German-American Fenner Trees

 

A—William Fenner and Emilie Wiese
B—Johnathan H. Fenner and Lucy A. Wilson
C—August Fenner and Prusse, Zadow
D—Andrew Fenner and Anna
E—Wilhelm Fenner and Friedericka Klinger


A—William Fenner and Emilie Wiese


WILLIAM FENNER AND EMILIE WIESE

William Fenner [b ca. 1846 in Prussia] m Emilie/Amelia Wiese [b ca. 1847 in Prussia]. The family settled in Westburg Township, Buchanan, Iowa.

1. Albert [b ca. 1871]; m Mary Linder on 28 Nov. 1900 in O'Brien, IA.

i. Lela; m Harold Head. Had Barbara, Robert, and Nancy.
ii. Mabel; m Earl Welch. Had a son, Melvin.
iii. Coral; m Virginia —. No children.
iv. Iva; unmarried.

2. Will; unmarried.
3. Amelia/Emilie [b ca. 1873]; m Herman Bomhoff on 20 Oct. 1897 in Littleton, IA.

i. Harold; m Mildred Wilke. Had Harold, Burton, Daniel, Elizabeth.
ii. Howard; m Joyce —. Had Barry, Bill, and Betty.
iii. Ruth; m Henry Allen. Had Dr. Herbert Allen, Mrs. Caroline Johnson.
iv. Merritt; m Ruth —. Had Herbert, John, and Beverly.

4. Lena [b 5 Aug. 1881]; m Harley M. Bright on 9 Oct. 1898. Had Mrs. Wilda Clifton, Delia, and Marvel David.
5. Martha [b ca. 1883]; m John J. Peterson on 29 May 1915. Had Paul, Frederick, and Esther.
6. Ida Olga [b 21 Dec. 1884 in Buchanan, IA]; m Fred Milius on 2 June 1923. No children.
7. Otto [b 14 Mar. 1886 in Jesup, IA]; m Mae Bumann [b 1887 at Hartley IA] on 14 July 1920. Had Billie Jeanette and James.
8. Paul; m Sophie —. No children.
9. Lydia Amelia [b 3 Oct. 1889 in Jesup, IA]; m Harold Leroy Avery on 24 June 1914. Had Norman Leroy Avery.
10. Amanda; m Dr. D.J. Reinke. Had Charlotte and Mrs. John Offerdahl.

Information on this family primarily from Eva Fenner, Notes, p. 871, a letter from Mae Fenner, 28 July 1962. Additional information from various Iowa county records available on familysearch.org.


B—Johnathan Henry Fenner and Lucy Ann Wilson

 

B-1   JOHNATHAN HENRY FENNER AND LUCY ANN WILSON

[b 6 Mar. 1840 at Essen, Germany; d 1 July 1920 at New Chester, WI] His family first settled in Peun, WI, but Johnathan later moved to New Chester. He enlisted in the military in 1861 and served four years. On 24 Feb. 1866, he m Lucy Ann Wilson [b 24 Aug. 1847 at Herkimer Co., NY; d 3 Feb. 1923].

1. Frederick William [b 12 Nov. 1867].
2. Annie Adaline [b 5 Aug. 1868].
3. Frank Moses [b 24 Nov. 1872].
4. Mary [b 3 June 1876]; m Walter DeMott.
5. James Edwin [b 22 Dec. 1878]; m Fannie Elizabeth Beals. > B-15
6. Albert [b 31 Jan. 1884].
7. Laura [b 13 July 1886]; m — Norgard.
8. Roy [b 23 Oct. 1886].


B-15   JAMES EDWIN FENNER AND FANNIE ELIZABETH BEALS
[b 22 Dec. 1878] James Edwin Fenner m Fannie Elizabeth Beals [b 21 Feb. 1879; d 9 Mar. 1953] on 24 Aug. 1898.

1. John Henry [b 19 Aug. 1899; d 20 Sept. 1960]; m Ruth Glidden on 1 Oct. 1927 at Waukesha, WI. No children.
2. Lewis Edwin [b 13 Apr. 1905]; m Gertrude Osthelder on 27 June 1931. No children.

Information primarily from Eva Fenner, Notes, p. 1244, letter from Lewis Edwin Fenner, 10 Nov. 1967.


C—August Fenner and (1) Louise Prusse (2) Wilhelmina Zadow

 

C-1   AUGUST FRIEDRICH FENNER  AND  1, LOUISE MEYERS PRUSSE;  2, WILHELMINA ZADOW

[b 31 July 1821 at Batzlow, Kustrin, Brandenburg, Germany; d 6 Nov. 1907 at Milbank, Grant Co., SD] August Fenner m 1st Louise Meyers Prusse [b 7 Aug. 1829 at Batzlow, Germany; d 23 Aug. 1881 at Grant, SD] ca. 1845 in Germany. He m 2nd Wilhelmina Zadow [b Dec. 1827 at Batzlow, Germany; d 1903 at Grant Center, SD], ca. 1885.

1. Ida Fredrika [b ca. 1846 at Kustrin, Brandenburg, Prussia, Germany; d in Grant, SD]; m — Hinze ca. 1867.
2. Augusta Fredrika [b 29 Aug. 1847 in Germany; d 21 May 1919 at Grant, SD].
3. Wilhelm Friedrich [b 1850; d 1901]; m Louisa Arndt. > C-13
4. August [b 1854 in Germany]; died as an infant.
5. August Friedrich [b 2 Aug. 1855; d 9 July 1936]; m Amelia Lueck. > C-15
6. Clara [b ca. 1857 in Germany; d ca. 1875 in Wisconsin].
7. Karl [b 20 Sept. 1861; d June 1924]; m Josephine Saeger. > C-17
8. Johann Friedrich [b 1863; d 1939]; m Augusta Bracht. > C-18
9. Julius Friedrich [b 1865; d 1942]; m Emma Bracht. > C-19
10. Martha Fredrika [b 1867 at Watertown, WI; d 23 July 1905 at Grant Center, SD].


C-13   WILHELM FRIEDRICH FENNER AND LOUISA ARNDT

[b 1850 in Germany; d 1901 at Grant, SD] Wilhelm m Louisa Arndt [b 1858 in Germany; d 1936].

1. Emelia [b ca. 1876].
2. Clara [b ca. 1878].
3. Ida [b ca. 1880].
4. Bertha [b ca. 1882].
5. Helen [b ca. 1884].
6. Fredrick W. J. [b ca. 1886].
7. Dena [b ca. 1888].
8. Alma [b ca. 1890].
9. Alfred [b ca. 1892].
10. Meta [b ca. 1894].

 

C-15   AUGUST FRIEDRICH FENNER AND AMELIA LUECK

[b 2 Aug. 1855 at Kustrin, Brandenburg, Prussia, Germany; d 1 July 1936 at Milbank, Grant Co., SD] August m Amelia Lueck [b 26 Nov. 1857 at Stettin, Pommern, Prussia, Germany; d 17 Aug. 1923 at Yankton, Yankton Co., SD] on 10 Nov. 1879 in Inkabod, Grant Co., SD. Amelia was the daughter of William Lueck and Wilhelmina Schwandt.

1. Emma [b 1881 at Milbank, SD]; died as an infant.
2. John Fredrick [b 28 Mar. 1882 at Milbank, SD; d 10 June 1967 at Milbank, SD].
3. Herman [b 9 August 1883 at Milbank, SD; d 19 Aug. 1948 at Milbank, SD].
4. Mamie [b 1885 at Milbank, SD]; died as an infant.
5. Ella Helena [b 5 Aug. 1886 at Milbank, SD; d 3 July 1964 at Deadwood, SD].
6. Martha Marie [b 20 Dec. 1888 at Milbank, SD; d 9 June 1958 at Milbank, SD].
7. Hulda Wilhelmina [b 14 Dec. 1890 at Milbank, SD; d 16 Jan.1963 at Chicago, IL].
8. Albert August [b 17 Nov. 1892 at Milbank, SD; d 10 Nov. 1976].
9. Agnes Amelia Pauline [b 13 Oct. 1898 at Milbank, SD; d 11 Feb. 1972].

 

C-17 KARL FENNER AND JOSEPHINE SAEGER

[b 20 Sept. 1861 at Stettin, Pommern, Prussia, Germany; d June 1924 at Grant, SD] Karl Fenner m Josephine Saeger [b 7 Feb. 1864 at Alban Twp., Grant Co., SD; d 22 Jan. 1914] on 26 Dec. 1884 in Alban Township, Grant Co., SD.

1. Henry [b 3 Nov. 1885 at Grant, SD; d 1 Nov. 1965].
2. Anna [b 26 Sept. 1887 at Grant, SD; d 3 Aug. 1952].
3. Otto [b 1889 at Grant, SD; d 1934].
4. Selma [b 1893 at Grant, SD; d 1975].
5. Esther [b 1 Mar. 1899 at Grant, SD; d 1975 at Milbank, SD].

 

C-18   JOHANN FRIEDRICH FENNER AND AUGUSTA BRACHT
[b 1863 in Germany; d 1939 in Grant Co., SD] Johann m Augusta Bracht [b 2 Mar. 1868 at Milbank, SD; d 15 Oct. 1956 at Milbank, SD] ca. 1888 in Milbank, Grant Co., SD.

1. Edward [b ca. 1889 at Grant, SD; d ca. 1891 at Grant, SD].
2. Emma [b 15 May 1890 at Grant, SD; d 1981 at Grant, SD].
3. Laura [b 5 Feb. 1892 at Grant, SD].
4. Elsa [b 24 Dec. 1893 at Grant, SD; d 9 Aug. 1977].
5. Walter F. [b 15 Mar. 1898 at Grant, SD; d Feb. 1970]; m Edna Strube [b ca. 1902 at Grant, SD].

 

C-19   JULIUS FRIEDRICH FENNER AND EMMA BRACHT
[b 1865 in Germany; d 1942 at Milbank, Grant Co., SD] Julius Fenner m Emma Bracht [b 1872 at Grant, SD; d 1944] ca. 1889 in Grant, SD.

1. Franklin E. [b 17 Jan. 1890 at Grant, SD; d 1968].
2. Edward J. [b 1891 at Grant, SD].
3. Harvey Albert [b 2 Oct. 1893 at Grant, SD; d 29 Sept. 1951].
4. Roy H. [b 1894 at Grant, SD; d 1951 at Wilmot, Roberts Co., SD].

Information on this line from Chris Smith, December 2001.


D—Andrew Fenner and Anna

 

ANDREW FENNER AND ANNA

[b 1834 in Kappel, Germany] He was a student at the University of Munich and active in the student rebellion of 1848. He fled to America with a price on his head in the company of Count Yonsky. The Count had been in prison and got out by su[bing his jailer who then went with him and Andrew Fenner to America. Count Yonsky later lived on Whitesboro Street in Utica, NY. Andrew and the Count remained life-long friends.

Andrew served during the Civil War in Company F, 11th Regiment, New York Cavalry. During the course of the war, his Regiment rode from New York to Florida. He was never injured during his service. He enlisted in the 11th New York Cavalry, also known as “Scotts 900,” on 26 December 1863. He was discharged on 30 September 1865. His son, Charles Louis, was a newborn when he enlisted and a 2 year old when he next saw him. Andrew was a corporal at the time of his discharge. 

Andrew later owned butcher shops in Utica and Rome, New York. He lived most of his life, with his family, in Rome, New York. He is buried in Saint Agnes Cemetery, Utica, New York, in the plot of his daughter, Ida Fitzgerald. His wife is also buried there. His son, Charles Louis, and his wife, Anna, are buried nearby, as are his grandson, C. Lawrence, and his wife, Kathryn. In 2002, Andrew’s cavalry sabre was owned by Brian Wakefield Fenner, Andrew’s great-great-grandson.

Information from Tom Fenner, 18 Feb. 2002.


E—Wilhelm Fenner and Friedericka Klinger

 

E-1   WILHELM FENNER AND FRIEDERICKA KLINGER

Wilhelm Fenner m Friedericka Klinger. Some of their children may have been born in Germany and others in Wisconsin. Wilhelm had a brother named Gottlieb who was killed in the Civil War. Records at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum show that Gottlieb Fenner was killed 1 June 1864 at the battle of Cold Harbor. Other than Gottlieb, there are no other known records of siblings or parents.

1. Herman [b 17 Dec. 1858]; m Elizabeth Harder. They had Ida, Otto, Frank, Walter, Irene, & Alfred.
2. Augusta [b 10 Dec. 1860]; m William Luedke. They had Irene, Alfred, & William.
3. August[b 26 Aug. 1863]; m Louise Harder. They had Ewold, Reinhold, Selma, Adolph; who m Adeline Schlicting and had Florence; & Marvin.
4. Paulina [b 26 Feb. 1865]; m Wilhelm Radke. > E-14
5. Otto [b Oct. 1869]; m Mary Elder. They had Laura.
6. Emma [b 1870]; m Richard Federwisch. They had Alma, Norma, Reno, Meta, Carl, William, and Erna.
7. Franz [b 14 Sept 1867; d 1 Jan. 1942]; m Marie Anna Neubert. > E-17
8. William [b 21 Jan 1872]; m Wilamina Never. They had George, Reuben, Frederick, Marie, Cora, Arno, William.


E-14   PAULINA FENNER AND WILHELM RADKE

[b 26 Feb. 1865] Paulina m Wilhelm Radke.

1. Frederic; m Wilamina Merritts. They had Edward, who m Margaret Weiche, and Loretta.
2. Amanda.
3. Edwin; m Bertha Schmidt. They had Robert and Lester.
4. Walter; m Helen Adams. They had Donald, David, and Dianne.
5. Arthur.
6. Elsie.
7. Helen; m Clifford Thompson. They had James.

 

E-17   FRANZ FENNER AND MARIE ANNA NEUBERT

[b 14 Sept 1867; d 1 Jan. 1942] Franz Fenner m Marie Anna Neubert [b 1 Nov. 1877; d 3 Aug. 1930].

1. Doris Ida Marie [b 22 Dec. 1900]; m Walter Henry Baumann. They had Jane Caroline [b 15 Nov. 1930], who m William Savitt [b 10 Aug. 1928].
2. Herbert Richard William [b 30 Aug. 1901]; m Elsie Dora Sorenson. > E-172
3. Ernest Herman Otto Fenner [b 22 Jan. 1903]; m Myrtle Kathryn Hoffman. > E-173
4. Wilma Alberta [b 10 July 1916]; m Ralph Simonsen [b 11 Dec. 1912]. > E-174
5. Ruth Elizabeth [b 21 Jan. 1898]; m Frank Lawrence Abbott [b 29 Jan. 1889]. > E-175


E-172   HERBERT RICHARD WILLIAM FENNER AND ELSIE DORA SORENSON

[b 30 Aug. 1901] Herbert R. W. Fenner m Elsie Dora Sorenson [b 24 July 1908].

1. Dean LeRoy [b 16 March 1927]; m Lucille Melander [b 18 March 1929]. They had Mark Allen [b 8 Dec. 1951], David Dean [b 25 Nov. 1954], Daniel William [b 22 Jan. 1958], and John Andrew [b 9 Aug. 1962].

 

E-173   ERNEST HERMAN OTTO FENNER AND MYRTLE KATHRYN HOFFMAN

[b 22 Jan. 1903] Ernest H.O. Fenner m Myrtle Kathryn Hoffman [b 15 April 1909].

1. Judith Mae [b 15 May 1941]; m Robert Stanley Dixon. They had Kipley Shannon [b 17 Mar. 1971]; m Michelle Elizabeth Engel [b 25 Dec 1972].
2. William Ernest [b 20 July 1945]; m Sandra Gail Harrell. They had William Wesley [b 5 Nov. 1979], Karl Alexander [b 26 Mar. 1982], Frederick Lewis [b 9 Sept. 1986], Kaylyn Elizabeth [b 15 Feb. 1990].

 

E-174   WILMA ALBERTA FENNER AND RALPH SIMONSEN

[b 10 July 1916] Wilma Alberta Fenner m Ralph Simonsen [b 11 Dec. 1912].

1. David LeRoy [b 31 Jan. 1939; d 21 Oct. 1961].
2. Denis Martin [b 27 Oct. 1940].
3. Elaine Marjorie [b 27 Dec. 1943].
4. Mary Jean [b 17 Aug. 1946].
5. Carole Lynn [b 3 Aug. 1949].
6. Alan Ralph [b 15 Nov 1953; d 26 Mar. 1992].
7. Gayle Renee [b 20 Jan. 1955].

 

E-175   RUTH ELIZABETH FENNER AND FRANK LAWRENCE ABBOTT

[b 21 Jan. 1898] Ruth Elizabeth Fenner m Frank Lawrence Abbott [b 29 Jan. 1889].

1. James Glendon Abbott [b 14 Sept 1921; d ca. 2000]; m Lylian Bertha Jurek. They had Ruth Ellen [b 28 Nov. 1948], Phillip Allen [b 9 Oct. 1956], Carol Ann [b 20 Dec. 1960].

Information on the line of Wilhelm Fenner from Dr. William Fenner, 2 Nov. 2004.


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