Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Auers in:
 • Saint Patricks Cemetery
 • Monona
 • Clayton County
 • Iowa
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Josephine Gertrude Heck Auer
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: May 16, 1888
Clayton County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 1968
Clayton County
Iowa, USA

1984 History of Clayton County, Iowa, p24

Edward F. and Josephine Heck Auer

Edward Francis b. 26 July 1884 near Garnavillo, Ia., son of Frank Auer II and Marie Ann Schmelzer. He was two and a half years old when his mother died, and when his father remarried the five small children were cared for by their stepmother. Edward was raised on the Frank Auer farm.

On 1 Feb. 1910, Edward married Gertrude Josephine Heck at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Garnavillo. They farmed in the Elkader area for two years, north of Garnavillo six years, and then operated one of Frank Auer's farms near Garnavillo for nine years. In 1927 they purchased the Cam Rowland farm north of Monona in Allamakee Co., where they lived until they retired to Monona in 1952. Edward d. 15 Sep. 1961 and Josephine d. 12 Jan. 1968, both buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Edward and Josephine were the parents of 12 children: Leona J. m. Bernard H. Voss (see article). George Francis b. 20 May 1912, is retired, lives in Waukon, Ia. Korona Mary b. 13 Jan. 1913, m. Leo Ohlhert, lives at Plover, Wis. Raphael Loras b. 6 Oct. 1915, d. 12 Sept. 1917, buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Garnavillo. Gertrude m. Joe Rose (See article).

Laura Agatha b. 13 March 1918, d. 21 Oct. 1923, buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Garnavillo. Mary Kathryn b. 21 Aug. 1920, m. Don Stein, lives Superior, Wis. Eileen Cecelia b. 14 May 1922, m. Lee Allen Johanningmeier, R.R., McGregor, Ia. Dorothy Mae b. b. 18 Sept. 1923, d. 21 Jan. 1945, buried at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Monona. Ralph Joseph b. 3 Jan. 1926, m. Ruth Hayes, Postville, Ia. Edward Francis b. 16 Jan. 1928 m. Peggy Cornwell Green. Angela Rita b. 22 Feb. 1930, m. Thomas Hogan, Postville, Ia.

Their are 41 grandchildren in this family, all of whom helped them celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary in 1960. At this time there are 73 great-grandchildren, descendants of this couple.

By Leona Auer Voss and Gertrude Auer Rose
Family links: 
  Edward Francis Auer (1884 - 1961)*
  Leona Josephine Auer Voss (1910 - 1997)*
  George Francis Auer (1912 - 1994)*
  Laura Agatha Auer (1918 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Patricks Cemetery
Clayton County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Jane Marie Morrison
Record added: Jan 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64353417
Josephine Gertrude <i>Heck</i> Auer
Cemetery Photo
Added by: TheMirrorBlue
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

RIP wife of my 2nd cousin, 2x removed
- Evelyn (Blevins) Williams
 Added: Apr. 29, 2015

- jwessner
 Added: May. 20, 2013

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service