ROBERT MARTIN GLIEDT (1887-1948)
THE SEVENTH GENERATION-GLIEDT
THE FOURTH GENERATION-PÖPPELMEIER
This chapter also opens in the year 1887 with the birth of (#296) Robert MartinG7 Gliedt. Robert Martin better known as Martin, was the great, great, great, grandson so EberdtG1 Glied; the great, great, great grandson of JobstG2 Glied; the great, great grandson of Albert HenrichG3 Glied; the great grandson of Albert HenrichG4 Gliedt; the grandson of HermannG5 Glied; and the (twin) son of Philipp GottliebG6 Gliedt and his wife, Hanne FriederikeG3 Gliedt nee Pöppelmeier. He was also the great grandson of BernhardG1 Pöppelmeier and the grandson of HermannG2 Pöppelmeier and his wife, Anne CatharineG5 Pöppelmeier nee Glied. His common ancestor was Albert HenrichG4 Glied.
Bicycles were being used for pleasure and competition as well as for basic transportation by 1887, and Colonel Albert Pope, the manufacturer of bicycles, was having difficulty producing sufficient bicycles. The eleven year old National league of baseball allowed batters to get four strikes and to take first base when hit by a pitch in 1887.1
The setting for the beginning of this chapter is now the Freistatt locale of Lawrence Co., MO. After living in this locale for a year, Gottlieb and Hanne were settled in their new home and community. Gottlieb and Hanne were more or less content in this close-knit community because they shared a common German heritage, language, and religion with the people living here. It was very important to Hanne to preserve the old German traditions and language. They were members of the Evangelical (Trinity) Lutheran Church and sent their children to the Christian Day School at Freistatt. They shopped at Biermann's General Merchandise Store at Freistatt and checked for their mail there since the post office was located in Biermann's store. Freistatt was a growing community. Shortly after Gottlieb and Hanne arrived in the area, the Farmer's Mutual Insurance Company was created in Feb of 1887 and established it's headquarters in Freistatt. Gottlieb and Hanne celebrated their eighteenth wedding anniversary on 28 Nov 1887. In the eighteen years of their marriage, Hanne had given birth to eleven children including two sets of twins. Their eight surviving children included three daughters and five sons. Ten days after their anniversary, Hanne gave birth to her last set of twins, (#296) Robert Martin and (#295) Theodor Adolph. Only Martin's story in covered in this chapter and the story about his twin brother, Adolph, is told in Chapter Fifteen.
296. ROBERT MARTING7 GLIEDT (Eberdt,G1 Jobst,G2 Albert Henrich,G3 Albert Henrich,G4 HermannG5 ) (PöppelmeierG4 : Bernhard,G1 HermannG2 ), the thirteenth child of Philipp GottliebG6 and Hanne FriederikeG3 Gliedt nee Pöppelmeier, was born on 8 Dec 1887 at his parents' home located in the Freistatt community of Lawrence Co., MO. Martin and his identical twin brother, Theodor Adolph, were baptized by Pastor Johannes Roschke on 8 Jan 1888 at the Evangelical (Trinity) Lutheran Church in Freistatt, MO. Martin's sponsors were Wilhelm Moenkhoff and Marie Freis. Auguste Gliedt was his witness.2 Martin and Adolph were two and a half years old when their mother gave birth to Ernst, in Jun of 1890. That same year, the village of Freistatt applied for township status. Three years later, in May of 1893, Martin's older sister, Auguste, married Ernst Kaiser. Martin and Adolph grew up on their father's farm which was located in the Freistatt area of Lawrence Co., MO. The entrance age for the Christian Day School at Freistatt was eight. So when the boys were old enough, they went to the Christian Day School which was held Monday through Friday during the wintertime. Martin was taught the school curriculum in German, along with some English.3 Martin was nine years old when his sister, Anna, married Leonhard(t) Kaiser, in May of 1897. By the turn of the century, Martin had seen many changes at Freistatt. In addition to the Biermann's General Store, and the Farmer's Mutual Insurance Company, Freistatt also had such businesses as the Freistatt Creamery Company, the Freistatt Milling Company, and the Schoen Hotel. Frank Wendler was the village blacksmith and H. F. Brockschmidt, was a dealer in Light and Heavy Harness. W. J. Rutledge was the resident doctor. Martin was almost twelve years old when his oldest brother, Hermann, married Anna Doennig, in May of 1900. When Wiley Rutledge, the enumerator for the Twelfth U.S. Census came to Gottlieb Gliedt's farm located in Freistatt Township, on 19 Jun 1900, he noted on his census form that Martin was twelve years old and that he had attended school for ten months within the last year.4
Figure 1: Martin and Alma (Lampe) Gliedt. 10 Nov 1912, New Minden, IL.
During the years 1900 to 1910, Martin matured into a fine, good looking, young man and became a farmer like his father and brothers. Martin's nickname was "Doctor"5 because he liked to take care of sick and injured animals.6 He was a kind and compassionate person who didn't like to see animals suffer. Martin and his twin, Adolph, were confirmed by Pastor Johannes Roschke on 31 Mar 1901 at the Evangelical (Trinity) Lutheran Church of Freistatt, MO.7 The following year, Martin attended the double wedding of his brother, Henry, and Minna Doennig, and his sister, Louise, and Wilhelm (Bill) Doennig. Martin also attended the wedding of his brother, Fred, and Martha Meinert in Aug of 1906, and the wedding of his brother, Wilhelm (Bill), and Bertha Meinert in Apr of 1907. In Jul of 1909, Martin's sister-in-law, Martha Gliedt nee Meinert, died. The following month, Martin's brother, Paul, married Lena Oexmann. When William Howard, the enumerator for the Thirteenth U.S. Census visited Gottlieb Gliedt's farm which was still located in Freistatt Township of Lawrence Co., MO in Apr of 1910, he found that Martin, age 22; Adolph, age 22; and Ernst, age 19, were still living in their father's household and that the three single brothers all worked on their father's general farm.8 Shortly after this census was taken, Martin's sister, Auguste, her husband, Ernst Kaiser, and their children, moved to the Cole Camp area of Benton Co., MO. They were the first members of the family to move away from the Freistatt locale. In the fall of 1910, two of Martin's brothers got married. First Martin's widowed brother, Fred, married Clara Doennig in Sep, and then Martin's twin, Adolph, married Alma Oexmann in Nov.
Shortly after Adolph's marriage, Gottlieb and Hanne decided to sell part of their farm to their twin sons, Martin and Adolph. On 27 Feb 1911, Gottlieb and Hanne sold a tract of land to Martin and Adolph which was described as the West half of the Southwest quarter and the Southwest quarter of the Northwest quarter in Section (17) and the East half of the Southeast quarter of Section (18), all in Township (27), Range (27), containing in all 200 acres more or less.9
The people living in the Freistatt area of Lawrence Co., MO formed a close knit community and the Evangelical (Trinity) Church at Freistatt was the gathering place for all the relatives and neighbors. Alma Lampe was an attractive, young single woman who lived in Washington Co., IL. She had relatives living in the Freistatt area and so she traveled by train from Washington Co., IL to Freistatt to visit her relatives, in particular, Bertha Bracht. While she was visiting in the area, Martin took her for rides in his buggy. One day after he had taken Alma home, Martin was driving his buggy fast near the big curve south of Freistatt and overturned the buggy. News about Martin's accident spread like wildfire throughout the community and before long, everyone had heard that Martin had missed the curve and had overturned his buggy.10 He became the talk of the town overnight. Martin and Alma decided to marry. Alma wanted to be married from her church in Washington Co., IL and so Martin traveled to Illinois for the wedding.
On 10 Nov 1912, Robert Martin Gliedt, age 24, wed ALMA CLARA LAMPE, age 20. They were married by Pastor Koestering at St. Johanneis11 Lutheran Church of New Minden in Washington Co., IL. Their witnesses were August Schuermann and Miss Dora Schuermann, both from St. Louis, MO, and Wm. Heidenreich and Caroline Lampe.12
Alma (1892-1982), the daughter of Herman and Caroline Lampe nee Hoeinghause, was born on 15 Mar 1892 at Addiesville, Washington Co., IL and she was baptized on 22 Mar 1892 at Addiesville, IL. Her father died before she was born.13 Alma was confirmed on 16 Apr 1905 by Pastor Emannul Koestering at St. Johanneis Lutheran Church of New Minden, Washington Co., IL. Her memory verse was John 14: 23.14 On her confirmation record, her full name was written Alma Charlotte Anna Mina Lampe. Alma's daughter, Melma writes, "Alma always claimed her name was wrong and even crossed it out on her baptismal certificate. She said her name was Alma Clara."15
The newlyweds returned to Freistatt, MO and made their home on the farm that Martin and Adolph owned. They had barely settled in, when Martin's brothers started talking about selling up and moving to Texas.
While Martin and Alma were making plans for their Nov wedding, Mr. C. L. Peirce of Winnebago, IL was making plans to sell some property in Texas which would ultimately effect Martin and Alma's future. Mr. Peirce owned 3590+ acres of land in the Shipman and Charles League in Brazoria Co., TX. In Sep of 1912, he subdivided this tract of land into blocks and farm lots which became known as the C. L. Peirce Subdivision of a portion of the Shipman and Charles League. Mr. Peirce was also the President of the "Linwood Ranch Company".16 By the fall/winter of 1912, Mr. Peirce began to advertise the sale of his Texas farm lots, in Freistatt. Mr. Peirce's farm lots were being advertised as being rich in soil and minerals. Here was the opportunity of a lifetime, to be on the ground floor of building a new village and the chance to get rich, since sulphur and oil had already been discovered in parts of Brazoria Co., TX. After hearing about the land in Texas, Martin's mother was convinced that "it was a good deal". As hard as she tried, Martin's mother could not convince her husband, Gottlieb, to sell up and move to Texas. So, she turned her efforts to her children, encouraging them to sell up and move. One Sunday after church, the entire Gliedt family was invited over to the Gliedt farm located on the Schwarze Bottom on the Spring River, so that Martin's brother Henry, along with Ryan Schmeling, and Henry Aufdembrink, could talk to them about the Texas land deal. After hearing the presentation on the Texas land deal, several of the men, including Martin, decided to travel to Texas and see the land in 1913. After their trip to Texas, Martin, and his brother, Adolph, began making arrangements to sell up and move.17
On 1 Jan 1914, Martin, and his brothers, Adolph, Fred, Henry, William (Bill), Hermann, along with H. W. (Bill) Doennig, his brother-in-law, and Louis Holtmann, bought farm lots from Mr. C. L. Peirce. Mr. Peirce had Martin's contract notarized at Houston, Harris Co., TX on 5 Jan 1914. Martin agreed to make a down payment on the land, to be followed by six promissory notes payable on 1 Jan 1915, 14 Mar 1915, 1 Jan 1916, 14 Mar 1916, 1 Jan 1917 and 1 Jan 1918. He purchased 160 acres of land described as being farm lots or tracts Numbered (10), (11), (12), (13), (37), (38), (39), and (40), all in Block number (6), of the C. L. Peirce Subdivision of a portion of the Shipman and Charles League, in Brazoria Co., TX.18 His land was bounded by land owned by Fred, Bill, Adolph, and Paul.
Alma was in Freistatt at this time as she was near full term with her first child. On 27 Jan 1914, Alma's first child was stillborn. Alma and Martin mourned the death of their daughter. A month later, on 26 Feb 1914, Martin and his wife, Alma, and Adolph and his wife, Alma, sold to William Spree 80 acres more or less which was described as the East half of the Southeast quarter of Section (18), Township (27), of Range (27).19 By the time Martin and Alma were ready to move to Texas, Martin's sister, Anna Kaiser, her husband, and their children, were getting ready to move to the Cole Camp area of Benton Co., MO. After Martin and Alma moved to Texas, only his parents, his brothers, Ernst, and Adolph and his wife, Alma, were still living in the Freistatt locale.
Shortly after Martin and Alma moved to Brazoria Co., TX, Martin's father, Gottlieb, died. As soon as Martin and Alma arrived in Texas, they set about making their home. Since most of the farms did not have houses or out-buildings, Martin worked with his brothers to build houses for the families.20 He also had to clear his land of the underbrush so that he could plant his crops. As his land was fairly flat prairie grassland, drainage was a big problem for Martin. After a hard rain, his land became swamp-like, damaging his crops and created an ideal breeding place for mosquitoes which spread diseases, such as malaria.21 Martin planted crops like Egyptian Wheat, Elephant Corn, fig trees, sugar cane, banana plants and cabbage.22 Martin had never planted some of these crops before, like the sugar cane, and so he had to learn how to grow some of these crops new crops. While Martin and Alma were busy starting over on their new farm, war broke out in Europe. Martin and Alma lived in area which was rather isolated and so was spared from the anti-German sentiment which ran high in other parts of the country. By the end of 1914, Martin's twin, Adolph and his family; his brother, Ernst; and their mother, had arrived in Brazoria Co., TX.
In the spring of 1915, Alma gave birth to a daughter, Esther. As there was no church or pastor where they lived, they had to wait to have Esther baptized until Pastor Stoppenhagen of the Evangelical Church at Wharton visited their community. Times were still hard for Martin and Alma. On 16 Aug 1915, a hurricane hit the Galveston area of Texas23 about 55 miles from Martin's place. It had winds in excess of 100 m.p.h. and lasted for 48 hours.24 The damage caused by the water was greater than the wind damage.25 The heavy rains from the hurricane left water standing on Martin's and his brothers' land, damaging their crops. The damage from the hurricane made it even more difficult for Martin to make the next payment on his farm. Some of his brothers were in similar circumstances. So on 7 Oct 1915, Martin, along with his brothers, Adolph, Paul, William, Ernst, Henry, and Hermann, leased the mineral rights to their land to Mr. C. L. Peirce.26 Shortly afterwards, Martin's brother, Paul, became ill and died on 26 Oct 1915. Within a few days, Martin's nephew, Oscar, also died. Their deaths, illness among the family members, plus financial difficulties caused Martin and his siblings to feel dispirited. Once again, the families gathered together to discuss whether to stay or move on.
Since 1914, the Rev. Dautenhahn of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church at Fairland, OK, had written several letters to the editor of the widely read German newspaper, Rundshau, promoting the farming opportunities for German speaking people in Oklahoma.27 Someone had heard that there were some farms available to rent at Fairland in Ottawa Co., OK. In the end, the families decided to move away. The long-time residents of the area were amazed at how quickly the families left, leaving behind many of their belongings.28 One by one the families up and left their farms and moved on. Martin and Alma stayed in Texas until they sold their farm to J. B. Milam on 2 Nov 1916.29 Mr. Milam also bought the farm of Henry and Minna on the same day.
Martin, Alma, and their one and a half year old daughter, Esther, moved to Fairland, OK. Martin and Alma rented a farm in this locale and became members of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.30 It was important for Martin and Alma to be able to attend church again, since there had been no church where they lived in Texas. Martin's brothers, Adolph, and his wife, Alma; Henry, and his wife, Minna; Fred, and his wife, Clara; Hermann, and his wife, Anna; Ernst; along with his brother-in-law, William (Bill) Doennig, and his wife, Louise, also lived in this community and became members of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Martin's sister, Louise Doennig, became very ill. So after a few months stay at Fairland, William (Bill) Doennig moved his family to Freistatt to be near a doctor. Martin and Alma mourned when Louise died in Jun of 1917.
World War One continued in Europe and in Apr of 1917, the U.S. entered the war. Alma gave birth to her third child, Evelyn, about three weeks before Martin's younger brother, Ernst, was drafted on 22 Sep 1917. The community of Fairland was not isolated from the anti-German sentiment. Even though the war years were difficult for the members of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, the members continued conducting the church services and the Christian Day School in the German Language. There were some people living in this area who were suspicious of the members of the "German" church and so they vandalized the church and treated the members cruelly. As a result of the anti-German sentiment, the German Language was suspended in 1918 for several years. It was during 1918 that about a dozen families moved from Fairland to the area southeast of Chelsea, OK.31 Martin, Alma, and their two daughters, Esther and Evelyn, were part of this group. Martin's brothers, Henry, and his wife, Minna; Fred, and his wife, Clara; and Hermann, and his wife, Anna, also moved to this locale, but his brother, Adolph, and his wife, Alma, decided to stay at Fairland. After the families moved to the Chelsea locale, they asked Rev. Dautenhahn to serve them. St. Paul's congregation agreed to allow Rev. Dautenhahn to visit the group once every six weeks to conduct services, until Rev. Dautenhahn accepted a call in Jul of 1919.
Martin, Alma, and their two daughters, Esther and Evelyn, settled on a farm located southeast of Chelsea, OK. Martin's farm was near the newly organized Evangelical (Bethlehem) Lutheran Church. While they lived there, Martin was in charge of ringing the church bell. One day he went to ring the church bell and his Hereford bull followed him into the church. Surprised, Martin ran out the back of the church, through the orchard, leaving the bull in the church while he went to get a pitch fork. He returned to the church with pitch fork in hand and chased the bull out of the church.32 When the Fourteenth U.S. Census was enumerated on 22 Jan 1920, the enumerator found Martin and his family living on a farm in Rider Township,
Figure 2: The Martin Gliedt's home, Chester, IL. Summer of 1930.
Back, Left to Right: Martin Gliedt, August Schuermann, Alma (Lampe) Gliedt hold Dorothy Gliedt, Viola Gliedt, Evelyn Gliedt, Christine Schuermann hold Marie Schuermann, and Leonhard(t) Kaiser.
Front, Left to Right: Alice Schuermann, Melvin Gliedt, Albert Gliedt, Melba Schuermann and Norman Gliedt. Photo courtesy of Melba Schuermann, Kirkwood, MO.
Figure 3: The Martin Gliedt Family. 1942.
Back, Left to Right: Evelyn, Norman, Albert, Viola, and Esther.
Front, Left to Right: Melvin, Melma, Martin, Alma, Martin and Dorothy. Photo courtesy of Carol Peckman, Enid, OK.
Figure 4: Alma (Lampe) Gliedt.
Mayes Co., OK. Martin, age 32, was the head of the household that included his wife, Alma, age 27; and their daughter: Esther, age 4 7/12; and Evelyn, age 2 4/12.33 In Jun of 1920, Alma gave birth to her fourth child, Viola.
Martin and his family didn't make the trip into Chelsea very often because it was slow-going over the bone-jarring, rutted, dirt roads. One Sunday, Martin, Alma and the girls, went to Chelsea to visit Martin's brother, Henry, and his family. While they were visiting, it rained. On the way home, Martin and Alma rode up front on their box-wagon while Esther, Evelyn and Viola sat on the wagon's floor. When they reached the creek, Martin discovered that the creek had spilled over the road. Martin set the horse to swim across the creek. They were almost through the high water when Martin released the brake. All of a sudden the box-wagon came off the wheels and started to float down the creek, with the family in it. Their horse took off. The box-wagon with it's anxious passengers floated down the creek until it got caught on some bushes. After Martin rescued his family, he found that no one had been hurt. God was watching over the Martin and his family that day.34
In Jun of 1922, Alma gave birth to her fifth child, a son, who they named Melvin. Martin and Alma stayed in this locale for two more years. By 1924, Martin's brother, Fred, and his family, had moved to Missouri and his brother, Henry, and his family, were making plans to move to Howell Co., MO. Martin decided to move to Missouri too. He went to Howell Co., MO and bought a farm near West Plains. Alma was nearly full term with her sixth child when they moved to Missouri in Nov of 1924.35 A month after they arrived in the West Plains area, Alma gave birth to their son, Norman. Alma had relatives living in Illinois and they persuaded Martin and Alma to move to Illinois.36 When Alma gave birth to her seventh child, Albert, on 8 Feb 1927, the family was living in Randolph Co. IL, near Chester. They stayed in Randolph Co., IL, until after Alma gave birth to her eighth child, Dorothy, in Jan of 1929. Then they moved to Monroe Co., IL, near Waterloo. While living in this locale, Alma gave birth to Melma, in Dec of 1930, and Martin, in 1934. Martin, Alma and their children, lived on several different farms which Martin rented in Randolph and Monroe counties of Illinois. They moved frequently because sometimes Martin couldn't afford the high rent or the farms he was able to rent were never very productive. So he moved on, hoping to find a better farm. Finally, Martin, Alma, and the children, except for Esther, moved to Waterloo in Black Hawk Co., IA, and arrived there on 23 May 1940. By 1948, Martin and Alma were living in Jesup, Buchanan Co., IA.
Martin died eight years after the family moved to Iowa. Robert Martin Gliedt died on 17 Jul 1948 at Jesup, Buchanan Co., IA and was buried on 20 Jul 1948 in the Jesup Cemetery at Jesup, IA.37 Alma outlived her husband by 34 years. The last 16 years of her life, she lived with her daughter, Melma, in Wynne, AR. Alma Clara Gliedt nee Lampe died on 29 Jul 1982 at Wynne, Cross Co., AR and was buried on 30 Jul 1982 in the Crosslawn Cemetery at Wynne, AR.38
The ten children of Robert Martin and Alma Clara Gliedt nee Lampe:
776. GLIEDT DAUGHTERG8 (PöppelmeierG5 ) (1914-1914), the first child of Martin and Alma Gliedt nee Lampe, was stillborn on 27 Jan 1914 at the family farm located in Freistatt Township of Lawrence Co., MO. Their infant daughter was buried on 28 Jan 1914 in the new section, first children's row of Trinity Cemetery at Freistatt, MO.39
779. EVELYN ANNA ALMAG8 GLIEDT (PöppelmeierG5 ) (1917- ), the third child of Martin and Alma Gliedt nee Lampe, was born on 30 Aug 1917 at her parents' farm located in Fairland, OK. She was baptized on 30 Sep 1917 by Pastor Dautenhahn at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairland, Ottawa Co., OK. Her sponsors were Anna Gliedt, Alma Gliedt, Hr. Lampe, and (Fritz Gliedt).42 Evelyn recalls, "I remember one time when I was a young child, I went with my parents on a visit to the parsonage at Bethlehem. While my parents were visiting, I found an empty cinnamon can that had been thrown away, to play with. When it came time to go home, I wanted to take the can with me, but my mother wouldn't let me unless I asked the pastor's wife for it. I didn't think that I should have to ask for something that had been thrown away. So I went home without it." Since their cousins, Selma, Hubert, and Walt, lived nearby, Evelyn and her sisters used to play with them often. Evelyn recalls, "One time Hubert and I got into a fight over some long forgotten reason. Hubert found a switch and hit me on my forehead leaving a gash. I had a scar for years. No one got punished for it." "I remember being locked in the toilet by Bea Anna Miller whenever I got in the way of the other kids. Sometimes, I would cry. After a while, they would let me out." Evelyn started first grade at the Bethlehem Lutheran School but the family moved before she had finished the school year. Evelyn was confirmed on 7 Jun 1930 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, Monroe Co., IL. In 1940, Evelyn moved with her family to Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA. Her first "big-paying" job was working for Hinson's Manufacturing Company in Waterloo, IA, for $11 a week. She then worked at Rath's, removing bones from hams. Evelyn rented a room at a rooming house in Waterloo, IA. This rooming house had a vacant room that two young brothers rented. Evelyn's landlady introduced her to the brothers. One of the young men turned out to be Evelyn's future husband, Leonhard Nelson. Leonard's name was drawn in Dec of 1940 when they first started to call men into service. He went into service on 25 Apr 1941 in the U.S. Infantry. Evelyn went out to California to marry Leonard. On 27 May 1942, Evelyn Anna Alma Gliedt wed LEONARD STEWART NELSON. They were married by H. Reents, the Lutheran Chaplain of the U.S. Army, at the Community Congregational Church of Avalon on Catalina Island, Los Angeles Co., CA. Leonard (1918- ), the son of Walter Oscar and Mabel Victoria Nelson nee Nelsen, was born on 14 Oct 1918 in Genoa, Nance Co., NE and was baptized by the Methodist Pastor, Chas Ericson, on 15 Jul 1923. His sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. Berton Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Nelson of Genoa, NE. Leonard was confirmed by Rev. Walter Laretz on 17 Mar 1943 at the Zion English Lutheran Church in San Luis Obispo, CA. After her marriage, Evelyn returned to Waterloo, IA, and worked at Hinson's Manufacturing Company during the war. Leonard served in the army until 8 Oct 1945, when he received a medical discharge. After Leonard came home from the war, they lived in Waterloo, IA. Leonard worked for the Rath Packing Company until 1961. In Jun of 1962, they moved to Lincoln, NE, where Leonard worked as an electrician and later as a painting contractor, until his retirement in 1983. On 9 Sep 1986, they moved to their present home in Monett, MO. Leonard's interests include fishing, and gardening. Evelyn has also worked as a salesclerk, a ward secretary, and is a homemaker. Her interests include reading, sewing, knitting, quilting, gardening and flowers, and she is active in the LWML. 43 The children of Leonard and Evelyn Nelson nee Gliedt: 780. Ronald, 783. Mary, and 787. Carol.
End-Notes1 Chronicle of America, (Mount Kisco, NY: Chronicle Publications), pp. 475-477.
2 Missouri, Lawrence County, Freistatt, Trintiy Lutheran Church, Computer printout of Baptismal Record found in Book-1, entry #300. Submitted by Evelyn Nelson and Fae Gliedt, Monett, MO, 1990. NOTE: HIS FATHER IS LISTED AS GOTTLIEB GLIEDT AND HIS MOTHER AS HANNA PEPPELMEIER ON THE COMPUTER PRINTOUT.
3 The First One Hundred Years, 1874-1974. Trinity Lutheran Church, Freistatt, MO.
4 Missouri, Lawrence County, Freistatt Township, 1900 U.S. Census, NAR film #T628/870, p. 331, ED-89, Sheet-8A, 132/135.
Figure 1: Martin and Alma (Lampe) Gliedt. 10 Nov 1912, New Minden, IL.
5 Nickname courtesy of Martha Kaiser, Cole Camp, MO.
6 Nickname information submitted by Martha Kaiser, Cole Camp, MO.
7 Missouri, Lawrence County, Freistatt, Trinity Lutheran Chruch, Confirmation Record extracted from original Church Book-1, entry #350. Submitted by Evelyn Nelson and Fae Gliedt, Monett, MO, 1990.
8 Missouri, Lawrence County, Freistatt Township, FHL film #1374808, SD-13, ED-91, Sheet-1B, line-43, 29/29.
9 Missouri, Lawrence County, Mt. Vernon, County Clerk, Land Records, Book-115, p. 597. Photocopy of original record courtesy of Edward Tomblin, Monett, MO, 1990.
10 Information on Martin's buggy ride submitted by Evelyn Nelson, Monett, MO, Jun 1990.
11 St. Johanneis is now known as St. John's Lutheran Church and is located on Route 1, Nashville, IL.
12 Illinois, Washington County, Nashville, St. John's Lutheran Church, Marriage Records 1912-1913, entry #5. Photocopy of original record courtesy of LuAnn Sprehe, Church Secretary, Jan 1991.
13 Birth/Baptismal information submitted by Melma Gliedt, Wynne, AR, Sep 1990.
14 Illinois, Washington County, Nashville, St. John's Lutheran Church, Confirmation Records 1905, entry #10. Photocopy of original record courtesy of LuAnn Sprehe, Church Secretary, Jan 1991.
15 Information on Alma's name submitted by Melma Gliedt, Wynne, AR, Nov 1990.
16 Texas, Brazoria County, Angleton, County Clerk, Map Records, Vol.-2, p. 85-86. Photocopy of original records courtesy of Diane Kropp, Pearland, TX, Oct 1990.
17 Family tradition says that the men traveled to Texas in 1913 to view the land with the purpose of buying the land. Information submitted by John Doennig, Chelsea, OK, 1990. The men probably traveled to Texas later, 1914 as they all purchased land on 1 Jan 1914.
18 Texas, Brazoria County, Angleton, County Clerk, Land Records, Book-126, p. 216. Photocopy of original record courtesy of Diane Kropp, Pearland, TX, Oct 1990.
19 Missouri, Lawrence County, Mt. Vernon, County Clerk, Land Records, Book-124, p. 338. Photocopy of original record courtesy of Edward Tomblin, Monett, MO, 1990.
20 Information on housing submitted by John Doennig, Chelsea, OK, 1990.
21 Information from Brazoria County History submitted by Diane Kropp, Pearland, TX, Oct 1990.
22 Crop information submitted by John Doennig, Chelsea, OK, 1990.
23 A. Ray Stephen and William M. Holmes, Historical Atlas of Texas, (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989), p. 44.
24 Edith B. McGinnis, I Remember, submitted by Diane Kropp, Pearland, TX, Oct 1990.
25 Information submitted by John Doennig, Chelsea, OK, 1990.
26 Texas, Brazoria County, Angleton, County Clerk, Land Records, Book-132, p. 223. Photocopy of original record courtesy of Diane Kropp, Pearland, TX, Oct 1990.
27 A Brief History of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Fairland, Oklahoma, p. 5. Submitted by Arnold Winter, Fairland, OK, 1991.
28 Telephone conversation with Mr. & Mrs. Mcloud, Newgulf, TX. Mrs. Mcloud's great uncle sold the land to our families.
29 Texas, Brazoria County, Angleton, County Clerk, Land Records, Book-138, p. 30. Photocopy of original record courtesy of Diane Kropp, Pearland, TX, Oct 1990.
30 Oklahoma, Ottawa County, Fairland, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Membership list of 1914-1920. Photocopy of original record submitted by the Pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fairland, OK, 1991.
31 A Brief History of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Fairland, Oklahoma, p. 5. Submitted by Arnold Winter, Fairland, OK, 1991.
32 Story about Martin and the bull submitted by Evelyn Nelson, Monett, MO, June 1990.
33 Oklahoma, Mayes County, Rider Township, 1920 U.S. Census, NAR film #T625/1472, SD-1, ED-49, Sheet-5A, line-35, 10/10.
34 Story submitted by Esther Dunham, Waterloo, IA, 1990.
35 Information submitted by Esther Dunham, Waterloo, IA, 1990.
37 Death Information submitted by Melma Gliedt, Wynne, AR, Sep 1990.
38 Obituary Titled: "Alma C. Gliedt", Newspaper name or date not given, article submitted by Melma Gliedt, Wynne, AR, Sep 1990.
39 Missouri, Lawrence County, Freistatt, Trinity Lutheran Church, Death Records, Book-1, entry #256. Submitted by Evelyn Nelson and Fae Gliedt, Monett, MO, Jun 1990.
40 Information in this section submitted by Esther Dunham, Waterloo, IA, 1990.
Figure 5: The Dunham Family.
Left: Larry, Hursald, and Esther. Photo courtesy of Esther Dunham.
42 Oklahoma, Ottawa County, Fairland, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baptismal Records, 1917, p. 37, entry #44/#8. Photocopy of original record courtesy of the Pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fairland, OK, 1991.
43 Information in this section submitted by Evelyn Nelson, Monett, MO, Jan 1991.
Figure 7: Left: Carol (Nelson) Peckman, Ronn Nelson, and Mary (Nelson) Petri. May 1992. Photo courtesy of Evelyn Nelson, Monett, MO.
44 Information in this section submitted by Ronn Nelson, Milwaukee, WI, Nov 1990.
Figure 8: The Ronald Nelson Family. 1992.
Left to Right: Carolyn, Kathleen, Jennifer, and Ronald. Photo courtesy of Ronald Nelson, Milwaukee, WI.
47 Information in this section submitted by Mary Petri, Junction City, KS, Mar 1991.
Figure 9: The Petri Family. 1992.
Left to Right: Jeff, Mary, Bob, Christi and Nathan. Photo courtesy of Mary Petri, Junction City, KS.
51 Information in this section submitted by Carol Peckman, Enid, OK, Jan 1991.
Figure 10: Richard and Carol (Nelson) Peckman. Photo courtesy of Carol Peckman, Enid, OK.
Figure 11: Bride: Viola (Gliedt) Baker and her sister, Esther Gliedt. 1942. Photo courtesy of Viola Baker.
52 Information in this section submitted by Viola Baker, Davenport, IA, Oct 1990.
53 Information submitted in this section by Robert and Beverly Baker, Davenport, IA, May 1990. Information also submitted by Viola Baker, Davenport, IA, Oct 1990.
Figure 15: Bob and Beverly (Untiedt) Baker and their children: Stephen and Cindy.
57 Information in this section submitted by Robert and Beverly Baker, Davenport, IA, May 1990.
Figure 16: Sharon Livermore and her daughters, Katinka and Kristy. 1977. Photo courtesy of Viola Baker.
59 Information in this section submitted by Viola Baker, Davenport, IA, Oct 1990.
60 Information in this section submitted by Sharon Livermore, Phoenix, AS, May 1990. Information also submitted by Viola Baker, Davenport, IA, Oct 1990. Information also submitted by Katinka Egger, Denver, CO, May 1992
61 Information submitted by Viola Baker, Davenport, IA, Oct 1990.
62 Information submitted by Sharon Livermore, Phoenix, AZ, May 1990.
63 Information in this section submitted by Viola Baker, Davenport, IA, Oct 1990.
Figure 18: Mark and Debra (Williams) Baker and their children.
64 Information in this section submitted by Mark and Debra Baker, Davenport, IA, Oct 1990.
71 Information in this section submitted by Melvin Gliedt, Janesville, WI, Sep 1990.
Figure 19: Terry and Mary (Umhoefer) Gliedt and their children (left): Gretchen, Micah and Kimberly. Photo courtesy of Terry Gliedt, Pine Island, MN.
72 Death information submitted by Terry Gliedt, Pine Island, MN, 1992. Funeral notice submitted by Carol Peckman, Enid, OK, 1992.
Figure 19: Terry and Mary (Umhoefer) Gliedt and their children (left): Gretchen, Micah and Kimberly. Photo courtesy of Terry Gliedt, Pine Island, MN.
73 Information in this section submitted by Terry Gliedt, Pine Island, MN, Sep 1990.
78 Information in this section submitted by Norman and Vivian Gliedt, Waterloo, IA, Oct 1990.
81 Information in this section submitted by Norman and Vivian Gliedt, Waterloo, IA, Oct 1990. Information also submitted by Mike and Vicki Gill, Rock Island, IL, Sep 1990, 1992.
84 Information in this section submitted by Al and Fae Gliedt, Monett, MO, Dec 1990.
85 Information in this section submitted by Al and Fae Gliedt, Monett, MO, Dec 1990. Information also submitted by Donna Fedyk, Bridgeton, MO Feb 1991.
89 Information in this section submitted by Al and Fae Gliedt, Monett, MO, Dec 1990. Information also submitted by Roger and Diane Gliedt, Monett, MO, Mar 1991.
90 Information in this section submitted by Roger and Dianne Gliedt, Monett, MO, Mar 1991.
91 Information in this section submitted by Roger and Dianne Gliedt, Monett, MO, Mar 1991.
92 Information in this section submitted by Roger and Dianne Gliedt, Monett, MO, Mar 1991.
93 Information in this section submitted by Al and Fae Gliedt, Monett, MO, Dec 1990. Information also submitted by Carol Peckman, Enid, OK, Jan 1991. Information also submitted by Dianne Gliedt, Monett, MO, 1991.
94 Information submitted by Edward and Dorothy Amoss, Mt. Airy, MD, Oct 1990.
Figure 23: Steve and Judy (Lewis) Amoss. 20 Aug 1989, Baltimore, MD. Photo courtesy of Judy Amoss, Mt. Airy, MD.
95 Information in this section submitted by Edward and Dorothy Amoss, Mt. Airy, MD, Oct 1990. Information also submitted by Steve and Judy Amoss, Baltimore, MD, Oct 1990.
96 Information in this section submitted by Edward and Dorothy Amoss, Mt. Airy, MD, Oct 1990.
97 Information in this section submitted by Edward and Dorothy Amoss, Mt. Airy, MD, Oct 1990. Information also submitted by Kathy Myers, May 1990.
98 Information in this section submitted by Melma Gliedt, Wynne, AR, Sep 1990.
Figure 24: Melma Gliedt.
Figure 25: Left to Right: Dorothy Gliedt, Martin Gliedt and Melma Gliedt.
99 The surname Moussoff was spelled phonetically.
100 Information in this section submitted by Martin Gliedt, Smyrna, GA, Jan 1991.
101 Ibid. Information also submitted by Scott Gliedt, Nashville, TN, 1992.