LeRoy John and Emma Stade Hoth
HOTH, STADE, HEUER, REINHART, MOHNING, MEYER, WENDT, FUNK
Posted By: Patricia Morehouse (email)
Date: 3/6/2007 at 10:28:18
Clayton County History 1984
LeRoy John and Emma Stade Hoth
LeRoy John Hoth, born January 26, 1915, rural St. Olaf, eldest son of Arthur August Hoth and Charlotte Marie Heuer Hoth. Other children in this family are Lester Emil Hoth, born November 8, 1916, a set of twin boys died at birth July 22, 1919, a daughter Annis died of appendicitis, May 1920, Helen Hoth Reinhart born January 29, 1922, and Reuben Henry Hoth born July 15, 1924.
LeRoy Hoth married Emma Stade of rural Farmerburg, June 14, 1933. They had two children, Gary Arthur born January 21, 1937, single, Roylene Ruby married Keith Mohning, born July 27, 1939. Emma passed away June 7, 1965, as the result of an auto accident.
Roylene and Keith Mohning married January 25, 1959, and live in rural Garnavillo. Their two children are Jon Keith born December 15, 1959, and Janet Korena born October 3, 1961.
LeRoy's father, Arthur Hoth, was born at Elkader, Iowa December 24, 1892, and died in rural St. Olaf, April 1, 1929. His mother, Charlotte, was born in Garnavillo, May 9, 1894, died April 20, 1933. They were married January 28, 1914, rural Read twp., Both are buried in Clayton Center Cemetery.
John Hoth, grandfather of LeRoy, was a German immigrant, born October 16, 1864. His grandmother, Elisa nee Meyer, was born in rural Farmersburg November 30, 1866. They married April 12, 1882, Both are buried in Clayton Centre.
Charlotte's father William Heuer, was born in Read Twp., in 1857, and died in 1892. Her mother Anna Marie Wendt, married William Heuer, December 12, 1890. She married John Funk in 1895.
Jon Hoth and his father started farming in Boardman Twp., after coming from Germany. His father died soon after and is buried in the old Clayton Centre Cemetery, site unknown. Jon married Elisa. They reared nine children, five boys, and four girls, with another girl dying in early childhood. Their eldest son, Arthur married Charlotte. They started farming a quarter section in Read Twp., rural St. Olaf. Arthur's death in 1929 and Charlotte's in 1933 left their four children, LeRoy, the eldest, farmed here for two years, then moved to Elkader where he followed various occupations, then went back to farming in 1939. He bought a farm near Monona in 1942 where he still resides. His wife, Emma, was involved in St. Paul's Lutheran Ladies Aid, a 4-H leader, and in rural Women's Club.
LeRoy served on the Clayton County Extension Council six years, Extension Youth Committee, three years, 4-H leader 22 years, Monona Co-op Board four years, active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, usher for 20 years, church council four years, chairman of the church two years, trustee three years, member Clayton County Fair Board ten years, member American Lutheran Church Men and has held various offices, board member Decorah Conference ALCM six years, treasurer, four years, was named Brotherhood Man of the Year in 1975. He was preivileged to help build the present church in Monona in 1965-1966.
He chaperoned a group of Luther Leaguers to Holden Village, also 4-Her's to Manitoba, Canada, North Carolina, and Traverse City, Michigan. In 1976, the Bicentennial year, he was a member of a group to go to Washington, D. C. and New York City, with five northeast Iowa counties involved.
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