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Walling Family History

Descendants of Herman Bernard Walling

Generation No. 1

1. HERMAN BERNARD1 WALLING was born 11 Apr 1814 in Munster, Westfalen, Prussia, and died 15 Jul 1847 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. He married MARY ANN FORNK. She was born 20 Dec 1816 in Westfalen, Prussia, and died 19 Jan 1894 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa.

Notes for MARY ANN FORNK:

Herman Bernard Walling brought his family to the United States in 1844. Mary brought them to Iowa in about 1849 after his death.

When Mary Ann Walling Becker died in 1894, Henry Wahling was working as foreman for the Standard Lumber Company in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. This was mentioned in her obituary. In the Dubuque County, Iowa naturalization records book F page 397 for Tuesday, August 3, 1858 there is a Bernhard Walling that is granted citizenship. Benjamin Walling was issued a certificate in his name granting citizenship form the Dubuque County court on October 10, 1863. This raises the question as to who was Bernhard Walling? Is he another relative or was a certificate reissued for Benjamin as at one time he went by Bernhard?

Mary Ann Fornk may have been born on December 20, 1816 per her death record. She died as Mary Becker.

Herman Bernard Walling brought his family to the United States in 1844. Mary brought them to Iowa in about 1849. According to Mary's obituary, William Becker might have been known as Buecker. Per Mary's obituary, she had five sons and two daughters by William Becker. The name of one son is unknown at this time.

Anna Becker Weber

William Becker

Kathy Becker

Anthony Becker

Unknown Male Becker

Dubuque Daily Times, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa -- Saturday, January 20, 1894

Died of Paralysis --- Mrs. Mary Buecker suddenly called home --- She was found in bed.

She was in perfect health when she retired but was attacked during the night by paralysis of the heart. She was 77 years of age and was a highly esteemed lady.

For the second time within a week has one of Dubuque's old citizens passed from this worldly life to the unknown world beyond in that mysterious manner known only to one.

Mrs. Mary E. Buecker, a most highly respected elderly lady, who lives with her daughter on West Eagle Point Avenue, was the second. She retired Thursday night as usual in good health and her daughter, with whom she sleeps, noticed nothing during the night of the usual order. It was when her daughter arose yesterday morning at five o'clock to get breakfast that she discovered that her mother was dead.

Coroner Gregoire was notified of the facts in the case and after an investigation, concluded not to hold an inquest. Death resulted from paralysis of the heart. She was 77 years of age.

Mrs. Buecker was twice married. By her first husband, Herman Bernard Walling, she leaves three sons, Benjamin, Henry, foreman for the Standard Lumber Company and Hammond. By her second husband, who died nine years ago, she leaves five sons and two daughters.

The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon. Interment will be in the German Catholic Cemetery.

Burial: January 1894, Mt. Cavalry Catholic Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa

Religion: Catholic

More About MARY ANN FORNK:

Burial: 21 Jan 1894, Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa

Children of HERMAN WALLING and MARY FORNK are:

2. i. BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2 WALLING, b. 24 Aug 1839, Westfalen, Prussia; d. 16 Nov 1924, Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa.

3. ii. HERMAN HENRY WALLING, b. 11 Apr 1842, Munster, Westfalen, Prussia; d. 29 Jul 1891, St. Joseph's Hospital, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

iii. HENRY HERMAN WALLING, b. Abt. 1845, Westfalen, Prussia; d. 18 Dec 1898, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa; m. ELIZABETH DARRIS; b. Abt. 1847, Germany.

More About HENRY HERMAN WALLING:

Occupation: 1894, Foreman for the Standard Lumber Company in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa

Generation No. 2

2. BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2 WALLING (HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 24 Aug 1839 in Westfalen, Prussia, and died 16 Nov 1924 in Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa. He married CAROLINE ELLEN SCHUTTE 18 Feb 1862 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, daughter of FREDERICK SCHUTTE and CAROLINE SCHUTTE. She was born 18 Oct 1843 in Rhine Valley, Germany, and died 05 Feb 1902 in Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa.

Notes for BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD WALLING:

OBIT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald -- Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa -- November 17, 1924

-- Well Known County Resident Passes Away --

Benjamin Bernard Walling died at the family residence in Durango Saturday evening at midnight following a lingering illness. He was born in Germany on August 24, 1837, and came to this country with his parents when he was seven years old.

He was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Schutte and to this union was born thirteen children. The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Dralle of Lamont, Iowa, Mrs. Martha Leik of this city, and Mrs. William Ouderkirk of Durango; five sons, Edward and Joseph of Durango, George of Stanley, Iowa, and Frank and Julius of Dubuque County; also one step-sister, Mrs. Anna Weber of this city; two step-brothers, Anthony and William Becker and thirty two grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death 23 years ago.

He was a member of the Congregational Church. The funeral services will be held at the residence in Durango Tuesday, morning at 10 o'clock. The Rev. G.B. Baumann, Pastor of the Immanuel Congregational Church, this city, will officiate. Burial with be in Sherrill's Presbyterian Cemetery.

Dubuque County Court Records

Dated August 3, 1858 Book F of the court naturalization records

On Tuesday, August 3, 1858, the Dubuque County Court admitted him to be a citizen of the United States of America.

He received a certificate indicating that he had been granted citizenship dated October 10, 1863. (Five years after the court record granted citizenship to Bernhard Walling.

In the Dubuque County, Iowa naturalization records book F page 397 for Tuesday, August 3, 1858 there is a Bernhard Walling that is granted citizenship. Benjamin Walling was issued a certificate in his name granting citizenship form the Dubuque County court on October 10, 1863.

More About BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD WALLING:

Burial: 18 Nov 1924, Sherrill Presbyterian Cemetery in Sherrill, Iowa

Naturalization: 03 Aug 1858, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa

Notes for CAROLINE ELLEN SCHUTTE:

Caroline Schutte immigrated over to the United States from Europe when she was only one year old. Her family settled in Wisconsin. Caroline had two brothers, Conrad and Frederick, as well as two sisters, Elizabeth and Dora.

Conrad was a soldier in the Civil War, settled in Missouri, and is known never to have returned to the family after the war. Fred came to the state of Texas in the year 1896 with his wife, Catherine Wetter and their children, Willie, Annie who married Algot Johnson and had C.A. Walter, Ralph, Fred, Herbert, Catherine (Mrs. Clyde Greer), Henry who married Cordie Boykin, Alfred who married and had seven children, Bertha who married Jack Dempsey and had two children who were George and Ruth.

More About CAROLINE ELLEN SCHUTTE:

Burial: 06 Feb 1902, Sherrill Presbyterian Cemetery in Sherrill, Iowa

More About BENJAMIN WALLING and CAROLINE SCHUTTE:

Marriage: 18 Feb 1862, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa

Children of BENJAMIN WALLING and CAROLINE SCHUTTE are:

4. i. JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3 WALLING, b. 03 Mar 1859, Plattville, Wisconsin; d. 20 Dec 1919, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas.

ii. HENRY J. WALLING, b. 18 Mar 1863, Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa.

iii. EDWARD H. 'EDDIE' WALLING, b. 18 Jan 1865; d. 1947, Sherrill, Iowa.

More About EDWARD H. 'EDDIE' WALLING:

Burial: 1947, Sherrill Presbyterian Cemetery in Sherrill, Iowa

iv. WILLIAM WALLING, b. 07 Jan 1867.

v. BARNARD 'BARNEY' HERMAN WALLING, b. 01 Feb 1868.

5. vi. GEORGE FREDERICK WALLING, b. 03 Feb 1871, Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa; d. 07 Jun 1941, Stanley, Buchanan County, Iowa.

6. vii. ELIZABETH 'LIZZIE' ANNA WALLING, b. 10 Jan 1873.

viii. DORA WALLING, b. 27 Dec 1873, Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa; d. 27 May 1875, Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa.

More About DORA WALLING:

Burial: 28 May 1875, Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa

7. ix. MARTHA O. WALLING, b. 28 Mar 1876, Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa; d. 18 Dec 1938, Dubuque County, Iowa.

x. JOSEPH 'JOE' ALBERT WALLING, b. 18 Oct 1878.

xi. FRANK JOSEPH WALLING, b. 26 Sep 1880; d. Dec 1970, Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa; m. IDA BRIDE, 12 Feb 1923, Sherrill, Dubuque County, Iowa.

More About FRANK JOSEPH WALLING:

Burial: Dec 1970

More About FRANK WALLING and IDA BRIDE:

Marriage: 12 Feb 1923, Sherrill, Dubuque County, Iowa

8. xii. JULIUS M. WALLING, b. 06 Mar 1885, Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa; d. 1960, Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa.

9. xiii. CAROLINE 'CARRIE' WALLING, b. 08 Mar 1888, Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa; d. 19 Dec 1949, Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa.

3. HERMAN HENRY2 WALLING (HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 11 Apr 1842 in Munster, Westfalen, Prussia, and died 29 Jul 1891 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married MARIAH HELENA HILLER 07 Nov 1865 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, daughter of GEORGE HILLER and ISABELLA MCNEAR. She was born 06 Jan 1849 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, and died 05 Jan 1925 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

Notes for HERMAN HENRY WALLING:

Herman Henry Walling came to the United States when he was two years old in 1844 with his family. Where they settled then is not known at this time. He came to Dubuque in 1849 and then moved to Miller Township in 1878. He died from a disease contacted while on the Sherman's March to the sea during the Civil War. County death record shows the cause of death to be heart disease; although he had been bothered by his lungs, heart, stomach, eyes and bowels since the Civil War.

Residence: Dubuque, Iowa Occupation: Miner

Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 22 September 1864 at the age of 22

Enlisted in Company D, 15th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 22 September 1864

Mustered out on 02 July 1865 in Louisville, KY

Sources: Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion. (IA Roster) Published in 1910 by English

Name of Regiment Date of Organization Muster Date Regiment Type

15th Infantry Regiment Iowa 22 February 1862 24 July 1865 Infantry

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He was original buried in Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa until he was moved to Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. There was not a Catholic cemetery at the time of his death.

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Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

Directions to Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa:

From Anthon take Highway 31 south to D38 (this is just on the south fringe of town) turn go east follow this about 1/2 mile to Lenox Avenue turn left. The cemetery is 1/10th of a mile and sits on the west side of the road. If you are coming from Oto, you will be able to see this hillside cemetery from the highway.

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Cemetery Records of Woodbury County

Page: 323

Name: Herman H Walling

Birth Date: 11 Apr 1842

Death Date: 29 Jul 1891

Cemetery: St Joseph

Town: Miller

Comment: male; bur Anthon IA; VET; father; Esther Walling lot owner

Relative: hus of: Mariah H.

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Herman Henry Walling

By Steven Anthony Walling

Herman Henry Walling was born on April 11, 1842 in Munster, Germany. He married Mariah Helena Hiller on November 7, 1865 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. Herman died on July 29, 1891 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He is buried near his son, Frank, at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. Herman Henry was likely one of the first persons buried at St. Joseph's as the cemetery did not officially open until 1897.

Herman's birthplace, Munster, Germany, is located about 40 miles south of Hamburg in the northeastern part of Germany. Although his death certificate indicates Richmond, Virginia as his birthplace, this is probably an error as every other piece of information designates Herman's birthplace as Munster or Bavaria Germany. It may be that Herman entered the U.S. from Germany via Richmond? After having said that, several attempts to verify Herman's German birthplace have led to dead ends.

According to a biography of his son, Herman Bernard (H.B.), Herman was brought to Dubuque, Iowa from Germany when he was a child of seven. Dubuque, located on the Mississippi River, is near the intersection of the states of Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa.

Herman grew to manhood in the Dubuque area before enlisting in the Fifteenth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Company D, on September 22, 1864 at the age of twenty-two. By the time he joined the Union forces, the Civil War had entered its closing campaigns. The Fifteenth Infantry had just finished participating in the Atlanta campaign as Confederate troops evacuated Atlanta on September 1, 1864.

According to the former Captain of Company D, William Fairburn, Herman joined up with the Fifteenth in Atlanta about November 1, 1864 and participated in the long and arduous march from Atlanta to Savannah and the sea. According to Fairburn, "Walling kept up all right till they got to Savannah, Georgia and then he became somewhat indisposed" and was relieved from any special duty.

Fairburn described the difficult march north through the Carolinas in February and March. The company waded through swamps and streams with many of the men becoming ill. During this march, Herman's health failed and had to be transported by ambulance for much of the way. According to Fairburn, "said soldier never regained his health and strength while in his company, and was disabled when he was discharged." Many more men died of disease than from bullets during the Civil War.

Although there were no great battles fought, remnants of the Confederate army stubbornly resisted the advance of the Union troops. After Confederate General Johnston surrendered on April 26, 1865, the march toward the North was unobstructed. On May 19, Herman's regiment camped at Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C.

On May 24, 1865, General Sherman's army, including the Fifteenth Iowa Regiment, passed in review before the President and Lieutenant General Grant. Shortly thereafter, the Fifteenth was ordered to Louisville, Kentucky where they arrived on June 12. At Louisville on July 2, 1865, Herman Walling was mustered out after less than ten months service.

After the passage of the Invalid Pension Act of June 27, 1890, Herman applied and received a small pension. Ever since the war, he had suffered from chronic rheumatism, which required him to stay in bed for up to three weeks at a time. He had difficulty breathing and complained of liver and digestive disorders.

Herman returned to Dubuque where he married Mariah Helena Hiller on November 7, 1865. In 1876 the Walling family came to Woodbury County, Iowa. The 300-mile trip from Dubuque to Anthon was made in a covered wagon drawn by horses. Herman and Maria settled on a 280-acre, unimproved tract of land in Miller Township, just north of Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa. There were no bridges at that time and the river adjacent to their land could only be crossed by boats. Later the Walling family acquired a farm east of Anthon.

In the 1880 census, Herman is recorded living in Grant Township as a "farmer" with his wife and six children. The census also indicates that Herman was in good health and could read and write.

Herman died on July 30, 1891 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. The cause of death was listed as "heart disease". However, the circumstances surrounding Herman's death are a bit clouded. According to several relatives, Herman was actually stabbed in the chest by Jim McNear, an uncle to Herman's wife. According to one version, the two men had been arguing over a card game played in an Oto saloon. After the attack, Herman allegedly staggered out to the street where he fell and laid for an hour or so before he was finally helped away.

Herman was initially taken to his home but, because of his worsening condition was eventually taken in a buckboard to St. Joseph's Hospital in Sioux City. He survived about a week before succumbing to his wound. The so-called "heart disease" was probably the result of this wound? Apparently no action was taken against Uncle Jim McNear because of his family relationship.

The final probate papers relating to Herman's estate were filed September 22, 1898. The value of his total assets was $13, 865 including a 310-acre farm, livestock, grain, and farm machinery. The estate was left to his nine living children.

Burial: August 1891, Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

Religion: Catholic

Notes for MARIAH HELENA HILLER:

Cemetery Records of Woodbury County

Page: 323

Name: Maria H Walling

Birth Date: 1849

Death Date: 1925

Cemetery: St Joseph

Town: Miller

Comment: female; bur Anthon IA

Relative: Wife of: Herman H

Mariah Helena Hiller was born in Dubuque, Iowa on January 6, 1849. She was the oldest of six children born to George Peter Hiller and Elizabeth McNear. Mariah married Herman Henry Walling in 1865 when she was only sixteen years old. She was the mother of ten children, eight boys and two girls born between 1867 and 1889.

After the death of her husband in 1891, Mariah struggled to make ends meet and raise the five children who were not yet sixteen years of age. Mariah applied for a Widow's Pension because of her husband's veteran status. Her application was rejected in 1894 "on the ground that the claimant is not dependent within the meaning of the act of June 27, 1890." This is in spite of the fact that her annual income was about $100.00. At some point in time, she reapplied and was granted a pension. At the time of her death in 1925, Mariah was paid a pension of $80.00 per month.

In 1914, Mariah moved to the town of Anthon to enjoy her declining years. Until her seventy- fifth birthday in 1924, Mariah had enjoyed good health. After her birthday, Mariah's condition grew worse and, according to her obituary, "despite all efforts of loving hands and trained medical attention, Grandma passed on to the spirit world on the eve of her seventy-sixth birthday." The cause of death as shown on her death certificate was "chronic brights" which is a problem with the kidneys.

She was a staunch member of the Catholic Church all her life. She was said to have many wonderful qualities, a noble woman. Mariah was the last survivor of a group that came to the Little Sioux valley over new trails to settle and rear their families.

Mariah was buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa on January 7, 1925 where she joined her husband and other family members.

Mariah's son, Cornelius William (C.W. or Will) Walling, was named Administrator of her estate. The final report, dated January 25, 1934, showed "that the assets of the estate were insufficient to pay the debts and charges," C.W. Walling personally satisfied all of decedent's indebtedness.

The total debts of the estate were $11,904.32, including $2,564.39 owed to the Walling Investment Company. Her heirs included her eight sons and two grandchildren, Marie Campbell and Paul Walling. Mariah's assets consisted of some farmland in Woodbury County and two lots in Anthon with a total estimated value of $14,000. The farmland was to go to C.W. Walling upon payment of all the estate's debts. The Anthon lots were held for Marie Campbell.

According to two of her grandchildren, Mariah would always say, "By gosh".

More About MARIAH HELENA (MARIA HELEN) HILLER:

Burial: January 1925, Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

Religion: Catholic

More About HERMAN WALLING and MARIAH HILLER:

Marriage: 07 Nov 1865, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa

Children of HERMAN WALLING and MARIAH HILLER are:

10. i. GEORGE HERMAN3 WALLING, b. 13 Feb 1867, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa; d. 01 Aug 1957, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

11. ii. HENRY FRANCIS WALLING, b. 15 Oct 1869, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa; d. 24 Apr 1961, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

12. iii. HERMAN BERNARD WALLING, b. 27 Jan 1872, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa; d. 01 May 1930, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa.

13. iv. CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE' WALLING, b. 26 Feb 1874, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa; d. 01 Mar 1938, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

14. v. WILLIAM FRANCIS 'FRANK' WALLING, b. 17 Oct 1876, Oto, Miller Township, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 24 Feb 1938, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California.

15. vi. MARY ANNA ISABELLE 'MAE' WALLING, b. 11 May 1879, Oto, Miller Township, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 19 Feb 1906, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

vii. CATHERINE HELEN 'KATE' WALLING, b. 21 Oct 1881.

16. viii. JOSEPH ROBERT 'JOE' WALLING, b. 01 Aug 1884, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 04 May 1962, San Leandro, Alameda County, California.

17. ix. JOHN PETER WALLING, b. 06 Dec 1886, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 17 Oct 1968, Antioch, Contra Costa County, California.

18. x. CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL' WALLING, b. 16 Dec 1889, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 01 Oct 1970, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

Generation No. 3

4. JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3 WALLING (BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 03 Mar 1859 in Plattville, Wisconsin, and died 20 Dec 1919 in Columbus, Colorado County, Texas. He married JOHANNA MARIE BARBARA OSTHOFF 11 Feb 1886 in Balltown, Iowa, daughter of JACOB OSTHOFF and ANNA HAMMERAND. She was born 11 Sep 1864 in Sherrill, Dubuque County, Iowa, and died 12 Aug 1954 in Glen Flora, Wharton County, Texas.

Notes for JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW WALLING:

Johann Benedict Walling was born to Caroline Schutte in a previous marriage before Benjamin Walling. Her husband was either Pelkow or Pelkowski. Johann's birth name was Johann Benedict Pelkow or Pelkowski. The circumstances surrounding the disposition of Caroline Schutte's first marriage was not found at the time of this writing. After the marriage of Benjamin and Caroline Walling on February 18, 1862, Johann Benedict Walling's name was changed of which he kept for the remainder of his life.

John Benedict Walling and Johanna Osthoff were married on February 11, 1886 in Balltown, Iowa. They moved to a hilly farm where they spent the first nine years of their married life. The house in which they moved was built on the hillside with the kitchen, dining area, and pantry built partly into the hillside. The kitchen area was long, extending the entire length of the house and was built out of rock with walls about one and a half feet thick. To the east of the kitchen there was a door which led into the parlor; a stairway enclosed in a narrow hall and a bedroom were downstairs. Since kerosene lamps were the only source of light, with the doors closed the stairway was dark as pitch. Upstairs there were two bedrooms with clothes closets. Under the house was a large cellar with an inside stairway. It also had an outside entrance which was covered in the winter to keep out the cold.

Due to the long hard Winter of 1895, and the poor health of his wife Johanna, Johann decided to sell the farm and move south. His neighbors, the Ertels, had already moved south months earlier to the State of Texas. John Benedict decided to make a trip down ahead of the girls and look things over. He did just that and while in Texas bought a piece of property in an area called the Crescent Community. It was almost 300 acres. The land at the time cost about fifteen dollars an acre. About one-half was put down in cash and the rest was paid off in monthly installments.

Fred, Carl, Walter, and Johanna were all born in the Cresent Community.

Once established in this community just outside Wharton, Texas, the main crop grown was cotton, although corn was planted, just not in the same magnitude. All the girls in the family helped with the farming. Nearly all the people in the community were German Lutherans and the church was under construction when Johann arrived with his family.

In 1905, John Benedict Walling sold his interests in the Cresent Community and the entire family moved to Bernardo. A new home place was purchased from John Reitz. The Wallings enjoyed their new home in Bernardo for five years before a terrible fire consumed and destgroyed the old wooden structure on February 3, 1910. Louis Hantleman, the Wallings cousin, happened to be visiting during this catastrophe and helped John fight the fire and save tghe only trunk to the Wallings name that had all the valuable papers and things they owned.

After the fire, the Walling family needed a place to stay and the Henry Reitz family took in all the boys, the John Reitz family took care of the girls, except for Johanna, and the Herman Witte family took care of John, Johanna, and little Johanna.

More About JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW WALLING:

Burial: 23 Dec 1919, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Colorado County, Texas

Notes for JOHANNA MARIE BARBARA OSTHOFF:

In an interview with Johanna Marie Osthoff Walling in 1947 by the Wharton, Texas local newspaper, she reminises about her past life:

Things go just too fast nowadays, says 84 year old Johann Marie Walling. When I think of all the changes.....Indeed, the Iowa-born lady who lives at Glen Flora, but is a well-known figure in Colorado County, Texas, especially around Garwood, Texas has seen many changes since she came to Texas with her husband Johann Benedict Walling in 1895.

Johanna said the reason they came to Texas was that things sounded wonderful here. Land was cheap! Our neighbors were moving. We got in the notion, too. We piled our cattle, household goods, and family into a train and landed in Wharton County. There we stayed for 10 years. My husband, John, built the very first schoolhouse in the Crescent community.

In 1905 we moved to Bernardo and lived there until 1919 at which time John passed away.

Although we loved Texas and wouldn't move back to Iowas for anything, I well remember my first impressions of the state. It was hot July and there were no trees on the land, the houses were small, not large and roomy like my former home in Iowa. The storms were vicious and so were the floods and prairie fires. It was a wild Texas to which we had come! The 1900 storm that destroyed Galveston blew 2 rent houses off the blocks on our farm.

The newspaper goes on saying that when Mrs. Walling is not crocheting, she is pasting scraps in her collection, playing rummy or dominoes, writing letters to the family or arranging her collection of rocks in small jars.

Johanna remained with her daughter in Glen Flora for the next six years after the interview. On August 7, 1954 during the steaming summer heat, less than a month away from 90 years of age, Johanna Marie fell and hurt her hip. Although she was able to walk the following day, she reportedly suffered a stroke shortly afterward. On Thursday, August 12, 1954 Johanna passed away.

Last rites were held on Saturday, August 14 at 9 am at the Broughton Hinze Funeral Home in Wharton, Texas. The Reverend E. F. Lampe of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wharton, Texas officiated the services. Interment was in Odd Fellows Cemetery at Columbus, Texas with the following grandsons serving as pallbearers: Raymond Roecker, Ned Stallman, Wilton Stallman, Neal Stallman, Walter Walling, and Elmer A. Struss.

More About JOHANNA MARIE BARBARA OSTHOFF:

Baptism: Baptismal certificate reflects Johanna Marie Babette Osthoff

Burial: 15 Aug 1954, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas

More About JOHANN WALLING and JOHANNA OSTHOFF:

Marriage: 11 Feb 1886, Balltown, Iowa

Children of JOHANN WALLING and JOHANNA OSTHOFF are:

19. i. ELIZABETH 'LIZZIE'4 WALLING, b. 19 Nov 1886, Balltown, Dubuque County, Iowa; d. 22 Aug 1964, Caney Valley Hospital in Wharton, Texas.

20. ii. CLARA WALLING, b. 31 Dec 1888, Balltown, Dubuque County, Iowa.

21. iii. IDA AUGUSTA WALLING, b. 02 Jul 1890, Balltown, Iowa; d. 21 Jan 1982, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas.

22. iv. ROSINA 'ROSIE' FREDERICKA WALLING, b. 08 Oct 1892, Balltown, Iowa; d. 24 Feb 1980, Garwood, Colorado County, Texas.

23. v. MATHILDE WILHEMINA WALLING, b. 12 Feb 1894, Balltown, Iowa; d. 29 Nov 1982, Eagle Lake, Colorado County,Texas.

vi. FRIEDERICH WILHELM WALLING, b. 22 Oct 1895, Crescent Community Near Wharton, Texas; d. Mar 1988, Columbus, Texas; m. SELMA GEORG, 14 Aug 1926; b. 12 Jan 1900, Frelsburg, Colorado County, Texas; d. 23 May 1987, Columbus, Texas.

More About FRIEDERICH WILHELM WALLING:

Burial: Mar 1988, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas

Confirmation: 20 Mar 1910, Mentz Lutheran Church

More About SELMA GEORG:

Burial: 25 May 1987, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas

Confirmation: 1913, Frelsburg Lutheran Church, Frelsburg, Texas

More About FRIEDERICH WALLING and SELMA GEORG:

Marriage: 14 Aug 1926

24. vii. CHARLES HEINRICH WALLING, b. 05 May 1899, Crescent Community Near Wharton, Texas; d. 19 Oct 1986, Austin, Travis County, Texas.

25. viii. WALTHER OTTO WALLING, b. 15 Oct 1902, Crescent Community Near Wharton, Texas.

26. ix. JOHANNA CAROLINE WALLING, b. 20 Jan 1905, Bernardo, Texas; d. 26 Jan 1968, La Grange, Texas.

5. GEORGE FREDERICK3 WALLING (BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 03 Feb 1871 in Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa, and died 07 Jun 1941 in Stanley, Buchanan County, Iowa. He married NICCOLA OUDERKIRK 05 Jun 1906 in Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa. She was born 28 Feb 1885 in Diagonal, Ringgold County, Iowa, and died 28 Oct 1978 in Dubuque County, Iowa.

More About GEORGE WALLING and NICCOLA OUDERKIRK:

Marriage: 05 Jun 1906, Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa

Children of GEORGE WALLING and NICCOLA OUDERKIRK are:

i. CAROLINE 'LUCILLE'4 WALLING, b. 03 Nov 1906, Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa; m. LEO HIRSCH, 25 Jan 1927, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa.

More About LEO HIRSCH and CAROLINE WALLING:

Marriage: 25 Jan 1927, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa

27. ii. JULIUS ALBERT WALLING, b. 23 Sep 1908, Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa; d. 31 Oct 1985, Conrad, Grundy County, Iowa.

iii. ROBERT WILLIAM WALLING, b. 09 Sep 1910, Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa; d. 21 Mar 1958, Kansas; m. BILLIE FRIEND.

iv. HAROLD JOSEPH WALLING, b. 27 Jul 1912, Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa; m. ESTHER GADOW, 25 Jan 1941, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa.

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Marriage: 25 Jan 1941, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa

v. HERMAN BOYD WALLING, b. 13 Sep 1915, Aurora, Buchanan County, Iowa; m. MARTHA SMITH, 20 Jun 1942.

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Marriage: 20 Jun 1942

vi. ELIZABETH ELLEN WALLING, b. 02 Dec 1917, Aurora, Buchanan County, Iowa.

vii. GEORGE FRANKLIN WALLING, b. 09 Jan 1921, Stanley, Buchanan County, Iowa.

viii. CHARLES WALLING, b. 31 Oct 1922, Stanley, Buchanan County, Iowa.

6. ELIZABETH 'LIZZIE' ANNA3 WALLING (BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 10 Jan 1873. She married FREDERICK DRALLE.

Children of ELIZABETH WALLING and FREDERICK DRALLE are:

i. CARRIE4 DRALLE, m. VERNE THOMAS.

ii. MARTHA DRALLE, m. ANTON ANDERSON.

7. MARTHA O.3 WALLING (BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 28 Mar 1876 in Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa, and died 18 Dec 1938 in Dubuque County, Iowa. She married CHARLES H. LEIK 08 Jan 1901 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa.

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Marriage: 08 Jan 1901, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa

Children of MARTHA WALLING and CHARLES LEIK are:

28. i. CHARLES HENRY4 LEIK, b. 21 Jun 1901, Anthon, Iowa; d. 15 Oct 1988, Salem, Oregon.

ii. CAROLINE LEIK, m. REVEREND MILO BERAN.

8. JULIUS M.3 WALLING (BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 06 Mar 1885 in Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa, and died 1960 in Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa. He married MARY MAE SCHUSTER 10 Nov 1923 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. She was born Abt. 1892 in Dubuque County, Iowa, and died Abt. 1949 in Dubuque County, Iowa.

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Marriage: 10 Nov 1923, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa

Child of JULIUS WALLING and MARY SCHUSTER is:

i. NED4 WALLING.

9. CAROLINE 'CARRIE'3 WALLING (BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 08 Mar 1888 in Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa, and died 19 Dec 1949 in Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa. She married WILLIAM S. OUDERKIRK 29 Jun 1909 in Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa.

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Marriage: 29 Jun 1909, Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa

Child of CAROLINE WALLING and WILLIAM OUDERKIRK is:

i. LLOYD4 OUDERKIRK.

10. GEORGE HERMAN3 WALLING (HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 13 Feb 1867 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, and died 01 Aug 1957 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married MINA MAE LEETCH 24 May 1904 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, daughter of HENRY LEETCH and FRANCES WILCOX. She was born 01 Dec 1881 in Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 01 Dec 1970 in St. Vincent's Hospital in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

Notes for GEORGE HERMAN WALLING:

George was living at the Elaine Nursing Home in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa at the time of his death on August 1, 1957. They were separated for many years but they never divorced.

Burial: August 1957, Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

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Burial: 03 Aug 1957, Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

Notes for MINA MAE LEETCH:

Certificate of Death from Death Record on microfilm roll #1 Frame 1641 of Woodbury County

Mina died on December 1, 1970 at St. Vincent Hospital in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa

She has been living with her granddaughter, Kathleen Housh in Sioux City at the time of her death.

She and George were separated for many years but they never divorced.

Burial: December 1970, Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

Marriage Notes for GEORGE WALLING and MINA LEETCH:

Woodbury County Marriage Record Book Q, Page 587

They were married May 23, 1904, in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa by Eugene O'Neil. She was born in Danville, Iowa and was 22 at the time of the marriage while George was 36 at the time of the marriage.

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Marriage: 24 May 1904, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

Children of GEORGE WALLING and MINA LEETCH are:

i. FRANCES HELEN4 WALLING, b. 1904.

ii. LUCILLE ISABEL WALLING, b. 30 Sep 1906.

iii. BERNARD R. WALLING, b. 09 Sep 1908.

iv. LEO LEWIS WALLING, b. 31 Jul 1910, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 17 Aug 1927, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

Notes for LEO LEWIS WALLING:

Never married

Anthon, Woodbury County Herald

August 27, 1987 from our files column 60 years old August 27, 1927

The many friends of Mr.& Mrs. Geroge Walling of Leeds, Woodbury County, Iowa, deeply regret the daeth of their son, Leo Walling, 17 years old, which occurred on Saturday morning following an illness of peritonitis.

Peritonitis is an acute or chronic inflammation of the peritoneum, the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and surrounds the internal organs. It is caused by invasion of bacterial agents or irritant foreign matter during rupture of an internal organ, by spreading infection from the female genital tract, by penetrating injuries of the abdominal wall, by dissemination of infections through the blood and lymphatic channels, or by accidental pollution during surgery. Typically, peritonitis is a serious complication of another abdominal disorder, such as appendicitis, ulcers, colitis, or rupture of the gall bladder. Severe abdominal pain, vomiting, prostration, and high fever are predominant symptoms. Treatment includes antibiotic therapy and the identification and elimination of the cause of the infection.

v. SUSANNA ROSE WALLING, b. 29 Jul 1915.

11. HENRY FRANCIS3 WALLING (HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 15 Oct 1869 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, and died 24 Apr 1961 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married ROSA 'ROSIE' MAY TAFT 24 Dec 1894 in Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa, daughter of DOUGLAS TAFT and JOANNE MONK. She was born 09 Nov 1878 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, and died 26 Jul 1958 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

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Burial: 25 Apr 1961, Oak Hill Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

Notes for ROSA 'ROSIE' MAY TAFT:

Rosa May Taft Walling and Ethel Ellen Monk were cousins on Rosa's mother's side of the family. Ethel married Herman Henry Walling ... Rosa's son.

Religion: First Church of Christ, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

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Burial: 28 Jul 1958, Oak Hill Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

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Marriage: 24 Dec 1894, Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa

Children of HENRY WALLING and ROSA TAFT are:

i. HERMAN HENRY4 WALLING, b. 30 Nov 1897, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 15 Sep 1979; m. ETHEL ELLEN MONK, 21 Sep 1920; b. 1897, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 1969, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

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Marriage: 21 Sep 1920

29. ii. MARY RACHEL WALLING, b. 11 Oct 1903, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 03 Feb 1990, Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa.

iii. GIRL INFANT WALLING, b. 07 Feb 1910, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 07 Feb 1910, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

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Burial: 08 Feb 1910, Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

12. HERMAN BERNARD3 WALLING (HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 27 Jan 1872 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, and died 01 May 1930 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. He married MAE CORNELIA WOLFE 16 Aug 1900 in All Saints Catholic Church in Stuart, Adair County, Iowa, daughter of EDWARD WOLFE and CATHERINE O'DONNELL. She was born 21 Oct 1872 in Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, and died 31 Jul 1965 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California.

Notes for HERMAN BERNARD WALLING:

Except From - Past and Present of Woodbury County

Published in 1904

H.B. Walling

H.B. Walling, who is one of the prominent young lawyers of Woodbury County and has now practiced this profession at Anthon for several years, is a native son of Iowa, whose career reflects credit upon the state. He was born in Dubuque County, January 27, 1872, and is a son of Herman H. Walling and Mariah H. (Hiller) Walling. The father was born in Muster, Germany, April 11, 1842, and when a child of seven years was brought to Iowa, being reared in Dubuque. There he was married to Miss Mariah H. Hiller, a native of Dubuque, born of German parentage. They moved to Woodbury County in 1878, located upon a wild tract of land in Miller Township, and in the course of time Mr. Walling developed a well improved farm. He made a nice home, reared his family there and spent his last years on the farm which he had improved, passing away in 1890. His wife still survives him and has many friends in Woodbury County.

H.B. Walling acquired his early education in the common schools and supplemented this preliminary course by study in Call Business College. He pursed a course in law in the State University of Iowa and was graduated with the class of 1897, after which he located for practice in Anthon on the 21st of July of that year. In his chosen profession he has demonstrated that he possesses the qualities which are strong elements in the success of members of the bar. He prepares his cases with great thoroughness, is logical in these deductions and presents his case in a forceful manner and with clear and cogent reasoning. He practices in the various courts of this part of the state and has indeed made an enviable record for legal ability. He has also engaged in buying and selling real estate in Woodbury County, and in Iowa his real estate dealings have been no unimportant element in the enviable success which he has already achieved. He is likewise a stockholder in the Citizen Bank of Anthon and was one of its founders.

On the 16th of August, 1900 in Stewart, Guthrie County, Iowa, Mr. Walling was united in marriage to Miss Mae Cornelia Wolfe, who was born in Carroll County, Iowa, and is a daughter of Edward and Catherine (O'Donnell) Wolfe, of that place. Mr. Walling has erected a new residence in Anthon an there hospitality abounds. The best homes of the community are also open for the reception of himself and wife, and the circle of warm friends is an extensive one in this community. Both were reared in the faith of the Catholic Church, of which they are now communicants, and he is connected with the Knights of Columbus Fraternity. Politically he is a staunch Republican, supporting the men and measures of his part with unfaltering loyalty and he has twice been elected and served as Mayor of Anthon, while at the present time he is a member of the City Council. He has also been a delegate to numerous conventions of his party. He is one of the most prominent and influential residents of this place who by perseverance, determination and honorable effort has overthrown the obstacles with barred his path to success and is traveling steadily upward to the goal of prosperity, where his genuine worth, broad mind and public sprit have made him a director of public thought and action of Anthon.

Burial: May 1930, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

Religion: Catholic

Notes for MAE CORNELIA WOLFE:

Excerpt From the Anthon Herald

Dated January 28, 1988 -- From Our Files - Sixty Years Ago -- December 28, 1927

Mrs. H.B. Walling is proving nicely from a surgical operation in which she had the middle finger amputated from her right hand at the Sioux City St. Jospeh's Hospital. A pimple appeared on Mrs. Walling's finger and it started to boil with infection and amputation was necessary.

Burial: August 1965, All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California

Medical Information: She was 92 when she died.

Religion: Catholic

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Marriage: 16 Aug 1900, All Saints Catholic Church in Stuart, Adair County, Iowa

Children of HERMAN WALLING and MAE WOLFE are:

i. MALE INFANCT4 WALLING, b. 16 Jul 1904.

ii. HAROLD EDWARD WALLING, b. 19 Aug 1905, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 24 Nov 1976, Santa Ana, Orange County, California.

iii. RAYMOND 'RED' VINCENT WALLING, b. 19 Jul 1907, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 10 Sep 1998, Sun City, Maricopa County, Arizona; m. MARY ANN LAWLER, 12 Nov 1934, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming; b. 07 Feb 1905, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming.

Notes for RAYMOND 'RED' VINCENT WALLING:

Excerpt From the Anthon Herald

Dated January 14, 1988 -- From Our Files - Sixty Years Ago -- November 30, 1927

A deal was closed Tuesday in which Raymond "Red" Walling became the owner of M.B. Hildreth's Anthon-Sioux City bus line. In order to give his patrons the best of service "Red" has purchased a new Buick 7 passenger automobile and it is a dandy and guarantees bus patrons the best of service. "Red" has been the Hildreith bus driver for several months and is not only a careful driver but has looked after the welfare of his patrons in a painstaking manner. The Anthon bus headquarters hereafter will be Conley's cafe where orders may be left.

Raymond was married and no family. He and his wife lived in Sun City AZ but they spent their summers in Minnesota.

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Marriage: 12 Nov 1934, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming

iv. MARY HELENE WALLING, b. 07 Jan 1912, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 20 Dec 1982, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California.

Notes for MARY HELENE WALLING:

Mary Helen never married. She was with the Red Cross spent many years in Germany and also Japan.

Burial: December 1982, All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California

13. CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3 WALLING (HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 26 Feb 1874 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, and died 01 Mar 1938 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married CLARA ISABEL DIAMOND 07 Nov 1904 in Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa. She was born 21 Jul 1883 in Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 26 Oct 1965 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

Notes for CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE' WALLING:

Excerpt taken from the Anthon Herald

Dated March 24, 1988

From Our Files -- Fifty Years Ago Column -- March 2, 1938

Charles Albert (Charlie) Walling, 64, widely known Miller Township farmer, passed away on Tuesday at a Sioux City Hospital. He had been in ill health the past six months and was taken to the hospital where he lapsed into a coma. Death was caused by uremic poisoning and hardening of the arteries.

Burial: March 1938, Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

Cause of Death: Uremic poisoning and Hardening of the arteries

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Burial: 03 Mar 1938, Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

Notes for CLARA ISABEL DIAMOND:

The Diment and the Diamond families in the Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa area are descendants of John Diment who was born in 1812 at Devonshire, England. The name was Diment but pronounced as Diamond.

Burial: October 1965, Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

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Burial: 28 Oct 1965, Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

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Marriage: 07 Nov 1904, Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa

Children of CHARLES WALLING and CLARA DIAMOND are:

30. i. CYRIL AUGUSTUS4 WALLING, b. 13 Aug 1905, Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 14 Feb 1980, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

31. ii. MAURICE WILLIAM WALLING, b. 24 Apr 1907, Miller Township, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 30 Dec 1971, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

iii. LEO BERYL WALLING, b. 05 Jan 1909.

32. iv. CECILIA ROSELLA WALLING, b. 18 Aug 1913.

v. FEMALE INFANT TWIN WALLING, b. 18 Aug 1913.

33. vi. EDWIN FRANCES WALLING, b. 31 Oct 1918, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

vii. MALE INFANT WALLING, b. 1921.

34. viii. CAROLINE LOUISE WALLING, b. 22 May 1924, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

14. WILLIAM FRANCIS 'FRANK'3 WALLING (HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 17 Oct 1876 in Oto, Miller Township, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 24 Feb 1938 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California. He married MARY JOSEPHINE GALVIN 24 Sep 1907 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. She was born 04 Apr 1885 in Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 07 Nov 1964 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

Notes for WILLIAM FRANCIS 'FRANK' WALLING:

William Francis Walling was born on October 17, 1876 in Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married Mary Josephine Galvin on September 24, 1907 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa. Frank, as he was known to his family and friends, died on February 24, 1938 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California. He was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

William Francis Walling spent most of his life in the Anthon area. For centuries the general area had been inhabited by various Indian tribes including the Iowans, Winnebagoes and Sioux. The Indians were hunters and lived well off the plentiful game including deer, buffalo, wolves, foxes, and other fur bearing animals. The vast prairie provided plenty of room for the tribes to roam in search of food.

The French were the first Europeans to come to Iowa and thrived as fur traders. They were a strong, fearless group who learned how to handle canoes as skillfully as the Indians with whom they traded. Many of them married Indian girls and never returned to civilization.

The Iowa Territory became part of the United States in 1803 when it was included in the Louisiana Purchase from France. In 1838, the Territory of Iowa was formed independently with sixteen counties and a population of 23,000. On December 28, 1846, Iowa became the twenty-ninth state in the nation.

The town of Anthon sits in Miller Township, which in turn is a part of Woodbury County. Miller Township was founded in 1880. As far back as the 1890's, wheat has been a major crop and agriculture continues to be the major source of income. At the same time, trapping is still done, the streams are full of fish, and wild animals still roam the open plains.

The Anthon area was settled by a number of pioneer families but did not become a town until the Illinois Central railroad required an additional depot. Absalom Miller donated land for the town site with the understanding that it was to be named Annette after one of his daughters. When it was discovered that there already was an Iowa town by that name, the town was named Anthon after J.C. Anthon, who was in charge of the railroad construction. (1) (1) Sioux City Sunday Journal, April 18, 1943, page. 10A

Anthon was platted February 17, 1888, much of the work being done in a raging blizzard. By the time the town was incorporated in 1890, Anthon already was the heaviest shipping point on the new rail line. For many years, stock, grain, hay, wood, honey and apples were transported from this busy little shipping point.

Social life in Anthon included barn dances, church dinners, and various athletic events. In the summer months, folks enjoyed the boating and fishing in the river. In these frontier days, saloons were prosperous and it was not unusual to witness fights and brawls that would spill over into the main street.

Even at its peak, Anthon was never more than a small country town with one main street and an area of less than two square kilometers. The reported population in 1999 was 638 and has declined from over 900 in 1943. In 1988, Anthon's Centennial anniversary, only one cousin with the Walling surname was living in Anthon.

HIS LIFE

William Francis Walling was the fifth child born to Herman Henry Walling and Mariah Helena Hiller Walling. Frank had seven brothers and two sisters. One sister, Catherine Helen, died from diphtheria when she was only seven years old. All of his other siblings married and raised families in the Woodbury/Dubuque County areas.

According to his son, Francis Walling, Frank only had about a fifth grade education. Francis remembered that his father was a very charitable and had a keen interest in horses. Frank was about six feet tall and always wore a white shirt and black bow tie to the office. He was a devout member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Anthon.

When he was thirty years old, Frank decided it was time to get married. He had his eye on pretty, robust, Irish lass by the name of Mary Josephine Galvin. Frank and Mary were married by Father Richard Murphy on a beautiful fall day in September, 1907. Their first child, Carlton, was born in 1913, followed by Armand Leo in 1914, Mary Catherine, and Francis in 1922.

According to the 1920 census, Frank's profession was "land agent" in the "real estate office" business. He indicated he was "working on his own account." In fact, Frank was involved in the Walling Investment Company, which specialized in real estate, loans and insurance. He was a pioneer businessman who helped transform the raw prairie into a community of modern homes and farms, with fine churches and schools.

Land records indicate that Frank owned a number of plots of land, some of them jointly with his family. As an example, the "Atlas of Woodbury County Iowa", indicated that W.F. Walling owned 120 acres in section 33, 160 acres in section 26 and owned with his brother, Herman Bernard (H.B.), 108 acres in sections 19 and 30, all in Miller Township.

The Walling Investment Company was a partnership owned equally by the brothers Herman Bernard (H.B.) Walling, Joseph Robert (Joe) Walling and William Francis (Frank) Walling. A legal document dated January, 1928 states the Walling Investment Company existed "for many years prior to January 1922." The Company owned farms, made loans to local farmers and represented the Security Fire Insurance Company of Davenport, Iowa.

It seems the partnership was dissolved sometime in 1928 as documents indicate a "referee" was hired to sort out the debits and credits for each brother. There were some disagreements among the brothers on what each was owed which apparently led to litigation based on documents held by Stephen A. Walling, W.F. Walling's grandson.

After the brothers parted ways, Frank remained in the business through the tough Depression years. On many occasions he accepted livestock or crops for loan payments.

At the beginning of 1938, Frank and Mary decided to move to Long Beach, California. Frank had been ill for the past four years and it was thought the milder California climate would be good for his health. However, in February, 1938, Frank died from a heart attack. His body was shipped to Anthon and lay in state at the Walling home. The funeral was held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church where the Rev. Fr. D.K. Hurley celebrated a requiem mass. The Gregorian chant was sung by the children's choir of St. Joseph's school.

Frank was laid to rest in beautiful St. Joseph's cemetery overlooking the town of Anthon and the Little Sioux Valley, the scene of his life's labor. His father, mother, brother H.B., and two sisters are buried close by.

According to his obituary, Frank "long will be remembered for his upright character, fine citizenship, and kindness to his fellowmen."

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Taken from the Anthon Herald

Dated March 24, 1988

From Our Files -- 50 years Ago column

This community was saddened last week when word was received of the passing of W.F. Walling, one of Anthon's oldest businessmen, at Long Beach, California, where he had gone the first of the year for rest and in the hope of regaining his health. He was 62 years old. The fifth son of Herman and Mariah (Hiller) Walling, pioneers of Woodbury County, Mr. Walling was born i Miller Township in 1876 and grew to manhood in the Anthon vicinity. He was united in marriage with Mary J. Galvin and their entire married life was spent in this community.

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Burial: 26 Feb 1938, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

Notes for MARY JOSEPHINE GALVIN:

Directions to Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa:

From Anthon take Highway 31 south to D38 (this is just on the south fringe of town) turn go east follow this about 1/2 mile to Lenox Avenue and then turn left. The cemetery is 1/10th of a mile and sits on the west side of the road. If you are coming from Oto you will be able to see this hillside cemetery from the highway.

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Burial: 09 Nov 1964, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

More About WILLIAM WALLING and MARY GALVIN:

Marriage: 24 Sep 1907, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa

Children of WILLIAM WALLING and MARY GALVIN are:

35. i. MARY CATHERINE4 WALLING, b. 08 Aug 1909, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 01 May 1966, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

ii. CARLETON FRANCIS WALLING, b. 12 Jun 1913, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 01 May 1966, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

36. iii. ARMAND LEO WALLING, b. 07 Dec 1914, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 21 Nov 1966, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.

37. iv. FRANCIS EUGENE WALLING, b. 07 Feb 1922, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 01 Sep 1991, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

15. MARY ANNA ISABELLE 'MAE'3 WALLING (HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 11 May 1879 in Oto, Miller Township, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 19 Feb 1906 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married THOMAS GRAFFORD 23 Nov 1898 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA.

More About MARY ANNA ISABELLE 'MAE' WALLING:

Burial: 21 Feb 1906, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

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Marriage: 23 Nov 1898, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA

Children of MARY WALLING and THOMAS GRAFFORD are:

38. i. MARIE IRENE WALLING4 GRAFFORD, b. 20 Sep 1899, Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa.

ii. PAUL H. WALLING GRAFFORD, b. 10 Mar 1904, Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 24 Aug 1933, James, Plymouth County, Iowa.

Notes for PAUL H. WALLING GRAFFORD:

Religion: Catholic

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Burial: 26 Aug 1933, Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

Cause of Death: He was shot.

16. JOSEPH ROBERT 'JOE'3 WALLING (HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 01 Aug 1884 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 04 May 1962 in San Leandro, Alameda County, California. He married MARGARET JANETTE 'MADGE' BEITH 09 Nov 1909 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, daughter of CHARLES BEITH and FLORA PAUL. She was born 19 May 1888 in Emerson, Dakota County, Nebraska, and died 02 May 1970 in Alameda, Alameda County, California.

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Burial: 05 May 1962, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, Alameda County, California

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Burial: 04 May 1970, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, Alameda County, California

More About JOSEPH WALLING and MARGARET BEITH:

Marriage: 09 Nov 1909, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

Children of JOSEPH WALLING and MARGARET BEITH are:

i. RUTH LOUISE4 WALLING, b. 04 Mar 1911, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 17 Aug 1974, Oakland, Alameda County, California; m. (1) FRANK ERIC KUHN, 02 May 1936, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada; b. 15 Aug 1906, Crescent City, Del Norte County, California; d. 08 Mar 1944, Oakland, Alameda County, California; m. (2) JOSEPH ANTHONY SILVA, 20 Aug 1954, Oakland, Alameda County, California; b. 22 Aug 1908, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; d. 10 Sep 1976, Oakland, Alameda County, California.

More About RUTH LOUISE WALLING:

Burial: 19 Aug 1974, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, Alameda County, California

More About FRANK ERIC KUHN:

Burial: 10 Mar 1944, Mount View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California

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Marriage: 02 May 1936, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada

More About JOSEPH ANTHONY SILVA:

Burial: 12 Sep 1976, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, Alameda County, California

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Marriage: 20 Aug 1954, Oakland, Alameda County, California

39. ii. MARGARET JANETTE WALLING, b. 02 Dec 1915, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 22 Dec 1995, Downey, Los Angeles County, California.

iii. JOSEPH ROBERT WALLING, b. 18 Feb 1918, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 20 Feb 1918, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

More About JOSEPH ROBERT WALLING:

Burial: 21 Feb 1918, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

iv. MARY AGNES WALLING, b. 09 Jan 1920, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 02 Dec 1972, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; m. BENJAMIN HARRISON GOODMAN, 23 Dec 1941, Blair County Court House, Blair, Blair County, Nebraska; b. 12 Apr 1920, Rock Branch, Woodbury County, Iowa.

Notes for BENJAMIN HARRISON GOODMAN:

Mrs. Mary Miller Goodman (Grandmother of Benjamin Harrison Goodman). At age 93 recalls early days in western Iowa) copied from a 1967 issue of the Anthon Herald, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa).

MRS. MARY MILLER GOODMAN

Memories of Anthon and Eastern Woodbury County as this area appeared almost a century ago is recalled by Mrs. Mary Goodman of Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa, who celebrated her 93rd birthday on January 18, 1962.

Told in her own words, the following excerpts are taken from that account of her early life, which Mrs. Goodman recently dictated to members of her family.

I was born in Jackson County, Iowa in 1869. By this time my mother and father had four boys and three girls, including myself.

My father and his workers were getting tired of the lumber business (her father, Absolem Miller, at that time operated a logging business at a small settlement called Pin Hook, near Marquoketa), and decided to make up a covered wagon train to come west and homestead. The government had succeeded in moving the Indians west across the Missouri river, opening this prairie country to homesteaders.

Each family started out with two wagons, some pulled by oxen and others pulled by horses. Each family used one wagon for provisions, such as seed, groceries and plows. Cows were tied behind.

NO BRIDGES

As there were no bridges, the streams had to be forded. They would search for a low place in the river which had a gravel bottom. Then lead wagon pulled by oxen, would cross, followed by the others. Sometimes the streams were so deep their wagon boxes were in danger of floating away. In a couple of weeks they arrived at what is now Wolf Creek Township. Each family went their own way in acquiring a homestead site. As there were no roads, they followed the ridges. This was all prairie land. No trees, nothing but grass. They tried to dig dugouts, using poles from the trees along the Little Sioux River. Mosquitoes were so bad they nearly ate us. Mother often stayed awake all night to keep them off us children.

That winter it was cold and there was no wood to burn. We tried twisting dried grass, but that did not give enough heat. Father and the boys then had to drive to the Little Sioux River, a distance of eight or nine miles, to cut wood. One day father was so cold that he stopped at a double log house on the present site of Anthon. A "squaw" man and his squaw lived there. They had "proved up" a homestead as the Indians had gone west. The squaw was sitting on the floor crying because she was lonesome for the rest of her tribe and wanted to join them.

Father asked what the squaw man would take for his house and farm. When the man in turn asked what father would give, father jokingly said, "That team of oxen and the wagon in the yard." The deal was completed and in a few days they were to Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, where papers were drawn up, and giving father ownership of the 300 acre homestead on what is now the town of Anthon, Iowa. The house on this acreage was a log house with two rooms, a sod roof and sod banked to the window sill. There was a pole barn, covered with grass, also a cave and a deep well, from which water was hauled up by hand with a bucket and rope. After the deal was closed father helped the Indians get ready to move and join the rest of the tribe by building the cover back on the wagon. We moved into our warm log house, where we lived many years. The men got busy in the spring to improve the place and plant crops.

There was no school, so all the men got together and built a log school house north of Anthon, where W.E. Ferns now has his garden. The first teacher was a young lady from Sioux City and she roomed with us. By that time I was old enough to go to school. Our fun at school was to pull down limbs of trees and "teeter" up and down. Church was also held at the school house. AT one time our home was the only one between Correctionville and Oto. In to build, it was necessary to cut down trees, haul the logs to the mill and have them sawed into lumber.

There were many kinds of wild animals, including wild cats, panthers and wolves. It was frightening to be out on the prairie and hear the wolves howl. Soon there would be an entire pack and ten it would be necessary for the settlers to race their teams to get away from the wolves. Men always carried guns, even if they were just going to a neighbor's. There were also deer and antelope, lots of small animals and snakes of all kinds. The streams had plenty of fish, so no one went hungry. After corn was picked it was shelled by hand into wash turns and then taken to the mill at Oto to be ground into corn meal. Where it was ground into flour. This would have to last all winter. When winter came, the snow would bank to the tops of the trees. Men would get bobsleds and go out and shovel roads by hand. Later every man had to work on the road to pay his poll tax. (A Tax of a uniform amount levied on each individual).

JESSE JAMES

When I was about 10 years old, we knew they were having trouble in Minnesota with the James Brothers. They would go a shooting and robbing spree, robbing from one and giving to another. This was spite work because their folks had been killed by soldiers. Posses were formed to chase them out. Jesse and Frank James started south to Sioux City. Went into a bar and were recognized by the sheriff, who tired to arrest them. They jumped through a window, got onto horse and headed southeast over the hills. One shot had struck Frank in the leg. They got as far as just over the hill west of our house, out of the reach of the posse, when they became hungry. Frank held the horses while Jesse cam to out house. He had just finished supper and I was taking cream and milk back to the cave. I heard someone open the gate to the house and there was a tall man with a large black hat, dark suite and a pair of shoes in his hand. He went to the door and asked mother if could have something to ear. No one was turned away from our house in those days. She told him we had just finished supper, but she would five what was left. She had him sit down, warmed up the coffee and gave him meat sandwiches. Father had seen the James boys' pictures in the paper, so he was sure who the stranger was. He felt uneasy and asked the man if he had ever run into the James boys in his travels. The stranger replied that he was Jesse James and that Frank, who was hurt, was over the hill holding the horses. He asked mother to make a lunch for Frank, which she did. He thanked her and then left. There were no telephones then so there was no way to call the sheriff.

HARVEST TIME

When harvesting time came, neighbors got together and mowed down the grain. Men came along and took an arm load of the grain, twisted more grain around, and tied the ends. Then these bundles were placed in "shocks". In the early days the grain was thrashed out by pounding it on the floor. Later we had a machine that trashed the grain. My job during the "shocking" time was to carry jugs of water to the men. I had an Indian pony to ride and I would carry two jugs, one on each side, each jug fastened to a strap across the pony's neck. Cattle were all turned loose on the prairie. Each night a member of the family would go out into the hills to round up their cattle. The lead cow wore a bell around her neck and each farmer had a cow bell with a different sound.

When haying time came, large stacks were built down on the bottom lands. The grass was raked up and shocked, and then ropes were tied around the shocks so they would be pulled to the stacks. The horse pulling a shock would ride up one side of the stack where the "stacker" would loosen the rope, and the horse would then be ridden down the other side. This process continued until a large attack was built. For vegetables, we planted large patches of potatoes, cabbage, and sweet corn. The corn was cooked on the ear, cut off and spread on a cloth to dry. Fruit of all kinds, plums, crab apples, chokecherries, strawberries and gooseberries grew along the river. We were short of sugar, so we planted cane and had sorghum for sweetening. We had plenty of meat as the boys did a lot of trapping, mostly for prairie chickens. No canning was done. Food was preserved in crocks of all sizes. In the fall, the timber was full of walnuts and hazelnuts.

In the fall, when I was younger, we would see white smoke coming up through the trees near the river. Then we knew that the Indians had returned. There were three or four teepees, several squaws to cook while the men fished and hunted from Onawa to Cherokee. They did not bother us, except to ask for flour, take dead hogs to eat and steal dogs. They were not savage, but when we saw them coming, we would lock our doors. They would pound on the door and speak in a language that we could not understand.

When I was grown, I married Conrad Goodman, a young man from Barbados, West Indies. Our home place is two miles north of the first dug out that I lived in. Thy father passed away at the age of 80 and my mother lived to be 94. My husband and I lived many years on the home place before retiring to Correctionville, where I live now. Mr. Goodman died in 1933. He was a member of the Methodist Church for 50 years and of the Relief Corps for 42 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Goodman were the parents of nine children, seven of whom are still living. They are Mrs. Mox (Ellen) Bockwoldt, of Ida Grove, Iowa, Mrs. W.E. (Florence) Ferns of Anthon, Iowa, Oscar Goodman of Anthon, Iowa, Mrs. Leonard (Bessie) Halberg of Des Moines, Iowa, Frank Goodman of Correctionville, Iowa, Marie Goodman of Rock Island, Illinois and Wayne Goodman of Fort Dodge, Iowa. A daughter, Edna, died in infancy and another daughter, Mrs. Joe (Ethel) Chausee passed away in 1944.

Marriage Notes for MARY WALLING and BENJAMIN GOODMAN:

The marriage of Benjamin Harrison Goodman and Mary Agnes Walling Goodman was blessed by the Catholic Church at the Cathedral in Kenmore, New York on the 13th of February 1942.

More About BENJAMIN GOODMAN and MARY WALLING:

Marriage: 23 Dec 1941, Blair County Court House, Blair, Blair County, Nebraska

40. v. JEAN ISABEL WALLING, b. 18 Sep 1926, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 05 Jul 2000, San Leandro, Alameda County, California.

17. JOHN PETER3 WALLING (HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 06 Dec 1886 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 17 Oct 1968 in Antioch, Contra Costa County, California. He married FRANCIS BERTHA RHODE 30 Apr 1912 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. She was born 01 Apr 1890 in Breda, Carroll County, Iowa, and died 16 Feb 1974 in Antioch, Contra Costa County, California.

Notes for JOHN PETER WALLING:

Anthon Herald Newspaper

January 21, 1988

Page 4 from Our Files Column -- Sixty years ago -- December 14, 1927

John Walling, the night policeman went on duty Wednesday evening and you will always find John on the job.

More About JOHN PETER WALLING:

Burial: 19 Oct 1968, Court of St. Paul, Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, California

More About FRANCIS BERTHA RHODE:

Burial: 18 Feb 1974, Court of St. Paul, Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, California

More About JOHN WALLING and FRANCIS RHODE:

Marriage: 30 Apr 1912, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

Children of JOHN WALLING and FRANCIS RHODE are:

i. RALPH JOSEPH4 WALLING, b. 30 Jan 1914.

41. ii. JOSEPH RALPH 'RALPH' WALLING, b. 16 Jan 1915, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 04 Nov 1943, Onawa, Monona County, Iowa.

42. iii. GERTRUDE HELEN 'GERT' WALLING, b. 30 Nov 1916, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 15 Jul 1988, Pittsburgh, Contra Costa County, California.

43. iv. MILDRED FRANCES WALLING, b. 24 Dec 1918, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 14 Jul 1987, Antioch, Contra Costa County, California.

44. v. MARY ELIZABETH 'LIB' WALLING, b. 18 Aug 1922, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

vi. JOHN ALBERT 'JACK' WALLING, b. 03 May 1924, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 29 Mar 1945, the China Seas During World War II, Killed in Action.

Notes for JOHN ALBERT 'JACK' WALLING:

John Albert Walling

Antioch Newspaper -- Antioch Flyer

Lost in Raid, Given Medal -- John Albert Walling cited for Attack on Japanese Convoy

Missing in action in the South China Sea since March 29, 1945, John A. Walling, of the Navy Air Corps and son of Mr. and Mrs. John Peter Walling (Frances Bertha Rohde Walling), 215 East 18th Street, Antioch, CA 94509-2430, has been awarded the Gold Star in lieu of a Second Air Medal. The award was received by Mrs. Walling about a week ago.

The citation, presented in the name of the President of the Untied States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) and signed by James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, was for meritorious achievement in aerial flight as a combat crewman during action against enemy shipping in the South China season the missing from which he failed to return.

Walling, an aviation machinists mate 3/C, participated in a low level bombing attack on a heavily defended Japanese convoy and in the face of intense and accurate anti-aircraft fire he was responsible for inflicting serious damage on an important Japanese ship.

The 21 year old Navy man, a graduate of Antioch High School in 1942, is the youngest member of the family. He enlisted in the Navy in November of 1942 and was last heard from when he was stationed in the Philippines.

More About JOHN ALBERT 'JACK' WALLING:

Burial: 30 Mar 1945, China Seas

18. CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3 WALLING (HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 16 Dec 1889 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 01 Oct 1970 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married GERTRUDE ANTONIA ROHDE 04 Nov 1913 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA, daughter of JOSEPH ROHDE and GERTRUDE BERKEMEIER. She was born 23 Sep 1893 in Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 10 Dec 1973 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

Notes for CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL' WALLING:

Walling house in Anthon

407 S 3RD AVE

ANTHON IA 51004

Property Address: 407 3RD AVE S

Legal Description: ARNOLDS FIRST ADDN

LOT 3 BLK 2

Class: R - RESIDENTIAL

School District: ANTHON-OTO

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Residential Dwelling

Lot Area: 0.20 Acres; 8,775 SF

FF Lot Dimensions(FT): Regular Lot: 75 x 117

Occupancy: Single-Family

Style: 1 1/2 Story Frame

Year Built: 1900

Exterior Material: Wd Lap

Above-Grade Living Area: 1,468 SF

Attic: None

Number Rooms: 7

Number Bedrooms: 3

Basement Area Type: None

Basement Finished Area: 0 SF

Number of Baths: 1 Full Bath

Central Air: Yes

Number of Fireplaces: None

Garage: 1,008 SF - Det Frame (Built 1980)

Porches and Decks: 1 S Fr Opn (200 SF)

Yard Extras: None

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Cornelius William (C.W.) Walling was named Administrator of his mother's (Mariah Helena Hiller Walling) estate. The final report, dated January 25, 1934, showed "that the assets of the estate were insufficient to pay the debts and charges," Cornelius William Walling personally satisfied all of decedent's indebtedness.

The total debts of the estate were $11,904.32, including $2,564.39 owed to the Walling Investment Company. Her heirs included her eight sons and two grandchildren, Marie Campbell and Paul Walling. Mariah's assets consisted of some farmland in Woodbury County and two lots in Anthon with a total estimated value of $14,000. The farmland was to go to Cornelius William Walling upon payment of all the estate's debts. The Anthon lots were held for Marie Campbell.

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Cornelius William (C.W. & Will) Walling, the youngest of the ten children born to Herman Henry Walling and Mariah Helena Hiller Walling, was born December 16, 1889 on the family farm south of Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. He spent his entire life in Woodbury County within seven miles of his place of birth. He was one and a half (1 1/2) years of age when his father died. He attended Miller Number 7 country school.

Will married Gertrude Antonia Rohde on November 4, 1913, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Joseph Rohde and Gertrude Berkemeir. They lived on the Walling family farm with his mother, Mariah Hiller Walling, until Mariah moved into Anthon. During the last year of Mariah's life, Will and his family moved into town so as to be near his mother. She died on January 05, 1925 in Anthon and is buried at the Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Iowa.

Will inherited the heavily mortgaged family farm, but lost it during the depression of the 1930's. Will and his family remained on the farm as renters, until March of 1942 when he bought a farm three miles north of the family place. He and Gertie lived on the new farm until 1964 when they sold it and bought a home in the southern part of Anthon. 407 South 3rd Avenue, Anthon, Iowa 51004

Will and Gertie had eleven children: Margaret, Kathryn, Donald, Corleen, Coletta, Charlotte, Alice, Bernadine, Richard (Dick), William (Bill) and Lorraine. Bernadine died of pneumonia and whooping cough at the age of two months. Paul Grafford, son of Mary Anna Isabelle Walling Grafford, made his home with Will and Gertie from the time Mariah died until his death in 1933.

Will was a Miller Township Trustee for many years, during the time while he was farming, and was instrumental in seeking help for those in need.

He had a history of ulcer problems and underwent first serious ulcer surgery in early 1942. Unfortunately, he never enjoyed good health after that time and had many subsequent serious illnesses and surgeries.

Will enjoyed life and would always find the time for a good card game, to go to the horse races or a ball game. He was a very generous and forgiving man who was devoted to his family.

Education was very important to Will. He made sure that all of his children graduated from high school. Each of his seven daughters was at one time or another were school teachers. The three sons all worked on the farm for a few years; and then Donald and Bill worked in industry, while Dick went on to Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa and became an electrical engineer. In spite of his poor health, Will and Gertie traveled to California many winters to spend time with his four children (Donald, Bill, Lorraine & Coletta) and his two brothers that had moved there.

Will was a very devout Catholic all of his life. His funeral mass was held in the present St. Joseph Church in Anthon, Iowa. This is the same Church that fifty-seven years earlier he and Gertrude were the first couple to be married after the new church was completed. He is buried at Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Iowa.

More About CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL' WALLING:

Burial: 03 Oct 1970, Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

More About GERTRUDE ANTONIA ROHDE:

Burial: 12 Dec 1973, Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

More About CORNELIUS WALLING and GERTRUDE ROHDE:

Marriage: 04 Nov 1913, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA

Children of CORNELIUS WALLING and GERTRUDE ROHDE are:

45. i. MARGARET GERTRUDE4 WALLING, b. 30 Oct 1914, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 26 Oct 1983, Tillamook, Tillamook County, Oregon.

46. ii. KATHRYN EVELYN WALLING, b. 27 Oct 1916, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 24 Apr 1988, Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa.

iii. DONALD WILLIAM WALLING, b. 07 Sep 1918; m. DELAVERN ESTES CLEMENS, 06 May 1942, Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Antioch, California; b. 24 May 1922, Humansville, Cedar County, Missouri.

More About DONALD WALLING and DELAVERN CLEMENS:

Marriage: 06 May 1942, Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Antioch, California

47. iv. CORLEEN ISABELLE WALLING, b. 03 Jan 1922, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

48. v. COLETTA GENEVIEVE WALLING, b. 28 May 1925, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

49. vi. CHARLOTTE LOUISE WALLING, b. 03 Mar 1927, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

50. vii. ALICE IRENE WALLING, b. 04 Apr 1929, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

viii. BERNADINE WALLING, b. 10 Feb 1931, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 14 Apr 1931, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

51. ix. RICHARD LOUISE WALLING, b. 15 Feb 1932, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

52. x. WILLIAM CORNELIUS WALLING, b. 15 Dec 1934, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

xi. LORRAINE MARIE WALLING, b. 20 Dec 1936, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; m. ALBERT FREDERICK WARREN, 08 Feb 1975, Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Antioch, California; b. 06 Jul 1940, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California.

More About ALBERT WARREN and LORRAINE WALLING:

Marriage: 08 Feb 1975, Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Antioch, California

Generation No. 4

19. ELIZABETH 'LIZZIE'4 WALLING (JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 19 Nov 1886 in Balltown, Dubuque County, Iowa, and died 22 Aug 1964 in Caney Valley Hospital in Wharton, Texas. She married MARTIN LEWIS HEIMAN 09 Jul 1912 in Mentz Lutheran Church, son of JOHN HEIMAN and JOHANNA MARTIN. He was born 06 Aug 1890 in Sherrill, Dubuque County, Iowa, and died 31 Dec 1973 in El Campo, Texas.

Notes for ELIZABETH 'LIZZIE' WALLING:

Elizabeth Walling reflects on her life,

"Once when we still lived in Iowa, our father cut a gash in his wrist at butchering time. The blood came out in great spurts. We did not go to the doctor or apply a tourniquet. Papa held his hand tightly over the cut and someone went to the barn and got some large, dusty spider webs. These were put on the cut and stopped the bleeding, a rag was tied around it, and Papa went back to cutting up the meat.

One time after we had come to Texas, Papa went hunting on a Sunday afternoon. He did this frequently, mostly for pastime. Often he would get a rabbit or two which was such nice meat. This time on his hunt the dog got an animal in a hole and barked. The animal showed his teeth and Papa, who had not gotten acquainted with Texas animals, tried to call the dog back, but old Shep was real excited and Papa shot right over Shep's head. The animal turned out to be Papa's first opossum and old Shep was deaf for quite a while.

Every evening after we were large enough, we had to get in kindling to start fires in the morning. One particular night which I will always rememb er we had forgotten to get the kindling. Clara and I were sent out to the barn for some corn cobs and shucks. There were no flashlights and it was quite a way from the house. We were both afraid. About half way to the barn, I let my imagination run away with me and let out a big yell and we ran as fast as we could back to the house. I think I almost scared the wits out of Clara....

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Colorado County Citizen, August 1964 writes:

Mrs. Heiman of Garwood, Citizen Correspondent, Dies

Elizabeth Walling Heiman of Garwood, Texas, writer of the Garwood Happenings for the Citizen for 35 years, died in Caney Valley Hospital in Wharton, Texas at about noon Saturday. She had been ill for about 3 months.

Services were held in the First Presbyterian Church in El Campo, Texas, of which she was a member at 2:00 pm Tuesday. Burial was held at the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery at Columbus later that afternoon. Reverend Lloy Nixon of the first Presbyterian Church of El Camp officiated.

Born in Dubuque County, Iowa, on November 19. 1886, she was named Elizabeth Walling. Her parents, John B. and Johanna Osthoff Walling are buried in Columbus.

The Walling Family came to Texas in 1895 and on July 9, 1912, in the Mentz Lutheran Church, Elizabeth Walling was married to Martin L. Heiman, also a native of Iowa. The couple returned to Texas for what they thought was a visit. They remained to make their home and moved to Garwood in 1920, where they had lived since. Mrs. Heiman loved social life and was a member of several clubs in Columbus, Garwood, and El Campo. She was former president of the Columbus Study Club, Garwood Garden Club, and the Garwood Home Demonstration Club. She was also past state president of the auxiliary of the Rural Mail Carriers Association. She was a member of the El Campo chapter, Eastern Star, and the El Campo Garden Club and of the Garwood Library Board.

Her husband retired in 1958 after having been a mail carrier in Garwood for 38 years. She is survived by her husband; a son, John Heiman of St. Louis; a daughter, Irene Fling (Mrs. Bruce Fling) of Garwood; five sisters, Mrs. Clara Roecker of Glen Flora, Mrs. W.A. Stallman and Mrs. Ed Stallman of Garwood; Mrs. A. J. Struss of Eagle Lake and Mrs. Werner Heise of La Grange; three brothers, Fred Walling of Columbus, Texas, Carl H. Walling of Austin, Texas and Walter Walling of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were good friends and fellow church members of El Campo, Paul Williams, Harold Wright, John Kainer, Charles Owens, Pete Longwood, and Sam Carroll.

More About ELIZABETH 'LIZZIE' WALLING:

Burial: 24 Aug 1964, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas

Notes for MARTIN LEWIS HEIMAN:

Best Man for Martin's wedding was August Stallman and Maiden of Honor was Lizzie's sister, Ida Walling.

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Eagle Lake Headlight, July 1962

Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Heiman who married July 9, 1912 will be honored by their children at an open house at their home in Garwood, Texas Sunday, July 8 in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary. they are extending invitations to their friends and relatives through the press.

The Heimans were married in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Walling with Reverend G. Szillet performing the ceremony.

They first lived in Wharton, Texas and then moved to Iowa where they were in the hardware and plumbing business at Readlyn for 6 years. Then, they moved back to Texas and have lived in Garwood.

Mr. Heiman was a rural mail carrier for 38 years, retiring 4 years ago. He has been in the ranching and poultry business.

He has been an elder in the Presbyterian Church for many years, and Mrs. Heiman is a past president of the Presbyterian Women of the Church. Martin Heiman is now the state president of the Federation of Federal Land Bank association and past president of the Gulf Coast Rural Letter Carrier's Association. He is a Master Mason and a charter member of the Garwood Lions Club with 14 years of perfect attendance.

Lizzie, who taught school in Wharton and Colorado Counties for approximately 25 years, is a past president of the Texas auxilliary to the Letter Carrier's association, member of the Garden and Study Clubs and is a charter member of the Garwood Women's Home Demonstration Club. She is Garwood correspondent for the Colorado County Citizen.

The Heimans have 2 children, Mrs. Bruce Fling of Garwood and Mr. John L. Heiman of New Orleans, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Heiman request that no gifts be brought to the open house.

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More About MARTIN LEWIS HEIMAN:

Burial: 02 Jan 1974, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas

Marriage Notes for ELIZABETH WALLING and MARTIN HEIMAN:

On July 9, 1912, in the Mentz Lutheran Church, Elizabeth Walling married Martin Lewis Heiman, also a native of Iowa. They both returned to Iowa after they got married and owned a hardware business in Readlyn, Iowa until 1918. They returned to Texas in the year 1918 so Elizabeth could visit with her family and friends. What turned out to be a visit turned into a final stay in Colorado County with Martin and Elizabeth taking up residence in Garwood, Texas for the remainder of their lives.

The Colorado County Citizen writes on July 5, 1962:

Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Heiman, who married on July 9, 1912, will be honored by their children at open house at their home in Garwood Sunday, July 8, 1962 in observance of their 50th wedding anniversary. They are extending invitations to their friends and relatives through the press.

The Heimans were married in the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Walling with Reverend G. Szillet performing the ceremony. They first lived in Wharton, then moved to Iowa where they werre in the hardware and plumbing business at Readlyn for 6 years.

Mr. Heiman was a rural mail carrier for 38 years retiring in 1958. He has been an elder in the Presbyterian Church for many years and Mrs. Heiman is a past president of the Presbyterian Women of the Church.

Now, Martin Heiman is the President of the Federation of Federal Lan Bank Association, is past president of the Gulf Coast Rural Letter Carriers Association, is a master Mason and a charter member of the Garwood Lions Club with 14 years perfect attendance.

Mrs. Heiman, who taught school in Wharton and Colorado counties for approximately 25 years, is a past president of the Texas Auxilliary to the Letter Carriers' association, member of Garden and Study Clubs and is a charter member of the Garwood Women's Home Demonstration Club. She is Garwood correspondent for the Colorado County Citizen.

More About MARTIN HEIMAN and ELIZABETH WALLING:

Marriage: 09 Jul 1912, Mentz Lutheran Church

Children of ELIZABETH WALLING and MARTIN HEIMAN are:

53. i. IRENE5 HEIMAN, b. 02 May 1913.

54. ii. JOHN LEWIS HEIMAN, b. 18 Sep 1923.

20. CLARA4 WALLING (JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 31 Dec 1888 in Balltown, Dubuque County, Iowa. She married PAUL ROECKER 17 Nov 1908 in At Clara's Parent's Home in Bernardo, Texas. He was born Abt. 1883.

More About PAUL ROECKER and CLARA WALLING:

Marriage: 17 Nov 1908, At Clara's Parent's Home in Bernardo, Texas

Children of CLARA WALLING and PAUL ROECKER are:

55. i. RAYMOND JOHN5 ROECKER, b. 29 Sep 1909, Garwood, Colorado County, Texas; d. 19 Nov 1989, Wharton, Wharton County, Texas.

ii. RUTH JO ROECKER, b. 13 Jan 1914; m. ??? MCKEE.

21. IDA AUGUSTA4 WALLING (JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 02 Jul 1890 in Balltown, Iowa, and died 21 Jan 1982 in Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas. She married WILLIAM AUGUST HERMAN LUDWIG STALLMAN 09 Sep 1913 in In the Home of Ida Augusta Walling in Bernardo, Texas, son of GEORGE STALLMAN and PAULINE VENGHAUS. He was born 17 Feb 1883 in Frelsburg, Colorado County, Texas, and died 06 Jan 1970 in Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas.

Notes for IDA AUGUSTA WALLING:

Some rambling notes of her childhood by Ida Augusta Walling in 1967:

When we still lived in Iowa, Mama sent Lizzie and Clara to get some wood. I wanted to go too, so she put my coat on me and let me go. We had to go up hill and there was quite a bit of snow on the ground. I fell with my hands in the snow and froze them. So Lizzie called Mama and she came and picked me up. They took a pan full of snow in the house and made me hold my hands in it.

Our house in Iowa was built partly into the hill; so we could go up the hill and crawl on the roof. We had a nice house in Iowa. When we got to Texas and saw the house, we thought it was the barn and asked Papa where the house was. When he said that was the house we told him that we wanted to go home.

Lizzie and Clara went to school in Iowa. On the last day, Mama let me go along. The teacher gave all the pupils a apretty picture and when she did not give me one, I cried. So Lizzie told the teacher that I wanted one too. She said that she had one more and gave it to me. The pictures were about four by six, Lizzie had a picture of a big red rose, Clara a pink one, and mine was eyellow. Mama made a big scrap book when she got a hold of colored pictures. She would cut them out and put them in the scrap book. She put our rose pictures in the scrapbook. Colored pictures were scarce and it was a rare treat when we childdren could look at the book.

When we were in Texas and the new school house was built, it was on the bare prairie. Cattle would be all around it. One morning the cattle had broken a window --- I guess with their horns. The school board decided to fence the school ground. The men set the posts and itw was some time before they put on the wires. Then one Saturday they put one barb wire aroujnd the fence. The children were so used to running around the posts and they did not notice the wire. Lizzie ran into it and cut her lip real bad. The teacher sent some of the boys to a neighbor who came and took Lizzie and Clara home. Papa had to hitch up his tream and drive to Wharton to the doctor. After the accident, Lizzie could not go to school and it was several miles to walk throughn the pasture. They did not want to send Clara alone so I was started to school. I would get so tired walking so far so Clara always held my hand and pulled me along when I got tired. Lizzie and Clara had taught me to read some. The teacher was surprised that I could read. She put me in the class with the best and did not have to start me with the A B C's. Going to school we had to go through a pasture with a lot of cattle. We would get scared and run and then hide in the big grass.

When we got to Texas, wood was the only fuel to cook and heat with. We had a large timber area. After we girls were older, one of us had to go with Papa to get wood -- to pull one end of the cross cut saw to cut up the trees so that they could be loaded. One day when it was my turn to go, Papa drove over a rotten log that had a bumble bee nest in it. thye bumble bees came out in swarms and stung the horses. One stung me on the head and one on the hand. The next morning my eyes were swollen shut and my hand was swelled real big.

There were also many native pecan trees and we would go with Mama to gather pecans. Sometimes we had all we could carry home. Papa would take the pecans to market and buy coffee, sugar, etc. with them.

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Ida Stallman

Funeral services for Ida Walling Stallman, 91 of Garwood, were held Saturday afternoon at Henneke Funeral Home. Rev. Carl Israel officiated.

Interment was in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Mrs. Stallman died Jan. 21 in the Eagle Lake Community Hospital. She had been at the hospital two days.

She was born in Iowa on July 2, 1890, the daughter of John Benedict and Johanna Osthoff Walling.

She married William August Stallman on Sept. 9, 1913. He preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1970.

Mrs. Stallman had been a resident of Garwood for 69 years. She was a member of the Lehr [sic] Memorial United Methodist Church in Garwood.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Olga Mae Hefner of Garwood; one son, Ned W. Stallman of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Tillie Struss of Eagle Lake; three brothers, Walter Walling of Brazoria, Fred Walling of Columbus and Carl Walling of Austin; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were M. G. Lanier, Herbert Engstrom, Harry Engstrom, Eldin Wied, Lawrence Berger and Frank Becak.

Colorado County Citizen, January 28, 1982

More About IDA AUGUSTA WALLING:

Burial: 23 Jan 1982, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas

Notes for WILLIAM AUGUST HERMAN LUDWIG STALLMAN:

Witnesses and godparents celebrating the baptism of Wilhlm Stallmann were Wilhelm Venghaus, Ludwig Hoppe, Henirich Venghaus, and Wilhelmine Krause on May 13, 1883. The Reverend F. Gertsmann peformed the baptism at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg, Texas.

William August Stallman was a lifelong resident of Colorado County, Texas. W.A. or Uncle August as his nephews and nieces called him, passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 1969 in the Eagle Lake Community Hospital. August was active until August of 1968 and enjoyed working cattle and other agricultural duties before he became ill. He became quite ill again on Christmas Eve and had been in the hospital for only one day on this recent illness before finally succumbing on January 6, 1969.

Funeral services were held at 10 am Thursday, January 8 from the Columbus Funeral Home with the Reverend Thomas Loftin, Pastor of the Garwood United Methodist Church officiating. He was placed to final rest in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas. Pallbearers were Elmer Struss, Lawrence Stallman, Roy Stallman, Max Beckmeyer, Raymond Roecker, Bruce Fling, and W.C. Smith. Surving at the time of August's death were his wife Ida, one daughter, Olga Mae Hefner of Garwood, Texas, one son, Ned Stallman of Columbus, Texas and seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

More About WILLIAM AUGUST HERMAN LUDWIG STALLMAN:

Baptism: 13 May 1883, Trinity Lutheran Church, Frelsburg, Texas

Burial: 08 Jan 1970, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas

Cause of Death: Became quite ill on Christmas Eve

Medical Information: August was active until August 1968 while enjoying working cattle duties and became quite ill. He became ill again on Christmas Eve 1968 and finally succumbed to the illness on January 6, 1969.

Marriage Notes for IDA WALLING and WILLIAM STALLMAN:

William August Stallman and Ida Augusta Walling were married in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg, Texas on September 9, 1913. The reverend G. Szillat performed the ceremonies. William August and Ida will reside and live in Garwood, Texas.

More About WILLIAM STALLMAN and IDA WALLING:

Marriage: 09 Sep 1913, In the Home of Ida Augusta Walling in Bernardo, Texas

Children of IDA WALLING and WILLIAM STALLMAN are:

56. i. OLGA MAE5 STALLMAN, b. 25 Apr 1918, Garwood, Colorado County, Texas; d. 30 May 1998, Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake, Texas.

57. ii. NED WILLIAM STALLMAN, b. 11 Feb 1921, Garwood, Colorado County, Texas; d. 06 Mar 2000, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas.

22. ROSINA 'ROSIE' FREDERICKA4 WALLING (JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 08 Oct 1892 in Balltown, Iowa, and died 24 Feb 1980 in Garwood, Colorado County, Texas. She married HENRY ADOLPH EDWARD STALLMAN 01 Jun 1916 in Home of Rosie's Parents in Bernardo, Texas, son of GEORGE STALLMAN and PAULINE VENGHAUS. He was born 10 May 1888 in Frelsburg, Colorado County, Texas, and died 28 Sep 1975.

Notes for ROSINA 'ROSIE' FREDERICKA WALLING:

Rosie puts down some memories for a Family Reunion in 1967:

Just after sundown Mama would call for all the little ones to come in tghe house. Then the older ones had to help in the kitchen and dining room, but Fred, age two, Tillie, age three and one half, and I , age five, would go into the dining room and sit in the big rockers and rock. Then Mama would light the oil lamp on the dining room table and we would watch the evening shadows and rock and sing about everything -- the sun, the moon, the stars, flowers, birds, and just everything (how different from our evenings with TV and movies today).

Tillie told me about the twelve silver plates that Grandmother Osthoff's family had brought over from Bavaria. The plates had the Hammerand Family Crest under each plate. Mama and her sister Kate and brother John each got four plates. Mama never used them and I don't know where she kept them, but I remember she showed them to us once. The plates burned up when our house burned and I suppose no one ever thoughnt of them any more, but I guess Mama must have or she wouldn't have told Tillie about them.

During the epidemic of yellow fever when the men were guarding the rivere to keep the travelers from the city from crossing, Papa would take his shotgun and go down to the river each night. Tillie who was just beginning to talk, was so afraid and she would say, "The Riverlers are going to get Daddy!" If ciyrse sge neabt tge travelers.

More About ROSINA 'ROSIE' FREDERICKA WALLING:

Burial: 26 Feb 1980, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas

Notes for HENRY ADOLPH EDWARD STALLMAN:

The May 26th, 1966 edition of the Colorado County Citizen writes:

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stallman of Garwood, Texas will be honored on their 50th Wedding Anniversary with a reception on Sunday, May 29th from three to five o'clock in the afternoon in the Methodist Educational Building in Garwood, Texas.

They were united in marriage on June 1, 1916 at Bernardo, Texas and have resided in Garwood since their marriage. Mr. Stallman is engaged in rice farming, rice drying, and ranching. Mrs. Stallman, the former Rosina Walling, was a school teacher before their marriage.

The reception will be given by their sons and daughters: Mrs. Edrie Flowers, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. John Foley, Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Stallman, and Mr. and Mrs. Neal Stallman.

More About HENRY ADOLPH EDWARD STALLMAN:

Burial: 30 Sep 1975, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas

Marriage Notes for ROSINA WALLING and HENRY STALLMAN:

Ed Stallman and Rosie Walling were united in marriage on June 1, 1916. On May 29, 1966 a party was held celebrating 50 years of marriage!

The Anniversary gathering was held at the Methodist Educational Building in Garwood, Texas. The reception was given by Ed and Rosie's sons and daughters, Mrs. Edrie Flowers, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Stallman, and Mr. and Mrs. Neal Stallman.

More About HENRY STALLMAN and ROSINA WALLING:

Marriage: 01 Jun 1916, Home of Rosie's Parents in Bernardo, Texas

Children of ROSINA WALLING and HENRY STALLMAN are:

58. i. EDRIE ELANOR5 STALLMAN, b. 25 Nov 1917.

59. ii. ROSEMARY ESTHER STALLMAN, b. 26 Nov 1920.

60. iii. PAULINE LYNETTE STALLMAN, b. 05 May 1923.

61. iv. WILTON EDWARD STALLMAN, b. 12 Aug 1924; d. 12 Aug 1990, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas.

62. v. NEAL EDWARD STALLMAN, b. 14 Jun 1927, Garwood, Colorado County, Texas; d. 25 Mar 2004, St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas.

23. MATHILDE WILHEMINA4 WALLING (JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 12 Feb 1894 in Balltown, Iowa, and died 29 Nov 1982 in Eagle Lake, Colorado County,Texas. She married ALWIN JOSEPH STRUSS 01 Jul 1920 in Bernardo, Texas Home of Mathilde's Parents, son of WILHELM STRUSS and JULIA LILIE. He was born 25 Oct 1897 in Shaws Bend, Colorado County, Texas, and died 17 Jun 1966 in Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas.

Notes for MATHILDE WILHEMINA WALLING:

Mathilde Walling Struss writes memoirs in 1962:

In her own words, Mathilde 'Tillie' Walling wrote in the late 60's: As far back as I can remember when I was very young and small we went to church in the two-seated hack. There was a new drainage ditch that we had to cross, and I almost fell out of the hack. This scared me so much that a few weeks later when we were going to the Christmas Eve program at the church at night (the only time we went away from home at night), I sat on the back steps when on my knees and my chin in my hands, I said for them to go and I would be right there when they got back. But they put me in the hack anyway. We all got a surprise package under the tree. Mine was a little china pitcher with roses. I guess that is why I have a pitcher collection now. Rose and Fred alway tried to teach me to whistle. I must have been about twelve years old before I could make a real sound. Every Sunday I was so excited when we could go to Sunday School. Even though I was real small, I always asked Mamma what I was going to wear. Of course, I only had one Sunday dress. But one Sunday Mamma wasn't feeling well, I guess, and when I asked the same question, she said to go and put on my velvet dress. The dress was not really velvet. I ran and told Lizzie to get my velvet dress down, and they all laughed at me.

Big days for me when Papa coming home from town with a box of apples, crackers, or prunes and maybe a piece of chewing gum for each of us. I even liked the keg of salted herring in the winter. We ate them for breakfast.

I remember going to Mr. Spoerl's house with a little bucket of milk in the morning. There would be a nickel in the empty bucket for the milk and also a piece of candy for me.

I'll never forget the pretty lady on the big white horse which I got to see in a parade before the big circus. And, I'll always remember crying a week, I think, when Grandma and the Aunts sent everyone in the family a gift with Papa following his visit to Iowa except me. It was just an oversight. Then there was the Christmas we all got a stuffed toy under the tree. Mine was a dog, but by Christmas morning a mouse had eaten a hole in it and pulled out some of the cotton. I cried and cried -- so a few days after Christmas, there was a new dog for me under the tree.

When Fred was about nine and I about eleven, Papa was sick, so Fred and I were told to kill the hen for dinner. I held the legs and put the hen's neck on the log. Fred raised the axe and we both shut our eyes. When the axe fell, I turned loose. We opened our eyes and there ran the hen with just her bill chopped off.

This writing was given to Mrs. W.A. (Olga Mae Stallman) Hefner during 1965 while she was compiling a Walling Family History.

Tillie Walling was an inspiration to Sidney E. Struss, author of this overall family history in the early 1970's as he compiled the first edition of the Struss Family Heritage. The first book can be found in the Eagle Lake and Columbus, Texas libraries.

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Eagle Lake Headlight, 1962

LOCAL ARTISTS DISPLAY 70 PAINTINGS AT ART EXHIBIT

One hundred and seventy-five guests viewed seventy entries of the Eagle Lake Art Club in the Art Exhibit held in the Community Center in Eagle Lake, Texas Saturday and Sunday and were pleased and amazed at the talent of local artists.

Mrs. Elsa Smothers, head of the Wharton County Junior College Art Department and Mrs. Hilda Willms of Columbus were judges for the closed show, and chose an exciting wet on wet stand oil painting entitled "Stormy" by Alvin Wiese as the best painting in the show.

The show was divided into two categories, copies and originals. In the copies division, Mrs. A. J. Struss captured the first place blue ribbon for her "Red Sails in the Sunset." Second place ribbon went to Mrs. Joe N. Frazar, and Miss Lucien Harrison, third; receiving honorable mentions were Mrs. Frazar 2, and Mr. Wiese.

In floral copies, Mrs. Struss also won first place with her painting of Wisterias. Mrs. A. P. McNiel placed second, Mr. Wiese third and honorable mention, Mrs. Frazar, two, and Mrs. Struss. Original landscapes included many beautiful entries, including the following winners: Mrs. McNeil, first; Mrs. R. L. Lange, second, Mrs. McNiel, third; and honorable mentions went to Gerald Birdwell, Mr. Wiese and Mrs. Lange.

Mrs. A. J. Struss also won first and second place in original florals, Mrs. Lange, third; and honorable mention went to paintings by Mrs. Lillian Munford, Miss Lucien Harrison, and Mr. Wiese.

Winners of paintings given during the show were Miss Johnnie Wilson and Mrs. A. H. McClanahan of Houston. Leslie T. Henson, instructor of the class added beauty to the show with a number of unusually beautiful paintings. Members of the club expressed appreciation for the interest and attendance of so many friends from this and neighboring communities.

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OBIT

Final rites for Mathilde Wilhelmina "Tillie" Walling Struss were held Monday, November 29, 1982:

Citizens in the area were deeply saddened this week upon the death of Mrs. A.J. Tillie Struss, a long-time resident of this community. Mrs. Struss closed her eyes to a peaceful rest at the age of 88 in the Eagle Lake Community Hospital on Sunday, November 28, 1982 at 1:35 am. She had been in failing health for some time.

The Reverend Mike Barron, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Eagle Lake of which she was a lifetime member, officiated at the services which were held Monday afternoon, November 29th at 2 pm from the chapel of Mill-Bauer Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake, Texas.

Mrs. Laurina Matthews provided favorite hymns on the organ during the touching services. Names as pallbearers were Robert Samuel Martin, Herbert Glick, Isidore Ramirez, M.G. Lanier, William Brunner, Sr. and Raymond Waddell.

One of nine children, she was born on February 12, 1894 to John Benedict Pelkow Walling and Johanna Marie Osthoff. The family came to Texas in 1895, settling in the Crescent community in Wharton County. In 1905 the family moved to the Bernardo Community. In 1920 Tillie Walling and Alwin Joseph Struss were united in marriage and made their home in Garwood, Texas. She taught in several schools in the area in the early years and served as a rural mail carrier during World War I. She and A.J. started A.J. Struss Auto Supply in Eagle Lake, Texas in 1936, and she remained very active in the business until her retirement in the mid-1950's.

Tillie was noted for here talented handwork such as afghans which she many times donated for community organization fund-raisers. She was a very loving woman and her friends could be counted by her acquaintances.

Tillie Walling Struss was preceded in death by her husband in 1966, five sisters and her parents. Survivors include one son, Elmer A. Struss, wife Frances of Eagle Lake, three brothers, Fred Walling of Columbus, Texas, Carl Walling of Austin, Texas and Walter Walling of Brazoria; four grandsons, Darrell Struss and Sidney Struss of Houston, Texas, Warren Struss of Austin, Texas, and Lt. John Moore, United States Navy; two great granddaughters, two great grandsons; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives; and a host of friends in the community and area.

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More About MATHILDE WILHEMINA WALLING:

Burial: 01 Dec 1982, Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake, Texas Colorado County

Cause of Death: Ailing health and heart failure

Confirmation: 1910, Mentz Lutheran Church

Notes for ALWIN JOSEPH STRUSS:

Alwin Joseph Struss was the first child born in Wilhelm Struss's new home located along Shaw's Bend Road off Highway 71 north of Columbus, Texas. Wilhelm and Julia moved there after four long months of construction on the home. Much of the work and help was contributed by Louie, Wilhelm's second child. Annie, Louie, and William Albert were born along the river, a few miles toward Columbus from Shaw's Bend. The house still stands today.

The land the home was built on was some land that Florenz Brune sold to Wilhelm Struss around 1895. All of Wilhelm's and Julia's children were independent when it came to likes and dislikes. A.J. as Alwin Joseph was called through life, was no different. He would play in the field and get excited over the "horseless carriages" that toured up and down the old Shaw's Bend Road. He never did lose his appeal for the automobile, so proved by his first opening an auto repair business in Garwood, Texas about 1920 and then later moving to Eagle Lake, Texas and establishing A.J. Struss Auto Supply, a business that is still running today by his son, Elmer Alvin Struss.

A.J. also loved to play musical instruments. When he was young, he took a fancy to music. He could play almost any instrument by ear. He use to play in the old dance bands from 1910 to 1918 on an old platform in Shaw's Bend where dances were held every Saturday night. The community, as it was back then, a blacksmith shop, dancehall, general store, and Lutheran Church.

Judge J.J. "Jake" Mansfield of whom the Mansfield Dam at Lake Travis was named after, in or about 1915, enjoyed A.J.'s playing so much one Saturday night, he flipped him a new Silver Dollar and said that his playing was some of the best he had ever heard!

Alwin Joseph Struss died in his home in Eagle Lake, Texas from a stroke on June 18, 1966. Funeral services were held two days later, June 20, 1966, in the Presbyterian Church. Reverend E. E. Mulliner officiated and the burial was in the Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake, Texas. At the time of his death, A.J. was survived by his wife, Mathilde 'Tillie' Walling Struss, a son, Elmer Alvin Struss, 3 grandsons, Darrell Alvin, Sidney Elmer, and Warren William Struss. He was also survived by one brother, Walter Struss of San Antonio.

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A. J. Struss Auto Supply

Garwood, Texas

1921

William 'Bill' Chavis First Employee of A. J. Struss

At age 80, and after nearly 40 years in police service, some people may think the time for retirement is long past. Not so for Bill Chavis, who recently was promoted to sergeant in the Eagle Lake Police Department. He will be 81 years old come April 25, and on June 19 will have been in law enforcement in Colorado County for 40 years. He's received many awards during those four decades, and one of the most recent ones was from the Eagle Lake Knights of Columbus.

"I have no plan to quit," Chavis said last week, "...this is my town and I helped make it. The only time I'll let it alone is when I go to the grave." With a history of service stretching back four decades, Chavis has seen a lot, and has his share of stories. The gun he wears when he is in uniform was a present from Mayor Elmer Struss, not too long after Struss took office.

Chavis said that he has been awarded seven plaques over the years, including one from the Black Peace Officers Association of America. He has been a member of the Texas Peace Officers Association and the Texas Sheriff's Association for 22 years.

While he is retired from the mechanic shop he still owns here on Boothe Drive, he does dabble in lawnmower repair. In fact, he said, he was on his way to Columbus to pick up a mower belong to Homer Koliba. The two worked together many years ago as grand jury balifs.

Chavis, who was born in Garwood, Texas, worked as a young man for A. J. Struss at his auto supply and garage in Garwood in the early 1900s. He is married to Luvenia Chavis. They have one daughter, Carol Jean Archer who lives in Houston and works at the Medical Center there.

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Eagle Lake Headlight

Eagle Lake, Texas

March 14, 1941

For twenty-one years, Mrs. Struss and I have been identified with the automotive parts and service in Colorado County, Texas. For the past nine years we have owned and operated our business in Eagle Lake known as Lacks Auto Supply, Associated Store. From this date we will operate under our own name, "A. J. Struss Auto Supply". This change will enable us to supply you with nationally known and advertised quality merchandise, some of which we are listing below, in addition to our present lines. We want to take this opportunity to express our thanks for the confidence you have shown us by your repeated patronage, and to assure you of our hearty cooperation at all times." --- Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Struss

The items mentioned in regards to merchandise were "U. S. Tires, National Batteries, Accessories, Toledo Auto Parts, Seat Covers, Philco Radios, Home Appliances, GE Refrigerators, GE Washing Machines, Bicycles, Pyrex, Garden Tools, Gates Fan Belts, Light Fixtures, Fishing Supplies, Radio Tubes, Nesco Stoves, and Piston Rings...."

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More About ALWIN JOSEPH STRUSS:

Burial: 20 Jun 1966, Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake, Texas Colorado County

Marriage Notes for MATHILDE WALLING and ALWIN STRUSS:

Alwin Joseph Struss and Mathilde Wilhemina "Tillie" Walling were united in marriage on a Thursday afternoon at the home of the Tillie's mother, Mrs. Johanna B. Walling of Bernardo, Texas. The date was July 1, 1920.

Immediately following their wedding trip and honeymoon, the couple moved to Garwood, Texas where A.J. started an auto repair business and gasoline station.

More About ALWIN STRUSS and MATHILDE WALLING:

Marriage: 01 Jul 1920, Bernardo, Texas Home of Mathilde's Parents

Child of MATHILDE WALLING and ALWIN STRUSS is:

63. i. ELMER ALVIN5 STRUSS, b. 21 May 1922, Garwood, Colorado County, Texas; d. 24 Feb 2003, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas.

24. CHARLES HEINRICH4 WALLING (JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 05 May 1899 in Crescent Community Near Wharton, Texas, and died 19 Oct 1986 in Austin, Travis County, Texas. He married FRIEDA TIETSCHERT 21 Feb 1922 in Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg, Texas, daughter of ERNST TIETSCHERT and CHRISTIANA PETERS. She was born 28 Feb 1895 in Shaws Bend, Colorado County, Texas, and died 24 Jan 1993 in Austin, Travis County, Texas.

Notes for CHARLES HEINRICH WALLING:

Funeral Service

Colonial Chapel - Cook Walden Funeral Home

Austin, Texas - October 22, 1986

Charles Heinrich 'Carl' Walling was born on May 25, 1899. He passed away on October 19, 1986 in Austin, Texas. The Cook Walden Funeral Home in Austin, Texas was in charge of the arrangements.

The services were held at 2:00 pm on October 22, 1986. Officiating the services was Reverend Frederick Foutz, Jr. Place of interment was Capital Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were George Nelle, Warren Struss, Elmer Struss, Wilton Stallman, Charles Henderson, Harry Johnson and James Flowers.

More About CHARLES HEINRICH WALLING:

Burial: 22 Oct 1986, Capital Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Austin, Texas

Notes for FRIEDA TIETSCHERT:

Frieda Walling funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on January 29, 1993 in the Colonial Chapel of the Cook-Walden Funeral Home. Officiating was Pastor M. Frederick Foutz of the Messiah Lutheran Church. Place of interment was Cook-Walden/Capital Parks.

Pallbearers were Robert Heflin, John Sneed, Byron Miller, Charles Miller, Stephan Miller and Warren Struss.

More About FRIEDA TIETSCHERT:

Burial: 29 Jan 1993, Capital Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Austin, Texas

Marriage Notes for CHARLES WALLING and FRIEDA TIETSCHERT:

The Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg, Texas reflects the marriage of Frieda Tietschert and Charles 'Carl' Walling on February 21, 1922. The minister was Reverend O. Lindenberg.

More About CHARLES WALLING and FRIEDA TIETSCHERT:

Marriage: 21 Feb 1922, Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg, Texas

Child of CHARLES WALLING and FRIEDA TIETSCHERT is:

64. i. JO BETH5 WALLING, b. 04 Sep 1926.

25. WALTHER OTTO4 WALLING (JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 15 Oct 1902 in Crescent Community Near Wharton, Texas. He married (1) LAURA ORENE ROBBERSON, daughter of WILLIAM ROBBERSON and VIRGINIA BAILEY. He married (2) NAN WATSON. She was born 21 Apr 1920.

More About WALTHER OTTO WALLING:

Occupation: Worked as Mail Carrier in Postal Service in Houston, Texas

Children of WALTHER WALLING and LAURA ROBBERSON are:

65. i. WALTER WILLIAM5 WALLING, b. 03 Aug 1929.

66. ii. JAMES BERNARD WALLING, b. 18 Oct 1932.

67. iii. ALMA LEE WALLING.

26. JOHANNA CAROLINE4 WALLING (JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 20 Jan 1905 in Bernardo, Texas, and died 26 Jan 1968 in La Grange, Texas. She married WERNER C. HEISE 18 May 1943 in At the Home of Reverend Wolf of St. Johns Lutheran Church of San Antonio, Texas, son of REVEREND R. HEISE. He was born in La Grange, Texas.

Notes for JOHANNA CAROLINE WALLING:

Johanna Walling was asked to remember her good ole days in the Winter of 1967. This article would appear in a copy furnished to all family members at a Family Reunion at the community center in Eagle Lake, Texas.

One of the earliest memories I have of our home at Bernardo, to which we moved on January 1, 1906, is the fire which destgroyed it on February 3, 1910. The house was an old wooden structure with logs covering with weatherboards with a stairway to the upstairs leading from the front porch.

The third of February was a cold, windy day. Cousin Louis Hantelmann was visiting us from Canada. His packed suitcase and big fur coat were near the front door as he was to go to Glen Flora that day. Due to the very cold weather he did not go. He and Papa were playing dominoes by the heater. Fred (Walling) was chopping wood. Elizabeth was teaching the Willow School. Carl and Walter were at school with her. Ida was away teaching school, and Clara had been married since 1908. Mama, Rosie, Tillie, and I were in the house. This was sometime in the afternoon. I remember that Mama had bundled me up to go outdoors as we had no indoor toilet. When I started back to the house, I suddenly saw flames on top of it. My first thought was to tell Mama and Papa, so I ran past Fred with no answer when he asked me why I was running so fast. However, before I could get to the house, they had made the horrible discovery after they had heard noises upstairs. Terrified, I ran to hide behind a shed somewhere. By then some of the neighbors came as they had seen the fire before we had. There was little that could be done but take out a few pieces of furniture and a few quilts.

Papa had called out while he was trying to put out the fire, "Somebody get Mama's trunk!" The trunk contained any valuable papers and trinkets we owned - no safety deposit boxes then. Cousin Louis had grabbed his suitcase and overcoat and then he got the trunk out. Our treasured new washing machine burned. Pappa almost went through flames to look for me, but then someone found me hiding behind a shed where I had hidden in fright.

The neighbors were wonderful. The Henry Reitz family took in the boys, the John Reitz family the girls, and the Herman Witte family took in Papa Mama and me. Elizabeth and Walter stayed with the Gus Litzman family near the Willow School. Within a few days enough furniture was assembled for us to live in the Henry Reitz rent house.

Mr. Carl Bock was employed to be in charge of building the new house, but all other labor was given by neighbors and friends or done by members of the family. Some furnished teams and wagons and helped haul the lumber from Cat Spring. By March 2nd we moved into our new house although there were still things to be completed.

There was no other family in the neighborhood who had a photographer. Elizabeth had her own camera with a tripod and a black sheet to hang over her head while she focused. She developed her own plates and pictures. I was always glad for a Sunday afternoon opportunity to pose for her. However, Walter did not enjoy this as much as I did. Frequently, neighbors had her take pictures. After she left home, Rosie had a camera and the picture taking continued.

In 1911 when I started to school, Miss Emma Buttigig of Weimar was the teacher at the Willow School. She boarded at our house for $8 a month. Since it was about four miles to school, we had a horse and buggy. The next year Miss Lois Waddell of Eagle Lake, Texas taught the Willow School. Rosie taught it for two years after that. Then, in 1910, she taught the Bernardo School, and we went there with her. After Rosie married, we did not board teachers anymore. Walter and I walked the 2 and 1/2 miles to school then.

During World War I, Walter and I heard a noise one evening as we were walking home from school. Suddenly we saw an airplane - the first one that we had ever seen.

Papa was sick with diabetes for a number of years. there was no insulin then and he loved to eat sweets. I can still see him go to the sugar bowl and eat a spoonful of puresugar like candy.

Mama was sick a great deal with headaches. In the fall of 1919 she stayed with Clara and Paul a while in Glen Flora so she could be treated by a doctor in Wharton. She was to come home at Christmas time.

On December 17th Papa had a stroke. Fortunately, he was sitting on the bed when he had it. I think Carl was getting a load of wood that day -- an all day chore. Walter and I were home with Papa, so Walter told me to get the horse and quickly ride to Henry Maerz's to phone Dr. Harrison (R. Henry Harrison at Alleyton). He came and said Papa was very sick. Mama and the others came as soon as they could. Papa died on December 20th and was buried at Columbus the next day. His funeral was the first one around Bernardo that did not have a horse drawn hearse.

My memories of our family at Bernardo wouldn't be complete without mentioning weddings. The first was that of Clara and Paul on November 17, 1908. Of course, I didn't know what to expect it to be like, but what made an impression was the fact that I was told Paul would take Clara away with him. Because I cried, Paul promised to bring me some candy and never failed to do this as long as we lived at Bernardo. In the summer of 1910 Elizabnerth visited in Iowa and became re-acquainted with Martin Heiman whom she had known as a child. He came to Texas in 1911 and they were married on July 9, 1912. The summer before Ida and August were married on September 9, 1913. Ida went to California with Mama to visit Uncle John's Family. Rosie and Ed were married on June 1, 1916 and Tillie and Alvin on July 1, 1920.

Farming in those days was hard work and crops on the sandy land were usually poor.

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May 1943, Eagle Lake Headlight

Johanna Walling Weds Werner Heise in La Grange

On Tuesday afternoon, May 18, 1943, at 2 o'clock the wedding rites were read uniting Miss Johanna Walling, daughter of Mrs. Johanna Walling of Glen Flora and Werner C. Heise, son of the Reverend Heise and Mrs. R. Heise of La Grange. The ceremony was a very quiet and simple one and was solemnized at the home of the Reverend Wolf of St. John's Lutheran Church, San Antonio, Texas, with the Reverend Wolf officiating.

Johanna wore an ice blue dressmaker suit of sheer crepe with brown accessories. Mrs. Heise is a graduate of Southwest Texas Teacher's College and the University of Texas. She was a member of the La Grange High School faculty before accepting federal employment in San Antonio.

Mr. Heise is a graduate of Texas A&M College and is engaged in farming at La Grange. After a short wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Heise will be home in La Grange. For the present, Mrs. Heise will continue her work in San Antonio. Mrs. Heise is a sister of Mrs. A. J. Struss of Eagle Lake. She has visited here on numerous occasions and has numerous friends who will join the Headlight in extending sincere good wishes for much happiness.

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La Grange Newspaper, February 1968

Teacher for 32 Years

Mrs. Johanna Heise Passes Away Friday

Services Held Sunday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. Johanna Heise, 63, wife of Werner C. Heise of La Grange, were held Sunday, January 28, at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church with Reverend Clarence Oestreich officiating. Burial was in the La Grange City Cemetery. Mrs. Heise, a school teacher in La Grange High School for the past 32 years, passed away Friday in Fayette Memorial Hospital.

Born in Glen Flora on January 20, 1905, the daughter of Johann and Johanna Osthoff Walling. After receiving her bachelor's degree at San Marcos, she began her long teaching career at the age of 19. She taught three years at Tampico, Mexico and five years in rural schools in Wharton and Colorado Counties before coming to La Grange in 1934. She taught in La Grange until April of 1942, when she went to work for the United States Censorship Office in San Antonio as a German translator and remained there until August of 1943 when she returned to La Grange. Johanna also attended the University of Texas where she received her Master's Degree in Education in 1941.

She married Mr. Heise on May 18, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas. She had resided in La Grange since 1934.

Survivors include her husband; foster-daughters, Mrs. E.A. (Jean) Goodell of Vidor and Mrs. M. B. (Joan) McClelland of Pampa, four sisters, Mrs. Clara Roecker of Glen Flora, Mrs. W. A. (Ida Walling) Stallman and Mrs. Ed (Rosie Walling) Stallman of Garwood, Texas and Mrs. Tillie (Tillie Walling) Struss of Eagle Lake, Texas; three brothers, Fred Walling of Columbus, Texas, Charles 'Carl' Walling of Austin, Texas and Walter Walling of Houston, Texas. One sister preceded her in death.

More About JOHANNA CAROLINE WALLING:

Burial: 28 Jan 1968, La Grange, Texas

Confirmation: 1922, Confirmation in Mentz, Texas

Marriage Notes for JOHANNA WALLING and WERNER HEISE:

From the Eagle Lake Headlight Dated May 25, 1943:

On Tuesday afternoon, May 18, 1943 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, wedding rites were read uniting Miss Johanna Walling, daughter of Mrs. Johanna Walling of Glen Flora and Werner C. Heise of La Grange, Texas. The ceremony was a very quiet and simple one and was solemnized at the home of the Reverend Wolf of St. John's Lutheran Church, San Antonio, with the Reverend Wolf officiating.

The bride wore an ice blue dressmaker suit of sheer crepe with brown accessories. Mrs. Heise is a graduate of Southwest Texas State Teachers College and the University of Texas. She was a member of the La Grange High School faculty before accepting federal employment in San Antonio.

Mr. Heise is a graduate of Texas A&M and is engaged in farming at La Grange. After a short wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Heise will be home in La Grange. For the present, Mrs. Heise will continue her work in San Antonio. Mrs. Heise is a sister of Mrs. A.J. Struss of Eagle Lake. She has visited here on numerous occasions and has numerous friends who will join the Headlight in extending sincere good wishes for much happines..

More About WERNER HEISE and JOHANNA WALLING:

Marriage: 18 May 1943, At the Home of Reverend Wolf of St. Johns Lutheran Church of San Antonio, Texas

Children of JOHANNA WALLING and WERNER HEISE are:

i. JEAN5 HEISE, m. E. A. GOODELL; b. Vidor, Texas.

Notes for JEAN HEISE:

Werner Heise had a sister who was an alcoholic and was separated from her husband with twin daughters, Joan and JEAN. Werner and Johanna Walling Heise took the two little girls and raised them as though they were their own.

ii. JOAN HEISE, m. M. B. MCCLELLAND; b. Pampa, Florida.

Notes for JOAN HEISE:

Werner Heise had a sister who was an alcoholic and was separated from her husband with twin daughters, JOAN and Jean. Werner and Johanna Walling Heise took the two little girls and raised them as though they were their own.

27. JULIUS ALBERT4 WALLING (GEORGE FREDERICK3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 23 Sep 1908 in Durango, Dubuque County, Iowa, and died 31 Oct 1985 in Conrad, Grundy County, Iowa. He married MARIAN LUCILLE HAMILTON SHEPHARD 17 Feb 1934 in Cedar Falls, Blackhawk County, Iowa, daughter of GEORGE SHEPHARD and DAISY ROLFE. She was born 12 Dec 1918.

Notes for JULIUS ALBERT WALLING:

EPITATH

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

CONRAD, IOWA

NOVEMBER 2, 1985

Al Walling was born September 23, 1908 in Durango to George and Niccola Ouderkirk Walling. He attended school in Stanley and worked for Harrison Engineers in Kansas City, Kansas before moving to Conrad.

On February 17, 1934 he married Marian L. Shepard in Cedar Falls and they lived in Conrad for the past 38 years.

Al was a retired inspector for Clapsaddle Garber Associates. He was also a weather observer for the Times-Republican for many years. Also, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Conrad, Iowa.

Survivors include his wife, Marian; two sons, John A. Walling of Alexandria, Virginia, and Ronald E. Walling of Fort Collins, Colorado; two brothers, Harold of Waterloo and Herman Walling of Topeka, Kansas; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Al was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

More About JULIUS ALBERT WALLING:

Burial: 02 Nov 1985, Conrad, Iowa Cemetery

More About JULIUS WALLING and MARIAN SHEPHARD:

Marriage: 17 Feb 1934, Cedar Falls, Blackhawk County, Iowa

Children of JULIUS WALLING and MARIAN SHEPHARD are:

68. i. JOHN ALBERT5 WALLING, b. 12 May 1935, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas.

ii. RONALD EARL WALLING, b. 18 Jan 1945, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas; m. JO ELLEN SHILD, Denver, Denver County, Colorado.

More About RONALD WALLING and JO SHILD:

Marriage: Denver, Denver County, Colorado

28. CHARLES HENRY4 LEIK (MARTHA O.3 WALLING, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 21 Jun 1901 in Anthon, Iowa, and died 15 Oct 1988 in Salem, Oregon. He married MIRIAM ???.

Notes for CHARLES HENRY LEIK:

Charles Henry Leik was born in Anthon, Iowa on June 21, 1901. He died on October 15, 1988 in Salem Oregon. His memorial services were held at 2:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Woodburn, Oregon. Officiating was Reverend Dr. Dennis Dusek.

Organist for the services was Ruth Wright. Selections were made by the Senior Estates Men's Chorus. Private inurnment at Portland Memorial, Inc. in Portland, Oregon.

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In a letter received from Charles's wife, Miriam on December 15, 1988:

Dear Struss and Walling Family,

The enclosed (church bulletin) tells most of the story of Charle's last month. He died at Salem Hospital, a few hours after admission. He had been fighting anemia for three years after a physical checkup showed the reason for several problems. He was seriously ill only two weeks though and not confined to his bed, even able to go to the dining room for dinner on most days.

We had sixty-three years of a good marriage and I am grateful he did not have to suffer longer -- he was very ill that last day and he would not have liked to be in a nursing home had he recovered. He enjoyed your visit of long ago in Dubuque, Iowa. It is too bad families are so spread apart.

Both of our boys came and stayed a week. Doonie (Charles) from Lancaster, California and Bob (Robert) from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They were a big help.

Best wishes to all....

Signed by Miriam Leik

More About CHARLES HENRY LEIK:

Burial: 20 Oct 1988, Private Inurnment, Portland Memorial, Portland, Oregon

Children of CHARLES LEIK and MIRIAM ??? are:

i. CHARLES5 LEIK.

ii. ROBERT LEIK.

29. MARY RACHEL4 WALLING (HENRY FRANCIS3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 11 Oct 1903 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 03 Feb 1990 in Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married GRACEN FERN HAYWORTH 05 Sep 1923 in Walling Family Home, Woodbury County, Iowa, son of THOMAS HAYWORTH and MARGARET COON. He was born 02 Apr 1903 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 11 Jul 2001 in Mercy Medical Health Center, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

Notes for MARY RACHEL WALLING:

Mary Rachel Walling married Gracen Fern Hayworth, son of Thomas Elijah Hayworth and Margaret Elizabeth Coon Hayworth on September 5, 1923 at the Walling Family home, Miller Township, Woodbury County, Iowa. Mary was born in Anthon on October 11, 1903. Gracen and Mary are the parents of two sons, Eugene Francis and Herman Thomas. Gracen and Mary have lived their entire married life on the same farm, she having lived there since she was six years old.

MARY RACHEL WALLING HAYWORTH -- Mary R. Hayworth, 86, of Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, died Saturday, February 3, 1990, in the nursing home in Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa. Services were at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 6th in the Church of Christ in Anthon with the Rev, Duane King officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Anthon. Pallbearers were Grandsons, Phillip Hayworth, Christopher Hayworth, Greg Strode, Chad Hayworth, Curtis Hayworth and Robert Hayworth. Mrs. Janet Keisheimer was the pianist, and Paster Duane King and Peggy King provided a duet. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hair and Mr. and Mrs. Herald Hamann were in charge of the flowers. Mrs. Hayworth was the former Mary Rachel Walling and was born October 11, 1903 in Miller Township, near Anthon in Woodbury County. She married Gracen Fern Hayworth September 5, 1923 in rural Anthon on the Walling Family farm. They lived their entire married life in Miller Township, where they farmed. Mrs., Hayworth was a member of the First Church of Christ, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa and Ladies Society of the church. Survivors include her husband, Gracen; two sons and daughter in laws, Eugene and Bonnie (Fuller) Hayworth of Anthon and Herman and Mildred (Chamberlain) Hayworth of Windsor, California; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Rose (Taft) Walling, on brother, Herman Henry Walling and an infant sister.

Burial: February 06, 1990, Oak Hill Cemetery, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

Religion: First Church of Christ, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

More About MARY RACHEL WALLING:

Burial: 06 Feb 1990, Oak Hill Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

Notes for GRACEN FERN HAYWORTH:

An excerpt taken from the Anthon, Woodbury County Herald

Dated January 7, 1988 in the 30 years ago column

Gracen Fern Hayworth, Anthon farmer who was seriously injured when run over by a tractor and a combine a week ago, is showing improvement following surgery when his damaged left hand was amputated.

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GRACEN FERN HAYWORTH was born April 2, 1903 in rural Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa to Thomas Elijah Hayworth and Margaret Elizabeth Coon Hayworth. When he was eight days old, his mother died. He was cared for by his mother's sister, Aunt Mary Coon, who in 1905 married his father, Thomas Elijah Hayworth.

Gracen Fern Hayworth married Mary Rachel Walling, daughter of Henry and Rosa (Taft) Walling on September 5, 1923 at the Walling Family home, Miller Township, Woodbury County, Iowa. Mary was born in Anthon on October 11, 1903. Gracen and Mary are the parents of two sons, Eugene Francis and Herman Thomas. Gracen and Mary have lived their entire married life on the same farm, she having lived there since she was six years old.

Eugene is married to Bonnie Belle Fuller. She is the daughter of George and Mattie (Phillips) Fuller of Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa. They have two children, Ruth Fern and Phillip Eugene. Herman is married to Mildred (Micki) Jean Chamberlain. She is the daughter of John and Mary (Stevenson) Chamberlain of Flushing, Queens County, New York. They have one son, Robert and two daughters, Linda and Nancy.

Gracen, when not farming or working in their family garden, makes cabinets and assembles grandfather clocks as a hobby. He also makes other pieces of useful and decorative wood works as a hobby.

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GRACEN FERN HAYWORTH 98, a life long resident of rural Anthon passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at Mercy Medical Health Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Gracen was born April 2, 1903 to Thomas E. and Margaret E. (Coon) Hayworth. When he was 8 days old, his mother died. He was cared for by his aunt Mary Coon who in 1905 married his father. Gracen married Mary Rachel Walling, daughter of Henry and Rosa (Taft) Walling on September 5, 1923. Gracen and Mary farmed in the Anthon area all their married lives. They were members of the United Church of Christ at Anthon. Mary passed away in 1990. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 14th at the United Church of Christ, Anthon. Survivors include two sons and their wives, Eugene and wife Bonnie of rural Anthon, and Herman and wife Mickey of Fair Oaks, California, a sister, Mrs. Charles (Velma) Oertel of Anthon, and a brother, Tom Hayworth of Lyons, Nebraska, 5 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, numerous neighbors, friends and other relatives. Preceding him in death was his wife Mary, and his father and mother, and his step mother Mary, brother Vester and sister Mrs. Harold (Edna) Munsen.

More About GRACEN FERN HAYWORTH:

Burial: 14 Jul 2001, Oak Hill Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

More About GRACEN HAYWORTH and MARY WALLING:

Marriage: 05 Sep 1923, Walling Family Home, Woodbury County, Iowa

Children of MARY WALLING and GRACEN HAYWORTH are:

69. i. EUGENE FRANCIS5 HAYWORTH, b. 22 Jun 1924, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

70. ii. HERMAN THOMAS HAYWORTH, b. 27 Jun 1929, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

30. CYRIL AUGUSTUS4 WALLING (CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 13 Aug 1905 in Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 14 Feb 1980 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married MARGARET ELIZABETH FLYNN 26 Feb 1930 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa. She was born 22 Feb 1907 in Oto, Miller Township, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 24 Jul 1996 in Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa.

More About CYRIL AUGUSTUS WALLING:

Burial: 17 Feb 1980, Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

More About MARGARET ELIZABETH FLYNN:

Burial: 27 Jul 1996, Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

More About CYRIL WALLING and MARGARET FLYNN:

Marriage: 26 Feb 1930, St. Mary Catholic Church, Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa

Children of CYRIL WALLING and MARGARET FLYNN are:

i. SISTER CLARE ELIZABETH5 WALLING, b. 02 Apr 1932.

71. ii. BEATRICE LAVONNE WALLING, b. 01 Nov 1933.

72. iii. LOIS ANN WALLING, b. 26 Aug 1935, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

73. iv. GERALD FRANCIS WALLING, b. 23 Apr 1937, Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa.

v. CYRIL AUGUSTUS WALLING, b. 16 Dec 1938.

vi. FATHER LAWRENCE EDWIN WALLING, b. 28 Nov 1941.

74. vii. PATRICIA ELVIRA WALLING, b. 27 Apr 1943, Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa.

viii. MARY MARGARET WALLING, b. 26 Jun 1944.

75. ix. RONALD DAVID WALLING, b. 26 Jun 1945, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

76. x. MARCELLA JEAN WALLING, b. 23 May 1947, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

xi. MAURINE JANE WALLING, b. 30 May 1948.

77. xii. DENNIS JOSEPH WALLING, b. 09 Sep 1949, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

31. MAURICE WILLIAM4 WALLING (CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 24 Apr 1907 in Miller Township, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 30 Dec 1971 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married EVELYN MARCELLA 'BILLIE' HUGHES 18 Feb 1942 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa, daughter of HARVEY HUGHES and MINNIE MORAN. She was born 18 Feb 1908 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

More About MAURICE WILLIAM WALLING:

Burial: 02 Jan 1972, Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa

More About MAURICE WALLING and EVELYN HUGHES:

Marriage: 18 Feb 1942, St. Mary Catholic Church, Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa

Children of MAURICE WALLING and EVELYN HUGHES are:

78. i. ROBERT PATRICK5 WALLING, b. 04 Dec 1942, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

79. ii. NANCY RUTH WALLING, b. 17 Feb 1950, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

32. CECILIA ROSELLA4 WALLING (CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 18 Aug 1913. She married GILMORE MEAD 28 Dec 1937 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa, son of CHARLES MEAD and HAZEL ECKERT. He was born 19 Aug 1911 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

Notes for CECILIA ROSELLA WALLING:

Excerpt taken from the Anthon Herald

Dated January 28, 1988

From Our Files -- Fifty Years Ago Column -- January 4, 1938

Cecilia Rosella Walling became the bride of Gilmore Mead of Oto, Iowa in a quiet wedding ceremony performed Tuesday morning. Marian Craig and Maurice Walling were the attendants. The bride wore a black martinized velvet dress of street length with accessories to match.

More About GILMORE MEAD and CECILIA WALLING:

Marriage: 28 Dec 1937, St. Mary Catholic Church, Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa

Children of CECILIA WALLING and GILMORE MEAD are:

80. i. JANET MARLENE5 MEAD, b. 05 Jun 1942.

81. ii. STEPHEN MICHAEL MEAD, b. 27 Sep 1949, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

33. EDWIN FRANCES4 WALLING (CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 31 Oct 1918 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married PRISCILLA YVONNE STANSBURY 20 May 1942 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, daughter of LLOYD STANSBERRY and HELEN PETERKA. She was born 11 Oct 1922 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

More About EDWIN WALLING and PRISCILLA STANSBURY:

Marriage: 20 May 1942, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa

Children of EDWIN WALLING and PRISCILLA STANSBURY are:

i. EDWIN LLOYD5 WALLING, b. 18 May 1943, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 18 Jun 1943, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

ii. CAROYLE JEANNE WALLING, b. 08 Jul 1944, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; m. HOWARD JOSEPH KMAK; b. 19 Sep 1935, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

iii. JAMES ROGER WALLING, b. 27 Jan 1946, Antioch, Contra Costa County, California; m. SALLY WARYWADA CLARK, 17 Nov 1990, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; b. 17 Jun 1950, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

More About JAMES WALLING and SALLY CLARK:

Marriage: 17 Nov 1990, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa

iv. CLAUDIA ANNE WALLING, b. 19 May 1950; m. (1) MICHAEL MCNAMARA, 15 Aug 1970, Crossett, Ashley County, Arkansas; b. 25 Sep 1948, Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York; m. (2) JAN EDMOND RANDALL, 04 Oct 1980, Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas; b. 22 Apr 1947, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.

More About MICHAEL MCNAMARA and CLAUDIA WALLING:

Marriage: 15 Aug 1970, Crossett, Ashley County, Arkansas

More About JAN RANDALL and CLAUDIA WALLING:

Marriage: 04 Oct 1980, Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas

v. ALAN JOSEPH WALLING, b. 02 Jun 1954.

vi. BRIAN ALBERT WALLING, b. 01 Dec 1955, Crossett, Ashley County, Arkansas; m. BARBARA HAWKINS; b. 28 Sep 1956, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine.

vii. MICHAEL WAYNE WALLING, b. 11 Jan 1958, Crossett, Ashley County, Arkansas; m. MINDY ROAN, May 1981, Crossett, Ashley County, Arkansas.

More About MICHAEL WALLING and MINDY ROAN:

Marriage: May 1981, Crossett, Ashley County, Arkansas

34. CAROLINE LOUISE4 WALLING (CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 22 May 1924 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married (1) FRANK MILTON YANACHEAK 23 Aug 1943 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA. He was born 01 Apr 1922 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 28 Jan 1957 in Crossett, Ashley County, Arkansas. She married (2) DANIEL CURTIN 22 Jan 1962 in Moville, Woodbury County, Iowa. He was born 28 Jan 1905 in Oto, Miller Township, Woodbury County, Iowa.

More About FRANK MILTON YANACHEAK:

Burial: 31 Jan 1957, Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

More About FRANK YANACHEAK and CAROLINE WALLING:

Marriage: 23 Aug 1943, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA

More About DANIEL CURTIN and CAROLINE WALLING:

Marriage: 22 Jan 1962, Moville, Woodbury County, Iowa

Children of CAROLINE WALLING and FRANK YANACHEAK are:

82. i. CHARLES FRANCIS5 YANACHEAK, b. 16 Jul 1944, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

83. ii. THOMAS VINCENT YANACHEAK, b. 29 Jun 1947, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

iii. MARY CECILIA YANACHEAK, b. 03 Apr 1952, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa; m. (1) MICHAEL PULLIS, 24 Apr 1976, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa; b. 27 Feb 1948, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 01 Aug 1981, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa; m. (2) DERROLD SORGDRAGER, 26 Jun 1981, Dakota City, Dakota County, Nebraska; b. 07 Jan 1937; d. 21 Mar 1988.

More About MICHAEL PULLIS and MARY YANACHEAK:

Marriage: 24 Apr 1976, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

More About DERROLD SORGDRAGER and MARY YANACHEAK:

Marriage: 26 Jun 1981, Dakota City, Dakota County, Nebraska

35. MARY CATHERINE4 WALLING (WILLIAM FRANCIS 'FRANK'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 08 Aug 1909 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 01 May 1966 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married LEON C. ALBIN 02 Aug 1942 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas.

More About LEON ALBIN and MARY WALLING:

Marriage: 02 Aug 1942, Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas

Children of MARY WALLING and LEON ALBIN are:

i. JAMES5 ALBIN.

ii. SUSAN ALBIN.

iii. SHEILA ALBIN.

36. ARMAND LEO4 WALLING (WILLIAM FRANCIS 'FRANK'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 07 Dec 1914 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 21 Nov 1966 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. He married WILMA CECELIA MATHERS 30 Oct 1946 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, daughter of WILLIAM MATHERS and MARY FIDLER. She was born 11 Mar 1916 in Salix, Woodbury County, Iowa.

Notes for ARMAND LEO WALLING:

Armand Leo Walling was born in Anthon, Iowa on December 7, 1914. He attended school in Anthon through the 12th grade. A shy child, he enjoyed horseback riding on his own horse. Armand graduated from high school at the depth of the Depression and went to work in the family business. He was well organized and particularly astute in math.

During World War II, Armand served in the 2nd Armored Division, 66th AR. The Division was affectionately known as "Hell on Wheels." In 1945, the commanding officer of the 66th was Lt. Col. Harry L. Hillyard.

The 66th's initiation into WWII came with amphibious landings near Casablanca. On July 10, 1943, the tanks rolled ashore again in Sicily and helped capture Palermo. They next found themselves in England, preparing for D-Day. The 66th landed at Omaha Beach on June 9, 1944 and smashed a German attack at Carentan, France on June 14-15. On July 26, the Division broke through the St. Lo - Periers line and began the rout of the German Seventh Army. On August 28, the Division crossed the river Seine near Mantes-Gassicourt. On September 2, they entered Belgium near Tournai and then on to Holland where they entered the country near Maastricht on September 15.

On September 18, 1944, the Division entered Germany in the vicinity of Hillensberg and then headed for Ubach where they crossed the Siegfried Line on October 3. On November 28, 1944, the Division reached the Roer River after what was described as the largest tank battle of the Western front.

More About ARMAND LEO WALLING:

Burial: 23 Nov 1966, Holy Cross Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

More About ARMAND WALLING and WILMA MATHERS:

Marriage: 30 Oct 1946, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa

Children of ARMAND WALLING and WILMA MATHERS are:

84. i. STEPHEN ANTHONY5 WALLING, b. 24 Jul 1948, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.

ii. MARY MADELINE WALLING, b. 23 Sep 1950, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; m. (1) DARRIN SNOW; m. (2) WILLIAM CLEMENS, Dec 1977.

More About WILLIAM CLEMENS and MARY WALLING:

Marriage: Dec 1977

iii. FRANCIS EDWARD WALLING, b. 24 Jan 1954.

85. iv. ARMAND LEO WALLING, b. 07 Dec 1955, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.

86. v. MARY JO ANN WALLING, b. 15 Nov 1959, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

37. FRANCIS EUGENE4 WALLING (WILLIAM FRANCIS 'FRANK'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 07 Feb 1922 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 01 Sep 1991 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married PAULINE MCKANE 22 Nov 1950 in Elk Point, Union County, South Dakota. She was born 26 Jul 1920, and died 25 Feb 1981 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

More About FRANCIS WALLING and PAULINE MCKANE:

Marriage: 22 Nov 1950, Elk Point, Union County, South Dakota

Children of FRANCIS WALLING and PAULINE MCKANE are:

i. JANICE5 WALLING.

ii. MICHAEL FRANCIS WALLING.

iii. MARY PATRICIA WALLING.

iv. CONSTANCE ANNE WALLING.

v. DAVID MARK WALLING.

38. MARIE IRENE WALLING4 GRAFFORD (MARY ANNA ISABELLE 'MAE'3 WALLING, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 20 Sep 1899 in Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married (1) EDDIE NEAL. He was born 09 May 1911, and died 18 Feb 1976. She married (2) SAMUEL WESLEY CAMPBELL 14 Nov 1923 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA, son of JOSEPH CAMPBELL and GRACE HITT. He was born 30 Jan 1894 in Kingsley, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 09 Aug 1953 in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona.

More About SAMUEL WESLEY CAMPBELL:

Burial: 12 Aug 1953, United States Military Cemetery, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona

More About SAMUEL CAMPBELL and MARIE GRAFFORD:

Marriage: 14 Nov 1923, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA

Children of MARIE GRAFFORD and SAMUEL CAMPBELL are:

87. i. DOROTHY MARY5 CAMPBELL, b. 23 Nov 1924, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

88. ii. PAULINE ELIZABETH CAMPBELL, b. 15 Feb 1926, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

39. MARGARET JANETTE4 WALLING (JOSEPH ROBERT 'JOE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 02 Dec 1915 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 22 Dec 1995 in Downey, Los Angeles County, California. She married JAMES MAXWELL BAIRD 28 Jun 1941 in Wayne, Wayne County, Nebraska, son of JOHN BAIRD and CHRISTINA TODD. He was born 17 Aug 1904 in Battle Creek, Ida County, Iowa, and died 10 Nov 1986 in Norwalk, Los Angeles County, California.

More About JAMES MAXWELL BAIRD:

Burial: Nov 1986, Buried at Sea offshore Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California

More About JAMES BAIRD and MARGARET WALLING:

Marriage: 28 Jun 1941, Wayne, Wayne County, Nebraska

Children of MARGARET WALLING and JAMES BAIRD are:

89. i. JAMES MAXWELL5 BAIRD, b. 12 Feb 1946, Oakland, Alameda County, California.

90. ii. BRUCE PAUL BAIRD, b. 07 Jul 1948, Alameda, Alameda County, California.

91. iii. MARGARET JANETTE BAIRD, b. 11 Aug 1950, Redding, Shasta County, California.

iv. MARY CHRISTINA BAIRD, b. 03 Nov 1956, Downey, Los Angeles County, California; m. KELLY JOSEPH HOWARD, 08 Jan 1983, St. John of God Catholic Church, Norwalk, California; b. 14 Aug 1956, Maracaibo, Venezuela.

More About KELLY HOWARD and MARY BAIRD:

Marriage: 08 Jan 1983, St. John of God Catholic Church, Norwalk, California

40. JEAN ISABEL4 WALLING (JOSEPH ROBERT 'JOE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 18 Sep 1926 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 05 Jul 2000 in San Leandro, Alameda County, California. She married JOSEPH WILLIAM QUIRK 09 Oct 1948 in St. Leander Catholic Church, San Leandro, California. He was born 12 Jan 1923 in Oakland, Alameda County, California.

More About JOSEPH QUIRK and JEAN WALLING:

Marriage: 09 Oct 1948, St. Leander Catholic Church, San Leandro, California

Children of JEAN WALLING and JOSEPH QUIRK are:

92. i. RUTH LOUISE5 QUIRK, b. 16 Jul 1953, Oakland, Alameda County, California.

ii. MARY JEAN QUIRK, b. 15 Sep 1962.

41. JOSEPH RALPH 'RALPH'4 WALLING (JOHN PETER3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 16 Jan 1915 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 04 Nov 1943 in Onawa, Monona County, Iowa. He married ELIZABETH ANN 'BETTY' BOWERS Aug 1936 in Elk Point, Union County, South Dakota, daughter of ALBERT BOWERS and CORA WARREN. She was born 13 Sep 1917 in Onawa, Monona County, Iowa.

More About JOSEPH RALPH 'RALPH' WALLING:

Burial: 07 Nov 1943, Mount St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa

More About JOSEPH WALLING and ELIZABETH BOWERS:

Marriage: Aug 1936, Elk Point, Union County, South Dakota

Children of JOSEPH WALLING and ELIZABETH BOWERS are:

i. SHARON ANN5 WALLING, b. 17 Jun 1937, Onawa, Monona County, Iowa; m. ROBERT J. SORENSON, 25 Mar 1958, First Christian Church Onawa, Monona County, Iowa; b. 01 Jun 1936, Maskell, Dixon County, Nebraska.

More About ROBERT SORENSON and SHARON WALLING:

Marriage: 25 Mar 1958, First Christian Church Onawa, Monona County, Iowa

93. ii. EVA FRANCES WALLING, b. 12 Oct 1939, Onawa, Monona County, Iowa.

42. GERTRUDE HELEN 'GERT'4 WALLING (JOHN PETER3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 30 Nov 1916 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 15 Jul 1988 in Pittsburgh, Contra Costa County, California. She married HARLEND NEWTON JACKSON 20 May 1936 in Elk Point, Union County, South Dakota, son of GEORGE JACKSON and OLIVE FRANCIS. He was born 24 Dec 1913 in Smithland, Woodbury County, Iowa.

More About GERTRUDE HELEN 'GERT' WALLING:

Burial: 17 Jul 1988, Court of St. Paul, Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, California

More About HARLEND JACKSON and GERTRUDE WALLING:

Marriage: 20 May 1936, Elk Point, Union County, South Dakota

Children of GERTRUDE WALLING and HARLEND JACKSON are:

94. i. JOAN LAVONNE5 JACKSON, b. 22 Feb 1938, Antioch, Contra Costa County, California.

95. ii. LAWRENCE HARLEND 'LARRY' JACKSON, b. 02 Apr 1940, Antioch, Contra Costa County, California.

iii. JANETTE FRANCES JACKSON, b. 06 Feb 1944.

iv. ELIZABETH GERTRUDE 'BETTY' JACKSON, b. 15 Aug 1948.

v. CATHERINE ANN 'CATHY' JACKSON, b. 17 Sep 1952.

43. MILDRED FRANCES4 WALLING (JOHN PETER3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 24 Dec 1918 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 14 Jul 1987 in Antioch, Contra Costa County, California. She married DORAN DEWITT WAGNER 30 Nov 1941 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Antioch, California. He was born 30 Jul 1911 in Antioch, Contra Costa County, California, and died 15 May 1988 in Antioch, Contra Costa County, California.

More About MILDRED FRANCES WALLING:

Burial: 17 Jul 1987, Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, Alameda County, California

More About DORAN DEWITT WAGNER:

Burial: 18 May 1988, Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland, Alameda County, California

More About DORAN WAGNER and MILDRED WALLING:

Marriage: 30 Nov 1941, Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Antioch, California

Children of MILDRED WALLING and DORAN WAGNER are:

i. CAROL ANN5 WAGNER, b. 14 May 1945.

ii. RICHARD J. WAGNER, b. 28 Aug 1946.

44. MARY ELIZABETH 'LIB'4 WALLING (JOHN PETER3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 18 Aug 1922 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married RALPH AUGUSTUS MCPHERSON 03 Nov 1944 in Martinez, Contra Costa County, California, son of GEORGE MCPHERSON and MYRTLE PITT. He was born 25 Jan 1918 in Cottonwood, Idaho County, Idaho.

More About RALPH MCPHERSON and MARY WALLING:

Marriage: 03 Nov 1944, Martinez, Contra Costa County, California

Children of MARY WALLING and RALPH MCPHERSON are:

i. JOHN MARK5 MCPHERSON, b. 21 Aug 1948.

ii. JEAN ELIZABETH MCPHERSON, b. 29 Sep 1952.

iii. MARGARET IRENE MCPHERSON, b. 20 Jan 1959.

45. MARGARET GERTRUDE4 WALLING (CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 30 Oct 1914 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 26 Oct 1983 in Tillamook, Tillamook County, Oregon. She married CLAIR RAYMOND WHITE 03 Nov 1938 in Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa. He was born 10 Sep 1911 in Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa, and died 07 Jan 1973 in Tillamook, Tillamook County, Oregon.

More About CLAIR WHITE and MARGARET WALLING:

Marriage: 03 Nov 1938, Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa

Children of MARGARET WALLING and CLAIR WHITE are:

i. CHARLES RAYMOND5 WHITE, b. 18 Aug 1939.

ii. JAMES THOMAS WHITE, b. 28 Mar 1941.

iii. MARY GERTRUDE WHITE, b. 07 Apr 1943.

iv. JERALD WILLIAM WHITE, b. 12 Jul 1944.

v. DOROTHY ANN WHITE, b. 28 Sep 1945.

96. vi. MICHEL CLAIR WHITE, b. 04 May 1947, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

97. vii. FRANK EUGENE WHITE, b. 17 Nov 1949, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

98. viii. BYRON JOSEPH WHITE, b. 03 Dec 1951, Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa.

99. ix. PATRICIA MARGARET WHITE, b. 17 Oct 1953, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

100. x. ROBERT STEVEN WHITE, b. 24 Oct 1955, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

101. xi. RALPH PAUL WHITE, b. 15 Dec 1957, Battle Creek, Ida County, Iowa.

46. KATHRYN EVELYN4 WALLING (CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 27 Oct 1916 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 24 Apr 1988 in Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married JOSEPH PETER 01 Jun 1939 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA, son of JOSEF PETER and KATHERINE STEINBACH. He was born 10 Dec 1905 in Liston Township, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 16 Jan 1989 in Battle Creek, Ida County, Iowa.

More About JOSEPH PETER and KATHRYN WALLING:

Marriage: 01 Jun 1939, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA

Children of KATHRYN WALLING and JOSEPH PETER are:

102. i. LOIS EILEEN5 PETER, b. 08 Oct 1940, Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa.

103. ii. LAWRENCE JOSEPH PETER, b. 05 Aug 1942, Liston Township, Woodbury County, Iowa.

104. iii. JEAN ANNETTE PETER, b. 19 Jul 1943, Battle Creek, Ida County, Iowa; d. 11 Feb 1978, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

iv. WILLIAM WAYNE PETER, b. 09 Dec 1948.

v. RONALD DEAN PETER, b. 17 Apr 1956.

47. CORLEEN ISABELLE4 WALLING (CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 03 Jan 1922 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married MELVIN MICHAEL UHL 27 Feb 1943 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA, son of MICHAEL UHL and GERTRUDE KUHN. He was born 01 Oct 1918 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, and died 20 Apr 1999 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

Notes for MELVIN MICHAEL UHL:

Sioux City Journal, Sioux City, IA 23 Apr 1999

Melvin M. Uhl, 80, of Sioux City died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Sunrise

Manor Retirement Home.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with

the Rev. Daniel M. Greving officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and a

parish vigil service at 7 p.m., at Larkin Northside Funeral Home.

Mr. Uhl was born Oct. 1, 1918, in Sioux City, the son of Michael and

Gertrude (Kuhn) Uhl. He was raised in Sioux City and attended Iowa State University.

He married Corleen Walling on Feb. 27, 1943, in Anthon, Iowa. He farmed in the Anthon area from 1943 to 1953. The couple then moved to California, where he was employed with Ford Motor Company and Shell Chemical Company from 1953 to 1958. They moved to the Ute, Iowa area, where they lived for one year. They then returned to Anthon, where he farmed for four years. In 1962, they moved to the Moville, Iowa area. He was employed as a carpenter and painter for various companies in the Siouxland area. He retired in 1980 and they moved to Sioux City in 1990.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a former member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville. He enjoyed woodworking and had donemany woodworking projects for Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Roger of Sioux City and Maynard of McKinney, Texas; three daughters and their husbands, Delores and Dennis Blatchford and Sheryl and Roger Blatchford, all of Sioux City and Joan and Mack Peed of Atlanta, Ga.; four brothers and their wives, Leonard and Bette and Raymond and Adeline, all of Sioux City, Robert and Catherine and Edward and Joanne, all of California; two sisters and their husbands, Joanne and Joe Bentson and Jeanette and Bill Saul, all of California; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Elaine Lee and Anna Mae

Burgett.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Todd, Robbie and Jamie Peed, Nathan and Russell Uhl and Eric Blatchford.

More About MELVIN UHL and CORLEEN WALLING:

Marriage: 27 Feb 1943, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA

Children of CORLEEN WALLING and MELVIN UHL are:

i. DELORES GERTRUDE5 UHL, b. 20 Feb 1944.

ii. ROGER MELVIN UHL, b. 09 Jan 1946.

iii. JOAN LOUISE UHL, b. 27 Jul 1947.

iv. MAYNARD WILLIAM UHL, b. 05 Dec 1949; m. LUCILLE AGOT, 1981, St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota; b. 18 Jan 1956, Philippines.

More About MAYNARD UHL and LUCILLE AGOT:

Marriage: 1981, St. Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota

v. SHERYL LORRAINE UHL, b. 31 Mar 1954.

48. COLETTA GENEVIEVE4 WALLING (CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 28 May 1925 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married ORVILLE LLOYD GOETTSCH 20 May 1946 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA. He was born 16 Aug 1922 in Holstein, Ida County, Iowa.

More About ORVILLE GOETTSCH and COLETTA WALLING:

Marriage: 20 May 1946, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA

Children of COLETTA WALLING and ORVILLE GOETTSCH are:

i. DENNIS LLOYD5 GOETTSCH, b. 27 Apr 1947.

ii. DAVID WILLIAM GOETTSCH, b. 26 Aug 1949.

iii. DOUGLAS ALLEN GOETTSCH, b. 29 Nov 1955.

iv. MARK DUANE GOETTSCH, b. 09 Oct 1958.

v. KEVIN JOSEPH GOETTSCH, b. 05 Apr 1963.

49. CHARLOTTE LOUISE4 WALLING (CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 03 Mar 1927 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married LESLIE HANS PETERSEN 23 Jun 1947 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA, son of HANS PETERSON. He was born 04 Mar 1925 in Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa.

More About LESLIE PETERSEN and CHARLOTTE WALLING:

Marriage: 23 Jun 1947, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA

Children of CHARLOTTE WALLING and LESLIE PETERSEN are:

i. LINDA JEAN5 PETERSEN, b. 04 Aug 1948.

ii. JANET MARIE PETERSEN, b. 13 Jul 1951.

iii. BARBARA LORRAINE PETERSEN, b. 28 Jun 1954.

iv. KENNETH PAUL PETERSEN, b. 28 Jun 1957.

v. MICHAEL WILLIAM PETERSEN, b. 21 Oct 1963.

vi. STEVEN LESLIE PETERSEN, b. 01 Oct 1969.

50. ALICE IRENE4 WALLING (CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 04 Apr 1929 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married ELLIS FREDERICK KING 29 Nov 1951 in Papillion, Sarpy County, Nebraska, son of JAY KING and FREDA HARM. He was born 06 Oct 1928 in Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa.

Notes for ALICE IRENE WALLING:

From the Sioux City Journal

Ellis F. and Alice I. King, Sioux City, observed their 50th wedding anniversary recently with two family dinners.

They are the parents of one daughter, Ruth E. Gernhart of Houston, Harris County, Texas, and one son, Craig E. King of Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri.

The couple has three grandchildren, Tracy L. (Gernhart) Schaub and her husband Dean G. of Harker Heights, Bell County, Texas, and Adam J. Gernhart and Sarah A. Gernhart, both of Houston, Harris County, Texas, and one great-grandson, Dyson King Schaub of Harker Heights, Bell County, Texas

Mr. King and the former Alice Irene Walling were married Nov. 29, 1951, in Papillion, Sarpy County, Nebraska.

Mr. King was a printer for the Sioux City Journal for 20 years; he then retired from Record Printing and Copy Center as a sales representative. He also retired from service in the Navy, Navy Reserve (Seabees) and the Iowa Air National Guard. Mrs. King taught country school near Anthon, Iowa, before becoming a homemaker.

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Anthon is a city with 649 people.

Metro area: Sioux City

Agricultural products in this county include corn, soybeans

Notes for ELLIS FREDERICK KING:

Ellis served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He was a yeoman (clerk). He was stationed at Port Huemne, Ventura County, California and later at Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

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From the Sioux City Journal

Ellis F. and Alice I. King, Sioux City, observed their 50th wedding anniversary recently with two family dinners.

They are the parents of one daughter, Ruth E. Gernhart of Houston, Harris County, Texas, and one son, Craig E. King of Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri.

The couple has three grandchildren, Tracy L. (Gernhart) Schaub and her husband Dean G. of Harker Heights, Bell County, Texas, and Adam J. Gernhart and Sarah A. Gernhart, both of Houston, Harris County, Texas, and one great-grandson, Dyson King Schaub of Harker Heights, Bell County, Texas

Mr. King and the former Alice Irene Walling were married Nov. 29, 1951, in Papillion, Sarpy County, Nebraska.

Mr. King was a printer for the Sioux City Journal for 20 years; he then retired from Record Printing and Copy Center as a sales representative. He also retired from service in the Navy, Navy Reserve (Seabees) and the Iowa Air National Guard. Mrs. King taught country school near Anthon, Iowa, before becoming a homemaker.

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Correctionville got its name from its location. The town is situated on what is known as a surveyor's correction line, needed because the curvature of the earth causes parallel lines, streets, meridians to converge as they approach the north pole.

Correctionville is a city with 851

Metro area: Sioux City

On the Little Sioux River

So named because it sits on a surveying "correction line"

Agricultural products in this county include corn, soybeans

HIGHWAY HIGHLIGHT: Correctionville gets its name because of a simple geometrical truth: You can't fit a square peg in a round hole. Or in this case, a bunch of square sections on a round object: the Earth. The earth curves at the top, so every land division can't be the same size. That's why surveyors used Correction Lines to divide the land. Adjustments were made along the Correction Lines to make each parcel roughly equal in size. In Correctionville, north-south streets are adjusted at the Fifth Street Correction Line. Because of this, the street "jogs" in the center of downtown - right near the hardware store. It's marked with a plaque.

QUOTE: Ida Yaremko, proprietor of the Hillside Motel and Cafe in Correctionville, when asked how often in her 35 years of living in Correctionville she has told the story of the town's name: "Probably about five times a night. Every tourist who comes through wants to know, 'Where did that name come from, and where's the penitentiary?' ''

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More About ELLIS KING and ALICE WALLING:

Marriage: 29 Nov 1951, Papillion, Sarpy County, Nebraska

Children of ALICE WALLING and ELLIS KING are:

105. i. RUTH EILEEN5 KING, b. 06 Jul 1952, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

ii. CRAIG ELLIS KING, b. 10 Mar 1954.

51. RICHARD LOUISE4 WALLING (CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 15 Feb 1932 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married CATHERINE ALBERTA GEORGE 15 Jul 1957 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Barnum, Webster County, IA, daughter of ALBERT GEORGE and ANNA MCDERMOTT. She was born 28 Jan 1933 in Barnum, Webster County, Iowa.

More About RICHARD WALLING and CATHERINE GEORGE:

Marriage: 15 Jul 1957, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Barnum, Webster County, IA

Children of RICHARD WALLING and CATHERINE GEORGE are:

106. i. CATHERINE ANN5 WALLING, b. 06 Aug 1961, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

107. ii. DAVID WILLIAM WALLING, b. 25 Dec 1962, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

108. iii. KAREN MAIRE WALLING, b. 07 Jul 1964, Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colorado.

109. iv. LYNN MICHELLE WALLING, b. 28 Jan 1966, Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado.

v. LAURA JEAN WALLING, b. 25 Oct 1969.

52. WILLIAM CORNELIUS4 WALLING (CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 15 Dec 1934 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married BETTY MULLICANE CHRISTOPHERSEN 16 Dec 1966 in Martinez, Contra Costa County, California. She was born 04 Oct 1934 in Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa.

More About WILLIAM WALLING and BETTY CHRISTOPHERSEN:

Marriage: 16 Dec 1966, Martinez, Contra Costa County, California

Child of WILLIAM WALLING and BETTY CHRISTOPHERSEN is:

i. CAROL JEAN5 WALLING, b. 15 Jul 1967; m. FRANK CAKESHI MILLER, 30 May 1987, Grand Island Mansion, Wright, California; b. 28 Apr 1962, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.

More About FRANK MILLER and CAROL WALLING:

Marriage: 30 May 1987, Grand Island Mansion, Wright, California

Generation No. 5

53. IRENE5 HEIMAN (ELIZABETH 'LIZZIE'4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 02 May 1913. She married BRUCE FLING. He was born 26 Oct 1907.

Children of IRENE HEIMAN and BRUCE FLING are:

110. i. HELEN6 FLING, b. 09 Aug 1931.

ii. KATHRYN FLING, b. 06 Feb 1933; m. WILDER E. BROWN; b. 23 Oct 1925.

iii. JAMES STERLING FLING, b. 07 Jul 1934.

54. JOHN LEWIS5 HEIMAN (ELIZABETH 'LIZZIE'4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 18 Sep 1923. He married JOYCE LOVE.

Notes for JOHN LEWIS HEIMAN:

News from the March 4, 1944 edition of the Colorado County Citizen:

Four Garwood, Texas boys, John Heiman, Lawrence and Roy Stallman, and Max Faykus are playing on the Reluctant Dragons intramural basketball team at Texas University. In a recent game against T.L.O.M. which they defeated 84 to 8, John Heiman scored 68 points, breaking an all-time record of 38 points for Texas intramurals. The four boys are home for a week's vacation.

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Colorado County Citizen, May 1944:

Degrees were conferred on 448 students at the University of Texas recently, including nine doctor of philosphy and 37 masters degrees. Among the graduates from the School of Business Administration, with the degree of bachelor of business administration, was John Lewis Heiman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. Heiman of Garwood, Texas.

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Children of JOHN HEIMAN and JOYCE LOVE are:

i. JOHN LEWIS6 HEIMAN, JR., b. 13 Aug 1951.

ii. JACQUELYN LOVE HEIMAN, b. 23 Jun 1956.

55. RAYMOND JOHN5 ROECKER (CLARA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 29 Sep 1909 in Garwood, Colorado County, Texas, and died 19 Nov 1989 in Wharton, Wharton County, Texas. He married (1) CORA LEE ROOKER 02 Dec 1934. She died Abt. 1976 in Wharton, Wharton County, Texas. He married (2) LORI SHERROUSE 06 Nov 1978 in Wharton, Wharton County, Texas.

Notes for RAYMOND JOHN ROECKER:

EPITAPH

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH

ANTON KERN, PASTOR

DONNIE MELTON, ASSISTING PASTOR

Raymond John Roecker, Sr. was born the only son of Paul and Clara Walling Roecker on September 29, 1909. On October 17, 1909, Paul and Clara placed Ray in the arms of his Baptism. Ray was a life-long resident of Wharton County and a life-long member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wharton, Texas.

Ray and Cora Lee Rooker were united in marriage on December 2, 1934. Ray and Cora had three children, Raymond John, Jr. who died in infancy, a daughter who died at birth, and Raymond Paul. Cora preceded Ray in death. On November 6, 1978, Ray married Lori Sherrouse in Wharton, Texas. Ray is survived by his wife Lori of Wharton, his son 'R.P.' and daughter-in-law Marilyn, and grandson R. Paul Roecker, Jr. of Houston, and his sister Ruth McKee of Wharton.

Church and community were important to Ray. As were his parents and grandparents. Ray actively participated in service to his church and his Savior. Over the years, he served on church council, relocation committees, building committees, and call committees at St. Paul Lutheran Church. A member of the Wharton business community, Ray owned and operated Ray's Radio and Phonograph Service. As a business leader, he served as a member of the committee to establish Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) in 1946.

Ray will probably be remembered best as a man who knew no class distinctions. He loved people, helping people across socioeconomic and racial lines. Especially, Ray loved children by giving special kindness and attention.

Ray left this life to be with his Lord and Savior on November 19, 1989. He will be missed by family, friends, community, and church. We lay his body to rest at Wharton City Cemetery.

Pallbearers are: R.P. Roecker, Jr., Chris Wilbeck, Harry Burger, Boots Hill, Charles Luco, and Jeffrey Blair.

More About RAYMOND JOHN ROECKER:

Burial: 21 Nov 1989, Wharton City Cemetery, Wharton, Texas

More About RAYMOND ROECKER and CORA ROOKER:

Marriage: 02 Dec 1934

More About RAYMOND ROECKER and LORI SHERROUSE:

Marriage: 06 Nov 1978, Wharton, Wharton County, Texas

Children of RAYMOND ROECKER and CORA ROOKER are:

i. RAYMOND JOHN6 ROECKER, JR..

ii. DAUGHTER ROECKER.

iii. RAYMOND PAUL ROECKER.

56. OLGA MAE5 STALLMAN (IDA AUGUSTA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 25 Apr 1918 in Garwood, Colorado County, Texas, and died 30 May 1998 in Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake, Texas. She married WILLIAM ARTHUR HEFNER, JR. 10 Nov 1939 in Columbus, Colorado County, Texas, son of WILLIAM HEFNER and ELVA INSALL. He was born 23 Jan 1918 in Liberty Hill, Williamson County, Texas, and died 01 Jun 1989 in Memorial SW Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Notes for OLGA MAE STALLMAN:

OBIT

Eagle Lake Headlight

June 4, 1998

OLGA MAE HEFNER

April 25, 1918 - May 30, 1998

Olga Mae Hefner, 80, of Garwood, passed away Saturday, May 30, 1998, at Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake, Texas. She was born April 25, 1918 in Garwood, Texas, the daughter of William August Stallman and Ida Augusta Walling.

She graduated from Garwood High School and received a Master's and Bacherlor's Degree from Southwest Texas University. Olga Mae was united in marriage with W. A. Hefner, Jr. on November 10, 1939 in Columbus, Texas. She taught in Garwood, Eagle Lake, and El Campo school systems. She was a member of Lehrer Memorial United Methodist Church in Garwood where she served as Sunday School teacher and worked with many church activities.

She was a current member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association and Rice Hospital Pink Ladies. She was also instrumental in the formation of the Opportunity Center for students with special needs in El Campo. Olga Mae was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and son, Rodney Hefner.

Survivors include two daughters and son-in-laws, Cindy and Glen Barnhill of Houston, Texas and Marilyn and Roger Price of Highland, California; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Billy and Jessye hefner of Garwood and Clifton Hefner of Brisbane, Australia; eight grandchildren, Michaelanne Trefny, Glen and Bill Hefner, Dean and Glen Barnhill, Jr. and Whitney, Adam and Andrew Price; and a brother, Ned Stallman of Columbus, Texas.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 2 at the Henneke Funeral Home with the Reverend Barry Bauerschlag officiating. Burial followed in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas. Pallbearers were Mark Wied, Brad Engstrom, Ken Danklefs, Jim and Billy Rees, Bill Carpenter, Mitchel Smith and Seth Stallman. Honorary Pallbearers were Lawrence and Roy Stallman, Harry Engstrom, Boyd Rees, E. L. Wied, Lawrence Berger, M. G. Lanier and James 'Jim' Fling.

Memorial contributions may be given to Lehrer Memorial United Methodist Church in Garwood or Rice Hospital in Eagle Lake. Henneke Funeral Home Inc., Columbus, was in charge of arrangements. Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

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FATAL WRECK ON 90-A

The Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the seen involving a one-car rollover on Highway 90A Saturday morning that took the life of 80-year old Garwood resident, Olga Mae Stallman. According to DPS Trooper Anthony Owens, who investigated the accident, Hefner's vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, rolled three times and came to rest near the fenceline. Hefner was ejected from the car. She was transported to Rice Medical Center, but later died.

Article Eagle Lake Headlight, June 4, 2002

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More About OLGA MAE STALLMAN:

Burial: 02 Jun 1998, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas

Notes for WILLIAM ARTHUR HEFNER, JR.:

Obituary

Colorado County Citizen

William A. Hefner, Jr., 71, of Garwood died June 1st at the Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas. Mr. Hefner was born January 23, 1918 to William A. Hefner and Elva Belle Insall Hefner in Liberty Hill, Texas. He married Olga Mae Stallman on November 10, 1939.

Mr. Hefner was a farmer and rancher and was a member of Lehr Memorial United Methodist Church where he served as chairman of the board. He was a charter member of the Garwood Lions Club where he held all offices. He was also a member of the Colorado County Farm Bureau, member of Colorado County Law Officers Association, and a graduate of Liberty Hill High School and Southwest Texas State Teachers College. He taught school for three years.

Mr. Hefner was a former director of the Colorado County Soil Conservation District, a former member and president of the Garwood Independent School Board and former member of the Colorado County School Board.

Mr. Hefner received the following awards: Who's Who in Texas 1973-1974 and Outstanding Americans in the South in 1975. Mr. Hefner diligently served as Colorado County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2 for over 26 years.

Mr. Hefner is survived by his wife Olga Mae Hefner of Garwood, Texas, daughters Cynthia Barnhill of Houston, Texas, and Marilyn Price of San Antonio, Texas; Sons, W.A. Hefner III of Garwood, Texas and Clifton Hefner of Perth, Australia; sister Beulah Yoakum of San Marcus; brother, Frank Hefner of Marble Falls, Texas and eight grandchildren. Mr Hefner was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Rodney, and one brother, Raymond.

Pallbearers were Herbert Engstrom, harry Engstrom, Boyd Rees, Lawrence Stallman, Roy Stallman, E. L. Wied, M. G. Lanier and Lawrence Berger.

Services were held at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, Texas on June 3rd at 10:00 am. He was buried at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas. Reverend James Gallaway-Edgar officiated.

More About WILLIAM ARTHUR HEFNER, JR.:

Burial: 04 Jun 1989, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas

More About WILLIAM HEFNER and OLGA STALLMAN:

Marriage: 10 Nov 1939, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas

Children of OLGA STALLMAN and WILLIAM HEFNER are:

111. i. WILLIAM ARTHUR6 HEFNER III, b. 07 Aug 1943, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas.

112. ii. CYNTHIA ELOIS HEFNER, b. 17 Jun 1947, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas.

iii. RODNEY LLOYD HEFNER, b. 01 Jul 1949, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas; d. 27 Apr 1978, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas.

113. iv. MARILYN ESTELLE HEFNER, b. 03 Jun 1954, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas.

v. CLIFTON CLAY HEFNER, b. 25 Jun 1956, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas; m. (1) KAREN LEE ALLIS, 10 Jan 1981, Denver, Colorado; b. 15 Aug 1955, Denver, Colorado; m. (2) THERESA MARIE CRAIG, 31 Aug 1999, Vatulele Island, Figi; b. 20 Apr 1961, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Notes for CLIFTON CLAY HEFNER:

Clifton & Karen were divorced in Danville, California on July 31, 1997. Clifton remarried to Theresa Marie Craig on August 31, 1999 in Vatulele Island, Figi.

More About CLIFTON HEFNER and KAREN ALLIS:

Marriage: 10 Jan 1981, Denver, Colorado

More About CLIFTON HEFNER and THERESA CRAIG:

Marriage: 31 Aug 1999, Vatulele Island, Figi

57. NED WILLIAM5 STALLMAN (IDA AUGUSTA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 11 Feb 1921 in Garwood, Colorado County, Texas, and died 06 Mar 2000 in Columbus, Colorado County, Texas. He married RUBY LEE HOHENSEE 15 May 1944 in Weimar, Colorado County, Texas, daughter of LOUIS HOHENSEE and MARTHA KELLNER. She was born 24 Aug 1923 in Fayette County, Texas, and died 18 Jan 2008 in Weimar, Colorado County, Texas.

Notes for NED WILLIAM STALLMAN:

Ned was a veteran of World War II.

Colorado County Citizen writes in 1943:

Private Ned Stallman, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Stallman of Garwood, has returned from the Pacific battlefronts and is now at the McClosky Hospital in Temple, Texas. Private Stallman arrived at San Francisco on July 7th from the Marianas where he had been hospitalized since receiving wounds on Okinawas in May. He was brought to McCloskey by plane.

His wife, Mrs. Ruby Lee Stallman of Columbus and his parents have visited him there.

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More About NED WILLIAM STALLMAN:

Burial: 08 Mar 2000, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas

Notes for RUBY LEE HOHENSEE:

Stallman, Ruby Lee (Hohensee) Obituary

Ruby Lee Hohensee Stallman, age 84, died Friday, January 18, 2008 in Weimar, TX. She was born August 24, 1923 in St. John's, Texas, but had been a resident of Colorado County since 1936.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ned William Stallman, her parents, Louis and Martha Kellner Hohensee, brother, Leslie James and an infant brother, and a grandson, Cory Christen.

She is survived by her son, Michael Wayne Stallman and wife Patricia Jean of Houston; daughter, Patricia Marie Christen and husband Ben of Weimar; grandsons, Adam and David Stallman and granddaughter, Katie Christen. Also, a sister, Vernell Antell and husband John of Houston and brother, Vernon "Chick" Hohensee and wife Barbara of Fayetteville; and several nieces and nephews.

Ruby Lee graduated from Columbus High School in 1941 and married Ned on May 15, 1944. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. After high school, Ruby Lee was busy many years performing clerical duties. This included working at the Colorado County District Clerks Office, Massey and Hodges Law Firm, and the Colorado County Selective Service during WWII. Before retiring in 1987, she worked for the Elliott and Waldon Abstract Company. She was a familiar face at the Colorado County Court-house for many years.

One of her greatest joys after retirement was attending the local music Oprys. She enjoyed music and made many friends, young and old, during this time.

Funeral services took place Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 at 10:00 AM at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Father John Bily officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Adam and David Stallman, nephews, Kurt, Scott and Blake Hohensee, and Godson, Chris Stein. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Colorado County Citizen, January 23, 2008

Courtesy The Citizen

More About RUBY LEE HOHENSEE:

Christening: 26 Aug 1923, St. John's Catholic Church, Fayettville, Texas

More About NED STALLMAN and RUBY HOHENSEE:

Marriage: 15 May 1944, Weimar, Colorado County, Texas

Children of NED STALLMAN and RUBY HOHENSEE are:

114. i. MICHAEL WAYNE6 STALLMAN, b. 13 Jun 1951, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas.

115. ii. PATRICIA MARIE STALLMAN, b. 21 Feb 1963, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas.

58. EDRIE ELANOR5 STALLMAN (ROSINA 'ROSIE' FREDERICKA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 25 Nov 1917. She married CARLTON LUCIAN FLOWERS. He was born 14 Jul 1918.

Children of EDRIE STALLMAN and CARLTON FLOWERS are:

i. CARLTON LUCIAN6 FLOWERS, b. 23 Dec 1940.

116. ii. EDRIE ELIZABETH FLOWERS, b. 14 Mar 1943.

59. ROSEMARY ESTHER5 STALLMAN (ROSINA 'ROSIE' FREDERICKA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 26 Nov 1920. She married WILLIAM CARL SMITH. He was born 07 Nov 1917.

Children of ROSEMARY STALLMAN and WILLIAM SMITH are:

i. WILLIAM CARL6 SMITH, b. 15 Dec 1944.

ii. RUSSELL EDWARD SMITH, b. 13 Aug 1946.

iii. BARBARA DAWN SMITH, b. 24 Aug 1949.

iv. MITCHEL REED SMITH, b. 23 Aug 1955.

60. PAULINE LYNETTE5 STALLMAN (ROSINA 'ROSIE' FREDERICKA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 05 May 1923. She married JOHN FOLEY. He was born 15 Oct 1912.

Children of PAULINE STALLMAN and JOHN FOLEY are:

i. CLYDE LEWIS6 FLEMING, b. 22 Feb 1946.

ii. JOYCE LYNETTE FLEMING, b. 24 Sep 1947.

61. WILTON EDWARD5 STALLMAN (ROSINA 'ROSIE' FREDERICKA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 12 Aug 1924, and died 12 Aug 1990 in Columbus, Colorado County, Texas. He married LILLIAN PRATKA. She was born 19 Nov 1924.

Notes for WILTON EDWARD STALLMAN:

Wilton was a veteran of World War II.

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Colorado County Citizen writes in 1945:

GARWOOD VETERAN IS DISCHARGED FROM U.S. ARMY

Wilton E. Stallman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stallman of Garwood, Texas arrived home from Fort Sam Houston on Monday, August 13th, having received a medical discharge from the United States Army.

On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Wilton was inducted into the army. After completing his basic training at Camp Hood, he was sent to Fort Meade, Maryland, and from there to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. He left for foreign duty on November 20, 1944, arriving in England on December 2nd. After a few days there, he was moved through France to the front in Belgium where he served with the 1st Division of General Hodges's First Army, helping push back "the Bulge". He saw action in Belgium and Germany.

While at the front, Wilton suffered frozen feet and was sent back to the rear areas in France, and then to England for hospitalization. Finally on March 28, 1945 he arrived in the States and has since been a patient at Brooke General Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Wilton leaves the service with these decorations: Combat Infantryman's Badge, Purple Heart, Good Conduct ribbon and European Theatre of Operations ribbon with two campaign stars.

A host of friends welcome him back and are wishing him success as he continues rice farming and cattle ranching at Garwood, Texas.

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More About WILTON EDWARD STALLMAN:

Burial: 14 Aug 1990, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas

Military service: Bet. 1941 - 1945, Veteran of World War II

Notes for LILLIAN PRATKA:

Colorado County Citizen writes at end of WWII:

Wilton E. Stallman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stallman of Garwood, Texas arrived home from Fort Sam Houston on Monday August 13th having received a medical discharge from the United States Army.

On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Wilton was inducted into the Army. After completing his basic training at Camp Hood he was sent to Fort Meade, Maryland, and from there to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. He left for foreign duty on November 20th, arriving in England on December 2nd. After a few days there, he was moved through France to the front in Belgium where he served with the 1st Divison of General Hodges' First Army, helping to push back the bulge. He saw action in Belgium and Germany.

While at the front, Wilton suffered frozen feet and was sent back to the rear areas in France, and then to England for hospitalization. Finally on March 28 he arrived in the States and has since been a patient at Brooke General Hospital in San Antonio.

Wilton leaves the service with these decorations: Combat Infantryman's Badge, Purple Heart, Good Conduct ribbon and European Theatre of Operations ribbon with two campaign stars. A host of friends welcome him back and are wishing him success as he continues rice farming and cattle ranching in Garwood.

Children of WILTON STALLMAN and LILLIAN PRATKA are:

i. VERONICA ROSE6 STALLMAN, b. 15 Oct 1948.

ii. JOHANNA ANGELINE STALLMAN, b. 16 Mar 1950.

iii. THOMAS WILTON STALLMAN, b. 16 Aug 1951.

62. NEAL EDWARD5 STALLMAN (ROSINA 'ROSIE' FREDERICKA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 14 Jun 1927 in Garwood, Colorado County, Texas, and died 25 Mar 2004 in St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas. He married MARY POLOCHECK. She was born 11 Jan 1932.

Notes for NEAL EDWARD STALLMAN:

Neal Stallman, 76, passed away Thursday, March 25, after a lengthy illness at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston.

Hel was born in Garwood June 14, 1927 to Ed and Rosina Stallman. He was a second-generation rice farmer and rancher, and designer, builder and principal owner of Stallman Dryer in Garwood. He was an entrepreneur and designed numerous mechanical devices, which are currently in use. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Sealy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Pauline Foley; and brother, Wilton Stallman.

He is survived by his wife, Gradine; daughters Connie Stone of Humble, Karen Baxter of Dallas and Carmen Stallman of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; son, Seth Stallman of Katy; stepdaughters Gayle Krejci of Matagorda, Jackie Brady of Rosenberg; stepsons, Lowell Gage Jr. of Richmond, Grady Gage of Rosenberg, Texas, Dan Gage of Richmond; sisters, Edrie Flowers of San Marcos and Rosemary Staudt of East Bernard; nine grandchildren; and 16 step-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were conducted March 28, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Interment followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Lew Fleming, Tom Stallman, Mitchel Smith, Barron Stone, Richard Stone and Dave Gunlock.

The Colorado County Citizen, March31, 2004

More About NEAL EDWARD STALLMAN:

Burial: 28 Mar 2004, Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Colorado County, Texas

Children of NEAL STALLMAN and MARY POLOCHECK are:

i. CONSTANCE ELIZABETH6 STALLMAN, b. 27 Dec 1951.

ii. KAREN FAITH STALLMAN, b. 31 Aug 1953.

iii. SETH NEAL STALLMAN, b. 07 Oct 1954.

iv. CARMEN GRACE STALLMAN, b. 12 Feb 1959.

63. ELMER ALVIN5 STRUSS (MATHILDE WILHEMINA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 21 May 1922 in Garwood, Colorado County, Texas, and died 24 Feb 2003 in Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas. He married (1) DOROTHY MAUREEN SLATON 28 Aug 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of SIDNEY SLATON and ADA CASTON. She was born 12 Dec 1923 in Mansfield, Louisiana, and died 14 Dec 1974 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He married (2) MARY FRANCES PRYOR 21 Aug 1965 in Woodland Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. She was born 31 Oct 1932 in Bentonville, Arkansas, and died 17 Sep 1998 in Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas.

Notes for ELMER ALVIN STRUSS:

University of Texas

Austin

June 18, 1943

Letter to Mr. A. J. Struss

Dear Mr. Struss:

One of the delightful privileges I have is to examine the scholastic records of our "first flight" students and to felicitate them and their parents on these attainments. I congratulate you most heartily because the name ELMER A. STRUSS appears on the honor roll for the second semester of 1942-1943.

Very truly yours,

J. Anderson Fitzgerald, Dean

School of Business Administration

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By: Robby Cook of Colorado, County Texas H.R. No. 789

R E S O L U T I O N

WHEREAS, The passing of the Honorable Elmer A. Struss, former

mayor of Eagle Lake, on February 24, 2003, at the age of 80, has

brought a great loss to the friends and relatives of this esteemed

gentleman, civic leader, and public servant; and

WHEREAS, Born on May 21, 1922, in Garwood, Mr. Struss

graduated third in his class at Eagle Lake High School and attended

Southwest Texas State University before transferring to The

University of Texas at Austin, where he attended law school and

earned his bachelor's degree in 1943; following his studies, Mr.

Struss answered his nation's call to arms and enlisted in the United

States Navy, attending Midshipmen's School in Chicago and serving

aboard the USS Cushing during World War II; and

WHEREAS, On his return to civilian life in Eagle Lake in 1946,

Mr. Struss joined the staff of the business owned and operated by

his family since 1912, A. J. Struss Auto Supply; highly respected

for his integrity and friendliness, he served as city alderman from

1968 until 1970 and as mayor from 1970 to 1986, the longest

consecutive term of any mayor in the city's history; and

WHEREAS, In addition to his many contributions to his

community, this distinguished Texan took an active role in

campaigns at both the state and federal levels, and in 1975 he

attended Inauguration Day ceremonies at the Texas State Capitol as

the personal guest of Governor Dolph Briscoe and Lieutenant

Governor Bill Hobby; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Struss brought intelligence and warmth to every

facet of his life, whether personal, political, or professional,

and although his presence is gone from us now, he will be long

remembered by the many people whose lives he touched during his

years on this earth; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 78th Texas

Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of the Honorable Elmer A.

Struss and extend deepest sympathy to the members of his family: to

his sons and daughters-in-law, John Struss, Darrell and Monique

Struss, Sidney and Barbara Struss, and Warren and Colleen Struss;

to his grandchildren, Mark Hogge, Tommy Hogge, Vanessa Struss,

Stephanie Struss, and Brandon Struss; to his six

great-grandchildren; and to his other relatives and many friends;

and, be it further

RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be

prepared for the members of his family and that when the Texas House

of Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of the

Honorable Elmer A. Struss.

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OBIT

Struss, Elmer Alvin

Struss

Elmer A. Struss, 80, of Eagle Lake, passed away Feb. 24, in the emergency room of Rice Medical Center of Eagle Lake, following a sudden illness.

A native and lifelong resident of Colorado County, born May 21, 1922 in Garwood, to Alwin Joseph "A.J." and Mathilde Wilhelmina "Tillie" (Walling) Struss. The family moved to Eagle Lake in 1927. He graduated third in the Eagle Lake High School class of 1939. Following graduation he enrolled into Southwest Texas College in San Marcos. He then transferred to the University of Texas in the fall of 1941 and graduated in 1943.

Immediately following graduation, Elmer enlisted into the U.S. Navy. His first assignment was Midshipmen's School in Chicago. He was commissioned on Aug. 20, 1943. Five days later, he and Dorothy Marie Slaton were married. Elmer then left immediately for his first assignment aboard the 2100-Ton new destroyer, The Cushing.

Elmer was home on leave in 1945 and received orders to report to Gulf Port, Miss. He received further orders while in Gulf Port to report to San Francisco, Calif. for what was called Magic Carpet, an assignment to bring troops back from all over the Pacific. Struss returned to Eagle Lake in November 1946 and joined his father in the family run business that started in 1932, A.J. Struss Auto Supply.

Elmer and Dorothy divorced in 1964 and a year later, Aug. 21, 1965, at Woodlands Baptist Church of Houston, Elmer remarried to Mary Frances Pryor of Houston.

Elmer served as Alderman for the City of Eagle Lake from 1968-70 and elected Mayor April 4, 1970. His term was the longest consecutive term as mayor in the history of Eagle Lake, 16 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife.

He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Monique of Houston, Sidney and Barbara of Austin, Warren and Colleen, and Austin and John of Virginia; Grandchildren, Vanessa Struss, Stephanie Struss, Heather and Brandon Struss, all of Austin, Mark Hogge, U.S. Air Force stationed in California and Tommy Hogge of Houston. Also surviving are six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Feb.28, from the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with the Rev. Ed Triem, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Eagle Lake officiating. Military Honors and Interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake, under the auspices of American Legion Post 108 in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Billy Hefner, Sam Ramsey, David Ruiz, Johnny Prazak, Dr. Russell Thomas, Michael Lanier, Ray Sykowski and Malcolm Thomas. Honorary Pallbearers John Hancher, Coogie Ney, Fred R. Frnka and longtime employees Isidore Ramirez and M.G. Lanier.

The family has requested memorial contributions be directed to either First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 605, Eagle Lake, TX 77434 or Rice District Community Hospital Auxiliary, P.O. Box 277, Eagle Lake, TX 77434.

Colorado County Citizen, March 4, 2003

Courtesy of the Citizen

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ELMER STRUSS HONORED FOR SERVING CITY OF EAGLE LAKE, TEXAS

From the Eagle Lake Headlight 1984

Friends and guests of Elmer Struss gathered at the Eagle Lake Community Center last Thursday night to honor the former mayor who served the city for 18 years. Former City Manager, T. J. Smith was master of ceremonies for the evening, with an excellent turkey and trimmings dinner catered by Mrs. Annie Broesche. Various people were called on to speak about the Mayor, with some remarks made in fun, and many in a more serious vein.

The event was organized by City Secretary, Lucille Perry, with the assistance of others. The cost of the evening was paid by the City. After the meal, Mrs. Perry was called on to introduce special guests. She first asked Mrs. Struss (Frances) to stand for applause. She said Frances Struss had to listen to Elmer the most, and deserved the recognition. She also introduced three of Elmer's sons, Darrell, Sidney, and Warren and their wives who attended. Additionally, introduced were Representative Robert Saunders of La Grange, and Tommy Brasher, Mayor of Weimar. Harold Thomas and Dale Cassady, who served as Mayor before Struss, were recognized and the first woman to serve on council (but who was unable to attend), Mrs. Edna Mae Krivacka. Mike Duarte was also recognized as the first hispanic to serve on council.

Best wishes was the message in letters Mrs. Perry read from Congressman Jake Pickle and Texas Governor Mark White.

The Master of Ceremonies then called on Bill Chavis to make remarks about Struss "in his formative years". Although Chavis's remarks were short, he recalled the former Mayor in his school years. Smith then noted that he planned to divide the program into three segments. The formative years, the middle years, and the more current years that involved his days in City of Eagle Lake government. But, Smith added with humor, he couldn't find anyone to speak publicly about those "middle" years.

Later in the program, fire chief and precinct 4 chairman Sonny Spanihel did recall some of those middle years, especially an incident on the tennis courts on the grounds of the old Eagle Lake High School. Even in those years, Spanihel said, the former Mayor had a pretty "even temperament." But, it did get the best of him one day, when he, Struss, Joe Reed and Louis Muzny were playing after work. After one shot that apparently wasn't too good, Struss smashed his racket. The other three walked off the court, but Struss insisted they continue to play. Spanihel pointed out that the racket was a dangling mess.

The later years were recalled by councilman Alvin Kohleffel. The councilman has served the city for nearly a decade more than Struss, but it was Struss who unseated Kohleffel in the only election he was defeated. The next election, Struss asked Kohleffel to run again, and then appointed him Mayor pro-tem, a position he held until this year. Kohleffel spoke very highly of Struss, underlining the fact that when the former Mayor spoke, he knew what he was talking about. Kohleffel recalled a couple of humorous incidents, too, but closed by telling Struss that his presence will be missed at council meetings, as will his leadership.

Smith himself recalled several incidents, and pointed out some of the major ideas brought to the City of Eagle Lake by Elmer. One point Smith made was to remind everyone that Struss was elected because he opposed the idea that the city should institute a sales tax. The thinking at the time was that if Columbus, Weimar, and other cities put the tax in, people would flock to Eagle Lake to shop. The tax later was instituted. Smith noted that the tax money turned out to be mighty welcomed.

Smith also recalled the drainage and rehabilitatiton project in the "flats", the efforts to secure a drainage grant for the "Rice Mill" area, and the revenue sharing money that was not used for day-to0day operating projects so the city would not get used to having that money. He also noted that the 8-inch sewer line built across the golf course has allowed that part of town to expand.

When it came time for Mr. Struss to speak, he said the evening was a momentous occasion for he and his wife. He also recalled several funny incidents --- such as the goats used as lawn mowers at the sewer plant --- and about the only time he was called on to vote at a council meeting. It was the repeal of a no-smoking resolution at council meetings.

Mayor Elmer Struss thanked the City of Eagle Lake employees for their work, and noted that Eagle Lake has the most sincere, dedicated city officers "I have ever seen!" He also lauded the current police department and chief, calling it the best in his tenure, and we seem to have a new one (chief) every year.

Mayor Lanny Powers presented Struss with a plaque from the City honoring him for his service to the community, a record breaking tenure as 16 continuous years as Mayor of Eagle Lake, Texas.

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Houston Post

Article by Leon Hale

"Two Cups of Coffee with Mayor of One-Barber City"

February 16, 1972

A sparkling winter day at Eagle Lake, Texas. The kind of weather when the sun warms the spirit as well as the flesh, but then leaves you shivering if you stand very long in the shade. I got into town just in time to get an audience with the Mayor, Elmer Struss. Going to see the Mayor is often a complicated proposition in the big cities. But at Eagle Lake, you just walk into his A. J. Struss Auto Supply store on the square of downtown Eagle Lake and hang around a while, and when he goes out for coffee he can't very well refuse to invite you along.

I think the mayor of a small town is happiest, as a public official, when strolling on the streets with a visitor. Because he can point out things he is proud of, and everybody speaks, or waves, or grins --- even those, I expect, who didn't vote for him when he ran --- and I know it's a satisfaction, to walk around in the town where you're mayor.

Elmer Struss said, when I asked him, that it's sometimes fun being mayor of Eagle lake and sometimes it's not. That's what they all say. But I never yet spent any time with a small town mayor who didn't enjoy having the office, and who didn't want it back once he was out of it. On this day, Mayor Struss was getting congratulated on the street. The reason was that John Moore, local Rice Consolidated High School senior, had received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. "I call him my son," Struss said. "Actually he's my stepson."

Which I think tells you something about a man, and a boy too, when a stepfather says that. He doesn't need to say anything else. Struss is a youthful-looking 50 years old. He's the son of the late A. J. Struss, who was an Eagle Lake merchant when the mayor was still a schoolboy.

We went over to the Eagle Lake Drug Store for coffee. Every little city has its peculiarities on coffee drinking. In a town of 4,000, you don't generally find but one place that's recognized as the most popular coffee and meeting spot. At Eagle Lake you have two. So as soon as we drank coffee at the first one, we walked over and had another cup at Rice Drug Store. Struss said as a rule he goes out twice a day for coffee, once at each drug store. The purpose is to keep in touch. The drug stores are important to the city as communication centeres. "A lot of business is done," the mayor told me, "at the tables in these drug stores. A lot of politicking and socializing. Appointments are set up, and collections are made."

Over the coffee cups we talked a while with Johnny Prazak. One thing you know is that when Prazak is at the drug store drinking coffee nobody is getting a haircut, because Johnny is the only barber in town. that surprised me. My old home town wasn't as big as Eagle Lake when I was growing up and we had about six barbers working, the best I remember.

Isidoro Ramirez, who works in Struss' store, said the long hair style has hurt the barbershop game. I guess it would, at that. (By the way that name, Isidoro Ramirez, makes a really beautiful set of sounds when pronounced in Spanish the correct way. Texans often murder it in pronunciation. Others do too. I heard a TV Sports announcer pronounce it RAM-uh-rez, which must have put tears in brown eyes all the way from San Antonio to Saltillo.)

Mayor Struss also introduced me to E. H. Shirley, retired railroad man. Shirley promised, the next time I get to Eagle Lake, to tell me whether it's true, as I've heard, that railroad men sometimes weld the wheels of a boxcar to the tracks, at a point where one railway crosses another.

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Commendation from City of Columbus, Texas to Mayor Elmer Struss

Whereas, libraries and newspapers help to further citizen awareness of our surroundings and the thoughts of others;

Whereas, letters to the editor concerning libraries help promote interest in both newspapers and libraries;

Whereas, the Honorable Mayor Elmer Struss and the Honorable Mayor Tommy Brasher have both not only written letters to the editor concerning libraries, but also have helped to establish the editorial reply policy of our newspaper;

Now, Therefore be it recognized that the Honorable Mayor Elmer Struss and the Honorable Mayor Tommy Brasher be commended for contributing to the increased interest in newspapers, libraries, and letters to the editor.

Signed R. Richard Heffley, Mayor

City of Columbus, Texas

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House of Representatives

Honorable Robby Cook

HOUSE RESOLUTION NUMBER 789

H.R. No. 789

R E S O L U T I O N

WHEREAS, The passing of the Honorable Elmer A. Struss, former

mayor of Eagle Lake, on February 24, 2003, at the age of 80, has

brought a great loss to the friends and relatives of this esteemed

gentleman, civic leader, and public servant; and

WHEREAS, Born on May 21, 1922, in Garwood, Mr. Struss

graduated third in his class at Eagle Lake High School and attended

Southwest Texas State University before transferring to The

University of Texas at Austin, where he attended law school and

earned his bachelor's degree in 1943; following his studies, Mr.

Struss answered his nation's call to arms and enlisted in the United

States Navy, attending Midshipmen's School in Chicago and serving

aboard the USS Cushing during World War II; and

WHEREAS, On his return to civilian life in Eagle Lake in 1946,

Mr. Struss joined the staff of the business owned and operated by

his family since 1912, A. J. Struss Auto Supply; highly respected

for his integrity and friendliness, he served as city alderman from

1968 until 1970 and as mayor from 1970 to 1986, the longest

consecutive term of any mayor in the city's history; and

WHEREAS, In addition to his many contributions to his

community, this distinguished Texan took an active role in

campaigns at both the state and federal levels, and in 1975 he

attended Inauguration Day ceremonies at the Texas State Capitol as

the personal guest of Governor Dolph Briscoe and Lieutenant

Governor Bill Hobby; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Struss brought intelligence and warmth to every

facet of his life, whether personal, political, or professional,

and although his presence is gone from us now, he will be long

remembered by the many people whose lives he touched during his

years on this earth; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 78th Texas

Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of the Honorable Elmer A.

Struss and extend deepest sympathy to the members of his family: to

his sons and daughters-in-law, John Struss, Darrell and Monique

Struss, Sidney and Barbara Struss, and Warren and Colleen Struss;

to his grandchildren, Mark Hogge, Tommy Hogge, Vanessa Struss,

Stephanie Struss, and Brandon Struss; to his six

great-grandchildren; and to his other relatives and many friends;

and, be it further

RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be

prepared for the members of his family and that when the Texas House

of Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of the

Honorable Elmer A. Struss.

Robby Cook of Colorado County, Texas

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Speaker of the House

I certify that H.R. No. 789 was unanimously adopted by a

rising vote of the House on May 10, 2003.

______________________________

Chief Clerk of the House

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Interview with Elmer Alvin Struss on May 21st, 1986

by Sidney Elmer Struss

I was born on May 21, 1922 in Garwood, Texas in Colorado County, Texas. My mother always used to tell me that it was one of the coldest days ever seen in May and they had to light the heater for a week or two because it was so cold in the mornings. I lived in Garwood until I was five years old and then we moved to Eagle Lake, Texas.

After moving to Eagle Lake in 1928, I started to school. The school building I attended was the big high school building where you (Sidney) went to high school. I attended the full term which then was eleven years. I was Valedictorian in the seventh grade and graduated either third of fourth in my class of 28 students. The year of my graducation from high school was 1939. If my memory serves me well, I believe the five highest in the class were all boys.

In the fall of 1939 (September) I went to Southwest Texas Teachers College in San Marcos, Texas. Not many students had a car in these days. This was still considered the depression days. There were probably no more than three or four cars on the whole campus. When I entered school, there were about 1500 students attending. While attending school, I played in the band for two years and played on the Tennis Team in the Lone Star Conference. In the fall of 1941, I transferred to the University of Texas in Austin to go to Law School. When I got there, they would not let me in because I did not have enough hours because this was the year they just changed the prerequisite from 60 to 91 hours. I decided then that I would enter into the School of Business Administration in an attempt to get 30 more hours, having already received 61 at Southwest Texas.

Of course, World War II started in December 1941 and I went on then in early 1942 and joined the Naval Reserve which would give me one more year in College. So I went on and got a degree in Business Administration rather than go into one year of Law School before having to go into the Navy. Went into the Navy the early part of 1943.

EAGLE LAKE HEADLIGHT ARTICLE APRIL 30, 1943

"Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Struss, Miss Margaret Bain, Elmer Struss and Miss Dorothy Slaton joined a family group at Garwood Easter Sunday for an all day picnic. The gathering honored Elmer Struss, who left for Evanston, Illinois to enter the service of his country..."

"Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. Heiman entertained with a dinner party Saturday evening for Elmer Struss of Eagle Lake and Miss Dorothy Slaton of Mansfield, Louisiana honoring their approaching marriage...."

"Elmer Struss came in Thursday from the State University (University of Texas). He will leave Monday to take up his Naval assignment at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Fifty (50) students of the State University who expected to graduate with the June class are leaving with Elmer. The University has granted their degrees and permitted them to leave before the commencement in June. Elmer has to be in service April 29....."

Elmer continues the interview...

My class of 1950 traveled to Chicago to attend Officers Training School or called Midshipmen's School. We fifty were the first ones to be given our degree at the University of Texas without actually finishing the full prerequisite. My degree was awarded in May of 1943, but I left in March of 1943 to attend Midshipmen's School in Chicago. While attending Midshipmen's School in Chicago, I wrote a letter to A. J. and Tillie, my parents, saying 'some friends and I had the privilege of seeing and hearing Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Saturday night at the Sherman Hotel. A bunch of Texas boys and myself found it to be a "swanky" place....'

ELMER STRUSS ATTENDS OFFICER TRAINING SCHOOL IN CHICAGO

We went into a part of Northwestern University in downtown Chicago where the Northwestern Medical and Legal School is located. This is where the four month Officers Training School was being held. We were commissioned on August the 20th, 1943. On August 28th, less than a week after my commission, I was married to Dorothy Maureen Slaton, a Louisiana girl, who came to Chicago.

I met Dorothy in Eagle Lake in the Summer of 1942. She was there with her brother Prentice Slaton who was working for Shell Oil Company, drilling the first well in the Sheridan Field near Sheridan, Texas. Prentice died only a year after Dorothy and I were married from a heart attack drillin a well just outside of Cleveland, Texas.

Continuing, Dorothy and I lived in Chicago then for about five months. Dorothy remained in Chicago and I was out on a destroyer in the Atlantic Ocean, the 2100 Ton new destroyer called the U.S.S. Cushing. We were operating out of New York harbor. After my commission, I was retained to teach fire control and gunnery. My assignment on this destroyer was to give me some experience before I began my teaching duties. Our class had about 1800 students and there were four of us assigned this duty. This is why we were able to get married and live in Chicago because I had a teaching job in the Navy there in Chicago. We continued to live in Chicago over Christmas of 1944. In the middle of 1945 they closed the school. I was home on leave when they closed the school and my orders came requesting me to report to Gulf Port Mississippi.

Dorothy was pregnant with Darrell Alvin about this time. I reported to Gulf Port Mississippi and they discontinued everything after the War was over and received orders to a Transport in the Pacific Ocean for what was called "Magic Carpet" to bring the troops back from all over the Pacific. I reported to San Francisco to catch my ship, and it was there I was waiting on the boat when Darrell was born on November 2, 1945. Finally caught the ship in late Decembere in Portland, Oregon. We went across to pick up trippos in Tokyo Bay in Yokisuka. Picked up some troops, but not enough to bring back at that time so we were ordered to go down to the Philippines, but before we got there, our orderes were changed again to go into Saipan because they had a report of several hundred troops ready to go. We picked up over 2000 men. Returned under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and docked in Oakland, California. At this time I had received enough points to leave the Navy. This was late February of 1946. The name of the ship that we came in on was the U.S.S. Gage - APA 168.

I would like to back up just a second and tell you about the U.S.S. Cushing I was on earlier. It was a Destroyer which happened to be the third Cushing. Now there is a fourth Cushing because I still get letters from the Cushing Association. They are having a homecoming in San Diego this year, but I never go to them. I feel like I really wasn't on it long enough. Cusing was a man who was a Naval Hero for the Union during the Civil War in North Carolina. He and a few of his brave men sunk the South's big Iron Clad. He was quite a Naval Hero.

ELMER STRUSS SEPARATES FROM THE NAVY

On March the 2nd, 1946, I was separated from the Navy and put on inactive duty in Camp Wallace which is near Hitchcock, Texas. It was an old army camp and the Navy was using it as a separation center for naval personnel.

I went back to Eagle Lake, Texas and joined my Father, A. J. Struss, in his work. Of course, Sidney Elmer was born on March 11, 1950. Then on August 10, 1953, Warren William was born there in Eagle Lake. All three of you boys were born in the same hospital and delivered by the same doctor, Doctor J. R. Laughin.

ELMER STRUSS BEGINS DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS IN 1964

Dorothy and I began divorce proceedings in 1964 and finally divorced in 1965 when the litigations were final. Darrell was in his first year in college, Texas A&M College, and Sidney was in his freshman class in Eagle Lake, and Warren was in the sixth grade. Latern on then, on August 21, 1965, I married Mary Frances Pryor Moore of Houston, Texas. She had a previous marriage with a man named Max Moore and had one child named John Stephen Moore who was about six months younger than Warren William. We were married in the Woodland Baptist Church over in the Heights area of Houston. Of course, Frances and John came to Eagle Lake, Texas to live.

Elmer was asked about his memories of his first car. He responded by saying the first car I ever had my Daddy gave me in the Summer of 1941 when I was getting ready to go to the University of Texas. It was a 1939 Ford Coupe, a black one with an 85 horsepower engine. I had this car until I was married in Chicago. When I got married in Chicago, my mom and dad came up to Chicago with Dorothy and were there several days before we got married. However, Dorothy's parents could not attend, so my mom and dad left the morning o our wedding to come back to Eagle Lake. They thought it would be wrong for them to go to the wedding if Dorothy's mother could not go. For a wedding present, my dad said that I could sign the car he gave me back over to hima and he would give me a new car. We found a 1941 DeSoto Convertible that a Doctor had owned in Chicago. It was shiny red with blue leather upholstery.

In 1948 Hudson came out with the new step-down type cars. These were fancy, low and streamiline --- quite revolutionary. I had to have one bad and traded in my other car and bought a club coupe, all maroon. I bought it in Rosenburg, Texas. Incidently, that first Ford Coupe that I had, after I got married, I gave to my Dad. My dad later sold the car. Coogie Ney came home from the Pacific and was going to be stationed in Pensacola, Florida. He needed a car and it was a steal for him and my dad sold him the car. He drove it for the rest of the War. The 1942 cars had all been shown in the fall of 1941. When the War started, all car production stopped. You will not find a Model 1943, 1944 or 1945 vintage automobile.

A 1928 Chevrolet was the family car when I was a young boy. I remember it because my dad bought it used. We use to have a 1927 Touring Car. Dad was working for Edgar Baring Cheverolet Dealership in Eagle Lake, Texas as the Foreman when the dealership go the car in on trade. A. J. grabbed it quickly and kept the car until 1936.

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EAGLE LAKE HEADLIGHT

EAGLE LAKE, TEXAS

MAY 19, 1939

Interesting tidbits of information about Elmer Struss's 1939 graduating class of Eagle Lake High School:

Robert Adams once made an 85 in Physics. Gosh, he almost failed.

Billy Martin couldn't find a girl to suit him. Not much to pick from, right?

Evelyn Waddell finally fell in love. And, with a Junior.

Elmer Struss can't stand to think of leaving a true love in the sophomore class when he graduates. Ain't he fooled...

Oma Strunk says that Port Arthur is like a magnet to her and maybe she will go down there this summer.

Coogie really has it bad! Buch up, there will be somebody else when you --- for her.

Freddie Frnka has finally earned the name Romeo.

More About ELMER ALVIN STRUSS:

Burial: 28 Feb 2003, Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas

Notes for DOROTHY MAUREEN SLATON:

Dorothy Maureen Slaton was born on December 12, 1923 in Red River Parish just outside of Mansfield, Louisiana. She was the daughter of Sidney Slaton and Ada Caston. Her birthplace still stands today, 2002, located on what is known as "4 mile hill" just outside Mansfield. After Ada sold the home place to one of her daughters, Lexie Leona Slaton who married Eugene Goldsby. After the passing of Eugene and Lexie, the home was left to Jackie Goldsby, son of Lexie and Eugene. He still lives in the home where he and his wife have reared several children.

Dorothy was an average student in Mansfield High School and is so reflected by her graduating in the top half of her graduating class in 1940. Soon after graduating while attending a dance in Eagle Lake, Texas with her brother Prentice Slaton, she met Elmer Alvin Struss. Prentice was an oil field worker and was assigned to drilling wells near Eagle Lake at the time. As a matter of fact, Prentice Slaton was the crew foreman for the first well to be drilled in Shell Oil Company's successful field in Sheridan, Texas. Prentice died just a year after Elmer and Dorothy were married from a heart attack drilling a well just outside of Cleveland, Texas. Elmer and Dorothy's courtship began and as it was evolving, Elmer was assigned to Chicago, Illinois with the Navy. Dorothy Slaton traveled to Chicago with Elmer's parents in the Summer of 1943 where she and Elmer were married on August 28, 1943.

Elmer was attending part of Northwestern University in downtown Chicago where the Northwestern Medical and Legal School is located. This is where the 4-Month Officer Training School was located. Elmer was commissioned on August 20, 1943 while his parents and Dorothy were on their way up to Chicago. On August 28th they were married, only a week after Elmer's commission.

Dorothy and her husband lived in Chicago for the next five months. Dorothy would remain in Chicago while Elmer was out on a new destroyer, a 2100 ton Destroyer called the Cushing.

Dorothy and Elmer would live in Chicago until the middle of 1945 when the school was closed.

Over the years Dorothy would become very addicted to alcohol. She was a very serious alcoholic, much like her father was when she was growing up. The problem got so severe with Dorothy attending AA in Wharton, Texas to getting treatment at Austin, Texas on two different occasions, that Elmer Alvin and her began divorce proceeding in 1964. It was in 1965 that the divorce litigations became final. Dorothy moved to Shreveport and stayed with family. Dorothy's second son, Sidney, would bake a cake for each month that Dorothy would have a clean slate attending AA in Wharton, Texas. The longest Dorothy made it with AA was 12 months as Sidney had baked a cake and placed 12 candles on the cake. Dorothy returned home and had consumed so much alcohol, it was necessary to put her in bed right away. This, of course, broke her son's heart as he was really trying to help. Dorothy apologized for this happening and Sidney tried one more time, but only three months and three candles as Dorothy arrived home in a drunken slumber.

Dorothy was found dead in her apartment in Shreveport, Louisiana on December 14, 1975. She had many bruises on her body in the open casket ceremonies, but none of the family wanted to inquire into how they were received. Darrell, Sidney, and Warren attended the funeral services in Mansfield, Louisiana. Dorothy was laid to rest in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery a few miles outside of Coushatta, Louisiana near the location where her mother Ada Caston was reared in her early childhood.

More About DOROTHY MAUREEN SLATON:

Burial: 16 Dec 1974, Bethany Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Cause of Death: Liver failure and kidney problems due to excessive drinking

Medical Information: Dorothy, beginning about when she was 30 years old, started drinking excessively. She became an alcoholic and tried to kick the habit by attending AA in Wharton, Texas.

Marriage Notes for ELMER STRUSS and DOROTHY SLATON:

The September 3, 1943 Edition of the Eagle Lake Headlight reads:

The marriage of Miss Dorothy Slaton, daughter of Mrs. Ada Slaton of Mansfield, Louisiana to Ensign Elmer A. Struss, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Struss of Eagle Lake was solemnized in the chapel of the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois, Saturday evening, August 28, 1943 at 5 pm with the Reverend Kenneth N. Hildebrand reading the double ring ceremony.

The bride wore a costume of navy velvet with black accessories and an orchid corsage. The groom wore his white navy dress uniform. They will make their home in Chicago where Ensign Struss is stationed at the U.S. Naval Reserve Midshipman's School.

Mrs. Struss is a graduate of the Mansfield, Louisiana High School and of Commercial College. She is a very lovable and beautiful girl and has a number of acquaintances and friends in Eagle Lake where she has frequently visited.

Ensign Struss needs no introduction to the community. He is a graduate of the Eagle Lake High School. He attended SWTTC at San Marcos and finished up at the University of Texas. Immediately upon graduation, he entered Midshipmen's School in Chicago. He is a young man of exemplary habits and numberous friends will join the Headlight in wishing for him and his fair bride the joys of a long and happy married life.

More About ELMER STRUSS and DOROTHY SLATON:

Marriage: 28 Aug 1943, Chicago, Illinois

Notes for MARY FRANCES PRYOR:

Legionnaires Fete Their Ladies for Christmas

Eagle Lake Headlight Newspaper

December 17, 1992

The Eagle Lake community's newest bed and breakfast, The Veranda, was the setting for the annual Ladies Night Christmas Dinner for members of the W. Cherry-M. Perry Post 108 of the American Legion on Wednesday evening. Guests enjoyed visiting in the newly renovated facility, the former W. E. McNee home on State Street in Eagle Lake, Texas. Following the social hour with hors'douvres and drinks, Veranda owner Candy McCreary with managers Gary and Nancy Grasshoff, served a ham and turkey dinner buffet style.

Fred R. Frnka, post commander, presided at the short business meeting where plans were completed for the Toys for Needy Children project. It will be carried out on December 19. Mr. Frnka also presented a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the Post to Mrs. Elmer Struss (Frances) for her work in compiling names of children to receive toys and in the collection of the toys.

A moment of silent prayer was offered in memory of two members who have died this year, Alvin W. Kohleffel and E. J. "Butch" Parma. Both of these men had 44 successive years of membership in Post 108.

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Houston Chronicle

September 19, 1998

Mary Frances Pryor Struss, age 65, of Eagle Lake, Texas, passed away Thursday, September 17, 1998. Survivors include her husband, Elmer Struss; sons, Darrell Struss, of Houston, Sidney and Warren Struss, both of Austin, Texas and John Moore, of Washington, D.C.; sisters, Maida Faye Hardwicke of Nevada, California, Jo Ella Pryor of Kinney, Texas, Pat Lyons of Cleburne, Texas; brothers, Bobby Pryor of California and Jimmy Pryor of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 1998, at Dulany Funeral Home Chapel in Eagle Lake, Texas. Interment will be at the Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Memorials may be made to Rice Medical Center Auxiliary of Eagle Lake or to the American Cancer Society. Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake, Texas, (979) 234-2011.

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More About MARY FRANCES PRYOR:

Burial: 20 Sep 1998, Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake, Texas

More About ELMER STRUSS and MARY PRYOR:

Marriage: 21 Aug 1965, Woodland Baptist Church in Houston, Texas

Children of ELMER STRUSS and DOROTHY SLATON are:

117. i. DARRELL ALVIN6 STRUSS, b. 02 Nov 1945, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas.

118. ii. SIDNEY ELMER STRUSS, b. 11 Mar 1950, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas.

119. iii. WARREN WILLIAM STRUSS, b. 10 Aug 1953, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas.

Child of ELMER STRUSS and MARY PRYOR is:

iv. JOHN STEPHEN6 MOORE, b. 18 Mar 1954, Houston, Texas; m. NANCY MOHAN, 18 Mar 1978, Streator, Illinois; b. Streator, Illinois.

Notes for JOHN STEPHEN MOORE:

JOHN STEPHEN MOORE 10 YEARS OLD WHEN JOINING STRUSS FAMILY

John Stephen Moore was born in Houston, Texas as the son of Max Moore and Mary Frances Pryor. He was only 10 years old when Elmer Struss married his second wife, Mary Frances. John did not fit in at first with his new three brothers, but after only a couple of years of toughening in a small town, and facing Morton Parker from across the street, the bully of the neighborhood, John immediately got accepted by Darrell, Sidney, and Warren.

John excelled most of his life in and out of the sports arena as well as in the classroom. On May 27, 1971, John Moore was selected for the University of Idaho Science Program. The University of Idaho announced that John Moore, a junior at Rice Consolidated, had been selected to participate in a six-week student science training program to be held in the summer in Moscow, Idaho. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the program was designed to give recognition and advanced training to high ability high school students from all over the United States.

John had shown exceptional aptitude for science at Rice High School and planned to major in some field of science or mathematics in his university career. At Idaho he studied solid state electronics, elementary particles, space science, environmental chemistry, number theory, and science and society. The 40 students selected for this program came from 20 different states.

Upon graduating, John recieved an appointment to the United States Corps of Cadets at West Point by Senator John Tower, Republican from Texas. He also received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy by Congressman J.J. 'Jake' Pickle. John would accept the Naval Academy appointment where he would spend the next 20 years of his military career and retire. After his retirement, John has continued working for the military, but in civilian status.

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The Houston Post on Tuesday, February 8, 1972 writes:

PICKLE NAMES 6 TO ACADEMIES

Washington -- Six young men from Central Texas have been nominated to the armed service academies by Congressman J. J. "Jake" Pickle of Austin, Texas, it was disclosed Monday. Nominated to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, were Patrick Richard Flanagan of Austin and robert J. Reeb, Jr. of Lockhart. Bobby Joe Davis and Tom Abbott, both of Austin, were named as alternates.

John Stephen Moore of Eagle Lake, Texas and Calvin Paul Langford of Austin were named the principal appointees to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. Brian L. Padden and Ronald E. Lawrence, both of Austin, were the alternates to Annapolis.

Principal appointments to the Military Accademy at West Point, New York, are Jeff Chambers of Bastrop and Lewis G. Aide of Austin. Robert E. Gentry of Austin and Brian Reinhardt of Round Rock were the first alternates.

More About JOHN STEPHEN MOORE:

Appointment: Jun 1972, Nominated to West Point by Senator John Tower (R-Tx)

Football: 1969, Continued His Brother Sidney's Number 62 in High School

Valedictorian: 25 May 1972, Rice Consolidated High School, Altair, Texas

Notes for NANCY MOHAN:

Nancy was born and raised in Streator, Illinois. She was a 1972 graduate of Streator High School. After graduation she attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois from 1972-1974 and then the University of Illinois 1974-1976 and graduated with a BS in Accounting. At the time of her wedding with John Moore, she was employed with Schleeter, Monsen & Debacker in Charleston, South Carolina.

More About JOHN MOORE and NANCY MOHAN:

Marriage: 18 Mar 1978, Streator, Illinois

64. JO BETH5 WALLING (CHARLES HEINRICH4, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 04 Sep 1926. She married HUGH WILSON HEFLIN, JR. 25 May 1951 in Austin, Texas, son of HUGH HEFLIN and FAY SILVERMAN. He was born 24 Nov 1920.

Notes for HUGH WILSON HEFLIN, JR.:

On May 25th, 1951, Hugh Heflin married Jo Beth Walling in the First English Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas. Hugh Heflin served in World War II in the 878 Ordinance and graduated from the University of Texas in Electrical Engineering in 1949. Hugh worked for the Texas State Department of Insurance retiring as Chief Engineer in 1986 after 36 years of service to the department and the military.

More About HUGH HEFLIN and JO WALLING:

Marriage: 25 May 1951, Austin, Texas

Children of JO WALLING and HUGH HEFLIN are:

120. i. ROBERT WALLING6 HEFLIN, b. 28 Apr 1954, Austin, Texas/Austin, Travis Co., TX.

ii. ANN MCCOMBS HEFLIN, b. 22 Jul 1958, Austin, Texas/Austin, Travis Co., TX; m. JOHN EDWARD STEED, 15 Feb 1986, Austin, Travis County, Texas; b. 06 Aug 1955.

More About JOHN STEED and ANN HEFLIN:

Marriage: 15 Feb 1986, Austin, Travis County, Texas

65. WALTER WILLIAM5 WALLING (WALTHER OTTO4, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 03 Aug 1929. He married JOYCE ???. She was born 20 Oct 1921.

Children of WALTER WALLING and JOYCE ??? are:

i. WALTER WILLIAM6 WALLING, JR., b. 09 Apr 1951.

ii. JOHN HENRY WALLING, b. 24 Jun 1955.

66. JAMES BERNARD5 WALLING (WALTHER OTTO4, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 18 Oct 1932. He married CHARLENE ENGELKING. She was born 30 Sep 1934.

Notes for CHARLENE ENGELKING:

Houston Chronicle

Miss Charlene Engelking, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewey Engelking, became the bride of James Bernard Walling, son of Mrs. Laura Walling, February 2nd in the Oakwood Methodist Church. The Reverend Lewis Risinger officiated.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of Chantilly lace and tulle fashioned with chapel tain and fingertip veil of illusion. She carried a white orchid and red roses. Miss Wyonna Swindell was maid of honor, and bridesmaids were Mrs. Mary Schultz, Mrs. Jody Woodard, Mrs. Norma Jean Eaves and Mrs. Alma Lee O'Brien. they wore gowns of red taffeta and net and carried white chrysanthemums.

Arlene Beckham was flower girl with Walter William Walling, Jr. as ring bearer. William Montgomery, Bill Smith, Walter Majors and Harris O'Brien were groomsmen. Gary Patrick and Harris O'Brien ushered.

In the house party for the reception at the YMCA were Miss Betty Lynn Fones, Mrs. Nancy Elliott and Mrs. Joyce Majors. After a wedding trip to the Smokey Mountain National Park the couple will live in Houston, Texas. The groom is a student at the University of Houston.

Marriage Notes for JAMES WALLING and CHARLENE ENGELKING:

The Houston Chronicle said this:

Miss Charlene Engelking, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewey Engelking, became the bride of James Bernard Walling, son of Mrs. Laura Walling, February 2nd in the Oakwood Methodist Church. The Reverend Lewis Risinger officiated.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of Chantilly lace and tulle fashioned with chapel train and fingertip veil of illusion. She carried a white orchid and red roses.

Miss Wyonna Swindell was maid of honor, and bridesmaids were Mrs. Mary Schultz, Mrs. Jody Woodard, Mrs. Norma Jean Eaves and Mrs. Alma Lee O'Brien. They wore gowns of red taffeta and net and carried white chrysanthemums.

Arlene Beckman was flower girl with Walter William Walling Jr. as ring bearer. William Montgomery, Bill Smith, Walter Majors, and Harris O'Brien were groomsmen. Gary Patrick and Harris O'Brien ushered. In the house party for the rception at the YMCA were Miss Betty Lynn Fones, Mrs. Nancy Elliott and Mrs. Joyce Majors.

After a wedding trip to the Smokey Mountains National Park, the couple will live in Houston. The groom is a student of the University of Houston.

Children of JAMES WALLING and CHARLENE ENGELKING are:

i. DONNA GAIL6 WALLING, b. 08 Sep 1958.

ii. RUSSELL CARL WALLING, b. 15 Aug 1960.

67. ALMA LEE5 WALLING (WALTHER OTTO4, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) She married HARRIS MONROE O'BRIEN, son of W. O'BRIEN and ???.

Notes for ALMA LEE WALLING:

Houston Chronicle

Houston, Texas

Miss Walling is Bride of Mr. O'Brien

Miss Alma Lee Walling and Harris M. O'Brien were married May 12 in the Oakwood Methodist Church. She is the daughter of Mrs. Laura Walling of 202 Frisco Street. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. O'Brien of Porter are his parents. The Reverend Gordon Gautreaux of Port Acres officiated, assisted by the Reverend A. A. Leifeste.

Attendants were Mrs. Joyce Walling, matron of honor; Mrs. Bonnie Issiacs, Mrs Mary Wigley and Mrs. Mary Mallard, bridesmaids; the groom's brothers, W. J. O'Brien, best man, and Bernard Walling, Steve Townley and Jimmie Davis, groomsmen. Bill Smith was usher. Flower girl was Katy Statham, and ring bearer was Richard Spillman.

A gown of white satin and Chantilly lace was worn by the bride. Her full-length veil of illusion was edged with lace and held by a coronet of pearls. She carried orchids and carnations. After a reception at the church, the newlyweds left for a tour of West Texas. They will live in Houston.

Notes for HARRIS MONROE O'BRIEN:

Houston Post

Houston, Texas

April 14, 1989

By Guy Cantwell

Harris O'Brien on Late Night Show with David Letterman

Harris O'Brien's exotic bantam chickens have made for a lifetime of learning and fun, and Friday he takes 10 of them to New York City for Late Night with David Letterman. O'Brien said the Letterman show staff heard about him through the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. O'Brien is the superintendent of the Houston Poultry Show and its 22 different breeds.

They (Letterman's Staff) said people did not realize there were that many kinds of birds and that they would like for me to show the different breeds, said O'Brien, who began raising chickens as a boy. The head of the business management division at North harris County College's South Campus, O'Brien lives on a six-acre lot in Spring, Texas with his wife, Alma, and more than 100 chickens, 11 breeds in all.

A founding member of the Houston Bantam and Poultry Club in 1956, O'Brien also tends a menagerie of five plumed peacocks and a couple dozen ducks and pigeons, a goose, two dogs, and several cats. O'Brien's bantam chickens, which are smaller than their industrial counterparts, have garnered more than 500 trophies at bird shows in several states for their fine feathery form and color. One Golden Seabright chicken won Grand Champion of the breeding Poultry Show in 1984 and a trio---a cock and two female birds---also won the grand prize.

O'Brien said breeding winners makes him proud. Breeding chickens is good therapy and I like the sociability with other breeders, he said.

We met through chickens, Alma Walling O'Brien said, adding that her husband became friends with her brother at a pet show at Hogg Junior High School in Houston and got to know her as a result. O'Brien, who has sold his chickens to buyers in Mexico and Panama, said he doesn't know what to expect from Letterman. But, if the comedian pecks humorously at his chickens, O'Brien vowed he will "peck right back".

Marriage Notes for ALMA WALLING and HARRIS O'BRIEN:

Miss Alma Lee Walling and Harris M. O'Brien were married May 12 in the Oakwood Methodist Church. Alma is the daughter of Mrs. Laura Walling of 202 Frisco Street. Harris's parents are Mr. and Mrs. W.J. O'Brien of Porter , Texas.

The reverend Gordon Gautreaux of Port Acres officiated. He was assisted by the Reverend A.A. Leifeste.

Attendants were Mrs. Joyce Walling, matron of honor, Mrs. Bonnie Issiacs, Miss Mary Wigley and Mrs. Mary Mallard, bridesmaids; the groom's brother, W.J. O'Brien best man, and Bernard Walling, Steve Townley and Jimmie Davis, groomsmen. Bill Smith was usher. The flower girl was Katy Statham and the ring bearer was Richard Spillman.

A gown of white satin and Chantilly lace was worn by the bride. Her full-length veil of illusion was edged with lace and held by a coronet of pearls. She carried orchids and carnations.

After a reception at the church, the newlyweds left for a tour of West Texas. They will live in Houston, Texas.

Children of ALMA WALLING and HARRIS O'BRIEN are:

i. MILLICENT6 O'BRIEN.

ii. PATRICIA O'BRIEN.

68. JOHN ALBERT5 WALLING (JULIUS ALBERT4, GEORGE FREDERICK3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 12 May 1935 in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas. He married (1) CAROL ELAINE CAMPBELL 22 Nov 1956 in Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa, daughter of MELVIN CAMPBELL and ZELMA MARTIN. She was born 24 May 1934 in Hazelton, Buchanan County, Iowa. He married (2) WILMA CLARK 09 Aug 1969. He married (3) ASMA SALOH KHALIL MASARWCH 16 Mar 1979 in Bahrain.

More About JOHN WALLING and CAROL CAMPBELL:

Marriage: 22 Nov 1956, Oelwein, Fayette County, Iowa

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Marriage: 09 Aug 1969

Notes for ASMA SALOH KHALIL MASARWCH:

Bahrain's small size and central location among Persian Gulf countries require it to play a delicate balancing act in foreign affairs among its larger neighbors. Possessing minimal oil reserves, Bahrain has turned to petroleum processing and refining, and has transformed itself into an international banking center. The new amir is pushing economic and political reforms, and has worked to improve relations with the Shi'a community. In 2001, the International Court of Justice awarded the Hawar Islands, long disputed with Qatar, to Bahrain.

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Marriage: 16 Mar 1979, Bahrain

Children of JOHN WALLING and CAROL CAMPBELL are:

i. JOHN ALLEN6 WALLING, b. 04 Mar 1960, Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania; m. BRENDA SUE SHULL, 11 Jun 1983, Ames, Story County, Iowa.

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Marriage: 11 Jun 1983, Ames, Story County, Iowa

ii. JILL ANNETTE WALLING, b. 24 Jun 1961.

iii. JEFFERY ALBERT WALLING, b. 08 Jan 1965.

69. EUGENE FRANCIS5 HAYWORTH (MARY RACHEL4 WALLING, HENRY FRANCIS3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 22 Jun 1924 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married BONNIE BELLE FULLER 11 Dec 1945 in Federated Church, Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa, daughter of GEORGE FULLER and MATTIE PHILLIPS. She was born 06 Dec 1923 in Oto, Miller Township, Woodbury County, Iowa.

Notes for EUGENE FRANCIS HAYWORTH:

EUGENE FRANCIS HAYWORTH -- the son of Gracen Fern Hayworth and Mary Rachel Walling Hayworth. He was born on a farm south of Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa on June 22, 1924. His grandparents were Henry Francis (Hank) Walling and Rosa May (Rosy) Taft Walling and Thomas Elijah Hayworth and Margaret Elizabeth Coon Hayworth. Eugene has one younger brother, Herman Thomas Hayworth living in Santa Rosa, California. Great grandparents were Perry Virgil Coon and Emma Long Coon and John R. Hayworth and Margaret Lloyd Hayworth and Herman Henry Walling and Mariah Helena Hiller Walling and Douglas Taft and Joanne Monk Taft.

He operates a farm and in the past has done custom bailing and combining. More recently he has done custom corn shelling over a large area. Eugene was married to Bonnie Belle Fuller on December 1, 1945 at Federated Church in Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa

BONNIE BELLE FULLER HAYWORTH -- the daughter of George L. Fuller and Mattie Jane Phillips Fuller and was born near Oto on December 6, 1923. A younger sister, Eva died in infancy. Her grandparents were Lucas Fuller & Fannie Fournier Fuller and Hiram Phillips & Fannie M. Langsten Phillips. Eugene and Bonnie have two children.

RUTH FERN HAYWORTH -- was born September 4, 1950 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. She attended the Iowa School for e Deaf in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. She graduated in 1968 and now lived in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa where she works at the Bankers Life Insurance Company.

PHILLIP EUGENE HAYWORTH -- was born June 27, 1952. Phillip attended the Anthon Public Schools and graduated in 1970. He married Stella M. Ankrum in Elk Point, Union County, South Dakota.

Phillip served in the armed forces for two years and was stationed for several months in Korea. Phillip and Stella live on a farm and have three children. They are Chad Alan, Christopher Phillip and Curtis Eugene.

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Marriage: 11 Dec 1945, Federated Church, Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa

Children of EUGENE HAYWORTH and BONNIE FULLER are:

i. RUTH FERN6 HAYWORTH, b. 04 Sep 1950.

121. ii. PHILIP EUGENE HAYWORTH, b. 27 Jun 1952, Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa.

70. HERMAN THOMAS5 HAYWORTH (MARY RACHEL4 WALLING, HENRY FRANCIS3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 27 Jun 1929 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married MILDRED JEAN 'MICKEY' CHAMBERLAIN 12 Feb 1955 in Cheriot Road Christian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of JOHN CHAMBERLAIN and MARY STEVENSON. She was born 05 Aug 1925 in Flushing, Queens County, New York.

Notes for HERMAN THOMAS HAYWORTH:

HERMAN THOMAS HAYWORTH -- the son of Gracen Fern Hayworth and Mary Rachel Walling Hayworth. He was born on a farm south of Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa on June 27, 1929. His grandparents were Henry Francis (Hank) Walling and Rosa May (Rosy) Taft Walling and Thomas Elijah Hayworth and Margaret Elizabeth Coon Hayworth. Eugene has one younger brother, Herman Thomas Hayworth living in Santa Rosa, California. Great grandparents were Perry Virgil Coon and Emma Long Coon and John R. Hayworth and Margaret Lloyd Hayworth and Herman Henry Walling and Mariah Helena Hiller Walling and Douglas Taft and Joanne Monk Taft.

Herman is married to Mildred (Micki) Jean Chamberlain. She is the daughter of John and Mary (Stevenson) Chamberlain of Flushing, Queens County, New York. They have one son, Robert and two daughters. Linda and Nancy.

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Marriage: 12 Feb 1955, Cheriot Road Christian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

Children of HERMAN HAYWORTH and MILDRED CHAMBERLAIN are:

122. i. ROBERT WAYNE6 HAYWORTH, b. 27 Nov 1955, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

123. ii. LINDA SUE HAYWORTH, b. 02 Mar 1960, Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa.

124. iii. NANCY JOANNE HAYWORTH, b. 06 Aug 1965, Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa.

71. BEATRICE LAVONNE5 WALLING (CYRIL AUGUSTUS4, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 01 Nov 1933. She married WYMAN ARNOLD VINING 22 Oct 1953 in Cathedral of the Epiphany, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, son of FRANK VINING and WYNOLA CLARK. He was born 03 Apr 1930 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

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Marriage: 22 Oct 1953, Cathedral of the Epiphany, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa

Children of BEATRICE WALLING and WYMAN VINING are:

i. RITA ANN6 VINING, b. 27 May 1954.

125. ii. REVA JANE VINING, b. 16 May 1959, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

126. iii. RAELENE KAY VINING, b. 30 Oct 1965, Denver, Denver County, Colorado.

72. LOIS ANN5 WALLING (CYRIL AUGUSTUS4, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 26 Aug 1935 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married JOHN JOSEPH KESSENICH 12 Sep 1959 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA, son of JOHN KESSENICH and MAE PLENDL. He was born 11 Aug 1931 in Merrill, Plymouth County, Iowa.

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Marriage: 12 Sep 1959, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA

Children of LOIS WALLING and JOHN KESSENICH are:

127. i. JULIA ANN6 KESSENICH, b. 18 Dec 1960, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

128. ii. MARK ANTHONY KESSENICH, b. 11 Dec 1961, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

129. iii. PAUL JOHN KESSENICH, b. 28 Apr 1963, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

130. iv. GERALD CYRIL KESSENICH, b. 27 Mar 1965, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

v. DAVID LAWRENCE KESSENICH, b. 06 Jul 1967.

73. GERALD FRANCIS5 WALLING (CYRIL AUGUSTUS4, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 23 Apr 1937 in Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married JANIS MARIE VENTEICHER 27 Nov 1965 in St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa. She was born 24 Sep 1946.

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Marriage: 27 Nov 1965, St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa

Children of GERALD WALLING and JANIS VENTEICHER are:

i. SHEILA ANN6 WALLING, b. 09 Oct 1967.

ii. SCOTT CHARLES WALLING, b. 12 Dec 1968.

iii. DANA ELIZABETH WALLING, b. 22 Jun 1971.

74. PATRICIA ELVIRA5 WALLING (CYRIL AUGUSTUS4, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 27 Apr 1943 in Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married RONALD ALVIN BERG 09 Oct 1965 in Catholic Church, Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa, son of RALPH BERG and HELEN HARTIGAN. He was born 10 Dec 1942.

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Marriage: 09 Oct 1965, Catholic Church, Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa

Children of PATRICIA WALLING and RONALD BERG are:

i. LONNIE JOSEPH6 BERG, b. 07 Apr 1966; m. LINDA RENEE FREDRICK, 12 Aug 1989, Marcus, Cherokee County, Iowa.

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Marriage: 12 Aug 1989, Marcus, Cherokee County, Iowa

ii. SHELLEY ANN BERG, b. 22 Mar 1968; m. JAMIE RAY OTTO, 02 Jan 1990, Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa; b. 31 Aug 1966, Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa.

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Marriage: 02 Jan 1990, Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa

iii. HOLLY ANN BERG, b. 04 Sep 1969.

75. RONALD DAVID5 WALLING (CYRIL AUGUSTUS4, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 26 Jun 1945 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married (1) YVONNE ELLEN SPARKS 28 Apr 1968 in the Courthouse in Denver, Denver County, Colorado, daughter of BERYL SPARKS and NORMA MEYER. She was born 02 Apr 1946 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. He married (2) REBECCA ANN BORJESSON 06 Mar 1980 in Happy Church, Denver, Denver County, Colorado. She was born 30 Nov 1950 in St. Helens, Columbia County, Oregon.

More About RONALD WALLING and YVONNE SPARKS:

Marriage: 28 Apr 1968, the Courthouse in Denver, Denver County, Colorado

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Marriage: 06 Mar 1980, Happy Church, Denver, Denver County, Colorado

Child of RONALD WALLING and YVONNE SPARKS is:

131. i. DAVID PATRICK6 WALLING, b. 17 Mar 1969, Denver, Denver County, Colorado.

Child of RONALD WALLING and REBECCA BORJESSON is:

ii. ELISA ANN6 WALLING, b. 21 Jan 1984.

76. MARCELLA JEAN5 WALLING (CYRIL AUGUSTUS4, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 23 May 1947 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married (1) RODRICK RONALD COLOMA 27 Dec 1973, son of RONALD COLOMA and VERA ???. He was born 16 Sep 1939 in Holtville, Imperial County, California. She married (2) CHRISTOPHER WHITE 21 Nov 1987. He was born 11 Apr 1939.

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Marriage: 27 Dec 1973

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Marriage: 21 Nov 1987

Children of MARCELLA WALLING and RODRICK COLOMA are:

i. PATRICIA DENISE6 COLOMA, b. 22 Jul 1974.

ii. CHRISTOPHER CHARLES COLOMA, b. 16 Jun 1977.

77. DENNIS JOSEPH5 WALLING (CYRIL AUGUSTUS4, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 09 Sep 1949 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married JULIE ANN BAKER 18 May 1974 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA, daughter of VICTOR BAKER and MAE FLORKE. She was born 20 Apr 1955 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

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Marriage: 18 May 1974, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Anthon, Woodbury County, IA

Children of DENNIS WALLING and JULIE BAKER are:

132. i. MICHELLE RAE6 WALLING, b. 30 Apr 1978, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

ii. TRAVIS JOHN WALLING, b. 09 Aug 1974.

78. ROBERT PATRICK5 WALLING (MAURICE WILLIAM4, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 04 Dec 1942 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married GLENDA KATHLEEN SEGER 23 Jan 1965. She was born 23 Oct 1941 in Shenandoah, Page County, Iowa.

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Marriage: 23 Jan 1965

Children of ROBERT WALLING and GLENDA SEGER are:

133. i. KENDRA KATHLEEN6 WALLING, b. 23 Jul 1965, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

ii. ROBERT PAUL WALLING, b. 14 May 1969.

79. NANCY RUTH5 WALLING (MAURICE WILLIAM4, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 17 Feb 1950 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married WILLIAM HENRY METZ 20 Feb 1971 in St. Michael Catholic Church, Sioux City, Iowa. He was born 20 Sep 1948 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

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Marriage: 20 Feb 1971, St. Michael Catholic Church, Sioux City, Iowa

Children of NANCY WALLING and WILLIAM METZ are:

i. HILLARY BLYTHE6 METZ, b. 13 Mar 1976.

ii. CONRAD WILLIAM METZ, b. 07 May 1979.

80. JANET MARLENE5 MEAD (CECILIA ROSELLA4 WALLING, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 05 Jun 1942. She married BRUCE EUGENE WEIER 11 Aug 1962 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa. He was born 16 Apr 1940 in O'Neil, Holt County, Nebraska.

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Marriage: 11 Aug 1962, St. Mary Catholic Church, Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa

Children of JANET MEAD and BRUCE WEIER are:

i. ANTHONY JOSEPH6 WEIER, b. 26 May 1963.

ii. TODD STEFAN WEIER, b. 14 Feb 1965; d. 16 Apr 1967.

iii. JONATHON ALEXANDER WEIER, b. 12 Jul 1968.

iv. KIMBERLY ANN WEIER, b. 03 Nov 1972; d. 03 Nov 1972.

v. JENNIFER JOELLE WEIER, b. 29 Sep 1973.

81. STEPHEN MICHAEL5 MEAD (CECILIA ROSELLA4 WALLING, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 27 Sep 1949 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married VICKY LYNNE HAMANN 23 Jan 1969 in Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa. She was born 18 Jan 1950.

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Marriage: 23 Jan 1969, Oto, Woodbury County, Iowa

Children of STEPHEN MEAD and VICKY HAMANN are:

i. TERESA LYNNE6 MEAD, b. 14 Feb 1969.

ii. BRADLEY MICHAEL MEAD, b. 18 Aug 1970.

iii. LINDA ELIZABETH MEAD, b. 09 Jan 1979.

iv. MATTHEW ALLEN MEAD, b. 23 Oct 1982.

82. CHARLES FRANCIS5 YANACHEAK (CAROLINE LOUISE4 WALLING, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 16 Jul 1944 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married GWENDOLYN ANN GAUKLER 21 May 1966 in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. She was born 26 Sep 1944 in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa.

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Marriage: 21 May 1966, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa

Children of CHARLES YANACHEAK and GWENDOLYN GAUKLER are:

i. GWENDOLYN MARIE6 YANACHEAK, b. 26 Sep 1968.

ii. EMMA LEE NORA MARIE YANACHEAK, b. 06 Aug 1972.

83. THOMAS VINCENT5 YANACHEAK (CAROLINE LOUISE4 WALLING, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 29 Jun 1947 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married LOIS ANN BRADY 09 Sep 1967 in Marcus, Cherokee County, Iowa. She was born 01 Feb 1948 in Marcus, Cherokee County, Iowa.

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Marriage: 09 Sep 1967, Marcus, Cherokee County, Iowa

Children of THOMAS YANACHEAK and LOIS BRADY are:

i. PATRICK THOMAS6 YANACHEAK, b. 08 Dec 1969.

ii. MICHAEL LAWRENCE YANACHEAK, b. 25 Dec 1971.

iii. KATHLEEN ANN YANACHEAK, b. 27 Nov 1976.

84. STEPHEN ANTHONY5 WALLING (ARMAND LEO4, WILLIAM FRANCIS 'FRANK'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 24 Jul 1948 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. He married DONNA RAE ALLEN 22 Apr 1978 in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California.

Notes for STEPHEN ANTHONY WALLING:

Stephen (Steve) Walling and his wife and their youngest son live in Panama (as of December 2003). He came to Panama in 1996 while working for Mobil Oil Company. One of his career responsibilities was leading an effort to set up a JV company with Mobil and a private Saudi group. As the United States was turning over their properties and bases to the Panamanians, Steve's group won a concession to operate a former petroleum storage terminal at the former Rodman Naval Base on the Pacific side of the Canal.

Steve operated the facility and Port until the year 2002 when it was sold to a third party. Once the sale was complete, Steve ran the business during the interim and finally decided to retire from Mobil. He then set up his own small energy consulting company and stay in Panama.

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Marriage: 22 Apr 1978, Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California

Children of STEPHEN WALLING and DONNA ALLEN are:

i. MICHAEL ALLEN6 WALLING.

ii. DAVID ARMAND WALLING.

iii. JOHN WILLIAM HENRY WALLING.

85. ARMAND LEO5 WALLING (ARMAND LEO4, WILLIAM FRANCIS 'FRANK'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 07 Dec 1955 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. He married MARGARET JOAN MEYER 14 Aug 1976 in St. Brendan, Los Angeles County, California.

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Marriage: 14 Aug 1976, St. Brendan, Los Angeles County, California

Children of ARMAND WALLING and MARGARET MEYER are:

i. ALLISON6 WALLING.

ii. ANNE WALLING.

iii. MEGAN WALLING.

86. MARY JO ANN5 WALLING (ARMAND LEO4, WILLIAM FRANCIS 'FRANK'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 15 Nov 1959 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married KEVIN MCCONNELL 26 Dec 1981 in Mother GD Counsel, Los Angeles, California.

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Marriage: 26 Dec 1981, Mother GD Counsel, Los Angeles, California

Child of MARY WALLING and KEVIN MCCONNELL is:

i. CHELSEY CHRISTINE WALLING6 MCCONNELL.

87. DOROTHY MARY5 CAMPBELL (MARIE IRENE WALLING4 GRAFFORD, MARY ANNA ISABELLE 'MAE'3 WALLING, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 23 Nov 1924 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married JOHN GRANT SADLER 19 Dec 1948 in St. Paul Chapel, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, son of PAUL SADLER and ETHEL HART. He was born 06 Jan 1923 in Wayne, Wayne County, Nebraska.

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Marriage: 19 Dec 1948, St. Paul Chapel, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa

Children of DOROTHY CAMPBELL and JOHN SADLER are:

i. SHARON KAY6 SADLER, b. 05 Aug 1949.

ii. J. B. SADLER, b. 08 Apr 1951, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 11 Apr 1951, Woodbury County, Iowa.

Notes for J. B. SADLER:

Fairfield / Rock Branch or Batchellor Cemetery

This cemetery is located in Wolf Creek Township, Woodbury County, in the NW 1/4 of NW 1/2 section Some times called "Batchellor's Cemetery". It lies between Moville and Correctionville, Iowa 1/2 mile south of Highway 20 on county road L21 (Lee Avenue).

There are no definite sections to this cemetery. The W.C.G.S used the front gates as guideposts, dividing this cemetery into four sections, beginning with the oldest part, considered now to be section A.

Recorded on 12 June 1993 by Franklin D. and Marylin J. Leedom, Robert Force, Earl Woodard, Tom Beauvais, Glenna Ferrone, Janet Jolin, Marsha Honke and Richard Johnson. Each section was walked and recorded staring in the south west corner of the section and working north to south and reversing at the edge of the section until all rows had been recorded.

Directions:

From CORRECTIONVILLE take Hwy 20 west for about 8 miles to L21 or Lee Avenue (this is the road just after the fourth slow passing lane option). Follow the redirection signs. You can't miss it on the east side of the road.

Sadler, Jay B.; d: 1951, son

History of Fairfield Cemetery

Written by C.C. Everhart of Moville for the Anthon Herald, 1936

1. AN IMMIGRANT BURIAL. The recorded history of Fairfield Cemetery goes back to the early seventies. W.N. Hatfield quotes his father, A.W. Hatfield (who settled in Rutland township in June 1868), as stating that the site of Fairfield cemetery was used for a burial proper to regulat platting. This burial occurred after the death of a young man said to have been a member of an immigrant train. This young man, about 22 years of age, is said to have died a couple of miles south of the present site and was later buried on this site with the agreement between the early settlers and the father to care for the grave. It is said that this caravan then moved westward. The dates and the names are unknown, and this statement is controversial point between pioneers, who have taken the definite and different views on these facts.

2. FOUNDING "WILD ROSE" CEMETERY. Quoting Mrs. L. Carrington: "the founder of the cemetery so far as I know, was my father, John Wetmore. The land was bought from Charlie Bachelor for $ 15. per acre. Father collected small amounts of money, dimes, quarters, et. from people of the community, as times were hard and no one had much. He finished paying the final amount himself. "A.W. Hatfield is known to have contributed two dollars, according to his son. Cha. Armitage further stated that William Rarrick, Ben Flathers, E.F. Armitage and Joseph Woods had important parts along with Mr. Wetmore, whom Mr. Armitage states was the real "Father of the project". Mrs. L. Carrington further states that anyone that anyone who helped is getting the lot ready received a lot free. Both A. Armitage and George Flathers have emphasized the true pioneer spirit of friendship and mutual helpfulness behind this movement. Charlie Bachelor settled on Rock Creek in about 1867 and is buried on his own land. He planted some of the large pine trees that now exist in the old cemetery. W.N. Hatfield, son of A.W. Hatfield, still "carries on" being a member of the present board of trustees. W.N. Hatfield also has bought out the fact that the original cemetery was named "WILD ROSE CEMETERY".

3. PLATTING A BURIAL GROUND. W.N. Hatfield and George Flathers have stated that O. Plato platted both sections of the original cemetery. The original plat has been lost, borrowed or hidden and the exact date of platting is not available, but it thought to have been 1872. O. Plato was early resident of the Little Sioux Valley and lived midway between Correctionville and Anthon.

4. FIRST TRUSTEES. Mrs. L. Carrington that the first trustees were Ben Flathers and Joseph Woods. Mrs. Geo. Eisentraut, now 91 years of age, vividly recalls her arrival here in 1868 with her husband, Joseph Woods. Mrs. Eisentraut in now undoubtedly the oldest living pioneer in the Rock Branch Community.

5. FIRST BURIALS IN THE PLATTED CEMETERY. Quoting Mrs. L. Carrington; "Lettie Wells and her infant son were the first people buried there. She died at childbirth. The first burial was made at sundown, and after a rain. The hymns sung were "Rock of Ages" and "Nearer My God to Thee" (date probably March, 1873). My brother Johnnie, was killed by lightening, would of been the first burial there, but father had worked hard getting the cemetery that he couldn't stand the thought of his son buried out on the open prairie, so Johnnie was buried near Luck Valley, where some other people had been places." Mrs. L. Carrington further states the there were seven people buried that first year (probably 1873).

George Flathers has described briefly the burial of a child of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Weaver, the first child to be buried after the Wells infant. The description portrays Mr. Flathers as a small boy in the rear of his father's wagon and crossing the Wolf Creek valley through high wild hay during August, 1873. Mr. & Mrs. Weaver were early settlers in the district.

6. EARLY BURIALS Two pioneers who assisted with many early burials were A.W. Hatfield and Derm Ferguson, also later W.N. Hatfield and George Flathers. Mr. Ferguson during the seventies had a carpenter shop on his farm near Rock Branch. Here in this shop, assisted by A.W. Hatfield, many walnut coffins and cottonwood rough boxes were built. Yearly it is said Mr. Ferguson went to Little Sioux valley and cut down walnut trees, and had these sawed near Correctionville and later seasons in his home shop. Such was the procedure for burials during the pioneer days. Neighbors were very willing to help and Mr. Flathers states that in the early days, strangers cane into the new country, where they worked and sometimes died with no information given out before death and none asked after death. Mr. Flathers and Mr. Hatfield also emphasized the deep depth of frost encountered in the eighties and nineties, which ran as deep as five feet and six inches were encountered during 1936. Derm Ferguson in further remembered as a Civil War veteran, constable, ardent worker for prohibition and a builder of Correctionville's first school building.

7. THE DIPHTHERIA SCOURGE. W.N. Hatfiled and C. Armitage have described the diphtheria scourge that took a great tool of life during the pioneers' days. Mr. Hatfield estimates that 35 deaths occurred in Rutland Township at one time during a short period. All the children in some families were stricken. Mr. Armitage and Mr. Hatfield recalled in particular the Winterfelt deaths, five in number, all in one week and all buried at Fairfield cemetery at four funerals. The Petty family was also mention and a family that lived on what is no the Hopp farm two miles north of the Carrington corner. Mr. Hatfield mentioned that Ex-President Hoover lived on his farm (Hopp) as a small l child directly after or before this scourge. Mr. Armitage also mentioned the bad winter of 1880 - 81 with this added scourge.

8. THE HENRY BUSTAFF TRAGEDY. During August, 1883, occurred the burial at Fairfield cemetery of Henry Bustaff, a young German lad. This tragedy left a mystery in his homeland and likewise in Rock branch district. Today a white marble monument marks his grave far from this young man's home, friends and native country. Incidentally, when purchasing this monument was representative of the finest work in monument design (1883).

9 EARLY LAND CONTROVERSY. In early days (exact date not known) a controversy arose between Mr. Riley and his neighbors over land ownership. In exchange of shots Mr. Riley was killed and later buried at Fairfield cemetery

10. WAR VETERANS. Ten war veterans (1936) sleep at Fairfield cemetery. Nine of these men served in the Civil War and with the Union army. Vellorus Heath is believed to be the first soldier buried here. Mr. Heath died during October, 1891. His marble monument contains as excellent caving of the GA.R. Insignia. One World War veteran is buried in this cemetery. Someone has written "that no sleep is so graceful as a soldiers sleep". Fairfield Cemetery amid its rich agricultural setting well fulfills this author's views.

11. FINISH. One pioneer has said that Fairfield cemetery drew it's graves from as far east as the Little Sioux River, as far west as the West Fork and north to Kingsley and as far south as "Lucky Valley". These people did not choose wrong, nor did the original pioneers when they selected, this fine site. The present board of trustees and the sexton deserve praise for the fine and reverent care given this country burial ground. The dozens of fine monuments and markers of both past and present attest to the respect showed the deceased by their relatives and friends.

Written October 16, 1936.

Burial: April 1951, Fairfield-Rock Branch-Batchelor Cemetery in Wolf Creek Township, Woodbury County, Iowa

134. iii. WESLEY PAUL SADLER, b. 04 Oct 1952, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

iv. CAROL ANN SADLER, b. 24 Nov 1953.

v. BRIAN JOHN SADLER, b. 11 Jan 1956.

vi. STEVEN DALE SADLER, b. 26 Jul 1957.

135. vii. MERLE DEAN SADLER, b. 02 Jan 1959, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

136. viii. BRUCE BOYD SADLER, b. 19 Mar 1960, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

ix. GLEN ALAN SADLER, b. 15 Feb 1962.

88. PAULINE ELIZABETH5 CAMPBELL (MARIE IRENE WALLING4 GRAFFORD, MARY ANNA ISABELLE 'MAE'3 WALLING, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 15 Feb 1926 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married SYLVESTER JOHN HUSE in Fanwood, Union County, New Jersey. He was born 02 Dec 1923 in Witata, Iowa.

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Marriage: Fanwood, Union County, New Jersey

Children of PAULINE CAMPBELL and SYLVESTER HUSE are:

i. STEPHEN JOHN6 HUSE, b. 09 Oct 1951, Plainview, Union County, New Jersey.

ii. DAVID CAMPBELL HUSE, b. 03 Nov 1953, Plainview, Union County, New Jersey.

137. iii. JEFFRY JOHN HUSE, b. 19 May 1955, Plainview, Union County, New Jersey.

89. JAMES MAXWELL5 BAIRD (MARGARET JANETTE4 WALLING, JOSEPH ROBERT 'JOE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 12 Feb 1946 in Oakland, Alameda County, California. He married LAURA JEAN ULMER-BATES 23 Jun 1974 in San Francisco, California. She was born 26 May 1946.

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Marriage: 23 Jun 1974, San Francisco, California

Children of JAMES BAIRD and LAURA ULMER-BATES are:

i. MICHAEL JOSEPH6 BAIRD, b. 10 Jun 1977.

ii. ELIZABETH CHRISTINE BAIRD, b. 13 Jul 1978.

90. BRUCE PAUL5 BAIRD (MARGARET JANETTE4 WALLING, JOSEPH ROBERT 'JOE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 07 Jul 1948 in Alameda, Alameda County, California. He married KRISTEN LYNNE TARR 16 May 1981 in El Cajon, San Diego County, California. She was born 03 Dec 1947 in Berkeley, Alameda County, California.

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Marriage: 16 May 1981, El Cajon, San Diego County, California

Child of BRUCE BAIRD and KRISTEN TARR is:

i. DEVON ANNE6 BAIRD, b. 02 Sep 1983.

91. MARGARET JANETTE5 BAIRD (MARGARET JANETTE4 WALLING, JOSEPH ROBERT 'JOE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 11 Aug 1950 in Redding, Shasta County, California. She married WILLIAM REED HARRIS 06 Oct 1971 in Santa Ana, Orange County, California, son of WILLIAM HARRIS and AGNES ROSEMAN. He was born 10 Jul 1950 in Lynwood, Los Angeles County, California.

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Marriage: 06 Oct 1971, Santa Ana, Orange County, California

Children of MARGARET BAIRD and WILLIAM HARRIS are:

i. JOSEPH JOSHUA6 HARRIS, b. 28 Nov 1981.

ii. SANDRA SUE HARRIS, b. 22 Oct 1983.

92. RUTH LOUISE5 QUIRK (JEAN ISABEL4 WALLING, JOSEPH ROBERT 'JOE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 16 Jul 1953 in Oakland, Alameda County, California. She married MARK RAYMOND OSTROFF 22 Mar 1975 in Oakland, Alameda County, California. He was born 23 Nov 1952 in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California.

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Marriage: 22 Mar 1975, Oakland, Alameda County, California

Children of RUTH QUIRK and MARK OSTROFF are:

i. WILLIAM NORMAN6 OSTROFF, b. 03 Aug 1977.

ii. CHRISTINA JEAN OSTROFF, b. 13 Aug 1979.

iii. LAUREN SYDNEY OSTROFF, b. 21 Dec 1981.

93. EVA FRANCES5 WALLING (JOSEPH RALPH 'RALPH'4, JOHN PETER3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 12 Oct 1939 in Onawa, Monona County, Iowa. She married ROBERT MARVIN BRITTON 31 May 1958 in First Christian Church Onawa, Monona County, Iowa, son of MARVIN BRITTON and MERLE MORTENSON. He was born 15 Feb 1934 in Soldier, Monona County, Iowa.

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Marriage: 31 May 1958, First Christian Church Onawa, Monona County, Iowa

Children of EVA WALLING and ROBERT BRITTON are:

i. BRADLEY MARVIN6 BRITTON, b. 01 Jan 1962, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana; m. NATALIE RHOADES, 06 Apr 1985, Nashville, Brown County, Indiana; b. 18 Dec 1963, Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee.

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Marriage: 06 Apr 1985, Nashville, Brown County, Indiana

ii. BRIAN R. BRITTON, b. 16 Feb 1965, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana; m. QUIETA BETH HOPKINS, 31 May 1986.

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Marriage: 31 May 1986

94. JOAN LAVONNE5 JACKSON (GERTRUDE HELEN 'GERT'4 WALLING, JOHN PETER3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 22 Feb 1938 in Antioch, Contra Costa County, California. She married RICHARD EUGENE NOACK 24 Nov 1956 in St. Thomas, Aquinas Catholic Cathedral, Reno, Nevada, son of THEODORE NOACK and CHRISTINA DEL ROSSO. He was born 01 Jun 1935 in Antioch, Contra Costa County, California.

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Marriage: 24 Nov 1956, St. Thomas, Aquinas Catholic Cathedral, Reno, Nevada

Children of JOAN JACKSON and RICHARD NOACK are:

138. i. RICHARD LEE6 NOACK, b. 12 May 1957, Pittsburgh, Contra Costa County, California.

139. ii. DAVID EUGENE NOACK, b. 18 Jul 1958, Antioch, Contra Costa County, California.

iii. LAWRENCE THOMAS NOACK, b. 28 Aug 1960.

140. iv. GARY MICHAEL NOACK, b. 14 Aug 1961, Antioch, Contra Costa County, California.

95. LAWRENCE HARLEND 'LARRY'5 JACKSON (GERTRUDE HELEN 'GERT'4 WALLING, JOHN PETER3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 02 Apr 1940 in Antioch, Contra Costa County, California. He married (1) JOAN PAULETTE DODSON 22 Mar 1964 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Antioch, California. She was born 10 Sep 1942 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, and died 07 Jul 1974 in South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, California. He married (2) DIANA LUCIA MASELLI 22 Feb 1978 in Carmel, Monterey County, California. She was born 17 Jul 1948.

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Marriage: 22 Mar 1964, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Antioch, California

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Marriage: 22 Feb 1978, Carmel, Monterey County, California

Children of LAWRENCE JACKSON and JOAN DODSON are:

i. JOHN6 JACKSON, b. 18 Sep.

ii. KIM LENORE JACKSON, b. 05 Mar.

96. MICHEL CLAIR5 WHITE (MARGARET GERTRUDE4 WALLING, CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 04 May 1947 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married TERESA RENAE BUSH 04 Aug 1976 in Court House, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, daughter of RAYMOND BUSH and MARGARET BERRY. She was born in Tillamook, Tillamook County, Oregon.

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Marriage: 04 Aug 1976, Court House, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada

Children of MICHEL WHITE and TERESA BUSH are:

i. HEIDE LINELLE6 WHITE, b. 28 Apr 1971.

ii. MICHEL RYAN WHITE, b. 30 Sep 1973.

97. FRANK EUGENE5 WHITE (MARGARET GERTRUDE4 WALLING, CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 17 Nov 1949 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married KAREN KAYE WAYNE 27 Oct 1984 in Fall City Methodist Church, Fall City, King County, Washington, daughter of SAMUEL WAYNE and PATRICIA WILLIAMS. She was born 26 Sep 1956 in Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.

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Marriage: 27 Oct 1984, Fall City Methodist Church, Fall City, King County, Washington

Children of FRANK WHITE and KAREN WAYNE are:

i. TREVOR CHARLES6 WHITE, b. 21 Mar 1987.

ii. DAVID MATTHEW WHITE, b. 21 Mar 1987.

iii. MICHAEL WHITE.

98. BYRON JOSEPH5 WHITE (MARGARET GERTRUDE4 WALLING, CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 03 Dec 1951 in Correctionville, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married LINDA MARIE SCHWEND 12 Sep 1981 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tillamook, Oregon, daughter of ALBERT SCHWEND and SHIRLEY MARTIN. She was born 24 Jan 1957 in Salem, Marion County, Oregon.

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Marriage: 12 Sep 1981, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tillamook, Oregon

Children of BYRON WHITE and LINDA SCHWEND are:

i. KRISTY BRYNELLE6 WHITE, b. 16 Feb 1986.

ii. STACY MARSHELLE WHITE, b. 02 Feb 1988.

99. PATRICIA MARGARET5 WHITE (MARGARET GERTRUDE4 WALLING, CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 17 Oct 1953 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married RONALD JAY BEDIENT 20 Oct 1979 in St. Clare Catholic Church, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, son of LEMOYNE BEDIENT and ESTHER HERMANN. He was born 11 Oct 1951 in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon.

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Marriage: 20 Oct 1979, St. Clare Catholic Church, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Children of PATRICIA WHITE and RONALD BEDIENT are:

i. LISA MICHELLE6 BEDIENT, b. 05 Jun 1985.

ii. LINDSAY NICOLE BEDIENT, b. 08 Jun 1990.

100. ROBERT STEVEN5 WHITE (MARGARET GERTRUDE4 WALLING, CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 24 Oct 1955 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married LISA MARNELL NORBERG in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tillamook, Oregon. She was born 26 Apr 1957 in Tillamook, Tillamook County, Oregon.

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Marriage: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tillamook, Oregon

Children of ROBERT WHITE and LISA NORBERG are:

i. JARED CHRISTOPHER6 WHITE, b. 08 May 1981.

ii. MICHAEL COLBY WHITE, b. 31 May 1983.

iii. CAITLIN SARAH WHITE, b. 08 Mar 1988.

101. RALPH PAUL5 WHITE (MARGARET GERTRUDE4 WALLING, CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 15 Dec 1957 in Battle Creek, Ida County, Iowa. He married JOAN MARIE CARR 23 Aug 1980 in tillamook Methodist Church, Tillamook, Oregon, daughter of LOTT CARR and MARYJO BENFIELD. She was born 21 Nov 1955 in Tillamook, Tillamook County, Oregon.

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Marriage: 23 Aug 1980, tillamook Methodist Church, Tillamook, Oregon

Children of RALPH WHITE and JOAN CARR are:

i. DUSTIN TYLER6 WHITE, b. 02 Aug 1982.

ii. BRITTANY MARGARET WHITE, b. 25 Jul 1985.

102. LOIS EILEEN5 PETER (KATHRYN EVELYN4 WALLING, CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 08 Oct 1940 in Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married FRANK EUGENE NAVRKAL 15 Jun 1963 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa, son of FRANK NAVRKAL and JULIA CHALUPA. He was born 18 Aug 1941 in Wakefield, Dixon County, Nebraska.

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Marriage: 15 Jun 1963, St. Mary Catholic Church, Danbury, Woodbury County, Iowa

Children of LOIS PETER and FRANK NAVRKAL are:

i. BRIAN KEITH6 NAVRKAL, b. 20 Sep 1969.

ii. BRADLEY SCOTT NAVRKAL, b. 30 Jan 1973.

103. LAWRENCE JOSEPH5 PETER (KATHRYN EVELYN4 WALLING, CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 05 Aug 1942 in Liston Township, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married MARLYS ROSANN OAKLAND 08 Jul 1967 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Sioux City, Iowa. She was born 22 Nov 1946 in Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota.

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Marriage: 08 Jul 1967, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Sioux City, Iowa

Children of LAWRENCE PETER and MARLYS OAKLAND are:

i. OPAL KATHRYN6 PETER, b. 28 May 1970.

ii. MARC LAWRENCE PETER, b. 17 May 1971.

iii. CHERRAE PETER, b. 14 Sep 1973.

104. JEAN ANNETTE5 PETER (KATHRYN EVELYN4 WALLING, CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 19 Jul 1943 in Battle Creek, Ida County, Iowa, and died 11 Feb 1978 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married KENNETH A. DORALE 23 Dec 1961, son of ALBERT DORALE and HILDA CLAUSSEN. He was born 24 Jan 1943.

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Burial: 13 Feb 1978, Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa

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Marriage: 23 Dec 1961

Children of JEAN PETER and KENNETH DORALE are:

i. KATHRYN JEAN6 DORALE, b. 14 Jan 1963.

ii. JEFFREY DORALE, b. 04 Aug 1966.

iii. DAWN LYNN DORALE, b. Apr 1969.

iv. SCOTT DORALE, b. 19 Aug 1971.

105. RUTH EILEEN5 KING (ALICE IRENE4 WALLING, CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 06 Jul 1952 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married (1) TERRY RONALD GERNHART 25 Jan 1972 in St. James United Methodist Church, Sioux City, Iowa, son of RONALD GERNHART and LAVONNE MANGOLD. He was born 29 Oct 1949 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married (2) WILLIAM RICHARD BLENDERMAN 09 Jun 1984 in Morningside Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Iowa. He was born 09 Sep 1949 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

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Marriage: 25 Jan 1972, St. James United Methodist Church, Sioux City, Iowa

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Marriage: 09 Jun 1984, Morningside Lutheran Church, Sioux City, Iowa

Children of RUTH KING and TERRY GERNHART are:

141. i. TRACY LYNN6 GERNHART, b. 06 May 1972, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

ii. ADAM JAY GERNHART, b. 23 Jun 1977.

iii. SARAH ANN GERNHART, b. 04 Aug 1978.

106. CATHERINE ANN5 WALLING (RICHARD LOUISE4, CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 06 Aug 1961 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. She married SCOTT BELL.

Children of CATHERINE WALLING and SCOTT BELL are:

i. SOPHIA WALLING6 BELL, b. 23 Mar 1991.

ii. SARAH WALLING BELL.

107. DAVID WILLIAM5 WALLING (RICHARD LOUISE4, CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 25 Dec 1962 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. He married DEBRA LYNN FUQUA 05 Jan 1991 in Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of CLEVELAND FUQUA and FLORENCE ???. She was born 15 Jul 1962 in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.

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Marriage: 05 Jan 1991, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

Child of DAVID WALLING and DEBRA FUQUA is:

i. JESSICA LAUREN6 WALLING, b. 23 Mar 1991.

108. KAREN MAIRE5 WALLING (RICHARD LOUISE4, CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 07 Jul 1964 in Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colorado. She married RICHARD ANTHON MORAVEC 13 Oct 1990 in Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, son of RICHARD MORAVEC and SHIRLEY MCCORMICK. He was born 02 Sep 1965 in Hinsdale, Du Page County, Illinois.

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Marriage: 13 Oct 1990, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

Child of KAREN WALLING and RICHARD MORAVEC is:

i. ELLIOT RICHARD6 MORAVEC.

109. LYNN MICHELLE5 WALLING (RICHARD LOUISE4, CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 28 Jan 1966 in Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado. She married JOHN MONIAK.

Children of LYNN WALLING and JOHN MONIAK are:

i. SARAH6 MONIAK.

ii. PAUL MONIAK.

Generation No. 6

110. HELEN6 FLING (IRENE5 HEIMAN, ELIZABETH 'LIZZIE'4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 09 Aug 1931. She married WILLIAM NUTTER.

Children of HELEN FLING and WILLIAM NUTTER are:

i. DAVID CHARLES7 NUTTER, b. 03 Mar 1954.

142. ii. ELIZABETH SUE NUTTER, b. 17 May 1957.

iii. KATHRYN JEAN NUTTER, b. 06 Nov 1958.

iv. BRUCE WILLIAM NUTTER, b. 13 Jul 1961.

111. WILLIAM ARTHUR6 HEFNER III (OLGA MAE5 STALLMAN, IDA AUGUSTA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 07 Aug 1943 in Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas. He married JESSYE ELIZABETH STUBBLEFIELD 16 May 1968 in Bloomington, Texas. She was born 20 Aug 1945 in Anaheim, California.

Notes for WILLIAM ARTHUR HEFNER III:

Billy Hefner, Certified Appraiser of Farm Equipment

Several years ago I began studying farm and industrial equipment values as a hobby. Soon I begin getting requests from my friends to appraise, evaluate, and/or locate various equipment. As a result I started a part-time business.

I am currently active in various farm organizations and am farming and ranching at Garwood, Texas. I am a member of the American Society of Farm Equipment Appraisers. I have no dealership affiliation and make all my appraisal reports based on independent research from various resources and analyzed data. I have done bank loan appraisals, bankruptcy appraisals, divorce appraisals, insurance claims, estate appraisals, as well as general consulting. I also locate implements on request.

Background - - -1961 Graduate of Garwood High School, 1965 Graduate of Sam Houston State University, Post-graduate work at Texas A&M and Southwest Texas Universities, Former High-School math and science teacher, Life-time involvement in farming, ranching, and machinery operations.

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Marriage: 16 May 1968, Bloomington, Texas

Children of WILLIAM HEFNER and JESSYE STUBBLEFIELD are:

143. i. MICHAELANNE7 HEFNER, b. 17 Oct 1963, Victoria, Texas.

ii. TRAVIS GLEN HEFNER, b. 28 Apr 1966, Victoria, Texas; m. KATHY JANE SATURDAY, 26 Feb 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada; b. 28 Feb 1956, Ashtabula, Ohio.

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Marriage: 26 Feb 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada

iii. WILLIAM ARTHUR HEFNER IV, b. 20 Jun 1969, Victoria, Texas.

112. CYNTHIA ELOIS6 HEFNER (OLGA MAE5 STALLMAN, IDA AUGUSTA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 17 Jun 1947 in Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas. She married THOMAS GLEN BARNHILL 21 Mar 1970 in Garwood, Colorado County, Texas. He was born 21 Jul 1947 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

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Marriage: 21 Mar 1970, Garwood, Colorado County, Texas

Children of CYNTHIA HEFNER and THOMAS BARNHILL are:

i. THOMAS GLEN7 BARNHILL, b. 28 Jan 1974, Alvin, Texas; m. ANGELA KAREN KUBENA, 12 Aug 2000, College Station, Texas; b. 01 Nov 1975, Starkville, Mississippi.

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Marriage: 12 Aug 2000, College Station, Texas

ii. TERRY DEAN BARNHILL, b. 07 Feb 1977, Alvin, Texas.

113. MARILYN ESTELLE6 HEFNER (OLGA MAE5 STALLMAN, IDA AUGUSTA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 03 Jun 1954 in Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas. She married ROGER WARREN PRICE 12 Jun 1976 in Garwood, Colorado County, Texas. He was born 29 Aug 1950 in Greenville, Texas.

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Marriage: 12 Jun 1976, Garwood, Colorado County, Texas

Children of MARILYN HEFNER and ROGER PRICE are:

i. ROGER ANDREW7 PRICE, b. 02 Oct 1984, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

ii. WARREN ADAM PRICE, b. 26 Jan 1982, Longview, Texas.

iii. WHITNEY ARIN PRICE, b. 22 Mar 1980, Longview, Texas.

114. MICHAEL WAYNE6 STALLMAN (NED WILLIAM5, IDA AUGUSTA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 13 Jun 1951 in Columbus, Colorado County, Texas. He married PATRICIA JEAN TADE 12 Apr 1978 in St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Houston, Harris County, Texas, daughter of HERMAN TADE and HELEN STOCKING. She was born 02 Dec 1953 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.

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Christening: 24 Jun 1951, St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Columbus, Texas

Degree: 1973, Industrial Technology Texas A&M University

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Christening: 28 Nov 1954, Bonner Springs, Kansas

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Marriage: 12 Apr 1978, St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Houston, Harris County, Texas

Children of MICHAEL STALLMAN and PATRICIA TADE are:

i. ADAM WILLIAM7 STALLMAN, b. 01 Jan 1982, Houston, Harris County, Texas.

ii. DAVID HERMAN STALLMAN, b. 10 Feb 1983, Houston, Harris County, Texas.

115. PATRICIA MARIE6 STALLMAN (NED WILLIAM5, IDA AUGUSTA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 21 Feb 1963 in Columbus, Colorado County, Texas. She married BEN CHRISTEN 16 Jun 1984 in Weimar, Colorado County, Texas, son of MILROY CHRISTEN and BILLIE KONECNY. He was born 13 Nov 1956 in Weimar, Colorado County, Texas.

More About PATRICIA MARIE STALLMAN:

Christening: 03 Mar 1963, St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Columbus, Texas

More About BEN CHRISTEN and PATRICIA STALLMAN:

Marriage: 16 Jun 1984, Weimar, Colorado County, Texas

Children of PATRICIA STALLMAN and BEN CHRISTEN are:

i. CORY7 CHRISTEN, b. 12 Oct 1988, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas; d. 19 Sep 1996, St. Michael's Catholic School in Weimar, Texas.

ii. KATIE SUE CHRISTEN, b. 20 Apr 1999, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas.

116. EDRIE ELIZABETH6 FLOWERS (EDRIE ELANOR5 STALLMAN, ROSINA 'ROSIE' FREDERICKA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 14 Mar 1943. She married CHARLES BIERSCHWALE.

Child of EDRIE FLOWERS and CHARLES BIERSCHWALE is:

i. CHARLES LANE7 BIERSCHWALE, b. 04 Apr 1965.

117. DARRELL ALVIN6 STRUSS (ELMER ALVIN5, MATHILDE WILHEMINA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 02 Nov 1945 in Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas. He married MONIQUE THOMAS HOGGE 21 Oct 1978 in Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 116 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, daughter of LAURIER THOMAS and MRS. THOMAS.

Notes for DARRELL ALVIN STRUSS:

Darrell Struss highlights:

The Walnut bend Home Association, Inc. is a non-profit corporation responsible for enforcing all deed restrictions and providing services and amenities which enhance standards of health, safety and welfare in the community. The Board of Directors of the Corporation is composed of nine homeowners who donate their time and services without remuneration. Three Directors are elected for 3-year terms by the homeowners each year. The current Directors are:

Larry Pound, President Ricardo Escobar, Director

Craig Rench, Vice President Chuck Poteet, Director

Laura Jenkins, Secretary Darrell Struss, Director

DeDe Henning, Treasurer Jason Swiggart, Director

Tellef Tellepsen, Director

The Home Association office is located inside the Recreation Center at 10601 Briar Forest. The office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and Penny Macdonald, the Manager, will be happy to help you in any way possible.

The Board of Directors meets regularly on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Association’s office. Homeowners are welcome to attend these meetings but, because of the volume of business to be conducted, must submit a request in writing if they wish to be placed on the agenda.

The Home Association publishes an annual financial statement audited by a Certified Public Accountant for distribution to all residents together with a budget for the subsequent year at the annual General Meeting which is held on the second Monday in March.

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Marriage Notes for DARRELL STRUSS and MONIQUE HOGGE:

The reception following the wedding ceremonies was held on the patio of La Hacienda de los Morales Restaurant on 10440 Deerwood Drive in Houston, Texas.

More About DARRELL STRUSS and MONIQUE HOGGE:

Marriage: 21 Oct 1978, Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 116 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas

Children of DARRELL STRUSS and MONIQUE HOGGE are:

i. THOMAS7 HOGGE.

ii. MARK HOGGE.

118. SIDNEY ELMER6 STRUSS (ELMER ALVIN5, MATHILDE WILHEMINA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 11 Mar 1950 in Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas. He met BARBARA JEAN O'DELL 24 Jul 1976 in Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas, daughter of MILTON O'DELL and BERTIE SMITH. She was born 27 Oct 1947 in Austin, Travis County, Texas.

Notes for SIDNEY ELMER STRUSS:

Sidney Elmer Struss was born at 9:30 am on March 11, 1950, son of Elmer Alvin Struss and Dorothy Maureen Slaton, in Eagle Lake Community Hospital.

Sidney attended Eagle Lake Elementary and Middle Schools and graduated from Eagle Lake High School in May of 1968. Sidney received a Petroleum Engineering Scholarship from Texas A&M University, but because Darrell was attending, he did not want to have to go and clean his brother's shoes or do pushups and all that other stuff a Freshman does when entering A&M. So, he elected to go to Lamar State College of Technology where he majored in Nuclear Physics. His best friend from high school who was also on the football team with Sidney, Russell Konescheck, also attended and they were dorm roomates for half of 1968 and all of 1969. In 1970 Sidney transferred to Texas A&M University where he finished his education and graduated with a BS in December 1972.

Sidney's brother, Warren William Struss, graduated from Rice High School and attended Texas A&M when Sidney was a Senior. This was the first year of NFL Monday Night Football. As hard as it was for freshman attending college, the temptation of leaving campus and going over to a rent house where Sidney lived off campus on Monday nights and watching football did not help things. However, Warren gained numerous friends as it seemed that every Monday night, more and more of Warren's friends would leave their Freshman dormitories and head over to Sidney's place. It all worked out in the end as Warren successfully completed his degree in Parks and Recreation.

After graduation, Sidney's Uncle Leon Huebel, President of McCullough in Houston, Texas at the time, was able to get Sidney appointed his first job working as a wireline operator for Camco Wireline out of Houma, Louisiana. Sidney lasted only 3 months before he realized this wasn't why he went to school for almost five years. He came back to Houston in the Fall of 1972 and joined Seiscom Delta, a geophysical exploration company. His almost 20+ year career was holding the position of Chief Geophysicist, VP of Geophysics, and winner of numerous technical paper presentations. Projects worked on during the latter part of his career with Dresser Atlas were also submitted and patents were applied and received for downhole geophysical technology advancements.

Sidney won numerous awards before entering college in science and technology. Some of these were, Navy Award, Air Force Award, Army Award, NASA Award, Naval Science Cruiser Award, Grand Award on numerous occassions, and others.

Sidney married Barbara Jean O'Dell on July 24, 1976 in the Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas. Barbara's family is from Austin where her dad, Milton Berford O'Dell was a teacher at Austin High School for many years. He was also the Golf Coach where he coached Milton O'Dell, Jr., his son, Ben Crenshaw, and others to the state championships on several occasions. Sidney met Barbara Jean at the Winchester Club, a country-western dance hall in 1975.

Sidney lived in Bellaire West Community in southwest Houston for about 15 years where he volunteered and participated for several years on the board of directors for the Bellaire West Civic Improvement Association. He was President his last two years on the Board from 1985-1986.

In 1989 Sidney and Barbara feeling the crunch of low oil prices and many of the oil & gas exploration companies laying off thousands of employees, both quit their career jobs and headed to Austin, Texas to begin a new career. Sidney joined Temple-Inland Mortgage Corporation and Barbara joined the Texas Department of Transportation.

Upon arriving in Austin and not finding any companies that could use a good Geophysicist, Sidney did what helped him get through college and that was DJing for a local radio station, KOOL99. He also purchased sound equipment and operated a mobile DJ service called the KOOL99 Oldies Road Show. This has been successful all the way through 2001. Over the years Sidney also did some work on the air and as a mobile DJ for the Kountry Kat radio station and Oldies 103.5 FM who were still on the air in 2002.

To this marriage two girls were born, Vanessa Jean Struss and Stephanie Elise Struss.

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In February 2003, Elmer Struss, Sidney's father, passed away from heart failure. All four brothers gathered together to decide what to do with the family run business in downtown Eagle Lake. Sidney and his wife Barbara decided it was necessary to keep the doors open and elected to purchase from the brothers the business.

During his first year, Sidney noticed the economic development of the city has decreased significantly since he was raised in the community and elected to run for Mayor in 2004. His campaign was successful and Sidney Elmer Struss was elected by a wide margin over the incumbent, Renee Cooper Scott as the new Mayor. However, it took only four meetings and in June 2004, only six weeks of being in office, Sidney resigned due to conflicts with the city manager and the city council. Furthermore, unlike his father, Sidney was not allowed to run the city as a strong mayor form of government. So, as history will recall, Elmer Alvin Struss has gone down in history as the longest consecutive term as Mayor in history and Sidney Elmer Struss has the shortest term as Mayor.

What sparked the resignation of Sidney E. Struss was a gathering of councilman, city attorney and city manager in the council chambers without posting of such meeting 72 hours ahead of time. When I confronted the council, they became very embittered and went so far as to threaten Sidney Struss with a possible fine of $2,000 and possible jail time for going around and talking to council members one-on-one. Additionally, after urging the council to reconsider the letting of a bid for $185,000 to council member Mike Morales because there was only one bid, the council went against Mayor Sidney Struss's recommendation and let the bid to Mr. Morales. Mayor Struss again voiced his disappointment in the council for their letting the contract and their constant bickering and putting personal feeling in front of what was the best interests of the entire community.

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More About SIDNEY ELMER STRUSS:

Baptism: 14 Oct 1951, First Presbyterian Church of Eagle Lake, Texas

Degree: Dec 1972, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Elected: Sep 1985, President Bellaire West Community Improvement Association, Houston, Texas

Football: Bet. 1965 - 1968, Lettered and All District 1968 for Eagle Lake High School, Texas

Namesake: 11 Mar 1950, Named After His Mother, Dorothy Slaton's Brother and Father

Occupation: Bet. 1972 - 1988, Geophysicist in the Oil & Gas Exploration Industry

Occupation #2: Bet. 1983 - 1988, Chief Geophysicist Dresser Atlas, Dresser Industries

Outdoorsman: Bet. 1968 - 2002, Avid Duck & Goose Hunter & Guide & Fisherman

More About BARBARA JEAN O'DELL:

Degree: 13 May 2000, St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas

More About SIDNEY STRUSS and BARBARA O'DELL:

Single: 24 Jul 1976, Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas

Children of SIDNEY STRUSS and BARBARA O'DELL are:

144. i. VANESSA JEAN7 STRUSS, b. 18 Jan 1977, Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas.

145. ii. STEPHANIE ELISE STRUSS, b. 17 Nov 1979, Memorial SW Hospital, Houston, Harris County, Texas.

119. WARREN WILLIAM6 STRUSS (ELMER ALVIN5, MATHILDE WILHEMINA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 10 Aug 1953 in Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas. He married COLLEEN ELAINE STEHLE 20 Mar 1976 in Fredericksburg, Texas, daughter of FRED STEHLE and HELEN MEYER. She was born 17 Mar 1953 in Alice, Texas.

Notes for WARREN WILLIAM STRUSS:

WARREN WILLIAM STRUSS was born on August 10, 1953 in the Eagle Lake Community Hospital in Eagle Lake, Texas, a small 3,500 population community in Colorado County, Texas. He was the third son born to Elmer Alvin Struss and Dorothy Maureen Slaton.

Warren grew up in Eagle Lake his entire life and attended Eagle Lake Elementary, Eagle Lake High School and was part of the FIRST graduating class at the new Rice Consolidated High School in Altair, Texas.

As Elmer tried to get his sons Darrell and Sidney to either attend his alumni, The University of Texas or go to the Naval Academy, he thought he would be more convincing with Warren. However, Warren went against his Father's respectful request and enrolled in Texas A&M University in 1971 where his brother Sidney Struss was a senior.

It was difficult for Warren to do his studies on Monday nights in College Station because he found himself in Sidney's rent house behind the Ramada Inn feeding the chickens and watching some of the first televised NFL Monday night football games. Before long, it appeared that Warren was leading the entire Freshman class at A&M to Monday Night Football at Sidney's house. However, one night a week without studying did not seem to curtail Warren's ability to gain his Bachelor of Science degree at A&M. In May 1975, Warren graduated with a degree in Parks and Recreation. Warren found out real quick that all the chocolate milk he use to get at the A&M Dairy and bring to Monday Night Football was going to cost him a lot on the outside...

Upon graduating, his first job was with the Pedernales Falls State Park near Johnson City, Texas in Blanco County where he started as Assistant Park Superintendent. In March 1976 after a short courtship, he wed Colleen Elaine Stehle of Fredericksburg, Texas in Gillespie County. Colleen Stehle is the daughter of Frederick Oswald Stehle and Helen Josephine Meyer. Colleen was born on March 17, 1953 in Alice, Texas.

After Warren and Colleen had been married for about three years residing in a trailer house on the park premises, Warren found an opportunity to further his career ambitions with employment in the Parks and Recreation Department in Austin, Texas. It would be with the City of Austin that Warren will spend his entire career and retire.

On July 23, 1984, Warren and Colleen's first chid was born, Heather Lindsey Struss. On April 10, 1986, their second child was born, Brandon Michael Struss.

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The Bottom Line of Duty

Naked City

BY ROBERT BRYCE OF THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE

June 2, 2000:

They have a more dangerous job, cover more territory and work just as hard as any other cops, and for the privilege, they get paid less. But they die just as easily. The tragic Sunday afternoon shooting death of Park Police officer William Jones is a reminder of the perils police officers face every day. It's also a reminder that the city's long-neglected park policemen deserve to be paid and treated just like the regular APD officers who scoured the city in the hours after Jones died from three gunshot wounds in his chest and neck.

Jones' death has renewed discussions about restructuring the city's police units. Last year, City Manager Jesus Garza issued a report detailing the benefits and problems of folding the city's parks, airport, and municipal court police into APD. But despite support from the Austin Police Association, which represents the city's cops, the agencies have not been unified. Contacted on Tuesday, Park Police Chief Warren Struss didn't want to discuss issues like pay or organization. "With every critical incident, it is incumbent on us to look objectively at any changes necessary to safeguard the officers. We will be assessing those in the future," he said.

The bottom line is that William Jones didn't die because he was being paid less or wasn't as well-equipped as his counterparts at APD. He died because of happenstance and just plain bad luck. But that still doesn't justify paying him less than other officers who enforce the same laws and take the same risks.

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Austin Parks Foundation

Growing Partners for Parks

November 2004 Newsletter

Warren Struss Appointed Austin Parks & Recreation Director

Warren Struss was appointed City of Austin Parks and Recreation Director November 4th. He has been Acting Director since February 2004.

Warren Struss is a native Texan and a parks and recreation industry professional with 29 years experience. His career includes four years as a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Park superintendent and 25 years with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department.

The Austin Parks Foundation warmly congratulates Struss on his appointment and looks forward to continuing our partnership.

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More About WARREN WILLIAM STRUSS:

Confirmation: 27 Mar 1964, First Presbyterian Church of Eagle Lake, Texas

Degree: May 1975, Parks & Recreation, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Solo Flight: 22 Oct 1969, First Solo Flight in Cessna Airplane in Eagle Lake, Texas

More About WARREN STRUSS and COLLEEN STEHLE:

Marriage: 20 Mar 1976, Fredericksburg, Texas

Children of WARREN STRUSS and COLLEEN STEHLE are:

i. HEATHER LINDSEY7 STRUSS, b. 23 Jul 1984, Austin, Texas.

More About HEATHER LINDSEY STRUSS:

Baptism: 04 Nov 1984, Abiding Love Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas

ii. BRANDON MICHAEL STRUSS, b. 10 Apr 1986, Austin, Texas.

120. ROBERT WALLING6 HEFLIN (JO BETH5 WALLING, CHARLES HEINRICH4, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 28 Apr 1954 in Austin, Texas/Austin, Travis Co., TX. He married LUCY MARIE HAAS 15 Aug 1981 in Corpus Christi, Texas, daughter of FRED HAAS and JOSEPHINE POLASEK. She was born 10 Dec 1957.

More About ROBERT HEFLIN and LUCY HAAS:

Marriage: 15 Aug 1981, Corpus Christi, Texas

Child of ROBERT HEFLIN and LUCY HAAS is:

i. PATRICK WILSON7 HEFLIN, b. 17 Nov 1987, Houston, Texas.

121. PHILIP EUGENE6 HAYWORTH (EUGENE FRANCIS5, MARY RACHEL4 WALLING, HENRY FRANCIS3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 27 Jun 1952 in Anthon, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married STELLA M. ANKRUM in Elk Point, Union County, South Dakota.

More About PHILIP HAYWORTH and STELLA ANKRUM:

Marriage: Elk Point, Union County, South Dakota

Children of PHILIP HAYWORTH and STELLA ANKRUM are:

146. i. CURTIS EUGENE7 HAYWORTH.

ii. CHAD ALAN HAYWORTH.

iii. CHRISTOPHER HAYWORTH.

122. ROBERT WAYNE6 HAYWORTH (HERMAN THOMAS5, MARY RACHEL4 WALLING, HENRY FRANCIS3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 27 Nov 1955 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married MARTHA LEA ARNTZEN 23 Sep 1978 in Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois, daughter of LLOYD ARNTZEN and EVELYN HANSEN. She was born 02 Feb 1958 in Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois.

More About ROBERT HAYWORTH and MARTHA ARNTZEN:

Marriage: 23 Sep 1978, Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois

Children of ROBERT HAYWORTH and MARTHA ARNTZEN are:

i. JOSHUA ROBERT7 HAYWORTH, b. 28 Oct 1980.

ii. GARRETT REID HAYWORTH, b. 16 Dec 1985.

iii. COLLIN THOMAS HAYWORTH, b. 16 Feb 1988.

123. LINDA SUE6 HAYWORTH (HERMAN THOMAS5, MARY RACHEL4 WALLING, HENRY FRANCIS3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 02 Mar 1960 in Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa. She married GREGORY GLEN STRODE 15 Dec 1979 in Bartonville, Peoria County, Illinois. He was born 03 Jul 1957 in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois.

More About GREGORY STRODE and LINDA HAYWORTH:

Marriage: 15 Dec 1979, Bartonville, Peoria County, Illinois

Children of LINDA HAYWORTH and GREGORY STRODE are:

i. JARED STEVEN7 STRODE, b. 28 Jul 1981.

ii. ALISSA ANN STRODE, b. 13 Feb 1984.

iii. BETHANY BROOKE STRODE, b. 20 Jul 1989.

124. NANCY JOANNE6 HAYWORTH (HERMAN THOMAS5, MARY RACHEL4 WALLING, HENRY FRANCIS3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 06 Aug 1965 in Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa. She married DAVID SHAGO 28 Jun 1985 in Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois. He was born Feb 1966 in Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois.

More About DAVID SHAGO and NANCY HAYWORTH:

Marriage: 28 Jun 1985, Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois

Child of NANCY HAYWORTH and DAVID SHAGO is:

i. TYLER DAVID7 SHAGO, b. 20 Jul 1989.

125. REVA JANE6 VINING (BEATRICE LAVONNE5 WALLING, CYRIL AUGUSTUS4, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 16 May 1959 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married THOMAS CHRISTOPHER MERKL 17 Nov 1979 in Holy Family Catholic Church, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, son of ROBERT MERKL and KATHLEEN HART. He was born 12 Feb 1956 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado.

More About THOMAS MERKL and REVA VINING:

Marriage: 17 Nov 1979, Holy Family Catholic Church, Denver, Denver County, Colorado

Children of REVA VINING and THOMAS MERKL are:

i. BRANDON COLE7 MERKL, b. 10 Sep 1980.

ii. ALAINA CHRISTINE MERKL, b. 11 May 1985.

iii. BRYCE WESLEY MERKL, b. 21 Apr 1989.

126. RAELENE KAY6 VINING (BEATRICE LAVONNE5 WALLING, CYRIL AUGUSTUS4, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 30 Oct 1965 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado. She married JAMES ALLAN MORIN 15 Mar 1986 in Holy Family Catholic Church, Denver, Denver County, Colorado. He was born 30 May 1963 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado.

More About JAMES MORIN and RAELENE VINING:

Marriage: 15 Mar 1986, Holy Family Catholic Church, Denver, Denver County, Colorado

Children of RAELENE VINING and JAMES MORIN are:

i. LUCAS JAMES7 MORIN, b. 07 Sep 1989, Denver, Denver County, Colorado.

ii. SHAWNA RAE MORIN, b. 24 Jan 1989, Denver, Denver County, Colorado.

iii. SETH ADAM MORIN, b. 18 Apr 1990, Denver, Denver County, Colorado.

127. JULIA ANN6 KESSENICH (LOIS ANN5 WALLING, CYRIL AUGUSTUS4, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 18 Dec 1960 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married ROBERT DALE DEEVERS 03 Oct 1986 in Maitland Gardens, Maitland, Orange County, Florida. He was born 31 Dec 1957 in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa.

More About ROBERT DEEVERS and JULIA KESSENICH:

Marriage: 03 Oct 1986, Maitland Gardens, Maitland, Orange County, Florida

Children of JULIA KESSENICH and ROBERT DEEVERS are:

i. NICKLAUS ROBERT7 DEEVERS, b. 14 May 1987, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas.

ii. SUZANNE MARIE DEEVERS, b. 26 Mar 1989, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas.

128. MARK ANTHONY6 KESSENICH (LOIS ANN5 WALLING, CYRIL AUGUSTUS4, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 11 Dec 1961 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married GINA MARIE VENTIECHER 22 Apr 1983 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Carroll, Iowa, daughter of RALPH VENTIECHER and BARBARA CARLSON. She was born 30 Nov 1962 in Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa.

More About MARK KESSENICH and GINA VENTIECHER:

Marriage: 22 Apr 1983, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Carroll, Iowa

Child of MARK KESSENICH and GINA VENTIECHER is:

i. MELISSA MARIE7 KESSENICH, b. 09 Nov 1983.

129. PAUL JOHN6 KESSENICH (LOIS ANN5 WALLING, CYRIL AUGUSTUS4, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 28 Apr 1963 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married PEGGY SUE PICK 16 May 1987 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Remsen, Plymouth County, Iowa, daughter of JAMES PICK and CLEO HAUPERT. She was born 09 May 1965 in Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa.

More About PAUL KESSENICH and PEGGY PICK:

Marriage: 16 May 1987, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Remsen, Plymouth County, Iowa

Child of PAUL KESSENICH and PEGGY PICK is:

i. MCKENZIE CLEO7 KESSENICH, b. 10 Jan 1991.

130. GERALD CYRIL6 KESSENICH (LOIS ANN5 WALLING, CYRIL AUGUSTUS4, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 27 Mar 1965 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married JOAN DENISE POWERS 10 Sep 1988 in Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa, daughter of ROBERT POWERS and MONA FOSS. She was born 04 Apr 1967 in Blair, Washington County, Nebraska.

More About GERALD KESSENICH and JOAN POWERS:

Marriage: 10 Sep 1988, Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa

Children of GERALD KESSENICH and JOAN POWERS are:

i. MITCHELL ROBERT7 KESSENICH, b. 23 Aug 1989.

ii. ADRIANNE MAE KESSENICH, b. 21 May 1991.

131. DAVID PATRICK6 WALLING (RONALD DAVID5, CYRIL AUGUSTUS4, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 17 Mar 1969 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado. He married MISSY CARMEL SIMMONS 04 Aug 1990 in Backyard by a Baptist Minister, Denver, Colorado, daughter of GEORGE SIMMONS and YVONNE WHITE. She was born 12 Mar 1966 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado.

More About DAVID WALLING and MISSY SIMMONS:

Marriage: 04 Aug 1990, Backyard by a Baptist Minister, Denver, Colorado

Child of DAVID WALLING and MISSY SIMMONS is:

i. JASON GREGORY7 WALLING, b. 26 Mar 1988.

132. MICHELLE RAE6 WALLING (DENNIS JOSEPH5, CYRIL AUGUSTUS4, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 30 Apr 1978 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married THANE JOHNSON.

Child of MICHELLE WALLING and THANE JOHNSON is:

i. COLE ANTHONY7 JOHNSON, b. 16 Mar 2001, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa; d. 22 Mar 2001, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

Notes for COLE ANTHONY JOHNSON:

COLE ANTHONY JOHNSON, 6 day old son of Thane and Michelle (Walling) Johnson of Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa died Thursday, March 22, 2001 at Omaha, Nebraska. Private family services were held on Saturday, March 24, at the Odebolt Cemetery, Odebolt, Sac County, Iowa. Baby Cole was born March 16, 2001 in Sioux City, Iowa. Those surviving, and left to cherish his memory include his parents, Thane and Michelle, his maternal grandparents, Dennis and Julie Walling of Anthon, and maternal Great-grandparents Victor and Mae Baker of Kingsley, Iowa; his paternal grandparents, Fred and Jane Johnson of Spirit Lake, Iowa, paternal great-grandmother Jeanette Johnson of Mapleton, Iowa and great-great-grandmother Frieda Stehr of Odebolt, Iowa, along with several Aunts and his Uncle Travis Walling. Cole was preceded in death by his paternal uncle Cade Johnson.

Burial: March 24, 2001, Odebolt Cemetery, Odebolt, Sac County, Iowa

133. KENDRA KATHLEEN6 WALLING (ROBERT PATRICK5, MAURICE WILLIAM4, CHARLES ALBERT 'CHARLIE'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 23 Jul 1965 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. She married (1) DEYO SWARTZ 09 Nov 1985 in Cranberry, Ocean County, New Jersey, son of DEYO SWARTZ and NANCY LEE. He was born 07 Mar 1966 in Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey. She married (2) CHRISTOPHER GRACE 30 Jan 1988 in East Windsor, Mercer County, New Jersey. He was born 24 May 1954 in New York, New York County, New York.

More About DEYO SWARTZ and KENDRA WALLING:

Marriage: 09 Nov 1985, Cranberry, Ocean County, New Jersey

More About CHRISTOPHER GRACE and KENDRA WALLING:

Marriage: 30 Jan 1988, East Windsor, Mercer County, New Jersey

Child of KENDRA WALLING and DEYO SWARTZ is:

i. DEYO7 SWARTZ, b. 19 Dec 1985.

Child of KENDRA WALLING and CHRISTOPHER GRACE is:

ii. DESIRE7 GRACE, b. 15 Apr 1989.

134. WESLEY PAUL6 SADLER (DOROTHY MARY5 CAMPBELL, MARIE IRENE WALLING4 GRAFFORD, MARY ANNA ISABELLE 'MAE'3 WALLING, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 04 Oct 1952 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married MARGE SANDERSON.

Child of WESLEY SADLER and MARGE SANDERSON is:

i. LEVI TASHA7 SADLER, b. Sep 1981.

135. MERLE DEAN6 SADLER (DOROTHY MARY5 CAMPBELL, MARIE IRENE WALLING4 GRAFFORD, MARY ANNA ISABELLE 'MAE'3 WALLING, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 02 Jan 1959 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married DAWN LOUISE STAPLES 14 Dec 1984 in At Home of Dawn's Sister, Denver, Denver County, Colorado. She was born 16 Apr 1958 in Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

More About MERLE SADLER and DAWN STAPLES:

Marriage: 14 Dec 1984, At Home of Dawn's Sister, Denver, Denver County, Colorado

Child of MERLE SADLER and DAWN STAPLES is:

i. GRANT7 SADLER, b. 16 Jun 1985.

136. BRUCE BOYD6 SADLER (DOROTHY MARY5 CAMPBELL, MARIE IRENE WALLING4 GRAFFORD, MARY ANNA ISABELLE 'MAE'3 WALLING, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 19 Mar 1960 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He married SHELLY DAWN MCCOY 04 Apr 1981 in Climbing Hill, Woodbury County, Iowa. She was born 04 Jan 1961 in Onawa, Monona County, Iowa.

Notes for BRUCE BOYD SADLER:

Climbing Hill, Iowa is located in Woodbury County and sits east and south of the Westfork River. It is approximately 20 miles SE of Sioux City and 10 miles south of Moville.

Fishing and hunting are popular outdoor activities. There are several casinos in nearby communities. Climbing Hill is very close to the Loess Hills scenic roadways.

The agricultural emphasis is corn, soybeans, cattle and hogs.

Climbing Hill in an unincorporated village established since 1867.The post office was originally located on top of the hill straight east of town. The people had to climb the hill to get their mail, thus came the name "Climbing Hill".

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Marriage: 04 Apr 1981, Climbing Hill, Woodbury County, Iowa

Children of BRUCE SADLER and SHELLY MCCOY are:

i. MELISSA JOY7 SADLER, b. 15 Mar 1982.

ii. LINSEY MARIE SADLER, b. 15 Nov 1984.

137. JEFFRY JOHN6 HUSE (PAULINE ELIZABETH5 CAMPBELL, MARIE IRENE WALLING4 GRAFFORD, MARY ANNA ISABELLE 'MAE'3 WALLING, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 19 May 1955 in Plainview, Union County, New Jersey. He married AUDREY LOUISE BLAUBREIER 11 Apr 1981 in Stamford, Delaware County, New York. She was born 21 Sep 1955.

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Marriage: 11 Apr 1981, Stamford, Delaware County, New York

Children of JEFFRY HUSE and AUDREY BLAUBREIER are:

i. JUSTIN JEFFRY7 HUSE, b. 29 Dec 1985, Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York.

ii. STEPHEN CHARLES HUSE, b. 22 Sep 1987, Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York.

iii. HANNAH MARIE HUSE, b. 17 May 1991, Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York.

iv. JOHANNA GRACE HUSE, b. 10 Aug 1995, Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York.

v. DAVID JOSHUA HUSE, b. 06 Apr 1998, Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York.

138. RICHARD LEE6 NOACK (JOAN LAVONNE5 JACKSON, GERTRUDE HELEN 'GERT'4 WALLING, JOHN PETER3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 12 May 1957 in Pittsburgh, Contra Costa County, California. He married TAMI LYNNE HEINZ 24 Jun 1978 in St. Teresa Catholic Church, South Lake Tahoe, California, daughter of JULIUS HEINZ and CAROLE DOLAN. She was born 20 Mar 1958 in Prosser, Benton County, Washington.

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Marriage: 24 Jun 1978, St. Teresa Catholic Church, South Lake Tahoe, California

Children of RICHARD NOACK and TAMI HEINZ are:

i. RICHARD STEVEN7 NOACK, b. 19 Aug 1981.

ii. TIFFANY ANN NOACK, b. 24 Aug 1986.

139. DAVID EUGENE6 NOACK (JOAN LAVONNE5 JACKSON, GERTRUDE HELEN 'GERT'4 WALLING, JOHN PETER3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 18 Jul 1958 in Antioch, Contra Costa County, California. He married (1) LYNDA GENINE KARWEDSKY 29 Sep 1979 in St. Theresa Catholic Church, South Lake Tahoe, California, daughter of ROBERT KARWEDSKY and GEERTJE AKERBOORN. She was born 23 Sep 1959 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York. He married (2) KAREN LUCILLE ROA 27 Jul 1986 in Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, daughter of PAUL ROA and MARLYS BARNES.

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Marriage: 29 Sep 1979, St. Theresa Catholic Church, South Lake Tahoe, California

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Marriage: 27 Jul 1986, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada

Child of DAVID NOACK and LYNDA KARWEDSKY is:

i. JOSHUA DAVID7 NOACK, b. 04 Mar 1981.

Child of DAVID NOACK and KAREN ROA is:

ii. DAVID MICHAEL7 NOACK, b. 14 Aug 1988.

140. GARY MICHAEL6 NOACK (JOAN LAVONNE5 JACKSON, GERTRUDE HELEN 'GERT'4 WALLING, JOHN PETER3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 14 Aug 1961 in Antioch, Contra Costa County, California. He married BECKY LOUISE BROOKS 07 Oct 1984 in Vallejo, Solano County, California, daughter of E. BROOKS and HELEN PARMELEE. She was born 17 Jan 1963 in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa.

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Marriage: 07 Oct 1984, Vallejo, Solano County, California

Child of GARY NOACK and BECKY BROOKS is:

i. MICHELLE LOUISE7 NOACK.

141. TRACY LYNN6 GERNHART (RUTH EILEEN5 KING, ALICE IRENE4 WALLING, CORNELIUS WILLIAM 'WILL'3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 06 May 1972 in Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. She married DEAN GREGORY SCHAUB 31 May 1997 in Memorial Baptist Church, Killeen, Bell County, Texas, son of KENNETH SCHAUB and TERESA DYSON. He was born 25 Sep 1973 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas.

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Marriage: 31 May 1997, Memorial Baptist Church, Killeen, Bell County, Texas

Child of TRACY GERNHART and DEAN SCHAUB is:

i. DYSON KING7 SCHAUB, b. 07 Jun 2000, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas @ Baylor University Medical Center.

Notes for DYSON KING SCHAUB:

How Dyson King Schaub got his name -- using his grandmothers' maiden names.

His paternal grandmother, Teresa Jo Dyson Schaub.

His maternal grandmother, Ruth Eileen King.

Christening: July 15, 2001, Memorial Baptist Church, Killeen, Bell County, Texas

Generation No. 7

142. ELIZABETH SUE7 NUTTER (HELEN6 FLING, IRENE5 HEIMAN, ELIZABETH 'LIZZIE'4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 17 May 1957. She married BARRY EDWARD BURKHOLDER.

Children of ELIZABETH NUTTER and BARRY BURKHOLDER are:

i. JEFFREY MICHAEL8 BURKHOLDER.

ii. DAVID BRUCE BURKHOLDER.

143. MICHAELANNE7 HEFNER (WILLIAM ARTHUR6, OLGA MAE5 STALLMAN, IDA AUGUSTA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 17 Oct 1963 in Victoria, Texas. She married CHARLES RUSSELL TREFNY 18 Jun 1988 in Garwood, Colorado County, Texas. He was born 12 Feb 1957 in Weimar, Colorado County, Texas.

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Marriage: 18 Jun 1988, Garwood, Colorado County, Texas

Child of MICHAELANNE HEFNER and CHARLES TREFNY is:

i. JESSYE ELIZABETH8 TREFNY, b. 17 Aug 1998, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas.

144. VANESSA JEAN7 STRUSS (SIDNEY ELMER6, ELMER ALVIN5, MATHILDE WILHEMINA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 18 Jan 1977 in Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas. She met ROBERT DAVIS Mar 2004 in Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas.

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Baptism: 01 Apr 1984, First Presbyterian Church in Eagle Lake, Texas

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Single: Mar 2004, Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Texas

Children of VANESSA STRUSS and ROBERT DAVIS are:

i. HALEY DAWN STRUSS -8 BASS, b. 03 Jun 1996, Austin, Texas.

ii. ALEXANDRA DAVIS, b. 01 May 2007, St. David's Hospital, Austin, Texas.

145. STEPHANIE ELISE7 STRUSS (SIDNEY ELMER6, ELMER ALVIN5, MATHILDE WILHEMINA4 WALLING, JOHANN BENEDICT PELKOW3, BENJAMIN 'BEN' BERNARD2, HERMAN BERNARD1) was born 17 Nov 1979 in Memorial SW Hospital, Houston, Harris County, Texas. She married DAVID WAYNE PRATHER II 10 Apr 1999 in Austin, Travis County, Texas. He was born 25 Aug 1979.

More About STEPHANIE ELISE STRUSS:

Baptism: 01 Apr 1984, First Presbyterian Church in Eagle Lake, Texas

Divorced: 2001, Austin, Travis County, Texas

Separated: 25 Dec 2000, Austin, Travis County, Texas

Notes for DAVID WAYNE PRATHER II:

David Wayne Prather II never worked much at a full time job during the marriage of he and Stephanie. After he was caught "messing" around one Christmas Eve, Stephanie finally called it quits.They were divorced in 2002.

However, in 2007, being behind in over $12,000 in child support payments, went to the Judge and said he wanted to turn all rights of the children over to Stephanie. The Judge was about to place David in Jail for 180 days. The Court Order ordered that David's name be strictened from the birth certificate. He "sold" all rights to the children, including his ever being their biological father for the price of $12,000.

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Marriage: 10 Apr 1999, Austin, Travis County, Texas

Children of STEPHANIE STRUSS and DAVID PRATHER are:

i. ALYSSA NICOLE8 STRUSS, b. 25 Oct 2000, Austin, Travis County, Texas.

ii. DYLAN JAMES STRUSS, b. 21 Dec 2001, Austin, Travis County, Texas.

146. CURTIS EUGENE7 HAYWORTH (PHILIP EUGENE6, EUGENE FRANCIS5, MARY RACHEL4 WALLING, HENRY FRANCIS3, HERMAN HENRY2, HERMAN BERNARD1) He married NYLA UHL.

Notes for CURTIS EUGENE HAYWORTH:

Grace Hayworth would like to announce the birth of her little sister, KATIE JANE HAYWORTH. Katie was born on December 5, 2001 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Proud Parents are Curtis & Nyla (Uhl) Hayworth of Sioux Falls. Grandparents are MARY UHL of Oto and PHIL & STELLA HAYWORTH of Anthon. Great Grandparents are BOB & ALMA GREEN and EUGENE & BONNIE HAYWORTH all of Anthon.

Children of CURTIS HAYWORTH and NYLA UHL are:

i. GRACE8 HAYWORTH, b. 26 Jul 1999.

ii. KATIE JANE HAYWORTH, b. 05 Dec 2001.