Person:Alfred Anderson (1)

  1. Alfred Vern Anderson1917 - 1998
  • H.  Alfred Anderson (add)
  • W.  Alice Pitzer (add)
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Name Alfred Vern Anderson
Gender Male
Birth? 18 Nov 1917 Seibert, Kit Carson, Colorado, United StatesObituary
Occupation? Mechanic, Carpenter
Death[1] 24 May 1998 Rochester, Thurston, Washington, United StatesObituary last known residence
Obituary? See image below
Burial? Olympia, Thurston, Washington, United StatesObituary
Cause of Death? myelogenous leukemia
Other? 80 years

The Wentz Family of Conrad Wentz born 1819 Reinpfalz, Bayern, Germany and Charlotte Mader born 1832, Bayern, Germany, who immigrated to America, settling in Forks, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania in 1848 and to Cawker City, Mitchell County, Kansas in 1870.

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Alfred Vern Anderson, son of Lena Ailers Anderson and James C. Anderson, grandson of Hannah Wentz Ailers Roeder and John Ailers, great grandson of Conrad Wentz and Charlotte Elizabeth Wentz.

Alfred "Vern" Anderson, 80, a resident of Rochester for four years, died of acute myelogenous leukemia Sunday, May 24, 1998 in Capital Medical Center, Olympia.

He was born Nov. 18, 1917 in Seibert, Colo. to James C. and Lena Ailers Anderson.

He married Alice Marie Pitzer on Sept. 9, 1944 in Seattle, Wa.

Mr. Anderson worked for Todd Shipyard during WWII. From 1951 to 198l, he worked for J. Herbert Bates Lumber Co. in Wallowa, Oregon. He then worked for Crown Zellerback Lumber Co., Omak until his retirement in 1982.

He was a member of Eagles, Elks, and Oddfellows in Omak and Wallowa, Oregon.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a mechanic and carpenter. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Alice of Rochester; two sons, Gary G., Tacoma, WA and Ronald L. Packwood; a brother, John A. Anderson, Yakima. Four grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A family gathering will be held at a later date. The family suggests Memorials donations be made to Charity of choice. Arrangements are by American Funeral Directors, Olympia.

The Olympian Monday June 8, 1999 page C2

The Wentz family of Bayern, Bavaria, Germany migrated across Europe, first to Holland and then to England, coming to America in 1848, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania near the postal towns of Eldredsville in 1860 and Millview in 1870. Conrad Wentz, age 44, occupation farmer, from Germany, was listed in the July 1863 Consolidated Draft Registry, Forks, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. The family moved from the census township of Forks, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania to Kansas in 1870, homesteading in Mitchell County. 1920 Federal Census family members indicated their father's birthplace was Friesland and mother's birthplace was Bavaria.

Cawker City Journal December 7, 1882

"Conrad Wentz, died at his residence on Granite Creek, three miles east of Cawker City, Nov. 28, 1882, aged 63 years, five months and 24 days. He leaves a wife and eleven child- ren, five of the children are at home with the mother in needy circumstances. He came from Reinpfalz, Bayern, Germany to Pennsylvania in 1848 where he was married to Charlotte Mader, Jan 1, 1850. He located at this place with the rest of the Pennsylvania colony Oct. 15, 1870. He was greatly afflicted for many years with gravel, and was once operated upon by Dr. D. C. Everson and two other physicians. He was a Presbyterian. This last sickness, with a complication of diseases creating intense suffering, he bore with christian fortitude and submission. One of simple, earnest faith has gone to rest. May the blessing of God rest upon the bereaved family."

Probate of the estate of Conrad Wentz, March of 1885, noted the following heirs:

Charlotte Mader Wentz Kraemer, wife and children:

Adam Henry Wentz, 32, born abt 1853, Sullivan Co., PA, residence unknown

Mary Wentz Bauer, 28, born December 1856, Sullivan Co., PA, residence Warsaw, Wisconsin

Caroline Wentz Stumme, 26, born January 1859, Sullivan Co., PA, residence Germantown, Smith County, KS

Hannah Elizabeth Wentz Ailers, 24, born September 29, 1860, Sullivan Co., PA, residence Osborne County, KS and The Pennsylvania Colony

Catharine Wentz Buffington, 22, born abt 1861, Sullivan Co., PA, residence unknown

Jacob Andrew Wentz, 20, born July 1864, Sullivan Co., PA, residence Cawker township, Mitchell County, KS

Charlotte Louise Wentz, 18, born abt 1867, Sullivan Co., PA, residence Germantown, Smith County, KS

Charles David Wentz, 15, born April 1869, Sullivan Co., PA, residence Cawker township, Mitchell County, KS

Rebecca Amanda Wentz, 13, born May 8, 1872, Mitchell Co., KS, residence Cawker township, Mitchell County, KS

George Noah Wentz, 12, born July 1873, Mitchell Co., KS, residence Cawker township, Mitchell County, KS

John Conrad Wentz, 9, born March 1875, Mitchell Co., KS, residence Cawker township, Mitchell County, KS

Glen Elder, KS 1902

"Mrs Scharlottie Wentz: Died, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Wm Little in Glen Elder, on Saturday June 28, Mrs Scharlottie Wentz, aged 69 years, 9 months, and 20 days. Mrs. Wentz was born in Germany, Sept. 8, 1832 and came to the United States in 1836 locating in Pennsylvania. In 1870 she moved to Kansas and afterward to Oklahoma and Wisconsin, coming back to Mitchell county Kansas in 1898. The funeral services were conducted at the house by Rev. Helmick, of the M. E. church and the remains laid to rest in the Granite Creek cemetery. She leaves nine children to mourn her departure, 4 of whom live in Kansas, three in Nebraska and two in Wisconsin.

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