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Julia Helen Imoehl and John Gerlach Reifenrath Family

JULIA HELEN IMOEHL daughter of Joseph and Helena (Doerr) Imoehl

  • born: 26 Jun 1882 in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA. 
  • died: 19 Aug 1978 at the age of 96 in Wynot, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. 
  • married: 22 Nov 1900 JOHN GERLACH REIFENRATH in Festina, Winneshiek County, Iowa, most likely at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. 

JOHN GERLACH REIFENRATH, son of Gerlach and Mary (Schmidt) Reifenrath

  • born: 06 Oct 1869 in Gelena, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. 
  • died: 21 Mar 1956 at the age of 76 in Wynot, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA.

John and Julia were both buried at Saints Philip and James Catholic Cemetery, St. James, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. Find A Grave Memorials #47386657 and #47386663.

Refer to my post Gerlach and Mary (Schmitdt) Reifenrath Family to read an interesting biography that John Reifenrath wrote about the flood of 1891 in Brookey Bottom, Nebraska.

John Gerlach and Julia helena (Imoehl) Reifenrath Biography

John Gerlach and Julia Helena (Imoehl) Reifenrath1

John G. Reifenrath was born October 6, 1869. His parents were Gerlach and Mary (Schmidt) Reifenrath who, homesteaded in Brookey Bottom in the early 1890’s. He married Julia Helena Imoehl. She was born June 26, 1892 in Festina, Iowa. John and Julia were married in Festina, Iowa on October 22, 1900. They had 10 children Mary (Leander Gerleman), Lavina, Helen (Sister M. Aelreda), Rosalia (Francis Wieseler), Barbara (Louis Wieseler), Beatrice (Vincent Walters), Agatha (John J. Goeden), Alphons, Angela (Isadore Gubbels), and Joseph (Madonna Potts).

Julia died August 19, 1978, two months after her 96th birthday. John died March 21, 1956, on the feast of St. Benedict. He was 86 years old. Both are buried in SS. Philip and James Cemetery.

John Gerlach and Julia Helen Reifenrath 54th Anniversary

Area Anniversaries2
Mr. and Mrs. John G. Reifenrath
WYNOT, Neb.––Special: Mr. and Mrs. John G. Reifenrath were honored on their 54th wedding anniversary Sunday when seven of their 10 children with their families were present for the occasion.

Mr. and Mrs. Reifenrath were early setters in this community. Mr. Reifenrath w born at Brookey Bottom, east of here, October 6, 1869. His wife was born at Festina, Ia. She and Mr. Reifenrath were married at Festina, and began farming a few miles southeast of Wynot. They have lived on the same farm all their married lives.

Their children are: Miss Lavina Reifenrath of Elkhorn, Neb.; Mrs. Francis Wieseler of Concord, Neb.; Mrs. Louis Wieseler of Rochester, Minn.; Mrs. John Goeden of Fordyce, Neb.; Mrs. Isidore Gubbels of Randolph, Neb.; Joe Reifenrath and Alphonse Reifenrath, both of Wynot; Sister Alreda of Orian, S.D.; Mrs. Vincent Walters of Aurora, Ill., and Mrs. Leander Gerleman of Ossian, Ia.

Julia Helena (Imoehl) Reifenrath Obituary

Thursday, August 24, 19783

SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. J. REIFENRATH

Mrs. John G. Reifenrath, 96, St. James, died Saturday at her residence after a lengthy illness.

Services were 10 a.m., Wednesday at Sts. Philip and James Catholic Church, St. James. The Rev. Wayne Schlautman officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery under the direction of Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington. The Rosary was recited at 8 p.m., Tuesday at the church.

Mrs. Reifenrath, the farmer Julia Helena Imohel, was born June 26, 1882 at Festina, Iowa and had been a St. James resident since her marriage Oct. 22, 1900, at Festina, Iowa. Mr. Reifenrath died March 21, 1956.

She was a member of Sts. Philip and James Catholic Church and the Altar Society of the church.

Survivors include eight daughters Mrs. Mary Gerleman and Lavina Reifenrath, both of St. James, Sister Aelreda Reifenrath, Yankton, Mrs. Francis (Rosalia) Wieseler and Mrs. Louis (Barbara) Wieselar, both of Rochester, Minn., Mrs. Vincent (Beatrice) Walter, Aurora, Ill., Mrs. John (Agatha) Goeden, Fordyce and Mrs. Angela Gubbels, Randolph, Neb., two sons Alphonse and Joseph, both of St. James, two sisters Mrs. Mary Hageman, Fort Atkinson, Iowa, Mrs. Rosalia Hageman, Calmar, Iowa, 37 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.

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John and Julia Reifenrath Census Records

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 and the handwriting sometimes difficult to transcribe.

1910 US Federal Census, Precinct #5, Cedar County, Nebraska, Supervisor’s District No. 3, Enumberation District No. 36, Sheet No. 4 A, Enumerated on the 15th of April, 1910.

  • John G. Reifenrath, Head, age: 40, married 9 years, birthplace: Nebraska, Fathers birthplace: Germany, Mothers birthplace: Germany, occupation: Farmer, Industry: Own Farm, can read and write, Own Farm Free of Mortgage.
  • Julia Reifenrath, wife, age: 26, married 9 years, number of children born: 4, number of children living: 4, birthplace: Iowa, Fathers birthplace: Germany, Mothers birhtplace: Pennsylvania, occupation: none, can read and write.
  • Mary A. Reifenrath, daughter, age: 6, birthplace: Nebraska
  • Alvina Reifenrath, daughter, age: 5, birthplace: Nebraska
  • Helena Reifenrath, daughter, age: 3, birthplace: Nebraska
  • Rosalie Reifenrath, daughter, age: 9 months, birthpace: Nebraska
  • Virgie R. Furner [Turner?], Hired Man.

1920 US Federal Census, Precinct 5, Cedar County, Nebraska, Supervisor’s District No 3, Enumeration District No. 41, Sheet No. 12 A, Enumerated on 23rd day of January 1920.

  • John G. Reifenrath, Head,Own Farm, Mortgaged, age: 50, married, can read and write, birthplace: Nebraska, Fathers birthplace: Germany, Mothers birthplace: Germany, occupation: Farmer, industry: General Farm
  • Julia Reifenrath, wife, age: 37, married, can read and write, birthplace: Iowa, Fathers birthplace: Westfalen [Germany], Mothers birthplace: Pennsylvania.
  • Mary Reifenrath, daughter, age: 16, attending school, can read and write, birthplace: Nebraska.
  • Alvina Reifenrath, age: 15, attending school, can read and write, birthplace: Nebraska.
  • Helen Reifenrath, daughter, age: 13, attending school, can read and write, birthplace: Nebraska.
  • Rosalie Reifenrath, daughter, age: 10, attending school, can read and write, birthplace: Nebraska.
  • Barbara Reifenrath, daughter, age: 7, attending school, birthplace: Nebraska.
  • Beatrice Reifenrath, daughter, age: 5, attending school, birthplace: Nebraska.
  • Alphons, son, age: 2 years 10 months, birthplace: Nebraska.
  • Agatha, daughter, daughter, age: 2 years 10 months, birthplace: Nebraska.

1930 US Federal Census, Precinct 5, Cedar County, Nebraska, Enumeration Dsitrict No. 14-7, Supervisor’s District No. 2, Sheet No. 6-A, Enumerated on April 30, 1930.

  • John G. Reifenrath, Head, Owned Farm, Radio set?: No, age: 60, married, age of first marriage: 31, can read and write, birthplace: Nebraska, Fathers birthplace: Germany, Mothers birthplace: Germany, occupation: Farmer, industry: General Farm, working on own account.
  • Julia Reifenrath, wife, age: 47, married, age at first marriage: 18, able to read and write, birthplace: Iowa, Fathers birthplace: Germany, Mothers birthplace: Pennsylvania.
  • Lavina Reifenrath, daughter, age: 24, single can read and write, birthplace: Nebraska.
  • Rosella Reifenrath, daughter, age: 20, single, can read and write, birthplace: Nebraska.
  • Barbara K Reifenrath, daughter, age: 17, attending school, can read and write, birthplace: Nebraska
  • Beatrice J Reifenrath, daughter, age: 15, attending school, birthplace: Nebraska.
  • Alphonse A Reifenrath, son, age: 13, attending school, can read and write, birthplace: Nebraska.
  • Agatha w Reifenrath, daughter, age: 13, attending school, can read and write, birthplace: Nebraska.
  • Angeline R Reifenrath, daughter, age: 10, attending school, can read and write, birthplace: Nebraska.
  • Joseph F Reifenrath, son, age: 5 years 10 months, attending school, birthplace: Nebraska.

John Gerlach and Julia Helen (Imoehl) Reifenrath Children

  1. MARY IRENE REIFENRATH daughter of John Gerlach and Julia Helen (Imoehl) Reifenrath was born on 24 Jun 1903 in St. James, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. She died on 22 Jan 1994 at the age of 90 in Wynot, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. She married LEANDER J. GERLEMAN, son of Fredrick Henry and Bernadine (Boeckman) Gerleman on 18 Jun 1940 in Wynot, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. He was born on 02 Aug 1916 in Military Township, Winneshiek County. Iowa, USA. He died on 26 May 1967 at the age of 50 in Ossian, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA.

Leander and Mary are both buried at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Ossian, Winneshiek County,Iowa, USA. Find A Grave Memorials #82842380 and #82842353.

The 1960 Rochester, Minnesota City directory:

    • Gerleman Leander J (Mary I) dietary wkr St Mary’s Hosp h2 18th av NW

Mary Irene (Reifenrath) Gerleman Obituary4
Rites are said for Wynot area lady

Mary I. Gerleman, 90, of Wynot, NE, died Saturday, January 22, 1994, at her residence.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 26, 1994, at St. Phillip and James Catholic Church, St. James, NE, with Rev. William Sanderson officiating.

Pallbearers were Daniel Gubbels, John gubbels, Donald Reifenrath, Michael Reifenrath, LeRoy Goeden and Harold Goeden.

Pallbearers were Daniel Gubbels, John Gubbels, Donald Reifenrath, Michael Reifenrath, LeRoy Goeden and Harold Goeden.

Mrs. Gerleman was born June 24, 1903, in Wynot to John and Julia (Imoehl) Reifenrath. She married Leander Gerleman on June 18, 1940, at Wynot. She graduated from the elementary school of St. James. She was a housekeeper for Rev. Daniel Reifenrath until her grandparents in Iowa needed help. She cared for them and stayed until both had died. In the late 1930s she began working in the spinal room of St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, MN, where she was employed as a doctor’s assistant for 35 years. After retirement from the hospital and following the death of her husband she returned to Wynot to care for her aged mother. There she assisted until her mother’s death in 1978. She remained in Wynot to live and keep house for her brother, Alphonse, until her recent illness and death.

Survivors include five sisters: Sr. Aelreda Reifenrath OSB, Yankton; Rosalie Wieseler, Rochester, MN; Beatrice Walter, Aurora, IL; Agatha Goeden, Menominee, NE; and Angela Gubbels, Randolph, NE; two brothers: Alphonse and Joseph Reifenrath, St. James, NE.

She was preceded in death by her husband on May 26, 1967; her parents; and two sisters, LaVina Reifenrath and Barbara Wieseler.

Leander J. Gerleman Obituary

LEANDER GERLEMAN5

OSSIAN — Services for Leander Gerleman, 51, of rural Ossian who died Friday morning at his home, will be 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Francis De Sale Catholic church; burial in the church cemetery; Schmitz Funeral Home in charge; survived by his widow, Mary; and 2 daughters: Virginia and Mrs. Felix Zweibohmer, all of Ossian.

[Note: Virginia and Veronica (Mrs. Felix) Zweibohmer are Leanders sisters, not his children.]

 

  1. LAVINA CLARE REIFENRATH daughter of John Gerlach and Julia Helen (Imoehl) Reifenrath was born on 11 Jan 1905 in Saint James, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. She died on 22 Feb 1980 at the age of 75 in Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota, USA.

Lavina was buried at Saints Philip and James Catholic Cemetery, St. James, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. Find A Grave Memorial #47386668

Lavina Clare Reifenrath

Lavina Clare Reifenrath6

Lavina Clare Reifenrath Obituary7

Thursday, February 28, 1980
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR LAVINA REIFENRATH

Funeral services for Lavina Reifenrath, 75, St. James, were held Monday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m. at Ss. Philip and James Catholic Church, St. James with the Rev. Wayne Schlautman officiating.

Burial was in the parish cemetery with Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, Neb., in charge of arrangements. Visitations were scheduled for Sunday, 1-6 p.m. at the funeral home with a Rosary service at the church in St. James, 8 p.m. Sunday.

She was born Jan. 11, 1905, in St. James to John G. and Julia H. Reifenrath and died Friday, Feb. 22 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton. She was a resident of Hartington and St. James all her life, except from 1946-1958 when she was a housekeeper for the Rev. John Brock, Elkhorn, Neb.

She was a member of the Catholic Daughters and the St. James Altar Society.

Survivors include seven sisters Mrs. Mary Gerleman, St. James; Sister Aelreda Reifenrath, O.S.B., Salem, S.D.; Francis (Rosalia) Wieseler and Mrs. Louis (Barbara) Wieseler, both of Rochester, Minn.; Mrs. Vincent (Beatrice) Walter, Aurora, Ill.; Mrs. John (Agatha) Goeden, Fordyce, Neb. and Mrs. Angela Gubbels, Randolph, Neb.; two brothers Alphons and Joseph F. both of St. James.

Pallbearers were LeRoy Goeden, Gary Walters, Ronald Wieseler, Gerald Wieseler, Daniel Gubbels and Thomas Reifenrath.

  1. HELEN HILDEGARD “SISTER M. AELREDA” REIFENRATH daughter of John Gerlach and Julia Helen (Imoehl) Reifenrath, was born on 10 Nov 1906 in Wynot, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. She died on 06 Oct 2000 at the age of 93 in Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota, USA.

    Sister Aelreda is buried at Benedictine Convent Cemetery in Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota, USA. Find A Grave Memorial #104253593.

  1. ROSALIA CATHERINE REIFENRATH daughter of John Gerlach and Julia Helen (Imoehl) Reifenrath was born on 19 Jul 1909 in Saint James, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. She died on 27 Dec 1996 at the age of 87 in Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA. She married FRANCIS JOHN WIESELER son of Frank and Christina (Suing) Wieseler on 09 Jun 1931 in St James, Nebraska, USA. He was born on 15 Mar 1905 in Wynot, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. He died on 25 Nov 1993 at the age of 88 in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA.

    Rosalia and Francis are buried at Calvary Cemetery in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA. Find A Grave Memorials #58284287 and #58284151.
Francis John and Rosalia (Reifenrath) Wieseler Wedding Photo

Francis John and Rosalia
Catherine (Reifenrath) Weiseler8

Francis John and Rosalia Catherine (Reifenrath) Wieseler Children

    • Elaine Wieseler
    • John Wieseler
    • Gerald Joseph Wieseler (1937-1986), married Luverne M. Reicks
    • Mary Wieseler, married Patrick M. Duncan
    • Francis Alphons Wieseler Jr., married Phyllis Joanne Mathern
Francis and Rosalia Reifenrath Wieseler Family

Francis and Rosalia (Reifenrath) Wieseler Family9

  1. BARBARA CATHERINE REIFENRATH daughter of John Gerlach and Julia Helen (Imoehl) Reifenrath, was born on 24 May 1912 in Wynot, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. She died on 09 Mar 1986 at the age of 73 in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA. She married LOUIS C. WIESELER, son of Frank and Christina (Suing) Wieseler on 22 Nov 1938 in St. James, Cedar, Nebraska, USA. He was born on 11 Mar 1908 in Wynot, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. He died on 06 Sep 1997 at the age of 89 in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA.

Barbara Catherine (Reifenrath) Wieseler Obituary10
Obituaries
Mrs. Louis Wieseler
ROCHESTER, MN–Mrs. Louis C. Wieseler, 73, of 1736 First St. S.W., Rochester, Mnn. a retired St. Marys Hospital employee, died unexpectedly Sunday morning March 9, 1986 of a heart condition at her home. She had been ill for sometime.

The former Barbara Catherine Reifenrath was born May 24, 1912 near Wynot, Neb. She was a graduate of Holy Trinity Catholic High School of Hartington and taught school until moving to Rochester.

On Nov. 22 she and Louis Wieseler were married in St. James. She was emplyed at St. Marys Hospital and retired in 1978 as a unit assistant. her husband also worked at St. Marys and retired in 1978. She belonged to the Altar Society of St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband two daughters, Barbara Lou Heintz of Mankato, Minn. and Marilyn Steffen, Kosota, Minn; two sons Norman of Fairbault, Minn. and Ronald John, Austin, Minn.; seven grandchildren, two brothers, Alphons and Joseph Reifenrath, both of Wynot; Sister Aelreda, Yankton, SD., Rosalia Wieseler, Rochester, Minn., Beatrice of Aurora, Ill., Agatha Goeden, Fordyce, Neb. and Angela Gubbels, Randolph, Neb. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Lavina Reifenrath, Wynot, Neb.

A mass of Christian burial was offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday march 12th at St. Pius X Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas J. Hargesheimer officiating. Burial was in Calvery Cemetary.

Pallbearers were LeRoy Goeden, Donald Walter, Mathias Gubbels, Art Kathol, Roger Wieseler and Francis Wieseler, Jr.

Those attending the funeral from this area were Mr. and Mrs. John Goeden and LeRoy Goeden of Fordyce, Mrs. Beverley Guenther and Rita, Crofton; mary Gerleman, Wynot; Mrs. Dorothy Hochstein and Theresa, Hartington; Mrs. Julie Steffen, Fordyce; Mrs. Angela Gubbels Mathias and Joan, Randolph; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Reifenrath, Wynot; Mrs. and Mrs. Norman Sudbeck, Wynot; Art Kathol and Mrs. Marvin Kruse, Hartington; and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hoesing of Newcastle.

Louis and Barbara (Reifenrath) Wieseler Children:

    • Barbara Lou Wieseler, married Robert Henry Heintz
    • Norman Anthony Wieseler (1944-2013), married Patricia Ann Korte
    • Marilyn Julie Wieseler, married Daryl Dean Steffen
    • Ronald John Wieseler
  1. BEATRICE JOSEPHINE REIFENRATH daughter of John Gerlach and Julia Helen (Imoehl) Reifenrath was born on 02 Mar 1914 in Wynot, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. She died on 08 Mar 2001 in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois, USA (at the age of 87). She married VINCENT RICHARD WALTER son of Clement Francis and Katherine (Huen) Walter on 27 Nov 1940. He was born on 10 Oct 1912 in Hartington, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. He died on 10 Apr 1981 at the age of 63 in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois, USA.

Vincent and Beatrice are buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Aurora, Kane County, Illinois, USA. Find A Grave Memorial #58283781 and #5256024.

Vincents WWII Draft Registration card dated October 16, 1940 is transcribed below:11

    • Vincent Richard Walter, Hartington, Cedar County, Nebraska, age: 28, telephone: none, place of birth: Crofton, Nebraska, Name of person who will always know your address: Mrs. C. F. Walter, Mother, their address: Hartington, Cedar County Nebraska, Employer’s name: Loonan Lumber Company, Hartington, Cedar County, Nebraska. Height: 5’11”, Weight: 195, Blue eyes, Brown hair, Light complexion.

Beatrice Josephine (Reifenrath) Walter Obituaries 12

Beatrice (Reifenrath) Walter

Beatrice Walter, 87 of Aurora, died Thursday, March 8, 2001. She was born March 2, 1914 in Wynot, Nebraska, the daughter of John and Julia (Imoehl) Reifenrath.

She married Vincent Walter of Hartington, NE. on November 27, 1940. He died April 10th 1981.

Beatrice was a 1932 graduate of Holy Trinity High School of Hartington, NE and received her teacher’s certificate from Wayne State Teacher’s College of Wayne, NE. She taught for 12 years in the rural Cedar and Knox Counties of Nebraska before moving with her husband and family to Illinois where she taught 9 years at the St. Therese Parochial School in Aurora, IL.

She was a member of the Blessed Virgin Sodality and Eucharistic Minister of St. Therese Church.

Survivors include four sons Gary Walter of Chicago, IL., David (Ruth) Walter and Donald (Renee) Walter all of Aurora, IL., Daniel (Cathy) Walter of South Elgin, IL.; her son-in-law, Brian McMaster of Rock Island, IL.; 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; one sister, Angela Gubbels of Randolph, NE.; two brothers, Alphons Reifenrath of Wynot, NE. and Joseph (Donna) Reifenrath of Hartington, NE.; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Vincent; her daughter, Kathleen McMaster; her parents; her six sisters, Sr. Aelreda Reifenrath, Mary Gerleman, Lavina Reifenrath, Barbara Wieseler and Rosalia Wieseler and Agatha Goeden.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 12, 2001 from THE DALEIDEN LAKE STREET MORTUARY at 9:30 A.M. to St. Therese Church at 10:00 A.M. Fr. Joseph Muller, M.S.C will officiate with interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 11, 2001 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a Liturgical Wake and Rosary service at 4:30 P.M. at THE DALEIDEN LAKE STREET MORTUARY, 220 N. Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506. (630) 898-8634.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Therese Church.

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Courier News, Elgin IL, March 10, 2001

Beatrice Walter of Aurora, IL died Thursday, March 8, 2001 following a brief illness.

An Aurora resident for 50 years, she was a retired schoolteacher, and very active in her church and with her circle of loving friends.

Survivors include four sons, Gary of Chicago, IL, David (Ruth) and Donald (Renee) of Aurora, and Dan (Cathy) of South Elgin, IL; and son-in-law, Brian McMaster of Rock Island, IL; 15 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; as well as one sister; and two brothers in Nebraska.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vince; her daughter, Kathleen McMaster; and six sisters.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 PM at the Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary in Aurora on Sunday with a wake service at 7:30 PM.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM Monday, March 12 at St. Therese Church in Aurora with internment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Therese Church.

Vincent and Beatrice (Reifenrath) Walter Children

    •  Kathleen Ann Walter (1946-1997), married Brian McMaster
    • David Allen Walter (1948-2010), married Ruth Raboine
    • Daniel Walter, married Cathy
    • Donald Walter, married Renee
    • Gary Walter
  1. ALPHONS ANTHONY REIFENRATH son of John Gerlach and Julia Helen (Imoehl) Reifenrath and twin of Agatha Marie Reifenrath, was born on 24 Feb 1917 in Saint James, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. He died on 01 Nov 2002 at the age of 85 in Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota, USA.

    Alphons is buried at Saints Philip and James Catholic Cemetery, St. James, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. Find A Grave Memorial #53384363.

Alphons Reifenrath

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Alphons Anthony Reifenrath Biography 13
Alphons A. Reifenrath

My parents are John and Julia Reifenrath. My sisters and brothers are: Mary Gerlman, Lavina Reifenrath, Sister M. Aelreda, Rosalia Wieseler, Barbara Wieseler, Beatrice Walters, Agatha Goeden, Angela Gubbels, Joseph Reifenrath.

I went to SS. Philip and James Catholic school and graduated from the eighth grade. I farmed with my father and raised cattle and hogs. My fond memories include having spelling contests, playing the violin and playing ball. I enjoyed playing cards. Submitted by Alphons Reifenrath.

Alphons A. Reifenrath Obituary14
ALPHONS A. REIFENRATH

ST. JAMES–Alphons A. Reifenrath, 85, died Nov. 1, 2002, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D.

Visitation was Nov. 3 at the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington.

Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 4 at Holy Family (Sts. Peter and Paul) Catholic Church, Bow Valley, with Rev. Ross Burkhalter and Monsignor Cyril Werner officiating.

Burial was in Sts. Philip and James Cemetery, St. James.

Pallbearers were Daniel Walter, John Reifenrath, LeRoy Doeden, Frances Wieseler, Donald Reifenrath and Mathias Gubbels.

Honorary pallbearers were the Catholic Order of Foresters.

Alphons was born Feb. 24, 1917, to John G. and Julia (Imoehl) Reifenrath in St. James.

He attended grade school in St. James and has lived in the house where he was born his entire life. Alphons was engaged in farming.

Alphons was a member of the Sts. Philip and James Catholic Church, St. James, and a member of the choir, and was a charter member of the Catholic Order of Foresters Court 1920.

He removed snow from the Church, school and cemetery grounds for 12 years.

He participated in plays at St. James and played the violin and harmonica. He loved baseball, ice-skating and farming with tractors and livestock.

Alphons became a resident of Beverly Healthcare, Hartington, in August 2002.

Survivors include a brother and spouse, Joseph and Donna Reifenrath, Hartington; a sister, Angela Gubbels, Randolph; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; seven sisters, Mary Gerleman, Lavina Reifenrath, Sister M. Aelreda Reifenrath, Rosalia Wieseler, Barbara Wieseler, Beatrice Walter and his twin, Agatha Goeden.

  1. AGATHA MARIE REIFENRATH daughter of John Gerlach and Julia Helen (Imoehl) Reifenrath and twin of Alphons Anthony Reifenrath, was born on 24 Feb 1917 in Saint James, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. She died on 25 Sep 1998  at the age of 81 at Sister James Nursing Home in Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota, USA. She married JOHN JOSEPH GOEDEN son of William Gerard and Anna “Annie” (Kuchta) Goeden on 16 Aug 1945 in St James, Cedar, Nebraska, United States. He was born on 06 Feb 1914 in Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. He died on 02 Oct 1992  at the age of 78 in Fordyce, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA.

John and Agatha are buried at Saint Boniface Cemetery, Menominee, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. Find A Grave Memorials #83384627 and #53384571

Agatha Marie (Reifenrath) Goeden

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Agatha Marie (Reifenrath) Goeden Obituary15

FORDYCE–Agatha Marie Goeden, 81, died Sept. 25, 1998, at Sister James Nursing Home, Yankton, S.D.

Visitation was Sept. 27 at the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington. A vigil service was held later that evening at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Menominee.

Funeral services were Sept. 28 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Menominee, with Rev. Greg Benkowski and Rev. Rod Knefl officiating.

Burial was in St. Boniface Cemetery, Menominee.

Pallbearers were Robert Goeden, Marcus Hochstein, Mathew Hochstein, Vance Kneifl, David Goeden and Chad Guenther.

Honorary pallbearers were The Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters of America.

Agatha was born Feb. 24, 1917, to John G. and Julia (Imoehl) Reifenrath, in St. James.

She married John J. Goeden Aug. 16, 1945, in St. James. He died Oct. 2, 1992.

Agatha grew up in the St. James area and graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1936. She received her normal teaching certificate and taught in the St. James area until 1945. After her marriage, they farmed in the Menominee area.

She was a member of the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters of America, Cedar-Knox Good Neighbors, Ladies Guild and the Birthday Club.

Survivors include seven children and their spouses: Beverly and Donavon Guenther, Crofton; Harold and Carol Goeden, Wells, Minn.; LeRoy and Marcia Goeden, Sargent Bluff, Iowa; Darlene and Daniel Hayford, Blaine, Minn.; Jeanette and Stanley Kneifl, Ponca; Dorothy and Dallas Hochstein, Hartington; Joseph Goeden, Bloomfield; 40 grandchildren; one great grand-daughter; three sisters: Sister M. Aelreda Reifenrath O.S.B., Yankton, S.D.; Beatrice Walter, Aurora, Ill.; Angela Gubbels, Randolph; two brothers: a twin brother, Alphons Reifenrath, St. James; Joseph Reifenrath, Hartington.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and four sisters, Mary Gerleman, Lavina Reifenrath, Rosalia Wieseler, and Barbara Wieseler.

John and Agatha (Reifenrath) Goeden Children:

    • Harold Goeden, married Carol Marie Pinkelman
    • LeRoy W. Goeden, married Marcia Rae Heine
    • Darlene Julia Goeden (1952-2014), married Daniel Leroy Hayford
    • Jeanette A. Goeden, married Stanley Kneifl
    • Joseph Anthony Goeden (1959-2016)
    • Beverley Goeden, married Donavon Guenther
    • Dorothy Goeden, married Dallas Hochstein
  1. ANGELA LORETTA REIFENRATH daughter of John Gerlach and Julia Helen (Imoehl) Reifenrath was born on 30 Jan 1920 in Wynot, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. She died on 12 Jun 2005 at the age of 85 in Osmond, Pierce County, Nebraska, USA. She married ISADORE JOHN GUBBELS son of Mathias H. and Sophia C. (Scharf) Gubbels on 05 Feb 1952 in St. James, Nebraska. He was born on 02 Nov 1919 in Nebraska, USA. He died on 06 Sep 1975 at the age of 55 in Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA.

    Isidore and Angela are buried at Saint Frances Cemetery, Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska, USA. Find a Grave Memorials #53382648 and #53382574.

Angela Loretta (Reifenrath) Gubbels

Angela (Reifenrath) Gubbels16

Isidore J. Gubbels Obituary17

Randolph, Neb. –– Isidore J. Gubbels, 55, of rural Randolph, died Sept. 6 unexpectedly at his farm near Randolph.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Randolph with the Rev. Benedict LaRocque officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery under direction of the Johnson Funeral Home. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sept. 9 at the funeral home.

Mr. Gubbels was born Nov. 2, 1919 in Randolph. He farmed in the Randolph area. He married Angela Reifenrath. He was a member of the National Farmers Organization.

Survivors include the widow; three sons, Daniel, John and Mathias, and three daughters, mary Ann, Jo Ann and Julie, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Gubbels of Randolph; four brothers, Michael of Columbus, Brother Mark of Cncinnati, Ohio, melvin of Beaver Dam, Wis., and Tom of Randolph; and two sisters, Sister Magdalita of Fordyce and Mrs. William (Alexia) Otterpohl of Hartington.

Angelea Loretta (Reifenrath) Gubbels Obituary16
ANGELA GUBBELS

RANDOLPH – Angela Loretta Gubbels, 85, Randolph, died June 12, 2005, at Osmond General Hospital, Osmond.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m., June 15, with a Christian Mothers rosary at 3 p.m. and parish rosary at 7:30 p.m. at St. Frances Catholic Church, Randolph.

Funeral services will be June 16, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Frances Catholic Church with Rev. Ron Battiato and Deacon Vince Maly, West Point, officiating.

Interment will be held at St. Frances Cemetery, Randolph, under the direction of Johnson Funeral Homes.

Pallbearers will be Andy Gubbels, Nick Gubbels, Rick Kneifl, Robert Steffen, Michael Gubbels, David Gubbels, Peter Kneifl, Tom Steffen. Honorary pallbearers are all of her grandchildren.

Angela Loretta was born January 30, 1920, to John G. and Julia (Imoehl) Reifenrath at Wynot. She graduated from Hartington Holy Trinity in 1938. She took normal training in high school and correspondence classes from Wayne State College in Wayne and Midland College in Fremont. She taught rural schools in Cedar County for 6 years. On February 5, 1952 she was united into marriage to Isidore Gubbels at St. Phillip and James Catholic Church in St. James, NE.

Angela was a member of St. Frances Catholic Chruch in Randolph, Christian Mothers.

Survivors include her three sons, Dan and his wife, Diane, John M. and his wife, Karen, Matt and his wife, Patsy, all of Randolph; three daughters, Mary Ann and her husband, Ken Kneifl of Newcastle, JoAnn and her husband, Stan Schmedding of Walthill, Julie and her husband, Pat Steffen of Fordyce; a brother, Joseph Reifenrath of Hartington; 25 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Isidore, (September 6, 1975), seven sisters and one brother.

Isidore John and Angela (Reifenrath) Gubbels Children:

    • Daniel J. Gubbels, married Diane
    • John M. Gubbels, married Karen
    • JoAnn Gubbels, married Stan Schmedding
    • Julie Gubbels, married Pat Steffen
    • Mary Ann Gubbels, married Ken Kniefl
    • Mathias “Matt” Gubbels, married Patsy
  1. JOSEPH FREDERICK REIFENRATH son of John Gerlach and Julia Helen (Imoehl) Reifenrath was born on 30 Aug 1924 in Nebraska, USA. He married DONNA POTTS.

Joseph and Donna (Potts) Reifenrath Children:

    • John A. Reifenrath, married Jolene R. Kreifeis
    • Jean M. Reifenrath, married ronald Griess
    • Nancy Reifenrath, married Jeff Asselin
    • Mary Reifenrath
    • Kathy Reifenrath
    • Michael Joseph Reifenrath, married Sarah Janine Daberkow
    • Donald Reifenrath
    • Thomas Reifenrath

Attributes:

  • Lavina Clare Reifenrath, photo posted to ancestry.com by jeanjunkie on 02 Nov 2015.
  • Francis and Rosalia (Reifenrath) Wieseler Wedding Photo, submitted to Ancestry.com by Susan Wieseler 3 Aug 2018, (Accessed 5 Nov 2019).F
  • Francis Wieseler Sr and Family, submitted to Ancestry.com by Susan Wieseler 3 Aug 2018. (Accessed 5 Nov 2019).

Citations:

  1. John Gerlach and Julia Helena (Imoehl) Reifenrath Biography, SS. Philip & James Catholic Church, Observing 96 Years of Catholic Faith, 1906-20000, Page 86, retrieved from Find A Grave Memorial #47386657 online at
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47386657/john-gerlach-reifenrath (Accessed 4 Nov 2019).
  2. John Gerlach and Julia Helen Reifenrath 54th Anniversary “Mr. and Mrs. John G. Reifenrath” Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, Iowa) 24 Oct 1954, Sun, Page 17, retrieved from Newspapers.com website online at https://www.newspapers.com/clip/38441580/john_and_julia_reifenrath_54th_wedding/ (Accessed 4 Nov 2019).
  3. Julia Helena (Imoehl) Reifenrath Obituary “Services Held for Mrs. J. Reifenrath” retrieved from Find A Grave Memorial #4738663 online at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47386663 (Accessed 6 Nov 2019).
  4. Mary Irene (Reifenrath) Gerleman Obituary, “Rites are said for Wynot area lady” retrieved from ancestry.com online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/7388997/person/735710686/media/3db35185-6fbd-4868-a625-f6911ea0c6df?destTreeId=6995341&destPersonId=212112857310&_phsrc=qvf7873&_phstart=default (Accessed 15 Jul 2019) posted by jeanjunke 24 Jun 2010.
  5. Leander J. Gerleman Obituary “Leander Gerleman” Waterloo Sunday Courier, Waterloo Iowa, Sunday, May 28, 1967, p 20, col 4-5, retrieved from Find A Grave Memorial 82842380 online at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/82842380 and newspapers.com website online at https://www.newspapers.com/clip/38441039/leander_gerleman_ossian_obit/ (Accessed 4 Nov 2019).
  6. Lavina Clare Reifenrath, photo posted to ancestry.com by jeanjunkie on 02 Nov 2015.
  7. Lavina Clare Reifenrath Obituary “Funeral services held for Lavina Reifenrath” newspaper clipping unknown newspaper, 28 Feb 1980, posted to ancestry.com by jeanjunkie 27 May 2010. (Accessed 4 Nov 2019).
  8. Francis and Rosalia (Reifenrath) Wieseler Wedding Photo, submitted to Ancestry.com by Susan Wieseler 3 Aug 2018, (Accessed 5 Nov 2019).
  9. Francis Wieseler Sr and Family, submitted to Ancestry.com by Susan Wieseler 3 Aug 2018. (Accessed 5 Nov 2019).
  10. Barbara Catherine (Reifenrath) Wieseler Obituary “Mrs. Louis Wieseler” newspaper clipping 27 Mar 1986, newspaper unknown, clipping posted to ancestry.com by jeanjunkie on 18 May 2010.
  11. Vincent Richard Walter WWII Draft Registration Card, Hartington, Nebraska, Draft registration cards compiled from multiple registrations beginning in 1940, for men 18 to 45 years old, retrieved from ancestry.com/fold3.com (Accessed 6 Nov 2019).
  12. Beatrice Josephine (Reifenrath) Walter Obituaries, retrieved from FindAGrave.com memorial 5256024 online at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5256024/beatrice-josephine-walter (Accessed 6 Nov 2019).
  13. Alphons A. Reifenrath Biography, SS. Philip & James Catholic Church, Observing 96 Years of catholic Faith, 1904-2000, P173, retrieved from ancestry.com posted by jeanjunkie on 18 Jun 2010 (Accessed 6 Nov 2019).
  14. Alphons Anthony Reifenrath Obituary “Alphons A. Reifenrath” Cedar County News, November 2002, retrieved from ancestry.com, posted by jeanjunkie on 7 Jun 2010 and also found at Find A Grave memorial #53384363 online at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53384363 (Accessed 6 Nov 2019). [also use for photo]
  15. Agatha Marie (Reifenrath) Goeden Obituary, Cedar County News, 30 Sep 1995, posted to ancestry.com by jeanjunkie on 7 Jun 2010 and to Find A Grave Memorial #53384571 online at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53384571 (Accessed 6 Nov 2019).
  16. Citation: Angela Loretta (Reifenrath) Gubbels Obituary, “Angela Gubbels” Cedar County News, 15 Jun 2005, retrieved from ancestry.com posted by jeanjunkie 7 Jun 2010 and Find A Grave Memorial #53382574 online at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53382574 (Accessed 6 Nov 2019).
  17. Isidore John Gubbels Obituary “Isidore J. Gubbels” Sioux city Journal (Sioux City, Iowa 09 Sep 1975, Tue, Page 2, retrieved from newspapers.com online at https://www.newspapers.com/clip/38541539/obituary_for_isidore_j_gubbels_aged/ (Accessed 6 Nov 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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