Jacob Wirtz1

Last Edited2 Nov 2020
M, b. 2 August 1870, d. 5 May 1933
Birth*2 August 1870Jacob Wirtz was born on 2 August 1870 at Switzerland.1
Marriage*before 1901He married Anna A Loder, daughter of Gotfried Loder Sr. and Elizabeth Eichenberger, before 1901 at Argentina.1
Immigration*6 May 1910Jacob Wirtz immigrated on 6 May 1910 to Arriving from:, Hamburg, Germany; New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957
-----Wirz,
Jacob, age 39, farmer, born in Switzerland,
speaks German, last Permanent Residence was Baradero, Argentina. Going to visit/stay with their cousin Rudolf Wirz, Aatal near Zurich.

Anna, age 29, housewife, born in Switzerland.

Anieta, age 9, born in Switzerland.
Selina, age 7, born in Switzerland.
Frik, age 4, born in Switzerland.2
Census19 January 1920He appeared on the census of 19 January 1920 at Sup.Dist#10, Enum.Dist#171, Sheet# 1-A, rows 1-10, Garfield, Kossuth, IA, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census
-----Wirtz (Wirz),
Jacob, head, age 49, Immig. 1910, Papers submitted for Naturalization, Nat.in 1916, Born in Switz/Switz/Switz.

Anna, wife, age 38, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argendina/Switz/Switz.

Anita, dau, age 18, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Selina, dau, age 17, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Fred, son, age 13, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Alfred, son, age 12, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Lena, dau, age 8, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Theophil, son, age 6, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Lydia, dau, age 4, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Adeline, dau, age 9/12, born in IA/Switz/Switz.3
Census*16 April 1930He appeared on the census of 16 April 1930 at Sup.Dist# 2, Enum.Dist#55-15, Sheet#1-A, rows 30-35, Garfield, Dossuth, IA, USA; 1930 United States Federal Census
-----Wirtz (Wirz),
Jacob, head, age 59, married @ 29 y/o, Born in Switzerland/Switz/Switz, German, Immig in 1910 and naturalized.

Anna L, wife, age 49, married @ 19 y/o, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz. German, Immig in 1910 and naturalized.

Lydia, dau, age 15, single, Born in IA/Switz/Argentina.

Odeline M, dau, age 11, Born in IA/Switz/Argentina.

Paul H., son, age 7, Born in IA/Switz/Argentina.

Werner E, son, age 5, Born in IA/Switz/Argentina.4
Death*5 May 1933He died on 5 May 1933 at Was 62 years old. Findagrave.com/170619006, West Bend, Palo Alto, IA, USA, at age 62.1
Burial*after 5 May 1933He was buried after 5 May 1933 at Apostolic V Christian Cemetery, Kossuth, IA, USA.1

Family

Anna A Loder b. 1881, d. 1956
Children

Anita Wirtz1

Last Edited29 Oct 2020
F, b. 1901, d. 1986
FatherJacob Wirtz1 b. 2 Aug 1870, d. 5 May 1933
MotherAnna A Loder1 b. 1881, d. 1956
Birth*1901Anita Wirtz was born in 1901 at Buenos Aires, Argentina.1
Immigration*6 May 1910She immigrated on 6 May 1910 to Arriving from:, Hamburg, Germany; New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957
-----Wirz,
Jacob, age 39, farmer, born in Switzerland,
speaks German, last Permanent Residence was Baradero, Argentina. Going to visit/stay with their cousin Rudolf Wirz, Aatal near Zurich.

Anna, age 29, housewife, born in Switzerland.

Anieta, age 9, born in Switzerland.
Selina, age 7, born in Switzerland.
Frik, age 4, born in Switzerland.2
Census*19 January 1920She appeared on the census of 19 January 1920 at Sup.Dist#10, Enum.Dist#171, Sheet# 1-A, rows 1-10, Garfield, Kossuth, IA, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census
-----Wirtz (Wirz),
Jacob, head, age 49, Immig. 1910, Papers submitted for Naturalization, Nat.in 1916, Born in Switz/Switz/Switz.

Anna, wife, age 38, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argendina/Switz/Switz.

Anita, dau, age 18, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Selina, dau, age 17, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Fred, son, age 13, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Alfred, son, age 12, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Lena, dau, age 8, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Theophil, son, age 6, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Lydia, dau, age 4, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Adeline, dau, age 9/12, born in IA/Switz/Switz.3
Marriage*6 October 1925She married Harry Meyers on 6 October 1925 at TN, USA.4
Death*1986Anita Wirtz died in 1986 at Was 84-85 years old. Findagrave.com/38064698.1
Burial*1986She was buried in 1986 at Apostolic V Christian Cemetery, Kossuth, IA, USA.1

Family

Harry Meyers b. 12 Apr 1894, d. 28 Mar 1965

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38064698/anita-meyers
  2. [S28] Unknown name of person, unknown ship name Ship Passenger List, New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957
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    https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/7488/…
  3. [S18] 1920 US Federal Census, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/6061/…
  4. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/205220172/harry-meyers

Harry Meyers1

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
M, b. 12 April 1894, d. 28 March 1965
Birth*12 April 1894Harry Meyers was born on 12 April 1894 at West Bend, Palo Alto, IA, USA.1
Marriage*6 October 1925He married Anita Wirtz, daughter of Jacob Wirtz and Anna A Loder, on 6 October 1925 at TN, USA.1
Death*28 March 1965Harry Meyers died on 28 March 1965 at Was 70 years old. Findagrave.com/205220172, Kossuth, IA, USA, at age 70.1
Burial*after 28 March 1965He was buried after 28 March 1965 at Apostolic V Christian Cemetery, Kossuth, IA, USA.1

Family

Anita Wirtz b. 1901, d. 1986

Celina Pearl Wirtz1

Last Edited29 Oct 2020
F, b. 20 September 1902, d. 25 March 1996
FatherJacob Wirtz1 b. 2 Aug 1870, d. 5 May 1933
MotherAnna A Loder1 b. 1881, d. 1956
Birth*20 September 1902Celina Pearl Wirtz was born on 20 September 1902 at Buenos Aires / Baradaro, Argentina; Celina Schmidt was born Sept. 20, 1902, in Baradaro, Argentina, South America, the daughter of Jacob and Anna (Loder) Wirtz. She moved to the United States May 29, 1910, with her family to Ottosen, Iowa.1
Immigration*6 May 1910She immigrated on 6 May 1910 to Arriving from:, Hamburg, Germany; New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957
-----Wirz,
Jacob, age 39, farmer, born in Switzerland,
speaks German, last Permanent Residence was Baradero, Argentina. Going to visit/stay with their cousin Rudolf Wirz, Aatal near Zurich.

Anna, age 29, housewife, born in Switzerland.

Anieta, age 9, born in Switzerland.
Selina, age 7, born in Switzerland.
Frik, age 4, born in Switzerland.2
Residence*29 May 1910She lived on 29 May 1910 at Moved from Argentina to the US., Ottosen, IA, USA; She moved to the United States May 29, 1910, with her family to Ottosen, Iowa.1
Census*19 January 1920She appeared on the census of 19 January 1920 at Sup.Dist#10, Enum.Dist#171, Sheet# 1-A, rows 1-10, Garfield, Kossuth, IA, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census
-----Wirtz (Wirz),
Jacob, head, age 49, Immig. 1910, Papers submitted for Naturalization, Nat.in 1916, Born in Switz/Switz/Switz.

Anna, wife, age 38, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argendina/Switz/Switz.

Anita, dau, age 18, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Selina, dau, age 17, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Fred, son, age 13, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Alfred, son, age 12, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Lena, dau, age 8, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Theophil, son, age 6, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Lydia, dau, age 4, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Adeline, dau, age 9/12, born in IA/Switz/Switz.3
Residencecirca 1921She lived circa 1921 at West Bend, IA, USA.1
Marriage*26 January 1921She married Henry John Schmidt Jr., son of Henry John Schmidt Sr. (more @ findagrave.com/25241062 ) and Mary Moser (more @ findagrave.com/25241062 ), on 26 January 1921 at West Bend, IA, USA.1
Residence1936Celina Pearl Wirtz lived in 1936 at Moved to Minnesota; 1936 when they moved to Minnesota. They lived in various locations, including Hutchinson and Brownton. Celina later moved from Brownton to Winthrop to Sibley Estate Apartments before entering the Winthrop Good Samaritan Care Center in September of 1991.1
ResidenceSeptember 1991She lived in September 1991 at Good Samaritan Care Center, Winthrop, MN, USA.1
Death*25 March 1996She died on 25 March 1996 at Was 93 years old. Findagrave.com/25241058, Winthrop, Sibley, MN, USA, at age 93; Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2017
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Name:           Celina Schmidt
Death Age:           93
Record Type:      Death
Birth Date:           20 Sep 1902
Death Date:           24 Mar 1996
Death Place:           Sibley
Death Registration Date:      1996
Mother's Maiden Name:      Loder
Certificate Number:      011830
Record Number:      2571693.1,4
Burial*after 25 March 1996She was buried after 25 March 1996 at Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop, Sibley, MN, USA; Name:      Celina Pearl Schmidt
Birth Date:      20 Sep 1902
Birth Place:      Buenos Aires, Argentina
Death Date:      25 Mar 1996
Death Place:      Winthrop, Sibley County, Minnesota, United States of America
Cemetery:      Winthrop Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:      Winthrop, Sibley County, Minnesota, United States of America
Has Bio?:      Y
Father:      Jacob Wirtz
Mother:      Anna Wirtz
Spouse:      Henry John Schmidt
Children:      Arnold Henry Schmidt
Mildred Jean Schmidt
Arline Carolyn Lindstrand.1,5
Note*after 25 March 1996She Celina Schmidt

Funeral services were March 27 at the Apostolic Christian Church in Winthrop for Celina Schmidt, 93 of Winthrop. She died March 24, 1996, at the Winthrop Good Samaritan Center.

Celina Schmidt was born Sept. 20, 1902, in Baradaro, Argentina, South America, the daughter of Jacob and Anna (Loder) Wirtz. She moved to the United States May 29, 1910, with her family to Ottosen, Iowa.

On Jan. 26, 1921, Celina was united in marriage to Henry Schmidt in West Bend, Iowa, where the couple lived until 1936 when they moved to Minnesota. They lived in various locations, including Hutchinson and Brownton. Celina later moved from Brownton to Winthrop to Sibley Estate Apartments before entering the Winthrop Good Samaritan Care Center in September of 1991. She was an active member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Winthrop.

Schmidt was a hard worker who loved quilting, singing, gardening, and growing flowers.

She is survived by her children and their spouses: Arnold and Ruby Schmidt of Gaylord; Eldwin and Lois Schmidt of Winthrop; Lyle and Miriam Schmidt, Marjorie and Dwane Bucklin, Gladys and Burgess Gruendemann, all of Hutchinson; Arline Lindstrand of Willmar; Mary Thiem and Viola and Donald Messner, all of Peoria, Ill; Mildred Simonton of Crosby; Bernadine and Raymond Messner of Brownton; Dorothy and Ivan Alsleben of Silver Lake; and Joyce and Michael Abbell of Bethesda, Md; 44 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren; four brothers and sisters-in-law; one sister and brother-in-law.

Schmidt was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, on June 23, 1974; sisters Lena Montag, Anita Meyers and two infants; and brother Alfred Wirtz.

Interment was at the Winthrop Cemetery. after 25 March 1996 at OBIT.1

Family

Henry John Schmidt Jr. b. 13 Dec 1896, d. 23 Jun 1974
Children

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25241058/…
  2. [S28] Unknown name of person, unknown ship name Ship Passenger List, New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957
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    https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/7488/…
  3. [S18] 1920 US Federal Census, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/6061/…
  4. [S1] Vital Records (published), Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2017
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    https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
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Henry John Schmidt Jr.1

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
M, b. 13 December 1896, d. 23 June 1974
FatherHenry John Schmidt Sr. (more @ findagrave.com/25241062 )2 b. 1862, d. 1951
MotherMary Moser (more @ findagrave.com/25241062 )2 b. 1874, d. 1958
Birth*13 December 1896Henry John Schmidt Jr. was born on 13 December 1896 at West Bend, Palo Alto, IA, USA.2
Marriage*26 January 1921He married Celina Pearl Wirtz, daughter of Jacob Wirtz and Anna A Loder, on 26 January 1921 at West Bend, IA, USA.1
Death*23 June 1974Henry John Schmidt Jr. died on 23 June 1974 at Was 77 years old. Findagrave.com/25241062, Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN, USA, at age 77.1,2
Burial*after 23 June 1974He was buried after 23 June 1974 at Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop, Sibley, MN, USA; Henry John Schmidt Jr.
Birth      13 Dec 1896
West Bend, Palo Alto County, Iowa, USA
Death      23 Jun 1974 (aged 77)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial      
Winthrop Cemetery
Winthrop, Sibley County, Minnesota, USA
Plot      Block 4B, Lot W1/2 of 34, Grave 1
Memorial ID      25241062 ·.2
Note*4 July 1974He Services held for Henry Schmidt

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, June 26, for Henry Schmidt, 77, of Brownton, at the Apostolic Christian church, Winthrop. He took ill suddenly at home Tuesday, June 18 and passed away June 23 at Veterans hospital, Minneapolis. The Rev. Alphi Moser and Harold Messner officiated.

Pallbearers were six grandsons, Gary Messner, Stanley Messner, Philip Messner, Kevin Clapp, Gordon Schmidt and Warren Ulrich. Interment was at the Winthrop cemetery.

Mr. Schmidt was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schmidt, Sr., in Iowa, December 13, 1896. He married Celina Wirtz January 26, 1921 at Algona, Iowa.

He farmed in the Winthrop area until 1950 and at Hector until 1956, then east of Hutchinson until moving to Brownton in 1973.

He is survived by his wife, Celina of Brownton; sons, Arnold of Gaylord, Eldwin of Winthrop, Lyle of Hutchinson; daughters, Mrs. C. Burton Lindstrand of Willmar, Mrs. Raymond Messner of Brownton, Mrs. Darald Thiem of Hutchinson, Mrs. Donald Messner of Lafayette, Mrs. Duane Bucklin of Buffalo Lake, Mrs. David Geer of Brownton, mrs. Burgess Gruendemann of Hutchinson, Mrs. Iven Alsleben of Silver Lake, Mrs. Michael Abbell of Wsahington, D.C; 42 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brothers, Conrad and Earnest Schmidt of West Bend, Iowa, Chris Schmidt of Humboldt, Iowa; sisters, Mrs. Raymond Wilson, West Bend, Iowa, and Mrs. James Moadinger of Walnut, Illinois.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Relatives and friends came from the following states and communities: Germany, Washington, D.C., Walnut, Elgin and Aurora, Illinois, Colorado Springs, Colo., Detroit, Mich., West Bhend, Whittemore, Humboldt, Ottosen, Ruthven, Rodman, Britt, Lester, Hills, Alvord, Iowa.

Bloomington, Burnsville, New Hope, New Brighton, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Aitkin, Morris, Hancock, Willmar, Mankato, New Ulm, St. Peter, Gaylord, Winthrop, Lafayette, Gibbon, Glencoe, Brownton, Stewart, Buffalo Lake, Hector, Silver Lake, Hutchinson, and Alexandria.

From: Brownton (Mn.) News - 4 Jul 1974 on 4 July 1974 at OBIT:, Brownton, MN, USA.2

Family

Celina Pearl Wirtz b. 20 Sep 1902, d. 25 Mar 1996
Children

Arnold Schmidt of Gaylord, MN1

Last Edited29 Oct 2020
M, b. 26 December 1921, d. 10 May 1996
FatherHenry John Schmidt Jr.1 b. 13 Dec 1896, d. 23 Jun 1974
MotherCelina Pearl Wirtz1 b. 20 Sep 1902, d. 25 Mar 1996
Birth*26 December 1921Arnold Schmidt of Gaylord, MN was born on 26 December 1921 at Winthrop, Sibley, MN, USA.2
Military-Begin*1944He began military service in 1944.2
Military-End*1946He ended military service in 1946.2
Marriage*22 November 1946He married Ruby Ann Tollefson on 22 November 1946 at @ Norwegian Grove Lutheran Church, Gaylord, Sibley, MN, USA.1
Residence*1951Arnold Schmidt of Gaylord, MN lived in 1951 at Purchased a farm in south Gaylord, MN.2
Note1996He (an unknown value) in 1996 at He retired from farming.2
Death*10 May 1996He died on 10 May 1996 at Was 74 years old. Findagrave.com/71619224, Gaylord, Sibley, MN, USA, at age 74.2
SSN*10 May 1996His Social Security Number was Name:      Arnold Henry Schmidt [Arnold H Schmidt]
Gender:      Male
Race:      White
Birth Date:      26 Dec 1921
Birth Place:      Winthrop Sib, Minnesota
Death Date:      10 May 1996
Father:      
Henry J Schmidt
Mother:      
Celina Wirtz
SSN:      475163858
Notes:      Jul 1940: Name listed as ARNOLD HENRY SCHMIDT; 21 May 1996: Name listed as ARNOLD H SCHMIDT on 10 May 1996 at 475-16-3858.3
Burial*after 10 May 1996He was buried after 10 May 1996 at Norwegian Grove Lutheran Cemetery, Gaylord, Sibley, MN, USA; Arnold Henry Schmidt
Birth      26 Dec 1921
Winthrop, Sibley County, Minnesota, USA
Death      10 May 1996 (aged 74)
Gaylord, Sibley County, Minnesota, USA
Burial      
Norwegian Grove Lutheran Cemetery
Gaylord, Sibley County, Minnesota, USA Show Map
Memorial ID      71619224 ·
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Note*after 10 May 1996He Services are 1 p.m. today at Norwegian Grove Lutheran Church, rural Gaylord, the Rev. Craig Ferkenstad officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery.

Visitation is one hour before services at the church. Edesdahl Funeral Home, Gaylord is handling arrangements.

Mr. Schmidt was born Dec. 26, 1921, to Henry J. and Celina (Wirtz) Schmidt in rural Winthrop. He served in the military from 1944 to 1946 and married Ruby Anna Tollefson on Nov. 22, 1946, at Norwegian Grove Lutheran Church. He worked for five years as a TV and appliance repairman for Bill's Ace Hardware in St. Peter, and purchased a farm south of Gaylord in 1951, where he had farmed for 45 years. He was a member of Nicollet County Farm Bureau, Farmers Union, and was a Pioneer salesman. He established Schmidt's Repair, providing implement and auto repair for the community and was a volunteer driver for Sibley County Human Services since 1992. He was a member of Norweian Grove Lutheran Church, where he had served as a janitor for 40 years, and was also treasurer and deacon. He enjoyed singing, playng guitar, accordian and harmonica.

He is survived by his wife; three sons and their wives, Gordon and Sarah of Gaylord, Dennis and JoAnn of New Ulm, and Blaine and Lori of Fremont, NE; three daughters, Sandra of Washington, D.C., Marlene Jilek and her husband, James of North Mankato, and Rhonda Stolt and her husband, Todd, of Gaylord; 12 grandchildren; two brothers, Eldwin and his wife, Lois, of Winthrop and Lyle and Mariam of Hutchinson; three sisters, Arlene Lindstrand of Willmar, Mary Ann Thiem of Peoria, IL and Mildred Simonton of Crosby; sisters and Brothers-in-law, Mariam Schmidt of Hutchinson; Bernardine and Raymond Messner of Brownton, Viola and Donald Messner of Peoria, IL, Marjorie and Dwane Bucklin of Hutchinson, Gladys and Burgess Gruendmann of Hutchinson, Dorothy and Ivan Alsieben of Silver Lake, Joyce and Michail Abbell of Bethesda, MD and Fern and LeRoy Siebenbrunner of Mankato. after 10 May 1996 at OBIT.2

Family

Ruby Ann Tollefson b. 7 Sep 1923, d. 14 Dec 2014

Citations

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  2. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/71619224/…
  3. [S16] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Soc.Sec. Admin., unknown series, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
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    https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/…

Ruby Ann Tollefson1,2

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
F, b. 7 September 1923, d. 14 December 2014
Birth*7 September 1923Ruby Ann Tollefson was born on 7 September 1923 at Sibley, MN, USA.3
Marriage*22 November 1946She married Arnold Schmidt of Gaylord, MN, son of Henry John Schmidt Jr. and Celina Pearl Wirtz, on 22 November 1946 at @ Norwegian Grove Lutheran Church, Gaylord, Sibley, MN, USA.1
Death*14 December 2014Ruby Ann Tollefson died on 14 December 2014 at Was 91 years old. Findagrave.com/185908730, Le Sueur, MN, USA, at age 91.3
Note*after 14 December 2014She Ruby A. Schmidt, age 94, of Gaylord, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Ridgeview Le Sueur Medical Center in Le Sueur, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, December 18, 2017, 11:00 A.M., at the Norwegian Grove Lutheran Church in rural Gaylord with interment in the Church Cemetery.
A visitation will be held Sunday, December 17, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord and will continue one hour prior to the service at the Church.
Memorials are preferred to the Norwegian Grove Lutheran Church.
Ruby Anna Tollefson was born on the family farm in Sibley Township, Sibley County, on September 7, 1923. She was the oldest child of Arthur and Myrtie (Franke) Tollefson. She was baptized at Norwegian Grove Lutheran Church by Rev. Strand and was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Sibley County. Ruby was a graduate of the Gaylord High School, Class of 1941.
On November 22, 1946, Ruby was united in marriage with Arnold Henry Schmidt at Norwegian Grove Lutheran Church. After their marriage, they settled in St. Peter where Arnold worked for Ace Hardware and Ruby worked for the National Tea grocery. In 1952 the couple moved to the Tollefson family farm which they farmed until Arnold passed away in 1996. In 1995 Ruby and Arnold travelled to Hawaii to participate in the events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of the war – Arnold served in the Pacific theater during WWII. In her retirement Ruby volunteered as a driver for Sibley County and also worked at the Treasure Haus in New Ulm. She remained on the farm until 2006 when she moved to a retirement community in St. Peter and later to Gaylord.
Ruby was a life-long member of Norwegian Grove Lutheran Church where she played an active role in the ladies Aid. She also sang in the choir for many years. Ruby loved gardening, cross-stitching, and reading. Most of all she loved caring for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ruby is survived by her:
Children, Sandra Schmidt of Washington, DC, Gordon Schmidt and his wife, Sarah of Gaylord, MN, Dennis Schmidt and his wife, JoAnn of Gaylord, MN, Marlene Jilek and her husband, James of North Mankato, MN, Rhonda Stolt and her husband, Todd of Gaylord, MN, Blaine Schmidt and his wife, Jacqueline of Elkhorn, NE;
14 Grandchildren; 2 Step Grandchildren; 19 Great-Grandchildren; Sisters-In-Law, Bernadine Messner of Brownton, MN, Mary Ann Thiem of San Marcos, CA, Viola Messner of Williamsfield, IL, Marjorie Bucklin of Hutchinson, MN, Gladys Gruendemann of Hutchinson, MN, Dorothy Alsleben of Silver Lake, MN; Brothers-In-Law, Leroy Siebenbuner of Mankato, MN, Lyle Schmidt of Brownton, MN; Many other relatives and friends.
Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Myrtie Tollefson; husband, Arnold Schmidt; brothers, Merton and Charles Tollefson; sister, Fern Siebenbruner; sisters-in-law, Arline Lindstrand, Mildred Clapp, and Joyce Abbell; brother-in-law, Eldwin Schmidt; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Henry and Celina Schmidt. after 14 December 2014 at OBIT.3
Burial*after 14 December 2014She was buried after 14 December 2014 at @ Norwegian Grove Lutheran Church, Gaylord, Sibley, MN, USA; Ruby Anna Tollefson Schmidt
Birth      7 Sep 1923
Sibley County, Minnesota, USA
Death      14 Dec 2014 (aged 91)
Le Sueur County, Minnesota, USA
Burial      
Norwegian Grove Lutheran Cemetery
Gaylord, Sibley County, Minnesota, USA Show Map
Memorial ID      185908730 ·.3

Family

Arnold Schmidt of Gaylord, MN b. 26 Dec 1921, d. 10 May 1996

Arline Schmidt of Willmar, MN1

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
F, b. 29 August 1923, d. 14 February 2014
FatherHenry John Schmidt Jr.1 b. 13 Dec 1896, d. 23 Jun 1974
MotherCelina Pearl Wirtz1 b. 20 Sep 1902, d. 25 Mar 1996
Birth*29 August 1923Arline Schmidt of Willmar, MN was born on 29 August 1923 at Winthrop, Sibley, MN, USA.2
Marriage*1948She married Carl Burton Lindstrand in 1948.1,2
Burial*14 February 2014Arline Schmidt of Willmar, MN was buried on 14 February 2014 at Augustiana Lutheran Cemetery, Gibbon, Sibley, MN, USA; Arline Carolyn Schmidt Lindstrand
Birth      29 Aug 1923
Winthrop, Sibley County, Minnesota, USA
Death      14 Feb 2014 (aged 90)
Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, USA
Burial      
Augustana Lutheran Cemetery
Gibbon, Sibley County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID      128270345 ·.2
Death*14 February 2014She died on 14 February 2014 at Was 90 years old. Findagrave.com/128270345, Wilmar, Kandiyohi, MN, USA, at age 90.2
Note*after 14 February 2014She Arline Lindstrand

Willmar
August 29, 1923 - February 14, 2014

Arline Lindstrand, 90, of Willmar, MN, passed peacefully away on Friday February 14, 2014, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. A memorial service will be held later this spring. Burial will be at the Augustana Cemetery in Gibbon, MN.

Arline Carolyn Schmidt was born August 29, 1923 in Cornish Twp, Sibley Co, MN, to Henry and Celina (Wirtz) Schmidt. She grew up helping on the family farm and attending country schools in the Sibley Co and West Bend, IA areas. On June 18, 1948 Arline married Burt Lindstrand at Gibbon, where they farmed until 1957. They moved to Comfrey,MN, forming Lindstrand Implement Co, a John Deere dealership, with partners Carroll and Melva Jacobson. In 1963, the partners moved to Willmar, having bought out the dealership owned by Molenaar Brothers. Arline also worked 20 years for Willmar Poultry Co.

Arline was a quiet, kind and devoted mother and grandmother. She loved her home, entertaining family at the lake, gardening, needlework, and crossword puzzles. She was a good cook.

She is mourned by two daughters and their families: daughter Linda Swalin of Spicer, grandson Lafe Swalin (Jolene) of Atwater and their children Janey and Lyti; and daughter Kathie (Richard) Harris of Belgrade and granddaughters Saisha Harris of Minneapolis and Tajie Harris of Charlottesville, VA. Also surviving are siblings Bernadine Messner of Brownton, Mary Thiem of San Marcos, CA, Eldwin (Lois) Schmidt of Winthrop, Viola (Don) Messner of Peoria, IL, Marjorie (Dwane) Bucklin of Hutchinson, Gladys (Burgess) Gruendemann of Hutchinson, Dorothy (Ivan) Alsleben of Silver Lake, and Lyle (Miriam) Schmidt of Hutchinson and siblings-in-law Ruby Schmidt of St. Peter, Mike Abbell of Bethesda, MD, Fran Meuleners of Ft. Washington, PA, Helen (Bill) Neubarth of Winthrop, and Betty Abrahamson of Grand Marais and many nieces and nephews and families.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Burt in 1991; son-in-law Greg Swalin in 2012; siblings and siblings-in-law Arnold Schmidt, Millie Schmidt-Simonton, Joyce Abbell, Darold Thiem, Ray Messner, Margaret Lindstrand, Melva & Carroll Jacobson, Franklin Lindstrand and Bert Meuleners.

Source: http://www.hafh.org/UserFiles/Tools/Obituaries/showObit.cfm?obitID=3841&keepThis=true after 14 February 2014 at OBIT.2

Family

Carl Burton Lindstrand b. 1922, d. 1991

Carl Burton Lindstrand1,2

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
M, b. 1922, d. 1991
Birth*1922Carl Burton Lindstrand was born in 1922.2
Marriage*1948He married Arline Schmidt of Willmar, MN, daughter of Henry John Schmidt Jr. and Celina Pearl Wirtz, in 1948.1,2
Death*1991Carl Burton Lindstrand died in 1991.2

Family

Arline Schmidt of Willmar, MN b. 29 Aug 1923, d. 14 Feb 2014

Viola Mae Schmidt of Peoria, IL1,2

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
F, b. 1 May 1930, d. 9 September 2020
FatherHenry John Schmidt Jr.1 b. 13 Dec 1896, d. 23 Jun 1974
MotherCelina Pearl Wirtz1 b. 20 Sep 1902, d. 25 Mar 1996
Birth*1 May 1930Viola Mae Schmidt of Peoria, IL was born on 1 May 1930 at Kossuth, IA, USA.2
Residence*1981She lived in 1981 at Moved to Peoria IL.2
Retirement*10 June 1994She was retired on 10 June 1994 at from Buehler Home., Peoria, Peoria, MN, USA.2
Death*9 September 2020She died on 9 September 2020 at Was 90 years old. Findagrave.com/215471589, Peoria, Peoria, IL, USA, at age 90.2
Burial*after 9 September 2020She was buried after 9 September 2020 at Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Edwards, Peoria, IL, USA; Viola Mae Schmidt Messner
Birth      1 May 1930
Kossuth County, Iowa, USA
Death      9 Sep 2020 (aged 90)
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Burial      
Apostolic Christian Cemetery
Edwards, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID      215471589 ·.2
Note*between 11 September 2020 and 13 September 2020She PEORIA - Viola Mae Messner, age 90, of Peoria died peacefully at UnityPoint Methodist Hospital on Thursday, September 9th, 2020. A private funeral service and burial will be held at the Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall in Edwards IL on Sunday, September 13th. She was born on May 1, 1930 at her family's farm in Kossuth County, IA to Henry Jr and Celina (Wirtz) Schmidt. She was baptized on September 11, 1951 at the Apostolic Christian Church of Maywood CA. She married Donald Kenneth Messner on February 14, 1954 at the Apostolic Christian Church of Winthrop MN. She was employed at 3M in Hutchinson MN. They moved to Peoria IL in 1981.
She was employed at Buehler Home and retired on June 10, 1994. Don and Viola were residents of the Apostolic Christian Skylines since 2015. Don and Viola shared 66 years of marriage together. Viola was known for her dependability of working hard and had a love of caring for the elderly. She cherished spending time with her family and friends and loved helping everyone. Viola was an active member of the Apostolic Christian Church. Surviving are husband, Donald Messner of Peoria IL; five children, Philip (Sandi) Messner of Hutchinson, MN, Mary (Mark) Rosenak of Pekin, IL, Paul (Jan) Messner of Winthrop, MN, Ruth (Keith) Herrmann of Williamsfield, IL, Carol (Ron) Christ of Edwards, IL; seven grandchildren, Brandon (Muang) Plattner of Peoria, IL, Dustin (Mieke) Plattner of Sierra Madre, CA. Ashley (Mike) Husar of Colorado Springs, CO, Amber (Jon) Robertson of Clarkston, MI, Landon (Alyssa) Messner of Minneapolis, MN, Leighton (Janaye) Messner of Winthrop, MN; Lauryn Messner of Winthrop, MN, two stepgrandchildren, Mark Jr (Jen) Rosenak of Bartonville, IL, Lindsay (Joe) Fenwick of Mapleton, IL; four great-grandchildren, Henry and Louis Robertson of Clarkston, MI, Baby Messner (October) of Minneapolis, MN, Baby Husar (December) of Colorado Springs, CO; one brother, Lyle (Mariam) Schmidt of Hutchinson, MN; five sisters, Bernadine (late Raymond) Messner of Brownton, MN, Mary (late Darold) Thiem of San Marcos, CA, Marjorie (Dwane), Gladys (Burgess) Gruendemann, Dorothy (late Iven) Alsleben, all of Hutchinson, MN. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Arnold, Eldwin; three sisters, Arline, Mildred, Joyce. Memorial contributions may be made to Peoria Apostolic Christian Church or Winthrop Apostolic Christian Church, 1197 Knox Highway 18, Williamsfield, IL 61489. Online condolences may be left for Viola's family on her tribute wall at www.woolseywilton.com

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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Sep. 11 to Sep. 13, 2020. between 11 September 2020 and 13 September 2020 at OBIT: in Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, Peoria, IL, USA.2

Mildred Jean "Millie" Schmidt of Crosby, MN1,2

Last Edited29 Oct 2020
F, b. 2 May 1934, d. 14 October 2009
FatherHenry John Schmidt Jr.1 b. 13 Dec 1896, d. 23 Jun 1974
MotherCelina Pearl Wirtz1 b. 20 Sep 1902, d. 25 Mar 1996
Marriage*Mildred Jean "Millie" Schmidt of Crosby, MN married Kenneth Henry Simonton of Crosby, MN.1
Birth*2 May 1934Mildred Jean "Millie" Schmidt of Crosby, MN was born on 2 May 1934 at Cilinder, Palo Alto, IA, USA.2
Marriage*21 July 1956She married Alton Irving "PeeWee" Clapp on 21 July 1956 at Renville, MN, USA; Minnesota, Marriages from the Minnesota Official Marriage System, 1850-2019
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Name:      Mildred Jean Schmidt
Marriage Date:      21 Jul 1956
Marriage Place:      Renville, Minnesota, USA
Spouse:      Alton Irving Clapp
Certificate Number:      V 432.2,3
Death*14 October 2009Mildred Jean "Millie" Schmidt of Crosby, MN died on 14 October 2009 at Was 75 years old. Findagrave.com/98710898, Crosby, Crow Wing, MN, USA, at age 75; Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2017
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Name:       Mildred Jean Simonton
Maiden Name:      Schmidt
Gender:           Female
Marital status:      Widowed
Death Age:           5
Record Type:      Burial
Birth Date:           2 May 1934
Birth Place:           Cylinder, Iowa, USA
Residence Place:      Crosby, Crow Wing,            Minnesota, United States
Occupation:           Cook
Education:           8 YEARS
Industry or Location:      RESTAURANT OWNER
Death Date:           14 Oct 2009
Hospital:           Cuyuna Regional
                 Medical Center
Death Place:      Crosby, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States
Death Registration Date:      2009
Burial Date:           19 Oct 2009
Cemetery:           Winthrop Cemetery
Burial Place:           inthrop, MN, USA
Mother's Maiden Name:      Wirtz
Informant:           Lori Broll
Informant Relation: Daughter
Father:           Henry Schmidt
Mother:           Celina Schmidt
Certificate Number: 2009-MN-029756.2,4
Noteafter 14 October 2009She U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-Current
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Name:      Crosby Schmidt-Simonton [Crosby Schmidt]
Gender:      Female
Death Age:      75
Birth Date:      2 May 1934
Birth Place:      Cylinder, Iowa
Residence Place:      Crosby, Brownton
Death Date:      14 Oct 2009
Death Place:      Crosby
Obituary Date:      17 Oct 2009
Father:      
Henry Schmidt
Mother:      
Celina Schmidt
Child:      
Kevin Clapp
Lori Broll
Vicki Roberts
Lisa Keeler
Keith Clapp
Becky Peterson
Rita Wendlandt
Siblings:      
Arlene Lindstrand
Viola Messner
Marjorie Bucklin
Dorothy Alsleben
Eldwin Schmidt
Gladys Graudenmann
Lyle Schmidt
Bernadine Messner
Mary Ann Thiem after 14 October 2009 at OBIT Collection.5
Burial*after 14 October 2009She was buried after 14 October 2009 at Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop, Sibley, MN, USA; Mildred Jean “Millie” Schmidt
Birth      2 May 1934
Cylinder, Palo Alto County, Iowa, USA
Death      14 Oct 2009 (aged 75)
Crosby, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Burial      
Winthrop Cemetery
Winthrop, Sibley County, Minnesota, USA
Plot      Lot B-4 Lot 51
Memorial ID      98710898 ·.2
Note*after 14 October 2009She Mildred "Millie" Jean Simonton was born on May 2, 1934, in Cylinder, Iowa. She was the daughter of Henry and Celina (Wirtz) Schmidt. Millie received her education in Winthrop, Minnesota.

On July 21, 1956, Millie was united in marriage to Alton Clapp in Gibbon, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with seven children. Millie and Alton resided in Brownton, Minnesota. They ran and owned Cozy Corners and PeeWee's Café in Brownton.

Millie held employment at 3M in Hutchinson for 10 years. She enjoyed music, gardening, baking, sewing, and home decorating. Millie especially enjoyed the time she spent with her family.

Millie passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2009, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby at the age of 75 years. Blessed be her memory.

Millie is survived by her:

Children, Becky Peterson and her husband, Bruce of Hutchinson, MN, Rita Wendlandt and her husband, Steve of Litchfield, MN, Kevin Clapp and his wife, Sheryll of Fargo, ND, Lori Broll and her husband, David of Hutchinson, MN, Vicki Roberts of Motley, MN, Lisa Keeler and her husband, Mike of Hutchinson, MN, and Keith Clapp and his wife, Si of Silver Lake, MN;

20 Grandchildren;

16 Great Grandchildren;

Sisters, Arlene Lindstrand of Spicer, MN, Bernadine Messner of Brownton, MN, Mary Ann Thiem of San Marcos, CA, Viola Messner and her husband, Don of Peoria, IL, Marjorie Bucklin and her husband, Duane of Hutchinson, MN, Gladys Gruendemann and her husband, Burg of Hutchinson, MN, and Dorothy Alsleben and her husband, Ivan of Silver Lake, MN;

Brothers, Eldwin "Sonny" Schmidt and his wife, Lois of Winthrop, MN, and Lyle Schmidt and his wife, Miriam of Hutchinson, MN;

Nieces, Nephews, many other relatives and friends.

Millie is preceded in death by her Parents, Henry and Celina Schmidt; Brother, Arnold Schmidt; Sister, Joyce Abbell; Brothers-In-Law, Ray Messner, Darold Thiem, and Burt Lindstrand; Nephew, Steve Messner.

Information provided by her cousin Josiah Schmidt. after 14 October 2009 at OBIT.2

Family 1

Kenneth Henry Simonton of Crosby, MN b. 1941, d. 2010

Family 2

Alton Irving "PeeWee" Clapp b. 29 May 1926, d. 30 Aug 1995

Citations

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  2. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/98710898/…
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Kenneth Henry Simonton of Crosby, MN1,2

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
M, b. 1941, d. 2010
Marriage*Kenneth Henry Simonton of Crosby, MN married Mildred Jean "Millie" Schmidt of Crosby, MN, daughter of Henry John Schmidt Jr. and Celina Pearl Wirtz.1
Birth*1941Kenneth Henry Simonton of Crosby, MN was born in 1941.2
Death*2010He died in 2010.2

Family

Mildred Jean "Millie" Schmidt of Crosby, MN b. 2 May 1934, d. 14 Oct 2009

Raymond Daniel Messner of Brownton, MN1,2

Last Edited31 Oct 2020
M, b. 27 May 1925, d. 15 October 2000
FatherLevi Messner3 b. 3 Mar 1898, d. 28 Dec 1964
MotherMae Mattie Miller Mor infor @ findagrave.com/254089294 b. 28 Jul 1901, d. 2 Sep 1958
Birth*27 May 1925Raymond Daniel Messner of Brownton, MN was born on 27 May 1925 at Winthrop, Sibley, MN, USA.5,6,7
Census*3 April 1930He appeared on the census of 3 April 1930 at Sup.Dist#10, Enum.Dist#72-1, Sheet@ 1-B, rows 80-88, Alfsborg, Sibley, MN, USA; 1930 United States Federal Census
-----Messner,
Levi, head, age 32, married @ 23, born in IA/WI/IA.

Mae, wife, age 29, married @ 20, born in IA/IA/IA.

Hazel, dau, age 8, born in MN/IA/IA.
Harold, son, age 6, born in MN/IA/IA.
Raymond, son, age 5, born in MN/IA/IA.
Mike, son, age 4, born in MN/IA/IA.
Donald, son, age 3, born in MN/IA/IA.
Melvin, son, age 2, born in MN/IA/IA.
Harvey, son, age 1/12, born in MN/IA/IA.8
Census8 April 1940He appeared on the census of 8 April 1940 at Sup.Dist#2, Enum.Dist#72-5, Sheet# 2-B, Rows 57-69, Cornish, Sibley, MN, USA; 1940 United States Federal Census- Minn.
------ Messner,
Levi, head, age 42, born in IA.
May M., wife, age 39, born in IA.
Hazel V., dau, age 17, born in MN.
Harold L., son, age 16 born in MN.
Raymond, son, age 14, born in MN.
Mike W., son, age 13, born in MN.
Donald K, son, age 12, born in MN.
Melvin M., son, age 11, born in MN.
Harvey A., son, age 10, born in MN.
Idabell M., dau, age 7, born in MN.
Marvin V., son, age 6, born in MN.
Shirley A., dau, age 4, born in MN.
Jerry E., son, age 2, born in MN.9
SSN*15 October 2000His Social Security Number was Name:      Raymond Daniel Messner [Raymond D Messner]
Gender:      Male
Race:      White
Birth Date:      27 May 1925
Birth Place:      Winthrop Sib, Minnesota
Death Date:      15 Oct 2000
Father:      
Levi Messner
Mother:      
Mae Mueller
SSN:      468308183
Notes:      
Jan 1947:
Name listed as RAYMOND DANIEL MESSNER;
26 Oct 2000:
Name listed as RAYMOND D MESSNER on 15 October 2000 at 468-30-8183.10
Death*15 October 2000He died on 15 October 2000 at Was 75 years old. Findagrave.com/25408932, Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN, USA, at age 75; Name:      Raymond D Messner
Birth Date:      27 May 1925
Birth Place:      Winthrop, Sibley County, Minnesota, United States of America
Death Date:      15 Oct 2000
Death Place:      Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States of America
Cemetery:      Winthrop Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:      Winthrop, Sibley County, Minnesota, United States of America
Has Bio?:      N
Father:      Levi Messner
Mother:      Mae Mattie Messner
Children:      Steven Randall Messner
Sandra Rae Messner.6,5,10,11,7
Burial*after 15 October 2000He was buried after 15 October 2000 at Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop, Sibley, MN, USA; Raymond D Messner
Birth      27 May 1925
Winthrop, Sibley County, Minnesota, USA
Death      15 Oct 2000 (aged 75)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial      
Winthrop Cemetery
Winthrop, Sibley County, Minnesota, USA
Plot      1A, Lot 1, SE 1/4
Memorial ID      25408932 · View Source
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Note*after 15 October 2000He Name:           Raymond Messner
Gender:           Male
Death Age:           75
Birth Date:           27 May 1925
Birth Place:           Winthrop, Silbey,MN
Marriage Date:      12 Sep 1945
Marriage Place:      Lafayette
Residence Place:      Winthrop
Death Date:           15 Oct 2000
Death Place:           Minneapolis, MN
Parents:      Levi Messner; Mae Messner
Spouse:      Bernadine Messner
Child:          Stan Messner
          Jeff Messner
          Steve Messner
          Sandra Rae Messner
          Gary Messner
          Cindy VonBerge
Siblings:      
          Harold Messner
          Mike Messner
          Don Messner
          Melvin Messner
          Harvey Messner
Gerald Messner
Marvin Messner
Hazel Schmidt
Shirley Demm
Idabell Witt after 15 October 2000 at OBIT.7

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25241058/…
  2. [S1] Vital Records (published), for Daughter: Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2000
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  8. [S19] 1930 US Federal Census, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/…
  9. [S20] 1940 US Federal Census, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2442/…
  10. [S16] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Soc.Sec. Admin., unknown series, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
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  13. [S1] Vital Records (published), Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2017
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Lena Wirtz1

Last Edited27 Oct 2020
F, b. 14 March 1911, d. 18 May 1992
FatherJacob Wirtz1 b. 2 Aug 1870, d. 5 May 1933
MotherAnna A Loder1 b. 1881, d. 1956
Birth*14 March 1911Lena Wirtz was born on 14 March 1911 at Kossuth, IA, USA; Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1999
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Name:      Lena Wirtz
Birth Date:      14 Mar 1911
Birth Place:      Kossuth County, Iowa
Father:      Jacob Wirtz
Mother:      Anna Loder
FHL Film Number:      1451890.2,3
Census*19 January 1920She appeared on the census of 19 January 1920 at Sup.Dist#10, Enum.Dist#171, Sheet# 1-A, rows 1-10, Garfield, Kossuth, IA, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census
-----Wirtz (Wirz),
Jacob, head, age 49, Immig. 1910, Papers submitted for Naturalization, Nat.in 1916, Born in Switz/Switz/Switz.

Anna, wife, age 38, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argendina/Switz/Switz.

Anita, dau, age 18, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Selina, dau, age 17, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Fred, son, age 13, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Alfred, son, age 12, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Lena, dau, age 8, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Theophil, son, age 6, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Lydia, dau, age 4, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Adeline, dau, age 9/12, born in IA/Switz/Switz.4
Marriage*25 October 1931She married Paul J Montag on 25 October 1931 at West Bend, Kossuth, IA, USA; Name:      Lena Wirtz
Gender:      Female
Race:           Blonde
Age:           21
Birth Date:      abt 1910
Birth Place:      West Bend
Residence Place:      West Bend
Marriage Date:      25 Oct 1931
Marriage Place:      West Bend, Iowa, USA
Father:      Jacob Wirtz
Mother:      Anna Hoder
Spouse:      Paul J Montag.5
Death*18 May 1992Lena Wirtz died on 18 May 1992 at Was 81 years old. Findagrave.com/82216074, Wesley, Kossuth, IA, USA, at age 81.2
Burial*after 18 May 1992She was buried after 18 May 1992 at Saint Joseph Cemetery, Wesley, Kossuth, IA, USA; Lena Wirtz Montag
Birth      14 Mar 1911
Death      18 May 1992 (aged 81)
Wesley, Kossuth County, Iowa, USA
Burial      
Saint Joseph Cemetery
Wesley, Kossuth County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID      82216074 ·.2

Family

Paul J Montag b. 6 Jun 1908, d. 9 Sep 2002

Alfred J Wirtz1,2

Last Edited29 Oct 2020
M, b. 1907, d. 1989
FatherJacob Wirtz1 b. 2 Aug 1870, d. 5 May 1933
MotherAnna A Loder1 b. 1881, d. 1956
Note*Alfred J Wirtz (an unknown value) at More info. on his wife @ Findagrave.com/97964494.2
Birth*1907He was born in 1907 at Baradero, Buenos Aires, Argentina.2
Immigration*6 May 1910He immigrated on 6 May 1910 to Arriving from:, Hamburg, Germany; New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957
-----Wirz,
Jacob, age 39, farmer, born in Switzerland,
speaks German, last Permanent Residence was Baradero, Argentina. Going to visit/stay with their cousin Rudolf Wirz, Aatal near Zurich.

Anna, age 29, housewife, born in Switzerland.

Anieta, age 9, born in Switzerland.
Selina, age 7, born in Switzerland.
Frik, age 4, born in Switzerland.3
Census*19 January 1920He appeared on the census of 19 January 1920 at Sup.Dist#10, Enum.Dist#171, Sheet# 1-A, rows 1-10, Garfield, Kossuth, IA, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census
-----Wirtz (Wirz),
Jacob, head, age 49, Immig. 1910, Papers submitted for Naturalization, Nat.in 1916, Born in Switz/Switz/Switz.

Anna, wife, age 38, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argendina/Switz/Switz.

Anita, dau, age 18, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Selina, dau, age 17, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Fred, son, age 13, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Alfred, son, age 12, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Lena, dau, age 8, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Theophil, son, age 6, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Lydia, dau, age 4, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Adeline, dau, age 9/12, born in IA/Switz/Switz.4
Marriage*1933He married Marguerite Dora Montag in 1933.5
Death*1989Alfred J Wirtz died in 1989 at Was 81-82 years old. Findagrave.com/97964494.2,6
Burial*1989He was buried in 1989 at West Bend Cemetery, West Bend, Palo Alto, IA, USA.2

Family

Marguerite Dora Montag b. 10 Jul 1910, d. 12 Jan 2010

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25241058/…
  2. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/97964494/…
  3. [S28] Unknown name of person, unknown ship name Ship Passenger List, New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957
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  4. [S18] 1920 US Federal Census, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/6061/…
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  6. [S1] Vital Records (published), Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2017
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Henry John Schmidt Sr. (more @ findagrave.com/25241062 )1

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
M, b. 1862, d. 1951
Marriage*Henry John Schmidt Sr. (more @ findagrave.com/25241062 ) married Mary Moser (more @ findagrave.com/25241062 ).1
Birth*1862Henry John Schmidt Sr. (more @ findagrave.com/25241062 ) was born in 1862.1
Death*1951He died in 1951.1

Family

Mary Moser (more @ findagrave.com/25241062 ) b. 1874, d. 1958
Child

Mary Moser (more @ findagrave.com/25241062 )1

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
F, b. 1874, d. 1958
Marriage*Mary Moser (more @ findagrave.com/25241062 ) married Henry John Schmidt Sr. (more @ findagrave.com/25241062 ).1
Birth*1874Mary Moser (more @ findagrave.com/25241062 ) was born in 1874.1
Death*1958She died in 1958.1

Family

Henry John Schmidt Sr. (more @ findagrave.com/25241062 ) b. 1862, d. 1951
Child

Alton Irving "PeeWee" Clapp1

Last Edited30 Oct 2020
M, b. 29 May 1926, d. 30 August 1995
Birth*29 May 1926Alton Irving "PeeWee" Clapp was born on 29 May 1926 at McLeod, MN, USA; Minnesota, Birth Index, 1900-1934
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Name:           Alton Irving Clapp
Birth Date:           29 May 1926
Birth Place:           McLeod,
                Minnesota, USA
Father's Surname:      Clapp
Mother's Maiden Name:      Rannow
Certificate Number:      1926-15967
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Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2017
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Name:           Alton Irving Clapp
Death Age:                69
Record Type:           Death
Birth Date:                29 May 1926
Death Date:                30 Aug 1995
Death Place:                Aitkin
Death Registration Date:      1995
Mother's Maiden Name:      Rannow
Certificate Number:      023961
Record Number:           2545230.1,2,3
Note*29 May 1944He World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
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Name:      Alton Irving Clapp
Gender:      Male
Race:      White
Age:      18
Relationship to Draftee:      Self (Head)
Birth Date:      29 May 1926
Birth Place:      Hassan Valley, Minnesota, USA
Residence Place:      Hutchinson, Mcleod, Minnesota, USA
Registration Date:      29 May 1944
Registration Place:      Hutchinson, Mcleod, Minnesota, USA
Employer:      H F Chadderdon
Weight:      108
Complexion:      Light
Eye Color:      Blue
Hair Color:      Blonde
Height:      5 1
Next of Kin:      Arthur M Clapp
Household Members:      
Name      Relationship
Alton Irving Clapp      Self (Head) on 29 May 1944 at Hutchinson, McLeod, MN, USA.4
Military-Begin*14 January 1946He began military service on 14 January 1946 at Enlistment into the U.S. Army, Camp Pickett Blackstone, VA, USA, Name:      Alton Clapp
Birth Date:      29 May 1926
Death Date:      30 Aug 1995
Cause of Death:      Natural
SSN:      475243842
Branch 1:      ARMY
Enlistment Date 1:      14 Jan 1946
Release Date 1:      15 Feb 1947
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Name:      Alton I Clapp
Race:      White
Marital status:      Single, without dependents (Single)
Rank:      Private First Class
Birth Year:      1926
Nativity State or Country:      Minnesota
Citizenship:      Citizen
Residence:      Mc Leod, Minnesota
Education:      4 years of high school
Enlistment Date:      14 Jan 1946
Enlistment Place:      Camp Pickett Blackstone, Virginia
Service Number:      37803583
Branch:      No branch assignment
Component:      Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source:      Enlisted Man, Philippine Scout or recall to AD of an enlisted man who had been transferred to the ERC
Height:      27
Weight:      360.5
Military-End*15 February 1947He ended military service on 15 February 1947 at Released from Active Duty; Name:      Alton Clapp
Birth Date:      29 May 1926
Death Date:      30 Aug 1995
Cause of Death:      Natural
SSN:      475243842
Branch 1:      ARMY
Enlistment Date 1:      14 Jan 1946
Release Date 1:      15 Feb 1947.5
Marriage*21 July 1956He married Mildred Jean "Millie" Schmidt of Crosby, MN, daughter of Henry John Schmidt Jr. and Celina Pearl Wirtz, on 21 July 1956 at Renville, MN, USA; Minnesota, Marriages from the Minnesota Official Marriage System, 1850-2019
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Name:      Mildred Jean Schmidt
Marriage Date:      21 Jul 1956
Marriage Place:      Renville, Minnesota, USA
Spouse:      Alton Irving Clapp
Certificate Number:      V 432.1,6
Death*30 August 1995Alton Irving "PeeWee" Clapp died on 30 August 1995 at Was 69 years old. Findagrave.com/95120560, Aitkin, Aitkin, MN, USA, at age 69; Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2017
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Name:           Alton Irving Clapp
Death Age:                69
Record Type:           Death
Birth Date:                29 May 1926
Death Date:                30 Aug 1995
Death Place:                Aitkin
Death Registration Date:      1995
Mother's Maiden Name:      Rannow
Certificate Number:      023961
Record Number:           2545230
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Name:      Alton I. Clapp
Social Security Number:      475-24-3842
Birth Date:      29 May 1926
Issue Year:      Before 1951
Issue State:      Minnesota
Last Residence:      56431, Aitkin, Aitkin, Minnesota, USA
Death Date:      30 Aug 1995.1,2,7,8,9
SSN*30 August 1995His Social Security Number was Social Security Appl. and Claims Index--
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Name:      Alton Irving Clapp [Alton I Clapp]
Gender:      Male
Race:      White
Birth Date:      29 May 1926
Birth Place:      Hassom Valle, Minnesota
Death Date:      30 Aug 1995
Father:      
Arthur M Clapp
Mother:      
Emma M Rannow
SSN:      475243842
Notes:      
Oct 1943:
Name listed as ALTON IRVING CLAPP;
12 Sep 1995:
Name listed as ALTON I CLAPP on 30 August 1995 at 475-24-3842.10
Burial*after 30 August 1995He was buried after 30 August 1995 at Oakland Cemetery, Hutchinson, McLeod, MN, USA; from Find-a-Grave:
Alton Irving “PeeWee” Clapp
Birth      29 May 1926
McLeod County, Minnesota, USA
Death      31 Aug 1995 (aged 69)
Aitkin, Aitkin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial      
Oakland Cemetery
Hutchinson, McLeod County, Minnesota, USA
Plot      Section E Block 10 Lot 5
Memorial ID      95120560 ·
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Arthur and Emma (Rannow) welcomed Alton and sent him to Dist. 40 and Hutchinson schools.

He served the United States in WW II and received the Victory medal an Army of Occupation medal.

In 1968, he relocated to to the Aitkin county area of MN.

Found in the MCHS military collection "Brownton Bulletin" Sept 6, 1995.8,7

Family

Mildred Jean "Millie" Schmidt of Crosby, MN b. 2 May 1934, d. 14 Oct 2009

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/98710898/…
  2. [S1] Vital Records (published), Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2017
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  3. [S1] Vital Records (published), Web: Minnesota, Birth Index, 1900-1934
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  4. [S15] "Military Record", U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
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  5. [S15] "Military Record", U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
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    https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  6. [S1] Vital Records (published), Minnesota, Marriages from the Minnesota Official Marriage System, 1850-2019
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    https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  7. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  8. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/95120560/…
  9. [S16] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Soc.Sec. Admin., unknown series, U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
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  10. [S16] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Soc.Sec. Admin., unknown series, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
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Fred A Wirtz1

Last Edited29 Oct 2020
M, b. 3 February 1906, d. 23 November 1997
FatherJacob Wirtz1 b. 2 Aug 1870, d. 5 May 1933
MotherAnna A Loder1 b. 1881, d. 1956
Birth*3 February 1906Fred A Wirtz was born on 3 February 1906 at Baradero, Buenos Aires, Argentina.1
Immigration*6 May 1910He immigrated on 6 May 1910 to Arriving from:, Hamburg, Germany; New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957
-----Wirz,
Jacob, age 39, farmer, born in Switzerland,
speaks German, last Permanent Residence was Baradero, Argentina. Going to visit/stay with their cousin Rudolf Wirz, Aatal near Zurich.

Anna, age 29, housewife, born in Switzerland.

Anieta, age 9, born in Switzerland.
Selina, age 7, born in Switzerland.
Frik, age 4, born in Switzerland.2
Census*19 January 1920He appeared on the census of 19 January 1920 at Sup.Dist#10, Enum.Dist#171, Sheet# 1-A, rows 1-10, Garfield, Kossuth, IA, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census
-----Wirtz (Wirz),
Jacob, head, age 49, Immig. 1910, Papers submitted for Naturalization, Nat.in 1916, Born in Switz/Switz/Switz.

Anna, wife, age 38, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argendina/Switz/Switz.

Anita, dau, age 18, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Selina, dau, age 17, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Fred, son, age 13, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Alfred, son, age 12, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Lena, dau, age 8, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Theophil, son, age 6, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Lydia, dau, age 4, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Adeline, dau, age 9/12, born in IA/Switz/Switz.3
Marriage*24 May 1936He married Hulda Marie Fehr on 24 May 1936 at Kossuth, IA, USA.4
Death*23 November 1997Fred A Wirtz died on 23 November 1997 at Was 91 years old. Findagrave.com/38064178, Des Moines, Polk, IA, USA, at age 91.1
Burial*after 23 November 1997He was buried after 23 November 1997 at Apostolic V Christian Cemetery, Kossuth, IA, USA.1

Family

Hulda Marie Fehr b. 5 Mar 1912, d. 12 Feb 2016
Child

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38064178/fred-a.-wirtz
  2. [S28] Unknown name of person, unknown ship name Ship Passenger List, New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957
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    https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/7488/…
  3. [S18] 1920 US Federal Census, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/6061/…
  4. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/158115190/…
  5. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/90128216/aaron-wirtz

Hulda Marie Fehr1

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
F, b. 5 March 1912, d. 12 February 2016
NoteHulda Marie Fehr Hulda Marie (Fehr) Wirtz, 103, was born March 15, 1912 at West Bend, Iowa, the daughter of Alfred and Mary Gerber Fehr. She passed away February 12, 2016 at Algona, Iowa. Hulda was raised on the family farm in Kossuth County, along with her brothers, Henry, Paul, Eli and Elmer. A younger brother, Daniel, died in infancy.

Hulda attended country school through the eighth grade. In her youth, she worked at various jobs in the West Bend area, and for a time was a housekeeper in Peoria, Illinois. As a young woman, she became a member of the Apostolic Christian Church at West Bend.

She married Fred Wirtz at West Bend on May 24, 1936 and they farmed near West Bend for 41 years. Their home was blessed with ten children, five boys and five girls. She enjoyed gardening, baking, and family music and appreciated time spent visiting with family and friends. Hulda had a special gift for making each child and grandchild feel loved and valued.

Her surviving children are: Mary (Ted Besch) of Storm Lake, Iowa, Esther (Lester Frieden) of rural West Bend, John (Ella) of Fort Dodge, IA, Eli (Marilyn) of Urbandale, IA, Alvin (Wendy) of Wylie, TX, Lori (Frank Jones) of Gold Canyon, AZ, Luanne (Chuck Collins) of Plano, TX, Irene (Alan Blair) of Humboldt, IA, and Fred Wirtz, Jr. (friend Lila Smith) of West Bend. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Peggy Perkins Wirtz of Belmond, IA, her sister-in-law, Betty Wirtz of West Bend, IA and a special cousin, Madeline Gerber Banwart.

At the time of her death, Hulda had 26 living grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Wirtz; a son, Aaron; a daughter-in-law, Patsy Banwart Wirtz; a grandson, James Wirtz; and her parents and brothers, listed above. at OBIT.1
Note*She (an unknown value) at More info on findagrave.com.1
Birth*5 March 1912She was born on 5 March 1912 at West Bend, Palo Alto, IA, USA.1
Marriage*24 May 1936She married Fred A Wirtz, son of Jacob Wirtz and Anna A Loder, on 24 May 1936 at Kossuth, IA, USA.1
Death*12 February 2016Hulda Marie Fehr died on 12 February 2016 at Was 103 years old. Findagrave.com/158115190, Algona, Kossuth, IA, USA, at age 103.1
Burial*after 12 February 2016She was buried after 12 February 2016 at Apostolic V Christian Cemetery, Kossuth, IA, USA.1

Family

Fred A Wirtz b. 3 Feb 1906, d. 23 Nov 1997
Child

Aaron Wirtz1

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
M, b. 14 August 1954, d. 9 August 2006
FatherFred A Wirtz1 b. 3 Feb 1906, d. 23 Nov 1997
MotherHulda Marie Fehr1 b. 5 Mar 1912, d. 12 Feb 2016
Birth*14 August 1954Aaron Wirtz was born on 14 August 1954 at Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, IA, USA.1
Death*9 August 2006He died on 9 August 2006 at Was 51 years old. Findagrave.com/90128216, Plano, Collin, TX, USA, at age 51.1
Burial*after 9 August 2006He was buried after 9 August 2006 at Saint Francis Cemetery, Belmond, Wright, IA, USA; Aaron Wirtz
Birth      14 Aug 1954
Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa, USA
Death      9 Aug 2006 (aged 51)
Plano, Collin County, Texas, USA
Burial      
Saint Francis Cemetery
Belmond, Wright County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID      90128216 ·.1

Marguerite Dora Montag1

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
F, b. 10 July 1910, d. 12 January 2010
Birth*10 July 1910Marguerite Dora Montag was born on 10 July 1910 at West Bend, Palo Alto, IA, USA.1
Marriage*1933She married Alfred J Wirtz, son of Jacob Wirtz and Anna A Loder, in 1933.1
Death*12 January 2010Marguerite Dora Montag died on 12 January 2010 at Was 99 years old. Findagrave.com/56574285, West Bend, Palo Alto, IA, USA, at age 99.1
Burial*after 12 January 2010She was buried after 12 January 2010 at West Bend Cemetery, West Bend, Palo Alto, IA, USA; Marguerite Dora Montag Wirtz
Birth      10 Jul 1910
West Bend, Palo Alto County, Iowa, USA
Death      12 Jan 2010 (aged 99)
West Bend, Palo Alto County, Iowa, USA
Burial      
West Bend Cemetery
West Bend, Palo Alto County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID      59574285 ·.1

Family

Alfred J Wirtz b. 1907, d. 1989

Paul J Montag1

Last Edited27 Oct 2020
M, b. 6 June 1908, d. 9 September 2002
Birth*6 June 1908Paul J Montag was born on 6 June 1908 at West Bend, Kossuth, IA, USA; Name:      Paul J Montag
Gender:      Male
Race:      Brown
Age:      24
Birth Date:      abt 1907
Birth Place:      West Bend IA.
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Marriage*25 October 1931He married Lena Wirtz, daughter of Jacob Wirtz and Anna A Loder, on 25 October 1931 at West Bend, Kossuth, IA, USA; Name:      Lena Wirtz
Gender:      Female
Race:           Blonde
Age:           21
Birth Date:      abt 1910
Birth Place:      West Bend
Residence Place:      West Bend
Marriage Date:      25 Oct 1931
Marriage Place:      West Bend, Iowa, USA
Father:      Jacob Wirtz
Mother:      Anna Hoder
Spouse:      Paul J Montag.1
Death*9 September 2002Paul J Montag died on 9 September 2002 at Was 94 years old. Findagrave.com/82216081 at age 94.1
Burial*after 9 September 2002He was buried after 9 September 2002 at Saint Joseph Cemetery, Wesley, Kossuth, IA, USA.1

Family

Lena Wirtz b. 14 Mar 1911, d. 18 May 1992

Edwin Theophil "Tubby" Wirtz1

Last Edited27 Oct 2020
M, b. 19 March 1913, d. 14 January 1998
FatherJacob Wirtz1 b. 2 Aug 1870, d. 5 May 1933
MotherAnna A Loder1 b. 1881, d. 1956
Birth*19 March 1913Edwin Theophil "Tubby" Wirtz was born on 19 March 1913 at Garfield Township, Kossuth, IA, USA; Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1999
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Name:      Edwin Theophil Wirtz
Birth Date:      19 Mar 1913
Birth Place:      Garfield Twp, Kossuth Co, Iowa, United States
Father:      Jacob Wirtz
Mother:      Anna Loder
FHL Film Number:      1451891.1,2,3,4
Census*19 January 1920He appeared on the census of 19 January 1920 at Sup.Dist#10, Enum.Dist#171, Sheet# 1-A, rows 1-10, Garfield, Kossuth, IA, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census
-----Wirtz (Wirz),
Jacob, head, age 49, Immig. 1910, Papers submitted for Naturalization, Nat.in 1916, Born in Switz/Switz/Switz.

Anna, wife, age 38, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argendina/Switz/Switz.

Anita, dau, age 18, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Selina, dau, age 17, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Fred, son, age 13, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Alfred, son, age 12, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Lena, dau, age 8, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Theophil, son, age 6, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Lydia, dau, age 4, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Adeline, dau, age 9/12, born in IA/Switz/Switz.5
Marriage*24 November 1942He married Lucille Frances Bredlan on 24 November 1942 at Emmetsburg, Kossuth, IA, USA; Name:      Edwin T Wirtz
Gender:      Male
Race:      White
Age:      30
Birth Date:      abt 1912
Birth Place:      West Bend, Iowa
Marriage Date:      24 Nov 1942
Marriage Place:      Emmetsburg, Iowa, USA
Number of Marriage:      First
Certificate Number:      7472
Father:      Jacob Wirtz
Mother:      Anna Lodes
Spouse:      Lucille Budlan.1,6
Note*14 January 1998Edwin Theophil "Tubby" Wirtz Name:      Edwin Theophil Wirtz [Edwin Wirtz]
Gender:      Male
Race:      White
Birth Date:      19 Mar 1913
Birth Place:      West Bend, Ko, Iowa
Death Date:      14 Jan 1998
Father:      
Jacob Wirtz
Mother:      
Anna Loder
SSN:      479129818
Notes:      Aug 1938: Name listed as EDWIN THEOPHIL WIRTZ; 29 Jan 1998: Name listed as EDWIN WIRTZ on 14 January 1998 at Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.3
Death*14 January 1998He died on 14 January 1998 at Was 84 years old. Findagrave.com/38064164 at age 84.1,3,4
Burial*after 14 January 1998He was buried after 14 January 1998 at Apostolic V Christian Cemetery, Kossuth, IA, USA; Name:      Edwin Theophil Wirtz
Birth Date:      19 Mar 1913
Death Date:      14 Jan 1998
Cemetery:      Apostolic V Christian Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:      Kossuth County, Iowa, United States of America
Has Bio?:      N
Father:      Jacob Wirtz
Mother:      Anna Wirtz
Spouse:      Lucille Frances Wirtz.1,4

Family

Lucille Frances Bredlan b. 30 Nov 1919, d. 8 Jan 2010

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38064164/…
  2. [S1] Vital Records (published), Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1999
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  3. [S16] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Soc.Sec. Admin., unknown series, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
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  4. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  5. [S18] 1920 US Federal Census, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/6061/…
  6. [S1] Vital Records (published), Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1945
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Lucille Frances Bredlan1

Last Edited27 Oct 2020
F, b. 30 November 1919, d. 8 January 2010
Birth*30 November 1919Lucille Frances Bredlan was born on 30 November 1919 at Spencer, Marathon, WI, USA.1,2
Marriage*24 November 1942She married Edwin Theophil "Tubby" Wirtz, son of Jacob Wirtz and Anna A Loder, on 24 November 1942 at Emmetsburg, Kossuth, IA, USA; Name:      Edwin T Wirtz
Gender:      Male
Race:      White
Age:      30
Birth Date:      abt 1912
Birth Place:      West Bend, Iowa
Marriage Date:      24 Nov 1942
Marriage Place:      Emmetsburg, Iowa, USA
Number of Marriage:      First
Certificate Number:      7472
Father:      Jacob Wirtz
Mother:      Anna Lodes
Spouse:      Lucille Budlan.1,3
Death*8 January 2010Lucille Frances Bredlan died on 8 January 2010 at Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, IA, USA, at age 90.1,2
Burial*after 8 January 2010She was buried after 8 January 2010 at Kossuth, IA, USA.2

Family

Edwin Theophil "Tubby" Wirtz b. 19 Mar 1913, d. 14 Jan 1998

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38064164/…
  2. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  3. [S1] Vital Records (published), Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1945
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Lydia Maria Wirtz1

Last Edited27 Oct 2020
F, b. 26 March 1915, d. 27 September 2003
FatherJacob Wirtz1 b. 2 Aug 1870, d. 5 May 1933
MotherAnna A Loder1 b. 1881, d. 1956
Marriage*?Lydia Maria Wirtz married Vernon Russell Edwards in ?2
Birth*26 March 1915Lydia Maria Wirtz was born on 26 March 1915 at West Bend.1
Census19 January 1920She appeared on the census of 19 January 1920 at Sup.Dist#10, Enum.Dist#171, Sheet# 1-A, rows 1-10, Garfield, Kossuth, IA, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census
-----Wirtz (Wirz),
Jacob, head, age 49, Immig. 1910, Papers submitted for Naturalization, Nat.in 1916, Born in Switz/Switz/Switz.

Anna, wife, age 38, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argendina/Switz/Switz.

Anita, dau, age 18, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Selina, dau, age 17, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Fred, son, age 13, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Alfred, son, age 12, Immig. 1910, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Lena, dau, age 8, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Theophil, son, age 6, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Lydia, dau, age 4, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Adeline, dau, age 9/12, born in IA/Switz/Switz.3
Census*16 April 1930She appeared on the census of 16 April 1930 at Sup.Dist# 2, Enum.Dist#55-15, Sheet#1-A, rows 30-35, Garfield, Dossuth, IA, USA; 1930 United States Federal Census
-----Wirtz (Wirz),
Jacob, head, age 59, married @ 29 y/o, Born in Switzerland/Switz/Switz, German, Immig in 1910 and naturalized.

Anna L, wife, age 49, married @ 19 y/o, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz. German, Immig in 1910 and naturalized.

Lydia, dau, age 15, single, Born in IA/Switz/Argentina.

Odeline M, dau, age 11, Born in IA/Switz/Argentina.

Paul H., son, age 7, Born in IA/Switz/Argentina.

Werner E, son, age 5, Born in IA/Switz/Argentina.4
Death*27 September 2003She died on 27 September 2003 at Was 88 years old. Findagrave.com/124813134, West Bend, Kossuth, IA, USA, at age 88.1
Burial*after 27 September 2003She was buried after 27 September 2003 at West Bend Cemetery, West Bend, Kossuth, IA, USA; Lydia Marie Wirtz Edwards
Birth      26 Mar 1915
West Bend, Palo Alto County, Iowa, USA
Death      27 Sep 2003 (aged 88)
West Bend, Palo Alto County, Iowa, USA
Burial      
West Bend Cemetery
West Bend, Palo Alto County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID      124813134 ·.1

Family

Vernon Russell Edwards b. 21 Jan 1911, d. 3 Sep 1991
Children

Vernon Russell Edwards1

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
M, b. 21 January 1911, d. 3 September 1991
Marriage*?Vernon Russell Edwards married Lydia Maria Wirtz, daughter of Jacob Wirtz and Anna A Loder, in ?1
Birth*21 January 1911Vernon Russell Edwards was born on 21 January 1911 at Livermore, Humboldt, IA, USA.1
Death*3 September 1991He died on 3 September 1991 at Was 80 years old. Findagrave.com/88310218, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, IA, USA, at age 80.1
Burial*after 3 September 1991He was buried after 3 September 1991 at West Bend Cemetery, West Bend, Palo Alto, IA, USA.1

Family

Lydia Maria Wirtz b. 26 Mar 1915, d. 27 Sep 2003
Children

Nancy L Edwards1

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
F, b. ?, d. ?
FatherVernon Russell Edwards1 b. 21 Jan 1911, d. 3 Sep 1991
MotherLydia Maria Wirtz1 b. 26 Mar 1915, d. 27 Sep 2003
Burial*?Nancy L Edwards was buried in ? At Calvary Cemetery, Ruthven, Palo Alto, IA, USA; Daughter of Vernon Russell Edwards & Lydia Marie Wirtz Edwards.1
Death*?She died in ?1
Birth*?She was born in ?1
Marriage*3 August 1961She married Kenneth Francis Finnegan, son of George Francis Finnegan more info. @ Findagrave.com/120547056 and Ruth Frances Myers more info. @ Findagrave.com/120547056, on 3 August 1961 at Cherokee, IA, USA; Had 9 kids.2

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Kenneth Francis Finnegan b. 8 Sep 1937, d. 19 Nov 2013

Kenneth Francis Finnegan1

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M, b. 8 September 1937, d. 19 November 2013
FatherGeorge Francis Finnegan more info. @ Findagrave.com/1205470561 b. 1905, d. 1962
MotherRuth Frances Myers more info. @ Findagrave.com/1205470561 b. 1908, d. 1964
Birth*8 September 1937Kenneth Francis Finnegan was born on 8 September 1937 at Ayrshire, Palo Alto, IA, USA.1
Marriage*3 August 1961He married Nancy L Edwards, daughter of Vernon Russell Edwards and Lydia Maria Wirtz, on 3 August 1961 at Cherokee, IA, USA; Had 9 kids.1
Death*19 November 2013Kenneth Francis Finnegan died on 19 November 2013 at Was 76 years old. Findagrave.com/120547056, Bellevue, Sarpy, NE, USA, at age 76.1
Note*after 19 November 2013He Kenneth F. Finnegan, age 76, of Bellevue, Nebraska, formerly of Oakland, Iowa, passed away November 19, 2013, at his home.

Ken was born September 8, 1937, in Ayrshire, Iowa, to the late George and Ruth (Myers) Finnegan. He graduated Ruthven, IA, High School in 1956, Buena Vista College in 1961 and earned his MSE from Drake University in 1968. Ken married Nancy Edwards on August 3, 1961, in Cherokee, Iowa. They were blessed with nine children. Ken was an educator and served as elementary principal for Oakland, Iowa Community Schools for 20 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bellevue, NE.

In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by a grandson, William F. Carolus; four brothers, Tom, Jim, Dan and Phillip Finnegan; sisters-in-law, Doris, Alice, Margie and Jane; brothers-in-law, Gary and Marvin Edwards and Duane Pitcher.

Ken is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nancy Finnegan of Bellevue, NE; daughters, Debbie (Jude) Holzer of Council Bluffs, IA, Julie (Scott) Kowal of Omaha, NE, Amy (Bryan) Carolus of Treynor, IA; sons, Joe (Julie) Finnegan of Elkhorn, NE, Tony Finnegan of Council Bluffs, Doug (Christine) Finnegan of New Lenox, IL, Pat (Gabriela) Finnegan of Adel, IA, Jon (Carie) Finnegan of Glenwood, IA, Matt (Heidi) Finnegan of Council Bluffs; 29 grandchildren; 11 siblings; many nieces and nephews.

Obituary & Photo is from The Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory after 19 November 2013 at OBIT.1
Burial*after 19 November 2013He was buried after 19 November 2013 at Calvary Cemetery, Ruthven, Palo Alto, IA, USA; Kenneth Francis Finnegan
Birth      8 Sep 1937
Ayrshire, Palo Alto County, Iowa, USA
Death      19 Nov 2013 (aged 76)
Bellevue, Sarpy County, Nebraska, USA
Burial      
Calvary Cemetery
Ruthven, Palo Alto County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID      120547056 ·.1

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Nancy L Edwards b. ?, d. ?

George Francis Finnegan more info. @ Findagrave.com/1205470561

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M, b. 1905, d. 1962
Marriage*George Francis Finnegan more info. @ Findagrave.com/120547056 married Ruth Frances Myers more info. @ Findagrave.com/120547056.1
Birth*1905George Francis Finnegan more info. @ Findagrave.com/120547056 was born in 1905.1
Death*1962He died in 1962.1

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Ruth Frances Myers more info. @ Findagrave.com/120547056 b. 1908, d. 1964
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