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Theodore Glawe


Posted By: Judy Moyna (email)
Date: 1/4/2011 at 19:10:54

(By Judy Bender Moyna)

Theodore William Glawe was born 30 Jan. 1891 in Read Twp., the son of Theodore William Elise (Taake) Glawe. His first wife, Emma Lembke, the daughter of Henry Lembke, died in 1918 following the birth of their only child, Vernon.

Vernon married Hazel Berger, the daughter of Ben and Stella (Herman) Berger on the 14 October 1939. They are the parents of four children, Stanley Vernon, b. 14 Nov. 1940; Graham who died in infancy; Christine Lou (Mrs. Kevin Krambeer) b. 22 Jan 1974; and Cindy Sue b. 7 Nov 1959.

Theodore (Ted) was married to Lillian Anna Vogt Oelke, the daughter of Frederick W. and Amelia (Seifert, Vullgraf) Vogt, on 16 May 1934 at Decorah. Lillian was a graduate of Matthew’s Hair Dressing Academy (1931) and operated her own shop in Farmersburg. After their marriage, they started farming in Farmersburg Twp. on his farm, retiring in 1945 and moving to Elkader. For a number of years Ted served as the caretaker of the cemetery at the Zion Lutheran Church in Clayton Center, worked for Binks Mercantile Store, and helped many of his old friends during haying season.

His face was known all over Elkader as he "supervised" the many construction projects going on around the town. He is remembered by friends and relatives as one who was always willing to help the other fellow but never asked anything in return. He was loved by young and old alike. His special favorites were children, whether they were his nieces, nephews, or grandchildren. He played a special role in the young lives of his step-grandchildren, Judy Bender Moyna, Lois Ann Bink Wood, and Rose Katherine Bink Nesteby Dillon.

~The information was collected by Judy and Jerry Moyna, from family members, especially Lillian (Vogt) Oelke Glawe, Marinette (Oelke) Bender Bink Olson, Arma Jean Newbern, Elkader, Rueben Muellers, St. Olaf, Floyd and Ora Schroeder, Guttenberg, Iowa, several histories of Clayton County including 1882 and 1912 and 1984, from various Iowa and Federal census records, several newspapers from the county including the Clayton County Journal, The Elkader Register, and the Clayton County Register, etc.

Plans include scanning available photographs, post cards, plat maps, and other appropriate printed material and the continuation of the excerpts from the local newspapers. A print out of the descendants of the Vogts is already on computer. Copies on a computer disk of the Family Tree Maker information and the text shown here are available to anyone who wants to add information to that now on file. Also, any additions and corrections, text or pictures, or contributions are more than welcome. Facilities exist to copy and return photographs. Contact Judy via her email address.


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