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 Belle 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 Belle 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

Frank L. Winders

M, b. 1887, d. 1951
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageFrank L. Winders married Rose Nutt.
Birth1887Frank L. Winders was born in 1887.
Death1951He died in 1951.

Children of Frank L. Winders and Rose Nutt

Rose Nutt

F, b. 1891, d. 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Winders.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRose Nutt married Frank L. Winders.
Birth1891Rose Nutt was born in 1891.
Death1920She died in 1920.

Children of Rose Nutt and Frank L. Winders

Helen L. Winders

F, b. 19 February 1919, d. 11 December 1988
Father*Frank L. Winders b. 1887, d. 1951
Mother*Rose Nutt b. 1891, d. 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Pfohl.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHelen L. Winders married Delbert H. Pfohl.
Birth19 February 1919Helen L. Winders was born on 19 February 1919.
She was the daughter of Frank L. Winders and Rose Nutt.
Death11 December 1988Helen L. Winders died on 11 December 1988 at age 69.

Delbert H. Pfohl

M, b. 13 December 1915, d. March 1978
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageDelbert H. Pfohl married Helen L. Winders, daughter of Frank L. Winders and Rose Nutt.
Birth13 December 1915Delbert H. Pfohl was born on 13 December 1915.
DeathMarch 1978He died in March 1978 at age 62.

Raymond L. Winders

M, b. 3 March 1909, d. 25 July 1993
Father*Frank L. Winders b. 1887, d. 1951
Mother*Rose Nutt b. 1891, d. 1920
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRaymond L. Winders married Dorothy E. Williams.
Birth3 March 1909Raymond L. Winders was born on 3 March 1909.
He was the son of Frank L. Winders and Rose Nutt.
Death25 July 1993Raymond L. Winders died on 25 July 1993 at age 84.

Dorothy E. Williams

F, b. 25 January 1910, d. 8 February 1998
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Winders.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageDorothy E. Williams married Raymond L. Winders, son of Frank L. Winders and Rose Nutt.
Birth25 January 1910Dorothy E. Williams was born on 25 January 1910.
Death8 February 1998She died on 8 February 1998 at age 88.

Charles H. Winders

M, b. 1 January 1911, d. 21 September 1982
Father*Frank L. Winders b. 1887, d. 1951
Mother*Rose Nutt b. 1891, d. 1920
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 January 1911Charles H. Winders was born on 1 January 1911.
He was the son of Frank L. Winders and Rose Nutt.
Death21 September 1982Charles H. Winders died on 21 September 1982 at age 71.

Frank J. Winders

M, b. 4 August 1916, d. 2 June 2019
Father*Frank L. Winders b. 1887, d. 1951
Mother*Rose Nutt b. 1891, d. 1920
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageFrank J. Winders married Elizabeth M. Peters.
Birth4 August 1916Frank J. Winders was born on 4 August 1916.
He was the son of Frank L. Winders and Rose Nutt.
Death2 June 2019Frank J. Winders died on 2 June 2019 at age 102 Frank J. Winders, age 102, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Stonehill Care Center, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Frank’s life, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, with Sr. Margaret Anne Kramer officiating. To celebrate Frank’s life, family and friends may visit from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Entombment will be in Linwood Cemetery Mausoleum, where military honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League.

Frank was born on August 4, 1916, in Dubuque, son of Frank J. and Rose (Nutt) Winders.

Frank was a proud lifelong resident of Dubuque who honorably served his country with the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Elizabeth M. “Betty” Peters, on July 2, 1937, in Dubuque and they celebrated 65+ years together before she was sadly called home on June 10, 2003. Frank was an active and long time member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, as well as a former member of the Eagles Club. He was a huge sports fan who enjoyed bowling in his younger days, as well as watching basketball and his beloved Chicago Cubs every chance he could. He also enjoyed sitting down around the card table for a spirited game of Euchre with friends and family. Above all Frank loved spending time with his family and traveling the country seeing the sights with Betty was one of his favorite activities. We are extremely grateful for the 102 years we have been blessed to have Frank here with us on this Earth, the changes he has seen in his lifetime are truly astonishing and we hope to all be as fortunate as he was. We will miss him dearly, but know that he is now happily reunited with all of his loved ones in Heaven, where he is free of the health issues that he has faced these past few months.

Those left to cherish Frank’s memory include

his only son,
John F. (Tina) Winders, East Dubuque, IL;

his grandchildren,
Kelli Peters, Scottsdale, AZ,
Angela (Dan) Maro, St. Donatus, IA
and Craig (Rachel) Winders, Avondale, AZ;

and his great-grandchildren,
Holli, Ashley, Hayden and Emily.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Winders; 2 sisters, Helen (Delbert) Pfohl and Gertrude (Ray) Schmerbach; 2 brothers, Raymond (Dorothy) Winders and Charles (Sylvia) Winders; and his special friend, Val Carew.

Elizabeth M. Peters

F, b. 27 August 1918, d. 10 June 2003
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Winders.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageElizabeth M. Peters married Frank J. Winders, son of Frank L. Winders and Rose Nutt.
Birth27 August 1918Elizabeth M. Peters was born on 27 August 1918.
Death10 June 2003She died on 10 June 2003 at age 84.

Kenneth F. Schmerbach

M, b. 20 September 1934, d. 24 July 2017
Father*Raymond M. Schmerbach b. 19 Jul 1911, d. 15 Feb 1987
Mother*Gertrude T. Winders b. 18 Jul 1913, d. 18 Jul 2006
Name TypeDateDescription
NicknameKenneth F. Schmerbach also went by the name of Kenny.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 September 1934Kenneth F. Schmerbach was born on 20 September 1934.
He was the son of Raymond M. Schmerbach and Gertrude T. Winders.
Death24 July 2017Kenneth F. Schmerbach died on 24 July 2017 at age 82 Kenneth F. “Kenny” Schmerbach, 82, of Guttenberg, IA, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 24, 2017, at home surrounded by his family.

A funeral service will held at noon on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory, 2595 Rockdale, Dubuque, with Deacon John Stierman officiating. Family and friends may visit after 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Kenny was born on September 20, 1934, in Dubuque, IA, the son of Ray and Gertrude (Winders) Schmerbach. He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School and was employed with John Deere Tractor Works for 38 years as a Tool and Die Maker. Kenny married Roberta J. “Tuffy” Downing on February 27, 1954, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dubuque, and together they shared over 63 wonderful years of marriage.

He loved snowmobiling, fishing, hunting and boating. Kenny was always quick to lend a hand and loved to help others with projects. Most importantly he loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

He is survived by his loving wife, Roberta “Tuffy”; sons, Kenneth Jr. (Fritz) Schmerbach, Rob (Beth) Schmerbach, Jim (Angie) Schmerbach, Don Schmerbach, David (Sara) Schmerbach; daughter, Debra (Bob) Richardson; siblings, Ann McClain, Ray “Buster” (Mary Jane) Schmerbach, Ralph “Skip” (Sally) Schmerbach, Rose (John) Mitchell, Mary (Ron) Walter and Dave (Penny) Schmerbach; brother-in-law Jim McInerney; sister-in-law Betty McPhail; grandchildren, Jason Richardson, Tanya (Tony) Lux, Jeff (Alysia) Schmerbach, Ellen (Mike) Hirsch, Megan, McKinzie, Amanda, Austin, Andrew, and Emma Schmerbach; great-grandchildren, Jacobe, Luke, and Bella Schmerbach, Joe and John Hirsch, and Kinnick Lux, and Owen Sudmeier.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Shirley Revenig and Marilyn McInerney; brother, Bob Schmerbach and a great-grandson, Derek Steven Hirsch; brothers-in-law Wayne McClain and Al Revenig, Gene Dowing.

Maria Holl

F, b. circa 1821
Father*Johannes Holl b. 1790, d. 12 Mar 1866
Mother*Margaret Maria Hengen b. 1791, d. 28 Dec 1864
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1821Maria Holl was born circa 1821 at Germany.
She was the daughter of Johannes Holl and Margaret Maria Hengen.

Catharina Holl

F, b. 17 March 1823
Father*Johannes Holl b. 1790, d. 12 Mar 1866
Mother*Margaret Maria Hengen b. 1791, d. 28 Dec 1864
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCatharina Holl was also known as Maria Catharina.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth17 March 1823Catharina Holl was born on 17 March 1823 at Germany.
She was the daughter of Johannes Holl and Margaret Maria Hengen.

Susanne Holl

F, b. 18 May 1829
Father*Johannes Holl b. 1790, d. 12 Mar 1866
Mother*Margaret Maria Hengen b. 1791, d. 28 Dec 1864
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1850As of before 1850,her married name was Elskamp.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 May 1829Susanne Holl was born on 18 May 1829 at Germany.
She was the daughter of Johannes Holl and Margaret Maria Hengen.
Marriagebefore 1850Susanne Holl married Bernard Elskamp before 1850.

Frank X. Holl

M, b. 24 April 1833, d. 15 March 1884
Father*Johannes Holl b. 1790, d. 12 Mar 1866
Mother*Margaret Maria Hengen b. 1791, d. 28 Dec 1864
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrank X. Holl was also known as Franciscus.
Name VariationFrank X. Holl was also known as Franz.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageFrank X. Holl married Gertrude (?).
Birth24 April 1833Frank X. Holl was born on 24 April 1833 at Germany also reported as 1835.
He was the son of Johannes Holl and Margaret Maria Hengen.
Death15 March 1884Frank X. Holl died on 15 March 1884 at Grant, Wisconsin, at age 50.

Gertrude (?)

F, b. 1847, d. 1937
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Holl.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageGertrude (?) married Frank X. Holl, son of Johannes Holl and Margaret Maria Hengen.
Birth1847Gertrude (?) was born in 1847.
Death1937She died in 1937.