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. 

Lena Gronewold

F, #14483, b. 6 July 1892, d. January 1975
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
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited29 Jun 2013
Birth*Lena Gronewold was born on 6 July 1892 at GermanyB
Emigration*Emigration: Lena Gronewold emigrated in 1893 from GermanyB
Census*Census: Lena Gronewold appeared on the census of 1900 at Artesia Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Lena Gronewold appeared on the census of 23 April 1910 at Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB
Married Name As of 1911, her married name was Bailey. 
Marriage*Marriage: Lena Gronewold married Arthur Andrew Bailey in 1911. 
Census*Census: Lena Gronewold and Arthur Andrew Bailey appeared on the census of 22 April 1930 at Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Lena Gronewold and Arthur Andrew Bailey appeared on the census of 25 April 1940 at Justice Precinct, Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 460-38-1171; issued before 1951 at TX, United StatesB
Death*Death: Lena Gronewold died in January 1975 at Kaufman, Kaufman Co, TX, United StatesB, at age 82. 

Family

Arthur Andrew Bailey b. 1882
Marriage*Marriage: Lena Gronewold married Arthur Andrew Bailey in 1911. 
Children

Leo Edward Gronewold

M, #18895, b. 16 April 1919, d. 29 June 2007
FatherEdward (Ed) John Gronewold b. 10 Jul 1890, d. 9 Jan 1969
MotherErmgard G Fedder b. 1 May 1897, d. 18 Jan 1962
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited22 Mar 2011
Birth*Leo Edward Gronewold was born on 16 April 1919 at Lewisville, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 476-30-5841; issued before 1951 at MN, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Leo Edward Gronewold married Aletha Ida Pietsch on 21 June 1952 at Madelia, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Leo Edward Gronewold died on 29 June 2007 at Vernon Center, Blue Earth Co, MN, United StatesB, at age 88. 

Family

Aletha Ida Pietsch b. 22 Apr 1932, d. Nov 1983

LeRoy Gronewold

M, #18733, b. 26 January 1924, d. 26 January 1924
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
Death*Death: LeRoy Gronewold died on 26 January 1924 at Granada, Martin Co, MN, United StatesB
Birth*He was born on 26 January 1924 at Granada, Martin Co, MN, United StatesB

Lorraine (Toots) Elizabeth Gronewold

F, #18883, b. 6 December 1918, d. 16 September 2008
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 Edited25 Nov 2008
Birth*Lorraine (Toots) Elizabeth Gronewold was born on 6 December 1918 at Lewisville, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Census*Census: Lorraine (Toots) Elizabeth Gronewold appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 at Fieldon Twsp, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Married Name As of 2 July 1939, her married name was Haynes. 
Marriage*Marriage: Lorraine (Toots) Elizabeth Gronewold married Franklin Maurice Haynes on 2 July 1939 at Elkton, Brookings Co, SD, United StatesB
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 469-12-8527; issued before 1951 at MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Lorraine (Toots) Elizabeth Gronewold died on 16 September 2008 at Yucaipa, San Bernardino Co, CA, United StatesB, at age 89. 

Family

Franklin Maurice Haynes b. 7 Sep 1915, d. 15 Dec 1981

Lulu Anne Gronewold

F, #14255, b. 23 June 1918, d. 4 September 2002
FatherJohn Folkert Gronewold b. 27 Nov 1887, d. 30 Dec 1976
MotherLouise Emma Dorothea Drexel b. 18 Jul 1889, d. 31 Aug 1971
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited7 May 2018
Birth*Lulu Anne Gronewold was born on 23 June 1918 at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE, United StatesB
BaptismBaptisim: Lulu Anne Gronewold was baptized on 28 July 1918 at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE, United StatesB
Census*Census: Lulu Anne Gronewold appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE, United StatesB
Education*She received a degree as a Registered Nurse from the Nebraska Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in 1940 in Omaha, Douglas Co, NE. 
Note*She served in the US Army Nurse Corps in hospitals in England and France between 1943 and 1945. 
Residence*Residence: Lulu Anne Gronewold lived in 1945 in the Miami, FL area. 
Residence*Residence: Lulu Anne Gronewold and Joseph Nmi Salamon lived at Hialeah, Dade Co, FL, United StatesB, from 1947 to 1995. 
Married Name As of 18 July 1947, her married name was Salamon. 
Marriage*Marriage: Lulu Anne Gronewold married Joseph Nmi Salamon, son of Benjamin Salamon and Julia Honig, on 18 July 1947 at Coral Gables, Dade Co, FL, United StatesB
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 263-40-3735; issued before 1951 at FL, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Lulu Anne Gronewold and Mary Louise Gronewold lived at NJ, United StatesB, in 1996. 
Residence*Residence: Lulu Anne Gronewold and Mary Louise Gronewold lived at Pasadena, Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB, in 1999 945 S Euclid Ave; 91106-4259; (626) 799-2647. 
Death*Death: Lulu Anne Gronewold died on 4 September 2002 at Pasadena, Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB, at age 84. 

Family

Joseph Nmi Salamon b. 17 Nov 1918, d. 6 Feb 1995
Marriage*Marriage: Lulu Anne Gronewold married Joseph Nmi Salamon, son of Benjamin Salamon and Julia Honig, on 18 July 1947 at Coral Gables, Dade Co, FL, United StatesB

Marilyn Pearl Gronewold

F, #14217, b. 2 June 1940, d. 9 November 1992
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
Last Edited25 Jul 2000
Birth*Marilyn Pearl Gronewold was born on 2 June 1940 at Castlewood, Hamlin Co, SD, United StatesB
BaptismBaptisim: Marilyn Pearl Gronewold was baptized on 31 July 1940 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, sponsors: m/m Harry Voelsch. 
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 503-38-3084; issued 1954 at SD, United StatesB
Confirmation*Confirmation: Marilyn Pearl Gronewold was confirmed on 6 June 1954 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Married Name As of 2 September 1958, her married name was Skaare. 
Marriage*Marriage: Marilyn Pearl Gronewold married Robert S Skaare on 2 September 1958 at Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Marilyn Pearl Gronewold lived at Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, in January 1981. 
Death*Death: Marilyn Pearl Gronewold died on 9 November 1992 at age 52. 
Burial*Burial: Marilyn Pearl Gronewold was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB

Family

Robert S Skaare b. 10 Sep 1934, d. 1993
Marriage*Marriage: Marilyn Pearl Gronewold married Robert S Skaare on 2 September 1958 at Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB

Mary Gronewold

F, #18441, b. 3 July 1888, d. 16 February 1966
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
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited13 Feb 2011
Birth*Mary Gronewold was born on 3 July 1888 at GermanyB
Married Name As of 1908, her married name was Hanz. 
Marriage*Marriage: Mary Gronewold married Fritz Hanz in 1908. 
NoCensus*Mary Gronewold was not found in the in 1920 Census. 
Census*Census: Mary Gronewold appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 at Runnels Co, TX, United StatesB
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 466-62-8654; issued 1956 at TX, United StatesB
Death*Death: Mary Gronewold died on 16 February 1966 at Rowena, Runnels Co, TX, United StatesB, at age 77 Date from Runnels Co Cemeteries on Rootsweb.com. 

Family

Fritz Hanz
Marriage*Marriage: Mary Gronewold married Fritz Hanz in 1908. 
Children

Mary Louise Gronewold

F, #14257, b. 11 August 1922, d. 29 June 2010
FatherJohn Folkert Gronewold b. 27 Nov 1887, d. 30 Dec 1976
MotherLouise Emma Dorothea Drexel b. 18 Jul 1889, d. 31 Aug 1971
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited1 Oct 2021
Birth*Mary Louise Gronewold was born on 11 August 1922 at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE, United StatesB
Census*Census: Mary Louise Gronewold appeared on the census of 11 April 1930 at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Mary Louise Gronewold lived at NJ, United StatesB, in 1943. 
Married Name As of 31 May 1946, her married name was Pfann. 
Marriage*Marriage: Mary Louise Gronewold married William Gardner Pfann on 31 May 1946 at Christ Church, Summit, Union Co, NJ, United StatesB
Education*Mary Louise Gronewold received a BA degree in Chemistry from the University of Omaha, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE and worked as a Chemist for Bell Telephone Labs in New Jersey. In 1973 received an MA degree in Library Science from Rutgers University. She was employed as an engineering librarian for RCA between 1973 and 1989 in Princeton, NJ. 
Divorce*Divorce: Mary Louise Gronewold and William Gardner Pfann were divorced in 1974. 
Residence*Residence: Mary Louise Gronewold lived at 14 Argyle Court, Summit, Union Co, NJ, United StatesB, from 1982 to 1998. 
MarriageMarriage: Mary Louise Gronewold married William Gardner Pfann in February 1982 at Summit, Union Co, NJ, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Mary Louise Gronewold and Lulu Anne Gronewold lived at NJ, United StatesB, in 1996. 
Residence*Residence: Mary Louise Gronewold and Lulu Anne Gronewold lived at Pasadena, Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB, in 1999 945 S Euclid Ave; 91106-4259; (626) 799-2647. 
Death*Death: Mary Louise Gronewold died on 29 June 2010 at Altadena, Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB, at age 87.

Family

William Gardner Pfann b. 27 Oct 1917, d. 26 Oct 1982
Marriage*Marriage: Mary Louise Gronewold married William Gardner Pfann on 31 May 1946 at Christ Church, Summit, Union Co, NJ, United StatesB
Divorce*Divorce: Mary Louise Gronewold and William Gardner Pfann were divorced in 1974. 
MarriageMarriage: Mary Louise Gronewold married William Gardner Pfann in February 1982 at Summit, Union Co, NJ, United StatesB

Max Legore Gronewold

M, #18737, b. 27 October 1925, d. 4 July 2003
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 Edited19 May 2011
Birth*Max Legore Gronewold was born on 27 October 1925 at Granada, Martin Co, MN, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Max Legore Gronewold married Erna Lydia Tonne on 7 November 1953. 
Death*Death: Max Legore Gronewold died on 4 July 2003 at Fairmont, Martin Co, MN, United StatesB, at age 77. 

Family

Erna Lydia Tonne b. 18 Sep 1924, d. 11 Feb 1969
Child

Maxine Lenore Gronewold

F, #18734, b. 27 October 1925, d. 3 September 1983
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*Maxine Lenore Gronewold was born on 27 October 1925 at Granada, Martin Co, MN, United StatesB
Married Name As of 25 September 1950, her married name was Bober. 
Marriage*Marriage: Maxine Lenore Gronewold married Walter Francis Louis Bober on 25 September 1950. 
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 327-28-2790; issued 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Maxine Lenore Gronewold died on 3 September 1983 at Soldiers Grove, Crawford Co, WI, United StatesB, at age 57. 

Family

Walter Francis Louis Bober b. 20 Jun 1917, d. 25 Feb 1996

Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold

F, #14268, b. 15 March 1855, d. 20 January 1923
FatherFolkert Janssen Gronewold b. 19 Oct 1814, d. a 8 Apr 1889
MotherJacobine (Ulrike) Sophia Maecken b. 28 Jun 1822, d. 8 Apr 1889
RelationshipGrandaunt of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited13 Jan 2008
Birth*Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold was born on 15 March 1855 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
BaptismBaptisim: Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold was baptized on 25 March 1855 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB,
Excerpt from the Baptismal Church Book of the Lamberti Evangelical Lutheran Church - Aurich
     Current Record No. 54,
     Place of birth: Newsandhorst
     Sex of the child: Girl
     Full names of the child: Gronewold, Meta Jacobina Catharina
     Day and hour of the birth: 15 March 1855 at 4 am
     Name, conditions and residence of parents: Colonist Folkert Janshen Gronewold and his wife Jacobina Ulrike Maecken of Neusandhorst
     Day of the baptism: 25 March 1855
     Name, conditions and residence of the baptizing witnesses: Widow of the late Wirth (inn-keeper) Traugott Maecken and Jacob Ulrich Maecken of Neusandhorst
     Name of the Pastor and date recorded: Harms 26 March 1855.
Immigration*She immigrated on 3 July 1882 to Forrest, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, arriving at Castle Garden NY Immigration Center on the ship "Oder" via Bremen. 
NoteShe and Helmer Jacob Huisman lived on a farm near Forrest, Livingston Co, IL (from his obituary) between 1885 and 1901. 
Married Name As of 2 March 1885, her married name was Huisman. 
Marriage*Marriage: Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold married Helmer Jacob Huisman on 2 March 1885 at Chatsworth, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB.
(Witness) BaptismMeta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold witnessed the baptism of Johann Helmer Gronewold on 14 October 1894 at St Paul Lutheran Church, Forrest, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold and Helmer Jacob Huisman appeared on the census of 1900 at Fayette Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
NoteMeta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold and Helmer Jacob Huisman A copied Letter from Grace E. Huisman Towner. (Note: at the time this was written, she was about 80 years old, and her eyesight was failing)
My mom (Meta Gronewold) and dad (Helmer Huisman) were born in Germany. Mom hired out as a maid and Dad hired himself out to run a cargo ship up and down the river (in Germany). He was always dreaming of coming to America. The cargo wasn't doing to well. He was saving his money to pay for the trip. Mom's two brothers were here already & earged (her spelling) him to come. He had mother as his girl friend he told her when he was settled on a farm he would send her money to come to America too. Dad settled near Forrest (Illinois) as farm laborer he saved his money & took farm implements as wages or horses, cows, and pigs till he was ready to farm. He had moms brothers write to mom and send her the money for her to come to America. She worked as a maid till Dad married her & moved to the farm dad rented.
Their first Baby was born dead. The next 2 years later a son died of a broken apendix or so they thought. He was walking in a furrow behind Dads' plow he cried was bent over with pain. Dad carried him home but he died in his arms. My Bro Allie (this is what it said, That's Elmer) was Born 1901 near Sibley The next 5 girls all two years apart were the next 5 children.
Till 1901 we moved to a farm two miles north of Sibley. That's where I spent my childhood a lot of memories in those 18 years. Dad retired from farming in 1920. Your Dad (Edward Towner, Sr) & I were married in 1922, two years Eddie was born 1924 then 7 years later Roxie was Born 1931, then in 1934 Dolores was born in my Dads house and in the same bedroom and same bed lived with Dad 10 years mother (Meta) died in 1923, Dad (Helmer) in 1933. We moved to Litchfield in 1934. Laurie was 10 months old. We lived in Litchfield from 34 to 63 in Springfield 1963 to 1990. 
CensusCensus: Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold and Helmer Jacob Huisman appeared on the census of 1910 at Fayette Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold and Helmer Jacob Huisman appeared on the census of 1920 at Fayette Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold died on 20 January 1923 at Sibley, Ford Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 67. 

Family

Helmer Jacob Huisman b. 3 Oct 1852, d. 16 Feb 1933
Marriage*Marriage: Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold married Helmer Jacob Huisman on 2 March 1885 at Chatsworth, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB.
Children

Nina Irene Gronewold

F, #18862, b. 4 June 1915, d. 8 October 1995
FatherBernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold b. 10 Jun 1885, d. Sep 1971
MotherStella Pearl Ogee b. 2 Nov 1885, d. 22 Jun 1950
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited20 Feb 2005
Birth*Nina Irene Gronewold was born on 4 June 1915 at Lewisville, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Census*Census: Nina Irene Gronewold appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 at Fieldon Twsp, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Married Name As of 19 February 1939, her married name was Haynes. 
Marriage*Marriage: Nina Irene Gronewold married Jean Horace Haynes on 19 February 1939 at Mankato, Blue Earth Co, MN, United StatesB
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 469-12-8528; issued before 1951 at MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Nina Irene Gronewold died on 8 October 1995 at St James, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB, at age 80. 

Family

Jean Horace Haynes b. 19 Feb 1911, d. 2 Jan 1980
Child

Ramona Gronewold

F, #14234, b. after 1931
FatherGeorge Henry Gronewold b. 11 May 1891, d. 31 Dec 1960
MotherHelen Christina Tritz b. 16 Jun 1899, d. 3 Sep 1957
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited25 Jul 2000
Birth*Ramona Gronewold was born after 1931 at Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Ramona Gronewold lived at Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, MN, United StatesB, in September 1957. 
Note*According to Elaine Nelson, she is deceased. 

Rena Gronewold

F, #14194, b. 28 October 1896, d. 26 November 1974
FatherTraugott (Bernhard) Gronewold b. 14 Apr 1852, d. 5 Dec 1920
MotherAnna Regina Harms b. 12 Sep 1862, d. 4 May 1950
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited16 Feb 2005
Name Variation Rena Gronewold was also known as Ricke Genice (Rena) Gronewold. 
Birth*She was born on 28 October 1896 at Charlotte, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoShe appeared in a photo circa 1900 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB.
Census*Census: Rena Gronewold appeared on the census of 1900 at Sulivan Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Rena Gronewold appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) MarriageShe witnessed the marriage of Dietrich (Dick) Meyer and Sophia Bernadine Gronewold on 4 July 1911 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB; by R Polzin, a Lutheran Pastor; witnesses included Folkert Neitz and Rieke Gronewold. 
Confirmation*Confirmation: Rena Gronewold was confirmed on 26 May 1912 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Married Name As of 11 December 1923, her married name was Rowley. 
Marriage*Marriage: Rena Gronewold married Roy Rowley on 11 December 1923 at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE, United StatesB
(Witness) MarriageRena Gronewold witnessed the marriage of Ray Chandler and Dena Gronewold on 3 July 1924 at Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Note*Rena Gronewold received a degree in Nursing before 1930. 
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 505-16-4008; issued before 1951 at NE, United StatesB
ResidenceResidence: Rena Gronewold lived at North Platte, Lincoln Co, NE, United StatesB, in February 1956. 
Residence*Residence: Rena Gronewold lived at North Platte, Lincoln Co, NE, United StatesB, in January 1969. 
Death*Death: Rena Gronewold died on 26 November 1974 at Yuma, Yuma Co, AZ, United StatesB, at age 78. 
Burial*Burial: Rena Gronewold was buried on 2 December 1974 at North Platte, Lincoln Co, NE, United StatesB

Family

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

Sophia Bernadine Gronewold

F, #14195, b. 27 January 1893, d. 17 July 1978
FatherTraugott (Bernhard) Gronewold b. 14 Apr 1852, d. 5 Dec 1920
MotherAnna Regina Harms b. 12 Sep 1862, d. 4 May 1950
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited16 Feb 2005
Birth*Sophia Bernadine Gronewold was born on 27 January 1893 at Goodland, Sherman Co, KS, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoShe appeared in a photo circa 1900 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB.
Census*Census: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold appeared on the census of 1900 at Sulivan Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Confirmation*Confirmation: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold was confirmed in 1908 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name As of 4 July 1911, her married name was Meyer. 
Marriage*Marriage: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold married Dietrich (Dick) Meyer, son of Fredrick Johann Heinrich (Fritz) Meyer and Rebecka Robert, on 4 July 1911 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, by R Polzin, a Lutheran Pastor; witnesses included Folkert Neitz and Rieke Gronewold. 
Residence*Residence: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold and Dietrich (Dick) Meyer lived at Buckley, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB, between 4 July 1911 and 1919. 
Note*Sophia Bernadine Gronewold and Dietrich (Dick) Meyer lived in a farmhouse on CR750 West and North of CR 400 North on the east side of the road near Wolcott, White Co, IN between 4 April 1919 and 28 March 1951. 
Census*Census: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold and Dietrich (Dick) Meyer appeared on the census of 1920 at Wolcott, White Co, IN, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold and Dietrich (Dick) Meyer appeared on the census of 15 April 1930 at Princeton Twsp, White Co, IN, United StatesB
ResidenceResidence: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold lived at Reynolds, White Co, IN, United StatesB, on 28 March 1951. 
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 305-42-6697; issued between 1956 and 1957 at IN, United StatesB
ResidenceResidence: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold lived at Reynolds, White Co, IN, United StatesB, in February 1956. 
Residence*Residence: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold lived at Wolcott, White Co, IN, United StatesB, in January 1969. 
Death*Death: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold died on 17 July 1978 at Monticello, White Co, IN, United StatesB, at age 85. 
Burial*Burial: Sophia Bernadine Gronewold was buried on 19 July 1978 at St James Lutheran Cemetery, Reynolds, White Co, IN, United StatesB

Family

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

Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold

M, #14188, b. 14 April 1852, d. 5 December 1920
FatherFolkert Janssen Gronewold b. 19 Oct 1814, d. a 8 Apr 1889
MotherJacobine (Ulrike) Sophia Maecken b. 28 Jun 1822, d. 8 Apr 1889
RelationshipGranduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited4 Jul 2007
Name Variation Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold was also known as Bernhard Gronewold. 
Birth*He was born on 14 April 1852 at Aurich-Neu Sandhorst, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
BaptismBaptisim: Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold was baptized on 23 May 1852 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB, godparents: the Schenkwirt (inn-keeper) Traugott Maecken and his wife Meta Tjaden in Neu Sandhorst. 
Immigration*Immigration: Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold immigrated in 1882 to United StatesB based on the 1900 Livingston Co, IL census; having come from New Wallinghausen, Ostfriesland, Germany (per Mary Pfann.) 
Marriage*Marriage: Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold married Anna Regina Harms, daughter of Ben Harms and Sophie (?), on 12 March 1887 at Goodland, Sherman Co, KS, United StatesB
Note*Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms moved in 1894 at Chatsworth, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Photo*Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms appeared in a photo circa 1900 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB.
Census*Census: Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms appeared on the census of 1900 at Sulivan Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Ash Grove Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
NoteTraugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms moved in 1911 at Sheridan Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold and Anna Regina Harms appeared on the census of 15 January 1920 at Sheridan Twsp, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
Death*Death: Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold died on 5 December 1920 at Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, at age 68 of Cancer of the Stomach; survived by 7 sons, 3 daughters, 1 brother (John) and 2 sisters (Elise Catherine and Meta.) 
Burial*Burial: Traugott (Bernhard) Gronewold was buried on 8 December 1920 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB

Family

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

Trientje (Catharine) Folkers Gronewold

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

Family

Harm Eden Post b. c 1819

Wilhelmina (Minnie) Johanna Gronewold

F, #18768, b. 10 October 1883, d. February 1957
FatherJohann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold b. 24 Jul 1849, d. 14 Nov 1921
MotherAsa Katharine Behrens b. 23 Sep 1846, d. 10 Feb 1923
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited13 Feb 2011
Birth*Wilhelmina (Minnie) Johanna Gronewold was born on 10 October 1883 at GermanyB
Note*She was the last child born in Germany. She was just a baby when her folks immigrated to America. She lived with her folks in Illinois and moved with them to Rockwell City, IA in 1900. When her family moved to Minnesota in 1903, she stayed in Iowa because she had met a young man named Earl Grant. 
(Witness) ImmigrationShe immigrated on 15 March 1884 to Baltimore, (independent city), MD, United StatesB, with Johann (John) Hermann Folkerts Gronewold and Asa Katharine Behrens onboard the ship Nurnberg from Bremen Germany via New York. 
Married Name As of 19 January 1902, her married name was Grant. 
Marriage*Marriage: Wilhelmina (Minnie) Johanna Gronewold married James Earl Grant on 19 January 1902. 
CensusCensus: Wilhelmina (Minnie) Johanna Gronewold and James Earl Grant appeared on the census of 24 April 1930 at Sherburn, Martin Co, MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Wilhelmina (Minnie) Johanna Gronewold died in February 1957 at Vancouver, Clark Co, WA, United StatesB, at age 73. 

Family

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

Willis Edward Gronewold

M, #18907, b. 27 June 1922, d. 12 June 1968
FatherEdward (Ed) John Gronewold b. 10 Jul 1890, d. 9 Jan 1969
MotherErmgard G Fedder b. 1 May 1897, d. 18 Jan 1962
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited29 Jan 2003
Birth*Willis Edward Gronewold was born on 27 June 1922 at Lewisville, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB
Note*He was never married. 
Death*Death: Willis Edward Gronewold died on 12 June 1968 at Madelia, Watonwan Co, MN, United StatesB, at age 45. 

Patricia Ann Gudat

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

Theodore F Gudat

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

Family

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

Vernon (Butch) Albert Gudat

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