Charles “Karl, Jr.” VOELSCH1871 - 1941 (69 years)
Name Charles “Karl, Jr.” VOELSCH Born 26 Nov 1871 Germany Gender Male Died 6 Jan 1941 Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Buried 9 Jan 1941 Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Notes
- Ancestry World Tree entry lists name as “Karl Jr. Voelsch.”
From “History of Minnehaha County”, by Dana R. Bailey, Brown & Saenger, Sioux Falls, 1899:
“Charles Voelsch is a native of Germany and was born November 26, 1871. He emigrated with his parents to the United States in 1881 who settled in Wall Lake Township taking up a homestead and tree claim in Sections 6 and 18. Carl Voelsch, his father, died in 1891 and the subject of this sketch has since purchased 160 acres adjoining the old homestead and his good farm. He has been assessor of Wall Lake Township three years and is a good citizen.”
1900 Census: SD, Minnehaha County, Wall Lake Township:
Volcsh, Charles, Head, born Nov. 1871, age 28, single.
1910 Census: SD, Minnehaha County, Wall Lake Township:
Voelsch, Charles, head, 38, first marriage, married for seven years, born in Germany, father and mother born in Germany;
Amelia, wife, 21, first marriage, married for 7 years, born in Pennsylvania, mother and father born in Pennsylvania;
Tarria (spelling difficult to read), Nellie, boarder, 4, born in South Dakota, father’s birthplace unknown, mother’s birthplace Germany.
1920 Census: SD, Minnehaha County, Sioux Falls City:
“Voelsch, Charles; Head, 48, came in 1881, naturalized in 1947, born in Germany, father and mother born in Germany;
Amelia, his wife, 38, born in Pennsylvania, father and mother born in Pennsylvnia;
Nellie, his daughter, 14, born in SD, father born in Germany, mother born in Pennsylvania;
Cook(?), Sarah, mother-in-law, 60, born in Pennsylvania, father and mother born in Germany;
Henry W., brother-in-law, 30, born in Pennsylvania, father and mother born in Pennsylvania;
William S., brother-in-law, 20, born in Pennsylvania, father and mother born in Pennsylvania.”
1930 Census: CA: Los Angeles: Long Beach: Dist. 1095, p. 2 of 28:
Voelsch, Charles, rents, $28.50, age 58, first married at age 31, born in Germany, father and mother born in Germany;
Amelia, age 48, first married at age 21, born in PA, father born in PA, mother born in Germany.
1930 Census: SD: Minnehaha: Sioux Falls: Dist. 36: 220 S. Summit:
Voelsch, Chas, head, owns, $5500, age 58, first married at age 25, born in Germany, father and mother born in Germany, came in 1880, naturalized;
Amelia, his wife, age 48, first married at age 18, born in PA, father and mother born in Germany.
Was a witness to the marriage of Minnie Volsch and William Munsky on Mar. 8, 1895.
From the Aberdeen Weekly News (Aberdeen, SD), Thursday, July 12, 1917:
"LIGHTNING STRIKES HOME
Sioux Falls, July 6,--The family of Charles Voelsch, 220 South Summit avenue, had a strange experience this morning. During the thunder storm, following a sharp flash of lightning and a loud peel of thunder, Mrs. Voelsch's mother remarked that the lightning struck close by. A few minutes later there was a peculiar odor of a sulphurous nature in the house and an investigation was started which revealed a fire in the cellar, caused by the bolt of lightning entering the house from an electric wire. The fire was extinguished with no damage."
From the Sioux Falls newspaper:
“Charles Voelsch Succumbs to Heart Attack Monday”
“Charles Voelsch, 69, Sioux Falls, brother of Fred Voelsch of Hartford, passed away at a hospital in Sioux Falls last Monday afternoon. He was a former deputy sheriff of Minnehaha county and treasurer of the Farmers Mutual Insurance company of Hartford. He had been sick for several weeks but had became seriously ill about a week prior to his death.
“Charles Voelsch was born in Germany November 26, 1871, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Voelsch. He came to this country with his parents when he was nine years old, settling near Wall Lake. He was married to Amelia Cook at Irwin, PA., in 1902.
“He moved to Sioux Falls 27 years ago and was a member of the Wall Lake township school board prior to this time. He was also assessor of Wall Lake township while a resident there. He was deputy sheriff of this county from 1901 to 1994.”
“At the time of his death he was deacon of the Congregational church in Sioux Falls and was a member of the Elks and Knights Pythias.
“Surviving are the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Clifford Miller, Hartford; one granddaughter; three brothers, Fred, Hartford; William, Watertown, and Henry, Salem, Ore., and four sisters, Mrs. Joseph Cook, Salem, Ore; Mrs. John Ideker, Humboldt; Mrs. H. H. Phillip, Diamond, Md., and Mrs. Louis Louck, Lester, Ia.
“His parents and one sister preceded him in death.”
“Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Miller funeral home with Rev. Charles Gerlinger officiating. Interment was made in the Woodlawn cemetery in Sioux Falls.”
Minnehaha County death record lists birth as 11/20/1871 and death date of Jan. 6, 1941, buried at Woodlawn Cemetery on Ja. 9, 1941.
At the time of his death he lived at 902 S. Minn. Ave., Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota.
Person ID I1179 Lowell&Block Last Modified 22 May 2016
Father Johann Carl Heinrich Friedrich “Karl” VOELSCH, b. 4 Mar 1845, Germany , d. 7 Jan 1891, Hartford, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA (Age 45 years) Mother Elise Maria Louise “Marie” LŰTH, b. 15 Nov 1846, Germany , d. 25 Sep 1919, Hartford, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA (Age 72 years) Married 13 Jan 1871 Karenz, Ludwigslust, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Family ID F583 Group Sheet
Family Amelia COOK, b. 26 Jun 1881, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 27 Nov 1972, Hartford, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA (Age 91 years) Married 1902 Irwin, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Children + 1. Nell TERRIO, b. 15 Jan 1906, Howard, Miner, South Dakota, USA , d. 17 May 1988, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA (Age 82 years) 2. Irene Freda VOELSCH, b. 23 Nov 1908, d. 27 Jun 1909 (Age 0 years) 3. Dora Freda VOELSCH, b. Dec 1908, d. 21 Jun 1909 (Age ~ 0 years) Last Modified 5 Feb 2017 Family ID F582 Group Sheet
- Ancestry World Tree entry lists name as “Karl Jr. Voelsch.”
Event Map Born - 26 Nov 1871 - Germany Married - 1902 - Irwin, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Died - 6 Jan 1941 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Buried - 9 Jan 1941 - Woodlawn Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA = Link to Google Maps = Link to Google Earth
Documents Land Records. Family Farms in Wall Lake Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 1893.
Farms for Carl Voelsch, Joachim Volsch, and John Fairfield Lowell displayed. Township map publication data: Avery, H. M. Map of Minnehaha County, South Dakota, Sioux Falls, S. D.: H. M. Avery; Cleveland, Ohio: H. B. Stranahan & Co., c1893.
Land Records. Family Farms in Wall Lake Township, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 1903.
Farms for John Fairfield Lowell, John R. Lowell, Charles Voelsch, Mrs. Charles Voelsch, and Joachim Volsch displayed. Township map publication data: Standard Atlas of Minnehaha County, South Dakota, including a Plat Book of the Villages, Cities, and Townships of the county. Compiled by Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, Assisted in Record Work and Platting by H. M. Avery, Abstractor of Titles, Sioux Falls, So. Dakota. Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Publishers and Engravers, Chicago, 1903.