Hi Dean: Thanks for writing. I dug up some information my mother had sent me a number of years ago and am posting. I'll preface the names, dates, etc. with a comment attributed to my grandmother Lola Luther Dornberger, who married into the Dornberger family:
"The Dornbergers were mean people. Augustus had a brother hung as a horse thief. He had a sister marry and go west to homestead on the praries. She died of pneumonia the first winter. I've been told the Dornbergers came over from Germany to Canada, then down to Pennsylvania and on to Kansas"
Augustus Rimeman Dornberger, born: unknown, in Brooklyn, IA, died: unknown, in Kansas.
wife: Franney (Fenney) Savilla Schroder/Schraeder (her mother was Indian), born:unknown in Iowa, died: unknown, in Kansas.
They had several children, only two of whom are listed below:
Calvin C. Dornberger, born 31 May 1868, Brooklyn, IA
Mary Ellen Dornberger, born 14 Jan 1875, in Pennsylvania.
Calvin C. Dornberger, born 31 May 1868, Brooklyn, IA, died 21 November 1943, in Dickinson County, near Abilene, KS.
On 20 March 1896, he married Nancy Pease, who was born 20 March 1878 in Talmage, KS and died 4 July 1948 on a farm 13 miles north of Abilene, KS. They had quite a few children, eight of which are listed below:
Clarence Roy Dornberger, born 7 October, 1902
Joseph Albert Dornberger
George Arthur Dornberger
Calvin E. Dornberger
Charles E. Dornberger
Clarence Roy Dornberger, born 7 October, 1902 in Dickinson County, KS and died 5 November 1960 in Topeka, KS, married Lola Blanche Luther, born 25 May 1905 near Schell City, Missouri, and died 16 January 1982, in Irving, TX. They had four children:
Loraine Nancy Dornberger, born 15 February 1932
Wilbur Clarence Dornberger, born 22 November 1928
Delbert Calvin Dornberger, born 7 August 1930
Herbert Arthur Dornberger, born 7 August 1930
My mother is Loraine. I can get more information, but it may take some time to gather it from my mother and possibly her brothers.
Think we've got a connection?
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