Aaron R. and Lottie A. (Ketterman) Dohner, her brother Daniel Ketterman

In 1880 Lebanon County Pennsylvania Aron is 30, Rebecca 25, both born in Pennsylvania.  One tree said his parents were Joseph Moyer Dohner 1814-1877 and his second wife Esther Henrietta (Groff) Reist 1818-1880.  Another said he married Rebecca Shaak.

Rebecca B. Shaak Dohner, spouse of Aaron Dohner, was born Sep 9, 1854 and died Nov 17, 1884.

Aaron R. Dohner, 37, married Lottie A. Ketterman, 28, on Dec 22, 1887 in Yuma - Wm. Marshall, minister, performed the ceremony.

In 1880 Carroll County, Illinois, Lottie is 20, Mary J. 16, and Daniel 14, with John 58 and Elizabeth 51.  John R. 1822-1907 and Elizabeth (Stoner) Ketterman 1829-1914 are buried in the Lanark cemetery.

Daniel B. Ketterman cash-claimed a quarter in 14, 6N 48W in 1891, and Lottie A. a quarter in section 21 in 1890.

Daniel is back in Ogle County, Illinois in 1900, married to Sarah J. 30, with Harrison 8 and George F. 7, all four born in Illinois.


Aaron proved up a quarter in 27, 6N 48W in 1894

Lottie A. Ketterman Dohner - Dec 1, 1859 - Feb 4, 1895 is buried in Lanark, Illinois. 11388805

A.R. Dohner was the secretary for Larimer County School District # 1 1898-1899, with teacher O.E. Jackson.

In 1900 Larimer County Aaron R. Dohner, born May 1850 in Pennsylvania, is widowed, farming.  Jennie K born Dec 1888 in Colorado, Guy K. Aug 1890 in Illinois, and Walter K. May 1892 Colorado.

In 1910 Larimer County Aaron, Jennie, Guy, and Walter are still farming.

1911 "The Baptist Sunday school had a picnic at Dohner's grove west of Loveland on last Thursday."

Guy Ketterman Dohner registered in Pueblo, Colorado, a civil engineer for Colorado Fuel & Iron, Minnequa Works, born August 22 1890 at Lanark, Illinois, and was single.

  University of Colorado Engineering School

Walter Ketterman Dohner registered in Bakersfield California, born May 22, 1892 in Yuma Colorado, and was a machinist helper for the Southern Pacific.

In 1920 Larimer County, Aaron is 69, nephew Harold Dohner, 20, born in Nebraska, is with them, as is Jennie, now 31 and married to Frank C. Wiebe, 34 with three kids.

Aaron Reist Dohner, - May 22, 1850 - Dec 25, 1930 is buried in Shafter, California. 7659577

Guy Ketterman Dohner 1890-1965 is buried in Glendale Forest Lawn 85380624


In 1900 Harold "Dahner" born Jan 1898 in Nebraska, is in Beatrice Nebraska with Joseph, born Sep 1872 in Iowa, married to Lena born Dec 1875 in Indiana.

Ruth Elizabeth Janzen 1916 - 2012 Ruth Elizabeth Janzen was born August 21, 1916 in Loveland, Colorado, to parents Jennie (Dohner) and Frank Wiebe. Ruth's family moved to Wasco when she was still a young child; she attended Maple School and graduated from Wasco High before attending UCLA, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree. On September 10, 1939 Ruth married the love of her life, Darrell Janzen, in Wasco. The couple loved to travel; and throughout the years, they took trips all over the world, visiting new countries and exploring new cultures. Ruth was a homemaker and mother, and her love shined through her care for her family. They will always remember what a wonderful cook she was, and will miss those delicious apple pies that she made time and time again. Ruth was also an artistic woman, who loved painting in her later years, but her favorite art to keep was the tiny handprints left on her sliding glass doors after her grandchildren had been by to visit. Ruth served on the PTA in Wasco, and was always active in her church family. She attended the First Baptist Church and the First Congregational Church, later known as Grace Community. Over the years she served as a Sunday school teacher and sang in various church choirs, along with staying active in women's groups. She will be dearly missed. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell Janzen; and her siblings, Robert Wiebe, Paul Wiebe and Margaret Cooper. She is survived by her children, Stephen Janzen and his wife Linda, Donna and her husband Mike Cooley, and Keith Janzen and his wife Carol; her grandchildren, Sara Cooley, Jeffrey and his wife Heidi Cooley, Christopher Cooley, Natalie and her husband Curtis Lehmann, Jonathan Janzen, and Kara Janzen; her great grandchildren, Savannah and Shepard Cooley, and arriving any day, Aubrey Lehmann; along with her sister, Winifred Larimer and her husband Bob. A visitation for Ruth will be held at Peters Funeral Home, in Wasco, on Friday, May 25, 2012 from 4-7p.m. A memorial service will be held at Grace Community Church on Saturday, May 26, 2012 beginning at 1:30p.m. Pastor Joey Cardamone will officiate the service, and a private family interment will take place at Shafter Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth's name to: Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Ruth's online guestbook is available at www.GoldenValleyMemorialCare.com Peter's Funeral Home - Wasco

Source: Bakersfield Californian, 5/24/2012



Henry B. Shaak cash-claimed a quarter in 20, 6N 482 in 1891.



Sallie R. Dohner married A.S. Erle March 31, 1888, in Sterling, minister R.F. Powell of Union, Colorado performed the ceremony.

Sallie R. Dohner cash-claimed a quarter in 21, 6N 48W in 1891.

Esther V. Erle, born about 1894 in Logan County, to Abraham S. Erle and Sarah R. Dohner, married Henry L. Justiss April 23, 1911 in Yellowstone County, Montana.

In 1920 Yellowstone County Henry L. is a farmer, 31, and he and Esther V. 26, have William R. 7 and Sarah L. 6.