Emanuel (Emel/Emil) Cirklah Sandretzky (adopted at age 10). “Emel/Emil” was born in Rhode Island [probably Baden-Baden, Germany] on October 27, 1848 and died April 20, 1937 in Waseca, Minnesota.
His given name was Emanuel but was changed by his step-father, Charles Sandretzky as it was too long to Emel. Charles Sandretzky then adopted Emel. (The spelling Emel, vs. Emil, was taken from a letter typed by Emel to Clifford’s family in 1936 from Waseca, Minnesota). He married Deloshia “Lola” Jane Hardy who was born June 16, 1853 at Polo, Illinois and died November 29, 1889 at age 36. See additional information about the Hardys below.
Emel was in the mercantile business and was very likeable. He carried lemon drops and peppermint candy to pass out to the local children. He never drank or smoked. A good, kind man who wrote poems to people and was religious. He opened a barber shop in 1887. According to Emel he was given 400 acres of l and in Pol and and Russia by his step-father. He also says that his mother inherited several thous and dollars from Germany.
Emel and Lola had the following children:
Charles Oscar Sandretzky
Charles was born January 10, 1869 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota and died December 15, 1938 in Buhl, St. Louis, Minnesota. In 1897 he married Julia Broaten (1879-1918). Charles was an engineer at Blandin Paper Company in Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota.
- Emil C. Sandretzky, II born April 12, 1896 in Minnesota. Emil had a son Robert who was in WWI.
- Gladys Sandretzky born June 15, 1901 in Todd County, Minnesota, died September 17, 1992 in Hennepin County, Minnesota. She married May 21, 1921 in Hancock, Illinois to Richard Nordean and had two children. On December 20, 1928 in Lake, Minnesota she married Matthew Smitke.
William Julius Sandretzky
Beulah Clara Sandretzky
Beulah was born November 4, 1875 in Waseca, Minnesota and died May 11, 1955. She married November 16, 1904 to Miller Williams. Miller was born in November 7, 1875 and died July 24, 1952.
Ronald Miller Williams born June 3, 1910 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and died May 11, 2003, married January 8, 1938 to Katherine Hill VanEpps born May 23, 1916 and died February 10, 2009. 2 sons, 2 daughters.
Two additional daughters and a son
Arthur Merrill Sandretzky
Arthur was born March 8, 1877 in Waseca, Minnesota and died November 17, 1943 in Waseca. He married December 28, 1904 to Ida H. Foels. She was born September 19, 1881 in Farmersburg, Clayton, Iowa and died January 3, 1968 in Blue Earth, Minnesota. A crayon drawing of Ida in her wedding gown can be found on the Waseca Historical Society site. Arthur was a musician and played violin at dances. Arthur and Ida’s children:
- Florence Adeline Sandretzky born April 16, 1909, Waseca (or New Richland?), Waseca, Minnesota and died January 8, 1998, in Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota. She married Ary Abner Remington who was born October 2, 1904 in Kasson, Dodge County, Minnesota and died October 31,1985 in Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota and they had six children.
- Leonard Adolph Sandretzky was born November 22, 1912 and died January 17, 1976 in Waseca, Minnesota. He married Martha Hattie Lechner who was born July 18,1916 and died April 8, 2002. They had five children.
- Malinda Emily Sandretzky was born August 21, 1906 in Waseca, Minnesota and died March 19, 1993 in Mapleton, Blue Earth, Minnesota. She was married on February 16, 1927 in Waseca, Minnesota to Alfred Edward Tetzloff who was born February 16, 1905 in Wilton, Waseca, Minnesota and died July 25, 1992 in Mapleton, Blue Earth, Minnesota. They had two children.
Julius Frederick Sandretzky
Julius was born August 1, 1881 in Alton, Waseca, Minnesota and died August 23, 1953 in Itasca County, Minnesota. He never married.
Susan Rosalie Sandretzky
Susie was born June 23, 1885 in Alton Township, Minnesota and died February 9, 1978 in Freeborn County, Minnesota. She married on December 10, 1919 to Otto Ludwig Foels. He was born June 26, 1890 in Minnesota and died March 12, 1976 in Freeborn County, Minnesota. Their children:
- Marjorie Jean Foels born August 18, 1921 in New Richland, Waseca, Minnesota and died July 18, 2016 in Albert Lea, Freeborn, Minnesota. She married on September 11, 1942 in Waseca, Minnesota to Oswald Sunde Evenson born February 17, 1919 in New Richland, Waseca, Minnesota and died June 9, 2009 in Albert Lea, Freeborn, Minnesota. They had 4 children.
- Lola Mae Foels was born March 29, 1926 in Waseca, Minnesota. She married November 12, 1947 in Waseca, Minnesota to Donald Edward Breilein who was born March 29, 1926 in New Richland, Waseca, Minnesota and died about 2008 in Lansing, Eaton, Michigan. They had three children.
Lola Julia Sandretzky
They had five children:
- Lucille Annetta Wilson February 9, 1910 in Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota and died July 14, 1988 in Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota. She was married 4 times. Her husbands were Levit Saunders, Dan Travica (April 22, 1939 in Grand Forks, North Dakota), William Holm and Frank DeFoe on December 13, 1976 in St. Louis County, Minnesota. No children. Lucille babysat Judy Garland.
- Dorothie Evelyn Wilson born May 16, 1912 Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, died November 5, 1988 in Grand Rapids. She married on October 1, 1934 in Hendrum, Norman, Minnesota to Arvid Edward Mjolsness. He was born April 11, 1913 in Hendrum, Minnesota and died September 4, 1999 in Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota.
- Robert John Wilson born July 2, 1914 in Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota and died July 20, 1951 in St. Louis County, Minnesota. He married Pat Schultz born March 19, 1922. No children.
- Beulah Louise Wilson born October 21, 1916 in Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota and died May 11, 1955 in Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota. She married on September 19, 1936 in Itasca County, Minnesota to Lyman Lester Allen. Lyman was born December 15, 1913 in Inger, Itasca, Minnesota and died November 1, 1990 in Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota. (Beulah’s Godparents were Mr. and Mrs. Gumm, parents of Frances Gumm (Judy Garland).
- Merrill Henry Wilson born July 3, 1919 in Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota and died May 22, 2006 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Never married.
Emil Sandretzky’s second wife, Annetta (Nettie) Brown Lawrence Groton was born September 14, 1852 New York and died February 18, 1918 Waseca, Minnesota. She was married three times, first to Henry Lawrence, then to Simon Groton and then finally to Emil. Emil and Nettie had the following children:
Cora Lawrence Sandretzky
Cora Isabelle Lawrence Sandretzky was born November 4, 1872 in Creston, Iowa and died February 28, 1956 in Emily, Crow Wing, Minnesota. She married George W. Bromaghn. She was an ordained Methodist Wesleyan minister in Emily, Minnesota. (She married Arvid Mjolsness and Dorothie Wilson) Cora is a Methodist minister. (Cora was the daughter of Henry Lawrence and was adopted by Emil.)
Robert was born August 29, 1896 in Waseca, Minnesota and died September 2, 1950 in Umatilla, Oregon. He married Florence Mae Fowler (1895-1975) in Waseca. Their children:
Ruth Rosalind Sandretzky born February 13, 1919 married Wallie Peterson October 4, 1938.
Annette Mae Sandretzky born March 24, 1922 married James Brown November, 1944 Waseca.
Deloshia “Lola” Jane Hardy who was born June 16, 1853 at Polo, IL and died November 29, 1889 at age 36. She was one of six children, born to Valentine C. Hardy born 1832 NY, died June 5, 1897 at Staples, Minnesota and Susie Kellogg, daughter of Merrill Kellogg , Susie had a sister, Charlotte Kellogg. Valentine’s parents moved to Illinois when he was 14. He and Susie were married 1852 at Strawberry Pt., IA (or IL?). Susie Kellogg was a member of the famous Kellogg milling family. According to Emel he thought Susie Kellogg had been raised in New York and was a school teacher. She ran away from home and married Mr. Hardy and never saw her parents again which she deeply regretted. Emel considered his mother-in-law a fine woman. Emel didn’t think there was any money to speak of as far as an inheritance from the Kelloggs.
The Hardy’s moved to Minnesota in 1852. It was said that Valentine Hardy was engaged by the government in several capacities at Fort Snelling (Minneapolis, Minnesota) at the beginning of the Civil War. He was enlisted in 1863 in Company I, Second Minnesota. [The Minnesota AG Report, 1861-66 shows that Hardy was age 31, born in New York, mustered in 12 Feb 1864 and was from Carver. Most of the construction was done by the time he joined, and possibly spent his brief Fort Snelling time inside the draft rendezvous. They would gather them up in groups and send them to the units in the field. It is said that he helped to build Fort Snelling, however the fort was around well before the civil war. He may have helped to make renovations or repair as a government employee.]
Last Updated on May 29, 2021 by rootie