Sophia Specht

F, b. September 1889
Father*Charles Specht b. Nov 1856, d. a 1918
Mother*Sophia Schmidt b. Nov 1857
Life EventDateDescription
BirthSeptember 1889Sophia Specht was born in September 1889 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Charles Specht and Sophia Schmidt.
Census DateLocationDescription
12 June 1900Sheridan, Cherokee, IowaSophia Specht was listed as a daughter in Charles Specht's household on the 1900 Census at Sheridan, Cherokee, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED22. Dwelling 119.

Christoff Specht

M, b. April 1894
Father*Charles Specht b. Nov 1856, d. a 1918
Mother*Sophia Schmidt b. Nov 1857
Life EventDateDescription
BirthApril 1894Christoff Specht was born in April 1894 at Iowa.
He was the son of Charles Specht and Sophia Schmidt.
Census DateLocationDescription
12 June 1900Sheridan, Cherokee, IowaChristoff Specht was listed as a son in Charles Specht's household on the 1900 Census at Sheridan, Cherokee, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED22. Dwelling 119.

Emma Specht

F, b. April 1897
Father*Charles Specht b. Nov 1856, d. a 1918
Mother*Sophia Schmidt b. Nov 1857
Life EventDateDescription
BirthApril 1897Emma Specht was born in April 1897 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Charles Specht and Sophia Schmidt.
Census DateLocationDescription
12 June 1900Sheridan, Cherokee, IowaEmma Specht was listed as a daughter in Charles Specht's household on the 1900 Census at Sheridan, Cherokee, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED22. Dwelling 119.

Wilhelm John Specht

M, b. 7 April 1899
Father*Charles Specht b. Nov 1856, d. a 1918
Mother*Sophia Schmidt b. Nov 1857
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilhelm John Specht was also known as William John.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 April 1899Wilhelm John Specht was born on 7 April 1899 at Iowa.
He was the son of Charles Specht and Sophia Schmidt.
Marriagecirca 1925Wilhelm John Specht married Vivian (?) circa 1925.
Census DateLocationDescription
12 June 1900Sheridan, Cherokee, IowaWilhelm John Specht was listed as a son in Charles Specht's household on the 1900 Census at Sheridan, Cherokee, Iowa.1
  • On 12 September 1918 at World War I Draft Registration, Cherokee, Iowa.

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED22. Dwelling 119.

Amelia Mayer

F, b. circa 1886
Father*Jacob Mayer d. b 1925
Mother*Amelia Staka b. c 1852, d. a 1925
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1910As of circa 1910,her married name was Specht.
Life EventDateDescription
DeathAmelia Mayer died.
Birthcirca 1886She was born circa 1886 at Germany.
She was the daughter of Jacob Mayer and Amelia Staka.
Marriagecirca 1910Amelia Mayer married John Conrad Specht, son of Charles Specht and Sophia Schmidt, circa 1910.

Children of Amelia Mayer and John Conrad Specht

Myra Louise Specht

F, b. 7 December 1918, d. 7 February 2005
Father*John Conrad Specht b. 11 Apr 1887
Mother*Amelia Mayer b. c 1886
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name30 March 1938As of 30 March 1938,her married name was Johnson.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 December 1918Myra Louise Specht was born on 7 December 1918 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of John Conrad Specht and Amelia Mayer.
Marriage30 March 1938Myra Louise Specht married Roy Oliver Johnson on 30 March 1938.
Death7 February 2005Myra Louise Specht died on 7 February 2005 at age 86 Myra L. Johnson, 86, of Marcus, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Myra Louise Specht was born on Dec. 7, 1918, at Sheridan Township, Cherokee County, the daughter of John and Amelia (Mayer) Specht. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith on Dec. 17, 1918, and confirmed on April 9, 1933, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Marcus.
On March 30, 1938, Myra and Roy O. Johnson were united in marriage at Marcus. The couple made their home on a farm near Marcus where they raised their family. Roy died suddenly on March 29, 1986. Myra remained on the farm until moving to Le Mars in 1997. She had been a resident of the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars since 2002.
Myra was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, baking, and canning. Her true dedication in life was her faithful devotion to her husband and family. She will be lovingly remembered for her charming smile, strong faith, and her caring ways and thoughtfulness of others.
Survivors include her two daughters, Betty Kommes and her husband, Leonard of Le Mars and Patty Laubenthal and her husband, Dave of Spencer; two sons, Wayne Johnson and his wife, Teresa of Greeley, Colo., and John B. Johnson and his wife, Marirose of Marcus; eight grandchildren, Brent Kommes and his wife, Larissa of Sioux City, Angela Kommes of Sioux Falls, S.D., Heidi Kommes of Savannah, Ga., Katie and Jessica Johnson of Greeley, Colo., Lindy, Adam and Dilan Laubenthal of Spencer; a sister, Catherine Wendt of Cleghorn; two brothers, Robert Specht and his wife, Elvera of Cleghorn, and Roy Specht of Marcus.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 48 years, Roy; two sons, LeRoy and Vernon; a daughter, Linda; a granddaughter, Ashley Johnson; and a brother, Harris Specht.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. The Rev. James Gruber will officiate. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Marcus. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Earnest-Rohde Funeral Home in Marcus. The family will be present from 5 to 8 p.m. and there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral.
Pallbearers will be Myra's grandchildren.

Children of Myra Louise Specht and Roy Oliver Johnson

Roy Oliver Johnson

M, b. 30 June 1909, d. 29 March 1986
Life EventDateDescription
Birth30 June 1909Roy Oliver Johnson was born on 30 June 1909.
Marriage30 March 1938He married Myra Louise Specht, daughter of John Conrad Specht and Amelia Mayer, on 30 March 1938.
Death29 March 1986Roy Oliver Johnson died on 29 March 1986 at age 76.

Children of Roy Oliver Johnson and Myra Louise Specht

Elizabeth Julia Johnson

F, b. 6 December 1945, d. 22 February 2017
Father*Roy Oliver Johnson b. 30 Jun 1909, d. 29 Mar 1986
Mother*Myra Louise Specht b. 7 Dec 1918, d. 7 Feb 2005
Name TypeDateDescription
NicknameElizabeth Julia Johnson also went by the name of Betty.
Married Name5 May 1973As of 5 May 1973,her married name was Kommes.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth6 December 1945Elizabeth Julia Johnson was born on 6 December 1945 at LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa.
She was the daughter of Roy Oliver Johnson and Myra Louise Specht.
Marriage5 May 1973Elizabeth Julia Johnson married Leonard Joseph Kommes on 5 May 1973.
Death22 February 2017Elizabeth Julia Johnson died on 22 February 2017 at Sioux City, Iowa, at age 71.

Leonard Joseph Kommes

M, d. 25 September 2005
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage5 May 1973Leonard Joseph Kommes married Elizabeth Julia Johnson, daughter of Roy Oliver Johnson and Myra Louise Specht, on 5 May 1973.
Death25 September 2005Leonard Joseph Kommes died on 25 September 2005.

Roy Carl Specht

M, b. circa 1914
Father*John Conrad Specht b. 11 Apr 1887
Mother*Amelia Mayer b. c 1886
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1914Roy Carl Specht was born circa 1914 at Iowa.
He was the son of John Conrad Specht and Amelia Mayer.

LeRoy Johnson

M, d. before February 2005
Father*Roy Oliver Johnson b. 30 Jun 1909, d. 29 Mar 1986
Mother*Myra Louise Specht b. 7 Dec 1918, d. 7 Feb 2005
Life EventDateDescription
LeRoy Johnson was the son of Roy Oliver Johnson and Myra Louise Specht.
Deathbefore February 2005LeRoy Johnson died before February 2005.

Vernon Johnson

M, d. before February 2005
Father*Roy Oliver Johnson b. 30 Jun 1909, d. 29 Mar 1986
Mother*Myra Louise Specht b. 7 Dec 1918, d. 7 Feb 2005
Life EventDateDescription
Vernon Johnson was the son of Roy Oliver Johnson and Myra Louise Specht.
Deathbefore February 2005Vernon Johnson died before February 2005.

Linda Johnson

F, d. before February 2005
Father*Roy Oliver Johnson b. 30 Jun 1909, d. 29 Mar 1986
Mother*Myra Louise Specht b. 7 Dec 1918, d. 7 Feb 2005
Life EventDateDescription
Linda Johnson was the daughter of Roy Oliver Johnson and Myra Louise Specht.
Deathbefore February 2005Linda Johnson died before February 2005.

Harris William Specht

M, b. circa 1916, d. before February 2005
Father*John Conrad Specht b. 11 Apr 1887
Mother*Amelia Mayer b. c 1886
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1916Harris William Specht was born circa 1916 at Iowa.
He was the son of John Conrad Specht and Amelia Mayer.
Deathbefore February 2005Harris William Specht died before February 2005.

Jacob Mayer

M, d. before 1925
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJacob Mayer was born at Germany.
MarriageHe married Amelia Staka at Illinois.
Deathbefore 1925Jacob Mayer died before 1925.

Child of Jacob Mayer and Amelia Staka

Amelia Staka

F, b. circa 1852, d. after 1925
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Mayer.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAmelia Staka married Jacob Mayer at Illinois.
Birthcirca 1852Amelia Staka was born circa 1852 at Germany.
Deathafter 1925She died after 1925.

Child of Amelia Staka and Jacob Mayer

Vivian (?)

F, b. circa 1905
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1925As of circa 1925,her married name was Specht.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1905Vivian (?) was born circa 1905 at Iowa.
Marriagecirca 1925She married Wilhelm John Specht, son of Charles Specht and Sophia Schmidt, circa 1925.

Marie Kamrath

F, b. circa 1891
Father*August Kamrath b. c 1862
Mother*Ida Bielke b. c 1872
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1911As of circa 1911,her married name was Specht.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1891Marie Kamrath was born circa 1891 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of August Kamrath and Ida Bielke.
Marriagecirca 1911Marie Kamrath married Henry Jacob Specht, son of Charles Specht and Sophia Schmidt, circa 1911.

Children of Marie Kamrath and Henry Jacob Specht

Mildred Emma Specht

F, b. circa 1912
Father*Henry Jacob Specht b. 13 Dec 1882
Mother*Marie Kamrath b. c 1891
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1912Mildred Emma Specht was born circa 1912 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Henry Jacob Specht and Marie Kamrath.

Esther Sophia Specht

F, b. circa 1915
Father*Henry Jacob Specht b. 13 Dec 1882
Mother*Marie Kamrath b. c 1891
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1915Esther Sophia Specht was born circa 1915 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Henry Jacob Specht and Marie Kamrath.

Dorothy May Specht

F, b. circa 1920
Father*Henry Jacob Specht b. 13 Dec 1882
Mother*Marie Kamrath b. c 1891
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1920Dorothy May Specht was born circa 1920 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Henry Jacob Specht and Marie Kamrath.

August Kamrath

M, b. circa 1862
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAugust Kamrath married Ida Bielke at Iowa.
Birthcirca 1862August Kamrath was born circa 1862 at Germany.

Child of August Kamrath and Ida Bielke

Ida Bielke

F, b. circa 1872
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Kamrath.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageIda Bielke married August Kamrath at Iowa.
Birthcirca 1872Ida Bielke was born circa 1872 at Germany.

Child of Ida Bielke and August Kamrath

Sebastian Walch

M, b. November 1832, d. before 1925
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationSebastian Walch was also known as S.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthNovember 1832Sebastian Walch was born in November 1832 at Austria or Germany.
Marriagecirca 1856He married Mary (?) circa 1856 at Iowa.
Deathbefore 1925Sebastian Walch died before 1925.
Census DateLocationDescription
13 June 1870Jefferson, Clayton, IowaSebastian Walch was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Jefferson, Clayton, Iowa.1
1880Bath, Cerro Gordo, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Bath, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.2
8 June 1900Sugar Creek, Cerro Gordo, IowaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Sugar Creek, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.3

Children of Sebastian Walch and Mary (?)

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 16-17. Dwelling 119.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0332 Page Number 327A.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17. Dwelling 83.

William Walch

M, b. circa 1874, d. after 1925
Father*Sebastian Walch b. Nov 1832, d. b 1925
Mother*Mary (?) b. c 1839, d. b 1925
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1874William Walch was born circa 1874 at Iowa.
He was the son of Sebastian Walch and Mary (?).
UNMARRIED1925As of 1925, William Walch was never married.
Deathafter 1925He died after 1925.
Census DateLocationDescription
1880Bath, Cerro Gordo, IowaWilliam Walch was listed as a son in Sebastian Walch's household on the 1880 Census at Bath, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.1
8 June 1900Sugar Creek, Cerro Gordo, IowaWilliam Walch was listed as a son in Sebastian Walch's household on the 1900 Census at Sugar Creek, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.2

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0332 Page Number 327A.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17. Dwelling 83.

Mary (?)

F, b. circa 1839, d. before 1925
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMary (?) was also known as Marie (?).
Married Namecirca 1856As of circa 1856,her married name was Walch.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1839Mary (?) was born circa 1839 at Austria or Germany.
Marriagecirca 1856She married Sebastian Walch circa 1856 at Iowa.
Deathbefore 1925Mary (?) died before 1925.
Census DateLocationDescription
13 June 1870Jefferson, Clayton, IowaMary (?) was listed in Sebastian Walch's household on the 1870 Census at Jefferson, Clayton, Iowa.1
1880Bath, Cerro Gordo, IowaMary (?) was listed as wife in Sebastian Walch's household on the 1880 Census at Bath, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.2
8 June 1900Sugar Creek, Cerro Gordo, IowaMary (?) was listed as wife in Sebastian Walch's household on the 1900 Census at Sugar Creek, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.3
  • Mary (?) had 8 with 6 living in 1900 children.

Children of Mary (?) and Sebastian Walch

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 16-17. Dwelling 119.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0332 Page Number 327A.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17. Dwelling 83.

Celia Walch

F, b. circa 1862
Father*Sebastian Walch b. Nov 1832, d. b 1925
Mother*Mary (?) b. c 1839, d. b 1925
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1862Celia Walch was born circa 1862 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Sebastian Walch and Mary (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
13 June 1870Jefferson, Clayton, IowaCelia Walch was listed in Sebastian Walch's household on the 1870 Census at Jefferson, Clayton, Iowa.1
1880Bath, Cerro Gordo, IowaCelia Walch was listed as a daughter in Sebastian Walch's household on the 1880 Census at Bath, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.2

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 16-17. Dwelling 119.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0332 Page Number 327A.

Mary Walch

F, b. circa 1864
Father*Sebastian Walch b. Nov 1832, d. b 1925
Mother*Mary (?) b. c 1839, d. b 1925
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1864Mary Walch was born circa 1864 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Sebastian Walch and Mary (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
13 June 1870Jefferson, Clayton, IowaMary Walch was listed in Sebastian Walch's household on the 1870 Census at Jefferson, Clayton, Iowa.1
1880Bath, Cerro Gordo, IowaMary Walch was listed as a daughter in Sebastian Walch's household on the 1880 Census at Bath, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.2
8 June 1900Sugar Creek, Cerro Gordo, IowaMary Walch was listed as a daughter in Sebastian Walch's household on the 1900 Census at Sugar Creek, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.3

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 16-17. Dwelling 119.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0332 Page Number 327A.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17. Dwelling 83.

Herman Walch

M, b. circa 1868
Father*Sebastian Walch b. Nov 1832, d. b 1925
Mother*Mary (?) b. c 1839, d. b 1925
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1868Herman Walch was born circa 1868 at Iowa.
He was the son of Sebastian Walch and Mary (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
13 June 1870Jefferson, Clayton, IowaHerman Walch was listed in Sebastian Walch's household on the 1870 Census at Jefferson, Clayton, Iowa.1
1880Bath, Cerro Gordo, IowaHerman Walch was listed as a son in Sebastian Walch's household on the 1880 Census at Bath, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.2
8 June 1900Sugar Creek, Cerro Gordo, IowaHerman Walch was listed as a son in Sebastian Walch's household on the 1900 Census at Sugar Creek, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.3

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 16-17. Dwelling 119.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0332 Page Number 327A.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17. Dwelling 83.

Mena Walch

F, b. circa 1869
Father*Sebastian Walch b. Nov 1832, d. b 1925
Mother*Mary (?) b. c 1839, d. b 1925
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMena Walch was also known as Minnie.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1869Mena Walch was born circa 1869 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Sebastian Walch and Mary (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
13 June 1870Jefferson, Clayton, IowaMena Walch was listed in Sebastian Walch's household on the 1870 Census at Jefferson, Clayton, Iowa.1
1880Bath, Cerro Gordo, IowaMena Walch was listed as a daughter in Sebastian Walch's household on the 1880 Census at Bath, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.2

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 16-17. Dwelling 119.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0332 Page Number 327A.