Hattie H. (Berkstresser) Grauberger, brothers Allen Palmer
Berkstresser, John Howard Berkstresser
In 1900 Carroll County, Illinois, Hattie, born Nov 1889 in Illinois, is
with widowed mother Cora born Oct 1862. Siblings are Allen P. 1885, John
H. 1887, Charles F. 1891, William D. 1895, and Catherine E. 1898, all born in
Hattie is still with Cora in 1910 Carroll County, teaching in a rural school.
Allen and Charles and Howard have no occupations.
Cora 1862-1943 is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carroll County - 70607613. -
and William Irving Berkstresser - 1852-1899 70607943.
But Allen P. and John Howard Berkstresser are also in the Woodbury County,
Iowa census in 1910, no occupations, lodgers with Alice Beatty, 49,
"According to an email from Kathy Wieland on April 12, 2008, a Hattie
Berkstresser, described as a schoolteacher formerly from Mt. Carroll, Illinois
was one of the original group of pioneers settling an area around Sterling,
Colorado. She said she got this information from a book titled 'Soddie Bride'
written by Ruth Schooley Hall."
Hattie proved up a quarter in 9, 6N 49W in 1914.
She married Frederick Carl Grauberger July 13, 1914, recorded in Logan
In 1920 they're in Santa Monica, California, with Donald D. 2, born in
Colorado. Fred is 30, born in Colorado - NE.
They're in the same house as Marion and Rilla Graham,
In 1930 Leroy precinct, Logan County, Fred and Harriet have Donald 12, Eugene
C. 8, and Ileen 7, all born in Colorado - so they didn't stay long in
In 1940 Boulder County, Fred is a farmer, with Harriet, Donald Eugene
and Ileen. None of the kids have occupations.
They might be the Fred C. Grauberger and Harriett B in 1953 and 1956
Jonesboro Arkansas - where he's president of the Mississippi Valley Life
Insurance Co.. Eugene C. is secretary-treasurer.
Grauberger Fred C. 15 Sep 1976 116 RockyMountainNews
Grauberger Fred C. 15 Sep 1976 43 DenverPost
Grauberger Harriet B. 10 May 1977 112 RMN
Grauberger Harriet B. 12 May 1977 32 DP
Donald B. Grauberger - Aug 13, 1917 - Aug 8, 2005 - Master Sergeant - WWII,
Korea Vietnam is buried in Fort Logan, Denver, with Ida M. 1917-2012.
So is Eugene C. Grauberger, Feb 24, 1921 - Sep 13, 1995, and Nancy M.
Grauberger - 1927-2007.
Ileen Grauberger was a cadet nurse at the Bismarck, North Dakota Evangelical
Hospital School of Nursing in 1946.
While athletic coach at Iowa State Teachers College, Mr. Berkstresser
entered military training in 1918 at a California camp. He was stationed
during his period of service at the Colorado State Teachers College as
Lieutenant in the S.A.T.C. of that school.1 Allen P. Berkstresser was born
on 25 September 1885.1 He was the son of Rev. William Irving Berkstresser
and Cora Rebecca Palmer. Allen P. Berkstresser married Inez Whitney,
daughter of John M. Whitney and Libby White.1 Allen P. Berkstresser lived in
1926 at Sterling,
Allen is a teacher in Cedar Falls, Iowa in 1915, married.
Allen Palmer Berkstresser registered in Greeley, born Sept 25, 1885, a
teacher at City High School, married -
In 1920 Greeley, Allen, 34, is director of athletics at a high school,
with Irene 31.
Allen is teaching in 1930 Sterling with Inez L. 41.Betty J. 9 and Joann
In 1940 Sterling, Allen P. is 54, teaching, with Inez, 51, born in
Nebraska. They have Elizabeth 19 and Joanne,, 13, both borni n
Child of Allen P. Berkstresser and Inez Whitney Elizabeth Jane
Berkstresser b. 14 Dec 1920
1913 Storm Lake, Iowa
Henry Lawrence Johns, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Johns of this city, died at 12:30 Saturday
morning in the city hospital from the effects of an
injury received by being kicked by a horse the
previous Wednesday. Lawrence has been living on the
Johns home place near Cleghorn, which he and his
brother, Lloyd, farmed.
The day of the accident he was helping a neighbor
and former college classmate, Howard Berkstresser,
finish planting corn. As they started to work after
dinner, Lawrence, who was using Berkstresser's team,
threw a sack of corn over the back of one of the
horses. When near the field Lawrence noticed the
sack was slipping and as he stepped between the
horses to put it in place, one of the horses kicked
him, striking him on the right side of the abdomen.
He was stunned by the blow, but was able to walk to
the house with the assistance of Mr. Berkstresser.
He remained at Berkstresser's until about five in
the afternoon, when he felt better and able to ride
to his own home about three miles away. As soon as
Mr. Johns reached home his wife and brother urged
that a doctor be called and a Cleghorn physician was
summoned that evening. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Johns who
were in Cherokee attending the funeral of an old
neighbor on Wednesday, reached the farm early
Thursday morning and a little later, Dr. Fettes, who
had been summoned in consultation, arrived.
Up to this time it had not been thought that the
injuries were of a serious nature. An examination by
the physicians showed that the injured man's
intestines had been ruptured and inflammation had
already set in. It was decided best to bring him to
the LeMars hospital before operating as there was
small chance of his recovery under most favorable
conditions. He was carried to the station at
Cleghorn on a cot by a number of his neighbors on
Thursday and brought to LeMars on the afternoon
train, where he was operated on that evening. The
operation showed the injuries even worse than
diagnosed and the family and the injured man were
given no encouragement. He was conscious almost to
the last, said goodbyes to loved ones and passed
away a half hour after midnight Friday night.
J. Howard Berkstresser was the son of Rev. William Irving Berkstresser and
Cora Rebecca Palmer. J. Howard Berkstresser married Grace Frary, daughter of
Delos Frary and Adelaide Adell, on 4 February 1913. J. Howard Berkstresser
lived in 1926 at Fleming, Logan Co., CO.1
John Howard Berkstresser registered in Meriden, Iowa, saying he was born
June 24, 1887 at Buda, Illinois, was farming with a wife and child.
Child of J. Howard Berkstresser and Grace Frary
◦John Russell Berkstresser b. 19 May 1914
Clara Belle Lewis was born on Tuesday, 16 April 1895 at Sioux City,
Woodbury County, Iowa.1
At age 26, Clara Belle Lewis married Albert Lloyd Seeman, age 23,
son of Peter Seeman and Anna Reusch, on Tuesday, 16 August 1921.1,2
Clara Belle Seeman and Albert Lloyd Seeman were divorced.2
Clara Belle Lewis married J. Howard Berkstresser.1
Clara Belle died on 15 March 1982 at Mendocino County, California,
at age 86.
In 1930 Leroy precinct, Logan County, John H. Berkstresser
is 42, Grace F. 56, with Russell J. 15, born in Iowa.
In 1940 Sterling, J.H. Berkstresser is the Logan County assessor, 53
married to Grace F. 67, born in Iowa.
Allen P. Berkstresser had teacher experience recorded in 1932, Logan County.
Allen P. Berkstresser, Sept 25, 1885- Dec 17, 1956 and Inez L. (Whitney)
Berkstresser 1887-1956 are buried in Sterling. 40767530
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