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John Bernard Knobbe, born near Hanover, Germany in 1811, and his wife, the former Adelade Waters, immigrated to America in 1855 with their six children: Bernard Henry, Clemens John, Richard Henry, Angela Mary, Herman and John R. The (sic) settled near Galena, Illinois. In 1870 they moved to Carroll County, what was then known as Sheridan Township, (now Kniest), and took up a homestead three quarters of a mile east of Breda, now the home of the Dean Tiefenthaler family. John and a number of his sons were among the early constructors of the railroad in the territory. He died in 1894 and is buried at Breda.

Clemens John, son of John Bernard Knobbe, was an early businessman in Breda operating a grain dealership. He also owned and managed a saloon in the area that the present Post Office now occupies. The family residence was to the rear of this establishment. Some years later he farmed in the Willey area and upon retiring moved back to Breda.

Clemens John was married twice; his first wife was Mary Kuhl. Frank and Anna Knobbe (Wessling) were children of this union. His wife Mary died in 1877 and was buried at Mt. Carmel. In 1879 Clemens John was married to Mary Wempe Klein. Children of this marriage include: Clem, Francis (Leuke), Henry, Joseph, Mary (Leuke), John, Tony, and step -children Ben Klein, and Anna Klein (Pittman). Clemens John died in 1919; his wife Mary died in 1934, and are buried at Breda.

Grandchildren of Clemens John still living in the Breda area are: Felicitas Knobbe (Polking), Carole Knobbe (Snyder), Mark, Mello and Robert Knobbe. The late Father Clemens Knobbe, a native priest was also a grandson.

Knobbe Family

Front: John, Tony, Francis (Mrs. Martin Leuke)

Second Row: Henry, Clemems J., Mary, Joseph

Third Row: Anna (Mrs. John Wessling), Clem, Ben Kleim, Anna Kleim (Mrs. Henry Pittman), Mary (Mrs. Henry Leuke)

 

Transcription by: Anita Henning Lemon Grove, CA

 (On page 91 & 93 of The Breda Centennial Book, Older Days Renewed 1877-1977)

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Kermit, Donald, Doyle, Leroy, Walter, Roer

Velma (Blum), Maxine (Heinrichs), Mrs. and Mr. Wlm. Koster, Wlm Jr., and Ruth (Heinrichs)

From: St. Bernard Parish 1880-1980

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Joseph and Rose (Schierholt) Knobbe

From: St. Bernard Parish 1880-1980

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Rose (Schierholt) Knobbe

From: St. Bernard Parish 1880-1980

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Joe Knobbe

From: St. Bernard Parish 1880-1980

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Clem and Hazel Van Erdewyk Koster

From: St. Bernard Parish 1880-1980

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Ray and Clara Luchtel Klaus

From: St. Bernard Parish 1880-1980

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Wlm. and Mathilda Grabner Koster

From: St. Bernard Parish 1880-1980

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Koster

(On pages 103 and105 of The Breda Centennial Book, Older Days Renewed 1877-1977)

William Koster was born November 10, 1850 in Hanover Province, Germany. At the age of fourteen he came to America with his brother Henry, and joined his father, brother and sister, Herman and Anna, who had come to Minonk, Illinois two years earlier.

In the year 1870, he came to Carroll County, Iowa, and purchased a farm in Wheatland Township from the Railroad Land Company. He took possession in 1872 and was among the first pioneers. Henry came to Iowa with William, taught school, but was never married.

William married Margaret Berning at Mt. Carmel, on July 8, 1882. They had seven children: Josephine: [Mrs Henry Schulte], William, Jr., Joseph, Anna [Mrs Tony Knobbe], Clem, Clara [Mrs John Knobbe], and Margaret [Mrs Joe Grabner]. William moved to the farm on the west edge of Breda in 1900, and died January 31, 1928. His wife, Margaret, died January 12, 1898.

William, Jr, was born January 12, 1887 and died April 14, 1965. He married Mathilda Grabner on February 6, 1912. She was born July 10, 1888, and she still lives in Breda. The original Koster farm is now owned by two of William Koster’s sons, Don and Leroy. The Leroy Koster family lives on the farm.

Anita Snyder Henning
Lemon Grove, CA


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Margaret Koster

From: St. Bernard Parish 1880-1980

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M/M Joe Konne

From: Mt. Carmel Centennial 7-16-69

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Eleanor Koenig age 1

Photo from: "1883 Halbur 1983 Memories of Yesterday Dreams of Tomorrow"

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August and Helen Heinrichs Krogman

Attendants: Bernadine Esiched Wittrock and Alphonse Heinrichs 6-3-1913

Photo from: "1883 Halbur 1983 Memories of Yesterday Dreams of Tomorrow"

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Anton and Wilhelmina Klein Hoelker

2nd Marr.

Photo from: "1883 Halbur 1983 Memories of Yesterday Dreams of Tomorrow"

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Herman and Eleanor Koenig Heinrichs 8-7-1923

Photo from: "1883 Halbur 1983 Memories of Yesterday Dreams of Tomorrow"

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Ferdinand Krogman Family

Ferdinand, Jenny Fehring, August, Catherine

Frances, Mary Fehring, Cecelia Riesselman, Anna Hoesing

Photo from: "1883 Halbur 1983 Memories of Yesterday Dreams of Tomorrow"

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August Krogman Family

Hilaria, Helen, Evelyn

Marie and Ferdinand

Photo from: "1883 Halbur 1983 Memories of Yesterday Dreams of Tomorrow"

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Otto and Ella Kroeger

Photo from: "1883 Halbur 1983 Memories of Yesterday Dreams of Tomorrow"

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Mrs. Frances Koenig Family

Florine, Frances, Elanor Heinrichs

Leo, Hilbert, Eugene, Rev. Jerome, Vincent, Simon, Joe

Photo from: "1883 Halbur 1983 Memories of Yesterday Dreams of Tomorrow"

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Joseph Koenig, Merchant and Postmaster

Photo from: "1883 Halbur 1983 Memories of Yesterday Dreams of Tomorrow"

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John and Anna Hoffman Kraus

Photo from: "St. Mary's-Willey Immaculate Conception Church 1882-1982"

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John Kraus Sr. Family

Katherine-Herman Venteicher, John, Bertha-Tony Broich, Katherine, John

Frank, Jake, Rose-Joseph Drees, Joe and Fred

Photo from: "St. Mary's-Willey Immaculate Conception Church 1882-1982"

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Geo. and Veronica Nagl Koester

Photo from: "St. Mary's-Willey Immaculate Conception Church 1882-1982"

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John Knobbe Family

Edwin, Clara, John, Merlin

Janice-Leon Baumhover, Gerald, Bonita-Jeffrey Young

Robert, Florence-Ed Heugerich, Lee, Jacqueline-Dominic Siebenaller, Roy

Photo from: "St. Mary's-Willey Immaculate Conception Church 1882-1982"

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Joseph Klingseis Family

Joseph Jr., Joseph Sr., Uknown, Mary Theresa-John Liewer

Frances-John Schreck, Tonny, Ann-Louis Zitzslsperger

Photo from: "St. Mary's-Willey Immaculate Conception Church 1882-1982"

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Theodore Kerper Sr. and wife

Photo from: "St. Mary's-Willey Immaculate Conception Church 1882-1982"

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John and Mary Wurzer Kerper

Photo from: "St. Mary's-Willey Immaculate Conception Church 1882-1982"

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Joe Kohorst 45th, 1970

Photo From: "1875-1975 St. John's Catholic Church Arcadia"

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J. H. Kohorst and his Mighty Michigan

Photo From: "1875-1975 St. John's Catholic Church Arcadia"

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Kaywood the barber and his new car

Photo From: "1875-1975 St. John's Catholic Church Arcadia"

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