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Magdalena "Lena" Rau Rothenbach Heffron
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1883, Ukraine
Death: Oct. 17, 1957
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Parents: Gottlieb Rau and Louisa Weber Rau who are buried in Independent Cemtery, Barron,WI, but there are no stones or markers on their graves.Her father was born in Bergdorf, South Russia in 1857, and died in 1896 in Turtle Lake, Barron, WI. Her mother was born in Neudorf, South Russia in 1857, and died 1941 in Turtle Lake, Barron, WI.

Her siblings: John, 1885-1970; David, 1889-c.1889; David, 1890-1965; Martha, 1893-1967 [both David and Martha legally changed their last names to "Rowe."]and Solomon "Sam" G., 1895-1992.

Lena was born in Neudorf, one of the German colonies in South Russia, but her ancestors were from Wurttemberg, Germany. Several generations before her had settled in those colonies. She, her parents and two brothers came to America in 1889, settling first in the Dakota's and then in Wisconsin. She married first to Nicholas Rothenbach, with whom she had three children. She divorced him and remarried to William Franklin Heffron. They had one daughter, Mary. The family moved to the Los Angeles area of California from Pipestone, Minnesota during the 1920s. Lena worked as a cook, baker and housekeeper nearly all of her life. Her daughter, Mary, was the only one who had children.

She was my beloved grandmother. 
Family links: 
  Nikolaus Rothenbach (1885 - 1959)*
  William Franklin Heffron (1879 - 1941)*
  Robert Nicholas Rothenbach (1908 - 1950)*
  Anita Marie Rothenbach Apperson (1910 - 1947)*
  Edward David Rothenbach (1911 - 1966)*
  Mary Louisa Heffron Hines King (1918 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakdale Memorial Park
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Created by: Anita Batz
Record added: Jul 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94431585
Magdalena Lena <i>Rau</i> Rothenbach Heffron
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I still miss you so very much.
- Anita Batz
 Added: Jul. 29, 2012

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