Elmer E. Denzer

M, b. 9 August 1896, d. 3 May 1995
Father*Robert H. Denzer b. 24 May 1863, d. Nov 1940
Mother*Louisa Unke b. 29 May 1866, d. 24 Mar 1941
  • Elmer E. Denzer was born on 9 August 1896 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Robert H. Denzer and Louisa Unke.
  • Elmer E. Denzer married Ruth G. Steinhauer on 25 June 1919.
  • Elmer E. Denzer died on 3 May 1995 at age 98 Pvt, US Army, WWI.
Census DateLocation
20 April 1910Honey Creek, Sauk, WisconsinElmer E. Denzer was listed as a son in Robert H. Denzer's household on the 1910 Census at Honey Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Children of Elmer E. Denzer and Ruth G. Steinhauer

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED118. Dwelling 22.

Herbert Benjamin Denzer

M, b. 13 February 1888, d. 5 November 1947
Father*Robert H. Denzer b. 24 May 1863, d. Nov 1940
Mother*Louisa Unke b. 29 May 1866, d. 24 Mar 1941
     On 5 June 1917 at World War I Draft Registration, Sauk, Wisconsin, reported wife and 3 children.

Children of Herbert Benjamin Denzer and Minnie M. Gasser

Ruth G. Steinhauer

F, b. 1895, d. 1977
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name25 June 1919As of 25 June 1919,her married name was Denzer.

Children of Ruth G. Steinhauer and Elmer E. Denzer

Minnie M. Gasser

F, b. December 1890, d. 1983
Father*Jacob G. Gasser b. Oct 1850, d. 1927
Mother*Annie Schweppe b. Jul 1854, d. 16 Feb 1940
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1912As of before 1912,her married name was Denzer.
Census DateLocation
1900Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinMinnie M. Gasser was listed as a daughter in Jacob G. Gasser's household on the 1900 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
May 1910Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinMinnie M. Gasser was listed as a sister in George Gasser's household on the 1910 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Children of Minnie M. Gasser and Herbert Benjamin Denzer

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 1816; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0145; FHL microfilm: 1241816.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1737; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1375750.

Orrin A. Denzer

M, b. 26 July 1912, d. 19 March 2000
Father*Herbert Benjamin Denzer b. 13 Feb 1888, d. 5 Nov 1947
Mother*Minnie M. Gasser b. Dec 1890, d. 1983
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationOrrin A. Denzer was also known as Oran.

Lloyd Clarence Denzer

M, b. 19 July 1914, d. 30 December 1995
Father*Herbert Benjamin Denzer b. 13 Feb 1888, d. 5 Nov 1947
Mother*Minnie M. Gasser b. Dec 1890, d. 1983
  • Lloyd Clarence Denzer was born on 19 July 1914 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Herbert Benjamin Denzer and Minnie M. Gasser.
  • Lloyd Clarence Denzer married Della Strait on 29 March 1939 at Denzer Church, Honey Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • Lloyd Clarence Denzer died on 30 December 1995 at age 81.
     Lloyd Clarence Denzer obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Boyceville, Dunn, Wisconsin.

Merlin L. Denzer

M, b. 29 July 1916, d. 26 June 2005
Father*Herbert Benjamin Denzer b. 13 Feb 1888, d. 5 Nov 1947
Mother*Minnie M. Gasser b. Dec 1890, d. 1983
     Merlin L. Denzer obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Madison, Dane, Wisconsin.

Arthur R. Denzer

M, b. 17 June 1918, d. 17 August 1959
Father*Herbert Benjamin Denzer b. 13 Feb 1888, d. 5 Nov 1947
Mother*Minnie M. Gasser b. Dec 1890, d. 1983

Delbert O. Denzer

M, b. 17 November 1921, d. 11 November 2012
Father*Herbert Benjamin Denzer b. 13 Feb 1888, d. 5 Nov 1947
Mother*Minnie M. Gasser b. Dec 1890, d. 1983
  • Delbert O. Denzer was born on 17 November 1921.
  • He was the son of Herbert Benjamin Denzer and Minnie M. Gasser.
  • Delbert O. Denzer married Myrna Mae Adam on 25 September 1948.
  • Delbert O. Denzer died on 11 November 2012 at age 90 Delbert O. Denzer, age 90 of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Beaver Dam. Arrangements for Delbert are pending and a complete obituary will follow. Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family.
     On 10 December 1942 at U.S. World War II Army Enlistment, Wisconsin, Name: Delbert O Denzer Birth Year: 1921 Race: White, citizen (White) Nativity State or Country: Wisconsin State: Wisconsin County or City: Sauk Enlistment Date: 10 Dec 1942 Enlistment State: Wisconsin Enlistment City: Milwaukee Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA Grade: Private Grade Code: Private Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Education: 4 years of high school Civil Occupation: Geographer Marital Status: Single, without dependents Height: 63 Weight: 125.

Leona D. Pieper

F, b. 3 November 1920, d. 9 December 1990
Father*Herman Pieper
Mother*Laura Meyer
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Denzer.

Betty Denzer

F, b. 1922, d. 1928
Father*Elmer E. Denzer b. 9 Aug 1896, d. 3 May 1995
Mother*Ruth G. Steinhauer b. 1895, d. 1977

Edwin A. Denzer

M, b. 1889, d. 1889
Father*Charles August Denzer b. Dec 1860, d. 1908
Mother*Anna Maria Stabnow b. 13 Mar 1864, d. 9 Dec 1890

Carroll W. Zick

M, b. 29 March 1919, d. 23 December 2000
Father*Walter George Zick b. 10 Mar 1893, d. 1987
Mother*Clara Denzer b. 22 Dec 1889, d. 30 Dec 1983
Census DateLocation
1930Honey Creek, Sauk, WisconsinCarroll W. Zick was listed as a son in Walter George Zick's household on the 1930 Census at Honey Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; living next door to Arthur R. Zick.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Honey Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 177.0.

Gordon Denzer

M, b. 4 May 1920
Father*Elmer E. Denzer b. 9 Aug 1896, d. 3 May 1995
Mother*Ruth G. Steinhauer b. 1895, d. 1977

Fred Mallon

M, b. 3 November 1900

Viola C. Born

F, b. 9 September 1910, d. 11 March 2002
Father*Henry Born b. c 1884
Mother*Matilda Kopf b. c 1889
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1929As of before 1929,her married name was Denzer.
Married Nameafter 1940As of after 1940,her married name was Sinner.
Married Nameafter 1940As of after 1940,her married name was Wilzewski.
  • Viola C. Born was born on 9 September 1910 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Born and Matilda Kopf.
  • Viola C. Born married Nores O. Denzer, son of Robert H. Denzer and Louisa Unke, before 1929.
  • Viola C. Born married Harley Sinner, son of Emil Sinner and Sophia C. Walz, after 1940 at 2nd marriage for her.
  • Viola C. Born married Clifford John Wilzewski, son of Edwin Frederick Wilzewski and Myrtle C. Seils, after 1940 at 3rd marriage for her.
  • Viola C. Born died on 11 March 2002 at age 91 Viola (Born) Denzer Wilzewski, age 91, died on Monday, March 11, 2002, from injuries she suffered in an automobile accident. She was born on Sept. 9, 1910, to Henry and Matilda (Kopf) Born in Denzer, Wis. She attended the rural country schools in Sauk County. Viola married Nores Denzer, who preceded her in death in 1939. She later married Harley Sinner, and later yet, married Clifford Wilzewski, in addition to farming, she worked at the Baraboo Coils factory. Viola was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Baraboo. She leaves to mourn her daughter-in-law, Phyllis Denzer of Edgerton; her son-in-law, Allen King of Millville, Calif; two step-daughters, Doris (Fred) Sleeves and Davida Arnold, both of Sparta; seven grandchildren, Kim (David) Bradshaw of Palo Cedro, Calif., Terri (Adair) Satterfield of Ontario, Calif., Debby (Vern) Sanden, David Denzer and Beckra Brown, all of Janesville, Michelle Stenli of Evansville, and Mike (Patricia) Denzer of Silverdale, Wash; 17 great-grandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Viola was preceded in death by her parents; her son, LeMon Denzer; her daughter, Dwan King; and a stepson, Richard Sinner. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2002, at ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Baraboo, with Pastor Myron Schwanke officiating. Interment will take place in the Prairie du Sac Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services at the church. Redlin Funeral Home, Baraboo, is assisting with arrangements.

Children of Viola C. Born and Nores O. Denzer

LeMon L. Denzer

M, b. 21 January 1929, d. 13 February 2001
Father*Nores O. Denzer b. 22 Nov 1906, d. 9 Nov 1939
Mother*Viola C. Born b. 9 Sep 1910, d. 11 Mar 2002
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLeMon L. Denzer was also known as Lemon.
  • LeMon L. Denzer was born on 21 January 1929.
  • He was the son of Nores O. Denzer and Viola C. Born.
  • LeMon L. Denzer died on 13 February 2001 at age 72 LeMon Denzer, 72, 10971 N. Gladys Drive, Edgerton, died today at Memorial Community Hospital in Edgerton. Arrangements are pending Albrecht Funeral Home, Edgerton.
     LeMon L. Denzer obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Edgerton, Rock, Wisconsin.

LuElla A. Meyer

F, b. 27 June 1913, d. January 1982
Father*Casper Meyer b. c 1870
Mother*Emma (?) b. c 1872
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1931As of 1931,her married name was Kleinschmit.
     LuElla A. Meyer obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Crofton, Knox, Nebraska.

Child of LuElla A. Meyer and George Henry Kleinschmit

Donald J. Kleinschmit

M, b. 27 March 1932, d. 13 December 1997
Father*George Henry Kleinschmit b. 22 Feb 1908, d. 24 Jul 1981
Mother*LuElla A. Meyer b. 27 Jun 1913, d. Jan 1982
  • Donald J. Kleinschmit was born on 27 March 1932 at Nebraska.
  • He was the son of George Henry Kleinschmit and LuElla A. Meyer.
  • Donald J. Kleinschmit married Mary Jean Zimmerman, daughter of Louis Hubert Zimmerman and Cresentia Teresa Schroeder, on 14 June 1955.
  • Donald J. Kleinschmit died on 13 December 1997 at age 65 Donald J. Kleinschmit, 65, of Decatur died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997, at the Oakland Hospital in Oakland, Neb.
    Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Menominee, Neb., with the Rev. Greg Benkowski officiating. Burial will be in St Boniface Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today, with a rosary at 6 p.m., at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Decatur. Visitation will resume from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Kostel Funeral Home in Yankton, S.D. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church in Menominee.
    Mr. Kleinschmit was born March 27, 1932, near St. Helena, Neb., the son of George H. and LuElla (Meyer) Kleinschmit. He attended country school through the eighth grade near Menominee.
    He married Mary Jean Zimmerman on June 14, 1955. He farmed near Menominee and in 1965, he started a custom hay business and trucking. In 1972, he moved to Decatur, where he contiued farming, trucking and his custom hay business.
    He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and St. Boniface Catholic Church.
    Survivors include his 12 children, Gerad, Norm, Mike, Dennis and Donavon, all of Crofton, Neb., Jean Schwader of Fordyce, Neb., Donna Schroder of Creston, Iowa, Patrick of Sioux Falls, S.D., Christopher of Norfolk, Neb., Donald of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Donnell of Harlan, Iowa and Angela of South Sioux City; and 21 grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a granddaughter.
    Pallbearers will be his sons.
     Donald J. Kleinschmit obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Decatur, Burt, Nebraska.

Children of Donald J. Kleinschmit and Mary Jean Zimmerman

Mary Jean Zimmerman

F, b. 16 February 1936, d. 3 June 1988
Father*Louis Hubert Zimmerman b. c 1893, d. 7 Dec 1974
Mother*Cresentia Teresa Schroeder b. 6 Oct 1908, d. 21 May 2008
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name14 June 1955As of 14 June 1955,her married name was Kleinschmit.

Children of Mary Jean Zimmerman and Donald J. Kleinschmit

Gerard L. Kleinschmit

M, b. 13 March 1956, d. 30 December 1999
Father*Donald J. Kleinschmit b. 27 Mar 1932, d. 13 Dec 1997
Mother*Mary Jean Zimmerman b. 16 Feb 1936, d. 3 Jun 1988
  • Gerard L. Kleinschmit was born on 13 March 1956.
  • He was the son of Donald J. Kleinschmit and Mary Jean Zimmerman.
  • Gerard L. Kleinschmit died on 30 December 1999 at age 43 Gerard Kleinschmit, 43, rural Crofton, died Dec. 30, 1999 from injuries sustained in a truck accident near Odessa, Mo. Visitation was Jan. 2, 2000, at Kostel Funeral Home, Yankton, S.D. A prayer service was held later at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Menominee. Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 4, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Menominee. Burial was held in the St. Boniface Cemetery, Menominee. Pallbearers were Norm, Mike, Dennis, Donavon, Pat, and Chris Kleinschmit. Honorary pallbearers were Jerome and Albert Mueller, Steve Schmidt, Steve Kuehler, Harold Zimmerman, and Tom Carnes. He was born March 13, 1956 in Yankton, S.D. to Donald and Mary Jean (Zimmerman) Kleinschmit. He was raised on the family farm four and a half miles south of Yankton in Cedar County. He attended St. Boniface, Menominee School through the eighth grade, graduated from Yankton High school in 1974, and went to work for Fullerton Lumber. He worked for Jim Tramp Construction for a short time, where he picked up the nickname "Woody". He went back to work at Fullerton's and then to the Redi-Mix Plant for a number of years. From there he helped his dad in the hay and farming business, and in his final years he helped his brother Norm and worked with his brothers, Mike, Dennis, and Donavon. His passion for his work was only outdone by the passion for his wife, Joyce and their family. His only son Jayson was with him since he was old enough to walk, may they walk together forever. He was baptized, married, and a life long member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Menominee. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, Crofton; two daughters, Tanya, Wayne State College, Wayne; and Bethany at home in Crofton; maternal grandmother, Cresentia Zimmerman, St. Helena; six brothers and spouses: Norm and Cindy, Crofton; Mike and Carrie, Crofton; Dennis and Vicki, Crofton; Donavon and Wanda, Crofton; Patrick and Kristel, Sioux Falls, S.D; Chris, Norfolk; two sisters and spouses, Jean and John Schwader, Wynot; and Donna and Troy Schroeder Preston, Iowa; one half brother, Donald Mace, Persia, Iowa; two half sisters, Donnell Hicks, McClelland, Iowa and Angela, South Sioux City.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, paternal and maternal grandfather
    ------------------------------Lost tandem wheels result in fatal truck wreck
    Police are remaining tight-lipped about the reported tandem wheels laying in the middle of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near Odessa, MO, that may have caused a three-semi, three-fatality accident Dec. 30.
    According to police at the scene, a flatbed hauling bales of hay was headed east on I-70 at 5:50 a.m. when it crossed the median and into westbound traffic. The flatbed (driven by Gerard Kleinschmit of Kleinschmit Brothers Trucking) had reportedly attempted to dodge a pair of tandem wheels that had dislodged from a westbound semi and come to rest in the middle of the eastbound lanes. Authorities say the truck clipped the back of one semi (driven by T.J. White, of Action Carriers), and careened head-on into a second semi (driven by Maurice J. Pitre of U.S. Xpress).
    The accident scattered wreckage over several hundred yards of the interstate. The cab of the flatbed was mangled beyond recognition. The trailer, tipped on its side, completely blocked all of the westbound lanes. The U.S. Xpress truck also came to rest on its side. It stopped on the shoulder of the interstate. The Action Carriers truck remained upright, but the doors to the trailer were almost completely unhinged.
    Gerard, 43, and his son Jayson Kleinschmit, 16, both of Crofton, NE, were pronounced dead at the scene. A third person, Deborah Dufrene, 44, Westwego, LA, was also fatally injured. Deborah was a passenger in the U.S. Express truck/trailer that was struck head-on.
    Pitre, the driver of the U.S. Xpress truck, was transported to Truman Medical Center West in Kansas City, and was released the following day. Both White and her partner Gary Roach were shaken up but uninjured.
    Cleanup and investigation went on for more than four hours before the westbound lanes were again opened for traffic. Sgt. Nate Brown of the Missouri Highway Patrol, who conducted the crash investigation, did not comment on whether or any arrests had been made. Authorities on the scene, however, say the truck had been located at a weigh station just a few miles down I-70.

Child of Gerard L. Kleinschmit

Donavon F. Kleinschmit

M, b. 2 October 1966, d. 11 September 2016
Father*Donald J. Kleinschmit b. 27 Mar 1932, d. 13 Dec 1997
Mother*Mary Jean Zimmerman b. 16 Feb 1936, d. 3 Jun 1988
  • Donavon F. Kleinschmit was born on 2 October 1966.
  • He was the son of Donald J. Kleinschmit and Mary Jean Zimmerman.
  • Donavon F. Kleinschmit died on 11 September 2016 at age 49 Donavon F. Kleinschmit, age 49 of Crofton, NE passed away unexpectedly Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, in Yankton, SD.

    Donavon was born on October 2, 1966 in Osmond, NE to Donald and Mary Jean (Zimmerman). He grew up on the family farm with his 8 siblings. He attended school at West Catholic and Yankton High School. After high school, he joined in with this dad and brothers in the hay business. He drove truck for Cimpl Meats. He was united in marriage to Wanda Stark on May 19, 1990 and together they started their DJ service called The Boot Scooters. In 1995, he started D & W Transportation and in April 2002, they purchased the bar now known as Delmonicos in Fordyce, NE. He worked part time for Zavadil Farms driving truck and for Meridian Bridge Resort as groundskeeper.

    He loved his music, people, and his pet dogs. He wasn’t afraid to put in a hard and honest day of work.

    He will be greatly missed by the love of his life Wanda; step children: Paul and Brenda Stark; brothers and sisters: Norm (Cindy) Kleinschmit, Mike (Carrie) Kleinschmit, Dennis (Vicki) Kleinschmit, Jeannie (John) Schwader, Donna (Troy) Schroeder, Pat (Krystal) Kleinschmit, Christopher (Shantell) Kleinschmit; sister-in-law, Joyce Kleinschmit and 19 nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Mary Jean, eldest brother, Gerard, his nephew, Jayson, niece, Tracy Schwader and his grandparents, George and Luella Kleinschmit and Louis and Cresentia Zimmerman.

Leone Elisabeth Fernholz

F, b. 7 April 1904, d. 13 May 1991
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name27 April 1926As of 27 April 1926,her married name was Kleinschmit.

Harold H. Witte

M, b. circa 1904
Father*Bernard J. Witte b. 28 Feb 1870, d. 2 Dec 1940
Mother*Elizabeth Hoesing b. May 1880
Census DateLocation
1910Zell, Faulk, South DakotaHarold H. Witte was listed as a son in Bernard J. Witte's household on the 1910 Census at Zell, Faulk, South Dakota.

Arthur J. Witte

M, b. circa 1909
Father*Bernard J. Witte b. 28 Feb 1870, d. 2 Dec 1940
Mother*Elizabeth Hoesing b. May 1880
Census DateLocation
1910Zell, Faulk, South DakotaArthur J. Witte was listed as a son in Bernard J. Witte's household on the 1910 Census at Zell, Faulk, South Dakota.

Gorbert B. Witte

M, b. circa 1912
Father*Bernard J. Witte b. 28 Feb 1870, d. 2 Dec 1940
Mother*Elizabeth Hoesing b. May 1880

Henry C. Witte

M, b. circa 1913
Father*Bernard J. Witte b. 28 Feb 1870, d. 2 Dec 1940
Mother*Elizabeth Hoesing b. May 1880

Berniece I. Witte

F, b. circa 1914
Father*Bernard J. Witte b. 28 Feb 1870, d. 2 Dec 1940
Mother*Elizabeth Hoesing b. May 1880

Clarence A. Witte

M, b. circa 1917
Father*Bernard J. Witte b. 28 Feb 1870, d. 2 Dec 1940
Mother*Elizabeth Hoesing b. May 1880

Lynora J. Witte

F, b. circa 1919
Father*Bernard J. Witte b. 28 Feb 1870, d. 2 Dec 1940
Mother*Elizabeth Hoesing b. May 1880