PLAIN VIEW HERITAGE FARM,

RURAL BRYANT, SD, PRESENTS:

THE JOHN GINTHER LINE GENEALOGY,

by Ginther Descendant, Sue Grable


Descendants of John Guinther and Sophia Tackman

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 GUINTHER was born Abt. 1815 in Germany1, and died 22 January 1901 in Washington twp.,Jackson County, Iowa1. He married SOPHIA TACKMAN in Germany. She was born Abt. 1815 in Germany, and died 30 December 1894.

Notes for JOHN GUINTHER:

John Guinther came to the U. S. in 1859 and lived in Washington Township, Jackson County, Iowa. John and Sophia immigrated with their six children, but family story says that a seventh, a son, died on the trip. John was buried in the Lutheran Cemetery in Bellevue, Iowa.

Marriage Notes for JOHN GUINTHER and SOPHIA TACKMAN:

Information on the children of John and Sophia Guinther, except for the family of Joseph, came from Betty Webber Cassaday, from census records, and from tombstones in the Lutheran Cemetery at Bellevue.

Children of JOHN GUINTHER and SOPHIA TACKMAN are:

2. i. MARY2 GUINTHER, b. Abt. 1837, Germany.

3. ii. SOPHIA GUENTHER, b. 1 July 1840, Germany; d. 28 February 1919.

4. iii. ELIZABETH G. GUINTHER, b. 1842.

5. iv. DOROTHEA GUINTHER, b. 1847; d. 1916.

6. v. JOSEPH GUENTHER, b. 25 November 1850, Mecklenburg Schwerin, Germany; d. 8 May 1926, Bellevue,

Jackson Co., Iowa.

7. vi. FREDERICHA (RICA) GUINTHER, b. 1851; d. 1922.

Generation No. 2

2. MARY2 GUINTHER (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1837 in Germany2. She married HENRY MEYER. He was born Abt. 1818 in Prussia2.

Children of MARY GUINTHER and HENRY MEYER are:

i. WILL3 MEYER, m. ANNA HAGEMAN.

ii. CHRISTINA MEYER, b. Abt. 18602; m. JOE SOWARTY.

iii. CHARLES A MEYER, b. Abt. 1863; d. 1938; m. ELIZABETH EGGERS.

iv. JOHN MEYER, b. Abt. 18652; m. MARY EGGERS.

v. GEORGE MEYER, b. Abt. 18672.

vi. MARY MEYER, b. Abt. 18692; m. MR BLUSH.

vii. KATIE MEYER, b. Abt. 18712; m. WILL KING.

viii. FRED MEYER, b. Abt. 18722; m. UNMARRIED.

ix. LOUISE MEYER, b. Abt. 18742; m. JIM KING.

3. SOPHIA2 GUENTHER (JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 1 July 1840 in Germany, and died 28 February 1919. She married FREDERICK WILLIAM FELDERMAN, son of JOHN FELDERMAN and ANNA MEINEKE. He was born 3 May 1835, and died 20 February 1915.

Children of SOPHIA GUENTHER and FREDERICK FELDERMAN are:

i. MARIA SOPHIA3 FELDERMAN, b. 5 March 1864; d. 1880.

ii. FREDERICK WILLIAM FELDERMAN, b. 26 January 1871; d. 8 October 1872.

4. ELIZABETH G.2 GUINTHER (JOHN1) was born 1842. She married WILLIAM WEBBER 16 February 1859. He was born Bet. 1834 - 1837, and died 1916.

Children of ELIZABETH GUINTHER and WILLIAM WEBBER are:

i. JOHN3 WEBBER, m. KATHERINE OVERMAN.

ii. MARY WEBBER, m. JOHN KEIL, 6 January 1878.

iii. HENRY WEBBER, b. 1865; m. ELIZBETH ERNST.

iv. SOPHIA WEBBER, b. 21 July 1866; m. ANDREW SANDERS.

v. LOUIS WEBBER, b. 5 April 1869; d. 1946; m. ANNA ERNST.

vi. LENA WEBBER, b. 1871; m. WILLIAM HERSEY.

vii. GEORGE WEBBER, b. 28 July 1872; d. 5 February 1950; m. ANNA KUPER, 20 March 1903.

viii. WILLIAM WEBBER, b. 1875; m. MISS BJERK.

ix. ELIZABETH WEBBER, b. 1877; d. 1923; m. UNMARRIED.

x. CHRISTIAN W WEBBER, b. 21 August 1880; d. 18 March 1967; UNMARRIED.

xi. ANNA WEBBER, b. 1885; m. BEN CAREY.

5. DOROTHEA2 GUINTHER (JOHN1) was born 18473, and died 19163. She married HENRY RHODEN. He was born 18343, and died 19113.

Children of DOROTHEA GUINTHER and HENRY RHODEN are:

i. KATHERINE3 RHODEN, b. 1867; d. 1932; m. MR. WEINLADER.

Marriage Notes for KATHERINE RHODEN and MR. WEINLADER:

Katherine and her husband had no children.

ii. LOUISE S RHODEN, b. 1870; d. 22 September 1883.

iii. ROSA RHODEN, b. 1880; d. 1935; m. UNMARRIED.

Notes for ROSA RHODEN:

Rosa and Hannah were twins. Neither ever married. Rosa died in 1935, Hannah died in 1933.

iv. HANNAH RHODEN, b. 1880; d. 1933; m. UNMARRIED.

6. JOSEPH2 GUENTHER (JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 25 November 1850 in Mecklenburg Schwerin, Germany4, and died 8 May 1926 in Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa. He married META MALUVIUS 7 November 1872 in St. John's Lutheran Church, Bellevue, Iowa, daughter of (UNKNOWN) MALUVIUS and ANNA WICKIE. She was born 9 March 1854 in Bremen, Germany, and died 17 January 1928 in Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa5.

Notes for JOSEPH GUENTHER:

Joseph (aka Joachim) Guenther/Guinther was a farmer in Washington township, Jackson County, Iowa. His post office address was Bellevue. He came to Iowa as a young boy with his parents from Germany in 1859, according to information on his death certificate and information given in the 1925 Iowa census.

Notes for META MALUVIUS:

Meta Maluvius was born 9 March 1854 in Bremen, Germany, and died 17 January 1928 in Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa. Meta came to the U. S. in 1868, according to the 1925 Iowa census and Meta's death certificate. Meta's mother, Anna Wickie Maluvius, was living with the Joseph Guenther family in the 1880 Iowa school census.

Marriage Notes for JOSEPH GUENTHER and META MALUVIUS:

Many of Joseph and Meta's family moved to South Dakota in the early 1900s. The family story says that John was the first to leave home after an argument with his father. John wanted to marry a Catholic girl, and his Lutheran parents refused to give their consent. This girl, Annie, later became John's third wife. In 1900 John and George were living together in Brookings, S. Dak., and John was married to Carrie. By 1910 those living in South Dakota were John, George, Charley, Emma, Louis, Henry, and Alfred, who was 14 years old and living with John. Katie and John Grable were in Nebraska living near some Grable relatives and Lena, Annie, and Edith were still in Bellevue. Joseph and Meta had moved from the farm and were living in Bellevue with George's three children, whose mother had died.

Children of JOSEPH GUENTHER and META MALUVIUS are:

i. ANNA3 GUENTHER, b. 1873; d. 1873.

8. ii. JOHN GINTHER, b. 21 August 1874, Jackson County, Iowa; d. 22 June 1950, Hayti, Hamlin County, S. Dak..

9. iii. GEORGE W. GUINTHER, b. 18 May 1876, Jackson County, Iowa; d. January 1958.

10. iv. LENA GUENTHER, b. 19 February 1878, Washington twp, Jackson Co, Iowa; d. 24 July 1964, Maquoketa, Jackson Co, Iowa.

11. v. ANNA SOPHIA GUENTHER, b. 28 October 1879, Washington twp, Jackson Co, Iowa; d. 9 May 1961, Bellevue, Jackson Co, Iowa.

vi. FREDERICH GUENTHER, b. Abt. 1880.

Frederich fell off a couch when an infant, and was fatally injured.

12. vii. CHARLES GINTHER, b. 2 March 1881, Jackson Co, Iowa; d. November 1931, Madison, Lake Co, South Dakota.

13. viii. KATHERINE GUENTHER, b. 11 March 1883, Washington twp, Jackson Co., Iowa; d. 10 June 1956, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., S. D..

ix. ALGERT GINTHER, b. Bet. 1884 - 1886.

Notes for ALGERT GINTHER:

Algert died as an infant in an incident involving a tub of hot water.

14. x. EMMA SOPHIA GUINTHER, b. 11 February 1887, Bellevue, Jackson County, Iowa; d. 10 September 1981, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S. Dak.

15. xi. LOUIS FREDERICH GINTHER, b. 22 June 1888, Bellevue, Jackson County, Iowa; d. 11 November 1955, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, South Dakota.

16. xii. HENRY FREDERICH GUINTHER, b. 20 August 1890, Jackson Co, Iowa; d. 25 July 1986, Minnehaha County, South Dakota.

17. xiii. EDITH GUENTHER, b. 25 April 1892; d. 24 May 1984, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

18. xiv. ELMER G GUENTHER, b. 6 March 1894; d. 2 April 1970, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.

19. xv. ALFRED CHARLES (DUTCH) GUENTHER, b. 30 May 1895, Bellevue, Jackson Co, Iowa; d. 2 April 1939, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, South Dakota.

7. FREDERICHA (RICA)2 GUINTHER (JOHN1) was born 1851, and died 19226. She married DIEDERICH RABE 19 February 1870. He was born 1843, and died 16 July 19217.

Children of FREDERICHA GUINTHER and DIEDERICH RABE are:

i. JOHN3 RABE, b. 1874; d. 19327; m. UNMARRIED.

ii. CLARA E RABE, b. 1871; d. 1940; m. FRED GERKE; b. 1858; d. 1933.

iii. ANNA RABE, d. Bef. 1932; m. FRANK PIERROTT.

iv. SOPHIE RABE, m. THOMAS BRODERICK.

v. TERESA RABE, b. 1881; d. 1958; m. WILLIAM VAN DAN AKER.

vi. MARY RABE, m. GENE BOGART.

vii. MARGARET RABE, m. KEN HARRIS.

viii. LOUISE RABE, m. GEORGE FRYE.

Generation No. 3

8. JOHN3 GINTHER (JOSEPH2 GUENTHER, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 21 August 1874 in Jackson County, Iowa, and died 22 June 1950 in Hayti, Hamlin County, S. Dak.8. He married (1) CARRIE MARY BEIREIS9 189710. She was born March 1878 in Minnesota10, and died 4 May 1975 in Cambridge, Isanti, Minnesota11. He married (2) ARDELLA SIMPSON 190612. She was born 29 November 1876 in Missouri13, and died 15 May 1967 in Dallas, Texas13. He married (3) ANNIE WAGNER 14 January 1918 in Bruce, Brookings, S. Dak.14. She was born Bet. 1877 - 1882 in Iowa, and died 21 April 1957 in Hamlin County, S. Dak.15.

Child of JOHN GINTHER and CARRIE BEIREIS is:

i. VERA MABEL4 GINTHER, b. 3 September 1900, South Dakota; m. VERNON VICTOR ROPER, 4 February 1918, Madison, Lake Co, South Dakota16; b. 21 May 1899, Missouri; d. 22 March 1963.

Children of JOHN GINTHER and ARDELLA SIMPSON are:

ii. VERNE L (ROBERT LEE)4 GINTHER, b. 2 June 1905, South Dakota17; d. 9 January 1947, Baltic, South Dakota; m. PEARL A STADEM, 25 March 1934, Bryant, South Dakota; b. 13 September 1909, Canton, South Dakota; d. 30 April 2011, Puyallup, Pierce, Washington.

Notes for VERNE L (ROBERT LEE) GINTHER:

Ronald Ginther, son of Robert Lee Ginther, says that his father changed his name at the behest of his school classmates, who did not like “Verne” and preferred “Bob” or “Robert” instead; so did he, and he changed it. Ronald adds: for his eldest brother,

Darrell Robert Ginther, the delivering nurse called him a “Veil Baby,” as he was born with a caul covering his face and extending to his chest. On Darrell’s chest lay his still-born twin sister. Pearl the mother asked the nurse what the Veil meant, and the nurse said he would be “unusual,’ which certainly proved true. His autobiography is: “Delivered from the Powers of Darkness.” In it he tells of his recovery from mental illness and demons through faith in God’s power and prayers and counsel of his Christian relatives who visited him in the hospital. After that he became a street evangelist, carrying the Gospel in message and song throughout the U.S. and abroad to Europe (and Germany) on four trips. He was so unusual, he no doubt touched the lives, positively, of thousands, though he lived with a disability of bipolarism all his life. His idolized father’s sudden death seemed to precipitate the mental illness. But he recovered enough to share the Gospel life-long and was most jolly and sociable always. Ronald posits the theory that the Ginther line was removed from Germany just to produce this one remarkable life and the consequences of it in countless other lives. Darrell, a manic, easily lived eight or more lives in one, he moved so rapidly in society. His mother too was perfectly suited to deal with him and his mental/physical challenges.

(Missing information here about Edith Ginther?)… South Dakota17.

iv. JOHN E (JACK) GINTHER, b. 1909, South Dakota17; d. Bef. 1950.

v. RENEE GINTHER, b. 1911.

9. GEORGE W.3 GUINTHER (JOSEPH2 GUENTHER, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 18 May 1876 in Jackson County, Iowa, and died January 195818. He married (1) MARY UNKNOWN Bet. 1900 - 1903. She was born 7 January 1883, and died 9 December 1906. He married (2) MYRTLE UNKNOWN Bet. 1910 - 1920. She was born 1878 in Illinois19. He married (3) MINNIE L. KROHLING 20 February 1930. She died 21 May 1964.

Marriage Notes for GEORGE GUINTHER and MARY UNKNOWN:

Mary died while nursing baby Milton. Grandma Guinther raised Arthur and Milton, and Florence stayed with her father.

Marriage Notes for GEORGE GUINTHER and MYRTLE UNKNOWN:

George and Myrtle had no children and were divorced.

Notes for MINNIE L. KROHLING:

Minnie had two daughters, Rona and Deloras Chadwick. Rona married C. Floyd Falck.

Children of GEORGE GUINTHER and MARY UNKNOWN are:

20. i. ARTHUR4 GUINTHER, b. 26 June 1903; d. May 1966.

21. ii. FLORENCE GUINTHER, b. 15 March 1905; d. 12 February 1988.

22. iii. MILTON GUINTHER, b. 3 September 1906, Bellevue, Jackson Co, Iowa; d. 9 October 1976, Bellevue, Jackson Co, Iowa.

10. LENA3 GUENTHER (JOSEPH2, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 19 February 1878 in Washington twp, Jackson Co, Iowa, and died 24 July 1964 in Maquoketa, Jackson Co, Iowa. She married (1) FRANK STRASSER December 1898. He was born 187520, and died 30 March 1909. She married (2) HENRY TIETJEN 26 September 1912. He died 10 July 1941.

Marriage Notes for LENA GUENTHER and FRANK STRASSER:

Frank Strasser died 30 March 1909.

Notes for HENRY TIETJEN:

Henry and his first wife, Anna, had 3 children: Beata (Mrs. Charles Bailey); Wilbur; and Harold (1904-1933), who drowned.

Child of LENA GUENTHER and FRANK STRASSER is:

i. BABY4 STRASSER.

Notes for BABY STRASSER:

Baby died in infancy

11. ANNA SOPHIA3 GUENTHER (JOSEPH2, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 28 October 1879 in Washington twp, Jackson Co, Iowa, and died 9 May 1961 in Bellevue, Jackson Co, Iowa. She married WILLIAM BOETCHER/BETCHER 1900 in St John's Church, Bellevue, Jackson Co Iowa. He was born 24 December 1871, and died 13 May 1918.

Children of ANNA GUENTHER and WILLIAM BOETCHER/BETCHER are:

i. AUDREY4 BOETCHER/BETCHER, b. 14 October 1901; d. 15 December 1989, Iowa21; m. UNMARRIED.

23. ii. LUELLA BOETCHER/BETCHER, b. 22 October 1904; d. 28 November 1991.

24. iii. MARVIN BOETCHER/BETCHER, b. 21 January 1911; d. 1 July 1988.

25. iv. AVELDA (BABE) BOETCHER/BETCHER, b. 8 October 1913; d. 31 January 2004, Iowa.

12. CHARLES3 GINTHER (JOSEPH2 GUENTHER, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 2 March 1881 in Jackson Co, Iowa, and died November 1931 in Madison, Lake Co, South Dakota. He married MABEL L RANDALL December 190722. She was born 17 December 1888 in Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co, South Dakota22, and died 18 October 1980 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, South Dakota22.

Notes for CHARLES GINTHER:

Charley came from Iowa to South Dakota about 1903.

Charley was crushed between 2 vehicles on Thanksgiving Day.

Children of CHARLES GINTHER and MABEL RANDALL are:

i. LLOYD4 GINTHER, b. 190823; d. 1938; m. UNMARRIED.

26. ii. LYLE GINTHER, b. 1 August 1910; d. 5 September 2001, Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota.

27. iii. THELMA A GINTHER, b. 5 February 1913; d. 15 January 2000, Bloomfield, Knox Co, Nebraska.

13. KATHERINE3 GUENTHER (JOSEPH2, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 11 March 1883 in Washington twp, Jackson Co., Iowa, and died 10 June 1956 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., S. D.. She married JOHN HENRY GRABLE 23 November 1905 in Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa, son of ERNST GRABLE and ELISEBETH BOLTE. He was born 15 June 1880 in Tete des Mortes twp, Jackson Co., Iowa, and died 4 October 1946 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., S. D.

Children of KATHERINE GUENTHER and JOHN GRABLE are:

28. i. MELVIN ERNEST4 GRABLE, b. 17 August 1906, Bellevue, Jackson County, Iowa; d. 11 October 1971, Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota.

29. ii. CLARENCE BENJAMIN GRABLE, b. 14 April 1908, Pawnee County, Nebraska; d. 20 December 1956, Kadoka, Jackson County, South Dakota.

30. iii. ELMER HENRY GRABLE, b. 28 May 1910, Table Rock, Nebraska; d. 3 April 1978, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota.

31. iv. ALLEN HENRY GRABLE, b. 14 April 1912, Humboldt, Nebraska; d. 27 October 1980, Glendale, Arizona. v. ELZA HENRY JOHN GRABLE, b. 24 November 1916, Humboldt, Nebraska; d. 19 March 1992, Sun City, Arizona; m. THELMA BERNEICE GRAFF, 30 November 1935, Madison, Lake Co, South Dakota; b. 19 April 1916, Rutland, Lake Co, South Dakota; d. 22 February 2004, Peoria, Arizona.

. Marriage Notes for ELZA GRABLE and THELMA GRAFF:

Thelma and Elza had no children. They lived in several places, including Omaha, Denver, Sun City.

14. EMMA SOPHIA3 GUINTHER (JOSEPH2 GUENTHER, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 11 February 1887 in Bellevue, Jackson County, Iowa, and died 10 September 1981 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S. Dak.. She married (1) EDWARD D. WARD 29 October 1912 in Canton, S. Dak., son of JOHN WARD and SARAH HANNEY. He died 2 September 1916 in Sioux Falls, S. Dak.. She married (2) JOSIAH CLINTON HILLER 2 July 1919 in Rock Rapids, Iowa. He was born 1871, and died 29 December 1942.

Notes for EDWARD D. WARD:

Edward D. Ward was walking home from his job at his regular time of 9:30 p.m. when he was struck by a train and killed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on September 2, 1916.

Child of EMMA GUINTHER and EDWARD WARD is:

32. i. ELLEN LOUISE4 WARD, b. 9 February 1914, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S. Dak.; d. 24 March 2005, Pennington County, South Dakota.

Child of EMMA GUINTHER and JOSIAH HILLER is:

33. ii. SYLVIA LUCILLE4 HILLER, b. 22 February 1921, Wentworth, South Dakota; d. 9 June 1994.

15. LOUIS FREDERICH3 GINTHER (JOSEPH2 GUENTHER, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 22 June 1888 in Bellevue, Jackson County, Iowa, and died 11 November 1955 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, South Dakota. He married MARY JOSEPHINE BRUAAS 21 July 1916 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, daughter of JOHN BRUAAS and HANNAH GRESETH. She was born 20 April 1899 in Baltic, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, and died 26 September 1991.

Notes for MARY JOSEPHINE BRUAAS: Mary Bruaas was born 20 April 1899 in Baltic, S. Dak. and died 26 September 1991.

Children of LOUIS GINTHER and MARY BRUAAS are:

34. i. RUBY DELORIS4 GINTHER, b. 14 March 1917, Baltic, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota; d. 14 June 1989. ii. DORIS LORRAINE GINTHER, b. 15 March 1921, Baltic, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota; d. 15 August 1931. 35. iii. MARY LOU GINTHER, b. 3 May 1929, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co, South Dakota; d. 9 August 1967. iv. DONALD LEE GINTHER, b. 7 November 1931, Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co, South Dakota; d. 9 September 199024; m. AILENE EMMERT.

Marriage Notes for DONALD GINTHER and AILENE EMMERT:

After the death of Carr and Mary Lou Ross, Donald and Ailene adopted the four Ross girls.

16. HENRY FREDERICH3 GUINTHER (JOSEPH2 GUENTHER, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 20 August 1890 in Jackson Co, Iowa, and died 25 July 1986 in Minnehaha County, South Dakota. He married ANNA BERTINA BRUAAS 27 August 1908 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, daughter of JOHN BRUAAS and HANNAH GRESETH. She was born 9 March 1888 in Baltic, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, and died 9 March 1972 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, South Dakota.

Notes for HENRY FREDERICH GUINTHER:

Henry and his brother Louis married sisters. Louis and Henry each used a different spelling of their last name.

Children of HENRY GUINTHER and ANNA BRUAAS are:

i. FLOYD DENNIS4 GUINTHER, b. 10 March 1909, Baltic, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota; d. 6 September 1983.

Notes for FLOYD DENNIS GUINTHER:

Floyd never married. Floyd served in the U.S. Army in Europe, was wounded at Anzio Beach invasion in World War II.

36. ii. ROY STANLEY GUINTHER, b. 23 March 1912, Baltic, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota; d. 17 July 1981.

37. iii. BERNICE IOLA GUINTHER, b. 4 June 1914, Baltic, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota.

17. EDITH3 GUENTHER (JOSEPH2, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 25 April 1892, and died 24 May 1984 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. She married (1) LOUIS ERNST Abt. 1911. She married (2) WILLIAM MELLENTINE Abt. 1916.

Child of EDITH GUENTHER and LOUIS ERNST is:

38. i. DONALD FRANCIS (JACK)4 ERNST, b. 21 December 1911; d. September 1984, Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin.

Children of EDITH GUENTHER and WILLIAM MELLENTINE are:

39. ii. MARIETTE META4 MELLENTINE, b. 10 September 1917, Wentworth, South Dakota.

iii. WILBUR MELLENTINE, b. 25 June 1927, Nekimi, Winnebago, Wisconsin; d. 1950.

Wilbur (Billy) was injured in a fall from a swing at age 10 and was an invalid the rest of his life.

18. ELMER G3 GUENTHER (JOSEPH2, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 6 March 1894, and died 2 April 1970 in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa. He married NELLIE BRADLEY 25 August 191325. She was born 11 December 1893, and died 16 April 1996 in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.

Children of ELMER GUENTHER and NELLIE BRADLEY are:

i. MARJORIE4 GUENTHER, b. Bellevue, Jackson Co., Iowa; m. REV. O. H. KREITER.

ii. ROBERT A GUENTHER.

19. ALFRED CHARLES (DUTCH)3 GUENTHER (JOSEPH2, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 30 May 1895 in Bellevue, Jackson Co, Iowa, and died 2 April 1939 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, South Dakota26. He married LILLIAN BAUMBERGER, divorced.

Notes for ALFRED CHARLES (DUTCH) GUENTHER:

Alfred was a veteran of World War I. He enlisted from Flandreau, S. Dak.

Child of ALFRED GUENTHER and LILLIAN BAUMBERGER is:

i. EARL4 GUENTHER.

Generation No. 4

20. ARTHUR4 GUINTHER (GEORGE W.3, JOSEPH2 GUENTHER, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 26 June 190327, and died May 196627. He married VALBERG RANDALL.

Children of ARTHUR GUINTHER and VALBERG RANDALL are:

i. TWILA5 GUINTHER, m. ALLEN DICKENSON.

ii. MELODY GUINTHER, m. FNU GLASER.

iii. KIMBERLY GUINTHER, m. DAVID HENZI.

iv. GAYLA GLEE GUINTHER, m. BOB ZAHLER.

21. FLORENCE4 GUINTHER (GEORGE W.3, JOSEPH2 GUENTHER, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 15 March 190527, and died 12 February 198827. She married CLYDE GAGE. He was born 190027, and died 198927.

Children of FLORENCE GUINTHER and CLYDE GAGE are:

i. YVONNE5 GAGE.

ii. WARREN GAGE.

iii. JAN GAGE.

22. MILTON4 GUINTHER (GEORGE W.3, JOSEPH2 GUENTHER, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 3 September 1906 in Bellevue, Jackson Co, Iowa, and died 9 October 1976 in Bellevue, Jackson Co, Iowa27. He married LILLIAN HECKELSMILLER. She died 1962 in Bellevue, Jackson Co, Iowa28.

Children of MILTON GUINTHER and LILLIAN HECKELSMILLER are:

i. SHARON5 GUINTHER, b. 19 June 1936, Bellevue, Jackson Co, Iowa28; d. 10 April 1976, Bellevue, Jackson Co, Iowa28; m. TERRY BROOKS.

ii. GLORIA GUINTHER, m. ROBERT MEDINGER.

iii. MILTON DALE GUINTHER.

iv. RUSSELL GUINTHER.

v. DENNIS GUINTHER.

23. LUELLA4 BOETCHER/BETCHER (ANNA SOPHIA3 GUENTHER, JOSEPH2, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 22 October 1904, and died 28 November 199129. She married HARRY HARMS. He was born 1897, and died 1977.

Child of LUELLA BOETCHER/BETCHER and HARRY HARMS is:

i. DONNA LOU5 HARMS.

24. MARVIN4 BOETCHER/BETCHER (ANNA SOPHIA3 GUENTHER, JOSEPH2, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 21 January 1911, and died 1 July 1988. He married CORRINE ROBINSON.

Children of MARVIN BOETCHER/BETCHER and CORRINE ROBINSON are:

i. SUSAN5 BOETCHER/BETCHER.

ii. LISA BOETCHER/BETCHER.

25. AVELDA (BABE)4 BOETCHER/BETCHER (ANNA SOPHIA3 GUENTHER, JOSEPH2, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 8 October 1913, and died 31 January 2004 in Iowa29. She married DOUGLAS TAYLOR 7 June 1934. He was born 1908, and died 1955.

Child of AVELDA BOETCHER/BETCHER and DOUGLAS TAYLOR is:

i. WILLIAM DOUGLAS5 TAYLOR.

26. LYLE4 GINTHER (CHARLES3, JOSEPH2 GUENTHER, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 1 August 191029, and died 5 September 2001 in Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota29. He married NINA O'CLAIR. She was born 16 February 191629, and died 15 June 1999 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, South Dakota29.

Children of LYLE GINTHER and NINA O'CLAIR are:

i. DAVID5 GINTHER.

ii. BEVERLY JEAN GINTHER, b. 2 January 1938, Benson, Minnesota; d. 8 December 1988; m. ROBERT HERSUD.

27. THELMA A4 GINTHER (CHARLES3, JOSEPH2 GUENTHER, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 5 February 191329, and died 15 January 2000 in Bloomfield, Knox Co, Nebraska29. She married WILLIAM N ISEMAN. He was born 8 January 191629, and died 28 August 1997 in Bloomfield, Knox Co, Nebraska29.

Child of THELMA GINTHER and WILLIAM ISEMAN is:

i. LINDA5 ISEMAN.

28. MELVIN ERNEST4 GRABLE (KATHERINE3 GUENTHER, JOSEPH2, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 17 August 1906 in Bellevue, Jackson County, Iowa, and died 11 October 1971 in Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota. He married BESSIE MAE SIMONS 4 July 1930 in Chester, Lake County, South Dakota, daughter of WALTER SIMONS and REBECCA ALLEN. She was born 9 March 1912 in Vermillion, Clay County, South Dakota, and died 21 April 1997 in Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota.

Children of MELVIN GRABLE and BESSIE SIMONS are:

i. ROBERT DEAN5 GRABLE, b. 20 April 1932, Madison, Lake Co., South Dakota; d. 4 July 1949, Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota.

Robert was drowned while swimming in a small lake at a church picnic.

ii. VERNA MAE GRABLE, b. 7 July 1934, Madison, Lake County, South Dakota; m. JAMES THOMAS COMPTON, 21 February 1955, Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota; b. 15 December 1932, Betsy Lane, Kentucky. Verna and Jim divorced in 1979.

iii. RONALD DALE GRABLE, b. 2 November 1937, Madison, Lake County, South Dakota; d. 14 August 2005, Rio Rancho, Sandoval, New Mexico; m. SUZANNE ANNETTE MALMQUIST, 28 December 1957, Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota; b. 17 July 1938, Waseca County, Minnesota. iv. DONALD LEE GRABLE, b. 17 September 1939, Madison, Lake County, South Dakota; d. 20 January 1996, Custer, Custer County, South Dakota; m. FAYE LOUISE BROCK, 14 February 1960, Divorced; b. 9 April 1938, Highmore, Hyde County, South Dakota.

29. CLARENCE BENJAMIN4 GRABLE (KATHERINE3 GUENTHER, JOSEPH2, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 14 April 1908 in Pawnee County, Nebraska, and died 20 December 1956 in Kadoka, Jackson County, South Dakota. He married SELMA JOSEPHINE HOGEN 9 December 1933 in Philip, South Dakota. She was born 5 November 1910 in Kadoka, Jackson County, South Dakota, and died 21 July 2001 in Kadoka, Jackson County, South Dakota.

Marriage Notes for CLARENCE GRABLE and SELMA HOGEN:

Both babies named Donald Clarence were stillborn.

Children of CLARENCE GRABLE and SELMA HOGEN are:

i. DONALD CLARENCE5 GRABLE, b. 1934; d. 1934.

ii. VIRGIL ALLEN GRABLE, b. 5 March 1936, Pierre, Hughes, South Dakota; d. 28 September 1952.

Notes for VIRGIL ALLEN GRABLE:

Virgil, called Sonny, died after being hit in the head with a baseball.

iii. RICHARD CLARENCE GRABLE, b. 31 May 1937, Kadoka, Jackson County, South Dakota; m. MARILYN RUTH GEHRKE, 20 June 1958, Kadoka, Jackson County, South Dakota; b. 11 February 1940, Willow Lake, Clark Co., South Dakota.

iv. DONALD CLARENCE GRABLE, b. 1947; d. 1947.

30. ELMER HENRY4 GRABLE (KATHERINE3 GUENTHER, JOSEPH2, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 28 May 1910 in Table Rock, Nebraska, and died 3 April 1978 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota. He married DOROTHY INETA HAMILTON 28 December 1929 in Flandreau, South Dakota, daughter of MARTIN HAMILTON and MARY BURRELL. She was born 11 December 1910 in Missouri, and died 22 December 1968 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota.

Children of ELMER GRABLE and DOROTHY HAMILTON are:

i. DONNA DARLENE5 GRABLE, b. 29 July 1934, Madison, Lake Co, South Dakota; m. ALBERT LEE LEHMAN, 29 May 1954, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota; b. 1 October 1929, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota.

Marriage Notes for DONNA GRABLE and ALBERT LEHMAN: Donna and Lee adopted Mitch when he was a baby. Gina was the natural child of Donna's sister, Connie, and she was also adopted by Donna and Lee after the death of her mother.

ii. CONNIE LOU GRABLE, b. 13 July 1943, Chester, South Dakota; d. 5 November 1964; m. ROBERT NAGELE, 26 December 1959.

Notes for CONNIE LOU GRABLE:

Connie died of leukemia, leaving a daughter, Gina Marie, born 20 December 1961.

31. ALLEN HENRY4 GRABLE (KATHERINE3 GUENTHER, JOSEPH2, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 14 April 1912 in Humboldt, Nebraska, and died 27 October 1980 in Glendale, Arizona. He married VERA JUNE PETERSON 3 July 1936 in Kennebec, South Dakota, daughter of JACOB PETERSON and RENA BETTLEYOUN. She was born 12 July 1918 in Kadoka, Jackson County, South Dakota, and died 29 May 1987 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Children of ALLEN GRABLE and VERA PETERSON are: i. DUANE ALLEN5 GRABLE, b. 6 January 1937, Pine Ridge, South Dakota; d. 29 January 1984, Phoenix, Arizona; m. (1) MIKAL DEMORANVILLE, November 1956, Hot Springs, South Dakota; b. 26 September 1936, Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota; m. (2) JOY WICAL, 28 November 1964, Lead, South Dakota; b. 18 January 1942, Lead, South Dakota; m. (3) BETTY JUNE HATCHER ROBINETTE, 1 March 1981, Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada.

Notes for DUANE ALLEN GRABLE:

Duane had several heart attacks, by-pass surgery, and in November, 1982 had a heart transplant in Tucson, Arizona.

ii. RODNEY DALE GRABLE, b. 8 July 1938, Pine Ridge, South Dakota; m. DIANE MOUDELLE WOEHREL, 14 October 1960, Las Vegas, Nevada; b. 8 May 1940, Aurora, Cook Co., Illinois.

32. ELLEN LOUISE4 WARD (EMMA SOPHIA3 GUINTHER, JOSEPH2 GUENTHER, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 9 February 1914 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S. Dak., and died 24 March 2005 in Pennington County, South Dakota. She married (1) RICHARD ARCHIE WYMAN 5 September 1933. He was born July 1909 in Nebraska, and died 1978 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S. Dak.. She married (2) EDWARD CALLAHAN Abt. 1945.

Marriage Notes for ELLEN WARD and RICHARD WYMAN:

Ellen and Richard Wyman were divorced about 1941.

Marriage Notes for ELLEN WARD and EDWARD CALLAHAN:

Ellen and Ed Callahan were married for about 20 years, then divorced.

Children of ELLEN WARD and RICHARD WYMAN are:

i. RICHARD WARD5 WYMAN, b. 11 September 1936, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S. Dak.; m. (1) JEANNINE KRELL, 1 January 1959; m. (2) LINDA SHUFLIN, 14 September 1981. :Rich and Jeannine divorced in 1979. Rich and Linda divorced in 1994.

ii. JOELLEN LOUISE WYMAN, b. 19 April 1940, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S. Dak.; m. RAYFORD (MAX) ROLPH, 31 August 1968; b. 6 February 1943, Buffalo, S. Dak.; d. 30 December 1994, Ft. Meade, S. Dak.

Notes for RAYFORD (MAX) ROLPH:

Max was killed in a truck accident at work. Max was born 6 February 1943 in Buffalo, South Dakota and died on 3 December 1994 in Ft. Meade, South Dakota.

33. SYLVIA LUCILLE4 HILLER (EMMA SOPHIA3 GUINTHER, JOSEPH2 GUENTHER, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 22 February 1921 in Wentworth, South Dakota, and died 9 June 1994. She married (1) DONALD (BUD) LARSON 19 May 1943. He died 1960. She married (2) DONALD ERICSON Aft. 1960.

Marriage Notes for SYLVIA HILLER and DONALD ERICSON:

Sylvia and Donald divorced.

Children of SYLVIA HILLER and DONALD LARSON are:

i. TERRY5 LARSON.

ii. STEVE LARSON.

iii. TOM LARSON.

34. RUBY DELORIS4 GINTHER (LOUIS FREDERICH3, JOSEPH2 GUENTHER, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 14 March 1917 in Baltic, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, and died 14 June 198929. She married PHILIP L. KIRKEBY 18 June 1938 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, son of SVEN KIRKEBY and BRITA JOHNSON. He was born 15 September 1908 in Baltic, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, and died 28 October 1979 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, South Dakota.

Children of RUBY GINTHER and PHILIP KIRKEBY are:

i. BONNIE MARIE5 KIRKEBY, b. 13 February 1939, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, South Dakota; m. MARVIN SCHERFF, 23 April 1960.

ii. PATRICIA ELAINE KIRKEBY, b. 27 August 1941, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, South Dakota; m. JERRY HARTNETT, 6 July 1962.

iii. NITA LORAYNE KIRKEBY, b. 12 July 1944; m. ROGER LIEN, 1 June 1963.

iv. COLLEEN SUSAN KIRKEBY, b. 17 February 1949, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, South Dakota; m. THOMAS WAGNER, 5 September 1974; b. 21 November 1942, Salina, Kansas.

v. SHEILA DAWN KIRKEBY, b. 20 July 1954.

35. MARY LOU4 GINTHER (LOUIS FREDERICH3, JOSEPH2 GUENTHER, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 3 May 1929 in Dell Rapids, Minnehaha Co, South Dakota, and died 9 August 1967. She married CARR ROSS. He died 29 November 1967.

Children of MARY GINTHER and CARR ROSS are:

i. KIM REBECCA5 ROSS, b. 3 August 1954; m. GERRY SCOTT.

ii. TANYA LEIGH ROSS, b. 20 June 1957; m. DALE TREECE.

iii. HEIDI LYNN ROSS, b. 18 April 1963.

iv. KIRSTEN ANN ROSS, b. 30 October 1965; m. BRIAN FAIRWEATHER.

36. ROY STANLEY4 GUINTHER (HENRY FREDERICH3, JOSEPH2 GUENTHER, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 23 March 1912 in Baltic, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, and died 17 July 1981. He married JEANNETTE KJENSTAD 10 November 1946. She was born 31 July 1924, and died 7 May 1991.

Child of ROY GUINTHER and JEANNETTE KJENSTAD is:

i. RICHARD5 GUINTHER.

37. BERNICE IOLA4 GUINTHER (HENRY FREDERICH3, JOSEPH2 GUENTHER, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 4 June 1914 in Baltic, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota. She married REUBEN PRESTBO 3 August 1946. He was born 1908, and died 1989.

Child of BERNICE GUINTHER and REUBEN PRESTBO is:

i. TERRY5 PRESTBO, b. 18 September 1947.

38. DONALD FRANCIS (JACK)4 ERNST (EDITH3 GUENTHER, JOSEPH2, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 21 December 1911, and died September 1984 in Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin29. He married MYRA NEITZEL 14 January 1936, daughter of FRED NEITZEL. She was born 1 January 1919, and died 1 April 2001 in Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin29.

Children of DONALD ERNST and MYRA NEITZEL are:

i. BEVERLY ANN5 ERNST, b. 17 July 1936; m. CLARENCE BELKYE.

ii. RONALD ROBERT ERNST, b. 3 July 1943; m. SUSAN MAY.

iii. ROGER CARL ERNST, b. 3 July 1943; m. MARGARET M. GRAF. (Ronald and Roger are twins)

39. MARIETTE META4 MELLENTINE (EDITH3 GUENTHER, JOSEPH2, JOHN1 GUINTHER) was born 10 September 1917 in Wentworth, South Dakota. She married CARL HERMAN BUTT 20 November 1937 in Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin. He was born 30 December 1907 in Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin30,30, and died 30 June 1986 in Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin.

Children of MARIETTE MELLENTINE and CARL BUTT are:

i. BILLY BURTON5 BUTT, b. 14 August 1938, Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin; m. MARLENE DADAS JOHNSON, 11 September 1965.

ii. ROBERT CARL BUTT, b. 13 July 1941, Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin; m. DELORES MATILDA BOHWINKLE, 25 May 1963.

iii. BARBARA ANN BUTT, b. 8 November 1942, Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin; m. DOUGLAS ALLEN GUNZ, 20 March 1965.

Endnotes

1. Death certificate for John Guinther. 2. 1880 census. 3. Lutheran Cemetery, Bellevue, Iowa. 4. newspaper obituary. 5. Death certificate for Meta Maluvius Guenther. 6. Lutheran Cemetery, Bellevue, Iowa. 7. WPA Cemetery Records. 8. newspaper obituary. 9. birth record of Vera Mabel Ginther. 10. 1900 census. 11. Full-Hallberg Family Tree--Ancestry. 12. 1910 census. 13. SSDI. 14. South Dakota Marriage Records. 15. South Dakota Death Index. 16. South Dakota Marriage Records. 17. 1910 census. 18. newspaper obituary. 19. 1920 census. 20. WPA Cemetery Records. 21. SSDI. 22. Obituary of Mabel Randall Ginther. 23. Census records 1915 South Dakota. 24. SSDI. 25. newspaper article 50th anniversary. 26. WPA Veteran Grave Registration. 27. SSDI. 28. Brooks Family Tree/World Connect. 29. SSDI. 30. Obituary.

Report compiled by Sue Grable on 23 April 2013

(Remark attributed to Ronald Dean Ginther, son of Robert Lee Ginther, amended by him. Original note above might well have been true, he says, and “Verne” seemed a silly name for a boy perhaps back then, but my mother told me his classmates suggested the name, and he liked it.)




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Ginthers in a Parade



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