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151 Mary lived with Henry and Elizabeth Leitheiser when her parents movedto Canada. Neher, Mary (I1515)
 
152 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1729)
 
153 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2390)
 
154 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2389)
 
155 Milwaukee Lentz, Thomas Allen (I1161)
 
156 Milwaukee Journal Sentinal 10-5-14 Lentz, Paul (I1155)
 
157 Milwaukee Journal Sentinal obituary Lenz, Myron James (I1215)
 
158 Missing generation #1 UNKNOWN, UNNAMED (I2409)
 
159 Missing generation #2 UNNKOWN, Missing (I2408)
 
160 Mita was Elmer’s second wife. She was previously married to a Joseph Nolan with whom she had children. Her maiden name is Easton. Nolan, Mita (I2599)
 
161 Neil was the fourth son, so there is an unnamed male between David and Neil. McDonald, Neil (I2377)
 
162 No children from this second marriage. UNNAMEE (I2465)
 
163 Norman grew up in Muskegan Michigan. When he was 18 a man at the church they attended mentioned that his niece was coming from Benton Harbor, Michigan to live with him and his wife. He was going to help the niece find a job. The man and wife was August and Wanda Rock, and the niece was 16 year old Gertrude Radtke. (Gertrude's father was Gottlieb Radtke, and Wanda was his sister). So that's how Norman and Gertrude met.

Gertrude had to lie about her age in order to get a job. She said she was 17.

Three years later they got married. Norman went into the service right away and after basic training down south, he got stationed at Truax Field in Madison Wisconsin. At Truax, there was a man named Dale Richtor in charge of Classification. He essentially determined the status of soldier's orders.

He noticed the Bakker name because he was corresponding with Norman's parents. Turns out that a few years before, Norman and his parents picked up Dale hitchhiking and gave him a ride. He stayed in touch with the Bakker family to let them know how he was doing. Norman and Dale soon ran into each other on the base and became good friends.

The significance of this relationship is far reaching. Everytime Norman's name came across Dale's desk ordering Norman overseas into the fighting of World War II, Dale "filed" the orders into the waste basket. It wasn't until about 6 months after Dale himself got transferred overseas, that Norman finally got sent. However, his luck held out. He had only just arrived in Europe when the war in Europe ended. As a result, Norman never had to shoot his gun in battle, and survived to raise his family. All because Norman and his parents picked up a hitchhiker. 
Bakker, Norman Paul (I122)
 
164 Notes say: “… of the Elms” and Timsbury as a location of either birth or death. Smith, Alfred Thomas (I2538)
 
165 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2692)
 
166 Ordained in California. Leitheiser, Douglas (I942)
 
167 Paul served as a sailor. Worked as a crane operator at the MilwaukeeSewage Commission.

Paul's baptism sponsors were Franc Selen and Christine Selin. Paul and Mary were second cousins. No dispensation was granted at the time of their marriage. Their witnesses were Alex Lenz and Elizabeth Muzia. 
Lenz, Paul Joseph (I1218)
 
168 Pearl had a mental illness, diagnosed as schizophrenic paranoia anddepression. Institutionalized? Lenz, Pulagia (Pearl) Mary (I1219)
 
169 Per Emma: All twelve of the Bartling children grew up in a 2 bedroom house next to the railroad tracks. The kids slept crossways, six to a bed. When father came home on payday, he would bring a sack of beans, a bucket of lard, and some flour, and then head to the bar. The kids were raised mainly on beans and bread covered with lard. Bartling, Emma (I145)
 
170 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1909)
 
171 Per Lincoln: “Upon Googling Radford, England, I could only find two places called Radford — a small town known for the mill just south of Timsbury, near Bristol; and a place called Radford Coventry right in the heart of England.

I wonder if the family history of Radford is linked to one of these places and if so, particularly of the one near Timsbury as it could re-tie the two families back to similar origins/locales in England before Mavis and Donald met in Australia.

Percy and Dulcie had 7 children but only 5 survived. 
Radford, Percy (I2444)
 
172 Per obitiuary, Leonard was a WWII POW, and a Purple Heart recipient. At the time of his death, his only surviving siblings were Edwin and Elmer. Lenz, Leonard Joseph (I1206)
 
173 Per Robert H Leitheiser: "Dad never talked much about his youth. His family was apparently well off. They seemed to have every conceivable piece of farm machinery and my grandmother had beautiful furniturethat would be worth a fortune now as antiques. Dad sang in the churchchoir. He loved the old High Mass Latin songs which he'd sometimes sing while sitting on a one legged stool milking a cow by hand. He had a very good voice."

Leo met Emma at a dance. She was engaged to another man, but he wasn't at the dance, so Emma allowed Leo to take her home and that began their romance. Emma had a difficult time deciding who she should marry. Leo decided to go to Portland, Oregon to visitr elatives and look for a job. Before he left, he told Emma that if she decided to marry him within 6 months, he would come home. She did, so he did.

They lived with Leo's mom Elizabeth for three months, then rented a farm nine miles northwest of Bridewater. The brothers gave him a team of horses and a couple of cows to help him get started. Leo's brother Casper made some furniture for them. They borrowed money from the government to pay for feed and seed. Emma learned to milk cows, feed chickens, and how to be a farmer's wife. According to their daughter Delores, "she loved every minute of it."

There were no tractors or snow plows. Everything had to be shoveled. Leo had a sled and that was how he got the groceries or coal in winter.

In 1932 the price of the grain they were raising didn't cover the cost. Their only salvation was government programs put in place under Franklin Roosevelt. Per Robert H Leitheiser "to his dying day you dare not say anything bad about Roosevelt in his presence."

In 1933 they got their first radio, but it couldn't be played very often because the battery would discharge quickly.

In 1935, deeply in debt, they sold the farm and rented a farm 2 1/2 miles north of Bridgewater. Times were tough but they always had plenty to eat. Leo went to work for the WPA to earn money to keep going. They paid off the government debt and things were looking good until Leo broke his foot. He was hauling gravel when the team of horses spooked and the wagon ran over his foot.

Per Robert H Leitheiser: "Dad seemed to be the local butcher. Because we had no electricity and no money, we had no fresh meat until chickens were big enough in the fall to butcher, and when it got cold enough to freeze and keep meet in an unheated building in the winter. The rest of the year we ate canned meat or ham and bacon that had been preserved by soaking in a strong salt brine. This salted meat was uneatable unless it was preboiled to remove the salt. Needless to say, butchering time became party time." 
Leitheiser, Leo Otto (I1010)
 
174 Per Robert Henry Leitheiser: "Jean was one of my best buddies as a child and as a teenager, even though she was three years older. Jean preferred farm work to house work. We used to spend a lot of time in the workshop when we visitied grandma Leitheiser's. They had all kinds of great tools that we never had at home. We were always building something." Leitheiser, Jean Elizabeth (I985)
 
175 Peter and Ros have 3 children? Radford, Peter (I2589)
 
176 Philomena was called Minnie. Selin, Philomena (I1849)
 
177 Possibly remarried in 1855 in America. (there seem to be two dates for marriage 1843 and 1855, so either one of them is wrong, or there was an additional marriage ceremony. Meyerink, Roelfje (I170)
 
178 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I178)
 
179 Raymond died as an infant. Smith, Raymond (I2541)
 
180 Regarding Horst Burst.

My mother (Gertrude Bakker nee Radtke) always referred to Horst as her cousin. But that would mean that Horst was a son of Gustov (brother of Frieda Burst), with Gustov being only 15 years old when Horst was born.

Even though they were born around the same time, I suspect that Horst was actually Gertrude's uncle. And Horst was a very young half-brother of Gertrude's mother Frieda.

I say "half-brother" because it appears that Frieda's mother died in 1913, making it a likely that Gustave remarried and Horst is a son of that remarriage.

Note that in a letter to Gertrude, Horst refers to a photo of Gustave as his father, reinforcing the idea that Horst was actually Gertrude's uncle. 
Burst, Horst (I231)
 
181 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1076)
 
182 Rumored to be cancer. Neher, Elizabeth Clara (I1505)
 
183 Schooling:
1938-1939 Kosciuszko Jr High
1939-1939 Boys Tech
1939-1941 Milwaukee Vocational School

Selective Service drafted Ervin with an Order To Report (#11310) dated January 1, 1943, with orders to report on January 13. He served and fought in Italy. Honorably discharged Dec. 11, 1945. His military records were destroyed in a fire at the Veterans Administration on July 12, 1973, but a copy of his discharge exists.

Ervin’s Army serial number was 39-297-236. Battery A, 167th AAA Gun Battalion. Occupational specialty was Radio Operator.

Battles and Campaigns: “Sicilian Naples Foggia Rome Arno Rhineland”.

Decorations and Citations: “Victory Medal” “European African Middle-Eastern Theater Ribbon w/4 Bronze battle stars” “5 overseas service bars” “good conduct medal”

Ervin met Jean when he was hospitalized at St. Lukes in Milwaukee. He had broken his collarbone when a car he was working on slipped off the jack and fell on him. Jean was a candy-striper (nursing assistant) at the hospital.

After they were married, they took a honeymoon trip to Canada July 3- July 6, 1949. 
Lenz, Ervin Joseph Emil George (I1186)
 
184 Separated, but not divorced, sometime prior to 1931, when Robert HenryLeitheiser was born (per Robert). Family F190
 
185 Served in Navy in WWII. Retired from Patrick Cudahy. Lenz, Eugene Thomas (I1187)
 
186 Several months after Adam and Henry came to South Dakota, John bought a railroad ticket to Yankton and walked the rest of the way to Adam's home. He and Henry got jobs working for the Milwaukee Road, building a railroad from Marion to Bridgewater. The railroad to Bridgewater was finished in 1880.

John chose a claim about 2 miles south of his brother Frank's place. 
Leitheiser, John (I994)
 
187 Several months after Adam and Henry came to South Dakota, John boughta railroad ticket to Yankton and walked the rest of the way to Adam'shome. He and Henry got jobs working for the Milwaukee Road, buildinga railroad from Marion to Bridgewater. The railroad to Bridgewaterwas finished in 1880.

John chose a claim about 2 miles south of his brother Frank's place. 
Leitheiser, John (I995)
 
188 She died in an auto accident, and is buried in California. Wanek, Marie Laura (I2122)
 
189 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1177)
 
190 She was a school teacher in Minot, ND, and later at McClushy Mandanandin Bismark, ND. Weber, Edna (I2141)
 
191 Shirley Jean died when she was only 14 hours old. Mehlbrech, Shirley Jean (I1444)
 
192 Sophie and her sister Rosa married Civil War veterans. The two men were together during the war and remained friends after the war. The two couples decided to go to South Dakota when the land was opened for settlement. The Dakota Territory was opened for settlement in 1858 and the Homestead Act was passed in 1863. In 1876 they claimed homesteads in South Dakota and started a town, naming it Scotland.

Family history claims Sophia was born in 1844, but her obituary states1849. Her year of death, 1910, is uncertain. 
Leitheiser, Sophia (I1088)
 
193 Steve was killed in a hunting accident. Frank raced him to the doctorin town on horseback, but they couldn't save him. He was a teenagerwhen he died. Leitheiser, Steven (I1092)
 
194 stroke Leitheiser, Henry (I977)
 
195 Stuart served with the 2nd Machine Gun Squadron, 6th Australian Lighthorse in the Middle East Desert Campaign during WWI. When he returned to civilian life he commenced farming. His property known as Laloma was situated between Lockwood and Cargo on the Cargo Road. After a few short years he sold the farm and moved to Sydney with their two children. McDonald, Stuart (I2346)
 
196 Tammy has re-married.

The eldest of eight children, Tammy Faye was born Tamara Faye LaValley in International Falls, Minnesota to Pentecostal preachers Carl and Rachel Fairchild LaValley. Her parents were married in 1941, just one year before Tammy Faye was born. Shortly after she was born, a painful divorce soured her mother against other ministers,[3] alienating her from the church. After the divorce, Tammy Faye continued living in a strict atmosphere with her mother and brother. When she was six years old, in 1948, her mother married Fred Grover, who worked in the paper mills. Her stepfather's salary increased their income, but also added four children to the household.

As a child in the 1950s, she helped her mother with household chores and babysat her younger siblings. Despite all this, she was often spoiled by her favorite aunt, Virginia Fairchild, who was a retired department store manager. She attended her aunt's church in 1952.

When she was accompanied by a friend to the Assemblies of God church, at age 10, she said she "felt the glow of God's love and wanted to call herself upon the Lord." Her entire family gathered around her for celebrations, particularly Christmas, which was her favorite holiday. In 1956, she started spending summers at Bible camp and was voted "Queen". That same year, she attended Falls High School where she sang in the choir. Also that same year, she got an after-school job working at Woolworth's Department Store, the same store in which her aunt had previously worked. She was not allowed to attend any school dances, baseball games, or even the movies, as her church would not allow it. Before she graduated in 1960, her mother suggested that Tammy Faye would become a minister.

Tammy Faye Messner has also been known as one of the few evangelical Christians who had the support of the gay community. She was one of the first televangelists to reach out to those with AIDS when it was a little-known and much-feared disease. In return, she told King in July, "When I went -- when we lost everything, it was the gay people that came to my rescue, and I will always love them for that."

She was able to bounce back after PTL folded. In 1996, she co-hosted the "Jim J. and Tammy Faye Show" with gay actor Jim J. Bullock. In 2000, a documentary based on her life, "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. And in 2003, she appeared on The WB network's reality show, "The Surreal Life."

Over her life, Messner also recorded more than 25 albums and wrote several books. In 1996, she wrote her autobiography, "Telling it My Way." She also wrote "Run to the Roar," a book about overcoming fear, and in 2003 wrote her last book, "I Will Survive, and You Will Too." 
LaValley, Tammy Faye (I2078)
 
197 Tetinus Bakker, William (I136)
 
198 The 1900 census lists his place of birth as St. Valentin, Austria. He emigrated in 1868. Joseph was a tailor. He built a shop in Scotland, SD where he worked while his family took care of the farm.

Joseph moved to Emery, SD where he operated a tailor shop and later got a job as postmaster. He eventually moved to California where he died. His body was sent back to Scotland, SD to be buried beside his wife Rosa. 
Wanek, Joseph (I2118)
 
199 The 1938 photo of Gustave Burst and his wife. The photo was in a letter from Horst Burst to Gottlieb Radtke.

The back of the photo is labeled "Vater and Mutter ca 1938" (Father and Mother).

I had a friend translate the other writing on the photo and the letter itself. "To sum up, without a full translation: the picture is an enlarged copy made from one found in a foto album. Letter: weather is foggy and rainy, not as good as it had been when letter recipient last visited.
The picture is a copy, but it's kind of grainy. The author's father went on a trip to Mallorca, but unfortunately died. He had had a bad heart. It cost 5,000 DM to get the body back." 
Burst, Gustave (I237)
 
200 The family moved to Australia when Norma was 18. Chell, Norma (I2488)
 

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