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FAMILY OF
WILLIAM KOEPPEN
1857 - 1920
MATILDA MARIA SCHUKAR
1866 - 1921


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William Emil Koeppen, son of William Koeppen and Sophia Prugel
- born 31 December 1857, Alt Ruednitz, Koenigsberg Neumark, Brandenburg
- died 7 April 1920, Amherst, Buffalo County, Nebraska
- buried Amherst, Buffalo County, Nebraska, Stanley Cemetery
- married 14 April 1887, Fayette County, Illinois,
Matilda Maria Schukar, born 19 September 1866, Fayette County, Illinois
- baptized 16 October 1866, Fayette County, Illinois
- died 5 March 1921, Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska
- buried Amherst, Buffalo County, Nebraska, Stanley Cemetery
Alt Ruednitz is near Nahausen and Bernickow, home of the Sasses, Fellwocks, Oertwigs, and Schukars. It lies east of the Oder River, north-east of Berlin.
Matilda was the first of the Schukar children to be born after the family moved from Dodge County, Wisconsin, to Fayette County, Illinois. Family records give 19 September as her birthdate, but confirmation record at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fayette Co., Illinois, gives her birthday as 13 September 1866, baptism date 16 October 1866.
William & Matilda apparently remained in Fayette County, Illinos, for a while after their marriage. By 1900 they were in St. Ferdinand, St. Louis County, Missouri. They moved to Amherst after Carl and Emma Schukar visited them at the time of the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis.

William died from pneumonia after an appendectomy at home, and less than a year later, Matilda died following cancer surgery. She died at Deshler, Thayer County, the very same day that her mother Mary Schukar died in Watertown, Buffalo County, Nebraska.

    CHILDREN:
  1. William E. Koeppen,
    born 15 January 1888, Fayette County, Illinois
    - died 2 October 1963, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho
    - married 24 November 1915, Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska
    Alma Flora Henrietta Wefel,
    - born 15 November 1895, Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska
    - died 21 January 1941, Gooding, Gooding County, Idaho
    William and Alma are buried at Gooding, Gooding County, Idaho
      Nine children, including:
    • Louis Adolph Koeppen, born 24 March 1917 in Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska
      - died 6 December 2001, having lived in Coeur D Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho
      - married: 1 July 1938 in Utah, to Leota Lierman, born 5 March 1920
      - died 21 August 1989, Springfield, Lane County, Oregon
        Three children
  2. Arthur W. Koeppen, born 12 December 1918, Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska
    - died December 1986, having resided in Melba, Canyon County, Idaho
    - Married. Had three children.
  3. Living Koeppen, born 1920, Deshler, Thayer County, Nebraska
    - married Bernice ---, born 20 December 1926
    - died 11 May 2005, having lived in South San Francisco, San Mateo County, California
      Two children.
  4. Living Koeppen, born 1923 in Buhl, Twin Falls, County, Idaho
    - married 24 November 1941 in Jerome, Jerome County, Idaho
    Earl A. Cheney, born 8 Jul 1913, Shoshone, Lincoln County, Idaho
    - died 19 Jun 1988, having lived at Shoshone, Lincoln County, Idaho
      Three children.
  5. Walter W. Koeppen, born 19 January 1925, Nebraska; died 10 June 1926 in Nebraska
    - buried at Amherst, Buffalo, Nebraska, Stanley Cemetery
  6. Kenneth G. Koeppen, born 21 February 1927 in Riverdale, Buffalo County, Nebraska
    - died 21 March 2001, having lived at Shoshone, Lincoln County, Idaho
    - married 1 July 1948
    Living Couch
      Two children.
  7. Living Koeppen, born 1929, Elm Creek, Buffalo County, Nebraska
    - married Eugene M. Helmbolt, born 6 September 1929
    - died 5 December 2002, having lived at Moses Lake, Grant County, Washington
      Two children.
  8. Living Koeppen, born 1931 in Elm Creek, Buffalo County, Nebraska
    - married Living Myers. Three children.
  9. Living Koeppen, born 1939 in Gooding, Gooding County, Idaho
    - married 24 November 1960 to Living Ballard. Four children.

  10. Lydia Ann Koeppen, born 28 May 1889, Illinois
    - died 25 Jan 1971, St. Louis, Missouri
    - buried Bethany Cemetery, Pagedale, St. Louis County, Missouri
    - married 2 November 1913, Buffalo County, Nebraska, Immanuel Lutheran Church
    William Rudolph Dersch, son of Otto and Mary Dersch
    - born about 1878, Minnesota
    - died September 1933, St. Louis, Missouri, buried St. Louis, Missouri., Bethany Cemetery, Pagedale
    William had a restaurant in Amherst in 1920; had a restaurant in St. Louis in 1930.
      Children:
    • TWIN - Lawrence William Dersch
      - born 14 August 1914, Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - died 14 August 1914, Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - buried Buffalo county, Nebraska, Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
    • TWIN - Vernon Rudolph Dersch
      - born 14 August 1914, Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - died 5 December 1990
      - married 7 June 1933, St. Louis, Missouri, to
      Ruth Emily Whitcher, daughter of Arthur Witcher and Blanche Adams
      - born 3 July 1910, died 8 June 1989. Had lived in Texas
        Daughter Living Dersch, married, four children.
    • Delman Delbert Dersch born about 1915 , Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - died about 1915, buried Buffalo County, Nebraska, Immanuel Luth. Cemetery
    • Lving Dersch
      - married 22 Feb 1941, St. Louis, Missouri, to
      Andrew George Hart, born 1 March 1916, St. Louis, Missouri
      - died 3 March 2003, Saint Louis, Missouri.
        Daughter Living Hart, married, two children
    • Lila Mae Dersch born 1926, Nebraska
      - died 1932, buried Bethany Cemetery, Pagedale, St. Louis County, Missouri

  11. Frederick Koeppen,
    - born 9 February 1892 , Fayette County, Illinois
    - died 23 February 1892, buried Immanuel Lutheran, Augsburg, Fayette County, Illinois

  12. Anna M. Koeppen,
    - born 5 February 1893,
    - died 6 February 1893, buried Immanuel Lutheran, Augsburg, Fayette County, Illinois

  13. Lillian Maria Koeppen,
    - born 23 October 1894, Illinois
    - baptized 4 November 1894, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Augsburg, Fayette County, Illinois
    - confirmed 1909, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Buffalo County, Nebraska
    - died 4 October 1987, Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri
    - married 15 June 1915, Buffalo Co., NE,
    Frederick Carl Oertwig, son of Fred Oertwig & Johanna Wollenschlager
    - born 15 July 1893, Danvers, McLean County, Illinois
    - died 18 February 1991, buried Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri
      One son:
    • Gilbert Fredrick Earl Oertwig
      - born 14 September 1920, Buffalo County, Nebraska
      - baptized 26 September 1920, Buffalo county, Nebraska, St. Paul's Luth. Church
      - died 12 December 1982, Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri
      - married (1) Charlotte ___.
      - married (2) Ruth Ann ___.
      - married (3) Living Heiple,
      Gilbert and Ruth Ann had six children.

  14. Walter August Koeppen,
    - born 23 December 1900, Black Jack, St. Louis County, Missouri
    - died 27 November 1975, Clearwater, Sedgwick County, Kansas
    - buried Clearwater, Sedgwick County, Kansas
    - married 26 June 1927, Herington, Dickinson County, Kansas
    Yvonne Frances Hanne, born 9 April 1910, Pratt, Kansas
    - died 9 January 2004, having lived in Clearwater, Sedgwick County, Kansas
      Four daughters, including: Olive Mae Koeppen, born 11 January 1938, died 29 January 1938

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