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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Minonk Class of 1943 60th Reunion, Friday, September 19, 2003

The Minonk High School class of 1943 held their class reunion aboard the “Spirit of Peoria River Boat” September 19, 2003. Below is a class picture taken aboard the boat.

 

Front row left: Thelma Kuehl Hammerick, Shirley Kettwich Lutomski, Emily Danekas Zivney, Josephine Bolander Smith, Lila Willems Miller, Gloria Moline Grant, Garner Kleen
Second row left: Joan Johnson Schneider, Beatrice Meiner Rients, Jack Titus, Donald Sullivan, Kathyrn Stevenson Eden, Doris Meils Hershberger, Dale Johnson, Bob Cufaude

 

[Source: Fieldcrest Community Unit School]

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Conflanser 1761

Bei diesem Text handelt es sich um einen gekürzten Auszug aus dem Buch “Aurich – von C.B. Meyer bis auf unsere Tage. Erstes Buch.” von Gramberg, Kalli (1992), Stadt Aurich, Druckerei Soltau-Kurier-Norden. S. 9.

Im „Siebenjährigen Krieg” (1756 bis 1763), den König FRIEDRICH II. in Sachsen, Böhmen und Schlesien führt, sind seine westlichen Provinzen ohne Schutz, was die Österreicher, aber vor allem die Franzosen zum Vorrücken bis nach Ostfriesland veranlaßt, um preußisches Eigentum in Besitz zu nehmen und Kriegskontributionen, das heißt Gelder, einzutreiben.

Das geschieht zunächst 1757; aber vergleichsweise harmlos zum Einfall einer etwa 1000 Mann starken Freischar im September/Oktober 1761 unter der Anleitung eines Marquis de CONFLANS, die ähnlich den Söldnerscharen des „Dreißigjährigen Krieges” beginnt, Ostfriesland zu „brandschatzen”. Es wird geraubt, gemordet, vergewaltigt und geplündert, bis sich besonders die drangsalierten Bauern zu wilden Haufen zusammenrotten und sich höchstblutig zur Wehr setzen, was wiederum Plündern und Morden nach sich zieht.

Während CONFLANS mit dem Gros seiner Truppe in Emden einzieht und sich Quartiere nach Belieben aussucht, erscheint am 23. September eine Abteilung von 50 Husaren in Aurich und fordert 200 000 Taler – sonst Plünderung und Brandfackel! Eine wilde Soldateska beraubt die überraschten Bürger auf offener Straße, dringt in die Häuser und holt sich Wertsachen aus erbrochenen Kisten und Schränken. Die geforderte Kontribution kann nicht aufgebracht werden, und weil sich die Holtroper zum Widerstand zusammenschließen und eine Husarenschwadron blutig vertreibt, befürchten die Auricher Schlimmeres.

Am 25. erscheint CONFLANS persönlich. Er schickt seine Reiter in Richtung Schirum, wo diese bei Gefechten mit den Bauern zehn Mann verlieren und sich teils verwundet in die Stadt zurückziehen müssen. Der Marquis, in betrunkenem Zustand, will „jeden klagenden Bürger von seiner Treppe herunterschießen”. Er brüllt aus dem Fenster: „Husaren – plündert, brennt!” Aber der Befehl wird nicht ausgeführt. Von Emden kommt am nächsten Tag Verstärkung. Der Amtmann STÜRENBURG muß nach Schirum hinausreiten, um die Bauern zu besänftigen und ihnen, bei ruhigem Verhalten, Amnestie versprechen – vergeblich. CONFLANS zieht sich nach Emden zurück. In einem Verteidigungs-Karree verharrt seine Räuberbande auf dem übersichtlichen Auricher Marktplatz bis zum nächsten Morgen.

Dann nehmen die Franzosen den Regierungspräsidenten von DERSCHAU und Amtmann STÜRENBURG als Geisel und ziehen raubend und mordend ihrem Anführer in Richtung Emden hinterher. – Zwei harmlose Wanderer werden erschlagen, der Ort Haxtum bis auf zwei Häuser eingeäschert, bei Rahe eine 76jährige Frau durch Kolbenstöße getötet, in Barstede der Prediger* zur Herausgabe der Kirchengeräte schwer mißhandelt, in Bangstede ein Mann erschossen, Ochtelbur und Riepe ausgeplündert, daselbst ein 80jähriger Greis „niedergesäbelt” und eine Frau mit dem Bajonett erstochen.
Der ganze schlimme Spuk dauert vom 22. September bis zum 7. Oktober, dann ziehen sich die Franzosen aus Ostfriesland zurück, wobei der mutige Einsatz unseres Regierungspräsidenten von DERSCHAU bei seinen Vermittlungen erwähnt werden muß. Es gelingt ihm, die Kontributionen wesentlich herunterzuhandeln. Dennoch wird viel ostfriesisches Eigentum in endlosem Transport südwärts entführt – darunter 694 Pferde und 356 Stück Rindvieh. Noch nach 100 Jahren nennt man einen bösen Hofhund: „Cunflanser”!

*Anmerkung von Jens Kettwig: Pastor Christian Daniel Kettwig, Pastor in Barstede 1755-1763.