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Thomas Campbell Gordon

Person ID #1, (1866 - 1923)
Last Edited23 Jun 2022
Great-grandfather of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageJames Gordon4, William Gordon3, James Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1
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Parents

FatherJames Gordon (1831 - 1892)
MotherElizabeth McKean (1837 - 1900)

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Thomas Campbell Gordon (1866-1923)
Thomas C. Gordon's cabin at Big Birch Lake, Minnesota - ca 1920 (It was destroyed in a fire)
Gordon Motor Company ca 1914 - Little Falls, Minnesota (Owned by Thomas C. Gordon and his two sons, Warren and Harker)
Thomas Campbell Gordon memories
Gordon Motor Car Company, 1919
Gordon Motor Car Company, 1920
Gordon Motor Car Company, 1921

Life Events and Notes

  • 1866
    Birth
    16 Mar 1866
    Thomas Campbell Gordon was born on 16 Mar 1866 at Poplar House in Tondu, Bridgend, Glamorgan, WalesG+.
    Citations: 1,2
    Thomas Campbell Gordon, birth certificate, 1866
  • 1881~15
    Occupation
    1881
    He was a clerk in 1881 in Cardiff, Glamorgan, WalesG.
    Citation: 3
  • 1887~21
    Immigration
    1887
    He immigrated to America in 1887.
    Citation: 4
  • 188721
    Psgr List
    11 Jul 1887
    He was found on a passenger list on 11 Jul 1887 in New York, New York, United StatesG. He arrived in New York aboard the ship "Servia" which departed from Liverpool and Queenstown, Ireland. His destination was Minnesota. Thomas most likely boarded in Queenstown as his family was living in Ireland at that time.
    Citation: 5
    SS Servia, also known as RMS Servia, was a successful transatlantic passenger and mail steamer of revolutionary design, built by J & G Thomson of Clydebank (later John Brown & Company). She was launched in 1881 and her home port was Liverpool, England. She was the first large ocean liner to be built of steel instead of iron, and the first Cunard ship to have an electric lighting installation. For these and other reasons, maritime historians often consider Servia to be the first "modern" ocean liner. Her capacity was 480 first class passengers and 750 steerage with a crew of 298. She was later used to transport troops to South Africa during the Boer war. She was broken up in 1902 by Thos W Ward.
    Thomas Campbell Gordon, passenger list, 1887
  • 188923
    17 May 1889
    Age 24
    Birth 19 May 1864 | Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+
    Death: 24 Jan 1940 | Billings Hospital, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United StatesG+
    He married Mary Alice (May) Stillwell, daughter of John Thomas Stillwell (Stilwell) and Nancy Beaumont Warren, on 17 May 1889 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.
    Thomas C Gordon and May Stilwe
    Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Minnesota. It was also known as the French Catholic Church
  • 189024
    6 Jun 1890
    His son Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr was born on 6 Jun 1890 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 189225
    Birth of Child | James Harker Gordon
    1 Mar 1892
    His son James Harker Gordon was born on 1 Mar 1892 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 189226
    Death of Parent | James Gordon
    20 Mar 1892
    His father James Gordon died on 20 Mar 1892 in Cooladerry, Clogheen, County Tipperary, IrelandG.
  • 189327
    Birth of Child | Bertha Nancy Gordon
    19 Nov 1893
    His daughter Bertha Nancy Gordon was born on 19 Nov 1893 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 189529
    Birth of Child | Mercy Whipple Gordon
    20 Oct 1895
    His daughter Mercy Whipple Gordon was born on 20 Oct 1895 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 1900~34
    Occupation
    1900
    He was a bookkeeper in 1900 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 4
  • 190033
    Death of Parent | Elizabeth McKean
    10 Mar 1900
    His mother Elizabeth McKean died on 10 Mar 1900 in 343 Ramsey Street, Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1905
    Note
    Ca. 1905
    This photo, provided by the Morrison County Historical Society, mentions that one of the families pictured is the Gordon Family. Thomas C. Gordon, his wife and children lived in Little Falls at this time and to the best of my knowledge, were friends with the Hall and Halseth familes. The man on the left shows a strong resemblance to Thomas C Gordon. The people identified on the photo are 'probably' the people noted.
    Hall Halseth Gordon and Tidd f
  • 1905~39
    Occupation
    1905
    He was a manufacturer in 1905 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 6
  • 1910~44
    Occupation
    1910
    He was a superintendent of the water works in 1910 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 7
  • 191144
    Note
    9 Jan 1911
    Newspaper article about T.C. Gordon
    Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN., January 9, 1911


    Chef Gordon in Action
    Beginning with this evening and for several days if T.C. Gordon cannot be found in his office during regular business hours, he can be reached by phone at his residence, where he plans on doing the "chief cook" act with the electric range now being installed. The result of Mr. Gordon's experiment will be watched with interest as several are planning on installing electric ranges in the near future. The electric range is not only a convenience, but an economizer in fuel as shown by its use in other places and will duplicate its usefulness here.

  • 1915~49
    Note
    1915
    Extracted from

    History
    of
    Morrison and Todd Counties
    Minnesota
    Their People, Industries and Institutions


    By
    Clara K. Fuller

    With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and
    Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families

    Volume II

    ILLUSTRATED

    1915
    B.F. Bowen & Company, Inc.
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Pages 509-511

    THOMAS C. GORDON.

    The biographer takes pleasure in herewith presenting a few facts in the life of Thomas C. Gordon, one of the most enterprising citizens of Little Falls, Morrison county, Minnesota.

    Thomas C. Gordon is a native of Wales, born in the southern portion of that country on March 16, 1866, son of James and Margaret Elizabeth (McKean) Gordon. The mother was a native of Kirkcudbright, Scotland, while the father was born in Dumfries. James Gordon had been educated as a civil engineer, but he devoted the active years of his life almost entirely to agricultural work and passed his entire life in various parts of the United Kingdom. He made a study of agriculture and stock raising and was known as one of the most advanced agriculturists of his country. He imported from America the first harvesting machine which entered Ireland. This was a Deering and was a great wonder in those days. He also took into Ireland the first herd of Scotch sheep and demonstrated that they were better adapted to conditions of the Emerald Isle than those native to it. James Gordon, was throughout his life a faithful member of the Presbyterian church and was a man of strong individuality and marked ability.

    Thomas C. Gordon is the fifth child in a family of nine children and received his elementary education at a private school in Wales. He came to this country when twenty-one years of age, landing at New York city and coming direct to Minnesota. At Saint Paul he took up work with the Little Falls Water Power Company. However, he remained in that city but a month, when he was transferred to Little Falls. That was in 1887 and he has since made Little Falls his home, being prominently identified with the life of that place. For about two years after forming his connection with the company in question he was assistant to the engineer and also kept the books of the company, and in 1889 he was made secretary-treasurer. He fills that position still with the addition of the duties of general manager, conferred on him in 1903.

    In addition to his duties with the Little Falls Water Power Company, Mr. Gordon has found time for taking an interest in several other business ventures. In the fall of 1888 he organized and assumed the management of the Gordon Lumber Company at Little Falls, which firm did a retail lumber business and Mr. Gordon continued at its head for three years, when he disposed of his interest. In 1890 he formed a corporation known as the Peoples Ice Company, and he remained with that company for twelve years, when he sold his interest. In the same year (1890) he organized the Little Falls Building and Loan Association and was made its secretary and treasurer. He continued in that connection as an officer for about three years. Mr. Gordon was also secretary of the Little Falls Milling Company, from 1890 to 1894, and was secretary of the Little Falls Electric and Water Company, now inactive. He was also instrumental in forming the Morrison County Electric Light, Heat and Power Company, now out of existence, and was its secretary-treasurer. He also fills the same office for the Pike Rapids Hydro- Electric Company, which owns and controls an excellent power site, which, however, has never been developed. Mr. Gordon through his unusual ability has contributed very largely to the commercial life of his chosen city and this Community is much indebted to him for its advancement along many lines. Thomas C. Gordon was married on May 17, 1889, to Mary A. Stilwell, born in Little Falls on May 19, 1864, and to their union have been born four children. Warren, the eldest, married Georgia St. Martin; Harker, Bertha and Mercy are still at home with the parents. Mr. Gordon and his family are held in high esteem by their many friends and move in the best
    social circles of their city.

    Mr. Gordon has for many years been a devout member of the Episcopal church and advances its interests whenever possible. Politically, he is a Republican and has served his party as alderman of Little Falls for two years. For the past fourteen years he has been a member of the board of education of this city and in 1915 was again elected for a three-year term. For the past eight years, he has served that body as its president.

    While not directly interested in agriculture, Mr. Gordon has the best interests of the farming element at heart and is an earnest advocate of twentieth-century methods in that vocation, and as an evidence of his sympathy with those so engaged, he fills the office of president of the Agricultural Society of Morrison county. Mr. Gordon holds fraternal affiliation with the time-honored body of Freemasonry, the Knights of Pythias, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Knights of the Maccabees, and the Modern Woodmen, of America, in the workings of all of which he evinces more than a passive interest. Mr. Gordon is a good representative of a virile type of manhood—the men who do things, and these men become the natural leaders in any community where their lot may be cast. Mr. Gordon possesses keen foresight, good judgment and his honor and integrity are above reproach. He is one of the worthy citizens of Little Falls who are always anxious to acquire for their city all possible advantages possessed by any other, and as a man of many excellent parts he is held in high esteem by all.
  • 1920~54
    Occupation
    1920
    He was a owner and auto salesman for the Gordon Motor Company, a Chevrolet dealership in 1920 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 8
    Gordon Motor Car Company formation, 1919
    Gordon Motor Car Company, 1919
  • 192357
    Death
    16 Apr 1923
    Thomas died on 16 Apr 1923 in 600 4th Street SW, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG, at age 57.
    Citation: 9
  • 1923
    Obituary
    17 Apr 1923
    Obituary of Thomas C. Gordon
    Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN, April 17, 1923

    Little Falls Mourns Death of T.C. Gordon

    Every resident of the city as well as those in other localities who knew Thomas C. Gordon will learn with sorrow and regret of his death which occurred yesterday afternoon at his home here, following a year's illness.

    Though everything known to medical science was done in his behalf, added to the loving care of his wife and two daughters, who are trained nurses, the ravages of disease could not be checked and he gradually grew weaker, finally falling into a peaceful sleep shortly after 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon from which he did not waken. He had been in fairly good health the past few months, but suddenly became weaker yesterday morning.

    Thomas C. Gordon was a native of Wales, born in the southern portion of that country on March 16, 1866. He was the fifth of a family of nine children and received his elementary education at a private school in Wales. He came to this country when 21 years of age, landing at New York city and coming directly to Minnesota. At St. Paul he took up work with the Little Falls Water Power company. However, he remained in that city but a month, when he transferred to this city. That was in 1887 and he has since made Little Falls his home, having been prominently identified with the life of this place. For about two years after forming his connection with the company he was assistant to the engineer and also kept the books of the company. In 1889 he was made secretary-treasurer. The duties of general manager were conferred on him in 1903.

    In 1918 Mr. Gordon disposed of his interests in the Water Power company and shortly thereafter engaged in the automobile and garage business in partnership with his two sons, Warren and Harker.

    In addition to his duties with the Little Falls Water Power company and the Gordon Motor company, Mr. Gordon also found time for taking an interest in several other business ventures. In the fall of 1888 he organized and assumed the management of the Gordon Lumber company here, which firm did a retail lumber business and Mr. Gordon continued at its head for three years after which he disposed of his interest. In 1899 he formed a corporation known as the Peoples Ice company, and he remained with that company for twelve years. In 1890 he also organized the Little Falls Building and Loan association and was made its secretary and treasurer. He continued in that connection as an officer for about three years. Mr. Gordon was also secretary of the Little Falls Milling company from 1890 to 1894 and was secretary of the Little Falls Electric company, now inactive.

    He was instrumental in forming the Morrison County Electric Light, Heat and Power company, now out of existence, and was its secretary - treasurer. He filled the same office for the Pike Rapids Hydro-Electric company, which owned and controlled the excellent power site a few miles below the city. Mr. Gordon through his unusual ability contributed very largely to the commercial life of his chosen city and this community is much indebted to him for its advancements along many lines.

    Thomas C. Gordon was married May 17, 1889 to Mary A. Stillwell, and four children were born to them. They are Warren, Harker, Bertha and Mercy. The two sons have been associated with their father in the motor business, Miss Bertha is a trained nurse employed at Rochester and Miss Mercy has similar employment at Milwaukee.

    Mr. Gordon was for many years a devout member of the Episcopal church and assisted greatly in its work here. He served as alderman of the city for two years, and for 15 years or more was a member of the board of education. He served as president of that body for eight years.

    While not directly interested in agriculture, Mr. Gordon had the best interests of the farming element at heart and was an earnest advocate of 20th century methods in that vocation. As an evidence of his sympathy with those engaged he filled the office of president of the Morrison County Agricultural society for several years.

    Mr. Gordon held fraternal affiliations with the Masons, Elks, Maccabees and Woodmen, in the workings of all which he evinced more than a passive interest. he possessed keen foresight, good judgement and his honor and integrity were above reproach. He was one of the worthy citizens of Little Falls who was always anxious to acquire for his city all possible advantages possessed by any other and as a man of many excellent parts he was held in high esteem by all.

    In addition to his immediate family he leaves three brothers and five sisters. They are Will Gordon, British Columbia; George Gordon, Los Angeles; James Gordon, St. Paul; Mrs. Jessie Quosbarth, St. Paul; Mrs. Bertha Munson, Minneapolis; Mrs. Nora Swarbreck, Minneapolis; Mrs. Maggie Napier, St. Paul; Mrs. Elizabeth MacDonald, London England.

    Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Episcopal church, Rev. Arthur Goodger officiating. Following the service at the church the local masonic lodge will take charge and perform the services at the grave. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery. members of the masonic order will be pallbearers. They are J.K. Martin, G.W. Massey, George Peterson, N.J. Peterson, Dr. C.H. Longley and Harry Stillwell.

    Members of the Masonic and Elks lodges will meet at their respective lodge halls shortly before time for the services and attend the church as delegations.

    Thomas C. Gordon obituary, 1923
  • 1923
    Burial
    18 Apr 1923
    He was buried on 18 Apr 1923 in Oakland Cemetery at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.

    Find A Grave Memorial Link.
    Citation: 10
  • Biography
    The following is an excerpt from the "Biography of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Gordon given by Mrs. Gordon and taken from the "Histories of Morrison and Todd Counties" as recorded by Mrs. Minnie Cochrane for the Morrison County Historical Society - November 1937.

         Thomas C. Gordon was born in the southern part of Wales, March 18, 1866. He was the son of James and Margaret Elizabeth McKean Gordon. Elizabeth McKean Gordon was born in Kirkcudbright, Scotland. (Ed. note: She was actually born in Lancaster, Manchester, England) James was born in Dumfries, Scotland. (Ed. note: He was actually born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England).
         Although he was educated as an engineer, he devoted most of the active years of his life to agricultural work in various parts of the United Kingdom. The first harvesting machine to enter Ireland was imported from the United States by James Gordon. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a "man of strong individuality and marked ability."
         Thomas C. Gordon received his elementary education in a private school in Wales. In 1887, when twenty-one years old he came to the United States, landed in New York City, then came directly to Minnesota. He first located in St. Paul and worked for the Little Falls Water Power Co. A month later he was transferred to Little Falls. For two years he was assistant to the engineer and kept the books for the company. He became Secretary Treasurer in 1889 and General Manager in 1903.
         Besides his duties with the Little Falls Water Power Co., Mr. Gordon was interested in several other business ventures. In 1888 he organized the Gordon Lumber Co. and was manager of the company for three years, then disposed of his interest. He organized the People's Ice Co. in 1890, remaining with the Company for twelve years when he sold his interest. In 1890 he organized the Little Falls Building and Loan Association. He was Secretary Treasurer of the organization for three years. He was Secretary of the Little Falls Milling Company from 1890 to 1894, also Secretary of the Little Falls Electric and Water Power Company. Mr. Gordon organized and was Secretary Treasurer of the Morrison Electric Light, Heat and Power Company and of the Pike Rapids Hydro-Electric Company.
         On May 17, 1889 Thomas C. Gordon married Mary A. Stilwell in Little Falls. In about 1893 Mr. Gordon built the home at 600 4th. St. S.W. where he lived until he died. He also owned a summer home at Birch Lake.
         Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Gordon had four children: Warren McKean Gordon, James Harker Gordon, Bertha Gordon, and Mercy Gordon.
         Thomas C. Gordon was a Republican. He was much interested in civic affairs. He was alderman for two years, president of the Agricultural Society, member of the school board from 1904 to 1930 when he resigned. During that time he was President of the Board from 1910 to 1920. He took an active part in affairs of the Civic League, being especially interested in the Playground project sponsored by the League just before the World War. Summer playgrounds for the children with two part time paid directors were established. The work was given up when the United States entered the war. Petrus Liljedahl, the Athletic Director for the movement, went overseas and was killed.
         In summing up his character, the "History of Morrison and Todd Counties", published in 1915, said of him: "Mr. Gordon is a good representative of a virile type of manhood - the men who do things, and these men become natural leaders in any community where this lot is cast. Mr. Gordon possesses keen foresight, good judgment, and his honor and integrity are above reproach. He is one of the citizens of Little Falls who are always anxious to acquire for their city all possible advantages possessed by any other and is held in high esteem by all."
         In 1918 Mr. Gordon disposed of his interest in the Water Power Co. Soon after that, in partnership with his sons, Warren and Harker, he organized the Gordon Motor Co. This company built at 117 S.E. 1st St., a building to be used as sales room with garage in the rear, and took the agency for Chevrolet cars. After the death of Mr. Gordon, the company sold both building and the business.
         Mr. and Mrs. Gordon were active members in the Episcopal Church. Mr. Gordon was for many years an officer. He was also a member of the committee which had charge of the building of the present church completed in 1900 and donated the chancel window, the subject of which is "Resurrection Morn".
         Thomas Campbell Gordon died April 17, 1923. The following is taken from the editorial column of the Little Falls Transcript" of that date: "In the passing of Thomas Campbell Gordon, Little Falls suffers a distinct loss. He was one of her foremost citizens, a manly man - one whose energy and business sagacity were ever in waiting to do whatever task he might be called upon to do. His was an exemplary life, above reproach. While Mr. Gordon gave a greater share of his time and talents to public affairs than the ordinary man, yet domestic life was the paramount factor of his life. He loved his home folks and in turn was loved by them. They have the heartfelt sympathy in the community in which he so long served and the lasting knowledge that this city is a better one for his having lived in it."
         After the death of her husband, Mrs. Gordon sold both the home and the lake property. Since then she has spent the greater part of each year with her daughters, although she still calls Little Falls home. She usually comes back twice a year. The first eight years after she left here she spent in Minneapolis. Since then she has been with Miss Bertha Gordon in Chicago. They reside at 915 East 56th Street, Chicago.

  • 1925
    Probate
    1925
    His estate was probated in 1925 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    T.C. Gordon Estate - Probate and Sale, 1925
  • 1940
    Death of Spouse | Mary Alice (May) Stillwell
    24 Jan 1940
    His wife Mary Alice (May) Stillwell died on 24 Jan 1940 in Billings Hospital, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United StatesG+.

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: Mary Alice (May) Stillwell (1864 - 1940)

SonWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr (1890 - 1959)
SonJames Harker Gordon (1892 - 1972)
DaughterBertha Nancy Gordon (1893 - 1987)
DaughterMercy Whipple Gordon (1895 - 1987)

Citations

  1. [S216] FreeBMD, England & Wales, Birth, Marriage, Death Indexes, online http://www.freebmd.org.uk, Bridgend District, Vol 11a, Page 461. Hereinafter cited as FreeBMD.
  2. [S122] Thomas Campbell Gordon, Birth Certificate 12 April 1866, General Register Office, London, England.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1881 Wales Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1905 Minnesota State Census.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  9. [S218] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002), online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002.)
  10. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 119800854. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  11. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1871 Wales Census.

Mary Alice (May) Stillwell

Person ID #2, (1864 - 1940)
Last Edited6 Apr 2021
Great-grandmother of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Warren LineageNancy Beaumont Warren6, Truman Abraham Warren5, Lyman B. Warren4, Abraham Warren3, Captain Elisha Warren2, Abraham Warren1
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Parents

FatherJohn Thomas Stillwell (Stilwell) (1819 - 1895)
MotherNancy Beaumont Warren (1825 - 1887)

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Mary Alice Stillwell
Mary A. Stillwell Funeral Announcement - Little Falls, Minnesota, 1940
Mary A. Stillwell Obituary - Little Falls, Minnesota, 1940

Life Events and Notes

  • 1864
    Birth
    19 May 1864
    Mary Alice (May) Stillwell was born on 19 May 1864 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 1
  • 188723
    Death of Parent | Nancy Beaumont Warren
    4 Jul 1887
    Her mother Nancy Beaumont Warren died on 4 Jul 1887 in home, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 188924
    17 May 1889
    Age 23
    Birth 16 Mar 1866 | Poplar House, Tondu, Bridgend, Glamorgan, WalesG+
    Death: 16 Apr 1923 | 600 4th Street SW, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG
    She married Thomas Campbell Gordon, son of James Gordon and Elizabeth McKean, on 17 May 1889 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.
    Thomas C Gordon and May Stilwe
    Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Minnesota. It was also known as the French Catholic Church
  • 189026
    6 Jun 1890
    Her son Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr was born on 6 Jun 1890 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 189227
    Birth of Child | James Harker Gordon
    1 Mar 1892
    Her son James Harker Gordon was born on 1 Mar 1892 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 189329
    Birth of Child | Bertha Nancy Gordon
    19 Nov 1893
    Her daughter Bertha Nancy Gordon was born on 19 Nov 1893 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 189530
    9 Feb 1895
    Her father John Thomas Stillwell (Stilwell) died on 9 Feb 1895 in home, Town of Elmdale, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 189531
    Birth of Child | Mercy Whipple Gordon
    20 Oct 1895
    Her daughter Mercy Whipple Gordon was born on 20 Oct 1895 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 192358
    Death of Spouse | Thomas Campbell Gordon
    16 Apr 1923
    Her husband Thomas Campbell Gordon died on 16 Apr 1923 in 600 4th Street SW, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 194075
    Death
    24 Jan 1940
    Mary died on 24 Jan 1940 in Billings Hospital, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United StatesG+, at age 75.
    Citation: 1
  • 194075
    Cause of Death
    24 Jan 1940
    She died of fractured hip and phthisis pulmonalis (i.e. consumption.)
    Citation: 1
  • 1940
    Obituary
    25 Jan 1940
    Obituary of Mary A. Stillwell
    Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN., January 25, 1940

    Mrs. Mary Gordon Dies In Chicago

    Mrs. Mary Gordon, 75, died last evening at Billings hospital in Chicago, where she had been receiving treatment since November 19 when she fell and fractured her hip. Miss Bertha Gordon of Chicago and Harker Gordon of Pittsburgh will accompany the body here, arriving tomorrow noon, and Miss Mercy Gordon of St. Paul will join them en route. Funeral arrangements have not been completed but services will probably be held Saturday afternoon.

    Mary A. Stillwell was born in Little Falls May 19, 1864, the daughter of John and Nancy Warren Stillwell, who resided on Fifth street and First avenue northeast. She was married to Thomas C. Gordon May 17, 1889. Mrs. Gordon moved to Minneapolis and for the past few years has been in Chicago with her daughter.

    Surviving are four children, Warren M. Gordon of this city; Harker, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mercy, St. Paul, and Bertha, Chicago.

  • 1940
    Burial
    27 Jan 1940
    She was buried on 27 Jan 1940 in Oakland Cemetery at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.

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    Citation: 2
  • Biography
    The following is an excerpt from the "Biography of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Gordon given by Mrs. Gordon and taken from the "Histories of Morrison and Todd Counties" as recorded by Mrs. Minnie Cochrane for the Morrison County Historical Society - November 1937.

         Mary A. Stilwell was born in Little Falls, May 19, 1864. She is the daughter of John Thomas Stilwell and Nancy Warren Stilwell. Thomas Stilwell was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He came to Swan River in 1849. "This deserted village" as Frank B. Logan styles it in "Historical Sketches of Royalton and Vicinity", was located on the East bank of the Mississippi River seven miles northwest of Royalton. At the time Mr. Stilwell came to Swan River, it was a busy trading post. William H. Hood, editor of "Frontiersman", said of it in 1855: "There was probably more business done at this point (1848-51) than at any other place in the country and more than has ever been done there since. It was a rendezvous of all the principal Indian traders among the Chippewas and Winnebagoes - a depot for Indian goods. The place was always filled with strangers. All sorts of spirits gathered there - some for fun, some for money, and all for something. The hotel was well kept and always crowded." The first ferry in Morrison County was established at Swan River by William Aiken in 1848.
         Thomas Stilwell was a carpenter and worked at his trade in Swan River until 1856 when he ran the hotel. While living in Swan River he married Nancy Warren who came with her parents to Swan River from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. One of Nancy Warren's ancestors came over in the Mayflower and others fought in the American Revolution.
         After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Stilwell remained for a time in Swan River. Two of their children, John and Sara Jane, were born there. Sara Jane Stilwell is now Mrs. Tellant. She resided in Florida and has been very active in the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. "Was one of the instigators of the movement by the D.A.R.'s to purchase the land in Washington D.C. upon which the organization built its beautiful Memorial Hall." Mr. and Mrs. Stilwell moved to Little Falls in the early sixties and Mary was born there in 1864.


         After coming to Little Falls, Mr. Stilwell followed his trade as carpenter and became a contractor, often going into the Western country to build elevators. At one time his work called him as far west as Fort Assinniboine, Montana. Mrs. Gordon says, "The family felt very sad when he had to go so far away, to the ends of the earth. When he came home he had many interesting stories to tell of his adventures. Sometimes when traveling on the Red River, the boat would have to stop and wait for a herd of buffalo to cross over."
         After moving to Little Falls, Mr. Stilwell bought half a block on the southside of First Avenue between Fifth and Fourth Streets. "This was before there were any railroad tracks on the eastside."
         Mr. Stilwell died July 4, 1887 and Mrs. Stilwell died at the Gordon home in Little Falls. Mary Stilwell attended school in Little Falls. "There was no high school then." Among the teachers she remembers are Mrs. E.S. Smith "who was a great person to always be getting up plays for the interest of the school" and J.C. Flynn, " a very good teacher." Mary attended church and Sunday school at the old Episcopal Church which was built in 1869 and located at the corner of First Street and Third Avenue N.E. (In 1900 this building was moved from First Street to the rear of the lot at Fourth Street and First Avenue SouthEast where the present Episcopal church is). When the new church was built in 1903, the old building was sold to the Swedish Methodist Congregation and moved down on the flats. Mr. Elwell was the first rector she remembers. Her mother, Mrs. Nancy Stilwell, was one of the four charter members of the Episcopal church.

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: Thomas Campbell Gordon (1866 - 1923)

SonWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr (1890 - 1959)
SonJames Harker Gordon (1892 - 1972)
DaughterBertha Nancy Gordon (1893 - 1987)
DaughterMercy Whipple Gordon (1895 - 1987)

Citations

  1. [S102] Mary A. Stillwell Obituary, Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, Minnesota, January 25, 1940. Hereinafter cited as Little Falls Transcript.
  2. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 119801024. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1865 Minnesota State Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1870 US Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1875 Minnesota Census.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1880 US Census.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1885 Minnesota Census.
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  9. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  10. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.

Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr

Person ID #3, (1890 - 1959)
Last Edited6 Apr 2021
Grandfather of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageThomas Campbell Gordon5, James Gordon4, William Gordon3, James Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1
Warren LineageMary Alice (May) Stillwell7, Nancy Beaumont Warren6, Truman Abraham Warren5, Lyman B. Warren4, Abraham Warren3, Captain Elisha Warren2, Abraham Warren1
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Descendants of Abraham Warren
Descendants of David James McNay
Descendants of Samuel Gordon
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Parents

FatherThomas Campbell Gordon (1866 - 1923)
MotherMary Alice (May) Stillwell (1864 - 1940)

Photo and Exhibit Gallery

Warren McKean Gordon Sr. - 1946
Warren M. Gordon Sr at the wedding of his son, Warren Jr. - 1946
Georgiana and Warren Gordon Sr, Little Falls, Minnesota - ca 1950
Warren M. Gordon Sr and Jr, Little Falls, Minnesota - 1946

Life Events and Notes

  • 1890
    Birth
    6 Jun 1890
    Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr was born on 6 Jun 1890 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citations: 1,2
  • 191424
    Occupation
    25 Sep 1914
    He was a owner and manager of the Electric Shop on First Street SE on 25 Sep 1914 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Warren M Gordon Electric Shop, 1914
  • 191424
    22 Oct 1914
    Age 25
    Birth 14 Aug 1889 | Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG
    Death: 4 Nov 1992 | 1503 Riverview Drive, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG
    He married Georgianna St. Martin, daughter of Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin and Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard, on 22 Oct 1914 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.
    Warren M Gordon Sr. wedding, 1914
    Warren M Gordon Sr and Georgianna St. Martin wedding - 1914
  • 191625
    Birth of Child | Thomas Campbell Gordon Sr
    3 May 1916
    His son Thomas Campbell Gordon Sr was born on 3 May 1916 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 191726
    Milit Reg-WWI
    5 Jun 1917
    He registered for World War I military service on 5 Jun 1917 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 2
    Warren McKean Gordon Sr., World War I Draft Registration, 1917
  • 191929
    1 Jul 1919
    His son Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon Jr was born on 1 Jul 1919 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 1920~30
    Occupation
    1920
    He was a auto salesman for Gordon Motor Car Company in 1920 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 3
  • 192130
    Birth of Child | Rochelle Mary Gordon
    23 May 1921
    His daughter Rochelle Mary Gordon was born on 23 May 1921 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 192131
    Death of Child | Rochelle Mary Gordon
    23 Dec 1921
    His daughter Rochelle Mary Gordon died on 23 Dec 1921 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 192332
    Death of Parent | Thomas Campbell Gordon
    16 Apr 1923
    His father Thomas Campbell Gordon died on 16 Apr 1923 in 600 4th Street SW, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 192636
    Birth of Child | JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon
    22 Sep 1926
    His daughter JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon was born on 22 Sep 1926 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 192938
    Birth of Child | Patricia Mary Gordon
    6 Feb 1929
    His daughter Patricia Mary Gordon was born on 6 Feb 1929 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 1930~40
    Occupation
    1930
    He was a automobile salesman in 1930 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 4
  • 1936
    Occupation
    Ca. 1936
    He was a parts manager for the Ford dealership ca. 1936 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 5
  • 194049
    Death of Parent | Mary Alice (May) Stillwell
    24 Jan 1940
    His mother Mary Alice (May) Stillwell died on 24 Jan 1940 in Billings Hospital, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United StatesG+.
  • 194049
    Occupation
    10 Apr 1940
    He was a auto salesman on 10 Apr 1940 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 6
  • 195969
    Death
    21 Sep 1959
    Warren died on 21 Sep 1959 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG, at age 69.
    Citations: 7,5
    Warren M. Gordon Sr. obituary, 1959
  • 195969
    Cause of Death
    21 Sep 1959
    He died of acute cardiovascular collapse.
    Citation: 5
  • 195969
    Obituary
    21 Sep 1959
    Obituary of Warren M. Gordon Sr.
    Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN, September 21, 1959

    Warren M. Gordon, Sr.

    Warren M. Gordon, Sr., 69, 201 Fourth St. S.E., died early today in St. Gabriel's hospital. A lifelong resident of Little Falls, he had been employed by the Ford agency for the past 23 years.

    He is survived by his wife, the former Georgianna St. Martin, three sons and two daughters; Thomas, and Mrs. Claude Morris (Joan), Minneapolis; Warren, Jr., Gary and Mrs. C.H. Rausch (Patricia), Little Falls. A brother Harker, lives in Pittsburgh, Pa., and there are two sisters, Bertha Gordon, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mercy Gordon, St. Paul. There are ten grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's church, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. T Leo Keaveny officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Friends may call in the Simonet Funeral home, visitation to start Tuesday afternoon. The rosary will be prayed there at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
    Warren M. Gordon Sr. obituary, 1959
  • 1959
    Funeral
    24 Sep 1959
    His funeral was held on 24 Sep 1959 in Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG. His grandson, Warren M. (Sandy) Gordon, served as an altar boy at his funeral.
  • 1959
    Burial
    24 Sep 1959
    He was buried on 24 Sep 1959 in Calvary Cemetery at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.

    Find A Grave Memorial Link.
    Citation: 8
  • 1992
    Death of Spouse | Georgianna St. Martin
    4 Nov 1992
    His wife Georgianna St. Martin died on 4 Nov 1992 in 1503 Riverview Drive, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: Georgianna St. Martin (1889 - 1992)

SonThomas Campbell Gordon Sr (1916 - 1998)
SonWarren McKean (Buzz) Gordon Jr (1919 - 1980)
DaughterRochelle Mary Gordon (1921 - 1921)
DaughterJoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon (1926 - 1999)
DaughterPatricia Mary Gordon (1929 - 2021)

Citations

  1. [S97] Birth Registrations entry, Births, Book B, Page 6, Line 189, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  2. [S233] Military Records, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918., 4,582 Microfilm Rolls (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records). Hereinafter cited as World War I Draft Registration Cards, (1917-1918).
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1920 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  5. [S64] Warren M. Gordon Sr. Obituary, Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, Minnesota, September 21, 1959. Hereinafter cited as Little Falls Transcript.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.
  7. [S218] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002), online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002.)
  8. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, (accessed 08 June 2020), memorial page for Warren McKean Gordon, Sr (6 Jun 1890–21 Sep 1959), Find a Grave Memorial no. 138417285, citing Calvary Cemetery, Little Falls, Morrison County, Minnesota, USA; Maintained by W M Gordon (contributor 48213364). Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  9. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  10. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.

James Harker Gordon

Person ID #4, (1892 - 1972)
Last Edited6 Apr 2021
Granduncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageThomas Campbell Gordon5, James Gordon4, William Gordon3, James Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1
Warren LineageMary Alice (May) Stillwell7, Nancy Beaumont Warren6, Truman Abraham Warren5, Lyman B. Warren4, Abraham Warren3, Captain Elisha Warren2, Abraham Warren1
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Parents

FatherThomas Campbell Gordon (1866 - 1923)
MotherMary Alice (May) Stillwell (1864 - 1940)

Life Events and Notes

  • 1892
    Birth
    1 Mar 1892
    James Harker Gordon was born on 1 Mar 1892 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citations: 1,2
  • 1909~17
    Note
    1909
    According to an article in the Little Falls Herald on April 30, 1909, Harker Gordon was the President of the Sophmore class at the Little Falls High School.
  • 191018
    Note
    8 Jul 1910
    Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
    July 8, 1910

    "Come and Gone" section

    Harker Gordon, who is employed at Livingston, Mont., came down last Friday for a visit here and at Sauk Centre.

  • 191522
    Note
    26 Feb 1915
    Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
    February 26, 1915

    "Come and Gone" section

    Edward Fearing and Harker Gordon, who attend the state university at Minneapolis, were home over Sunday.

  • 191523
    Note
    21 May 1915
    Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
    May 21, 1915

    Harker Gordon in Baseball

    Harker Gordon of this city, who attends the state university, is another Little Falls boy whose ability as a baseball player is becoming well known. In a game with the Zeta Psi's against the Phi Delts of the university one day last week, Harker was on the mound and allowed but three hits in the game. In a writeup of the game in the Minneapolis Daily, published by the students of the university, he was highly praised for his work.

  • 191624
    Note
    7 Jul 1916
    Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
    July 7, 1916

    "Come and Gone" section

    Harker Gordon is home from Pittsburgh for a weeks' visit. He is taking a course in electrical work at the Westinghouse plant at Pittsburgh.
  • 191725
    Milit Reg-WWI
    5 Jun 1917
    He registered for World War I military service on 5 Jun 1917 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 2
  • 191826
    Military Induction
    9 Apr 1918
    He was inducted into the military on 9 Apr 1918. His World War I military service ended on August 4, 1919. He was a Private First Class in the US Army.
    Citations: 3,4
    Harker Gordon military induction, 1918
  • 191927
    Note
    8 Aug 1919
    Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
    August 8, 1919

    "Come and Gone" section

    Harker Gordon arrived home from Camp Grant, where he received his discharge from military service. Harker spent eight months in France as a member of a mechanical repair unit in the aviation section.

  • 1920~28
    Occupation
    1920
    He was a owner and auto salesman for the Gordon Motor Company in 1920 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 5
  • 192028
    Marriage | Bertha P. Fritz
    14 Sep 1920
    Age 25
    Birth 21 Aug 1895 | Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United StatesG
    Death: Apr 1982 | Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United StatesG
    He married Bertha P. Fritz, daughter of Milton Frederick Fritz and Bertha (Birdie) Ella Green, on 14 Sep 1920 in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.
    James Harker Gordon wedding, 1920
    James Harker Gordon wedding, 1920
  • 192129
    Note
    4 Mar 1921
    Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
    March 4, 1921

    Mr. and Mrs. Harker Gordon, who have been living with Mr. Gordon's parents since their marriage, have moved to a flat in the A.E. Joslin residence, 211 Third Street northeast.

  • 192129
    Note
    28 Oct 1921
    Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
    October 28, 1921

    Harker Gordon, whose eyes were badly burned by sulphuric acid at the Gordon garage recently, as a result of an explosion in a battery, is now able to be out and has the use of his eyes.

  • 192230
    Note
    12 May 1922
    Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
    May 12, 1922

    Harker Gordon of the Gordon Motor Company was haled before Judge Randall yesterday afternoon, charged with driving a car on which the 1922 license had not been paid and which car no 1922 license plate was displayed. He pleaded guilty and was fined $10 and costs. The complaint was made by the local autombile tax inspector.

  • 192230
    Birth of Child | James Harker Gordon Jr
    30 Oct 1922
    His son James Harker Gordon Jr was born on 30 Oct 1922 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 192331
    Death of Parent | Thomas Campbell Gordon
    16 Apr 1923
    His father Thomas Campbell Gordon died on 16 Apr 1923 in 600 4th Street SW, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1930~38
    Occupation
    1930
    He was a clerk in 1930 in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United StatesG.
    Citation: 6
  • 193745
    Death of Child | James Harker Gordon Jr
    15 Oct 1937
    His son James Harker Gordon Jr died on 15 Oct 1937 in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United StatesG.
  • 1940~48
    Occupation
    1940
    He was a advertising for a manufacturing company in 1940 in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United StatesG.
    Citation: 7
  • 194047
    Death of Parent | Mary Alice (May) Stillwell
    24 Jan 1940
    His mother Mary Alice (May) Stillwell died on 24 Jan 1940 in Billings Hospital, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United StatesG+.
  • 1942~50
    Occupation
    1942
    He was a employee of Westinghouse Electric in 1942 in East Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United StatesG.
    Citation: 8
  • 194250
    Milit Reg-WWII
    27 Apr 1942
    He registered for World War II military service on 27 Apr 1942 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United StatesG. He was listed as 5'11" and 190 pounds, brown eyes, gray hair and light brown complexion. The registration card was marked that he was 'Negro', which he wasn't.
    Citation: 8
    James Harker Gordon, WW II draft registration, 1942
  • 197280
    Death
    15 Mar 1972
    James died on 15 Mar 1972 in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United StatesG, at age 80.
    Citation: 3
  • 197280
    Burial
    Mar 1972
    He was buried in Mar 1972 in Allegheny County Memorial Park at Allison Park, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.
    Citation: 3
    James Harker Gordon burial 197
  • Biography
    James Harker Gordon graduated from the Little Falls High School. He attended the University of Minnesota, graduated from Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    During World War I he was overseas about nine months. He returned to Little Falls where he was employed at the Gordon Motor Company and later was employed in the advertising department of the Westinghouse Company in Pennsylvania.

  • 1982
    Death of Spouse | Bertha P. Fritz
    Apr 1982
    His wife Bertha P. Fritz died in Apr 1982 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United StatesG.

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: Bertha P. Fritz (1895 - 1982)

SonJames Harker Gordon Jr (1922 - 1937)

Citations

  1. [S97] Birth Registrations entry, Births, Book B, Page 43, Line 20, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  2. [S233] Military Records, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918., 4,582 Microfilm Rolls (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records). Hereinafter cited as World War I Draft Registration Cards, (1917-1918).
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  9. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  10. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.

Bertha Nancy Gordon

Person ID #5, (1893 - 1987)
Last Edited6 Feb 2018
Grandaunt of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageThomas Campbell Gordon5, James Gordon4, William Gordon3, James Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1
Warren LineageMary Alice (May) Stillwell7, Nancy Beaumont Warren6, Truman Abraham Warren5, Lyman B. Warren4, Abraham Warren3, Captain Elisha Warren2, Abraham Warren1
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Parents

FatherThomas Campbell Gordon (1866 - 1923)
MotherMary Alice (May) Stillwell (1864 - 1940)

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Bertha Gordon (1893-1987)
Bertha Nancy Gordon, death certificate, 1987
Bertha and Mercy Gordon - Christmas 1966

Life Events and Notes

  • 1893
    Birth
    19 Nov 1893
    Bertha Nancy Gordon was born on 19 Nov 1893 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 1
  • 192329
    Death of Parent | Thomas Campbell Gordon
    16 Apr 1923
    Her father Thomas Campbell Gordon died on 16 Apr 1923 in 600 4th Street SW, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 192733
    Psgr List
    27 Oct 1927
    She was found on a passenger list on 27 Oct 1927 in Québec City, Québec, CanadaG. She arrived from Cherbourg, France on the ship Montroyal.
  • 1930~37
    Occupation
    1930
    She was a supervisor of nurses for Childrens Hospital in 1930 in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 2
  • 194046
    Death of Parent | Mary Alice (May) Stillwell
    24 Jan 1940
    Her mother Mary Alice (May) Stillwell died on 24 Jan 1940 in Billings Hospital, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United StatesG+.
  • 1950~57
    Occupation
    1950
    She was a registered nurse in 1950 in Dunham Hospital, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United StatesG.
  • 198793
    Death
    12 Jan 1987
    Bertha died on 12 Jan 1987 in Hopkins Health Care, Hopkins, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG, at age 93.
    Citations: 3,4
  • 198793
    Cause of Death
    12 Jan 1987
    She died of arteriosclerotic heart disease.
    Citation: 4
  • 198793
    Burial
    Jan 1987
    She was buried in Jan 1987 in Oakland Cemetery at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.

    Find A Grave Memorial Link.
    Citation: 5
  • Note
    Bertha never married.

Census and Residence Events

Citations

  1. [S97] Birth Registrations entry, Births, Book B, Page 59, Line 117, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  3. [S218] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002), online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002.)
  4. [S150] Bertha N. Gordon, Death Certificate No. 2287000805 (January 26, 1987), unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Bertha N. Gordon Death Certificate.
  5. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 138473550. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (James Harker Gordon.)

Mercy Whipple Gordon

Person ID #6, (1895 - 1987)
Last Edited6 Feb 2018
Grandaunt of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageThomas Campbell Gordon5, James Gordon4, William Gordon3, James Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1
Warren LineageMary Alice (May) Stillwell7, Nancy Beaumont Warren6, Truman Abraham Warren5, Lyman B. Warren4, Abraham Warren3, Captain Elisha Warren2, Abraham Warren1
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Parents

FatherThomas Campbell Gordon (1866 - 1923)
MotherMary Alice (May) Stillwell (1864 - 1940)

Photo and Exhibit Gallery

Mercy Whipple Gordon, death certificate, 1987
Bertha and Mercy Gordon - Christmas 1966

Life Events and Notes

  • 1895
    Birth
    20 Oct 1895
    Mercy Whipple Gordon was born on 20 Oct 1895 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 1
  • 192327
    Death of Parent | Thomas Campbell Gordon
    16 Apr 1923
    Her father Thomas Campbell Gordon died on 16 Apr 1923 in 600 4th Street SW, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1930~35
    Occupation
    1930
    She was a registered nurse at Childrens Hospital in 1930 in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 2
  • 1940~45
    Occupation
    1940
    She was a registered nurse and supervisor in 1940 in Childrens Hospital, Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 3
  • 194044
    Death of Parent | Mary Alice (May) Stillwell
    24 Jan 1940
    Her mother Mary Alice (May) Stillwell died on 24 Jan 1940 in Billings Hospital, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United StatesG+.
  • 1950
    Occupation
    Ca. 1950
    She was a registered nurse ca. 1950 in Wilder Day Care, Hopkins, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 198791
    Death
    17 Sep 1987
    Mercy died on 17 Sep 1987 in Hopkins Health Care, Hopkins, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG, at age 91.
    Citations: 4,5
  • 198791
    Burial
    Sep 1987
    She was buried in Sep 1987 in Oakland Cemetery at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.

    Find A Grave Memorial Link.
    Citation: 6
  • Note
    She never married.

Census and Residence Events

Citations

  1. [S97] Birth Registrations entry, Births, Book B, Page 84, LIne 112, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.
  4. [S218] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002), online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002.)
  5. [S149] Mercy W. Gordon, Death Certificate No. 2287023321 (October 1, 1987), unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Mercy W. Gordon Death Certificate.
  6. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 138473572. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.

Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin

Person ID #7, (1856 - 1907)
Last Edited7 Mar 2021
Great-grandfather of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
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Parents

FatherFrançois Xavier St. Martin (1822 - )
MotherJulie Latraverse (1826 - )

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Anthony St Martin (1856-1907)
Antoine St. Martin, death certificate, 1907
Children of Anthony St Martin and Rachel Richard - Marguerite, Georgianna, Rosa Belle, Marie, Eleanor
Anthony St. Martin Death, Little Falls Transcript, 1907
Antoine St. Martin obituary, 1907

Life Events and Notes

  • 1856
    Birth
    1856
    Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin was born in 1856 at Parish of St.-Frédéric in Drummondville, Drummond, Québec, CanadaG.
  • 1856
    Christening
    3 Mar 1856
    He was christened on 3 Mar 1856 in Parish of St.-Frédéric, Drummondville, Drummond, Québec, CanadaG.
    Citation: 1
  • 1870~14
    Occupation
    30 Jul 1870
    He was a worker in cotton mill on 30 Jul 1870 in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United StatesG.
    Citation: 2
  • 1877
    Immigration
    Ca. 1877
    He immigrated to America ca. 1877.
  • 1880
    Ca. 1880
    Birth 5 May 1860 | St-Jean-l'Évangéliste Parish, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Montérégie, Québec, CanadaG
    Death: 29 Sep 1903 | Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG
  • 1881~25
    Birth of Child | Eleanor St. Martin
    1881
    His daughter Eleanor St. Martin was born in 1881 in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United StatesG.
  • 1882~26
    Birth of Child | Marie F. St. Martin
    7 Sep 1882
    His daughter Marie F. St. Martin was born on 7 Sep 1882 in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United StatesG.
  • 1887~31
    Birth of Child | Rosa Belle St. Martin
    5 Sep 1887
    His daughter Rosa Belle St. Martin was born on 5 Sep 1887 in Brainerd, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1889~33
    Birth of Child | Georgianna St. Martin
    14 Aug 1889
    His daughter Georgianna St. Martin was born on 14 Aug 1889 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1894~38
    31 May 1894
    His daughter Marguerite Valintine St. Martin was born on 31 May 1894 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1895~39
    Occupation
    1895
    He was a barber in 1895 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 3
  • 1900~44
    Occupation
    1900
    He was a barber in 1900 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 4
  • 1903~47
    29 Sep 1903
    His wife Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard died on 29 Sep 1903 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1904
    Occupation
    Ca. 1904
    He was a barber ca. 1904 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 5
  • 1907~51
    Death
    25 Dec 1907
    Antoine died on 25 Dec 1907 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+, at age ~51.
    Citation: 6
  • 1907~51
    Cause of Death
    25 Dec 1907
    He died of heart failure due to intestinal troubles however there was a rumor "that he had been robbed and slugged and doped."
    Citation: 6
  • 1907
    Obituary
    26 Dec 1907
    Obituary of Antoine St. Martin
    Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN, December 26, 1907


    Dies of Heart Failure

    Antoine St. Martin, a well known barber of this city, died from heart failure due to intestinal troubles between 2 and 3 a.m. Christmas.

    The deceased was born in Canada 51 years ago. When a boy he moved to Fall River, Mass. but later moved to Minneapolis and lived there until three years ago when he came to Little Falls. Since that time he has been engaged in the barber business.

    The deceased leaves five daughters and two brothers to mourn his loss. His daughters are Mrs. Carl Richardson of San Diego, Cal., Eleanor, Belle, Georgia, and Margaret of this city; his brothers, Joseph and Frank of Fall River.

    The funeral was held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday from the house.

  • 1907
    Burial
    26 Dec 1907
    He was buried on 26 Dec 1907 in Calvary Cemetery at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.

    Find A Grave Memorial Link.
    Citation: 7
  • 1907
    Biography
    26 Dec 1907
    Antoine St. Martin
    Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN, Thursday, December 26, 1907

    There were some very bad rumors afloat on Christmas day about the un-fortunate death of A. St. Martin, the barber. It was represented that he had been robbed and slugged and doped. There seems to be no truth to the rumors. He left his shop just before midnight and remarked to a friend that he was going home, and that one Christmas season would pass without his taking a drink of liquor. He started home alone, and was next heard of in one of Second street saloons. He obtained liquor there, but it is claimed not directly from the dealer, that being denied him. The liquor affected him quite promptly, as it usually did during the somewhat distant past when he yielded to the habit. He displayed some money, $50 or $70, and friends took it to care for it, and the man was taken home, where he soon died.

    His relatives and friends had used every effort in the past to stop his drinking, as it always had a most serious effect on him. Those who knew him best were most helpful of late that he had finally conquered the habit.

    He had the greatest affection for his four daughters and they loved their father dearly. These associations were surely the most powerful influences that had apparently almost saved him to a happy and useful life. Some of the daughters were able to be of assistance in supporting the family by teaching and working, but the younger ones were still in school and dependent.

    It is cruel to say so, but a legal lid would have been an assurance of one more happy home in Little Falls on the merry Christmas day.

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard (1860 - 1903)

DaughterEleanor St. Martin (1881 - 1949)
DaughterMarie F. St. Martin (1882 - 1927)
DaughterRosa Belle St. Martin (1887 - 1929)
DaughterGeorgianna St. Martin (1889 - 1992)
DaughterMarguerite Valintine St. Martin (1894 - 1950)

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1870 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1895 Minnesota State Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  5. [S51] Antoine St. Martin Obituary, Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, Minnesota, 26 December 1907. Hereinafter cited as Little Falls Transcript.
  6. [S135] Antoine St. Martin, Death Certificate unknown number (December 31, 1907), unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Antoine St. Martin Death Certificate.
  7. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial ID 214079504. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1880 US Census.

Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard

Person ID #8, (1860 - 1903)
Last Edited7 Mar 2021
Great-grandmother of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
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Parents

FatherFrançois Xavier Richard (1836 - 1922)
MotherPhilomene Leonore Poutré (1839 - 1925)

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Rochelle (Rachel) Richard (1860-1903)

Life Events and Notes

  • 1860
    Birth
    5 May 1860
    Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard was born on 5 May 1860 at St-Jean-l'Évangéliste Parish in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Montérégie, Québec, CanadaG.
  • 1860
    Christening
    6 May 1860
    She was christened on 6 May 1860 in St-Jean-l'Évangéliste Church, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Montérégie, Québec, CanadaG.
  • 1880
    Ca. 1880
    Birth 1856 | Parish of St.-Frédéric, Drummondville, Drummond, Québec, CanadaG
    Death: 25 Dec 1907 | Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+
  • 1881~21
    Birth of Child | Eleanor St. Martin
    1881
    Her daughter Eleanor St. Martin was born in 1881 in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United StatesG.
  • 188222
    Birth of Child | Marie F. St. Martin
    7 Sep 1882
    Her daughter Marie F. St. Martin was born on 7 Sep 1882 in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United StatesG.
  • 188727
    Birth of Child | Rosa Belle St. Martin
    5 Sep 1887
    Her daughter Rosa Belle St. Martin was born on 5 Sep 1887 in Brainerd, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 188929
    Birth of Child | Georgianna St. Martin
    14 Aug 1889
    Her daughter Georgianna St. Martin was born on 14 Aug 1889 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 189434
    31 May 1894
    Her daughter Marguerite Valintine St. Martin was born on 31 May 1894 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1895~35
    Occupation
    1895
    She was a dressmaker in 1895 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 1
  • 1900~40
    Occupation
    1900
    She was a dressmaker in 1900 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 2
  • 190343
    Death
    29 Sep 1903
    Emilie died on 29 Sep 1903 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG, at age 43.
  • 190343
    Cause of Death
    29 Sep 1903
    She died of consumption.
  • 1903
    Obituary
    1 Oct 1903
    Obituary of Rachel Richard
         Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN, October 1, 1903

         The funeral of Mrs. Rachel St. Martin, daughter of Mrs. Philomen Richard of this city, was held from Notre Dame de Lourdes church, Minneapolis, Thursday morning at 9 o'clock.

    According to her daughter, Georgianna in 1988:
         When Rachel died of consumption, their grandmother Philomene Richard had the girls move to Little Falls because she didn't want them to live with their father. They moved to a house across the street from the Richards and the oldest sister, Eleanor, took responsibility for raising the girls. It was hard on Eleanor and she only married herself for a short time.
         Their father, Anthony St. Martin, said "They aren't going to take his daughters away from him."; so he moved to Little Falls and set up a barber shop. He later died there in 1907.

  • 1903
    Burial
    1 Oct 1903
    She was buried on 1 Oct 1903 in Saint Mary's Cemetery at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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    Citation: 3
  • 1907
    25 Dec 1907
    Her husband Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin died on 25 Dec 1907 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 1922
    Death of Parent | François Xavier Richard
    2 Feb 1922
    Her father François Xavier Richard died on 2 Feb 1922 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 1925
    Death of Parent | Philomene Leonore Poutré
    15 Apr 1925
    Her mother Philomene Leonore Poutré died on 15 Apr 1925 in at the home of Rosalie Richard, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin (1856 - 1907)

DaughterEleanor St. Martin (1881 - 1949)
DaughterMarie F. St. Martin (1882 - 1927)
DaughterRosa Belle St. Martin (1887 - 1929)
DaughterGeorgianna St. Martin (1889 - 1992)
DaughterMarguerite Valintine St. Martin (1894 - 1950)

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1895 Minnesota State Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  3. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial ID 152413247. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1871 Canada Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1880 US Census.

Georgianna St. Martin

Person ID #9, (1889 - 1992)
Last Edited5 Apr 2021
Grandmother of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
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Georgianna St. Martin - 100th Birthday
Georgianna St. Martin, funeral card, 1992
Angela Weibeler Durrenberger and Georgiana St. Martin Gordon at the wedding of Warren Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger
Georgianna St. Martin - ca 1907
Georgiana St. Martin Gordon car accident, 1917
Georgiana St. Martin Gordon accident, 1915
Georgiana St. Martin Gordon car accident, 1917
Warren M Gordon Sr. wedding, 1914
Warren M Gordon Sr and Georgianna St. Martin wedding - 1914

Life Events and Notes

  • 1889
    Birth
    14 Aug 1889
    Georgianna St. Martin was born on 14 Aug 1889 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1889
    Baptism
    1889
    She was baptized in 1889 in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 190314
    29 Sep 1903
    Her mother Emilie Philomene Rachel (Rachel) Richard died on 29 Sep 1903 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 190718
    25 Dec 1907
    Her father Antoine (Anthony) St. Martin died on 25 Dec 1907 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 191425
    22 Oct 1914
    Age 24
    Birth 6 Jun 1890 | Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+
    Death: 21 Sep 1959 | Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG
    She married Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr, son of Thomas Campbell Gordon and Mary Alice (May) Stillwell, on 22 Oct 1914 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.
    Warren M Gordon Sr. wedding, 1914
    Warren M Gordon Sr and Georgianna St. Martin wedding - 1914
  • 191626
    Birth of Child | Thomas Campbell Gordon Sr
    3 May 1916
    Her son Thomas Campbell Gordon Sr was born on 3 May 1916 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 191929
    1 Jul 1919
    Her son Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon Jr was born on 1 Jul 1919 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 192131
    Birth of Child | Rochelle Mary Gordon
    23 May 1921
    Her daughter Rochelle Mary Gordon was born on 23 May 1921 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 192132
    Death of Child | Rochelle Mary Gordon
    23 Dec 1921
    Her daughter Rochelle Mary Gordon died on 23 Dec 1921 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 192637
    Birth of Child | JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon
    22 Sep 1926
    Her daughter JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon was born on 22 Sep 1926 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 192939
    Birth of Child | Patricia Mary Gordon
    6 Feb 1929
    Her daughter Patricia Mary Gordon was born on 6 Feb 1929 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 195970
    21 Sep 1959
    Her husband Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr died on 21 Sep 1959 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 198090
    27 Mar 1980
    Her son Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon Jr died on 27 Mar 1980 in 6505 Portland Avenue S., Richfield, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1992103
    Death
    4 Nov 1992
    Georgianna died on 4 Nov 1992 in 1503 Riverview Drive, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG, at age 103.
    Citations: 1,2
  • 1992103
    Cause of Death
    4 Nov 1992
    She died of old age.
    Citation: 3
  • 1992
    Obituary
    8 Nov 1992
    Obituary of Georgianna St. Martin
         Morrison County Record, Little Falls, MN, November 8, 1992

         Georgianna Gordon

         Georgianna Gordon, age 103, died November 4, 1992 at her home in Little Falls.
         Funeral services wil be held November 9 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls with the Rev. Roger Thoennes officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Little Falls.
         Georgianna Gordon was born August 14, 1889 in Fall Rivers, MA. (ed. not correct, she was born in Minneapolis,MN) to the late Anthony and Rochelle (Richard) St. Martin. At a young age, she moved with her family to Minneapolis, attended school there, later moving to Little Falls where she graduated from high school. After high school, she moved back to Minneapolis and worked as a telephone operator. She was united in marriage on August 14, 1913 to Warren M. Gordon, Sr. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After their marriage, the couple moved to Little Falls where they owned and operated Gordon Motor Company. After her husbands death on September 21, 1959, she moved to her daughter's home where she resided until her death. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Christian Mothers and a former member of the Child Interest Club.
         Survivors include a son and daughters, Thomas C. Gordon of Edina, Patricia Gordon Rausch and Joan Gordon Morris, both of Little Falls, eleven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sons: Warren M. "Buzz" Gordon, Jr., daughter, Rochelle Gordon and sisters Eleanor St. Martin, Marie Richardson, Marguerite Barber and Bell St. Martin.
         Pallbearers will be Patrick J. Morris, Robert Barber, Thomas C. Gordon II, Warren M. Gordon III, Roy DeRosier and Steven R. Setzler.

  • 1992
    Burial
    9 Nov 1992
    She was buried on 9 Nov 1992 in Calvary Cemetery at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.

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    Citation: 4

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr (1890 - 1959)

SonThomas Campbell Gordon Sr (1916 - 1998)
SonWarren McKean (Buzz) Gordon Jr (1919 - 1980)
DaughterRochelle Mary Gordon (1921 - 1921)
DaughterJoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon (1926 - 1999)
DaughterPatricia Mary Gordon (1929 - 2021)

Citations

  1. [S21] Georgianna St. Martin Obituary, Morrison County Record, Little Falls, Minnesota, 8 November 1992, 2nd section, page 9, column 3. Hereinafter cited as Morrison County Record.
  2. [S218] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002), online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002.)
  3. [S21] Morrison County Record, 8 November 1992.
  4. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, (accessed 08 June 2020), memorial page for Georgianna St. Martin Gordon (14 Aug 1889–4 Nov 1992), Find a Grave Memorial no. 138417306, citing Calvary Cemetery, Little Falls, Morrison County, Minnesota, USA; Maintained by W M Gordon (contributor 48213364). Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1895 Minnesota State Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  9. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  10. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

Thomas Campbell Gordon Sr

Person ID #10, (1916 - 1998)
Last Edited13 May 2021
Uncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr6, Thomas Campbell Gordon5, James Gordon4, William Gordon3, James Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1
Warren LineageWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr8, Mary Alice (May) Stillwell7, Nancy Beaumont Warren6, Truman Abraham Warren5, Lyman B. Warren4, Abraham Warren3, Captain Elisha Warren2, Abraham Warren1
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Parents

FatherWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr (1890 - 1959)
MotherGeorgianna St. Martin (1889 - 1992)

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Thomas C. Gordon Sr.
Warren McKean Gordon Sr. (1890-1959) and son Thomas Campbell Gordon (1916-1998)
Tom and Margaret Gordon with son Tom Junior - May 1942
Thomas Campbell Gordon, Sr.
Patricia and Thomas C. Gordon Sr. at her wedding to Robert Schroeder - 3 Jan 1997 - Little Falls, Minnesota

Life Events and Notes

  • 1916
    Birth
    3 May 1916
    Thomas Campbell Gordon Sr was born on 3 May 1916 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 1
  • 1916
    Baptism
    25 Jun 1916
    He was baptized on 25 Jun 1916 in Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Minnesota. It was also known as the French Catholic Church
  • 1938~22
    Occupation
    1938
    He was a drug clerk in 1938 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 2
  • 193821
    Engagement | Margaret Bock Ahrne
    Apr 1938
    He and Margaret Bock Ahrne were engaged in Apr 1938 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 3
    Margaret Ahrne engagement 1938
  • 193822
    30 Oct 1938
    Age 21
    Birth 21 Aug 1917 | Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG
    Death: 5 Jul 2001 | Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United StatesG
    He married Margaret Bock Ahrne, daughter of Hilding N. Ahrne and Esther Christine Bock, on 30 Oct 1938 in Northwood, Worth, Iowa, United States.
    Citation: 2
    Thomas C Gordon - marriage cer
  • 193922
    Birth of Child | Thomas Campbell Gordon Jr
    30 Apr 1939
    His son Thomas Campbell Gordon Jr was born on 30 Apr 1939 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1940~24
    Occupation
    1940
    He was a book binder for the city legal library in 1940 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 4
  • 194024
    Milit Reg-WWII
    16 Oct 1940
    He registered for World War II military service on 16 Oct 1940 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 5
    Thomas Campbell Gordon - World War II Draft Registration - 1940
  • 195943
    21 Sep 1959
    His father Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr died on 21 Sep 1959 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1960~44
    Occupation
    1960
    He was a salesman in 1960 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 199276
    Death of Parent | Georgianna St. Martin
    4 Nov 1992
    His mother Georgianna St. Martin died on 4 Nov 1992 in 1503 Riverview Drive, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 199882
    Death
    18 Jul 1998
    Thomas died on 18 Jul 1998 in Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG, at age 82.
    Citation: 6
  • 1998
    Obituary
    21 Jul 1998
    Tom's obituary appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on 21 July 1998 and the St Cloud Times on 23 July.
    Citation: 3
    Thomas C Gordon - Obituary - 1998
    Thomas C Gordon Obituary 1998A
  • 1998
    Funeral
    22 Jul 1998
    His funeral was held on 22 Jul 1998 in Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Edina, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1998
    Burial
    22 Jul 1998
    He was buried on 22 Jul 1998 in Calvary Cemetery at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.

    Find A Grave Memorial Link.
    Citation: 7
  • 2001
    Death of Spouse | Margaret Bock Ahrne
    5 Jul 2001
    His wife Margaret Bock Ahrne died on 5 Jul 2001 in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United StatesG.

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: Margaret Bock Ahrne (1917 - 2001)

SonThomas Campbell Gordon Jr (1939 - )

Citations

  1. [S97] Birth Registrations entry, Births, Book D, Page 224, Line 52, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  3. [S294] Newspapers.com, online www.newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as Newspapers.com.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  6. [S218] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002), online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002.)
  7. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 109706832. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  9. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  10. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1945 South Dakota State Census.

Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon Jr

Person ID #11, (1919 - 1980)
Last Edited13 Jun 2022
Father of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr6, Thomas Campbell Gordon5, James Gordon4, William Gordon3, James Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1
Warren LineageWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr8, Mary Alice (May) Stillwell7, Nancy Beaumont Warren6, Truman Abraham Warren5, Lyman B. Warren4, Abraham Warren3, Captain Elisha Warren2, Abraham Warren1
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Parents

FatherWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr (1890 - 1959)
MotherGeorgianna St. Martin (1889 - 1992)

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Warren M. Gordon Jr. High School photograph - about 1937
Warren M Gordon Jr ca 1920
Buzz Gordon at Parker Scout Reservation
Patricia (Durrenberger) Gordon and Warren M Gordon Jr., Little Falls, Minnesota - ca 1979
Warren M. Gordon Sr. and Jr., at the 1946 wedding of Warren Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger
Warren M Gordon Jr as child

Life Events and Notes

  • 1919
    Birth
    1 Jul 1919
    Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon Jr was born on 1 Jul 1919 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+. According to an entry in his Baby Book, Warren weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces and he was born at 8:15 AM. He had brown hair and blue eyes. The doctor who delivered him was Dr. E.L. Fortier and the nurse was Miss Kohler.
  • 19190
    Note
    4 Jul 1919
    Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
    July 4, 1919
    "Born" section

    GORDON - To Mr. and Mrs. Warren M. Gordon, Tuesday, July 1, a son.

  • 1919
    Baptism
    3 Aug 1919
    He was baptized on 3 Aug 1919 in Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+. He was baptised by Father Pellitt. His godparents were Mrs. C.P. Richardson (Marie St. Martin) and Mr. George Moeglein Jr.
    Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Minnesota. It was also known as the French Catholic Church
  • Occupation
    Bet 7 Dec 1937 and 31 Oct 1940
    He was a motion picture theater manager for Falls Amusement Company bet 7 Dec 1937 and 31 Oct 1940 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 1
  • 193919
    Graduation
    2 Jun 1939
    He graduated from Little Falls High School in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+, on 2 Jun 1939.
    Little Falls High School, Little Falls, Minnesota (no longer exists)
  • 194121
    Military Induction
    10 Feb 1941
    He was inducted into the military on 10 Feb 1941 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+. At the time of his enlistment, Warren was listed with a height of 68 inches and a weight of 152 pounds. He enlisted in the Quartermaster Corps at the rank of Corporal from the National Guard. His civilian occupation was listed as a forging press operator. He was single without dependants. He trained at Camp Claiborne, LA during 1941.

    His troop carrier, the USS Chateau Thierry, sailed on 15 January 1942 from Brooklyn, NY to Dublin, Ireland where he arrived on 27 January 1942.

    On December 24, 1942 he and his military unit boarded the S.S. Orontes in Liverpool, England for their trip to North Africa. This ship was converted from a passenger ship to a troop carrier during World War II. After the war it returned to passenger service.

    After the war, he returned to the United States from Pisa, Italy on 6 June 1945 and arrived in Miami on 17 June 1945.

    He was dischaged from active duty on July 31, 1945 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota.
    SS Orontes
    At the conclusion of World War II, Warren returned to the United States aboard the SS Orontes which departed from Pisa, Italy (Livorno) on 6 June 1945 and arrived in Miami on 17 June 1945.
    Travels of Warren M Gordon Jr. during World War II
    This map shows the travels of Buzz Gordon during World War II. From New York in January 1942 to Ireland and then from England to North Africa. The next leg was from North Africa to Italy and finally returning to America at the end of the war in 1945.
    USS Chateau Thierry
    The USS Chateau Thierry was the troop transport ship that carried Warren and other members of his unit to Europe during World War II. The ship sailed from New York to Ireland where they disembarked.
    "Buzz" Gordon and friends during World War II
    Photo of Buzz Gordon relaxing with some Army companions, most likely from Little Falls, MN, near the end of World War II in Italy.
  • 1944~25
    Note
    1944
    'Buzz" receives a blessing from Pope Pius XII at Saint Peter's Catherdral in Vatican City, Rome, Itay in the summer of 1944.
    Warren M Gordon, Rome, Italy, 1944
  • 194526
    Milit-End
    11 Jul 1945
    He ended military service on 11 Jul 1945 in Fort Snelling, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Warren M. Gordon Jr., military record and discharge, 1945
  • 194627
    Jul 1946
    He and Patricia Mary Durrenberger were engaged in Jul 1946 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Warren M Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger engagement - July 1946
  • Occupation
    Bet 1 Jul 1946 and 31 Oct 1947
    He was a manager of the 34th Club bet 1 Jul 1946 and 31 Oct 1947 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 194627
    14 Aug 1946
    Age 20
    Birth 4 Jul 1926 | Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG
    Death: 1 Feb 1988 | University Community Hospital, Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United StatesG
    He married Patricia Mary Durrenberger, daughter of John George Durrenberger and Mary Angela Weibeler, on 14 Aug 1946 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States. Warren's brother, Thomas Gordon, was the best man and his sister, Joan Gordon, was the bridesmaid. They held their wedding reception at the Little Falls Country Club.
    Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Minnesota. It was also known as the French Catholic Church
    Warren M. Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger Wedding photo 14 August 1946
    Warren M Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger wedding, 1946
  • 194727
    17 Jun 1947
    His son Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III was born on 17 Jun 1947 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • Occupation
    From 15 Oct 1947 - 1978
    He was a chief stock controller for US Property and Fiscal Office from 15 Oct 1947 - 1978 in Camp Ripley, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 2
  • 195030
    Birth of Child | Suzanne Marie Gordon
    10 Jan 1950
    His daughter Suzanne Marie Gordon was born on 10 Jan 1950 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 195031
    Milit-Beg
    9 Sep 1950
    He began active military service on 9 Sep 1950 in Camp McCoy, Monroe, Wisconsin, United StatesG. The men of the 109th Transportation Truck battalion from Camp Ripley, MN were sworn into Federal service for possible deployment to Korea.
    "Guard Units Depart Friday", Little Falls Daily Transcript - September 1950
  • 195131
    Milit-End
    19 May 1951
    He ended military service on 19 May 1951.
    Citation: 3
  • 195435
    Birth of Child | Nancy Ann Gordon
    20 Aug 1954
    His daughter Nancy Ann Gordon was born on 20 Aug 1954 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 195637
    8 Dec 1956
    His son James Patrick (Jimmy G) Gordon was born on 8 Dec 1956 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 195940
    21 Sep 1959
    His father Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr died on 21 Sep 1959 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 197555
    Note
    19 Feb 1975
    Buzz Gordon receives the Silver Scout Award.
    Buzz Gordon receives Silver Sc
  • 198060
    Death
    27 Mar 1980
    Warren died on 27 Mar 1980 at the home of his nephew, Michael Morris, in 6505 Portland Avenue S., Richfield, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG, at age 60.
    Citations: 4,5
    Warren M. Gordon Jr., death certificate, 1980
  • 198060
    Cause of Death
    27 Mar 1980
    He died of subarachnoid hemorrhage and marked malnutrition due to dumping syndrome.
    Citation: 5
  • 1980
    Obituary
    28 Mar 1980
    Obituary of Warren M. Gordon Jr.
    Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN, March 28, 1980

    WARREN M. "BUZZ" GORDON

    Warren M. "Buzz" Gordon, 60, of 615 N.E. 11th St., Little Falls, died Thursday evening in Minneapolis. Funeral services will be Monday at 1 P.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls. The services will be concelebrated. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

    Visitation in the Simonet Funeral Home in Little Falls will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday and also on Monday prior to services. The parish Prayer Service will be recited at 8 p.m. and the Christian Mother Prayer Service will be at 7:30 p.m.

    Mr. Gordon was born July 1, 1919 in Little Falls, sons of Warren M. and Georgiana Gordon Sr. He lived in Little Falls all of his life. He was a retired chief stock controller at Camp Ripley. He married Patricia Durenberger August 14, 1946 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Little Falls.

    Mr. Gordon was a World War II and Korean Veteran, a member of the executive board of Boy Scouts of America, and past president of Community Corrections. He was a member of Exchange Club, and a member of the Board of Housing and Urban Development. He was a past member of Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis, and an usher and lector at St. Mary's Church.

    Survivors include his wife, Patricia, sons Warren III (Sandy) of Anchorage, James of Tampa; daughters Suzanne McCollough, Tampa, Mrs. Steve (Nancy) Grams, Grand Island, Neb.; brother Thomas C., Bedford, N.H., sisters Joan Morris, Ceour-D-Alene, Idaho, Patricia Rausch, Little Falls, and mother Mrs. W.M. Georgiana Gordon of Little Falls. He is also survived by three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Rochelle.
    Citation: 2
    Warren M. Gordon Jr. obituary, 1980
  • 1980
    Funeral
    31 Mar 1980
    His funeral was held on 31 Mar 1980 in Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1980
    Burial
    31 Mar 1980
    He was buried on 31 Mar 1980 in Calvary Cemetery at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.

    Find A Grave Memorial Link.
    Citation: 6
  • Biography
    Warren McKean "Buzz" Gordon Jr. was born July 1, 1919 in Little Falls, Morrison Co, Minnesota. He was the second of five children of Warren McKean Gordon Sr. and Georgiana St. Martin.

    As a child, approximately 1930, the family moved to St. Paul, Minnesota where he attended Creighton High School for a short time. The family returned to Little Falls where Buzz attended Little Falls High School where he graduated in 1939.

    After high school he joined the Minnesota National Guard and served his basic training at Camp Claiborne, LA. He was assigned to active duty at the start of World War II, 1942 and served in the European campaign. He served with the 5th Army in North Africa, Italy, and trained in Ireland and England. He received a Purple Heart for wounds received in Italy.

    An article in the Little Falls newspaper read:

    Sgt Warren Gordon Gets Purple Heart

    Wounded in action in Italy January 3, Sgt Warren (Buzz) Gordon, son of Mr. And Mrs. W.M. Gordon, has received the Purple Heart award.

    Warren received leg wounds when his outfit was bombed by about 25 German airmen. At the same time he was injured, one of his close friends, who was standing next to him was killed. It was the same bombing in which Sgt. John Patyk and Ronald DelaHunt were injured.

    Buzz was released from active duty in 1945 and he returned to Little Falls. In the fall of 1945 he moved to Chicago to attend Northern Illinois College of Ophthalmology in order to pursue a career in that field. For personal reasons he dropped out of school and returned to Little Falls, Minnesota to live. It was there that he met his future wife, Patricia Mary Durrenberger, originally from Perham, Minnesota. They were married at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Little Falls in August 14, 1946 and celebrated their wedding reception at the Little Falls Country Club. Buzz and Pat had four children, all born in Little Falls. They were Warren McKean Patrick "Sandy" Gordon III (June 17, 1947), Suzanne Marie Gordon (January 10, 1950), Nancy Ann Gordon (August 20, 1954), and James Patrick Gordon (December 8, 1956).

    In 1947 Buzz accepted civilian employment as a warehouse supervisor with the Minnesota National Guard at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, just 7 miles north of Little Falls. At the same time, he opened a tavern called the 34th Club on Highway 371 just north of Little Falls. He was a partner in this venture with Bill "Sonny" Arndt. They operated the tavern for about 18 months until it went out of business.

    In late 1950 he was called back to active duty because of the Korean Conflict. He was assigned to Camp McCoy, Wisconsin where he served for several months years until being discharged for his recurring medical problems. During his absence, Patricia and children, Sandy and Suzanne lived in an apartment above the American Legion club near the Northeast corner of First Street and Broadway in Little Falls. In June 1951 the family moved to a small, two-story, 3 bedroom home at 114 8th Street SE where they lived for approximately 25 years and raised a family of four children.

    During the late 1950's and 1960's, Buzz became involved as a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. In appreciation for his outstanding efforts, he received many awards including the Silver Beaver Award. In addition, he served as the President of the Central Minnesota Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

    In 1973 Buzz received a disability retirement from his position as Chief Stock Controller at Camp Ripley due to his recurring stomach problems related to his service during World War II. In 1978, Buzz and Pat sold their family home and moved to an apartment about a mile from their former home. This is where they lived until his untimely passing in 1980.

    At the age of 60, Warren died in his sleep on March 27, 1980 at the home of his nephew, Michael Morris, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He had traveled to Minneapolis to attend a doctor's appointment and was staying with his nephew for the evening. The cause of his death was listed on his death certificate as a subarachnoid hemorrhage.

    Among other accomplishments, his obituary in the Little Falls newspaper said "Mr. Gordon was a World War II and Korean Veteran, a member of the executive board of Boy Scouts of America, and past president of Community Corrections. He was a member of Exchange Club, and a member of the Board of Housing and Urban Development. He was a past member of Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis, and an usher and lector at St. Mary's Church".

    He was buried on March 31, 1980 at Calvary Cemetery in Little Falls with funeral services at the St. Mary's Catholic Church.
    Citation: 7
  • Note
    During Warren's adult life he was active in many civic organizations. He was:

    1. Member of the Knights of Columbus from 1946 to 1950
    2. Member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce from 1951-1953
    3. Member of the Saint Mary's School Parent Teachers Association from 1953 to 1965
    4. Member of the Entertainment Committee for the Little Falls Junior High School PTA from 1961-1962
    5. Member of the American Legion from 1945 to 1980 and was the Finance Officer for two of the years
    6. Boy Scouts of America activities:
    a. Chairman of Troop 88 Committee 1948-1958
    b. District Finance Officer for the Central Minnesota Council from 1958
    c. Chairman of the Annual Drive for funds in the city of Little Falls for three years
    d. Named Scouter of the Year by the President of the Central Minnesota Council of Boy Scouts in 1960
    e. Vice President of the Central Minnesota Council of BSA from Non 1963-65
    f. Awarded the Silver Beaver Award from the Cental Minnesota Council in 1964
    g. Council Finance Chairman 1963-1965
    h. President of the Central Minnesota Council of the Boy Scouts of America in November 1965.
  • 1988
    Death of Spouse | Patricia Mary Durrenberger
    1 Feb 1988
    His wife Patricia Mary Durrenberger died on 1 Feb 1988 in University Community Hospital, Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United StatesG.
  • 1992
    Death of Parent | Georgianna St. Martin
    4 Nov 1992
    His mother Georgianna St. Martin died on 4 Nov 1992 in 1503 Riverview Drive, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: Patricia Mary Durrenberger (1926 - 1988)

SonWarren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (1947 - )
DaughterSuzanne Marie Gordon (1950 - )
DaughterNancy Ann Gordon (1954 - )
SonJames Patrick (Jimmy G) Gordon (1956 - 2010)

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1940 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S65] Warren M. Gordon Jr. Obituary, Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, Minnesota, March 29, 1980. Hereinafter cited as Little Falls Transcript.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010.
  4. [S218] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002), online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002.)
  5. [S70] Warren M. Gordon Jr., Death Certificate No. 2280009148 (April 4, 1980), unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Warren M. Gordon Jr., Death Certificate.
  6. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  7. [S7] "Warren M. Gordon III, Personal Research and Experience", 1988-2022, Warren M. (Sandy) Gordon III (70 Royal Loop, Sequim, WA). Hereinafter cited as "Warren M. Gordon personal experience."
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  9. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.

Rochelle Mary Gordon

Person ID #12, (1921 - 1921)
Last Edited6 Apr 2021
Aunt of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr6, Thomas Campbell Gordon5, James Gordon4, William Gordon3, James Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1
Warren LineageWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr8, Mary Alice (May) Stillwell7, Nancy Beaumont Warren6, Truman Abraham Warren5, Lyman B. Warren4, Abraham Warren3, Captain Elisha Warren2, Abraham Warren1
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Parents

FatherWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr (1890 - 1959)
MotherGeorgianna St. Martin (1889 - 1992)

Photo and Exhibit Gallery

Rochelle Mary Gordon - Calvary Cemetery, Little Falls, Minnesota
Rochelle Mary Gordon obituary, 1921

Life Events and Notes

  • 1921
    Birth
    23 May 1921
    Rochelle Mary Gordon was born on 23 May 1921 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 1
  • 1921
    Baptism
    19 Jun 1921
    She was baptized on 19 Jun 1921 in Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Minnesota. It was also known as the French Catholic Church
  • 19210
    Death
    23 Dec 1921
    Rochelle died on 23 Dec 1921 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG, at age 0.
    Citations: 2,3
  • 19210
    Cause of Death
    23 Dec 1921
    She died of peritonitis.
    Citation: 2
  • 1921
    Obituary
    24 Dec 1921
    Obituary of Rochelle Mary Gordon
    Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN, December 24, 1921

    Died Rochelle Mary Gordon, the seven-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Gordon, died at 11:20 last night at St. Gabriel's hospital as the result of peritonitis, after an illness of about three days. An operation was performed yesterday in efforts to save the little one's life, but it was futile.

    The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from the St, Francis Xavier church, Rev. Arthur Lamothe officiating. Internment will be Calvary cemetery.

  • 1921
    Funeral
    25 Dec 1921
    Her funeral was held on 25 Dec 1921 in Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Minnesota. It was also known as the French Catholic Church
  • 1921
    Burial
    25 Dec 1921
    She was buried on 25 Dec 1921 in Calvary Cemetery at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.
    Citation: 2
  • 1921
    Note
    30 Dec 1921
    Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
    December 30, 1921
    "Come and Gone" section

    Mrs. Ralph Barber and Miss Eleanor St. Martin of Minneapolis, were in Little Falls Monday for the funeral of their neice, Rochelle Gordon.
  • 1959
    21 Sep 1959
    Her father Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr died on 21 Sep 1959 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1992
    Death of Parent | Georgianna St. Martin
    4 Nov 1992
    Her mother Georgianna St. Martin died on 4 Nov 1992 in 1503 Riverview Drive, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Citations

  1. [S97] Birth Registrations entry, Births, Book E, Page 27, Line 77, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  2. [S52] Rochelle Gordon Obituary, Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, Minnesota, 24 December 1921. Hereinafter cited as Little Falls Transcript.
  3. [S98] unknown name of person entry, Death Records, Morrison County, Minnesota, Book E, Page 21, Line 91, unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Death Records, Morrison Co., MN.

JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon

Person ID #13, (1926 - 1999)
Last Edited6 Apr 2021
Aunt of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr6, Thomas Campbell Gordon5, James Gordon4, William Gordon3, James Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1
Warren LineageWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr8, Mary Alice (May) Stillwell7, Nancy Beaumont Warren6, Truman Abraham Warren5, Lyman B. Warren4, Abraham Warren3, Captain Elisha Warren2, Abraham Warren1
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Parents

FatherWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr (1890 - 1959)
MotherGeorgianna St. Martin (1889 - 1992)

Photo and Exhibit Gallery

Joan Gordon (1926-1999) , Little Falls, Minnesota
JoAnn (Joan) Gordon Funeral Card - 1999

Life Events and Notes

  • 1926
    Birth
    22 Sep 1926
    JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon was born on 22 Sep 1926 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 1
  • 1926
    Baptism
    24 Oct 1926
    She was baptized on 24 Oct 1926 in Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Minnesota. It was also known as the French Catholic Church
  • 1945~19
    Graduation
    1945
    Graduated from Saint Francis High School in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+, in 1945.
  • 1946
    Ca. 1946
    Birth 12 Feb 1926 | Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United StatesG
    Death: 2 Aug 2004 | Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, United StatesG
    She married Claude Wessel Morris ca. 1946.
  • 194720
    Birth of Child | Patrick John Morris
    14 Apr 1947
    Her son Patrick John Morris was born on 14 Apr 1947 in Bemidji, Beltrami, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 194922
    Birth of Child | Michael Claude Morris
    9 Feb 1949
    Her son Michael Claude Morris was born on 9 Feb 1949 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 195023
    Birth of Child | Carolyn Marie Morris
    6 Sep 1950
    Her daughter Carolyn Marie Morris was born on 6 Sep 1950 in Bemidji, Beltrami, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 195225
    Birth of Child | Kathryn Mary Morris
    25 Apr 1952
    Her daughter Kathryn Mary Morris was born on 25 Apr 1952 in Bemidji, Beltrami, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 195730
    Birth of Child | Claudia Ann Morris
    20 Jun 1957
    Her daughter Claudia Ann Morris was born on 20 Jun 1957 in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 195932
    21 Sep 1959
    Her father Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr died on 21 Sep 1959 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 196437
    Birth of Child | Gordon Anthony Morris
    6 Sep 1964
    Her son Gordon Anthony Morris was born on 6 Sep 1964 in Edina, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 199266
    Death of Parent | Georgianna St. Martin
    4 Nov 1992
    Her mother Georgianna St. Martin died on 4 Nov 1992 in 1503 Riverview Drive, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 199972
    Death
    27 Jul 1999
    JoAnn died on 27 Jul 1999 in Power County Nursing Home, American Falls, Power, Idaho, United StatesG, at age 72.
  • 1999
    Cremation
    31 Jul 1999
    She was cremated on 31 Jul 1999 in American Falls, Power, Idaho, United StatesG.
  • 1999
    Obituary
    1 Aug 1999
    AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho -- JoAnn "Joan" Marie Morris, 72, American Falls, Idaho and formerly of Little Falls, died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at the Power County Nursing Home in American Falls.

    She was born Sept. 22, 1926, in Little Falls to Warren and Georgianna Gordon II. She graduated from St. Francis High School in 1945. She married Claude Morris. They lived in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. They later divorced. She moved to Minneapolis where she worked for Coldwell Banker and Martin Homes as a receptionist. In 1986, she moved to Little Falls. After her mother died in 1992, she moved to American Falls. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Little Falls and Presentation of the Lord, St. Mary's in American Falls.

    Survivors include three sons, Patrick Morris, Overland Park, Kan., Michael Morris, Phoenix, and Gordon Morris, Lenexa, Kan.; three daughters, Carolyn Setzler, Apple Valley, Kathryn Morris, Spokane, Wash., and Claudia Brulotte, American Falls; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Patricia Schroeder, Little Falls.

    Her parents, two brothers, Thomas Gordon III, and Warren "Buzz" Gordon II, and a sister, Rochelle Gordon, died earlier.

    Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Little Falls with Rev. Nick Landsberger officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery of Little Falls. A memorial mass was also conducted at Presentation of the Lord, St. Mary's Parish in American Falls, Idaho.

    Arrangements are with Shelley Funeral Chapel of Little Falls.
  • 1999
    Funeral
    14 Aug 1999
    Her funeral was held on 14 Aug 1999 in Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1999
    Burial
    14 Aug 1999
    She was buried on 14 Aug 1999 in Calvary Cemetery at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.

    Find A Grave Memorial Link.
    Citation: 2
  • 2004
    Death of Spouse | Claude Wessel Morris
    2 Aug 2004
    Her husband Claude Wessel Morris died on 2 Aug 2004 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, United StatesG.

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: Claude Wessel Morris (1926 - 2004)

SonPatrick John Morris (1947 - )
SonMichael Claude Morris (1949 - 2021)
DaughterCarolyn Marie Morris (1950 - )
DaughterKathryn Mary Morris (1952 - )
DaughterClaudia Ann Morris (1957 - )
SonGordon Anthony Morris (1964 - )

Citations

  1. [S97] Birth Registrations entry, Births, Book E, Page 152, Line 357, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  2. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, (accessed 08 June 2020), memorial page for JoAnn Marie Gordon Morris (22 Sep 1926–27 Jul 1999), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9304799, citing Calvary Cemetery, Little Falls, Morrison County, Minnesota, USA; Maintained by Unknown (contributor 46626615). Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

Patricia Mary Gordon

Person ID #14, (1929 - 2021)
Last Edited26 May 2021
Aunt of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr6, Thomas Campbell Gordon5, James Gordon4, William Gordon3, James Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1
Warren LineageWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr8, Mary Alice (May) Stillwell7, Nancy Beaumont Warren6, Truman Abraham Warren5, Lyman B. Warren4, Abraham Warren3, Captain Elisha Warren2, Abraham Warren1
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Parents

FatherWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr (1890 - 1959)
MotherGeorgianna St. Martin (1889 - 1992)

Photo and Exhibit Gallery

Patricia Gordon Schroeder
Pat Rausch - ca 1960
Patricia Gordon Schroeder

Life Events and Notes

  • 1929
    Birth
    6 Feb 1929
    Patricia Mary Gordon was born on 6 Feb 1929 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 1
  • 1929
    Baptism
    14 Apr 1929
    She was baptized on 14 Apr 1929 in Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Minnesota. It was also known as the French Catholic Church
  • 1947~18
    Graduation
    1947
    She graduated from Little Falls High School in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG, in 1947.
    Citation: 2
    Patricia Mary Gordon - Little Falls High School Yearbook - 1947
    Little Falls High School, Little Falls, Minnesota (no longer exists)
  • 194718
    29 Jun 1947
    She became the godmother at Warren's baptism on 29 Jun 1947 in Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Minnesota. It was also known as the French Catholic Church
    Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Minnesota. It was also known as the French Catholic Church
  • 195223
    2 Sep 1952
    Age 25
    Birth 8 Aug 1927 | Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+
    Death: 13 Jun 1993 | Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United StatesG
    She married Cyriacus (Cyri) Henry Rausch on 2 Sep 1952 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States. Pat's sister, Joan, was the bridesmaid at the wedding.
    Citation: 3
    Cyri Rausch and Pat Gordon wedding party - September 1952
  • Occupation
    From 1953 - 1998
    She was a registered nurse and medical assistant for the Little Falls Clinic from 1953 - 1998 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 195930
    21 Sep 1959
    Her father Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr died on 21 Sep 1959 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1969~40
    Divorce | Divorcee | Cyriacus (Cyri) Henry Rausch
    1969
    She was divorced from Cyriacus (Cyri) Henry Rausch in 1969 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 199263
    Death of Parent | Georgianna St. Martin
    4 Nov 1992
    Her mother Georgianna St. Martin died on 4 Nov 1992 in 1503 Riverview Drive, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 199364
    13 Jun 1993
    Her former husband Cyriacus (Cyri) Henry Rausch died on 13 Jun 1993 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United StatesG.
  • 199767
    3 Jan 1997
    Age 67
    Birth 13 Oct 1929 | Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+
    She married Robert Harry Schroeder, son of Harry George Schroeder and Delphia Grace Tedford, on 3 Jan 1997 at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.
    Robert and Pat Schroeder -1998
  • 202192
    Death
    19 May 2021
    Patricia died on 19 May 2021 in at home, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG, at age 92.
    Citation: 2
  • 202192
    Cause of Death
    19 May 2021
    She died of pancreatic cancer.
    Citation: 2
  • 2021
    Obituary
    21 May 2021
    Obituary of Patricia Gordon

    Patricia M. Schroeder, 92-year-old resident of Little Falls, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 19, after a valiant struggle with pancreatic cancer and COPD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, May 26 at 11:30 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

    Patricia Gordon was born February 6, 1929 in Little Falls, MN to Warren and Georgianna Gordon. She attended grade school at the old Washington School, later attending St. Francis High School for one year then going to Little Falls High School, graduating in 1947. She then attended nurses training school in Breckenridge, MN. Pat finished her training at Miller Hospital in St. Paul, MN. She came back to Little Falls and went to work for Dr. Milo Hanson as his nurse. She worked for Dr. Milo Hanson for almost forty years. She then went to the Little Falls Clinic where she stayed until she retired in 1998. Pat married Robert Schroeder on January 3, 1997. A memorable day as that night there was a snowstorm that left 21 inches of snow. Pat loved gardening and spoiling her dogs. She was a mother to her nieces and nephews. She was a wonderful cook and baker, especially her apple pie. Pat was a member of St. Mary's Church and helped serve with the funeral group.

    Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Robert; stepsons, Larry (Roberta) Schroeder, Cory Schroeder; five nieces and five nephews and her faithful dog Molly.

    Arrangements are with the Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls. 320-632-4393.
  • 2021
    Funeral
    26 May 2021
    Her funeral was held on 26 May 2021 in Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 2
  • 2021
    Burial
    26 May 2021
    She was buried on 26 May 2021 in Saint Mary's Cemetery at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.

    Find A Grave Memorial Link.
    Citations: 4,2

Census and Residence Events

Citations

  1. [S97] Birth Registrations entry, Births, Book F, Page 1, Line 17, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  2. [S290] Obituary or Monument Inscription of the deceased.
  3. [S126] Marriage Records, Church Records, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  4. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial ID 227428364. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

Anton Durrenberger

Person ID #15, (1869 - 1930)
Last Edited3 May 2021
Great-grandfather of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Durrenberger LineageGebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger4, Frans Anton Dürrenberger3, Josef Dürrenberger2, Martin Dürrenberger1
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Parents

FatherGebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger (1818 - 1900)
MotherTheresia Mueller (Miller) (1829 - 1919)

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Anton Durrenberger 1869-1930
Anton and Kate Durrenberger (in the center)
Anton and Kate Durrenberger (standing on the left)
Anton Durrenberger (1869-1930) on the left
J.G. Durrenberger (front row- second from left) and his brothers and sons James and Robert ca 1940
Anton Durrenberger (1869-1930)
The six sons of Anton Durrenberger and Kate Welter - ca 1915
The six sons of Anton Durrenberger and Kate Welter

Life Events and Notes

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter (1866 - 1958)

SonJohn George Durrenberger (1887 - 1974)
SonJoseph Maxmillan Durrenberger (1889 - 1969)
DaughterMary Petronilla Durrenberger (1890 - 1971)
DaughterVeronica Aurelia Durrenberger (1893 - 1970)
SonRaymond John Durrenberger (1896 - 1987)
SonPeter Simon Durrenberger (1898 - 1967)
DaughterAnna D. Durrenberger (1900 - 1900)
SonHarry Aloysius Durrenberger (1901 - 1980)
SonMark A. Durenberger (1904 - 1907)
SonSylvester Michael Durrenberger (1909 - 1972)

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1885 Minnesota State Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1895 Minnesota State Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  4. [S218] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002), online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002.)
  5. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 170837064. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1870 US Census.

Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter

Person ID #16, (1866 - 1958)
Last Edited20 Apr 2021
Great-grandmother of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
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Parents

FatherNicholas (Nic) Welter (Woelter) (ca. 1826 - 1900)
MotherAnna (Annie) Neuens (1833 - 1910)

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Katherine Welter
(1866-1958)
Katherine Welter, death certificate, 1958
Anton and Kate Durrenberger (in the center)
Anton and Kate Durrenberger (standing on the left)
Katherine Welter
Kate Welter Durrenberger
ca 1944
Katherine Welter (1866-1958) and her brother Henry Welter (1857-1942)
Katherine Welter Durrenberger and Sister Petronilla
Katherine Welter (1866-1958)
The six sons of Anton Durrenberger and Kate Welter - ca 1915

Life Events and Notes

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: Anton Durrenberger (1869 - 1930)

SonJohn George Durrenberger (1887 - 1974)
SonJoseph Maxmillan Durrenberger (1889 - 1969)
DaughterMary Petronilla Durrenberger (1890 - 1971)
DaughterVeronica Aurelia Durrenberger (1893 - 1970)
SonRaymond John Durrenberger (1896 - 1987)
SonPeter Simon Durrenberger (1898 - 1967)
DaughterAnna D. Durrenberger (1900 - 1900)
SonHarry Aloysius Durrenberger (1901 - 1980)
SonMark A. Durenberger (1904 - 1907)
SonSylvester Michael Durrenberger (1909 - 1972)

Citations

  1. [S290] Obituary or Monument Inscription of the deceased.
  2. [S68] Katherine Welter, Death Certificate No. 275312 (February 4, 1958), unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Katherine Welter, Death Certificate.
  3. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 170837072. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1880 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

John George Durrenberger

Person ID #17, (1887 - 1974)
Last Edited13 Jun 2022
Grandfather of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Durrenberger LineageAnton Durrenberger5, Gebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger4, Frans Anton Dürrenberger3, Josef Dürrenberger2, Martin Dürrenberger1
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Parents

FatherAnton Durrenberger (1869 - 1930)
MotherCatherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter (1866 - 1958)

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Jack and Angela Durrenberger
John G. Durrenberger
John G. Durrenberger and Angela Weibeler portrait
Children of J.G. and Angela Durrenberger and their grandmother Kate Welter Durrenberger
J G Durrenberger Children-text

Life Events and Notes

  • 1887
    Birth
    10 Aug 1887
    John George Durrenberger was born on 10 Aug 1887 in Le Sueur, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 1
  • 1910~23
    Occupation
    1910
    He was a hardware store saleman in 1910 in Le Sueur, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 2
  • 191528
    20 Oct 1915
    Age 24
    Birth 5 Sep 1891 | Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG
    Death: 5 Jan 1974 | Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG
    He married Mary Angela Weibeler, daughter of William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler and Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt, on 20 Oct 1915 at Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United States.

    Wedding of J.G. Durrenberger and A. Weibeler
    Belle Plaine Herald, Belle Plaine, MN October 21, 1915

    INTERESTING AFFAIR BEAUTIFULLY CARRIED OUT

    Miss Angela Weibeler, daughter of W.H. Weibeler, and Mr. John Durrenberger of St. Paul, were united in marriage at Sts. Peter and Paul's church Wednesday morning, Rev. John Curry officiating.

    Miss Helen Weibeler were maid of honor, and Ray Durrenberger was best man. The other attendants of the bridal party were Miss Mary Durrenberger and Miss Clara Townsend, and Messrs. Christian Weibeler and Nicholas Schons.

    The bride was attired in a gown of bride's satin trimmed with Spanish lace and fur with full court train, the veil caught with orange blossoms and carried a shower bouquet of roses and lilies of the valley. The bride's maids were attired in yellow crepe de chene and carried pink roses.

    A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's father for the immediate relatives. The rooms were decorated beautifully with oak leaves and yellow chrysanthemums.

    After an extended wedding trip through the northern part of the state, Mr. and Mrs. Durrenberger will be at home in Wadena.

    Those from out of town who were here for the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. A. Durrenberger, Miss Veronica Durrenberger, Peter Durrenberger, Miss Ida Tobias, of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Weibeler and Mrs. Fred Heywood, of Aitken; Miss Esther Rethwill, of Le Sueur.
    Citation: 3
    Wedding of John G. (Jack) Durrenberger and Angela Weibeler - 20 Oct 1915 (left to right) Mary Durrenberger, Christian "Cox" Weibeler, Clara Townsend, Nicholas Schons, John G. Durrenberger, Unknown Weibeler, Angela Weibeler, Unknown Weibeler, Raymond Durrenberger, Helen Weibeler
    J. G. Durrenberger and Angela Weibeler wedding, 1915
  • 1917~30
    Occupation
    1917
    He was a salesman for Basley and Frosman of Chicago, Illinois in 1917 in Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 4
  • 191729
    15 Mar 1917
    His son General William John Durrenberger was born on 15 Mar 1917 in Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 191729
    Milit Reg-WWI
    5 Jun 1917
    He registered for World War I military service on 5 Jun 1917 in Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 4
    John G. Durrenberger - World War I Draft Registration - 1917
  • 191831
    2 Oct 1918
    His son Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD was born on 2 Oct 1918 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 192033
    22 Aug 1920
    His son Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger was born on 22 Aug 1920 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 192335
    1 Jan 1923
    His son James Frederick Durrenberger was born on 1 Jan 1923 in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 192638
    4 Jul 1926
    His daughter Patricia Mary Durrenberger was born on 4 Jul 1926 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1930~43
    Occupation
    1930
    He was a traveling paint saleman in 1930 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 5
  • 193042
    Death of Parent | Anton Durrenberger
    22 Feb 1930
    His father Anton Durrenberger died on 22 Feb 1930 in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1940~53
    Occupation
    1940
    He was a traveling paint saleman in 1940 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 6
  • 1942~55
    Occupation
    1942
    He was a hardware salesman for Farwell, Ozmun, Kirk and Co. of Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1942 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 7
  • 194254
    Milit Reg-WWII
    25 Apr 1942
    He registered for World War II military service on 25 Apr 1942 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 7
    John G. Durrenberger World War II Draft Registration - 1942
  • 1945~58
    Occupation
    1945
    He was a salesman for Masog Clothing Store in 1945 in W. Broadway, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1955~68
    Occupation
    1955
    He was a Nutrilite distributor in 1955 in Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, United StatesG.
  • 195870
    1 Feb 1958
    His mother Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter died on 1 Feb 1958 in 1203 Blair Avenue, Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • Occupation
    Bet 1961 and 1970
    He was a owner and real estate broker of J.G. Durrenberger Realty bet 1961 and 1970 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 197486
    Death of Spouse | Mary Angela Weibeler
    5 Jan 1974
    His wife Mary Angela Weibeler died on 5 Jan 1974 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 197487
    Death
    24 Dec 1974
    John died on 24 Dec 1974 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+, at age 87.
    Citations: 8,1
    John George Durrenberger, death certificate, 1975
    John G. Durrenberger obituary, 1974
  • 1974
    Burial
    26 Dec 1974
    He was buried on 26 Dec 1974 in Calvary Cemetery at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.

    Find A Grave Memorial Link.
    Citation: 9

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: Mary Angela Weibeler (1891 - 1974)

SonGeneral William John Durrenberger (1917 - 2002)
SonDr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD (1918 - 2012)
SonCdr. John Anthony Durrenberger (1920 - 1984)
SonJames Frederick Durrenberger (1923 - 2000)
DaughterPatricia Mary Durrenberger (1926 - 1988)

Citations

  1. [S86] J.G. Durrenberger Obituary, Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, Minnesota, December 26, 1974. Hereinafter cited as Little Falls Transcript.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1910 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  3. [S88] Angela Weibeler Wedding, Belle Plaine Herald, Belle Plaine, Minnesota, October 21, 1915. Hereinafter cited as Belle Plaine Herald.
  4. [S233] Military Records, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918., 4,582 Microfilm Rolls (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records). Hereinafter cited as World War I Draft Registration Cards, (1917-1918).
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  8. [S218] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002), online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002.)
  9. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 126923136. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  10. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.

William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler

Person ID #18, (1839 - 1923)
Last Edited7 Apr 2021
Great-grandfather of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
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Parents

FatherJohann Weibeler (1788 - 1866)
MotherAnna Maria Schmitz (ca. 1801 - Aft 1858)

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William Hubert Weibeler
William H. Weibeler, death certificate, 1923
Weibeler General Store, Belle Plaine, Minnesota
W.H. Weibeler family and store workers, Belle Plaine, MN - 1888
W.H. Weibeler family and store workers, Belle Plaine, MN - 1888
William Hubert Weibeler obituary, 1923
William Hubert Weibeler obituary, 1923
W.H. Weibeler Will - 1920
W.H. Weibeler naturalization - 1877

Life Events and Notes

  • 1839
    Birth
    8 Jun 1839
    William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler was born on 8 Jun 1839 in Nettesheim-Butzheim, Rhineland, Preußen, GermanyG.
    Citation: 1
  • 1839
    Baptism
    9 Jun 1839
    He was baptized on 9 Jun 1839 in Nettesheim-Butzheim, Rhineland, Preußen, GermanyG.
    Citation: 1
  • 1858
    Death of Parent | Anna Maria Schmitz
    Aft 1858
    His mother Anna Maria Schmitz died aft 1858 in Rhineland, PrussiaG.
  • 1866~27
    Occupation
    1866
    He was a farmer in 1866 in Butzheim, Rhineland, Preußen, GermanyG.
  • 186626
    Death of Parent | Johann Weibeler
    23 Feb 1866
    His father Johann Weibeler died on 23 Feb 1866 in GermanyG.
  • 1867~28
    Immigration
    1867
    He immigrated to America in 1867.
    Citation: 2
  • 186727
    Psgr List
    13 Apr 1867
    He was found on a passenger list on 13 Apr 1867 in Hamburg, GermanyG. He sailed on the ship Cimbria and it was noted that he was from Butzheim, Germany. His occupation was listed as Arbeiter or worker.
    Citation: 3
  • 1872~33
    Naturalization
    1872
    He was naturalized in 1872.
    Citation: 4
  • 187333
    5 May 1873
    Age 20
    Birth 6 Jun 1852 | Dörbach, Bernkastel-Wittlich, Rhineland-Pfalz, GermanyG
    Death: 2 Nov 1907 | Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG
    He married Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt, daughter of Christian L. Schmitt and Angeline Hansen, on 5 May 1873 at Jessenland Church in Jessenland, Sibley, Minnesota, United States.
  • 187434
    16 May 1874
    His son Gerhard (Jerry) Hubert Weibeler was born on 16 May 1874 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 187536
    8 Nov 1875
    His daughter Anna Maria (Mayme) Weibeler was born on 8 Nov 1875 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 187738
    25 Aug 1877
    His son Johann Hubert (John) Weibeler was born on 25 Aug 1877 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 187738
    18 Dec 1877
    His son Johann Hubert (John) Weibeler died on 18 Dec 1877 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 187839
    25 Nov 1878
    His son Frank Hubert (Pat) Weibeler was born on 25 Nov 1878 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 188142
    Birth of Child | Peter Hubert Weibeler
    9 Sep 1881
    His son Peter Hubert Weibeler was born on 9 Sep 1881 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 188344
    Birth of Child | Katherine (Kate) Weibeler
    19 Dec 1883
    His daughter Katherine (Kate) Weibeler was born on 19 Dec 1883 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 188445
    Note
    14 Oct 1884
    Saint Paul Globe, Saint Paul, Minnesota
    October 14, 1884

    Dissolution of Partnership

    Notice is hereby given, that the Corporation heretofore existing between Henry Theviot, Fred Luken and Wm. H. Weibeler, on the firm name of H. Theviot & Co., at Brainerd, Minnesota, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. W.H. Weibeler will continue the business in his own name, and will settle all claims against the said firm. Al debts due said firm must be paid to said W. A. Weibeler without delay. All coimmunications to be made to W.H. Weibeler, ay Belle Plaine, Minn.

    Dated at Brainerd, this 9th day of October, 1884.

    Henry Theviot
    Fred Luken
    W.H. Weibeler.

  • 188647
    Birth of Child | William Mathias Weibeler
    22 Nov 1886
    His son William Mathias Weibeler was born on 22 Nov 1886 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 188949
    5 Apr 1889
    His daughter Clara Margaret (Topsey) Weibeler was born on 5 Apr 1889 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 189152
    Birth of Child | Mary Angela Weibeler
    5 Sep 1891
    His daughter Mary Angela Weibeler was born on 5 Sep 1891 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 189455
    Birth of Child | John Robert Weibeler
    16 Aug 1894
    His son John Robert Weibeler was born on 16 Aug 1894 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 189656
    24 Apr 1896
    His son Dr. Christian Joseph (Cox) Weibeler DDS was born on 24 Apr 1896 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1900~61
    Occupation
    1900
    He was a merchant, store owner, and mayor in 1900 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 2
  • 190768
    2 Nov 1907
    His wife Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt died on 2 Nov 1907 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 191777
    Mar 1917
    He became the godfather at William's baptism in Mar 1917 in Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 191879
    7 Nov 1918
    His daughter Anna Maria (Mayme) Weibeler died on 7 Nov 1918 in Aitkin, Aitkin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 192383
    Death
    27 Feb 1923
    William died on 27 Feb 1923 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG, at age 83.
    Citation: 5
  • 192383
    Cause of Death
    27 Feb 1923
    He died of chronic myscardites and chronic bronchitis.
    Citation: 5
  • 1923
    Obituary
    1 Mar 1923
    Obituary of William H. Weibeler
         Belle Plaine Herald, March 1, 1923

         PIONEER MERCHANT DIES
         WM. H. WEIBELER PASSED AWAY TUESDAY AFTERNOON ATTAINS FINE AGE - TOOK LEADING PART FOR MANY YEARS IN CIVIC AFFAIRS

         William H. Weibeler. Belle Plaine's pioneer merchant and leading figure in the public life of the community for fifty-four years, died at 3:10 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 27. Death was due to old age infirmities, his age being 83 years, 8 months and 21 days.
         Since the past year he has been gradually failing in health, and for the past few weeks was unable to leave home. He was confined to his bed, however, but one day before he died.
         Mr. Weibeler was one of the outstanding figures of Belle Plaine, taking at all times a keen interest in everything that related to the welfare of the community. He came here in 1869, and for a few years was a clerk in the store of A. V. Heyderstaedt. In 1872 he embarked in the mercantile business for himself and remained in this business until he sold out to Mr. Behnke in 1910.
         For many years he conducted our largest store and was widely known as a very successful merchant. He served as mayor, member of the borough council and of the school board, and an officer in our various civic and fraternal organizations.
         He was married here to Catherine Schmitt, daughter of the late Christian Schmitt, and to them eleven children were born, of whom two preceded him to his grave. His wife died in 1907. The surviving children are Gerhard H., Frank; Katherine and John of Belle Plaine; Peter H. of Devils Lake, N.D.; William M. of Omaha, Neb.; Mrs. Clara Heywood of Minneapolis, Mrs. Angela Durrenberger of Perham, Dr. Christian Weibeler of Adrian. One sister survives him, Mrs. G. Hilgers of Jordan.
         Mr. Weibeler was a native of Germany, born in the city of Butzheim, and he came to this country in 1868, locating at Jordan. He moved to Belle Plaine the following year and remained here ever since.
         The funeral will be held Friday morning, with services at Sts. Peter and Paul's church at 9 o'clock.
  • 1923
    Burial
    2 Mar 1923
    He was buried on 2 Mar 1923 in Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic Cemetery at Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United States.

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    Citation: 6
  • Biography
    WILLIAM HUBERT WEIBLER
         Written by Earl Weibeler

    On June 8, 1837 my great grandfather, Wilhelm Hubert Weipler, was born in Butzheim Germany, a small town with a population of five- hundred in the Rhine Province near Cologne. He was the only one out of a family of thirteen to leave Germany for the New World. It is possible that poverty in the family, due to his fathers handicap, delayed his departure until he was thirty. His father had lost an arm in the Napoleanic War. He left Germany in1867. While going through Customs, his first name was Americanized and his last name was misspelled, according to the way it sounded to the Custom's Officer. His new name was William Hubert Weibeler. From New York he set out for Chicago. To reach Chicago, he boarded a train whose cars closely resembled those used to transport cattle. According to my information, he remained in Chicago only short time. While there, he stayed with relatives or friends from his home town, "William," or "W.H.", as he would later come to be known. He was an ambitious man, however he decided to leave Chicago, despite the opportunities it held. It seemed that he preferred a small town much like Butzheim, to a city the size of Chicago. His dislike for large cities and perhaps Chicago in particular, was later to cost him and his heirs a fortune.

    After learning he had relatives living in Jordan, a small town in Minnesota, he made the long hard trip up the Mississippi River to St. Paul by riverboat, and then on to Jordan by stagecoach, or on the railroad which had just been completed. W. H. spent only a few days in Jordan visiting relatives because he soon found a job as a clerk, working for a Mr. Heyderstadt, a store owner from Belle Plaine, a small town seven miles away. Belle Plaine was very much like his home town in Germany. The population was around 497 when he arrived, but was to double within 25 years. He worked for Heyderstadt for only a few months. During this time he learned all he could about the operation of the store and about business in general. Heyderstadt's store was small, and there was much more to be learned at the large general store in the center of town, so he waited for an opening and then went to work for Jim Jordan as a clerk. Most of the men who came into the area were looking only for rich land along the Minnesota River to farm. Labor in town was at a premium, and anyone who was willing and available for steady work was paid a very livable wage. W. H. saved much of the money he made, and soon started looking for places to invest it. He bought tracts of land through out the town and in surrounding areas. By 1871, he opened up a confectionery in the front of the old Belle Plaine Hotel. Although he was still working for Mr. Jordan as an assistant or head clerk, his own small store was beginning to make him a reasonable profit. In 1872 he was approached by several other local business men for the purpose of buying land in the city of Chicago. A fire had recently swept through that city. W. H. rejected the idea. He did not think that a new city would be built over the site of the old one. A dislike for large cities may have also entered into his decision. Much of the profit he had made up to this time was on farm land in the area, so he invested his money in land in North Dakota instead. This land was to be sold later for nearly no profit at all.

    On May 5, 1873, W. H. married Catherine Schmitt, the daughter of a local brewery owner, Christian Schmitt. He and his new wife took an apartment in the hotel over his confectionery store where was now working full time. Two years later, in the summer of 1875, Jim Jordan's general store burned to the ground. Jordan decided not to rebuild. He sold the land to W. H., who built a small wooden frame structure to house his confectionery, which was now expanding into a general store. As his sales increased, he expanded the store by building a warehouse in back for storage. With the increased space he began to buy merchandise by the carload. Soon it became evident that the building that housed his store was far to small. In1882 he tore down the old wood structure and replaced it with a larger brick structure. His was the largest general store in a town, whose population was near seven hundred. The store was divided into three sections, each was completely separate from the other by a wall. In one section, he sold clothing, in another, groceries and in the third, hardware. The rear and second floor of the building were his living quarters. These quarters were very large and decorated lavishly. At the time they were built, he had three or four children. Because he expected his family to grow, his home was designed with seven bedrooms. This planning was to pay off, for he was to have eleven children in all. The first floor in the rear of the store held the dining room and the kitchen. Above the kitchen were the maids' quarters, which consisted of three bedrooms. W. H. needed a number of maids, because he fed the eighteen clerks who worked in his store dinner each working day. His dining room was two floors high and measured fifteen by thirty feet. The dining room table was five feet wide and long enough to seat twenty people. It was covered by a lace table cloth which extended over the table on all sides. The living room was on the second floor. It was larger than the dining room. Behind the living room were the seven bedrooms. W. H. had running cold water on the first floor. He accomplished this by running a pipe under the road to the municipal well, which was forty feet from the house. This well had a windmill pump and a twenty foot high water tower.

    The most unique aspect of his house was the large ballroom, which was adjacent to the living room. It was so large that it was sometimes used for basketball games. According to Harold Albrecht, the town historian, and author of several books about Belle Plaine, "Weibler Hall dates from the1870's". It was above the store owned by the same family. Up the stairs went crowds of Belle Plainites to the world of entertainment. These included home-talent plays, School entertainments, graduations, lectures, parish fairs, and dinners, wondering minstrel shows; even a Ringling Bros. Circus performance, athletic events, dances, masquerade balls--all the excitement in entertainment the town enjoyed.

    The same year he built the store, W. H. bought the Dakota House which contained a hotel, a bar, and a restaurant. This must have been a profitable venture, for information I have, speaks of local hotels filling up with new faces each night. These people were passing through in search of new land to farm. W. H. did not undertake the operation of this hotel, he instead hired others to run it for him. He did the same with a drug store he built next to his general store. On a lot behind the general store he built another hotel. The front of the building still bears the name Weibeler on a metal plaque. He sold a section of land near the general store to a brother-in law for use in establishing the first bank in Belle Plaine.

    W.H. was very much a part of life in Belle Plaine. The ways Weibeler Hall was used, shows he was culturally minded. This may have been spurred on by the pride he took in showing off his children's talents. He insisted that each one learn to play a musical instrument. A record of the school musical club in 1900, indicates that five of it's twelve members were his children. He was also involved in many of the town's civic enterprises. In 1896 he was elected Mayor. His campaign coincided with that of presidential hopeful, William Jennings Bryan. During his campaign Bryan made a train stop in Belle Plaine. Clara Weibeler, one of W. H.'s daughters, presented Bryan with a bouquet of flowers after his speech. W. H. was also a councilman, a member of the school board, and the River Commission. He was also one of the major contributors to the establishment of the Catholic Church, Sts. Peter and Paul. Those that remember him say that he and his family were almost always at church on Sunday. He would often invite friends over on Sunday by suggesting that they stop by on the way to church. He and his guests would then walk to church together. After the service they would then return home for a Sunday afternoon dinner. Although he was seldom late for mass, the priests had learned that they better not start the service without him. In the middle of the afternoon he would gather up his family and any lingering guests, and all would attend Benediction. When W. H. went to church, everyone went to church. William Hubert was literally the "Godfather" in Belle Plaine. He was present, in that capacity, for many of the christenings in town. He made one stipulation before he would consent to be the Godfather of a child. All of his godchildren had to take "Hubert" as their middle name. I have not been able to uncover the significance of this request. St. Hubert is the patron saint of dog-bite (hydrophobia) victims. Hydrophobia was greatly feared at that time.

    W.H. raised his children strictly, as was the custom of the times. Besides requiring training in the arts, he also insisted that each child receive a higher education. He sent all of his children to a college in the area. With the education they received at the University of Minnesota, St. John's, St. Benedict, and Mankato, many of his children were attracted by life and opportunities which existed outside of the boundaries of Belle Plaine.

    Kate was the only child to remain in Belle Plaine after her father's death in 1923. She continued to run the confectionery, which was a small part of the general store her father had established. In 1960, she closed the confectionery, and sold the entire building to the Coast to Coast Co. Today the building houses a hardware store, which is part of the Coast to Coast National chain. The living room and ballroom are used for storage, and the dining room, kitchen, and maid's quarters, all of which are in the rear of the building, are rented out as an apartment. Today, there are no Weibelers living in Belle Plaine. All the land and properties in and around town have been sold. The name of "Weibeler" is remembered only by those interested in the town's early history, or by those who frequented my aunt Kate's confectionery. The building bearing the Weibeler name, which W. H. had built as a hotel, is now a bar. While I was in Belle Plaine gathering information for this paper, I went into that bar. When I told the bartender that my great-grandfather had built the building, he appeared unimpressed, and responded with what I considered to be a disinterested "So"?

    Although the name of one of Belle Plaine's early founders is nearly forgotten, it's a name like many others that helped to build the towns, large and small, which sprang up during the frontier period of our country.

  • 1923
    Probate
    24 Mar 1923
    His estate was probated on 24 Mar 1923 in Shakopee, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 192081
    Will
    1 Jul 1920
    He left a will on 1 Jul 1920 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.

    Will of William H. Weibeler
    July 1, 1920

    In the Name of God, Amen

    I, William H. Weibeler of Belle Plaine in the County of Scott and State of Minnesota, being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore made, ordain and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament.

    First, I order and direct that my executors hereinafter named, pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon after my decease as conveniently may be out of the Life Ins. Policy of the German R. Catholic Benevolent Society of St. Paul.

    Second, after the payment of such funeral expenses and debts, then out of the rest of the money of said Ins. Policy shall be $100 paid to the parish priest of the St. Peter & Paul Church of Belle Plaine, Minn. for masses for the reposed of souls of my wife, my daughter Marie and myself, jointly. If there is some money on hand out of the above named Life Ins. Policy then shall be paid below named amounts to the children, what paid to my son Christian Weibeler Education at the University of Minnesota, as follows:

    1. To my son W.M. Weibeler for boarding him for 3 years at 9 months each year total 27 months at $15.00 a month - $405.00 with interest at 4 per cent from June 1, 1917.
    2. To my son Peter H. Weibeler for same purpose $115.00. Interest at 4% from June 1, 1917.
    3. To my daughter Katharine Weibeler for same purpose $100 Int. at 4% from June 1, 1917.
    4. To my daughter Clara Haywood, nee Weibeler, for same purpose $10.00 with interest at 4% from June 1, 1917.
    5. To my daughter Angela Durrenberger nee Weibeler, for same purpose $70.00 Int. at 4% from June 1, 1917.

    If there is a Bal of the above named policy named not in of the pay all of this, then to the other policy of Life Ins. shall cover the rest and the Bal of same shall be divided between the four youngest children. The stock of One Thousand ($1000.00) dollars in the First Nat. Bank of Belle Plaine, Minn. shall go to my son John Weibeler. I don’t think there be any debts when I shall leave this world, but there should be any, they should be paid out of the Life Ins. I also declare my estate shall be divided between my 9 children equal shares, after the respective amounts, what the other herein named children already have received the bal. of the children shall get first the equal amount what the others get, first out of my estate, then the remaining will then be equal divided between the 9 children.

    Now comes what the other children already received:

    1. My son G.H. Weibeler has a house and lots deeded to him in the amount of twelve hundred ($1200.00) Dollars.
    2. My son Frank Weibeler the sum of $1200.00 when he went into bankruptcy at Iona, Minn.
    3. My son Peter H. Weibeler the sum of twelve hundred ($1200.00) dollars when he went into bankruptcy and paid afterwards for him. I don’t hope, the selling of my property will be made in a hurry, as to receive a fair price for the Stores. The land and other lots will the administrators in consulting the other children sell as they see fit.

    I also have several shares in a mining company in the State of Washington, of this I give first to my son W.M. Weibeler 250 shares, my daughter Clara Heywood born Weibeler 250 shares, my daughter Angela Durrenberger nee Weibeler 500 shares, my son John Weibeler and also Christian J. Weibeler each 500 shares, then the Bal. of the shares of said mining company shall be divided equally between the 9 children.

    Have also a mining stock in Colorado, but don’t know much about this, but these shall also go to my son John, and Christian J. Weibeler, to each 500 shares, and the bal. to be divided equal again, should there be any dividend declared by the Mining Co. shall be divided equal as per shares.

    Have also a note & a transfer of an Ins. Policy on the life of M.F. Foley. Should Mrs. Foley or any of their heirs pay of the Note then executors will sign over the Note & Policy. If M.P. Foley is dead then the executor shall get the note paid and if there is a Bal. to pay same to Mrs. Foley of their heirs and the proceeds of the note shall be divided equally. To repeat my intention, the amount paid to the 3 oldest boys already, the same amount must be first paid out of any money coming in to the 6 remaining children.

    The Datmor Piano shall belong to the 3 girls, and they may agree between themselves who will have it, and they must pay the other 2 girls $75.00 each. I also give the 3 girls the silverware, and to Katherine all the Chinaware. My Life Ins. Policy of the G.R.C. Benevolent Society is signed to my son G.H. Weibeler, but the intention what shall be done with the money is herein clear and stated, and agreed by him.

    Lastly, I make, constitute and appoint my sons, G.H. Weibeler and W.M. Weibeler to be executors of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

    In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunder subscribed my name and affixed my seal the first day of July, 1920
    “William H. Weibeler” Seal.

    This instrument was, on the day of the date thereof, signed, published and declared by the said testator to be his last will and testament, in the presence, who, at his request have subscribed our names thereto as witnesses in his presence and in the presence of each other.

    H.E. Fay residing at Belle Plaine, Minn.

    F.J. Connelly residing at Belle Plaine.

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt (1852 - 1907)

SonGerhard (Jerry) Hubert Weibeler (1874 - 1931)
DaughterAnna Maria (Mayme) Weibeler (1875 - 1918)
SonJohann Hubert (John) Weibeler (1877 - 1877)
SonFrank Hubert (Pat) Weibeler (1878 - 1937)
SonPeter Hubert Weibeler (1881 - 1943)
DaughterKatherine (Kate) Weibeler (1883 - 1967)
SonWilliam Mathias Weibeler (1886 - 1942)
DaughterClara Margaret (Topsey) Weibeler (1889 - 1970)
DaughterMary Angela Weibeler (1891 - 1974)
SonJohn Robert Weibeler (1894 - 1952)
SonDr. Christian Joseph (Cox) Weibeler DDS (1896 - 1987)

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  5. [S94] William H. Weibeler, Death Certificate unknown number (February 2, 1923), unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as William H. Weibeler Death Certificate.
  6. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 123007628. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1885 Minnesota State Census.
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.

Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt

Person ID #19, (1852 - 1907)
Last Edited17 Feb 2019
Great-grandmother of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
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Parents

FatherChristian L. Schmitt (1817 - 1904)
MotherAngeline Hansen (1817 - 1893)

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W.H. Weibeler family and store workers, Belle Plaine, MN - 1888
W.H. Weibeler family and store workers, Belle Plaine, MN - 1888
Catherine Schmitt Weibeler funeral card - 1907

Life Events and Notes

  • 1852
    Birth
    6 Jun 1852
    Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt was born on 6 Jun 1852 in Dörbach, Bernkastel-Wittlich, Rhineland-Pfalz, GermanyG.
    Citation: 1
  • 1867~15
    Immigration
    1867
    She immigrated to America in 1867.
    Citation: 2
  • 187320
    5 May 1873
    Age 33
    Birth 8 Jun 1839 | Nettesheim-Butzheim, Rhineland, Preußen, GermanyG
    Death: 27 Feb 1923 | Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG
    She married William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler, son of Johann Weibeler and Anna Maria Schmitz, on 5 May 1873 at Jessenland Church in Jessenland, Sibley, Minnesota, United States.
  • 187421
    16 May 1874
    Her son Gerhard (Jerry) Hubert Weibeler was born on 16 May 1874 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 187523
    8 Nov 1875
    Her daughter Anna Maria (Mayme) Weibeler was born on 8 Nov 1875 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 187725
    25 Aug 1877
    Her son Johann Hubert (John) Weibeler was born on 25 Aug 1877 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 187725
    18 Dec 1877
    Her son Johann Hubert (John) Weibeler died on 18 Dec 1877 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 187826
    25 Nov 1878
    Her son Frank Hubert (Pat) Weibeler was born on 25 Nov 1878 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 188129
    Birth of Child | Peter Hubert Weibeler
    9 Sep 1881
    Her son Peter Hubert Weibeler was born on 9 Sep 1881 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 188331
    Birth of Child | Katherine (Kate) Weibeler
    19 Dec 1883
    Her daughter Katherine (Kate) Weibeler was born on 19 Dec 1883 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 188634
    Birth of Child | William Mathias Weibeler
    22 Nov 1886
    Her son William Mathias Weibeler was born on 22 Nov 1886 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 188936
    5 Apr 1889
    Her daughter Clara Margaret (Topsey) Weibeler was born on 5 Apr 1889 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 189139
    Birth of Child | Mary Angela Weibeler
    5 Sep 1891
    Her daughter Mary Angela Weibeler was born on 5 Sep 1891 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 189341
    Death of Parent | Angeline Hansen
    11 Jul 1893
    Her mother Angeline Hansen died on 11 Jul 1893 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 189442
    Birth of Child | John Robert Weibeler
    16 Aug 1894
    Her son John Robert Weibeler was born on 16 Aug 1894 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 189643
    24 Apr 1896
    Her son Dr. Christian Joseph (Cox) Weibeler DDS was born on 24 Apr 1896 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 190452
    Death of Parent | Christian L. Schmitt
    13 Jun 1904
    Her father Christian L. Schmitt died on 13 Jun 1904 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 190755
    Death
    2 Nov 1907
    Katherine died on 2 Nov 1907 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG, at age 55.
    Citation: 3
  • 190755
    Cause of Death
    2 Nov 1907
    She died of nephritis.
    Citation: 3
  • 1907
    Burial
    6 Nov 1907
    She was buried on 6 Nov 1907 in Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic Cemetery at Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United States.

    Find A Grave Memorial Link.
    Citation: 4
  • 1907
    Obituary
    11 Nov 1907
    Obituary of Catherine Schmitt Weibeler

    Belle Plaine Herald, November 11, 1907

    Mrs. William H. Weibeler Is Dead

    End Is Sudden - When Hopes For Recovery Are Strongest, Death Ends the Long Trail. Funeral Is a Most Remarkable Spectacle. Friends Assemble From Far and Near and Funeral is Large Beyond Comparison

         Mrs. William Weibeler died on Saturday noon, Nov. 2nd, 1907.
         Seldom has a death in the community aroused such a universal concern. Through a long and lingering illness, the family and friends were somewhat prepared for this end, yet hope for recovery had never ceased and the shock of death was keenly felt by the sorrowing family and wide circle of friends.
         She was the daughter of the late Christian Schmitt and was born in Doerbach, Germany, June 6, 1852. She came with her parents to this country in 1867, and after staying for a short while in Chicago, came to Belle Plaine in the same year.
         In 1873 she was married to William H. Weibeler. Eleven children were born to them, of whom ten are living; namely, Gerhard H., Miss Mayme, Frank, Peter, Miss Katherine, William, Miss Clara, Miss Angela, John and Christian. Besides her husband and children, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. S. Bowler, of Denver, Colo., and two brothers, Jacob and Matt Schmitt of Belle Plaine.
         The floral offerings were the largest and most beautiful ever seen here. Various local societies, businessmen's organizations and private individuals presented a wealth of flowers.
         During the funeral which was held on Wednesday morning, all places of business and the public school was closed. The funeral was the largest that has ever been witnessed in Belle Plaine. St. Peter and Paul's church was crowded as it has never been, and the occasion of the burial of this most esteemed woman brought so many here from abroad that the number of visitors, it would seem, was the greatest that had ever gathered here. The widespread interest and sympathy expressed in the death of Mrs. Weibeler by this great concourse of people represents the degree in which she was beloved and to which the knowledge of her beautiful personality had spread.
         A solemn requiem mass was celebrated with Father Raymond as the celebrant. Father Guido, O. F. M., of Chaska; Father Rufinius, O. F. M., of Waconia; Father Suitbertus, O. F. M. of St. Benedict; and Father Herbert O. F. M., of Union Hill, occupied places in the sanctuary. Father Raymond preached the funeral sermon.
         Among the many who came to the funeral were Mrs. S. Bowler, of Denver, Col., Mr. and Mrs. H. Theviot, of Brainerd; Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Hilgers, of Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nicolin, Mrs. John Bailey and Joe Schmitt of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Gericke, of Lake Mills, Wis.; Peter and Matt Monzel, of Webster, S. D. The number from the neighboring places of Jordan, Shakopee, Henderson, LeSueur, Green Isle, Norwood and numerous other adjoining localities was very large.

  • 1923
    27 Feb 1923
    Her husband William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler died on 27 Feb 1923 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler (1839 - 1923)

SonGerhard (Jerry) Hubert Weibeler (1874 - 1931)
DaughterAnna Maria (Mayme) Weibeler (1875 - 1918)
SonJohann Hubert (John) Weibeler (1877 - 1877)
SonFrank Hubert (Pat) Weibeler (1878 - 1937)
SonPeter Hubert Weibeler (1881 - 1943)
DaughterKatherine (Kate) Weibeler (1883 - 1967)
SonWilliam Mathias Weibeler (1886 - 1942)
DaughterClara Margaret (Topsey) Weibeler (1889 - 1970)
DaughterMary Angela Weibeler (1891 - 1974)
SonJohn Robert Weibeler (1894 - 1952)
SonDr. Christian Joseph (Cox) Weibeler DDS (1896 - 1987)

Citations

  1. [S163] Tombstone inscription, Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Scott Co., Minnesota; read and photograped by Warren M. Gordon in 1990.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1900 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  3. [S95] Catherine Schmitt, Death Certificate unknown number, unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Catherine Schmitt Death Certificate.
  4. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 123007429. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1870 US Census.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1885 Minnesota State Census.

Mary Angela Weibeler

Person ID #20, (1891 - 1974)
Last Edited3 May 2021
Grandmother of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
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Mary Angela Weibler as a young woman
Mary Angela Weibeler (1891-1974) as a young girl
Baby picture of Mary Angela Weibeler (1891-1974)
Angela Weibeler Durrenberger and Georgiana St. Martin Gordon at the wedding of Warren Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger
Mary Angela Weibeler (1891-1974)
Mary Angela Weibeler as a young woman
John G. Durrenberger and Angela Weibeler portrait

Life Events and Notes

  • 1891
    Birth
    5 Sep 1891
    Mary Angela Weibeler was born on 5 Sep 1891 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 1
  • 190716
    2 Nov 1907
    Her mother Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt died on 2 Nov 1907 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 191220
    Graduation
    24 May 1912
    She graduated from State Normal School in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United StatesG, on 24 May 1912. She earned a degree in Elementary Education.
    Mary Angela Weibeler, State Normal School graduation, 1912
  • 191422
    Note
    1 Jun 1914
    On 1 Jun 1914, Angela Weibeler received a State Certificate By Indorsement to her teaching diploma allowing her to teach at any Public School in Minnesota.
    Angela Weibeler - Minnesota State Teacher's Certificate By Endorsement - 1914
  • 1915
    Occupation
    Ca. 1915
    She was a school teacher ca. 1915 in New Prague, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 2
  • 191524
    20 Oct 1915
    Age 28
    Birth 10 Aug 1887 | Le Sueur, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United StatesG
    Death: 24 Dec 1974 | Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+
    She married John George Durrenberger, son of Anton Durrenberger and Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter, on 20 Oct 1915 at Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United States.

    Wedding of J.G. Durrenberger and A. Weibeler
    Belle Plaine Herald, Belle Plaine, MN October 21, 1915

    INTERESTING AFFAIR BEAUTIFULLY CARRIED OUT

    Miss Angela Weibeler, daughter of W.H. Weibeler, and Mr. John Durrenberger of St. Paul, were united in marriage at Sts. Peter and Paul's church Wednesday morning, Rev. John Curry officiating.

    Miss Helen Weibeler were maid of honor, and Ray Durrenberger was best man. The other attendants of the bridal party were Miss Mary Durrenberger and Miss Clara Townsend, and Messrs. Christian Weibeler and Nicholas Schons.

    The bride was attired in a gown of bride's satin trimmed with Spanish lace and fur with full court train, the veil caught with orange blossoms and carried a shower bouquet of roses and lilies of the valley. The bride's maids were attired in yellow crepe de chene and carried pink roses.

    A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's father for the immediate relatives. The rooms were decorated beautifully with oak leaves and yellow chrysanthemums.

    After an extended wedding trip through the northern part of the state, Mr. and Mrs. Durrenberger will be at home in Wadena.

    Those from out of town who were here for the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. A. Durrenberger, Miss Veronica Durrenberger, Peter Durrenberger, Miss Ida Tobias, of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Weibeler and Mrs. Fred Heywood, of Aitken; Miss Esther Rethwill, of Le Sueur.
    Citation: 3
    Wedding of John G. (Jack) Durrenberger and Angela Weibeler - 20 Oct 1915 (left to right) Mary Durrenberger, Christian "Cox" Weibeler, Clara Townsend, Nicholas Schons, John G. Durrenberger, Unknown Weibeler, Angela Weibeler, Unknown Weibeler, Raymond Durrenberger, Helen Weibeler
    J. G. Durrenberger and Angela Weibeler wedding, 1915
  • 191725
    15 Mar 1917
    Her son General William John Durrenberger was born on 15 Mar 1917 in Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 191827
    2 Oct 1918
    Her son Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD was born on 2 Oct 1918 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 192028
    22 Aug 1920
    Her son Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger was born on 22 Aug 1920 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 192331
    1 Jan 1923
    Her son James Frederick Durrenberger was born on 1 Jan 1923 in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 192331
    27 Feb 1923
    Her father William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler died on 27 Feb 1923 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 192634
    4 Jul 1926
    Her daughter Patricia Mary Durrenberger was born on 4 Jul 1926 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 197482
    Death
    5 Jan 1974
    Mary died on 5 Jan 1974 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG, at age 82.
    Citations: 4,2
  • 1974
    Obituary
    7 Jan 1974
    Obituary of M. Angela Weibeler

    Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN, January 7, 1974

    Mrs. J.G. Durrenberger

         Mrs. John G. (M. Angela) Durrenberger, 82, a resident of the Pine Edge Inn, Little Falls, died Saturday afternoon in St. Gabriel's Hospital. She was born Sept. 5, 1891, in Belle Plaine, Minn., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Weibeler. She attended Mankato Teachers College, and had taught in New Prague. She married John G. (Jack) Durrenberger, Oct. 20, 1914, and they had lived in Wadena and in Perham most of their married life. They came to Little Falls in 1945, operated the West Side Clothing Store for a number of years, and had lived here ever since. She was a member of the Christian Mothers, in Perham, and of St. Gabriel's Hospital Auxiliary.
         Mrs. Durrenberger is survived by her husband; four sons and one daughter: Maj. Gen (Ret.) William J. Durrenberger, Des Moines, Iowa; Dr. Robert W., Phoenix, Ariz.; James F., Golita, Calif.; John A., Valparaiso, Fla., and Mrs. Warren (Patricia) Gordon Jr., Little Falls; also 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A brother, Dr. C.J. Weibeler, lives in Adrian, Minn.
         Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Mary's Church, with the Requiem Mass concelebrated by Rev. John Laky and Rev. Adrian Tirbak. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been made at the Simonet Funeral Home, where calling hours begin today at 4 p.m. The parish prayer services will be held there at 8 p.m., and the Knights of Columbus will pray the Office of the Dead at 8:30 p.m. today.

    Citation: 2
  • 1974
    Burial
    8 Jan 1974
    She was buried on 8 Jan 1974 in Calvary Cemetery at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.

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    Citation: 5
  • 1974
    Death of Spouse | John George Durrenberger
    24 Dec 1974
    Her husband John George Durrenberger died on 24 Dec 1974 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: John George Durrenberger (1887 - 1974)

SonGeneral William John Durrenberger (1917 - 2002)
SonDr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD (1918 - 2012)
SonCdr. John Anthony Durrenberger (1920 - 1984)
SonJames Frederick Durrenberger (1923 - 2000)
DaughterPatricia Mary Durrenberger (1926 - 1988)

Citations

  1. [S92] Angela Weibeler, Birth Certificate No. A-212-45 (11 February 1892), unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  2. [S85] M. Angela Weibeler Obituary, Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, Minnesota, January 7, 1974. Hereinafter cited as Little Falls Transcript.
  3. [S88] Angela Weibeler Wedding, Belle Plaine Herald, Belle Plaine, Minnesota, October 21, 1915. Hereinafter cited as Belle Plaine Herald.
  4. [S218] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002), online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002.)
  5. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 126922855. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1900 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  9. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  10. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

General William John Durrenberger

Person ID #21, (1917 - 2002)
Last Edited5 Mar 2021
Uncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Durrenberger LineageJohn George Durrenberger6, Anton Durrenberger5, Gebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger4, Frans Anton Dürrenberger3, Josef Dürrenberger2, Martin Dürrenberger1
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Parents

FatherJohn George Durrenberger (1887 - 1974)
MotherMary Angela Weibeler (1891 - 1974)

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William John Durrenberger - Co
William Durrenberger article 1
William J. (1917-2002) and Robert W. (1918-2012) Durrenberger as young boys
William J. (1917-2002) and Robert W. (1918-2012) Durrenberger as young boys
William (Bill) and Polly Durrenberger
Major General William J. Durrenberger
Robert and Bernadine Durrenberger, June Durrenberger, Polly and Bill Durrenberger
William J. (Bill) Durrenberger - Perham, Minnesota
William J. Durrenberger (1917-2002)
William J. Durrenberger (1917-2002)
William J. Durrenberger (1917-2002) early in his Army career - he retired as a Brigadier General
Gen William J. Durrenberger
Polly and Bill Durrenberger with children Bill and Bob - ca 1960

Life Events and Notes

  • 1917
    Birth
    15 Mar 1917
    General William John Durrenberger was born on 15 Mar 1917 in Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1917
    Baptism
    Mar 1917
    He was baptized in Mar 1917 in Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 194729
    3 Jan 1947
    Age 23
    Birth 7 May 1923 | Ankeny, Polk, Iowa, United StatesG
    Death: 3 Feb 2002 | Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United StatesG
    He married Alma Mary (Polly) Pagliai, daughter of Attilio Giuseppe Pagliai and Elvira Montorsi, on 3 Jan 1947 in London, Greater London, England.
  • 194932
    19 Sep 1949
    His son William John Durrenberger Jr was born on 19 Sep 1949 in Fort Belvoir, Fauquier, Virginia, United StatesG.
  • 195235
    Birth of Child | Robert Scott Durrenberger
    6 Apr 1952
    His son Robert Scott Durrenberger was born on 6 Apr 1952 in Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, United StatesG.
  • 196144
    5 Apr 1961
    His son Philip Michael Durrenberger was born on 5 Apr 1961 in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United StatesG.
  • 196548
    Note
    Dec 1965
    The following article appreared in the Fergus Falls Minnesota Daily Journal on December 10,1965.

    Perham's Class of 1935 to Have Two Generals
    Col. William J. Durrenberger, 48, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Durrenberger of Perham, has been nominated by President Johnson for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Col. Durrenberger is commander of the Tank Automotive Center, Warren, Michigan.

    He becomes the second member of the Perham High School class of 1935 to attain the rank of general, joining Brig. Gen. Oaul A. Feyereisen.
    Gen William J. Durrenberger
  • 1970~53
    Biography
    1970
    Born in Wadena, Minnesota, on 15 March 1917, William J. Durrenberger graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1940 and was commissioned through ROTC. He then volunteered for active duty and trained at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, in ammunition manufacturing, followed by duty from 1940 to 1942 as Property and Transportation Officer at the Elwood Ordnance Plant in Illinois, a shell and bomb loading, assembly, and packing plant.
    Following automotive maintenance training at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and tank maintenance training at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois Durrenberger next served in 1943 as Tank Maintenance and Repair Officer at the Red River Ordnance Depot, Texas. Later that year overseas service followed as a Technical Intelligence Officer in the European Theater, specializing in German and Italian combat vehicles. He returned to the United States in 1947 to serve in the Office of the Chief of Ordnance (OCO) in Washington, D.C., first as guided Missile and Rocket Design and Development Officer then, from 1948 to 1951, as Technical Operations Officer, Rocket Branch.
    Durrenberger continued his association with the Ordnance Department's burgeoning missile program, which increasingly centered on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, where he reported for duty in 1951 as Director of Projects, responsible for coordinating the growing number of guided missile and rocket programs. In 1952 he was assigned as Assistant Director of the Ordnance Missile Laboratories at Redstone, an organization he helped create.
    Durrenberger's range of talents continued to grow. Earning a Master's of Business Administration from Syracuse University in 1954, he returned to OCO to serve as Technical Director, Financial Management System Office, and then as Executive Officer in the Comptroller Office. In 1956 he returned to Redstone Arsenal as Chief of the Financial Management Office, Army Ballistic Missile Agency. With the establishment of the U.S. Army Ordnance Missile Command at Redstone in 1958, he was assigned as its Comptroller.
    Following graduation from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1960, Durrenberger's career took yet another turn when he joined the J-4 Division (Logistics) of the joint United Nations and US Forces Command Korea as Chief, Logistic Plans Branch. In 1961 he returned to the United States to serve as Deputy Commandant, Ordnance Weapons Command, Rock Island, Illinois, and then as Chief of Staff when that organization was redesignated the US Army Weapons Command under the newly established Army Materiel Command.
    In 1963 Durrenberger took command of the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts, where he was responsible for developing or improving a wide range of small arms, to include the M14 rifle and M60 machine gun. In 1965 he assumed command of the Army Tank-Automotive Center in Warren, Michigan then returned to Rock Island in 1966 as Commanding General of the US Army Weapons Command. He assumed his last active duty position in 1968 as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, later redesignated Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, at Headquarters US Army Pacific. MG Durrenberger retired in 1970 after 30 years of distinguished service. He died on 11 June 2002 in Aurora, Illinois.

  • 197456
    Death of Parent | Mary Angela Weibeler
    5 Jan 1974
    His mother Mary Angela Weibeler died on 5 Jan 1974 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 197457
    Death of Parent | John George Durrenberger
    24 Dec 1974
    His father John George Durrenberger died on 24 Dec 1974 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • Occupation
    He was a Major General in the US Army.
  • 200284
    Death of Spouse | Alma Mary (Polly) Pagliai
    3 Feb 2002
    His wife Alma Mary (Polly) Pagliai died on 3 Feb 2002 in Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United StatesG.
  • 200285
    Death
    11 Jun 2002
    William died on 11 Jun 2002 in McAuley Manor, Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United StatesG, at age 85.
  • 2002
    Obituary
    15 Jun 2002
    The Des Moines Register, (IA) - June 15, 2002

    William John Durrenberger, 85, of the 2700 block of Lynner Drive died of a heart ailment Tuesday at McAuley Manor in Aurora, Ill. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Basilica of St. Johns, of which he was a member. Entombment will be at Merle Hay Mausoleum.

    Mr. Durrenberger was born in Wadena, Minn., and had lived in Des Moines since 1970. He was a retired career Army officer and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Knights of Columbus.

    He is survived by three sons, William Jr. of Sugar Grove, Ill., Robert of San Diego and Phillip of Des Moines a brother, Robert of Arizona and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma.

    Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Merle Hay Funeral Home, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to his church.

  • 2002
    Burial
    17 Jun 2002
    He was buried on 17 Jun 2002 in Merle Hay Mausoleum at Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

    Find A Grave Memorial Link.
    Citation: 1

Census and Residence Events

Family

Citations

  1. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 126923358. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1920 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger

Person ID #22, (1920 - 1984)
Last Edited3 May 2021
Uncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Durrenberger LineageJohn George Durrenberger6, Anton Durrenberger5, Gebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger4, Frans Anton Dürrenberger3, Josef Dürrenberger2, Martin Dürrenberger1
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Parents

FatherJohn George Durrenberger (1887 - 1974)
MotherMary Angela Weibeler (1891 - 1974)

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John A. Durrenberger
Military photo - ca WW II
(1920-1984)
John A. Durrenberger - young m
John A. Durrenberger receiving a Presidential Citation - 1965
John A. Durrenberger
(1920-1984)
John A. Durrenberger
World War II photograph
John Durrenberger_military
John and Erlene Durrenberger
John A. Durrenberger article, 1967
John Durrenberger

Life Events and Notes

  • 1920
    Birth
    22 Aug 1920
    Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger was born on 22 Aug 1920 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 194221
    Milit-Beg
    14 Jun 1942
    He began military service on 14 Jun 1942.
    Citation: 1
    john_a._durrenberger_-_militar
  • 194625
    Marriage | Erlene Bailey
    19 Jun 1946
    Age 27
    Birth 30 Aug 1918 | Alton, Oregon, Missouri, United StatesG
    Death: 5 May 2015 | Valparaiso, Okaloosa, Florida, United StatesG
    He married Erlene Bailey on 19 Jun 1946 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States.
    Citation: 2
    John and Erlene Durrenberger
  • 194625
    Milit-End
    7 Jul 1946
    He ended military service on 7 Jul 1946.
    Citation: 1
  • 1947
    Birth of Child | Diane Durrenberger
    Ca. 1947
    His daughter Diane Durrenberger was born ca. 1947.
  • 1950
    Ca. 1950
    His son Thomas Edward Durrenberger was born ca. 1950.
  • 195434
    Birth of Child | Alan A. Durrenberger
    29 Oct 1954
    His son Alan A. Durrenberger was born on 29 Oct 1954.
  • Occupation
    Bet 1967 and 1970
    He was a Director of Operations, Analysis Branch, USAFE (US Air Force in Europe) bet 1967 and 1970 in Wiesbaden, GermanyG.
  • 197453
    Death of Parent | Mary Angela Weibeler
    5 Jan 1974
    His mother Mary Angela Weibeler died on 5 Jan 1974 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 197454
    Death of Parent | John George Durrenberger
    24 Dec 1974
    His father John George Durrenberger died on 24 Dec 1974 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 1976~56
    Note
    1976
    John and Erlene were separated December 27, 1976.
    Citation: 2
  • 197958
    Divorce | Erlene Bailey
    29 Mar 1979
    He and Erlene Bailey were divorced on 29 Mar 1979 in Alexandria, Virginia, United StatesG.
    Citation: 2
    John A. Durrenberger and Erlene Bailey Divorce - 1979
  • 198059
    3 Jul 1980
    Age 51
    Birth 6 Oct 1928 | Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United StatesG
    He married Karleen Anne Murphy, daughter of John A. Murphy, on 3 Jul 1980 in Alexandria, Virginia, United States.
    Citation: 3
    John A, Durrenberger and Karleen Murphy Marriage - 1980
  • Note
    John and Karleen were separated September 30, 1981.
    Citation: 2
  • 198262
    30 Sep 1982
    He and Karleen Anne Murphy were divorced on 30 Sep 1982 in Alexandria, Virginia, United StatesG.
    Citation: 2
    John A. Durrenberger and Karleen Murphy Divorce - 1982
  • 198464
    Death
    29 Sep 1984
    John died on 29 Sep 1984 in Munich, Bavaria, GermanyG, at age 64.
  • 198464
    Cause of Death
    29 Sep 1984
    He died of heart attack at his hotel while on vacation.
  • 198464
    Obituary
    11 Oct 1984
    Obituary of John A. Durrenberger, Washington Post, October 11, 1984



    On Saturday, September 29, 1984 in Munich, West Germany; John A. Durrenberger of Arlington, Va., beloved father of Diane Levy, Thomas E. and Alan A. Durrenberger; he is also survived by three brothers; one sister; and one grandson. Graveside service at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, October 11 at 1 pm. Arrangements by Arlington Funeral Home.

  • 198464
    Burial
    11 Oct 1984
    He was buried on 11 Oct 1984 in Arlington National Cemetery at Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, United States.

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    Citation: 4
  • 198464
    Obituary
    12 Oct 1984
    The Washington Post (DC) - October 12, 1984

    John A. Durrenberger, 64, a retired civilian operations analyst with the Air Force who was a senior staff member of the Institute for Defense Analyses for nine years before retiring a second time in August 1984, died Sept. 29 at a hotel in Munich after a heart attack.

    A resident of Arlington since 1975, he was vacationing in Europe when he was stricken.

    Mr. Durrenberger was a native of Minnesota and earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering at the University of Minnesota. He served on active Navy duty during World War II and retired from the Reserves in 1980 with the rank of commander.

    He joined the Air Force Department in the 1940s. He held posts at its tactical warfare center, at its headquarters in Europe and at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, where he retired in 1975. He joined IDA when he moved to the Washington area.

    His marriages to the former Erlene Bailey and the former Karleen Milnick ended in divorce.

    Survivors include three children by his first marriage, Diane Levy of Fort Myers, Fla., Thomas E., of Niceville, Fla., and Alan A., of Orlando, Fla.; three brothers, retired Army Maj. Gen. William Durrenberger of Des Moines, Dr. Robert Durrenberger of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jim Durrenberger of Goleta, Calif.; a sister, Patricia Gordon of Tampa, Fla., and one grandchild.

  • 2015
    Death of Spouse | Erlene Bailey
    5 May 2015
    His former wife Erlene Bailey died on 5 May 2015 in Valparaiso, Okaloosa, Florida, United StatesG.

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: Erlene Bailey (1918 - 2015)

DaughterDiane Durrenberger (ca. 1947 - )
SonThomas Edward Durrenberger (ca. 1950 - )
SonAlan A. Durrenberger (1954 - )

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  4. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 34794032. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD

Person ID #23, (1918 - 2012)
Last Edited6 Apr 2021
Uncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Durrenberger LineageJohn George Durrenberger6, Anton Durrenberger5, Gebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger4, Frans Anton Dürrenberger3, Josef Dürrenberger2, Martin Dürrenberger1
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FatherJohn George Durrenberger (1887 - 1974)
MotherMary Angela Weibeler (1891 - 1974)

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Robert W. Durrenberger
Robert, Bernadine and Mary Ann
William J. (1917-2002) and Robert W. (1918-2012) Durrenberger as young boys
William J. (1917-2002) and Robert W. (1918-2012) Durrenberger as young boys
Robert W. Durrenberger ca 1940
Robert W. Durrenberger
Robert and Bernadine Durrenberger, June Durrenberger, Polly and Bill Durrenberger
Robert W. Durrenberger and Bernadine Steigel wedding party - 1946
Robert W. Durrenberger and Bernadine Steigel wedding party - 1946
Robert W. Durrenberger (after World War II) - ca 1945
Robert W. Durrenberger - ca 1945
Robert W. Durrenberger biography, 2012
Patricia and Robert Durrenberger

Life Events and Notes

  • 1918
    Birth
    2 Oct 1918
    Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD was born on 2 Oct 1918 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1918
    Baptism
    Oct 1918
    He was baptized in Oct 1918 in Saint Henry Catholic Church, Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • Education
    He received the following degrees: B.S., Moorhead State College; B.S., California Institute of Technology; M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.
  • 194022
    Military Induction
    16 Oct 1940
    He was inducted into the military on 16 Oct 1940 in Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United StatesG. Robert enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was shown as 70 inches in height and 162 pounds.
    Robert W. Durrenberger - ca 1945
  • 194527
    Engagement | Fiance | Bernadine Ann Stiegel
    25 Dec 1945
    He became engaged to Bernadine Ann Stiegel on 25 Dec 1945.
  • 194627
    15 Jul 1946
    Age 21
    Birth 30 Nov 1924 | Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+
    Death: 26 Apr 2020 | Royal Oaks Life Care, Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United StatesG
    He married Bernadine Ann Stiegel, daughter of Joseph Andrew Stiegel and Bernadine Nora (Bunny) Randall, on 15 Jul 1946 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.
    Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Minnesota. It was also known as the French Catholic Church
  • 195233
    26 Feb 1952
    His son Daniel Joseph Durrenberger was born on 26 Feb 1952 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United StatesG.
  • 195233
    Mar 1952
    He became Daniel's adoptive father in Mar 1952 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United StatesG.
  • 195435
    Birth of Child | Mary Ann Durrenberger
    23 Mar 1954
    His daughter Mary Ann Durrenberger was born on 23 Mar 1954 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United StatesG.
  • 195435
    Mar 1954
    He became Mary's adoptive father in Mar 1954 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United StatesG.
  • Occupation
    From 1958 - 1971
    He was a founding faculty member and Professor of Geography at California State University from 1958 - 1971 in Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United StatesG.
    Robert_W_Durrenberger
  • 197455
    Death of Parent | Mary Angela Weibeler
    5 Jan 1974
    His mother Mary Angela Weibeler died on 5 Jan 1974 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 197456
    Death of Parent | John George Durrenberger
    24 Dec 1974
    His father John George Durrenberger died on 24 Dec 1974 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 200990
    26 Mar 2009
    His son Daniel Joseph Durrenberger died on 26 Mar 2009 in Maricopa County, Arizona, United StatesG.
  • 201294
    Death
    20 Oct 2012
    Robert died on 20 Oct 2012 in Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United StatesG, at age 94.
  • 2012
    Obituary
    24 Oct 2012
    Obituary of Robery W. Durrenberger

    Robert W. Durrenberger, 94, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away on October 20, 2012.

    Robert was born in Perham, Minnesota to John and Angela Durrenberger. He served his country during WWII in the United States Army Air Corps and was honorably discharged as a Major.

    Bob studied at Moorhead State University, Cal Tech and earned his MA from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D from UCLA.

    He was a College Professor for the University of Kentucky, then at Cal State Northridge. In 1971, he and his family moved to Arizona where he became a full time professor of Geography at Arizona State University. While there, he established the Arizona State Climate Office

    In retirement, Bob enjoyed golfing with friends, playing bridge and life at Royal Oaks Retirement Community.

    He is preceded in death by his son, Dan Durrenberger. Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Bernadine A. Durrenberger and his daughter, Mary Ann Marasco and her husband, Mike, 3 grandchildren, Dylan Marasco, Amy Armstrong (Patrick) and Kristen Gowen-MacDonald (William), and 2 beautiful great grandchildren, Emily and Taylor Armstong.

  • 2012
    Funeral
    29 Oct 2012
    His funeral was held on 29 Oct 2012 in Saint Clement of Rome Catholic Church, Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United StatesG.
  • 2020
    Death of Spouse | Bernadine Ann Stiegel
    26 Apr 2020
    His wife Bernadine Ann Stiegel died on 26 Apr 2020 in Royal Oaks Life Care, Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United StatesG.

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: Bernadine Ann Stiegel (1924 - 2020)

Adopted SonDaniel Joseph Durrenberger (1952 - 2009)
Adopted DaughterMary Ann Durrenberger (1954 - )

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1920 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

Patricia Mary Durrenberger

Person ID #24, (1926 - 1988)
Last Edited10 Jun 2022
Mother of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Durrenberger LineageJohn George Durrenberger6, Anton Durrenberger5, Gebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger4, Frans Anton Dürrenberger3, Josef Dürrenberger2, Martin Dürrenberger1
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Parents

FatherJohn George Durrenberger (1887 - 1974)
MotherMary Angela Weibeler (1891 - 1974)

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Patricia Mary Durrenberger 1926-1988
Patricia Mary Durrenberger, childhood photograph - ca 1927
Patricia Mary Durrenberger chi
Warren M. Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger Wedding photo 14 August 1946
Patricia Mary Durrenberger
Patricia Mary Durrenberger
Patricia and Robert Durrenberger

Life Events and Notes

  • 1926
    Birth
    4 Jul 1926
    Patricia Mary Durrenberger was born on 4 Jul 1926 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1926
    Baptism
    Jul 1926
    She was baptized in Jul 1926 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 194417
    Graduation
    Jun 1944
    She graduated in Jun 1944 from Perham High School, Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Pat_Durrenberger1
    Pat_Durrenberger2
  • 1946~20
    Jul 1946
    She and Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon Jr were engaged in Jul 1946 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Warren M Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger engagement - July 1946
  • 194620
    14 Aug 1946
    Age 27
    Birth 1 Jul 1919 | Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+
    Death: 27 Mar 1980 | 6505 Portland Avenue S., Richfield, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG
    She married Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon Jr, son of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr and Georgianna St. Martin, on 14 Aug 1946 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States. Warren's brother, Thomas Gordon, was the best man and his sister, Joan Gordon, was the bridesmaid. They held their wedding reception at the Little Falls Country Club.
    Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Minnesota. It was also known as the French Catholic Church
    Warren M. Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger Wedding photo 14 August 1946
    Warren M Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger wedding, 1946
  • 194720
    17 Jun 1947
    Her son Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III was born on 17 Jun 1947 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 195023
    Birth of Child | Suzanne Marie Gordon
    10 Jan 1950
    Her daughter Suzanne Marie Gordon was born on 10 Jan 1950 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 195428
    Birth of Child | Nancy Ann Gordon
    20 Aug 1954
    Her daughter Nancy Ann Gordon was born on 20 Aug 1954 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 195630
    8 Dec 1956
    Her son James Patrick (Jimmy G) Gordon was born on 8 Dec 1956 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 197447
    Death of Parent | Mary Angela Weibeler
    5 Jan 1974
    Her mother Mary Angela Weibeler died on 5 Jan 1974 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 197448
    Death of Parent | John George Durrenberger
    24 Dec 1974
    Her father John George Durrenberger died on 24 Dec 1974 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 198053
    27 Mar 1980
    Her husband Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon Jr died on 27 Mar 1980 in 6505 Portland Avenue S., Richfield, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 198861
    Death
    1 Feb 1988
    Patricia died on 1 Feb 1988 in University Community Hospital, Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United StatesG, at age 61.
  • 198861
    Cause of Death
    1 Feb 1988
    She died of acute pulmonary embolism.
  • 1988
    Funeral
    4 Feb 1988
    Her funeral was held on 4 Feb 1988 in Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United StatesG. The clergyman for the funeral was Fr. Pat Rebel.
  • 1988
    Cremation
    5 Feb 1988
    She was cremated on 5 Feb 1988 in International Mortuary Inc., Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United StatesG.
  • 1988
    Funeral
    26 Mar 1988
    Her funeral was held on 26 Mar 1988 in Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1988
    Burial
    26 Mar 1988
    She was buried on 26 Mar 1988 in Calvary Cemetery at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.

    Find A Grave Memorial Link.
    Citation: 1
  • 1988
    Probate
    Jul 1988
    Her estate was probated in Jul 1988 in Temple Terrace, Hillsborough, Florida, United StatesG.

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon Jr (1919 - 1980)

SonWarren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (1947 - )
DaughterSuzanne Marie Gordon (1950 - )
DaughterNancy Ann Gordon (1954 - )
SonJames Patrick (Jimmy G) Gordon (1956 - 2010)

Citations

  1. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 126923775. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.
  4. [S7] "Warren M. Gordon III, Personal Research and Experience", 1988-2022, Warren M. (Sandy) Gordon III (70 Royal Loop, Sequim, WA). Hereinafter cited as "Warren M. Gordon personal experience."

James Frederick Durrenberger1

Person ID #25, (1923 - 2000)
Last Edited25 Jun 2017
Uncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Durrenberger LineageJohn George Durrenberger6, Anton Durrenberger5, Gebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger4, Frans Anton Dürrenberger3, Josef Dürrenberger2, Martin Dürrenberger1
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FatherJohn George Durrenberger (1887 - 1974)
MotherMary Angela Weibeler (1891 - 1974)

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James F. Durrenberger
(1923-2000)
James F. Durrenberger
June and James Durrenberger - 1989 - Catalina Island, California
James F. Durrenberger
James Durrenberger

Life Events and Notes

  • 1923
    Birth
    1 Jan 1923
    James Frederick Durrenberger was born on 1 Jan 1923 in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1923
    Christening
    Jan 1923
    He was christened in Jan 1923 in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 194724
    29 Jun 1947
    He became the godfather at Warren's baptism on 29 Jun 1947 in Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Minnesota. It was also known as the French Catholic Church
    Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Minnesota. It was also known as the French Catholic Church
  • 195532
    3 Sep 1955
    Age 24
    Birth 13 Jun 1931 | Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United StatesG
    Death: 25 Dec 2011 | Santa Barbara County, California, United StatesG
    He married June Nancy Verhulst, daughter of Victor Verhulst and Dorothy Luehring, on 3 Sep 1955 in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
  • 195936
    Birth of Child | Sally Ann Durrenberger
    1 Jan 1959
    His daughter Sally Ann Durrenberger was born on 1 Jan 1959 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United StatesG.
  • 196138
    Birth of Child | Judith Lynn Durrenberger
    28 Aug 1961
    His daughter Judith Lynn Durrenberger was born on 28 Aug 1961 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United StatesG.
  • 196340
    Birth of Child | Paul James Durrenberger
    17 Apr 1963
    His son Paul James Durrenberger was born on 17 Apr 1963 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United StatesG.
  • 197451
    Death of Parent | Mary Angela Weibeler
    5 Jan 1974
    His mother Mary Angela Weibeler died on 5 Jan 1974 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 197451
    Death of Parent | John George Durrenberger
    24 Dec 1974
    His father John George Durrenberger died on 24 Dec 1974 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 1987~64
    Retirement
    1987
    He was retired as an engineering writer for General Motors in 1987.
  • 200077
    Death
    15 Sep 2000
    James died on 15 Sep 2000 in Goleta, Santa Barbara, California, United StatesG, at age 77.
  • 2000
    Obituary
    20 Sep 2000
    DURRENBERGER, James F.


    1/1/23 - 9/15/00. James F. Durrenberger was born on January 1, 1923 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was one of 5 children born to Angela & Jack Durrenberger. Jim graduated from Perham High School an attended the University of Minnesota. Following military service in the Medical Corps in WW II he joined General Motors and retired in 1987. He enjoyed his retirement years doing volunteer work for St. Marks Parish and Catholic Charities, traveling with his wife June of 45 years and their daily walks with 'Pierre'.

    Jim is survived by his wife June, daughters Sally Williamson and Judy Durrenberger, son Paul Durrenberger, son in law Rick Williamson, and granddaughters Holly and Natalie Williamson. Jim was devoted to charitable causes, his family, and church. He loved to be with children and animals. We will miss his sense of humor, letters to the editor, and his constant loving support.

    Masses will be said in behalf of Jim Durrenberger at St Marks and St Rafaels Catholic churches. A private memoriam will be held for the immediate family members later this week. In lieu of flowers please send donations to St Marks Catholic Church in Jim Durrenberger's name.

  • 2011
    Death of Spouse | June Nancy Verhulst
    25 Dec 2011
    His wife June Nancy Verhulst died on 25 Dec 2011 in Santa Barbara County, California, United StatesG.

Census and Residence Events

Family

Children with: June Nancy Verhulst (1931 - 2011)

DaughterSally Ann Durrenberger (1959 - )
DaughterJudith Lynn Durrenberger (1961 - )
SonPaul James Durrenberger (1963 - )

Citations

  1. [S8] "James F. Durrenberger Research", 1990, James F. Durrenberger (Goleta, CA), to Warren M. Gordon (Bellevue, WA); unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as "James F. Durrenberger Research."
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

 

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