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     Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schad and their two daughters, Theresa Molli and Frances (Fannie) emigrated from Molleteen, Austria in 1879 and settled in Springfield Township, Cottonwood County.
     Their family, Theresa (Mrs. John J. Jarmer, 1874-1958), Frances (Mrs. Rudolph Schaffer, 1880-1946), Elizabeth Babcock, Amelia Montgomery, Frank Jr. and August are all deceased.
     Mrs. Schad passed away at an early age in 1896. Frank later married Fannie Fritsche. He passed away April 24, 1912.

"Heron Lake MN - The People".
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     Rudolph and his wife Frances (Fannie), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schad, Sr. lived in Springfield Township, Cottonwood County. Rudolph did sheep shearing and dynamite blasting. They were the parents of nine children.
     Eva Davis, Sioux City, 1908-1968; Mary Schreiber, Austin -1903-, Aurelia Schwab, Luverne - 1906 -, Elizabeth Schultz, Westbrook - 1908-, Pauline Myrvold, Windom, 1910-, Fred Jackson - 1912-1982, Herman, Jackson - 1914-1982, Gertrude Veenhaus, Jackson - 1916-, George, Jackson - 1918-1985.
     Rudolph was born in 1882 and passed away in February of 1959. Frances was born in 1880 and died March 1946.

"Heron Lake MN - The People".
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     OTTO HANSON (1871) is one of the very earliest settlers of Weimer township. He was born in Norway June 12, 1842, the son of Hans Olson and Marian Olson, both of who died in their native land. Otto is the oldest child in a family of three boys and one girl, all living in the United States. The others are A. C. Hanson, of Mendora, Wisconsin; Matt Vaunebo, of Montana; Hannah Knudson of Mendora, Wisconsin.
     Until he was a young man Otto lived with his parents in his native land. He then took a position on a farm, where he was employed until he came to America at the age of twenty-seven years. He worked on a farm near LaCrose, Wisconsin, two years and then, in 1871, came to Jackson county. He took as a tree claim in southwest quarter of section 20, Weimer township, located on the place at once adn began its improvement, erecting a little shack, 12x18 feet, in which he lived for several years. He has ever since resided on the place.
     Mr. Hanson was married in LaCrosse county, Wisconsin, in December, 1870, to Annie Lorncern, also a native of Norway. Three children were born to this union: Peter, a machinist at Okabena; Anker, a Weimer township farmer; Hans, of Minneapolis. Mr. Hanson is a member of the Norwegian Lutheran church.

-NOTE:  Otto is the grandfather of Emma (Hanson) Schad

"An Illustrated History of Jackson County, Minnesota".
by Arthur P. Rose
Northern History Publishing Company, Jackson, Minnesota, 1910
pg. 371


     John Julius Jarmer was a farmer in section 8, Weimer township, on the homestead claimed by his father, Franz. John was eight years old when his parents immigrated to Jackson county from Triebendorf, Austria, in 1877. The original homestead was 120 acres.
     In Heron Lake, on November 9, 1897, John married theresa Mollie Schad, born June 19, 1874, in Molletein, Austria. Her parents settled in Cottonwood county in 1879.
     Mr. Jarmer owned a steam threshing rig and was in much demand during the harvest season.
     The family is affiliated with the Catholic church. John and Theresa were the parents of ten children: Herbert Edmund, born June 20, 1899, helped on his parents' farm until he passed away on May 25, 1959.
     Irene Rosella, born January 28, 1901, married Louis Spracher (deceased). They lived in Seattle, Washington, where she still lives.
     Dorothy Josephine, born January 24, 1903, married John Anderson, and they live in Minneapolis.
     Getrude Theresa, born June 18, 1904, married Joseph Wilds (deceased), married Herman Kroeger, and they live in Snohomish, Washington.
     Mary Bernadine, born January 19, 1906, worked in Minneapolis she retired and now resides on the farm with her brother, George.
     John Theodore, born October 31, 1907, married Leona Luft, born May 25, 1913. They have two children: John James, born July 9, 1944, and Angela Cecile, born August 29, 1946. John died December 22, 1973.
     Franklin Jerome, born September 25, 1909, married Rose Sieve. They have two sons: MIchael Gregory, born March 3, 1941, and Franklin Gaylord, born August 18, 1945. Franklin died July 21, 1968.
     George Matthew, born September 4, 1911, served in the U.S. Navy, came home and farmed on the family farm, where he still resides with his sister, Bernadine.
     Eleanor Clair, born July 24, 1913, married John Connor McCort. Their son George Franklin, was born June 11, 1938. John died in 1962, and Eleanor died April 25, 1968.
     Vivian Geraldine, born December 1, 1916, married George Ernest Hill. Their sons are John George, born January 19, 1947, and Gary James, born December 26, 1948. Mr. Hill died September 12, 1969.
     John died November 7, 1942, and Theresa died on February 6, 1958.

"History of Jackson County, Volume II".
pg. 315B
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     George Matthew Jarmer is a farmer living on the homestead his grandfather, Franz, claimed in 1882. Born on September 4, 1911, he is a son of John Julius and Theresa Mollie (Schad) Jarmer. He attended rural school for six years and parochial school for two years.
     George served in the United States Navy for thirty-nine months.
     He has farmed the home place in section 8, Weimer township, since his discharge from service, and has served as Weimer township treasurer. George is affilliated with the Catholic church.

"History of Jackson County, Volume II".
pg. 318B
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Floyd Schad Writes From Nazi Land

     Mrs. John Knodel of Lantry has sent us a copy of a letter she recently received from her son, Floyd Schad:

               Germany, Aug. 9, 1945.

Hello Mother:

     I received your most welcome letter of July 21st. The last time I wrote you, I just returned from Paris on a pass. I am writing you again and I also just came from Paris on another pass. I'll go on every pass they will give me as it don't look like we will go home very soon. We heard now that we won't go home until October. Nobody knows what the scare is. Everybody is getting very disgusted and uneasy including me. I don't think it is right that they can send 34,000 British women to the States and leave us stranded here.
     It is raining today and it feels like it might even snow. I have a terrible sore throat, and I don't know what caused it.
     One thing is in our favor over here anyway, and that is we can fraternize without sneaking around corners and looking over our shoulders like we used to do! But I still want to go home and see what an American girl looks like again. I've had enough of foreign people I often keep wondering what I will do when I get out of the Army, as the Army has changed me in lots of ways. I sure notice the change so I suppose you folks will notice it more than I do.
     Lots of luck to all of you.
     Write soon and don't expect me home for a while.


  Floyd has been gone for 3 years.
  Mrs. Knodel has also two other sons in the service, Lester, who is in the Navy, on a destroyer escort, and Sylvester, who is stationed in Hawaii at present. None of them have been home since they left.

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Cyril Gieselman & Leona Voss

Avoca Girl Is Married To Slayton Man

     Leona M. Voss daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Voss of Avoca was united in marriage to Cyril Gieselman son of Mrs. emma Gieselman of Slayton at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic church in Avoca on Thursday January 27, 1955 at 9:39 a.m. Father Edmund Guerber performed the Nuptial Mass.
     Carol Voss, sister of the bride was the bridesmaid.
     The bride was attired in a navy blue suit with white hat and gloves and navy shoes. She wore a corsage of red and white carnations. The bridesmaid wore a grey suit with accessories matching those of the bride. She wore a corsage of yellow and white carnations.
     A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents for 50 guests.
     The bride has been employed at the Mint cafe in Slayton and the groom is a truck driver for the Archer Daniels Co.

"February 3, 1955".

Dale Gieselman & Jane Lucas

Lucas, Gieselman Exchange Vows, To Live In Arkansas

     Jane Susan Lucas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Lucas of Belle Vista, Ark. and Dale Francis Gieselman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gieselman of Avoca, Minn. were united in marriage on the morning of June 6 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Rogers, Ark.
     Lisa Lucas of Omaha, Nebraska, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Debbie Fellows of Omaha, Nebraska and JoDee Bortolotti of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Garry Schmidt of Slayton, Minn, friend of groom, served as Bestman. Groomsmen were Roger and Raymond Gieselman of Rogers, Ark., brothers of the groom.
     Bart Lucas of Kansas City, brother of the bride and Tim Lehr, friend of groom served as ushers.
     The bride and groom are respectively employed with Stephenson's Restaurant of Jane, Missouri and Kim Wilson construction of Rogers. They are making their home in 802 Durham Place, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712.

"August 11, 1987".

Roger Gieselman & Paula Jugenheimer


     Lester and Theresa Jugenheimer, Rogers, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Paula Ann Jugenheimer, to Roger Louis Gieselman, son of Louis and Clarice Gieselman, Avoca.
     Jugenheimer is a 1981 graduate of Niles High Schol, Niles, Mich., and graduate of Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagie, Mich. She is employed by Tyson Foods, Rogers.
     Gieselman is a 1981 graduate of Slayton High School and a graduate of Pipestone Vocational Technical College. He is employed by Preformed Line Products, Rogers.
     The couple plan an Aug. 8 wedding at St. Vincent de Paul's Church, Rogers. An open house wedding reception is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Avoca Community Hall.


Dennis Gieselman & Shelly Byers

Byers-Gieselman Wed August 25

     A wedding ceremony uniting Shelly Denise Byers and Dennis Anthony Gieselman was held at the Iona Presbyterian Church, Iona, MN on August 25, 1990, with the Rev. Rollin Haynes officiating.
     Parents of the couple are Doug and Sylvia Byers, Westbrook and Cyril and Leona Gieselman, Fulda. Grandmothers of the bride are Min Bartholomaus and Florence Eisfeld, both of Slayton.
     Serving as Maid of Honor was the brides friend Lynn Dibble of Alta Mont Springs, FL. Bridesmaids were Amy Byers, Willmar, niece of the bride, Nancy Olson, Mankato and Melissa Kraft friends of the bride. Tera Myers, niece of the bride of Newton, Kansas was flower girl.
     Al Gieselman served as his brothers Best Man. Groomsmen were Dennis Miller, Phil Barrie and David Miller. Ryan Harder, nephew of the groom wa Ring Bearer. Usher and candlelighters were Steve Byers, Willmar, brother of the bride and Frank Serrao.
     Music was provided by organist Cathy Magnus, Slayton. Nikki Hoffman, Slayton, Soloist and Roger Koopman, Fulda, Trumpeter.
     The brides personal attendants were Jan Bosler, Sioux Falls, Joni Harms, Harris, IA and Tamy Funke, Worthington. Tammy Lundergard and Chris Gokie were at the guest book. Flower pinners were Jan Bosler and Joni Harms. Gift carriers and helper were nieces of the bride and groom, Stacy Byers, Somer Myers, Alana Knudson, Carrie Gieselman and Kelly Gieselman.
     The reception was held at Key Largo Ballroom, Lake Shetek with Sheila and Jon Knudson, Apple Valley, as Host and Hostess. Punch servers were Sheryl and Kevin Myers of Newton, Kansas. Karen Byers and Carol Harder cut and served the cake. Coffee servers were Sue Gieselman, Gail Gieselman and Loretta Ysker. Betty Swan was reception co-ordinator. Irene Kathman of Slayton made all the flowers. Mavis Amundson, Dovray, made and decorated the cake.
     The bride is employed with the Worthington Daily Globe and the groom is employed with Hedenquest Motors, Jackson.
     Following a wedding trip to Kansas the couple now resides in Worthington.


Cyril Gieselman

Flag flown in honor of Cyril "Duke" Gieselman

     The flag flown in front of the Murray County Courthouse the week of January 22nd is being flown in honor of Cyril "Duke" Gieselman.

     Cyril "Duke" was born on January 27, 1922 in Dundee, MN, the son of Anton and Emma Schad Gieselman. He grew up near Dundee, MN and attended Wavertree Country School. Duke wasa inducted in the U.S. Army during World War II at Fort Snelling on June 12, 1944. He served with Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 350 Infantry as a Light Machine Gunner 604, Rifle MKM. Battle and Campaigns at Northern Appennines PO Valley, receiving Good Conduct Medal, Army of Occupation Medal Germany, European - African - Middle Eastern Thearter Service Medal and 2 Overseas Service Bars. Pricate First Class Cyril Gieselman received a Honorable Discharge on July 7, 1946 at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. After service, Duke worked for Archie Daniels in Windom, MN from 1952 to 1958. Duke was married to Leona Voss at St. Rosa Lima Church in Avoca, MN on January 27, 1955. They lived at Slayton >>>>> Worthington, MN for eight years, he then worked at the Fulda Creamery for ten years. He became disabled in 1971. Duke passed away on February 19, 1997 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 75. He was a member of the American Legion Post #318 in Fulda, MN.
     Surviving at the time of his death were his wife, Leona, 8 children, LeAnn (Michael) Warner of Round Lake, MN, Kathy Gieselman of Sioux Falls, Carol (Loren) Harder of Delft, MN, Allan Gieselman of Livonia, Michigan, Loretta (Henry) Ysker of Mountain Lake, MN, Susan (Eli) Waldner of Mitchell, SD, Gail Gieselman of Windom, MN, Dennis (Shelly) Gieselman of Worthington, MN, 15 grandchildren, 4 brothers, 1 sister. Interment at St. Gabriel Cemetery at Fulda, MN.
     It is with great honor this flat is being flown in memory of Cyril (Duke) Gieselman.
     This is an on going program honoring the deceased Veterans of Murray County. Sponsored by the Iona VFW Post and Auxiliary #9680.


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