|Birth: ||Sep. 20, 1892|
|Death: ||Sep. 19, 1952|
John Dietrich Babler was born 20 Sep 1892 in Glarus, Switzerland. He lost both his parents, Dietrich Babler and Maria Marti in 1896 when he was 4 years old. He stayed in Switzerland until he reached the age of 20 yrs. in 1912 when he immigrated to America. He lived first in the Village of New Glarus, Green Co., WI, a Swiss village founded and built by the Babler family, to resemble a village in Switzerland. It is listed on maps as "Swiss Historical Village". It is a few miles south of Madison, WI.
John lived there from 1912 to 1924. During his stay in New Glarus, he met Oline Westgard of Monroe, WI, the county seat of Green Co., and the two were married there in 1916, by Rev. P.A. Schuh.
After the birth of their first six children, they moved to Ridgeway, in Winona Co., MN. Johns address was listed as Pickwick, at the time of his death in 1952. He had been a resident of Winona Co. for 28 years at the time of his passing on 19 Sep 1952. He was buried in Bush Cemetery in Ridgeway.
His wife Oline had preceded him in death on 9 May 1946 in Wabasha, Wabasha Co., MN. She died of tuberculosis in a Sanitorium. The couple had 12 children before Oline died at the age of 50.
John died just 1 day before his 60th birthday. According to the newspaper clipping John died from injuries in a tragic railroad accident in Lamoille, MN. It was called a 'freak accident', which also killed another man and injured 3 others. A section crew motor car jumped its track.
Mr. Babler was survived by his children, Ralph (Grace) Babler of Red Wing, MN, Albert Babler of Winona, MN, William (Florence) Babler of LaCrosse, WI, John Babler Jr. of Rushford, MN, Richard (Laurene) Babler of Winona, Mary Ann (Wilford) Wilson of Winona, Charles (Donna) Hanson of Portland, OR, Henry Hanson of CA, (Charles & Henry Hanson were twins, adopted as babies by Effie & Obert Hanson), Ada (Clarence) Wilson of Lamoille, MN, Matthew Babler of Ridgeway, Robert Babler of Cheyenne, WY (USAF),& Anna Babler of Ridgeway.
Oline Westgard Babler (1896 - 1946)
Ralph Dietrich Babler (1916 - 1993)*
Albert Babler (1918 - 1982)*
William Matthew Babler (1919 - 1989)*
John H Babler (1922 - 2002)*
Richard Steven Babler (1923 - 1994)*
Mary Ann Babler Wilson (1924 - 2005)*
Charles Obert (Babler) Hanson (1927 - 2000)*
Henry Albert Hanson (1927 - 1985)*
Ada Elizabeth Babler Wilson (1928 - 2011)*
Matthew Babler (1929 - 2000)*
Robert Babler (1931 - 2010)*
Anna Babler Thompson (1933 - 2007)*
Created by: Donna L. Senff-Mata
Record added: Mar 21, 2006
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