Josephine Hildegard Schindler
Obituary-The Neligh News and Leader-November 22, 1990
JOSEPHINE HILDEGARD SCHINDLER ROTERT
Funeral services were held for Josephine Hildegard Rotert in Elgin, Nebraska. Josephine Hildegard Schindler at Deloit on October 25, 1903 to Ferdinand and Elizabeth Latzel Schindler and died at Norfolk, Nebraska on November 15, 1990. She grew to womanhood on her parents farm and graduated from Elgin High School in 1923. While in high school she took normal training and after graduating, she taught rural school for several years. She married Anthony Rotert on December 29, 1925 in Elgin. The couple farmed all of their life in the Elgin area. Anthony died on May 5, 1959. Survivors include two sons, Jerome and William; three daughters, Marilyn Koch, Cheryl O'Neill and Joyce McKenna; 11 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one sister, Clara Kerkman. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Maurice, eight brothers and three sisters. Burial was in the St Boniface Cemetery in Elgin, Nebraska.
Joseph L (Jack) Schindler
Went by "Jack". Date of death shown as May 7 1984 in Josephine Rotert papers.
Farmed at Ewing NE in Holt Co.
Obituary-The Neligh News and Leader-July 11, 1984
JOSEPH LEO SCHINDLER
Funeral services were held July 9, 1984 for Joseph Leo Schindler. Joseph Leo Schindler was born near Ewing, Nebraska on April 2, 1905 to Ferdinand and Elizabeth Latzel Schindler and died on July 5, 1984 at his home in Neligh, Nebraska. He grew to manhood on the farm southwest of Ewing and received his schooling in rural schools. On June 17, 1939 he married Marjorie Ellen Christiansen of Ewing. This couple farmed and ranched most of their life before moving to Neligh. He was preceded in death by his parents, three grandchildren, five brothers, one in infancy, Rudy, George, Bruno and Adolph; and two sisters, Anna Bernt and Elizabeth Schindler. Survivors include his wife, two sons, Maurice and Joseph J; three daughters, Patricia Charf, Elizabeth Gibson and Darlene Schmidt; 23 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Fred and Otto; three sisters, Mary Werning, Josephine Rotert and Clara Kerkman. Burial was in St Anthony's Cemetery.
Marjorie Ellen Christiansen
DWS from Elgin Review 26 Oct 2005
"Services held at Ewing for Marjorie Schindler, 85
Marjorie Ellen Schindler, 85, daughter of John and Celia (Rasmussen) Christiansen, was born at Plainview, NE, Feb. 23, 1920, and died at the Neligh Nursing Center, Neligh, on Oct. 20, 2005.
She grew to womanhood on her parents' farm, attended rural school and graduated from Plainview High School with the class of 1937. After graduation, she taught for one year in a rural school near Chambers.
On June 17, 1939, at St. John's Catholic Church southwest of Clearwater, she married Joseph L. "Jack" Schindler. The couple farmed and ranched in the area until 1972, when they sold the farm and moved to a home south of Knievel's Corner south of Ewing. Marjorie managed Knievel's Store until they retired to a home in Neligh in 1983, where Jack died in 1984. Marjorie then moved to Ewing, where she lived until 2003. She became a resident of a nursing home in Omaha until recently, when she moved to the Neligh Nursing Center.
Marjorie enjoyed caring for a large garden, and also attended many ceramics classes. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and its Altar Society.
Survivors include three daughters and spouses, Patricia and Lanny Charf and Elizabeth and Mike Warren, all of Omaha, and Darlene and Jim Schmidt of Kennard, NE; two sons, Maurice of Texas and Jake and wife Carolyn of Ewing; 23 grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren; nine great great grandchildren; two brothers, Norman and Jack, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; one sister, Dorothy Hubel; one brother, Delbert, and three grandchildren, Kenneth Charf, Charity Schmidt and John Paul Schindler.
Funeral services were held Monday morning, Oct. 24, in St. Peter's Catholic Church in Ewing with the Rev. William Safranek, pastor, officiating. Music was furnished by the combined choirs of St. Peter's and St. John's Churches.
Interment was in St. Anthony's Cemetery southwest of Ewing with Kurt Gibson, Tim Charf, Brad Schmidt, and Steve, Scott and Jason Schindler serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Bart and Tony Schindler, Leonard, John and Tom Charf, and Troy Schmidt."
Adolph B Schindler
Josephine Schindler Rotert has marriage as 20 Feb 1936
Dolly Klein Schindler provided to DWS as 18 Feb 1936
Antelope County marriages on rootsweb has 18 Feb 1936
Otto Lambert Schindler
OBIT From "Elgin Review":
"Otto Lambert Schindler, son of Ferdinand and Elizabeth (Latzel) Schindler,
was born in Holt Co, Sept. 17, 1908, and died at Immanuel Hospital, Omaha,
Sept 19, 1989, at the age of 81 years and two days.
Otto attended rural schools, graduating from Elgin High School in 1928, and
attended a business college in Omaha for two years. He worked in a bank at
Williams, MN, for 1 1/2 years before moving to California. He afterwards worked
at the Omaha Stockyards for several years. He was a partner in the Schindler
Cattle Company from 1937 to 1950.
On May 24, 1941, at Lincoln, he was united in marriage with Mary Velda Dwyer
of Elgin. They made their home at Crawford from 1942 to 1945, where Otto served
in the Army during World War II. After the war, they moved back to Elgin, where
Otto was engaged in farming and livestock raising.
Otto was a member of St. Boniface Church, St. Boniface Council #2411 Knights
of Columbus, and American Legion Post 229 at Elgin.
Survivors include his wife, Velda of Elgin; two sons; Thomas of Elgin and
Jerome of Troy, MI; one daughter; Mrs. Dennis (Karen) Cahoy of Tucson, AZ;
three grandchildren, one great grandchild, and two sisters; Josephine Rotert of
Norfolk and Mrs. Tony (Clara) Kerkman of Shelby.
He was preceeded in death by his parents; six brothers; Fred, George, Rudy,
Jack, Bruno, and Adolph; and three sisters; Anna Burnt, Mary Werning and
Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, from St.
Boniface Catholic Church with Rev. Frederic Schindler and Rev. Kenneth Potts
Interment was in the St. Boniface Cemetery with Tyrone and Eric Schindler,
Gail Fritz, Delbert Schumacher, Delbert Bode and Dave Sullivan serving as
Obituary-Neligh News and Leader-September 27, 1989
OTTO L SCHINDLER
Abridged: Otto L Schindler of Elgin, died September 19, 1989 at Immanuel Lutheran Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Burial was in the St Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Elgin. Otto Schindler was the son of Ferdinand and Elizabeth Latzel Schindler. He was born on September 17, 1908 in Holt Co, Nebraska. He attended rural school and graduated from Elgin High School and attended business college in Omaha. He worked at a bank in Williams, Minnesota before moving to California. Mr Schindler also worked at the Omaha stockyards and was associated with his brother in the Schindler Cattle Company from 1937 to the early 1950's. He served with the U. S. Army at Fort Robinson, Nebraska during WWII.
On May 24, 1941 he married Mary Velda Dwyer of Elgin. They lived in Crawford, Nebraska until after the war when they moved to Elgin. He was a member of the St Boniface Catholic Church and American Legon Post 229. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and three sisters. Survivors include his wife, two sons, Thomas of Elgin and Jerome of Troy, Michigan, a daughter, Mrs Dennis (Karen) Cahoy of Tucson, Arizona, three grandchildren, one great grandchild and two sisters, Josephine Rotert of Norfolk and Mrs Tony (Clara) Kerkman of Shelby.
Mary Velda Dwyer
Obit from Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001 • The Elgin Review
Services held Monday for M. Velda Schindler, 86
Mary Velda Schindler, 86, daughter of Matthew and Grace (Mignery) Dwyer, was born in Wheeler County on Dec. 12, 1914, and died at the Neligh Nursing Center, Neligh, NE, Aug. 16, 2001.
She grew to womanhood on the Dwyer Ranch in Wheeler Co, attended the rural school, and graduated from the Spalding Academy at Spalding. She also attended Kearney State,and Wayne State Colleges. She taught rural schools in the Ewing area for several years.
On May 24, 1941, at Lincoln, she was united in marriage with Otto L. Schindler of Elgin. During World War II, they made their home at Crawford, NE, where Otto was stationed at Ft. Robinson Remount Sta tion from 1942-1945. After the war, they returned to Elgin, where he was in the farming and livestock business. After her husband's death on Sept. 19, 1989, Velda continued to live on the farm until moving to her home in Elgin. She became a resident of the nursing center in September of 2000.
Velda was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and its Altar Society, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 229 and the Hobby Club, all at Elgin.
Survivors include one daughter, Karen Cahoy of Colorado Springs, CO; two sons and wives, Thomas and Sylvia of Elgin, and Jerome and Myra of Troy, MI; three grandchildren, Eric, Tyrone and Ericka Schindler; two brothers, Paul and Leo Dwyer, both of Elgin; two great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, and one sister, Pauline Golden. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at St. Boniface Church with Rev. Thomas Bauwens, pastor, officiat ing. Music was furnished by the St. Boniface Choir. Interment was in the St. Boniface Cemetery with Eric and Tyrone Schindler, Mike and Matt Dwyer, Maynard Pelster and Leroy Schindler serving as casket bearers.
Anthony Aloysius Kerkman
Farmed at Shelby Nebraska
Lived at Shelby NE.
DWS: from WFT Vol 143 Tree # 326
Judith Elizabeth Kerkman
Graduated from St Francis School of Nursing, Grand Island, NE and received her bachelor's degree from Duchesne College of Omaha,NE. She was a registered nurse at St Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO at the time of her death.
DWS: Lambert Schindler papers from Dina (Schindler) Lautenschlager:
and research by Josephine Schindler Rotert.
Deutsch-haus, (or Deutschhause) Austria is now known as Huzova, Czech Republic.
The following from Gertrude Schindler great granddaughter of Joseph Schindler to Fr Frederic :
" The house of birth of Konstant, Joseph and Francziska, Deutschhause No 168 burned down in 1895. There remained only the old reserved house which stood beside the house of Joseph Schindler's No 171. Joseph managed the estate of Antonia Bock Schindler until 1908 then the estate was sold in the name of the American relatives to John Klos.
Konstant whose widow went to America, died rather young and very suddenly. He had a law suit. He frequently went to Sternberg to a lawyer, caught pneumonia and died. His widow Antonia had taken a dislike for the life in this country s she, her mother Josephine Bock and Antonia's 5 children went to America.
Joseph was the father of 5 children. He was married to Antonia Badstieber. Their son, Konstant married Antonia Blumresinger of Vienna, where he was an officer of criminal police. They had one daughter Gertrude, who is an official of surveying. She is married to Joseph Ruzicka, who has an art store in Vienna. When her American relatives of the Ferdinand Schindler line, namely Father Frederic and his father Fred Schindler, also Ann and Judy Kerkman, daughters of Clara Schindler Kerkman visited her in Vienna, she related this story and added ' I am not surprised that you did not meet anybody in Deutschhause. The village in 1946 was evacuated. My tow surviving relatives came to Wurttenburg where they also died. They bore the loss of their homeland very hard. They were already old when they had to leave. My mother was also of Vienna. I Gertrude, was born in Vienna but I was always in Deutschhause during vacation. It was for me a second home. Since the end of the war, I have not been there. Why should I return? The recollection would be too sad.' "
She also wrote the following:
Translation probably by Fr. Frederick from letter written to him by Gertrude.
(Gertrude the last living Schindler in Vienna)
"Vienna, April 26, 1967
Please pardon me that I have not answered your letter before today. I would still like to make some inquiring in Germany in order to give you certificates of the Baptism and Marriage of your grandparents.
I am happy that in America there are so many Schindlers, as you can see from the list, I am the last of the family here.
Konstantin Schindler, whose widow went to America, was the last older brother of my grandfather. My aunt often explained to me his sad history. He died rather young and very suddenly. He had a lawsuit. He had always to go to Sternberg to the lawyer, and because of this he caught pneumonia and died from it. His widow had taken a dislike for the life in the country so she left the country with her children. It grieves me much that only now I have first heard from you: my uncle Florian died in the first part of the year 1956, who knew all, even the details.
The house of Birth, Deutschhause Number 168, burned down in 1895 or 1896. There remained only the old reserved house which stood beside the house of any grandfather's, Deutschhause Number 171. My grandfather managed the estate of his sister-in-law until 1908. Then the estate was sold in the name of the American relatives to John Klos.
I am not surprised that you did not meet anybody in Deutschhause. The village in 1946 was evacuated. The surviving relatives came to Württenberg, where they also died. They bore the loss of their home land very hard. They were already old when they had to leave.
My father, Konstantin Schindler, went in his youth to Vienna. I myself was born in Vienna, but I was always in Deutschhause during vacations and it was for me like a second home. Since the end of the war I have not been there. I do not know why I should return.
I am happy that I could find your address. I asked Mr. Englisch, with whom last year I corresponded about the Schindler origins, and I asked him for your address, but I did not hear any more from him.
I was born in 1923 and I am an official of Surveying. I write German but my knowledge of English is very megre. I hope that you can read my letter.
I would be happy if I have helped you with your request.
Hearty greeting to you and to all the Schindlers in America, from the last living Schindler in Vienna.
( Signed ) Gertrude
I just noticed when re-reading what I wrote that I have forgotten my husband's name. His name is Joseph Ruzicka and has in Vienna an Art Store.
May be spelled Josepha as per papers from Josephine Rotert/Keith Gison.
Research by Josephine Schindler Rotert.
DWS: From Josephine Schindler Rotert papers April 2004 and
Lambert Schindler papers from Dina (Schindler) Lautenschlager:
Also shown as Franzisha
DWS: some papers in the collection show her gest. (death) in 1946 ?? is this a typo?
May of been called Josef.
From Terri Gibson Nielsen to Doug W Schueths email July 2000 regarding a visit to Cech Republic:
"Anyway, back to the vacation.......we first visited the town of Huzova, took lots of pictures of the town, church, and the area where the Schindler house was. Then went to Majuvka, where we got to see the house where Johann Bock was born. Of course it has probably changed appearances many times, but there seems to be a stone wall that was probably from Johannþs time there, it is no longer part of the house/barn but is today used as a walled-in garden type thingy !"
Johann Bock born 3 oct 1810, father Johann Bock (b. 1789) mother Maria Elizabeth Franzlin
from Deutsch-haus. Godparents Johann Joseph Gottwald, single; Johanna Dresslerin.
Baptized by Johann Grun. Midwife Rosa Exlerin.
Maria Anna Bockin b. 17 aug 1812 fathers birth date recorded as 11 jan 1789.
Theresia Bock b. 18 sept 1814 mother recorded as Elizabeth only.
No other siblings recorded up to the end of 1816 or before 1805. There may have been more...
It seems that another family of Bocks where living in the same house (number 24) at the same
time, a Joseph Bock (related ? to the Johann Bock family..maybe an uncle?) wife Rosina
Mayer, children Theresia b. 1806, Eleonora b. 1814 and Johann b. 1816.
There was no parish church in the town of Majuvka, they were attached to the church in the
town of Dvorce, just a few miles away. There, we also took pictures of the church and the
cemetery. There are only a few graves of German families left in this cemetery, no reference
to any of the Bock family there.
Josephine R (Josefa) Langer
SOURC Lambert Schindler papers from Dina (Schindler) Lautenschlager:
Also shown as Josepha.
Came to America with daughter Antonia Schindler to homestead south of
From Rudina (Schindler) Lautenschlager
"Josefa Bock, age 69, the widow of Josef Bock, and her daughter, Antonia (Bock) Schindler, age 40, widow of Konstantine Schindler, with five Schindler children; Amalia 16, Ferdinand 12, Antonia 11, Sophia 8 and Joseph 4, left their peasant holdings to journey to Hamburg, Germany. There, they took the ship "North Star" for Leith, Scotland. From Leith, they traveled over land to Glasgow, where they boarded the S.S.Anchoria for New York and debarked on Oct. 11, 1880.
They came on by train to Columbus, NE to the home of Josefa (Langer) Bock's other daughter, Mrs Ricard (Marie) Rosner. Following a short stay in Columbus and since the most desirable homesteads, near town, were taken by earlier settlers, later comers had to take claims farther out. So, they came on to Neligh, where Antonia worked in a cafe and her children went to school."
From Terri Gibson Nielsen date of death shown: 20 Sep 1892
Albert Benoni Randall
DWS: 1900 Census Deloit Twp, Holt co, Nebr pg 138a
they were neighbors of Joseph and Rosa Schindler and Edward Miller, Hugo and Rosa Latzel.
Randall, Albert age 42, marr 15 yrs, born Jul 1857 Wisc, Fa b. Wisc, Mo. B. Ohio, farmer
Amelia, wife, age 37, born Feb 1863 German Austria as parents were, 5 Ch 5 living, immig 1880
George, son, age 13, born May 1887 Nebr
Clara, dau, 11, born May 1889, Nebr
Eda, dau, 8, born Jul 1891, Nebr
Albert, son, 5, born Oct 1894, Nebr
Arthur, son, 1, born Mar 1899, Nebr
DWS: 1930 Census, part of Justice prcnt, Harris Co, TX 16 Apr 1930
Randall, Albert B, age 71, home val $4000, married at age 26, born Wisconsin, Fa b. VT, Mo b. OH
Amalia, wife, age 67, married at age 22, born Czechoslavakia as were parents
living next to widowed dau Clara Bray and her 2 children. in 1930 Census
DWS: 1870 Census Seneca, Crawford Co, WI 5 July 1870 page 4
Naomi Scranton, age 71 keeping home, born New York
Albert Randall, age 11, attending school, born Wisconsin
Elizabeth Randall, age 2
Was he living with relatives? Were his parents dead?
The previous page 3 has The home for Samuel Allen was dwelling number 18
Samuel Allen farmer age 54 and
Jane age 40
with their 5 children
There is no family 19 dwelling but following after the 5 Allen children is
E Graham who as age 54 a carpenter. Perhaps E Graham was the head of dwelling 19 where the Randall children were living. There is no dwelling 19 listed though dwelling 20 begins after the Randall children on page 4.
DWS: was living in Seneca WI yet in 1890
Name: ALBERT RANDALL
County: Crawford County
Township: E.D. 13 Seneca
Database: WI 1890 Veterans Schedule
Lived at the Ernest Spahn place near Ewing as per "History of Ewing, NE"
Name shown as "Albert Randall" probably correct as also confirmed below.
SOURC Lambert Schindler papers from Dina (Schindler) Lautenschlager:
born in July and died in July ... what year?
Shown as CRANDALL in Cari Thomas gedcom to Doug Schueths 5/21/2000
DWS: from unknown at ancestry.com email@example.com
Name: Alan Benone RANDALL
Given Name: Alan Benone
Birth: in Lynxville, WI USA
Birth: in Lynxville, WI USA
Father: Alan Albert RANDALL
Mother: Ann Graham RANDALL
Marriage 1 Amalia Schindler RANDALL
Married: in Clearwater, NE USA
George Andrew RANDALL b: in Clearwater, NB USA
Albert RANDALL b: in Clearwater, NB USA
Clara RANDALL BRAY b: in Clearwater, NB USA
Edith RANDALL JONES b: in Clearwater, NB USA
Arthur RANDALL b: in Clearwater, NB USA
Anna RANDALL GREGORY b: in Clearwater, NB USA
Dwight Theodore RANDALL b: 1904 in Neleigh, NB USA
Amalia (Mollie) Schindler
SOURC Lambert Schindler papers from Dina (Schindler) Lautenschlager:
Shown also as Amelia Schindler.
married 18 Mar 1885 (probably wrong .. check calendars)
May of died Nov 9th as per Josephine Rotert papers.
Lived in Houston Texas.
Immigrated with her mother from German-Austria (Sudetenland - Czechoslovakia) in 1880
DWS: in The Frontier News (Boyd county, Nebr) from indexing done by Doris Counts
April 23,1885 The Frontier
Married on Wed, the 15th, last, John Cottrell and Ida Brownton. Also on Sat the 18th Albert
Randall and Mollie Schindler.
DWS: is Mar 18 the correct wedding date then? April has a Wed the 15th and the 18th is a Sat which is probably correct vs a March wedding.
Joseph Karl (J K) Thramer
DWS: 1900 census Deloit Twp, Holt co, Nebr pg 137b
Had nine children. Came to America in 1880 with his parents Mr & Mrs Joseph Thramer along with his sisters Mary and Caroline. They first settled at Humphrey, Platte Co, NE, then moved to Ewing in Holt Co, NE where they found free land for homesteading. They lived 11 miles south and 6 miles west of Ewing at the Deloit township.
Dates and places of birth, marriage and death from Mary Alice Funk Dwyer's Family History 1984
DWS: 29 Apr 1930 census Deloit Twp, Holt co, Nebr pg128b
Thramer, Joseph K, head, owned home, age 70 married at age 30, born Austria as were both parents, came to US in 1880, farmer.
Antonia, wife, age 60 married at age 20, born Austria as were both parents, came to US in 1880
Adolph, son age 24 single born Nebr. farm laborer
Laura M, dau age 18 single born Nebr not working
DWS: From Josephine Schindler Rotert papers April 2004
died at farm home at Ewing, NE
From the History of Ewing. Subject was this Joseph K Thramer's father Joseph Thramer immigrant.
Joseph Thramer came from Austria in Europe to America with his wife, son Joseph K. and daughters Mary and Caroline in 1880. They first settled at Humphrey, Nebraska, worked there a while, then heard there was free land in Holt Co, so came up and took a homestead eleven miles south and six miles west of Ewing in Deloit Township. They lived in a sod house. Times were hard, sometimes using corn stalks and hay for fuel to burn. They went as far as the Niobrara River for logs to build with and slips of trees to plant.
Joseph K. Thramer married Antonia Schindler in 1890, The Schindlers had a homestead on the land now owned by Mrs. Rose Wiebel and her son, Joseph. Mary married Joseph Konart and lived in the Cedar Rapids area. Caroline married Albert Rothleutner. They lived in the Deloit and Ewing area having the mill in Ewing and then moved to Douglas, Wyoming.
A telephone company was formed by the neighboring farmers in about 1902 and the first phone was put in the Thramer home. The telephone poles were made from cottonwoods and got the nickname "corn stalk line." Thramers also had a post office in their home called Tonic. The mail came three times a week from Neligh, there were three other post offices on the route known as Vim, Deloit, and Newboro.
Joseph K. and Antonia Thramer had ten children, one dying in infancy. They were Rudy, Joseph A., Tena (Glaser), William, Albin, Leo, Rose (Bradley), Laura Mae (Rosno) and Adolph.
Except for three years from 1903 to 1910 when they moved to Texas, some member of the family has lived on the original homestead and adjoining land at the present, the great-grandchildren."
(Antonia Schindler was the daughter of Konstontin and Antonia (Boch) Schindler).
DWS: She lived in Austria leaving to America with her mother in Sept. 9, 1880.
She then lived in Holt county NE and also in Texas.
She had 557 descendants (includes spouses) as of 6 May 2004 calculation by Doug W Schueths.
According to daughter Laura Mae Rosno' Obit in Elgin Review 1/31/96 they had at least 10 children, 6 boys, 4 girls. Laura was last surviving child.
From Mary Alice Funk Dwyer's Family History 1984 - 1987 Corrections - Recollections from Constantena Thramer Glaser by Harold Glaser
Buried in Miller Cemetery, rural Ewing, Holt county, NE
DWS: From Josephine Schindler Rotert papers April 2004
died at farm home Ewing, NE
Adolph H (Chic) Thramer
From Mary Alice Funk Dwyer's Family History 1984
Josephine Schindler Rotert has his dob as 10 Mar 1919 ??