Elizabeth Josephine Flottemesch, 18951978 (aged 83 years)

Birth May 2, 1895 30 26
Baptism May 14, 1895 30 26 (aged 12 days)
Graduation

Birth of a sisterKathrina Flottemesch
September 1, 1896 (aged 1 year)
Birth of a sisterBernadine Flottemesch
March 5, 1898 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a sisterSophia Flottemesch
September 17, 1899 (aged 4 years)
Death of a sisterSophia Flottemesch
May 17, 1900 (aged 5 years)
Birth of a brotherHerman Flottemesch
March 18, 1902 (aged 6 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph Flottemesch
December 30, 1904 (aged 9 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJoseph Flottemesch
January 11, 1907 (aged 11 years)
Burial of a paternal grandfatherJoseph Flottemesch
after January 11, 1907 (aged 11 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJan Herman (Arnold) Dols
February 17, 1908 (aged 12 years)
Graduation June 30, 1908 (aged 13 years)
Occupation
Lizzy went to work for the first time as a cook and housekeeper.
after June 30, 1908 (aged 13 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherMaria Elizabeth Peulen
May 15, 1910 (aged 15 years)
Death of a sisterKathrina Flottemesch
June 14, 1910 (aged 15 years)
Anecdote about 1917 (aged 21 years)

Note: I remember Mama telling me about a young man she was engaged to during World War I. He was killed in the war. Mama talked about the big celebrations when the "Boys" came home from World War I. It must have been hard for her, but she only ever mentioned the joy.
Anecdote after 1918 (aged 22 years)

Note: She recalled the cruel way they were treated as children during World War I because they were of German descent. She told stories of how the James Boys came to Minnesota and the farmers harbored them in their homes. Everyone had heard about their 'Robin Hood' reputation, and treated them as visitors.
Birth of a sonChristopher Joseph Walz
July 11, 1921 (aged 26 years)
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Birth of a daughterCatherine Elizabeth Walz
June 14, 1923 (aged 28 years)
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Birth of a sonElmer Walz
May 26, 1924 (aged 29 years)
Death of a sonElmer Walz
May 26, 1924 (aged 29 years)

Birth of a daughterEleanor Marie Walz
July 3, 1925 (aged 30 years)
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Birth of a sonLouis Francis Walz
November 6, 1926 (aged 31 years)
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Birth of a daughterLucille Ann Walz
August 6, 1928 (aged 33 years)
Birth of a sonAloys Benedict Walz
August 10, 1929 (aged 34 years)
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Birth of a daughterFlorentine Lula Walz
November 7, 1931 (aged 36 years)
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Death of a motherMary Gertrude Dols
November 22, 1933 (aged 38 years)
Burial of a motherMary Gertrude Dols
November 25, 1933 (aged 38 years)
Birth of a sonJoseph Michael Walz
August 24, 1934 (aged 39 years)
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Death of a fatherChristoph Flottemesch
October 5, 1935 (aged 40 years)
Burial of a fatherChristoph Flottemesch
October 7, 1935 (aged 40 years)
Death of a husbandBenedict Leonard Walz
September 8, 1964 (aged 69 years)
Burial of a husbandBenedict Leonard Walz
September 11, 1964 (aged 69 years)
Death of a brotherHerman Flottemesch
June 4, 1970 (aged 75 years)
Burial of a brotherHerman Flottemesch
June 8, 1970 (aged 75 years)
Death of a sisterBernadine Flottemesch
January 26, 1974 (aged 78 years)
Cause of Death June 29, 1978 (aged 83 years)

Note: congestive heart failure
Anecdote

Note: Mama was a little girl at Jordon, MN. She (we) ha…

Mama was a little girl at Jordon, MN. She (we) had many relatives we never knew. She moved to Callaway MN in early 1900. I have some Christmas, Valentine and Easter cards that were written to her from relatives and friends shortly after their move. Some teased her about living with the Indians. Mama met Dad when she was working as a housekeeper for our Uncle Mark.

She also talked about the excitement of seeing their first automobile. She said everyone came out to see it. She said people were not nearly as excited when the first airplane flew over. Looking back, Mama must have been a terriffic organizer to manage a household of 13 people, and to have 11 children in 13 years. Most of us remember how she could scold for an hour without stopping. I don't believe any of us girls ever scolded our families. We learned a good lesson. Mama and Papa dedicated their lives to St. Joseph when they married, and spent their lives dedicated to doing their very best for their family and neighbors. Mama would have liked to have given us a better life, but life didn't deal her and Papa too much of a bargain on the farm. Church was important to Mama and we attended whenever it was possible, and Mama went every day after she and Papa moved to town after retirement. Mama developed Diabetes at the age of 28, and was also diagnosed as having heart problems. She weighed quite a lot, 225 at one time, but lost much of her weight after they retired - down to 120 lbs. Things I remember are the washcloth in her hand to check all the faces as we entered the church, Spring housecleaning and going through all the mysterious things in the boxes every spring, including her wedding veil and the metal pieces from our brother Elmer's coffin, - and trying to get my spot cleaner than Lucille's as we scrubbed ceilings. I remember how clean we had to keep the toilet, and how happy we were to get linoleum because it was so much easier to scrub than the wooden floors. Mama's big heart was evident in her caring for our Aunt Annie for over 20 years. We all remember the individual care she required, besides all the planning, and considerations of taking care of a blind person. Mama and Papa never complained, and Papa even remarked he would have taken Uncle Joe when he was ill, if we hadn't already had Aunt Annie. Mama was also remembered for her large, large garden. She seemed at peace working with her flowers and vegetables. She made gardening seem easy and had a great garden plus a Lovely Flower garden. She was always interested in trying to raise something new in her vegetable as well as her flower garden. I remember her raising Kolorabi in her vegetable garden and Cockscomb in her flower garden. I will always recall when brother Tony spread a fire in the yard one day. There was loose straw eveywhere, and the fire began to head for the wood shed and other buildings. When I ran to the house to tell Dad, he calmly made our excited Mom sit down before leaving the house with buckets to put out the fire-which to my amazement took very little time. Mama was always ready for company. There was always roast beef, broth and homemade ice cream every Sunday for anyone who dropped in. I can remember serving as many as 30 people on Sunday afternoon. It must have taken organization and work but Mama seemed to love it. Mama dedicated her life to her family. She had a ready smile , but mostly she was very, very proud of each and every one of her family. I now play tribute to a great, wonderful lady, my mother.

Anecdote

Note: Lizzy was an excellent seamstress. Every August, she would order fabric and make 2 new dresses for each of her daughters--one for the first day of school and one for Easter.She copied dresses shown in catalogs.
Death June 29, 1978 (aged 83 years)
Anecdote July 1, 1978 (2 days after death)

Note: She was buried with her gold wedding ring.
Burial July 1, 1978 (2 days after death)
Family with parents
father
Christoph Flottemesch
18641935
Birth: September 6, 1864 38 32Jordan, Scott, Minnesota
Death: October 5, 1935Riceville Township, Becker, Minnesota
mother
Christoph Flottemesch and Mary
18691933
Birth: January 15, 1869 39 35Jordan, Scott, Minnesota
Death: November 22, 1933Riceville Township, Becker, Minnesota
Marriage
Marriage: May 1, 1894Jordan, Scott, Minnesota
12 months
herself
WP_20141011_014
18951978
Birth: May 2, 1895 30 26Jordan, Scott, Minnesota
Death: June 29, 1978Mahnomen Nursing Center, Mahnomen, Mahnomen, Minnesota
16 months
younger sister
18961910
Birth: September 1, 1896 31 27Jordan, Scott, Minnesota
Death: June 14, 1910Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota
18 months
younger sister
Photo Dena Flottemesch Steffle
18981974
Birth: March 5, 1898 33 29Jordan, Scott, Minnesota
Death: January 26, 1974Callaway, Becker, Minnesota
19 months
younger sister
18991900
Birth: September 17, 1899 35 30Jordan, Scott, Minnesota
Death: May 17, 1900Sand Creek Township, Scott, Minnesota
3 years
younger brother
Photo Joe and Herman Flottemes
19021970
Birth: March 18, 1902 37 33Jordan, Scott, Minnesota
Death: June 4, 1970Callaway, Becker, Minnesota
3 years
younger brother
19041984
Birth: December 30, 1904 40 35Jordan, Scott, Minnesota
Death: June 15, 1984Becker, Minnesota
Family with Benedict Leonard Walz
husband
Ben Walz Family Portait
18901964
Birth: February 22, 1890 39 37Paynesville, Minnesota
Death: September 8, 1964his home, Mahnomen, Mahnomen County, Minnesota
herself
WP_20141011_014
18951978
Birth: May 2, 1895 30 26Jordan, Scott, Minnesota
Death: June 29, 1978Mahnomen Nursing Center, Mahnomen, Mahnomen, Minnesota
son
19211995
Birth: July 11, 1921 31 26Calloway, Becker County, Minnesota
Death: April 18, 1995Mahnomen, Mahnomen, Minnesota
23 months
daughter
Kay Mullin 1945
19232018
Birth: June 14, 1923 33 28Mahnomen, Minnesota
Death: January 12, 2018Casper, Natrona, Wyoming
12 months
son
19241924
Birth: May 26, 1924 34 29Mahnomen, Mahnomen, Minnesota
Death: May 26, 1924
13 months
daughter
Ben Walz Daughters Eleanor Kay
19252017
Birth: July 3, 1925 35 30Mahnomen, Minnesota
Death: April 9, 2017Mahnomen, Mahnomen, Minnesota
16 months
son
19261995
Birth: November 6, 1926 36 31Mahnomen, Mahnomen County, Minnesota
Death: December 11, 1995Mahnomen, Mahnomen, Minnesota
21 months
daughter
Ben Walz Daughters Eleanor Kay
19282006
Birth: August 6, 1928 38 33Mahnomen, Mahnomen County, Minnesota
Death: January 16, 2006Central Wyoming Hospice Home, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming
12 months
son
19292006
Birth: August 10, 1929 39 34Mahnomen, Mahnomen County, Minnesota
Death: May 20, 2006Mahnomen, Mahnomen, Minnesota
daughter
daughter
Ben Walz Daughters Eleanor Kay
19312017
Birth: November 7, 1931 41 36Mahnomen, Mahnomen County, Minnesota
Death: February 27, 2017Norwalk, California
son
Private
son
19342002
Birth: August 24, 1934 44 39Mahnomen, Mahnomen County, Minnesota
Death: December 20, 2002Mahnomen, Mahnomen, Minnesota
BirthElizabeth Walz death certificate, Record Type: Certificate of Death, Name Of Person: Elizabeth Walz, Number: no. 122-78-015071
BaptismBaptism Elizabeth Flottemesch 1895
GraduationReport Card Elizabeth Flottemesch 1908, Subject: Elizabeth Flottemesch
OccupationThecla Trujillo interview, Interviewer: Hjelmstad, Teri, Informant Address: Mills, WY
AnecdoteThecla Trujillo interview, Interviewer: Hjelmstad, Teri, Informant Address: Mills, WY
AnecdoteWalzing Family Memories, 1850-1990
Cause of DeathElizabeth Walz death certificate, Record Type: Certificate of Death, Name Of Person: Elizabeth Walz, Number: no. 122-78-015071
AnecdoteWalzing Family Memories, 1850-1990
AnecdoteThecla Trujillo interview, Interviewer: Hjelmstad, Teri, Informant Address: Mills, WY
NameMahnomen County Heritage
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NameMarriage Index Ben Walz Elizabeth Flottemesch 1920, Record Type: Image, Subject: Ben Walz Elizaeth Flottemesch
NameThecla Trujillo interview, Interviewer: Hjelmstad, Teri, Informant Address: Mills, WY
NameWalzing Family Memories, 1850-1990
DeathElizabeth Walz death certificate, Record Type: Certificate of Death, Name Of Person: Elizabeth Walz, Number: no. 122-78-015071
AnecdoteThecla Trujillo interview, Interviewer: Hjelmstad, Teri, Informant Address: Mills, WY
BurialElizabeth Walz death certificate, Record Type: Certificate of Death, Name Of Person: Elizabeth Walz, Number: no. 122-78-015071
BurialElizabeth Josephine Flottemesch Walz Tombstone, Record Type: Photo, Name Of Person: Elizabeth Josephine Flottemesch Walz
BurialObituary Elizabeth Flottemesch Walz 1978: Obituary Elizabeth Flottemesch Walz 1978, Location: Detroit Lakes, MN
BurialObituary Elizabeth Flottemesch 1978, Record Type: Image
Anecdote

I remember Mama telling me about a young man she was engaged to during World War I. He was killed in the war. Mama talked about the big celebrations when the "Boys" came home from World War I. It must have been hard for her, but she only ever mentioned the joy.

Anecdote

She recalled the cruel way they were treated as children during World War I because they were of German descent. She told stories of how the James Boys came to Minnesota and the farmers harbored them in their homes. Everyone had heard about their 'Robin Hood' reputation, and treated them as visitors.

Cause of Death

congestive heart failure

Anecdote

She was buried with her gold wedding ring.

Anecdote

Mama was a little girl at Jordon, MN. She (we) had many relatives we never knew. She moved to Callaway MN in early 1900. I have some Christmas, Valentine and Easter cards that were written to her from relatives and friends shortly after their move. Some teased her about living with the Indians. Mama met Dad when she was working as a housekeeper for our Uncle Mark.

She also talked about the excitement of seeing their first automobile. She said everyone came out to see it. She said people were not nearly as excited when the first airplane flew over. Looking back, Mama must have been a terriffic organizer to manage a household of 13 people, and to have 11 children in 13 years. Most of us remember how she could scold for an hour without stopping. I don't believe any of us girls ever scolded our families. We learned a good lesson. Mama and Papa dedicated their lives to St. Joseph when they married, and spent their lives dedicated to doing their very best for their family and neighbors. Mama would have liked to have given us a better life, but life didn't deal her and Papa too much of a bargain on the farm. Church was important to Mama and we attended whenever it was possible, and Mama went every day after she and Papa moved to town after retirement. Mama developed Diabetes at the age of 28, and was also diagnosed as having heart problems. She weighed quite a lot, 225 at one time, but lost much of her weight after they retired - down to 120 lbs. Things I remember are the washcloth in her hand to check all the faces as we entered the church, Spring housecleaning and going through all the mysterious things in the boxes every spring, including her wedding veil and the metal pieces from our brother Elmer's coffin, - and trying to get my spot cleaner than Lucille's as we scrubbed ceilings. I remember how clean we had to keep the toilet, and how happy we were to get linoleum because it was so much easier to scrub than the wooden floors. Mama's big heart was evident in her caring for our Aunt Annie for over 20 years. We all remember the individual care she required, besides all the planning, and considerations of taking care of a blind person. Mama and Papa never complained, and Papa even remarked he would have taken Uncle Joe when he was ill, if we hadn't already had Aunt Annie. Mama was also remembered for her large, large garden. She seemed at peace working with her flowers and vegetables. She made gardening seem easy and had a great garden plus a Lovely Flower garden. She was always interested in trying to raise something new in her vegetable as well as her flower garden. I remember her raising Kolorabi in her vegetable garden and Cockscomb in her flower garden. I will always recall when brother Tony spread a fire in the yard one day. There was loose straw eveywhere, and the fire began to head for the wood shed and other buildings. When I ran to the house to tell Dad, he calmly made our excited Mom sit down before leaving the house with buckets to put out the fire-which to my amazement took very little time. Mama was always ready for company. There was always roast beef, broth and homemade ice cream every Sunday for anyone who dropped in. I can remember serving as many as 30 people on Sunday afternoon. It must have taken organization and work but Mama seemed to love it. Mama dedicated her life to her family. She had a ready smile , but mostly she was very, very proud of each and every one of her family. I now play tribute to a great, wonderful lady, my mother.

Anecdote

Lizzy was an excellent seamstress. Every August, she would order fabric and make 2 new dresses for each of her daughters--one for the first day of school and one for Easter.She copied dresses shown in catalogs.