EAST OTTER TAIL COUNTY 1994 VOL.II
STENGER AND HERTEL FAMILIES
John Peter Stenger was born 1887 in Waconia, MN. He married Emma Lukan, Oct. 24, 1882. They had three children while living in Waconia. Susan, born 1883; John, born 1885; and Josephine, born 1887.
Between 1887 and 1888 they purchased a farm on east side of Lake Lida in Otter Tail County, MN.
They had nine more children; Otto, born 1888-died 1889; Ida, born 1889; Helen, born 1892; Catherine, born 1883; Marie, born 1895; Lawrence, born 1892; Henry, born 1899; George, born 1902 and Edward, born 1905. Their son, Lawrence Joseph Stenger married Evelyn Mary Stenger on April 20, 1936 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Dent, MN.
Sebastian Hertel was born 1844 in Germany. He married Margaret Goetz 1868 in Wisconsin, and came to farm at Rush Lake Settlement in Otter Tail County, MN. with his new bride.
They had six children: Sebastian, born 1896; John, born 1871; Joseph, born 1873; Fabian, born 1875; Rose, born 1878 and Margaret, born 1880.
Sebastian Sr. was hauling a stove from Sauk Rapids, MN with a team of horses and had a run away. He was badly hurt and they had to sell the farm. They moved to Perham, MN where he died three years later at the age of 37.
Their son, John Nicholas Hertel started a general store in Dent, MN. He met Theresa Johanna Walz, who was working for her uncle in a store/post office in Dent.
They were married, Oct. 22, 1907 at St. Joseph, Stearns County, MN. They had five children: Evelyn, born 1908; Jerome, born 1910; Loretta, born 1912; Norbert, born 1914 and John, born 1919.
Evelyn Mary Hertel married Lawrence Joseph Stenger on April 20, 1936. They had one son, David John Stenger, born April 7, 1937.
Lawrence Joseph Stenger died June 19, 1940 at TB Sanitarium on Otter Tail Lake.
David John Stenger married Janet Rae Sangren, June 18, 1960 in Minneapolis. MN. They have three children: Cathryn (Cari), born 1964; David Lawrence, born 1965; Dwayne Loren, born 1968.
Cathryn (Cari) Lynn Stenger married Jason Rodney Adams, Aug. 12, 1990 in Cloquet MN. They have a son, Zachary Ty Adams, born Feb. 27, 1992.