Today I share with you a family photograph of the Leuenberger family, taken about 1891 or 1892, in Solon, Johnson County, Iowa. These are Ritchey’s great-great-grandparents, Jacob Leuenberger, born in Switzerland about 1829, and Margarite Streich, also born in Switzerland August 7, 1845. The couple raised a family […]
When Ritchey and I visited Oakland Cemetery in Johnson County, Iowa, about fifteen years ago, we were mainly interested in his Hertz and Leuenberger families. But there was one stone that caught my eye – that of Martha Jolly who died at the age of 100 years, almost […]
This is a very special photo I share with you today – I can identify those in the photo – and they are related to Ritchey! Rosa Leuenberger, Ritchey’s great-grandmother, is the bridesmaid in this photo. She’s very beautiful, isn’t she, very fine features. Her brother, John, is […]
May I present Rosa Leuenberger and George Edwin Hertz, my husband’s great-grandparents! Rosa’s parents were Jacob Leuenberger and Margarite Streich, both born in Switzerland. George’s parents were Henry Hertz and Amelia Florentine Probst, both born in Germany. Rosa was born March 31, 1876, and George, November 21, 1867, […]
Esther Myra Hertz, Ritchey’s grandmother, led a tragic, short life. She was the daughter of George Edwin Hertz and Rosa Leuenberger of Solon, Johnson County, Iowa. Her paternal grandparents were Henry Hertz and Amelia Florentina Probst; and maternal grandparents were Jacob Leuenberger and Margarite Streich. George Hertz and […]
George Edwin Hertz was born 146 years ago – November 21, 1867 – in Johnson County, Iowa. George was the son of Henry Hertz and Amelia Florentina Probst. He married Rosa Leuenberger in 1898. George and Rosa had 2 children: Harold and Esther Myra Hertz.
Family Group Sheet for Henry Hertz Husband: Henry Hertz Birth: 09 Jan 1824 in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany Death: 29 Apr 1904 in Johnson Co., Iowa Burial: 02 May 1904 in Oakland Cemetery, Solon, Iowa Mother: Christine Heydt Father: Johann Daniel Hertz Wife: Amelia Florentina Probst Birth: 1834 in […]
Esther Myra Hertz was born 112 years ago – October 22, 1901 – in Johnson County, Iowa. Esther was the daughter of George Edwin Hertz and Rosa Leuenberger. She married James E. Jolly about 1921. Esther and James had one son: Rex Edwin Jolly (later adopted by the […]
Harold Hertz was born 114 years ago – October 1, 1899 – in Johnson County, Iowa. Harold was the son of George E. Hertz and Rosa Leuenberger. I have no information about marriage or children. Harold’s sister was Esther Myra Hertz.
Margarite Streich Leuenberger died 102 years ago – August 14, 1911 – in Johnson County, Iowa. Margarite was born August 7, 1845, in Switzerland. She married Jacob Leuenberger May 27, 1869, in Johnson County. Together they had 9 children: Rosa, Mary, Ellen, John, Maggie, Lavina, Will, Delvie and […]