Mike Lodes has gathered so much information about the Lodes family. I am so grateful for his generous nature of sharing it with the Peter's family.
I am sorry to admit that I have not shared it with all of you since it is the maternal side of Peters, except for the Burger family. It seems that the tree traces back to Wenzel Werber Lodes born 1806 In Bohemia See below. If you remember I mentioned briefly before that I drove to Greene and Calhoun county Iowa by first driving through Mallard Iowa and then Pochahontas county. I was looking for a cemetery as I drove through the tiny village of Mallard Iowa. But I was late for an important date at Pochahontas, Pochahontas county Iowa. So I could spend no more time there. I had forgotten too of the possibility of their religion being catholic ore even Methodist as some Peters are.
His son has the exact name and was born 1843.
The following excerpt from our Peters Relative Gouchenour.
The deceased Wenzel Werber Lodes was born at Habakladrua, Austria, December 8th, 1843. He was united in marriage to Miss Anna Steiner at Habakladrua in the year 1865. To this union six children were born, all of whom survive him. They are F, J.Lodes of Inglewood, Calif., A. F. Lodes. of Madella, Minn., Mesdames John Schuller. J. J. Namer, T. J. Dawson and J. P. Ruppert, all of this vicinity. The three children were born in Austria and came to this country with their parents in December, 1873 and located in Wisconsin. In the year 1879 they settled on the homestead north of Mallard.
Wenzel Werber Lodes [Sr.]
- Born *5 Oct 1806 Habakladrau No. 36, Bohemia, Austria Died Mallard, Palo Alto, Iowa
Maria Anna Wurtinger 1820 in Messhalsen Muhle, Bohemia, Austria.
- Died + in Maybe Mallard Iowa or in Charlesburg Cemetery in Chilton, Wisconsin My Line flows down through Anthony. I know he has labeled his pictures very tiny, but you can still make out Anthony I think at the far right.