Seventh Generation



335. Louisa M.7 Horst (Claus6, Gretje5 Gotsch, Paul4 Götsch, Gretje3, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born 1852 in Scott County Iowa.

Louisa M. married Herman Voss.

Louisa M. Horst and Herman Voss had the following child:

    533 i. Bernhardt H.8 Voss, was born 1876.


John Adolph Edward and Alvina Misfeldt Horst Wedding Photo
John Adolph Edward and Alvina Misfeldt Horst Wedding Photo

336. John Adolph Edward7 Horst (Claus6, Gretje5 Gotsch, Paul4 Götsch, Gretje3, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born November 9, 1855 in Scott County Iowa. John died May 8, 1923 in Davenport, Iowa at 67 years of age. His body was interred in Fairmont Cemetery, Davenport, Iowa, Fairmont Cemetery, Davenport, Iowa.

Alvina Misfeldt Horst
Alvina Misfeldt Horst

John Adolph Edward married Alvina Misfeldt on March 21, 1888 in Scott County Iowa. Alvina was born February 18, 1868 in Butler Township, Scott County Iowa. Alvina died September 9, 1926 in Davenport, Iowa at 58 years of age. Her body was interred in Fairmont Cemetery, Davenport, Iowa, Fairmont Cemetery, Davenport, Iowa.

John Adolph Edward Horst and Alvina Misfeldt had the following children:

Viola Ben Albert Edna HorstBen and Albert Horst
Viola, Ben, Albert and Edna Horst left
Ben and Albert Horst right
    + 534 i. Viola Lily8 Horst, was born February 28, 1889.

    + 535 ii. Edna Leone Horst, was born August 9, 1890.

Albert Horst
Albert Horst

    536 iii. Albert C. Horst, was born January 22, 1892 in Davenport, Iowa. Albert died November 16, 1915 in Davenport, Iowa at 23 years of age.

    537 iv. Benjamin F. Horst, was born May 8, 1894 in Davenport, Iowa. Benjamin died July 6, 1917 in Davenport, Iowa at 23 years of age.


Edward N. and Catherine Kahler Horst wedding Photo
Edward N. and Catherine Kahler Horst Wedding Photo
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338. Edward N.7 Horst (Claus6, Gretje5 Gotsch, Paul4 Götsch, Gretje3, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born February 28, 1859 in Scott County Iowa. Edward died April 27, 1937 in Scott County Iowa at 78 years of age.

Edward N. married Catherine Kahler on January 22, 1889 in Scott County, Iowa. Catherine was born December 1865.

Edward N. Horst and Catherine Kahler had the following children:

    538 i. Herman J.8 Horst, was born January 1891.

    539 ii. Hugo A. Horst, was born September 1893.

    540 iii. Emil F. Horst, was born December 1894.

    541 iv. Sadie C. Horst, was born January 1896.

    542 v. Elsie I. Horst, was born July 1898.


339. Henry H.7 Horst (Claus6, Gretje5 Gotsch, Paul4 Götsch, Gretje3, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born October 31, 1867 in Scott County Iowa. Henry died June 26, 1920 in Scott County Iowa at 52 years of age.

Henry H. married Emilie Sueverkrubbe on February 25, 1891 in Scott County, Iowa. Emilie was born 1870 in Prussia. Emilie was the daughter of Claus Sueverkrubbe.

Henry H. Horst and Emilie Sueverkrubbe had the following children:

    543 i. Martha Henrietta8 Horst, was born 1891.

    544 ii. Malinda Horst, was born 1892.

    545 iii. Herbert C. Horst, was born 1894.

    546 iv. Alfred E. Horst, was born 1897.


341. Hermann Markus7 Götsch (Claus Hinrich6, Mars5 Gotsch, Paul4 Götsch, Gretje3, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born January 5, 1872 in Schönberg, Germany. Hermann died January 8, 1947 in Schönberg, Germany at 75 years of age.

Hermann Markus married Meta Cäcilie Rath on November 26, 1897 in Schönberg, Germany. Meta was born April 15, 1875 in Schönberg, Germany. Meta was the daughter of Jochim Peter Rath and Anna Luise Schneider. Meta died December 22, 1970 in Schönberg, Germany at 95 years of age.

Hermann Markus Götsch and Meta Cäcilie Rath had the following child:

    547 i. Emma8 Götsch, was born March 21, 1898 in Schönberg, Germany. Emma married Hans Finck on July 20, 1923 in Schönberg, Germany. Hans was born December 31, 1893 in Krokau, Germany. Hans died November 5, 1970 in Schönberg, Germany at 76 years of age.


360. Asmus7 Göttsch (Hinrich6 Götsch, Hinrich5 Gotsch, Peter4 Götsch, Johan3, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born March 21, 1851 in Stein, Duchy Holstein.

Asmus married Anna Christine Catharine Köppen on February 3, 1878 in Stein, Germany. Anna was born January 3, 1858 in Stein, Duchy Holstein. Anna was the daughter of Marx Köppen and Magdalena Göttsch.

Arbeiter (worker) in Stein

Asmus Göttsch and Anna Christine Catharine Köppen had the following children:

    548 i. Richard Martin8 Göttsch, was born April 24, 1878 in Stein, Germany. Richard died September 12, 1949 in Humboldt, Iowa, at 71 years of age. He married Margareth Katharina Helmke. Margareth was born January 1, 1884 in Humboldt, Iowa. Margareth died August 20, 1969 in Mason City, Iowa, at 85 years of age.

    549 ii. Martha Caecilia Göttsch, was born June 16, 1880 in Stein, Germany.

    550 iii. Adele Helene Göttsch, was born July 21, 1881 in Stein, Germany.


362. Peter Wilhelm7 Göttsch (Hinrich6 Götsch, Hinrich5 Gotsch, Peter4 Götsch, Johan3, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born July 8, 1858 in Wentorfer Strande, Duchy Holstein.

Peter Wilhelm married Emma Claudine Arp on November 14, 1884 in Probsteierhagen, Germany. Emma was born June 10, 1859 in Hohenstein, Duchy Holstein. Emma was the daughter of Hans Arp and Margaretha Niels. She married Claus Stuhr on August 14, 1892 in Probsteierhagen, Germany.

Arbeiter (worker) in Lutterbek

Peter Wilhelm Göttsch and Emma Claudine Arp had the following children:

    551 i. Heinrich Wilhelm8 Göttsch, was born September 25, 1885 in Lutterbek, Germany.

    552 ii. Anna Margaretha Cäcilie Göttsch, was born September 26, 1887 in Lutterbek, Germany. Anna died May 25, 1889 in Lutterbek, Germany at 1 year of age.


364. Julius7 Göttsch (Hinrich6 Götsch, Hinrich5 Gotsch, Peter4 Götsch, Johan3, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born September 15, 1865 in Stein, Duchy Holstein.

Julius married three times. He married Dorothea Cäcilie Wiese on April 7, 1889 in Schönberg, Germany. Dorothea was born November 9, 1866 in Fiefbergen, Prussia. Dorothea was the daughter of Claus Wiese and Gretje Göttsch.

Julius married Wilhelmine Cäcilie Stuhr on December 27, 1896 in Schönberg, Germany. Wilhelmine was born February 21, 1868 in Prasdorf, Prussia. Wilhelmine was the daughter of Hinrich Stuhr and Trin Bräsch. Wilhelmine died August 6, 1904 in Höhndorf, Germany at 36 years of age.

Julius married Emilie Helene Nebendahl on November 11, 1906 in Schönberg, Germany. Emilie was born October 8, 1879 in Prasdorf, Germany. Emilie was the daughter of Johann Fredrich Nebendahl and Anna Magdalena Dittmer.

Arbeiter (worker) in Fiefbergen also in Höhndorf.

Julius Göttsch and Dorothea Cäcilie Wiese had the following children:

    553 i. Meta Adele8 Göttsch, was born March 5, 1886 in Fiefbergen, Germany.

    554 ii. Gustav Emil Göttsch, was born in Fiefbergen, Germany. July 3, 1889

    555 iii. Dora Margaretha Göttsch, was born March 18, 1891 in Höhndorf, Germany. She married Hans Wilhelm Strohbeen on May 23, 1909 in Schönberg, Germany. Hans was born September 20, 1886 in Schlesen, Germany. Hans was the son of Christian Friedrich Strohbeen and Johanna Margareta Löptien.

    556 iv. Richard Wilhelm Göttsch, was born November 3, 1892 in Höhndorf, Germany.

Julius Göttsch and Wilhelmine Cäcilie Stuhr had the following child:

    557 v. Reinhard Göttsch, was born September 29, 1897 in Höhndorf, Germany.

366. Eduard Marcus7 Göttsch (Jochim6 Götsch, Hinrich5 Gotsch, Peter4 Götsch, Johan3, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born June 2, 1860 in Lutterbek, Duchy Holstein. Eduard died June 11, 1921 in in Narrogin West Australia at 61 years of age.

Eduard Marcus married Elise Ehmke on June 25, 1880 in Schönberg, Germany. Elise was born November 11, 1855 in Schönberg, Duchy Holstein. Elise was the daughter of Hinrich Ehmke and Johanna Abelina Schlosser. Elise died September 19, 1936 in Duninin, West Australia at 80 years of age.

Eduard Marcus Göttsch and Elise Ehmke had the following children:

    558 i. Wilhelm Gustav (Will)8 Göttsch, was born July 7, 1881 in Lutterbek, Germany. He married Regina Nekel on September 12, 1917 in South Australia. Wilhelm died 1967 in Australia at 85 years of age.

    559 ii. Heinrich Emil (Harry) Göttsch, was born May 25, 1882 in Lutterbek, Germany. He married Kathleen Lenora Winifred Marshall on February 10, 1909 in South Australia. Heinrich Emil died 1954 in Australia at 72 years of age.

    + 560 iii. Helena Abeline (Lena) Göttsch, was born September 19, 1884.

    + 561 iv. Adolph Edward (Ted) Gottsch, was born August 25, 1888 in Wauraltee, South Australia.

    562 v. Herman Carl Gottsch, was born August 6, 1891 in Wauraltee, South Australia. Herman Carl died 1968 in Australia at 76 years of age.

    563 vi. Alice Eliza Gottsch , was born April 25, 1894 in Kilkerran, South Australia. She married Jack Carmody 1914 in South Australia.

    + 564 vii. Maud Matilda Gottsch, was born April 2, 1897.


367. Catherine Magdalena7 Göttsch (Jochim6 Götsch, Hinrich5 Gotsch, Peter4 Götsch, Johan3, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born October 16, 1863 in Lutterbek, Duchy Holstein. Catherine died April 6, 1922 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at 58 years of age.

Catherine Magdalena married Christian Voelkers on July 11, 1885 in Donahue, Iowa. Christian was born June 13, 1863 in Stockensee, Duchy Holstein. Christian was the son of Heinrich Voelkers and Wilhelmina Osborn. Christian died April 23, 1938 in Choctaw, Oklahoma at 74 years of age.

Catherine Magdalena Göttsch and Christian Voelkers had the following children:

    565 i. Emil8 Voelkers, was born October 25, 1885 in Donahue, Iowa. Emil died January 1957 in Walcott, Iowa at 71 years of age.

    566 ii. Clara Voelkers, was born March 16, 1887 in Scott County, Iowa. Clara died August 1, 1966 in Pryor, Oklahoma at 79 years of age.

    567 iii. Waltamore R. Voelkers, was born February 25, 1891 in Pierce County, Nebraska. Waltamore died August 7, 1977 in Rock Island, Illinois at 86 years of age.

    568 iv. Edward Voelkers, was born October 6, 1895. Edward died August 26, 1913 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at 17 years of age.

    569 v. Hugo Voelkers, was born June 23, 1902 in Iowa. Hugo died June 1962 in Harrah, Oklahoma at 59 years of age. He married Leona Mae Farris 1921 in Oklahoma.


375. Heinrich7 Göttsch (Claus Hinrich6 Goettsch, Johann5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born October 28, 1858 in Fiefbergen, Duchy Holstein. Heinrich died October 23, 1938 in Davenport, Iowa at 79 years of age.

Heinrich married Wilhelmina Wulf on March 15, 1887 in Scott County, Iowa. Wilhelmina was born 1867. Wilhelmina died September 8, 1924 in Davenport, Iowa at 57 years of age.

Heinrich Göttsch and Wilhelmina Wulf had the following children:

    + 570 i. Alvina8 Goettsch, was born 1888.

    + 571 ii. Harry Goettsch, was born July 20, 1890.

    + 572 iii. Elsie Goettsch, was born February 22, 1893.

    + 573 iv. Malinda Goettsch, was born 1894.

    + 574 v. Howard Claudius Goettsch (Twin), was born August 28, 1897.

    575 vi. Unknown Son Goettsch (Twin), was born August 28, 1897. Unknown Son died August 1897 at less than one month of age.

    576 vii. Agnes Goettsch, was born March 2, 1900. Agnes died March 14, 1995 at 95 years of age. She married Antone Dethlefson on June 20, 1920 in Davenport, Iowa. Antone was born September 21, 1897. Antone died December 1984 at 87 years of age.

    + 577 viii. Walter Goettsch, was born September 6, 1901.

    + 578 ix. Ray Goettsch, was born 1905.

    + 579 x. Gladys Goettsch, was born March 8, 1908.

    580 xi. Baby Goettsch, was born Aft. 1909. Baby Goettsch died Aft. 1909.


377. Anna Elise7 Göttsch (Claus Hinrich6 Goettsch, Johann5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born August 24, 1864 in Fiefbergen, Duchy Holstein. Anna died in Chicago, Illinois.

Anna Elise married Navie Marxen. Navie died in Chicago, Illinois.

Anna Elise Göttsch and Navie Marxen had the following children:

    581 i. Carl8 Marxen.

    582 ii. Wilma Marxen.

    + 583 iii. Frieda Marxen.


378. Bertha Catharina7 Göttsch (Claus Hinrich6 Goettsch, Johann5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born April 25, 1867 in Fiefbergen, Prussia.

Bertha Catharina married Fritz Lemm.

Bertha Catharina Göttsch and Fritz Lemm had the following child:

    + 584 i. Chris8 Lemm.


380. Emil Julius7 Göttsch (Claus Hinrich6 Goettsch, Johann5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born February 29, 1872 in Fiefbergen, Germany.

Emil Julius married Amanda Hess.

Emil Julius Göttsch and Amanda Hess had the following children:

    585 i. Nora8 Goettsch.

    586 ii. Herman Goettsch.

    587 iii. Viloa Goettsch.

    588 iv. Frederick Goettsch.

    589 v. Unknown Goettsch.


Wilhelm Goettsch
Wilhelm Göttsch
Wilhelm Goettsch age 15

381. Wilhelm Theodor7 Göttsch (Claus Hinrich6 Goettsch, Johann5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1, was born February 13, 1875 in Fiefbergen, Germany. Wilhelm Theodor died August 17, 1945 in Eldridge, Iowa at 70 years of age.

Wilhelm Theodor Göttsch married Eliza (Lyde) Barber on July 11, 1906 in Davenport, Iowa. Eliza was the daughter of Thomas Barber and Elizabeth Davis. Eliza was born 1874 in Port Byron, Rock Island, Illinois. Eliza died February 11, 1974 in Bettendorf, Scott County Iowa at 99 years of age.

Note: Wilhelm changed his name to Wilhelm Theodor Goettsch.

Wilhelm Göttsch and Eliza Barber had the following child:

    + 590 i. Theodora Anna8 Goettsch, was born March 14, 1911.


Emma Adele Gottsch
Emma Adele Gottsch

384. Emma Adele7 Göttsch (Friedrich Johann Christian6 Goettsche, Johann5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born September 5, 1867 in Fahren, Prussia. Emma Adele died August 2, 1953 in Omaha, Nebraska at 85 years of age. Her body was interred August 4, 1953 Bennington, Nebraska Old German Cemetery.

Obituary

Mrs. Adele Gottsch

Mrs. Adele Gottsch passed away at the Lutheran Home in Omaha August 2, 1953. She was born in Schleswig Holstein, Germany, September 5, 1867. She had reached the age of 85 years, 10 months and 27 days.

The deceased married Fred Gottsch June 25, 1894, and resided in the Bennington community until a few years ago. Mrs. Gottsch came with her parents from Germany in 1890

Surviving are one son, William of Omaha, two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; a brother Emil Gottsch, Bennington, and sister Mrs. Theresa Witt of Wheatland, Wyoming

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 4, at 2 p.m. from the Hadan Mortuary, Bennington. Rev. R. Shirck was in charge of services. Interment was in the German Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Wilfred Gottsch, Emil Gottsch, George Misfeldt, Walter Winterburn, Glen Gottsch, and Louie Gottsch.

Frederick Charles GottschFrederick & Emma Adele Gottsch wedding photo
Frederick Charles J. & Emma Adele Gottsch wedding photo (right)

Emma Adele married Frederick Charles J. Gottsch on June 25, 1894 in Omaha, Nebraska. Frederick was born October 25, 1869 Bennington, Nebraska. Frederick was the son of Carl (Charles) Frederick Gøttsch and Catherina Carolina Jansen. Frederick died June 15, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska at 66 years of age. His body was interred June 18, 1935 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Note: Frederick Charles J. Gottsch spent his life as a carpenter in Bennington, Nebraska. In June of 1935 he contracted and died from influenza on June 15th. Frederick and Emma Adele were second generation cousins. It is felt because they were cousins, that was the cause of their daughters, Anna's and Wilhelmina's disabilities. Both Anna and Wilhelmina had spina bifada.

Frederick Charles J. Gottsch and Emma Adele Gottsch had the following children:

Fred and Emma Gottsch children
Wilhelmina, William Henry & Anna K. Gottsch

    591 i. Anna K.8 Gottsch, was born 1893 Bennington, Nebraska. Anna died 1932 Bennington, Nebraska at 39 years of age. Her body was interred 1932 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

    592 ii. Wilhelmina Gottsch, was born 1895 Bennington, Nebraska. Wilhelmina died 1942 Bennington, Nebraska at 47 years of age. Her body was interred 1942 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

    + 593 iii. William Henry Gottsch, was born July 21, 1896 Bennington, Nebraska.


Emil Johannes GottschEmil Johannes Gottsch
Emil Johannes Gottsch

385. Emil Johannes7 Göttsch (Twin) (Friedrich Johann Christian6 Goettsche, Johann5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born January 27, 1870 in Fahren, Prussia. Emil died November 30, 1966 Bennington, Nebraska at 96 years of age. His body was interred December 3, 1966 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Obituary

"Emil Johannes Gottsch"

Emil Johannes Gottsch, son of Fred and Ange(sic) Gottsch, was born January 27, 1870 at Probsteierhagen, Schleswig Holstein, Germany. He was baptized early in life and then confirmed in the Lutheran faith on March 29, 1885 in Germany.

He and his twin brother, Julius, came to America together in April, 1885, when they were 15 years of age. Emil spent five years near Davenport, Iowa, working on a farm and then came to Nebraska in 1890 and has been living in Washington County since that time.

Mr. Gottsch was united in marriage to Hattie Dornacker March 17, 1897. They began farming for themselves four miles north of Bennington. In 1904 they bought a farm east of the Dornacker school and built a home and farm buildings there. The 1913 tornado struck their place and everything had to be rebuilt. Eleven children were born to this union. His wife, Hattie, one son, Louie and three daughters, Terese, Frances and Esther preceded him in death.

Emil Gottsch at the time of his death was the oldest active communing member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Bennington. He passed away at his farm home Wednesday, November 30, 1966 at the age of 96 years, 10 months and 3 days.

Mr. Gottsch is survived by five daughters and two sons: Lillie of Bennington, Helen, (Mrs. Henry Frost) of Elkhorn, Henrietta, (Mrs. William Christensen) of Blair, Irene, (Mrs. Ronald Clarke) and Earlene, (Mrs. Gordon Claridge) of Los Angeles, California, Fred and Herbert of Omaha; also 19 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Therese Witt of Wheatland, Wyoming, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held December 3, 1966 from St. John's Lutheran Church in Bennington. Norman Schroeder, Pastor, Mrs Howard Almquist sang "My Faith Looks Up To Thee" and "Nearer My God To Thee" with Mrs. Henry Kniep, organist.

Pallbearers were Gerald Gottsch, Dennis Gottsch, James Gottsch, Robert Christensen, John Frost and Marvin Heise. Interment was in the German Cemetery. Hadan Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Emil Johannes GottschEmil Johannes & Hattie Dornacker Gottsch
Emil Johannes and Hattie Dornacker Gottsch
(Wedding Photo right)

Emil married Hattie Dornacker on March 17, 1897 in Bennington, Nebraska. Hattie was born July 15, 1876 Washington County, Nebraska. Hattie was the daughter of Nicholas Dornacker and Henrietta Wallstrom. Hattie died August 22, 1931 Omaha, Nebraska at 55 years of age. Her body was interred August 22, 1931 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Obituary

"Mrs. Emil Gottsch"

Mrs. Emil Gottsch of Bennington died at an Omaha hospital Saturday, August 22, 1931, after a lingering illness.

Before her marriage, she was Miss Hattie Dornacker, and was born in Washington County, July 15, 1876. She was married to Emil Gottsch, Mar. 17, 1897. She had lived all her life in the vicinity of Bennington and was very well known and highly esteemed by all who knew her.

Beside her husband she is survived by three sons, Louis, Fred and Herbert of Bennington, and seven daughters, Mrs. Ed Ackerman, West Bend, Wisc.; Mrs John Johnson and Mrs Wm. Christensen, Washington; Helen, of Blair; and Lily, Frances and Earlene at home. She is also survived by four brothers, Louis Dornacker of Steele, N. D.; Fred, of Orum, Nebr.; John and Henry, of Bennington; and two sisters, Mrs. Detef Kruse of Ft. Calhoun and Mrs. Nick Witt of Elkhorn.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 25th, at the Bennington Lutheran church. The services were in charge of the Rev. C. H. Runze. Interment was in the German cemetery, north of Bennington. Pall-bearers were Harry Fedde, Peter Peterson, George Ohrt, Charlse Christensen, Carl Puls and Peter Kroeger.

Emil Johannes Gottsch Family
Emil Johannes and Hattie Dornacker Gottsch family

Emil Johannes Gottsch and Hattie Dornacker had the following children:

    594 i. Theresa8 Gottsch, was born in Nebraska.

    + 595 ii. Helen Gottsch, was born in Nebraska.

    596 iii. Irene Gottsch, was born in Nebraska. Irene married twice. She first married Unknown Clark. Irene then married Harry Bremer.

    597 vi. Lillie A. Gottsch, was born Washington, Nebraska April 13, 1902. Lillie died June 18, 1996 at 94 years of age. Her body was interred June 1996 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

    + 598 v. Fred Gottsch, was born November 26, 1903.

    + 599 vi. Louis Gottsch, was born 1906.

    + 600 vii. Henrietta Gottsch, was born October 27, 1907.

    601 viii. Francis B. Gottsch, was born May 20, 1912 in Nebraska. Francis died August 3, 1946 Bennington, Nebraska at 34 years of age. Her body was interred August 1946 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery. Francis married Floyd C. Williams on April 27, 1946 in Los Angeles, California. Floyd was born May 20, 1912.

    + 602 ix. Herbert Julius Gottsch, was born September 30, 1914.

    603 x. Esther Gottsch, was born June 25, 1916 in Nebraska. Esther died June 29, 1917 Bennington, Nebraksa at 1 year of age. Her body was interred June 1917 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

    + 604 xi. Earline Gottsch, was born April 3, 1918.


Henry Julius Gottsch
Henry Julius Gottsch

386. Heinrich Julius7 Göttsch (Twin) (Friedrich Johann Christian6 Goettsche, Johann5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born January 27, 1870 in Fahren, Prussia. Henry died April 11, 1930 Bennington, Nebraska at 60 years of age. His body was interred April 14, 1930 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Obituary

"Henry J. Gottsch"

Henry Julius Gottsch, well known resident of Bennington, died at his home in Bennington, Friday, April 11, 1930, after an illness of several years.

Mr. Gottsch was born January 27, 1870, at Fahren-Germany, and came to the United States in 1885. He came to Nebraska in 1889, and moved to Minnesota in 1897. He was married to Miss Caroline Petersen at Pipestone, Minn., June 24, 1897. They returned to Nebraska in 1903 and lived near Washington until 1912, when they moved to Emerson for a year. Since 1913 he had made his home in Bennington.

Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters, Alma, Verna, and Pauline at home and five sons, Emil, Henry, Raymond and Leroy, all of Bennington and Otto of Kennard.

He is also survived by one twin brother, Emil of Bennington, and three sisters, Mrs. Adele Gottsch of Bennington, Mrs. Helena Gottsch of Washington, and Mrs. Therese Witt of Albion; two grandchildren, Marilyn Gottsch and Leo Gottsch.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 14th, at the Lutheran church. The services were in charge of the Rev. C. H. Runze, and were largely attended.

Pall-bearers were all nephews, W. H. Gottsch, Arthur Gottsch, Fred Gottsch, Nick Petersen, Fred Petersen and Paul Stark. Interment was in the German cemetery, north of Bennington.

Henry Julius & Caroline Peterson Gottsch
Henry Julius and Caroline Petersen Gottsch
Wedding Photo

Heinrich Julius married Caroline Petersen on June 24, 1897 in Pipestone, Minnesota. Caroline was born September 12, 1878 in Douglas County, Nebraska. Caroline was the daughter of Paul Petersen and Julianna Petersen. Caroine died November 10, 1941 Bennington, Nebraska at 63 years of age. Her body was interred November 1941 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Henry Julius Gottsch and Caroline Petersen had the following children:

    + 605 i. Alma Julianna8 Gottsch, was born October 6, 1899.

    + 606 ii. Emil Frederick Gottsch, was born March 31, 1901.

    + 607 iii. Henry Julius Gottsch, was born December 7, 1902.

    + 608 iv. Otto Herman Gottsch, was born May 24, 1904.

    609 v. Walter Paul Gottsch, was born January 31, 1909 Bennington, Nebraska. Walter died June 8, 1916 at 7 years of age. His body was interred June 10, 1916 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

    + 610 vi. Raymond Christopher Gottsch, was born March 25, 1911.

    + 611 vii. Verna Catherine Gottsch, was born October 11, 1913.

    + 612 viii. Pauline Margaret Gottsch, was born May 7, 1915.

    + 613 ix. LeRoy Peter Gottsch, was born May 15, 1918.


Helene Albertina Gottsch
Helene Albertina Gottsch

387. Helene Albertine7 Göttsch (Friedrich Johann Christian6 Goettsche, Johann5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born April 8, 1874 in Fahren, Germany. Helene died October 3, 1952 in Omaha, Nebraska at 78 years of age. Her body was interred October 1952 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Obituary

"Helene Gottsch"

Helene Gottsch, Washington, Nebr., age 78, passed away on October 3, 1952, at an Omaha hospital.

She was born in Germany on April 8, 1874, and at the age of 16 came to this country with her family and settled first at Davenport, Iowa, an later on they moved to Bennington.

She was married to Benhart Gottsch on January 31, 1895. To this union nine children were born. She and her husband moved to their present home as bride and groom 57 years ago. They celebrated their Golden Wedding in 1945.

She was a very devoted mother, her one thought being for the comfort and safety of her children.

Her hobby was crocheting and knitting, and she made many beautiful and useful things for her friends and loved ones. Her hands were never idle and she kept up an active interest in all the current happenings until a few days before her parting.

She was a long-time member of the Royal Neighbors. She was baptized and confirmed in her faith as a child in Germany before coming to this country.

She is survived by her husband, Benhardt(sic); 5 sons, Arthur of Elkhorn, Charles and Glen of Bennington, Ben of Omaha, Harlan of Kennard, Nebr.; 4 daughters, Katherine of Bennington, Mabel and Bernita and Mrs. Roma Dresher of Omaha; 17 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs Therese Witt of Woodbridge, Cal., Mrs. Adele Gottsch of Omaha, brother Emil Gottsch of Bennington.

Services were held Monday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m., at the home. Interment was at German Cemetery.

The family requested in lieu of flowers, that donations be sent to Children's Memorial Hospital.

Benhart & Helene Gottsch Wedding Photo
Benhart and Helene Gottsch Wedding photo

Helene married Benhart Henry Gottsch on January 31, 1895. Benhart was born January 17, 1874 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Benhart was the son of Carl (Charles) Frederick Gøttsch and Catherina Carolina Jansen. Benhart died October 25, 1952 in Washington County, Nebraska (22 days after his wife) at 78 years of age. His body was interred October 1952 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Note: Benhart and Helene were second generation cousins.

Benhart & Helene Gottsch
Benhart and Helene Gottsch 50th Wedding Anniversary 1945

Benhart & Helene Gottsch Family
Benhart and Helene Gottsch family
Harlan, Charles, Ben, Katherine, Arthur H., Glenn
Roma, Mable, Helene, Benhart, Myrtle

Benhart Gottsch and Helene Albertina Gottsch had the following children:

Mabel Gottsch
Mabel Gottsch

    614 i. Mabel8 Gottsch, was born in Nebraska.

Myrtle
Myrtle "Bernita" Gottsch

    615 ii. Myrtle "Bernita" Gottsch, was born in Nebraska.

    + 616 iii. Roma Gottsch, was born in Nebraska.

Katherine Gottsch
Katherine Gottsch

    617 iv. Katherine M. Gottsch, was born September 12, 1895 Bennington, Nebraska. Katherine died October 19, 1966 Omaha, Nebraska at 71 years of age. Her body was interred October 1966 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

    + 618 v. Arthur Hans Henry Gottsch, was born March 8, 1897.

    + 619 vi. Charles Julius Gottsch, was born October 19, 1898.

    + 620 vii. Ben Alfred Gottsch, was born September 17, 1900.

Glenn Gottsch
Glenn and Voneita Larsen Gottsch

    621 viii. Glenn Gottsch, was born July 5, 1912 Bennington, Nebraska. Glenn died November 26, 1983 in Omaha, Nebraska at 71 years of age. His body was interred November 1983 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery. Glenn married Voneita Larsen, born February 11, 1917. Voneita died September 3, 1987 in Colorado at 70 years of age. Her body was interred September 1987 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

    + 622 ix. Harlan Gottsch, was born November 26, 1913.


Dorothea Gottsch
Dorothea "Theresa" or "Tracey" Gottsch

388. Dorothea "Theresa"7 Göttsch (Friedrich Johann Christian6 Goettsche, Johann5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born September 5, 1876 in Fahren, Germany. Dorothea died February 25, 1971 in Norfolk, Nebraska at 94 years of age. Her body was interred March 1, 1971 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Obituary

"Dorothea Witt"

Mrs. Dorothea Witt, known as Therese was born September 5, 1876 at Fahren-Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. She passed away at the Lutheran Hospital in Norfolk, February 25th at the age of 94. Therese was the daughter of Frederick and Anna(sic) Gottsch. She came to the United States with her parents when she was thirteen years old. They settled in Bennington, Nebraska in May 1890.

Therese was united in marriage to Otto H. Witt, March 11, 1902. They resided on a farm west of Bennington. The family moved to a farm near St. Edward in 1908, and later to Albion where Mr. Witt owned and operated a transfer business. Otto passed away in 1945. Therese was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Norfolk.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ray (Laura) Schad of Wheatland, Wyo., Mrs. William (Hazel) Westmore of Lodi, Calif., Mrs. Harold (Blanche) Pinkerman of Anderson, Ind.; one son, Harry of Norfolk, Nebr.; seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

Memorial services were held Monday, March 1st at two o'clock at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bennington. Pastor Norman Schreoder officiated. Mrs. Henry Kniep was organist and Mrs. Jerry Johnson sang "Rock of Ages" and "Jesus Lover of My Soul." Pallbearers were Glen Gottsch, Ben Gottsch, Fred Gottsch, Harlan Gottsch, Leslie Witt and Ted Witt. Burial was in the German Cemetery north of Bennington.

The Howser Funeral Home of Norfolk was in charge of arrangements.

Otto and Dorothea Gottsch Witt Wedding Photo
Otto and Dorothea Gottsch Witt Wedding Photo

Dorothea married Otto Henry Witt on March 11, 1902 in Bennington, Nebraska. Otto was born July 22, 1874 born in Holstein, Germany. Otto died August 10, 1945 in Albion, Nebraska, at 71 years of age. His body was interred August 1945 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Dorothea "Theresa" Gottsch and Otto Witt had the following children:

    + 623 i. Laura Christina Anna8 Witt, was born November 14, 1904.

    + 624 ii. Hazel Elizabeth Witt, was born October 5, 1906.

    + 625 iii. Harry Julius Witt, was born May 17, 1910.

    626 iv. Blanche Emma Witt, was born March 14, 1914 in St. Edward, Nebraska. She married Harold Pinkerman on July 4, 1942 in Denver in Denver, Colorado.


389. Dorothea Cäcilie7 Wiese (Margaretha Magdalena Johanna6 Göttsch, Johann5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born November 9, 1866 in Fiefbergen, Prussia. Dorothea died April 8, 1896 in Höhndorf, Germany, at 29 years of age.

Dorothea Cäcilie married Julius Göttsch on April 7, 1889 in Schönberg, Germany. Julius was born September 15, 1865 in Stein, Duchy Holstein. Julius was the son of Hinrich Götsch and Sielke Schneider. He married Wilhelmine Cäcilie Stuhr in Schönberg, Germany, December 27, 1896. He married Emilie Helene Nebendahl in Schönberg, Germany, November 11, 1906.

Arbeiter (worker) in Fiefbergen also in Höhndorf

Julius Göttsch and Dorothea Cäcilie Wiese had the following children:

    553 i. Meta Adele8 Göttsch, was born March 5, 1886 in Fiefbergen, Germany.

    554 ii. Gustav Emil Göttsch, was born July 3, 1889 in Fiefbergen, Germany.

    555 iii. Dora Margaretha Göttsch, was born March 18, 1891 in Höhndorf, Germany. She married Hans Wilhelm Strohbeen on May 23, 1909 in Schönberg, Germany. Hans was born September 20, 1886 in Schlesen, Germany. Hans was the son of Christian Friedrich Strohbeen and Johanna Margareta Löptien.

    556 iv. Richard Wilhelm Göttsch, was born November 3, 1892 in Höhndorf, Germany.


Henry Clark Gottsch
Henry Clark Gottsch

391. Henry Clark7 Gottsch (Peter6 Gøttsch, Claus5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born April 26, 1869 in Washington County, Nebraska. Henry died February 19, 1951 Dacoma, Oklahoma at 81 years of age. His body was interred February 19, 1951 in Dacoma, Oklahoma, Pleasent View Cemetery.

Henry married Alta E. Phillips on September 1, 1899 in Oklahoma. Alta was born April 25, 1878. Alta died August 29, 1963 in Woods, Oklahoma at 85 years of age.

Henry Clark Gottsch and Alta E. Phillips had the following children:

    + 627 i. Myrtle Mae8 Gottsch, was born May 14, 1900.

    628 ii. Ernest Clark Gottsch, was born January 25, 1902 Alva, Oklahoma. Ernest died August 8, 1987 Woods, Oklahoma at 85 years of age. Ernest married Julia Margaret Porter August 5, 1940. Julia was born November 29, 1897. Julia died January 17, 1906 in Woods, Oklahoma at 88 years of age.

    + 629 iii. Edith Ellen Gottsch, was born March 31, 1903.

    + 630 iv. Albert Henry Gottsch, was born July 16, 1904.

    631 v. Clara Elizabeth Gottsch, was born March 7, 1906. Clara married Ward Dobler. Ward was born July 7, 1886. Ward died November 1958 at 72 years of age.

    632 vi. Cecil James Gottsch, was born February 21, 1907 Alva, Oklahoma. Cecil died December 5, 1956 in Oklahoma at 49 years of age.

    + 633 vii. Vernon Jackson Gottsch, was born September 3, 1910.

    + 634 viii. Lester Lewis Gottsch, was born January 26, 1917.

    + 635 ix. Velma Katherine Gottsch, was born December 4, 1920.


William Peter Gottsch
William Peter Gottsch

392. William Peter7 Gottsch (Peter6 Gøttsch, Claus5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born December 5, 1870 in Washington County, Nebraska. William drowned July 29, 1937 in Bennington, Nebraska at 66 years of age. His body was interred August 1937 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

William married Emeline Anette Schneider on November 12, 1899 in Blair, Nebraska. Emeline was born January 10, 1871 Washington County, Nebraska. Emeline was the daughter of Hinrich Ditlef Schneider and Fredericka Johanna Maria Schnider. Emeline died November 10, 1960 in Bennington, Nebraska at 89 years of age. Her body was interred November 1960 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

William Peter and Emaline Gottsch
William Peter and Emeline Schneider Gottsch
wedding photo

William Peter Gottsch and Emeline Anette Schneider had the following children:

Walter William & Clarence Gottsch
Walter William and Clarence Gottsch
    + 636 i. Walter William8 Gottsch, was born August 30, 1900.

    637 ii. Clarence Gottsch, was born March 9, 1902 in Irvington, Nebraska. Clarence died November 10, 1981 in Omaha, Nebraska at 79 years of age. His body was interred November 19, 1981 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.


Andrew Jackson & Eva Lynch Gottsch
Andrew Jackson and Eva Lynch Gottsch

393. Andrew Jackson7 Gottsch (Peter6 Gøttsch, Claus5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born December 24, 1873 in Blair, Washington County, Nebraska. Andrew died January 21, 1963 Woods, Oklahaoma at 89 years of age. His body was interred January 1963 in Dacoma, Oklahoma, Pleasent View Cemetery.

Obituary

A.J. Gottsch
Service Wednesday At Pleasant View

Funeral services were at Pleasant View cemetery, Dacoma, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. for A. J. Gottsch 90, who died Monday.

Rev. Toy Davidson officiated. Gottsch was born at Blair, Neb., and moved to Oklahoma in 1894, settling on a farm near Dacoma. He and the former Miss Eva Lynch were married in 1910 and moved to Enid in 1916, where he was a janitor at Enid High School. He moved back to Cherokee in 1932. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include on son, Wilbur of Baltimore, Md; one brother M. E. of Hopeton; one sister, Mrs. Lucinda Wilt of Dacoma; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Andrew married Eva Lynch on April 19, 1904 in Oklahoma.

Andrew Jackson Gottsch and Eva Lynch had the following child:

    + 638 i. Wilbur8 Gottsch, was born December 30, 1906.


Emma Estella Gottsch
Emma Estella Gottsch

394. Emma Estella7 Gottsch (Peter6 Gøttsch, Claus5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born July 1, 1876 in Washington County, Nebraska. Emma died November 5, 1925 in Blair, Nebraska at 49 years of age. Her body was interred November 1925 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Ernest SchneiderErnest Christian & Emma Estella Gottsch Schneider
Ernest Christian and Emma Estella Gottsch Schneider (Wedding Photo right)

Emma married Ernest Christian Schneider on October 30, 1895 in Nebraska. Ernest was born June 19, 1865 in Irvington, Nebraska. Ernest was the son of Hinrich Ditlef Schneider and Fredericka Johanna Maria Schnider. Ernest died January 20, 1940 in Washington County, Nebraska at 74 years of age. His body was interred January 1940 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Emma Estella Gottsch and Ernest Christian Schneider had the following children:

Peter Christian, Marie Fredricka & Gustave Harry Schneider
Peter Christian, Fredricka Johanna Marie, Gustav Harry Schneider

    + 639 i. Peter Christian8 Schneider, was born August 9, 1896.

    640 ii. Gustav Harry Schneider, was born July 30, 1898 Washington County, Nebraska. Gustav died June 27, 1918 in Pine Bluff, Wyoming at 19 years of age. His body was interred June 30, 1918 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

    + 641 iii. Sarah Mary Schneider, was born August 5, 1900.

    + 642 iv. Henry Detlef Schneider, was born January 24, 1903.

    + 643 v. Fredricka Johanna Marie Schneider, was born June 5, 1906.

    + 644 vi. Eva Elizabeth A. Lucinda Schneider, was born November 15, 1913.


Lucinda Katy Gottsch Wilt
Lucinda Katy Gottsch Wilt

396. Lucinda Katie7 Gottsch (Peter6 Gøttsch, Claus5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born May 23, 1880 in Washington County, Nebraska. Lucinda died February 2, 1970 Dacoma, Oklahaoma at 89 years of age. Her body was interred February 1970 Dacoma, Oklahoma, Pleasent View Cemetery.

Lucinda Katie married James Agustus Wilt on September 11, 1895 in Alva, Oklahoma. James was born March 2, 1858 Valparaiso, Indiana. James died September 25, 1937 Wooods, Oklahoma at 79 years of age.

Lucinda Katie Gottsch and James Agustus Wilt had the following children:

Lucinda Katy Gottsch Wilt family
James and Lucinda Katy Gottsch Wilt family
Frank, James, Henry, Isaac
Lucinda, Minnie, James Wilt

    + 645 i. Isaac Peter8 Wilt, was born November 14, 1897.

    + 646 ii. May Lovina Wilt, was born September 29, 1899.

    + 647 iii. Henry James Wilt, was born December 19, 1901.

    648 iv. Pearl Wilt, was born July 10, 1903 Woods, Oklahoma. Pearl died July 10, 1903, Woods, Oklahoma at 1 day of age.

    649 v. Minnie Alice Wilt, was born November 20, 1904. Minnie died September 9, 1988 Alva, Oklahoma at 83 years of age. Minnie married Bill Farless on March 1, 1943.

    650 vi. James Agustus Wilt, was born September 18, 1906 in Woods, Oklahoma. James died November 25, 1982 Woods, Oklahoma at 76 years of age.

    651 vii. Ray Alger Wilt, was born August 12, 1908 in Woods, Oklahoma. Ray died December 2, 1948 Napa, California at 40 years of age. Ray married Geneva Flint. Geneva was born January 9, 1910 in Garden City, Kansas. Geneva was the daughter of Harry Barton Flint and Clara Elizabeth Gottsch. Geneva died February 28, 1930 at 30 years of age.

    + 652 viii. Frank Clinton Wilt, was born December 22, 1910.


Clara Elizabeth Gottsch
Clara Elizabeth Gottsch

397. Clara Elizabeth7 Gottsch (Peter6 Gøttsch, Claus5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born May 1, 1885 in Washington County, Nebraska. Clara died November 13, 1956 Sebastopol, California at 71 years of age.

Clara Elizabeth married Harry Barton Flint on August 1, 1900. Harry was born July 2, 1868 in Keokuk, Iowa and died August 22, 1947 Sebastopol, California at 79 years of age.

Harry Barton & Clara Elizabeth Gottsch Flint
Harry Barton and Clara Elizabeth Gottsch Flint

Clara Elizabeth Gottsch and Harry Barton Flint had the following children:

    653 i. Nora8 Flint, was born April 5, 1901 Garden City, Kansas. Nora died October 2, 1922 at 21 years of age.

    654 ii. Samual Flint, was born April 1902 Garden City, Kansas. Samual died June 6, 1929 at 27 years of age.

    655 iii. Tracy Flint, was born September 3, 1905 Garden City, Kansas. Tracy died October 1910 at 5 years of age.

    + 656 iv. Virgil Flint, was born June 26, 1907.

    657 v. Geneva Flint, was born January 9, 1910 Garden City, Kansas. Geneva died February 28, 1940 at 30 years of age. Geneva married Ray Alger Wilt. Ray was born August 12, 1908 in Woods Oklahoma. Ray died December 2, 1948 in Napa, California at 40 years of age.


Frederick Charles Gottsch
Frederick Charles Gottsch

399. Frederick Charles J.7 Gottsch (Carl (Charles) Frederick6 Gøttsch, Claus5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born October 25, 1869 in Bennington, Nebraska. Frederick died June 15, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska at 65 years of age. His body was interred June 18, 1935 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Emma Adele GottschFrederick Charles & Emma Adele Gottsch Wedding
Frederick Charles & Emma Adele Gottsch (Wedding photo right)

Frederick married Emma Adele Göttsch on June 25, 1894 in Omaha, Nebraska. Emma Adele was born September 5, 1867 Fahren, Prussia. Emma Adele was the daughter of Friedrich Johann Christian Goettsche and Antje (Anna) Puck. Emma Adele died August 2, 1953 in Omaha, Nebraska at 85 years of age. Her body was interred August 4, 1953 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Obituary

Mrs. Adele Gottsch

Mrs. Adele Gottsch passed away at the Lutheran Home in Omaha August 2, 1953. She was born in Schleswig Holstein, Germany, September 5, 1867. She had reached the age of 85 years, 10 months and 27 days.

The deceased married Fred Gottsch June 25, 1894, and resided in the Bennington community until a few years ago. Mrs. Gottsch came with her parents from Germany in 1890.

Surviving are one son, William of Omaha, two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; a brother Emil Gottsch, Bennington, and sister Mrs. Theresa Witt of Wheatland, Wyoming.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 4, at 2 p.m. from the Hadan Mortuary, Bennington. Rev. R. Shirck was in charge of services. Interment was in the German Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wilfred Gottsch, Emil Gottsch, George Misfeldt, Walter Winterburn, Glen Gottsch, and Louie Gottsch.

Note: Frederick Charles J. Gottsch spend his life as a carpenter in Bennington, Nebraska. In June of 1935 he contracted and died from influenza on June 15th. Frederick and Emma Adele were second-generation cousins. It is felt because they were cousins, that was the cause of their daughters, Anna 's and Wilhelmina's disabilities. Both Anna and Wilhelmina had spina bifada.

Frederick Charles J. Gottsch and Emma Adele Gottsch had the following children:

Frederick, Emma Adele, Anna & Wilhelmina Gottsch
Frederick Charles, Emma Adele
Anna, Alice Gottsch, Wilhelmina

    591 i. Anna K.8 Gottsch, was born 1893 Bennington, Nebraska. Anna died 1932 Bennington, Nebraska at 39 years of age. Her body was interred 1932 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

    592 ii. Wilhelmina Gottsch, was born 1895 Bennington, Nebraska. Wilhelmina died April 24, 1942 Bennington, Nebraska at 47 years of age. Her body was interred 1942 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

    + 593 iii. William Henry Gottsch, was born July 21, 1896.


Adele Gottsch Misfeldt

400. Adele7 Gottsch (Carl (Charles) Frederick6 Gøttsch, Claus5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born July 27, 1871 in Bennington, Nebraska. Adele died on January 29, 1896 in Bennington, Nebraska at 24 years of age. Her body was interred February 1896 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Henry and Adele Gottsch Misfeldt
Wedding Photo (right)

Adele married Henry Misfeldt on January 31, 1890 in Bennington, Nebraska. Henry was born September 19, 1868 in Scott County, Iowa. Henry was the son of Fritz Misfeldt and Bertha Horst. Henry married Margaret Gottsch Adele's sister on August 1, 1898 in Bennington, Nebraska. Henry died December 27, 1946 in Omaha, Nebraska at 78 years of age. His body was interred December 1946 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Note: Henry Misfeldt married Margaret Gottsch after the death of his first wife, Adele Gottsch. Margaret raised Adele's son, Charles as her own.

Adele Gottsch and Henry Misfeldt had the following children:

Charles Misfeldt
Charles Misfeldt
    + 658 i. Charles8 Misfeldt, was born April 30, 1890.

    659 ii. Catherine Misfeldt, was born November 22, 1894 in Douglas County, Nebraska. Catherine died November 4, 1895 in Douglas County, Nebraska at 11 months of age. Her body was interred November 1895 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

    660 iii. Adele Misfeldt, was born January 19, 1896 in Douglas County, Nebraska. Adele died January 19, 1896 in Douglas County, Nebraska at 1 day of age. Her body was interred January 1896 in Bennington, Nebraska.


Benhart Henry Gottsch
Benhart Henry Gottsch

401. Benhart Henry7 Gottsch (Carl (Charles) Frederick6 Gøttsch, Claus5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born January 17, 1874 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Benhart died October 25, 1952 Washington County, Nebraska at 78 years of age. His body was interred October 1952 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Obituary

"Helene Gottsch"

Helene Gottsch, Washington, Nebr., age 78, passed away on October 3, 1952, at an Omaha hospital.

She was born in Germany on April 8, 1874, and at the age of 16 came to this country with her family and settled first at Davenport, Iowa, an later on they moved to Bennington.

She was married to Benhart Gottsch on January 31, 1895. To this union nine children were born. She and her husband moved to their present home as bride and groom 57 years ago. They celebrated their Golden Wedding in 1945.

She was a very devoted mother, her one thought being for the comfort and safety of her children.

Her hobby was crocheting and knitting, and she made many beautiful and useful things for her friends and loved ones. Her hands were never idle and she kept up an active interest in all the current happenings until a few days before her parting.

She was a long-time member of the Royal Neighbors.

She was baptized and confirmed in her faith as a child in Germany before coming to this country.

She is survived by her husband, Benhardt (sic) ; 5 sons, Arthur of Elkhorn, Charles and Glen of Bennington, Ben of Omaha, Harlan of Kennard, Nebr.; 4 daughters, Katherine of Bennington, Mabel and Bernita and Mrs. Roma Dresher of Omaha; 17 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Therese Witt of Woodbridge, Cal., Mrs. Adele Gottsch of Omaha, brother Emil Gottsch of Bennington.

Services were held Monday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m., at the home. Interment was at German Cemetery.

The family requested in lieu of flowers, that donations be sent to Children 's Memorial Hospital

Obituary

"BEN GOTTSCH PROMINENT FARMER, DIES"

Benhart Gottsch, well-known resident of Washington County, passed away last Saturday, October 25, following an illness of approximately two months. He was 78 years, 9 months of age at the time of his death. His death followed that of his wife by only twenty-two days. The deceased was born January 17th, 1874, on a farm in the south part of Washington County and he spent his entire life living within a mile of his birthplace.

He was united in marriage to Miss Helene Gottsch, January 31, 1895 and they moved immediately to the farm which they were to occupy for 57 years. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1945. To this union five sons and four daughters were born, all of whom survive. The are Arthur, of Elkhorn, Nebr., Charles, who farms near the home place, Glenn and Katherine, who are at home, Harlan, of Kennard; and Ben, Mabel, Bernita and Mrs. Roma Dresher, all of Omaha. Mr. Gottsch was a charter member of the old Hayes Cornet Band which was organized in 1888 and which developed quite a reputation in early days as a organization until it ceased to function. Later he took part in orchestras at Bennington and Washington until approximately 1912.

For almost thirty years he was an underwriter and adjuster in Washington and Douglas County for Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. He was a 50 year member of the Schleswig-Holstein Verein, a 16 year member of the B.P.S.B.V. and a long time member of the Modern Woodmen. He served on the Washington School Board for over thirty years. He was one of the organizers, as well as Secretary and Director of the Papio-Valley Drainage District of Washington and Douglas Counties. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Bennington.

Funeral services were held from the residence at 2 p.m. Tuesday with interment at the German Cemetery. Pallbearers were his grandsons and honorary pallbearers were William Schuldt, Louis Goedeker, Sam Holstein, Sam Cox, John Meeves and Knute Rasmussen.

Helene Albertina GottschBenhart & Helene Gottsch Wedding Photo
Benhart and Helene Gottsch (Wedding photo right)

Benhart married Helene Albertina Göttsch on January 31, 1895 in Bennington, Nebraska. Helene was born April 8, 1874 in Fahren, Germany. She was the daughter of Friedrich Johann Christian Goettsche and Antje (Anna) Puck. Helene died on October 3, 1952 Omaha, Nebraska at 78 years of age. Her body was interred October 1952 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Note: Benhart and Helene were second generation cousins.

Benhart & Helene Gottsch
Benhart and Helene Gottsch 50th Wedding Anniversary 1945

Benhart & Helene Gottsch Family
Benhart and Helene Gottsch family
Harlan, Charles, Ben, Katherine, Arthur H., Glenn
Roma, Mable, Helene, Benhart, Myrtle

Benhart Gottsch and Helene Albertina Gottsch had the following children:

Mabel Gottsch
Mabel Gottsch

    614 i. Mabel8 Gottsch, was born in Nebraska.

Myrtle
Myrtle "Bernita" Gottsch

    615 ii. Myrtle "Bernita" Gottsch, was born in Nebraska.

    + 616 iii. Roma Gottsch.

Katherine Gottsch
Katherine Gottsch

    617 iv. Katherine M. Gottsch, was born September 12, 1895 Bennington, Nebraska. Katherine died October 19, 1966 in Omaha, Nebraska at 71 years of age. Her body was interred October 1966 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

    + 618 v. Arthur Hans Henry Gottsch, was born March 8, 1897.

    + 619 vi. Charles Julius(5) Gottsch, was born October 19, 1898.

    + 620 vii. Ben Alfred Gottsch, was born September 17, 1900.

Glenn Gottsch
Glenn and Voneita Larsen Gottsch

    621 viii. Glenn Gottsch, was born July 5, 1912 in Bennington, Nebraska. Glenn died November 26, 1983 Omaha, Nebraska at 71 years of age. His body was interred November 1983 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery. Glenn married Voneita Larsen. Voneita was born February 11, 1917. Voneita died September 3, 1987 in Colorado at 70 years of age. Her body was interred September 1987 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

    + 622 ix. Harlan Gottsch, was born November 26, 1913.


Lena Gottsch

402. Lena7 Gottsch (Carl (Charles) Frederick6 Gøttsch, Claus5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born April 24, 1875 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Lena died October 20, 1921 in Bennington, Nebraska at 46 years of age. Her body was interred October 1921 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Hans HansenHans & Lena Gottsch Hansen
Hans & Lena Gottsch Hansen (Wedding Photo right)

Lena married Hans Hansen on December 27, 1892 in Bennington, Nebraska. Hans was born May 15, 1866. Hans died November 28, 1917 in Bennington, Nebraska at 51 years of age. He was interred November 1917 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Lena Gottsch and Hans Hansen had the following children:

    661 i. Freddie8 Hansen, was born in Bennington, Nebraska. Freddie died in Bennington, Nebraska.

    662 ii. Charles Hansen, was born in Bennington, Nebraska. Charles died in Bennington, Nebraska.

    663 iii. Helen Hansen, was born in Bennington, Nebraska. Helen died in Bennington, Nebraska.

    664 iv. Fredrick C. Hansen, was born October 27, 1893. Fredrick died December 31, 1893 at one month of age. His body was interred January 1894 in Bennington, Nebraska, German Cememtery.


Charles Otto & Anna Luschen Gottsch wedding photoCharles Otto & Anna Luschen Gottsch wedding photo
Charles Otto & Anna Luschen Gottsch wedding photos

403. Charles Otto7 Gottsch (Carl (Charles) Frederick6 Gøttsch, Claus5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born April 9, 1877 in Hays, Nebraska. Charles died on May 5, 1976 Bennington, Nebraska at 99 years of age. His body was interred May 1976 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Charles Otto married Anna Katherine Luschen on March 26, 1902 in Bennington, Nebraska. Anna was born 1883 Oldenburg, Germany. Anna was the daughter of Heinrich Luschen and Marie Kunneman. Anna died 1960 in Omaha, Nebraska at 77 years of age. She was interred 1960 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Roland, Charles Reinhardt, Donald, Wilfred William, Charles Otto, Anna and Gloria Gottsch Miller
The Charles Otto and Anna Luschen Gottsch family
Rear row: Roland, Charles Reinhardt, Donald, Wilfred William
Charles Otto, Anna and Gloria Gottsch Miller

Otto and Anna Gottsch 50th Wedding anniversary
Charles Otto and Anna Gottsch 50th Wedding Anniversary

Charles Otto Gottsch and Anna Katherine Luschen had the following children:

Lawrence Charles Reinhardt Wilfred Donald Gottsch
Lawrence, Charles Reinhardt, Wilfred and Donald Gottsch

Charles Heinrich Reinhardt Gottsch
Charles Heinrich Reinhardt Gottsch

    665 i. Charles Heinrich Reinhardt8 Gottsch, was born March 14, 1903 in Bennington, Nebraska. Charles died March 14, 1977 in Bennington, Nebraska at 74 years of age. His body was interred March 1977 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

    666 ii. Charles Henry Gottsch, was born December 12, 1904 in Bennington, Nebraska.

J. Leslie Gottsch
J. Leslie Gottsch

    667 iii. J. Leslie Gottsch, was born May 15, 1906 in Bennington, Nebraska. J. Leslie died June 18, 1908 in Bennington, Nebraska at 2 years of age. His body was interred June 1908 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

    668 iv. Infant daughter Gottsch, was born December 3, 1908 in Bennington, Nebraska. Infant died December 4, 1908 in Bennington, Nebraska at one day of age. Her body was interred December 1908 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Lawrence GottschLawrence Gottsch
Lawrence Gottsch

    669 v. Lawrence Gottsch, was born May 30, 1910 in Bennington, Nebraska. Lawrence died 1944 in Omaha, Nebraska at 34 years of age. His body was interred 1944 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

    + 670 vi. Wilfred William Gottsch, was born October 29, 1912 in Bennington, Nebraska.

    671 vii. Donald Gottsch, was born 1915 in Bennington, Nebraska. Donald married Sylvia Jungbluth.

    + 672 viii. Gloria Gottsch, was born July 11, 1921.

    673 ix. Roland "Buddy" Gottsch, was born December 15, 1924 in Bennington, Nebraska. Roland died 1998 at 73 years of age. His body was interred May 1998 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.


Margaret GottschMargaret Gottsch
Margaret Gottsch

404. Margaret7 Gottsch (Carl (Charles) Frederick6 Gøttsch, Claus5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born September 13, 1881 in Bennington, Nebraska. Margaret died October 17, 1920 Omaha, Nebraska at 39 years of age. Her body was interred October 1920 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Henry Misfeldt
Henry Misfeldt

Margaret married Henry Misfeldt on August 1, 1898 in Bennington, Nebraska. Henry was born September 19, 1868 in Scott County, Iowa. Henry was the son of Fritz Misfeldt and Bertha Horst. Henry died December 27, 1946 Omaha, Nebraska at 78 years of age. His body was interred December 1946 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Note: Henry Misfeldt married Margaret Gottsch after the death of his first wife, Adele Gottsch. Margaret raised Adele's son, Charles as her own.

Margaret Gottsch and Henry Misfeldt had the following children:

Adele Misfeldt
Adele Misfeldt
    + 674 i. Adele8 Misfeldt, was born November 19, 1898.

Henrietta Misfeldt
Henrietta Misfeldt
    675 ii. Henrietta Misfeldt, was born March 28, 1901 on the family farm in Washington, Nebraska. Henrietta died October 9, 1919 in Washington, Nebraska at 18 years of age. Her body was interred October 1919 Bennington, Nebraska German Cemetery.

Helen Misfeldt
Helen Misfeldt
    676 iii. Helen Misfeldt, was born was born October 23, 1903 on the family farm in Washington, Nebraska. Helen died November 28, 1999 in Lomita, California at 96 years of age. Helen never married.

    + 677 iv. George Misfeldt, was born May 24, 1906.

    + 678 v. Harold Misfeldt, was born April 7, 1909.

    + 679 vi. Ellen "Toots" Misfeldt, was born June 30, 1911.

    680 vii. Katherine May Misfeldt, was born May 21, 1916 on the family farm in Washington, Nebraska. Kathryn died July 27, 2006 in Omaha, Nebraska, at 90 years of age. Katherine married Richard Andrews. Richard was born in 1912. Richard died June 4, 2007 in Omaha, Nebraska at 94 years of age.

    681 viii. Howard Misfeldt, was born August 17, 1918 on the family farm in Washington, Nebraska. Howard died September 12, 1996 in Billings, Montana at 78 years of age. Howard married three times. Howard married Margaret Unknown ca. 1938. Howard married Jacqueline Unknown after ca. 1939. Howard marriedAnn Unknown after ca. 1940.


Amanda GottschAmanda Gottsch
Amanda Gottsch

405. Amanda7 Gottsch (Carl (Charles) Frederick6 Gøttsch, Claus5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born October 8, 1886 in Bennington, Nebraska. Amanda died 1988 in Elkhorn, Nebraska at 101 years of age. Her body was interred 1988 in Elkhorn, Nebraska, Prospect Hills Cemetery.

Amanda married William Henry Winterburn on February 19, 1909 in Bennington, Nebraska. William was born in 1888 and died in 1978 in Oklahoma at 90 years of age. His body was interred 1978 in Elkhorn, Nebraska, Prospect Hills Cemetery.

Amanda Gottsch Winterburn Family
Amanda Gottsch Winterburn Family
Walter Howard, William Henry, Robert Willliam, Amanda and LaFola Winterburn

Amanda Gottsch and William Henry Winterburn had the following children:

    682 i. Walter Howard8 Winterburn, was born August 23, 1909 Bennington, Nebraska. Walter died in 1994 in Elkhorn, Nebraska at 84 years of age. His body was interred 1994 in Elkhorn, Nebraska, Prospect Hills Cemetery. Walter married Mary Carstensen 1929 in Nebraska. Mary was born in 1909 and died in 1982 in Elkhorn, Nebraska at 73 years of age. Her body was interred 1982 in Elkhorn, Nebraska, Prospect Hills Cemetery.

    683 ii. LaFola Harriet Winterburn, was born September 21, 1911 in Omaha, Nebraska. LaFola married Irvin Seltz.

    + 684 iii. Robert William Winterburn, was born January 21, 1913.

    685 iv. Henry Charles Winterburn, was born January 1, 1927 Omaha, Nebraska.

The following are excerpts of a taped conversation with Amanda Gottsch Winterburn on October 12, 1979. Amanda was 93 years of age. Asking her the questions were her daughter, LaFola Seltz, and niece LeMara Eicke and Lois Gottsch.

She remembers the Grandmothers, Bertha and Wilhelmina, and you said they lived together in a little house your dad had built.
Yes, dad had built the house.
But, you're pretty sure that your Grandpa Claus didn't live on the place then?
I don't know even when he died.
He died about 1879 because that was the date on the stone at the German cemetery. I found his obituary in the county paper, the Blair papers, a old paper, and they said he lived in Ft. Calhoun, and I found some real estate up there that he had, do you suppose they could have lived up there then?
I suppose. I don't remember, I don't remember them saying where dad first lived, you see they came across the river on a flat boat with their belongings.
Well, they live at Davenport, Iowa for a while didn't they?
Yes, and then came to Nebraska. Papa was 6 years when he came to Nebraska. (Charles Frederick Gottsch was 6 years old when he came to America and 11 years old when he came to Nebraska.)
According to the deed, he was born in Denmark, was he just a baby when they come over then?
He was six when he crossed the Missouri River.
I bet they weren't in Davenport very long then. Do you remember your Aunt Elizabeth then Jipp?
Oh, yes.
She is younger than your dad?
Yes, she was younger then my dad.
Was she born in Denmark too?
I don't know.
You don't remember hearing that. What was her husband's name?
Fred, they lived around Ft. Calhoun.
There still are some Jipps up there.
Yes, that's her grandchildren.
There was a son Fred.
The young boy was Fred, and Henry, Lottie and Jessie. Lottie married a Hatcher and Jessie married Bill Hendrickson.
Well, do you know where they are buried then? Are they in Ft. Calhoun?
Jessie lived in Kansas the last time I heard from her and Lottie and her husband are both dead.
Ya, but what about their folks, I mean? Aunt Lizzy, I mean.
Aunt Lizzy, ya, they must be buried in Ft. Calhoun, the whole family.
Ah, I don't remember if it was dad or Aunty Mae, that was telling me that once in a while you went on a trip to Germany with your mother.
Yes.
Where did you go?
We stayed with Mommy's sister.
Oh, her sister! Do you remember her first name?
Margaret. The other sister, she died just two months before we went over. She died in April and we left Bennington in June. So then Mama brought her home with us, Margaret Koch was her name.
Now did she have a husband?
No, he was dead.
Oh, so he was dead before you came over. Do you remember the name of the sister that died? What her name was?
Her name was Lottie. Yes, Lottie Stender
Do you have any idea what year it was when you went back over to Germany?
I was ten years old.
She was ten years old, that was 83 years ago.
Ten years old. You remember that pretty well.
I remember that like it was yesterday.
Now you did go across the ocean by boat?
Yes.
But how did you get from Bennington to the boat?
By the train.
Then you took off from, I suppose, New York?
Yes.
What area in Germany did you go to?
Oh, we went to Hamburg, we went to Pratzs, Franksburg. We didn't get to Berlin, our time ran out.
But the town that your family was in?
A sister in Franksburg, and a brother-in-law in Pratzs and a cousin, no, no, a cousin in ah, I can't remember. Mama's sister, the one we brought over with us. Margaret, she was from Franksburg and Aunt Lottie was from Pratzs, P r a t z s, that's how you spell it, and I can't remember where Mama's cousin was from, maybe it will come to me.
What did you do with Margaret when you got here, did she live with you?
No, she ran a millenery shop and she got organized and settled in Bennington. After, I guess she stayed at Mama's, at home for a month or two. It took a while to get aquainted and organized.
Then did she remarry?
No, no, she was a widow.
Do you remember when you went down to your Grandma's house, did they talk German to you or English?
Ya, they always talked German.
Did they understand English?
Sure they could.
Could they write English?
That I don't remember.
Did your dad to to school here then or your Uncle Pete?
He must have.
You don't remember them saying they ever went to school?
No. See the Schneiders, east of the home place, they're Papa's half brothers.
Ya, we figured that out. I talked to a lady who sent me a whole bunch of information, her name is Splitgerber, she is related to the Paulsen's, who is from the Schneiders, it was Henry Schneider's family. She knew all about the Henry Schneiders, but didn't know much about the brother, Hans, but he was married and had children too, didn't he?
Yes, Yes. He lived in Bennington, but he might have lived the first couple of years over there.
During the cyclone, did you lose a lot of things?
Otto did.
I suppose they lost a lot of personal things.
Oh ya, the whole place they lost everything. Some of his papers, they sent back from Iowa.
From Iowa. My goodness, strange how that will carry like that. Dad said he remembers that after the storm, they went over, of course, and he remembers running up the roof of the barn that was laying on the ground.
Yes, Yes.
He thought that was big fun on that big old steep roof. But he was pretty little so he really didn't notice the catastrophe of it all.
That was 1913 then.
Yes.
That must have been a big storm.
It was, those that it hit, it took everything.
You don't by any chance have kept any news clippings? I can't seem to find my Grandma Maggie's obituary in a paper anywhere. Would it have been printed, do you remember?
I don't know.
Dad couldn't remember, what his mother died from, but he was pretty young and all he could remember was that she was sick for a while and then they took her to Omaha on the train to the hospital and she died shortly after in there.
She died that night from blood poisoning.
Oh, blood poisoning, what from, do you know?
A miscarriage.
Aunt Mandy, one time you told me about the gypsies that had come to the door.
Oh, yes, they had come up to the house where Otto lives now, the folks lived there. I remember the gypies. They'd come to the house and beg and steal everything they could pick up.
Ya, but we mean the curse they put on Charlie's mother, Adele.
Oh, yes, that was in Bennington. That was Henry and Hans Hansen, Lena's husband, they run the saloon. And the two girls and their hired girl, had the hotel. That's where the city bar, county bar, it's right across the street from the dance hall. Unless its gone. That's what they run and it was the gypies. They were getting ready for a big dance, you know. Oft's it wasn't there at the time, but there was a dance hall that went from east to west and Oft's had a saloon on the other street. And the gypies come to town, they went from door to door. And they came to the back door at Della and Lena's. And Della stood washing dishes and lena was cleaning up the house. It was early in the morning. And Della was expecting and that gypsy asked her to give her a roast of meat. And Della said no. And the gypsy, she turned around and put a curse on Della. She said "I hope to God you die when you have that baby", and she did.
Do you remember your mother's birthday and when she died?
I sure do.
All they list on the tombstone is the year and thats kind of important. When was she born?
December 27.
And when did she die?
She died January 30, 1921. She'd been sick for a long time.
The year she was born was 1844. Well, I have the death certificate for your father and on it they contribute death to a fall he had down the basement steps, quite a time prior to his death and it injured his kidneys.
It's strange though, that we found your dad and his brother, Peter, were married on the same day.
Yes.
I noticed they died the same year, but not the same time.
You can ask Art, he knows more about the Oklahoma people than I do.
Why did they go to Oklahoma, just because it was a new land, or do you know?
No, there was a drive, a drive for land. They homesteaded, I think.
And they took all the children but the two that married the Schneiders then.
Yes.
Did you get together a lot when everyone was growing up for parties and birthdays?
No, Uncle Pete's didn't believe in it. Aunt Sally, she didn't believe in birthday parties.
Could Claus and Bertha write or read or speak English?
No, they didn't speak much English, but I don't think she could write much English. Cause I never did see then, (Grandmas) with a newspaper.
Now someone told me that your dad could talk or understand Danish also, either one, German or Danish.
Yes, either one. But late, after he didn't hear or talk it, he kind of forgot. And he would speak English and German. I can't talk German, but I've lost it too.
Oh, your were able to when you were little?
Sure, I always talked German.
Did your dad and mother talk predominatley German in the home?
Yes.
Did they allow you to answer in German?
We could answer any way.
Dad said that it was your dad that built the farm place where he lived, where Henry and Maggie lived, is that right?
Yes, he built that place. You see, when Otto got married he was going to move on the home place, and he went to Blair, Papa did, and bought that Wardell place, and he and my brother, Fred, built the place up. Then they moved up there, Otto was married 26 of March and Maggie and Henry, they lived where Otto lives now. Maggie and Henry lived there and Papa bought that place and they moved on the 28th.
Then where were your parents living? Were they in that little house?
In that place down below.
Was that place always there? Did they build that?
They built that. It was right on the county line.
Where did you go to grade school, Aunt Amanda?
The first couple years, I went to Grau school, close to Bennington, right north. Then we could transfer to the nearest school, and then Papa transfered us to Washington.
How did you get back and forth?
WALKED! We walked.
Didn't you stay with Aunt Lena Hansen when she lived in Washington?
Then when Maggie got out of school, they stayed with Lena and her husband Hans Hansen, built up a saloon in Washington. Then I stayed with Lena. And we left home a good many times when the half past eight o'clock bell rang, and I'll tell you we walked! We had just so much chores to do before we went and it was there waiting when we came home at night. We didn't have time or a chance to raise hell like the kids do now days. We had our work to do.
What kind of chores did you do?
Well then everything was wood stoves and corn cobs. When I went to Grau school, Maggie, Otto and I we had to walk 2 1/2 miles, back and forth, and we felt pretty good.
How many years then did you go to school, through the eighth grade?
Yes, through the eighth grade.
None of the boys ever went on to another school, like high school?
No they never, just through the 8th grade, excepting Otto.
Did Peter come to see his mother?
Oh, yes, he come see her but that was way up in the trees.
And he never stopped at your house? Did Peter and your dad get along good then?
Oh, yes. But they didn't look any more like brothers. Uncle Pete had a great big fuzzy beard. And Papa just had a moustache.
How tall was your dad? Was he a tall man or short?
About medium size.
We heard of these stories. One was about a new minister who came to town, I don't know if it was Bennington or Washington. And the fellows in town were at the saloon and decided to tease the minister and make him dance. Then the hero came on the scene, your dad, and took the side of the minister and made the fellows do the dancing. Does that sound like something your dad would do?
Ya, that sounds like one of dad's tricks alright.
You know the picture of him with the gun, I think he must have made one for each one of his children.
That picture was taken every Sunday morning, he would go to a shooten match, Papa and I would help him fill his shells. His gun shot shells. Every Sunday.
Where were these shooting things?
They had a regular bunch that went near every Sunday morning.
Were they at Bennington?
Yes. And he got to be the best shot. He hit the bullseye oftener. And that's where he got that gun.
The gun was a prize?
The gun was the prize. and that was some gun! It was hand carved.
Where is it at?
I don't know.
It was at Glen's and then he gave it to Uncle Otto since he was the only son left. And it stayed on the farm. There was a gun, they called it the something buss.
Blunderbuss.
Blunderbuss, that your dad had, and it went to, oh, who does Bill belong too?
Uncle Fred. And it went to Bill.
Oh, that's who I thought got the other gun.
Your dad seemed to spend a lot of time with his grandchrildren, did he like the kids?
Oh, yes, he was very fond of them.
Because my dad has very fond memories of spending time with his Grandpa and Grandma. He remembers how your mother cut her bread up in her arms. It's interesting that your dad was a very good carpenter, well he must have taught my dad, because my dad does beautiful work with wood.
See, Fred, he took up carpentery as his lifes work.
He never farmed then. And my dad would tell how your dad would cut wood, and cut it and pile it and how he would pile it, in a round ring.
Yes, piled high and in a round stack.
There wasn't any question about it, he showed the hired man, and that's the way to do it.
That's the way you'd pile his wood.
Dad said you'd cut the wood in the winter after the harvest, let that sit for a year and then you'd take that in and put it in the wood shed so it would stay dry.
That's what we always did.
On that gun thing, I wanted to ask one more thing, when your dad was about 40, did he go to a championship shoot to Chicago or someplace?
I don't remember.
Otto was telling me about something and he thought he had gone to some championship thing and that's where that picture and the gun came about. He went on a train.
He might have, but I don't remember hearing about it.
Art was telling something about it and it seemed like a long ways away.
Did your dad do a lot of hunting then?
Oh, yes.
And what did they hunt for?
Anything.
And then you'd eat the meat?
Yes, at a dance. And then Mrs. Steadmen would cook the game. Her husband run the saloon as you came into Bennington.
Did your dad and mom like to dance then?
Oh did they!
You know, we never called them Grandma and Grandpa. We always had to call them Mama and Papa Gottsch.
Everyone in the community who ever talked to him or about him always called him Papa Gottsch.
Do you know that farm was put into a corporation so that it will never get away from the Gottschs. And its under the name of "Papa Gottsch, Corp."

This was the end of the taped conversation with Amanda Gottsch Winterburn. Amanda was over 100 years of age when she passed away.


Claus Henry  JippClaus Henry  Jipp
Claus Henry and Carrie Grenelle Jipp

406. Claus Henry7 Jipp (Louisa Sophie Margrethe6 Göttsch, Claus5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born October 26, 1868 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Claus died October 9, 1926 in Dannebrog, Nebraska at 57 years of age. His body was interred October 1926 Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, Cemetery.

Claus married Carrie Grenelle on July 2, 1893 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Carrie was born October 19, 1869 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Carrie died June 4, 1909 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska at 39 years of age.

Fort Calhoun, Nebraska Paper October 1926

C. H. JIPP PASSES AWAY

This entire community was shocked when word was received here at noon last Saturday that Henry Jipp had died at the home of his son, Edwin T. Jipp, Dannebrog, Nebr. Mr. Jipp has gone to Dannebrog just a week before to visit with his on and family and to to enjoy a little hunting trip in that vicinity. He complained of not feeling well a day or two after his arrival there, but he thot (sic) it was nothing serious until Friday when a doctor was summoned, and arrangements were made to take him to Grand Island for treatment Saturday morning, but he suddenly passed away shortly after being placed in the ambulance. His death was due to intestinal trouble.

Mr. Jipp was born in Ft. Calhoun, Oct. 26, 1868, and had resided here his entire life. Probably no man enjoyed a wider acqusintance (sic) in this community than did Mr. Jipp. He had been identified with various community affairs and organizations during most of his adult years, having served as a county supervisor, member of the school board several terms, and official of the cemetery association, clerk of the local W.O.W. lodge for many years, and was leader of the band here until it disbanded a few years ago. He was one of the oldest rural route carriers, in point of service, in this state, having completed twenty-five years continuous service on route 1 from the Ft. Calhoun post office Feb. 1 this year, and was holding the position at the time of his death. He was faithful and efficient in his duties, devoted to his family, and he will indeed be missed by them and by the whole community.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Louis Jipp, his seven children, Carl, Elizabeth, Jean, Edwin, Dorothy, Margaret and Louis, and three sisters, Emma, Charlotta Katherine and Jessie, and one brother, Carl Frederick. He was married July 2, 1893 to Carrie Grenelle, who preceded him in death several years ago.

One of the largest audience that ever attended a funeral service in Ft. Calhoun was present at the obsequies, which were held at the Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon, the church being unable to accommodate many more than half the attendants. Rev. Baltzly, pastor of the Kountze Memorial church, preached the sermon. The floral tributes were a mass of beauty and fragrance. A long procession of autos followed the remains to their final earthly resting place in the Ft. Calhoun cemetery.

Claus Henry Jipp and Carrie Grenelle had the following children:

    686 i. Carl Henry8 Jipp, was born January 7, 1894 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Carl died January 10, 1980 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho at 86 years of age. Carl never married.

    + 687 ii. Helen Elizabeth Jipp, was born March 1895. Elizabeth married Unknown Miller.

    + 688 iii. Jean Paul Jipp Sr., was born April 25, 1897.

    + 689 iv. Edwin Theodore Jipp Sr., was born January 21, 1899.

    + 690 v. Dorothy Louise Jipp, was born December 8, 1900.

    691 vi. Margaret Hortense Jipp, was born November 18, 1902 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Margaret died September 4, 1960 in Oakland, California at 57 years of age. Margaret was a school teacher and never married.

    + 692 vii. Louis Hamilton Jipp, was born May 22, 1906.


Emma  Jipp
Emma Louisa Jipp Hammond

407. Emma Louisa7 Jipp (Louisa Sophie Margrethe6 Göttsch, Claus5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born 1870 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Emma died 1967 in Stockton, Kansas at 97 years of age.

Emma married Asa Calvin Hammond on December 30, 1891 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Asa was born in Enosburg Falls, Vermont.

Emma Louisa Jipp and Asa Calvin Hammond had the following children:

Evla Grace HammondJessie Philo Hammond
Evla & Marion Grace Hammond Jessie & Philo Hammond
    693 i. Evla8 Hammond, was born January 20, 1893. Evla died 1897 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska at 4 years of age.

Marion Grace Hammond
Marion Grace Hammond
    694 ii. Marion Grace Hammond, was born April 7, 1896. Marion married John Mazza.

    + 695 iii. Mildred Udene Hammond, was born January 21, 1900.

    696 iv. Jessie Caroline Hammond, was born March 17, 1905 in Stockton, Kansas.

    + 697 v. Philo Ernst Hammond, was born April 25, 1908.


Caroline Jipp Melvin
Caroline Jipp Melvin

408. Caroline7 Jipp (Louisa Sophie Margrethe6 Göttsch, Claus5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born May 19, 1873 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Caroline died December 14, 1911 in Omaha, Nebraska at 38 years of age. Her body was interred December 1911 Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, Fort Calhoun Cemetery.

Robert Stevenson Melvin
Robert Stevenson Melvin

Caroline married Robert Stevenson Melvin on July 12, 1894 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Robert was born November 27, 1866 in Barrhill, Scotland. Robert was the son of John (Milby) Melvin and Fanny Stevensen. Robert died April 5, 1957 in Omaha, Nebraska at 90 years of age.

Omaha World Herald - October 14, 1911

MRS. MELVIN DIES OF SEVERE BURNS
After a Day of Suffering, Woman, Burned in Kerosene Explosion, Dies Yesterday Afternoon.

Leaves Four Children

Mrs. Caroline Melvin, 610 South Thirty-eighth avenue, who was burned from head to foot early Thursday morning when a can of kerosene exploded, died shortly after 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Methodist hospital.

Her condition was most critical when taken to the hospital and it was not thought at the time that she could recover. Early in the afternoon she became rapidly worse and death was a matter of a few hours.

Mrs. Melvin was pouring kerosene into the kitchen stove to make a quick fire when the can exploded and enveloped her in buring oil. Her screams brought Mr. Melvin and her daughter, Katherine, to her assistance, but before the flames were put out she had been terribly burned. Both Mr. Melvin and the girl were burned about the hands and face in trying to save her.

Mrs. Melvin was 38 years old, and is survived by her husband, a machinist, and four children: Roy, 16; Katherine, 14; Caroline, 12, and Robert 10.

The funeral of Mrs. Melvin will be held Friday afternoon at the residence with the Rev. Mr. Jenks, First Presbyterian church, officiating. The body will be shipped tomorrow afternoon to Calhoun, Neb., the former home, for burial.

Caroline Jipp and Robert Stevenson Melvin had the following children:

    + 698 i. Roy Stevenson8 Melvin, was born May 24, 1895.

    + 699 ii. Katherine Louise Melvin, was born March 21, 1896.

    + 700 iii. Caroline Melvin, was born April 10, 1899.

    701 iv. Robert Melvin, was born 1901 Fort Calhoun, Nebraska


William & Jessie Jipp Henrickson
William & Jessie Jipp Henrickson

410. Jessie7 Jipp (Louisa Sophie Margrethe6 Göttsch, Claus5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born March 20, 1877 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Jessie died March 1, 1949 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska at 71 years of age. Her body was interred March 1949 Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, Cemetery.

Jessie married William Henrickson Sr. on June 17, 1907.

Jessie Jipp and William Henrickson Sr. had the following children:

William Jr. & WilhelminaHenricksen
William Jr. & Wilhelmina Henricksen

    702 i. Wilhemina8 Henrickson, was born April 13, 1911 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Wilhemina died 1970 in Omaha, Nebraska at 59 years of age. Wilhemina married John Straka on September 4, 1953 in Omaha, Nebraska.

    + 703 ii. William Henrickson Jr., was born June 9, 1914.


William Carl Frederick  JippMarie Herminia Schumacher
William Carl Frederick & Marie Hermainia Schumacher Jipp

411. William Carl Frederick7 Jipp (Louisa Sophie Margrethe6 Göttsch, Claus5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born October 6, 1879 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. William died August 30, 1964 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska at 84 years of age. His body was interred September 2, 1964 Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, Cemetery.

William Carl Frederick married twice. William Carl Frederick married Marie Herminia Schumacher 1907 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Marie was born March 29, 1888 in Pilger, Nebraska. Marie was the daughter of Frank Schumacher and Emilie Louise Schneider. Marie died June 17, 1926 at 38 years of age. William Carl Frederick married Christine Unknown after 1926.

Richard Art Ernie Fritz Max Mary George Arnold Helen Jipp
Richard, Art, Ernie, Fritz
Max, Mary, George, Arnold, Helen Jipp

William Carl Frederick Jipp and Marie Herminia Schumacher had the following children:

    + 704 i. Helen Louise Jipp, was born December 29, 1907.

    + 705 ii. Richard Frederick Jipp, was born April 21, 1909.

    706 iii. Harry Lee Jipp, was born April 1910 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Harry died April 1910 at one day of age.

    + 707 iv. Max Milan Jipp, was born April 28, 1911.

    + 708 v. Arnold Randolph Jipp (Twin), was born June 13, 1912.

    + 709 vi. Arthur Rudolph Jipp (Twin), was born June 13, 1912.

    + 710 vii. Fritz Jipp, was born August 16, 1913.

    + 711 viii. Frank Gayle "Tut" Jipp, was born January 5, 1915.

    + 712 ix. Mary Margaret Jipp, was born March 10, 1916.

    713 x. Paul Ernest Jipp, was born 1917 Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. Paul died 1917 at less than one year of age.

    + 714 xi. Ernest Albert8 Jipp, was born December 19, 1918

    715 xii. Elizbeth Ann Jipp, was born September 18, 1921 in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska.

    + 716 xiii. George Herbert Jipp, was born November 6, 1923.


Emil Arthur Göttsch
Emil Arthur Göttsch

415. Emil Arthur7 Göttsch (Catharina (Trine)6 Götsch, Hinrich5 Gotsch, Hinrich4, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born September 29, 1868 in Stein, Prussia. Emil died October 13, 1957 in Wisch, Germany at 89 years of age.

Emil Arthur married Bertha Helene Jöhnke on April 28, 1893 in Schönberg, Germany. Bertha was born January 8, 1874 in Schönberg, Germany.

Schuhmachermeister (master shoemaker) in stein

Emil Arthur Göttsch and Bertha Helene Jöhnke had the following child:

    + 717 i. Klara Margaretha8 Göttsch, was born July 4, 1893.

    718 ii. Elsa Katharina Göttsch, was born September 29, 1894 in Wisch, Germany. Elsa died December 4, 1973 in Neumünster, Germany at 79 years of age. She married Max Arno Herold on April 9, 1920 in Schönberg, Germany. Max was born August 16, 1893 in Sachsen Region of Germany. Max was the son of Otto August Herold and Martha Graupner. Max died August 20, 1968 in Wisch, Germany at 75 years of age. Schlachter (butcher) in Wisch

    719 iii. Anna Magdalena Göttsch, was born August 12, 1896 in Wisch, Germany. She married Oswin Julius Fischer on September 18, 1926 in Schönberg, Germany. Oswin was born April 7, 1891 in Schönfeld in Sachsen Region of Germany. Oswin was the son of Julius Fischer and Pauline Franziska Wolf. Oswin died May 12, 1952 in Kiel, Germany at 61 years of age. Postsekretär (Post office secretary) in Kiel

    + 720 iv. Franz Emil Göttsch, was born January 9, 1899.

    + 721 v. Herbert Adolf Göttsch, was born October 5, 1900.


422. Milton7 Goettsch (Wilhelm6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born March 15, 1882 in Scott County, Iowa. Milton died April 30, 1941 at 59 years of age.

Milton married Meta Mundt on February 18, 1903 in Iowa. Meta was born October 13, 1882 in Logan Township, Iowa. Meta died July 17, 1967 at 84 years of age.

Milton Goettsch and Meta Mundt are had the following children:

    + 722 i. Albert8 Goettsch, was born February 13, 1904.

    723 ii. Harriet Goettsch, was born December 24, 1905 in Logan Township, Iowa. She married William Immens.

    724 iii. Hazel Goettsch, was born April 4, 1910 in Logan Township, Iowa. Hazel died April 17, 1977 at 67 years of age.

    + 725 iv. Helen Goettsch, was born May 2, 1913.

    + 726 v. Ethel Goettsch, was born October 8, 1919.


424. Romey W.7 Goettsch (Wilhem6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born April 5, 1884 in Scott County, Iowa. Romey died May 29, 1972 in Correctionville, Iowa at 88 years of age.

Romey W. married Annie Huss. Annie was born 1886 in Iowa. Annie died 1971 at 85 years of age.

Romey W. Goettsch and Annie Huss had the following children:

    727 i. Rudolph W.8 Goettsch, was born April 5, 1907. Rudolph died June 1971 in Washta, Iowa, at 64 years of age.

    728 ii. Irene Fern Goettsch, was born February 24, 1909.

    729 iii. Viola N. Goettsch, was born 1912 Viola died 1992. She married Clarence W. Shadlow, was born 1907. Clarence died 1989.

    730 iv. Ervin M. Goettsch, was born January 19, 1913 in Ida County, Iowa. Ervin died September 18, 1957 in Souix City, Iowa, at 44 years of age.

    Obituary

    Final Rites Held For Ervin Goettsch, 44

    Funeral services- for Ervin Goettsch, 44, who passed away on Wednesday in a Sioux City hospital following a long illness, was held on Friday afternoon at two o'clock from the Hansen funeral home. Rev. William Striepe officiating. Mrs Bernice played by Mrs Bernice Kuchel sang, accompanied by Mrs Viola Sorensen. Pallbearers were Verdene Goettsch. Lavern Goettsch, Luverne, Leonard Teese. Ervin was horn January 19, 1913 in Ida county. He is the son of Mr and Mrs Romey Goettsch of near Anthon. He went to school in Holstein and Correctionville. He farmed with his father until he became ill. Survivors besides his parents are Rudy of Washta, Harold and Orval both of Anthon and four siters, Mrs Irene Watson and Mrs Viola Shadlow both of Correctionville. Mrs Myrna McCandless of Sioux City and Mrs. Hilda Mroz of Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

    731 v. Myrna E. Goettsch, was born December 9, 1916. Myrna died June 24, 2003, at 86 years of age. She married Unknown McCandless.

    + 732 vi. Hilda Goettsch, was born October 21, 1918 .

    + 733 viii. Harold Harlan Goettsch was born September 10, 1920.

    734 i. Orville Goettsch. Orville married Colette Unknown.


425. Alfred7 Goettsch (Wilhem6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born May 13, 1885 in Scott County, Iowa. Alfred died December 9, 1958 in Holstein, Iowa at 73 years of age.

Alfred married Marie (Mary) Doris Albers 1905 in Iowa. Mary was born June 28, 1887. Marie died January 1976 in Holstein, Iowa at 88 years of age.

Alfred Goettsch and Marie (Mary) Doris Albers had the following children:

    + 735 i. Harvey8 Goettsch, was born July 11, 1906.

    + 736 ii. LeRoy Herman William Goettsch, was born December 15, 1907.

    737 iii. Alfred Goettsch Jr., was born 1910 in Holstein, Iowa. Alfred died 1962 at 52 years of age. He married Leona Steinbach in Elk Point, South Dakota. Leona was born 1922.


426. Benhart "Bennie"7 Goettsch (Wilhem6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born July 23, 1886 in Scott County, Iowa. Benhart "Bennie" died January 14, 1964 in Anthon, Iowa at 77 years of age.

Benhart "Bennie" married twice. Benhart married Frieda Magdalena Sindt on June 22, 1910 in Holstein, Iowa. Frieda was born March 18, 1889 in Holstein, Iowa. Frieda died January 20, 1924 in Woodbury County, Iowa at 34 years of age. Frieda was the daughter of Otto Sindt and Laura Staben.

Benhart married Agnes Hamann Wigand in 1943. Agnes was born in Anthon, Iowa.

Benhart "Bennie" Goettsch and Frieda Magdalena Sindt had the following children:

    738 i. Laura Marie8 Goettsch, was born June 8, 1911. Laura Marie She married Theodore E. Chastain on April 21, 1946 in Yuma, Arizona. Theodore was born September 21, 1902 in Salem, Missouri. Theodore died December 15, 1986 at 84 years of age.

    739 ii. Harry Otto Goettsch, was born June 5, 1914 in Holstein, Iowa. Harry Otto died July 7, 1916 in Holstein, Iowa at 2 years of age.

    740 iii. Louella Minne Goettsch, was born September 18, 1918 in Holstein, Iowa. Louella Minne died September 18, 1918 at 1 day of age.

    + 741 iv. Robert William Goettsch, was born December 20, 1923.


436. Cornelius7 Joens (Minna6 Goettsch, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born September 21, 1881 in Long Grove, Scott County, Iowa.

Cornelius married Carrie Unknown Abt. 1906 in Iowa. Carrie was born in Iowa 1882.

Cornelius Joens and Carrie Unknown had the following children:

    742 i. Raymond8 Joens, was born 1907 in Davenport, Iowa.

    743 ii. Irving L. Joens, was born 1908 in Davenport, Iowa.

    744 iii. Unknown Joens, was born Abt. 1909 in Davenport, Iowa.


438. Caroline7 Joens (Louisa6 Goettsch, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born 1880 in Davenport, Iowa.

Caroline married Dietz F. A. Wriedt 1903 in Iowa. Dietz was born 1883 in Iowa.

Caroline Joens and Dietz F. A. Wriedt had the following children:

    745 i. Leonard8 Wriedt, was born 1905 in Hickory Grove Township, Iowa.

    746 ii. Bernice Wriedt, was born 1907 in Hickory Grove Township, Iowa.

    747 iii. Herbert Wriedt, was born 1912 in Hickory Grove Township, Iowa.

    748 iv. Unknown Wriedt, was born Abt. 1915 in Hickory Grove Township, Iowa.

    749 v. Erwin Wriedt, was born 1919 in Hickory Grove Township, Iowa.


440. Hugo Henry7 Joens (Louisa6 Goettsch, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born June 20, 1884 in Scott County, Iowa. Hugo died April 6, 1958 in Scott County, Iowa at 73 years of age.

Hugo Henry married Clara Unknown March 1911 in Davenport, Iowa. Clara was born 1888.

Hugo Henry Joens and Clara Unknown had the following child:

    750 i. Elmer8 Joens, was born 1914 in Hickory Grove Township, Iowa.


441. Albert E.7 Joens (Louisa6 Goettsch, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born 1886 in Walnut, Scott County, Iowa.

Albert E. married Mary Unknown. Mary was born in Iowa 1885.

Albert E. Joens and Mary Unknown had the following child:

    751 i. Albert E.8 Joens, was born 1925 in Iowa.


443. Henry7 Goettsch (Hans6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born March 26, 1890 in Holstein, Iowa. Henry died September 1981 in Cherokee, Iowa at 91 years of age.

Henry married twice. Henry married Ella Hoeck on February 24, 1915 in Holstein, Iowa.

Henry married Eserena Swanson on June 1, 1961 in Cherokee, Iowa.

Henry Goettsch and Ella Hoeck had the following children:

    752 i. John8 Goettsch, was born April 15, 1915 in Holstein, Iowa.

    753 ii. Virgil Goettsch, was born 1917 in Holstein, Iowa. Virgil died 1925 in Holstein, Iowa at 8 years of age.


Louie & Louise Meta Will Goettsch
Louie and Louise Meta Will Goettsch Wedding Photo

444. Louie7 Goettsch (Hans6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born July 14, 1891 in Holstein, Iowa. Louie died January 6, 1946 in Holstein, Iowa at 54 years of age.

Louie married Louise Meta Will on September 29, 1915 in Holstein, Iowa. Louise was born July 25, 1896. Louise was the daughter of Henry Will and Sophie Blecher.

LouieGoettschFamily.jpg
Louie and Louise Meta Will Goettsch Family
Rear row: Dorothy and LaVern
Front Row: Louise, Deloris and Louie Goettsch

Louie Goettsch and Louise Meta Will had the following children:

    + 754 i. Dorothy Ann8 Goettsch, was born February 14, 1916.

    + 755 ii. LaVern William Goettsch, was born April 2, 1918.

    756 iii. Darlene Goettsch, was born September 22, 1921 in Holstein, Iowa. Darlene died September 22, 1921 in Holstein, Iowa at 1 day of age.

    + 757 iv. Delores Mae Goettsch, was born July 1, 1931.


Elmer and Lily Kuhlmann Goettsch Wedding
Elmer and Lily Kuhlmann Goettsch Wedding Photo

445. Elmer7 Goettsch (Hans Friederich6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born April 4, 1893 in Holstein, Iowa. Elmer died September 1, 1957 in Holstein, Iowa at 64 years of age.

Elmer married Lily Kuhlmann on October 14, 1915 in Ida Grove, Iowa. Lily was the daughter of Henry Kuhlmann and Annie Pieper. Lily was born September 28, 1894 in Holstein, Iowa. Lily died May 8, 1991 at 96 years of age.

Elmer Goettsch and Lily Kuhlmann had the following children:

    + 758 i. Mildred Cecelia8 Goettsch, was born September 23, 1915.

LorettaGoettschElmerFreese.jpg
Elmer and Loretta Goettsch Freese Wedding Photo

    + 759 ii. Loretta Ann Obellina Goettsch, was born July 25, 1917.

    + 760 iii. Murlen Henry Hans Goettsch , was born April 11, 1919.

    761 iv. Lloyd Goettsch, was born January 22, 1922 in Holstein, Iowa.

    Notes: Lloyd died in Infancy.

    + 762 v. Ferne Goettsch, was born April 11, 1926.


Julius and Sophronia Goettsch Heitmann
Julius and Sophronia Goettsch Heitmann Wedding Photo

446. Sophronia7 Goettsch (Hans6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born June 2, 1894 in Holstein, Iowa. Sophronia died April 8, 1980 at 85 years of age.

Sophronia married Julius Heitmann on February 24, 1915 in Holstein, Iowa. Julius was born May 14, 1893. Julius died August 10, 1969 in Holstein, Iowa at 76 years of age.

Sophronia Goettsch and Julius Heitmann had the following children:

Laurence Heitmann
Laurence Heitmann

    763 i. Laurence8 Heitmann.

Eldon Alice Heitmann
Eldon and Alice Heitmann Wedding Photo

    764 ii. Eldon Heitmann. Eldon married Alice Unknown.


George Alice Goettsch Harden
George Alice Goettsch Harden Wedding Photo

447. Alice7 Goettsch (Hans6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born October 29, 1895 in Holstein, Iowa. Alice died July 1982 in Aurelia, Iowa at 86 years of age.

Alice married George Harden on November 15, 1916 in Holstein, Iowa. George was born August 19, 1897 in Holstein, Iowa. George died October 1984 in Aurelia, Iowa at 87 years of age.

Alice Goettsch and George Harden had the following children:

George Alice Harden Family
George and Alice Goettsch Harden Family
    765 i. Berneice8 Harden, was born in Cherokee, Iowa. Berneice married Wallace Koopman.

    766 ii. Thelma Harden, was born in Cherokee, Iowa. Thelma married Roy McGee.

    767 iii. Virgil Harden, was born in Cherokee, Iowa.

    768 iv. LaVonne Harden, was born in Cherokee, Iowa. LaVonne married Harold Hoops.

    769 v. Gloria Harden, was born in Cherokee, Iowa. Gloria married Alfred Felten.

    770 vi. Norma Harden, was born in Cherokee, Iowa. Norma married Gilbert Petersen.


Melvin & Emma Kuhlman GoettschMelvinLydiaGalnitzGoettsch
Melvin & Emma Kuhlman Goettsch - Melvin & Lydia Galnitz Goettsch
Wedding Photos

448. Melvin7 Goettsch (Hans6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born March 30, 1898 in Holstein, Iowa. Melvin died January 5, 1975 in Aurelia, Iowa at 76 years of age.

Melvin married three times. Melvin married Emma Kuhlmann on December 19, 1919 in Holstein, Iowa. Emma died February 22, 1920 in Holstein, Iowa.

Melvin married Lydia Golnitz on December 19, 1926 in Holstein, Iowa. Lydia died June 12, 1954 in Storm Lake, Iowa. Melvin married Emma Deppe Lane on January 16, 1959 in Holstein, Iowa. Emma died May 7, 1962 in Holstein, Iowa.

Melvin Goettsch and Lydia Galnitz had the following children:

    + 771 i. Lorraine Edna8 Goettsch, was born September 24, 1929.

Otis & Marlene Goettsch Hansen
Otis and Marlene Goettsch Hansen

    + 772 ii. Marlene Goettsch, was born February 8, 1936.

    + 773 iii. Donald Goettsch, was born March 18, 1938.


Raymond Goettsch
Raymond Goettsch

449. Raymond7 Goettsch (Hans Friederich6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born January 13, 1900 in Cherokee County, Iowa. Raymond died March 11, 1974 in Holstein, Iowa at 74 years of age.

Myrtle Anna Goettsch
Myrtle Anna Hass Goettsch

Raymond married Myrtle Anna Hass on August 29, 1928 in Holstein, Iowa. Myrtle was born August 16, 1910 in Cushing, Iowa. Myrtle was the daughter of Alfred Hass and Regina Hansen. Myrtle died November 9, 2007 in Holstein, Iowa at 97 years of age.

Obituary

Myrtle Anna (Hass) Goettsch

Myrtle A. Goettsch, 97, of Holstein, passed away peacefully Friday morning, Nov. 9, 2007 at Holstein Good Samaritan Center.

Funeral Services were Thursday Nov. 15 at the Holstein United Methodist Church, with Pastor Todd Schlitter officiating. Burial was in the Holstein Cemetery.

Myrtle Anna Goettsch was born Aug. 16, 1910 at Cushing, the daughter of Alfred and Regina (Hansen) Hass. Myrtle was baptized Sept. 20, 1920 at Highland Methodist Church Sacramento, Calif. The family returned to the family farm five miles Southwest of Cushing. Myrtle attended grade school at Battle Center and graduated from Cushing High School in 1928.

Myrtle and Raymond Goettsch were married Aug. 29, 1928 in Cherokee. They engaged in farming in the Holstein Area until retirement on 1959. To this union three children were born. Myrtle enjoyed family, friends, handwork, cooking, baking cards and travel. Myrtle spent her last years at the Holstein Good Samaritan Center. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond; four brothers, Lowell, Donald, Alfred Jr., Arnold; one sister, Effie Scherner and husband Clarence; on son, Robert S. Goettsch; daughter-in-law, Janice (Russenberger) Goettsch.

She leaves to cherish her memory: a son, Kenneth D. Goettsch and wife Marilyn of Seal Beach, Calif.; daughter, DeAnna R. and husband James A. Nelson of Aurelia; thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and a Great-great-granddaughter; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Alfred Hass Jr., Mrs. Arnold Hass; and numerous nieces, nephews and countless special friends.

Raymond Goettsch and Myrtle Hass had the following children:

    + 774 i. Robert8 Goettsch, was born May 30, 1929.

    + 775 ii. Kenneth Goettsch, was born July 4, 1934.

    + 776 iii. Deanna Goettsch, was born January 30, 1938.


Freddie & Lillian Goettsch
Freddie and Lillian Reimers Goettsch Wedding Photo

450. Freddie7 Goettsch (Hans6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born November 19, 1901 in Cherokee County, Iowa. Freddie died December 10, 1951 in Holstein, Iowa at 50 years of age.

Freddie married Lillian Reimers on January 8, 1936 in Cherokee County, Diamond Township, Iowa. Lillian was the daughter of Henry Reimers and Mary Kramer. Lillian was born June 8, 1907 in Ida County, Iowa. Lillian died June 30, 1974 in Holstein, Iowa at 67 years of age.

Freddie Goettsch and Lillian Reimers had the following children:

Mary Ann Goettsch
Mary Ann Goettsch

    777 i. Mary Ann8 Goettsch, was born October 30, 1936 in Cherokee County, Iowa.

    + 778 ii. Freddie Goettsch Jr., was born November 28, 1942.

    + 779 iii. Larry Dean Goettsch, was born September 14, 1946.


WilliamBuellElna Goettsch
William and Elna Goettsch Buell

451. Elna7 Goettsch (Hans6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born January 5, 1908 in Holstein, Iowa. Elna died March 2, 1968 in Holstein, Iowa at 60 years of age.

Elna married William Buell on February 8, 1928 in Holstein, Iowa.

Elna Goettsch and William Buell had the following children:

    780 i. Lyle8 Buell.

    781 ii. Joelle Buell. She married Richard Vreeland.

    782 iii. Marilyn Buell. She married Don Voss.

    767 iv. Dennis Buell.


454. LeRoy7 Goettsch (Gustav A.6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born February 23, 1895 in Holstein, Iowa. LeRoy died April 28, 1989 at 94 years of age.

LeRoy married Ida Leber on February 23, 1922.

LeRoy Goettsch and Ida Leber had the following children:

    784 i. Phylis8 Goettsch, was born in Iowa 1923. Phylis died 2008 in Iowa at 85 years of age. Phylis married Unknown Converse.

    + 785 ii. Vera Jane Goettsch, was born 1928.


456. Howard7 Goettsch (Gustav A.6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born January 26, 1899 in Holstein, Iowa. Howard died October 3, 1994 in Larabee, Iowa at 95 years of age.

Howard married Leone Stanford on April 14, 1939. Leone was born January 27, 1911. Leone died November 2, 1998 at 87 years of age.

Howard Goettsch and Leone Stanford had the following children:

    + 786 i. Janet8 Goettsch, was born July 25, 1943.

    + 787 ii. Larry Goettsch, was born August 18, 1945.


459. Kermit7 Goettsch (Gustav A.6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born April 7, 1909 in Galva, Iowa. Kermit died January 29, 1992 in Alta, Iowa at 82 years of age.

Kermit married Geneva Wahlstrom on November 12, 1931 in Elk Point, South Dakota. Geneva was born October 23, 1913.

Kermit Goettsch and Geneva Wahlstrom had the following children:

    788 i. Marlys8 Goettsch, was born January 14, 1938. Marlys died 1946 in Alta, Iowa at 8 years of age.

    + 789 ii. Janelle Goettsch, was born January 4, 1946.


Theodore Goettsch
Theodore Goettsch

460. Theodore7 Goettsch (Ferdinand6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1)was born January 2, 1894 in Holstein, Iowa. Theodore died October 1928 in Holstein, Iowa at 34 years of age.

Theodore & Lillian Holst Goettsch
Theodore and Lillian Holst Goettsch Wedding Photo

Theodore married Lillian Holst. Lillian was born 1893 in Holstein, Iowa. Lillian died 1952 in Holstein, Iowa at 59 years of age.

Theodore Goettsch and Lillian Holst had the following children:

    790 i. Elinor8 Goettsch, was born 1918 in Holstein, Iowa. Elinor died 1982 in Holstein, Iowa at 64 years of age.

    + 791 ii. Herbert Goettsch, was born October 11, 1921.


August Goettsch
August & Rose Wilhelmine Johanna Bruegman-Brickman Goettsch

461. August7 Goettsch (Ferdinand6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born March 23, 1897 in Holstein, Iowa. August died October 21, 1979 in Whittier, California at 82 years of age.

August married Rosa Wilhelmine Johanna Bruegman-Brickman on February 19, 1920 in Mason City, Iowa. Rosa Wilhelmine Johanna was born September 10, 1902 in Green Island, Iowa. Rosa Wilhelmine Johanna was the daughter of Henry Brugeman and Lena Mangler. Rosa died in 1984 at 81 years of age.

August Goettsch and Rosa Wilhelmine Johanna Bruegman-Brickman had the following children:

    792 i. Harold F.8 Goettsch, was born September 10, 1920 in Holstein, Iowa. Harold died June 19, 1998 in La Mirada, Los Angeles, California, at 77 years of age. Harold married Janet Unknown.

    + 793 ii. Verdean LeRoy Goettsch, was born August 15, 1922.

    794 iii. August H. "Auggie" Goettsch, was born July 27, 1928 in Holstein, Iowa. August died July 7, 1996 in La Mirada, California at 67 years of age. August married Pat Unknown.


Levi & Maylonia Goettsch Ballard Wedding PhotoMaylonia Goettsch Ballard.jpg
Levi & Maylonia Goettsch Ballard Wedding Photo (left)

465. Maylonia7 Goettsch (Louis Carl6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born September 27, 1897 in Holstein, Iowa. Maylonia died September 3, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois at 56 years of age.

Maylonia married Levi Sameul Ballard. Levi was born May 20, 1892 in Galva, Iowa. Levi died October 1969 in Aurora, Illinois at 77 years of age.

Maylonia Goettsch and Levi Ballard had the following children:

    795 i. Emily8 Ballard, was born July 17, 1918 in Galva, Iowa. Emily died February 14, 1996 in Rochelle, Indiana at 77 years of age. Emily married Paul Watson. Paul was born October 3, 1914. Paul died January 1983 at 68 years of age.

    796 ii. Earl Ballard, was born April 11, 1921 in Galva, Iowa. Earl died April 1974 in South Bend, Indiana at 53 years of age. Earl married June Ballard.

    + 797 iii. Daisy Arlene Ballard, was born February 5, 1935.


William Henry and Helen Goettsch Wedding Photo
William Henry and Helen Marie Sorensen Goettsch Wedding Photo

467. William Henry7 Goettsch (Louis Carl6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born April 19, 1902 in Holstein, Iowa.

William Henry married Helen Marie Sorensen on November 15, 1922 in Holstein, Iowa. Helen Marie was born August 7, 1905 in Iowa. Helen Marie was the daughter of Henry Sorensen and Caroline Ruser.

William Henry & Helen Marie Sorensen Goettsch family
William Henry & Helen Marie Sorensen Goettsch family

William Goettsch and Helen Sorensen had the following children:

    + 798 i. Wayne William8 Goettsch, was born April 17, 1923.

    + 799 ii. LaVonne Elaine Goettsch, was born February 17, 1925.

    + 800 iii. Dean Allen Goettsch, was born August 7, 1933

    + 801 iv. Marilyn Joann Goettsch, was born November 27, 1936.

    802 v. Margene Karen Goettsch, born January 16, 1939 in Holstein, Iowa. She married Don Fritz.


Clarence Goettsch
Clarence Goettsch

468. Clarence7 Goettsch (Louis Carl6, Hans5 Götsch, Hinrich4 Gotsch, Johan3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born February 24, 1905 in Holstein, Iowa. Clarence died July 7, 1979 in Holstein, Iowa at 74 years of age.

Clarence married Opal Mills on July 19, 1926 in Alta, Iowa. Opal was born February 18, 1907 in Storm Lake, Iowa. Opal was the daughter of Charley Mills and Minnie Hickman.

Clarence Goettsch and Opal Mills had the following children:

    + 803 i. Arlene8 Goettsch, was born February 18, 1927.

    + 804 ii. Darlene Goettsch, was born February 18, 1927.

    + 805 iii. Shirley Goettsch, was born August 30, 1929.

    + 806 iv. Donald Goettsch, was born January 23, 1936.

    807 v. Carolyn Margaret Goettsch, was born November 17, 1939 in Alta, Iowa.


473. Minna Marie7 Arp (Hans Jochim6, Antje5 Ewoldt, Gretje4 Gotsch, Peter3 Götsch, Clas2 Gotsche, Peter1 Gotsch) was born June 9, 1878 in Krokau, Germany. Minna Marie died February 16, 1951 in Schönberg, Germany, at 72 years of age.

Minna Marie married Hans Heinrich Göttsch on March 11, 1898 in Schönberg, Germany. Hans Heinrich was born February 5, 1873 in Fahren, Germany. Hans Heinrich died October 13, 1911 in Fahren, Germany, at 38 years of age.

Minna Arp and Hans Göttsch had the following child:

    808 i. Herbert8 Göttsch, was born May 26, 1898 in Krokau, Germany. Herbert died December 23, 1968 in Glücksburg, Germany, at 70 years of age.. He married Emilie Charlote Wilke. Emilie Charlote was born November 30, 1911 in Hamm, Germany. Emilie Charlote died April 14, 2010 in Bargteheide, Germany, at 98 years of age.


479. Ernst August7 Gotsch (Jacob Heinrich6, Timm Jacob5, Peter Jacob4, Jacob3 Götsch, Peter2 Gotsch, Peter1) was born August 4, 1884 in Schönberg, Germany. Ernst August died February 11, 1919 in Schleswig, Germany, at 34 years of age.

Note: Died from the effects of a spinal cord injury suffered in world war I

Ernst August married Irene Jessen on October 1, 1916.

Ernst Gotsch and Irene Jessen had the following child:

    809 i. Ernst8 Gotsch, was born August 3, 1917.


490. Hans Wilhelm7 Göttsch (Claus Hinrich6 Goettsch, Hans5 Gotsch, Clas4, Peter3 Götsch, Clas2 Gotsche, Peter1 Gotsch) was born April 7, 1889 in Stein, Germany. Hans died February 14, 1971 in Schönkirchen, Germany at 81 years of age.

Hans Wilhelm married Hertha Catharina Kähler on September 3, 1905 in Stein, Germany. Hertha died May 4, 1954 in Kiel, Germany.

Hans Wilhelm Göttsch and Hertha Catharina Kähler had the following child:

    810 i. Ida8 Göttsch. She married Unknown Rohr.


Ora LeRoy (Orley Lee) and Wilhelmina Margareta Augesta Gotch Atchison
30th wedding anniversary

500. Wilhelmina Margareta Augesta7 Gotch (Claus Hinrich6 Gotsch, Clas5, Clas4, Peter3 Götsch, Clas (Twin)2 Gotsche, Peter1 Gotsch) was born February 22, 1889 in Paullina, Iowa. Wilhelmina Margareta Augesta died June 14, 1973 in Portland Oregon at 84 years of age.

Wilhelmina Margareta Augesta married Ora LeRoy (Orley Lee) Atchison on October 25, 1923. Ora LeRoy was born April 21, 1893 in Warren County Illinois. Ora died 1960 in Ocean Park Washington at 67 years of age.

Wilhelmina Gotch and Ora LeRoy Atchison had the following child:

    + 811 i. Mary Louise8 Atchison, was born March 22, 1926.


501. Adolph7 Gotch (Claus Hinrich6 Gotsch, Clas5, Clas4, Peter3 Götsch, Clas (Twin)2 Gotsche, Peter1 Gotsch) was born March 18, 1890 in Calumet Iowa. Adolph died November 26, 1947 in Jamestown, Idaho at 57 years of age.

Adolph married Eva Cora Arave on December 23, 1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Eva Cora was the daughter of Frank Arave and Sarah Andrews. Eva Cora was born September 22, 1890 in Hooper, Utah. Eva died August 19, 1979 at 88 years of age.

Adolph Gotch and Eva Cora Arave had the following children:

    812 i. Herman C.8 Gotch.

    813 ii. Roland Frank Gotch, was born January 3, 1916 in Riverdale, Utah. Roland Frank died May 8, 1944 in Camp Haan, California at 28 years of age. Roland Frank married Unknown Gotch on February 14, 1944 in Los Angeles, California.

    + 814 iii. Bernita Gotch, was born November 7, 1918.

    815 iv. Doris Gotch, was born May 15, 1921 in Hooper, Utah. Doris died July 20, 1971 at 50 years of age.

    816 v. Jeness Corinne Gotch, was born February 7, 1925 in Shelley, Idaho. She married George Balmforth on November 20, 1942 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    817 vi. Noel Dwain Gotch, was born September 7, 1926 in Shelley, Idaho.

    818 vii. Neldon A. Gotch, was born January 9, 1929 in Jamestown, Idaho.

    + 819 viii. Arthella June Gotch, was born June 11, 1930.

    820 ix. Jeryl Gotch, was born 1932 in Jamestown-Shelley, Idaho .


504. John Christian7 Gotch (Claus Hinrich6 Gotsch, Clas5, Clas4, Peter3 Götsch, Clas (Twin)2 Gotsche, Peter1 Gotsch) was born May 22, 1893 in Calumet Iowa. John Christian died December 27, 1949 in Plain City, Utah at 56 years of age.

John Christian married Mary Laurena Arave on December 4, 1912 in Utah. Mary Laurena was born August 15, 1894 in Hooper, Utah. Mary Laurena was the daughter of Frank Arave and Sarah Ann Andrews. Mary Laurena died December 25, 1983 in Clearfield, Utah at 89 years of age.

John Christian Gotch and Mary Laurena Arave had the following children:

    + 821 i. Leola Mary8 Gotch, was born 1914.

    + 822 ii. Bernice Gotch, was born 1917.


Ray and Rosa Gotch Carlson Family
Ray and Rosa Gotch Carlson Family 1957 Paullina, Iowa

Rear row left to right: Arnold Carlson and Debra, Kenneth Ringsdorf and James, Clifford Carlson and Steven Carlson, John Schmidt and Patrick, John Martland and Jannice Kay
Middle row: Dorothy and Dennis Carlson, Kathleen Carlson Ringsdorf, Rosa and Ray, La Vonne Carlson Schmidt, Margaret Ann and Christopher Martland
Front Row: Gary Martland, Michael and Gregory Schmidt, Douglas Carlson

505. Rosa Marie7 Gotch (Claus Hinrich6 Gotsch, Clas5, Clas4, Peter3 Götsch, Clas (Twin)2 Gotsche, Peter1 Gotsch) was born July 20, 1894 in Calumet Iowa. Rosa Marie died September 22, 1964 at 70 years of age.

Rosa Marie married Ray Carlson on February 24, 1919. Ray was born Abt. 1890 in Calumet Iowa.

Rosa Gotch and Ray Carlson had the following children:

    + 823 i. Arnold8 Carlson.

    + 824 ii. Kathleen (Kay) Carlson.

    + 825 iii. Margaret Ann Carlson.

    + 826 iv. La Vonne Carlson.


508. Eduard7 Giese ((Heinrich Carl Friedrich6, Silck5 Gotsch, Clas4, Peter3 Götsch, Clas2 Gotsche, Peter1 Gotsch).

Eduard married Unknown.

Eduard Giese and Unknown had the following children:

    827 i. Unknown8 Giese.

    828 ii. Anneliese Giese.

    829 iii. Emmi Giese.


509. Emma7 Giese (Heinrich Carl Friedrich6, Silck5 Gotsch, Clas4, Peter3 Götsch, Clas2 Gotsche, Peter1 Gotsch).

Emma married Unknown Drews.

Emma Giese and Unknown Drews had the following children:

    830 i. Unknown8 Drews.

    831 ii. Unknown Drews.

    832 iii. Irmgard Drews.


511. Emil Karl7 Giese (Heinrich Carl Friedrich6, Silck5 Gotsch, Clas4, Peter3 Götsch, Clas2 Gotsche, Peter1 Gotsch) was born September 27, 1877 in Hohenfelde, Germany. Emil died January 28, 1959 in Probsteierhagen, Germany at 81 years of age.

Emil Karl married Dorothea Margareta (Dora) Schnoor on July 30, 1905. Dorothea was born January 10, 1880 in Hof Schönhorst, Germany. Dorothea was the daughter of Johann Christian Schnoor and Catharina Elisabeth Maria Glüsing. Dorothea died March 22, 1962 in Probsteierhagen, Germany, at 82 years of age.

Emil Karl Giese and Dorothea Margareta (Dora) Schnoor had the following children:

    833 i. Grete8 Giese was born in Probsteierhagen, Germany.

    834 ii. Heinrich Karl Giese, was born January 28, 1906 in Probsteierhagen, Germany. Heinrich died February 21, 1967 in Kiel, Germany at 61 years of age.

    835 iii. Emma Giese, was born May 10, 1907 in Probsteierhagen, Germany. Emma died October 28, 1971 in Preetz, Germany at 64 years of age.

    + 836 iv. Meta Erna Giese, was born November 26, 1912.


512. Edward Heinrich7 Stender (Lena6 Götsch, Hans5 Gotsch , Mars4, Peter3 Götsch , Clas2 Gotsche, Peter1 Gotsch) was born January 19, 1875 in Traer, Iowa. Edward died November 5, 1946 in Grand Island, Nebraska at 71 years of age.

Edward Heinrich married Metha R. Giese on May 3, 1906 in Grand Island, Nebraska. Metha was born May 29, 1881 in Grand Island, Nebraska. Metha died January 17, 1944 in Grand Island, Nebraska at 62 years of age.

Edward Heinrich Stender and Metha R. Giese had the following child:

    + 837 i. Hazel Marie8 Stender, was born January 2, 1909.


Hertha Maria StenderKarl Freidrich Wilhelm (Charles) Sothman
Hertha Maria Stender and Karl Freidrich Wilhelm (Charles) Sothman

513. Hertha Maria "Hattie"7 Stender (Lena6 Götsch, Hans5 Gotsch , Mars4, Peter3 Götsch , Clas2 Gotsche, Peter1 Gotsch) was born June 3, 1877 in Traer, Iowa. Hertha died September 30, 1961 in Oshkosh, Nebraska at 84 years of age.

Hertha Maria "Hattie" married Karl Freidrich Wilhelm "Charles" Sothmann on May 30, 1900 in Grand Island, Nebraska. Karl was born November 10, 1874 in Valparaiso, Indiana. Karl died June 17, 1962 in Oshkosh, Nebraska at 87 years of age.

Karl Freidrich Wilhelm ("Charles") & Hertha Maria Stender Sothmann
History of Garden County, Nebraska 1886-1986, written by granddaughter, Muriel V. Reichman:

Karl Frederick Wilhelm Sothmann (Charles "Charlie" Frederick William Sothman) was born Nov. 10, 1874 in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana. He was the first of seven children born to Claus Frederick Sothmann and Louisa Caroline Sengbusch Sothmann. The family moved to Michigan City, Ind. in 1880 and then to Cairo, Nebr. in 1885, where his father took a homestead. They later moved to Grand Island, Nebraska. Charlie, as he was affectionately known to his family and friends, helped his father on the farm at Cairo.

In Grand Island, he was employed at the sugar beet factory, then at a brewery, and finally with the Union Pacific Railroad. He married Hertha Marie "Hattie" Stender on May 30, 1900.

Hattie was born June 3, 1877. She was the second of two children born to Heinrich Stender and Helene "Lena" Goetsch Stender, in Traer, Tama County, Iowa. She and her family moved to Alda, Nebr. in 1884 and later to Grand Island, Nebr. Hattie became a talented dressmaker after a few years in Grand Island.

Charlie and Hattie lived with her mother for several years after their marriage. In 1911, they razed the Stender home and built a new, eight-room, two-story home with a full basement. Their growing family enjoyed the added space. Charlie and Hattie had five children: Leo Claudius on Mar. 2, 1901; Ruth Helen Marie on Mar. 14, 1902, married Percy Woolery; Ida Emma on Oct. 30, 1903, married Floyd Armstrong; Martha Marguerite on June 24, 1905, married Ted Schmidt; and Ethel Ellen on May 16, 1913. Ethel had infantile paralysis (polio) at the age of eighteen months and was, thereafter, a semi-invalid.

Charlie was in poor health for several years. In 1915, Charlie's doctor suggested that he move to a higher elevation and drier climate. Having friends that had previously moved to Lisco, Nebr., he chose that area and purchased the Christ Jensen farm northeast of Lisco. The family and mother-in-law moved on Mar. 31, 1916.

As was the practice of the day, Charlie rode in an immigrant train car with the household goods, horses and chickens. The rest of the family rode in the passenger coach to Lisco. The family, three adults and five children, moved into a two-room sod house.

Leo and Ruth had finished the eighth grade before leaving Grand Island. Ida and Martha attended school in the "Buske" school, a one-room country school, located about two miles north of their home. Lisco had only a two-year high school, located in a room above the Lisco State Bank. Ruth, Ida and Martha continued their education there and finished high school in Bridgeport and Gering, Nebr.

The village of Lisco had few stores during those early years, so catalogs were widely used. Many things could be purchased from catalogs, such as clothing, kitchen utensils, furniture, machinery, etc. Charlie ordered a green wagon with red wheels, that came ready to be assembled.

Catalogs served many other purposes: they made temporary high-chairs, hot pads for kettles, paper dolls and clothing, paper airplanes and were the proverbial 'wish book.' Ultimately, they reached their final destination - the little house behind the house.

During grain threshing time, some of the threshing crew (neighbors) would come early enough to eat breakfast as well as the usual dinner and supper at the Sothman farm. 'Ma' Sothman was known as a good cook. Grandma Lena Stender died Apr. 13, 1917 at age 80. Little Ethel was never able to attend public school, and died on Sept. 14, 1923. Leo died suddenly at the family farm on July 23, 1932. All were buried in the family plot in Grand Island, Nebr.

About 1934, Charlie and Hattie built a new home next to the sod house. Martha and Ted Schmidt came to live in the new house, and help Charlie with the farming. An addition was also built onto the sod house, at this time, making it about twice as large as it had been.

Charlie and Hattie retired and moved into Oshkosh, Nebr. in 1948. Charlie raised a huge garden there and Hattie canned many quarts of the garden produce. Hattie enjoyed crocheting, sewing and cooking. Charlie enjoyed reading the newspaper and discussing current events. He listened to baseball games, and later watched them on T.V., although never saw an actual game. Both enjoyed visiting with their friends, and attended St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

Hattie passed away on Sept. 30, 1961 and Charlie on June 17, 1962. Both are buried in the family plot in Grand Island.

Hattie & Charles Sothmann wedding 1900Hattie & Charles Sothman
Karl Freidrich Wilhelm and Hertha Maria Stender Sothman Wedding Photo (left)
Hertha (Hattie) & Karl (Charles) Sothman

Hertha Maria "Hattie" Stender and Karl Freidrich Wilhelm "Charles" Sothmann had the following children:

Ida, Leo, Ruth, Martha Sothmann
Ida, Leo, Ruth, Martha Sothmann

Leo Claudius Sothmann 1903Leo Claudius Sothman
Leo Claudius Sothman
    838 i. Leo Claudius8 Sothmann, was born March 2, 1901 in Grand Island, Nebraska. Leo died July 23, 1932 in Lisco, Nebraska at 31 years of age.

    + 839 ii. Ruth Helena Maria Sothmann, was born March 14, 1902.

Ida Sothmann
Ida Sothmann

    + 840 iii. Ida Emma Sothmann, was born October 30, 1903.

    + 841 iv. Martha Marguerite Sothmann, was born June 24, 1905.

    842 v. Ethel Ellen Sothmann, was born March 16, 1913 in Grand Island, Nebraska. Ethel died September 14, 1923 in Lisco, Nebraska at 10 years of age.


519. Martha A.7 Klindt (Gretje6 Gotsch, Hans5 Gotsch, Mars4, Peter3 Götsch, Clas2 Gotsche, Peter1 Gotsch) was born January 29, 1881 in Westside, Iowa. Martha died February 28, 1965 in Manning, Iowa at 84 years of age.

Martha A. married twice. Martha A. married Unknown Ploen.

Martha A. married Hans H. "Henry" Oppermann on March 29, 1900 in Manning, Iowa. Hans was born May 3, 1873 in Davenport, Iowa. Hans died 1933 in Manning, Iowa at 60 years of age.

Martha A. Klindt and Hans H. "Henry" Oppermann had the following child:

    843 i. Unknown8 Oppermann.


Emil & Tracy (Oppermann)  Klindt 1910
Emil & Tracy Oppermann Klindt

520. Emil Frederick7 Klindt (Gretje6 Gotsch, Hans5 Gotsch, Mars4, Peter3 Götsch , Clas2 Gotsche, Peter1 Gotsch) was born April 22, 1882 in Westside, Iowa. Emil died May 22, 1967 in Earling, Iowa at 85 years of age.

Emil Frederick married Tracy Oppermann on March 2, 1910 in Manning, Iowa. Tracy was born November 22, 1882 in Iowa Township, Iowa. Tracy died August 24, 1940 in Omaha, Nebraska at 57 years of age.

Emil Frederick Klindt and Tracy Oppermann had the following child:

    + 844 i. Ruby Maxine8 Klindt, was born October 14, 1914.


Bertha M. Goettsch
Bertha M. Goettsch

521. Bertha Magdelena 7 Goettsch (Peter Heinrich Christian6 Gotsch, Hans5 Gotsch, Mars4, Peter3 Götsch, Clas2 Gotsche, Peter1 Gotsch) was born December 9, 1880 in Manning, Iowa. Bertha died December 29, 1969 in Sidney, Nebraska at 89 years of age.

Bertha Magdelena married John Bahr Abt. 1902 in Iowa. John was born October 26, 1876 in Holstein, Germany. John died October 27, 1930 in Sunol, Nebraska at 54 years of age.

John & Bertha Goettsch Bahr Wedding Photo
John & Bertha Goettsch Bahr Wedding Photo

Bertha Magdelena Goettsch and John Bahr had the following children:

    845 i. Henry Frederick Nicholas8 Bahr, was born October 4, 1903 in Manning, Iowa. Henry died June 8, 1965 in Ulysses, Nebraska at 61 years of age. He married Della Unknown. Della was born November 7, 1895. Della died September 28, 1965 in Ulysses, Nebraska at 69 years of age.

    + 846 ii. Edna M. Bahr, was born June 10, 1906.

    + 847 iii. Alta Caroline Bahr , was born October 22, 1908.

    848 iv. Eldora Louise Bahr, was born July 5, 1911 in Manning, Iowa. Eldora died June 30, 1962 in Lodgepole, Nebraska at 50 years of age.

    + 849 v. Elsie Leona Bahr, was born August 2, 1914.

Florence Bahr.jpg
Florence K. Bahr
    + 850 vi. Florence Katherine Bahr, was born January 3, 1917.

    + 851 vii. John William Bahr, was born October 15, 1919.


Anna Goettsch Ehlers
Anna Goettsch Ehlers

522. Anna7 Goettsch (Peter Heinrich Christian6 Gotsch, Hans5 Gotsch, Mars4, Peter3 Götsch, Clas2 Gotsche, Peter1 Gotsch) was born January 2, 1883 in Manning, Iowa. Anna died May 1970 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at 83 years of age.

Anna married twice. Anna married Unknown Kettrick Abt. 1902 in Iowa.

Anna married Wilhelm Ehlers on November 4, 1903 in Manning, Iowa.

Anna Goettsch and Wilhelm Ehlers had the following children:

    852 i. Helen8 Ehlers.

    853 ii. Willie Ehlers.

    854 iii. Elmer Ehlers.

    855 iv. Anita Ehlers.

    856 v. Grover Ehlers.


523. William E.7 Gottsch (Peter Heinrich Christian6 Gotsch , Hans5 Gotsch , Mars4, Peter3 Götsch , Clas2 Gotsche, Peter1 Gotsch) was born February 21, 1885 in Manning, Iowa. He died 1943 in Manning, Iowa at 58 years of age.

William E. married Emma A. Grimm 1908 in Iowa. Emma was born November 11, 1886 in Aspinwall, Iowa. Emma was the daughter of Claus Grimm and Anna Schwieso. Emma died 1961 in Manning, Iowa at 74 years of age.

William E. Gottsch and Emma A. Grimm had the following children:

    + 857 i. Viola A.8 Gottsch, was born 1911.

Orville Henry Edward  Gottsch
Orville Henry Edward Gottsch
    858 ii. Orville Henry Edward Gottsch, was born August 25, 1912 in Manning, Iowa. Orville died January 10, 2006 in Imperial Beach, California at 93 years of age. Orville married Alma Taylor in 1945. Alma died in 2001.

    Obituary

    Orville Henry Edward Gottsch

    Orville Henry Edward Gottsch was born August 25, 1912 to William and Emma (Grimm) Gottsch in Manning Iowa. He was baptized by Pastor J.M. Ansorge on October 20, 1912. His folks were farmers, and like them, he became a farmer also. He worked on a dairy farm for his Uncle Hank and then discovered boxing. He was a welterweight boxer in a carnival in Iowa and Illinois. Fought all comers; and usually won.

    The world was changing again with Germany muscling in on Europe. He was going to be drafted and didn't want to be in the Army. He knew the war was coming and joined the Navy in April 1941. He was stationed in Ford Island in the middle of the Bay. On the fateful morning of December 7, 1941 he was shipped to the USS Midway. They began evacuation proceedings. The plane to remove the personnel was overloaded. They needed two volunteers to deplane and remain on the ship. Orville chose to remain.

    He went to a USO dance for entertainment and met a Nebraska woman there, Alma Taylor. He was a bit timid in pursuing a relationship. Upon discussing this with her family, they goaded her into calling him. They married in 1945 and that union lasted until her death in 2001.

    Orville retired from the Navy in 1961 and went into Civil Service. He bought his house on Fifth Street in Imperial Beach at that time and became a member of St. James Lutheran Church. He continued his fitness routine, jogging and walking all of Imperial Beach until recently.

    He was an active member of the Pearl Harbor Association and the Fleet Reserve, Branch 289 and the Imperial Beach Veterans of Foreign War.

    Services will be at St. James Lutheran Church on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. The family requests donations to St. James Lutheran Church (Imperial Beach, CA) in lieu of flowers.

    859 iii. Vera Gottsch (Twin), was born 1913 in Manning, Iowa. Vera died 1913 in Manning, Iowa at one day of age.

    + 860 iv. Verna Gottsch (Twin), was born August 14, 1913.

    861 v. Veronica Gottsch, was born 1915 in Manning, Iowa.

    862 vi. Berdine D. Gottsch, was born 1918 in Manning, Iowa. She married Forest Roth.

    + 863 vii. Neolene Gottsch, was born 1919.


Henry George and Emma Wilhelmina Kruetzfeldt Gottsch Wedding PhotoHenry George and Emma Wilhelmina Kruetzfeldt Gottsch
Henry George and Emma Wilhelmina "Minnie" Kruetzfeldt Gottsch Wedding Photo (left)

524. Henry George7 Gottsch (Peter Heinrich Christian6 Gotsch, Hans5, Mars4, Peter3 Götsch, Clas2 Gotsche, Peter1 Gotsch) was born November 19, 1892 in Manning, Iowa. Henry died December 1979 in Flandreau, South Dakota at 87 years of age.

Henry George married Emma Wilhelmina Kruetzfeldt. Emma was born July 9, 1892 in Clinton County, Iowa. Emma was the daughter of Henry Kruetzfeldt and Ida Catherine Wellendorf. Emma died April 3, 1943 in Flandreau, South Dakota at 50 years of age.

Henry George Gottsch and Emma Wilhelmina Kruetzfeldt had the following children:

Henry George & Emma Wihelmina Gottsch children
Henry George & Emma Wihelmina Kruetzfeldt Gottsch children ca. 1980's
Left to right: Melvin, Wilbur, Darold, Ellen, Irvin, Jean, Louie, and Clarice. Donald is absent.
    + 864 i. Melvin8 Gottsch, was born November 7, 1914.

    + 865 ii. Wilbur Gottsch, was born June 5, 1915.

    866 iii. LaVilla Gottsch, was born 1917 in Moody County, South Dakota. LaVilla died 1934 in Moody County, South Dakota at 17 years of age.

    + 867 iv. Louis Henry Gottsch, was born May 25, 1919.

    868 v. Luween Gottsch, was born 1920 in Moody County, South Dakota. Luween died 1920 in Moody County, South Dakota at one day of age.

    + 869 vi. Clarice Gottsch, was born October 3, 1922.

    + 870 vii. Irvin Gottsch, was born August 18, 1925.

    + 871 viii. Donald Gottsch, was born May 6, 1929.

    + 872 ix. Ellen Gottsch, was born April 5, 1930.

    + 873 x. Jean Marie Gottsch, was born September 2, 1933.

    + 874 xi. Darold Glenn Gottsch, was born March 14, 1936.


532. Hans7 Kühl (Hans Peter6, Claus5, Elsch4 Gotsch, Clas3 Götsch, Clas2 Gotsche, Peter1 Gotsch) was born May 16, 1907 in Germany. Hans died 1992 in Flensburg, Germany at 85 years of age.

Hans married Meta Erna Giese in Germany. Meta was born November 26, 1912 in Germany. Meta was the daughter of Emil Karl Giese and Dorothea Margareta (Dora) Schnoor. Meta died May 24, 1996 in Kiel, Germany at 83 years of age.

Hans Kühl and Meta Erna Giese had the following child:

    + 875 i. Daughter8 Kühl, was born in Germany.