Bertha E. Ritzer

F, b. September 1883, d. 1967
Father*William A. Ritzer b. Dec 1839, d. a Jun 1900
Mother*Ernestina (?) b. Jan 1855, d. a Jun 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name17 December 1902As of 17 December 1902,her married name was Thies.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthSeptember 1883Bertha E. Ritzer was born in September 1883 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of William A. Ritzer and Ernestina (?).
Marriage17 December 1902Bertha E. Ritzer married Henry F. Thies Sr., son of Charles H. Thies and Elizabeth Meyer, on 17 December 1902 at St. John's, Leland, Wisconsin.1
Death1967Bertha E. Ritzer died in 1967.
Census DateLocationDescription
2 June 1900Honey Creek, Sauk, WisconsinBertha E. Ritzer was listed as a daughter in William A. Ritzer's household on the 1900 Census at Honey Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
11 April 1930Reedsburg, Sauk, WisconsinBertha E. Ritzer was listed as wife in Henry F. Thies Sr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.3

Children of Bertha E. Ritzer and Henry F. Thies Sr.

Citations

  1. [S386] Lutheran Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church Records 1875-1940.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED137. Dwelling 12.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED31. Dwelling 96.

Esther D. Thies

F, b. 13 April 1910, d. 25 August 2003
Father*Henry F. Thies Sr. b. 1 Jul 1878, d. Aug 1971
Mother*Bertha E. Ritzer b. Sep 1883, d. 1967
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEsther D. Thies was also known as Ester.
Married Name17 February 1935As of 17 February 1935,her married name was Ott.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth13 April 1910Esther D. Thies was born on 13 April 1910 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Henry F. Thies Sr. and Bertha E. Ritzer.
Marriage17 February 1935Esther D. Thies married Harold A. Ott on 17 February 1935.
Death25 August 2003Esther D. Thies died on 25 August 2003 at age 93 Esther D. Ott, age 93, of Reedsburg, died on Monday evening, Aug. 25, 2003, in the Sauk County Health Care Center. She was born on April 13, 1910, in the township of Reedsburg, the daughter of Henry and Bertha (Ritzer) Thies Sr. On Feb. 17, 1935, she was married to Harold A. Ott. Esther was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing cards, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will especially remembered for her rose garden and her Christmas cookies. Survivors include three children, Duane (Geraldine) Ott of Singapore, Marjorie Schmidt of Reedsburg, and Carla (Clifford) Ott-Oldre, of Maple Grove, Minn; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth (Clarence) Dreifke of Reedsburg, and LaVera (Milton) Wollschlager of Reedsburg; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Thies of Reedsburg, and Milda Thies of Marshfield; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, on Feb. 25, 1984; her parents; a grandson, Curtis Schmidt; her son-in-law, Robert Schmidt; seven brothers, Henry Jr., Erwin, Herbert, Clarence, Carl, Raymond and Norman; and a sister, Marcella Giese. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, at ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Loganville. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at the HOOF FUNERAL HOME, Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Peter's Restoration Fund or the Sauk County Health Care Center would be appreciated.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal August 27, 2003 - Esther D (Thies) Ott obituary
Census DateLocationDescription
11 April 1930Reedsburg, Sauk, WisconsinEsther D. Thies was listed as a daughter in Henry F. Thies Sr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED31. Dwelling 96.

Harold A. Ott

M, d. 25 February 1984
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage17 February 1935Harold A. Ott married Esther D. Thies, daughter of Henry F. Thies Sr. and Bertha E. Ritzer, on 17 February 1935.
Death25 February 1984Harold A. Ott died on 25 February 1984.

Robert Schmidt

M, d. before August 2003
Life EventDateDescription
Deathbefore August 2003Robert Schmidt died before August 2003.

Child of Robert Schmidt

Ruth E. Thies

F, b. 24 December 1921, d. 25 December 2007
Father*Henry F. Thies Sr. b. 1 Jul 1878, d. Aug 1971
Mother*Bertha E. Ritzer b. Sep 1883, d. 1967
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name2 October 1948As of 2 October 1948,her married name was Dreifke.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth24 December 1921Ruth E. Thies was born on 24 December 1921 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Henry F. Thies Sr. and Bertha E. Ritzer.
Marriage2 October 1948Ruth E. Thies married Clarence O. Dreifke, son of Herman C. Dreifke and Elfreida J. Eickert, on 2 October 1948.
Death25 December 2007Ruth E. Thies died on 25 December 2007 at age 86.
Census DateLocationDescription
11 April 1930Reedsburg, Sauk, WisconsinRuth E. Thies was listed as a daughter in Henry F. Thies Sr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
  • Ruth E. Thies obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED31. Dwelling 96.

Clarence O. Dreifke

M, b. 30 May 1918, d. 9 December 2012
Father*Herman C. Dreifke b. c 1865, d. a 1920
Mother*Elfreida J. Eickert b. c 1877, d. a 1920
Clarence Dreifke 1936 senior portrait Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Life EventDateDescription
Birth30 May 1918Clarence O. Dreifke was born on 30 May 1918.
He was the son of Herman C. Dreifke and Elfreida J. Eickert.
Marriage2 October 1948Clarence O. Dreifke married Ruth E. Thies, daughter of Henry F. Thies Sr. and Bertha E. Ritzer, on 2 October 1948.
Death9 December 2012Clarence O. Dreifke died on 9 December 2012 at age 94 Clarence O. Dreifke, age 94, of Reedsburg, died on Sunday, December 9, 2012 in the Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center. He was born on May 30, 1918 at North Freedom, the son of Herman and Elfreda (Eickert) Dreifke. Clarence was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army-Air Force. On October 2, 1948, he was united in marriage to the former Ruth E. Thies. Clarence worked as a city mail carrier for the Reedsburg Post Office for thirty years until his retirement. He was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Rock Springs. He was also a member of the Reedsburg American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards. Survivors include his sister: Ruby Behn, of Reedsburg; two sisters-in-law: LaVera Wollschlager, of Reedsburg and Evelyn Thies, of Reedsburg; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, on December 25, 2007; his parents; his brother: Erwin Dreifke and his sister: Lillian Wolters. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 14, 2012 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rock Springs with Pastor David Karow officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Reedsburg American Legion. The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church would be appreciated. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
  • Clarence O. Dreifke graduated in 1936 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Curtis Schmidt

M, d. before August 2003
Father*Robert Schmidt d. b Aug 2003
Life EventDateDescription
Curtis Schmidt was the son of Robert Schmidt.
Deathbefore August 2003Curtis Schmidt died before August 2003.

Henry W. H. Thies Jr.

M, b. 16 October 1905, d. 3 December 1961
Father*Henry F. Thies Sr. b. 1 Jul 1878, d. Aug 1971
Mother*Bertha E. Ritzer b. Sep 1883, d. 1967
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHenry W. H. Thies Jr. married Ruth Foege.
Birth16 October 1905Henry W. H. Thies Jr. was born on 16 October 1905 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Henry F. Thies Sr. and Bertha E. Ritzer.
Death3 December 1961Henry W. H. Thies Jr. died on 3 December 1961 at age 56.

Erwin A. Thies

M, b. 18 February 1904, d. 13 August 1986
Father*Henry F. Thies Sr. b. 1 Jul 1878, d. Aug 1971
Mother*Bertha E. Ritzer b. Sep 1883, d. 1967
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationErwin A. Thies was also known as Ervin.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 February 1904Erwin A. Thies was born on 18 February 1904 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Henry F. Thies Sr. and Bertha E. Ritzer.
Marriage20 September 1936Erwin A. Thies married Hertha Meta Emilie Hasz, daughter of Theodore N. Hasz and Wilhemina Bertha Ruehlow, on 20 September 1936.
Death13 August 1986Erwin A. Thies died on 13 August 1986 at age 82.
Census DateLocationDescription
11 April 1930Reedsburg, Sauk, WisconsinErwin A. Thies was listed as a son in Henry F. Thies Sr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
  • Erwin A. Thies obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Loganville, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • On 20 September 1976 Mr and Mrs Erwin Thies 40th wedding anniversary.
    Mr and Mrs Erwin Thies 40th wedding anniversary 20 Sep 1976

Child of Erwin A. Thies and Hertha Meta Emilie Hasz

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED31. Dwelling 96.

Herbert E. Thies

M, b. 1908, d. 1996
Father*Henry F. Thies Sr. b. 1 Jul 1878, d. Aug 1971
Mother*Bertha E. Ritzer b. Sep 1883, d. 1967
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHerbert E. Thies married Evelyn M. (?).
MarriageHerbert E. Thies married Hertha M. (?).
MarriageHerbert E. Thies married Viola Bertha Gluth, daughter of Paul Gluth and Meta Schroeder.
Birth1908Herbert E. Thies was born in 1908.
He was the son of Henry F. Thies Sr. and Bertha E. Ritzer.
Death1996Herbert E. Thies died in 1996.

Clarence William Thies

M, b. 30 October 1913, d. 11 March 1995
Father*Henry F. Thies Sr. b. 1 Jul 1878, d. Aug 1971
Mother*Bertha E. Ritzer b. Sep 1883, d. 1967
Life EventDateDescription
Birth30 October 1913Clarence William Thies was born on 30 October 1913 at Wisconsin also reported as Dec 1913.
He was the son of Henry F. Thies Sr. and Bertha E. Ritzer.
Marriage5 August 1939Clarence William Thies married Milda Dorothy Heiden, daughter of Albert F. Heiden and Alma I. Hinrichs, on 5 August 1939.
Death11 March 1995Clarence William Thies died on 11 March 1995 at Wood, Wisconsin, at age 81.
Census DateLocationDescription
11 April 1930Reedsburg, Sauk, WisconsinClarence William Thies was listed as a son in Henry F. Thies Sr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
  • Clarence William Thies obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Marshfield, Wood, Wisconsin.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED31. Dwelling 96.

Carl Martin Thies

M, b. 6 May 1911, d. 20 July 1994
Father*Henry F. Thies Sr. b. 1 Jul 1878, d. Aug 1971
Mother*Bertha E. Ritzer b. Sep 1883, d. 1967
Life EventDateDescription
Birth6 May 1911Carl Martin Thies was born on 6 May 1911 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Henry F. Thies Sr. and Bertha E. Ritzer.
Marriage16 November 1941Carl Martin Thies married Edna Emma Martha Lutterman, daughter of Henry William Lutterman and Emma Voss, on 16 November 1941.
Death20 July 1994Carl Martin Thies died on 20 July 1994 at age 83.
Census DateLocationDescription
11 April 1930Reedsburg, Sauk, WisconsinCarl Martin Thies was listed as a son in Henry F. Thies Sr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
  • Carl Martin Thies obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Child of Carl Martin Thies and Edna Emma Martha Lutterman

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED31. Dwelling 96.

Raymond H. Thies

M, b. 8 June 1916, d. 14 October 1996
Father*Henry F. Thies Sr. b. 1 Jul 1878, d. Aug 1971
Mother*Bertha E. Ritzer b. Sep 1883, d. 1967
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 June 1916Raymond H. Thies was born on 8 June 1916 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Henry F. Thies Sr. and Bertha E. Ritzer.
Marriage8 June 1946Raymond H. Thies married Evelyn M. Schmidt, daughter of Walter Schmidt and Clara F. Quandt, on 8 June 1946.
Death14 October 1996Raymond H. Thies died on 14 October 1996 at age 80.
Census DateLocationDescription
11 April 1930Reedsburg, Sauk, WisconsinRaymond H. Thies was listed as a son in Henry F. Thies Sr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
  • Raymond H. Thies obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED31. Dwelling 96.

Norman W. Thies

M, b. 6 April 1920, d. 12 December 1995
Father*Henry F. Thies Sr. b. 1 Jul 1878, d. Aug 1971
Mother*Bertha E. Ritzer b. Sep 1883, d. 1967
Norman W Thies 1964 teacher at Wisconsin State College, Whitewater, Walworth, WI
Norman Thies 1938 senior portrait Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, WI
Life EventDateDescription
Birth6 April 1920Norman W. Thies was born on 6 April 1920 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Henry F. Thies Sr. and Bertha E. Ritzer.
Death12 December 1995Norman W. Thies died on 12 December 1995 at age 75.
Census DateLocationDescription
11 April 1930Reedsburg, Sauk, WisconsinNorman W. Thies was listed as a son in Henry F. Thies Sr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
  • Norman W. Thies obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin.
  • He graduated in 1938 at Reedsburg High School, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • He graduated in 1948 at Wisconsin State Teachers College, Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin.
    Norman W Thies 1948 senior portrait Wisconsin State Teachers College, Whitewater, Walworth, WI

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED31. Dwelling 96.

Marcella I. Thies

F, b. 23 December 1925, d. 13 January 1992
Father*Henry F. Thies Sr. b. 1 Jul 1878, d. Aug 1971
Mother*Bertha E. Ritzer b. Sep 1883, d. 1967
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Giese.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth23 December 1925Marcella I. Thies was born on 23 December 1925 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Henry F. Thies Sr. and Bertha E. Ritzer.
Death13 January 1992Marcella I. Thies died on 13 January 1992 at Rock, Wisconsin, at age 66.
Census DateLocationDescription
11 April 1930Reedsburg, Sauk, WisconsinMarcella I. Thies was listed as a daughter in Henry F. Thies Sr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED31. Dwelling 96.

Joseph Kuchta Sr.

M, b. June 1847, d. after June 1900
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJune 1847Joseph Kuchta Sr. was born in June 1847 at Bohemia.
Marriagecirca 1877He married Mary (?) circa 1877.
Deathafter June 1900Joseph Kuchta Sr. died after June 1900.
Census DateLocationDescription
2 June 1900Precinct 3, Cedar, NebraskaJoseph Kuchta Sr. was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Precinct 3, Cedar, Nebraska.1

Children of Joseph Kuchta Sr. and Mary (?)

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED35. Dwelling 15.

Mary (?)

F, b. May 1861, d. after 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1877As of circa 1877,her married name was Kuchta.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthMay 1861Mary (?) was born in May 1861 at Bohemia.
Marriagecirca 1877She married Joseph Kuchta Sr. circa 1877.
Deathafter 1900Mary (?) died after 1900.
Census DateLocationDescription
2 June 1900Precinct 3, Cedar, NebraskaMary (?) was listed as wife in Joseph Kuchta Sr.'s household on the 1900 Census at Precinct 3, Cedar, Nebraska.1
  • Mary (?) had 8 with 7 living in 1900 children.

Children of Mary (?) and Joseph Kuchta Sr.

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED35. Dwelling 15.

Anton Kuchta

M, b. June 1882
Father*Joseph Kuchta Sr. b. Jun 1847, d. a Jun 1900
Mother*Mary (?) b. May 1861, d. a 1900
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJune 1882Anton Kuchta was born in June 1882 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Joseph Kuchta Sr. and Mary (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
2 June 1900Precinct 3, Cedar, NebraskaAnton Kuchta was listed as a son in Joseph Kuchta Sr.'s household on the 1900 Census at Precinct 3, Cedar, Nebraska.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED35. Dwelling 15.

John Kuchta

M, b. February 1884
Father*Joseph Kuchta Sr. b. Jun 1847, d. a Jun 1900
Mother*Mary (?) b. May 1861, d. a 1900
Life EventDateDescription
BirthFebruary 1884John Kuchta was born in February 1884 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Joseph Kuchta Sr. and Mary (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
2 June 1900Precinct 3, Cedar, NebraskaJohn Kuchta was listed as a son in Joseph Kuchta Sr.'s household on the 1900 Census at Precinct 3, Cedar, Nebraska.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED35. Dwelling 15.

Annie Kuchta

F, b. February 1886
Father*Joseph Kuchta Sr. b. Jun 1847, d. a Jun 1900
Mother*Mary (?) b. May 1861, d. a 1900
Life EventDateDescription
BirthFebruary 1886Annie Kuchta was born in February 1886 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Joseph Kuchta Sr. and Mary (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
2 June 1900Precinct 3, Cedar, NebraskaAnnie Kuchta was listed as a daughter in Joseph Kuchta Sr.'s household on the 1900 Census at Precinct 3, Cedar, Nebraska.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED35. Dwelling 15.

Julia Kuchta

F, b. May 1888
Father*Joseph Kuchta Sr. b. Jun 1847, d. a Jun 1900
Mother*Mary (?) b. May 1861, d. a 1900
Life EventDateDescription
BirthMay 1888Julia Kuchta was born in May 1888 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Joseph Kuchta Sr. and Mary (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
2 June 1900Precinct 3, Cedar, NebraskaJulia Kuchta was listed as a daughter in Joseph Kuchta Sr.'s household on the 1900 Census at Precinct 3, Cedar, Nebraska.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED35. Dwelling 15.

Agnes Kuchta

F, b. June 1890
Father*Joseph Kuchta Sr. b. Jun 1847, d. a Jun 1900
Mother*Mary (?) b. May 1861, d. a 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAgnes Kuchta was also known as Agness.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJune 1890Agnes Kuchta was born in June 1890 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Joseph Kuchta Sr. and Mary (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
2 June 1900Precinct 3, Cedar, NebraskaAgnes Kuchta was listed as a daughter in Joseph Kuchta Sr.'s household on the 1900 Census at Precinct 3, Cedar, Nebraska.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED35. Dwelling 15.

Rosy M. Kuchta

F, b. January 1894
Father*Joseph Kuchta Sr. b. Jun 1847, d. a Jun 1900
Mother*Mary (?) b. May 1861, d. a 1900
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJanuary 1894Rosy M. Kuchta was born in January 1894 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Joseph Kuchta Sr. and Mary (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
2 June 1900Precinct 3, Cedar, NebraskaRosy M. Kuchta was listed as a daughter in Joseph Kuchta Sr.'s household on the 1900 Census at Precinct 3, Cedar, Nebraska.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED35. Dwelling 15.

Marcella M. Griffin

F, b. 28 September 1924, d. 5 June 2004
Father*Arthur E. Griffin b. 1 Jul 1888, d. 15 Apr 1969
Mother*Jennie M. (?) b. c 1896
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMarcella M. Griffin was also known as Sally.
Married Name18 July 1943As of 18 July 1943,her married name was Sumwalt.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 September 1924Marcella M. Griffin was born on 28 September 1924 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Arthur E. Griffin and Jennie M. (?).
Marriage18 July 1943Marcella M. Griffin married Lawrence E. Sumwalt, son of James Archie Sumwalt and Nellie Jane Kittle, on 18 July 1943.
Death5 June 2004Marcella M. Griffin died on 5 June 2004 at age 79 Marcella M. "Sally" Sumwalt, age 79, died at Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center on Saturday, June 5, 2004, from complications of a stroke. She was born in the town of Willow on Sept. 28, 1924, to Arthur and Jennie Griffin. She graduated from Lime Ridge High School in 1942. She was united in marriage on July 18, 1943, to Lawrence E. Sumwalt who preceded her in death. In 1954, they moved to Madison where she resided until 1998 when she sustained a stroke. Sally worked as a retail sales clerk at Sears for several years. She spent several years providing child care to her grandchildren as well as many other children who always called her "Grandma." Since 1998, she resided at Waunakee Manor. She was a member of Monona Oaks (Faith Baptist) Church since its beginning in 1955. She volunteered her time and talent as long as she was able to do so. She loved the church and enjoyed serving the Lord. Sally is survived by her three sons, Melvin (Kim) of Middleton, Myron "Dean" (Barbara) of Richland Center, and Gordon (Laurie) of Portage; six grandchildren, Gary (Allison) of Poynette, Connie (Robert) Thomas of Sun Prairie, Julie of Madison, David (Melissa) of Atlanta, Ga., Jason (Lynette Linke) of Chicago, Ill., and Jacob (Anisa Benton) of Myrtle Beach, S.C; four great-grandchildren, Gavin, Cassandra, Parker and Isabella; a sister, Lucille (Eldon) Moore of Richland Center; a brother-in-law, Laddie Lawrence of Indianapolis, Ind; sisters-in-law, Hazel of Indiana, Bernice Sumwalt of Richland Center, and Ruth (George) Cummings of Raleigh, N.C; many nieces; nephews; and friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lawrence, in 1991; her parents; her brothers, Arnold and William "Bill;" and a sister, Ruth. Funeral services will be held at MONONA OAKS CHURCH, 6200 Monona Drive, Monona, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2004, with the Rev. William Bartz officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the services on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made in her name to Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center, or to Monona Oaks Church. The family would like to thank the staff at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center and Waunakee Manor Nursing Home for the support and excellent care during her stay. Marcella will be remembered for her service to the Lord and her love for children. She touched many lives within her family and children she loved and cared for. Gunderson East Funeral Home (608) 221-5420.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 April 1930Ironton, Sauk, WisconsinMarcella M. Griffin was listed as a daughter in Arthur E. Griffin's household on the 1930 Census at Ironton, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
  • In October 1973 at Wisconsin celebrated Nellie (Kittle) Sumwalt's 81st birthday and 24th wedding anniversary of Mr and Mrs Leonard Sumwalt.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17. Dwelling 59.

Arthur E. Griffin

M, b. 1 July 1888, d. 15 April 1969
Father*William Griffin b. Mar 1845, d. a Jun 1917
Mother*Amanda H. (?) b. Sep 1857, d. a Jun 1917
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 July 1888Arthur E. Griffin was born on 1 July 1888 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of William Griffin and Amanda H. (?).
Marriagecirca 1920Arthur E. Griffin married Jennie M. (?) circa 1920.
Death15 April 1969Arthur E. Griffin died on 15 April 1969 at age 80.
Census DateLocationDescription
4 June 1900Westford, Richland, WisconsinArthur E. Griffin was listed as a son in William Griffin's household on the 1900 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin.1
5 April 1930Ironton, Sauk, WisconsinArthur E. Griffin was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Ironton, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
  • Arthur E. Griffin obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Richland Center, Richland, Wisconsin.
  • On 5 June 1917 at World War I Draft Registration, Richland, Wisconsin.

Children of Arthur E. Griffin and Jennie M. (?)

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED123. Dwelling 14.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17. Dwelling 59.

Jennie M. (?)

F, b. circa 1896
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1920As of circa 1920,her married name was Griffin.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1896Jennie M. (?) was born circa 1896 at Wisconsin.
Marriagecirca 1920She married Arthur E. Griffin, son of William Griffin and Amanda H. (?), circa 1920.
DeathJennie M. (?) died.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 April 1930Ironton, Sauk, WisconsinJennie M. (?) was listed as wife in Arthur E. Griffin's household on the 1930 Census at Ironton, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Children of Jennie M. (?) and Arthur E. Griffin

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17. Dwelling 59.

Eldon L. Moore

M, b. 28 September 1929, d. 7 January 2020
Father*Frank James Moore b. 4 Nov 1875, d. 3 Jul 1934
Mother*Ella Mercena Hatch b. 20 Aug 1879, d. 11 Jan 1963
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 September 1929Eldon L. Moore was born on 28 September 1929 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Frank James Moore and Ella Mercena Hatch.
Death7 January 2020Eldon L. Moore died on 7 January 2020 at age 90 Eldon L. Moore, 90, of Richland Center and formerly of the Loyd area passed away January 7th, 2020.

He was born the 9th child of Frank and Ella Moore at their farm home in Wheat Hollow. His father passed away when Eldon was 4 years old and he began operating the farm for his mother at age 14. He got up early to do chores and be ready to ride the bus to high school. He graduated valedictorian at age 16 from Ithaca High School. He continued farming and married Lucille Griffin in 1952. They farmed and raised their four children. Following back surgery in 1966, it was necessary for him to switch from dairy farming to a beef herd. He then began janitor work at Ithaca Schools. He later became groundskeeper and transportation supervisor. He continued to work there after an additional back surgery and a hip replacement. He retired in 1983 and in 1999 they moved to Richland Center.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lucille, and his children, Pam (Dan) Jones, Jerry (Glee) Moore, Denny (Sara) Moore and Cathy (John) Mickelson and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 sisters and 3 brothers, all of his in-laws and two infant great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Pratt Memorial Chapel with burial to follow in the Loyd Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Pratt Memorial Chapel from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 11:00 AM.
Census DateLocationDescription
1930Willow, Richland, WisconsinEldon L. Moore was listed as a son in Frank James Moore's household on the 1930 Census at Willow, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Willow, Richland, Wisconsin; Roll: 2608; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 23; Image: 930.0.

Arnold C. Griffin

M, b. circa 1921, d. before 2004
Father*Arthur E. Griffin b. 1 Jul 1888, d. 15 Apr 1969
Mother*Jennie M. (?) b. c 1896
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1921Arnold C. Griffin was born circa 1921 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Arthur E. Griffin and Jennie M. (?).
Deathbefore 2004Arnold C. Griffin died before 2004.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 April 1930Ironton, Sauk, WisconsinArnold C. Griffin was listed as a son in Arthur E. Griffin's household on the 1930 Census at Ironton, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17. Dwelling 59.

William E. Griffin

M, b. circa 1924, d. before 2004
Father*Arthur E. Griffin b. 1 Jul 1888, d. 15 Apr 1969
Mother*Jennie M. (?) b. c 1896
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilliam E. Griffin was also known as Bill.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1924William E. Griffin was born circa 1924 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Arthur E. Griffin and Jennie M. (?).
Deathbefore 2004William E. Griffin died before 2004.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 April 1930Ironton, Sauk, WisconsinWilliam E. Griffin was listed as a son in Arthur E. Griffin's household on the 1930 Census at Ironton, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17. Dwelling 59.

Ruth I. Griffin

F, b. circa 1926, d. before 2004
Father*Arthur E. Griffin b. 1 Jul 1888, d. 15 Apr 1969
Mother*Jennie M. (?) b. c 1896
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1926Ruth I. Griffin was born circa 1926 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Arthur E. Griffin and Jennie M. (?).
Deathbefore 2004Ruth I. Griffin died before 2004.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 April 1930Ironton, Sauk, WisconsinRuth I. Griffin was listed as a daughter in Arthur E. Griffin's household on the 1930 Census at Ironton, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17. Dwelling 59.