John Mears

M, b. May 1853, d. 1933
Father*Andrew Mears b. 20 Dec 1816, d. 15 Dec 1903
Mother*Margaret Howard b. 7 Oct 1824, d. 7 Dec 1904
  • John Mears was born in May 1853 at Canada also reported as October 1852.
  • He was the son of Andrew Mears and Margaret Howard.
  • John Mears married Helen Farrell, daughter of Patrick Farrell and Julia Harrington, on 25 November 1879 also reported as 25 Nov 1880.
  • John Mears was buried in 1933 at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery; New Loreto, Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin, row 9.1
  • He died in 1933.
Census DateLocation
30 August 1860Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJohn Mears was listed in Andrew Mears's household on the 1860 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
1 July 1870Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJohn Mears was listed in Andrew Mears's household on the 1870 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
10 June 1880Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinJohn Mears was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.4
13 June 1900Bear Creek Town, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Bear Creek Town, Sauk, Wisconsin.5
28 April 1910Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.6
4 June 1920Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.7
26 April 1930Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as father in William P. Mears's household on the 1930 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; Living next door to Martin Mears.8
     Circa 1918 JOHN MEARS for more than a generation has represented much of the
solid business enterprise and substantial citizenship of Bear Creek
Township.
He was born in Canada in October, 1852, but when he was three
years of age, in 1855, his parents, Andrew and Margaret (Howard)
Mears, came to the United States and settled on eighty acres of land in
Franklin Township of Sauk County. To the clearing and developing of
this land his father gave the best of his subsequent years. Both parents
are now deceased. Their children were: John, Mary (now deceased),
Martin, Nellie, Michael, James, Johanna, Margaret (deceased) and
Andrew.
John Mears was reared and educated in Sauk County, attended the
public schools, and in 1880 he located on the farm of 160 acres which
he still owns and manages as a general farming and stock-raising enterprise.
Besides farming he has also long been active as a builder and contractor. A capable man in the management of his. own affairs, Mr.
Mears has again and again been sought for public duty, and is now and
for a number of years has been chairman of the town board and has
also filled various school offices. He is a democrat in politics and a member
of the Catholic Church.
November 25, 1880, he married Miss Helen Farrell, daughter of Patrick
and Julia (Harrington) Farrell, of Bear Creek Township. Mr. and
Mrs. Mears have five children: James, who married Molly Purcell;
Thomas, who married Stella Mears; Mary, wife of M. T. Drea; Margaret,
unmarried; and William, who -married Clara Fargen. The daughter
Mary has six children, named: Willie, Catherine, Margaret, Joseph,
Jane and Lawrence. William and wife have two children: Henry and
Julia, twins, born in 1917.

Children of John Mears and Helen Farrell

Citations

  1. [S180] Wisconsin Sauk Co Cemetery Records Vol 6, page 16.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 155. Dwelling 1175.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 16. Dwelling 117.
  4. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 84. ED264. Sheet 9.
  5. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 129. Dwelling 58.
  6. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED110. Dwelling 70. Sheet 4B.
  7. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 162. ED160.
  8. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-8. Dwelling 165.

Helen Farrell

F, b. June 1852, d. 1929
Father*Patrick Farrell
Mother*Julia Harrington
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHelen Farrell was also known as Ellen.
Married Namecirca 1879As of circa 1879,her married name was Mears.
  • Helen Farrell was born in June 1852 at New York.
  • She was the daughter of Patrick Farrell and Julia Harrington.
  • Helen Farrell married John Mears, son of Andrew Mears and Margaret Howard, on 25 November 1879 also reported as 25 Nov 1880.
  • Helen Farrell died in 1929.
  • She was buried in 1929 at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery; New Loreto, Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin, row 9.1
Census DateLocation
10 June 1880Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinHelen Farrell was listed as wife in John Mears's household on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
13 June 1900Bear Creek Town, Sauk, WisconsinHelen Farrell was listed as wife in John Mears's household on the 1900 Census at Bear Creek Town, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
28 April 1910Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinHelen Farrell was listed as wife in John Mears's household on the 1910 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.4
4 June 1920Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinHelen Farrell was listed as wife in John Mears's household on the 1920 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.5

Children of Helen Farrell and John Mears

Citations

  1. [S180] Wisconsin Sauk Co Cemetery Records Vol 6, page 16.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 84. ED264. Sheet 9.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 129. Dwelling 58.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED110. Dwelling 70. Sheet 4B.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 162. ED160.

Thomas Edward Mears

M, b. 5 July 1880, d. 22 April 1965
Father*John Mears b. May 1853, d. 1933
Mother*Helen Farrell b. Jun 1852, d. 1929
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationThomas Edward Mears was also known as Tom.
  • Thomas Edward Mears was born on 5 July 1880 at Sauk, Wisconsin, Twin with James.
  • He was the son of John Mears and Helen Farrell.
  • Thomas Edward Mears married Stella Martha Mears, daughter of Michael Mears and Anna M. Kaney, circa 1909 first cousins.
  • Thomas Edward Mears died on 22 April 1965 at Racine, Wisconsin, at age 84 Thomas Mears obituary.
    Madison Capital Times April 24, 1965 - Thomas Mears obituary
Census DateLocation
13 June 1900Bear Creek Town, Sauk, WisconsinThomas Edward Mears was listed as a son in John Mears's household on the 1900 Census at Bear Creek Town, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
28 April 1910Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinThomas Edward Mears was listed as a son in John Mears's household on the 1910 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
23 January 1920Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinThomas Edward Mears was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
10 April 1930Spring Green Village, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Spring Green Village, Sauk, Wisconsin.4
1940Baraboo, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin.5
     Thomas Edward Mears obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Wisconsin. On 12 September 1918 at Sauk, Wisconsin, occupation: saloon keeper.

Children of Thomas Edward Mears and Stella Martha Mears

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 129. Dwelling 58.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED110. Dwelling 70. Sheet 4B.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED164. Sheet 10B. Dwelling 185.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-35. Dwelling 118. Sheet 5B.
  5. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4523; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 56-6.

James Mears

M, b. 5 July 1880
Father*John Mears b. May 1853, d. 1933
Mother*Helen Farrell b. Jun 1852, d. 1929
  • James Mears was born on 5 July 1880 at Sauk, Wisconsin, Twin with Thomas.
  • He was the son of John Mears and Helen Farrell.
Census DateLocation
13 June 1900Bear Creek Town, Sauk, WisconsinJames Mears was listed as a son in John Mears's household on the 1900 Census at Bear Creek Town, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
28 April 1910Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinJames Mears was listed as a son in John Mears's household on the 1910 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 129. Dwelling 58.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED110. Dwelling 70. Sheet 4B.

Mary Mears

F, b. July 1884, d. 1953
Father*John Mears b. May 1853, d. 1933
Mother*Helen Farrell b. Jun 1852, d. 1929
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1907As of circa 1907,her married name was Drea.
  • Mary Mears was born in July 1884 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of John Mears and Helen Farrell.
  • Mary Mears married Michael T. Drea, son of William Drea and Catherine Aspel, circa 1907.
  • Mary Mears was buried in 1953 at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery; New Loreto, Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.
    Michael and Mary Drea tombstone
  • She died in 1953.
Census DateLocation
13 June 1900Bear Creek Town, Sauk, WisconsinMary Mears was listed as a daughter in John Mears's household on the 1900 Census at Bear Creek Town, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Children of Mary Mears and Michael T. Drea

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 129. Dwelling 58.

William P. Mears

M, b. June 1888, d. 12 November 1954
Father*John Mears b. May 1853, d. 1933
Mother*Helen Farrell b. Jun 1852, d. 1929
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilliam P. Mears was also known as W. P.
  • William P. Mears was born in June 1888 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of John Mears and Helen Farrell.
  • William P. Mears married Clara Anna Fargen, daughter of Martin Fargen and Mary King, circa 1914.
  • William P. Mears died on 12 November 1954 at Richland Center, Richland, Wisconsin, at age 66 William P Mears obituary.
    Madison Wisconsin State Journal November 14, 1954 - William P Mears obituary
  • He was buried after 12 November 1954 at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery; New Loreto, Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin, row 8.1
Census DateLocation
13 June 1900Bear Creek Town, Sauk, WisconsinWilliam P. Mears was listed as a son in John Mears's household on the 1900 Census at Bear Creek Town, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
28 April 1910Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinWilliam P. Mears was listed as a son in John Mears's household on the 1910 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
4 July 1920Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinWilliam P. Mears was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin, Two doors away from John Mears..4
26 April 1930Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin, Living next door to Martin Mears..5

Children of William P. Mears and Clara Anna Fargen

Citations

  1. [S180] Wisconsin Sauk Co Cemetery Records Vol 6, page 16.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 129. Dwelling 58.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED110. Dwelling 70. Sheet 4B.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 160.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-8. Dwelling 165.

Margaret Mears

F, b. August 1891
Father*John Mears b. May 1853, d. 1933
Mother*Helen Farrell b. Jun 1852, d. 1929
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Knack.
Married NameHer married name was Knech.
Name VariationMargaret Mears was also known as Maggie.
Census DateLocation
13 June 1900Bear Creek Town, Sauk, WisconsinMargaret Mears was listed as a daughter in John Mears's household on the 1900 Census at Bear Creek Town, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
28 April 1910Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinMargaret Mears was listed as a daughter in John Mears's household on the 1910 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
     Margaret Mears and Henry Knech lived in 1965 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 129. Dwelling 58.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED110. Dwelling 70. Sheet 4B.

Ralph Frank Rohlfsen

M, b. 10 October 1912, d. 14 April 1996
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRalph Frank Rohlfsen was also known as Frank.
     Ralph Frank Rohlfsen obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa; last residence Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa.

Gertrude F. Popken

F, b. 20 December 1918, d. 30 December 2014
Gertrude Popken Sommervold
Father*Otto J. F. Popken b. c 1889
Mother*Emma A. Schwarting b. c 1893
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name14 February 1943As of 14 February 1943,her married name was Sommervold.
  • Gertrude F. Popken was buried at Union Creek Cemetery, Union, South Dakota.
    Gertrude and Alvin O Sommervold tombstone
  • She was born on 20 December 1918 at Portland, Plymouth, Iowa.
  • She was the daughter of Otto J. F. Popken and Emma A. Schwarting.
  • Gertrude F. Popken married Alvin O. Sommervold, son of Peter Alfred Sommervold and Olivia Abraham, on 14 February 1943 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.
  • Gertrude F. Popken died on 30 December 2014 at Akron, Iowa, at age 96 Gertrude "Gert" Sommervold, 96, of Akron, Iowa passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at the Akron Care Center in Akron.

    Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron, Iowa. Reverend Carla Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday and following the service during a time of lunch and fellowship, all at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

    Gertrude F. Popken was born December 20, 1918 on the family farm in Preston Township, rural Plymouth County, Iowa, the daughter of Otto and Emma (Schwarting) Popken. She was baptized into the Christian faith at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church - Preston Township. She attended country school in Preston Township.

    Gert was united in marriage to Alvin Sommervold on February 14, 1943 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron. She and Alvin farmed in Union County, South Dakota for over 40 years. In 1984, they retired and moved to Akron. Alvin passed away May 29, 2000. In December of 2009, Gert became a resident of the Akron Care Center.

    Gert was a longtime member of Union Creek Lutheran Church where she was active in W.E.L.C.A. for many years. Through the years, Gert enjoyed gardening, ceramics, and watching and feeding birds. She will be remembered for her cooking and baking, especially her pies. But most of all, she loved the times spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.

    Survivors include her son and his wife: Alan and April Sommervold of rural Akron; a granddaughter: Tara (Greg) Pirak of Gayville, SD and their children, Brett, Derek, and William; a granddaughter: Amber (Jim) Saloum of Sioux Falls, SD, and their daughter, Elena; a sister: Ella (Gordon) Swanson of Sioux City, IA; a brother in law: Arlo Sommervold of Sioux Falls, SD; and several nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alvin; her siblings: Bill (Regina) Popken and Lenore (Roland) Rohlfs; and her sisters in law: Mary Sommervold, Opal (Jay) Robertson, and Pearl (Henry) Wilkens.
Census DateLocation
2 January 1920Portland, Plymouth, IowaGertrude F. Popken was listed as a daughter in Otto J. F. Popken's household on the 1920 Census at Portland, Plymouth, Iowa.1
7 April 1930Portland, Plymouth, IowaGertrude F. Popken was listed as a daughter in Otto J. F. Popken's household on the 1930 Census at Portland, Plymouth, Iowa.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED136. Dwelling 72.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 37. Sheet 2B. ED75-27.

Otto J. F. Popken

M, b. circa 1889
  • Otto J. F. Popken was born circa 1889 at Germany.
  • He married Emma A. Schwarting circa 1912.
Census DateLocation
2 January 1920Portland, Plymouth, IowaOtto J. F. Popken was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Portland, Plymouth, Iowa.1
7 April 1930Portland, Plymouth, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Portland, Plymouth, Iowa.2

Children of Otto J. F. Popken and Emma A. Schwarting

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED136. Dwelling 72.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 37. Sheet 2B. ED75-27.

Emma A. Schwarting

F, b. circa 1893
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1912As of circa 1912,her married name was Popken.
  • Emma A. Schwarting was born circa 1893 at Germany.
  • She married Otto J. F. Popken circa 1912.
Census DateLocation
2 January 1920Portland, Plymouth, IowaEmma A. Schwarting was listed as wife in Otto J. F. Popken's household on the 1920 Census at Portland, Plymouth, Iowa.1
7 April 1930Portland, Plymouth, IowaEmma A. Schwarting was listed as wife in Otto J. F. Popken's household on the 1930 Census at Portland, Plymouth, Iowa.2

Children of Emma A. Schwarting and Otto J. F. Popken

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED136. Dwelling 72.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 37. Sheet 2B. ED75-27.

Jay Douglas Robertson

M, b. 16 July 1919, d. 27 June 1984
Father*John Robertson b. c 1895
Mother*Ruth Dean b. c 1896
  • Jay Douglas Robertson was born on 16 July 1919 at LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa.
  • He was the son of John Robertson and Ruth Dean.
  • Jay Douglas Robertson married Opal E. Sommervold, daughter of Peter Alfred Sommervold and Olivia Abraham, on 8 June 1949 at Union Creek Church, Union, South Dakota, County of Residence: Union.1
  • Jay Douglas Robertson died on 27 June 1984 at age 64.
  • He was buried after 27 June 1984 at Union Creek Cemetery, Union, South Dakota.
Census DateLocation
11 February 1920Grant, Plymouth, IowaJay Douglas Robertson was listed as an unnamed baby son in John Robertson's household on the 1920 Census at Grant, Plymouth, Iowa.2

Child of Jay Douglas Robertson and Opal E. Sommervold

Citations

  1. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED128. Dwelling 110.

John Robertson

M, b. circa 1895
  • John Robertson married Ruth Dean.
  • John Robertson was born circa 1895 at Iowa.
Census DateLocation
11 February 1920Grant, Plymouth, IowaJohn Robertson was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Grant, Plymouth, Iowa.1

Children of John Robertson and Ruth Dean

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED128. Dwelling 110.

Ruth Dean

F, b. circa 1896
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Robertson.
  • Ruth Dean married John Robertson.
  • Ruth Dean was born circa 1896 at Iowa.
Census DateLocation
11 February 1920Grant, Plymouth, IowaRuth Dean was listed as wife in John Robertson's household on the 1920 Census at Grant, Plymouth, Iowa.1

Children of Ruth Dean and John Robertson

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED128. Dwelling 110.

Denise Robertson

F, b. 29 July 1957, d. 29 November 1962
Father*Jay Douglas Robertson b. 16 Jul 1919, d. 27 Jun 1984
Mother*Opal E. Sommervold b. 1 May 1918, d. 4 Dec 2005

Henry Christian Wilkens

M, b. 4 January 1917, d. 12 June 1981
Father*Fred H. Wilkens
Mother*Anna Renken
  • Henry Christian Wilkens was born on 4 January 1917 at Big Springs, Union, South Dakota.
  • He was the son of Fred H. Wilkens and Anna Renken.
  • Henry Christian Wilkens was baptized on 17 January 1917 at Peace Lutheran Church.
  • He married Pearl E. Sommervold, daughter of Peter Alfred Sommervold and Olivia Abraham, on 14 February 1946 at Union Creek Church, Union, South Dakota, County of Residence: Union.1
  • Henry Christian Wilkens died on 12 June 1981 at Morningside Manor, Alcester, Union, South Dakota, at age 64.
  • He was buried on 16 June 1981 at Union Creek Cemetery, Union, South Dakota.
     Henry was confirmed in the Peace Lutheran Church on April 12, 1931. He lived in the Alcester community until entering the Army Air Corps on January 19, 1942. He returned from oversears duty in the European Theater on October 1945. During his lifetime, he was engaged in farming and served his church and community by holding positions as a Sunday School teacher, a member of the Union Creek Church council for several years and was a member of the Ludwig School Board. He was a charter member of the Alcester Veterans of Foreign Wars. Henry Christian Wilkens was a farmer.

Citations

  1. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.

Fred H. Wilkens

M

Child of Fred H. Wilkens and Anna Renken

Anna Renken

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Wilkens.

Child of Anna Renken and Fred H. Wilkens

Mary Louise Woods

F, b. 13 December 1935, d. 4 November 2008
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name11 June 1955As of 11 June 1955,her married name was Sommervold.
  • Mary Louise Woods was born on 13 December 1935 at South Dakota.
  • She died on 4 November 2008 at South Dakota at age 72 Mary Woods Sommervold, 72, born December 13, 1935 in Sioux Falls, SD passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with lymphoma. Mary attended All Saints School and graduated from Washington High School in 1952, and USD with a B.A. in 1956 and an M.F.A. 1957. She married Arlo Sommervold in 1955. Mary taught music at Cleveland, Franklin, Edison, All Saints School and Lincoln High School. Mary hosted the daytime television show Party Line, was a Director of the Dakota Savings and Loan, and the first Executive Director of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. Very active in the community, Mary was the first recipient of the Mayor’s Award for the Arts, president of the South Dakota Symphony Guild, president of the South Dakota Symphony Board of Directors, on the National Endowment for the Arts, president of the Board of Trustees of the Washington Pavilion, first woman appointed to the Board of Trustees of Sioux Valley Health System eventually serving as president, served on the Board of Directors of Minnesota Public Radio, and as president of the South Dakota Board of Education. Mary was State Chair of Teen Age Republicans, National Chair of Teen Age Republicans and started the Teen Age Republican camps. Mary was the organist for All Saints School, Calvary Cathedral and Good Sheppard Episcopal Church. She was a member of Chapter AQ of PEO Sisterhood, Pi Beta Phi sorority and the Church of St. Mary. Grateful for having shared her life is her husband, Arlo Sommervold; her four children, Mary Ann Tech (Tim), Colorado Springs, Peter Sommervold (Sue), Sioux Falls, Jon Sommervold (Cate), Sioux Falls and Sara Friesen (Scott), St. Louis Park, MN; her sister Deede Meyers (Don), Paradise Valley, AZ; and her 12 grandchildren, Alexander Tech, Mary Elizabeth Sommervold, Madeline Tech, Erik Sommervold, Kathryn Tech, Charles Sommervold, Alison Sommervold, Gunnar Sommervold, Maxwell Sommervold, Joseph Sommervold, Noah Friesen and Lillian Friesen. The family extends an invitation to join in celebration of a life so well lived in the Great Hall of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science immediately following the memorial Mass. Committal services begin at 10:00 AM Saturday, November 8, 2008 at Woodlawn Cemetery, followed by a memorial Mass at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church. The family will greet friends from 6:00 – 7:00 PM Friday at St. Mary’s with a scripture service beginning at 7:00 PM. Memorials my be directed to the Washington Pavilion or the SD Symphony.

Marvin LeRoy Jamtgaard

M, b. 15 December 1919, d. 14 January 2002
Father*Olaf L. Jamtgaard b. 2 Nov 1896, d. 4 Oct 1948
Mother*Rose L. Buum b. 9 Sep 1898, d. 13 Sep 1988
Census DateLocation
20 January 1920Big Springs, Union, South DakotaMarvin LeRoy Jamtgaard was listed as a son in Olaf L. Jamtgaard's household on the 1920 Census at Big Springs, Union, South Dakota.2
24 April 1930Big Springs, Union, South DakotaMarvin LeRoy Jamtgaard was listed as a son in Olaf L. Jamtgaard's household on the 1930 Census at Big Springs, Union, South Dakota.3
     Marvin LeRoy Jamtgaard obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Beresford, Union, South Dakota. He was a farmer.

Citations

  1. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED245. Stamp 208. Dwelling 67.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-5. Dwelling 137.

Olaf L. Jamtgaard

M, b. 2 November 1896, d. 4 October 1948
Olaf Jamtgaard circa 1909
Father*Louis O. Jamtgaard b. 7 Jun 1860, d. 1939
Mother*Anna A. Solem b. Sep 1866, d. 1904
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationOlaf L. Jamtgaard was also known as L. Olaf.
Census DateLocation
4 June 1900Sioux City, Woodbury, IowaOlaf L. Jamtgaard was listed as a son in Louis O. Jamtgaard's household on the 1900 Census at Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa.1
1905Sioux City, Woodbury, IowaOlaf L. Jamtgaard appeared on the census of 1905 in the household of Louis O. Jamtgaard at Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa; household also includes Anna Ronning.
18 April 1910Sioux Ward 2, Woodbury, IowaOlaf L. Jamtgaard was listed as a son in Louis O. Jamtgaard's household on the 1910 Census at Sioux Ward 2, Woodbury, Iowa.2
20 January 1920Big Springs, Union, South DakotaOlaf L. Jamtgaard was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Big Springs, Union, South Dakota.3
24 April 1930Big Springs, Union, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Big Springs, Union, South Dakota.4
     Jamtgaard family circa 1909 Alice, Sophia, Bertha, Arnold, Olaf.
Jamtgaard family circa 1909 Alice, Sophia, Bertha, Arnold, Olaf.
On 5 June 1918 at World War I Draft Registration, Union, South Dakota.
Jamtgaard, L Olaf - World War I Draft Registration Card

Children of Olaf L. Jamtgaard and Rose L. Buum

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED166. Dwelling 57.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED182. Dwelling 72.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED245. Stamp 208. Dwelling 67.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-5. Dwelling 137.

Rose L. Buum

F, b. 9 September 1898, d. 13 September 1988
Father*Johan Johansen Buum b. 29 Jul 1872, d. 4 Oct 1934
Mother*Betsy Jamtgaard b. 6 Oct 1877, d. 20 Mar 1960
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRose L. Buum was also known as Rosie S.
Married Namecirca 1919As of circa 1919,her married name was Jamtgaard.
Census DateLocation
19 June 1900Spink, Union, South DakotaRose L. Buum was listed as a daughter in Johan Johansen Buum's household on the 1900 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota; living next door to John R. Buum.1
6 May 1910Emmet, Union, South DakotaRose L. Buum was listed as a daughter in Johan Johansen Buum's household on the 1910 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota; living next door to Berth Buum.2
20 January 1920Big Springs, Union, South DakotaRose L. Buum was listed as wife in Olaf L. Jamtgaard's household on the 1920 Census at Big Springs, Union, South Dakota.3
24 April 1930Big Springs, Union, South DakotaRose L. Buum was listed as wife in Olaf L. Jamtgaard's household on the 1930 Census at Big Springs, Union, South Dakota.4
     Rose L. Buum obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Alcester, Union, South Dakota.

Children of Rose L. Buum and Olaf L. Jamtgaard

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED340. Dwelling 140.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED431. Dwelling 121.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED245. Stamp 208. Dwelling 67.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-5. Dwelling 137.

Clarence Martin Zweifel

M, b. 1 March 1919, d. 21 November 2009
Father*Joseph Zweifel b. 8 Jul 1872, d. Aug 1962
Mother*Anna Margaret Voegeli b. 4 Oct 1885, d. Jan 1974
  • Clarence Martin Zweifel was born on 1 March 1919 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.
  • He was the son of Joseph Zweifel and Anna Margaret Voegeli.
  • Clarence Martin Zweifel married Mildred Jeanette Sommervold, daughter of John Konrade Sommervold and Petrene Abraham, on 20 February 1949 at Lands Lutheran Church, Lincoln, South Dakota, County of Residence: Union.1
  • Clarence Martin Zweifel died on 21 November 2009 at age 90 Clarence Martin Zweifel was born March 1, 1919 to parents Joseph and Margaret (Voegeli) Zweifel on their farm near Beresford, SD. He died on November 21, 2009 at Bethesda Nursing Home in Beresford, SD at the age of 90 years, 8 months and 20 days. Clarence grew up on the family farm and moved for the first time to the city of Beresford and the age of 60. He attended Silver Lake School #59 in Lincoln County for eight years. As a child and young adult he was a member of Zion Evangelical United Brethren church northeast of Beresford. He worked on the farm and also for the telephone company. He married Mildred Jeanette Sommervold on February 20, 1949. The couple became members of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Beresford following their wedding. The couple lived on the Zweifel farm northeast of Beresford where they farmed with Clarences brother Albert. Clarence enjoyed his family, bowling, cars, gardening with his wife, and remained interested in farming even after his retirement. He is survived by four children: Darlene Zweifel, John (Valerie) Zweifel, David (Linda Kay) Zweifel, and Royal (Kay) Zweifel all of Beresford; eight grandchildren: Heather Zweifel and Danelle (Tom) Kamnikar, Sioux Falls, Janelle Zweifel, Murfreesboro, TN, Gregory (Candace) Zweifel, Beresford, Mark (Shana) Zweifel, Harrisburg, and Lori (Anthony) Laurvik, Luke Zweifel, and Lisa Zweifel all of Beresford; four great grandchildren: Austin Zweifel, Murfreesboro, TN, Maggie and Lily Kamnikar, Sioux Falls and Zachary Zweifel, Harrisburg; two sisters: Iona Carlson, Sioux Falls and Lorene (Freeman) Swanstrom, Beresford; three sisters-in-law: Laura Zweifel and Martha Jamtgaard of Beresford and Esther Zweifel of Alcester; two brothers-in-law: Morris Sommervold of Alcester and Bruce Nilson of Fergus Falls, MN; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mildred, five brothers, Albert, Jacob, Edward, Walter and Emil, sister Katherine Krause; sisters-in-law Rudi Nilson and Helen Sommervold ; brothers-in-law, Walter Krause, Merle Carlson, and Marvin Jamtgaard; nephews, James Zweifel and Lawrence Krause and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held 10:00AM, Tuesday, November 24 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Beresford, with burial at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Beresford. Visitation will be Monday from 1PM to 5PM at Wass Funeral Home and resuming at 6:30PM at the church with a prayer service beginning at 7PM.
Census DateLocation
27 January 1920Pleasant, Lincoln, South DakotaClarence Martin Zweifel was listed as a son in Joseph Zweifel's household on the 1920 Census at Pleasant, Lincoln, South Dakota.2
5 April 1930Pleasant, Lincoln, South DakotaClarence Martin Zweifel was listed as a son in Joseph Zweifel's household on the 1930 Census at Pleasant, Lincoln, South Dakota.3
     Clarence Martin Zweifel was a farmer. The Joseph Zweifel farm has been in the family and farmed by three generations. First "Grandpa Joe", then Clarence and his brother Albert, and now (1991) Clarence's three sons, John, David and Royal.

Citations

  1. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED129. Dwelling 119. Sheet 10A.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED42-22. Dwelling 36.

Joseph Zweifel

M, b. 8 July 1872, d. August 1962
Father*(?) Zweifel
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJoseph Zweifel was also known as Joe.
Census DateLocation
16 May 1910Pleasant, Lincoln, South DakotaJoseph Zweifel was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Pleasant, Lincoln, South Dakota.1
27 January 1920Pleasant, Lincoln, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Pleasant, Lincoln, South Dakota.2
5 April 1930Pleasant, Lincoln, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Pleasant, Lincoln, South Dakota.3
     Joseph Zweifel obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence South Dakota. He immigrated in 1890.

Children of Joseph Zweifel and Anna Margaret Voegeli

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED272. Dwelling 169.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED129. Dwelling 119. Sheet 10A.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED42-22. Dwelling 36.

Anna Margaret Voegeli

F, b. 4 October 1885, d. January 1974
Father*Joseph Voegeli b. Apr 1859, d. a 1930
Mother*Anna Stuessi b. Jun 1861, d. a 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna Margaret Voegeli was also known as Margaret.
Married Namecirca 1903As of circa 1903,her married name was Zweifel.
  • Anna Margaret Voegeli was born on 4 October 1885 at Lincoln, South Dakota, also reported as Oct 1886.1
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Voegeli and Anna Stuessi.
  • Anna Margaret Voegeli married Joseph Zweifel, son of (?) Zweifel, circa 1903.
  • Anna Margaret Voegeli died in January 1974 at age 88.
Census DateLocation
8 June 1900Pleasant, Lincoln, South DakotaAnna Margaret Voegeli was listed as a daughter in Joseph Voegeli's household on the 1900 Census at Pleasant, Lincoln, South Dakota.2
16 May 1910Pleasant, Lincoln, South DakotaAnna Margaret Voegeli was listed as wife in Joseph Zweifel's household on the 1910 Census at Pleasant, Lincoln, South Dakota.3
27 January 1920Pleasant, Lincoln, South DakotaAnna Margaret Voegeli was listed as wife in Joseph Zweifel's household on the 1920 Census at Pleasant, Lincoln, South Dakota.4
5 April 1930Pleasant, Lincoln, South DakotaAnna Margaret Voegeli was listed as wife in Joseph Zweifel's household on the 1920 Census at Pleasant, Lincoln, South Dakota.5
     Anna Margaret Voegeli obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Beresford, Union, South Dakota.

Children of Anna Margaret Voegeli and Joseph Zweifel

Citations

  1. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota (unknown file date).
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED218. Dwelling 60.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED272. Dwelling 169.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED129. Dwelling 119. Sheet 10A.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED42-22. Dwelling 36.

Albert Zweifel

M, b. 22 June 1905, d. 17 April 1995
Father*Joseph Zweifel b. 8 Jul 1872, d. Aug 1962
Mother*Anna Margaret Voegeli b. 4 Oct 1885, d. Jan 1974
Census DateLocation
16 May 1910Pleasant, Lincoln, South DakotaAlbert Zweifel was listed as a son in Joseph Zweifel's household on the 1910 Census at Pleasant, Lincoln, South Dakota.1
27 January 1920Pleasant, Lincoln, South DakotaAlbert Zweifel was listed as a son in Joseph Zweifel's household on the 1920 Census at Pleasant, Lincoln, South Dakota.2
5 April 1930Pleasant, Lincoln, South DakotaAlbert Zweifel was listed as a son in Joseph Zweifel's household on the 1930 Census at Pleasant, Lincoln, South Dakota.3
     Albert Zweifel obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Beresford, Union, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED272. Dwelling 169.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED129. Dwelling 119. Sheet 10A.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED42-22. Dwelling 36.

Dr. George O. Solem

M, b. 7 June 1888, d. 1960
Father*Anders Olai Solem b. Mar 1850, d. 24 Jan 1935
Mother*Sigri Johnson Lund b. 17 Jun 1854, d. 1 Sep 1934
Census DateLocation
14 June 1900Spink, Union, South DakotaDr. George O. Solem was listed as a son in Anders Olai Solem's household on the 1900 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota; surname listed as Olsen.1
2 May 1910Spink, Union, South DakotaDr. George O. Solem was listed as a son in Anders Olai Solem's household on the 1910 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.2
20 April 1930Oak Park Village, Cook, IllinoisDr. George O. Solem was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Oak Park Village, Cook, Illinois.3
     Dr. George O. Solem was a physician, general practice on 20 April 1930.

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Spink, Union, South Dakota; Roll: T623_1555; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 340.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED430. Dwelling 62.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED416-2250. Dwelling 396.

Daniel Julius Solem

M, b. 30 January 1878, d. 10 July 1943
Father*Anders Olai Solem b. Mar 1850, d. 24 Jan 1935
Mother*Sigri Johnson Lund b. 17 Jun 1854, d. 1 Sep 1934
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDaniel Julius Solem was also known as Olson.
Name VariationDaniel Julius Solem was also known as Daniel G.
Census DateLocation
June 1880Spink, Union, Dakota TerritoryDaniel Julius Solem was listed as a son in Anders Olai Solem's household on the 1880 Census at Spink, Union, Dakota Territory; surname listed as Olson.1
2 May 1910Spink, Union, South DakotaDaniel Julius Solem was listed as a son in Anders Olai Solem's household on the 1910 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.2
1920School District 20, Sheridan, MontanaDaniel Julius Solem was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at School District 20, Sheridan, Montana.3
26 April 1930Jameson, Koochiching, MinnesotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Jameson, Koochiching, Minnesota.4

Child of Daniel Julius Solem and Marie Regina Lokken

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Spink, Union, Dakota Territory; Roll: 115; Family History Film: 1254115; Page: 403A; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 0005.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED430. Dwelling 62.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: School District 20, Sheridan, Montana; Roll: T625_975; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 204; Image: 1045.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Jameson, Koochiching, Minnesota; Roll: 1102; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 23; Image: 848.0.

Henry E. Klemme

M, b. circa 1902
Father*Christoph Karl Klemme b. 30 Oct 1870, d. 25 Jul 1953
Mother*Maria Emilie Anna Claus b. 2 Jan 1875, d. 1 Jun 1967
Census DateLocation
20 April 1910Crete, Will, IllinoisHenry E. Klemme was listed as a son in Christoph Karl Klemme's household on the 1910 Census at Crete, Will, Illinois; Next door to Fred.1
18 March 1920Crete, Will, IllinoisHenry E. Klemme was listed as a son in Christoph Karl Klemme's household on the 1920 Census at Crete, Will, Illinois; Next door to William.2
1 May 1930Crete, Will, IllinoisHenry E. Klemme was listed as a son in Christoph Karl Klemme's household on the 1930 Census at Crete, Will, Illinois; Living next door to William Klemme.3
     Henry E. Klemme lived with Christoph Karl Klemme in 1918 at Crete, Will, Illinois.4

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 4A. Stamp 17. ED143. Dwelling 46.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED145. Sheet 10B. Dwelling 213.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED99-4. Dwelling 100.
  4. [S324] Illinois Will and Southern Cook County 1918 Prairie Farmer's Directory, by Illinois Will and Southern Cook County.

Charles W. Klemme

M, b. 24 December 1906, d. March 1986
Father*Christoph Karl Klemme b. 30 Oct 1870, d. 25 Jul 1953
Mother*Maria Emilie Anna Claus b. 2 Jan 1875, d. 1 Jun 1967
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCharles W. Klemme was also known as Carl.
Census DateLocation
20 April 1910Crete, Will, IllinoisCharles W. Klemme was listed as a son in Christoph Karl Klemme's household on the 1910 Census at Crete, Will, Illinois; Next door to Fred.1
18 March 1920Crete, Will, IllinoisCharles W. Klemme was listed as a son in Christoph Karl Klemme's household on the 1920 Census at Crete, Will, Illinois; Next door to William.2
1 May 1930Crete, Will, IllinoisCharles W. Klemme was listed as a son in Christoph Karl Klemme's household on the 1930 Census at Crete, Will, Illinois; Living next door to William Klemme.3
     Charles W. Klemme lived with Christoph Karl Klemme in 1918 at Crete, Will, Illinois.4

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 4A. Stamp 17. ED143. Dwelling 46.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED145. Sheet 10B. Dwelling 213.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED99-4. Dwelling 100.
  4. [S324] Illinois Will and Southern Cook County 1918 Prairie Farmer's Directory, by Illinois Will and Southern Cook County.