanna DeVries.
Birth*25 March 1927Delores Duensing was born on 25 March 1927 at KS.
She was the daughter of Sena (?)
(Witness) Census2 April 1940Delores Duensing appeared on the census of 2 April 1940 in the household of Ferdinand A Lottman and Sena (?) at Wymore, Gage Co, NE.
Death*17 February 1972Delores Duensing died on 17 February 1972 at Diller, Jefferson Co, NE, at age 44.

Family

Robert John Jacob Lottman b. 4 Sep 1922, d. 4 Jul 1992