Husband: Paul Frederick Heitz (1)
Born: 12 Sep 1868 in Rich Valley, McLeod, Minnesota
Married: Oct 1899 (8)
Died: 29 Nov 1944 in Glencoe, McLeod, Minnesota
Father: Paulus Heitz
Mother: Rosina Wintermantel
Wife: Mary Louisa Kroeger (2)
Born: 19 Jun 1878 in McLeod, Minnesota
Died: 14 Jan 1947 in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota
01 (?): Living
02 (?): Living
03 (?): Living
04 (F): Esther Rose Heitz (3)
Born: 19 Dec 1916 in Glencoe, Mcleod, Minnesota
Died: 18 May 2011 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma (4)
Spouses: Ray Clifford Ellis
05 (M): Paul Heitz (5)
Born: Jan 1918 in Glencoe, Mcleod, Minnesota
Died: 17 May 1918 in Glencoe, Mcleod, Minnesota
06 (F): Hazel Ethel Heitz (6)
Born: 07 Feb 1920 in Glencoe, Mcleod, Minnesota
Died: 19 Sep 2011 in Redwood Falls, Redwood, Minnesota (7)
Spouses: Maurice Earl Dirlam
Additional Information

Paul Frederick Heitz:


per Clark 17 Mar 2004, there is a question of the accuracy of Paul's birthdate.

Mary Louisa Kroeger:


Mary was the daughter of Charles Kroeger and Mina Ritter per Clark Email 17 Mar 2004.

findagrave site for dau Esther Rose spells this last name Krieger.

  1. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Findagrave (

    Birth: Dec. 19, 1916
    McLeod County
    Minnesota, USA
    Death: May 18, 2011
    Oklahoma City
    Oklahoma County
    Oklahoma, USA

    Esther Rose Heitz Ellis of Oklahoma City OK peacefully passed away May 18, 2011. She was born on December 19, 1916, in Hassan Valley Township, Minnesota, to Paul Frederick Heitz and Mary Krieger Heitz. Esther was the wife of Ray Clifford Ellis, who preceded her in death. Sisters Ruth Prail, Lucille Walker, Vera Butterworth, and brother Paul Heitz preceded her in death. Her remaining sister is Hazel Dirlam. Her children are Cynthia Rae Ellis Demory of Dallas TX and Randy Lee Ellis Edmond OK. Her granddaughters are Jennifer Ellis of Edmond OK, Tracey Ellis of Oklahoma City OK, and Mandi & husband Kevin Roushelang of Houston TX. Great grandsons are Gage Ellis, Cord Ellis, Tanner Coulson, and Carson Rouhselang, who called her Grammy Essie.

    Esther was a Rosy the Riveter during WW II in California, where she met her future husband, Ray. She spent the majority of her working life as a bookkeeper. She loved her family dearly. One of her favorite pastimes was reading.

    Rose Hill Burial Park
    Oklahoma City
    Oklahoma County
    Oklahoma, USA

    Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]

    Created by: DogMama08
    Record added: May 26, 2011
    Find A Grave Memorial# 70401028

    [This source says Esther was born in Hassan Valley twsp.]

  5. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  6. Ibid.
  7. Obituary, The Journal, New Ulm, Minnesota.
    (22 Sep 2011)

    REDWOOD?FALLS - Hazel Dirlam, 91, of Redwood Falls. died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at her home.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 23, at First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls. Burial will follow in the Redwood Falls Cemetery.
    Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 9 until 10 a.m.
    Memorials are preferred to Friends of the Park, Redwood Area Library Foundation, or First United Methodist Church Trust Fund.
    Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls.
    Hazel Ethel Dirlam, the daughter of Fred and Mary (Kroeger) Heitz, was born Feb. 7, 1920, in Glencoe.
    Hazel is survived by her children, Dona Mary Dirlam of Santa Monica, Calif. , Dennis Dirlam of Eden Prairie, Gary Dirlam of Baxter, and Debra Dirlam of Redwood Falls; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Maurice Earl "Dick" Dirlam in 1994; a brother; and four sisters.

  8. Patsy Clark Email.
    (17 Mar 2004)
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