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Joseph and Helena (Doerr) Imoehl Family

Joseph Imoehl and Helena Doerr

HELENA DOERR IMOEHL daughter of Wilhelm Heinrich Dörr, and Anna (Drufner) Doerr

  • born : 29 Apr 1851 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • died: 08 Feb 1932 at the age of 80 in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
  • married: Joseph Imoehl on 26 May 1871 in Winneshiek County, Iowa.

JOSEPH IMOEHL, son of John Imoehl and Anna Maria (Dessel) Imoehl

  • born: 19 Mar 1843 in Eppe, Waldeck, Hesse-Cassel, German Confederation.
  • died on 25 Apr 1934 at the age of 91 in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA.

Helena and Joseph are both buried at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA.

Helena is also found in various documents as “Helen”, “Ellen” and “Lena”. She was the first of ten children of Wilhelm and Anna (Drufner) Doerr. 

Joseph immigrated to America in 1870 and was naturalized in 1884. 

 

Photo of Joseph and Helena (Doerr) Imoehl.
Joseph & Helena (Doerr) Imoeh taken between 1871-1886
Imoehl Property 1886- Washington Township, Iowa, sections 23 & 24.
Joseph Imoehl Property 1886- Washington Township, Iowa, sections 23 & 24.

Joseph and Helena farmed in Washington Township just south of Festina on 80 acres, in sections 23 & 24.1  About 1886, part of the Wilhelm Doerr Farm was passed down to them, the other half taken over by Helenas brother William Jr. See map at the top of the page to see location of farms. 

Joe and Helena retired to Festina in 1920 and lived there until their deaths.

Joseph and Helena (Doerr) Imoehl Story

The following story was passed down by the Sudbeck Family:

Joseph was 91 years old.
Joseph & Helena (Doerr) Imoehl
Married June 15, 1871

Joseph and Helena (Doerr) Imoehl were the maternal grandparents of Rose (Burbach) Sudbeck. Joseph Imoehl was born in Eppe Waldeck, Germany, on March 19, 1843, to Johann Imoehl & Anna Maria (Dessel) Imoehl. In his youth, Joseph worked as a logger on the Rhine and later served in the German army. Before the Imoehl family immigrated to the United States, Joseph was an acquaintance of Rose (Burbach) Sudbeck’s paternal grandmother, Maria Theresa (Arens) Burbach. The Arens family immigrated to America 1869.

On June 15, 1871, Joseph married Helena (Doerr) Imoehl in Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Festina, Iowa, with Father Conrad Schulte officiating. Helena was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 29th, 1851. She was the first of ten children born to Wilhelm Doerr & Anna (Druffner) Doerr.

Joseph & Helena farmed between Festina and Ossian, Iowa, in Military Township, Winneshiek County, on land that was originally passed down to Joseph & Helene from Helena’s parents, Wilhelm & Anna (Druffner) Doerr. Joseph & Helena eventually sold the farm to their son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Angela Imoehl. The farm was again sold in 1964 to Elmer Bucheit.
The Joseph and Helena (Doerr) Imoehl family were devout Catholics who kept the Sacraments and abided by the tenets of the Catholic faith. Each Sunday, the Imoehl family walked over two miles to the Catholic church in Festina to attend Sunday afternoon vespers. 

Helena (Doerr) Imoehl died in Festina, Iowa, on February 8th, 1932. She was 80 years old. Joseph Imoehl died in Festina, Iowa, on April 25th, 1934. He was 91 years old. Joseph and Helena are buried in the Catholic cemetery in Festina, Iowa.
Joseph and Helena had twelve children.

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Census Records for Joseph and Helena (Doerr) Imoehl

Census records can be a great resource for genealogy research. It’s important to note however that the information collected may have been provided by any of the household members and sometimes even a neighbor. Especially in the early days, our ancestors had strong accents, so the information was up to the census taker for interpretation. Spelling was often written phonetically.

1880 US Federal Census, Washington Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, page No. 4, Supervisor’s District No. 2, Enumeration District No. 357, enumerated June, 1880.

  • Joseph Imoehl, age: 37, married, Farmer, birthplace: Waldeck [Germany], Parents birthplace: Waldeck, Germany.
  • Ellen Imoehl, age: 29, wife, married, Keeping House, birthplace: Pennsylvania, fathers birthplace: Hesse-Demstadt [Germany], mothers birthplace: Wurtemburg [Germany].
  • Anna Imoehl, age: 8, daughter, at school, birthplace: Iowa.
  • Joseph Imoehl, age: 6, son, at school, birthplace: Iowa.
  • Emilia Imoehl, age: 4, daughter, birthplace: Iowa.
  • Clemence Imoehl, age: 3, son, birthplace: Iowa.
  • John Imoehl, age: 3 months, birth month February, son, birthplace: Iowa.

1885 Iowa State Census, Winneshiek County, Iowa, Township 96, Range 9, Section 23 & 24, SE¼ SE¼ SW¼ SW¼, dwelling No. 109, Family No.112 (on 1886 plat map highlighted in blue above)

  • Joseph Imoehl, age: 41, married, Farmer
  • Lena Imoehl, age: 33, married, Keeping House
  • Joseph Imoehl, age: 10
  • Emillia Imoehl, age: 9
  • Clarence Imoehl, age: 7
  • Johny Imoehl, age: 4
  • Julia Imoehl, age: 2
  • Lena Imoehl, age: 1

1900 US Federal Census, Military Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, Supervisor’s District No. 77, Enumeration District No. 138, Sheet No. 11, enumerated on 18 June 1900, Dwelling No. 226 Family No. 233.

  • Joseph Imoehl, head, birth month/year: Mar 1843, age: 57, married for 29 years, birthplace: Germany, parents birthplace: Germany, immigration year: 1870, years in US: 30, naturalized: yes, occupation: Farmer, can read, write and speak english, owns farm.
  • Hellen Imoehl, wife, birth month/year: Apr 1851, age: 49, married for 29 years, number of children born: 12, number of children living: 11, birthplace: Pennsylvania, parents born in Germany, can read, write and speak english.
  • Anna Imoehl, daughter, birth month/year: March 1872, age: 28, single, birthplace: Iowa
  • Joseph Imoehl, son, birth month/year: March 1874, age: 26, single, birthplace: Iowa, occupation: Farm Laborer, can read, write and speak english.
  • Amelia Imoehl, daughter, birth month/year: August 1875, age: 24, single, birthplace: Iowa, can read write and speak english.
  • Johnie Imoehl, son, birth month/year: February 1880, age: 20, single, birthplace: Iowa, occupation: Farm Laborer, can read, write and speak english.
  • Julia Imoehl, daughter, birth month/year: January 1882, age: 17, single, birthplace: Iowa, can read, write and speak english
  • Mary Imoehl, daughter, birth month/year: May 1855, age: 12, birthplace: Iowa, at school, can read, write and speak english
  • Fancisco Imoehl, son, birth month/year: Apr 1890, age: 10, birthplace: Iowa, at school, can read write and speak english
  • Rosa Imoehl, daughter, birth month/year: January 1893, age: 7, birthplace: Iowa, at school.
  • Rosalia Imoehl, daughter, birth month/year: May 1897, age: 3, birthplace: Iowa.

1905 Iowa State Census 

  • Joseph Imohl, age: 61, married, birth year: abt 1844, birthplace: Germany

1910 US Federal Census, Military Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, Supervisor’s District No. 4, Enumeration District No. 161, Sheet No. 16 B, enumerated on the 7th Day of May, 1910, Dwelling No. 316, Household No. 319

  • Joseph Imoehl, head, age: 67, married 39 years, birthplace: Germany, Parents Birthplace: Germany, occupation: Farmer, Industry: General Farm, Employer, can read, can write, Own Free of Mortgage, Farm.
  • Lena Imoehl wife, age: 58, married 39 years, Children born: 12, Children living: 10, birthplace: Pennsylvania, Parents birthplace: Germany, occupation: Laborer, Industry: Home Farm, wage earner, can read and write.
  • John Imoehl, son, age: 29, single, birthplace: Iowa, occupation: Laborer, industry: Home Farm, can read and write.
  • Mary Imoehl, daughter, age: 21, single, birthplace: Iowa, occupation: Laborer, industry: Home Farm, can read and write.
  • Frank Imoehl, age: 19, single, birthplace: Iowa, occupation: Laborer, industry: Home Farm, can read and write.
  • Roselia Imoehl, daughter, age: 12, single, birthplace: Iowa, can read and write, in school.

1920 US Federal Census, Washington Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, Supervisor’s district No. 4, Enumeration District No. 178, Sheet No. 6A, enumerated on the 15-16 days of January 1920, Dwelling No. 99, Family No. 101.

  • Joseph Inehl [Imoehl], head, home owned free of mortgage, age: 77, married, immigration year: 1870, Naturalized in 1884, can read and write, birthplace, Germany, Tongue: German, parents birthplace: Germany, speaks english, occupation: none
  • Helen, wife, age: 68, married, can read and write, birthplace: Pennsylvania, parents birthplace: Germany, can speak english, occupation: none.

1925 Iowa State Census, Washington Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa

  • Joseph Imoehl, head, age: 81, married, home owned free of mortgage: yes, value of home: $2,000 years in US: 54, can read and write.
  • Helena Imoehl, wife, age: 74, married, years in US: 74, can read and write

Joseph and Helena (Doerr) Imoehl Children

  1. ANNA CATHERINE IMOEHL (daughter of Joseph Imoehl and Helena Doerr Imoehl) was born on 14 Mar 1872 in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. She died on 14 Apr 1953 at the age of 81 in Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska, USA. She married PETER DOHM (son of Mathias Dohm and Kathrina Stuckart Dohm) on 05 Feb 1891 in Festina, Winnesheik, Iowa. He was born in Nov 1857 in Dudeldorf, Bitburg-Prum, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Confederation. He died on 12 Jan 1926 at the age of 68 in Belden, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. This is an ancestor I will follow.
  2. JOSEPH WILLIAM IMOEHL (son of Joseph Imoehl and Helena Doerr Imoehl) was born on 04 Mar 1873 in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. He died on 16 Sep 1948 at the age of 75 in Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. He married ANNA REIFENRATH (daughter of J. Gerlach Reifenrath and Maria “Mary” Margaret Schmidt Reifenrath) on 16 Nov 1897 in Brooky Bottom, Cedar, Nebraska, USA. She was born on 04 Feb 1875 in Brookey Bottom, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. She died on 02 Aug 1951 at the age of 76 in St. James, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. This is an ancestor I will follow.
  3. EMELIA MARY IMOEHL  (daughter of Joseph Imoehl and Helena Doerr Imoehl) was born on 08 Aug 1875 in Festina, Winnieshiek County, Iowa, USA. She died on 02 Nov 1954 at the age of 79 in Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, USA. She married FRANK JOSEPH HEMESATH  (son of Henry Hemesath and Catherine Freulinghaus Hemesath) on 15 May 1900 in Ossian, Winneshiek, Iowa, USA. He was born on 29 Sep 1874 in Ossian, Military Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. He died on 22 Jun 1956 at the age of 81 in Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, USA. This is an ancestor I will follow.
  4. Clemence Imooehl Farm Location, Section 14, Cedar County, Nebraska, Township 32 N, Range 2E.

    CLEMENS CONRAD IMOEHL (son of Joseph Imoehl and Helena Doerr Imoehl) was born on 26 Feb 1877 in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. He died on 11 Jun 1918 at the age of 41 in Hartington, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. He married ANNA MARY PICK (daughter of Anton Pick and Ottilia Kaiser Pick) on 20 Feb 1906 in Hartington, Cedar, Nebraska, USA. She was born on 22 Aug 1872 in Nebraska, USA. She died on 20 Jul 1940 at the age of 67 in Cedar County, Nebraska, USA.

    Clemens and Mary were farmers and owned their 10-acre farm in Section 14, Cedar County, Nebraska, Township 32 N, Range 2E.1

    Anna Mary 2
    nd married Henry Fernon Etschiedt in 1923. 

  5. JOHN “JOHNNIE” HENRY IMOEHL (son of Joseph Imoehl and Helena Doerr Imoehl) was born on 25 Feb 1880 in Washington Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. He died on 11 Nov 1961 at the age of 81 in Ossian, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. He married ANNA E. DIETZENBACH (daughter of Andreas Dietzenbach and Anna Vlasanty Dietzenbach) on 20 Feb 1917 in Festina, Winneshiek, Iowa, USA. She was born on 25 Jan 1880 in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. She died in 1958 at the age of 78 in Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa, USA. Anna is another cousin through the Dietzenbach Line. This is an ancestor I will follow.

  6. JULIA HELEN IMOEHL (daughter of Joseph Imoehl and Helena Doerr Imoehl) was born on 26 Jun 1882 in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. She died on 19 Aug 1978 at the age of 96 in Wynot, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. She married JOHN GERLACH REIFENRATH (son of Gerlach Reifenrath and Maria Margaretha Schmidt Reifenrath) on 22 Nov 1900 in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa. He was born on 06 Oct 1869 in Gelena, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. He died on 21 Mar 1956 at the age of 76 in Wynot, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. This is an ancestor I will follow.
  7. HELENA “LENA” VICTORIA IMOEHL (daughter of Joseph Imoehl and Helena Doerr Imoehl) was born on 03 May 1884 in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. She died on 04 Mar 1967 at the age of 82 in Hartington, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. She married LOUIS FRANK BURBACH (son of Louis Hubert Burbach and Theresa Arens Burbach) on 06 Jul 1903 in Cedar, Nebraska, USA. He was born on 15 Apr 1881 in Bow Valley, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. He died on 15 Apr 1956 at the age of 75 in Hartington, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. This is an ancestor I will follow.
  8. WILLIAM “WILLIE” IMOEHL (son of Joseph Imoehl and Helena Doerr Imoehl) was born on 17 May 1886 in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. He died on 24 Oct 1892 at the age of 6 in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA.
  9. MARY CATHERINE IMOEHL (daughter of Joseph Imoehl and Helena Doerr Imoehl) was born on 01 May 1888 in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. She died on 31 Mar 1980 at the age of 91 in Fort Atkinson, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. She married FREDRICH “FRED” JOHANNES HAGERMAN (son of John B. Hageman and Marie Elizabeth “Mary” Buchheit Hageman) on 21 Nov 1916 in Festina, Winneshiek, Iowa, USA. He was born on 20 Feb 1891 in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. He died on 20 Mar 1972 at the age of 81 in Fort Atkinson, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. An Ancestory I will follow.
  10. FRANK THEODORE IMOEHL (son of Joseph Imoehl and Helena Doerr Imoehl) was born on 26 Apr 1890 in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. He died on 20 Jan 1972 at the age of 81 in a car accident in Ossian, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. He married Angelina “Angela” Maria Hagemann (daughter of John B. Hageman and Marie Elizabeth “Mary” Buchheit Hageman) on 10 Feb 1920 in Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. She was born on 26 Apr 1898 in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. She died on 13 Jun 1973 at the age of 75 of a heart attack, in Ossian, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. This is an ancestor I will follow.
  11. ROSA CATHERINE IMOEHL (daughter of Joseph Imoehl and Helena Doerr Imoehl) was born on 31 Jan 1893 in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. She died on 28 May 1903 at the age of 10  in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA.
  12. ROSALIE JULIANA IMOEHL (daughter of Joseph Imoehl and Helena Doerr Imoehl) was born on 17 May 1897 in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA.She died on 03 Nov 1988 at the age of 91 in Calmar, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. She married NICHOLAS HAGEMAN on 27 Jan 1920 in Festina, Iowa, USA. He was born on 30 Nov 1893 in Ossian, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. He died on 06 Sep 1975 at the age of 81 in Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. This is an ancestor I will follow.

Citations:

  1. Joseph Imoehl Farm sections 23 & 24, Washington Township 1886. Plat book of Winneshiek County, iowa, 1886. Warner & Foote’s 1886 Plat book of Winneshiek County, Iowa. The university of Iowa Libraries, Iowa digital Library. Plat of Washington Township 96, North. Range 9 West of the Fifth Principal Meridian. Winneshiek Co. Iowa. (http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/atlases/id/2420/rec/2, Accessed 20 Jun 2019)
  2. Clemens Imoehl Farm. 1917 Plat Map, Cedar County, Nebraska, Section 14, Fract. Township 32 N., Range 2E, Section 14 Cedar CountyClemens Imoehl , Nebraska. Clemens Imoehl 120 acres. Collection Number: G&M_103;roll Number: 103, US., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918. Online publication – Provo, UT,: (Ancestry.com Accessed 25 Jun 2019)

Disclosure:
The family Information was retrieved from a variety of family trees, webgens and family stories. I will note citations as appropriate and hope the information assists you in your research, but please do not use this as proven evidence. Feedback is welcome!

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