Joe and Sherry have 3 children: Brandy Nicole Montano, Joseph Daniel Abraham and Grace Frances. Brandy is Joe’s step-daughter and was born in Spain. Brandy goes to school in Alamogordo where she is in the 5th grade for the 1995-1996 school year. Joseph Daniel  and Grace Frances, both born in Gerald Champion Memorial Hospital, Alamogordo.

Pavlovec, Michael

(Grace Huber Pavlovec)

Michael Joseph Pavlovec was born in the Decorah Hospital, the son of Daniel Edward Pavlovec and Grace (Huber) Pavlovec. Daniel was born in Ft. Atkinson, IA and Grace was born  at the Huber farm in Washington Twp., Winneshiek Co., IA. Daniel and Grace were married 27 Feb 1954 at St. John Nepomucene Church in Ft. Atkinson.

Michael’s brothers and sisters are: Mildred (Murray), Daniel Phillip, Mary (Hayek) and Joseph James.

Michael lives in Decorah, IA and works for the Soil Conservation Service.

Pavlovec, Victor and Ruth (Huber)

(Vic & Ruth Pavlovec)

Victor Wendel Pavlovec was born in Ft.Atkinson, IA to James John and Mary Ann (Riha) Pavlovec. Both his father and mother were born in Ft. Atkinson. Vic’s siblings are: Daniel, George, Mary Ann, Arthur, James F., Clarence, Paul and Rita.

Ruth Veronica was born at Huber's farm in Washington Twp., Winneshiek Co., the daughter of Zeno P and Mildred (Riehle) Huber. Ruth’s siblings are: Zeno W., Marie, Thelma, Robert, Coletta, Richard, Rose, Grace, James and Helen.

Vic and Ruth were married 14 Oct 1961 in St. John’s Nepomucene Church at Ft. Atkinson. They have 7 children: David, Donald, Timothy, Thomas, Lynda, Victor P and Roger: David Zeno  married Gretchen Jurs 17 Apr 1982. They have 2 children: Jacob and Kristy Ann. Donald Victor  married Ruth E. Shoots 27 Apr 1985. They have 4 children: Libbie, Justina, Corey and Tonya. Timothy John married Denise Welch 9 Jul 1988. They have a daughter, Amanda.  Lynda Marie has a son, Adam.

Vic and Ruth are members of St. John's Church. Vic is a member of the V.F.W. They live 1 mile west of Ft. Atkinson.

Peck, Diedrich — Family

(Janice Siefkin)

Diedrich Peck was born in 1851 in Hanover, Germany. He was orphaned by the age of 7 and made his home with the Conrad Kregel family. They came to America in 1866 and settled in Guttenberg. Diedrich married Fredricka Hinuber in 1872 at the old pioneer church which still stands beside Highway 52 between Garnavillo and Guttenburg. Diedrich farmed in Clayton Co. until 1875 when he bought a farm near Ossian. Diedrich and Fredricka became the parents of 4 children: Katie (m. Herman Lang), August, Emma (m. Julius Brown), and Tillie (m. John DeCou). After 46 years of marriage, Fredricka passed away in 1918. Their daughter Katie, widowed in 1915, came to live with Diedrich and care for him at his home in Castalia. When Katie died in 1932, Diedrich moved to the home of Julius and Emma Brown until his death in 1933.

Diedrich’s son, August George, was born in 1876 in Clayton Co. near Luana. In 1905, he married Ethel DeCou (b. 1883). Her parents were Eber and Anna DeCou of rural Ossian. August and Ethel farmed north of Ossian until 1943 when they moved to Ossian. Ethel loved to visit her friends and bring home the news of the community to share with her family. One of her big joys in life was to talk and listen in on the 17 family party-phone-line that served their home and neighborhood. August enjoyed fishing and his daily visits to the farm during his retirement. He often brought Hershey bars to his grandchildren, earning him the nickname of “Grandpa Candybar." August passed away 7 Aug 1953 and Ethel passed away exactly 6 years later.

August and Ethel became the parents of 3 sons and 4 daughters: Walter, Eldo, George, Viola, Hazel, Mabel, and Mildred.

Walter was born in 1906. He married Helen Lewis and they became the parents of Roger, Raymond, Shirley Ann, and Robert. Walter and his family farmed north of Ossian and in the Moneek area. Walter passed away in 1958. Eldo was born in 1910. While in the Navy, he met his first wife, Katherine III. They farmed near Frankville. They eventually divorced. Eldo married Laverna Hawley and adopted her 2 children, Kitty and Kelly. Eldo owned and operated the Ossian Insurance Agency until the time of his death in 1979. Viola married Kenneth Helium and they became the parents of Darlene, Dorothy, Jean, Ann, and Curtis. They farmed near Ossian and then settled near Luana where they farmed. They retired in Postville. Kenneth has since died and Viola continues to live in Postville. Hazel married Rudy Zimmerman and moved to Monticello, IA. Their children were Ed and Diane. They farmed for many years and later purchased a home in Monticello. Hazel passed away in Feb 1994. Mabel married Gordon Webber. They first lived in Michigan and later moved to San Diego, CA during World War II when that area was experiencing an economic boom. Mabel and Gordon adopted Dick and lived in a home 2 blocks from the Pacific Ocean. Gordon died in 1972. Mabel married Bill Johnson, a widowed friend from her church. They had many happy years together before Bill passed away in 1993. Mabel continues to live in San Diego. Mildred was born in 1922. She married Merlin Helium. They became the parents of Elaine and Dick. Mildred was ill much of her adult life. Her daughter was raised by the Helium family but son Dick was adopted and raised by her sister and


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