NameHelen Gertrude Wegscheid
Birth2 Nov 1918 Age: 101
FatherGregor Wegscheid (1870-1958)
MotherSusana Hansen (1877-1958)
Birth6 Jul 1913
Death30 Jul 1997 Age: 84
Marriage6 Apr 1937, St. John’s church in Bluffton
Marr Memoby Father Junker
ChildrenBertha Margaret (1938-1997)
 Joseph Alois (1940-1997)
 Elsie Margaret (1942-)
 Joanne Alice (1944-1944)
 James John (1946-)
 Marilyn Marie (1952-)
 Debra Jean (1955-)
Notes for August Frank & Helen Gertrude (Family)
Gust Peters met Helen Wegscheid as he worked for the relatives. In those days, everyone knew each other from school, etc.

They were married on. April 6, 1937. For ten years they lived north of Bluffton, then in 1946, moved to the place they lived for 52 years. They farmed all their lives. Jim, their son, now owns that property.

Gust and Helen both liked gardening. Helen canned everything that was growing the garden or that she could get her hands on. If there was a Jelly or Jam that could be made, she made it.

Once, when a tornado warning was out, she couldn’t go to the basement as she was making a batch of jelly. So she just kept stirring while others watched the clouds for her.

Helens fantastic sense of humor and quick wit has always been a delight to everyone who knows her.

Gust died at Shady Lane Nursing home on July 30,1997. He had been there for a while. Helen is living at Shady Lane now.

They had 7 children (3 of whom are deceased), 19 grandchildren (3 are deceased) and 26 Great-Grandchildren. (as of 2003)

Last Modified 16 Mar 2008Created 1 Mar 2020 by Brad Wegscheid