Alta Catherine Gehrke

F, b. 25 May 1896, d. 26 September 1962
Father*Dietrich Friederich Gehrke b. 1 Feb 1850, d. 24 Sep 1909
Mother*Anna Christine Bevers b. 27 Dec 1858, d. 21 Mar 1942
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name5 December 1917As of 5 December 1917,her married name was Richter.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth25 May 1896Alta Catherine Gehrke was born on 25 May 1896 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Dietrich Friederich Gehrke and Anna Christine Bevers.
Marriage5 December 1917Alta Catherine Gehrke married Bernard Otto Richter, son of Andrew John Richter and Mary Fure, on 5 December 1917.
Death26 September 1962Alta Catherine Gehrke died on 26 September 1962 at Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, at age 66 Alta (Gehrke) Richter obituary.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald September 27, 1962 - Alta (Gehrke) Richter obituary
Burialafter 26 September 1962She was buried after 26 September 1962 at Hillside Cemetery, Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocationDescription
9 June 1900Belmont, Lafayette, WisconsinAlta Catherine Gehrke was listed as a daughter in Dietrich Friederich Gehrke's household on the 1900 Census at Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin.1
1 June 1905Belmont, Lafayette, WisconsinAlta Catherine Gehrke is listed as daughter on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Dietrich Friederich Gehrke at Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin.2
3 May 1910Belmont, Lafayette, WisconsinAlta Catherine Gehrke was listed as a daughter in Anna Christine Bevers's household on the 1910 Census at Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin; living next door to Nora & Hans Speth.3
22 April 1930Platteville, Grant, WisconsinAlta Catherine Gehrke was listed as wife in Bernard Otto Richter's household on the 1930 Census at Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin.4

Children of Alta Catherine Gehrke and Bernard Otto Richter

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED92. Dwelling 139.
  2. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 62.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED39. Dwelling 107.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 40; Image: 608.0; FHL microfilm: 2342308.

Dorothy Gehrke

F, b. March 1898, d. after 1963
Father*Dietrich Friederich Gehrke b. 1 Feb 1850, d. 24 Sep 1909
Mother*Anna Christine Bevers b. 27 Dec 1858, d. 21 Mar 1942
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDorothy Gehrke was also known as Dora.
Married NameHer married name was Martens.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageDorothy Gehrke married Clarence Martens.
BirthMarch 1898Dorothy Gehrke was born in March 1898 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Dietrich Friederich Gehrke and Anna Christine Bevers.
Deathafter 1963Dorothy Gehrke died after 1963.
Census DateLocationDescription
9 June 1900Belmont, Lafayette, WisconsinDorothy Gehrke was listed as a daughter in Dietrich Friederich Gehrke's household on the 1900 Census at Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin.1
1 June 1905Belmont, Lafayette, WisconsinDorothy Gehrke is listed as daughter on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Dietrich Friederich Gehrke at Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin.2
3 May 1910Belmont, Lafayette, WisconsinDorothy Gehrke was listed as a daughter in Anna Christine Bevers's household on the 1910 Census at Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin; living next door to Nora & Hans Speth.3
January 1920Belmont, Lafayette, WisconsinDorothy Gehrke was listed as a daughter in Anna Christine Bevers's household on the 1920 Census at Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin.4

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED92. Dwelling 139.
  2. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 62.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED39. Dwelling 107.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1992; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 173; Image: 1026.

Ethel A. M. Gehrke

F, b. 25 November 1900, d. 1962
Father*Dietrich Friederich Gehrke b. 1 Feb 1850, d. 24 Sep 1909
Mother*Anna Christine Bevers b. 27 Dec 1858, d. 21 Mar 1942
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name28 April 1919As of 28 April 1919,her married name was Havry.
Married Name28 April 1919As of 28 April 1919,her married name was Houy.1
Married Nameafter 1920As of after 1920,her married name was Smith.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth25 November 1900Ethel A. M. Gehrke was born on 25 November 1900 at Lafayette, Wisconsin.2
She was the daughter of Dietrich Friederich Gehrke and Anna Christine Bevers.
Marriage28 April 1919Ethel A. M. Gehrke married George Robert Houy, son of George D. Houy and unknown (?), on 28 April 1919 at Minnehaha, South Dakota, her residence: Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin; his residence: Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois.1
Marriageafter 1920Ethel A. M. Gehrke married Van Byron Smith after 1920.
Burial1962Ethel A. M. Gehrke was buried in 1962 at Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin.
Death1962She died in 1962.
Census DateLocationDescription
1 June 1905Belmont, Lafayette, WisconsinEthel A. M. Gehrke is listed as daughter on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Dietrich Friederich Gehrke at Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin.3
3 May 1910Belmont, Lafayette, WisconsinEthel A. M. Gehrke was listed as a daughter in Anna Christine Bevers's household on the 1910 Census at Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin; living next door to Nora & Hans Speth.4
January 1920Belmont, Lafayette, WisconsinEthel A. M. Gehrke was listed as a daughter in Anna Christine Bevers's household on the 1920 Census at Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin.5

Citations

  1. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  2. [S358] Wisconsin Pre-1907 Vital Records (published), Birth Record ID: 2620724.
  3. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 62.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED39. Dwelling 107.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1992; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 173; Image: 1026.

John N. Gehrke

M, b. May 1879, d. 11 April 1963
Father*Dietrich Friederich Gehrke b. 1 Feb 1850, d. 24 Sep 1909
Mother*Anna Christine Bevers b. 27 Dec 1858, d. 21 Mar 1942
Life EventDateDescription
BirthMay 1879John N. Gehrke was born in May 1879 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Dietrich Friederich Gehrke and Anna Christine Bevers.
Marriage15 August 1906John N. Gehrke married Wilhelmina Minnie Bose, daughter of Dietrich Bose and Sophie (?), on 15 August 1906.
Death11 April 1963John N. Gehrke died on 11 April 1963 at Weld, Colorado, at age 83 John N Gehrke obituary.
Greeley Daily Tribune April 11, 1963 - John N Gehrke obituary
Burialafter 12 April 1963He was buried after 12 April 1963 at Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley, Weld, Colorado.
Census DateLocationDescription
1 June 1880Belmont, La Fayette, WisconsinJohn N. Gehrke was listed as a son in Dietrich Friederich Gehrke's household on the 1880 Census at Belmont, La Fayette, Wisconsin.1
23 June 1900Syracuse, Otoe, NebraskaJohn N. Gehrke was listed as a nephew in John Gehrke's household on the 1900 Census at Syracuse, Otoe, Nebraska.2
20 April 1910Russell, Otoe, NebraskaJohn N. Gehrke was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Russell, Otoe, Nebraska.3
6 February 1920Stratton, Kit Carson, ColoradoHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Stratton, Kit Carson, Colorado.4
17 April 1930Precinct 9, Kit Carson, ColoradoHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Precinct 9, Kit Carson, Colorado.5

Children of John N. Gehrke and Wilhelmina Minnie Bose

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1433 Page Number 23A.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED123. Dwelling 329.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED143. Dwelling 80.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED136. Dwelling 105.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED13. Dwelling 100.

Wilhelmina Minnie Bose

F, b. July 1884, d. 17 October 1967
Father*Dietrich Bose b. Aug 1848, d. b 1930
Mother*Sophie (?) b. Aug 1847, d. a Apr 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilhelmina Minnie Bose was also known as Minnie.
Married Name15 August 1906As of 15 August 1906,her married name was Gehrke.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJuly 1884Wilhelmina Minnie Bose was born in July 1884 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Dietrich Bose and Sophie (?).
Marriage15 August 1906Wilhelmina Minnie Bose married John N. Gehrke, son of Dietrich Friederich Gehrke and Anna Christine Bevers, on 15 August 1906.
Death17 October 1967Wilhelmina Minnie Bose died on 17 October 1967 at age 83.
Burialafter 17 October 1967She was buried after 17 October 1967 at Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley, Weld, Colorado.
Census DateLocationDescription
11 June 1900Syracuse, Otoe, NebraskaWilhelmina Minnie Bose was listed as a daughter in Dietrich Bose's household on the 1900 Census at Syracuse, Otoe, Nebraska.1
20 April 1910Russell, Otoe, NebraskaWilhelmina Minnie Bose was listed as wife in John N. Gehrke's household on the 1910 Census at Russell, Otoe, Nebraska.2
6 February 1920Stratton, Kit Carson, ColoradoWilhelmina Minnie Bose was listed as wife in John N. Gehrke's household on the 1920 Census at Stratton, Kit Carson, Colorado.3
17 April 1930Precinct 9, Kit Carson, ColoradoWilhelmina Minnie Bose was listed as wife in John N. Gehrke's household on the 1930 Census at Precinct 9, Kit Carson, Colorado.4
  • Wilhelmina Minnie Bose had 2 with 2 living in 1910 children.

Children of Wilhelmina Minnie Bose and John N. Gehrke

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED123. Dwelling 210.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED143. Dwelling 80.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED136. Dwelling 105.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED13. Dwelling 100.

Esther A. Gehrke

F, b. 16 March 1908, d. 2 March 2003
Father*John N. Gehrke b. May 1879, d. 11 Apr 1963
Mother*Wilhelmina Minnie Bose b. Jul 1884, d. 17 Oct 1967
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1929As of circa 1929,her married name was Scheierman.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 March 1908Esther A. Gehrke was born on 16 March 1908 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of John N. Gehrke and Wilhelmina Minnie Bose.
Marriagecirca 1929Esther A. Gehrke married Soloman Scheierman circa 1929.
Death2 March 2003Esther A. Gehrke died on 2 March 2003 at age 94.
Census DateLocationDescription
20 April 1910Russell, Otoe, NebraskaEsther A. Gehrke was listed as a daughter in John N. Gehrke's household on the 1910 Census at Russell, Otoe, Nebraska.1
6 February 1920Stratton, Kit Carson, ColoradoEsther A. Gehrke was listed as a daughter in John N. Gehrke's household on the 1920 Census at Stratton, Kit Carson, Colorado.2
3 April 1930Greeley, Weld, ColoradoEsther A. Gehrke was listed as wife in Soloman Scheierman's household on the 1930 Census at Greeley, Weld, Colorado.3
  • Esther A. Gehrke obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Sutton, Clay, Nebraska.
  • She lived in 2000 at 200 E. Hickory St. Apt 13, Sutton, Nebraska.

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED143. Dwelling 80.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED136. Dwelling 105.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED62-102. Dwelling 66-70.

Ruth M. Gehrke

F, b. 8 January 1910, d. 1 December 2003
Father*John N. Gehrke b. May 1879, d. 11 Apr 1963
Mother*Wilhelmina Minnie Bose b. Jul 1884, d. 17 Oct 1967
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 January 1910Ruth M. Gehrke was born on 8 January 1910 at Syracuse, Otoe, Nebraska.
She was the daughter of John N. Gehrke and Wilhelmina Minnie Bose.
Death1 December 2003Ruth M. Gehrke died on 1 December 2003 at Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in-patient unit, Greeley, Colorado, at age 93 Ruth Gehrke, 93, of Greeley died Monday, Dec. 1, at the Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado inpatient unit, Greeley. She was born Jan. 8, 1910, in Syracuse, Neb., to John N. and Minnie (Bose) Gehrke. Miss Gehrke was baptized in Zion Lutheran Church in Syracuse in February 1910. She moved with her family in 1919 to Stratton. She was confirmed in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Stratton in April 1924. She attended schools in Stratton and graduated from Barnes Business College in Denver. She was a legal secretary for Attorney John W. Henderson for 49 years until his death March 6, 1986. Miss Gehrke never actively participated in sports, but was always a fan. A member Trinity Lutheran Church for more than 65 years, she taught Sunday school for 18 years and was Sunday school superintendent for two years. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi International Business and Cultural Sorority with 53 years of perfect attendance. Survivors are a sister, Lucia "Sally" Cowles of Greeley; six nieces and nephews; and 12 grandnieces and grandnephews. Her parents and three sisters, Esther A. Scheierman, Erma Beisner and Ruby L. Bates, are deceased. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church. Inurnment will be in Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley, at a later date. Friends may visit from 4-6 p.m. today at the Adamson Memorial West Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Trinity Lutheran in care of the West Chapel, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634.
Census DateLocationDescription
20 April 1910Russell, Otoe, NebraskaRuth M. Gehrke was listed as a daughter in John N. Gehrke's household on the 1910 Census at Russell, Otoe, Nebraska.1
6 February 1920Stratton, Kit Carson, ColoradoRuth M. Gehrke was listed as a daughter in John N. Gehrke's household on the 1920 Census at Stratton, Kit Carson, Colorado.2
17 April 1930Precinct 9, Kit Carson, ColoradoRuth M. Gehrke was listed as a daughter in John N. Gehrke's household on the 1930 Census at Precinct 9, Kit Carson, Colorado.3
  • Ruth M. Gehrke obtained US Social Security Card at Colorado; last residence Greeley, Weld, Colorado.

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED143. Dwelling 80.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED136. Dwelling 105.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED13. Dwelling 100.

Erma L. Gehrke

F, b. 17 July 1911, d. 4 December 1991
Father*John N. Gehrke b. May 1879, d. 11 Apr 1963
Mother*Wilhelmina Minnie Bose b. Jul 1884, d. 17 Oct 1967
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Beisner.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth17 July 1911Erma L. Gehrke was born on 17 July 1911 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of John N. Gehrke and Wilhelmina Minnie Bose.
Death4 December 1991Erma L. Gehrke died on 4 December 1991 at age 80.
Census DateLocationDescription
6 February 1920Stratton, Kit Carson, ColoradoErma L. Gehrke was listed as a daughter in John N. Gehrke's household on the 1920 Census at Stratton, Kit Carson, Colorado.1
17 April 1930Precinct 9, Kit Carson, ColoradoErma L. Gehrke was listed as a daughter in John N. Gehrke's household on the 1930 Census at Precinct 9, Kit Carson, Colorado.2
  • Erma L. Gehrke obtained US Social Security Card at Colorado; last residence Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED136. Dwelling 105.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED13. Dwelling 100.

Lucia Gehrke

F, b. 9 January 1917, d. 4 January 2006
Father*John N. Gehrke b. May 1879, d. 11 Apr 1963
Mother*Wilhelmina Minnie Bose b. Jul 1884, d. 17 Oct 1967
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLucia Gehrke was also known as Sally.
Married Name25 December 1936As of 25 December 1936,her married name was Cowles.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth9 January 1917Lucia Gehrke was born on 9 January 1917 at Syracuse, Otoe, Nebraska.
She was the daughter of John N. Gehrke and Wilhelmina Minnie Bose.
Marriage25 December 1936Lucia Gehrke married Melbourne E. Cowles, son of Eddie M. Cowles and Lillian E. Reynolds, on 25 December 1936 at Stratton.
Death4 January 2006Lucia Gehrke died on 4 January 2006 at age 88 Lucia "Sally" Cowles, 88, of Monte Vista, formerly of Greeley, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, in Alamosa.

She was born Jan. 9, 1917, in Syracuse, Neb., to John and Wilhelmina (Bose) Gehrke.

On Dec. 25, 1936, she married Melbourne Cowles in Stratton. He is deceased.

Mrs. Cowles was a secretary for many years. She knitted caps to donate to the hospital for newborn babies. She was a member of Gloria Christi Church Lutheran Church.

Survivors are a son, Paul Cowles and wife Garienan of Creede; three grandchildren, Anthony, Cristin and Dawn; and three great-grandchildren, Kellie, Dylan and Alexander.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, Esther, Ruth, Erma and Ruby, and a brother, Paul.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Gloria Christi in Greeley. Inurnment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley.

Contributions may be made to the Gloria Christi Building Fund in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 28th St., Greeley, CO 80634.
Census DateLocationDescription
6 February 1920Stratton, Kit Carson, ColoradoLucia Gehrke was listed as a daughter in John N. Gehrke's household on the 1920 Census at Stratton, Kit Carson, Colorado.1
17 April 1930Precinct 9, Kit Carson, ColoradoLucia Gehrke was listed as a daughter in John N. Gehrke's household on the 1930 Census at Precinct 9, Kit Carson, Colorado.2
  • Lucia Gehrke lived in December 2003 at Greeley, Weld, Colorado.

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED136. Dwelling 105.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED13. Dwelling 100.

Ruby L. Gehrke

F, b. 22 September 1920, d. 1 July 1994
Father*John N. Gehrke b. May 1879, d. 11 Apr 1963
Mother*Wilhelmina Minnie Bose b. Jul 1884, d. 17 Oct 1967
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Bates.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 September 1920Ruby L. Gehrke was born on 22 September 1920 at Colorado.
She was the daughter of John N. Gehrke and Wilhelmina Minnie Bose.
Death1 July 1994Ruby L. Gehrke died on 1 July 1994 at age 73.
Census DateLocationDescription
17 April 1930Precinct 9, Kit Carson, ColoradoRuby L. Gehrke was listed as a daughter in John N. Gehrke's household on the 1930 Census at Precinct 9, Kit Carson, Colorado.1
  • Ruby L. Gehrke obtained US Social Security Card at Colorado; last residence Greeley, Weld, Colorado.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED13. Dwelling 100.

Sophie (?)

F, b. August 1847, d. after April 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1882As of circa 1882,her married name was Bose.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthAugust 1847Sophie (?) was born in August 1847 at Germany.
Marriagecirca 1882She married Dietrich Bose circa 1882.
Deathafter April 1930Sophie (?) died after April 1930.
Census DateLocationDescription
11 June 1900Syracuse, Otoe, NebraskaSophie (?) was listed as wife in Dietrich Bose's household on the 1900 Census at Syracuse, Otoe, Nebraska.1
17 April 1930Precinct 9, Kit Carson, ColoradoSophie (?) was listed as mother-in-law in John N. Gehrke's household on the 1930 Census at Precinct 9, Kit Carson, Colorado.2
  • Sophie (?) immigrated in 1880.
  • She had 2 with 1 living in 1900 children.

Child of Sophie (?) and Dietrich Bose

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED123. Dwelling 210.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED13. Dwelling 100.

Dietrich Bose

M, b. August 1848, d. before 1930
Life EventDateDescription
BirthAugust 1848Dietrich Bose was born in August 1848 at Germany.
Marriagecirca 1882He married Sophie (?) circa 1882.
Deathbefore 1930Dietrich Bose died before 1930.
Census DateLocationDescription
11 June 1900Syracuse, Otoe, NebraskaDietrich Bose was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Syracuse, Otoe, Nebraska.1

Child of Dietrich Bose and Sophie (?)

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED123. Dwelling 210.

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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth13 April 1914Melbourne E. Cowles was born on 13 April 1914 at Stockton, Illinois.
He was the son of Eddie M. Cowles and Lillian E. Reynolds.
Marriage25 December 1936Melbourne E. Cowles married Lucia Gehrke, daughter of John N. Gehrke and Wilhelmina Minnie Bose, on 25 December 1936 at Stratton.
Death4 December 2005Melbourne 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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth9 August 1906Soloman Scheierman was born on 9 August 1906 at Nebraska.
Marriagecirca 1929He married Esther A. Gehrke, daughter of John N. Gehrke and Wilhelmina Minnie Bose, circa 1929.
DeathMay 1979Soloman Scheierman died in May 1979 at age 72.
Census DateLocationDescription
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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth30 March 1890Letha Shaw was born on 30 March 1890 at Wisconsin.
Marriagebefore 1916She married Herman John Gehrke, son of Dietrich Friederich Gehrke and Anna Christine Bevers, before 1916.
Death5 January 1922Letha Shaw died on 5 January 1922 at age 31.
Burialafter 5 January 1922She was buried after 5 January 1922 at Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocationDescription
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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth23 March 1915Alice Gehrke was born on 23 March 1915 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Herman John Gehrke and Letha Shaw.
Marriage3 January 1949Alice Gehrke married Paul F. McQuillan on 3 January 1949.
Death2 September 2002Alice Gehrke died on 2 September 2002 at age 87.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Father*Herman John Gehrke b. 27 Oct 1888, d. 28 Apr 1930
Mother*Letha Shaw b. 30 Mar 1890, d. 5 Jan 1922
Cleo L Gehrke 1937 senior portrait State Teachers College, Platteville, Grant, WI
Cleo Lorene (Gehrke) DuBois
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name28 January 1943As of 28 January 1943,her married name was DuBois.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1916Cleo Lorene Gehrke was born in 1916 at Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Herman John Gehrke and Letha Shaw.
Marriage28 January 1943Cleo Lorene Gehrke married Charles Frederick DuBois on 28 January 1943.
Death13 July 1994Cleo Lorene Gehrke died on 13 July 1994 Cleo Lorene (Gehrke) DuBois obituary.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal July 17, 1994 - Cleo Lorene (Gehrke) DuBois obituary
Burialafter 13 July 1994She was buried after 13 July 1994 at Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, Lafayette, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Father*Herman John Gehrke b. 27 Oct 1888, d. 28 Apr 1930
Mother*Letha Shaw b. 30 Mar 1890, d. 5 Jan 1922
Jeanette Gehrke 1938 senior portrait State Teachers College, Platteville, Grant, WI
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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1918Jeannette Lenice Gehrke was born in 1918 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Herman John Gehrke and Letha Shaw.
Marriageafter 1938Jeannette Lenice Gehrke married Keith H. Rundell after 1938.
Death1992Jeannette Lenice Gehrke died in 1992.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth29 September 1876Amzie Hill was born on 29 September 1876 at Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania.
He was the son of Frank Hill and Ellen Fenner.
Census DateLocationDescription
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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 December 1879Anna A. Hill was born on 15 December 1879 at Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania.
She was the daughter of Frank Hill and Ellen Fenner.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth4 July 1882Charles 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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 November 1886Sarah 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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 June 1860Mary Fenner was born on 8 June 1860 at East Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania.
She was the daughter of John B. Fenner and Sarah VanScoten.
Death24 January 1903Mary Fenner died on 24 January 1903 at age 42.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth17 April 1869Archie Fenner was born on 17 April 1869 at East Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania.
He was the son of John B. Fenner and Sarah VanScoten.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birth9 September 1877Rose Fenner was born on 9 September 1877 at East Stroudsburg, Monroe, Pennsylvania.
She was the daughter of John B. Fenner and Sarah VanScoten.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJohn VanScoten married Susan Mann.

Children of John VanScoten and Susan Mann

Susan Mann

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was VanScoten.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageSusan Mann married John 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
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1867Charles Fenner was born circa 1867 at Pennsylvania.
He was the son of John B. Fenner and Sarah VanScoten.
Census DateLocationDescription
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
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1874Nettie Fenner was born circa 1874 at Pennsylvania.
She was the daughter of John B. Fenner and Sarah VanScoten.
Census DateLocationDescription
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.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 October 1834Ferdinand John Heinrich Mittlesteadt was born on 15 October 1834 at Prussia.
He was the son of John Mittlesteadt and Charlotte (?).
Marriagecirca 1855Ferdinand John Heinrich Mittlesteadt married Wilhelmine Ziech circa 1855.
Death23 February 1922Ferdinand John Heinrich Mittlesteadt died on 23 February 1922 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 87.
Burial26 February 1922He was buried on 26 February 1922 at St John Lutheran Church, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocationDescription
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.