Mary Elizabeth Moeller, 18711959 (aged 87 years)

Mary Elizabeth /Moeller/
Given names
Mary Elizabeth
Birth December 26, 1871 28 24

Birth of a sisterSophie Moeller
February 1, 1873 (aged 1 year)

Birth of a brotherAugust Moeller
June 10, 1875 (aged 3 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherNicolaus Hinrich Möller
November 1876 (aged 4 years)

Birth of a sisterAnna Moeller
November 3, 1878 (aged 6 years)
Birth of a brotherHerman Moeller
February 7, 1880 (aged 8 years)

Birth of a sisterEmma Moeller
July 17, 1883 (aged 11 years)
Birth of a sisterDora Moeller
November 23, 1886 (aged 14 years)
Birth of a brotherOtto P Moeller
July 27, 1888 (aged 16 years)
MarriageTheodore DehrkoopView this family
March 28, 1891 (aged 19 years)
Birth of a daughterAnna L Dehrkoop
April 25, 1893 (aged 21 years)

Death of a brotherAugust Moeller
September 27, 1893 (aged 21 years)

Death of a motherAnna E Nissen
October 4, 1893 (aged 21 years)

Address: Name: Anna E. Moeller Death Date: 04 Oct 1893 Page #: 54 Birth Date: 1847 Cemetery: Lone Tree Town: Everly Comment: wif: H. W. Level Info: Clay County, Iowa Grave Records
Birth of a sonLouis Dehrkoop
September 20, 1896 (aged 24 years)

Birth of a daughterMable E Dehrkoop
December 12, 1897 (aged 25 years)
Death of a brotherHerman Moeller
September 3, 1898 (aged 26 years)

Birth of a sonFred Dehrkoop
May 28, 1900 (aged 28 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam W Moeller
October 9, 1915 (aged 43 years)
Death of a fatherHenry W Moeller
June 26, 1919 (aged 47 years)

Address: Name: H. W. Moeller Death Date: 26 Jun 1919 Page #: 54 Birth Date: 1843 Cemetery: Lone Tree Town: Everly Level Info: Clay County, Iowa Grave Records
Death of a brotherHenry H Moeller
1933 (aged 61 years)

Death of a daughterMable E Dehrkoop
1935 (aged 63 years)

Death of a husbandTheodore Dehrkoop
1937 (aged 65 years)

Death of a sonFred Dehrkoop
November 12, 1942 (aged 70 years)

Cause: Died in the Line of Duty - DNB (Died non-Battle)
Death of a sisterDora Moeller
December 21, 1944 (aged 72 years)

Death of a daughterAnna L Dehrkoop
November 6, 1945 (aged 73 years)

Death of a sisterAnna Moeller
May 14, 1952 (aged 80 years)
Death of a sisterSophie Moeller
May 24, 1952 (aged 80 years)

Death May 27, 1959 (aged 87 years)

Family with parents
Birth: June 14, 1843Besdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Death: June 26, 1919
Marriage Marriage1864Moline, IL
4 years
elder brother
Birth: March 12, 1868 24 20Illinois
Death: October 9, 1915Hennepin County, MN
3 years
elder brother
13 months
13 months
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
15 months
younger brother
Birth: February 7, 1880 36 32
Death: September 3, 1898
4 years
younger sister
Birth: July 17, 1883 40 36Keystone, Iowa
Death: March 23, 1979Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 years
younger sister
Birth: November 23, 1886 43 39Clay County, IA
Death: December 21, 1944
20 months
younger brother
Family with Theodore Dehrkoop
Marriage MarriageMarch 28, 1891Everly, Clay, Iowa
2 years
3 years
Birth: September 20, 1896 36 24
Death: September 1982Spencer, Clay, Iowa
15 months
Birth: December 12, 1897 38 25Waterford Township, Clay County Iowa
Death: 1935
3 years
Birth: May 28, 1900 40 28Lone Tree, Clay, Iowa
Death: November 12, 1942
Note Note: August DUHRKOOP, not DEHRKWP, was my great-grandfather. He was born in 1831 in Malente, Schleswig Holstein (now part of Germany). He married my great-grandmother in 1854 near Silkeborg, Denmark; they had four sons. He landed in New York City, July 3, 1871, with two young sons, Andrew and Theodore, who later spelled their surname Dehrkoop. They may have gone directly to Benton County. He was married to Bridget Redmond from 1876 to 1882, when he left with Theodore to homestead in the Dakota Territory. Bridget and August farmed in Section 10 of Monroe Township. According to an item in the Dysart Reporter Jubilee Issue, March 26, 1953, the newspaper had written in 1878 that August harvested 85 bushels of corn to the acre; at that time 50 or less was average. He became a citizen March 21, 1879, in Vinton.

  In the 1880 Census his son was listed as Andrew Deerkoop, working as a hired hand in Tama County. Andrew later farmed in Clay County, Iowa, before returning to the Traer area. He married two Glorfeld sisters from Benton County; one is buriedin Lone Tree Cemetery near Everly. He is buried in the rural Oneida Cemetery south of Dysart. Several of his descendants live in Eastern Iowa. Bridget and her son William Shaw are buried in the old Catholic cemetery in Dysart. In 1887 Theodore moved to Waterford Township, Clay County, Iowa, from Beadle County, D.T. In 1893 he married Mary Moeller who was born in Benton County. Apparently several residents of Benton County moved to the Everly (formerly Clark) area of Clay County in 1884 or 1885. Accounts say that the train took two days and arrived in a blizzard. Two Moeller brothers, who also lived in Benton County and moved to Clay County, may have been August’s half brothers. August’s younger son Marius also married a woman originally from Benton County, Ida Mae Davis.


Benton Co. IAGenWeb || 1878 County Biography Index

Transcribed by Donna Dyhrkopp Clarke, e-mail - for the IAGenWeb Project

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