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`Peter Joseph Strunk [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 4 on 23 Jan 1874 in Germany. He died 5 on 20 Jun 1964 in [KS]. `Peter married 6 `Kathrina (Katherine) "Katie" Mainz on 2 May 1899 in [Sedgwick co, KS].

Josephine Mohr says the Strunks lived around Frankfert, Germany.

1910 Census for Sedgwick county, Kansas shows Margaretha Strunk as widow and head of household. Her son Peter J. Strunk is living in the home with wife Katie and children.

`Kathrina (Katherine) "Katie" Mainz [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 on 13 Feb 1878. She died 4 on 5 Oct 1922 in [KS]. `Kathrina married 5 `Peter Joseph Strunk on 2 May 1899 in [Sedgwick co, KS].

They had the following children:

  F i `Anna Elizabeth Strunk
  M ii Marques Strunk
  M iii Joseph Nicholas "Joe" "Yip" Strunk
  F iv Maria Strunk 1 was born 2 about 1905 in KS. She died unknown.
  M v John Peter Strunk , Sr (Dr)
  F vi Gertrude Strunk
  F vii Barbara Strunk
  M viii Aloyisius William "Al" Strunk
  F ix Elizabeth Strunk
  M x Mathew "Matt" Strunk
  F xi Agnes Strunk

Henry Martin Fisher 1, 2, 3 died unknown. He married Ruby A. Weidenbach.

Ruby A. Weidenbach 1, 2, 3 died unknown. She married Henry Martin Fisher.

They had the following children:

  F i Kathryn Fisher
  F ii Margaret Mary Fisher
  M iii James "Jim" H. Fisher
  M iv Richard Fisher
  F v Josephine Fisher
  M vi Bill Fisher

Billy Wayne Gieswein

Ruby Marie Hommertzheim [Parents]

They had the following children:

  M i Billy Wayne Gieswein ,Jr
  F ii Kathryn Marie Gieswein

Sidney "Sid" Carril Gibson

Linda Jean Hommertzheim [Parents]

They had the following children:

  F i Vanessa Kay Gibson
  F ii Michele Dawn Gibson
  F iii Diane Lynette Gibson
  F iv Tamie Jo Gibson

David Lee Hommertzheim (twin) [Parents]

Regina Gale Cunningham

They had the following children:

  F i Ashley Nicole Hommertzheim

Frank "Butch" (Frans) Loewenstein [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 was born 6 about 1880. He died 7 in 1961 and was buried 8 in Sharon, Barber co, KS. Frank married 9, 10 Katherine Brown on 7 Feb 1906 in Olpe, Lyon co, KS.

According to F.M. "Pete" Hommertzheim, there may have been three more daughters in this family; one in Kansas and two in California.

"Frank (Butch) Loewenstein and Katherine Brown were married in Olpe,
Kansas on February 7, 1906. They moved to Sharon, Kansas on January 15,
1907. They opened a grocery store on Main Street, south of the black-
smith shop. Their daughter, Mary, was born there in the living quarters.
When the sidewalk was poured, my dad made an imprint of a saw, cleaver,
and knife. I think they are still there. We then moved to the house west
of where Al Pelzl's live, this was where Margaret and I, Josephine were
born.
My dad then managed the old hotel, which stood where the drug and
grocery store are now. My mother cooked the meals for all the boarders
and drummers who stopped by. I remember the circus and carnival people
stayed there too. My dad was Marshal at that time. Loretta and Francis
were born while we lived at the hotel.
Dad was always interested in livestock of all kinds, so he left the
hotel and started buying, trading, and selling.
He also started the first Pastime Theater, about 1915, on the roof
of the present Hommertzheim garage. In the fall, he moved it inside a
building on Main Street. My mother sold tickets and we girls played the
player piano for silent films. Paul Whelan ran the films, or projector.
We moved to a house north of Bill Huffaker farm in 1916. Albert was
born there. We moved several times while Dad continued buying and selling
livestock. He bought 15 acres south of Main in 1922. While our new home
was being built, we lived in the DeWitt house south of town where Veronica
was born. We moved into our home in 1924. My dad continued buying and
shipping stock to Wichita and Kansas City. He also had pens for fattening
hogs. At this time, he also operated a restaurant and Butcher shop across
from the Drug Store. In early 1930, he built a sales pavilion west of his
home. Floyd Schubach was the auctioneer. Mary Margaret and I started
school in the first school where the High School now stands. When St.
Boniface was built in 1917, we all went there and graduated. I, Josephine,
Margaret and Frencis went on to high school and graduated.
In 1952, the folks sold their home to Bob Whelan and moved near St.
Boniface church. Dad passed away in 1961, and Mother in 1972. Albert
preceded them in 1952. Francis and Margaret still live in Sharon, where
Francis manages the COOP. Mary lives in Washington, and Josephine, Loretta,
and Veronica in California."
(Source: Chosen Land - Barber County, Kansas, pg. 283)
(Submitted by: Josephine B. Whelan)

Katherine Brown 1, 2, 3 died 4 in 1972 and was buried 5 in Sharon, Barber co, KS. She married 6, 7 Frank "Butch" (Frans) Loewenstein on 7 Feb 1906 in Olpe, Lyon co, KS.

They had the following children:

  F i Mary Margaret Loewenstein 1 was born 2 in Sharon, Barber co, KS. She died unknown.

" They moved to Sharon, Kansas on January 15, 1907. They opened a grocery store on Main Street, south of the black- smith shop. Their daughter, Mary, was born there in the living quarters."
from, "Chosen Land - Barber County, Kansas"
  F ii Margaret Kathryn "Marg" Loewenstein
  F iii Josephine Barbara Loewenstein
  F iv Loretta Loewenstein 1 was born 2 in Sharon, Barber co, KS. She died unknown.
  M v Francis George "Beans" Loewenstein
  M vi Albert "Pete" Loewenstein 1 died 2, 3, 4 in 1952 in El Centro, Imperial co, CA from house fire.
  F vii Veronica Loewenstein 1 was born 2 in Sharon, Barber co, KS. She died unknown.

Richard Joseph Schaffer [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3, 4, 5, 6 on 10 Jul 1937 in Liebenthal, Rush co, KS. He died 7, 8, 9 on 13 Feb 2007 in Wichita, Sedgwick co, Kansas from heart trouble and was buried 10 on 17 Feb 2007 in Hillcrest Cemetery; Derby, Sedgwick co, KS. Richard married 11, 12, 13 Treva Ree or Marie Hommertzheim on 11 Apr 1964 in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church; Wichita, Sedgwick co, KS.

Treva Ree or Marie Hommertzheim [Parents]

They had the following children:

  F i Liane Marie Schaffer
  M ii Derek Martin Schaffer
  M iii Kyle Eugene Schaffer

Gary Lee Hommertzheim [Parents]

Janet L. Mendenhall

They had the following children:

  F i Tami Lee Hommertzheim
  M ii Brent Lee Hommertzheim
  F iii Amber Hommertzheim

Robert Francis Loewenstein [Parents]

Judy Ann Shelite

They had the following children:

  M i Richard Phillip Loewenstein
  F ii Stacy Lea Loewenstein
  F iii Hope Necole Loewenstein
  F iv Christina Marie Loewenstein
  M v Mathew Wade Loewenstein

Roger Lee Loewenstein [Parents]

Roxie Ann Peak [Parents]

They had the following children:

  F i Dawn LeAnn Loewenstein
  F ii Danna Lynn Loewenstein
  F iii Melissa Liticia Loewenstein
  F iv Michelle Ryan Loewenstein
  M v William James Loewenstein

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