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Gustave Bretzke Family

Born: Sep 10, 1874
Kimball, MN
Died: Feb 15, 1911
Kimball. MN

Lillian Grace Smith
Born: Aug 27, 1880
Alden, MN
Died: Jan 13, 1968
Dell Rapids, SD
buried in Wilmot, SD

Children of Lillian Grace Smith (Bretzke - Brown)
back row: Lucille, Fannie, and Lela
front row: Hazel and Ralph

Hazel (Bretzke) Roth
Fannie Mae (Bretzke) Ehrmann
Lucille (Bretzke) Aasalnd
Ralph Gustave Bretzke


Ancestors of Gus

Wilhelm Bretzke 1846
Mathilda Schmidt 1851

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Ernst Friederick Bretzke 1822
Charlotte Miller 1825

Great Grandparents:
Johann Bretzke
Dorothea Louise Hellern

Great Great Grandparents:
Wilhelm Bretzke 1761
Henrietta Ladewich


Children of Gus

Hazel Bretzke

Born: April 22, 1901
Wilmot, SD
Died: Jan 17, 1987
Aberdeen, SD
Married on Jul 13, 1929 in Watertown, SD

Henry Lawrence Roth
Born: Apr 9, 1896
Milbank, SD
Died: Jul 19, 1972
Aberdeen, SD
 WWI vet and farmer near Aberdeen, SD

One adopted child:
Thomas Ralph Roth 1947



Fannie Mae Bretzke

Born: Aug 2, 1902
Wilmot, SD
Died: Jun 2004

Albert Ehrmann
Born: 1900
Died: 1984 Aberdeen, SD

Shirley Ehrmann
Born: 1930
Aberdeen, SD
Husband: Rich Christianson
now living in Luverne, MN.  
Children;  Rebecca, Cynthia, David, and Rick.

Barbara Ehrmann
Born: 1940
Aberdeen, SD
Husband: Rich McNellis
now living in Bountiful, UT.  
Children:  Jill and Stacey



Lucille Bretzke

Born: Jun 28, 1910
Wilmot, SD
Died: Jan 1997
Wilmot, SD

Joseph Aasland

Delton Aasland
Born: Jan 31, 1936
Died: May 1998
Yankton, SD
Wife: Sara Danforth
Two children: Eric Aasland and wife Kim
Joseph D. Aasland and wife Betsy 

Charlotte Aasland
Born: 1938
Wilmot, SD
Husband: John Warwar
living in Huntington Beach, CA. John is deceased.  
Children: Nadia (married to Thomas Miller) with two sons, and Nadim


Ralph Gustave Bretzke

Born: July 2, 1905
Wilmot, SD
Barber and Navy Veteran
Died: Dec 14, 1972
Seattle, WA

1st wife: Agnes

2nd wife: Gladys Marie Oas
Born: May 18, 1916 Aberdeen, SD
married Aug 5 1945 Aberdeen, SD
Died: Aug 13, 1990 Aberdeen, SD

Thomas Ralph Roth

3rd wife: Ruth




I would like to build a Bretzke Family tree and encourage all Bretzkes around the world to please send information that would add to our family history.

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