Rolland Martin Mercer

M, b. 24 August 1908, d. 31 March 1990
Father*Oscar Martin Mercer b. 14 May 1881, d. 11 Jan 1970
Mother*Hannah Swisher b. c 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRolland Martin Mercer was also known as M. Rolland.
Name VariationRolland Martin Mercer was also known as Roland.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth24 August 1908Rolland Martin Mercer was born on 24 August 1908 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Oscar Martin Mercer and Hannah Swisher.
Marriagecirca 1930Rolland Martin Mercer married Doris Miller circa 1930.
Death31 March 1990Rolland Martin Mercer died on 31 March 1990 at Richland, Wisconsin, at age 81.1
Burialafter 31 March 1990He was buried after 31 March 1990 at Lone Rock Cemetery, Lone Rock, Richland, Wisconsin, buried next to his sister Loretta Mercer.
Census DateLocationDescription
1910Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, WisconsinRolland Martin Mercer was listed as a grandson in Alonso Swisher's household on the 1910 Census at Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin.2
1920Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, WisconsinRolland Martin Mercer was listed as a grandson in Mary B. (?)'s household on the 1920 Census at Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin.3
1930Janesville, Rock, WisconsinRolland Martin Mercer was listed as a nephew in John A. Swisher's household on the 1930 Census at Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin.4
26 April 1940Watertown, Jefferson, WisconsinRolland Martin Mercer was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Watertown, Jefferson, Wisconsin.5
  • Rolland Martin Mercer obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence not specified.
  • In 1924 at attended Janesville High School, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin.

Child of Rolland Martin Mercer and Doris Miller

Citations

  1. [S255] Wisconsin Richland County Death Index, by Wisconsin, 33c-059.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1740; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 517.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll T625_2019; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 1230.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll 2610; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 224.0.
  5. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Watertown, Jefferson, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4485; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 28-42.

James Edward Broughton

M, b. 27 May 1921, d. 7 October 1993
Father*Alfred Chester Broughton b. Mar 1864, d. a Apr 1930
Mother*Mary Jane Goodale b. May 1881, d. a Apr 1930
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJames Edward Broughton married Virginia Grace Suiter.
Birth27 May 1921James Edward Broughton was born on 27 May 1921 at Richland Center, Richland, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Alfred Chester Broughton and Mary Jane Goodale.
Death7 October 1993James Edward Broughton died on 7 October 1993 at Leclaire, Scott, Iowa, at age 72.
Census DateLocationDescription
10 April 1930Henrietta, Richland, WisconsinJames Edward Broughton was listed as a son in Alfred Chester Broughton's household on the 1930 Census at Henrietta, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED8. Dwelling 94.

Clarence Christian

M, b. circa 1905
Father*August Christian b. 17 Feb 1877, d. 6 Oct 1932
Mother*Nettie Olson b. 24 Feb 1880, d. 2 Jan 1960
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1905Clarence Christian was born circa 1905 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of August Christian and Nettie Olson.
Census DateLocationDescription
25 April 1910Wyoming, Iowa, WisconsinClarence Christian was listed as a son in August Christian's household on the 1910 Census at Wyoming, Iowa, Wisconsin.1
31 January 1920Buena Vista, Richland, WisconsinClarence Christian was listed as a son in August Christian's household on the 1920 Census at Buena Vista, Richland, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED66. Dwelling 56.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED195. Dwelling 336.

Maggie Christian

F, b. circa 1903
Father*August Christian b. 17 Feb 1877, d. 6 Oct 1932
Mother*Nettie Olson b. 24 Feb 1880, d. 2 Jan 1960
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1903Maggie Christian was born circa 1903 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of August Christian and Nettie Olson.
Census DateLocationDescription
25 April 1910Wyoming, Iowa, WisconsinMaggie Christian was listed as a daughter in August Christian's household on the 1910 Census at Wyoming, Iowa, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED66. Dwelling 56.

Louisa (?)

F, b. circa 1858
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Christian.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageLouisa (?) married Herman Christian.
Birthcirca 1858Louisa (?) was born circa 1858 at Wisconsin.
Census DateLocationDescription
1880Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinLouisa (?) was listed as wife in Herman Christian's household on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Children of Louisa (?) and Herman Christian

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T9_1446; Family History Film: 1255446; Page: 48.2000; .

Edward Christian

M, b. circa 1876
Father*Herman Christian b. c 1847
Mother*Louisa (?) b. c 1858
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1876Edward Christian was born circa 1876 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Herman Christian and Louisa (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
1880Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinEdward Christian was listed as a son in Herman Christian's household on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T9_1446; Family History Film: 1255446; Page: 48.2000; .

Joseph Duren

M, b. 1 March 1884
Father*Peter William Duren b. 16 Apr 1845, d. 6 Sep 1923
Mother*Anna Philomena Ruskauff b. 15 Aug 1847, d. a Jun 1905
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJoseph Duren married Philana (?).
Birth1 March 1884Joseph Duren was born on 1 March 1884 at Wisconsin also reported as May 1884.
He was the son of Peter William Duren and Anna Philomena Ruskauff.
Census DateLocationDescription
1 June 1900Westford, Richland, WisconsinJoseph Duren was listed as a son in Peter William Duren's household on the 1900 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.1
1 June 1905Cazenovia, Richland, WisconsinJoseph Duren is listed as son on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Peter William Duren at Cazenovia, Richland, Wisconsin.2

Children of Joseph Duren and Philana (?)

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED123. Dwelling 80.
  2. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 74.

Philana (?)

F, b. circa 1878
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Duren.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriagePhilana (?) married Joseph Duren, son of Peter William Duren and Anna Philomena Ruskauff.
Birthcirca 1878Philana (?) was born circa 1878 at Wisconsin.

Children of Philana (?) and Joseph Duren

Helger Duren

M, b. circa 1916
Father*Joseph Duren b. 1 Mar 1884
Mother*Philana (?) b. c 1878
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1916Helger Duren was born circa 1916 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Joseph Duren and Philana (?).

Anna Philomena Ruskauff

F, b. 15 August 1847, d. after June 1905
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna Philomena Ruskauff was also known as Annie.
Married Name1 February 1869As of 1 February 1869,her married name was Duren.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 August 1847Anna Philomena Ruskauff was born on 15 August 1847 at Pennsylvania.
Marriage1 February 1869She married Peter William Duren, son of Wilhelm Duren and Anna Sybilla Katherine Hansen, on 1 February 1869 at Richland, Wisconsin.
Deathafter June 1905Anna Philomena Ruskauff died after June 1905.
Census DateLocationDescription
June 1880Westford, Richland, WisconsinAnna Philomena Ruskauff was listed as wife in Peter William Duren's household on the 1880 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.1
1 June 1900Westford, Richland, WisconsinAnna Philomena Ruskauff was listed as wife in Peter William Duren's household on the 1900 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.2
1 June 1905Cazenovia, Richland, WisconsinAnna Philomena Ruskauff is listed as wife on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Peter William Duren at Cazenovia, Richland, Wisconsin.3
  • Anna Philomena Ruskauff had 12 with 8 living in 1900 children.

Children of Anna Philomena Ruskauff and Peter William Duren

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, EDNA Film Number T9-1445 Page Number 196B.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED123. Dwelling 80.
  3. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 74.

William Frank Duren

M, b. 2 February 1882
Father*Peter William Duren b. 16 Apr 1845, d. 6 Sep 1923
Mother*Anna Philomena Ruskauff b. 15 Aug 1847, d. a Jun 1905
Life EventDateDescription
Birth2 February 1882William Frank Duren was born on 2 February 1882 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Peter William Duren and Anna Philomena Ruskauff.
Census DateLocationDescription
1 June 1900Westford, Richland, WisconsinWilliam Frank Duren was listed as a son in Peter William Duren's household on the 1900 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.1
1 June 1905Cazenovia, Richland, WisconsinWilliam Frank Duren is listed as son on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Peter William Duren at Cazenovia, Richland, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED123. Dwelling 80.
  2. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 74.

Mary Adeline Duren

F, b. 9 May 1887
Father*Peter William Duren b. 16 Apr 1845, d. 6 Sep 1923
Mother*Anna Philomena Ruskauff b. 15 Aug 1847, d. a Jun 1905
Life EventDateDescription
Birth9 May 1887Mary Adeline Duren was born on 9 May 1887 at Wisconsin also reported as 9 May 1888.
She was the daughter of Peter William Duren and Anna Philomena Ruskauff.
Census DateLocationDescription
1 June 1900Westford, Richland, WisconsinMary Adeline Duren was listed as a daughter in Peter William Duren's household on the 1900 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.1
1 June 1905Cazenovia, Richland, WisconsinMary Adeline Duren is listed as daughter on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Peter William Duren at Cazenovia, Richland, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED123. Dwelling 80.
  2. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 74.

Frances Weitzel

F, b. circa 1893
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1914As of circa 1914,her married name was Duren.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1893Frances Weitzel was born circa 1893 at Wisconsin.
Marriagecirca 1914She married Peter John Duren, son of Joseph William Duren and Anna Marie Leimkueler, circa 1914.
Census DateLocationDescription
26 January 1920Westford, Richland, WisconsinFrances Weitzel was listed as wife in Peter John Duren's household on the 1920 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.1
22 April 1930Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, WisconsinFrances Weitzel was listed as wife in Peter John Duren's household on the 1930 Census at Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Wisconsin.2

Child of Frances Weitzel and Peter John Duren

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED196. Dwelling 139.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED11. Dwelling 189.

Catherine Duren

F, b. 8 July 1880
Father*Peter William Duren b. 16 Apr 1845, d. 6 Sep 1923
Mother*Anna Philomena Ruskauff b. 15 Aug 1847, d. a Jun 1905
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 July 1880Catherine Duren was born on 8 July 1880.
She was the daughter of Peter William Duren and Anna Philomena Ruskauff.

Lizzie Duren

F, b. 1879
Father*Peter William Duren b. 16 Apr 1845, d. 6 Sep 1923
Mother*Anna Philomena Ruskauff b. 15 Aug 1847, d. a Jun 1905
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1879Lizzie Duren was born in 1879 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Peter William Duren and Anna Philomena Ruskauff.
Census DateLocationDescription
June 1880Westford, Richland, WisconsinLizzie Duren was listed as a daughter in Peter William Duren's household on the 1880 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, EDNA Film Number T9-1445 Page Number 196B.

Anna Duren

F, b. 22 September 1876
Father*Peter William Duren b. 16 Apr 1845, d. 6 Sep 1923
Mother*Anna Philomena Ruskauff b. 15 Aug 1847, d. a Jun 1905
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 September 1876Anna Duren was born on 22 September 1876 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Peter William Duren and Anna Philomena Ruskauff.
Census DateLocationDescription
June 1880Westford, Richland, WisconsinAnna Duren was listed as a daughter in Peter William Duren's household on the 1880 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, EDNA Film Number T9-1445 Page Number 196B.

Anthony R. Duren

M, b. 14 February 1875
Father*Peter William Duren b. 16 Apr 1845, d. 6 Sep 1923
Mother*Anna Philomena Ruskauff b. 15 Aug 1847, d. a Jun 1905
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAnthony R. Duren married Margaret Wiedenfeld.
Birth14 February 1875Anthony R. Duren was born on 14 February 1875 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Peter William Duren and Anna Philomena Ruskauff.
Census DateLocationDescription
June 1880Westford, Richland, WisconsinAnthony R. Duren was listed as a son in Peter William Duren's household on the 1880 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Child of Anthony R. Duren and Margaret Wiedenfeld

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, EDNA Film Number T9-1445 Page Number 196B.

Adam Duren

M, b. 1872
Father*Peter William Duren b. 16 Apr 1845, d. 6 Sep 1923
Mother*Anna Philomena Ruskauff b. 15 Aug 1847, d. a Jun 1905
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1872Adam Duren was born in 1872 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Peter William Duren and Anna Philomena Ruskauff.
Census DateLocationDescription
June 1880Westford, Richland, WisconsinAdam Duren was listed as a son in Peter William Duren's household on the 1880 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, EDNA Film Number T9-1445 Page Number 196B.

Conrad J. Duren

M, b. 16 December 1869
Father*Peter William Duren b. 16 Apr 1845, d. 6 Sep 1923
Mother*Anna Philomena Ruskauff b. 15 Aug 1847, d. a Jun 1905
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 December 1869Conrad J. Duren was born on 16 December 1869 at Wisconsin also reported as Oct 1869.
He was the son of Peter William Duren and Anna Philomena Ruskauff.
Census DateLocationDescription
June 1880Westford, Richland, WisconsinConrad J. Duren was listed as a son in Peter William Duren's household on the 1880 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, EDNA Film Number T9-1445 Page Number 196B.

William Duren

M, b. circa 1869
Father*Peter William Duren b. 16 Apr 1845, d. 6 Sep 1923
Mother*Anna Philomena Ruskauff b. 15 Aug 1847, d. a Jun 1905
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1869William Duren was born circa 1869 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Peter William Duren and Anna Philomena Ruskauff.

Bertha (?)

F, b. 1865, d. 1945
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Scallon.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageBertha (?) married Hugh Scallon, son of Hugh Scallon and Mary McKeegan.
Birth1865Bertha (?) was born in 1865.
Death1945She died in 1945.

Margaret Wiedenfeld

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Duren.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMargaret Wiedenfeld married Anthony R. Duren, son of Peter William Duren and Anna Philomena Ruskauff.

Child of Margaret Wiedenfeld and Anthony R. Duren

Philippine Helen Duren

F, b. 26 June 1907, d. 9 February 2001
Father*Anthony R. Duren b. 14 Feb 1875
Mother*Margaret Wiedenfeld
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Anderson.
Married NameHer married name was King.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriagePhilippine Helen Duren married Myron Austin Anderson.
Birth26 June 1907Philippine Helen Duren was born on 26 June 1907.
She was the daughter of Anthony R. Duren and Margaret Wiedenfeld.
Death9 February 2001Philippine Helen Duren died on 9 February 2001 at age 93.

Myron Austin Anderson

M, b. 2 April 1909, d. 4 February 1949
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMyron Austin Anderson married Philippine Helen Duren, daughter of Anthony R. Duren and Margaret Wiedenfeld.
Birth2 April 1909Myron Austin Anderson was born on 2 April 1909.
Death4 February 1949He died on 4 February 1949 at age 39.

Henrietta Mary Mohelnitzky

F, b. 22 May 1888, d. January 1983
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHenrietta Mary Mohelnitzky was also known as Etta.
Married Name8 September 1910As of 8 September 1910,her married name was Duren.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 May 1888Henrietta Mary Mohelnitzky was born on 22 May 1888 at Wisconsin.
Marriage8 September 1910She married Frank Mathias Duren, son of Joseph William Duren and Anna Marie Leimkueler, on 8 September 1910 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Cazenovia, Richland, Wisconsin, A pretty wedding took place on Thursday September 8, at St Anthony's church when Frank Duren and Henrietta Mohelnitzky were united in marriage. The ceremony took place at 9 o'clock in the morning, the Rev. Stephen Duren of Groton, S.D., uncle of the groom officiating. The witnesses were John and Hannah Duren, brother and sister of the groom and Frances Mohelnitzky, sister of the bride and Tony Milfred.

After the ceremony the guests congregated at the home of the bride. The bridal party was preceeded by the Cazenovia Band, an organization of which Mr. Duren is a member. The day was an enjoyable one and a dance was given at the Opera House in the evening.

Both the bride and the groom are highly respected young people of this place and they have the best wishes of all. They left the following Saturday for a week's visit in Milwaukee. They are now at home to their friends at Germantown.
DeathJanuary 1983Henrietta Mary Mohelnitzky died in January 1983 at age 94.

Children of Henrietta Mary Mohelnitzky and Frank Mathias Duren

Lucille Frances Duren

F, b. 4 June 1911, d. 29 June 1996
Father*Frank Mathias Duren b. 16 Dec 1886, d. 25 Jun 1952
Mother*Henrietta Mary Mohelnitzky b. 22 May 1888, d. Jan 1983
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Richart.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageLucille Frances Duren married George Norbert Richart.
Birth4 June 1911Lucille Frances Duren was born on 4 June 1911 at Cazenovia, Richland, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Frank Mathias Duren and Henrietta Mary Mohelnitzky.
Death29 June 1996Lucille Frances Duren died on 29 June 1996 at Chilton, Calumet, Wisconsin, at age 85.

Marcella Mary Duren

F, b. 8 July 1915, d. November 1980
Father*Frank Mathias Duren b. 16 Dec 1886, d. 25 Jun 1952
Mother*Henrietta Mary Mohelnitzky b. 22 May 1888, d. Jan 1983
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name24 November 1942As of 24 November 1942,her married name was Anderson.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 July 1915Marcella Mary Duren was born on 8 July 1915 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Frank Mathias Duren and Henrietta Mary Mohelnitzky.
Marriage24 November 1942Marcella Mary Duren married Edward Leo Anderson on 24 November 1942 at Camp Crowder, Missouri.
DeathNovember 1980Marcella Mary Duren died in November 1980 at age 65.

Robert Francis Duren

M, b. 17 September 1918, d. 2 January 1984
Father*Frank Mathias Duren b. 16 Dec 1886, d. 25 Jun 1952
Mother*Henrietta Mary Mohelnitzky b. 22 May 1888, d. Jan 1983
Life EventDateDescription
Birth17 September 1918Robert Francis Duren was born on 17 September 1918 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Frank Mathias Duren and Henrietta Mary Mohelnitzky.
Death2 January 1984Robert Francis Duren died on 2 January 1984 at Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 65.

James Sylvester Duren

M, b. 31 December 1924, d. 14 June 2003
Father*Frank Mathias Duren b. 16 Dec 1886, d. 25 Jun 1952
Mother*Henrietta Mary Mohelnitzky b. 22 May 1888, d. Jan 1983
Life EventDateDescription
Birth31 December 1924James Sylvester Duren was born on 31 December 1924 at Cazenovia, Richland, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Frank Mathias Duren and Henrietta Mary Mohelnitzky.
Death14 June 2003James Sylvester Duren died on 14 June 2003 at age 78.

Irene J. Duren

F, b. 5 February 1917, d. 16 July 2012
Father*Frank Mathias Duren b. 16 Dec 1886, d. 25 Jun 1952
Mother*Henrietta Mary Mohelnitzky b. 22 May 1888, d. Jan 1983
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name11 June 1941As of 11 June 1941,her married name was Soltwedel.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 February 1917Irene J. Duren was born on 5 February 1917 at Richland, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Frank Mathias Duren and Henrietta Mary Mohelnitzky.
Marriage11 June 1941Irene J. Duren married Paul L. Soltwedel, son of Otto J. Soltwedel and Emma D. Lindenberg, on 11 June 1941.
Death16 July 2012Irene J. Duren died on 16 July 2012 at age 95 Irene J. Soltwedel, age 95, of Cazenovia, left us peacefully to join the love of her life, Paul, on Monday, July 16, 2012. She was born on February 5, 1917 in Cazenovia, the daughter of Frank M. and Henrietta (Mohelnitzky) Duren. She was an elementary school teacher who taught in rural one room school houses in Richland County. She played banjo and piano in the family orchestra, Frank Duren and His Masters of Swing. It was at one of those dance jobs in Loganville that she met her future husband, Paul L. Soltwedel and they were married on June 11, 1941. They first operated the Soltwedel Hotel and Dance Hall in Loganville, and later operated Soltwedel’s Store in Cazenovia. She was a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary McNamara-Jasper Post 491 in Cazenovia, a lifelong member of St. Anthony dePadua Parish where she was a choir director for many years, and a member of St. Anne’s Altar Society. She loved every member of her family and passed on to them her love of music.

Irene is survived by:

Four children: Dianne (Dennis) Dieter of St. Germain,

Stephen (Linda) Soltwedel of St. Germain,

Mary (Ron) Barefield of McFarland,

John (Ellen) Soltwedel of Hillpoint;

Six Grandchildren: Catherine (Douglas) Moore, Daniel (Karen) Dieter, Paul (Maureen) Soltwedel, Kimberly (David) Upton, Rebecca Barefield and Philip (Kim Hoffmann) Barefield;

10 Great-Grandchildren;

A sister: Joanne Duren of Tucson, Arizona;

Sister-in-law: Connie Giacalone of Ironton;

Many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Lucille Richart and Marcella Anderson and three brothers, George, Robert and James Duren.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Irene J. Soltwedel will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Friday, July 20, 2012 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Germantown with Father Wesley Janowski officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at the Cazenovia Chapel. A rosary will be prayed at 7:30 P.M. Friends may also call on Friday from 10:00 A.M until the time of the service at the church. Memorials of remembrance may be made to the Legion Auxiliary.

The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.