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Emmett PLETSCHETTE's Family Tree first version: Aug. 29, 2000
==================================== last updated: May. 03, 2003
Emmett Pletschette's Family Tree/Le Mars, Iowa Updated June 25, 2002
The following is my personal speculation. The generations have been
numbered as to how I believe they fall in succession, and are subject
THE PLETSCHETTE FAMILY OF NEUNHAUSEN - As of August 22, 2001
1. Pletschette, John. *1644 - +1712
oo Meyers, Cath. *?? - +1725
*Footnote: The Spanish ruled Luxembourg until Austria took over in 1714.
2. Pletschette, Paul *?? - +1734
oo Mertz, Marg. *?? - +1740
3. Pletschette, Jak. *?? - +1750
oo Mack, Marg. *?? - +1761
4. Pletschette, (Joh.) Jean *?? - +1755 - of Neunhausen
oo Rausch, Maria *?? - +1732
5. Nicolas Pletschette *?? - +1797
oo Elisabeth Reding *1741 - +??
Together they had 7-children:
6. Jean-Nicolas Pletschette *1768 - +1841
oo Catherine Wester *?? - + NOV1854
oo 02MAR1767 in the house of Mertz
Catherine was the daughter of Pierre Wester *?? - +1767?
and Barbe Knepper
(mariés le 2 mars 1767 en la maison Mertz L'épouse est
originaire de Reckange sur Messe; ses parents furent:
Pierre WESTER, décédé
[en 1767 ?] et Barbe KNEPPER (voir page 6).
Together they had 4-children:
7. Jean PLETSCHETTE (* 22.04.1799, + 5 octobre 1864),
Bourgmestre [de Grosbous] 1849-54 et 1858-64
oo Marie JEANMATHIEU (* 1801)
(mariés en 1825 en la maison Mertz.
Sans enfants. de la maison Theis de Bastendorf, fille de
Nicolas JEANMATHTEU et Anne-Marguerite MEYERS
(voir page 18).
They had no children.
7. Anne-Marie Pletschette (*+1796) Died in infancy.
7. Pierre PLETSCHETTE ?,
marié à Feulen, émigrés en Amérique
(This is the Pierre who I believe sailed on board the
Silvanus Jenkins, which arrived in New York in 1845)
Note: Another Web Site,
Shows: Pierre Pletschette-40 Male Farmer Grosbous to WISC
Maria Pletschette-33 Wife
Jean I Pletschette-11 Son of Pierre & Maria
Jean II Pletschette-2y3m Son of Pierre & Maria
Maria Pletschette-8m Daughter of Pierre & Maria
This Pierre I believe is Freda & Donald's ancestor, who
Settled in the Carroll, Iowa area!
7. Michel PLETSCHETTE (* vers 1810); émigré en Amérique
oo Suzanne JEANMATHIEU de Bastendorf (+ en avril 1859)
mariés en février 1837 en la maison Matters de Hovelange.
dont: Together they had 2-sons, and it appears they all
emigrated to America:
8. Jean-Pierre PLETSCHETTE (*vers 1838)
oo Anne CLEES d'Oberpallen, mariés en fin 1858;
commerçants en la maison Matters à Hovelange;
faillite en 1864, émigré en Amérique;
8. Nicolas PLETSCHETTE (* vers 1840) (émigré en Amérique?)
This Nicolas I believe to be Emmett Pletschette's
ancestor who settled in the Plymouth County, Iowa area.
The following is according to Emmett Pletschette's records:
8. Nicolas Pletschette * 24FEB1840 - +27MAR1885 in Brooklyn, NY
emigrated from LUX to Jackson County, Iowa and then to LeMars,
Plymouth County, Iowa. According to Emmett, Nicolas went back to
LUX to see his relatives, and on the way back, became sick, and died
in NY (Please note his obituary, which was published in the
Luxembourg Gazette, which was translated by Charlene Meisner with
the help of Antje Petty of Max Kade Institue in Madison, Wisconson.)
Emmett's father, Grandfather, & GR-Grandfather are all buried in the
same cemetery in LeMars at St. Joe's. They were all
farmers. According to Leonard Bindner, Nicolas' wife's last name was
KEMP. According to Phyllis Wolf, the Pletschette Family tombstone in
LeMars shows "Peter Kemp *1809 & +1893", who I assume was "Kath
Pletschette's (*1846 +1919) [birth date changed from 1840 to 1846
By Charlene Meisner] father. (See end for Phyllis' transcriptions of
Pletschette family tombstone in LeMars.)
oo Kemp, Katherine *12FEB1846 in Olm, Luxembourg
Daughter of Peter Kemp & Anna Huberty.
+03APR1919, Buried at St. Joe's, LeMars, IA
We show they had 7-children (1-son & 2-daughters).
Two daughters died in childhood:
9. Pletschette Anna *18DEC1867 in St. Donatus, Iowa
+23DEC1951 - Buried at St. Joe's, LeMars, IA
oo Schnepf Charles *14DEC1863 in Freeport, Illinois
+20APR1930 - Buried at St. Joe's, LeMars, IA
Charles' occupation: Lumberman, Farmer, merchant in LeMars, IA.
oo 12MAY1891 in LeMars, Iowa
Together they had 8-children:
10. Schnepf, Katherine Susan *18APR1893 in Remsen, Iowa
+03NOV1946 in San Francisco, CA
oo Royster, Herbert *21JUN1893 in Calhoun, Georgia
+22OCT1963 in San Francisco, CA
oo 08SEP 1924 in San Francisco, CA
Herbert's occupation: Machinist
Together they had 2-sons:
11. Royster, Martin *29MAY1927 in San Francisco, CA
+06OCT1948 of Polio, San Francisco
11. Royster, Robert *?? In San Francisco, CA
oo Mayes, Marita *??
oo Millhollin, Bonnie *??
Robert's occupation: Dist. Mgr. Pacific Gas & Electric
10. Schnepf, Cecile Francis *16AUG1895 in Remsen, Iowa
+17MAY1967 in Minneapolis, MN
Buried at St. Joe's, LeMars, IA
oo Everds, John *?? +26MAY1968
oo 06AUG1923 in Havre, MT
John's occupation: Manager at John Deere Tractor Co.,
Together they had 1-son
11. Everds, James *23NOV1926 in Atlanta, Georgia
oo ??, Diane
10. Schnepf, Leo Magnus *14MAR1897 in Remsen, IA
+22MAR1989 in Sioux City, IA
Buried at St. Joe's, LeMars, IA
Occupation: Property Accountant at Iowa Public Service
For 39 years.
10. Schnepf, Martin William *06APR1899 in Remsen, IA
+09JUL1961 in Santa Maria, CA
in an auto accident. Buried at
St. Joe's, LeMars, IA
Occupation: Shoe store owner
10. Schnepf, Marie Elizabeth *07MAR1901 in Remsen, IA
+16MAR1967 in Fort Dodge, IA
oo Berner, Edwin *01JUL1904 +15JUN2002
oo 20AUG1929 in LeMars, Iowa
Edwin's occupation: Vice-President of a jewelry store
In Fort Dodge, IA
Together they had 3-children:
11. Berner, John *?? in Burlington, IA
oo Kelley, Barbara *??
John's occupation: Dietary Supervisor
11. Berner, Ann *?? In Burlington, IA
oo Lake, George *??
Ann's occupation: High School teacher and as of 24JUN2002
11. Berner, Edwin Lee *?? In Fort Dodge, IA
oo Lautz, Frances *??
Oo ?? in Bristol, Pennsylvania
Ed's occupation: Thermal analyst
10. Schnepf, Clarinda Caroline *23FEB1903 in LeMars, IA
+27OCT1981 in Northbrook, Illinois
oo Collins, Henry *02JAN1903 in South Yarmouth, Mass
+01APR1971 in Chicago, IL
oo 27AUG1927 in LeMars, IA
Henry's occupation: President of a lumber company
in Chicago, IL
Together they had 2-children:
11. Collins, William *25FEB1930 in Chicago, IL
+05JUL1977 in San Francisco, CA
Occupation: Sales-computer systems
11. Collins, Patricia *?? In Chicago, IL
oo Horne, Peter *?? In Chicago, IL
oo ?? in Glenview, IL
Peter's occupation: Bank Vice-President
Pat owns a gift shop in Winnetka, IL
10. Schnepf, Rosalind *21SEP1906 in LeMars, IA
+27SEP1906 - Buried at St. Joe's,
10. Schnepf, Clarence William *20APR1910 in LeMars, IA
+03JAN1989 in LeMars, IA
10. Clarence William Schnepf *20Apr1910 +3Jan1989 LeMars, IA
oo Mayme Haddad *1Apr1915 +18Apr1996 Sioux City, IA
oo 4Sep1938 Sioux City, IA
From 1935 until 1961 Clarence farmed the land his
grandfather Nicholas Pletschette bought in 1879.
Together they had 2 children.
11. Sharon Schnepf
oo Stanley McCann in Sioux City, IA
oo Barrie Swift in Sioux City, IA
Sharon was an accounts payable clerk for 27 years
at Iowa Public Service.
??? 11. Charlene Schnepf
??? oo Charles Meisner in Milwaukee, WI
??? Charlene works in a public library.
??? 12. ??, Charlene
??? oo Meisner, ??
??? Together they live near Milwaukee, WI
9. Pletschette Peter *24JUL1869 +11MAY1955 LeMars, Iowa
oo Feller Mary *03AUG1878 Sweldon, Iowa,
+28MAR1943 LeMars, Iowa
Together they had 11-children; 2-sons and 9-daughters
10. Pletschette Josephine *15SEP1904 +12DEC1904
10. Pletschette Lawrence *30DEC1905 +25DEC1906
10. Pletschette Clara *03FEB1902 - +1975
oo Loutsch Michael (Mike) *23NOV1898 +11SEP1975
11. Loutsch Nicholas *14FEB1927
oo Peterson Bernice
11. Loutsch Elaine *1929 - +1929
11. Loutsch Arnold *30AUG1932
oo Meister Mary Lou
11. Loutsch James (Jim) *08NOV1933
oo Patnode Elaine
11. Loutsch Mary Jane *23SEP1935
oo Marsh Farrell
12. Marsh Candace Kay *01JUL1962
12. Marsh Gene Michael *26MAR1964
12. Marsh Ronnie *01OCT1966
12. Marsh Steve *26NOV1968
11. Loutsch Carol *20FEB1938
oo Shimitz Larry
11. Loutsch Marvin *10FEB1939
oo Donelin Joan
11. Loutsch Marlene *30SEP1941
oo Pinney LeRoy
10. Pletschette Mathilda *10APR1903 +11APR1967
oo Jochum Hubert *11MAR1900 +11MAY1980
11. Jochum Sister Marion O.S.F. *08APR1939
11. Jochum William P. *09APR1941
oo Kreber Marianne C. *??
12. Jochum Thomas *24DEC1970
12. Jochum Brian *25DEC1971
12. Jochum Paula *28MAY1973
12. Jochum Jeff *05JUN1977
12. Jochum Jennifer *05JUN1979
11. Jochum Leo R. *17APR1945
oo Brockwold Beverly A. *14JUN1948
12. Jochum Angela *19JUN1970
12. Jochum Deborah *02MAR1973
12. Jochum Gregory *15JUL1974
12. Jochum Bradley *20NOC1975
12. Jochum Stacey *13JAN1979
10. Pletschette Nicholas *6Nov1899 +24DEC1991
oo Jordan Sadie *24APR1908 +FEB1994
11. Pletschette Evelyn *26DEC1924 +13SEP1951
oo Gengler Al *31MAY1900
12. Gengler Paul Allen *
oo Weidman Karen *
13. Gengler Stephanie *
12. Gengler Judy Kay * 1951?
Oo Keffeler Jerry *
Note: Evelyn died after giving birth to her second child,
Judy. Leo then married SHIRLEY THEISEN - Together they had 11-children:
12. Gengler Melvin John *
12. Gengler Wayne Francis *
12. Gengler Nancy *
12. Gengler Lori *
12. Gengler Peggy *
12. Gengler Bonnie *
12. Gengler Cindy *
12. Gengler Vicki *
12. Gengler Glen *
12. Gengler Pam *
12. Gengler Kevin *
11. Pletschette Daughter
10. Pletschette Martin *14DEC1900 +22MAR1971
oo Dengan Ellen *2SEP1902 +NOV1985
11. Pletschette Phyllis *??
oo Wolf Lloyd *??
Together they live in Remsen, IA
12. Wolf, David
12. Wolf, William
12. Wolf, Kathryn
12. Wolf, Jane
11. Pletschette Mary Ellen *??
oo Beierman Wendel *?? +1991
oo Brannon Verdean *?? (Second Husband of Mary Ellen's)
11. Pletschette Jean *??
oo Higgins Charles *??
11. Pletschette Emmett *??
oo Kennedy Karen *25DEC1938
12. Pletschette Julie *10MAY1966 in SFO
12. Pletschette Paul *03DEC1967 in Los Gatos, CA
12. Pletschette Amy *23SEP1969 in Los Gatos, CA
oo Polaski ??
12. Pletschette Greg *4APR1977 in Los Gatos, CA
10. Pletschette Christine Barbara *?? +16MAR1938
oo Schuster Arthur Henry *26JUN1902 Pilot Grove, MO
+09AUG1974 Pilot Grove, MO
Obituary: Authur Henry SCHUSTER was born on 26 Jun 1902.
He married Christine PLETCHETTE on 17 Jun 1930. He married
Catherine WALTZ on 11 Apr 1942. He died on 9 Aug 1974 at
age 72. He was buried at St Joseph Cemetery, Pilot Grove,
Cooper CO., MO.
11. Schuster Mary Ann *01SEP1932
oo Novotny Fred *03AUG 1930 in Taber SD
12. Novotny Michele *29MAY1954
oo Windler Larry Eugene *12JUN1950 Emporia KS
oo 01JUL1978 in Arvada, CO
12. Novotny Frederick Stephen *13JUL1956
12. Novotny Kevin Leo *21MAY1957
12. Novotny Christine Ann *12FEB1959
12. Novotny Stephen Joseph *19MAR1963
12. Novotny Mary *26MAR1964
11. Schuster Arthur Henry, Jr.*21SEP1934, Cooper County, MO
oo Werdel Marita June *30JUN1933 in Ree Heights SD
oo 13JUN1959 in Stephan Mission, SD
12. Schuster Christine Barbara *22JAN1961
12. Schuster Joseph Leo *12DEC1962
12. Schuster John Arthur *21MAR1964
12. Schuster Elisabeth Ann *15FEB1966
12. Schuster David Anthony *21FEB1967
10. Pletschette Helen *27NOV1912 in Oyens, Iowa
(She was a twin!! See her Obituaray below.)
+28OCT1998 in Sioux City
oo Bindner William *?? - +24JAN1979
oo 08JUN1932 in LeMars
Together they farmed in the Alton and
Granville, Iowa area.
11. Bindner Vincent
oo ?? Judy of Marshalltow, Iowa
12. Bindner Paul
12. Bindner Nolan
12. Bindner Katie
10. Pletschette Cecelia *27NOV1912 - +?? (Helen's Twin!!)
oo Pick Lawrence *8APR1910 +15APR1990
Buried at St. Marys in Alton, IA
11. Pick Anthony - A Priest!!
Presided at Donald Pletchette's funeral (Freda's cousin
In Carroll County, Iowa!!)
11. Pick Adam *??
11. Pick Lee *??
11. Pick Phillip *??
10. Pletschette Mildred
oo Bindner Leonard of Marcus, Iowa (cousin to William)
10. Pletschette Regina *18JAN1911 +19JAN1996
oo ?? Miller
10. Pletschette Agnes *26AUG1915 +18DEC1995
oo Ike Swain *09NOV1916 in Morris, Minnesota
+13MAY1997 in Billings, Montana
(eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchild)
(See his Obituary below)
oo 31AUG1941 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
11. Swain Francis Martin 01Feb1943 Pueblo Co
married Sandy . ..... no children married 28Feb1972
11. Swain David Lee 26July1947 Billings, Montana
married Ardyce Killsimer 22May1951 married 25May1974
2 children: Aaron 16Aug1981 not married
Teal 14May 1985 not married
11. Swain Susana Eileen Suzanne 16Mar1944
Latterell Richard 03April1945 of Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 children(1) Rebecka Sue 22Nov1968
married Steven Bowerman Mpls,Mn
2 children: Nicole 05Apr1997
(2) Rick not married
(3) Cheryl 02July1979 not married
11. Swain Joan Mildred 15Oct1952
Lunder Robert Curtis 11Feb1953of Billings, Montana
3 children: (1)Janette Marie 17May1973
Clint O.Anderson 06Oct1968 Greybull Wy
married 31Aug1996 three children: Megan
(2) Brenda Lynn 19April1996
Kellan P Casey 03Feb1973
two children: Riley Patrick 23DEC1999
Emmalee Lynn 29July2002
(2) Robert Scott 29Sept1979 Billings Mt
LE MARS, Iowa -
Concordia Gralapp, 97, of Le Mars died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at
Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church
in Le Mars, with her son the Rev. Robert Gralapp officiating.
Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m.
Sunday, with a rosary at 5 p.m. said by Catholic Daughters of America
and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the church. Arrangements
are under the direction of Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen, Iowa.
Mrs. Gralapp was born Feb. 24, 1902, in Le Mars, the daughter
of Nicholas P. and Margaret (Pletschette) Fisch. She was raised
in Le Mars and graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic High School
in 1920. She was employed with several businesses in Le Mars.
She married Darrell Gralapp on Aug. 25, 1937, in Le Mars.
The couple settled in Le Mars. He died June 7, 1982. She entered
The Abbey of Le Mars in May 1982. She entered the Plymouth Manor
Care Center in November 1996.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Christian Mothers
and Catholic Daughters of America.
Survivors include two sons, the Rev. Robert Gralapp of Manilla,
Iowa, and Allan and his wife, Mary of Sigourney, Iowa; three
grandchildren; and a brother and his wife, Ralph and Margaret
Fisch of Le Mars.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Greg and Joseph V. Fisch;
and two sisters, Philomena Fisch and Esther Wagener.
LE MARS, Iowa - Ike Swain, 80, of Billings, Mont., formerly of
Le Mars, died Tuesday at his residence in Billings.
Memorial Mass services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. James
Catholic Church in Le Mars. Private burial services will be in
Calvary Cemetery at Le Mars. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m.
until service time Thursday at the church. Feuerstein Funeral
Home in Le Mars is in charge of the arrangements.
Ike Swain, 80, Billings, Mont., formerly of Joplin, died
Tuesday, May 13, 1997, at his home after a long illness.
Mr. Swain was born Nov. 9, 1916, in Morris, Minn. He worked in
steamfitting, as a blacksmith, and owned several businesses.
He owned the Olive Hotel-Motel, Supper Club and Lounge in
Miles City, Mont., before retiring in 1974. He then came to
Joplin where he lived on a hobby farm building furniture and
horse-drawn buggies. He moved to LeMars, Iowa, in 1990 and
returned to Montana last year.
He married Agnes Pletschette on Aug. 31, 1941,
in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by two sons, Francis Swain, Omaha, Neb., and
David Swain, Billings; two daughters, Eileen Latterell,
Minneapolis, Minn., and Joan Lunder, Billings; eight
grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
ALTON, Iowa - Helen Bindner, 85, of Alton died Wednesday,
Oct. 28, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic
Church in Alton, with the Rev. Anthony Pick of Royal, Iowa,
and the Rev. James Tigges of Alton, officiating. Burial will
be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m.
today, with a rosary at 3 p.m. said by the St. Mary's Rosary
Society and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fisch Funeral Home in
Mrs. Bindner was born Nov. 27, 1912, in rural Oyens, Iowa,
the daughter of Peter and Mary (Feller) Pletschette. She was
raised and educated the the Oyens area. She graduated from
Le Mars (Iowa) Community High School in 1930 and attended
Morningside College in Sioux City for one year.
She married William Bindner on June 8, 1932, in Le Mars.
The couple farmed in the Alton and Granville, Iowa area,
retiring and moving into Alton in 1968. He died
Jan. 24, 1979. She entered The Abbey of Le Mars in October 1990.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Guild
and St. Mary's Rosary Society.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Vincent and Judy of
Marshalltown, Iowa; three grandchildren, Paul, Nolan and
Katie Bindner; and two sisters, her twin Cecelia Pick of
Alton and Mildred and her husband, Leonard Binder,
of Marcus, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Martin and
Nick Pletschette; and five sisters, Clara Loutsch,
Mathilda Jochum, Christine Schuster, Regina Miller and Agnes Swain.
9. Maria Pletschette *26SEP1870 +07DEC1879
9. Pletschette, Clara *1871 +16MAY1908
oo Meis, Anton *1868
Anton was the son of Friederich Wilhelm Meis and Angela Tauke
Together Clara & Anton (Tony) had the following 6-children:
After Clara died, Anton remarried 26SEP1916 to Christina Marax
10. Meis, Frank *DEC1895
Frank died in France during World War I.
10. Meis, Leo *?? +12JAN1961
oo Heidesch, Mathilda
11. Meis, Clarice *??
oo Langel, Roman *??
11. Meis, Leon *??
Oo Henrich, Ruth *??
10. Meis, Wilhelmina *11MAR1894
oo Delperdang, Pete *1935 in a farming accident
Wilhelmina and Pete farmed near Oyens, IA
and had 6-children:
11. Delperdang, Rita *??
oo Wiederholdt, Urban *??
11. Delperdang, Mildred *??
oo Kinney, Joe *??
11. Delperdang, Dorothy *??
oo Kung, Robert *??
11. Delperdang, Theresa *??
Christian Charity Convent - Sister Janet
11. Delperdang, Ralph *??
oo Madden, Dorothy *??
11. Delperdang, Frances *??
oo Weber, Rita *??
10. Meis, Mary *01DEC1899 +NOV1989
Mary (Sister Clarina) was a nun with the Christian Charity
Convent in Wilmette, IL.
10. Meis, Regina *26APR1905 +09OCT1966
Regina (Sister Ligouria) was a nun with the Christian Charity
Convent in Wilmette, IL.
10. Meis, Ann *?? +22NOV1972
Ann (Sister Paula) was a nun with the Franciscan order in
Meis Family Tree
oo Theresa Schmidt
1. Friederich Meis *14JUN1845 in von Siddinghausen, Germany
oo Angela Tauke *1847 in IA
oo 4 JUN 1867 in New Vienna, IA
2. Meis, Anton *1868
oo Pletschette, Clara *1871 +16MAY1908
2. Meis, Henry *1869
oo ??, Ann
oo in Bellevue, IA
2. Meis, Margaret *??
oo Kemp, Hubert
2. Meis, Josephine *??
oo Neubel, Frank
2. Meis, Herman Joseph *??
2. Meis, Joseph I. *4 MAR 1882 in Le Mars, IA
oo Roerig, Katherine Gertrude
oo 28SEP1909 in Le Mars, IA
9. Pletschette Margaret *01SEP1874, Jackson County, Iowa
oo Fisch Nicholas P. *?? +27MAY1938
oo 08MAY1894 in LeMars, Iowa
Together they had 6-children:
10. Fisch, Philomena *19FEB1895 +07FEB1968
10. Fisch, Gregory *26DEC1898 +08FEB1973
10. Fisch Concordia *24FEB1902 in LeMars
+03JUN1999 in LeMars
(See her Obituary at the bottom)
oo Gralapp Darrell *?? - +07JUN1982
oo 25AUG1937 in LeMars
11. Gralapp Robert - Priest!!
11. Gralapp Allan *??
oo Roudabush, Mary *??
12. Gralapp, Michelle *??
12. Gralapp, Christopher *??
12. Gralapp, ?? *??
10. Fisch, Esther *22FEB1908 +08MAY1990
oo Wagener, Joseph *01APR1911 +12NOV1991
oo 05MAY1962 in LeMars, Iowa
10. Fisch, Joseph *09OCT1909 +13APR1994
oo Hennings, Adele *??
Joseph rand Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen, Iowa
Together they had 3-children:
11. Fisch, Carol *??
oo Farrold, Robert *??
11. Fisch, David *12JUN1946 +16MAY1967 in Viet Nam
11. Fisch, Joel *??
oo Niggling, Jean *??
10. Fisch, Ralph *??
oo Feller, Marguerite *??
Together they had 1-child:
11. Fisch, James *??
oo Nuebel, Lois *??
9. Pletschette, Susan *28NOV1875 in Otter Creek, Iowa
+16MAY1944 at New Ulm, MN
Susan was a nun; Sister Gabina with Christian Charity Convent
In Wilmette, Illinois.
9. Anna - M. Pletschette *5NOV1878 +1881
Pletschette Family Tombstone, LeMars, Iowa as of 9/3/2001
According to Phyllis Wolf, "it is so weather worn that I can't
Make out some of the dates and words."
Changes made 6/25/02 by Charlene Meisner.
(Translation: Here Rests)
Wanderer hier lieg ich und warte
Auf dich gebenicht - ruber sond -
ern bete fur mich
Heir in deisen garten mus
Einer auf den andern warten
("and more I couldn't figure out, but no dates")
According to Charlene Meisner, this translates to:
Wanderer here I rest, and look on the ____ ____
Separate for me.
Here in this garden must one on the next wait.
(Translation: Here Rests)
Anna - M. Pletschette
(Translation: Here Rests)
O donkeles ullrteul
Dann Scheid elthr gevne
Vonn irdischen reich
(Translation: Here Rests)
Note: I sent an email to Fernand, asking for a possible
translation On September 10, 2001.
Translation of Nicholas Pletschette's obituary in the
Luxembourg Gazette by Charlene Meisner with help from Antje
Petty of Max Kade Institute in Madison, Wisconsin
April 7, 1885 (Page 5)
As we have been told,
recently N.Pletschette from LeMars,
Plymouth Co., Iowa, took a trip to visit
the old homeland. On the return
he was unwell on the steamship and upon
landing in New York the same was so sick, that
he must lie sick in Hotel Kolb in bed.
He lay sick to everlasting rest,
Then to LeMars came a telegram,
That Pletschette was dangerously sick, and two
hours later another telegram, that he has the
Spirit in the hands of his creator
turned back. The family is in great
April 14, 1885 (Page 5, Column 1 & 2)
Mr. Pletschette suffered a long time
on a Bruchubel (Hernia?). During the doctor's
examination on the ship and the
long time pulling into Castle Garden,
he got a cold, which increased his
suffering tremendously. In Hotel
Kolb in New York he would have received the best
care if not for the advise of the
Priest who had been called, the ill one to
St. Kathrina Hospital in Brooklyn to bring.
Here then was the good nuns
tender dedicated care not
lacking; the best help from a doctor was
available, but it was God's
advise, that he far away from loved ones
his soul in his creator's hands
return. After ten days of sickness
death relieved himn from his suffering.
Relieved and strengthened through the receipt
of the holy sacraments of the Catholic
Church, of which he was a faithful and devout member
every day of his life.
Mrs. Pletschette started to travel because of a
telegram, which the unhealth of her partner
informed, accompanied by Mr. John
Beck of Remsen. In Chicago
a second telegram announced the death of her
partner, and she arrived four days
after his death at his coffin.
Friday the 2nd of April came the corpse here
and was at the Catholic cemetery in
LeMars under numerous participants
laid to rest.
Notes from Charlene:
Many Luxembourgers settled in northeastern Iowa.
Jackson County, Iowa, is where Katherine Kemp's
family lived. Charlene found naturalization index
cards for four Pletschettes in that part of Iowa.
There wasn't much information on the index cards,
but the ones found were:
Peter Platschette of Dubuque, IA in disctrict court 16MAY1855
Nicholas Pletschette of Dubuque in circuit court 08OCT1873
M. Platschetts of Dubuque, in district court 30JUL1874
Piet Pletschette of Iowa, from Luxembourg, in Jackson County
district court 10OCT1888
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