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The Gerken-Larson Heritage:
The 19th and 20th Centuries
A Family History

Herman Gerken (1819-1875)
Henry Gerken (1855-1914)
Ewald Gerken (1895-1956)
Joan (Gerken) Larson (1926-1994)
Thomas Larson (1962-)

Researched and written by
Tom Larson

Born to Adam and Anna (Ickenroth) Winter, Anna Mary Winter (1851-1910) was a niece of my great-great-grandparents, John Peter and Anna Maria (Ickenroth) Winter, and they adopted her when her parents died en route to America. Anna Mary Winter married first George Meinhart (1838-1879) and second Hubert Huberty (1855-1925), and they lived at New Vienna and Dyersville, Iowa.   T.L.

Anna Maria Winter and George Meinhart
Anna Maria (Winter) Meinhart and Hubert Huberty

* = Adam Winter and John P. Winter may have been brothers whose wives, Anna Ickenroth and Anna Maria Ickenroth, respectively, were sisters, thus making John Peter and Anna Mary Winter uncle and aunt to Adam and Anna Winter's children through both the Winter and Ickenroth lines.
Anna Maria Winter was born on August 24, 1851, to Adam and Anna (Ickenroth) Winter, at Niedersayn, a village in Nassau, in Germany (Niedersayn is located in the present-day German state of Rhineland-Palatinat [Rheinland-Pfalz]; a church record gives Anna's birthplace as Niedersayn, Weidenhahn, Nassau [Weidenhahn is located just north of Niedersayn]).

The Winter family emigrated Germany to America in 1854, sailing on the Barque Laurens from Antwerp, Belgium. The ship's manifest lists Adam Winter, age 34, occupation bricklayer, and his wife Anna, age 34, and two children, Anna Maria*, age 3, and Joh, age 1/2. Also on the ship were Johann Peter Winter, age 38, occupation bricklayer, his wife Anna Maria (née Ickenroth)*, age 29, and two children, Jacob, age 7, and Johann, age 3. (Adam and John Peter Winter may have been brothers whose wives were sisters; in any case, John and Anna Winter were uncle and aunt to Adam and Anna Winter's children.) The ship arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 30, 1854. The manifest has both families stated destination as Iowa.
* = The ship's manifest as transcribed online has the second given name as Marg.

In a story recounted about this journey decades later, both Adam and his wife Anna died en route to the United States and were buried at sea as the ship neared the Gulf of Mexico. In the story they had three children with them, Anna and two boys. The children continued on their journey to Iowa with John P. and Anna M. Winter. Upon arrival at St. Louis, the boys were also stricken with the fever and died, leaving the girl, Anna Maria Winter, who was adopted by her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Winter.
Notes. The ship's manifest contradicts this story in a couple ways: first, the manifest lists only one boy with Adam and Anna Winter; and second, the manifest states that three passengers died on the voyage but Adam and Anna Winter were not two of the three listed. What can be said definitively is that of the eight people in the two Winter parties, only three, John P. and Anna M Winter and their niece Anna M. Winter, survived the journey to Iowa.

John Peter and Anna Maria (Ickenroth) Winter, with their niece, now adopted daughter, Anna Maria Winter, traveled up the Mississippi River to initially settle in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1854, before moving to New Vienna, Iowa, in 1864. John and Anna (Ickenroth) Winter had two more children, Maria "Mary" Anna Winter in 1855 and Anna Winter in 1861.

Marriage to George Meinhart.
* = April 23 is George Meinhart's date of birth as it appears on his gravestone (see picture below); April 19 is recorded as his date of birth in a church record book.
The Civil War and George Meinhart:
George Meinhart was a private in Company G of the 16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (online as part of the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System). The 16th Regiment was organized at Davenport, Iowa, and among its major engagements during the Civil War were the Battle of Shiloh (April 6-7, 1862), the Siege and Surrender of Vicksburg (May 18-July 4, 1863), and the Battle of Atlanta (July 22, 1864). The regiment was mustered out on July 19, 1865.
      MEINHART, George. (Veteran.) Age 23. Residence Dubuque, nativity Germany. Enlisted Oct. 15, 1861. Mustered March 12, 1862. Re-enlisted and re-mustered March 11, 1864. Mustered out July 19, 1865, Louisville, Ky. Thus reads the entry for George Meinhart in Volume 2 of the Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers, as transcribed online at 16th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion: Roster and Record (online as part of the Iowa In The Civil War). Also transcribed from the same volume is an informative Historical Sketch of the 16th Regiment.

      The obituary for George Meinhart that appeared in both the Dubuque Herald and Dyersville Commercial incorrectly states that he served with the "Twenty-third Iowa regiment" during the Civil War.
Anna Maria Winter married George Meinhart on October 1, 1867, at St. Boniface Church in New Vienna, Iowa, with the Reverend John B. Weikmann officiating. George Meinhart was born on April 23, 1838*, in Germany and came to America when quite young. He settled in Dubuque County soon after his arrival in the United States. During the Civil War, George Meinhart served three years with honors as a private in Company G of the 16th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry (see box at right).

George and Anna Mary Meinhart lived at New Vienna, where for many years George Meinhart filled three offices: the presidency of the school board, the postmastership, and the office of township clerk. He was a faithful public servant and performed the duties of these several positions to the satisfaction of the public. Mr. Meinhart was an intelligent, enterprising man. For a long time he was proprietor of the Washington House at New Vienna, and by his tact and suave manners succeeded in building up an excellent business. He was well known and highly respected not only in Dubuque County but in the entire northern portion of the state.

The 1870 U.S. census has the Meinhart household consisting of George, age 32, farmer and saloon keeper, born in Prussia; Anna M., age 19, keeping house, born in Hesse Nassau; Peter, age 1, born in Iowa; Daniel Barret, age 76, at home, born in Prussia; Mary Winter, age 17, domestic servant, born in Hesse Nassau; Jos. Minehart, 18, bartender, born in Iowa; Martin Wiedering, 41, stone mason, born in Austria; and Frederick Leimer, age 45, tailor, born in Wurtemberg. George Meinhart also had Frank Vormann working for him as a tailor for a time at his clothing store in New Vienna, which was probably part of his enterprise at the Washington House.

In 1872 Jacob Kerper began working as a salesman for George Meinhart, and eventually by purchase, succeeded to the Meinhart business.

George and Anna (Winter) Meinhart had five children: Peter Meinhart, Mary Meinhart, Joseph Meinhart, Edward Meinhart, and Elizabeth Meinhart. Joseph and Edward both died between their first and second birthdays and were buried in New Vienna, Iowa.

A GOOD MAN GONE.
Death of George Meinhart, of New Vienna.

George Meinhart, an old resident of Dubuque County, died at his home in New Vienna, New Wine Township, Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, May 11, 1879. The disease that carried him off was consumption, with which he had been afflicted for over five years. A wife and three interesting children are left to mourn his demise.

The funeral obsequies were observed on Tuesday, May 13, in New Wine, attracting a large concourse of friends from Dubuque and adjoining counties. His death was sadly regretted, and his funeral was one of the largest ever witnessed. The remains were followed to St. Boniface Catholic Church, where Rev. Father Schulte administered the last, sad rites in a solemn and impressive manner, affecting many of his hearers to tears. Interment was in St. Boniface Cemetery at New Vienna.

Mr. Meinhart's death was greeted with probably as much sadness as that of any man that has died in New Wine Township. By his death, New Wine loses a good citizen, whose virtues were many, his faults few. He was universally beloved and respected.

The 1880 U.S. Census lists the Meinhart household in New Wine Township consisting of Anny, age 29, keeping house; Peter, age 10, at school; Mary, age 9, at school; and Elizabeth, age 3.

Anna Mary (Winter) Meinhart marries Hubert Huberty.
On August 8, 1882, Anna married Hubert Huberty at St. Boniface Church in New Vienna, Iowa, with the Rev. Father Conrad L. Schulte officiating. Hubert was born on October 18, 1855, in Steinheim, Luxembourg, son of Michael and Catharine Huberty.* His youthful days were spent in his native village, where he received his education and grew to manhood.
* = an online source states that Catharine Huberty was born Catharina Wagener, who was adopted by Anton Leisen--thus becoming Catharina Leisen--when he married her mother, Anna Maria Wagener.

In the year 1878, Hubert emigrated to this country and settled at Holy Cross, Iowa. The 1880 U.S. Census has Hubert Huberty living in Concord Township, Dubuque County, Iowa, working as a laborer. After living there a short time, he went to New Vienna, Iowa, where he held a position with Mr. Jacob Kerper, as drayman, and was engaged in hauling freight and express from Dyersville, Iowa, to New Vienna.

The Hubertys settled down to housekeeping at New Vienna, where Mr. Huberty was then engaged in the manufacture of soda water. Hubert Huberty cast ballots in the election incorporating the town of New Vienna on May 31, 1895, which passed 42-14, and in the first election for town officers of New Vienna on July 17, 1895, and he was elected as one of the original trustees/councilmen, a position he retained for two terms, in 1895 and 1896, at which time he and his family moved to Dyersville, Iowa. Hubert established the Huberty Bottling Company in Dyersville, which he owned and operated until 1912, when his sons George and Henry took over the business.

The 1900 U.S. Census has the Huberty household in Dyersville, Iowa, consisting of Hubert, age 43, occupation of bottling works; his wife Anna, age 47; and their children, Anna F. [Frances], age 16; George C., age 13, laborer in bottling works; and Henry, age 13, and Jacob, age 12, at school. In 1910, the Huberty household consists of Hubert, age 53, soda water factory; his wife Annie M., 58, and their sons, George, age 24, and Henry, age 23, both working in the soda factory. Both the 1900 and 1910 censuses list Anna as the mother of 12 children, seven of whom are living.

Born to Hubert and Anna (Winter) Meinhart Huberty were Frances Huberty, George Huberty, Henry Huberty, Jacob Huberty, John Gregor Huberty, Barbara Huberty, and Matthew Huberty. The last three died as infants or young children.

MRS. H. HUBERTY DIES NEAR DYERSVILLE.
WELL KNOWN RESIDENT OF DUBUQUE COUNTY CALLED TO HER REWARD.
Esteemed Dyersville Lady Died Monday Morning Result of Pneumonia.
Anna M. (Winter) Meinhart Huberty passed away at the family home on Temple Street in Dyersville, Iowa, on Monday morning, November 14, 1910, at 2:15 o'clock, after a several months illness. Pneumonia was the cause of her death. For a time there were hopes of her recovery, but there was a turn for the worse, and she grew gradually weaker. She was 59 years of age.

The funeral was held Wednesday morning, November 16, at 9:30 o'clock, from the family home to New Vienna, Iowa, where requiem services were held in St. Boniface Church. After the Mass offered by Rev. Father B.A. Luetke, the remains were carried to the family lot in the cemetery nearby for interment. Rev. Father F.W. Pape officiated at the grave. The funeral was largely attended, many people from surrounding towns being present to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased. The pallbearers were Messrs. Nic. Esch, Frank Faha, Frank Rohenkohl, C.A. Smith, Peter Stronck, and John Freymann.

Mrs. Huberty's death has caused deepest regret among her many friends and neighbors. She was of cheerful disposition, generous to fault, resourceful in any contingency, faithful in her responsibilities, and most devoted to family and friends. True to the saying that actions speak louder than words, Mrs. Huberty has in her life, by her kindly deeds, built a monument in the memory of her friends that will long remain. The bereaved husband and children had the sympathy of all in their hour of sorrow.

Three daughters and four sons survive their mother. They are Peter Meinhart, of Fremont, Neb.; Mrs. W.A. (Elizabeth) Meis, of Dubuque, Ia.; Mrs. Mary Hoerstmann, of Dyersville, Ia.; Mrs. Fred (Frances) Fischbach, of Dubuque, Ia.; and George Huberty, Henry Huberty, and Jacob Huberty, all of Dyersville, Ia. She is also survived by her husband, Hubert.

In 1920, the household of the widower Hubert Huberty, age 63, included his son Henry, age 32; Henry's wife Mary M., age 27; and their daughter Bernice, age 3 years, 5 months.

MR. H. HUBERTY ANSWERS CALL
PASSED AWAY TUESDAY NIGHT AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS' ILLNESS.
Funeral Held Friday Morning at 9:30 O'clock. Interment in St. Francis Cemetery.
His many friends of Dyersville, Iowa, were stricken with sorrow to learn of the death of Mr. Hubert Huberty, which occurred at 11:10 o'clock Tuesday night, September 29, 1925. Death followed a two weeks' serious illness, although Mr. Huberty had not been in the best of health for several years. Everything possible was done to prolong the life of this estimable citizen, but all was to no avail, and he passed peacefully away at time stated above.

The funeral took place on Friday morning, October 2, at 9:30 o'clock, from his late home on East Vine Street to St. Francis Church in Dyersville, where requiem mass was sung for the repose of his soul, after which interment was made at St. Boniface Cemetery in New Vienna.

The death of Mr. Huberty calls forth expression of deep regret from every hand. During the many years he was in business, he won the confidence of all who had any business dealings with him. Honest and upright, generous to a fault, resourceful in any contingency, and of a congenial disposition, he was honored and respected by all. Being public spirited, he was ever ready to do his part that meant for the betterment of the community. He followed up his work until a few years ago, when his two sons George and Henry took over the business; while his son Jacob engaged in the ice business. True to the saying that actions speak louder than words, Mr. Huberty has in his life, by kindly deeds, built a monument in the memory of all his friends that will long remain. Heartfelt sympathy was extended to the bereaved children left to mourn the loss of a devoted father.

Mr. Huberty's surviving children are Mrs. Fred (Frances) Fischbach; and George Huberty, Henry Huberty, and Jacob Huberty, all of Dyersville, Ia. Three stepchildren also survive, Mrs. Mary Hoerstmann and Mrs. W.A. (Elizabeth) Meis, of Dubuque, Ia., and Peter Meinhart, of Fremont, Neb.

     
George Meinhart
born April 23, 1838
died May 11, 1879
G. Joseph Meinhart
died August 15, 1874
age 1 year, 5 months, 12 days
Edward Meinhart
died March 5, 1876
age 1 year, 2 months, 4 days
      Hubert Huberty
born October 18, 1855
died September 29, 1925
Anna M. (Winter) Meinhart Huberty
born August 24, 1851
died November 14, 1910
St. Boniface Cemetery, New Vienna, Iowa

Children of George and Anna (Winter) Meinhart:

  1. * = Peter's given names are recorded as Johannes Petrus in a church record book.
    Peter John Meinhart* was born on June 7, 1869, ar New Vienna, Iowa, son of George and Anna (Winter) Meinhart. He was baptized as Johannes Petrus Meinhart June 8, 1869, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna. Peter Meinhart married Elizabeth P. "Lizzie" Meyer [or Mayer?] on April 10, 1894, at Sugar Creek, Clinton County, Iowa. Elizabeth was born on February 7, 1875, in Spring Rock Township, Clinton County, Iowa, daughter of Friedrich and Elisabeth Meyer/Mayer.
          During the first years of their marriage, Peter and Elizabeth Meinhart lived at Dyersville, Iowa. In 1900, they were living in Dyersville, and the Meinhart household consisted of Peter J., age 30, occupation of bartender; his wife, Lizzie P., age 24, with four children, all living; and their children, Edith C., born January 1895, age 5; Eulalia J., born December 1895, age 4; George A., age born August 1897, age 2; and Rozalia T., born April 1899, age 1.
          The 1910 U.S. Census finds the Peter J. Meinhart household in Peterson, Clay County, Iowa, consisting of Peter, age 40; his wife Elizabeth P., age 34; and their children, Edith C., age 15; Eulalia L., age 14; George A., age 12; Rosalie T., age 10; Rubert O., age 8; Linus V., age 2; and Marcella L., age 11 months. By the time of Anna (Winter) Meinhart Huberty's death in November 1910, the Meinhart family had moved to Fremont, Nebraska, where Peter and Elizabeth lived the rest of their lives.
          In 1930, the Meinhart household at Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, consisted of Peter J., age 60, and his wife Elizabeth P., age 53; and children George A., age 32; Marcella M., age 20; Florence E., age 12; Maxine D., age 11; and Harold C., age 10.

    Peter J. Meinhart died on June 23, 1945, and Elizabeth P. Meinhart died on January 26, 1946. They are buried in Fremont Memorial Cemetery in Dodge County, Nebraska.

    Children of Peter and Elizabeth (Mayer/Meyer) Meinhart:

    • Edith C. Meinhart was born in January 1895, in Iowa, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Mayer/Meyer) Meinhart.

    • Eulalia L. (or J) Meinhart was born in December 1895, in Iowa, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Mayer/Meyer) Meinhart.

    • George Albert Meinhart was born on August 14, 1897, in Waterford, Clinton County, Iowa, son of Peter and Elizabeth (Mayer/Meyer) Meinhart.

    • Rosalie [or Rosalia] T. Meinhart was born on April 13, 1899, in Dubuque County, Iowa, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Mayer/Meyer) Meinhart.

    • Rupert J. Meinhart was born on July 31, 1901, in Iowa, son of Peter and Elizabeth (Mayer/Meyer) Meinhart.

      Rupert Meinhart died in June 1987, with a last residence of Fremont, Nebraska.

    • Linus V. Meinhart was born in 1908, in Iowa, son of Peter and Elizabeth (Mayer/Meyer) Meinhart.

      Linus Meinhart died in 1918, and he was buried in Calvary Cemetery at Fremont, Nebraska.

    • Marcella L. Meinhart was born ca. 1909, in Iowa, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Mayer/Meyer) Meinhart.

    • Florence E. Meinhart was born ca. 1918, in Nebraska, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Mayer/Meyer) Meinhart.

    • Maxine D. Meinhart was born ca. 1919, in Nebraska, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Mayer/Meyer) Meinhart.

    • Harold Clifford Meinhart was born on January 28, 1920, in Nebraska, son of Peter and Elizabeth (Mayer/Meyer) Meinhart. Harold Meinhart served in the U.S. Navy.

      Harold C. Meinhart died on May 18, 1998, with a last residence of Beverly Hills, Citrus County, Florida. He was buried on June 1, 1998, in Florida National Cemetery at Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida.

  2. * = Mary's middle name is given as Ann in her son Victor Hoerstmann's obituary.
    ** = Theodore was Mary's husband's given name as it appears in their son Victor Hoerstmann's obituary. Mary is referred to as Mrs. Peter Hoerstman in an obituary for her mother, Anna Huberty, that appeared in the Dubuque Daily Times-Journal.
    Maria A. Meinhart* was born on March 30, 1871, in Iowa, daughter of George and Anna (Winter) Meinhart; the family lived at New Vienna, Iowa. Mary Meinhart married Theodore Hoerstmann** on July 12, 1892, in St. Boniface Church at New Vienna, Iowa. Theodore was born circa 1867 in Ohio, son of Henry and Valentina Hoerstmann, who in 1870 were living in Delphos, Allen County, Ohio. Henry Hoerstmann was said to have been a prominent Catholic tutor; the 1870 U.S. Census does list him as a teacher. Henry and Valentina Hoerstmann subsequently moved to Mishawaka, Indiana.
          Theodore Hoerstmann was said to be a relative of Bishop Ignatius F. Horstmann of Cleveland, Ohio. They may have been first cousins, the Bishop's father Frederick, born ca. 1820-21, and Theodore's father Henry, born ca. 1815-1816, were both listed as being born in Hannover, Germany, in the 1870 census.
          Theodore and Mary Hoerstmann lived at Mishawaka, Indiana, where he was a "prosperous merchant." One night, circa 1892, Theodore Hoerstmann, locked up his store and disappeared. He had at the time considerable money on his person, and every effort made failed to reveal the slightest clew to his whereabouts. Relatives finally accepted the theory that he had been killed.
          Mary Hoerstmann, with son Victor, who was born in Mishawaka in 1893, returned to eastern Iowa, where they lived at Dyersville.

    from the July 13, 1902, Dubuque Telegraph Herald, edited:
    DEAD MAN RETURNS.
    LONG LOST HUSBAND OF MRS. THEODORE HOERSTMANN COMES BACK.
    Years Ago He Left His Home in Indiana and Now Is Rich.
    The happiest woman in Dyersville today is Mrs. Theodore Hoerstmann. Friday afternoon Theodore Hoerstmann appeared in Mishawaka. He gave no explanation of his absence but has accumulated wealth somewhere. Mr. Hoerstmann's wife resides in Dyersville and has a son named Victor, who is about 10 years old. The news will be received with pleasure by Mrs. Hoerstmann's many friends in Dyersville, and the hopes that have for years been held out that he would some day return seem soon to be realized. Mr. and Mrs. Hoerstmann always lived peacefully and happily together and his sudden disappearance could not be accounted for. If it is true, and it doubtless is, that he has accumulated a fortune, it will not come amiss. During the long period of years in which she was thus forced to make her own way for herself and son, Mrs. Hoerstmann engaged in many occupations and at the present time she is conducting a music conservatory.
    from the July 25, 1902, Dubuque Telegraph Herald, edited:
    MOURNED AS DEAD.
    DYERSVILLE WOMAN GOES TO JOIN HER HUSBAND WHO WAS ABSENT TEN YEARS.
    Theodore Hoerstmann Is a Modern Enoch Arden and a Rich Man.
    The last chapter in an intersting romance of a separated family was enacted today when Mrs. Theodore Hoerstmann and her little ten-year-old son Victor, of Dyersville, passed through Dubuque for Mishawaka, Ind., where they go to live with the husband and father Mr. Theodore Hoerstmann, from whom they have been separated for ten long years. They will make their future home at Mishawaka, where Mr. Hoerstmann has a position in a manufacturing establishment.

    Theodore and Mary Hoerstmann had three more children: twins Anthony and Marie, born in 1903, and Cecelia, born circa 1905, all born in Iowa. The twins, Anthony and Marie, both were born in Dubuque, Iowa, according to their obituaries.
          Evidently, by 1910, Theodore Hoerstmann is gone again.
          Both the 1900 and 1910 U.S. Censuses list Mary as the head of household of the Hoerstmann home in Dyersville, Iowa; the husband is absent; Mary is listed as seven years married in 1900 and 17 years married in 1910. Theodore Hoerstmann is not mentioned in a death notice for Mary that appeared in the Dubuque Telegraph Herald.
          Mary Hoerstmann was a music teacher for 37 years. By the early 1920s, she was living in Dubuque, Iowa. A 1923 advertisement stated Mary was a teacher of banjo, mandolin, guitar, violin, cello, and piano, also Hawaiian guitar and ukelele coaching, conducting of string music clubs, on Bluff Street in Dubuque.
          Mary was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dubuque, and a member of the League of the Sacred Heart of the Rosary Society and the Ladies Catholic Benevolent Society.

    Mrs. Mary Hoerstmann (Mary Meinhart, New Vienna, Iowa) died at her home on Central Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa, Wednesday morning, January 25, 1933, after an illness of six months. The funeral was held from the home to St. Mary's Church in Dubuque, Friday morning, January 27, at 9 o'clock. Burial was made in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
          She was survived by two daughters, Marie and Cecelia; two sons, Victor and Anthony; two sisters, Mrs. W.A. Meis, of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Fred Fischback, of Dyersville, Ia.; four brothers, Peter J. Meinhart, of Fremont, Neb., and George Huberty, Henry Huberty, and Jacob Huberty, of Dyersville, Ia.; and two grandchildren.

    Children of Theodore and Mary (Meinhart) Hoerstmann:

    • Victor Hoerstmann was born in 1893 at Mishawaka, Indiana, son of Theodore and Mary (Meinhart) Hoerstmann. In 1900 and 1910, he was living in Dyersville, Iowa, in his mother's household in Dyersville, Iowa. During the 1910s, Victor moved to Fremont, Nebraska, where his uncle and aunt, Peter and Lizzie Meinhart, were also now living.
            Victor Hoerstmann married Catheryn Schinstock on June 29, 1921, in West Point, Nebraska. Catheryn Schinstock was born in February 1894, in Nebraska, daughter of Henry and Catherine (Scalp) Schinstock, of Sherman Township, Cuming County, Nebraska. She was educated in the West Point schools and at St. Angelus Institute in Carroll, Iowa.
            Victor and Catheryn Hoerstmann moved to Dubuque, Iowa, ca. 1928*. Victor was employed as a watchman at Klauer Manufacturing Company in Dubuque. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dubuque and its Holy Name Society.
      * = Circa 1927, according to Catheryn's obituary; 1923, according to Victor's obituary.

      Mrs. Cathryn M. Hoerstmann, of 2997 Central Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa, died Wednesday morning, December 21, 1932, at 1 o'clock, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, after a two weeks' illness. She was a Catholic and a member of the Sacred Heart League.
            The funeral of Mrs. Catherine M. Hoerstmann was held Friday morning, December 23, from the Didesch Funeral Home in Dubuque, Iowa, to the Holy Ghost Church in Dubuque at 9 o'clock. The Rev. G.A. Hauck officiated at the mass and preached the funeral sermon, and the Rev. Father Schmitz said the prayers at the graveside in Mount Calvary Cemetery, where burial was made. Pallbearers were Arthur Prinz, Anton Bertsch, E. Gerken, John C. Beck, Leonard Hartman, and Ray Kalb.
            Relatives and friends from out-of-town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schinstock, Arthur Prinz, and Fred Schinstock, of West Point, Neb.; Verona, Anna, and Coletta Schinstock, of Omaha, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. George Huberty and family, Mr. and Mrs Henry Huberty and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Huberty and family, all of Dyersville, Ia.
            Mrs. Hoerstmann was survived by her husband, Victor H. Hoerstmann; five children; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schinstock; three brothers, Fred, Henry, and William Schimstock, West Point, Neb.; and four sisters, Jean, Veronica, and Coletta Schinstock, Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Emil Bogner, Lexington, Neb. Her children include three sons, Vernon, Marcellus, and a two-weeks-old infant, Norman, and two daughters, Eleanor and Virginia.

      Victor H. Hoerstmann, 66, of 1496½ Central Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa, died at 10:30 , Wednesday, February 3, 1960, at Xavier Hospital in Dubuque. Family and friends called after 7 p.m., Thursday, February 4, at Didesch Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the recititation of the Rosary was at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m., Saturday, February 6, at St. Mary's Church, with the Rev. Robert P. Rahe officiating. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
            Mr. Hoerstmann was survived by three sons, T-Sgt. Vernon Hoerstmann, U.S.A.F., at Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, Kan., Marcellus Hoerstmann, at home, and Norman Hoerstmann, of Dubuque, Ia.; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Eleanor) Vize, of Dubuque, Ia., and Mrs. Robert (Virginia) Vize, of Moline, Ill.; eleven grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Carl (Marie) Bockes, and one brother, Anthony Hoerstman, both of Dubuque, Ia.

      • Vernon C. Hoerstmann was born on June 15, 1922, in Norfolk, Nebraska, son of Victor and Cathryn (Schinstock) Hoerstmann. Vernon Hoerstmann grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, and after serving in the Air Force for more than 23 years, he retired in Dubuque. Vernon Hoerstmann married Neva [?].

        Vernon C. Hoerstmann, 86, of Dubuque Nursing & Rehab Center in Dubuque, Iowa, died Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, October 17, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, where visitation was held prior to the service. Burial was in Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque, where a flag presentation was accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League. The Siegert-Casper Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
              Mr. Hoerstmann was survived by a brother, Norman (Mary Ann) Hoerstmann, of Hazel Green, Wis.; two sisters, Eleanor Vize, of Dubuque, Ia., and Virginia (Robert) Vize, of Moline, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Neva Hoerstmann; and a brother, Marcellus Hoerstmann.

      • Marcellus H. Hoerstmann was born on July 11, 1923, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Victor and Catheryn (Schinstock) Hoerstmann.
              Marcellus Hoerstmann resided at Dubuque, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Marcellus was a Pinkerton guard and worked for White Trucking. He also worked at Caradco for many years. He was a member of St. Mary's Holy Name Society.

        Marcellus H. Hoerstmann, 61, of Dubuque, Iowa, died at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, 1985, at home. Family and friends called from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Ed Siegert-Al Didesch Colonial Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the rosary was recited at 6:30 p.m.
              Mr. Hoerstmann was survived by two brothers, Vernon Hoerstmann, of Dubuque, Ia., and Norman Hoerstmann, of Rte. 1, Hazel Green, Wis.; and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Eleanor) Vize, of Dubuque, Ia., and Mrs. Robert (Virginia) Vize, of Moline, Ill.

      • Eleanor Hoerstmann was born to Victor and Catheryn (Schinstock) Hoerstmann. Eleanor Hoerstman married Joseph E. Vize on April 3, 1948, in Dubuque, Iowa.

        Hoerstmann-Vize Marriage Held at St. Mary's Church
        The marriage of Miss Eleanor Mary Hoerstmann, daughter of Victor H. Hoerstmann, of 1496 Central Avenue, and the late Mrs. Kathryn Schinstock Hoerstmann, and Joseph E. Vize, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Vize, of 600 O'Neill Street, was solemnized Saturday morning at St. Mary's church by the Rev Richard Krapfl.
              Miss Elizabeth Jungk played nuptial organ music during the service and accompanied the Misses Florence Henning and Lizette Hanover, vocalists. Miss Virginia Mary Hoerstmann attended her sister as maid of honor, and the bridegroom's brother, Robert Vize, was best man.
              The bride wore the bridal gown her mother wore on her wedding day over 25 years ago and a fingertip veil of silk illusion net. The gown was fashioned of deep ivory satin with a basque waist and a bertha collar and overskirt of lace. She carried a bouquet of Julianna Hill roses and white carnations.
              Light blue satin and net fashioned the maid of honor's gown and with it she wore a peek-a-boo net hat with large bow streamers and matching mitts. Her flowers were fashioned into a colonial bouquet. The bridegroom's mother wore a navy blue ensemble and had a corsage of pink carnations and sweet peas.
              After a wedding breakfast at the Triangle cafe and a reception at the Hoerstmann home, the couple left on a wedding trip to Chicago and Milwaukee. When they return they will live at 1496 Central Avenue.
              The bride is a graduate of St. Mary's school and was employed as a clerk by Quality Cleaners. The bridegroom attended the Sacred Heart school and is a toolmaker for the John Deere company.
        Online source, accessed Jan. 24, 2010: CLEMENTS-L Archives at http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/CLEMENTS/1998-03/0890175593

        Joseph E. Vize was born on December 4, 1923, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Vize. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Joseph and Eleanor Vize lived at Dubuque, Iowa, and he was a tool and die maker at John Deere Dubuque Works for 35 years. He was a member of the John Deere Retirees and a the Tri-Statesmen Barbershop Chorus.

        Joseph and Eleanor "Ele" Vize of Dubuque, Iowa, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on April 3, 1988, with a noon Mass at St. Mary's Church, followed by a family luncheon at the Hoffman House Restaurant, both in Dubuque.
              Joe Vize and Ele Hoerstmann, both of Dubuque, were married April 3, 1948, at St. Mary's Church. Their children are Richard, Jerry, Mary Ann, Joe Jr, Don, Sue Theisen and Jim, all of Dubuque; Sharon Schack of Slidell, La.; and Jean Junk of Bellevue, Ia. They have 13 grandchildren.
        Online source, accessed Jan. 24, 2010: CLEMENTS-L Archives at http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/CLEMENTS/1998-03/0890175593

        Joseph E. Vize, Sr., 65, of Dubuque, Iowa, died at 1:45 a.m., Monday, December 26, 1988, at Mercy Health Center, St. Joseph's Unit, in Dubuque. Family and friends called from 2 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, December 28, at the Ed Siegert-Al Didesch Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the wake service was said at 7 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 29, at Sacred Heart Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque, where graveside military rites were accorded by the American Legion, Dubuque Post 6.
              Mr. Vize was survived by his wife, Eleanor; five sons, Richard Vize, Jerry Vize, Joseph Vize, Donald Vize, and James Vize, all of Dubuque, Ia.; four daughters, Mrs. Gary (Sharon) Schack, of Slidell, La., Mrs. Marion (Jean) Junk, of Mount Vernon, Ia., and Mary Ann "Bid" Vize and Mrs. Tony (Susann) Theisen, both of Dubuque, Ia.; 13 grandchildren; three brothers, John Vize and Robert Vize, both of Moline, Ill., and Larry Vize, of Orange City, Fla.; and a sister, Mrs. Marguerite Kitto, of Thornton, Colo. A son, Tom, died on November 4, 1952.

      • Virginia Mary Hoerstmann was born on August 3, 1928, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Victor and Catheryn (Schinstock) Hoerstmann. Virginia Hoerstmann married Robert Vize on September 23, 1950, in Dubuque, Iowa. Virginia was a member of Christ the King Church in Moline, Illinois. She enjoyed baking and loved spending time with her family.

        Virginia M. Vize, 81, of Moline, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m., Monday, June 14, at Christ the King Church in Moline. Visitation was from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at Rafferty Funeral Home in Moline, with a rosary recited at 2 p.m. Entombment was made at St. Mary's Cemetery in East Moline, Illinois.
              Survivors included her loving husband, Robert; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and James Modglin, of Morrison, Ill., and Cathryn and Joe Auliff, of DeWitt, Ia.; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Debbie Vize, of Forsyth, Ill., Stephen and Christine Vize, of Morris, Ill., Gary and Janet Vize, of Coal Valley, Ill., and Tom and Barb Vize, of Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren, Albert and Anna Vize, Joshua Vize, Ginger and Ellie Vize, Chelsea Vize, Amber Howell, Jenny Heveron, Anjie Graham, Zach Modglin, Katie Ludwig, Corey Modglin, Jordan Auliff, Julie Bare, Jennifer Natsis and Matt Auliff; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Eleanor Vize, of Dubuque, Ia.; and a brother, Norman Hoerstmann, of Hazel Green, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Marcellus and Vernon Hoerstmann.

      • Norman Hoerstmann was born to Victor and Catheryn (Schinstock) Hoerstmann. Norm Hoerstmann married Mary Ann Skemp on September 28, 1957, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Norm worked in the mailroom of the Telegraph Herald in Dubuque and retired on January 1, 1997. Mary Ann was a library media associate at Fulton School in Dubuque.
              Norm and Mary Ann Hoerstmann, of Hazel Green, Wisconsin, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on September 28, 1997, with a Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dubuque, Iowa, and a family brunch at The Bridge Restaurant and Lounge in Dubuque. Their children are Michael, of Cottage Grove, Wis.; Patrick, of Merrill, Wis., Heather, of Burnsville, Minn.; and Molly, of Eau Claire, Minn.

    • Anthony H. Hoerstmann was born on May 2, 1903, at Dubuque, Iowa, son of Theodore and Mary (Meinhart) Hoerstmann. Anthony Hoerstmann married Anne M. Didesch. Anne was born on July 20, 1909. Anthony and Anne Hoerstman resided in Dubuque, Iowa. Anne Hoerstman was an Avon representative for 15 years.

      Mrs. Anthony H. (Anne M.) Hoerstman, of Dubuque, Iowa, died at 5 p.m., Friday, January 7, 1977, at the Americana Healthcare Center in Dubuque. Family and friends called from 2 to 9 p.m., Sunday, January 9, at the Didesch Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the Scripture Wake Service was said at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, January 10, at St. Mary's Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Mrs. Hoerstman was survived by her husband, Anthony; two sons, Ted Hoerstman and William Hoerstman, both of Dubuque, Ia.; four grandchildren; and two brothers, Edmund Didesch, of Dubuque, Ia., and Richard H. "Fink" Didesch, of Boulder Junction, Wis.

      Anthony H. Hoerstman, of Dubuque, Iowa, died at 6:25 a.m., Monday, October 19, 1981, at St. Joseph's Unit of Mercy Medical Center, in Dubuque. Family and friends called from 2 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, October 20, at the Didesch Funeral Home in Dubuque, where a wake service was said at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 21, at St. Mary's Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Mr. Hoerstman was survived by two sons, Ted Hoerstman and Bill Hoerstman, both of Dubuque, and four grandchildren.


      • Theodore Anthony Hoerstman
        Theodore Anthony Hoerstman was born on April 22, 1937, son of Anthony and Anne (Didesch) Hoerstman. Theodore Hoerstman married Sharon Shaw at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 23, 1963, at St. Mary's Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Sharon Shaw was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Shaw. At the time of their marriage, Sharon was employed at the Dubuque Packing Company Retail Market, and Theodore was a clerk at the U.S. Post Office.

        On Monday, December 6, 1982, Theodore "Ted" Hoerstman, 45, of Dubuque, Iowa, was reported missing from his home by his wife. Reports indicated that Hoerstman was despondent and had left notes to his family that said he was going to jump off the the Julien Dubuque Bridge at Dubuque, Iowa.
              Police found his car on the Dubuque side of the river near the bridge. The river was searched for clues, although high river levels and the large water span prohibited dragging operations, and authorities said cold water would prevent a body from surfacing for a time. A body would never be recovered.
              Hoerstman, a postal clerk, was the father of two children.

      • William Patrick Hoerstman was born on March 17, 1945, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Anthony and Anne (Didesch) Hoerstman. William Hoerstman, who was called "Bill," married Diane Noonan on June 5, 1965, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dubuque, Iowa.
              He worked as an Ultra Sonics Tech at John Deere in Dubuque.

        William Patrick “Bill” Hoerstman, 72, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 29, 2017, at home. Bill had many friends who treasured and loved him, he will be greatly missed by many. According to his wishes, no public visitation or service was held. Burial was at a later date in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. Leonard Funeral Home in Dubuque is assisting the family.
              Those left to cherish his memory were his wife Diane; daughter Dana (Rick) Buol; grandchildren, Casey and Kylie Weitz, and Tanner Buol; his many friends especially Barb and Chuck Martelle; his golfing buddies from Birchwood Golf Course; his friends from all the many theaters, especially Sue Riedel, who gave him his start in acting.
              He was preceded in death by his parents Anthony and Anne Hoerstman, his brother Ted, and his daughter Kim.

        • Kim A. Hoerstman was born on July 19, 1966, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of William and Diane (Noonan) Hoerstman.
                Kim loved her family, her pets, and being part of the theatre community.

          Kim A. Hoerstman, 46, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at The Finley Hospital in Dubuque, surrounded by her loving family, after complications from lupus. According to her wishes, there was no public service or visitation. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. Leonard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
                She was survived by her son, Casey Weitz, and her daughter, Kylie Weitz, both of Dubuque, Ia.; her parents, Bill and Diane Hoerstman, of Dubuque, Ia.; a sister, Dana (Rick) Buol, and their son, Tanner; a grandmother, Marcella Noonan; a cousin, Al Beckius; special friends; the Chuck Martelle family; and her beloved cat, Jazzy.
                She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Anne and Tony Hoerstman; and a grandfather, Kenneth Noonan.

    • Marie Hoerstmann was born on May 2, 1903, at Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Theodore and Mary (Meinhart) Hoerstmann. Marie Hoerstmann married Carl J. Bockes on September 26, 1933, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Carl Bockes was born on August 28, 1906, in Fillmore, Iowa, son of John and Therese (Lang) Bockes. Carl and Marie Bockes resided at Dubuque, Iowa, and they were members of the Church of the Nativity in Dubuque.
            Marie was employed at Roshek's Department Store in Dubuque before her retirement. She was a member of the Nativity Rosary Society and the Nativity Guild. Carl worked at Crescent Electric Supply Company in Dubuque from 1924 to 1972, when he retired as sales manager. He was a member of the Third Degree Knights of Columbus, Council 510; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge 291, for 61 years; the Nativity Guild, Senior Citizens, and Rosary Society; Dubuque Business Men's Association; the Dubuque Electric League; and the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce.

      Mrs. Carl (Marie V.) Bockes, 74, of Dubuque, Iowa, died at 6:45 a.m., Saturday, September 24, 1977, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. Family and friends called from 2 to 9 p.m., Sunday, September 25, at the Didesch Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the Scripture Wake Service was said at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Monday, September 26, at the Church of the Nativity in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Mrs. Bockes was survived by her husband, Carl; a daughter, Mrs. Terrence (Rosemaree) Moran, of Denver, Colo.; three sons, Joseph C. Bockes, of Waterloo, Ia., Robert A. Bockes, of Johnston, R.I., and Richard M. Bockes, of Dubuque, Ia.; 15 grandchildren; and a brother, Anthony Hoerstman, of Dubuque, Ia.

      Carl J. Bockes, 84, of Dubuque, Iowa, died at 1:40 p.m., Sunday, April 7, 1991, at The Finley Hospital in Dubuque. Family and friends called from 4 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, at the Ed Siegert-Al Didesch Colonial Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the parish wake service was said at 5 p.m. and the Knights of Columbus Council rosary was recited at 6:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, at Nativity Catholic Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.
            Mr. Bockes was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Terrence (Rosemaree) Moran, of Denver, Colo.; three sons, Joseph C. Bockes, of Waterloo, Ia., Robert A. Bockes, of West Greenwich, R.I., and Richard Bockes, of Dubuque, Ia.; and 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie, and a son, Thomas J. Bockes.

    • Cecelia Hoerstmann was born on November 25, 1904, in Dubuque County, Iowa, daughter of Theodore and Mary (Meinhart) Hoerstmann. At the time of the 1910 U.S. Census, she was residing in her mother's household in Dyersville, Iowa. By the early 1920s, her mother had moved the family to Dubuque, Iowa. Cecelia's mother died in 1933, and between 1936 and 1940, Cecelia Hoerstmann married John C. Vogt. John Vogt was born on November 26, 1903, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Simon and Margaret (Pemsl) Vogt.
            John and Cecelia Vogt lived on Kaufmann Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa. At the time of the 1940 census, John's occupation was given as a galvanizer for a sheet and metal company.

      Cecelia Vogt died on May 13, 1957.

      John Vogt subsequently married Leona Lawson. John and Leona Vogt lived in Dubuque, Iowa.
            John was employed in the canning department of the Dubuque Packing Company prior to his retirement. He was a member of St. Mary's Holy Name Society, the St. Aloysius Society, and Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butch Workman Local 150.

      John C. Vogt, 75, of Kaufmann Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa, died at 3 p.m., Friday, December 22, 1978, at Xavier Hospital in Dubuque. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 27, at St. Mary's Church in Dubuque, Iowa. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque. Family and friends called from 2 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, December 26, at Didesch Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the scripture wake service was held at 7 p.m.
            He was survived by his wife, the former Leona Lawson; a brother, Arthur Vogt, and a sister, Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Hamel, both of Dubuque, Iowa.

  3. G. Joseph Meinhart was born on March 3, 1873, son of George and Anna (Winter) Meinhart.

    Joseph Meinhart died August 15, 1874, at age 1 year, 5 months, 12 days, and he was buried at New Vienna.

  4. Edward Meinhart was born on January 1, 1875, son of George and Anna (Winter) Meinhart. He was baptized on January 2, by the Rev. C.L. Schulte at St. Boniface Church in New Vienna, Iowa. His godparents were Edward Bäumle and Anna M. Winter.

    Edward Meinhart died March 5, 1876, at age 1 year, 2 months, 4 days, and he was buried at New Vienna.

  5. * = Elizabeth's name is recorded as Maria Elis. in a church record book and as Mary E. in the 1900 U.S. Census. ** = Elizabeth's birth date of December 10, 1876, is from her obituary; and December is given as her month of birth in the 1900 U.S. Census; November 10 is recorded as her date of birth in a church record book.
    Dr. W.A. Meis, Dentist - All work guaranteed - All gold work strictly cash - Office at residence, Dyersville, Iowa advertisement from the 1906 Atlas of Dubuque County, Iowa (Davenport, Iowa: The Iowa Pub. Co.)
    Elizabeth Meinhart* was born on December 10, 1876**, in New Vienna, Iowa, daughter of George and Anna Mary (Winter) Meinhart. Elizabeth Meinhart married Dr. William Arnold Meis on June 30, 1896, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna, Iowa. William Meis was born on September 15, 1873, in New Vienna, Iowa, to John Francis "Frank" and Mary Anna "Yanna" (Vorwald) Meis.
          William and Elizabeth Meis initially resided at Dyersville, Iowa, and Dubuque, Iowa, and later at Chicago, Illinois. Born to William and Elizabeth (Meinhart) Meis were Lee Francis Meis, Marcelle "Marse" Meis, Elizabeth "Betty" Meis, Arnold R. Meis, Jeanne Meis, and a daughter that died in infancy.

    Mrs. William A. (Elizabeth) Meis, 73, of Chicago, Illinois, died Thursday, May 11, 1950, at Augustine Hospital in Chicago. A former Dubuque, Iowa, resident, she was the wife of Dr. William A. Meis. Requiem mass was said at 7 a.m., Monday, May 15, at St. Clement's Church in Chicago. The body was taken to Dubuque, Iowa, the same day for burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, where burial services were held at 2 p.m.
          Mrs. Meis was survived by her husband, Dr. William Meis; three daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Marse) Fitzgerald, of Dubuque, Iowa, and Miss Betty Meis and Mrs. J. Urben (Jeanne) Farley, both of Chicago, Ill.; three sons, Dr. Lee F. Meis, of Sioux City, Ia., Arnold R. Meis, of Chicago, Ill., and Dr. William A. Meis, Jr., of Decatur, Ill.; and 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter.

    Dr. William A. Meis, 79, formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, died Tuesday morning, March 3, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois, where he had lived for many years. The funeral mass was Thursday, March 6, in Chicago, and the body was transferred to Mount Calvary in Dubuque for burial that afternoon.
          Dr. Meis was survived by three sons, Dr. Lee F. Meis, Sr., Arnold R. Meis, and Dr. William A. Meis, Jr., all of Chicago, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. Leslie M. (Marse) Fitzgerald, of Dubuque, Ia., and Miss Elizabeth M. Meis and Mrs. J. Urben (Jeanne) Farley, both of Chicago, Ill., and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Children of William A. and Elizabeth (Meinhart) Meis:

    • Leander Francis "Lee" Meis was born on January 2, 1898, in Dyersville, Iowa, son of William A. and Elizabeth (Meinhart) Meis. Dr. Leander F. Meis, son of Dr. and Mrs. William A. Meis, of Dubuque, Iowa, married Dorothy Trexler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph M. Trexler, of Dubuque, Saturday morning, June 9, 1923, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dubuque.
            Dorothy Katherine Trexler was born on September 17, 1897, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Adolph M. and Lucy F. (Altmann) Trexler.
            Lee and Dorothy Meis made their home in Sioux City, Iowa, where they had three children, Lee F., Jr., Donald J., and Paul J.

      Dr. Lee F. Meis, 70, of Sioux City, Iowa died Saturday evening, November 30, 1968, at a Sioux City hospital, after an illness of nearly a year. Funeral services were held at 9 a.m., Tuesday, December 3, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Sioux City, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Newman Flanagan officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Sioux City. The Larkin Funeral was in charge of arrangements. Rosaries were recited Monday, December 2, at the funeral home by St. Theresa's Study Club, by the Third Order of St Francis, by members of the parish, and by the Knights of Columbus.

      Dorothy K. Meis, 93, of Sioux City, Iowa, died September 13, 1991.

    • Marcelle Dorothy "Marce" Meis was born on July 15, 1899, in Dyersville, Iowa, daughter of William A. and Elizabeth (Meinhart) Meis. Marcelle Meis married Dr. Leslie M. FitzGerald on Saturday, October 8, 1921, in the chapel at Columbia College (now Loras College) in Dubuque, Iowa.

      from the Sunday, October 9, 1921, Dubuque, Iowa, Telegraph Herald:
      Married At Columbia Chapel
            Columbia College chapel was the setting for one of the most charming weddings of the fall season yesterday morning.
            Rev. Father Edward FitzGerald, professor at the college and brother of the groom, read the nuptial mass that united Miss Marcelle Meis and Dr. Leslie M. FitzGerald. The ceremony was performed at 7 o'clock.
            Following the mass a breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents, Dr. and Mrs. W.A. Meis, 23 West Fourteenth street. The decorations were artistic arrangements of white roses.
            Mrs. FitzGerald is the eldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W.A. Meis. She received her education at the Immaculate Conception academy, this city, and Saint Clara College, Sinsinawa. She is also a member of the Iota Beta Phi sorority. Her kindly and sympathetic nature has won for her legions of friends.
            Dr. FitzGerald is the son of Mrs. Emma FitzGerald of Iowa city, Iowa. He is a graduate of Iowa University Dental college being appointed assistant to the chair upon receiving his honors. He held this position until he removed to Dubuque the early part of 1920, where he has since been practicing his position.
            Dr. FitzGerald is a member of the Xi-Psi-Phi dental fraternity, a Rotarian, a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Golf club. He has become one of the leading young men of the city through the interest he has taken in all civic matters.
            Dr. and Mrs. FitzGerald will be at home to their friends at 481 West Fifth street, after November 1.

      Leslie M. FitzGerald was born on August 18, 1898, in Cresco, Howard County, Iowa, son of Edward A. and Emma (Daly) FitzGerald.
            Leslie and Marce Fitzgerald had three daughters, Shirley Ann, Patricia, and Jacqueline.

      from the Monday, October 20, 1969, Dubuque, Iowa, Telegraph Herald:
      Oral Surgeons to honor FitzGerald
           The 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Oral Surgeons will be dedicated to Dubuque's Dr. Leslie FitzGerald, it was announced today.
            Dr. FitzGerald, of Rolling Ridge, Peosta, is an internationally known pioneer in the specialty of oral surgery and dentistry.
            The meeting, which will be held in San Francisco, Dec. 1 to 5, will be the 45th annual meeting of the society which he will have attended.
            Dr. FitzGerald is a 1919 graduate of the Iowa College of Dentistry and has served as president of the American Society of Oral Surgeons, the American Dental Assn., and the Iowa College of Dentistry Alumni Assn.
            He has been president of the Dubuque Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Community Chest Campaign, and the Dubuque Boys Club. He is a member of the Board of Directors of First National Bank, the Dubuque Building and Loan Assn., and vice president of the Dubuque Thrift Plan Industrial Bank.
            Dr. FitzGerald is a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary dental society, and he received the Distinguished Service Award of the University of Iowa in 1968.
            He was a founding member of the American Board of Oral Surgery, and he served as its executive secretary-treasurer for 22 years. He is now an administrative consultant to its Board of Directors.

      Mrs. Marse FitzGerald, 71, of Dubuque, Iowa, died Monday morning, November 16, 1970, at the family home. Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 18, at the Nativity Church in Dubuque. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Key West, Iowa. The Most Rev. Edward A. FitzGerald, of Winona, Minnesota, conducted the services. Family and friends called after 5 p.m., Tuesday, November 17, at the Egelhof Funeral Home in Dubuque, where the wake service was held at 8 p.m.
            Mrs. FitzGerald was born in Dyersville, Ia. She was a member of the Girl Scout Board, Teresians, Dubuque Golf Club, Finley Hospital Development Drive, United Fund, Dubuque Women's Club, and was a graduate of St. Clara's College, Sinsinawa, Wis.
            She was survived by three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Nan) Gilloon, Jr., Mrs. James (Pat) O'Brien, and Mrs. F.B. (Jacque) Merritt, all of Dubuque, Ia.; two sisters, Mrs. J.U. Farley, of Lake Forest, Ill., and Mrs. Engelbert Schmitz, of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, A.R. Meis, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Dr. W.A. Meis, of Decatur, Ill., and 16 grandchildren.

      Noted dentist, Dr. FitzGerald is dead at 73.
      Dr. Leslie M. FitzGerald, noted dentist and oral surgeon, died Saturday night, August 28, 1971, in his home at 450 Villa Street in Dubuque, Iowa. He was 73.
            A native of Cresco, Iowa, Dr. FitzGerald received numerous awards and honors. Among them was the highest honor organized dentistry can bestow, that of the presidency of the American Dental Association.
            After he graduated from the Iowa College of Dentistry in 1919, Dr. FitzGerald accepted a residency in oral surgery at Iowa University Hospitals and began a career that would eventually make him internationally known in his specialty of oral surgery.
            Recipient of the University of Iowa's Distinguished Service Award in 1968, Dr. FitzGerald was president of the American Society of Oral Surgeons and a founding member of the American Board of Oral Surgery, the latter of which he served as executive secretary for 22 years.
            In Dubuque he served on the boards of the First National Bank and the Dubuque Savings and Loan Association. He was a member of the American Legion, Rotary, and the Elks, and he served on the boards of the Boys Club, United Fund, and Chamber of Commerce.
            Funeral services were held at 12:30 p.m., Monday, August 30, at the Church of the Nativity in Dubuque, where family and friends called from 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday, August 29. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Key West, Iowa. Funeral arrangements were handled by Egelhof Funeral Home.
            He was survived by three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Shirley Ann) Gilloon, Mrs. James (Patricia) O'Brien, and Mrs. Benjamin (Jacqueline) Merritt, all of Dubuque, Ia.; a brother, the Most Rev. Edward A. FitzGerald, of Winona, Minn.; a sister, Mrs. John Gallagher, of Mason City, Ia.; and 16 grandchildren.

    • Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Meis was born on April 20, 1902, in Dyersville, Iowa, daughter of William A. and Elizabeth (Meinhart) Meis. Betty Meis was living in Chicago, Illinois, at the time of her father's death in 1953. Betty Meis married Engelbert Schmitz. In 1970 Engelbert and Betty Meis were living at San Diego, California.

      Betty M. Schmitz, 72, of San Diego, California, died on January 23, 1975.

      It seems likely that the Engelbert Schmitz that Betty Meis was married to was born on June 15, 1897, in Illinois, son of Englebert and Mary (Kruse) Schmitz, of Chicago, Illinois. Engelbert Jacob Schmitz married Mildred Tyrrell (born ca. 1900-01) and they lived in Chicago, Illinois. Mildred died in October 1957, leaving Engelbert a widower, and the inference is he subsequently married Betty Meis. Englebert Schmitz, 86, died in December 1983, with a last known residence of Winneconne, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. He was buried in St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Chicago, where Mildred had also been buried. He left a son, Engelbert J., Jr., and six grandchildren.

    • Arnold R. Meis was born on September 16, 1904, in Dyersville, Iowa, son of William A. and Elizabeth (Meinhart) Meis. Arnold Meis, who was called "Mike," married Marie A. [?]. Marie was born in Chicago, Illinois. She was a charter member of The Immaculata School in Chicago.
            Circa 1969-70, Mike and Marie Meis moved to Florida from Columbus, Georgia, where Mike was a member of the Knights of Columbus; and past president of the Home Builders Association in Georgia, and where Marie was a former member of Columbus Women's Club. In Florida, Mike was a member of the United Church of God, Tampa, and Knights of Columbus. A building contractor, he was past executive director of the Associated Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors of Pinellas County, and Marie was a member of Church of the Transfiguration.

      Marie A. Meis, 83, of St. Petersburg, Florida, died Saturday, January 12, 1991, at home. Survivors included her husband, Michael AR; two daughters, Yvonne Meis, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Diane Roche, of Clearwater, Fla.; two sisters, Bernice Enters, of Clearwater, Fla., and and Rose Mary Butler, Woodstock, Ill.; three grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

      Arnold R. "Mike" Meis, of Kenneth City, Florida, died Sunday, June 11, 1995, at home. Survivors included two daughters, Yvonne Meis, of Kenneth City, Fla., and Diane M. Johnson Roche, of Clearwater, Fla.; a brother, William A., of Carlsbad, Calif.; a sister, Virginia "Jeannie" Meis Farley, of Aurora, Ohio; three grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.

    • Virginia M. "Jeanne" Meis was born on January 9, 1913, in Iowa, daughter of William A. and Elizabeth (Meinhart) Meis. Jeanne Meis married John Urben Farley. Urben Farley was born on May 13, 1903, in Illinois, son of John A. and Antoinette C. (Urben) Farley, of Chicago.

      J. Urben Farley, 94, of Aurora, Ohio, died Sunday, March 22, 1998, in Aurora. Services were private.
            Urben was the beloved husband of Virginia (née Meis); beloved father of Gail F. Royster (Clyde) of Hudson, Ohio, John U. Farley Jr. ``Jack'' (Ann) of Greenwich, Conn., Susan E. Farmer (Al) of Orinda, Calif., and William Devin Farley of Lake Geneva, Wis.; loving grandfather of Ronald Royster, Scott Royster, Stacia Royster, Kimberly Royster Miller, John Urben Farley III "JUF," Cheryl Farley, Roger Farley, Steven Farmer, Laura Leigh Farmer, Christopher Farmer, Brenton Farmer, Dean Farley, Andrew Farley, Erin Farley, and Sean Farley; great-grandfather of Stephanie Royster, Heather Royster, Pierce Royster, Hunter Ward, Alexandra Ward, Dori Farley, and Mackenzie Miller; and dear brother of the late Robert Farley, Philip Farley, and Jean Core.

      Virginia M. "Jeanne" Farley, 93, died on Monday, November 13, 2006, with a last residence of Hudson, Summit County, Ohio.

    • William Arnold Meis was born on April 4, 1917, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of William A. and Elizabeth (Meinhart) Meis. Bill graduated from Lakeview High School in Chicago, Illinois, and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Northwestern University. He was a Captain in the United States Air Force during World War II. During service, he met and married Virginia Catherine Traughber. After the war, the couple settled in Decatur, Illinois, where they raised six children.
            Bill practiced dentistry until his retirement in 1984. In 1985, he and Virginia moved to the San Diego area. Bill was an avid tennis player throughout most of his life, a passion shared by most of his family. His other passion was writing. Bill published a volume of poetry in the early 1990's and wrote a weekly column in the Blade Citizen newspaper for several years. He also enjoyed playing in regular bridge and poker groups, doing crossword puzzles, reading and listening to jazz and classical music. Bill and Virginia attended St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carlsbad and sang in the church choir for many years.

      William Arnold Meis, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on June 13, 2010, at his home in Cardiff by the Sea, California. A funeral mass and memorial service was scheduled for late July 2010 at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Carlsbad, California.
            Bill was survived by his wife, Virginia; his sons Bill Jr., Michael and Vincent; daughters Mary, Monica and Marcie; and thirteen grandchildren. His quick wit, humor, and affection will be fondly remembered by all.

Children of Hubert and Anna (Winter) Meinhart Huberty:

  1. * = Frances's given names are recorded as Anna Franciska in a church record book, and her name appears as Anna F. in the 1900 U.S. Census.
    ** = April 26 is Frances's date of birth as recorded in the church record book; other sources have her birth date as April 23 and also April 21; one source has Frances being baptized on April 26, 1884, at St. Boniface Church in New Vienna.
    *** = Fred and Frances's date of marriage as given in Fred's obituary.
    **** = Fred's date of birth as it appears in two online Fischbach genealogies that include Fred; his obituary gives his date of birth as December 15, 1887.
    ***** = An online source includes a fourth child born to Fred and Francis Fischbach, a son named Mathias Fischbach, who was born in 1918 at Dyersville, Iowa.
    Frances Huberty* was born on April 26, 1884**, in New Vienna, Iowa, daughter of Hubert and Anna (Winter) Meinhart Huberty. Frances "Fannie" Huberty married Fred C. Fischbach, on January 26, 1909***, at Dyersville, Iowa. Fred Fischbach was born on December 18, 1887****, at Dyersville, Iowa, son of Matthias and Anna (Schneider) Fischbach. Fred and Frances Fischbach resided at Dubuque, Iowa, although for a time in the 1910s they were at Herman, Minnesota. Born to them were Evelyn, Marian, and Frances*****. Fred was a carpenter by trade and was a member of the Carpenters and Joiners Association of America, Local No. 672.

    Fred C. Fischbach, 51, of 2044 White Street in Dubuque, Iowa, died at a Dubuque hospital Saturday night, March 25, 1939, at 9:30 o'clock, following a long illness. The Lippert & Behr Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Funeral services for Mr. Fischbach were held from the funeral home to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Dyersville, Iowa, Tuesday morning, March 28, at 9:30 o'clock. The Rev. Jospeh Kurth read the requiem mass and also officiated at the graveside at the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Leo Zimmer, George Kramer, Fred Walker, John Freymann, John Langel, and Richard Rubly.
          Mr. Fischbach was survived by his wife, Frances; three daughters, Mrs. Fred Singer, of Rockford, Ill., Mrs. Leo Jasper, of Dyersville, Ia., and Mrs. Richard Scherbring, of Dubuque, Ia.; four sisters, Mrs. Susan "Sue" Dettman, of Dubuque, Ia.; Mrs. Mary "Mayme" Huberty, of Dyersville, Ia.; Miss Catherine "Kate" Fischbach, of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Joseph Sweeney, of Rock Island, Ill.; and four brothers, Andrew "Andy" Fischbach, of Herman, Minn., Hubert "Bert" Fischbach and John Fischbach, both of Dubuque, Ia., and Theodore Fischbach, of Anaheim, Calif.

    Mrs. Frances Fischbach, 88, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Friday, May 19, 1972, at Our Lady of Lourdes Home in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called at the Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, where a scripture service was read at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, May 21. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 22, at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier in Dyersville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
          Mrs. Fischbach was survived by three daughters, Mrs. Fred (Evelyn) Singer, of Rockford, Ill., and Mrs. Leo (Marian) Jasper and Mrs. Richard (Frances) Scherbring, both of Dyersville, Ia.; 13 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

    Children of Fred and Frances (Huberty) Fischbach:

    • Evelyn Ann Fischbach was born on April 18, 1911, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Fred and Frances (Huberty) Fischbach. Evelyn Fischbach married Fredrick William Singer. Fred Singer was born on May 24, 1909, in Bryon, Illinois, to Edward Calvin and Orynthia Asenath (Comstock) Singer. Fred and Evelyn Singer resided in Rockford, Illinois.

      Fred W. Singer, 76, of Rockford, Illinois, died on June 3, 1985. Evelyn A. Singer, 85, of Rockford, Illinois, died on September 17, 1996.

    • Marian D. Fischbach was born on March 26, 1917, daughter of Fred and Frances (Huberty) Fischbach. Marian Fischbach married Leo H. Jasper on June 2, 1938, in Dyersville, Iowa. Leo Jasper was born on April 5, 1914, in Dyersville, Iowa, son of Al H. and Mary (Wessel) Jasper. Leo and Marian Jasper resided at Dyersville, Iowa, and they were the parents of Robert, Donald, and Gerald. Leo worked at John Deere Dubuque Works in Dubuque, Iowa, until his retirement in 1976. He was also a Fuller Brush sales representative and also in sales for Walnut Grove Feeds. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 94 in Dubuque. Marian was a homemaker and worked at the Piekenbrock Company. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

      Leo H. Jasper, 77, of Dyersville, Iowa, died after a short illness, Tuesday, May 21, 1991, at Mercy Health Center, St. Joseph's Unit, in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called after 2 p.m., Thursday, May 23, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, where the parish wake service was said at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 24, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Jasper was survived by his wife, Marian; three sons, Bob Jasper, of Dubuque, Ia., Don Jasper, of Cedar Falls, Ia., and Jerry Jasper, of Dyersville, Ia.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Ralph Jasper, of Dubuque, Ia.; and a sister, Bernice Maiers, of Dyersville, Ia.

      Mrs. Marian D. Jasper, 81, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Friday, June 5, 1998, at Mercy Health Center, St. Joseph's Unit, in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called from 3 to 9 p.m., Sunday, June 7, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, where there was a Catholic Daughters of the Americas rosary recited at 4:30 p.m. and the parish wake service held at 7 p.m. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m., Monday, June 8, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mrs. Jasper was survived by three sons, Bob (Martha) Jasper, of Dubuque, Ia., Don (Jeanne) Jasper, of Cedar Falls, Ia., and Jerry Jasper, of Dyersville, Ia.; and nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Evelyn Singer and Frances Scherbring.

      • Donald H. Jasper was born on February 1, 1942, in Dyersville, Iowa, son of Leo and Marian (Fischbach) Jasper. Donald Jasper married Jean A. Holtz on October 19, 1963, in Manchester, Iowa.
              Don Jasper graduated from Xavier High School in Dyersville, Iowa. He began his apprenticeship in Pattern making and attended some courses at the University of Northern Iowa. He was employed as a pattern maker with John Deere and Company for thirty-nine years, retiring in April 2002. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Waterloo, Iowa.

        Donald H. Jasper, 69, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Monday, July 11, 2011, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo, Iowa. Memorial Mass was held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 14, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Waterloo. 0Family and friends called from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, at the Richardson Funeral Service in Cedar Falls, where there was a 7 p.m. Scripture service. His body was deeded to the University of Iowa Deeded Body Program.
              He was survived by his wife, Jean, of Cedar Falls, Ia.; three daughters, Kimberly (Garry) Hauge of Plymouth, Minn., Gayle Jasper of Lincoln, Neb., and Brenda (Rob) Snider of Fishers, Ind.; six grandchildren; and a brother, Robert (Martha) Jasper, of Dubuque, Ia. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gerald Jasper.

      • Gerald R. Jasper was born November 17, 1953 in Dyersville, Iowa, son of Leo and Marian (Fischbach) Jasper. Jerry Jasper graduated from Beckman High School in Dyersville, Iowa.
              Jerry was employed for ten years at American Trust and Savings Bank in Dubuque, Iowa, and previously at the bank in Dyersville for many years; he was very devoted to his job. Jerry was proud to have worked over 500 consecutive Saturdays in a row. He was named Professional of the Year in 2008 at the Bank.
              Jerry enjoyed walking, and eating out. He was always available to help other people, including shoveling snow, and doing bookwork. He had a generous spirit and never asked for anything in return.

        Gerald R “Jerry” Jasper, 56, of Dubuque, Iowa, formerly of Dyersville, Iowa, died unexpectedly Saturday, October 23, 2010, of natural causes. Mass was Tuesday, October 26, at 2 p.m. at St. Raphael Cathedral in Dubuque, with Msgr. Wayne A. Ressler officiating. Burial was in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Dyersville. Family and friends greeted the family Tuesday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hoffmann-Schneider Funeral Home in Dubuque.
              Jerry was survived by two brothers, Bob (Martha) Jasper, of Dubuque, Ia., and Don (Jeanne) Jasper, of Cedar Falls, Ia.; an aunt and uncle, Richene and Ralph Jasper, of Dubuque, Ia.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and several aunts and uncles.

    • Frances S. Fischbach was born on February 1, 1919, in Herman, Minnesota, daughter of Fred and Frances (Huberty) Fischbach. Frances received her education at St. Francis Academy in Dyersville, Iowa.
            Frances Fischbach married Richard George Scherbring on Wednesday morning, January 5, 1938, at 7 o'clock, in St. Francis Xavier Church in Dyersville, Iowa, with the Rev. J.B. Herbers, officiating. Attending the couple were Marian Fischbach, sister of the bride, and Greg Meyer. Following the ceremony, a breakfast was held at the home of the bride's parents.
            Richard Scherbring was born on April 16, 1919, in Colony Township, Delaware County, Iowa, son of Henry F. and Mary Josephine (Hoefer) Scherbring. Richard received his education at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Petersburg, Iowa.
            Richard and Frances Scherbring resided at Dyersville, Iowa, and they were the parents of Marilyn, Carol Ann, Sharon, Jeannie, and Judy. Frances was a homemaker all of her life.

      Richard G. Scherbring, 66, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Thursday, August 29, 1985, at St. Mary's Unit of Mercy Health Center in Dyersville. Family and friends called after 3 p.m., Friday, August 30, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, where a scripture service was said at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, August 31, at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier in Dyersville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Scherbring was survived by his wife, Frances; five daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Lewey and Mrs. Arthur (Jeannie) Eudaley, both of Dubuque, Ia., Mrs. Dan (Carol) Grawe, of Milan, Ill., Sharon Gassmann, of Bettendorf, Ia., and Mrs. John (Judy) Smigiel, of Buffalo, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; and five sisters, Mrs. Hilda Conrad, of Farley, Ia., Mrs. Helen Flannagan, of Ryan, Ia., Mrs. Clark (Frieda) Cleveland, of Guttenberg, Ia., Mrs. Wilma Nielsen, of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Magdaline Sperfslage, of Earlville, Ia.

      Mrs. Frances S. Scherbring, 78, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Wednesday, June 11, 1997, at Ennoble Care Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called after 10 a.m., Saturday, June 14, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Saturday, June 14, at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier in Dyersville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mrs. Scherbring was survived by five daughters, Marilyn Kraus, of Dubuque, Ia., Carol Ann (Dan) Grawe, of Milan, Ill., Sharon (Pat) Hunt, of DeWitt, Ia., Jeannie (Arthur) Eudaley, of Dubuque, Ia., and Judith (John) Smigiel, of Arcade, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marian Jasper, of Dyersville, Ia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; a grandson, Brock Lewey; her parents; and a sister, Evelyn Singer.

  2. Cyrillus Georgus Antonius "George" Huberty was born on July 5, 1885,* in New Vienna, Iowa, son of Hubert and Anna (Winter) Meinhart Huberty. George was baptized at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna, Iowa. George Huberty married Mary E. "Mayme" Fischbach on October 20, 1914, in Dyersville, Iowa. Mayme was born on November 24, 1889, at Dyersville, Iowa, daughter of Matt and Anna (Schneider) Fischbach.
    * = 1886 according to an obituary for George and also according to the 1900 U.S. Census.
          George and Mayme Huberty resided at Dyersville. George and his brother Henry operated the Huberty Bottling Company in Dyersville, Iowa, a company begun by their father Hubert. George and Mayme Huberty had two children, Herbert and Edward.

    George Huberty, who was associated in business with his brother Henry in the Dyersville Bottling Works, an old established business, died Friday afternoon, May 4, 1934, at 3:45 o'clock, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. For the past several months he had been ill, and several days ago was taken to the hospital in Dubuque.
          Funeral services for George Huberty, 48, were held Monday morning, May 7, at 9 o'clock at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Dyersville, Iowa. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
          Mr. Huberty was survived by his widow Mayme; two sons, Herbert and Edward; one sister, Mrs. Fred Fischbach, of Dyersville, Ia.; two brothers, Henry and Jacob, both of Dyersville, Ia.; one half-brother, Peter Meinhart, of Fremont, Neb.; and one half-sister, Mrs. William (Elizabeth) Meis, of Chicago, Ill.

    Mary E. "Mayme" Huberty, 76, widow of George Huberty, and co-owner of the Huberty Bottling Company in Dyersville, Iowa, died Tuesday, April 3, 1962, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called after 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 6, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
          Mrs. Huberty was survived by two sons, Herbert Huberty and Edward Huberty, both of Dyersville, Iowa; five grandchildren; one brother, Ted Fischbach, of Anaheim, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Joe Sweeney, of Lansing, Ia., and Catherine Fischbach, of Dyersville, Ia.

    Children of George and Mary "Mayme" (Fischbach) Huberty:

    • Herbert M. Huberty was born on April 9, 1916, in Dyersville, Iowa, son of George and Mary "Mayme" (Fischbach) Huberty. Herbert graduated from St. Francis Xavier high School in Dyersville. Herbert Huberty married Rosemary A. Cunningham on Thursday morning, January 28, 1937, at 7 o'clock, in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Dyersville, Iowa, with the Rev. A.A. Halbach, assistant pastor, officiating. The bridesmaid was Lucille Schuster and the best man was Edward Huberty, brother of the groom. Following the ceremony, a breakfast was served at the home of the bride's mother. A wedding dinner was served at Link's Cafe, after which a reception followed at the home of the bride's mother.
            Rosemary Cunningham was born on September 24, 1915, in Dyersville, Iowa, daughter of Henry "Harry" and Rose (Link) Cunningham. Rosemary graduated from St. Francis Xavier high School in Dyersville.
            Herb was an and operator of Huberty Bottling Works in Dyersville for more than 40 years and was later employed by Payless Foods in Dyersville. He was a member of the Dyersville American Legion Post 137, the Dyersville Fire Department, and the Dyersville Commercial Club. Rosemary was a homemaker. She also managed the hot lunch program at St. Francis Xavier Elementary School fo 20 years.

      Mrs. Rosemary Huberty, 81, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Monday, November 4, 1996, at the Guttenberg (Iowa) Nursing Home. Family and friends called after 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 6, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, where the parish rosary was said at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 7, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mrs. Huberty was survived by her husband, Herb; two sons, Ron (Donna) Huberty, of Dyersville, Ia., and Michael Huberty of Minneapolis, Minn.; five grandchildren, Shelly (Kevin) Kosgard, of Sioux City, Ia., Carmen (Bradley) Allyn, of Shellsburg, Ia., Anthony (Lisa) Huberty, of Gilbert, Ariz., Holly (David) Hartley, of Waterloo, Ia., and Aaron Huberty, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

      Herbert M. Huberty, 82, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Thursday, April 1, 1999, at Ennoble Care Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called from 3 to 9 p.m., Sunday, April 4, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, where the parish rosary was said at 7 p.m. and a Dyersville American Legion Post 137 service was at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 5, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, and burial was in the church cemetery, where military rites were accorded by Dyersville American Legion Post 137.
            Mr. Huberty was survived by two sons, Ron (Donna) Huberty, of Dyersville, Ia., and Mike Huberty of Minneapolis, Minn.; five grandchildren, Shelly (Kevin) Kosgard, of Sioux City, Ia., Carmen (Bradley) Allyn, of Shellsburg, Ia., Anthony (Lisa) Huberty, of Gilbert, Ariz., Holly (David) Hartley, of Cedar Falls, Ia., and Amy Witte Huberty, of Gilbert, Ia.; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ed (Lois) Huberty, of Dyersville, Ia.

    • Edward M. Huberty was born on February 19, 1918, in Dyersville, Iowa, son of George and Mary "Mayme" (Fischbach) Huberty. Edward Huberty married Lois Kramer on April 9, 1942, in Dyersville. Lois Kramer was born on June 22, 1921, in Dyersville, Iowa, daughter of August and Helen (Link) Kramer.
            Ed worked at Scherrman's Implement as a salesperson for 44 years until his retirement. He was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1734, a member of the Dyersville Merchants Committee, Planning and Zoning Committee, Historical Society, and the Dyersville Commercial Club.
            Lois was a retail clerk for JC Penney Co. and then for the State Liquor Store until its closure and her retirement. She cared for her husband, Ed, until his death. She was a life-long member of the Catholic Daughters of The Americas Court St. Rose.
            Edward and Lois Huberty had four children, Daniel, Pamela, Kevin, and Heidi.

      Edward M. Huberty, 82, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Monday, February 21, 2000, at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville. Family and friends called from 2 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, February 23, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, where a parish scripture service was said at 4 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 24, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Huberty was survived by his wife, Lois; two sons, Dan (Suzanne) Huberty, of Seattle, Wash., and Kevin Huberty (and his friend, Barb Staton), of Manchester, Ia.; two daughters, Pam (Chuck) Kerker and Heidi (Dan) Deutmeyer, both of Dyersville, Ia.; eight grandchildren, Shawn (Eunice) Kerker, Chad (Audrey) Kerker, Mark, John, and Mathias "Matt" Huberty, and Audrey, Carly, and Abby Deutmeyer; a granddaughter-in-law, Mrs. Jody (Heidi) Kerker; three great-grandchildren, Brandon, Brittany, and Zachary Kerker; and two sisters-in-law, Eileen Vay, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Anita Kramer, of Dyersville, Ia. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Jody Kerker; and a brother, Herb Huberty.

      Lois K. Huberty, 88, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Thursday, May 20, 2010, at The Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. Services were at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 25, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, with the Rev. Phil Kruse officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Monday, May 24, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, where a Catholic Daughters of The Americas Rosary was recited at 4 p.m., a parish scripture service was at 5:30 p.m., and the Dyersville Volunteer Fire Department gathered at 6 p.m.
            Mrs. Huberty was survived by two sons, Dan (Sue) Huberty, of Clyde Hill, Wash., Kevin Huberty, of Anamosa, Ia.; two daughters, Pam (Chuck) Kerker and Heidi (Dan) Deutmeyer, both of Dyersville, Ia.; eight grandchildren, Shawn (Eunice) Kerker, Chad (Sandee) Kerker, Mark, John and Mathias (Matt) Huberty, and Audrey, Carly and Abby Deutmeyer; five stepgrandchildren, Savannah, Cassie, Kaitlin, Jake and Colton Wolfe; four great-grandchildren, Brandon, Brittany, Zachary and Clarissa Kerker; a granddaughter-in-law, Heidi Sebetka; and a sister, Eileen Vay, of Phoenix. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; a grandson, Jody Kerker; a sister, Anita Kramer; and a brother-in-law, Herb Huberty.

      • Kevin C. Huberty was born on April 10, 1956, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Edward and Lois (Kramer) Huberty.

        Kevin C. Huberty, 56, of Monticello, Iowa, formerly of Dyersville and Manchester, Iowa, died Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A Mass of Christian burial was held at 10 a.m., Thursday, October 25, at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier in Dyersville, with the Rev. Dennis Quint officiating. Inurnment was in St. Francis Cemetery. Family and friends called after 9 a.m., Thursday, at the church. Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello was in charge of arrangements.
              He was survived by a son, Mathias Huberty, of Sacramento, Calif.; a brother, Dan (Sue) Huberty, of Clyde Hill, Wash.; two sisters, Pam (Chuck) Kerker and Heidi (Dan) Deutmeyer, both of Dyersville, Ia.; seven nieces and nephews, Shawn (Eunice) Kerker, Chad (Sandee) Kerker, Mark (Emily) Huberty and John Huberty, Audrey (Russ) Francois, Carly and Abby Deutmeyer; and an aunt, Eileen Vay, of Phoenix, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a nephew, Jody Kerker.

      • Jody W. Kerker
        son of Charles and Pamela (Huberty) Kerker and grandson of Edward and Lois (Kramer) Huberty:

        Jody W. Kerker was born on February 20, 1969, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Charles and Pamela (Huberty) Kerker. Jody graduated from Beckman High School in Dyersville, Iowa, in 1987. He married Heidi Ellison on September 19, 1992, in Dubuque, Iowa. Jody was an assistant manager of Cheddar's Restaurant in Rockford, illinois, from 1994 to 1996, and Cheddar's Restaurant in Peoria, Illinois, beginning in 1996.
              Jody W. Kerker, 29, of Peoria, Illinois, and formerly of Dyersville, Iowa, died Saturday, December 12, 1998, at the home of his parents in Dyersville, after a lengthy illness. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Monday, December 14, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. Services were at 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 15, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ray Atwood officiating. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery in Dyersville.
             Mr. Kerker was survived by his wife, Heidi; a son, Zachary, at home; his parents, Charles and Pam Kerker, of Dyersville, Ia.; two brothers, Shawn (Eunice) Kerker, of El Paso, Texas, and Chad (Audrey) Kerker, of Dubuque, Ia.; and his maternal grandparents, Edward and Lois Huberty, of Dyersville, Ia.

  3. * = Henry's given name is recorded in German as Heinrich in a church record book.
    Henry Huberty was born on January 24, 1887, in New Vienna, Iowa, son of Hubert and Anna (Winter) Meinhart Huberty. Henry attended the parochial school in New Vienna and St. Francis School in Dyersville, Iowa. He entered into business with his father in 1904, in the operation of the Huberty Bottling Works. In 1912 Henry and his brother George Huberty took over the company from their father. Henry married Mary Magdalen "Lena" Wilhelm on October 6, 1914, at New Vienna, Iowa. She was born on May 21, 1892, in Iowa, daughter of Frank and Anna (Schmidt) Wilhelm. Henry and Lena Huberty had three children: John Huberty (born and died September 14, 1918), James Huberty, and Bernice Ann Huberty (Sr. Mary Bernice Ann). They resided at 222 South Union in Dyersville. Henry Huberty served as president of St. Francis Credit Union in Dyersville; was a member of the Iowa Bottlers Association, the Commercial Club of Dyersville, and the Knights of Columbus; and served as treasurer of the St. Francis Cemetery Association. He enjoyed horticulture as a hobby.

    Henry Huberty, 58, died at his home in Dyersville, Iowa, Tuesday evening, June 5, 1945, after an illness of two months. Funeral services were held at St. Francis Xavier Church in Dyersville, Iowa, and burial was in the church cemetery.
          Mr. Huberty was survived by his wife; one daughter, Sister Mary Bernice Ann, of Sacred Heart Convent in Dubuque, Ia.; one son James, in special services with the army medical corps in Leyte, Philippine Islands; one brother, Jacob Huberty, of Dyersville, Ia.; one sister, Mrs. Fannie Fischbach, of Dubuque, Ia.; one half-sister, Mrs. William Meis, of Chicago, Ill., and one half-brother, Peter J. Meinhart, of Fremont, Neb. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one half-sister.

    Magdalen Huberty, 75, died on February 17, 1968, and she was buried in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Dyersville, Iowa.

    Children of Henry and Magdalen "Lena" (Wilhelm) Huberty:

    • Sister Bernice Ann Huberty was born in 1916 at Dyersville, Iowa, daughter of Henry and Magdalen "Lena" (Wilhelm) Huberty. She entered the Mount St. Francis novitiate from St. Francis Xavier Parish in Dyersville on September 8, 1937. She was professed on August 12, 1940. She was a biology teacher at Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, Iowa, and she had also served on the teaching staffs of Holy Ghost, Sacred Heart, Immaculate Conception Academy, and Wahlert High School in Dubuque, Iowa.

      Sister Bernice Ann Huberty, 66, of Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, Iowa, died at 10:50 p.m., Monday, January 3, 1983, at Marian Health Center in Sioux City. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, Janaury 6, 1983, at St. Francis Chapel at 3390 Windsor Avenue in Dubuque, Iowa. Friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Thursday, January 5, at Mount St. Francis Convent in Dubuque, where the scripture wake service was held at 8 p.m. Sister Bernice Ann had no immediate survivors.

    • John Huberty, son of Henry and Magdalen "Lena" (Wilhelm) Huberty, was born on September 14, 1918, and he died the same day. He was buried in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Dyersville, Iowa.

    • James Francis Huberty was born on August 15, 1920, son of Henry and Magdalen "Lena" (Wilhelm) Huberty. James Huberty served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He owned and operated the Huberty Bottling Company in Dyersville, and he was also employed at Prestolite Company in Manchester, Iowa.

      Spring snow storm accounts for fatal traffic accident.
            James F. Huberty, 61, of Dyersville, Iowa, was killed in a head-on collision with a semi at 8:45 p.m., Monday, April 5, 1982, according to the Iowa State Patrol. Mr. Huberty was westbound on U.S. 20 between Dyersville and Earlville at the time of collision. The semi apparently went out of control on the snow-slicked road surface, jackknifed, and crossed the center line before the collision. Mr. Huberty was pronounced dead at the scene.
            Funeral services for James Huberty were at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier in Dyersville, Iowa, and burial was in the church cemetery where military honors were accorded by the Dyersville American Legion Post 137.
            Mr. Huberty was survived by a sister, Sister Bernice Ann Huberty, of Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, Ia.

  4. Jacob "Jake" Huberty was born on January 31, 1888,* son of Hubert and Anna (Winter) Meinhart Huberty. He was baptized at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna, Iowa. He resided at Dyersville and was engaged in the ice business at the time of his father's death in 1925. Jake Huberty married Frances Grawe on May 4, 1909, at Dyersville, Iowa. She was born on June 2, 1885, in Dyersville, Iowa, daughter of Herman M. and Catherine (Erdmann) Grawe.
    * = An online birth record has the date of birth as January 27, 1888.

    Jacob Huberty, 77, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Thursday night, December 9, 1965, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called at the McBride Funeral Home in Dyersville, where the Rosary was recited at 8 p.m, Sunday, December 12. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, December 13, at the St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
          Mr. Huberty was survived by his wife, Frances; three sons, Cyril Huberty and Donald Huberty, both of Dyersville, Ia., and Marvin Huberty, of Dubuque, Ia.; one daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Mary) Boge, of Dyersville, Ia.; one sister, Mrs. Frances Fischbach, of Rockford, Ill.; and 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

    Mrs. Frances Huberty died on May 5, 1969, in Dyersville, Iowa, and she was buried in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Dyersville.

    Children of Jacob and Frances (Grawe) Huberty:

    • Cyril H. Huberty was born on April 16, 1911, son of Jacob and Frances (Grawe) Huberty. Cy Huberty married Armella Luensmann on June 8, 1937, in Dyersville, Iowa. Armella was born on July 3, 1913, in New Vienna, Iowa, daughter of Clem and Francis (Freking) Luensmann. Cyril and Armella Huberty lived at Dyersville, Iowa. Armella worked at Piekenbrock Pajama Factory and was a waitress in the Home Cafe and the Driftwood Cafe. She also worked at Reicher Shoes for thirteen years until her retirement.

      Cy H. Huberty, 57, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Sunday night, January 26, 1969, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called after 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 28, at the McBride Funeral Home in Dyersville, where the Rosary was said at 8 p.m., Wednesday January 29. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Thursday, January 30, at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier in Dyersville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Huberty was survived by his wife Armella; a son, Roger Huberty, of Omaha, Neb.; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Sharon) Singsank, of Dyersville, Ia.; his mother, Mrs. Jacob Huberty, of Dyersville, Ia.; two brothers, Marvin Huberty, of Dubuque, Ia., and Donald Huberty, of Dyersville, Ia.; and a sister, Mrs. Eugene "Pete" (Mary) Boge, of Dyersville, Ia.

      Armella Huberty, 85, of Dyersville, Iowa, died after a courageous bout with cancer, on Thursday, March 11, 1999, at Shady Rest Center in Cascade, Iowa. Family and friends called from 2 to 9.pm., Friday, March 12, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 13, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica, with the Rev. Ray Atwood officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mrs. Huberty was survived by a son, Roger Huberty, of Dyersville, Ia.; a daughter, Sharon (Ron) Singsank, of Dyersville, Ia.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Arline DeFlieger, of Dyersville, Ia., Nellie Drummy, of Ryan, Ia., Anita Sylvanus, of Dubuque, Ia., and Lucy Giomio, of Naperville, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and a sister, Helen Richman.

      • Roger C. Huberty was born on February 15, 1939, in Dyersville, Iowa, son of Cyril and Armella (Luensmann) Huberty. Roger Huberty was married for 25 years and later divorced. He retired from the Army Corp of Engineers and enjoyed working with wood, making toys. Roger lived at Omaha, Nebraska.

        Roger C. Huberty, 67, of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Dyersville, Iowa, died Friday, October 20, 2006, at Beverly Hallmark Nursing Home in Omaha, following a lengthy illness. Family and friends called from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, October 23, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, where there was a parish scripture service at 5:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 24, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, with the Rev. Douglas Loecke officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
              Mr. Huberty was survived by three sons, Patrick (Julia) Huberty, Rodger (Jen) Huberty, and Ricky (Becky) Huberty, all of Omaha, Neb.; six grandchildren, Justin Huberty, Micaela, Marshal and Mike McGovern, Samantha and Megan Huberty; a sister, Sharon (Ron) Singsank, of Dyersville, Ia.; and a niece, Tammy (Brian) Meyer, of Dyersville, Ia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cyril and Armella Huberty..

    • Hilary G. "Larry" Huberty was born on March 10, 1915, son of Jacob and Frances (Grawe) Huberty. He married Josephine M. Pettinger on January 2, 1934, in Dyersville, Iowa. Josephine "Josie" was born on July 23, 1913, in Shannon City, Iowa, daughter of Prosper and Jennie (Poemas) Pettinger. Larry and Josephine Huberty resided at Dyersville. Larry served during World War II. Larry worked at the Farley-Loetscher Manufacturing Company in Dubuque, Iowa. Josephine was a homemaker and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

      Larry G. Huberty, 44, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Wednesday, March 2, 1960, at a Dubuque, Iowa, hospital after a long illness. Family and friends called after 7 p.m., Thursday, March 3, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, where the parish Rosary was recited at 8 p.m., Friday, March 4. Funeral services were held at 10:30 p.m., Saturday, March 5, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersille, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Huberty was survived by his wife, Josephine; four sons, Thomas Huberty, Robert Huberty, David Huberty, and Wayne Huberty, all of Dyersville, Ia.; two daughters, Mary Jane Huberty and Donna Huberty, both at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Huberty, of Dyersville, Ia.; three brothers, Cyril Huberty, of Dyersville, Ia., and Marvin Huberty and Donald Huberty, both of Dubuque, Ia.; and one sister, Mrs. Eugene (Mary) Boge, of Dyersville, Ia.

      Mrs. Josephine Huberty, 84, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Friday, January 9, 1998, at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called from 4 to 9 p.m., Monday, January 12, and after 8 a.m., Tuesday, January 13, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, where on Monday there was an American Legion Auxiliary rosary at 4:30 p.m. and a parish scripture service at 7 p.m. Funeral services were at 3 p.m., Tuesday, January 13, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mrs. Huberty was survived by three sons, Thomas (Carol) Huberty and David (Mary) Huberty, both of Dyersville, Ia., and Wayne Huberty, of Iowa City, Ia.; two daughters, Mary (Tom) Williams, of St. Augustine, Fla., and Donna (Keith) Klostermann, of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; two daughters-in-law, JoAnn Andrews, of Largo, Fla., and Jeanie Huberty, of Dubuque, Ia.; 21 grandchildren, Chris, Jeff, Todd, Tim, and Nick Huberty, Cathy Meyers, Jill Breitbach, and Tammy Cisar, Charlie, Terry, and Randy Huberty, Rick, Rod, and Russ Huberty, Deb Hedley, Amy Clouse, Jim, Bill, and Carrie Huberty, and Kurt and Chad Klostermann, 23 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lawrence (Schwartz) Pettinger, of Dyersville, Ia.; and a sister, Marie Fangman, of Dubuque, Ia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry, in 1960; two sons, Robert Huberty (1935-1976), Richard Huberty (1950-1960); and four brothers, Leo, Andrew (Prosper), Emil, and Frank Pettinger.

      • Thomas R. Huberty was born on July 4, 1934, in Dyersville, Iowa, son of Hilary “Larry” and Josephine (Pettinger) Huberty. Thomas Huberty married Carol Ann Bruggeman on July 9, 1955, in Dyersville, Iowa. Carol Bruggeman was born was born on May 22, 1937, in Petersburg, Iowa, daughter of Clem and Thecla (Gerken) Bruggeman. Tom and Carol Huberty lived at Dyersville, Iowa. Tom worked for John Deere for over 30 years, was a UAW member for 30 years, a member of the Worthington Sportsman Club and a former Scout Master. Carol retired in 1989 as a supervisor at Modernfold in Dyersville.Tom and Carol Huberty had eight children, Chris Huberty, Cathy Huberty, Jill Huberty, Jeff Huberty, Tammy Huberty, Todd Huberty, Tim Huberty, and Nick Huberty.

        Thomas R. Huberty, 72, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Monday, May 28, 2007, at his home after a brief illness. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 7, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville.
              Mr. Huberty was survived by his wife, Carol; three daughters, Cathy (Neil) Meyers, of Dyersville, Ia., Jill (Tim) Breitbach, of Urbandale, Ia., and Tammy (Dave) Cisar, of Omaha, Neb.; five sons, Chris (Ruthann) Huberty, of Solon, Ia., Jeff (Mary Anne) Huberty, of Dyersville, Ia., Todd Huberty, of Iowa City, Ia., Tim Huberty, of Coralville, Ia., and Nick Huberty, of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; 13 grandchildren; a brother, Wayne Huberty, of Coralville, Ia., two sisters, Mary (Tom) Williams, of St. Augustine, Fla., and Donna (Keith) Klostermann, of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; and a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Huberty, of Dyersville, Ia. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Robert in 1976, Richard in 1960, and David in 2001.

        Carol Ann Huberty, 72, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Monday, July 13, 2009, at The Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa, from complications of diabetes. Services were at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 17, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, with the Rev. Phil Kruse officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 16, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, where there was a parish scripture service at 4 p.m.
              Mrs. Huberty was the loving mother of eight children, Chris (Ruthann), of Solon, Ia., Cathy (Neil) Meyers, of Dyersville, Ia., Jill (Tim) Breitbach, of Urbandale, Ia., Jeff (Mary Anne), of Dyersville, Ia., Tammy (Dave) Cisar, of Omaha, Neb., Todd, of Iowa City, Ia., Tim, of North Liberty, Ia., and Nick, of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; 13 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; five sisters-in-law, Marita Bruggeman, of Kansas City, Kan., Nancy Bruggeman, of Chicago, Ill., Mary (Tom) Williams, of St. Augustine, Fla., Donna (Keith) Klostermann, of Cedar Rapids, Ia., and Mary Jane Huberty, of Dyersville, Ia.; and a brother-in-law, Wayne Huberty, of Coralville. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents; four brothers, Joe, Leo, Bob and Paul Bruggeman; and two sisters, Rita Murray and Ila Bockenstedt.

      • Robert A. Huberty was born on August 2, 1935, son of Hilary “Larry” and Josephine (Pettinger) Huberty. Robert married JoAnn Nebel. JoAnn Nebel was born on February 27, 1937, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Clarence "Jake" and Catherine Nebel. Robert worked at the John Deere Dubuque Works for many years. He was on the board of the Beckman High School Endowment Fund.

        Robert Huberty, 41, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Tuesday morning, November 16, 1976, while at work at the John Deere Dubuque Works in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called after 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 17, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, where the Scripture Wake Service was said at 8 p.m., Thursday, November 18. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 19, at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier in Dyersville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
              Mr. Huberty was survived by his wife, JoAnn; three sons, Charlie Huberty, Terry Huberty, and Randy Huberty, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Josephine Huberty, of Dyersville, Ia.; three brothers, Tom Huberty and Dave Huberty, both of Dyersville, and Wayne Huberty, of Dubuque, Ia.; and two sisters, Mrs. James (Mary Jane) Stafford, of Brookville, Md., and Mrs. Keith (Donna) Klostermann, of Cedar Rapids, Ia.

        JoAnn (Nebel) Huberty subsequently married Jay Andrews. Before moving to Florida in 1980, JoAnn resided in Dyersville with her family. The pride and joy of her life were her children and grandchildren. JoAnn retired from the Pinellas County School District, where she worked for 15 years. She was the former president of the Pilot Club of Pinellas County, an international women's service club.

        JoAnn (Nebel) Huberty Andrews, 66, of Largo, Florida, formerly of Dyersville, Iowa, died Friday, March 21, 2003, at Woodside Hospice in Florida, following a brief illness. Services were held in Clearwater, Florida. A local memorial service in Dyersville was pending.
              Mrs. Andrews was survived by her husband, Jay Andrews; her sons, Charlie (Ann) Huberty, of Dyersville, Ia., Terry (Sue) Huberty, of Clearwater, Fla., and Randy (Paula) Huberty, of Pinellas Park, Fla.; a sister, Mary Lou (Verlan) Larmore, of Dubuque, Ia.; and a brother, James (Diane) Nebel, of Yuma, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren, Jake, Kellie, Sara, Kyle, Ashleigh, Randy and Cory. She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Robert A. Huberty.

      • David C. Huberty was born on April 23, 1939, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Hilary “Larry” and Josephine (Pettinger) Huberty. David Huberty married Mary J. Spielmann on May 8, 1965, in St. Francis Xavier Basilica at Dyersville, Iowa. Dave was employed by John Deere in Dubuque for 30 years until his retirement in 1995. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and UAW Local 94. Dave enjoyed the outdoors and his family. Hwas a loving husband, father and grandfather.

        David C. Huberty, 62, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, in his home, after a battle with cancer. Family and friends called from 4 to 9 p.m., Friday, July 6, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, where there was a parish scripture service at 4:30 p.m. and a Catholic Order of Foresters rosary at 6:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, July 7, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, and burial was in St. Francis Cemetery.
              Mr. Huberty was survived by his wife, Mary; three sons, Rick (Barb) Huberty of Champlin, Minn., Rod Huberty of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Russ (Becky) Huberty of Dyersville, Ia.; two daughters, Deb (Joe) Vorwald of Delhi, Ia., and Amy (Chad) Clouse of Dyersville, Ia.; nine grandchildren, Heath and Heather Huberty, Ashley and Zachary Huberty, Amber Huberty, Adam and Alex Vorwald, and Dustin and Spencer Clouse; two brothers, Tom (Carol) Huberty of Dyersville, Ia., and Wayne Huberty of Coralville, Ia.; and two sisters, Mary (Tom) Williams of St. Augustine, Fla., and Donna (Keith) Klostermann of Cedar Rapids, Ia. Dave was preceded in death by his father, Larry, in 1960; his mother, Josie, in 1998; and two brothers, Richard in 1960 and Robert in 1976.

      • Richard Huberty was born in 1950 in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Hilary “Larry” and Josephine (Pettinger) Huberty. Richard Huberty died a tragic death on Friday, January 1, 1960, at the age of nine years. Excerpts from a Telegraph Herald article follow about the incident follow:
        Nine-Year-Old Dies of Burns / Dyersville Boy Burnt Near Home
        Dyersville, Ia.--Nine-year-old Richard "Ricky" Huberty died at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque at 10:30 p.m. Friday of burns received when he dropped a lighted match in the gas tank of a junked car near his Dyersville home Friday afternoon. Richard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Huberty, received second and third degree burns over 60 percent of his body when flames shot out of the tank and ignited his clothing.
              He and a friend had reportedly been playing near several cars in a lot about two blocks from his home just before the accident at 1:30 p.m. Friday. A witness said he saw the boy running from the lot, then fall down. He and other residents of the area helped put out the flames. The match apparently ignited fumes in the tank which acted as a jet in spewing flames at the boy. Matches were found near the old cars.
        Funeral services for Richard "Ricky" Huberty, age 9, of Dyersville, Iowa, were held at 9 a.m., Monday, January 4, 1960, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville. Burial was in the church cemetery. Family and friends called at the Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville.
              He was survived by his parents, Larry and Josephine Huberty; four brothers, Thomas Huberty and Robert Huberty, both of Dyersville, Ia.; and David Huberty and Wayne Huberty, both at home; two sisters, Mary Jane Huberty and Donna Jean Huberty, both at home; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Huberty.

      • Obituary for Genevieve "Jean" (Schiltz) Huberty, who was married to Wayne Huberty, son of Hilary “Larry” and Josephine (Pettinger) Huberty:
        Genevieve "Jean" Huberty, 51, of Dubuque, Iowa, died peacefully at 10:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2001, at home, surrounded by her children. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 10, at Resurrection Catholic Church in Dubuque, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery at Key West, Iowa. Family and friends called from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, at Siegert-Didesch Colonial Funeral Home in Dubuque, where there was a parish wake service held at 4:30 p.m.
              Mrs. Huberty worked in the Clerk of Court office for 14 years.
              She was born on July 19, 1949, in Dubuque, daughter of LaVerne and Kathryn (Flynn) Schiltz.
              She was a longtime member of Resurrection Parish. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
              Surviving are two sons, James (Lisa) Huberty, of Arlington Heights, Ill., and William (Darlene) Huberty, and their children, Tara and Alex, of Des Moines, Ia.; a daughter, Carrie Huberty, of Iowa City, Ia.; a brother, Richard (Janet) Schiltz, of Dubuque, Ia.; three sisters, Mary Schiltz-Watters and Kathryn "Kitsy" (Paul) Heller, both of Dubuque, Ia., and Martha (John) Smith, of Ottumwa, Ia.; and several nieces and nephews.
              She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John.

    • Mary Huberty was born on June 10, 1921, in Dyersville, Iowa, daughter of Jacob and Frances (Grawe) Huberty. She graduated from Xavier High School in Dyersville in 1939. Mary Huberty married Eugene L. Boge on October 21, 1944, at St. Francis Xavier Church in Dyersville. Eugene Boge was born on August 15, 1922, in Earlville, Iowa, son of William and Mary (Roling) Boge. He was a 1940 graduate of Oneida High School.
            Eugene, who was called "Pete," and Mary Boge resided in Dyersville, Iowa.
            Mary was office manager at Ideal Decorating for many years. She loved quilting, playing cards, fishing and camping with Pete.
            Pete was a local car salesman for 41 years and was a member of the Dyersville Volunteer Fire Department for many years until he retired at the age of 50. He enjoyed life to the fullest, whether he was fishing, playing cards, watching baseball games or visiting with anyone who would see him on his porch and stop to visit. He especially enjoyed his family and close friend and fishing companion, Bob Leigh.

      Mary M. Boge, 83, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Monday, July 19, 2004. Family and friends called from 2 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 22, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, and burial was in the church cemetery.
            Mrs. Boge was survived by her husband, Pete; five sons, Steve (Marie) Boge, of Clear Lake, Ia., Ken (Terry) Boge, of Crawfordsville, Ia., Bruce (friend, Sue) Boge, of Garland, Texas, Brian (Donna) Boge, of Dyersville, Ia., and Neal Boge, of Garland, Texas; three daughters, Judy (Tom) Wilhelm, of Dyersville, Ia., Marla Schmitt, of Mason City, Ia., and Beverly (Bob) Engelken, of New Vienna, Ia.; 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 4 foster grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by a grandchild, Kyle Boge, a son-in-law, Bruce Jacobs, and four brothers, Cyril Huberty, Larry Huberty, Marvin Huberty, and Donald Huberty.
      Source for Mary Boge's obituary information: Kramer Funeral Home, online at
      http://www.kramerfuneral.com/obit-display.jhtml?DB=update/obits/dbase&DO=display&ID=1090347746_17084 - accessed March 8, 2007.

      Eugene L. "Pete" Boge, 90, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Friday, June 28, 2013, at the Guttenberg (Iowa) Municipal Hospital. Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 2, at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier in Dyersville, with the Rev. Noah Diehm officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Family and friends called from 2 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 1, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, where a vigil service was held at 4 p.m.
            Mr. Boge was survived by four sons, Steve (Marie) Boge, of Clear Lake, Ia., Bruce (Lisa) Boge, of Dallas, Texas, Brian (Donna) Boge, of Dyersville, Ia., and Neal (friend, Pam), of Garland, Texas; three daughters, Judy (Tom) Wilhelm, of Dyersville, Ia., Marla Schmitt, of Dubuque, Ia., and Beverly (Bob) Engelken, of New Vienna; a son-in-law, Terry Boge-Johnson, of Iowa City, Ia.; and 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary in 2004; a son, Ken, in 2007; a grandchild, Kyle Boge, in 2002; a son-in-law, Bruce Jacobs, in 1972; and siblings Clarence, Alvin, Emil, Ambrose and Theodore Boge.

      • Kenneth H. Boge was born on October 18, 1949, in Dyersville, Iowa, son of Eugene (Pete) and Mary (Huberty) Boge. Ken attended parochial schools and in 1967 graduated from Beckman High School in Dyersville. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1968 and served until his discharge in 1972. Ken then went on to the University of New York Upholstery Trade School and graduated in 1974, and he owned shops in Houston, Texas, and Parson, Kansas, for many years. After moving back to Iowa in 1996, he worked for JD Leather in Coralville until 2004.
              On September 25, 2000, he was united in Holy Covenant with Terry Johnson at New Song Episcopal Church in Coralville. They have been foster parents and have welcomed 15 children into their home.

        Kenneth H. Boge-Johnson, 57, of Crawfordsville, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2007, at his home, after an extended battle with cancer. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 22, 2007, at 10:00 a.m., from the New Song Episcopal Church in Coralville, Iowa, with the Rev. Elizabeth Coulter officiating. Burial with full military honors were held in the Crawfordsville Cemetery. Family and friends called from 2 to 8 p.m. at the family home in Crawfordsville on Tuesday, August 21. Beatty-Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, was in charge of arrangements.
              Mr. Boge-Johnson was survived by his life companion, Terry; his son, James Boge-Johnson, and two daughters, Jalissa and Jasmine, all of Crawfordsville, Ia.; his father Pete Boge, of Dyersville, Ia.; three sisters, Judy Wilhelm and Marla Schmitt, both of Dyersville, Ia., and Beverly Engelken, of New Vienna, Ia.; four brothers, Steve Boge, of Clear Lake, Ia., Bruce Boge, of Garland, Texas, Brian Boge, of Dyersville, Ia., and Neal Boge, of Garland, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother.

      • Obituary for Kyle F. Boge
        son of Brian and Donna (Trenkamp) Boge and grandson of Eugene "Pete" and Mary (Huberty) Boge
        from the Saturday, October 5, 2002, Dubuque Telegraph Herald

        DYERSVILLE, Iowa - Kyle F. Boge, 13-year-old son of Brian and Donna Boge, of Dyersville, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.
             Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, with the Rev. James McGovern officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Reiff Funeral Home, Dyersville, where there will be a wake service at 4:30 p.m.
             He was born on Nov. 14, 1988, in Dubuque, son of Brian and Donna (Trenkamp) Boge. Kyle was attending the eighth grade at Western Dubuque Drexler Middle School, Farley. Kyle enjoyed skateboarding, snowboarding and fishing.
              Surviving are his parents, Brian and Donna (Trenkamp) Boge; two brothers, Jacob and Owen Boge, both at home; his maternal grandmother, Rita Trenkamp, of Hopkinton; and his paternal grandparents, Eugene and Mary (Huberty) Boge, of Dyersville. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Francis J. Trenkamp, on April 15, 2002.

    • Marvin Victor Huberty was born on April 1, 1923, son of Jacob and Frances (Grawe) Huberty. Marvin Huberty, who was nicknamed "Bunny," married Maxine Phyllis Garthwaite on May 25, 1948, at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster, Wisconsin. Maxine Garthwaite was born on November 10, 1926, in Lancaster, Wisconsin, to Lutie Lavern and Myrl Vivian (Vannatta) Garthwaite. Maxine was a 1947 alumna of the Mercy School of Nursing in Dubuque, Iowa. Marvin and Maxine Huberty resided in Dubuque, Iowa. Marvin worked at John Deere Dubuque Works for more than 24 years, retiring in 1985. He was a World War II Army veteran. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and sitting on the front porch.

      Marvin V. Huberty, 77, of Manson, Iowa, and formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, died Tuesday, October 24, 2000, at Trinity Hospital in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Family and friends called from 3 to 8 p.m., Thursday, October 26, at Siegert-Didesch Colonial Funeral Home in Dubuque, where there was a scripture wake service at 4:30 p.m. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, October 27, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dubuque, and burial was in Union Cemetery of Little Grant, Bloomington, Wisconsin.
            Mr. Huberty was survived by his wife, Maxine, of Manson, Ia.; a son, Craig (Kathy) Huberty, of Fairplay, Wis.; three daughters, Linda Cihacek (and her friend, Gary), of Council Bluffs, Ia., Marilyn Huberty, of Falmouth, Mass., and Angela (Randy) Gibbs, of Manson, Ia.; 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; and a sister, Mary (Pete) Boge, of Dyersville, Ia. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Cy, Larry, and Donald.

    • Donald H. Huberty was born on October 24, 1924, son of Jacob and Frances (Grawe) Huberty. Donald Huberty, who was nicknamed "Dimp," married Eileen L. Westemeier on June 7, 1947, in Dyersville, Iowa. Eileen Westemeier was born on December 1, 1927, in Dyersville, Iowa, the oldest child of Herbert and Germaine (Stronk) Westemeier. She attended Xavier Grade School and High School.
            In 1952, the family moved to Dubuque, Iowa, as both Dimp and Eileen were employed at Farley and Loetscher Manufacturing. Eileen worked in the office until Farley and Loetscher closed. In 1960, they built a home in Dyersville, and Eileen worked as an office manager at JC Penney. She then accepted a position as city clerk of Dyersville, a job she held for 29 years before retiring in 1990. Dimp worked at Modernfold in Dyersville.
            Eileen was the secretary/treasurer for the Rural Community Fire Department for 46 years, retiring in 2008. She was a member of the Basilica Choir for numerous years. After retirement, Eileen found her niche in life: assisting people and her community. Her dedication to service included four terms on the Dyersville City Council, driving part-time as a volunteer for the Regional Transit Authority and working part-time in customer service at Younkers, in Dubuque, the job she never wanted to give up.
            Eileen enjoyed family gatherings for birthdays, reunions and especially Christmas. She had a special love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed playing cards, dominoes and bingo. She enjoyed bowling in many leagues in Dyersville and Dubuque and was an avid Cubs and NASCAR fan. Laci and Mickey, the family pets, adored Eileen.
            Donald and Eileen Huberty were the parents of Jack and Janet, and the grandparents of Julie, Judy, Joseph, and Jill.

      Donald H. Huberty, 60, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Sunday, June 23, 1985, at St. Joseph's Unit of Mercy Health Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Family and friends called after 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, where the scripture wake service was at 8 p.m. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier in Dyersville, with burial in the church cemetery.
            Mr. Huberty was survived by his wife, Eileen; a son, Jack, with the U.S. Army at Fort Collins, Colo,; a daughter, Mrs. James (Janet) Willenbring, of Dyersville, Ia.; a brother, Marvin Huberty, of Dubuque, Ia.; and a sister, Mrs. Pete (Mary) Boge, of Dyersville, Ia.

      Eileen L. Huberty, 81, of Dyersville, Iowa, died Friday, March 27, 2009, at ManorCare Health Services in Dubuque, Iowa. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 31, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, with the Rev. Don Hertges officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Family and friends called from 2 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 30, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, where there was a parish scripture service at 2 p.m. and a Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary rosary recited at 4 p.m.
            Mrs. Huberty was survived by a son, Jack, and a daughter, Janet (Jim) Willenbring, both of Dyersville, Ia.; grandchildren, Julie Adams, of Dyersville, Ia., Judy (Harold) Dean, of Peosta, Ia., Joe Willenbring, of Dyersville, Ia., and Jill (Nathan) Black, of Farley, Ia.; great-grandchildren, Taurus Black and Allyssa Dean; a sister, Ruth Benke, of Monticello, Ia.; a sister-in-law, Gale Westemeier, of Dyersville, Ia.; and a brother-in-law, Pete Boge, of Dyersville, Ia. She was proceeded in death by her husband and parents; a sister, Norma Wilson; a brother, David Westemeier; brothers-in-law, Dick Benke and Francis "Red" Wilson; and a great-granddaughter, Isabelle Dean, at birth.

      • Janet K. Huberty was born on August 21, 1949, daughter of Donald and Eileen (Westemeier) Huberty. Janet graduated with the first class at Beckman High School in Dyersville, Iowa. Janet Huberty married James Willenbring on January 16, 1971, in Dyersville, Iowa.
              Janet worked in the mental health profession for over 30 years. She loved caring for her flowers and became a Master Gardener. Janet was an avid bowler, she bowled in Dyersville, Dubuque, and Farley, Iowa. She was a past Vice President of the Farley Women's Association and previously on the Board of Directors for the Dubuqueland Bowling Association. She was a diehard Republican and spent many years on various boards in the city and county. She loved her family's pets, as well as her own. Janet's grandchildren meant the world to her.

        Janet K. Willenbring, 67, of Dyersville, Iowa, passed away after a short battle with lung cancer, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at St. Mary's Campus of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She will be missed dearly.
              Visitation was held from 3 to 8 p.m., Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, where a parish vigil service was held at 5 p.m. Visitation continued Monday, July 10, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 10, 2017, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Petersburg, Iowa, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. John O'Connor officiated at the services.
              She was survived by her husband, Jim; four children, Julie (Doug) Bockenstedt, of Dubuque, Ia., Judy Dean of Dyersville, Ia., Joe (Shana) Willenbring of Dyersville, Ia., and Jill (Nathan) Black of Farley, Ia.; two grandchildren, Taurus Black and Allyssa Dean; and in-laws, LeRoy "Sal" Willenbring of Earlville, Ia. and Olga Willenbring of Petersburg, Ia. She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, John and Hilda Willenbring; a granddaughter, Isabelle Dean at birth,; a brother, Jack Huberty; and in-laws, Ervin Willenbring and Patricia Willenbring.

  5. John Gregor Huberty was born March 12, 1890, son of Hubert and Anna (Winter) Meinhart Huberty. He was baptized at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna, Iowa. John Gregor Huberty died before the time of the 1900 U. S. Census.

  6. Petronella Barbara Huberty was born on March 9, 1891, daughter of Hubert and Anna (Winter) Meinhart Huberty. She was baptized on March 10, 1891, in St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna, Iowa. Barbara Huberty died in infancy.

  7. Matthias (Matthew) Huberty was born on September 8, 1892,* son of Hubert and Anna (Winter) Meinhart Huberty. Matthew Huberty died before the time of the 1900 U.S. census.
    * = An online birth record has the date of birth as September 18.


          

Sources. The major sources for information appearing here about the Winter · Meinhart · Huberty family were obituaries from the Dyersville Commercial and the Dubuque Telegraph Herald. Other sources include Unity in Community: St. Boniface Parish, 150 Years - New Vienna, 100 Years, a volume chronicling the history of New Vienna, Iowa, published in conjunction with the parish's and town's celebration in 1995; edited by Bob Mescher and Laverne "Toby" Bockenstedt; gravestone readings at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Dyersville, Iowa, and St. Boniface Cemetery in New Vienna, Iowa; the 1870, 1880, 1900, and 1910 U.S. Censuses of New Wine Township in Dubuque County, Iowa, read from microfilm copies 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); the Rootsweb.com Online Social Security Death Index at http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/; copies from microfilm from a volume of family record pages from St. Boniface Church in New Vienna, which were sent to me by Carolyn Fessler; and the 1940 volume of Who's Who in Iowa, which included an entry for Henry Huberty.

Various internet sources supplementing the information found here include the following:
  • Fremont Memorial Cemetery, Dodge County, Nebraska at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nedodge/cemetery/memorial.txt
  • Emil F. Meis Family Home Page at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=efmeis
  • Wolding Family at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2869799
  • The Muessig Goes On at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=music
  • Fischbach Surname Research at http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnoye/fischbach.html
  • Ruth at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2847793
  • Ruth's family tree at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2854572
  • 32489 at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:a32489

  • The Gerken · Larson Heritage - contents page


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