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Aviation Ordinanceman Third Class Charles Otmar Henninger

Born September 24, 1917 in Jasper, IN and died December 13, 1945 in Charlestown, RI.

Charles Otmar Henninger joined the United States Navy March 27, 1944 in Black Hawk County, IA, served during the World War II era and reached the rank of Aviation Ordinanceman Third Class before being discharged December 13, 1945 in Charlestown, RI.

Aviation Ordinanceman Third Class Charles Otmar Henninger is buried at Faith Unitied Church of Christ in Tripoli, IA, Iowa and can be located at 42° 49.222621' N 92° 15.582538' W

  • Died in Service: Yes

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Charles O. Henninger 28 years old aviation ordnanceman 3rd. class was killed on Dec. 13 1945 in a Navy Plane Crash, 8 miles northwest of Charlestown R.I. Had served in the navy Air Corps since March 1944 and was stationed at Quowset Point R.I.
He was born Sept. 24, 1917 at Jasper Ind. a son of Andrew and Maggie Hegginge[r]. In april 1939 he married Geneva Holms at Dubuque Ia. He was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical and Reformed church at Tripoli, Ia. He is survived by his wife and son Ronald. Charles was scheduled routine flight as combat Aircrewman in a navy plane on Dec. 13, 1945 from the U.S. Naval Air Station Quowset Point R.I.

Census’

“1930 United States Federal Census,” Sheet 19B, Family 433, Line 73, Black Hawk County, Iowa, 1930.

“1930 United States Federal Census,” Sheet 19B, Family 433, Line 73, Black Hawk County, Iowa, 1930.

“1940 United States Federal Census,” Sheet 11B, Family 479, Line 45, Black Hawk County, Iowa, 1940.

“1940 United States Federal Census,” Sheet 11B, Family 479, Line 45, Black Hawk County, Iowa, 1940.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Newspaper Articles

Sp. Fountain Young Lady Announces Marriage Jan. 4

SPRING FOUNTAIN – Mr. and the marriage of their daughter, Ge- the marriage of thier daughter, Geneva to Charles Henninger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Henninger of Frederika Wednesday evening, Jan. 4, 1939, at 8:30 p. m. at Dubuque. The attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Donald James of Waterloo. Rev. M. A. Russert, pastor of the Evangelical Luth. church officiated. Mrs. Henninger is a graduate of Tripoli high school of this year’s class. Mr. Henninger graduated from Frederika with the class of 1938. In the near future the couple will make their home in Elkader while employed there.


A number of friends and relatives came and charivaried Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henninger at the Fred Holm home Sunday evening.


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henninger spent the week end at the Donald James home at Waterloo.

“Sp. Fountain Young Lady Announces Marriage Jan. 4,” Sumner Gazette. (Sumner, IA), Jun. 1, 1939.

13 From Spring Fountain Attend Westgate Meeting

SPRING FOUNTAIN – Among those who went to Westgate Sunday afternoon to attend a circuit meeting were Rev. and Mrs. E. L. Runge and sons, Miss Verena Niemann, Mr. and Mrs. George L. Kuepker, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Schwerin, George F. Kuepker, Norman Kuepker, Walter Kuepker and Ed Braun.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Weidler spent Sunday at Waterloo in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Speir.

Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Schnadt who have been visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Stahlhut and other relatives returned to their home at Garry Owen, Mont., Saturday morning.

Joe Volker is spending this week in the Ferd Meyer home.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gamm and son, Bob, Dorlene Stahlhut, Vivian Straw and Dale Straw attended the declamatory contest at the school auditorium at Sumner Wednesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holm, Yvonne and Duane attended the annual chicken supper at St. Peter’s Evangelical church at Tripoli Tuesday evening.

Waldron Duecker of Tripoli is employed in the Floyd Beard home.

Mr. Andrew Henninger returned home Thursday after helping care for Mrs. Charles Henninger and baby in the Fred Holm home.

Marie Snelling and Jack Byers of Tripoli visited with Mrs. Charles Henninger and baby Tuesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Weidler went to Readlyn Wednesday evening to help her brother celebrate his birthday in the Buhr home.

Mr. and Mrs. Clair Nichols, Geneva and Mary Lou visited with Mrs. Charles Henninger and baby Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Reick of Fredericksburg spent Sunday afternoon in the Fred Holm home.

The Meswarb shredding and silo filling meeting was held at their home Tuesday night.

The neighbors and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sneller and family gathered at their home Sunday evening and tendered them a farewell party. The Snellers will leave for their new home at Cedar Falls Thursday.

Miss Alberta Meyer of Oelwein spent Saturday night and Sunday in the Ferd Meyer home.

Mrs. Leo Meyer, Flynn and Chrystal spent Saturday afternoon in the Warren Creager home north of Sumner.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holm, Yvonne and Duane and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stahlhut visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Buhr Sunday evening.

Mrs. C. L. Gamm spent Tuesday afternoon with her daughter, Mrs. Marion Hill.

Mrs. Dalton Meyer, Joyce and Robert spent Friday with Mrs. John Struck.

Mr. and Mrs. John Struck, Ruby and Carmen spent Sunday in the Ferd Meyer home.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meyer spent Sunday evening in the parental Harry Schmidt home.

Mrs. Herman Stahlhut’s mother of Illinois came last week Friday for a visit in the Stahlhut home.

A large number of friends and relatives received the sad news of the death of Albert Stahlhut of Waterloo Friday evening. He was a well known person in this community, being a brother of Mrs. Amel Gaede.

A number of relatives and friends gathered in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Christ Hagenbuch Wednesday evening to help Mrs. Hagenbuch celebrate her birthday. The evening was spent in playing “500” and visiting. High honors were awarded to Mrs. Rubert Hildebrandt and Christ Duecker, consolation going to Mrs. Amel Gaede. Lunch was served. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Herman Buhr, Ervin, Marie and Laura Mae, Mr. and Mrs. Amel Gaede, Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Hildebrandt, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Pipho, Christian and Daryl, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holm and Duane, Ted Jepperson all of this vicinity, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Decker, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Rebber and son, Max and grandson, Herbie Haffner of Westgate.

“13 From Spring Fountain Attend Wesgate Meeting,” Sumner Gazette. (Sumner, IA), Nov. 30, 1939.

Spring Fountain Pastor Attends Funeral at Eldora

SPRING FOUNTAIN-Rev. E. L. Runge attended the funeral services of Paula Hesse, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. C. Hesse at Eldora on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. August Hesse spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Stahlhut.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Moeller and family spent Sunday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bodermann.

Miss Yvonne Holm returned home Sunday afternoon from Mercy hospital at Waverly. She is recovering from an appendicitis operation.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holm attended the funeral of Mrs. Henry Martens held at the St. Peter’s Evang. church at Tripoli Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Clair Nichols were Wednesday afternoon callers at Waverly and also visited with Miss Yvonne Holm at Mercy hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Stahlhut are rejoicing over the arrival of an eight pound son born to them on Sunday, Dec. 17, at Mercy hospital at Waverly.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zell and family spent Sunday afternoon in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schwake.

Mr. and Mrs. ReVern Holm, Bobby and Jerry of near Buck Creek spent Thursday evening in the Fred Holm home.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henninger and Ronald Jay went to the Andrew Henninger home at Frederika for an indefinite stay.

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Holm of Waterloo spent Monday afternoon in the Fred Holm home.

Mr. and Mrs. ReVern Holm, Bobby and Jerry of Buck Creek spent Sunday evening in the Fred Holm home.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Meyer, Chrystal and Flynn spent Sunday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Meyer.

Lester Kuker delivered the sermon Sunday morning at the Spring Fountain church.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Weidler spent Friday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Hildebrandt.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Reick and son, Marlowe, Larel Fordyce and Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Hildebrandt and baby spent Thursday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Hildebrandt.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meyer were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schmidt.

Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Meyer, Joyce Robert and Merrill Volker, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meyer, Ferd Meyer, Laura and Larry and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Meyer, Chrystal and Flynn helped Mr. and Mrs. John Struck observe their 15th wedding anniversary Thursday evening.

Heine Moehla spent Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louie Meyer.

Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Meyer, Joyce and Robert and Merrill Volker spent Tuesday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Stahlhut.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holm spent Thursday with Miss Yvonne at the Mercy hospital in Waverly.

Art Lampe is employed at the Fred Holm home.

Raymond Runge spent Friday afternoon with Mrs. John Struck.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Johnson spent Wednesday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Hildebrandt.

Mr. and Mrs. Louie Meyer spent Wednesday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Meyer.

Mr. and Mrs. George L. Kuepker, Roena, Gertrude and Marcus were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Kuepker Sunday.

“Spring Fountain Pastor Attends Funeral at Eldora,” Sumner Gazette. (Sumner, IA), Dec. 21, 1939.

Sp. Fountain Buttermaker Studies Cream Grading

SPRING FOUNTAIN – Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Gamm spent Wednesday at Waterloo where Mr. Gamm attended a cream grading school sponsored by the bureau of state inspection of the department of agriculture.

Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Schwake spent Thursday afternoon at Oelwein.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meyer spent Friday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Meyer.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henninger and Ronald Jay and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Henninger of Waterloo spent Sunday in the Fred Holm home.

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Gamm and Bob spent Tuesday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Struck.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holm, Yvonne and Duane spent Friday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. ReVern Holm.

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Sell assisted Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sell with butchering Wednesday.

Yvonne Holm spent Thursday evening in the Willard Holm and Charles Henninger homes at Waterloo.

Mrs. Louie Meyer is confined to her home with illness the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kuethe, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kuethe, Miss Christina Kuethe, all of Waverly, Mr. and Mrs. Art Stumme of Douglas township, and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Shipp and son, Kenneth of Tripoli visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Niemann Sunday afternoon.

Miss Roena Kuepker spent Sunday with Ruby Ashbrenner.

Neighbors helped Kurt Meswarb with sawing wood Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. August Kuker and daughter, Lorena spent Sunday in the Louie Meyer home.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Guhlow and daughter, Lois went to Cedar Rapids Saturday to spend a few days with relatives there.

Vera Straw spent Friday evening in the parental Jess Straw home.

Joyce Meyer spent Saturday afternoon with Mrs. John Struck.

Mr. and Mrs. Amel Gaede called in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ehlert near Waterloo Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schwake called in the Theo. Boevers home one evening last week.

Roy Gaede started working for Fred Holm Monday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Weidler were Sunday visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Meswarb.

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Gamm spent Thursday in the home of Mrs. Gamm’s mother, Mary Hesner at Strawberry Point.

Mr. and Mrs. Jess Straw spent Sunday with relatives at New Hampton.

Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Meswarb spent Friday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Gaede.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Weidler visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Beard Friday evening.

Merriel Volker started to work for Gerald Smith for the coming year.

Miss Vera Gamm of Waverly spent Sunday in the C. L. Gamm home.

Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Stahlhut and family spent Sunday in the home of Mrs. Sophia Stahlhut in honor of Lavonne Stahlhut’s confirmation.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bodermann and daughter, Betty Lou and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bodermann spent Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Moeller to honor their daughter, Jean on her confirmation.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Meyer, Flynn and Chrystal and Ferd Meyer spent Thursday evening in the Lester Rieck home. A number of the league members of Spring Fountain went to Sumner Thursday evening where they were entertained by the league members of St. Paul’s Lutheran church.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Braun and family spent Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Schwake.

“Sp. Fountain Buttermaker Studies Cream Grading,” Sumner Gazette. (Sumner, IA), Mar. 21, 1940.

Spring Fountain Man Suffers Broken Heel

Fred Sell Injured Monday When Load of Bundles Tips Over

SPRING FOUNTAIN Fred Sell had the misfortune to receive a broken heel Monday. He tipped over with a load of oats bundles at his home as they were going to thresh.

Mrs. Rob. Aschbrenner is confined to her home since last week as she suffered from a slight stroke.

Mr. and Mrs. George F. Kuepker, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kuepker, Virginia, Lorraine and Phillip and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kuepker, Charles and Ralph spent Sunday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Kuepker.

Chrystal Meyer is visiting in the Ferd Meyer home at Sumner since last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holm, Yvonne and Duane were Sunday dinner guests in the Roy Henninger home at Waterloo. Duane returned home with them after a week’s vacation with relatives at Waterloo.

Mr. and Mrs. Amel Gaede and Alberta Bergmann assisted Lester Gaede with threshing Monday.

Miss Yvonne Holm returned home Friday evening after spending a week with Dorothy Sevey at Waterloo.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Gaede and family spent Sunday afternoon in the Ed Meyer home at Sumner.

Mrs. Earl Springhorn and daughter, Betty of Kansas City is visiting in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rob. Aschbrenner and other relatives.

LaVern Schwerin, Ervin Stahlhut, Melvin and Elmer Volker and Wilbert Kirchmann spent Sunday fishing at Shell Rock.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henninger and Ronny, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Henninger of Waterloo spent Saturday evening in the Fred Holm home.

Mr. and Mrs. Amel Gaede, Albert and Nelson spent Sunday afternoon in the Albert Rieck home at Fredericksburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Gaede and family spent Sunday evening in the Walter Schwerin home.

Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Meyer, Joyce and Robert, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Meyer and baby, Mrs. Bertha Meyer, and Mr. and Mrs. John Meyer and family spent Sunday afternoon in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Meyer to honor their son, Ernie on his birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meyer and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Meyer, Flynn and Chrystal spent Tuesday evening in the Ferd Meyer home.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bodermann and Betty Lou, Lorraine Stahlhut, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Stahlhut, Darlene and Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Meyer, Joyce and Robert spent Sunday evening in the John Struck home at Sumner.

Mr. and Mrs. Jess Straw, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bunger visited with relatives at New Hampton Saturday and Sunday.

Alfred Bodermann and friend of Waterloo called in the Walter Bodermann home Sunday.

Miss Darlene Stahlhut spent Saturday and Sunday with her friend, Vivian Straw.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Sommer and daughters spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Louie Meyer.

“Spring Fountain Man Suffers Broken Heel,” Sumner Gazette. (Sumner, IA), Aug. 8, 1940.

Leroy Twp. 4-H Boy Wins Health Contest

Bob Niemann Will Represent Bremer Co. in State Contest at Fair

SPRING FOUNTAIN-Bob Niemann of Sumner, 18, president of the Sumner Champions Boys 4-H boys health contest. Bob, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Niemann of Leroy township, scored 98.5 per cent to take first place. He is a member of the newest 4-H boys club in the county after having previously been a member of the Tripoli Fair Boosters for several years.

Sailor Home on Leave

Paul Ashbrenner, who is in training in the Great Lakes naval training station near Chicago, came last week for a 12-day visit in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rob. Ashbrenner. He will return Aug. 19.

Will Visit in South Dakota

Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Kuepker, Victor and Lucille accompanied by Mrs. Herman Kuker and son, Lester left Tuesday night for Lisbon, S. D., to visit in the home of the latter’s sister, Mrs. Art Claus and family.

Attend Confirmation Reunion

Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Schwake, Ralph and Carmen, Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz Meyer and son, James, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Schwerin, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sell attended the reunion of confirmation classes from 1876 to 1899 at the Buck Creek church Sunday afternoon, Mr. Sell being in one of the classes.

Make Trip to Wisconsin

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kuepker and son, Charles, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Deu, motored to Wisconsin Saturday. They expected to return hom Monday.

Osceolans Visiting Relatives

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Barcus and son, Roger of Osceola came Saturday for a few days visit in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Meyer and family and other relatives and friends.

Paul Ashbrenner spent the week end with his brother, Clarence at Cedar Rapids.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Judish and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Schnadt visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schlichting Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bunger spent the week end in the parental Jess Straw home.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Meyer, August and Louie Kirchmann spent Sunday evening at Waterloo.

Lester Becker of Waterloo called in the Fred Holm home Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Charles Henninger and Ronnie returned to Waterloo Monday with Charles Henninger and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Henninger after spending a week end at the Fred Holm home.

Mr. and Mrs. Clair Nichols and family visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Reick and family Sunday.

Vivian Straw and friend attended the Waverly fair Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meyer and Mr. and Mrs. Marion Hill motored to Davenport Sunday. Miss Ann Allenstein, who is a nurse there, returned home with them for a three weeks visit.

Jean and Lavonne Martin of Volga City returned to their home Sunday after a week’s visit in the home of their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Gamm.

Mr. and Mrs. ReVern Holm, Bobby and Jerry were Sunday dinner guests in the Kurt Meswarb home.

Mr. and Mrs. Amel Gaede and Nelson spent Sunday afternoon in the Fred Holm home.

Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Meswarb attended the county fair at Waverly Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Holm and Kathleen Kaye of Waterloo visited in the Fred Holm home Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Rob Ashbrenner, Ruby, Arnold, Lenora and friend, Rhinold Rathe, and Mrs. Earl Springhorn and daughter, Betty were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Tiedt near Readlyn.

Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Meyer, Joyce and Robert, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Barcus and son of Osceola and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Meyer, Flynn and Chrystal spent Sunday afternoon in the Ferd Meyer home at Sumner.

Ralph Kuepker spent Saturday and Sunday with his grandmother, Mrs. Clara Volker and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kuker and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schlichting, Melvin and Verdeen spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Kuepker.

Mrs. Leo Meyer and Laura Meyer assisted Mrs. Dalton Meyer cook for threshers Thursday.

“Leroy Twp. 4-H Boy Wins Health Contest,” Sumner Gazette. (Sumner, IA), Aug. 15, 1940.

Six Sp. Fountain People Attend Institute Sunday

SPRING FOUNTAIN – Rev. E. Weiss, Miss Faith Lange, Miss Elsie Schellhorn, Mrs. George L. Kuepker and Mr. and Mrs. John Struck attended the Sunday School Teachers’ institue of the Waterloo and Dubuque circuits at Waverly Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran church where Rev. H. A. Raschke is pastor. Mr. Kraeft of River Forest was the speaker.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Meyer, Flynn and Chrystal spent Friday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emory Creager at Sumner.

Mrs. F. W. Niemann accompanied her sister, Mrs. J. A. Schwake and daughter, Irma and aunt, Miss Nanny Grossman of Waverly to Minneapolis Monday morning to visit another sister. They returned home Friday evening.

Miss Faith Lange, parochial school teacher at Spring Fountain, attended a one-day conference of the Waterloo and Dubuque circuits at Klinger on Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Henninger and Junior and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henninger and Ronny of Waterloo spent Sunday evening in the Fred Holm home.

Many Spring Fountain folks attended Robert Aschbrenner’s sale Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henninger and Ronny of Waterloo came to visit in the Fred Holm home Wednesday evening and returned home Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bohle, Arnold and Arnetta spent Friday evening in the Fred Holm home.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bodermann are the owner of a 1940 Chevrolet since last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meyer spent Monday evening in the home of Mrs. Nora Gunsalus at Tripoli in honor and Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Pockels of Philadelphia, Pa.

Mrs. John Struck spent Friday afternoon with Mrs. Harry Meyer.

Melvin Schlichting is visiting in the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Schlichung at Tripoli since Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Kearns and family of Mt. Vernon and Mr. and Mrs. George Mallie and family of Solon and Mr. and Mrs. Myron Chapin and family of near Tripoli were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Meyer.

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Straw and son, Larry of New Hampton spent Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Straw, Miss Vivian Straw who had been assisting with the housework in the Straw home at New Hampton the past several weeks returned to her home here with them.

Mr. and Mrs. ReVern Holm, Bobby and Jerry spent Sunday afternoon in the Fred Holm home.

Mr. and Mrs. Amel Gaede spent Sunday in the Clarence Meyerhoff home near Oran.

mr. and Mrs. Ervin Pipho, Christian and Derold attended the funeral services of Wilbert Bartles held at Readlyn Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Pipho entertained a group of friends and relatives at dinner Tuesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Schwake, Carmen and Ralph spent Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Judisch.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kuepker, Ralph and Charles were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Clara Volker and family in honor of JoAnn’s seventh birthday anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meyer were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schmidt near Tripoli.

Mrs. Leo Meyer and Flynn called on Mrs. Orville Volker and baby Saturday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Meyer, Flynn and Chrystal spent Tuesday evening in the Ferd Meyer home at Sumner.

“Six Sp. Fountain People Attend Institute Sunday,” Sumner Gazette. (Sumner, IA), Oct. 3, 1940.

Spring Fountain Couple Is Honored at Party Thursday

SPRING FOUNTAIN – Mr. and Mrs. Merrille Volker were honored at a miscellaneous shower in the Jess Straw home Thursday evening. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rieck and family of Pinhook, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Stahlhut and Dorlene of Sumner, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Meyerhoff of Oran, Mr. and Mrs. Amel Gaede and Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Nichols and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holm and Duane, Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Hildabrandt, Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Meswarb, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Beard and Bobby, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Boderman and family and Mr. and Mrs. August Kuker and Lorena. The evening was spent by playing 500. High prizes went to Merrille Volker and Mrs. Kurt Meswarb, and low prizes were awarded to Albert Rieck and Mrs. Amel Gaede.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Gaede are confined to their home with measles.

Miss Verla Meyer of Waterloo spent the weekend at the home of her parents and in the home of Miss Deloris Notbohm at Sumner.

Mr. and Mrs. Marion Hill and daughter spent Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meyer.

Rev. and Mrs. Edm. Weiss and sons spent last week with relatives at Humbodlt.

Miss Yvonne Holm of Waterloo and Miss Malitha Korte of near Bremer were weekend visitors in the Fred Holm home.

Ronny Henninger of Waterloo is spending the week in the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holm, while his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henninger of Waterloo accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Henninger of Frederika are visiting relatives in Illinois, Indiana and Nebraska.

Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Meyer and family left last Friday for a few days visit in the home of Mrs. Meyer’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Barcus and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Barcus at Osceola.

Miss Vera E. Gamm of Waverly spent from Friday evening until Monday morning in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Gamm.

Those from Spring Fountain vicinity who attended the birthday party in Sumner in honor of Mrs. Herman Buhr Sunday evening were Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Hildebrandt, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holm and Duane, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Hagenbuch and son, Dallas, Marie and Ervin Buhr, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Buhr and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harland Kuether and family and Mr. and Mrs. August Seehase and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Amel Gaede visited with Henry Ehlert and family near Raymond Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Clair Nichols and family attended the eighth grade exercises at Waverly Monday, where Betty Nichols, Geneva Bock and Earl Straw from this vicinity were graduates.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holm and Duane attended the shower in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Eldo Kehe at Denver Tuesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wiedler attended a baby christening at the Elmer Wiedler home Sunday.

Malitha Korte closed her school Thursday with a picinc dinner. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Pipho and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holm, Lester Gaede and family, Herman Schwain, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Nichols and family and Mrs. Walter Hoppenworth, Gary and Louise of Bremer.

Fred Holm was pleasantly surprised Sunday when friends and relatives came for a picnic dinner.. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Willard Holm and Kathleen Kaye, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henninger and son and Yvonne Holm of Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rieck, Allen and Marlowe of Pinhook and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Rieck and Wendell of Randalia. Afternoon guests were Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Buls and Lloyd and Mrs. Ida Kuker of Tripoli. In the evening the guests included Mr. and Mrs. Christ Hagenbuch and Alfred, Dallas, Ervin and Marie Buhr, Mr. and Mrs. Amel Gaede, Mr. and Mrs. Rupert Hildebrandt, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Zander and Dixon, Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Meswarb and Henry Korte and Malita of near Bremer. Cards furnished the entertainment with high score going to Christ Hagenbuch and Marie Buhr, and low to Albert Rieck and Mrs. Kurt Meswarb.

“Spring Fountain Couple Is Honored at Party Thursday,” Sumner Gazette. (Sumner, IA), Jun. 4, 1942.

Honor Sp. Fountain Youth Leaving for Military Duty

SPRING FOUNTAIN – Those who were dinner guests in the Fred Holm home Sunday in honor of Charles Henninger who left early Monday morning for the navy were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gum and Edgar Hoppenworth, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Henninger of Frederika, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Henninger and Harold Henninger of Waterloo, Levarn Tegemeier, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Holm and Kathleen Kay and Yvonne Holm of Tripoli.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henninger and Ronnie were Friday visitors in the Don James home in Waterloo.

Several families from Spring Fountain attended the funeral of Joan Pipho at Tripoli Tuesday.

An oyster supper was given at the Kurt Meswarb home Wednesday evening in honor of Pvt. Ray Gaede. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Lester Gaede, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Hiemann, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Gaede, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Weidler, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gaede and Harold Weinning of Oelwein.

Those who were present at a house warming Monday evening for the Rupert Hildebrandt family were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Boderman, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Heimann and Darrol, Mr. and Mrs. John Burmaster, Jimmie and George, Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Meswarb, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Weidler, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Hagenbuch and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holm and Mr. and Mrs. William Zander. Cards were played high score going to Mrs. William Zander, low to Adelia Hagenbuch.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henninger attended the funeral services of Mrs. Harold Henninger at Waterloo Wednesday.

Those who helped Mrs. Amel Gaede and Elmer Gaede celebrate their birthdays Sunday in the Elmer Gaede home were Mr. and Mrs. Amel Gaede, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Gaede and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ehlert and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gaede, Miss Deana Ehlert, Pvt. Roy Gaede and Nelson Gaede.

“Honor Sp. Fountain Youth Leaving for Military Duty,” Sumner Gazette. (Sumner, IA), Mar. 30, 1944.

Spring Fountain Group Visits at Frederika Sunday

SPRING FOUNTAIN – Mrs. Charles Henninger and Ronnie and Yvonne Holm of Tripoli visited in the Andrew Henninger home in Frederika Sunday afternoon.

Nelson Gaede of Oran spent Tuesday night with Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Gaede and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gaede.

Mrs. Willard Holm and Kathleen and Yvonne Holm of Tripoli were Sunday dinner guests in the Fred Holm home.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Meier and children of Buck Creek were visitors in the Fred Holm home Sunday evening.

Amel Gaede, Elmer and Albert went to Oelwein Wednesday on business.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Gaede visited Sunday in the Will Bergmann home.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holm and Mrs. Charles Henninger and Ronnie were visitors in the Carl Bruns home near Readlyn Monday evening.

Nelson Gaede of Oran, Melvin and Marlowe Gaede spent Sunday in the Albert Gaede home.

“Spring Fountain Group Visits at Frederika Sunday,” Sumner Gazette. (Sumner, IA), Apr. 20. 1944.

Honor Two Sp. Fountain Service Men at Dinner

SPRING FOUNTAIN-Dinner in the Fred Holm home Sunday was in honor of their son, Willard and their son-in-law, Charles Henninger. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Donald James and Donnie, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Henninger and family, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Henninger of Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. ReVern Holm and sons of Denver, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Henninger, Pvt. and Mrs. Willard Holm and Kathleen, Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Tegtmeier and AOM3c and Mrs. Charles Henninger and Ronnie. Pvt. Willard Holm left Sunday evening for Oklahoma and AOM3c Henninger will leave Thursday night for Fort Lauderdale, Tex. Both will receive more training.

Mrs. Andrew Henninger is visiting with her son, Charles at the Fred Holm home.

Mr. and Mrs. John Hoppes and Dorthy visited in the Albert Gaede home Monday and Wednesday of this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Bonorden were visitors in the Elmer Gaede home.

Mrs. Erwin Heinemann visited with Mrs. Elmer Gaede Friday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Nicklaus visited in the Lester Gaede home Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Gaede and Diean visited Sunday in the Henry Elbert home in Waterloo.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Meyerhoff and Carolyn and Nelson Gaede of Oran, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Gaede and Diean helped Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gaede celebrate their second wedding anniversary Wednesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gaede and Carol Lou visited in the John Hoppes home in Oelwein Sunday. Mr. Hoppes will go back to Iowa City for treatments.

Dinner guests in the Lester Gaede home Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Amel Gaede and Nelson.

Mr. and Mrs. Amel Gaede visited in the Louie Meyer home Sunday evening.

“Honor Two Sp. Fountain Service Men at Dinner,” Sumner Gazette. (Sumner, IA), May 10, 1945.

Charles O. Henninger

Charles Otmar Henninger, aviation ordanceman, third class, United States navy, was born Sept. 24, 1917, in Daivess county, near Washington, Ind. He was the youngest child of Peter Andrew and Margaret Henninger.

While still a boy, he moved with his parents to Bremer county. He attended a rural school north of Tripoli, and high school at Frederika, where he graduated with the class of 1938.

April 22, 1939, he was married to Geneva Holm at Dubuque. Following his marriage he worked as a trucker in road construction work near Tripoli, and for a time at Elkader. In 1940 Mr. and Mrs. Henninger made their home in Waterloo where he was employed as a bus driver for the W. C. F. & N. Ry.

On March 27, 1944, he entered the United States navy and received his boot training at Farragut, Idaho. Following that he attended gunnery school at Norman, Okla., and at Miami, Fla. He then attended operational school at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. It was at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where he received his wings and also became a turret gunner on a torpedo bomber. From there he spent a few weeks at Norfolk, Va., going from there to Grosse Ile, Mich. Three weeks ago he was tranferred to Quonset Point, R. I., and while there, during a training flight near Charlestown, R. I., that the accident occurred which resulted in his death Dec. 13. He had reached the age of 28 years, 2 months and 19 days.

Mr. Henninger was baptized in infancy and was confirmed in the Christian faith August 23, 1942, in St. Peter’s Evangelical church at Tripoli. He was a faithful and loyal member of the congregation.

He was preceded in death by a brother who died in infancy and by his father, April 24, 1945.

Surviving are his wife and son, Ronald, who have been making their home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holm of Sumner; his mother, Margaret Henninger of Waterloo; six brothers, Roy, Leo, Harold of Waterloo, Claude of Waverly, Robert of Decatur, Ill., Oscar of Salt Lake City, Utah; four sisters, Blanche, Mrs. Robert Green of Tripoli; Stella, Mrs. Roman Jerger, Washington, Ind.; Thesea, Mrs. Andrew Slatton, Gary, Ind; Rose, Mrs. Walter Floyd, Macon, Ill.; and a number of nieces and nephews and more distant relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Dec. 20 at 1:45 at Rettig-Meier funeral home and at 2 o’clock at St. Peter’s Evangelical church at Tripoli with Rev. Robert Fauth officiating and burial was at St. Peter’s cemetery at Tripoli. Gale David Wood AOM3c of Quonset Point, R. I., escorted the body. Military honors were conferred by Bockhaus Bartels post American Legion. Pallbearers were Charles W. Henninger, William R. Henninger, Kenneth L. Grannen, Howard Heidemann, Lowell Welch and Harold Kappmeyer.

Relatives attending were from Tripoli and vicinity, Frederika, Sumner, Denver, Readlyn, Waverly, Waterloo, Bristow, and Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Charles O. Henninger,” Sumner Gazette. (Sumner, IA), Dec. 27, 1945.

Charlestown Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Memorial

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