Lillian Mortensen

F, #2367, b. 21 July 1912, d. 10 April 1981
Lillian Mortensen Cash
RelationshipMother of Ted Earl Cash
Last Edited20 Mar 2021
Proof-Notes*Parents: Lillian Mortensen's record of birth in Sioux City, Iowa lists her parents as Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Johansen. 
Birth*Lillian Mortensen was born on 21 July 1912 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB
BaptismShe was baptized on 25 August 1912 at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, as Lillie Mortensen. 
Note*She always told me that she changed her name from Lillie to Lillian to make it sound like she had a middle name. However, the 1915 Iowa state census lists her as "Lillian". But then again, she was baptized as "Lillie".
Education*She completed grade school and continued into the 10th grade. 
NoteAccording to the 1930 to 1935 Sioux City "City Directory", she worked for H A Baker Co as a machine operator and lived in Stevens, SD (except for 1933 when her address was listed as 609 9th Street in Sioux City). 
CensusCensus: Lillian Mortensen appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 at Big Sioux Twsp, Union Co, SD, United StatesB
ResidenceResidence: Lillian Mortensen lived at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB, on 1 April 1935. 
Marriage*Marriage: Lillian Mortensen married Howard Taft Cash on 22 September 1936 at Le Mars, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB.
ResidenceResidence: Lillian Mortensen lived at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB, on 22 September 1936. 
Married Name As of 22 September 1936, her married name was Cash. 
Memo
Great Depression & WW2: Howard and Lillian lived in Stevens, SD with Rasmus Mortensen from June 1937 to April 1938. During this time he harvested grain during Jul and Aug of 1937 for C G Dralle in Seward, Kansas ($4/day); from August 1 to Oct 10 of 1937 he worked for Victor Johnson in Ortonville, MN ($16.75/week). He quit this job and returned to Stevens because his wife had become sick. From April 1, 1938 to Feb 1940 they lived in an old garage belonging to Pete and Marie Lynott (Lillian's sister) at 902 Rock St., Sioux City, IA. To earn money, he raised chickens, raised and sold vegetables from their garden; she returned to work at Baker's. From 13 Sep 1939 to 5 Sep 1940 he worked for the WPA in Sioux City, IA as a laborer ($52/month). From Feb 1940 to Sep 1940 they lived in a house at 2128 Dewey St, Sioux City, IA, which they bought for $400 (borrowed $350 against his life insurance policy). They moved to Los Angeles, CA, arriving on 9 Sep 1940, where he worked for American Awning Co, Santa Monica, CA ($20/week). They lived at 3370 Silver Lake Blvd until May 1942, then moved to 2645 Allesandro St, Los Angeles, CA. On 8 May 1941 he applied for a job with Lockheed Aircraft, and soon after started working for them as a riveter, building the P-51 fighter plane during WW II. 
Census*Census: Lillian Mortensen and Howard Taft Cash appeared on the census of 20 April 1940 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, 2128 Dewey Street. 
ResidenceResidence: Lillian Mortensen and Howard Taft Cash lived at 2645 Allesandro St, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB, in May 1942. 
Memo
Post-WW2: In Jun 1945, with WWII nearly over, Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen decided to move back to Iowa and go farming. They stayed with Pete and Marie Lynott in Sioux City for a few months. In Nov 1945 they moved in with Earl and Vera Mortensen on their farm near Anthon, IA. On 3 Dec 1945 they bought a farm and applied for a loan from the Federal Land Bank. The farm was 120 acres located in Section 25 of Kedron Twsp, Woodbury Co, IA. (Located east and a little north of Anthon Iowa.) On 1 Mar 1946 they moved to that farm and stayed there until 1 Mar 1952. They sold the farm, sold most of their belonging at a farm auction, packed their remaining belonging into a trailer which they towed behind them to Los Angeles. (He drove the entire distance himself, with only a few hours rest, arriving 2 or 3 days later -- this was before interstates.) After arriving in LA, they stayed with his sister and family, May and Elmer Brown at 2400 Elm Grove St, Los Angeles, CA, then they found a rental house and moved to 2949 Partridge, Los Angeles, CA for about three weeks. During this time he worked for Lockheed Aircraft, again as a riveter. Too many changes had happened in California since 1945 and they were not happy there, so they packed up their belonging in a trailer and moved back to Iowa, again driving non-stop. They arrived back in Sioux City exactly 5 weeks after they had left, and only hours before the bridge into Sioux City from Nebraska was closed because of flooding. (I remember arriving late at night, and seeing nothing but water on both sides of the road when lightning would flash).

They lived briefly with Pete & Marie Lynott, and then moved to a second story apartment at 1922 W 5th St, Sioux City, IA. During this period, he worked for Swift & Co as a laborer, and she worked for Aalfs-Baker Mfg. Co, 1007 Fourth St, Sioux City as a seamstress. On 17 Feb 1953 they purchased their 2nd farm (120 acres) located in Sections 6 & 7, Grant Twsp, Woodbury Co Iowa (between Anthon and Climbing Hill, IA). They lived on this farm until 1 Mar 1960. During bad crop years, he worked for Swift & Co, and she worked for Hovland Mfg. Co, both in Sioux City to supplement their income.
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 480-12-3681; issued before 1951 at IA, United StatesB
Note*She and Howard Taft Cash lived briefly with Pete & Marie Lynott, and then moved to a second story apartment at 1922 W 5th St, Sioux City, IA. During this period, he worked for Swift & Co as a laborer, and she worked for Aalfs-Baker Mfg Co, 1007 Fourth St, Sioux City as a seamstress. On 17 Feb 1953 they purchased their 2nd farm (120 acres) located in Sections 6 & 7, Grant Twsp, Woodbury Co, IA (between Anthon and Climbing Hill, IA). They lived on this farm until 1 Mar 1960. During bad crop years, he worked for Swift & Co, and she worked for Hovland Mfg Co, both in Sioux City to supplement their income.
Photo*Lillian Mortensenappeared in a photo before 1955 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB.
ResidenceResidence: Lillian Mortensen and Howard Taft Cash lived at 133 Fawcett St, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB, on 1 March 1960 until Mar 1963. He worked for the city of Sioux City in the Street Maintenance Department during their stay. On 8 Sep 1962 they bought a farm near Miller, MO. 
PhotoLillian Mortensen and Howard Taft Cash appeared in a photo circa 1962 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB.
Photo*Lillian Mortensen and Howard Taft Cash appeared in a photo circa 1962.
Memo They moved to the farm near Miller, MO, but did not farm it. It was located on the famous "Route 66", but traffic soon disappeared when Interstate 44 was completed. On 3 Nov 1966 they sold the farm, and on 14 Nov 1966 they purchased a house at 620 N. West Ave, Springfield, MO. 
NoteLillian Mortensen sold the house at 620 N West Ave in Springfield, MO on 17 Mar 1970 and moved to Colorado Springs, CO where she purchased a mobile home and lived at 3524 N Cascade starting 18 Jun 1970. She sold it and on 17 Oct 1972 purchased a house at 1220 S Ferguson, Springfield, MO where she lived until 14 Aug 1975. She then moved back to Colorado Springs, CO and purchased another mobile home and lived again at 3524 N Cascade. By 1980 she had moved to 1025 Garner #15A, Colorado Springs, CO. 
NoteShe was a great cook and a good mother. She didn't make exotic foods, but whatever she did make was very good, and there was always plenty of it. (Okay, so I didn't like the beets or the cranberries, but some people seemed to think they were good, too -- beside, I made up for that by eating desserts). Desserts were her specialties; pies, cakes, cookies -- yummy. As a mother, she always encouraged her sons to do the right thing, and always told them "when" (not "if") you go to college. There was never a doubt in our minds as to whether or not we were to go to college. College was not free, as we had to work to pay the expenses, but she went back to work so she could "loan" us some of the money we needed. She made some of our clothes, especially shirts; and cut our hair on a regular basis. I never had a barber cut my hair until I went to college. 
Death*Death: Lillian Mortensen died on 10 April 1981 at Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO, United StatesB, at age 68.
Residence*She lived at 1025 Garner A-15, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO, United StatesB, prior to her death. 
Obituary*Obituary: Services for Lillian M. Cash of 1025 Garner will be held at 11 am Tuesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church with the Rev. Robert Hentz officiating. Burial will follow at Springfield, Mo. Mrs Cash died Friday at home. She was born on July 21, 1912 in Sioux City, Iowa. She resided in Springfield, Mo and Sioux City, Iowa, before coming to Colorado Springs in 1977. Mrs Cash was married on Sept 22, 1936 in Lamars, Texas. She was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church. She is survived by two sons, Howard F. Cash of Colorado Springs and Ted E. Cash of Charlotte, NC; a sister, Marie Lynott of Sioux City, Iowa; and several grandchildren. (Note from Ted Cash): She was married in Le Mars, Iowa -- not LaMars, Texas.
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Memorium Lillian M. Cash Born: July 21, 1912; Sioux City, Iowa Died: April 10, 1981; Colorado Springs, Colorado Services: Redeemer Lutheran Church; Colorado Springs, CO; Tues, Apr 14 1981; 11am Clergyman: Rev Robert D. Hentz; Graveside Services: White Chapel Memorial Gardens; Springfield, Mo; Thu Apr 16 1981; 10am Arrangements By: Evergreen Funeral Home; Fountain at Union; Colorado Springs, Colorado. 
Burial*Burial: Lillian Mortensen was buried on 16 April 1981 at White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO, United StatesB
TombstoneA photo of her tombstone was taken at White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO, United StatesB.

Family

Howard Taft Cash b. 4 Jan 1909, d. 5 Apr 1968
Marriage*Marriage: Lillian Mortensen married Howard Taft Cash on 22 September 1936 at Le Mars, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB.

Dr.jur. Gottfried Heinrich Mueller1

M, #15486
Last Edited17 Oct 2007
Marriage*Marriage: Dr.jur. Gottfried Heinrich Mueller married Catharina Elisabeth Becker before 1749. 

Family

Catharina Elisabeth Becker
Child

Citations

  1. Amtmann (bailiff) in Esens.

Helene Auguste Bernhardine Mueller

F, #15484, b. 10 October 1749, d. 28 April 1818
FatherDr.jur. Gottfried Heinrich Mueller
MotherCatharina Elisabeth Becker
Last Edited20 Sep 2001
Birth*Helene Auguste Bernhardine Mueller was born on 10 October 1749 at Esens, Wittmund, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Marriage*Marriage: Helene Auguste Bernhardine Mueller married Daniel Wilhelm Einfeld, son of Rudolf August Einfeld and Margarethe Elisabeth Hegeler, on 1 September 1767 at Marienhafe, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Married Name As of 1 September 1767, her married name was Einfeld. 
Married Name As of 4 November 1804, her married name was Kettler. 
(Witness) BaptismHelene Auguste Bernhardine Mueller witnessed the baptism of Helena Auguste Bernhardine Maecken on 23 June 1815 at St Lamberti Lutheran Church, Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB; godmother: die Frau Steuerraetin Helena Auguste Bernhardine Kettler in Esens. 
Death*Death: Helene Auguste Bernhardine Mueller died on 28 April 1818 at Esens, Wittmund, Lower Saxony, GermanyB, at age 68. 

Family

Daniel Wilhelm Einfeld b. 17 May 1733, d. 7 Apr 1804

Johann Mueller

M, #39642, b. circa 1725
Last Edited9 Jan 2019
Birth*Johann Mueller was born circa 1725 at Strackholt, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Marriage*Marriage: Johann Mueller married Trinke Flessner, daughter of Gerd Janssen Flesner and Tobke Rolffs, on 14 December 1747 at Strackholt, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB

Family

Trinke Flessner b. 24 Jan 1723, d. 14 Dec 1747
Child

James Murphy

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

Family

Ruth Wheeler b. 8 Jun 1925

Eugene Howard Nation

M, #10807, b. 17 August 1932, d. 20 August 2001
Last Edited17 Aug 2002
Birth*Eugene Howard Nation was born on 17 August 1932 at Aurora, Kane Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 330-26-1994; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Eugene Howard Nation died on 20 August 2001 at Tarpon Springs, Pinellas Co, FL, United StatesB, at age 69. 
Burial*Burial: Eugene Howard Nation was buried on 24 August 2001 at Bushnell Military Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co, FL, United StatesB

Orvis A Neely

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

Family

Eola Belle Harper

Folkert Anton Neitz

M, #469, b. 27 November 1887, d. 23 February 1954
FatherMarcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz b. 21 Aug 1850, d. 19 Jan 1895
MotherElise Catherina Gronewold b. 15 Jun 1865, d. 15 Nov 1929
RelationshipUncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited3 Aug 2012
Birth*Folkert Anton Neitz was born on 27 November 1887 at Aurich, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
(Witness) ImmigrationHe immigrated on 24 July 1895 to New York City (Manhattan), New York Co, NY, United StatesB, with Elise Catherina Gronewold Elise and her three children left Bremen, Germany 8 Jul 1895 on the ship Willehad bound for Ellis Island in New York City. They arrived on 24 Jul 1895. The passenger list showed their destination as "Charleston", which we believe to be Charleston, IL -- a town about 103 miles south of Wing, IL where her brother Bernhad and family were living at the time.
     A note about their ship, the Willehad. It was built by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany, 1894. 4,761 gross tons; 383 (bp) feet long; 46 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw. Service speed 13 knots. Two masts and one funnel. There was passenger accommodation for 105-2nd class and 1,196-3rd class. Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1894 and named Willehad. Bremen-Gothenburg to Philadelphia-New York service. Seized by U.S. authorities, in 1917 and renamed Wyandotte. Scraped at Baltimore, Maryland in 1924.
Census*Census: Folkert Anton Neitz appeared on the census of June 1900 at Saunemin Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Folkert Anton Neitz appeared on the census of 9 May 1910 at Rooks Creek Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) MarriageHe witnessed the marriage of Dietrich (Dick) Meyer and Sophia Bernadine Gronewold on 4 July 1911 at St Martin Lutheran Church, Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB; by R Polzin, a Lutheran Pastor; witnesses included Folkert Neitz and Rieke Gronewold. 
Marriage*Marriage: Folkert Anton Neitz married Rosa Eisele, daughter of Ambrose Eisele and Frances Elser, on 29 January 1913 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, by J H Cannoy, Catholic Priest. Residence at time of marriage was Owego Twsp (his) and Pontiac Twsp (hers.)
Naturalization*Folkert Anton Neitz was naturalized on 9 June 1915 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
WW1 Draft*WWI Draft: Folkert Anton Neitz registered for the draft of WWI on 5 June 1917 in Odell, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, Described as: Medium height, medium build, gray eyes, red hair.
CensusCensus: Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele appeared on the census of 27 January 1920 at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele lived at Odell, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, on 15 November 1929. 
Occupation*Occupation: Folkert Anton Neitz was farmer on 23 April 1930 at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Note*Folkert Anton Neitz worked on the railroad. 
CensusCensus: Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele appeared on the census of 3 April 1940 at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Folkert Anton Neitz died on 23 February 1954 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 66. 

Family

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

Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz

F, #339, b. 18 May 1890, d. 2 September 1956
FatherMarcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz b. 21 Aug 1850, d. 19 Jan 1895
MotherElise Catherina Gronewold b. 15 Jun 1865, d. 15 Nov 1929
RelationshipAunt of Verna Jean Bremer
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Last Edited3 Aug 2012
Birth*Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz was born on 18 May 1890 at Aurich-Wallinghausen, Aurich, Lower Saxony, GermanyB
Name Variation As of 20 May 1890, Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz was also known as Gerdje Ulrike Catharina Nitz. 
BaptismShe was baptized on 22 June 1890 by Rev Rodenbk, sponsors: Garhard Nitz and Marie Franzen (nee Nitz.) 
(Witness) ImmigrationShe immigrated on 24 July 1895 to New York City (Manhattan), New York Co, NY, United StatesB, with Elise Catherina Gronewold Elise and her three children left Bremen, Germany 8 Jul 1895 on the ship Willehad bound for Ellis Island in New York City. They arrived on 24 Jul 1895. The passenger list showed their destination as "Charleston", which we believe to be Charleston, IL -- a town about 103 miles south of Wing, IL where her brother Bernhad and family were living at the time.
     A note about their ship, the Willehad. It was built by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany, 1894. 4,761 gross tons; 383 (bp) feet long; 46 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw. Service speed 13 knots. Two masts and one funnel. There was passenger accommodation for 105-2nd class and 1,196-3rd class. Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1894 and named Willehad. Bremen-Gothenburg to Philadelphia-New York service. Seized by U.S. authorities, in 1917 and renamed Wyandotte. Scraped at Baltimore, Maryland in 1924.
(Witness) PhotoGertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz appeared in a photo circa 1908.
Married Name As of 16 December 1908, her married name was Lottman. 
Marriage*Marriage: Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz married Fred P Lottman, son of Hinrich (Henry) Dirks Lottman and Antje Engelina (Anna) Heyen, on 16 December 1908 at Kankakee, Kankakee Co, IL, United StatesB.
Note*Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz and Louise Reka Neitz never saw one another after they left home and got married, according to Julia Turner Gervias. 
Census*Census: Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz and Fred P Lottman appeared on the census of 15 April 1910 at Ashkum Twsp, Iroquois Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz and Fred P Lottman appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 at Washington Twsp, Whitley Co, IN, United StatesB, Washington Twsp, Whitley Co, IN; ED-184, 2 Jan 1920, p285 6A. 
Residence*Residence: Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz and Fred P Lottman lived at Logansport, Cass Co, IN, United StatesB, on 15 November 1929. 
CensusCensus: Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz and Fred P Lottman appeared on the census of 9 April 1930 at Washington Twsp, Cass Co, IN, United StatesB
Census*Census: Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz appeared on the census of 18 April 1940 at Logansport, Cass Co, IN, United StatesB
Note*She had a document prepared stating that her birth date was May 18, 1890 in Germany, and that her parents were Elise C Gronewald and Marcus F Neitz on 23 June 1942 at Logansport, Cass Co, IN, United StatesB.
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 308-07-4374; issued before 1956 at Unknown, United StatesB
Death*Death: Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz died on 2 September 1956 at Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB, at age 66 probably in or near Long Beach, California.

Family

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

John Ambrose Neitz

M, #13196, b. 28 November 1924, d. 5 September 1982
FatherFolkert Anton Neitz b. 27 Nov 1887, d. 23 Feb 1954
MotherRosa Eisele b. 1891, d. 16 Oct 1955
Relationship1st cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited12 Jan 2008
Birth*John Ambrose Neitz was born on 28 November 1924 at Odell, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: John Ambrose Neitz appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL; ED-53-29, 23 Apr 1930, p218 3A. 
(Witness) CensusCensus: John Ambrose Neitz appeared on the census of 3 April 1940 in the household of Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: John Ambrose Neitz married Irene C Hogan on 11 August 1945 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 321-24-0728; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: John Ambrose Neitz died on 5 September 1982 at Hospital, Chicago, Cook Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 57 from a blood clot 3 weeks after undergoing open heart surgery. 
Obituary*Obituary: From The Daily Leader, Pontiac, IL - Sept 6, 1982
John Neitz
     John A Neitz, 57, 601 Indiana Ave, died at noon Sunday at Loyala University Medical Center at Maywood, where he had been a patient three weeks.
     The funeral will be held at 10:30am Wednesday at St Mary's Catholic Church with Msgr. Joseph J O'Dea officiating. Burial will be in St Mary's Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 5 to 9 pm today at Duffy Funeral Home, where the rosary will be said at 8pm.
     Mr. Neitz was born Nov 28, 1924, in Odell, a son of Folkert and Rose (Eisele) Neitz. He was educated in Odell schools. He married Irene Hogan Aug 11 1945, in Odell.
     He farmed in Esmen Township for 12 years and during that time he also was a mechanic at Wolf's Battery in Pontiac for 18 years. He was senior maintenance man for the Livingston County Highway Department for the past 10 years.
     He was a member of St Mary's Catholic Church and was an extraordinary minister of the church. He was a member of the Pontiac Moose Lodge.
     Mr. Neitz was a square-dance caller in and around Poniac for many years.
     Survivors include his wife; one son, Joe of Hudson; three daughters, Mrs. Carol Miller and Mrs. Kay Morgan, both of Pontiac, and Mrs Sandy Harlan of Flanagan; one sister, Mrs Mary Favett of Pontiac; and five grandchildren.
     His parents and one brother preceded him in death.
     The family suggests memorials to St Mary's School or of the donor's choice. 
Burial*Burial: John Ambrose Neitz was buried on 8 September 1982 at St Mary's Cemetery, Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

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

Louise Reka Neitz

F, #338, b. 21 April 1893, d. 23 June 1973
FatherMarcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz b. 21 Aug 1850, d. 19 Jan 1895
MotherElise Catherina Gronewold b. 15 Jun 1865, d. 15 Nov 1929
RelationshipAunt of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited15 Feb 2013
Birth*Louise Reka Neitz was born on 21 April 1893 at GermanyB; birthplace was probably Wallinghausen, near Aurich, as her older sister was born there in 1890 and her father died there in 1895. 
BaptismShe was baptized on 22 May 1893 baptized as Alrike; by Rev Kirkof, Sponsors: Mr & Mrs. Franz Franzerh (Marie nee Nitz.) 
(Witness) ImmigrationShe immigrated on 24 July 1895 to New York City (Manhattan), New York Co, NY, United StatesB, with Elise Catherina Gronewold Elise and her three children left Bremen, Germany 8 Jul 1895 on the ship Willehad bound for Ellis Island in New York City. They arrived on 24 Jul 1895. The passenger list showed their destination as "Charleston", which we believe to be Charleston, IL -- a town about 103 miles south of Wing, IL where her brother Bernhad and family were living at the time.
     A note about their ship, the Willehad. It was built by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany, 1894. 4,761 gross tons; 383 (bp) feet long; 46 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw. Service speed 13 knots. Two masts and one funnel. There was passenger accommodation for 105-2nd class and 1,196-3rd class. Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1894 and named Willehad. Bremen-Gothenburg to Philadelphia-New York service. Seized by U.S. authorities, in 1917 and renamed Wyandotte. Scraped at Baltimore, Maryland in 1924.
Census*Census: Louise Reka Neitz appeared on the census of June 1900 at Saunemin Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) PhotoShe appeared in a photo circa 1908.
NoteShe was known by Reka before she was married, and as Louise after marriage. 
Note*She and Gertrude Kathrine (Gertie) Neitz never saw one another after they left home and got married, according to Julia Turner Gervias. 
Married Name As of 20 November 1909, her married name was Turner. 
Marriage*Marriage: Louise Reka Neitz married Jesse Walter Turner, son of James Bertram Turner and Elizabeth F Stallings, on 20 November 1909 at Worthington, Nobles Co, MN, United StatesB.
Note*Louise Reka Neitz and Jesse Walter Turner moved in 1914 at Saskatchewan, CanadaB
Census*Census: Louise Reka Neitz and Jesse Walter Turner appeared on the census of 1916 at Rudy, Saskatchewan, CanadaB
ResidenceResidence: Louise Reka Neitz and Jesse Walter Turner lived at Clair, Saskatchewan, CanadaB, on 15 November 1929. 
Note*Louise Reka Neitz moved in December 1947 at Dunster, British Columbia, CanadaB
NoteShe moved at Prince George, Fraser-Fort George Co, British Columbia, CanadaB
Residence*Residence: Louise Reka Neitz lived at Kamloops, Thompson Co, British Columbia, CanadaB, circa 1969. 
(Witness) PhotoShe appeared in a photo on 29 June 1969 at Ocheyedan, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB.
Death*Death: Louise Reka Neitz died on 23 June 1973 at Kamloops, Thompson Co, British Columbia, CanadaB, at age 80. 
Burial*Burial: Louise Reka Neitz was buried at Kamloops Cemetery, Kamloops, Thompson Co, British Columbia, CanadaB

Family

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

Mary Frances Neitz

F, #3170, b. 10 May 1917, d. 5 May 1990
FatherFolkert Anton Neitz b. 27 Nov 1887, d. 23 Feb 1954
MotherRosa Eisele b. 1891, d. 16 Oct 1955
Relationship1st cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited5 Jun 2007
Married Name Her married name was Favet. 
Marriage*Marriage: Mary Frances Neitz married Salvatore Favet
Birth*Mary Frances Neitz was born on 10 May 1917 at Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Mary Frances Neitz appeared on the census of 27 January 1920 in the household of Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Mary Frances Neitz appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL; ED-53-29, 23 Apr 1930, p218 3A. 
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 348-38-8114; issued 1963 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Mary Frances Neitz died on 5 May 1990 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 72. 
Burial*Burial: Mary Frances Neitz was buried on 9 May 1990 at St Mary's Cemetery, Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

Salvatore Favet b. 14 Oct 1915, d. Oct 1971
Marriage*Marriage: Mary Frances Neitz married Salvatore Favet

Orville Leroy Neitz

M, #3169, b. 3 August 1915, d. 4 May 1980
FatherFolkert Anton Neitz b. 27 Nov 1887, d. 23 Feb 1954
MotherRosa Eisele b. 1891, d. 16 Oct 1955
Relationship1st cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited12 Jan 2008
Birth*Orville Leroy Neitz was born on 3 August 1915 at Odell, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Orville Leroy Neitz appeared on the census of 27 January 1920 in the household of Folkert Anton Neitz and Rosa Eisele at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
Census*Census: Orville Leroy Neitz appeared on the census of 23 April 1930 at Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, Odell Twsp, Livingston Co, IL; ED-53-29, 23 Apr 1930, p218 3A. 
Marriage*Marriage: Orville Leroy Neitz married Vera Larene Wilson on 29 October 1938 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 345-24-2123; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Orville Leroy Neitz died on 4 May 1980 at Odell, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 64. 
Obituary*Obituary: Orville Neitz
     ODELL - Orville L. Neitz, 64, 416 Wolf St., Odell, died at 4:21pm Sunday at St. James Hospital.
     His funeral will be at 10am Wednesday at St Paul's Catholic Church, with the Rev Francis Ryan officiating. Burial will be in St Paul's Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 4 to 9pm Tuesday at Watson Funeral Home. Rosary will be said at 8pm
     Mr. Neitz was born Aug 3, 1915 at Odell, a son of Folkert and Rose (Eisel) Neitz. He was educated in country schools and Odell Grade School. He owned and operated the Neitz Garage, Odell, for 22 years. He was a member of St Paul's Catholic Church.
     He married Vera Wilson on Oct 22, 1938, at Pontiac. She survives
     Also surviving are two sons, Leroy A, Ft Leonard Wood, Mo, and Donald E, West Palm Beach, Fla; a daughter, Mrs Joyce M Fish, Hudson; a brother, John A Neitz, Pontiac; a sister, mary F Favet, Pontiac; and five grandchildren. 

Family

Vera Larene Wilson b. 29 Mar 1917
Marriage*Marriage: Orville Leroy Neitz married Vera Larene Wilson on 29 October 1938 at Pontiac, Livingston Co, IL, United StatesB

Bernard Clarence Nelson

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

Family

Tilda Alice Bergeson
Child

Darlene Eleanor Nelson

F, #499, b. 3 March 1929, d. 18 April 2015
Darlene Eleanor Nelson
FatherBernard Clarence Nelson
MotherTilda Alice Bergeson
Last Edited5 Apr 2019
Birth*Darlene Eleanor Nelson was born on 3 March 1929 at Inwood, Lyon Co, IA, United StatesB
BaptismShe was baptized on 31 March 1929 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Inwood, Lyon Co, IA, United StatesB
Confirmation*Confirmation: Darlene Eleanor Nelson was confirmed on 9 May 1943 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Inwood, Lyon Co, IA, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Darlene Eleanor Nelson married Donald Wilfred Drenkow, son of Fred Drenkow and Lenora Hilda Hartwig, on 12 June 1953 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Inwood, Lyon Co, IA, United StatesB.
Married Name As of 12 June 1953, her married name was Drenkow. 
Residence*Darlene Eleanor Nelson and Donald Wilfred Drenkow lived at Melvin, Osceola Co, IA, United StatesB from 1953 to 1957. 
ResidenceDarlene Eleanor Nelson and Donald Wilfred Drenkow lived at Brookings, Brookings Co, SD, United StatesB from 1957 to 1960. 
ResidenceDarlene Eleanor Nelson and Donald Wilfred Drenkow lived at Humphrey, Platte Co, NE, United StatesB from 1960 to 1963. 
ResidenceDarlene Eleanor Nelson and Donald Wilfred Drenkow lived at Columbus, Platte Co, NE, United StatesB from 1963 to 1966. 
ResidenceDarlene Eleanor Nelson and Donald Wilfred Drenkow lived at Norfolk, Madison Co, NE, United StatesB from 1966 to 1993. 
Residence* Since 1993, Darlene Eleanor Nelson lived at 601 S 15th St, Norfolk, Madison Co, NE, United StatesB
Death*Death: Darlene Eleanor Nelson died on 18 April 2015 at Norfolk, Madison Co, NE, United StatesB, at age 86. 
Obituary*Obituary:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family

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

Earl Olyle Nelson

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

Family

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

Frank Nelson

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

Family

Alma Allbrict
Child

Jack Nelson

M, #25197
Last Edited10 Feb 2021
Marriage*Marriage: Jack Nelson married Daisy Maxine Bailey, daughter of Arthur Andrew Bailey and Lena Gronewold, circa April 1956. 

Family

Daisy Maxine Bailey b. 11 May 1918, d. 11 Mar 1997

Leland (Jake) Nelson

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

Family

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

Lloyd A Nelson

M, #14226, b. 16 October 1920, d. 15 December 2001
FatherFrank Nelson
MotherAlma Allbrict
Last Edited23 Mar 2011
Birth*Lloyd A Nelson was born on 16 October 1920 at Henry, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 504-14-5329; issued before 1951 at SD, United StatesB
Death*Death: Lloyd A Nelson died on 15 December 2001 at Watertown, Codington Co, SD, United StatesB, at age 81. 

Georgia Ella Niehaus

F, #18840, b. 22 February 1910, d. 31 January 1992
Last Edited20 Jan 2005
Birth*Georgia Ella Niehaus was born on 22 February 1910 at Ireton, Sioux Co, IA, United StatesB
Married Name As of 25 November 1932, her married name was Gronewold. 
Marriage*Marriage: Georgia Ella Niehaus married Harlan Orville Gronewold, son of Bernhard (Ben) Edward Gronewold and Stella Pearl Ogee, on 25 November 1932. 
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 475-10-6755; issued before 1951 at MN, United StatesB
Death*Death: Georgia Ella Niehaus died on 31 January 1992 at age 81. 

Family

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

Anton Christian Nitz

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

Family

Gerdje Catharina Janosen
Child

Marcus Johannas Jacobus Nitz

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

Family

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

Bernice Ann Notterr

F, #1969, b. 26 January 1909, d. 16 April 1983
FatherFrank Notterr
MotherElizabeth Hartig
Last Edited2 Feb 2009
Birth*Bernice Ann Notterr was born on 26 January 1909 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
BaptismShe was baptized on 2 May 1909 at Zion Lutheran Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Confirmation*Confirmation: Bernice Ann Notterr was confirmed on 25 March 1923 at Zion Lutheran Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB.
Marriage*Marriage: Bernice Ann Notterr married Charles William Hartwig, son of Heinrich (Henry) John Hartwig and Lena E Lucht, on 23 December 1933 at Zion Lutheran Church, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name As of 23 December 1933, her married name was Hartwig. 
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 348-03-6891; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Bernice Ann Notterr died on 16 April 1983 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 74. 
Burial*Burial: Bernice Ann Notterr was buried on 19 April 1983 at Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB

Family

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

Frank Notterr

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

Family

Elizabeth Hartig
Child