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Johannes "John" Kieler (1800-1882)
Barbara (Kieler) Uthe (1836-1917)
Mathilda (Uthe) Schumacher (1865-1897)
Anna (Schumacher) Gerken (1895-1967)
Joan (Gerken) Larson (1926-1994)
Thomas Larson (1962-)

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Dorothea (Kieler) Richard Klaus (1832-1904) was my great-great-grandmother Barbara (Kieler) Uthe's sister. Dorothea Kieler married Joseph Richard (ca.1825-1864), and they came to America from Germany, settling first in Jamestown Township but then moving to Paris Township in Grant County, Wisconsin, where they farmed. After Joseph Richard died, Dorothea married Joseph Klaus (ca. 1832-after 1880).   T.L.

Joseph and Dorothea (Kieler) Richard
Joseph and Dorothea (Kieler) Richard Klaus

Dorothea Kieler was born on September 1, 1832, daughter of Johannes and Catharina (Hupe) Kieler [John and Katharina (Hupe) Kieler], in Germany, at Struth (Unstrut-Hainich, Thüringen).* Dorothea was baptized at St. Jakobus der Ältere [St. James the Greater] Church in Struth, and her godparent was Maria Dorothea Sander.
* = 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.

Dorothea Kieler married Joseph Richard, born circa 1825 in Germany, and they came to this country in 1853*, settled near Kieler, Grant county, afterward moving to Paris township, same county, where he died, leaving four children, John, Catherine, Henry, and Lawrence.
* = according to the 1900 U.S. Census.

Joseph Richard died on March 28, 1864, and he was buried in the Immaculate Conception church cemetery in Kieler, Wisconsin.

On May 1, 1865, Dorothea (Kieler) Richard married Joseph Klaus in Grant County, Wisconsin. He was born circa 1832 in Germany. Born to Joseph and Dorothea Klaus were Theresa, Louisa, and Margaret.

The 1870 U.S. census finds the Klaus household in Paris Township, Grant County, and consisting of Joseph Klaus, age 38, farmer; his wife Dorothea (name incorrectly given as Theresa), age 38, keeping house; their children Teresa Klaus, age 4, and Louisa Klaus, age 2; and Dorothea's children from her first marriage, John Richards, age 16, works on farm; Catharine Richards, age 11, at home; Henry Richards, age 9; and Lawrence Richards, age 7. The parents were both listed as being born in Prussia, and the children were all born in Wisconsin. The value of the real estate was listed as $3300 and their personal estate at $1000.

The 1880 U.S. census has the Klaus household in Paris Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, consisting of Joseph, age 48, farmer, born in Prussia; Dorothea, his wife, age 48, keeping house; Theresa, daughter, age 14, born in Wisconsin; Louisa, daughter, age 12, born in Wisconsin; Margaret, age 9, born in Wisconsin; Laurence Richart, stepson, age 17, born in Wisconsin, works on farm; and Henry Richart, stepson, age 19, born in Wisconsin, works on farm. Circa 1900, Dorothea was reportedly living at Kieler, Wisconsin, and the 1900 U.S. Census does list Dorothea, with her last name spelled as Klause, in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, age 68, a widow, who had seven children, six of whom were still living.

Dorothea (Kieler) Richard Klaus died on July 9, 1904, and she was buried in the Immaculate Conception church cemetery in Kieler, Wisconsin.


Children of Joseph and Dorothea (Kieler) Richard:

  1. John Richard was born June 24, 1854, near Kieler, Wisconsin, son of Joseph and Dorothea (Kieler) Richard. John Richard married Dorothea Jansen on September 26, 1876. Dorothea was born June 16, 1859* in Paris Township, Wisconsin, daughter of John and Lucia Jansen. John and Dorothea Richard resided on a farm near Kieler, Wisconsin, until circa 1921, when they moved into Kieler. They were members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler.
    * = June 16 is Dorothea's birthdate as recorded in an obituary for her; 1859 is the birth year as recorded on her gravestone; the obituary had her birth year as 1860; 1865 is listed as her birth year in an online transcription of the 1900 U.S. census.

    Born to John and Dorothea Richard were Dorothy Richard (Mrs. Joseph Klaas), Lucy Richard (Sister M. Macrina), John Richard, Elizabeth Richard (Mrs. Joseph Baldasty), Henry Richard, Mathias Richard, Frank Richard, Rudolph Richard, and Edward Richard.

    MAN, 82, HANGS SELF AT KIELER.
    Was Despondent Over Ill Health.
    The body of John Richard, 82, was found Thursday, September 17, 1936, hanging from a rafter in a shed at the rear of his home in Kieler, seven miles from Dubuque, Iowa, on the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi River. Relatives said he was despondent over ill health.
          The funeral of John Richard was held from the home in Kieler, Wisconsin, Monday morning, September 21, at 9 o'clock to Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, where the Rev. John Richard, of Buckingham, Iowa, nephew of Mr. Richard, read the requiem high mass. He also said the prayers in the cemetery adjoining the church.
          Active casketbearers were Adam Haas, Louis Brandt, Peter Timmerman, George and John Dalsing, and Charles Kunkel. Honorary casketbearers were John Schroeder, Herman Dalsing, John Pickel, Val Gunderman, George Loeffelholz, and Paul Klaas. Members of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin attended the services in a body.
          Mr. Richard was survived by his wife, Dorothea; two daughters, Sister Macrina, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Mrs. Joseph Baldasty, of Green Acres, Wash.; four sons, John Richard, of Dubuque, Ia., and Henry Richard, Frank Richard, and Edward Richard, all of Kieler, Wis.; and 21 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Klaas, and two sons, Matt Richard and Rudolph Richard.

    Mrs. Dorothea Richard, 83, widow of John Richard, died at the family residence in Kieler, Wisconsin, Sunday evening, April 23, 1944, at 11:30 o'clock, after a lingering illness. The body rested at the family residence, and the funeral was held from the home to Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, Wednesday morning, April 26, at 9 o'clock, with the Rev. A.J. Goetzman officiating. Father Goetzman delivered a sermon and also said the prayers at the graveside in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
          Pallbearers were Arnold and Clarence Klaas, and Bert, Robert, Thomas, and Vernon Richard, all grandsons of the deceased. Members of the Mothers Sodality of the church attended in a body.
          Mrs. Richard was survived by six children, Sister Macrina, of St. Joseph's Convent, Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. Joseph Baldasty, of Green Acres, Wash., John Richard, of Dubuque, Ia., and Henry Richard, Frank Richard, and Edward Richard, all of Kieler, Wis.; 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and a number of nephews and nieces. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter and two sons.

    Children of John and Dorothea (Jansen) Richard:

    • Dorothy Cordula Richard was born January 15, 1878, in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, daughter of John and Dorothea (Jansen) Richard. Dora Richard married Joseph M. Klaas on February 28, 1901. Joseph Klaas was born December 28, 1871, in Kieler, Wisconsin, son of Johann Herman and Susanna Adelheid (Wibben) Klaas. Joseph and Dora Klaas lived in Dubuque, Iowa, after their marriage, and they were members of Sacred Heart Church. Dora was a member of the church's Rosary Society and of the W.C.O.F. Joseph Klaas was a carpenter, and he was employed by the Metz Manufacturing Company in Dubuque.

      MRS. KLAAS PASSES AWAY.
      Wife of Joseph M. Klaas Died Monday.
      Mrs. Dora C. Klaas, wife of Joseph M. Klaas, died Monday evening, February 28, 1916, at the family residence on Lincoln Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa, aged 38 years.
            Her death is mourned by her husband and four children, Catherine, Arnold, Clarence, and Herbert, also her parents, two sisters, and five brothers.
      LAST RITES FOR MRS. KLAAS.
      Rev. Father Richard Offers Requiem Mass at Sacred Heart.
      The funeral of Mrs. Dora Klaas took place Thursday morning, March 2, 1916, from the family residence to Sacred Heart Church in Dubuque, where requiem mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Richard, cousin of the deceased. The burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, Father Richard also officiating at the grave.
            St. Clara Court, W.C.O.F., of which the deceased was a member, was represented by the following as honorary pallbearers: Mesdames E. Mulgrew, Edward Ryder, H. Kress, J. Huss, E. Koening, R. Fowlston, L. Paten, and N. Muenster. The active pallbearers were Geo. Rettenmeyer, Geo. Jaeger, Peter Bertgen, Anton Haas, Henry Lippe, and John Bertgen.

      Joseph Klaas later boarded at a residence on White Street in Dubuque, and he became a member of St. Mary's Church. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and also an active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

      VETERAN METZ WORKER IS KILLED.
      Joseph M. Klaas, 60, Is Victim.
      Joseph M. Klaas, 60, was fatally injured at the plant of the Metz Manufacturing Company of Seventeenth and Elm Streets in Dubuque, Iowa, at 11:45 o'clock, Thursday morning, November 19, 1931.
            He was engaged in cutting eight-inch pine blocks of wood with a rip saw, when one of the blocks "kicked back" with terrific force and struck him directly over the heart. He fell to the floor, attempted to rise to his feet, collapsed and died within five minutes. Henry Friedman, of Clark Street in Dubuque, a fellow worker, witnessed the accident.
      Was Veteran Employe.
      Mr. Klaas was one of the veteran employes of the Metz company, having worked there for many years. His wife is dead and he made his home at the residence of the Misses Elizabeth, Lena, and Tillie Hartman on White Street in Dubuque.
            The body was removed to the funeral home of Coroner Al Didesch in Dubuque. The coroner announced that no inquest would be held.
            A daughter, Mrs. Walter Brimeyer, and two sons, Arnold and Clarence Klaas, reside at North Buena Vista, Iowa. They were notified of the tragedy by Coroner Didesch and funeral arrangements were awaiting their arrival in Dubuque during the afternoon.
      Second Tragedy in Family.
      On March 27, 1930, Herbert Klaas, another son of Thursday's tragedy victim, was killed at North Buena Vista. He was crossing a trestle with Norman Brimeyer when a train came along. Klaas either leaped or was knocked off the trestle into an almost dry but still muddy creek bed. Brimeyer was seriously injured and unconscious for several hours. When he regained consciousness, his first question was, "What happened to Herbert?" A search was instituted immediately and Herbert's body was found in the creek under the trestle. Brimeyer recovered from his injuries. [This account varies from the newspaper reporting at the time of the incident; see below.]
      Funeral.
      A Mass of Requiem for Joseph Klaas was read at 9 o'clock, Saturday morning, November 21, at St. Mary's Church in Dubuque, by the Rev. Father Smith, an assistant pastor of the North Buena Vista church. Father Smith preached a sermon at the conclusion of the mass. The body was interred in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. The pallbearers were Theodore Didesch, Henry Kieler, John Tillman, John Feller, John Rohner, and John Friedman. The funeral was largely attended.
            Mr. Klaas was survived by one daughter, Mrs. Walter Brimeyer, and two sons, Arnold Klaas and Clarence Klaas, all of North Buena Vista, Ia.; three grandchildren; and four brothers, Fred Klaas, of Louisburg, Wis., Herman Klaas and Paul Klaas, both of Kieler, Wis., and Bernard Klaas, of North Buena Vista, Ia. His wife and fours sons preceded him death.

      Children of Joseph and Dora (Richard) Klaas:

      • Catherine D. Klaas was born June 28, 1901, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Joseph and Dora (Richard) Klaas. Catherine Klaas married Walter J. Brimeyer. Walter Brimeyer was born April 29, 1901, in North Buena Vista, Iowa, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Brimeyer. Walter and Catherine Brimeyer lived at North Buena Vista, where they were members of Immaculate conception Church. Walter was also also a member of the church's Holy Name Society and Catherine of its Rosary Society. Walter and Catherine owned and operated the Brimeyer General Store in North Buena Vista for many years.

        Mrs. Walter J. (Catherine D.) Brimeyer, 78, of Kirkwood Street in Dubuque, Iowa, and formerly of North Buena Vista, Iowa, died at 7:55 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 1979, at St. Joseph's Unit, Mercy Health Center, in Dubuque. Visitation was until 10 p.m., Thursday, October 18, at Behr's Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the scripture wake service was held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 19, at Immaculate Conception Church in North Buena Vista, and burial was in the church cemetery.
              Mrs. Brimeyer was survived by her husband, Walter; two daughters, Mrs. James (Norma) Murray and Mrs. Carl (Mary Adele) Heer, both of Dubuque, Ia.; a son, Leon J. Brimeyer, of Dubuque, Ia.; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Arnold Klaas, of North Buena Vista, Ia.

        Walter J. Brimeyer, 81, of North Buena Vista, Iowa, died at 4 a.m., Friday, February 18, 1983, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carl (Mary Adele) Heer, in Dubuque, Iowa. Visitation was from noon to 9 p.m., Sunday, February 20, at Behr's Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the parish wake service was said at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 21, at Immaculate Conception Church in North Buena Vista, and burial was in the church cemetery.
              Mr. Brimeyer was two daughters, Mrs. James (Norma) Murray and Mrs. Carl (Mary Adele) Heer, both of Dubuque, Ia.; a son, Leon J. Brimeyer, of Dubuque, Ia.; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Loretta McGuire, of Dubuque, Ia.; and two brothers, Fred Brimeyer, of North Buena Vista, Ia., and Norman "Sam" Brimeyer, of Dubuque, Ia.

      • Arnold J. Klaas was born November 2, 1904, son of Joseph and Dora (Richard) Klaas. Arnold Klaas married Maralda Brimeyer. Maralda Brimeyer was born January 26, 1909, in North Buena Vista, Iowa, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Brimeyer. Arnold and Maralda Klaas lived at North Buena Vista, Iowa, where they were members of Immaculate Conception Church. Arnold served as trustee of the church for many years and was a member of its Holy Name Society, and Maralda was member of its Rosary Society. Arnold served as a Clayton County supervisor for four years, and he was a member of St. Joseph Knights of Columbus, Council 4148. Arnold and Maralda farmed at North Buena Vista.

        Mrs. Arnold J. (Maralda B.) Klaas, 73, of North Buena Vista, Iowa, died at 5:15 a.m., Tuesday, April 13, 1982, at St. Joseph's Unit, Mercy Health Center, in Dubuque, Iowa. Visitation was from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, and from 3 to 9 p.m., Thursday, April 15, at Behr's Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the parish wake service was held at 8 p.m., Thursday. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 16, at Immaculate Conception Church in North Buena Vista, and burial was in the church cemetery.
              Mrs. Klaas was survived by her husband, Arnold; a daughter, Mrs. Ron (Helen) Weiner, of Dubuque, Ia.; a son, Roger N. Klaas, of Wadsworth, Ohio; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Loretta McGuire, of Dubuque, Ia.; and three brothers, Fred Brimeyer and Walter Brimeyer, both of North Buena Vista, Ia., and Norman "Sam" Brimeyer, of Dubuque, Ia.

        Arnold J. Klaas, 80, of North Buena Vista, Iowa, died at 10 a.m., Sunday, January 20, 1985, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa. Visitation was until 9 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, at the Behr Funeral Home in Dubuque, Iowa, where the parish wake service was at 7:30 p.m. and the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus rosary at 8:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 23, at Immaculate Conception Church in North Buena Vista, and burial was in the church cemetery.
              Mr. Klaas was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ronnie (Helen) Weiner, of Dubuque, Ia.; a son, Roger N. Klaas, of Wadsworth, Ohio; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

      • Clarence P. Klaas was born April 7, 1907, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Joseph and Dora (Richard) Klaas. In 1930, Clarence was living at Detroit, Michigan, and in 1931, at North Buena Vista, Iowa, according to obituaries for his brother Herbert and his father Joseph. Clarence Klaas married Agnes M. Heiderscheit. Agnes Heiderscheit was born on August 18, 1912*. Clarence and Agnes Klaas lived at Dubuque, Iowa. Clarence was employed at Sunbeam Bakery for 15 years and later at Caradco for 7 years. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Holy Name Society.
        * = born on August 18, 1912, according to her gravestone, as transcribed online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iatpg/Julien/MtCalvary/Mt.Calvary-SectionC.html; born on August 7, according to an online SSDI.

        Clarence P. Klaas, 63, of Lincoln Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa, died at 4:15 p.m., Sunday, June 14, 1970, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. Visitation was after 7 p.m., Monday, June 15, at Didesch Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the Rosary was said at 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 16. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 17, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
              Mr. Klaas was survived by his wife, Agnes; two sons, Herbert Klaas and Richard Klaas, both of Dubuque, Ia.; three daughters, Gloria Klaas, at home, Mrs. LeRoy (Virginia) Nelson, of Dubuque, Ia., and Mary Claire Klaas, at home; eight grandchildren; a brother, Arnold Klaas, of North Buena Vista, Ia.; and a sister, Mrs. Walter (Catherine) Brimeyer, of North Buena Vista, Ia.

        Agnes M. Klaas, 83, of Dubuque, Iowa, died December 20, 1995. She was buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa.

      • Herbert Klaas was born circa 1912, son of Joseph and Dora (Richard) Klaas.

        DUBUQUE YOUTH IS KILLED LEAPING OUT OF TRAIN'S PATH
        Herbert Klaas Jumps Off Bridge at Buena Vista, Drowns.
        Herbert Klaas, 18-year-old Dubuquer, lost his life in a small creek that empties into the Mississippi River at North Buena Vista, Iowa, at 1:30 o'clock, Thursday morning, March 27, 1930, when he leaped from a railroad bridge to escape being struck by a northbound freight train on the C. M. St. P. and P. railroad.
              Norman "Sam" Brimeyer, Klaas's 19-year-old companion, also leaped, but was fortunate in being over land at the point where he jumped, and escaped with a broken arm and bruises in his 15-foot fall.
        Find Body Quickly.
        There were practically no witnesses to the accident, and W.J. Beerman of Guttenberg, coroner of Clayton County, found it difficult to piece together events which led up to the tragedy. The coroner said that there was no evidence that Klaas had struck a bridge support in his fall, which strengthens the belief that he met death by drowning, although the shock of the fall may have made him unconscious. His body was recovered within 20 minutes after he leaped.
              This bridge, which Klaas and Brimeyer used as a short-cut from one section of the town of North Buena Vista to the other, is a typical single track, wooden railroad bridge, with no room for a man to stand when a train is passing.
        Decide to Leap.
        At the offices of the railroad here this morning, it was said that the engineer of the train, who was not named, could not see the youths due to the fact that the track curves before it reaches the bridge. He reported seeing a small light waving, which turned out to be a flash-light Brimeyer was carrying, but it was not until the engine had followed the curve to go on the bridge that the full glare of the spotlight fell on the two youths. Undecided, the youths paused, and then leaped. The first cars of the heavy, long freight had passed the spot before the engineer could bring the train to a stop. A coroner's jury was summoned by Beerman upon his arrival in North Buena Vista Thursday morning, jurors being Jacob Schroeder, John Engling, and F.J. Schroeder.
        Left City Recently.
        Herbert Klaas was a son of Joseph Klaas, of Fifteenth and White streets in Dubuque. He had gone to North Buena Vista only two weeks ago, where he was employed on the Klaas farm. He was also acting as a correspondent for the Telegraph-Herald and Times-Journal of Dubuque. Before leaving Dubuque, he had been employed by the Metz Manufacturing Company.
              Surviving besides his father are two brothers, Arnold of North Buena Vista, Ia., and Clarence of Detroit, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Walter Brimeyer and Mrs. George Spielbauer, both of North Buena Vista, Ia. Mr. Klaas was preceded in death by his mother, a sister, and two brothers.
              Norman Brimeyer is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Brimeyer.
        Funeral.
        The funeral of Herbert Klaas was held Saturday morning, March 29, from the home of his sister, Mrs. Walter Brimeyer, in North Buena Vista, to the Immaculate Conception Church at that town at 9 o'clock, a mass of requiem being read by the pastor, Rev. Smith. At the conclusion of the mass, Rev. Smith preached a sermon. He also said prayers at the graveside in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. The casket was supported by George Hefel, Ray Sauglin, Clarence Kipper, Vincent Brimeyer, Rudolph Richard, and Leander Hecki. The funeral was largely attended.

      The 1916 obituary for Dora Klaas lists her surviving children as Catherine, Arnold, Clarence, and Herbert. In 1931, the obituary for Joseph Klaas lists the surviving children as Mrs. Walter Brimeyer (Catherine), Arnold, and Clarence. Herbert had died the previous year, in 1930. Herbert Klaas's obituary has him survived by Mrs. Walter Brimeyer (Catherine), Arnold, and Clarence, but it also has him survived by a Mrs. George Spielbauer, but this seems to be erroneous.
            In addition, Joseph Klaas's obituary stated that he was preceded in death by four sons, one of whom was Herbert, who died the previous year, leading one to believe that Joseph and Dora Klaas had three other sons who died as infants or children. However, Herbert's obituary states he was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers--still three other children, but one of them was a girl.

    • Sister M. Macrina
      Lucy Richard was born December 1, 1881*, daughter of John and Dorothea (Jansen) Richard. Lucy entered St. Joseph Convent in Milwaukee on July 11, 1909; on August 10, 1910, she received her religious habit, and her religious name was Sister Mary Macrina. By 1957, Sister Macrina was retired to St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport, Wisconsin. Sister Macrina Richard died on January 28, 1973. She was buried in the Sisters' Cemetery at Campbellsport, Wisconsin, in section C3, row 14, plot 7.
      * = This date comes from an online database of the Sisters' Cemetery at http://www.campbellsport.govoffice.com/ and the 1900 U.S. census also has her birth month and year as December 1881. The 1957 Immaculate Conception Parish, Kieler, Wisconsin, centennial publication has Sister Macrina's birth date as November 29, 1880.

    • John Lawrence Richard was born June 11, 1884, in Kieler, Wisconsin, son of John and Dorothea (Jansen) Richard. John Richard married Caroline K. Wiederholt. Caroline Wiederholt was born March 9, 1887, in Kieler, Wisconsin, daughter of Valentine and Sophia (Schwerdt) Wiederholt. Circa 1927, the Richard family moved to Dubuque, Iowa, where they were members of the Church of the Nativity. John was a member of the Holy Name Society. He was a carpenter by trade all his life until circa 1942, when he was employed at the H.B. Glover Company.

      John L. Richard, 62, of West Third Street in Dubuque, Iowa, died at 6 o'clock, Friday morning, May 2, 1947, in the family home. Although his health had been poor for several years, his death was unexpected. The body was removed to the Hoffman Mortuary in Dubuque, where friends called after 7 o'clock, Saturday evening, May 3. The funeral rites were held from the mortuary to the Church of the Nativity in Dubuque at 9 o'clock, Monday morning, May 5. The Rev. Francis P. Friedl, assistant pastor, conducted the services, also delivering the sermon, and officiating at burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. Pallbearers were Fred Haas, Joseph Richard, Arnold Klaas, Luverne Wiederholt, Alfred Richard, and Ted Eddy, all relatives of the deceased.
            Mr. Richard was survived by his wife, Caroline; a daughter, Miss Vera Richard, of the home; two sons, Bert J. Richard, of Fort Atkinson, Ia., and Del J. Richard, of Creighton, Neb.; six grandchildren; three brothers, Henry Richard, Frank Richard, and Edward Richard, all of Kieler, Wis.; two sisters, Sister M. Macrina, St. Francis Order, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Mrs. Joseph Baldasty, of Spokane, Wash.

      Mrs. Caroline Richard, 63, of Nevada Street in Dubuque, Iowa, died at 2 a.m., Thursday, July 20, 1950, at Finley Hospital in Dubuque, after a six-month illness. She was the widow of John L. Richard. Visitation was after 7 p.m., Thursday, at the Egelhof Funeral Home in Dubuque. Funeral services were held Saturday morning, July 22, from the funeral home to the Church of the Nativity in Dubuque. The Rev. L.J. Shekleton, assistant pastor, celebrated the mass. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, with Father Shekleton saying the graveside prayers. Pallbearers were Ted Eddy, Dick Eddy, Alfred Richard, Jack Richard, Ralph Kircken, and Charles Norman.
            Mrs. Richard was survived by a daughter, Miss Vera Richard, of Dubuque; two sons, Bert Richard, of Fort Atkinson, Ia., and Del J. Richard, of Kemmerer, Wyo.; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Lucy) Richard and Mrs. Martin (Mary) Richard, both of Dubuque, Ia.; and four brothers, Ben Wiederholt, of Remsen, Ia., Alois Wiederholt, of Minneapolis, Minn., Michael Wiederholt, of Milwaukee, Wis., and William Wiederholt, of Dubuque, Ia. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1947 and one infant daughter.

    • Elizabeth B. Richard was born December 1, 1886, in Wisconsin, daughter of John and Dorothea (Jansen) Richard.. Elizabeth married Joseph Baldasty circa 1909. Joseph Baldasty was born circa 1882 in Austria, and came to the United States circa 1892-1894. In 1936 and 1944, Elizabeth Baldasty was living in Green Acres, Washington, according to the obituaries for her parents, John and Dorothea Richard.

      Elizabeth Baldasty died July 18, 1973, in Spokane, Washington.

    • Henry Joseph Richard was born March 22, 1890, in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, son of John and Dorothea (Jansen) Richard. In 1936 and 1944, Henry Richard was living in Kieler, Wisconsin, according to the obituaries for his parents, John and Dorothea Richard.

    • Mathias L. Richard was born June 30, 1892, in Wisconsin, son of John and Dorothea (Jansen) Richard. Mathias "Matt" Richard was employed by his father on the farm.

      THIRD VICTIM OF RIVER IN 24 HOURS.
      Matt Richard of Kieler, Wis., Drowns at Old Rock House near Kimball's Park.
      BODY RECOVERED SHORTLY THEREAFTER.
      Drove Over from Father's Farm near Kieler with Two Others Thursday Afternoon.
      The Mississippi River claimed its third victim inside of twenty-four hours on Thursday afternoon, August 15, 1912, when Matt Richard, aged twenty-one years, of Kieler, Wisconsin, was drowned at the Old Rock House, an old structure a short distance above Sinope Creek. Richard, accompanied by two companions, went up that way early in the afternoon to go swimming. After a short time in the water, Richard stepped off a reef, which runs along the creek, and was, as far as his companions know, seized with cramps, and sank immediately. He was accompanied by two young men named Johnson and Cullen.
            The accident occurred about three o'clock, and the body was recovered about an hour later by fishermen and his companions, who dragged the river at the same point where he went down. The water at that place was a little over ten feet deep.
            The victim of the tragedy was the son of John Richard, a farmer at Kieler, Wisconsin, and was employed by his father on the farm. Richard with his two companions drover over from Kieler on Thursday to spend the day at Kimball's Park.
            The father of the young man telephoned down Thursday evening requesting that the body be brought there immediately.

      Matt Richard was buried in the Immaculate Conception church cemetery in Kieler, Wisconsin.

    • Frank Christ Richard was born May 29, 1894, in Kieler, Wisconsin, son of John and Dorothea (Jansen) Richard. Frank Richard married Louise H. Gunderman. Louise Gunderman, who was called "LuLu," was born January 17, 1896, in Kieler, Wisconsin, daughter of Val and Elizabeth (Ginter) Gunderman. Frank and Louise Richard lived at Kieler, Wisconsin, where they were members of Immaculate Conception Church. Frank farmed in the community all his life until his retirement. Louise was also a member of the church's Ladies Sodality. Louise worked in the bakery departments of the Stampfer's and Roshek's department stores in Dubuque, Iowa, for many years.

      Frank C. Richard, 64, of Kieler, Wisconsin, died Saturday, May 16, 1959, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. Visitation was after 2 p.m., Sunday, May 17, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home in East Dubuque, Illinois, and the body was taken to the family residence at noon, Monday, May 18. Services were at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 18, at the family residence in Kieler, with the Rev. Joseph M. Brickl, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery in Kieler.
            Mr. Richard was survived by his wife, Louise; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Platten, of Dubuque, Ia.; a son, Vernon Richard, of Kieler, Wis.; two grandchildren; two sisters, Sister M. Macrina, OSF, of Campbellsport, Wis., and Mrs. Joe Baldasty, of Spokane, Wash.; and two brothers, Henry Richard, of rural Hazel Green, Wis., and Edward Richard, of Kieler, Wis.

      Louise H. "LuLu" Richard, 92, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, and formerly of Kieler, Wisconsin, died at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 1988, at The Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. Visitation was until 9 p.m., Monday, April 4, at the Haudenshield Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where the parish Rosary was said at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 5, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mrs. Richard was survived by a daughter, Jenell Platten, of Hazel Green, Wis.; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two great-great-stepgrandchildren; and a brother, Herbert Gunderman, of Dickeyville, Wis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, on May 16, 1959, and a son, Vernon, on April 25, 1964.

      • Jenell D. Richard was born on January 3, 1919, in Kieler, Wisconsin, daughter of Frank and Louise "Lulu" Richard. Jenell Richard married Frank Platten on June 23,1953, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Jenell worked for Stampfers Department Store in Dubuque, Iowa, where she was a waitress. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish in Kieler, and the church's ladies society. She was an avid card player, enjoyed bingo, old movies, bowling, and fishing. Jenell was fond of the holidays and loved time with family and friends.

        Frank Platten died on September 19, 1978.

        Jenell D. Platten, 87, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, died Wednesday, August 9, 2006, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called after 9:30 a.m., Saturday, August 12, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, Wisconsin, where funeral services followed at 11 a.m., Saturday, with the Rev. Francis Steffen officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew and loved her. The Haudenshield Funeral Home, Kieler, was in charge of arrangements.
              Mrs. Platten was survived by a niece, Jeanne (Gary) Lux, of Georgetown, Wis.; a nephew, William (Lyn) Richard, of Big Patch, Wis.; a sister-in-law, Dorothy M. Richard, of Cuba City; many nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her father, Frank, in 1959; her mother, Louise "Lulu," in 1988; a brother, Vernon Richard, in 1964; and a great-nephew, Chase William Scott.

    • Rudolph John Richard was born August 23, 1897, in Kieler, Wisconsin, son of John and Dorothea (Jansen) Richard. He resided in Kieler for many years. Circa 1922, Rudolph began working for Morrison Brothers Company in Dubuque, Iowa. Rudolph Richard married Miss Minnie Viola Clute Nimmo on October 8, 1930, in Earlville, Iowa. Minnie was born January 1, 1903, in Delaware County, Iowa, daughter of Eugene Arthur and Mary Jane (Taylor) Clute. Minnie was adopted by William and Esther Etta (Rizer) Nimmo. Rudolph was a Catholic and attended the Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler. He was affiliated with the Loyal Order of Moose in Dubuque.

      Rudolph Richard, 34, who had been ill for six months, died at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa, at noon, Monday, April 25, 1932. The body was taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Richard, in Kieler, Wisconsin. From there the funeral was held Wednesday morning, April 27, to the Immaculate Conception Church in that town at 9:30 o'clock. The mass of requiem was read by the pastor, the Rev. J. Greiveldinger. At the conclusion of the mass, Father Greiveldinger preached a sermon; he also said prayers at the grave in the cemetery adjoining the church. The casket was supported by Leonard Brandt, Al Mueller, Lewis Meyers, Arnold Gunderman, Leo Schueller, and Wilbert Uthe.
            Mr. Richard was survived by his widow, Minnie; his parents, John and Dorothea Richard; two sisters, Sister Mary Macrina, of the Franciscan order in Milwaukee, Wis., and Mrs. Joseph (Elizabeth) Baldasty, of Green Acres, Wash.; and four brothers, John Richard, of Dubuuqe, Ia., and Frank Richard, Henry Richard, and Edward Richard, all of Kieler, Wis. A sister and a brother preceded him in death.

      Minnie Richard later lived at Manchester, Iowa, where she worked as a nurse at Delaware County Memorial Hospital.

      Minnie Viola Richard, 81, of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and formerly of Manchester, Iowa, died Friday, July 27, 1984, at Los Alamos. Services were at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 1, at Vernon Funeral Home in Manchester. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery in Manchester.
            Mrs. Richard was survived by a foster daughter, Mrs. Burdette (Florence) Gleason, of Manchester, Ia.; and one sister, Elverna E. Christian, of Los Alamos, N. Mex. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph.

    • Edward P. Richard was born July 24, 1903, in Grant County, Wisconsin, son of John and Dorothea (Jansen) Richard. Edward Richard married Alice Christine Brandt on November 22, 1923, in Kieler, Wisconsin. Alice Brandt was born April 19, 1903, in Wisconsin, daughter of Louis and Victoria (Wiederholt) Brandt. Ed and Alice Richard lived at Kieler, Wisconsin, where they were members of Immaculate Conception Church. Ed was a member of the church's Holy Name Society, and Alice was a member of its Ladies Sodality. She was also a member of the Third Order of St. Francis. The family farmed, and Ed also worked in the circulation department of the Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, Iowa, for 20 years, until 1983. Ed was at one time director of the Grant County (Wis.) Farm Bureau, a director of the Grant County ASCS, for eight years a member of the Grant County Board of Supervisors, and also chairman of the Kieler Sanitation District.

      Alice Richard, 81, of Kieler, Wisconsin, died at 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, October 16, 1984, at Parkview Terrace Nursing Home in Platteville, Wisconsin. Visitation was from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, October 19, at Gene Siegert and Son Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where the Rosary was said at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 20, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mrs. Richard was survived by her husband, Edward; five sons, Robert L. Richard, John V. Richard, and Larry M. Richard, all of Kieler, Wis., Thomas F. Richard, of Hazel Green, Wis., and James P. Richard, of Madison, Wis.; four daughters, Mrs. Merlin (Dorothy Jane) Klaas, Mrs. Robert (Jeanette) Klaas, and Carol Ann Sagers, all of Platteville, Wis., and Mrs. Merlyn (Violet) Kuhl, of Clinton, Ia.; and 60 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.

      Edward P. Richard, 81, of Kieler, Wisconsin, died Thursday night, February 21, 1985, at St. Joseph's Unit, Mercy Health Center, in Dubuque, Iowa. Visitation was from 2 to 9 p.m., Sunday, February 24, at Gene Siegert and Son Funeral Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, where the Rosary was said at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Monday, February 25, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Richard was survived by five sons, Robert L. Richard, John V. Richard, and Larry M. Richard, all of Kieler, Wis., Thomas F. Richard, of Hazel Green, Wis., and James P. Richard, of Madison, Wis.; four daughters, Mrs. Merlin (Dorothy Jane) Klaas, Mrs. Robert (Jeanette) Klaas, and Carol Sagers, all of Platteville, Wis., and Mrs. Merlyn (Violet) Kuhl, of Clinton, Ia.; and 60 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren.

      • Violet Rita Richard was born on January 23, 1927, in Kieler, Wisconsin, daughter of Edward and Alice (Brandt) Richard. Violet Richard married Merlyn Kuhl on September 9, 1950, in Kieler, Wisconsin. Violet was a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy in Dubuque, Iowa. She also attended Loras College in Dubuque. Violet was a homemaker and was a cherished wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. In her free time Violet was involved in PEP's Mother's Club and Women of the Moose. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish. Violet always was kind to everyone and believed in and lived by the "Golden Rule." She enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with friends. She was proud of and had fond memories of her roots as a Wisconsin "Century Farm" girl.

        Violet Rita Kuhl, 80, of Clinton, Iowa, formerly of Kieler, Wisconsin, died Friday, April 20, 2007, at home, following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 24, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clinton, with the Rev. Anthony Herold officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandchildren. The Lemke Funeral Homes-Lyons Chapel in Clinton was in charge of arrangements.
              Mrs. Kuhl was survived by her husband of 56 years, Merlyn Kuhl, of Clinton, Ia.; three sons, Luke and John Kuhl, both of Clinton, Ia., and James (Colleen), of Dubuque, Ia.; four daughters, Mary (Craig) Matelich, of Great Falls, Mont., and Carol (James) Crigger, Margaret Kuhl and Joan (Randy) Current, all of Clinton, Ia.; 20 grandchildren, Anna and Matthew Current, Scott, Adam, Jacob and Jill Crigger, Emily, Samantha, Abigail and Alexander Dodd, Molly and Rachel Kuhl, Megan, Mark, Maureen and Mackenzie Kuhl, and Ben, Nathan, Joe and Tom Matelich; her siblings, Dorothy (Vernon) Alt, of LaValle, Robert (Viola) Richard, of Kieler, Wis., Jeanette (Robert) Klaas, of Platteville, Wis., Tom (Jeannette) Richard, of Kieler, Wis., John (Joan) Richard, of Kieler, Wis., Jim (Mary) Richard, of Madison, Wis., Larry (Diana) Richard, of Mineral Point, Wis., and Bob Campbell, of Wisconsin; sisters-in-law, Elaine Bromelkamp, of Rochester, Minn., and Mary Baumhover, of Dubuque, Ia.; and 60 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Alice Richard; two sons, Mark and Greg Kuhl; a sister, Carol Campbell; and her mother- and father-in-law, Emily and Oswald Kuhl.

      • Robert L. Richard was born on July 14, 1928, in Kieler, Wisconsin, son of Edward and Alice (Brandt) Richard. Robert Richard, who was called "Bob," married Viola Muller on April 19, 1949. Bob and Viola Richard farmed in the Kieler area for nearly 50 years. Bob Richard was employed at John Deere Dubuque Works from 1967 until retiring in 1989. Bob maintained the roads of Jamestown Township in Grant County, serving in that capacity with great dedication and commitment for nearly 40 years. He was active in both his community and church by being a member of the Kieler Athletic Club, the Holy Name Society, the Immaculate Conception Church Choir, Wisconsin Right to Life, and the Board of Directors for Jamestown Mutual Insurance. Bob's devotion to faith, family, church and community has set an example for all of us to follow.

        Robert L. "Bob" Richard, 78, of Kieler, Wisconsin, died Friday, July 6, 2007, at home. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Sunday, July 8, at Immaculate Conception Church in Kieler, where the parish wake service was at 3:00 p.m. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 9, at Immaculate Conception Church, with the Rev. Francis Steffen officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Casey Funeral Home of Cuba City, Wisconsin, was in charge of arrangements.
              Mr. Richard was survived by his wife of 58 years, Viola; four daughters, Mary (Michael) Goodall, of De Witt, Ia., Tammy (Jay) Kamran, of Round Lake, Ill., Judy (Steve) Opgenorth, of Sheboygan, Wis., and Jenny (Brian) Nilles, of Sherrill, Ia.; seven sons, Guy (Jane) Richard, of Kieler, Wis., Joe (Darlene) Richard, of Sparta, Wis., Randy (Kate) Richard, of Beaver Dam, Wis., Jeff (Linda) Richard, Jerry Richard, Ed (Mary Ann) Richard, and Frank (Laura) Richard, all of Kieler, Wis.; four brothers, Tom (Jeannette) Richard, of Kieler, Wis., Jim (Mary) Richard, of Madison, Wis., John (Joan) Richard, of Kieler, Wis., and Larry (Diane) Richard, of Mineral Point, Wis.; two sisters, Dorothy Jane (Vern) Klaas-Alt, of La Valle, Wis., and Jeanette (Bob) Klaas, of Platteville, Wis.; a brother-in-law, Merlin Kuhl, of Clinton, Ia.; 35 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and in-laws. He was preceded in death by a son, Tony; his parents; two sisters, Carol Campbell and Violet Kuhl; and a brother-in-law, Merle Klaas.
              Bob's heart's desire was for all people to come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord; to walk the narrow road and one day we'll all meet again at the banquet table in Heaven.

  2. Catherine Richard was born circa 1858 in Wisconsin, daughter of Joseph and Dorothea (Kieler) Richard. Catherine Richard married Frank Ludwig on April 15, 1879, in Grant County, Wisconsin. Frank was born in May 1849 in Germany, son of Martin and Anna Maria (Vogt*) Ludwig, and came to America in 1861, where the family originally settled in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Frank and Catherine Ludwig lived in Kniest Township, Carroll County, Iowa, where Frank's parents had also migrated.
    * = Faucht is given as Anna's maiden name in an obituary for Martin Ludwig. See http://iagenweb.org/boards/carroll/obituaries/index.cgi?read=60095

    Catherine Ludwig died circa 1895 to 1900. At the time of the 1920 and 1930 U.S. censuses, Frank Ludwig was residing in Carroll, Iowa, with his sister, Josephine Ludwig. Frank Ludwig was 80 years old at the time of the 1930 census.

    Children of Frank and Catherine (Richard) Ludwig:

    • Henry J. Ludwig was born in March 1880 in Carroll County, Iowa, son of Frank and Catherine (Richard) Ludwig. Henry Ludwig married Mary Agnes Naberhaus circa 1902. Mary Naberhaus was born September 24, 1876, in Iowa, daughter of Joseph William and Elizabeth (Boeling) Naberhaus. Henry and Mary Ludwig lived in Kniest Township, Carroll County, Iowa.

      Henry Ludwig died in 1938, and he was buried in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Iowa. Mary Ludwig, 96, died October 13, 1972.

    • Martin Ludwig was born January 16, 1882, in Carroll County, Iowa, son of Frank and Catherine (Richard) Ludwig. Martin Ludwig married Katherine V. Neppl on June 30, 1904, in Mount Carmel, Iowa. Katherine Neppl was born July 30, 1884, in Iowa, daughter of Andrew and Mary (Semler) Neppl. Martin and Katherine Ludwig lived in Kniest Township, Carroll County, Iowa.

      Martin Ludwig died February 3, 1962. Katherine Ludwig died January 27, 1962.

    • Josephine Ludwig was born June 1884 in Carroll County, Iowa, daughter of Frank and Catherine (Richard) Ludwig.

    • John J. Ludwig was born August 30, 1886, in Carroll County, Iowa, son of Frank and Catherine (Richard) Ludwig. John Ludwig married Anna J. Pape. Anna Pape was born in 1881.

      Anna Ludwig died in 1940. John Ludwig died in March 1970, with a last residence of Carroll, Iowa. They were buried in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery in Mount Carmel, Iowa.

    • Frank Ludwig was born in September 1891 in Carroll County, Iowa, son of Frank and Catherine (Richard) Ludwig.

    • Bernard Ludwig was born January 1895 in Iowa, son of Frank and Catherine (Richard) Ludwig.

  3. Henry Richard was born circa 1861, son of Joseph and Dorothea (Kieler) Richard. Henry Richard married Margaret Hoefer. Margaret Hoefer was born May 21, 1861, at New Vienna, Iowa, daughter of Adam and Barbara Hoefer. Henry and Margaret Richard lived at Dubuque, Iowa. Margaret belonged to the Rosary Society of St. Mary's Church in Dubuque and the Third Order of St. Francis.
    Margaret (Hoefer) Richard's October 1954 obituary stated she had moved to Dubuque 65 years previous, circa 1889; however, the obituary of her eldest child, the Rev. John Richard, has him being born in Dubuque in 1885. The obituary for her second child, Alfred, has him being born in Alton, Illinois, in 1887. The rest of the children were born in Dubuque.

    Henry Richard died in 1907.

    Mrs. Margaret Richard, 93, the widow of Henry Richard, died at 11:15 p.m., Thursday, October 21, 1954, at her home on Cleveland Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa. Visitation was after 7 p.m., Saturday. October 23, at the Strueber Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the Rosary Society met at 8 p.m., Saturday, to recite the Rosary. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m., Monday, October 25, at St. Mary's Church in Dubuque, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. J.J. Klott, pastor, officiating The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph E. Dunn, pastor of St. Columbkille's Church in Dubuque, was in the sanctuary. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. Pallbearers were Paul Kalb, George Tressel, Robert Jacquinot, and Thomas, Robert, and Vernon Richard, all relatives of Mrs. Richard.
          Mrs. Richard was survived by three daughters, Mrs. Margaret McGloughlin, Miss Loretta Richard, and Miss Agnes Richard, all of Dubuque, Ia.; three sons, Alfred F. Richard, of Blue Island, Ill., and Raymond Richard and Lawrence Richard, both of Chicago, Ill; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1907; a daughter who died in infancy, and a son, the Rev. John Richard, who died in 1945.

    Children of Henry and Margaret (Hoefer) Richard:


    • Rev. John Richard
      John H. Richard was born August 19, 1885, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Henry and Margaret (Hoefer) Richard. John Richard was educated at Loras College in Dubuque, and he received theological training at the North American College in Rome and Canisianium Seminary in Innsbruck, Austria, where he was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic faith on July 27, 1913, by Bishop Egger.

      The Reverend John Richard was a longtime pastor of Immaculate Conception Church at Blessing, Iowa, from July 1920 until ill health caused his resignation in 1944. Previously he was pastor of St. Stephen's Church in Chester, Iowa, for several months, and from 1913 to 1920 he was assistant pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Also, Immaculate Conception Church in North Buena Vista, Iowa, was a mission church attached to Sacred Heart in Dubuque from September 1913 to 1915, with pastor Rev. Arnold Boeding and his assistants, the Reverends John Richard and Henry Holthaus, in charge.

      DEATH CLAIMS FATHER RICHARD.
      Former Assistant at St. Mary's Church Died Monday.
      The Rev. John H. Richard, 59, a priest in the Archdiocese of Dubuque for nearly 32 years, died at 8:40 Monday morning, February 26, 1945, in Dubuque, Iowa, after a year's illness. The body was taken to the Hoffman Mortuary, where visitation was after 6 o'clock, Tuesday evening, February 27, and until 5 o'clock, Wednesday, February 28, when the remains were taken to St. Mary's Church in Dubuque to lie in state until 10 o'clock, Thursday morning, March 1, when a solemn pontifical high mass of requiem was offered. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Father Richard was survived by his mother, Mrs. Margaret Richard, of Iowa Street in Dubuque, Ia.; three sisters, Misses Loretta and Agnes Richard, both at home, and Mrs. Margaret McGloughlin, of Dubuque, Ia.; three brothers, Alfred Richard, of Blue Island, Ill., Raymond Richard, of Marshalltown, Ia., and Lawrence Richard, of Milwaukee, Wis.; and three nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his father and one sister.

      Funeral of Rev. John H. Richard.
      Funeral services for the Rev. John H. Richard were held at 10 o'clock, Thursday morning, March 1, 1945, at St. Mary's Church in Dubuque, Iowa, with a solemn pontifical requiem mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Henry P. Rohlman, coadjutor archbishop. The sermon was by the Rev. Joseph Richards, of Rickardsville, Ia., and the priests' choir, under the direction of the Rev. Emmett Kelly, with Miss Elizabeth Jungk as organist, sang the Gregorian requiem mass.
            Officers of the mass were the Rev. William Cremer, assistant priest; the Very Rev. F.P. Mulligan and the Rev. J.J. Smith, deacons of honor; the Rev. J. Fred Kriebs, deacon of the mass; the Rev. Louis E. Ernsdorff, subdeacon of the mass; masters of ceremonies, the Rev. Leo Jaeger and the Rev. Bertram Frommelt; the Rev. Joseph Schemmel, book bearer; the Rev. Bernard Collins, candle bearer, and the Rev. Roman Schares, mitre bearer.
            Present in the sanctuary were the Rt. Rev. Msgrs. D.V. Foley, J.L. Wolfe, J.V. Casey, Joseph Klott, August Thier, Peter O'Malley, and Michael Thiltgen; the Very Revs. M.J. Martin and Michael Kerper; and the Revs. John Mauer, Raymond Etteldorf, J.J. Zeyen, Luke Striegel, Joseph P. Quinn, Fidelis Kaufmann, Kenneth Ryan, James F. Delay, Ed Kurth, A.J. Drexler, Joseph Dunn, J.I. Patnode, William Banfield, Emmett Kelly, Greg. Einck, Raymond Duffy, Albert Nees, Albert Forster, James Kern, Joseph Campbell, Raymond Duggan, Michael O'Sullivan, Francis Bradshaw, Julius Olinger, Herbert Krueger, Patrick Malone, Gaudens Schroeder, OFM, and Richard Krapfl.
            Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa, where Father Zeyen, assisted by Fathers Frommelt, Cremer, and Ernsdorff, officiated at the graveside. Pallbearers were John P. Merkes, Edward Tressel, Joseph L. Richard, John Richard, Fred Haas, and Gus Hoefer, all cousins of the deceased.
            Attending the service from out of the city were Alfred Richard, of Blue Island, Ill.; Larry Richard, of Milwaukee, Wis.; Ella Thornton, of Ft. Madison, Ia.; Ed. Tressel, of Webster City, Ia.; Jake Hoefer, of Williams, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Gus Hoefer, of Galena, Ill.; Mrs. Ray Murray, of Waterloo, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Richard, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richard, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Richard, all of Kieler, Wis.; Mrs. Emil Schuster and Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hoefer, both of Farley, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hoefer and family, of Independence, Ia.; and a number of parishioners from Blessing and Traer, Ia.

    • Alfred F. Richard was born November 20, 1887, in Alton, Illinois, son of Henry and Margaret (Hoefer) Richard. Alfred Richard lived at Blue Island, Illinois, where he was a member of the Blue Island Police Department. He was an Army veteran of World War I, and he was a member of the Dubuque American Legion Post. He was a 50-year member of the Blue Island Aerie No. 1332 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Alfred Richard married Ida A. (Meis) Richard, the widow of his cousin Joseph Richard. Ida was born May 24, 1889, in Alton, Iowa, daughter of Frederick Wilhelm "Fritz" and Anna Maria Christina (Hoefer) Meis.

      Alfred F. Richard, 81, of West 11th Street in Dubuque, Iowa, died at 5:45 p.m., May 5, 1969, at Finley Hospital in Dubuque. Visitation was after 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, at the Strueber Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the Rosary was said at 7 p.m. by Nativity Parish. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 8, at the funeral home. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, where military honors were accorded by the Dubuque American Legion Post.
            Mr. Richard was survived by his wife, the former Ida A. Meis; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Gretchen Reb, of Dubuque, Ia.; two grandchildren; a brother, Larry Richard, of Miami, Fla.; and three sisters, Mrs. Margaret McGloughlin, Loretta Richard, and Agnes Richard, all of Dubuque, Ia.

      Ida Richard owned and operated an apartment house at 746 W. 11th Street in Dubuque for many years. She was a member of Nativity Parish in Dubuque.

      Mrs. Ida A. Richard, 97, formerly of West 11th Street in Dubuque, Iowa, died Thursday afternoon, October 2, 1986, at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, October 5, at the Hoffman-Schneider Funeral home in Dubuque, where the wake service was said at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, October 6, at Nativity Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Mrs. Richard was survived by two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Richard, in 1947; her second husband, Alfred Richard, in 1969, and a daughter, Gretchen Reb.

    • Raymond Richard was born in August 1891, in Dubuque County, Iowa, son of Henry and Margaret (Hoefer) Richard. In 1945, Raymond Richard was living in Marshalltown, Iowa, and in 1954, in Chicago, Illinois, according to the obituaries for his brother Rev. John Richard and his mother Margaret Richard.

    • Margaret Richard was born December 5, 1893, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Henry and Margaret (Hoefer) Richard. Margaret Richard married James F. McGloughlin on October 20, 1925, in Blessing, Iowa. James McGloughlin was born January 6, 1895, in Chicago, Illinois, son of James and Margaret McGloughlin. James F. and Margaret McGloughlin lived in Dubuque, Iowa, where the family were members of St. Columbkille's Catholic Church. James was a member of the church's Holy Name Society, and Margaret a member of its Rosary Society. James was a veteran of World War I, and he served overseas for 13 months. He was a member of the Dubuque Post of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. James was the holder of the contract for the collection of garbage in Dubuque.

      James McGloughlin, 49, died suddenly at his home on Cleveland Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa, at 11:30 o'clock, Monday night, April 24, 1944. The body was removed to the Ashworth and Bennett Funeral Home, from where the funeral was held to St. Columbkille's Church in Dubuque at 9 o'clock, Thursday morning, April 27. The Rev. Joseph E. Dunn acted as celebrant of the Mass, and he was assisted by the Rev. J.F. Kriebs as deacon and the Rev. Leo L. Logan as subdeacon. Father Dunn delivered a sermon and also said the prayers at the graveside in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Key West, Iowa.
            Pallbearers were Frank Thompson, Joseph Richards, William Thill, Patrick Casey, William Mulgrew, and Thomas J. Ryder. An honorary escort representing the Veterans of Foreign Wars was composed of Alphonse Wolf, Armand Hebert, and Austin Cook. Military honors were accorded by members of the local post of the American Legion. Participating were Martin Unmacht, commander; Louis J. Schloz, chaplain; Eldo Block, bugler; Roger Kutsch, Fred Fichter, Robert Carpentier, Martin Koenig, and William Schaefer, members of the firing squad; and Milo Harshbarger, G.S. Clift, Wendal Culp, Nick Kramer, Ed. Laury, John Williams Louis Hetland, and Joe Schueller, members of the color guard.
            Attending the services from outside the city were Larry Richard, of Milwaukee, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Young, of Oregon, Ill., and Mrs. Andrew Hillson, of Tomah, Wis.
            Mr. McGloughlin was survived by his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Rita and Margaret, and one son, James; and four sisters, Mrs. Thomas Campbell, and Mrs. Cletus Allen, both of Dubuque, Ia., Mrs. Clifford Young, of Oregon, Ill., and Mrs. Andrew Hillson, of Tomah, Wis. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

      Margaret McGloughlin, 84, of St. Francis Home and formerly of Cleveland Avenue in Dubuque, died at 6:30 a.m., Sunday, June 18, 1978, at St. Joseph's Unit, Mercy Health Center, in Dubuque. Visitation was from 3 to 9 p.m., Monday, June 19, at the Siegert Colonial Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the Rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 20, at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Key West, Iowa.
            Mrs. Richard was survived by a son, James McGloughlin, and a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Margaret) Sullivan, both of Dubuque, Ia.; 18 grandchildren; and two sisters, Agnes Richard and Loretta Richard, both of Dubuque, Iowa.

    • Lawrence Richard was born May 14, 1898, in Iowa, son of Henry and Margaret (Hoefer) Richard. In 1945, Lawrence "Larry" Richard was living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and in 1954, in Chicago, Illinois, according to the obituaries for his brother Rev. John Richard and his mother Margaret Richard.

      Lawrence Richard, 73, died in December 1971, with a last residence of Miami, Florida.

    • Loretta E. Richard was born May 14, 1898, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Henry and Margaret (Hoefer) Richard. Loretta Richard lived on Cleveland Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa, where she was a member of St. Columbkille's Catholic Church and its Rosary Society. She was employed as a bookkeeper at the Fleckenger Motor Company for many years.

      Loretta E. Richard, 94, of Ennoble Manor Care Center and formerly of Cleveland Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa, died at 6 p.m., Saturday, September 26, 1992, at Ennoble Manor. Family visitation was at the Ed Siegert-Al Didesch Colonial Funeral Home in Dubuque. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 29, at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Miss Richard was survived by a nephew, James (and Carolyn) McGloughlin, and a niece, Margaret Sullivan, both of Dubuque, Ia.

    • Agnes T. Richard was born October 21, 1902, in Iowa, daughter of Henry and Margaret (Hoefer) Richard. Agnes Richard lived on Cleveland Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa, where she was a member of St. Columbkille's Catholic Church.

      Miss Agnes Richard, 89, of Heritage Manor and formerly of Cleveland Avenue in Dubuque, died at 8:10 p.m., Sunday, January 19, 1992, at Heritage Manor. The Ed Siegert-Al Didesch Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 22, at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Miss Richard was survived by a sister, Loretta Richard, of Dubuque, Ia.

  4. Lawrence Richard was born January 14, 1863, in Wisconsin, son of Joseph and Dorothea (Kieler) Richard. He married Christina Vondran [Vondrum] circa 1885. Christina Vondran was born in 1863* in Wisconsin, daughter of Joseph and Mary Anna (Brandt) Vondran [Vondrum]. The Richard family lived first in Grant County, Wisconsin, at Dickeyville and Kieler, before moving to Dubuque, Iowa, circa 1897.** Lawrence was employed by the Milwaukee railroad for 20 years, retiring in 1917, and he was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America. The Richard family were members of Sacred Heart Church in Dubuque, and Lawrence was a member of the St. Aloysius Society.
    * = born in May 1861, according to the 1900 U.S. Census.
    ** = Lawrence Richard's November 1945 obituary stated he had lived in Dubuque for about 48 years.

    Christine Richard predeceased her husband (circa 1930-1945).

    Lawrence Richard, 82, of Elm Street in Dubuque, Iowa, died Wednesday morning, November 28, 1945, at 4:30, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. George Utzig, after being seriously sick since September, although he had been in failing health for a number of years. The body was viewed at the Didesch Funeral Home in Dubuque after 7 o'clock, Thursday evening, November 29. The funeral was held from Didesch's to Sacred Heart Church in Dubuque Saturday morning, December 1, where the mass of requiem was at 9 o'clock, with the pastor, the Very Rev. J. Fred Kriens, officiating and delivering a sermon. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, where Father Kriebs also officiated. The pallbearers were John L. Richard, Fred Haas, Clarence Elben, Henry Richard, George Vosberg, and Henry Kieler.
          Out of town persons at the last rites included Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ziegler and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Manthey, of Dyersville, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Richard, Charles Vondrum, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Richard, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richard, all of Kieler, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. George Vosberg, of Cuba City, Wis.; Clarence Elben, of Potosi, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Aloysius Vondrun [Vondrum?] and Jerome Vondrum, of Galena, Ill.; Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bernard and Andrew Vondrum, both of Cassville, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Vosberg and Mrs. Bruce Stockdale, of Rockford, Ill.; and Mrs. Hilda Monroe, of Chicago, Ill.
          Mr. Richard was survived by two sons, Joseph L. Richard and Melvin Richard, both of Dubuque, Ia.; three daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Dora) Ziegler, of Dyersville, Ia., and Mrs. William (Josephine) Brandt and Mrs. George (Margaret) Utzig, both of Dubuque, Ia; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Louise, of Butte, Mont. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine; one daughter, Isabelle; one son, Wilfred; and two sisters and two brothers.

    Children of Lawrence and Christine Richard:

    • Joseph L. Richard was born August 28, 1886, in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, son of Lawrence and Christine Richard. Joseph Richard married Ida A. Meis on September 17, 1912, at Maine, Minnesota. Ida Meis was born May 24, 1889, in Alton, Iowa, daughter of Frederick Wilhelm "Fritz" and Anna Maria Christina (Hoefer) Meis. Joseph and Ida Richard lived in Dubuque, Iowa, where they were members of the Church of the Nativity. Joseph was a member of the Holy Name and St. Vincent de Paul societies. He was a custodian at the Church of the Nativity for 23 years.

      Joseph L. Richard, 61, of West 11th Street in Dubuque, Iowa, died at 5:10, Sunday evening, November 30, 1947, at the family residence. He had been in failing health for two years and seriously ill for four months.The body was taken to the Hoffman Mortuary in Dubuque, where visitation was after 7 o'clock, Monday evening, December 1. Funeral services were held at 9 o'clock, Wednesday morning, December 3, from the mortuary to the Church of the Nativity in Dubuque. Rt. Rev. Msgr. M.L. Kerper, pastor, officiated at the service, with Rev. Lowell Shekleton and Rev. Donald Heineman, assistants at the church, in attendance. Msgr. Kerper preached the sermon. Interment was made in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, with Msgr. Kerper officiating at the graveside.
            Pallbearers were Henry Richard, August Hoefer, Paul Kalb, William Klauer, Henry Duve, and Joseph Spies, all cousins of the deceased. The Nativity chool children attended the services in a body as a tribute to Mr. Richard, who had served as custodian of the school and church for 23 years.
            Mr. Richard was survived by his wife, Ida; a daughter, Mrs. E.L. (Gretchen) Reb, of Washington, D.C.; three sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Dora) Ziegler, of Dyersville, Ia., and Mrs. William (Josephine) Brandt and Mrs. George (Margaret) Utzig, both of Dubuque, Ia.; and a brother, Melvin Richard, of Dubuque, Ia. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and a brother.

      Ida Richard later married Alfred F. Richard, a cousin of her late husband. Alfred Richard also preceded Ida in death, in 1969. Ida Richard owned and operated an apartment house at 746 W. 11th Street in Dubuque for many years. She was a member of Nativity Parish in Dubuque.

      Mrs. Ida A. Richard, 97, formerly of West 11th Street in Dubuque, Iowa, died Thursday afternoon, October 2, 1986, at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, October 5, at the Hoffman-Schneider Funeral home in Dubuque, where the wake service was said at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, October 6, at Nativity Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Mrs. Richard was survived by two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Richard, in 1947; her second husband, Alfred Richard, in 1969, and a daughter, Gretchen Reb.

      Child of Joseph and Ida (Meis) Richard:

      • Gretchen E. Richard was born June 30, 1917, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, daughter of Joseph and Ida (Meis) Richard. Gretch Richard married E.L. Reb. Gretchen Reb was a sales clerk at Roshek's department store in Dubuque, Iowa, and she taught swimming in handicapped children's classes. She was a member of the Rosary Society of Nativity Parish.

        Mrs. Gretchen E. Reb, 57, of West 11th Street in Dubuque, Iowa, died Wednesday afternoon, March 19, 1975, at Finley Hospital in Dubuque. Visitation was from 2 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 21, at Strueber Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the liturgical wake service was held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at the Church of the Nativity in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
              Mrs. Reb was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Neil (Roberta) Allen, of Chicago, Ill.; a son, Richard L. Reb, of Chicago, Ill.; a grandson; and her mother, Mrs. Ida Richard, of Dubuque, Ia.

    • Dora Richard was born November 14, 1888, in Kieler, Wisconsin, daughter of Lawrence and Christine Richard. She married Clarence T. Ziegler. Clarence Ziegler was born January 3, 1988. Clarence and Dora Ziegler lived in Dyersville, Iowa, where they were members of St. Francis Xavier Church. Dora was also a member of the church's Rosary Society.

      Mrs. Clarence (Dora) Ziegler, 65, of Dyersville, Iowa, died at 6:05 a.m., Monday, December 28, 1953, at Xavier Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. She had been seriously ill for a week. Visitation was after 7 p.m., Tuesday, December 29, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m., Thursday, December 31, from the funeral home to St. Francis Xavier Church in Dyersville, with the Rev. David Voels, assistant pastor, officiating. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, where the Rev. Robert Hirsch, assistant pastor, officiated. Pallbearers were Ed Domayer, Emil Manthey, William Deutmeyer, Anthony Lake, Leo Sherlock, and LaVern Cunningham.
            Mrs. Ziegler was survived by her husband, Clarence; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Jeanette) Manthey, of Dyersville, Ia.; a son, Edmund Ziegler, of Omaha, Neb.; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. George Utzig and Mrs. Bill Brandt, both of Dubuque, Ia.; and a brother, Melvin Richard, of Dubuque, Ia.

      Clarence Ziegler died in April 1969, with a last residence of Dyersville, Iowa.

    • Josephine C. Richard was born May 8, 1891, in Kieler, Wisconsin, daughter of Lawrence and Christine Richard. Josephine Richard married William C. Brandt on December 24, 1914. William Brandt was born May 27, 1886, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Clemens Brandt and his wife, who after Clemens's death married Dominick Frick. Bill and Josephine Brandt lived in Dubuque, Iowa. Bill was a plumber by trade, and his last employment was with the Curtis-Straub Company. He was a member of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitting industry. Josephine Brandt worked at Hartig Drug Company until she retired. She was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Dubuque.
            William and Josephine had three children, a son, who died in infancy of influenza; Oliver Brandt; and Lois Brandt. Oliver also had a bout with influenza as an infant, but he survived; the story was told about how his father Bill sat by his bedside and gave him water through a dropper to keep him hydrated.

      William C. "Bill" Brandt, 64, of West 11th Street in Dubuque, Iowa, died Saturday afternoon, April 7, 1951, at the family residence after a short illness. Visitation was at the Egelhof Funeral Home after 2 p.m., Sunday, April 8. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at the funeral home. The Rev. William H. Hill, pastor of Immanuel Congregational Church, officiated at services at the funeral home and at the burial in Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque. Pallbearers were Dan O'Leary, Clifford Siege, Harold Straub, George Murphy, George Davis, and Hugh Clark.
            Mr. Brandt was survived by his wife, Josephine; a son, Oliver B. Brandt, of Clinton, Ia.; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Lois) Pollock, of Dubuque, Ia.; six grandchildren; five brothers, Peter, Gregor, George, and Robert Brandt, all of Dubuque, Ia., and Justin Brandt, of Savanna, Ill.; and a sister, Mrs. Milo (Margaret) Sappington, of South Bend, Ind. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.

      Mrs. Josephine (Richard) Brandt, 95, formerly of Locust Street in Dubuque, Iowa, died at 5:50 p.m., Saturday, May 31, 1986, at Dubuque Health Care Center. Visitation was from 5 to 9 p.m., Monday, June 2, at the Egelhof-Casper-Strueber Funeral Home in Dubuque. Services were at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 3, at the funeral home, and burial was in Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Mrs. Brandt was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Lois) Pollock, of La Motte, Ia.; a son, Oliver Brandt, of Clinton, Ia.; and 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

      Children of William and Josephine (Richard) Brandt

      • Oliver W. Brandt was born May 30, 1918, son of William and Josephine (Richard) Brandt. Oliver Brandt married Nellie E. Seitsinger circa 1940-41. Nellie was born on March 7, 1920. Oliver and Nellie Brandt lived at Clinton, Iowa, and they had two children, Betty Jo Brandt and William Brant.

        Nellie Brandt died on September 16, 1991. Oliver W. Brandt, 78, died on July 25, 1996, with a last residence of Clinton, Iowa. They are buried at Clinton, Iowa.

      • Lois Brandt, daughter of William and Josephine (Richard) Brandt, married Harold F. Pollock on April 12, 1941, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Harold Pollock was born May 9, 1920, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of John T. and Della (Hunter) Pollock. Harold was a World War II Army veteran and served as a tank gunner in Germany. He worked at A.Y. McDonald Supply Company for several years and later worked in the experimental department for John Deer Dubuque Works for twenty years. He retired in 1979. Harold was a member of the Dubuque Barbershop Society, which he joined in 1960.

        Harold F. Pollock, Sr., 73, of Route 2, Zwingle, Iowa, and formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, died at 1:15 p.m., Sunday, June 6, 1993, at Mercy Health Center, St. Joseph's Unit, in Dubuque, Iowa. Visitation was until 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, at Egelhof-Casper-Strueber Funeral Home in Dubuque. Services were at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 9, at the funeral home. Burial was in Rockdale Cemetery, where military rites were accorded by the American Legion Post 6 of Dubuque.
              Mr. Pollock was survived by his wife, Lois; four sons, Ronald Pollock of Epworth, Ia., David Pollock and Harold W. Pollock, Jr., both of Dubuque, Ia., and Phillip Pollock, of Tallahassee, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters; and a sister, Cleo Astgen, of Dubuque, Ia.

    • Margaret C. Richard was born in June 1893 in Wisconsin, daughter of Lawrence and Christine Richard. Margaret Richard married George J. Utzig on August 8, 1936. George Utzig was born October 1, 1898, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Fred and Mary (Lutgen) Utzig. George and Margaret Utzig lived in Dubuque, Iowa, where they were members of Sacred Heart Church. George was also a member of the church's Holy Name Society. George was employed at Farley and Loetscher Manufacturing Company for many years.

      George J. Utzig, 64, of Elm Street in Dubuque, Iowa, died at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 1963, at the family residence. Visitation was after 3 p.m., Friday, January 4, at Didesch Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the recitation of the parish Rosary was held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m., Saturday, January 5, at Sacred Heart Church in Dubuque, with the Rev. Wilfred Richard, a nephew, officating. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
            Mr. Utzig was survived by his wife Margaret; two sisters, Mrs. Jerome (Bertha) Love and Mrs. Walter (Marie) Latenser, both of Dubuque, Ia.; one brother, Fred Utzig, of Dubuque, Ia.; and several nieces and nephews.

    • Wilfred J. Richard was born in January 1899 in Iowa, son of Lawrence and Christine Richard. Wilfred Richard predeceased his father, who died November 28, 1945.

    • Melvin C. Richard was born August 8, 1910, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Lawrence and Christine Richard. Melvin Richard married Gladys R. Kelly. Gladys Kelly was born January 2, 1911, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann (Reynolds) Kelly. Melvin and Gladys Richard lived in Dubuque, Iowa, where they were members of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Melvin was a foreman at St. Regis Paper Co. before his retirement.

      Melvin C. Richard, 64, of Balke Street in Dubuque, Iowa, died at 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 21, 1975, at Xavier Hospital in Dubuque. Visitation was after 2 p.m., Friday, May 23, at the Didesch Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the scripture wake service was held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 24, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Mr. Richard was survived by his wife, Gladys, and a sister, Mrs. Josephine Brandt, of Dubuque, Ia.

      Gladys R. Richard, 87, of Bethany Home in Dubuque, Iowa, died Thursday evening, October 29, 1998, at Bethany Home. Private visitation was held at the Ed Siegert-Al Didesch Funeral Home in Dubuque. Funeral services were at 8:30 a.m., Monday, November 2, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Mrs. Richard was survived by nieces and nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin.

    • Isabelle Richard, a daughter of Lawrence and Christine Richard, predeceased her father, who died November 28, 1945.

Children of Joseph and Dorothea (Kieler) Richard Klaus:

  1. Theresa Klaus was born February 5, 1866, in Kieler, Wisconsin, daughter of Joseph and Dorothea (Kieler) Richard Klaus. Theresa married William Haas on November 30, 1885, in Grant County, Wisconsin. William Haas was born at Kieler, Wisconsin, circa 1861, son of Frank and Margaret (Koenig) Haas. They initially lived in Paris Township of Grant County Wisconsin. From circa 1888-1898 the family lived in Nebraska. Circa 1899, William and Theresa Haas made their home in Dubuque, Iowa, where they were members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. William was a member of the Holy Name and St. Aloysius societies and was affiliated with the Woodmen of the World, Camp No. 78. Theresa was a member of Sacred Heart Church's Rosary Society and also a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters.

    William Haas, 68, of Lincoln Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa, was claimed by death at the Mercy hospital in Dubuque Monday morning, September 23, at 3:30 o'clock. Death was due to blood poisoning caused by a splinter which penetrated his hand a week ago while he was at work at the Brunswick factory. Rev. Father A.A. Boeding, pastor, read a mass of requiem in Sacred Heart Church in Dubuque Wednesday morning, September 25, at 9 o'clock. The remains were interred in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
          Pallbearers were nephews of the deceased, Henry and Joseph Richard, Edward Haas, George Vosberg, Frank Weber, and John Ludwig.
          Mr. Haas was survived by his wife, Theresa; three daughters, Miss Dora Haas, Mesdames William Pust, and Mrs. Moral Lehman, all of Dubuque, Ia.; two sons, Frederick and Joseph, both of Dubuque, Ia.; thirteen grandchildren; five sisters, Mesdames Henry Weber and Joseph Brandt, of Kieler, Wis., Mrs. L. Elmer, of Dubuque, Ia., Mrs. M. Connoly, of Montana, and Mrs. B. Berning, of Hazel Green, Wis., and seven brothers, Fred, of Pierce, Neb., Frank, of Potosi, Wis., Lawrence and Charles, of Hazel Green, Wis., Anton, of Dubuque, Ia., Adam, of Kieler, Wis., and Joseph, of Minnesota.

    Mrs. Theresa Haas, 73, of Dubuque, Iowa, died Tuesday night, August 1, 1939, at 11 o'clock, following an illness of four months, at the family residence on Lincoln Avenue. The body was transferred from the Didesch Funeral Home to the family residence Wednesday afternoon. The funeral was held from the residence to the Sacred Heart Church, Saturday morning, August 5, at 9 o'clock. The Rev. John N. Richards, of Blessing, Iowa, a relative of Mrs. Haas, offered the mass of requiem. The Right Rev. Monsignor Arnold Boeding preached the sermon and officiated at the graveside in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. Father Richards assisted at the graveside.
          Pallbearers, all nephews* of Mrs. Haas, were Edmund, Robert, Maurice, and Harold Haas, Eugene Lehman, and Eldon Pust. Members of the honorary escort representing St. Clara's Court, Catholic Order of Foresters, were Mrs. Lucy Richter, Mrs. Susan Weland, Mrs. Emma Steiver, and Mrs. Matilda Huber. (* = The newspaper article has these listed as nephews, but at least the first two and the last two mentioned were grandchildren.)
          Attending the funeral from outside the city were Mr. and Mrs. Ted Vosberg and family, of Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. John Richard, of Manchester, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. M. Lehman, of Chicago, Ill.; Henry, Frank, and Edward Richard, and Adam Haas and family, all of Kieler, Wis.; and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Klaas and Mrs. Walter Brimeyer, of North Buena Vista, Ia.
          Mrs. Haas was survived by three daughters, Miss Dora Haas and Mrs. William (Gertrude) Pust, both of Dubuque, Ia., and Mrs. M. (Loretta) Lehman, of Chicago, Ill.; two sons, Fred and Joseph Haas, both of Dubuque, Ia; two sisters, Mrs. Theodore Vosberg, of Rockford, Ill., and Mrs. J.P. Jensen, of Butte, Mont.; one brother, Lawrence Richard, of Dubuque, Ia.; and fourteen grandchildren.

    Children of William and Theresa (Klaus) Haas:

    • Dora M. Haas was born in July 1885 in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, daughter of William and Theresa (Klaus) Haas. Dora Haas lived in Dubuque, Iowa. She was a Catholic and a member of Sacred Heart Church in Dubuque. Dora was an instructor at the H.B. Glover Company in Dubuque for many years.
            Miss Dora M. Haas, 58, died Tuesday morning, November 30, 1943, at 6:30 o'clock, at the family residence on Lincoln Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa, after an illness of 20 months. The remains were viewed at the family residence. The Didesch Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
            Funeral services for Miss Haas were held from the Haas home to the Sacred Heart Church in Dubuque, Iowa, Thursday morning, December 2, at 9 o'clock, where the Rev. Wilfred A. Kress officiated and delivered the sermon. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. Pallbearers were Joseph Weber, James McGloughlin, Al Haas, Ed Haas, Joseph Richard, and Frank Weber.
            Out of town persons present for the last rites included Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Klaas and Mrs. Walter Brimeyer, of North Buena Vista, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Richard and Mrs. Frank Richard, of Kieler, Wis.; and Mr. and Mrs. George Vosberg, of Cuba City, Wis.

    • Gertrude Haas was born October 31, 1887, in Grant County, Wisconsin, Wisconsin, daughter of William and Theresa (Klaus) Haas. Gertrude Haas married William A. Pust. William Pust was born June 25, 1888, in Dubuque, Iowa. William and Gertrude Pust lived on Lincoln Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa. William was employed by the Adams Company in Dubuque and later was a a commercial fisherman. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 6 in Dubuque.

      William A. Pust, 85, of Lincoln Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa, died at 3 a.m., Friday, July 20, 1973, at Americana Health Center. Visitation was after 2 p.m., Sunday, July 22, at Haudenshield-DeWachter Funeral Home in Dubuque. Services were at 9:30 a.m., Monday, July 23, at the funeral home. Burial was in Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Mr. Pust was survived by his wife, Gertrude; a daughter, Mrs. Vernon (Florence) Sitzmann, of Dubuque, Ia.; a son, Eldon, of Dubuque, Ia.; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

      Mrs. Gertrude Pust, 88, of Lincoln Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa, died at 7:45 p.m., Tuesday, January 27, 1976, at Xavier Hospital in Dubuque. Visitation was after 2 p.m., Thursday, January 29, at the Haudenshield-DeWachter Funeral Home in Dubuque. Services were at 10 a.m., Friday, January 30, at the funeral home, and burial was in Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Mrs. Pust was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Vernon (Florence) Sitzmann, and a son, Eldon A. Pust, both of Dubuque, Ia., and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

    • Fred A. Haas was born February 9, 1889, in Nebraska, son of William and Theresa (Klaus) Haas. Fred Haas married Laura H. Elenholt in 1914. Laura Elenholt was born February 27, 1894, in McGregor, Iowa. Fred and Laura Haas lived on Jackson Street in Dubuque, Iowa, where they were members of Holy Ghost Church, and Fred was a member of its Holy Name Society. Fred was a boiler maker and was employed at Morrison Brothers Company in Dubuque until his retirement, and he was a member of the Machinist Union.

      Fred A. Haas, 77, of Jackson Street in Dubuque, Iowa, died at 7:30 a.m., Monday, January 9, 1967, at Xavier Hospital in Dubuque. Visitation was after 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 10, at the Hoffman Mortuary in Dubuque, where members of Holy Ghost Parish and the Holy Name Society recited the Rosary at 8:15 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 11, at Holy Ghost Church in Dubuque, with the Rev. Carl Schmitt offering the Requiem High Mass. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Mr. Haas was survived by his wife, Laura; fours sons, Edmund J. Haas and Robert M. Haas, both of Dubuque, Ia., Alfred W. Haas, of San Diego, Calif., and Roy M. Haas, of Bremerton, Wash.; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. William (Gertrude) Pust and Mrs. Moral (Loretta) Lehman, both of Dubuque, Ia.

      Laura Haas later moved to Clarke Drive in Dubuque, and she belonged to Sacred Heart Church and its Rosary Society.

      Mrs. Fred (Laura) Haas, 88, formerly of Clarke Drive in Dubuque, Iowa, died Sunday night, February 13, 1983, at Heritage Manor. Visitation was from 2 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, February 15, at the Hoffman-Tierney Mortuary, where the Rosary was said at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were at noon, Wednesday, February 16, at Sacred Heart Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Mrs. Haas was survived by three sons, Edmund J. Haas and Robert M. Haas, both of Dubuque, Ia., and Alfred M. Haas, of Stayton, Ore.; 15 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter; and a sister, Mrs. Fay Kurtz, of Escondido, Calif. She was preceded in death be her husband, Fred, in 1967; a daughter, Evelyn Haas, in 1918; and a son, Roy Haas, in 1979.

    • Joseph Haas was born in February 1894 in Nebraska, son of William and Theresa (Klaus) Haas.

    • Loretta Haas was born July 1, 1899, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of William and Theresa (Klaus) Haas. Loretta Haas married Moral M. Lehman. Moral Lehman was born August 2, 1898, in Dubuque, Iowa. Moral and Loretta Lehman lived on Dock Street in Dubuque, Iowa, where they were members of Holy Trinity Church, and Loretta was a member of the Holy Trinity Rosary Society. Moral was employed at the Klauer Manufacturing Company for many years prior to his retirement, and he was a member of Machinists Local 1238.

      Mrs. Moral (Loretta) Lehman, 74, of Dubuque, Iowa, died at 10:05 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 1974, at Xavier Hospital in Dubuque. Visitation was after 3 p.m., Friday, May 24, at Behr's Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the scripture wake service was held at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 25, at Holy Trinity Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Mrs. Lehman was survived by her husband, Moral; a son, Eugene J. Lehman, of Dubuque, Ia.; three grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Pust, of Dubuque, Ia.

      Moral M. Lehman, 81, of Dubuque, Iowa, died at 8:15 p.m., Sunday, November 11, 1979, at Sunnycrest Manor. Visitation was until 9 p.m., Tuesday, November 13, at Behr's Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the scripture wake service was held at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, November 14, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Mr. Lehman was survived by a son, Eugene J. Lehman, of Dubuque, Ia.; three grandchildren and one great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Virginia Gribben, of East Dubuque, Ill.; and a brother, LaVerne Lehman, of Dubuque, Ia.

  2. Louisa Klaus was born circa 1868, daughter of Joseph and Dorothea (Kieler) Richard Klaus. Louisa Klaus married Frank Richard on June 2, 1885. Louisa Klaus married James P. Jensen circa 1901-02. James Jensen was born circa 1873 in Wisconsin, to parents who were born in Denmark.

    At the time of the 1910 census, James and Louisa Jensen were living in School District 24, Fergus, Montana, and the household consisted of James and Louise and two daughters, Ellen and [?]. Louise was listed as the mother of six children, three of whom were living; James's occupation was given as a blacksmith. In 1930, James and Louisa Jensen were listed in the census in School District 22, Windham Town, Judith Basin, Montana. James, age 57, was listed as a farmer, and was 29 years old when first married. Louisa, age 63, was listed as being 16 years at the time of her first marriage. They owned their place of residence, which was given a value of $1500.

    Louise Jensen was listed in obituaries as having survived her sister Theresa Haas, in 1939, and her brother Lawrence Richard, in 1945, and her place of residence in both obituaries was given as Butte, Montana.

  3. Margaret Klaus was born in May 1872 in Wisconsin, daughter of Joseph and Dorothea (Kieler) Richard Klaus. Margaret Klaus married Theodore J. Vosberg circa 1896. Theodore "Ted" Vosberg was born February 1869 (1870?) in Wisconsin. Ted and Margaret Vosberg resided in Grant County, Wisconsin. Born to them were Hildagard Vosberg, Wilfred John Vosberg, Mary M. Vosberg, George A. Vosberg, Lawrence A. Vosberg, Leonard Vosberg, Edmond Vosberg, and Theodore Vosberg. In 1939 Ted and Margaret Vosberg were living at Rockford, Illinois, according to the obituary of Margaret's sister, Theresa Haas.

    Theodore Vosberg, 70, of Rockford, Illinois, died February 5, 1941. Margaret Vosberg, 69, of Rockford, Illinois, died March 19, 1942.

    Children of Theodore and Margaret (Klaus) Vosberg:

    • Hildagard Vosberg was born in April 1897 in Wisconsin, daughter of Theodore and Margaret (Klaus) Vosberg. Hilda Vosberg married Dave Monroe.

      Hilda Monroe, 94, of Orange City, Florida, died in March 1992.

    • Wilfred John Vosberg was born October 13, 1898, son of Theodore and Margaret (Klaus) Vosberg. Bill Vosberg lived in New Orleans, Louisiana.

      Wilfred "Bill" Vosberg died in February 1987, with a last residence of New Orleans, Louisiana.

    • Mary M. Vosberg was born January 27, 1901, in Wisconsin, daughter of Theodore and Margaret (Klaus) Vosberg. Mary Vosberg, who was called "Mayme," married [?] Stockdale.

      Mary M. "Mayme" Stockdale, 96, died June 7, 1997, with a last residence of Huntersville, North Carolina.

    • George A. Vosberg was born January 12, 1903, in Wisconsin, son of Theodore and Margaret (Klaus) Vosberg. George Vosberg married Marie M. Wedig on February 25, 1930, at St. Peter's Church in Elk Grove, Wisconsin. Marie Wedig was born May 28, 1909, in Lafayette County, Wisconsin, daughter of Henry J. and Louise (Belken) Wedig. George and Marie Vosberg farmed near Cuba City, Wisconsin until 1981. George was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 765 of Cuba City. Marie enjoyed cooking, sewing, and gardening, and very much enjoyed her grandchildren.

      George "Shorty" Vosberg, 78, of Route 2, Cuba City, Wisconsin, died Monday morning, July 27, 1981, at the Hazel Green Hospital in Hazel Green, Wisconsin. Visitation was until 9 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, at Gene Siegert and Son Funeral Home in Cuba City, where the Knights of Columbus Rosary was said at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cuba City, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Vosberg was survived by his wife, Marie; two sons, David Vosberg, of Valparaiso, Ind., and Ronald Vosberg, of Platteville, Wis.; three daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Jean) Puchalski, of Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. William (Pauline) Gratz, of Madison, Wis., and Mrs. Richard (Joyce) Hoppenjan, of Cuba City, Wis.; 23 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill Vosberg, of New Orleans, La., and Leonard Vosberg, of De Bary, Fla.; and two sisters, Mrs. Dave (Hilda) Monroe, of Orange City, Fla., and Mrs. Mayme Stockdale, of China Grove, N.C.

      Marie M. Vosberg, 89, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, died Tuesday afternoon, March 16, 1999, at Southwest Health Center Nursing Home in Cuba City. Visitation was from 3 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 19, at Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, where there was a parish wake service at 4 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 20, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Cuba City, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mrs. Vosberg was survived by three daughters, Jean (Eugene) Puchalski, of Milwaukee, Wis., Pauline (William) Gratz, of Madison, Wis., and Joyce (Richard) Hoppenjan, of Cuba City, Wis.; two sons, David (Mary Jo) Vosberg, of Valparaiso, Ind., and Ronald (Marilyn) Vosberg, of Platteville, Wis.; 23 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marcella Staub, of Lena, Ill., Sue (Eugene) Bennett, of Denver, Colo., and Ann (Erwin) Bessler, of Cudahy, Wis.; three sisters-in-law, Agnes Wedig, of Cuba City, Wis., and Eileen Wedig and Ann Wedig, both of Monroe, Wis. She was preceded in death by her husband, George; four brothers, Dick, Bert, Jim, and Maurice Wedig, and a sister, Catherine Christopher.

    • Lawrence A. Vosberg was born circa 1904-1905, in Wisconsin, son of Theodore and Margaret (Klaus) Vosberg.

    • Leonard Joseph Vosberg was born November 25, 1906, in Cuba City, Wisconsin, son of Theodore and Margaret (Klaus) Vosberg. Leonard Vosberg married Mildred R. Schroeder. Mildred Schroeder was born January 3, 1907. Leonard was an engineer and operated a heating and sheet metal business in Platteville, Wisconsin, for several years. After retiring in 1969, Leonard and Mildred Vosberg moved to Florida, living at De Bary, where they were members of St. Ann's Catholic Church.

      Leonard J. Vosberg, 81, of De Bary, Florida, and formerly of Platteville, Wisconsin, died Thursday, April 14, 1988, at home. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, at Bonin Funeral Home in Platteville, where a prayer service was said at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 20, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Platteville, and burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Platteville.
            Mr. Vosberg was survived by his wife, Mildred; a daughter, Joan D. Borkovec, of Burlington, Wis.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Hilda Monroe, of Orange City, Fla., and Mrs. Mayme Stockdale, of Landis, N.C.

      Mildred R. Vosberg, 90, of De Bary, Florida, and formerly of Platteville, Wisconsin, died Friday, August 1, 1997, at Heritage Square Health Care Center in Greendale, Wisconsin. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, August 4, at Bendorf Funeral Home in Platteville, where there was a scripture wake service at 7 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 5, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Platteville, and burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Platteville.

    • Edmund Vosberg was born a son of Theodore and Margaret (Klaus) Vosberg. Edmond Vosberg died at the age of two months and was buried in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery in Cuba City, Wisconsin.

    • Theodore Vosberg was a son of Theodore and Margaret (Klaus) Vosberg. Theodore Vosberg died as an infant and was buried in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery in Cuba City, Wisconsin.


Sources include obituaries from the Dubuque Telegraph Herald; 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); Centennial History of the Archdiocese of Dubuque: 1837-1937 (compiled and edited by Rev. M.M. Hoffman. Dubuque, Ia.: Columbia College Press, 1938) for supplementary information about Rev. John Richard; U.S. census records available on microfilm at the Dubuque Carnegie-Stout Public Library and 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 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.


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