Hochstatter and Huether Ancestral
Courtesy of Herb Hochstatter, Bakersfield, California
The following is information I have researched about my ancestors/relatives
which are shown in the Hochstatter & Huether photographs; it
gives an insight in where and how they lived and what their life
style was like
Johann Hochstatter and Friedricka Luithle
Johann was born in South Russia 10 Dec 1828, His birth information
is based on his age as listed on his death certificate. He is listed
on the 1858, 10th census, entry #73, Alexanderhilf, Liebental District,
Odessa along with his son Gottlieb (Johann Gottlob). He is listed
as age 28 in this census. He came to the US in April 1894; He arrived
in New York and went to Java, Walworth County, South Dakota to live
with his son Johannes (John). He lived with his son until his death
on 21 July 1906. The Walworth County, SD 1900 census for Germans
from Russia lists Johann as John, born 1830, immigrated to the U.
S. in 1893 and was a widower. He was living with his son John at
the time this census was taken.
According to his death record in South Dakota, he is buried in
the Congregational Cemetery five miles north of Java, SD. This location
would put his grave near the Walworth and Campbell County line.
He was married to Friedricka Luithle, her death registration lists
him as her spouse. Date of marriage in unknown. She was born 10
June 1831 in Marienfeld, South Russia and died 22 January 1869 in
Neusatz, South Russia. Her birth is based on age listed on the death
register. She is listed in the 1858 census for Grossliebental and
Alexanderhilf. Daughters Karolina and Dorothea (Entzy) are also
listed in the Alexanderhilf census. Friedricka age is listed as
I have been able to identify nine children born to this marriage.
Johann (1850-1850), Johann Gottlob (1852-1918) [my line], Karoline
(1855- xxxx), Dorothea (1857-xxxx), Katharine (1859-1860), Christian
(1861- 1909), Jacob (1863-1863), Jacob (1864-1865), and Johannes
[John] (1867- 1943).
Johann Hochstatter b. 10 Dec 1828, Grossliebental,
m. abt. 1849. d. 21 Jul 1906, Walworth County SD.
Friedricka Luithle b. 10 Jun 1831, Marienfeld.
d. 22 Jan 1869, Nuesatz, Grossliebental.
Johann Hochstatter daughter,
Dorthea & family
Dorthea, b. 29 Jul 1857. Grossliebental.
m. Christian Entzi 10 May 1876, Johannestal. Young girl believed
to be daughter of Dorthea & Christian, name unknown.
Johann Gottlob Hochstatter and Maria Barbara
Johann Gottlob was born in Alexanderhilf, South Russia 14 Aug 1852.
He and his wife immigrated to the U. S. via Canada in the spring
of 1902. He left South Russia with his wife and all their children,
including two married daughters and one married son, traveling by
train and boat to Liverpool, England. On April 1, 1902 they boarded
the ship “Lake Ontario” and sailed to Saint John, New
Brunswick, Canada, arriving on April, 12. From Saint John they went
by train to Winnipeg, Manitoba, then to Java and Kimball, South
Dakota. They stayed in South Dakota with relatives during the summer
of 1902 and left for the state of Washington in the latter part
of October 1902.
The family arrived in Wilson Creek, WA on November 1, 1902, and
they lived in a homestead shack during the winter of, 1902-03. Johann
filed for homestead rights on March 14, 1903. The homestead was
located 10 1/2 miles northeast of Moses Lake. The land description
is as follows; Lot one, the south half of the northeast quarter,
and the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section six
in Township twenty north of Range twenty nine east of the Willamette
Meridian, Washington, containing 170.35 acres. Patent Number 112198
was issued to him on 17 February 1910 for 170.35 acres of land,
permanently giving him this land. You had to pay for any acreage
over 160 acres. He paid $2.50 per acre for the excess 10.35 acres.
This homestead land remained in the Hochstatter family until it
was sold in October 1997. The owners at the time of sale were the
three sons of George. None of these sons had any ambition to become
farmers or to develop it into smaller farms and then sell them.
They received their mail at the Post Office in Wilson Creek. Later
on a country store and post office by the name of Hicksville was
started, and in 1910 the post office was moved to Wheeler. The first
year they grubbed (removed) the sagebrush off of ten acres of their
land and four acres off of John Hochstatter’s (Johann Gottlob
oldest son) place just south of theirs. They borrowed Jacob Ottmar’s
(Johann Gottlob’s son-in-law) plow and harrow. Johann broadcasted
the seed by hand. They planted wheat, barley, oats, Russian red
wheat, spults, hyssop, and some potatoes and watermelons in their
garden. At harvest time Johann cut the grain with a scythe, and
raked it by hand with a wooden rake. He shocked the grain in bundles
and tied it with straw from the grain.
They hauled their water from a well near Black Rock. They watered
their garden and filled their cistern with alkali tasting water.
Johann had a well drilled in 1907 at a cost of $1,000. When the
drillers hit water they lost their tools and spend two weeks trying
to fish them out of the well. They weren’t successful in retrieving
their tools and had to drill another well. The well supplied all
of the water they needed and other homesteaders hauled water from
it as it was sweeter than the Black Rock water.
After the first year they cleared 80 acres by burning the sagebrush.
They bought a John Deere 12 inch gang plow. George’s sister
Caroline plowed with a four horse team. Sometimes the sagebrush
roots were so strong that they would break the plow blade. In the
spring of 1904 they borrowed Ottmar’s seeder to plant the
80 acres. In the fall, John and Jacob Ottmar harvested Johann’s
crop using their header, they put the grain in stacks. Jake Schmauder
(another son-in-law of Johann) had a horse driven threshing machine
that they used to thrash the grain. Johann Hochstatter got the Schmauders
to agree to do the whole harvest for $50. After they arrived for
the harvest they tried to talk Johann into paying them seven cents
per bushel instead. But he held them to their previous agreement
and soothed them with all of the watermelon that they could eat.
Fred Schmauder, the youngest one tended the separator. Christian
Hochstatter, George’s brother and Phillip Gottschalk sewed
the sacks after they were filled with the grain.
Johann G. declared his intention to become a Citizen of the United
States on 29 September 1902 in Circuit Court, Campbell County, South
Dakota. He was naturalized on 13 July 1908 in U. S. District Court,
Eastern District of Washington, Spokane. Certification of Naturalization
No. 72954 includes the following family members: wife, Barbara;
children; Pauline, age 19, Catherine, age 16, and Gotthold, age
10, all of Hicksville, WA.
Johann Gottlob’s daughters attended the Keller school, which
was built in 1904. They stayed with their oldest sister Barbara,
who lived across the road from the school and was married to Jacob
Ottmar. The School was located seven miles from the Hochstatter
homestead on the northeast corner of where the county roads of 8-N.
E. and P-N. E. now intersect.
Most of the above information about Johann Gottlob is from an audio
tape by his youngest son Gotthold (George) Hochstatter( my father).
The following item appeared in the Dakota Freie Presse on November
11, 1909 and reprinted in the Germans from Russia Heritage Review,
No. 20, April 1978.
When my wife and I emigrated from South Russia to Washington, disembarking
at the station of Wilson Creek, I had no idea where to turn. Since
I knew there were already several families from the colony of Neusatz
residing here, I inquired and found they lived 16 miles south of
the station. but no one could tell me the exact place since everything
here was a virgin land. There were as yet no roads and only occasionally
would one find a clapboard shanty on the prairie. However, we finally
succeeded in finding our friends Johann and Jakob Ottmar. How awful
the landscape looked without grass or vegetation! Often you had
to travel four or six miles to get to a well or a low spot for water.
Today, however, it looks entirely different. Johann and Jakob Ottmar
each have their own houses, large barns and other buildings, a windmill,
and orchards and grape vines. Johann Wilging, Jakob and Johann Schmauder,
and Ludwig and Johann Flood immigrated into the area from Bessarabia.
The latter arrived in 1901. All of them have established themselves
beautifully. In the second and third years, schools were built and
church services have been conducted in them. Various preachers served
the community. Even now we still do not have churches. About 20
miles from us is a Congregational Church and some 14 miles east
of Hicksville is another Protestant church which is served by Pastor
Stier. Two years ago in Wilson Creek a church was built.
With best regards.”
Johann died 27 Jun 1918 at his homestead. He is buried in the Rocky
Coulee, Ottmar Cemetery near Wheeler, WA. The local residence refer
to this cemetery as the “Old” Keller Cemetery. The location
of this cemetery is Township 20 North, Range 29 East, Section 26.
Note: His death certificate shows his name as Gotthold, which is
He married Maria Barbara Huether on 7 Nov 1874 in Johannesthal,
So. Russia. Thirteen children were born to this marriage, ten survived
to adulthood. The children are: Johann (1875-1875); Barbara [Ottmar]
(1876-1968); Sophia [Arnold] (1877-1956); John D. (1879-1950); Caroline
[Greenwalt] (1881- 1956); Karl (1882-xxxx); Christian (1887-1970);
Margerethe (1884-1885)l Rosina [Rose] [Dormaier] (1886-before 1941);
Elizabeth [Huether] (1887- 1949); Pauline [Schaal] (1889-1928);
Katherine [Trautman] (1891-1971); and Gotthold [George] (1898-1983)
Maria was born 12 Sep 1854, Peterstal, South Russia. She died 10
Oct 1947 in Colfax, WA. She is buried in the same Cemetery as her
husband Gottlob. Throughout her life she was known as Barbara. It
wasn’t until I saw her birth record did I realize her name
was Maria. She married Frederick Dormaier in 1919 after Johann’s
death. They had no children. Maria and Frederick had a prenuptial
marriage agreement. Maria’s father, Paul Huether, Sr., lived
to be 100 years old.
Johann Gottlob Hochstatter
b. 14 Aug 1852, Alexanderhilf, m. 7 Nov 1874, Johannesthal.
d. 27 Jun 1918, on Homestead 12 miles N.E. of Moses Lake,
Grant County WA.
Marie Barbara Huether b. 12 Sep 1854, Peterstal,
d. 10 Oct 1947, Colfax WA.
|Johann Gottlob Hochstatter Homestead,
Photo taken about 1918-1919. Homestead located 12 miles N. E.
of Moses Lake WA. It remained in the family from 1902 until
Gotthold (George) Hochstatter and Alice M. Joyner
George was the 13th child born to Johann Gottlob and Barbara Huether,
ten of the children lived to adulthood. George was born 20 Jul 1898
in Neusatz, South Russia, he died 14 Nov 1983 in Othello, WA. On
December 18, 1931 George married Alice Macon Joyner, she was born
September 11, 1905 in Steven’s County, near Deer Park, WA.
Her parents were Samuel Madison Joyner and Core Charlotte Fields.
George and Alice raised three sons Herbert George, (me) born at
Ritzville, WA, Samuel Francis, born at Ritzville, WA. and the youngest
Ellis William, born at Wenatchee, WA. They also have eight grandchildren,
two boys and six girls. At the time of George’s death there
were two great grand sons. They celebrated their Golden Wedding
Anniversary on 18 Dec 1981.
George met Alice when she came to work at the Moses Lake Inn for
Loren Harris. After they were married, they lived in a house on
the west side of the Moses Lake Hardware store on the southeast
corner of Broadway and Division street. In 1939, they purchased
a house from Amos Hull, a brother-in-law, and moved in after it
had been renovated and updated. When purchased, it had no indoor
plumbing. It was located at 314 Germania St., later to be renamed
Division St. They lived there until George’s death in 1983.
Alice moved out in 1984 and sold the place. She moved into an apartment
and lived there until her death in 1991.
George started school in the fall of 1908 at the Black Rock School.
The Black Rock School was located at the southwest corner of Section
6, Township 20N, Range 29E at present intersection of roads 11 NE
and M NE. George’s brother John donated the land for the Black
Rock school. John D. Hochstatter, Jr. was only five years old but
still attended at the same time. The school teachers name was Michaelson.
The first school term was for six months and the subsequent terms
for eight months. George read the primer in twenty days with his
sister's tutoring. Later, more homesteaders came and a school house
was built by Charlie Scott, he was from Wilson Creek. The Black
Rock School was eventually merged with the Gloyd School. George
attended school through part of the 6th grade; the school had no
George was more interested in machinery and wheels than class room
learning. He bought some books on gas, steam and marine engines
and studied them to become a mechanic and operator. He knew that
horses were going to be replaced by machines. In 1916 he worked
part time for his brother-in-law Christ Dormaier at the Ford garage
in Ruff, WA. George worked on the farm and the steam stationary
threshing machine. In 1909, George’s brother Christ bought
a threshing machine. The engine was a thirty-six inch Case, model
2530-25 horsepower engine and a 30 horsepower boiler, with 36 inch
drivers on it. In 1919 Christ sold the outfit during harvest and
George stayed close to the separator man and learned all he could
about the separator and the engine. In 1922 and 1923 George operated
the separator and steam traction engine for the new owner and a
Holt-Caterpillar for someone else. He took time off from the Minnewash
Fish Company to do so. In 1917 George helped a farmer put up hay
and cultivate vegetables in Section 14 just east of the town of
Nepple. He worked on a gravel crushing crew connecting the Nepple-Ritzville
highway. Putting on the first gravel in the summer of 1920. He worked
for those contractors for 22 months in eastern Washington. They
were laying gravel on highway 2 between Wilson Creek and Marlin
in October, 1921. He helped install machinery for the work on the
first part of the road fill across Moses Lake. George donated labor
on the first fair building that was located in Nepple where the
S. E. corner of 5th Ave, and Chestnut Streets are now located. During
1923-24 he operated a launch for the Minnewash Fish Company, while
they seined for carp in Moses Lake and shipped, by railroad, forty-six
box car loads to the fish market on the east coast. In the fall
of 1925 he worked for the Western Cold storage in Nepple, loading
apples into box cars. Some years they averaged three thousand car
loads of apples. Fresh produce was not available in the stores,
so on some weekends during harvest the people from the surrounding
counties would drive to Moses Lake to buy fresh vegetables and fruit.
On December 2, 1925, George, his brother John D. and nephew John
D., Jr. purchased property from Ed Dry. They were partners in operating
the Moses Lake Hardware and M and L Garage for many years until
they split the operation in 1944. George operated the hardware store
until he sold it in 1955. His nephew operated the garage. His brother
John retired from the business. George was a Marshall Wells hardware
dealer. The store had a coal burning stove with several chairs around
it, and during the winter the old timers would gather around to
George was very active in the Moses Lake civic arena: He was a
member of the fair board for three years, 1926-1928; a charter member
of the Grant County Historical Society, you can still see some of
his donations at the Museum in Ephrata, WA. George also helped organize
the Grant County Sportsman Club. Since Moses Lake did not have any
game fish in it, in 1927 the state game commission shipped in five
and ten gallon cans of bass and they were planted in the lake. Later
they planted spiny ray fish that had been seined on the Pend Oreille
river. In the 1930’s, Frank Bell of Moses Lake and Ephrata
became state fish commissioner. He shipped several rail car loads
of spiny fish to Moses Lake in care of George. George would then
organize other men to pick up the fish and direct them where to
plant them in Moses Lake. George liked to fish and enjoyed the shade
as he planted a lot of trees along the lake shore. Later the Chamber
of Commerce would sponsor a bass fishing contest. He also helped
organized the first commercial club of Moses Lake, it was known
as the Isaac Walton League and was the fore runner to the chamber
of commerce. George and Ed Hull organized the first Boy Scout Troop
in Moses Lake in 1931. It was Troop 46, and all three of George’s
sons were eventual members of this troop.
He was an active member of the Odd Fellows and Rebekah Lodges.
While with the Odd Fellows he was active in improvements at Pioneer
Memorial Gardens Cemetery, where both he and Alice are buried. In
the early to mid 1950’s George was active in the Eagles Lodge,
cooking for the Saturday night dances and supplying gallons of homemade
dill pickles to go with the hamburgers. The cucumbers used in the
pickles were from his own garden.
After Neppel was incorporated as Moses Lake in 1938,
George was selected the first fire chief, and served
for four years. In 1958 he was honored for 20 years
of service with the fire department. He was a volunteer
fireman until retiring in 1965 at age 67, he then
became an honorary firemen for life. Before there
was a fire department, George’s hardware store
was about the only place in town that had fire extinguishers.
When there was a fire, someone would stop at the hardware
store and take the fire extinguishers to fight the
fire. Most people did not want to spend the money
for a fire extinguisher.
When Moses Lake was incorporated, it did not have any fire fighting
equipment. Funds were found and George sold Moses Lake six extinguishers
at his cost. They were placed throughout town at various businesses.
In 1942 when the water mains were installed, the city purchased
fire hoses. The volunteer fireman built a hose cart to carry the
hose and fire extinguishers. The first fireman to arrive at the
station would sound the siren and the first one there with a trailer
hitch on their vehicle would hook up the cart and the other men
would pile on and off they went to fight the fire. Sometimes the
only thing left was the lot where the structure had been standing.
Later the first fire truck was purchased with government funds and
the generous donations of local merchants who purchased tickets
to the annual fireman’s ball. At the fireman’s ball
George was always busy in the kitchen acting as the cook.
During World War II, George and Alice put in 18 hour days in the
store. They were busy supplying the needs of the contractors and
workers at the Moses Lake Air Base, later it was renamed Larson
Air Force Base. They also were supplying the needs of the local
farmers and other people in the area. Tools and supplies were scarce
and sometimes unavailable because of the war effort.
After George sold the hardware business and moved out in 1955,
he worked three summers for the Grant County Housing Authority at
the project that was located where McCosh park is now located in
Moses Lake. He also kept busy in the summers working in his garden
that was located on the N. E. corner of Seventh and Division streets.
He always raised more than he and Alice could use and gave away
or sold lots of his vegetables, flowers, trees, and shrubs. His
vegetables won several blue ribbons at the Grant County Fair. His
nursery supplied a lot of the non-fruit trees to Charles Brown,
who started the town of George Washington, located southeast of
Quincy. As you drive between Moses Lake and Ellensburg on Interstate
90 you can see the size of some of the trees to the south. George
was an active bee man, keeping several dozen colonies of bees from
which he extracted the honey and sold it. In the winter, George
continued repairing oil stoves and furnaces. Marshall Wells had
trained him for this in 1927 and had yearly training sessions that
he attended. He finally retired for good in 1978 when he was approaching
the age of 80.
In 1957, when his son Sam graduated from Southern California Bible
College, George and Alice took their first vacation since being
married and attended the ceremony in Costa Mesa, CA. George did
not like being idle for long so he helped out by trimming some of
the shrubs on the campus.
George was instrumental in organizing the first Hochstatter/Dormaier
picnic/reunion in Moses Lake in 1963. In 2003 this gathering celebrated
the 40th anniversary of the event. Over the years it has been held
in Moses Lake or the Yakima area.
During all these years George leased the Hochstatter homestead,
which he had inherited from his mother at the time of her death.
|Gotthold (George) Hochstatter
with two horses on the homestead, taken before 1919. George,
b. 20 Jul 1898, Nuesatz, Grossliebental. m. Alice Macon Joyner
of Deer Park WA, 18 Dec 1931, He. 14 Nov 1983, Othello WA, buried
at Moses Lake WA.
George with four horse team.
On the homestead. Taken before
|George and a team of horses.
Plowing on the homestead, taken before 1919.
|George, feeding the chickens.
On the homestead, taken before 1919.
Christ Hochstatter's threshing crew. Crew
posing with cook crew and
thrashing machine. Taken before 1919.
|Christ Hochstatter's threshing
crew. Hanging around the cook shack, waiting for lunch. Christ
is George’s older brother. George is on the far right.
Taken before 1919.
|Moses Lake Hardware store. Purchased
by George, his oldest brother, John, and nephew John Jr. George
is standing in front of the store and John Jr. is infront of
garage, near the car. George and John Sr. operated the store
and John Jr. the garage. George was involved with the store
for over 30 years.
|Abandoned Hochstatter homestead.
Taken sometime in the early 1950’s.
Paul Huether, Sr. and Maria (Anna) Margaretha
Paul Sr. was the sixth child of Johann Ludwig Jacob Huether and
Barbara Margareth Zechmeister. He was born 6 Feb 1830 in Peterstal
and died on 13 Mar in Eugene OR. He married Maria (Anna ) Margaretha
Christmann on 25 May 1852 in Freudental. Paul was a shoe maker in
Paul is listed two places in the Peterstal Liebental District Odessa
1858 census. He is listed in house #23 as a member of Widow Barbara
(Zechmeister) Huether's household and his own house #26 with his
wife Margaretha and three children. Paul is also listed twice in
the Peterstal Liebental District Odessa 1841-1860 Church Family
Book. He is listed on page 73 with his wife and five children and
page 85 as a member of his mother’s family.
Paul and two of his brothers, Ludwig and Simon, immigrated to the
United States. Paul and his wife left Neusats, South Russia, where
they had moved in 1858 and immigrated to Menno, SD in 1889 before
going to Mound City, SD where he homesteaded, they filed claims
in Blessing Township, Campbell County, SD.
Paul and his wife, Maria, had 14 children. My grandmother, Maria
Barbara, was their second child. Paul was married twice; there were
no children by the second wife. Paul was one of the people instrumental
in organizing the Odessa Reformed Church in Sutley, Campbell County,
SD. Paul is listed on the South Dakota 1900 Federal Census as living
in Campbell County, Blessing Township.
After the death of his second wife, Louisa (Rosa) Christmann Hettich,
in 1905, he moved to the state of Washington to live with family
members. Paul’s two brothers also homesteaded in SD and remained
there until they died.
Maria was born 12 Oct 1832 in Freudental. It is believed that she
died in about 1891 in Campbell County, SD. She may be buried in
an unmarked grave in the Odessa Reformed Church Cemetery, Sutley,
SD. Although according to the Java, SD Centennial Memories, 1900-2000,
page 155, Maria and daughter Louise died in 1889 and were buried
in Menno, SD.
Paul Huether Jr. and Katherina Riedlinger/Katherine T. Becker
Paul Jr. was born 19 Jan 1853 in Peterstal and died 8 Sep 1918 near
Moses Lake, WA. He is buried in the Rocky Coulee, Ottmar Cemetery
near Wheeler, WA. The local residents refer to this cemetery as
the “Old” Keller Cemetery. Paul married twice, he married
Katherina Elisabeth Riedlinger on 27 Dec 1977 in Johannesthal. They
had six children.
Katharine was born 18 Dec 1854 in Grossliebental and died in Campbell
County, SD on 4 Feb 1892. She left him with six motherless children.
Her obituary is listed in “A Collection of Obituaries from
Campbell County, SD and southwestern Emmons County, ND,” by
He married Katherine T. Becker 12 Mar 1892 in Campbell County,
SD. She was born 23 Sep 1868 in Kassel and died 18 Sep 1948 at Walla
Walla, WA. She is buried in the same Cemetery as Paul Jr. They had
Paul immigrated to the United States in March 1889 and homesteaded
in Campbell County, SD in 1893. He homesteaded Section 14, Township
N, Range 75 W. Paul and his family are on the SD 1900 Federal Census
and living in Campbell County, SD.
In 1908 Paul and his family moved to Washington state, near Moses
Lake. The 1920 Federal Census for Grant County, WA lists the family
name as Hertether.
|Paul Huether Sr. b. 6 Feb 1830,
Peterstal, m. (1st.) Maria (Anna) Margaretha Christmann, 25
May 1852, Freudental; (2nd.) Louisa (Rosa) Christmann Hettich,
about 1891, South Dakota. He died 31 Mar 1930, Eugene OR.
|Four generations Back row right-Paul
Sr.; left-Paul Jr.; front row right-Christian, son of Paul Jr.;
left-Reinhold, son of Christian. Picture taken about 1915.
|Paul Jr. with second wife, Katherine
T. Becker and family. Back row, L-R; Henry, Chris, John, Magdalene,
Katherine, and Rose. Front row, L-R; Caroline, mother Katherine
holding Margaret, and Paul Jr. holding Barbara. Paul. b. 19
Jan 1853, Peterstal, d. 8 Sep 1918, near Moses lake WA. Paul
married (1st) Katherine Riedlinger, b. 18 Dec 1854, Grossliebental,
d. 4 Feb 1892, Campbell County SD, They had 6 children. Married
(2nd) Katherine T. Becker, 12 Mar 1892. Campbell County SD,
b. 23 Sep 1868, Kassel, d. 18 Sep 1948 Walla Walla WA. They
had 10 children.
|Maria Barbara Celebrating 90th
birthday, 12 Sep 1944. b. 12 Sep 1854, Peterstal, m. Johann
Gottlob Hochstatter 7 Nov 1874, Johannestal, d. 10 Oct 1947,
Christian, was born 26 Jan 1885; Nuesatz and died 15 Nov 1956,
Walla Walla, WA. He married Elizabeth Hochstatter (my aunt) 5 Jan
1907 at Rathdrum ID. She was born 7 Nov 1887, South Russia and died
10 Jan 1949, Whitman County, WA. They had five children. Both Christian
and Elizabeth are buried in the IOOF Evergreen Cemetery, Rosalia,
Christian immigrated to the United States in 1890 and received
his naturalization in 1912.
Reinhold (Rheinhart) Christian Huether
Rhienhold was born in 1909 in Washington state and died 19 Sep
1954, Spokane, Spokane County, WA , buried in Holy Rosary Cemetery,
Whitman County, WA. He married Patricia Dowling, and they had five