Ken Ridgeway

M, d. before November 2006
Life EventDateDescription
Deathbefore November 2006Ken Ridgeway died before November 2006.

Claus John Kruse

M, b. 26 January 1911, d. 13 March 2001
Life EventDateDescription
Birth26 January 1911Claus John Kruse was born on 26 January 1911.
Marriage14 June 1959He married Irene Wilhemine Anna Klemme, daughter of Frederick Klemme and Etta Margaret Tapper, on 14 June 1959 Irene (Klemme) Popken and Claus Kruse marriage announcement.
Lemars Le Mars Globe Post June 18, 1959 - Irene (Klemme) Popken and Claus Kruse marriage announcement
Death13 March 2001Claus John Kruse died on 13 March 2001 at Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, at age 90 NAME OF DECEASED & AGE: Claus John Kruse, 90, of LeMars
CAUSE OF DEATH:
DATE of DEATH: Tuesday, March 13, 2001
PLACE of DEATH: at Floyd Valley Hospital, LeMars, Iowa
DATE of BIRTH: Jan. 26, 1911
PLACE of BIRTH: in Washington township, Plymouth Co. Iowa
PARENTS: son of Dick and Flora Katherine (Frerichs) Kruse
SPOUSE & DATE of 1st MARRIAGE: Doretta Westhoff, Nov. 29, 1934; The couple made their home on the Kruse family farm. His wife died July 18, 1957.
PLACE OF 1st MARRIAGE: in Grant Township, Plymouth Co. Iowa
SPOUSE & DATE of 2nd MARRIAGE: Irene Popken, June 14, 1959. The couple made their home on the Kruse Century farm until moving into LeMars in October 1999.
SURVIVORS: include his wife; two daughters and their husbands, Dorothy Ann and Fred Goettsch of Sioux City and Lennice and Don Farnham of Hillsboro, Ore; a son and his wife, Duane and Sharon Popken of LeMars; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Clara Meyer.
PRECEDED in DEATH by: an infant brother, Harm; a brother, Harm; and infant sister, Antja; and a sister, Anke Margaret Jelken.
PLACE of BURIAL: St John Evangelical Cemetery, rural Akron, Iowa
NEWSPAPER SOURCE & DATE: The Sioux City Journal

~Partial Obituary--documenting the pertinent details from the obituary content
~Part of the Darrell E. Obituary Collection.
Burialafter 13 March 2001He was buried after 13 March 2001 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Craig, Plymouth, Iowa.
  • Claus John Kruse obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa; last residence Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa.

Bernard Arthur Klemme

M, b. 11 October 1914, d. 22 April 1915
Father*Frederick Klemme b. 19 Dec 1886, d. 18 Jun 1962
Mother*Etta Margaret Tapper b. 15 Nov 1890, d. 24 Feb 1963
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBernard Arthur Klemme was also known as Benny.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 October 1914Bernard Arthur Klemme was born on 11 October 1914.
He was the son of Frederick Klemme and Etta Margaret Tapper.
Death22 April 1915Bernard Arthur Klemme died on 22 April 1915 at age 6 months, 11 days, Bernard Arthur Klemme obituary.
Le Mars Semi Weekly Sentinel May 7, 1915 - Bernard Arthur Klemme obituary

Bernard H. Marienau

M
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBernard H. Marienau was also known as Ben.
Life EventDateDescription
DeathBernard H. Marienau died.
MarriageHe married Ida Berg.

Children of Bernard H. Marienau and Ida Berg

Ida Berg

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Marienau.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageIda Berg married Bernard H. Marienau.
DeathIda Berg died.

Children of Ida Berg and Bernard H. Marienau

Robert Marienau

M, b. 24 June 1935, d. 10 May 2005
Father*Bernard H. Marienau
Mother*Ida Berg
Life EventDateDescription
Birth24 June 1935Robert Marienau was born on 24 June 1935.
He was the son of Bernard H. Marienau and Ida Berg.
Death10 May 2005Robert Marienau died on 10 May 2005 at age 69 Robert Marienau, 69, of San Bernadino, Calif., and formerly of Le Mars, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in San Bernadino, Calif.
Robert was born June 24, 1935, in McNally in Sioux County, the son of Bernard and Ida (Berg) Marienau. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He attended school in Brunsville. He was drafted in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict.
On March 15, 1961, he married Mary Lou Recker.
Survivors include two sons, Brian of Kansas City, Mo., and Blaine and his wife, Carolyn, of Sioux City; a daughter, Rebecca and her husband, Jeffrey Mason of North Sioux City, S.D; two brothers, Norman and his wife, Neva, of Hawarden and Leonard and his wife, Eleanor of Ireton; two sisters, Eileen Vander Helm of Hawarden and Lorraine and her husband, Donald Luksan, of Le Mars; five grandchildren, Amanda and Brittany Barley, Jason Marienau, Cassandra and Ashley Mason; and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and sister-in-law, Marvin and Elverna Marienau; two sisters, Ida Mae Marienau and Evelyn (Klemme) Gronemeyer; three brothers-in-law, Norman Klemme, Glenn Gronemeyer and Henry Vander Helm; one nephew, Marvin Vande Hoef and one great-nephew, Chris Walrod.
A memorial service was held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ireton for the family. Burial was in the Department of Veterans Affairs Riverside National cemetery in Riverside, Calif.

Henry Vander Helm

M, d. before June 2005
Life EventDateDescription
Deathbefore June 2005Henry Vander Helm died before June 2005.

Marvin Marienau

M, d. before June 2005
Father*Bernard H. Marienau
Mother*Ida Berg
Life EventDateDescription
Marvin Marienau was the son of Bernard H. Marienau and Ida Berg.
MarriageMarvin Marienau married Elverna (?).
Deathbefore June 2005Marvin Marienau died before June 2005.

Elverna (?)

F, d. before June 2005
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Marienau.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageElverna (?) married Marvin Marienau, son of Bernard H. Marienau and Ida Berg.
Deathbefore June 2005Elverna (?) died before June 2005.

Ida Marie Marienau

F, d. before June 2005
Father*Bernard H. Marienau
Mother*Ida Berg
Life EventDateDescription
Ida Marie Marienau was the daughter of Bernard H. Marienau and Ida Berg.
Deathbefore June 2005Ida Marie Marienau died before June 2005.

Mary Elizabeth VanNatta

F, b. 21 October 1893, d. 2 February 1962
Father*George Roscoe VanNatta b. 16 Nov 1869, d. 18 Sep 1941
Mother*Mary Ann Wiedman b. 5 Jul 1874
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 October 1893Mary Elizabeth VanNatta was born on 21 October 1893 at Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.
She was the daughter of George Roscoe VanNatta and Mary Ann Wiedman.
Death2 February 1962Mary Elizabeth VanNatta died on 2 February 1962 at age 68.
Census DateLocationDescription
1895Fifth Ward Dubuque, Dubuque, IowaMary Elizabeth VanNatta appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of George Roscoe VanNatta at Fifth Ward Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.
1900Julien, Dubuque, IowaMary Elizabeth VanNatta was listed as a daughter in George Roscoe VanNatta's household on the 1900 Census at Julien, Dubuque, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Julien, Dubuque, Iowa; Roll: T623_430; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 107.

Laura VanNatta

F, b. 1891
Father*George Roscoe VanNatta b. 16 Nov 1869, d. 18 Sep 1941
Mother*Mary Ann Wiedman b. 5 Jul 1874
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1891Laura VanNatta was born in 1891 at Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.
She was the daughter of George Roscoe VanNatta and Mary Ann Wiedman.

Michael Schneider

M, b. circa 1878
Father*Paul Schneider b. 1843
Mother*Mary Maring b. c 1852, d. b 1927
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1878Michael Schneider was born circa 1878 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Paul Schneider and Mary Maring.
Census DateLocationDescription
1 June 1905Paris, Grant, WisconsinMichael Schneider is listed as nephew on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of John Frederick Maring at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.1
20 January 1920Smelser, Grant, WisconsinMichael Schneider was listed as a brother-in-law in William Eggers's household on the 1920 Census at Smelser, Grant, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 1.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED124. Dwelling 144.

William Eggers

M, b. 26 January 1883, d. December 1941
Life EventDateDescription
Birth26 January 1883William Eggers was born on 26 January 1883 at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.
Marriage10 October 1906He married Mary Schneider, daughter of Paul Schneider and Mary Maring, on 10 October 1906.
DeathDecember 1941William Eggers died in December 1941 at age 58 William Eggers obituary.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal December 5, 1941 - William Eggers obituary
Census DateLocationDescription
20 January 1920Smelser, Grant, WisconsinWilliam Eggers was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Smelser, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Children of William Eggers and Mary Schneider

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED124. Dwelling 144.

Viola Eggers

F, b. circa 1909
Father*William Eggers b. 26 Jan 1883, d. Dec 1941
Mother*Mary Schneider b. Sep 1883
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1909Viola Eggers was born circa 1909 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of William Eggers and Mary Schneider.
Census DateLocationDescription
20 January 1920Smelser, Grant, WisconsinViola Eggers was listed as a daughter in William Eggers's household on the 1920 Census at Smelser, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED124. Dwelling 144.

Marcella Eggers

F, b. circa 1913
Father*William Eggers b. 26 Jan 1883, d. Dec 1941
Mother*Mary Schneider b. Sep 1883
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameNovember 1930As of November 1930,her married name was Lawrence.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1913Marcella Eggers was born circa 1913 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of William Eggers and Mary Schneider.
MarriageNovember 1930Marcella Eggers married William Lawrence in November 1930 at Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, Marcella Eggers and William Lawrence marriage announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald And Times Journal November 30, 1930 - Marcella Eggers and William Lawrence marriage announcement
Census DateLocationDescription
20 January 1920Smelser, Grant, WisconsinMarcella Eggers was listed as a daughter in William Eggers's household on the 1920 Census at Smelser, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED124. Dwelling 144.

Luella Eggers

F, b. circa 1918
Father*William Eggers b. 26 Jan 1883, d. Dec 1941
Mother*Mary Schneider b. Sep 1883
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1918Luella Eggers was born circa 1918 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of William Eggers and Mary Schneider.
Census DateLocationDescription
20 January 1920Smelser, Grant, WisconsinLuella Eggers was listed as a daughter in William Eggers's household on the 1920 Census at Smelser, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED124. Dwelling 144.

Lena R. Wackershauser

F, b. circa 1883
Father*Henry Wackershauser b. c 1832, d. a 1882
Mother*Louisa Maring b. c 1843, d. b 1927
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1925As of before 1925,her married name was Hartstrom.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1883Lena R. Wackershauser was born circa 1883 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Henry Wackershauser and Louisa Maring.

Frederick W. Lebben

M, b. 31 December 1894
Father*John L. Lebben b. 29 Aug 1861, d. 19 Feb 1936
Mother*Anna B. Wackershauser b. Aug 1867
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrederick W. Lebben was also known as Fred J.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth31 December 1894Frederick W. Lebben was born on 31 December 1894 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of John L. Lebben and Anna B. Wackershauser.

Henry John Lebben

M, b. 6 November 1889
Father*John L. Lebben b. 29 Aug 1861, d. 19 Feb 1936
Mother*Anna B. Wackershauser b. Aug 1867
Life EventDateDescription
Birth6 November 1889Henry John Lebben was born on 6 November 1889 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of John L. Lebben and Anna B. Wackershauser.

Rose Schmelz

F, b. circa 1880
Father*Joseph Schmelz b. c 1855
Mother*Barbary Maring b. c 1858, d. b 1927
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Harvey.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRose Schmelz married Morten Harvey Sr.
Birthcirca 1880Rose Schmelz was born circa 1880.
She was the daughter of Joseph Schmelz and Barbary Maring.

Children of Rose Schmelz and Morten Harvey Sr.

Morten Harvey Sr.

M, d. before 1925
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMorten Harvey Sr. married Rose Schmelz, daughter of Joseph Schmelz and Barbary Maring.
Deathbefore 1925Morten Harvey Sr. died before 1925.

Children of Morten Harvey Sr. and Rose Schmelz

Chester Harvey

M, b. circa 1904
Father*Morten Harvey Sr. d. b 1925
Mother*Rose Schmelz b. c 1880
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1904Chester Harvey was born circa 1904.
He was the son of Morten Harvey Sr. and Rose Schmelz.

Morten Harvey Jr.

M, b. circa 1906
Father*Morten Harvey Sr. d. b 1925
Mother*Rose Schmelz b. c 1880
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1906Morten Harvey Jr. was born circa 1906.
He was the son of Morten Harvey Sr. and Rose Schmelz.

Irene M. Kieler

F, b. 8 April 1919, d. 3 October 2006
Father*Arthur John Kieler b. Feb 1894, d. 18 Feb 1929
Mother*Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz b. Feb 1897, d. 14 Apr 1981
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name7 June 1938As of 7 June 1938,her married name was Kowalski.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 April 1919Irene M. Kieler was born on 8 April 1919 at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Arthur John Kieler and Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz.
Marriage7 June 1938Irene M. Kieler married Donald Francis Kowalski, son of George Kowalski and Theresa Bode, on 7 June 1938 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin, Irene Kieler and Donald Kowalski marriage announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald June 14, 1938 - Irene Kieler and Donald Kowalski marriage announcement
Death3 October 2006Irene M. Kieler died on 3 October 2006 at age 87 Irene M. Kowalski, age 87, of Cassville, died on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at the Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. She was born on April 8, 1919, in Paris Township, daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth (Loeffelholz) Kieler. On June 7, 1938, she married Donald F. "Doc" Kowalski at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler. Irene was the original bookkeeper for Kowalski-Kieler, Inc., which her husband co-founded with her brother, Lester Kieler, in 1946. Irene was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church and the National Council of Catholic Women. She loved spending time with her family and she enjoyed reading, cooking, sewing and traveling. Irene is survived by seven children, Mary Jane (Roger) Droessler, Dickeyville, Julaine (Wilfred) Udelhofen, Cassville, Betty Lou (Wayne) Kruser, Dickeyville, James (Charlotte) Kowalski, Dickeyville, Donna Jean (Larry) Bernhardt, Cassville, Collette (the Rev. Tom Hallowell) Kowalski,Schuyler, Neb., and Colleen Kowalski, Cassville; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Orpha Schneider, Cuba City, and Sr. Genesia Ginter, OSF, Milwaukee; a brother, Arthur (Kathleen) Kieler, Hazel Green; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, Doc, Irene was preceded in death by her brothers, Lester (Shirley) Kieler and Gene Ginter; and a brother-in-law, Francis Schneider. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at 10 a.m. at ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC CHURCH in Cassville with Father John Norder officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, 2006 at the church. Memorials may be offered to St. Charles Catholic School.
Burialafter 3 October 2006She was buried after 3 October 2006 at Saint Charles Catholic Church Cemetery, Cassville, Grant, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocationDescription
3 April 1930Paris, Grant, WisconsinIrene M. Kieler was listed as a daughter in Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz's household on the 1930 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 336.0. Dwelling 19.

Arthur John Kieler

M, b. February 1894, d. 18 February 1929
Father*Frank Kieler b. 18 Jun 1840, d. 18 Feb 1914
Mother*Margaret Koethe b. 26 Aug 1852, d. 17 Jan 1929
Life EventDateDescription
BirthFebruary 1894Arthur John Kieler was born in February 1894 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Frank Kieler and Margaret Koethe.
Marriage1916Arthur John Kieler married Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz, daughter of George Loeffelholz and Matilda Kirchberg, in 1916.
Death18 February 1929Arthur John Kieler died on 18 February 1929 at at home, near Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin, Arthur Kieler obituary.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald And Times Journal February 20, 1929 - Arthur Kieler obituary
Burialafter 18 February 1929He was buried after 18 February 1929 at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocationDescription
1900Paris, Grant, WisconsinArthur John Kieler was listed as a son in Frank Kieler's household on the 1900 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.1
1910Paris, Grant, WisconsinArthur John Kieler was listed as a son in Frank Kieler's household on the 1910 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.2
  • On 2 July 1921 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin, George and Dorothea (Montag) Kieler 50th wedding anniversary celebration.
  • Arthur John Kieler witnessed the death of Margaret Koethe on 17 January 1929 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin; Mrs. Margareth Kieler, widow of Frank Kieler, died at the residence of her son, Arthur Kieler, in Kieler, Wisconsin, Thursday evening, January 17, 1929, at 7:30 o'clock, following a short illness. She died comforted with the last rites of the Catholic religion. The funeral was held on Monday morning, January 21, at 10 o'clock, from the residence of her son, Arthur Kieler, to the Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, where the mass of requiem was read by Rev. Father Greiveldinger, pastor. The remains were placed in the cemetery adjoining the church. Ollie and Ralph Kieler, and Frank, Walter, Ervin, and Ira Lange, grandsons of the deceased, were the pallbearers. Mrs. Kieler was survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles Lange, of Kieler, Wis., and Mrs. Frank Kuhl of Hazel Green, Wis., and three sons, Edward Kieler, of Hazel Green, Wis., and Charles Kieler and Arthur Kieler, both of Kieler, Wis.

Children of Arthur John Kieler and Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Paris, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1790; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 47.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Paris, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1711; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0039; Image: 361; FHL Number: 1375724.

Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz

F, b. February 1897, d. 14 April 1981
Father*George Loeffelholz b. 3 Mar 1862, d. 26 Sep 1947
Mother*Matilda Kirchberg b. Sep 1874, d. 3 Sep 1950
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElizabeth Dora Loeffelholz was also known as Dora Elizabeth.
Name VariationElizabeth Dora Loeffelholz was also known as Lizzie.
Married Name1916As of 1916,her married name was Kieler.
Married Nameafter April 1930As of after April 1930,her married name was Ginter.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthFebruary 1897Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz was born in February 1897 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of George Loeffelholz and Matilda Kirchberg.
Marriage1916Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz married Arthur John Kieler, son of Frank Kieler and Margaret Koethe, in 1916.
Marriageafter April 1930Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz married Louis Frank Ginter, son of August Ginter and Victoria Brandt, after April 1930 at second marriage for her.
Death14 April 1981Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz died on 14 April 1981 at age 84 Elizabeth D. "Lizzie" Kieler Ginter, 84, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, April 14, 1981, at Southwest Nursing Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin. Family and friends called from 4 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 17, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, where the Rosary was said at 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 18, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville. Burial was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery at Kieler, Wisconsin. Elizabeth Kieler Ginter was survived by three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Irene) Kowalski, of Cassville, Wis., Mrs. Francis (Orpha) Schneider, of Rt. 1, Cuba City, and Sister Mary Genesia Ginter, OSF, of Milwaukee, Wis; three sons, Lester L. Kieler and Gene O. Ginter, both of Dickeyville, Wis., and Arthur C. Kieler, of Rt. 1, Cuba City; 34 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren; six brothers, George Loeffelholz, of Hawaii, Viric Loeffelholz, of Sparta, Wis., David Loeffelholz, of Dubuque, Ia., Harold Loeffelholz, of Clinton, Ia., Vincent Loeffelholz, of East Dubuque, Ill., and Dan Loeffelholz, of Potosi, Wis; and three sisters, Mrs. Ernie (Bea) Studier, of Dubuque, Ia., Mrs. Frieda Kruser, of Cuba City, Wis., and Mrs. Vincent (Nellie) Dalsing, of Hazel Green, Wis.
Burialafter 14 April 1981She was buried after 14 April 1981 at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocationDescription
3 April 1930Paris, Grant, WisconsinElizabeth Dora Loeffelholz was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.1
  • On 2 July 1921 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin, George and Dorothea (Montag) Kieler 50th wedding anniversary celebration.

Children of Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz and Arthur John Kieler

Children of Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz and Louis Frank Ginter

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 336.0. Dwelling 19.

Donald Francis Kowalski

M, b. 21 June 1918, d. 20 June 2003
Father*George Kowalski
Mother*Theresa Bode b. Aug 1889, d. a 1950
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDonald Francis Kowalski was also known as Doc.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 June 1918Donald Francis Kowalski was born on 21 June 1918 at Dickeyville, Grant, Wisconsin.
He was the son of George Kowalski and Theresa Bode.
Marriage7 June 1938Donald Francis Kowalski married Irene M. Kieler, daughter of Arthur John Kieler and Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz, on 7 June 1938 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin, Irene Kieler and Donald Kowalski marriage announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald June 14, 1938 - Irene Kieler and Donald Kowalski marriage announcement
Death20 June 2003Donald Francis Kowalski died on 20 June 2003 at age 84.
Burialafter 20 June 2003He was buried after 20 June 2003 at Saint Charles Catholic Church Cemetery, Cassville, Grant, Wisconsin.

Lester L. Kieler

M, b. 12 February 1922, d. 8 September 2005
Father*Arthur John Kieler b. Feb 1894, d. 18 Feb 1929
Mother*Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz b. Feb 1897, d. 14 Apr 1981
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 February 1922Lester L. Kieler was born on 12 February 1922 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Arthur John Kieler and Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz.
Marriage25 October 1949Lester L. Kieler married Shirley Mae McCauley, daughter of Leonard McCauley and Dorothy Collins, on 25 October 1949.
Death8 September 2005Lester L. Kieler died on 8 September 2005 at age 83 Lester Kieler, age 83, of Dickeyville, died on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at Southwest Health Center Nursing Home in Cuba City. Lester grew up in the depression, growing up early and learning self-reliance. He used that attribute in World War II, hand crafting jewelry from silver in the South Pacific and sending every extra pound he made, back to his mother in Kieler. Lester knew what he wanted, to provide and he did unselfishly for his mother, himself and eventually his own family. His ambition, along with the money he saved, led him to create his own business, Kowalski-Kieler Inc., with his brother-in-law, Donald Kowalski, in 1946. After marrying his sweetheart, Shirley, they began their family and his adventurous nature took over. They would take their children on several memory filled trips. Of all the places they traveled, none was more loved than Lester's favorite place in the world, Danbury. His instigating ways, ability to tell some stories and pull pranks always kept everyone thinking and laughing. His creativity and wit was not only in his humor, it was also evident in his ability to rebuild a car from scratch (welding like a true craftsman), making sausage and canning tomatoes from his well loved garden. He knew he wanted to serve in World War II and he certainly did. He would share the good stories from that era. The favorite was chauffeuring John Wayne and General MacArthur. He continued his want to serve as an active member of the VFW and an assistant fire chief for the fire department, as well as helping his sons in the Boy Scouts. Lester always seemed to quietly know what he wanted. He was a modest man and never boasted. His love for his family was always there with a warm smile and a "ho ho there, come sit on grandpa's lap"; he just loved his grandchildren. He was always cheerful, never complained, he was always "100 percent." He loved his family, he loved his life, and since Jan. 23, 2005, he knew what he wanted again, and that was Shirley. He attained that on Sept. 8, 2005; a true love everlasting being with her face to face, and calling her "Snooks" once again. Lester is survived by two daughters, Lois (Dave) Fritz of Potosi, and Jenny (Greg) Loyda of Whitefish Bay; four sons, Jack (Lois) Kieler, Timothy (Shari) Kieler, Dennis (Cheryl) Kieler, all of Dickeyville, and Dean (Carie) Kieler of Lake Mills; grandchildren, Dr. Nathanial (Margaret) Kieler, Tyler Kieler, Shane Kieler, Chase Kieler, Paige Kieler, Emily Fritz, Maddie Fritz, Rachael Fritz, Timmy Fritz, Michael Loyda, Casey Loyda, Samantha Loyda, Kevin Kieler, Audreyann Kieler, Meghan Taylor, Travis (Kelly) Kieler, Shawn (Larry) Rogutich, and Josh Kieler, U.S. Navy; four great-grandchildren, Dylan, Payton, Ivan and Nadia; a great-grandson, soon to be born; three sisters, Mrs. Irene (Donald) Kowalski of Cassville, Mrs. Orpha (Francis) Kieler of Hazel Green, and Sister Genesia Ginter of Milwaukee; and a brother, Artie (Katie) Kieler of Hazel Green. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, in 2005; a son, Lester "Les" Kieler, in 1998; his parents; a daughter-in-law, Joan Kieler; and a brother, Gene Ginter. Funeral services will be on Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. at HOLY GHOST CATHOLIC CHURCH in Dickeyville, with Father Francis Steffan officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the HAUDENSHIELD FUNERAL HOME, Cuba City and from 9:30 a.m. on Monday until the time of service at the church. A parish wake service will be at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a Lester Kieler Memorial Fund has been established.
Burialafter 8 September 2005He was buried after 8 September 2005 at Holy Ghost Cemetery, Dickeyville, Grant, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocationDescription
3 April 1930Paris, Grant, WisconsinLester L. Kieler was listed as a son in Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz's household on the 1930 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Child of Lester L. Kieler and Shirley Mae McCauley

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 336.0. Dwelling 19.

Orpha M. Kieler

F, b. 15 December 1924, d. 14 January 2009
Father*Arthur John Kieler b. Feb 1894, d. 18 Feb 1929
Mother*Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz b. Feb 1897, d. 14 Apr 1981
Orpha (Kieler) Schneider
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationOrpha M. Kieler was also known as Orphia.
Married Name8 June 1948As of 8 June 1948,her married name was Schnider.
Married Name8 June 1948As of 8 June 1948,her married name was Schneider.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 December 1924Orpha M. Kieler was born on 15 December 1924 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Arthur John Kieler and Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz.
Marriage8 June 1948Orpha M. Kieler married Francis J. Schneider on 8 June 1948 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin, F J Schneider and Orpha Kieler marriage announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald July 2, 1948 - F J Schneider and Orpha Kieler marriage announcement
Death14 January 2009Orpha M. Kieler died on 14 January 2009 at age 84 Orpha was born on December 15, 1924, in Paris Township, Wisconsin, the daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth (Loeffelholz) Kieler. She married Francis Schneider on June 8, 1948, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler. He preceded her in death on January 14, 2003.

Orpha was an active member of Council of Catholic Women at Sinsinawa and Cuba City. She and Francis farmed near Louisburg until 1991 when they moved to Cuba City. Orpha was a great cook and was known for her famous “Schneider Spread” dinners. She will be remembered for her pies and particularly those chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. Orpha was a devoted wife and mother who never complained and was always willing to help. She enjoyed her canasta card club. Orpha won many ribbons at the Steele County Fair in Minnesota for her crocheting and quilting.

She is survived by two daughters, Jane (John) Brant of Cuba City, WI, and Joann (Peter) Moothart, of Owatonna, MN; one sister, Sister Genesia Ginter OSF, of Milwaukee, WI; a brother, Arthur (Katherine) Kieler, of Hazel Green, WI; a sister-in-law, Elaine Ginter, of Edgerton, WI; five grandchildren, Jamie, Scott and Cory Brant, and Emily and Kayla Moothart; six great-grandchildren, Andrew, Jacob, Ally Orpha, Darcy, Hannah, and Hailey Brant.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Irene Kowalski; two brothers, Lester Kieler and Gene Ginter; a brother in-law, Donald Kowalski; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Kieler.
Census DateLocationDescription
3 April 1930Paris, Grant, WisconsinOrpha M. Kieler was listed as a daughter in Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz's household on the 1930 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 336.0. Dwelling 19.