Agnes Montag

F, b. circa 1980, d. 1980
  • Agnes Montag was born circa 1980.
  • She died in 1980 at died in infancy.

Mary M. (?)

F, b. 1899, d. 1996
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1926As of circa 1926,her married name was Montag.
Census DateLocation
1940Fern Valley, Palo Alto, IowaMary M. (?) was listed as wife in Ferdinand F. Montag's household on the 1940 Census at Fern Valley, Palo Alto, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Fern Valley, Palo Alto, Iowa; Roll: T627_1189; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 74-8.

Frances (?)

F, b. 1890, d. 1986
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Montag.

Meriam S. (?)

F, b. 1908, d. 1969
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Nameafter April 1930As of after April 1930,her married name was Montag.
  • Meriam S. (?) was born in 1908.
  • She married Leo F. Montag, son of John Orrin Montag and Katherine Hinderman, after April 1930.
  • Meriam S. (?) witnessed the burial of Charles F. Kieler on 30 March 1941 at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin; Mrs John Montag, Mrs Regina Bowman and Mr and Mrs Leo Montag attended the funeral of a cousin, Charles Kieler, at Dubuque, Sunday.
  • Meriam S. (?) died in 1969.

Jacob Bauman

M, b. 16 January 1878, d. 4 October 1936
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJacob Bauman was also known as Bowman.

Henry Adolph Montag

M, b. 9 December 1882, d. 1956
Father*John Orrin Montag b. 23 Sep 1853, d. 8 Feb 1933
Mother*Katherine Hinderman b. 28 Jul 1860, d. 10 May 1944
Census DateLocation
1 January 1925West Bend, Palo Alto, IowaHenry Adolph Montag appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 at West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa.

Children of Henry Adolph Montag and Luna Sloan

Luna Sloan

F, b. 1884, d. 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLuna Sloan was also known as Mary Luna.
Married Name24 January 1905As of 24 January 1905,her married name was Montag.
Census DateLocation
1 January 1925West Bend, Palo Alto, IowaLuna Sloan appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of Henry Adolph Montag at West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa.

Children of Luna Sloan and Henry Adolph Montag

Henry George Montag

M, b. circa 1923, d. 1923
Father*Henry Adolph Montag b. 9 Dec 1882, d. 1956
Mother*Luna Sloan b. 1884, d. 1959

Philip John Montag

M, b. 11 October 1921, d. 2 October 2011
Father*Henry Adolph Montag b. 9 Dec 1882, d. 1956
Mother*Luna Sloan b. 1884, d. 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationPhilip John Montag was also known as Bill.
  • Philip John Montag was born on 11 October 1921 at Iowa.
  • He was the son of Henry Adolph Montag and Luna Sloan.
  • Philip John Montag died on 2 October 2011 at age 89 Philip John (Bill) Montag, age 89, of Faribault, MN, and formerly of Curlew and Dows, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2011, peacefully at his home following a brief illness, cared for by his wife and family. The family will celebrate Bill’s life with a visitation and funeral Mass. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Divine Mercy Catholic Church (139 Mercy Dr.) in Faribault. Visitation will be held from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the church on Thursday. Interment with military honors will be held on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mallard, Iowa. Philip John (Bill) Montag was born on October 11, 1921 in West Bend, Iowa, a middle son among the seventeen children of Henry and Luna (Sloan) Montag. He married Oma Marie Allen in West Bend on August 27, 1946 and fathered four sons and five daughters, all of whom loved him very much. He was preceded in death by his parents, by his son, Randy, and by several of his brothers and sisters, all of whom have been waiting to welcome him to the next life. He is survived by his wife, Oma; sons, Tom (Mary) of Fairwater, WI, Philip Jr. (Vicky) of Dows, IA, and Henry (Susan) of Manchester, IA; daughters, Kathleen Keilen (Jim) of Faribault, MN, Nancy Gehrke (Jerry) of Mankato, MN, Marilyn Quist (Bill) of Kanawha, IA, Diane Montag of Farmington, MN, and Colleen Vandervort (Dean) of Alden, IA; 28 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; several brothers and sisters; and by many friends and neighbors at Curlew and Dows, Iowa. Bill reached the rank of First Sergeant in the United States Army’s Third Division in the European Theater during World War II, an experience he very seldom spoke about. After his discharge from the service and his marriage, he and Oma took up farming at Rodman, Iowa, then at Curlew for many years before buying a farm of their own at Dows. Many of those early years at Curlew are recounted in Curlew: Home, a memoir by his son, Tom. Eventually retiring from farming, Bill and Oma worked for several years as USDA meat inspectors, living in Mason City and Indianola, Iowa, and then retiring to Hampton, Iowa. In 2004, the couple moved to Faribault, MN, to be close to three daughters who could help care for them in their final years. Bill was a quiet man, never saying much, but he didn’t suffer fools gladly. One day a tax assessor, snooping about the place and trying to make small talk, said, “Do you think it will rain?” “It’ll be a hell of a long dry spell if it don’t”, Bill said. It wasn’t until his hospitalization that his sons and daughters got to see him display his very dry but exquisite sense of humor. If he hadn’t been a farmer, he could have been a good stand-up comedian.


    All of the family was honored to care for their husband and father during his final illness, one last opportunity to show him how much they loved him. His legacy to his children, after 65 years of marriage, is that he loved their mother long and steady. Oma says that if she could tell her story, it would be a love story. The family is grateful to all the Mayo nurses at St. Mary’s in Rochester and Cannon Falls Hospital, and to the Rice County Home Health staff and the Faribault Area Hospice for their good care during Bill’s last illness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation of food be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Faribault or memorial to the Faribault Area Hospice in memory of Bill. Funeral arrangements are being completed with the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory of Faribault, MN.
Census DateLocation
1 January 1925West Bend, Palo Alto, IowaPhilip John Montag appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of Henry Adolph Montag at West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa.

Child of Philip John Montag

Randy Montag

M, d. before October 2011
Father*Philip John Montag b. 11 Oct 1921, d. 2 Oct 2011

Marguerite Dora Montag

F, b. 10 July 1910, d. 12 January 2010
Father*Henry Adolph Montag b. 9 Dec 1882, d. 1956
Mother*Luna Sloan b. 1884, d. 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMarguerite Dora Montag was also known as Margaret.
Married Name24 January 1933As of 24 January 1933,her married name was Wirtz.
  • Marguerite Dora Montag was born on 10 July 1910 at Iowa.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Adolph Montag and Luna Sloan.
  • Marguerite Dora Montag married Alfred Wirtz on 24 January 1933.
  • Marguerite Dora Montag died on 12 January 2010 at age 99 Marguerite Dora Wirtz, 99, died on January 12, 2010 at the West Bend Care Center. She was born July 10, 1910 near West Bend, the daughter of Henry and Luna Sloan Montag. Marguerite lived in the West Bend community her entire life and was a lifetime member of Sts. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church. She married Alfred Wirtz on January 24, 1933. Together they farmed 36 years before their reitrement and then enjoyed life in their comfortable home in West Bend. Marguerite was a past member of the Ladies Aid Society and the CDA of the church. She volunteered for a number of years at the Care Center, helping with activities for the residents. She was a quilter. Family and friends received many of her hand crafted quilt and lap robes. She provided quilts which were raffled at the fall parish dinner for a number of years. Survivors include her seven children and 18 grandchildren: Mel and Gretchen Wirtz and their daughters Chris, Laurie and Kari; Dorothy Wirtz McEnany and Larry and their children Terry, Patsy, Katie and Tom; Betsy Wirtz Rukavina and her son Jason; Bernie Wirtz Zimmer and John and their children John, Michael and Jennifer; Harry and DeeDee Wirtz and their sons David, Andrew and Brian; Don and Alyce Wirtz and their daughters Elisabeth and Erin; Ray and Pam Wirtz and their children Jeremy and Robbin, 25 great grandchildren, brothers Philip, Robert and Martin and sisters Dora, Florence and Rose. Marguerite was preceded in death by her husband Alfred in 1989, grandson Patrick Zimmer, and Son-in-law Tony Rukavina, parents, 4 sisters and 6 brothers. Our mother was an unfailing optimist, and her quick wit kept us smiling. She always told us how well she was cared for at the West Bend Care Center and liked our phone call visits more than anything. Her stories of her growing years and hard farm work, working alongside our Dad while taking wonderful care of 7 children, will long inspire us to do our part to honor her memory. Funeral services for Mrs. Wirtz will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, West Bend with burial to follow in the West Bend Cemetery. Visitation is from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Harris Funeral Home in West Bend.
Census DateLocation
1 January 1925West Bend, Palo Alto, IowaMarguerite Dora Montag appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of Henry Adolph Montag at West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa.

Alfred Wirtz

M, d. 1989

Tony Rukavina

M, d. before 2010
  • Tony Rukavina died before 2010.

Dorothea F. Montag

F, b. circa 1915
Father*Henry Adolph Montag b. 9 Dec 1882, d. 1956
Mother*Luna Sloan b. 1884, d. 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDorothea F. Montag was also known as Dora.
Census DateLocation
1 January 1925West Bend, Palo Alto, IowaDorothea F. Montag appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of Henry Adolph Montag at West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa.

Florence Montag

F, b. circa 1921
Father*Henry Adolph Montag b. 9 Dec 1882, d. 1956
Mother*Luna Sloan b. 1884, d. 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFlorence Montag was also known as Clarence.
Census DateLocation
1 January 1925West Bend, Palo Alto, IowaFlorence Montag appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of Henry Adolph Montag at West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa.

Paul Montag

M, b. 6 June 1908, d. 9 September 2002
Father*Henry Adolph Montag b. 9 Dec 1882, d. 1956
Mother*Luna Sloan b. 1884, d. 1959
Census DateLocation
1 January 1925West Bend, Palo Alto, IowaPaul Montag appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of Henry Adolph Montag at West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa.

Lena Wirtz

F
Father*Jacob Wirtz
Mother*Anna Loder
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Montag.

Jacob Wirtz

M
  • Jacob Wirtz was born at Switzerland.
  • He married Anna Loder.

Child of Jacob Wirtz and Anna Loder

Anna Loder

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Wirtz.
  • Anna Loder married Jacob Wirtz.
  • Anna Loder was born at Argentina.

Child of Anna Loder and Jacob Wirtz

Esther M. Montag

F, b. 12 December 1905, d. 7 May 1992
Father*Henry Adolph Montag b. 9 Dec 1882, d. 1956
Mother*Luna Sloan b. 1884, d. 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name11 September 1928As of 11 September 1928,her married name was Schmalen.
Census DateLocation
1 January 1925West Bend, Palo Alto, IowaEsther M. Montag appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of Henry Adolph Montag at West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa.

Reverand Father Bernard J. Montag

M, b. 6 January 1907, d. 30 May 2001
Father*Henry Adolph Montag b. 9 Dec 1882, d. 1956
Mother*Luna Sloan b. 1884, d. 1959
  • Reverand Father Bernard J. Montag was born on 6 January 1907 at Iowa.
  • He was the son of Henry Adolph Montag and Luna Sloan.
  • Mary Bisenius and John Orrin Montag were married by Reverand Father Bernard J. Montag in August 1940 at Iowa; Wedding of John Montag and Mary Bisenius performed by his brother Rev. Bernard Montag.
  • He died on 30 May 2001 at age 94.
Census DateLocation
1 January 1925West Bend, Palo Alto, IowaReverand Father Bernard J. Montag appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of Henry Adolph Montag at West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa.

Agnes Regina Montag

F, b. 24 October 1911, d. 17 October 2006
Father*Henry Adolph Montag b. 9 Dec 1882, d. 1956
Mother*Luna Sloan b. 1884, d. 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Bower.
Census DateLocation
1 January 1925West Bend, Palo Alto, IowaAgnes Regina Montag appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of Henry Adolph Montag at West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa.

Francis William Montag

M, b. 31 December 1912, d. 14 October 2007
Father*Henry Adolph Montag b. 9 Dec 1882, d. 1956
Mother*Luna Sloan b. 1884, d. 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrancis William Montag was also known as Frances.
  • Francis William Montag was born on 31 December 1912 at Iowa.
  • He was the son of Henry Adolph Montag and Luna Sloan.
  • Francis William Montag died on 14 October 2007 at Iowa at age 94.
Census DateLocation
1 January 1925West Bend, Palo Alto, IowaFrancis William Montag appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of Henry Adolph Montag at West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa.

Mary Montag

F, b. circa 1917, d. before 2010
Father*Henry Adolph Montag b. 9 Dec 1882, d. 1956
Mother*Luna Sloan b. 1884, d. 1959
Census DateLocation
1 January 1925West Bend, Palo Alto, IowaMary Montag appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of Henry Adolph Montag at West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa.

John Orrin Montag

M, b. 8 September 1917, d. 4 July 1999
Father*Henry Adolph Montag b. 9 Dec 1882, d. 1956
Mother*Luna Sloan b. 1884, d. 1959
  • John Orrin Montag was born on 8 September 1917 at Iowa.
  • He was the son of Henry Adolph Montag and Luna Sloan.
  • John Orrin Montag married Mary Bisenius, daughter of John Bisenius and Helena Dahlhauser, in August 1940 at Iowa Wedding of John Montag and Mary Bisenius performed by his brother Rev. Bernard Montag.
    Wedding of John Montag and Mary Bisenius performed by his brother Rev. Bernard Montag 26 Aug 1940 The Mason City Globe-Gazette (Mason City, IA)
  • John Orrin Montag died on 4 July 1999 at age 81.
Census DateLocation
1 January 1925West Bend, Palo Alto, IowaJohn Orrin Montag appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of Henry Adolph Montag at West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa.

George Raymond Montag

M, b. 27 August 1919, d. 14 March 2001
Father*Henry Adolph Montag b. 9 Dec 1882, d. 1956
Mother*Luna Sloan b. 1884, d. 1959
  • George Raymond Montag was born on 27 August 1919 at Iowa.
  • He was the son of Henry Adolph Montag and Luna Sloan.
  • George Raymond Montag died on 14 March 2001 at age 81.
Census DateLocation
1 January 1925West Bend, Palo Alto, IowaGeorge Raymond Montag appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of Henry Adolph Montag at West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa.

Mary Bisenius

F
Father*John Bisenius
Mother*Helena Dahlhauser
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameAugust 1940As of August 1940,her married name was Montag.
  • Mary Bisenius was the daughter of John Bisenius and Helena Dahlhauser.
  • Mary Bisenius married John Orrin Montag, son of Henry Adolph Montag and Luna Sloan, in August 1940 at Iowa Wedding of John Montag and Mary Bisenius performed by his brother Rev. Bernard Montag.
    Wedding of John Montag and Mary Bisenius performed by his brother Rev. Bernard Montag 26 Aug 1940 The Mason City Globe-Gazette (Mason City, IA)

Catherine Lauretta Montag

F, b. 27 October 1925, d. 26 February 2009
Father*Henry Adolph Montag b. 9 Dec 1882, d. 1956
Mother*Luna Sloan b. 1884, d. 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1946As of 1946,her married name was Bristow.
  • Catherine Lauretta Montag was born on 27 October 1925 at Iowa.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Adolph Montag and Luna Sloan.
  • Catherine Lauretta Montag married Homer C. Bristow in 1946.
  • Catherine Lauretta Montag died on 26 February 2009 at Iowa at age 83 Catherine L. Montag Bristow, 83, died on February 26, 2009 at West Bend Care Center in West Bend, Iowa. She was born October 27, 1925 to Henry and Luna (Sloan) Montag of West Bend. She married Homer Bristow in 1946 and spent her life loving and caring for their family. The couple were Winter Texan residents of Alice, Texas. Catherine was a rural mail carrier in the Algona area for many years and worked for the Algona Public Schools food service department after retirement. She was a caring soul, always ready to help others and had a good hand at gardening and crafts. She is survived by her husband, Homer Bristow; six children, Sharon (Tom) Studer, Jim (Janet) Bristow, Steve (Patty) Bristow, Wanda (Doc) Wilder, Shelia (Gary) Reed and Brian Bristow; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, along with a host of extended Montag family members.

Peter John Schmalen

M

Clarence Bower

M, b. 3 December 1906, d. 27 February 1997