Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Gienapps in:
 • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
 • Chester
 • Lake County
 • South Dakota
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
William Carl "Joseph Henry Wenzel" Gienapp
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: Jan. 11, 1906
Miller
Hand County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 1979
Sioux Falls
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA

William Carl Gienapp, son of Anna DeWitt and Joseph Wenzel, was born Jan. 11, 1906 at Miller, SD. At age of 2 1/2 years he was adopted by Herman and Barbette Gienapp and was raised on a farm near Chester, SD. After his marriage to Aleda Onken at Chester on Jan 19, 1930, they farmed there and worked several years at Wenk's Hatchery in Madison, SD. He then worked many years as a sheep shearer before retiring in 1976.

They moved to Sioux Falls in 1963.

Greatful for having shared his life are his wife, Aleda; 2 daughters, Mrs. Harry (Betty) Ernst, Hemet, Cal., Mrs. Ralph (Dorothy) Boyd, Pasadena, Cal,; son Harold, Windom, Mn.; 11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 5 sisters, Sylvia, Anna, Alice, Pearl and Rosie; and a host of other realtives and friends.

Friends and relatives are invited to gather with the family at the St. Johns Lutheran Church, Chester, SD, following the committal service. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ignatz Felix Wenzel (1867 - 1906)
  Annigje Sieders DeWitt (1882 - 1965)
 
 Spouse:
  Aleda Anna Emelie Onken Gienapp (1909 - 2005)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jeanette May Wenzel Holub (1891 - 1980)**
  Emma Wenzel Williams (1892 - 1952)**
  Herman P Wenzel (1894 - 1970)*
  John William Wenzel (1899 - 1977)*
  Benjamin Franklin Wenzel (1902 - 1975)*
  Alberta Eva Wenzel Lettner (1903 - 1978)*
  William Carl Gienapp (1906 - 1979)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Chester
Lake County
South Dakota, USA
 
Created by: Jason Wenzel
Record added: Aug 02, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 133720137
William Carl Joseph Henry Wenzel Gienapp
Added by: B. Hahn
 
William Carl Joseph Henry Wenzel Gienapp
Cemetery Photo
Added by: M Gilbertson
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service