Thomas Sanford lived in Fairfield, Connecticut in the parish of Stratfield. He and his wife Hannah were admitted to full communion in the First Church of Fairfield, 21 Dec 1712. In 1699, he divided with his brother Ezekiel, their father's long lot stretching up into Redding, and settled there. He removed to Wallingford, Meriden Parish before 1739 and returned to Fairfield before 1750. He and his sons owned land in Stratford and different parts of Fairfield, some of which were in what afterwards became became the town of Easton. His will, probated 6 Dec 1757, in Fairfield, mentions his children, wife, and others. The court appointed his sons, Ebenezer, of Fairfield, and Thomas, of Stratford, administers of his estate 27 Jun 1757. (Fairfield Public Records)spouse: >Stevens, Hannah Middlebrook\?\ (1679 - 1755)
Thomas Sanford Genealogy c., 1911, p. 102
Thomas Sanford (3-37) research indicates two possible dates of death. The other record says he died 18 Oct 1731. He was not mentioned in the settlement of Zachariah Sanford's estate in 1713. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 98-99).spouse: >
Thomas Sanford (3-22) had no children. His will dated 3 Feb 1724-5, names wife Rebecca, sister Hannah Wright, deceased, and her sons James and Jonathan of Durham, Ct., children of brother Samuel of Newtown, viz: eldest son Nathaniel and Samuel.spouse: >Barnes, Rebecca (>1688 - )
Thomas Sanford Family History c., 1911, p. 93
Thomas Sanford moved from New Jersey to Urbana, New York where he engaged in farming.spouse: >Wood, Amelia (>1772 - )
Thomas Sanford and his wife, Jane Scott, had three children: John, David, and Thomas Sanford.spouse: >Scott, Jane (>1812 - )
Thomas Sanford (1-1) first appeared in the Town Records of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Dorchester was settled in 1630, but no lands were allotted until 3 April 1633. It is now a part of Boston and called South Boston and Dorchester. The town records begin 16 Jan 1632. The first settlers were prior to 1636 were one hundred and thirty eight in number, and Thomas Sanford was one of them. He was made a Freeman on 9 March 1637. This right or title conferred upon the holder the right of suffrage and also an advantage in the division of lands. The principal qualification for this position was church membership in a Congregational church. Much reference is made in the notes as to the term "freeman". A freeman was required to be of godly walk and conversation, required to be at least twenty years of age, to take the Freeman's Oath of allegiance to the government of Massachusetts, to be worth £200, to hold office if elected or pay a fine of forty shillings, to vote at all elections or pay same fine.spouse: >Meadows, Dorthea (1610 - 1640)
He was allotted land in Dorchester in 1635. He entered into an agreement to look after the town cows for the season of 1635 and 1637. It is believed that he married in Dorchester and this his first two children were born there. It is also believed that he stayed there until after April, 1640, when the parcel of land was granted to him that had been previously only "booked" to him. He was surely in Milford in January, 1642, when he joined the church. His third child, Mary, is recorded in the records of the First Church of Milford as having been born in January 1641.
Milford land records indicate that he was allotted land there beginning in 1643. His name appears in other instances over the years as late as 1680. They indicate that he bore his part and was held in the good opinion of this neighbors, that he was a frugal and industrious citizen, which was shown by the amount of his estate, appraised 21 Oct 1681, soon after his death at over £450. Two of his sons, Ezekiel and Samuel became quite wealthy for those times. Records indicate that he could read, write, and "cast accompts (accounts)." His will shows him to have been a prosperous, successful man, of a kindly and generous nature and of exceptional character.
Thomas Sanford Genealogy c., 1911, pp. 60-82
Thomas Sanford arrived in the colonies with his younger brother Andrew and his uncle, Andrew Warner, in 1632 at Dorchester, Massachusetts. He sailed on the ship Arabella as part of the Winthrop Fleet. Many ships over many months came as a part of that activity. He, one brother and their uncle, traveled as single men. He married Dorothea Meadows in Dorchester and they had two children. She died shortly after. He married Sarah Meadows and they set out for Hartford, Connecticut, where some of his relatives had settled, then went on to Milford, Connecticut, where they made their home and had more children. They became an important part of that community by owning property and being very active in both church and civic affairs. They were considered among the founders of Milford, Connecticut. All but the first two children were born at Milford and the parents were buried there. He was married to Sarah Meadows in 1641 in Dorchester. There are no stones marking their graves. The oldest stone marker is 1726, Mrs. Samuel Sanford. Maid Sara Whitlock is mentioned in his will. (Source: Elizabeth Wallace)
John Sanford, San Jose, CA (June, 1996)
Additional information on the ancestors of Thomas Sanford is located on Brøderbund World Family Tree, Volume 8, Pedigree #3331. This provides a vital link to Nicholas deSandford and his spouse, Alice Botilier. Alice is a descendant of Henry II, King of England, and links the Sanford family with the royal families of the United Kingdom and other royal families on the continent.
Dennis BeMent (August, 1997)
An excellent published record of the Sanford Family in America is available in some libraries entitled: Thomas Sanford Genealogy - The Emigrant to New England, 1610-1910 by Carlton E. Sanford, Potsdam, New York; c., 1911, The Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vermont. This is a two volume set consisting of 1612 pages and over 18,000 Sanford descendants. One known set is located at the Orlando Public Library, Orlando, Florida. Reference numbers are included for many of the descendants as assigned from the original publication. In order to provide an efficient reference to that publication the following is an interpretation of that reference: 4-141/110 would indicate David Sanford, who was of the fourth generation, individual #141, with the first reference of him in the original publication located on page 110. A reprint of the above 1911 book is also available from the Higginson Book Company in Salem, Massachusetts.
There appears to be considerable confusion in ascertaining all of the pertinent information on Thomas as there were other Sanford's that emigrated to American and many others by the name Thomas. The author of the book, Carlton E. Sanford, indicates that Thomas' first two (of seven) children were born in Dorchester and the other five in Milford. He does not, however, acknowledge that the first two children were from a first wife as indicated in some later records. Carlton Sanford indicates that Thomas was not a part of the Winthrop Fleet. Later records indicate that he was in fact part of one of those crossings.
Dennis BeMent (November, 1997)
Thomas Andrew Sanford, Jr. (2-5) was a freeman in 1669 and was allotted land in 1680. The allotments were determined by the number of heads in the family and the amount of taxable estate, four acres being given for each head and one acre for each 5 of taxable property. He having seven in his family and a taxable estate of £59 and 10 shillings, received forty acres. In the drawing, his lots fell on the east side of the East River in what was first called North Farms, afterward Parish of North Haven and in 1786 became the town of North Haven, CT.spouse: >Paine, Elizabeth (~1645 - )
In 1721 he deeded forty acres to his son Samuel, two pieces to his grandson William, and to his son John all his estate personal and real, wherein the son John agreed to well, comfortably and honorably maintain "me and my wife so long as we shall live and give a comely and decent burial to our bodies, and to pay at my death to my daughter Anna Abbot £4, to my daughter Sarah Beach £5 and to my grand-daughter Elizabeth Huminston £8". He left no will nor is there any record of his death.
Thomas Sanford Genealogy c., 1911, pp. 93-94
The descendants of Thomas A. and Elizabeth (Paine) Sanford are further researched on Brøderbund World Family Tree, Volume 13, Pedigree #2862.
Washington LaFayette Sanford (8-5799) was a First Lieutenant in Company I, 14th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers. He resided in Chana, Illinois. He had no children by his first marriage, and seven to his second marriage. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 900).spouse: >Scarlet, Adelia (1824 - 1857)
Wilbur Fiske Sanford graduated from Wesleyan University in 1867; studied theology and medicine from 1867 to 1876; was graduated from the School of Medicine, Boston University, in 1878, and has practiced medicine ever since. He later resided at the National Soldiers' Home in Tennessee. [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 12, Ed. 1, Tree #1522, Date of Import: 25 Jul, 1998]
William Sanford (6-1026), sometime after his marriage, removed to Castleton, Vermont where he was town representative and held other offices of trust. He and his wife had nine children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 183, 277)spouse: >Tuttle, Betsey (1796 - 1877)
William Sanford (7-2444) moved to Ohio in 1817, and in 1819 married (1) Malvina Hubbell and after her death (2) Lydia Lowe in 1828. He was a man of considerable influence and was celebrated for his great physical strength. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c, 1911, p. 514).spouse: >Hubbell, Malvina (>1794 - 1823)
William Sanford moved to Ohio with his brother Sheldon. He married (1) Malvina Hubbell and had two children with her. After her death, he married (2) Lydia Lowe (??). He was a resident of Bloomfield Township since at least 1819. Bloomfield was first part of Knox County, the Morrow County. In 1820, William taught school in Bloomfield Township, then later built both a saw mill and grist mill. (Source: Thomas L. Hooker, October 1997).
William Henry Sanford (8-5798) was married, name unknown, and had three children. He and his brother removed to Ogle County, Illinois and to California in 1850, where he died shortly thereafter. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 899)
William Payne Sanford (8-5793) was a successful farmer in Iowa, where he moved in 1854. He owned 520 acres of land. He and his wife had five children. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 899)spouse: >Espy, E. J. (>1830 - )
William Riley Sanford (7-2296) went, in 1852, to England, France, Spain and Germany and imported cattle and sheep, being for many years a widely known and successful stock raiser.spouse: >Bascom, Emily (1806 - 1881)
He served in the State Legislature as a Representative and Senator in 1853-4 and 1857-8. He had seven children, all born in Orwell, Vermont.
Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy c., 1911, pp. 486-487
Willis D. Sanford (9-10246) was educated at Batavia High School, from which he was graduated. He was elected Mayor of Batavia, New York for seven terms, police justice for six terms, and Alderman two terms. He also was a member and official in several fraternal societies.spouse: >Dulmage, Ella M. (1856 - 1903)
While digging in his garden he came upon the bones of a mastodon that died several thousand years ago and which the ages since had kindly covered with soil. The bones were close together. A tooth with ten prongs was in perfect condition. Some of the vertebrae measured seventeen inches wide and ten inches thick with a bore for the spinal cord four and one-half by three inches. He thought that any man with such a backbone could run for President.
Thomas Sanford Genealogy c., 1911, pp. 859, 1196-1197
Zachariah Sanford (3-39) died unmarried. His estate was settled by a writing filed in New Haven Probate Court 19 May 1713, between his brothers and sisters, viz.: Samuel Sanford, Mrs. Mary Ashbourne, Ephraim, and Nathaniel Sanford. (Source: Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, p. 99).
Harold Sawyer was a student at Amherst College in 1914.
Alma was a housewife and also cooked in some restaurants and at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Bob worked as a farm hand. Alma and Bob are buried in Hope Cemetery in rural Manson, Calhoun Co., Iowa.spouse: >Friesner, Robert Eugene (1900 - 1973)
Alvin died at 2 ½ months old of crib death. He is buried in the Peter Simon Schertz family plot at Rosehill Cemetery in Manson, Calhoun Co., Iowa.
Anna had a very rough life. She lost her second husband, William Walker in a tragic accident while expecting her second child; and then lost that child several weeks after his birth. Her home burned down, she was placed in a state hospital due to head injuries obtained in an accident when her team of horses ran away. She died in The Peoria State Hospital, Peoria Co., Illinois. William's grandfather, George E. Walker, was also the great-great grandfather of George Herbert Walker Bush, former President of the United States. William, a farmer from Lilly, Illinois, was killed near Danvers while attempting to board a departing train for home. He lost his footing and fell under the train. William had previously been married to (1) Meda Puterbaugh on February 20, 1884; and had three children with her.spouse: >Hagaman, Newton (~1867 - )
Arthur moved from Manson, Iowa around 1930 Tiffon, Iowa and did odd jobs and was a hired hand on a farm. He and his older brother, Oliver Schertz, died a day apart and received a double funeral service at the Manson Mennonite Church.spouse: >Rhodes, Ada (~1905 - )
Catherine and Henry were farmers and Mennonites. None of their children married. Anna Marie Bachman compiled the information for the original (first edition) Schertz Family Tree completed in 1963. Anna taught piano lessons and was a devout church worker, and died at 96 years of age.spouse: >Bachman, Henry (1854 - 1936)
Catherine graduated from Minier Community High School in 1932; and was a Licensed Practical Nurse at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. She is buried in the Schertz Family Plot in Minier, Tazewell Co., Illinois.spouse: >Reynolds, Gordon James (1916 - 1986)
CHRISTIAN SCHERTZ (1795-1857) was born in France and migrated with his family to the United States in 1831 from the Alsace Lorraine region of France; and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He died in McLean County, Illinois at 62 years of age. His brother Joseph died in the Napoleon/Russian Campaign about 1812; Andrew and Peter stayed in France. Christian married Margaret Ebersole (1797-1876) and had six children, all born in France.spouse: >Ebersole, Margaret (1797 - 1876)
Dorothy graduated from Minier Community High School in 1941; and later operated a beauty shop out of her home in Minier for over thirty-five years. Dorothy is buried in the cemetery at Minier, Tazewell Co., Illinois.spouse: >private
Edwin C. Schertz was born the eighth child of Peter G. (1826-1891) and Maria "Mary" A. (Augspurger) Schertz (1834-1911). Edwin was born November 18, 1872 in Danvers Twp., McLean Co., Illinois and died January 12, 1945 in Minier, Tazewell Co., Illinois, at 72 years of age. Edwin married Catherine "Katie" Louise Saltar on June 11, 1902 at her family home in Bloomington, McLean Co., Illinois.spouse: >Saltar, Catherine Louise (1878 - 1958)
Edwin bought a threshing machine in 1899 and had a crew that worked area farms, and was later a carpenter in the Macomb area. Edwin was living in Mackinaw with his sister, Anna, and her husband, E.F. Rutledge in 1900 (census). Edwin was a carpenter by trade and started a building contractor business in 1902; and in 1928 expanded into the heating and plumbing business, all in Minier, Illinois. All of the Schertz children, except for Edwin C. were born at the Schertz home, or the temporary "home in the street", while the new home was being built at 201 West Olive Street in Minier, Illinois. The temporary home was then relocated to 610 North Maple Avenue in Minier where Eddie and Marge Schertz later lived. Edwin and Catherine are buried in the cemetery in Minier, Illinois.
During the early years of their marriage Edwin and Kate took in a child by the name of Flora Royce. She was a neighbor child and the daughter of John and Estella Royce. Flora was born August 24, 1904, and had an older brother, Russell Royce, born September 22, 1902. Her mother died on or about December 1, 1905 with her father being unable to care for her. Her father went to court to grant letters of administration and guardianship to Edwin C. Schertz. The guardianship papers were signed August 27, 1907 with Edwin as principal, and John Royce and Anna Alma Schertz Walker as sureties. Edwin was granted guardianship from 1908-1919. Her father later remarried and Flora moved back with him in the Peoria area around 1915. Nothing else is known about this individual.
Eddie co-owned the Schertz Electric Co. in Minier with his brother George from 1934 until his death in 1956. Marge continued to work at the store until about a year prior to George selling the store in the mid-1970's. Eddie is buried in the Schertz Family Plot at the Minier Cemetery. (Source: Marge Schertz, 1996)spouse: >private
Elizabeth Schertz married David Augspurger as his second wife about six months after the death of his first wife, Magdalena Unsicker. Shortly after their marriage (about 1851-52) they left Ohio, possibly to McLean County, Illinois. Her brother, Peter G. Schertz, moved there from Ohio in 1867-68 with his wife and their first six children.spouse: >Augspurger, David (~1823 - 1895)
Elsie moved with her family to Iowa in 1902, and to Manson, Iowa in 1905. After the death of her mother in 1916 she helped her father in the home and worked in the Manson community. At the age of thirty-one she moved to Indianapolis, Indiana to make her new home. She worked for over fifteen years for Indiana Bell Telephone Company in the company cafeteria. She was a member of the Mennonite Church in Manson, and later affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Indianapolis.
Carl served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and farmed thereafter. Elva grew up on various farms in Sac County. She taught country school in Sac County until she started working as auto registrar in the treasurers office in the Sac County Court House. Elva was a cook in the Rembrandt School Kitchen, dressed Turkeys at Vilas Turkey Packing Plant, and then as a kitchen aid in the Buena Vista Manor. Both Carl and Elva are buried in Storm Lake Cemetery at Storm Lake, Buena Vista Co., Iowa.spouse: >Stevens, Elva Maxine (1919 - 1995)
Ethel moved to Peoria, Illinois after her graduation in 1934 from Minier Community High School and worked at a department store there. She briefly enlisted as a Navy Wave during World War II, but was discharged for health reasons. She met with an untimely death in a trolley car accident while on the way to her surprise 28th birthday party. She is buried in the Schertz Family Plot in Minier, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
Fannie had 13 brother/sister according to the History of McLean Co., IL, and her parents were members of the Mennonite Church.spouse: >Burkey, Fred (1858 - 1916)
George co-owned the Schertz Electric Co. in Minier with his brother Eddie from 1934 through 1956; and then as sole owner until he sold the store on January 1, 1973 and later relocated to Arkansas. He also served as Mayor of the Village of Minier (Illinois) from 1958-1964. George is buried in the Schertz Family Plot at the Minier Cemetery.spouse: >private
Gertrude and Wilbur lived in rural Armington, Tazewell Co., Illinois where they owned and operated a farm. Gertrude and Wilbur are buried at the cemetery in Minier, Tazewell Co., Illinois.spouse: >Morgan, Wilbur (1906 - 1965)
Henry was a hotel proprietor (Census of 1900); and a plumber at his own shop; Fern was his bookkeeper; and he owned his own home without mortgage (Census of 1910). He later farmed at Rochester, Fulton Co., Indiana and owned Schertz Hardware in Rochester from 1918-1920. Henry had three children, second child born was a male, name unknown, likely died shortly after birth, and probably born between 1895-1903.spouse: >Schwarzentruber, Mary Ann (1868 - 1941)
Homer died of crib death and was buried in the Schertz family plot at Rosehill Cemetery in Manson, Calhoun Co., Iowa.
JOHN SCHERTZ, was born about 1765 in France and had two brothers, Joseph and Peter; and two sisters. Both Sisters were Sisters of Charity. John married Anna Engel and had six children, all born in France.spouse: >Engel, Anna (>1765 - )
Otto operated a sawmill in Beardstown, Illinois before moving to Meto (a suburb of Little Rock, Arkansas) Pulaski Co., Arkansas where he owned and operated a sawmill. He later owned the Dixie Lumber Company in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and both his sons, Lyle and Virgil worked with him.spouse: >Jones, Catherine Bell (1886 - 1918)
Catherine died in a flu epidemic in 1918 just two months after the birth of her last child. The three young daughters (Fern Elizabeth, Mary Anna, and Catherine Rose "Kay") were raised by their mother's sister, Desdemorelda (Jones) Schaeffer Peck, in Beardstown, Illinois. The brothers were raised in Little Rock, Arkansas by their father.
Otto later married (2) Bertha Vaughn. Bertha was born on May 24, 1882 and died in March 1974 in Little Rock, Arkansas at 91 years of age. Bertha was married previously and had several children by that marriage. No children were born to this marriage.
Joseph Schertz descendants were located on Brøderbund World Family Tree, Volume 14, Pedigree #3336.spouse: >Baughman, Barbara (1829 - 1908)
Joseph is buried at Imhoff Cemetery in Congerville, McLean Co., Illinois and shares the same headstone as his parents.
LeRoy was injured and died as the result of an accident while playing with a horse on the family farm.
Lyle L. and his brother, Virgil Otto dropped the ‘t' from the Schertz name, and that descendant line now goes by the spelling "Scherz". Lyle was a mechanic by trade. He and Virgil later operated the lumber company started by their father until they later sold it.spouse: >Womack, Florence (~1908 - ~1990)
Mable moved with her family to Iowa in 1902, and to Manson, Iowa in 1905. After the death of her mother in 1916 she helped her father raise the other children. Mable was raised a Mennonite, joined the church at age 16, and remained a very devout and staunch Mennonite all her life. She never married and worked for many years in a restaurant as a salad maker, baby sat church children, and knitted bandages for missions. She moved to Downey, California in 1940 and lived there until returning to Manson, Iowa in 1981. Funeral services were conducted at the Mennonite Church in Manson, Iowa and she was buried in the family plot in Rosehill Cemetery in Manson, Calhoun Co., Iowa.
Albert, and both his sons, Earl and Louis were farm laborers.spouse: >Garber, Albert A. (1867 - 1932)
Mary was a homemaker and never worked outside the home. Lee was buried at Shrine Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indianapolis Co., Indiana.spouse: >Moran, Charles (1909 - 1939)
Mayme and William were both Mennonites. William was a factory electrician in 1920 (census).spouse: >Burns, William L. (1877 - 1952)
Oliver moved from Manson, Iowa around 1930 to work in the oil fields in California. At the time of his death he was working as a gardener in Modesto, California. He and his younger brother, Arthur Louis Schertz, died a day apart and received a double funeral service at the Manson Mennonite Church. Both Oliver and Arthur are buried at Fort Dodge Memorial Gardens.spouse: >Horsch, Lavina L. (1901 - 1998)
Paul's middle name at birth was "Emil", but he preferred to use "Amil". He was affectionately known by everyone in Minier as "Pup". He graduated from Minier Community High School, was a board member for the Illinois Sheet Metal Association, and was a licensed plumber. Paul operated the plumbing and heating department at Schertz Electric Co. until he formed his own plumbing company (P.H.D. + Co.) with his wife and son in 1965. Helen graduated from Goodfield High School. Both Paul and Helen are buried at the cemetery in Minier, Tazewell Co., Illinois.spouse: >Crossman, Helen Virginia (1914 - 1981)
Peter G. Schertz was born to Christian and Margaret (Ebersole) Schertz. Peter had several brothers and sisters. Christian Schertz migrated with his family to the United States in 1831 from the Alsace Lorraine region of France and first settled in Lancaster County, PA.spouse: >Augspurger, Maria A. (1834 - 1911)
Peter was a farmer and had a harvesting crew while in Ohio in addition to operating a ferry there for a year; his occupation in Illinois was farming and carpentry. Peter was an Amish Mennonite and his funeral was at the Mennonite Church in Congerville, McLean Co., Illinois. He was buried in the Imhoff Cemetery in south rural Congerville, later joined by his beloved wife Mary. Peter and Mary had ten children, the first six being born in Butler Co., Ohio, and the last four being born in Danvers Township, McLean, Co., Illinois.
Mary was born in Meininger, Germany; and came with her mother, Catherine Heiser (1814-1891) to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and later to Trenton, Butler County, Ohio where she and Peter married on May 23, 1856. She and Peter lived there until 1869 when they moved to McLean County, Illinois and settled near Danvers, Illinois.
Mary's grandfather, the Reverend Jacob Augspurger (1786-1846) was ordained a Bishop in 1830, and was one the first Mennonite ministers in Butler County, Ohio. Reverend Jacob Augspurger performed the marriage of his son Jacob Augspurger (1813-1867) to Catherine Heiser on July 29, 1838 in Madison Township, Butler County, Ohio. Jacob then adopted Marie "Mary" A. Heiser, in addition to Jacob and Catherine having eight children of their own.
Peter moved from Illinois to Havelock, Iowa in 1902, and then in 1905 to a farm south of Manson, Iowa in Calhoun County where he was a farmer, and trapped Muskrat during the winter months. Pauline was the daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Martin) Naffziger of Minier, Tazewell Co., Illinois. Both Peter and Mary were Mennonites. Many of the descendants of Peter Simon Schertz are buried in the family plot in Rosehill Cemetery in Manson, Calhoun Co., Iowa.spouse: >Naffziger, Pauline Barbara (1878 - 1916)
Both twins were buried in the same grave in the Schertz Family Plot in Rosehill Cemetery in Manson, Calhoun Co., Iowa.
Both twins were buried in the same grave in the Schertz Family Plot in Rosehill Cemetery in Manson, Calhoun Co., Iowa.
Ralph was born on the family farm and purchased the farm after his parents death. This remained his home and farming his vocation until a fall from the corn crib in the autumn of 1976. He remained active in farming until his death by assisting his daughter, Marvis, and her husband as they made their transition from a military career to that of farming. He was raised a Mennonite, but at the time of his marriage was a member of the St. Paul American Lutheran Church. Lotte came to the United States with her mother and two brothers when she was eight years old. She was employed as a domestic maid in Des Moines for several years and later worked as a dietitian at the Good Samaritan Center in Manson, Iowa. Lotte had been previously married to (1) Benarr A. Fisher. Ralph adopted both Karen and Marvis about six months after he and Lotte were married. Ralph and Lotte are buried in Rosehill Cemetery in Manson, Iowa.spouse: >Heinze, Lieselotte Annette (1912 - 1989)
DeAnne graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a degree in music. She taught piano, organ and accordion lessons; and lived and died a very faithful witness for Jesus Christ.
Emma Schod's last name may have been Schad or Sched.spouse: >Augspurger, Peter (1858 - )
Magdalena's last name may have been Schick.spouse: >Augspurger, David D. (1852 - 1935)