Sandy Kettwig (1947-2014)

Sandy Kettwig of Doniphan, Missouri, departed this life June 16, 2014, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

She was born December 19, 1947, in Cobden, Illinois, to the late Ed Sweitzer and Georgia (Allen) Sweitzer. Sandy was employed as a custodian at the Doniphan R-1 School District and attended the Emmanuel Baptist Church. She enjoyed a clean home, arts and crafts and especially her dogs.

She was married to Joe Kettwig on May 29, 1965, and he survives.

Also surviving are two sons: Terry (Ryan) Kettwig of Georgia and Joe Kettwig of Doniphan; six grandchildren, Kyle, Preston and Connor of Doniphan and Hunter, Sydney and Dru of Georgia; one great-grandchild, Kayden of Doniphan; three sisters, Phyllis (Jim) Brasser of Doniphan and Linda Goddard and Debra (Les) Gabel, both of Indiana; one brother, Dan (Genna) Holt of Doniphan; one step-brother, Tom Hunter of Arkansas; and two step-sisters, Jeannie Mitchel of Michigan and Mary Thrift of Doniphan.

She was also preceded in death by two step-fathers, Woodson Hunter of Doniphan and Bob Holt of Indiana; and three step-brothers, Cliff Holt, Vic Holt and Dwayne Hunter.

Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014, from 5 – 8 p.m. in the Edwards Funeral Home in Doniphan. The funeral service will take place Thursday morning, June 19, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Pope Chapel Cemetery near Doniphan.

Source: http://edwardsfuneralhome.org/tribute/details/786/Sandy_Kettwig/obituary.html

Kurt Dolf Michael Kettwig (1958-2014)

Kurt D. Kettwig, 55, of La Center, Washington passed away at his home on March 19, 2014. He was born September 21, 1958 in Portland, Oregon to Larry and Linda Kettwig.

He was kind, caring, always willing to help someone out. He loved nature, fishing, music, and being with friends and family
Kurt is survived by his daughter, Angel Kettwig; grandchildren, Caleb Peters and Keira Hartford; and sister, Kim Reynolds. He is preceded in death by his parents, Larry and Linda.

Source: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Kurt-Kettwig&lc=7548&pid=170362565&mid=5905576

The Ministry of Flowers

Part of the history of Salem Evangelical Church (Rochester, New York):

The beautiful custom of placing flowers on the altar every Sunday began November 26, 1911. The first flowers were given by Mrs. Minnie Nelson Gerhard, Miss Amelia Kall, and Miss Lena Kettwig. Immediately thereafter Mrs. J. George Kaelber spoke to Miss Kettwig and suggested that flowers be placed on the altar every Sunday. Mrs. Kaelber offered them for the following Sunday, and the donors on the remaining Sundays of the month were: Mrs. Julius C. Hoffman, Mrs. Katharine Loeffler, Miss Emma Hess, and Mrs. Mary Milow. Since that time there has not been a Sunday without flowers on the altar. After accomplishing their purpose in church on Sunday, these flowers have been sent with messages of comfort and cheer to many hundreds of sick, shut-ins and afflicted in homes and hospitals.

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Der Kanzler Dr. Wolfgang Kettwig

This is a short summary only. The full article can be read in German.

The first cancellor of Güstrow was Dr. Wolfgang Ketwig, who became chancellor on January 6 1526. It is not certain where he was from although it is believed that he came from Westphalia. In the book “Seidel’s Bildersammlung verdienter Männer“, Berlin 1751, his picture can be found. According to some historians Ketwig had been doctor and even rector at the University of Padua, Italy. On his return to Germany he became chancellor at the Brandenburg court.

On November 11, 1527 the dukes Heinrich and Albrecht of Meklenburg gave their chancellors Caspar v. Schöneich and Dr. Wolfgang Ketwig parts of the country, namely the estate Ballin, county Stargard and the estate Rosenow in  Stavenhagen. These estates were later sold by Bernd and Joachim v. Ketwig, sons, and Wolfgang v. Ketwig, grandson of chancellor Wolfgang v. Ketwig.

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Our name

The name Kettwig and Kettwich is rather rare in the German speaking countries. In Austria there are only two known families (my parents and I). In Germany there are more instances found, according to the telephone directory of the year 2002 (will not be updated due to a decreasing number of fixed line phones) about 123 entries in 37 distinct counties. Projected to the total population in Germany there might be approximately 328 people with that name. The following maps were created with the help of Geogen . More details, such as a map with names of all counties and regions, can be found there as well. Continue reading Our name

Todd Alan Kettwig (1967-2013)

Todd Alan Kettwig (12 Aug 1967 – 20 May 2013)

Family, friends, the California Highway Patrol Gold Run Area and an entire community are deeply saddened to report the passing of Officer Todd Alan Kettwig. Born August 12, 1967, Todd grew up with a love of trains and the California Highway Patrol. Todd graduated from DeLaSalle High School in 1986 and attended Diablo Valley College obtaining an Associate’s Degree in 1988. Todd graduated from the California Highway Patrol Academy on October 25, 1990, serving as the Gold Run Area public information officer. Todd remained an important member of the Gold Run Area Squad throughout a courageous 19 month battle with cancer. His tremendous work ethic will forever be remembered.

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Michele D. Kettwig (1952-2013)

FRANKLIN, NH – Michele D. Kettwig, 60, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the New London Hospital. She was born in Titusville, PA on May 10, 1952 and received her Nursing Degree from Youville Hospital. Michele had previously worked for many years at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH and later for Jarit Instruments. Most recently she had been employed by Case Medical as a Nurse Consultant. Michele had also helped her husband in the operation of the Andover Arms Guest House in Andover, NH.

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Ernst Kettwig (1868 auf Reisen)

Am 5. März 1868 überquerte Ernst Kettwig, ein 37-jähriger Mechaniker aus Deutschland, den Atlantik auf der “Bremen” von Bremen nach New York, in der Absicht, sich in den USA niederzulassen.

Die BREMEN

The BREMEN. Source: Georg Otto Adolf Bessell, 1857-1957, Norddeutscher Lloyd; Geschichte einer bremischen Reederei (Bremen: C. Schünemann [1957]), p. 11.

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http://immigrantships.net/v6/1800v6/bremen18680305.htmlOn March 5, 1868 a 37-year old mechanic from Germany, Ernst Kettwig, crossed the Atlantik on the steamship “Bremen” from Bremen to New York. He wanted to settle in the USA.

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The BREMEN

 

The BREMEN. Source: Georg Otto Adolf Bessell, 1857-1957, Norddeutscher Lloyd; Geschichte einer bremischen Reederei (Bremen: C. Schünemann [1957]), p. 11.

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http://www.geocities.com/mppraetorius/com-br.htm#bremen1858
http://immigrantships.net/v6/1800v6/bremen18680305.html

Harm and Gesine Kettwich (travelling 1924 and 1928)

Harm and his brother Heere crossed the Atlantic Ocean for the first time in September 1924 on the steamer “Stuttgart” from Bremen to New York. Both were single and wanted to join their cousin Frank E. Kettwich in Titonka, Iowa. It seems that Harm later returned to Ostfriesland, Germany to marry.

Steamship Stuttgart

Harm Kettwich and his wife Gesine Kettwich crossed the Atlantic Ocean on the steamer “Berlin (3)” from Bremen to New York, starting the voyage on 15 March 1928. They had a passage booked in the 3rd class. Also a Hermann Kettwich is mentioned, who is either their son, or Harm’s brother or cousin. In the passenger lists the following details are recorded:

Family Name, First name(s), Sex, Age, Fam.Status, Place of residence, Nationality, State or province, Profession, Destination, US-State

Kettwich Harm, m, 25, verh, Augustfehn, Deutsch, Oldenburg, Landwirt Gehilfe, Tetonka, IA

Kettwich Gesine, w, 28, verh, Augustfehn, Deutsch, Oldenburg, Hausfrau, Tetonka, IA

Kettwich Hermann, m, priv.

Berlin 3

Sourcehttp://www.schiffslisten.de

 

 

 

 

 

First Name: Harm
Last Name: Kettwich
Ethnicity: German, Germany
Last Place of Residence: Augustfehn, Germany
Date of Arrival: September 06, 1924
Age at Arrival: 22y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Stuttgart
Port of Departure: Bremen
Manifest Line Number: 0017

First Name: Here
Last Name: Kettwich
Ethnicity: German, Germany
Last Place of Residence: Augustfehn, Germany
Date of Arrival: September 06, 1924
Age at Arrival: 28y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Stuttgart
Port of Departure: Bremen
Manifest Line Number: 0016

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