Melbourne E. Cowles

M, b. 13 April 1914, d. 4 December 2005
Father*Eddie M. Cowles d. b Dec 2005
Mother*Lillian E. Reynolds d. b Dec 2005
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMelbourne E. Cowles was also known as Mel.
  • Melbourne E. Cowles was born on 13 April 1914 at Stockton, Illinois.
  • He was the son of Eddie M. Cowles and Lillian E. Reynolds.
  • Melbourne E. Cowles married Lucia Gehrke, daughter of John N. Gehrke and Wilhelmina Minnie Bose, on 25 December 1936 at Stratton.
  • Melbourne E. Cowles died on 4 December 2005 at Mountain Meadows Nursing Center at age 91 Melbourne E. "Mel" Cowles, 91, of Monte Vista, formerly of Weld County, died Sunday, Dec. 4, at Mountain Meadows Nursing Center.

    He was born April 13, 1914, in Stockton, Ill. to Eddie M. and Lillian E. (Reynolds) Cowles.

    The Cowles family moved from Stockton to Maquoketa, Iowa, and subsequently to Platteville, Wis., where they bought and operated a photographic studio.

    He graduated from high school in Platteville, Wis., in 1932, ranked third in a class of 200. He went to Platteville State Teachers College, now the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and earned a bachelor's degree in 1936.

    On Dec. 25, 1936, he married Lucia (Sally) Gehrke in Stratton.

    After returning from the Navy in 1946, he earned a master's degree from Colorado State College of Education, now the University of Northern Colorado, in Greeley. He was a member of Lambda Sigma Tau and Phi Delta Kappa.

    Mr. Cowles taught in the public schools in Seibert, Willard, Greeley, Estes Park and Fort Lupton and in Dodgeville, Wis.

    After leaving teaching, Mr. Cowles worked at Greeley Gas Co. He retired from Greeley Gas in 1979 as assistant manager, followed by 20 years as a volunteer at North Colorado Medical Center. He was active in civic affairs, Jaycees and Gloria Christi Lutheran Church.

    Survivors include his wife, Sally Cowles of Monte Vista; a son, Paul Cowles and wife Garienan of Creede; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Mary Cowles.

    Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Gloria Christi. A private inurnment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley.

    Contributions may be made to the Gloria Christi Lutheran Church Building Fund in care of Stoddard Funeral Home.

Soloman Scheierman

M, b. 9 August 1906, d. May 1979
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationSoloman Scheierman was also known as Sam.
Census DateLocation
3 April 1930Greeley, Weld, ColoradoSoloman Scheierman was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Greeley, Weld, Colorado.1
     Soloman Scheierman obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Sutton, Clay, Nebraska.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED62-102. Dwelling 66-70.

Letha Shaw

F, b. 30 March 1890, d. 5 January 1922
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLetha Shaw was also known as Lina.
Married Namebefore 1916As of before 1916,her married name was Gehrke.
Census DateLocation
7 January 1920Elk Grove, Lafayette, WisconsinLetha Shaw was listed as wife in Herman John Gehrke's household on the 1920 Census at Elk Grove, Lafayette, Wisconsin.1

Children of Letha Shaw and Herman John Gehrke

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED178. Dwelling 21.

Alice Gehrke

F, b. 23 March 1915, d. 2 September 2002
Father*Herman John Gehrke b. 27 Oct 1888, d. 28 Apr 1930
Mother*Letha Shaw b. 30 Mar 1890, d. 5 Jan 1922
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name3 January 1949As of 3 January 1949,her married name was McQuillan.
Census DateLocation
7 January 1920Elk Grove, Lafayette, WisconsinAlice Gehrke was listed as a daughter in Herman John Gehrke's household on the 1920 Census at Elk Grove, Lafayette, Wisconsin.1
1930Grant, WisconsinAlice Gehrke was listed as a daughter in Herman John Gehrke's household on the 1930 Census at Grant, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED178. Dwelling 21.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com.

Cleo Lorene Gehrke

F, b. 1916, d. 13 July 1994
Cleo L Gehrke 1937 senior portrait State Teachers College, Platteville, Grant, WI
Cleo Lorene (Gehrke) DuBois
Father*Herman John Gehrke b. 27 Oct 1888, d. 28 Apr 1930
Mother*Letha Shaw b. 30 Mar 1890, d. 5 Jan 1922
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name28 January 1943As of 28 January 1943,her married name was DuBois.
  • Cleo Lorene Gehrke was born in 1916 at Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Herman John Gehrke and Letha Shaw.
  • Cleo Lorene Gehrke married Charles Frederick DuBois on 28 January 1943.
  • Cleo Lorene Gehrke died on 13 July 1994 Cleo Lorene (Gehrke) DuBois obituary.
    Madison Wisconsin State Journal July 17, 1994 - Cleo Lorene (Gehrke) DuBois obituary
  • She was buried after 13 July 1994 at Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocation
7 January 1920Elk Grove, Lafayette, WisconsinCleo Lorene Gehrke was listed as a daughter in Herman John Gehrke's household on the 1920 Census at Elk Grove, Lafayette, Wisconsin.1
1930Grant, WisconsinCleo Lorene Gehrke was listed as a daughter in Herman John Gehrke's household on the 1930 Census at Grant, Wisconsin.2
     Cleo Lorene Gehrke and Jeannette Lenice Gehrke lived in 1936 at 318 N. Bonson St., Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, property owner Mrs. Charles Shaw. Cleo Lorene Gehrke graduated in 1937 at State Teachers College, Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin.

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED178. Dwelling 21.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com.

Jeannette Lenice Gehrke

F, b. 1918, d. 1992
Jeanette Gehrke 1938 senior portrait State Teachers College, Platteville, Grant, WI
Father*Herman John Gehrke b. 27 Oct 1888, d. 28 Apr 1930
Mother*Letha Shaw b. 30 Mar 1890, d. 5 Jan 1922
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJeannette Lenice Gehrke was also known as Janett.
Name VariationJeannette Lenice Gehrke was also known as Jeanette L.
Married Nameafter 1938As of after 1938,her married name was Rundell.
Census DateLocation
7 January 1920Elk Grove, Lafayette, WisconsinJeannette Lenice Gehrke was listed as a daughter in Herman John Gehrke's household on the 1920 Census at Elk Grove, Lafayette, Wisconsin.1
1930Grant, WisconsinJeannette Lenice Gehrke was listed as a daughter in Herman John Gehrke's household on the 1930 Census at Grant, Wisconsin.2
     Jeannette Lenice Gehrke and Cleo Lorene Gehrke lived in 1936 at 318 N. Bonson St., Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, property owner Mrs. Charles Shaw. Jeannette Lenice Gehrke graduated in 1938 at State Teachers College, Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin.

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED178. Dwelling 21.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com.

Amzie Hill

M, b. 29 September 1876
Father*Frank Hill b. 29 Jan 1852, d. 1942
Mother*Ellen Fenner b. 14 Aug 1857
  • Amzie Hill was born on 29 September 1876 at Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania.
  • He was the son of Frank Hill and Ellen Fenner.
Census DateLocation
1880East Stroudsburg, Monroe, PennsylvaniaAmzie Hill was listed as a son in Frank Hill's household on the 1880 Census at East Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1157 Page Number 250B.

Anna A. Hill

F, b. 15 December 1879
Father*Frank Hill b. 29 Jan 1852, d. 1942
Mother*Ellen Fenner b. 14 Aug 1857
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna A. Hill was also known as Annie.
  • Anna A. Hill was born on 15 December 1879 at Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania.
  • She was the daughter of Frank Hill and Ellen Fenner.
Census DateLocation
1880East Stroudsburg, Monroe, PennsylvaniaAnna A. Hill was listed as a daughter in Frank Hill's household on the 1880 Census at East Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1157 Page Number 250B.

Charles Hill

M, b. 4 July 1882
Father*Frank Hill b. 29 Jan 1852, d. 1942
Mother*Ellen Fenner b. 14 Aug 1857
  • Charles Hill was born on 4 July 1882 at Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania.
  • He was the son of Frank Hill and Ellen Fenner.

Sarah Hill

F, b. 1 November 1886
Father*Frank Hill b. 29 Jan 1852, d. 1942
Mother*Ellen Fenner b. 14 Aug 1857
  • Sarah Hill was born on 1 November 1886 at Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania.
  • She was the daughter of Frank Hill and Ellen Fenner.

Mary Fenner

F, b. 8 June 1860, d. 24 January 1903
Father*John B. Fenner b. 14 Dec 1833, d. 19 May 1904
Mother*Sarah VanScoten b. 11 Jul 1839
  • Mary Fenner was born on 8 June 1860 at East Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania.
  • She was the daughter of John B. Fenner and Sarah VanScoten.
  • Mary Fenner died on 24 January 1903 at age 42.
Census DateLocation
1880East Stroudsburg, Monroe, PennsylvaniaMary Fenner was listed as a daughter in John B. Fenner's household on the 1880 Census at East Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1157 Page Number 250B.

Archie Fenner

M, b. 17 April 1869
Father*John B. Fenner b. 14 Dec 1833, d. 19 May 1904
Mother*Sarah VanScoten b. 11 Jul 1839
Census DateLocation
1880East Stroudsburg, Monroe, PennsylvaniaArchie Fenner was listed as a son in John B. Fenner's household on the 1880 Census at East Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1157 Page Number 250B.

Rose Fenner

F, b. 9 September 1877
Father*John B. Fenner b. 14 Dec 1833, d. 19 May 1904
Mother*Sarah VanScoten b. 11 Jul 1839
Census DateLocation
1880East Stroudsburg, Monroe, PennsylvaniaRose Fenner was listed as a daughter in John B. Fenner's household on the 1880 Census at East Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1157 Page Number 250B.

John VanScoten

M

Children of John VanScoten and Susan Mann

Susan Mann

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was VanScoten.

Children of Susan Mann and John VanScoten

Charles Fenner

M, b. circa 1867
Father*John B. Fenner b. 14 Dec 1833, d. 19 May 1904
Mother*Sarah VanScoten b. 11 Jul 1839
Census DateLocation
1880East Stroudsburg, Monroe, PennsylvaniaCharles Fenner was listed as a son in John B. Fenner's household on the 1880 Census at East Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1157 Page Number 250B.

Nettie Fenner

F, b. circa 1874
Father*John B. Fenner b. 14 Dec 1833, d. 19 May 1904
Mother*Sarah VanScoten b. 11 Jul 1839
Census DateLocation
1880East Stroudsburg, Monroe, PennsylvaniaNettie Fenner was listed as a daughter in John B. Fenner's household on the 1880 Census at East Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1157 Page Number 250B.

Ferdinand John Heinrich Mittlesteadt

M, b. 15 October 1834, d. 23 February 1922
Father*John Mittlesteadt
Mother*Charlotte (?)
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFerdinand John Heinrich Mittlesteadt was also known as Mittelsteadt.
  • Ferdinand John Heinrich Mittlesteadt was born on 15 October 1834 at Prussia.
  • He was the son of John Mittlesteadt and Charlotte (?).
  • Ferdinand John Heinrich Mittlesteadt married Wilhelmine Ziech circa 1855.
  • Ferdinand John Heinrich Mittlesteadt died on 23 February 1922 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 87.
  • He was buried on 26 February 1922 at St John Lutheran Church, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocation
1880Winfield, Sauk, WisconsinFerdinand John Heinrich Mittlesteadt was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Winfield, Sauk, Wisconsin, surname listed as Middlesidt.
7 June 1900Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1910Winfield, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as father in Frank Mittlesteadt's household on the 1910 Census at Winfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
     Ferdinand John Heinrich Mittlesteadt immigrated on 12 June 1869 also reported as 1868.

Children of Ferdinand John Heinrich Mittlesteadt and Wilhelmine Ziech

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll T623_1816; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 132.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Winfield, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1736; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 111; Image: 794.

George Marsh

M

Child of George Marsh

Jacob Marsh

M, b. 1784
Father*Abram Marsh b. 1 Jan 1760, d. 1 Jan 1847
Mother*Elizabeth Dreisbach b. 29 Aug 1762, d. 24 Oct 1833

Simon Dreisbach

M

Child of Simon Dreisbach and Maria Dorthea Dies

Maria Dorthea Dies

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Dreisbach.

Child of Maria Dorthea Dies and Simon Dreisbach

Johann Nicholas Hower

M, b. 6 February 1750, d. 14 February 1829
  • Johann Nicholas Hower married Elizabeth Dreisbach, daughter of Simon Dreisbach and Maria Dorthea Dies.
  • Johann Nicholas Hower was born on 6 February 1750 at Albany Township, Berks, Pennsylvania.
  • He died on 14 February 1829 at Northampton, Pennsylvania, at age 79.

Moses VanScoten

M, b. circa 1840
Father*John VanScoten
Mother*Susan Mann
Census DateLocation
20 June 1860Smithfield, Monroe, PennsylvaniaMoses VanScoten was listed in John B. Fenner's household on the 1860 Census at Smithfield, Monroe, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 62. Dwelling 423.

James Dixon

M, b. circa 1815, d. before 1870
Father*Jeptha Dixon b. 11 Mar 1779, d. 20 Dec 1860
Census DateLocation
28 October 1850Gillead, Calhoun, IllinoisJames Dixon was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Gillead, Calhoun, Illinois.1

Children of James Dixon and Nancy Ann Fenner

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 319. Dwelling 7.

Anna A. Dixon

F, b. 1847
Father*James Dixon b. c 1815, d. b 1870
Mother*Nancy Ann Fenner b. 15 Dec 1817, d. 20 Jun 1903
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna A. Dixon was also known as Emma.
Married Name8 March 1866As of 8 March 1866,her married name was Bellamy.1
Census DateLocation
28 October 1850Gillead, Calhoun, IllinoisAnna A. Dixon was listed in James Dixon's household on the 1850 Census at Gillead, Calhoun, Illinois.2
14 July 1870Gilead, Calhoun, IllinoisAnna A. Dixon was listed in George Bellamy's household on the 1870 Census at Gilead, Calhoun, Illinois; living next door to Jacob Dixon.3
1880Richwoods, Calhoun, IllinoisAnna A. Dixon was listed as wife in George Bellamy's household on the 1880 Census at Richwoods, Calhoun, Illinois.4

Children of Anna A. Dixon and George Bellamy

Citations

  1. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Vol 2/ page 201.
  2. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 319. Dwelling 7.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 7. Dwelling 49.
  4. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0178 Page Number 444D.

Francis Dixon

M, b. January 1844
Father*James Dixon b. c 1815, d. b 1870
Mother*Nancy Ann Fenner b. 15 Dec 1817, d. 20 Jun 1903
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrancis Dixon was also known as Frank.
Census DateLocation
28 October 1850Gillead, Calhoun, IllinoisFrancis Dixon was listed in James Dixon's household on the 1850 Census at Gillead, Calhoun, Illinois.2
1880Gilead, Calhoun, IllinoisFrancis Dixon was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Gilead, Calhoun, Illinois.3
23 June 1900Gilead, Calhoun, IllinoisHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Gilead, Calhoun, Illinois.4

Citations

  1. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Vol 4/ page 197 license 128.
  2. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 319. Dwelling 7.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0178 Page Number 419C.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED3. Dwelling 309.

Nancy Ann Fenner

F, b. 15 December 1817, d. 20 June 1903
Father*Jacob Fenner b. 13 Jan 1788, d. b 1850
Mother*Elizabeth Levica Marsh b. 4 Oct 1787, d. b 1850
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Dixon.
  • Nancy Ann Fenner married James Dixon, son of Jeptha Dixon.
  • Nancy Ann Fenner was born on 15 December 1817 at Missouri.
  • She was the daughter of Jacob Fenner and Elizabeth Levica Marsh.
  • Nancy Ann Fenner died on 20 June 1903 at age 85.
  • She was buried after 20 June 1903 at Dixon Cemetery, Calhoun, Illinois.
Census DateLocation
28 October 1850Gillead, Calhoun, IllinoisNancy Ann Fenner was listed in James Dixon's household on the 1850 Census at Gillead, Calhoun, Illinois.1
14 July 1870Gilead, Calhoun, IllinoisNancy Ann Fenner was listed in Jacob L. Dixon's household on the 1870 Census at Gilead, Calhoun, Illinois; living next door to George Bellamy.2
7 June 1880Gilead, Calhoun, IllinoisNancy Ann Fenner was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Gilead, Calhoun, Illinois, living next door to Jacob Dixon.3

Children of Nancy Ann Fenner and James Dixon

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 319. Dwelling 7.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 7. Dwelling 50.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0178 Page Number 421C.

Jacob L. Dixon

M, b. 6 April 1840, d. 19 February 1901
Father*James Dixon b. c 1815, d. b 1870
Mother*Nancy Ann Fenner b. 15 Dec 1817, d. 20 Jun 1903
  • Jacob L. Dixon was born on 6 April 1840 at Illinois.
  • He was the son of James Dixon and Nancy Ann Fenner.
  • Jacob L. Dixon married Susan Amilda Stone on 13 January 1871 at Calhoun, Illinois.1
  • Jacob L. Dixon died on 19 February 1901 at age 60.
Census DateLocation
28 October 1850Gillead, Calhoun, IllinoisJacob L. Dixon was listed in James Dixon's household on the 1850 Census at Gillead, Calhoun, Illinois.2
14 July 1870Gilead, Calhoun, IllinoisJacob L. Dixon was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Gilead, Calhoun, Illinois, living next door to George Bellamy..3
7 June 1880Gilead, Calhoun, IllinoisHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Gilead, Calhoun, Illinois, living next door to Nancy Dixon.4
19 June 1900Gilead, Calhoun, IllinoisHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Gilead, Calhoun, Illinois.5

Children of Jacob L. Dixon and Susan Amilda Stone

Citations

  1. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Vol 2/ page 362.
  2. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 319. Dwelling 7.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 7. Dwelling 50.
  4. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0178 Page Number 421C.
  5. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED3. Dwelling 261.

Jeptha Dixon

M, b. 11 March 1779, d. 20 December 1860
  • Jeptha Dixon was born on 11 March 1779.
  • He died on 20 December 1860 at age 81.

Children of Jeptha Dixon