Ella Rothacker (1914 – 1925), Dick family cousin

Ella Rothacker, 19 Jan 1914 – 30 Nov 1925

Finally found more information about a collateral relative.  Due to a cousin marriage in the Dick family, Ella Rothacker is both a 1st and 2nd cousin to my grandfather, Reinhold Dick.

Ella B. Rothacker was the daughter of Christian Rothacker and Suzanna Dick.  This couple was married in Ukraine / Russia and came to the USA in 1912.  They had four daughters, and this daughter died at age 11.  She’s buried in a rural graveyard southeast of McClusky, ND.

 

 

Ella Rothacker, 19 Jan 1914 to 30 Nov 1925
Ella Rothacker, 19 Jan 1914 to 30 Nov 1925

 

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Felchle Reunion July 2-3, 1994

The extended Felchle family had a reunion in Goodrich, ND in 1994 to celebrate 100 years in the United States.  A list of books published for the event include;

Black, Karen.  Felchle Weingaertner 9-Family Centennial Reunion Roster.  16 pp, 1994.  Reunion_Roster_1994

Black, Karen. Felchle Weingaertner history. np: np, 1994. *Germans from Russia CS71.F315 1994. [Felchle, Weingarten, Goodrich (ND)]
Morrison, Elaine Becker. The Johann and Barbara Felchle Mauch family. boulder, CO: E. B. Morrison, 1994. *Germans from Russia CS71.M464 1994. [Mauch, Felchle, Goodrich (ND)]
Morrison, Elaine Becker. The Johann and Barbara Felchle Mauch family. boulder, CO: E. B. Morrison, 1994. *Germans from Russia CS71.M464 1994. [Mauch, Felchle, Goodrich (ND)]

The Poppke, Felchle family, 1994. np: np, 1994. *Germans from Russia CS71.P832 1994. [Poppke, Felchle, Goodrich (ND)]

 

Robert Dean Schell (1950-2012)

Here is the obituary from the Bismarck Tribune for my 2nd cousin, once removed:
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Robert Dean Schell obituary photo

Bob Schell, 61, Bismarck and Mercer, died Nov. 16, 2012, at Kindred Hospital, Mandan. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Mercer, with the Rev. Randy Emgarten officiating. Interment will be in Mercer Hillside Cemetery with military rites provided by the Turtle Lake American Legion Post 133.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Mercer, followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service.

Robert Dean was born Dec. 31, 1950, in Turtle Lake, to Albert and Regina (Bossert) Schell. He was raised on the family farmstead south of Mercer and graduated from Mercer High School. Bob served in the U.S. Army from 1971-73. Following his discharge, he attended the North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton. Bob was employed with Northwest Industrial Supply in Bismarck for over 30 years, where he worked as manager. In 2000, Bob received the Governor’s (Ed Schafer) Lifesaving Award for saving the life of wheelchair-bound woman.

He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, gardening, working on home improvement projects with his son and being a proud grandpa to his two grandchildren. Bob will be remembered for his big heart and will be greatly missed by those close to him. His family gives a special thank you to the caregivers at Kindred Hospital for their compassion and care in his last days with us.

He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jordan Schell, Bismarck; two grandchildren, Tristan and Taylor; one brother, Calvin (Barb) Schell, Bismarck; four sisters, Bonnie (Bruce) Hedstrom, Wilton, Ruby (Don) Weible, Wilton, Ella Marie (Harold) Helm, Bismarck, and Sally Hanson, Bismarck; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Alexius Home Care and Hospice program, 1212 E. Main Ave., Bismarck, N.D. 58501-4574.

Provide condolences and sign the guest book at www.goetzfuneralhomes.com. (Goetz Funeral Home, Washburn)