FRED AND JOSEPHINE (Kolbeck) GAUL AND THEIR FAMILY
Frederick Peter Gaul was born April 09, 1905 in Alton, Sioux County Iowa, to Peter and Katherin (nee Delperdange) Gaul.
Fred and his twin brother Nicholas were the youngest of fifteen children.
They had five sisters and eight brothers: Anna married Ernest Kern, Catherine married Michael Holles, Rose married Fred Croat, Margaret married Emil Hansen and Mary married John Vortherms. John J. remained single, John Peter married Sylivia Fischbach, After Sylivia’s death, John married Marie Arens Maher, Anton married Mary Bernard, Lambert married Theresa Steinkemper, Ferdinand married Anna Marx, Martin married Marie Reith, Nick married Antoinette Haupert and Fred married Josephine Kolbeck.
Joseph and Anthony died at an early age.
Fred died April 08, 1977, and is buried in ST. Mary’s Cemetery, Ashton, Osceola County, Iowa.
Fred’s Father Peter died November 18, 1927. His Mother Katherin died April 08, 1937. Both parents are buried in ST. Mary’s Cemetery, Alton, Sioux County, Iowa.
Magdlen Josephine Kolbeck was born August 07, 1908 in Ashton, Osceola County, Iowa, to Johann Clems “Clem” and Susan (nee Wingen) Kolbeck. Josephine died at an early age of 36 years on July 10, 1945 and is buried in ST Mary’s Cemetery, Ashton, Iowa.
Josephine was the youngest of six children. She had four sisters and one brother: Elizabeth married William Seivert, Anna married Herman Hatting, Catherine married Dominic Weiler, Caroline married Lou Sievert, Josephine married Fred Gaul and Frank married Rose Seivert.
Clem lost his first wife Elizabeth Krogman on April 17, 1894. There were three children born to this marriage. Clem then married Susan Wingen and with this marriage three children were born.
After Clem lost his wife Elizabeth, he felt he needed a wife to help raise the children. A friend told him of a girl that lived near Salem, South Dakota who was 22 years of age and still single. So, with the help of the friend, Clem wrote to Susan and asks her to marry him. Susan agreed and it was arranged that Clem would buy the trousseau. He rode a horse and buggy from Ashton to Salem. They were married on November 14, 1895.
Clem was born on September 11, 1858 in Steinfeld, Germany, Province of Oldenburg. Elizabeth was born on November 01, 1868. The place of her birth is unknown. Susan was born on August 01, 1873 in Richfield, Wisconsin.
Clem died on December 01, 1940. Susan died on December 09, 1934. Both are buried in ST Mary’s Cemetery, Remsen, Plymouth County, Iowa. Elizabeth died at an early age of 25 years and is buried in ST Mary’s Cemetery, Ashton, Iowa.
FRED AND JOSEPHINE’S FAMILY
When Fred was a young man he played saxophone with a small group band. The band would play for weddings, holiday celebrations, etc. in towns around Northwest Iowa. At one of these events, while the band was playing, Fred saw an attractive young lady at the dance. He handed his sax to a fellow band member and said he had to dance with that young lady. The rest is history.
Fred and Josephine were married February 07, 1927 in Remsen, Iowa. From this marriage nine children were born, three girls and six boys.
Ardene Catherine Gaul
Ardene, the oldest of the nine children, was fourteen years of age when her mother, Josephine, passed away. This put great pressure on her as well as other members of the family.
Ardene married Marion Fredrick Hindt of Little Rock, Lyon County, Iowa. They have four children:
Mary Jo married Griff William Lavik from Settle, Washington.
Steve Allen married Lori Kathleen Kjos from Richfield, Minnesota. They have two children:
· Nicholas Allen Hindt
· Tracy Robert Hindt
Linda Ann married Kevin Frank Bottorff from Webster, Keokuk County, Iowa. They have two children:
· Danielle Cathryn Bottorff
· Kieler Kenneth Bottorff
Richard Douglas married Dorothy Delaney from Bloomington, Minnesota. They have two children:
· Erin Elizabeth Hindt
· Kelly Ann Hindt
Merlyn Nicholas Gaul
Mick married Patricia Marie Wimmer of Ashton, Osceola County, Iowa.
They have four children:
1. Gerald Lee married Holly Lynn Ritland from Burlington, Vermont. They have three children:
· Katherine Alberta Ritland Gaul
· Laura Margaret Ritland Gaul
· Nathan Gerald Ritland Gaul
Keith Wayne married Susan Ann Nordenstedt from San Francisco, California. They have one child:
· Nicholas Wayne Gaul
Judith Kay married John Walter Bird from Palo Alto, California. They have two children:
· Rebecca Marie Bird
· Kyle Clayton Bird
Alan Joseph married Charlene Marie Hanson from San Pablo, California. They have two children:
· JuliAnne Marie Gaul
· Andrew Jacob Gaul
Paul Peter Gaul
Paul married Patricia Miller from Alton, Sioux County, Iowa. They have seven children:
1. Bruce Allen married Roylene Pearl White from Missoula, Montana. They have two children:
· Rebecca Marie Gaul
· Kristiana Marie Gaul
Catherine Jo married Roy Duane Cranmore from Hamilton, Montana. They have three Children:
· Chase Duane Cranmore married Farah Clevidence from Stevensville, MT. They have one child.
William Duane Cranmore
· Tyrell Paul Cranmore married Tifany Blair Messex from Fort Brigg, California.
· Blake Daniel Cranmore
Karen Kay Gaul. Karen has one child:
· Kameko Montana Lashlee Gaul
Donna Marie married David Antone Fernandez from Oakland, California. They have three children:
· Nicole Dianne Fernandez
· Toni Marie Fernandez
· Teresa Ann Fernandez
Laura Jean married James Andrew Nozell from Hamilton, Montana. They have two children:
· Christopher Rae Nozell
· Andrew James Nozell
Laura then married Randal “ED” Tippett from Pontiac, Michigan. They have one child:
· Mathew John Tippett
Darla Kay married James Dayle Dorry from Mountain Homes, Idaho. They have five children:
· Scott Michael Dorry
· Sarah Marie Dorry
· John James Dorry
· Kaitlyn Dorry
· Ryan James Dorry
Janet Lynn married Dennis William Fogel from Portland, Oregon. They have three children:
· Emily Ceclia Fogel
· Kristin Rene Fogel
· Macie Jo Fogel
Elizabeth Ann Gaul
Betty married Ralph Harold Larson from Curlew, Palo Alto County, Iowa. They have four children:
1. Deborah Kae married David Patrick Breuer from Sheldon, O’Brien County, Iowa. They have three children:
· Nathan Daniel Breuer
· Aaron Joseph Breuer
· Abby Elizabeth Breuer
Diana Kea married James Martin Carlin from Omaha, Nebraska. They have three children:
· Amber Christine Carlin married Bradley Martin Worth, from Victoria, B.C. Canada.
· Ryan James Carlin
· Jason Anthony Carlin
3. David Keith married Stephanie Aileen Angleton from Richmond, Virginia. They have three children:
· Brittany Christine Larson
· Courtney Elizabeth Larson
· Tyler Daniel Larson
4. Daniel Kevin married Rene’ Allison Morris from Aliance, Nebraska. They have three children:
· Rock Allen Larson
· Seth David Larson
· Kalie Nicole Larson
Daniel then married Kerry Lynn Kaura Kirkland of Omaha, Nebraska. They have three children:
· Patrick Kirkland
· Kaley Kirkland
· Rylee Larson
Thomas Frank Gaul
Tom married LaVonne Bertha Paskert from LeMars, Plymouth County, Iowa. They have two children:
1. LeAnne Marie married Donald John Vitito from South Sioux City, Nebraska. They have two children:
· Michael John Vitito
· Sara Marie Vitito
Jolynn Marie married James Leroy Curbeam from Omaha, Nebraska. They have two children:
· Alexander James Curbeam
· Olivia Rae Curbeam
Patricia Catherine Gaul
Pat married Bernard Lee Ruppert from Linsay, Platte County, Nebraska. They have seven children:
Susanne Agnus married Ronald Jeffery Veskma from Madison, Madison County, Nebraska. They had three children:
Tragedy struck this family in the year of 2003. Susanne and Ron lost two of their children, Sarah Kay and Wade Louis, in an auto accident.
· Hannah Sue Veskma
Deborah Elizabeth married Dean Irvin Bove from Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska. One child was born to this marriage.
Tragedy also struck this family. Dean died at the age of 39 years.
Deb married James Brian Livingston from Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa. They have one child:
· Courtney Ruth Livingston
Michael Leroy married Gretchen Pearson from Madison, Madison County, Nebraska. Michael has two children:
· Joshua Michael Ruppert
· Tori Ruppert
Douglas Fredrick married Cheri Lou LeGate from Tiden, Norfolk County, Nebraska. They have three children:
· Shane Douglas Ruppert
· Austin Lee Ruppert
· Ryan Ruppert
Kathleen Theresa married Paul A. Brakhage from Plymouth, Jefferson County, Nebraska. They have one child:
· Amanda Catherine Brakhage.
Carolyn Janice Ruppert
Bernard Matthies married Jessica Lynn Preusker from Wayne, Wayne County, Nebraska.
Robert Martin Gaul
Bob married Shirley Ann Kendall of Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota. They have three children:
1. Vickie Lynn married Richard Allan Weitzner from Red Bank, New Jersey. They have two children:
· Aaron Louis Weitzner
· Claire Elizabeth Weitzner
Shari Lee married Johnny S. Tureaud from Detroit, Michigan. They have three children:
· Dominick Aloysius Tureaud
· Liam Robert Tureaud
· Johnny Franklin Tureaud
Kimberly Ann married Eric Torgerson from Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. They have two children:
· Jordan Lindi Torgerson
· Peyton Lane Torgerson
Richard Lambert Gaul
Dick married Janice Smith from LeMars, Plymouth County, Iowa. They have three children:
1. Mark Thomas married Maxine Hilary Grote from Portsmouth, Shelby County, Iowa. They have two children:
· Mathew Daniel Gaul
· Richard James Gaul
Teresa Rae married Michael Pearson from Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa. They have three children:
· Christopher Richard Pearson
· Alexander Michael Pearson
· Nathaniel Reed Pearson
Julie Ann married Matthew Lee Fedders from LeMars, Plymouth County, Iowa. They have two children:
· Hunter Lee Fedders
· Sophie Marie Fedders
William Ambrose Gaul
Bill, the youngest member of the family, was just two years old when his mother, Josephine, passed away.
Bill married Diane Marie Schriber from Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. They have two children:
1. Cherly Ann married Roberto Enrique Aquilar from California. They have one child:
· Cadance Jen’e Aquilar
2. William Ambrose Gaul, JR.