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Kuss Family History December 25th, 1999 1 Augusta Kuss, GG Grandfather, M Birth: klein Vesick (WISSEK), Posen,Germany Death: 1875, klein Vesick (WISSEK), Posen,Germany1 Death Memo: Died when Fredrick was 10 years old. Apparently Freds Dad was trampled by the family team of horses. His mother then eventually married into the Timm Family The bibles location for where the family originated Klein Vesick did not exist on the Prussian maps of the late 1800s. The closest thing to it is a town called Wissek. Klein or small could be attached to most any city at the time. In 1998, Wissek is now Poland and again has a new name Wyrzysk.

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WYRZYSK:

US Comm. no. POCE000424

Cemetery is located on in the northwestern part of the town, by the road to the village of Klaski. Location: The town, called Wirsitz in German, is located in the Pila Region, 17 16', 53 08', 30 km from Pila. The present town population is 1,0005,000; currently no Jews. The local contact is: Urzad Miasta i Gminy z Wyrzysk. Local authority responsible for the site is Mgr. Roman Chwaliszewski, Wojewodski Koserwator Zabytkow 64-920 Pila ul. Tczewska 1, tel. 223-88. The regional authority responsible for the site is Poristwowo Slurba Odnony Zabytkow, Odoniar w Pila, Mgr. Barbara Luczynskie; address above. Mgr Marek Fijalkowski, Museum Okregowe, 64-920 Pila ul. Chopino 1 tel. 271-87 may have information. The earliest known Jewish community is town was in the 18th century. Population as of last census before WWII was 18 Jews. Cemetery was established in the beginning of the 19th century. Last known burial was before 1940. Progressive/Reform Jews used the cemetery. It is not protected as a landmark. The cemetery location: urban, on flat land and isolated. It has no sign or marker. It is reached by turning directly off a public road. Access is open to all. There is no wall, fence or gate. The approximate size of the cemetery before World War II was 0.20 ha and it was liquidated in 1940. No stones are visible in the cemetery. There are no known mass graves. The present owner of the property is the municipality. The cemetery property is now used for recreation. Properties adjacent are residential. The cemetery is visited rarely by local residents. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. Since then there has been no maintenance and there is currently no care. No threats to cemetery. This survey was completed by Mz. Henryk Grecki, 70-534 Szerecin ul Soltysie 3/13, tel. 377-47. Questionnaire was completed Aug. 30, 1991. Documentation used to complete the survey was from souces worked out by Mr. Fijarkowski. Von Braun, Wernher (1912-77), German-American engineer, known for his development of the liquid-fuel rocket. Von Braun was born in Wirsitz (now Wyrzysk, Poland). He received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Berlin in 1934. Von Braun began experimenting with rockets in his youth. From 1937 to 1945 he was director of the German Rocket Research Center at Peenemnde on the Baltic Sea, in charge of developing the V-2 long-range liquid-fuel rocket, used to bombard England during World War II (see Rocket). In 1945 he came to the U.S. as technical adviser to the U.S. rocket program at the White Sands Proving Grounds in New Mexico. In 1950 he was transferred to Huntsville, Alabama, where for ten years he headed the Redstone missile program. Von Braun was naturalized a U.S. citizen in 1955. In 1960 he became director of development operations at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (NASA) in Huntsville. He was responsible for development of the Saturn V launch vehicle that was used, with the Apollo spacecraft, in the manned lunar landing program.

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Preussia was a nation of grandeur,royalty, nobility, and central German governmental rule. A country of mixed nations both richestof the rich and poorest of the poor. A vast territory of deep political struggle, that allowed surrounding countries to usurp their share of the land as the Preussen Empire became no more. Physically yes it no longer exists but in the people of Preussia, the nation lives on in deep rooted culture, memories, written script, pictures, and many more traditions that we as genealogists and proud decendants try to unearth and retain. "Lest we forget our heritage, we no longer are". Frederick Raymond Ramont

Spouse: Birth:

Julius, GG Grandmother, F klein Vesick (WISSEK), Posen,Germany

Children:

Fredrick (FRED) William (Wilhelm), M (1865-) ?, M

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1.1 Fredrick (FRED) William (Wilhelm) Kuss2,3,4, G Grandfather, M Birth: 28 Jul 1865, Klein Vesick (WISSEK) , Posen,Germany {Klein Wiseck on Alien Reg}5 Birth Memo: It appears that the spelling in the Kuss Family bible may have been incorrect. Wissek, Posen appears to be the closest to this pronunciation. WISSEK, Province Posen in late 1800s is now Wyrzysk, Province Pozan, Poland in 1998. Death: Blue Earth County, Mankato, MN Death Memo: Died in a Mankato hospital. Burried in the Wells Cemetary. Grave stones are located at the extreme north end of the cemetary on the north side of the road. Aug 1890, ?, age: 25 Memo: Need to check Hamburg Passenger Lists 1850-1934Family History Library Salt Lake CityLDS in Appleton, WI 414-733-5358, Rochester,MN 507-281-6641Film # 0473093 Bd. 36 13 Aug 1891, From Hamburg, Germany to New York, NY, age: 265,4 Memo: On the vessel First Bismarkhttp://www.Kin-Ships.com/ksships.htmHamburg-America Line Furst Bismarck (I), Hamburg-America Line, 1891-1904, Print#0222a, H Furst Bismarck (I), HamburgAmerica Line, 1891-1904, Print#0222b, V Reside: 22 Jul 1918, Elmore, MN, Rome Township, Faribault Co., MN, USA, age: 525 Reside Memo: Indicates for 9 months lived in village of Elmore, Minn and lived elswhere in Rome township for 5 years Occ: Farmer Laborer, indicated he owned no land but had personal property valued at $4005 Educ: Spoke english but did not write it.5 Reli: Lutheran6 Fredrick supposedly came to America 3 times before staying here. His family was fairly wealthy. When his father died and his mother remarried, it appears the wealth went to the Timm family. It was after this that Fredrick came to America permanently during August 1890. On the Alien Registraton in 1908 Fred indicated he had a brother in Germany but didnt know if he was still living. Hadnt heard from him in 15 years.5

Fredrick (FRED) William (Wilhelm) Kuss 1944

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Shi Logs:


http://www.hlcl.de/internet/html/intl/about%20the%20company/history.html 1889 Hamburg-America Line puts the first twin-screw fast steamers 'August Victoria' and 'Columbia' into service. 1891 The 'Frst Bismarck' achieves the crossing to New York in only 6 days, 2 hours and 44 minutes, and could hence be celebrated as the fastest ship on the route. 1894 Hapag's first so-called 'P'Steamers are put into service. 1896 Hamburg-America Line's new-into-service 13,333GRT 'Pennsylvania' is the biggest ship in the World of its time. 1899 Albert Ballin becomes General Director of Hamburg-America Line. 1900 Hamburg-America Line causes a sensation with the fast steamer 'Deutschland'. The ship takes the Blue Ribband on the voyage from New York to Plymouth in only 5 days, 7 hours and 38 minutes. http://www.nucleus.com/~bowcity/12.htm . 4528 P o/PC S.M.S. Furst Bismarck (sunk off . Falkland Isl), Kais Deutsche Marine . Schiffspost No 16/09 (written in . Colombo). F SB 75.00 Research: http://members.aol.com/genpoland/pos.htm

Kuss family picture taken about 1939

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The Province of Posen (Poznan) The 19th century Prussian province of Posen was called Wielkopolska until 1793, literally "Greater Poland". This region was the historical center of origin of the Polish Nation in the 10th century and has always been one of the richest and most developed provinces of Poland. In 1793 (as a result of the Second Partition of Poland) Greater Poland was taken over by Prussia and initially renamed "Southern Prussia". After 1815 this term was no longer used and the province was refered to with the name of its capital town, i.e. Poznan (German: Posen). This is often misleading, especially the records containing the name "Posen" are ambiguous - they suggest the town, where usually the entire province is meant. Even before the Partitions, Wielkopolska had some German population but as it became part of the Kingdom of Prussia, the German colonization increased significantly. Most of the settlers were Lutheran and many Protestant parishes were established. Before WWI, the German-speaking inhabitants were about 35% of the total population. The majority of them lived in the western and northern districts. The Page 7


central and southern part of Wielkopolska retained its Polish and Catholic identity. After Germany lost WWI, the territory of the Province of Posen was returned to Poland which was then restored as an independent nation. Only some of the western regions remained part of Germany. Together with the western districts of the former West Prussia, those areas were included in a new province called Grenzmark Posen-Westpreussen which existed until 1938. The majority of the German-speaking inhabitants of the Polish parts of Wielkopolska emigrated to Germany after 1920. After WWII also the areas of the former Province of Grenzmark were incorporated into Poland. The Germans living there were forced to leave and the Poles from the former Polish territories in the East started to settle there. The map below shows the territory of the Province of Poznan (Posen) at the beginning of the 20th century. The division into districts and the Polish and German names of the district towns are provided. The regions marked in yellow are those which remained in Germany after WWI. The parts of Silesia which were incorporated into the Poznan voivodship after 1920 are shown in cyan. Political & administrative status of the Province The Prussian province of Posen (Poznan) was established in 1815 and comprised the major part of the Polish region called Greater Poland most. Until the 1860'ies, the term "Grand Duchy of Posen" was officially used as a name of this province, which was later abandoned due to the unification of the Prussian monarchy. Despite this terminological change, the territory of the Province remained unchanged during the entire century (until 1919), thus it won't cause much ambiguity to refer to it as "Province of Posen" all throughout this period. Some historical information concerning this area is available within the Genealogy & Poland guide. Please note: as "Posen" can mean also the capital town (Poznan) of this province, I will use the term "the Province" to denote the Province of Posen everywhere in my guide. In 1815, the Province was initially divided into 26 districts. Their seats were in the following towns (German names in brackets): Babimost (Bomst), Buk, Bydgoszcz (Bromberg), Chodziez (Chodziesen), Czarnkow (Czarnikau), Gniezno (Gnesen), Inowroclaw (Inowrazlaw), Jarocin (Jarotschin), Koscian (Kosten), Krobia (Krben), Krotoszyn (Krotoschin), Miedzychod (Birnbaum), Miedzyrzecz (Meseritz), Oborniki (Obornik), Odolanow (Adelnau), Ostrzeszow (Schildberg), Pleszew (Pleschen), Poznan (Posen), Srem (Schrimm), Sroda (Schroda), Szamotuly (Samter), Szubin (Schubin), Wagrowiec (Wongrowitz), Wrzesnia (Wreschen), Wschowa (Fraustadt), Wyrzysk (Wirsitz). The north-eastern part of the Province belonged to the Regierungsbezirk (administrative region) in Bydgoszcz/Bromberg while the rest constituted the Regierungsbezirk Poznan/Posen. The division of the Province into the administrative regions, though important in the structure of the Prussian administration, is of little meaning to genealogical research. On the other hand, the division to districts and parishes is very important as in all documents the district affiliation of towns used to be provided. In 1887, an administrative reform was introduced and the number of districts was increased. This new status remained practically unchanged until the end of World War One or even to 1932, as far as the areas remote to the post-WWI border are concerned. After the WWI, the major part of the Province of Posen was returned to the restored Republic of Poland and only a westernmost strip of it remained German. Several changes of the district borders were done along the new border line. The Polish part of the former Province became part of the new voivodship Poznan except for the north-eastern districts which were incorporated into the voivodship of Polish Pomerania (capital seat in Torun/Thorn). The German part was included into a new Prussian province named Grenzmark Posen-Westpreussen (Borderland of Posen and West Prussia) with the capital in Pila/Schneidemuehl. This small province was in 1938 divided between Brandenburg, Pomerania and Silesia. In the voivodship Poznan the district borders were changed in 1932 when their number was decresed. In 1938 the eastern part of historical Greater Poland was also included into the voivodship Poznan. This area, with such cities as Kalisz and Konin, was not part of the Prussian Province of Poznan before WWI but belonged then to the Kingdom of Poland ruled by the Russians. As the result of the German invasion of Poland in September 1939, Hitler incorporated the voivodship Poznan into the Third Reich and renamed it Warthegau (Warta Region). After the War, the pre-War Poznan voivodship was restored. In 1975, the administrative map of Poland was redrawn and the areas of the 19th century Province of Poznan became part of 8 new voivodships: Poznan (its entire territory), Pila (its southern part), Leszno (its entire territory with small exceptions), Konin (small areas in its western part), Kalisz (its western 2/3), Gorzow Wielkopolski (its eastern portion), Zielona Gora (small eastern strip), Bydgoszcz (its southern 1/3).

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http://www.atsnotes.com/other/gerpol.html Wirsitz . . . . . . . . . . . . Poz Wyrzysk Wisniewo. . . . . . . . . . . . Poz Wisniewo Wissek. . . . . . . . . . . . . Poz Wysoka Rogasen . . . . . . . . . . . . Poz Rogozno

Fred Kuss Family (Fourth from left is Fred) (From Right side, Vearl Warner Kuss, Bertha Ferch Kuss, Hugo Kuss)

1.1 Fredrick (FRED) William (Wilhelm) Kuss2,3,4, G Grandfather, M Spouse:

Bertha Amelia FERCH, G Grandmother, F

Birth: 25 Sep 1870, Rogassen, Posen, Germany (Rogazno Poland) Birth Memo: Rogassen in the Kuss family bible appears to have been misspelt. Rogasen on the 1800s Prussian Map became Rogazno on the 1998 map of Poland in Province Pozan. Page 9


Death: 3 Dec 1941, Farm Home near Wells, Minnesota, age: 717,5 Death Memo: 2:35 Wed morning. Died of pericious anemia, from which she had been ill for 3 years. See notes for entire article. Burial: 6 Dec 1941, Rosehill Cemetery, Wells, MN, age: 71 Burial Memo: Member of German Lutheran Church. Funeral services held from the farm at 1:00 pm and 2:00 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wells, Rev William Ganschow. Pall bearers Adolph Reinke of Blue Earth, Herman Boettcher, John Rathai, Charles Giese, Ezra Willette all of Wells, and Charles Boeck of Alden. Nov 1895, New York, NY, age: 25 Memo: Need to check Hamburg Passenger Lists 1850-1934Family History Library Salt Lake CityLDS in Appleton, WI 414-733-5358, Rochester,MN 507-281-6641Film # 0473103 Bd. 49 Occ: Housewife who had 3 sets of twins and possibly 4 Reli: Lutheran6 Father: Julius FERCH, GG Grandfather, M Mother: Julia, GG Grandmother, F Berthas family in Germany were a poor debtors farmers who lived above the barn on their employers property. Bertha left Germany to travel to America to escape the poor hardship of that country. When Bertha would get home from school in Germany, she always had chores to do. One of those chores was having to gather sheep manure using the dress she had on like a sack and then would carry the manure to the fields and drop it onto the ground from her dress. Another chore she would do normally around the Jewish celebration of Pass Over. She would have to take dumplings her mother had made and stuff them down the mouths of the geese. The idea was to make the geese look extra plump so the Jews would perceive they were getting a good deal. Bertha told storys of having her fingers and hands ripped to bloody pieces by the raspy inner mouths of the geese.

Obituary: Since September 1941 she had been confined to her bed continually but had been poorly since February. Bertha Amelia Kuss, daughter of Julius and Julia Ferch, was born at Rogassen, Province Possen, Germany, on September 25, 1870 and came to this country with her parents in November 1895 and settled in the vicinity of Elmore. On January 18, 1896 she was united in marriage to Frederick William Kuss by Reverend Robert at the Lutheran Church in Blue Earth and lived in that vicinity until 15 years ago when they moved near Wells. To this union were born fourteen children, five of whom, three daughters and two sons preceed their mother. She is survived by her husband and five sons, Bruno, Hugo and Paul Kuss all of Minneapolis, John Kuss of Kiester, and Reinholdt Kuss of Wells, four daughters, Meta Draper of Minneapolis, Adelia Failes of Blue Earth, Melita Bauers of Winnebago and Alvina Kuss, at home. Also twenty grandchildren and1 great greandchild.7

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Spouse: Marr: Children:

Bertha Amelia FERCH, G Grandmother, F 18 Jan 1897, Faribault County?, Blue Earth?, MN Hugo Friedrick, M (1899-1977) Paul Adolf, M (1900-) Meta Bertha, F (1897-1951) Adelia Rosa, F (1902-) Melita Adeliade, F (1906-1980) John Julius, M (1903-) Alvina Renate, F (1913-) Bruno Richard, M (1899-1965) Reinholdt Herman, M (1915-) Elsa, F Lora, F Rosie, F Otto, M Richard, M

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1.1.1 Hugo Friedrick Kuss8, Grandfather, M

Birth: Birth Memo: Death: Burial: Reli:

6 Oct 1899, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN9 Born with his twin brother Bruno 22 Sep 1977, Anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN, age: 77 sunset Cemetary, Minneapolis, MN Baptist, member of Oak Hill Baptist Church of Columbia Heights, MN

Someone wrote love letters from Hugo to Vearl. Hugo couldnt read or write. When Alvina was approached about it during the early 1980s, she didnt know who did it. Spouse:

Vearl Rita WARNER, Grandmother, F

Birth: Father: Mother: Marr:

3 Apr 1907, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN10 Samuel WARNER, G Grandfather, M (1866-1933) Mary Rosetta NAUMAN, G Grandmother, F (1871-1943) 24 Apr 1924, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN11 Page 12


Marr Memo:

Based on Marriage Certificate

Children:

Daune Duane, M (1929-) Darlene Rita, F (1925-1957) Mary Bertha, F (1926-) Marlin Fredrick, M (1933-) Raymond Richard, M (1938-)

1.1.1.1 Daune Duane Kuss, Father, M

15 Oct 1929, Sam Warner Farm, Blue Earth Tnshp, Blue Earth, MN12 1 Sep 1954, Anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN, age: 24 Opened Don & Johns Skelly on the NE corner of 6th and 40th Ave. 15 Jan 1985, Anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN, age: 55 Don & Johns closes its doors after 30 years of service. 3 Jul 1993, Lake Pokegama, Pine City, MN, age: 63 Memo: Daune talked about staying at Alta and Al Steirs place during the summer. Alta was Vearl, Daunes mothers sister. Daune talked about how Al passing the butter to him would force him to take the butter dish in hand before hed allow Daune to use his knife to get a piece of butter. Daune enjoyed playing in their garage because Mr. Steir had a hand driven grinder there that was geared up so it would spin and spin. 25 Dec 1984, Lori&Doug Smith, 12024 Cree St., Coon Rapids, MN 55433, age: 55 Memo: Got new Big Red Honda June 1984 (3 wheel all terrain vehicle) Caught 13 1/2 pound lake trout and rode around Lake Superior in Camper with Doug, Lori, Jessica Smith and Arla. Occ: Skelly Service Station Owner, Auto Mechanic Educ: Columbia Heights High School Graduate 1947, Dunwoody Technical College Graduate Birth: Employ: Employ Memo: Employ: Employ Memo:

BIRTHDAY WISH To: Daune D. Kuss From: Duane A. Kuss Oct 15, 1983 Happy Birthday Dad, we hope your day is the best Sorry we couldnt ber there with Mom, and all the rest Weve sent to you a grab bag of many delights Theres something for your tummy and something for a cold winter night Jason and Ryan have put something in They hope youll use for breakfast, supper and din... Page 13


To keep you busy and your chainsaw too We hope these goodies come in handy And give you a tastey chew So a toast to the years and the good times youve had But most of all remember we love you And Thanks for being My Dad! Happy Birthday Duane, Mickey, Jason, and Ryan CHRISTMAS MEMORIES Christmas Day 1984 at Doug and Lori's Got new Big Red Honda June 84. Caught 13 1/2 pound Lake Trout and rode around Lake Superior in camper with Doug, Lori, Jessica and Arla. Christmas 1985 Met two weeks before Christmas together as a family because Doug and Lori were headed to Arizona for the holidays. Jan 15th saw the end of over 29 years as Don & Johns Service Station. Arla and I went south to Hot Springs Arkansas for 2 weeks. June 8th- Todd graduated and Arla & I also visited Valley Fair in record 103 degree heat. November 17th, shot a buck deer. March 1- went to work for Norliens Champion Auto Service. Christmas 1986 Sold the old 71 Chrysler wagon and bought used 83 Olds custom cruiser wagon. Cabin and golf in summer. Visited Todd and Kim in Ohio in September. Got a young buck deer hunting in November. Bought Johns share of the Deer Ranch property. Bought used snow blower for lake home. Christmas 1993 1993 was a long cold spring and summer. Jerry and Amy brought over cockapoo pup for me. Best dog I ever had. Got the old Farmall F-12 running again. Generally a steady year otherwise.

Spouse:

Arla Adele MOORE, Mother, F

Birth:

20 Feb 1934, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN 25 Dec 1984, lori&Doug Smith, 12024 Cree St., Coon Rapids, MN 55433, age: 50 Memo: This was the first year that not a single card was sent. I feel guilty about it. The four day holiday had a celebration feeling all four days and this is the finale. The grand children have made the Christmas more exciting. Jason 5 years, Ryan 22 months, and Jessica 14 months. I left part of the gifts at home, getting senile, working to hard to make everything perfect. Page 14


Occ: Educ: Father: Mother:

Secretary At Cornelius Company, Housewife Columbia Heights High School Graduate 1952 Clarence Raymond (CR) MOORE, Grandfather, M (1903-1982) Selma ZIEGENHAUGEN, Grandmother, F (1904-1985)

January 31, 1985 Dear Duane, Mickey & boys, Things have been changing fast around here. Dad worked on cars on Jan. 14 and moved out the 15th. They got their lease settlement on the 15th and closed and finished moving the 16th. Most of the things were put in our home garage. About 4 pm on the 16th, we drove up to check on Grandma and leave Sandy with her. On Thursday at 11:00 am we started driving, landing in Kansas City, MO. the first night. The snow was piled higher there than at home. We ended up in Hot Springs, Arkansas and played golf in 68 degree weather on Saturday afternoon. Sunday the temp had dropped to 1 degree but with the sun shining i seemed warmer. We scouted out a motel that had a golf course and offered free golf to their customers as the fee on Saturday at the Country Club was $30.00 for the two of us. The motel was also nicer than we have it at home and we paid $34.00 a night. We played lots of golf- slept, ate and watched TV. The temp most of the week ran from 25 degrees in the night to 50 and 55 degrees in the afternoon. If the sun was shining and you were out of the wind, it was actually sun tanning. We enjoyed it much. Left Arkansas on Friday the 25th and landed at Jerry and Jans. (Lindsay) The snow piled along the highway in Illinois was higher than the semi behind us. The winds really make the drifts in that flat country. We got home late Saturday night and picked up Sandy on Sunday. My boss gave me a full time job today. If I can handle it, I will be cashier in teh cafeteria- hours will be 7:30 am-3:30 pm with all benefits included. This is hospitalization, dental and profit deal which I havent completely discussed yet. I think I could like this. I knew if I started writing a letter to your we would hear from you tonight. Dad is talking to Duane now. (on the phone) Mostly I wanted you to see this beautiful newspaper item they did on Dad and John. Will enclose it in this letter. We talked to John Tuesday night and he is planning on coming back on Monday. He has been down to see Avis in Missouri. Our station is boarded up and the pumps are gone. It really is hard to see it that way. It looks ghostly. How are you doing? I talked to your Dad on Sunday, Mickey, and he sure sounded happy to be at home. Hope you are keeping warm! Love, Mom & Dad

Christmas 1986 Found the 1983 Olds we had to have up in Pine City, from the banker. One week of vacation at cabin, really enjoyed the Wednesday flea market. Started butter knife collection. Golfing still terrible. Arlie and Ruby joined us on a week end. Mickeys big birthday party, we went to Duluth for wedding on the boat all beautiful. Lost our renters, got a guy - Rick Roeser and gal Julie Franco. She is also leaving January 5th. Visited Todd & Kim on Sept 19th week end. Toledo- Museum farm - Defiance - GM Plant. New granddaughter Jennifer Lynn in May. Fun watching Chelseas learning to walk. Jessica and Ryan love each other. Jason started school. Thanksgiving at home - no Todd & Kim. Christmas at Lori & Dougs new house. Page 15


Christmas 1993 In February the granddaughters took me to have my ears pierced. I can now put them on without looking, but my old fingers wished I had pierced sooner. In February we also got Rusty Dads dog. If we had to have a dog, they dont make them any better than the one we got. We have enjoyed go health this year. We drove to Waukesha, Wisc. with Harriet and Ken Vassar to watch Todd run. Great trip. Our vacation was spent visiting Toots and Bern, 41st Anniversary for Dury & Esther and a golf party for Ken Carlsons retirement. Twelth year at Land O Lakes. Christmas Eve at 4208 Jackson St. in Columbia Heights, MN. Marr: Marr Memo:

7 Nov 1953, Anoka County, Minneapolis, MN St. Matthews Church, Columbia Heights

Children:

Duane Alan, M (1954-) Jerry Lee, M (1964-) Todd Jeffrey, M (1962-) Lori Jo, F (1958-)

1.1.1.1.1a Duane Alan Kuss*, Source, M

4 Aug 1954, St. Barnabus Hospital, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN13 2:28 A.M. 7lbs. 8 oz. 20.5 inches Physician Dr. Zinter 9 Dec 1954, Shoe Store Memo: Daddy bought first pair of shoes. Employ: Fall 1967, Began work at Don & Johns Skelly which continued through about 1974., age: 12 Employ Memo: Working as a grease monkey for Daune and John was one of the best experiences Duane had in life. It taught him responsibility, how to work with people, a philosophy of can do, and a great sense of self worth. Mar 1955, 4208 Jackson St., Columbia Heights, MN Memo: Chicken Pox Occ: County Extension Agent 1977-82, Business Owner/Manager 1982-85, College Administrator 1985-87 Reli: Baptised, Confirmed,Married Missouri Synod St. Mathews Lutheran, Columbia Heights, MN Educ: Columbia Heights High School 1972, University of Minnesota, College of Forestry 1976 Occ: Sales Professional 1987-1997, Sales Manager 1997-98, Corporate Business Manager (Present) Birth: Birth Memo:

Lived and raised in a northeastern suburb of Minneapolis called Columbia Heights. Graduated from Columbia Heights High School in 1972 as a part of a class of 550 students. Was one of the top 10 students in his class academically. Spouse: Birth: Marr: Marr Memo: Div:

Michelle Irene MERTES, F 18 Jul 1956, St. Paul, MN 6 Sep 1975, Lake Pokegama, Pine Co., Pine City, MN Lake home of Duanes Grandparents on his mothers side C.R. and Selma Moore 13 Sep 1991, St. Louis County, Duluth, MN Page 16


Children:

Jason Mertes, M (1979-) Ryan Thomas, M (1983-)

Other spouses Bette Lou Grewe LECLAIR

1.1.1.1.1a.1 Jason Mertes Kuss, Son, M

Birth: Birth Memo: 8th.

8 Aug 1979, St. Louis County, Virgina, MN Was born exactly at midnight after 18 hours of forced labor. Could have chosen either the 7th or the

1.1.1.1.1a.2 Ryan Thomas Kuss, Son, M

Birth: 16 Feb 1983, St. Louis County, Virginia, MN Birth Memo: Ryan was two weeks late and had to be induced. He was born looking like a shriveled up little old man. He had been surviving off his own body fat for two weeks.

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1.1.1.1.1b Duane Alan Kuss* (See above) Spouse: Bette Lou Grewe LECLAIR, F

Spouse: Birth: Marr: Marr Memo: river. Children:

Bette Lou Grewe LECLAIR, F 5 Dec 1954, Sibley County, Gaylord, MN 17 Oct 1992, Benton County, Sauk Rapids, MN Married at Pirates Cove, a restaurant on the Mississippi just north of St. Cloud on the east side of the Samuel Anthony, M (1994-) Lillie LeClair, F (1996-)

Other spouses Michelle Irene MERTES

1.1.1.1.1b.1 Samuel Anthony KUSS, Son, M

Birth: 21 Aug 1994, Stearns County, St. Cloud, MN Birth Memo: Born at St. Cloud Hospital. First week of his life was spent in intensive care to recover from an apparent dehyration problem. 1.1.1.1.1b.2 Lillie LeClair KUSS, Daughter, F

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Birth Memo: Born on Labor Day. Came one week early, no one was in town so at 2:00 am in the morning Duane was calling around to find someone who could take care of Samuel. Finally found Jeff and Fran Wood, fellow teachers of Bettes, who were still in town. 1.1.1.1.2 Jerry Lee Kuss, Brother, M

Birth: 14 Jan 1964, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN Reli: Baptised, Confirmed and Married in the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. St. Mathews Lutheran, Columbia Heights, MN Spouse: Amy Patricia OTTO, F

Birth: Marr:

27 Dec 1963, Hennepin County?, Minneapolis?, MN 8 Jun 1984, Anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN

Children:

Chelsea LeeAnn, F (1985-) Joshua Otto, M (1989-)

1.1.1.1.2.1 Chelsea LeeAnn Kuss, Niece, F

Birth:

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1.1.1.1.2.2 Joshua Otto KUSS, Nephew, M

Birth:

16 Jan 1989

1.1.1.1.3 Todd Jeffrey Kuss, Brother, M

Birth: Employ: Employ Memo: Occ: Educ: Reli:

19 Sep 1962, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN 15 Sep 1985, Defiance, OH, age: 22 Went to work in the engine casting plant for General Motors as a line supervisor. 9/15/85 Went To Work For General Motors In Defiance, Ohio Columbia Heights High School, Carlton College (Northfield, MN) Baptised, Confirmed ,Married Missouri Synod St. Mathews Lutheran, Columbia Heights, MN

Spouse:

Kimberly Ann VASSAR, F

Birth: Father:

18 Nov 1962 Kendall VASSAR, M Page 20


Mother: Harriet, F Marr: 1 Nov 1985, Anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN Marr Memo: St. Matthews Lutheran Church4101 N.E. Washington StreetColumbia Heights, MN Knights of Columbus hall in Fridley.

Dance at the

1.1.1.1.3.1 Lindsay Kuss, Niece, F

Birth:

6 Sep 1996, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN

1.1.1.1.4 Lori Jo Kuss, Sister, F

Birth: Occ: Reli:

11 Sep 1958, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN Secretary, Housewife, Volunteer Coordinator, Office Manager Baptised, Confirmed, Married, Missouri Synod St. Mathews Lutheran, Columbia Heights, MN

25 Dec 1984 lori&Doug Smith, 12024 Cree St., Coon Rapids, MN 55433 My first full year of being a housewife-mother. Ill never regret it. No taxes to pay for this year. Started the camping experience that Ive wanted all my life (RV). Got Bob and Jerry married off. Todds last year of football. Good year for us as a family. Next year looks like it could be a challenge. 25 Dec 1985 Daune & Arla Kuss, 4208 Jackson St. N.E., Col. Hts., MN This is a difficult year for me to look back on. I think Ill remember it as the depressed year for our family. Mom and Dad lost the station, bringing Jerrys job to an end. Duanes business folded and Dougs commission was restructured, lowering our income. Grandma Moore left us all missing her dearly. But Id rather think about the positives. Grandma did not suffer much and I know that her faith brought her to Gods home. Jerry has done excellently in his position with Tousley. Mom really seems to enjoy her full-time Land-O-Lakes job. Amys met her goal to become a housewife-mother with her beautiful little Chelsea. And Todd has done us all proud by graduating from Carleton and landing a job with General Motors. Best of all he married Kim, who we all love. This is the year I learned to appreciate Christmas-from the trivial trimmings to the love we all get a special time to share. Because of our trip to AZ, I felt like this Christmas wasnt. Although we got bits and pieces before and after, I learned theres nothing as special as the entire family getting together at one special time, good Page 21


moods or bad and just sharing with each other the love that weve attained through the years. It was those memories of the past times with those I love that got me through the Christmas of 85 without them. Christmas 1986 Lori and Dougs new home in Anoka. Such a exciting year of holiday activities for us! Jessicas active participation made it so much more special for us. Jennifers not old enough yet to do much more than eat paper, but its real special to have an infant around again. Both girls got horses this year (spring type) to itll be interesting to watch them develop. This was our first big Santa delivery. Jessica was awestruck by a horse she hadnt planned on, but she was a little dissappointed in the small popple Santa came up with. Dougs still doing successfully with BE and Ive got my hands full with both girls. Jessica loves her baby Jennifer. Jennifer idolizes her big sister. Doug and I have decided were so happy with our two girls, well probably keep it that way. Were thrilled to have the whole family here in our new home for Christmas. Everyone seems to be in such good spirits. We all worked together on the dinner. It feels so good to be together! Lori Jo Kuss Smith Christmas 1993 12/24/1993 The year of the Volunteer... This year must be recognized as a year when I learned to give up on personal goals that seemed important as I grew up to find new goals that are bigger than I ever allowed myself to set. A year of transition ~ a year of reversal of values if you will. Escaping the clutching jaws of motherhood while still holding on to the important values of being a parent. The whole family has had to adjust, but I think we are all going to be healthier individuals for it. Volunteer coordinator at Lincoln. Doug- basketball coordinator. Spouse:

Douglass Brent SMITH, M

Birth:

15 Mar 1958

25 Dec 1984 Lori&Doug Smith, 12024 Cree St., Coon Rapids, MN 55433 This last past year has been enjoying Jessica now 14 months. She has lots of hair and tall. We took our first trip with our RV with Mom and Dad. Went around Lake Superior. Spent most weekends traveling. Sister Kim moved to Arizona. 25 Dec 1985 Daune & Arla Kuss, 4208 Jackson St. N.E., Col. Hts., MN Christmas 1985 we were in Arz. with Mom and Dad Smith. We drove the motorhome down the whole way, Jessica loved it. We saw Kim & Dwight, other relatives, Weather clear 75-80. We also drove to California for a couple of days. Highlites were, Kim & Dwight made the trip also. Lori went down to the beaches for the first time. San Deigo-Sea World Zoo & Disneyland were the main attractions. During the year there were two marriages: Kim & Dwight in May and Kim and Todd in November now living in Ohio. Lori is expecting in May ?? Christmas 1986 Lori and Dougs new home in Anoka. A information about one year. It was an exciting year, a year of growth. We moved into our know new house that seems like home now. With the new addition Jenny born on Oct. 7th, looks so much like Jessica when she was her age. All is going well business wise, the company growth has been fantastic. Lori & myself enjoyed a weekend at IZ to give us a little break. Page 22


Know during the holiday, when everybodys been so happy and in good spirits. It has been kind of frustrating in some ways because of the colds the the bug thats been in our house this year. We sure could use some snow. Very little snow on the ground and its been very mild in the mid 35-40s. This year has been so exciting to see Jessica get involved in the holiday spirit. We had Loris family all here for Christmas & Christmas Eve we were at Deb & Toms new home. It has been a year to not forget. Doug Smith Chistmas 1993 Dougs highlights: Going on a house boat trip with Duane up to Pine Lake (Birch Lake, Babbit, MN) where Hoota has his cabin. It was a very cool summer did not use the boat much. It was my first year of coaching Jessica in basketball. It was fun to see the progress in each player. We were able to enjoy a nice weekend with some friends of ours... the Armesons and their family at a KOA Camp Ground at Clear Lake. It was the year of the sauna early in the spring, Todd and Duane stoked up the burner. It was a little to hot and Taylor the watch dog saw the smoke and told Todd and Duane the sauna was burning. Later we rebuilt the sauna on Todds birthday. Deer hunting will be remembered for the birch that wanted to be shot. It was the first year since Jessica was born that Lori has been working. It has been very good for her. I'm still working at Business Essentials, 14 years. Jessica is getting to be a young lady - first year of baby sitting, always looks after her sister. Jenny is getting better at going to bed. She still has a mind of her own. Many memories to be remembered. Golf Longest Drive Todd ( Hah Huhs. Golfing once a week with the guys at work and a couple times wth Grandpa Kuss. Broke the 40 mark with a 38 at Fox Hollow. Doug Smith Marr: 23 Jun 1979, Anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN

Marr Memo: Columbia Heights Field House

Dougs Christian faith does not believe in establishing Church buildings or owning property. This led Lori and Doug to look for a neutral location to hold their wedding. They were married by Pastor Audie of the St. Mathews Lutheran in Columbia Heights. Children:

Jessica Jo, F (1983-) Jennifer Lynn, F (1986-)

1.1.1.1.4.1 Jessica Jo SMITH, Niece, F

Birth:

10 Oct 1983

1.1.1.1.4.2 Jennifer Lynn SMITH, Niece, F

Birth: Page 23

20 May 1986


1.1.1.2 Darlene Rita Kuss, Aunt, F

Darlene about 3 years old. Birth: Death:

19 Jan 1925, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN14 1957, Anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN, age: 31

Spouse:

Clayton John CHARLIE, M

Children:

Mary Ann, F Clayton John (Topper), M Gary, M

1.1.1.2.1 Mary Ann CHARLIE, 1st Cousin, F Spouse: Buzz POTTER, M Children:

Brian, M Diane, F

1.1.1.2.1.1 Brian POTTER, M 1.1.1.2.1.2 Diane POTTER, F

Spouse:

Aki, M

Children:

Akara, M

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1.1.1.2.1.2.1 Akara, M

1.1.1.2.2 Clayton John (Topper) CHARLIE Jr., 1st Cousin, M

1.1.1.2.3 Gary CHARLIE, 1st Cousin, M 1.1.1.3 Mary Bertha KUSS, Aunt, F

Birth:

9 May 1926, Sam Warner Farm, Blue Earth Tnshp, Blue Earth, MN 4 Jul 1993, lake Pokegama, Pine City, MN, age: 67 Memo: Mary and Eve Cornelius stopped up to the lake for the day. Mary recalled Al Steir always had a napkin placed precisely at his place at the table. It was always there before and after his meal. Spouse: Marr:

Ronald Khort CORNELIUS, M 8 Sep 1946, Anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN???

Children:

Wayne Ronald, M (1948-1961) Page 25


1.1.1.3.1 Wayne Ronald CORNELIUS, 1st Cousin, M

Birth: 13 Jun 1948, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN??? Death: 21 Oct 1961, Aitken, Minnesota, age: 13 Death Memo: A 13 year old Columbia Heights boy was accidentally shot to death Saturday morning by a companion while squirrel hunting near Farm Island lake south of Aitken. Wayne Cornelius, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Cornelius, 3710 NE Polk St., was killed when struck by a bullet from a 22 caliber rifle fired by James Peterson, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Peterson, 1824 NE 39th Ave Columbia Heights. Burial: 24 Oct 1961, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN, age: 1315 Burial Memo: Sunset Memorial in South St. Anthony, MPLS. Funeral held at St. Matthew Luth in Columbia Heights. Rev Edgar Streufert Pallbearers: Marvin Klemik, Joseph Cornelius, Carl Listrom, Wm Burgoyne, Edward Wilbert, James Peterson, Stanley Cornelius, Lloyd Reimann 1.1.1.4a Marlin Fredrick KUSS*, Uncle, M

Birth: Birth Memo:

24 Apr 1933, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN16 Hugos Birth Certificate indicates Marlin was born on April 23, 1933

Spouse:

June WEILDER, F

Children:

Gary, M Kathy, F

Other spouses Rosalie Caroline NOVAK

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1.1.1.4a.1 Gary KUSS, 1st Cousin, M Mary Cornelius says this son is crippled. 1.1.1.4a.2 Kathy KUSS, 1st Cousin, F

1.1.1.4b Marlin Fredrick KUSS* (See above)

Spouse: Marr: Div:

Rosalie Caroline NOVAK, F 3 Aug 1956 15 Feb 1983

Children:

Debra Ann, F (1956-) Christine Vearl, F (1959-) Darlene Reta, F (1960-) Carla Jean, F (1964-)

Other spouses June WEILDER 1.1.1.4b.1 Debra Ann KUSS, 1st Cousin, F Birth:

15 Oct 1956

Spouse:

Mark Andrew VANECEK, M

Children:

Aaron Michael John, M (1973-) Andrew Robert, M (1976-) Amanda Rose, F (1980-)

1.1.1.4b.1.1 Aaron Michael John VANECEK, 1C1R*, M Birth:

23 Mar 1973

1.1.1.4b.1.2 Andrew Robert VANECEK, 1C1R*, M Birth:

25 Dec 1976

1.1.1.4b.1.3 Amanda Rose VANECEK, 1C1R*, F Birth:

10 Jan 1980

1.1.1.4b.2a Christine Vearl KUSS*, 1st Cousin, F Birth:

12 Oct 1959, hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN

Spouse: Marr:

? POTTOR, M 8 Aug 1979

Children:

Leah Rose, F (1978-) Mitchell Brian, M (1980-)

Other spouses Kenneth Harold MUELLER 1.1.1.4b.2a.1 Leah Rose KUSS, 1C1R*, F Birth: 29 Jun 1978 Page 27


1.1.1.4b.2a.2 Mitchell Brian POTTOR, 1C1R*, M Birth: 16 Sep 1980 1.1.1.4b.2b Christine Vearl KUSS* (See above) Spouse:

Kenneth Harold MUELLER, M

Children:

Chad Edward, M (1984-) Brandi Lucille, F (1985-) Other spouses ? POTTOR 1.1.1.4b.2b.1 Chad Edward MUELLER, 1C1R*, M Birth: 2 Jun 1984 1.1.1.4b.2b.2 Brandi Lucille MUELLER, 1C1R*, F Birth:

18 Sep 1985

1.1.1.4b.3 Darlene Reta KUSS, 1st Cousin, F Birth: 20 Oct 1960 Spouse: Marr: Div:

George Earl FLYNN the third, M 17 Dec 1979 1985

Children:

George Earl, M (1980-) Angela Rose, F (1981-)

1.1.1.4b.3.1 George Earl FLYNN the Fourth, 1C1R*, M Birth: 12 Jun 1980 1.1.1.4b.3.2 Angela Rose FLYNN, 1C1R*, F Birth: 20 Dec 1981 1.1.1.4b.4 Carla Jean KUSS, 1st Cousin, F Birth: 26 Oct 1964 Spouse: Paul Allen VASSEN, M

Darlene, Mary, Daune, Marlin and Raymonk Kuss 1939 Page 28


1.1.1.5 Raymond Richard Kuss, Uncle, M Birth: Birth Memo: Bapt: Bapt Memo:

14 Sep 1938, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN Maturnity Hospital. Dr. Eike determined that Vearl was pregnant. 8 Dec 1948, Ron and Mary Corneliuss House, age: 10 Ron and Mary were sponsors also

Spouse:

Janet SMITH, F

Birth: Bapt Memo: Marr:

2 Jan 1938, MPLS Lutheran 1956

Children:

Cynthia, F Richard Raymond, M (1960-) Mark, M

1.1.1.5.1 Cynthia Kuss, 1st Cousin, F

Cynthia and her Grandson Jonathon Spouse: Children:

COPE, M Cory, M Mellissa, F

1.1.1.5.1.1 Cory COPE, M

Spouse:

Nicole, F

Marr: Page 29

Mar 1999

Children:

Kailey, F (1999-)


1.1.1.5.1.1.1 Kailey COPE, F

Birth:

27 May 1999, Minneapolis, MN (?)

1.1.1.5.1.2 Mellissa COPE, F

Spouse:

Wayne BAILEY, M

Children:

Jonathon Zachary, M (1999-)

1.1.1.5.1.2.1 Jonathon Zachary COPE, M

Birth: Birth Memo:

2 May 1999 9 pounds

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1.1.1.5.2 Richard Raymond Kuss, 1st Cousin, M

Birth: Occ:

31 Mar 1960, St.Marys Hospital, Hennepin Co., Mpls, MN Welder

Spouse:

Debra Kay KENT, F

Birth: Bapt:

25 Jan 1960, St.marys Hospital, Hennepin Co., Mpls, MN Epiphany Catholic 4 Jul 1999, Ensign Lake, Boundary Waters MN, age: 39 Memo: Debra and Kyle were in the boundary waters when 80-90 mile straight line winds ravaged the forest. The two were separtated during the storm but both lived through it to remember. Debras story was brought to television July 20th, on WCCO Channel 4 in Minneapolis who did a feature on the storm and their experience. WCCO DIMENSION FEATURE. This was seen by Duane Kuss at 10:00 pm in Cold Spring, MN. Occ: Graphic Designer/ Floral Designer Marr: 28 Oct 1978, Osseo Lutheran, Mpls Area maybe Fridley? Children:

Keith Richard, M (1979-) Kyle David, M (1984-)

4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS IN THE WILDERNESS From: Debbie Kuss Wednesday, July 7, 1999 Subject: Boundary Water Canoe Area, Ensign Lake, Minnesota USA Hi Everyone, Thought I would give you all a little update on our experience in the BWCA. We are all very thankful no one was hurt or killed. Page 31


We drove to the cabin Wednesday night. Of course everyone was so keyed up it was hard to sleep. We started our morning when one of the little girls (7 years old) fell down the loft hole. She said, "I missed the first step". She was fine, but scared everyone at 3:00 a.m. We left around 4:45 a little behind schedule (moving a group of 14 takes a little extra time) than hit intense fog, arrived at the Wolf Center at around 7:00 a.m. We had two separate groups, we knew we could not camp together or travel together but were hoping to meet up a couple of times. At least on Sunday for Joe's 6th birthday. We had packed in a couple of small presents. He was a little disappointed he was not going to get fireworks, since he thought they were a part of his birthday. There was Lisa's group, with 4 small children ages 6-8. Another couple Jay and Debbie and their two daughters Amanda and Amber joined Lisa's family. Our group was Sue, Gaylon, Eva, Chris, Andy-14, Carley-12, Kyle-14 and I. Oh and we can't forget Holly the yellow lab. We had a beautiful campsite facing West. The other group was down approximately one mile facing east. Sue, Gaylon, Kyle and I had set our tents out on the point to hopefully cut down on the bugs. Eva and her family were down the trail tucked in a small clearing. We had beautiful weather, a beautiful campsite and fair fishing. The wild flowers and the birds were plentiful and beautiful, something we didn't see as much of when we typically go in the fall. We had seen moose, deer, eagles, beaver, rabbits, turtles and a otter that took the fish that Carley had just cleaned off the rock and was having supper just down the bank, for all of us to watch and appreciate. Kyle and Carley would catch zip lock bags full of cray fish in the evenings. It was Sunday the 4th of July, extreemely hot and humid. After breakfast the kids decided they would go down to Lisa's camp, go for a quick swim and wish Joe a Happy Birthday. They put on their life jackets and the three took off in a canoe. It was so hot that the five of us and Holly were swimming at 10:30 a.m. just to cool off. We were sitting on the rocks relaxing and the guys decided they would go fishing. Eva, Sue and I were gathering daises and vines to make the girls crowns of daises. If started to rumble a little and we were wishing the kids would be pulling in at any moment. We did not want them in the water if it started lightening. Sue had made a comment about how strange the birds were acting. We had groups of starlings flocking together, flying from tree to tree making all kinds of noise. In after thought, they were being pushed toward us by the wind. We decided we would move off the point and finish under the tarp we had set up behind a small group of trees in our kitchen/cooking area. It looked like rain so we gathered our rain gear and were weaving away. All of the sudden, we could hear the wind picking up, the guys were quickly trying to get the "Red Old Town" canoe tied up. They scurried about trying to get a few things out of the boat and under the tarp. I got up and walked around the small group of trees to look at the weather. All I could see was a green wall coming straight towards us. Within seconds it hit. We were all under the tarp. Chris was struggling to get Holly's collar back on so it would be easier to hang on to her. We were scrambling to get our rain gear on. All of the sudden the tarp started ripping loose forcing us all to huddle closer together. Holly was in the middle with the rest of us tryping to keep the tarp around the group and holding onto each other. As a group it was easier to stay grounded in the hurricane like winds. Gaylon and Sue were on the edge keeping eye on any trees to dodge... they were coming down all around us. A large white pine tree top came down approximately 3 feet behind us. Eva meanwhile watched the ground heave up and down next to her, as the tree just in front of us struggled to keep upright. The noice level was intense. Sue was wondering if we should move off of the point since we were getting hit directly. Gaylon felt that it was safer where we were because everything had already come down around us and missed us. To venture off into the woods would most likely be even more dangerous. So we rode it out, all huddled together. As I glanced at the faces in the group I was suddenly over come by a all consuming question, "Where are my children?" Eva had the same concern. We felt and hoped that Lisa had them, it was agonizing to consider anything else. We prayed they hadn't started back and if that were the case, certainly they would have had enough time to find shelter on shore. Once during the down pour, I left the group to look to see if our tents were still standing, but I couldn't see them. I didn't have a watch on but speculate that the storm hit us around 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. and lasted for 30 minutes. When it started to let up we realized that Gaylon had nothing on other than a cotton tee shirt and a pair of wind pants. He was shaking violently and we all feared hypothermia might be setting in. We quickly moved him to the center of the group and Chris went to his tent in search of some dry clothes. The tent now had a tree laying on top of it but some way or another he was able to pull out a dry wool shirt. Gaylon stripped off his wet shirt and within seconds felt the immediate warmth of the Page 32


wool fibers next to his cold wet skin. By some chance of luck the coffeepot was ready to start, all we needed was to find a dry match to start the burner. We soon had Gaylon sipping down some hot coffee. I truly believe at that moment we all were in a state of shock. We started to look around and realized that some 30-40 trees had dropped in our immediate vacinity. By some miracle none of us were hurt. Both Sue's and my tent were still there but flat as a pancake. It appeared the combination of rain water, tent stakes and the contents inside were enough to keep them on the ground. Eva's tent was under a tree and Carley and Andy's tent was still for the most part intact. Then we realized we were missing a canoe. The "Red Old Town" had been on the South side of a point tied to the rocks with a 70 lb. nylon rope. The rope was snapped and the canoe was gone. The canoe was eventually found over a half a mile away by a group of young men, volunteers who had worked the past two weeks on a 220 rod portage. To get there, the canoe had to fly airborne over our point, across the bay, over another point of land and finally into the bay beyond. Two hours after the storm the group showed up at our camp site with the "Red Old Town" in tow. The wind had finally died down enough that we were going to look for our kids. Chris, Eva and I took off in a canoe, leaving Sue, Gaylon and Holly back at camp. Eva had enough sense about her to grab rain gear and dry clothes for the kids. It was agonizing, we were searching the banks for any sign of them, we had gotten about half the way and the kids were coming around the corner with Lisa and Jay. When we finally saw one another and realized that everyone in that camp had survived, I couldn't stop the tears from flowing. The other camp had also lost a canoe. The funny thing is, Eva and Lisa had switched canoes for the week and they both lost each others canoe. Lisa was quite relieved to find that her canoe was missing because the fact that Sue's canoe was missing. We decided to follow them back to look for their canoe. We had 16 people and only 4 canoes at this point. Another group of young men on the point were coming out in a canoe to help look. It always inspires me when I see how people rally in times of trouble. These young guys located the canoe across the bay buried under fallen trees. They jumped out waist deep, pulled it out, and emptied it for us. Chris transferred over into it and got it back to camp. When I walked into their camp I could see they had experienced their own set of nightmares as well. I grabbed Joe to give hiim a birthday hug and he said to me, "I thought you blew away", and again the tears flowed down without me being able to stop them. Lisa, thank God, did not let the kids leave earlier even though they thought they should get back. It was a blessing in many ways that the kids were there to not only help with the small children but they also had more protection. They were in a tent, when they realized all the trees were coming down towards the tent. They lowered the children down into a shear rock ledge. Carley was with all the small children, under a tarp trying to keep them from panicking by telling them stories and singing. Kyle and Andy werer in another spot of the rocks. Lisa had grabbed a tent tarp and was trying to get it to the kids when the wind picked her up. It was at that moment another miracle from God happened, as Lisa is about to sail off into the sky, Kyle and Andy reached up, grabbed her, and pulling her back to the ground. I will have to let you hear their story from Lisa or Scott because there were so many things that happened at their camp during the storm. By only the Grace of God did we all come out of the experience with no injuries or fatalities. After hugging and regaining strength from each other, we took off for our camp. I knew by this time Sue would be worried. Sue and Gaylon got enough poles between the two tents to set one tent up. The four of us would sleep together the last night. Eva was able to duct tape her tent together enough to have shelter. We had everything that was wet all strung out around the camp. Kyle, Eva and her kids started some supper. We started packing away anything we could knowing in the morning we'd begin our treck back to civilization. I made my way back to the bathroom. Along the path I notice a tree that had been pulled out of the ground and was rocketing through the woods when it abruptly came upon two trees that were close enough together that the tree stopped in mid air when the trees roots crashed against the two trees. So now the tree was suspended in the air about 5-6 feet above the ground. The sheer force of the winds was evident everywhere. Can you imagine what would have happened if one of those trees had hit someone... it would have surely killed them immediately. The entire group was totally exhausted both physically and mentally. We started turning in around 10:00 p.m. That night another set of storms hit the camp including rain, thunder and an intense lightning show. Not many of us got much sleep that night. We were promptly up at 6:00 a.m. The canoes were loaded by 8:00 a.m. Lisa and her group were at our camp by 9:00 a.m. and we decided to travel together. This decision was based on our mutual safety and given the experiences of the previous day, we felt it was necessary. While we were packing that morning, we had 3 float planes fly over our camp just above the trees looking for people in need of help. It looked like someone had dropped a bomb. If the trees were not up-rooted, they were sheered off. We got to our portage and because it was connected to a lake that allowed up to 25 horse outboard motors, someone had already been up this far and had used chainsaws to open the portage. Page 33


We paddled out the 7 miles to find we could not get through using the canoe access. A group of kiakers suggested we go around the point to a boat landing. When I was finally walking across the parking lot headed for my truck, trees had fallen on cars everywhere I looked. We all faired well in the parking lot, which once again we credited to the angels who had been watching over us for the past 24 hours. We loaded up our gear and canoes and were on our way to Ely. The road along the way forced us to cross down powerlines, to evade toppled transformers and to criss cross between downed trees. In Ely Gaylon was talking to some people only to find out that we were in the heart of the storm. Things were sketchy at this point. They were just begginning to assess the damages and people were just beginning to make their way out. They had airlifted 4 injured persons out early that morning. By the time it was over a total of 24 had to be flown out one in critical condition and another with a spinal injury. Most of the injuries were from fallen trees and flying debris. Today, July 7th, there are still cars in entry point parking lots which means there are still people out there yet to return. The winds during the storm blew between 80 and 100 miles per hour. The straight line winds took out a swath twelve miles wide and 30 miles long. They estimate the storm damaged one third of the over 1 million acres BWCA. After a very long day, a sleepless night, a 7 mile paddle and a 300 mile drive home, I arrived home at 8:30 p.m. Monday. It was back to work on Tuesday and finally about 3:00 p.m. that day... I hit the wall. All I wanted to do was sleep, veg and/or cry. I'm feeling much better today and thank God and Our Angels for seeing us all out safely. What a 4th of July, Joe got his fireworks after all and a birthday we will all never forget. The funny thing is I think I need to go back this summer and will most likely at least try for the August Trip. 1.1.1.5.2.1 Keith Richard Kuss, 1C1R*, M

Birth: 19 Apr 1979, Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids,MN Anoka County 1.1.1.5.2.2 Kyle David KUSS, 1C1R*, M

Birth:

4 Aug 1984, St.Marys Hospital, Hennepin Co., Mpls, MN Page 34


1.1.1.5.3 Mark Kuss, 1st Cousin, M

Spouse:

Mark, his wife Karen, and daughter Marie. Karen, F

Children:

Marie, F

1.1.1.5.3.1 Marie Kuss, 1C1R*, F

Bertha and Fred Kuss

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1.1.2 Paul Adolf Kuss, G Uncle, M

Paul and Nellie on Hugo and Vearl's wedding day. Birth: Death: Burial: Burial Memo:

12 Dec 1900, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN 17 Sep 1966, age: 65 20 Sep 1999, Oak Hill Baptist Churh, Miller Funeral Home, age: 98 Columbia Heights, Buried in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens

Spouse:

Nellie KILLMAN, F

Birth: Death: Burial:

29 Aug 1906, Illinois, USA 28 Sep 1969, anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN, age: 63 30 Sep 1969, Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, MPLS, MN, age: 63 Page 36


Burial Memo: Father: Mother: Children:

Miller Funeral Home, Columbia Heights, MN Mr. KILLMAN, M Mrs. Killman, F Ella May, F (-1981) Bernadeen Mary Ann, F (1930-) Loraine, F

1.1.2.1 Ella May Kuss, 1C1R, F Death: Death Memo: Bapt: Bapt Memo: Occ: Reli:

25 Jan 1981 Heart attack at home 1975 Rebaptised Methodist Home Maker

Spouse: Dick HOMICKE, M Occ: Assistant Chief for the Columbia Heights fire department for 26 years. Celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary at the Columbia Heights Field House 530 Mill Street N.E. 1/26/1969 Marr:

28 Jan 1944 Homicke, Bonita L 3832 2nd St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55421-3732 Phone: (612)781-3902 Homicke, Charles P 3832 2nd St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55421-3732 Phone: (612)781-3902 Homicke, Jesse 3832 2nd St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55421-3732 Phone: (612)781-3902 Homicke, Pamela M 6910 N Rosemary Ln, Niles, IL 60714-4453 Phone: (847)647-1395 Homicke, Robert C Sr 271AAA Rr 1, Luverne, AL 36049-9794 Phone: (334)335-4101 17

Children:

Charles Paul, M (1951-)

1.1.2.1.1 Charles Paul HOMICKE, M Birth:

1 Sep 1951

Spouse:

Bonnie SMITH, F

Children:

Jessoe Richard, M (1976-) Aaron, M (1978-) Lucas, M (1981-)

1.1.2.1.1.1 Jessoe Richard HOMICKE, M Birth: 10 Jun 1976 Page 37


1.1.2.1.1.2 Aaron HOMICKE, M Birth: 23 Nov 1978 1.1.2.1.1.3 Lucas HOMICKE, M Birth:

24 Jun 1981

Mr and Mrs. Killman, Nellie Killman Kuss' parents. 1.1.2.2 Bernadeen Mary Ann Kuss, 1C1R, F Birth: Bapt Memo: Occ: Reli:

13 Nov 1930, Winnebago Township Methodist Secretary Methodist

Spouse: Marr: Div:

Roger Albert YOST, M 3 Jul 1948 1972

Children:

Linda Marie, F (1949-) Roger Eugene, M (1955-)

1.1.2.2.1a Linda Marie YOST*, F

Birth:

24 Aug 1949

Spouse: Marr: Marr Memo:

Jay LIVINGSTON, M 24 Aug 1968, Hillerest Methodist Church 9100 Russell Ave South, Bloomington, Minnesota

Children:

Michael Scott, M (1970-)

Other spouses Michael SCHNEIDER 1.1.2.2.1a.1 Michael Scott LIVINGSTON, M Birth:

29 Nov 1970

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1.1.2.2.1b Linda Marie YOST* (See above) Spouse: Michael SCHNEIDER, M Birth: 9 Mar 1950 Children: Jason Patrick, M (1974-) Other spouses Jay LIVINGSTON 1.1.2.2.1b.1 Jason Patrick SCHNEIDER, M Birth:

29 Aug 1974

1.1.2.2.2 Roger Eugene YOST, M Birth:

25 Oct 1955

Spouse:

Deborah, F

Children:

Mark Allen, M (1978-) Sarah Diane, F (1980-) Paul Jocob, M (1983-)

1.1.2.2.2.1 Mark Allen YOST, M Birth: 3 Jul 1978 1.1.2.2.2.2 Sarah Diane YOST, F Birth: 25 Nov 1980 1.1.2.2.2.3 Paul Jocob YOST, M Birth: 19 Mar 1983

1.1.2.3 Loraine Kuss, 1C1R, F Knox, Loraine 619 Leroy St, Slater, MO 65349-1244 Phone: (816)529-3246 Spouse: KNOX, M

1.1.3 Meta Bertha Kuss18, G Aunt, F

Birth: Birth Memo:

7 Jun 1897, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN18 Funeral leaflet says born June 5, 1897 Page 39


Death: 8 Sep 1951, Chicago, age: 54 Burial: 13 Sep 1951, Sunset Memorial Park, Minneapolis, MN, age: 54 Burial Memo: O.E. Larson Chapel, 2301 Central Ave. N.E. Pallbearers Boyd Kuss, Marlen Kuss, Harold Linder, Anthone Halstead, Omar Mielke, Clayton Charlie Reli: Lutheran, was buried by Rev. John A. Peterson Spouse: Art DRAPER, M Children: John Arthur, M (1917-1986) Dorothy, F Donald Paul, M Charles Fredrick, M 1.1.3.1 John Arthur DRAPER, 1C1R, M

Hugo, Paul and John Kuss

Birth: 12 Jul 1917, elmore, MN, Rome Township, Faribault Co., MN, USA Death: 1 Jan 1986, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, age: 68 Burial: 4 Jan 1986, Hillside Cemetary, Minneapolis, MN, age: 68 Burial Memo: Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 27th and Lincoln St. N.E. Rev. Paul Setterholm Duet by Jeff and Jennifer Draper Pallbearers: Charles Draper, James Draper, Harold Carlson, William Dowdle, Michael Dowdle, Milton Land, Wesley Carlson, Randall Carlson Grandchildren: Jim, Christine, Tim, John, Alana, Peter Spouse:

Mary, F

Children:

Dick, M Jack, M Jeffrey, M Fred, M

1.1.3.1.1 Dick DRAPER, M

Spouse:

Susan, F

1.1.3.1.2 Jack DRAPER, M

Spouse:

Debra, F Page 40


1.1.3.1.3 Jeffrey DRAPER, M Spouse: Jennifer, F 1.1.3.1.4 Fred DRAPER, M

1.1.3.2 Dorothy DRAPER, 1C1R, F

1.1.3.3 Donald Paul DRAPER, 1C1R, M Birth: Death: Burial: Burial Memo:

7 Apr 1923, faribault County, Blue Earth, MN 1 Nov 1969, Minneapolis, age: 46 5 Nov 1969, Fort Snelling National Cemetary, age: 46 Enga Memorial Chapel, 5600 Excelsior Blvd

Spouse:

Clarice, F

Children:

Judy, F Sharon, F Christine, F

1.1.3.3.1 Judy DRAPER, F Spouse: WILAN, M 1.1.3.3.2 Sharon DRAPER, F

Spouse:

SIMONSON, M

1.1.3.3.3 Christine DRAPER, F Spouse: POCIASK, M 1.1.3.4 Charles Fredrick DRAPER, 1C1R, M 1.1.4 Adelia Rosa Kuss, G Aunt, F

Birth:

3 Feb 1902, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN Page 41


Spouse: Birth: Death: Burial: Marr:

Albert Fredrick FAILES, M Oct 1882 7 Apr 1963, Age 80 6 mo 19 days, age: 80 Cook Funeral Home, Blue Earth, MN 28 Aug 1928, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN??

Children:

Marcella Hattie, F

1.1.4.1 Marcella Hattie FAILES, 1C1R, F

Spouse:

Harold Linder, M

Children:

Eugene H., M

1.1.4.1.1 Eugene H. LINDER, M Educ:

Graduated from Cosmos High School 5/28/1969 Cosmos, Minnesota

Spouse: Marr: Marr Memo:

Cheryl Lynn CALBERG, F 5 Sep 1970, St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church Litchfield, MN

1.1.5a Melita Adeliade Kuss*, G Aunt, F

Birth: Death: Death Memo:

Melita and Anthone (Tony) 9 Aug 1906, Rome Twnshp, Faribault Co., Blue Earth, MN Aug 2-4, 1980, age: 73 Burnt the house down outside of Wells

God Made Green Apples was Melitas saying. Spouse:

George HALSTED, M

Melitas first husband.

Children:

Anthone (Kuss)W., M (1923-1963) James Laroy, M

Other spouses Arthur BAUER, ? SMITH

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1.1.5a.1 Anthone (Kuss)W. HALSTEAD20, 1C1R, M Birth: 18 Oct 1923 Birth Memo: Born out of wedlock Death: 18 Jan 1963, age: 39 Burial: 22 Jan 1963, riverside Cemetary, Blue Earth, MN, age: 39 Burial Memo: Sevices held at Methodist Church in Winnebago, MN Casket Bearers: Harold Thatcher, Albert Jacobsen, Arthur Jacobsen, Lester Hesseldahl, Harold Tonn, Arnold Schonrock Children: Shelia, F 1.1.5a.1.1 Shelia HALSTEAD, F 1.1.5a.2 James Laroy HALSTED, 1C1R, M 1.1.5b Melita Adeliade Kuss* (See above) Spouse: Arthur BAUER, M Melitas second husband. Other spouses George HALSTED, ? SMITH

Hugo and Vearl Kuss Grandchildren Christmas 1964 1.1.5c Melita Adeliade Kuss* (See above) Spouse: ? SMITH, M Militas final husband until death. Children:

Gloria Ann, F Deanna Kae, F Other spouses George HALSTED, Arthur BAUER 1.1.5c.1 Gloria Ann SMITH, 1C1R, F Spouse: Joe MASHBURN, M 1.1.5c.2a Deanna Kae SMITH*, 1C1R, F Spouse: Gerald MIKLAS21, M Marr: ? Div: ? 21 Children: Michael, M Other spouses Everett SNOW Page 43


1.1.5c.2a.1 Michael MIKLAS21, 2nd Cousin, M 1.1.5c.2b Deanna Kae SMITH* (See above) Spouse: Everett G. Snowball SNOW, M Birth: 9 Sep 1942, Garden City, Minnesota Death: 22 Jan 1997, Mankato, Minnesota, age: 54 Burial: 25 Jan 1997, Belgrade Avenue United Methodist Chrch, age: 54 Burial Memo: North Mankato, Minnesota Rev. Dan Wetterstrom, Organ: Mary Purrier Soloist: Monroe Purrier Pallbearers: Dan Hiniker, Harland Firchau , Greg Gemlo , Chuck Hill , Dwight Snow , Tom Golly Burried at Kerns Oak Grove Cemetary Belgrade Tnshp, MN Other spouses Gerald MIKLAS

1.1.6 John Julius KUSS, G Uncle, M

Birth: Death:

25 Jan 1903, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN 1996, age: 92

Spouse: Birth: Death:

Ruth NEHRING, F 24 Aug 1906, Kiester, MN 23 Sep 1999, age: 93

1 grand son, 1 grand daughter, 3 Great Grand children Marr:

27 Jun 1928

Children:

Hilde, F

1.1.6.1 Hilde KUSS22, 1C1R, F Spouse: Dale KINDER22, M Children: Jerry, M Michelle, F 1.1.6.1.1 Jerry KINDER, 2nd Cousin, M Page 44


1.1.6.1.2 Michelle KINDER22, 2nd Cousin, F Spouse: James OSMUNDSON22, M Children: Derrick, M 1.1.6.1.2.1 Derrick OSMUNDSON22, 2C1R*, M

1.1.7 Alvina Renate Kuss, G Aunt, F

Birth: 11 Jan 1913, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN Death: 18 Nov 1999, Alterra Sterling House in Mankato, age: 86 Death Memo: Died of heart complications Burial: 22 Nov 1999, Good Shepard Lutheran Church, Wells, MN, age: 86 Burial Memo: Rosehill Cemetary Wells, MN Bruss Heitner Funeral Home Clergy: Pastor Dennis Timmerman Organist: Elaine Emmons Vocalist: Pat Braunshausen The Lords Prayer and Amazing Grace Casket Bearers: Tom Warmka, Matt Warmka, Jeff Warmka, Brad Warmka, Dennis Kuss, Dean Johnson 29 Sep 1991, Good Shepard Lutheran Church, Wells, MN, age: 78 Memo: 50th Wedding Anniversary Occ: Housewife who enjoyed gardening, especially her flowers. Spouse: Leon William BOECK, M Birth: 9 Apr 1916, Walnut Lake Township Wells, MN Death: 15 Oct 1995, Immanuel St. Joseph Hospital, Mankato,MN, age: 79 Death Memo: Complications with cancer. Burial: 19 Oct 1995, rosehill Cemetery, Wells, MN, age: 79 Burial Memo: Rev Ray Arveson and Jane Timmerman Org: Elaine Emmons Voal: Pat Braunshausen Heidi Bednar Casket: Tom Warmka , Gerald Kipp , Dean Johnson , Gordon Hansen , Gerald Engelby , Harry Lindorff Occ: Farmer, inventor Educ: He attended elementary school at District #40, the Pink School, in Walnut Lake Tnshp Educ: Graduated from Wells High School in 1932. Father: Carl BOECK, M Mother: Mary TENNIS, F Page 45


In 1937, his family moved to a farm near Alden where he farmed and worked with a paving crew. In 1940, he started farming near Easton. He married Alvina Kus on January 14, 1942 in Albert Lea. The couple farmed and lived near Easton for over 53 years. He also did contract hauling for Stokely/Van Camp for 20 years and was a part time driver for Winnebago Industries of Forest City, Iowa for over 12 years. He served on the Walnut Lake Town Board for 22 years, the Wells/Easton School Board for 12 years, six of those years as chairman. Hew was a member and served on the Church Council of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wells. He served as an A.S.C. Committee Member. He won two first place awards and a silver medallion at the Minnesota Inventors Congress and the Gold Award at Inventions 91 at the North American Farm and Power Show. He was issued three patents by the United States Patent Office. He enjoyed participating in the Minnesota Hand Corn Husking contest and won a first place award in the 1991 contest. Marr:

14 Jan 1942, Albert Lea, Minnesota

Children:

Bonita LeAnn, F (1951-)

1.1.7.1 Bonita LeAnn BOELKE, 1C1R, F Birth: Birth Memo: Educ:

14 Apr 1951, ? Had over 100 of snow that winter. Graduated from Wells-Easton High School on 6/3/1969

Spouse: Birth:

Gregory BEDNAR, M ? 5 Jul

Children:

Heidi Renate, F (1984-)

1.1.7.1.1 Heidi Renate BEDNAR, 2nd Cousin, F Birth:

29 Aug 1984

1.1.8 Bruno Richard KUSS, G Uncle, M Birth: Death: Burial: Burial Memo:

6 Oct 1899, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN 2 Apr 1965, miller Funeral Home, Columbia Heights, MN, age: 65 5 Apr 1965, Elmore, MN, Rome Township, Faribault Co., MN, USA, age: 65 Elmore Cemetary, Rev. Edgar Streufert Officiant

Spouse: Birth: Death: Burial: Burial Memo:

Edith COLLISON, F 2 Feb 1906, Elmore, MN, Rome Township, Faribault Co., MN, USA 14 Jun 1977, Anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN, age: 71 17 Jun 1977, miller funeral home, Columbia Heights, MN, age: 71 Rev. Edgar Struefert, Riverside Cemetary, Elmore, MN

Children:

Phoebe Ann, F Boyd, M Glen Gordon, M First Twin Who Miscarried, ? Second Twin Who Miscarried, ?

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1.1.8.1 Phoebe KUSS25, 1C1R, F

Omar and Phoebe Has grandsons by her sons whos names are: Michael, Ryan, Colin, Craig. Dont know whether theyre Lowells or Lesters. Spouse: Omar MIELKE, M Birth: 19 Aug 1922, Kimball, Minnesota Death: 20 Jul 1994, Robbinsdale, Minnesota, age: 71 Burial: 22 Jul 1994, Sunset Cemetary, Minneapolis, MN, age: 71 Burial Memo: Chaplan John Henrich, Organist: Mary Jaeche, Casket Bearers: Lowell Mielke, Lester Mielke, Darryl Bourgerie, Michael Mielke, Ryan Mielke, Jon Bourgerie, Craig Mielke, Colin Mielke Occ: Worked for 39 years with Northwest airlines Marr: 4 Feb 1943, anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN Children:

Susan, F (1944-) Lowell, M Lester, M

1.1.8.1.1 Susan MIELKE, 2nd Cousin, F Birth: Bapt Memo: Occ: Reli:

16 Apr 1944, St.Marys Hospital, Hennepin Co., Mpls, MN As a baby Lutheran. cashier Eastern Orthodox

Spouse: Occ: Reli: Marr:

Darryl BOURGERIE, M Airforce from Oct. 58 to Sept 62. In Germany during the cold war. VP for Paper Box Company Eastern Orthodox 28 Aug 1965

Children:

Jon Michael, M (1973-) Jacquelin Marie, F (1975-)

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1.1.8.1.1.1 Jon Michael BOURGERIE, 2C1R*, M Birth: Bapt Memo: Educ:

15 Sep 1973 Eastern Orthodox Started at Augsberg College 1992

1.1.8.1.1.2 Jacquelin Marie BOURGERIE, 2C1R*, F Birth: 19 Jun 1975 Bapt Memo: Eastern Orthodox Educ: Started at St. Cloud State University 1993 1.1.8.1.2 Lowell MIELKE, 2nd Cousin, M Spouse: Carol, F Children: Michael Gordon, M (1968-) 1.1.8.1.2.1 Michael Gordon MIELKE, M Birth: Birth Memo:

18 Dec 1968 7 lb 7 ounces

1.1.8.1.3 Lester MIELKE, 2nd Cousin, M Educ: Graduated from Edison High School in Minneapolis on June 11, 1968 Spouse: Joan, F 1.1.8.2 Boyd KUSS, 1C1R, M

1.1.8.3 Glen Gordon KUSS, 1C1R, M

Spouse: Marr: Marr Memo: Div: Div Memo:

Helen Josephine MALDONADO, F 15 Sep 1962, Saint Ambrose Catholic Church Burr & Minnehaha Streets St. Paul, MN Soon after Glen now lives in California

1.1.8.4 First Twin Who Miscarried KUSS, 1C1R, ? Death: At Birth 1.1.8.5 Second Twin Who Miscarried KUSS, 1C1R, ? Death: Died At Birth

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1.1.9 Reinholdt Herman Kuss, G Uncle, M

Birth: Death:

21 Aug 1915, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN 1978, age: 62

Spouse: Wilma BOECK, F Birth: 24 Feb 1914, Walnut Lake Township Wells, MN Death: 22 Jul 1999, Her home in Walnut Lake Township, Wells, MN, age: 85 Burial: 26 Jul 1999, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church Easton, MN, age: 85 Burial Memo: Clergy: Father John Wilmot Music: Pat Braunshausen Casket Bearers: John Lake, Jeff Warmka, Dan Warmka, Greg Bednar, Tom Stevermer, Tom Warmka Buried in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Barber Township, Faribault County, Minnesota Occ: She lived most of her life in Walnut Lake Township Educ: Attended grade school at the Pink School House and graduated from Wells Hight School. Father: Carl BOECK, M Mother: Mary TENNIS, F Sister to Lee, Alvinas husband. Was still alive in the mid 1980s Marr:

22 Nov 1941, Walnut Lake Township Wells, MN ???

Children:

Charles Fredrick (Bud), M

1.1.9.1 Charles Fredrick (Bud) KUSS, 1C1R, M

Children:

Dennis, M

1.1.9.1.1 Dennis KUSS, M

Spouse:

Holly, F

Children:

Crystal, F Ashley, F

1.1.9.1.1.1 Crystal KUSS, F

1.1.9.1.1.2 Ashley KUSS, F Page 49


1.1.10 Elsa KUSS, G Aunt, F Birth Memo:

Loras twin sister

Loras twin sister 1.1.11 Lora Kuss, G Aunt, F Birth Memo:

Elsas twin sister

Elsas twin sister 1.1.12 Rosie Kuss, G Aunt, F Birth: Death: Death Memo:

1900?, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN 1912?, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN Died of a plugged bowel.

1.1.13 Otto KUSS, G Uncle, M Burial: Burial Memo:

Lutheran Church SE 7-8 Miles Of BlueEarth Buried in church cemetary

Twin to Richard who died at birth. 1.1.14 Richard Kuss, G Uncle, M Burial: Burial Memo:

Lutheran Church SE 7-8 Miles Of BlueEarth Buried in church cemetary

Twin brother to Otto who both died at birth. 1.2 ? Kuss, GG Uncle, M

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1. Adelia Rosa Kuss Interview, Duane Kuss and Mary Bertha Kuss Cornelius, Blue Earth. 2. Letter from Bonnie, Lee and Alvina Boecks daughter, 1/17/?, Alvina said her dad hated Fritz but went by Fred. 3. State of Minnesota Alien Registration and Declaration of Holdings, July 22, 1918, Faribault County, Microfish, Minnesota Historical Society, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul, MN. 55102-1906 (???) 296-2143, Full name given as Fred Wilhelm Kuss. 4. Fredrick William Kuss Naturalization Papers Farmer, White Color, complexion Light, height 5 foot 2 inches, weight 145 lbs, 32 years old 5. State of Minnesota Alien Registration and Declaration of Holdings, July 22, 1918, Faribault County, Microfish, Minnesota Historical Society, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul, MN. 55102-1906 (???) 296-2143. 6. October 22, 1899, St. Johns Lutheran Church, Elmore, MN, Pastor Rob Gaiser, Ev. Lutheran Pastor Geo. Matzat, Hugo Friedrich Kuss, Hugos Baptismal Certificate. 7. Mrs. Fred Kuss Died At Farm Home, Thursday, December 11, 1941 Wells Mirror, Wells, Minnesota, USA, December 11, 1941, ?, Copy, Duanes files. 8. October 22, 1899, St. Johns Lutheran Church, Elmore, MN, Pastor Rob Gaiser, Ev. Lutheran Pastor Geo. Matzat, Hugo Friedrich Kuss, Friedrick is how its spealt on Hugos Baptismal Cerificate. 9. Newspaper clipping, Sept 24, 1977, Duanes records. 10. 9/2/1941, Blue Earth Township, Faribault County, Mary Naumann Warner. Vearl Reta Warners Birth Certificate 11. 4/24/1924, ? Schmidt, Blue Earth, MN Faribault County, Minnesota, Faribault County, Paul Kuss, Nellie Killman. 12. Hugos Birth Certificate Faribault County, MN, Book E, page 779, line 86. 13. Arla Kuss, 8/4/1954, 9/2/1998, Duane Kuss, St. Barnabus Hospital. 14. Hugos Birth Certificate Faribault Co., MN Book E, Page 639, line 14. 15. In Loving Memory of Wayne Cornelius 16. Hugos Birth Certificate Faribault County, MN, Book E, page 890, line 81. 17. Switchboard 18. Meta Bertha Kuss Draper Funeral Leaflet Says Meta was born June 5, 1897 19. In Memory of John A. Draper (SEE LEAFLET) 20. Anthone W. Halstead Leaflet 21. Letter from Bonnie, Lee and Alvina Boecks daughter, 1/17/? 22. Letter from Ruth Nehring Kuss about her family offspring, April 11, 1985, Walters, MN 56092. 23. In Loving Memory of Bruno R Kus, Miller Funeral Home, Columbia Heights, MN (SEE FUNERAL LEAFLET) 24. (SEE LEAFLET) 25. Mielke Anniversary, Feb 93. 26. State of Minnesota Alien Registration and Declaration of Holdings, July 22, 1918, Faribault County, Microfish, Minnesota Historical Society, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul, MN. 55102-1906 (???) 296-2143, Fred stated he had a brother back in Germany he hadnt talked to for 15 years.

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Index ? Akara Aki Carol Clarice Deborah Debra Harold Linder Holly Jennifer Joan Julius Karen Mary Nicole Susan

1.1.1.2.1.2.1 spouse of 1.1.1.2.1.2 spouse of 1.1.8.1.2 spouse of 1.1.3.3 spouse of 1.1.2.2.2 spouse of 1.1.3.1.2 spouse of 1.1.4.1 spouse of 1.1.9.1.1 spouse of 1.1.3.1.3 spouse of 1.1.8.1.3 spouse of 1 spouse of 1.1.1.5.3 spouse of 1.1.3.1 spouse of 1.1.1.5.1.1 spouse of 1.1.3.1.1

BAILEY Wayne

spouse of 1.1.1.5.1.2

BAUER Arthur

spouse of 1.1.5b

BEDNAR Gregory (? - ) Heidi Renate (1984 - )

spouse of 1.1.7.1 1.1.7.1.1

BOECK Leon William (1916 - 1995) Wilma (1914 - 1999)

spouse of 1.1.7 spouse of 1.1.9

BOELKE Bonita LeAnn (1951 - )

1.1.7.1

BOURGERIE Darryl Jacquelin Marie (1975 - ) Jon Michael (1973 - )

spouse of 1.1.8.1.1 1.1.8.1.1.2 1.1.8.1.1.1

CALBERG Cheryl Lynn

spouse of 1.1.4.1.1

CHARLIE Clayton John Clayton John (Topper) Jr. Gary Mary Ann

spouse of 1.1.1.2 1.1.1.2.2 1.1.1.2.3 1.1.1.2.1

COLLISON Edith (1906 - 1977)

spouse of 1.1.8

COPE UNNAMED Cory Jonathon Zachary (1999 - ) Kailey (1999 - ) Mellissa

spouse of 1.1.1.5.1 1.1.1.5.1.1 1.1.1.5.1.2.1 1.1.1.5.1.1.1 1.1.1.5.1.2

CORNELIUS Ronald Khort Wayne Ronald (1948 - 1961)

spouse of 1.1.1.3 1.1.1.3.1

DRAPER Art Charles Fredrick Christine

spouse of 1.1.3 1.1.3.4 1.1.3.3.3 Page 52


Dick Donald Paul (1923 - 1969) Dorothy Fred Jack Jeffrey John Arthur (1917 - 1986) Judy Sharon

1.1.3.1.1 1.1.3.3 1.1.3.2 1.1.3.1.4 1.1.3.1.2 1.1.3.1.3 1.1.3.1 1.1.3.3.1 1.1.3.3.2

FAILES Albert Fredrick (1882 - 1963) Marcella Hattie

spouse of 1.1.4 1.1.4.1

FERCH Bertha Amelia (1870 - 1941)

spouse of 1.1

FLYNN Angela Rose (1981 - ) George Earl the third George Earl the Fourth (1980 - )

1.1.1.4b.3.2 spouse of 1.1.1.4b.3 1.1.1.4b.3.1

HALSTEAD Anthone (Kuss)W. (1923 - 1963) Shelia

1.1.5a.1 1.1.5a.1.1

HALSTED George James Laroy

spouse of 1.1.5a 1.1.5a.2

HOMICKE Aaron (1978 - ) Charles Paul (1951 - ) Jessoe Richard (1976 - ) Lucas (1981 - ) Richard (Dick)

1.1.2.1.1.2 1.1.2.1.1 1.1.2.1.1.1 1.1.2.1.1.3 spouse of 1.1.2.1

KENT Debra Kay (1960 - )

spouse of 1.1.1.5.2

KILLMAN Nellie (1906 - 1969)

spouse of 1.1.2

KINDER Dale Jerry Michelle

spouse of 1.1.6.1 1.1.6.1.1 1.1.6.1.2

KNOX UNNAMED

spouse of 1.1.2.3

Kuss ? Adelia Rosa (1902 - ) Alvina Renate (1913 - 1999) Ashley Augusta ( - 1875) Bernadeen Mary Ann (1930 - ) Boyd Bruno Richard (1899 - 1965) Carla Jean (1964 - ) Charles Fredrick (Bud) Chelsea LeeAnn (1985 - ) Christine Vearl (1959 - ) Crystal Cynthia Darlene Reta (1960 - ) Darlene Rita (1925 - 1957)

1.2 1.1.4 1.1.7 1.1.9.1.1.2 1 1.1.2.2 1.1.8.2 1.1.8 1.1.1.4b.4 1.1.9.1 1.1.1.1.2.1 1.1.1.4b.2a 1.1.9.1.1.1 1.1.1.5.1 1.1.1.4b.3 1.1.1.2 Page 53


Daune Duane (1929 - ) Debra Ann (1956 - ) Dennis Duane Alan (1954 - ) Ella May ( - 1981) Elsa First Twin Who Miscarried Fredrick (FRED) William (Wilhelm) (1865 - ) Gary Glen Gordon Hilde Hugo Friedrick (1899 - 1977) Jason Mertes (1979 - ) Jerry Lee (1964 - ) John Julius (1903 - 1996) Joshua Otto (1989 - ) Kathy Keith Richard (1979 - ) Kyle David (1984 - ) Leah Rose (1978 - ) Lillie LeClair (1996 - ) Lindsay (1996 - ) Lora Loraine Lori Jo (1958 - ) Marie Mark Marlin Fredrick (1933 - ) Mary Bertha (1926 - ) Melita Adeliade (1906 - 1980) Meta Bertha (1897 - 1951) Otto Paul Adolf (1900 - 1966) Phoebe Ann Raymond Richard (1938 - ) Reinholdt Herman (1915 - 1978) Richard Richard Raymond (1960 - ) Rosie Ryan Thomas (1983 - ) Samuel Anthony (1994 - ) Second Twin Who Miscarried Todd Jeffrey (1962 - )

1.1.1.1 1.1.1.4b.1 1.1.9.1.1 1.1.1.1.1a 1.1.2.1 1.1.10 1.1.8.4 1.1 1.1.1.4a.1 1.1.8.3 1.1.6.1 1.1.1 1.1.1.1.1a.1 1.1.1.1.2 1.1.6 1.1.1.1.2.2 1.1.1.4a.2 1.1.1.5.2.1 1.1.1.5.2.2 1.1.1.4b.2a.1 1.1.1.1.1b.2 1.1.1.1.3.1 1.1.11 1.1.2.3 1.1.1.1.4 1.1.1.5.3.1 1.1.1.5.3 1.1.1.4a 1.1.1.3 1.1.5a 1.1.3 1.1.13 1.1.2 1.1.8.1 1.1.1.5 1.1.9 1.1.14 1.1.1.5.2 1.1.12 1.1.1.1.1a.2 1.1.1.1.1b.1 1.1.8.5 1.1.1.1.3

LECLAIR Bette Lou Grewe (1954 - )

spouse of 1.1.1.1.1b

LINDER Eugene H.

1.1.4.1.1

LIVINGSTON Jay Michael Scott (1970 - )

spouse of 1.1.2.2.1a 1.1.2.2.1a.1

MALDONADO Helen Josephine

spouse of 1.1.8.3

MASHBURN Joseph Calvin

spouse of 1.1.5c.1

MERTES Michelle Irene (1956 - )

spouse of 1.1.1.1.1a

MIELKE Page 54


Lester Lowell Michael Gordon (1968 - ) Omar (1922 - 1994) Susan (1944 - )

1.1.8.1.3 1.1.8.1.2 1.1.8.1.2.1 spouse of 1.1.8.1 1.1.8.1.1

MIKLAS Gerald Michael

spouse of 1.1.5c.2a 1.1.5c.2a.1

MOORE Arla Adele (1934 - )

spouse of 1.1.1.1

MUELLER Brandi Lucille (1985 - ) Chad Edward (1984 - ) Kenneth Harold

1.1.1.4b.2b.2 1.1.1.4b.2b.1 spouse of 1.1.1.4b.2b

NEHRING Ruth (1906 - 1999)

spouse of 1.1.6

NOVAK Rosalie Caroline

spouse of 1.1.1.4b

OSMUNDSON Derrick James

1.1.6.1.2.1 spouse of 1.1.6.1.2

OTTO Amy Patricia (1963 - )

spouse of 1.1.1.1.2

POCIASK UNNAMED

spouse of 1.1.3.3.3

POTTER Brian Buzz Diane

1.1.1.2.1.1 spouse of 1.1.1.2.1 1.1.1.2.1.2

POTTOR ? Mitchell Brian (1980 - )

spouse of 1.1.1.4b.2a 1.1.1.4b.2a.2

SCHNEIDER Jason Patrick (1974 - ) Michael (1950 - )

1.1.2.2.1b.1 spouse of 1.1.2.2.1b

SIMONSON UNNAMED

spouse of 1.1.3.3.2

SMITH ? Bonnie Deanna Kae Douglass Brent (1958 - ) Gloria Ann Janet (1938 - ) Jennifer Lynn (1986 - ) Jessica Jo (1983 - )

spouse of 1.1.5c spouse of 1.1.2.1.1 1.1.5c.2a spouse of 1.1.1.1.4 1.1.5c.1 spouse of 1.1.1.5 1.1.1.1.4.2 1.1.1.1.4.1

SNOW Everett G. Snowball (1942 - 1997)

spouse of 1.1.5c.2b

VANECEK Aaron Michael John (1973 - ) Amanda Rose (1980 - ) Andrew Robert (1976 - ) Mark Andrew

1.1.1.4b.1.1 1.1.1.4b.1.3 1.1.1.4b.1.2 spouse of 1.1.1.4b.1

VASSAR Kimberly Ann (1962 - )

spouse of 1.1.1.1.3

VASSEN Paul Allen

spouse of 1.1.1.4b.4 Page 55


WARNER Vearl Rita (1907 - )

spouse of 1.1.1

WEILDER June

spouse of 1.1.1.4a

WILAN UNNAMED

spouse of 1.1.3.3.1

YOST Linda Marie (1949 - ) Mark Allen (1978 - ) Paul Jocob (1983 - ) Roger Albert Roger Eugene (1955 - ) Sarah Diane (1980 - )

1.1.2.2.1a 1.1.2.2.2.1 1.1.2.2.2.3 spouse of 1.1.2.2 1.1.2.2.2 1.1.2.2.2.2

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Mary Bertha Kuss Cornelius Family History "WARNER SIDE" 1 Aaron WARNER, GGG Grandfather, M Spouse:

Harriet WARNER, GGG Grandmother, F

Children:

James Woodward, M (-1883) David, M Willard, M Cordon, M Elijah, M Orlin, M Emily, F Emily, F Mercy, F Zip, M

1.1 James Woodward WARNER, GG Grandfather, M Death: 31 Jan 1883, His 140 acre farm, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN Death Memo: He was cutting a tree down near the old spring hole in Coon Creek and it fell on him. Mrs. Cady Stanton (they lived where Earnst and Amelia Ziegler do) heard his cries for help and insisted Cady go down to the woods to see what the trouble was. Seth Warner, ended up coming down form his farm southeast of James place to take care of his father who lived alone. He soon died from the injury. Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth, MN Burial Memo: Buried in an unmarked grave where Samuel, Mary R., Emil Alfred Stier and Donna May Stier are now all buried. All on the same lot. Reside: 1830-1863, New York, Indiana, Michigan, Colorado Reside Memo: Was to have lived at or near Kit O Four Corners, in Cattaraugus County, New York before going to Indiana. In Indiana he lived in La Porte county between the town of La Porte, Indiana and Three Oaks, Michigan in Berrien County Michigan. Went prospecting for gold in Colorado. Worked with another man for a while, didn't have any luck and the other man quit. James kept on until one morning when it got to the mine a big boulder blocked the entry Reside: 18 Apr 1863, Blue Earth Township, Faribault Co., Blue Earth, MN Reside Memo: Jame W.Warner bought for $600.00 a 160 acre tract according to a government survey. He purchased it from Daniel L. Harrington (brother of John Bowens and Sarah B. McDaniels mother) He purchased the north 1/2 NE1/4 of section 33 and the south 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of section 28 of town 102 range 27. Spouse: Death: Reside: Reside Memo: Father: Mother:

Cordelia SHEDD, GG Grandmother, F 2 Sep 1889, Farm Home outside town of Blue Earth. Moved to Minnesota Left James in Indiana to live with her son John A. Warner in MN. Sylvester SHEDD, GGG Grandfather, M Sally BLACK, GGG Grandmother, F

CORDELIA RETURNS TO MINNESOTA After James Woodward Warners death in January of 1883, Cordelia, Samuel and Caroline Janett returned to Minnesota from Indiana. John A. Warner bought off the heirs to James W. Warners part of the land. Mary R. Nauman worked for Cordelia. John Alsworth Warner also hired Caroline Janett to help with the work. Cordelia Shedd Warner wasn't very well. Don't know if she was very tall but she was real fleshy. She passed away September 2, 1889 The north 1/2 NE 1/4 of Section 33 (containing 80 acres) is where the log house was located that the Warners moved into when they first came from Indiana. The above 80 acres was later deeded to James Harvey Warner (father of Alice Warner Scholes, Page 1


husband August Scholes) by James Woodward Warner and wife, Cordelia Shedd Warner. WARNERS ARRIVE FROM INDIANA In the summer of 1864 the family was brought to Minnesota. James Harvey Warner (oldest son) was all ready in Minnesota. Cordelia Shedd Warner was ill with erysipelas and the family waited for six weeks for her to get well enough to come too, but she didn't so they came without here. James Woodward Warner and his older sons George, Sylvester and Seth went ahead and had horse teams with covered wagons waiting on the Minnesota side of the Mississippi river opposite LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Martha Jane, Caroline Janett, Rose, John A. (Age 4) and Asher (just over 1 year old) came by train from Indiana to LaCrosse, Wisconsin. There they boarded a ferry boat to cross the Mississippi to where the men, teams of horses and covered wagons were waiting. 4 year old John A. was so tickled (coming across the river) that when he caught sight of his dad and brothers on the other side, he took off is hat and waved it in the air hooting and hollering. Rose (age 7) his older sister was ashamed of his actions and tried to make him stop. The family arrived with their horses and wagons at the spring hole (deep place in Coon Creek) in Cora & Lucy's pasture on August 8, 1864. James Harvey Warner happened to be down there for a pail of water. We don't know how long it was before Cordelia Shedd Warner was able to come to Minnesota to join the family.

School District #15, Blue Earth, MN WARNER FARM LAND PURCHASED On August 19, 1864, James W. Warner bought from Edward Dexter of Essex County Massachusetts the following tract of land: West half of the southwest quarter of Section 28, township 102 range 27. This 80 acre plot was purchased for $400.00. On September 27, 1864, James W. Warner bought from John Ragh (by John Beidle his attorney in fact) the following tract of land: The east half of the southwest quarter of section 28, township 102, north of range 27 west. This 80 acre plot was purchased for $280.00. The two plots just described became the 80 acres on the west side of north and south of the road belonging to Samuel Warner. The other 80 acres lies to the south and were eventually owned by Cora and Lucy Warner. The Warner family is of English and Welsh heritage. Don't know just how soon after James W. Warner came to Minnesota that they built the new house located in the same yard as Cora and Lucy's house but slightly further to the west. They lived in a log house where the Harringtons did at first. The rail road wasn't built through here then. They went up to St. Paul with teams and hauled back lumber for the new house. It appears that James W. Warner and the older boys hewed logs for the sills of the new house from trees cut in the woods here. BLIZZARD January 7, 1873 was the start of a fierce blizzard. Here, on the forenoon of January 7, 1873 Seth Warner and John A. Warner had taken Vest (Sylvester) Shedd (A first cousin of theirs) over to Delavan, Minnesota to take the train back to Michigan or Indiana. Page 2


Was so warm that the snow balled up on the horses feet. They got home just as the storm broke. Washing was on the line and some of it blew away before it could be gotten in. George Warner just got up from the woods with a load of green poles for firewood. James W. Warner was in Blue Earth serving on the jury and had to stay in town till the blizzard was over. It lasted several days. 70 persons in the state lost their lives in the storm. GRASSHOPPERS Starting in June of 1873 and on through 1874, grass hoppers were bad. During 1874 the grass hopper damage was bad in parts of Verona, Winnebago, Jo Daviess, Pilot Grove, Elmore and Blue Earth City townships. Grass hopper infestations were so bad that some of the settlers went back to where they came from. The Warners stayed here. One time when grasshoppers were thick, Sam Warner took a young horse out of the barn to ride. Grasshoppers pelted the young horse so that she made a run for the barn and through the door way without giving Sam a chance to get off. RAILROADS In January 1870, the first railroad, The Southern Minnesota, was built in from the east to Wells, Minnesota. So Wells was for a short time the railroad market and commercial metropolis of the county. On October 30, 1879, the formal opening of the new north and south railroad, now completed from Blue Earth northward to a connection at Lake Crystal with the main line of the St. Paul and Sioux City railroad. When they were working on the railroad along the west end of the Warner land, some of the men got their meals at the Warners. Somewhere along about 1882, James W. Warner and his wife Cordelia Shedd Warner had a division of property. Cordelia got 100 acres which left him with the remaining 140 acres. Sylvester Warner was then married to Isabel Maglouglin and living where Howard Warner eventually lived. James W. Warner tried to get Isabel to use her influence on Cordelia to get her to stay with him but to no avail. Cordelia's mind was made up and she went back to Indiana taking Samuel with her.

Children:

Samuel, M (1866-1933) John Alsworth, M (1860-1922) James Harvey, M (1842-1916) George Willard, M (-1915) Martha Jane, F (1845-1920) Sylvester, M (1847-1910) Caroline Janett, F (1850-1937) Seth W., M (1855-1912) Rose, F (1857-1933) Asher, M (1863-1937)

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Asher, Hattie, Sam, Mary, Earl, Bert 1.1.1 Samuel WARNER, G Grandfather, M

Birth: 9 Apr 1866, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN?? Birth Memo: Only child born in MN. His mother must have been pregnant when she left James Warner in Indiana to move to live with her son John in MN. Death: 20 Jan 1933, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN, age: 66 Burial: 23 Jan 1933, Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth, MN, age: 66 Educ: Samuel Warner played the fiddle. Once when Sam was small he found a hen egg and put it in his trouser pocket. It got broken and in an effort to get the crushed egg out of his pocket, he stood on his head. In the early days the neighborhood boys had to herd the cattle. Sam Warner and Jim Sullivan were two of them. Charles Aling, an Englishman who owned and lived on the farm out south east later owned by Theodore (Ted) Ziegler, used to come riding on his horse by the cattle herders. The boys would get their dogs by the collar and whisper Sic em when he rode by so the dogs Page 4


would bark and make a big fuss. Mr. Aling was later a druggist in Blue Earth. There were two older boys, John and Frank McCoy that were so mean to Jim Sullivan. Jim thought maybe they weren't so mean to Sam because he had so many big brothers. Sam's explanation was the fact he could run fast enough that they couldn't catch him. Spouse:

Mary Rosetta NAUMAN, G Grandmother, F

Mary Rosetta Nauman Warner

Mary and Samuel Warner

Birth: 17 Aug 1871 Death: 19 Nov 1943, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN, age: 72 Marr: 11 Nov 1888, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN Marr Memo: John, Samuel's older brother, hired Mary Neumann to look after their mother. It was while caring for Grandmother Warner that Samuel and Mary met one another. The Sam Warner farm was located on the north 1/2 of the south 1/2 of the SE 1/4 (or 40 acres). It is here that the home and buildings were built that both Sam and Mary Rosetta Nauman Warner raised their family. SAM & MARY GET MARRIED After their marriage in November of 1888, Samuel and Mary R. Nauman Warner lived with Cordelia Warner and John A. Warner in the old house. (the one that lumber was hauled by horse and wagon from St. Paul to build it) Cordelia Shedd Warner willed Samuel Warner her 100 acres of land with instructions for paying off the other heirs. Don't know when Samuel had the house and barn built on his land.

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Sam & Mary Warner Farm Pictures Page 6


1.1.1 Samuel WARNER, G Grandfather, M Children: Vearl Rita, F (1907-) Clifford Irving, M Floyd Bruce, M Alfred Ross, M Alta May, F (1897-) Norma Fern, F (1899-) Ethel Cordelia, F (1891-1968)

Sam Warner Family, Samuel, Vearl and Alta on the stump, Ethel, Mary, Clifford, Alfred Ross, Floyd 1.1.1.1 Vearl Rita WARNER, Grandmother, F

Birth:

Vearl

Vearl, Topper Charlie and Hugo

Vearl and her horse Page 7

3 Apr 1907, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN


Vearl and her grand children 1960, L-R Debbie Charlie, baby?, Fred Cornelius Son, Cynthia Kuss, Lori Jo Kuss, Gary Charlie, Duane Kuss, Judy Cornelius

Spouse:

Hugo Friedrick Kuss, Grandfather, M

Birth: Spouse: Birth: Birth Memo: Death: Burial: Occ: Shoe foundry Reli: Father:

3 Apr 1907, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN10 Hugo Friedrick Kuss11, Grandfather, M 6 Oct 1899, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN12 Born with his twin brother Bruno 22 Sep 1977, Anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN, age: 77 sunset Cemetary, Minneapolis, MN Hugo worked as a farm hand before coming to Minneapolis where he got a job at the American Brake Baptist, member of Oak Hill Baptist Church of Columbia Heights, MN Fredrick (FRED) William (Wilhelm) Kuss, G Grandfather, M (1865-) Page 8


Mother:

Bertha Amelia FERCH, G Grandmother, F (1870-1941)

Someone wrote love letters from Hugo to Vearl. Hugo couldn't read or write. When Alvina was approached about it during the early 1980's, she didn't know who did it. Marr: 24 Apr 1924, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN Marr Memo: Based on Marriage Certificate Children:

Daune Duane, M (1929-) Darlene Rita, F (1925-1957) Mary Bertha, F (1926-) Marlin Fredrick, M (1933-) Raymond Richard, M (1938-)

1.1.1.1.1 Daune Duane Kuss, Father, M

Daune Kuss, 1939

Daune Kuss 1999 70th Birthday

Birth: Employ: Employ Memo: Employ: Employ Memo:

15 Oct 1929, Sam Warner Farm, Blue Earth Tnshp, Blue Earth, MN 1 Sep 1954, Anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN, age: 24 Opened Don & Johns Skelly on the NE corner of 6th and 40th Ave. 15 Jan 1985, Anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN, age: 55 Don & Johns closes its doors after 30 years of service. 3 Jul 1993, Lake Pokegama, Pine City, MN, age: 63 Memo: Daune talked about staying at Alta and Al Steirs place during the summer. Alta was Vearl, Daune's mothers sister. Daune talked about how Al passing the butter to him would force him to take the butter dish in hand before he'd allow Daune to use his knife to get a piece of butter. Daune enjoyed playing in their garage because Mr. Steir had a hand driven grinder there that was geared up so it would spin and spin.

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Spouse:

Arla Adele MOORE, Mother, F

Selma and Fae Moore, Lenny Ohman, Arla and Raymond Moore Lake Pokegama, Pine City, MN

Arla Moore Kuss 1999 Birth:

20 Feb 1934, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN 25 Dec 1984, Lori&Doug Smith, 12024 Cree St., Coon Rapids, MN 55433, age: 50 Memo: This was the first year that not a single card was sent. I feel guilty about it. The four day holiday had a celebration feeling all four days and this is the finale. The grand children have made the Christmas more exciting. Jason 5 years, Ryan 22 months, and Jessica 14 months. I left part of the gifts at home, getting senile, working to hard to make everything perfect. Occ: Secretary At Cornelius Company, Housewife Educ: Columbia Heights High School Graduate 1952 Father: Clarence Raymond (CR) MOORE, Grandfather, M (1903-1982) Mother: Selma ZIEGENHAUGEN, Grandmother, F (1904-1985)

Marr: Marr Memo:

7 Nov 1953, Anoka County, Minneapolis, MN St. Matthews Church, Columbia Heights

Children:

Duane Alan, M (1954-) Jerry Lee, M (1964-) Todd Jeffrey, M (1962-) Lori Jo, F (1958-)

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1.1.1.1.1.1a Duane Alan Kuss*, Source, M

Duane 1961 Birth: Birth Memo:

4 Aug 1954, St. Barnabus Hospital, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN 2:28 A.M. 7lbs. 8 oz. 20.5 inches Physician Dr. Zinter 9 Dec 1954, Shoe Store

Memo:

Daddy bought first pair of shoes.

Employ: Fall 1967, Began work at Don & Johns Skelly which continued through about 1974., age: 12 Employ Memo: Working as a grease monkey for Daune and John was one of the best experiences Duane had in life. It taught him responsibility, how to work with people, a philosophy of can do, and a great sense of self worth. Mar 1955, 4208 Jackson St., Columbia Heights, MN

Memo: Chicken Pox

Occ:

County Extension Agent 1977-82, Business Owner/Manager 1982-85, College Administrator 1985-87

Reli:

Baptized, Confirmed,Married Missouri Synod St. Mathews Lutheran, Columbia Heights, MN

Educ:

Columbia Heights High School 1972, University of Minnesota, College of Forestry 1976

Occ:

Sales Professional 1987-1997, Sales Manager 1997-98, Corporate Business Manager (Present)

Lived and raised in a northeastern suburb of Minneapolis called Columbia Heights. Graduated from Columbia Heights High School in 1972 as a part of a class of 550 students. Was one of the top 10 students in his class academically. Spouse: Birth: Marr: Marr Memo: Div:

Michelle Irene MERTES, F 18 Jul 1956, St. Paul, MN 6 Sep 1975, Lake Pokegama, Pine Co., Pine City, MN Lake home of Duane's Grandparents on his mothers side C.R. and Selma Moore 13 Sep 1991, St. Louis County, Duluth, MN

Children:

Jason Mertes, M (1979-) Ryan Thomas, M (1983-)

Other spouses Bette Lou Grewe LECLAIR

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Duane, Samuel, Ryan, Bette, Lillie and Jason Kuss

May 2, 1999

1.1.1.1.1.1a.1 Jason Mertes Kuss, Son, M Birth: 8 Aug 1979, St. Louis County, Virginia, MN Birth Memo: Was born exactly at midnight after 18 hours of forced labor. Could have chosen either the 7th or the 8th. 1.1.1.1.1.1a.2 Ryan Thomas Kuss, Son, M Birth: 16 Feb 1983, St. Louis County, Virginia, MN Birth Memo: Ryan was two weeks late and had to be induced. He was born looking like a shriveled up little old man. He had been surviving off his own body fat for two weeks. 1.1.1.1.1.1b Duane Alan Kuss* (See above) Spouse: Bette Lou Grewe LECLAIR, F Birth: 5 Dec 1954, Sibley County, Gaylord, MN Marr: 17 Oct 1992, Benton County, Sauk Rapids, MN Marr Memo: Married at Pirates Cove, a restaurant on the Mississippi just north of St. Cloud on the east side of the river. Children: Samuel Anthony, M (1994-) Lillie LeClair, F (1996-) Other spouses Michelle Irene MERTES 1.1.1.1.1.1b.1 Samuel Anthony KUSS, Son, M Birth: 21 Aug 1994, Stearns County, St. Cloud, MN Birth Memo: Born at St. Cloud Hospital. First week of his life was spent in intensive care to recover from an apparent dehydration problem. 1.1.1.1.1.1b.2 Lillie LeClair KUSS, Daughter, F Birth: 2 Sep 1996, Morrison County, Little Falls, MN Birth Memo: Born on Labor Day. Came one week early, no one was in town so at 2:00 am in the morning Duane was calling around to find someone who could take care of Samuel. Finally found Jeff and Fran Wood, fellow teachers of Bette's, who were still in town. Page 12


1.1.1.1.1.2 Jerry Lee Kuss, Brother, M

Jerry Kuss 1982 Shot Buck Deer Hunting

Jerry and Amy Kuss 1999

Birth: 14 Jan 1964, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN Reli: Baptized, Confirmed and Married in the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. St. Mathews Lutheran, Columbia Heights, MN Spouse: Birth: Marr:

Amy Patricia OTTO, F 27 Dec 1963, Hennepin County?, Minneapolis?, MN 8 Jun 1984, Anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN

Children:

Chelsea LeeAnn, F (1985-) Joshua Otto, M (1989-)

1.1.1.1.1.2.1 Chelsea LeeAnn Kuss, Niece, F

Chelsea Kuss Summer 1999 Birth:

9 Dec 1985

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1.1.1.1.1.2.2 Joshua Otto KUSS, Nephew, M

Joshua Kuss Summer 1999 Birth:

16 Jan 1989

1.1.1.1.1.3 Todd Jeffrey Kuss, Brother, M

Todd, Lindsay, Kim Kuss December 1999 Birth: Employ: Employ Memo: Occ: Educ: Reli:

19 Sep 1962, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN 15 Sep 1985, Defiance, OH, age: 22 Went to work in the engine casting plant for General Motors as a line supervisor. 9/15/85 Went To Work For General Motors In Defiance, Ohio Columbia Heights High School, Carlton College (Northfield, MN) Baptized, Confirmed ,Married Missouri Synod St. Mathews Lutheran, Columbia Heights, MN

Spouse: Birth: Marr: Marr Memo:

Kimberly Ann VASSAR, F 18 Nov 1962 1 Nov 1985, Anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN St. Matthews Lutheran Church

Children:

Lindsay, F (1996-)

1.1.1.1.1.3.1 Lindsay Kuss, Niece, F Birth:

6 Sep 1996, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN

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1.1.1.1.1.4 Lori Jo Kuss, Sister, F

Lori Jo 1961

Lori Kuss Smith 1999

Birth: Occ: Reli:

11 Sep 1958, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN Secretary, Housewife, Volunteer Coordinator, Office Manager Baptized, Confirmed, Married, Missouri Synod St. Mathews Lutheran, Columbia Heights, MN

Spouse:

Douglass Brent SMITH, M

Birth:

15 Mar 1958

Marr: Marr Memo:

23 Jun 1979, Anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN Columbia Heights Field House

Doug's Christian faith does not believe in establishing Church buildings or owning property. This led Lori and Doug to look for a neutral location to hold their wedding. They were married by Pastor Audie of the St. Mathews Lutheran in Columbia Heights. Children:

Jessica Jo, F (1983-) Jennifer Lynn, F (1986-)

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Jessica and Jennifer Smith

December 1999

1.1.1.1.1.4.1 Jessica Jo SMITH, Niece, F Birth: 10 Oct 1983 1.1.1.1.1.4.2 Jennifer Lynn SMITH, Niece, F Birth: 20 May 1986

1.1.1.1.2 Darlene Rita Kuss, Aunt, F

Darlene and dog at Warner Farm

Darlene and Mary on the Warner Farm

Birth: Death:

19 Jan 1925, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN 1957, Anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN, age: 31

Spouse:

Clayton John CHARLIE, M

Children:

Mary Ann, F Clayton John (Topper), M Gary, M Page 16

Grandma Mary Warner and Darlene


1.1.1.1.2.1 Mary Ann CHARLIE, 1st Cousin, F Spouse: Buzz POTTER, M Children:

Brian, M Diane, F 1.1.1.1.2.1.1 Brian POTTER, M

1.1.1.1.2.1.2 Diane POTTER, F

Spouse:

Aki, M

Children:

Akara, M

1.1.1.1.2.1.2.1 Akara, M

1.1.1.1.2.2 Clayton John (Topper) CHARLIE Jr., 1st Cousin, M

1.1.1.1.2.3 Gary CHARLIE, 1st Cousin, M

1.1.1.1.3 Mary Bertha KUSS, Aunt, F

Mary Bertha Kuss Cornelius 1961 Birth:

9 May 1926, Sam Warner Farm, Blue Earth Tnshp, Blue Earth, MN 4 Jul 1993, lake Pokegama, Pine City, MN, age: 67 Memo: Mary and Eve Cornelius stopped up to the lake for the day. Mary recalled Al Steir always had a napkin placed precisely at his place at the table. It was always there before and after his meal. Spouse: Marr:

Ronald Khort CORNELIUS, M 8 Sep 1946, Anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN???

Children:

Wayne Ronald, M (1948-1961)

1.1.1.1.3.1 Wayne Ronald CORNELIUS, 1st Cousin, M Birth: 13 Jun 1948, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN??? Death: 21 Oct 1961, Aitken, Minnesota, age: 13 Death Memo: A 13 year old Columbia Heights boy was accidentally shot to death Saturday morning by a companion while squirrel hunting near Farm Island lake south of Aitken. Wayne Cornelius, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Cornelius, 3710 NE Polk St., was killed when struck by a bullet from a 22 caliber rifle fired by James Peterson, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Page 17


Peterson, 1824 NE 39th Ave Columbia Heights. Burial: 24 Oct 1961, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN, age: 13 Burial Memo: Sunset Memorial in South St. Anthony, MPLS. Funeral held at St. Matthew Lutheran in Columbia Heights. Rev Edgar Streufert Pallbearers: Marvin Klemik, Joseph Cornelius, Carl Listrom, Wm Burgoyne, Edward Wilbert, James Peterson, Stanley Cornelius, Lloyd Reimann 1.1.1.1.4a Marlin Fredrick KUSS*, Uncle, M Birth: 24 Apr 1933, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN Birth Memo: Hugo's Birth Certificate indicates Marlin was born on April 23, 1933 Spouse:

June WEILDER, F

Children:

Gary, M Kathy, F Other spouses Rosalie Caroline NOVAK 1.1.1.1.4a.1 Gary KUSS, 1st Cousin, M Mary Cornelius says this son is crippled. 1.1.1.1.4a.2 Kathy KUSS, 1st Cousin, F 1.1.1.1.4b Marlin Fredrick KUSS* (See above) Spouse: Rosalie Caroline NOVAK, F Marr: 3 Aug 1956 Div: 15 Feb 1983 Children:

Debra Ann, F (1956-) Christine Vearl, F (1959-) Darlene Reta, F (1960-) Carla Jean, F (1964-) Other spouses June WEILDER

Hugo and Vearl Kuss house at 3741 Polk Street in Columbia Heights, MN Page 18


1.1.1.1.4b.1 Debra Ann KUSS, 1st Cousin, F Birth:

15 Oct 1956

Spouse:

Mark Andrew VANECEK, M

Children:

Aaron Michael John, M (1973-) Andrew Robert, M (1976-) Amanda Rose, F (1980-)

1.1.1.1.4b.1.1 Aaron Michael John VANECEK, 1C1R*, M Birth:

23 Mar 1973

1.1.1.1.4b.1.2 Andrew Robert VANECEK, 1C1R*, M Birth:

25 Dec 1976

1.1.1.1.4b.1.3 Amanda Rose VANECEK, 1C1R*, F Birth:

10 Jan 1980

1.1.1.1.4b.2a Christine Vearl KUSS*, 1st Cousin, F Birth:

12 Oct 1959, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN

Spouse: Marr:

? POTTOR, M 8 Aug 1979

Children:

Leah Rose, F (1978-) Mitchell Brian, M (1980-)

Other spouses Kenneth Harold MUELLER 1.1.1.1.4b.2a.1 Leah Rose KUSS, 1C1R*, F Birth:

29 Jun 1978

1.1.1.1.4b.2a.2 Mitchell Brian POTTOR, 1C1R*, M Birth:

16 Sep 1980

1.1.1.1.4b.2b Christine Vearl KUSS* (See above)

Spouse:

Kenneth Harold MUELLER, M

Children:

Chad Edward, M (1984-) Brandi Lucille, F (1985-)

Other spouses ? POTTOR 1.1.1.1.4b.2b.1 Chad Edward MUELLER, 1C1R*, M Birth:

2 Jun 1984 Page 19


1.1.1.1.4b.2b.2 Brandi Lucille MUELLER, 1C1R*, F Birth:

18 Sep 1985

1.1.1.1.4b.3 Darlene Reta KUSS, 1st Cousin, F Birth:

20 Oct 1960

Spouse: Marr: Div:

George Earl FLYNN the third, M 17 Dec 1979 1985

Children:

George Earl, M (1980-) Angela Rose, F (1981-)

1.1.1.1.4b.3.1 George Earl FLYNN the Fourth, 1C1R*, M Birth:

12 Jun 1980

1.1.1.1.4b.3.2 Angela Rose FLYNN, 1C1R*, F Birth:

20 Dec 1981

1.1.1.1.4b.4 Carla Jean KUSS, 1st Cousin, F Birth:

26 Oct 1964

Spouse:

Paul Allen VASSEN, M

Hugo Kuss and his car 1966

1.1.1.1.5 Raymond Richard Kuss, Uncle, M Birth: Birth Memo: Bapt: Bapt Memo:

14 Sep 1938, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN Maternity Hospital. Dr. Eike determined that Vearl was pregnant. 8 Dec 1948, Ron and Mary Cornelius House, age: 10 Ron and Mary were sponsors also

Spouse: Birth: Bapt Memo:

Janet SMITH, F 2 Jan 1938, MPLS Lutheran Page 20


Marr:

1956

Children:

Cynthia, F Richard Raymond, M (1960-) Mark, M

1.1.1.1.5.1 Cynthia Kuss, 1st Cousin, F Spouse:

COPE, M

Children:

Cory, M Mellissa, F

1.1.1.1.5.1.1 Cory COPE, M Spouse: Marr:

Nicole, F Mar 1999

Children:

Kailey, F (1999-)

1.1.1.1.5.1.1.1 Kailey COPE, F Birth: 27 May 1999, Minneapolis, MN (?) 1.1.1.1.5.1.2 Mellissa COPE, F Spouse: Wayne BAILEY, M Children:

Jonathon Zachary, M (1999-)

1.1.1.1.5.1.2.1 Jonathon Zachary COPE, M Birth: 2 May 1999 Birth Memo: 9 pounds 1.1.1.1.5.2 Richard Raymond Kuss, 1st Cousin, M

Richard (Rick) 1961 Birth: Occ:

31 Mar 1960, St.Mary's Hospital, Hennepin Co., Mpls, MN Welder

Spouse: Birth: Bapt:

Debra Kay KENT, F 25 Jan 1960, St.Mary's Hospital, Hennepin Co., Mpls, MN Epiphany Catholic 4 Jul 1999, Ensign Lake, Boundary Waters MN, age: 39 Page 21


Memo: Debra and Kyle were in the boundary waters when 80-90 mile straight line winds ravaged the forest. The two were separated during the storm but both lived through it to remember. Debra's story was brought to television July 20th, on WCCO Channel 4 in Minneapolis who did a feature on the storm and their experience. WCCO DIMENSION FEATURE. This was seen by Duane Kuss at 10:00 pm in Cold Spring, MN. (SEE FULL STORY IN KUSS SIDE HISTORY) Occ: Graphic Designer/ Floral Designer Marr: 28 Oct 1978, Osseo Lutheran, Mpls Area maybe Fridley? Children:

Keith Richard, M (1979-) Kyle David, M (1984-)

1.1.1.1.5.2.1 Keith Richard Kuss, 1C1R*, M Birth: 19 Apr 1979, Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids,MN Anoka County 1.1.1.1.5.2.2 Kyle David KUSS, 1C1R*, M Birth: 4 Aug 1984, St.Mary's Hospital, Hennepin Co., Mpls, MN 1.1.1.1.5.3 Mark Kuss, 1st Cousin, M Spouse: Karen, F Children: Marie, F 1.1.1.1.5.3.1 Marie Kuss, 1C1R*, F 1.1.1.2 Clifford Irving WARNER, G Uncle, M Birth: 15 Aug Spouse: Ada GEISELHART, F Children:

Dorothy Iris, F Evelyn Mae, F Wilbur William, M

1.1.1.2.1 Dorothy Iris WARNER, 1C1R, F

Birth: Spouse: Children:

Dorothy Warner Dorothy Warner?, Chuck and Donald Draper Sam Warner Farm, Blue Earth Tnshp, Blue Earth, MN OVREBO, M Steven C., M (-1997) Page 22


1.1.1.2.1.1 Steven C. OVREBO, M Death: Death Memo: Educ:

1997?, California Died of cancer Graduated from Faribault Senior High School on 6/7/1968 Faribault, MN

1.1.1.2.2 Evelyn Mae WARNER, 1C1R, F

Dorothy and Evelyn Warner

Ada and Evelyn Warner

Evelyn 1961

Spouse: Birth: Death: Burial:

Forrest F. (Dord) CORNELIUS, M 31 Jan 1921, Burns, Minnesota 17 Mar 1994, Anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN, age: 73 19 Mar 1994, Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids,MN, age: 73

Children:

Judy Belle, F (1955-1983) Stanley, M

1.1.1.2.2.1 Judy Belle CORNELIUS, 2nd Cousin, F

Birth: Death: Death Memo: Burial:

10 Jul 1955, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, MN 13 Mar 1983, Anoka County, Columbia Heights, MN, age: 27 Judy died from a long battle with cancer. Morningside Memorial Gardens Page 23


1.1.1.2.2.2 Stanley CORNELIUS, M Spouse: Barb, F Children:

Robyn, F Kelly, F Randy, M 1.1.1.2.2.2.1 Robyn CORNELIUS, F 1.1.1.2.2.2.2 Kelly CORNELIUS, F Spouse: Sam SCHUDI, M Marr: 19 Jul 1986, Knife River Marina, Knife River MN Marr Memo: They were married on Stan and Barb Cornelius yacht. 1.1.1.2.2.2.3 Randy CORNELIUS, M 1.1.1.2.3 Wilbur William WARNER, 1C1R, M Birth: 7 Jul 1926 Death: 17 Nov 1996, age: 70 Death Memo: Lived much of his life in Spokane, Washington 1.1.1.3 Floyd Bruce WARNER, G Uncle, M

Ruth and Floyd Warner Birth: Death: Death Memo: Burial: Burial Memo:

5 Nov 1889 30 Oct 1969, Veterans Administration Chapel, age: 79 Houston, Texas 3 Nov 1969, Veterans Administration Cemetary, age: 79 Houston, Texas

Spouse:

Ruth YOUNG, F Page 24


Children:

Irene, F Shirley, F Frances, M Marilyn, F Jerold Eugene, M

1.1.1.3.1 Irene WARNER, 1C1R, F

1.1.1.3.2 Shirley WARNER, 1C1R, F Spouse: FALK, M Children:

Ronald Joseph, M

1.1.1.3.2.1 Ronald Joseph FALK, M Educ:

Graduated from Crosby High School 5/26/1966 Crosby, Texas

Spouse: Marr:

Karen Sue DUBOSE, F 5 Sep 1970, St. Judes Catholic Church Highlands, TX

1.1.1.3.3 Frances WARNER, 1C1R, M

1.1.1.3.4 Marilyn WARNER, 1C1R, F 1.1.1.3.5 Jerold Eugene WARNER, 1C1R, M

1.1.1.4 Alfred Ross WARNER, G Uncle, M

Alfred Ross, Alta May, Clifford Irving and Ethel Cordelia Warner Married twice. Has one adopted child not known living somewhere out in the Black Hills. Page 25


1.1.1.5a Alta May WARNER*, G Aunt, F

Alta 1981

Birth: Death: Burial: Burial Memo: Occ: Educ:

Alfred Amil Stier 1920?

17 Sep 1897, faribault County, Blue Earth, MN 28 Dec 1986, age: 89 31 Dec 1986, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Blue Earth, MN, age: 89 Riverside Cemetary, Blue Earch Did housekeeping and cooked at a local restaurant until she met Alfred Stier Received an 8th Grade education

Alta became a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church on May 7, 1922 when she was baptized and confirmed. She was an active member of the Ladies Aid for many years, and was a member in good standing of the St. Paul Lutheran, attending workship faithfully. Upon the death of her second husband, Alta, in 1973, became a resident of the St. Lukes Nursing Home. She was a life-time resident of Blue Earth, was called from this vale of tears this past Sunday at the age of 89 years, 3 months and 11 days. She was preceeded in death by her parents, her husbands, and infant daughter Donna, two grandchildren, three brothers, and three sisters. She is survived by her children, seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and by other relatives and friends. Spouse:

Alfred Amil STIER, M

Death: Father:

1941, faribault County, Blue Earth, MN STIER, M

Before Alfred was dead he said he wanted to go back to Germany. It was tough sledding trying to survive in this new country.19 Marr: 22 Apr 1918, Blue Earth County, Mankato, MN Marr Memo: Rev. Schmidts ParsanageHer church leaflet said they got married at St. Paul Lutheran Page 26


Children:

Fern Mary, F (1920-) Eugene William, M (1921-) Warren Leroy, M (1924-) Delano Alfred, M (1934-) Donna Mae, F (1934-1934)

Other spouses Adolf GOLLNICK 1.1.1.5a.1 Fern Mary STIER, 1C1R, F

Delano, Fern, Evelyn Warner and Darlene Kuss Birth:

6 Jan 1920, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN

last address 227 Mallard Road, Feasterville, PA 19047 Spouse: Death: Burial: Burial Memo:

Robert J. PROCTOR, M 8 Jul 1987 12 Jul 1987, Southampton, PA Good Sheppard Lutheran Church, Rev. Ray Scherer

Children:

Cris, M Curtis, M

1.1.1.5a.1.1 Cris PROCTOR, 2nd Cousin, M

last address Rt. 3? Box 42A.4? Drumore, PA 17518 Spouse:

?, F

Children:

?, F

1.1.1.5a.1.1.1 ? PROCTOR, 2C1R*, F

1.1.1.5a.1.2 Curtis PROCTOR, 2nd Cousin, M last address 227 Mallard Rd, Feasterville, PA 19047 Page 27


1.1.1.5a.2 Eugene William STIER, 1C1R, M Birth: 6 Jan 1921, faribault County, Blue Earth, MN Spouse: Birth: Death: Death Memo:

Bea, F 1925 3 Jan 1995, age: 70 Heart attach

Children:

Doug, M Rhonda, F Gregory Eugene, M

1.1.1.5a.2.1 Doug STIER, 2nd Cousin, M Last address was 1101 4th St., Austin, MN 55912 Spouse: ?, F Children:

?, M

1.1.1.5a.2.1.1 ? STIER, 2C1R*, M

1.1.1.5a.2.2 Rhonda STIER, 2nd Cousin, F

Spouse:

Steven LYON, M

Last address West St. Blue Earth, MN 56013

Children:

Angie, F

1.1.1.5a.2.2.1 Angie LYON, 2C1R*, F

1.1.1.5a.2.3 Gregory Eugene STIER, M Educ:

Graduated from Blue Earth High School May 27, 1966

1.1.1.5a.3 Warren Leroy STIER, 1C1R, M Birth:

29 Jun 1924, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN

Children:

Jan H., F Mark, M Douglass, M

1.1.1.5a.3.1 Jan H. STIER, 2nd Cousin, F

Last Address 1981 was 1501 Parkside Apt. 6, Trenton, NJ 1.1.1.5a.3.2 Mark STIER, 2nd Cousin, M Last address was 1920 Rhoade Island Ave, College Park, Maryland Spouse: Karen, F Children:

Andra? Andru? Aundra? Aundru?, F Page 28


1.1.1.5a.3.2.1 Andra? Andru?

Aundra?

Aundru? STIER, 2C1R*, F

1.1.1.5a.3.3 Douglass STIER, 2nd Cousin, M last known to be somewhere in Wisconsin 1.1.1.5a.4 Delano Alfred STIER, 1C1R, M Birth: Birth Memo:

9 Dec 1934, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN Twin with Donna Mae who lived only an hour after birth.

1.1.1.5a.5 Donna Mae STIER, 1C1R, F Birth: Birth Memo: Death:

9 Dec 1934, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN Lived only one hour. Twin with Delano 9 Dec 1934, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN

1.1.1.5b Alta May WARNER* (See above)

Spouse: Adolf GOLLNICK, M Birth: 1 Dec 1886 Death: 27 Feb 1969, faribault County, Blue Earth, MN ?, age: 82 Burial: 3 Mar 1969, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Blue Earth, MN, age: 82 Burial Memo: Rev. E.D. Eifert Organist: Mrs. Edwin Nolte Pallbearers: Everett Abraham, Lawrence Ehrich, Erwin Nolte, Harold Teskey, Walter Teskey, Henry Volk Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth, MN Marr: 1949 Other spouses Alfred Amil STIER

A picture taken after a tornado had paced through the area. Notice the house still standing in the background.

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1.1.1.6 Norma Fern WARNER, G Aunt, F Birth:

25 Dec 1899, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN

Spouse:

Ruben FIERKE, M

Children:

Vincent Elwood, M (1917-1991) Delores, F Beverly Ann, F Bonita Jean, F

1.1.1.6.1 Vincent Elwood FIERKE, 1C1R, M Birth: 3 Mar 1917, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN Death: 2 Jul 1991, age: 74 Burial: 6 Jul 1991, Miller Funeral Home, 6210 N.E. Highway 65 Fridley, MN, age: 74 Burial Memo: Survivors:Sons, John & wife Sandi, Fred Grandchildren David, Melissa, & Jessica Sisters, Delores Wiederholt, Bonnie Lasswell, Beverly Noon Children:

John, M Fred, M 1.1.1.6.1.1 John FIERKE, M

Spouse:

Sandi, F

Children:

Jessica, F

1.1.1.6.1.1.1 Jessica FIERKE, F

1.1.1.6.1.2 Fred K. FIERKE, M Educ:

Graduated from Fridley High School 5/26/1966

Spouse: Marr:

Helen WARUMZER, F 16 May 1970, St. Anthony, Minnesota

Children:

David, M Melissa, F

1.1.1.6.1.2.1 David FIERKE, M 1.1.1.6.1.2.2 Melissa FIERKE, F

1.1.1.6.2 Delores FIERKE, 1C1R, F

Spouse:

WIEDERHOLT, M

1.1.1.6.3 Beverly Ann FIERKE, 1C1R, F

Spouse:

NOON, M

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1.1.1.6.4 Bonita Jean FIERKE, 1C1R, F Spouse: LASSWELL, M 1.1.1.7a Ethel Cordelia WARNER*, G Aunt, F Birth: Death: Burial:

30 May 1891 9 Sep 1968, Boone, Iowa, age: 77 17 Sep 1968, Linwood Park Cemetery, Boone, IA, age: 77

Supposedly Married 11 times Spouse:

William CRUSE, M

Children:

Lowell, M

Other spouses Louey WILKE, Ed GEISELHART, ROSS, Henry GEHRING, Joe KORZAK, Jim BOHN, Albert ZAHN, Vancel BELDER, Orvie SALISBURY, ? ? NUMBER 11

1.1.1.7a.1 Lowell CRUSE, 1C1R, M

Lowell Cruse 1.1.1.7b Ethel Cordelia WARNER* (See above)

Spouse:

Louey WILKE, M

Children:

Harmon L., M Arva, F

Other spouses William CRUSE, Ed GEISELHART, ROSS, Henry GEHRING, Joe KORZAK, Jim BOHN, Albert ZAHN, Vancel BELDER, Orvie SALISBURY, ? ? NUMBER 11 Page 31


1.1.1.7b.1 Harmon L. WILKE, 1C1R, M Reli: Lutheran Spouse: Arlene, F Reli: Lutheran Children:

Steve, M John Fred, M Kent, M Keith, M Patricia Kay, F Sandra Lou, F Leslie Harmon, M Karen Lu, F

1.1.1.7b.1.1 Steve WILKE, 2nd Cousin, M Occ: Johnsonville Sausage Factory Employee Reli: Lutheran Spouse: Paula RAMECKE, F Occ: Lutheran Minister Reli: Lutheran 1.1.1.7b.1.2 John Fred WILKE, 2nd Cousin, M Occ: Works at County Care Facility and VA hospital in Knoxville, Iowa Reli: Lutheran Spouse: Reli:

Betty, F Lutheran

Children:

Jason, M Crystal Ann, F

1.1.1.7b.1.2.1 Jason WILKE, 2C1R*, M

Emma (Weed?) and Mary Nauman Warner Page 32


1.1.1.7b.1.2.2 Crystal Ann WILKE, 2C1R*, F

1.1.1.7b.1.3 Kent WILKE, 2nd Cousin, M Occ: Reli:

Vemier Factory Worker Lutheran Twin with Keith

Spouse: Occ: Reli:

Judy BROGEOR, F Sewing Factory Worker Lutheran

Children:

Cameron, M Tanya, F 1.1.1.7b.1.3.1 Cameron WILKE, 2C1R*, M

1.1.1.7b.1.3.2 Tanya WILKE, 2C1R*, F

1.1.1.7b.1.4 Keith WILKE, 2nd Cousin, M Occ: Reli:

Work for TWA in St. Louis, Missouri Lutheran twin with Kent

Spouse: Occ: Reli:

Pattie LAYMAN, F TWA employee in St. Louis, Missouri Catholic

1.1.1.7b.1.5 Patricia Kay WILKE, 2nd Cousin, F Occ: Reli:

Retired Navy officer who works in a local factory in Virginia. Lutheran

Spouse: Occ: Reli:

Dave MICKLEY ?, M Works at the telephone office Lutheran

1.1.1.7b.1.6 Sandra Lou WILKE, 2nd Cousin, F Occ: Reli:

Works for TWA in St. Louis, Missouri Lutheran

1.1.1.7b.1.7a Leslie Harmon WILKE*, 2nd Cousin, M Occ: Reli:

Retired navy officer working for an airplane company in Nevada. Lutheran

Spouse:

Nancy, F

Children:

Lori, F Robbi, M

Other spouses Tricia Page 33


1.1.1.7b.1.7a.1 Lori WILKE, 2C1R*, F 1.1.1.7b.1.7a.2 Robbi WILKE, 2C1R*, M 1.1.1.7b.1.7b Leslie Harmon WILKE* (See above) Spouse: Tricia, F Children: Jaymea, M Lacey, F Linzy, F Other spouses Nancy 1.1.1.7b.1.7b.1 Jaymea WILKE, 2C1R*, M 1.1.1.7b.1.7b.2 Lacey WILKE, 2C1R*, F twin with Linzy 1.1.1.7b.1.7b.3 Linzy WILKE, 2C1R*, F Twin with Lacey 1.1.1.7b.1.8 Karen Lu WILKE, 2nd Cousin, F Occ: Works in the 3M factory in Knoxville, Iowa Reli: Lutheran Spouse: James CON, M Occ: Work in the 3 M Factory in Knoxville, Iowa Reli: Lutheran Children: Danielle, F Lynette, F Krista, F 1.1.1.7b.1.8.1 Danielle CON, 2C1R*, F Spouse: Andy STOGG, M Marr: ? Aug , Knoxville, Iowa ?

Alta Warner and Anna Neuman Page 34


1.1.1.7b.1.8.2 Lynette CON, 2C1R*, F

1.1.1.7b.1.8.3 Krista CON, 2C1R*, F

1.1.1.7b.2 Arva WILKE, 1C1R, F Spouse: NYLENS ?, M Children:

Scearcy ?, F

1.1.1.7b.2.1 Scearcy ? NYLENS ?, 2nd Cousin, F

1.1.1.7c Ethel Cordelia WARNER* (See above) Spouse: Ed GEISELHART, M Other spouses William CRUSE, Louey WILKE, ROSS, Henry GEHRING, Joe KORZAK, Jim BOHN, Albert ZAHN, Vancel BELDER, Orvie SALISBURY, ? ? NUMBER 11 1.1.1.7d Ethel Cordelia WARNER* (See above) Spouse: ROSS, M Other spouses William CRUSE, Louey WILKE, Ed GEISELHART, Henry GEHRING, Joe KORZAK, Jim BOHN, Albert ZAHN, Vancel BELDER, Orvie SALISBURY, ? ? NUMBER 11 1.1.1.7e Ethel Cordelia WARNER* (See above) Spouse: Henry GEHRING, M Other spouses William CRUSE, Louey WILKE, Ed GEISELHART, ROSS, Joe KORZAK, Jim BOHN, Albert ZAHN, Vancel BELDER, Orvie SALISBURY, ? ? NUMBER 11 1.1.1.7f Ethel Cordelia WARNER* (See above) Spouse: Joe KORZAK, M Other spouses William CRUSE, Louey WILKE, Ed GEISELHART, ROSS, Henry GEHRING, Jim BOHN, Albert ZAHN, Vancel BELDER, Orvie SALISBURY, ? ? NUMBER 11 1.1.1.7g Ethel Cordelia WARNER* (See above) Spouse: Jim BOHN, M Other spouses William CRUSE, Louey WILKE, Ed GEISELHART, ROSS, Henry GEHRING, Joe KORZAK, Albert ZAHN, Vancel BELDER, Orvie SALISBURY, ? ? NUMBER 11 1.1.1.7h Ethel Cordelia WARNER* (See above) Spouse: Albert ZAHN, M Other spouses William CRUSE, Louey WILKE, Ed GEISELHART, ROSS, Henry GEHRING, Joe KORZAK, Jim BOHN, Vancel BELDER, Orvie SALISBURY, ? ? NUMBER 11 1.1.1.7i Ethel Cordelia WARNER* (See above) Spouse: Vancel BELDER, M Other spouses William CRUSE, Louey WILKE, Ed GEISELHART, ROSS, Henry GEHRING, Joe KORZAK, Jim BOHN, Albert ZAHN, Orvie SALISBURY, ? ? NUMBER 11 Page 35


1.1.1.7j Ethel Cordelia WARNER* (See above) Spouse: Orvie SALISBURY, M Other spouses William CRUSE, Louey WILKE, Ed GEISELHART, ROSS, Henry GEHRING, Joe KORZAK, Jim BOHN, Albert ZAHN, Vancel BELDER, ? ? NUMBER 11 1.1.1.7k Ethel Cordelia WARNER* (See above) Spouse: ? ? NUMBER 11, M Other spouses William CRUSE, Louey WILKE, Ed GEISELHART, ROSS, Henry GEHRING, Joe KORZAK, Jim BOHN, Albert ZAHN, Vancel BELDER, Orvie SALISBURY 1.1.2 John Alsworth WARNER, GG Uncle, M Birth: 27 Jun 1860 Death: 14 Apr 1922, age: 61 Committed to taking care of his mother after she left her husband James back in Indiana. Was going to care for here until she died. Ended up hiring Mary Neumann to car for his mother. That's how Samuel and Mary met. Children:

Della, F Lucy, F (1900-1983) John Park, M Cora Frances, F

1.1.2.1 Della WARNER, 1C2R, F

1.1.2.2 Lucy WARNER, 1C2R, F

Lucy Warner Can you find Cora, Lucy and Vearl Warner in this picture? Birth: 9 Dec 1900 Death: 11 Feb 1983, age: 82 Burial: 14 Feb 1983, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN Riverside Cemetery, age: 82 Burial Memo: Pastor Alcyd Soderfelt, First United Methodist Church, Blue Earth, MN Soloist, Teresa Warner The north 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of Section 28 (containing 80 acres) is now divided into the S 1/2 of the S 1/2 of the SE 1/4 (or 40 acres) which is our (Cora and Lucy Warner) pasture and timber land. Page 36


1.1.2.3 John Park WARNER, 1C2R, M

1.1.2.4 Cora Frances WARNER, 1C2R, F

Cora Warner

Cora and Vearl Warner

The north 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of Section 28 (containing 80 acres) is now divided into the S 1/2 of the S 1/2 of the SE 1/4 (or 40 acres) which is our (Cora and Lucy Warner) pasture and timber land. 1.1.3 James Harvey WARNER, GG Uncle, M Birth: Death:

2 Feb 1842 29 Nov 1916, Faribault County, Blue Earth, MN, age: 74

James Harvey Warner told or wrote back to Indiana about the fruit in Minnesota. (Back in Indiana they had nice fruit trees, apples and so on) Aunt Martha Hawkins (his oldest sister) said after she got up to Minnesota, All there is, is a few little damn blue grapes. James Harvey Warner was in the Civil War. Private of Company D, 48th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Mustered in January 1, 1862 at Paducah, Kentucky. Honorable discharge January 25, 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee by reason of disability. He was wounded in action. Children:

Alice, F

1.1.3.1 Alice WARNER, 1C2R, F Spouse: ? SCHOLES, M

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1.1.4 George Willard WARNER, GG Uncle, M Death:

5 May 1915

Children:

Harry, M Nettie, F Orpha, F Alma, F Sarah, F Clara, F Georgia, F Nellie, F Lewis, M Allen, M

1.1.4.1 Harry WARNER, 1C2R, M

1.1.4.2 Nettie WARNER, 1C2R, F

1.1.4.3 Orpha WARNER, 1C2R, F

\ Louis Suttkist (?) appears to have been taken on the Warner Farm 1.1.4.4 Alma WARNER, 1C2R, F

1.1.4.5 Sarah WARNER, 1C2R, F

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1.1.4.6 Clara WARNER, 1C2R, F

1.1.4.7 Georgia WARNER, 1C2R, F

1.1.4.8 Nellie WARNER, 1C2R, F

1.1.4.9 Lewis WARNER, 1C2R, M

1.1.4.10 Allen WARNER, 1C2R, M

1.1.5 Martha Jane WARNER, GG Aunt, F Birth: Death:

April 20, 1800? 2 Sep 1920, age: 75

James Harvey Warner told or wrote back to Indiana about the fruit in Minnesota. (Back in Indiana they had nice fruit trees, apples and so on) Aunt Martha Hawkins (his oldest sister) said after she got up to Minnesota, All there is, is a few little damn blue grapes. One day when Martha was doing the family wash on the washboard, her little brothers Samuel and Asher hung around saying Con do er, Con do er, Con do er. She got tired of it and took after them. They ran and crawled under a bed. She got some whacks on the last one and said, Now Con do er, - you, Con do er. Spouse: ? HAWKINS, M Children:

Eva, F Jerome, M

1.1.5.1 Eva HAWKINS, 1C2R, F Spouse: ? McDUFFEE KIMBLE, M 1.1.5.2 Jerome HAWKINS, 1C2R, M

1.1.6 Sylvester WARNER, GG Uncle, M Birth: 19 Dec 1847 Death: 7 Mar 1910, age: 62 Children:

Carrie, F Arthur, M Merritt, M

1.1.6.1 Carrie WARNER, 1C2R, F Spouse: ? REINKE, M 1.1.6.2 Arthur WARNER, 1C2R, M

1.1.6.3 Merritt WARNER, 1C2R, M

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1.1.7 Caroline Janett WARNER, GG Aunt, F Birth: Death:

15 Jul 1850 21 Jun 1937, age: 86

There were lots of wild game in the early days. Prairie chickens, wild geese, and ducks... also sand hill cranes. The cranes were long legged tall birds. Aunt Net Lane (Caroline Jannett Warner) had a pet crane. It was tall enough to pick up a biscuit from the table. Spouse:

? LANE, M

Children:

Gladys Myrtle, F

Leonard Lane, "Watch", Della W.

1.1.7.1 Gladys Myrtle LANE, 1C2R, F Spouse:

? JOHNSON, M

1.1.8 Seth W. WARNER, GG Uncle, M Birth: Death:

Nov 2, 18? 25 Dec 1912, age: 57

Children:

Clarence, M Sadie Ryder, F

1.1.8.1 Clarence WARNER, 1C2R, M Adopt Memo:

Was one of two children who were adopted.

1.1.8.2 Sadie Ryder WARNER, 1C2R, F Adopt Memo:

One of two children adopted by the family. Page 40


1.1.9 Rose WARNER, GG Aunt, F Birth: Death:

5 Feb 1857 24 Mar 1933, age: 76

Along about 1882, Rose left Minnesota, going by train to San Francisco, California. She and three other girls took a boat from San Francisco to Portland, Oregon. They were the only girls on the boat and they took turns standing guard while the others slept. Rose Warner went to Portland to marry Dr. Fred D. Miller, whom she had known back in Minnesota. Asher Warner, Seth Warner, Martha Warner Hawkins and Caroline Janett Warner (Aunt Net Lane) also went back to the Indiana Michigan area to live for awhile. Spouse:

? MILLER, M

Children:

Daisy, F Dwight, M Jennie, F

1.1.9.1 Daisy MILLER, 1C2R, F Death Memo:

Died during infancy

1.1.9.2 Dwight MILLER, 1C2R, M

1.1.9.3 Jennie MILLER, 1C2R, F

Spouse:

? BRANDT, M

1.1.10 Asher WARNER, GG Uncle, M Birth: Death:

28 May 1863 13 Feb 1937, age: 73

Spouse:

Hattie ?, F

Children:

Fred H., M Earl H., M Bert O., M Vernon, M Clarence, M Hazel, F

1.1.10.1 Fred H. WARNER, 1C2R, M

1.1.10.2 Earl H. WARNER, 1C2R, M

1.1.10.3 Bert O. WARNER, 1C2R, M

1.1.10.4 Vernon WARNER, 1C2R, M

1.1.10.5 Clarence WARNER, 1C2R, M Page 41


1.1.10.6 Hazel WARNER, 1C2R, F Spouse: ? SMITH, M 1.2 David WARNER, GGG Uncle, M

1.3 Willard WARNER, GGG Uncle, M Reside: 1800-1864, Indiana, Michigan Reside Memo: n Indiana he lived in La Porte county between the town of La Porte, Indiana and Three Oaks, Michigan in Berrien County Michigan. Frances Mills ? 1.4 Cordon WARNER, GGG Uncle, M

1.5 Elijah WARNER, GGG Uncle, M

Military: Went to fight in the Civil War and never returned. 1.6 Orlin WARNER, GGG Uncle, M

Alta Warner and Elsie Collins Newman

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1.7 Emily WARNER, GGG Aunt, F

Spouse:

WEED, M

Children:

Anna, F Ellen, F Fredrick, M Charles, M Emma, F

1.7.1 Anna WEED, 1C3R, F

1.7.2 Ellen WEED, 1C3R, F

1.7.3 Fredrick WEED, 1C3R, M

1.7.4 Charles WEED, 1C3R, M

1.7.5 Emma WEED, 1C3R, F

1.8 Emily WARNER, GGG Aunt, F

Spouse:

HOLCOMB, M

Children:

Henry, M

1.8.1 Henry HOLCOMB, 1C3R, M

1.9 Mercy WARNER, GGG Aunt, F Death Memo:

Died very young.

1.10 Zip WARNER, GGG Uncle, M

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1. Final letter from Alta Gollnick, Jan 5, 1982, St. Lukes Home, Blue Earth, MN, Lived in Indiana where most of the family was born/raised. 2. Geneology Document created by Cora or Lucy Warner and sent to Evelyn Warner Cornelius who gave a copy to Duane Kuss. Middle Name and Indiana/Michigan history. 3. Geneology Document created by Cora or Lucy Warner and sent to Evelyn Warner Cornelius who gave a copy to Duane Kuss. 4. Final letter from Alta Gollnick, Jan 5, 1982, St. Lukes Home, Blue Earth, MN, Left Indiana for MN pregnant with Samuel, the only child of the family born in MN. 5. Geneology Document created by Cora or Lucy Warner and sent to Evelyn Warner Cornelius who gave a copy to Duane Kuss. Grandma Warners real name/parents. 6. Final letter from Alta Gollnick, Jan 5, 1982, St. Lukes Home, Blue Earth, MN. 7. Sam Warner Burial Held Here Tuesday. Samuel Warner was born i Blue Earth township April 9, 1866. At the age of sixteen he went to the state of Michigan, where he resided about a year. The rest of his life, with the exception of a few years during which he resided in Blue Earth, he lived on the farm in Blue Earth township, where he had been born. Novemeber 11, 1888, he was married to Mary Naumann of Elmore township. This union was graced with seven children, three sons and four daughters. Mr. Warner enjoyed an exceptional good health in his life. However, last September a lameness of his limbs set in which in course of time became total. More recently it was found that he was suffering from anaemia. About, three weeks ago he was confined to his bed and continued to become weaker and weaker. During this time he acquainted himself with Christianity, acknowledged and professed it, and received the Holy Baptism. The middle of last week he fell into coma. His end came Friday evening at 9:40 oclock. He attained the age of 66 years, 9 months, and 21 days. (Jan. 20, 1933) Deceased is survived by his widow, Mary Warner, three sons, four daughters, 19 grandchildren, one brother, two sisters, and many other relatives. Funeral services, at which Rev. G. Schmidt of St. Pauls Lutheran Church officiated, were held at the Warner home Tuesday (Monday) afternoon. Interment was made at the Riverside Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Hawkins of Wesley, Iowa attended the services of Sam Warner here Monday. Allan Warner, Mr. and Mrs. James Brooks, all of Brookings, South Dakota, attended the funeral of Sam Warner here Monday. Mr. Warner was an uncle of the parties. The group arrived here Sunday, all visiting an aunt, Mrs. Ed. Hacklander, and the L.G. Wilke family. 8. Final letter from Alta Gollnick, Jan 5, 1982, St. Lukes Home, Blue Earth, MN, How Mary met Samuel. 9. Geneology Document created by Cora or Lucy Warner and sent to Evelyn Warner Cornelius who gave a copy to Duane Kuss. Tells a similar story about Mary meeting Samuel but being hired by Cordelia. (Grandma Warner). 10. 9/2/1941, Blue Earth Township, Faribault County, Mary Naumann Warner. Vearl Reta Warners Birth Certificate 11. October 22, 1899, St. Johns Lutheran Church, Elmore, MN, Pastor Rob Gaiser, Ev. Lutheran Pastor Geo. Matzat, Hugo Friedrich Kuss, Friedrick is how its spealt on Hugos Baptismal Cerificate. 12. Newspaper clipping, Sept 24, 1977, Duanes records. 13. 4/24/1924, ? Schmidt, Blue Earth, MN Faribault County, Minnesota, Faribault County, Paul Kuss, Nellie Killman. 14. Hugos Birth Certificate Faribault County, MN, Book E, page 779, line 86. 15. Arla Kuss, 8/4/1954, 9/2/1998, Duane Kuss, St. Barnabus Hospital. 16. Hugos Birth Certificate Faribault Co., MN Book E, Page 639, line 14. 17. In Loving Memory of Wayne Cornelius 18. Hugos Birth Certificate Faribault County, MN, Book E, page 890, line 81. 19. Interview with Alta, Early 1980s, Duane Kuss and Mary Cornelius, Old folks home, Blue Earth MN, Some of the interview is on audio tape. 20. Letter from Alta from St. Lukes Home in Blue Earth, MN, 12/30/1981. 21. Robert J. Proctor Funeral Leaflet 22. Letter from Alta from St. Lukes Home in Blue Earth, MN, 12/30/1981, Oldest son of Warren L. 23. In Loving Memory of Vincent E. Fierke (see funeral leaflet) 24. Ethel Warner Zahn (See Leaflet) 25. Letter to Mary Cornelius from Arlene Wilke, Mid 1980s. 26. In Memory of Lucy Warner Forsman-Patton Funeral Home, Blue Earth MN (SEE LEAFLET)

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Index ? ? ? Akara Aki Arlene Barb Bea (1925 - 1995) Betty Hattie ? Karen Karen Nancy Nicole Sandi Tricia

spouse of 1.1.1.5a.2.1 spouse of 1.1.1.5a.1.1 1.1.1.1.2.1.2.1 spouse of 1.1.1.1.2.1.2 spouse of 1.1.1.7b.1 spouse of 1.1.1.2.2.2 spouse of 1.1.1.5a.2 spouse of 1.1.1.7b.1.2 spouse of 1.1.10 spouse of 1.1.1.5a.3.2 spouse of 1.1.1.1.5.3 spouse of 1.1.1.7b.1.7a spouse of 1.1.1.1.5.1.1 spouse of 1.1.1.6.1.1 spouse of 1.1.1.7b.1.7b

BAILEY Wayne

spouse of 1.1.1.1.5.1.2

BELDER Vancel

spouse of 1.1.1.7i

BOHN Jim

spouse of 1.1.1.7g

BRANDT ?

spouse of 1.1.9.3

BROGEOR Judy

spouse of 1.1.1.7b.1.3

CHARLIE Clayton John Clayton John (Topper) Jr. Gary Mary Ann

spouse of 1.1.1.1.2 1.1.1.1.2.2 1.1.1.1.2.3 1.1.1.1.2.1

CON Danielle James Krista Lynette

1.1.1.7b.1.8.1 spouse of 1.1.1.7b.1.8 1.1.1.7b.1.8.3 1.1.1.7b.1.8.2

COPE UNNAMED Cory Jonathon Zachary (1999 - ) Kailey (1999 - ) Mellissa

spouse of 1.1.1.1.5.1 1.1.1.1.5.1.1 1.1.1.1.5.1.2.1 1.1.1.1.5.1.1.1 1.1.1.1.5.1.2

CORNELIUS Forrest F. (Dord) (1921 - 1994) Judy Belle (1955 - 1983) Kelly Randy Robyn Ronald Khort Stanley Wayne Ronald (1948 - 1961)

spouse of 1.1.1.2.2 1.1.1.2.2.1 1.1.1.2.2.2.2 1.1.1.2.2.2.3 1.1.1.2.2.2.1 spouse of 1.1.1.1.3 1.1.1.2.2.2 1.1.1.1.3.1

CRUSE Lowell

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William

spouse of 1.1.1.7a

DUBOSE Karen Sue

spouse of 1.1.1.3.2.1

FALK UNNAMED Ronald Joseph

spouse of 1.1.1.3.2 1.1.1.3.2.1

FIERKE Beverly Ann Bonita Jean David Delores Fred K. Jessica John Melissa Ruben Vincent Elwood (1917 - 1991)

1.1.1.6.3 1.1.1.6.4 1.1.1.6.1.1.1 1.1.1.6.2 1.1.1.6.1.2 1.1.1.6.1.1.3 1.1.1.6.1.1 1.1.1.6.1.1.2 spouse of 1.1.1.6 1.1.1.6.1

FLYNN Angela Rose (1981 - ) George Earl the third George Earl the Fourth (1980 - )

1.1.1.1.4b.3.2 spouse of 1.1.1.1.4b.3 1.1.1.1.4b.3.1

GEHRING Henry

spouse of 1.1.1.7e

GEISELHART Ada Ed

spouse of 1.1.1.2 spouse of 1.1.1.7c

GOLLNICK Adolf (1886 - 1969)

spouse of 1.1.1.5b

HAWKINS ? Eva Jerome

spouse of 1.1.5 1.1.5.1 1.1.5.2

HOLCOMB UNNAMED Henry

spouse of 1.8 1.8.1

JOHNSON ?

spouse of 1.1.7.1

KENT Debra Kay (1960 - )

spouse of 1.1.1.1.5.2

KORZAK Joe

spouse of 1.1.1.7f

KUSS Carla Jean (1964 - ) Chelsea LeeAnn (1985 - ) Christine Vearl (1959 - ) Cynthia Darlene Reta (1960 - ) Darlene Rita (1925 - 1957) Daune Duane (1929 - ) Debra Ann (1956 - ) Duane Alan (1954 - ) Gary Hugo Friedrick (1899 - 1977) Jason Mertes (1979 - ) Joshua Otto (1989 - ) Kathy

1.1.1.1.4b.4 1.1.1.1.1.2.1 1.1.1.1.4b.2a 1.1.1.1.5.1 1.1.1.1.4b.3 1.1.1.1.2 1.1.1.1.1 1.1.1.1.4b.1 1.1.1.1.1.1a 1.1.1.1.4a.1 spouse of 1.1.1.1 1.1.1.1.1.1a.1\par 1.1.1.1.1.2.2 1.1.1.1.4a.2 Page 46

Jerry Lee (1964 - )

1.1.1.1.1.2


Keith Richard (1979 - ) Kyle David (1984 - ) Leah Rose (1978 - ) Lillie LeClair (1996 - ) Lindsay (1996 - ) Lori Jo (1958 - ) Marie Mark Marlin Fredrick (1933 - ) Mary Bertha (1926 - ) Raymond Richard (1938 - ) Richard Raymond (1960 - ) Ryan Thomas (1983 - ) Samuel Anthony (1994 - ) Todd Jeffrey (1962 - )

1.1.1.1.5.2.1 1.1.1.1.5.2.2 1.1.1.1.4b.2a.1 1.1.1.1.1.1b.2 1.1.1.1.1.3.1 1.1.1.1.1.4 1.1.1.1.5.3.1 1.1.1.1.5.3 1.1.1.1.4a 1.1.1.1.3 1.1.1.1.5 1.1.1.1.5.2 1.1.1.1.1.1a.2 1.1.1.1.1.1b.1 1.1.1.1.1.3

LANE ? Gladys Myrtle

spouse of 1.1.7 1.1.7.1

LASSWELL UNNAMED

spouse of 1.1.1.6.4

LAYMAN Pattie

spouse of 1.1.1.7b.1.4

LECLAIR Bette Lou Grewe (1954 - )

spouse of 1.1.1.1.1.1b

LYON Angie Steven

1.1.1.5a.2.2.1 spouse of 1.1.1.5a.2.2

McDUFFEE KIMBLE ?

spouse of 1.1.5.1

MERTES Michelle Irene (1956 - )

spouse of 1.1.1.1.1.1a

MICKLEY ? Dave

spouse of 1.1.1.7b.1.5

MILLER ? Daisy Dwight Jennie

spouse of 1.1.9 1.1.9.1 1.1.9.2 1.1.9.3

MOORE Arla Adele (1934 - )

spouse of 1.1.1.1.1

MUELLER Brandi Lucille (1985 - ) Chad Edward (1984 - ) Kenneth Harold

1.1.1.1.4b.2b.2 1.1.1.1.4b.2b.1 spouse of 1.1.1.1.4b.2b

NAUMAN Mary Rosetta (1871 - 1943)

spouse of 1.1.1

NOON UNNAMED

spouse of 1.1.1.6.3

NOVAK Rosalie Caroline

spouse of 1.1.1.1.4b

NUMBER 11 ? (?)

spouse of 1.1.1.7k

NYLENS ? UNNAMED Scearcy ?

spouse of 1.1.1.7b.2 1.1.1.7b.2.1

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Amy Patricia (1963 - )

spouse of 1.1.1.1.1.2

OVREBO UNNAMED Steven C. ( - 1997)

spouse of 1.1.1.2.1 1.1.1.2.1.1

POTTER Brian Buzz Diane

1.1.1.1.2.1.1 spouse of 1.1.1.1.2.1 1.1.1.1.2.1.2

POTTOR ? Mitchell Brian (1980 - )

spouse of 1.1.1.1.4b.2a 1.1.1.1.4b.2a.2

PROCTOR ? Cris Curtis Robert J. ( - 1987)

1.1.1.5a.1.1.1 1.1.1.5a.1.1 1.1.1.5a.1.2 spouse of 1.1.1.5a.1

RAMECKE Paula

spouse of 1.1.1.7b.1.1

REINKE ?

spouse of 1.1.6.1

ROSS UNNAMED

spouse of 1.1.1.7d

SALISBURY Orvie

spouse of 1.1.1.7j

SCHOLES ?

spouse of 1.1.3.1

SCHUDI Sam

spouse of 1.1.1.2.2.2.2

SHEDD Cordelia ( - 1889)

spouse of 1.1

SMITH ? Douglass Brent (1958 - ) Janet (1938 - ) Jennifer Lynn (1986 - ) Jessica Jo (1983 - )

spouse of 1.1.10.6 spouse of 1.1.1.1.1.4 spouse of 1.1.1.1.5 1.1.1.1.1.4.2 1.1.1.1.1.4.1

STIER ? Alfred Amil ( - 1941) Andra? Andru? Aundra? Aundru? Delano Alfred (1934 - ) Donna Mae (1934 - 1934) Doug Douglass Eugene William (1921 - ) Fern Mary (1920 - ) Gregory Eugene Jan H. Mark Rhonda Warren Leroy (1924 - )

1.1.1.5a.2.1.1 spouse of 1.1.1.5a 1.1.1.5a.3.2.1 1.1.1.5a.4 1.1.1.5a.5 1.1.1.5a.2.1 1.1.1.5a.3.3 1.1.1.5a.2 1.1.1.5a.1 1.1.1.5a.2.3 1.1.1.5a.3.1 1.1.1.5a.3.2 1.1.1.5a.2.2 1.1.1.5a.3

STOGG Andy

spouse of 1.1.1.7b.1.8.1

VANECEK Aaron Michael John (1973 - ) Amanda Rose (1980 - )

1.1.1.1.4b.1.1 1.1.1.1.4b.1.3 Page 48


Andrew Robert (1976 - ) Mark Andrew

1.1.1.1.4b.1.2 spouse of 1.1.1.1.4b.1

VASSAR Kimberly Ann (1962 - )

spouse of 1.1.1.1.1.3

VASSEN Paul Allen

spouse of 1.1.1.1.4b.4

WARNER Aaron Alfred Ross Alice Allen Alma Alta May (1897 - 1986) Arthur Asher (1863 - 1937) Bert O. Caroline Janett (1850 - 1937) Carrie Clara Clarence Clarence Clifford Irving Cora Frances Cordon David Della Dorothy Iris Earl H. Elijah Emily Emily Ethel Cordelia (1891 - 1968) Evelyn Mae Floyd Bruce (1889 - 1969) Frances Fred H. George Willard ( - 1915) Georgia Harriet Harry Hazel Irene James Harvey (1842 - 1916) James Woodward ( - 1883) Jerold Eugene John Alsworth (1860 - 1922) John Park Lewis Lucy (1900 - 1983) Marilyn Martha Jane (1845 - 1920) Mercy Merritt Nellie Nettie Norma Fern (1899 - )

1 1.1.1.4 1.1.3.1 1.1.4.10 1.1.4.4 1.1.1.5a 1.1.6.2 1.1.10 1.1.10.3 1.1.7 1.1.6.1 1.1.4.6 1.1.8.1 1.1.10.5 1.1.1.2 1.1.2.4 1.4 1.2 1.1.2.1 1.1.1.2.1 1.1.10.2 1.5 1.7 1.8 1.1.1.7a 1.1.1.2.2 1.1.1.3 1.1.1.3.3 1.1.10.1 1.1.4 1.1.4.7 spouse of 1 1.1.4.1 1.1.10.6 1.1.1.3.1 1.1.3 1.1 1.1.1.3.5 1.1.2 1.1.2.3 1.1.4.9 1.1.2.2 1.1.1.3.4 1.1.5 1.9 1.1.6.3 1.1.4.8 1.1.4.2 1.1.1.6 Page 49


Orlin Orpha Rose (1857 - 1933) Sadie Ryder Samuel (1866 - 1933) Sarah Seth W. (1855 - 1912) Shirley Sylvester (1847 - 1910) Vearl Rita (1907 - ) Vernon Wilbur William (1926 - 1996) Willard Zip

1.6 1.1.4.3 1.1.9 1.1.8.2 1.1.1 1.1.4.5 1.1.8 1.1.1.3.2 1.1.6 1.1.1.1 1.1.10.4 1.1.1.2.3 1.3 1.10

WARUMZER Helen

spouse of 1.1.1.6.1.2

WEED UNNAMED Anna Charles Ellen Emma Fredrick

spouse of 1.7 1.7.1 1.7.4 1.7.2 1.7.5 1.7.3

WEILDER June

spouse of 1.1.1.1.4a

WIEDERHOLT UNNAMED

spouse of 1.1.1.6.2

WILKE Arva Cameron Crystal Ann Harmon L. Jason Jaymea John Fred Karen Lu Keith Kent Lacey Leslie Harmon Linzy Lori Louey Patricia Kay Robbi Sandra Lou Steve Tanya

1.1.1.7b.2 1.1.1.7b.1.3.1 1.1.1.7b.1.2.2 1.1.1.7b.1 1.1.1.7b.1.2.1 1.1.1.7b.1.7b.1 1.1.1.7b.1.2 1.1.1.7b.1.8 1.1.1.7b.1.4 1.1.1.7b.1.3 1.1.1.7b.1.7b.2 1.1.1.7b.1.7a 1.1.1.7b.1.7b.3 1.1.1.7b.1.7a.1 spouse of 1.1.1.7b 1.1.1.7b.1.5 1.1.1.7b.1.7a.2 1.1.1.7b.1.6 1.1.1.7b.1.1 1.1.1.7b.1.3.2

YOUNG Ruth

spouse of 1.1.1.3

ZAHN Albert

spouse of 1.1.1.7h

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Duane Kuss Family History  

Fredrick supposedly came to America 3 times before staying here. His family was fairly wealthy. When his father died and his mother remarrie...