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Updated May 3, 2009


Some of the surnames I am researching are: GOETTEL, SCHMIDT, MARTEN, DIESTLER, FRANKLIN, BUTLER, BUNSE, DAWS, DAWES, ADAMS, WHEELER, WILEN, VILEN, ROGGENSACK, SAHR and SYDOW.

Areas of the country where many first settled or moved on to were Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and New England states, such as Pennsylvania and New York.

Many of the first immigrants I am researching came from Brandenburg, Prussia or England. Those from Brandenburg were mainly from Kreis (county) Koenigsberg and Kreis Soldin. The towns involved were either Fuerstenfelde or Gros Fahlenwerder for the Schmidt, Schwartz and Goettel lines. You will not find these towns on a current German map however, as that area is now part of Poland.

My present focus is mainly centered around the Goettel and Schmidt/Schwartz ancestry; although I do have a fair amount of information on some of the other lines. I am aware that there may be inaccurate information in my reports, but I am doing my best to keep that at a minimum and correcting errors as they become apparent.


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Sheri Wheeler
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Family Photos

  • Zadock and Malinda (Marvin) Nichols' Gravestone (81 KB)
    Zadock and Malinda were parents of Lorenzo Nichols, Sr.; Lorenzo and his wife Clamana were parents of Lillian Nichols, who married Dr. A. James Franklin. Dr. Franklin and Lillian are my great grandparents. This photo was provided by Mollie Lynch who descends from all three Zadock Nichols. Zadock and Malinda are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Dale, New York.
  • Fred and Amanda (Goettel) Gust (62 KB)
    Amanda Goettel was the daughter of Gottlieb and Anna (Schmidt) Goettel. This photo was provided by Pat Anibal.
  • Betty Roggensack, Mike and Sharon Franklin (85 KB)
    Probably taken at Goettel Family Reunion. Betty is granddaughter of Nettie (Goettel) Roggensack, and Mike and Sharon are grandchildren of Minna (Goettel) Franklin.
  • Diestler Family (86 KB)
    Standing L to R: Benjamin William Diestler; Emma Louella Charlotte (Girly) Diestler; Edwin Robert Diestler; Evangeline Viola Diestler (Ola); Louvain Earl Diestler (Buster and/or Buck) Diestler. Front row, L to R: Esther Ruth Diestler; Elsie Margaret Diestler; Amelia Mary Louise Korth who was married to Frederick W. Diestler; and Ruby Ruth Diestler. The picture was taken in Fargo, North Dakota and was provided by Rich Ostrom.
  • Anna (Schmidt) Goettel and baby Jim Franklin (64 KB)
    In this picture, Jim Franklin, son of Minna (Goettel) and Floyd Franklin is 10 weeks old and is held by his grandmother, Anna (Schmidt) Goettel. Dad was born September 14, 1914.
  • Fritz Franklin's WWII Christmas Greeting (139 KB)
    I'm not sure what newpaper this was in but perhaps the Elmore Eye or Blue Earth Post.
  • 1925 Get-together at Anna Goettel's House (125 KB)
    Al Roggensack sitting in first row and Wesley Goettel kneeling in second row next to Anna and Ralph. I will fix the labeling in the near future.
  • Lutie and Nettie (Goettel) Roggensack and Family (108 KB)
    Back L to R: Carroll, Dorothy, Al, Nettie, Lutie Front L to R: Myrtle, Ken, Vietta
  • Wesley Goettel, son of Aaron and Gustie Goettel (182 KB)
    This is Wesley's graduation picture. He was born on July 4, 1918.
  • Martin Roggensack and Family taken in 1918 (96 KB)
    Back Row L to R: Henry (twin), Charlie, Amiel, Edward, Herman (twin); Front Row L to R: Lutie (twin), Anna, Emma, Martin, Richard (twin)
  • Christian Sydow and his first wife Augusta Schmidt (143 KB)
    Christian's first wife Augusta was a sister to Anna (Schmidt) Goettel, and daughter of Carl F. G. and Wilhelmina (Schwartz) Schmidt
  • Aaron and Gustie Goettel (218 KB)
    Aaron Goettel, with his wife Gustie. Aaron is son of Gottlieb and Anna (Schmidt) Goettel. Aaron and Gustie (Schneider) Goettel had three children: Floyd, Alta and Wesley.
  • Martin and Mary (Hartung) Roggensack (88 KB)
    Taken in 1891. They are the parents of Emma, Amiel, Henry, Herman, Garfield, Edward, Richard, Lutie and Charlie. Lutie was married to Anetta, aka Nettie Goettel, daughter of Gottlieb and Anna (Schmidt) Goettel.
  • W. Herman Goettel (93 KB)
    William Herman Goettel, son of Johan Gottlieb and Louisa Goettel and brother to Gottlieb Goettel, Jr., as well as other siblings.
  • Original Land Patent (Higginson/Goettel) (403 KB)
    Parcel 30 of the Goettel land had been an original land patent. We had thought that perhaps Johan Gottlieb Goettel, Gottlieb Jr.'s father, had been granted the patent, but Higginson received it and later sold it to him. We now have most, if not all of the land documents for the Goettel land in Lafayette Township, Allamakee Iowa, otherwise known as Thompson Corners.
  • Roggensack Family, in 1891 on Emma's Wedding Day (164 KB)
    Back Row L to R: Emma, Amiel, Twins Henry and Herman, Garfield and Edward; Front Row L to R: Twin Richard, Grandma Mary(Hartung), Twin Lutie, Grandpa Martin and Charlie.
  • Mary Kunigunda (Roegner) Goettel (110 KB)
    Mary, wife of W. Herman Goettel, and mother of Frank and Karl Goettel. The Goettels owned and operated Goettel & Son General Store in Ackley, Hardin County, Iowa.
  • Johan Gottlieb Goettel's Tombstone in Iowa (130 KB)
    Johan Gottlieb Goettel, father of Gottlieb Goettel Jr. who married Anna Schmidt. His tombstone is near the Goettel family farm in Lafayette Township, Allamakee County, Iowa. The cemetery is called the Thompson Corner Cemetery.
  • Rev. Frederick Schmidt and wife Ellen Hacklander (34 KB)
    Rev. Frederick Schmidt, son of Carl F. G. and Wilhelmina (Schwartz) Schmidt and his second wife, Ellen Hacklander. They are buried in Blue Earth, Minnesota, at Riverside Cemetery. Fred was injured twice in the Civil War and carried a slug in his neck for many years until his death. At his death, the slug was removed and is kept by a family member. He was in the battle of taking Atlanta. He was captured twice.
  • Frank George Goettel (98 KB)
    Frank was the son of W. Herman and Mary K. Goettel. He was a partner with his father in the Goettel & Son General Store in Ackley, Iowa. His wife Nelle was a milliner in the store. They had one daughter, Kathryn (aka Polly) who resides in Ackley, Iowa at the Presbyterian Nursing Home.
  • Tombstone of Johane Louise (Haase) Goettel (133 KB)
    Johane Louise Goettel was the wife of Johan Gottlieb Goettel, and mother of Gottlieb Goettel Jr. who married Anna Schmidt. She is buried in the Thompson Corner Cemetery, near their family land, in Lafayette Township, Allamakee County, Iowa.
  • Robert W. and Augusta Amelia (Sasse) Schmidt (29 KB)
    Robert is the son of Rev. Frederick and Ellen (Hacklander) Schmidt. Back Row: Gertrude Ellen; Frederic Carl; Front Row: Robert; Dorothy Lucille; Augusta Amelia (Sasse). Son Wesley Willard and daughter Shirley Roberta have not been born yet. Picture provided by Roger Schmidt, grandson of Robert and Amelia. He also provided the photo of Rev. Frederick and Ellen (Hacklander) Schmidt.
  • Karl Goettel's Wedding Photo of Goettel Store (295 KB)
    Karl, son of W. Herman and Mary Goettel when married was surprised I'm sure of how the Goettel & Son Store was decorated outside. Look to the left hand side of picture and the list of his "old" girlfriends! Notice the tires hanging from the balcony above. His new bride's name was Cleve or Cleva. I've seen it spelled both ways. They are the parents of Mary Francis Goettel Edgerley.
  • Benjamin Schmidt, son of John Schmidt (10 KB)
    Ben Schmidt, grandson of Carl and Wilhelmina Schmidt, son of John Schmidt - nephew of Anna (Schmidt) Goettel, born in Quincy, died in 1927 in St. Charles, Minnesota, married to Sadie Arendsee.
  • Lloyd Goettel feeding horses (124 KB)
    Lloyd Goettel, son of Dan and Esther Goettel; grandson of Gottlieb and Anna Goettel at the Goettel farm feeding the work horses.
  • Alonzo Benjamin Schmidt (11 KB)
    Alonzo is the son of Benjamin Schmidt, grandson of John Schmidt, great grandson of Carl and Wilhelmina Schmidt. Born August 14, 1914 in Aberdeen, South Dakota and died August 24, 1976 in Rochester, Minnesota.
  • Dan and Lloyd Goettel approx. 1917 on Goettel Farm (154 KB)
    Dan Goettel, son of Gottlieb and Anna (Schmidt) Goettel and his son Lloyd at the Goettel Farm in Thompson Corners, Iowa.
  • George and Emily (Schmidt) Messerschmidt & Family (88 KB)
    Emily (Schmidt) Messerschmidt was the daughter of Carl F. G. and Wilhelmina Schmidt. She was a sister to Anna (Schmidt) Goettel. George and Emily are buried in St. Charles, Minnesota. Top Row L to R: Frank, Ed, Lydia, Ella, Middle Row: George and Emily, Bottom Row: Minna, Lena, Fred and Eva.
  • German Ship Saxonia (156 KB)
    Manfred Kettel scanned a painting of "Bavaria" which was identical and a sister ship of the Saxonia. These ships with clipper bows still embody the old sailboat romanticism! The Marten and Goettel families came to America on The Saxonia in 1858 and 1859.
  • Carl F. G. Schmidt (48 KB)
    Provided by Roger Schmidt, great great grandson to Carl. This is an amazing photo, which appears to be in the original frame .... It's hard to know if this was taken in Prussia or in Lomira, Wisconsin.
  • Wilhelmina (Schwartz) Schmidt (46 KB)
    This photo is a much younger version of Wilhelmina, provided by her great great grandson Roger Schmidt. I'm not sure if this was taken in Prussia or in Lomira, Wisconsin.
  • Ferdinand Schmidt, son of Carl and Wilhelmina (58 KB)
    Ferdinand Schmidt, son of Carl and Wilhelmina (Schwartz) Schmidt, brother of Anna (Schmidt) Goettel.
  • Mark and Margaret Schmidt (35 KB)
    Mark was the son of Rev. Frederick and Ellen (Hacklander) Schmidt. He and his wife were professors at a college in California. Picture provided by Roger Schmidt, great grandson of Rev. Schmidt.
  • Obituary of Charlotte (Goettel) Marten (180 KB)
    Charlotte, daughter of Johan Gottlieb and Johane Louise Goettel, sister to Gottlieb Goettel Jr. Obit appeared in the Waukon Standard April 31, 1890.
  • Artist Carl Schmidt and wife Lucile Sahr (19 KB)
    Carl Schmidt, son of Frederick and Ellen (Hacklander) Schmidt with his wife Lucile was provided by Roger Schmidt.
  • Albert Hacklander (79 KB)
    This picture was hanging in the Goettel Farm in Thompson Corners, Iowa. It is a picture of Albert Hacklander, husband of Amelia Gartzke and father to Esther, who married Dan Goettel.
  • Robert and Amelia Schmidt with Wesley and Family (47 KB)
    Provided by Roger Schmidt, this photo is of Robert Schmidt, with his wife Amelia (Sasse), daughter-in-law Helen Johnson, wife of Wesley, Wesley holding their daughter Patricia Elaine. Robert Schmidt was the son of Rev. Frederick and Ellen (Hacklander) Schmidt and grandson of Carl F. G. and Wilhelmina (Schwartz) Schmidt.
  • Allamakee Marriage Records (452 KB)
    Some of the people on this record appear to be our descendants, some may not. We are in the process of determining who belongs to our line. Those confirmed: Charlotte Marten, Henrietta Bunse, Laura Hacklander, Emma Marten Schild, Clara Sydow, Nettie Roggensack. NOTE: F. C. Schmiett is probably Rev. Frederick C. Schmidt, Anna's brother who performed Laura and Will's wedding.
  • Farm Auction Flyer - March 12, 1896 (143 KB)
    Lorenzo Nichols, Sr. and wife Clamana (Farnham), parents of Lillian Franklin, wife of Dr. A. James Franklin, sold their farm in March of 1896. This flyer details items for sale. Lorenzo and Clamana then moved into Blue Earth, where they resided until their deaths.
  • Goettel/Schmidt Family Reunion (220 KB)
    This picture is of cousins Diane Kahl, Steve Goettel and Sheri Wheeler at Pihl's Park, near Wells, Minnesota on July 2, 2000 at the Goettel/Schmidt Family Reunion. The next reunion is scheduled for 2002.
  • Auction Sale, March 14, 1890 (230 KB)
    Laura (Nichols) Stevens, wife of Harmon L. Stevens and daughter of Lorenzo and Clamana (Farnham) Nichols, sold her property in Bergen, New York after her husband's death and moved back to Blue Earth, Minnesota. This flyer shows household items for sale. Laura was the mother of Blanche and June. Blanche died young. June,lived to old age and was married to Merritt Kerr.
  • 1887 Quincy, Olmsted County, Minnesota Plat Map (406 KB)
    I have placed x's on some of the ancester's properties. You will notice the names Carl Schmidt, Britzius, Diestler, Amos, Wasem, Trapp and more. The circle indicates where George and Emily Messerschmidt lived and where Polly Messerschmidt, her son and daughter-in-law continue to live. We think that Carl and Wilhelmina Schmidt may have lived on the place closest to the circle in Sec. 28. After Carl died, Wilhelmina lived with August Peters in Section 20. This map was sent to me by Polly Messerschmidt, wife of Charlie. Charlie was a son of George and Emily (Schmidt) Messerschmidt. There are several churches on the map ... the one nearest to Schmidt's farm in Sec. 28 could be the one that the Schmidt's built. The cemetery where Carl and Wilhelmina are buried is not marked on this plat, but it's in Sec. 33 in the middle right hand side. More relatives are buried in Little Valley Cemetery, at the top of this plat map.
  • Wedding License of Gottlieb and Anna (289 KB)
    This is the wedding license of Gottlieb and Anna (Schmidt) Goettel. Note that Rev. Herman Bunse, Gottlieb's brother-in-law performed the service. License was gotten on the 25th, wedding was on the 26th of July, 1872.
  • Ferdinand and Hannah (Goettel) Marten Family (41 KB)
    Hannah was a sister to Gottlieb Goettel,Jr.. Ferdinand and Hannah are both buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Ackley, Iowa. I think the back row, left to right is Louise (Maune), William, Hulda (Pleasants), and Reuben. Front row, Alma (Wicks), Ferdinand, Johanna/Hannah and Etta (Philieo).
  • Children of Aaron and Gustie (Schneider) Goettel (244 KB)
    This picture was taken in 1920. Alta, Wesley on standing on chair and Floyd Goettel, all children of Aaron and Gustie Goettel. Aaron is the son of Gottlieb and Anna (Schmidt) Goettel.
  • Funeral bill for August F. Trapp (68 KB)
    August F. Trapp was married to Ida Odelia Schmidt, daughter of Carl and Wilhelmina (Schwartz) Schmidt, and sister to Anna (Schmidt) Goettel. This bill was provided by Peggy Knight.
  • Wakefield House Museum, Blue Earth, Minnesota (156 KB)
    The Wakefield House is part of the Faribault County Historical Society. It is located in Blue Earth, Minnesota and is where Esther Goettel Doescher worked for many years. Esther was a daughter of Gottlieb and Anna (Schmidt) Goettel. The Wakefield House has many treasures, one of which is a lovely table cloth made by Anna (Schmidt)Goettel.
  • Gustie (Schneider) Goettel and her sisters (480 KB)
    Gustie was married to Aaron Goettel. Gustie is sitting in chair in this picture and those around her are her sisters.
  • Rev. August & Mary (Becker) Schmidt's Gravestones (95 KB)
    Rev. August Schmidt, who was a brother to Anna (Schmidt) Goettel and his wife Mary Becker, are buried in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Washington. Aaron, Rachel, and Hulda, their children, are buried there also. They had 12 children. Photo provided by Don and Gail Nuessmeier.
  • Al Roggensack (104 KB)
    Al Roggensack is the son of Lutie and Nettie (Goettel) Roggensack. Nettie was one of 8 children born to Gottlieb and Anna (Schmidt) Goettel. This picture was taken at the Goettel/Schmidt Family Reunion, July 2, 2000 at Pihl's Park near Wells, Minnesota.
  • Esther (Goettel) Doescher's Wedding Day (426 KB)
    This was taken on Aunt Esther's Wedding Day but I'm not sure where. Viola (?) was their flower girl. Both Ralph and Esther graduated from Naperville College May of 1916 and date on Marriage License was May 31, 1916.
  • Lois Gillespie of Denver - Schmidt Descendant (98 KB)
    Lois Gillespie surprised us all when she arrived at the Goettel/Schmidt Family Reunion in Blue Earth, Minnesota July 1 and 2, 2000. Lois resides in Denver, Colorado and is 92 years old. She descends from Carl F. G. Schmidt; Ferdinand Carl Schmidt; and Herbert Heinrich Schmidt.
  • Caroline Hacklander and John King's Wedding Photo (132 KB)
    Photo taken in Minneapolis at Erickson Photography. Deb (Goettel) Kiley's mother found this photo. Caroline and John King were married September 2, 1913.
  • Polly (Goettel) Temple (107 KB)
    This picture was taken after the Goettel/Schmidt Reunion in July, 2000. Polly lives in Ackley, Iowa and is the granddaughter of Herman Goettel, and daughter of Frank Goettel. Herman Goettel and Gottlieb Goettel Jr. were brothers. Herman Goettel with his sons, Frank and Carl owned and operated a merchantile store in Ackley, Hardin County, Iowa. Polly, her husband and daughter did not live in Ackley, but in Sheldon, Iowa where Polly taught school. Polly is 92 years old. Steve Goettel, Deb Kiley, Steve Wheeler and myself enjoyed our visit with Polly at a resthome in Ackley, where she shared some family history with us.
  • Painting done by Carl Schmidt - Farm Scene (115 KB)
    After visiting the Wakefield House in Blue Earth during the Goettel/Schmidt 2-day Reunion; some of us walked across the street to the "old Blue Earth library" where the Faribault County Historical Society has some of it's holdings. There we found a picture painted by "our famous" relative Carl Schmidt. Carl was the son of Rev. Frederick and Ellen (Hacklander) Schmidt. Frederick was a brother to Anna (Schmidt) Goettel. It is possible this picture hung in the Blue Earth Library for many years before the new library was constructed in downtown Blue Earth, Minnesota.
  • Goettel/Schmidt Reunion, July 2, 2000 (110 KB)
    Taken at Pihl's Park near Wells, Minnesota at the Goettel/Schmidt Family Reunion, July 2, 2000. From Left to Right: Sheri Franklin Wheeler; Rev. Layen Adelmann; Letty Adelmann Franke; Diane Courrier Kahl.
  • Painting by Carl Schmidt - Water Scene (60 KB)
    Carl Schmidt, son of Rev. Frederick and Ellen (Hacklander)Schmidt, famous artist, painted this lovely water scene.
  • John and Julia (Goettel) Diestler (20 KB)
    Julia Goettel is a sister to Gottlieb Goettel who was married to Anna (Schmidt) Goettel.
  • Rev. Gustave Julius Schmidt's Gravestone (68 KB)
    Gustave was a brother to Anna (Schmidt) Goettel. He and his second wife, Augusta Arndt were both killed by a cyclone on April 14, 1886 after performing a wedding. They are buried in Salem Cemetery, Paynesville, Minnesota. Gustave had one son from his previous marriage to Susan Britzius. She is buried in Winona, Minnesota. Picture provided by Don and Gail Nuessmeier.
  • Julia (Goettel) Diestler and her children (122 KB)
    This picture was taken at the time of John Diestler's death. Back Row: L to R - Lewis; Ida Hintzman; Herman; Sarah Melius; Frederick; Lydia Moffatt; John. Middle Row: Aaron; Julia; Francisca Miller. Front Row: Cora Sullivan; Rosa Woelfer; Emma Kollman.
  • Augusta (Schmidt) Sydow's Gravestone (91 KB)
    Augusta was a sister to Anna (Schmidt) Goettel. She was married to Christian Sydow. Christian later married Anna's daughter Clara. Augusta is buried in Emmanuel Evangelical Cemetery in Yellow Bank Township, Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota. Augusta died of a sudden, unexpected heart attack. Photo provided by Don and Gail Nuessmeier.
  • August and Rosina Juliana (Julia Meinke) Gartzke (128 KB)
    This picture was found by Dorothy Goettel, wife of John Goettel at the Goettel family farm in 2000.
  • August and Minnie M. (Schmidt) Peters' Gravestones (106 KB)
    August F. Peters and his wife Minnie M. (Schmidt) Peters are buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Fairmount, North Dakota. Minna, aka Minnie, was a sister to Anna (Schmidt) Goettel. After August's death, she married Mr. Carter and then Mr. Newby. She, however, was buried with her first husband. Photo provided by Don and Gail Nuessmeier.
  • Ferdinand (Anna's brother) Schmidt and Family (76 KB)
    We think this is Ferdinand and Margaret's 50th Wedding Anniversary. Ferdinand was a brother to Anna (Schmidt) Goettel.
  • Plat Map of Lafayette Township 98 North - 1887 (1179 KB)
    Bottom left portion of map is Goettel property. You will also find M. Roggensack (Lutie's father) land; Fred Marten who married Charlotte Goettel; Kehrberg Land; Gruber Land; Tisdale Land etc. This file is HUGE and will NOT print out in one page. I had to scan it at a high resolution to read well.
  • August F. and Ida O. (Schmidt) Trapp's Gravestones (97 KB)
    August F. and Ida O. (Schmidt) Trapp are buried in Lewistown City Cemetery, Lewistown, Montana. Ida was a sister to Anna (Schmidt) Goettel. Their sons Almon and Arthur are buried in this cemetery with their wives. Photo provided by Don and Gail Nuessmeier.
  • Jim Franklin, son of Minna (Goettel) Franklin (109 KB)
    This is a picture of my father, A. James Franklin, aka Jim, grandson of Gottlieb and Anna Goettel, son of Floyd and Minna (Goettel) Franklin.
  • Minna (Goettel) Franklin (53 KB)
    My grandmother, Minna Franklin reading to me and my brother Mike.
  • Herman & Henrietta (Goettel) Bunse's Gravestone (63 KB)
    Herman and Henrietta are buried in Mayer, Minnesota in the Zion Evangelical Cemetery, which is directly across the road from the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Their stone is surrounded by a large bush. Rev. Herman Bunse married Gottlieb and Anna (Schmidt) Goettel. Herman's wife was a sister to Gottlieb Goettel, Jr.. Photo provided by Steve Goettel.
  • Mike and Sheri Franklin (71 KB)
    Mike and Sharon Franklin, children of Jim and Dottie Franklin, grandchildren of Floyd and Minna (Goettel) Franklin, great grandchildren of Gottlieb and Anna (Schmidt) Goettel.
  • Minna Franklin holding her son Jim (52 KB)
    Minna (Goettel) Franklin holding her son Jim Franklin when he was one month old. This would have been taken in Blue Earth, Minnesota at their farm.
  • Painting by Carl Schmidt (51 KB)
    Famous painter Carl Schmidt, son of Rev. Frederick Schmidt and nephew of Anna (Schmidt) Goettel, did this lovely painting. It is owned by Gail (Hacklander) Nuessmeier.
  • Email Cousins (114 KB)
    Taken at the Goettel/Schmidt Reunion on July 2, 2000. Back Row from L to R: Lon Schmidt; Diane Courrier Kahl; Betty Roggensack Meyer; Steve Goettel; Gail Hacklander Nuessmeier. Middle Row: Letty Adelmann Franke; Deb Goettel Kiley; Sheri Franklin Wheeler; Tamara Goettel Miller. Front row: LeAnn Courrier Volsen; Lois Schmidt Gillespie; Terry Miller.
  • Rev. Herman Bunse and wife Henrietta (69 KB)
    Henrietta is a sister to Gottlieb Goettel Jr.
  • Jim Franklin with Grandmother Lillian Franklin (78 KB)
    A. James (Jim) Franklin with his grandmother Lillian (Nichols) Franklin, wife of Dr. A. James Franklin of Blue Earth, Minnesota and mother of Floyd, Hazel, and Hope Franklin.
  • Ferdinand Schmidt's Gravestone (60 KB)
    Ferdinand and his wife Margaret (Trecartin) Schmidt are buried in Riverside Cemetery, Ladysmith, Wisconsin. Their son George is buried next to them. Ferdinand was a brother to Anna (Schmidt) Goettel. Picture provided by Steve Goettel.
  • Amelia (Gartzke) Hacklander (81 KB)
    Amelia Ottilie Gartzke married Albert Hacklander. Their daughter Esther married Dan Goettel, son of Gottlieb and Anna (Schmidt) Goettel.
  • Anna (Schmidt) Goettel's handmade tablecloth (90 KB)
    Displayed tablecloth made by Anna (Schmidt) Goettel at the Wakefield House Museum in Blue Earth, Minnesota donated by her daughter Esther Doescher, who lived and managed the Wakefield House for a number of years.
  • Mary Francis Goettel in Ackley, Iowa (101 KB)
    This picture is of Mary Goettel, age 5 years, probably taken around 1930 or 1940. She is a granddaughter of Herman and Mary Goettel, and daughter of Karl and Cleva Goettel. The photo was taken by the Frantz Studio in Ackley, Iowa.
  • Ruth Roggensack (36 KB)
    Ruth Roggensack
  • Postcard written by Laura (Goettel) Hacklander (114 KB)
    It says, Ma, Aunt Ellen, Manda and Aunt Diestler where out here yesterday. It rained last eve. Will is ??? his birthday today. All well. Fondly, Laura
  • Mary Goettel at Douglas Lodge, Itaska Park, MN (66 KB)
    This picture was found in Clara Goettel Sydow's "memory trunk". The picture was taken in 1931 and it has the markings of Frantz Studio of Ackley, Iowa. Mary Roegner Goettel is the wife of Herman Goettel. Herman was a brother to Gottlieb Goettel Jr. (Herman is called William Herman also)
  • "1950's" Goettel Family Reunion (60 KB)
    Goettel Siblings and Their Spouses
  • World War II Flag (84 KB)
    This flag hung in the window of Floyd and Minna Franklin's house when their sons, Jim and Fritz were overseas. The amount of stars on flags in windows represented how many of their children were fighting the war.
  • Schmidt Brothers - Sons of Carl F. G. Schmidt (107 KB)
    Diane Kahl provided this picture from her grandmother's trunk. They are several of Anna (Schmidt) Goettel's brothers. Bottom right: Rev. Frederick Schmidt; Top right: Ferdinand Schmidt. Bottom left: Rev. August Schmidt; Top left Rev. Gustave Schmidt. Rev. Gustave and his wife were killed in Minnesota's worst tornado while presiding at a wedding near St. Cloud, Minnesota. Confirmation of identities made by Roger Schmidt.
  • The Roggensack Family (70 KB)
    Kenny, Al, Carroll, Nettie, Lutie, Vietta, Dorothy and Myrtle Roggensack.
  • Floyd, Hazel and Hope Franklin (94 KB)
    Floyd, Hazel and Hope were children of Dr. Albert James and Lillian (Nichols) Franklin. Floyd was my grandfather. He married Minna (Goettel), daughter of Gottlieb and Anna (Schmidt) Goettel.
  • MYSTERY - Schmidt Couple (80 KB)
    From the archives of Clara (Goettel) Sydow, this jpeg was provided by Diane Kahl.
  • Ernest Franklin (107 KB)
    Ernest was the grandson of of James and Elizabeth (Outhoudt); son of Frederick James and Jane Aurelia (Burgess). Ernest's siblings were: Albert, Arthur, Alton, Effie, and Myrtle. His brother Albert James was my great grandfather.
  • Esther (Goettel) Doescher Graduation Picture (42 KB)
    Esther Goettel, daughter of Gottlieb and Anna (Schmidt) Goettel attended college at Naperville, Illinois and I presume this is that graduation and not a high school graduation picture.
  • John M. Franklin, 1822 to 1880 (101 KB)
    John Franklin, son of James and Elizabeth (Outhoudt) Franklin. John and Frederick James were brothers. Frederick James Franklin is my great great grandfather and father of Dr. A. James Franklin. John is buried in Blue Earth, Minnesota. For many years John farmed 2 miles southwest of Blue Earth, Minnesota. He died of pneumonia.
  • German B. Franklin (104 KB)
    German was the son of John and Ann (Amadon) Franklin. German was married to Sarah Drake. He served as Auditor for Jackson and Faribault Counties. He was a partner in the firm of McArthur, Hill and Franklin, a farm implement dealer, farmer and was in the furniture business. I have seen his name spelled Germain as well as German.
  • Laura (Franklin) Peterson (134 KB)
    Laura Franklin was the daughter of German and Sarah (Drake) Franklin, granddaughter of John and Ann (Amadon)Franklin. Frederick and John were brothers .... Frederick was the father of Dr. A. James Franklin. The pictures of Laura, German and John were found at the Wakefield House in Blue Earth, Minnesota.
  • Jane Aureila, John Daniel, and Harvey Burgess (98 KB)
    Jane Aureila Burgess was married to Frederick Franklin. They are the parents of Dr. Albert James, Arthur Davidson, Alton, Effie, Myrtie Jane and Ernest Franklin. John and Harvey Burgess are Jane's brothers. Frederick and Jane Franklin are my great great grandparents. Jane and Frederick are buried in Vernona Township, Faribault County, Minnesota.
  • Jim Franklin son of Floyd and Minna Franklin (61 KB)
    A young Jim Franklin, grandson of Gottlieb and Anna (Schmidt) Goettel and son of Minna (Goettel) and Floyd Franklin.
  • Jim and Fritz Franklin (50 KB)
    Jim and Fritz Franklin as young boys. They are the grandchildren of Gottlieb and Anna (Schmidt) Goettel and sons of Floyd and Minna (Goettel) Franklin.
  • Esther (Goettel) Doescher and her brother-in-laws (49 KB)
    From L to R: Esther (Goettel) Doescher, Will Hacklander, Floyd Franklin, Fred Gust, Christian Sydow, and Lutie Roggensack. (Floyd marries Minna Goettel; Christian's second marriage to Clara Goettel; Lutie marries Anetta Goettel)
  • The Nichols Family (81 KB)
    This was likely taken in 1915 or 1916 in Blue Earth, Minnesota. Four of the Nichols' sisters were present: Ret, Lot, Kit and Lillian. Floyd and Hope are children of Lillian. Minna is Floyd's wife and Jim is their son. So that means, Jim was my father, Floyd and Minna my grandparents, Lillian my great-grandmother. The rest were my great aunt and great great aunts and great great uncle.
  • Gottlieb Goettel Jr's Death Certificate (92 KB)
    Gottlieb Goettel Jr. died in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois in a hospital where he had gone for medical attention regarding a heart valve condition.
  • Jane Armstrong and Esther Doescher (43 KB)
    This photo was taken in 1950. Jane is Esther's daughter.
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    This picture was taken at Floyd and Minna Franklin's farm in July, 1945. Dad was not in the picture, so I presume he was overseas. Uncle Aaron Goettel was very very special and my mother (Dottie) adored him!
  • Esther Goettel and the Ostrich (135 KB)
    MYSTERY - where was this photo taken and who are the two people in the photo with Esther Goettel Doescher
  • 1884 Minnesota Conference Group Photo (491 KB)
    Included in this photo are Frederick Carl Schmidt (Second row up from the bottom), Gustave, directly above F. C., and Auguste Schmidt is pictured top row, third in from the right. Auguste was an elder with the conference. Please note C. W. Sydow and H. Bunse are also included in this photo provided by Roger Schmidt.
  • Hacklander Family with Floyd and Minna Franklin (117 KB)
    This must have been a Sunday dinner get together and was taken in July, 1945. Those present: Ada and Carrol, Betty K., Aaron, Minna, Nancy, Duane, Dottie, Darrel, Gail, Floyd, Waldo, Eugene and Lila took the picture.
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    This store is northwest of the Goettel Farm and this picture is on a post card which was written by Mrs. A. C. Doehler to my grandmother, Minna Goettel and posted to Blue Earth, Minnesota. You will see from the Plat Map that the Doehler's had land near the Goettel's also. Per Steve Goettel the Doehler's had a saw mill, grist mill as well as this general store.
  • Lois (Schmidt) Gillespie (113 KB)
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  • Dan and Nettie Goettel (87 KB)
    Dan Goettel and his sister, Nettie (Anetta Goettel)Roggensack provided by Deb Goettel Kiley, granddaughter of Dan Goettel.
  • Herbert and Ethel (Trecartin) Schmidt (96 KB)
    June 26, 1907 wedding of Herbert H. Schmidt and Ethel Cora Trecartin in Lady Smith, Wisconsin. They are the parents of Lois (Schmidt) Gillespie. Herbert is the grandson of Ferdinand and Margaret (Diebold) Schmidt. Ferdinand and my great grandmother Anna (Schmidt) Goettel were brother and sister.
  • Waldo Hacklander holding baby, Jim Franklin (74 KB)
    Dad, (Jim Franklin) was born in 1914. His cousin Waldo Hacklander is holding him. Waldo was the son of Laura (Goettel) and Will Hacklander, and Jim the son of Minna (Goettel) and Floyd Franklin.
  • Thomas Lord Trecartin (47 KB)
    The Great Grand Uncle of Lois (Schmidt) Gillespie, married to Elizabeth Jane Peters. He was born June 19, 1838 and died December 31, 1925.
  • Floyd Goettel, son of Aaron and Gustie Goettel (174 KB)
    This obituary was provided at Floyd's memorial service held in Blue Earth, Minnesota on April 21, 2001.
  • Molly Roggensack with baby, Sharon Franklin (67 KB)
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    Hamline University, located in St. Paul, Minnesota. My grandfather Floyd was a member of the Beta Kappa fraternity. He is in the first row, second from the right.
  • Dr. A. James Franklin (78 KB)
    Dr. Albert James Franklin was married to Lillian Nichols. They were the parents of Floyd Franklin, and grandparents of Jim and Fritz Franklin. They are my great grandparents. Dr. Franklin and Lillian are buried in Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth, Faribault County, Minnesota.
  • Jane Doescher daug. of Esther (Goettel) Doescher (65 KB)
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  • Frederick and Charlotte (Goettel) Marten Family (88 KB)
    This photo provided by Diane Kahl. Back row: (L - R) Lydia (Puls); Emma (Schild); John, Sarah (Kratz; Johanna (Braun) Front Row: (L - R) Frederick; Edward; William; Charlotte.
  • Art and Ethel Sahr (22 KB)
    Art is the son of Carl August Herman and Bertha (Wegner) Sahr. His wife Ethel is the daughter of Christian and Clara (Goettel) Sydow.
  • Carl and Rhoda Schmidt (145 KB)
    These are two children of Rev. Frederick and Ellen (Hacklander) Schmidt. Carl would become a very famous painter of western art.
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    Viola was the daughter of Rev. Christian Sydow and Clara (Goettel) Sydow.
  • The Hacklander Family and Their Spouses (198 KB)
    A great photo of the Hacklander, Gruber, Goettel, King and Neumans.
  • Lutie and Nettie Roggensack and Family (75 KB)
    Nettie (Goettel) Roggensack was a daughter of Gottlieb and Anna (Schmidt) Goettel. Back Row and from Left to Right: Kenneth, Lutie and Nettie, Myrtle, Vietta, Carroll, Dorothy and Albert.
  • Carrol and Ada (Osmundson) Hacklander (60 KB)
    Carrol was the son of Will and Laura (Goettel) Hacklander. Ada grew up in Pilot Grove. They farmed near Blue Earth on County Road 8, I believe. Their farm house was next to the Blue Earth River, where their ashes were scattered.
  • Ferdinand Schmidt Family and Old Car (103 KB)
    I'm not sure when this photo was taken. I presume it was taken at or near their home.
  • Nettie Roggensack, Esther Doescher, Minna Franklin (126 KB)
    This was the last Goettel Reunion where these three Goettel sisters attended. Nettie is standing, Esther is on the left and Minna is on the right. This was likely taken in 1968.
  • Fritz Franklin, son of Floyd and Minna Franklin (82 KB)
    This photo was taken during World War II.
  • Jim Franklin in Burma during World War II (62 KB)
    Pictured with him are Schaaf, Hershly, Curry, Adams and Turrel. Looks like they are having a game of cards. They were there to build the Burma Road! Jim is at bottom right.
  • William David and Emma (Oelke) Fenske (130 KB)
    William D. Fenske, his wife Emma (Oelke) and their children: Marvin, Minnie, Gustav, Harry, Elsie. The Wises, Oelkes, Burgesses, and Franklins moved together from New York to Wisconsin and then to Blue Earth, Minnesota. Corinne, daughter of Marvin Fenske, married Dale Wise. Dale is related through the Franklin line.
 

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