Bio: Grottke, Henry G. (1890 - 1969)


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Surnames: Grottke, Reich, Hoizberger, Garbisch, Sandstrom

 

----Source: Published Family Bio, 1976

 

Henry G. Grottke Family One of the early settlers of the Town of Fremont, Clark Co., Wisconsin, was Henry C. Grottke. He was born November 29, 1890, and his first home was on twenty acres located in Section 3, Township of Lynn. Upon reaching manhood, he purchased the first of several parcel. of land, Section 28, Town of Fremont, from Corning Land Company in 1914. Henry Grottke was married to Clara Reich of Town of York in 1916 To this union were born three children, Henry E, Wanda, and Laura. Henry has remained on the home farm since Ms graduation from Marshfield High School in 1948. Since 1957, he has rented the farm from his parents, In 1967, he married Margaret L. Hoizberger from Hot Springs, South Dakota, a teacher graduate of Concordia College, St. Paul, Minn. Wanda Grottke graduated from Stevens Point State College in 1955. She taught at Forestside and East Fremont schools in Town of Fremont before her marriage to Bernard Garbisch in 1960. They moved to Alaska where she taught for two years before moving to California for two years. They presently reside near Arpin and have three children, Jon, Eric, and Lynnell.

 

Laura Grottke graduated from Concordia College, St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1965, and taught school in Decatur, Illinois for two years. In June, 1968, she married John Sandstrom of Waubay, South Dakota, who is presently a Lutheran ministerial student in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Henry Grottke lived a full and fruitful life upon his awn land for nearly 43 years. On February, 1969, he departed this life at the age of 78 years.

 

 


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