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Temvik Cemetery - Temvik, North Dakota



Johanna (Heer) Grenz - wife of Gottlieb G. A. Grenz 
Karoline Grenz Aman - wife of John J. Aman
Martha Zimmerman Biel - wife of Theodore C. Biel - Sister to Walter C Aman
Preseilla Biel - Niece to Walter C. Aman


Gottlieb G. A. Grenz

Per Grenz from Guldendorf page 81:  passenger list Washington, DC:  Gottlieb Kranz (sic), Johanna and their two children, Caroline, age 3 and Louise, age 3 months, sailed on the SS Werra from Bremen to Southampton to New York, arriving on 27 June 1886.


Obituary in the Emmons County Record, Linton, ND.  July 16, 1936:  buried in the Temvik cemetery.  Ill with diabetes for about 2 1/2 years, confined to his bed for the past two weeks.  Died at his home in Temvik.  served in the Russian Army age 21-26.  Fourteen children, eight have already passed away.  Obituary quoted in the Grenz van Guldendorf book page 81.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- story: Gottlieb Grenz was born on the 4th of April, 1857 in South Russia.  He received his education in the Russian schools and when he was 21 years old, he entered the Czar's Imperial Army and advanced to high rank during the five year span he served, 1878 to 1883.

Johanna Herr was born Feb 1, 1861 in South Russia.  She and Gottlieb married in Oct 1882.  fourteen children were born to this union, eight of whom passed away before their respective parents.  In 1886, Johanna and Gottlieb and the start of their family immigrated to the United States and made their first home in Artas, Campbell Country, South Dakota, where they farmed.  They resided there for 22 years when they relocated to a farm on Sand Creek, Emmons County, North Dakota, where they remained for 11 years, until 1919, when the couple retired and moved to Temvik, Emmons County, ND.  They belonged to the Temvik Lutheran Church.

Gottlieb was stricken with diabetes in 1933, with which he died from the complications thereof, on July 13, 1936, at his home in Temvik, ND.  He was buried in The Temvik (Lutheran) Cemetery.  Johanna lived on as a widow for ten more years, passing away on April 6th, 1946, at Bismarck, ND, of Bronchial Pneumonia and a fractured left femur.  She, too, is buried in the Temvik Cemetery.        

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