Brown Family History


Roy George Dorsey was born about 1908 in London, Ontario, Canada. He died about 1955 in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. He married Beulah Iris Grunewald on 1 Feb 1928 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Beulah Iris Grunewald [Parents] was born on 6 Aug 1908 in Kooskia, Idaho, USA. She died on 2 Dec 1975 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She was buried on 5 Dec 1975 in Calgary at the Queens Park Cemetery. She married Roy George Dorsey on 1 Feb 1928 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

They had the following children:

  M i Kenneth William Dorsey was born on 9 Oct 1930 in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. He died on 14 Mar 1961 in Summerside, P.E.I., Canada. He was buried on 20 Mar 1961 in Summerside, P.E.I. at the Peoples Cemetery.

John Grunewald [Parents] was born on 13 Jul 1842 in Hoenbach, Kries Rodenberg, Kur Hessen, Germany. He died on 29 Nov 1916 in Spring Prairie, Walworth Co, Wisconsin. He was buried on 2 Dec 1916 in Spring Prairie, Walworth Co at the German Settlement Cemetery. He married Elizabeth Dietz on 8 Nov 1865 in East Troy, Walworth Co, Wisconsin.

From History of Walworth County Wisconsin by Albert Clayton Beckwith, Vol. II, Publ. 1912 - Page 839-840

JOHN GRUNEWALD.

Distinguished for their thrift and honesty, which two qualities in the inhabitants of any country will in the end make that country great, no people who have cast their lot in Walworth county are worthier of our esteem and thanks than those of Germanic blood. This county however has been fortunate in securing such a goodly number of them. Of this excellent class is John GRUNEWALD, well established farmer of Spring Prairie township, a man who, for many reasons, is eligible for representation in this work, not the least of which is the fact that he fought gallantly for his adopted country during its darkest hours, and, indeed, in all the relations of life he has been known as a man of sterling characteristics, consequently it is not surprising that he has succeeded in a material way and that he has won the confidence and respect of his neighbors and friends. Mr. GRUNEWALD was born in Germany on July 13, 1842. He is the son of Henry and Elizabeth GRUNEWALD, who were both natives of Germany, in which country they were married, having spent the greater part of their life there, after which they, with their youngest son, John, and one daughter, emigrated to America in 1855 and settled in East Troy township, Walworth county, Wisconsin. Here, through hard work, they became very comfortably established, and here they spent the balance of their lives, the father dying in 1865, and the mother in 1861. They were the parents of eleven children, of whom John, of this review, is the only one living at this writing. Politically, Mr. GRUNEWALD was a Republican and religiously, a member of the Lutheran church.

John GRUNEWALD was thirteen years old when he accompanied his parents to Walworth County. He had attended the public schools in Germany and he also went to school for some time in the town of East Troy, and early in life turned his attention to farming. He is now the owner of one hundred and sixty acres of excellent and well-improved land in Spring Prairie Township, on which he built a fine residence in 1911. He has one of the choice farms of the township and he has met with a large measure of success as a general farmer and stock raiser. He deserves a great deal of credit for his success, in view of the fact that he has made his own property.

Politically, Mr. GRUNEWALD is a Republican, but has not sought to be a politician or a leader in public affairs. He also is a survivor of the Civil war, having enlisted on August 15, 1862, in Company K, Twenty-eighth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, in which he served very faithfully until the close of the war, principally in the Western Army, having fought at Helena, Arkansas; Mobile, Alabama; Tallahatchie, Mississippi, and many other places of minor importance.

Soon after the war Mr. GRUNEWALD was married on November 8, 1865, to Elizabeth DIETZ, who was born in Germany. She is the daughter of Louis and Maria DIETZ, natives of Germany, in which country they were married, having spent the greater part of their lives there, emigrating to the United States in 1855 with their two children, a son and a daughter. Mr. and Mrs. DIETZ located in Walworth County, where they spent the rest of their lives; however, Mr. DIETZ's death occurred in Ohio, while the mother died in Spring Prairie Township.

Eight children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. GRUNEWALD, namely: Henry, who is deceased; Albert, Mary, William, Edward, Rose, Arthur, and Frank, they have taken up their vocation in the various walks of life.

Elizabeth Dietz [Parents] was born on 19 Nov 1842 in Grossensee, Sachsen-Weimar, Germany. She died on 13 Feb 1921 in Spring Prairie, Walworth Co, Wisconsin. She was buried on 16 Feb 1921 in Spring Prairie, Walworth Co at the German Settlement Cemetery. She married John Grunewald on 8 Nov 1865 in East Troy, Walworth Co, Wisconsin.

When Elizabeth Dietz was 12 years old she immigrated to the United States from Germany with her brother Heinrich and her mother and father. They arrived in New York after a lengthy and dangerous voyage in a sailing ship that came close to sinking twice. From New York the Dietz family traveled via Chicago and Milwaukee to East Troy, Wisconsin where a distant relative received them...Mr. Wm. Katzmann.

Ludwig Dietz rented a farm near East Troy where the family stayed for 3 years. Unfortunately he knew very little about farming and by 1859 the family became totally impoverished. Ludwig gave up farming and moved to Illinois to find suitable work. The Dietz family moved off the farm and took up residence with Mr. Katzmann again. By the spring of 1858, Elizabeth started working in the house of an English family.

On October 12, 1858, Mrs. Dietz passed away in the Katzmann house after a lengthy illness. Elizabeth and her brother felt lonely and abandoned now since their father was still in Illinois. They continued to live with the Katzmann’s during the winter and went to school.

In the autumn of 1859, Ludwig Dietz returned to East Troy to take his children back to Illinois. He rented a small house near Chicago. During the winter Ludwig and Heinrich would cut cordwood for 50 cents a day while Elizabeth kept house. This small income had to sustain all three of them.

In the spring of 1860 the Dietz family moved to Chicago. Elizabeth was employed in a household while Ludwig and Heinrich worked at odd jobs.

In the autumn of 1860, Ludwig and Elizabeth Dietz returned to East Troy while Heinrich stayed in Chicago to learn the saddlery trade.

They had the following children:

  M i Henry Grunewald was born on 16 Oct 1866 in Honey Creek, Walworth County, Wisconsin. He died on 9 Nov 1885.
  M ii Albert J. Grunewald
  F iii Mary Anna Grunewald
  M iv William Arthur Grunewald
  M v Edward Frederick Grunewald
  F vi Rosina Grunewald was born in Jan 1880 in Honey Creek, Walworth County, Wisconsin. She was buried in 1966 in Spring Prairie, Walworth Co. at the German Settlement Cemetery.
  M vii Frank Charles Grunewald
  M viii Rev. Frederick Arthur Grunewald

Robert J. Cowell [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 2 Jan 1870 in Edmunsley, Whitten-Gilbert, Durham, England. He died on 11 May 1932 in Champion, Alberta, Canada. He was buried in Lethbridge, Alberta at the Mountain View Cemetery. He married Amelia Stevenson on 1 Jan 1898 in Keokuk Co, , Iowa.

Amelia Stevenson [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 20 Jun 1881 in Merchantown, Washington, Pennsylvania. She died on 12 Jul 1964 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. She was buried in Lethbridge at the Mountain View Cemetery. She married Robert J. Cowell on 1 Jan 1898 in Keokuk Co, , Iowa.

They had the following children:

  F i Anna Cowell
  F ii Mary Leona Cowell
  F iii Ethel Amelia Cowell
  F iv Kathryne Isabelle Cowell was born on 28 May 1909 in Hocking, Monroe Co, Iowa. She died on 17 Aug 1939 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. She was buried in Lethbridge at the Mountain View Cemetery.

William Arthur Grunewald [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 2 Jun 1874 in Honey Creek, Walworth County, Wisconsin. He died on 28 Dec 1944 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was buried on 2 Jan 1945 in Lethbridge, Alberta at the Mountain View Cemetery. He married Catherine Craig Robinson on 2 Sep 1900 in Stuart, Idaho, USA.

Catherine Craig Robinson [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 15 Aug 1873 in Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada. She died on 25 Dec 1942 in Coaldale, Alberta, Canada. She was buried on 28 Dec 1942 in Lethbridge, Alberta at the Mountain View Cemetery. She married William Arthur Grunewald on 2 Sep 1900 in Stuart, Idaho, USA.

They had the following children:

  M i Waldo Barnette Grunewald
  F ii Hazel Eileen Grunewald
  M iii William Homer Grunewald
  F iv Beulah Iris Grunewald
  M v Wallace Clay Grunewald

Alex McMorran was born on 7 Jan 1825.

He had the following children:

  M i Daniel C. McMorran

John Dunlop was born on 3 Dec 1862 in Sydenham Twp., Grey, Ontario, Canada. He married Hester Stoddart on 10 Mar 1892 in Elderslie, Bruce, Ontario, Canada.

Hester Stoddart [Parents] was born on 31 Jul 1870 in Elderslie, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. She married John Dunlop on 10 Mar 1892 in Elderslie, Bruce, Ontario, Canada.

They had the following children:

  F i Elizabeth Jane Dunlop was born on 28 Dec 1893 in Sydenham Twp., Grey, Ontario, Canada.
  F ii Rachel Phoebe Dunlop was born on 28 Aug 1895 in Sydenham Twp., Grey, Ontario, Canada.
  M iii Robert "Burt" Ross Dunlop was born on 22 Jan 1897 in Grey, Ontario, Canada.
  F iv LIVING.
  M v Joseph James Dunlop was born on 6 Jun 1900 in Grey, Ontario, Canada. He died on 27 Jul 1900 in Grey, Ontario, Canada. The cause of death was Meningitis.
  F vi LIVING.
  F vii LIVING.

Joseph Stoddart [Parents] was born in Jul 1862 in Ontario, Canada. He married Caroline.

Caroline was born in Jun 1863 in Ontario, Canada. She married Joseph Stoddart.

They had the following children:

  M i Roy Stoddart was born in Feb 1892 in Ontario, Canada.
  F ii Living

George Luttrell [Parents] was born about 1875 in Elderslie, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. He married Margery Stoddart on 30 Jun 1903 in Bruce, Ontario, Canada.

Other marriages:
Stoddart, Jane

Margery Stoddart [Parents] was born on 28 Jun 1881 in Elderslie, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. She died on 6 Jul 1916 in Bruce, Ontario, Canada. She was buried in Paisley, Bruce, at the Paisley Cemetery. She married George Luttrell on 30 Jun 1903 in Bruce, Ontario, Canada.


John James Bell was born calculated 1879 in Saugeen, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. He married Rachel Barrie Fleming on 1 Jan 1907 in Saugeen, Bruce, Ontario, Canada.

Rachel Barrie Fleming [Parents] was born on 8 May 1883 in Saugeen, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. She married John James Bell on 1 Jan 1907 in Saugeen, Bruce, Ontario, Canada.


Alexander Luttrell [Parents] was born about 1881 in Ontario, Canada. He married Elizabeth Stoddart on 27 Feb 1901 in Bruce, Ontario, Canada.

Elizabeth Stoddart [Parents] was born in Jul 1877 in Ontario, Canada. She married Alexander Luttrell on 27 Feb 1901 in Bruce, Ontario, Canada.

They had the following children:

  F i Living
  F ii Living

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