Albert (Abbie) was born Albert Bockhaus in Parkston SD, son of William Henry Bockhaus and Emilie Falk. He was married to Bonnie Wertenberg. They had two daughters, Audrey and Dorothy. Albert was a virtual artist with wood and metal. As you drive around Newton you will see many houses with very ornate metal railings. Many of these are his work. He was also a great inovator. Albert was a Mason.