This is the genealogy of my great-grandmother Leola Workman's family. Leola Minnie Workman was born on the 15th of July 1909 to Jesse J. and Blanche D. (Heard) Workman. Her grandparents were George L. and Minnie (Koester) Workman and Frederick and Annette (Doak) Heard.
On the 9th of May 1927, Leola married Oral P. Crapser. They had five children, four sons and a daughter. Leola passed away on the 30th of May 1993 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota.
WORKMAN: George Philip Workman immigrated from Engelsbach, Germany on May 22, 1820 and his wife Elizabetha (maiden name Kappes) immigrated on May 15, 1826. They were married in Germany, though. Their first child was born in Germany; then three children were born in New York. The remaining three children, including my GGG Grandpa George Lewis, were born in Spring Valley Corner, Rock County, Wisconsin. Most of the children spent their lives in the Midwest (South Dakota, Iowa, & Missouri). George Lewis Workman raised his family in Sterling Township, Brookings County, SD.
KOESTER: Minnie Koester's family was also from Germany my GGGG Grandpa Herman came to America in 1845 to the Cincinnati, Ohio area. My GGGG Grandma Anna Maria "Mary" (maiden name Decker) came to America in 1846 and married Herman.
HEARD: I believe this line can be traced back to Grundy County, Iowa
DOAK: I believe this line can be traced back to Grundy County, Iowa
|South Dakota||Brookings||Heard, Perso, Workman|
My research from Ancestry.com, state records sites, and Leola's files. Research
Conrad Schrode's Civil War Diary and Genealogy compiled by Vernice (Schrode) Danforth, printed in May 1976.
Schrode, Workman, Barenz Genealogy and related subjects by Vernice (Schrode) Danforth printed in March 1985; updated from the 1976 Conrad Schrode's Civil War Diary and Genealogy.
15 July 1909 - 30 May 1993
Leola about 1915