Person Sheet

Name George Gronewold
Birth 30 Dec 1891, Strawn, Ilinois1
Death 1 Feb 1988, Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota1
Burial 4 Feb 1988, Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
Occupation Farmer
Religion Methodist
Soc. Sec. # 476-32-9837
Father John Gronewold
Mother Asa Behrends
1 Cora Amelia Halvorson
Birth 22 Jan 1895, Linden, Brown, Minnesota
Christen 21 Apr 1895, Linden Lutheran Church, Linden, Brown, Minnesota
Death 1 Jan 1972, Kaufman, Texas
Burial Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
Occupation Schoolteacher
Religion Lutheran, Methodist
Cause of death Struck by automobile
Father Clement Halvorson (1853-1942)
Mother Anna Johanni (1859-1937)
Marriage 17 Jul 1920, Hanska, Brown, Minnesota
Children: Clement John (1923-)
Philip Charles (1925-)
Gerald Valentine Ulrich (1930-)
Kathyrn Kay (1939-)
Notes for George Gronewold
They lived in Lewisville, Minnesota, in 1929 and 1970. SSDI provided the death information (SSN 476-32-9837).

Madelia Times-Messenger, 16 July 1970:

"Open House for Geo. Gronewolds

The children of Mr. and Mrs. George Gronewold of Lewisville will host an open house celebration honoring their parents on their 50th wedding anniversary.
The event will be held at the United Methodist Church parlors in Madelia Sunday afternoon, July 19, from 2 to 5 o'clock.
All friends and relatives are invited to attend."21

New Ulm Journal, 3 Feb 1988:

"George Gronewold

MADELIA - George Gronewod, 96, of Madelia, died Monday Feb. 1, 1988 at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Madelia with burial in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Visitation will be today from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Pilgrim Funeral Home in Madelia and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.
He is survived by sons, Clem of Lake Crystal, Phil and Jerry both of Lewisville; daughter, Kay (Mrs. Richard) Gillespie of Lewisville; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Cora; five brothers, three sisters, two grand-daughters and one great-granddaughter.
He was born Dec. 30, 1891 at Strawn, Ill. to John and Asa (Behrends) Gronewold. He attended school in Lewisville. He worked on the railroad in Idaho before entering the army in World War I. He married Cora Halvorson on July 17, 1920 in Hanska. They farmed in rural Lewisville until 1971 when they retired and moved into Madelia. Cora passed away in 1972. George had been a resident of Luther Memorial Home since 1983. He was a life member of the American Legion." 22

His son Gerry took over the family farm northwest of Lewisville.

Gladys Lewis23 recounts a story told to her by Roy Phipps. George was in Lewisville in no shape to drive. Roy drove him home - only to be bawled out by Cora for getting him in that shape! Roy was going to walk back into town then but George wouldn't hear of it. He insisted on driving him back! Roy said that was the wildest ride he ever had!
3, 1, 22, 23
Medical Notes for Cora Amelia (Spouse 1)
She was killed in a traffic accident. Cora and George had gotten lost in Texas while on vacation and she was checking an address on a mailbox with a flashlight at night when she was struck by a car.23
Misc. Notes
The witnesses at her baptism were H. Halvorsen and wife, John Dahl, and Amelia Dahl. She was confirmed on 19 Sep 1909 at the Linden Lutheran Church at the same time as her cousins Alvin Walter Halvorson and Orie Francis Halvorson.

She was attending school in 1910. Graduated from Madelia High School, then attended the University of Minnesota. She was teaching in the schools in Watonwan Co. in 1916.

Her son Phil lives on the farm she inherited on the edge of Lewisville.

New Ulm Daily Journal, 4 January 1972, p. 7:

"Madelia woman killed
on vacation in Texas

MADELIA - Mrs. George (Cora) Gronewold, 76, Madelia, died Saturday at Kaufman, Texas, as the result of injuries she suffered when strucck by a car in Kaufman. She and her husband were on vacation.
Funeral services are set for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Methodist Church in Madelia with burial at the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at Minneapolis at 2:30 p.m.
Visitation is at the Sandberg-Cummins Funeral Home in Madelia. The casket will be closed.
She is survived by her husband; sons, Clement J. of Lake Crystal, Philip and Gerald of Lewisville; daughter, Mrs. Richard (Kay) Gillespie of Lewisville; 19 grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Lillie Lewis of Truman, Mrs. Lucille Daniels of Troy, Ohio; brothers, Ed Halvorson of Thompson Falls, Mont., Willard Halvorson of Hanska.
She was born Jan. 22, 1895 in Linden Township, Brown County, to Mr. and Mrs. Clement Halverson. She married George Grnewold July 17, 1920 in Linden Township.
The couple farmed near Lewisville until moving into Madelia in July 1971."
3, 5 (v. 2, p. 497), 22, 7 (b. 1, pp. 40-41; b. 2, pp. 36, 93), 23
1895 Minn. census, Brown Co., p. 464 [LDS FHL microfilm 565764]
1900 U.S. census, Brown Co., Minnesota, r. 758, E.D. 40, p. 70B
1910 U.S. census, Brown Co., Minnesota, r. 691, E.D. 43, p. 78A
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