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Charles Clarence "Clarence" Lett/Lena Amgwert (F3107)

Family: Charles Clarence "Clarence" Lett/Lena Amgwert (F3107)

m. 8 Feb 1903

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  • Charles Clarence "Clarence" LettFather | Male
    Charles Clarence "Clarence" Lett

    Born  5 Jan 1873  Keithsburg, Mercer County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Apr 1954  Garner Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  29 Apr 1954  Hazel Dell Township Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  8 Feb 1903  [1, 2]  Little Sioux, Harrison County, Iowa  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  John A. Lett | F538 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Margaret A. "Maggie" Anderson | F538 Group Sheet 

    Lena AmgwertMother | Female
    Lena Amgwert

    Born  7 Mar 1884  Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  6 Aug 1955  rural Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  8 Aug 1955  Hazel Dell Township Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Louis Michael Amgwert | F3130 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Anna Katharina "Katharina" Hartmann | F3130 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
    Leona Rozella Lett

    Born  16 Jan 1904  Chariton County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  10 Aug 1904   
    Buried    Union Township Cemetery, Clay County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Female
    Florence Agnes Lett

    Born  31 Aug 1905  Chariton County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Aug 1908  Malvern, Mills County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Union Township Cemetery, Clay County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location

    Kenneth Amgwert Lett, Sr.Child 3 | Male
    > Kenneth Amgwert Lett, Sr.

    Born  30 Sep 1914  Garner Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Feb 1990   
    Buried    Garner Township Cemetery, Garner Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Margaret Mary Greene | F3125 
    Married  18 May 1936  Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Female
    > Margarett Kathryn Lett

    Born  14 Feb 1919  Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Oct 2010   
    Buried  8 Oct 2010  Hazel Dell Township Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Joseph Myron Osborn | F3126 
    Married  12 Feb 1943  Glendale Presbyterian Church, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Male
    > Gerald Berne Lett, Sr.

    Born  23 Feb 1924  Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1990   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Bonnie Jean Norman | F3127 
    Married  11 Aug 1948  First Presbyterian Church, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Photos
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of Charles 'Clarence' Lett and Lena (Amgwert) Lett
    The 50th Wedding Anniversary Photograph of Charles "Clarence" Lett and Lena (Amgwert) Lett
    Charles and Lena were married in 1903 in Little Sioux, Harrison County, Iowa. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1953. In 1954, Clarence died, followed by Lena in 1955.

  • Notes  Iowa Marriage Records:
    • Groom's Name: Charles Lett; Groom's Birthplace: Iowa; Bride's Name: Lena Amgood; Bride's Birth Date: 1884; Bride's Birthplace: Missouri; Bride's Age: 19; Marriage Date: 8 February 1903; Marriage Place: Little Sioux, Harrison, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: John Lett; Groom's Mother's Name: Maggie Anderson; Bride's Father's Name: Louis Amgood; Bride's Mother's Name: Katie Hartman; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M39192-1; System Origin: Iowa-VR; Source Film Number: 1513295; Reference Number: 2:3HBN4K4; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992

    Anniversary Announcement:
    • [Image] Caption: Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Lett . . . have been married 50 years --Nonpareil Photo

      Letts to Observe 50th Anniversary

      Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Lett, Route 4, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, with an open house at Glendale Presbyterian Church from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

      The Letts came to Council Bluffs in 1910, moved into their present house in 1914, and have lived there ever since.

      They have two sons, Kenneth Lett or Route 4 and G. B. Lett of 348 Benton Street; one daughter, Mrs. Joe Osborn of Hazel Dell Township, and seven grandchildren.

      The couple was married in Harrison County. Mr. Lett is 80; Mrs. Lett 68.

    Biography:
    • CHARLES LETT

      Residents of Harrison, Iowa, in the early 1900's, Charles Clarence Lett and Lena Amgwert were married in Little Sioux on 8 February, 1903. Charles worked for Lena's father, Louis Amgwert as farm help. Soon after marriage they moved to Chariton County, Missouri, where two daughters were born. Leona Rozella was born 16 January, 1904; died 10 August, 1903. Florence Agnes, born 31 August, 1905, died 4 August 1908 in Malvern, Iowa. Both are buried in Union Township Cemetery near Triplett, Missouri.

      While living near Malvern, Charles remembers hearing chunks of dirt falling in the Missouri River at night, as they lived near the river.

      Charles and Lena (Amgwert) later moved to a farm in a community known as Glendale in Garner Township, Pottawattamie County, Council Bluffs, where they resided forty years which was known as the W. S. Mayne estate and was at one time part of the Chautauqua Grounds.

      They saw the road paved in front of their home, which was known then as the "River to River road" also known as #64, now known as State Highway 191. Charlie could recall pulling many cars out of the mud before the paving, as there were under-ground springs which caused mudholes. Quite often they saw Mosquito Creek flood the lowlands in front of their home.

      Three more children were born to this couple while they lived in Garner Township. Kenneth Amgwert was born 30 September, 1914, at home; married Margaret Greene of Council Bluffs, 18 May, 1936; Margarett Kathryn, born 14 February, 1919, married Joe Osborn of Hazel Dell Township, Pottawattamie County, 12 February, 1943; Gerald Berne, born 3 May, 1923, married Bonnie Norman of Shelby County, Iowa, 11 August, 1948; Kenneth now lives in Persia, Iowa. Margarett lives two miles west of Missouri Valley. Berne lives in Council Bluffs.

      Charles Clarence, son [of] John and Maggie (Anderson) Lett was born 5 January 1873, in Keithsburg, Mercer County, Illinois. [His] Brothers and sisters [were] Carrie, Elsie (Twins), and Ed, Harvey and John. Charles's father was born on the English Channel, under American Flag of Swedish parents.

      Lena was born 7 March, 1884 [in] Sedalia, Missouri. Her parents were Louis Michael and Katrina (Hartman) Amgwert, who were born in Switzerland, coming to America at the age of 26 and 16 respectively.

      Charles and Lena were members of Glendale Presbyterian Church where they celebrated their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary in February 1953. They are buried in Hazel Dell Township Cemetery, Pottawattamie County. Charles died 27 April, 1954, age 81, and Lena died 6 August, 1955, age 71 years.

  • Sources 
    1. [S595] Lett, Douglass Robert and Minnie Louise (Krull) - Email.

    2. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).