I am JoAnne Alcorn, great granddaughter of Gus and Olinda Tetzlaff, Gus having a brother Carl, b 1870 in Kleinton. My family's Carl, Fred, Gus and the other brothers immigrated to Lake Crystal, MN in the 1880's. There are so many similarities in names and places in your message that there is bound to be a family connection somewhere between your Carl and our Carl.
The Carl Tetzloff in my line was b Dec 11, 1870, Kleinton, Prussia. I have seen the ship's manifest for this Carl who immigrated with his parents August and Louisa, his brother August and older brother Fred and family on the ship Rhaetia April 3 1883 but his obiutary says he immigrated in 1881. Carl's first born was baptised at the Willow Creek Lutheran Church in Vernon Center, MN as were the first born of several brothers. His obituary is from Otter Tail, County. It mentions my grandfather, the last and surviving brother who was living in Cass County, ND at the time.
Fergus Falls Daily Journal May 7 1948
C. A. Tetzlaff of Dent Dies in This City
Operator of City Dray Line Dies Following Stroke Ten Days Ago
Carl A. Tetzlaff, well known resident of Dent, died at the Wright Memorial Hospital in this city. Mr. Tetzlaff suffered a stroke April 28 in Dent and was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Murray Burns in Maine, and later removed to the hospital here.
He was born Dec 11, 1870 in Posen, Kleinton, Germany. In 1881 he came to the United States with his older brother, Fred and they settled at Lake Crystal. On Sept 16, 1894 he was married to Miss Ida Reiman of Lake Crystal.
In 1911 they came to Maine township and engaged in farming. Seven years later they move to Dent, where Mr.Tetzlaff purchased the City Dray Line. Mrs. Tetzlaff died Sept 28, 1930 and one son, Alvin, preceded his father in death on July 30, 1943.
Surviving are the following children, Leonard and Herbert of Superior, Wisconsin, Reuben of Minneapolis, Erwin of Beaville, Texas and Verona of Maine (Maine Twp, Otter Tail, MN). He also leaves one brother Gust Tetzlaff of Hunter, ND.
Funeral services will be held Saturday may 8 at 2 pm at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dent, Rev. Steinhorn officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 11 am to 2 pm.
Probate record of July 31, 1948 in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, MN shows the petitioner as Verona Burns of Main Twp, Otter Tail, MN and the administrator as Esther V. Koppe of Fergus Falls, MN. The petition shows Carl Tetzloff died 6 May 1948 age 77, native of Germany and citizen of United States, resident of Dent, Otter Tail Co. and was the owner of real estate in Otter Tail Co consisting of "small tract of land in NE 1/4 of 33-146-40 $1200". No personal property was listed. Heirs at law were shown as:
Leonard Tetzlaff 54 son 2627 East Seventh Street, Superior, WI
Herbert Tetzlaff 51 son ditto
Ruebon Tetzlaff 45 son 1117 3rd St NE, Minneapolis, MN
Ella Solberg 42 dau 5713 Oaks Ave., Superior, WI
Erwin Tetzlaff 39 son Box 538, Beeville, Texas
Verona Burns 36 dau Underwood Route 2, MN
The property was sold 3 Feb 1949 to Norbert H. Hertal and LaVonne M. Hertal of Dent, MN for $1,425.00).
Let me know what connections you see. I would be glad to share my research.
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