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Charles Classen

M, #14276, b. 15 October 1858, d. 3 April 1923
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)Partner of Anna Lottman (1st cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Anna Lottman (b. 27 December 1863, d. 17 September 1937)

Son*Herman Classen+ (b. 29 December 1883)
Son*Henry Classen (b. October 1884, d. 1905)
Son*Carley Classen (b. January 1887, d. between 1900 and 1910)
Son*William Classen+ (b. 20 January 1887, d. August 1967)
Daughter*Annie Classen (b. February 1888)
Daughter*Tillie Classen (b. January 1889)
Daughter*Leona Classen+ (b. October 1896)
Son*Edwin Classen+ (b. 13 November 1898)

Biography

Birth15 October 1858Birth: Charles Classen was born on 15 October 1858 in Pekin, Tazewell, Illinois, United StatesB.1,2
Marriage2 September 1883Marriage: Charles Classen and Anna Lottman were married on 2 September 1883 in Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB+. License# 4067, Vol. B, Pg. 1213,4
Divorcebetween 1900 and 1910Divorce: Charles Classen and Anna Lottman were divorced between 1900 and 1910.5
Death3 April 1923Death: Charles Classen died on 3 April 1923 at age 64 in Gilman, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.6,2
Burial1923Burial: Charles Classen was buried in 1923 at Danforth CemeteryB in Danforth, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.6
Census (F)4 June 1900Charles Classen and Anna Lottman were enumerated on the census of 1900 in Danforth Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB, with Herman Classen, Henry Classen, William Classen, Carley Classen, Annie Classen, Tillie Classen, Leona Classen, and Edwin Classen.1
Census16 April 1910Census: Charles Classen appeared in the census on 16 April 1910 in Danforth, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.5

Citations

  1. [S1039] 1900 Census; IL, Iroquois Co
  2. [S4163] MyHeritage.com
  3. [S722] Information from Allen Phillips, son-in-law of Edna Lottman Shields
  4. [S254] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1763–1900 & County Marriages, 1800-1940
  5. [S908] 1910 Census; IL, Iroquois Co
  6. [S1651] U.S., Find a Grave® Index, 1600s-Current

Emma Lottman

F, #14277, b. 8 December 1871, d. 10 November 1942
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)1st cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesDescendants of Lottman / Sievers

Parents

Father*Hinrich (Henry) Dirks Lottman (b. 12 January 1831, d. 1888)
Mother*Antje Engelina (Anna) Heyen (b. 27 August 1832, d. 17 June 1909)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Reiner Reiken (b. 31 January 1859, d. 5 February 1940)

Son*Henry D Reiken+ (b. 15 November 1893, d. 8 June 1973)
Son*Richard (Dick) Reiken+ (b. 13 August 1897, d. 17 September 1947)
Son*William Reiner Reiken (b. 26 March 1900, d. 5 July 1985)
Son*Frederick Dean (Fred) Reiken (b. 27 February 1903, d. 10 May 1974)
Daughter*Ida Engeline Reiken+ (b. 25 September 1904, d. 5 May 1967)

Biography

Birth8 December 1871Birth: Emma Lottman was born on 8 December 1871 in Washington Township, Tazewell, Illinois, United StatesB.1,2,3
MarriageMarriage: Reiner Reiken and Emma Lottman were married.3
Death10 November 1942Death: Emma Lottman died on 10 November 1942 at age 70 in Ijamsville, Wabash, Indiana, United StatesB.3
BurialNovember 1942Burial: Emma Lottman was buried in November 1942 at Oaklawn CemeteryB in North Manchester, Wabash, Indiana, United StatesB.3
Witness21 June 1880Emma Lottman was enumerated on the census of 1880 with Hinrich (Henry) Dirks Lottman and Antje Engelina (Anna) Heyen in Danforth Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.4
NameEmma Lottman was also known as Emma Reiken.3

Citations

  1. [S722] Information from Allen Phillips, son-in-law of Edna Lottman Shields
  2. [S830] , International Genealogical Index (IGI) (.)
  3. [S1651] U.S., Find a Grave® Index, 1600s-Current
  4. [S830] , International Genealogical Index (IGI) (), 1880 Census - IL, Iroquois Co, Danforth Twsp, ED-128, 27 of 35.

Dirk (John) Lottman

M, #14278, b. 1866, d. 1945
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)1st cousin 2 times removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesDescendants of Lottman / Sievers

Parents

Father*Hinrich (Henry) Dirks Lottman (b. 12 January 1831, d. 1888)
Mother*Antje Engelina (Anna) Heyen (b. 27 August 1832, d. 17 June 1909)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Rachel Reiken (b. 1870, d. 1934)

Daughter*Anna Evangeline Lottman+ (b. 5 February 1890, d. 8 March 1976)
Daughter*Kassie Lottman (b. 1891)
Son*John Reiken Lottman (b. 16 October 1893, d. October 1980)
Daughter*Ida Lottman (b. 1896)
Daughter*Marie Lottman (b. 30 June 1898, d. 12 September 1939)
Daughter*Leona Cevia Lottman+ (b. 8 July 1900, d. August 1988)
Son*Henry William Lottman (b. 10 September 1902, d. 19 September 1984)
Son*Edward Lottman (b. 28 April 1905, d. September 1980)
Son*Carl Lottman (b. 8 August 1907, d. November 1967)
Son*Robert Harvey Lottman (b. 17 December 1909, d. 4 May 1982)
Son*Ernest George Lottman (b. 1913, d. 1968)

Biography

Birth1866Birth: Dirk (John) Lottman was born in 1866 in Peoria, Illinois, United StatesB+.1,2
Marriage4 March 1889Marriage: Dirk (John) Lottman and Rachel Reiken were married on 4 March 1889 in Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB+.1,3
Death1945Death: Dirk (John) Lottman died in 1945 at age ~79 in Calhoun, Iowa, United StatesB.4
Burial1945Burial: Dirk (John) Lottman was buried in 1945 at Crown Hill CemeteryB in Jolley, Calhoun, Iowa, United StatesB.4
Name1866As of 1866, Dirk (John) Lottman was also known as Dirk J Lottman.5
Witness16 June 1870He was enumerated on the census of 1870 with Hinrich (Henry) Dirks Lottman and Antje Engelina (Anna) Heyen in Washington, Tazewell, Illinois, United StatesB.6
Witness21 June 1880Dirk (John) Lottman was enumerated on the census of 1880 with Hinrich (Henry) Dirks Lottman and Antje Engelina (Anna) Heyen in Danforth Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.7
Census (F)26 April 1910Dirk (John) Lottman and Rachel Reiken were enumerated on the census of 1910 in Butler Township, Calhoun, Iowa, United StatesB, with Anna Evangeline Lottman, Kassie Lottman, John Reiken Lottman, Ida Lottman, Marie Lottman, Leona Cevia Lottman, Henry William Lottman, Edward Lottman, Carl Lottman, and Robert Harvey Lottman.1
Census-State (fam)1915State Census: Dirk (John) Lottman and Rachel Reiken appeared in the state census in 1915 in Butler Township, Calhoun, Iowa, United StatesB. Total earnings in 1914 from occupation: $1200.
Church affiliation: Methodist
Years in Iowa: 58
Census (F)27 January 1920He and Rachel Reiken were enumerated on the census of 1920 in Jolley, Calhoun, Iowa, United StatesB, with John Reiken Lottman, Marie Lottman, Leona Cevia Lottman, Henry William Lottman, Edward Lottman, Carl Lottman, Robert Harvey Lottman, and Ernest George Lottman.9
Census-State (fam)1925State Census: Dirk (John) Lottman and Rachel Reiken appeared in the state census in 1925 in Butler Township, Calhoun, Iowa, United StatesB.5
Census (F)24 April 1930He and Rachel Reiken were enumerated on the census of 1930 in Butler Township, Calhoun, Iowa, United StatesB, with John Reiken Lottman, Edward Lottman, Carl Lottman, Robert Harvey Lottman, and Ernest George Lottman.10

Citations

  1. [S1266] 1910 Census; IA, Calhoun Co
  2. [S830] , International Genealogical Index (IGI) (.)
  3. [S254] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1763–1900 & County Marriages, 1800-1940
  4. [S1651] U.S., Find a Grave® Index, 1600s-Current
  5. [S1270] 1925 Census; IA, Calhoun Co
  6. [S1271] 1870 Census; IL, Tazewell Co
  7. [S830] , International Genealogical Index (IGI) (), 1880 Census - IL, Iroquois Co, Danforth Twsp, ED-128, 27 of 35.
  8. [S1269] 1915 Census; IA, Calhoun Co
  9. [S1267] 1920 Census; IA, Calhoun Co
  10. [S1268] 1930 Census; IA, Calhoun Co

James Ray Atterholt

M, #14279
Last Edited14 April 2023
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Helen Ann Wingbigler

Son*William Edgar Atterholt (b. 12 February 1920, d. 30 April 1991)

Biography

MarriageMarriage: James Ray Atterholt and Helen Ann Wingbigler were married.1

Citations

  1. [S723] Information from Ellen Atterhold Jeffery

Helen Ann Wingbigler

F, #14280
Last Edited14 April 2023
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: James Ray Atterholt

Son*William Edgar Atterholt (b. 12 February 1920, d. 30 April 1991)

Biography

MarriageMarriage: James Ray Atterholt and Helen Ann Wingbigler were married.1
NameHelen Ann Wingbigler was also known as Helen Ann Atterholt.1

Citations

  1. [S723] Information from Ellen Atterhold Jeffery

Reka Helmina (Minnie) Huisman

F, #14286, b. 14 February 1889, d. 8 July 1971
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesDescendants of Gronewold / Hedden
Descendants of Maecken / Einfeld

Parents

Father*Helmer Jacob Huisman (b. 3 October 1852, d. 16 February 1933)
Mother*Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold (b. 15 March 1855, d. 20 January 1923)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Henry Farney (b. 18 September 1883, d. April 1953)

Daughter*Edna Farney+ (b. 24 December 1908, d. 14 September 2004)
Daughter*Dora Ruth Farney (b. 11 February 1912, d. 3 July 1990)

Biography

Birth14 February 1889Birth: Reka Helmina (Minnie) Huisman was born on 14 February 1889 in Forrest, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.1,2
Marriage12 February 1908Marriage: Henry Farney and Reka Helmina (Minnie) Huisman were married on 12 February 1908 in Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.3,4
Death8 July 1971Death: Reka Helmina (Minnie) Huisman died on 8 July 1971 at age 82 in Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB. from colon cancer. She was in a nursing home about two weeks1,3,4
Census1900Census: Reka Helmina (Minnie) Huisman appeared in the census in 1900 in Fayette Township, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.2
Name12 February 1908As of 12 February 1908, Reka Helmina (Minnie) Huisman was also known as Reka Helmina (Minnie) Farney.3,4
Residence (F)20 January 1923She and Henry Farney resided in Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB, on 20 January 1923.2
Census (F)5 April 1930She and Henry Farney were enumerated on the census of 1930 at 612 West Grove in Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.5
Residence (F)16 February 1933She and Henry Farney resided in Fairbury, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB, on 16 February 1933.2
Residence24 August 1956Residence: Reka Helmina (Minnie) Huisman lived in Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB, on 24 August 1956.2

Citations

  1. [S4512] Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  2. [S760] Information from Carolyn Ann Simburger Whatley
  3. [S721] Information from Randy Meyer
  4. [S798] Information from Michelle Wolletz and from website postings by her.
  5. [S877] 1930 Census; IL, Livingston Co

George Huisman

M, #14287, b. about 1888, d. about 1912
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesDescendants of Gronewold / Hedden
Descendants of Maecken / Einfeld

Parents

Father*Helmer Jacob Huisman (b. 3 October 1852, d. 16 February 1933)
Mother*Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold (b. 15 March 1855, d. 20 January 1923)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Biography

Birthabout 1888Birth: George Huisman was born about 1888 in Forrest, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.1,2
Deathabout 1912Death: George Huisman died about 1912 at age ~24. at age of 242

Citations

  1. [S721] Information from Randy Meyer
  2. [S760] Information from Carolyn Ann Simburger Whatley

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Geraldine Huisman

F, #14288, b. 6 April 1893
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesDescendants of Gronewold / Hedden
Descendants of Maecken / Einfeld

Parents

Father*Helmer Jacob Huisman (b. 3 October 1852, d. 16 February 1933)
Mother*Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold (b. 15 March 1855, d. 20 January 1923)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Herman Frederick Beck (b. 22 August 1885, d. June 1972)

Daughter*Helen Margaret Beck (b. 6 December 1914, d. March 1982)
Daughter*Marjorie Meta Recka Beck (b. 7 April 1919, d. 11 April 1983)

Biography

Birth6 April 1893Birth: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Geraldine Huisman was born on 6 April 1893 in Forrest, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.1,2
Marriage1911Marriage: Herman Frederick Beck and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Geraldine Huisman were married in 1911.1,3
Census1900Census: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Geraldine Huisman appeared in the census in 1900 in Fayette Township, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.2
Census1910Census: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Geraldine Huisman appeared in the census in 1910 in Fayette Township, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.2
Name1911As of 1911, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Geraldine Huisman was also known as Elizabeth (Lizzie) Geraldine Beck.1,3
Census (F)10 February 1920She and Herman Frederick Beck were enumerated on the census of 1920 in Boone Township, Wright, Iowa, United StatesB, with Helen Margaret Beck and Marjorie Meta Recka Beck.4
Residence (F)20 January 1923Elizabeth (Lizzie) Geraldine Huisman and Herman Frederick Beck resided in Drummond, Bayfield, Wisconsin, United StatesB, on 20 January 1923.2
Census (F)6 May 1930She and Herman Frederick Beck were enumerated on the census of 1930 in Drummond, Bayfield, Wisconsin, United StatesB, with Helen Margaret Beck and Marjorie Meta Recka Beck.3
Residence (F)16 February 1933Elizabeth (Lizzie) Geraldine Huisman and Herman Frederick Beck resided in Drummond, Bayfield, Wisconsin, United StatesB, on 16 February 1933.2
Residence24 August 1956Residence: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Geraldine Huisman lived in Michigan, United StatesB, on 24 August 1956.2
NoteSeptember 1979Note: in September 1979 in Midland, Midland, Michigan, United StatesB. As of April 2001, there is only one SSDI record for an Elizabeth Beck (b. 6 Apr 1893). The SSN is 369-38-7527, issued in MI in 1955. Last residence was 48640 Midland, Midland Co, MI; Death was on Sep 1979.5

Citations

  1. [S721] Information from Randy Meyer
  2. [S760] Information from Carolyn Ann Simburger Whatley
  3. [S918] 1930 Census; WI, Bayfield Co
  4. [S1253] 1920 Census; IA, Wright Co
  5. [S4512] Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014

Anna Margaret Huisman

F, #14289, b. 6 May 1891, d. 24 August 1956
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesDescendants of Gronewold / Hedden
Descendants of Maecken / Einfeld

Parents

Father*Helmer Jacob Huisman (b. 3 October 1852, d. 16 February 1933)
Mother*Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold (b. 15 March 1855, d. 20 January 1923)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Henry Martin Brandt, Jr, (b. 20 January 1883, d. 27 January 1960)

Daughter*Viola Ella Brandt (b. 27 December 1910, d. 6 April 1994)
Daughter*Bernice Anna Mae Brandt (b. 14 February 1912, d. 5 October 2001)
Son*Louie Elmer Brandt (b. 28 October 1913, d. April 1981)
Son*Albert William Brandt (b. 12 November 1915, d. 25 January 1996)
Daughter*Mildred Elizabeth Brandt+ (b. 30 August 1919, d. 22 November 2009)
Daughter*Norma Jean Brandt (b. 16 March 1929, d. 18 March 1989)

Biography

Birth6 May 1891Birth: Anna Margaret Huisman was born on 6 May 1891 in Sibley, Ford, Illinois, United StatesB.1,2
Marriage16 March 1909Marriage: Henry Martin Brandt, Jr, and Anna Margaret Huisman were married on 16 March 1909 in Sibley, Ford, Illinois, United StatesB.1,2
Death24 August 1956Death: Anna Margaret Huisman died on 24 August 1956 at age 65 at Gibson Community HospitalB in Gibson City, Ford, Illinois, United StatesB.1,2
Burial26 August 1956Burial: Anna Margaret Huisman was buried on 26 August 1956 at Mount Hope CemeteryB in Sibley, Ford, Illinois, United StatesB.2
Census1900Census: Anna Margaret Huisman appeared in the census in 1900 in Fayette Township, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.2
Name16 March 1909As of 16 March 1909, Anna Margaret Huisman was also known as Anna Margaret Brandt.1,2
Residence (F)20 January 1923She and Henry Martin Brandt, Jr, resided in Sibley, Ford, Illinois, United StatesB, on 20 January 1923.2
Census (F)2 April 1930She and Henry Martin Brandt, Jr, were enumerated on the census of 1930 in Drummer Township, Ford, Illinois, United StatesB.3
Residence (F)16 February 1933She and Henry Martin Brandt, Jr, resided in Gibson City, Ford, Illinois, United StatesB, on 16 February 1933.2
Note (fam)Henry Martin Brandt, Jr, and she. members of St John Lutheran Church near Anchor.2
Obituary24 August 1956Obituary: The obituary for Anna was recorded on 24 August 1956. The Daily Pantagraph
Mrs Anna Brandt
ANCHOR -- Mrs Anna Margaret Brandt, 64, died at 12:30 pm Thursday at Gibson Community Hospital in Gibson City. She had been a patient one day.
Her funeral will be at 2:30 pm Sunday at St John's Church near Anchor, with the Rev Alexander Youck officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at Sibley. Visitation was to begin at 10 am Friday at the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City.
Mrs Brandt was born May 6, 1892, in Sibley, a daughter of Helmer and Meta Gronewald Huisman. She was married to Henry M Brandt March 16, 1909, in Sibley. She was a member of St John's Lutheran Church.
Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Viola Brookstra, Elgin; Mrs Bernice Shreves, Paxton; Mrs Mildred Jamison, Elliott; Miss Norma, Sibley; two sons, Louie, Tremont; Albert, Sibley; four sisters, Mrs. Minne Farney, Pontiac; Mrs Lizzie Beck, Michigan; Mrs. (??? Unreadable - Lena) Ross, Hutchinson, Minn; Mrs. Grace Towner, Litchfield; a brother, Elmer Huisman, Forrest.
She was preceded in death by a brother.2
Memo (fam)Memo: (The following is a newspaper article about the family of Henry M Brandt.)
Henry M Brandt
Henry M Brandt, Jr. was born not too long after his parents immigrated to the United States from Germany. They settle in Ford County in the early 1800's and farmed three miles northeast of Sibley, Illinois. They had eight children born to them six boys and two girls who all became farmers in different parts of the country. The oldest sons became wheat ranchers in the state of Washington. The other children stayed in and around Ford County and became farmers. Henry married Anna Huisman in 1910 and he farmed in Livingston County for a year and then rented the Horace McClure farm 6 miles northwest of Gibson City where he farmed for twenty years. They raised six children when they lived on the McClure farm.
Viola (b. 1910) graduated from Drummer Township High School in 1931. She worked at the Elgin National Watch Company for 21 years. She married Gerald Brookstra in 1951. He worked for the Chicago, Milwaukee Railroad and died in Feb. 1956 of a heart attack. Then she married L. Paul Lowe in 1960. He taught school in southern Illinois and retired in 1972. He died in 1975
Bernice graduated from Drummer Township High School in 1931. She married Floyd Shreves in 1939 and they live in Paxton. Floyd is retired from the Gas Company after 23 years of service.
Louie was married to Marguerite Taylor. Louie did some farming with his dad and served in the armed forces during World War II. After his discharge from the service he worked for Doc May in construction. He died in April 1981. Marguerite works part time at the Gibson Hospital.
Albert was also a farmer and served in the Navy during World War II for a couple of years. After his discharge from the service he farmed the Edith Ashley Farris farm until his retirement in 1981. He is married to the former Gerdy Blanck of Buckley, Illinois and they live in Sibley, Ill.
Mildred is married to Leslie Jamison and they have made their home in Elliott, Illinois most of their married life. Leslie was Township Road Commissioner for a number of years.
Norma Jean is married to Jean Lehman. They live in Urbana, Ill. Norma was a beauty operator but gave it up after marriage. Jean is in the heating and air conditioning business.
Henry bought the Troyer farm in 1935 and lived there until he died in 1960.2

Citations

  1. [S721] Information from Randy Meyer
  2. [S760] Information from Carolyn Ann Simburger Whatley
  3. [S917] 1930 Census; IL, Ford Co

Gretka (Grace) Elizabeth Huisman

F, #14290, b. 1 November 1898, d. 26 February 1994
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesDescendants of Gronewold / Hedden
Descendants of Maecken / Einfeld

Parents

Father*Helmer Jacob Huisman (b. 3 October 1852, d. 16 February 1933)
Mother*Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold (b. 15 March 1855, d. 20 January 1923)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Edward Russell Towner, Sr, (b. 9 December 1901, d. July 1981)

Son*Edward Russell Towner, Jr+ (b. 8 March 1924, d. 4 June 2002)

Biography

Birth1 November 1898Birth: Gretka (Grace) Elizabeth Huisman was born on 1 November 1898 in Forrest, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.1,2
Marriage19 June 1922Marriage: Edward Russell Towner, Sr, and Gretka (Grace) Elizabeth Huisman were married on 19 June 1922.3,1
Divorce1945Divorce: Edward Russell Towner, Sr, and Gretka (Grace) Elizabeth Huisman were divorced in 1945 in Illinois, United StatesB.1
Death26 February 1994Death: Gretka (Grace) Elizabeth Huisman died on 26 February 1994 at age 95 at Walnut Ridge Healthcare CenterB in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United StatesB.1,2
Burial2 March 1994Burial: Gretka (Grace) Elizabeth Huisman was buried on 2 March 1994 at Oak Hill CemeteryB in Buckhart, Sangamon, Illinois, United StatesB.1
Census1900Census: Gretka (Grace) Elizabeth Huisman appeared in the census in 1900 in Fayette Township, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.1
Census1910Census: Gretka (Grace) Elizabeth Huisman appeared in the census in 1910 in Fayette Township, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.1
Census1920Census: Gretka (Grace) Elizabeth Huisman appeared in the census in 1920 in Fayette Township, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.1
Name19 June 1922As of 19 June 1922, Gretka (Grace) Elizabeth Huisman was also known as Gretka (Grace) Elizabeth Towner.3,1
Residence (F)20 January 1923She and Edward Russell Towner, Sr, resided in Sibley, Ford, Illinois, United StatesB, on 20 January 1923.1
Residence (F)16 February 1933She and Edward Russell Towner, Sr, resided in Sibley, Ford, Illinois, United StatesB, on 16 February 1933.1
Residence (F)from 1934 to 1963She and Edward Russell Towner, Sr, resided in Litchfield, Montgomery, Illinois, United StatesB, from 1934 to 1963.1
Residence24 August 1956Residence: Gretka (Grace) Elizabeth Huisman lived in Litchfield, Montgomery, Illinois, United StatesB, on 24 August 1956.1
Residence (F)from 1963 to 1990She and Edward Russell Towner, Sr, resided in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United StatesB, from 1963 to 1990.1
Note1991Note: in 1991. January 29, 1991 (RE: Pat Towner, Rick's wife)" Grandma is still in Dirkson House. We haven't been able to see her because for the last 2 weeks she's been in isolation. She stepped on a tack (it fell off the bullitin board next to her bed and into her shoe!) and then she got a staff infection. The doctors are treating it, but discourage visitors because it's contageous. Grandma is still in therapy for walking with a walker. She is progressing but still needs help."
June 9, 1991 (RE: Pat Towner) "Grandma had a stroke. She hasn't been able to speak since then and her eyes are half closed. She can't use her right arm & hand."1
Residence28 September 1991Residence: Gretka (Grace) Elizabeth Huisman lived in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United StatesB, on 28 September 1991.1
ObituaryObituary: The obituary for Gretka was recorded. Grace E Towner
Grace E Towner, 95 of Springfield died at 12:20 pm Saturday at Walnut Ridge Healthcare Center.
She was born Nov. 1, 1898, in Forrest, the daughter of Helmer and Meta Gronewald Huisman. She married Edward R. Towner in 1922. Preceding her in death were her husband in 1981, a brother and four sisters.
Mrs. Towner was a machine opertor at Owen's Manufacturing Co. and FW Menas Co. for 12 years. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Roxie) Simburger of Temple, Ariz., and Mrs. Delores Walker of Bigsonton, Fla.; a son, Edward R Towner of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services at 9 am Wednesday at Staub Funeral Home, the Rev Thomas Radke officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Buckhart.

(Another Obituary)
Grace Towner
Former Litchfield resident Grace E Towner died Saturday, February 26, 1994, in Walnut Ridge Healthcare Center, Springfield.
Mrs. Towner, 95 last November 1, lived in Litchfield for more than 30 years. She was a machine operator at Owen's Manufacturing company and at FW Means company. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.
She was born in Forrest, a daughter of Helmer and Meta Gronewald Huisman. She married Edward R. Towner in 1922. He died in 1981.
Also preceding her in death were a brother and four sisters.
Survivors include two daughters, Roxie, wife of Bernard Simburger of Tempe, Ariz., and Delores Walker of Gisonton, Fla.; a son, Edward Towner of Springfield; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in Staab Funeral Home, Springfield. Burial was in Oak hill Cemetery in Buckhart.4

Citations

  1. [S760] Information from Carolyn Ann Simburger Whatley
  2. [S4512] Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  3. [S721] Information from Randy Meyer
  4. [S1] Information from Ted Cash; Charlotte, NC 28211

Lena (Helene) Amelia Huisman

F, #14291, b. 19 September 1895, d. 28 September 1991
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesDescendants of Gronewold / Hedden
Descendants of Maecken / Einfeld

Parents

Father*Helmer Jacob Huisman (b. 3 October 1852, d. 16 February 1933)
Mother*Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold (b. 15 March 1855, d. 20 January 1923)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Thomas Ross (b. 20 May 1892, d. 28 August 1969)

Biography

Birth19 September 1895Birth: Lena (Helene) Amelia Huisman was born on 19 September 1895 in Forrest, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.1,2,3,3
Marriage12 November 1919Marriage: Thomas Ross and Lena (Helene) Amelia Huisman were married on 12 November 1919 in Clarion, Bureau, Illinois, United StatesB.2,3
Death28 September 1991Death: Lena (Helene) Amelia Huisman died on 28 September 1991 at age 96 at Grundy County Memorial HospitalB in Grundy Center, Grundy, Iowa, United StatesB.4,3
Burial1 October 1991Burial: Lena (Helene) Amelia Huisman was buried on 1 October 1991 at Rose Hill CemeteryB in Grundy Center, Grundy, Iowa, United StatesB.3
Census1900Census: Lena (Helene) Amelia Huisman appeared in the census in 1900 in Fayette Township, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.3
Census1910Census: Lena (Helene) Amelia Huisman appeared in the census in 1910 in Fayette Township, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.3
Note1913When she was 18 she moved to Renwick to live with her sister. Here she met Thomas Ross3
Name12 November 1919As of 12 November 1919, Lena (Helene) Amelia Huisman was also known as Lena (Helene) Amelia Ross.2,3
Memo (fam)Helene and Tom farmed near Fergus Falls, MN, and later moved to Kenosha, WI, Alexandria, Hampton, and then came to Grundy Center in 19652,3
Residence (F)20 January 1923She and Thomas Ross resided in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United StatesB, on 20 January 1923.3
Residence (F)16 February 1933She and Thomas Ross resided in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesB, on 16 February 1933.3
Note (fam)Thomas Ross and she. had no children2
Residence24 August 1956Residence: Lena (Helene) Amelia Huisman lived in Hutchinson, McLeod, Minnesota, United StatesB, on 24 August 1956.3
Residence21 January 1977Residence: Lena (Helene) Amelia Huisman lived in Grundy Center, Grundy, Iowa, United StatesB, on 21 January 1977.2,5

Citations

  1. [S4512] Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Date from SSDI
  2. [S721] Information from Randy Meyer
  3. [S760] Information from Carolyn Ann Simburger Whatley
  4. [S4512] Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  5. [S732] Information from Mary Pfann; 945 S Euclid Ave; Pasadena, CA 91106-4259

Elmer Jacob Huisman

M, #14292, b. 15 October 1901, d. 18 April 1979
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)1st cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesDescendants of Gronewold / Hedden
Descendants of Maecken / Einfeld

Parents

Father*Helmer Jacob Huisman (b. 3 October 1852, d. 16 February 1933)
Mother*Meta Jacobina Catherina Gronewold (b. 15 March 1855, d. 20 January 1923)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Maebelle (Mae) Howard (b. 22 March 1902, d. 23 January 1996)

Son*Elmer H Huisman (b. 12 July 1928, d. 12 June 2001)

Biography

Birth15 October 1901Birth: Elmer Jacob Huisman was born on 15 October 1901 in Sibley, Ford, Illinois, United StatesB.1,2
Marriage22 December 1925Marriage: Elmer Jacob Huisman and Maebelle (Mae) Howard were married on 22 December 1925 in Rantoul, Champaign, Illinois, United StatesB.3,2
Death18 April 1979Death: Elmer Jacob Huisman died on 18 April 1979 at age 77 in Forrest, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.4,2
Burial21 April 1979Burial: Elmer Jacob Huisman was buried on 21 April 1979 at Forrest CemeteryB in Forrest, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.2
Census1910Census: Elmer Jacob Huisman appeared in the census in 1910 in Fayette Township, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.2
Census1920Census: Elmer Jacob Huisman appeared in the census in 1920 in Fayette Township, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB.2
Residence (F)20 January 1923He and Maebelle (Mae) Howard resided in Sibley, Ford, Illinois, United StatesB, on 20 January 1923.2
Census (F)3 April 1930He and Maebelle (Mae) Howard were enumerated on the census of 1930 at 3rd Street in Sibley, Ford, Illinois, United StatesB.5
Residence (F)16 February 1933He and Maebelle (Mae) Howard resided in Sibley, Ford, Illinois, United StatesB, on 16 February 1933.2
Residence24 August 1956Residence: Elmer Jacob Huisman lived in Forrest, Livingston, Illinois, United StatesB, on 24 August 1956.2
Note1976Note: in 1976. had a stroke and his wife put him in a nursing home3

Citations

  1. [S4512] Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  2. [S760] Information from Carolyn Ann Simburger Whatley
  3. [S721] Information from Randy Meyer
  4. [S4512] Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, __ Apr 1979
  5. [S877] 1930 Census; IL, Livingston Co

Louis Drexel

M, #14293
Last Edited14 April 2023
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Pauline Goettsche

Daughter*Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel+ (b. 18 July 1889, d. 31 August 1971)

Biography

MarriageMarriage: Louis Drexel and Pauline Goettsche were married.1

Citations

  1. [S721] Information from Randy Meyer

Pauline Goettsche

F, #14294
Last Edited14 April 2023
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Louis Drexel

Daughter*Louise Emma Dorothea Drexel+ (b. 18 July 1889, d. 31 August 1971)

Biography

MarriageMarriage: Louis Drexel and Pauline Goettsche were married.1
NamePauline Goettsche was also known as Pauline Drexel.1

Citations

  1. [S721] Information from Randy Meyer

Fredrick Johann Heinrich (Fritz) Meyer

M, #14295
Last Edited14 April 2023
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Rebecka Robert

Son*Dietrich (Dick) Meyer+ (b. 27 August 1887, d. 16 April 1951)

Biography

MarriageMarriage: Fredrick Johann Heinrich (Fritz) Meyer and Rebecka Robert were married.1

Citations

  1. [S721] Information from Randy Meyer

Rebecka Robert

F, #14296
Last Edited14 April 2023
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Fredrick Johann Heinrich (Fritz) Meyer

Son*Dietrich (Dick) Meyer+ (b. 27 August 1887, d. 16 April 1951)

Biography

MarriageMarriage: Fredrick Johann Heinrich (Fritz) Meyer and Rebecka Robert were married.1
NameRebecka Robert was also known as Rebecka Meyer.1

Citations

  1. [S721] Information from Randy Meyer

Clarence Friedrich Bernard Meyer

M, #14297, b. 3 December 1912, d. 17 March 1971
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesDescendants of Gronewold / Hedden
Descendants of Maecken / Einfeld

Parents

Father*Dietrich (Dick) Meyer (b. 27 August 1887, d. 16 April 1951)
Mother*Sophia Bernadine Gronewold (b. 27 January 1893, d. 17 July 1978)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Vivian Evelyn Walters (b. 17 September 1918)

Daughter*Shirley Ann Meyer (b. 27 December 1941, d. 9 March 1982)
Daughter*Marilyn Marie Meyer (b. 27 September 1943, d. 8 November 1995)

Biography

Birth3 December 1912Birth: Clarence Friedrich Bernard Meyer was born on 3 December 1912 in Cissna Park, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.1
Marriage23 February 1941Marriage: Clarence Friedrich Bernard Meyer and Vivian Evelyn Walters were married on 23 February 1941 at St James Lutheran ChurchB in Reynolds, White, Indiana, United StatesB.1
Death17 March 1971Death: Clarence Friedrich Bernard Meyer died on 17 March 1971 at age 58 at St Elizabeth Medical CenterB in LaFayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United StatesB. of suicide1
Burial20 March 1971Burial: Clarence Friedrich Bernard Meyer was buried on 20 March 1971 at Tippecanoe Memorial Gardens CemeteryB in West LaFayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United StatesB.1
Baptism26 December 1912Baptism: Clarence Friedrich Bernard Meyer was baptized on 26 December 1912 at Immanuel Lutheran ChurchB in Ash Grove Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.1
Census15 April 1930Census: Clarence Friedrich Bernard Meyer appeared in the census on 15 April 1930 in Princeton Township, White, Indiana, United StatesB.2

Citations

  1. [S721] Information from Randy Meyer
  2. [S921] 1930 Census; IN, White Co

(Velma) Wilma Anna Marie Meyer

F, #14298, b. 16 August 1915, d. 9 November 1998
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesDescendants of Gronewold / Hedden
Descendants of Maecken / Einfeld

Parents

Father*Dietrich (Dick) Meyer (b. 27 August 1887, d. 16 April 1951)
Mother*Sophia Bernadine Gronewold (b. 27 January 1893, d. 17 July 1978)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Harold Emil Rosentreter (b. 15 June 1910, d. 18 February 2008)

Biography

Birth16 August 1915Birth: (Velma) Wilma Anna Marie Meyer was born on 16 August 1915 in Buckley, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.1
Marriage20 February 1938Marriage: Harold Emil Rosentreter and (Velma) Wilma Anna Marie Meyer were married on 20 February 1938 at St James Lutheran ChurchB in Reynolds, White, Indiana, United StatesB.1
Death9 November 1998Death: (Velma) Wilma Anna Marie Meyer died on 9 November 1998 at age 83 at Tioga Pines Nursing HomeB in Monticello, White, Indiana, United StatesB.1
BurialBurial: (Velma) Wilma Anna Marie Meyer was buried at St James Lutheran CemeteryB in Reynolds, White, Indiana, United StatesB.1
Baptism8 September 1915Baptism: (Velma) Wilma Anna Marie Meyer was baptized on 8 September 1915 at Immanuel Lutheran ChurchB in Ash Grove Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United StatesB.1
Census15 April 1930Census: (Velma) Wilma Anna Marie Meyer appeared in the census on 15 April 1930 in Princeton Township, White, Indiana, United StatesB.2
Name20 February 1938As of 20 February 1938, (Velma) Wilma Anna Marie Meyer was also known as (Velma) Wilma Anna Marie Rosentreter.1
Residencebetween 1970 and July 1998Residence: (Velma) Wilma Anna Marie Meyer lived in Monticello, White, Indiana, United StatesB, between 1970 and July 1998.1
Residence17 March 1971Residence: (Velma) Wilma Anna Marie Meyer lived in Brookston, White, Indiana, United StatesB, on 17 March 1971.1
Noteafter 1995Note: after 1995 in Monticello, White, Indiana, United StatesB. was ill with Alzheimer disease1

Citations

  1. [S721] Information from Randy Meyer
  2. [S921] 1930 Census; IN, White Co

Unknown Meyer

U, #14299, d. between 1919 and 1922
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesDescendants of Gronewold / Hedden
Descendants of Maecken / Einfeld

Parents

Father*Dietrich (Dick) Meyer (b. 27 August 1887, d. 16 April 1951)
Mother*Sophia Bernadine Gronewold (b. 27 January 1893, d. 17 July 1978)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Biography

Deathbetween 1919 and 1922Death: Unknown Meyer died between 1919 and 1922 in Wolcott, White, Indiana, United StatesB.1
Stillbornbetween 1919 and 1922Unknown Meyer was stillborn between 1919 and 1922 in Wolcott, White, Indiana, United StatesB.1

Citations

  1. [S721] Information from Randy Meyer

Marvin Richard Meyer

M, #14300, b. 22 September 1922, d. 25 November 2002
Last Edited14 April 2023
Relationship(s)2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
ReferencesDescendants of Gronewold / Hedden
Descendants of Maecken / Einfeld

Parents

Father*Dietrich (Dick) Meyer (b. 27 August 1887, d. 16 April 1951)
Mother*Sophia Bernadine Gronewold (b. 27 January 1893, d. 17 July 1978)
Interactive Pedigree Chart

Family: Betty Maxine Moore (b. 28 December 1924)

Biography

Birth22 September 1922Birth: Marvin Richard Meyer was born on 22 September 1922 in Wolcott, White, Indiana, United StatesB.1
Marriage25 February 1945Marriage: Marvin Richard Meyer and Betty Maxine Moore were married on 25 February 1945 at St James Lutheran ChurchB in Reynolds, White, Indiana, United StatesB.1
Death25 November 2002Death: Marvin Richard Meyer died on 25 November 2002 at age 80 in Palmetto, Manatee, Florida, United StatesB.2
Baptism22 October 1922Baptism: Marvin Richard Meyer was baptized on 22 October 1922 in Wolcott, White, Indiana, United StatesB.1
Census15 April 1930Census: Marvin Richard Meyer appeared in the census on 15 April 1930 in Princeton Township, White, Indiana, United StatesB.3
Residence17 March 1971Residence: Marvin Richard Meyer lived in Monticello, White, Indiana, United StatesB, on 17 March 1971.1
Residence (F)2000He and Betty Maxine Moore resided in Palmetto, Manatee, Florida, United StatesB, in 2000.1

Citations

  1. [S721] Information from Randy Meyer
  2. [S4512] Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Social Security Death Index about Marvin MeyerName: Marvin MeyerSSN: 307-26-2594Last Residence: 34221 Palmetto, Manatee, Florida, United States of AmericaBorn: 22 Sep 1922Died: 25 Nov 2002State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951)
  3. [S921] 1930 Census; IN, White Co