Fred M. Kitch

M, b. 1879, d. 1969
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1879Fred M. Kitch was born in 1879.
Marriage1918He married Matilda Marie Volk, daughter of Adam Volk and Elizabeth Gelhaus, in 1918.
Death1969Fred M. Kitch died in 1969.

Bertha Theresa Volk

F, b. 19 April 1881, d. 9 April 1958
Father*Adam Volk b. 1852, d. 7 Jul 1891
Mother*Elizabeth Gelhaus b. 15 Jul 1856, d. 5 Jul 1938
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 April 1881Bertha Theresa Volk was born on 19 April 1881 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Adam Volk and Elizabeth Gelhaus.
Death9 April 1958Bertha Theresa Volk died on 9 April 1958 at Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 76.

Rosella Louise Volk

F, b. 12 December 1886, d. 22 September 1979
Father*Adam Volk b. 1852, d. 7 Jul 1891
Mother*Elizabeth Gelhaus b. 15 Jul 1856, d. 5 Jul 1938
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Derleth.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRosella Louise Volk married William Julius Derleth.
Birth12 December 1886Rosella Louise Volk was born on 12 December 1886 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Adam Volk and Elizabeth Gelhaus.
Death22 September 1979Rosella Louise Volk died on 22 September 1979 at Wisconsin at age 92.
  • Rosella Louise Volk witnessed the death of Elizabeth Gelhaus on 5 July 1938 at Sauk, Wisconsin; Elizabeth (Gelhaus) Volk obituary.

William Julius Derleth

M, b. 11 March 1883, d. 25 September 1965
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageWilliam Julius Derleth married Rosella Louise Volk, daughter of Adam Volk and Elizabeth Gelhaus.
Birth11 March 1883William Julius Derleth was born on 11 March 1883.
Death25 September 1965He died on 25 September 1965 at age 82.

John Adam Volk

M, b. 11 July 1884
Father*Adam Volk b. 1852, d. 7 Jul 1891
Mother*Elizabeth Gelhaus b. 15 Jul 1856, d. 5 Jul 1938
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 July 1884John Adam Volk was born on 11 July 1884 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Adam Volk and Elizabeth Gelhaus.

Ella Volk

F, b. January 1883
Father*Adam Volk b. 1852, d. 7 Jul 1891
Mother*Elizabeth Gelhaus b. 15 Jul 1856, d. 5 Jul 1938
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElla Volk was also known as Ellie.
Married NameHer married name was Newman.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageElla Volk married August Newman.
BirthJanuary 1883Ella Volk was born in January 1883 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Adam Volk and Elizabeth Gelhaus.
Census DateLocationDescription
18 June 1900Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinElla Volk was listed as a servant in Anthony Hutter's household on the 1900 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED134. Dwelling 153.

August Newman

M, b. circa 1877
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAugust Newman married Ella Volk, daughter of Adam Volk and Elizabeth Gelhaus.
Birthcirca 1877August Newman was born circa 1877 at Wisconsin.

Herbert Elmer Clemence

M, b. 10 September 1908, d. 2 June 1997
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 September 1908Herbert Elmer Clemence was born on 10 September 1908 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio.
Marriage27 February 1936He married Dorothy Alice Williams, daughter of Arthur Benjamin Williams and Bessie Alice McClain, on 27 February 1936 at Cuyahoga, Ohio, Marriage record of Herbert E Clemence and Dorothy Alice Williams.
Marriage record of Herbert E Clemence and Dorothy Alice Williams 27 Feb 1936 Cuyahoga county, Ohio
Death2 June 1997Herbert Elmer Clemence died on 2 June 1997 at Marion, Florida, at age 88.
Burialafter 2 June 1997He was buried after 2 June 1997 at Candler Cemetery, Candler, Marion, Florida.

Child of Herbert Elmer Clemence and Dorothy Alice Williams

Virginia Clemence

F, b. 26 December 1941, d. 3 June 2019
Father*Herbert Elmer Clemence b. 10 Sep 1908, d. 2 Jun 1997
Mother*Dorothy Alice Williams b. 12 Mar 1911, d. 6 Nov 1988
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationVirginia Clemence was also known as Jean.
Married Name12 October 1963As of 12 October 1963,her married name was Gesdorf.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth26 December 1941Virginia Clemence was born on 26 December 1941 at Ohio.
She was the daughter of Herbert Elmer Clemence and Dorothy Alice Williams.
Marriage12 October 1963Virginia Clemence married Donald Gesdorf on 12 October 1963.
Death3 June 2019Virginia Clemence died on 3 June 2019 at age 77 Virginia “Jean” Gesdorf, age 77, of Madison, passed away at home surrounded by family after a brief and unexpected battle with cancer, Monday, June 3, 2019.

Jean was born on Dec. 26, 1941, to Dorothy (Williams) and Herbert Clemence in Cleveland. She married Donald Gesdorf on Oct. 12, 1963.
Jean was a real estate agent for 28 years. Before that, she worked for the Madison Board of Education. Jean was active in the community. She was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and her strong faith was a wonderful example for all to see. Jean will be remembered for her great sense of humor and her love of life. She was a true angel, and she will be so dearly missed.
Jean is survived by her husband, Donald, of 55 years; children, Christine (Paul) Ciupa, Cathryn (Tony) Helton, Laurie (Paul) Kyser; grandchildren, D.J., Haley, William, Thomas, and John; sister, Nancy Mooney; niece, Melissa Batterbee; and nephew, Rick (Debbie) Mooney. Jean is preceded in death by her parents, and brother-in-law Russell Mooney.
Funeral Service was 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6345 Chapel Rd., Madison, OH. Final Resting Place will be North Madison Cemetery.
Burialafter 3 June 2019She was buried after 3 June 2019 at North Madison Cemetery, North Madison, Lake, Ohio.

Donald Gesdorf

M
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage12 October 1963Donald Gesdorf married Virginia Clemence, daughter of Herbert Elmer Clemence and Dorothy Alice Williams, on 12 October 1963.

Russell Mooney

M

Addie Belle Greene

F, b. 2 July 1919, d. 9 December 1943
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name23 June 1941As of 23 June 1941,her married name was Williams.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth2 July 1919Addie Belle Greene was born on 2 July 1919 at Oklahoma.
Marriage23 June 1941She married Mack Charles Williams, son of Arthur Benjamin Williams and Bessie Alice McClain, on 23 June 1941 at Hillsborough, Florida.
Death9 December 1943Addie Belle Greene died on 9 December 1943 at age 24.
Burialafter 9 December 1943She was buried after 9 December 1943 at Pinecrest Memorial Park and Garden Mausoleum, Alexander, Saline, Arkansas.
  • Addie Belle Greene and Mack Charles Williams lived in 1943 at Quincy, Massachusetts, his occupation: United States Navy.

(?) Berge

M
Life EventDateDescription
Divorcebefore 1952(?) Berge and Florence Adeline McClain were divorced before 1952.
Marriagebefore 1952(?) Berge married Florence Adeline McClain, daughter of John Edward McClain and Margaret Bigford, before 1952.

Leonard Earl Block

M, b. circa 1904
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLeonard Earl Block was also known as Jerome Earl.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1904Leonard Earl Block was born circa 1904.
Marriage2 January 1922He married Ruby Josephine Houston, daughter of Albert Houston and Alice Josephine Meader, on 2 January 1922 at 1st marriage for both, Lawrence, South Dakota.
Divorcebefore 1926Leonard Earl Block and Ruby Josephine Houston were divorced before 1926.

Willard Byron Gralapp Sr.

M, b. 10 November 1900, d. 21 January 1980
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 November 1900Willard Byron Gralapp Sr. was born on 10 November 1900.
Marriage12 June 1926He married Ruby Josephine Houston, daughter of Albert Houston and Alice Josephine Meader, on 12 June 1926 at Buffalo, South Dakota.
Divorcebefore November 1929Willard Byron Gralapp Sr. and Ruby Josephine Houston were divorced before November 1929.
Death21 January 1980Willard Byron Gralapp Sr. died on 21 January 1980 at age 79.

Catherine Burns

F, b. circa 1801, d. 1861
Father*Conrad Burns II
Mother*Sarah Chester b. 1775, d. 1837
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCatherine Burns was also known as Katherine.
Married Namebefore 1820As of before 1820,her married name was Vaughan.
Married Nameafter 1841As of after 1841,her married name was Prentice.
Married Nameafter 1841As of after 1841,her married name was Prentiss.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1801Catherine Burns was born circa 1801 at North Carolina.
She was the daughter of Conrad Burns II and Sarah Chester.
Marriagebefore 1820Catherine Burns married Payton Vaughan before 1820 at North Carolina.
Marriageafter 1841Catherine Burns married Louis Prentiss after 1841.
Death1861Catherine Burns died in 1861 at Sinnipee, Grant, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocationDescription
1850Eastern District, Grant, WisconsinCatherine Burns was listed in Louis Prentiss's household on the 1850 Census at Eastern District, Grant, Wisconsin.1
1860Hazel Green, Grant, WisconsinCatherine Burns was listed in Louis Prentiss's household on the 1860 Census at Hazel Green, Grant, Wisconsin; household also includes Henry Burns, age 12.2
  • Early history of old Sinipee town, Grant county, Wisconsin, and story of Catherine (Burns) Vaughan and Payton Vaughan.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald March 11, 1906 - Early history of old Sinipee town with mention of Edward Brookes Thurtell and Amy Burns
  • Catherine Burns witnessed the marriage of Edward Brookes Thurtell and Amy Burns on 19 November 1841 at Vaughan Home, Sinipee, Grant, Wisconsin; listed as Emma Burns.3,4

Children of Catherine Burns and Payton Vaughan

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1850; Census Place: Eastern District, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: M432_998; Page: 138B; Image: 191.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1860; Census Place: Hazel Green, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: M653_1409; Page: 314; Family History Library Film: 805409.
  3. [S169] Wisconsin, The earliest volume of the Grant County, WI, marriage index shows Edward Thurtle was married does not show the volume or page number.
  4. [S5] Wisconsin, Wisconsin Marriages, 1835-1900.

Payton Vaughan

M, b. before 1802, d. circa 1841
Life EventDateDescription
Birthbefore 1802Payton Vaughan was born before 1802 at North Carolina.
Marriagebefore 1820He married Catherine Burns, daughter of Conrad Burns II and Sarah Chester, before 1820 at North Carolina.
Deathcirca 1841Payton Vaughan died circa 1841.
Probate25 February 1841His estate was probated on 25 February 1841 at Grant, Wisconsin.
  • Early history of old Sinipee town, Grant county, Wisconsin, and story of Catherine (Burns) Vaughan and Payton Vaughan.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald March 11, 1906 - Early history of old Sinipee town with mention of Edward Brookes Thurtell and Amy Burns
  • Payton Vaughan witnessed the marriage of Edward Brookes Thurtell and Amy Burns on 19 November 1841 at Vaughan Home, Sinipee, Grant, Wisconsin; listed as Emma Burns.1,2

Children of Payton Vaughan and Catherine Burns

Citations

  1. [S169] Wisconsin, The earliest volume of the Grant County, WI, marriage index shows Edward Thurtle was married does not show the volume or page number.
  2. [S5] Wisconsin, Wisconsin Marriages, 1835-1900.

Glendower Vaughan

M, b. 1829
Father*Payton Vaughan b. b 1802, d. c 1841
Mother*Catherine Burns b. c 1801, d. 1861
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1829Glendower Vaughan was born in 1829.
He was the son of Payton Vaughan and Catherine Burns.

Louis Prentiss

M, b. circa 1815
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLouis Prentiss was also known as Prentice.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1815Louis Prentiss was born circa 1815 at Maine also reported as circa 1804 New York.
Marriageafter 1841He married Catherine Burns, daughter of Conrad Burns II and Sarah Chester, after 1841.
Census DateLocationDescription
1850Eastern District, Grant, WisconsinLouis Prentiss was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Eastern District, Grant, Wisconsin.1
1860Hazel Green, Grant, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Hazel Green, Grant, Wisconsin, household also includes Henry Burns, age 12.2

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1850; Census Place: Eastern District, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: M432_998; Page: 138B; Image: 191.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1860; Census Place: Hazel Green, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: M653_1409; Page: 314; Family History Library Film: 805409.

Harriet Vaughan

F, b. circa 1837
Father*Payton Vaughan b. b 1802, d. c 1841
Mother*Catherine Burns b. c 1801, d. 1861
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1837Harriet Vaughan was born circa 1837 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Payton Vaughan and Catherine Burns.
Census DateLocationDescription
1850Eastern District, Grant, WisconsinHarriet Vaughan was listed in Louis Prentiss's household on the 1850 Census at Eastern District, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1850; Census Place: Eastern District, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: M432_998; Page: 138B; Image: 191.

Huldah Warren

F, b. before 1830
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name9 May 1847As of 9 May 1847,her married name was Burns.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthbefore 1830Huldah Warren was born before 1830.
Marriage9 May 1847She married Conrad Burns III, son of Conrad Burns II and Sarah Chester, on 9 May 1847 at Grant, Wisconsin.

Melvin L. Kambak

M, b. 20 March 1897, d. 6 November 1979
Father*Christian Olaussen Kambak b. 21 Dec 1870, d. 4 May 1953
Mother*Maria Hansene Aune b. 20 Jan 1877, d. 5 Jun 1948
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMelvin L. Kambak married Edith Shubeck.
Birth20 March 1897Melvin L. Kambak was born on 20 March 1897 at South Dakota.
He was the son of Christian Olaussen Kambak and Maria Hansene Aune.
Death6 November 1979Melvin L. Kambak died on 6 November 1979 at age 82.

Children of Melvin L. Kambak and Edith Shubeck

Francis Christian Koopman

M, b. 5 July 1921, d. 15 May 2013
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 July 1921Francis Christian Koopman was born on 5 July 1921 at South Dakota.
Death15 May 2013He died on 15 May 2013 at age 91.

Edith Shubeck

F, b. 25 December 1899, d. 10 August 1992
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Kambak.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageEdith Shubeck married Melvin L. Kambak, son of Christian Olaussen Kambak and Maria Hansene Aune.
Birth25 December 1899Edith Shubeck was born on 25 December 1899 at South Dakota.
Death10 August 1992She died on 10 August 1992 at age 92.

Children of Edith Shubeck and Melvin L. Kambak

Violet Lorraine Kambak

F, b. 2 March 1926, d. 21 October 2006
Father*Melvin L. Kambak b. 20 Mar 1897, d. 6 Nov 1979
Mother*Edith Shubeck b. 25 Dec 1899, d. 10 Aug 1992
Life EventDateDescription
Birth2 March 1926Violet Lorraine Kambak was born on 2 March 1926 at South Dakota.
She was the daughter of Melvin L. Kambak and Edith Shubeck.
Death21 October 2006Violet Lorraine Kambak died on 21 October 2006 at age 80 Violet L. Kambak, 80, lifelong resident of Rapid City, died Saturday Oct. 21, 2006 at Beverly Healthcare Black Hills.

Violet was born March 2, 1926 to Melvin L. and Edith (Shubeck) Kambak in Rapid City where she grew up and graduated from Rapid City High school in 1945. She enjoyed touring the hills.

Violet is survived by 2 sisters, Florence Koopman, Dallas, GA and Arlene Conrad, Noble, OK. She is preceded in death by her parents and 1 sister, Mary E. Gabert in 1995.

Mary Eileen Kambak

F, b. 8 May 1924, d. 25 February 1995
Father*Melvin L. Kambak b. 20 Mar 1897, d. 6 Nov 1979
Mother*Edith Shubeck b. 25 Dec 1899, d. 10 Aug 1992
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Gabert.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMary Eileen Kambak married Willard John Gabert.
Birth8 May 1924Mary Eileen Kambak was born on 8 May 1924 at South Dakota.
She was the daughter of Melvin L. Kambak and Edith Shubeck.
Death25 February 1995Mary Eileen Kambak died on 25 February 1995 at age 70.

Willard John Gabert

M, b. 24 December 1929, d. 22 July 2017
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWillard John Gabert was also known as Bill.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageWillard John Gabert married Mary Eileen Kambak, daughter of Melvin L. Kambak and Edith Shubeck.
Birth24 December 1929Willard John Gabert was born on 24 December 1929.
Death22 July 2017He died on 22 July 2017 at age 87.

Arlene Kambak

F, b. 23 May 1936, d. 7 August 2018
Father*Melvin L. Kambak b. 20 Mar 1897, d. 6 Nov 1979
Mother*Edith Shubeck b. 25 Dec 1899, d. 10 Aug 1992
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Conrad.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageArlene Kambak married Harrison Robert Conrad.
Birth23 May 1936Arlene Kambak was born on 23 May 1936 at South Dakota.
She was the daughter of Melvin L. Kambak and Edith Shubeck.
Death7 August 2018Arlene Kambak died on 7 August 2018 at age 82.

Harrison Robert Conrad

M, b. 1 February 1922, d. 10 April 1985
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHarrison Robert Conrad married Arlene Kambak, daughter of Melvin L. Kambak and Edith Shubeck.
Birth1 February 1922Harrison Robert Conrad was born on 1 February 1922.
Death10 April 1985He died on 10 April 1985 at age 63.

Gertrude T. Winders

F, b. 18 July 1913, d. 18 July 2006
Father*Frank L. Winders b. 1887, d. 1951
Mother*Rose Nutt b. 1891, d. 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name3 July 1930As of 3 July 1930,her married name was Schmerbach.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 July 1913Gertrude T. Winders was born on 18 July 1913.
She was the daughter of Frank L. Winders and Rose Nutt.
Marriage3 July 1930Gertrude T. Winders married Raymond M. Schmerbach on 3 July 1930.
Death18 July 2006Gertrude T. Winders died on 18 July 2006 at age 93 Gertrude T. Schmerbach, 93, of 2432 Queen St., died at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with the Rev. Mark Nemmers officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road, where there will be a wake service at 3 p.m.

She was born on July 18, 1913, in Dubuque, daughter of Frank and Rose (Nutt) Winders. She married Raymond Schmerbach Sr. on July 3, 1930, at St. Raphael's Cathedral.

She was a wonderful wife and mother. She devoted her life to her husband and raising 10 children, as well as all the grandchildren that came along later.

She was a former member of the Eagles Club Auxiliary.

Gertrude loved to cook and bake, especially her famous cookies.

Surviving are seven children, Kenneth (Roberta) Schmerbach, of Guttenberg, Iowa, Raymond (Mary Jane) Schmerbach Jr., Ralph (Sally) Schmerbach, Dave (Penny) Schmerbach, Ann (Wayne) McClain and Rosie (John) Mitchell, all of Dubuque, and Mary (Ron) Walter, of Edgerton, Wis; sons and daughters-in-law, James McInerney, A.J. Revenig and Betty McPhail; 36 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; and a bro- ther, Frank Winders, of Dubuque.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond; two daughters, Shirley and Marilyn; a son, Robert; a sister, Helen; and two brothers, Ray and Charles.

Children of Gertrude T. Winders and Raymond M. Schmerbach