MIELKE FAMILY TREE
Paul Mielke and Susanna H. (Roggenbuck) Mielke were the first
of our family to immigrate from Flötenstein, Germany. They came aboard the SS AMERICA, in 1892,
and landed in Baltimore on 2/25/1892.
of the parish records in Flötenstein, Germany were destroyed
during WWII, so researching
this family has taken me more than 25 years. I have not been able to determine
(for certain) where Johann Paul Mielke was born, however records prove that he married
Susanna H. Roggenbuck and had 2 sons in Flötenstein.
Today, Flötenstein is in Poland and is called Koczala (Miastko),
it is 71 miles south west of Gdańsk Poland
Information printed in RED is new
In America, Elizabeth Butzke was
known as "Lizzie Mielke" and her sister, Maria Franziska Butzke was known
as Marie Frances Mielke.
died on 26 Apr 1915 in .NASSAU, MINNESOTA She was buried in the Catholic
Cemetery in NNASSAU, MINNESOTA
Her daughter, Elizabeth "Lizzie", is buried next to her. Obituary found in Bellingham Times 4/29/1915 page
8, states that she "dropped dead while
preparing supper" and hadn't been previously ill. The
obituary states she was born in Germany 8/9/1847 and was 67
years 8 months and 15 days old at the time of
her death. She came to Bellingham, Minnesota in 1892 and
lived there for 16 years, then moved
to Nassau, Minnesota.
Johann Paul "John" Mielke died 8/8/1934 in Hardin, Montana; cause of death was endocarditis and acute nephritis.
John Paul and Susanna Mielke raised the following children:
1. Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Butzke) Mielke was born on 20 Jun 1876 in Flötenstein, Germany (biological father Ferdinand Butzke). She died of liver cancer on 1 Aug 1912. "Lizzie" married James Franklin Hollarn 1/8/1906 in Ambrose, North Dakota. They had 3 sons:
James Franklin Hollarn b. 1907-1998
George Stanislaus "Stanley" Hollarn b.1909-2001
Leon Hollarn* b. 2/9/1911 1911-1999
Franziska "Marie Francis" (Butzke)
Mielke was born on 9/23/1883 in Flötenstein,
Germany. Her biological father was Ferdinand
Butzke. Marie married Otto Theodore Fraasch
(1882-1958). They had 4 daughters:
Elsie Irene Fraasch b. 1906-1987
Marian Agnes Fraasch b.1910-1994
Ada Florence Fraasch b.1916-1996
Baby Girl Fraasch b.1918-1918
3. Franz "Frank" Paul Mielke was born on 25 Sep 1886 in Flötenstein, Germany. He died on 6 Mar 1962 in Hardin, Montana. Frank married Susie Lena Baker in Correll, Minnesota on 11/26/1908. They had 6 children:
Lucille Veloia "Dolly" Mielke 1910-2005
John Clifford Mielke 1912-1989
Richard Lyle Mielke 1914-1981
Avys Lois Mielke 1915-1987
Robert Wilbur "Bobby" Mielke 1925-1940
Susalyn Mielke 1929-1929
Frank Paul Mielke's obituary appeared in the Billings
Mielke, 76, Dies in Hardin
"Frank P. Mielke, 76, former railroad employee and contractor, died at 1 PM Monday in his Hardin, Home. Mr. Mielke was born 9/22/1885 in Germany. His family came to Bellingham, Minnesota, when he was 6. He worked in South Dakota during construction of the Milwaukee Railroad and settled in Bowman County. In 1907, he homesteaded near Marmarth, North Dakota.
Suzie Lena Baker November 26, 1908 in Correll, Minnesota. Mr. Mielke did
contract carpenter and construction work until he came to Hardin in May
of 1920. He was forman when the WPA built the Big Horn County courthouse
and he built many homes, churches and buildings before retiring in 1955.
Mr. Mielke, besides his widow, are two sons, John Mielke of Anchorage, Alaska
and Richard Mielke of Hardin; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Yale of Hollywood
and Mrs. Earl Marsh of Hardin and 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM
Thursday from the First Congregational Church. Burial will be in the Hardin-Fairview
"Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Lena Mielke, 83,
of Hardin were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Congregational
Church. Mrs. Mielke died Wednesday March 8, at a Hardin home. She was born 4/18/1889 at Correll, Big Stone County, Minnesota, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Clephane Baker. She married Frank P. Mielke November 26, 1908; after their marriage they homesteaded near Marmarth, North Dakota, later moving into the town. In May of 1920, the couple came to Hardin (Montana) where Mr. Mielke worked in the construction business. Mr. Mielke died in March 1962 at Hardin. Survivors include 2 sons, Richard of Hardin and John of Anchorage, Alaska; 2 daughters, Mrs. Earle (Dolly) Marsh of Hardin and Mrs. Robert Yale of Hollywood California, 1 brother, Ray baker of Vancouver, Washington; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren." Published 3/16/1972 Billings Gazette.
John Albert "Jack" Mielke was born on 10/23/1890 in Flötenstein, Germany.
He was a World War I veteran and City Manager of
Morris, Minnesota for 27 years. He was the conductor of the Morris Municipal
Band for many years and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He married
Gertrude Caroline Kiesel, daughter of Louis Kiesel and Lena Zibold on
1/8/1924 in Edina Minnesota. They had no children. "Jack" died 12/20/1957
and Gertrude died 6/28/1966.
Frank Paul Mielke and Susie
Lena (Baker) Mielke had 6 children:
1. Lucille Veloia "Dolly" Mielke b. 2/8/1910
in Marmarth, Slope County, North Dakota. She married Earl Everett Marsh
on 5/5/1928. Earl was born near Darlington, Missouri. Earl and Dolly
had no children.
"Dolly" (Mielke) and Earl Marsh 1928
Obituary: Billings Gazette 6/13/1983 "....Born near Darlington, Missouri,
he came to Sheridan, Wyoming when he was 18 and worked on the Eaton Brothers
Dude Ranch, X4 Ranch and Spear O Ranch in Montana before coming to Hardin,
Montana in 1924. On 5/5/1928 he married Lucille "Dolly" Mielke in Billings.
Survivors include his wife; a sister, Mrs. Vern Buchanan of Boulder,
Colorado; a brother Raymond of Gunnison, Colorado; nieces and nephews.
John Clifford Mielke 1912-1989
John Clifford Mielke, born 6/23/1912 in Marmarth, North Dakota.
He married Margaret Alice Gustafson on 8/8/1937 in Bozeman, Montana. Margaret
was the daughter of William Ferdinand Gustafson 1885-1933 and Alice Almeda
4. Avys Lois (Loyce) Mielke born
on 21 Oct 1915 in Marmarth, North Dakota. On 6/25/1938, she married
Robert Wilson Yale. They had 1 daughter, Valerie Ann Yale on 12/25/1948.
Robert Wilbur "Bobby" Mielke
Wilbur "Bobby" Mielke born 1/9/1925 in Hardin, Montana. He died on 9/15/1940
when he fell from the back of a moving truck and struck his head on
a metal object that was on the ground.
6. Susalynn Mielke born and died on 8/8/1929 in
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