Minnie Berrer

F, b. circa 1903
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name16 August 1930As of 16 August 1930,her married name was Ziemke.
  • Minnie Berrer was born circa 1903 at Illinois.
  • She married Emil Henry Ziemke on 16 August 1930 at Cook, Illinois.
Census DateLocation
1940Cicero, Cook, IllinoisMinnie Berrer was listed as wife in Emil Henry Ziemke's household on the 1940 Census at Cicero, Cook, Illinois.1


  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Cicero, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T627_775; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 16-113.

Paul Ziemke

M, b. 21 December 1913, d. 18 February 1914
Father*Emil Henry Ziemke b. 25 Aug 1888, d. 1957
Mother*Emilie Henrietta Breitzke b. 2 Apr 1882, d. 12 Jun 1915
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationPaul Ziemke was also known as Elmer.
  • Paul Ziemke was born on 21 December 1913 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
  • He was the son of Emil Henry Ziemke and Emilie Henrietta Breitzke.
  • Paul Ziemke died on 18 February 1914 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, Name: Elmer Ziemke
    Birth Date: 21 Dec 1913
    Birth Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
    Death Date: 18 Feb 1914
    Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
    Burial Date: 20 Feb 1914
    Burial Place: Ableman, Wis
    Death Age: 1 Month 28 Days
    Race: White
    Marital Status: Single
    Gender: Male
    Residence: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
    Father Name: Emil Ziemke
    Father Birth Place: Wisconsin
    Mother Name: Amelia Brietzke
    Mother Birth Place: Wisconsin
    FHL Film Number: 1239993.

Elmer O. Bennett

M, b. circa 1893
  • Elmer O. Bennett married Leta Albaugh.
  • Elmer O. Bennett was born circa 1893 at La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.

Child of Elmer O. Bennett and Leta Albaugh

Leta Albaugh

F, b. circa 1897
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Bennett.
  • Leta Albaugh married Elmer O. Bennett.
  • Leta Albaugh was born circa 1897 at La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.

Child of Leta Albaugh and Elmer O. Bennett

(?) Fuller


Stanley W. Ballweg

M, b. 5 June 1939, d. 7 September 2005
Father*Gerhart A. Ballweg b. c 1905
Mother*Josephine H. (?) b. c 1914
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationStanley W. Ballweg was also known as Stan.

David D. Kowalke

M, b. 1942, d. 1970
David (Dave) Kowalke - Webb High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI 1960
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDavid D. Kowalke was also known as Dave.
     David D. Kowalke graduated in 1960 at Webb High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Child of David D. Kowalke and June Marie Giebel

Darren L. Kowalke

M, b. 1968, d. 1999
Father*David D. Kowalke b. 1942, d. 1970
Mother*June Marie Giebel b. 18 Jun 1947, d. 22 Feb 2000

James Mittelstaedt

M, d. before 2004
  • James Mittelstaedt died before 2004.

Donald Giebel

M, b. 25 August 1922, d. 10 November 2011
Father*Lawrence Giebel
Mother*Edna Steinhorst
  • Donald Giebel was born on 25 August 1922 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Lawrence Giebel and Edna Steinhorst.
  • Donald Giebel married Arlene Horstman, daughter of August Albert Horstmann and Emma Ribbke, on 8 June 1971.
  • Donald Giebel died on 10 November 2011 at age 89 Donald W. Giebel, age 89, of Reedsburg, died on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Wisconsin Dells. He was born on August 25, 1922 in the Town of Excelsior, Sauk County, the son of Lawrence and Edna (Steinhorst) Giebel. On June 8, 1971, he was married to the former Arlene Horstman Christianson. Don was a lifelong area farmer. He also sold Giebel's Hybrid Seed Corn for many years in locations as far away as Europe and Russia. He was a member of the Badger Steam and Gas Club, N.R.A., Delton Sportsmens Club, Badgerland Oliver Collectors Club and the Restored Antique Tractors Club where he will be remembered for restoring about 50 tractors. Don also enjoyed trap shooting, playing pool, going to air shows, traveling and had a true love of history. Survivors include his four daughters: Carolyn Rhinehart, of Reedsburg; Shirley (Allen) Holloway, of Wisconsin Dells; Rosalie (Michael) Bredeck, of Shorewood and Sandie Klinge, of Peyton, Colorado; his son: William (Jo) Christianson, of Baraboo; his son-in-law: Carl (Joan) Schrank, of Wonewoc; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mary Keding, of Baraboo and Eulaine Kohlman, of Sauk City; his brother: Eugene Giebel, of Baraboo; the mother of his daughters: Rosemary Leake, of Oxford; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene, on October 23, 1990; two daughters: Donna Zautke and June Schrank; three sons-in-law: David Kowalke, Gene Rhinehart and Stan Ballweg; two grandsons: Joseph Holloway and Darren Kowalke; his sister: Joyce Perkins and an infant brother: Rodger Giebel. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, November 14, 2011 at the Emanuel United Methodist Church in Baraboo with Pastor Blake Overlien officiating. Interment will be at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Rock Springs. The family will receive friends from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Sunday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg and from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service on Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.

Children of Donald Giebel

Lawrence Giebel


Children of Lawrence Giebel and Edna Steinhorst

Edna Steinhorst

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Giebel.

Children of Edna Steinhorst and Lawrence Giebel

Arlene Horstman

F, b. circa 1931, d. 23 October 1990
Father*August Albert Horstmann b. 4 Feb 1904, d. 25 Oct 1994
Mother*Emma Ribbke b. 15 Jan 1912, d. b 1990
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1951As of 1951,her married name was Christianson.
Married Name8 June 1971As of 8 June 1971,her married name was Giebel.

Child of Arlene Horstman and William G. Christianson

William G. Christianson

M, b. 14 June 1926, d. 3 June 1957

Child of William G. Christianson and Arlene Horstman

Gene M. Rhinehart

M, b. 11 February 1950, d. 15 January 1999
Gene Rhinehart 1968 senior portrait Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
  • Gene M. Rhinehart was born on 11 February 1950.
  • He died on 15 January 1999 at age 48.

William A. Christianson

M, b. 17 June 1950, d. 20 June 2012
William Christianson 1968 senior portrait Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Father*William G. Christianson b. 14 Jun 1926, d. 3 Jun 1957
Mother*Arlene Horstman b. c 1931, d. 23 Oct 1990
Name TypeDateDescription
NicknameWilliam A. Christianson also went by the name of Bill.
  • William A. Christianson was born on 17 June 1950 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of William G. Christianson and Arlene Horstman.
  • William A. Christianson died on 20 June 2012 at Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, at age 62 William "Bill" Christianson, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the VA Hospice in Madison at the age of 62 with his loving wife by his side after a long battle with Agent Orange-related cancer. Bill, the son of the late William George and Arlene (Horstmann) Christianson-Giebel, was born June 17, 1950 in Reedsburg. On Sept 1, 1985, he was united in marriage to Jo Barker in Baraboo. Bill had been employed by the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County campus until he became disabled.

    Bill was a member of several veterans organzations, belonging to the Disabled American Veterans Chaptr 8, the North Freedom American Legion Post 172 and a life member at large of the Vietnam Veterans of America. He was the most active with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7694 in Prairie de Sac, where he served as commander for a number of years. Last summer he was proud to have been appointed District 11 Commander for the Wisconsin State VFW until failing health forced him to resign.

    Bill was also an avid fisherman and hunter and was active in the Delton Sportsmen's Club, the Sportmen's Alliance and the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.

    In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by two sisters, Donna Zautke and June Schrank; and his nephew, Joey Holloway.

    He is survived by his wife, Jo; his children, Heather (Mike) Lesch, Jamie christianson and Kimbra Berry; grandchildren, Lili Christianson and Isla McConnell; siblings, Carolyn Rhinehart, Shirley (Allen) Holloway, Rosalie (Mike) Bredeck and Sandy Klinge; sisters-in-law, Ann Manley and Susan Van Rixel; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

    Private inurnment will take place at St Joh's Cemetery in Rock Springs where military rites will be conducted.
     William A. Christianson graduated in 1968 at Webb High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Donna Giebel

F, b. 3 March 1946, d. 17 November 1976
Father*Donald Giebel b. 25 Aug 1922, d. 10 Nov 2011
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Zautke.
  • Donna Giebel married Larry Allen Zautke.
  • Donna Giebel was born on 3 March 1946 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Donald Giebel.
  • Donna Giebel died on 17 November 1976 at Wisconsin at age 30.

Larry Allen Zautke

M, b. 28 December 1945, d. 19 April 2015
  • Larry Allen Zautke married Donna Giebel, daughter of Donald Giebel.
  • Larry Allen Zautke was born on 28 December 1945.
  • He died on 19 April 2015 at age 69.

Joyce Giebel

F, d. before 2011
Father*Lawrence Giebel
Mother*Edna Steinhorst
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Perkins.

(?) Perkins


Rodger Giebel

Father*Lawrence Giebel
Mother*Edna Steinhorst

Gerhart A. Ballweg

M, b. circa 1905
  • Gerhart A. Ballweg was born circa 1905 at Wisconsin.
  • He married Josephine H. (?) before 1936.

Children of Gerhart A. Ballweg and Josephine H. (?)

Josephine H. (?)

F, b. circa 1914
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1936As of before 1936,her married name was Ballweg.
  • Josephine H. (?) was born circa 1914 at Wisconsin.
  • She married Gerhart A. Ballweg before 1936.

Children of Josephine H. (?) and Gerhart A. Ballweg

Florence M. Ballweg

F, b. 10 February 1941, d. 25 January 2013
Father*Gerhart A. Ballweg b. c 1905
Mother*Josephine H. (?) b. c 1914
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name9 November 1963As of 9 November 1963,her married name was Rau.
  • Florence M. Ballweg was born on 10 February 1941.
  • She was the daughter of Gerhart A. Ballweg and Josephine H. (?).
  • Florence M. Ballweg died on 25 January 2013 at age 71 Florence Rau, age 71, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Florence was born in Baraboo on Feb. 10, 1941, the daughter of Gerhard and Josephine Ballweg. She was the fourth oldest of 9 children. Florence married her husband of 49 years, Robert Rau, on Nov. 9, 1963. They made their home in Sauk City, where they raised four children. She enjoyed maintaining her flower beds, ATVing with her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Robert; her children, Judy (Paul) Spoerl of Greenville, Barbara (Scott) Breunig of Prairie du Sac, Brenda (Bryan) Schwarz of North Freedom and Brian (Janet) Rau of Madison; and her grandchildren, Jessica, Jordan, Allison and Katelyn. She is also survived by her brothers, Lloyd (Marion) Ballweg, George (Illa) Ballweg, Eugene (Winnie) Ballweg and Jerry Ballweg; and her sisters, Louise (Eugene) Theis, Elaine (Larry) Adler and Jo (Bill) Hart. Florence was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Stanley Ballweg. The family wishes to give their very special thanks to the care givers at Meriter Hospital for their kindness and compassion in Florence’s final days. In lieu of a memorial service, it is asked that family, friends, neighbors and well wishers privately reflect their thoughts and condolences. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity or community service of your choice.

Joseph Benjamin Bailey

M, b. 9 September 1919, d. 2 December 2004
Joseph Bailey 1940 senior portrait Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Father*Victor Bailey b. c 1888
Mother*Lydia Karstetter b. c 1891
  • Joseph Benjamin Bailey was born on 9 September 1919 at LaValle, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Victor Bailey and Lydia Karstetter.
  • Joseph Benjamin Bailey married Elsie Anna Louise Schrank, daughter of William H. Schrank and Louise M. Schroeder, on 16 May 1943 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • Joseph Benjamin Bailey died on 2 December 2004 at age 85 Joseph B. Bailey, 85, of La Crosse, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at St. Joseph's Rehab Center, La Crosse. Joseph was born Sept. 9, 1919, in LaValle, Wis., to Victor and Lydia (Karstetter) Bailey. On May 16, 1943, he married Elsie Schrank in Reedsburg, Wis. In 1947, they moved to La Crosse, where Joseph worked for 12 years for Chicago Northwestern Railroad. He then worked for NorPlex as a shear operator until he retired. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and the Eagle's Club, La Crosse. Joseph is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elsie of La Crosse; daughter, Kathryn Bailey of La Crosse; sons, William (Joanne) Bailey of La Crescent, Minn., Robert (Elizabeth) Bailey of La Crosse, Harold Bailey of Sparta, Wis., and Douglas (Connie) Bailey of Onalaska; daughter-in-law, Joan Bailey of Phoenix; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; one step-grandson; five step-great-grandchildren; and brother, Nelson E. Bailey of Reedsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Donald Earl Bailey. Funeral services were held Dec. 6 at Wesley United Methodist Church, La Crosse, with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, LaValle, Wis. The family would like to thank the staff of Gundersen Lutheran Hospice.
     Joseph Benjamin Bailey graduated in 1940 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Child of Joseph Benjamin Bailey and Elsie Anna Louise Schrank

Victor Bailey

M, b. circa 1888
  • Victor Bailey married Lydia Karstetter.
  • Victor Bailey was born circa 1888 at Wisconsin.

Children of Victor Bailey and Lydia Karstetter

Lydia Karstetter

F, b. circa 1891
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Bailey.
  • Lydia Karstetter married Victor Bailey.
  • Lydia Karstetter was born circa 1891 at Wisconsin.

Children of Lydia Karstetter and Victor Bailey

Nelson Earl Bailey

M, b. 21 January 1916, d. 5 February 2005
Father*Victor Bailey b. c 1888
Mother*Lydia Karstetter b. c 1891
  • Nelson Earl Bailey was born on 21 January 1916 at LaValle, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Victor Bailey and Lydia Karstetter.
  • Nelson Earl Bailey died on 5 February 2005 at age 89.

Donald Earl Bailey

M, d. before December 2004
Father*Joseph Benjamin Bailey b. 9 Sep 1919, d. 2 Dec 2004
Mother*Elsie Anna Louise Schrank b. 5 Feb 1922, d. 16 Apr 2008

Herman Krause

M, b. 6 April 1897, d. December 1976
Father*Frank Krause
Mother*Marie Rick
Census DateLocation
19 April 1930Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinHerman Krause was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Child of Herman Krause and Matilda Martha Emilia Schrank


  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0041; Image: 559.0; FHL microfilm: 2342343.