Rothlisberger
surname & burials
Fayette County Iowa
(also in Clayton & Plymouth Counties of Iowa)
Page contains burials, descendent tree, plat maps,
mainly focused on the Simon 1815-1887 x Elizabeth Neuenschwander 1830-1908 family of the Illyria P.O. area.
Elizabeth nee Neuenschwander Rothlisberger's brother John Neuenschwander 1832-1910, Elgin wagon maker, was my ggGrandfather.
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Rothlisberger burials
 in Fayette Co, Iowa

Surname First, Middle Maiden Spouse or Parents Birth Death/Burial Cemetery City/Twp Notes

 


Colored rows = info/data updated; white rows = not updated, needing data. 
Note:  This list is not all inclusive of the latest Rothisberger burials in Illyria.Cem.
Illyria Cem is also referenced as Leo Cem, Illyria-Highland Union Church Cem.

Rothlisberger Arnold Rothlisberger Dill ElsieM 1918/Mason.City.IA-?/?, married May1934, may have died or left as not present in 1940 census. 1915 May 1958 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Born Bern.Canton.Switz, died Sec25 farm, Boardman.Twp, 2mi SE of Elkader, Clayton.Co.IA.  Son of Rudolph Rothisberger 1866/Bern.Canton.Switz-Sep1943/Sec25, Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA & Emma Gusset 1876/Zurich.Switz-May1954/Sec25, Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA.  Brother of Robert 'Jake' 1911-1965, Clayton.Co.IA.
Rothlisberger Charles E. Rothlisberger Kerr Lulu A. 1881/Fay.Co.IA-1944/Illyria.Twp 1884 1933 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Son of John Rothlisberger1853/Wagner.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA-1948/Fay.Co.IA & Cora May Kohler 1862/Fay.Co.IA-1928/Fay.Co.IA. Ch: Earl.Leo1907, HelenM1909, HazelM1911
Rothlisberger Cora May Kohler Rothlisberger John 1853/Wagner.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA-1948/Wichita.KS Dec 17, 1862 Jun 1928 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Dau of Benedict Kohler 1836/Switz-1907/West.Union.IA & Magdalena B. Wenger 1838/Switz-1918/Fay.Co.IA.  Ch: CharlesE1864, Walter Simon1888. LeoEaft1888.
Rothlisberger Earl Leo Rothlisberger Tischer NettieH abt1905/Louisa.Co.IA-?/? Aug 28, 1907 Jan 12, 2007 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Son of Charles E. Rothlisberger 1884-1933, Illyria.Twp & LuluA Kerr 1881/Fay.Co.IA-1944/Illyria.Twp.  Ch?
Rothlisberger Elizabeth Neuenschwander Rothlisberger Simon/Simeon 1815/Bern.Canton Switz-1887/Sec1, Illyria.Twp. Aug 20, 1830 Nov 24, 1908 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Dau of Ulrich Neuenschwander 1801/Bern.Canton.Switz-?/OH & Susanna Hebeisen 1807/Bern/Canton, Switz-1848/Sandusky.Co.OH.  Sister of John Neuenschwander 1832/Switz-1910, Sec8, Westfield.Twp, the major wagon maker, Center.St (old Fab Auto area), Elgin.IA from 1863-1893, son Geo ran business to 1908.   Ch: Child1849, Elizabeth 'Alice'1851, John1853, Simon1856, Emma1858, Louisa1861, Paulina1863, Freerick 'Fred' 1865, Rosanna1871, Ida1871.
Rothlisberger Emma Gusset Rothlisberger Rudolph 1866/Switz-1943/Clayton.Co.IA 1876 May 1954 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Need parents.  Husband traveled back to Switz in 1908, returned early 1909 with Emma & married at Illyria/Highland Union Ch 1909Feb01.  Ch:  Infant 1909/Illyria.Twp-1909/Illyria.Twp, Robert 'Jake' 1911-1965, Clayton.Co.IA, ArnoldE 1915-1958, Clayton.Co.IA.
Rothlisberger Emma Rothlisberger Unmarried, dau of Simeon Rothlisberter 22 Jul 1858 29 Jun 1890 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Dau of Simeon/Simon Rothlisberger 1815/Bern.Co.Switz-1887/Sec1.Illyria.Twp & Eliz.Neuenschwander 1830/Bern.Co.Switz-1908/Sec1.Illyira.Twp.
Rothlisberger Frederick 'Fred' Rothlisberger Humphry MabelJ 1869/Fay.Co.IA-1943/Fay.Co.IA 1865 1953 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Son of Simeon/Simon Rothlisberger 1815/Bern.Co.Switz-1887/Sec1.Illyria.Twp & Eliz.Neuenschwander 1830/Bern.Co.Switz-1908/Sec1.Illyira.Twp.  Ch: RuthE1898, OtisW1905.  Raised Stephen D. Dryer 1892/IA-1949/New.Orleans.
Rothlisberger George Rothlisberger Infant of Simeon/Simon 15 Oct 1871 13 Feb 1872 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Son of Simeon/Simon Rothlisberger 1815/Bern.Canton Switz-1887/Sec1.Illyria.Twp & Eliz.Neuenschwander 1830/Bern.Canton Switz-1908/Sec1.Illyira.Twp.
Rothlisberger Hazel M. Rothlisberger Unmarried dau of CharlesE May 10, 1911 Apr 4, 2002 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Dau of Charles E. Rothlisberger 1884/Illyria.Twp-1933/Illyria.Twp  & Lulu A. Kerr 1881/Fay.Co.IA-1944/Illyria.Twp.
Rothlisberger Helen M. Rothlisberger Unmarried dau of CharlesE May 6, 1909 Dec 12, 2003 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Dau of Charles E. Rothlisberger 1884/Illyria.Twp-1933/Illyria.Twp  & Lulu A. Kerr 1881/Fay.Co.IA-1944/Illyria.Twp.
Rothlisberger Infant     No date 1935 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Son of LE & NH ROTHLISBERGER
Rothlisberger Infant Son Rothlisberger Son of Rudolph (suspected unmarked/unknown burial, bz/2015) Sep 1909 Sep 1909 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Son of Rudolph Rothisberger 1866/Bern.Canton.Switz-Sep1943/Sec25, Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA & Emma Gusset 1876/Zurich.Switz-May1954/Sec25, Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA.
Rothlisberger Jessie Nell Probert Rothlisberger Walter Simon 1888/Illyria.Twp-1973/Joplin.MO 2 Sep 1890 30 Nov 1959 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Dau of John Probert 1867/IA-?/? & Nellie Davis 1869/IA-?/?. Ch: Werner1914, Walter Leroy1916, Coranel1918.
Rothlisberger John   Rothlisberger Kohler Cora May 1862/P.Val.Twp-1928/Illyria.Twp Oct 6, 1853 Nov 10, 1948 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Son of Simeon/Simon Rothlisberger 1815/Bern.Canton Switz-1887/Sec1.Illyria.Twp & Eliz.Neuenschwander 1830/Bern.Canton Switz-1908/Sec1.Illyira.Twp.  Ch:  CharlesE1884, WalterS1888, LeoEaft1888
Rothlisberger John   Rothlisberger Rothisberger son of John abt1820+/Bern.Switz.  Unmarried. 1859 1935 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Son of John Rothisberger & Elizabeth Summer(s) both born Switz (Note: this John Rothisberger is likely a brother or cousin of Simon and/or Gottieb who settled in Fay.Co.IA  John1859 & his brother Rudolph1866 farmed together a mile plus SW of Elkader.
Rothlisberger Lulu A Kerr Rothlisberger CharlesE 1884/Illyria.Twp-1933/IA. 1881 1944 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Dau of Thomas J. Kerr 1851/Kane.Co.IL-1925/Waterloo.IA & Ella e. Moats 1857/Clayton.Co.IA-1939/Waterloo.IA.  Ch:  Earl.Leo1907, HelenM1909, HazelM1911
Rothlisberger Mabel J Humphry Rothlisberger Fred 1865/Sec36, P.Val.Twp-1953/Fay.Co.IA. Jun 1869 1943 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Dau of Samson Humphry 1829/Eng-1918/Fay.Co.IA & Hannah Vanvliet ?VT-?/Fay.Co.IA.   Ch: RuthE1898, OtisW1905.  Raised Stephen D. Dryer 1892/IA-1949/New.Orleans.
Rothlisberger Otis W Rothlisberger Unmarried, son of Fred1865 1905 1983 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Son of Fred Rothlisberger 1865/P.Val.Twp-1953/Fay.Co.IA & Mabel J Humphry 1869/Fay.Co.IA-1943/Fay.Co.IA.
Rothlisberger Rosanna Rothlisberger Unmarried, dau of Simeon Rothlisberter Dec 1867 1945 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Dau of Simeon/Simon Rothlisberger 1815/Bern.Co.Switz-1887/Sec1.Illyria.Twp & Eliz.Neuenschwander 1830/Bern.Co.Switz-1908/Sec1.Illyira.Twp.
Rothlisberger Rudolph Rothlisberger Gusset Emma 1876/Zurich.Switz-1954/Sec25, Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA. 1866 Abt Sec 1, 1943 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Son of John Rothlisburger abt1820+/Bern.Canton.Switz-?/? & Eliz. Summars/Summer(s) ?/Switz-?/?.  John1820+ may be a brother or cousin of Simon Rothlisberger 1815-1887, and/or Gottlieb1825, as all associated with the Illyria/Highland village or Elgin.IA area.  Brother of John Rothlisberger 1859/Switz-1835/Clatyon.Co.IA.  Ch:  Infant 1909/Illyria.Twp-1909/Illyria.Twp, Robert 'Jake' 1911-1965, Clayton.Co.IA, ArnoldE 1915-1958, Clayton.Co.IA.
Rothlisberger Ruth E Rothlisberger Unmarried, dau of Frederick1865 1898 1968 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Dau of Frederick  'Fred' Rothlisberter 1865/Sec36, P.Val.Twp-1953/Fay.Co.iA & Mabel J. Humphry 1869-1943, Fay.Co.IA.
Rothlisberger Simon Rothlisberger Neuenschwander Elizabeth 1830/Bern.Canton.Switz-1908/Illyria.Twp 27 Feb 1815 29 Jul 1987 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Son of Simon Rothlisberger 1773/Bern.Canton.Switz-?/? & Barbara Witachi 1790/Bern.Co.Switz-?/? Simon can be considered the 'father' of the Rothlisberger clan in Fayette, Clayton & Plymouth Co's, Iowa. Simon had two bro's or cousins that came to the area;  Geottleib1823-1914/ID & John aft1820-?/Elkader.IA area.  Ch: Child1849, Elizabeth 'Alice'1851, John1853, Simon1856, Emma1858, Louisa1861, Paulina1863, Freerick 'Fred' 1865, Rosanna1871, Ida1871.
Rothlisberger Walter Leroy Rothlisberger Unknown Wilma Nell 1921/?-?/? 19 Jul 1916 8 Jan 1992 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Son of Walter Simon Rothishberger 1888/Illyria.Twp-1973/Joplin.MO & Jessie Nell Probert 1890/Fay.Co.IA-1959/West.Union Health Care; res of Illyria.Twp. Ch: Sharnel, Janet, Robert, William b/d1945, John, Kim
Rothlisberger Walter Simon Rothlisberger Probert Jessie Nell 1890/Fay.Co.IA-1959/West.Union Health Care; res of Illyria.Twp Feb 5, 1888 Aug 1973 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Son of John Rothlisberger 1853/Wagner.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA-1948/Fay.Co.IA & Cora May Kohler 1862/Fay.Co.IA-1928/Fay.Co.IA.  Ch: Werner1914, Walter Leroy1916, Coranel1918.
Rothlisberger Werner Rothlisberger Rothlisberger son of Walter Simon 1914 1916 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Son of Walter Simon Rothishberger 1888/Illyria.Twp-1973/Joplin.MO & Jessie Nell Probert 1890/Fay.Co.IA-1959/West.Union Health Care; res of Illyria.Twp.
Rothlisberger William Dean 'Billy' Rothlisberger Rothlisberger son of Walter Leroy. 7 Jul 1946 7 Jul 1946 ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Son of Wlater Leroy Rothlisberger 1916/Illyria.Twp-1992/West.Union Hosp, res of Illyria.Twp & Wilma Nell Unknown 1921/?-?/?
Rothlisberger Wilma Nell Unknown Rothlisberger Walter Leroy 1916/Illyria.Twp-1992/West.Union Hosp; res of Illyria.Twp 28 Nov 1921 No date ILLYRIA Cem ILLYRIA Twp Need parents. Ch: Sharnel, Janet, Robert, William b/d1945, John, Kim

 

Illyria-Highland Union Church Cemetery burials:
http://iagenweb.org/fayette/cem/Illyria_I-Z.htm
http://iowagravestones.org/cemetery_list.php?CID=33&cName=Illyria
Iowa Rothisberger burials:
http://iowagravestones.org/search.php?new_cid=100&cfield=last&ctype=1&ctxt=ROTHLISBERGER


Rothlisberger
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Descendants of Simon (possible father) Rothlisberger

1 ROTHLISBERGER, Simon (possible father) b: 1773 in Langnau area, Emmental district, Bern Canton, Switz.

.. +WITACHI, Barbara b: 1790 in Langnau area, Emmental district, Bern Canton, Switz.

2 ROTHLISBERGER, Simeon Simon b: 27 Feb 1815 in Langnau area, Emmental district, Bern Canton, Switz. d: 30 Jul 1887 in Sec 1 farm, Illyira.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Church Cem, lot 3, in the middle of Sec 2, Illyria.Twp.Fay.Co.IA. Note 6: 31 Aug 1848 Married Eliz.Neuenschwander in Langnau, Bern Canton, Switz. Note 7: Abt. 1851 Immigrated with wife & Neuenswander's to Mansfield area, Richland.Co.OH. Note 10: Abt. 1852 Moved from Monroe.Co.OH to 40a in Wagner.Twp (west of Farmersburg) , Clayton.Co.IA. Note 11: Abt. 1855 Moved from Clatyon.Co.IA to an unimproved 120a, N3/4 of E1/4 in Sec 36, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA (on Clayton.Co line) & 40a hill timber/creek bottom SE1/4 of SW1/4 in Sec 26 P.Val.Twp (2mi NW of farmstead). Note 15: 1860 Census: Sec 36, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rutlenbeth/Rothlisberger: Simeon40Switz farming $1600/300, Elizabeth nee Neuenschander35Switz, Elizabeth10Switz, Simeon8IA, Mary6IA, John3IA. Note 16: 1867 Sold Sec 36 120a farm P.Val.Twp & bought 200a farm 1m S in Sec 1, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA (home Rothlisberger farm). Note 17: 1867 Rothlisberger farmstead in Sec 1 of Illyria.Twp, was 3mi W of Illyria village, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA; on section midline 1/4mi from W side, 1/2mi NW of Highland village on Fay/Clayton.Co line. Note 18: 1868 Fay.Co.IA.Plat1868: Sec 1 Rothlisberger farm bought in 1867 shows as owned by Sanderson & Moore. Note 20: 1870 Census: Sec 1 farm, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Simon55Switz farmer $4500/1280, Elizabeth39Switz, Elizabeth18OH, Jno16IA, Simon14, Emma12, Louisa10, Fredrick8, Polls6, Rose3. Note 23: 1879 Fay.Co.IA.Plat1879: 194+a in W3/4 of S1/2 of Sec 1, Illyria.Twp; plus 20a timber 3mi to NW in Sec 26, P.Val.Twp. Note 25: 1880 Census: Sec 1 farm, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Simon65 farming, Elizabeth49 nee Neuewnschwander, John26, Simon24, Emma21, Louisa19, Paulina17, Frederick15, Rosana12, Ida8. Note 28: The Illyria Post Office, Illyria.Twp, existed from 1851Jul22-1900Dec31.

.... +NEUENSCHWANDER, Elizabeth b: 18 Aug 1830 in Langnau im Emmental village area, 15mi E of Bern city, Bern.Canton.Switz. d: 24 Nov 1908 in Sec 1 farm, Illyira.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Church Cem, lot 3, in the middle of Sec 2, Illyria.Twp.Fay.Co.IA. m: 31 Aug 1848 in Langnau area, Bern Canton, Switzerland Father: Ulrich N. or R. NEUENSCHWANDER Mother: Susanna HEBEISEN Note 5: See husband's timeline, bz/2015. Note 22: 1900 Census: Sec 1 farm, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Elizabeth69 nee Neuenschwander widow farming 11ch/8living immigrated 1851, Paulina37, Rosana32, Ida28.

... 3 ROTHLISBERGER, Child b: Abt. 1849 in Langnau area, Bern Canton, Switzerland d: 1851 in At Sea; buried N.Y.City

... 3 ROTHLISBERGER, Elizabeth 'Alice' b: 10 Aug 1851 in Mansfield area, Richland.Co.OH d: 30 Aug 1935 in Gary, Deuel.Co.SD Burial: Elgin Cem, Sec 2, Lot L, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: 1910 Living at Elgin.IA.

....... +OSWALD, Louis A. b: 31 Jul 1851 in Sachsen, Germany d: 14 Dec 1917 in Elgin area, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Elgin Cem, Sec 2, Lot L, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. m: 1878 Father: Carl Christian OSWALD Mother: Johanne Christiane Dorthea THOMA

..... 4 OSWALD, Ada Elizabeth b: 08 Apr 1879 in Elgin area, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 25 Oct 1959 in Minneapolis, Hennepin.Co.MN

......... +KENYON, John Dallas b: 23 Mar 1879 in Bloomfield, Fillmore.Co.MN d: 15 Nov 1947 in Gary, Deuel.Co.SD Father: Robert Potter KENYON Mother: Anna Marie SMITH

..... 4 OSWALD, Lilly C. b: 01 Jun 1881 in Elgin area, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 09 Dec 1926 in Deuel.Co.SD

... 3 ROTHLISBERGER, John b: 06 Oct 1853 in East of Farmersberg in Wagner.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA d: 10 Nov 1948 in Wichita, Sedgwick.Co.KS Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Church Cem, lot 4, in the middle of Sec 2, Illyria.Twp.Fay.Co.IA. Note 5: Bef. 1883 Grew up & worked on home farm until 30yrs old, Sec 1, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 6: 11 Jan 1883 Married Cora M. Kohler of Elgin.IA; lived on father's farm a year after marriage. Note 7: Bet. 1884 - 1886 Rented farm land in NE area of Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: Abt. 1887 Bought a home farm in Sec 3, Ilyria.Twp, the Charles Speed place. Note 9: 1890 Farming 227a in Sec 3, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA; raised Durham cattle, Belgian & Norman horses, Poland China & Duroc Jersey hogs, active in Twp's offices, Woodmen, Gleaners. Note 11: 1908 Farming home area, sec 1, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 12: 1910 Census: Illyria village area, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothisberger: John55 farming, CoraM47, son WalterS21, g/son LeoE2; son Charles farming adj. Note 14: 1920 Census: Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: John66 farming, Cora57, Leo11. Note 17: 1925 Census: Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: John71, Cora.May62, g/son Leo16. Note 18: 1930 Census: Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. LeoE Rothlisberger22 farming, Nettie Tisher housekeeper, g/Father John Rothlisberger76 farmhand. Note 19: 1940 Census: Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Walter52 farming, Jessie49, Lever/Leroy23, father John86.

....... +KOHLER, Cora May b: 17 Dec 1862 in P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: Jun 1928 in Illyria area, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Church Cem, lot 7, in the, middle of Sec 2 of Illyria.Twp.Fay.Co.IA. m: 11 Jan 1883 in Fay.Co.IA Father: Benedict KOHLER Mother: Magdalena B. WENGER

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Charles E. b: 1884 in Illyria area, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 1933 in Illyria area, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Church Cem, lot 9, middle of Sec 2 in Illyria.Twp.Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: 1910 Census: Illyria village area, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: CharlesE26 farming, LuluA29, EarleE2, HellenM11m; father farming adj. Note 14: 1920 Census: Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Charles35 farming, Lulu39, Earl12, Hellen10, Hazel8.

......... +KERR, Lulu A. b: Jan 1881 in Fay.Co.IA d: 1944 in Illyria area, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Church Cem, middle of Sec 2, Illyria.Twp.Fay.Co.IA. m: 04 Apr 1906 in Kerr farm, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Father: Thomas J. KERR Mother: Ella E. MOATS Note 12: 1940 Census: Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Lulu59 farm operator, Earl32 (also enumerated married to Nettie, adj farm), Helen30 rural teacher.

........ 5 ROTHLISBERGER, Earl Leo b: 28 Aug 1907 in Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 12 Jan 2007 Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Church Cem, middle of Sec 2, Illyria.Twp.Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: 1920 Census: Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Charles35 farming, Lulu39, Earl12, Hellen10, Hazel8. Note 9: 1930 Census: Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. LeoE Rothlisberger22 farming, Nettie Tisher housekeeper, g/Father John Rothlisberger76 farmhand. Note 10: 1935 Farming, married, NE corner, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: 1940 Census: Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: LeoE32 farming, Nettie23IA. Note 12: 1940 Census: Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Lulu59 farm operator, Earl32 (also enumerated married to Nettie, adj farm), Helen30 rural teacher.

............ +TISCHER, Nettie H. b: Abt. 1905 in Oakville, Louisa.Co.IA m: 21 Nov 1934 in Burlington, Des.Moines.Co.IA Father: Theodore 'Theo' FISCHER Mother: Bertha MILLER Note 11: 1930 Census: Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. LeoE Rothlisberger22 farming, Nettie Tisher housekeeper, g/Father John Rothlisberger76 farmhand.

........ 5 ROTHLISBERGER, Helen M. b: 06 May 1909 in Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 12 Dec 2003 in Iowa Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Church Cem, middle of Sec 2, Illyria.Twp.Fay.Co.IA. Note 12: 1940 Census: Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Lulu59 farm operator, Earl32 (also enumerated married to Nettie, adj farm), Helen30 rural teacher.

............ +UNMARRIED

........ 5 ROTHLISBERGER, Hazel M. b: 10 May 1911 in Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 04 Apr 2002 in Iowa Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Church Cem, middle of Sec 2, Illyria.Twp.Fay.Co.IA.

............ +UNMARRIED

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Walter Simon b: 05 Feb 1888 in Illyria area, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 28 Aug 1973 in Joplin, Jasper.Co.MO Burial: Illyria-Highland Cem, in Sec 2, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 7: May 1907 Graduate of Oelwein.IA Business School/College. Living with parents on farm in Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: 1910 Census: Illyria village area, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothisberger: John55 farming, CoraM47, son WalterS21, g/son LeoE2. Note 10: 1920 Census: Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Walter31 farming, Jessie29, WalterR3y6m, Coranel2. Note 12: 1925 Census: Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Walter37, Jessie34, Lew.Ray/Leroy8, Cora.Nell7. Note 14: 1930 Census: Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: WalterS42 farming, JessieN39, WalterL13, Corend12. Note 16: 1940 Census: Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Walter52 farming, Jessie49, Lever/Leroy23, father John86.

......... +PROBERT, Jessie Nell b: 02 Sep 1890 in Fay.Co.IA d: 30 Nov 1959 in Health Care, West.Union; res. of Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Burial: Illyria-Highland Cem, in Sec 2, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. m: Abt. 1912 in Fay.Co.IA Father: John PROBERT Mother: Nellie DAVIS

........ 5 ROTHLISBERGER, Werner b: 1914 in Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 1916 in Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Ch. Cem, middle of sec 2, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.

........ 5 ROTHLISBERGER, Walter Leroy 'Roy' b: 19 Jul 1916 in Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 08 Jan 1992 in West.Union Hosp; res. of Illyria.Twp, Fay..Co.IA Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Ch. Cem, middle of sec 2, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 6: 1920 Census: Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Walter31 farming, Jessie29, WalterR3y6m, Coranel2. Note 8: 1930 Census: Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: WalterS42 farming, JessieN39, WalterL13, Corend12. Note 10: 1940 Census: Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Walter52 farming, Jessie49, Lever/Leroy23, father John86.

............ +UNKNOWN, Wilma Nell b: 28 Nov 1921 Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Ch. Cem, middle of sec 2, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.

........... 6 ROTHLISBERGER, Shamel b: in Fay.Co.IA

........... 6 ROTHLISBERGER, Janet b: in Fay.Co.IA

........... 6 ROTHLISBERGER, Robert b: in Fay.Co.IA

........... 6 ROTHLISBERGER, William Dean 'Billy' b: 07 Jul 1945 in Fay.Co.IA d: 07 Jul 1945 in Fay.Co.IA Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Ch. Cem, middle of sec 2, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.

........... 6 ROTHLISBERGER, John b: in Fay.Co.IA

........... 6 ROTHLISBERGER, Kim b: in Fay.Co.IA

........ 5 ROTHLISBERGER, Coranel b: 01 Jan 1918 in Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 15 Jul 2013 in Bartels Luth. Retirment Center, Waverly, Bremer.Co.IA Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Ch. Cem, middle of sec 2, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: 1934 Graduated from Elgin.IA H.S. Note 12: 1936 Graduated with Normal Certificate from Ia.St.Teacher's College, Cedar.Falls.IA. Note 22: Bet. 19 - 20 Jul 2013 Cremation service in Elgin; Furneral service Illyria Community Church.

............ +FRIEDEN, Floyd Joseph b: 1917 in Fay.Co.IA d: 1987 in Fay.Co.IA Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Ch. Cem, middle of sec 2, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. m: 04 Sep 1939 in Stone house, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.

........... 6 FRIEDEN, David b: in Fay.Co.IA Note 8: 2013 Living at Swisher.IA.

............... +UNKNOWN, Karen

........... 6 FRIEDEN, Charles b: in Fay.Co.IA Note 11: 2013 Living at Elgin.IA.

............... +UNKNOWN, Debra

........... 6 FRIEDEN, Jessielee b: in Fay.Co.IA Note 11: 2013 Living at Mason.City.IA.

........... 6 FRIEDEN, Jonell b: in Fay.Co.IA Note 11: 2013 Living at Waverly.IA.

............... +YOUNG, Mike

........... 6 FRIEDEN, Dianne b: in Fay.Co.IA d: Bef. 2013

............... +HAVENS, Ed Note 11: 2013 Living at Newton.IA.

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Leo E. b: Aft. 1888 in Illyria area, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA

... 3 ROTHLISBERGER, Simon J. b: 1856 in Sec 36 farm, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 28 Oct 1940 in LeMars P.O., Meadow.Twp, Plymouth.Co.IA Burial: Memorial Cem, LeMars, Plymouth.Co.IA Note 11: 1908 Living at Remsen, Plymouth.Co.IA. Note 18: 1925 Census: Lamars, Plymouth.Co.IA. Rothlisberger68 widower, dau BerthaA40, dau Eliz.Smith31, g/dau Mary.Eliza Smit5

....... +NICKLAUS, Julia b: 1858 in Elgin, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 26 Aug 1924 in LeMars P.O., Meadow.TWp, Plymouth.Co.IA Burial: Memorial Cem, LeMars, Plymouth.Co.IA m: in Iowa Father: John Peter NICKLAUS Mother: Elizabeth SCHNEIDER

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Mildren b: in Remsen area, Meadow.Twp, Plymouth.Co.IA d: Bef. 1892

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Bertha A. b: Jul 1883 in Remsen area, Meadow.Twp, Plymouth.Co.IA d: 1981 in Iowa Burial: Memorial Cem, LeMars, Plymouth.Co.IA

......... +UNMARRIED

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Frank H. b: 1886 in Remsen area, Meadow.Twp, Plymouth.Co.IA d: 1948 Burial: Memorial Cem, LeMars, Plymouth.Co.IA Note 18: 1925 Census: Meadow.Twp, Plymouth.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Frank39, Emily33, Harold14, Meldrey10. Note 22: 1935 Census: Shermon P.O., Edison.Twp, Minnehaha.Co.SD. Frank Rothlesberger49IA married farmer.

......... +SCHULTZ, Emily b: 1892 in Iowa Father: John SCHULTZ Mother: Bertha ROSBURG

........ 5 ROTHLISBERGER, Harold b: 1911 in Meadow.Twp, Plymouth.Co.IA

........ 5 ROTHLISBERGER, Meldrey b: 1915 in Meadow.Twp, Plymouth.Co.IA

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Charles Clinton b: 22 Jul 1888 in Remsen area, Meadow.Twp, Plymouth.Co.IA d: 1962 in Washington.Co.IA Burial: Ainsworth Cem, Washington.Co.IA

......... +COCKLIN, Mary Eva 'May' b: 15 Oct 1887 in Crawforsville, Washington.Co.IA d: 18 Apr 1965 in Iowa City, Johnson.Co.IA m: 02 Jan 1913 in Washington, Washington.Co.IA

........ 5 ROTHLISBERGER, Alvin Carl b: 1913 in Washington.Co.IA d: 2000

........ 5 ROTHLISBERGER, Alice M. b: 18 Apr 1919 in Washington.Co.IA d: 23 Dec 2004 in Iowa City, Johnson.Co.IA Burial: Sharon Hill Cem, Kalona, Washington.Co.IA.

............ +SAFOREK, Arden Donald b: 22 Jun 1914 in Richmond, Washington.Co.IA d: 25 Jun 1951 Burial: Sharon Hill Cem, Kalona, Washington.Co.IA. m: 28 Sep 1940 Father: Jospeh John SAFORED Mother: Margaret Rebecca MCILREE

........... 6 SAFOREK, Infant b: 1943 in Iowa d: 1943 in Iowa Burial: Richmond Cem, Washington.Co.IA.

........... 6 SAFOREK, Terrance b: 05 Nov 1946 in Iowa City, Johnson.Co.IA d: 28 Apr 2014 in West Alem, Polk.Co.OR

........... 6 SAFOREK, Dona

........ 5 ROTHLISBERGER, John David b: 1923 in Washington.Co.IA d: 02 Apr 1946 in Iowa City, Johnson.Co.IA Burial: Ainsworth Cem, Washington.Co.IA

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Charence F. b: 1891 in Remsen area, Meadow.Twp, Plymouth.Co.IA d: 1924 in LeMars P.O., Meadow.TWp, Plymouth.Co.IA Burial: Memorial Cem, LeMars, Plymouth.Co.IA

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Elizabeth R. b: 22 Jan 1894 in Remsen area, Meadow.Twp, Plymouth.Co.IA d: 08 Oct 1982 in Sioux City Hosp, Woodbury.Co.IA; res. of LeMars, Plymount.Co.IA Burial: Memorial Cem (cremated), LeMars, Plymouth.Co.IA Note 11: Graduated Ia.St.Teachers College, Cedar.Falls.IA; career teacher 7yr in Plymouth.Co.IA, 23yr in Sioux.City.IA.

......... +SMITH, Perry b: 1894 in IL

........ 5 SMITH, Mary Eliza b: 1920 in Plymouth.C.IA d: Bef. 1982

............ +VEALE, Unknown

........... 6 VEALE, Thomas K. Note 8: 1982 Living at McAllen.TX.

........... 6 VEALE, Lisa Note 11: 1982 Living at Wakefield.MA.

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Ida b: 1897 in Remsen area, Meadow.Twp, Plymouth.Co.IA d: Bef. 1982

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Erma 'Alma' b: 1899 in Remsen area, Meadow.Twp, Plymouth.Co.IA d: 05 Oct 1996 in Los.Angeles.CA Note 11: 1982 Living at San.Marino.CA.

......... +HEEREN, Lloyd

... 3 ROTHLISBERGER, Emma b: 22 Jul 1858 in Sec 36 farm, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 29 Jun 1890 in Fay.Co.IA Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Church Cem, lot 3, in the middle of Sec 2, Illyria.Twp.Fay.Co.IA.

....... +UNMARRIED

... 3 ROTHLISBERGER, Louisa 'Louise' b: 20 Nov 1860 in Sec 36 farm, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 04 Jun 1949 in Ft.Collins, Larimer.Co.CO Burial: Grandview Cem, Plot 7-1-119, Ft. Collins, Larimer.Co.CO. Note 6: 1890 Living at Gary, Deuel.Co.SD. Note 8: 1908 Living at Ft.Collins, Larimer.Co.CO. Note 23: Bef. 1940 See father's census timeline. Note 24: 1940 Census: 609 S.Moldrum.St, Ft.Collins, Larimer.Co.CO. Bauder: KatharynE45 music superior for Ft.Collins Sch's, mother Louisa79.

....... +BAUDER, Godfrey Gottfried W. b: 20 Dec 1856 in Mett Bei Biel, Bern Canton, Switzerland d: 22 Jul 1937 in Ft.Collins, Larimer.Co.CO Burial: Grandview Cem, Plot 7-1-118, Ft. Collins, Larimer.Co.CO. m: 1885 in Elgin or Illyra, Fay.Co.IA Father: Johannes 'John' BAUDER Mother: Catharina Catherine Goodman GUTMANN Note 3: Name Analogs: Bauder, Bowder, Gottfried, Godfred, Godfrey, Godfry, Godfred. Note 6: 1865 Immigrated, Switz to America. Note 7: 1886 In Elgin/Illyria area, Fay.Co.IA, when dau EditM was born. Note 8: 1890 Living at Gary, Deuel.Co.SD. Note 9: 1893 In Wisconsin when dau Katie was born. Note 10: 1900 Census: Williams.St, Deadwood, Lawrence.Co.SD. Bauder: GodfreyW43 carriage maker, Louisa39 nee Rothlisberger, EdithM13IA, KatieE6WI Note 11: 1908 Living in Ft.Collins, Larimer.Co.CO. Note 12: 1910 Census: 609 W Magdalene.St, Fr.Collins, Larimer.Co.CO. Bauder: Godfred53Switz foundry foreman, Louisa49IA 2ch/2living, KathryneE16. Note 14: 1920 Census: Ft.Collins, Larimer. Co.CO. Bauder: Godfrey63 factory pattern maker, Laura59IA, Cathren26WI chatriguce (likely Chautauquas, a speaker/movement, do a Google, bz/2016). Note 16: 1930 Census: S. Meldrim.St, Ft.Collins, Larimer.Co.CO. Baudu/Bauder: GodfryW73 retired, Louise nee Rothlisberger69, KatherinE36 school music superior.

..... 4 BAUDER, Edith M. b: Sep 1886 in Fay.Co.IA

..... 4 BAUDER, Kathryne Eelizabeth b: 13 Sep 1893 in WI d: 01 Feb 1970 in Ft.Collins, Larimer.Co.CO Burial: Grandview Cem, Plot 7-1-120, Ft. Collins, Larimer.Co.CO. Note 8: Graduated Ft.Collins.Co. H.S.; B.S. Music Education fom CO St. U; grad work at Northwestern, CO.St.Col, UofCA. Note 10: Bef. 1940 See father's census timeline. Note 12: 1940 Census: 609 S.Moldrum.St, Ft.Collins, Larimer.Co.CO. Bauder: KatharynE45 music superior for Ft.Collins Sch's, mother Louisa79. Note 18: Career music teacher at Ft.Collins.CO Sch's, supervisor of elem. & vocal music.

......... +UNMARRIED

... 3 ROTHLISBERGER, Paulina b: Jan 1863 in Sec 36 farm, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 02 Jun 1934 in MN or SD Burial: Grandview Cem, Gary, Deuel.Co.SD. Note 11: 1907 Living at Garym Herrick.Twp, Deuel.Co.SD Note 13: Aft. 1907 See husb. Charles Oswald's census timeline, bz/2016.

....... +OSWALD, Charles L. b: Dec 1855 in Wauzeka.Twp, Crawford.Co.WI d: 26 May 1938 in Gary, Deuel.Co.SD Burial: Grandview Cem, Gary, Deuel.Co.SD. m: 1902 in Gary, Herrick.Twp, Deuel.Co.SD Father: Carl Christian OSWALD Mother: Johanne Christiane Dorthea THOMA Note 8: Bef. 1880 With parents on farm in Wauzeka.Twp, Crawford.Co.WI. Note 9: 1880 Census: Herrick.Twp, Deuel.Co.SD. Charles Oswald23WI single farming. Note 15: 1900 Census: Herrick.Twp, Deuel.Co.SD. Charles Oswald44WI single saloon keeper. Note 17: 1910 Census: Florida.Twp, Yellow.Medicine.Co.MN. Oswald: CharlesL54WI farming, Pauline47IA 1ch/0living. Note 18: 1918 Plat: Florida.Twp, Yellow.Medicine.Co.MN, C.L.Oswald, 167+a, NE1/4 of Sec 7, on RR line 5mi NW of Burr Station. Note 19: 1920 Census: Florida.Twp, Yellow.Medicine.Co.MN. Oswald: Charles64 farming, Pauline57. Note 21: 1930 Census: Florida.Twp, Yellow.Medicine.Co.MN. Oswald: Charles74 farming, Pauline67.

..... 4 OSWALD, Baby Son b: 1903 in Gary, Deuel.Co.SD d: 1903 in Gary, Deuel.Co.SD Burial: Grandview Cem, Gary, Deuel.Co.SD.

... 3 ROTHLISBERGER, Frederick 'Fred' b: 1865 in Sec 36 farm, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 1953 in Fay.Co.IA Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Church Cem, middle of Sec 2, Illyria.Twp.Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: 1908 Living home farm, Sec 1, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: 1910 Census: Illyria village area, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Fred45 farming, MabelJ40, RuthE11, OtisW4, b/law Arthur Humphry54; bro John & bro Charles farming nearby. Note 22: 1940 Census: Illyria area, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Fred75 farming, Mabel70, Ruth41, Otis34, b/law's Arthur Humphrey83 & Leonard Humphrey82.

....... +HUMPHRY, Mabel J. b: Jun 1869 in Fay.Co.IA d: 1943 in Fay.Co.IA Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Church Cem, middle of Sec 2, Illyria.Twp.Fay.Co.IA. Father: Samson HUMPHRY Mother: Hannah VANVLIET

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Stephen D. Dryer (raised) b: 10 Mar 1892 in Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: Mar 1949 in U.S. Marine Hosp, New.Orleans.LA Burial: Marine Cem, New.Orleans.LA. Note 8: Early childhood home with Fred Rothlisberger's in NE Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 12: 1920 Census: Wadena, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Stephen27 farming, Fern23, Denyl2y3m, Lulu Jean4m. Note 13: 1924 Located in New Orleans, officer on private & Federal, Mississippi River boats. Note 14: 1925 Census: Oran.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Stephen, wife & 2 dau's. Note 18: 1930 Divorced from wife, both remarried, Derryl & Lulu took Malkow name of stepfather of Madison.WI. Note 28: 1945 First stroke, partially paralized; Jan 1949, stroke, died in late March.

......... +KERR, Rosanna Fern b: 01 Aug 1896 in Elkader, Clayton.Co.IA d: 06 Nov 1994 in Madison, Dane.Co.WI m: 10 Dec 1916 in Fayette, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Father: Thomas J. KERR Mother: Ella E. MOATS

........ 5 MALKOW, Derryl Dryer b: Abt. 1918 in Wadena, Illyrai.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 11: 1949 U.S. Army Lt, Engeering Corp, Assoc. Prof in Military Dept. at U.ofWI in Madison.

........ 5 MALKOW, Lulu Jean Dryer b: Abt. 1920 in Wadena, Illyrai.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 11: 1949 Living at Los.Angeles.CA.

............ +CARTER, William J.

........... 6 CARTER, Jeffery b: Mar 1949 in Los.Angeles.CA.

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Ruth E. b: 1898 in Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 1968 Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Church Cem, middle of Sec 2, Illyria.Twp.Fay.Co.IA. Note 22: 1940 Census: Illyria area, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Fred75 farming, Mabel70, Ruth41, Otis34, b/law's Arthur Humphrey83 & Leonard Humphrey82.

......... +UNMARRIED

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Otis W. b: 1905 in Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 10 Dec 1983 Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Church Cem, middle of Sec 2, Illyria.Twp.Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: 1920 Census: With parents in Wadena, Illyria.Twp, Fay .Co.IA, age 14. Note 22: 1940 Census: Illyria area, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Fred75 farming, Mabel70, Ruth41, Otis34, b/law's Arthur Humphrey83 & Leonard Humphrey82.

......... +UNMARRIED

... 3 ROTHLISBERGER, Rosanna 'Rose' b: Dec 1867 in Sec 1 farm, Illyira.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 1945 in West Union, Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Church Cem, middle of Sec 2, Illyria.Twp.Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: 1908 Living at home farm, Sec 1, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 15: 1940 Census: 220 W. Walnut.St, West.Union.IA. Ida Mattocks68, sister Rosanna Rothlisberger 72.

....... +UNMARRIED

... 3 ROTHLISBERGER, George b: 15 Oct 1871 in Sec 1 farm, Illyira.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 13 Feb 1872 in Sec 1 farm, Illyira.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Church Cem, middle of Sec 2, Illyria.Twp.Fay.Co.IA.

... 3 ROTHLISBERGER, Ida b: 15 Oct 1871 in Sec 1 farm, Illyira.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 14 Apr 1955 in West Union, Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Church Cem, Row 21, Lot B, Space 1, middle of Sec 2, Illyria.Twp.Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: 1908 Living home farm, Sec 1, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 15: 1925 Census: West.Union, Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Mattocks: Ida53 widow, Lucille18, sister Roann/Rose57, Emma.Philips80. Note 22: 1940 Census: 220 W. Walnut.St, West.Union.IA. Ida Mattocks68, sister Rosanna Rothlisberger 72.

....... +MATTOCKS, John Henry b: 31 Jan 1870 in Illyria P.O. area, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 24 Sep 1917 in Illyria P.O. area, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Church Cem, Row 21, Lot B, Space 4, middle of Sec 2, Illyria.Twp.Fay.Co.IA. m: 24 Feb 1909 in Illyria-Highland Union Ch, Sec 1, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Father: Willder Mack MATTOCKS Mother: Edna Ann HENDERSEN

..... 4 MATTOCKS, Wilma Lucille (adopted) b: 24 Oct 1906 in New Hampton, Chickasaw.Co.IA d: 29 Sep 1997 in Bloomington, Hennepin.Co.MN

......... +SWALE, Charles Herbert b: 1904 in Fay.Co.IA Father: Herbert Sherman SWALE Mother: Lillian Louisa WAITE

..... 4 MATTOCKS, No Natural Children

2 ROTHLISBERGER, John (suspect brother or cousin) b: Bet. 1820 - 1830 in Bern Canton, Switzerland d: in Son's John & Rudolph died in Clayton.Co.IA. Note 4: John Rothlishberger is possibly a brother (or cousin) of Simon Rothlisberger as John's sons John & Rudolph farmed in Clayton.Co.IA & associated with the Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA familiesl, bz/2015.

.... +SUMMER, Elizabeth Summars b: in Bern Canton, Switzerland Father: Christian Summars SUMMER Mother: Maggie WADLAY

... 3 ROTHLISBERGER, John b: 24 Jan 1859 in Bern Canton, Switzerland d: 15 Mar 1935 in Clatyon.Co.IA Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Ch. Cem, middle of sec 2, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 11: 1889 Immigrated with brother Rudolph, Switz to Clayton.Co.IA. Note 15: 1910 Census: Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA. Rothisberger: Rudolph52 farming, Emma42, Robert9IA, Arnold4y1mIA, bro John62Switz Note 17: 1920 Census: Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Rudolf63 farming, Emma53, Arnold15, bro John71.

....... +UNMARRIED

... 3 ROTHLISBERGER, Rudolph b: 1866 in Bern Canton, Switzerland d: Abt. 01 Sep 1943 in Farm home, Sec 25, Boardman.Twp, 1+mi SE of Elkader, Clayton.Co.IA. Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Ch. Cem, middle of sec 2, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 7: 1889 Immigrated, age 23, with brother John, Switz to Clayton.Co.IA (and likely a sister, bz/2015). Note 10: 1905 Census: Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA. Rudolph Rooethlesberger1867. Note 11: 12 Sep 1907 Elgin.IA.Paper: Illyria area news, Fay.Co.IA; Rudolph Rothlisberger & sister of German Bottom spent Sunday at the Eliz.Rothlisberger home. Note 15: 1909 From Highland.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA at time of marriage; had travled back to Switz. & returned with Emma Gusset before they married. Note 18: 1920 Census: Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA. Rothisberger: Rudolph52 farming, Emma42, Robert9IA, Arnold4y1mIA, bro John62Switz Note 20: 1930 Census: Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Rudolf63 farming, Emma53, Arnold15, bro John71. Note 22: 03 Sep 1937 Dubuque.IA.Paper: Rudolph Rothlisberger vx. Fred Rothlisberger, et al, partition. Note 23: 29 Nov 1938 Dubuque.IA.Paper: Elkader.IA, Rudolph Rothlisberger vs. Chas.Wagner, note for $1,127. Note 24: 1940 Census: Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Rudolph73 farming, Emma63, Arnold25; farming adj son Jake (Robert) & wf Loretta26WI.

....... +GUSSET, Emma b: 1876 in Zurich, Switzerland d: Mar 1954 in Farm home, Sec 25, Boardman.Twp, 1+mi SE of Elkader, Clayton.Co.IA. Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Ch. Cem, middle of sec 2, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. m: 01 Feb 1909 in Illyria-Highland Union Ch, Sec 1, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 11: 1908 Immigrated from Switz to Iowa. Note 14: 1909 From Highland.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA at time of marriage.

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Infant b: Sep 1909 in Illyria area, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: Sep 1909 in Illyria area, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Robert 'Jake' b: 1911 in Farm home, Sec 25, Boardman.Twp, 1+mi SE of Elkader, Clayton.Co.IA. d: Jul 1965 in Farm home, Sec 25, Boardman.Twp, 1+mi SE of Elkader, Clayton.Co.IA. Burial: East Side Cem, Elkader, Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA. Note 15: 1940 Census: Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Rudolph73 farming, Emma63, Arnold25; farming adj son Jake (Robert) & wf Loretta26WI. Note 18: 1958 Farming with bro. Arnold near Elkader.IA.

......... +UNMARRIED

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Arnold E. b: 1915 in Farm home, Sec 25, Boardman.Twp, 1+mi SE of Elkader, Clayton.Co.IA. d: May 1958 in Farm home, Sec 25, Boardman.Twp, 1+mi SE of Elkader, Clayton.Co.IA. Burial: Illyria-Highland Union Ch. Cem, middle of sec 2, Illyria.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 14: 1920 Census: Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA. Rothisberger: Rudolph52 farming, Emma42, Robert9IA, Arnold4y1mIA, bro John62Switz Note 15: 1930 Census: Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Rudolf63 farming, Emma53, Arnold15, bro John71. Note 16: 1934 Living at Elkader, farming, Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA at time of marriage. Note 17: Bet. 1935 - 1940 Wife Elise must have died or left Arnold as not present in 1940 census, bz/2015. Note 18: 1940 Census: Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Rudolph73 farming, Emma63, Arnold25; farming adj son Jake (Robert) & wf Loretta26WI. Note 19: May 1942 Ordered to report for the Draft, Arnold E. Rothlisberger of Elkader.IA. Note 24: May 1958 Cause of death, heart. Farmed with bro Jake near Elkader.IA at time of death.

......... +DILL, Elsie M. b: 1918 in Mason City, Cerro.Gordo.Co.IA m: 05 May 1934 in Elkader, Boardman.Twp, Clayton.Co.IA Father: Elmer DILL Mother: Mary CARPENTER Note 9: 1934 Living at Mason City, Cerro.Gordo.Co.IA at time of marriage.

... 3 ROTHLISBERGER, Unknown b: in Bern Canton, Switzerland d: in Iowa

2 ROTHLISBERGER, Gottlieb 'George' (bro or cuz) b: Abt. 1823 in Bern Canton, Switzerland d: 1914 in Canyon,Canyon.Co.ID Burial: Kohlerlawn Cem, Sec OC, Lot 477, Space 1, Nampa, Canyon.Co.ID. Note 3: Gottlieb may be a brother or cousin of Simin Rothlisberger, since both came to Fay.Co.IA, quickly after immigration (Simon in 1851, Gottlieb in 1860), bz/2015. Note 4: Both theSimon & Gottlieb families have their American 'origins' as part of the Swiss 'community' near Elgin, Fay.Co.IA, bz/2015. Note 5: Suspect: brother of Simon, bz/2011. Note 6: Abt. 1860 Sailed from LeHavre.France. On passenger List: Rothlisberger36 Swiss farmer, Magda34, Carolien2, Johann3m. Note 7: 1863 Draft.Reg: Rothlisberger, Gottieb40Swiss grocer Elgin, Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: Bet. 1865 - 1866 IRS.Tax.List: Geothold Rothlisberger, retail liquor dealer, saloonist, Elgin, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 12: 1878 Fay.Co.IA.Hist1878: George Rothlisberger, saloon keeper and farmer, Elgin, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 14: 1880 Census: Elgin, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Gottlib55 farming, Magdalena45, John20 laborer, Louisa18, Albert15, Emma13. Note 15: Bet. 1881 - 1884 The Gottlieb Rothlisberger family moved from Fay.Co.IA to Sanborn.Co.SD. Note 16: 1885 Census: Sanborn.Co.SD. Rothlisberger: G.60, M.59, A22 (Albert), farmers; adj son J26 (John) farming, adj Note 17: 1900 Census: Floyd.Twp, Sanborn.Co.SD. Rothlisberger: Alfred34 farming, father Gottlieb75 farmer. Note 18: 22 Jun 1905 Elgin.IA Paper: Gottlieb, age 81, with dau Mrs. Braden, from Woodsocket.SD, visiting Eliz. Rothisberger & friends. Note 21: Aft. 1910 Joined son Albert in Canyon.Co.ID.

.... +UNKNOWN, Magdalena b: 1827 in Bern Canton, Switzerland d: Bef. 1900 in Sanborn.Co.SD (?bz/2015) m: Bef. 1860 in Bern Canton, Switzerland

... 3 ROTHLISBERGER, Caroline 'Lena' b: 1858 in Bern Canton, Switzerland

....... +LEHMAN, Unknown

..... 4 LEHMAN, Ernest

..... 4 LEHMAN, Carl

... 3 ROTHLISBERGER, John b: 1860 in Bern Canton, Switzerland Note 11: 1910 Census: Woonsocket, Sanborn.Co.SD. Rothlisberger: John50Swiss heating plant plumber, Celia45NY 4ch3living, Carl22SD barber, Myrtle18SD, Bessie15SD, b/law JamesO Thompson44WI heating plant plumber

....... +THOMPSON, Celia b: 1865 in NY m: 1885 Father: Unknown THOMPSON

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Carl b: 18 Nov 1888 in Woonsocket, Sanborn.Co.SD d: 08 Feb 1937 in Minnehaha.Co.SD

......... +KINSLEY, L. Winifred 'Winnie' b: 13 Nov 1904 in SD d: 24 Oct 2002 in Mitchell, Davison.Co.SD Father: John E. M. KINSLEY Mother: Ida F. UNKNOWN

........ 5 ROTHLISBERGER, Robert L. 'Bob' b: 1927 in SD d: 2000

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Myrtle Lois b: 1892 in Woonscoket, Sanborn.Co.SD d: 01 Mar 1986 in Sandpoint, Bonner.Co.ID

......... +PIER, Albert Howard b: 20 Oct 1888 in Woonsocket, Sanborn.Co.SD d: 22 Dec 1986 in Sandpoint, Bonner.Co.ID

..... 4 ROTHLISBERGER, Bessie Jane b: 25 Dec 1894 in Woonsocket, Sanborn.Co.SD

......... +WORTHEN, Charles Leon b: 06 Sep 1893 in Woonsocket, Sanborn.Co.SD d: 15 Jun 1963 in Riverside, Riverside.Co.CA m: 14 Apr 1919 in Woonsocket, Sanborn.Co.SD Note 12: 1919 Living at Mitcfhel.Twp, Davison.Co.SD at time of marriage.

... 3 ROTHLISBERGER, Louisa 'Lucy' b: 1862 in Elgin, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA

....... +BRADEN, Unknown

... 3 ROTHLISBERGER, Albert C. b: 1865 in Elgin, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: 12 Jul 1919 in Canyon,Canyon.Co.ID Burial: Kohlerlawn Cem, Plot E-42-5, Nampa, Canyon.Co.ID. Note 11: 1880 Census: Elgin, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Rothlisberger: Gottlib55 farming, Magdalena45, John20 laborer, Louisa18, Albert15, Emma13. Note 14: 1900 Census: Floyd.Twp, Sanborn.Co.SD. Rothlisberger: Alfred34 farming, father Gottlieb75 farmer. Note 17: 1910 Census: South Nampa Precinct, Canyon.Co.ID. Albert Rothisberger 44IA single farmer.

....... +UNMARRIED

... 3 ROTHLISBERGER, Emma b: 1867 in Elgin, P.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA

....... +UNKNOWN

..... 4 UNKNOWN, Grace M.

......... +DAVIS, Unknown

..... 4 UNKNOWN, Elizabeth

......... +STUART, Unknown

..... 4 UNKNOWN, Emma

......... +CARLBERG, Unknown

 


Fayette County, Iowa, Bio's



John Rothlisberger
(Fitchís 1910 History of Fayette County, Iowa, page 1036):
....From sturdy and worthy Swiss parents, as good blood as could course through the veins of any man, comes John Rothlisberger, an enterprising and highly respected farmer of Illyria township, Fayette county. He was born in Wagner township, Clayton county, Iowa, October 6, 1853, and is the son of Simeon and Elizabeth (Neuenschwander) Rothlisberger, both natives of the canton of Bern, Switzerland. They grew to maturity in their native land and were married there, coming to America about 1851 and located near Mansfield, Ohio. However, they soon came on to Clayton county, Iowa, where they secured forty acres of land; after retaining this a short time, they sold out and came to Pleasant Valley township, Fayette county, and purchased one hundred and sixty acres, which was soon cleared and a comfortable home established on it. The parents lived there until 1867, when they sold out and located in section 1, Illyria township, on a tract of one hundred and sixty acres; later additions brought this place up to two hundred acres, and here the father spent the rest of his life, dying in July 1887, his widow surviving until November 24, 1908, reaching an advanced age. Simeon Rothlisberger was a hard working, successful agriculturist, honest and a man who had hosts of friends wherever he was known. He and his good wife were members of the Reformed church. He voted the Democratic ticket. The following children were born to them: Alice married L.H. Oswald, of Elgin, Iowa; John, of this review; Simeon is a farmer in Plymouth county, Iowa; Emma is deceased; Louisa married G.W. Bowder of Ft. Collins, Colorado; Pauline married C. Oswald of Gary, South Dakota; Fred married Mabel Humphrey and is farming in Illyria township; Rosanna is single and is living in Illyria township; Ida and George are twins: the former married John Mattox, of Illyria township, and one child which died on the ocean and is buried in New York City; George is deceased. John Rothlisberger was educated in the common schools and he remained on the home place until he was thirty years old. On January 11, 1883, he married Cora M. Kohler, who was born in Elgin, Iowa, the daughter of Benedict and Magdalena (Wenger) Kohler, both natives of Switzerland, from which country they came to America in 1854, he at the age of seventeen and she when fifteen years old, each with their parents.
....Mr. Kohler spent three years in Elgin, Iowa, with Benjamin Dimond in a grist-mill. Three trips to Kansas, with a view of locating there, ended in a final location in West Union, Iowa. The first trip, in 1857, was made by steamboat, the return being made afoot, in order to view the country. After this trip, Mr. Kohler never refused lodging or food to any wayfarer who appealed to him. In August of the same year he returned to Kansas, taking with him a bride, Magdalena Wenger, and his older brother, John Kohler, the wedding trip being made in a "prairie schooner," drawn by oxen. Mr. Kohler found that his claim had been taken by frontier sneaks, and, with his wife and brother, he pushed on farther south and then west. After three years of sickness and frontier hardships, drought compelled them to abandon Kansas and they again came to Elgin. Three years were spent in Elgin and twenty-seven years on a farm three miles south of that place, and then Kansas lured him again. This time, however, the trip was made by rail. Less than a year in Kansas sufficed to send them back to Fayette county, locating near West Union, where they remained for sixteen years. Then came a trip to California and a final location in West Union, where Mr. Kohlerís death occurred on April 22, 1907, his remains being laid to rest in Leo cemetery, Illyria township, a burying ground to which many are brought great distances for burial near their old homes. His widow is living in West Union. Ten children were born to them, namely: Esmeralda died in Kansas; Angeline married Sampson Humphrey, of Pacific Grove, California; Cora M., wife of the subject; Josephine married William Boyer and lives in Decorah, Iowa; George is deceased; George, the second, is living in Kansas; Ida lives in West Union; Frank is deceased; Cecelia married William Stirk and lives near West Union; Lillian is single and is living with her mother. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. John Rothlisberger: Charles E., who married Lulu Kerr, is living in Illyria township, and they have two children, Earl and Helen; Walter S., who lives at home, is a graduate of the Oelwein Business College, of the class of May, 1907; Leo E. is the youngest child. After their marriage the subject and his wife lived one year on his fatherís farm, then rented land in Illyria township for two years, then bought where they now live in section 3, of this township, which is known as the Charles Speed place. This excellent place consists in all of two hundred and twenty-seven acres, a part of which is the W. Boyle place in section 3, Illyria township. The subject has a well improved farm in every respect, which is well kept, and his home is one of the most desirable and attractively located in the community. General farming has always claimed his attention for the most part, though he is known as a raiser of fine Durham cattle, Belgian and Norman horses, Poland-China and Duroc-Jersey hogs. His stock always finds a very ready market, owing to the fact that they are well cared for and are admired by all. He has been very successful considering the fact that he is a self-made man and has but little assistance in all his operations. Mr. Rothlisberger is a Democrat and he has held many of the township offices. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. His wife is a member of the Ancient Order of Gleaners, as is also their son, Walter S.




Peter Nicklaus
...Peter Nicklaus, one of the leading business men of Elgin, is a worthy representative of the Swiss settlers who have largely built up this thriving little town and made it what we find it today. He was born in Canton Berne, Switzerland, April 26, 1831, and is a son of Frank H. and Anna M. (Maurer) Nicklaus. His paternal grandfather, Frank Henry Nicklaus, came to New York in 1786, as a servant of an English family; he, however, soon returned. He was a bodyguard of Ludwig and was present at the attack made on the King at the church in Paris on the breaking out of the Revolution of 1794, but fortunately he escaped the fury of the murderers. Afterwards, he was numbered among those who were sent to re-enforce Napoleon's Army and was in the campaign to Moscow. Again he made his escape unhurt but experienced much suffering. He was one of the hundred Swiss who formed Napoleon's body guard, every man of whom was over six feet high. After his return, he had command of a Swiss regiment. He had attained the age of seventy-six years at the time of his death.
...The father of our subject came to this country in 1834, one of the first to leave his native canton for America. He was ninety days sailing from Havre to New Orleans and came up the Mississippi River as far as St. Louis, whence he made his way to Highland, Ill., and thence rode across the country on horseback to Cincinnati, Ohio, and on to Buffalo and Quebec. He then sailed for Liverpool, made his way home to Havre, France, and on to his native county. That was his last trip. He died in Switzerland at the age of eighty-two years, having long survived his wife who died at the age thirty-three, leaving five children, of whom three are yet living. After the death of his first wife he was again married and by his second marriage had three children, one son and two daughters, all of whom were born in Switzerland. A brother of the father, John J. Nicklaus, came to the United States in 1836, locating in Memphis, Tenn., and died of yellow fever in New Orleans, leaving a family of two sons and one daughter.
...Our subject is the eldest of his father's family and the only one that ever crossed the ocean. He received a common-school education and lived upon the farm until seventeen years of age, when he went to Dumbreson and began a two years apprenticeship to the cabinet maker's trade but at the end of a year and a half his employer died and he was released. He worked as a journeyman until he came to the United States which important event in his life occurred in 1852. After forty days sailing upon the Atlantic the vessel dropped anchor in New York Harbor and he found himself upon American soil. He secured work at his trade in Pittsburg and in that city on November 2, 1854, was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Schnider, who was born in Canton Berne, Switzerland, September 17, 1833, and is a daughter of Casper and Rosina (Gnagy) Schnider who came to this country in 1851, and spent their last days in Allegheny; County, Pa., where the father died at the age of seventy-five years and his wife when eighty-two years of age. They had three children, Mrs. Mary Gessy who resides in Pennsylvania; Mrs. Nicklaus, and John who resides on the old homestead in the Keystone State.
...It was in 1856 that Mr. Nicklaus became a resident of Elkader, Iowa, where he formed a partnership with C. Grothewel in the cabinet-maker's trade. In 1858 he removed to Clermont and ran a cabinet shop until 1861, when he sold out and bought a sawmill to which he added a stave factory; operating both for some time. In 1872 he moved his mill to Elgin and still operates the sawmill part of his business. The same year he removed his family to this place and built the fine brick residence which is yet their home, it being one of the finest houses in the town. Mr. Nicklaus was also prominently connected with the Elgin Canning Company as its largest stockholder and the manager of the business which position he filled for eight years or until 1890 when his son, C. W. took charge. He is also interested in farming, owning some six hundred acres of land which yields to him a good income.
...Unto Mr. and Mrs. Nicklaus have been born ten children but four of that number died in childhood. The living are: Louise, wife of Dr. B. Erp Brokhausen, a resident practitioner of Lansing, Iowa; Julia nee Mattocks,  wife of Simon Jr. Rothlisberger who resides in Remsen, Plymouth County, Iowa; Charles W., is at home; Hulda, wife of Gus Stoehr, a resident of Elgin; and Libby and Edward are at home.
...Mr. Nicklaus cast his first vote for John C. Fremont and remained a supporter of the Republican party until 1886, when he became convinced that Democratic principles were more in accordance with his views and he now supports that party. He has been Township Trustee for many terms and still holds the office. Socially he is a Royal Arch Mason, an Odd Fellow, a member of the Legion of Honor and of the Ancient Order of United Workmen. In the truest sense of the word Mr. Nicklaus is a self-made man, having made every dollar which he now possesses and from a humble position he has worked his way upward to one of wealth and influence.




John Mattocks
...Although a young man, John H. Mattocks is considered one of Illyria township's most progressive and substantial citizens, having demonstrated what perseverance, rightly-applied energy and good principles can accomplish if properly directed. He is the scion of an old and highly honored family, the good name of which he has ever sought to keep untarnished, therefore, he enjoys the confidence and respect of all who know him. He was born in Illyria township, Fayette county, Iowa, January 31, 1870, and was educated in the public schools of his native community. He is the son of Wilder M. and Anna E. (Hendersen) Mattocks, the former born in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, May 24, 1834, and the latter in the state of New Jersey. Mr. Mattocks came from Marion county, Iowa, with his parents about 1848. After remaining here a year, they returned to Pennsylvania , but about 1852 or 1853 came back to Iowa and located in Fayette county. They made the three trips overland in old-time covered wagons. They owned a horse that made the three trips. Upon their second trip they purchased a farm in Pleasant Valley township, later buying a farm in Illyria township, where they spent the remaining years of their lives. Wilder M. Mattocks made his home on the farm with his parents until he married Anna E. Hendersen, just previous to the commencement of the Civil War, about 1860. In 1862, he proved his patriotism by enlisting in Company H, Thirty-eighth Iowa Infantry. He had two brothers and three brothers-in-law, who served throughout the war, all enlisting from Fayette county, but not in the same regiment. They all lived to return home after the war; only one of them was wounded, W.B. Warner, of Clermont, at the battle of Fort Donelson. The eldest Mattocks bought a farm during or just previous to the Civil War in Illyria township. After returning from the Army, he lived on this farm until 1872, when he sold out and bought a farm near Hawkeye, where Mrs. Mattocks died in March, 1873, leaving four children, one having died in infancy. About 1875 he sold out and moved to his mother's farm in Illyria township, which he bought at the death of his mother and on which he spent the rest of his life. This farm, consisting of eighty acres in section 11, was one of the best improved in this locality. Upon the death of the elder Mattocks, his sons, W.D. and John H., purchased the place, which they managed successfully until the summer of 1902 when they sold it.
...Wilder M. Mattocks was a member of West Union Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. He was not a public man, but took much interest in the welfare of the community. His death occurred in 1899. To Mr. and Mrs. Wilder M. Mattocks the following children were born: Elvira is the wife of J.C. Curtis, of Jennings, Oklahoma; Allie E. is the wife of John Johnson, of near Gunder, Clayton county, Iowa; John H., of this review; William D. lives on a farm near Wadena, Iowa.
...The parents of Wilder M. Mattocks, Daniel G. and Elizabeth (Hahn) Mattocks, were both natives of Pennsylvania, the former dying about 1872, the latter surviving until about 1882. Of the nine children born to them, five are still living, namely: Mrs. Adelia Warner, of Clermont, Iowa: Mrs. Aurelia Payne, of Wall Lake, Iowa; Mrs. Elmina Babcock, of Idaho; Jason lives in Portland, Oregon; Ross lives at Jennings, Oklahoma.
...John H. Mattocks, of this sketch, made his home with his father until he was fifteen years of age, at which time he began life for himself as a farm hand, working out part of the time and for his father part of the time until the age of twenty years, when he began work for himself. The first land he or his brothers owned was the home farm of eighty acres, which they bought in 1900. They sold out in 1902 and in 1903 they bought one hundred and ninety-seven acres in sections 26 and 27, Illyria township. In 1909 John H. sold his interest to his brother and bought one hundred and thirty-eight acres, known as the Gilson farm, fifty-six in section 6, Illyria township, the balance in section 31, Pleasant Valley township. He is a very painstaking farmer and keeps his place well improved and he deserves to rank among the leading agriculturists of the county, for he is always fully abreast of the times.
...Politically, Mr. Mattocks is a Republican, but in county politics he votes independently. Fraternally, he belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 723, of Wadena, also the Modern Woodmen of America.
...On February 24, 1909, he married Ida A. Rothlisberger, who was born October 15, 1871, in this township. She is the daughter of Simon and Elizabeth nee Neuenschwander Rothlisberger, natives of Switzerland. Mr. and Mrs. Mattocks have no children.

 


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