Heinrich Jurgen Geffert

M, b. 1789, d. 1847

Children of Heinrich Jurgen Geffert and Catherina Margarethe Perau

Catherina Margarethe Perau

F, b. 1802, d. 1866
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1831As of 1831,her married name was Geffert.
  • Catherina Margarethe Perau was born in 1802 at Gross Liedern, Hanover, Germany.
  • She married Heinrich Jurgen Geffert in 1831.
  • Catherina Margarethe Perau died in 1866.

Children of Catherina Margarethe Perau and Heinrich Jurgen Geffert

Jurgen Heinrich Wilhelm Geffert

M, b. 1836, d. 1896
Father*Heinrich Jurgen Geffert b. 1789, d. 1847
Mother*Catherina Margarethe Perau b. 1802, d. 1866

Esther A. Geffert

F, b. February 1882
Father*Johann Heinrich Geffert b. 18 Sep 1834, d. 24 Jan 1909
Mother*Marie Dorothea Henriette Dargel b. 30 Oct 1842
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Smithson.
Census DateLocation
1930Multnomah, OregonEsther A. Geffert was listed as wife in Harold Smithson's household on the 1930 Census at Multnomah, Oregon.
     Esther A. Geffert graduated in 1900 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Children of Esther A. Geffert and Harold Smithson

Anna Margarete Estorf

F, b. 1778, d. 1831
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1831As of before 1831,her married name was Geffert.
  • Anna Margarete Estorf was born in 1778.
  • She married Heinrich Jurgen Geffert before 1831.
  • Anna Margarete Estorf died in 1831.

Harold Smithson

M, b. circa 1883, d. May 1970
Father*Thomas Smithson
Census DateLocation
1930Multnomah, OregonHarold Smithson was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Multnomah, Oregon.
     Harold Smithson obtained US Social Security Card at Oregon; last residence Woodland, Cowlitz, Washington. He was living in 1968 at Washington.

Children of Harold Smithson and Esther A. Geffert

John Martin Kruse

M, b. 26 April 1899, d. 4 January 1982
Father*Heinrich Nicholas Kruse b. 10 May 1856, d. 1935
Mother*Augusta W. Giese b. 31 Dec 1871, d. 21 Jul 1957
Census DateLocation
1920Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinJohn Martin Kruse was listed as a son in Heinrich Nicholas Kruse's household on the 1920 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Children of John Martin Kruse and Lena Dorothea Thies

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED171. Dwelling 142.

Edgar Carl Kruse

M, b. 8 October 1904, d. 27 April 1990
Father*Heinrich Nicholas Kruse b. 10 May 1856, d. 1935
Mother*Augusta W. Giese b. 31 Dec 1871, d. 21 Jul 1957
Census DateLocation
1920Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinEdgar Carl Kruse was listed as a son in Heinrich Nicholas Kruse's household on the 1920 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED171. Dwelling 142.

Lena Dorothea Thies

F, b. 25 February 1897, d. 5 February 1990
Father*August Thies b. 25 Apr 1873, d. 1954
Mother*Dora Meyer b. 24 Jul 1872, d. 1955
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLena Dorothea Thies was also known as Thiese.
Married Name19 June 1924As of 19 June 1924,her married name was Kruse.
Census DateLocation
2 June 1900Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinLena Dorothea Thies was listed as a daughter in August Thies's household on the 1900 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
19 April 1910Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinLena Dorothea Thies was listed as a daughter in August Thies's household on the 1910 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Children of Lena Dorothea Thies and John Martin Kruse

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED149. Dwelling 14.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED130. Dwelling 65.

Edna Lucille Bretsch

F, b. 10 February 1910
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Kruse.

Walter Henry Herman Giese

M, b. 21 August 1912, d. 7 May 1999
Father*Herman Giese b. 12 Jul 1875, d. 1948
Mother*Ella Emma Hanusa b. 23 Mar 1891, d. 7 Jul 1973
  • Walter Henry Herman Giese was born on 21 August 1912 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Herman Giese and Ella Emma Hanusa.
  • Walter Henry Herman Giese died on 7 May 1999 at age 86.
Census DateLocation
1930Honey Creek, Sauk, WisconsinWalter Henry Herman Giese was listed as a lodger with the George Felix family on the 1930 Census at Honey Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-16. Dwelling 69.

Violet E. Giese

F, b. circa 1914, d. 29 January 2010
Father*Frederick E. Giese b. Oct 1876, d. 1965
Mother*Anna A. Sprecher b. Sep 1875, d. 1955
Census DateLocation
2 January 1920Troy, Sauk, WisconsinViolet E. Giese was listed as a daughter in Frederick E. Giese's household on the 1920 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
29 April 1930Troy, Sauk, WisconsinViolet E. Giese was listed as a daughter in Frederick E. Giese's household on the 1930 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED180. Dwelling 3.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED37. Dwelling 194.

Benjamin F. Giese

M, b. 13 August 1903, d. April 1981
Father*Frederick E. Giese b. Oct 1876, d. 1965
Mother*Anna A. Sprecher b. Sep 1875, d. 1955
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBenjamin F. Giese was also known as Bennie.
Name VariationBenjamin F. Giese was also known as Ben.
Census DateLocation
1 June 1905Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinBenjamin F. Giese is listed as son on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Frederick E. Giese at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin; living next door to August Giese.1
26 April 1910Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinBenjamin F. Giese was listed as a son in Frederick E. Giese's household on the 1910 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
2 January 1920Troy, Sauk, WisconsinBenjamin F. Giese was listed as a son in Frederick E. Giese's household on the 1920 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
1940Troy, Sauk, WisconsinBenjamin F. Giese was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin, living next door to Fred Giese.4
     Benjamin F. Giese obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin. On 5 November 1939 at Mr and Mrs Albert Hasz 25th wedding anniversary.

Citations

  1. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 80.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED130. Dwelling 148.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED180. Dwelling 3.
  4. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4523; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 56-39.

Erma V. Giese

F, b. circa September 1904, d. 1909
Father*Frederick E. Giese b. Oct 1876, d. 1965
Mother*Anna A. Sprecher b. Sep 1875, d. 1955
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationErma V. Giese was also known as Emma V.
Name VariationErma V. Giese was also known as Irmie.
Census DateLocation
1 June 1905Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinErma V. Giese is listed as daughter on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Frederick E. Giese at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin; living next door to August Giese.1

Citations

  1. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 80.

Milton W. Giese

M, b. 15 March 1910, d. 23 October 1991
Father*Frederick E. Giese b. Oct 1876, d. 1965
Mother*Anna A. Sprecher b. Sep 1875, d. 1955
Census DateLocation
26 April 1910Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinMilton W. Giese was listed as a son in Frederick E. Giese's household on the 1910 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
2 January 1920Troy, Sauk, WisconsinMilton W. Giese was listed as a son in Frederick E. Giese's household on the 1920 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
29 April 1930Troy, Sauk, WisconsinMilton W. Giese was listed as a son in Frederick E. Giese's household on the 1930 Census at Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
     Milton W. Giese obtained US Social Security Card at Illinois; last residence not specified.

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED130. Dwelling 148.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED180. Dwelling 3.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED37. Dwelling 194.

Herman W. Kruse

M, b. before 1831, d. 1871
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHerman W. Kruse was also known as H. W.
Name VariationHerman W. Kruse was also known as Heinrich.
  • Herman W. Kruse was born before 1831.
  • He married Anna Christina Luehrsen in 1851 at New York.
  • Herman W. Kruse died in 1871.

Children of Herman W. Kruse and Anna Christina Luehrsen

Anna Christina Luehrsen

F, b. 9 August 1828, d. 17 August 1928
Anna Kruse 1828 - 1928
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna Christina Luehrsen was also known as Annie.
Married Name1851As of 1851,her married name was Kruse.
  • Anna Christina Luehrsen was born on 9 August 1828 at Hanover, Germany.
  • She married Herman W. Kruse in 1851 at New York.
  • Anna Christina Luehrsen died on 17 August 1928 at age 100.
    Anna Kruse obituary 17 Aug 1928
Census DateLocation
1880Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinAnna Christina Luehrsen was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1920Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinShe was listed as mother in Heinrich Nicholas Kruse's household on the 1920 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
     Anna Christina Luehrsen immigrated in 1850.

Children of Anna Christina Luehrsen and Herman W. Kruse

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 285B.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED171. Dwelling 142.

Emma Magdalene Kruse

F, b. 21 May 1852
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928

William Peter Kruse

M, b. 21 May 1852
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928

Anna Catherine Kruse

F, b. 19 December 1854
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928

John Martin Kruse

M, b. 16 March 1858
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928

Albert Christopher Kruse

M, b. 26 March 1860
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928

Lucia Christiana Kruse

F, b. 11 August 1861
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLucia Christiana Kruse was also known as Lucy.
Married Name27 November 1885As of 27 November 1885,her married name was Burmester.
Census DateLocation
1880Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinLucia Christiana Kruse was listed as a daughter in Anna Christina Luehrsen's household on the 1880 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 285B.

Magdalene Elizabeth Kruse

F, b. 14 January 1864
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928

Frederich Christian Kruse

M, b. 18 March 1868
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrederich Christian Kruse was also known as F. C.
Name VariationFrederich Christian Kruse was also known as Fred.
Census DateLocation
1880Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinFrederich Christian Kruse was listed as a son in Anna Christina Luehrsen's household on the 1880 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1910Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinFrederich Christian Kruse was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
     FRED C. KRUSE is proprietor of the Roseland Stock Farm in Westfield
Township. His career is a stimulating example of what may be accomplished
by a man of energy in pursuit of a definite ambition and a determination
to make a home and achieve something out of the ordinary
in farming.
Mr. Kruse is a native of Westfield Township, where he was born March
18, 1868, a son of Herman and Annie (Luehrsen) Kruse. His parents
were both natives of Germany. In 1853 they came to New York City,
'where his father engaged in the wholesale candy manufacture for a
number of years. He realized considerable capital in that and in the fall
of 1867 came west and invested in land in Westfield Township of Sauk
County. For a 160-acre farm he paid sixty-five hundred dollars. That
was a rather high price for land at that time. The father spent the rest
of his years here and died in 1883. The mother, who was born August
9, 1828, lived to the venerable age of eighty-nine. There were four children:
Henry; Lucy, who died in 1903; Fred C., and Annie.
Fred C. Kruse grew up on a farm, attended school at Loganville,
and when only fourteen years of age he started out to make his own way
in the world. Nothing has ever been given him and by looking out for
himself he has steadily made progress to his present prosperous and satisfying
situation. He learned'the milling trade and worked at it two
years. Then for four years he worked in mills and on farms, and always
having an eye to the future he saved his wages until he could buy forty
acres in Westfield Township. That was the nucleus of his present estate
and he has since added to it until the Roseland Stock Farm comprises
136 acres. He cleared up a large part of the land with his own sturdy
right arm, and in getting the land ready for cultivation he sold any
number of cords of wood at eighty cents per cord. Most of the returns
from this timber he invested in permanent improvements, and he now has some of the best building equipment found in the township. His
stock and dairy barn is 40 by 84 feet. For the past eleven years Mr.
Kruse has been handling thoroughbred Holstein cattle. He has a dairy
of about twenty-five cows and keeps about forty-five head of livestock.
Another feature of his industry is the breeding and raising of high class
poultry. His farm is operated on a business plan and under the firm
name of Fred C. Kruse & Sons.
Mr. Kruse has always been interested in movements directed to
improve the condition of the community, and especially the local schools.
He has served as school director, but has never been an aspirant for
offices in the political sense. He is a republican and a member of the
Lutheran Church. November 29, 1892., he married Miss Anna Hasz. She
was born in Loganville in 1870, a daughter of Christ and Dora (Westedt)
Hasz. Her parents were early settlers in Sauk County and her father
died here at the age of fifty-five and her mother at fifty-one. Five children
comprise the family of Mr. and Mrs. Kruse: Conrad, who married
in 1916 Elsie Feldtman, of Loganville; Paul; Edwin; Martha, who died
at the age of four months; and Clara.

Children of Frederich Christian Kruse and Anna Hasz

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 285B.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1737; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 130; Image: 143.

Anna S. Kruse

F, b. 8 September 1871
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928
Census DateLocation
1880Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinAnna S. Kruse was listed as a daughter in Anna Christina Luehrsen's household on the 1880 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 285B.

William Kruse

M, b. 1871
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928

Emma Kruse

F
Father*Herman W. Kruse b. b 1831, d. 1871
Mother*Anna Christina Luehrsen b. 9 Aug 1828, d. 17 Aug 1928

William Carl Giese

M, b. 14 February 1875, d. 23 January 1953
Father*Wilhelm Henry Giese b. 17 Jan 1849, d. 18 Jan 1933
Mother*Wilhelmine Priebe b. 24 Mar 1850, d. 4 Jun 1904
Census DateLocation
1880Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinWilliam Carl Giese was listed as a son in Wilhelm Henry Giese's household on the 1880 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
6 May 1910Washington, Sauk, WisconsinWilliam Carl Giese was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
1920Washington, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
1930Washington, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin.4
22 April 1940Washington, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin.5

Children of William Carl Giese and Amelia Emilie Catherine Kohlmeyer

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 281B.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED129. Dwelling 174.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED212. Dwelling 53.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-38. Dwelling 1.
  5. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4523; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 56-40.

Amelia Emilie Catherine Kohlmeyer

F, b. 16 July 1880, d. 27 February 1953
Father*William Ernst Kohlmeyer b. 5 Nov 1855, d. 6 May 1920
Mother*Katherine Dorothea Burmester b. 30 Oct 1859, d. 1926
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAmelia Emilie Catherine Kohlmeyer was also known as Amelia D.
Name VariationAmelia Emilie Catherine Kohlmeyer was also known as Emilia.
Name VariationAmelia Emilie Catherine Kohlmeyer was also known as Emilie.
Married Namecirca 1902As of circa 1902,her married name was Giese.
Census DateLocation
2 June 1900Westfield, Sauk, WisconsinAmelia Emilie Catherine Kohlmeyer was listed as a daughter in William Ernst Kohlmeyer's household on the 1900 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
6 May 1910Washington, Sauk, WisconsinAmelia Emilie Catherine Kohlmeyer was listed as wife in William Carl Giese's household on the 1910 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
1920Washington, Sauk, WisconsinAmelia Emilie Catherine Kohlmeyer was listed as wife in William Carl Giese's household on the 1920 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
1930Washington, Sauk, WisconsinAmelia Emilie Catherine Kohlmeyer was listed as wife in William Carl Giese's household on the 1930 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin.4
22 April 1940Washington, Sauk, WisconsinAmelia Emilie Catherine Kohlmeyer was listed as wife in William Carl Giese's household on the 1940 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin.5
     Amelia Emilie Catherine Kohlmeyer had 4 with 3 living in 1910 children.

Children of Amelia Emilie Catherine Kohlmeyer and William Carl Giese

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED149. Dwelling 11.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED129. Dwelling 174.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED212. Dwelling 53.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-38. Dwelling 1.
  5. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4523; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 56-40.