Grandchildren of Catherine Fetzer and Conrad Widmann


Although (Christoph) Conrad was born 15 months before their marriage, his paternity is not in doubt; both the Haubersbronn and Zuffenhausen church records have his birth with Conrad Widmann as the father. Having children out of wedlock was common in Germany at this time.

1. (Christoph) Conrad Widmann (4/5/1847 Haubersbronn-12/28/1926 Iowa) married Maria Koepke (3/1848 Germany-1912 IA) -- 7 children (1880-2, 1900, 1910, 1920) (obituaries)
-----1a. Emma Widmann (8/10/1875 Iowa-10/26/1928) married Charles "Carl" Eickelberg (6/1864 Germany-1920s IA) -- 3 children (census: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930)
----------1b. Marie Eickelberg (1/11/1896 Iowa-9/27/1990) -- never married (census: 1930)
----------1b. Ernest Eickelberg (11/18/1898-12/4/1967) married Leona Folhbrock (~1908 MI-) -- 2 children (census: 1930)
---------------1c. Ernest Eickelberg (11/23/1928-) married Charmain Walter -- 1 child
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---------------1c. James Eickelberg (6/28/1930-) married Illene Johnson -- 3 children
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----------1b. Edwin Eickelberg (5/7/1902 IA-4/3/1980) married Alma Harder (~1901 IA-) -- 2 children (census: 1930)
---------------1c. Marjorie Eickelberg (1/31/1930-) married (1) Robert Aldrich and (2) Loran Morrison -- 2 children
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--------------------1d. John Aldrich
---------------1c. Rodney Eickelberg (10/15/1933-) married (1) Marilyn Lindhorst (-1976) and (2) Carol Gall Kunkle -- 3 children
--------------------1d. Andrew Eickelberg
--------------------1d. Peter Eickelberg
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--------------------1d. Daniel Eickelberg (5/1978-died young)
-----1a. Heinrich F. Widmann (9/1/1876 IA-8/7/1877) -- died young (tombstone)
-----1a. Frederick Paul Widmann (2/13/1878 Iowa-10/11/1908 Iowa) (first policeman killed in the line of duty in Waterloo) -- never married
-----1a. Louise Widmann (1/22/1880 Iowa-8/7/1881 IA) -- died young (tombstone)
-----1a. Gustav Widmann (9/12/1882 Iowa-10/25/1958 Iowa) married Sophie Schulte (~1886 IA-1927 IA) -- 5 children (census: 1900, 1920, 1930) (article, tombstone)
----------1b. Arthur Widmann (11/17/1913 Iowa-5/1979 IA) married Betty Eastman -- 4 children
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----------1b. Wilbert Widmann (5/30/1915 IA-1/16/1994 IA) -- never married
----------1b. Paul Widmann (2/24/1918 Iowa-8/24/1989) -- never married
----------1b. Eunice Widmann (2/25/1923 Iowa-11/7/2006 Decorah, IA) married Raymond Wilson (8/16/1906-12/1982? IA) -- 2 children
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----------1b. Carl Widmann (8/1/1925 IA-4/1987 IA) -- never married
-----1a. Wilhem "Bill" Widmann (8/3/1884 Iowa-2/11/1975) -- never married (census: 1920, 1930)
-----1a. Walter Widmann (11/3/1888 Iowa-1/25/1975) married (1) Meta Bublitz (~1893 IA-1920s IA) and (2) Adelia Eggerdine (-)-- 5 children (census: 1910, 1920, 1930)
----------1b. Louise Widmann (1911-1919 IA) -- died young (tombstone)
----------1b. Fred Widman (11/16/1913 IA-3/13/1994 AZ) married Eva Meyer (9/27/1911-4/25/2002 AZ) -- 3 children (census: )
---------------1c. Nancy Widmann
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---------------1c. Mary Widmann (11/15/1945-4/25/1975) -- never married
---------------1c. Sandra Widmann
----------1b. Clara Widmann (6/5/1916 IA-6/11/1997)
----------1b. Helen Widmann (8/3/1944-) married Marvin Falk
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----------1b. Philip Widmann (8/29/1949-) married Rosalyn Davis

2. Johann Gottlob Widmann (10/7/1848-7/19/1849 Zuffenhausen, Germany)

3. Wilhelm Freidrick Widmann (6/21/1850 Zuffenhausen-9/2/1925 Chicago) married Elizabeth Krieger (8/24/1852 Germany-1/27/1927 IA) -- 5 children, 12 grandchildren,
-----3a. Wilhelm Freidrich Widmann (7/23/1873-7/14/1874 Iowa) -- died young
-----3a. Carolina Paulina Louisa Widmann (2/14/1879-7/23/1880 Iowa) -- died young
-----3a. Louise "Lulu" Marie Widmann (6/11/1885 Iowa-1/16/1963 Iowa) married Jens Sinn () -- 7 children
-----4a. Alma Anna Pauline Widmann (6/9/1887 Iowa-3/6/1915 Iowa) -- 3 children, 7 grandchildren
-----5a. (adopted) Elmer Herman Heinrich Widmann (12/10/1902 Iowa-7/19/2004 Iowa) married Jeanette Happel -- 2 children, 4? grandchildren

4. (Elizabetha) Catherina Widmann (4/14/1852 Zuffenhausen-7/8/1926 IA) married Frederick Mahnke (9/14/1847 Germany-12/8/1903 IA) -- 9 children (1880, 1900 -2, 1910, 1920)
-----4a. Mary Mahnke (4/8/1873 IA-1/1/1960) married Olf Burtness (~1857 WI-) -- 1 child (census: 1910, 1920, 1930?)
----------4b. Katherine Burtness (~1896 IA-)
-----4a. Paul Mahnke (6/26/1875 WI-10/1918) -- never married?
-----4a. Katherine Mahnke (6/1/1878 WI-8/25/1880s) -- died young
-----4a. Elizabeth Caroline Mahnke (12/13/1880 WI-1/1962) (unknown)
-----4a. William Louis Mahnke (6/12/1883 IA-10/6/1971 Douglas,WY) married (1) Unknown and (2) Jessie Rinsma (~1886 IA/IL-<1971) ~1909 -- 7 children (census: 1910, 1920, 1930?)
----------4b. Franklin Mahnke (~1905 IA-) married Hulda Unknown (~1907 IA-) -- 1+ child (census: 1930)
---------------4c. Donald Mahnke (~1928 WY-)
----------4b. Helen Mahnke (~1906 IA-) married Unknown Clemens
----------4b. Margaret Mahnke (~1914 IA-) married Unknown Briscoe
----------4b. Henry Mahnke
----------4b. Arthur Mahnke
----------4b. Katherine Mahnke married Unknown Swan
----------4b. Frederick Mahnke (?-<1971)
-----4a. Henry August Mahnke (4/30/1886 IA-5/1/1886) -- died young
-----4a. Arthur Adolph Paul Mahnke (4/30/1886 IA-) married Elizabeth/Louise Unknown (~1884 IA-) -- children? (census: 1910, 1920, 1930)
-----4a. Amelia Mahnke (5/15/1889 IA-9/18/1949) (unknown)
-----4a. Ruth Alice Mahnke (2/4/1893 IA->1971) married (1) Harry S. Holtze (~1893 IA-) and (2) Unknown Searing -- 4 children (census: 1920, 1930)
----------4b. Harry S. Holtze m(~1920 IA-)
----------4b. Mary Katherine Holtze (~1922 IA-)
----------4b. John Samuel Holtze (~1924 IA-)
----------4b. David Rex Holtze

5. Mary Magdelana Widmann (11/30/1853 Zuffenhausen-3/3/1937 Iowa) married Adolph Klaus (10/17/1847 Switzerland-10/19/1916 IA) -- 8 children (census: 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930)
-----5a. Mary Klaus (12/1876-) married William Boehnke (8/1873 Germany-) -- 2 children (census: 1910, 1920, 1930)
----------5b. Lawrence Boehnke (1902 IA-) married Irene Prekel -- 2 children
---------------5c. Jean Boehnke
---------------5c. Gale Boehnke
----------5b. Edwin "Dutch" Boehnke (7/17/1903 IA-5/17/1947) married Berdinia Harvey -- 2 children (census: 1930)
---------------5c. Roger Boehnke () married Margaret Jean Lindeman -- 2 children
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---------------5c. Janet Boehnke (2/4/1939-7/15/1991) -- never married
-----5a. Adolf "Ott" Klaus (5/1880 IA-) married Mary Unknown (1883-) -- no children (census: 1910? 1920? 1930)
-----5a. Lena/Pauline "Lane" Klaus (8/1883 IA-) -- never married
-----5a. Alica Anna "Alta" Klaus (5/1886 IA-) married Charles Richard Eley (1883 IN-) -- 2 children (census: 1910, 1920, 1930)
----------5b. Louise Eley (2/1909 MI-) married Vincent Clarence Allison (-1959) -- 3 children (census: )
---------------5c. Nancy Allison () married Unknown Goodspeed -- 2 children
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---------------5c. Ruth Allison () married Unknown Taylor -- 2 children
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---------------5c. Mary Allison -- married, divorced, no children
----------5b. Richard Eley (~1912 MI-1992) -- never married (census: 1930)
-----5a. Clara Charlotte Klaus (8/1887 IA-) married August W. "Jack" Priebe (1891 MO-) -- 3 children (census: 1920, 1930 -2)
----------5b. Wilbur "Bill" Priebe (~1923 IA-)
----------5b. Lora May Priebe (~1926 IA-) married Unknown Adams -- 2 children
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---------------5c. Carolyn Adams married Ronald Reagan -- 4 children
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-----5a. Julia "Jute" C. Klaus (7/1/1891 IA-11/6/1977) married Leonhardt "Doc" Priebe (1885 WI-) -- 3 children (census: 1920, 1930)
----------5b. Mary Elizabeth Priebe (~1902 IA-)(twin) married Ernest Duncan -- 2 children
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----------5b. LaVerne Priebe (~1902 IA-)(twin) married Dorothy Unknown -- 2 children
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----------5b. Eldon C. "Babe" (~1924 IA-) Priebe married Jean Unknown -- 1 child
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-----5a. Ernest "Ernie" Rudolph Klaus (6/6/1893 IA-) married Louise Matilda Bertha Baltz (12/3/1897 IA-) -- 1 child (census: 1930)
----------5b. Robert Frederick Klaus (10/12/1926 IA-) married (1) Jeanne Patterson (1/3/1928) (2) Ruth Hewitt, and (3) Winnie Gilbert -- 5 children (census: )
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---------------5c. Barbara Jo Klaus
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---------------5c. Jack Carter Klaus
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-----5a. Frieda Grace Klaus (2/1896 IA-) married James Blain Heaberlin (~1895 KY-) -- 1 child (census: 1920, 1930)
----------5b. Iona Estella Heaberlin (1936-)

6. Carolina "Carrie" Widmann (7/2/1855 Zuffenhausen-3/1937 Iowa) married Leo Meinzer (~1853 WI-4/16/1901 IA (train wreck))-- 5 children (census: 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 -2, 1930)
-----6a. August "Gus" N. Meinzer (8/1880 IA-) married Lillian Unknown (~1883 MN-) -- no children? (census: 1910, 1920, 1930)
-----6a. Anna R. Meinzer (8/1882 IA-) -- never married?
-----6a. Edward J. Meinzer (7/1890 IA-) (1920? 1930?)
-----6a. Albert Paul Meinzer (2/1894 IA-) (1930?)
-----6a. Grace A. Meinzer (4/1897 IA-) (1930? married?)

7. Sophia Widmann (1/17/1857-1/1/1858 Zuffenhausen)

8. Johann Gottlob (9/4/1858-10/27/1859 Zuffenhausen)

9. (Sophia Louise) Pauline Widmann (12/11/1859 Zuffenhausen-5/13/1917 Iowa--car accident) married Imanual Friedrich Gihring (8/24/1845 Tubingen, Germany-11/13/1909 IA) -- 7 children (census: 1900, 1910)
-----9a. (Pauline's stepson) Johannes Gihring (mother: Fredericka Weik)
-----9a. (Pauline's stepson) Paul Gihring (5/19/1872 Germany-6/26/1895 Waterloo,IA -- Paul drowned in river in Waterloo-church record)
-----9a. (Pauline's stepson) Hermann Gihring
-----9a. (Pauline's stepson) Adolph Gihring
-----9a. (Pauline's stepson) George Gihring (12/1880 Germany-)

-----9a. (Pauline's stepson) Frederick Gihring (~1882 Germany-)
-----9a. Ernest Gihring (2/28/1889 MO-9/18/1972 IA) married Lill Unknown (~1891 IA-) -- 2 children (census: 1920, 1930)
----------9b. Leola Gihring (4/25/1912-) married Kenneth Eastridge (8/8/1911-11/1961) -- 5 children
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---------------9c. Rosalyn Eastridge (1939-1946) -- died young
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----------9b. Robert M. Gihring (8/7/1914 IA-) married Maxine Johnson -- 1 child
---------------9c. Robert Craig Gihring -- 6 children
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-----9a. Martin Gihring (3/7/1891 MO-4/15/1892 MO) -- died young
-----9a. Karl Gihring (1892 MO-6/8/1893 MO) -- died young
-----9a. Hugo Gihring (4/15/1894 MO-7/1/1966 CA) married Adelia Clara Matthias (8/22/1897 IA-9/5/1974 CA) -- 3 children (census: 1920?, 1930)
----------9b. Leonard Gihring (1919-1920) -- died young
----------9b. Verona Marie (1924 CA-) married R. H. Worthman, M.D. -- 4 children
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----------9b. Melvin Charles Gihring (1927 CA-1953) -- never married
-----9a. Christian Alfred Gihring (10/3/1896 MO-1898 MO) -- died young
-----9a. Theodore Gihring (8/18/1899 MO-7/25/1993 ID) married Mary Dorothy Reinke (5/24/1905 NE-3/22/1987 ID) -- 10 children (census: 1930)
----------9b. Pauline Gihring (10/29/1926-10/29/1926 ID) -- died young
----------9b. Leo Ronald Gihring (4/2/1928 ID-) -- 3 children
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----------9b. Ralph Thomas Gihring (10/25/1929 ID-2/28/1960 Hong Kong, China) -- 3 children
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----------9b. Garnet Jean Gihring (1931-) -- 3 children
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----------9b. Arno Hugo Gihring (3/6/1934-3/6/1934 ID) -- died young
----------9b. Dorothy Erna Gihring (1935-) -- 3 children
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----------9b. Floyd Gerald Gihring (9/11/1936-11/27/1936 ID) -- died young
----------9b. Daniel Alvin Gihring (1942-) -- 2 children
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----------9b. Eloise Marie Gihring (6/24/1944 ID-6/24/1944 ID) -- died young
----------9b. Elaine Margaret (12/31/1946 ID-1/1/1947 ID) -- died young
-----9a. Lydia Gihring (2/1/1903 IA-5/29/1985 WA) -- never married (census: 1920, 1930)

10. Johan Heinrich Widmann (9/16/1861-8/15/1862 Zuffenhausen)

11. Sophia Widmann (8/15/1863 Zuffenhausen-6/1869 Iowa)

12. Anna Margaretha Widmann (6/20/1868 Iowa-11/14/1951 Iowa) married William Albert Faller (5/1856 Baden, Germany-1/10/1916 IA) -- 5 children (census: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930)
-----12a. Albert S. Wilhelm Faller (4/30/1891 SD-9/1985 MO) married Inez Stewart -- 3 children (census: 1920, 1930)
----------12b. William Faller (1916-1921 (killed)) -- died young
----------12b. Joyce Faller (6/15/1922-)
----------12b. Stewart Faller (1924-) married Alice Unknown -- 2+ children
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-----12a. Johannes Carl Faller (4/20/1892 IA-1/6/1961) married Josephine Unknown -- 4+ children (census: 1930)
----------12b. Raymond Faller (~1921-2/1975) married Marieta Holcomp -- 6 children
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----------12b. Richard Faller (~1922 IA-) married Alice Unknown -- 2 children
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----------12b. Mary Lou Faller (~1922 IA-) married Unknown Guldburg -- 2 children
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----------12b. Donna Neal Faller (~1922 IA-) married Unknown Larson -- 2 children
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-----12a. Edward Adolf Faller (10/5/1895 IA-5/1935) married Elva McCall (~1903 IA-) -- 1+ child (census: 1930)
----------12b. Stanford Faller () married Ila Petersen -- 2 children
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-----12a. (Bertha) Metha Marie Faller (1/6/1898 IA-) -- divorced, no children
-----12a. George Faller (7/15/1902-10/1902 IA) -- died young

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Obits:
• Leo Meinzer - April 19, 1901 - Waterloo Courier obit - To a hero's grave. Remains of Leo Meinzer Laid to Rest at Fort Dodge Today. Messenger: The funeral of Leo Meinzer will be held from the hosue at 1"00 o'clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. H. D. Ward, assisted by Rev. Phil C. Baird, Ph. D., of the Presbyterian church. Prayer will be offered at the house and the ore elaborate services will be held at the church. A number of the relatives and friends of the deceased from out of the city will be in attendance at the funeral. Mr. Meinzer's eldest son, Bus, Arrived from Creston on Wednesday night, and will be present at the funeral. Amont those who will be present from out of the city are the following: Mr. and Mrs. C. Widmann, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Widmann, Misses Lulu and Alma Widmann, J. H Fuoss and Mrs. Charles Eickelberg, of Waterloo. [The train crash was Tuesday, April 16, 1901. Another train was going to hit his train; Leo deliberately backed up to save his passengers.]
• Mahnke, William - 1971 -- The Lusk Herald October 14, 1971 William Mahnke Dies; Funeral In Lusk Monday William Louis Mahnke, 88, died October 6 and funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 11, at Peet Mortuary. Dallas Swisher of the Jehovah Witness Church in Casper officiated at the service and burial was in the Prairie View Cemetery near Lost Springs. Russell Olmstead sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "God Be with You Till We Meet Again" accompanied by Mrs. Edna DeCastro, organist. Casket bearers were Allen Heins, Allen Hineman, Harry Brown, Richard Kant, Ed Rogina and Dan Miles. Mr. Mahnke was born June 12, 1883, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Frederick and Katherine Mahnke. He was father to seven children, two by his first marriage and five children by his marriage to Jessie Rinsma. Mr. Mahnke homesteaded in Wyoming in 1913 near Keeline and worked on the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad until his retirement. Eight months ago he moved to Michael Manor Nursing Home in Douglas where he died. He is survived by one sister, Ruth Holtz, Sioux City, Iowa; three sons, Franklin, Keeline, Henry, Denver, Colo., and Arthur, Lusk; three daughters, Helen Clemens, Erie, Colo., Margaret Briscoe, Dayton, Wyo., and Katherine Swan, Colorado Springs, Colo.; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His mother, father, four sisters, two brothers and one son Frederick died previously.


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