William T. Gerold, 10N 48W

In 1900 Furnas County, Nebraska, Adolph Gerold is farming, born November 1845, married 28 years to Eliza Dec 1848, Gertie Dec 1880 - all three born in Germany. Herman Sept 1883 in Nebraska, John Feb 1884 and Katie May 1885 in Indiana, William Feb 1887 and Lizie Feb 1889 in Nebraska.

In 1910 Sedgwick County, Colorado, William T. Gerold is 24, single, living alone, next to Herman C. Gerold 27 both born in Nebraska.
They're next to Anton and Myrtle Gerold. Anton was born in 1875 in Germany.
(Anton 1872-1936 is buried in Brush, Colorado # 51905957. It appears that Herman married Myrtle, and they're buried in Crawford County, Kansas.)

William claimed a quarter in section 25, 10N 48W in 1914.

William Theodore Gerold registered for WWI in Fairfax, South Dakota, born February 10, 1887 at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, single, farming alone.

In 1920 Gregory County, South Dakota, William is a carpenter, single, nephew of the Herman Stille family.
The Stille's have a daughter Elsie, 23.
Herman Karl Stille and Henrietta Gerolt Stille had Elsie in Gregory County on February 15, 1897.

William T. Gerold, etc., had a lawsuit against School District No. 1 in Morgan County, Colorado in 1924.

November 1927 Longmont, Colorado "The John Sheerer 80-acre tract near Highland lake was purchased today by W. T. Gerold. The sale was made by the Pratt ft Brown Realty agency."

In 1930 Weld County, Colorado, William is farming, 43, first married at 23, with Elsie 36 born in South Dakota - no age at first marriage. William is 6, Irene 4, and Lee Adolph 3, all three born in Colorado.

1939 "Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gerold and family of Fall Creek visited recently with his nephew, Adolph Gerold, and family, at Fisher."

Adolph and Emma Gerold had Maylene May on April 28, 1926 at Bennett, South Dakota. She married Donald Bartram, and died February 15, 1996. Donald was born March 17, 1924 in Logan County, Oklahoma.
Huron, South Dakota, November 16, 1958
"Funeral services for Adolph Gerold, 58, who died in the Gettysburg Memorial Hospital, were held Nov. 11 in the Langslet Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Oliver Brekke officiated and burial was at Ovid, Colo. He was married to Emma Marie Laufman at Ft. Morgan, Colo., and for 10 years they lived on the Pine Ridge reservation. They then went to Oregon where they made their home for 11 years. From Oregon they moved to Kansas and then to Agar.
Survivors include his widow; three sons, Anton, Adolph and Leslie, Agar; five daughters, Myrtle Olsen and Joyce Koroush, Alsea, Ore.; Betty Campbell, Gold Beach, Ore.; Mayline Bartram, Wenatchee, Wash., and Vivian Stone, Columbus, Kan."

In 1940 Lane County, Oregon, William is a laborer at a lumber mill, 53, born in Nebraska, Elsie 43 South Dakota, William 16, Irene 13, Lee 12, Walter 9, and Loraine 7 born in Colorado, Dorothey 3 in Oregon.

1946 Corvallis "Honoring Miss Irene Gerold, whose marriage to Walter F. Hake is to be an event of September 21, a group of friends of the bride-to-be gathered for a surprise kitchen shower at the home nf Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Gerold, 1701 May street."

On August 7, 1946, William T. Gerold of Corvallis and Elsie E. Gerold of Benton County, appplied for a marriage license.

1953 Corvallis Oregon " Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Gerold of Corvallis announce the engagement of their daughter, Lorraine, to Herb Eggers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Eggers, also of this city. No date has been set for the wedding. Both Miss Gerold and Mr. Eggers are graduates of Corvallis high school. Mr. Eggers has been recently discharged from the U.S. Army having served six months of active duty in Korea. "

1954 Corvallis Oregon "William H. Gerold was approved to take the electrician examination last night during the monthly meeting of the Corvallis apprenticeship committee. Gerold has recently returned from a tour of duty in the Korean and Alaskan areas. He worked a number of years with various Corvallis firms before his recall into the U. S. Navy as an electrician. Mr. and Mrs. Gerold are now living with Mrs. W. T. Gerold of Corvallis."

William Theodore Gerold, born February 1887, died in Linn County, Oregon on May 7, 1974, spouse Elsie.
He's buried in Albany, Oregon # 96754928. So is Elsie Elizabeth Gerold 1897-1989 # 96754927.


William Ray Gerold was born August 28, 1928 at Snyder, Colorado, dying July 22, 1995, buried in Pierce County, Washington # 127079908.
"William R. Gerold, 71, was born in Snyder, Colorado on Aug. 28, 1923. He passed away on July 22, 1995 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He fought a good fight and amazed us all with his will to live. He retired from the Air Force in 1968 and belonged to the Pearl Harbor Survivors Group, Tacoma Chapter. He was an active member of the Spanaway Lions Club and Whitney Memorial Methodist Church. He also enjoyed his time at the Spanaway Senior Center. He will be missed by all. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kazuko Mary Gerold; his 2 daughters, Irene M. Chaney and Patricia A. Golliet; sisters, Irene Hake, Lorraine Eggers, Dorothy Brunson and brothers, Lee and Walt Gerold, all of OR; 6 grandchildren"


Walter H. Gerold of Salem, formerly of Fall Creek, died July 10, 2007 of cancer. He was 77. A private service was held July 13.
He was born June 8, 1930, in Berthoud, Colorado, to William and Elsie Stille Gerold. He married Mary Beck on Jan. 31, 1953, in Corvallis.
Gerold graduated from Corvallis High School in 1947. He served in the Navy Seabees from 1955 to 1961. He worked as an electrician in Salem for many years.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Jim and Tom, both of Keizer, and Randy of Salem; a brother, Lee of Portland; three sisters, Irene Hake of Springfield and Lorraine Eggers and Dorothy Brunson, both of Corvallis; and one grand- child. "


Lee A. Gerold died Feb. 19, 2008 in Portland. He was born Jan. 6, 1928, in Longmont, Colo., to William T. and Elsie E. Stille Gerold.
The family moved to Springfield in 1933 and then to Fall Creek. In 1942, they moved to Corvallis.
Lee graduated from Corvallis High School in 1945. He then entered the Navy. One of his assignments was working with the Wave recruiter in Seattle. He graduated from Oregon State College in 1952 with a bachelor's degree in business. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. He received his master's degree from New York University.

He worked in sales in the Midwest, where he met his wife, Betty Wallace. They were married July 10, 1955, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He was interested in classic cars and was the proud owner of a black 1941 Lincoln convertible. Membership in the Continental Car Club and the Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist, Gresham, was where he spent a lot of time.
His celebration of life was held March 1, at the church. He was also a member of the Oregon State Alumni Association.
Preceding him in death were his parents and brothers, William Gerold of Spanaway, Wash., and Walter H. Gerold, of Keizer.
He is survived by his wife, Betty of Portland; sisters and husbands, Irene and Walt Hake of Springfield, Lorraine and Herb Eggers, and Dorothy Brunson of Corvallis; nephews, James, Tom, Randy and wife Robin of Keizer, Ray and Sandy Eggers of Albany, Ron and Iris Eggers of Hawaii; nieces, Irene and Jerry Cheney of Milton, Wash., Patty and Greg Golliet of Olympia, Wash., and Cindy Lee and Jeff Petrovich of Anchorage, Alaska; numerous great-nieces and nephews; and one great-great-niece.

Dorothy Fern Brunson, 75, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2012 surrounded by family at the Evergreen Hospice House in Albany, Oregon after an eight-year battle with Multiple Myeloma cancer.
Dorothy, a lifelong Oregonian, was born March 7, 1937 at Fall Creek to William and Elsie Gerold and was the last of six children.
Her family moved to Corvallis in 1942. She graduated from Corvallis High School in 1954 and went on to attend Oregon State University. There she met Michael Nemchick to whom she was married from 1957-1965. The couple had one child, daughter Cynthia (Nemchick) Petrovich of Anchorage, Alaska.
Dorothy joined the First Christian Church of Albany in 1959 and served as a board member and elder for many years.
In 1968 Dorothy married Charles Brunson of Albany. Charles had three children from a previous marriage: Gay Kelly of San Antonio, TX, Wendy Taylor of Ponder, TX and Raymond Brunson of Waterman, IL. Dorothy embraced these children as her own. Chuck and Dorothy enjoyed traveling and camping in their motor home. The couple were married until his death in 1997.
During her marriage to Charles, a Korean War veteran, Dorothy became very active in several veterans' organizations. She was a past state commander of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, the chairman for the Girls State program in the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14, and was a proud supporter of the VFW Auxiliary 584.
She was also a member of the Good Sam club, a YMCA mentor, and a SMART (start making a reader today) volunteer.
Dorothy sold real estate for 22 years with Coldwell Banker Valley Brokers. She was named Realtor of the Year by the Albany Board of Realtors in 1990 and by the Willamette Association of Realtors in 1998. She was instrumental in the development of the Willamette Association of Realtors and acted as the first president in 1996.
Dorothy became a sorority house mother at Oregon State University in 2000. She began her career at Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, but her last six years were spent with more than 50 girls at the Chi Omega sorority where she retired in 2011. Dorothy cherished all of her Oregon State girls and acted as a surrogate grandmother to many.
Dorothy was married to George Sikes from 2001-2005. he is preceded in death by her three brothers William, Lee, and Walter Gerold. She is survived by her sisters Irene Hake and Lorraine Eggers.

Herbert E. Eggers passed peacefully Saturday, April 15, 2017. Herb was born and raised in Corvallis and was a lifetime faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Herb was born March 31, 1931 to Paul and Elizabeth Eggers (Sturm). He was one of three children.
Herb served in the Army from 1950 to 1953. He spent his discharge money on an engagement ring for his soul mate Lorraine Gerold. They were married March 21, 1954 and spent 63 years together.
Herb is survived by his wife Lorraine; sons Ray of Albany and Ron of Hawaii; eight grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, one great- great grandson (with more on the way); and his sister Helen Miller of Corvallis.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Robert Eggers.
Herb worked most of his life in the logging industry driving trucks. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening. His life was dedicated to his family and the church.