Ronald Lee Draper

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Ronald Lee Draper was born Between 3 and 9 Aug 1950, Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa (son of Wendell Edgar Draper and Lavonne Ehtel Stahr).

    Notes:

    Ronald graduated from Lanesboro High School May 29, 1968
    Last information we have indicates that Ronald and Wendy were living in Texas in 1982

    Ronald married Wendy [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Wendell Edgar Draper was born 6 Dec 1922, Traer, Tama, Iowa; died 5 Dec 1994, Harmony, Fillmore, Minnesota.

    Notes:

    Wendell went into the service March 18, 1943. He was sent to Farragut Idaho for his basic training.

    Wendell married Lavonne Ehtel Stahr [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Lavonne Ehtel Stahr
    Children:
    1. James Leonard Draper
    2. 1. Ronald Lee Draper was born Between 3 and 9 Aug 1950, Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa.
    3. Barbara Renee Draper
    4. Pamela Jolene Draper
    5. Larry Lynn Draper
    6. Wendall Leland Draper


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  Freeman Stahr was born 7 Mar 1900, Hartley, O'Brien, Iowa (son of Charles Stahr and Sabrena Rost); died 14 Nov 1979, Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa; was buried Dysart Cemetery, Dysart, Iowa.

    Notes:

    Freeman retired from Rath Packing Company.

    Freeman married Laura Kroeger 25 Sep 1922, Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa by T.H. Oxley. Laura (daughter of August Wilhelm Johann Fredrich Kroeger and Clara Arp) was born 28 Jan 1903, Reinbeck, Grundy, Iowa; died 18 Nov 1980, Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., Iowa; was buried Dysart Cemetery, Dysart, Iowa. [Group Sheet]


  2. 7.  Laura Kroeger was born 28 Jan 1903, Reinbeck, Grundy, Iowa (daughter of August Wilhelm Johann Fredrich Kroeger and Clara Arp); died 18 Nov 1980, Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., Iowa; was buried Dysart Cemetery, Dysart, Iowa.

    Notes:

    Laura was educated in country schools. She attended a Sewing School in Davenport. Her hobbies include sewing and flowers
    Laura died of a heart attack

    Notes:

    They were married in Waterloo Iowa by Justice of Peace T.H. Axley

    Children:
    1. 3. Lavonne Ehtel Stahr
    2. Raymond William Stahr
    3. Lorna Vondel Stahr


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Charles Stahr

    Charles — Sabrena Rost. [Group Sheet]


  2. 13.  Sabrena Rost
    Children:
    1. 6. Freeman Stahr was born 7 Mar 1900, Hartley, O'Brien, Iowa; died 14 Nov 1979, Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa; was buried Dysart Cemetery, Dysart, Iowa.

  3. 14.  August Wilhelm Johann Fredrich Kroeger was born 25 Apr 1868, GruBe, Holstein, Germany (son of Claus Henrich Friedrich Kroeger and Elsube Auguste Friederika Schwartz); died 17 Jun 1953, Traer, Tama county, Iowa; was buried Reinbeck Cemetery, Reinbeck, Iowa.

    Notes:

    Wilhelm at the age of 15 years was described as being small framed, dark blonde hair, blue eyes, long shaped face young man. He went by the name of Wm., he seldom used the name William. His surname of Kroger was changed to Kroeger by the Am. immigration officials. He applied for a passport March 3, 1884 to come to America - passport received was good till 1st of May, 1885. His parents gave consent for him to come to America November 5, 1884. Wm. left for America April 1885 (age 17). He arrived in New York on the ship SS Bohemia. Wilhelm received his citizen ship papers October 19, 1892. He farmed with Fritz from 1891 to 190
    He moved to Davenport Iowa where he farmed and married Clara Arp, by Rev. A. D. Grief of Davenport, Iowa. Attendants at the wedding were William Arp and Emma Voss. The brides dress was Gray.
    Eventually he moved to Dysart IA. where he continued farming until he retired and moved to Traer IA. Wilhelm spent most of his life as a farmer, after retiring he cared for Taylor Park in Traer, IA. Where he could continue with his love for flowers and took care of the grass and trees. After being a widower for 5 years he married (Carrie) Carolyn Augusta Nagel Steffa. His burial was in Reinbeck cemetery beside his beloved wife, Clara. He died of a heart attack. His funeral service was held at St. Luke Lutheran Church at Traer Iowa on June 20 1953 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. V.F.Groth officiating.



    ***News paper Article dated June 23, 1933 ---Prominent Farmer Injured Saturday Wm. Kroeger, prominent farmer residing on the old Rueppel farm northwest of Dysart, is in the hospital in Waterloo in a serious condition following an accident which occurred at Dysart Saturday forenoon about eleven o'clock. Mr. Kroeger and son Emil had driven their Ford truck to town and after delivering cream and doing their shopping had secured a load of fence posts, and also some sacked ground feed. They started home about eleven o'clock, it being after the regular passenger train time, they thinking that the train had been gone a half hour, gave little attention to the railway crossing at the Schultz corner in west Dysart. They were with in a few feet of the track when they saw the train some ten or fifteen feet away. Their only hope was to open the gas feed and attempt to get across ahead of the train. The pilot of the engine struck the truck just back of the cab. Both men were thrown several feet. Mr. Kroeger, Sr., striking a stub post, rendering him unconscious. the son was not injured and rushed to his father. The train was stopped within a few rods. Mr. Kroeger was taken to the depot by the local section crew, and Dr. Wagner was summoned. It was found that Mr. Kroeger had received a sever injury near the right eye, and the flesh was torn loose over they eyes and to the back of his head, with a scalp wound. he was removed to the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Koontz, a special nurse was secured, and in the course of a few hours he regained full consciousness. On Sunday he was removed to the hospital at Waterloo and latest reports indicate that he is improving and every hope is entertained for his entire recovery, which is most welcome news. The crossing where this accident occurred is a most dangerous one, as the view of car drivers is obstructed by trees and buildings on the east when approaching from the south. The Kroeger truck was a complete wreck, and it is indeed remarkable that both men escaped with their lives. ***


    ***Newspaper clipping December 9, 1938 ---California Tip Turns Out to be Honeymoon. When we report in last week's Star Clipper that William Kroeger, Traer park custodian, was leaving for California to spend the winter, we didn't know that it was to be a honeymoon trip. Neither did he. Mr. Kroeger left on Thursday of last week for the West in company with a brother, Detlef Kroeger, of Princeton, Iowa., and a long time friend, Mrs. Carrie A. Steffa, of Belle Plaine, who is the mother of Mrs. Effie Keel, of Traer, and is known to many here. While the travelers were staying overnight at Glenwood, Iowa., Mr. Kroeger, who is 70 years old and a widower, and Mrs. Steffa, who is 69, decided to get married. The ceremony was performed at Glenwood on Friday and the newlyweds continued on their way. Mrs. Steffa spent several weeks in Traer at her daughter's home a year or two ago while Mrs. Keel, who lives next door to Mr. Kroeger, was visiting in California. ***

    ***Newspaper Clipping 1938 ---The recent marriage at Glenwood, Iowa., of William Kroeger, Traer park caretaker, to Mrs. Carrie Steffa, of Belle Plaine, mother of Mrs. Effie Keel, of Traer, may have been a surprise to local people but it wasn't to them, according to a letter received from the bridegroom by the Star Clipper this week. Newspaper reports of the event said that Mrs. Steffa had started to California with Mr. Kroeger and his brother, Detlef Kroeger, of Princeton, Iowa., and that after reaching Glenwood the two members of the party decided to turn the trip into a honeymoon. But Mr. Kroeger writes: "I knew for several months of my intended marriage, also of my trip, but thought I could keep it a secret. I find I cannot keep a secret from you as your reporters seem to find out the news." With this "confessions" Mr. Kroeger proceeds to give the hitherto unrevealed details of the wedding, which occurred on December 9 at high noon and was performed by the Rev. Fred W. Long, Congregational pastor at Glenwood. Witnesses were Detlef Kroeger and Nellie Long. The newlyweds had made their plans to be married in Glenwood so that they might secure their wedding license in the historic courthouse where Abraham Lincoln once had to enter by a window in order to make a speech because of the immense crowd of people who were gathered at the door. "We are enjoying this wonderful trip to California," Mr. Kroeger writes. "We have had rain for five days but never a day that we could not be in the park sunning ourselves." Mr. Kroeger gives his address as Apartment 5, St. Mark's Hotel, 415 Magnolia Avenue, Long Beach California. "I am disappointed in the flowers here," the local park custodian declares in closing. "I thought I would find many, but find few."***


    ***Newspaper Article 1949 --- Hudson Man, 81, Is Flying to Germany (Courier Special Service) Hudson, IA--Wilhelm Kroeger, 81, will leave June 15 from Cedar Rapids by plane and will stop at Frankfurt, Germany, going on to Grube, Germany, where he will visit his sister, Augusta Lembeck, and brother, John Kroeger, both of Grube. Mr. Kroeger came to the United States when he was 17 and has never been back to Germany since, or seen his brother and sister. He expects to be gone three weeks and to return by plane. The Hudson man has several sons and daughters living in surrounding country. Hugo and William, near Hudson. He is very active and likes to garden.***


    ***Newspaper Article ---Traer man, 81, to visit Germany-- William Kroeger, 81-year old retired Tama County farmer who has been a resident of Traer the last 20 years, plans to fly back to his native Germany for a month's visit around the middle of June. Mr. Kroeger, who appears much younger than his 81 years, made application this week for a passport from the Tama county clerk at Toledo. The father of 11 children, Kroeger was born at Grube, Holstein Germany, now a part of the British zone. He came to this country May 5, 1885, at the age of 17 and spent the first 20 years farming in Scott county, Iowa, Later he farmed in the Reinbeck, Dysart and Traer vicinities. Although retired he still does a lot of work for people of the Traer community. he has a brother and sister living at Grube, where he expects to spend the entire allotted time of 30 days.***

    ***Newspaper Article from The Traer Star dated 1952 ---Search for Missing Car Abandoned when Mix up is Discovered-- Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Knoop recovered their car, a 1949 Chevrolet Sedan, Sunday morning, after some worry and wonder as to what became of it after it disappeared Saturday night from the Traer business district. The missing auto was returned by William Kroeger, of Traer, who had mistaken it for the used car of the same make and model which he recently purchased. both cars were parked in downtown Traer along the west side of U. S. 63 near the First National Bank. Mrs. Knoop, who works every other day at Reuel's Jack Sprat store parked the car when she returned from her evening meal about 6 o'clock Saturday night. When she happened to look over that way from the store shortly after, her car was missing. After checking to make sure that her husband had not taken the car, she assumed it had been stolen or "borrowed" by youthful joyriders. She notified the agent who wrote the car insurance, and the town and county authorities. A search was begun and highway patrolmen were notified to be on the lookout for a stolen car. Meanwhile, Mr. Kroeger had driven "his" car home, and parked it overnight in his garage. The ignition key for his own car worked perfectly in the Knoop auto. the following morning when he drove the car to take his daughter, Wilma, to her work at the Sunset Manor Restorium she asked about the seat covers. her father then became suspicious about having brought, home the right car, and was soon convinced of his error when he checked the registration card on the steering post. He and Wilma promptly notified the Knoop's of the mistake and returned the car to them. His own car was where he had parked it the night before.***


    ***Newspaper Article in the Waterloo Courier dated Thursday, June 18, 1953 page twenty-one ---Traer--William Kroeger, 85, Wednesday night in Schoitz Memorial Hospital at Waterloo, where he had been taken by ambulance after suffering a heart attack here; had been in comparatively good health; retired from farming about 20 years ago and since had been employed at various jobs in Traer; born in Germany and came to the United States as a youth; made a plane trip to Germany about two years ago to visit relatives; funeral, 2 P.M. Saturday at the Lutheran Church; burial in Reinbeck Cemetery; body at the States Funeral home here.***


    ***Waterloo Courier Friday June 1953 --Traer - William Kroeger, 85, of a heart attack in an ambulance Wednesday evening while en route to Waterloo, after suffering the attack near the Traer business street two hours previously; had been in apparent good health until stricken; born at Grube, Germany, April 25, 1868, and came to the United States at the age of 16 to join an older brother and uncle living near Davenport; farmed near that city several years and was married there Dec. 23, 1893, to Clara Arp; couple continued farming in that vicinity for 10 years and in 1903 purchased a farm near Reinbeck, operating it until 1918; then they purchased a farm northwest of Dysart which they operated until retiring to Traer in 1928; wife died in 1933; married Mrs. Caroline Steffa in 1938 and she died in 1944; leaves three sons; Emil, Tama; Hugo, Traer, and William Jr., Waterloo; eight daughters, Mrs. Ray Harder, Cedar Falls; Anna Kroeger, Glenwood; Wilma Kroeger, Traer; Mrs. Freeman Stahr, Mrs. Paul Arrasmith, and Mrs. Walter Meyer, all of Waterloo; Mrs. Herman Lucas, Nora Springs and Mrs. Glenn Hook, Dysart; three brothers, Fritz, and Chris, Eldridge, Iowa; and John, in Germany, and a sister, Augusta Lembeck, Holstein, Germany; 26 Grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; a daughter, Mabel, and two brothers preceded him; services at 2 P.M. Saturday at the Lutheran church in Traer; burial will be in the Reinbeck Cemetery; body at the States Funeral home in Traer.*** Camer to the united states at the age of 16, turned 17 while on his travels on the ship BOHEMIA. They farmed near Eldridge Iowa in 1894 and moved to Grundy County in 1903 they then moved to Dysart in 1918. They moved to Traer IA. in 1928 where they remained. August Wilhelm spent most of his life as a farmer, after retiring he cared for Taylor Park in Traer, Iowa. Where he could continue with his love for flowers and took care of the grass and trees. After being a widower for 5 years he married Carrie (Carolyn Augusta Nagel Steffa). Wilhelm is buried in Reinbeck Cemetery beside his beloved wife, Clara Arp. He died of a hear attack at the age of 85.

    August married Clara Arp 23 Dec 1893, Davenport, Scott, Iowa. Clara (daughter of Claus Arp and Anna Mundt) was born 28 Jun 1873, Davenport, Iowa; died 28 Jun 1933, Hampton, Iowa; was buried Reinbeck Cemetery, Reinbeck, Iowa. [Group Sheet]


  4. 15.  Clara Arp was born 28 Jun 1873, Davenport, Iowa (daughter of Claus Arp and Anna Mundt); died 28 Jun 1933, Hampton, Iowa; was buried Reinbeck Cemetery, Reinbeck, Iowa.

    Notes:

    ***Article from the Traer Star Clipper --Mrs. William Kroeger, of Traer, died at 3:15 P.M. Wednesday in the Lutheran Hospital at Hampton, Iowa, as the result of an infection which followed an operation for removal of a five pound tumor performed Thursday of last week. She was apparently making an excellent recovery until Monday, when the infection developed. Mrs. Kroeger, who was 63 years old moved to Traer about five years ago from a farm northwest of Dysart. She is well known in the Reinbeck and Dysart neighborhoods, where she lived for many years. Besides her husband, she is survived by eleven children, all but three of whom live in north Tama. Mrs. Kroeger also leaves three sisters, none of them known in this community.***


    ***Article from Reinbeck Courier 1933 --Mrs. Wm. Kroeger Dies At Hampton Hospital-- Former Reinbeck Woman Succumbs To Infection Following Operation At Hampton Hospital Mrs. Wm. Kroeger, a former resident of this section for many years, died Wednesday of this week at the Lutheran hospital in Hampton. Mrs. Kroeger entered the hospital there Thursday of last week for an operation for the removal of a tumor. Infection developed following the operation and caused her death. Mrs. Kroeger, who maiden names was Clara Arp, was born June 28, 1870 in Scott county, Iowa, and was exactly sixty-three years old at death. She was married to William Kroeger in that county Dec. 23, 1893, and twelve years later the family moved to near Reinbeck. They farmed here for fifteen years, moving to Dysart in 1920. In 1928 they retired from active work and moved to Traer which has been their homes since. Mrs. Kroeger was the mother of twelve children, eleven of whom with the husband, survive her. These are Emil Kroeger, Traer; Mrs. Ray Harder and Hugo Kroeger, Dysart; Anna Kroeger, Glenwood; Wilma Kroeger, Traer; Mrs. Freeman Stahr, Dysart; Mrs. Herman Lucas, Mason City; William, Jr., Dysart; Mrs. Paul Arrasmith, Waterloo; Loney Kroeger, Traer, and Mrs, Glenn Hook, Dysart. Besides her immediate family there are three sisters living; Mrs. Kate Abel, of Milwaukee; Mrs. Doris Hartwell, of New Boston, Ill., and Mrs. Detlef Roenau, of Luverne, Minn. Two brothers, Peter and William Arp, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon with services at the home in Traer at 12:30 and at the Lutheran Church in Dysart, at 1:30. Burial will be made in the Reinbeck Cemetery.***


    ***Article from the Waterloo Courier --Kroeger Service is Scheduled for Dysart Church (Death of Tama County Woman Occurred at Hampton As Infection Result. (Courier Special Service) Traer, Iowa - Mrs. William Kroeger died Wednesday in the Lutheran hospital at Hampton, Iowa, as the result of an infection which followed an operation for the removal of a tumor. Mrs. Kroeger was 63 years old and has lived in Traer for about five years. The family moved here from a farm northwest of Dysart, where it had resided many years. Besides her husband she is survived by three sons and eight daughters: Emil Kroeger, Traer; Mrs. Ray harder and Hugo Kroeger, Mrs. Wilma Kroeger, and Mrs. Freeman Stahr, Traer; Mrs. Herman Lucas, Mason City; Mrs. Paul Arrasmith, Waterloo; William Kroeger, Jr., and Mrs. George Hook, Dysart. Three sisters also survive. Funeral services will be held at Zion Evangelical Lutheran church in Dysart Saturday with Rev. W. F. Dormes in charge. Dural will be in a Reinbeck Cemetery.***



    Clara died in the Lutheran Hospital, after surgery to remove a tumor, and infection set in. Clara is buried in the Reinbeck Cemetery

    Children:
    1. Emil Henrich William Kroeger was born 24 Apr 1897, Eldridge, Davenport Iowa (Scott County); died 1 Sep 1969, Grinnell General Hospital, Grinnell IA. Poweshiek Co. Buried at Dysart IA.; was buried Dysart Cemetery, Dysart, Iowa.
    2. Ruby Kroeger was born 16 Jun 1898, Eldridge, Scott Co., Iowa; died 29 Nov 1982, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa.
    3. Hugo Kroeger was born 11 Aug 1899, Eldridge, Scott co., Iowa; died 24 Feb 1960, Traer, Tama co., Iowa; was buried Dysart Cemetery, Dysart, Iowa.
    4. Anna Marie Kroeger was born 20 Aug 1900, Eldridge, Scott Co., Iowa; died 5 Nov 1969, Aplington, Butler co., Iowa; was buried Reinbeck Cemetery, Reinbeck, Iowa.
    5. Wilma Kroeger was born 13 Feb 1902, Eldridge, Scott County, Iowa; died 23 Dec 1984, Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., Iowa; was buried Reinbeck Cemetery, Reinbeck, Iowa.
    6. 7. Laura Kroeger was born 28 Jan 1903, Reinbeck, Grundy, Iowa; died 18 Nov 1980, Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., Iowa; was buried Dysart Cemetery, Dysart, Iowa.
    7. Auguste Kroeger was born 13 Dec 1904, Reinbeck, Grundy Co, Iowa; died 26 Oct 1993, Humboldt, Humboldt, Iowa; was buried 29 Oct 1993, Elmwood Cemetery, Mason City, Iowa.
    8. Wilhelm Kroeger Jr. was born 26 May 1906, Reinbeck, Grundy Co., Iowa; died 4 Feb 1989, Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., Iowa; was buried 6 Feb 1989, Reinbeck Cemetery, Reinbeck, Iowa.
    9. Rosa Kroeger was born 21 Jun 1908, rural Reinbeck, Grundy, Iowa; died 16 Jan 1990, Americana Health care Center, Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa; was buried 18 Jan 1990, Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Iowa.
    10. Loney Lillie Kroeger was born 26 Mar 1910, Reinbeck, Grundy, Iowa; died 2 Dec 1996, Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., Iowa; was buried Reinbeck Cemetery, Reinbeck, Iowa.
    11. Hattie Harriett Kroeger
    12. Mabel Viola Kroeger was born 13 Apr 1913, Grundy County, Iowa; died 26 Mar 1915; was buried Reinbeck Cemetery, Reinbeck, Iowa.