Rev. 16 April 2010, Gen. 896

 

DESCENDANTS OF JOHN GREVE AND RANDENA VENDEN

OF NORWAY & DANE CO., WI

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

John Greve (1) was born in 1883 in Norway, and died in 1958.  He immigrated to the U.S. in 1902, and was naturalized in 1910.  He married Randena (“Dena”) Venden, daughter of Martin Venden and Olijanna Solberg.  Both her parents were born in Norway.  She was born in 1888 in WI, and died in 1965.  They were both buried in Vermont Lutheran Church Cem.  They were in the 1920 census for Sun Prairie Twp., Dane Co., WI.  They were in the 1930 census for Vermont Twp., Dane Co., WI, listed as Greve.  He was a cheesemaker.  All their children were born in WI.  (R‑1)

Children – Greve

+2. Olive M. Greve, b.c. 1908, m. Peter Meland, c. 1928

+3. Gunhild Greve, b.c. 1911, m(1) Anton Sutter, m(2) Walter Lappley.

+4. Agnes Greve, b.c. 1913, m. Glen Erbe.

+5. Marshall Greve, b. 1915, m. Ruth Beat.

+6. Jergen Greve, b. 1918, m. Valerie Kahl.

+7. John Greve, b. 1918, m. Betty Bakken.

+8. Esther M. Greve, b.c. 1922, m. Verville Worrell.

+9. Russell Greve, b.c. 1924, m. Fran Gent.

  10.  Robert James Greve, probably b.c. 1926.  Not in 1930 census.

+11.  Jean M. Greve, b.c. 1928, m. Bernard Trainor.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN GREVE (1) AND RANDENA VENDEN

Olive M. Greve (2) was born about 1908 in WI.  She married Peter C. Meland about 1928.  He was born in 1905 in WI, and died in 1970.  They were in the 1930 census for Bristol Twp., Dane Co., WI.  He was a farmer.  (R‑1)

Children – Meland

  12.  Marius G. Meland, b. 1928 (WI).

+13.  Naymen Meland, m. Cleo Kluth.

+14.  Peter Meland, Jr., m. Marjorie Kluth.

+15.  Norman Meland, m. Elsie Meade.

 

Gunhild Greve (3) was born about 1911 in WI.  She first married Anton Sutter.  He was born in 1910 and died 25 July 1940.  She married second Walter Lappley.  He died 20 March 1981.  Gunhild was listed as a lodger in the household of Joan Jenson in the 1930 census in Madison, Dane Co., WI.

Anton Sutter drowned in Lake Monona in a boating accident, as reported in the following newspaper article.

Wisconsin State Journal, Friday, 26 July, 1940

 

Two Boys Prove Heroes

 

Man Drowns, 3 Saved as Boat Capsizes

 

Anton Sutter, 30, Pine Bluff cheesemaker and special Dane county sheriff's deputy, drowned and his wife and two companions were saved when the outboard motor boat in which the four were riding capsized 400 feet off Hoboken Beach in Lake Monona at 6 p. m. Thursday.

 

Sutter's death was the fifth drowning in Madison's four lakes since June 30.

 

Mrs. Sutter, Patrick Powers, 35, Hoboken Beach, and Mrs. Powers were rescued by Jerome Jordan, 15, and Fred Statz, 15, both of Hoboken Beach, in one boat, and by Leonard Johnson, 302 Forest St.,  Robert Reque, Hoboken Beach, and Joe Gotzion, 423 Powers Ave., in a second boat.

 

Johnson, who is chauffeur for Pres. C. A. Dykstra of the University of Wisconsin, said Jordan and Statz were first to reach the overturned craft.  Both youths plunged into the water and held up Powers and the struggling women until Johnson and his companions arrived.

 

Police Inspector Leo J. Kinney, who witnessed the accident, said the Powers boat left the pier in front of the Powers cottage only a few minutes before the fatal capsizing.  The 32 - horsepower craft tipped over after making two sharp turns at top speed, Kinney reported.

 

Johnson said he and Reque were fishing when they saw the accident.  The pair hastily rowed to shore, attached Johnson's outboard motor, and sped back out into the lake.  Jordan and Statz were trying to keep the survivors afloat.

 

"Save the women first!" Powers shouted.

 

Statz went to aid the women, who were wearing life preservers, and Jordan struggled to save the  210-pound Powers, who had lost his grip on the slippery hull.

 

Just as the Johnson boat reached the scene, Powers shouted:  "I can't make it any longer."

 

Johnson and the others managed to pull the three survivors into their boat.  Once on shore, Powers, delirious, had to be strapped into a county ambulance before being taken to Wisconsin General hospital, where officials today reported he is "fine."

 

Mrs. Sutter and Mrs. Powers told Sheriff Edward A. Fischer Sutter was sitting on the deck of the motor boat when it capsized.  Indications, Fischer said, pointed to Sutter's having been struck on the head when the craft overturned, for he apparently had sunk immediately and without struggle.

 

Powers, Fischer said, dived several times for Sutter immediately after he sank, but soon was forced by exhaustion to cling to the boat's bottom.

 

Three hours after the drowning, County Sgt. O. F. Larson and Roland Runge found Sutter's body in 12 feet of water.  Others participating in the dragging were Ray Case, town of Monona officer, Fischer, and Undersheriff Elmer Ottum.

 

Mr. Sutter's survivors are the widow, Dunhille;  two sons, Robert and Donald, at home;  his mother, Mrs. Martha Sutter, East Bristol, and three sisters, Mrs. Emil Hauser and Mrs. Adelbert Mautz, both of East Bristol, and Mrs. Edwin Gmeinder, Marshall.

 

Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a. m. Monday in the Coyle funeral home, Cross Plains, and at 9 in St. Mary's church, Pine Bluff, with the Rev. Alex Zuern officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery, Pine Bluff.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children – Sutter

+16.  Robert Sutter, m. Joanne Kalscheur.

+17.  Donald Sutter, m. Marilyn Mackesey.

 

Agnes Greve (4) was born about 1913 in WI.  She married Glen Erbe.  (R‑1)

Children – Erbe

+18.  Frederick Erbe, m. Donna Dodge.

+19.  Joann Erbe, m. William Carden.

+20.  James Erbe, m(1) Nadine Wilson, m(2) Chris Holden.

 

Marshall Greve (5) was born in 1915 in WI.  He married Ruth Beat.  (R‑1)

Children – Greve

  21.  Gary Greve, m. Ann Krohn.

+22.  Bruce Greve, m. Marilyn Freeman.

 

Jergen Greve (6) was born in 1918 in WI.  He married Valerie Kahl.  (R‑1)

Children – Greve

  23.  Alan Greve

+24.  Cheryl Greve, m. Terry Swingen.

  25.  Faye Greve, m. David Lorenz.

 

John Greve (7) was born in 1918 in WI.  He married Betty Bakken.  (R‑1)

Children – Greve

+26.  Janet Greve, m. Douglas Nesheim.

 

Esther M. Greve (8) was born about 1922 in WI.  She married Verville Worrell.  (R‑1)

Children – Worrell

+27.  Patricia Worrell, m. David Moore.

+28.  Nancy Worrell, m(1) John Allen, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Harrington.

+29.  Michael Worrell, m. Sandra Georgeson.

 

Russell Greve (9) was born about 1924 in WI.  He married Fran Gent.  She was born in 1923 and died about 1990.  (R‑1)

Children – Greve

+30.  Susan Greve, m. Tom Speth.

  31.  Steven Greve

  32.  Elizabeth Greve

 

Jean M. Greve (11) was born about 1928 in WI.  She married Bernard Trainor.  (R‑1)

Children – Trainor

  33.  Vikki Trainor, m. Steve Willson.

  34.  Terri Trainor, m. Stephen Sutter.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF OLIVE M. GREVE (2) AND PETER MELAND

Naymen Meland (13) married Cleo Kluth.  (R‑1)

Children – Meland

+35.  Debra, Meland

  36.  Don Meland

 

Peter Meland, Jr. (14) married Marjorie Kluth.  (R‑1)

Children – Meland

  37.  DeAnne Meland

  38.  Marie Meland

 

Norman Meland (15) married Elsie Meade.  (R‑1)

Children – Meland

  39.  Tracy Meland

  40.  Todd Meland

  41.  Norman Meland, Jr.

  42.  Tege Meland

 

CHILDREN OF GUNHILD GREVE (3) AND ANTON SUTTER

Robert Sutter (16) married Joanne Kalscheur.  (R‑1)

Children – Sutter

  43.  Richard Sutter, m. Christina Tolkson.

  44.  Randy Sutter, b. 1954, d. in infancy.

  45.  Lonnie Sutter

 

Donald Sutter (17) married Marilyn Mackesey.  (R-1)

Children – Sutter

  46.  Julie Sutter

  47.  Susan Sutter

  48.  Sandra Sutter

 

CHILDREN OF AGNES GREVE (4) AND GLEN ERBE

Frederick Erbe (18) married Donna Dodge.  (R‑1)

Children – Erbe

  49.  Diane Erbe

  50.  Debra Erbe

  51.  Beth Ann Erbe

  52.  William Erbe

 

Joann Erbe (19) married William Carden.  (R‑1)

Children – Carden

  53.  Brian Carden

  54.  Bradley Carden

  55.  Jason Carden

 

James Erbe (20) first married Nadine Wilson.  He married second Chris Holden.  (R‑1)

Children – Erbe, by Nadine Wilson

  56.  Steven Erbe

 

CHILDREN OF MARSHALL GREVE (5) AND RUTH BEAT

Bruce Greve (22) married Marilyn Freeman.  (R‑1)

Children – Greve

  57.  Brenda Greve

  58.  Brian Greve

 

CHILDREN OF JERGEN GREVE (6) AND VALERIE KAHL

Cheryl Greve (24) married Terry Swingen.  (R‑1)

Children – Swingen

  59.  Stephanie Swingen

  60.  Meredith Swingen

  61.  Melissa Swingen

 

CHILDREN OF JOHN GREVE (7) AND BETTY BAKKEN

Janet Greve (26) married Douglas Nesheim.  (R‑1)

Children – Nesheim

  62.  Todd Nesheim

  63.  Ross Nesheim

 

CHILDREN OF ESTHER M. GREVE (8) AND VERVILLE WORRELL

Patricia Worrell (27) married David Moore.  (R‑1)

Children – Moore

  64.  Cindy Lynn Moore

  65.  Terri Ann Moore

  66.  Stacy Jo Moore

  67.  Mitchell Moore

 

Nancy Worrell (28) first married John Allen.  She married second ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Harrington.  (R‑1)

Children - Allen

  68.  Jason Allen

Children –Harrington

  69.  Randy Harrington

  70.  Shawn Harrington

 

Michael Worrell (29) married Sandra Georgeson.  (R‑1)

Children – Worrell

  71.  Thomas Kippert

  72.  Richard Kippert

  73.  Michelle Worrell

  74.  Michael Worrell

 

CHILDREN OF RUSSELL GREVE (9) AND FRAN GENT

Susan Greve (30) married Tom Speth.  (R‑1)

Children – Speth

  75.  Robert Speth

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF NAYMEN MELAND (13) AND CLEO KLUTH

Debra Meland (35) probably never married.  (R‑1)

Children – Meland

  76.  James Meland

 

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