A Special Blend of Irish, German, bohemian, Dutch, Danish and Mystery
Descendants of Heinrich Westendorf
Being researched by Cathy Joynt Labath & Jo Banks
Generation No. 1
1. HEINRICH1 WESTENDORF He married GERTRUD SANDKER.
Notes for HEINRICH WESTENDORF:
The highest hill (Windberg, just north outside >Soegel town) is 239.5 feet above sea level. There are woody geest ridges (geest is the high and dry land of the North German coastal region), sand and dune regions, wide marshy meadow valleys and upland moors, so rather unsuited for agriculture Eisten is at 7 km (4.3 miles) south of Soegel. In 1823 there were 23 households at Eisten, 133 inhabitants.
Heinrich & Gertrude married elsewhere other than Eisten, possibly Ostenwalde or Wertle.
Heinrich prob. had a brother, Herman, who was a teacher at Ostenwalde, and a sister, Anna Margaretha.
By the way, I looked Westendorf up in the Status Animarum 1749, which is a transcription of a church census. It mentions a Henric. Westendorff, catholic, age 20, who was a Knecht (farm hand) in the village of Spahn, just north of Sögel. He was working for Lucas Frese and his wife Columbina.
The only other Westendorf was Henricus Westendorpff (age 50, owned his own farm) from Ostenwalde, which is just to the east of Sögel. Henricus had a wife Elisabetha (40) and two children Joes Henricus 6 and Theodorus 3.
Sögel is a stone's throw from Teglingen (near Meppen) where my Otten relatives originated and from Dörpen, where my Frerkes relatives originated. Both settled in Davenport on Sturdevant St.
More About HEINRICH WESTENDORF:
Occupation: 1819, School Teacher/Eisten, Germany (Source: St. Jakobus Church Records, Soegel, Germany.)
Children of HEINRICH WESTENDORF and GERTRUD SANDKER are:
i. ANNA MARIA2 WESTENDORF, b. 1803, Eisten, Hanover, Germany (Source: St. Jakobus Church Records, Soegel, Germany.).
More About ANNA MARIA WESTENDORF:
Baptism: 1803, St. Jakobus Church/Eisten, Germany (Source: St. Jakobus Church Records, Soegel, Germany, Sponsors:Anna Margaretha WestendorffJohann Hermann Sandker.)
ii. JOHANN WESTENDORF, b. Abt. Dec 19, 1809, Eisten, Hanover, Germany (Source: St. Jakobus Church Records, Soegel, Germany.); d. Sep 18, 1831, Eisten, Hanover, Germany (Source: St. Jakobus Church Records, Soegel, Germany.).
More About JOHANN WESTENDORF:
Baptism: Dec 19, 1809, St. Jakobus Church/Eisten, Germany (Source: St. Jakobus Church Records, Soegel, Germany, Sponsors:Johann SandkerGesina Brinkers.)
iii. MARIA ELISABETH WESTENDORF, b. Abt. Oct 17, 1812, Eisten, Hanover, Germany (Source: St. Jakobus Church Records, Soegel, Germany.).
More About MARIA ELISABETH WESTENDORF:
Baptism: Oct 17, 1812, St. Jakobus Church/ Eisten, Germany (Source: St. Jakobus Church Records, Soegel, Germany, Sponsors:Maria Margaret SandkerGerardus Henricus Hinrickes.)
iv. HERMANN ANTON WESTENDORF, b. Apr 22, 1815, Eisten, Hanover, Germany (Source: St. Jakobus Church Records, Soegel, Germany.).
More About HERMANN ANTON WESTENDORF:
Baptism: Apr 23, 1815, St Jakobus Church/ Soegel, Germany (Source: St. Jakobus Church Records, Soegel, Germany, sponsors:Wessendorf, Herman, schoolteacher at OstenwaldeSandker, Anna Gesina, tenant housewife at Eisten.)
2. v. ULRICH WESTENDORF, b. Feb 10, 1819, Soegel,Hanover,Germany; d. Mar 25, 1893, Davenport, Scott, Iowa.
Generation No. 2
2. ULRICH2 WESTENDORF (HEINRICH1) was born Feb 10, 1819 in Soegel,Hanover,Germany (Source: (1) Archives at Osnabruek, Germany, re: Barbara Salibi., (2) St. Jakobus Church Records, Soegel, Germany, Sponsors Christian Bunning and Brigitte Baalmann.), and died Mar 25, 1893 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa (Source: WEST-3). He married FREDEREKA LAMPING Aug 3, 1852 in St. Louis, Missouri (Source: St. Louis City Hall, Vol 5 pg 560.), daughter of FRANZ LAMPING and MARIA KELLER. She was born Feb 20, 1833 in Dinklage,Oldenburg Germany (Source: Archives at Vechta, Germany.), and died Abt. 1873.
Notes for ULRICH WESTENDORF:
On Saturday evening at 4:30 o'clock occurred the death of Mr. Ulrich Westendorf, at his home No. 1633 Prairie Street, at the age of 74 years, 1 month and 5 days after an illness of about four weeks duration. Mr. Westendorf was well known in the city, having resided here since 1854. He was born at Soegel, Province of Hannover, Germany, and came to this country about fifty years ago. Five children, Henry, August, Ben, Mrs. Gertrude Hiebing, and Francis, besides Mrs. Kate Westendorf, wife of Frank, who died about two months ago, are left to mourn his loss. The funeral services will be held at St. Joseph's Church on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock and the interment will be at St. Mary's cemetery.
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Sent: Monday, April 09, 2001 11:33 AM
Subject: Ulrich Westendorf
: Jo and Cathy,
: I believe you both have Ulrich Westendorf as an ancestor. I had earlier put: his name on my research list of Emslanders who settled in, or passed through, : MO & IL. : On Friday I returned from a 2-week trip to Germany where I spent some time : doing research in the archives in Osnabrueck and came across Ulrich's : birth/baptism entry in Soegel:
: Ulrich Westendorf born Feb 10, 1819, bapt in Soegel, son of Heinrich : Westendorf and Gertrud Sandken.: Thought you might like to have it.
: Barbara Salibi
Petition for Letters of Administration
State of Iowa Scott County
In the matter of the estate of Ulrich Westendorf deceased.
To said Court:
Your petitioner respectfully shows: That Ulrich Westendorf whose residence was at 1633 Prairie Street in the City of Davenport in said County of Scott, died at said residence on or about the 25th day of March, A.D. 1893, that at the time of his death he was an inhabitant of the County of Scott, that the said deceased was born at Soegel, Province of Hanover, Germany on or about the 20th day of February, A.D. 1819, that he left no will, so far as your petitioner has heard or been able to discover; and that diligent search has been made therefore: that he left personal property of the value of not more than fifty (50) dollars, that his heirs at law were his children August Westendorf the petitioner Henry Westendorf Benjamin Westendorf Gertrude Hiebing and Francis Westendorf his children and his grandchildren Lilly Westendorf Josie Westendorf and Maggie Westendorf children of said son Frank Westendorf and also several .....
Your petitioner further shows that all the goods, chattels, and credits of said deceased do not exceed in value the sum of Fifty Dollars, and your petitioner prays that Letters of Administration may be granted by this Court to him August Westendorf whose residence is at 1546?????and who is a suitable person to administer said trust and his brothers and sisters aforesaid divise him to do so.
Dated April 1st 1895
signed August Westendorf
State of Iowa Scott County
On this 1st day of April 1895 personally appeared August Westendorf the above-named petitioner, and being duly sworn, made oath that the matters set forth in the above petition are true.
signed August Westendorf
Subscribed and sworn before me and in my person by said Aug Westendorf this 1st day of April 1893
signed L M Fisher, notary public of Scott County Iowa
1 kitchen stove
1 woolen carpet
1 center table
1 kitchen cubord
4 potato bowls
1 supe bowl
24 frute jars
1 Kraut knife
1 tea pot
1 Brass Jelly Kettle
1 Wash Ringer
2 Window Shades
6 Knives and Forks
6 tea spoons
1 kitchen table
More About ULRICH WESTENDORF:
Baptism: Feb 10, 1819, St Jakobus Church/Soegel, Germany (Source: St. Jakobus Church Records, Soegel, Germany.)
Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery, Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Notes for FREDEREKA LAMPING:
More About FREDEREKA LAMPING:
Emigration: 1849, Ship Leila, Bremen to Baltimore arrived on Jan 24 1850
Children of ULRICH WESTENDORF and FREDEREKA LAMPING are:
i. THERESA3 WESTENDORF, b. 1854, Missouri (Source: 1870 Census-Scott County, 11.).
ii. HENRY WESTENDORF, b. Sep 1855, Iowa; m. SOPHIE LAUFKETTER, Jul 28, 1885, St. Louis, Missouri; b. Jan 8, 1861, St. Louis, Missouri (Source: 1900 IA soundex.); d. Feb 17, 1929, Davenport, Iowa.
Notes for HENRY WESTENDORF:
According to 1850 census he was working at brick plant at age 15.
Listed as F Henry Westendorf living in Scott County, Davenport Twp, Davenport, 1534 South St. with Wife Sophie.
More About HENRY WESTENDORF:
Burial: St Louis,MO
Notes for SOPHIE LAUFKETTER:
From the Davenport Democrat and Leader 18 Feb 1929
Mrs. Sophie Westendorf, 1528 West Twelfth St. died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday at the family home after a lingering illness.
Mrs. Westendorf was born in St. Louis, Jan. 8, 1861 and was married there to Henry Westendorf July 28, 1885. The couple came to Davenport 14 years ago and have since resided here. She was a member of St. Joseph's church.
Surviving besides the widower are one sister, Mrs. Pauline Woesthous, East St. Louis, Mo., and one brother, Fred Laufketter, Little Rock, Arkansas.
The body was removed to the Fred N Ruhl funeral home and returned to the home this afternoon from where the funeral will be held at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday with services at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's Church. Following the services the body will be sent to St. Louis Tuesday night where interment will be held Thursday. The Rev. George Giglinger will recite the Rosary at the home at 8 o'clock this evening.
iii. GERTRUDE WESTENDORF, b. 1858; d. Bet. 1860 - 1870, early age.
Notes for GERTRUDE WESTENDORF:
Not on 1870 census
3. iv. AUGUST CLEMENCE WESTENDORF, b. Oct 20, 1859, Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa; d. May 11, 1936, Buffalo,Scott Co.,Iowa.
4. v. FRANK WESTENDORF, b. Feb 22, 1862, Davenport,Scott, Iowa; d. Feb 5, 1893, Davenport,Scott, Iowa.
vi. GERTRUDE WESTENDORF, b. 1864; m. JOHN A. HIEBING.
5. vii. BERNARD ANTHONY WESTENDORF, b. Apr 21, 1866, Davenport, Iowa.
viii. GEORGE WILLIAM WESTENDORF, b. Jul 7, 1868.
ix. CATHERINE FRANCES WESTENDORF, b. Nov 6, 1869; m. ANTHONY VOSS.
x. FRANCIS JOSEPH WESTENDORF, b. Oct 21, 1871; d. Early age; m. <UNNAMED>.
Generation No. 3
3. AUGUST CLEMENCE3 WESTENDORF (ULRICH2, HEINRICH1) was born Oct 20, 1859 in Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa, and died May 11, 1936 in Buffalo,Scott Co.,Iowa (Source: WEST-2). He married AGNES MARGARET JOSEPHINE "JOSEPHINE" RABELING Sep 25, 1888 in Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa (St. Joseph's), daughter of JOHN RABELING and ANNA SAND. She was born Oct 20, 1867 in Davenport,Scott Co. Iowa, and died Jun 25, 1936 in Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa (Source: WEST-2).
Notes for AUGUST CLEMENCE WESTENDORF:
Died of Pernicious Anemia. Funeral home:Halligan.
August Westendorf, Former Local Man, is Dead at Buffalo
August C. Westendorf, 76, a former general manager of the Davenport Brick and Tile Co. for 40 years, and vice president and director of the Buffalo Savings Bank, died at 9 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Petersen, in Buffalo, following and extended illness.
Mr. Westendorf was born Oct. 20, 1859, in Davenport, received his education in the local schools and was married to Miss Josephine Rabeling Sept. 25, 1888, in St. Joseph's church, Davenport, by the late Rt. Rev. Msgr. Anton Nierman. He retired from active business 11 years ago.
Surviving are the widow; six daughters, Mrs. F.S. Collins, Mrs. Bertram Oschner, Mrs. James B. Bowen and Mrs. Frank Werthman, all of Davenport, and Mrs. Elmer Porstman and Mrs. William Petersen, both of Buffalo; two sons, Eugene and Everett, both of Davenport; two brothers, Henry of St. Louis, Mo., and Ben of Davenport; and one sister, Mrs. Francis Voss of St. Louis and 14 grandchildren.
The body was removed to the Halligan Funeral Home, Davenport, and will be returned to the home in Buffalo at 11 a.m. Tuesday, where the funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to St. Peter's Church at 10. Burial will be in the Holy Family cemetery, Davenport.
More About AUGUST CLEMENCE WESTENDORF:
Occupation: Manager of Davenport Brick and Tile
Notes for AGNES MARGARET JOSEPHINE "JOSEPHINE" RABELING:
Died of Cerebral Hemmorhage and hypertension. Funeral home: Halligan
Buried in Holy Family Cemetary on June 27,1936.
Obit 25 June 1936
Mrs. Josephine Westendorf, a life resident of Davenport and Buffalo, resising at the home of her son, Everett Westendorf, 2145 West Eighteenth Street, died at Mercy hospital at 11:40 a.m. today from a stroke suffered Monday. She was 68 years of age.
She was born in Davenport Oct. 20, 1867, and was married to August C. Westendorf Sept. 25, 1888. Her husband, who prededed her in death, May 11, was formerly general manager of the Davenport Brick ad Tile Co. at Buffalo, a position he held for 40 years.
Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. F.S. Collins, Mrs. Bertram Oschner, Mrs. James B. Brown (Bowen), Mrs. Frank Werthman, all of Davenport; Mrs. Elmer Portsman, and Mrs. William Petersen, both of Buffalo, Ia.; and two sons, Eugene and Everett Westendorf, both of Davenport. Fourteen grandchildren are also surviving.
The body was removed to the Halligan home for funerals and will be returned to the home of her son, Everett, 2145 West Eighteenth street at 11 a.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held at her son's home at 8:30 a.m Saturday and at St. Joseph's church at 9 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Family Cemetery.
Children of AUGUST WESTENDORF and AGNES RABELING are:
6. i. GERTRUDE CECELIA CRESENTIA ANGELINE4 WESTENDORF, b. Jul 7, 1889; d. Sep 3, 1952.
7. ii. MARIA ROSALIA JOSEPHINE "MAY" WESTENDORF, b. Jun 24, 1892; d. May 7, 1968.
8. iii. CELESTA LEONA WESTENDORF, b. Dec 3, 1894, Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa; d. Aug 14, 1970, Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa.
9. iv. EUGENE LEANDER WESTENDORF, b. Feb 23, 1898.
v. ESTHER OLIVIA MARIE WESTENDORF, b. Jul 31, 1900; m. BERTRAM OCHSNER.
vi. OLIVIA GRACE IRENE WESTENDORF, b. Jun 10, 1903; m. JAMES B. BOWEN, Sep 21, 1933, Buffalo, Iowa; b. Abt. 1907, Timewell, Illinois.
Notes for JAMES B. BOWEN:
From the Daily Dispatch, Moline, Illinois, Dec 23, 1985:
James R. Bowen, 78, of 1632 Eastmere Court, Davenport, died Sunday at home.
Services will be Thrusday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Davenport. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Davenport.
Visitation is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Halligan-McCabe Funeral Home, Davenport. A rosary will be recited at 7:30. Memorial may be made to Sacred Heart.
Mr. Bowen was born in Timewell, Ill. He married Olive G. Westendorf.
He retired as chairman of the board of First Trust and Savings Bank, Wheatland, Iowa.
He was a member of the American Legion, Dixon, Iowa, and was a World War II Army Veteran.
Among survivors are the widow and brothers, William, Tiburon, Calif., and Robert, Mission Viejo, California.
10. vii. EVERETT AARON WESTENDORF, b. Sep 13, 1905; d. Aug 10, 1967.
11. viii. VALERIA CLARA WESTENDORF, b. Dec 19, 1910; d. Jul 12, 1966.
4. FRANK3 WESTENDORF (ULRICH2, HEINRICH1) was born Feb 22, 1862 in Davenport,Scott, Iowa, and died Feb 5, 1893 in Davenport,Scott, Iowa. He married MARY KATHERINE OTTEN Apr 28, 1885 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, daughter of JOHANNES OTTEN and ANNA BEKEL. She was born Mar 1864 in Taos, Cole, Missouri, and died Nov 15, 1956 in Davenport,Scott, Iowa.
More About FRANK WESTENDORF:
Occupation: Machine Operator at Locomotive Works
More About MARY KATHERINE OTTEN:
Burial: Holy Family Cemetery, Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Children of FRANK WESTENDORF and MARY OTTEN are:
12. i. TILLIE4 WESTENDORF, b. Mar 1886.
ii. JOSEPH H WESTENDORF, b. Mar 1888.
iii. MARGARET WESTENDORF, b. May 1890.
5. BERNARD ANTHONY3 WESTENDORF (ULRICH2, HEINRICH1) was born Apr 21, 1866 in Davenport, Iowa (Source: St Joseph's Church Records.). He married MARY KAISER. She was born May 1873 in Iowa (Source: 1900 IA soundex.).
Notes for BERNARD ANTHONY WESTENDORF:
1900 IA soundex:
Living in Scott County, Davenport Twp, Davenport at 1630 Union St.
More About BERNARD ANTHONY WESTENDORF:
Baptism: Apr 22, 1866, St. Joseph's Catholic Church (Source: St. Joseph's Baptismal Register, Henry Rohe and Christina Henrichs sponsors.)
Children of BERNARD WESTENDORF and MARY KAISER are:
i. LEONARD4 WESTENDORF, b. Jan 1895 (Source: 1900 IA soundex.).
ii. HELEN WESTENDORF, b. Sep 1896; d. 1979.
iii. MARIE WESTENDORF, b. May 1899 (Source: 1900 IA soundex.); d. 1988.
iv. GEORGE WESTENDORF.
v. BERNADINE WESTENDORF, b. Aug 25, 1909, Davenport, Iowa; d. Sep 8, 1998, Davenport, Iowa.
Notes for BERNADINE WESTENDORF:
From the Quad-City Times; Tues. Aug. 11, 1998
Services for Bernadine C. Westendorf, 92, of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Davenport.
Visitation is 3-5 p.m. today with a rosary recited at 4 p.m. at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. Additional visitation is 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Miss Westendorf died Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, at her home.
She was employed as a secretary at Voss Washer Co., Davenport. She retired in 1958.
She was born Aug. 25, 1905, in Davenport, to Bernard and Mary (Kaiser) Westendorf.
She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society of the church.
Memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church.
There are no immediate survivors.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Marie Westendorf, in 1988, and Helen Westendorf, in 1979, and brothers, George and Leo Westendorf.
Generation No. 4
6. GERTRUDE CECELIA CRESENTIA ANGELINE4 WESTENDORF (AUGUST CLEMENCE3, ULRICH2, HEINRICH1) was born Jul 7, 1889, and died Sep 3, 1952. She married FRANCIS COLLINS Sep 25, 1952. He was born Oct 8, 1888, and died Apr 15, 1954.
Notes for GERTRUDE CECELIA CRESENTIA ANGELINE WESTENDORF:
Sept 3, 1952 Davenport, Iowa Daily Times
Mrs. Francis S. Collins, 63, of 603 West Fifteenth Street, Davenport, a lifelong resident of this vicinity, died at 2:25 a.m. today in Mercy Hospital after an extended illness.
The former Gertrude Westendorf was born in Davenport, July 7, 1889, and was married to Mr. Collins in Buffalo, Sept. 25, 1917. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary society of St. Anthony's church.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Robert F. Collins, Denver; a daughter, Phyllis G. Collins, Davenport; two grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene and Everett Westendorf, both of Davenport, and five sisters, Mrs. James Bowen, Mrs. Bertrand Oschner, Mrs. Celesta Petersen and Mrs. Valeria Werthmann, all of Davenport, and Mrs. Elmer Porstman, Montpelier.
The body was moved to Halligan funeral home, where services will be held at 8:45 a.m., Friday. A reuqiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. in St. Anthony's church. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery. The rosary will be recited in the funeral home at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Children of GERTRUDE WESTENDORF and FRANCIS COLLINS are:
i. ROBERT FRANCIS5 COLLINS, b. Aug 18, 1922.
ii. PHYLLIS GERTRUDE COLLINS, b. Jan 9, 1932.
7. MARIA ROSALIA JOSEPHINE "MAY"4 WESTENDORF (AUGUST CLEMENCE3, ULRICH2, HEINRICH1) was born Jun 24, 1892, and died May 7, 1968. She married ELMER PORSTMAN Jun 29, 1921. He was born Dec 16, 1891.
Children of MARIA WESTENDORF and ELMER PORSTMAN are:
i. THEODORE EVERETT5 PORSTMAN, b. Sep 20, 1922.
ii. RICHARD JAMES PORSTMAN, b. Dec 14, 1929; d. Dec 22, 2000.
iii. PATRICIA MARIE PORSTMAN, b. Dec 2, 1930.
iv. BARBARA LEE PORSTMAN, b. May 28, 1933.
v. JACQUELINE ANN, b. May 27, 1934.
8. CELESTA LEONA4 WESTENDORF (AUGUST CLEMENCE3, ULRICH2, HEINRICH1) was born Dec 3, 1894 in Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa, and died Aug 14, 1970 in Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa. She married WILLIAM PETERSEN Jan 5, 1921 in Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa, son of JAMES PETERSEN and JULIA BUERGEL. He was born Aug 13, 1895 in Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa, and died Mar 27, 1939 in Buffalo,Scott Co.,Iowa (Source: PE-1).
Notes for CELESTA LEONA WESTENDORF:
Died at Mercy Hospital. Cause of death listed as cerebral thrombosis,cerebral arteriosclerosis,artiosclerotic heart disease.
More About CELESTA LEONA WESTENDORF:
Notes for WILLIAM PETERSEN:
No birth record found in Scott Co. for Petersen boy born in Aug 1895.
1920 Soundex had him enumerated with Adolph Murer and living on Front Street in Buffalo. Murer is the one he later bought a bakery from. He later turned the bakery into a tavern when bakery business fell off because Wonder came into Davenport.
Wednesday, March 28, 1939:
Funeral services for William Petersen, 43, owner of a tavern in Buffalo, who died at Mercy Hospital Monday will be held from the famly home at 9:30 a.m. Thursday thence to St. Peter's church in Buffalo at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Petersen was born in Davenport, Aug. 13, 1895 and formerly operated a bakery in Buffalo. He married Celesta Westendorf in St. Peter's church, Jan. 5, 1921. He was a World War veteran enlisting Dec. 10, 1917 in quartermaster corps and served at Camp Dodge, Ia. and Camp Wheeler, Ga. He was discharged as sergeant Jan. 6, 1919. He was a member of Walcott post No. 548 of the American Legion.
Surviving besides the widow are two sons, Harold and William R. at home; three daughters, Maryjo, Esther and Suzanne, all at home, his mother, Mrs. Julia Geason, Davenport and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Risley, Rock Island and Mrs. Mildred Goeke, Chicago.
More About WILLIAM PETERSEN:
Occupation: Tavern owner
Children of CELESTA WESTENDORF and WILLIAM PETERSEN are:
i. HAROLD5 PETERSEN, b. 1922.
ii. MARY JO PETERSEN, b. Nov 1, 1923; m. JOSEPH FRANCIS STOLMEIER, Oct 1, 1945; b. Oct 7, 1921.
iii. ESTHER PETERSEN, b. May 24, 1925; m. JOHN BAILEY, Aug 1946, Davenport, Iowa; b. Abt. 1921, Washington, Iowa; d. Apr 21, 1983, Long Grove,Scott Co.,Iowa.
Notes for JOHN BAILEY:
From the Daily Dispatch, Moline, Illinois, Friday, April 22, 1983:
John P. Bailey, 61, of RR 2, Long Gorve, Iowa, died at his home Thursday.
Serivices will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Long Grove. Burial will be in St. Anne's Cemetery.
Visitation is 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Halligan-McCabe Funeral Home, Davenport., where a rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the church, of which he was a member.
Mr. Bailey was born in Washington, Iowa. He married Esther Petersen in August 1946 in Davenport.
He was employed at Alcoa Works, Riverdale, retiring after 32 years.
He was a member of the Izaak Walton League.
Survivors include his widow; six daughters, Mrs. Shirley Collins, East Moline, Mrs. Annmarie Sabel, Keokuk, Iowa, Mrs. Bridget DeLap, Peoria Heights, Mrs. Carol Arpy, allerton, Iowa, Mrs. Rught Roesler, Rolla, Mo., and Miss Monica Bailey, t home; five sons, Thomas, Arcadia, Fla., Paul and James, both of Davenport, Neil, Long Grove, and Donald, Iowa City; 16 grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Martina Bailey, Davenport; four sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Malec, Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Mary Panther, Davenport, Mrs. Helen Gladden,Lexington, Ky., and Sister Mary Joan Bailey C.H.M., Des Moines, iowa, and two brothers, Patrick and Joseph, both of Davenport.
iv. SUZANNE MARGARET PETERSEN, b. Apr 16, 1930, Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa; m. JOHN HENRY LABATH, Jun 25, 1949, Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa; b. Oct 7, 1925, Davenport,Scott Co.,Iowa.
v. WILLIAM R. PETERSEN.
9. EUGENE LEANDER4 WESTENDORF (AUGUST CLEMENCE3, ULRICH2, HEINRICH1) was born Feb 23, 1898. He married MARGARITHA WILHELMINA GOERING Jul 22, 1925 in Davenport, Iowa (Source: Marriage Register-St. Joseph's Church, Witnesses: Everett and Esther WestendorfOfficiated by: A.H. Shcoennigh.), daughter of JOHN GOERING and IDA MAYHAUS.
Notes for MARGARITHA WILHELMINA GOERING:
Quad-City Times Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1985
Services for Marjorie W. Westendorf, 84, of 2103 Washington Street, Davenport, will be Friday, 12:15 p.m. at Runge Chapel, and 1 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial will be in Blue Grass Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday, when a prayer service will be conducted at 7 p.m.
Mrs. Westendorf died Tuesday at Americana Healthcare Center, Davenport.
She retired in 1967 as a bookkeeper at the Mississippi Valley Milk Producers Association, Davenport, where she had been employed 27 years.
Marjorie Goering married Eugene Westendorf in 1925 in Davenport. He died in 1959.
She was a member of the church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Byron (Joan) Morris, Davenport; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. James (Louise) McGarvey, Davenport.
Children of EUGENE WESTENDORF and MARGARITHA GOERING are:
i. EUGENE LOWELL5 WESTENDORF, b. Nov 4, 1927.
ii. JOAN MARJORIE WESTENDORF, b. Feb 5, 1932; m. BYRON MORRIS.
Notes for JOAN MARJORIE WESTENDORF:
----- Original Message -----
From: Byron Morris
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 1999 7:09 PM
Subject: Westendorf Info
I have some obits and other information on Westendorf family such as obits of Everett, Eugene Sr. and Eugene, Jr. Also, obit for August Clement. My mother was Marjorie Westendorf (married to Eugene, Sr.) The clippings are from her things. I got your web site url from Josie Westendorf Banks who lives in Las Cruces, NM.
Beverly Westendorf (widow of Eugene, Jr, my brother) gave me a letter she had received in Jan and was unable to answer. It was a request from a descendent of Gertrude Westendorf Hiebing. I printed your web site info and mailed it to her in Montrose, IA. She is 83 and was very happy to get the history. I also have newspaper clipping of your husband's grandparents wedding (William & Celesta Peterson).
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10. EVERETT AARON4 WESTENDORF (AUGUST CLEMENCE3, ULRICH2, HEINRICH1) was born Sep 13, 1905, and died Aug 10, 1967. He married ANNE COLLINS Jun 18, 1930.
Children of EVERETT WESTENDORF and ANNE COLLINS are:
i. MARY JANE5 WESTENDORF, b. Oct 1936.
ii. JOSEPHINE MARIE WESTENDORF, b. May 1, 1938; m. WILLIAM BANKS.
iii. RICHARD WESTENDORF, b. Jul 23, 1940; d. Jul 23, 1940.
11. VALERIA CLARA4 WESTENDORF (AUGUST CLEMENCE3, ULRICH2, HEINRICH1) was born Dec 19, 1910, and died Jul 12, 1966. She married FRANK A. WERTHMANN Oct 20, 1934. He was born Dec 27, 1907 in Davenport,Iowa, and died Jan 1, 1940 in Davenport,Iowa.
Child of VALERIA WESTENDORF and FRANK WERTHMANN is:
i. JAMES FRANCIS5 WERTHMANN, b. Apr 16, 1939.
12. TILLIE4 WESTENDORF (FRANK3, ULRICH2, HEINRICH1) was born Mar 1886. She married JOHN HAASE May 27, 1913 in Davenport, Iowa.
More About JOHN HAASE:
Occupation: 1913, Machinist with Milwaukee RR/Nahant
Marriage Notes for TILLIE WESTENDORF and JOHN HAASE:
From the Dav. Democrat and Leader Wednesday, May 28, 1913 p. 8:
Wedding at St. Joseph's Church
The marriage of Miss Tillie W. Westendorf, the daughter of Mrs. Katherine Westendorf of 1437 South Street, to John J Haase of Davenport, took place Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock at St. Joseph's church, Rev. John Scherf performing the ceremony and celebrating the nuptial mass.
The children of St. Joseph’s school sang the hymns of the mass, one of the Sisters presiding at the organ.
The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Margaret W and George Haase, brother of the groom, was best man. The bride was dressed in a gown of white voile over white satin, the skirt draped in overskirt effect and the bodice trimmed in lace. Her flowers were bride’s roses in shower arrangement, and he long veil was caught with orange blossoms. The bridesmaid was in white voile over yellow silk and she wore a yellow satin bando with yellow roses in her hair and carried a boquet of yellow tea roses.
A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride on South st. following the ceremony, about 40 guests being entertained. Here all was in the bridal colors and the table was done in yellow and white with lillies and roses. Mr. and Mrs. Haase left this morning for Denver, Colorado Springs, and other points west. They will [be] home after July 1 at 1424 South st. The groom is a machinist employed by the Milwaukee Railroad at Nahant.
The going away dress of the bride was of brown linen crepe with which she wore a panama hat trimmed with pink breasts.
Child of TILLIE WESTENDORF and JOHN HAASE is:
i. WILLARD ANTHONY5 HAASE, b. Jun 15, 1918, Davenport, Iowa.
More About WILLARD ANTHONY HAASE:
Baptism: Jun 25, 1918, St. Joseph's Church/Davenport, Iowa (Source: 1918 St. Joseph's Church Records, Sponsors: Joseph Westendorf and Martha Haase.)