Albert G. Dawurske was born on 10 Sep 1848 in Neu Damerow. (Possibly, his middle initial stood for Georg.) He died on 16 Feb 1937 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, He married Bertha Wodtke (also referred to as Wutke) on 24 Mar 1873. She was born on 03 Dec 1854 in Germany and died on 18 Oct 1932 in Brillion, Calumet, Wisconsin. Albert immigrated to Kiel, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, arriving in the United States on 12 Apr 1893. He was buried in Kiel, Manitowoc, Wisconsin after the funeral at the Meiselwitz Funeral Home.

Frank and Helga Dawurske with their son, Harry.


They had the following children:

  1. Gustav Dawurske was born on 19 Mar 1872 (Alternatively spelled online as “Gustave.”) He died about 1914 according to his gravestone. (Another record mentions 1913). Gustav was buried at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He married Mary Timreck on 12 Aug 1893 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She was born in 1871 (also “Marie” and “Timmerick”). She died in 1920. (Possibly 1920. Before 3 Oct 1936 according to her brother’s obituary. He died 3 Oct 1936.) Gustav’s birth came before his parents were married, evidence that either he was of an illegitimate birth or that his parents’ marriage year was incorrectly recorded.
    1. Hugo Herman Dawurske was born on 28 Jul 1892 in Kiel, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He died in 1961 and was buried in Milwaukee at the Forest Home Cemetery. He was married to Isabel Gardner Harrison (also “Isabelle). She was born on 15 Aug 1899 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (Born Harrison. Unsure of where Gardener came from, but it is assumed she must have remarried after Hugo). She died on 13 Jun 1988 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A son named Jerry was mentioned in census records, but it is unknown if he is genetically related.
    2. Clara Minnie Dawurske was born on 26 Jun 1894 in Kiel, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
    3. Lillie Dawurske was born in Feb 1897 (Lily or Lillie). She died sometime after 1910, as she was alive in Wisconsin at that time.
    4. George H. Dawurske was born on 09 Sep 1898 (Also listed as “Orgen.” Sep 1891. Correct birth year should be 1898). He died on 29 Aug 1977 and was buried on 31 Aug 1977 in New Berlin. He married Frieda Martha Anna Hoenow (Frieda). She was born on 09 Aug 1899 and died on 11 May 1969 having last resided in Milwaukee.
      1. Marvin Myron Dawurske was born on 18 Jan 1921. He died on 23 Dec 2002. He married Laverne Ruth Warsh. She was born on 24 Nov 1924 in Milwaukee and died on 14 Jun 2012 in Milwaukee. Her last name was also known as “” One child is known from this union.
      2. Vernon G. Dawurske was born on 04 Jan 1923. He died on 27 Jan 2013. He was married to Geraldine J –, as written in his obituary. She was born about 1924. Together, they had one known child and two grandchildren. “Vernon was a retiree of the Milwaukee Journal. He was a Marine Corps veteran of WWII serving in the South Pacific Theater.”
    5. Phillip Albert Charly Dawurske was born on 16 Mar 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He died on 11 Jan 1990 in Milwaukee and was buried in New Berlin, Waukesha, Wisconsin at the Highland Memorial Park Cemetery.
  2. Pauline Dawurske was born on 06 Aug 1874 in Pommern. She died on 27 Dec 1935 in Kiel of a heart attack at home (625 St. Paul St. at 07:25 p.m.). The funeral was at the Meiselwitz Funeral Parlor at 02:00 p.m. and officiated by Rev. E. L. Worthman, pastor of St. Peter Reformed Church. She married William Backhaus on 04 May 1894 in Manitowoc. He was born on 10 Jul 1867 in Rhine, Sheboygan, Wisconsin (also written as William “Brockhaus”). He died on 19 Mar 1941 in Wisconsin.
  3. ? Dawurske There should have been a child born around 1876 who died in infancy.
  4. Frank Dawurske was born on 14 Nov 1878 in Neu Damerow. He was also called Franz on the immigration documents from Castle Garden. He died in Sheboygan in 1957 at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital. His last residence was 1041 Sixth St. in Kiel. He married Bertha Pauline Bethke in Oct 1901. She was born in 1883 in Rantoul, Calumet County, Wisconsin and died in 1943. She was also known as Pauline. They had one son:
    1. Harry A. Dawurske was born on 15 Sep 1904 in Kiel, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. His middle name was possibly Albert after his grandfather. He died on 31 Aug 1977 in Sheboygan. He was of 1041 Sixth St. in Kiel, and died Wednesday evening at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for three days. He married Helga Duecker, daughter of Herman Duecker and Johanna Feile, on 04 Jun 1927. The couple farmed in New Holstein after their marriage.. She was born on 15 Feb 1905 in New Holstein, Calumet, Wisconsin and died there on 21 Aug at Calumet Homestead nursing home.
  5. Albert Friedrich Dawurske was born on 26 Apr 1881. (He was also known as Albert Fred and one census record listed his middle initial as “C.”) He died on 16 Aug 1955 in Sheboygan at St. Nicholas Hospital. He married Leonora Behn on 06 Apr 1912 in Brillion, Calumet, Wisconsin, but there are no children known to have been born of this union. She was born on 02 Jan 1887 in Brillion (somewhere, she was also mentioned as Leora and Laura). She died on 30 Oct 1953 in Brillion at Dr. John Guthries’s office following a heart attack.
  6. Hulda Dawurske was born on 26 Mar 1884 (also written as Hilda in some records). She married Herman Berr on 16 May 1903. (His name should have been spelled “Birr” but may also be found as “Burr.”)
  7. ? Dawurske There should have been a child born around 1886 who died in infancy.
  8. Theodore Wilhelm Dawurske was born on 26 Feb 1888 in Neu Damerow (Ancestry says Nierstein, Germany, but that cannot be since they lived in Stolp. His next brother would be born in Rambow). He died on 22 May 1970 in Milwaukee and was buried in Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. He was married to Justine Katherine Meyer on 04 Sep 1909. She was born on 03 Sep 1886 and died on 13 May 1980 in Milwaukee. (She was also called “Stena” on some census records. Her last name would frequently Americanized as “Mayer.”)
    1. Dorothy Dawursk was born on 15 Mar 1910 in Wisconsin (probably in Milwaukee).
    2. Wallace D. Dawursk was born on 26 Feb 1912 in Milwaukee County. He died on 12 Dec 2002 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He was married to Viola L. Engelbert on 14 Apr 1936 in Belgium, Ozaukee, Wisconsin. She was born on 07 Feb 1914, also in Belgium, Ozaukee, Wisconsin. She died on 14 Dec 1990 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He was eventually married to Lorraine Delvaux, who born on 18 Feb 1923 in Oconto Falls and died on 25 Nov 2014. There were five children known from his first marriage, which produced 15 grandchildren.
    3. Irene Mildred Dawursk was born on 14 Feb 1915 in Garner, Hancock. She died on 13 Jun 1974 in Milwaukee. She married Walter C. Enders on 21 Jan 1939 in Cuyahoga, Ohio. He was born around 1908 in Milwaukee.
    4. Floyd Theodore Dawursk was born on 08 Jan 1917 in Milwaukee. He died on 02 Mar 2010 with his last place of residence being in Hubertus, WI. He married Elsie Jasinski. She was born on 18 May 1920 in Milwaukee and died on 27 Dec 1994. Together, they had two children.
  9. Hermann August Dawurske was born on 24 Mar 1891 in Rambow and was baptized on 12 Apr 1891 in Lupow. He died on 09 May 1982 in Milwaukee. He married Lydia Charlotte Anna Brieske on 17 Sep 1917. She was born on 25 Oct 1895 in Rhine, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. They must have divorced, because she was later recorded as having a child named Irene E. Maloney with her husband, Michael H. Maloney, who was born on 06 Aug 1928 in Green Bay and died on 25 Dec 2003 in Sheboygan. Hermann later married Clara Helinske on 17 Aug 1940 in Scott, Iowa. Of his first marriage, only one child was known:
    1. Carl Woodrow William Dawurske was born on 23 Dec 1918 in Sheboygan. He died on 13 Nov 1943 in Ahlhorn, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany when his plane crashed near Ahlhorn Airfield. He served in the military (1ST LT 385 AAF BOMB GP – Delivered Denver 16/7/43; Kearney 27/7/43; Scott 14/8/43; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-D] Gt Ashfield 25/8/43; Missing in Action Bremen 13/11/43 with Carl Dawurske, Co-pilot: Jim Pierce, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Reece Cartmill,Tail gunner: Tony Marianro (4 Killed in Action); Navigator: Bob Howard, Bombardier: Jack Kirby, Radio Operator: Don Marks, Ball turret gunner: Leo Moyer, Waist gunner: Frank Northay, Waist gunner: Lester Knudson (6 Prisoner of War); mid air coll with 42-39860 (385), crashed near Ahlhorn airfield, near Oldenburg, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 1402. MAN O’ WAR.).According to the Wisconsin Veteran’s Museum in Madison, Wisconsin:
      “Carl Woodrow William Dawurske was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces on 20 March 1942 at Los Angeles, California “for the duration of the War, plus six months”, and attended flight training. Aviation Cadet Dawurske completed pilot training and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant at the Army Air Forces West Coast Training Center, Santa Ana, California on 4 January 1943. After completing the Army Air Forces’ Advanced Flying School, he deployed to England in August 1943 and served as a B-17 pilot with the 548th Bomb Squadron, 385th Bomb Group, 4th Wing, 8th Bomber Command, 8th Air Force. During a bombing mission over Germany on 13 November 1943 another bomber collided with Dawurske’s B-17. Dawurske was killed in the resulting explosion. Dawurske was awarded an Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster for his combat service. First Lieutenant Dawurske’s remains were returned to the United States in 1950.”

        Other sources indicated: “Hooten Nanny” 385th BG 548th BS.

          Carl Dawurske Christens Plane “Hooten Nanny”

            The namesake of old North Western railroad trains is traveling the hazardous shyroads over Nazi-occupied Europe. Second Lieut. Carl W. Dawurske, son of Mrs. H. M. Maloney of Sheboygan, is stationed in England as first pilot of an Eighth Air Force Flying Fortress. His step-father, who was an engineer on the North Western for many years, always called his trains “Hooten Nanny”. In affectionate remembrance, Lieut. Dawurske christened his big bomber after the trains he had known as a boy. Now the “Hooten Nanny” makes regular runs to Hitler’s homeland with a freight load of destruction for the Nazi war machine. Lieutenant Dawurske has been stationed in England since August. (The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, WI, Saturday, September 25, 1943, p. 3, Col. 4)

              Lt. Carl W. Dawurske

                Funeral services for Lt. Carl W. Dawurske, son of Mrs. M. H. Maloney, 1925 N. Fifth street, were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ballhorn Funeral chapels. The Rev. August Grollmus, pastor of St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed church, officiated. The American Legion conducted military rites at the grave in Wildwood cemetery. Lt. Dawurske was killed on a mission over Germany with the Eighth air force on October 4, 1943. His body, occompanied by Capt. Richard L. Crutcher of the Brooklyn army base, was returned to Sheboygan last Thursday. Active pallbearers were Ernest Lutze, Jr., Elwood Kroos, Victor Conrardy, Burton Brueckhauer, Matt Shook and Horace Hall. The honorary pallbearers were Allen Mathias, Gilbert Gosse, Leonard Moersch, William Loss, Eugene Loss and John Murphy, Military rites at the grave in Wildwood were conducted by member of the American Legion with Werner Wolf, commander of Prescott-Bayens post No. 83, in charge. The firing squad was composed of Milton Pilling, commander, II. A. Meyer, E. A. Wolfe, Arthur Schort and L. D. Stoll. Color guards were Cliff Engeswick and Earl Witzel, and F. C. Clarke and Hugo Gottsacker were color bearers, Don Chvarak was the bugler. During the services at the funeral home Mrs. O. W. Rowlands of Elkhart Lake sang two solo selections, “In the Garden” and “Someday Somewhere.” (The Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, WI, Monday, May 29, 1950, p. 10, Col. 1)

                  Record columnist Teedles tells the story about Lt. Carl Dawurske, who managed to navigate his Flying Fortress back to England where his crew parachuted to safety. They then put the plane on auto pilot and sent it back toward Germany to crash as it ran out of fuel. That was apparently before he was killed in action.

              • Louisa Dawurske was born on 01 Apr 1894 and married Henry Stueven. His name was later spelled “Steven.”
                1. Ethel Steven was born on 06 Jun 1915. Ethel died on 08 Aug 1975. She married Herbert Orzberger.
                2. Hazel Steven
              • Walter R. Dawurske was born on 28 Oct 1896, assumed to be Kiel. He died on 30 Apr 1912.
              • Elsa Auguste Dawurske was born on 02 Nov 1899 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She died on 01 Jan 1999 and married James S. Couey. This would be her first marriage. His last name can be seen in records as both Couey and Cowey.

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