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Kieler · Uthe · Schumacher
Heritage

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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Tom Larson

Anna Uthe (1852-1930) was a half-sister of my great-grandmother Mathilda (Uthe) Schumacher. Anna Uthe married Henry Koethe (1846-1912). Henry and Anna Koethe lived at Kieler, Wisconsin.    T.L.

Henry and Anna (Uthe) Koethe

Anna Uthe was born in 1852 in Germany, daughter of Frank Uthe and, presumably, his first wife, M. Magdalen née Doering. At any rate, in 1855, Frank Uthe married Barbara Kieler, and she was the person that Anna knew as her mother. Anna came with her parents to America circa 1857, and the family settled at Dickeyville, Wisconsin.

Anna Uthe married Johann Heinrich Koethe on June 11, 1871. Johann Heinrich Koethe was born on February 15, 1846, in Struth, a village located in the present-day state of Thuringia [Thüringen], in Germany, son of Laurentius [Lorenz/Lawrence] and Clara (Jacobi) Koethe. Johann Heinrich Koethe was known by his second given name, which was anglicized to Henry in America.

Henry and Anna Koethe lived at Kieler, Wisconsin, and they had three children, Barbara Koethe, Lawrence Koethe, and Clara Koethe.

Henry Koethe died on October 24, 1912. Anna Koethe died in 1936. They were buried in the Immaculate Conception Church cemetery in Kieler, Wisconsin.


Children of Henry and Anna (Uthe) Koethe:

  1. Barbara Koethe was born in 1872* in Wisconsin, daughter of Henry and Anna (Uthe) Koethe. Barbara Koethe married John Theodore Splinter on May 22, 1894, in Grant County, Wisconsin. John Splinter was born in 1867* in Wisconsin, son of Johann Gerhard and Elizabeth Splinter. John and Barbara Splinter lived in Smelser Township in Grant County, Wisconsin, at Cuba City, where they were members of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Children of John T. and Barbara Splinter were Archibald, Arnold, Leonard, and Elsie. Elsie, who was born on June 19, 1905, died as an infant on October 7, 1905, and she was buried in Holy Ghost Church Cemetery in Dickeyville, Wisconsin.
    * = Barbara Koethe was born in September 1873, and John Splinter was born in November 1868 according to the 1900 U.S. Census.

    Barbara Splinter died in 1939, and John T. Splinter died in 1953, and they were buried in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church Cemetery in Cuba City, Wisconsin.

    • Archibald H. Splinter was born on September 21, 1896, in Wisconsin, son of John and Barbara (Koethe) Splinter. Archibald Splinter married Anna Marie Burbach. Anna Burbach was born on November 10, 1895, in Wisconsin, daughter of Frank and Louisa (Schollmeyer) Burbach, of Smelser Township, Grant County, Wisconsin. In 1951, Archibald Splinter was living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to his aunt Clara Koethe's obituary.

      Archibald H. Splinter, 80, died June 25, 1977 with a last residence of Los Angeles, California. Anna Splinter died on May 15, 1980, with a last residence of Los Angeles, California.

    • Arnold J. Splinter was born January 12, 1899, in Wisconsin, son of John and Barbara (Koethe) Splinter. Arnold Splinter married Cecelia [?] circa 1922 in Wisconsin. Cecelia was born in 1896 in Wisconsin. Arnold and Cecelia Splinter lived in Cuba City, Wisconsin. Arnold and Cecelia Splinter had one daughter, Marjorie.

      Cecelia Splinter died in 1957, and she was buried in St. Rose of Lima Church Cemetery in Cuba City, Wisconsin.

      Arnold Splinter married Naomi (Simmons) Fawcett in 1960. Naomi Simmons was born on February 25, 1914, in Hazel Green Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, daughter of William and Mary (Andrew) Simmons, and she grew up there. Naomi was previously married to William Fawcett, on August 3, 1935; he died on May 17, 1957. They had farmed near the Roseville, Seymour area for 22 years. Naomi moved to Cuba City in May 1957.
          &nbs Arnold and Naomi Splinter farmed near Cuba City, Wisconsin.

      Arnold J. Splinter, 84, died on July 19, 1983, and he was buried in St. Rose of Lima Church Cemetery in Cuba City, Wisconsin.

      In 1984 Naomi moved to Cuba City, Wisconsin. She belonged to the Ruth Circle of the United Methodist Church. She was a former president of the Cuba City Senior Citizens. She enjoyed making crafts. quilting and working with her flowers.

      Naomi Splinter, 86, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, died Thursday, December 14, 2000, at Southwest Health Center nursing home in Cuba City. Services were at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 16, at Casey Funeral Home in Cuba City, with the Rev. Scott Crandall officiating. Burial was in the Hazel Green Cemetery. Family and friends called after 10 a.m., Saturday, December 16, at the funeral home.
            She was survived by two daughters, Rita (Dick) Deyo, of Stockton, Ill., and Mary Smith, of Freeport, Ill.; a son, Robert (Mary Ann) Fawcett, of Livingston, Wis.; a sister, Della Booth, of Cuba City, Wis.; and two brothers, Ellsworth (Bonnie) Simmons, of Platteville, Wis., and William (Dorothy) Simmons, of Hazel Green, Wis. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William Fawcett and Arnold Splinter; a brother, Willis Simmons; a son-in-law, Francis Staicar; a stepdaughter, Marjorie Vosberg; a step great-grandson, Luke Vosberg; and a friend, Henry Fransen.

    • Lawrence Splinter was born on May 8, 1904, in Wisconsin, son of John and Barbara (Koethe) Splinter. Lawrence Splinter married Bernice M. [?] circa 1927. Bernice was born on January 24, 1906. Larry and Bernice Splinter lived at Hazel Green, Wisconsin.

      Bernice Splinter died in June 1986 with a last residence of Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon. Lawrence "Larry" Splinter died on December 18, 1991, with a last residence of Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon.

    • Elsie M. Splinter was born June 19, 1905, daughter of John and Barbara (Koethe) Splinter. Elsie Splinter died at the age of three and a half months on October 7, 1905. She was buried in Holy Ghost Church Cemetery in Dickeyville, Wisconsin.

  2. Lawrence Koethe was born February 1875 in Wisconsin, son of Henry and Anna (Uthe) Koethe. Lawrence Koethe lived in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin.

    Lawrence Koethe died in 1935, and he was buried in Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery in Kieler, Wisconsin.

  3. Clara Koethe was born on September 28, 1877, in Kieler, Wisconsin, daughter of Henry and Anna (Uthe) Koethe. Clara was a registered nurse, and she lived in Santa Ana, California.

    Telegraph-Herald, Thursday, September 6, 1951.
    Kieler, Wis.--Relatives here have learned of the death early Thursday in California of Miss Clara Koethe, formerly of Kieler. Miss Koethe, a registered nurse, has made her home in California for many years.
          Closest survivors are nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but the body will probably be returned to Kieler for burial.

    Telegraph-Herald, Monday, September 10, 1951.
    Miss Clara Koethe, 73, of Santa Ana, Calif., formerly of Kieler, Wis., died unexpectedly Wednesday at Santa Ana.
          Services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday from the Haudenshield funeral home in Cuba City, Wis. to the Immaculate Conception church at Kieler at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
          She was born September 28, 1877 in Kieler, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Koethe. Miss Koethe was a registered nurse for 54 years. She was a member of the Catholic church.
          Surviving are a brother-in-law John T. Splinter, of Cuba City; and three nephews, Archibald Splinter, of Milwaukee, Wis., Arnold J. Splinter, of Cuba City, and Lawrence Splinter, of Hazel Green, Wis.
          She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. John T. Splinter and a brother, Lawrence Koethe.

    Clara Koethe's date of death would be September 6, 1951, according to the initial news article and that date is also the date on her gravestone at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery in Kieler, Wisconsin, but her date of death would be September 5, 1951, according to her subsequent obituary and also according to California Death Records as found online at http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/search.cgi.


Sources include obituary information from the Dubuque Telegraph Herald; Dave Halm's "Haverhill, Marshall County, Iowa; Menominee, JoDaviess Co. Illinois; Grant Co. Wisconsin: Kreis Lingen, Hanover, plus more" online genealogies at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=haverhill_iowa; the Rootsweb.com Social Security Death Index (SSDI), online at http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/; and other sources as noted within the text.


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