Larry Dettbarn

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FatherMyron Clair Dettbarn (March 21, 1922 - October 26, 2009)
MotherDorothy A. Ewoldt
Larry Dettbarn is the son of Myron Clair Dettbarn and Dorothy A. Ewoldt

Dale Steinkamp

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FatherLeonard G. Steinkamp (January 7, 1921 - February 24, 1981)
MotherLynette C. Schultes (August 25, 1921 - December 2, 2008)
Dale Steinkamp is the son of Leonard G. Steinkamp and Lynette C. Schultes

Family

Phyllis Mae Ludwig
Children 1.Adam J. Steinkamp (March 11, 1982 - April 9, 2003)
 2.Tessa Marie Steinkamp (February 6, 1985 - April 5, 1998)
 3.Chase Thomas Steinkamp

Phyllis Mae Ludwig

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FatherNorbert Henry Ludwig (September 29, 1915 - December 1, 1984)
MotherEvelyn M. Tiefenthaler (March 31, 1922 - May 28, 2006)
Phyllis Mae Ludwig is the daughter of Norbert Henry Ludwig and Evelyn M. Tiefenthaler

Family

Dale Steinkamp
Children 1.Adam J. Steinkamp (March 11, 1982 - April 9, 2003)
 2.Tessa Marie Steinkamp (February 6, 1985 - April 5, 1998)
 3.Chase Thomas Steinkamp

Dean Steinkamp

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FatherLeonard G. Steinkamp (January 7, 1921 - February 24, 1981)
MotherLynette C. Schultes (August 25, 1921 - December 2, 2008)
Dean Steinkamp is the son of Leonard G. Steinkamp and Lynette C. Schultes

Dana Bluml

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FatherLawrence W. Bluml (July 5, 1937 - December 6, 2010)
MotherFaye (Mrs. Larry) Bluml
Dana Bluml is the daughter of Lawrence W. Bluml and Faye (Mrs. Larry) Bluml

Mary Anna Naberhaus

F, (February 21, 1883 - December 10, 1968)
Mary Anna (Naberhaus) Nieland (1883-1968). Photo from Pat Poeppe Metzger.
FatherHeinrich August Naberhaus1 (February 8, 1848 - August 31, 1882)
MotherAngela Wempe1 (June 26, 1860 - September 14, 1938)
Birth*21 February 1883Mary Anna Naberhaus was born on 21 February 1883, at Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of Heinrich August Naberhaus and Angela Wempe.1 
Name Variation1884 As of 1884, Mary Anna Naberhaus was also known as Boeckman known as Boeckman after the marriage of her mother to Moritz Boeckman. 
Marriage*9 February 1904She married Frank Joseph Nieland, son of John Henry Nieland and Anna Margaretha Berning, on 9 February 1904, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa.2 
Death*10 December 1968Mary Anna Naberhaus died on 10 December 1968, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 85. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Breda News, Breda, Iowa.
Mary Anna (Mrs. Frank) Nieland
BREDA - Requiem mass for Mrs. Frank Nieland, 85, lifelong Breda resident, will be celebrated at 10:30 Friday morning in St. Bernard Church here by the Rev. John C. Doherty. Interment will be at the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Nieland died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at St. Anthony Hospital, where she had been a patient for ten days.

Friends may call at the Twit Funeral Home in Carroll starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The rosary will be recited there at 8 and 8:45 p.m. Wednesday and at 3, 8 and 8:45 p.m. Thursday.

Mrs. Nieland was the former Mary Angela Naberhaus, daughter of August and Angela Wempe Naberhaus Boeckman. She was born at Breda Feb. 21, 1883, and received her education here. On Feb. 9, 1904, she married Mr. Nieland in St. Bernard Church, with the late Rev. Gerhard H. Luersmann performing the ceremony. After their marriage the couple lived on a farm three miles north and two-thirds mile west of Breda until moving into Breda in 1951. Mrs. Nieland was a member of St. Bernard Church and the Christian Mothers Rosary Society.

Surviving are eight children: Sr. M. Anthusa (Cecelia), St. Michael Home, LaCrosse, Wis; Mrs. A. J. (Julia) Poeppe, Emmetsburg; Norbert of Breda; Mrs. Alois (Elinor) Vonnahme, Carroll; Arnold, Auburn; Richard, Fonda; Mrs. William (Marie) Reineke, Breda; and Mrs. Marion (Genevieve) Whitcher, West Union; also 26 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Two sisters, Mrs. Anna Schulte of Early and Mrs. Lena Roth of Fordyce, Neb; and two brothers, Ben and August Boeckman, both of Breda, also survive.

Mrs. Nieland was preceded in death by her husband, an infant daughter, a grandchild, a sister, Mrs. Regina Weinandt; and four brothers, George Naberhaus and Tony Boeckman, and two others in infancy.3
 
Burial*She was buried at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Frank Joseph Nieland (November 23, 1879 - April 1, 1962)
Marriage*9 February 1904She married Frank Joseph Nieland, son of John Henry Nieland and Anna Margaretha Berning, on 9 February 1904, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa.2 
Children 1.Julia Nieland (February 17, 1905 - February 17, 1905)
 2.Cecilia Angela Nieland (March 10, 1906 - April 3, 1972)
 3.Julia Florina Nieland+ (July 17, 1908 - May 14, 1997)
 4.Norbert George Nieland (February 7, 1911 - August 25, 2005)
 5.Elinor Anna Nieland+ (March 12, 1913 - June 1, 2002)
 6.Arnold Morice Nieland+ (December 1, 1915 - January 12, 2011)
 7.Richard August Nieland+ (April 2, 1918 - February 27, 1994)
 8.Marie Tarcissa Nieland (March 23, 1921 - July 7, 1999)
 9.Genevieve Dolores Nieland+ (October 22, 1923 - November 29, 2010)

Citations

  1. [S9] Frank Nieland Family Genealogy, Genealogy Report, 2004 Pat & Howard Metzger Collection.
  2. [S5] Centennial Committee, St. Bernard Parish, Breda, Iowa 1880-1980.
  3. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
    ,December 11, 1968.

Julia Nieland

F, (February 17, 1905 - February 17, 1905)
FatherFrank Joseph Nieland (November 23, 1879 - April 1, 1962)
MotherMary Anna Naberhaus (February 21, 1883 - December 10, 1968)
Death*17 February 1905Julia Nieland died on 17 February 1905, at Carroll County, Iowa. 
Birth*17 February 1905She was born on 17 February 1905, at Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of Frank Joseph Nieland and Mary Anna Naberhaus
Burial*Julia Nieland was buried at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa

Julia Florina Nieland

F, (July 17, 1908 - May 14, 1997)
Julia Nieland Poeppe
FatherFrank Joseph Nieland (November 23, 1879 - April 1, 1962)
MotherMary Anna Naberhaus (February 21, 1883 - December 10, 1968)
Birth*17 July 1908Julia Florina Nieland was born on 17 July 1908, at Breda, Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of Frank Joseph Nieland and Mary Anna Naberhaus
Marriage*15 January 1929Julia Florina Nieland married Albert John Poeppe, son of George August Poeppe and Helena Rebecca Wernimont, on 15 January 1929, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Census*1930Julia Florina Nieland appeared on the census of 1930 at Carroll County, Iowa; Julia (21) is enumerated on a farm in Kniest Township with her husband Albert (28) and daughter Dolora (4/12). They are renting their farm and have a radio.2 
Death*14 May 1997She died on 14 May 1997, at Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa, at age 88. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Emmetsburg Democrat, Emmetsburg, Iowa.
Julia F. Poeppe
A funeral service for Julia F. Poeppe will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 19, 1997, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Emmetsburg.

Mrs. Poeppe, 87, a native of Breda, died Wednesday, May 14, 1997, at PARC Hall in Emmetsburg.

Burial will be in St. John Cemetery at Emmetsburg.

She was born July 17, 1908, at Breda, a daughter of Frank and Mary (Naberhaus) Nieland, and attended rural school near Breda.

She and Albert J. "Pat" Poeppe were married Jan. 15, 1929, at Breda. The Poeppes farmed in the Carroll area until 1947, when they bought a farm near Emmetsburg. In 1973 they moved into Emmetsburg. Mrs. Poeppe was a member of Holy Family Parish and CDA.

Survivors include eight children: Dolora Brincks of Carroll, Wayne Poeppe of Eagleville, Mo., Fern Dobbins of Moorhead, Minn., Kenneth Poeppe of Emmetsburg, Phyllis Lindsey of Laurens, Dale Poeppe of Emmetsburg, Patricia Metzger of Estherville and Zeline Gappa of Emmetsburg; 37 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Norbert Nieland of Carroll and Arnold Nieland of Auburn; and three sisters: Eleanor Nees of Carroll, Marie Reineke of Carroll and Genevieve Lammers of West Union.

Mrs. Poeppe was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert, on Nov. 25, 1976; a daughter, Sister Anita Poeppe, FSPA; two sisters: Sister Anthusa Nieland, FSPA and one in infancy; a brother, Richard Nieland; a grandson, Donald Poeppe; and a great-granddaughter, Taylor Sharp.3
 
Burial*19 May 1997She was buried on 19 May 1997, at St. John Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa

Family

Albert John Poeppe (February 23, 1902 - November 15, 1976)
Marriage*15 January 1929She married Albert John Poeppe, son of George August Poeppe and Helena Rebecca Wernimont, on 15 January 1929, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Children 1.Dolora Marie Poeppe+
 2.Anita Cecilia Poeppe (December 25, 1930 - July 31, 1995)
 3.Wayne Joseph Poeppe+
 4.Fern Martha Poeppe+ (July 30, 1934 - July 14, 2016)
 5.Kenneth Albert Poeppe+
 6.Phyllis Isabelle Poeppe+
 7.Dale George Poeppe+ (September 7, 1943 - August 9, 2012)
 8.Patricia Opal Poeppe+
 9.Zeline Ann Poeppe+

Citations

  1. [S9] Frank Nieland Family Genealogy, Genealogy Report, 2004 Pat & Howard Metzger Collection.
  2. [S54] 1930 Federal Population Census,, Iowa, Carroll, Kniest, District 20 page 4A.
  3. [S214] Emmetsburg Reporter/Democrat, Emmetsburg, Iowa, May 16, 1997.

Albert John Poeppe

M, (February 23, 1902 - November 15, 1976)
Albert John "Pat" Poeppe
FatherGeorge August Poeppe (April 23, 1863 - January 26, 1936)
MotherHelena Rebecca Wernimont (September 24, 1871 - July 22, 1965)
Birth*23 February 1902Albert John Poeppe was born on 23 February 1902, at Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa. 
He was the son of George August Poeppe and Helena Rebecca Wernimont
Name Variation Albert John Poeppe was also known as A. J. 
Name Variation Albert John Poeppe was also known as Pat. 
Census*1910He appeared on the census of 1910 at Carroll County, Iowa; Albert (8) is enumerated in Kniest Township with his parents, George A. (47) and Lena (38) on a farm. They have been married 20 or 26 years and have 7 of 9 children living. The children are George (18), Tessa (16), Theo. (12), Martha (10), Albert, Isabell (6) and Collette (3). George is listed as a German immigrant and all the children and Lena were born in Iowa. 
Marriage*15 January 1929He married Julia Florina Nieland, daughter of Frank Joseph Nieland and Mary Anna Naberhaus, on 15 January 1929, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Death*15 November 1976Albert John Poeppe died on 15 November 1976, at Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa, at age 74.2 
Burial*18 November 1976He was buried on 18 November 1976, at St. John Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Emmetsburg Reporter/Democrat, Emmetsburg, Iowa.
Albert John Poeppe
EMMETSBURG - Albert John Poeppe, 74, of 404 Harrison, Emmetsburg, died at his home here on Monday, Nov. 15. He had retired as a farmer in 1973 and had previously lived in Carroll County. He had resided in Palo Alto County since 1947.

Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Emmetsburg with the Rt. Rev Msgr. C.E. Farrelly officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery under the direction of the Martin-Bails Funeral Home of Emmetsburg. Friends may call at the Martin-Bails Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. The rosary will be recited Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Mr. Poeppe, son of George and Helen Wernimont Poeppe, was born on Feb. 23, 1902 at Mt. Carmel. His marriage to Julia Nieland took place on Jan. 15, 1929 at Breda.

Surviving with his wife are six daughters, Mrs. Delbert (Dolora) Brincks of Carroll, Sr. Anita Poeppe of Dedham, Mrs. Ken (Fern) Dobbins of Morehead, Minn., Mrs. Roger (Phyllis) Hanish of Laurens, Mrs. Howard (Patricia) Metzger of Estherville, Mrs. Thomas (Zeline) Mosbach of Lake View; three sons, Wayne of Graettinger, Kenneth and Dale Poeppe, both of Emmetsburg. Also surviving are 31 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; one brother, Theodore Poeppe of Mt. Carmel; three sisters, Mrs. J.R. (Teresa) Neumayer of Compton, Calif., Mrs. A.J. (Martha) Rettenmaier of Kansas City, Kan., And Mrs. Erwin (Colette) Stork of Emmetsburg.

Mr. Poeppe was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, three sisters and two infant sisters.3
 

Family

Julia Florina Nieland (July 17, 1908 - May 14, 1997)
Marriage*15 January 1929He married Julia Florina Nieland, daughter of Frank Joseph Nieland and Mary Anna Naberhaus, on 15 January 1929, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Children 1.Dolora Marie Poeppe+
 2.Anita Cecilia Poeppe (December 25, 1930 - July 31, 1995)
 3.Wayne Joseph Poeppe+
 4.Fern Martha Poeppe+ (July 30, 1934 - July 14, 2016)
 5.Kenneth Albert Poeppe+
 6.Phyllis Isabelle Poeppe+
 7.Dale George Poeppe+ (September 7, 1943 - August 9, 2012)
 8.Patricia Opal Poeppe+
 9.Zeline Ann Poeppe+

Citations

  1. [S9] Frank Nieland Family Genealogy, Genealogy Report, 2004 Pat & Howard Metzger Collection.
  2. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 480-42-9657.
  3. [S214] Emmetsburg Reporter/Democrat, Emmetsburg, Iowa, November 17, 1978.

Max Major Pappe

M, (December 28, 1917 - February 24, 2002)
Max Major Pappe (1917-2002). Photo from Elaine Pappe Lawson.
FatherArthur Pappe (September 27, 1889 - February 2, 1971)
MotherViolet Major (May 23, 1888 - January 3, 1979)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*28 December 1917Max Major Pappe was born on 28 December 1917, at Kingfisher, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma. 
He was the son of Arthur Pappe and Violet Major
Marriage*18 November 1943Max Major Pappe married Mildred Rose Wittrock, daughter of Joseph Nichols Wittrock and Rose Walburga Nieland, on 18 November 1943, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. 
Death*24 February 2002Max Major Pappe died on 24 February 2002, at Cathedral City, San Bernardino County, California, at age 84; Mr. Pappe was cremated. 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Kingfisher Times, Kingfisher, Oklahoma.
Max Major Pappe
CATHEDRAL CITY, CA. - Max Major Pappe, 84, of Cathedral City died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, February 24, at Amdal Residential Care in Rancho Mirage, where he has resided since August of 2001 with his wife of 58 years. He was admired and respected by all who knew him.

A native of Kingfisher, OK, he was born December 28, 1917. He moved to Downey, CA in 1948 with his wife, the former Mildred Wittrock from Okarche, OK, and three children. He retired to Cathedral City in 1971. The Pappe family was well known in Kingfisher, his grandfather, Richard Pappe Sr., being among the first settlers there in the opening of Oklahoma Territory in April 1889. He made his living in the flooring business and was a full partner in Floor Fashions, Inc. in Fullerton, CA. In retirement, he pursued his life's passions as an inventor and ballroom dancer and was an active amateur radio operator, using the call sign KA6EKV. He was a 30-year member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the USA, Lodge No. 1905 in Cathedral City.

At the age of 16 he enlisted in the National Guard in Oklahoma, serving for six years. In 1940 he entered the regular Army, serving six more years in Panama and the Philippines as Unit Commander, Field Artillery, and rising to the rank of Master Sergeant. He was commissioned as Second Lieutenant after completing Officers Candidate School and was later promoted to First Lieutenant upon his honorable discharge in 1946.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Pappe and Violet Major Pappe of Kingfisher and one brother, Charles Pappe of Oklahoma City, OK. In addition to his widow, Mildred, of the home, he is survived by three children and their spouses, Donald and Judy Pappe of Whittier, Marilyn and Don Davis of Cathedral City, and Elaine and Robert Lawson of Laguna Beach, CA; five grandchildren, Deborah Jones, Kimberly Cheney, Robert Willis, Angela and Jessica Lawson; and five great grandchildren; a sister, Louise Altizer of Kingfisher and a nephew, Charles Altizer of Oklahoma City, OK; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private memorial services will be held on Saturday March 9th in Cathedral City.1
 

Family

Mildred Rose Wittrock (January 9, 1921 - March 14, 2005)
Children 1.Donald Max Pappe+
 2.Marilyn Rose Pappe+
 3.Elaine Ann Pappe+

Citations

  1. [S185] The Kingfisher Times and Free Press, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, March 3, 2002.

Mildred Rose Wittrock

F, (January 9, 1921 - March 14, 2005)
Mildred Rose (Wittrock) Pappe, 1921 - 2005. Photo from Elaine Pappe Lawson.
FatherJoseph Nichols Wittrock (March 17, 1895 - January 31, 1947)
MotherRose Walburga Nieland (February 20, 1895 - August 16, 1935)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*9 January 1921Mildred Rose Wittrock was born on 9 January 1921, at Okarche, Oklahoma. 
She was the daughter of Joseph Nichols Wittrock and Rose Walburga Nieland
Marriage*18 November 1943Mildred Rose Wittrock married Max Major Pappe, son of Arthur Pappe and Violet Major, on 18 November 1943, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. 
Death*14 March 2005Mildred Rose Wittrock died on 14 March 2005, at Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, California, at age 84; Mrs. Pappe was cremated. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Kingfisher Times and Free Press, Kingfisher, Oklahoma.
Mildred Rose Pappe
Mildred Rose Pappe, 84, died March 14th at Wellington Place in Rancho Mirage, CA where she has resided since July 2004.

Born January 9, 1921, on a farm near Okarche, OK, she was the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Nieland) Wittrock. She was raised in Okarche and attended Holy Trinity School.

On November 16, 1943, she married Max Major Pappe of Kingfisher, OK Following the birth of their three children, the family moved to Downey, CA, where they lived for twenty-three years. In 1971 the couple retired to Cathedral City, CA.

Mildred had several careers throughout her life. Besides being a dedicated homemaker, she worked as a fashion model and taught home economics for ten years at Pius X High School in Paramount, CA. After moving to Cathedral City, she was a highly successful home appliance saleswoman. In her free time she pursued sewing as a hobby and was a frequent guest at the Elks Lodge, where she and Max were renowned for their love of dancing.

She was admired by all who knew her and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She will be remembered above all as a devoted wife to her husband Max as well as being hardworking, honest, gracious and outgoing, and as a warm and caring mother and grandmother.

Mildred Pappe is survived by her three children and their spouses, Donald and Judy Pappe of Whittier CA, Marilyn Davis of Cathedral City CA, and Elaine and Robert Lawson of Laguna Beach, CA; five grandchildren, Deborah Jones, Kimberly Cheney, Robert Willis, Angela and Jessica Lawson; and five great grandchildren; two brothers, Cletus Wittrock of Okarche OK, Carl Wittrock of Bethany OK; one sister, Rita Forman of Kingfisher OK, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her devoted husband of 58 years; three brothers, Lawrence and Herbert Wittrock of Okarche OK, and Louis Wittrock of Carroll, IA.

The family requests that Mildred Pappe be remembered by making a donation to the Alzheimer's Association in her name. Donations can be mailed to Alzheimer's Association, Coachella Valley Regional Office, 73-710 Fred Waring Dr., Suite 208, Palm Desert, CA 92260.1
 
Burial*She was buried at Palm Springs, Riverside County, California. 

Family

Max Major Pappe (December 28, 1917 - February 24, 2002)
Children 1.Donald Max Pappe+
 2.Marilyn Rose Pappe+
 3.Elaine Ann Pappe+

Citations

  1. [S185] The Kingfisher Times and Free Press, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, March 20, 2005.

Donald Max Pappe

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FatherMax Major Pappe (December 28, 1917 - February 24, 2002)
MotherMildred Rose Wittrock (January 9, 1921 - March 14, 2005)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Donald Max Pappe is the son of Max Major Pappe and Mildred Rose Wittrock

Family 1

Judith Ann Shott (August 17, 1946 - May 11, 2005)
Child 1.Deborah Mildred Pappe

Family 2

Barbara Trigillo

Marilyn Rose Pappe

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FatherMax Major Pappe (December 28, 1917 - February 24, 2002)
MotherMildred Rose Wittrock (January 9, 1921 - March 14, 2005)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Marilyn Rose Pappe is the daughter of Max Major Pappe and Mildred Rose Wittrock
Misc*Marilyn Rose Pappe was Engaged to Dave Sturges. 

Family 2

Donald Wayne Davis (March 29, 1959 - June 10, 2006)

Family 3

David Sturges

Elaine Ann Pappe

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FatherMax Major Pappe (December 28, 1917 - February 24, 2002)
MotherMildred Rose Wittrock (January 9, 1921 - March 14, 2005)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Elaine Ann Pappe is the daughter of Max Major Pappe and Mildred Rose Wittrock

Joseph Nichols Wittrock

M, (March 17, 1895 - January 31, 1947)
Joseph Wittrock
FatherAnton Heinrich Wittrock (March 14, 1851 - December 5, 1923)
MotherAnna Sprenger (September 26, 1870 - January 28, 1925)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*17 March 1895Joseph Nichols Wittrock was born on 17 March 1895, at Okarche, Oklahoma. 
He was the son of Anton Heinrich Wittrock and Anna Sprenger
Marriage*25 September 1916Joseph Nichols Wittrock married Rose Walburga Nieland, daughter of John Henry Nieland and Anna Maria Catharine Adelheid Köster, on 25 September 1916, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa. 
WWI Draft Registry*5 June 1917Joseph Nichols Wittrock was registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 at Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.1
Death*31 January 1947He died on 31 January 1947, at El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma, at age 51; The cause of his death was pancreatic cancer. 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the El Reno American, El Reno, Oklahoma.
Joseph N. Wittrock
Joseph Nichols Wittrock was born March 17, 1895, near Okarche and was reared and educated in this community. He died at the El Reno sanitarium Jan. 31, 1947, at the age of 51 years, 10 months and 14 days. He had been ill since August 1946 and was hospitalized since January 14 at the sanitarium. On Sept. 25, 1916, he was married to Rose Nieland at Breda, Iowa. She preceded him in death on August 26, 1935.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Pappe of Oklahoma City, and Rita Wittrock of the home; five sons, Cletus, Herbert, Lawrence and Carlos of Okarche and Louis of Carroll, Iowa; two sisters Mrs. Anna Lechtenberg of Petersburg, Nebr., and Mrs. Theresa Werner of Omaha, Nebr; six brothers, Tony, Frank, Paul, Ben and John Wittrock of Okarche and Mike of Carroll, Iowa. He also leaves four grandchildren.

One sister, Mrs. Anton Smith preceded him in death several years ago.

Funeral services were held Feb. 4, in Holy Trinity church with Rev. F. Wernke officiating. Interment was made in Holy Trinity cemetery. The six surviving brothers were pallbearers. Attending the funeral from out-of-town were Mike Wittrock and Will Nieland of Carroll, Iowa.2
 
Burial*4 February 1947He was buried on 4 February 1947, at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Okarche, Canadian County, Oklahoma

Family

Rose Walburga Nieland (February 20, 1895 - August 16, 1935)
Marriage*25 September 1916He married Rose Walburga Nieland, daughter of John Henry Nieland and Anna Maria Catharine Adelheid Köster, on 25 September 1916, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Children 1.Cletus Henry Wittrock+ (July 30, 1917 - June 17, 2010)
 2.Herbert Joseph Wittrock+ (July 24, 1919 - May 17, 1980)
 3.Mildred Rose Wittrock+ (January 9, 1921 - March 14, 2005)
 4.Louis B. Wittrock+ (November 9, 1922 - January 19, 1993)
 5.Lawrence G. Wittrock+ (February 22, 1925 - May 18, 1982)
 6.Rita Florina Wittrock+ (December 24, 1926 - November 23, 2009)
 7.Carlos John Wittrock+

Citations

  1. [S120] WWI Draft Registration Cards, online <Ancestry.com>, 1851785.
  2. [S246] El Reno American, El Reno, Oklahoma, February 13, 1947.

Rose Walburga Nieland

F, (February 20, 1895 - August 16, 1935)
Rose Nieland, about 1914.
FatherJohn Henry Nieland (January 18, 1852 - August 28, 1949)
MotherAnna Maria Catharine Adelheid Köster (January 19, 1863 - May 1, 1933)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*20 February 1895Rose Walburga Nieland was born on 20 February 1895, at Breda, Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of John Henry Nieland and Anna Maria Catharine Adelheid Köster
Marriage*25 September 1916Rose Walburga Nieland married Joseph Nichols Wittrock, son of Anton Heinrich Wittrock and Anna Sprenger, on 25 September 1916, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Census*1920Rose Walburga Nieland appeared on the census of 1920 at Kingfisher County, Oklahoma; Rose W. (24) is enumerated on a farm in Park Township with her husband Joseph N. (24) and their children Cletus H. (2 5/12) and Herbert J. (5/12). They are renting their farm. Rose's birthplace is listed as Iowa; and the rest of the family lists Oklahoma as their birthplace.1 
Census1930She appeared on the census of 1930 at Kingfisher County, Oklahoma; Rose W. (35) is enumerated on a farm in Park Township, with her husband Joe N. (35) and children Cletus H. (12), Herbert J. (10), Mildred (9), Louis B. (7), Lawrence G. (5) and Rita F. (3). They have been married about 14 years. Joe was born in Oklahoma, Rose in Iowa and all the children in Oklahoma. They own their farm and have a radio.2 
Death*16 August 1935She died on 16 August 1935, at El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma, at age 40. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Breda News, Breda, Iowa.
MRS. JOE WITTROCK DIED IN OKLAHOMA
Underwent Operation for Appendicitis August 20th - Husband and Seven Children Survive
BORN AND RAISED NEAR HERE

Henry Nieland received the sad news here Monday of the death of his daughter Mrs. Joe Wittrock of Okarche, Oklahoma, who passed away early Monday morning, following an operation for appendicitis which she underwent Tuesday, August 20, at a hospital in El Reno.

Rose Nieland, a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Henry Nieland, was born February 20, 1895, on a farm near Breda. In the spring of 1916 she was united in marriage to Joe Wittrock of Okarche, Okla., and they moved to Oklahoma to make their home.

She is survived by her husband, five sons, and two daughters, her father, Henry Nieland, six brothers, and six sisters who are: Frank, Will, Ben, Joe, Louis, and Herman Nieland; Mrs. Margaret Mueggenborg of Okarche, Okla; Sister M. Sigmunda and Sister M. Florina of LaCrosse, Wis; Mrs. Arthur Braun of Alton, and Mrs. J. J. Wittry of Lidderdale.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nieland and son, B.A. Nieland and Louis Nieland of this place, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Wittry of Lidderdale and Mrs. Arthur Braun of Alton left Monday for Okarche to attend the funeral which was held this morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Wittrock and children visited here for a week about three weeks ago.3
 
Burial*18 August 1935She was buried on 18 August 1935, at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Okarche, Canadian County, Oklahoma

Family

Joseph Nichols Wittrock (March 17, 1895 - January 31, 1947)
Marriage*25 September 1916She married Joseph Nichols Wittrock, son of Anton Heinrich Wittrock and Anna Sprenger, on 25 September 1916, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Children 1.Cletus Henry Wittrock+ (July 30, 1917 - June 17, 2010)
 2.Herbert Joseph Wittrock+ (July 24, 1919 - May 17, 1980)
 3.Mildred Rose Wittrock+ (January 9, 1921 - March 14, 2005)
 4.Louis B. Wittrock+ (November 9, 1922 - January 19, 1993)
 5.Lawrence G. Wittrock+ (February 22, 1925 - May 18, 1982)
 6.Rita Florina Wittrock+ (December 24, 1926 - November 23, 2009)
 7.Carlos John Wittrock+

Citations

  1. [S38] 1920 Federal Population Census, , Oklahoma, Kingfisher, Park Twp, T625-1467 ED 239 page 1A.
  2. [S54] 1930 Federal Population Census,, Oklahoma, Kingfisher, Park T626-1909, ED 23, page 3B.
  3. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
    ,August 18, 1935.

Cletus Henry Wittrock

M, (July 30, 1917 - June 17, 2010)
Cletus Henry "C.H." Wittrock, 1917-2010. Photo from the El Reno Tribune, El Reno, Oklahoma.
FatherJoseph Nichols Wittrock (March 17, 1895 - January 31, 1947)
MotherRose Walburga Nieland (February 20, 1895 - August 16, 1935)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Cletus Henry Wittrock was also known as C. H. 
Birth*30 July 1917He was born on 30 July 1917, at Okarche, Oklahoma. 
He was the son of Joseph Nichols Wittrock and Rose Walburga Nieland
Marriage*30 July 1941Cletus Henry Wittrock married Loretta Alig, daughter of George John Alig and Katherine Ann Ottis, on 30 July 1941, at Oklahoma. 
Death*17 June 2010Cletus Henry Wittrock died on 17 June 2010, at Kingfisher, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, at age 92. 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Kingfisher Times and Free Press, Kingfisher, Oklahoma.
C. H. Wittrock
C.H. (Cletus) Wittrock, 92, of Okarche, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010, at First Shamrock Care Center in Kingfisher, Oklahoma.

C.H. was born July 30, 1917, in Okarche, Okla., to Joe and Rose (Nieland) Wittrock.

On July 30, 1941, he married Loretta Alig and they lived in the Okarche community their entire lives. C.H.'s life was filled with his faith, his family, his wheat crops and his cattle. C.H. was the proud father of four children, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Rose Cook and her husband Carl of Oklahoma City; Jim and his wife Jan of Kingfisher; Louise Craig and her husband Norman of Yukon, and Juanita Krittenbrink and her husband Mike of Okarche.

C.H's grandchildren include Teresa Harris and her husband Loren, Susan Schneberger and her husband Jake, Rebecca Green and her husband Mike, Andrea Wittrock, Bill Craig and his wife Suzanne, Jim Craig and his wife Lisa, Amy Dyer and her husband Tanner, and Ryan Krittenbrink. Great-grandchildren are Lindsey and Jay Harris, Blake Schneberger, Connor Green and Cora and Logan Craig. Cletus is also survived by his youngest brother, Carl of Oklahoma City, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Cletus was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta; his parents, Joe and Rose Wittrock, and five of his brothers and sisters, Herbert, Mildred Wittrock Pappe, Louis, Lawrence, and Rita Wittrock Forman.

C.H. was a lifetime member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church where he served as church usher and was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. C.H. was also a member of various agricultural and livestock producer organizations. C.H. will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle and friend and neighbor to many. His greatest loves besides his faith, his family and his friends were his joys of fishing (including noodling), farming, gardening, playing cards and going to the coffee shop.

Funeral services will be at Holy Trinity Catholic Church and interment at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Okarche, under direction of Sanders Funeral Service in Kingfisher.

Memorials may be made to the Center of Family Love in Okarche, OK or Holy Trinity Catholic Church Building Fund.1
 
Burial*21 June 2010He was buried on 21 June 2010, at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Okarche, Canadian County, Oklahoma

Family

Loretta Alig (March 19, 1916 - December 27, 2004)
Marriage*30 July 1941He married Loretta Alig, daughter of George John Alig and Katherine Ann Ottis, on 30 July 1941, at Oklahoma. 
Children 1.Rose Catherine Wittrock+
 2.James Cletus Wittrock+
 3.Louise Alice Wittrock+
 4.Juanita Mary Wittrock+

Citations

  1. [S185] The Kingfisher Times and Free Press, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, June 23, 2010.

Herbert Joseph Wittrock

M, (July 24, 1919 - May 17, 1980)
Herbert L. Wittrock, about 1943.
FatherJoseph Nichols Wittrock (March 17, 1895 - January 31, 1947)
MotherRose Walburga Nieland (February 20, 1895 - August 16, 1935)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*24 July 1919Herbert Joseph Wittrock was born on 24 July 1919, at Okarche, Oklahoma. 
He was the son of Joseph Nichols Wittrock and Rose Walburga Nieland
Marriage*21 October 1947Herbert Joseph Wittrock married Margie Lou Yost, daughter of Felta Valentine Yost and Zeta Snethen, on 21 October 1947, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Okarche, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma. 
Death*17 May 1980Herbert Joseph Wittrock died on 17 May 1980, at Okarche, Oklahoma, at age 60.1 
Burial*19 May 1980He was buried on 19 May 1980, at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Okarche, Canadian County, Oklahoma.2 

Family

Margie Lou Yost (November 17, 1927 - January 11, 2012)
Children 1.Nancy Ann Wittrock+
 2.David Joseph Wittrock+
 3.Jane Marie Wittrock

Citations

  1. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 445-18-5404.
  2. [S55] Oklahoma Cemeteries List - Holy Trinity - Roots Web, online <www.rootsweb.com/~okcemete/canadian/holytrinity/holytrinity.htm>.

Louis B. Wittrock

M, (November 9, 1922 - January 19, 1993)
Louis B. Wittrock, about 1943.
FatherJoseph Nichols Wittrock (March 17, 1895 - January 31, 1947)
MotherRose Walburga Nieland (February 20, 1895 - August 16, 1935)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*9 November 1922Louis B. Wittrock was born on 9 November 1922, at Okarche, Oklahoma. 
He was the son of Joseph Nichols Wittrock and Rose Walburga Nieland
Marriage*1 September 1949Louis B. Wittrock married Ferne Marie Graves, daughter of Harrison M. Graves and Emily Kotas, on 1 September 1949, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Death*19 January 1993Louis B. Wittrock died on 19 January 1993, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 70.1 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Louis B. Wittrock
Louis B. Wittrock, 70, of Carroll, died early Tuesday, January 19, 1993, at the Carroll Manor Nursing Home in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 11 a.m., Friday. January 22, at St. Lawrence Church in Carroll. Celebrant will be Father Robert Gralapp. Lector for the Mass will be Michael Wittrock, Jr. Gift bearers will be grandchildren, Robby and Jon Wittrock. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll. Casket bearers will be David Wittrock and Mr. Wittrock's five sons, Philip, Richard, Curtis, Charles and Scott Wittrock.

Visitation will begin at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll. A rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Thursday and there will be a Christian wake service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday by St. Lawrence Parish at the funeral home.

Mr. Wittrock was born November 9, 1922, at Okarche, Okla., a son of Joseph and Rose (Nieland) Wittrock. He spent his younger years in the Okarche area and received his formal education there.

In May of 1942, he entered the U.S. Army and served during World War II in the European African Middle Eastern Theater. He was honorably discharged in August of 1946 and came to the Carroll community to work for his uncle, Mike Wittrock, at Wittrock Motors in Carroll. He was later employed at the former Deluxe Cleaners and Great Plains Gas Co.

On September 1, 1950, he was married to Ferne Graves at St. Lawrence Church in Carroll. The couple spent their entire married lifetime in Carroll. He had been a resident of the Carroll Manor for the past three weeks. Mr. Wittrock was a member of St. Lawrence Parish in Carroll and the parish men's club.

He is survived by his wife, Ferne, of Carroll: five sons, Philip Wittrock and his wife, Tracey, of Omaha, Neb., Richard Wittrock and his wife, Susan, of Minneapolis, Minn., Curtis Wittrock and his wife, Sherry, of Rock Falls, Ill., Charles Wittrock and his wife, Patti, of Denver, Colo., and Scott Wittrock of Wake Island in the South Pacific Ocean; four grandchildren, Robby, Jon, Andrew and Kayle Wittrock; two brothers, Cletus Wittrock and his wife, Loretta, of Okarche, Okla., And Carl Wittrock of Bethany, Okla; And two sisters, Rita Forman and her husband, Stanley, of Kingfisher, Okla., And Mildred Pappe and her husband, Max, of Cathedral City, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Joseph, in infancy; and two brothers, Herbert and Lawrence Wittrock.2
 
Burial*22 January 1993He was buried on 22 January 1993, at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Ferne Marie Graves (September 28, 1923 - August 30, 2013)
Children 1.Phillip Louis Wittrock+
 2.Richard Graves Wittrock+
 3.Curtis Randolph Wittrock+
 4.Charles Alan Wittrock
 5.Scott D. Wittrock

Citations

  1. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 445-16-6366.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, January 21, 1993.

Lawrence G. Wittrock

M, (February 22, 1925 - May 18, 1982)
Lawrence Wittrock
FatherJoseph Nichols Wittrock (March 17, 1895 - January 31, 1947)
MotherRose Walburga Nieland (February 20, 1895 - August 16, 1935)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*22 February 1925Lawrence G. Wittrock was born on 22 February 1925, at Okarche, Oklahoma. 
He was the son of Joseph Nichols Wittrock and Rose Walburga Nieland
Marriage*17 August 1949Lawrence G. Wittrock married JoAnne Anne Vrana, daughter of Anton Vrana and Hazel Bales, on 17 August 1949, at Edmond, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. 
Death*18 May 1982Lawrence G. Wittrock died on 18 May 1982, at Okarche, Oklahoma, at age 57; fatally injured in a farm accident near town.1,2 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Kingfisher Times and Free Press, Kingfisher, Oklahoma.
Lawrence Wittrock
Lawrence Wittrock, 57, of Okarche, died Tuesday in his home in Okarche.

Wake Bible Services for Wittrock were held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Holy Trinity Catholic church with Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the church.

The Rev. Charles Beckman officiated. Wittrock was buried in the Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Okarche.

Wittrock was born Feb. 22, 1925, in Okarche and had lived in the Okarche area his entire life. He and Jo Anne Vrana were married Aug. 17, 1949, at Edmond [Oklahoma]. Wittrock was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic church, the Knights of Columbus No. 3220 and the Foresters.

He is survived by his wife of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Roberto (Pam) Sanchez of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Rod (Patty) Mills of Oklahoma City, Mrs. David (Paula) Post of Kingfisher; two sons, Joe Wittrock of Oklahoma City and Tom Wittrock of Yukon; six grandchildren, three brothers, Cletus Wittrock of Okarche, Louis Wittrock of Carroll, Iowa, and Carlos Wittrock of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Mrs. Max (Mildred) Pappe of Cathedral City, Calif., and Mrs. Stanley (Rita) Forman of Kingfisher.

Wittrock's family has suggested that those who wish make contributions in his memory to the Center of Family Love in Okarche.3
 
Burial*24 May 1982He was buried on 24 May 1982, at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Okarche, Canadian County, Oklahoma.4 

Family

JoAnne Anne Vrana (January 24, 1933 - January 24, 2018)
Children 1.Pamela Sue Wittrock+
 2.Patricia Ann Wittrock+
 3.Joseph Wittrock+
 4.Paula Marie Wittrock+
 5.Thomas Allen Wittrock+

Citations

  1. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 445-38-7247.
  2. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
    ,May 20, 2002.
  3. [S185] The Kingfisher Times and Free Press, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, May 19, 1982.
  4. [S55] Oklahoma Cemeteries List - Holy Trinity - Roots Web, online <www.rootsweb.com/~okcemete/canadian/holytrinity/holytrinity.htm>.

Rita Florina Wittrock

F, (December 24, 1926 - November 23, 2009)
Rita F. (Wittrock) Forman, 1926 - 2009. Photo from Elaine Pappe Lawson.
FatherJoseph Nichols Wittrock (March 17, 1895 - January 31, 1947)
MotherRose Walburga Nieland (February 20, 1895 - August 16, 1935)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*24 December 1926Rita Florina Wittrock was born on 24 December 1926, at Okarche, Oklahoma. 
She was the daughter of Joseph Nichols Wittrock and Rose Walburga Nieland
Marriage*15 May 1947Rita Florina Wittrock married Stanley Emil Forman, son of Rudolph Stanley Forman and Ruby Faye Flohr, on 15 May 1947, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. 
Death*23 November 2009Rita Florina Wittrock died on 23 November 2009, at Kingfisher, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, at age 82. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Kingfisher Times and Free Press, Kingfisher, Oklahoma.
Rita Florina Forman
Rita Florina Forman, 82, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, in Kingfisher Regional Hospital.

A wake service was held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial was set for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Stephen Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in the Cashion Cemetery under direction of Sanders Funeral Service.

She was born Dec. 24, 1926, in Okarche to Joe and Rose Nieland Wittrock. She grew up on a farm with five brothers and one sister and attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School.

Rita’s mother died when she was seven years old. She and her sister, Mildred, cooked, cleaned, sewed, made their own soap, churned butter, canned food and helped raise brothers with their father Joe on the farm.

She attended Oklahoma A&M, now Oklahoma State University. She lived in Murry Hall and held a job at the dental office on campus. Her education was cut short when her father, Joe, died and she felt she was needed at home with her brothers.
She met Stanley Forman in El Reno at a dance hall called “The Y.” Her sister, Mildred, and Mildred’s husband, Max, introduced Stanley to her. Stanley followed up by taking her to a movie in Kingfisher the next night. They were married May 15, 1947, in Oklahoma City.

At Stanley’s Kingfisher High School reunion, Stanley proudly introduced Rita Florina Wittrock Forman, the Belle of Okarche.

It was not uncommon at many dances and activities for those in attendance to clear the dance floor and marvel at Rita and Stanley’s dancing skills. Although they liked the waltz, the polka was their all-time favorite. After their marriage, she moved her membership to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Kingfisher. She became a faithful member of Sts. Peter and Paul Altar Society.

She supported her children as they attended Cashion Public Schools, helping in FFA, 4-H, Booster Club, sports and always had them there at 7 a.m. for band practices.
She enjoyed cooking the meals in the fields while farming and the hands always looked forward to her homemade egg sandwiches and various other treats. She enjoyed her monthly canasta card events with her friends. Rita always looked forward to many family gatherings, especially preparing and hosting Thanksgivings and Christmas.

In Rita’s last month, her eyesight failed but she never lost her wonderful positive outlook and spirit. She always lived by faith, not just by sight. She was the quiet, ever-present strength of our family.

Survivors include two brothers, Cletus Wittrock of Okarche and Carlos Wittrock of Bethany; three sons, Steve Forman and Jeff Forman, both of Kingfisher, and Alan Forman of Tulsa; one daughter, Charlotte Blevins of Yukon; 10 grandchildren, Stephen, Corby, Eric, Samuel, Jason, Amanda, Landon and Madison Forman and Blair and Brittany Blevins, and three great-grandchildren, Hannah, Morgan and Camryn Forman.

Memorial donations may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Altar Society.1
 
Burial*25 November 2009She was buried on 25 November 2009, at Cashion Cemetery, Kingfisher, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma

Family

Stanley Emil Forman (November 3, 1921 - July 2, 2013)
Children 1.Stephen Rudolph Forman+
 2.Alan Joseph Forman+
 3.Charlotte Lynn Forman+
 4.Jeffrey Scott Forman+

Citations

  1. [S185] The Kingfisher Times and Free Press, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, November 25, 2009.

Carlos John Wittrock

M
FatherJoseph Nichols Wittrock (March 17, 1895 - January 31, 1947)
MotherRose Walburga Nieland (February 20, 1895 - August 16, 1935)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Carlos John Wittrock is the son of Joseph Nichols Wittrock and Rose Walburga Nieland

Anna Maria Catharine Adelheid Köster

F, (January 19, 1863 - May 1, 1933)
Anna Maria Catharine Adelheid "Anna" (Köster) Nieland, about 1905
FatherHermann Bernard Köster (August 16, 1826 - 1909)
MotherMargaretha Maria Adelheid Krümpelmann (say 1830 - circa 1882)
ChartsSelected Descendants of Hermann Gerhard Köster
Descendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Anna Maria Catharine Adelheid Köster was also known as Anna Koster Her name was changed when she moved to Breda. 
Birth*19 January 1863She was born on 19 January 1863, at Dalvers bei Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Prussia; Sister Pauline Wittry remembers Anna's birthday as the 18th. Both Anna and Henry celebrated their birth on the 18th until after Anna died. 
She was the daughter of Hermann Bernard Köster and Margaretha Maria Adelheid Krümpelmann
Baptism22 January 1863Anna Maria Catharine Adelheid Köster was baptized on 22 January 1863, at St. Servatius Catholic Church, Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Prussia; She is listed in the baptism record as Anna Maria Catharine Adelheid. Godparents were Adelheid Köster, Cath. Adelh, Köhn, born Mohrmann and Gerhard Wilhelm Wesseling.1 
Immigration*circa 1882She immigrated circa 1882. 
Marriage*8 January 1884She married John Henry Nieland, son of Johannes Henricus Josephus Nieland and Anna Maria Elisabeth Osterholt, on 8 January 1884, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; The Iowa marriage records lists the date as 26 December 1883. That may be the date of the marriage license. 
Death*1 May 1933Anna Maria Catharine Adelheid Köster died on 1 May 1933, at Breda, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 70. 
MiscShe was remembered in an obituary in the Breda News, Breda, Iowa.
Anna Nieland
The many friends of Anna Nieland were saddened when they learned of her death which occurred Monday, May 1, 1933 at her home at 6:45 p.m. She had been ill for seven years from dropsy and diabetes.

Anna Koester was born in Hanover, Germany on January 19, 1863. She came to this country at 19 years of age. On January 9, 1884, she was united in marriage to Henry Nieland at the Catholic Church in Breda. The deceased was the mother of eleven children, of whom one daughter, Catherine, died in infancy.

Surviving her are: Sister M. Farina of LaCrosse, Wis., William of near Carroll, Bernard north of Breda, Sister M. Sigmunda of Boseman, Montana, Rose, Mrs. Joe Wittrock of Oklahoma, Bertha, Mrs. Arthur Braun of Alton, Anna, Mrs. J. J. Wittry of Lidderdale, Louis, Joseph and Herman who all live northwest of Breda. Two stepchildren, Henry and George, preceded her in death. Three stepchildren survive: Mary, Mrs. Ferdinand Steinkamp north of Breda, Margaret Mueggenborg of Okarche, Ok. and Frank Nieland of Breda. She is also, survived by one brother, William Koester of Willey, and a sister and brother in Germany. 27 grandchildren survive as well.

Her funeral was held at 9 o'clock at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Breda.2
 
Burial*She was buried at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

John Henry Nieland (January 18, 1852 - August 28, 1949)
Marriage*8 January 1884She married John Henry Nieland, son of Johannes Henricus Josephus Nieland and Anna Maria Elisabeth Osterholt, on 8 January 1884, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; The Iowa marriage records lists the date as 26 December 1883. That may be the date of the marriage license. 
Children 1.Elizabeth Nieland (October 18, 1884 - March 13, 1957)
 2.Catherine Nieland (December 24, 1885 - circa 1889)
 3.William David Nieland+ (February 4, 1888 - September 1, 1975)
 4.Bernard Anthony Nieland+ (March 29, 1890 - January 1, 1977)
 5.Mary Magdalene Nieland (June 26, 1892 - March 26, 1972)
 6.Rose Walburga Nieland+ (February 20, 1895 - August 16, 1935)
 7.Bertha Mary Nieland+ (April 28, 1897 - October 3, 1952)
 8.Anna Catherine Nieland+ (May 30, 1899 - May 12, 1984)
 9.Louis Christopher Nieland+ (October 7, 1901 - October 3, 1985)
 10.Joseph Theodore Nieland+ (March 21, 1904 - August 15, 1973)
 11.Herman A. Nieland+ (June 19, 1906 - September 6, 1988)

Citations

  1. [S81] St. Servatius Katholische Kirchenbüch, Berge,1856-1860 FHL # 1272925.
  2. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
    ,May 3, 1933.

Elizabeth Nieland

F, (October 18, 1884 - March 13, 1957)
Sister Mary Florina Nieland, FSPA, born Anna Elizabeth Nieland
FatherJohn Henry Nieland (January 18, 1852 - August 28, 1949)
MotherAnna Maria Catharine Adelheid Köster (January 19, 1863 - May 1, 1933)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Elizabeth Nieland was also known as Anna Elizabeth. 
Birth*18 October 1884She was born on 18 October 1884, at Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of John Henry Nieland and Anna Maria Catharine Adelheid Köster
Misc*1904Elizabeth Nieland was accepted to St. Rose Convent in 1901. She made her first profession in 1904 and her final profession in 1910. in 1904 at La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. 
Name Variation Elizabeth Nieland was also known as Sister Mary Florina FSPA. 
Occupation*1930She was Director of St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing. A newspaper article about her golden jubilee says, "She did this until 1948. She was instrumental in much of the progress which has been made in elevating nursing standards and nursing education locally and on the state level." in 1930. 
OccupationShe was on the nursing staff of St. Anthony's Hospital. at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Death*13 March 1957She died on 13 March 1957, at La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, at age 72. 
MiscShe was remembered with an obituary form the LaCrosse Tribune, LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
Former Director of Nursing Is Called to Eternal Reward
With the death of Sister M. Florina Nieland, Wednesday, Mar. 13, St. Francis and Wisconsin have lost another of their pioneer nurse educators. Sister died after a lingering illness of several months at St. Francis Hospital, La Crosse, at the age of 72.

Sister Florina was born in Breda, Iowa, and entered the Order of Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, St. Rose Convent, La Crosse, in 1901. She graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing, La Cross, in 1909 and worked as a bedside nurse at St. Francis until 1914.

Serves As Director
Thirty-two years of Sister’s life were spent as director of a school of nursing. From 1914 to 1920 she served as director of St. Anthony’s School of Nursing, Carroll, Iowa. The years between 1921 and 1930 were spent at St. Mary’s School of Nursing, Sparta, Wis. And from 1930 until 1948, when she retired from the professional field, she served as director of her alma mater, St. Francis School of Nursing, La Crosse.

Works for Nursing
Nurse educators in Wisconsin will remember Sister Florina as one who stood firm as a pillar for the advancement of nursing education. In the dark days for schools of nursing throughout the country, and in Wisconsin, her untiring efforts were given to keep nursing standards on the highest level. As a member of the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing for many years she was in a position to voice her opinion where it would be counted.

Alumnae Figure
During her 18 years as director of the St. Francis many nursing students sought her counsel and guidance. Alumnae designate her as “the Sister who could always remember our names and knew where we were living, what we were doing, and how many children we had.” Sister was ever ready to call attention to the necessity of prayer and sacrifice in the life of a good nurse.
Sister Florina was able to spend two notable events in her life with former students. There were the first homecoming celebration held in 1947 and the fiftieth anniversary of her religious profession in 1954. On both occasions alumnae were generous with their material gifts and sincere best wishes.

Last Rites Take Place
Funeral services were held at St. Rose Convent, Friday, March 15. Pall bearers were Sister M. Victoria, her assistant director for many years; Sister M. Cordula, a co-worker in religion, Sister M. Francita, Sister Mary Aquin, Sister Grace Clare and Sister M. De Lourdes, for of her former students. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery, La Crosse.

Sister Florina is survived by four sisters, one of whom, Sister Sigmunda, is a religious at St. Rose Convent, and six brothers. Two of her nieces, Sister M. Danielle [Sister Pauline Wittry] and Sister M. Anthusa [Cecilia Nieland] and two grand nieces, Sister Rosina [Anita Poeppe] and Sister Justene [Ruth Ann Nieland] are also members of St. Rose Convent.1
 
MiscShe was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Sr. Florina, Educator in Nursing, Dies
Sr. M. Florina, 73 (Elizabeth Nieland of Breda), died Wednesday morning at St. Francis Hospital, LaCrosse, Wis., after being seriously ill since last August.

Sr. Florina had been on the nursing staff of St. Anthony Hospital here for a term of years. She had served as director of St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing, LaCrosse, from 1930 to 1948.
Rites at LaCrosse

Carroll and Breda Relatives left Thursday morning to attend the funeral rites, which will be at 7:30 Friday morning at LaCrosse. Burial will be at LaCrosse.

Sr. M. Florina, who was born and reared at Breda, was a daughter of Henry and Anna (Koester) Nieland, both of whom are deceased.

Surviving sisters and brothers are: Sr. M. Sigmunda (Magdalene), Spokane, Wash; Mrs. Ferd (Mary) Steinkamp, Breda; Mrs. Margaret Mueggenborg, Okarche, Okla; Frank, Ben, Louis, Herman Nieland and Mrs. Jacob (Ann) Wittry, Breda; Will Nieland and Joe Nieland, Carroll.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Art (Bertha) Braun and Mrs. Joe (Rose) Wittrock, and one brother, Henry Nieland.

Golden Jubilee
Sr. Florina celebrated her golden jubilee as a nun of Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration June 20, 1954, at St. Rose Convent, La Crosse. A jubilee high mass was read in the Maria Angelorum chapel at the convent.
Sr. Florina, who retired in 1948, had seen, and had been instrumental in, much of the progress which has been made in elevating nursing standards and nursing education.2
 
Burial*She was buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin

Citations

  1. [S273] LaCrosse Tribune, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, March 1957.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, March 1957.

Catherine Nieland

F, (December 24, 1885 - circa 1889)
FatherJohn Henry Nieland (January 18, 1852 - August 28, 1949)
MotherAnna Maria Catharine Adelheid Köster (January 19, 1863 - May 1, 1933)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*24 December 1885Catherine Nieland was born on 24 December 1885, at Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of John Henry Nieland and Anna Maria Catharine Adelheid Köster
Death*circa 1889Catherine Nieland died circa 1889, at Iowa; Sister Florina wrote in her family history that this girl died of spinal meningitis. 
Burial*She was buried at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa