Eugene Raymond Gronewold

M, #14253, b. 7 May 1934, d. 11 August 1998
FatherHenry Gronewold b. 10 Apr 1898, d. May 1984
MotherThelma Trimm
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited16 Aug 2000
SSN*His Social Security Number was 394-30-6052; at WI, United StatesB
Birth*Eugene Raymond Gronewold was born on 7 May 1934. 
Death*Death: Eugene Raymond Gronewold died on 11 August 1998 at New Berlin, Waukesha Co, WI, United StatesB, at age 64. 

Folkert Janssen Gronewold

M, #13139, b. 19 October 1814, d. after 8 April 1889
FatherJann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold b. 22 Nov 1782, d. 8 Apr 1849
MotherGoeste Hedden b. Aug 1787, d. 14 Jan 1848
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Verna Jean Bremer
Verified byDNA testing
ChartsPedigree Chart of Margaret Hartwig
Last Edited27 Jun 2020
Birth*Folkert Janssen Gronewold was born on 19 October 1814 at Aurich-Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
BaptismBaptisim: Folkert Janssen Gronewold was baptized on 24 October 1814 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB.
Occupation*Occupation: Folkert Janssen Gronewold was a Warsmann (farmer) in 1844 in Sandhorst, and a Colonist (farmer) in 1852 in Neu Sandhorst. 
Marriage*Marriage: Folkert Janssen Gronewold married Jacobine (Ulrike) Sophia Maecken, daughter of Herr Traugott Maecken and Sara Sophia Elisabeth Einfeld, on 19 December 1844 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB.
Death*Death: Folkert Janssen Gronewold died after 8 April 1889. 

Family

Jacobine (Ulrike) Sophia Maecken b. 28 Jun 1822, d. 8 Apr 1889
Children

Folmine Johanne Gronewold

M, #18456, b. 12 October 1882, d. before 15 March 1884
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
Last Edited13 Nov 2005
Birth*Folmine Johanne Gronewold was born on 12 October 1882 at GermanyB
Memo*Folmine Johanne, born in Germany in 1882, was the fifth child born to John and Asa. No one had ever heard of Folmine until 1990 when his birth certificate was found in a book belonging to George Gronewold. No one can ever remember their folks talking about this family member. The birth certificate was written in German and upon translation it states "a child of feminine sex was born", however, any other reference to the children of John and Asa Gronewold is that of six sons and three daughters, making Folmine a boy and also the middle name "Johanne" is of male gender. So a mystery does remain whether this child was a son or a daughter.

At the time of Folmine's birth, John and Asa lived at Funnixer Neuen, Mitteldeich, Germany. Cora (George) Gronewold had written in her notes that a child, "little John" died when he was two and a half years old. There was no verification that this was Folmine and there is no mention of his emmigrating from Germany with the family in 1883, so it was surmised he died in infancy. However, in 1991, another clue was found. A vaccination certificate was located stating Folmine had been vaccinated in June 1883. That had to be just a few months before the family left for America. Did Folmine die from the vaccination, did he die aboard ship, or did he die in America at two and a half years as Cora Gronewold indicated. And why did none of his brothers or sisters ever mention him? So, the mystery continues. 
Death*Death: Folmine Johanne Gronewold died before 15 March 1884 based on him not being listed on the immigration list. 

Fred J Gronewold

M, #14201, b. 10 July 1907, d. 19 January 1981
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 Edited7 Aug 2009
Birth*Fred J Gronewold was born on 10 July 1907 at Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB; Codington Co, SD was given as place of birth in obituary, however, no record of birth was found in that county. Obituary of his mother said that the family moved to Codington Co, SD in 1911. Confirmation records of Fred say he was born in Ford Co, IL. However, his actual birth was recorded in Iroquois Co, IL courthouse. 
Census*Census: Fred J Gronewold appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Fred J Gronewold appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 at Sheridan Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Fred J Gronewold married Irene Voelsch in 1928.
Census*Census: Fred J Gronewold and Irene Voelsch appeared on the census of 19 April 1930 at Pelican Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, in the household of Wilbur Voelsch, brother of Irene. 
Note*Fred J Gronewold moved in 1946 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, SD, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 503-24-2272; issued before 1951 at SD, United StatesB
ResidenceResidence: Fred J Gronewold lived at Muncie, Delaware Co, IN, United StatesB, in February 1956. 
Residence*Residence: Fred J Gronewold lived at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, SD, United StatesB, in January 1969. 
Death*Death: Fred J Gronewold died on 19 January 1981 at McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, SD, United StatesB, at age 73. 
Burial*Burial: Fred J Gronewold was buried on 22 January 1981 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Obituary*Obituary:
Obituary of Fredrick Gronewald
     Friday, January 23, 1981 Paper - Argus Leader of Sioux Falls, SD
     Fredrick Gronewald
     Watertown, SD - Fredrick J Gronewald, 74, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Watertown, died Monday (19th) at McKennan Hospital.
     He was born in Codington County and farmed in the Castle wood and Watertown areas until moving to Sioux Falls in 1946.
     He is survived by three daughters, Mrs Duane (Betty) Jacobsen, Santa Clara, Calif; Mrs. Neil (Mavis) Miller, Jamestown, ND, and Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Skaare, Watertown, a son, Arthur, Renton, Wash; a brother, Henry, Milwaukee, Wis; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
     Services were held Thursday (22nd) in Watertown. 

Family

Irene Voelsch b. Jan 1910, d. b Jan 1981
Marriage*Marriage: Fred J Gronewold married Irene Voelsch in 1928.
Children

George Gronewold

M, #18445, b. 30 December 1891, d. 1 February 1988
George Gronewold
Photo courtesy of Michael A. Hobart (website)
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
MilitaryWorld War I
Last Edited3 Aug 2018
Birth*George Gronewold was born on 30 December 1891 at Strawn, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Note*He and Edward (Ed) John Gronewold were born in Strawn, IL and moved to Rockwell City, IA with their folks and later, when their parents moved to Lewisville, they went to school in town. As they got older and it was time to find an outside job, they headed west to Washington to their older brother's, John Crown. John got them jobs working for the railroad building a new line in the mountains of Idaho near St Regis and St Marie's. They lived in a tent camp in the mountains, next to a river and the railroad. A travelling man brought a bear that would box to the camp. He would pay a cash prize to anyone that could last so many rounds with the bear. Ed and George thought they could beat the bear, but they were wrong and the bear got the best of them. They had pitched their tents right along the edge of the river. The tents had wooden floors and one night they woke up because the floor and their cots were rocking. The water was almost up to the top of their cots. There had been a storm further up in the mountains and the water was coming down the canyon fast. They just got out of the tents and the tents were washed away. They barely made it to high ground. Upon their return to Minnesota, Ed and George began farming. 
Census*Census: George Gronewold appeared on the census of 26 April 1910 at Fieldon Twsp, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Military*Military: George Gronewold was in the US Army during World War I. 
Marriage*Marriage: George Gronewold married Cora Amelia Halvorson on 17 July 1920 at Hanska, Brown Co, MN, United StatesB
Census*Census: George Gronewold and Cora Amelia Halvorson appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Fieldon Twsp, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 476-32-9837; issued before 1951 at MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: George Gronewold died on 1 February 1988 at Madelia, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB, at age 96. 
Obituary*Obituary: [from New Ulm Journal, 3 Feb 1988]

"George Gronewold

MADELIA - George Gronewod, 96, of Madelia, died Monday Feb. 1, 1988 at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Madelia with burial in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Visitation will be today from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Pilgrim Funeral Home in Madelia and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.
He is survived by sons, Clem of Lake Crystal, Phil and Jerry both of Lewisville; daughter, Kay (Mrs. Richard) Gillespie of Lewisville; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Cora; five brothers, three sisters, two grand-daughters and one great-granddaughter.
He was born Dec. 30, 1891 at Strawn, Ill. to John and Asa (Behrends) Gronewold. He attended school in Lewisville. He worked on the railroad in Idaho before entering the army in World War I. He married Cora Halvorson on July 17, 1920 in Hanska. They farmed in rural Lewisville until 1971 when they retired and moved into Madelia. Cora passed away in 1972. George had been a resident of Luther Memorial Home since 1983. He was a life member of the American Legion." 
Burial*Burial: George Gronewold was buried on 4 February 1988 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN, United StatesB

Family

Cora Amelia Halvorson b. 22 Jan 1895, d. 1 Jan 1972
Marriage*Marriage: George Gronewold married Cora Amelia Halvorson on 17 July 1920 at Hanska, Brown Co, MN, United StatesB

George Ben Gronewold

M, #14270, b. 25 December 1897, d. 25 March 1980
FatherGerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold b. 13 May 1858, d. 16 Dec 1917
MotherMarie C Heinrich b. 5 Jan 1861, d. 9 Jul 1962
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited4 Jun 2007
Birth*George Ben Gronewold was born on 25 December 1897 at Forrest, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: George Ben Gronewold appeared on the census of 1900 at Artesia Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: George Ben Gronewold appeared on the census of 23 April 1910 at Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB
Census*Census: George Ben Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich appeared on the census of 18 February 1920 at Precinct #1, Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: George Ben Gronewold married Lillie Mae Bailey in 1925. 
Census*Census: George Ben Gronewold and Lillie Mae Bailey appeared on the census of 14 April 1930 at Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 460-60-4061; issued 1955 at TX, United StatesB
Death*Death: George Ben Gronewold died on 25 March 1980 at Kaufman, Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB, at age 82. 

Family

Lillie Mae Bailey b. 4 Apr 1902, d. 30 Apr 2005
Marriage*Marriage: George Ben Gronewold married Lillie Mae Bailey in 1925. 

George Henry Gronewold

M, #14197, b. 11 May 1891, d. 31 December 1960
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 Edited24 Nov 2008
Birth*George Henry Gronewold was born on 11 May 1891 at Goodland, Sherman Co, KS, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoHe appeared in a photo circa 1900 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB.
Census*Census: George Henry Gronewold appeared on the census of 1900 at Sulivan Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: George Henry Gronewold appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) BaptismHe witnessed the baptism of Clarence Friedrich Bernard Meyer on 26 December 1912 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
WW1 Draft*WWI Draft: George Henry Gronewold registered for the draft of WWI on 5 June 1917 in Fergus Co, MT, United StatesB, Described as Tall, Medium build, light blue eyes, red hair, single.
(Witness) CensusCensus: George Henry Gronewold appeared on the census of 16 January 1920 in the household of Herman Peter Gronewold and Lena Johanna Adams at Sheridan Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: George Henry Gronewold married Helen Christina Tritz on 6 June 1928 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB.
Census*Census: George Henry Gronewold and Helen Christina Tritz appeared on the census of 3 April 1930 at Liberty Election Precinct, Marion Co, OR, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: George Henry Gronewold lived at Portland, Multnomah Co, OR, United StatesB, in February 1956. 
Death*Death: George Henry Gronewold died on 31 December 1960 at Multnomah Co, OR, United StatesB, at age 69. 

Family

Helen Christina Tritz b. 16 Jun 1899, d. 3 Sep 1957
Marriage*Marriage: George Henry Gronewold married Helen Christina Tritz on 6 June 1928 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB.
Children

Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold

M, #14266, b. 13 May 1858, d. 16 December 1917
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 Edited24 Jun 2017
Birth*Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold was born on 13 May 1858 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
BaptismBaptisim: Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold was baptized on 9 June 1858 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. 132
     Place of birth: Newsandhorst
     Sex of the child: Boy
     Full names of the child: Gronewold, Gerhard Heinrich
     Day and hour of the birth: 13 May 1858 at 8 am
     Name, conditions and residence of parents: Colonist Folkert Janshen Gronewold and his wife Jacobina Ulrike Maecken of Neusandhorst
     Day of the baptism: 9 June 1858
     Name, conditions and residence of the baptizing witnesses: the Bedienter/servant Martin Heinrich Maecken of Hannover
     Name of the Pastor and date recorded: Jung, 10 June 1858.
Marriage*Marriage: Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold married Marie C Heinrich in 1883. 
Emigration*Emigration: Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich emigrated in 1893 from GermanyB
Census*Census: Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich appeared on the census of 1900 at Artesia Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Note*Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich settled in Rowena when they first came to Tex and moved to Kaufman later. 
CensusCensus: Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold and Marie C Heinrich appeared on the census of 23 April 1910 at Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB
Death*Death: Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold died on 16 December 1917 at age 59. 
Burial*Burial: Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold was buried at Rowena, Runnels Co, TX, United StatesB

Family

Marie C Heinrich b. 5 Jan 1861, d. 9 Jul 1962
Marriage*Marriage: Gerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold married Marie C Heinrich in 1883. 
Children

Gordon Lyle Gronewold

M, #18845, b. 26 January 1912, d. 25 February 1977
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 Edited24 Oct 2005
Birth*Gordon Lyle Gronewold was born on 26 January 1912 at Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Census*Census: Gordon Lyle Gronewold appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 at Fieldon Twsp, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Gordon Lyle Gronewold married Mavis Reverta Lovell on 5 May 1949 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, SD, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 476-10-2175; issued before 1951 at MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Gordon Lyle Gronewold died on 25 February 1977 at Fairmont, Martin Co, MN, United StatesB, at age 65. 

Family

Mavis Reverta Lovell b. 15 Sep 1916, d. May 1987

Harlan Orville Gronewold

M, #18839, b. 20 October 1909, d. 8 August 1994
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 Edited2 Jul 2007
Birth*Harlan Orville Gronewold was born on 20 October 1909 at Butterfield, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Census*Census: Harlan Orville Gronewold appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 at Fieldon Twsp, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Harlan Orville Gronewold married Georgia Ella Niehaus on 25 November 1932. 
SSN*His Social Security Number was 473-09-4596; issued before 1951 at MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Harlan Orville Gronewold died on 8 August 1994 at Granada, Martin Co, MN, United StatesB, at age 84. 

Family

Georgia Ella Niehaus b. 22 Feb 1910, d. 31 Jan 1992

Harley James Gronewold

M, #14222, b. 28 July 1931, d. 11 April 1955
FatherFred J Gronewold b. 10 Jul 1907, d. 19 Jan 1981
MotherIrene Voelsch b. Jan 1910, d. b Jan 1981
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
MilitaryOther Military
Last Edited3 Aug 2018
Birth*Harley James Gronewold was born on 28 July 1931 at Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
BaptismBaptisim: Harley James Gronewold was baptized on 10 September 1931 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, sponsors: m/m August Knoecke. 
Confirmation*Confirmation: Harley James Gronewold was confirmed on 2 June 1946 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Military*Military: Harley James Gronewold was in the US Air Force as 1st Lt and pilot. He died in his plane when something went wrong over Japan and he decided to stay with it to avoid crashing in a residental neighborhood. 
Death*Death: Harley James Gronewold died on 11 April 1955 at age 23 in a jet plane over Japan. He was a 1st Lt in the US Air Force and pilot of a plane when something went wrong. He stayed with the plane to steer it clear of residential areas and went down with the plane. 
Burial*Burial: Harley James Gronewold was buried on 21 May 1955 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB

Harold Gronewold

M, #14235, b. 22 December 1933, d. 15 April 1998
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
MilitaryOther Military
Last Edited3 Aug 2018
Birth*Harold Gronewold was born on 22 December 1933. 
SSN*His Social Security Number was 532-32-8104; issued 1951 at WA, United StatesB
Military*Military: Harold Gronewold was in the US Army September 1957. 
Death*Death: Harold Gronewold died on 15 April 1998 at Vancouver, Clark Co, WA, United StatesB, at age 64. 

Henry Gronewold

M, #14199, b. 10 April 1898, d. May 1984
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 Edited14 Jan 2008
Name Variation Henry Gronewold was also known as Heinrich Meeur (Henry) Gronewold. 
Birth*He was born on 10 April 1898 at Charlotte, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoHe appeared in a photo circa 1900 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB.
Census*Census: Henry Gronewold appeared on the census of 1900 at Sulivan Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Henry Gronewold appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Confirmation*Confirmation: Henry Gronewold was confirmed on 26 May 1912 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Henry Gronewold appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 at Sheridan Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Henry Gronewold married Thelma Trimm on 31 March 1932 at Revillo, Grant Co, SD, United StatesB.
SSN*His Social Security Number was 388-03-4945; issued before 1951 at WI, United StatesB
ResidenceResidence: Henry Gronewold lived at Waukesha, Waukesha Co, WI, United StatesB, in February 1956. 
Residence*Residence: Henry Gronewold lived at AZ, United StatesB, in January 1969. 
ResidenceResidence: Henry Gronewold lived at Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co, WI, United StatesB, in January 1981. 
Death*Death: Henry Gronewold died in May 1984 at Ashippun, Dodge Co, WI, United StatesB, at age 86. 

Family

Thelma Trimm
Marriage*Marriage: Henry Gronewold married Thelma Trimm on 31 March 1932 at Revillo, Grant Co, SD, United StatesB.
Child

Herman Peter Gronewold

M, #14193, b. 5 April 1889, d. 16 February 1956
Herman Gronewold
FatherTraugott (Bernhard) Gronewold b. 14 Apr 1852, d. 5 Dec 1920
MotherAnna Regina Harms b. 12 Sep 1862, d. 4 May 1950
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited7 Aug 2009
Birth*Herman Peter Gronewold was born on 5 April 1889 at Goodland, Sherman Co, KS, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoHe appeared in a photo circa 1900 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB.
Census*Census: Herman Peter Gronewold appeared on the census of 1900 at Sulivan Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Herman Peter Gronewold married Lena Johanna Adams, daughter of Jacob Adams and Fannie Gerdes, on 28 January 1914 at Paxton, Ford Co, IL, United StatesB
WW1 Draft*WWI Draft: Herman Peter Gronewold registered for the draft of WWI on 5 September 1917 in Kranzburg, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, Occupation: Farmer; Employer: Self; Height: Medium; Build: Medium; Eyes: Gray; Hair: Light Brown.
CensusCensus: Herman Peter Gronewold and Lena Johanna Adams appeared on the census of 16 January 1920 at Sheridan Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Census*Census: Herman Peter Gronewold and Lena Johanna Adams appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 at Sheridan Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 504-40-4482; issued before 1951 at SD, United StatesB
Death*Death: Herman Peter Gronewold died on 16 February 1956 at route to hospital, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, at age 66 of a heart attack. 
Obituary*Obituary:
Obituary of Herman P Gronewald
     Watertown Public Opinion - Friday, February 17, 1956
     H P Gronewald Dies; Services to be Tuesday
     Herman Peter Gronewold, 66, living four miles west of Watertown, died Thursday after an acute heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday in St. Martin's Lutheran Church, preceded by services in the Shaw-Messer Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery.
     Mr. Gronewold was born April 5, 1889, in Goodwin, Kans., and was married at Paxton, Ill., on Jan 28, 1914 to Lena Adams.
     As a boy he moved with his parents to Illinois and moved to Codington County in 1915. He was a member of St. Martin's Lutheran Church.
     Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Ching, Castlewood, and Mrs. Gerald Johnson, Henry; three sisters, Mrs. Sophia Meyer, Reynolds, Ind., Mrs. Roy Rowley, North Platte, NE, and Mrs. Ray Chandler, Watertown; six borthers, Edward of Watertown, John of Omaha, NE George of Portland, OR, Henry of Waukesha, WI, Ben of Yankton and Fred of Muncie, Ind; and seven grandchildren. 
Burial*Burial: Herman Peter Gronewold was buried on 21 February 1956 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB

Family

Lena Johanna Adams b. 4 Oct 1892, d. 14 Nov 1966
Marriage*Marriage: Herman Peter Gronewold married Lena Johanna Adams, daughter of Jacob Adams and Fannie Gerdes, on 28 January 1914 at Paxton, Ford Co, IL, United StatesB

Ida (Hattie) Gronewold

F, #18454, b. 4 October 1875, d. March 1909
FatherJohann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold b. 24 Jul 1849, d. 14 Nov 1921
MotherAsa Katharine Behrens b. 23 Sep 1846, d. 10 Feb 1923
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited13 Feb 2011
Birth*Ida (Hattie) Gronewold was born on 4 October 1875 at GermanyB
(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 February 1896, her married name was Brown. 
Marriage*Marriage: Ida (Hattie) Gronewold married John A Brown on 26 February 1896 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Note*In 1900 Dede lived with with is sister Ida and worked as a farm laborer. 
Burial*Burial: Ida (Hattie) Gronewold was buried at Strawn Cemetery, Strawn, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Ida (Hattie) Gronewold died in March 1909 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 33. 

Family

John A Brown b. 1866
Marriage*Marriage: Ida (Hattie) Gronewold married John A Brown on 26 February 1896 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Child

infant daughter Gronewold

F, #14243, b. between 1903 and 1906
FatherTraugott (Bernhard) Gronewold b. 14 Apr 1852, d. 5 Dec 1920
MotherAnna Regina Harms b. 12 Sep 1862, d. 4 May 1950
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited25 Oct 2005
Birth*infant daughter Gronewold was born between 1903 and 1906 at Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
NoSSN*No record of her Social Security Number was found on 25 October 2005. 

Jann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold

M, #15443, b. 22 November 1782, d. 8 April 1849
FatherFolkert Eden b. 1 Jan 1727, d. b 31 Dec 1809
MotherEke Catharine Janssen b. a 1750
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsPedigree Chart of Margaret Hartwig
Last Edited4 Nov 2003
Note*A note on Surnames: In Ostfriesland definite surnames were taken in the 1800's. Before then most families used "patronymics", that is, they were named after their father. So the son of a man called Jan got the surname Janssen, the son of a man called Folkert got the surname Folker(t)s, etc. After the definite surnames started in the 1800's the patronymics became middle names.

Jan Folkers Gronewold, was known as Jan Folkers or Johann Folker(t)s before the family took the surname Gronewold in the 1800's. Even his death record in 1849 does not show the surname Gronewold because he was known in the village as Johann Folkerts.

The Gronewold family first appears in Sandhorst in 1814 when Folkert Janssen Gronewold was born in Sandhorst as the eldest son of Jan Folkerts Gronewold and of his wife Goeste Hedden (in her death record called Goste Heeren)

A note on Ostfriesland: Ostfriesland was a Principality of its own until 1744 when it became a part of Prussia. From 1807 to 1810 Ostfriesland belonged to Holland, then to France until 1815 and became a part of Hannover in 1815. In 1866 Hannover (including Ostfriesland) became a province of Prussia and in 1946 a part of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony). The term "Ostfriesland" is still used today for the Aurich-Emden-Leer-Wittmund etc. area but it is no longer a state of its own. 
Birth*Jann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold was born on 22 November 1782 at Aurich-Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
BaptismBaptisim: Jann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold was baptized on 24 November 1782 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Marriage*Marriage: Jann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold married Goeste Hedden between 1810 and 1814 not in St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich. 
Occupation*Occupation: Jann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold was in 1814 Arbeiter (laborer) in Sandhorst, 1822 laborer on the so-called Hohen Bergen (High Hills) near Sandhorst, 1827 laborer in Neu Sandhorst, 1844 Warfsmann (farmer) in Sandhorst, 1826/49 Colonist/Warfsmann (farmer) in Neu Sandhorst. 
(Witness) BaptismHe witnessed the baptism of Hilke Folkers on 28 March 1819 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Death*Death: Jann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold died on 8 April 1849 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB, at age 66 of enervation; 68 years, 6 months old; he left behind him 4 children. 
Burial*Burial: Jann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold was buried on 13 April 1849 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB

Family

Goeste Hedden b. Aug 1787, d. 14 Jan 1848
Marriage*Marriage: Jann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold married Goeste Hedden between 1810 and 1814 not in St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich. 
Children

Jeanette Fae Gronewold

F, #18745, b. 3 January 1928, d. 4 June 1934
FatherDiedrich (Dede) Johnson Gronewold b. 24 May 1880, d. 21 Nov 1946
MotherEmma Katherine Wanner (Warner) Reavis b. 23 Dec 1887, d. 5 Dec 1951
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited29 Jan 2003
Birth*Jeanette Fae Gronewold was born on 3 January 1928 at Granada, Martin Co, MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Jeanette Fae Gronewold died on 4 June 1934 at age 6. 

Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold

M, #15099, b. 24 July 1849, d. 14 November 1921
FatherFolkert Janssen Gronewold b. 19 Oct 1814, d. a 8 Apr 1889
MotherJacobine (Ulrike) Sophia Maecken b. 28 Jun 1822, d. 8 Apr 1889
RelationshipGranduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited14 Aug 2006
Birth*Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold was born on 24 July 1849 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
BaptismBaptisim: Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold was baptized on 5 August 1849 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB, godparents: the Colonist (farmer) Harm Eden Post and his wife Catharina Folkerts of Neu Sandhorst. 
Note*He served in the 1870 - 1871 Franco-Prussian War. Some members of the family can remember seeing war medals and a war helment, but as is common in most families, they do not know their whereabouts. 
Marriage*Marriage: Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold married Asa Katharine Behrens, daughter of Diedrich Janssen Behrens and Gretke Peters, on 26 January 1873 at Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Immigration*Immigration: Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens immigrated on 15 March 1884 to Baltimore, (independent city), MD, United StatesB, onboard the ship Nurnberg from Bremen Germany via New York. 
(Witness) BaptismJohann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold witnessed the baptism of Johann Helmer Gronewold on 14 October 1894 at St Paul Lutheran Church, Forrest, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Note*Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens moved to Rockwell City in 1900. 
NoteJohann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens moved to Lewisville, MN in 1903. 
Census*Census: Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens appeared on the census of 26 April 1910 at Fieldon Twsp, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Census*Census: Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold appeared on the census of 1920 at Lewisville, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold died on 14 November 1921 at age 72. 

Family

Asa Katharine Behrens b. 23 Sep 1846, d. 10 Feb 1923
Marriage*Marriage: Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold married Asa Katharine Behrens, daughter of Diedrich Janssen Behrens and Gretke Peters, on 26 January 1873 at Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Children

Johann Helmer Gronewold

M, #34967, b. 3 August 1894, d. 21 January 1895
FatherGerhard (George) Heinrich Gronewold b. 13 May 1858, d. 16 Dec 1917
MotherMarie C Heinrich b. 5 Jan 1861, d. 9 Jul 1962
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited24 Jun 2017
Birth*Johann Helmer Gronewold was born on 3 August 1894 at Forrest, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
BaptismBaptisim: Johann Helmer Gronewold was baptized on 14 October 1894 at St Paul Lutheran Church, Forrest, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Johann Helmer Gronewold died on 21 January 1895 at Forrest, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB

Johann Hermann Folkers Gronewold

M, #15451, b. 20 February 1826, d. 3 March 1826
FatherJann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold b. 22 Nov 1782, d. 8 Apr 1849
MotherGoeste Hedden b. Aug 1787, d. 14 Jan 1848
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited14 Aug 2002
Birth*Johann Hermann Folkers Gronewold was born on 20 February 1826 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
BaptismBaptisim: Johann Hermann Folkers Gronewold was baptized on 3 March 1826 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB, godfather: the child's father. 
Death*Death: Johann Hermann Folkers Gronewold died on 3 March 1826 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB, of cramps. 
Burial*Burial: Johann Hermann Folkers Gronewold was buried on 11 March 1826 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB

Johann Hermann Folkers Gronewold

M, #15452, b. 5 September 1827, d. after 8 April 1849
FatherJann/Johann Folkerts Gronewold b. 22 Nov 1782, d. 8 Apr 1849
MotherGoeste Hedden b. Aug 1787, d. 14 Jan 1848
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited20 Sep 2001
Birth*Johann Hermann Folkers Gronewold was born on 5 September 1827 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
BaptismBaptisim: Johann Hermann Folkers Gronewold was baptized on 15 September 1827 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB, godparents: the child's parents. 
Death*Death: Johann Hermann Folkers Gronewold died after 8 April 1849. 

John Folkert Gronewold

M, #14196, b. 27 November 1887, d. 30 December 1976
FatherTraugott (Bernhard) Gronewold b. 14 Apr 1852, d. 5 Dec 1920
MotherAnna Regina Harms b. 12 Sep 1862, d. 4 May 1950
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited20 Oct 2005
Birth*John Folkert Gronewold was born on 27 November 1887 at Goodland, Sherman Co, KS, United StatesB; in a sod house with a dirt floor and thatched roof (by his own description). 
BaptismBaptisim: John Folkert Gronewold was baptized on 10 January 1888 at Sherman Co, KS, United StatesB, by Pastor H. Hartig. 
(Witness) PhotoHe appeared in a photo circa 1900 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB.
Census*Census: John Folkert Gronewold appeared on the census of 1900 at Sulivan Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Confirmation*Confirmation: John Folkert Gronewold was confirmed on 29 March 1903 at St Pauls Evangelical Lutheran German Church, Roberts, Ford Co, IL, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: John Folkert Gronewold lived at Onarga, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB, before 1905. 
NoteHe lost a leg as a result of an accident with a shotgun. He then completed his education in public school about 1905 in Thawville, Iroquois Co, IL. He received a degree in teaching from Wartburg Teacher's Seminary, Waverly, Bremer Co, IA between 1905 and 1911. He attended this college for 5 years, the last two of which he taught in a parochial school (assumed to be Lutheran) during his summer vaction. He taught school somewhere in Iowa for a year after graduation, then moved to Watertown, SD. While in Watertown, he attended a term in business college and then began working in the North American Creamery at Watertown for five years. While there he made the acquaintance of Louise Drexel. 
Marriage*Marriage: John Folkert Gronewold married Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel, daughter of Louis Drexel and Pauline Goettsche, on 5 July 1917 at Lincoln, Lancaster Co, NE, United StatesB, living initially in Watertown, SD. 
WW1 Draft*WWI Draft: John Folkert Gronewold registered for the draft of WWI on 5 September 1917 in Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, Occupation: Bookkeeper & Cashier; Employer: North American Creamery Co; Height: Tall; Build: Medium; Eyes: Dark Brown; Hair: Light; Note: missing one leg. He listed himself as: Single.
Note*In March 1918 he began working for the Union Pacific Railroad Company at Omaha, NE in the Accounting Department where he worked until Aug 1960. During the same month, Aug 1960, he moved to Hialeah, FL. 
Census*Census: John Folkert Gronewold and Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE, United StatesB
ResidenceResidence: John Folkert Gronewold lived at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE, United StatesB, in February 1956. 
NoteHe and Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel lived in Omaha until 1960 when they moved to Hialeah, FL, living next to their daughter, Lu, for several years. 
Residence*Residence: John Folkert Gronewold lived at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE, United StatesB, in January 1969. 
NoteHe moved back to Hialeah, FL, living with daughter Lu and husband Joe until his death in 1976. after 1971. 
Death*Death: John Folkert Gronewold died on 30 December 1976 at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, Miami, Miami-Dade Co, FL, United StatesB, at age 89. 
Burial*Burial: John Folkert Gronewold was buried on 21 January 1977 at Hillcrest Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE, United StatesB
NoSSN*No record of his Social Security Number was found on 20 October 2005. 

Family

Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel b. 18 Jul 1889, d. 31 Aug 1971
Marriage*Marriage: John Folkert Gronewold married Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel, daughter of Louis Drexel and Pauline Goettsche, on 5 July 1917 at Lincoln, Lancaster Co, NE, United StatesB, living initially in Watertown, SD. 
Children

Laura Lynn Gronewold

F, #19007, b. 27 February 1969, d. 30 June 1970
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited2 Jul 2007
Birth*Laura Lynn Gronewold was born on 27 February 1969 at Madelia, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Laura Lynn Gronewold died on 30 June 1970 at Mankato, Blue Earth Co, MN, United StatesB, at age 1. 
NoSSN*No record of her Social Security Number was found on 24 October 2005. 

Lavonne Joyce Gronewold

F, #18757, b. 22 October 1933, d. 15 January 1972
FatherDiedrich (Dede) Johnson Gronewold b. 24 May 1880, d. 21 Nov 1946
MotherEmma Katherine Wanner (Warner) Reavis b. 23 Dec 1887, d. 5 Dec 1951
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited30 Jan 2003
Birth*Lavonne Joyce Gronewold was born on 22 October 1933 at Granada, Martin Co, MN, United StatesB
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 473-38-5429; issued 1953 or 1954 at MN, United StatesB
Married Name As of 18 April 1953, her married name was Nave. 
Death*Death: Lavonne Joyce Gronewold died on 15 January 1972 at age 38.