Ketelsen Family in Goose Lake

This is from Scott Ketelsen   

The Glahn School was in Deep Creek;  it was also known as Bluebird School.  My grandfather, Andrew Ketelsen, went to school there, as did his aunts (Emilie Ketelsen and Selma Andresen Ketelsen, his siblings and his cousins.  (Why do you think it was called Bluebird?)


1. Emil Martin Ketelsen, b. 2 January 1852 in Ockholm, Westerstubb 3, Schleswig, Denmark, d. 24 March 1924 in Charlotte, Clinton County, Iowa

    Father: Thomas Bahne Ketelsen (1822 - )
    Mother: Maria Carstensen (1825 - )

    Left Germany on 11/15/1890

    Arrived in Bryant, IA on 4/10/1890.  Moved to Goose Lake, IA in 1897,   and Charlotte, IA in 1898

Spouse: Cathrina Friedrichsen, b. 5 December 1847 in Ebuell, Schleswig, Denmark, d. 28 January 1920 in Charlotte, Clinton County, Iowa

    Father: Soenke Friedrichsen ( - )    
    Mother: Botilla Dorothea Lorenzen ( - )

    Believe Friedrichsen is correct  surname.  Likely  that Fredericksen   was transcribed in America.

    Married 30 April 1876 in Bordelum, Schleswig, Germany.

Children and grandchildren:

  1 Maria Magdelina Ketelsen (1877 - 1879)
  2 Sanke Thomas Ketelsen (1878 - 1959)
  3 Dora (Dorothea) Maria Ketelsen (1880 - 1974)
  4 Maria Elena Ketelsen (1883 - 1939)
  5 Thomas Andrew Ketelsen (1886 - 1936)
  6 Andreas Seigfried Ketelsen (1887 - 1898)
  7 Emilie Ketelsen (1891 - 1978)


As indicated above, this family settled in and around Goose Lake.  Also, Catharina's two brothers settled in the area:  Friedrich and Lorenz Friedrichsen.  Friedrich, or Fred, married Emil's sister, Anna Ketelsen Hoeft.  Lorenz's son, Andreas was married to Mary Andresen, who was a cousin to Selma Andresen Ketelsen (see below).


1. Thomas Andrew Ketelsen, b. 4 May 1886 in Ockholm, Schleswig, Germany, d. 25 February 1936 in Iowa City, Iowa

    Father: Emil Martin Ketelsen (1852 - 1924)
    Mother: Cathrina Friedrichsen (1847 - 1920)

Spouse: Selma Helena Andresen, b. 15 December 1891, d. 11 June 1969 in Charlotte, Clinton County, Iowa

    Father: Christian Andresen ( - )
    Mother: Catherine Schoel ( - )

    Married 22 December 1908.

Children:

  1 Emil Andrew Ketelsen
  2 Leroy Christopher Ketelsen
  3 Viola Ketelsen
  4 Alta Marie Olga Ketelsen
  5 Esther Dorothea Ketelsen
  6 Loretta Ketelsen
  7 LaVerne Thomas Ketelsen
  8 Edwin Arnold Ketelsen
  9 Velma Emily Ketelsen
 10 Arlo Marvin Ketelsen
 11 Raymond Alvin Ketelsen
 12 Alva Sanke Ketelsen
 13 Donald Herbert Ketelsen
 14 Ronald Albert Ketelsen

Tom and Selma settled on a farm in Goose Lake.   My grandfather, Andrew Ketelsen, was the son of Sanke Ketelsen and Elizabeth Reiling.  Following the death of Elizabeth, my grandfather lived with Tom and Selma Ketelsen.