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Wheatland, 1911.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1861, the St. Paul's German Reformed Church in Wheatland had a commemorative booklet published. Few of the founding immigrants were still alive, but the group pictures included many Riedesels and close kin.

  • Henry Riedesel (1865-1932) who came from the house in Wunderthausen known as Försters hinter der Huthe. He was a member of the church council at the time.
  • Edward J. Riedesel (1875-1923), a son of the immigrant George Riedesel from Haase Haus in Wunderthausen. He was a member of the church council.
  • Theodor Riedesel (1859-1941), a son of the immigrant L. Henry Riedesel from Haase Haus in Wunderthausen. He was a member of the church council.
  • Frank Riedesel (1877-1950). He was a member of the church council and a son of emigrant Henry D. Riedesel.
  • George Ott (1866-1940), husband of George Riedesel's daughter Lisetta Riedesel (1969-1930). He was a member of the church council.
  • August Kramer (1856-1948), husband of George Riedesel's daughter Mary Jane Riedesel (1861-1947). He was a member of the church council.
  • Albert Dickman (1862-1925), husband of George Riedesel's daughter Anna (1863-1848). He was a member of the choir.
  • Elisabeth (Knoche) Riedesel (1835-1923), the Wunderthausen-born wife of immigrant John Riedesel (Haase Haus). She is pictured in the booklet as one of the founding members.
  • Flora (Schneider) Riedesel (1841-1920). This is a tentative identifcation. Her picture is included on the page of founding members but is not in the group picture. She and her late husband Henry Riedesel (1834-1898) from Bergmanns Haus in Wunderthausen had moved to the Lanesboro, IA, area.
  • Aunt Susie Riedesel (1847-1942), another founding member and the daughter of immigrant J. Ludwig Riedesel from Haase Haus in Wunderthausen. She was not living in Wheatland at the time, but eventually returned.
  • Esther (Riedesel) Dennie (1890-1969). She was daughter of Theodor Riedesel (see above) and was pictured both with the choir and the Martha's Aid society.
  • Reuben Riedesel (1892-1988). He was a son of Theodor Riedesel and was pictured as a member of the choir.

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