grandfather clocks, etc. He restores old gasoline engines. Orin likes to hunt and fish. He hunts elk and sheep in Wyoming. Helen does oil painting and likes to sew. She plays the violin with the Nordic Players.

Orin and Helen have been members of Glenwood Lutheran Church all their married life. Helen sings in the choir. Orin is chairman of the maintenance committee and does a lot of repair work for the church. Orin and Helen celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1993 at their home. They have 4 children: Herbert, Donna, James and Jolene.

Herbert Robert was born in Waukon, IA. He married Orabel Flatland 4 Sep 1965. They have 4 children: Marie Lynn, Byron Scott, Bradley David and Melanie Anne . Herbert is a part time farmer and runs a sawmill. Orabel drives a school bus and helps on the farm. Herbert served 3 years in the army in Alaska.

Donna Jean was born in Waukon. She married Clifford Dee 27 Jan 1963. They have 3 girls: Lisa Renee, Laurel Lee and LeAnn Emily. Donna and Clifford own and operate a farm in Glenwood Twp. Donna makes stained glass as a hobby.

James Orin was born in Waukon. He attended Luther College and married Karen Otterholt (from Janesville, Wl) 29 Aug 1970. They have 2 girls: Kjersti Louise and Mari Jorgina. James is a Viet Nam veteran. After several years as a hog farmer he presently does carpenter work. Karen works for a dentist in Decorah, Dr. Olson.

Jolene Lynn was born in Decorah. She attended Waldorf College. Jolene married Steve Chrystal (from Manchester, IA). They have 2 boys, both in the navy: Travis Lee and Trevor Louis . Jolene and Steve are divorced. Jolene lives in Louisville, CO. She is a dental technician.

Orin and Helen have 11 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren.

Einck, Bernard (“Ben”) and Julia (Doerr)

(Donald and Margaret Einck)

Ben Einck, son of Heinrich and Elisabeth (Lechtenberg) Einck, was born 21 Aug 1879. He had a twin who died in infancy.

Heinrich (b. 27 Sep 1831 in Legden, Prussia, Germany) married Katherine Bullerman. After a few years in Ohio they moved to the Festina area where Katherine died in 1871. Heinrich married Elisabeth Lechtenberg (b. 15 Mar 1846) 25 Dec 1872. Heinrich died 2 Apr 1911. Elisabeth died 9 Apr 1933. Both are buried at Festina.

Ben went to school a very few years near his home. He helped on his father's farm. When he became older he walked across the field and courted his future bride, Julia Doerr. They were married 20 Oct 1903.

Ben did day labor to support his new family. Later he took up farming and rented various farms in the area around Ossian. Eventually they decided they would buy a farm. A salesman came with a car to take them around to look at farms that were for sale. This is the first time they had a ride in a car. They bought a farm 3 miles north of Castalia and moved sometime in 1912. They built a new house there and the family enjoyed their new home. Ben and Julia were the parents of 2 daughters and 3 sons: Amanda, Arthur, Irene, Frederick and Jerome.

Amanda (b. 11 Nov 1904) married Henry Schultz. (See Schultz, Henry in this book.)

Arthur (b. 17 Feb 1907) married Mildred Wiltgen (b.24 Jul 1915). Their children were Robert, Richard and Mel. Robert married Dianna Bushman. Their children are John, Dean, Daryl and Scott. Richard married Mary Jane Bohr . Their children are Beth, Todd, Jeff and Douglas. Mel  married Cindy White. Their children are Daniel, Michael and Kris.

Irene (b.24 Jun 1910) married John (Jack) Schissel. Their children are: Ardith, Kathleen, and John. Ardith married Leonard Triska. Their children are Ruth, Julia, Terri Jo, Patricia and Sandra. Kathleen married Eldon Vine. Their children are Ann, James and Kyle. John  married Eunice Westby. Their children were Randall and John (died 28 Nov 1963 from Hodgkins Disease).

Frederick (b.6 May 1916) married Irene Meland. Their children are Darrel and Freddy (killed by lightning 2 Aug 1943).

Jerome (b.6 Jun 1919) married Norma Koch. Their children are Sandra, Annette, Diane and Linda.

Julia died 22 Mar 1935 and Ben died 17 Aug 1971.

Einwalter, William and Emily (Doubek)

(Lois Einwalter)

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William Edward Einwalter, born at Fort Atkinson 4 May 1903 son of William and Jessie Mae (Blunt) Einwalter, grew up in the Ft. Atkinson area about 2 miles west of town. He married Emily Mildred Doubek 5 Aug 1903 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Ft. Atkinson.

Emily was born at Ft. Atkinson 30 Dec 1905. She was the only daughter of James Albert and Louise Mary

Partial OCR transcription, some sensitive personal information such as birth dates of people that maybe living was not transcribed. See the associated scan to compare with the published information.

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