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Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon Jr

Person ID #11, (1919 - 1980)
Last Edited11 Apr 2021
Father of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )

 

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FatherWarren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr (1890 - 1959)
MotherGeorgianna St. Martin (1889 - 1992)

 


 

Warren M. Gordon Jr. High School photograph - about 1937
Warren M Gordon Jr ca 1920
Buzz Gordon at Parker Scout Reservation
Patricia (Durrenberger) Gordon and Warren M Gordon Jr., Little Falls, Minnesota - ca 1979
Warren M. Gordon Sr. and Jr., at the 1946 wedding of Warren Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger
Warren M Gordon Jr as child
  • 1919
    Birth
    1 Jul 1919
    Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon Jr was born on 1 Jul 1919 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+. According to an entry in his Baby Book, Warren weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces and he was born at 8:15 AM. He had brown hair and blue eyes. The doctor who delivered him was Dr. E.L. Fortier and the nurse was Miss Kohler.
  • 19190
    Note
    4 Jul 1919
    Little Falls Herald, Little Falls, Minnesota
    July 4, 1919
    "Born" section

    GORDON - To Mr. and Mrs. Warren M. Gordon, Tuesday, July 1, a son.

  • 1919
    Baptism
    3 Aug 1919
    He was baptized on 3 Aug 1919 in Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+. He was baptised by Father Pellitt. His godparents were Mrs. C.P. Richardson (Marie St. Martin) and Mr. George Moeglein Jr.
    Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church
  • 19200
    Son | Census1920 | Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr
    13 Jan 1920
    Warren was enumerated as the son of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr on the 1920 United States Census residing at 114 3rd Street SW in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota. Warren was 0 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Georgianna St. Martin and Thomas Campbell Gordon Sr.
    Citation: 1
    Warren M Gordon Sr - 1920 Cens
  • 193010
    Son | Census1930 | Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr
    7 Apr 1930
    Warren was enumerated as the son of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr on the 1930 United States Census residing at 600 4th Street SW in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota. Warren was 10 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Georgianna St. Martin, Thomas Campbell Gordon Sr, JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon, and Patricia Mary Gordon.
    Citation: 2
    1930 US Census, LIttle Falls, Minnesota - citing the Warren M. Gordon Family
  • Occupation
    Bet 7 Dec 1937 and 31 Oct 1940
    He was a motion picture theater manager for Falls Amusement Company bet 7 Dec 1937 and 31 Oct 1940 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 3
  • 193919
    Graduation
    2 Jun 1939
    He graduated from Little Falls High School in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+, on 2 Jun 1939.
    Little Falls High School, Little Falls, Minnesota (no longer exists)
  • 194020
    Son | Census1940 | Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr
    10 Apr 1940
    Warren was enumerated as the son of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr on the 1940 United States Census residing at 305 3rd Street NE in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota. Warren was 20 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Georgianna St. Martin, JoAnn (Joan) Marie Gordon, and Patricia Mary Gordon.
    Citation: 3
    Warren M Gordon Sr - 1940 Cens
  • 194121
    Military Induction
    10 Feb 1941
    He was inducted into the military on 10 Feb 1941 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+. At the time of his enlistment, Warren was listed with a height of 68 inches and a weight of 152 pounds. He enlisted in the Quartermaster Corps at the rank of Corporal from the National Guard. His civilian occupation was listed as a forging press operator. He was single without dependants. He trained at Camp Claiborne, LA during 1941.

    His troop carrier, the USS Chateau Thierry, sailed on 15 January 1942 from Brooklyn, NY to Dublin, Ireland where he arrived on 27 January 1942.

    On December 24, 1942 he and his military unit boarded the S.S. Orontes in Liverpool, England for their trip to North Africa. This ship was converted from a passenger ship to a troop carrier during World War II. After the war it returned to passenger service.

    After the war, he returned to the United States from Pisa, Italy on 6 June 1945 and arrived in Miami on 17 June 1945.

    He was dischaged from active duty on July 31, 1945 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota.
    SS Orontes
    At the conclusion of World War II, Warren returned to the United States aboard the SS Orontes which departed from Pisa, Italy (Livorno) on 6 June 1945 and arrived in Miami on 17 June 1945.
    Travels of Warren M Gordon Jr. during World War II
    This map shows the travels of Buzz Gordon during World War II. From New York in January 1942 to Ireland and then from England to North Africa. The next leg was from North Africa to Italy and finally returning to America at the end of the war in 1945.
    USS Chateau Thierry
    The USS Chateau Thierry was the troop transport ship that carried Warren and other members of his unit to Europe during World War II. The ship sailed from New York to Ireland where they disembarked.
    "Buzz" Gordon and friends during World War II
    Photo of Buzz Gordon relaxing with some Army companions, most likely from Little Falls, MN, near the end of World War II in Italy.
  • 1944~25
    Note
    1944
    'Buzz" receives a blessing from Pope Pius XII at Saint Peter's Catherdral in Vatican City, Rome, Itay in the summer of 1944.
    Warren M Gordon, Rome, Italy, 1944
  • 194526
    Milit-End
    11 Jul 1945
    He ended military service on 11 Jul 1945 in Fort Snelling, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Warren M. Gordon Jr., military record and discharge, 1945
  • 194627
    Jul 1946
    He and Patricia Mary Durrenberger were engaged in Jul 1946 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Warren M Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger engagement - July 1946
  • Occupation
    Bet 1 Jul 1946 and 31 Oct 1947
    He was a manager of the 34th Club bet 1 Jul 1946 and 31 Oct 1947 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
  • 194627
    14 Aug 1946
    Age 20
    Birth 4 Jul 1926 | Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG
    Death: 1 Feb 1988 | University Community Hospital, Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United StatesG
    He married Patricia Mary Durrenberger, daughter of John George Durrenberger and Mary Angela Weibeler, on 14 Aug 1946 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States. Warren's brother, Thomas Gordon, was the best man and his sister, Joan Gordon, was the bridesmaid. They held their wedding reception at the Little Falls Country Club.
    St Francis Xavier Catholic Chu
    Warren M. Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger Wedding photo 14 August 1946
    St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, MN
    Warren M Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger wedding, 1946
  • Occupation
    From 15 Oct 1947 - 1978
    He was a chief stock controller for US Property and Fiscal Office from 15 Oct 1947 - 1978 in Camp Ripley, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Citation: 4
  • 195031
    Milit-Beg
    Sep 1950
    He began active military service in Sep 1950 in Camp McCoy, Monroe, Wisconsin, United StatesG. The men of the 109th Transportation Truck battalion from Camp Ripley, MN were sworn into Federal service for possible deployment to Korea.
    "Guard Units Depart Friday", Little Falls Daily Transcript - September 1950
  • 1951~32
    Residence
    1951
    Warren lived in 108 1st Street NE, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG, in 1951.

    Patricia Mary Durrenberger, Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III, and Suzanne Marie Gordon also lived in the same household. They lived in an apartment above the American Legion before they moved to 114 SE 8th Street in 1952.
    Warren Gordon family apartment above the American Legion in 1951
    Warren M. and Patricia Gordon and children Sandy and Suzanne Gordon - ca 1951
  • Residence
    From 1952 - 1978
    Warren lived in 114 8th Street SE, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG, from 1952 - 1978.

    Patricia Mary Durrenberger, Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III, Suzanne Marie Gordon, Nancy Ann Gordon, and James Patrick (Jimmy G) Gordon also lived in the same household.
    Gordon Family Home - For Sale in 1978 - 114 8th Street SE, Little Falls, Minnesota
    Warren Gordon Jr. home at 114 SE 8th Street, Little Falls, Minnesota (1952-1978)
  • 197555
    Note
    19 Feb 1975
    Buzz Gordon receives the Silver Scout Award.
    Buzz Gordon receives Silver Sc
  • 198060
    Death
    27 Mar 1980
    Warren died on 27 Mar 1980 at the home of his nephew, Michael Morris, in 6505 Portland Avenue S., Richfield, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG, at age 60.
    Citations: 5,6
    Warren M. Gordon Jr., death certificate, 1980
  • 1980
    Obituary
    28 Mar 1980
    Obituary of Warren M. Gordon Jr.
    Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN, March 28, 1980

    WARREN M. "BUZZ" GORDON

    Warren M. "Buzz" Gordon, 60, of 615 N.E. 11th St., Little Falls, died Thursday evening in Minneapolis. Funeral services will be Monday at 1 P.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Little Falls. The services will be concelebrated. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

    Visitation in the Simonet Funeral Home in Little Falls will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday and also on Monday prior to services. The parish Prayer Service will be recited at 8 p.m. and the Christian Mother Prayer Service will be at 7:30 p.m.

    Mr. Gordon was born July 1, 1919 in Little Falls, sons of Warren M. and Georgiana Gordon Sr. He lived in Little Falls all of his life. He was a retired chief stock controller at Camp Ripley. He married Patricia Durenberger August 14, 1946 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Little Falls.

    Mr. Gordon was a World War II and Korean Veteran, a member of the executive board of Boy Scouts of America, and past president of Community Corrections. He was a member of Exchange Club, and a member of the Board of Housing and Urban Development. He was a past member of Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis, and an usher and lector at St. Mary's Church.

    Survivors include his wife, Patricia, sons Warren III (Sandy) of Anchorage, James of Tampa; daughters Suzanne McCollough, Tampa, Mrs. Steve (Nancy) Grams, Grand Island, Neb.; brother Thomas C., Bedford, N.H., sisters Joan Morris, Ceour-D-Alene, Idaho, Patricia Rausch, Little Falls, and mother Mrs. W.M. Georgiana Gordon of Little Falls. He is also survived by three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Rochelle.
    Citation: 4
    Warren M. Gordon Jr. obituary, 1980
  • 198060
    Cause of Death
    27 Mar 1980
    He died of subarachnoid hemorrhage and marked malnutrition due to dumping syndrome.
    Citation: 6
  • 1980
    Funeral
    31 Mar 1980
    His funeral was held on 31 Mar 1980 in Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1980
    Burial
    31 Mar 1980
    He was buried on 31 Mar 1980 in Calvary Cemetery at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.

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    Citation: 7
  • Biography
    Warren McKean "Buzz" Gordon Jr. was born July 1, 1919 in Little Falls, Morrison Co, Minnesota. He was the second of five children of Warren McKean Gordon Sr. and Georgiana St. Martin.

    As a child, approximately 1930, the family moved to St. Paul, Minnesota where he attended Creighton High School for a short time. The family returned to Little Falls where Buzz attended Little Falls High School where he graduated in 1939.

    After high school he joined the Minnesota National Guard and served his basic training at Camp Claiborne, LA. He was assigned to active duty at the start of World War II, 1942 and served in the European campaign. He served with the 5th Army in North Africa, Italy, and trained in Ireland and England. He received a Purple Heart for wounds received in Italy.

    An article in the Little Falls newspaper read:

    Sgt Warren Gordon Gets Purple Heart

    Wounded in action in Italy January 3, Sgt Warren (Buzz) Gordon, son of Mr. And Mrs. W.M. Gordon, has received the Purple Heart award.

    Warren received leg wounds when his outfit was bombed by about 25 German airmen. At the same time he was injured, one of his close friends, who was standing next to him was killed. It was the same bombing in which Sgt. John Patyk and Ronald DelaHunt were injured.

    Buzz was released from active duty in 1945 and he returned to Little Falls. In the fall of 1945 he moved to Chicago to attend Northern Illinois College of Ophthalmology in order to pursue a career in that field. For personal reasons he dropped out of school and returned to Little Falls, Minnesota to live. It was there that he met his future wife, Patricia Mary Durrenberger, originally from Perham, Minnesota. They were married at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Little Falls in August 14, 1946 and celebrated their wedding reception at the Little Falls Country Club. Buzz and Pat had four children, all born in Little Falls. They were Warren McKean Patrick "Sandy" Gordon III (June 17, 1947), Suzanne Marie Gordon (January 10, 1950), Nancy Ann Gordon (August 20, 1954), and James Patrick Gordon (December 8, 1956).

    In 1947 Buzz accepted civilian employment as a warehouse supervisor with the Minnesota National Guard at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, just 7 miles north of Little Falls. At the same time, he opened a tavern called the 34th Club on Highway 371 just north of Little Falls. He was a partner in this venture with Bill "Sonny" Arndt. They operated the tavern for about 18 months until it went out of business.

    In late 1950 he was called back to active duty because of the Korean Conflict. He was assigned to Camp McCoy, Wisconsin where he served for several months years until being discharged for his recurring medical problems. During his absence, Patricia and children, Sandy and Suzanne lived in an apartment above the American Legion club near the Northeast corner of First Street and Broadway in Little Falls. In June 1951 the family moved to a small, two-story, 3 bedroom home at 114 8th Street SE where they lived for approximately 25 years and raised a family of four children.

    During the late 1950's and 1960's, Buzz became involved as a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. In appreciation for his outstanding efforts, he received many awards including the Silver Beaver Award. In addition, he served as the President of the Central Minnesota Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

    In 1973 Buzz received a disability retirement from his position as Chief Stock Controller at Camp Ripley due to his recurring stomach problems related to his service during World War II. In 1978, Buzz and Pat sold their family home and moved to an apartment about a mile from their former home. This is where they lived until his untimely passing in 1980.

    At the age of 60, Warren died in his sleep on March 27, 1980 at the home of his nephew, Michael Morris, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He had traveled to Minneapolis to attend a doctor's appointment and was staying with his nephew for the evening. The cause of his death was listed on his death certificate as a subarachnoid hemorrhage.

    Among other accomplishments, his obituary in the Little Falls newspaper said "Mr. Gordon was a World War II and Korean Veteran, a member of the executive board of Boy Scouts of America, and past president of Community Corrections. He was a member of Exchange Club, and a member of the Board of Housing and Urban Development. He was a past member of Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis, and an usher and lector at St. Mary's Church".

    He was buried on March 31, 1980 at Calvary Cemetery in Little Falls with funeral services at the St. Mary's Catholic Church.
  • Note
    During Warren's adult life he was active in many civic organizations. He was:

    1. Member of the Knights of Columbus from 1946 to 1950
    2. Member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce from 1951-1953
    3. Member of the Saint Mary's School Parent Teachers Association from 1953 to 1965
    4. Member of the Entertainment Committee for the Little Falls Junior High School PTA from 1961-1962
    5. Member of the American Legion from 1945 to 1980 and was the Finance Officer for two of the years
    6. Boy Scouts of America activities:
    a. Chairman of Troop 88 Committee 1948-1958
    b. District Finance Officer for the Central Minnesota Council from 1958
    c. Chairman of the Annual Drive for funds in the city of Little Falls for three years
    d. Named Scouter of the Year by the President of the Central Minnesota Council of Boy Scouts in 1960
    e. Vice President of the Central Minnesota Council of BSA from Non 1963-65
    f. Awarded the Silver Beaver Award from the Cental Minnesota Council in 1964
    g. Council Finance Chairman 1963-1965
    h. President of the Central Minnesota Council of the Boy Scouts of America in November 1965.

Children with: Patricia Mary Durrenberger (4 Jul 1926 - 1 Feb 1988)

SonWarren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (1947 - )
DaughterSuzanne Marie Gordon (1950 - )
DaughterNancy Ann Gordon (1954 - )
SonJames Patrick (Jimmy G) Gordon (1956 - 2010)

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1920 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.
  4. [S65] Warren M. Gordon Jr. Obituary, Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, Minnesota, March 29, 1980. Hereinafter cited as Little Falls Transcript.
  5. [S218] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002), online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002.)
  6. [S70] Warren M. Gordon Jr., Death Certificate No. 2280009148 (April 4, 1980), unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Warren M. Gordon Jr., Death Certificate.
  7. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.

Anton Durrenberger

Person ID #15, (1869 - 1930)
Last Edited3 May 2021
Great-grandfather of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Durrenberger LineageGebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger4, Frans Anton Dürrenberger3, Josef Dürrenberger2, Martin Dürrenberger1

 

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FatherGebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger (1818 - 1900)
MotherTheresia Mueller (Miller) (1829 - 1919)

 


 

Anton Durrenberger 1869-1930
Anton and Kate Durrenberger (in the center)
Anton and Kate Durrenberger (standing on the left)
Anton Durrenberger (1869-1930) on the left
J.G. Durrenberger (front row- second from left) and his brothers and sons James and Robert ca 1940
Anton Durrenberger (1869-1930)
The six sons of Anton Durrenberger and Kate Welter - ca 1915
The six sons of Anton Durrenberger and Kate Welter

Children with: Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter (25 Dec 1866 - 1 Feb 1958)

SonJohn George Durrenberger (1887 - 1974)
SonJoseph Maxmillan Durrenberger (1889 - 1969)
DaughterMary Petronilla Durrenberger (1890 - 1971)
DaughterVeronica Aurelia Durrenberger (1893 - 1970)
SonRaymond John Durrenberger (1896 - 1987)
SonPeter Simon Durrenberger (1898 - 1967)
DaughterAnna D. Durrenberger (1900 - 1900)
SonHarry Aloysius Durrenberger (1901 - 1980)
SonMark A. Durenberger (1904 - 1907)
SonSylvester Michael Durrenberger (1909 - 1972)

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1870 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1885 Minnesota State Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1895 Minnesota State Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  5. [S218] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002), online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002.)
  6. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 170837064. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.

Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter

Person ID #16, (1866 - 1958)
Last Edited20 Apr 2021
Great-grandmother of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )

 

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FatherNicholas (Nic) Welter (Woelter) (ca. 1826 - 1900)
MotherAnna (Annie) Neuens (1833 - 1910)

 


 

Katherine Welter
(1866-1958)
Katherine Welter, death certificate, 1958
Anton and Kate Durrenberger (in the center)
Anton and Kate Durrenberger (standing on the left)
Katherine Welter
Kate Welter Durrenberger
ca 1944
Katherine Welter (1866-1958) and her brother Henry Welter (1857-1942)
Katherine Welter Durrenberger and Sister Petronilla
Katherine Welter (1866-1958)
The six sons of Anton Durrenberger and Kate Welter - ca 1915

Children with: Anton Durrenberger (13 Jul 1869 - 22 Feb 1930)

SonJohn George Durrenberger (1887 - 1974)
SonJoseph Maxmillan Durrenberger (1889 - 1969)
DaughterMary Petronilla Durrenberger (1890 - 1971)
DaughterVeronica Aurelia Durrenberger (1893 - 1970)
SonRaymond John Durrenberger (1896 - 1987)
SonPeter Simon Durrenberger (1898 - 1967)
DaughterAnna D. Durrenberger (1900 - 1900)
SonHarry Aloysius Durrenberger (1901 - 1980)
SonMark A. Durenberger (1904 - 1907)
SonSylvester Michael Durrenberger (1909 - 1972)

Citations

  1. [S290] Obituary or Monument Inscription of the deceased.
  2. [S68] Katherine Welter, Death Certificate No. 275312 (February 4, 1958), unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Katherine Welter, Death Certificate.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1880 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.
  7. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 170837072. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.

John George Durrenberger

Person ID #17, (1887 - 1974)
Last Edited3 May 2021
Grandfather of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Durrenberger LineageAnton Durrenberger5, Gebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger4, Frans Anton Dürrenberger3, Josef Dürrenberger2, Martin Dürrenberger1

 

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FatherAnton Durrenberger (1869 - 1930)
MotherCatherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter (1866 - 1958)

 


 

Jack and Angela Durrenberger
John G. Durrenberger
John G. Durrenberger and Angela Weibeler portrait
Children of J.G. and Angela Durrenberger and their grandmother Kate Welter Durrenberger
J G Durrenberger Children-text
  • 1887
    Birth
    10 Aug 1887
    John George Durrenberger was born on 10 Aug 1887 in Le Sueur, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 1
  • 1910~23
    Occupation
    1910
    He was a hardware store saleman in 1910 in Le Sueur, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 2
  • 191022
    Son | Census1910 | Anton Durrenberger
    30 Apr 1910
    John was enumerated as the son of Anton Durrenberger on the 1910 United States Census in Le Sueur, Le Sueur County, Minnesota. John was 22 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter, Joseph Maxmillan Durrenberger, Mary Petronilla Durrenberger, Veronica Aurelia Durrenberger, Raymond John Durrenberger, Peter Simon Durrenberger, Harry Aloysius Durrenberger, and Sylvester Michael Durrenberger.
    Citation: 2
    Anton Durrenberger and Family - 1910 US Census
  • 191528
    20 Oct 1915
    Age 24
    Birth 5 Sep 1891 | Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG
    Death: 5 Jan 1974 | Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG
    He married Mary Angela Weibeler, daughter of William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler and Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt, on 20 Oct 1915 at Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United States.

    Wedding of J.G. Durrenberger and A. Weibeler
    Belle Plaine Herald, Belle Plaine, MN October 21, 1915

    INTERESTING AFFAIR BEAUTIFULLY CARRIED OUT

    Miss Angela Weibeler, daughter of W.H. Weibeler, and Mr. John Durrenberger of St. Paul, were united in marriage at Sts. Peter and Paul's church Wednesday morning, Rev. John Curry officiating.

    Miss Helen Weibeler were maid of honor, and Ray Durrenberger was best man. The other attendants of the bridal party were Miss Mary Durrenberger and Miss Clara Townsend, and Messrs. Christian Weibeler and Nicholas Schons.

    The bride was attired in a gown of bride's satin trimmed with Spanish lace and fur with full court train, the veil caught with orange blossoms and carried a shower bouquet of roses and lilies of the valley. The bride's maids were attired in yellow crepe de chene and carried pink roses.

    A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's father for the immediate relatives. The rooms were decorated beautifully with oak leaves and yellow chrysanthemums.

    After an extended wedding trip through the northern part of the state, Mr. and Mrs. Durrenberger will be at home in Wadena.

    Those from out of town who were here for the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. A. Durrenberger, Miss Veronica Durrenberger, Peter Durrenberger, Miss Ida Tobias, of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Weibeler and Mrs. Fred Heywood, of Aitken; Miss Esther Rethwill, of Le Sueur.
    Citation: 3
    Wedding of John G. (Jack) Durrenberger and Angela Weibeler - 20 Oct 1915 (left to right) Mary Durrenberger, Christian "Cox" Weibeler, Clara Townsend, Nicholas Schons, John G. Durrenberger, Unknown Weibeler, Angela Weibeler, Unknown Weibeler, Raymond Durrenberger, Helen Weibeler
    J. G. Durrenberger and Angela Weibeler wedding, 1915
  • 1917~30
    Occupation
    1917
    He was a salesman for Basley and Frosman of Chicago, Illinois in 1917 in Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 4
  • 191729
    Milit Reg-WWI
    5 Jun 1917
    He registered for World War I military service on 5 Jun 1917 in Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 4
    John G. Durrenberger - World War I Draft Registration - 1917
  • 192032
    Census1920
    5 Jan 1920
    John was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1920 United States Census in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota. John was 32 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Mary Angela Weibeler, General William John Durrenberger, and Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD.
    Citation: 5
    J.G. Durrenberger Family - 1920 US Census
  • 1930~43
    Occupation
    1930
    He was a traveling paint saleman in 1930 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 6
  • 193042
    Census1930
    7 Apr 1930
    John was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1930 United States Census in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota. John was 42 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Mary Angela Weibeler, General William John Durrenberger, Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD, Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger, James Frederick Durrenberger, and Patricia Mary Durrenberger.
    Citation: 6
    JG Durrenberger Family - 1930 US Census
  • 1940~53
    Occupation
    1940
    He was a traveling paint saleman in 1940 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 7
  • 194052
    Census1940
    4 Apr 1940
    John was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1940 United States Census in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota. John was 52 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Mary Angela Weibeler, General William John Durrenberger, Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD, Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger, James Frederick Durrenberger, and Patricia Mary Durrenberger.
    Citation: 7
    JG Durrenberger Family - 1940 US Census
  • 1942~55
    Occupation
    1942
    He was a hardware salesman for Farwell, Ozmun, Kirk and Co. of Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1942 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 8
  • 194254
    Milit Reg-WWII
    25 Apr 1942
    He registered for World War II military service on 25 Apr 1942 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 8
    John G. Durrenberger World War II Draft Registration - 1942
  • 1945~58
    Occupation
    1945
    He was a salesman for Masog Clothing Store in 1945 in W. Broadway, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1955~68
    Occupation
    1955
    He was a Nutrilite distributor in 1955 in Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, United StatesG.
  • Occupation
    Bet 1961 and 1970
    He was a owner and real estate broker of J.G. Durrenberger Realty bet 1961 and 1970 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 197487
    Death
    24 Dec 1974
    John died on 24 Dec 1974 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+, at age 87.
    Citations: 9,1
    John George Durrenberger, death certificate, 1975
    John G. Durrenberger obituary, 1974
  • 1974
    Burial
    26 Dec 1974
    He was buried on 26 Dec 1974 in Calvary Cemetery at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.

    Find A Grave Memorial Link.
    Citation: 10

Children with: Mary Angela Weibeler (5 Sep 1891 - 5 Jan 1974)

SonGeneral William John Durrenberger (1917 - 2002)
SonDr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD (1918 - 2012)
SonCdr. John Anthony Durrenberger (1920 - 1984)
SonJames Frederick Durrenberger (1923 - 2000)
DaughterPatricia Mary Durrenberger (1926 - 1988)

Citations

  1. [S86] J.G. Durrenberger Obituary, Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, Minnesota, December 26, 1974. Hereinafter cited as Little Falls Transcript.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1910 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  3. [S88] Angela Weibeler Wedding, Belle Plaine Herald, Belle Plaine, Minnesota, October 21, 1915. Hereinafter cited as Belle Plaine Herald.
  4. [S233] Military Records, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918., 4,582 Microfilm Rolls (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records). Hereinafter cited as World War I Draft Registration Cards, (1917-1918.)
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  9. [S218] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002), online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002.)
  10. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 126923136. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.

William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler

Person ID #18, (1839 - 1923)
Last Edited7 Apr 2021
Great-grandfather of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )

 

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FatherJohann Weibeler (1788 - 1866)
MotherAnna Maria Schmitz (ca. 1801 - Aft 1858)

 


 

William Hubert Weibeler
William H. Weibeler, death certificate, 1923
Weibeler General Store, Belle Plaine, Minnesota
W.H. Weibeler family and store workers, Belle Plaine, MN - 1888
W.H. Weibeler family and store workers, Belle Plaine, MN - 1888
William Hubert Weibeler obituary, 1923
William Hubert Weibeler obituary, 1923
W.H. Weibeler Will - 1920
W.H. Weibeler naturalization - 1877
  • 1839
    Birth
    8 Jun 1839
    William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler was born on 8 Jun 1839 in Nettesheim-Butzheim, Rhineland, Preußen, GermanyG.
    Citation: 1
  • 1839
    Baptism
    9 Jun 1839
    He was baptized on 9 Jun 1839 in Nettesheim-Butzheim, Rhineland, Preußen, GermanyG.
    Citation: 1
  • 1866~27
    Occupation
    1866
    He was a farmer in 1866 in Butzheim, Rhineland, Preußen, GermanyG.
  • 1867~28
    Immigration
    1867
    He immigrated to America in 1867.
    Citation: 2
  • 186727
    Psgr List
    13 Apr 1867
    He was found on a passenger list on 13 Apr 1867 in Hamburg, GermanyG. He sailed on the ship Cimbria and it was noted that he was from Butzheim, Germany. His occupation was listed as Arbeiter or worker.
    Citation: 3
  • 1872~33
    Naturalization
    1872
    He was naturalized in 1872.
    Citation: 4
  • 187333
    5 May 1873
    Age 20
    Birth 6 Jun 1852 | Dörbach, Bernkastel-Wittlich, Rhineland-Pfalz, GermanyG
    Death: 2 Nov 1907 | Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG
    He married Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt, daughter of Christian L. Schmitt and Angeline Hansen, on 5 May 1873 at Jessenland Church in Jessenland, Sibley, Minnesota, United States.
  • 188445
    Note
    14 Oct 1884
    Saint Paul Globe, Saint Paul, Minnesota
    October 14, 1884

    Dissolution of Partnership

    Notice is hereby given, that the Corporation heretofore existing between Henry Theviot, Fred Luken and Wm. H. Weibeler, on the firm name of H. Theviot & Co., at Brainerd, Minnesota, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. W.H. Weibeler will continue the business in his own name, and will settle all claims against the said firm. Al debts due said firm must be paid to said W. A. Weibeler without delay. All coimmunications to be made to W.H. Weibeler, ay Belle Plaine, Minn.

    Dated at Brainerd, this 9th day of October, 1884.

    Henry Theviot
    Fred Luken
    W.H. Weibeler.

  • 188545
    CensusMN
    16 May 1885
    William was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1885 Minnesota Census in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota. William was 45 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt, Gerhard (Jerry) Hubert Weibeler, Anna Maria (Mayme) Weibeler, Frank Hubert (Pat) Weibeler, Peter Hubert Weibeler, Katherine (Kate) Weibeler, John Henry Brabender, and Francis (Frank) H. Hilgers.
    Citation: 5
  • 1900~61
    Occupation
    1900
    He was a merchant, store owner, and mayor in 1900 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 2
  • 190060
    Census1900
    1 Jun 1900
    William was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1900 United States Census in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota. William was 60 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Anna Maria (Mayme) Weibeler, Katherine (Kate) Weibeler, Clara Margaret (Topsey) Weibeler, Mary Angela Weibeler, Peter Hubert Weibeler, William Mathias Weibeler, Dr. Christian Joseph (Cox) Weibeler DDS, Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt, and John Robert Weibeler.
    Citation: 2
    William H Weibeler Family - 1900 US Census
  • 191070
    Census1910
    18 Apr 1910
    William was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1910 United States Census in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota. William was 70 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Katherine (Kate) Weibeler, Clara Margaret (Topsey) Weibeler, Mary Angela Weibeler, John Robert Weibeler, and Dr. Christian Joseph (Cox) Weibeler DDS.
    Citation: 6
    William H Weibeler Family - 1910 US Census
  • 1917
    Godfather | Baptism | General William John Durrenberger
    Mar 1917
    He became the godfather at William's baptism in Mar 1917 in Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 192080
    Census1920
    20 Jan 1920
    William was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1920 United States Census in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota. William was 80 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Katherine (Kate) Weibeler.
    Citation: 4
  • 192383
    Death
    27 Feb 1923
    William died on 27 Feb 1923 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG, at age 83.
    Citation: 7
  • 192383
    Cause of Death
    27 Feb 1923
    He died of chronic myscardites and chronic bronchitis.
    Citation: 7
  • 1923
    Obituary
    1 Mar 1923
    Obituary of William H. Weibeler
         Belle Plaine Herald, March 1, 1923

         PIONEER MERCHANT DIES
         WM. H. WEIBELER PASSED AWAY TUESDAY AFTERNOON ATTAINS FINE AGE - TOOK LEADING PART FOR MANY YEARS IN CIVIC AFFAIRS

         William H. Weibeler. Belle Plaine's pioneer merchant and leading figure in the public life of the community for fifty-four years, died at 3:10 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 27. Death was due to old age infirmities, his age being 83 years, 8 months and 21 days.
         Since the past year he has been gradually failing in health, and for the past few weeks was unable to leave home. He was confined to his bed, however, but one day before he died.
         Mr. Weibeler was one of the outstanding figures of Belle Plaine, taking at all times a keen interest in everything that related to the welfare of the community. He came here in 1869, and for a few years was a clerk in the store of A. V. Heyderstaedt. In 1872 he embarked in the mercantile business for himself and remained in this business until he sold out to Mr. Behnke in 1910.
         For many years he conducted our largest store and was widely known as a very successful merchant. He served as mayor, member of the borough council and of the school board, and an officer in our various civic and fraternal organizations.
         He was married here to Catherine Schmitt, daughter of the late Christian Schmitt, and to them eleven children were born, of whom two preceded him to his grave. His wife died in 1907. The surviving children are Gerhard H., Frank; Katherine and John of Belle Plaine; Peter H. of Devils Lake, N.D.; William M. of Omaha, Neb.; Mrs. Clara Heywood of Minneapolis, Mrs. Angela Durrenberger of Perham, Dr. Christian Weibeler of Adrian. One sister survives him, Mrs. G. Hilgers of Jordan.
         Mr. Weibeler was a native of Germany, born in the city of Butzheim, and he came to this country in 1868, locating at Jordan. He moved to Belle Plaine the following year and remained here ever since.
         The funeral will be held Friday morning, with services at Sts. Peter and Paul's church at 9 o'clock.
  • 1923
    Burial
    2 Mar 1923
    He was buried on 2 Mar 1923 in Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic Cemetery at Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United States.

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    Citation: 8
  • Biography
    WILLIAM HUBERT WEIBLER
         Written by Earl Weibeler

    On June 8, 1837 my great grandfather, Wilhelm Hubert Weipler, was born in Butzheim Germany, a small town with a population of five- hundred in the Rhine Province near Cologne. He was the only one out of a family of thirteen to leave Germany for the New World. It is possible that poverty in the family, due to his fathers handicap, delayed his departure until he was thirty. His father had lost an arm in the Napoleanic War. He left Germany in1867. While going through Customs, his first name was Americanized and his last name was misspelled, according to the way it sounded to the Custom's Officer. His new name was William Hubert Weibeler. From New York he set out for Chicago. To reach Chicago, he boarded a train whose cars closely resembled those used to transport cattle. According to my information, he remained in Chicago only short time. While there, he stayed with relatives or friends from his home town, "William," or "W.H.", as he would later come to be known. He was an ambitious man, however he decided to leave Chicago, despite the opportunities it held. It seemed that he preferred a small town much like Butzheim, to a city the size of Chicago. His dislike for large cities and perhaps Chicago in particular, was later to cost him and his heirs a fortune.

    After learning he had relatives living in Jordan, a small town in Minnesota, he made the long hard trip up the Mississippi River to St. Paul by riverboat, and then on to Jordan by stagecoach, or on the railroad which had just been completed. W. H. spent only a few days in Jordan visiting relatives because he soon found a job as a clerk, working for a Mr. Heyderstadt, a store owner from Belle Plaine, a small town seven miles away. Belle Plaine was very much like his home town in Germany. The population was around 497 when he arrived, but was to double within 25 years. He worked for Heyderstadt for only a few months. During this time he learned all he could about the operation of the store and about business in general. Heyderstadt's store was small, and there was much more to be learned at the large general store in the center of town, so he waited for an opening and then went to work for Jim Jordan as a clerk. Most of the men who came into the area were looking only for rich land along the Minnesota River to farm. Labor in town was at a premium, and anyone who was willing and available for steady work was paid a very livable wage. W. H. saved much of the money he made, and soon started looking for places to invest it. He bought tracts of land through out the town and in surrounding areas. By 1871, he opened up a confectionery in the front of the old Belle Plaine Hotel. Although he was still working for Mr. Jordan as an assistant or head clerk, his own small store was beginning to make him a reasonable profit. In 1872 he was approached by several other local business men for the purpose of buying land in the city of Chicago. A fire had recently swept through that city. W. H. rejected the idea. He did not think that a new city would be built over the site of the old one. A dislike for large cities may have also entered into his decision. Much of the profit he had made up to this time was on farm land in the area, so he invested his money in land in North Dakota instead. This land was to be sold later for nearly no profit at all.

    On May 5, 1873, W. H. married Catherine Schmitt, the daughter of a local brewery owner, Christian Schmitt. He and his new wife took an apartment in the hotel over his confectionery store where was now working full time. Two years later, in the summer of 1875, Jim Jordan's general store burned to the ground. Jordan decided not to rebuild. He sold the land to W. H., who built a small wooden frame structure to house his confectionery, which was now expanding into a general store. As his sales increased, he expanded the store by building a warehouse in back for storage. With the increased space he began to buy merchandise by the carload. Soon it became evident that the building that housed his store was far to small. In1882 he tore down the old wood structure and replaced it with a larger brick structure. His was the largest general store in a town, whose population was near seven hundred. The store was divided into three sections, each was completely separate from the other by a wall. In one section, he sold clothing, in another, groceries and in the third, hardware. The rear and second floor of the building were his living quarters. These quarters were very large and decorated lavishly. At the time they were built, he had three or four children. Because he expected his family to grow, his home was designed with seven bedrooms. This planning was to pay off, for he was to have eleven children in all. The first floor in the rear of the store held the dining room and the kitchen. Above the kitchen were the maids' quarters, which consisted of three bedrooms. W. H. needed a number of maids, because he fed the eighteen clerks who worked in his store dinner each working day. His dining room was two floors high and measured fifteen by thirty feet. The dining room table was five feet wide and long enough to seat twenty people. It was covered by a lace table cloth which extended over the table on all sides. The living room was on the second floor. It was larger than the dining room. Behind the living room were the seven bedrooms. W. H. had running cold water on the first floor. He accomplished this by running a pipe under the road to the municipal well, which was forty feet from the house. This well had a windmill pump and a twenty foot high water tower.

    The most unique aspect of his house was the large ballroom, which was adjacent to the living room. It was so large that it was sometimes used for basketball games. According to Harold Albrecht, the town historian, and author of several books about Belle Plaine, "Weibler Hall dates from the1870's". It was above the store owned by the same family. Up the stairs went crowds of Belle Plainites to the world of entertainment. These included home-talent plays, School entertainments, graduations, lectures, parish fairs, and dinners, wondering minstrel shows; even a Ringling Bros. Circus performance, athletic events, dances, masquerade balls--all the excitement in entertainment the town enjoyed.

    The same year he built the store, W. H. bought the Dakota House which contained a hotel, a bar, and a restaurant. This must have been a profitable venture, for information I have, speaks of local hotels filling up with new faces each night. These people were passing through in search of new land to farm. W. H. did not undertake the operation of this hotel, he instead hired others to run it for him. He did the same with a drug store he built next to his general store. On a lot behind the general store he built another hotel. The front of the building still bears the name Weibeler on a metal plaque. He sold a section of land near the general store to a brother-in law for use in establishing the first bank in Belle Plaine.

    W.H. was very much a part of life in Belle Plaine. The ways Weibeler Hall was used, shows he was culturally minded. This may have been spurred on by the pride he took in showing off his children's talents. He insisted that each one learn to play a musical instrument. A record of the school musical club in 1900, indicates that five of it's twelve members were his children. He was also involved in many of the town's civic enterprises. In 1896 he was elected Mayor. His campaign coincided with that of presidential hopeful, William Jennings Bryan. During his campaign Bryan made a train stop in Belle Plaine. Clara Weibeler, one of W. H.'s daughters, presented Bryan with a bouquet of flowers after his speech. W. H. was also a councilman, a member of the school board, and the River Commission. He was also one of the major contributors to the establishment of the Catholic Church, Sts. Peter and Paul. Those that remember him say that he and his family were almost always at church on Sunday. He would often invite friends over on Sunday by suggesting that they stop by on the way to church. He and his guests would then walk to church together. After the service they would then return home for a Sunday afternoon dinner. Although he was seldom late for mass, the priests had learned that they better not start the service without him. In the middle of the afternoon he would gather up his family and any lingering guests, and all would attend Benediction. When W. H. went to church, everyone went to church. William Hubert was literally the "Godfather" in Belle Plaine. He was present, in that capacity, for many of the christenings in town. He made one stipulation before he would consent to be the Godfather of a child. All of his godchildren had to take "Hubert" as their middle name. I have not been able to uncover the significance of this request. St. Hubert is the patron saint of dog-bite (hydrophobia) victims. Hydrophobia was greatly feared at that time.

    W.H. raised his children strictly, as was the custom of the times. Besides requiring training in the arts, he also insisted that each child receive a higher education. He sent all of his children to a college in the area. With the education they received at the University of Minnesota, St. John's, St. Benedict, and Mankato, many of his children were attracted by life and opportunities which existed outside of the boundaries of Belle Plaine.

    Kate was the only child to remain in Belle Plaine after her father's death in 1923. She continued to run the confectionery, which was a small part of the general store her father had established. In 1960, she closed the confectionery, and sold the entire building to the Coast to Coast Co. Today the building houses a hardware store, which is part of the Coast to Coast National chain. The living room and ballroom are used for storage, and the dining room, kitchen, and maid's quarters, all of which are in the rear of the building, are rented out as an apartment. Today, there are no Weibelers living in Belle Plaine. All the land and properties in and around town have been sold. The name of "Weibeler" is remembered only by those interested in the town's early history, or by those who frequented my aunt Kate's confectionery. The building bearing the Weibeler name, which W. H. had built as a hotel, is now a bar. While I was in Belle Plaine gathering information for this paper, I went into that bar. When I told the bartender that my great-grandfather had built the building, he appeared unimpressed, and responded with what I considered to be a disinterested "So"?

    Although the name of one of Belle Plaine's early founders is nearly forgotten, it's a name like many others that helped to build the towns, large and small, which sprang up during the frontier period of our country.

  • 1923
    Probate
    24 Mar 1923
    His estate was probated on 24 Mar 1923 in Shakopee, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 192081
    Will
    1 Jul 1920
    He left a will on 1 Jul 1920 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.

    Will of William H. Weibeler
    July 1, 1920

    In the Name of God, Amen

    I, William H. Weibeler of Belle Plaine in the County of Scott and State of Minnesota, being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do therefore made, ordain and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament.

    First, I order and direct that my executors hereinafter named, pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon after my decease as conveniently may be out of the Life Ins. Policy of the German R. Catholic Benevolent Society of St. Paul.

    Second, after the payment of such funeral expenses and debts, then out of the rest of the money of said Ins. Policy shall be $100 paid to the parish priest of the St. Peter & Paul Church of Belle Plaine, Minn. for masses for the reposed of souls of my wife, my daughter Marie and myself, jointly. If there is some money on hand out of the above named Life Ins. Policy then shall be paid below named amounts to the children, what paid to my son Christian Weibeler Education at the University of Minnesota, as follows:

    1. To my son W.M. Weibeler for boarding him for 3 years at 9 months each year total 27 months at $15.00 a month - $405.00 with interest at 4 per cent from June 1, 1917.
    2. To my son Peter H. Weibeler for same purpose $115.00. Interest at 4% from June 1, 1917.
    3. To my daughter Katharine Weibeler for same purpose $100 Int. at 4% from June 1, 1917.
    4. To my daughter Clara Haywood, nee Weibeler, for same purpose $10.00 with interest at 4% from June 1, 1917.
    5. To my daughter Angela Durrenberger nee Weibeler, for same purpose $70.00 Int. at 4% from June 1, 1917.

    If there is a Bal of the above named policy named not in of the pay all of this, then to the other policy of Life Ins. shall cover the rest and the Bal of same shall be divided between the four youngest children. The stock of One Thousand ($1000.00) dollars in the First Nat. Bank of Belle Plaine, Minn. shall go to my son John Weibeler. I don’t think there be any debts when I shall leave this world, but there should be any, they should be paid out of the Life Ins. I also declare my estate shall be divided between my 9 children equal shares, after the respective amounts, what the other herein named children already have received the bal. of the children shall get first the equal amount what the others get, first out of my estate, then the remaining will then be equal divided between the 9 children.

    Now comes what the other children already received:

    1. My son G.H. Weibeler has a house and lots deeded to him in the amount of twelve hundred ($1200.00) Dollars.
    2. My son Frank Weibeler the sum of $1200.00 when he went into bankruptcy at Iona, Minn.
    3. My son Peter H. Weibeler the sum of twelve hundred ($1200.00) dollars when he went into bankruptcy and paid afterwards for him. I don’t hope, the selling of my property will be made in a hurry, as to receive a fair price for the Stores. The land and other lots will the administrators in consulting the other children sell as they see fit.

    I also have several shares in a mining company in the State of Washington, of this I give first to my son W.M. Weibeler 250 shares, my daughter Clara Heywood born Weibeler 250 shares, my daughter Angela Durrenberger nee Weibeler 500 shares, my son John Weibeler and also Christian J. Weibeler each 500 shares, then the Bal. of the shares of said mining company shall be divided equally between the 9 children.

    Have also a mining stock in Colorado, but don’t know much about this, but these shall also go to my son John, and Christian J. Weibeler, to each 500 shares, and the bal. to be divided equal again, should there be any dividend declared by the Mining Co. shall be divided equal as per shares.

    Have also a note & a transfer of an Ins. Policy on the life of M.F. Foley. Should Mrs. Foley or any of their heirs pay of the Note then executors will sign over the Note & Policy. If M.P. Foley is dead then the executor shall get the note paid and if there is a Bal. to pay same to Mrs. Foley of their heirs and the proceeds of the note shall be divided equally. To repeat my intention, the amount paid to the 3 oldest boys already, the same amount must be first paid out of any money coming in to the 6 remaining children.

    The Datmor Piano shall belong to the 3 girls, and they may agree between themselves who will have it, and they must pay the other 2 girls $75.00 each. I also give the 3 girls the silverware, and to Katherine all the Chinaware. My Life Ins. Policy of the G.R.C. Benevolent Society is signed to my son G.H. Weibeler, but the intention what shall be done with the money is herein clear and stated, and agreed by him.

    Lastly, I make, constitute and appoint my sons, G.H. Weibeler and W.M. Weibeler to be executors of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

    In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunder subscribed my name and affixed my seal the first day of July, 1920
    “William H. Weibeler” Seal.

    This instrument was, on the day of the date thereof, signed, published and declared by the said testator to be his last will and testament, in the presence, who, at his request have subscribed our names thereto as witnesses in his presence and in the presence of each other.

    H.E. Fay residing at Belle Plaine, Minn.

    F.J. Connelly residing at Belle Plaine.

Children with: Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt (6 Jun 1852 - 2 Nov 1907)

SonGerhard (Jerry) Hubert Weibeler (1874 - 1931)
DaughterAnna Maria (Mayme) Weibeler (1875 - 1918)
SonJohann Hubert (John) Weibeler (1877 - 1877)
SonFrank Hubert (Pat) Weibeler (1878 - 1937)
SonPeter Hubert Weibeler (1881 - 1943)
DaughterKatherine (Kate) Weibeler (1883 - 1967)
SonWilliam Mathias Weibeler (1886 - 1942)
DaughterClara Margaret (Topsey) Weibeler (1889 - 1970)
DaughterMary Angela Weibeler (1891 - 1974)
SonJohn Robert Weibeler (1894 - 1952)
SonDr. Christian Joseph (Cox) Weibeler DDS (1896 - 1987)

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1885 Minnesota State Census.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  7. [S94] William H. Weibeler, Death Certificate unknown number (February 2, 1923), unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as William H. Weibeler Death Certificate.
  8. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 123007628. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.

Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt

Person ID #19, (1852 - 1907)
Last Edited17 Feb 2019
Great-grandmother of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )

 

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FatherChristian L. Schmitt (1817 - 1904)
MotherAngeline Hansen (1817 - 1893)

 


 

Katherine_Schmitt_Weibeler
W.H. Weibeler family and store workers, Belle Plaine, MN - 1888
W.H. Weibeler family and store workers, Belle Plaine, MN - 1888
Catherine Schmitt Weibeler funeral card - 1907
  • 1852
    Birth
    6 Jun 1852
    Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt was born on 6 Jun 1852 in Dörbach, Bernkastel-Wittlich, Rhineland-Pfalz, GermanyG.
    Citation: 1
  • 1867~15
    Immigration
    1867
    She immigrated to America in 1867.
    Citation: 2
  • 187017
    Household member | Census1870 | Christian L. Schmitt
    2 Jun 1870
    She was listed as a member of Christian's household in the 1870 U.S. Census taken 2 Jun 1870 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 3
  • 187320
    5 May 1873
    Age 33
    Birth 8 Jun 1839 | Nettesheim-Butzheim, Rhineland, Preußen, GermanyG
    Death: 27 Feb 1923 | Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG
    She married William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler, son of Johann Weibeler and Anna Maria Schmitz, on 5 May 1873 at Jessenland Church in Jessenland, Sibley, Minnesota, United States.
  • 188532
    16 May 1885
    Katherine was enumerated as the wife of William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler on the 1885 Minnesota Census in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota. Katherine was 32 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Gerhard (Jerry) Hubert Weibeler, Anna Maria (Mayme) Weibeler, Frank Hubert (Pat) Weibeler, Peter Hubert Weibeler, Katherine (Kate) Weibeler, John Henry Brabender, and Francis (Frank) H. Hilgers.
    Citation: 4
  • 190047
    1 Jun 1900
    Katherine was enumerated as the wife of William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler on the 1900 United States Census in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota. Katherine was 47 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Anna Maria (Mayme) Weibeler, Katherine (Kate) Weibeler, Clara Margaret (Topsey) Weibeler, Mary Angela Weibeler, Peter Hubert Weibeler, William Mathias Weibeler, Dr. Christian Joseph (Cox) Weibeler DDS, and John Robert Weibeler.
    Citation: 2
    William H Weibeler Family - 1900 US Census
  • 190755
    Death
    2 Nov 1907
    Katherine died on 2 Nov 1907 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG, at age 55.
    Citation: 5
  • 190755
    Cause of Death
    2 Nov 1907
    She died of nephritis.
    Citation: 5
  • 1907
    Burial
    6 Nov 1907
    She was buried on 6 Nov 1907 in Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic Cemetery at Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United States.

    Find A Grave Memorial Link.
    Citation: 6
  • 1907
    Obituary
    11 Nov 1907
    Obituary of Catherine Schmitt Weibeler

    Belle Plaine Herald, November 11, 1907

    Mrs. William H. Weibeler Is Dead

    End Is Sudden - When Hopes For Recovery Are Strongest, Death Ends the Long Trail. Funeral Is a Most Remarkable Spectacle. Friends Assemble From Far and Near and Funeral is Large Beyond Comparison

         Mrs. William Weibeler died on Saturday noon, Nov. 2nd, 1907.
         Seldom has a death in the community aroused such a universal concern. Through a long and lingering illness, the family and friends were somewhat prepared for this end, yet hope for recovery had never ceased and the shock of death was keenly felt by the sorrowing family and wide circle of friends.
         She was the daughter of the late Christian Schmitt and was born in Doerbach, Germany, June 6, 1852. She came with her parents to this country in 1867, and after staying for a short while in Chicago, came to Belle Plaine in the same year.
         In 1873 she was married to William H. Weibeler. Eleven children were born to them, of whom ten are living; namely, Gerhard H., Miss Mayme, Frank, Peter, Miss Katherine, William, Miss Clara, Miss Angela, John and Christian. Besides her husband and children, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. S. Bowler, of Denver, Colo., and two brothers, Jacob and Matt Schmitt of Belle Plaine.
         The floral offerings were the largest and most beautiful ever seen here. Various local societies, businessmen's organizations and private individuals presented a wealth of flowers.
         During the funeral which was held on Wednesday morning, all places of business and the public school was closed. The funeral was the largest that has ever been witnessed in Belle Plaine. St. Peter and Paul's church was crowded as it has never been, and the occasion of the burial of this most esteemed woman brought so many here from abroad that the number of visitors, it would seem, was the greatest that had ever gathered here. The widespread interest and sympathy expressed in the death of Mrs. Weibeler by this great concourse of people represents the degree in which she was beloved and to which the knowledge of her beautiful personality had spread.
         A solemn requiem mass was celebrated with Father Raymond as the celebrant. Father Guido, O. F. M., of Chaska; Father Rufinius, O. F. M., of Waconia; Father Suitbertus, O. F. M. of St. Benedict; and Father Herbert O. F. M., of Union Hill, occupied places in the sanctuary. Father Raymond preached the funeral sermon.
         Among the many who came to the funeral were Mrs. S. Bowler, of Denver, Col., Mr. and Mrs. H. Theviot, of Brainerd; Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Hilgers, of Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nicolin, Mrs. John Bailey and Joe Schmitt of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Gericke, of Lake Mills, Wis.; Peter and Matt Monzel, of Webster, S. D. The number from the neighboring places of Jordan, Shakopee, Henderson, LeSueur, Green Isle, Norwood and numerous other adjoining localities was very large.

Children with: William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler (8 Jun 1839 - 27 Feb 1923)

SonGerhard (Jerry) Hubert Weibeler (1874 - 1931)
DaughterAnna Maria (Mayme) Weibeler (1875 - 1918)
SonJohann Hubert (John) Weibeler (1877 - 1877)
SonFrank Hubert (Pat) Weibeler (1878 - 1937)
SonPeter Hubert Weibeler (1881 - 1943)
DaughterKatherine (Kate) Weibeler (1883 - 1967)
SonWilliam Mathias Weibeler (1886 - 1942)
DaughterClara Margaret (Topsey) Weibeler (1889 - 1970)
DaughterMary Angela Weibeler (1891 - 1974)
SonJohn Robert Weibeler (1894 - 1952)
SonDr. Christian Joseph (Cox) Weibeler DDS (1896 - 1987)

Citations

  1. [S163] Tombstone inscription, Sts Peter and Paul Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Scott Co., Minnesota; read and photograped by Warren M. Gordon in 1990.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1900 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1870 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1885 Minnesota State Census.
  5. [S95] Catherine Schmitt, Death Certificate unknown number, unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Catherine Schmitt Death Certificate.
  6. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 123007429. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.

Mary Angela Weibeler

Person ID #20, (1891 - 1974)
Last Edited3 May 2021
Grandmother of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )

 

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Mary Angela Weibeler (1891-1974)
Mary Angela Weibler as a young woman
Mary Angela Weibeler (1891-1974) as a young girl
Baby picture of Mary Angela Weibeler (1891-1974)
Angela Weibeler Durrenberger and Georgiana St. Martin Gordon at the wedding of Warren Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger
Mary Angela Weibeler (1891-1974)
Mary Angela Weibeler as a young woman
John G. Durrenberger and Angela Weibeler portrait
  • 1891
    Birth
    5 Sep 1891
    Mary Angela Weibeler was born on 5 Sep 1891 in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 1
  • 19008
    Daughter | Census1900 | William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler
    1 Jun 1900
    Mary was enumerated as the daughter of William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler on the 1900 United States Census in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota. Mary was 8 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Anna Maria (Mayme) Weibeler, Katherine (Kate) Weibeler, Clara Margaret (Topsey) Weibeler, Peter Hubert Weibeler, William Mathias Weibeler, Dr. Christian Joseph (Cox) Weibeler DDS, Katherine (Katharina) Schmitt, and John Robert Weibeler.
    Citation: 2
    William H Weibeler Family - 1900 US Census
  • 191018
    Daughter | Census1910 | William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler
    18 Apr 1910
    Mary was enumerated as the daughter of William (Wilhelm) Hubert Weibeler on the 1910 United States Census in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota. Mary was 18 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Katherine (Kate) Weibeler, Clara Margaret (Topsey) Weibeler, John Robert Weibeler, and Dr. Christian Joseph (Cox) Weibeler DDS.
    Citation: 3
    William H Weibeler Family - 1910 US Census
  • 191220
    Graduation
    24 May 1912
    She graduated from State Normal School in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United StatesG, on 24 May 1912. She earned a degree in Elementary Education.
    Mary Angela Weibeler, State Normal School graduation, 1912
  • 191422
    Note
    1 Jun 1914
    On 1 Jun 1914, Angela Weibeler received a State Certificate By Indorsement to her teaching diploma allowing her to teach at any Public School in Minnesota.
    Angela Weibeler teachers endor
  • 1915
    Occupation
    Ca. 1915
    She was a school teacher ca. 1915 in New Prague, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United StatesG.
    Citation: 4
  • 191524
    20 Oct 1915
    Age 28
    Birth 10 Aug 1887 | Le Sueur, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United StatesG
    Death: 24 Dec 1974 | Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+
    She married John George Durrenberger, son of Anton Durrenberger and Catherine (Katharina) (Kate) Welter, on 20 Oct 1915 at Saints Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in Belle Plaine, Scott, Minnesota, United States.

    Wedding of J.G. Durrenberger and A. Weibeler
    Belle Plaine Herald, Belle Plaine, MN October 21, 1915

    INTERESTING AFFAIR BEAUTIFULLY CARRIED OUT

    Miss Angela Weibeler, daughter of W.H. Weibeler, and Mr. John Durrenberger of St. Paul, were united in marriage at Sts. Peter and Paul's church Wednesday morning, Rev. John Curry officiating.

    Miss Helen Weibeler were maid of honor, and Ray Durrenberger was best man. The other attendants of the bridal party were Miss Mary Durrenberger and Miss Clara Townsend, and Messrs. Christian Weibeler and Nicholas Schons.

    The bride was attired in a gown of bride's satin trimmed with Spanish lace and fur with full court train, the veil caught with orange blossoms and carried a shower bouquet of roses and lilies of the valley. The bride's maids were attired in yellow crepe de chene and carried pink roses.

    A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's father for the immediate relatives. The rooms were decorated beautifully with oak leaves and yellow chrysanthemums.

    After an extended wedding trip through the northern part of the state, Mr. and Mrs. Durrenberger will be at home in Wadena.

    Those from out of town who were here for the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. A. Durrenberger, Miss Veronica Durrenberger, Peter Durrenberger, Miss Ida Tobias, of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Weibeler and Mrs. Fred Heywood, of Aitken; Miss Esther Rethwill, of Le Sueur.
    Citation: 5
    Wedding of John G. (Jack) Durrenberger and Angela Weibeler - 20 Oct 1915 (left to right) Mary Durrenberger, Christian "Cox" Weibeler, Clara Townsend, Nicholas Schons, John G. Durrenberger, Unknown Weibeler, Angela Weibeler, Unknown Weibeler, Raymond Durrenberger, Helen Weibeler
    J. G. Durrenberger and Angela Weibeler wedding, 1915
  • 192028
    Wife | Census1920 | John George Durrenberger
    5 Jan 1920
    Mary was enumerated as the wife of John George Durrenberger on the 1920 United States Census in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota. Mary was 28 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were General William John Durrenberger and Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD.
    Citation: 6
    J.G. Durrenberger Family - 1920 US Census
  • 193038
    Wife | Census1930 | John George Durrenberger
    7 Apr 1930
    Mary was enumerated as the wife of John George Durrenberger on the 1930 United States Census in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota. Mary was 38 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were General William John Durrenberger, Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD, Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger, James Frederick Durrenberger, and Patricia Mary Durrenberger.
    Citation: 7
    JG Durrenberger Family - 1930 US Census
  • 194048
    Wife | Census1940 | John George Durrenberger
    4 Apr 1940
    Mary was enumerated as the wife of John George Durrenberger on the 1940 United States Census in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota. Mary was 48 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were General William John Durrenberger, Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD, Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger, James Frederick Durrenberger, and Patricia Mary Durrenberger.
    Citation: 8
    JG Durrenberger Family - 1940 US Census
  • 197482
    Death
    5 Jan 1974
    Mary died on 5 Jan 1974 in Saint Gabriel's Hospital, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG, at age 82.
    Citations: 9,4
  • 1974
    Obituary
    7 Jan 1974
    Obituary of M. Angela Weibeler

    Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, MN, January 7, 1974

    Mrs. J.G. Durrenberger

         Mrs. John G. (M. Angela) Durrenberger, 82, a resident of the Pine Edge Inn, Little Falls, died Saturday afternoon in St. Gabriel's Hospital. She was born Sept. 5, 1891, in Belle Plaine, Minn., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Weibeler. She attended Mankato Teachers College, and had taught in New Prague. She married John G. (Jack) Durrenberger, Oct. 20, 1914, and they had lived in Wadena and in Perham most of their married life. They came to Little Falls in 1945, operated the West Side Clothing Store for a number of years, and had lived here ever since. She was a member of the Christian Mothers, in Perham, and of St. Gabriel's Hospital Auxiliary.
         Mrs. Durrenberger is survived by her husband; four sons and one daughter: Maj. Gen (Ret.) William J. Durrenberger, Des Moines, Iowa; Dr. Robert W., Phoenix, Ariz.; James F., Golita, Calif.; John A., Valparaiso, Fla., and Mrs. Warren (Patricia) Gordon Jr., Little Falls; also 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A brother, Dr. C.J. Weibeler, lives in Adrian, Minn.
         Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Mary's Church, with the Requiem Mass concelebrated by Rev. John Laky and Rev. Adrian Tirbak. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been made at the Simonet Funeral Home, where calling hours begin today at 4 p.m. The parish prayer services will be held there at 8 p.m., and the Knights of Columbus will pray the Office of the Dead at 8:30 p.m. today.

    Citation: 4
  • 1974
    Burial
    8 Jan 1974
    She was buried on 8 Jan 1974 in Calvary Cemetery at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.

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    Citation: 10

Children with: John George Durrenberger (10 Aug 1887 - 24 Dec 1974)

SonGeneral William John Durrenberger (1917 - 2002)
SonDr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD (1918 - 2012)
SonCdr. John Anthony Durrenberger (1920 - 1984)
SonJames Frederick Durrenberger (1923 - 2000)
DaughterPatricia Mary Durrenberger (1926 - 1988)

Citations

  1. [S92] Angela Weibeler, Birth Certificate No. A-212-45 (11 February 1892), unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1900 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1910 US Census.
  4. [S85] M. Angela Weibeler Obituary, Little Falls Transcript, Little Falls, Minnesota, January 7, 1974. Hereinafter cited as Little Falls Transcript.
  5. [S88] Angela Weibeler Wedding, Belle Plaine Herald, Belle Plaine, Minnesota, October 21, 1915. Hereinafter cited as Belle Plaine Herald.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1920 US Census.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.
  9. [S218] Ancestry.com - Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002), online www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Minnesota Death Index (1908-2002.)
  10. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 126922855. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.

General William John Durrenberger

Person ID #21, (1917 - 2002)
Last Edited5 Mar 2021
Uncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Durrenberger LineageJohn George Durrenberger6, Anton Durrenberger5, Gebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger4, Frans Anton Dürrenberger3, Josef Dürrenberger2, Martin Dürrenberger1

 

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FatherJohn George Durrenberger (1887 - 1974)
MotherMary Angela Weibeler (1891 - 1974)

 


 

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William Durrenberger article 1
William J. (1917-2002) and Robert W. (1918-2012) Durrenberger as young boys
William J. (1917-2002) and Robert W. (1918-2012) Durrenberger as young boys
William (Bill) and Polly Durrenberger
Major General William J. Durrenberger
Robert and Bernadine Durrenberger, June Durrenberger, Polly and Bill Durrenberger
William J. (Bill) Durrenberger - Perham, Minnesota
William J. Durrenberger (1917-2002)
William J. Durrenberger (1917-2002)
William J. Durrenberger (1917-2002) early in his Army career - he retired as a Brigadier General
Gen William J. Durrenberger
Polly and Bill Durrenberger with children Bill and Bob - ca 1960
  • 1917
    Birth
    15 Mar 1917
    General William John Durrenberger was born on 15 Mar 1917 in Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1917
    Baptism
    Mar 1917
    He was baptized in Mar 1917 in Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 19202
    Son | Census1920 | John George Durrenberger
    5 Jan 1920
    William was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the 1920 United States Census in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota. William was 2 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Mary Angela Weibeler and Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD.
    Citation: 1
    J.G. Durrenberger Family - 1920 US Census
  • 193013
    Son | Census1930 | John George Durrenberger
    7 Apr 1930
    William was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the 1930 United States Census in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota. William was 13 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Mary Angela Weibeler, Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD, Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger, James Frederick Durrenberger, and Patricia Mary Durrenberger.
    Citation: 2
    JG Durrenberger Family - 1930 US Census
  • 194023
    Son | Census1940 | John George Durrenberger
    4 Apr 1940
    William was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the 1940 United States Census in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota. William was 23 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Mary Angela Weibeler, Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD, Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger, James Frederick Durrenberger, and Patricia Mary Durrenberger.
    Citation: 3
    JG Durrenberger Family - 1940 US Census
  • 194729
    3 Jan 1947
    Age 23
    Birth 7 May 1923 | Ankeny, Polk, Iowa, United StatesG
    Death: 3 Feb 2002 | Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United StatesG
    He married Alma Mary (Polly) Pagliai, daughter of Attilio Giuseppe Pagliai and Elvira Montorsi, on 3 Jan 1947 in London, Greater London, England.
  • 196548
    Note
    Dec 1965
    The following article appreared in the Fergus Falls Minnesota Daily Journal on December 10,1965.

    Perham's Class of 1935 to Have Two Generals
    Col. William J. Durrenberger, 48, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Durrenberger of Perham, has been nominated by President Johnson for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. Col. Durrenberger is commander of the Tank Automotive Center, Warren, Michigan.

    He becomes the second member of the Perham High School class of 1935 to attain the rank of general, joining Brig. Gen. Oaul A. Feyereisen.
    Gen William J. Durrenberger
  • 1970~53
    Biography
    1970
    Born in Wadena, Minnesota, on 15 March 1917, William J. Durrenberger graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1940 and was commissioned through ROTC. He then volunteered for active duty and trained at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, in ammunition manufacturing, followed by duty from 1940 to 1942 as Property and Transportation Officer at the Elwood Ordnance Plant in Illinois, a shell and bomb loading, assembly, and packing plant.
    Following automotive maintenance training at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and tank maintenance training at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois Durrenberger next served in 1943 as Tank Maintenance and Repair Officer at the Red River Ordnance Depot, Texas. Later that year overseas service followed as a Technical Intelligence Officer in the European Theater, specializing in German and Italian combat vehicles. He returned to the United States in 1947 to serve in the Office of the Chief of Ordnance (OCO) in Washington, D.C., first as guided Missile and Rocket Design and Development Officer then, from 1948 to 1951, as Technical Operations Officer, Rocket Branch.
    Durrenberger continued his association with the Ordnance Department's burgeoning missile program, which increasingly centered on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, where he reported for duty in 1951 as Director of Projects, responsible for coordinating the growing number of guided missile and rocket programs. In 1952 he was assigned as Assistant Director of the Ordnance Missile Laboratories at Redstone, an organization he helped create.
    Durrenberger's range of talents continued to grow. Earning a Master's of Business Administration from Syracuse University in 1954, he returned to OCO to serve as Technical Director, Financial Management System Office, and then as Executive Officer in the Comptroller Office. In 1956 he returned to Redstone Arsenal as Chief of the Financial Management Office, Army Ballistic Missile Agency. With the establishment of the U.S. Army Ordnance Missile Command at Redstone in 1958, he was assigned as its Comptroller.
    Following graduation from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1960, Durrenberger's career took yet another turn when he joined the J-4 Division (Logistics) of the joint United Nations and US Forces Command Korea as Chief, Logistic Plans Branch. In 1961 he returned to the United States to serve as Deputy Commandant, Ordnance Weapons Command, Rock Island, Illinois, and then as Chief of Staff when that organization was redesignated the US Army Weapons Command under the newly established Army Materiel Command.
    In 1963 Durrenberger took command of the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts, where he was responsible for developing or improving a wide range of small arms, to include the M14 rifle and M60 machine gun. In 1965 he assumed command of the Army Tank-Automotive Center in Warren, Michigan then returned to Rock Island in 1966 as Commanding General of the US Army Weapons Command. He assumed his last active duty position in 1968 as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, later redesignated Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, at Headquarters US Army Pacific. MG Durrenberger retired in 1970 after 30 years of distinguished service. He died on 11 June 2002 in Aurora, Illinois.

  • Residence
    From 1970 - 2002
    William lived in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United StatesG, from 1970 - 2002.

  • Occupation
    He was a Major General in the US Army.
  • 200285
    Death
    11 Jun 2002
    William died on 11 Jun 2002 in McAuley Manor, Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United StatesG, at age 85.
  • 2002
    Obituary
    15 Jun 2002
    The Des Moines Register, (IA) - June 15, 2002

    William John Durrenberger, 85, of the 2700 block of Lynner Drive died of a heart ailment Tuesday at McAuley Manor in Aurora, Ill. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Basilica of St. Johns, of which he was a member. Entombment will be at Merle Hay Mausoleum.

    Mr. Durrenberger was born in Wadena, Minn., and had lived in Des Moines since 1970. He was a retired career Army officer and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Knights of Columbus.

    He is survived by three sons, William Jr. of Sugar Grove, Ill., Robert of San Diego and Phillip of Des Moines a brother, Robert of Arizona and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma.

    Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Merle Hay Funeral Home, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to his church.

  • 2002
    Burial
    17 Jun 2002
    He was buried on 17 Jun 2002 in Merle Hay Mausoleum at Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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    Citation: 4

Children with: Alma Mary (Polly) Pagliai (7 May 1923 - 3 Feb 2002)

SonWilliam John Durrenberger Jr (1949 - )
SonRobert Scott Durrenberger (1952 - )
SonPhilip Michael Durrenberger (1961 - )

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1920 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.
  4. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 126923358. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.

Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger

Person ID #22, (1920 - 1984)
Last Edited3 May 2021
Uncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Durrenberger LineageJohn George Durrenberger6, Anton Durrenberger5, Gebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger4, Frans Anton Dürrenberger3, Josef Dürrenberger2, Martin Dürrenberger1

 

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FatherJohn George Durrenberger (1887 - 1974)
MotherMary Angela Weibeler (1891 - 1974)

 


 

John A. Durrenberger
Military photo - ca WW II
(1920-1984)
John A. Durrenberger - young m
John A. Durrenberger receiving a Presidential Citation - 1965
John A. Durrenberger
(1920-1984)
John A. Durrenberger
World War II photograph
John Durrenberger_military
John and Erlene Durrenberger
John A. Durrenberger article, 1967
John Durrenberger
  • 1920
    Birth
    22 Aug 1920
    Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger was born on 22 Aug 1920 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 19309
    Son | Census1930 | John George Durrenberger
    7 Apr 1930
    John was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the 1930 United States Census in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota. John was 9 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Mary Angela Weibeler, General William John Durrenberger, Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD, James Frederick Durrenberger, and Patricia Mary Durrenberger.
    Citation: 1
    JG Durrenberger Family - 1930 US Census
  • 194019
    Son | Census1940 | John George Durrenberger
    4 Apr 1940
    John was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the 1940 United States Census in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota. John was 19 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Mary Angela Weibeler, General William John Durrenberger, Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD, James Frederick Durrenberger, and Patricia Mary Durrenberger.
    Citation: 2
    JG Durrenberger Family - 1940 US Census
  • 194221
    Milit-Beg
    14 Jun 1942
    He began military service on 14 Jun 1942.
    Citation: 3
    john_a._durrenberger_-_militar
  • 194625
    Marriage | Erlene Bailey
    19 Jun 1946
    Age 27
    Birth 30 Aug 1918 | Alton, Oregon, Missouri, United StatesG
    Death: 5 May 2015 | Valparaiso, Okaloosa, Florida, United StatesG
    He married Erlene Bailey on 19 Jun 1946 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States.
    Citation: 4
    John and Erlene Durrenberger
  • 194625
    Milit-End
    7 Jul 1946
    He ended military service on 7 Jul 1946.
    Citation: 3
  • Occupation
    Bet 1967 and 1970
    He was a Director of Operations, Analysis Branch, USAFE (US Air Force in Europe) bet 1967 and 1970 in Wiesbaden, GermanyG.
  • 1976~56
    Note
    1976
    John and Erlene were separated December 27, 1976.
    Citation: 4
  • 1979~59
    Residence
    1979
    John lived in 60 South Van Dorn Street, Alexandria, Virginia, United StatesG, in 1979.

    Citation: 4
  • 197958
    Divorce | Erlene Bailey
    29 Mar 1979
    He and Erlene Bailey were divorced on 29 Mar 1979 in Alexandria, Virginia, United StatesG.
    Citation: 4
    John A. Durrenberger and Erlene Bailey Divorce - 1979
  • 198059
    3 Jul 1980
    Age 51
    Birth 6 Oct 1928 | Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United StatesG
    He married Karleen Anne Murphy, daughter of John A. Murphy, on 3 Jul 1980 in Alexandria, Virginia, United States.
    Citation: 5
    John A, Durrenberger and Karleen Murphy Marriage - 1980
  • Note
    John and Karleen were separated September 30, 1981.
    Citation: 4
  • 198262
    30 Sep 1982
    He and Karleen Anne Murphy were divorced on 30 Sep 1982 in Alexandria, Virginia, United StatesG.
    Citation: 4
    John A. Durrenberger and Karleen Murphy Divorce - 1982
  • 198464
    Death
    29 Sep 1984
    John died on 29 Sep 1984 in Munich, Bavaria, GermanyG, at age 64.
  • 198464
    Cause of Death
    29 Sep 1984
    He died of heart attack at his hotel while on vacation.
  • 198464
    Obituary
    11 Oct 1984
    Obituary of John A. Durrenberger, Washington Post, October 11, 1984



    On Saturday, September 29, 1984 in Munich, West Germany; John A. Durrenberger of Arlington, Va., beloved father of Diane Levy, Thomas E. and Alan A. Durrenberger; he is also survived by three brothers; one sister; and one grandson. Graveside service at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, October 11 at 1 pm. Arrangements by Arlington Funeral Home.

  • 198464
    Burial
    11 Oct 1984
    He was buried on 11 Oct 1984 in Arlington National Cemetery at Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, United States.

    Find A Grave Memorial Link.
    Citation: 6
  • 198464
    Obituary
    12 Oct 1984
    The Washington Post (DC) - October 12, 1984

    John A. Durrenberger, 64, a retired civilian operations analyst with the Air Force who was a senior staff member of the Institute for Defense Analyses for nine years before retiring a second time in August 1984, died Sept. 29 at a hotel in Munich after a heart attack.

    A resident of Arlington since 1975, he was vacationing in Europe when he was stricken.

    Mr. Durrenberger was a native of Minnesota and earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering at the University of Minnesota. He served on active Navy duty during World War II and retired from the Reserves in 1980 with the rank of commander.

    He joined the Air Force Department in the 1940s. He held posts at its tactical warfare center, at its headquarters in Europe and at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, where he retired in 1975. He joined IDA when he moved to the Washington area.

    His marriages to the former Erlene Bailey and the former Karleen Milnick ended in divorce.

    Survivors include three children by his first marriage, Diane Levy of Fort Myers, Fla., Thomas E., of Niceville, Fla., and Alan A., of Orlando, Fla.; three brothers, retired Army Maj. Gen. William Durrenberger of Des Moines, Dr. Robert Durrenberger of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jim Durrenberger of Goleta, Calif.; a sister, Patricia Gordon of Tampa, Fla., and one grandchild.

Children with: Erlene Bailey (30 Aug 1918 - 5 May 2015)

DaughterDiane Durrenberger (ca. 1947 - )
SonThomas Edward Durrenberger (ca. 1950 - )
SonAlan A. Durrenberger (1954 - )

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  6. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 34794032. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.

Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD

Person ID #23, (1918 - 2012)
Last Edited6 Apr 2021
Uncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Durrenberger LineageJohn George Durrenberger6, Anton Durrenberger5, Gebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger4, Frans Anton Dürrenberger3, Josef Dürrenberger2, Martin Dürrenberger1

 

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FatherJohn George Durrenberger (1887 - 1974)
MotherMary Angela Weibeler (1891 - 1974)

 


 

Robert W. Durrenberger
Robert, Bernadine and Mary Ann
William J. (1917-2002) and Robert W. (1918-2012) Durrenberger as young boys
William J. (1917-2002) and Robert W. (1918-2012) Durrenberger as young boys
Robert W. Durrenberger ca 1940
Robert W. Durrenberger
Robert and Bernadine Durrenberger, June Durrenberger, Polly and Bill Durrenberger
Robert W. Durrenberger and Bernadine Steigel wedding party - 1946
Robert W. Durrenberger and Bernadine Steigel wedding party - 1946
Robert W. Durrenberger (after World War II) - ca 1945
Robert W. Durrenberger - ca 1945
Robert W. Durrenberger biography, 2012
Patricia and Robert Durrenberger
  • 1918
    Birth
    2 Oct 1918
    Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD was born on 2 Oct 1918 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1918
    Baptism
    Oct 1918
    He was baptized in Oct 1918 in Saint Henry Catholic Church, Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 19201
    Son | Census1920 | John George Durrenberger
    5 Jan 1920
    Robert was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the 1920 United States Census in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota. Robert was 1 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Mary Angela Weibeler and General William John Durrenberger.
    Citation: 1
    J.G. Durrenberger Family - 1920 US Census
  • 193011
    Son | Census1930 | John George Durrenberger
    7 Apr 1930
    Robert was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the 1930 United States Census in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota. Robert was 11 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Mary Angela Weibeler, General William John Durrenberger, Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger, James Frederick Durrenberger, and Patricia Mary Durrenberger.
    Citation: 2
    JG Durrenberger Family - 1930 US Census
  • Education
    He received the following degrees: B.S., Moorhead State College; B.S., California Institute of Technology; M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.
  • 194021
    Son | Census1940 | John George Durrenberger
    4 Apr 1940
    Robert was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the 1940 United States Census in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota. Robert was 21 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Mary Angela Weibeler, General William John Durrenberger, Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger, James Frederick Durrenberger, and Patricia Mary Durrenberger.
    Citation: 3
    JG Durrenberger Family - 1940 US Census
  • 194022
    Military Induction
    16 Oct 1940
    He was inducted into the military on 16 Oct 1940 in Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United StatesG. Robert enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was shown as 70 inches in height and 162 pounds.
    Robert W. Durrenberger - ca 1945
  • 194527
    Engagement | Fiance | Bernadine Ann Stiegel
    25 Dec 1945
    He became engaged to Bernadine Ann Stiegel on 25 Dec 1945.
  • 194627
    15 Jul 1946
    Age 21
    Birth 30 Nov 1924 | Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+
    Death: 26 Apr 2020 | Royal Oaks Life Care, Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, USAG
    He married Bernadine Ann Stiegel, daughter of Joseph Andrew Stiegel and Bernadine Nora (Bunny) Randall, on 15 Jul 1946 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.
    St Francis Xavier Catholic Chu
  • 195233
    Adopting father | Adoption | Daniel Joseph Durrenberger
    Mar 1952
    He became Daniel's adoptive father in Mar 1952 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United StatesG.
  • 195435
    Adopting father | Adoption | Mary Ann Durrenberger
    Mar 1954
    He became Mary's adoptive father in Mar 1954 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United StatesG.
  • Occupation
    From 1958 - 1971
    He was a founding faculty member and Professor of Geography at California State University from 1958 - 1971 in Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United StatesG.
    Robert_W_Durrenberger
  • Residence | Resident
    From 1971 - 2012
    Robert lived in Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United StatesG, from 1971 - 2012.

    Bernadine Ann Stiegel also lived in the same household.
  • 201294
    Death
    20 Oct 2012
    Robert died on 20 Oct 2012 in Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United StatesG, at age 94.
  • 2012
    Obituary
    24 Oct 2012
    Obituary of Robery W. Durrenberger

    Robert W. Durrenberger, 94, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away on October 20, 2012.

    Robert was born in Perham, Minnesota to John and Angela Durrenberger. He served his country during WWII in the United States Army Air Corps and was honorably discharged as a Major.

    Bob studied at Moorhead State University, Cal Tech and earned his MA from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D from UCLA.

    He was a College Professor for the University of Kentucky, then at Cal State Northridge. In 1971, he and his family moved to Arizona where he became a full time professor of Geography at Arizona State University. While there, he established the Arizona State Climate Office

    In retirement, Bob enjoyed golfing with friends, playing bridge and life at Royal Oaks Retirement Community.

    He is preceded in death by his son, Dan Durrenberger. Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Bernadine A. Durrenberger and his daughter, Mary Ann Marasco and her husband, Mike, 3 grandchildren, Dylan Marasco, Amy Armstrong (Patrick) and Kristen Gowen-MacDonald (William), and 2 beautiful great grandchildren, Emily and Taylor Armstong.

  • 2012
    Funeral
    29 Oct 2012
    His funeral was held on 29 Oct 2012 in Saint Clement of Rome Catholic Church, Sun City, Maricopa, Arizona, United StatesG.

Children with: Bernadine Ann Stiegel (30 Nov 1924 - 26 Apr 2020)

Adopted SonDaniel Joseph Durrenberger (1952 - 2009)
Adopted DaughterMary Ann Durrenberger (1954 - )

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1920 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1930 US Census.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

Patricia Mary Durrenberger

Person ID #24, (1926 - 1988)
Last Edited11 Apr 2021
Mother of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Durrenberger LineageJohn George Durrenberger6, Anton Durrenberger5, Gebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger4, Frans Anton Dürrenberger3, Josef Dürrenberger2, Martin Dürrenberger1

 

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FatherJohn George Durrenberger (1887 - 1974)
MotherMary Angela Weibeler (1891 - 1974)

 


 

Patricia Mary Durrenberger, High School Photograph - ca 1944
Patricia Mary Durrenberger, childhood photograph - ca 1927
Patricia Mary Durrenberger, High School Photograph - ca 1944
Patricia Mary Durrenberger 1926-1988
Patricia Mary Durrenberger chi
Warren M. Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger Wedding photo 14 August 1946
Patricia Mary Durrenberger
Patricia Mary Durrenberger
Patricia and Robert Durrenberger
  • 1926
    Birth
    4 Jul 1926
    Patricia Mary Durrenberger was born on 4 Jul 1926 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1926
    Baptism
    Jul 1926
    She was baptized in Jul 1926 in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 19303
    Daughter | Census1930 | John George Durrenberger
    7 Apr 1930
    Patricia was enumerated as the daughter of John George Durrenberger on the 1930 United States Census in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota. Patricia was 3 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Mary Angela Weibeler, General William John Durrenberger, Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD, Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger, and James Frederick Durrenberger.
    Citation: 1
    JG Durrenberger Family - 1930 US Census
  • 194013
    Daughter | Census1940 | John George Durrenberger
    4 Apr 1940
    Patricia was enumerated as the daughter of John George Durrenberger on the 1940 United States Census in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota. Patricia was 13 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Mary Angela Weibeler, General William John Durrenberger, Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD, Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger, and James Frederick Durrenberger.
    Citation: 2
    JG Durrenberger Family - 1940 US Census
  • 194417
    Graduation
    Jun 1944
    She graduated in Jun 1944 from Perham High School, Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1946~20
    Jul 1946
    She and Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon Jr were engaged in Jul 1946 in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    Warren M Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger engagement - July 1946
  • 194620
    14 Aug 1946
    Age 27
    Birth 1 Jul 1919 | Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+
    Death: 27 Mar 1980 | 6505 Portland Avenue S., Richfield, Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesG
    She married Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon Jr, son of Warren McKean (Blackie) Gordon Sr and Georgianna St. Martin, on 14 Aug 1946 at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States. Warren's brother, Thomas Gordon, was the best man and his sister, Joan Gordon, was the bridesmaid. They held their wedding reception at the Little Falls Country Club.
    St Francis Xavier Catholic Chu
    Warren M. Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger Wedding photo 14 August 1946
    St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, MN
    Warren M Gordon Jr. and Patricia Durrenberger wedding, 1946
  • 1951~25
    1951
    Patricia, the wife of Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon Jr, lived in 108 1st Street NE, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG, in 1951.

    Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III and Suzanne Marie Gordon also lived in the same household. They lived in an apartment above the American Legion before they moved to 114 SE 8th Street in 1952.
    Warren Gordon family apartment above the American Legion in 1951
    Warren M. and Patricia Gordon and children Sandy and Suzanne Gordon - ca 1951
  • From 1952 - 1978
    Patricia, the wife of Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon Jr, lived in 114 8th Street SE, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG, from 1952 - 1978.

    Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III, Suzanne Marie Gordon, Nancy Ann Gordon, and James Patrick (Jimmy G) Gordon also lived in the same household.
    Gordon Family Home - For Sale in 1978 - 114 8th Street SE, Little Falls, Minnesota
    Warren Gordon Jr. home at 114 SE 8th Street, Little Falls, Minnesota (1952-1978)
  • 198861
    Death
    1 Feb 1988
    Patricia died on 1 Feb 1988 in University Community Hospital, Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United StatesG, at age 61.
  • 198861
    Cause of Death
    1 Feb 1988
    She died of acute pulmonary embolism.
  • 1988
    Funeral
    4 Feb 1988
    Her funeral was held on 4 Feb 1988 in Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United StatesG. The clergyman for the funeral was Fr. Pat Rebel.
  • 1988
    Cremation
    5 Feb 1988
    She was cremated on 5 Feb 1988 in International Mortuary Inc., Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United StatesG.
  • 1988
    Funeral
    26 Mar 1988
    Her funeral was held on 26 Mar 1988 in Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1988
    Burial
    26 Mar 1988
    She was buried on 26 Mar 1988 in Calvary Cemetery at Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United States.

    Find A Grave Memorial Link.
    Citation: 3
  • 1988
    Probate
    Jul 1988
    Her estate was probated in Jul 1988 in Temple Terrace, Hillsborough, Florida, United StatesG.

Children with: Warren McKean (Buzz) Gordon Jr (1 Jul 1919 - 27 Mar 1980)

SonWarren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (1947 - )
DaughterSuzanne Marie Gordon (1950 - )
DaughterNancy Ann Gordon (1954 - )
SonJames Patrick (Jimmy G) Gordon (1956 - 2010)

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.
  3. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 126923775. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave, database and images.

James Frederick Durrenberger1

Person ID #25, (1923 - 2000)
Last Edited25 Jun 2017
Uncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Durrenberger LineageJohn George Durrenberger6, Anton Durrenberger5, Gebhard Ignatius Dürrenberger4, Frans Anton Dürrenberger3, Josef Dürrenberger2, Martin Dürrenberger1

 

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FatherJohn George Durrenberger (1887 - 1974)
MotherMary Angela Weibeler (1891 - 1974)

 


 

James F. Durrenberger
(1923-2000)
James F. Durrenberger
June and James Durrenberger - 1989 - Catalina Island, California
James F. Durrenberger
James Durrenberger
  • 1923
    Birth
    1 Jan 1923
    James Frederick Durrenberger was born on 1 Jan 1923 in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 1923
    Christening
    Jan 1923
    He was christened in Jan 1923 in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United StatesG.
  • 19307
    Son | Census1930 | John George Durrenberger
    7 Apr 1930
    James was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the 1930 United States Census in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota. James was 7 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Mary Angela Weibeler, General William John Durrenberger, Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD, Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger, and Patricia Mary Durrenberger.
    Citation: 2
    JG Durrenberger Family - 1930 US Census
  • 194017
    Son | Census1940 | John George Durrenberger
    4 Apr 1940
    James was enumerated as the son of John George Durrenberger on the 1940 United States Census in Perham, Otter Tail, Minnesota. James was 17 years old.

    Also residing in the same household were Mary Angela Weibeler, General William John Durrenberger, Dr. Robert Warren Durrenberger PhD, Cdr. John Anthony Durrenberger, and Patricia Mary Durrenberger.
    Citation: 3
    JG Durrenberger Family - 1940 US Census
  • 1947
    Godfather | Baptism | Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III
    29 Jun 1947
    He became the godfather at Warren's baptism on 29 Jun 1947 in Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, United StatesG+.
    St Francis Xavier Catholic Chu
    St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Little Falls, MN
  • 195532
    3 Sep 1955
    Age 24
    Birth 13 Jun 1931 | Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United StatesG
    Death: 25 Dec 2011 | Santa Barbara County, California, United StatesG
    He married June Nancy Verhulst, daughter of Victor Verhulst and Dorothy Luehring, on 3 Sep 1955 in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
  • Residence
    James lived in Goleta, Santa Barbara, California, United StatesG.

  • 1987~64
    Retirement
    1987
    He was retired as an engineering writer for General Motors in 1987.
  • 200077
    Death
    15 Sep 2000
    James died on 15 Sep 2000 in Goleta, Santa Barbara, California, United StatesG, at age 77.
  • 2000
    Obituary
    20 Sep 2000
    DURRENBERGER, James F.


    1/1/23 - 9/15/00. James F. Durrenberger was born on January 1, 1923 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was one of 5 children born to Angela & Jack Durrenberger. Jim graduated from Perham High School an attended the University of Minnesota. Following military service in the Medical Corps in WW II he joined General Motors and retired in 1987. He enjoyed his retirement years doing volunteer work for St. Marks Parish and Catholic Charities, traveling with his wife June of 45 years and their daily walks with 'Pierre'.

    Jim is survived by his wife June, daughters Sally Williamson and Judy Durrenberger, son Paul Durrenberger, son in law Rick Williamson, and granddaughters Holly and Natalie Williamson. Jim was devoted to charitable causes, his family, and church. He loved to be with children and animals. We will miss his sense of humor, letters to the editor, and his constant loving support.

    Masses will be said in behalf of Jim Durrenberger at St Marks and St Rafaels Catholic churches. A private memoriam will be held for the immediate family members later this week. In lieu of flowers please send donations to St Marks Catholic Church in Jim Durrenberger's name.

Children with: June Nancy Verhulst (13 Jun 1931 - 25 Dec 2011)

DaughterSally Ann Durrenberger (1959 - )
DaughterJudith Lynn Durrenberger (1961 - )
SonPaul James Durrenberger (1963 - )

Citations

  1. [S8] "James F. Durrenberger Research", 1990, James F. Durrenberger (Goleta, CA), to Warren M. Gordon (Bellevue, WA); unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as "James F. Durrenberger Research."
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1930 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1940 US Census.

 

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