G. Bogarth

M, d. before 1925
  • G. Bogarth was born at Holland.
  • He married Katrina Scopers.
  • G. Bogarth died before 1925.

Child of G. Bogarth and Katrina Scopers

Katrina Scopers

F, d. before 1925
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Bogarth.
Name VariationKatrina Scopers was also known as Scapers.
  • Katrina Scopers married G. Bogarth.
  • Katrina Scopers was born at Holland.
  • She died before 1925.

Child of Katrina Scopers and G. Bogarth

George W. Weber

M, b. May 1855, d. after January 1925
Father*Bernard Weber
Mother*Luela Gabel
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationGeorge W. Weber was also known as G. W.
Census DateLocation
11 June 1900West Galena, Jo Daviess, IllinoisGeorge W. Weber was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at West Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois.1
1910Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, IllinoisHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, Illinois.2
1 January 1925Dubuque, Dubuque, IowaHe is listed as father-in-law on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of Matt Bogarth at Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa; surname listed as Bogardth.

Children of George W. Weber and Lena Kringle

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: West Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: T623; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 47.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: T624_294; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0037; Image: 1107; FHL Number: 1374307.

Lena Kringle

F, b. June 1858, d. before 1925
Father*(?) Kringle d. b 1900
Mother*Magdalena (?) b. Dec 1822, d. a 1910
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLena Kringle was also known as Klinger.
Name VariationLena Kringle was also known as Klingel.
Married Namecirca 1880As of circa 1880,her married name was Weber.
Census DateLocation
11 June 1900West Galena, Jo Daviess, IllinoisLena Kringle was listed as wife in George W. Weber's household on the 1900 Census at West Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois.1
1910Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, IllinoisLena Kringle was listed as wife in George W. Weber's household on the 1910 Census at Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, Illinois.2
     Lena Kringle had 6 with 6 living in 1900 children. She had 7 with 4 living in 1910 children.

Children of Lena Kringle and George W. Weber

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: West Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: T623; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 47.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: T624_294; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0037; Image: 1107; FHL Number: 1374307.

Bernard Weber

M
  • Bernard Weber was born at Germany.
  • He married Luela Gabel before 1851.

Child of Bernard Weber and Luela Gabel

Luela Gabel

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1851As of before 1851,her married name was Weber.
  • Luela Gabel was born at Germany.
  • She married Bernard Weber before 1851.

Child of Luela Gabel and Bernard Weber

Georgie Weber

M, b. December 1881
Father*George W. Weber b. May 1855, d. a Jan 1925
Mother*Lena Kringle b. Jun 1858, d. b 1925
Census DateLocation
11 June 1900West Galena, Jo Daviess, IllinoisGeorgie Weber was listed as a son in George W. Weber's household on the 1900 Census at West Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: West Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: T623; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 47.

Joseph Weber

M, b. February 1889
Father*George W. Weber b. May 1855, d. a Jan 1925
Mother*Lena Kringle b. Jun 1858, d. b 1925
Census DateLocation
11 June 1900West Galena, Jo Daviess, IllinoisJoseph Weber was listed as a son in George W. Weber's household on the 1900 Census at West Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: West Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: T623; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 47.

Olie Weber

M, b. March 1892
Father*George W. Weber b. May 1855, d. a Jan 1925
Mother*Lena Kringle b. Jun 1858, d. b 1925
Census DateLocation
11 June 1900West Galena, Jo Daviess, IllinoisOlie Weber was listed as a son in George W. Weber's household on the 1900 Census at West Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: West Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: T623; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 47.

Henry Weber

M, b. 4 February 1893, d. 25 April 1941
Father*George W. Weber b. May 1855, d. a Jan 1925
Mother*Lena Kringle b. Jun 1858, d. b 1925
  • Henry Weber was born on 4 February 1893 at Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, also reported as 4 Feb 1895.
  • He was the son of George W. Weber and Lena Kringle.
  • As of 1941, Henry Weber was never married.
  • He died on 25 April 1941 at age 48 Name: Henry Weber
    Birth Date: 4 Feb 1895
    Birth Place: Galena, Ill
    Death Date: 25 Apr 1941
    Death Place: Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois
    Burial Date: 28 Apr 1941
    Burial Place: Galena, Jo Daviess, Ill.
    Cemetery Name: Greenwood
    Death Age: 46
    Occupation: Laborer, Unemployed
    Race: White
    Marital Status: S
    Gender: Male
    Residence: Galena, West Galena Twp., Jo Daviess, Illinois
    Father Name: George Weber
    Mother Birth Place: Galena, Ill.
Census DateLocation
11 June 1900West Galena, Jo Daviess, IllinoisHenry Weber was listed as a son in George W. Weber's household on the 1900 Census at West Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois.1
1910Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, IllinoisHenry Weber was listed as a son in George W. Weber's household on the 1910 Census at Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, Illinois.2

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: West Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: T623; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 47.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: T624_294; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0037; Image: 1107; FHL Number: 1374307.

Katie Weber

F, b. May 1895
Father*George W. Weber b. May 1855, d. a Jan 1925
Mother*Lena Kringle b. Jun 1858, d. b 1925
Census DateLocation
11 June 1900West Galena, Jo Daviess, IllinoisKatie Weber was listed as a daughter in George W. Weber's household on the 1900 Census at West Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois.1
1910Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, IllinoisKatie Weber was listed as a daughter in George W. Weber's household on the 1910 Census at Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, Illinois.2

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: West Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: T623; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 47.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: T624_294; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0037; Image: 1107; FHL Number: 1374307.

Magdalena (?)

F, b. December 1822, d. after 1910
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1858As of before 1858,her married name was Klingel.
Married Namebefore 1858As of before 1858,her married name was Klinger.
Married Namebefore 1858As of before 1858,her married name was Kringle.
  • Magdalena (?) was born in December 1822 at Germany.
  • She married (?) Kringle before 1858.
  • Magdalena (?) died after 1910 at USA.
Census DateLocation
11 June 1900West Galena, Jo Daviess, IllinoisMagdalena (?) was listed as mother (actually mother-in-law) in George W. Weber's household on the 1900 Census at West Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois.1
1910Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, IllinoisMagdalena (?) was listed as mother-in-law in George W. Weber's household on the 1910 Census at Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, Illinois.2
     Magdalena (?) had 7 with 7 living in 1900 children. She had 7 with 4 living in 1910 children.

Child of Magdalena (?) and (?) Kringle

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: West Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: T623; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 47.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Galena Ward 4, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: T624_294; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0037; Image: 1107; FHL Number: 1374307.

(?) Kringle

M, d. before 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Name Variation(?) Kringle was also known as (?) Klingel.
Name Variation(?) Kringle was also known as (?) Klinger.
  • (?) Kringle was born at Germany.
  • He married Magdalena (?) before 1858.
  • (?) Kringle died before 1900.

Child of (?) Kringle and Magdalena (?)

(?) Frechette

M
Name TypeDateDescription
Name Variation(?) Frechette was also known as (?) Frichette.

Jack Axel Nyland

M, b. 11 December 1899, d. 22 August 1990
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJack Axel Nyland was also known as John.
  • Jack Axel Nyland married Delia (?).
  • Jack Axel Nyland was born on 11 December 1899.
  • He died on 22 August 1990 at Lane, Oregon, at age 90.

Child of Jack Axel Nyland and Delia (?)

Theodore Tepoel

M, b. circa 1843
Father*Wensceslaus Tepoel
Census DateLocation
June 1880Cedar, Saunders, NebraskaTheodore Tepoel was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Cedar, Saunders, Nebraska.1

Children of Theodore Tepoel and Dorothea Ursen

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0756 Page Number 358A.

Dorothea Ursen

F, b. circa 1856
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDorothea Ursen was also known as Dora.
Married Namebefore 1878As of before 1878,her married name was Tepoel.
Census DateLocation
June 1880Cedar, Saunders, NebraskaDorothea Ursen was listed as wife in Theodore Tepoel's household on the 1880 Census at Cedar, Saunders, Nebraska.1

Children of Dorothea Ursen and Theodore Tepoel

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0756 Page Number 358A.

Aggie Tepoel

F, b. circa November 1879
Father*Theodore Tepoel b. c 1843
Mother*Dorothea Ursen b. c 1856
Census DateLocation
June 1880Cedar, Saunders, NebraskaAggie Tepoel was listed as a daughter in Theodore Tepoel's household on the 1880 Census at Cedar, Saunders, Nebraska.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0756 Page Number 358A.

Wensceslaus Tepoel

M

Child of Wensceslaus Tepoel

Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr.

M, b. 5 October 1881
Father*William H. Hamburg b. Dec 1849, d. a May 1910
Mother*Louisa (?) b. Apr 1859, d. b 1910
Census DateLocation
9 June 1900Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinEdward Adolph Hamburg Sr. was listed as a son in William H. Hamburg's household on the 1900 Census at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1 June 1905Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinEdward Adolph Hamburg Sr. appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of William H. Hamburg at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.
12 May 1910Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinEdward Adolph Hamburg Sr. was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
28 April 1930Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
     On 12 September 1918 at World War I Draft Registration, Sauk, Wisconsin, reported "lost eye."

Children of Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr. and Martha W. Peters

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 150.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1737; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0131; Image: 175; FHL Number: 1375750.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 7B; Image: 564.0; Family History Library Film: 2342343.

Martha W. Peters

F, b. circa 1886
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1906As of circa 1906,her married name was Hamburg.
Census DateLocation
12 May 1910Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinMartha W. Peters was listed as wife in Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr.'s household on the 1910 Census at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
28 April 1930Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinMartha W. Peters was listed as wife in Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Children of Martha W. Peters and Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr.

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1737; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0131; Image: 175; FHL Number: 1375750.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 7B; Image: 564.0; Family History Library Film: 2342343.

William H. Hamburg

M, b. December 1849, d. after May 1910
  • William H. Hamburg was born in December 1849 at Germany.
  • He married Louisa (?) circa 1880.
  • William H. Hamburg died after May 1910.
Census DateLocation
9 June 1900Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinWilliam H. Hamburg was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1 June 1905Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinHe appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.
12 May 1910Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as father in Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr.'s household on the 1910 Census at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
     William H. Hamburg immigrated in 1867.

Child of William H. Hamburg and Louisa (?)

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 150.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1737; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0131; Image: 175; FHL Number: 1375750.

Louisa (?)

F, b. April 1859, d. before 1910
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLouisa (?) was also known as Louise (?).
Name VariationLouisa (?) was also known as Lovisia (?).
Married Namecirca 1880As of circa 1880,her married name was Hamburg.
  • Louisa (?) was born in April 1859 at Germany.
  • She married William H. Hamburg circa 1880.
  • Louisa (?) died before 1910.
Census DateLocation
9 June 1900Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinLouisa (?) was listed as wife in William H. Hamburg's household on the 1900 Census at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1 June 1905Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinLouisa (?) appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of William H. Hamburg at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.
     Louisa (?) had 2 with 2 living in 1900 children.

Child of Louisa (?) and William H. Hamburg

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 150.

Esther M. Hamburg

F, b. 26 August 1906, d. September 1986
Father*Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr. b. 5 Oct 1881
Mother*Martha W. Peters b. c 1886
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Schroeder.
Census DateLocation
12 May 1910Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinEsther M. Hamburg was listed as a daughter in Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr.'s household on the 1910 Census at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Child of Esther M. Hamburg and Charles Schroeder

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1737; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0131; Image: 175; FHL Number: 1375750.

Albert Carl Hamburg

M, b. 18 September 1908, d. 1 December 1988
Father*Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr. b. 5 Oct 1881
Mother*Martha W. Peters b. c 1886
  • Albert Carl Hamburg was born on 18 September 1908 at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr. and Martha W. Peters.
  • Albert Carl Hamburg died on 1 December 1988 at Los Angeles, California, at age 80.
Census DateLocation
12 May 1910Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinAlbert Carl Hamburg was listed as a son in Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr.'s household on the 1910 Census at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1737; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0131; Image: 175; FHL Number: 1375750.

August W. O. Hamburg

M, b. 4 April 1910, d. June 1963
Father*Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr. b. 5 Oct 1881
Mother*Martha W. Peters b. c 1886
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAugust W. O. Hamburg was also known as Gus.
Census DateLocation
12 May 1910Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinAugust W. O. Hamburg was listed as a son in Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr.'s household on the 1910 Census at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
28 April 1930Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinAugust W. O. Hamburg was listed as a son in Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1737; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0131; Image: 175; FHL Number: 1375750.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 7B; Image: 564.0; Family History Library Film: 2342343.

Alvin H. F. Hamburg

M, b. 26 July 1918, d. 14 September 1988
Father*Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr. b. 5 Oct 1881
Mother*Martha W. Peters b. c 1886
Census DateLocation
28 April 1930Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinAlvin H. F. Hamburg was listed as a son in Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 7B; Image: 564.0; Family History Library Film: 2342343.

Edna L. Hamburg

F, b. 19 March 1921
Father*Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr. b. 5 Oct 1881
Mother*Martha W. Peters b. c 1886
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Murdoch.
Census DateLocation
28 April 1930Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinEdna L. Hamburg was listed as a daughter in Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 7B; Image: 564.0; Family History Library Film: 2342343.

Edward A. Hamburg Jr.

M, b. 19 March 1921
Father*Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr. b. 5 Oct 1881
Mother*Martha W. Peters b. c 1886
Census DateLocation
28 April 1930Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinEdward A. Hamburg Jr. was listed as a son in Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
     On 11 September 1942 Name: Edward A Hamburg Jr
Birth Year: 1921
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Wisconsin
State of Residence: Wisconsin
County or City: Sauk
Enlistment Date: 11 Sep 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: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Unskilled construction occupations, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 67
Weight: 142.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 7B; Image: 564.0; Family History Library Film: 2342343.

Benno Leonard Hamburg

M, b. 25 April 1923, d. 16 October 2005
Father*Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr. b. 5 Oct 1881
Mother*Martha W. Peters b. c 1886
  • Benno Leonard Hamburg married Mary Gosser at first marriage for him.
  • Benno Leonard Hamburg was born on 25 April 1923 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr. and Martha W. Peters.
  • Benno Leonard Hamburg died on 16 October 2005 at age 82 Benno Leonard Hamburg, age 82, died in his sleep at his LaValle home on Sunday morning, Oct. 16, 2005. He was born on April 25, 1923, to Edward and Martha Hamburg on the family farm near Wonewoc. Ben graduated from Wonewoc High School in 1941, and was active in school, activities including football, basketball and boxing. He then went to Platteville State Teachers College where he played football all four years and received his degree after taking time off to serve his country in World War II in the U.S. Army. He came back from the Army with a bride, Mary Gosser of Cleveland. They lived in Platteville and then Mineral Point, where Ben taught agriculture at the high school. Shortly afterwards Ben and Mary moved to Illinois with son Gary, as Ben began a long and fruitful career with Babson Brothers Company of Chicago. He initially was an instructor in the Babson Brothers Dealer Training School, and then became the regional manager for the state of Illinois. He returned to the Dealer Training School as its director and then became the national service manager in the early 1960s, a position that he held until his retirement in 1986. The career change to Babson precipitated a move to Elgin, Ill., in 1951, where he lived for more than 30 years and raised his family. Ben was active in the Lutheran Church over his life, serving as an elder and holding other positions of service. He became a member of St. Peters when he retired to the Reedsburg area in 1986, and has been a member of Zion Lutheran Church, LaValle, for the past 10 years. He belonged to the American Legion in LaValle. Ben married Liz in 1995 and moved back to Lake Redstone, near which he had spent his early years of retirement. Ben loved his family and friends and was known for the annual family get-togethers that he hosted at his home near Lake Redstone starting in 1975. He will be remembered by his family as the "father of the modern day family reunion." There were potluck meals, a little beer, games, "Olympic Events", talent contests, and snipe hunts, to name a few activities. Everyone had a good time and looked forward to next year's reunion. He was known to play cards, and enjoyed golf for many years, but his passion was dancing. Ben did not ever "sit one out." If Mary, and then Elizabeth, wanted to catch their breath, he would find a partner to do the famous "Hamburg Waltz," a dance for every occasion and tune. He was also known to lead the "Bird Walk" at wedding receptions and other special events. He always had a good time. He loved gardening and had his "Garden of Eatin'" at the cabin. He was a jack-of-all-trades, and mastered many. He loved photography and took pictures during his travels, which he framed with his own materials. His woodworking was professional in quality. He made many pieces for his own home, his family and friends. Ben worked hard, and played hard - he loved to be busy. He was caring and sharing. Ben helped his brothers and sisters out in many ways and was always there to provide a helping hand to his friends. He loved life, lived it fully for 82 years, and is now with his Maker. He is happy today. We should be happy for him and remember the good times we had together with him. He was one of 10 brothers and sisters, six of whom have preceded him in death: Esther Schroeder, Albert, August "Gus," Arthur, Walter and Alvin Hamburg. He is survived by his brother, Edward of Manitowoc; and sisters, Ruby Connors of Wonewoc, and Edna Murdoch of Prairie Grove, Ark. He was the beloved husband of Mary, his first wife, who preceded him in death in 1994. He is also survived by his second wife, Elizabeth (nee Hoffmann); son, Gary (Linda) of Chicago, Ill; daughter, Gail (Reggie) Carlton of Lafayette, Ind; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Bonnie) of Jefferson City, Mo., Anne (Samuel) Yohannes of Atlanta, Ga., Katherine (Gary) Rose of Buffalo Grove, Ill., Benjamin (Candace) Bertram of Lexington, Ky., and Megan LaGoy of Clarks Hall, Ind; and great-grandchildren, Zachary Hamburg, Nicholas Bertram, Chelsea and Brayden LaGoy. He is also survived by the family of his loving wife, Elizabeth; sons, Drs. David (Anne) Hoffmann of Mauston, and Dr. Douglas (Marge) Hoffmann of Suwanee, Ga; daughter, Barbara (Lawrence) Flowers of Princeton, Ill; and grandchildren, Vincent, Amanda and Emily Hoffmann, Lauren and Christopher Flowers. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at ST. PETER'S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH in Reedsburg with Pastor Ed Iverson officiating. Interment with military rites will be in Pine Eden Cemetery at Wonewoc. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday at the HOOF FUNERAL HOME in Reedsburg. There will also be visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church or the American Legion Post in LaValle would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
Census DateLocation
28 April 1930Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinBenno Leonard Hamburg was listed as a son in Edward Adolph Hamburg Sr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 7B; Image: 564.0; Family History Library Film: 2342343.