Rudolph Albert Bergman

M, b. 18 January 1941, d. 20 January 1962
Father*George Michael Bergman b. 20 Nov 1911, d. 1945
Mother*Bertilla Christine Hetzel b. 2 Jun 1912, d. 24 Aug 2003
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 January 1941Rudolph Albert Bergman was born on 18 January 1941 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
He was the son of George Michael Bergman and Bertilla Christine Hetzel.
Death20 January 1962Rudolph Albert Bergman died on 20 January 1962 at Texas at age 21.

Robert Henry Bergman

M, b. 3 March 1940, d. 15 July 1994
Father*George Michael Bergman b. 20 Nov 1911, d. 1945
Mother*Bertilla Christine Hetzel b. 2 Jun 1912, d. 24 Aug 2003
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 March 1940Robert Henry Bergman was born on 3 March 1940 at Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.
He was the son of George Michael Bergman and Bertilla Christine Hetzel.
Marriage28 December 1963Robert Henry Bergman married Jean Carol Lewis on 28 December 1963.
Death15 July 1994Robert Henry Bergman died on 15 July 1994 at age 54.

William J. Dwars

M, b. February 1888, d. 1966
Father*Gustav Dwars b. Dec 1845, d. 8 Feb 1926
Mother*Mary Schmidt b. Apr 1854, d. 1942
Life EventDateDescription
BirthFebruary 1888William J. Dwars was born in February 1888 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Gustav Dwars and Mary Schmidt.
Marriagecirca 1914William J. Dwars married Elsie A. Mueller circa 1914.
Death1966William J. Dwars died in 1966.
Census DateLocationDescription
23 June 1900Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinWilliam J. Dwars was listed as a son in Gustav Dwars's household on the 1900 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
12 May 1910Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinWilliam J. Dwars was listed as a son in Gustav Dwars's household on the 1910 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
14 January 1920Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinWilliam J. Dwars was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
14 April 1930Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.4
1940Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.5

Children of William J. Dwars and Elsie A. Mueller

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1816; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 132.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1736; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 113; Image: 865.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2014; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 152; Image: 1017.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 11; Image: 89.0.
  5. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4523; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 56-12.

Augusta Dwars

F, b. October 1884, d. 12 August 1957
Father*Gustav Dwars b. Dec 1845, d. 8 Feb 1926
Mother*Mary Schmidt b. Apr 1854, d. 1942
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name31 December 1913As of 31 December 1913,her married name was Bittrich.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthOctober 1884Augusta Dwars was born in October 1884 at Wisconsin also reported as Oct 1883.
She was the daughter of Gustav Dwars and Mary Schmidt.
Marriage31 December 1913Augusta Dwars married Paul Frank Bittrich, son of Fred Bittrich and Albertine Yech, on 31 December 1913.
Death12 August 1957Augusta Dwars died on 12 August 1957 at age 72 Mrs. Paul Bittrich, 72, Rock Springs, wife of a retired hardware dealer here, died Monday morning, August 12, 1957 in a Baraboo hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. John's Lutheran Church here. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Anna Breitzke, 123 E. Wilson St., Madison. Also surviving are her husband; a brother, William J. Dwars, Baraboo; and another sister, Mrs. William Klitzke, Reedsburg. Mrs. Bittrich was born in Rock Springs. Friends may call from this afternoon to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Gant funeral home , Reedsburg.
Census DateLocationDescription
23 June 1900Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinAugusta Dwars was listed as a daughter in Gustav Dwars's household on the 1900 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
12 May 1910Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinAugusta Dwars was listed as a daughter in Gustav Dwars's household on the 1910 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
1920Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinAugusta Dwars was listed as wife in Paul Frank Bittrich's household on the 1920 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.3

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1816; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 132.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1736; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 113; Image: 865.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2014; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 152; Image: 1005.

Bessie Alford

F, b. circa 1891, d. 20 March 1961
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name12 April 1912As of 12 April 1912,her married name was Dargel.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1891Bessie Alford was born circa 1891 at Wisconsin.
Marriage12 April 1912She married Herman Henry Dargel, son of Henry Frederick W. Dargel and Mary B. Maas, on 12 April 1912.
Death20 March 1961Bessie Alford died on 20 March 1961 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Children of Bessie Alford and Herman Henry Dargel

Edwin H. Dargel

M, b. 1922, d. 1945
Father*Herman Henry Dargel b. 26 Aug 1886, d. 15 Jan 1955
Mother*Bessie Alford b. c 1891, d. 20 Mar 1961
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1922Edwin H. Dargel was born in 1922 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Herman Henry Dargel and Bessie Alford.
Death1945Edwin H. Dargel died in 1945 at killed in WWII.

Esther Dargel

F, b. 20 November 1912, d. 4 December 2003
Father*Herman Henry Dargel b. 26 Aug 1886, d. 15 Jan 1955
Mother*Bessie Alford b. c 1891, d. 20 Mar 1961
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name25 November 1936As of 25 November 1936,her married name was DeBeir.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 November 1912Esther Dargel was born on 20 November 1912 at Minnesota also reported as Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Herman Henry Dargel and Bessie Alford.
Marriage25 November 1936Esther Dargel married Robert C. DeBeir on 25 November 1936.
Death4 December 2003Esther Dargel died on 4 December 2003 at age 91 Esther DeBeir, age 91, of Reedsburg, died on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at the Edward Snyder Nursing Home. She was born on Nov. 20, 1912, in Bemidji, Minn., to Herman and Bessie (Alford) Dargel. On Nov. 25, 1936, she was united in marriage to Robert DeBeir in Reedsburg. He preceded her in death on May 9, 1993. Esther was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in LaValle. Esther was a certified occupational therapy assistant. She was past president of the ladies aid, and was involved in STPZ of St. Paul's and Zion churches. She had been treasurer and secretary for Big Creek Cemetery Association. Esther was a member of the Federated Women's Club in LaValle. Esther is survived by her children, Goldie (Larry) Hurley of Madison, Arlan (Audrey) DeBeir of Cottage Grove, and Roberta (Charles) Mayer of Reedsburg; son-in-law, William (Joyce) Giese of Janesville; grandchildren, Kim Hurley, Greg (Kirsten) Hurley, Paul (Carmen) Mayer, Perry (Tammy) Mayer, Jason Mayer, Jared Mayer, Todd (Sabrina) Giese, Laura Giese, and Terri Giese; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Samuel, and Benjamin Mayer, Taryn Giese, and Matthew Black; brothers, Herbert (Ruth) Dargel of Lime Ridge, and Frank (Pauline) Dargel of Davison, Mich; sisters, Mabel Wagner of Flint, Mich., and Eva Mittlesteadt of Reedsburg; and nieces and nephews, along with other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; daughter, Gloria; grandson, Mark Giese; brothers, Frederick "John" and Edwin; and sisters, Ruth and Harriet. Funeral services for Esther DeBeir will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH in LaValle with Pastor Ed Iverson officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Reedsburg. Friends may call on Sunday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH in LaValle, and on Monday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. Memorials of remembrance may be made to Zion Lutheran Church of LaValle, in lieu of flowers. The Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Child of Esther Dargel and Robert C. DeBeir

Robert C. DeBeir

M, b. 11 May 1912, d. 9 May 1993
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRobert C. DeBeir was also known as Bob.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 May 1912Robert C. DeBeir was born on 11 May 1912.
Marriage25 November 1936He married Esther Dargel, daughter of Herman Henry Dargel and Bessie Alford, on 25 November 1936.
Death9 May 1993Robert C. DeBeir died on 9 May 1993 at age 80.

Child of Robert C. DeBeir and Esther Dargel

Frederick Dargel

M, b. circa 1915, d. before December 2003
Father*Herman Henry Dargel b. 26 Aug 1886, d. 15 Jan 1955
Mother*Bessie Alford b. c 1891, d. 20 Mar 1961
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrederick Dargel was also known as John.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageFrederick Dargel married Betty (?).
Birthcirca 1915Frederick Dargel was born circa 1915 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Herman Henry Dargel and Bessie Alford.
Deathbefore December 2003Frederick Dargel died before December 2003.

Ruth E. Dargel

F, b. 21 December 1918, d. 22 March 1993
Father*Herman Henry Dargel b. 26 Aug 1886, d. 15 Jan 1955
Mother*Bessie Alford b. c 1891, d. 20 Mar 1961
Ruth Dargel 1937 senior portrait Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Bareis.
Married NameHer married name was Barets.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 December 1918Ruth E. Dargel was born on 21 December 1918 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Herman Henry Dargel and Bessie Alford.
Death22 March 1993Ruth E. Dargel died on 22 March 1993 at age 74.
  • Ruth E. Dargel graduated in 1937 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Dennis Wagner

M, b. circa 1910
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1910Dennis Wagner was born circa 1910 at Wisconsin.

Herbert E. Dargel

M, b. 30 January 1924, d. 12 August 2010
Father*Herman Henry Dargel b. 26 Aug 1886, d. 15 Jan 1955
Mother*Bessie Alford b. c 1891, d. 20 Mar 1961
Life EventDateDescription
Birth30 January 1924Herbert E. Dargel was born on 30 January 1924 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Herman Henry Dargel and Bessie Alford.
Marriage27 January 1946Herbert E. Dargel married Wilma Wegner on 27 January 1946.
Marriagebefore December 2003Herbert E. Dargel married Ruth (?) before December 2003.
Death12 August 2010Herbert E. Dargel died on 12 August 2010 at age 86 Herbert E. Dargel, 86, went from this life to the next Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, as the result of injuries sustained in an accident with his Model A car on July 25. He had been cared for by wonderful ICU staff at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau, near the site of the accident. Ruth, his wife of 64 years, passed away one week earlier from injuries she received in the same accident. Herb was born in Sauk County on Jan. 30, 1924, to Herman and Bessie Alford Dargel. He attended St. Peter's Lutheran School in Reedsburg for eight years and then worked on the family farm and later in the construction of Badger Army Ammunition Plant near Baraboo. He was drafted into the U.S. Marine Corps and honorably served in the motor pool until being discharged in 1946. While serving in the military, he married Wilma (Ruth) Wegner on Jan. 27, 1946, in Washington, D.C. They moved to Flint, Mich., then later to Lime Ridge, where Herb opened a Massey-Harris dealership. He operated that until merging with Baraboo Implement, where he and partner John Hehenberger received an award for selling the most balers worldwide in one year. He was partner there until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in LaValle since moving to Lime Ridge and was also a past member of the Lime Ridge village board. His many interests included ham radio operator, television repair, fishing, playing cards and after retirement became an enthusiastic antique car restorer. He rebuilt Model T's and A's for himself and others. Many people called on him for his expert mechanical skills. If he couldn't acquire a part, he'd make it on one of his metal lathes. Many enjoyable hours were spent in meetings, car shows and road trips with the Model A Restorers Club that he and Ruth belonged to for many years. His attendance at many of the car shows resulted with a trophy or an award. Herb had a pilot's license and once flew over Lake Michigan in a Cessna. He was a jack-of-all-trades who was always willing to learn something new. Recently he was teaching himself to type and play guitar. He is survived by sons, Gerald (Ellen) and Dan (Janet), and granddaughter, Carmen (special friend-Jared Manske). He is also survived by a brother, Frank (Pauline) Dargel; sisters, Mabel Wagner and Eva Mittlesteadt; brother-in-law, Johnnie (Annie) Wegner; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded by his wife, Ruth; his parents, Herman and Bessie Dargel; brothers, Edwin and John (Betty) Dargel; sisters and brothers-in-law, Esther (Bob) DeBeir, Harriet (Bernard) Krayer, Ruth (Roy) Bareis and Irvin Mittlesteadt; and grandson, Ryan Dargel. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 18, at Zion Lutheran Church, LaValle, with Pastor Robert Butler officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Reedsburg, with military rites conducted by Reedsburg VFW Post 1916. Visitation will be at Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, today at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Harriet Edna Dargel

F, b. 3 November 1925, d. 12 April 2001
Father*Herman Henry Dargel b. 26 Aug 1886, d. 15 Jan 1955
Mother*Bessie Alford b. c 1891, d. 20 Mar 1961
Harriet Dargel - Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI 1944
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Krayer.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHarriet Edna Dargel married Bernard J. Krayer.
Birth3 November 1925Harriet Edna Dargel was born on 3 November 1925 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Herman Henry Dargel and Bessie Alford.
Death12 April 2001Harriet Edna Dargel died on 12 April 2001 at age 75.
  • Harriet Edna Dargel graduated in 1944 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Bernard J. Krayer

M, b. 9 October 1921, d. 6 January 1999
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageBernard J. Krayer married Harriet Edna Dargel, daughter of Herman Henry Dargel and Bessie Alford.
Birth9 October 1921Bernard J. Krayer was born on 9 October 1921.
Death6 January 1999He died on 6 January 1999 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 77 Bernard J Krayer obituary.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal January 8, 1999 - Bernard J Krayer obituary

Irvin E. Mittlesteadt

M, b. 9 January 1923, d. 8 August 2003
Father*Elmer Mittlesteadt b. Nov 1895, d. 18 Apr 1965
Mother*Hazel Fish b. 18 Feb 1898, d. 13 Jul 1980
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationIrvin E. Mittlesteadt was also known as Mittelstaedt.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth9 January 1923Irvin E. Mittlesteadt was born on 9 January 1923.
He was the son of Elmer Mittlesteadt and Hazel Fish.
Death8 August 2003Irvin E. Mittlesteadt died on 8 August 2003 at age 80 Irvin E. Mittlesteadt, 80, Reedsburg, died on Friday, Aug. 8, 2003 in St. Mary's Hospital, Madison. He was born on Jan. 9, 1923 in Reedsburg, the son of Elmer and Hazel (Fish) Mittlesteadt. He was married to Eva Dargel on May 6, 1946. Irvin was employed at Reedsburg Foods for many years prior to his retirement. He was preceded in death by a son, Evan; his parents; and a sister, Iona Ferguson. He is survived by his wife, Eva, Reedsburg; sons, Daryl (Janie) Mittlesteadt, Woodruff, and Keith Mittlesteadt, Reedsburg; grandchildren, Renee Potter, Richarda, Travis and Lindsay Mittlesteadt; five great-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003 at 3 p.m. in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Reedsburg, with Rev. Kevin Kohnke officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends called on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Farber Funeral Home.

Child of Irvin E. Mittlesteadt

(?) Darger

M

Child of (?) Darger

Evelyn E. Burgess

F, b. 27 March 1919, d. 11 July 2003
Father*Elmer Burgess
Mother*Eva Hohn
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name23 May 1937As of 23 May 1937,her married name was Decot.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth27 March 1919Evelyn E. Burgess was born on 27 March 1919 at Vermont.
She was the daughter of Elmer Burgess and Eva Hohn.
Marriage23 May 1937Evelyn E. Burgess married Philip Decot, son of Edmund P. Decot and Pearl Chamness, on 23 May 1937.
Death11 July 2003Evelyn E. Burgess died on 11 July 2003 at age 84 Evelyn E. Decot, age 84, of Reedsburg, died Friday, July 11, 2003 at the Sauk County Health Care Center. She was born on March 27, 1919 in Bennington, Vt. to Elmer and Eva (Hohn) Burgess. On May 23, 1937, she was united in marriage to Philip Decot. The marriage was blessed with four children. Evelyn had been a cook at the Sauk County Health Care Center, and a 4-H leader for many years. She enjoyed her garden, especially flowers, and loved to travel. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Philip on January 20, 1991; a granddaughter, Debra Bauman; a great-grandson, Chad Good; a son-in-law, Donavan Herritz; three sisters, a brother; several brothers and sisters-in-law. She is survived by: her children, Wanda (Eugene) Bauman of Mission, Texas; Donna Herritz of Reedsburg; Leah May of Milwaukee; Wayne "Fudd" (Sharon) Decot of Masury, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Darlene Decot of Reedsburg; 16 grandchildren, Daryl, David, Jesse, Delia, Dawn, Tim, Steven, Scott, Patrick, Terry, Donavan, Latricia, Stephanie, Amy, Kerri and Philip; 29 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Ralph Burgess of Bennington, Vt., Bernard (Rita) Burgess of San Mateo, Calf., Elmer Burgess, Jr. of Bennington, Vt; sister, Lorraine Markiewicz of Watervliet, New York; brother-in-law, Dorres Decot of Hancock; sisters-in-law, Hazel Decot of Wonewoc, Wilma (Decot) Vose of Bennington, Vt. Alice Decot of Reedsburg; special friend, Meriadine Arzt of Reedsburg; numerous nieces, nephews, along with other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Evelyn E. Decot will be conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at the First Baptist Church in Reedsburg, with Pastor Bob Brandhagen officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery in LaValle. Friends may call on Monday, from 4-8 p.m. at the Farber Funeral Home, and on Tuesday from 10 a.m.. until the time of the service at the church. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Donavan Herritz

M, d. before July 2003
Father*William Albert Herritz b. 16 Oct 1893, d. 30 Nov 1978
Mother*Erma Klukas b. 1898, d. 1969
Life EventDateDescription
Donavan Herritz was the son of William Albert Herritz and Erma Klukas.
Deathbefore July 2003Donavan Herritz died before July 2003.

Elmer Burgess

M
Life EventDateDescription
DeathElmer Burgess died.
MarriageHe married Eva Hohn.

Child of Elmer Burgess and Eva Hohn

Eva Hohn

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Burgess.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEva Hohn married Elmer Burgess.
DeathEva Hohn died.

Child of Eva Hohn and Elmer Burgess

Henry Walter Dorow

M, b. 20 April 1876, d. May 1947
Father*John Dorow
Mother*unknown (?)
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHenry Walter Dorow was also known as Heinrich.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 April 1876Henry Walter Dorow was born on 20 April 1876 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.
He was the son of John Dorow and unknown (?).
Marriage23 September 1903Henry Walter Dorow married Ida Mittlesteadt, daughter of Ferdinand John Heinrich Mittlesteadt and Wilhelmine Ziech, on 23 September 1903 at St John Lutheran Church, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.
DeathMay 1947Henry Walter Dorow died in May 1947 at age 71 Henry Dorow, 71, died at his home here on Friday evening at about 8 o'clock. Henry Walter Dorow, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dorow, was born in the town of Reedsburg on April 20, 1876. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church for 43 years. On September 23, 1903, he was united in marriage to Ida Blank. He followed the occupation of farming until 10 years age when he retired to the city to make his home. About 6 years ago he was taken ill with a stroke wich maimed him. On Thursday evening before his death he suffered another stroke and passed away the following day. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Alta Austin, Reedsburg; and 2 brothers, Edward and Fred, both of Reedsburg; and 2 grandchildren. The funeral was held on Monday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran church with services conducted by the Rev. H. F. Leschensky. Burial was in the church cemetery. Taken from the Reedsburg Times Press of May 15, 1947.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal May 11, 1947 - Henry Dorow obituary

Child of Henry Walter Dorow and Ida Mittlesteadt

Vernon Ronald Kingsley

M, b. 18 August 1898, d. 7 February 1982
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationVernon Ronald Kingsley was also known as Vern.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 August 1898Vernon Ronald Kingsley was born on 18 August 1898 at Wisconsin.
Marriagebetween 1953 and 1972He married Alta Lina Dorow, daughter of Henry Walter Dorow and Ida Mittlesteadt, between 1953 and 1972.
Death7 February 1982Vernon Ronald Kingsley died on 7 February 1982 at Wisconsin at age 83.

Louis Edward Austin Jr.

M, b. 22 July 1906, d. 23 January 1946
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLouis Edward Austin Jr. was also known as Bill.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 July 1906Louis Edward Austin Jr. was born on 22 July 1906 at Wisconsin.
Marriage23 June 1934He married Alta Lina Dorow, daughter of Henry Walter Dorow and Ida Mittlesteadt, on 23 June 1934 at St John Lutheran Church, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.
Death23 January 1946Louis Edward Austin Jr. died on 23 January 1946 at Wisconsin at age 39 Louis Austin death notice.
Racine Journal Times January 23, 1946 - Louis Austin death notice

Child of Louis Edward Austin Jr. and Alta Lina Dorow

John Dorow

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJohn Dorow married unknown (?).

Child of John Dorow and unknown (?)

unknown (?)

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Dorow.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageUnknown (?) married John Dorow.

Child of unknown (?) and John Dorow

Lydia Ella Meyer

F, b. 2 November 1903, d. 3 July 2004
Father*Frederick Meyer b. Mar 1857, d. a Apr 1930
Mother*Catherine Hennings b. Feb 1865, d. a Apr 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLydia Ella Meyer was also known as Liddie.
Married Name1926As of 1926,her married name was Elfers.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth2 November 1903Lydia Ella Meyer was born on 2 November 1903 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Frederick Meyer and Catherine Hennings.
Marriage1926Lydia Ella Meyer married Edwin M. Elfers in 1926.
Death3 July 2004Lydia Ella Meyer died on 3 July 2004 at age 100 Lydia Ella Elfers, 100, Loganville, died peacefully in her sleep on July 3, 2004, at Zimmerman Nursing Home, Reedsburg. She was born Nov. 2, 1903, in Westfield Township, the daughter of Fred and Catherine (nee Hennings) Meyer. She was baptized, confirmed and married in St. John's Lutheran Church in Loganville where she was a life-long member. Lydia was born and raised on the farm during "horse and buggy" days and married a young farmer, Edwin Elfers, in 1926. One of their first proud possessions was a used Model T Ford. Lydia enjoyed growing and caring for her flowers inside and outside the house. Card parties with her friends was a favorite social activity. Crocheting kept her fingers busy in her later years. Lydia loved to travel to the West Coast to see her niece, Helen, and to the East Coast, Florida, Mexico, Canada and Europe. She was always up for a car or airplane ride. She loved being a chauffeur for her Loganville friends. Her favorite snack for friends was homemade coffee cake and coffee. Lydia is survived by two sons, John (Dottie) Elfers, Rock Springs, and Henry (Deanna) Elfers, Reedsburg; one granddaughter, Julie (Mike) Strutz, Reedsburg; two great-grandchildren, Richie and Samantha Strutz; and sister-in-law, Vera Elfers. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death was her husband, mother and father, brother Paul Meyer, and sister Hulda Kohlmeyer. Lydia commented a few days ago that she traveled a long way and that she took the long way around. We are all glad that she did. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 8 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Loganville with Rev. Duane Daeke officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, July 7 at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg from 4 to 8 p.m. officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John's Lift Fund or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
Census DateLocationDescription
1910Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinLydia Ella Meyer was listed as a daughter in Frederick Meyer's household on the 1910 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1920Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinLydia Ella Meyer was listed as a daughter in Frederick Meyer's household on the 1920 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Child of Lydia Ella Meyer and Edwin M. Elfers

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1737; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 130; Image: 129.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll T625_2015; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 171; Image: 284.

Edwin M. Elfers

M, b. 1903, d. 1971
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1903Edwin M. Elfers was born in 1903.
Marriage1926He married Lydia Ella Meyer, daughter of Frederick Meyer and Catherine Hennings, in 1926.
Death1971Edwin M. Elfers died in 1971.

Child of Edwin M. Elfers and Lydia Ella Meyer

Dr. John Elfers

M, b. 20 January 1940, d. 2 July 2016
Father*Edwin M. Elfers b. 1903, d. 1971
Mother*Lydia Ella Meyer b. 2 Nov 1903, d. 3 Jul 2004
John Elfers 1958 senior portrait Webb High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageDr. John Elfers married Dorothy Earle Kreider.
Birth20 January 1940Dr. John Elfers was born on 20 January 1940.
He was the son of Edwin M. Elfers and Lydia Ella Meyer.
Death2 July 2016Dr. John Elfers died on 2 July 2016 at age 76 Dr. John E. Elfers DDS, age 76, of Rock Springs, died tragically in a farm accident at his home on Saturday, July 2, 2016. He was born on January 20, 1940 in Reedsburg, the son of Edwin and Lydia (Meyer) Elfers. John was a 1963 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He was a Vietnam veteran serving until 1969. John then remained in the 440th Reserves based in Milwaukee until 1990. He was a pilot with TWA for six years. John attended Marquette Dental School graduating in 1980. In 1981, he opened the John E. Elfers Dental Office in Reedsburg where he was active until the time of his death. On June 16, 1990, he married the former Dorothy "Dottie" Kreider. John was an active and lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Loganville and a member of the Reedsburg VFW. He enjoyed farming, animals, hiking, hunting, running and later in life became an avid mountain climber. Survivors include his wife, Dottie; his brother: Henry (Deanna) Elfers, of Reedsburg, his niece: Julie (Mike) Strutz, of Loganville; his great nephew: Richie Strutz; his great niece: Samantha Strutz; three AFS students who were like his children: Marie Hallberg, of Sweden; Anastasia (Sasha) Guscina, of Moldovia and Jennifer Liu, of China; other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, July 11, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church in Loganville with Pastor Tim Anderson officiating. Interment with military rites will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Sunday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg and after 10:00 A.M. on Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials to St. John Lutheran Church would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
  • Dr. John Elfers graduated in 1958 at Webb High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Dorothy Earle Kreider

F, b. 18 November 1943, d. 10 April 2017
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Elfers.
Name VariationDorothy Earle Kreider was also known as Dottie.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageDorothy Earle Kreider married Dr. John Elfers, son of Edwin M. Elfers and Lydia Ella Meyer.
Birth18 November 1943Dorothy Earle Kreider was born on 18 November 1943.
Death10 April 2017She died on 10 April 2017 at age 73 Dorothy Earle "Dottie" Elfers, age 73, of Rock Springs, was born on November 18, 1943. She died on Monday, April 10, 2017 from complications of metastatic breast cancer. She was a long time resident of Rock Springs, WI with her husband, Dr. John Elfers, who preceded her in death on July 2, 2016. Dottie was an avid outdoorswoman, farmer, animal lover, equestrian athlete, and friend to family, her horse community and town community. Dottie was born in Montclair, NJ to Dorothy and Clarence Kreider and was raised in a family of four siblings in Denver, CO. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in Faribault, MI and attended Colorado University in Boulder, CO. Dottie flew for Frontier Airlines as a flight attendant for 18 years and worked at the Denver Zoo as a zookeeper for primates and large cats before moving to Wisconsin with her husband, John. They settled on their farm where Dottie kept horses, sheep, llamas, and a variety of cats and dogs. They shared their life with two exchange students: Marie Hallberg of Sweden and Anastasia Guscina of Moldova, as well as Tyler Kreiter of DePere WI, who spent many summers with them helping on the farm. Her good friend, Sherri Lower, was at her bedside when she passed. Dottie was first diagnosed with breast cancer 25 years ago. Even when she was in remission, Dottie would spend much of her time supporting other cancer survivors and groups. She gave generously to the Susan Komen Foundation and The American Cancer Society and never forgot her cancer friends in their fight. Dottie was grateful for every day and kept her positive, exuberant attitude throughout her life. Dottie is survived by her sisters: Mary Kreider and Helen (David) Skidmore; her brothers: Jim (Anita) Kreider and Tom (Paula) Kreider; her brother-in-law: Hank (Deanna) Elfers, as well as eight nieces and nephews and six great-nieces and great-nephews. There will be a Celebration of Life gathering from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg. A private family burial will be held. In lieu of gifts, flowers and plants, please make donations to St. John Lutheran Church in Loganville or Agrace HospiceCare in remembrance of Dottie. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

Harold G. Erdmann

M, b. 1914, d. 22 March 1990
Father*Gustave Erdmann b. 13 Oct 1885, d. 14 Dec 1978
Mother*Martha Muchow b. Nov 1885, d. 8 Nov 1960
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHarold G. Erdmann married Margaret D. Goetsch, daughter of Walter August Goetsch and Marie Harms.
Birth1914Harold G. Erdmann was born in 1914.
He was the son of Gustave Erdmann and Martha Muchow.
Death22 March 1990Harold G. Erdmann died on 22 March 1990.

Child of Harold G. Erdmann and Margaret D. Goetsch