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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    https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  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/…
  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

Family

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

Kenneth Francis Finnegan1

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
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

Family

Nancy L Edwards b. ?, d. ?

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

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
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

Family

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

Ruth Frances Myers more info. @ Findagrave.com/1205470561

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
F, b. 1908, d. 1964
Marriage*Ruth Frances Myers more info. @ Findagrave.com/120547056 married George Francis Finnegan more info. @ Findagrave.com/120547056.1
Birth*1908Ruth Frances Myers more info. @ Findagrave.com/120547056 was born in 1908.1
Death*1964She died in 1964.1

Family

George Francis Finnegan more info. @ Findagrave.com/120547056 b. 1905, d. 1962
Children

John Thomas Finnegan more info. @ Findagrave.com/1205470561

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
M, b. 1928, d. 2000
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*1928John Thomas Finnegan more info. @ Findagrave.com/120547056 was born in 1928.1
Death*2000He died in 2000.1

James Peter Finnegan more info. @ Findagrave.com/1205470561

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
M, b. 1939, d. 1996
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*1939James Peter Finnegan more info. @ Findagrave.com/120547056 was born in 1939.1
Death*1996He died in 1996.1

Albert Paul Finnegan more info. @ Findagrave.com/1205470561

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
M, b. 1941, d. 2019
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*1941Albert Paul Finnegan more info. @ Findagrave.com/120547056 was born in 1941.1
Death*2019He died in 2019.1

Daniel Anthony Finnegan more info. @ Findagrave.com/1205470561

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
M, b. 1945, d. 2004
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*1945Daniel Anthony Finnegan more info. @ Findagrave.com/120547056 was born in 1945.1
Death*2004He died in 2004.1

Phillip Finnegan more info. @ Findagrave.com/1205470561

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
M, b. 1949, d. 1949
FatherGeorge Francis Finnegan more info. @ Findagrave.com/1205470561 b. 1905, d. 1962
MotherRuth Frances Myers more info. @ Findagrave.com/1205470561 b. 1908, d. 1964
Death*1949Phillip Finnegan more info. @ Findagrave.com/120547056 died in 1949.1
Birth*1949He was born in 1949.1

Gary Russell Edwards1

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
M, b. 29 June 1936, d. 5 June 2010
FatherVernon Russell Edwards1 b. 21 Jan 1911, d. 3 Sep 1991
MotherLydia Maria Wirtz1 b. 26 Mar 1915, d. 27 Sep 2003
Birth*29 June 1936Gary Russell Edwards was born on 29 June 1936 at West Bend, Palo Alto, IA, USA.1
Death*5 June 2010He died on 5 June 2010 at Was 73 years old. Findagrave.com/202277519, Charlotte Hall, St. Mary's, MD, USA, at age 73.1
Note*after 5 June 2010He Edwards, Gary Russell

Birth: Monday, June 29, 1936 in West Bend, Iowa
Residence: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Death: Saturday, June 05, 2010 at the age of 73

Gary Russell Edwards, 73, of Mechanicsville, MD, formerly of Byron, GA died June 5, 2010 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.

Born June 29, 1936 in West Bend, Iowa, he was the son of Vernon Russell Edwards and Lydia Marie Wirtz.

Mr. Edwards played guitar and played in a band called Range Riders. He loved watching birds, nature and all animals, especially his most beloved and devoted dog, Gidget.

Besides his parents, Mr. Edwards was predeceased by a son, Michael J. Edwards who died in 1983.

He is survived by his children, Michelle Langley (Ray) of Mechanicsville, MD, Belinda Edwards of FL, Shawn Edwards (Wilma) of FL and Joseph Spiekermeier (Beth) of Hamilton, IL.

As well as his grandchildren, Keri Gray (Jesse), Megan McGreal, Tracey Edwards, Shawn Edwards, Jr., Hailey Spiekermeier and Jaiden Spiekermeier; great grandchild, Gabriella Gray.

Also surviving are his brothers and sisters, Janet Webster (Wayne) of West DeMoines, IA, Nancy Finnegan(Ken) of Oakland, IA, Donna Nims (Gene) of Grayslake, IL, Sandra Martin of Fortson, GA, Dale Edwards of Perry, GA, Diane Feldpausch of Louisville, KY, Susan Carstenson (Ron) of DeWitt, IA and Marvin Edwards (Julene) of Yankton, SD.

Funeral arrangements are being provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. after 5 June 2010 at OBIT.1
Burial*after 5 June 2010He was buried after 5 June 2010 at Unknown; Gary Russell Edwards
Birth      29 Jun 1936
West Bend, Palo Alto County, Iowa, USA
Death      5 Jun 2010 (aged 73)
Charlotte Hall, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA
Burial      Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID      202277519 ·.1

Family

Child

Michael J Edwards1

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
M, d. 1983
FatherGary Russell Edwards1 b. 29 Jun 1936, d. 5 Jun 2010
Death*1983Michael J Edwards died in 1983.1

Marvin Laverne Edwards1

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
M, b. 3 May 1950, d. 17 January 2012
FatherVernon Russell Edwards1 b. 21 Jan 1911, d. 3 Sep 1991
MotherLydia Maria Wirtz1 b. 26 Mar 1915, d. 27 Sep 2003
Birth*3 May 1950Marvin Laverne Edwards was born on 3 May 1950 at Fort Dodge, Webster, IA, USA.1
Death*17 January 2012He died on 17 January 2012 at Was 61 years old. Findagrave.com/83768068, Yankton, Yankton, SD, USA, at age 61.1
Note*after 17 January 2012He Marvin L. Edwards, 61, died on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD. Services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, January 21 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD, with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls. Visitation begins at 5:00 PM Friday, January 20 at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, where the family will greet friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Marvin L. Edwards was born on May 3, 1950 in Fort Dodge, IA to Russell and Lydia (Wirtz) Edwards. Marvin grew up in Ruthven, IA and graduated from the Ruthven High School. He then attended the University of Iowa where he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting.

After graduating from college, Marvin worked in Spencer, IA for a time. In the early 1980's, he began his career with Prince Manufacturing in Sioux City, IA as a purchasing agent. He was currently the plant manager of Lewis and Clark Hydraulics in Yankton, SD.

Marvin was an avid Green Bay Packer and Iowa Hawkeye football fan. Even though they would beat him at the game, he enjoyed playing golf with his two sons. Above all, Marvin enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 17 years, Julene; his two sons, Jeremy Edwards, Grand Rapids, MI, Brian Edwards and his wife, Kristin, Zeeland, MI; three grandchildren and a grandchild on the way; six siblings; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gary Edwards after 17 January 2012 at OBIT.1
Burial*after 17 January 2012He was buried after 17 January 2012 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, SD, USA.1

Adeline Wirtz1

Last Edited27 Oct 2020
F, b. 1919, d. 2004
FatherJacob Wirtz1 b. 2 Aug 1870, d. 5 May 1933
MotherAnna A Loder1 b. 1881, d. 1956
Marriage*?Adeline Wirtz married Ellsworth E Spencer in ?2
Birth*1919Adeline Wirtz was born in 1919.1
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*2004She died in 2004 at Was 84-85 years old. Findagrave.com/7062540.1
Burial*2004She was buried in 2004 at Elim Cemetery, Fertile, Worth, IA, USA.1

Family

Ellsworth E Spencer b. 1915, d. 2009

Ellsworth E Spencer1

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
M, b. 1915, d. 2009
Marriage*?Ellsworth E Spencer married Adeline Wirtz, daughter of Jacob Wirtz and Anna A Loder, in ?1
Birth*1915Ellsworth E Spencer was born in 1915.1
Burial*2009He was buried in 2009 at Elim Cemetery, Fertile, Worth, IA, USA.1
Death*2009He died in 2009 at Was 93-94 years old. Findagrave.com/7062544.1

Family

Adeline Wirtz b. 1919, d. 2004

Paul Henry Wirtz1,2

Last Edited27 Oct 2020
M, b. 21 May 1922, d. April 1998
FatherJacob Wirtz1 b. 2 Aug 1870, d. 5 May 1933
MotherAnna A Loder1 b. 1881, d. 1956
Birth*21 May 1922Paul Henry Wirtz was born on 21 May 1922 at West Bend, Kossuth, IA, USA; Name:      Paul Henry Wirtz
Gender:      Male
Birth Date:      21 May 1922
Birth Place:      West Bend, Kossuth, Iowa, USA
Father:      Jacob Wirtz
Mother:      Anna Loder.1,2
Census16 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.3
Census*5 April 1940He appeared on the census of 5 April 1940 at Sup,Dist#8, Enum.Dist#74-26, Sheet#1-A, rows 25-27, West Bend, Palo Alto, IA, USA; 1940 United States Federal Census
-----WIRTZ,
Anna, head, age 59, widow, born in Argentina.

Paul, son, age 18, single, born in IA.
Verner, son, age 15, single, born in IA.4
Marriage*2 April 1951He married Beverly Ann Schutjer on 2 April 1951 at @ Evangelical Free Church, Britt, Hancock, IA, USA.5
Death*April 1998Paul Henry Wirtz died in April 1998 at Was 75-76 years old. Findagrave.com/84800637 at age 75.1
Burial*April 1998He was buried in April 1998 at Evergreen Cemetery, Britt, Hancock, IA, USA; Paul H. Writz
Birth      1922
Death      Apr 1998 (aged 75–76)
Burial      
Evergreen Cemetery
Britt, Hancock County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID      84800637 ·.1

Family

Beverly Ann Schutjer b. 11 Jan 1932, d. 5 Dec 2008
Child

Beverly Ann Schutjer1

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
F, b. 11 January 1932, d. 5 December 2008
Birth*11 January 1932Beverly Ann Schutjer was born on 11 January 1932 at Britt, Hancock, IA, USA.1
Marriage*2 April 1951She married Paul Henry Wirtz, son of Jacob Wirtz and Anna A Loder, on 2 April 1951 at @ Evangelical Free Church, Britt, Hancock, IA, USA.1
Retirement*1995Beverly Ann Schutjer was retired in 1995 at Marting Manufacturing in Britt for many years as bookkeeper.1
Death*5 December 2008She died on 5 December 2008 at Was 76 years old. Findagrave.com/84800541, Iowa City, Johnson, IA, USA, at age 76.1
Note*after 5 December 2008She Beverly A. Wirtz, 76, of Crystal Lake passed away on Friday, December 5, 2008 at her daughter’s home in Iowa City surrounded by her family.



Funeral services for Beverly Wirtz will be held Friday, December 12, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Britt with Pastor Stan Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Britt.



Visitation for Beverly Wirtz will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at Ewing Funeral Chapel, 178 Center Street West, in Britt and continue one hour prior to services at the church.



Beverly Ann (Schutjer) Wirtz, daughter of Henry and Ella (Jacobson) Schutjer, was born on January 11, 1932 in Britt, Iowa. After attending schools in Britt she worked at First State Bank in Britt.



On April 2, 1951 she married Paul Wirtz at the Evangelical Free Church in Britt. They farmed for four years in Ottosen, Iowa and twelve years at Britt. She worked at Marting Manufacturing in Britt for many years as bookkeeper.



Beverly retired in 1995 at which time she enjoyed quilting and gardening. She loved her family and made quilts and afghans for special events, warming them as well as their hearts.



Beverly attended both the Upper Flat Evangelical Free and Britt Evangelical Free Churches. She was active in helping with the Awana’s and the Women’s Circle for funeral lunches.



Beverly is survived by a daughter, Vicki Ibarra and husband Hector of Iowa City; two grandsons: Bret Ibarra of Houston, Texas and Derek Ibarra of Iowa City; two brothers: Donald Schutjer of Apple Valley, Minnesota and Richard Schutjer and wife Judy of Hazel Green, Wisconsin.



She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Mark Wirtz in August 1984; and her husband, Paul Wirtz in April 1998.



In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Britt Evangelical Free Church Benevolent Fund and/or Iowa City Hospice. after 5 December 2008 at OBIT.1
Burial*after 5 December 2008She was buried after 5 December 2008 at Evergreen Cemetery, Britt, Hancock, IA, USA.1

Family

Paul Henry Wirtz b. 21 May 1922, d. Apr 1998
Child

Mark Wirtz1

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
M, d. August 1984
FatherPaul Henry Wirtz1 b. 21 May 1922, d. Apr 1998
MotherBeverly Ann Schutjer1 b. 11 Jan 1932, d. 5 Dec 2008
Death*August 1984Mark Wirtz died in August 1984.1

Verner Emil Wirtz1,2

Last Edited27 Oct 2020
M, b. 9 September 1924, d. 6 November 2002
FatherJacob Wirtz1 b. 2 Aug 1870, d. 5 May 1933
MotherAnna A Loder1 b. 1881, d. 1956
Birth*9 September 1924Verner Emil Wirtz was born on 9 September 1924 at West Bend, Kossuth, IA, USA.1,3,4
Census16 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.5
Census*5 April 1940He appeared on the census of 5 April 1940 at Sup,Dist#8, Enum.Dist#74-26, Sheet#1-A, rows 25-27, West Bend, Palo Alto, IA, USA; 1940 United States Federal Census
-----WIRTZ,
Anna, head, age 59, widow, born in Argentina.

Paul, son, age 18, single, born in IA.
Verner, son, age 15, single, born in IA.6
Note*18 December 1942He U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
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Name:      Verner Emil Wirtz
Gender:      Male
Race:      White
Age:      18
Relationship to Draftee:      Self (Head)
Birth Date:      9 Sep 1924
Birth Place:      West Bend, Iowa
Residence Place:      West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa, USA
Registration Date:      18 Dec 1942
Registration Place:      Iowa, USA
Employer:      Eli Fehr
Weight:      147
Complexion:      Light Brown
Eye Color:      Brown
Hair Color:      Brown
Height:      68
Next of Kin:      Fred Wirtz
Household Members:      
Name      Relationship
Verner Emil Wirtz      Self (Head) on 18 December 1942 at IA, USA.7
Marriage*16 July 1945He married Beverly Lou Jennings on 16 July 1945 at Rodman, IA, USA; Name:      Mr. Verner Wirtz
Gender:      Male
Marriage Date:      16 Jul 1945
Marriage Place:      Rodman, Iowa, USA
Mother:      Anna Wirtz
Spouse:      Beverly Lou Jennings.8
Note1960Verner Emil Wirtz Photo. in 1960.
Death*6 November 2002He died on 6 November 2002 at Was 78 years old. Findagrave.com/91555712 at age 78.1,4
SSN*6 November 2002His Social Security Number was Name:      Verner E. Wirtz
Social Security Number:      469-22-5500
Birth Date:      9 Sep 1924
Issue Year:      Before 1951
Issue State:      Minnesota
Last Residence:      50597, West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa, USA
Death Date:      6 Nov 2002
----------------- Soc.Sec.Appl.Claims
Name:      Verner Emil Wirtz [Verner E Wirtz]
Gender:      Male
Race:      White
Birth Date:      9 Sep 1924
Birth Place:      West Bend Ko, Iowa
Death Date:      6 Nov 2002
Father:      
Jacob Wirtz
Mother:      
Anna Toder
SSN:      469-22-5500
Notes:      Sep 1942: Name listed as VERNER EMIL WIRTZ; 14 Nov 2002: Name listed as VERNER E WIRTZ on 6 November 2002 at 469-22-5500, West Bend, Palo Alto, IA, USA.2,9
Burial*after 6 November 2002He was buried after 6 November 2002 at Apostolic V Christian Cemetery, Kossuth, IA, USA; Name:      Verner E. Wirtz
Birth Date:      9 Sep 1924
Death Date:      6 Nov 2002
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:      Beverly Lou Wirtz.1,4

Family

Beverly Lou Jennings b. 7 Dec 1926, d. 23 Jan 1987

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/91555712/…
  2. [S16] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Soc.Sec. Admin., unknown series, U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
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    Name:      Verner E. Wirtz
    Social Security Number:      469-22-5500
    Birth Date:      9 Sep 1924
    Issue Year:      Before 1951
    Issue State:      Minnesota
    Last Residence:      50597, West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa, USA
    Death Date:      6 Nov 2002.
  3. [S1] Vital Records (published), Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1940
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    https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/61441/…
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  6. [S20] 1940 US Federal Census, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2442/…
  7. [S15] "Military Record", U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
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  9. [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/…

Beverly Lou Jennings1

Last Edited27 Oct 2020
F, b. 7 December 1926, d. 23 January 1987
Note*Beverly Lou Jennings (an unknown value) at Lots more information @ findagrave.com/38064152.1
Birth*7 December 1926She was born on 7 December 1926 at West Bend, Palo Alto, IA, USA.1
Marriage*16 July 1945She married Verner Emil Wirtz, son of Jacob Wirtz and Anna A Loder, on 16 July 1945 at Rodman, IA, USA; Name:      Mr. Verner Wirtz
Gender:      Male
Marriage Date:      16 Jul 1945
Marriage Place:      Rodman, Iowa, USA
Mother:      Anna Wirtz
Spouse:      Beverly Lou Jennings.1
Death*23 January 1987Beverly Lou Jennings died on 23 January 1987 at Was 60 years old. Findagrave.com/38064152, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, IA, USA, at age 60; U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
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Name:      Beverly Wirtz
Social Security Number:      320-24-4915
Birth Date:      7 Dec 1926
Issue Year:      Before 1951
Issue State:      Illinois
Last Benefit:      50598, Whittemore, Kossuth, Iowa, USA
Death Date:      Jan 1987.1,2
Burial*after 23 January 1987She was buried after 23 January 1987 at Apostolic V Christian Cemetery, Kossuth, IA, USA.1

Family

Verner Emil Wirtz b. 9 Sep 1924, d. 6 Nov 2002

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38064152/…
  2. [S16] Unknown subject, unknown file number, Soc.Sec. Admin., unknown series, U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
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Eugene Bantz1

Last Edited25 Oct 2020
M, b. 3 December 1884, d. 23 June 1969
Marriage*?Eugene Bantz married Margaret Bantz in ?2
Birth*3 December 1884Eugene Bantz was born on 3 December 1884 at Germany.1,3
Marriage*19 September 1917He married Lena Loder, daughter of Gotfried Loder Sr. and Elizabeth Eichenberger, on 19 September 1917 at IA Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996, Palo Alto, IA, USA; Name:      Lena Loder
She was 34.
Gender:      Female
Marital status:      Single
Race:      White
Birth Date:      1883
Birth Place:      Buenos Ayres, Argentina, S.A.
Marriage Date:      19 Sep 1917
Marriage Place:      Palo Alto County, Iowa
Marriage Age:      34
Father:      Gotfried Loder
Mother:      Elizabeth Eichenberger
Spouse:      Eugene Bantz
FHL Film Number:      1436133
Reference ID:      2:3GWVH4T.1,3
Census5 January 1920Eugene Bantz appeared on the census of 5 January 1920 at Sup.Dist#193, Enum.Dist#21, Sheet#8-B, rows 60-64, Weitzel, Boone, NE, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census
-----LODER, Rudolph.
Living with his sister lena Bantze with wife.

Bantze, Eugene, head, age 35, immig. 1905, naturualized, born in Germany/Germany/Germany, German.

Lena, wife, age 36, immig. 1905, Naturalized, born in Argentina/Switz/
Switz. Lang=Bohemian/German.

Alenea, dau, age 18, born in NE/Germany/ Argentina.

Loder, Rudolph, brother-in-law, age 22, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Loder, Reka, wife of Rudolph, age 18, born in NE/Germany/MO
.4
Census*9 April 1930He appeared on the census of 9 April 1930 at Sup.Dist#6, Enum.Dist#6-19, Sheet#4-B, rows 54-58, Weitzel, Boone, NE, USA; Name:      Eugene Bantz
Birth Year:      abt 1884
Gender:      Male
Race:      White
Age in 1930:      46
Birthplace:      Germany
Marital Status:      Married
Relation to Head of House:      Head
Home in 1930:      Weitzel, Boone, Nebraska, USA
Map of Home:      
Dwelling Number:      76
Family Number:      76
Home Owned or Rented:      Rented
Radio Set:      Yes
Lives on Farm:      Yes
Age at First Marriage:      33
Attended School:      No
Able to Read and Write:      Yes
Father's Birthplace:      Germany
Mother's Birthplace:      Germany
Language Spoken:      German
Immigration Year:      1905
Naturalization:      Naturalized
Able to Speak English:      Yes
Occupation:      Farmer
Industry:      General Farm
Class of Worker:      Working on own account
Employment:      Yes
Household Members      Age      Relationship
Eugene Bantz, Head, 46, married @ 33 yrs old, born in Germany/Germany/Germany, speaks german, Immigrated in 1905, Naturalized, farmer.

Lena Bantz, wife, age 46, married @ 33 yrs old, born in Argentina/Switz./Switz., Immigrated in 1905, Naturalized.

Jacob Bantz, Laborer(not related), age 22, single, born in NE/Germany/NE.

Elena Bantz, dau, age 11, born in NE/Germany/Argentina

Margaret Bantz, dau, 9, born in NE/Germany/Argentina.5
Death*23 June 1969He died on 23 June 1969 at Was 84 years old. Findagrave.com/157741170, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA, USA, at age 84; Name:      Eugene Bantz
Birth Date:      3 Dec 1884
Death Date:      23 Jun 1969
Death Place:      Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, United States of America
Cemetery:      Cherokee Memorial Park
Burial or Cremation Place:      Lodi, San Joaquin County, California, United States of America
Has Bio?:      N
Spouse:      Lina Bantz
Children:      Alena Lydia Nelson
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Name:      Eugene Bantz
Social Security #:      557388431
Gender:      Male
Birth Date:      3 Dec 1884
Death Date:      23 Jun 1969
Death Place:      San Joaquin.1,6,7
Burial*after 23 June 1969He was buried after 23 June 1969 at Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi, San Joaquin, CA, USA.1

Family 1

Margaret Bantz b. 17 Apr 1893, d. 1 Aug 1970

Family 2

Lena Loder b. 29 Jan 1884, d. 4 Dec 1935
Child

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/157741170/eugene-bantz
  2. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/157741253/…
  3. [S1] Vital Records (published), Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996
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  4. [S18] 1920 US Federal Census, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/6061/…
  5. [S19] 1930 US Federal Census, 1930 United States Federal Census: Nebraska
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    https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/6224/…
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  8. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/157740926/…

Margaret Bantz1

Last Edited18 Oct 2020
F, b. 17 April 1893, d. 1 August 1970
Marriage*?Margaret Bantz married Eugene Bantz in ?1
Birth*17 April 1893Margaret Bantz was born on 17 April 1893.1
Death*1 August 1970She died on 1 August 1970 at Was 77 years old. Findagrave.com/157741253, Stockton, San Joaquin, CA, USA, at age 77.1
Burial*after 1 August 1970She was buried after 1 August 1970 at Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi, San Joaquin, CA, USA.1

Family

Eugene Bantz b. 3 Dec 1884, d. 23 Jun 1969

Alena Lydia Bantz1

Last Edited25 Oct 2020
F, b. 6 May 1919, d. 28 August 2003
FatherEugene Bantz1 b. 3 Dec 1884, d. 23 Jun 1969
MotherLena Loder1 b. 29 Jan 1884, d. 4 Dec 1935
Birth*6 May 1919Alena Lydia Bantz was born on 6 May 1919 at Newman Grove, Madison, NE, USA.1
Census5 January 1920She appeared on the census of 5 January 1920 at Sup.Dist#193, Enum.Dist#21, Sheet#8-B, rows 60-64, Weitzel, Boone, NE, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census
-----LODER, Rudolph.
Living with his sister lena Bantze with wife.

Bantze, Eugene, head, age 35, immig. 1905, naturualized, born in Germany/Germany/Germany, German.

Lena, wife, age 36, immig. 1905, Naturalized, born in Argentina/Switz/
Switz. Lang=Bohemian/German.

Alenea, dau, age 18, born in NE/Germany/ Argentina.

Loder, Rudolph, brother-in-law, age 22, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Loder, Reka, wife of Rudolph, age 18, born in NE/Germany/MO
.2
Census*9 April 1930She appeared on the census of 9 April 1930 at Sup.Dist#6, Enum.Dist#6-19, Sheet#4-B, rows 54-58, Weitzel, Boone, NE, USA; Name:      Eugene Bantz
Birth Year:      abt 1884
Gender:      Male
Race:      White
Age in 1930:      46
Birthplace:      Germany
Marital Status:      Married
Relation to Head of House:      Head
Home in 1930:      Weitzel, Boone, Nebraska, USA
Map of Home:      
Dwelling Number:      76
Family Number:      76
Home Owned or Rented:      Rented
Radio Set:      Yes
Lives on Farm:      Yes
Age at First Marriage:      33
Attended School:      No
Able to Read and Write:      Yes
Father's Birthplace:      Germany
Mother's Birthplace:      Germany
Language Spoken:      German
Immigration Year:      1905
Naturalization:      Naturalized
Able to Speak English:      Yes
Occupation:      Farmer
Industry:      General Farm
Class of Worker:      Working on own account
Employment:      Yes
Household Members      Age      Relationship
Eugene Bantz, Head, 46, married @ 33 yrs old, born in Germany/Germany/Germany, speaks german, Immigrated in 1905, Naturalized, farmer.

Lena Bantz, wife, age 46, married @ 33 yrs old, born in Argentina/Switz./Switz., Immigrated in 1905, Naturalized.

Jacob Bantz, Laborer(not related), age 22, single, born in NE/Germany/NE.

Elena Bantz, dau, age 11, born in NE/Germany/Argentina

Margaret Bantz, dau, 9, born in NE/Germany/Argentina.3
Baptism17 June 1934She was baptized on 17 June 1934 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Council Bluffs, IA, USA; U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969
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Name:      Alena Lydia Bantz
Baptism Age:      15
Record Type:      Baptism
Birth Date:      16 May 1919
Baptism Date:      17 Jun 1934
Baptism Place:      Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Father:      Eugene Bantz
Mother:      Lena Bantz
Church Name:      Trinity Lutheran Church
Church Location:      Newman Grove, Nebraska.4
Marriage*4 January 1939She married Arthur Earl Nelson on 4 January 1939.5,6
Death*28 August 2003Alena Lydia Bantz died on 28 August 2003 at Was 84 years old. Findagrave.com/157740926, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, at age 84.1
Burial*after 28 August 2003She was buried after 28 August 2003 at Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi, San Joaquin, CA, USA.1
Note*after 28 August 2003She Father: Eugene Bantz
Mother: Lena Loder Bantz
Married Arthur Nelson

Alena B. Nelson, 84, passed away at Marian West Hospital in Santa Maria, CA on August 28, 2003. She was born on May 6, 1919 in Newman Grove, Nebraska.

She lived on the family farm in Newman Grove until her graduation from Newman Grove High School in 1938. After graduation, Alena moved to Stockton, CA, to marry her high school sweetheart, Arthur E. Nelson, former co-owner of the Port Stockton Nursery. During World War II, Alena worked for Western Union in Stockton while Art served in the Army. She later worked as executive secretary at The Stockton Record. After completing her AA degree at Delta Junior College, she began her many years of faithful service to Calvary Baptist Church, now known as The Bridge. She was a devoted church secretary and school librarian, always an active and caring member of Calvary Baptist. Alena loved to read, paint and travel. She also loved to write, keeping many diaries and journals to record her active life. She loved and cared for animals as well, especially her cats.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Arthur E. Nelson. She is survived by her sister, Margaret Rustin Pearson and husband, Howard of Santa Maria; nieces, Suzanne Hajnik and husband, Frank of Santa Maria and Sandra Buchanan, and husband, Rob of Santa Maria and their families; as well as many members of the Nelson family in Stockton. For the past two years, she was a resident of Arbor View Retirement Community in Santa Maria, where she enjoyed a life of loving care among many friends.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, September 7, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. in Evergreen Chapel of Cherokee Memorial Cemetery in Lodi, CA. Arrangements are in the care of Magner-Maloney Funeral Home, 600 E. Stowell Road, Santa Maria. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of your choice. Magner-Maloney Funeral Home.
Contributor: Tammy Lyn (50255827) after 28 August 2003 at OBIT.1
SSN*after 28 August 2003Her Social Security Number was U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
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Name:           Alena Bantz Nelson
               [Alena B Nelson]
               [Alena Bantz Bantz]
Gender:           Female
Race:                White
Birth Date:           6 May 1919
Birth Place:           Newman Grove,                 Nebraska
Death Date:           28 Aug 2003
Father:           Eugene Bantz
Mother:           Lena Loder
SSN:                550-22-3774
Notes:      
Oct 1939: Name listed as ALENA BANTZ NELSON;
13 Sep 2003: Name listed as ALENA B NELSON after 28 August 2003 at 550-22-3774.7
Note3 September 2003She Web: Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-2016
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Name:      Alena B Nelson
Age:      84
Birth Date:      Abt 1919
Birth Place:      Newman Grove NE
Death Date:      abt 2003
Death Place:      Santa Maria CA
Publication Date:      3 Sep 2003
Publication Place:      USA
Tombstone:      0
-------------another Obit.
Name:      Alena B. Nelson
Gender:      Female
Death Age:      84
Birth Date:      6 May 1919
Birth Place:      Newman Grove, Neb.
Residence Place:      Newman Grove
Death Date:      28 Aug 2003
Obituary Date:      3 Sep 2003
Obituary Place:      Santa Maria, California, United States of America
Spouse:      
Arthur E. Nelson on 3 September 2003 at OBIT:, CA, USA.8

Family

Arthur Earl Nelson b. 14 Dec 1917, d. 13 Jun 1995

Citations

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  6. [S1] Vital Records (published), Image of grave stone.
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Arthur Earl Nelson1

Last Edited21 Oct 2020
M, b. 14 December 1917, d. 13 June 1995
Birth*14 December 1917Arthur Earl Nelson was born on 14 December 1917 at Hubbard, Dakota, NE, USA.1,2,3,4
Marriage*4 January 1939He married Alena Lydia Bantz, daughter of Eugene Bantz and Lena Loder, on 4 January 1939.1,5
Note*16 October 1940Arthur Earl Nelson U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
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Name:      Arthur Earl Nelson
Gender:      Male
Race:      White
Age:      22
Relationship to Draftee:      Self (Head)
Birth Date:      14 Dec 1917
Birth Place:      Nebraska, USA
Residence Place:      San Joaquin, California, USA
Registration Date:      16 Oct 1940
Registration Place:      San Joaquin, California, USA
Employer:      Frank C Raffel
Weight:      155
Complexion:      Light
Eye Color:      Blue
Hair Color:      Brown
Height:      5 8
Next of Kin:      Arthur Earl Nelson
Household Members:      
Name      Relationship
Arthur Earl Nelson      Self (Head)
Mrs. Arthur Earl Nelson      Wife on 16 October 1940 at San Joaquin, CA, USA.3
SSN*13 January 1995His Social Security Number was (an unknown value) on 13 January 1995 at 567-09-3376.6
Death*13 June 1995He died on 13 June 1995 at Was 77 years old. Findagrave.com/157740878, San Joaquin, CA, USA, at age 77; California, Death Index, 1940-1997
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Name:      Arthur Earl Nelson
Social Security #:      567093376
Gender:      Male
Birth Date:      14 Dec 1917
Birth Place:      Nebraska
Death Date:      13 Jun 1995
Death Place:      San Joaquin County, CA
Mother's Maiden Name:      Jackson.1,2,6,4
Burial*after 13 June 1995He was buried after 13 June 1995 at Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi, San Joaquin, CA, USA.1,2

Family

Alena Lydia Bantz b. 6 May 1919, d. 28 Aug 2003

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/157740878/…
  2. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  3. [S15] "Military Record", U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
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  4. [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://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  5. [S1] Vital Records (published), Image of grave stone.
  6. [S1] Vital Records (published), California, Death Index, 1940-1997
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    https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll

Gotfried Loder Sr.1

Last Edited6 Nov 2020
M, b. circa 1855, d. circa 1920
Birth*circa 1855Gotfried Loder Sr. was born circa 1855 at Switzerland.
Marriage*circa 1876He married Elizabeth Eichenberger circa 1876 at Switzerland; Best guess is they were married in Switzerland before moving to Argentina.1
Census*1895Gotfried Loder Sr. appeared on the census of 1895 at Row# 7 on the census page., Switzerland; Name:           Godafredo Loder
Gender:           Male
Age:                42
Birth Date:           1853
Birth Place:           Germany
Residence Date:      1895
Residence Place:      Buenos Aires,                 Argentina
FHL Film Number:      724938.2
Death*circa 1920He died circa 1920 at USA.

Family

Elizabeth Eichenberger b. 25 May 1861, d. 29 May 1919
Children

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/32999637/theophil-loder
  2. [S1] Vital Records (published), Argentina, National Census, 1895
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Elizabeth Barbara "Eliza" Loder1

Last Edited10 Nov 2020
F, b. 15 March 1879, d. 4 October 1964
FatherGotfried Loder Sr.1 b. c 1855, d. c 1920
MotherElizabeth Eichenberger1 b. 25 May 1861, d. 29 May 1919
Birth*15 March 1879Elizabeth Barbara "Eliza" Loder was born on 15 March 1879 at Baradero, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Naturalization petition states her birth date.1,2,3
Census1895She appeared on the census of 1895 at Row# 8 on the census page., Baradero, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Name:           Elisa Loder
Gender:           Female
Age:                16
Birth Date:           1880
Birth Place:           Baradero, Buenos                Aires (Buenos Aires),                 Argentina
Residence Date:      1895
Residence Place:      Buenos Aires,                 Argentina
FHL Film Number:      724938.4
Marriage*circa 1899She married Gottfried "Fred" Affolter circa 1899.5
Immigration*5 April 1905Elizabeth Barbara "Eliza" Loder immigrated on 5 April 1905 to From: Le Havre, France to Fayal Horta, Azores, Portugal, New York, NY, USA; New York Passengers lists.
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Name:      Elizabeth Affolter Soder
Arrival Date:      5 Apr 1905
Birth Date:           abt 1879
Age:                26
Gender:           Female
Ethnicity/ Nationality:      German
Port of Departure:      Fayal Horta (acores Island)
Port of Arrival:      New York, New York, USA
Ship Name:           Lafayette.6,7
Census20 January 1920She appeared on the census of 20 January 1920 at Sup.Dist#10, Enum.Dist#201, Sheet#9-B or 11-B, Rows 75-81, West Bend, Palo Alto, IA, USA; 1920 United States Federal Census-IOWA:
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Fred, head, age 39, Immig-Yr=Unk, Alien, born in Switzerland/Switz/Switz.

Elizabeth, wife, age 40, Immig-Yr=Unk, Alien, born in Argentina/Switz/Switz.

Gotfried, son, age 14, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Bertha, dau, age 12, born in IL/Switz/Switz.

Earnest, son, age 9, born in IL/Switz/Switz.

Elizabeth, dau, age 6, born in IA/Switz/Switz.

Clara, dau, age 3, born in IA/Switz/Switz.8
Census1925She appeared on the census of 1925 at IOWA State Census:, West Bend, Palo Alto, IA, USA; Name:      Clara Affolte
Age:      9
Birth Year:      abt 1916
Residence Date:      1 Jan 1925
Residence Place:      West Bend, Palo Alto, Iowa, USA
Race:      White
Gender:      Female
Relation to Head:      Daughter
Marital status:      Single
Father:      Gottfried Affoltr
Mother:      Elizebth Affoltr
Neighbors:      
Household Members:      
Name                Age
Gottfried Affoltr      45 head
Elizebth Affoltr      46 wife
Gottfried Affolte      19 son
Bertha Affolte      17 dau
Cornest Affolte      14 son
Elizebth Affolte      12 dau
Clara Affolte           9 dau
Edith Affolte           4 dau.9
Census5 April 1930She appeared on the census of 5 April 1930 at Sup.Dist#1, Enum.Dist# 31-18, , Sheet# 3-A, rows 22-25, Clackamas, Clackamas, OR, USA; 1930 United States Federal Census in Oregon:
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Elizabeth, head age 51, widow, married @ 24 years old, born in Argentina /Switzerland/ Switzerland, Immig-1906, Alien

Ernest, son, age 19, born in IL/Switz/Argentina.

Elizabeth, dau, age 13, born in IA/Switz/Argentina.

Edith, dau, age 9, IA/Switz/Argentina.10
Census*25 April 1940She appeared on the census of 25 April 1940 at Sup.Dist#1, Enum.Dist#3-17, Sheet#11-B, Rows 41-42, Clackamas, Clackamas, OR, USA; 1940 United States Federal Census:
Affolter, Elizabeth: head, age 61, widow, born in Argentina, Alien, works as a practical nurse in private homes.

Theophil Loder: brother, age 55, single, born in Argentina, Naturalized. Works as a milker at a dairy.11
Residence*31 October 1940She lived on 31 October 1940 at Portland, Multnomah, OR, USA; Residence from Elizabeth's Naturalization papers when she was 62 years old.3
Marriage*8 November 1940She married Rudolf Diriwachter of Milwaukie, OR on 8 November 1940 at Portland, Multnomah, OR, USA; From Elizabeth's naturalization papers. @ age 62.1
Naturalization*31 October 1941Elizabeth Barbara "Eliza" Loder was naturalized on 31 October 1941 at Portland, Multnomah, OR, USA; So says her Petition for Naturalization.3
Death*4 October 1964She died on 4 October 1964 at Clackamas, OR, USA, at age 85; Name:      Elizabeth Diriwachter
Death Date:      4 Oct 1964
Death Place:      Clackamas County
Spouse:      Rudolph.12
Note*9 December 1964She Name:      Elizabeth Dirhcachter
Gender:      Female
Residence Place:      Molalla
Death Date:      Abt 1964
Obituary Date:      9 Dec 1964
Obituary Place:      Salem, Oregon, United States of America
Child:      
Fred Affolter
Ernest Affolter
Bertha Metzger
A. H. Steiner
Robert E. Sandstedt
G. H. Hohnstein on 9 December 1964 at OBIT:, Salem, Marion, OR, USA.13

Family 1

Gottfried "Fred" Affolter b. 1880, d. 1927
Children

Family 2

Rudolf Diriwachter of Milwaukie, OR b. 11 Dec 1865

Citations

  1. [S10] Find A Grave, online https://www.findagrave.com/, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/32999637/theophil-loder
  2. [S1] Vital Records (published), Argentina, National Census, 1895
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    https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/9773/…
  3. [S1] Vital Records (published), Oregon, Naturalization Records 1865-1991
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    https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2530/…
  4. [S1] Vital Records (published), Argentina, National Census, 1895
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  5. [S1] Vital Records (published), Idaho, Marriage Records, 1863-1968
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    https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/7849/…
  6. [S19] 1930 US Federal Census, 1930 United States Federal Census: Nebraska
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    https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/6224/…
  7. [S28] Unknown name of person, unknown ship name Ship Passenger List, New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
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    https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  8. [S18] 1920 US Federal Census, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/6061/…
  9. [S21] State Census, unknown location, unknown record info, Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925---1925:
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    https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/1084/…
  10. [S19] 1930 US Federal Census, https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/6224/…
  11. [S20] 1940 US Federal Census, 1940 United States Federal Census
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    https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2442/…
  12. [S1] Vital Records (published), Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008
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  13. [S9] Obituary/Newspapers, Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current
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    https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/…
  14. [S1] Vital Records (published), Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1999
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  15. [S1] Vital Records (published), Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1945
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    https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/61441/…
  16. [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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  17. [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/…