Bio: Moeller, John Adam (90th Birthday – 1966)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Moeller, Rauduloff, Hath, Schafer, Freedlund, Todd, Mallory, Tichy, Troemner, Wright, Lainberger, Sturm, Steger, Scholtz, Brinkmeier, Ziemendorf, Burright, Saresi, Schade, Fluegel, Neve, Howell


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/4/1966


Moeller, Adam (90th Birthday – 30 July 1966)


Adam Moeller celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday, July 31, in the town of Sherwood, Pittsville, Rt. 1.  His five living children, all but two of their 32 children and but one of their 14 grandchildren were present to visit with him at the potluck noontime meal and supper.  Two of his younger brothers also were there: Paul Moeller of Anamosa, Ia., and Henry Moeller of Maquoketa, Ia.


Three cakes with 30 candles each were lit, and guests gathered around to sing “Happy Birthday,” three times for father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  It took three hearty puffs to blow out the candles.


Neighbors and friends also came to call in the afternoon and to visit a while.  More than 100 people were there.


John Adam Moeller was born near Bellevue, Ia., July 30, 1876, the third of 16 children born to Henry and Maria (Rauduloff) Moeller.   He grew up in the area between there and Maquoketa and farmed for many years, but has lived in the Sherwood area since 1934.  He married Nettie Theresa Hath in Maquoketa, Ia., April 8, 1915. She died May 15, 1934.  They had eight children.  Two sons died in infancy, one son, Cecil, died at 25, in 1946, a few weeks after returning home from the armed service.


The following were present Sunday: Mr. and Mrs. Arvil (Lydia) Schafer, Paula, Helen and Ralph, at home; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Freedlund, and five children of Pittsville; Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Schafer and two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Schafer and two children, Lawrence Schafer and two sons and Neda Schafer, all of Rockford, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Moeller, Kent, Lynn, Vern, Leslie, Kay, at home; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Todd, Jr., Stevens Point; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin (Theresa) Mallory, Jack Michael, Kenneth, of Egan, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tichy, Eric and Beth, Greenwood.


Mr. and Mrs. Axel Moeller, Mickie, Susan, John, Tamera, Matt and Penny, Pittsville; Mr. and Mrs. James (Susan) Troemner, Mark, Gary, Paul, Carl, Coleen and Frieda, of Cedar Falls, Ia.


Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wright, Cedar Rapids, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Lainberger, Fox Lake; Mr. and Mrs. David Sturm, Dorothy and Carol, Iron Ridge; Jerry and Denis Steger, Mayville; Mr. and Mrs. Kiven Lainberger, Paul, Reeseville; Max Lainberger, De Forest; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lainberger, five children, Arlington; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Scholtz, Granton; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Brinkmeier, Apple River, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Ziemendorf, Pittsville; Ernie Burright, Rockford, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Todd, Sr., and daughter, Stevens Point; Warren H. Todd, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Saresi and two children, Byron, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schade, Pittsville; John Fluegel; and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Neve, Jr., and family.


Unable to attend were: Alice Schafer, Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. John Howell (Judy Mallory), Fayetteville, Ark.; and one great-grandchild, Rhonda Renee Schafer of Rockford.



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