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Re: Crocker and Fleckenstein Familys
Posted by: Kathleen Herron (ID *****6277) Date: June 26, 2008 at 07:12:08
In Reply to: Re: Crocker and Fleckenstein Familys by Allan L. Crocker of 52082

Well it looks like his "first" wife was from MN and the second (1905), named Amanda was the one you know of?

Finding Maxine Fleckenstein's death cert/obit would give you her mother's name.

Look! Your research! Email this person and she if she has Maxine's death cert:

The Fleckenstein family is listed as having applied for a homestead in the Matanuska Valley in 1915. The patriarch of that family was Joseph Bernard Fleckenstein born (of German parents) about 1870 in Iowa. His wife appears on the various census records as both Marie A. and Nettie. On the 1910 U. S. Census, she appears as Nettie M. Fleckenstein. She was born about 1868 in California. The 1910 census record says that her marriage to Joseph was her second marriage and that Joseph and Nettie had been married 17 years on that census.

Below is a compilation of Fleckenstein information that I've extracted from the U. S. Census records as well as the Herning diaries:

1900 U. S. Census Hydesville, Humboldt Co., California

Joseph (Bernard) Fleckenstein 30 b. Iowa father b. Germany mother b. Germany
Marie (Antionette) Fleckenstein 32 b. California father b. Illinois mother b. Georgia
William Fleckenstein age 9 b. California son
John Fleckenstein age 7 b. California son
Christopher Fleckenstein age 9 b. California
Frank Fleckenstein age 3 b. California…………..see 1920 below
Sharon Fleckenstein age 2 b. California
Lawrence Fleckenstein 1 month b. California
1910 U. S. Census Eureka, Humboldt Co., California
Joseph Bernard Fleckenstein age 40 b. Iowa married 17 years
Nettie Fleckenstein age 42 b. California married 17 years (this is 2nd marriage for Nettie)
William Fleckenstein age 19
John Fleckenstein age 17
Christopher Fleckenstein 15
Frank Fleckenstein 12........murdered at Westward, Alaska 1925 (hit over head by Indian)
Sharon Fleckenstein 11........married Maxine Crocker...and Florence Strigga Edlund
Lawrence Fleckenstein 10...........married Helen ______ of Finland
Ellen Catherine Fleckenstein 7.………married Floyd Dewey Smith
Eva Marie Fleckenstein 6 ……….married George Stanley Herning
1920 U. S. Census taken between Knik and Wasilla
Joseph Bernard Fleckenstein age 53 Farmer
Marie Fleckenstein age 52
Ellen Cathryn Fleckenstein age 17
Eva Marie Fleckenstein age 15
1930 U. S. Census taken in Kanakanak (Old Dillingham)
Joseph Bernard Fleckenstein age 60 Head U. S. Deputy Marshal
Maria Fleckenstein age 63 wife
Notes from Herning diaries:
Fleckenstein proved up on his homestead 11/18/1919 (working for railroad)
Fleckenstein boys bought sawmill from Forty Mile Miller (O. C. Miller)
Chris Fleckenstein running Road Commission Cat at Moose Creek 1922
Chris Fleckenstein Cat hauling at Baxter Coal Mine 1923
Chris Fleckenstein overhauling Alaska Engineering Commission Cats and trucks 1923
Chris Fleckenstein sold his homestead to Jim Kennedy in 1946
Joseph B. Fleckenstein in Wasilla for visit, heading to Bristol Bay 1924
Sharon Fleckenstein and Maxine Crocker married after 11 day courtship Wasilla’s FIRST wedding 1924
Sharon Fleckenstein's 2nd marriage was to Florence Strigga Edlund 1938
Eva Fleckenstein married Stanley Herning 1926
Ellen Fleckenstein married Floyd Smith 1926 in Fairbanks then they left for Chatanika

1920 U. S. Census taken on railroad route from mile 236 north to Dead Horse
Sharon Fleckenstein age 21 Head of household
Christopher Fleckenstein age 25 brother

1920 U. S. Census taken on railroad route from Willow Creek to Montana Creek
Frank J. Fleckenstein age 22 b. California

Notes from Herning Diaries first mention Frank Fleckenstein as being elected to the school board of Wasilla’s 1st school in 1917. He also did the concrete work under the original Herning (later Teeland) store in Wasilla as well as a lot of the carpentry work on the building. In 1918, he left to go to the Army. Herning’s notes also say Frank Fleckenstein was clubbed to death by a Native in Dillingham in 1925. He is buried in the Anchorage Memorial Cemetery in the Pioneer section. His headstone reads, born 6/1/1898 died 5/1/1925.

WWI Draft Registration for Sharon Fleckenstein age 19:
Gave Wasilla as Sharon's permanent address, nearest relative listed as Nettie Fleckenstein,
occupation as miner at Willow Creek Mining District. Birthdate given January 2, 1899.

1930 U. S. Census Knik Road near Wasilla, Alaska
Sharon D. Fleckenstein age 30 b. California occupation Fur Farmer
Maxine** (Crocker) Fleckenstein age 22 wife b. Minnesota
Frederick Crocker age 75 Father-in-law b. New York Owns own ranch

******* Maxine is buried in the Anchorage Memorial Cemetery in the Pioneer section, her headstone reads
born 7/17/1906 died 7/4/1932**********
I was told she drowned (in the Little Susitna River) in a car accident on the road to Hatcher Pass.
Sharon's second wife was Florence Strigga Edlund (m. 9/17/1938)They are buried in the Wasilla Cemetery. Their headstones give the following dates: Sharon 1895-1959 Florence 1905-1985 **************

1930 U. S. Census for Anchorage
Lawrence Fleckenstein age 29 b. California (died 1978 Soldotna)
Helen Fleckenstein age 30 b. Finland (came to USA 1915) (died 1980 Soldotna)
Myrtle Fleckenstein age 14 b. Pennsylvania

Joseph Bernard Fleckenstein buried at Anchorage Memorial Cemetery in the Pioneer section. His headstone reads
born 1/18/1870 died 3/23/1948. His wife Marie is also buried there, her headstone reads born 3/24/1897 died 10/20/1946. He is listed among the original 1915 homesteaders of the Matanuska Valley.

FLOYD DEWEY SMITH b. 2/22/1898 in Absarokee, Montana came to Alaska before 1930. He worked at a variety of jobs including gold mining, trapping, operating a store at Kanakanak (Old Dillingham) and he owned a gas station in Wasilla. Floyd was the son of Theodore Monroe Smith and he grandson of James Monroe Smith (see below). Floyd married Ellen Catherine Fleckenstein, daughter of Joseph Bernard Fleckenstein and Marie Antionette Dionne in 1926.
Ellen was born in 1902 in Yreka, Siskiyou Co., California and died 5/15/1973 in Wasilla, Alaska. Floyd Smith died 6/16/1979 in Wasilla, Alaska.

1930 U. S. Census for Kanakanak (Old Dillingham) (see Smith info below)
Floyd Smith age 37 born Oregon* occupation Trapper in fur business
Ellen (Fleckenstein) Smith age 27 b. California
Marvin F. Smith age 2 years 5 months b. Alaska
Marie Smith age 11 months b. Alaska

Theodore Monroe Smith b. 1850 Kent, Michigan and Julia Knoth.
Their children were:
Charles Agustus Smth b. 1877 Palouse, Whitman Co., Washington died 1958 Sand Point, Idaho
Elbert Hazen Smth b. 1885 " " "
Walter Monroe Smith b. 1886 " " " died 1950 Eugene, Oregon
Ethel L. Smith b. 1888 Spokane, Washington
Lenn James Smith b. 1890 Palouse, Whitman Co., Washington died 1944 Monmouth, Oregon
Vernon J. Smith b. 1892 " " " died 1896
Mabel Lorenda Smith b. 1894 " " " died 1958 Redmond, Oregon
Floyd Dewey Smith b. 1898 Absarokee, Montana died 1979 Wasilla, Alaska
Lyle Theodore Smith b. 1902 Lamonte, Oregon died 1985 Redmond, Oregon
Marvin Loren Smith b. " " died 1979 Eugene, Oregon

The father of Theodore Monroe Smith was James Monroe Smith b. 1815 in New York d. 1889 Nye, Stillwater, MT
James Monroe Smith and Lorinda Burton Smith's children were:
Francis M. Smith b. 1843 Michigan
Stanford Hess Smith b. 1846 Michigan
Theodore Monroe Smith b. 1850 Michigan
Elizabeth J. Smith b. 1850 Minnesota
Isabella Smith b. 1855 Minnesota
Wilbur F. Smith b. 1858 Minnesota

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