Conrad Fred Schaefer

M, b. 4 January 1878, d. 28 May 1961
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageConrad Fred Schaefer married Katherine Dunck, daughter of Heinrich Hubert Dunck and Franziska Rehman.
Birth4 January 1878Conrad Fred Schaefer was born on 4 January 1878 at Iowa.
Death28 May 1961He died on 28 May 1961 at age 83.

Mary Dunck

F, b. 21 December 1880, d. 11 November 1951
Father*Heinrich Hubert Dunck b. 12 Apr 1844, d. 30 Nov 1928
Mother*Franziska Rehman b. 2 Nov 1849, d. 6 Jan 1912
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Goecke.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMary Dunck married Joseph Goecke.
Birth21 December 1880Mary Dunck was born on 21 December 1880 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Heinrich Hubert Dunck and Franziska Rehman.
Death11 November 1951Mary Dunck died on 11 November 1951 at age 70.

Joseph Goecke

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJoseph Goecke married Mary Dunck, daughter of Heinrich Hubert Dunck and Franziska Rehman.

Bernard Benedict Lemker

M, b. 1878, d. 27 August 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBernard Benedict Lemker was also known as B. B.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1878Bernard Benedict Lemker was born in 1878 at Iowa.
Marriage8 October 1912He married Julia Anna Dunck, daughter of Heinrich Hubert Dunck and Franziska Rehman, on 8 October 1912.
Death27 August 1959Bernard Benedict Lemker died on 27 August 1959 at Iowa.

Jacob Dunck

M, d. after November 1928
Father*Joseph Dunck
Mother*Mary Kaspery
Life EventDateDescription
Jacob Dunck was the son of Joseph Dunck and Mary Kaspery.
Deathafter November 1928Jacob Dunck died after November 1928.

Juliana Dunck

F, d. after November 1928
Father*Joseph Dunck
Mother*Mary Kaspery
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Julich.
Life EventDateDescription
Juliana Dunck was the daughter of Joseph Dunck and Mary Kaspery.
MarriageJuliana Dunck married Mathias Hubert Julich.
Deathafter November 1928Juliana Dunck died after November 1928.

Mathias Hubert Julich

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMathias Hubert Julich married Juliana Dunck, daughter of Joseph Dunck and Mary Kaspery.

Mary Rink

F, b. circa 1905
Father*John Rink b. c 1861, d. a 1930
Mother*C. Remmers b. c 1871, d. b 1930
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1905Mary Rink was born circa 1905 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of John Rink and C. Remmers.
Census DateLocationDescription
4 April 1930Fern Valley, Palo Alto, IowaMary Rink was listed as a sister in Eva Rink's household on the 1930 Census at Fern Valley, Palo Alto, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Fern Valley, Palo Alto, Iowa; Roll: 671; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 2088.0.

John Rink Jr.

M, b. circa 1908
Father*John Rink b. c 1861, d. a 1930
Mother*C. Remmers b. c 1871, d. b 1930
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1908John Rink Jr. was born circa 1908 at Iowa.
He was the son of John Rink and C. Remmers.
Census DateLocationDescription
4 April 1930Fern Valley, Palo Alto, IowaJohn Rink Jr. was listed as a brother in Eva Rink's household on the 1930 Census at Fern Valley, Palo Alto, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Fern Valley, Palo Alto, Iowa; Roll: 671; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 2088.0.

Paul Rink

M, b. circa 1915
Father*John Rink b. c 1861, d. a 1930
Mother*C. Remmers b. c 1871, d. b 1930
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1915Paul Rink was born circa 1915 at Iowa.
He was the son of John Rink and C. Remmers.
Census DateLocationDescription
4 April 1930Fern Valley, Palo Alto, IowaPaul Rink was listed as a brother in Eva Rink's household on the 1930 Census at Fern Valley, Palo Alto, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Fern Valley, Palo Alto, Iowa; Roll: 671; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 2088.0.

(?) Kemna

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage(?) Kemna married Delores E. Montag, daughter of William W. Montag and Eva Rink.

Agnes Montag

F, b. circa 1980, d. 1980
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1980Agnes Montag was born circa 1980.
Death1980She 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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1899Mary M. (?) was born in 1899 at Iowa.
Marriagecirca 1926She married Ferdinand F. Montag, son of John Orrin Montag and Katherine Hinderman, circa 1926.
Death1996Mary M. (?) died in 1996.
Census DateLocationDescription
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.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageFrances (?) married Joseph Montag, son of John Orrin Montag and Katherine Hinderman.
Birth1890Frances (?) was born in 1890.
Death1986She died in 1986.

Meriam S. (?)

F, b. 1908, d. 1969
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Nameafter April 1930As of after April 1930,her married name was Montag.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1908Meriam S. (?) was born in 1908.
Marriageafter April 1930She married Leo F. Montag, son of John Orrin Montag and Katherine Hinderman, after April 1930.
Death1969Meriam S. (?) died in 1969.
  • 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.

Jacob Bauman

M, b. 16 January 1878, d. 4 October 1936
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJacob Bauman was also known as Bowman.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 January 1878Jacob Bauman was born on 16 January 1878 at Illinois.
Marriage25 February 1908He married Regina Montag, daughter of John Orrin Montag and Katherine Hinderman, on 25 February 1908.
Death4 October 1936Jacob Bauman died on 4 October 1936 at Iowa at age 58.

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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth9 December 1882Henry Adolph Montag was born on 9 December 1882 at Grant, Wisconsin.
He was the son of John Orrin Montag and Katherine Hinderman.
Marriage24 January 1905Henry Adolph Montag married Luna Sloan on 24 January 1905.
Death1956Henry Adolph Montag died in 1956 at Iowa.
Census DateLocationDescription
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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1884Luna Sloan was born in 1884.
Marriage24 January 1905She married Henry Adolph Montag, son of John Orrin Montag and Katherine Hinderman, on 24 January 1905.
Death1959Luna Sloan died in 1959.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1923Henry George Montag was born circa 1923.
Death1923He died in 1923 at died in infancy.
He was the son of Henry Adolph Montag and Luna Sloan.

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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 October 1921Philip John Montag was born on 11 October 1921 at Iowa.
He was the son of Henry Adolph Montag and Luna Sloan.
Death2 October 2011Philip 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 DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Randy Montag was the son of Philip John Montag.
Deathbefore October 2011Randy Montag died before October 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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 July 1910Marguerite Dora Montag was born on 10 July 1910 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Henry Adolph Montag and Luna Sloan.
Marriage24 January 1933Marguerite Dora Montag married Alfred Wirtz on 24 January 1933.
Death12 January 2010Marguerite 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 DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage24 January 1933Alfred Wirtz married Marguerite Dora Montag, daughter of Henry Adolph Montag and Luna Sloan, on 24 January 1933.
Death1989Alfred Wirtz died in 1989.

Tony Rukavina

M, d. before 2010
Life EventDateDescription
Deathbefore 2010Tony 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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1915Dorothea F. Montag was born circa 1915 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Henry Adolph Montag and Luna Sloan.
Census DateLocationDescription
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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1921Florence Montag was born circa 1921 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Henry Adolph Montag and Luna Sloan.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
MarriagePaul Montag married Lena Wirtz, daughter of Jacob Wirtz and Anna Loder.
Birth6 June 1908Paul Montag was born on 6 June 1908 at Iowa.
He was the son of Henry Adolph Montag and Luna Sloan.
Death9 September 2002Paul Montag died on 9 September 2002 at age 94.
Census DateLocationDescription
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.
  • Paul Montag witnessed the marriage of Mary Bisenius and John Orrin Montag in August 1940 at Iowa; Wedding of John Montag and Mary Bisenius performed by his brother Rev. Bernard Montag.

Lena Wirtz

F
Father*Jacob Wirtz
Mother*Anna Loder
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Montag.
Life EventDateDescription
Lena Wirtz was the daughter of Jacob Wirtz and Anna Loder.
MarriageLena Wirtz married Paul Montag, son of Henry Adolph Montag and Luna Sloan.

Jacob Wirtz

M
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJacob Wirtz was born at Switzerland.
MarriageHe married Anna Loder.

Child of Jacob Wirtz and Anna Loder

Anna Loder

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Wirtz.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAnna Loder married Jacob Wirtz.
BirthAnna Loder was born at Argentina.

Child of Anna Loder and Jacob Wirtz