William Herzkey Tombow
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Catherine Tombow

Female 1842 - 1894  (52 years)


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  • Name Catherine Tombow 
    Born 4 May 1842  E. Lampeter, Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 Aug 1894  Harmon, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Riverside Cemetery Mennonite Section, Sterling, IL, Row 5, Lot 18 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I04326  Tombeau Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2007 

    Father William Herzkey Tombow,   b. 6 Jul 1813, Lampeter, Lancaster Co. PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1865, Sterling, Whiteside Co. IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Rohrer,   b. 13 Jul 1818, Lancaster Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1853, E. Lampeter, Lancaster Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married Abt 1838  Lancaster Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Delp, Sr.,   b. 28 Mar 1838, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1910, Sterling, Whiteside County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 28 Feb 1865  Whiteside County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Aaron Delp,   d. in infancy Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Ida May Delp,   b. in infancy Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Roy Delp,   b. in infancy Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Salome Delp,   b. in infancy Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Phares Thomas Delp,   b. 29 Jul 1867, Geneseo Whiteside Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1949, Fergus Falls, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +6. Elizabeth Delp,   b. 1869, Jordan Twp., Whiteside Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1904  (Age < 35 years)
     7. Lydia Delp,   b. 1870,   d. Aft 1920, Dixon, IL (?) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)
    +8. Theodore Delp,   b. 7 Feb 1871, Penrose, IL (farm) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1942, Sterling, Whiteside Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +9. Mary Delp,   b. 5 May 1873, Whiteside CountyCo., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1920, Rock Falls, IL (in home fire) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +10. Emma Delp,   b. 3 Jan 1877, Whiteside County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1960, burial: Oakland Cemetery, Woodstock,IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     11. Franklin Delp,   b. 1879, Whiteside County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1981, Whiteside County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years)
    +12. Lucetta ("Lettie") Delp,   b. 6 Mar 1881, Jordan Twp., Whiteside Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1965, Coleta, Lee County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +13. Amanda Delp,   b. 14 Dec 1883, Lee County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1958, Sterling, IL (Oak Knoll Memorial Park from Sterling Menonite Chruch) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +14. John Delp, Jr.,   b. 19 Jul 1887, Harmon, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1966, Arco, Lincoln Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     15. Katherine Delp,   b. 1893, Lee County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950, Woodstock, Lee County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Family ID F1620  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Death Certificate for Catherine Tombow Delp
    Death Certificate for Catherine Tombow Delp
    Tombeau/Delp Burials in the Mennonite section of the Riverside Cemetery, Rock Falls/Sterling, IL
    Tombeau/Delp Burials in the Mennonite section of the Riverside Cemetery, Rock Falls/Sterling, IL

    Histories
    Brief Information About the Delp Family
    Brief Information About the Delp Family
    Excerpt from "Delps Galore: A Gathering of Genealogical Information Concerning Several Delp Lines" compiled by Leonard A. Delp

  • Notes 
    • The Descendants of Catherine Tombow and John Delp, Sr.

      II-4: Catherine Tombow is the fourth of the nine children of William Tombow, Jr., and Elizabeth Rohrer of Lancaster County, E. Lampeter, PA She was the granddaughter of the of the founding couple, William Tombos, a Dutch immigrant, and Mary Ann Herzkey, of German descent.

      She was probably named after her paternal aunt, Catherine Tombow Wilson.

      The evidence that she is the daughter of William Tombow, Jr., and Elizabeth Rohrer is found in three separate records: in the 1852-55 Lancaster County (PA) Register of Births, Deaths, and Marriages on the occasion of her younger brother William's birth in 1852. Secondly, she is mentioned as an heir to her father's estate in the 1865 Court proceedings in the Whiteside County (IL) Circuit Court to settle his estate (Letters of Administration). The third mention occurs in the papers filed by David F. Kauffman in Whiteside County Circuit Court on 2 March 1904 against the heirs of William Tombow, Jr., to obtain clear title to William's property in Sterling (IL). The details of this case may be found in the Family History in the section narrating the events in the life of William Tombow, Jr.

      At that time, Catherine was deceased so that her own children had become heirs to William's estate.

      The first sight of Catherine Tombow is found in the 1850 Federal Census of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The entry was recorded 28 August 1850 for dwelling #115 of E. Lampeter Township, PA. The family name is misspelled Dombo, a Germanic corruption of Tombo.

      Dombo, William, 36 years old, laborer, born in PA, real estate value: $700. Dombo, Elizabeth, 32 years old, born in PA. Dombo, Catherine, 5 years old, born in PA. Dombo, John, 2 years old, born in PA Dombo, Jacob, 1 year old, born in Pennsylvania.

      This entry would suggest that Catherine was born in 1845.

      Catherine's older brother, Samuel, and older sister, Mary, are listed in their grandfather's home. Another sister, Elizabeth, is found in yet another household in Manheim Township, Lancaster County. Her younger sister Lydia has not yet been locate in this census. Catherine's father did not appear close to his children and they are often found in the Federal Censuses in the homes of strangers.

      After the death of Catherine's mother, Elizabeth Rohrer, in early 1853, when Catherine was only 8 years old, her father, William Tombow, Jr., sold his property and settled in Whiteside County, IL, in the city of Sterling in 1856, according to Lydia Tombow Fluck, William's daughter.

      It is not known whether she was one of the chidren he took with him or left behind in Lancaster. However, she does appear in the 1860 Federal Census for Whiteside Count, IL. Like all of her other brothers and sisters, she is found in the home of an apparent acquaintance of her father. The handwriting in this census is bad and her name in this entry has been contorted to "Cass Tornbow" (Sterling Township, p.406, entry 3073/2856).

      Benjamin Weaver, age 29, male, farmer, $1100 real estate, born in PA. Barbara " age 27, female, born in PA. Martha A. " age 3, female, born in IL Mary E. " age 1, female born in IL Andrew Hawes 9?), age 19, male, farm laborer, born in PA. Cass Tornbow age 16, fenale, domestic, born in PA.

      Catherine was probably baby sitter and servant to the the family with which she lives.

      On 28 February 1865, approximately 20 years old, Catherine marries John Delp in Whiteside County, IL (Lic. No. 1243)

      The ancestry of John Delp will be found in Leonard Delp's Delps Galore. In this work the author states John Delp's birth date is 27 March 1838, but does not state his source for that date.

      The Civil War records at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., do not contain a record of his service in the Civil War. Family tradition in this branch of the family states that he and his wife Catherine were devout members of the Reformed Mennonite Church. Beliefs of the Menonite Church prevent members from going to war. This probably explains the lack of a record as John would have been a conscientious objector.

      His granddaughter, Judy Delp of Arco, MN, states that because of his Mennonite beliefs john did not like pictures taken.

      The young couple are recorded in the Illinois State Census for 1865. The entry was found in Jordan Township, Whiteside County:

      John Delp: 1 male (20-30); 1 female (20-30); no children are listed.

      Another entry is found for the couple in the 1870 Federal Census for Whiteside County, Jordan Township, entry 11/11:

      John Delp, age 32, born in PA, estate of $2,000, personal property of $650, farm laborer. Cassiah (Catherine), age 25, born in PA Thomas (for Pharas Thomas), 3 years, born in IL Elizabeth, age 2, born in IL

      John and Catherine Tombow Delp are found again in Jordan Towship in the 1880 Federal Census for Whiteside County, entry 105/112:

      Delp, John, age 41, farmer, born in PA as were both parents Catherine, age 36, wife, born in Pa as were both parents Pharas, age 12, son, farm laborer, born in IL. Elizabeth, age 11, daughter, born in IL. Lydia, age 10, daughter, born in IL. Theodore, age 9, son, born in IL. Mary, age 7, daughter, born in IL. Emma, age 2, daughter, born In IL. Franklin, age 1, son, born in IL.

      Leonard Delp, in Delps Galore states that Franklin in this entry was born in 1879 (1880 Census) and died in September, 1881 (County Deaths).

      The couple's last four children, Lucetta ("Lettie"), Kate, Amanda, and John, Jr., are not yet born as of this census.

      Somewhere between 1880 and 1890 John and Catherine Tombow Delp apparently moved with their large family from Jordan Township in Whiteside County, IL., to neighboring Lee County, south of Dixon. John does not appear on the 1890 tax lists for Whiteside County and a narrative supplied to this writer by the descendants of John and Catherine's daughter, Loucetta ("Lettie"), indicates that Loucetta, born in 1881, attended rural schools south of Dixon.

      According to Margaret Burmeister, a daughter-in-law of Emma Delp Burmeister, Catherine Tombow died at the age of 50, making the year of death about 1895. The Henry Grobe branch of the Delp family states the year is 1894.

      Mrs. Margaret Burmeister recalls the situation at the time of Catherine Tombow Delp's death in a note to this writer:

      "Emma Delp Burmeister's mother (Catherine Tombow) died at fifty and Emma had to take over everything, cooking, baking and sewing. She made a vest for (her) father. She carried her brother John to school to get him to go. Her older sisters would help, but wouldn't take over."

      Emma Would have been 16 to 17 years old at the time of her mother's death.

      John Delp died in 1910, according to the Henry Grobe branch of the Delp Family. Leonard Delp, in Delps Galore, states that John's death occurred 21 October 1912. He does not state his source for this date.

      John Delp was alive during the summer of 1910 as he is found in his son Theodore's household in Sterling, age 71, (Ward 1, entry 352/353, 1910 Federal Census, Whiteside County, IL).

      John Delp and Catherine Tombow had the following children: Pharas Delp, Elizabeth Delp, Lydia Delp, Theodore Delp, Mary Delp, Emma Delp, Franklin Delp, Lucetta Delp, Amanda Delp, Kate Delp, and John Delp, according to Leonard Delp in Delps Galore. The first seven have been confirmed by the 1870 and 1880 Federal Censuses and the last four by personal knowledge of the Delp Family descendants in Dixon, IL. Four other children, for a total of 15, are also said to have been born of this couple, but died in infancy: Aaron Delp, Ida May Delp, Salome Delp, and Roy Delp (Information supplied in the narratives and charts drafted by members of the Henry and Lucetta (Lettie") Delp Grobe descendants.)

      II-4-1: Pharas Thomas Delp was born 29 July 1867 in Geneseo, IL, and died 4 June 1949 in Fergus Falls, MN, according to his obituary published on p.4, col. 5, of the 9 June 1949 Ivanhoe (MN) Times. In his last years, Pharas suffered from Alzheimer's Disease, according to his neice, Judy Delp, with whom he lived in his last years. His hospitalization occured as the result of his wandering at night and mental confusion secondary to the illness.

      Pharas was a life time bachelor and farmer. In 1904, he resided in Milford, Iowa, according to the legal proceedings to settle his grandfather, William Tombow, Jr.'s estate.

      Pharas was joined by his younger brother, John Delp, Jr., in Milford a few years later and they became life long partners in farming. The two brothers moved to Brookings County in South Dakota, near the town of White to continue farming there. They then moved on to Hendricks, MN, and then to Lincoln County, MN, near the town of Arco, in 1914 (County Atlas). Here the two brothers continued to rent farms until John bought a farm in 1942 near Arco, MN, which his two shildren, Judy and Aaron Delp still own, according to Judy.

      Pharas suffered from severe stomach ulcers requiring part of his stomach to be removed, according to his niece, and had poor health thereafter.

      Pharas was buried from the Bethany-Elim Lutheran Church in Ivanhoe and interred in Arco Cemetery. He has a head stone.

      II-4-2: Elizabeth Delp, born in 1868 (1870 Census) or 1869 (1880 Census). married William Grobe, born 1867, son of William Grobe and Elvena Swismitch, according to Stella M. Grobe, a Lee County (IL) genealogist. This same source reports the following information in a letter to this writer, dated 30 May 199l, from 612 Second Ave., Dixon, IL 6102l:

      William and Elizabeth Delp Grobe had a daughter, Etta Grobe. Etta is the only heir of her mother mentioned in the 1904 legal proceedings against the heirs of William Tombow, Jr., If there were other children from this marriage, they died in infancy.

      II-4-2-1: Etta Grobe married Wilbur Spielman. This couple had 7-8 children. They were divorced. Etta Grobe remarried to Harold Durham and had one child. Etta Grobe Durham died in Elgin State Hospital in 1967 and is buried in a single lot in Dixon's Oakwood Cemetery.

      (The Spielman name was erroneously linked as the husband of Etta's mother, Elizabeth Delp, in Leonard Delp's Delps Galore.)

      In 1904, Etta Grobe was in Cottonwood County, Jeffers, MN, with her father William Grobe, according to the legal proceedings started in 1904 by David Kauffman to get a clear title to the property of William Tombow, Jr. (Etta's great-grandfather). As Etta is an heir, Elizabeth Delp Grobe, her mother, died before 1904.

      No further information is known about this branch of the family at this writing.

      II-4-3: Lydia Delp is the third child of John Delp, Sr., and Catherine Tombow. She was born in 1870 (1880 Census). She lived into adulthood, but did not marry. She is believed to be buried in Riverside Cemetery in Whiteside County, IL, or in Pine Grove Cemetery in Lee County.

      However, an inquiry with the Riverside Cemetery indicated no record of her burial there and a list of stones in the Pine Grove Cemetery found in the Dixon, IL, Library does not mention Lydia's name either. She could, of course, be buried without a marker.

      II-4-4: Theodore Delp is the fourth child of John Delp, Sr., and Catherine Tombow. He was born in 187l (1880 Census).

      An entry appears for him in the 1900 Federal Census as follows (Sterling, IL, entry 162/163, Household of Richard Covel):

      Delp, Theodore, male, age 28, single, laborer, born in IL, parents born in PA.

      The marriage records of Whiteside County indicate that he married Cora Moates on 24 December 1901.

      Leonard Delp in his Delps Galore indicates the births of two children from from the County Birth Records:

      II-4-4-1: Florence Delp, born 25 July 1905

      II-4-4-2: Ralph T. delp, born March, l9l9.

      A 1910 Federal Census of Whiteside County has the following entry for Theodore and his family in Sterling, Ward 1 (entry 325/352):

      Delp, Theodore, male, age 37, married, works in a wire mill factory Cora, female, age 28, married, wife, born in IL, father in Ohio, mother in KY. Elsie, female, age 4. daughter, born IL as were parents John, male, age 71, widower, father, born in PA, parents in Ohio

      This last entry suggests that John Delp, Sr., spent his last years with his son, Theodore, as his death occurred in 1910 or 1912.

      Theodore Delp died 10 January 1942, according to Leonard Delp in Delps Galore. The Interment Index for Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, indicates his date of interment as 13 January 1942 in Section 18, Lot 1702, Grave 3.

      II-4-5: Mary Delp was the fifth child of John Delp, Sr., and Catherine Tombow. She was born in 1873 (1880 Census).

      There appears to be an entry for her in the 1900 Federal Census in the city of Sterling, ward 4, in the household of the Russell Bell Family, entry 3/3:

      Delp, Mary, female, age 27, single, servant.

      The Whiteside County Marriage records indicate that she was married to Lester Coffey on 17 February 1901.

      In 1904 Mary and her husband were living in Spirit Lake, Iowa, according to the legal proceedings brought by David Kauffman against the heirs of William Tombow, Jr., in order to get clear title to William's property.

      According to Judy Delp, her niece, she divorced her husband, and subsequently died in a house fire.

      The divorce must have taken place around 1910 as she is found living with her sister Amanda's family in the Federal Census of that year.

      The listing is the household of Oliver Boyer in Sterling, IL, ward 1, entry 195/196. In the household are Mary's sister Amanda and Amanda's four children: Cora, Roy, William, and Dora.

      Mary appears to have a 1 year old daughter at this time named Marjorie. Marjorie's father is listed as born in Texas. Marjorie was born in Iowa (1909). Mary is noted to be a housekeeper in the home.

      Marjorie's birth certificate may be rcecorded in Spirit Lake, Iowa or its County Seat.

      The Divorce Records in the Whiteside County Court House will probably provide more information about Mary, Lester and their child(ren).

      II-4-6: Emma Delp was the sixth child of John Delp, Sr., and Catherine Tombow. She was born on 3 January 1877 according to her daughter-in-law, Margaret Burmeister, 300 Chestnut, Woodstock, IL 60098.

      Emma appears to have an entry in the 1900 Federal Census with the Charles N. Russell Family in Sterling, IL, ward 3, entry 183/190:

      Delp, Emma, female, age 21, servant, born in IL, parents born in PA.

      The following information has been supplied by Margaret Burmeister, mentioned above.

      Emma married on September 2l (year unknown) in Lee County, Dixon, IL. to Henry Burmeister, Jr, born 17 December 1870 in Walnut, IL, the son of Henry Burmeister Sr., and Catherine Bower. Henry, Jr., was a farmer. He died in May, 1950, and is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Woodstock, IL, next to his wife Emma, who died 24 June 1960.

      Emma Delp and Henry Burmeister, Jr., had three children: Russell Burmeister, Elmer Burmeister, and Glenn Eugene Burmeister.

      II-4-6-1 Russell Burmeister died of spinal meningitis at the age of six months in Longmont, Colorado, where he is buried.

      II-4-6-2: Elmer Burmeister was born 3 january 1907 in Woodstock, IL. He married Arlene Hobe in 1929. Elmer died on 27 December 1962 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Woodstock, IL. His wife, Arlene, remarried to Mr Elfert. She was living in 1990.

      Elmer Burmeister and Arlene Hobe had two children: Roland Glenn Burmeister and Brian Burmeister.

      II-4-6-2-1: Roland Glenn Burmeister, born 25 July 1932. Roland Glenn Burmeister lives at 5 South 070 Pebblewood Drive, Apt. F6, Naperville, IL 60540. Telephone: (H) 1-708-983-8748; (W) 1-708-462-4000. Roland

      II-4-6-2-1: Brian Burmeister, the second child of Elmer Burmiester and Arlene Hobe, was born 11 December 1940. Brian married Linda Richert, born 22 October 1947 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Rgginald Richert and Lorraine Feltz. Brian and Linda were married 18 May 1974. He is a commercial print representative. Linda is a costomer services representative.. They reside at 7921 Valley Flores Drive, Canoga Park, CA, 91304. They have one adopted son, David Burmeister, born 25 March 1967 in Danville, KY.

      II-4-6-3 Glenn Eugene Burmeister, the third child of Henry Burmeister, Jr. and Emma Delp, was born 11 July 1915 in Woodstock, IL. He married 19 June 1937 in Woodstock, IL, Margaret Evelyn Kline, born 30 December 1913 in Woodstock, IL, the daughter of Joseph Kline and Eva Kline. Glen Eugene was a farmer and manager of a bowling lanes.

      Glenn Eugene Burmeister and Margaret Evelyn Kline had two children: Eugene Glenn Burmeister and Peggy Jean Burmeister.

      II-4-6-3-1: Eugene Glenn Burmeister, born 2-10-1939, married Sally Lou Shales, born 17 November 1938 in Elgin, IL, the daughter of George and Mildred Shales. They were married on 14 October 1960 in Elgin, IL. Eugene is a manager of Arkey Co. Eugene and Sally Burmeister reside at 3511 Crest Court, Franklin, Wisconsin 53132.

      Eugene and Sally Shales Burmeister had three children: Lance, Lane, and David Burmeister.

      II-4-6-3-1-1 Lance Burmeister, born 18 December 196l at Elgin, IL, married 21 September 1985 in Woodstock, IL, Kelly Biscomb, the daughter of William and Lois Biscomb. Lance and Kelly Burmeister reside at 2629 Wingate, Aurora, IL 60504. Lance and Kelly Biscomb Burmesiter have one son, Dane William Burmeister.

      II-4-6-3-1-1-1: Dane William Burmeister, born 5 April 1989.

      II-4-6-3-1-2: Lane Burmeister, the second son of Eugene Glenn Burmeister and Sally Lous Shales, was born 4 July 1964 in Woodstock, IL. Resides with parents.

      II-4-6-3-1-2: David Burmeister, the third son of Eugene Glenn and Sally Lou Shales Burmeister, was born 13 May 1966 in Woodstock, IL. He resides in Woodstock.

      II-4-6-3-2: Peggy Jean Burmeister, the second child of Glenn Eugene Burmeister and Margaret Evelyn Kline, was born 1 March 1948 in Woodstock, IL. Single. She is employed as a school psychologist in Highland Park, IL. She resides at 6809 Bull Valley Road, McHenry, IL 60050.

      II-4-7: Franklin Delp, the seventh child of John Delp, Sr., and Cetherine Tombow, was born in 1879 (1880 Census) and died in September 1881, according to Leonard Delp in his book Delps Galore.

      II-4-8: Lucetta Delp, the eighth child of John Delp, Sr. and Catherine Tombow, was born 6 March 1881, according to a family history sent to me by Elsie Kraft, 2056 Peek Home Road, Dixon, IL, 61021.

      She was known as "Lettie" to her descedants. She was probably born in Jordan Township in Whiteside County, IL, but in early childhood her fam- ly must have moved to neighboring Lee County, as she went to elementary schools south of Dixon, according to the family history sent to me and includes with this History.

      Lettie married 19 September 1901 in Dixon, IL, Henry Grobe, born 19 May 1880, the son of John Christian Grobe, who immigrated from Saxon, Germany, and Barbra Ellen Smith.

      The life of Henry and Lettie Delp Grobe is told in a family narrative attached to this history and will not be recapitulated here.

      Henry Grobe died 23 September 1950. Lettie Delp Grobe died 13 May 1965. Both are buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Lee County, IL.

      Lettie Delp and Henry Grobe had ll children:

      II-4-8-1: Russel Grobe, born 3 August 1902 and died 19 May 1983.

      II-4-8-2: Ellen Grobe Harden, born 30 September 1903, died 10 December 1975.

      II-4-8-3: Roy T. Grobe, born 7 June 1905, died 15 March 1988. Married Mildred A. Drew, born 1907, died 1978. Children included: Elsie L. Grobe and Earnest Grobe, 22 November 1936 and died 3 July 1987. All deceased family members are buried in Sugar Grove AKA Palmyra Cemetery, Palmyra Township, Lee County, IL.

      II-4-8-4: Ida Grobe Levan, born 27 September 1906, died 18 September 1989.

      II-4-8-5: Betty Grobe Bohn, born 8 February 1907.

      II-4-8-6: John Grobe, born 4 March 1910.

      II-4-8-7: Henry Grobe, born 31 May 1912, died 21 Janaury 1981.

      II-4-8-8: Earl Grobe, born 16 february 1915.

      II-4-8-9: Dorothy Grobe Bosshart, born 30 january 1917.

      II-4-8-10: Lorraine Grobe Elsasser, born 18 August 1923.

      II-4-8-11: Harold Grobe, born 21 March 1925, died 31 March 1925; burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lee County, IL.

      The above members of the the Grobe family appear to have settled near each other in a family compound near Dixon, IL.

      II-4-9: Amanda Delp, the ninth child of John Delp, Sr., and Catherine Tombow, was born in 1886 (1910 Federal Census)

      Reference to Amanda and her family is found in the 1910 Federal Census of Whiteside County, IL, Sterling, Ward 1, entry 195/196:

      Boyer, Oliver, male, age 31, married, factory implement worker, born in IL, parents born in OH.

      Amanda, female, age 24, married, wife, born IL, parents in PA. Cora, female, age 7, born in Iowa Roy, male, age 6, born in Iowa William, male, age 4, born in Iowa Dora, female, age 7 months, born Iowa.

      Also in this entry is found her sister, Mary Delp Coffey, age 32, housekeeper, with her one year old daughter, Marjorie. Mary may have been divorcing her husband, Lester Coffey, at this time, and required a place to stay.

      Amanda and her family were in Lamoni, Iowa, in 1904, according to the legal proceedings brought against the heirs of William Tombow, Jr, her maternal grandfather, by David Kauffman to get a clear title to Willam Tombow's property. The story of this matter is told elsewhere in this history narrating the life of William Tombow, Jr.

      This may explain where in Iowa her children were born and the age of the last child, Dora (7 months) indicates they had only recently returned from Iowa to Sterling.

      Amanda Boyer died in the 1950's according to her grandniece, Elsie Kraft, and is buried in Sterling, IL.

      II-4-10: Kate Delp, the tenth child of John Delp, Sr., and Catherine Tombow, was born in 1893 and died in 1950 (Her tombstone in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lee County, IL). Kate farmed with her two brothers, Pharas and John Delp in Minnesota during the late 1920'a and early 1930's. However, as she began interfering with the courtship of her brother John and his finacee, Martha Sukr, she returned to Illinois, where she lived with her sister Emma in Woodstock, IL, until she died, according to her niece, Judy Delp of Arco, MN. Kate Delp never married.

      II-4-11: John Delp, Jr., the eleventh child of John Delp, Sr., and Catherine Tombow, was born in Harmon, IL, in 1897, according to his daughter, Judy Delp, who supplied the information in this entry to the writer in a letter dated 14 December 1990 and while visiting her in the Summer of 1991.

      After 1904 John followed his brother to Milford, Iowa, where the two became life time partners in farming. They moved from there to a farm in Brookings County, near White, MN. Their next farm was in Hendricks, MN, where John met his future wife, Martha Sukr.

      John had a great love of farming according to his daughter, but he did enlist in the army during World War I and fought in Argonne Forest, France. He served from 1918 to 1919. Since he was in Arco from 1914 on, John probably enlisted from Lincoln County, MN.

      Judy tells of one incident in the War that left John bitter and that was the fact that he had a defective gas mask and told his commanding officer. As they did not believe him, his eyes were burned badly when he was gassed. Judy states he never sought compensation for this accident, despite his bitterness about it.

      Judy also states that he was a devoted family man.

      John Delp, Jr., and Martha Sukr were married 5 March 1931 in Ivanhoe, MN. The couple lived in Lincoln County, MN for all of their married life. John and his brother, Pharas rented farms until John bought a farm near Arco, MN in 1942.

      Judy Delp states that her aunt Kate Delp farmed with her brothers for a time until her interference in the courtship of her brother John, by hiding letters from Martha to him, forced her to return to Woodstock, IL.

      John Delp, Jr., and Martha Sukr had two children: Aaron Delp and Judy Delp.

      II-4-11-l: Aaron Delp was born near Arco, MN, on 31 January 1932. Single Lives on his parents' farm near Arco, MN 56113.

      II-4-11-2: Judy Delp was born 4 August 1941 near Arco, MN. Single. Lives with brother, Aaron, on her parents' farm, near Arco, MN 56113. She graduated from Ivanhoe (MN) Public High School.

      John Delp, Jr. died suddenly on 6 January 1966 and his wife Martha Sukr Delp died 8 October 1970 from complications associated with diabetes. They are buried in the Arco Cemetery and their grave is marked with a stone.

      Compiled and written by:
      Patrick L. Tombeau
      April, 1993