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PACHOLL family Wilmont/St. Kilian areas - Info

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PACHOLL family Wilmont/St. Kilian areas - Info

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From "Wilmont, Minnesota 1899-1999"

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Andreas (Andrew) Pacholl, Sr., was born in Elditten, East Prussia, Germany, in 1861. He came ot the United Statein 1880 settling in Brooklyn, New York, where he worked as a blacksmith for $1 a day. He saved money so that his brother, Albert, could join him. The two brothers then worked so that eventually, the three sisters joined them in New York. The parents, Johann and Barbara Pacholl, also came at some point.

Andrew met and married Katherina Reiter (alt. spelling: Reuter) in Brooklyn. She was born in Dusseldorf, Germany, and came to brooklyn when she was about 17. They moved to Rock Valley, IA, around 1890. By 1893 thye moved to St. Kilian, MN, where Andrew operated a blacksmith shop for two years before moving on a farm between St. Kilian and Wilmont, which he farmed in addition to blacksmith work. Around 1916, Andrew and Katherine moved to North Mankato and then Minneapolis. They had eight sons and three daughters: John, Elizabeth, Joe, William, Henry, Andrew, Ann, Teresa, Frank, Ben and Ferdinand.

John, the eldest child, was born in Brooklyn in 1892. He grew up on the family farm and then was called to service during WW I, and served overseas. On his way home it is believed that he stopped in the New York area to visit frinds of his parents. There he met and later married Julie Thomas. Two children were born to this union: Tommy, who died as a youngster after an attack of appendicitis [died April 6, 1928]; and Francis (Bud). John and Julie lived on the Pacholl farm until they purchased teh Phillips 66 gas station in Wilmont which they operated many years. Bud, their son, married Ida Probst of Wilmont.

Elizabeth: no info given.

Joseph was born shortly before the family moved to the St. Kilian area. He worked on the family farm until inudcted into the Army during WW I. He served overseas and was the victim of gas attacks and shell shock which affected him all his adult life. He worked at a series of odd jobs in various locales in southern Minnesota. He remained single.

William lived in St. Cloud, MN.

Henry was born in St. Kilian and worked in the area until his induction into the Army during WW I. He served overseas in France. He was seriously wounded during the Battle of Verdun on October 23, 1918, and died on October 25th, just three weeks before the Armistice which ended the war. He is buried in a military cemetery in France.

Andrew married Millie Voss and had six children. They farmed the Pacholl home place in section 27 of Wilmont Township until giving up due to ill health and moving to Wilmont where he operated a restaurant. He also sold Rawleigh. Millie was a cook for OLGC [Our Lady of Good Counsel] parochial school.

Ann married Clyde Ryther and had eight children. They lived in Michigan.

Teresa lived only 10 months, dying of Pneumonia in 1901. She is buried in St. Kilian, MN.

Frank: see bio below [this is on the same page in centennial book, as a separate bio.]

Ben lived in Wilmont, St. Kilian and Slayton areas. He married Caroline Voss and had five children.

Ferdinand married Leola Tucker and ended up in Oregon, where he still lives. [Living in 1999]



Frank Pacholl was born on October 13, 1903, the son of Andrew and Katherina Pacholl. He attended school in St. Kilian and graduated from eighth grade. He then worked for various farmers and for a short time the railroad in Minneapolis.

He met and married Josephine Krell, daughter of John and Mary (Balster) Krell, on February 5, 1929, in Wilmont. They had an all-day reception at the home of her parents located west of Wilmont. They were unable to get to Worthingotn to have any pictures taken due to a snowstorm. They first rented the Fuerstenberg farm. From 1931 - 1937 they rented the C.W. Becker farm in section 3 of Larkin Township. From 1937 - 1940 they lived on the Pacholl home place until it was sold after Andrew Sr.'s death. They rented various other farms until they retired and bought a home (#35) in Wilmont.

Frank and Josephine had five children:

Robert Bernard Pacholl - died at the age of 4 of influenza, while his mother was giving him a bath. [Died March 3, 1934.]

Francis, Jr., born in 1931, married Joan Dorstand in Wilmont. They had four children and live in Groveland, CA.

Glenwood, born in 1936, married Laura Gallagher in California. They had four children and reside in Aliso Viejo, CA.

Marjorie, born in 1945, married Julian Aamodt in Wilmont. They had two children, Randy and Kelly, who are both married and reside in MN. Julian and Marge purchased and farm the Aarmodt family farm near Shelly, MN, which was originally homesteaded by Julian's great-grandfather.

Mary Jo, born in 1950, married Ralph Nickel in Wilmont. They have one son, Heath. In 1987 Mary Jo married Brian Johnson. Mary Jo and Brian reside on a farm near Hawley, MN.

Frank Pacholl, Sr., died on January 8, 1972, and Josephine on February 24, 1973.

Calvary Cemetery, Wilmont, MN:

Section C-4

Donald J. Pacholl
born May 15, 1928
died October 15, 1949
MN Tec. 5 12 Calv. WW II

Ludmilla Pacholl
born January 20, 1904
died January 29, 1984

Andrew Pacholl
born October 31, 1897
died June 12, 1950
MN Pvt. 337 BN Tank Corps WW I

Section D-4

Josephine M. Pacholl 1904-1973
Frank B. Pacholl 1903-1972


St. Kilian Cemetery

Section A-20

Joseph A. Pacholl
born March 25, 1892
died April 27, 1972
MN Pvt. Co. A 53 Inf. 6 Div. WW I

Thomas A. Pacholl
born October 11, 1921
died April 6, 1928

Robert B. Pacholl 1930-1934

Section B-11

Andrew 1860-1941
Father stone
Mother stone

From "Nobles County, MN, WW I Service Record Book"

Gold Star Boys
Henry B. Pacholl, Wilmont, MN
Private, Co. K 357th Inf., 90th Division
entered service April 29, 1918
trained at Camp Dodge, IA
Battles: St. Mihiel, Argonne
Killled in action, October 25, 1918, Argonne

John A. Pacholl, Wilmont, MN
Private, Co. F 362nd Inf., 91st Division
entered service September 19, 1918
trained at Camp Lewis
departed overseas July 6, 1918
Battles: St. Mihiel, Argonne, Flanders

Andrew Pacholl, Wilmont, MN
Private, 337th Tank Corps
entered service August 1917
trained at Gettysburg, PA, and Camp Cody
departed overseas October 1918


MHS DCI lists:

John A. Pacholl born out-of-state, mother's maiden name: Reiter died February 7, 1966, Kandiyohi county, MN.

Not sure if this is John's wife or not: Julia D. Pacholl, born out-of-state May 19, 1888, mother's maiden name: Bauman died January 31, 1981, Ramsey county, MN.


From records found at the Adrian Branch Library

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