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Sounds – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

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Aside music, which I will get into, the sounds I remember the most are water running near where we were camping, and Great Grandma singing while she cleaned, cooked, or knit. In Great Grandma’s car, we listened to Simon and Garfunkle or Charley Pride.  Great Grandma had real records (LP’s and 78′s.) I remember the album cover opened and we’d sing Primary song’s from church together. (The lyrics were printed.)

Music has always been a very big part of my life. Great Grandma taught me Jesus Loves Me before I could talk. Her favorite song, that she sang all the time was In The Garden..

I am a product of a 60′s teenager.  My mother was 17 when I was born. And divorcing.  My mother is a Hippie.  My young life, with my mother, was filled with 60′s and 70′s Rock ‘n Roll. Country Music was forbidden. I didn’t know who Elvis was until he died and I heard his name on the news.

When I was a teenager, in high school, I started going to Youth Dances and had my big introduction to a larger array of music genres.  It was the 1980′s.. where music was perfect!

It was still uncool in the 80′s to like Country Music if you were under the age of 50.  But I loved it.  Almost all of it.  Modern Country Music.

Alabama, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Kathy Mattea, Keith Whitley, Dwight Yoakam, The Judds, Steve Wariner..  I was a dancer.. I liked it all..

At the same time, I was a serious study nerd and I loved New Wave Music. I wore penny loafers!  I wore dress shirts with pink ties.

As we move into the 80′s and 90′s, we have Martika, Wilson Phillips, Richard Marx, Madonna, Men at Work, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Thompson Twins, Depeche Mode, Oingo Boingo, Culture Club, Madness, and more..

I’m lucky, today, to still hear a lot of this music. It cycles back through the generation of my children. Its on their Ipods and mp3 players.  Their likes are diverse and for that, I couldn’t have asked for more with music and dance.

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Burandt, Melvin M. age 75 of Buffalo, MN passed away on Monday August 23, 2010 at his residence in Buffalo.

Funeral Service held on Friday August 27, 2010 -11:00 A.M. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Annandale, MN with Rev. Thomas Queck officiating; visitation Thursday from 4-8 P.M. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia and 1 hour prior to the service at church; interment St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Lester Prairie.

Melvin was born on January 22, 1935 in Waconia, MN the son of Edwin and Ella (Gatz) Burandt. Melvin was baptized on February 10, 1935 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia by Rev. William F. Schneider and confirmed on April 10, 1949 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia by Rev. R. G. Heyne. On May 22, 1965 he was united in marriage to Anna Hartley at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.

Melvin worked for Poly Foam in Lester Prairie for 35 years, then for John Kadalac for 10 years and for 3 years with Five Star Mailer. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #150 in Waconia. Melvin belonged to the Lester Prairie Fire Department for 7 years. He enjoyed camping, bowling, visiting Germany and German music. Melvin especially loved spending time with his family.

Melvin is preceded by his sons Torrance Edwin Burandt and James Allen Burandt; father and mother Edwin and Ella Burandt; brother and sister-in-law Dennis and Margaret Burandt; brothers-in-law Irvin Menden, Harvey Tesch, Lester Lenz, Bruce Kyes; mother-in-law and father-in-law Sarah and Ben Hartley; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Joe and Waneva Hartley, Clifford Kahler, Harold Wheeler, Alvie Hartley.

Melvin is survived by his loving family wife Anna; son and daughter-in-law Timothy and Norma Burandt of Chesapeake, VA; daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Lonnie Lofstedt of Greenfield; grandchildren: Katie, Matthew and Morgan Burandt; Kelsey, Trevor and Nicole Lofstedt; step-grandsons Jeremy and Jonathan; sisters and brothers-in-law Pearl Menden of Shakopee, Marjorie Lenz of Watertown, Sylvia and Ray Dummer of Mayer, Darlene Tesch of Shakopee, Diane Kyes of Bismarck, ND, Karen and Marcel Gueningsman of Shakopee; brothers and sisters-in-law Alvin and Flora Burandt of Norwood Young America, Larry and Joyce Burandt of Lester Prairie; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Florence Wheeler of Cambridge, IA, Ben and Joann Hartley of Ankeny, IA, Pat Taylor of Maxwell, IA, Alice Kahler of Cambridge, IA, Linda and Dennis Eden of South Amana, IA; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Casket Bearers were Melvin’s nephews.

Arrangements handled by the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia. Online Condolences to the family are available at

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New to this blog:

New to our Personal Ancestral File, Fry Family:

  • Added Father to John Oliver Fry, born 18 Aug 1853 (Joseph)
  • Added Spouse to Ira Merrill Fry, born 11 June 1903 (Rose Elenora Andersen)
  • Added two children to Ira and Rose Fry: Gerald Wayne Fry, born 1926 and Donald Hubert, born 1930
  • Added Spouse to Joan Marguerite Fry (Robert Huey)(married 7 Nov 1945)
  • Added Death Date to Joan Marguerite Fry (18 Feb 1995)

1/12/04 Mid-Iowa News

Sarah Hartley, 94, of Maxwell, died Saturday, Jan. 10, at Story Long Term Care in Nevada. Funeral Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Maxwell United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Don Burket officiating. Burial will be in Maxwell Cemetery.
She is survived by one son, Ben (JaAnn) Hartley of Ankeny; and five daughters, Florence Wheeler of Cambridge, Patricia Taylor of Maxwell, Alice Kahlor of Cambridge, Louise Burandt of Buffalo, Minn., and Linda Eden of South Amana; and a daughter-in-law: Waneva Hartley of Nevada.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at Bacon Funeral Home in Maxwell, with the family present between 6 and 8 p.m.
Bacon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Sarah Ann George 17 Mar 1909 -10 Jan 2004

married 26 Dec 1924

Benjamin Hartley 21 Feb 1906 – 6 Aug 1971

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Folded, in the back of Katie’s scrapbook, from her grandma, is this piece of paper.  I didn’t have Sarah’s paternal grandparents, in my PAF.

After we added these grandparents to Katie’s pedigree, we tried to find some Google Juice.

In the Brownbridge Family Genealogy Forum, we found this:

Hi Connie,

I think I am a relative. My gggrandfather was William Brownbridge who was born in 1821 in Snaith, Yorkshire England. He had a younger brother James who was born in 1830. Their father was a Thomas Brownbridge who married a Ann Blacker. Thomas the father did not come to the USA. I am related to William’s daughter Annie Brownbridge George. William did come to the USA only about 30 years later. If we make a match, I would love to share information with you. I have a number of other relatives who are also related who would love to get in touch with you. You can E-mail me at Would love to hear from you.


After I left a reply, for Nancy Day, asking for a confirmation of dates, for Annie, I found that Nancy has also posted in the Teed Family Genealogy Forum.

That was confirmation, to me, that Nancy descends through the same line as my children’s father.

Today’s searching, gifted us two more generations, behind Annie.  How exciting!


Obituary Torry Burandt, 25 (Lester Prairie Journal?)

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998 for Torry E. Burandt, 25, of South Haven formerly of Lester Prairie.  He died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998 in a truck accident in Menomonie, Wisc.

He was born May 2, 1973 at Waconia, Minn., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin M. Bruandt, (Anna L. Hartley).  He was baptized May 2, 1973 at Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia and confirmed April 12, 1987 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie.

He graduated from Lester Prairie High School in 1991. He served 3 years in the Army, was currently in the Army National Guard.  He was employed at AmeriServe as a truck driver which was his lifetime dream.  His main hobby was making more friends and being with family.  He also collected beer steins and mirrors.

He was preceded in death by brother James, grandparents Edwin and Ella Burandt, Benjamin Hartley, sponsor Joe Hartley, uncles Clifford Kahler, Harold Wheeler, Alvie Hartley.

He is survived by parents Anna and Melvin Burandt of South Haven, brother and sister-in-law Timothy and Heidi Burandt of Jacksonville, Florida, sister and brother-in-law Jennifer and Lonnie Lofstedt of Rockford, nieces and nephews Katie, Matthew, Morgan, Kelsey and Trevor, maternal grandmother Sarah Hartley of Maxwell, Iowa, aunts and uncles Pearl and Irvin Menden of Shakopee, Alvin and Flora Burandt of Young America, Marjorie and Lester Lenz of Watertown, Sylvia and Ray Dummer of Mayer, Dennis and Margaret Burandt of Young America, Darlene and Harvey Tesch of Shakopee, Larry and Joyce Burandt of Lester Prairie, Diane and Bruce Kyes of Bismark, N.J., Karen and Marcel Gueningsman of Shakopee, Florence Wheeler of Cambridge, Alice Kahler of Cambridge, Ben and Joann Hartley of Ankeny, Iowa, Pat Taylor of Maxwell, Iowa, Linda and Denny Eden of Solon, Iowa, Wavena Hartley of Nevada, Iowa, Sponsors Sylvia Dummer and Ivan Burandt, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services Satruday, Aug. 15 from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie, the Rev. Grant T. Bode officiating.  Interment at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Lester Prairie.

Casketbearers: Company E. First Battalion, 194th Infantry.

Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.

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Harvey TeschHarvey H. Tesch

Harvey “Skip” Tesch, 77, of Shakopee, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee.

He was born in Watertown, Minn. on Nov. 9, 1931 to George and Gladys (Brue) Tesch. He and Darlene Burandt were married May 20, 1953 in Waconia.

Skip served in the United States Army during the Korean War; he was a member of the Shakopee Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 4046, and a former member of the Eagles Club in Shakopee. He worked as a refrigeration mechanic for Thermal King in Bloomington for over 36 years. Skip retired, and then went back to work in the K-Mart warehouse in Shakopee.

He is survived by wife, Darlene; sons and daughters, Kenny of Chaska, Debbie Carlson of Cecil, Pa., Bonnie (Tom) George of San Diego, Calif., Randy of Chaska, Darcie (TJ) Sindelir of New Prague; grandchildren, Shane, Cole, Eric, Lauren, RJ, Nicole, Brittany, Lindsey, Cody; four great-grandchildren; brothers, George (Beverly) of Olivia, Don (Shirley) of Eden Prairie; sister, Darlene (Roger) Vogel of Chaska. Preceded in death by parents, George and Gladys; sister, Delores Day; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ella and Edwin Burandt; brothers-in-law, Irvin Menden, Bruce Kyes, Dennis Burandt.

Visitation was Saturday, Jan. 24, from 9-11 a.m., with funeral services at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Shakopee, with the Rev. Randall J. Romsdahl officiating. Private family interment was held. The Shakopee Veteran’s Memorial Unit provided military rites. Pallbearers included Eric Carlson, Cole Tesch, RJ Tesch, Brian Gueningsman. Honorary pallbearers were Cody Sindelir and Shane Tesch.

A private family interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials.

Funeral arrangements through McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee, 952-445-2755.

Albert F. Burandt (?) 7 September 1860 – 13 June 1940

Albert H. Burandt 1885-1967

Auguste Burandt (?) 16 July 1862 – 29 May 1938

baby girl Burandt – 20 September 1955 -

baby Marvin Burandt – 194 -

Dorathea, daughter of Theo. Burandt 1921-1923

Ella D. Burandt (?) 3 December 1904 – ____

Elsie L. Burandt 1900-1988

Ferdinand S. Burandt 8 October 1825 – 3 August 1879

Henriette, wife of Ferdinand S. Burandt 29 January 1823 – 31 October 1900

Henry G. Burandt (?) 2 March 1904 – 31 December 1914

John D. Burandt (?) 9 July 1901 – 8 September 1952

Karl Burandt 23 November 1879 – 10 December 1879

Leona H. Burandt 1918-1988

Louise J. Burandt 1915-____

Maria Burandt 16 November 1855 – 17 May 1883

Maria Burandt born & died 20 July 1905

Martha W.E. Burandt 1891-1902

Marvin A. Burandt 1920-1985

only Burandt – no dates -

Ralph, son of Mr. & Mrs. W. C. Burandt 19 February 1920 – 23 December 1920

Theodore F. Burandt 1895-1980

Wilhelm Burandt 27 November 1880 – 20 August 1883

Lydia Gast, nee Splettstoesser, wife of Otto Gast 15 April 1896 – 7 February 1930

?, ? of G. & E. Gatz 16 May 1886 (?) – 18 September 1886 (?)

Adolf J. Gatz (?) 1892-1956

Anna, ? of G. & E. Gatz 10 June 1891 – 20 July 1892

Arline E. Gatz 1906-1986

Bertha Gatz 12 November 1850 – 8 July 1926

Carl, child of Ferdinand & Bertha Gatz 2 August 1875 – 13 August 1875

Caroline Gatz, nee Stahlke 6 March 1828 – 15 April 1902

Edwin H.?, son of G. & L. Gatz 15 January 1902 – 5 May 1903

Eliza Gatz 9 March 1866 – 16 September 1939

Emma, daughter of Fred & Bertha Gatz 20 March 1871 – 18 December 1876

Ferdinand Gatz 7 November 1844 – 31 October 1918

Florentine Gatz, nee Gubbe, born 9 May 1799 in Zu New Kyschan in West Pruessen – 2 February 1891

Florentine Gatz, died 9 February 1891, age 91 years

Gottfried Gatz 20 January 1791 – 29 August 1874

Gottlieb Gatz 4 May 1823 – 21 April 1890

Gottlieb Gatz 18 September 1859 – 7 February 1950

Gustan, child of Ferdinand & Bertha Gatz 3 July 1873 – 15 December 1876

Henriette, daughter of G. & E. Gatz 3 July 1894 – 13 July 1894

Henry J. Gatz (?) 1888-1956

Irene Gatz – no dates -

Laura H. Gatz 1903-1993

Louise Gatz 1898-1951

Milton Gatz 1927-1955

Oscar A. Gatz 1898-1975

Sadie L.H., daughter of G. & E. Gatz 6 July 1908 – 15 January 1910

Theodore E. Gatz 1897-1985

Viola L. Gatz 1907-1997

William Gatz 1896-1984

William C. Gatz 1901-1962

Bertha A. Jaekel 1898-1975

Bertha Sophia Jaekel 20 July 1868 – 18 May 1940

Christian Jaekel 26 December 1824 – 14 January 1904

Edward H. Jaekel 1893-1975

Henrietta Jaekel 12 June 1833 – 29 December 1915

Herman Jaekel 15 September 1864 – 25 September 1920

Marcella Jaekel 17 May 1925 – 10 October 1925

Mary A. Jaekel 1900-1971

Walter G. Jaekel 1896-1971

Caroline Kowalke (?) 1863-1955

Theodore Kowalke (?) 1857-1942

Elsie A.L., nee Splettoesser, wife of Gottfried Lettenmaier 13 May 1893 – 8 October 1893

Alvina Splettstoesser (?) 18 April 1859 – 22 March 1922

August Splettstoesser (?) 24 May 1854 – 20 June 1943

Caroline Splettstoesser 1866-1955

Edward Splettstoesser 1887-1979

Erwin A. Splettstoesser 1907-1998

Evelyn M. Splettstoesser 1910-1992

Frieda E. Splettstoesser 1906-1996

Ida W. Splettstoesser 1893-1967

Irvin A. Splettstoesser 1903-1989

Myrtle E. Splettstoesser 1909-____

Oscar Splettstoesser 4 October 1894 – 15 August 1970

Theodore C. Splettstoesser 1904-1969

Henry Splettstoser 1882-1972

Ida Splettstoser 1890-1969

H. Louise Splettstosser 29 July 1881 – 9 August 1886

Johann Splettstosser 1 March 1823 – 29 September 1886

Karl F.J. Splettstosser 10 September 1815 (?) – 5 June 1886

Louisa Splettstoszer, nee Rohloff 24 August 1834 – 8 May 1923
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Anna Splettstoeszer (?) 20 April 1861 – 16 February 1929

Robert Splettstoeszer (?) 12 January 1859 – 31 October 1927

Robert Splettstoeszer 12 December 1888 – 18 April 1914

Hermann Splettstozer 26 April 1844 – 7 November 1914

Complete List Here


(3-1-1823\9-29-1886) (8-24-1834\5-7-1923)

Twelve children were born to John and Louise Splettstoeszer.

1. Marie Splettstoeszer & Maximilian Wasser

1.1. William & Florence Buschokosky Wasser

1.2. Emma Wasser & August Lockmann

1.3. Mathilda Wasser & George H. Voges

1.4. Ida Wasser & Julius Westermann

1.5. Minnie Louise Wasser

1.6. Jenny Wasser & Herman Busacker

1.7. Herman Wasser

1.8. Otto & Louisa Hill Wasser

1.9. Fredrick John Wasser

1.10. Albert Julius Wasser

1.11. Elsie F. Wasser

2. Emil & Minnie Gerbitz Splettstoeszer

2.1. John & Martha Guestzkow Splettstoesser

2.2. Paul & Ida Theis Splettstoesser

2.3. Gertrude Splettstoeszer & Walter Fahse

2.4. Alma Splettstoeszer & Andrew Sicheneder

2.5. Alma Splettstoeszer & Edward Schwalbe

2.6. Hertha Splettstoeszer & Edward Volkenant

2.7. Hildegard Splettstoeszer & Albert Hedtke Jr.

2.8. Elsie Splettstoeszer & Jerrold Nebel

3. Emma Splettstoeszer & Herman Hildebrandt

3.1. Augusta Hildebrandt & Louis Ostermann

3.2. Adolph Hildebrandt

3.3. Amelia Hildebrandt

3.4. August & Alena Meyer Hildebrandt

3.5. Albert & Lydia Gleaske Hildebrandt

3.6. Louise Hildebrandt & Albert Skaro

3.7. Louise Hildebrandt & Charles Dittmann

3.8. Emma Hildebrandt & Herman Matthes

3.9. Elle Hildebrandt & Grover Rohloff

3.10. Herman Hildebrandt

3.11. Lillian Hildebrandt & William Wetzel

4. Augusta Splettstoeszer & Herman A. Rohloff (Augusta is the Grandmother who gave Rose the Album)

4.1. Ida Rohloff & Fred Mueller

4.2. Anna Rohloff & Max Luetgers

4.3. Fred Rohloff

4.4. Julius & Alma Braun Rohloff

4.5. August & Anna Schroeder Osips Rohloff

4.6. Herman Rohloff

4.7. Emily Rohloff

4.8. William Rohloff

4.9. Henry Rohloff

4.10. Grover & Elle Hildebrandt Rohloff

5. August & Theresia Elling Splettstoeszer

5.1. Edward & Mabel Dalbec Splettstoeszer

5.2. Louisa Splettstoeszer (#10 )

5.3. Ferdinand Splettstoeszer

5.4. Erwin & Lillie Schuettpelz Splettstoeszer

5.5. Clarence & Lydia Dummer Splettstoeszer

5.6. Myrtle Splettstoeszer & Fred Terlinden

5.7. Esther Splettstoeszer & Laurence Riley

5.8. Idella Splettstoeszer & Herbert Westerman

5.9. Harold & Ida Wendroth Splettstoeszer

5.10. Violet Splettstoeszer

5.11. Goldie Splettstoeszer & Otto Brandt

5.12. Reseda Splettstoeszer & Norbert Wickenhauser

5.13. Ellsworth Splettstoeszer

5.14. Werner Splettstoeszer

5.15. Melvin Splettstoeszer

5.16. Vera Splettstoeszer & Richard Wagener

6. Elizabeth Splettstoeszer & Gottlieb Gatz

6.1. Otto & Emma Peterson Gatz

6.2. Adeline Gatz

6.3. Emma Gatz & Henry Elling

6.4. Gottfried & Margaret Schroeder Gatz

6.5. Ida Gatz & Henry C. Splettstoesser

6.6. Anna Gatz

6.7. Louisa Gatz & Henry Henke

6.8. Wilhelmina Gatz

6.9. William & Louise Banke Gatz

6.10. Theodore & Viola Klammer Gatz

6.11. Martha Gatz & Edward Gustafson

6.12. Martha Gatz & Emil Popishil

6.13. Edwin Gatz

6.14. Laura Gatz & Walter Griepentrog

6.15. Ella Gatz & Edwin Burandt

6.16. Sadie Gatz

6.17. Helen Gatz & Fred Schmidt

7. Selinda Splettstoeszer & Peter Heckmann Sr. -

7.1. Albert & Anna Oelfke Heckman

7.2. Herbert & Wilhelmina Fabel Heckmann

7.3. Henry & Luella Pieper Heckmann

7.4. Marie Heckmann & Milton Quast


7.5.1. Peter Heckmann

7.5.2. William & Meta Dietel Heckmann

7.5.3. William & Mary Hoernemann Heckmann

7.5.4. Kathryn Heckmann & Arnold Feltmann

7.5.5. Magdalena Heckmann

7.5.6. Anna Heckmann

7.5.7. Peter & Florence Heckmann

7.5.8. Peter & Grace Miller Heckmann

8. Adam Splettstoeszer

9. Dina Splettstoeszer & August Clasen

9.1. Edward & Alice Ostrom Clasen

9.2. Alice Clasen & William Guetzkow

9.3. Lillian Clasen & William Harding

9.4. Charlie Clasen

10. Dina Splettstoeszer & Victor Borghoff (William Holtmeir)

10.1. Anna Borghoff

10.2. Victoria Borghoff & Victor E. Anderson

11. Julius & Hulda Elling Splettstoeszer

11.1. Edna Splettstoeszer & Peter Rezar

11.2. Edna Splettstoeszer & Carl Peterson

11.3. Atanley and Aimar Ford Splettstoeszer


13. Infant Splettstoeszer

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Direct Line Highlighted Yellow: KL, M&M, Ella Gatz is your Great Grandma Burandt, Grandpa Burandt’s mother

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