IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.
updated 09/06/2012

Engelhart / Engelhardt Album

Miscellaneous Engelhart / Engelhardt photos contributed by Clayton county researchers

Charles Engelhardt & son

Charles Engelhardt & son ca1890's
Photograph of Charles Engelhardt and a young boy, taken at the
Hale Studio in Elkader, Iowa

~original photo is in the possession of Shelley Cardiel, the scan is by Shelley and posted to the Clayton co. IAGenWeb with her permission
~contributed by Sandra Englehart

Notes from Sandra Englehart:

Shelley would be sincerely appreciative of your crediting her as in possession of the original photo and looking for descendants of Charles Christopher ENGELHARDT (1850-1906) and his wife, Wilhelmina "Minnie" Frederika TAAKE (1858-1947).

Charles was the son of Johan Engelhardt (1818 Germany - 1901 Clayton Co., IA) and his wife, Johanna Maria Schmidt (1815-1887). The Johan Engelhardt family arrived at New York City on July 3, 1862 aboard the ship New Orleans. Due to July 4th holiday, they actually stepped ashore on July 5, 1862. The family moved to a farm near Garnavillo.

Charles Engelhardt can be found in the 1870, 1880 & 1900 US census at Clayton Center, Wagner Twp., Clayton Co., Iowa. Charles and his Minnie are buried at the Zion Lutheran Church cemetery at Clayton Center.

They had 9 children: George (1875-1974), Bertha Buck (1877-1945), Otto (1881-1933), Charles H. (1884-1964), Hugo (1887-1920), Ella (1889-1918), Frederick (1891-1959), Pearl Johnson (1893-1974) & Roy (1895-1953).

Otto Engelhardt is the one son that moved to Washington state and only had one child, a daughter who married a Dickman. Shelley bought this photo from an antique dealer in Washington state who may have received this from one of the Dickman estates. If Shelley's photo was taken in the 1890's, I would assume that the approximately 4 year old boy in the photo is Charles' son, maybe Hugo or Frederick or Roy. Shelley thought the boy might be Charles' grandson, but I believe the boy is Charles' son. Since the photo went to Washington state, it's most likely Charles' son Otto in the picture, probably taken in the mid 1880's.

Shelley Cardiel's posting to the Clayton co. email list, July 2012:

I've "rescued" an old photograph of Charles Englehart and one of his grandchildren which was taken at the Hale Studio in Elkader, Iowa. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1890's with Charles likely in his 40's or 50's and the young child, a boy about 4 years old. Based on limited research I did find a possible match in census records as follows:

1880 census of Wagner, IA:
Charles Englehart, age 29, born Germany, a Farmer
Minna Englehart, wife, age 22, born Germany
George Englehart, son, age 5, born IA
Bertha Englehart, dau, age 3, born IA

I am hoping to locate someone form this family so that the photograph can be returned to their care. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley


Art Engelhardt's sons ca1915
Wagner twp.
(2 miles SE of Gunder along the Gunder Road)

Art Engelhardt's sons - Wagner twp., Clayton co. IA - 1915

Photo caption:
"Wagner Township: Our grandfathers, growing up without radio, television or movies, found their own fun in the simpler aspects of rural life. This photo, taken around 1915, shows Art Engelhardt's sons on their farm in Wagner Township. Norman Peterson now owns the farm. Shown. Left to right, are Abner, Myron, and Delmar Engelhardt. Brother Leo is riding the sheep."

~newspaper clipping & photo - publisher and date published is unknown,
~contributed by Dennis M. O'Brien

Contributors notes:
Art Engelhardt was married to Mary Olson. Mary was the daughter of Ole. S. Olson and Margaret (Baumeister) Olson. Mary's siblings were Maude - married to Phillip Walter, Olivia - married to Elliot Olson, Arthur Olson - married to Selma Olson, Nellie Olson - married to Oscar Torkelson, Millard Olson - married to Valdina Wettleson, Lillie Olson - married to Vern Trudo, Bertha Olson - married to Richard Bigler. Millard Olson and Valdina Wettleson are my Grandparents.


Engelhardt family reunion, 1926

Engelhardt family reunion, 1926


135 were in attendance at the Engelhardt reunion held July 4, 1926 on the George Engelhardt lawn. Those in attendance were Mrs. August Heckerford and son August of Ukah, California; August Engelhardt of Sioux Falls, S. Dakota; Mrs. Hattie Baumgart, sons Ray, Arthur and Merle of Owatonna, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Emil Buck of Calmar; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rasmussen and son of Britt, Mr. and Mrs. Harper and two children of Ventura; Mrs. August Doerring, Raymond and Evelyn of Kenosha, Wisconsin; Mrs. Harry Koth and son Gordon Lewis of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin; Mr. and Mrs. Will Krambeer and son Roy of Rudd, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Lance Candee of Clermont; Mr. and Mrs. Frank O'Brien of McGregor; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Garms and son & Mr. and Mrs. Walter Garms of Monona; Mrs. Mary Engelhardt of Farmersburg; Mrs. Minnie Engelhardt of St. Olaf; Mr. and Mrs. Asa Candee and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johnke of Postville; Grandma Krambeer, Robt. Collins family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krambeer, Louis, John Jr., and Ben Krambeer families, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Engelhardt, Mrs. Hazel Schroeder and children, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Engelhardt, Misses Jeanette Schulth and Susan Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Engelhardt and family - all of Luana; Herb Ihre family, Mr. and Mrs. Geraghty, Mr. and Mrs. John Engelhardt, Mrs. Emma John of Monona; Rudolph Engelhardt and family, Arno Engelhardt, Hy Gilster, Chas Reincke, Henry Engelhardt and Ed Kurth families of Farmersburg; Mr. and Mrs. Turner of Elkader and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wilke of Clayton Center. A splendid picnic dinner was served and a fine time reported by all.

~Postville Herald, Thursday July 8, 1926; Luana news column
~photo & news article were contributed by Sharyl Ferrall

Contributors Notes:
The photo was in my grandmother's photo album. (Dorothy Reincke Groth of Postville, Allamakee county) Her father, Charles Reincke attended the reunion. The news article was not with the photo. I found the newspaper article later, which gave the family reunion location to be at the George Engelhardt home, which was near Luana, Clayton co. Iowa. I am assuming that the photo was taken during the reunion. There are no names written on the photo.

Who may be in the photo:

1. August Engelhardt may be sitting next to the man with the cane

2. Gertrude Krambeer is the woman with the short sleeves talking to the turned man. ~ID from Roy Krambeer, see also note #7

3. Will Krambeer & son Roy (man in the white shirt with the boy in his lap) are sitting on the ground in front of #2, Gertrude Krambeer. ~ID by Roy Krambeer

4. Minnie Engelhardt is the first woman on the left in the second row

5. The woman on the left in the second row is Minnie Krambeer Collins

6. George Engelhardt may be standing behind the man with the cane and to the left in the photo.

-"I think John Engelhardt is the gentleman standing behind and to the left of the man with the cane. I could be wrong but we have a picture of John and Reka and it does look like him." from Henrietta Engelhardt, 09/15/06

7. Mrs. George Engelhardt is nee Emma Meyer. She might be the woman with the short sleeves talking to the man who is turned towards her

-See Will Krambeer note for Gertrude Krambeer #2
-I previously had Mrs. George Engelhardt as Cora A. Baldwin. Cora Baldwin Engelhardt was married to George Charles Engelhardt in 1902, but they did not live in Luana & were not at the reunion. There is another George Engelhardt who did live in the Luana vicinity.
-"Mrs. George Engelhardt, my great-grandmother was Emma Meyer." from Carol Meyer Willingham, March 2009

8. I have received conflicting ID's for the man with the cane.

-He may be Henry Engelhardt & the woman next to him his wife Reka or his sister Augusta.
-Roy Krambeer, the grandson of John Krambeer has ID'd the man with the cane as John Krambeer & the woman beside the man with the cane as Augusta Englehardt Krambeer. A note from Jan, Roy's daughter: "My dad is 87, but has excellent eye sight. Dad looks just like the man with the cane. The problem here is that John Krambeer is not listed as being in attendance at the reunion. Dad knew both of his grandparents; in fact, he stayed at their house at various times in his youth, so maybe he knows what he is talking about."
-Ed Engelhardt has ID'd the man with the cane as Henry Engelhardt, his great grandfather. "We have a few period photos from the Clayton Co Iowa location that show Henry."

Who do you think is in the reunion photo?

The photo was originally posted on the Clayton co. Document board in 2005 and has been left there. If you think you can ID someone in the photo please post your observations to the board. I'll then post them to this page.... Sharyl


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