Russel Lee Engelbrecht

M, b. 1931, d. 1931
Father*Frank Detlef Engelbrecht b. 11 Jun 1892, d. 5 Aug 1972
Mother*Dora Magdaline Sanny b. 11 Jul 1894, d. 23 Jan 1967
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1931Russel Lee Engelbrecht was born in 1931.
Death1931He died in 1931 at died in infancy.
He was the son of Frank Detlef Engelbrecht and Dora Magdaline Sanny.

August Osterthun

M, b. 1885, d. 1957
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAugust Osterthun married Johannah Lubben.
Birth1885August Osterthun was born in 1885.
Burial1957He was buried in 1957 at Riverside Cemetery, Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.
Death1957He died in 1957.

Children of August Osterthun and Johannah Lubben

Johannah Lubben

F, b. 1889, d. 1984
Hannah (Lubben) Osterthun 1975
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Osterthun.
Name VariationJohannah Lubben was also known as Hannah.
Name VariationJohannah Lubben was also known as Hanna.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJohannah Lubben married August Osterthun.
Birth1889Johannah Lubben was born in 1889.
Burial1984She was buried in 1984 at Riverside Cemetery, Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.
Death1984She died in 1984.
  • In May 1975 5 generation photo of Hannah Osterthun, Alma (Osterthun) Klemme, Wendall Klemme, his daughters Cheryl and Terri, and grandkids.
    Akron Register Tribune May 15, 1975 - 5 generation photo of Hannah Osterthun, Alma (Osterthun) Klemme, Wendall Klemme, his daughters Cheryl and Terri

Children of Johannah Lubben and August Osterthun

Edna Helena Henrietta Osterthun

F, b. 3 July 1914, d. 12 December 2009
Father*August Osterthun b. 1885, d. 1957
Mother*Johannah Lubben b. 1889, d. 1984
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1934As of 1934,her married name was Jurgensen.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 July 1914Edna Helena Henrietta Osterthun was born on 3 July 1914 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of August Osterthun and Johannah Lubben.
Marriage1934Edna Helena Henrietta Osterthun married Arval Jurgensen in 1934.
Death12 December 2009Edna Helena Henrietta Osterthun died on 12 December 2009 at Iowa at age 95 Edna Jurgensen, 95, of Akron, Iowa passed away Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids, Iowa.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron, Iowa. Reverend Jean Morse will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3:00 p.m. Monday, December 14, 2009, with the family present after 6:00 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel in Akron, Iowa.

Edna Helena Henrietta Jurgensen was born July 3, 1914 on a farm north of Akron, Iowa, the daughter of August and Hannah (Lubben) Osterthun. She was baptized at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Chatsworth, Iowa and later confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. She attended Jones Country School near her home.

She was united in marriage to Arval Jurgensen on January 20, 1934 at the Trinity Lutheran Church parsonage in Akron. The couple farmed near Akron from 1934 to 1975. During that time, Edna was a homemaker for her family and helped Arval with chores around the farm. In 1975, they moved to Akron. In June of 2003, they became residents of the Akron Care Center. Arval passed away June 4, 2008. In March of this year, Edna moved to the Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids, Iowa.

Edna was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. She taught Sunday school for many years. Edna loved dancing and playing cards. She also enjoyed baking and cooking for her family and friends. Edna enjoyed watching the Lawrence Welk Show. Edna's favorite time of the year was Christmas, she loved the lighted trees and listening to the Christmas music. Edna loved her "birthday parties" with her family. Edna will be remembered for many things, but most all, her terrific sense of humor. She would share it with family, friends, and care center staff. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include a son: Marlin Jurgensen and his wife Donna of Alcester, SD; a daughter: Joyce Witt and her husband Bob of Rock Rapids, IA; 5 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a brother in law: Orlan Jurgenson of Omaha, NE; 2 sisters-in-law: Ellen Tabbert and her husband Bob of Harrisburg, SD, and Janiece Lawrence of Sioux Falls, SD; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arval; 2 sisters: Nora Tammen and Alma Klemme; and a great-granddaughter: Kelsey Ellen Witt.
Burialafter 12 December 2009She was buried after 12 December 2009 at Riverside Cemetery, Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.

Arval Jurgensen

M, b. 18 July 1913, d. 4 June 2008
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 July 1913Arval Jurgensen was born on 18 July 1913.
Marriage1934He married Edna Helena Henrietta Osterthun, daughter of August Osterthun and Johannah Lubben, in 1934.
Death4 June 2008Arval Jurgensen died on 4 June 2008 at age 94 Arval R. Jurgensen, 94, of Akron, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, June 04, 2008 at the Akron Care Center in Akron, Iowa.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2008 at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. Reverend Jean Morse will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitations will be after 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2008, with the family present after 6:00 p.m., and a Prayer service at 7:00 p.m., all at the church. The Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel in Akron is in charge of arrangements.

Arval Raymond Jurgensen was born July 18, 1913 near Akron, Iowa, the son of Andrew and Anna (Martsfield) Jurgensen. He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron on June 19, 1927. He attended school in Akron and graduated from Akron High School in 1931.

He was united in marriage to Edna Osterthun on January 20, 1934 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. The couple farmed near Akron from 1934 to 1975. During that time, Arval began selling insurance for his father-in-law and also worked the A.S.C. office in Le Mars. He also clerked sales for many businesses in the area. In 1975, Arval and Edna moved to Akron. Arval continued to sell insurance until his retirement on July 1, 1982. Following his retirement, Arval worked as a caretaker for the Riverside Cemetery in Akron. In June of 2003, Arval became a resident of the Akron Care Center.

Arval was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron, having held several church offices. He was also a member of the Akron Lion's Club and a former board member for the Akron Care Center. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Arval had a passion for band music, polka music, and playing the trumpet. He and Edna enjoyed going to dances. He also enjoyed playing pinochle and throwing horseshoes. He also liked playing baseball and softball. While living at the care center, he was active in the Bell Choir. He enjoyed his trip with the bell choir to Denver. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife of over 74 years, Edna of Akron; son: Marlin Jurgensen and his wife Donna of Alcester, SD; daughter: Joyce Witt and her husband Bob of Rock Rapids, IA; brother: Orlan Jurgenson of Mesa, AZ; 2 sisters: Ellen Tabbert and her husband Bob of Harrisburg, SD, and Janiece Lawrence of Sioux Falls, SD; 5 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister: LaVina Cramlett; brother: Lowell Jurgensen; and great-granddaughter: Kelsey Ellen Witt.
Burialafter 4 June 2008He was buried after 4 June 2008 at Riverside Cemetery, Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.

Nora Osterthun

F, b. 4 November 1910, d. August 1978
Father*August Osterthun b. 1885, d. 1957
Mother*Johannah Lubben b. 1889, d. 1984
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Tammen.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageNora Osterthun married John Tammen.
Birth4 November 1910Nora Osterthun was born on 4 November 1910.
She was the daughter of August Osterthun and Johannah Lubben.
DeathAugust 1978Nora Osterthun died in August 1978 at age 67.

John Tammen

M, d. before June 2008
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJohn Tammen married Nora Osterthun, daughter of August Osterthun and Johannah Lubben.
Deathbefore June 2008John Tammen died before June 2008.

Joahnn Friedrich Schweke

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJoahnn Friedrich Schweke married Anna Wilhelmine Thoms.

Child of Joahnn Friedrich Schweke and Anna Wilhelmine Thoms

Anna Wilhelmine Thoms

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Schweke.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAnna Wilhelmine Thoms married Joahnn Friedrich Schweke.

Child of Anna Wilhelmine Thoms and Joahnn Friedrich Schweke

Daniel W. Dodge

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageDaniel W. Dodge married Harriet Smith.

Child of Daniel W. Dodge and Harriet Smith

Harriet Smith

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Dodge.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHarriet Smith married Daniel W. Dodge.

Child of Harriet Smith and Daniel W. Dodge

Joseph Hauser

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJoseph Hauser married Gertrude Legler.

Children of Joseph Hauser and Gertrude Legler

Gertrude Legler

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Hauser.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageGertrude Legler married Joseph Hauser.

Children of Gertrude Legler and Joseph Hauser

Ralph J. Biver

M, b. 14 February 1902, d. 26 December 1933
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 February 1902Ralph J. Biver was born on 14 February 1902 at Iowa.
Marriage10 March 1921He married Loretta B. Hauser, daughter of Martin F. Hauser and Katherine Uthe, on 10 March 1921 at Dubuque, Iowa.
Death26 December 1933Ralph J. Biver died on 26 December 1933 at Iowa at age 31.
Census DateLocationDescription
1 January 1925Dubuque, Dubuque, IowaRalph J. Biver appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 at Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.

Johann Philipp Schmerbauch

M, b. 18 November 1728, d. 11 June 1792
Father*Hans Balthasar Schmerbauch b. 20 Jul 1690, d. 11 Feb 1749
Mother*Anna Katharina Günther b. c 1690, d. a Oct 1728
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohann Philipp Schmerbauch was also known as Philip.
Name VariationJohann Philipp Schmerbauch was also known as Schmerbach.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 November 1728Johann Philipp Schmerbauch was born on 18 November 1728 at Struth, Mühlhausen, Thüringen, Germany.
He was the son of Hans Balthasar Schmerbauch and Anna Katharina Günther.
Marriage25 January 1762Johann Philipp Schmerbauch married Anna Barbara Richard on 25 January 1762.
Marriagebefore 1784Johann Philipp Schmerbauch married Anna Margaretha Schilling before 1784.
Death11 June 1792Johann Philipp Schmerbauch died on 11 June 1792 at age 63.

Child of Johann Philipp Schmerbauch and Anna Barbara Richard

Children of Johann Philipp Schmerbauch and Anna Margaretha Schilling

Anna Margaretha Schilling

F, b. 21 January 1763, d. 14 June 1808
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name9 April 1793As of 9 April 1793,her married name was Schmerbach.
Married Name9 April 1793As of 9 April 1793,her married name was Schmerbauch.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 January 1763Anna Margaretha Schilling was born on 21 January 1763 at Struth, Thüringen, Germany.
Marriagebefore 1784She married Johann Philipp Schmerbauch, son of Hans Balthasar Schmerbauch and Anna Katharina Günther, before 1784.
Marriage9 April 1793Anna Margaretha Schilling married Gottfried Schmerbauch on 9 April 1793 at both previously married.
Death14 June 1808Anna Margaretha Schilling died on 14 June 1808 at Struth, Thüringen, Germany, at age 45.

Children of Anna Margaretha Schilling and Johann Philipp Schmerbauch

Joseph Schmerbauch

M, b. before 1793
Father*Johann Philipp Schmerbauch b. 18 Nov 1728, d. 11 Jun 1792
Mother*Anna Margaretha Schilling b. 21 Jan 1763, d. 14 Jun 1808
Life EventDateDescription
Birthbefore 1793Joseph Schmerbauch was born before 1793 at Germany.
He was the son of Johann Philipp Schmerbauch and Anna Margaretha Schilling.

Anna Barbara Richard

F, b. 18 November 1736, d. 21 February 1782
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name25 January 1762As of 25 January 1762,her married name was Schmerbach.
Married Name25 January 1762As of 25 January 1762,her married name was Schmerbauch.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 November 1736Anna Barbara Richard was born on 18 November 1736.
Marriage25 January 1762She married Johann Philipp Schmerbauch, son of Hans Balthasar Schmerbauch and Anna Katharina Günther, on 25 January 1762.
Death21 February 1782Anna Barbara Richard died on 21 February 1782 at age 45.

Child of Anna Barbara Richard and Johann Philipp Schmerbauch

Johannes Georg Schmerbauch

M, b. 31 January 1770, d. 6 May 1845
Father*Johann Philipp Schmerbauch b. 18 Nov 1728, d. 11 Jun 1792
Mother*Anna Barbara Richard b. 18 Nov 1736, d. 21 Feb 1782
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohannes Georg Schmerbauch was also known as Johann Georg.
Name VariationJohannes Georg Schmerbauch was also known as George.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJohannes Georg Schmerbauch married Theresia Wallbraun.
Birth31 January 1770Johannes Georg Schmerbauch was born on 31 January 1770 at Struth, Eichsfeld, Prussia.
He was the son of Johann Philipp Schmerbauch and Anna Barbara Richard.
Death6 May 1845Johannes Georg Schmerbauch died on 6 May 1845 at Struth, Mühlhausen, Eichsfeld, Prussia, at age 75.
Burial9 May 1845He was buried on 9 May 1845 at Struth Evangelische Kirche, Kaisershagen u. Windeberg, Mühlhausen, Saxony, Germany.1

Children of Johannes Georg Schmerbauch and Theresia Wallbraun

Citations

  1. [S402] Marriages, and Burials Germany Lutheran Baptisms Digital Archives, by Ancestry.com.

Gottfried Schmerbauch

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage9 April 1793Gottfried Schmerbauch married Anna Margaretha Schilling on 9 April 1793 at both previously married.

Joseph Schmerbauch

M, b. 15 August 1820, d. 11 April 1867
Father*Johannes Georg Schmerbauch b. 31 Jan 1770, d. 6 May 1845
Mother*Theresia Wallbraun b. 29 Mar 1779, d. 28 Mar 1863
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJoseph Schmerbauch was also known as Schmerbach.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 August 1820Joseph Schmerbauch was born on 15 August 1820 at Struth, Thuringia, Germany.
He was the son of Johannes Georg Schmerbauch and Theresia Wallbraun.
Marriagebefore 1856Joseph Schmerbauch married Gertrud Irrung before 1856.
Marriagebefore 1861Joseph Schmerbauch married Margareth (?) before 1861.
Death11 April 1867Joseph Schmerbauch died on 11 April 1867 at Hastings, Westchester, New York, at age 46 also reported as 1866.
  • The surname Schmerbauch (which literally means pot belly) was anglized to Schmerbach in America.
  • Joseph Schmerbauch immigrated in 1848 to Hamburg to, New York.
  • He was naturalized on 19 October 1854 at City Court, Brooklyn, New York.

Children of Joseph Schmerbauch and Gertrud Irrung

Children of Joseph Schmerbauch and Margareth (?)

Maria Dorothea Schmerbauch

F, b. July 1801
Father*Johannes Georg Schmerbauch b. 31 Jan 1770, d. 6 May 1845
Mother*Theresia Wallbraun b. 29 Mar 1779, d. 28 Mar 1863
GodmotherMaria Dorothea Schmerbauch b. Apr 1786, d. 21 Dec 1840
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJuly 1801Maria Dorothea Schmerbauch was born in July 1801 at Struth, Thuringia, Germany.
She was the daughter of Johannes Georg Schmerbauch and Theresia Wallbraun.
Baptism28 July 1801Maria Dorothea Schmerbauch was baptized on 28 July 1801 at St Jacobus der Altere (St James the Greater) Catholic Church, Struth, Thuringia, Germany.

Theresia Wallbraun

F, b. 29 March 1779, d. 28 March 1863
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Schmerbauch.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageTheresia Wallbraun married Johannes Georg Schmerbauch, son of Johann Philipp Schmerbauch and Anna Barbara Richard.
Birth29 March 1779Theresia Wallbraun was born on 29 March 1779 at Struth, Eichsfeld, Prussia.
Death28 March 1863She died on 28 March 1863 at Struth, Eichsfeld, Prussia, at age 83.

Children of Theresia Wallbraun and Johannes Georg Schmerbauch

Joseph Schmerbach Jr.

M, b. 16 March 1856, d. 23 May 1927
Father*Joseph Schmerbauch b. 15 Aug 1820, d. 11 Apr 1867
Mother*Gertrud Irrung
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJoseph Schmerbach Jr. was also known as Schmerbauch.
Name VariationJoseph Schmerbach Jr. was also known as Georg Joseph.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJoseph Schmerbach Jr. married Anna Margaretha Ruhland, daughter of (?) Ruhland and Rosina Richardt.
Birth16 March 1856Joseph Schmerbach Jr. was born on 16 March 1856 at New York.
He was the son of Joseph Schmerbauch and Gertrud Irrung.
Death23 May 1927Joseph Schmerbach Jr. died on 23 May 1927 at Germany at age 71.
Census DateLocationDescription
24 June 1870Greenburgh, Westchester, New YorkJoseph Schmerbach Jr. was listed in Margareth (?)'s household on the 1870 Census at Greenburgh, Westchester, New York.1

Children of Joseph Schmerbach Jr. and Anna Margaretha Ruhland

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Greenburgh, Westchester, New York; Roll: M593_1114; Page: 302A; Image: 602; Family History Library Film: 552613.

Anna Margaretha Ruhland

F, b. 27 June 1862, d. 1945
Father*(?) Ruhland
Mother*Rosina Richardt
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Schmerbach.
Married NameHer married name was Schmerbauch.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAnna Margaretha Ruhland married Joseph Schmerbach Jr., son of Joseph Schmerbauch and Gertrud Irrung.
Birth27 June 1862Anna Margaretha Ruhland was born on 27 June 1862 at Struth, Thuringia, Germany.
She was the daughter of (?) Ruhland and Rosina Richardt.
Death1945Anna Margaretha Ruhland died in 1945 at Germany.

Children of Anna Margaretha Ruhland and Joseph Schmerbach Jr.

Rosina Richardt

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Ruhland.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRosina Richardt married (?) Ruhland.

Child of Rosina Richardt and (?) Ruhland

(?) Ruhland

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Ruhland married Rosina Richardt.

Child of (?) Ruhland and Rosina Richardt

Gertrud Irrung

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1856As of before 1856,her married name was Schmerbauch.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthGertrud Irrung was born at Germany.
DeathShe died at New York.
Marriagebefore 1856She married Joseph Schmerbauch, son of Johannes Georg Schmerbauch and Theresia Wallbraun, before 1856.

Children of Gertrud Irrung and Joseph Schmerbauch

Maria Margaretha Schmerbach

F, b. 19 February 1883, d. 10 July 1953
Father*Joseph Schmerbach Jr. b. 16 Mar 1856, d. 23 May 1927
Mother*Anna Margaretha Ruhland b. 27 Jun 1862, d. 1945
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name4 April 1910As of 4 April 1910,her married name was Roehr.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 February 1883Maria Margaretha Schmerbach was born on 19 February 1883 at Struth, Thuringia, Germany.
She was the daughter of Joseph Schmerbach Jr. and Anna Margaretha Ruhland.
Marriage4 April 1910Maria Margaretha Schmerbach married Carl Adolf Roehr on 4 April 1910.
Death10 July 1953Maria Margaretha Schmerbach died on 10 July 1953 at Germany at age 70.

Carl Adolf Roehr

M, b. 13 August 1884, d. 17 January 1974
Life EventDateDescription
Birth13 August 1884Carl Adolf Roehr was born on 13 August 1884 at Germany.
Marriage4 April 1910He married Maria Margaretha Schmerbach, daughter of Joseph Schmerbach Jr. and Anna Margaretha Ruhland, on 4 April 1910.
Death17 January 1974Carl Adolf Roehr died on 17 January 1974 at Germany at age 89.