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1 10th Medical Battalion. Company E. Veterinary. Private. Malchow, Piermont John (I141)
2 12 children (from obituary of their son Herbert, 10 brothers and sisters died prior to 1953, one brother living)

Edmonds, John (I177)
3 1915 Iowa state census, Roll IA1915-145, line 795: Sophia Silerman age 81.

Info from Find a Grave: Sohia Dreckmeier came to the United States in 1857 on the Archilles, the same sailing ship as Fredrick Sielerman. They were married 5 February 1859 in Iowa and became parents of 12 children. Only 5 survived to adulthood. Sohpia was the daughter of Johann Friedrick Dreckmeier and Anna Marie Lange. 
Dirkmeier, Ann Marie Sophia (I69)
4 1925 Iowa state census for daughter Tabetha (Schmeiser) Reipe gives Mary Rees's birth place as Missouri. Rees, Mary Magdalena (I121)
5 1925 Iowa State census record, Des Moines County, Benton Township. Henry Wunnenberg age 70; Elizabeth Wunnenberg age 54; and Ester A. Wunnenberg age 22.

From newspaper clipping. 13 March 1934.
H. Wunnenberg died suddenly. Funeral Tuesday afternoon at the Latty Church.
Henry Wunnenberg died at his home near Sperry Saturday morning, March 10, 1934. He did not get up when breakfast was ready and on going to his room it was found he had passed away.
Mr. Wunnenberg started to Mediapolis in his car Friday morning and when some distance from his home his car skidded and turned over, damaging the car considerably, but he did not appear to be much injured, but the shock was probably what hastened his death.
The remains were brought here to the Fry Funeral Parlors. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 1:30 o’clock at the Latty church.

Two page entry for Henry Wunnenberg in Biographical review of Des Moines County, Iowa. Chicago, Hobart Publishing Co., 1905, pages 753-754.
Henry Wunnenberg
That the life of Henry Wunnenberg, of Benton township, illustrates a high and noble ideal of American manhood is due, in part, to a rigid discipline in the school of experience and honest labor during his early years, as well as to those personal characteristics which are peculiarly his own. Mr. Wunnenberg was born Sept. 3, 1855, in Benton township, and has claimed Des Moines county for his home throughout his entire life, being one of her native sons to whom she can always point the finger of pride. He was the son of Henry and Amelia Wunnenberg.
Both parents of Mr. Wunnenberg were natives of Germany, and came to America in 1854. They located in Benton township, and on the third day after their arrival in the county bought a farm of forty acres. Under their skillful farming and careful management they prospered greatly, so that after a number of years, when the father sold this farm, he was able to buy a much larger farm, consisting of one hungred and twenty acres of rich farm land, and forty-five acres of timber, which is now the home farm.
Here Mr. Henry Wunnenberg, the father, lived, carrying on very successfully a general farming business, and stock-raising. He made this his home, and made all the improvements, until there were not many farms in the community better fitted with the comforts and conveniences to be found in modern farm homes. Mr. Wunnenberg was a devoted number of the German Lutheran church until the time of his death, which occurred on the home farm when he was seventy-nine years of age. He was a follower of the principles of the Democratic party, and was a faithful helper to the leaders of that part.
The mother, died some fourteen years before the father. She was an earnest Christian woman, and a faithful member of the Evangelical church. She was the mother of eleven children, nine of whom are still living.
The subject of our review obtained his education in the common schools of Benton township, and assisted upon the home farm, remaining there until he was twenty-one years of age. After this he worked by the month upon different neighboring farms til he was twenty-seven, when he went to farming for himself, renting for some years in Franklin township, then in Washington township, and finally coming to his present place twenty-two years ago. This is a fine, well-kept place of eighty-sic acres, nearly all of which is under cultivation, and showing everywhere the thorough knowledge of farming and care of its owner. Besides this farm, Mr. Wunnenberg owns sixty-two acres of good land elsewhere in Benton township, some of which has already been improved. Mr. Wunnenberg has recently erected a large substantial two-story dwelling upon the place.
Mr. Wunnenbert early allied himself with the Democracy, believing its principles to be more consistent with American ideas of liberty and popular government than those of any other party. In religious matters he has affiliated himself with the Evangelical church, of whose teachings he is follower.
In 1881 Mr. Wunnenberg was united in marriage to Miss Lydia A. Gieselman, daughter of Henry Gieselman, who was an early settler of Des Moines county. Mr. Gieselman formerly owned the place where our subject now resides. He was a man who was prominent in all local enterprises, and was respected by all who came in contact with him. He died at the age of seventy-seven years. His widow still resides on the old homestead of thirty acres in Benton township, one and a half miles west of Latty, with her son, Henry Gieselman.
Mrs. Wunnenberg, who was also a member of the Evangelical church, died in 1890, leaving behind her the five children who were born to this union. These children were as follows: Ida, wife of Peter Smith, a farmer of Benton township, to whom has been born one child; Otto, who is married to Miss Anna Steffener, and resides at home; Frederick and Arthur, who live a home; and one child who died in infancy.
Mrs. Wunnenberg is a member of the Evangelical church. She possesses those thrifty housewifely qualities which are so much needed to make a worthy help-meet for a man whose success must come from tilling the soil to the best advantage.
Mr. Wunnenberg is a well-known citizen of Benton township. The circle of his acquaintance is wide, and co-extensive therewith is the circle of those who honor him for what he is.
Wunnenberg, Henry (I3)
6 50th wedding anniversary announcement, Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, 21 February 1951, page 7.
Obituary, Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, 20 April 1951, page 16. 
Ruschill, Frank (I208)
7 60th wedding anniversary celebration announcement, Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa, 28 June 1992, page 24. Wunnenberg, Alfred Frederick (I97)
8 64th Regiment. Illinois Infantry. Company B. 2nd Lieutenant. Robbins, George W. (I279)
9 90th birthday celebration announcement, Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa, 23 June 1991, page 23.
Obituary, Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa, 30 September 1992, page 11. 
Ruschill, Stella Mae (I210)
10 Albert Whitaker, 65, of 402 10th Ave., Green Rock, died Tuesday morning in Moline Lutheran Hospital.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Hampton Cemetery, Hampton.

Visitation will be after 7 p.m. today in the Fairman Mortuary.

Born in New Boston, Mr. Whitaker was retired from International Harvester Works, Rock Island.

He married Alice Riemann in 1922 in Mediapolis, Iowa. She died in 1934.

Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Roy Ashton, Carbon Cliff, and Mrs. Newt Frazee, Green Rock; a son, Fred, Miami, Fla; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers. Levi, Oakville, Iowa, and Joh, Burlington, Iowa; and sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Proud, Clinton, Iowa; Mrs. Sidney Baker, Aledo, and Mrs. Herbert Spahn, Texas. 
Whitaker, Albert Elmer (I104)
11 Announcement of golden wedding anniversary. Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, 20 October 1954, page 12. Family F12
12 Approximate birth year from 1 January 1925 Iowa state census, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, Root IA1925-1696, line 18: Theophilus Schmeiser age 62 (mother Mary M. Riese, Father Jacob Schmeiser). In household with sister Taltha Schmeiser age 54. Schmeiser, Theophilos (I189)
13 Arvilla A. Kelley, 65, of Mediapolis died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Born Oct. 10, 1945, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Arthur and Della Schmidt Burgus. On April 9, 1972, she married George F. Kelley in Mediapolis.

Mrs. Kelley and her husband owned Split Rails Antiques for the last 30 years. She worked nine years at Fry's Variety Basement, eight years as a dietary aide at Prairie Ridge Care Center, and seven years at Mediapolis News. She lived her entire life in Mediapolis, where she attended grade school and graduated from Mediapolis High School in 1964. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mediapolis.

She enjoyed flowers, collecting dolls and Jewel T. Autumn Leaf dishes and going to flea markets, garage sales, thrift shop and antique shows, especially at Old Threshers in Mount Pleasant.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Sean Kelley of Mediapolis; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m.

The funeral for Mrs. Kelley will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerleen Schlesser officiating. Burial will be in Kossuth Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Memorials have been established for Immanuel Lutheran Church and Mediapolis Ambulance Service.

Burgus, Arvilla (I452)
14 Billings Gazette (MT), 8 June 1972

George Lawrence Anderson, 86, died Monday in a Redwood City, Calif., hospital.

Mr. Anderson had worked in the Red Lodge coal mines and homesteaded at Chance. He moved to California in 1938.

He was born Nov. 24, 1885, in Burlington, Iowa.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Nelson, Belfry; a brother Roy of Sperry; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services at Chance Cemetery, south of Belfry. 
Anderson, George Lawrence (I444)

James Wallace Baird has since the fall of 1873 made his home on Section 10, Yellow Springs township, where he has an excellent farm of one hundred acres of land that is rich and arable, bringing him good harvests annually. He is a native son of Iowa, and possesses the enterprising spirit which has been the dominant factor in the growth and development of the State. His birth occurred in Louisa county, Sept. 18, 1847, and he is a son of John and Catherine (McElhinney) Baird, both of whom were natives of County Derry, Ireland. The mother was only three years old when brought by her parents to America. She was born Aug. 10, 1822, and died April 14, 1900. John Baird, however, was reared and educated in his native country, and was a young man of twenty-four years when he decided to seek a home in the New World. He accordingly crossed the Atlantic, and for a few years remained a resident of Philadelphia, Pa., where he worked as a laborer. In March, 1840, he was married in that city to Miss McElhinney, and about May 1, 1840, came direct to Iowa, where they lived until called to their final rest. For a brief period they remained in Louisa county, but during the infancy of their son James, came to Des Moines county. About 1848 the father entered a tract of land of eighty acres, but later sold that property and entered another eighty-acre tract on Section 4. His wife also bought an eighty-acre tract, and upon that farm they made their home. Not a furrow had been turned nor an improvement made when the land came into the possession of the father, but with characteristic energy he began its development, and as the years went by his fields became productive and his labors profitable. The old home place is now owned by the youngest son, J. P. Baird. There are twelve children in the family; Robert, now deceased; John L., who is living in Centerville, Iowa; Samuel C., who died in Nebraska in 1904; James W.; Nancy Jane, the wife of Daniel Yohe, of Nebraska; Margaret Ann, the wife of Adam Walkingshaw, who is living in Nebraska; Robert M., who resides in Winfield, Henry county, Iowa; Elizabeth, the wife of Robert G. Reed; Mary C., at home; Rosanna, the wife of I. R. Carithers; and Joseph W., who is living on the old homestead farm in Yellow Springs township. The father was a member of the Presbyterian church in his native country, and in 1846, in company with others he organized the Reformed Presbyterian Congregation of Sharon, in this county. He was a man of upright life, believing firmly in the Christian religion, and exemplifying his faith in his daily conduct and in all his relations with his fellow men. He died July 4, 1881, when in his seventieth year, his birth having occurred about 1812. James Wallace Baird was brought to Des Moines county during his infancy, his parents locating in Yellow Springs township. He acquired his education in the district schools of Des Moines and Louisa counties, and his boyhood days were quietly passed in the usual manner of farm lads of the period. Having arrived at years of maturity, he was married, April 7, 1871, to Miss Mary Ann Walkinshaw, a daughter of John and Margaret (Glasgow) Walkingshaw. Mrs. Baird was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, March 19, 1851, and by her marriage has become the mother of nine children, namely; Minnie Loretta, the wife of J. T. Carithers, who is living in Yellow Springs township; Edmond Alfonz; Lena Mabel, the wife of John P. Robertson, who is living on the William Hensleigh farm, in Yellow Springs township; Merrill Waldo, who attended the business college at Quincy, Ill.; Oliver Emmet; Otto Clarence; Ralph Ehrman; Oscar Marion; and Blanch Verona, all at home, the last two being twins. It was in the fall of 1874 that Mr. Baird purchased his present farm, taking up his abode thereon. He has made good improvements here since, including the erection of a fine barn and other buildings. The farm comprises one hundred acres of land, and is all under cultivation, the fields returning excellent crops of corn, wheat, and other cereals. Mr. Baird is also well known as a stock-dealer, and usually raises several head of horses each year, at the present time having seventeen head, principally draft horses. He also has some good cattle upon his place, and about forty head of Poland China hogs ready for the market. He is a busy man, and indolence and idleness are utterly foreign to his nature. As the years have passed he has worked persistently and energetically, and that he is now in possession of a comfortable home is attributable entirely to his own labors and God’s blessing.
Baird, James Wallace (I129)
16 Birth information is from:
Extract from the list of births and baptisms in the church register of Calvorde. In the year (1821) eighteen hundred and twenty-one, on the (15th) fifteenth of February, at nine o-clock in the morning, a son was born to the citizen and brewer Johann Heinrich Albrecht Wunnenberg at Calvorde and his wife Johanne Margarethe Christiane Reineke, who was baptized on the (25th) twenty-fifth of February and names: Heinrich August Joachim. Calvorde, the 17th of March 1853. W. Wunderlich, precentor and sacristan of the parish of Calvorde. 
Wunnenberg, Heinrich August Joachim (I1)
17 Birth, death and burial information from obituary, the Columbus Gazette, 31 Oct 1991 and announcement of funeral service Hawkeye Gazette 27 October 1991 (photocopies from Celia Crawford) Also clipping from Hawkeye Gazette from Lee Thompson.
Obituary, Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa, 25 October 1991, page 12. 
Wunnenberg, Leo Otto (I48)
18 Birth, death and burial information Iowa Cemetery Book, Brown/Rice Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa. Also from obituary.
Also from Delayed Birth Index, book #1, Des Moines County, Iowa, page 66. Record #330.
D/b: 8 Dec 1889, PL/B: Franklin Twp., Des Moines Co., Iowa.
F: Wunnenberg, Otto. PL/B: Benton Twp, Des Moines Co, IA.
Mo: Sielerman, Anna M. C. PL/B: Des Moines Co, IA.
#1: Bapt Record: Evang Ch., K. Scheibe, Paster - Benton Twp 27 Apr 18??
#2: Bankers Life Ins. #566409 2 Mar 1923
#3: Army Disch. 15 May 1919
#4: School record, Woodruff, supt. 1896.
Photocopies from Celia Crawford.
Obiturary, Burlington Hawk-Eye, 19 June 1980, page 15. Funeral service announcement, Burlington Hawk-Eye, 20 June 1980, page 10. 
Wunnenberg, Clarence Frederick (I62)
19 Bob Corson was the eldest of three sons born to Robert Burns Corson and Vera Isabelle Anderson Corson Urban. He was the grandson of James McVain Corson and Emma Martin Corson, both early Montana pioneers, and George Lawrence Anderson and Jetta Vines Anderson Van Doren.

Bob served in both the US Navy and the Army. He was a veteran of the Korean War. When he returned from the war, he met his future wife Ursula "Babe" E. Lent. They married after a whirlwind 6-week courtship on June 30, 1954.

Bob worked as a mechanic, with his father, at Northern Pacific Railroad, until he became disabled in his early 40s from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He subsequently worked as a groundskeeper for Mountview Cemetery. He frequently said it was one of the more pleasurable and interesting jobs he had ever held. He was forced to retire when his Parkinson's made it impossible for him to work. His children were still young so he became Mr. Mom for the next 13 years. In his early 50s he moved to Western Manor Nursing Facility where he lived until his death from pneumonia. The staff was amazingly patient and kind to him throughout his entire stay.

Dad loved model railroading, reading, and playing practical jokes on his kids. Before he became ill, he was an avid fisherman, camper, and bowler.

He is survived by his former wife, their 3 children, Vickie Ahrberg, Claremont, CA; Vern (Sally) Corson, Spokane, WA; and Val (Tom) Miller of Billings; grandchildren Jeremy and Bethany Kies, Allison Ahrberg, Tiffany and Cameron Corson, and Tegan Miller; and his brother, Jim of Salem, Oregon.

He was predeceased in death by his parents and his brother John "Jack". 
Corson, Robert Verne (I459)
20 Born Feb. 24, 1938, in Burlington, he was the son of Albert Joe and Viola L. Malchow Poisel.
Mr. Poisel was a graduate of Burlington High School. He served in the Iowa Army National Guard from 1955 through 1964. He was a commercial fisherman and in more recent years operated Charlie's Custom Sawing.
He loved to fish the Mississippi River. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and enjoyed hunting, bowling, and was a fan of car races.
Survivors include one daughter, Janese Brown of Kearney, Mo., and two grandchildren.
Visitation will begin after noon Tuesday at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The funeral for Mr. Poisel will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Mediapolis with the Rev. John Gaulke officiating. The body will be cremated.
A memorial has been established for the Hawkeye Dolbee Public Access Landing. 
Poisel, Charles Albert (I317)
21 Born March 11, 1911, in Kingston, she was the daughter of James W. and Ella Elizabeth Dravis Hinson. On March 14, 1936, she married Joe Seaberg in Burlington. He died Oct. 6, 1994.
Mrs. Seaberg was a homemaker. She graduated from Huron High School. She was a member of the Lutheran Church.
Survivors include one son, James Joseph Seaberg of Burlington; one granddaughter; two great-granddaughters; one brother, Clifford Hinson of Kingston, and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will begin after 8 a.m. Tuesday at Prugh's Chapel in Burlington, where the family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
The funeral for Mrs. Seaberg will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Prugh's Chapel with the Rev. Jane Keel officiating. Burial will be in Burlington Memorial Park. 
Hinson, Nellie Mildred (I381)
22 Brown/Rice Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Cemetery Book, lists the tombstones from Clarence, Maria and Clarice. However, Clarence's obituary gives the name as Elmwood Cemetery. Wunnenberg, Clarence Frederick (I62)
23 Burial location from death certificate Knittel, Geneva Mae (I360)
24 Burlington Hawk Eye Gazette, Burlington, IA, Aug. 2, 1954
Mrs. Hoambrecker
Mrs. Elsie Bell Hoambrecker, 71, died today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry R. Ward, 424 Wightman street.
She was born March 4, 1883, and was of the Congregational faith.
She married Garrett Hanson (ed.-Hinson), May 9, 1910, and he died June 4, 1904. She married *Halbert Hoambrecker in Burlington July 15, 1909. He preceded her in death March 27, 1934.
Survivors include eight children. The daughters are Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Hattie Ruth Walker of Sperry, Mrs. Stella L. Ward of Mediapolis, and Mrs. Jane Brazel of Mediapolis. Surviving sons are Carl Hoambrecker of Lomax, Ill. **Horace of Burlington, Dennis of Dodge Center, Minn., and Roger of Burlington.
Other survivors include 19 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at Wallen's Chapel at a time to be announced later. Burial will be at Aspen Grove cemetery.
McCorkel, Elsie Bell (I354)
25 Burlington Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa, 1 June 1965, Tuesday.

Word has been received by Mrs. Troy Catanzaro, 253 S. Tenth St. of the death of her sister, Mrs. Amelia Sullivan Wunnenberg, a native of Burlington and one time employee of Bell Telephone Co. in Burlington. Mrs. Wunnenberg and her husband, Mr. Vernon Wunnenberg, were enroute to Iowa to make their home, after having lived in Florida for 40 years and had stopped at a motel in Jamestown, Tenn., where Mrs. Wunnenberg was fatally stricken at 5 p.m. Sunday. The daughter of John and Catherine Weigert Sullivan Mrs. Wunnenberg was born Sept. 17, 1897, and was married to Mr. Wunnenberg in Burlington on Feb. 23, 1921. They farmed near Sperry before moving to Florida.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Wunnenberg is survived by two brothers and three sisters: Joseph Sullivan and Mrs. Catherine Nollen, both of Mediapolis; John Sullivan, 2424 Herman; Mrs. Agnes Pendleton, 929 N. Fourth; and Mrs. Mary Catanzaro. The body will be brought to Prugh's Chapel. 
Sullivan, Amelia Lillian (I84)
26 Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, 21 June 1953. Mrs. Elnora Mary Walker, 900 Court, died at her home Friday evening following a 12-year illness. She was born in Des Moines county April 6, 1884, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Meyers Schuler. She married Claude K. Walker in Burlington, Jan. 9, 1924. She was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Warren Harrison of Burlington; a sister, Mrs. F. N. Sprague of Bellwood, Ill.; a brother, Edward Schuler of Sperry; two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. An infant son is dead. Services will be in Prugh's chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Mr. John Poole will officiate. Burial will be in Kossuth cemetery. Schuler, Elnora (I237)
27 Celia Crawford has the Dutchy of Braunschweig journeyman's book for journeyman miller Heinrich August Joachim Wunnenberg from Calvorde and has its translation to English. He is described as follows: Name: Heinr. August Joachim Wunnenberg. Born in, residing at: Calvorde. Age: 23 years. Height: 5 feet, 4 inches. Hair: dark blond. Forehead: covered. Eyebrows: dark brown. Eyes: gray. Nose, mouth: usual. Beard: dark brown. Chin: round. Face: oval. Complexion: healthy. Distinguishing characteristics: lacking.
It certifies that he has pursued the miller's trade for several years, partly as an apprentice and partly as a journeyman, and has behaved irreproachably during this time, also processes proven skill in his trade and, as far is known, leaves behind no debt. It is dated 12 June 1844, signed and sealed by the Ducal government office of Braunschweig Luneburg, W. Bode. Introductory pages remind the bearer of proper conduct. It records his travels through several cities, beginning 21 June 1844 until 14 July 1847.
There is also a handwritten note: "My little Heinrich was born on 3rd of September 1854 at 5:30 o'clock in the evening. On the 6th of August 1856 little Wilhelm was born, and died on the 7th of October, aged 8 weeks and 6 days.

From Celia Crawford:
Land Records, volume 3, Des Moines County, Burlington, Iowa

Date of Filing: 25 July 1853. Grantor (seller): Wunnenberg, Henry. Grantee (buyer): Matthias Miller and wife. Record vol. 18, page 56. Date of Instrument: 23 July 1853. Character of instrument: Deed. Description of property: SW 1/4 NE 1/4 of Sec. 22, Town 71, Range 2.

Date of filing: 22 Aug 1854. Grantor (seller): Wunnenberg, H. and wife, Grantee (Buyer): Dietrich Lupchen. Record vol. 19, page 67. Date of Instrument: 22 August 1854. Character of instrument: Deed. Description of property: SW 1/4 NE 1/4 of Sec. 22, Town 71, Range 2.

Date of filing: 11 Jan 1856. Grantor (seller) Wunnenberg, Henry. Grantee (buyer): Jacob Rexroat and wife. Record vol. 20, page 323. Date of Instrument: 6 March 1855. Character of instrument: Deed. Description of property: part SW 1/4 of Sec. 22, Town 71, Range 2.

Date of filing: 12 Feb 1864. Grantee (seller) Wunnenberg, Henry. Grantee (buyer): Gottlieb Griemen. Record vol. 72, page 75. Date of instrument: 22 July 1863, Character of instrument: Deed. Description of property: pt. NE 1/4 SW 1/4 of Sec. 18, Town 71, Range 2.

There is an entry for H. Wunnenberg in "The History of Des Moines County. Chicago, Western Historical Company, 1879, page 715. Wunnenberg, H. farmer, Sec. 18; P.O. Sperry; was born in Calvorde Germany, in 1821; came to Des Moines Co. in 1853, and since been engaged in farming. Married Emilie Rehfeld in 1853, she was born in Lenzarsigle, Germany, in 1833; they have nine children - Harry, born in 1854; Herman in 1858; Otto in 1860; Fred in 1862; Mary in 1864; Alvenia in 1867; August in 1869; Emma in 1872; Clara in 1876. Mr. Wunnenberg owns 145 acres of land, valued at $6,000. Mr. and Mrs. W. are members of the Lutheran Church; Democrat.

Information on Heinrich is also included in the two page entry for his sons Henry Wunnenberg in Biographical review of Des Moines County, Iowa. Chicago, Hobart Publishing Co., 1905, pages 753-754.

And in Time to Remember: Benton Township Rural by Dan Dustman, page 79.

Wunnenberg, Heinrich August Joachim (I1)
28 Charles Ambrose Anderson died at 5 p.m. Wednesday in a Moline hospital where he had been a patient several weeks. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock p.m., Friday in the Christian church in Keithsburg, with the pastor Rev. George H. Wilson, officiating. Burial will be in New Boston cemetery.

Mr. Anderson was born Jun 16, 1863 in Des Moines county, Iowa. He was married to Miss Isabel Tee, who passed away leaving four children, who survive him. They are George Anderson in California, Dan at New Boston, Guy in Oquawka and Roy at Sperry, Ia.

He was later married to Mrs. Carrie Hudson Pauley at New Boston, who died in 1932, leaving two children, Mrs. Ruth Swank and Jason Anderson, both of Peoria.

In 1933, he was married to Mrs. Charlotte Campbell Durkee, who survives him. There are also 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 
Anderson, Charles Ambrose (I205)
29 Charles Ambrose Anderson was born Jun 16, 1863 near Kingston, Ia., the youngest of nine children of Thomas and Anne Crouse Anderson. He died at 5 p.m. May 22, 1946 at a Moline hospital where he had been a patient for several weeks.

He was married to Isabel Tee in 1884, and to this union were born four sons, George of Bellmont, Calif., Dan of New Boston, Guy of Oquawka and Roy of Sperry, Ia. His wife preceded him in death and he was later married to Mrs. Carried Hodson Pauley, who also preceded him in death in 1931. Two children of this union, Mrs. Ruth Swank and Jason Anderson, both of Peoria, survive.

On April 17 1932 he was married to Mrs. Lottie Durkee, who survives him. He is also survived by three step-children, Mrs. George Nesbitt, Mrs. Ruth Gaylor of Keithsburg and Mervin Durkee of Burlington, Ia. and by a number of grandchildren.

Mr. Anderson followed the occupation of farming in his early life, later taking up photography, which he continued until his retirement several years also. 
Anderson, Charles Ambrose (I205)
30 Cheryl Faye Scott, 59, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida passed away in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Cheryl moved to Port Saint Lucie, Florida from Roscoe, Illinois in 2016.

Cheryl was a symbol of courage and fight to everyone around her and always brought a smile to light up the room. She loved making crafts and sending out gifts to all of her friends around the holidays. All of the kids that she worked with at school looked up to her and were always excited to see what she had in store for the day. She was a wonderful friend to many and she will continue to inspire everyone that knew her for years to come. Finally, she was an amazing mother to her son Bradley, always helping him and motivating him to work his hardest at anything he set his mind to. Her family thanks anyone who has helped keep her spirits high throughout her final journey.

Survivors include son, Bradley Parsons of Port Saint Lucie, Florida; Karen (Steven) Hogberg of Port Saint Lucie, Florida; nephews Bryan Hogberg of Buffalo Grove, Illinois and Mathew (Jewel) Hogberg of Kansas City, Missouir. Cheryl was predeceased by her parents, Paul and Bonnie, Soctt.

Memorial service will be held at 2pm Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Haisley Tribute Center, 2041 SW Bayshore Blvd., Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34984. Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley Tribute Center.

Published in Rockford Register Star, 15 to 17 August 2017. 
Scott, Cheryl Faye (I476)
31 Clarice Lola Sullivan, age 73, of Mediapolis, Iowa, died Saturday, January 2, 2010, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. The daughter of Arthur and Della Iola Schmidt Burgus, she was born on June 3, 1936 in Burlington. She married Leland H. Sullivan on July 27, 1958, in Burlington. He preceded her in death on June 23, 2001.

Clarice graduated from Mediapolis High School. She was a homemaker. In earlier years she had worked at a chicken farm in Kossuth and she was an assistant with Dr. Lofgren in Mediapolis.

She enjoyed gardening, cookbooks, and following the Iowa Hawkeyes basketball and football and the Burlington Bees and the Blackhawks. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mediapolis.

She is survived by her sister, Arvilla and George Kelley of Mediapolis; her nephew, Sean Kelley of Mediapolis; and a great-nephew, Leland Glenn Kelley. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Leland.

Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis where the family will meet friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The funeral ceremony for Clarice Sullivan will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2010, at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis with Rev. Jerleen Schlesser officiating. Burial will follow at the Kossuth Cemetery.

A Memorial Fund has been established for the benefit of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Mediapolis Community Ambulance Serve. 
Burgus, Clarice Lola (I451)
32 Company B. 308th Machine Gun Battalion. 78th Division Private. Purple Heart. Anderson, Guy Horace (I339)
33 Daily Hawk Eye Gazette, Burlington, IA, Tues., Mar. 27, 1934, p. 2
Mr. Hoambrecker was found dead about 9:30 this morning in the dawn at Central avenue and Spring street where he had gone to empty pail of dirt. His body was discovered by some neighbors and Coroner Chas. Adank and the police ambulance were summoned. Thinking possible Mr. Hoambrecker might still be alive he was taken to Burlington hospital where a doctor pronounce him dead before he was removed from the ambulance, and the body was taken to Unterkircher funeral home pending arrangements for the funeral.
Mr. Hoambrecker was born on a farm three miles southwest of Kingston, Sept.10, 1858, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hoambrecler, and he lived on the farm until he retired and came to Burlington ?? years ago. He was married in 1909 to Elsie McCorkle, who survives him, and he was a member of the Bethany Lutheran church.
Besides his wife he is survived by four sons, Carl Hoambrecker .Forrest Hoambrecker, Dennis Hoambrenker and Roger Hoamhrecker, three daughters, Mrs. Harry Wand of Burlington, Mrs. Arthur Ward of West Burlington and Miss Jane Hoambrecker of Kingston: one step-daughter, Mrs. Wallace Walker, and six grandchildren.
Mr. Hoambrecker had been in failing health for some time, and suffered a previous stroke several years ago.
Hoambrecker, Albert (I355)
34 Date from tombstone. Died of typhoid fever (Celia Crawford).

Tombstone is to the right of parent's stone (Friedrich & Dorothea Reimann).
Stone reads:
Luise Bertha
den 22 Oct 1890
21 K 7 m 18 T.
[note: looks like 1896, but 1890 would be correct date] 
Riemann, Louise Bertha (I116)
35 Dates for birth and death for Gustav, Emma, and daugher Anna are from the cemetery read of Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa. Burgus, Gustav Bengamen (I215)
36 Dates from obituary. Des Moines County Iowa Marriage book #13, page 62: Wunnengerg, Otto 26; br. Sulerman, Annie 24; no return. Family F35
37 Dates of birth and death from father's journeyman's book. Wunnenberg, Wilhelm (I248)
38 Death notice, Hawk-Eye Gazeet, 11 Jan 1943. Clipping. Wunnenberg, Emma (I11)
39 Des Moines County Marriage Book #11, page 72.
WUNNENBERG, Henry, 28; b. Benton twp; f. WUNNENBERG, Henry, m. REHFELDT, Emily; br: GIESELMAN, Lydia, 19; b. Benton twp; f. GIESELMAN, Henry; m. DROSTEN, Mary; marr 6 Oct 1881 at bride's home, Benton twp, by Jacob Baehr, M. G. 
Gieselman, Lydia A. (I15)
40 Des Moines County, Iowa marriage book #12, page 68: Wunnenberg, Herman age 26; bride: Bryant, Tillie age 19: no return. Family F5
41 Des Moines County, Iowa marriage book #13, page 62: Wunnenberg, Otto 26; br. Sulerman, Annie 24; no return. Family F6
42 Dorothy L. Chamberlain

Dorothy was born March 17, 1925, in Yellow Springs Twp., IA to Otto and Anna Wunnenberg. She passed away in her home on August 7, 2007, in Edmonds, WA.

She served in the U.S. army, as a Sergeant, during WWII. She was a surgical technician. She met her husband, Henry, while serving at Ft. George Wright, WA. They married in Hollywood, CA on November 14, 1947. They have seven children.
Her passion was her family. She loved the ocean beaches, caring for animals, strays and all and her dog, Nettie Rose.
She and her children traveled the world to be with her Air Force husband SMSgt. Henry T. Chamberlain USAF (Ret) 
Wunnenberg, Dorothy Louise (I39)
43 EAA was in Rockford 1959-1968 or 69.

Wunnenberg, Vernon William (I83)
44 Eleanora Riemann never married. Riemann, Eleanora (I395)
45 Engagement announcement, Burlington Hawk Eye, 12 November 1932, page 10.
50th wedding anniversary celebration announcement, Burlington Hawk Eye, 21 November 1982, page 14.
60th wedding anniversary celebration announcement, Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa, 29 November 1992, page 26. 
Wunnenberg, Ralph Herbert (I90)
46 Entry for Otto Wunnenberg in Biographical review of Des Moines County, Iowa. Chicago, Hobart Publishing Co., 1905, pages 907-908

Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa. Chicago, Hobart Publishing Co., 1905, pages 907-908.

Otto Wunnenberg, interested in general farming, was born in Benton township, this county, Feb. 28, 1860, his parents being Henry and Amelia (Rayfield) Wunnenberg. The father was a native of Germany, and on coming to America made his way to the i interior of the country, settling in Benton township, soon after his marriage. He first purchased forty acres of land, and with resolute will and laudable ambition began the development of his farm, to which he added, as financial condition madade it possible, until he was the owner of two hundred and sixty-five acres of rich and productive land, being recognized as one of the most successful farmers of his community. He was respected by all for what he accomplished, and for the manner of his business dealings. He passed away in April, 1898, at the age of seventy-nine years, his death being regretted by many friends. His wife departed this life in April, 1888, at the age of fifty-eight years.

Otto Wunnenberg acquired his education in the schools of Franklin township, although his home was in Benton township. He was reared to the occupation of farming, which he has always followed, and after his marriage he rented a tract of land in Franklin township. In 1895 he purchased seventy acres of land in Sections 2 and 11, Franklin township, and he also has ten acres of timber land which was a part of the old homestead. He carries on general agricultural pursuits, and also raises hogs, mostly of the Poland China breed, and has a good herd of cattle on his farm. His place is a well-improved property, the thrifty appearance of which is indicative of the careful supervision of a painstaking and progressive owner.

Mr. Wunnenberg was united in marriage, Sept. 29, 1886, to Miss Anna Sielerman, a daughter of Frederick and Sophia (Dirkmeyer) Sielerman, whose history appears on another page. Mrs. Wunnenberg was born in Benton township, Oct. 5, 1861, and there grew up, attending the same school with her husband, and also the German parochial school. Unto our subject and his wife have been born four children: Clarence, Villars, Mary, and Grace.

While not an aspirant for office, he votes with the Democratic party. While they were reared in the Lutheran church, Mr. Wunnenberg now attends the Presbyterian church. 
Wunnenberg, Otto Henry (I5)
47 Evelyn Grace Thompson, age 93, of Burlington, passed away Sunday afternoon, February 23, 2014, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. She was born to Chester Alan and Minnie Clara Wunnenberg McKeown in their home near Newport. She graduated from Mediapolis High School and Burlington Business College. Evelyn married the late R. Kenneth.

The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa. 25 February 2014.
Evelyn Grace Thompson, 93, of Burlington died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. Born Dec. 1, 1920, at home near Newport, she was the daughter of Chester Alan and Minnie Clara Wunnenberg McKeown. On Jan. 1, 1941, she married Kenneth "Ken" Thompson in Northfield, and he died Sept. 30, 2003.
Mrs. Thompson and her husband farmed and raised their family in Northfield. They sold the farm and traveled and volunteered with group homes for youth in Iowa and Texas.
She graduated in Mediapolis High School and Burlington Business College, was a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Mediapolis and attended Heritage Baptist Church in Burlington. She was a member of several Bible study groups.
Survivors include one son, Lee Thompson of Burlington; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and two nieces.
Besides her husband, she was precede in death by one son and one sister.
The funeral for Mrs. Thompson will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis, with the Rev. Deb Kinney officiating, and family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. before the service. Burial will be in Kossuth Cemetery, rural Medapolis, and a lunch gathering will follow at Apron Strings in Medapolis.
A memorial has been established for Mediapolis Public Library. 
McKeown, Evelyn Grace (I390)
48 Find a Grave Memorial #61323397 has Clara Ann Wunnenberg incorrectly linked as a spouse of Augustus Wunnenberg. Clare and Augustus were siblings.

Find a Grave Memorial #46936061 has Clara correclty linked to her husband Charles Henry Huebner. 
Wunnenberg, Clara Anna (I12)
49 For more information about Lucille's father's family see our McKeown site:
For more information about Lucille's mother's family see our Wunnenberg site:
And Lucille's two individual pages: 
McKeown, Lucille Irene (I389)
50 Fred and Minnie (Riemann) Meyer had no children. Dates from obituary. Riemann, Minnie (I115)

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