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Posted by: Dennis Johnson (ID *****3355) Date: September 13, 2012 at 07:11:36
In Reply to: Re: Francis ARENDS by Jacque McDonnell of 206

What little I know of the ancient ARENDS lineage is in my first post here. I found that the "old country" really liked the name Hinderk/Heinrick/Henry. Very difficult to trace.
I knew Wesley, Wendell, Henry, James (sort of), Ida, Delight...whose left? I knew Harm and Selina (sort of) but was too young to chat with them.
My dad arranged for ME to mow Harm's lawn, even though we did not live in Centerville. We would put the mower in the trunk of the car and drive to Cville and my dad would visit with Harm while I mowed. Harm was tall (by a ten year olds standards), perhaps 5/10 to 6/0, slender and VERY somber. Selina was just the opposite, short (can't even guesstimate her height), bubbly and round, with her hair in one long braid. She then wound the braid into a circle on the back of her head, which accentuated the roundness of her personna. We would always have lunch before we left, coffee and milk and coffee cake or cookies. I, of course, got the milk.
I asked my cousin at the reunion in August where Harm and Selina are buried and she said Chancellor. Just where in Chancellor is the question...rural or is there a cemetery IN Chancellor. I've not been there often enough to recall seeing a cemetery there.
Wendell and Wesley died within a month of each other, about 3/4 years ago (give or take a bit). Wendell had a son die of cancer while in high school and I remember meeting the KRITZMIRE's a LONG time ago. Delmer CHRISTENSEN died reasonably young and he married Ida. His sister, Garnett CHRISTENSEN, married Art JOHNSON, my uncle, so I know that line well.
The name Clara KRITZMIRE is stuck in my head...but that leaves Delight without a last name. I'll have to send an e-mail with your query on it and go from there. These are some of the thoughts that are stuck in my head, and none are from a solid source, like a document.
I would suggest checking find-a-grave or and look for the name Brian HASS. He has done a ton of checking of the cemeteries around Beresford. The St. Peter Cemetery (in Clay county) has Henry and Isabelle ARENDS in it. Not sure if there are photos...don't think so. You could also check Chancellor to see if anyone has done any transcribing there.
Well, this is what I can do without digging. I'll have to get back to you if/when I come up with more. Let me know what area you are interested in and what you already know. Ask lots of questions!
bye, dj

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