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From: Susan <>
Subject: Re: [GV] Hofferber, Wiederspahn,Rupple
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 01:08:39 +0000 (UTC)
My Grandparents were born in Walter &/or Frank:
Jacob Hofferber 7/7/1878 - 4/8/1923.
Katherine Margaret Wiederspahn 10/16/1879 -11/15/1968
or spelled Witherspoon, Weiterspon, etc.)
They were married in 1898. They lived in Frank Saratov, Russia. They left Frank & boarded the ship Assonia or Ausonia, with 4 children, Johanna, Rheinhold (Ray), Jacob (Jake) & Conrad. Benjamin was born in Canada shortly after their arrival. There were 2 other children who died in Russia.(Their names are Emma & Conrad.) They arrived in Quebec in 1913, then on to Calgary. About 1915 they went to Billings via Sweetgrass MT. Emma, Amil, & Martha were born there. Eventually, they settled in the Yakima Valley area & Ahtanum.
There was an Uncle Alexander whose picture hung on the wall in Grandma's house, he was in the Russian Army. I would like to find out about him. Momma thinks he was a Weiderspahn. She thinks Grandpa's sister married a Rupple. I also want to find Grandma & Grandpa’s siblings, or any relative, & my great-grandparents who might possibly be original settlers in Frank.
It's possible there are still relatives in Russia, Germany, & Canada. I would sure like to find more info, as well.
Grandma outlived 3 husbands: 1. Jacob Hofferber 2. Whitman (possibly John)
3. Jacob Koch.
Their Children & dates:
Rheinhold (Ray) 9/26/1901 - 11/10/1986 (wife Lydia Lesser) Billings
Johanna 12/25/1903 (husband John Kukes) Ellensburg
Jacob (Jake) 9/10/1905 (wife Amelia Berg) Wapato/Toppenish
Conrad (Coonie or Connie) 8/24/1910 (wife Syliva) Kent, WA.
Benjamin (Ben) 7/5/1913 - 2/2/1976 (wife Amelia Bury?) Billings
Emma 4/5/1918 (husband Herb Mattox) California (both deceased)
Amil (He changed it from Emil) 4/5/1918 (wife Vivian) Maple Valley & Lacey
Martha 8/26/21 (husband Arthur G. Stenson) Lacey, WA. (My Mom & only surviving sibling.)
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