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Johannes "John" Kieler (1800-1882)
Barbara (Kieler) Uthe (1836-1917)
Mathilda (Uthe) Schumacher (1865-1897)
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George Kieler (1845-1931) was a brother of my great-great-grandmother Barbara (Kieler) Uthe. George Kieler married Dorothea Montag (1849-1927), and they lived in Jamestown Township in Grant County, Wisconsin, and the village of Kieler received the family name when George established the first post office there.    T.L.

George and Dorothea (Montag) Kieler

Mr. and Mrs. George Kieler Johannes Georg Kieler was born on September 19, 1845,* son of Johannes and Catharina (Hupe) Kieler [John and Katharina (Hupe) Kieler], in Germany, at Struth (Unstrut-Hainich, Thüringen).* Georg was baptized at St. Jakobus der Ältere [St. James the Greater] Church in Struth, and his godparent was J. Georg Kieler. George came to America with his parents via Quebec in 1855 at the age of 10 and moved to Wisconsin to settle in Jamestown Township, Grant County. George Kieler was partly educated in Germany, and had a few years' instruction in the district school in Jamestown. He learned the trade of shoemaker in East Dubuque and worked at it while he was a young man.
* = Birth date from the church register of St. Jakobus der Ältere Church in Struth, an obituary for George Kieler gave his birth date as September 20.
** = During the nineteenth century, the village of Struth was within the Kingdom of Saxony, in an area which itself that would become part of Prussia. The village fell within the boundaries of East Germany in the post-World War II era.

George Kieler and Dorothea Montag wed.
On July 2, 1871, George Kieler married Dorothea Julianna Montag at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, Wisconsin, with the Reverend Father Schraudenbach officiating. Dorothy was born on April 16, 1849, daughter of Karl Hans "Charles" and Maria Anna (Kellner) Montag at Küllstedt, Kreis Eichsfeld, Thüringen, Pruessen. Both the Kielers and Montags had come on the same ship to America, and it was on the ship that the ten-year-old George first encountered the person who would become his future wife, Dorothea Montag, then age six. The Montags, like the Kielers, settled in Jamestown Township in Grant County, Wisconsin.

Born to George and Dorothea (Montag) Kieler were Catherine Kieler, William Kieler, Henry Kieler, Lawrence Kieler, Charles Kieler, Maria Kieler, Louisa Kieler, Arthur Kieler, Margareth Kieler, Agatha Kieler, and Mathilda Kieler. Maria died at 15 months of age, and Arthur and Margareth evidently died as infants.

George and Dorothea Kieler first settled in the township of Paris in Grant County, where he worked at his trade in the town of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, and then went to Sac County, Iowa, where the Kielers bought a farm, cultivating it some two years circa 1876, until driven out by the grasshopper plague. Coming back to Wisconsin, the family lived in Jamestown Township in Grant County, and George Kieler followed his trade as a shoemaker for some years. The 1880 U.S. census has the George Kieler household in Jamestown Township consisting of George, age 35, shoemaker; his wife Doritha, age 31, keeping house; and their children, Catharine, age 8; George [William], age 6; John H. [Henry], age 4; and Lawrence, age 1.

In 1882 he purchased real estate, put up the first store building in what is now Kieler, and handled general merchandise in connection with his shoe trade for many years, becoming very prosperous. In 1883 he established the first post office of Kieler, giving it his family name, under the administration of President Chester A. Arthur, holding it until 1899. Mr. Kieler sold the store in 1899 and purchased the Jamestown Hotel at Louisburg, Wisconsin; he sold the hotel in October, 1900. He was on the Charter Board of Directors of the Jamestown Mutual Insurance Company in 1885 and served as a Director until 1892 and again from 1911 to 1913. He was also an agent for the company and served as company secretary for a brief time. Mr. Kieler was also a notary public. For many years he was the town treasurer and school clerk. In 1890 Mr. Kieler purchased farmland in Section 3 (later Martin Kieler's farm) and farmed for a number of years before retiring to the village in the fall of 1920.

In 1900, the U.S. census had the Kieler household consisting of George Kieler, age 54, occupation merchant; Dorotha, his wife, age 51, married 29 years, 11 children, 8 of whom survive; daughter Catherine M., age 28; son George W. [William], age 26, occupation buttermaker; son John H. [Henry], age 23, occupation carpenter; son Laurence, age 21, occupation farm laborer; son Karl F. [Charles], age 18; daughter Louisa, age 14; daughter Agatha, age 8; and daughter Matilda, age 5.

Mr. Kieler was a Democrat, and became one of the leading businessmen in the community. Mr. Kieler made his mark for honesty and uprightness. All the family belonged to the Catholic Church, and Mr. Kieler gave liberally to its support. He was a member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin.

Golden Wedding Is Observed By Kieler Couple On July 2.
In 1921, the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. George Kieler of Kieler, Wisconsin, was celebrated at the home of their son Lawrence. At 9 o'clock Saturday morning high mass was read and benediction given in St. Mary's church in Kieler, Rev. Father Greiveldinger being celebrant. After the church services the party went to the Kieler farm where the day was spent. At the time the Kielers had 8 children and 19 grandchildren living.

Dorothea Kieler dies.
Dorothy (Montag) Kieler died in 1927 and was buried in the Immaculate Conception Church cemetery in Kieler, Wisconsin.

George Kieler dies.
George Kieler died on Monday morning, June 29, 1931, at the family residence in Kieler, Wisconsin. Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 2, in the Immaculate Conception Church, Kieler, Rev. Joseph Greiveldinger officiating the solemn mass of requiem. The casket was supported by John Richard, Lawrence Koethe, Adam Haas, Louis Brandt, Peter H. Timmerman, and Valentine Gunderman. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Mr. Kieler was survived by four sons, William and Henry of Dubuque, Ia., and Lawrence and Charles of Kieler; four daughters, Mrs. Albert Brandt of Delavan, Minn.; Mrs. Albert Manemann and Mrs. George Weber of Sinsinawa; and Mrs. Henry Averkamp of Kieler; 28 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.


Children of George and Dorothy (Montag) Kieler

  1. Catherine M. Kieler was born on May 31, 1872*, in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, daughter of George and Dorothy (Montag) Kieler. Katie was educated in the school at Kieler, and she was a young lady of more than ordinary ability, being her father's assistant in the store and post office for a number of years. Catherine Kieler married Albert H. Brandt on Tuesday, August 27, 1901, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, Wisconsin, with the Rev. Father Ollig officiating. Albert Brandt was born on March 17, 1876*, in Wisconsin, son of Chris and Margaret (Kynstler**) Brandt, Sr.
          Albert and Catherine Brandt began married life in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin. By 1920 they were living in Cascade Township, Dubuque County, Iowa, where in 1920, the household consisted of Albert, age 42, and Catherine, age 47, and their children Agnes, age 17; Alfred, age 16; Clifford, age 11; and Evelyn, age 4. By 1926, the Brandt family moved to Delavan, Minnesota, in Faribault County, which became their permanent home. Albert and Catherine Brandt had the following children: Agnes, Alfred, Clifford, George, and Evelyn Brandt.
          In 1930 the Brandt household in Delavan, Faribault County, Minnesota, consisted of Albert, age 55, and Catherine, age 57 and their children Alfred, age 26; Clifford, age 22; and Evelyn Brandt, age 14.
    * = An online transcription of the cemetery in which Catherine and Albert are buried gives her year of birth as 1873 and his year of birth as 1877 (see http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnfariba/cemeteries/calvarycem.txt).
    ** = Kingler is given as Margaret's maiden name in the Minnesota Historical Society online death certificate index (http://people.mnhs.org/dci/), in the entry for her son Albert.

    Albert H. Brandt, 84, died on November 11, 1960*, in Olmstead County, Minnesota. Catherine M. Brandt**, 88, died on February 4, 1961, in Waseca County, Minnesota. They were buried in Calvary Cemetery in Prescott Township, Faribault County, Minnesota.
    * = An online transcription of the cemetery in which Albert is buried gives his year of death as 1961 (see http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnfariba/cemeteries/calvarycem.txt). There is another Albert Brandt, an Albert F. Brandt, date of birth Dec. 28, 1877, who died Apr. 10, 1961, in Ramsey County, Minn. (see http://people.mnhs.org/dci/)
    ** = Catherine's given name is given as Kathryn in the Minnesota Historical Society online death certificate index (http://people.mnhs.org/dci/) and in the 1920 and 1930 U.S. censuses.

    Children of Albert and Catherine (Kieler) Brandt:

    • Agnes Dorothea Brandt was born on July 31, 1902, in Wisconsin, daughter of Albert and Catherine (Kieler) Brandt. Agnes Brandt married [?] Gudmundson.

      Agnes D. Gudmunson, 84, died on March 30, 1987, in Lincoln County, Minnesota, with a last residence of Ivanhoe, Lincoln County, Minnesota.

    • Alfred C. Brandt was born on October 1, 1903, in Wisconsin, son of Albert and Catherine (Kieler) Brandt. Alfred Brandt married Verla E. [?]. Verla was born on September 21, 1908, daughter of [?] and [?] (Fowler) [?]. Alfred and Verla Brandt lived at Delavan, Minnesota.

      Verla E. Brandt, 79, died on April 15, 1988, in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, with a last residence of Delavan, Faribault County, Minnesota. Alfred C. Brandt, 85, died on October 12, 1988, in Faribault County, Minnesota, with a last residence of Delavan, Faribault County, Minnesota. They were buried in Calvary Cemetery in Prescott Township, Faribault County, Minnesota.

    • Clifford J. Brandt was born on February 8, 1908*, in Wisconsin, son of Albert and Catherine (Kieler) Brandt.

      Clifford Brandt, 76, died on July 30, 1984, in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, with a last residence of Delavan, Faribault County, Minnesota.
      * = February 8 is the date of his birth as given in an online SSDI (his social security number was issued in Iowa); the online MHS Death Certificate Index has February 17 as the birth date.

    • George Brandt was born circa 1910, in Wisconsin, son of Albert and Catherine (Kieler) Brandt. George was three months old at the time of the 1910 U.S. census, and living in his parents' household in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin. He evidently died before 1920, as he is not mentioned in that year's census.

    • Evelyn Brandt was born circa 1916, in Iowa, daughter of Albert and Catherine (Kieler) Brandt.

  2. William George Kieler was born on April 28, 1874, near Kieler, Wisconsin, son of George and Dorothy (Montag) Kieler. Circa 1900 William was employed as manager of a creamery at Lebanon, Ohio, after having graduated from the Dairymen's Association at Madison, Wisconsin. William Kieler married Emma M. Bell on June 4, 1902, at Riceville, Iowa. Emma Bell was born circa 1876, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Henry A. and Mary Ann (Preston) Bell. William and Emma Kieler lived at Dubuque, Iowa, where they were members of Nativity Church. William was also a member of its Holy Name Society. William was a salesman for the Schroeder Klein company, wholesale grocers, for 39 years.

    William G. Kieler, 76, of Dubuque, Iowa, died at 12:45 p.m., Monday, January 29, 1951, at his home. His death was unexpected. Family and friends called after 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 30, at the Hoffman Mortuary in Dubuque. Funeral services were at 9 a.m., Thursday, February 1, at the Church of the Nativity in Dubuque. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. M.L. Kerper, pastor, offered the high mass of requiem, delivered the sermon, and officiated at the burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Key West, Iowa. The Rev. Justin Kress, of Grundy Center, Iowa, was present. Pallbearers were Charles Kress, William Holmberg, Bert Kalb, Alfred Fangman, James Kinsella, and Albert E. Anderson.
          Mr. Kieler was survived by his wife, Emma; two daughters, Miss Mary Kieler, of Omaha, Nebr., and Mrs. Donald (Annabel) Kurt, of Fort Dodge, Ia.; two sons, Walter J. Kieler, of Dubuque, Ia., and Dr. Charles B. Kieler, of Cooperstown, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Albert Brandt, of Delavan, Minn., Mrs. Agatha Averkamp, of Potosi, Wis., and Mrs. Albert Manemann and Mrs. George Weber, both of Kieler, Wis.; and two brothers, Henry Kieler, of Dubuque, Ia., and Lawrence Kieler, of Darlington, Wis. He was preceded in death by a son and a brother, Charles Kieler.

    Circa 1958, Emma Kieler moved from Dubuque to Omaha, Nebraska, to live with her daughter Mary.

    Emma Kieler, 86, of St. Vincent's Home in Omaha, Nebraska, and formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, died Sunday, June 25, 1961, at Omaha. Family and friends called after 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 28, at the Hoffman Mortuary in Dubuque, where members of Nativity Parish met at 8 p.m. to recite the Rosary. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 29, at the Church of the Nativity in Dubuque, with the Rev. Joseph V. O'Brien officating at the Requiem High Mass. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Key West, Iowa.
          Mrs. Kieler was survived by two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Annabel) Kurt, of Fort Dodge, Ia., and Miss Mary Kieler, of Omaha, Neb.; a son, Dr. Charles Kieler, of Cooperstown, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Charles A. Bell, of Seattle, Wash.

    Children of William and Emma (Bell) Kieler:

    • Walter J. Kieler was born on May 20, 1903, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of William and Emma (Bell) Kieler. Walter Kieler married Agnes L. Mahoney on September 2, 1924, at Nativity Catholic Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Agnes Mahoney was born on January 14, 1906, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Daniel and Catherine (Rea) Mahoney. Agnes attended St. Vincent Academy and graduated form St. Joseph's Academy, both in Dubuque. Walter was employed as an automotive parts salesman in Dubuque. Walter and Agnes Kieler lived in Dubuque, where they were members of St. Columbkille's Catholic Church. Walter was also a member of the church's Holy Name Society and Rosary Society.

      Walter J. Kieler, 53, of Dubuque, Iowa, died at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 1957, at his residence. Family and friends called after 7 p.m., Sunday evening, March 24, at the Strueber Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the Holy Name Society and the Rosary Society met at 8 p.m., Monday, March 25, for the recitation of the Rosary. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m., Tuesday morning, March 26, at St. Columbkille's Church in Dubuque. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph E. Dunn, pastor, celebrated the requiem Mass, preached the sermon, and officiated at the burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Key West, Iowa. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. D.V. Foley, Loras College president, assisted at the burial. Ladies of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women formed an honor escort.
            Mr. Kieler was survived by his wife, Agnes; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald Kann and Miss Janet Kieler, both of Dubuque, Ia.; his mother, Mrs. Emma Kieler, of Dubuque, Ia.; one brother, Dr. Charles B. Kieler, of Cooperstown, N.Y.; two sisters, Miss Mary Kieler, of Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Donald Kurt, of Fort Dodge, Ia.; and two grandchildren.

      Agnes L. Kieler, 96, of Dubuque, Iowa, died at 10:35 a.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Mercy Health Center in Dubuque. Family and friends called from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 17, at Leonard Funeral Home and Crematory in Dubuque, where there was a wake service at 5:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 18, at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Olivet in Key West, Iowa.
            Mrs. Kieler was survived by a daughter, Ann Marie (Ronald) Kann, of Dubuque, Ia.; seven grandchildren, Kevin (Laurel) Kann, Debra (Jerry) Finkenhauer, Keith (Mary) Kann, Tom (Paula) Kann, Steve (Nancy) Kann, Linda (John) Netti, and Lisa (Mark) Kruser; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Janet, on October 3, 1993; and a grandson, Jeffery Michael Kann, in 1974.

      • Janet M. Kieler was born on May 20, 1935, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Walter and Agnes (Mahoney) Kieler. Janet graduated from St. Columbkille's High School, Dubuque, in 1953.
              Janet Kieler worked in the license bureau at the Dubuque County Courthouse. She was a member of St. Columbkille's Catholic Church and its Rosary Society.

        Janet M. Kieler, 58, of Rush Street in Dubuque, Iowa, at 1 p.m., Sunday October 3, 1993, at home. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 5, at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Key West, Iowa. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Monday, Ooctober 5, at Ed Siegert-AlDidesch Funeral Home in Dubuque, where there was a parish wake service at 4:30 p.m.
              Miss Kieler was survived by her mother, Agnes Kieler, of Dubuque, Ia., and a sister, Mrs. Ronald Kann, of Dubuque, Ia.

    • Charles Benedict Kieler was born on May 11, 1908, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of William and Emma (Bell) Kieler. Charles was a graduate of Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and received his medical degree from the University of Iowa, where he also did his residency. Charles Kieler married Elizabeth Marie Caruthers. Elizabeth Caruthers was born on May 23, 1916. Dr. Charles and Elizabeth Kieler lived at Cooperstown, New York. Elizabeth was a clinical dietician. Charles was an otolaryngologist and was a diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Kieler was the senior surgeon of the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. He had joined the staff of the hospital in 1940.

      Dr. Charles B. Kieler, 63, died on Tuesday, September 14, 1971, at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York.
            Dr. Kieler was survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Caruthers; a son, Charles Bayard Kieler; three daughters, Catherine Kieler, Ann Kieler, and Mrs. Elizabeth Willsey; and two sisters, Mary Kieler and Mrs. Annabelle Kurt.
      Obituary source for Dr. Kieler: New York Times, published Sept. 15, 1971, accessed online February 18, 2009.

      Elizabeth Kieler, 65, died in January 1982, with a last residence of Springfield Center, Otsego County, New York.

    • Mary F. Kieler was born circa 1910 in Iowa, daughter of William and Emma (Bell) Kieler. Mary Kieler lived at Omaha, Nebraska, where she was a librarian at the Omaha Public Library.

    • Annabel Kieler was born on June 1, 1913, daughter of William and Emma (Bell) Kieler. Annabel Kieler married Donald Kurt Donald Kurt was born on October 9, 1914. Donald and Annabel Kurt lived in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

      Donald Kurt died in April 1980, with a last residence of Fort Dodge, Iowa.

      Mrs. Annabel (Kieler) Kurt, 67, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, died Sunday, April 26, 1981, at her home. A memorial service was held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 30, at Sacred Heart Church in Fort Dodge. Her body was donated to the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa.
            Mrs. Kurt was survived by three sons, Bill Kurt and Thomas Kurt, both of Fort Dodge, Ia., and Edward Kurt, of Omaha, Neb.; a daughter, Mary Kurt, of California; four grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Kieler, of Omaha, Neb.

  3. Henry John Kieler was born in July 5, 1876, in Carroll, Iowa*, son of George and Dorothy (Montag) Kieler. He married Frances Brandt on May 26, 1902, in Immaculate Conception Church at Kieler, Wisconsin, with the Rev. Father Ollig officiating. Lawrence Kieler served as best man and Mary Brandt was maid of honor. Little Florence Kieler was flower girl, and Adolph Brandt was the ring bearer. Frances Brandt was born on July 1, 1880, in Grant County, Wisconsin,** daughter of Cy and Appolonia (Bishop) Brandt.
    * = Carroll is Henry Kieler's place of birth as listed in his obituary. Other sources cite his place of birth as Sac County, Iowa, and Mt. Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa.
          Henry and Frances Kieler lived at Dubuque, Iowa, where they were members of Holy Trinity Parish. Frances was a member of the Rosary Society, and Henry was a member of the Holy Name Society, the Catholic Order of Foresters Marquette Court 811, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. At the time of his marriage Henry was employed at Carr, Ryder & Company in Dubuque, and then was employed at the Metz Manufacturing Company in Dubuque until his retirement. The children of Henry and Frances Kieler were Lillard Kieler, Irvin Kieler, Ralph Kieler, Carl Kieler, Flora (Kieler) Lambert, Sister Ancilla Kieler, and Mabel (Kieler) Rice.
    ** = Another source places Frances's place of birth more specifically as Louisburg, Wisconsin.

    Mrs. Henry (Frances) Kieler, 80, formerly of Rhomberg Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa, died at 11:15 p.m., Friday, July 8, 1960, at Lourdes Convalescent Home in Dubuque. Family and friends called after noon, Sunday, July 10, at the Hoffman Mortuary in Dubuque, where members of Holy Trinity Parish and its Rosary Society met to recite the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, July 11, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dubuque, with the Rev. Paul Roberts, O.F.M., officiating at the Requiem High Mass. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
          Mrs. Kieler was survived by her husband, Henry; three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Flora) Lambert, of Rte. 2, Dubuque, Ia., Sister Mary Ancilla, of Dubuque, Ia., and Mrs. Arlington (Mabel) Rice, of Buffalo, N.Y.; three sons, Ralph G. Kieler, of Arlington, Va., Irvin L. Kieler, of Dubuque, Ia., and Carl J. Kieler, of Falls Church, N.Y.; 26 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Christine Jackson, of Dubuque, Ia., and Mrs. Fred (Margaret) Schmieder, of Kieler, Wis.

    Henry Kieler, 93, who resided with his daughter, Mrs. Frank Lambert, of Rte. 2, Dubuque, Iowa, died at 2:50 p.m., Thursday, August 14, 1969, at Xavier Hospital in Dubuque. His wife, the former Frances Brandt, died in 1960. Family and friends called after 7 p.m., Saturday, August 16, at the Hoffman Mortuary in Dubuque, where the Rosary was recited by St. Joseph's Parish, the Holy Name Society, and Marquette Court 811 of the Catholic Order of Foresters at 8 p.m., Sunday, August 17. Funeral services were at St. Joseph's Church, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. M.J. Martin officiating. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
          Mr. Kieler was survived by three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Flora) Lambert, of Rte. 2, Dubuque, Ia., Sister Mary Ancilla, of Stacyville, Ia., and Mrs. Arlington (Mabel) Rice, of Buffalo, N.Y.; three sons, Ralph G. Kieler, of Falls Church, Va., Irvin L. Kieler, of Dubuque, Ia., and Carl J. Kieler, of Falls Church, N.Y.; 28 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Louise Manneman, of Platteville, Wis., and a brother, Lawrence Kieler, of Darlington, Wis.

    Children of Henry and Frances (Brandt) Kieler:

    • Lillard Henry Kieler was born on May 13, 1903, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Henry and Frances (Brandt) Kieler. Lillard was a graduate of Holy Trinity School. Lillard Kieler married Miss Hazel Lenstra on May 28, 1928, in Dubuque, Iowa. Hazel Lenstra was born on August 13, 1906 in Grant County, Wisconsin, daughter of Frank H. and Margaret Lenstra. Lillard and Hazel Kieler lived at Dubuque, Iowa, where they were members of Holy Trinity Church. Lillard was also a member of the church's Holy Name Society. He was construction foreman for the John Luber construction company and was a member of the Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 678, for which he also served as trustee.

      Lillard Kieler, 46, of Dubuque, Iowa, died at his home at 1:20 p.m., Monday, July 11, 1949, after an extended illness. Family and friends called at the Haudenshield Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 678, met at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, and the Holy Name Society met at 8 p.m., Wednesday, to say the Rosary. Funeral services were held from the funeral home to Holy Trinity Church in Dubuque at 9 a.m., Thursday, July 14. The Rev. Terence Thomas, OFM, officiated at the requiem high mass, and the Rev. Edgar J. Kurt, of Worthington, Ia., was in the sanctuary. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, where Father Thomas officiated.
            Active pallbearers were Joe Accola, Clem Mullen, Merlin Klaas, Irvin Pfiffner, Matt Kluck, and Vincent Kaiser. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Wilkie, Ray Pickel, Lester Neyens, Clarence Theis, Elmer Miller, Floyd Berendes, Frank Haas, and Peter Badger. Members of the Order of St. Francis attended the services in a body.
            Mr. Kieler was survived by his wife, Hazel; three daughters, Jean Kieler, Marilyn Kieler, and Ruth Ann Kieler, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kieler, of Dubuque, Ia.; three sisters, Mrs. Frank (Flora) Lambert, of Dubuque, Ia., Mrs. Arlington (Mabel) Rice, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Sister Mary Ancilla, OSF, of Worthington, Ia.; and three brothers, Irvin Kieler, of Dubuque, Ia., and Ralph Kieler and Carl Kieler, both of Washington, D.C.

      Lillard's widow, Hazel Kieler, married Lawrence H. Meyer. Lawrence Meyer was born on April 16, 1906. Lawrence and Hazel Meyer lived at Dubuque, Iowa. Hazel was employed at the Dubuque Packing Company prior to her retirement in 1971, and was a member of Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen, Local 150. She was also a member of Holy Trinity Rosary Society.

      Mrs. Lawrence H. (Hazel) Meyer, 72, of Dubuque, Iowa, died at 4:20 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 1979, at Xavier Hospital in Dubuque. Her first husband, Lillard Kieler, died in July of 1949. Family and friends called until 9 p.m., Monday, April 30, at the Gene Siegert & Son Westview Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the scripture wake service was held at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dubuque. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Mrs. Meyer was survived by her husband, Lawrence; three daughters, Mrs. Mark (Jean) Adams, of Lancaster, Wis., Mrs. Gene (Marilyn) Sullivan, of Sherrill, Ia., and Mrs. Patrick (Ruth) Rea, of Bernard, Ia.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Miles (Luella) Hagman, of Welton, Ia.; a stepson, Irvin Meyer, of Epworth, Ia.; and 24 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

      Lawrence H. Meyer, 86, of Dubuque, Iowa, died on Friday, May 22, 1992.

    • Ralph George Kieler was born on May 22, 1906, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Henry and Frances (Brandt) Kieler. Ralph Kieler married Theresa Jane Basim on June 13, 1970, in Bowie, Maryland. Theresa "Tess" was born on December 24, 1921.
            Ralph attended Georgetown University and the Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was vice president of National Bank of Washington, D.C., for 45 years, retiring on July 1, 1971. He was active in community and business organizations including the Board of Trade, the Northeast Business Men's Association, Inc., and the Northeast Citizens Association. He also was active in the Knights of Columbus, of which he was a member, having received a certificate of Merit in l997 honoring his 69-year membership.

      Theresa (Basim) Kieler died in March 1986.

      Ralph George Kieler, 98, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Falls Church, Virginia, died at 12:15 a.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque. Family and friends called from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 16, at Hoffmann-Schneider Funeral Home, where there was a wake service at 4:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 17, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dubuque, with Monsignor Neil Tobin officiating. Burial was in St. James Cemetery in Falls Church, Virginia.
            Mr. Kieler was survived by two sisters, Mrs. Flora (Frank) Lambert and Sister Ancilla Kieler, O.S.F., of Mount St. Francis, both of Dubuque, Ia.; a brother, Carl J. (Patricia) Kieler, of Falls Church, Va.; a sister-in-law, Marion (Irvin) Kieler, of Dubuque, Ia.; a niece, Sister Eleanor Lambert, O.S.F., of Dubuque, Ia.; and many other nieces and nephews and their families. He also was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lillard (Hazel) Kieler, Irvin L. Kieler and an infant brother; and a sister, Mae (Ar) Rice.

    • [infant son] Kieler was born on February 3, 1908, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Henry and Frances (Brandt) Kieler.

    • Irvin Louis "Ike" Kieler was born on February 3, 1908, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Henry and Frances (Brandt) Kieler. Ike married Marion Fay on October 7, 1941, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Ike and Marion Kieler lived at Dubuque, where they were members of Sacred Heart Parish.
            Ike served for a two-year tour in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked at American Trust and Savings Bank in Dubuque, Iowa, retiring in 1973. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of Sacred Heart Parish. Irvin was a faithful, loving husband, father and grandfather.

      Irvin L. "Ike" Kieler, 92, of Dubuque, Iowa, died Sunday evening, October 29, 2000, at home. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 1, at Hoffmann-Schneider Funeral Home in Dubuque, where there was a wake service at 6:30 p.m., with Deacon Jim Berger officiating. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Thursday, November 2, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dubuque, with Monsignor Neil W. Tobin as principal celebrant. Entombment was in Resurrection Garden Mausoleum at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Mr. Kieler was survived by his wife, Marion; four sons, Thomas (Beverly) Kieler, of Westboro, Mass., Michael (Rebecca) Kieler, of Golden, Colo., David Kieler, of Cedar Rapids, Ia., and Steven (Stormy) Kieler, of Dubuque, Ia.; a daughter, Kathleen (Jeffrey) Schumacher, of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Kieler, of Dubuque, Ia., and Carl (Patricia) Kieler, of Falls Church, Va.; three sisters, Flora Lambert, of Dubuque, Ia., Sister Ancilla Kieler, OSF, of Mount St. Francis, Dubuque, Ia., and Mabel Rice, of Buffalo, N.Y. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lillard, and a granddaughter, Sarah Kieler.

    • Flora Kathryn Kieler was born on August 5, 1909, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Henry and Frances (Brandt) Kieler. Flora Kieler married Frank T. Lambert on June 9, 1931, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Frank Lambert was born on July 29, 1901, in Independence, Iowa.
            Frank and Flora Lambert lived at Dubuque, Iowa, where they were members of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Frank owned and operated the Home Service Tea Company for 30 years. For many years, Flora was employed at the former Dubuque Casket Company and at The Finley Hospital in Dubuque.

      Frank T. Lambert, 87, of N. Cascade Road in Dubuque, Iowa, died at 1:11 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, 1988, at home. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, August 19, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Dubuque. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. Family and friends called from 2 to 9 p.m., Thursday, August 18, at the Ed Siegert-Al Didesch Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the Sisters of St. Francis had a wake service at 5 p.m. and the parish rosary was said at 7 p.m.
            Mr. Lambert was survived by his wife, Flora; three sons, James J. Lambert, Sr., David L. Lambert, and Terry F. Lambert, all of Dubuque, Ia.; two daughters, Sister Eleanor (Joann Lambert), OSF, and Mrs. John (Mary) Brehm, both of Dubuque, Ia.; 15 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 2 foster grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Helen Jungblut and Mrs. Loretta Hagge, both of Dubuque, Ia. He was preceded in death by two sons, Gerald J. Lambert, in 1939, and Daniel J. Lambert, in 1971.

      Flora Kathryn Lambert, 95, of N. Cascade Road in Dubuque, Iowa, died Tuesday, January 25, 2005, at home. Family and friends called from 2 to 7 p.m., Thursday, January 27, at Hoffmann-Schneider Funeral Home in Dubuque, where there was a wake service at 2 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 28, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Dubuque. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Mrs. Lambert was survived by two daughters, Sister Mary Eleanor Lambert, OSF, of Dubuque, Ia., and Mary (Dr. John) Brehm, of Charleston, W.V.; two sons, David (Shirley) Lambert and Terry Lambert, both of Dubuque, Ia.; 15 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; a sister, Sister Mary Ancilla Kieler, OSF, of Dubuque, Ia.; and a brother, Carl (Patricia) Kieler, of Falls Church, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents; three sons, Gerald, Daniel and James; a sister, Mabel Rice; and three brothers, Lillard, Irvin and Ralph.

    • Sister Mary Ancilla Kieler was born daughter of Henry and Frances (Brandt) Kieler. Sister Ancilla Kieler, OSF, of Mount St. Francis, Dubuque, Iowa.

    • Mabel Kieler was born on September 29, 1914, in Dubuque County, Iowa, daughter of Henry and Frances (Brandt) Kieler. Mabel Kieler married Arlington A. Rice on May 29, 1939. Arlington Rice was born on August 9, 1910 in Buffalo, New York, son of George and Margaret (Carr) Rice. Arlington was the third son of Margaret and George; his father died when Arlington was eight years old. His mother was born in Buffalo, New York, of Irish descent, and his father was born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, of parents who were born in England.
            Arlington and Mabel Rice lived at Buffalo, New York, where they were devout members of Annunciation Catholic Church.
            Arlington Rice was educated in Buffalo schools and was a graduate of Hutchinson High School; he later completed accounting courses. He was an Internal Revenue Service agent for 34 years. He was in Washington, D.C., on training when he met Mabel Kieler, who was working there and living with her brother Ralph. Their first daughter, Margaret, was born in Georgetown University Hospital. When Margaret was about one year old, they moved to the Buffalo area and lived there the rest of their lives. Specializing in estate tax accounting, he was stationed at the Buffalo Regional Office. He retired in 1970.
            At Annunciation Church, Arlington was a member and also served as president of both the St. Vincent de Paul and Holy Name societies. He also was active in the Holy Name Society at the District 1 (Buffalo West Side) level. He was a member of the parish council. He served as an usher at the church and was active in the parish Catholic Charities Appeal drive. For more than 35 years, Arlington, a former Boy Scout, was an institutional representative of both Boy Scout Troop 45 and Cub Scout Pack 45 at the church.

      Arlington A. Rice, 68, a lifelong Buffalo, New York, resident, died Monday, September 11, 1978, in his home, after a long illness. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 13, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Buffalo, following prayers at 9 a.m. at Giambrone Funeral Home. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda, New York.
            He was survived by his wife, the former Mabel Kieler; three daughters, Mrs. Ronald J. (Margaret) Kucinski, of Silver Creek, N.Y., Mrs. Charles N. (Jean Marie) Long and Miss May Ann Rice, both of Buffalo, N.Y.; five sons, A. Stephen Rice, Joseph H. Rice, Anthony K. Rice, Timothy A. Rice, and Peter J. Rice, all of Buffalo, N.Y.; and 17 grandchildren.

      Mabel K. (Kieler) Rice, 88, died on Saturday, December 14, 2002. The family was present Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Amherst Chapel, Amigone Funeral Home, in Amherst, New York, where funeral services were held Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. and from St. Gregory the Great Church in Williamsville, in the town of Amherst, at 9:30 a.m. Mabel was a long time parishioner of Annunciation Church in Buffalo, New York.
            She was the beloved wife of the late Arlington A. Rice; loving mother of Margaret (Ronald) Kucinski, Jean Marie (Charles) Long, Stephen (Judith) Rice, Joseph (Linda) Rice, Anthony (Laura) Rice, Mary Ann (Jerry) Graves, Timothy (Julia) Rice, and Peter (Elizabeth) Rice; grandmother of 23 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and predeceased by grandson, John Michael Rice; sister of Ralph Kieler, Flora Lambert, Sr. Ancilla Kieler OSF, Carl (Patricia) Kieler and the late Lillard and Irvin Kieler; sister-in-law of Marion Kieler; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

      Source for Arlington Rice's obituary information: obituaries from both the September 13, 1978, Buffalo News and the Buffalo Courier-Express, provided by Marge Kucinski, daughter of Arlington and Mabel. Source for Mabel Rice's obituary information: Buffalo News, published Dec. 15 to Dec. 19, 2002; accessed online through www.legacy.com on May 23, 2010.

    • Carl J. Kieler was born son of Henry and Frances (Brandt) Kieler. Carl Kieler married Patricia Bonner. Carl and Patricia Kieler lived at Falls Church, Virginia.

    • [infant son] Kieler was born on January 18, 1924, and died in January 1924. He was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa.

  4. Lawrence George Kieler was born on February 19, 1879*, in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, son of George and Dorothy (Montag) Kieler. Circa 1917 Lawrence Kieler married Amelia Dorothea Weber, born September 1891 in Wisconsin, daughter of August Henry and Gertrude (Haas) Webber. They resided at Kieler, Wisconsin. In 1942 they were living in Hazel Green, Grant County, Wisconsin. In 1951 and again in 1969, Lawrence Kieler was living at Darlington, Wisconsin, according the obituaries for his brothers William and Henry, respectively.
    * = born February 19 according to an online SSDI; born February 20 according to an online transcription of early Grant County birth records.

    Amelia Kieler died on August 4, 1950.

    Lawrence Kieler, 92, formerly of Shullsburg, Wisconsin, died Thursday, January 27, 1972, in Lafayette Manor at Darlington, Wisconsin. Funeral services were 10 a.m., Monday, January 31, at St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Shullsburg, with burial in the church cemetery. Family and friends called after 2 p.m., Sunday, January 30, at the O'Flahrity Funeral Home in Shullsburg, where the Rosary was said at 8 p.m.
          Mr. Kieler was survived by a son, Leonard Kieler, of Dubuque, Ia.; four daughters, Mrs. Milton (Agnes) Redfearn, of Galena, Ill., Mrs. Elmer (Rosemary) Greve, of Dubuque, Ia., Mrs. Dallas (Ethel) Jenson, of Oildale, Calif., and Mrs. James (Gertrude) Dower, of Gratiot, Wis.; and 21 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

    Children of Lawrence and Amelia (Weber) Kieler

    • Gertrude D. Kieler was born on March 10, 1919, in Paris Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, daughter of Lawrence and Amelia (Weber) Kieler. Gertrude Kieler married James T. Dower on May 2, 1942, at St. Joseph's Church in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin. James Dower was born on April 26, 1921, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Dower, of Gratiot, Wisconsin.
            James and Gertrude Dower lived at Gratiot, Wisconsin, where they were members of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Gertrude was also a member of the church's Council of Catholic Women.

      James T. Dower, 62, of Route 1, Gratiot, Wisconsin, died at 5:24 a.m., Sunday, March 25, 1984, at Darlington Memorial Hospital in Darlington, Wisconsin. Family and friends called until 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, at O'Flahrity and Siegert Funeral Home in Shullsburg, Wisconsin, where the Rosary was said at 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 28, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Gratiot, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Dower was survived by his wife, Gertrude; two sons, Lawrence James Dower of Madison, Wis., and Maurice Steven Dower, of Gratiot, Wis.; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Slaney, of Verona, Wis., and Mrs. Ruth Dobson, of Mount Horeb, Wis.; six grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Dower, of Gratiot, Wis.

      Gertrude D. Dower, 79, of Gratiot, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, September 1, 1998, at home. Family and friends called after 9:30 a.m., Thursday, September 3, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Gratiot, where funeral services followed at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Jerold F. Fitzpatrick officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Steil-Camacho Funeral Home in Darlington, Wisconsin was in charge of arrangements.
            Mrs. Dower was survived by her children, Mary C. Slaney and Ruth (Thomas) Dobson, both of Mount Horeb, Wis.; Lawrence J. Dower, of Madison, Wis.; and Maurice "Steve" (Tari) Dower, of Gratiot, Wis.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rose Greve, of Dubuque, Ia., Ethel Jenson, of Bakersfield, Calif., and Agnes (Milton) Redfearn, of Galena, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and two brothers, Wilfred and Leonard Kieler.

    • Wilfred Kieler was born on June 2, 1922, son of Lawrence and Amelia (Weber) Kieler. Wilfred married Daisy Bennett on August 23, 1944, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cuba City, Wisconsin. Daisy was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bennett of Cuba City, Wisconsin. Wilfred and Daisy Kieler lived at Gratiot, Wisconsin.

      Wilfred Kieler died on June 6, 1962.

    • Rosemary E. Kieler was born on July 27, 1925, in Kieler, Wisconsin, daughter of Lawrence and Amelia (Weber) Kieler. Rosemary Kieler married Elmer August Greve on November 5, 1945, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Hazel Green, Wisconsin. Elmer Greve was born on May 24, 1924, in North Buena Vista, Iowa, son of Joseph and Anna (Jaeger) Greve. He was baptized on June 1, 1924, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Buena Vista. Elmer and Rosemary Greve farmed most of their lives, and for many years in the area of St. Catherine, Iowa, where they were members of St. Catherine's Parish. Elmer was also a member of the church's Holy Name Society. Rosemary enjoyed playing cards whenever she could.

      Elmer A. Greve, 66, of Route 52 South, Dubuque, Iowa, died at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 1991, at The Finley Hospital in Dubuque. Family and friends called from 2 to 9 p.m., Thursday, February 21, at Behr Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the parish wake service was said at 7 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 22, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in St. Catherine, Iowa, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Greve was survived by a daughter, Carol Ann Greve, of Maquoketa, Ia.; four sons, Earl G. Greve and Ronald J. Greve, both of Dubuque, Ia., and Harold J. Greve and Wayne T. Greve, both at home; six grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Anna Greve, of Dubuque, Ia.; five sisters, Mrs. Allen (Rosemary) Baker and Mrs. Willis (Sharon) Boge, both of Dubuque, Ia., Mrs. Richard (Ilene) Powell, of Cedar Rapids, Ia., Mrs. Walter (Anna) Reinhardt, of Holy Cross, Ia., and Mrs. Larry (Mardell) Meisner, of Colesburg, Ia.; and four brothers, Edward Greve, of Guttenberg, Ia., Robert Greve and Lavern Greve, both of Central City, Ia., and Charles Greve, of Holy Cross, Ia.

      Mrs. Elmer A. (Rosemary E.) Greve, 77, of Dubuque Nursing and Rehab Center in Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Route 52 South, Dubuque, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2002, at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque. The Behr Funeral Home in Dubuque was in charge of arrangements. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 17, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in St. Catherine, Iowa. Burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mrs. Greve was survived by a daughter, Carol Ann Greve, of Maquoketa, Ia.; four sons, Earl G. Greve, of Massey Station, Ia., Harold J. "Bud" Greve, of St. Catherine, Ia., and Ronald J. (Robin) Greve and Wayne T. Greve, both of Dubuque, Ia.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Agnes "Sis" (Milton) Redfearn, of Galena, Ill., and Ethel Jenson, of Bakersfield, Calif.; and two sisters-in-law, Ann Kloft, of Dubuque, Ia., and Daisy Kieler, of South Wayne, Wis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; a great-grandson, Kael Ball; a sister, Gertrude Dower; and two brothers, Leonard and William Kieler.

      • Carol Ann Greve was born on August 20, 1946, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Elmer and Rosemary (Kieler) Greve.

        Carol A. Greve, 63, of 2375 Roosevelt, died at 4:35 a.m., Sunday, November 22, 2009, at Sunnycrest in Dubuque, Iowa. Services were at 10 a.m., Tuesday, November. 24, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in St. Catherine, Iowa, with the Rev. Scott Bullock officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Friends called after 9 a.m., Tuesday, November 24, at the church. The Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory in Dubuque was in charge of arrangements.
              Ms. Greve was survived by four brothers, Earl Greve, Harold "Bud" Greve, Ronald (Robin) Greve, and Wayne "Fonzie" Greve; and several nieces and a nephew, all of Dubuque, Ia. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorials were directed to the Sunnycrest Manor Resident fund.

    • Ethel Kieler, daughter of Lawrence and Amelia (Weber) Kieler, married Dallas Arthur Jenson. Dallas Jenson was born on January 22, 1921, in South Dakota, son of [?] and [?] (Nelson) Jenson. In 1973, Dallas and Ethel Jenson were living in Oildale, California, according to her brother Leonard's obituary, and in 1998 and 2002, Ethel Jenson was living at Bakersfield, California, according to the obituaries for her sisters Gertrude and Rosemary.

      Dallas A. Jenson, 67, died on June 24, 1988, with a last residence of Bakersfield, California.

    • Agnes Catherine Kieler was born on August 28, 1930, in Kieler, Wisconsin, daughter of Lawrence and Amelia (Weber) Kieler. Agnes lost her mother at the age of 20 and was forever grateful to her sister, Gerty, for helping to raise her, something she never forgot. Agnes Kieler married Milton Redfearn on November 16, 1951, at St. Mary's Rectory, Galena.. Milton and Agnes Redfearn lived at Galena, Illinois.
            Agnes was a devoted wife and loving mother. She loved to help care for her four grandchildren and more recently her two great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker and a great cook. A member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society, Agnes was a lady of strong religious faith who attended church six days a week.

      Agnes Catherine Redfearn, 81, of Galena, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at Midwest Medical Center in Galena. Family services were at 10 a.m., Friday, December 2, at Furlong Funeral Chapel in Galena. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Galena.
            She loved her family and will be sadly missed.
            She was survived by her husband, Milton; three sons, Michael Redfearn, Patrick (Paula) Redfearn, and Thomas Redfearn, all of Galena, Ill.; a daughter, Kathy, of Dubuque, Ia.; four grandchildren, Chrissy (fiancé, Justin Boxleiter) Redfearn, of East Dubuque, Ill., Jen (Andy) Ehrler, Tilli (Nick) Wienen and P.C. Redfearn, all of Galena, Ill.; two great-grandchildren, Emma and Drew Ehrler; a sister, Ethel Jenson, of Bakersfield, Calif.; and a sister-in-law, Charlene Scott, of Shullsburg, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Gerty Dower and Rosie Greve; and two brothers, Willy and Leonard Kieler.

    • Leonard Albert Kieler was born on October 1, 1935, in St. Catherine, Iowa, son of Lawrence and Amelia (Weber) Kieler. Leonard Kieler married Ann Marie Engbretson on December 1, 1962. Ann Marie Engbretson was born ca. 1939, daughter of Henry and Margaret (Johnson) Engbretson. (Ann had been married once previously, in 1957, to Donald Bailey; that marriage ended without any children.)
            Ann brought a daughter, Rita Ann Engbretson, into her marriage with Leonard Kieler, and they had four more daughters, Karen Ann Kieler, Janet Maureen Kieler, Elaine Amelia Kieler, and Denise Margaret Kieler. Leonard and Ann Kieler lived at Dubuque, Iowa. Leonard was a machinist at John Deere Dubuque Tractor Works, and he was a member of the U.A.W., Local 94.

      Leonard A. Kieler, 37, of Dubuque, Iowa, died Saturday, July 14, 1973, at Xavier Hospital in Dubuque. Family and friends called after 2 p.m., Sunday, July 15, at Behr's Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the wake service was said at 8:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 9 a.m., Monday, July 16, at Holy Ghost Church in Dubuque. Burial was in St. Matthew's Catholic Church Cemetery at Shullsburg, Wisconsin.
            Mr. Kieler was survived by his wife, Ann; five daughters, Rita, Karen, Janet, Elaine, and Denise, all at home; four sisters, Mrs. James (Gertrude) Dower, of Gratiot, Wis., Mrs. Elmer (Rosemary) Greve, of St. Catherine, Ia., Mrs. Dallas (Ethel) Jenson, of Oildale, Calif., and Mrs. Milton (Agnes) Redfearn, of Galena, Ill.

      Leonard's widow Ann married Donald M. Kloft, of Bellevue, Iowa, on July 25, 1981, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Donald was the widower of Sandra née Sturm, who had died in 1979, and with whom he had six children, Curtis, Craig, Cary, Carl, Christopher, and Cara Lee. Donald Kloft was born on December 5, 1935, in Bellevue, Iowa, son of John A. and Mary (Jacobs) Kloft. Donald served in the Army in Alaska from 1954 to 1956 during the Korean War. He was an instructor with the Arthur Murray School of Dance and enjoyed his band with the kids "Don and the Chaparrals."
            Donald and Ann Kloft lived in Dubuque, Iowa. Donald was a letter carrier in Dubuque for the U.S. Postal Service; he retired in May 1983. Ann worked as a certified nursing assistant at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque.

      Donald Kloft, 76, of South John Deere Road, Dubuque, Iowa, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at home. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 2, at St. Raphael's Cathedral, with the Rev. Daniel Knepper officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, Iowa, where military rites were accorded by the Dubuque American Legion Post 6.
            He was survived by his wife, Ann; their children, Curtis (Lynn) Kloft, of Cedar Rapids, Ia., Craig (Lynn) Kloft, and Cary (Tracy) Kloft, both of Dubuque, Ia., Carl Kloft and Chris (Laurie) Kloft, both of Mesa, Ariz., Cara (Jason) Benn, of Epworth, Ia., Rita (fiancé, Marty Lyster) Schmidt, of Cuba City, Wis., Karen (Rich) Glover, of Dubuque, Ia., Janet (Tom) Woodward, of Dickeyville, Wis., Elaine (Brett) Myers, of Charlotte, N.C., and Denise (Mark) Lenaghan, of St. Cloud, Minn.; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Vera Norbert) Banowetz, of Cedar Rapids, Ia.. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sandra; a brother, Clarence; and three sisters, Rosina Kieffer, Alma Banowetz and Evelyn Medinger.

  5. Charles Frank Kieler was born on July 14, 1881, in Kieler, Wisconsin, son of George and Dorothy (Montag) Kieler. Charles Kieler engaged in farming near Kieler, Wisconsin, all of his life. He was a Catholic and a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish at Kieler.

    Charles Kieler, 59, died Friday morning at 6:05 o'clock, March 28, 1941, at the home of his sister, Mrs. George Weber, in Kieler. The body was viewed starting at noon, Saturday, March 29, at the East Dubuque Funeral Home in East Dubuque, Illinois, from where the funeral was held to the Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, where a Requiem High Mass was offered at 9 o'clock, Monday morning, March 31. The Rev. J.F. Greiveldinger officiated at the mass, delivered a sermon, and also said the prayers at the graveside in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Lillard Kieler, Walter Kieler, Alfred Brandt, George Manneman, and Wilfred Kieler, all nephews of the deceased.
          People from out-of-town attending were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brandt and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Brandt, of Delavan, Minn.; Francis Oldenburg, of Galena, Ill.; and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Montag, Joseph Montag, Mrs. Jake Bauman, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Montag, Mrs. John Montag, and Fred Montag, all of West Bend, Ia.
          Mr. Kieler was survived by his sisters, Mrs. Katherine Brandt, of Delavan, Minn.; Mrs. Louise Manneman, Mrs. Agatha Averkamp, and Mrs. George Weber, all of Kieler, Wis.; and his brothers, William Kieler and Henry Kieler, both of Dubuque, Ia.; and Lawrence Kieler, of Hazel Green, Wis. He was preceded in death by by his parents, two sisters, and a brother.

  6. Maria Kieler was born on January 22, 1884, daughter of George and Dorothy (Montag) Kieler.

    Maria Kieler, age 1 year and 3 months, died on May 14, 1885.

  7. Louisa Anna Kieler was born on April 19, 1886, in Kieler, Wisconsin, daughter of George and Dorothy (Montag) Kieler. Louisa Kieler married Albert Bernard Manemann on May 8, 1917, at Immaculate Conception Catolic Church in Kieler, Wisconsinin, with the Rev. Joseph N. Greiveldinger officiating.

    from the Friday, May 11, 1917, Dubuque, Ia., Telegraph Herald (edited):
    PRETTY WEDDING TAKES PLACE AT KIELER
    Kieler, Wis., May 11.--Special: Miss Louisa Kieler and Albert Manemann were married Tuesday morning at eight o'clock during a nuptial high mass at the Immaculate Conception church. Rev. Greiveldinger performed the ceremony. The attendants were Miss Agatha Kieler, sister of the bride, and Anton Averkamp, nephew of the groom. The bridal party entered the church and proceeded to the altar to the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March. The bride wore a beautiful gown of white satin, trimmed in lace roses, with gloves and slippers to match. Her veil was arranged in cap fashion, and was held in place with valley lilies and roses. Her maid wore a light blue silk dress and carried roses and valley lilies.
          Mrs. Manemann is the second oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Kieler and is a highly accomplished young woman. She is possessed of all the good qualities to make her future home happy. The groom is a prosperous young farmer, residing near the New Auto Inn.
          Following the church services, a sumptuous four-course dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents, residing near Kieler, where only immediate relatives and friends were present. Mr. and Mrs. Manemann left during the afternoon for a wedding tour of the West and will be at home to their many friends after June 1.

    Albert Manemann was born on November 16, 1875, at Sinsinawa Mound in Grant County, Wisconsin, son of Johan Clemens and Anna Christina (Uhlen) Manemann. He was baptized on November 26, 1875, at St. Dominic's Catholic Church at Sinsinawa, and his godparents were Albert Schulte and Mary Theresa Placke. Albert and Louisa Manemann lived on a farm near Kieler, Wisconsin, where they were members of Immaculate Conception Church. Albert was also a member of the church's Holy Name Society.

    Albert Manemann, 81, of Rt. 1, Hazel Green, Wisconsin, died at 4:50 a.m., Monday, December 31, 1956, at the family residence, after an extended illness. He resided on a farm near Kieler, Wisconsin, the past 38 years. Family and friends called after 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 1, 1957, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home in East Dubuque, Illinois, from where funeral services were held at 8 a.m., Thursday, January 3, to Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, Wisconsin. Burial was in the church cemetery.
          Mr. Manemann was survived by his wife, Louisa (Kieler) Manemann; two daughters, Doloras and Virginia Manemann, both of Rt. 1, Hazel Green, Wis.; two grandchildren; and one brother, Clem Manemann, of Dubuque, Ia.

    Louisa A. Manemann, 85, died on December 30 [8?], 1971, in Platteville, Wisconsin. She was buried in Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery at Kieler, Wisconsin.

    Children of Albert and Louisa (Kieler) Manemann:

    • Doloras Manemann was born on April 4, 1918, in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, daughter of Albert and Louisa (Kieler) Manemann.
            Doloras lived at Platteville, Wisconsin, where she was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Her faith was very important to her throughout her life. She was active in the quilting guild. Doloras enjoyed playing bingo at Gray's Nursing Home.

      Doloras Manemann, 92, of Platteville, Wisconsin, died Saturday, June 12, 2010, at Gray's Nursing Home in Platteville. Memorial services were at 10 a.m., Friday, June 18, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Platteville, with Monsignor Charles Schluter officiating. Burial was in Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Kieler, Wisconsin. Family and friends called after 9 a.m., Friday, June 18, at the church. The Melby-Bendorf Funeral Home in Platteville, was in charge of arrangements.
            She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Virginia Manemann; and a brother, George Manemann.

    • George C. Manemann was born on April 21, 1919, in Grant County, Wisconsin, son of Albert and Louisa (Kieler) Manemann. George Manemann was employed at the Albert Runde farm for four years prior to enlisting in the service in September 1941. He was a corporal in the Army Air Force stationed in the Panama Canal Zone until he was discharged in October 1945.
            George Manemann married Miss Marian G. Runde on June 18, 1946, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sinsinawa, Wisconsin. Marian Runde was born on April 9, 1918, in Hazel Green Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, daughter of Aloysius "Ollie" and Margaret (Petry) Runde. George and Marian Manemann lived at Cuba City, Wisconsin, where they were members of St. Rose Catholic Church. George was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

      CUBA CITY VET DIES IN CRASH.
      George Manemann Victim of Crossing Mishap.
      George Manemann, 28, a World War veteran of Cuba City, Wisconsin, died at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa, at 5:15, Sunday morning, December 14, 1947, from injuries suffered when his automobile was struck by a train near his home in Cuba City late Saturday afternoon. The car, which he was driving and in which he was riding alone, was carried a distance of about 300 feet by the impact.
            He was treated first by a Cuba City physician and later removed to the Dubuque hospital by ambulance. The automobile was badly damaged.
            The body was taken to the East Dubuque Funeral Home in East Dubuque, Illinois, from where the funeral was held Wednesday morning, December 17, at 8:30, to the Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, Wisconsin, for a requiem high mass at 9:00. Burial was in the church cemetery, where the American Legion accorded military honors.
            Mr. Manemann was survived by his wife, Marian; one daughter, Margaret Ann; his parents, Albert and Louisa Manemann; and two sisters, the Misses Virginia and Doloras Manemann.

      Last rites for George C. Manemann, of Cuba City, Wis., who died Sunday at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Ia., were held Wednesday morning, December 17, 1947, from the East Dubuque Funeral Home in East Dubuque, Ill., to Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, Wis., with burial in the church cemetery.
            The Rev. A.J. Goetzman officiated at the requiem high mass. The Reverend Arthur O'Neill, of Rockford, Ill., a cousin of the deceased, was in the sanctuary. Father Goetzman also delivered the funeral sermon and officiated at the graveside.
            Pallbearers were Jerome Fleege, Ireneaus Timmerman, Donald Salwolke, Paul Hoppenjan, Oswald Curtis, and Emmett Runde. Honorary pallbearers representing the Cuba City Council of the Knights of Columbus were Bernard Dalsing, Sylvester Puls, Anton Heller, Virgil Runde, Vince Vosberg, and Cletus Eckert.
            Members of the Potosi, Wisconsin, Veterans of Foreign Wars post, the Cuba City VFW post, and the Cuba City American Legion post had charge of military services at the cemetery. Those participating were Donald Hendrick, as commander; Martin Kunkel, past commander; Walter Hansen, chaplain; Joseph Kieler and Leo Placke, color guards; LaVerne Cook, Frank Alt, Martin Flesch, and Alfred Oyen, color bearers; George Gierens, commander of the firing squad; Merton Blindert, Vincent Lau, William Terry, Clare and Myron Fiedler, Henry Melssen, Victor Kowalski, and Francis Kemps, firing squad; and Red Goldthorpe, bugler. J.W. Murphy delivered the eulogy.

      Marian (Runde) Manemann married Alois W. Hauth in 1961, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Alois Hauth was born on October 20, 1914, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Louis and Christina (Humke) Hauth. Alois, who was called "Red," had been married previously to Alverna Casey, in 1942, at St. Raphael's Cathedral in Dubuque; she died in March 1957. Alois graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1934. Alois and Marian Hauth lived in Dubuque, Iowa, where they were members of Holy Ghost Catholic Church; Marian was also a member of the the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Alois "Red" Hauth was a sheetmetal worker until his retirement in 1976, and he was a volunteer at the Wahington Tool Library in Dubuque for ten years. Marian Hauth was a self-employed beautician.

      Alois W. "Red" Hauth, 83, of Ennoble Manor in Dubuque, Iowa, died at 1:20 a.m., Sunday, March 15, 1998, at Mercy Health Center, St. Joseph's Unit, in Dubuque. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the wake service was said at 4:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Mr. Hauth was survived by his wife, Marian, of Dubuque, Ia.; a daughter, Susan (William) Milligan, of Westminster, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Margaret (Tom) Beurskens, of Sarasota, Fla.; a stepson, Stephen Manemann, of Janesville, Wis.; and two stepgrandchildren, Marc Beurskens and Julia DeFilippi. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Herbert and Wilford Hauth; and a sister, Lucille Vyverberg.

      Marian G. (Runde) Manemann Hauth, 89, of Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Westmore Drive in Dubuque, died Friday, August 24, 2007, at the care center. Family and friends called from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, August 26, at Hoffmann-Schneider Funeral Home in Dubuque, where there was a prayer service at 4:30 p.m. Services were at noon, Monday, August 27, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dubuque. Burial was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Kieler, Wisconsin.
            Mrs. Hauth was survived by a daughter, Margaret (Thomas) Beurskens, of Longmont, Colo.; a son, Steven Manemann, of Janesville, Wis.; a stepdaughter, Susan (William) Milligan, of Westminister, Colo.; two grandchildren, Marc (Avril) Beurskens and Julia (John) DeFilippi; three great-grandchildren, Ryan Thomas DeFilippi, Tess DeFilippi and Olivia Beurskens; a sister, Ann (Lloyd) Streif, of Dubuque, Ia.; two sisters-in-law, Violet Runde, of Cuba City, Wis., and Dolores Manemann, of Platteville, Wis.; and a brother-in-law, David Schmitt, of Madison, Wis. She was preceded in death by her first husband George Manemann in 1947 and her second husband Red Hauth in 1998; her parents, Ollie and Margaret (Petry) Runde; two sisters, Florence Helgeson and Elaine Schmitt; and two brothers, Richard and Donald Runde.

    • Virginia Manemann was born on December 26, 1926, daughter of Albert and Louisa (Kieler) Manemann.

      Virginia Manemann, 75, of Platteville, Wisconsin, died Thursday, October 31, 2002, at Gray's Nursing Home in Platteville. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 3, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Platteville, where family and firends called after 9:30 a.m., Monday. Burial was in Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery in Kieler, Wisconsin. Bendorf Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

  8. Arthur I. Kieler was born on November 1, 1888, in Kieler, Wisconsin, son of George and Dorothy (Montag) Kieler. Arthur Kieler died as an infant or young child.

  9. Margareth Kieler was born on July 17, 1890, in Kieler, Wisconsin, daughter of George and Dorothy (Montag) Kieler. Margareth Kieler died as an infant or young child.

  10. Agatha E. Kieler was born on February 5, 1892, in Kieler, Wisconsin, daughter of George and Dorothy (Montag) Kieler. Agatha Kieler married Henry E. Averkamp on July 29, 1924, at Kieler, Wisconsin. Henry Averkamp was born on September 19, 1878, in Kieler, Wisconsin, son of Anton Vicentius and Anna Mary (Wilmes) Averkamp. Henry and Agatha Averkamp lived at Kieler, Wisconsin, where they were members of Immaculate Conception Church. Henry was also a member of the church's Holy Name Society. Henry operated a garage in Kieler until his retirement circa 1935. Born to Henry and Agatha Averkamp were an infant daughter Averkamp, Ralph George Averkamp, and Anna Dorothy Averkamp.

    Henry Averkamp, 67, died at the family residence in Kieler, Wisconsin, at 3:10 Wednesday morning, January 23, 1946, after an illness of one month. He was a lifelong resident of that village. The body was viewed at the family home in Kieler, from where the funeral was held Friday morning, January 25, to the Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler at 9 o'clock, with the Rev. A. Goetzman, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery. The East Dubuque Funeral Home of East Dubuque, Illinois, was in charge of arrangements.
          Mr. Averkamp was survived by his wife, Mrs. Agatha (Kieler) Averkamp; a son, Ralph Averkamp; a daughter, Miss Ann Averkamp, at home; one sister, Miss Margaret Averkamp, of Kieler, Wis.; and one brother, Frank Averkamp, of Kieler, Wis. He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

    POTOSI, Wis.--Funeral services for Mrs. Agatha Averkamp, 65, who died Thursday, July 18, 1957, at a Lancaster, Wisconsin, hospital, were at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 20, from the Eckstein Funeral Home in Potosi to the St. Thomas Church in Potosi. Burial was in the Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery at Kieler, Wisconsin. Family and friends called after 3 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home, where the Rosary was recited at 9 p.m., Thursday and Friday.
          Mrs. Averkamp was survived by her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Fritz, of Potosi, Wis.; a son, Ralph Averkamp, of Kieler, Wis.; three sisters, Mrs. Albert Brandt, of Delavan, Minn., Mrs. Louisa Manneman, of Hazel Green, Wis., and Mrs. George Weber, of Kieler, Wis.; and two brothers, Henry Kieler, of Washington, D.C., and Lawrence Kieler, of Gratiot, Wis.

    Children of Henry and Agatha (Kieler) Averkamp:

    • [daughter] Averkamp, born and died September 25, 1925.

    • Ralph G. Averkamp was born on January 21, 1927, in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, son of Henry and Agatha (Kieler) Averkamp.

      Ralph G. Averkamp, 72, of Potosi, Wisconsin, died Sunday, February 14, 1999, at Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster, Wisocnsin. Private family services were held with the Rev. Richard J. Leffler officiating. Burial was in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in Potosi. The Metcalfe-Kuenster-Page Funeral Home in Potosi was in charge of arrangements.
            He was survived by a sister, Anna Fritz, of Potosi, Wis.; a niece; and four nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

    • Anna Averkamp, daughter of Henry and Agatha (Kieler) Averkamp, married Kenneth Fritz on Wednesday, October 13, 1950, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, Wisconsin, with the Rev. A.J. Goetzmann, pastor, reading the double-ring ceremony. The bride's cousin, Jeanette Jansen, was maid of honor, and Lawrence Weber, cousin of the bride, served as best man. Kenneth Fritz was born on June 27, 1921, son of William and Margaret E. "Maggie" (Leindecker) Fritz (Margaret Fritz subsequently married Frank H. Richard).

      Kenneth E. Fritz, 62, of Potosi, Wisconsin, died Friday morning, August 26, 1983, at St. Joseph's Unit, Mercy Health Center, in Dubuque, Iowa. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Monday, August 29, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Potosi. Burial was in the church cemetery, where combined military honors were accorded by American Legion Post 473 (of which he was present commander) and VFW Post 5276. Family and friends called from 3 to 9 p.m., Sunday, August 28, at Metcalfe-Kuenster Funeral Home in Potosi, where the Amercian Legion service was held at 7 p.m. and the rosary was said at 8 p.m.
            He was survived by his wife, the former Anna Averkamp; a daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Margaret) Hesseling, of Dickeyville, Wis.; four sons, Don Fritz, of Lancaster, Wis., Ray Fritz, of Potosi, Wis., and Ron Fritz and Jim Fritz, both at home; two grandchildren; and a brother, Glen "Jack" Fritz, of Lake Mills, Wis.

  11. Mathilda Kieler was born in September 1894 in Kieler, Wisconsin, daughter of George and Dorothy (Montag) Kieler. Mathilda Kieler married George F. Weber circa 1918. George Weber was born on September 27, 1892, in Wisconsin, son of August Henry and Gertrude (Haas) Webber. George and Mathilda Weber lived at Kieler, Wisconsin..

    Mathilda (Kieler) Weber died in 1966 [February 8?]. George F. Weber died in May 1971. They are buried in Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery in Kieler, Wisconsin.

    Children of George and Mathilda (Kieler) Weber:

    • Dorothy M. Weber, daughter of George and Mathilda (Kieler) Weber, married Francis B. Oldenburg on April 8, 1942, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, Wisconsin. Francis Oldenburg was born on September 1, 1914, on the family farm at Galena, Illinois, son of Albert and Helena (Schnerre) Oldenburg.
            Francis and Dorothy Oldenburg lived at Galena, Illinois, where they were members of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
            Francis farmed the family farm from 1942 until his retirement in 1980. The family farm became an Illinois Century Family Farm in 1977. Francis served on the parish council of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Galena and also was a member of the Holy Name Society. Francis was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus of Galena. He was also a member of the Galena Elks Lodge for many years and was the Rawlins Township road commissioner for 12 years.
            Francis was an avid member of the Cast Iron Seats Club traveling to many antique sales collecting cast irons seats and other farm collectibles. He enjoyed traveling in the United States and abroad. Francis enjoyed his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed playing cards and watching the Cubs. He was always there to listen or lend a helping hand whenever anyone needed help. He never turned anyone down.
            Francis and Dorothy Oldenburg of Galena, Illinois, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 5, 1992, with a 10:30 a.m. guitar Mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Galena, and an open house-dinner reception from noon to 4 p.m. at Guler's Swiss Haus, rural Cuba City, Wisconsin. Their children are William (and Sherry) Oldenburg, Ann (and Carl) Schoenhard, and John (and Tammy) Oldenburg, all of Galena. They have six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
            Ten years later they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 28, 2002, with a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Mary's Catholic church, Galena, and a family dinner at Timmerman's Supper Club in East Dubuque, Illinois. Their children are Bill (Karen) Oldenburg, Ann (Carl) Schoenhard, and John (Tammy) Oldenburg, all of Galena, Illinois. They have nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a step-great-grandchild.

      Francis B. Oldenburg, 96, of Galena, Illinois, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community in Galena. Funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 19, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Galena. Burial was in the church cemetery. Family and friends called from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 18, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel in Galena, where a scripture wake service was held at 3 p.m.
            Francis was survived by his loving wife, Dorothy, of almost 69 years on April 8; his children, Bill (Karon) Oldenburg, Ann (Carl) Schoenhard, and John (Tammy) Oldenburg, all of Galena, Ill.; his grandchildren, Angie (friend, Jay) Young of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Julie (Mike) Kapparos and Jody (Mark) Calvert, both of Galena, Ill., Blaine (Trisha) Schoenhard of Dubuque, Ia., and Rachel, Adrienne, and April Oldenburg of Galena, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Nathan Oldenburg of Boscobel, Wis., Andrea Oldenburg of Minneapolis, Minn., D.J. Kapparos of Omaha, Neb., Gabby Kapparos of Galena, Ill., and Tyler, Natalie, and Kristen Calvert, all of Galena, Ill.; step-grandchildren, Sharie (Tim) Maloney of Lake Forest, Ill., Jon (Jodi) Schoenhardt of Galena, Ill., and Kim Schoenhard of Florida, Hayley Winter of Dubuque, Ia., Shawn (Kim) Saunders of Warren, Ill., and Shane (Jen) Saunders of Machesney Park, Ill.; step great-grandchildren, Ryan, Brett, Cliff and Taylor Arns, and Will and Caitlin Maloney of Lake Forest, Ill., A.J., Christian, and Hayley Schoenhard of Galena, Ill., and Tyler, Brayden, Carsyn, and Kyron Saunders of Warren, Ill., and Fiona Saunders of Machesney Park, Ill.; and four sisters, Antionette Staggs of Lebanon, Ore., Imelda Olech of Chicago, Ill., and Mary Wienen and Dorie Virtue, both of Galena, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Albert Raymond, Robert, Ambrose, and Leo Oldenburg; one sister, Gladys Green; a daughter-in-law, Sherry Oldenburg; a grandson, Tony Oldenburg; and a granddaughter, Erin A. Schoenhard.

    • Marcella Weber, daughter of George and Mathilda (Kieler) Weber, married Herbert Lampe on May 10, 1950, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, Wisconsin. Herbert Lampe was born on January 19, 1926, at Bellevue, Iowa, son of Arion Edward and Mary Anna (Heiar) Lampe. Herbert was a veteran of World War II. Herbert and Marcella Lampe lived Zwingle, Iowa, where they farmed.

      Herbert Leroy Lampe, 54, of Zwingle, Iowa, died at 10:05 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, 1980, at St. Joseph's Unit, Mercy Health Center, in Dubuque, Iowa. Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 22, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in La Motte, Iowa. Burial was in the church cemetery. Family and friends called from 3 to 10 p.m., Friday, March 21, at the De Wachter-Haudenshield Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the scripture service was held at 7:30 p.m.
            He was survived by his wife, the former Marcella Weber; seven daughters, Janet Lampe, Karen Lampe, and Mrs. Robert (Alice) Balk, all of Dubuque, Ia., Mrs. Roger (Joan) Kunde, of Zwingle, Ia., Mrs. Dan (Barbara) Decker, of La Motte, Ia., and Lois Lampe and Laura Lampe, both at home; a son, Michael Lampe, of Zwingle, Ia.; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Veronica) Voss, of Dubuque; and four brothers, Cy Lampe and Tom Lampe, both of Dubuque, Ia., Alfred Lampe, of Bellevue, Ia., and Dr. A.E. Lampe of Davenport, Ia.

    • Lawrence George Weber, son of George and Mathilda (Kieler) Weber, married Eileen Catherine Averkamp, of East Dubuque, Illinois, on November 23, 1950, at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Menominee, Illinois. Eileen Averkamp was the daughter of Joseph E. and Florence C. (Schulting*) Averkamp.
      * = Florence's father Peter Schulting died when she was about two years old; her mother, Mary (Tranel) Schulting subsequently married John Handfelt, now Florence's stepfather.
            Larry and Eileen Weber live at Kieler, Wisconsin. He worked at John Deere Dubuque Works, retiring in September 1987. She is a homemaker.
            Lawrence "Larry" and Eileen Weber celebrated their 50th wedding Sunday, October 22, 2000, with a 10:30 a.m. Mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler, followed by an open house dinner reception at Runde's Hall in Kieler. Their children are Chris (Bob) Splinter, of Dickeyville, Wis., Keith Weber, of Hazel Green, Wis., Jim Weber, of Key West, Ia.; and Sarah (Joe) Foley, of Dubuque, Ia. They have two grandchildren.

      • Mary C. "Chris" Weber was born on July 23, 1952, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Lawrence and Eileen (Averkamp) Weber. Chris graduated from Hazel Green (Wis.) High School in 1970, and from Southwest Vocational/Technical School, Fennimore, Wis., in 1971. Chris Weber married Robert J. "Sox" Splinter on May 11, 1974.
              Chris worked as an executive secretary at the former Dubuque Packing Co. She was involved with the meat packing industry for 27 years. Most recently, she worked at Honkamp-Krueger in Dubuque. Chris was the secretary of several bowling leagues and an officer in the Dickeyville (Wis.) Women's Bowling Association. She enjoyed golfing immensely. Bob and Chris planned every vacation to be a golf vacation. Chris golfed in the old Dubuque Pack Golf League and the Women's Cole Acres Golf League. She was an officer of the Cole Acres Ladies Association. Gardening and flowers were her passion. Chris took care of a "flower plot" at the Holy Ghost Grotto. She also took care of the flowers at the Sun Valley Apartments in Dickeyville for a time.

        Mary C. "Chris" Splinter, 53, of 15 Walnut Drive, East Dubuque, Illinois, died Friday, December 23, 2005, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Services were at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 27, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, with the Rev. Francis Steffen, the Rev. Randy Timmerman, and the Rev. Bart Timmerman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Family and friends called from 2 to 8 p.m., Monday, December 26, at Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin.
              She was survived by her husband, Bob "Sox" Splinter, of East Dubuque, Ill.; her parents, Larry and Eileen Weber, of Kieler, Wis.; two brothers, Keith (Diane Kelly) Weber, of Hazel Green, Wis., and Jim (special friend, Connie Lucas) Weber, of Key West, Iowa; a sister, Sarah (Joe) Foley, and the "lights of her life - the kids we couldn't have," Morgan and Ben Foley, all of Dubuque, Ia.; her stepmother-in-law, Dorothy Splinter, of Dickeyville, Wis.; and 10 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Joseph and Florence (Shulting) Averkamp; her paternal grandparents, George and Mathilda (Kieler) Weber; her father and mother-in-law, Ira and Rita (Haase) Splinter; and a brother-in-law, Jim Splinter.


Sources include news articles and obituaries from the Dubuque Telegraph Herald and its predecessors, readings of gravestones at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery in Kieler, Wisconsin; a biographical entry for George Kieler in the 1901 Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa, and Lafayette, Wisconsin (pages 896-898, as transcribed at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigrant/bio351.htm); a biographical entry for George Kieler in the 1985 Jamestown Mutual Insurance Company's centennial publication; U.S. census records available on microfilm at the Dubuque Carnegie-Stout Public Library, the 1880 U.S. census, online at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website at http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, and the 1990 U.S. Census for Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, online at http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/wi/grant/1900/ed37-pg168a.txt; Grant County, Wisconsin Birth Records - Earliest to 1891, see http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigrant/links.htm; the Social Security Death Index Interactive Search, online at http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi; readings of grave markers at the Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery in Kieler, Wisconsin; and Dave Halm's WorldConnect webpages at Rootsweb.com, Haverhill, Marshall County, Iowa; NW JoDaviess County, IL; SW Grant County, WI; Wabasha, MN & Emsland, Hanover, Germany, at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=haverhill_iowa. Source of information for Leonard Kieler and Ann Marie Engbretson came from "Petterson-Nyborg-Ostby Genealogy" by Lillian DeNure.


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