Sterling Maynard Norbeck

M, b. 6 April 1912, d. 1997
Father*George G. Norbeck b. 25 Apr 1882, d. 22 Oct 1938
Mother*Jane Mathilda Olson b. 13 Apr 1884, d. 27 May 1967

Robert Peter Norbeck

M, b. 12 May 1920
Father*George G. Norbeck b. 25 Apr 1882, d. 22 Oct 1938
Mother*Jane Mathilda Olson b. 13 Apr 1884, d. 27 May 1967

Herbert Olson Norbeck

M, b. circa 1907
Father*George G. Norbeck b. 25 Apr 1882, d. 22 Oct 1938
Mother*Jane Mathilda Olson b. 13 Apr 1884, d. 27 May 1967

Helen Kathryn Norbeck

F, b. 24 December 1915
Father*George G. Norbeck b. 25 Apr 1882, d. 22 Oct 1938
Mother*Jane Mathilda Olson b. 13 Apr 1884, d. 27 May 1967

Karl Heinrich Wegner

M, b. 5 January 1930, d. 4 April 2014
Father*Lester Wegner b. b 1909
Mother*Nellie Norbeck b. 14 Dec 1902, d. 8 Nov 1989
  • Karl Heinrich Wegner was born on 5 January 1930 at Hughes, South Dakota.
  • He was the son of Lester Wegner and Nellie Norbeck.
  • Karl Heinrich Wegner married Mary Jo Waddell in June 1957.
  • Karl Heinrich Wegner died on 4 April 2014 at age 84 Karl Heinrich Wegner died April 4, 2014, at the Dougherty Hospice House.

    Karl was born January 5, 1930, the second son of Nell Norbeck Wegner and Lester F. Wegner. He grew up in Pierre, SD, attending Lincoln Grade School (except for the third grade at Mark Twain in Sioux Falls, SD), and Pierre Junior and Senior High Schools, graduating in the class of 1948. He was president of the student body, co-valedictorian of his class (along with his wife Margaret), a three year letterman, governor of Boys State, and represented South Dakota at Boys Nation in Washington, DC.

    He received a Navy scholarship to attend Yale University in New Haven, CT, and spent summers as a midshipman in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, except for his senior summer spent with the Marines at Quantico, VA. He graduated in June, 1952, and was immediately commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps, serving as a line officer, field/platoon leader, then company commander, achieving the ranks of 1st Lieutenant USMC, and Captain USMCR.

    He served 28 months, then received an early discharge after the Korean War because of his prior acceptance into graduate school and immediately entered Harvard Medical School. Following graduation, he also took internship and residency in pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard's major teaching hospital. He served as Chief Resident, including a final year's appointment to the Harvard faculty.

    In June of 1957, Karl married Mary Jo Waddell of Beatrice, NE, whom he met in Boston. A daughter Madeleine was born there in 1959. Karl and family returned to South Dakota in 1962 when he accepted the appointment of Chief of Pathology, Sioux Valley Hospital, as well as the opportunity to develop a private practice in pathology, and to join the voluntary faculty of the then two year basic sciences School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota.

    Over the ensuing years the hospital position grew, his teaching time and academic appointments expanded from Assistant Professor of Pathology and Associate Professor of Medicine to Chair, Department of Pathology and Professor of Pathology. In August, 1973, Karl became Dean of the two year school at USD.

    Meanwhile, Karl recruited increasing numbers of pathologist associates to join the Laboratory of Clinical Medicine (LCM), a rapidly expanding practice based in SD, MN, IA, and NE, and instituted a fully accredited four year pathology residency at what had become the largest then known private pathology practice in the United States.

    Karl accepted the Deanship at the medical school and the Vice-Presidency of Health Affairs at USD on the condition that he would lead a final drive to convert the school into a full four-year-degree-granting program. The two-year school was facing increasing problems of inadequate funding, transferring its students to out-of-state institutions, and attempting to recruit new physicians to return to practice in South Dakota, which had the lowest physician to population ration in the country. University President Richard Bowen, the SD Board of Regents, Gov. Richard Kneip, the SD State Medical Association, and interest citizens and physicians who'd formed a special committee, the Citizens Concerned for Medical Education, all joined with a well-organized legislative study committee chaired by Senator Harvey Wollman to seek legislative approval for the degree-granting program. This succeeded in the passage of degree-granting legislation in the February 1974 session.

    Dr. Wegner worked tirelessly in SD, in Chicago, and in Washington, DC, in obtaining necessary AMA and federal support for the new Program, then seeking provisional and final national accreditation, creating six new clinical departments and numerous specialty sections, recruiting both in SD and nationwide, in negotiating statewide support and participation of SD hospitals, and in initiating appropriate new residency training programs for the school on a statewide basis.

    Two more children came to his family, Peter Norbeck in 1963 and Mary Nell in 19 65. Karl and Mary Jo bought the farm of his dreams in 1965 and raised purebred Herefords, then instituted a commercial cow-calf operation along with row crop farming, all in association with his cousin and wife, Dave and Avis Jennings. The farm was in operation over 40 years.

    Upon retirement he was able to realize a long-standing ambition to hike and climb, often with more experienced friends. He began with Mt. Kenya and Kilimanjaro, later included mountains in the western US, and finally Cotopaxi, Cayambe, and Aconcagua in South America.

    Following the death of his first wife, Mary Jo, in 2003, he married Margaret Ann Halla Cash, his old high school and college girlfriend, the widow of Dr. Joseph H. Cash, professor and Dean at USD. Together they pursued a common interest in hiking and traveling, including a 200 mile walk across England with USD friends, a 400 mile hike from Oslo to Trondheim in Norway along a primitive trail, and other trips to Europe, Mexico, South America, Antarctica, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Karl's male Sioux Falls Book Club and the Vermillion couples Book Group were especially important in his life as he, after finishing each month's selection, always said "and I read every word, enjoying them all."

    Karl was especially proud of his family heritage in South Dakota. He was the great grandson of pioneer Norwegian Immigrants, including Rev. George Norbeck, who homesteaded in Clay County in 1868, served a geographically widespread congregation while also farming, serving in the Dakota Territory Legislature, in the South Dakota Constitutional Convention, and then in the first South Dakota legislature. Rev. Norbeck's son Peter Norbeck and Karl's grandfather went on to serve as a State Senator, Lieutenant Governor, Governor, and United States Senator, dying near the end of his third term.

    Karl's paternal grandfather, Henry J. Wegner, founded the Wegner Auto Company in Pierre in 1907, the state's oldest automobile dealership and now the oldest Buick Dealership in the world under continuous operation by one family for over 100 years.

    Karl's professional boards and membership included statewide, national, and international honors and responsibilities in the field of pathology, membership in the Council of Deans, American Assn. of Medical Colleges, and membership on the Advisory Council Under-graduate Medical Education, AMA. His significant awards included South Dakota Hall of Fame (1988), SD Philanthropist of the Year shared with Mary Jo Wegner (2002), American Pathologist of the Year, Alpha Omega Alpha, Boyston Medical Society (Harvard), Founding Dean USD (now Sanford) School of Medicine, Distinguished Professor Emeritus by SD Board of Regents, Karl H. Wegner Endowed Chair USD (also by Board of Regents), Distinguished Professor of the Year several times, SuperDean, a one-time award from the Medical Student Body, naming of the Karl and Mary Jo Wegner Health Science Information Center, Friends of the SF Community Foundation annual award (shared with Margaret), and Distinguished Service Awards from USD, and the SD Medical Association.

    His community and state activities and boards included President, SD Board of Regents of Higher Education, President, Sioux Valley (now Sanford) Health Foundation, President, South Dakota Symphony Board, President, SF Area Community Foundation, member of the boards of the USD Foundation, the SD, Hall of Fame, Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, Sioux Valley Health System Alliance, SD Water Goals Program, Sioux Council, Boy Scouts of America, United Way, and Augustana Fellows.

    Immediate family survivors are his wife, Margaret, his three children, Madeleine Jean (Harri Rinta) of Carver, MN, Mary Nell (Josiah Child III), Isabella and Sam of Providence, RI, and Peter Norbeck and his children, Walker, Theo, and Ivy of Berkeley, CA, and his step children and grandchildren, Sheridan Anderson (Robert B.), and Cash of Pierre, SD, Meredith Cash Weber (John P.), Joe and Emily of Rapid City, SD, and Ayla and Claudia Cash, and their mother Dr. Serpil Erzurum of Pepper Pike, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nell and Lester, his only brother Peter Norbeck Wegner, and his first wife, Mary Jo Waddell Wegner.

    Memorial Services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls.

Peter Norbeck Wegner

M, b. 20 August 1928, d. 22 December 1998
Father*Lester Wegner b. b 1909
Mother*Nellie Norbeck b. 14 Dec 1902, d. 8 Nov 1989
  • Peter Norbeck Wegner was born on 20 August 1928 at South Dakota.
  • He was the son of Lester Wegner and Nellie Norbeck.
  • Peter Norbeck Wegner died on 22 December 1998 at age 70.

Mary Jo Waddell

F, d. 2003
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameJune 1957As of June 1957,her married name was Wegner.

O. Sletvold

M, d. before 1895

Children of O. Sletvold and Kristina Oluffina Foss

Fred Sletvold

M, b. January 1875
Father*O. Sletvold d. b 1895
Mother*Kristina Oluffina Foss b. Feb 1843, d. 1936
Census DateLocation
25 June 1900Platte, Charles Mix, South DakotaFred Sletvold was listed as a son (actually step-son) in Reverand George Persson Norbeck's household on the 1900 Census at Platte, Charles Mix, South Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Platte, Charles Mix, South Dakota.

Helga Sletvold

F, b. August 1884
Father*O. Sletvold d. b 1895
Mother*Kristina Oluffina Foss b. Feb 1843, d. 1936
Census DateLocation
25 June 1900Platte, Charles Mix, South DakotaHelga Sletvold was listed as a daughter (actually step-daughter) in Reverand George Persson Norbeck's household on the 1900 Census at Platte, Charles Mix, South Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Platte, Charles Mix, South Dakota.

Annabelle Gaw

F, b. 1900, d. 1987
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Anderson.

Nellie Cornelia Anderson

F, b. 22 May 1903, d. 23 November 1920
Father*Martin Lewis Anderson b. Jul 1871, d. 13 Jan 1948
Mother*Emma Norbeck b. Apr 1876, d. 13 Feb 1958
  • Nellie Cornelia Anderson was born on 22 May 1903 at Trempealeau, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Martin Lewis Anderson and Emma Norbeck.
  • Nellie Cornelia Anderson died on 23 November 1920 at Brown, South Dakota, at age 17.

Martin L. Anderson

M, b. 30 April 1910, d. 13 April 1995
Father*Martin Lewis Anderson b. Jul 1871, d. 13 Jan 1948
Mother*Emma Norbeck b. Apr 1876, d. 13 Feb 1958
  • Martin L. Anderson married Edna M. (?).
  • Martin L. Anderson was born on 30 April 1910 at Brown, South Dakota.
  • He was the son of Martin Lewis Anderson and Emma Norbeck.
  • Martin L. Anderson died on 13 April 1995 at Yolo, California, at age 84.

Edna M. (?)

F, b. 1912, d. 1999
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Anderson.

Mildred M. (?)

F, b. 1899, d. 14 May 1950
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1950As of before 1950,her married name was Anderson.

Amanda G. (?)

F, b. 9 June 1888, d. 6 May 1976
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Nameafter 1950As of after 1950,her married name was Anderson.

(?) Strand

M

Walter Brink

M

(?) Rye

M

Harland C. Adkins

M, b. circa 1877

Wesley Warren Bowlby

M, b. circa 1869

Lillian Alene Heggins

F, b. circa 1895
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name21 March 1912As of 21 March 1912,her married name was Hougland.

Walter R. Myers

M, b. 1885, d. 14 January 1934

Eliza (?)

F, b. circa 1831
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1855As of before 1855,her married name was Peter.
Census DateLocation
1860Township 2 S Range 5 W, Washington, IllinoisEliza (?) was listed in William Peter's household on the 1860 Census at Township 2 S Range 5 W, Washington, Illinois.1

Children of Eliza (?) and William Peter

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1860; Census Place: Township 2 S Range 5 W, Washington, Illinois; Roll: M653_235; Page: 953; Family History Library Film: 803235.

George Peter

M, b. circa 1855
Father*William Peter b. c 1837
Mother*Eliza (?) b. c 1831
Census DateLocation
1860Township 2 S Range 5 W, Washington, IllinoisGeorge Peter was listed in William Peter's household on the 1860 Census at Township 2 S Range 5 W, Washington, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1860; Census Place: Township 2 S Range 5 W, Washington, Illinois; Roll: M653_235; Page: 953; Family History Library Film: 803235.

Henry Peter

M, b. circa 1857
Father*William Peter b. c 1837
Mother*Eliza (?) b. c 1831
Census DateLocation
1860Township 2 S Range 5 W, Washington, IllinoisHenry Peter was listed in William Peter's household on the 1860 Census at Township 2 S Range 5 W, Washington, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1860; Census Place: Township 2 S Range 5 W, Washington, Illinois; Roll: M653_235; Page: 953; Family History Library Film: 803235.

Adeline Josephine Barcum

F, b. 1859, d. 1951
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name31 December 1879As of 31 December 1879,her married name was Peters.

Charles J. Peters

M, b. April 1870, d. 1965
Father*Frank C. Peters b. Jul 1821, d. a 1900
Mother*Sophia (?) b. Apr 1835, d. a 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCharles J. Peters was also known as C. J.
Census DateLocation
18 June 1870Albion, Edwards, IllinoisCharles J. Peters was listed in Frank C. Peters's household on the 1870 Census at Albion, Edwards, Illinois.1
7 June 1900Browns, Edwards, IllinoisCharles J. Peters was listed as a son in Frank C. Peters's household on the 1900 Census at Browns, Edwards, Illinois.2
1910Browns, Edwards, IllinoisCharles J. Peters was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Browns, Edwards, Illinois.3
1920Raleigh, Saline, IllinoisHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Raleigh, Saline, Illinois.4
1930Long Branch, Saline, IllinoisHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Long Branch, Saline, Illinois.5
1940Long Branch, Saline, IllinoisHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Long Branch, Saline, Illinois.6
     Charles J. Peters (Edwards and Saline county, IL) is different than Charles Peters (Effingham county, IL).

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Albion, Edwards, Illinois; Roll: M593_219; Page: 295A; Image: 259988; Family History Library Film: 545718.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Browns, Edwards, Illinois; Roll: 299; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0017; FHL microfilm: 1240299.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Browns, Edwards, Illinois; Roll: T624_284; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0017; FHL microfilm: 1374297.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Raleigh, Saline, Illinois; Roll: T625_395; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 138; Image: 533.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Long Branch, Saline, Illinois; Roll: 554; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0024; Image: 998.0; FHL microfilm: 2340289.
  6. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Long Branch, Saline, Illinois; Roll: T627_883; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 83-28.

Martin Conrad Peters

M, b. 11 July 1874, d. 31 May 1945
Father*Conrad Frank Peters b. c 1816, d. a 1880
Mother*Sophia Emeline Rusbuld b. Apr 1835
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMartin Conrad Peters was also known as M. C.
Census DateLocation
June 1880Bishop, Effingham, IllinoisMartin Conrad Peters was listed as a son in Conrad Frank Peters's household on the 1880 Census at Bishop, Effingham, Illinois.1
1900Township 96, Bon Homme, South DakotaMartin Conrad Peters was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Township 96, Bon Homme, South Dakota.2
1910Avon, Bon Homme, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota.3
1920Avon, Bon Homme, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota.4
1930Avon, Bon Homme, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota.5
1940Avon, Bon Homme, South DakotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota.6

Child of Martin Conrad Peters and Anna Maria Peters

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Bishop, Effingham, Illinois; Roll: 205; Family History Film: 1254205; Page: 423C; Enumeration District: 139; Image: 0607.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 96, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: 1546; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0029; FHL microfilm: 1241546.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: T624_1475; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0032; FHL microfilm: 1375488.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: T625_1714; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 10; Image: 320.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: 2217; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0002; Image: 247.0; FHL microfilm: 2341951.
  6. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: T627_3848; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 5-2.

Caroline Sodawater

F, b. March 1835, d. 18 April 1920
Father*(?) Sodawater d. b 1900
Mother*Annie (?) b. Nov 1813, d. a 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCaroline Sodawater was also known as Sodewasser.
Married Name21 December 1873As of 21 December 1873,her married name was Peter.
  • Caroline Sodawater was born in March 1835 at Germany.
  • She was the daughter of (?) Sodawater and Annie (?).
  • Caroline Sodawater married Augustus Peter, son of Conrad Frank Peters and Maria (?), on 21 December 1873 at Cook, Illinois.
  • Caroline Sodawater died on 18 April 1920 at Bon Homme, South Dakota, at age 85.
  • She was buried after 18 April 1920 at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota.
Census DateLocation
June 1880Bon Homme, Dakota TerritoryCaroline Sodawater was listed as wife in Augustus Peter's household on the 1880 Census at Bon Homme, Dakota Territory.1
1900Township 96, Bon Homme, South DakotaCaroline Sodawater was listed as wife in Augustus Peter's household on the 1900 Census at Township 96, Bon Homme, South Dakota.2

Children of Caroline Sodawater and Augustus Peter

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Bon Homme, Dakota Territory; Roll: 111; Family History Film: 1254111; Page: 78A; Enumeration District: 094.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 96, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: 1546; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0029; FHL microfilm: 1241546.