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Theodore A. "Ted" Martin, 91, of Evansville, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018 at the Parkview Care Center surrounded by family.
Ted was born March 2, 1927 in Evansville, IN to the late Charles and Josephine (Will) Martin. He was a lifelong dairy farmer and a member of the National Farmer's Organization. After retiring from farming, Ted worked part time at the Dutch Korner. He was a member of St. Wendel Catholic Church and the Knights of St. John at St. Wendel. Ted enjoyed playing clabber, fishing, gardening, coon hunting, was an avid boxing fan.
Surviving Ted are his wife of 31 years, Glenda Cotton Martin; three daughters, Karen Brown of Evansville, Beverly Gish and Pam (Dennis) Stratman, both of St. Wendel; two sons, Randy (Sherdeth) Martin and Greg (Mary) Martin, both of St. Wendel; four stepdaughters, Robin (Steve) Morris, Kim McDowell, Nancy Zinn and Beth (Steve) Scheller; fourteen grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; nine step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Ted was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Catherine "Dolly" Martin in 1985; by sisters, Florentine Brauch, Stella Head, Mary Louise Haller, Margaret Turner Hammonds and Jenny Reneer; by brothers, Andrew Martin, Walter Martin, Lawrence Martin and Paul Martin and by two great granddaughters, Emily and Angel Roper.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, March 23, 2018 at St. Wendel Catholic Church, Rev. Ed Schnur officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Wendel Church Cemetery.
Dennis G. "D.G." Fehrenbacher, 68, of Grand Rivers, Ky., formerly of Evansville, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, at Deaconess Hospital.
Denny was born November 19, 1948, in Evansville, to the late Gilbert and Alberta (Benkert) Fehrenbacher. He retired from Fehrenbacher Cabinet Company; he was the owner and operator of DG Rentals in Grand Rivers, Ky., and was a former teacher at Central High School. Denny was a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vanderburgh County and a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Grand Rivers. He was very active in prison ministry and an active volunteer to benefit Haiti, having made 10 mission trips to Haiti. Denny was a proud member and past-president of the Westside Nut Club. He was an avid golfer and boater and held a marine Captain's license. He also enjoyed traveling back to Germany, the homeland of his ancestors.
Surviving Denny are his daughter, Cori (Joe) Greulich and son, Todd Fehrenbacher, both of Evansville; grandchildren, Clark and Chase Fehrenbacher; sisters, Joan (George) David and Carol (Harvey) Klenck, both of Evansville; Betty (Jerry) David of Bloomington, and Mary Ann (Mark) Miller of Evansville; and brothers, Gary (Ruth Burke) Fehrenbacher and Bob (Mary K.) Fehrenbacher, both of Evansville, and Dr. John (Cindy) Fehrenbacher of Indianapolis, Ind. He also leaves behind a special friend, Claudette Branson; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vanderburgh County, Rev. Eugene Schroeder officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Church Cemetery.
Friends may visit with the family from 2 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street and from 9 a.m. until the time of the mass Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vanderburgh County.
Marvin O. Schmitt, 74, of Haubstadt, Ind., passed away on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, at Heritage Center in Evansville, Ind. He was born on Aug. 3, 1942, in Poseyville, Ind. to the late Joseph and Geneva Ziliak.
Marvin was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Haubstadt, Ind., a member of the Haubstadt Knights of Columbus where he was a past Grand Knight and was a life long member, and the Haubstadt Sommerfest Inc. He attended and graduated from Haubstadt High School. Marvin played softball andUmpired High School Baseball, Softball and Little League Games for 25 years. He was retired from the Emge Meat Packing Co. and the Wilbert Vault Co. After retiring he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and watching them play sports, and participate in school activities. Marvin was a life long Indiana Hoosier and L.A. Dodger Fan.
Besides his parents, Marvin is also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Schmit; and 2 grandchildren, Baby K. and Hannah.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Doris (Dewig) Schmitt, four chidren, Rodney Schmitt, of Evansville, Ind., Russell (Tricia) Schmitt, of Camby, Ind., Rick Schmitt, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Nicolle (Damien) Hurt, of Robards, Ky.; four brothers and two sisters, Eddie Schmitt, of Mt. Carmel, Ill., Ken Schmitt, of New Castle, Ind., Tom Schmitt, of Haubstadt, Ind., Fred Schmitt, of Henderson, Ky., Rose Vincent, of Seaford, Del., and Mary Winiger, of Evansville, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Ericka, Haylee, Kwinten, Kamden, Kooper, Shelby, Wyatt and Tucker; and two great-grandchildren, Marvin and Eva.
A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Habstadt, Ind., Fathers Tony Ernst and Thomas Biju will be co-celebrants. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Stodghill funeral home in Fort Branch, Ind., and again fron 10 a.m. until service time at the church on Friday. The family request that any donations be made to the Heritage Center in Evansville, IN. Expresions of sympathy can be made at www.stodghillfuneralhome.com.
Well family it has finally happened. I have been in contact with a distant cousin from Germany (fourth cousin, once removed to me). Peter Gölzhäuser contacted me through Ancestery.com. From there we have been sharing information with each other. I provided with all the information that I had of the two Goelzhauser brothers that came to America. And he has been providing me with what he has been finding out about the Gölzhäusers that stayed in the Germany area.
Gölzhäuser is the German spelling, while Goelzhaeuser was the English translation. Yet with the brothers Joseph and Henrich came to America it became what we know as Goelzhauser.
I have been very excited with all the new information and family history provided by Peter. He has been running around to different villages looking up decade old records from churches and other places to find clues of the families past.
I was just curious as to how many people enjoy the newsletter they get from updates and the calendar updates they get from the newsletter? If you enjoy these features or even receive the newsletter, email me and let me know. This is a paid site by me, and I just wanting to see if its worth keeping if people are enjoying and utilizing the newsletters and the website.
If you are enjoying the site, please pass along the site to fellow family members.
Thanks I couldn't have gotten all the information on this site with your help.
This is the year our country will do a census of all the people living in your household. This is very important for you to fill out and mail back to our government. So please do not forget to fill out your census form and return it.
However, before you return it make a copy of it and place it in your genealogy files. Your future generation genealogists will be thrilled to find in your files your 2010 census. Remember this census we will fill out this year will not be available for 72 years to the future generations for research. Please encourage all your family members to do the same. If you are willing to send me a copy either by mail or email, and I would gladly put it in with all my genealogy files I have been accumulating.
Eric M Maurer
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I have two prayer requests and would appreciate you help. First - My daughter Julie(the one with all the kids) has to have 2 breast biopsies next Friday. We know she has the breast cancer gene but let's pray they come back negative. The Second is for my sister and her husband's family. The found Kent's oldest brother dead yesterday- he was 58. As some of you may know, they found Kent's younger brother dead(he was 46) on May 1st. Kent is executor for both brothers and things have been a mess and very costly for them so far so I would appreciate any prayers you could send up for them. Thanks in advance for your prayers!! Pam