Ferne Pauline Crotchett

F, b. 25 August 1919, d. 14 December 2007
Father*Perry Allen Crotchett b. 6 Dec 1886, d. 13 Aug 1976
Mother*Myrtle Emily Dixon b. 17 Jun 1895, d. 4 Mar 1997
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name19 January 1941As of 19 January 1941,her married name was Wolf.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth25 August 1919Ferne Pauline Crotchett was born on 25 August 1919 at Deming, Luna, New Mexico.
She was the daughter of Perry Allen Crotchett and Myrtle Emily Dixon.
Marriage19 January 1941Ferne Pauline Crotchett married Donald Albert Wolf on 19 January 1941 at Deming, New Mexico.
Death14 December 2007Ferne Pauline Crotchett died on 14 December 2007 at Deming, Luna, New Mexico, at age 88.
Burialafter 14 December 2007She was buried after 14 December 2007 at Mountain View Cemetery, Deming, Luna, New Mexico.
Census DateLocationDescription
10 March 1920Deming Village, Luna, New MexicoFerne Pauline Crotchett was listed as a daughter in Perry Allen Crotchett's household on the 1920 Census at Deming Village, Luna, New Mexico.1
4 April 1930Deming, Luna, New MexicoFerne Pauline Crotchett was listed as a daughter in Perry Allen Crotchett's household on the 1930 Census at Deming, Luna, New Mexico.2

Child of Ferne Pauline Crotchett and Donald Albert Wolf

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Precinct #1. ED68. Dwelling 774.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED15-2. Dwelling 15.

Anna K. Crotchett

F, b. 23 February 1903, d. 18 January 1989
Father*Charles Dickens Crotchett b. 14 May 1882, d. Jul 1963
Mother*Anna Marie Kraemer b. c 1880, d. Aug 1957
Life EventDateDescription
UNMARRIEDAnna K. Crotchett was never married.
Birth23 February 1903She was born on 23 February 1903 at Missouri.
She was the daughter of Charles Dickens Crotchett and Anna Marie Kraemer.
Death18 January 1989Anna K. Crotchett died on 18 January 1989 at age 85.
Burial23 January 1989She was buried on 23 January 1989 at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Census DateLocationDescription
15 January 1920Tulsa, Tulsa, OklahomaAnna K. Crotchett was listed as a daughter in Charles Dickens Crotchett's household on the 1920 Census at Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.1
9 April 1930Tulsa, Tulsa, OklahomaAnna K. Crotchett was listed as a daughter in Charles Dickens Crotchett's household on the 1930 Census at Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.2
  • Anna K. Crotchett obtained US Social Security Card at Oklahoma; last residence Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 162. ED 231. Dwelling 65.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED72-153. Dwelling 152.

Charles Kraemer

M, b. circa 1844
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1844Charles Kraemer was born circa 1844 at Germany.
Census DateLocationDescription
15 January 1920Tulsa, Tulsa, OklahomaCharles Kraemer was listed as Father-in-Law in Charles Dickens Crotchett's household on the 1920 Census at Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.1

Child of Charles Kraemer

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 162. ED 231. Dwelling 65.

Herman Ohlrichs

M, b. 1 October 1896, d. 12 April 1965
Father*Fritz J. Ohlrichs b. Apr 1861, d. 1950
Mother*Gardine Elizabeth Stouffer b. Mar 1866, d. 1930
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 October 1896Herman Ohlrichs was born on 1 October 1896 at Iowa.
He was the son of Fritz J. Ohlrichs and Gardine Elizabeth Stouffer.
Death12 April 1965Herman Ohlrichs died on 12 April 1965 at Los Angeles, California, at age 68.1
Census DateLocationDescription
7 June 1900Johnson, Plymouth, IowaHerman Ohlrichs was listed as a son in Fritz J. Ohlrichs's household on the 1900 Census at Johnson, Plymouth, Iowa.2
23 April 1910Johnson, Plymouth, IowaHerman Ohlrichs was listed as a son in Fritz J. Ohlrichs's household on the 1910 Census at Johnson, Plymouth, Iowa.3
7 February 1920Johnson, Plymouth, IowaHerman Ohlrichs was listed as "hired man" in Edwin William Klemme's household on the 1920 Census at Johnson, Plymouth, Iowa.4
10 February 1920Brunsville Town, Washington Township, Plymouth, IowaHerman Ohlrichs was listed as a son in Fritz J. Ohlrichs's household on the 1920 Census at Brunsville Town, Washington Township, Plymouth, Iowa.5
1930Fenton, Murray, MinnesotaHerman Ohlrichs was listed as a partner [brother] in Henry C. Ohlrichs's household on the 1930 Census at Fenton, Murray, Minnesota.6
  • Herman Ohlrichs obtained US Social Security Card at Minnesota; last residence California.

Citations

  1. [S204] California Death Records (published).
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED109. Dwelling 56.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED113. Dwelling 50.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED132. Sheet 2B. Dwelling 33.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED135. Dwelling 125.
  6. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Fenton, Murray, Minnesota; Roll: T626_1107; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 12; Image: 0899.

John Mears

M, b. May 1853, d. January 1933
Father*Andrew Mears b. 20 Dec 1816, d. 15 Dec 1903
Mother*Margaret Howard b. 7 Oct 1824, d. 7 Dec 1904
Life EventDateDescription
BirthMay 1853John Mears was born in May 1853 at Canada also reported as October 1852.
He was the son of Andrew Mears and Margaret Howard.
Marriage25 November 1879John Mears married Helen Farrell, daughter of Patrick Farrell and Julia Harrington, on 25 November 1879 also reported as 25 Nov 1880.
BurialJanuary 1933John Mears was buried in January 1933 at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery; New Loreto, Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin, row 9.1
DeathJanuary 1933He died in January 1933 at age 79 John Mears obituary.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal January 16, 1933 - John Mears obituary
Census DateLocationDescription
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 Patrick 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.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJune 1852Helen Farrell was born in June 1852 at New York.
She was the daughter of Patrick Farrell and Julia Harrington.
Marriage25 November 1879Helen Farrell married John Mears, son of Andrew Mears and Margaret Howard, on 25 November 1879 also reported as 25 Nov 1880.
Death1929Helen Farrell died in 1929.
Burial1929She was buried in 1929 at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery; New Loreto, Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin, row 9.1
Census DateLocationDescription
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. Jan 1933
Mother*Helen Farrell b. Jun 1852, d. 1929
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationThomas Edward Mears was also known as Tom.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 July 1880Thomas Edward Mears was born on 5 July 1880 at Sauk, Wisconsin, Twin with James.
He was the son of John Mears and Helen Farrell.
Marriagecirca 1909Thomas Edward Mears married Stella Martha Mears, daughter of Michael Mears and Anna M. Kaney, circa 1909 first cousins.
Death22 April 1965Thomas 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
Burialafter 22 April 1965He was buried after 22 April 1965 at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Cemetery, Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocationDescription
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. Jan 1933
Mother*Helen Farrell b. Jun 1852, d. 1929
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJames Mears married Molly Purcell.
Birth5 July 1880James Mears was born on 5 July 1880 at Sauk, Wisconsin, Twin with Thomas.
He was the son of John Mears and Helen Farrell.
Census DateLocationDescription
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. Jan 1933
Mother*Helen Farrell b. Jun 1852, d. 1929
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1907As of circa 1907,her married name was Drea.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJuly 1884Mary Mears was born in July 1884 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of John Mears and Helen Farrell.
Marriagecirca 1907Mary Mears married Michael T. Drea, son of William Drea and Catherine Aspel, circa 1907.
Burial1953Mary Mears was buried in 1953 at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery; New Loreto, Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.
Michael and Mary Drea tombstone
Death1953She died in 1953 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocationDescription
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 Patrick Mears

M, b. June 1888, d. 12 November 1954
Father*John Mears b. May 1853, d. Jan 1933
Mother*Helen Farrell b. Jun 1852, d. 1929
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilliam Patrick Mears was also known as W. P.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJune 1888William Patrick Mears was born in June 1888 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of John Mears and Helen Farrell.
Marriagecirca 1914William Patrick Mears married Clara Anna Fargen, daughter of Martin Fargen and Mary King, circa 1914.
Death12 November 1954William Patrick 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
Burialafter 12 November 1954He was buried after 12 November 1954 at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery; New Loreto, Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin, row 8.1
Census DateLocationDescription
13 June 1900Bear Creek Town, Sauk, WisconsinWilliam Patrick 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 Patrick 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 Patrick 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 Patrick 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. Jan 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.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMargaret Mears married Henry Knech.
BirthAugust 1891Margaret Mears was born in August 1891 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of John Mears and Helen Farrell.
Census DateLocationDescription
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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 October 1912Ralph Frank Rohlfsen was born on 10 October 1912 at O'Brien, Iowa.
Marriage21 June 1941He married Irene Julia Larson, daughter of Jens Moller Larson and Ida Andrea Abraham, on 21 June 1941 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota.
Death14 April 1996Ralph Frank Rohlfsen died on 14 April 1996 at age 83.
  • 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
Father*Otto John Frederick Popken b. 23 Jan 1889, d. Jan 1958
Mother*Emma Amelia Schwarting b. 10 May 1891, d. 28 Feb 1951
Gertrude Popken Sommervold
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name14 February 1943As of 14 February 1943,her married name was Sommervold.
Life EventDateDescription
BurialGertrude F. Popken was buried at Union Creek Cemetery, Union, South Dakota.
Gertrude and Alvin O Sommervold tombstone
Birth20 December 1918She was born on 20 December 1918 at Portland, Plymouth, Iowa.
She was the daughter of Otto John Frederick Popken and Emma Amelia Schwarting.
Marriage14 February 1943Gertrude 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.
Death30 December 2014Gertrude 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 DateLocationDescription
2 January 1920Portland, Plymouth, IowaGertrude F. Popken was listed as a daughter in Otto John Frederick 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 John Frederick 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 John Frederick Popken

M, b. 23 January 1889, d. January 1958
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationOtto John Frederick Popken was also known as Otto J. F.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth23 January 1889Otto John Frederick Popken was born on 23 January 1889 at Oldenburg, Germany.
Marriage4 April 1913He married Emma Amelia Schwarting on 4 April 1913.
DeathJanuary 1958Otto John Frederick Popken died in January 1958 Otto J. Popken Dies at Hospital In Sioux City

Funeral services for Otto J. F. Popken, almost 69 years of age, were held at Trinity Lutheran church Saturday afternoon with Rev. O. F. Pittack in charge. Committal was in Riverside cemetery of Akron with the Barnard Funeral home in charge.

Otto John Frederick Popken was born to Hinrich Popken and wife, Friedericke Christine, near Jever, Oldenburg, Germany, on January 23. 1889, and spent his entire childhood and youth in Germany.

At the ago of 23 he immigrated recently to the United States and arrived at Le Mars, Iowa, in April of 1912. A year later, on April 4, 1913, he was married to Emma A Schwarting by Rev. Volhnar, Lutheran pastor in Le Mars. During the next 25 years he was engaged in farming on a number of farms east of Akron, all in Plymouth county. On March 1, 1948, he retired and moved into his home on Avenue F in this city and in 1950 he transferred his membership from Immanuel Lutheran church of Akron to the local congregation.

He served his local congregation as a recorder of vital information and statistics, and his community and city he served as the caretaker of the city park for a number of years and retired from this occupation in 1955 on account of his health.

In 1953 he returned to Germany to join his confirmation class the golden anniversary of their confirmation. From May 6 to August 17, 1957, he went to Germany again, this time to conduct a tour of visitors from America.

For a number of years he was failing in health. On Labor Day 1955, he suffered a heart attack and was taken to the local hospital for recovery. Last December he submitted to an operation in a hospital in Sioux City. On Wednesday. January 15, he returned to this hospital for a checkup. Shortly after he had gone to his assigned room be was stricken with a heart attack to which he succumbed.

He was preceded in death by his wife on February 28, 1951, his parents and one brother.

Surviving are a son, William of Akron; three daughters. Mrs. Gertrude Sommervold and Mrs. Lenora Rohlfs, both of Akron, and Mrs. Ella Swanson of Sioux City; eight grandchildren; one brother, Fred of Akron; six sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, Mrs. Marie Vander Hamm and Mrs. Herbert Buchre, all of Akron, and Mrs. Frieda Popken, Mrs. Martha Molzen and Miss Anna Popken, all of Le Mars.

Hawarden Independent, Hawarden, Iowa, Thursday, January 23, 1958.
Census DateLocationDescription
2 January 1920Portland, Plymouth, IowaOtto John Frederick 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 John Frederick Popken and Emma Amelia 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 Amelia Schwarting

F, b. 10 May 1891, d. 28 February 1951
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name4 April 1913As of 4 April 1913,her married name was Popken.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 May 1891Emma Amelia Schwarting was born on 10 May 1891 at Oldenburg, Germany.
Marriage4 April 1913She married Otto John Frederick Popken on 4 April 1913.
Death28 February 1951Emma Amelia Schwarting died on 28 February 1951 at age 59 Mrs. Otto Popken, 59, died at the Hawarden hospital early Wednesday morning following a long illness from leukemia. Mrs. Popken had been ill for approximately two years. A year ago she sought-medical aid at the Mayo clinic at Rochester, Minn. The past year she submitted to many blood transfusions at the Hawarden hospital. She became critically ill Tuesday.

Emma Amelia Schwarting was born May 10, 1891, in Golzwarden, Oldenburg, Germany, and came to America in her youth. She was confirmed in the Lutheran church in Germany.

On April 4, 1913, she was married to Otto Popken at Le Mars. For many years she lived on a farm in the Akron vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. Popken came to Hawarden about three years ago.

She is survived by her husband four children, Mrs. Roland Rohlfs, Mrs. Alvin Sommervold and William of Akron, and Mrs. David Swanson of Sioux City; two sisters, Frieda Schwarting of Chicago and Sophie Schwarting who resides in Germany; one brother, William of Williamsville, N.Y. and four grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed Wednesday afternoon. The body was taken to the Barnard Funeral Home.

Hawarden Independent, Hawarden, Iowa, March 1, 1951.
Census DateLocationDescription
2 January 1920Portland, Plymouth, IowaEmma Amelia Schwarting was listed as wife in Otto John Frederick Popken's household on the 1920 Census at Portland, Plymouth, Iowa.1
7 April 1930Portland, Plymouth, IowaEmma Amelia Schwarting was listed as wife in Otto John Frederick Popken's household on the 1930 Census at Portland, Plymouth, Iowa.2

Children of Emma Amelia Schwarting and Otto John Frederick 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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 July 1919Jay Douglas Robertson was born on 16 July 1919 at LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa.
He was the son of John Robertson and Ruth Dean.
Marriage8 June 1949Jay 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
Death27 June 1984Jay Douglas Robertson died on 27 June 1984 at age 64 AKRON, Iowa - Jay Douglas Robertson, 64, of Akron died Wednesday in the Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. after a long illness.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron. The Rev. Benard Nelson will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. today in the Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron.
Mr. Robertson was born July 16, 1919, at LeMars. He married Opal Sommervold June 8, 1949, at Akron. He farmed in the Akron area for 15 years, operated a laundromat in Marcus from 1964 to 1974, and was a mechanic for International and John Deere from 1974 until retiring in 1983.
Mr. Robertson was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in Italy, North Africa and the Middle East.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (JoEllen) Puttmann of Sioux City and Miss Beth at home; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Darlene) Lucken of Akron and Miss Marjorie of San Francisco, Calif. And one brother, Calvin of Akron.

Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa) of 29 June 1984.
Burialafter 27 June 1984He was buried after 27 June 1984 at Union Creek Cemetery, Union, South Dakota.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJohn Robertson married Ruth Dean.
Birthcirca 1895John Robertson was born circa 1895 at Iowa.
Census DateLocationDescription
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.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRuth Dean married John Robertson.
Birthcirca 1896Ruth Dean was born circa 1896 at Iowa.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth29 July 1957Denise Robertson was born on 29 July 1957 at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.
She was the daughter of Jay Douglas Robertson and Opal E. Sommervold.
Death29 November 1962Denise Robertson died on 29 November 1962 at age 5 Akron, Ia. - Special: Funeral services for Denise Olivia Robertson, 5-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Robertson, rural residents here, who died Friday at a Sioux City hospital after an operation, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Union Creek Lutheran Church near here in South Dakota. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Lewison funeral home.
She was born July 29, 1957 in Akron.
Survivors in addition to the parents are two sisters, Jo Ellen and Beth, both at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Sommervold of Akron; a grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Robertson, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Emma Dean, both of LeMars, Ia.

Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa) of 11/20/1962.

Henry Christian Wilkens

M, b. 4 January 1917, d. 12 June 1981
Father*Fred H. Wilkens
Mother*Anna Renken
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHenry Christian Wilkens was also known as Hank.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth4 January 1917Henry 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.
Baptism17 January 1917Henry Christian Wilkens was baptized on 17 January 1917 at Peace Lutheran Church.
Marriage14 February 1946He 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
Death12 June 1981Henry Christian Wilkens died on 12 June 1981 at Morningside Manor, Alcester, Union, South Dakota, at age 64.
Burial16 June 1981He 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
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageFred H. Wilkens married Anna Renken.

Child of Fred H. Wilkens and Anna Renken

Anna Renken

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Wilkens.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAnna Renken married Fred H. 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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth13 December 1935Mary Louise Woods was born on 13 December 1935 at South Dakota.
Death4 November 2008She 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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 December 1919Marvin LeRoy Jamtgaard was born on 15 December 1919 at at home, Alcester, South Dakota.
He was the son of Olaf L. Jamtgaard and Rose L. Buum.
Marriage2 November 1943Marvin LeRoy Jamtgaard married Martha Darline Sommervold, daughter of John Konrade Sommervold and Petrene Abraham, on 2 November 1943 at Lands Lutheran Church, Lincoln, South Dakota, County of Residence: Union.1
Death14 January 2002Marvin LeRoy Jamtgaard died on 14 January 2002 at age 82.
Census DateLocationDescription
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.
  • On 14 September 1975 at Spink, Union, South Dakota, attended Petra (Abraham) Sommervold 80th birthday celebration.
    Akron Register Tribune September 25, 1975 - Petra (Abraham) Sommervold 80th birthday celebration

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
Father*Louis O. Jamtgaard b. 7 Jun 1860, d. 1939
Mother*Anna A. Solem b. Sep 1866, d. 1904
Olaf Jamtgaard circa 1909
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationOlaf L. Jamtgaard was also known as L. Olaf.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth2 November 1896Olaf L. Jamtgaard was born on 2 November 1896 at Sioux City, Iowa.
He was the son of Louis O. Jamtgaard and Anna A. Solem.
Marriagecirca 1919Olaf L. Jamtgaard married Rose L. Buum, daughter of Johan Johansen Buum and Betsy Jamtgaard, circa 1919.
Death4 October 1948Olaf L. Jamtgaard died on 4 October 1948 at Union, South Dakota, at age 51.
Census DateLocationDescription
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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth9 September 1898Rose L. Buum was born on 9 September 1898 at South Dakota.
She was the daughter of Johan Johansen Buum and Betsy Jamtgaard.
Marriagecirca 1919Rose L. Buum married Olaf L. Jamtgaard, son of Louis O. Jamtgaard and Anna A. Solem, circa 1919.
Death13 September 1988Rose L. Buum died on 13 September 1988 at age 90.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 March 1919Clarence Martin Zweifel was born on 1 March 1919 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.
He was the son of Joseph Zweifel and Anna Margaret Voegeli.
Marriage20 February 1949Clarence 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
Death21 November 2009Clarence 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 DateLocationDescription
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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 July 1872Joseph Zweifel was born on 8 July 1872 at Switzerland.
He was the son of (?) Zweifel.
Marriagecirca 1903Joseph Zweifel married Anna Margaret Voegeli, daughter of Joseph Voegeli and Anna Stuessi, circa 1903.
DeathAugust 1962Joseph Zweifel died in August 1962 at age 90.
Census DateLocationDescription
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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth4 October 1885Anna 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.
Marriagecirca 1903Anna Margaret Voegeli married Joseph Zweifel, son of (?) Zweifel, circa 1903.
DeathJanuary 1974Anna Margaret Voegeli died in January 1974 at age 88.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 June 1905Albert Zweifel was born on 22 June 1905 at North Dakota.
He was the son of Joseph Zweifel and Anna Margaret Voegeli.
Death17 April 1995Albert Zweifel died on 17 April 1995 at age 89.
Census DateLocationDescription
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.