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Wenzel family

Posted: 1499254867000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wenzel, Beckman, Ponto, Goodrich, Ritter, McIntire, Heyn, Teske, Krahn, Behnken, Wiltsey, Kinck, Lutzi, Groth, Baker
William Wenzel was the first husband of Albertina Augusta Beckman (7/4/1855 Germany – 7/24/1919 Olmsted county MN; https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16588... ).  They lived in Wisconsin, and they had four children before William died.
 
*Clara Elizabeth Wenzel (12/8/1873 WI – 2/17/1941 Brookings SD; https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53437... ) married Gustav August Ponto (8/2/1869 – 7/11/1961; https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53437... ) on 11/26/1891 in Rochester
* William August Wenzel (11/29/1876 Portage WI – 6/15/1950 Rochester MN; http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=498518... ) first married Jennie Maud Goodrich (Dec 1877 Olmsted county MN – 3/7/1904 Oronoco MN; http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=501174... ) on 1/11/1899 in Olmsted Cty and next married Mathilda H. Ritter (3/7/1879 Chicago – 4/25/1979 Pine Island MN; http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=498518... ) on 9/26/1906 in Olmsted Cty
* Minnie Kathryn Wenzel (Mar 1879 WI – 2/26/1943 Rochester MN; https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16866... ) married Ward McIntire (Oct 1858 WI – 2/11/1948 Olmsted county MN; https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16867... )
*Emma G. Wenzel (10/3/1881 WI – 8/20/1966 Olmsted county MN; http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=131862... ) married Edward Paul Heyn (9/28/1874 Elgin WI – 1/23/1937 Rochester MN; http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=131862... ) on 1/24/1901 in Olmsted Cty
 
The elder William and Albertina came to the US from Germany on 7/20/1872.  William was purportedly born c. 1820, and died 9/2/1881 in Wisconsin, however I have been unable to find any records for him, and do not know where he is buried, but presumably somewhere in Wisconsin.
 
I received some information from a person who has been working on the Wenzel tree, so hopefully I can use that information to expand my knowledge, and I always like to verify whenever possible.  One thing she told me is that the Wenzel family lived in Chicago during the Chicago Fire and later moved to Portage WI.  She indicated she knows there was a death record for William 9/2/1881 but was unable to find anything in Wisconsin records.
 
I do not have the full DOBs for Minnie and Ward McIntire.
 
This could possibly be the family in 1880: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN4L-MHB The ages for all the people seem right, if you believe they got the wrong name for Albertina Augusta (Catherine?) and used the middle name of Clara (Elizabeth).  If that is not them, then I have had no luck finding the Wenzel family in the 1880 census.
 
I have obits for Albertina, Clara Ponto, and the younger William Wenzel and his wives Jennie and Mathilda, but I do not have obits for the elder William, Gustav Ponto, Minnie and Ward McIntire, and Emma and Edward Heyn.
 
 
After William Wenzel died, Albertina married Julius Teske (1/20/1839 Germany – 10/29/1916; https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16588... ) in 1882.
 
Julius had come to the US from Germany on 3/29/1881 with his daughter Edmunda (Amanda/Mandy); his unnamed wife died on the way and was buried at sea.  Amanda (6/10/1871 Germany – 9/10/1948 Olmsted county MN; https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42514... ) married Frederick Krahn (9/24/1854 Siegsdorf Bavaria Germany – 5/31/1929 Rochester MN; https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42514... ).
 
I do have an obit for Julius Teske, but I do not have obits for Amanda and Frederick Krahn.
 
 
Albertina and Julius had eight more children together; the first three were born in Wisconsin, and the rest were born in Minnesota after the family moved to Rochester MN in the late 1880s.
 
*Rose B. Teske (1/6/1883 Portage WI – 1/2/1961 Rochester MN; http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=471066... ) married Lewis C. Behnken (11/8/1877 Germany – 9/5/1956 Rochester MN; http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=471066... ) on 10/15/1902 in Rochester
*Charles Julius Teske (10/281885 WI – 1/1/1970 Rochester MN; https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75625... ) married Verna O. Witlsey (9/16/1892 MN – 4/21/1970 Rochester; https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75625... ) on 11/3/1915 in Olmsted county MN
*Edward Frank Teske (1/30/1887 WI – 3/13/1969 Orange county CA; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=94... ) married Charlotta (maiden name unknown; 1893 – 10/13/1973; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10... )
*Henry Richard Teske (12/22/1888 Rochester MN – 8/31/1969 Rochester MN; https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16588... ) married Katherine Kinck (1890 – 1982; https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16588... ) on 10/10/1917 in Olmsted county MN
*Emil Teske (11/5/1891 MN – 3/24/1980 Rochester; https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16588... ) married Mabel Elsie Lutzi (2/10/1897 – 11/14/1994 Hennepin county MN; https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16588... ) on 6/22/1920 in Olmsted county MN
*Edith (Mathilda?) Teske (Oct 1893 Olmsted county MN – 3/14/1945 Olmsted county MN; http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=131862... ) married Otto Herman Heyn (6/4/1886 Viola MN – 4/17/1943 Rochester MN; http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=131862... ) on 9/18/1912 in Olmsted Cty
*Frances A. Teske (7/15/1896 MN – 5/4/1960 Olmsted county MN; http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=756239... ) married Carl H. Groth (10/10/1890 – 12/22/1968; http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=756239... ) on 8/8/1917 in Olmsted Cty
*Elizabeth B. Teske (10/3/1898 Olmsted county MN – 10/3/1994 Pine Island MN; https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=79420... ) married Otto Calvin Baker (7/31/1886 Macon MS – 8/1/1975 Goodhue county MN; https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=79420... ) on 9/12/1917 in Olmsted Cty
 
Here are Julius and Albertina Teske with their 8 kids in 1900: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M93W-GZG and 5 kids in 1910: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2GB-P94
 
The memorial for Edward's wife Carlotta does not list her maiden name.  The notes I was sent identify her as Charlotta Manteufel.  I don't know if it is possible to verify that, as I do not see a marriage record for Edward in FamilySearch.  I also don't have her full DOB.  Based on the middle name and age, that birth record would be a great fit for her: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4LQ-FTL and so this 1930 census may be a good fit as well: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X3DW-9PN
 
I do not have the full DOB and DOD for Katherine Kinck Teske, or Edith Teske Heyn.
 
I do have obits for Rose and Louis Behnken, but I do not have obits for Charles and Verna Teske, Edward and Charlotta Teske, Henry and Katherine Teske, Emil and Mabel Teske, Edith and Otto Heyn, Frances and Carl Groth, and Elizabeth and Otto Baker.
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