Beryl Claudia Gray

F, b. circa 1893
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name18 December 1918As of 18 December 1918,her married name was Stoddard.
Census DateLocation
20 January 1920Willow, Richland, WisconsinBeryl Claudia Gray was listed as wife in Loren Scott Stoddard's household on the 1920 Census at Willow, Richland, Wisconsin.1
14 April 1930Willow, Richland, WisconsinBeryl Claudia Gray was listed as wife in Loren Scott Stoddard's household on the 1920 Census at Willow, Richland, Wisconsin.1,2

Children of Beryl Claudia Gray and Loren Scott Stoddard

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED209. Dwelling 139.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED52-23. Dwelling 79.

Valentine Stoddard

M, b. 25 July 1810, d. 1900
Father*(?) Stoddard
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationValentine Stoddard was also known as Chesterfield Valentine.
  • Valentine Stoddard was born on 25 July 1810 at Connecticut.
  • He was the son of (?) Stoddard.
  • Valentine Stoddard married Joanna Davison in March 1833.
  • Valentine Stoddard married Rebecca Arminda Sippy, daughter of Dr. Joseph Sippy and Martha Cogswell, on 8 April 1860 second marriage for both Valentine and Rebecca.
  • Valentine Stoddard died in 1900 where the father also passed the remainder of his long and useful life, his death occurring in 1900.
Census DateLocation
24 September 1850Canadice, Ontario, New YorkValentine Stoddard was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Canadice, Ontario, New York.1
7 July 1860Willow, Richland, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Willow, Richland, Wisconsin.2
7 July 1870Willow, Richland, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Willow, Richland, Wisconsin.3
21 June 1880Willow, Richland, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Willow, Richland, Wisconsin, living next door to Harlow Stoddard.4
     Valentine Stoddard, a native of Connecticut, came from New York State in 1854 and bought land on section 31, where he settled the following year, and still lives. Valentine Stoddard, one of the pioneers of Willow, is a native of Connecticut, born in Litchfield, July 25, 1810. When he was five year old, his parents emigrated to Ontario Co., NY. They made the journey in the winter season and took their household goods upon a sled drawn by two pairs of oxen, and were thirty-one days upon the road, a distance of 300 miles. His father purchased a farm in the town of Richmond, and here the subject of this sketch grew to manhood. He was married in March, 1833, to Joanna Davison, a native of Ontario county, and purchased a farm in the town of Canadice, where they lived until 1855. In that year they came to Richland county and settled on section 31. He first built a log cabin and then began clearing his present farm, which is situated in Little Willow valley. He has cleared and fenced seventy-five acres, erected a large frame house and other buildings. His wife died in February, 1859, leaving eight children, six of whom are now living --- Jane, now the wife of George McCrossin; George, now living in Kansas; John, Harlow and Jesse live in Richland county; Jennette, the wife of Seth Frost, lives in Michigan. Mr. Stoddard was married the second time in 1860, to Rebecca Sippy, daughter of Joseph and Martha (Cogswell) Sippy. She was married in 1850 to Robert McCloud, who died in 1852, while on his way to California. He left one child --- Laura, now the wife of Monroe Slater. There is one child by the last union --- Frank. Valentine Stoddard, another of the pioneers of Willow, was a native of Connecticut, born in Litchfield, July 25, 1810. When he was five years old his parents emigrated to Ontario county, N.Y., where his father purchased a farm in Richmond, and there Valentine grew to manhood. In 1855 he came to Richland county and settled on section 31, in Little Willow valley. He first built a log cabin and then began clearing his farm. Valentine Stoddard migrated at Richland, Wisconsin, from New York.

Children of Valentine Stoddard and Joanna Davison

Children of Valentine Stoddard and Rebecca Arminda Sippy

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 12.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 1499.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 753. Dwelling 3.
  4. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1445 Sheet 208A. Dwelling 160.

Joanna Davison

F, b. circa 1815, d. February 1859
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJoanna Davison was also known as Johanna.
Married NameMarch 1833As of March 1833,her married name was Stoddard.
  • Joanna Davison was born circa 1815 at New York.
  • She married Valentine Stoddard, son of (?) Stoddard, in March 1833.
  • Joanna Davison died in February 1859.
Census DateLocation
24 September 1850Canadice, Ontario, New YorkJoanna Davison was listed in Valentine Stoddard's household on the 1850 Census at Canadice, Ontario, New York.1

Children of Joanna Davison and Valentine Stoddard

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 12.

Emma Jenett Stoddard

F, b. 29 September 1875, d. 20 April 1910
Father*Harlow Franklin Stoddard b. 6 May 1845, d. 14 Jan 1928
Mother*Anna J. Reagles b. 11 Oct 1853, d. 18 Jun 1890
  • Emma Jenett Stoddard was born on 29 September 1875 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Harlow Franklin Stoddard and Anna J. Reagles.
  • Emma Jenett Stoddard died on 20 April 1910 at age 34.
  • She was buried after 20 April 1910 at Thompson's Neptune Cemetery, Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.1
Census DateLocation
23 June 1900Willow, Richland, WisconsinEmma Jenett Stoddard was listed as a daughter in Harlow Franklin Stoddard's household on the 1900 Census at Willow, Richland, Wisconsin.2
29 April 1910Willow, Richland, WisconsinEmma Jenett Stoddard was listed as a daughter in Harlow Franklin Stoddard's household on the 1910 Census at Willow, Richland, Wisconsin; living next door to Frank Stoddard.3

Citations

  1. [S292] Thompson's Neptune Cemetery, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~richlandwi/Neptune/Neptune.html
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED124. Dwelling 155.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED103. Dwelling 73.

Adaline Welton

F, b. circa 1840
Father*Hiram L. Welton b. 9 Jun 1815, d. 11 Jun 1873
Mother*Hannah Sippy b. c 1819
Census DateLocation
25 August 1850Bath, Summit, OhioAdaline Welton was listed in Hiram L. Welton's household on the 1850 Census at Bath, Summit, Ohio; also living with them: Asher Welton, age 21, and Milton Welton, age 6.1

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED141. Dwelling 122.

Martha A. Welton

F, b. circa 1848
Father*Hiram L. Welton b. 9 Jun 1815, d. 11 Jun 1873
Mother*Hannah Sippy b. c 1819
Census DateLocation
25 August 1850Bath, Summit, OhioMartha A. Welton was listed in Hiram L. Welton's household on the 1850 Census at Bath, Summit, Ohio; also living with them: Asher Welton, age 21, and Milton Welton, age 6.1

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED141. Dwelling 122.

Grand Welton

M, b. circa 1849
Father*Hiram L. Welton b. 9 Jun 1815, d. 11 Jun 1873
Mother*Hannah Sippy b. c 1819
Census DateLocation
25 August 1850Bath, Summit, OhioGrand Welton was listed in Hiram L. Welton's household on the 1850 Census at Bath, Summit, Ohio; also living with them: Asher Welton, age 21, and Milton Welton, age 6.1

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED141. Dwelling 122.

Roger Loughney

M, b. May 1884, d. 2 July 1931
Father*John Loughney b. 18 Jun 1837, d. 6 Mar 1911
Mother*Catharine Daly b. 20 May 1854, d. 24 Mar 1935
  • Roger Loughney was born in May 1884 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of John Loughney and Catharine Daly.
  • Roger Loughney died on 2 July 1931 at age 47.
Census DateLocation
18 June 1900Ironton, Sauk, WisconsinRoger Loughney was listed as a son in John Loughney's household on the 1900 Census at Ironton, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
19 April 1910Ironton, Sauk, WisconsinRoger Loughney was listed as a son in John Loughney's household on the 1910 Census at Ironton, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
19 April 1920Ironton, Sauk, WisconsinRoger Loughney was listed as a son in Catharine Daly's household on the 1920 Census at Ironton, Sauk, Wisconsin.3

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED138. Dwelling 199.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED119. Dwelling 50.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED168. Dwelling 49.

Frank Loughney

M, b. 22 February 1888, d. 12 November 1970
Father*John Loughney b. 18 Jun 1837, d. 6 Mar 1911
Mother*Catharine Daly b. 20 May 1854, d. 24 Mar 1935
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrank Loughney was also known as Francis.
  • Frank Loughney was born on 22 February 1888 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of John Loughney and Catharine Daly.
  • Frank Loughney died on 12 November 1970 at age 82.
Census DateLocation
18 June 1900Ironton, Sauk, WisconsinFrank Loughney was listed as a son in John Loughney's household on the 1900 Census at Ironton, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
19 April 1910Ironton, Sauk, WisconsinFrank Loughney was listed as a son in John Loughney's household on the 1910 Census at Ironton, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
19 April 1920Ironton, Sauk, WisconsinFrank Loughney was listed as a son in Catharine Daly's household on the 1920 Census at Ironton, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
5 April 1930Reedsburg, Sauk, WisconsinFrank Loughney was listed as a boarder with the Edward Bohn family on the 1930 Census at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.4
     Frank Loughney obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED138. Dwelling 199.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED119. Dwelling 50.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED168. Dwelling 49.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-30. Dwelling 80.

David C. Woodruff

M, b. May 1836
  • David C. Woodruff married Mary (?).
  • David C. Woodruff was born in May 1836 at New York.
Census DateLocation
1880Seneca, Wood, WisconsinDavid C. Woodruff was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Seneca, Wood, Wisconsin.1
21 June 1900Seneca, Wood, WisconsinHe was listed as father-in-law in John Maxwell's household on the 1900 Census at Seneca, Wood, Wisconsin.2

Children of David C. Woodruff and Mary (?)

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1453 Sheet 562B.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED157. Dwelling 114.

Mary (?)

F, b. circa 1838
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Woodruff.
Census DateLocation
1880Seneca, Wood, WisconsinMary (?) was listed as wife in David C. Woodruff's household on the 1880 Census at Seneca, Wood, Wisconsin.1

Children of Mary (?) and David C. Woodruff

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1453 Sheet 562B.

Marietta Woodruff

F, b. circa 1864
Father*David C. Woodruff b. May 1836
Mother*Mary (?) b. c 1838
Census DateLocation
1880Seneca, Wood, WisconsinMarietta Woodruff was listed as a daughter in David C. Woodruff's household on the 1880 Census at Seneca, Wood, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1453 Sheet 562B.

Emma Woodruff

F, b. circa 1870
Father*David C. Woodruff b. May 1836
Mother*Mary (?) b. c 1838
Census DateLocation
1880Seneca, Wood, WisconsinEmma Woodruff was listed as a daughter in David C. Woodruff's household on the 1880 Census at Seneca, Wood, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1453 Sheet 562B.

Willie Woodruff

M, b. circa 1877
Father*David C. Woodruff b. May 1836
Mother*Mary (?) b. c 1838
Census DateLocation
1880Seneca, Wood, WisconsinWillie Woodruff was listed as a son in David C. Woodruff's household on the 1880 Census at Seneca, Wood, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1453 Sheet 562B.

Anna Woodruff

F, b. January 1878
Father*David C. Woodruff b. May 1836
Mother*Mary (?) b. c 1838
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1896As of circa 1896,her married name was Maxwell.
Census DateLocation
1880Seneca, Wood, WisconsinAnna Woodruff was listed as a daughter in David C. Woodruff's household on the 1880 Census at Seneca, Wood, Wisconsin.1
21 June 1900Seneca, Wood, WisconsinAnna Woodruff was listed as wife in John Maxwell's household on the 1900 Census at Seneca, Wood, Wisconsin.2
     Anna Woodruff had 2 with 2 living in 1900 children.

Children of Anna Woodruff and John Maxwell

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1453 Sheet 562B.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED157. Dwelling 114.

Shirley M. (?)

F, b. 18 July 1930, d. 1 November 1987
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Woodrome.

Citations

  1. [S293] Illinois Jefferson Cemetery, by Illinois.

Marvin Ohland

M, b. 20 April 1929, d. 21 June 2004
Father*Albert Ohland b. 24 Jan 1894, d. 31 Jul 1969
Mother*Bertha Hasz b. 25 Jan 1904, d. Oct 1995
  • Marvin Ohland was born on 20 April 1929 at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Albert Ohland and Bertha Hasz.
  • Marvin Ohland was baptized on 5 May 1929.
  • He died on 21 June 2004 at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at age 75 Marvin Rueben Ohland, 75, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2004 at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee.
    He was born on April 20, 1929 in the town of Westfield, Sauk County and was baptized May 5, 1929 by Pastor K. Ramthun. He was confirmed May 10, 1942 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Hillpoint by Pastor J.H. Weining.
    Marvin was married to Arlene Koepsell on June 27, 1953 at Immanuel Church at Hochheim by Pastor B.C. Gumz.
    He was in the U.S. Army from Dec. 2, 1954 until Dec. 2, 1956, serving 19 months in Germany.
    Marvin helped his parents farm and worked at a milk condensing plant in Hillpoint until moving to Hartford in October 1959.
    Marvin then worked at Kraft Foods until they closed in 1965 and then worked at various milk plants until 1968.
    He worked at Dico in Slinger as a purchasing agent and human resources manager until retiring in December 1992.
    Marvin had been a member of Peace Lutheran Church since moving to Hartford and served as president of the congregation for several years as well as serving as an usher and president of the financial advisory committee.
    In his retirement, Marvin enjoyed working for his church and volunteering at the Wisconsin Auto Museum in Hartford.
    Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Arlene; two children, Duane (Kathy) of Beaver Dam and Daryl (Lori) of Neenah; five grandchildren, Kevin (Lisa) of Greenleaf, Amanda and Kyle of Beaver Dam and Lucas and Andrew of Neenah; a sister, Lenora Thompson of Fort Atkinson; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
    Preceding him in death were his parents, Albert and Bertha (Hasz) Ohland; a brother, Wilbert; his parents-in-law; a step-father-in-law; and two brothers-in-law.
    Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 24, at Peace Lutheran Church, Hartford, followed by burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
    Visitation at the Shimon Funeral Home, Hartford, will be Wednesday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and also on Thursday at the church only from 1 until 2 p.m.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran Church.
Census DateLocation
23 April 1930Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinMarvin Ohland was listed as a grandson in Henry J. Ohland's household on the 1930 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-39. Dwelling 117.

Lydia Geyer

F, b. circa 1873, d. after April 1930
Father*Henry Geyer b. c 1846
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1891As of circa 1891,her married name was Helm.
  • Lydia Geyer was born circa 1873 at Minnesota.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Geyer.
  • Lydia Geyer married Andrew Helm circa 1891.
  • Lydia Geyer died after April 1930.
Census DateLocation
9 January 1920Beach, Golden Valley, North DakotaLydia Geyer was listed as wife in Andrew Helm's household on the 1920 Census at Beach, Golden Valley, North Dakota.1
11 April 1930Beach, Golden Valley, North DakotaLydia Geyer was listed as wife in Andrew Helm's household on the 1930 Census at Beach, Golden Valley, North Dakota.2

Children of Lydia Geyer and Andrew Helm

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED61. Dwelling 33.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17-1. Dwelling 232.

Henry Helm

M, b. circa 1910
Father*Andrew Helm b. c 1881, d. a Apr 1930
Mother*Lydia Geyer b. c 1873, d. a Apr 1930
Census DateLocation
9 January 1920Beach, Golden Valley, North DakotaHenry Helm was listed as a son in Andrew Helm's household on the 1920 Census at Beach, Golden Valley, North Dakota.1
11 April 1930Beach, Golden Valley, North DakotaHenry Helm was listed as a son in Andrew Helm's household on the 1930 Census at Beach, Golden Valley, North Dakota.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED61. Dwelling 33.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17-1. Dwelling 232.

Ernest Helm

M, b. circa 1915
Father*Andrew Helm b. c 1881, d. a Apr 1930
Mother*Lydia Geyer b. c 1873, d. a Apr 1930
Census DateLocation
9 January 1920Beach, Golden Valley, North DakotaErnest Helm was listed as a son in Andrew Helm's household on the 1920 Census at Beach, Golden Valley, North Dakota.1
11 April 1930Beach, Golden Valley, North DakotaErnest Helm was listed as a son in Andrew Helm's household on the 1930 Census at Beach, Golden Valley, North Dakota.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED61. Dwelling 33.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17-1. Dwelling 232.

Vera Helm

F, b. circa 1921
Father*Andrew Helm b. c 1881, d. a Apr 1930
Mother*Lydia Geyer b. c 1873, d. a Apr 1930
Census DateLocation
11 April 1930Beach, Golden Valley, North DakotaVera Helm was listed as a daughter in Andrew Helm's household on the 1930 Census at Beach, Golden Valley, North Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17-1. Dwelling 232.

Henry Geyer

M, b. circa 1846
  • Henry Geyer was born circa 1846 at Germany.
Census DateLocation
11 April 1930Beach, Golden Valley, North DakotaHenry Geyer was listed as father-in-law in Andrew Helm's household on the 1930 Census at Beach, Golden Valley, North Dakota.1

Child of Henry Geyer

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17-1. Dwelling 232.

Hilmar B. Munkvold

M, b. 27 October 1888, d. 15 May 1972
Father*Oluf Eriksen Munkvold b. 1 Sep 1849, d. 29 Oct 1942
Mother*Marit Ingebrigtson b. 21 Jun 1855, d. 22 May 1922
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHilmar B. Munkvold was also known as Helmar.
Name VariationHilmar B. Munkvold was also known as H. B.
Name VariationHilmar B. Munkvold was also known as Hilmer.
     Hilmar B. Munkvold obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Beresford, Union, South Dakota.

Donald Schmidt

M
     Donald Schmidt lived in 1987 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.

John Adolph Pomerenke

M, b. 24 June 1916, d. 2 March 2006
Father*Wilhelm Pomerenke b. 14 Nov 1877, d. 17 Apr 1949
Mother*Ottelia Krause b. c 1882, d. 1922
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohn Adolph Pomerenke was also known as Johanes A.
  • John Adolph Pomerenke was born on 24 June 1916 at Eastern Township, Otter Tail, Minnesota.
  • He was the son of Wilhelm Pomerenke and Ottelia Krause.
  • John Adolph Pomerenke married Earleen Avis Abraham, daughter of Albert Oliver Abraham and Della Julia Anderson, on 21 December 1941 at Union, South Dakota, County of Residence: Douglas Post Office: Alexandria, Minnesota.1
    Marriage record of John A Pomerenke and Earleen Abraham 21 Dec 1941 Union county, SD
  • John Adolph Pomerenke and Earleen Avis Abraham were divorced on 24 February 1976 at Douglas, Minnesota.
  • John Adolph Pomerenke died on 2 March 2006 at at home, Miltona, Minnesota, at age 89 John A. Pomerenke, age 89, a lifelong resident of Miltona died peacefully at his home on Thursday, March 2, 2006.

    John A. Pomerenke was born on June 24, 1916, to Wilhelm and Ottolie (Krause) Pomerenke in Eastern Township, Otter Tail County, on the family farm. He was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie and confirmed at the former Svea Lutheran Church in Alexandria, currently known as Calvary Lutheran Church. Following the early death of his mother in 1922, the Jack Beheng family raised John from the age of ten until manhood. He attended country school District #36 in Douglas County. He was united in marriage to Earleen Abraham on December 21, 1941, at Brulick Creek Lutheran Church in Elk Point, South Dakota. Following their marriage, John served in the U.S. Army as a combat engineer from January 2, 1942 until October 23, 1945, in the countries of Algiers, Tunisia, Libya, Northern Africa, Sicily, South France, Italy and Austria. Following his honorable discharge as a Corporal, he received a good conduct metal and European African Metal with five Battle stars.

    John returned to the Miltona area and farmed until 1968, when he suffered injury to both shoulders, causing an early retirement from farming in 1969. He owned and operated Big Bad John’s Restaurant in Rose City from 1970 until 1998. Working for Cenex Seed Company for 47 years, he was their Minnesota State Sales Manager for 18 years. He was actively involved in initiating and serving on boards for many different cooperatives, local government and a variety of community activities in the towns of Miltona, Garfield, Alexandria, Wadena and Rose City. His involvement included serving as a former school board member of Rose City, Rose City Farmer’s Union Board, Rose City Jaycees, Rose City Sportsman’s Club, Spruce Hill Foundation & Threshing Board, Spruce Hill Town Board, Nine County Region Board, representing Douglas County Sheriff‘s Posse, Garfield Elevator Board, Farmer’s Union County Board, Production Credit Association Advisory Board in Alexandria, Alexandria Federal Credit Union Board, Alexandria Farmer’s Union Co-op Oil Co., Wadena Northern Company Board, Wadena Northern Co-op Service, and helped organize the Student Agriculture Education Board in Wadena.

    John was a member of Esther Lutheran Church, where he had served on its council. He was a member of the Miltona V.F.W. and the Eagle Bend American Legion. In his lifetime, John was able to vote for President of the United States, 12 different times. He enjoyed playing cards and visiting with the young and the old and was generous in helping those in need. Hunting and fishing in his spare time was an enjoyment for John.

    Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Gaylon, a grandson Troy, four brothers and six sisters. He is survived by a daughter Rosemary (and John) Biel of Fort Worth, Texas, two sons DuWayne Pomerenke of Eagle Bend and Craig Pomerenke of Hewitt, three grandchildren, a sister Olga Cline of Hermeston, Oregon, along with 34 nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 8th, at Esther Lutheran Church, Eastern Township, rural Parkers Prairie with Rev. Kenneth Thiele officiating. Music was provided by organist Inez Haase and vocalist Wendy Irons. Burial was at the church cemetery with full military honors.

    Pallbearers were Kevin Kern, Michael Schlosser, Tim Oberg, Brian Thorson, Darrell Randall and Eugene Arvidson.

    Arrangements were by Lind Family Funeral Service with chapels in Miltona and Parkers Prairie, www.lindfamilyfuneralservice.com.
Census DateLocation
10 January 1920Eastern, Otter Tail, MinnesotaJohn Adolph Pomerenke was listed as a son in Wilhelm Pomerenke's household on the 1920 Census at Eastern, Otter Tail, Minnesota.2
14 April 1930Carlos, Douglas, MinnesotaJohn Adolph Pomerenke was listed as a boarder with the John Beheng family on the 1930 Census at Carlos, Douglas, Minnesota.3
     John Adolph Pomerenke and Earleen Avis Abraham lived in 1964 at Parkers Prairie, Minnesota.

Child of John Adolph Pomerenke and Earleen Avis Abraham

Citations

  1. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED135. Dwelling 45.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED10. Dwelling 80.

Veryl Iris Abraham

F, b. 25 February 1931, d. 10 March 2009
Father*Albert Oliver Abraham b. 23 Aug 1890, d. 9 Nov 1964
Mother*Della Julia Anderson b. 8 Jan 1895, d. 8 Dec 1987
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Olsen.
  • Veryl Iris Abraham married Lester Olsen.
  • Veryl Iris Abraham was born on 25 February 1931.
  • She was the daughter of Albert Oliver Abraham and Della Julia Anderson.
  • Veryl Iris Abraham died on 10 March 2009 at age 78 Veryl Iris Olsen, 78, of Sioux City died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at Indian Hills Hospice Unit following a lengthy illness. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Friday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Burial will be at a later date in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
     Veryl Iris Abraham obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa; last residence Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa. She and Lester Olsen lived in 1964 at Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa. Veryl Iris Abraham and Lester Olsen lived in 1987 at Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa.

Lester Olsen

M, b. 26 January 1919, d. 10 February 2001
     Lester Olsen obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa. He and Veryl Iris Abraham lived in 1964 at Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa. Lester Olsen and Veryl Iris Abraham lived in 1987 at Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa.

Rosalie Glenora Abraham

F, b. 29 November 1934, d. 10 April 1996
Father*Albert Oliver Abraham b. 23 Aug 1890, d. 9 Nov 1964
Mother*Della Julia Anderson b. 8 Jan 1895, d. 8 Dec 1987
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name26 June 1954As of 26 June 1954,her married name was Shanker.
     Rosalie Glenora Abraham obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Beresford, Union, South Dakota. She and John Edward Shanker lived in 1964 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota. Rosalie Glenora Abraham lived in 1987 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S184] Beresford Republic Newspaper, Vol. 103, 1996 Apr 18.

John Edward Shanker

M, b. 3 April 1924, d. 2 February 1985
Father*John Henry Shanker b. 26 Aug 1883, d. 8 Mar 1947
Mother*Marie Agnes Gard b. c 1886
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohn Edward Shanker was also known as Ed.
Name VariationJohn Edward Shanker was also known as Edward.
Census DateLocation
22 April 1930Emmet, Union, South DakotaJohn Edward Shanker was listed as a son in John Henry Shanker's household on the 1930 Census at Emmet, Union, South Dakota.1
     John Edward Shanker and Rosalie Glenora Abraham lived in 1964 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED10. Dwelling 136.

Bertha Anderson

F, b. December 1899, d. after December 1987
Father*Albert G. Anderson b. Oct 1869, d. b 1910
Mother*Betsie Olson b. May 1871, d. a 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Nameafter 1925As of after 1925,her married name was Johnson.
  • Bertha Anderson was born in December 1899 at Iowa.
  • She was the daughter of Albert G. Anderson and Betsie Olson.
  • Bertha Anderson died after December 1987.
Census DateLocation
22 June 1900Garfield, Sioux, IowaBertha Anderson was listed as a daughter in Albert G. Anderson's household on the 1900 Census at Garfield, Sioux, Iowa.1
7 May 1910Richland, Union, South DakotaBertha Anderson was listed as a daughter in Betsie Olson's household on the 1910 Census at Richland, Union, South Dakota.2
1 January 1925Bertha Anderson and Marguerite Anderson appeared on the census, with her sister, as a servant of the Deloss P. Shull family of 1 January 1925.

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Garfield, Sioux, Iowa; Roll: T623_459; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 134.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ar: 1910; Census Place: Richland, Union, South Dakota; Roll: T624_1489; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0425; Image: 464; FHL Number: 1375502.