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Karl Martin Strunk

Descendants of Karl Martin Strunk

by J C Carlson tracker@i2k.com October 2013

 

Generation 1

1. KARL MARTIN1 STRUNK .  He married LOUISE KLETTKE.

Karl Martin Strunk and Louise Klettke had the following children:

2.         i. MICHAEL2 STRUNK was born in 1875 in Lublin Poland. He married PAULINE RUFF.

ii. ROSALIE 2STRUNK was born in 1876. She married JOHN GERLACH.

3.         iii. MARTIN 2STRUNK was born on 01 Sep 1881 in Lublin Poland. He died on 08 Oct 1966 in Allegan County, Michigan. He married Louise Katherina Hauch, daughter of

Johann Georg Hauch and Catharina Hammer in 1905. She was born on 10 May

1865 in Volhynia, Russia. She died on 20 Jan 1940 in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

iv. ALVINA 2STRUNK was born on 11 Nov 1892. She died on 03 May 1941. She married WIILIAM KESTERKE.

 

Generation 2

2. MICHAEL2 STRUNK (Karl Martin1) was born in 1875 in Lublin Poland. He married PAULINE RUFF.

Michael Strunk and Pauline Ruff had the following children:

i. HULDA 3 STRUNK.

Notes for Hulda Strunk: Born in Alt Lubomirka, Ukraine on 25 Dec 1898 to Michael Strunk and Pauline Ruff. Hulda married Johann Streich and had a child; Hedwig

 

3. MARTIN2 STRUNK (Karl Martin1) was born on 01 Sep 1881 in Lublin Poland. He died on 08 Oct 1966 in Allegan County, Michigan. He married Louise Katherina Hauch, daughter of Johann Georg Hauch and Catharina Hammer in 1905. She was born on 10 May 1865 in Volhynia, Russia. She died on 20 Jan 1940 in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Notes for Martin Strunk:

Birth: Sep. 1, 1881

Death: Oct. 8, 1966

Plainwell

Allegan County

Michigan, USA

3rd husband of Louise(Hauch)Strunk. His death record gives his death date as 08 Oct 1966 and

his birth date as 01 Sep 1881. Birthplace is given as Poland. Parents names are given in death

record as "unknown". His wife's name is given as Louise and he is listed as "widowed". There is a marriage record dated 10 Jan 1942 which appears to be a second marriage for Martin Strunk. He was 60 years of age and married Mrs. Sophia Helen Ott. Sophia's maiden name was Miller and he was 53 years of age and this was her 2nd marriage. In this marriage record Martin's father is recorded as "Carl Strunk" and his mother as "Amelia Kletke". Sophia is buried as Sophia Ott with her 1st husband, August, in Greenwood Cemetery, Berrien County, Michigan.

An obituary for Martin Strunk was carried in the News Palladium on 10 Oct 1966 and it reads:

"Martin Strunk, 85, of 301 North Veronica, St. Joseph, died at 10 p.m. Saturday in the Cunningham nursing home in Plainwell. Mr. Strunk was born in Poland Sept. 1, 1881, and came to the United States in 1911. In 1923, he moved to Benton Harbor. Until his retirement in 1946, he had been employed by Whirlpool Corp. He was a veteran of the Russian Japanese war of 1903. Survivors include two sons, Chris of St. Joseph and Edward of Hamilton: two step-children, Fred Rothenburger of Benton Harbor and Mrs. Christina Rothenburger of Bristish Columbia, Canada; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. His wife, preceded him in death in 1959. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Matthew's Lutheran church, Benton harbor. The Rev. K. W. Biedenbender, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Crystal Springs cemetery. The Kerlikowske and Starks funeral home, St. Joseph is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Haase-Wendland scholarship fund at St. Matthew's Lutheran church."

Notes for Louise Katherina Hauch:

There were 2 or 3 more babies who died throughout the years.

Escaped Russia 1909.

Birth: May 10, 1865

Death: Jan. 20, 1940

Daughter of Johann George and Caroline (Hammer) Hauch of Volhynia, Russia. She married three times: 1st to Gottlieb Rothenburger in Volhynia, Russia, 2nd to Samuel Stubel also in Volhynia and after the death of her first two husbands she married 3rd to Martin Stunk in Volhynia. They came to North America (Canada) sometime after 1907. The News Palladium carried an obituary for Louise Strunk on 20 Jan 1940 and it reads: "Death Takes Mrs. Martin Strunk, 74; Services Monday Mrs. Louise Strunk, 618 Madison street, Benton Harbor, died at her home early this morning following an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Strunk was 74 years old at the time of her death and had been in failing health for serveral years. She was born in Poland, May 10, 1865, and came to Benton Harbor from Canada in 1923. She was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran church where funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the residence at 1:30 p.m. Monday before the body is taken to the church. The Rev. Henry C. Haase, pastor, will officiate at the rites. Burial will be in the family lot in Crystal Springs cemetery. The body will be returned to the residence this afternoon from the Kerlikowske funeral home. Besides her husband, Mrs. Strunk is survived by seven sons, Fred Rotenberg, Sam Streble and John, Crist and Edward Strunk, all of Benton Harbor, and Adolph and Joseph Rotenberg, of Canada; two daughters, Mrs. Rudolph Seidel and Christina Rotenberg, both of Canada; two brothers, John Hauch, of Canada, and employed by Whirlpool Corp. He was a veteran of the Russian Japanese war of 1903. Survivors include two sons, Chris of St. Joseph and Edward of Hamilton: two step-children, Fred Rothenburger of Benton Harbor and Mrs. Christina Rothenburger of Bristish Columbia, Canada; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. His wife, preceded him in death in 1959. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Matthew's Lutheran church, Benton harbor. The Rev. K. W. Biedenbender, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Crystal Springs cemetery. The Kerlikowske and Starks funeral home, St. Joseph is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Haase-Wendland scholarship fund at St. Matthew's Lutheran church."

Family links:

Spouse:

Louise Katarina Hauch Strunk (1865 - 1940)

Children:

John Strunk (1907 - 1954)*

Christian Strunk (1911 - 2010)*

Edward Strunk (1913 - 2000)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:

Crystal Springs Cemetery

Benton Harbor

Berrien County

Michigan, USA

Plot: D-8-68

Created by: William Brackett

Record added: Dec 28, 2011

Find A Grave Memorial# 82485789

Martin lived at 620 Madison in Benton Harbor and is buried in Crystal Springs but there is another Martin Strunk out there too.

JMS

Seidel and Christina Rotenberg, both of Canada two brothers, John Hauch, of Canada, and

Herman Hauch, Ribb Lake, Wis.; 24 grandchildren and two great grandchildren."

In the 1911 and 1916 census of Canada they were living in Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Two of her brothers, Herman and Fred are buried near Rib Lake, Taylor County, Wisconsin and

her brother John is buried in the cemetery at Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada. A sister Christine

Hauch married to Karl Rothenburger of Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada. Karl and "Kristina" are buried in the Arma Mennonite Cemetery near Rosthern Canada. A daughter Christina Stuble

married Friederich Rothenburger and live in Canada.

Family links:

Spouse:

Martin Strunk (1881 - 1966)*

Children:

Fredrich Rothenburger (1889 - 1975)*

Samuel John Stuble (1903 - 1947)*

John Strunk (1907 - 1954)*

Christian Strunk (1911 - 2010)*

Edward Strunk (1913 - 2000)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:

Crystal Springs Cemetery

Benton Harbor

Berrien County

Michigan, USA

Plot: D-8-68

Created by: William Brackett

Record added: Oct 30, 2008

Find A Grave Memorial# 30996729

 

Martin Strunk and Louise Katherina Hauch had the following children:

4.         i. JOHN3 STRUNK was born on 25 Jan 1907 in Solomka, Rovno District, Volhynia,

Russia. He died on 07 Apr 1954 in Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan. He

married Ida Albertina Kasischke, daughter of Ludwig A Kasischke and Anna

Osalina Rexine in Michigan. She was born in 1909. She died in 2001.

ii. DAVID STRUNK was born in 1909. He died in At Sea.

5.         iii. CHRISTIAN STRUNK was born on 14 May 1911 in Canada. He died in Florida. He

married VERNA ROCK.

6.         iv. EDWARD STRUNK was born on 29 Jun 1913 in Rostern, Sask., Canada. He died in

Grand Junction, Van Buren, Michigan. He married Ethel Hettinger, daughter of

Henry Hettinger and Blanche Harness in Berrien County, Michigan, USA. She was

born in Indiana. She died in Fennville, Allegan, Michigan.

 

Generation 3

4. JOHN3 STRUNK (Martin2, Karl Martin1) was born on 25 Jan 1907 in Solomka, Rovno District,Volhynia, Russia. He died on 07 Apr 1954 in Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan. He married Ida Albertina Kasischke, daughter of Ludwig A Kasischke and Anna Osalina Rexine in Michigan. She was born in 1909. She died in 2001.

Notes for Ida Albertina Kasischke:

Birth: Jan. 23, 1909

Saint Joseph

Berrien County

Michigan, USA

Death: Dec. 28, 2001

Michigan, USA

Ida Sempert, 92, formerly of Stevensville died Friday, December 28, 2001 at Orchard Grove

 

Notes for John Strunk:

John Strunk

Birth Date: 25 Jan 1907

Birth Place: Poland

Death Date: 7 Apr 1954

Death Place: Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan

Burial Date: 9 Apr 1954

Burial Place: Benton Harbor, Michigan

Cemetery Name: Crystal Springs

Death Age: 47

Occupation: Paper Ruler-Off. Sup. Mfg

Race: White

Marital Status: Married

Gender: Male

Street Address: 709 Broadway

Residence: Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan

Father Name: Martin Strunk

Mother Name: Louise Hauch

Spouse Name: Ida Kasischke Strunk

The Herald Palladium carried an obituary for John Strunk on 10 Apr 1954 and it reads: "Funeral

services were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. in St. Matthew's church, Benton Harbor for John Strunk, 47, 709 Broadway Benton Harbor. The Rev. E. H. Wendland pastor of the church officiated. Burial was in the Crystal Springs cemetery. The church choir of which the deceased was a member sang 'Lord When I Am Departing'. Arvin Jantz was at the church organ. The church board, the school board, the Merry Men's Glee club and the office employees of Remington Rand company attended the rites in a body. Serving as pallbearers were Theodore Hornburg, Jerry Reimann, Emil Meyer, Walter Zindler, Ervin Steinke and Nathan Cohen. Mr. Strunk died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at his home following an illness of four years. The Kerlikowske funeral home St. Joseph, was in charge of the funeral arrangements."

Family links:

Parents:

Martin Strunk (1881 - 1966)

Louise Katarina Hauch Strunk (1865 - 1940)

Burial:

Crystal Springs Cemetery

Benton Harbor

Berrien County

Michigan, USA

Plot: E-6-18

Created by: William Brackett

Record added: Dec 29, 2011

Find A Grave Memorial# 82577739

Printer for Remington Rand Corp.

“Ida Sempert, 92, formerly of Stevensville died Friday, Dcember 28, 2001 at Orchard Grove

Nursing Home. Funeral Services will be at 9:30 Monday at St. Pails Lutheran Church Stevensville, where she was a member. Visitation will be from 2:00-5:00PM Sunday at Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will be at Crystal Springs Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or Michigan Lutheran High School. Ida was born January 23, 1909 to Ludwig and Ann(Rexin) Kasischke in St. Joseph. She was a bookkeeper at Baker-Vawter. On July 13, 1929 she married John Strunk at Trinity Lutheran Church, who preceded her in death on April 7, 1954. On September 28, 1957 she married Albert Sempert who preceded her in death on July 1, 1985. During her life she was an active member of the Lutheran Women's Missionary Society and a long time Sunday school teacher. She sang in four different choirs for a total of 50 years and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Ladies Aid Society. Survivors are four daughters, Rosalie (Harold) Hosbach of Saginaw; Eleanor Strunk of Kalamazoo,MI Esther (Robert) Diez of West Allis, Wisconsin, and Louise (Frank) Prillwitz of Eau Claire,MI One son, John (Jayn) Strunk of Benton Harbor,MI 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death are 11 brothers and sisters and one

great-granddaughter.”

Burial:

Crystal Springs Cemetery

Benton Harbor

Berrien County

Michigan, USA

Created by: Jackie & Ralph

Record added: Jul 23, 2011

Find A Grave Memorial# 73823076

John Strunk and Ida Albertina Kasischke had the following children:

i. ROSALIE4 STRUNK. She married HAROLD HOSBACH.

Notes for Rosalie Strunk:

Sister to Eleanor,Esther, John ... read "We Remember" ...

ii. ELEANOR STRUNK. She married BUTTERY.

iii. ESTHER STRUNK was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan. She married ROBERT DIEZ.  He was born in West Allis, Wisconsin.

iv. JOHN STRUNK was born on 21 Apr 1940 in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He married

Jayn Antonette La Budda on 26 Aug 1961 in Flat Rock, Michigan. She was born on

07 Mar 1940. She died in Michigan.

Notes for John Strunk:

“LAKE ANN - Jayn Antoinette Strunk, 64, a homemaker of Lake Ann, died

Monday, June 14, 2004, at Munson Medical Center. Born March 7, 1940, in Detroit, she was the daughter of John and Jayn (Lapham) LaBudda. On Aug 26, 1961, in Flat Rock, she married John Strunk, who survives. Formerly of Benton Harbor, Jayn moved to the Lake Ann area in 2002.

She enjoyed all animals, especially dogs; she raised horses, and was known as a kind of "horse whisperer." Jayn enjoyed sewing clothes for the family, crocheting, crafts and reading. She was also an avid lighthouse collector and enjoyed making cookies for the Barbershop Chorus. Jayn was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Interlochen, a long time member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Benton Harbor, and a member of Builders for Christ, where she and her husband traveled in their motor home to work sites. Jayn will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed. Along with her husband John, Jayn is survived by her children, Martha Strunk of Benton Harbor, Emilie (Mark) McConnell of Conroe, Texas, Sarah (Rich) Pollard and Luke (Wendy) Strunk, of Watervliet, Philip (Kristina) Strunk of Coloma; 12 grandchildren; brother, Steven LaBudda of Flat Rock; and an aunt, Katherine Austin of Flat Rock. She was preceded in death by her parents. A funeral service will be held at at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Interlochen, where friends may visit one hour prior to the service. Pastor Timothy Mowry will officiate the service. Burial will be in Lake Ann Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to either Redeemer Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Women's Missionary League. The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.”

v. LOUISE STRUNK.

 

5. CHRISTIAN3 STRUNK (Martin2, Karl Martin1) was born on 14 May 1911 in Canada. He died in Florida.

He married VERNA ROCK.

Notes for Christian Strunk:

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Verna M. Strunk, 97, Sebastian

Story

Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011 12:00 am

Debbie Carson

Verna M. Strunk, 97, died April 12, 2011, at Sebastian River Medical Center.

Notes for Verna Rock:

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Verna M. Strunk, 97, Sebastian

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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011 12:00 am

Debbie Carson

“Verna M. Strunk, 97, died April 12, 2011, at Sebastian River Medical Center.

She was born in Michigan City, Ind., and lived in the Sebastian/Barefoot Bay area for 25 years,

coming from Onekama, Mich. Before retirement, she was a kindergarten teacher in a Lutheran grade school in Benton Harbor, Mich. She was born in Michigan City, Ind., and lived in the Sebastian/Barefoot Bay area for 25 years, coming from Onekama, Mich. She graduated from Benton Harbor High School and had a teaching certificate from County Normal

College in Michigan. Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen VanDerHulst of Holland, Mich.; and son, Robin Strunk of Stevensville, Mich.; and several grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 78 years, Christian, in November 2010. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 611 Schumann Drive, Sebastian, FL 32958. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. April 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sebastian. A committal service for Verna and Christian will be May 14 at North Shore Memory Gardens in

Coloma, Mich. A guestbook may be signed at www.fountainheadfuneralhome.com.”

 

Christian Strunk and Verna Rock had the following children:

i. KATHLEEN4 STRUNK.

Notes for Kathleen Strunk:

Adopted ...

ii. ROBIN STRUNK.

Notes for Robin Strunk:

Adopted ...

 

6. EDWARD3 STRUNK (Martin2, Karl Martin1) was born on 29 Jun 1913 in Rostern, Sask., Canada. He died in Grand Junction, Van Buren, Michigan. He married Ethel Hettinger, daughter of Henry Hettinger and Blanche Harness in Berrien County, Michigan, USA. She was born in Indiana. She died in Fennville, Allegan, Michigan.

Edward Strunk and Ethel Hettinger had the following children:

7.         i. BARBARA4 STRUNK was born in Michigan. She married ALVIN KLEIN. He was born in Michigan.

8.         ii. GERALD STRUNK was born in 1940 in Hamilton, Michigan. He married Maribeth De Vries in Michigan. She was born in Michigan.

9.         iii. NANCY STRUNK was born on 10 Jun 1946 in Holland, Michigan. She married John

Carlson on 17 Feb 1968 in Holland, Michigan.

 

Generation 4

 

7. BARBARA4 STRUNK (Edward3, Martin2, Karl Martin1) was born in Michigan. She married ALVIN KLEIN. He was born in Michigan.

Alvin Klein and Barbara Strunk had the following children:

i. STEVEN5 KLEIN was born in Michigan. He married JOLENE MOSIER.

ii. EDWARD KLEIN was born in Michigan.

iii. LINNAY KLEIN was born in Michigan.

iv. DONALD KLEIN was born in Michigan.

v. LISA KLEIN was born in Michigan.

 

8. GERALD4 STRUNK (Edward3, Martin2, Karl Martin1) was born in 1940 in Hamilton, Michigan. He married Maribeth De Vries in Michigan. She was born in Michigan. Gerald Strunk and Maribeth De Vries had the following children:

i. CARY5 STRUNK was born in Michigan.

ii. MICHELLE STRUNK was born in Michigan.

iii. AMY STRUNK was born in Michigan.

iv. TRACY STRUNK was born in Michigan.

v. CHRIS STRUNK was born in Michigan.

 

9. NANCY4 STRUNK (Edward3, Martin2, Karl Martin1) was born on 10 Jun 1946 in Holland, Michigan. She married John Carlson on 17 Feb 1968 in Holland, Michigan.

John Carlson and Nancy Strunk had the following children:

i. ERICA LYNN5 CARLSON. She married JOHN MADDOX.

ii. DIRK CARLSON.

iii. NEIL CARLSON.