Verena Baumann was born on 11 July 1790 at Hunzenschwil, district of Lenzburg, canton of Aargau, Switzerland, to Abraham Baumann and his first wife, Anna Maria Zubler. The family were legally citizens of Stilli in the district of Brugg, about 20 km to the north-northeast; Anna Maria was native to Hunzenschwil. Verena married Johannes¹ Döbeli at Meisterschwanden, in the district of Lenzburg, on 16 March 1816. The family sailed from Le Havre on the bark Eliza Thornton, arriving at the port of New Orleans with the four children listed below on 19 May 1843, when Johannes was 54. By the end of the same year, they settled in Marine Township, Madison County, Illinois, about 30 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri. Johannes died there between 1845 and 1850, and Verena seems to have become a sort of matriarch and landowner until her own death on 19 January 1865.
It appears that the name Döbeli was interchangeable with the spelling Töbeli, but that some towns preferred one spelling, and some the other. On-line records show Töbeli entries from Holderbank and Seengen, and Döbeli entries from Meisterschwanden, Fahrwangen and Seon. (These are all in Lenzburg district.) Among the on-line records there is a Holderbank baptism for a Johannes Töbeli, son of Johannes Töbeli and Catharina Läder, dated 19 October 1788, which makes him the right age to be our ancestor. If this man went to Meisterschwanden to get married, they presumably would have recorded him as a Döbeli. Unfortunately, at the moment I have no way to prove whether this is in fact what happened. Looking at a map, one wonders why a couple from Holderbank and Hunzenschwil, both at the north end of the district, would go to get married in Meisterschwanden at its south end; but then again, the distance involved is only maybe a dozen miles. The fact remains that this family is only ever recorded in America with variants of the Döbeli spelling. Without access to the original Swiss records, I can offer nothing conclusive.
Children of Johannes Döbeli and Verena Baumann:
Maria² Döbeli (Johannes¹), born 29 August 1816 at Holderbank, married only months after arriving in America, on 23 November 1843 in Madison County to Johann Christoph Conrad Waage or Conrad Christian Waage (usually appearing as “Christian”), a German Protestant immigrant who arrived in 1836. Christian Waage was born in Dannenberg, Amt Lüneburg, Kingdom of Hannover. Dannenberg is now in the state of Niedersachsen or Lower Saxony, just west of what used to be the border between East and West Germany. According to his immigration file, Christian was born on 09 February 1818, but the only relevant record in the parish church of Dannenberg is for a birth ten years earlier, on 09 February 1808, to Claus Heinrich Waage and Dorothea Elisabeth Meyer, of the Lauben neighborhood of Dannenberg.
Today one can drive north out of Highland a mile or so to Waage Road. Four children survived to adulthood and appear in written records, but three or four more are commemorated on tombstones near the main family stone in Mundis Cemetery, in Marine Township about halfway between Marine and Grantfork. According to some, the names and dates of these children have partially worn away. I rely on the reading by Elva Beck for the information given here.
Christian died without a will on 24 July 1866. His estate was administered jointly by Maria and their son-in-law John Bardill (see no. 6 below). Maria lived in relative prosperity until her death in Marine Township on 17 March 1888.
Children of Maria Döbeli and Christian Waage:
Jacob² Döbeli (Johannes¹), a blacksmith, was born about 1820, probably in Holderbank, and died between 1852 and 1855 in Madison County, Illinois. He was married in Saint Louis, Missouri on 07 October 1847 to Emilia Hotz. Emilia, usually known as Emma, was born on 23 December 1824 to Johannes Martin Hotz and Franziska Schorr in Östringen, Grand Duchy of Baden; this city is now in the southern German state of Baden-Württemberg. She and Jacob had two children; after his death, she married Lorenz Zahner (on 08 March 1855 in Madison County) and had six more children, not listed here. She died on 04 December 1904.
Children of Jacob Döbeli and Emma Hotz:
Verena² Döbeli (Johannes¹), born 24 July 1823 in Holderbank, seems to have had her first child with a man to whom she was never married. There is a group of records on line (which obviously all have a common source) showing a “Franey Debly” as the mother of Henrietta Washington Deck, a member of the family that gave its name to Deck's Prairie in Madison County, Illinois. The Decks lived in Marine Township, very close to the Döbeli and Waage farmlands. I haven't found any marriage record for Henrietta's father, Joseph Deck, nor have I found the primary source of this "Franey Debly" spelling; but it must have come from somewhere, and Verena may have been known by the Swiss nickname Vreni, which is pronounced more or less as “Franey”. Joseph Deck was born in Rockingham County, Virginia on 16 April 1812, to Michael Deck and Susanna Monger. I'm not sure what became of him after 1850.
According to her obituary, Verena married 1) John Bircher in 1845, the same year Henrietta was born. I haven't found any record of the marriage. There may have been an interesting family story associated with these facts, but so far the story isn't known to me. John was born in Switzerland in about 1813, and he died in 1852. On 15 February 1853, Verena married 2) Johannes Seib, who was born in the German state of Hesse-Darmstadt in about 1824. (Actually, by 1824 that state was officially the Grand Duchy of Hesse, but as the successor state to the Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt it was still known by the older name.) Johannes died in Marine Township on 17 February 1869. Verena continued to live in Marine Township until her death on 14 March 1909, at the age of 86. She and Johannes are buried in Marine City Cemetery. (Thanks to Bill Schwend for providing a lot of information on Verena and her husbands and children.)
Child of Verena Döbeli and Joseph Deck:
Children of Verena Döbeli and John Bircher:
Children of Verena Döbeli and Johannes Seib:
Marianna² Döbeli (Johannes¹), born on 14 December 1834, confusingly appears as Maria or Mary in most records. This is much less problematic after her marriage to farmer Samuel Kleiner on 25 September 1857 in Madison County. In the Eliza Thornton's passenger list, she appears as Anna; possibly she was actually named Maria Anna. (The baptism records would resolve this question and several others, but the Catholic parish registers from Aargau aren't available through the Family History Centers, and I don't have the means to go to Switzerland to view them.)
The Kleiners had a steady series of ten children, after which Samuel soon died. He was born on 01 February 1833 at Egliswil, Canton Aargau, and died on 04 September 1876 in Madison County. He is buried in the old section of Highland Cemetery. Mary remarried on 20 November 1879 to Joseph Schreiber, and by the middle of 1880, Mary, Joseph, and all Mary's children had removed to Riley County, Kansas, including the older daughter, Louise, and her husband and two children (see no. 16 below). There is no indication that Joseph had any children of his own. He was born around 1833 in Switzerland, and died in Riley County on 08 November 1884. Mary died on 16 February 1928 in Peyton, El Paso County, Colorado. Joseph and Mary are buried in Fairview Cemetery in Riley County; Mary's original stone was broken, but evidently it has recently been replaced.
Children of Marianna Döbeli and Samuel Kleiner:
Anna Christina³ Waage (Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 27 August 1847 at Marine, and married Johann Bardill in Madison County on 24 May 1866. Johann, or John, served as a joint administrator of Christian Waage's estate alongside Maria Döbeli Waage. John was born in Saline Township on 25 April 1841 to Josias Bardill and Clara Marcut (or Marent?), both from Davos, canton of Graubünden. He was a prosperous merchant of dry goods and groceries, and was retired from this business by 1880. In the census of 1900 he is shown as a real estate agent, but by 1910 he appears to have retired again. Anna and John moved to Los Angeles after 1900. Anna died between 1920 and 1930, and John probably died between 1930 and 1940.
Children of Anna Christina Waage and Johann Bardill:
Hermann Niklaus³ Waage (Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹), born 28 January 1851, married Regina Maas on 01 January 1884 in Madison County. Regina was born in Germany on 28 February 1867, and came to the U.S. when she was a child. She and Hermann had three children before 1890. The Illinois Statewide Marriage Index lists a second entry for “H.N. Waage” and “Mrs. Regina Moss Waage” on 21 January 1891; the significance of this is unknown to me. Maybe it refers to a divorce. Hermann died on 26 January 1893. (Regina appears to have had a fourth child, a son born in March 1894; she and this son's father appear not to have been married, and after 1910 he appears to have taken the name Waage in preference over his unknown father's surname — which was apparently Wheete — becoming Merrel Owen Waage.) Regina remarried at some point, to someone named Isaacs. She died in Highland on 11 May 1936. Herman and Regina are both buried in Highland Cemetery.
Children of Hermann Waage and Regina Maas:
Sophia Maria³ Waage (Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 11 April 1853, and married Franz Plocher on 15 September 1870 at Highland. Franz (sometimes known as Frank, the English equivalent) was born on 18 August 1845 near Highland, to Samuel Plocher and Barbara Leicht, recent immigrants (1843) from Württemberg, now part of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. As a young man, Franz worked as an assistant in John Bardill's store in Grantfork (see no. 6 above). By 1880, he had a farm of his own in Saline Township. Sophia died on 04 December 1895, and Franz died on 18 July 1898 in Saline Township. They are buried in Highland Cemetery.
Children of Sophia Waage and Franz Plocher:
Heinrich Christian³ Waage (Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹), born 02 May 1855, is in English-language records always referred to as Henry. His first marriage was to Elise Gilomen (called Eliza in English), who was born 07 December 1856 to Niklaus Gilomen and Maria Elisabeth Hirni, both natives of the canton of Bern who were raised near Highland. Henry and Eliza were married on 20 February 1877; she died soon after their fourth anniversary, on 25 February 1881. Henry remarried on 14 March 1882, to Elise Augustine Branger, born on 27 October 1855 to Christian Branger and Elisabeth Iberg. (Elise Augustine is the name on her baptism record, but descendants insist her name was actually Elisabeth Augusta. Either way, though, she appears to have mostly used the name or nickname Elise and its English equivalent, Eliza.) Henry developed a problem with alcohol, and in August 1884, at Elise's insistence, the family moved to Le Roy, Coffey County, Kansas: Kansas was then a "dry" state. Henry died at Le Roy on 04 March 1935, and his obituary indicates that he was well known and well liked in the town. Elise died there on 23 July 1936.
Children of Henry Waage and Eliza Gilomen:
Children of Henry Waage and Elise Branger:
Jacob³ Doebele (Jacob² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on 20 March 1849, but by the middle of 1850 he and his parents were back in Marine, Illinois. With Jacob's generation the family name reached its customary American spelling and pronunciation (as if spelled “Debley”). At the age of 21 he was living alone on his own farm in Grantfork, not far from his mother and stepfather. He was married in Madison County on 09 January 1872 to Elizabeth Wiegand, who was born 02 June 1855 in Marine Township to Urban Wiegand and Veronica Lauer. Jacob and Elisabeth may have lived at Edwardsville in western Madison County (the county seat) before they moved to a farm west of Hanover, Washington County, Kansas in late 1880.
The farm they purchased at that time is still owned by the family. For nearly thirty years, they raised wheat, corn, oats, dairy cows, and hogs. They also had an apple orchard, and sold apples door to door when they were in season. During this period, Jacob served on the local school board and as assessor for the city of Hanover. In 1909, he and Elizabeth moved to the city of Hanover and left the farm in the hands of their son Philip. In 1922, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a large gathering of family and friends in Hanover.
Elizabeth died in Hanover on 05 April 1926, and Jacob also died there on 16 August 1939. They are buried in the St. John Catholic Cemetery in Hanover. The twin daughters who died in infancy, Anna and Josephine, are buried in St. Gertrude Catholic Cemetery in Saline Township, Madison County, Illinois. (Thanks to Jerry Doebele for finding the Catholic churches and cemeteries in Madison County. Some information in this and descendant entries is from the Doebele Family Keepsake Book, which Jerry has kindly shared with me.)
Children of Jacob Doebele and Elizabeth Wiegand:
Rosa³ Doebele (Jacob² Döbeli, Johannes¹), born in October 1852 in Madison County, Illinois, was married in Madison County to Anton Hurlimann (properly Hürlimann) on 10 January 1870. Anton, a farmer, was born in Switzerland on 25 December 1834 to Bernhard Hürlimann; father and son arrived in the United States in 1854. Anton may have been a widower at the time of his marriage to Rosa, with several older children. By 1900, he was retired and owned his own house (in a time and place when many were rented). Anton died in Marine on 07 April 1924, and Rosa died there on 14 August 1925. They are buried in St. Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery in Marine Township.
The daughters Maria and Rosa reportedly died in a boating accident during a storm. Their graves are also in St. Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery.
Children of Rosa Doebele and Anton Hurlimann:
Henrietta Washington³ Deck (Verena² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 17 April 1845 in Marine Township, Madison County, Illinois. She was married in Madison County to Andreas Weder on 29 January 1863. Andreas, known in English as Andrew, was probably born in Balgach in the Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland in about 1841; he died on 18 August 1873. Henrietta's second husband was William Grimm, whom she married in Madison County on 01 October 1874. William was born in Marine Township, probably on 11 January 1851, to Joseph Grimm and Christine Hoffman or Hoffmeister. William and Henrietta appear to have divorced in the early 1880s; William married again in 1887 and had several more children. Henrietta died on 08 October 1895, at the age of 50. She is buried in Highland Cemetery.
Children of Henrietta Deck and Andreas Weder:
Children of Henrietta Deck and William Grimm:
John³ Bircher (Verena² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 22 February 1849 in Marine Township, Madison County, Illinois. He married Christina Schneider in Madison County on 21 December 1874. Christina was born Germany on 18 March 1849 to Johannes Schneider and Maria Seibert. John, a farmer, died in Marine Township on 01 January 1933, and Christina died a week later, on 08 January 1933, also in Marine Township. They are buried in Marine City Cemetery.
Child of John Bircher and Christina Schneider:
Paulina³ Seib (Verena² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 05 February 1855 in Marine Township, Madison County, Illinois. She appears to have lived with family in Marine Township for her entire life. She died on 24 December 1932 in Marine Township, and is buried in Marine City Cemetery.
Louise³ Kleiner (Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹), born in Madison County on 20 July 1858, married Jacob Riniker in Madison County on 13 March 1877. He was born on 16 April 1853. They moved to the farmlands of Riley County, Kansas along with the rest of the Kleiner family in about 1880, settling in Bala Township.
Children of Louise Kleiner and Jacob Riniker:
Edward³ Kleiner (Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 14 June 1860. He married Rosa Anna Hohman on 30 December 1884, in Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska. Rosa was born 06 March 1867 in Ohio. The couple lived in Riley County, Kansas until about 1899 or 1900, when they moved to Ottawa County, Kansas, eventually settling in the city of Delphos by 1910. Ed was a farmer, but also worked as a salesman and a mechanic. Rosa died in Delphos on 12 July 1927. Ed died there on 14 February 1938; his obituary says he died at the home of his married daughter Thelma, but this may have been originally his house, shared with Thelma and her husband after they got married. Ed and Rosa are buried in Delphos Cemetery.
Children of Edward Kleiner and Rosa Anna Hohman:
Karl³ Kleiner (Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹), a.k.a. Charles, was born on 08 November 1861. In about 1887 he married Anna Catharina Jahnke, who was born 08 May 1865 to Heinrich Friedrich Jahnke and Lucia Ursula Ringer. They had a farm in Madison Township, Riley County, until about 1910, when they moved to Rainey Township, Washita County, Oklahoma, along with an allied Swart family. Two of their children, Samuel and Bessie, married two of the Swart children. Charles died in the city of Rocky, in Washita County, on 23 October 1955, and Anna died there on 11 June 1958. They are buried in the Lone Star Cemetery in Rocky. (Some information here and in descendant entries is from the work of Ian Swart, as published on line.)
Children of Charles Kleiner and Anna Catharina Jahnke:
Wilhelm³ Kleiner (Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹), otherwise William, was born on 15 October 1863 in Madison County, Illinois. On 19 March 1891 he married Christina Barbara Sophia Stadel in Riley County, Kansas. She was born on 05 August 1870 in Riley County to Jacob Friedrich Stadel and Justina Nagel. William was a farmer in Riley County; in 1900 they lived in Bala Township, but by 1910 they were in Wild Cat Township, near brother Joseph and his family (no. 23 below). Sophia died in 1952, and William died in 1958. They are buried in Riley Cemetery, in the city of Riley in Riley County.
Children of William Kleiner and Sophia Stadel:
Hermann³ Kleiner (Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on Deck's Prairie on 25 July 1865, and married about 1889 to Rosa Katherina Stadel who was born on 06 September 1868 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois to Jacob Friedrich Stadel and Justina Nagel. She was the older sister of William Kleiner's wife Sophia (see immediately above), and was sometimes known as "Katy". Herman and Katy had a farm in Madison Township.
Children of Herman Kleiner and Katy Stadel:
August³ Kleiner (Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born 11 August 1867. He was sometimes known as Gus. The earliest spelling I can find for the name of the woman he married is Rieka Schoorman, but their grandson's obituary calls her Eldereka Shoreman. The spellings Rieka, Rieke, and Rike are frequent short forms for women's names in German that end with these two syllables, but the only such names familiar to me are Friederike and Ulrike; I don't know of one that sounds like Eldereka. She was born in November 1868 in Illinois, to German-born parents, Albert Schoorman and Renskea Berends.
Gus and Rieka were married on 16 May 1894 in Fairview, Riley County, Kansas. They had a farm in Madison Township in 1900; by 1910 they had moved to Jewell County, Kansas, where they remained. In addition to their natural daughter, they had an adopted son, Lloyd. In the 1910 census return, the eight-year-old Lloyd is listed as a farm laborer.
Children of August Kleiner and Rieka Schoorman:
Otto³ Kleiner (Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹), born 25 July 1868, worked while still a boy on the farm of his sister and brother-in-law Louise and Jacob Riniker (no. 16 above). On 03 June 1893, he married Anna Dallinga in Fairview, Riley County, Kansas. Anna was born in April 1872 in Riley County to Barnard Dallinga and Anna (or Antje) Baninga. By 1900, Otto and Anna had their own farm in Madison Township. Anna died in 1932, and Otto died in 1957. They are buried in Fairview Cemetery in Riley County.
Children of Otto Kleiner and Anna Dallinga:
Joseph³ Kleiner (Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born 27 December 1871 in Madison County, Illinois. On 22 February 1894, he married Bertha C. Heller in Riley County. Bertha was born around 15 January 1875 in Illinois, probably in Madison County, to Jacob Heller and Elizabeth Riniker. Bertha may have been a niece of Joe's brother-in-law, Jacob Riniker, or otherwise related to Jacob through her mother. Joe and Bertha had a farm in Wild Cat Township, Riley County. Bertha died on 24 November 1911 and is buried in Riley Cemetery. Joe died in New Mexico in 1949, and is buried in Mountainair Cemetery in Mountainair, Torrance County, New Mexico.
Children of Joe Kleiner and Bertha Heller:
Sophia³ Kleiner (Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born 10 September 1873. On 16 September 1891 she married Henry F. Fosha, who was born in Stephenson County, Illinois on 24 April 1867 to John Fosha and Wilhelmina Schueneman. Henry and Sophia had a farm in Riley County for some 30 years, and then moved sometime in the 1920s to Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado. Henry died in Paxton County, Colorado on 10 March 1956, and Sophia died in Colorado Springs on 08 August 1960.
Children of Sophia Kleiner and Henry F. Fosha:
Clara Maria⁴ Bardill (Anna Christina³ Waage, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born 24 October 1867 at Grantfork. She married John C. Zurfluh on 13 February 1894 in Madison County. John was born in Switzerland in February 1863. By 1900, Clara and John were living and farming in Bazaar Township, Chase County, Kansas, which may be where their son was born. By 1920 they lived in Los Angeles, California. John probably died there before 1940. Clara died on 10 September 1953 in Los Angeles.
Child of Clara Bardill and John Zurfluh:
Emma Sophia⁴ Bardill (Anna Christina³ Waage, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹), born 06 December 1869 at Grantfork, married Morris Meade Ferguson on 10 August 1893 at Grantfork. Morris was born on 10 June 1867 in East Saint Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois. The 1900 census says he was a schoolteacher. Emma and Morris moved to Los Angeles, California by 1910, and by that time Morris was an attorney. He died 12 February 1945 in Los Angeles. Emma died in Los Angeles on 23 July 1953.
Children of Emma Bardill and Morris Ferguson:
Anna Johanna⁴ Bardill (Anna Christina³ Waage, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹), born 21 December 1871 in Grantfork, married Charles Anthony Rozier on 20 June 1895 in Madison County, Illinois. Charles was born on 05 October 1860 in Sainte Genevieve County, Missouri to Charles Constant Rozier and Marie Emilie Lagrave. He died 01 June 1944 in Saint Louis, Missouri. Anna died in November 1968, also in Saint Louis.
Child of Anna Bardill and Charles Rozier:
Johann Oskar⁴ Bardill (Anna Christina³ Waage, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹), known as John, was born 18 December 1873 in Grantfork. He married Marie L. in about 1903. She was born about 1881 in New Jersey. They lived in Missouri from about the time of their marriage until sometime between 1910 and 1920. After that they lived in Brooklyn, New York until at least 1930. They had at least two children.
Louis Johann⁴ Waage (Hermann Niklaus³, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born 08 January 1886 in Madison County, Illinois. Around 1909 he married Adele Luehm, daughter of Albert Luehm and Marie Wild, who was born 20 December 1883 in Madison County, Illinois. They were farmers in Saline Township until the 1920s, when they moved to Helvetia Township and continued farming. Louis died in January 1958. Adele died in December 1967. They are buried in Highland Cemetery.
Children of Louis Waage and Adele Luehm:
Christian Samuel⁴ Plocher (Sophia Maria³ Waage, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 24 February 1872. He married Ida Catharina Auer 23 February 1899 in Madison County. Ida was born on 20 March 1879. In 1900, Christian and Ida lived in Saline Township, where Christian worked as a carpenter as well as employing some of his younger brothers to work on what was very likely the old family farm. Christian died in Highland on 02 November 1938. Ida died on 26 August 1968. They are buried in Highland Cemetery.
Children of Christian Plocher and Ida Auer:
Karolina Mathilde⁴ Plocher (Sophia Maria³ Waage, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹), born 24 October 1873, sometimes went by Carrie. She married Lucius Ambühl on 15 March 1898 in Madison County, Illinois. Lucius was born in Madison County on 03 February 1872 to Lucius Ambühl and Dorothea A. Sprecher. He died on 24 February 1905. Carrie remained in Highland after her children moved to St. Louis, and died on 08 December 1953. She doesn't seem to have been employed, at least not at the times of the census enumerations. She and Lucius are buried in Highland Cemetery.
Children of Karolina Mathilde Plocher and Lucius Ambühl:
Lea Elise⁴ Plocher (Sophia Maria³ Waage, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born 30 October 1876 in Madison County. Her middle name sometimes appears modified to Elisa or Eliza. She married William Bernard Hirsch on 09 August 1900 in Madison County. William was born in Madison County in 08 September 1879 to Gregor Hirsch and Serafina Körner, a Catholic couple who were both native to Östringen, Baden, but who grew up and married in Illinois. In the census of 1900, Lea and her sister Ida are shown as domestic servants in the household of William's parents, and Ida later married William's only surviving brother (see below). In the same census, William is shown as a laborer on his parents' farm; subsequently he was a farmer in his own right. Lea died in Highland on 04 February 1943. William died there on 03 April 1965.
Children of Lea Plocher and William Hirsch:
Emma Louise⁴ Plocher (Sophia Maria³ Waage, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born 27 August 1878. She married Ferdinand Krenzer on 15 February 1900 in Madison County, Illinois. He was born in July 1876 to Joseph Krenzer. Sometime after 1910, Emma and Ferdinand moved to Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois (the state capital). They had three children.
Leo Robert⁴ Plocher (Sophia Maria³ Waage, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 25 March 1881. In 1900 he worked for his brother Christian on the family farm in Saline Township. By 1910 he was a farmer in his own right. He married Maria S. Steiner on 08 October 1908. She was born on 25 February 1891. Leo died in July 1959. Maria died in January 1973. They are buried in Highland Cemetery.
Children of Leo Plocher and Maria Steiner:
Adolf Johann⁴ Plocher (Sophia Maria³ Waage, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born 23 May 1882. In 1900 he worked for his brother Christian on the family farm in Saline Township. On 02 March 1905, he married Rosa Catharina Hitz, who was born on 05 February 1884 to Ferdinand Hitz and Anna Ambuehl. Adolf died on 17 February 1974, and Rosa died on 22 January 1980. They are buried in Highland Cemetery.
Children of Adolf Plocher and Rosa Hitz:
Ida Anna⁴ Plocher (Sophia Maria³ Waage, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born in Saline Township on 17 July 1883. In 1900, she was a servant in the household of Gregor and Serafina (Körner) Hirsch. On 18 June 1902, she married their son, also named Gregor Hirsch, in Madison County. The younger Gregor was born in Saline Township in February 1881. He died on 08 June 1905, aged 24. Ida raised their daughter alone. In 1920 they were lodging with the household of Otto F. Tabbert in St. Louis, Missouri, and Ida was working as a waitress at a department store (which must have included a restaurant). In the 1930 census, Ida is shown with the surname Eyerman, living with (or next door to) her daughter, now married; but her death certificate gives her surname as Hirsch, so it's unclear whether she finally remarried, only to be widowed again within ten years. She died in St. Louis on 09 November 1951.
Child of Ida Plocher and Gregor Hirsch:
Ella Regina⁴ Plocher (Sophia Maria³ Waage, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born 28 November 1884. The census of 1900 shows her as a servant in the household of Adolph Glock. On 13 April 1903, she married Adolf Christian Wernli, who was born in Grantfork on 28 March 1882 to Andreas Wernli and Maria Eva Hug. Note that in their lifetime, the spelling of the family name changed from Wernli to Wernle. Adolf died in Highland on 23 June 1955, and Ella died in Highland on 30 March 1969.
Children of Ella Plocher and Adolf Wernli:
Walter Orville⁴ Plocher (Sophia Maria³ Waage, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born 28 April 1887. He married Hilda Marie Nelson, who was born on 26 October 1890, and they lived in Winnebago, Faribault County, Minnesota, and later in the city of Blue Earth, also in Faribault County. They appear to have changed the spelling of the family name to Plocker. Walter died in Faribault County on 23 March 1966, and Hilda died there on 21 September 1983. They had two children.
Anna Maria⁴ Plocher (Sophia Maria³ Waage, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 20 October 1888 in Saline Township. She married John Baptist Tschannen, who was born in Highland on 06 July 1885 to John Ludwig Tschannen and Louisa Kircher. John died on 27 February 1934 in Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, but the death record notes that he was still a resident of Highland. Anna died in March 1980. They are buried in Highland Cemetery.
Children of Anna Plocher and John Tschannen:
Clara Sophia⁴ Plocher (Sophia Maria³ Waage, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 03 June 1890 in Saline Township. In 1910, she and her younger sister Myrtle both worked at a milk condensing plant and lived with their widowed sister Ida Hirsch (cf. above). Clara married Edgar J. Pagan, who was born in Highland on 10 June 1886 to Frederick Pagan and Anna Unger. Clara and Edgar lived in St. Louis, Missouri by 1942. Edgar died in St. Louis on 17 January 1942. At that time he was a house painter. Clara died in June 1970.
Child of Clara Plocher and Edgar Pagan:
Maria Adeline⁴ Waage (Heinrich Christian³, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹), known as Lena, was born 29 November 1877 in Madison County, and reportedly spoke no English until her family moved to Le Roy, Kansas in 1884. At her high school graduation in 1896, she gave the valedictory address, titled "Deep Lies the Gem". Around 1908 she moved to Los Angeles, California, where she was married on 15 February 1911 to Milton Babcock Gardner. Milton was born 10 August 1873 in Johnson County, Iowa, to John W. Gardner and Sarah K. Steele. He and Lena lived in the part of Los Angeles known as Eagle Rock. Milton died on 08 August 1949, and Lena died on 13 May 1968. They are buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California.
Child of Lena Waage and Milton Gardner:
Alvin Heinrich⁴ Waage (Heinrich Christian³, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born 02 February 1883 in Highland. He was baptized at Grantfork with this name, but his middle name is usually cited as Henry. On 18 June 1907 he married Helena Avis Tudball in Chicago. Helena was born on 23 August 1885 in Curragh Camp, County Kildare, Ireland, to English parents, John Hand Tudball and Eliza Ann Clark. The Tudball family associated with the Waage family during Alvin's youth. Harriet died on 03 January 1962 in Warren, Somerset County, New Jersey. Alvin died in Warren on 16 December 1964.
Children of Alvin Waage and Helena Tudball:
Oscar LeRoy⁴ Waage (Heinrich Christian³, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 20 October 1884 in Le Roy, Coffey County, Kansas, two months after the family moved there. This may explain his middle name. He married (1) Millie Eighme on 08 September 1910. Millie was born about 1884 in Indiana. Oscar later married (2) Irene Harriett Inkersell, who was born 15 April 1887 in Illinois to William R. Inkersell and Adeline L. Tubbs. Oscar died in Los Angeles, California on 09 May 1947 when he was hit by a train. There was, and still is, uncertainty as to whether he intended to be on the tracks when the train came. Irene died on 11 June 1949 in Los Angeles.
Child of Oscar Waage and Millie Eighme:
Clarence P.⁴ Waage (Heinrich Christian³, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹), born 19 January 1888 at Le Roy, married Rosabelle H. McJames on 31 December 1917 in Chicago. She was born in November 1892 in Illinois, to Herbert and Sarah McJames. Clarence died in Illinois in March 1965. They had two children.
Theodore⁴ Waage (Heinrich Christian³, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹), born 22 March 1889 at Le Roy, married Beatrice E. Sgier on 03 November 1918 in Chicago. Beatrice was born in April 1898 in California to John and Louisa Sgier. Theodore died on 28 April 1969 in Los Angeles.
Gilbert⁴ Waage (Heinrich Christian³, Maria² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 20 October 1894 in Le Roy. He married Maud Larsen on 18 June 1918. Gilbert died in December 1966 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.
Children of Gilbert Waage and Maude Larsen:
William⁴ Doebele (Jacob³, Jacob² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 10 October 1872 in Madison County, Illinois. On 12 April 1896, he married Lena Scheetz in Hanover, Washington County, Kansas. Lena was born on 02 March 1872 in Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio to Gabriel and Christina Scheetz. William managed the Perry Packing Company in Hanover, hauling poultry and eggs. He served as mayor of Hanover in 1909 and 1919. Much later, when arthritis became a problem, Lena and daughters Lillian and Evelyn moved in with the oldest son, Bill, in Los Angeles, California. Lena died in Los Angeles on 09 April 1950. William died in Hanover on 17 November 1950. They are buried in St. John's Cemetery in Hanover.
Children of William Doebele and Lena Scheetz:
Benjamin J.⁴ Doebele (Jacob³, Jacob² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 25 August 1876 in Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois. On 21 September 1896, he married Elizabeth M. Schultz, who was born on 01 July 1875. Benjamin died in Hanover on 07 March 1916; Elizabeth died on 19 February 1968. They are buried in St. John's Cemetery.
Children of Benjamin J. Doebele and Elizabeth M. Schultz:
Henry J.⁴ Doebele (Jacob³, Jacob² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born 25 August 1876 in Edwardsville. On 24 May 1898, he married Philomena C. Hellman in Hanover. Philomena, known as Minnie, was born on 22 August 1872. Minnie died on 27 November 1954, and Henry died on 04 August 1961. They are buried in St. John's Cemetery.
Children of Henry Doebele and Minnie Hellman:
George L.⁴ Doebele (Jacob³, Jacob² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 23 April 1879 in Edwardsville. On 15 January 1900, he married Ella M. Bailey, who was born on 28 March 1882. Ella died on 09 June 1945. George died on 20 June 1959. They are buried in St. John's Cemetery.
Children of George Doebele and Ella Bailey:
Philip⁴ Doebele (Jacob³, Jacob² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born in Hanover, Washington County, Kansas on 12 August 1881. On 03 February 1909, he married Nora E. Meier at St. John's Catholic Church in Hanover. Nora was born on 02 October 1883 in Washington County. She was a schoolteacher at an early period, possibly only before her marriage. Philip was remembered as a careful farmer who was good to his animals. The year he and Nora were married, Philip's parents left the family farm in his hands. One daughter remembered moving to a larger home and farm in 1919, but if this is accurate, Philip must have also retained the old farmstead, because his grandchildren still have it. Philip and Nora retired to the city of Hanover in 1947. Nora died in Hanover on 05 February 1964. Philip died on 26 April 1975. They are buried in St. John's Cemetery.
Children of Philip Doebele and Nora Meier:
Elizabeth Mary⁴ Doebele (Jacob³, Jacob² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 27 December 1884 in Hanover. She married Raymond Joseph Hellman, who was born on 13 May 1886 in Kansas to Bernard and Susan Hellman. Raymond died on 13 July 1947, and Elizabeth died on 22 July 1965.
Children of Elizabeth Doebele and Raymond Hellman:
Edward Martin⁴ Doebele (Jacob³, Jacob² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 30 June 1886 (or 10 July 1886) in Hanover. In March 1908, he married Bertha J. Cleavenger, who was born in Kansas on 13 June 1877 to John W. and Amanda M. Cleavenger. In 1913 or 1914 they moved to Nebraska, living in Falls City, Richardson County; between 1917 and 1920 they may have moved to Missouri. Edward died on 14 (or 16) November 1943, and Bertha died on 04 June 1944.
Children of Edward Doebele and Bertha Cleavenger:
Anna⁴ Doebele (Jacob³, Jacob² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 02 July 1889 in Hanover. She never married. She lived with her parents and assisted them as they grew older. The Keepsake Book says she "had a great love for nuns" and "worked in several convent laundries". After her parents died, she left Hanover, living in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, and Marysville, Marshall County before moving to Clifton, Washington County, where she died on 18 (or 23) September 1969. She is buried in St. John's Cemetery.
Hilda C.⁴ Doebele (Jacob³, Jacob² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born 21 October 1890 in Hanover. She evidently moved to Los Angeles, where she married Edward Strauthers. Edward, a chauffeur, was born on 31 March 1885 in the state of Washington. He died in Los Angeles on 29 December 1953. Hilda stayed in Los Angeles, where her widowed sister Josephine lived with her, and both worked as cashiers at something called The Steak Joint. Hilda died in Los Angeles on 26 April 1980.
Josephine C.⁴ Doebele (Jacob³, Jacob² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 11 January 1895. In the census of 1930 she was living on her own in Lander, Fremont County, Wyoming. Sometime after that, she married Charlie Replogle, a game warden, in Laramie, Albany County, Wyoming. When Charlie died, Josephine moved to Los Angeles to live with her sister Hilda. She died in Los Angeles on 23 January 1972.
Anna E.⁴ Hurleman (Rosa³ Doebele, Jacob² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born in February 1871 in Marine Township. On 17 October 1899, she married Bruno John Albert Neudecker in Madison County, Illinois. Bruno was born in Marine Township on 18 October 1873 to Peter Neudecker and Johanna Vogt. Anna and Bruno lived in the village of Marine, where they farmed until at least 1910. The 1920 census lists Bruno as an oiler for a flour mill; the 1930 census calls him a "wood worker" for a wagon maker, but it may have been intended to specify that a wagon maker is the type of wood worker he was. Bruno died in April 1965, and Anna died in 1966. They are buried in St. Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery in Marine Township.
Children of Anna Hurleman and Bruno Neudecker:
Josephine⁴ Hurleman (Rosa³ Doebele, Jacob² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 14 January 1873 in Marine Township. She married William Albert Krummel on 17 July 1894 in Madison County. William was born in Saint Louis, Missouri on 29 December 1868 to Henry and Henrietta C. Krummel. William had a feed store in Saint Louis at least as early as 1920, and this is the occupation listed on his death certificate. He died in Saint Louis on 26 February 1951. Josephine died in March 1967, probably also in Saint Louis. William is buried in Sunset Burial Park in Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri; Josephine is likely buried there as well.
Children of Josephine Hurleman and William Krummel:
Ida K.⁴ Hurleman (Rosa³ Doebele, Jacob² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 04 February 1880 in Marine Township. She married William A. Cartan on 28 August 1909 in St. Charles County, Missouri. William was born in Saint Louis, Missouri on 14 February 1879. William died in Saint Louis on 08 June 1954. Ida died at the Bernard Nursing Home in Saint Louis, on 02 September 1959. They are buried in Resurrection Cemetery in Affton.
Anton⁴ Hurleman (Rosa³ Doebele, Jacob² Döbeli, Johannes¹), born on 29 February 1883 in Marine Township, generally went by the English version of his name, Anthony, and was familiarly called Tony. In 1920 he was living in Saint Louis with his sister Josephine and her husabnd William Krummel. He married Una G. sometime after 1920. Una was born on 22 March 1901. They probably continued to live in Saint Louis. Anthony died on 27 August 1958 at St. Anthony Hospital in Saint Louis. Una died on 28 May 1993 in Saint Louis. Anthony is buried in Resurrection Cemetery in Affton, and Una may also be buried there.
Andrew⁴ Weder (Henrietta Washington³ Deck, Verena² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 02 February 1865 in Marine Township. He married 1) Elise Antenen on 05 March 1899 in Madison County. He later married a second time. Andrew died in December 1951.
David⁴ Weder (Henrietta Washington³ Deck, Verena² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 06 November 1866 in Marine Township. On 24 October 1899, he married Minnie Conrad in Madison County. He later married a second time. David died on 01 January 1962.
Henrietta⁴ Weder (Henrietta Washington³ Deck, Verena² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born in Marine Township on 25 March 1869. On 20 February 1896, she married John Bader, a widower, in Madison County. (John's first wife was Matilda Branger, a sister of the Elise Branger who married Henry Waage, no. 9 above.) John was born on 08 January 1856 in Georgetown, El Dorado County, California to John Bader and Anna Elisabeth Gilgen. He died in Highland on 02 March 1932. Henrietta died on 13 March 1944. They are buried in Highland Cemetery.
August⁴ Weder (Henrietta Washington³ Deck, Verena² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 16 February 1871 in Marine Township. He married Maria Julia Brunner on 10 April 1900 in Madison County. She was born on 28 April 1873. In the census of 1900, their household in Marine Township includes the 14-year-old Louis Waage (see no. 29 above); his relationship to the head of household (August) is shown as "Servant," but his occupation is "at school." (Also, this is a double enumeration, as Louis is also listed in his mother's household in Saline Township.) August is shown as a farmer, and the household also includes an unrelated farm laborer named Forbes McCain, as well as August's half-sister Anna Grimm.
August died on 04 May 1952, and Julia died on 25 December 1960. They are buried in Highland Cemetery.
Children of August Weder and Mary Julia Brunner:
Maria Elise⁴ Grimm (Henrietta Washington³ Deck, Verena² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born in Madison County on 19 August 1878. On 20 February 1900, she married Maximilian Iberg in Madison County. Max was born in Madison County on 10 September 1873 to Ludwig Iberg and Elisa Kräuchi. Maria died on 29 December 1916 at St. Luke's Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. The cause of death listed is "gall stones." In 1924, Max married Priscilla Mallera. He died in Arizona on 06 January 1959. Max and Maria had five children. They are buried in Highland Cemetery.
Mary Elizabeth⁴ Bircher (John³, Verena² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born in Marine Township in August 1879. She lived with her parents into early adulthood, probably until her marriage on 05 March 1903 to Herman Becker in Madison County. Herman was born in Germany in September 1878 to John Becker (probably originally Johannes or Hans) and Hermina Ackerman. Herman and Mary lived in Edwardsville, Madison County, by 1918, and the census of 1920 shows Herman as a city police officer. The census of 1930 shows Mary taking in private laundry for work; Herman is absent, but Mary is still shown as married, not widowed. I don't know what became of Herman. Mary died in Edwardsville on 18 July 1963 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. Herman and Mary had at least six children, including at least one who died in infancy.
Samuel⁴ Riniker (Louise³ Kleiner, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 26 October 1879 in Madison County, Illinois. His family moved to Riley County, Kansas before he was a year old. On 18 March 1907, he married Frankie Inez Davis, who was born in North Dakota on 24 January 1890 to Nelson Davis, Jr. and Mary McAlister. Samuel died in Manhattan, Riley County, on 26 November 1962. Frankie died in Riley County on 17 August 1969.
Children of Samuel Riniker and Frankie Inez Davis:
Jacob Henry⁴ Riniker (Louise³ Kleiner, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹), known as Jake, was born on 26 October 1887 in or near Leonardville, Riley County, Kansas. He married Bernadean, known as Deany, who was born on 05 April 1890. They lived in the city of Riley, in Riley County. Jacob died in Riley County in September 1967. Bernadean died in Riley County in July 1981. They had at least one child.
Matilda Mary⁴ Kleiner (Edward³, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹), sometimes known as Tillie, was born in Riley County, Kansas in October 1885. Around 1904, she married Leon Lionel Somers, who was born on 16 May 1877 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa to Amos Chapman Somers and Susan C. Searl. Leon worked as a farm laborer, drayman, and farmer in and around Delphos, Ottawa County, Kansas, while Tillie kept house. Tillie died in 1960, and Leon died in Delphos on 10 May 1962. They are buried in Delphos Cemetery. They had eight children.
Della M.⁴ Kleiner (Edward³, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born in Riley County, Kansas on 08 October 1887. Around 1909, she married Robert Ackel Cook, who was born on 06 September 1887 or 07 September 1888 in Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin, probably to Oliver Cook and Annie Muldoon. Robert is listed as a teamster in the 1910 census, with Della actually listed as a housekeeper. In 1920 and 1930, Robert was a farmer. Della died in Cypress, Orange County, California on 30 June 1970. Robert died in September 1973. They had five children.
Charles Eddie⁴ Kleiner (Edward³, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹), known always by his middle name Eddie, was born in Riley County, Kansas on 30 November 1893. On 17 January 1917, he married Erva Marilla Righter, who was born on 17 January 1899 to Oscar Righter and Effie Elizabeth Davis. Eddie was a farmer in Ottawa County for several years, and was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Delphos. In March 1930, the family moved to Glasco, Cloud County, Kansas when Eddie took a job as a "truckman" for Standard Oil Company. He died unexpectedly on 06 January 1931, at the age of 37. Erva apparently never remarried, and she died in Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kansas on 25 August 1988. They are buried in Delphos Cemetery.
Child of Eddie Kleiner and Erva Righter:
Charles Franklin⁴ Kleiner (Edward³, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born in Logan Township, Ottawa County, Kansas on 13 July 1899. On 18 June 1921, he married Mabel M. Hartley, who was born around 1900. Charles farmed and Mabel kept house in Delphos until 1926, when they moved to Colorado. In 1930, Charles was managing a grocery store in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado. According to his obituary, they also lived in New Mexico at some point, and Charles worked for the New Mexico "Highway Department," which could be what the Department of Transportation was called then. Also according to the obituary, they moved back to Colorado by 1941 and lived in Aurora, where Charles owned and operated a café. Charles died on 23 January 1941 at Denver General Hospital (now called Denver Health Medical Center). He is buried in Delphos Cemetery. He and Mabel had one child.
Thelma G.⁴ Kleiner (Edward³, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 02 January 1909 in Delphos. Around 1928, she married Leonard Amos Somers, who was born on 26 October 1905 to Leslie Amos Somers and Orpha Daisy Smith. Leonard was a nephew of the Leon Somers who married Thelma's sister Tillie (see no. 69 above). Thelma and Leonard shared a home with her father Ed Kleiner in 1930, and may have continued to do so until Ed's death in 1938. Leonard died in Delphos on 20 June 1967. Thelma appears to have moved to Salina, Saline County, Kansas, by the time of her death on 01 January 1994.
Henry John⁴ Kleiner (Karl³, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 12 March 1888 in Riley County, Kansas. Around 1911, he married Evelyn M., who was born about 1890. They had a farm in Washita County, Oklahoma in 1920, but by 1930 they had moved back to Riley County, Kansas, leaving the rest of Henry's immediate family in Oklahoma. Henry died at the age of 100, on 06 February 1989, at which time he was still a resident of Riley County. He and Evelyn had one child.
Samuel⁴ Kleiner (Karl³, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 25 October 1890 in Riley County. In November 1921, he married Margaret Swart, who was born on 09 August 1890 to Hinderikus Martens Swart and Gretje Groen, in the small community of Mitling-Mark in northern Germany. Mitling-Mark is in the region called Ostfriesland or East Frisia, and the traditional language there is not standard German, but a variety of Low German that replaced the older traditional language, a dialect of Frisian. Both Low German and Frisian share features with Dutch that are absent from German, and this may help to explain why the names in this family look more Dutch than German. Samuel was a farmer in Rainey Township, Washita County, Oklahoma. Margaret died on 09 November 1964; Samuel died in July 1986. They are buried in Lone Star Cemetery in Rocky. They had at least two children.
Lewis Julius⁴ Kleiner (Karl³, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 03 July 1892 in Riley County. In about 1917, he married Laura A., who was born about 1894. Lewis died in Washita County, Oklahoma on 16 February 1976, and is buried in Lone Star Cemetery in Rocky.
Bessie⁴ Kleiner (Karl³, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 02 February 1894 in Riley County, Kansas. In December 1912, she married Herman Swart (brother of Margaret Swart; see no. 74 above), who was born on 20 July 1881 in Mitling-Mark to Hinderikus Martens Swart and Gretje Groen. Herman farmed in Washita County, Oklahoma. He died in Rocky, Washita County, on 01 July 1962. Bessie died in Rocky on 17 July 1979. They are buried in Lone Star Cemetery. They had eight children.
Emily S.⁴ Kleiner (Karl³, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 19 July 1901 in Riley County, Kansas. She married Theron A. Cotton, who was born in Arkansas on 29 July 1901. They moved to California by about the mid-1940s. Emily died in Tulare County, California on 21 December 1971. Theron died in the same county on 06 November 1974.
Rufus Charles⁴ Kleiner (Karl³, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 16 October 1909 in Riley County, Kansas. He married Esteleen V. Hatchett, who was born on 07 October 1908. They lived in Washita County, Oklahoma. Esteleen died on 16 February 1987. Rufus died at the age of 100, on 07 June 2010, in Clinton, Custer County, Oklahoma. They are buried in Lone Star Cemetery in Rocky, Washita County.
Frank⁴ Kleiner (Wilhelm³, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 28 March 1892 in Riley County, Kansas. He married Verna B. Crowl, who was born in Kansas on 19 March 1899. Frank died in the city of Riley on 20 May 1972. Verna died in Riley on 03 June 1974.
Child of Frank Kleiner and Verna Crowl:
Irvin⁴ Kleiner (Wilhelm³, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 08 March 1897 in Riley County, Kansas. He married Trina, who was born in Kansas on 08 July 1907. Irvin died in Riley County in May 1981. Trina died in the same county in May 1990. They had one child.
Fritz William⁴ Kleiner (Wilhelm³, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹), sometimes called Fred, was born on 07 June 1890 in Riley County. He married Dora Cyrene, who was born on 03 May 1897. Dora died in Manhattan, Riley County in August 1973. Fred died in Manhattan in January 1975. They had six children.
Mariam Louise⁴ Kleiner (August³, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 23 July 1897 in Riley County. On 28 February 1923, she married Otis Eugene Yapp in the city of Jewell, Jewell County, Kansas. Otis was born on 27 October 1889 in Ionia, Jewell County, to George Means Yapp, Jr. and Carrie Bell Mason. He died in Jewell County on 20 July 1936. Mariam died in Manhattan, Riley County on 11 November 1960. They are buried in Jewell Cemetery.
Child of Mariam Kleiner and Otis Yapp:
Esther M.⁴ Kleiner (Otto³, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born in September 1895 in Riley County. She married Fred George Vaughn, who was born on 11 September 1892 or 07 September 1893 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Fred and Esther lived in the city of Riley. In 1920, Fred was working as a clerk in a general store, and Esther was an operator for the telephone company. In 1930, Fred was a clerk in a grocery, and Esther was a clerk in a dry goods store. Fred died in Riley County in March 1967. Esther died in February 1975. Their infant son is buried in Fairview Cemetery, and they may be buried there as well.
Child of Esther Kleiner and Fred Vaughn:
Vernon A.⁴ Kleiner (Otto³, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 23 December 1896 in Riley County. He married Blanche Draper, who was born on 25 May 1901. Sometime after 1930, they probably moved to Wamego, Pottawatomie County, Kansas. Vernon died in Wamego in November 1984. Blanche died there on 28 January 1993. They had at least three children.
Elizabeth J.⁴ Kleiner (Joseph³, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born in December 1894 in Riley County, Kansas. She married Melvin Stevenson. Elizabeth died on 08 April 1945 in Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico.
Leo Grover⁴ Fosha (Sophia³ Kleiner, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 21 August 1893 in Riley County, Kansas. He married Lena C., who was born on 19 August 1898. Leo died in Manhattan, Riley County, in September 1967. Lena died in May 1987 and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, in Riley County. Leo and Lena had three children.
Samuel D.⁴ Fosha (Sophia³ Kleiner, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 18 May 1896. He married Beverly Wright, who was born on 02 November 1903. They lived in Hood River County, Oregon by 1979. Samuel died in Hood River County on 19 December 1979, and Beverly died there in May 1987.
Louis Fred⁴ Fosha (Sophia³ Kleiner, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 19 August 1898. He married Edna Rena Fredericksen, who was born on 01 July 1901 in Tuxedo, St. Louis County, Missouri to Frederick Fredericksen and Anna Patrina Raahauge. Louis and Edna lived in Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas by 1971. Edna died in Chanute in October 1971, and Louis died there in December 1975. They are buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Chanute.
Rosa Sophia⁴ Fosha (Sophia³ Kleiner, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 03 September 1907 in Riley. On 28 November 1928, she married Cassius K. Spencer, often called Cal, who was born about 1907 in Colorado. Cal died in 1995, and Rosa died in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado on 22 August 2002. They had five children.
Henry Kenneth⁴ Fosha (Sophia³ Kleiner, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 23 July 1909 in Riley. On 27 May 1942, he married Margaret Anne Gammon in Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois. Margaret was born in Colorado Springs on 20 September 1916 to George W. Gammon and Elizabeth Ross. Henry died in Colorado Springs on 06 November 2000, and Margaret died there on 25 June 2002. They are buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Colorado Springs. They had four children.
Charles Edward⁴ Fosha (Sophia³ Kleiner, Marianna² Döbeli, Johannes¹) was born on 22 April 1911 in Riley. He entered service in the U.S. Navy in 1931. On 31 March 1937, he married Edna Adelaide Owens, who was born on 14 April 1913. Charles continued to serve during the Second World War, and was a POW of Japan from 1942 to 1945. He retired from the service in 1969. Edna died on 07 May 2003 in Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida. Charles died in Pensacola on 03 March 2006. They are buried in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola. They had three children.