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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Mary (Maria) Rockweiler

Mary  (Maria) Rockweiler was born in Baden, West Germany to Hillard and Franziska Hafner Rockweiler. She immigrated to America with her parents at the age of four. They settled in Cazenovia, Wisconsin. She met and married Athanas Jehle there on February 6, 1866. Three weeks after their wedding they moved to Iowa, settling in Lone Tree. She had lived here the rest of her life. She is the mother of seven children who all survive her. They are Annie Schaapveld of Lone Tree; Catherine Sievers of Humboldt, Kansas; Julia Schaapveld of Hooker, Oklahoma; Frank, Leo, Michael, and Ben Jehle all of Lone Tree. She is also mourned by 24 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; two sisters Catherine Eckart of Subiaco, Arkansas and Anna Deitelhoff; and two brothers Frank Rockweiler of Cazenovia, Wisconsin and John Rockweiler of Cazenovia, Wisconsin. 

Mary Rockweiler Jehle

 Photo by Phyllis Hazen/Stoneseeker

Lone Tree Cemetery
Lone Tree
Johnson County
Iowa, USA
Plot: North Section, Row 19

Athanas Jehle

Mary Rockweiler & Athanas Jehle
Had the following children:
1. Anna b. 11 Nov 1866 d. 4 May 1946 married William m Schaapveld
2. Julia b. 1868 in Johnson Co. Ia died 1951 married Bernardus Schaapveld
3. Catherine b. 1871 d. 1940
4. Frank b 28 Nov 1873 in Lone Tree, Johnson, Iowa d. 13 May 1962 in Lone Tree, IA He was a farm hand.
5. Leo b. 1 Apr 1876 in Lone Tree, IA, d. 7 Feb 1952 in West Liberty, IA. He was a farmer. He was married to Christian Meyer.
6. Michael b. 3 Sep 1878 Lee Tree, Ia d. 11 Sep 1956 in Iowa City, IA He was a farm laborer
7. Bernardt Otto b. 23 Jul 1883 in Lone Tree IA d. 28 Aug 1947. He owned a Pool Hall.

She loved to read and loved flowers. Her home was adorn with flowers no matter the season.

For you Mary

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