Hazel LaVaun Lieberknecht

F, b. 17 August 1910, d. February 1998
     Hazel LaVaun Lieberknecht was born on 17 August 1910 at Rippey, Greene Co., IA. She was the daughter of Charles Frederick Lieberknecht and Edith Marie Lee. Hazel LaVaun Lieberknecht married Harry Galien Keith, son of Thomas Benton Keith and Pearl Lily Beard. Hazel LaVaun Lieberknecht died in February 1998 at Watsonville, Santa Cruz Co., CA, at age 87. She was buried in 1998, Findagrave #69091494, cemetery not stated.

Children of Hazel LaVaun Lieberknecht and Harry Galien Keith


  1. [S4100] 1940 Federal Census, Carroll County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1144.

Ida M. Lieberknecht

F, b. 1 February 1874, d. 18 January 1948
     Ida M. Lieberknecht was born on 1 February 1874. She was the daughter of Adam Lieberknecht and Eliza E. Tallman. Ida M. Lieberknecht married Isaac Jackson circa 1895. Ida M. Lieberknecht died on 18 January 1948 at age 73.

Children of Ida M. Lieberknecht and Isaac Jackson

Janet Fay Lieberknecht

F, b. 1943, d. 1944
     Janet Fay Lieberknecht was born in 1943. She was the daughter of Wilbur John Lieberknecht and Leona Bernice Dorenkamp. Janet Fay Lieberknecht died in 1944. She was buried in 1944 at Immanuel Reformed Cemetery, Belmond, Wright Co., IA, Findagrave #172761330.

Kirk Lieberknecht

M, b. 16 November 1951, d. 9 November 2008
     Kirk Lieberknecht was born on 16 November 1951 at Belmond, Wright Co., IA. He was the son of Wilbur John Lieberknecht and Leona Bernice Dorenkamp. Kirk Lieberknecht died on 9 November 2008 at Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., IA, at age 56 Obituary (Findagrave.com):

Kirk A. Lieberknecht, 56, of Belmond, died on Sunday, November 9, 2008, at the Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., on Wednesday, November 12, at the Belmond United Methodist Church, with Stan Watne and Rev. Michael Druhl officiating. Burial will be in the Belmond Cemetery.

Kirk Alan was born on November 16, 1951 in Belmond, the son of Wilbur John and Leona Berniece (Dorenkamp) Lieberknecht and one of six children, Janean, Janet, David, Jolene and Joan. He spent his early life on a farm near Meservey until the family moved to Belmond in 1960. Kirk attended the Belmond High School and graduated with the Class of 1970. He attended the LeTourneau Technical College in Longview, Texas, for one year.

On August 4, 1973, Kirk suffered injuries in an automobile accident that would effect his physical abilities for the remainder of his life. He would needed the assistance of a wheelchair. Surrounded by the endless love, care and devotion of Wilbur, Leona and his family, Kirk was able to live a productive and meaningful life. Though this tragedy brought physical impairments, it seemed to only strengthen his devotion to his church, family and many friends. Kirk became an inspiration to others. He often shared that he was where God wanted him to be. Kirk committed his life to the Lord as a young man and used his own God-given gifts of encouragement, patience, tolerance, positive attitude and open ear to counsel and mentor many who crossed his path.

All who had the privilege of knowing Kirk will reflect fondly as they picture Kirk's ever smiling face, the twinkle in his eye, and his zest for life despite his disability. His family will miss his uplifting attitude, time spent with "Uncle Kirk" riding on his wheelchair, and his loving, patient and caring ways. Others will miss his encouragement, inspirational personality, and bountiful wealth of knowledge which he often shared so unselfishly. The community will remember Kirk town tooling around in his chair with his favorite jacket and famous furry hats. All will miss his warm, friendly smile, his nod hello, and the chance to stop by for an uplifting visit. Some recall being on the receiving end of one of Kirk's friendly pranks or in years gone by having a friendly chat with "The Rubber Band" man as he was known on CB radio.

In his early years Kirk was a talented vocalist, sharing his tenor voice as a part of The Crusaders Quartet. He had traveled to Mexico and enjoyed spectating at ball games and other events. Kirk was a longtime member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Belmond. For over 20 years he was cared for by Jonell White, for whom Kirk and his family have great appreciation and gratitude.

Kirk was an entrepreneur and businessman, initially operating Kirk Lieberknecht's CB Sales and Service, then operating a satellite television business, and more recently owning a computer repair shop and Kalnet Internet Services, Inc.

Kirk was preceded in death by his grandparents; father, Wilbur; sister, Janet Faye; and nephew, Scott Charles Bubeck.

Survivors include his mother, Leona of Belmond; siblings, Janean (Larry) Bubeck of Redlands, California, David (Diane) Lieberknecht of Belmond, Jolene (Duane) Mennenga of Meservey and Joan (Gene) Lawin of Waterloo; nieces and nephews, Brad (Erika) Bubeck, Kimberly (Gordon) Hall, Debbie (Mark) Jenison, Daniel Lieberknecht, Jennifer (Kurk) Haack, Jason Baldwin, Josh Baldwin, Katelyn Baldwin, Erin Burt and Kylee (Eric) Lamb; great-nieces and nephews, Cassandra, Maxwell, Zachary, Lucas, Michael, Danielle, Nicholas, Benjamin, Andrew, Makayla, Owen and Adasyn; his loving caregiver, Jonell White of Mason City; extended family, Douglas (Brenda) White, Jr. and their children, Eric, Johanna, Tristan, Trevor, Joey and Kiara; Donell (David) Buerckley (White) and their children, Taylor, Mackenzie, Layne and Bailey; Jo Ann White and her children, Keegan, Jada and Jesenia; Joan White and her children, Kyler and Jonathan; Jackie (White) and husband, Ray Schmit and their children, Alex and Locklan; Charity White and her children, Ben, Blake and Bethany; and good friend, Everett James.

He was buried in November 2008 at Belmond Cemetery, Belmond, Wright Co., IA, Findagrave #143075132.

Mary LaVetta Lieberknecht

F, b. 1 November 1920, d. 30 April 1998
     Mary LaVetta Lieberknecht was born on 1 November 1920 at Jefferson, Greene Co., IA. She was the daughter of Charles Frederick Lieberknecht and Edith Marie Lee. Mary LaVetta Lieberknecht married James Francis Schoonover, son of John William Schoonover and Olive Smith, in 1942. Mary LaVetta Lieberknecht died on 30 April 1998 at Kirksville, Adair Co., MO, at age 77. She was buried in May 1998 at Lemonville Cemetery, Lemons, Putnam Co., MO, Findagrave #22087431.

Oliver Lieberknecht

M, b. 15 September 1880, d. 11 July 1951
     Oliver Lieberknecht was born on 15 September 1880. He was the son of Adam Lieberknecht and Eliza E. Tallman. Oliver Lieberknecht died on 11 July 1951 at age 70.

Wayne O. Lieberknecht

M, b. 19 November 1907, d. 10 April 1946
     Wayne O. Lieberknecht was born on 19 November 1907. He was the son of Charles Frederick Lieberknecht and Edith Marie Lee. Wayne O. Lieberknecht married Gretchen Larue Allen, daughter of Henry Melvin Allen and Dessie Grimes, on 30 October 1937 at Des Moines Co., IA. Wayne O. Lieberknecht was buried in April 1946 at Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, Greene Co., IA, Findagrave #117452063. He died on 10 April 1946 at age 38.

Wilbur John Lieberknecht

M, b. 12 April 1915, d. 15 May 1994
     Wilbur John Lieberknecht was born on 12 April 1915. He was the son of Charles Frederick Lieberknecht and Edith Marie Lee. Wilbur John Lieberknecht married Leona Bernice Dorenkamp, daughter of Jacob Dorenkamp and Rosa Pals, on 26 November 1938 at Meservey Reformed Church Parsonage, Meservey, Cerro Gordo Co., IA, Ceremony by Rev. Kampman. Wilbur John Lieberknecht died on 15 May 1994 at Belmond, Wright Co., IA, at age 79. He was buried in May 1994 at Belmond Cemetery, Belmond, Wright Co., IA, Findagrave #159478420.

Children of Wilbur John Lieberknecht and Leona Bernice Dorenkamp

Wyman Lieberknecht

M, b. 19 September 1913, d. 22 March 1915
     Wyman Lieberknecht was born on 19 September 1913. He was the son of Charles Frederick Lieberknecht and Edith Marie Lee. Wyman Lieberknecht died on 22 March 1915 at age 1.

John Paul Lieberman

M, b. 23 November 1907
     John Paul Lieberman was born on 23 November 1907. He married Pauline Bertha Vogelgesang, daughter of Isaac William Vogelgesang and Edith Philippina Albrecht, on 29 July 1939.

Bernard Joseph Liebmann

M, b. 3 June 1921, d. 31 December 1999
     Bernard Joseph Liebmann was also known as "Bernie". He was born on 3 June 1921 at Green Bay, Brown Co., WI. He married Mary Margaret Doran on 30 May 1945 at Green Bay, Brown Co., WI. Bernard Joseph Liebmann lived in 1975 at Perry, Dallas Co., IA. He died on 31 December 1999 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 78. He was buried in 2000 at Allouez Catholic Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum, Green Bay, Brown Co., WI, Findagrave #97068090.

Anna Liechti

     Anna Liechti married Mathias Stauffer, son of Wolfgang Stauffer and Elsi Burger, on 28 March 1621 at Signau, Canton Bern, Switzerland.

Catherina Liechti

     Catherina Liechti married Hans Stauffer, son of Hans Stauffer, on 21 January 1592/93 at Signau, Canton Bern, Switzerland.

Elizabeth Liechti

     Elizabeth Liechti was born at Switzerland. She married Christian Krahenbühl.

Child of Elizabeth Liechti and Christian Krahenbühl

Calvin Theodor Liedle

M, b. 28 July 1919, d. 9 June 1990
     Calvin Theodor Liedle was born on 28 July 1919. He was the son of David Liedle and Elizabeth Ladner.1 Calvin Theodor Liedle married Verna Kuebler, daughter of Friedrich Kuebler and Lydia Schick, on 16 September 1961 at Aberdeen, Brown Co., SD, Calvin was first married to Viola Jakober 8 JUN 1947 and divorced before 18 NOV, 1960 when she remarried to Leo Crompton. Calvin Theodor Liedle died on 9 June 1990 at Brown Co., SD, at age 70 Dates per SSDI, last residence Aberdeen. He was buried in June 1990 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen, Brown Co., SD, Find A Grave Memorial# 179085964.

Child of Calvin Theodor Liedle and Verna Kuebler


  1. [S3759] 1940 Federal Census, McPherson County, South Dakota. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3861.

David Liedle1

M, b. 18 January 1897, d. 13 April 1956
     David Liedle was born on 18 January 1897 at Russia.1 He married Elizabeth Ladner.1 David Liedle died on 13 April 1956 at Tennessee at age 59. He was buried in April 1956 at Green Mound Cemetery, Leola, McPherson Co., SD, Find A Grave Memorial# 134011165.

Child of David Liedle and Elizabeth Ladner


  1. [S3759] 1940 Federal Census, McPherson County, South Dakota. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3861.

Mark A. Liedle

M, b. 12 May 1961, d. 14 January 1987
     Mark A. Liedle was born on 12 May 1961. He was the son of Calvin Theodor Liedle and Verna Kuebler. Mark A. Liedle began military service U.S. Army service, SP4. He died on 14 January 1987 at age 25. Cause of death: suicide by gunshot. He was buried in January 1987 at Riverside Memorial Park, Aberdeen, Brown Co., SD, Findagrave #107344409.

Edna Irene Lierheimer

F, b. 18 November 1917, d. 5 February 2019
     Edna Irene Lierheimer was born on 18 November 1917. She was the daughter of George Lierheimer and Lillie Dale Erisman. Edna Irene Lierheimer married Francis Howard DeVault, son of John Baker DeVault and Effie Dye Walker, on 10 May 1942 at First Presbyterian Church, Mexico, Audrain Co., MO. Occupation: School teacher. Edna Irene Lierheimer died on 5 February 2019 at Mexico, Audrain Co., MO, at age 101

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

Edna Irene (Lierheimer) DeVault, 101, of Mexico, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at King’s Daughters Home in Mexico.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Presbyterian Church with burial to follow at the church cemetery. Visitation is Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Arnold Funeral Home.

Edna was born on November 18, 1917 in Mexico, MO, to George F. and Lillie (Erisman) Lierheimer.

She attended Bean Creek Country School for eight years and then Mexico High School. She then attended Kirksville State Teachers College two years and taught in several rural schools in Audrain County. Later, she graduated from the University of MO with a degree in Elementary Education. Edna taught at Eugene Field School in Mexico for 26 years, substituted for several years after and was the recipient of the Pioneer in Education from Mexico Public Schools.

In 1942, she married Francis H. DeVault at the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico and they lived on DeVault farms all their married life.

Edna loved to help on the farm, helping with chores, driving tractors, trucks and running errands when and where needed. She enjoyed her garden, flowers, making quilts by hand, reading, playing cards and being around friends and relatives, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church all her life and was also an Elder Emeritus of the church. A member of Audrain County Retired Teachers Association and MO State Teachers Association, member of Delta Kappa Gamma National Educational Sorority, member of Golden K Kiwanis of Mexico & International, member of Women of the Moose – Local & International, volunteered at the Missouri Veterans Home, member of Helping Hand Circle of King’s Daughters of Mexico.

Shel loved to travel and was in every state except Alaska and Hawaii.

Edna is survived by a son, Charles (Georgia) DeVault of Mexico; a daughter-in-law, Marjorie DeVault of Mexico; grandchildren, Troy (Annette) DeVault of Columbia, Cindy (Sean) Phillips of Mexico, Fred (Julie) DeVault of Mexico, Ted (Treena) DeVault of Mexico and Kimberly DeVault of Columbia; 11 great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis: a son, Donald: two brothers, Paul Lierheimer and William Lierheimer; and three sisters, Elizabeth Deichman, Frances Forsee and Norma Hammel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to King’s Daughters Home, Bethel Presbyterian Church of the donor’s choice.

Child of Edna Irene Lierheimer and Francis Howard DeVault

George Lierheimer

M, b. 12 June 1885, d. 7 September 1972
     George Lierheimer was born on 12 June 1885. He married Lillie Dale Erisman. George Lierheimer died on 7 September 1972 at age 87. He was buried in September 1972 at Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery, Audrain Co., MO, Findagrave #66855682.

Child of George Lierheimer and Lillie Dale Erisman

Anna Katherina Liesendahl

F, b. October 1868, d. August 1907
     Anna Katherina Liesendahl was born in October 1868 at New York.1 She was the daughter of Franz Otto Liesendahl and Wilhelmina Götz.1 Anna Katherina Liesendahl married August Frederick Bollenbacher, son of Jacob Bollenbacher and Philippina Munzinger, circa 1891 at Greater New York City, NY, Two children born, one living as of 1900.1 Anna Katherina Liesendahl died in August 1907 at New York City, Greater New York City, NY, at age 38.

Child of Anna Katherina Liesendahl and August Frederick Bollenbacher


  1. [S848] 1900 Federal Census, New York City, New York. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1125.
  2. [S847] 1910 Federal Census, New York City, Manhattan, New York. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Rolls 996 - 1048; FHL #1375009 - 1375061.

Franz Otto Liesendahl

     Franz Otto Liesendahl married Wilhelmina Götz.

Child of Franz Otto Liesendahl and Wilhelmina Götz

Emma Liess1

F, b. 20 October 1869, d. 21 January 1944
     Emma Liess was born on 20 October 1869 at St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO, or 1870 per other genealogies.1 She married Frank B. Frede circa 1889.1 Emma Liess died on 21 January 1944 at Independence, Jackson Co., MO, at age 74. She was buried at High Creek Cemetery, Rock Port, Atchison Co., MO, Findagrave #184974367.

Child of Emma Liess and Frank B. Frede


  1. [S1548] 1910 Federal Census, Atchison County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 766; FHL #1374779.

Maj. Lloyd C. Lieurance

M, b. 13 September 1900, d. 22 October 1985
     Maj. Lloyd C. Lieurance was born on 13 September 1900 at Warren, Huntington Co., IN. He was the son of Olney C. Lieurance and Bessie Maude Fults. Maj. Lloyd C. Lieurance married Edna May Shaffer, daughter of Arvia Everett Shaffer and Alta Katherine Hartzog, on 31 August 1929 at Arcadia, Hamilton Co., IN. Maj. Lloyd C. Lieurance lived on 22 April 1940 at Jackson Twp., Wells Co., IN.1 He died on 22 October 1985 at Marion, Grant Co., IN, at age 85

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

Lloyd Lieurance, 85, Wells School Supt. 16 Years, Dies
Superintendent of Wells County Schools for 16 years and founder of the Opportunity School in Wells County, Lloyd C. Lieurance, 85, of Montpelier Route 2 died at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in Veterans Hospital in Marion, where he had been a patient the past three years.

A graduate of Indiana and Ball State Universities, Mr. Lieurance served as superintendent of Wells County Schools from 1937 through 1941, after which he served eight years in the U. S. Army as a major. He again served as superintendent of Wells County Schools from 1949 through 1961.

In earlier years Mr. Lieurance was a teacher and principal of various schools and also served as superintendent of schools in Hamilton, Blackford and Huntington Counties.

A member of Asbury Chapel United Methodist Church, he was a chartermember of the Arcadia Lions Club, a past master of the Arcadia MasonicLodge and a member of the Fort Wayne Scottish Rite.

Born Sept. 13, 1900, in Huntington County, he was a son of Olney C.and Bessie Maude Fults Lieurance. His marriage to Edna Shaffer, who died Oct. 10, 1974, took place in Arcadia Aug. 31, 1928.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Lieurance of Placerville, Calif., and David Lieurance of rural Montpelier; two daughters, Mrs. Marianna Mounsey of Huntington and Miss Jane Lieurance of Montpelier Route 2; a brother Glen I. Lieurance of Liberty Center, 11 grandchildren andthree great grandchildren.

Calling at the H. Brown and Son Funeral Home in Warren will be from 7to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

At 9 a.m. Saturday the body will be taken to the Asbury Chapel UnitedMethodist Church for services there at 10 a.m. in charge of Rev. John Wallace and Rev. David Hess. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Wells County, Indiana Family History 1837-1992 page 439 -- (Findagrave.com):

Lloyd C. Lieurance

Lloyd Lieurance first came to Wells County with his parents, brother and sister. He attended high school and graduated from Roll in Blackford County because Jackson Township had no high school at that time.

After high school he graduated from Muncie Normal College now Ball State University. He wrote the only history of that school and it is still in the Ball State Library.

During his college years, his parents deeded a small parcel of land to him in Jackson Township. Over the years he added to that land to make a total of four hundred acres.

Lloyd eventually remodeled the 1863 vintage house in 1938 giving it lights, furnace and a basement. He built a dairy barn in 1950. He always called the farm home but he only lived there intermittently until 1949 when he remodeled it again making it his permanent residence.

After college, he taught in Hamilton County and then became principal of what is now Hamilton Heights School. It was at this time he married Edna Shaffer of Arcadia, Indiana.

After obtaining his superintendents license from Indiana University, he ran for County Superintendent of the schools in Wells County. However, soon after he was sent to Europe to serve in World War II. Toward the end of the war, Captain Lieurance started a school for the American servicemen in Berlin, Germany. On the twentieth anniversary of that same school it had served more than ninety thousand servicemen and is now affiliated with the University of Maryland.

After the service, he returned to Wells County to become Superintendent again. Since there was nine schools in his district, his hobby of flying was beneficial, he used a makeshift landing strip in the field behind the house and landed in nearby fields at each school.

Lloyd C. Lieurance felt his greatest reward was in starting the Vera Cruz Opportunity School. Since the school was not state funded, he spoke before clubs and organizations to raise the funds necessary to start the school. He and several other greatly dedicated individuals worked to accomplish what was considered the impossible at that time.

Lloyd C. Lieurance later retired from the Army as Major. Edna Lieurance died in 1974, Lloyd followed her in 1985. His home is still occupied by his daughter Jane Lieurance, an interior decorator in Hartford City. David Lieurance, the youngest son, along with his family still farms the land. The oldest son, Major Robert J. Lieurance is retired from the Air Force and resides in California. Mrs. Marianna Mounsey, the eldest daughter, of Fort Wayne, is actively involved in the family owned M and R Truck Sales Incorporated of Fort Wayne.

He was buried in October 1985 at Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wells Co., IN, Findagrave #50519244.


  1. [S3907] 1940 Federal Census, Wells County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1110.

Olney C. Lieurance

M, b. 28 October 1861, d. 26 May 1953
     Olney C. Lieurance was born on 28 October 1861 at Clinton Co., OH. He married Bessie Maude Fults on 1 November 1899 at Marion Co., IN. Olney C. Lieurance died on 26 May 1953 at Bluffton, Wells Co., IN, at age 91. He was buried in 1953 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Warren, Huntington Co., IN, Findagrave #44862104.

Child of Olney C. Lieurance and Bessie Maude Fults

Christina Life

     Christina Life married Samuel Smith, son of Jeremiah Smith and Rachel Parrett, in 1831.

Elizabeth Life

F, b. 7 June 1812, d. 11 February 1865
     Elizabeth Life was born on 7 June 1812. She married Joseph Barnes Creamer in 1833. Elizabeth Life died on 11 February 1865 at age 52.

Children of Elizabeth Life and Joseph Barnes Creamer

David C. Liff1

M, b. 27 September 1861, d. 12 April 1947
     David C. Liff was born on 27 September 1861 at Ohio.1 He married Matilda Ketchum circa 1884.1 David C. Liff died on 12 April 1947 at Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, Madison Co., OH, at age 85 Find A Grave Memorial# 45770442.

Child of David C. Liff and Matilda Ketchum


  1. [S353] 1900 Federal Census, Pickaway County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Film 1313; FHL #1241313.

Mary Ethel Liff

F, b. 22 January 1888, d. 21 January 1928
     Mary Ethel Liff was born on 22 January 1888 at Ohio.1 She was the daughter of David C. Liff and Matilda Ketchum.1 Mary Ethel Liff married William Cleveland Toops, son of Lewis Toops and Mary E. Windell. Mary Ethel Liff died on 21 January 1928 at Era, Pickaway Co., OH, at age 39. Cause of death: Pneumonia. She was buried in January 1928 at Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Sterling, Madison Co., OH, Find A Grave Memorial# 46057592.

Children of Mary Ethel Liff and William Cleveland Toops


  1. [S353] 1900 Federal Census, Pickaway County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Film 1313; FHL #1241313.
  2. [S1947] 1920 Federal Census, Madison County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1412.

Caroline Lifgren

F, b. 31 March 1864
     Caroline Lifgren was born on 31 March 1864 at Sweden. She married Jens Rasmussen.

Child of Caroline Lifgren and Jens Rasmussen

Eva Louise Lifsey

     Eva Louise Lifsey married Austin Cumstock Tallman, son of Thomas Bell Tallman and Frances Ann Gillespie.

Child of Eva Louise Lifsey and Austin Cumstock Tallman