The Ramthun and Schofield families

The Ramthun family came to Calhoun County in 1870s, first Fred Ramthun (full name Martin Frierich Gottlieb Hermann Ramthun) with the families that came from Ogle County, Illinois to found Trinity Lutheran Church outside of Rockwell City. His brother, August Ramthun (full name Johann August Wilhelm Ramthun) followed in the 1880s. The Ramthun brothers settled in Logan and Center townships, respectively. The Ramthuns originally came from Coldemanz, Greifenberg, Pommern, Prussia (modern Kołomąć in Poland, located up near the Baltic Sea about 40 miles from the German border).

(one of Fred's sons is also named August, as you'll see below; best to keep that in mind in order to not be confused)

One of August's daughters, Minnie Ramthun (full name Wilhelmine Carolina Ramthun) married Anton Schofield. Their son, Fred Schofield, married Fred Ramthun's granddaughter, Bertha Ramthun. Thus the two families were brought back together in the Schofield family.

The Brothers, August and Fred Ramthun

August and Minnie Ramthun

August and Minnie (Lembke) Ramthun

Fred Ramthun

Fred Ramthun (wife Caroline Broitzmann)

Fred and Caroline Ramthun and Family

Fred and Caroline Ramthun and their family around their 50th Anniversary.

Front Row: August Ramthun (holding Walter), Bertha Ramthun, Marie Ramthun (with Mabel in front), Arthur Ramthun, Fred Ramthun, August Gleason, Caroline Ramthun, Wilhelmine Ramthun, Louise Gleason (holding Rose Gleason), and Frank Gleason (holding Gertrude Gleason)
Back Row: Harry Ramthun, Rose Ramthun, Alfred Gleason, Wilbur Gleason, Martha Gleason, John Gleason, Alma Ramthun, Frank Gleason, Rudolph Ramthun

Anton Schofield and Minnie Ramthun

Minnie was the daughter of August Ramthun and Minnie Lembke

Anton Schofield

Anton Schofield

Anton Schofield

Anton Schofield

Anton and Minnie Schofield's House

Anton and Minnie Schofield and children in front of their house.

Left to Right: Bertha, Anton, Fred, Wilhelmine holding Wilhemina

Anton Schofield and Daughter

Anton Schofield and his 6 daughters (his 2 sons not pictured).

Left to Right: Alvena, Ella, Emma, Anton, Ann, Minnie, Bertha

August Ramthun and Maria Ausborn

August was the son of Fred Ramthun and Caroline Broitzmann

August Ramthun

August Ramthun

(zoom of picture on right)

4 Generations

4 Generations of Ramthuns

Left to Right: Fred, August, and Harry Ramthun holding Deloris

Maria Ramthun

Maria Ramthun

Maria Ramthun

Maria Ramthun

August and Maria Ramthun

August and Maria Ramthun

Ramthun Family Farm

The Ramthun Family Farm

August and Maria Ramthun and Family

August and Maria Ramthun and Family

Back Row: Arthur, Alma, Harry, Rudolph, Rose, Bertha
Front Row: Mabel, Marie (w/ Mildred), Hazel, August, Walter

August and Maria's House

August and Maria's House

Left to Right: August Ausborn, Rudolph, August Ramthun, Alma (with Mabel and Walter in front),
Maria (with Hazel on lap), Rose, Bertha, Harry, and Arthur

Fred Schofield and Bertha Ramthun

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