Note for: Russell Frederick Gerling, 28 MAY 1916 - 27 SEP 1993 Index
CHILDREN'S NAMES CAME FROM MABEL (GERLING) WEISHAIR
Note for: Ruth Hartman, 1920 - 1997 Index
My wife's line is the Russell Gerling/Ruth
Note for: Stella E. Gerling, 8 SEP 1896 - Index
IS THIS THE CORRECT STELLA THAT MARRIED HARRY W. RICHARDSON ?
MARRIAGE WITNESSES- HATTIE JOHNSON, ROY E. GERLING. REVEREND
DAVID L. JENKINS
Note for: Thelma Gerling, ABT 1917 - Index
Note for: Wilhelm Heinrich Gerling, 25 SEP 1869 - Index
Type: Fact 3 (2)
Date: 15 JUL 1869
Place: St. Stephens Church, Milwaukee, WIIndividual Note:
WORKED AT ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT. DIED FROM KIDNEY TROUBLE.
WILLIAM AND ADA MUST OF LOST ONE CHILD. 1910 CENSUS SHOWS ADA AS
THE MOTHER OF FOUR, AND THREE LIVING. WILLIAM'S MIDDLE INITIAL
MAY BE "H."
MARRIAGE WITNESSES- LAURA MAN, CLARAUCE AYERS, MARY SIBELL, MAY
PASTOR - A. BARTZ. TODD CO. MN.
1895 MN State Census
Gerling,William H.35 y 7 mWI Ger Ger Engineer
Ada25 y 3 mWI IL IN
Estella8 y 8 mMN WI WI
Pearl7 y 2 mMN WI WI
Todd Co. 1910, Long Prairie MN, Federal Census
1. Gerling Wm Head 40 Wisconsin Germany Germany
2. Ada wife 30 Minnesota Illinois PA.
3. Stella dau. 13 Minnesota Wis. Minnesota
4. Pearl dau. 12 Minnesota Wis. Minnesota
5. Jessie son 9 Minnesota Wis. Minnesota
Occupation #1 Electrician at electric power plant
Note for: Lampert Gerling, - Index
Are these Gerlings related to John Gerhard Gerling and spouse
Amelia (Zibell) Gerling, who married in St. Stephens Lutheran, Milwaulkee, WI.,
on November 23, 1867???
Ancestry.com Image 541 of 749
State: WI Year: 1850
County: Milwaukee County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: Oak Creek Page: 440
Database: WI 1850 Federal Census Index
Gerling, John 40 Germany (farmer) Value of Real Estate $800.
Elspeth 35 Germany
John 10 Wis
Barney 8 Wis
Henry 7 Wis
Hiram 6 Wis
George 2 Wis
Note for: Daney William Beach, 4 AUG 1894 - 6 SEP 1967 Index
WAGR CO.B 31 ENGINEERS WW1
WENT INTO ARMY IN APRIL 25TH 1918 AND CAME HOME IN JUNE 18TH
1919. HE SERVED IN THE 313 ENGINEERS HEADQUARTERS.(WAG. DANEY W.
SERVICE THROUGH ERICKSON FUNERAL CHAPEL, NEVIS, MN. *RELATIVES
LISTED ON FUNERAL REGISTER ARE MRS. ALICE HOLT, LONG PRAIRIE,MR.&
MRS. WILLIE DAVIS, EAGLE BEND, MN.- MR.& MRS. HAROLD
BAUERNFEIND,FAIRBAULT MN.- ALSO LISTED IS A MR. AND MRS. GEORGE
BEACH, BUT NOT UNDER RELATIVE SECTION, AND NO TOWN LISTED.
(COULDN'T FIND DANEY'S BIRTH RECORD AT THE LONG PRAIRIE
Name: DANEY WILLIAM BEACH
Birth Date: 08/04/1894 00:00:00
Death Date: 09/06/1967 00:00:00
Death Place: HUBBARD
State File Number: 022531
Mother's Maiden Name: GANLING (Girling)
DANEY BEACH 4 Aug 1894 Sep 1967 56433 (Nevis, Hubbard, MN
SSN 473-62-5594 Minnesota
1930 Akeley, Hubbard Co. MN
Beach, Daney W. 35
Millie E. 31
Fred H. 9
Note for: Debra Joanne Beach, 1 JUN 1960 - Index
VETERINARIAN TECHNICIAN STUDENT AT BEL AIR COLLEGE IN DENVER
Note for: Edith Emily Beach, 22 FEB 1902 - 16 JUL 1968 Index
FUNERAL SERVICES AT MASON MEMORIAL CONGREGATIONAL
CASKET BEARERS- HAROLD SAVALJA, GORDON JOHNSON, MAHLON
SWENTKOFSKE, HAROLD NAGELEISEN,ED HENRICKSON,FRED GREEN
Note for: Elton John Green, 14 FEB 1928 - 23 OCT 1999 Index
BORN AT HOME
The Story -
Elton was born on the 14th of February, 1928, to Frederick Arthur and Beatrice Isabel (Dilts) Green, at the family's home in White Bear Lake, Ramsey Co. MN. It must have been an extra special day to Fred and Bea, to have their first child born on Valentine's Day
In 1931, Fred, Bea, and children Elton, Lloyd, and Anna May, moved to Remer, and took up farming. Why the family moved to Remer is "unknown". Perhaps the depression had something to do with it, as there might not have been any jobs available in the "big city". Land was obtained, and a cabin built (link to cabin photo) on the east side of Little Sand Lake, which was about four miles north of Remer.
Back then, and in some cases yet today, farming was more of a way of "existing", rather than an "occupation". The family grew what they could in their garden, kept some cattle for meat and milk, and did some hunting and fishing. Any extra milk was taken to town and sold at the creamery. After a few years, Fred and Bea were tired of just "existing", as they took the opportunity of "greener pastures" elsewhere. Some would say they were part Gypsy. Once they were on the move again, their wandering took them back to White Bear Lake, Minnesota; Globe, Arizona; and Mexico, before finally settling down again "permanantly" in Minnesota in the 1940's.
Fred's natural talents, and "learn on the go" farming skills, developed into mechanical skills. With the advent of Henry Fords $500 dollar cars, and World War II in the horizon, Fred's talents came in handy. He managed to find jobs in Arizona and Mexico as a civilian, helping Uncle Sam in the war effort.
The 1940's found the Fred Green family back in Remer. Once again, I'm not sure of the "lure", but farming was the calling again. After working for "Uncle", Fred probably wanted to be his "own boss " This time, land was obtained in a new location, close to Big Sand Lake, about two miles west of Remer. Another little cabin was built, along what is now refered to as the "Skunk Road". Perhaps it was Bea and the evolving of the "Women's Sufferage" movement, or perhaps Bea just "plain suffered" enough, as the family soon moved down the road a little ways, into an actual "house". Bea didn't move into a fairy tale "dream house" however, as I heard the story of Bea naming the wood heating barrel stove, "The Black Bastard". Seems the stove pipe decided to fall apart wilst many loaves of fresh baked bread were setting out to cool.
Elton, our main character, was growing up fast. Even today, Remer has a hard time "holding" the attentions of many a young man. To "See the World", or Stare at the "ass end" of a cow for life ....... It wasn't a hard choice for Elton to "move on". Join the Army, and get a free ride out of town, was the plan. Elton, and his little brother Lloyd, a.k.a. as "Skee", were gone quicker than a Minnesota summer. Elton and Skee spent time together in Boot Camp, and then the Army sent them their separate ways. Elton was off to Fort Brag, Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Elton's interest in Remer were not entirely forgotten, as he left a pretty little girl behind. Violet Hicks was her name. Elton was taking "no chances" on those "Southern Girls", so he asked Vi for her hand in marriage before leaving Remer. Violet said yes..... She wanted a "man of the world " and adventure ..... not playing second fiddle to some "farmer Brown" in Remer. Vi was soon on a train with her girlfriend, and maid of honor, to wed the newly settled Elton in North Carolina. (link to marriage certificate) A visit to a little chapel was soon arranged upon Vi's arrival, and Elton and Vi were "Man and Wife". They soon were established, and set up in their very own trailer-house. (link to trailer photo) Taj Mah Hall it wasn't, but it was a cozy start, to over 50 years of marriage.
Name Birth Death Last Residence Last Benefit SSN Issued
ELTON GREEN 14 Feb 1928 23 Oct 1999 56672 (Remer, Cass, MN) (none specified) 527-22-5117 Arizona
Note for: Fred Helmer Beach, 30 SEP 1920 - Index
GRAD. AKELEY 1939
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Note for: Frederick Arthur Beach, 23 AUG 1870 - 24 SEP 1939 Index
Akeley Herald newspaper, dated October 8, 1925, has, under
"Local News Notes".....
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beach and children have moved to their new
home on West Broadway.
Akeley Herald Tribune, April 22, 1926
Mrs. Fred Beach is visiting with her mother, Mrs. E. Gerling,
at Long Prairie.
Akeley Herald Tribune, Nov, 27 1930
Mrs. Donald Bradt and daughter Donna Belle, of Williston,
N. D., are visiting at the Fred Beach Home.
Akeley Herald Tribune, Sept. 28, 1939
Fred Beach Stricken
The village people were shocked Sunday morning to
learn of the sudden death of Fred Beach, of
heart failure, shortly after building
the morning fire, as was his custom. Mr. Beach
was slowly recovering from an extended illness. Services
were held at the M. E. church, Tuesday afternoon
at 2:00 o'clock, the Rev. Charles
Swindells, of Laporte, officiating.
There were a profusion of flowers as silent messenters of
esteem and love. Interment was made
at Akeley cemetery.
Mr. Beach was born at Lima, Ohio, August 23, 1869, and
died Sept. 24, 1939. Was married to Lucile Gerling in 1893,
at Long Prairie. The family resided at Nevis before coming to
Akeley in 1917. The decedent is survived by his wife and the following children:
Daney Beach, Arlie, Robert, of Akeley; William, of Isanti; Mrs.
Thos. Hicks, of Remer, and Mrs. Donald
Bradt, of Akeley; also 10 grandchildren.
MARRIED ON A THURSDAY
FREDERICK AND SONS ARLIE, WILLIAM, ROBERT, WORKED AT AKELEY
SAWMILL AS SHOWN BY 1920 CENSUS IN AKELEY MUSEUM. FRED CAME FROM
THE LONG PRAIRIE AREA, AND LIVED IN NEVIS BEFORE MOVING TO
(FROM RAYMOND BEACH) -
FREDERICKS FATHER CAME FROM ENGLAND TO AKRON,
OHIO AROUND THE YEAR 1873, WITH HIS WIFE WHOSE PARENTS WERE FROM
IRELAND. IN AKRON, OHIO THEY HAD THREE CHILDREN: FRANCI, GEORGE,
AND FRED. THEY FARMED BUT ONLY ENOUGH TO HAVE AMPLE FOOD TO LIVE
ON. THE FATHER WAS A TRAVELING PREACHER. HE TRAVELED THROUGHOUT
OHIO, AND WOULD SOMETIMES GO AS FAR AS MINNESOTA TO PREACH THE
GOSPEL. HE WOULD BE AWAY FOR MONTHS AT A TIME, WHICH MADE LIFE
EXTREMELY HARD ON THE FAMILY. WHEN THE BOYS WERE IN THEIR EARLY
TEENS THEIR PARENTS SEPARATED, AND THEIR FATHER WAS NEVER SEEN
AGAIN. THE BOYS WITH THEIR MOTHER TRAVELED ON TO MINNESOTA IN
HOPES OF FINDING BETTER FARMING LAND. THEY SETTLED ALONG THE LONG
PRAIRIE RIVER IN LONG PRAIRIE. GEORGE AND FRANCI BECAME FARMERS.
FRED BEGAN WORK AS A STEAM ENGINEER IN A SAWMILL IN ABOUT 1894.
FRED MET AND MARRIED LUCY GERLING IN LONG PRAIRIE.
IN 1904 FRED DECIDED TO MOVE TO NEVIS, MN. IT WAS A BOOMING
LUMBER TOWN. SO LUCY TOOK THE CHILDREN AHEAD AND CHECKED INTO A
HOTEL TO WAIT FOR FRED. WILLIAM WAS SEVEN YEARS OLD AT THIS TIME,
AND REMEMBERS THE HOTEL KEEPER SAYING "THE LUMBERJACKS WON'T HURT
YOU". IT TOOK FRED THREE DAYS TO DRIVE HIS HORSE AND BUGGY THE
NINETY MILES FROM LONG PRAIRIE TO NEVIS. THE FAMILY STAYED IN
NEVIS UNTIL 1916, AND THEN MOVED TO AKELEY.
MARRIAGE WITNESSES- EMMA GERLING, WILLIAM A. MAHER. JP- Z.V.
LUCY HAD HER PARENTS CONSENT TO GET MARRIED.(UNDERAGE)
ON WILLIAM'S BIRTH RECORD, FRED BEACH IS STEAM ENGINEER, BORN IN
THEIR HOUSE IN AKELEY MN WAS KNOWN AS THE "HUNTER HOUSE"
(DARLENE BRADT CHILDS)
P.S.- I KNOW NOW THAT PETER BEACH WAS BORN IN OHIO, AND WAS THE
SON OF WILLIAM BEACH, B.CIRCA 1797 IN N.J, AND OF ELIZABETH HUGHES.
Name: Peter BEACH
Estimated birth year: <1836>
Home in 1880: Wall Lake, Sac, Iowa
Marital status: Married
Head of household: Peter BEACH
Father's birthplace: NJ
Mother's birthplace: PA
Beach, Peter 44 OH NJ PA farmer
Emily R. 39 OH MD MD keeping house
Judson E. 21 OH OH OH helps on farm
Francis M. 19 OH OH OH helps on farm
George W. 15 IN OH OH herder
Viola J.? 13? IN OH OH at school
Freddie 10 IN OH OH at school
Myrtle I. or J.? 7 OH OH OH
Census Date: 1895
Name: William Beach
Birth Location: Indiana
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869
1900 Todd County MN
BurleenTwp, 6 June 1900
ED 186, Sheet 1
Beach, Fred b. 1880 age 20 IA, OH, OH Day Laborer
Lucy G. b. 1878 age 21 MN, Ger, WI
Daney b. 1893 age 6 MN, IA, MN
Arley b. 1896 age 4 MN, IA, MN
William b. 1898 age 2 MN, IA, MN
1905 State Census, Nevis Twp, Hubbard Co. MN
1920 Akeley Township, Hubbard Co. MN, Federal Census
Born Father Mother
1. Beach Frededrick Head 49 Ohio Ohio Ohio
2. Lucile Wife 45 Minn. Ger. Wis.
3. Arlie son 23 Minn. Ohio Minn.
4. William son 22 Minn. Ohio Minn.
5. Robert son 20 Minn. Ohio Minn.
6. Edith dau. 18 Minn. Ohio Minn.
7. Violet dau. 13 Minn. Ohio Minn.
Occupation #1, 3, 4, 5 - sawmill, #2, 6, 7, ?
1930 Hubbard Co. MN
Akeley, Marie Avenue
Beach, Fred A. 62 OH OH Maine
Luciell D. 52 Wis, Berlin Germany, Wisconsin
Robert F. 29 MN
Date of Death: 09/24/1939
County of Death: HUBBARD
Note for: Gary Michael Beach, 21 NOV 1955 - Index
Note for: Linda Cheryl Beach, 18 SEP 1952 - Index
LINDA IS AN INTERIOR DESIGNER WITH ETHAN ALLEN. THEIR CHILDREN
ARE BOTH IN COLLEGE PRESENTLY, BRETT IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, AND
STACI IN COMMUNICATIONS.