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Clara Katherine "Tonta" Rensing Buchholz
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1890
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 10, 1952
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA

Clara Rensing my grandmother's sister married Fred Buchholz my grandfather's brother. They were married on Fred's birthday on 8 Nov 1912.

Tonta, a most loving wonderful woman was my second mother and probably spoiled me more than any person in my life. I can remember spending many afternoons with her shopping in "up town" Belleville going to the movies and stopping at the dime store where I always managed to come home with a toy. One of her favorite pastimes was playing Bingo and Lotto where she spent many of her evenings with me by her side. Although she gave me the toys she always kept them at her house so I would have them to play with on my visits. On her death these toys were still in the attic of her home.

I can remember taking my future wife to visit for Sunday dinner. When Aunt Tonta proceeded to set the table it seemed that there was enough food on the table to feed an army, where there were only four people, a most memorable meal. For some unknown reason it was at this meal that for the first time I realized that Tonta was left handed, I have no idea why this sticks with me to this date, but at the time it seemed to be a total surprise.

Her death left a great void in both Uncle Fred's life and mine.
Bill Buchholz,

Family links: 
  John Henry Rensing (1866 - 1942)
  Mary Elizabeth Rensing Stauder (1863 - 1946)
  Fredrick William Buchholz (1887 - 1978)*
  Johanna Mary Rensing Buchholz (1888 - 1959)*
  Clara Katherine Rensing Buchholz (1890 - 1952)
  Ida Christine Rensing Walter (1891 - 1973)*
  Rose Julia Rensing (1896 - 1951)*
  Frances Mary Rensing (1898 - 1964)*
  John Henry Rensing (1900 - 1937)*
  Frederick Carl Rensing (1902 - 1958)*
  William Wendal Rensing (1902 - 1903)*
  Oscar Henry Rensing (1904 - 1986)*
*Calculated relationship
Walnut Hill Cemetery
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Bill Buchholz
Record added: Aug 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74720386
Clara Katherine Tonta <i>Rensing</i> Buchholz
Added by: Bill Buchholz
Clara Katherine Tonta <i>Rensing</i> Buchholz
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