ATLAS OF PALO ALTO COUNTY 

1969

 

LEGEND

Wife's Name WF
Children's Names CH
Miscellaneous Information MI
Owner O
Renter R
Tenant T
Farm Number FN

 

TOWNSHIPS, PALO ALTO COUNTY

Independence A
Vernon B
Walnut C
Lost Island F
Highland G
Emmetsburg H
Freedom J
Fairfield K
Fern Valley L
Nevada P
Great Oak R
Silver Lake T
Booth V
Rush Lake X
Ellington Y
West Bend Z

 

 

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GADE, William: O; FN 36-K-2; WF Frances; CH Willetta; MI Lutheran; Rents land out. Whittemore, Rt. 1
GAMBELL, Merlyn: R; FN 10-Z-1; WF Marjorie; CH Roger, Thomas, Larry; MI Catholic; Navy 4 yrs; General & grainfaring, livestok, sheep. West Bend, Rt. 1
GAPPA, Andrew J, II; O; FN 13-H-1; WF Mary; CH Andrew J. III, Mary Kathryn, Janet, Carolyn, Marcia, Jill, Todd, Paul; MI Catholic; CH school & pre-sschool; General farming, livestock; Buyer at Spencer Pack. Emmetsburg, Rt. 1
GAPPA, Charles: O; FN 26-A-3; WF Bernadine; CH Patricia; MI Catholic; Retired. Fenton, Rt. 2
GAPPA, Jack: R; FN 18-J-3; WF LaVon; CH Ward; MI Catholic; Farm Bureau; WF Librarian at Emmetsburg Jr. College; General & grain farming. Emmetsburg, Rt. 2
GAPPA, Mickey M; O; FN 1-R-1; WF Esther (father Sebo Behrends); CH Judy, Karen, Gregory, Patty, Margaret, Mathew; MI First Methodist; Vet World War II; Farm Bureau; Lifetime resident of Co; Farm in family since 1932; Acreage in Sec 24 of Twsp in family since 1926; Judy wed, 4 CH; Karen wed, 1 CH; Gregory attends Area Mechanics School; Patty in school; General farming. Emmetsburg, Rt. 1
GAPPA, Robbert E; R; FN 14-T-2; WF Mary; CH Betty, Billy, Pat, Jane & Janet-twins; Kathy, Helen, Mary Ann, MI Catholic, WF CDA, Altar Society; Korean Vet; American Legion; Mallard Pepper Steppers, Square Dancers; Farm in family since 1941; CH school & pre-school; General farming, livestock, corn, oats; Works for Ayrshire Elevator. Ayrshire, Rt. 1
GARBER, Dale; FN 36-G-1; N.A. Ruthven
GARRELTS, Darrel; T; FN 24-T-1; WF Sandra; CH Jeff, Danny, Kelly; MI Lutheran; Service 1955-56; General farming, livestock. Ayrshire, Rt. 1
GARRELTS, Henry: O; FN 24-T-2; WF Dorothy; CH Jane, Franklin, Betty Ann, Mary Lee, Jack, Judy; MI Lutheran; Farm Bureau; General Farming. Ayrshire, Rt. 1
GARRELTS, Jack: O; FN 13-T-1; WF Judy; CH Julie, Mark, Debbie; MI Lutheran; Farm Bureau; General farming, livestock. Ayrshire, Rt. 1
GARRELTS, Kenneth; R; FN 24-T-3; N.A. Ayrshire, Rt. 1
GEELAN, Francis: O; FN 26-G-2; WF Mary; CH REv. Thomas, Leo; MI Catholic; Retired farmer. Ruthven Rt. 2
GEELAN, Raymmond; O; FN 23-G-1; WF Rose, CH Michael, Joseph, Winnifred; MI Catholic; Vet World War II; American Legion Commander; WF Auxiliary; General farming. Ruthven, Rt. 2
GEELAN, Wiliam A; O; FN 14-G-6; WF Dolores K (father Joseph Elbert): CH Patrick, Philip, Daniel; MI Sacred Heart Catholic, K of C, WF Catholic Daughters, Guild; Ruthven Coop Oil; Farm in family since 1929; Lifetime resident of Co, WF 15 yrs; CH in school, 4H; Pat & Phil basketball; General farming, livestock, sheep. Ruthven, Rt. 2
GEESMAN, Gerald; R; FN 10-A-4; WF Beverly; CH Cynthia, Rita, Janet, Mary Kay, Dennis; MI Lutheran; Vet World War II; American Legion; Farm Bureau; General farming, livestock. Ringsted, Rt. 2
GEHLING, Erwin; O; FN 23-R-1; WF Gertrude; CH Diane, Delbert; MI Catholic; Vet World War II; Farm Bureau; General farming. Emmetsburg, Rt. 1
GEHRT, Lester C; O; FN 25-X-8; WF Joy (father John Kingdom); CH Janet; MI United Methodist, Men's Club Board, WF WSCS, choir organist, Bible School teacher; WF Mallard Women's Club, Daughters of American Revolution; WF's father bought farm in 1900 where she grew up; Janet wed; WF teaches school at Mallard; General farming. Mallard, Box 148.
GENTRY, Edward K; O & R; FN 6-Z-4; WF Shirley E (father Thomas O'Haver); CH Lori, Carla, Julie, Steven; MI Lutheran; Army 2 yrs; NFO; lived on this farm since 1959; CH school & pre-school; General & grain farming, hogs; Works at Roupe Furniture Store. West Bend, Rt. 1
GERBER, ELi; O; FN 2-Z-1; WF Pearl (father Chris Alt); CH Donna, Marian, Judy, Frances, Linda, Bonnie, MI Apostolic Christian; Farm Bureau; Farmers Union; National Cattle Feeders Assoc.; Lived here 25 yrs; CH wed except Bonnie in school; 17 grandchildren; General & grain farming, livestock. West Bend, Rt. 1
GIFFIN, Merritt; O; FN 3-A-3; WF Patricia; CH Peggy, Pamela; MI Catholic; Farm Bureau; General & grain farming. Ringsted, Rt. 2
GILMAN, Anthony; O; FN 36-G-2; WF Mabel; MI Catholic; Retired farmer. Ayrshire, Rt. 1
GINGERICH, Clyde; R; FN 12-Z-5; WF Margaret; CH Jean, Keith, Joan, Gary; MI Lutheran; Vet World War II; General & grain farming, dairying, hogs. West Bend, Rt. 1
GIRRES, Arnold N; R; FN 2-C-2; WF Agnes M. (father Jacob Marti); CH Donald, Robert, James, William, MI Immaculate Conception Catholic, WF Rosary Society, CDA; WF Royal Neighbors; Lifetime residents of Co; Rented farm since 1939; Donald wed, 4 CH; Robert works at Lakewood, Colo; James a teacher; William wed, 1 CH; General farming, livestock. Graettinger, Rt. 2
GIRRES, Donald; T; FN 2-C-1; WF Kathryn; CH Timothy, Ann, Christopher, David; MI Catholic; Army 2 yrs, CH school & pre-school; Works for Golden Sun Feed. Graettinger, Rt. 2
GIRRES, William; R, FN 35-G-2; WF Karen, CH Brian, MI Catholic; National Guard; CH pre-school; general farming, dairying, hogs; Works at Graettinger creamery. Ruthven, Rt. 2
GISCH, Andrew; O; FN 34-Z-4; WF Vonnie, CH Kenneth, Sandra; MI Catholic; Vet World War II; American Legion; General & grain farming, livestock. West Bend, Rt. 1
GJERDE, Ernest O; R; FN 17-B-1; WF Alta V (father Samuel Torkelson); CH Elaine, Linda, Alan; MI Bethany Lutheran; WF ALCW, Circle; Farm Bureau; WF Vernon Volunteers; Lifetime residents of Co.; Farm in family since 1921; Elaine wed, 2 CH; Linda works at Emmetsburg; Alan attends Luther School, Decorah; WF works at Cotton Shop; General farming, sheep Works at Beebe. Emmetsburg, Rt. 2. 
GODDARD, Glen: O; FN 3-J-1; WF Margaret; CH Donna, John, Bruce, David, Linda, Roger; MI Methodist; Farm Bureau; General & grain farming, livestock, dairying, Cylinder, Rt. 1
GOFF, Berl V; R; FN 4-G-2; WF M. Virginia (father W.W. LonBerger); CH Charles, Chris, John, Linda, Berl V, II; MI United Methodist, WF WSCS, Circle; Vet World War II & Korea; C.W.O. U.S. Air Force Retired; Farm Bureau; WF Palo Alto Hospital Auxiliary; Part of farm homesteaded in 1866; he is 3rd generation to work the land; Charles wed; other CH school & pre-school; Chris cheer leader, chorus, band; John basketball; General farming; Works at Spencer Packing Co. Ruthven, Rt. 1
GOFF, Harrison: O; FN 15-G-1; WF Rose; CH Russell, Gladys; MI Methodist; Farm Bureau; Gladys lives at home; Rents land out; Retired. Ruthven, Rt. 1
GOFF, Marvin; R; FN 8-T-1; WF LaVonne; CH Eldon, Darrell, Marilyn, Robert; MI Lutheran; Vet World War II; Farm Bureau; General farming, livestock. Ruthven, Rt. 2
GOFF, Myrtle; O; FN 28-F-2; CH Margaret, Albert, William; MI Pentecostal; Margaret lives at home; Rents land out; Retired. Ruthven, Rt. 1
GOODCHILD, Fred F; O; FN 14-Y-4; WF Dorothy (father Fritz Younggreen); CH Fred Jr, Jack, Ghervus, Janice, Gay, Joy, Judy, Lonnie; MI Methodist , WF Circle, Ladies Aid, Farm Bureau; Masons; Eastern Star; Bought farm in 1936; Fred Jr, Jack, Janice, Ghervus, Joy wed; Gay teaches school at Cedar Falls; Judy lives in Storm Lake; Lonnie in school; General farming, purebred hogs, corn beans, oats. Mallard, Rt. 1
GOODCHILD, Ghervus: O & R; FN 19-Y-3; WF Beverly; CH Kay, Klint, Kent, Kal, Klay, Kip; MI Methodist; Farm Bureau; CH in school; General farming, livestock, corn, beans, oats. Mallard, Rt. 1
GOODCHILD, Jack: O & R; FN 19-Y-2; WF Louice; CH Connie, Vera, J.D., A.J., Coleen, Vickie; MI Methodist; Farm Bureau; CH school & pre-school; General farming, livestock, corn, beans, Mallard, Rt.2
GORDON, Laura: O; FN 32-A-4; Widow of Carl; MI Lutheran; Retired. Cylinder, Rt. 1
GOWANS, Andrew: O; FN 19-A-1; WF Berndetta; CH James, Joseph; MI Catholic; Farm Bureau; WF IEA; WF teacher at Fenton; General farming, hogs, poultry. Cylinder, Rt. 1
GOWANS, Robert and Henry; O; FN 20-A-4; WF Helga; CH Margaret, John, Robert, William; MI Lutheran; Vet World War I and II; American Legion; VFW; Farm Bureau; General & grain farming. Cylinder, Rt. 1
GRACE, Marie; O; FN 28-H-1; Widow of Andrew; Rents land out. Emmetsburg, Rt. 1
GRAEBER, Gerald: O; FN 7-Z-1; WF Islea; CH Steven, Marsha; MI Methodist; Vet World War II; American Legion; General & grain farming. Graettinger, Rt. 1
GRAETTINGER, Al; O; FN 12-F-2; WF Violet; CH Vincent, Gayle, Jean, Carol, Stephen, Mary; MI Catholic; own named after his great uncle; General farming. Graettinger, Rt. 1
GRAETTINGER, Edwin; O; FN 3-F-2; WF DeEtte; CH William, Wynette, Timothy, Marlys, Julia, MI Catholic; Vet World War II; VFW; General farming, livestock, WF School teacher ; he works at Lumber yard & drives school bus. Graettinger, Rt. 1
GRAETTINGER, Ralph; O; FN 7-C-3; WF Rosella; CH Dennis, Rosemary, Joseph, Judith, Ronald, John, Diane, Barbara Catherine, James; MI Catholic; Farmers Union; Pres Graettinger Comm School; Director Farmers Creamery; General farming, livestock, dairying. Graettinger, Rt. 1
GRAETTINGER, Ronald D; O & R; FN 18-C-5; WF Lois A (father Glenn Olson); MI Immaculate Conception Catholic; Army 2 yrs; Lifetime resident of Co. WF since Apr.. 1968; WF a LPN at Holy Family Hospital, Estherville; General farming, livestock, dairying. Graettinger, Rt. 1
GRAFE, Henry; O; FN 18-X-1; WF Opal; CH Coletta; MI Methodist; Farm Bureau; General farming, hogs. Curlew, Rt. 1
GRAFF, Vic; R; FN 10-X-1; WF Eleanor; CH Roger, Lynn; MI Catholic; General farming, dairying. Curlew, Rt. 1
GRAFF, William: O; FN 5-Y-3; N.A. Mallard.
GRANGE, Bill; O; FN 29-G-2; WF Virginia; CH Sheila; MI Lutheran; Korean Vet; CH pre-school; General farming, livestock, Belgian horses; Horse shoer. Ruthven, Rt. 1
GRANGE, W.K. "Pete"; R; FN 30-G-1; WF Mry, CH Leta, Kevin, Alan; MI Lutheran; Korean Vet; American Legion; CH in school; General farming, dairying, hogs. Ruthven, Rt. 2
GRAVLUND, Cleo; O & R: FN 12-T-3; WF Shirley; CH Anesa, Gary; MI Methodist; Korean Vet; VFW; CH pre-school; General farming, livestock, corn, beans. Ayrshire.
GRAVLUND, Laurence E; O; FN 6-X-2; WF Dorothy P (father Arthur Bohn); MI Methodist at Ayrshire; WF WSCS, Circle; WF You-Go-I-Go Club; Lifetime residents of Co; Farm in family since 1949; General farming, livestock. Curlew, Rt. 1
GRAVLUND, Wesley A; R; FN 1-X-3; WF Pearl A (father Allen Wirtz); MI Bethany Lutheran, WF ALCW, Circle; Farm Bureau; Lifetime residents of Co; Rented farm in N.W. quarter of Sec. 2 of Rush Lake 22 yrs; General farming, hogs, corn, beans. Curlew, Rt. 1
GREENE, Donald; Co-O; FN 27-G-1; Brother Gerald; MI Catholic; Vet World War II; General farming. Ruthven, Rt. 2
GREINERT, Edwin C; O; FN 14-L-1; WF Lydia H (father George Meyer): CH Verdell, Barbara, James, Betty; MI St. Paul's Lutheran at Whittemore, Men's Club, WF Ladies Aid; Lifetime resident of Co, WF 34 yrs; Owned farm since 1940; Verdell wed, 6 CH; Barbara wed, husband in Army in Germany; James in Army; Betty in school, sports, chorus; General farming, dairying, hogs. Rodman, Rt. 1
GREINERT, Elmer; O; FN 1-K-2; WF Florence; CH Ted; MI Lutheran; Vet World War II; American Legion; WF Auxiliary; VFW; General farming, dairying, hogs; Works for Clarion Long. Whittemore, Rt. 1
GRETHEN, Harley; R; FN 28-Y-2; WF Charlotte; CH David, Nancy, Carol, Diana, Gerome, Anita; MI Catholic; Farm Bureau; General farming, livestock, corn, beans. Mallard, Rt. 1
GRETHEN, Ralph P; O; FN 14-Y-5; WF Rosa Linda (father Frank Schuller): CH Shirley, Gaylen; MI St. Mary's Catholic, Wf Christian Mothers, DCCW; Palo Ato Health Board; Co. Beef Producers Assoc.; Co. Fair Board Assoc.; WF Mallard Garden Club, M&H Bridge Club; Farm in family since 1939 when he bought it; his grandmother, Margaret Hickey, was 1st white child born in Palo Alto Co. in 1856; General farming, livestock, corn, beans, oats. Mallard, Rt. 1
GRETHEN, Robert; R; FN 30-J-1; WF Ruth; CH Janice, Delon; MI Lutheran; Farmers Union; General & grain farming, livestock, sheep. Emmetsburg. 
GRIMM, Eli, Jr; R; FN 33-L-2; WF Margaret; CH Patty; MI Apostolic Christian; Army 2 yrs; CH pre-school; General farming, livestock. West Bend, Rt. 2
GROSSNICKLE, Max; O; FN 36-V-3; WF Helen (father Smyzer Wilson): CH Gwen, Ruth, Wayne, Max Jr; MI Church of the Brethren, Church Board, WF Sunday School teacher; Farm Bureau; Farm in family since 1946; General farming, livestock, corn, beans. Laurens, Rt. 1
GROSSNICKLE, Wayne M; R. FN 30-X-1; WF Janet; CH Helen Kay, Jeff; MI Church of the Brethren, Church Board, WF Fellowship; Army; Farm Bureau; Palo Alto Beef Producers Assoc; Farm in family since 1919 when Manard Grossnickle bought it, passed to Edgar; CH pre-school; General farming, livestock, corn, soybeans. Curlew, Rt. 1
GUESS, Tom; O; FN 34-C-2; WF Marvyl, CH Christine, Neil, Deborah, Brian, Lynn; MI Catholic; Marines; American Legion; CH in school; WF office secy at Farmer Mutual Insurance; Drainage Contractor. Emmetsburg, Rt. 1
GUINN, Cyrus A; R; FN 31-C-5; WF Edna V (father William Weir); CH Rosa, Roxanna, Phillip, Francine & Francella -twins, Cynthia, Jant, Michael, Matthew; MI Immaculate Conception Catholic at Graettinger, WF Circle; Vet World War II; both Canter Club; Lived in C. all but 2 yrs, WF lifetime; Rented this place since 1952; Rosa & Roxanna wed; Phillip farms the land; other CH in school; General farming, dairying; Works for Fred Carlson Construction. Emmetsburg, Rt. 1, Box 110.
GUNDERSON, Donald G; O & R; FN 34-K-2; WF Alice M; CH Jay, Dean, Mark, Neal; MI St. Paul's Lutheran at Whittemore; Farm Bureau; Lifetime resident of Co. WF 19 yrs; CH in school; Jay & Dean in 4H; Dean band; Jay basketball & track; General farming, livestock. Rodman, Rt. 1
GUNDERSON, Oley; O; FN 34-K-1; WF Martha; CH Donald, Yvonne, Eileen, MI Lutheran; Farm Bureau; Rents land out; Retired. Rodman, Rt. 1
GUSTAFSON, Dewayne; T; FN 33-V-1; WF Beverly; CH Debra, Diana, Alida; MI Christian; Korean Vet; Works for Medford Industry. Laurens, Rt. 2

     

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