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Theodore Detlef "Ted" Schlotfeldt
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1862
Scott County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1919
Scott County
Iowa, USA

Son of Henry F. "Hy" Schlotfeldt and Margaret Kroeger Schlotfeldt, both born in Germany. "Ted" was a farmer on the land at Gambril, Scott County, Iowa, but was best known as an accomplished carpenter and builder of barns and homes. He occasionally worked with his cousins who were descendants of Hy's brother, Detlef Hans, in DeWitt, Iowa.

Family stories were that all the kids loved to visit Ted because he owned a Parrot named Polly, who apparently could talk well and entertained them all.

Unfortunately, Ted died in the huge influenza epidemic of 1918 and 1919. Son, Adolph, served in the Army in WWI and after return from France, lived at the family farm home and continued in the carpentry, building business.

Grandson, Fay Ernest, regrets never having known him. Ted died when Fay's father, Ernie, was only 13, and 12 years before Fay was born. All the stories about Ted were that he had a great good humor and was very skilled at what he did. 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry F Schlotfeldt (1835 - 1907)
  Margaret Schlotfeldt (1843 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Alvina Rasche Schlotfeldt (1867 - 1942)
 
 Children:
  Adolph Henry Schlotfeldt (1886 - 1960)*
  Leona Schlotfeldt Kruse (1893 - 1986)*
  Dehla Katherine Schlotfeldt Townsley (1903 - 1981)*
  Ernest Theodore Schlotfeldt (1906 - 1935)*
 
 Siblings:
  Theodore Detlef Schlotfeldt (1862 - 1919)
  Henry H Schlotfeldt (1864 - 1951)*
  Edward Schlotfeldt (1866 - 1910)*
  Julius Charles Schlotfeldt (1869 - 1952)*
  Amel Frederick Schlotfeldt (1871 - 1941)*
  Gustave F Schlotfeldt (1878 - 1905)*
  Adelia M Schlotfeldt Carstens (1880 - 1970)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Park View
Scott County
Iowa, USA
 
Maintained by: Mr. Fay Schlotfeldt
Originally Created by: Christine Masterson
Record added: Apr 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68151667
Theodore Detlef Ted Schlotfeldt
Added by: Mr. Fay Schlotfeldt
 
Theodore Detlef Ted Schlotfeldt
Added by: Mr. Fay Schlotfeldt
 
Theodore Detlef Ted Schlotfeldt
Added by: Mr. Fay Schlotfeldt
 
 
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- Christine Masterson
 Added: Apr. 10, 2011
 
 
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