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Otto Sprockhoff died somewhere in Wisconsin on 25 Oct 1965. He moved to Wisconsin sometime after his wife's death in Lucca, North Dakota. She died in 1942. I have not found anything on him till his death. I would like to know where he is buried. I have looked on find-a-grave a few others but no luck yet.
OK Elizabeth...you are really good at this...you want to try Caroline and Catherine's brother William Goetz? I can tell you what I have if you want to give him a shot. :)
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1930 United States Federal Census Record
Name: Theresa Dorner
Spouse: Anton Dorner
Birth: abt 1873
Residence: 1930 in Plainview, Liberty, Montana
1920 United States Federal Census Record
Birth:abt 1877 in Germany
Residence: School District 8, Chouteau, Montana
1900 United States Federal Census Record
Head of house: Anton Dorner
Birth:Nov 1874 in Germany
Residence: 1900 in Binghamton, Norman, Raritan & Thordenskjold Townships, Barnes, North Dakota
Social Security Death Index Record
Name: Theresa Dorner
Birth: 8 Nov 1873
Death: Nov 1973 in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States of America
A lot of Dorner names there, maybe some of the children. if you search on just the last name:
photo of Anton and Theresa's grave stone:
I just got off the phone with Allen Schoettlin, grandson of Otto and Caroline :) He gave me some inof on his aunts and uncles but didn't know anything about Caroline and very little about Otto.
Otto was not living in Wisconsin when he died, he was there visiting Helen. He remained on the farm till he died.
Apparently Lena died as a young child also, Allen had never heard of her.
My little leaves are poppin like crazy!
Well I thought it was weird that I came up with zip, but one never knows..lol even I get stuck in ant hills! lol glad we could get the ball rolling again.. hehe, anyway sent you a Friend thingy.. will give you my addy that way..above I found Antons and Theresa stone, but no obits.. can't find the right newspaper..drat, bane of my existance! newspapers ;( they all say they have oodles.. like rot they do.., so who was Helen? sometimes I find obits by other peoples names, and not the deceased..isn't that a kick in the shins..but when you think about it if their not in their own backyard so to speak when they pass on, it makes sense that a blurb or obit is listed under the whats news, listing so and so's brother etc passed away.
Your family is like mine,, ghosts who like to hide and keep secrets! Leave it to the Germans, have them myself, maybe thats why I married an Irishman.. lol.. I am so fried at the moment your people couldn't leave footprints any better than mine!
Do you know where in WI Helen and Donald Lived?