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Chapter 4:  The Family of August and Ernestine (Heritz) Hinz

 
1 August R. Hinz: 6 Oct 1856 - 16 June 1933*
  +Ernestine Herritz: 16 Feb 1862 - 10 July 1897*
  2 Emil A. Hinz: 26 Jan 1881 - 22 Oct 1946*
  2 Adeline Hinz: 6 June 1883 - 2 May 1954
  2 Richard Hinz: 3 Mar 1885 - 5 Nov 1968
  2 August Henry Hinz: 19 Jan 1887 - 24 Apr 1962
  2 Anna Hinz: 7 Feb 1889 - 1 Jun 1977
  2 Edward Frederick Hinz: 4 Jan 1892 - 14 May 1961
  2 Emma Hinz: 20 Jun 1897 – 30 Oct 1897
  +Augusta (Buelow) Trachsler: 1860 – 13 Sep 1938

*Immigrated from Germany in 1882
S/S BohemiaSteam Ship Bohemia
 
4 August R. Hinz (Generation 1)
August Hinz was the youngest of the sons of Friedrich and Charlotte Hinz.  He was born October 9, 1856 in Sagemühle, Kreis Rummelsburg, Pommern.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Parish at Zhetinig.  In 1881 he underwent training in the German Army and also married Ernestine Heritz.  After the birth of their first son Emil, they immigrated to the United States with members of their respective families.  They left Hamburg on November 26, 1882 and sailed directly to New York aboard the SS Bohemia under the command of Captain Pezoldt.  Their ship docked in the Port of New York on December 15, 1882.  Traveling with August, Ernestine, and baby Emil were August’s mother Charlotte Hinz, Ernestine's parents, and Julius Hinz and his family.  They settled on a farm in unincorporated Freedom, Sauk County, Wisconsin where they reared their children until Ernestine's untimely death in 1897.
 
Nearly two years after Ernestine died August remarried with the widow, Augusta (Buelow) Trachsler.  They continued family life on the farm and Augusta raised the Hinz children along with her own from her previous marriage.  On October 30, 1906, August Hinz was sworn in at the Sauk County courthouse and became a citizen of the United States of America.  In 1916, after thirty-four years of tilling the soil in Freedom, the family moved to Ableman (now called Rock Springs).  During his eighteen year residence in Ableman, August and Augusta were members of St. John's Lutheran Church.  August served several years on the church council.  August became ill about five weeks before his death on June 16, 1933.  Augusta died five years later.  August and Augusta are buried together in the Lutheran cemetery just north of Rock Springs.  Julius and Adeline Hintz are buried in the same cemetery.[1]
 
Ernestine (Heritz) Hinz – wife of August R. Hinz (Generation 1)
Ernestine was the fourth child born to Henrich and Albertine Heritz.  Born February 16, 1862 in Pomerania, she married August Hinz of Poberow in 1881.  Together, they had seven children, with only Emil being born in Germany (Pommern). Ernestine and August lived about four miles south-west of the village of North Freedom.  Here were born Adeline (1883), Richard (1885), August (1887), Anna (1889), Edward (1892), and Emma (1897) Hinz.  Ernestine died on July 10th from heart failure due to complications from giving birth to Emma on June 20, 1897.  She had been ill for several weeks prior to her death.[4]  Emma died four months later.  Mother and daughter are buried together at the Zion Lutheran Stone Church Cemetery in Westfield Township, Sauk County, Wisconsin.[2]
 
Augusta (Buelow) Trachsler Hinz – second wife of August R. Hinz (Generation 1)
Augusta Trachsler was the second wife of widower August Hinz.  Augusta was born Augusta W. Buelow to Friedrich (Johann) and Caroline Buelow in 1860 in Germany.  Augusta immigrated to the Unites States with her family around 1862.  She married Swiss-born Emil Trachsler around 1880, and appears in the 1880 census with Emil's family in Honey Creek, Sauk County, Wisconsin.  Emil and Augusta had two daughters and three sons.  After Emil died in 1898, Augusta and August Hinz were married in March of 1899. She entered the Hinz family with three of her five children; Walter (16 years old), Katherine (12), and Emil (5).  Her younger daughter, Karoline, had died in 1894 at the age of five.  With the six Hinz siblings, Augusta immediately became a mother to nine children.  She died on September 13, 1938 at the home of her daughter Katherine (Trachsler) Meyer.  Augusta was buried with August in the Rock Springs (St. John's Lutheran) Cemetery.[3]
Hilda, Augusta, and Albertine Buelow: Courtesy of Len Wittig
 
4.1 Emil Albert Hinz (Generation 2)
1 August R. Hinz: 1856 - 1933
  +Ernestine Herritz: 1862 - 1897
  2 Emil Albert Hinz: 26 Jan 1881 - 22 Oct 1946
    +Amanda Marie Knoop: 20 Apr 1886 - 28 Dec 1934
    3 Viola E. Hinz: 1905 - 1976
    3 Fern A. Hinz: 1907 - 1991
 
The first child of August and Ernestine Hinz, Emil Albert Hinz was born in Germany on January 26, 1881.  He was less than two years old when he and his parents immigrated to the United States.  On April 5, 1905 Emil married Amanda Marie Knoop in Sauk county.  Emil worked at the Sauk County Hospital and Home as a night attendant for many years.  On October 15, 1946, while on duty, he was suddenly struck in the left eye by an inmate.  The blow caused Emil to fall and hit his head on the floor, which in turn caused a skull fracture.  He died at the Reedsburg Hospital on Tuesday, October 22nd.  The funeral for Emil was held on Thursday at the Ableman (Rock Springs) Lutheran Church with the Rev. Phillip Lehman officiating.  Herman Zantow, Reuben Knoop, Edward Schwarz, and Edward, Wilbur, and Garvin Hinz were pallbearers.  Emil was buried with Amanda in Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom.
 
A coroner's inquest was held on Wednesday, October 23rd, by Dr. O. V. Pawlisch, Sauk County Coroner and District Attorney Raymond J. Kasiska at the Sauk County Hospital and Home.  After witnesses were called, "the jury brought in a verdict stating;  Emil Hinz came to his death about 2:15 A.M. October 22,1946, as a result of skull fracture received in falling on the floor at the Sauk County Home after being struck by Peter Huerth about 10:15 PM October 15, 1946."  On October 28th, it was reported in the Wisconsin State Journal that the District Attorney had issued a warrant charging Peter Huerth with fourth degree manslaughter in connection with the death of Emil Hinz.  Another article appearing in the Manitowoc Herald Times on November 14, 1946 stated that a Circuit Court Judge had committed Mr. Huerth to the Central State Hospital in Wausau in relation to the manslaughter hearing.[4]
 
Amanda Marie Knoop - wife of Emil Albert Hinz
Amanda Marie Knoop was born on April 20, 1886 in Wisconsin to August and Henrietta Knoop.  Her parents were German immigrants.  Amanda married Emil Albert Hinz on April 5, 1905 and they had two daughters, Viola E. and Fern A. Hinz.  Amanda died on Friday, December 28, 1934 after a brief illness following a stroke.  Funeral services were held on Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ableman (Rock Springs) with the Rev. Phillip Lehman officiating.  She was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom, Wisconsin.  Edward Schanke, Albin Malmquist, Arthur Meyer, Henry Rehr, Cleon Fleming, and Charles Schanke were pallbearers.[5]
 
4.1.1 Viola E. Hinz (Generation 3)
2 Emil Albert Hinz: 1881 - 1946
  +Amanda Marie Knoop: 1886 - 1934
  3 Viola E. Hinz: 31 Aug 1905 - 21 Jun 1976
    +Edward Steinhorst: 3 Feb 1900 - 30 Nov 1985
    4 Shirley Steinhorst: Living
    4 Marie Fern Steinhorst: Living
    4 Betty Steinhorst: Living
 
Viola Esther Hinz was born on the last day of August in 1905.  She married Edward Steinhorst and they had three daughters.  Viola was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid Society of the church.  She died on June 21, 1976 in St. Clare Hospital, just eleven days after the passing of her sister's husband, Henry Steinhorst.  Funeral services for Viola were held on Thursday June 24 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Rev. Emil Toepel officiating.  She was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom.  Pallbearers were Gary, Davis, and Steve Zimmerman, John Schultz, Keith Zick, and William Vertein.[6]
 
Edward Steinhorst - husband of Viola E Hinz
Edward Steinhorst was born on February 3, 1900 in Wisconsin to Henry and Emma (Eickert) Steinhorst.  He married Viola Hinz.  Edward farmed in the town of Excelsior for thirty-one years.  He was also the maintenance manager for the Baraboo School System for several years.  Additionally, Edward served as Superintendent of the Sauk County Fair Association for many years.  He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in North Freedom where he served as the maintenance manager for twenty years.  Edward died on November 30, 1985 in Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services for Edward were held on Tuesday, December 3rd in St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating.  He was buried next to his wife in Oak Hill Cemetery with Norman Clark, Herbert Meyer, Fred Nehring, Oscar Baumgarten, Harley Knoot, and Gayland Steinhorst serving as pallbearers.[7]
 
4.1.2 Fern A. Hinz (Generation 3)
2 Emil Albert Hinz: 1881 - 1946
  +Amanda Marie Knoop: 1886 - 1934
  3 Fern A. Hinz: 8 Sep 1907 - 5 Dec 1991
    +Henry A. Steinhorst: 8 Jun 1902 - 10 Jun 1976
    4 Henry Steinhorst: 26 Feb 1931 - 3 July 1998
    4 Fay Ann Steinhorst: Living
 
Fern Adelheida Hinz was born to Emil and Amanda Hinz on September 8, 1907 in Baraboo, Wisconsin.  On July 11, 1929, she married Henry A. Steinhorst.  Henry was the younger brother of Fern's brother-in-law, Edward.  Together, Fern and Henry had a son and daughter.  Fern was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.  She was employed for many years at Industrial Coils in Baraboo.  Fern died on Thursday, December 5, 1991 at Jefferson Meadows Care Center.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday at St. Paul's.  Pastor J.P. Anderson officiated and Bob, John, and Tom Steinhorst, along with Kyle Rentmeester, Randy Stampfl, and Donald Conley were pallbearers.  She was buried with her husband in Oak Hill Cemetery.[8]
 
Henry A. Steinhorst - husband of Fern A. Hinz
Henry A. Steinhorst was born on June 8, 1902 in Wisconsin to Henry and Emma (Eickert) Steinhorst.  He married Fern Hinz on July 11, 1929.  Henry was a lifelong resident of the Baraboo area.  He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Baraboo.  Henry died on Thursday, June 10, 1976 at St. Clare Hospital.  His funeral was held on Saturday at St. Paul's with the Rev. J. P. Anderson officiating.  Henry was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery with Gordon Wilson, George Schulte, Perry Ramsey, Erwin Gaetzke, Delbert Burton, and Earl Rihn serving as pallbearers.[9]
 
4.2 Adeline Hinz (Generation 2)
1 August R. Hinz: 1856 - 1933
  +Ernestine Herritz: 1862 - 1897
  2 Adeline Hinz: 6 Jun 1883 - 2 May 1954
    +William H. Zech: 3 May 1871 - 7 Jul 1958
    3 Florence Zech: 1904 - 1957
    3 Harold W. Zech: 1913 - 1995
 
Adeline Hinz was born on June 6, 1883.  She married William H. Zech and they had a daughter, Florence, and a son, Harold.  Adeline died on Sunday, May 2, 1954 in Reedsburg Municipal Hospital.   Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the Gant Funeral Home and she was buried in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.[10]
 
William H. Zech - husband of Adeline Hinz
William H. Zech was born on May 3, 1871 in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.  He was a life-long resident of the city.  William was a member of the National Guard until 1898.  He was an original partner of the Reedsburg Hardware Company in 1907 and maintained the position of Master Plumber within the company until his retirement in 1955.  William served as an Alderman from 1916 to 1922 and was a member of the first Utility Commission in 1922.  He was also the Reedsburg Fire Department Chief for several years prior to being elected Mayor in 1926.  William served four years in that post.  He was also a fond musician, playing in the city band.  William died on Monday, July 7, 1958 at home after a lingering illness.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church with the Rev. John Pingle officiating.  Burial was with Adeline in the church's cemetery.[11]
 
4.2.1 Florence Wilhelmine Adeline Zech (Generation 3)
2 Adeline Hinz: 1883 - 1954
  +William H. Zech: 1871 - 1958
  3 Florence Zech: 30 Aug 1904 - 9 Nov 1957
    +William C. Kegley: 11 May 1912 - Unknown
    4 William E. Kegley: 1936 - Unknown
    4 Nancy E. Kegley: 1938 - Unknown
 
Florence Wilhelmine Adeline Zech was born on August 30, 1904.  She graduated from Reedsburg High School in 1922.  In 1933, Florence was listed in her grandfather's obituary as living in Chicago.  When her mother died in 1954, she was listed in the obituary as Mrs. Florence Kegley of Chicago.  Florence died on November 9, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois.  Her obituary lists her survivors as, her father in Reedsburg, and a daughter, Mrs. Henry (Nancy) Lynn, and a son, William Kegley, both of Chicago.  Funeral services for Florence were held on November 12th in the Gant Funeral Home in Reedsburg with the Rev. Jay Miller officiating.  Burial was in St. Peter's Cemetery in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.[12]
 
William C. Kegley - husband of Florence Zech
William C. Kegley was born on May 11, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois to Eugene and Nada Kegley.  He appears with his parents in the 1920 U. S. Census as boarders in the household of Hawley C Davis in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The 1930 census shows him with his mother and step-father, Jerry Belousek, in Chicago.  He is listed in the 1940 census with his wife, Florence, and two children, William and Nancy, in Chicago.  No other information on William Kegley has been located.[13]
 
4.2.2 Harold W. Zech (Generation 3)
2 Adeline Hinz: 1883 - 1954
  +William H. Zech: 1871 - 1958
  3 Harold W. Zech: 12 Mar 1913 - 20 Apr 1995
    +Leola Medenwald: 17 Aug 1911 – 3 Mar 2006
    4 Ronald Zech: Living
    4 Lawrence Zech: Living
 
Harold W. Zech was born on March 12, 1913 in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.  Harold graduated from St. Peter's Lutheran School and Reedsburg High School.  A sports enthusiast, Harold was the Sauk County Tennis Champion in 1939.  He was also a co-leader of the original Hal Edward's Band that played in the Reedsburg area in the 1930s.  On March 30, 1941, he married Leola Medenwald.  Also in 1941, Harold enlisted in the Army Air Corps.  He served until 1945.  After the war, he worked with aircraft engines and parts for Aeroproducts, a division of General Motors in the Dayton, Ohio area.  In 1960, Harold was promoted and transferred to Indianapolis to work at the Allison Aircraft Division of General Motors.  After twenty-eight years of employment, Harold retired in 1974 as an executive of Allison Aircraft.  He and Lee lived in the Southport area of Indianapolis until 1991, when they moved to Santa Rosa, California.
 
Harold died in his sleep on Thursday, April 20, 1995 in Sonoma County, California.  A memorial service was held in Santa Rosa on Saturday, April 22, 1995.  Following a graveside service on Sunday, Harold was buried in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in Reedsburg, Wisconsin with the Rev. James Hendrikson officiating.  Military rites were performed by the American Legion Post 350 of Reedburg.[14]
 
Leola E. Medenwald – wife of Harold W. Zech
Leola was born on August 17, 1911 in Reedsburg to Robert and Emma Medenwald.  She grew up in Reedsburgn, attending St. Peter's Lutheran School and Reedsburg High School.  She was an avid skater and enjoyed many family activities at the Buhr family farm outside of town.  After she attended a business college in Madison, Lee worked for The Reedsburg Bank as a teller.  She married Harold W. Zech on March 30, 1941 in Amery, Wisconsin.  The Reverend O. Medenwald, one of Leola's uncles, performed the ceremony at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church.
 
After World War II the family lived in Dayton, Ohio.  Lee was raising a family and was active in the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.  When Harold was transferred to Indianapolis for his job in 1960, Lee continued service activities with Calvary Lutheran Church.  After the children were older, Lee resumed her career at American Fletcher National Bank in the installment loan department.  She retired from banking in 1974.  In 1991 Lee and Harold moved to Santa Rosa, California, to be closer to their two sons and their respective families.  There, Lee became a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church.  She lived the remaining years of her life in the Santa Rosa area.
 
Funeral services for Leola Zech were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Reedsburg.  Pastor Kevin J. Kohnke officiated and a private family burial followed in St. Peter's Cemetery.  A 'Celebration of her Life' event was held in California for all family members later that spring.[15]
 
4.3 Richard Hinz (Generation 2)
1 August R. Hinz: 1856 - 1933
  +Ernestine Herritz: 1862 - 1897
  2 Richard Hinz: 3 Mar 1885 - 5 Nov 1968
    +Eva Black: 24 Jan 1891 - 31 Oct 1969
    3 Kermit E. Hinz: 1912 - 1989
    3 Wilbur A. Hinz: 1914 - 1974
    3 Chester H. Hinz: 1916 - 1929
    3 Alice Y. Hinz: Living
    3 Dawn Hinz: Living
    3 Nola La Vonne Hinz: Living
 
Richard Hinz was born on March 3, 1885.  He married Eva Black on March 9, 1910 in Freedom Township with the Rev. Ernest Bruegel officiating.  Richard farmed the land around Freedom Township for thirty-two years before retiring in 1948.  An article in the Baraboo News Republic announced their 56th wedding anniversary in March of 1966.  Richard died in Reedsburg Municipal Hospital on Tuesday, November 5, 1968 after two years of failing health.  Funeral services were held on Thursday in the North Freedom Baptist Church with the Rev. Werner Lemke officiating.  Pallbearers were Willis Koch, Arthur and Edward Schwarz, Harold Kowalke, Harley Vodak, and Lyle Stewart.  Richard was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom.[16]
 
Eva Black - wife of Richard Hinz
Eva Black was born on January 24, 1891.  She married Richard Hinz on March 9, 1910 and they had six children.  Eva was an active member of the First Baptist Church of North Freedom serving as a Sunday School teacher for many years.  She was also a member of the Ladies Baptist Missionary Society.  Eva died on Friday, October 31, 1969 at Reedsburg Municipal Hospital, where she had been taken for treatment earlier in the day.  Funeral services were held on Monday in the North Freedom Baptist Church with the Rev. Werner Lemke officiating.  Pallbearers were Willis Koch, Arthur and Edward Schwarz, Harold Kowalke, Harley Vodak, and Lyle Stewart.  She was buried next to Richard in Oak Hill Cemetery.[17]
 
4.3.1 Kermit E. Hinz (Generation 3)
2 Richard Hinz: 1885 - 1968
  +Eva Black: 1891 - 1969
  3 Kermit E. Hinz: 31 Mar 1912 - 3 Aug 1989
    +Martha E. Apker: 14 Feb 1914 - 4 May 1993
    4 Patricia G. Hinz: Living
 
Kermit E. Hinz was born on March 31, 1912 in the township of North Freedom, Wisconsin.  He married Martha E. Apker on June 17, 1933.  Kermit was an employee of the Sauk County Highway Department for forty-two years of his life.  He died on Thursday, August 3, 1989 at Reedsburg Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services were held on August 7th at the Hammer-Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg with the Reverend Lyle Koenig, Kermit's brother-in-law, officiating.  Kermit was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.[18]
 
Martha E. Apker - wife of Kermit E. Hinz
Martha E. Apker was born on February 14, 1914 in North Freedom.  She married Kermit Hinz on June 17, 1933 and they had a daughter.  Martha died on May 4, 1993 at the Maplewood Nursing Home in Sauk City.  She was buried with Kermit in Oak Hill Cemetery.[19]
 
4.3.2 Wilbur A. Hinz (Generation 3)
2 Richard Hinz: 1885 - 1968
  +Eva Black: 1891 - 1969
  3 Wilbur A. Hinz: 12 Jan 1914 - 1 Feb 1974
    +Norma Harpold: 13 Oct 1922 - 2 Nov 1987
    4 Thomas Roy Hinz: Living
    4 Gary Dean Hinz: Living
    4 Rex Richard Hinz: Living
    4 Dale Wilbur Hinz: Living
 
Wilbur A. Hinz was born on January 12, 1914.  He married Norma Harpold on October 12, 1940.  Wilbur was the Plant Operator at the Baraboo Asphalt Company for eighteen years.  He died from a sudden heart attack on Friday, February 1, 1974 while ice fishing.  Funeral services were held on the following Monday at the Redlin-Scheidle Funeral Home with the Rev. Alton Gerber officiating.  Wilbur was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom.[20]
 
Norma Harpold - wife of Wilbur A. Hinz
Norma Harpold was born to Herbert and Ramona Harpold on October 13, 1922 in Hillsboro, Wisconsin.  She married Wilbur Hinz on Saturday, October 12, 1940.  Together, they raised four sons.  After Wilbur died in 1974, Norma remarried with Gerhart Muchow of Baraboo.  When she died on November 2, 1987, she was buried with Gerhart in Oak Hill Cemetery.[21]
 
4.3.3 Chester H. Hinz (Generation 3)
2 Richard Hinz: 1885 - 1968
  +Eva Black: 1891 - 1969
  3 Chester H Hinz: 5 May 1916 - 11 Jun 1929
 
Chester H. Hinz was born on May 5, 1916 in Freedom Township.  He was thirteen years old when a farm accident ended his short life on Tuesday, June 11, 1929.  Chester was helping to plow a drainage ditch on his father's farm.  He was killed instantly when the tractor he was driving struck a rock, tipped over, and crushed him.  Funeral services were held on Thursday at the family home and at the Baptist Church of North Freedom.  The Reverend Henry Hisch conducted the services to a near capacity crowd.  After the funeral, Chester was laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom.  Six of Chester's friends served as pallbearers.[22]
 
4.3.4 Alice Y. Hinz (Generation 3)
2 Richard Hinz: 1885 - 1968
  +Eva Black: 1891 - 1969
  3 Alice Y. Hinz: Living
    +Rev. Lyle Koenig: 18 Sep 1913 - 17 May 1995
    4 Sharol Koenig: Living
    4 Karen Koenig: Living
    4 Wayne Koenig: Living
    4 Joan Koenig: Living
    4 Corrine Koenig: Living
 
Alice Y. Hinz is the eldest daughter born to Richard and Eva Hinz.  On June 21, 1941 she married Pastor Lyle J. Koenig and they had five children.[23]
 
Rev. Lyle Koenig - husband of Alice Y. Hinz
Lyle J. Koenig was born in Westfield Township, Sauk County, Wisconsin, on September 18, 1913 to Ernest and Blanche (Schutz) Koenig.  Following his graduation from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1940, Pastor Koenig received a call from the Western Wisconsin Mission Board to canvass and conduct services in Mosinee, Wisconsin.  His ordination and installation at the new Immanuel Mission that resulted took place in May 1941.  Pastor Koenig married Alice Hinz on June 21, 1941.  In 1942 the same mission board called Pastor Koenig to southwestern Wausau, where Our Savior's Congregation was organized in September of that year.  In 1952 he accepted the call to Immanuel of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.  During his ministry there, he helped organize Our Savior's Congregation in the "Canadian Soo" and Our Savior's in Cedarville, served Kinross Air Force Base at Sault Ste. Marie, and conducted exploratory services at St. Ignace.  In 1957 he accepted the call to Bethany Lutheran Church in Appleton, Wisconsin.  The members of Bethany Congregation in Appleton arranged a special day of worship and fellowship on June 21, 1981, to commemorate 40 years in the ministry of their pastor, the Rev. Lyle Koenig.  The 40th wedding anniversary of Pastor and Mrs. Koenig was also observed.  His stay at Bethany lasted through his retirement in September of 1983.
 
In his retirement, he served as assistant Pastor at Martin Luther Ev. Lutheran Church in Neenah, Wisconsin for one year.  From 1986 until his death he served as Visitation Pastor for St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Appleton.  Throughout his ministry he served on numerous boards and committees; Wisconsin Ev. Lutheran Synod Evangelism Board, Northern Wisconsin District Evangelism Board, The Board of Regents at Fox Valley Lutheran High School, Chaplain for the Paperland District of the Lutheran Pioneers, and as National Chaplain for the Lutheran Pioneers.
 
Reverend Koenig died on Wednesday, May 17, 1995.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 20 at Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church in Appleton with the Rev. D. Craig Weber and Rev. Bruce McKinney officiating.  Interment followed at Highland Memorial Park in Appleton.[24]
 
4.3.5 Dawn Hinz (Generation 3)
2 Richard Hinz: 1885 - 1968
  +Eva Black: 1891 - 1969
  3 Dawn Hinz: Living
    +Ronald James Jones: 15 Jun 1928 - 2 Apr 1987
    4 James Durlin Jones: Living
    4 Ronda Kay Jones: Living
    4 Jacqueline Ann Jones: Living
 
Dawn Hinz is the second daughter that was born to Richard and Eva Hinz.  She married Ronald James Jones on Febraury 3, 1948 and they had three children.[25]
 
Ronald James Jones - husband of Dawn Hinz
Ronald James Jones was born on June 15, 1928 in Portage, Wisconsin to Howard and Lucille Jones.  He married Dawn Hinz on Febraury 3, 1948 in Dubuque, Iowa.  Ronald was employed for thirty-nine years at the Baraboo Asphalt Company.  He was active in the First Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and trustee, and was a member of the building committee.  Ronald died on Thursday, April 2, 1987 at St. Clare Hospital.  Funeral services were held on Monday, April 6 at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Carl Zwart officiating.  He was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo.[26]
 
4.3.6 Nola La Vonne Hinz (Generation 3)
2 Richard Hinz: 1885 - 1968
  +Eva Black: 1891 - 1969
  3 Nola La Vonne Hinz: Living
    +Roger Otis Pierce: Living
    4 Henry Hinz Pierce: Living
    4 Richard Roger Pierce: Living
    4 Darla Dayle Pierce: Living
    4 Donna Dawn Pierce: Living
    4 Paul Patrick Pierce: Living
 
Nola La Vonne Hinz is the youngest daughter that was born to Richard and Eva Hinz.  She married Roger Otis Pierce on June 24, 1950 and they had five children.[27]
 
Roger Otis Pierce - husband of Nola La Vonne Hinz
Roger Otis Pierce is the son of Walter Louis and Winifred (Watkins) Pierce.  He married Nola La Vonne Hinz on June 24, 1950.[28]
 
4.4 August Henry Hinz (Generation 2)
1 August R. Hinz: 1856 - 1933
  +Ernestine Herritz: 1862 - 1897
  2 August Henry Hinz: 19 Jan 1887 - 24 Apr 1962
    +Gertrude Mathilda Brillott: 20 Apr 1892 - 15 Aug 1962
    3 Garvin Peter Hintz: 1914 - 1991
    3 Laverne Louise Hinz: 1917 - 1934
    3 Clifford Leo Hinz: 1922 - 1998
    3 August Lawrence Hinz: Living
 
August Henry Hinz, the fourth child of August and Ernestine, was born in Wisconsin on January 19, 1887.  He was ten years old when his mother died.  In 1912 he married Gertrude Brillott.  They lived on their farm in Freedom, Wisconsin until around 1957 when they moved to the town of North Freedom.  August and Gertrude were members of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.  When he died on April 16, 1962, he was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Baraboo.[29]
 
Gertrude Mathilda Brillott - wife of August Henry Hinz
Gertrude Mathilda Brillott was a life-long resident of North Freedom, Wisconsin, born on April 20, 1892.  She was wed to August Henry Hinz on May 22, 1912 in Baraboo.  She was a mother to one daughter and three sons.  Despite declining health her death came unexpectedly as she was en-route to St. Mary's Ringling Hospital on August 15, 1962.  She was buried with August in St. Joseph's Cemetery.[30]
 
4.4.1 Garvin Peter Hinz (Generation 3)
2 August Henry Hinz: 1887 - 1962
  +Gertrude Mathilda Brillott: 1892 - 1962
  3 Garvin Peter Hinz: 7 Oct 1914 - 31 Aug 1991
    +Adeline Maurine Schara: Living
    4 Carol Mary Hinz: Living
    4 Ardith Ann Hinz: Living
    4 Audrey Theresa Hinz: Living
 
Garvin Peter Hinz was born on October 7, 1914.  He married Adeline Schara on Valentine’s Day in 1939 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baraboo.  He farmed in the township of Freedom for thirty-seven years until he retired in 1976.  Mr. and Mrs. Garvin Hinz celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 12, 1989 with an open house in the Rock Springs Community Hall.  Garvin died on August 31, 1991 and was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo, Wisconsin.[31]
 
Adeline Maurine Schara - wife of Garvin Peter Hinz
Adeline Maurine Schara married Garvin Peter Hinz on February 14, 1939 and they had three daughters.[32]
 
4.4.2 Laverne Louise Hinz (Generation 3)
2 August Henry Hinz: 1887 - 1962
  +Gertrude Mathilda Brillott: 1892 - 1962
  3 Laverne Louise Hinz: 22 Oct 1917 - 12 Jan 1934
 
Laverne Louise Hinz was born on October 22, 1917 in Freedom, Wisconsin.  She became seriously ill with a case of pneumonia in February of 1933 followed by serious complications.  Laverne suffered for almost a full year.  Despite vigilant and exhaustive care from family and physicians, she died peacefully on January 12, 1934, at the young age of sixteen.  Laverne was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Baraboo, Wisconsin.[33]
 
4.4.3 Clifford Leo Hinz (Generation 3)
2 August Henry Hinz: 1887 - 1962
  +Gertrude Mathilda Brillott: 1892 - 1962
  3 Clifford Leo Hinz: 22 Aug 1922 - 31 Jan 1998
    +Ruth Ann Spohnholz: 16 Sep 1920 - 28 July 1952
    4 Cheryl Ann Hinz: Living
    4 Jerry Hinz: Living
    +Grace Elizabeth Goodenough: 14 Jul 1923 - 6 Feb 2009
    4 Randy Martin Hinz: Living
    4 Richard Leo Hinz: Living
    4 Ronald James Hinz: Living
    4 Rory Hinz: Living
 
Clifford Leo Hinz was born on August 22, 1922 in Freedom Township.  He entered service in the U. S. Army on December 22, 1942 and went overseas in October of 1944.  A service note was published in the Baraboo News Republic on November 14, 1944 describing Cliff's deployment to southern France via a convoy.  His tour of duty in the European theater of operations lasted seventeen months, ending with an honorable discharge in the spring of 1946.
 
Clifford married Ruth Ann Spohnholz on October 18, 1947 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baraboo.  The ceremony was performed by Father Francis X. Gray and Cliff's brother Garvin Peter Hinz served as best man.  After the wedding, the couple lived in Baraboo where Cliff worked as a mechanic for Schwartz Implement.  He later worked as a mechanic for the Baraboo Public Works Department until his retirement in 1985.  The births of Cheryl Ann and Jerry were during this time.
 
After Ruth died in 1952, Clifford married Grace Elizabeth Goodenough and they had four sons; Randy, Richard, Ronald, and Rory.  Cliff was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baraboo.  He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion Post 26.  Clifford Leo Hinz died on Saturday, January 31, 1998 in St. Clare Hospital, Baraboo. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, February 3, 1999 with Father Orra Charles Schluter officiating.  Clifford was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery with full military honors.[34]
 
Ruth Ann Spohnholz - wife of Clifford Leo Hinz
Ruth Ann Spohnholz was born in Wisconsin on September 16, 1920 to Emil and Emma Spohnholz.  She appears in the 1930 and 1940 census living with her family.  Ruth married Clifford Leo Hinz on October 18, 1947 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baraboo and they had a daughter, Cheryl Ann, and a son, Jerry Hinz.  Ruth died prematurely in a hospital in Madison, Wisconsin on Monday, July 28, 1952.  She was only thirty-two years old.  Funeral services for Ruth were held on the following Thursday at the McGann-Hanson Funeral Home and at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Msgr. Francis X. Gray officiating.  Ruth was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Baraboo.  Serving as pallbearers were; Harley Krey, Carl Mielke, Herbert Harder, Robert Gaffert, Clarence Miller, and Wilbert Harms.[35]
 
Grace Elizabeth Goodenough - second wife of Clifford Leo Hinz
Grace Elizabeth Goodenough was born on July 14, 1923 in Menomonee township (Waukesha County) to Verne and Mildred (Ellisson) Goodenough, Sr.  She married Clifford Leo Hinz in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baraboo on May 16, 1953.  Grace was employed as a switchboard operator for the Telephone Company in the late 1940s and later worked at the Industrial Coils Plant in Baraboo.  She enjoyed visiting rummage sales and auctions, as well as painting ceramics.  Grace was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella.  She died on Friday, February 5, 2009 and was buried with Clifford in St. Joseph's Cemetery.[36]
 
4.4.4 August Lawrence Hinz (Generation 3)
2 August Henry Hinz: 1887 - 1962
  +Gertrude Mathilda Brillott: 1892 - 1962
  3 August Lawrence Hinz: Living
    +Shirley Ann Gross: Living
    4 Daniel Gene Hinz: Living
    4 Kevin Philip Hinz: Living
    4 Brian Gerard Hinz: 2 May 1960 - 23 Aug 2012
    4 David August Hinz: Living
    4 Paul Joseph Hinz: 10 Dec 1963 - 15 May 2002
    4 Sheila Ann Hinz: Living
 
August Lawrence Hinz is the youngest son born to August Henry and Gertrude (Brillott) Hinz.  He married Shirley Ann Gross in Reedsburg, Wisconsin on September 12, 1953.  August is the last known living member of the third generation of the family descended from Friedrich and Christine Charlotte Hinz with the last name 'Hinz'.[37]
 
Shirley Ann Gross - wife of August Lawrence Hinz
Shirley Ann Gross is the wife of August Lawrence Hinz.  She married August Lawrence Hinz in Reedsburg, Wisconsin on September 12, 1953 and they had six children.[38]
 
4.5 Anna Hinz (Generation 2)
1 August R. Hinz: 1856 - 1933
  +Ernestine Herritz: 1862 - 1897
  2 Anna Hinz: 7 Feb 1889 - 1 Jun 1977
    +Louis J. Longrie: 17 May 1884 - 2 Nov 1959
    3 June Daye Longrie: 1925 - 2000
 
Anna Hinz was born on February 7, 1889 in North Freedom, Wisconsin.  She married Louis J. Longrie on September 25, 1912.  They were parents to June Daye Longrie.  Anna was very active for many years with the Red Cross Bloodmobile program.  She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Plymouth.  Anna died on June 1, 1977 and was buried with Louis in Woodlawn Cemetery.[39]
 
Louis J. Longrie - husband of Anna Hinz
Louis J Longrie was born on May 17, 1884 in Iron River, Michigan.  He married Anna Hinz on September 25, 1912.  Louis was a barber in the Sheboygan area for more than forty years.  He also operated a radio repair shop.  Louis died on Nov 2, 1959 in Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for about a month.  Funeral services were held on November 3rd at the Wittkopp Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Rev. Edward Ziegler of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church officiating.  He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Plymouth, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.  William Bubb, Cecil Mabson, Bernard Tobin, Elton Bubb, Leonard Walcott, and Gustav Kassebaum served as pallbearers.[40]
 
4.5.1 June Daye Longrie (Generation 3)
2 Anna Hinz: 1889 - 1977
  +Louis J. Longrie: 1884 - 1959
  3 June Daye Longrie: 22 Jun 1925 - 16 Nov 2000
    +Walter J.J. Vollrath, Jr.: 26 Dec 1918 - 16 Aug 2006
    4 Dr. Victoria A. Vollrath: Living
    4 Virginia Mary Vollrath: Living
    4 Walter Vollrath III: Living
 
June Daye Longrie was born on June 22, 1925 to Louis and Anna (Hinz) Longrie in Plymouth, Wisconsin.  She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1943 as the valedictorian of her class.  June worked as a securities trader at Heronymus Investment Company in Sheboygan.  On November 29, 1947 she married Walter Vollrath in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Plymouth.  They had two daughters and a son.  She served as girl scout leader, den mother, and choir mother for her children.  She helped organize the Friends of the Arts of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.  June was a member of the First Congregational Church, UCC and the Deborah Circle.  She also personally presented the Walter and June Vollrath Scholorships to students at twelve Sheboygan County high schools until her death.  June died on November 16, 2000.  A private family burial followed visitation at the First Congregational Church, UCC in Sheboygan.[41]
 
Walter Vollrath - husband of June Daye Longrie
Walter J.J. Vollrath, Jr. was born on December 26, 1918 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to Florence (Rietow) and Walter J.J. Vollrath.  He graduated from Lincoln Elementary School in 1931, Sheboygan High School in 1935 and the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1939 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and where he was a member of the DKE fraternity.  After graduation, Walter served in the US Navy form 1940 to 1946 on three destroyers: USS Forrest (DD461), USS Harding (DD625) and the USS Mugford (DD389).  During his Navy career, Walter participated in the invasions of North Africa, Normandy, Southern France and Okinawa.  He was released from active duty in early 1946 with the rank of Lt. Commander USNR.  The Navy remained a great source of pride and Walter held it in great respect.  The American flag and all it stood for was of utmost importance to him and he flew a flag daily at both his residences. 

Walter was married on November 29, 1947 to June Longrie of Plymouth, Wisconsin and they had three children.  He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Polar Ware Company, Sheboygan, Wisconsin from 1964 to 1984 and C.E.O. of Polar Stainless Products, Inc. of Searcy, Arkansas from 1965 to 1986.  Walter was responsible for the planning and building of the Polar Stainless Products manufacturing plant which grew to be one of the largest manufacturers of stainless steel sinks in the US. 

Walter was active in the community having served on fund raising committees for the John Michael Kohler Art Center and the Y.M.C.A.  He was a Boy Scout leader and a trustee at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum.  Walter was a member of the First Congregational Church of Sheboygan and served as its moderator for two years during the construction of the present church on Bluff Avenue.  Even though he was a lifetime member of the church, which he loved dearly, he was bitterly opposed to the political policies of the general synod of the United Church of Christ.  Walter belonged to the Masons, the Elks and the Sheboygan Yacht Club.  He supported numerous local charities such as the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the Red Cross, the YMCA, the Boy Scouts, the University of Wisconsin, the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts, Camp Y-Koda, the Bookworm Gardens, and the Wisconsin Maritime Museum.  Walter established the Walter and June Vollrath Fund which awards a scholarship to a graduate from every Sheboygan County high school with two recipients from North and South High School.  It has provided scholarships to over 210 students through the years. 

Walter loved hunting and fishing and took many trips to northern Wisconsin, Minnesota, Mexico, Alaska, and Canada with his life long friends.  These trips resulted in many humorous stories which he loved to share to the delight of family and friends.  His passions in life were the US Navy, flying and the Wisconsin Badger athletic teams, with the football team holding a special place in his heart.  One of his favorite places was in the skies in his own plane going anywhere.  He used his plane for pleasure and business completing countless trips to the plant in Searcy, Arkansas.  During his flying career he covered most of North America touching base from Alaska to Baja.  Walter spent every one of his summers at Elkhart Lake.  He loved being at the cottage and could be found almost every morning and evening taking his swim.  He loved not only the lake but the camaraderie with family and friends who walked the path or swam or boated past his cottage and pier.  He was always ready with a smile and a chat.  His favorite place to watch the sunset was a December evening, at his cottage while the sun set over the outlet.  His love of Elkhart Lake is evidenced by his gift to the community of the June Vollrath Park and his help in the reconstruction of the tennis courts.  Walter died on August 16, 2006.[42]
 
4.6 Edward Frederick Hinz (Generation 2)
1 August R. Hinz: 1856 - 1933
  +Ernestine Herritz: 1862 - 1897
  2 Edward Frederick Hinz: 4 Jan 1892 - 14 May 1961
    +Ella Pauline Driefke: 21 Aug 1894 - 19 Dec 1995
    3 Adeline Hinz: 1916 - 2003
    3 Pearl Hinz: 1919 - 1951
    3 Edward Arthur Hinz: 1928 - 2007
 
Edward Frederick Hinz was born at home to August and Ernestine (Herritz) Hinz on January 4, 1892 in Freedom Township.  He was baptized at the Zion Lutheran Church on March 27, 1892 and confirmed on April 8, 1906.  On September 16, 1916 he married Ella Pauline Driefke in the church in Ableman (Rock Springs), Wisconsin.  Edward was a lifelong farmer in the Freedom area.  He was also a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran Church.  Edward died suddenly on Sunday, May 14, 1961 and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom, Wisconsin.[43]
 
Ella Pauline Driefke - wife of Edward Frederick Hinz
Ella Pauline Driefke was born on August 21, 1894 in Ableman, Wisconsin to Fred and Minnie (Bittrich) Dreifke.  She married Edward Frederick Hinz on September 16, 1916 and they had two daughters, Adeline and Pearl, and a son, Edward Arthur Hinz.  Ella attended St. John's Lutheran Church in Ableman (Rock Springs).  She was also a member of the School Board at Green Valley School, as well as the birthday club.  After Edward died, she moved to Baraboo (age 65).  At age ninety, she moved to Reedsburg.  An open house was held at the Edward Snyder Nursing Home in Reedsburg to celebrate her 100th birthday.  An article appearing in the Reedsburg Times Press on September 1, 1994 quoted Ella as saying, "The two biggest changes in the last one hundred years; electricity and cars."  Her 100th birthday was also announced on national television's "The Today Show." [*]
 
Ella died on December 19, 1995 at the nursing home in Reedsburg.  She was age one hundred and one years old.  Funeral services were held on Friday, December 22, 1995 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Rock Springs with the Rev. Paul Schroeder officiating.  Ella was buried with her husband in Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom.[44]
 
4.6.1 Adeline Hinz (Generation 3)
2 Edward Frederick Hinz: 1892 - 1961
  +Ella Pauline Driefke: 1894 - 1995
  3 Adeline Hinz: 30 Oct 1916 - 4 July 2003
    +Homer D Thomas: 17 Dec 1917 - 12 Nov 1983
    4 Nancy Ellen Thomas: Living
    4 Richard David Thomas: Living
    4 Stuart Sam Thomas: Living
 
Adeline Hinz was born on October 30, 1916 in Freedom Township, Sauk County, Wisconsin.  She married Homer D. Thomas on November 16, 1940 in Ableman (Rock Springs) and they raised three children.  Adeline was employed by General Casualty Insurance from 1960 until her retirement in 1981.  She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Middleton, Wisconsin.  Adeline enjoyed reading, word puzzles, and cross-stitching, but most of all, cherished the time spent with her family and close friends.  Adeline died on July 4, 2003 and was buried with her husband in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery.[45]
 
Homer D. Thomas - husband of Adeline Hinz
Homer D. Thomas was born to Ellsworth and Bessie (Eastman) Thomas on December 17, 1917 in West Lima, Wisconsin.  He attended Baraboo High School, but graduated from Portage High School in 1935.  Homer married Adeline Hinz on November 16, 1940 in Ableman at the Lutheran Parsonage with the Rev. Phillip Lehman officiating.  He later served in the United States Army from June 1942 until December 1945.  Homer was employed as a supervisor at the University of Wisconsin for twenty-four years before retiring in 1981.  He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Middleton, Wisconsin.  He died on Saturday, November 12, 1983 while undergoing heart surgery in a Milwaukee hospital.  He was buried in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery in Madison, Wisconsin.[46]
 
4.6.2 Pearl Hinz (Generation 3)
2 Edward Frederick Hinz: 1892 - 1961
  +Ella Pauline Driefke: 1894 - 1995
  3 Pearl Hinz: 8 Feb 1919 - 26 Mar 1951
    Carl Gottlieb Rohde: 8 Jul 1917 - 18 Jan 1995
    4 Barbara Ann Rohde: Living
    4 William Carl Rohde: Living
    4 Janice Rohde: Living
    4 Donald Rohde: Living
 
Pearl was born to Edward and Ella Hinz on February 8, 1919.  She married Carl Gottlieb Rohde on December 17, 1938 in the Lutheran Church in Ableman (Rock Springs).  They had two sons and two daughters.  After their wedding, Pearl worked for the Sauk County Agricultural Conservation Association Office in Baraboo.  In 1950, the family moved to Lake Mills, Wisconsin.  Pearl died suddenly on Monday, March 26, 1951 at Hustiford Hospital.  She was thirty-two years old.  Pearl's funeral was held on Wednesday, March 28, 1951 at the Scheible Funeral Home and St. John's Lutheran Church in Baraboo with the Rev. Herbert C. Kirchner officiating.  Pallbearers were Kermit and Wilbur Hinz, Harold Kowalke, Clarence Driefke, and Edward and Arthur Schwartz.  Pearl was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo.[47]
 
Carl Gottlieb Rohde - husband of Pearl Hinz
Carl Gottlieb Rohde was born on July 8, 1917 in Dellona Township, Sauk County to William Carl and Lizzie (Zimmerman) Rohde.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Baraboo.  Carl married Pearl Hinz on December 17, 1938 at the Lutheran Church in Ableman (Rock Springs).  The couple lived in Ableman until 1950, bearing four children while living there.  In that time, Carl; worked as a butcher, managed the Rock Springs Co-op, Farmed near Baraboo, and worked in a quarry.  During World War II, he was Sauk County's first motorcycle officer.  In early 1950, Carl bought a hardware store in Lake Mills, Wisconsin.  He moved the family there so he could operate the business.
 
After Pearl died in 1951 Carl married Mae (Krueger) Woelffer.  He ran the hardware store for a number of years, then became a bus driver for the Badger Bus Company in Madison.  Next Carl operated Rohde's Auto Service which included a foreign car dealership in Green Lake, Wisconsin.  He later held a Texaco bulk route in Green Lake.  After moving to Fox Lake, Carl worked at the Green Giant Farm Shop in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.  There, he rose to the position of shop supervisor.  He retired from that position in 1980.  In retirement, Carl worked at the Dell View Golf Course.  Mae died on October 1, 1985.  In October of 1986 Carl married Lucille (Schutz) Schmidt and they resided in Sarasota, Florida.
 
Carl died on Wednesday, January 18, 1995 at his home in Sarasota.  Funeral services were held on the following Monday at the Redlin Funeral Home and St. John's Lutheran Church in Baraboo with Pastor Myron Schwanke officiating.  Carl was then buried with Pearl and Mae in Walnut Hill Cemetery.[48]
 
4.6.3 Edward Arthur Hinz (Generation 3)
2 Edward Frederick Hinz: 1892 - 1961
  +Ella Pauline Driefke: 1894 - 1995
  3 Edward Arthur Hinz: 6 Jul 1928 - 15 Jun 2007
    +Janice Lorena Von Wald: Living
    4 Dennis Hinz: Living
    4 Kenneth Hinz: Living
    4 Gerald Peter Hinz: Living
    4 Terry Hinz: Living
 
Edward Arthur Hinz, the youngest son of Edward and Ella (Dreifke) Hinz, was born on July 6, 1928 in Freedom Township.  He attended and graduated from Reedsburg High School.  In November of 1946, Edward was honored at the Wisconsin Council of Agriculture's Co-Operative Conference in Madison as the winner of the Future Farmers Public Speaking Contest.  He married Janice Lorena Von Wald on August 6, 1949 and they raised four children.  After the wedding, Edward worked the farm of his parents in Rock Springs.  Edward served eighteen years on the Reedsburg School Board, resigning at the end of 1983.  At the time of his resignation, he stated that he would be spending the next several months in the Phoenix, Arizona area.  Edward died on Friday, June 15, 2007 at his home in Reedsburg.  Funeral services were held at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Springs on the following Wednesday with the Rev. Paul Schroeder officiating.  Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom.[49]
 
Janice Lorena Von Wald - wife of Edward Arthur Hinz
Janice Lorena Von Wald married Edward Arthur Hinz on August 6, 1949 and they had four children.[50]
 
4.7 Emma Hinz (Generation 2)
1 August R. Hinz: 1856 - 1933
  +Ernestine Herritz: 1862 - 1897
  2 Emma Bertha Hinz: 20 Jun 1897 - 30 Oct 1897
 
Emma’s mother, Ernestine, died of heart failure due to complications from giving birth to Emma on June 20, 1897.  Emma was baptized on July 2, 1897 but died on October 30, 1897, age four months, ten days.  She was buried with her recently departed mother at the Zion Lutheran Stone Church Cemetery in Westfield Township, Sauk County, Wisconsin on November 1st.[51]
 
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