In Memoriam: Summer 2018

We regret to announce that, this past summer, we lost the following members of our family tree:

  • Elizabeth Rae “Betty” (Banwart) Dau Meyer (1936-2018)
  • Trudy Ann (Johnson) Nielsen (1949-2018)
  • Gary F. VonBerge (1949-2018)

See below for further details:


Elizabeth Rae “Betty” (Banwart) Dau Meyer (1936-2018)

Read Betty’s obituary

Betty was the mother of our cousins Susan, Lynn, Rickey, Mark, and Darrin Dau, who are the children of the late Duane Dau, grandchildren of Viola (Zinnel) Dau-Lenz, great grandchildren of Elizabeth (Eisler) Zinnel, 2xgreat grandchildren of Balthasar “Henry” Eisler, 3xgreat grandchildren of Anna (Lindemann) Eisler, 4xgreat grandchildren of Anna (Bomm) Lindemann, 5xgreat grandchildren of Anna (Sänger) Bomm, 6xgreat grandchildren of Johann George Sänger, 7xgreat grandchildren of Elisabeth Schmidt, 8xgreat grandchildren of Johann George Schmidt, 9xgreat grandchildren of Hans Heinrich Schmidt, and 10xgreat grandchildren of Hans Schmidt.


Trudy Ann (Johnson) Nielsen (1949-2018)

Read Trudy’s obituary

Trudy was a daughter of Ethel (Schmidt) Johnson Bednarski, granddaughter of Fred Schmidt, great granddaughter of Henry Schmidt, great great granddaughter of Conrad Schmidt, 3xgreat granddaughter of Dietrich Schmidt Sr., 4xgreat granddaughter of Friedrich Schmidt, 5xgreat granddaughter of Johannes Schmidt Jr., 6xgreat granddaughter of Johannes Schmidt Sr., 7xgreat granddaughter of Hans Heinrich Schmidt, and 8xgreat granddaughter of Hans Schmidt.


Gary F. VonBerge (1949-2018)

Read Gary’s obituary

Gary was the husband of LouCinda (Messner) VonBerge, son-in-law of Bernadine (Schmidt) Messner, grandson-in-law of Henry Schmidt Jr., great-grandson-in-law of Henry Schmidt Sr., 2xgreat-grandson-in-law of Conrad Schmidt, 3xgreat-grandson-in-law of Dietrich Schmidt Sr., 4xgreat-grandson-in-law of Friedrich Schmidt, 5xgreat-grandson-in-law of Johannes Schmidt Jr., 6xgreat-grandson-in-law of Johannes Schmidt Sr., 7xgreat-grandson-in-law of Hans Heinrich Schmidt, and 8xgreat-grandson-in-law of Hans Schmidt.

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