Catharine (?)

F, b. November 1841, d. after 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Timmerman.
  • Catharine (?) married Cornelius Timmerman.
  • Catharine (?) was born in November 1841 at Holland.
  • She died after 1900.

Children of Catharine (?) and Cornelius Timmerman

George Wiederhold

M, b. circa 1907
Father*Barthlmaus Wiederhold b. 25 Jul 1880, d. 1960
Mother*Katherine C. Timmerman b. Sep 1881, d. 30 Sep 1969

Maggie Timmerman

F, b. circa 1887
Father*Cornelius Timmerman b. May 1840, d. a 1900
Mother*Catharine (?) b. Nov 1841, d. a 1900

Garland E. Johnston

M, b. 27 February 1911, d. 19 May 1986
  • Garland E. Johnston was born on 27 February 1911.
  • He married Caroline C. Speaker, daughter of Henry Speaker and Freda R. Helbing, before 1940.
  • Garland E. Johnston died on 19 May 1986 at age 75.
  • He was buried after 19 May 1986 at East Dubuque Cemetery, East Dubuque, Jo Daviess, Illinois.

Donald A. Roth

M, b. 22 April 1930, d. 5 March 2014
Father*Valentine Roth b. 12 May 1891, d. 30 Jun 1946
Mother*Freda R. Helbing b. 14 Oct 1896, d. 26 Mar 1963
  • Donald A. Roth was born on 22 April 1930 at Illinois.
  • He was the son of Valentine Roth and Freda R. Helbing.
  • Donald A. Roth died on 5 March 2014 at age 83 Donald A. "Donnie" Roth, 83, of Bernard, IA, formerly of Dubuque, IA, and East Dubuque, IL, entered into Heaven surrounded by his family at 9:09 P/M, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Unity Point Health-Finley Hospital, Dubuque, IA.

    The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 A/M, Monday, March 10, 2014, at St. Mary's Church, East Dubuque, with Rev. Dean Smith officiating. Burial will be in the East Dubuque Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by members of the Dubuque Marine Corps League.

    Friends may call from 1 P/M to 5 P/M, Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the Miller Funeral Home, East Dubuque, where the parish scripture service will be at 1 P/M, Sunday.

    Donnie was born on April 22, 1930, in East Dubuque, the son of Valentine and Freda (Helbing) Roth. He married his one true love, Cornelia J. "Connie" Campbell on July 19, 1954, at St. Mary's Church in Dubuque. She preceded him in death on April 5, 1998.

    He was a veteran of the Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a former member of St. Patrick's Parish in Dubuque. He was formerly employed at the John Deere Dubuque Works until his retirement, and was a member of the U.A.W., Local #94.

    Donnie enjoyed hunting and drinking his famous "Apple Pie" with his Springbrook family, especially Roger & Sharon Pitts & family. He especially loved hanging out with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially Brandon, Amelia, Natalie & Ashlyn, and going to school for breakfast. He was so proud to buy his great-granddaughter, Hannah Kleinhans, her prom dress. Donnie loved to go gambling at the two Dubuque Casinos. Everyone that he had come to know he loved. Donnie will be remembered as a great cook for the Holidays, where a good time was had by all.

    Surviving are his four children, Debra A. Roth (and special friend, Kathy Jasper), of Dubuque, IA, Jean M. (Bob) Fenton, of Casper, WY, Gary D. (Janice) Roth, of Seattle, WA, and Mark S. (Sue Jentz) Roth, of Bellevue, IA; nine (9) grandchildren; thirteen (13) great-grandchildren; his siblings, Amby (Marge) Roth, Darlene Gibson, and Helen (Ron) Metcalf; and a sister-in-law, Lois Roth, all of East Dubuque, IL.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Valentine & Freda; a grandson, Justin Munson; a granddaughter, Shuree Roth; his siblings, John Speaker, Carrie Johnston, Wayne, Edward, and Louis Roth; and a brother-in-law, Gordon Gibson.
  • He was buried after 5 March 2014 at East Dubuque Cemetery, East Dubuque, Jo Daviess, Illinois.
Census DateLocation
16 April 1940East Dubuque, Jo Daviess, IllinoisDonald A. Roth was listed as a son in Valentine Roth's household on the 1940 Census at East Dubuque, Jo Daviess, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: East Dubuque, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: T627_817; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 43-6.

Lorene J. Ruhland

F, b. 16 January 1917, d. 11 July 2007
Father*John Ruhland b. c 1882
Mother*Elizabeth Sitzman b. 19 Apr 1887, d. Aug 1986
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLorene J. Ruhland was also known as Loreen.
Name VariationLorene J. Ruhland was also known as Lorina Margaret.
Married Name17 November 1936As of 17 November 1936,her married name was Droessler.
  • Lorene J. Ruhland was born on 16 January 1917 at Neptune, Plymouth, Iowa.
  • She was the daughter of John Ruhland and Elizabeth Sitzman.
  • Lorene J. Ruhland married Norbert J. Droessler, son of Henry A. Droessler and Clara M. Flogel, on 17 November 1936 Lorene Ruhland and Robert (Norbert) Droessler marriage announcement.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald November 29, 1936 - Lorene Ruhland and Robert (Norbert) Droessler marriage announcement
  • Lorene J. Ruhland died on 11 July 2007 at age 90 Mrs. Norbert (Lorene) Droessler, 90, of 155 Orchard St., Dickeyville, died Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at home, surrounded by her family. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Dickeyville, with the Rev. Francis Steffen officiating. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Kieler. Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Casey Funeral Home, Cuba City, where there will be a parish wake service at 2 p.m. Mrs. Droessler worked for many years at Southwest Health Center and was a caregiver to many. She was born on Jan. 16, 1917, near Hinton, Iowa, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Sitzman) Ruhland. She married Norbert Droessler on Nov. 17, 1936, at St. Joseph's Church, Hinton. Lorene spent most of her life raising her eight children and farming with Norbert at Happy Corners. Lorene was a member of Holy Ghost Parish and the Council of Catholic Women. She loved her family and grandchildren. She always had a positive attitude toward life, and family times were her most treasured moments. She and Norbert loved their bowling and square dancing. Lorene had touched many and will be remembered and sadly missed by all who knew her. Surviving are seven of her children, Joan (Dale) Helbing, of Dickeyville, Pat (Diane) Droessler, of Hazel Green, Paul (Sue) Droessler, of Deerfield, Linda (Carl) Osterhaus, of Hazel Green, Mike (Cathy) Droessler, of Platteville, Beth (John) Satory, of La Crosse, and Rob (Terri) Droessler, of Cuba City; a daughter-in-law, Dianne (Rick) Kramer, of Hayward; a sister, Betty Meylor, of LeMars, Iowa; a brother, Tony (Dottie) Ruhland, of LeMars; and 26 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Norbert; her parents; a son, David Droessler; a son-in-law, Bob Donovan; a great-grandson, Casey McCabe; a sister, Sr. Mary Avila; three brothers, Francis, Art and Ben Ruhland; and a brother-in-law, Paul Meylor. Memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque, the Salvation Army and Right to Life.
  • She was buried after 11 July 2007 at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.

Child of Lorene J. Ruhland and Norbert J. Droessler

Norbert J. Droessler

M, b. 5 February 1915, d. 4 June 2005
Father*Henry A. Droessler b. Jun 1887, d. 1972
Mother*Clara M. Flogel b. 7 Feb 1885, d. May 1943
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationNorbert J. Droessler was also known as Robert.
  • Norbert J. Droessler was born on 5 February 1915 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Henry A. Droessler and Clara M. Flogel.
  • Norbert J. Droessler married Lorene J. Ruhland, daughter of John Ruhland and Elizabeth Sitzman, on 17 November 1936 Lorene Ruhland and Robert (Norbert) Droessler marriage announcement.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald November 29, 1936 - Lorene Ruhland and Robert (Norbert) Droessler marriage announcement
  • Norbert J. Droessler died on 4 June 2005 at age 90 Norbert J. Droessler, 90, of Dickeyville, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at home.
  • He was buried after 4 June 2005 at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocation
7 February 1920Jamestown, Grant, WisconsinNorbert J. Droessler was listed as a son in Henry A. Droessler's household on the 1920 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; living next door to Joseph Droessler.1

Child of Norbert J. Droessler and Lorene J. Ruhland

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1988; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 41.

John Ruhland

M, b. circa 1882
Father*Benedict Ruhland b. 28 May 1843, d. 25 Mar 1922
Mother*Margaret Kunkel b. 1 Nov 1850, d. 27 Nov 1929
     On 5 February 1932 at Lincoln, Iowa, held double silver wedding celebration to renew vows of John and Elizabeth (Sitzman) Ruhland and Louis and Mathilda (Ruhland) Sitzman.
Lemars Le Mars Globe Post February 8, 1932 - 25th anniversary of John and Elizabeth (Sitzman) Ruhland and Louis and Mathilda (Ruhland) Sitzman

Children of John Ruhland and Elizabeth Sitzman

Elizabeth Sitzman

F, b. 19 April 1887, d. August 1986
Father*Joseph Sitzman b. Aug 1852
Mother*Eva Knabel b. Nov 1853
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElizabeth Sitzman was also known as Sitzmann.
Name VariationElizabeth Sitzman was also known as Lizzie.
Married Name5 February 1907As of 5 February 1907,her married name was Ruhland.
     On 5 February 1932 at Lincoln, Iowa, held double silver wedding celebration to renew vows of John and Elizabeth (Sitzman) Ruhland and Louis and Mathilda (Ruhland) Sitzman.
Lemars Le Mars Globe Post February 8, 1932 - 25th anniversary of John and Elizabeth (Sitzman) Ruhland and Louis and Mathilda (Ruhland) Sitzman

Children of Elizabeth Sitzman and John Ruhland

Betty Marie Ruhland

F, b. 8 May 1928, d. 30 October 2015
Father*John Ruhland b. c 1882
Mother*Elizabeth Sitzman b. 19 Apr 1887, d. Aug 1986
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBetty Marie Ruhland was also known as Elizabeth.
Married NameHer married name was Meylor.
  • Betty Marie Ruhland married Paul Meylor.
  • Betty Marie Ruhland was born on 8 May 1928 at LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa.
  • She was the daughter of John Ruhland and Elizabeth Sitzman.
  • Betty Marie Ruhland was flower girl at the marriage of Norbert J. Droessler and Lorene J. Ruhland on 17 November 1936; Lorene Ruhland and Robert (Norbert) Droessler marriage announcement.
  • Betty Marie Ruhland died on 30 October 2015 at age 87.

Paul Meylor

M, d. before July 2007

Anthony Ruhland

M, b. circa 1921
Father*John Ruhland b. c 1882
Mother*Elizabeth Sitzman b. 19 Apr 1887, d. Aug 1986
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnthony Ruhland was also known as Anton.
Name VariationAnthony Ruhland was also known as Tony.

Dottie (?)

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Ruhland.

David Droessler

M, d. before July 2007
Father*Norbert J. Droessler b. 5 Feb 1915, d. 4 Jun 2005
Mother*Lorene J. Ruhland b. 16 Jan 1917, d. 11 Jul 2007

Sister Mary Avila Ruhland O.S.F.

F, b. circa 1912, d. before October 2006
Father*John Ruhland b. c 1882
Mother*Elizabeth Sitzman b. 19 Apr 1887, d. Aug 1986
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationSister Mary Avila Ruhland O.S.F. was also known as Emilda M.
Name VariationSister Mary Avila Ruhland O.S.F. was also known as Enielda.
  • Sister Mary Avila Ruhland O.S.F. was born circa 1912 at Iowa.
  • She was the daughter of John Ruhland and Elizabeth Sitzman.
  • Sister Mary Avila Ruhland O.S.F. died before October 2006.

Francis Ruhland

M, b. 2 October 1925, d. July 1971
Father*John Ruhland b. c 1882
Mother*Elizabeth Sitzman b. 19 Apr 1887, d. Aug 1986
  • Francis Ruhland was born on 2 October 1925 at Iowa.
  • He was the son of John Ruhland and Elizabeth Sitzman.
  • Francis Ruhland was train bearer at the marriage of Norbert J. Droessler and Lorene J. Ruhland on 17 November 1936; Lorene Ruhland and Robert (Norbert) Droessler marriage announcement.
  • Francis Ruhland died in July 1971 at age 45.

Arthur Norbert Ruhland

M, b. 8 January 1915, d. 27 November 1993
Father*John Ruhland b. c 1882
Mother*Elizabeth Sitzman b. 19 Apr 1887, d. Aug 1986
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationArthur Norbert Ruhland was also known as Art.
  • Arthur Norbert Ruhland was born on 8 January 1915 at Iowa.
  • He was the son of John Ruhland and Elizabeth Sitzman.
  • Arthur Norbert Ruhland was a groomsman at the wedding of Norbert J. Droessler and Lorene J. Ruhland on 17 November 1936; Lorene Ruhland and Robert (Norbert) Droessler marriage announcement.
  • Arthur Norbert Ruhland died on 27 November 1993 at age 78.

Benedict J. Ruhland

M, b. 25 May 1908, d. 3 October 2006
Father*John Ruhland b. c 1882
Mother*Elizabeth Sitzman b. 19 Apr 1887, d. Aug 1986
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBenedict J. Ruhland was also known as Ben.
  • Benedict J. Ruhland was born on 25 May 1908.
  • He was the son of John Ruhland and Elizabeth Sitzman.
  • Benedict J. Ruhland died on 3 October 2006 at age 98 Benedict J. "Ben" Ruhland, 98, a Le Mars native and lifelong resident, died Tuesday Oct. 3, 2006, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Ben was born May 25, 1908, at Le Mars, the son of John and Elizabeth (Sitzmann) Ruhland. On Jan. 5, 1932, he married Leona Kemp at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars, and to this union seven children were born. The couple farmed and was engaged in a dairy operation for 44 years south of Le Mars before moving into town in 1972. After moving to town Ben was employed by Wells Blue Bunny as a groundskeeper for several years and also was in charge of all tree trimming at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds for many years. Ben was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus, Trinity Council #1466 in Le Mars, and was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Garrigan Assembly in Sioux City. He was also a member of the Milk Association and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1381 in Le Mars. Ben was also an avid card player and was not only a member of the Holy Thursday Card Club, but was a co-founder, charter member and president of the club. He enjoyed family, friends, cards, woodworking, and traveling, especially out east to visit relatives. Ben is survived by his wife Leona Ruhland of Le Mars; six children, Ron Ruhland and his wife Ellen of Remsen, Larry Ruhland and his wife Dorothy of Le Mars, La Vonne Loutsch and her husband Paul of Remsen, Dan Ruhland and his wife Charleen of Remsen, Mary Lee Neubrand and her husband Don of Le Mars, and Glenn Ruhland and his wife Alice of Le Mars; 24 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by a brother, Tony Ruhland and his wife Dottie of Le Mars; two sisters, Lorene Droessler of Dickeyville, Wis., and Betty Meylor and her husband Paul of Le Mars; a sister-in-law Doris Ruhland of Le Mars; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a infant daughter Joyce Ann Ruhland; a daughter-in-law Mary Margaret Ruhland; two brothers: Francis and Art Ruhland; a sister, Sister Mary Avila Ruhland, O.S.F; a brother-in-law, Norbert Droessler; and a sister-in-law, Dona Ruhland. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. James Tigges officiating. The Rev. Tim Johnson, Msgr. Michael Sernett, and the Rev. Roger Linnan will concelebrate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation at St. Joseph's Church will be after 2 p.m. today (Thursday) where there will be a rosary at 4 p.m., a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m., and a Knights of Columbus rosary at 8 p.m., followed by a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus wake service. The Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Ruhland, Larry Ruhland, Dan Ruhland, Glenn Ruhland, Paul Loutsch, and Don Neubrand. Honorary pallbearers will be Lisa Freking, Guy Ruhland, Curt Ruhland, Gary Loutsch, Russ Ruhland, Tim Neubrand, and Chad Ruhland.

Child of Benedict J. Ruhland

Joyce Ann Ruhland

F
Father*Benedict J. Ruhland b. 25 May 1908, d. 3 Oct 2006
  • Joyce Ann Ruhland was the daughter of Benedict J. Ruhland.
  • Joyce Ann Ruhland died at died in infancy.

Dorothy Ann Piepel

F, b. 12 October 1877, d. 4 September 1958
Father*John George Piepel b. 1832, d. 1894
Mother*Catherine A. Haas b. 1848, d. Jul 1918
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name11 January 1898As of 11 January 1898,her married name was Kieler.

Children of Dorothy Ann Piepel and Thomas Albert Kieler

John Williams

M, d. before 1925

Child of John Williams and Mary Louisa Kieler

Mary Katherine Piepel

F, b. 17 April 1870, d. 22 October 1890
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMary Katherine Piepel was also known as Mary Peoples.
Married Name15 January 1890As of 15 January 1890,her married name was Kieler.
  • Mary Katherine Piepel was born on 17 April 1870.
  • She married John Patrick Kieler, son of Lawrence Kieler and Elizabeth Collagan, on 15 January 1890 also reported as 1891.
  • Mary Katherine Piepel died on 22 October 1890 at Iowa at age 20 also reported as 22 Oct 1891.

Child of Mary Katherine Piepel and John Patrick Kieler

Isabel Banks

F, b. 1874, d. 1954
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1902As of 1902,her married name was Kieler.

Walter Williams

M, b. circa 1899
Father*John Williams d. b 1925
Mother*Mary Louisa Kieler b. c 1867, d. bt 1945 - 1951
Census DateLocation
1925Hardin, Greene, IowaWalter Williams appeared on the census of 1925 in the household of John Patrick Kieler at Hardin, Greene, Iowa.

Thomas Flanagan

M, b. circa 1910
Father*Thomas Patrick Flanagan
Mother*Dora Kieler b. 16 Jul 1876, d. 2 Oct 1947
Census DateLocation
1925Hardin, Greene, IowaThomas Flanagan appeared on the census of 1925 in the household of John Patrick Kieler at Hardin, Greene, Iowa.

Elizabeth Flanagan

F, b. circa 1905
Father*Thomas Patrick Flanagan
Mother*Dora Kieler b. 16 Jul 1876, d. 2 Oct 1947
Census DateLocation
1925Hardin, Greene, IowaElizabeth Flanagan appeared on the census of 1925 in the household of John Patrick Kieler at Hardin, Greene, Iowa.

Henriette Flanagan

F, b. circa 1907
Father*Thomas Patrick Flanagan
Mother*Dora Kieler b. 16 Jul 1876, d. 2 Oct 1947
Census DateLocation
1925Hardin, Greene, IowaHenriette Flanagan appeared on the census of 1925 in the household of John Patrick Kieler at Hardin, Greene, Iowa.

P. Shaughnessey

M, b. circa 1866, d. after 1925

Child of P. Shaughnessey and Barbara Kieler

Elizbabeth Shaughnessey

F, b. circa 1908
Father*P. Shaughnessey b. c 1866, d. a 1925
Mother*Barbara Kieler b. c 1878, d. b 1922
Census DateLocation
1925Hardin, Greene, IowaElizbabeth Shaughnessey appeared on the census of 1925 in the household of John Patrick Kieler at Hardin, Greene, Iowa.

Adela Child Villiers

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Brandt.