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Friedrich and Johanna
(Wollenschlager) Oertwig

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C. Fred and Johanna (Wollenschlager) Oertwig Family

FAMILY OF C. FRED and JOHANNA (WOLLENSCHLAGER) OERTWIG
L-R, Front: Gus (twin), Christian Friedrich, Frederick, Johanna, Bob (twin).
Back Row: Emma, August, Louis, Ida, Herman, and John.
Photo from about 1900.

Fred Christian Oertwig son of Michael Fr. Oertwig
- born 19 April 1843, probably in Nahausen, Brandenburg
- immigrated 11 October 1854 on Isaac Allerton from Hamburg
- 1890, moved back to Illinois from Buffalo Co. Nebraska
- 1900 census, McLean County, Illinois
- 1910 census, Logan Township, Buffalo County, Nebraska
- census 1930 in Grant township, Buffalo county, Nebraska, with son Robert
- died 12 February 1931, Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska
- buried Buffalo County, Nebraska, St. Paul's Cemetery at Peake
- married 18 February 1874 Fayette Co., Illinois, Immanuel, Augsburg
Johanna F.W. Wollenschlager, daughter of Michael Wollenschlager.
- born 1856 in (Hannover?) Germany,
- immigrated 1873
- died 1926, at or near Deshler, Nebraska, in a car accident
- buried in Buffalo County, Nebraska, St. Paul's Cemetery at Peake, rural Riverdale
Photo of Johanna and her siblings
    CHILDREN:
  1. William Frederick Oertwig, born 1876, died 1876

  2. Emma Johanna Oertwig, born 28 October 1877, Illinois
    - died 12 June 1949, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois
    - married 25 December 1900 to William "Billy" Witty, born January 1867, Illinois
    In the 1930 census, Emma Witty is listed as a widow, working as chiropodist in a beauty shop in Bloomington, McLean County, Ilinois

  3. August Henry Oertwig, born 14 August 1879, Illinois
    - died 9 October 1949 Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska
    - buried Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska; Tombstone Photo
    - married 30 October 1907 Buffalo County, Nebraska, Immanuel Lutheran Church
    Anna Rosemarie Labs daughter of Fred and Augusta Labs.
    - born 13 April 1884 in Johnson County, Nebraska,
    - died 29 November 1974 in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska
    - buried in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska
    - Divorced.
    Anna married 1921 in Norton, Kansas, to Charles Thomas Grimes.
    CHILDREN of August and Anna Oertwig
    • Adela Johanna Oertwig, - born 31 January 1909 in Amherst, Buffalo, Nebraska
      - died 20 October 1966 in Norton, Norton, Kansas - married 21 June 1933 in Norton, Norton, Kansas to
      Cecil Francis Drake, son of Ervin H Drake and Sibyl Stratmann nee Davis
      - born 17 April 1909 in Norton, Norton, Kansas
      - died 16 May 1979 in Lee's Summit, Jackson, Missouri
      - buried 19 May 1979 in Norton, Norton, Kansas
      One daughter.
    • Margaret Augusta Oertwig,
      - born 24 January 1911 in Amherst, Buffalo, Nebraska
      - died 3 January 2000 in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska
      - buried 6 January 2000 in Lincoln, Nebraska, Wyuka Cemetery
      - married 25 July 1932 in Norton, Norton, Kansas to
      George Andrew Fleck, born 10 March 1903 in Leeds, England
      - died 10 July 1982 in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska.
    • Laverna Frances Oertwig,
      - born 14 July 1914 in Amherst, Buffalo, Nebraska
      - died 3 July 2005 in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska
      - buried 09 July 2005
      - married 22 November 1933 in Norton, Norton, Kansas, to
      William Harold Hendrickson son of William A. Hendrickson and Melinda Shewey
      - born 3 February 1914 in Norton, Norton, Kansas
      - died 27 April 1974 in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska
      Two daughters.

  4. Louis Frederick William Oertwig,
    - born 19 June 1881 in St. Paul, Fayette, Illinois
    - died 22 May 1971 in Danvers, McLean, Illinois
    - married 30 January 1907/8 in Danvers, McLean, Illinois to
    Mathilda "Tillie" Dirks, born about 1885, Illinois
    They lived near Bloomington, Illinois
      CHILDREN:
    • Margaret May Oertwig
    • Harold Oertwig, born 18 December 1908, died 04 Dec 1995
      - married Louise --- who suffocated in a grain bin
    • Paul Oertwig.

  5. Herman Henry Oertwig,
    - born 28 July 1883
    - died 1 May 1964 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri
    - buried in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri
    Never married. Farmed in McLean County, Illinois, and Buffalo County, Nebraska

  6. Ida Mary Oertwig
    - born 15 October 1885 Fayette County, Illinois
    - died 11 November 1982 Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska
    - buried 15 November 1982 Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska
    - married 30 January 1909 Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, to
    Franklin Stefanski, son of August Stefanski and Ernestina Koehler
    - born 10 July 1880 in Danvers, McLean, Illinois
    - died 15 October 1971 in Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska
    - buried 18 October 1971 in Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska
    Wedding Photo
      CHILDREN:
    • Leona Emma Joanna Stefanski,
      - born 26 February 1910 in Bloomington, McLean, Ilinois
      - died 5 November 1989 in El Reno, Oklahoma
      - buried 7 November 1989 in El Reno, Oklahoma
      - married 9 July 1928 in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, to
      Phinehas Hutchinson, born 1890, died 1962
        Children:
      • Ida May Dorothy Hutchinson, born 1929, died 1968.
      • Living Hutchinson, born 1930.
      • Living Hutchinson born 1932, married Living Wonderly, born 1931
        Four children.
      • Richard James Hutchinson, born 1933, died 1934.
    • Roland Franklin Louis Stefanski,
      - born 14 January 1912 in Bloomington, McLean, Ilinois
      - died 16 October 1996 in Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - buried 19 October 1996 in Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - married 6 June 1937 in Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska, to
      Lucile Triplett, daughter of Richard S. Triplett and Mary Fowler
      - born 3 December 1912 in Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - died 8 August 2004 in Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska
    • Living Stefanski,
      - born 4 December 1916 in Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - married 8 August 1937 in Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska,to
      Alvin Robert Brandhorst. One daughter, two sons.
    • Living Stefanski,
      - born 3 August 1922 in Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - married Mr. Kelle

  7. John Frederick Oertwig
    - born 7 June 1887 in Fayette County, Illinois
    - died 26 February 1968 in Guthrie Center, Guthrie County, Iowa
    - 1910 census in Butler county, Iowa
    - 1920 census in Divide Township, Buffalo county, Nebraska
    - 1930 census in Des Moines, Iowa
    - married 22 June 1911 in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, to
    Katherine Frances Smith, daughter of Herman Smith and Mary Marie Hermann
    - born 10 November 1885 Danvers, McLean, Illinois
    - died 1 August 1942
      CHILDREN:
    • Walter Gustav Oertwig, born 14 April 1912 in Iowa
      - died 9 April 1971 in San Francisco, California
      - married 1) 28 November 1936
      Madeline Berkemann, born 24 February 1918 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
      - died 22 February 1967 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
      One son.
      Walter married 2) Mary Peggy Hart, born 2 April 1909, California
      - died 23 November 1984 San Mateo, California
    • Bernice Marie Oertwig, born 3 April 1914 in Iowa
      - died 10 May 1935
      married Leo Wolfkill. One child.
    • Doris Lorraine Oertwig, born 5 January 1916 Des Moines, Iowa
      - died 15 July 1986, Omaha, Nebraska
      - married John Walters, died 24 February 1968
      Four children
    • John Fredrich Clyde Oertwig, born 30 June 1917 in Iowa
      - died 24 December 1974 in San Mateo County, California
      - married 14 February 1942 to
      Mildred Hart. Three children.
    • OraMae Emma Oertwig, born 2 August 1918 in Iowa
      - died 2 May 2003
      - married 18 May 1940 in Jefferson, Iowa, to
      Jesse Aaron Young, born 27 May 1915 in Des Moines, Iowa
      - died 25 November 1995 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa. Two children.
    • Orville Herman Oertwig, born 31 May 1920 in Nebraska
      - died 5 August 1991 in San Bernardino County, California.
      Had five children with wife Audrey.
    • Naomi Ruby Oertwig, born 23 August 1922, Poole, Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - died 2 November 1995, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
      - married Charles Edward McCullough, born 19 October 1925 Payton, Iowa
      - died 18 August 1991, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
      Two daughters
    • Living Oertwig, born about 1925 in Nebraska
      - married Ronald C. VanLinder, born 17 Aug 1923 Plainwall, Michigan, died 4 Jan 1995, Ostego, Michigan
      Five children
    • Juanita Joann Oertwig, born 17 May 1927, Des Moines, Iowa
      - died 20 February 1986, in Urbandale, Iowa
      - married 1) Mr. Coy. Had one daughter.
      - married 2) Living McAninch. Three children
    • Raymond Kenneth Oertwig, born 31 Mar 1929
      - died 30 June 1991 in Pleasanton, Alameda, California
      - married 1) Living(?) McWilliams
      - married 2) on 15 December 1961 to Living O'Rourke.
      Raymond had five children.
    • Richard Searles Oertwig, born 7 September 1931, died 3 November 2008
      - married 1) Living(?) Johnson.
      - married 2) Living(?) Wilson.
      - married 3) Living(?) Olsen.
      Had five children including:
        Randy A. Miller Oertwig, born 23 February 1951
        - died 6 November 1999 in Buckeye, Hardin County, Iowa
    • Deloris Darlene Oertwig, born 09 Sep 1934, Des Moines, Iowa
      - died 28 April 2010, Des Moines, Iowa
      - married 1) 28 November 1954 to
      David Foreman, born 28 November 1931, died 24 November 1977
      Six children.
      - married 2) Lowell Alexander, born November 12, 1927 in Prole, Iowa
      - died January 6, 2010 in Indianola, Iowa. No children.

  8. Robert Carl Oertwig ,
    - born 28 February 1890 Buffalo County, Nebraska
    - died 3 November 1977 Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska
    - buried Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska
    married 15 August 1916 Buffalo County, Nebraska, St. Paul's Luth. Church
    Nora (Eleonora) Adeline Schukar, daughter of Carl and Emma Schukar.
    - born 13 October 1893 in Scott Township, Buffalo, Nebraska
    - died 26 January 1987 in Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska
    - buried 29 January 1987 in Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska
    Wedding Photo
    • Robert Hilton Oertwig, born 16 Nov 1918 in Buffalo County, Nebraska, died 10 October 1919
    • Rosella Emma Augusta Oertwig, born 01 Sep 1920 in Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - died 9 January 1946, buried in Minden, Kearney County, Nebraska
      - married 7 July 1944 in Amherst, Buffalo County, Nebraska, to
      Donald Wayne Thomson
    • Frederick Carl Oertwig, born 4 January 1922, Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - served with US Navy from 1944-46 in the Asiatic Pacific Theater during WWII
      - died 27 October 2000 in Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska
      - buried 31 October 2000 in Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska
      - married 11 September 1946 to Living Fox Two children.
    • Barbara Lou Oertwig, born 13 September 1925 in Amherst, Buffalo, Nebraska
      - died 2 December 2010 in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska
      - married (1) George Skelton, died in World War II
      - married (2) Richard Peterson, died 30 May 1947, buried in Minden, Nebraska
      - married (3) Living Geist
      Three children.
    • Robert Raymond Oertwig , born 2 February 1929 in Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - died 26 January 1968 in a tractor accident
      - married 1950 to Living Kreutzer One son.

  9. Gustav Emil Oertwig,
    - born 28 February 1890 in Buffalo County, Nebraska
    - moved 1941 from Nebraska to Missouri
    - died 26 January 1970, in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri
    - married 28 November 1921 to
    Clara Berger, daughter of Anton and Mary Berger
    - born 16 December 1890
    - died January 1979, buried in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri
    Five children.

  10. Fritz (Frederick) Carl Oertwig,
    - born 07 July 1893 in Corlock, McLean, Illinois
    - died 18 February 1991 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri
    - buried in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri
    - married 15 June 1915 Buffalo County, Nebraska, to
    Lillian Maria Koeppen, daughter of William Koeppen and Matilda Schukar.
    - born 23 October 1894 in Illinois
    - died 4 October 1987 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri
    Son Gilbert Fredrick Earl Oertwig,
    - born 14 September 1920 in Nebraska
    - died 12 December 1982
    - married (1) Charlotte ___.
    - married (2) Ruth Ann Gooch
    - married (3) Living Heiple
    Gilbert had 6 children.
    Photo of Bob, Gus and Fritz with their wives.
    Gus - 4 generation photo

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