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Teresa Margaret Lett

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  • Gender  Female 
    Notes 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld.
    Person ID  I8606  All Families
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 

    Father  Kenneth Amgwert Lett, Sr.,   b. 30 Sep 1914, Garner Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1990 
    Mother  Margaret Mary Greene,   b. 14 Oct 1917, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1994 
    Married  18 May 1936  Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Divorce Filing  3 Nov 1945  Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Council Bluffs Nonpareil 
    • Two Divorces Filed in Court

      Two divorce suits were on fie in district court Saturday. [...] Margaret M. Lett asks custody of their two minor children in her action against Kenneth A. Lett whom she married at Glenwood May 18, 1936.
    Divorced  1 Dec 1945 
    Marriage Fact 
    • Kenneth and Margaret divorced but then remarried.
    Divorce Notice  1 Dec 1945  Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Council Bluffs Nonpareil 
    • Four Divorces in Court Granted

      Four divorces were granted in district court Friday. [...]

      Margaret M. Lett was awarded custody of their son Kenneth Jr., 8, in the decree awarded her from Kenneth A. Lett by Judge Johnson. Judge Johnson granted Mrs. Lett $30 per month alimony and title of their 32-acre farm home to the estranged spouse.
    Four Divorces in Court Granted
    Four Divorces in Court Granted
    A notice that Margaret Mary (Greene) Lett was granted a divorce from Kenneth Amgwert Lett Sr. The notice was published December 1, 1945.
    Marriage License  27 Jan 1946  Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Council Bluffs Nonpareil 
    • Council Bluffs Marriage Licenses - Kenneth A. Lett, 31, Council Bluffs
    Council Bluffs Marriage Licenses
    Council Bluffs Marriage Licenses
    Notice of a marriage license issued to Kenneth Amgwert Lett Sr. abd Margaret Mary (Greene) Lett (they had divorced December 1945). They were re-married about January 27, 1946.
    Newspaper Article  31 Jul 1953  Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Council Bluffs Nonpareil 
    • Pottawattamie County Real Estate Transfers

      J.H. Mayne to Kenneth A. Lett; part Lt. 2, Aud. Sub, NEĽ SEĽ 20-75-43; $1; Kenneth A. & Margaret M. Lett to Clifton D. Ranney; part Lt. 2, Aud. Sub. NEĽ SEĽ, 20-75-43; $1.
    Biography  Abt 1985  Persia, Harrison County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Margaret Mary (Greene) Lett 
    • The Kenneth Amgwert Lett Family

      Kenneth, son of Lena Amgwert and Charles Clarence Lett, was born September 30, 1914, the eldest son. I, Margaret Mary Greene, daughter of Margaret Pilling and Samuel Albert Greene, was born October 14, 1917, the only daughter with four older brothers: Thomas, Clarence (Chaunce), Howard, [and] Robert.

      Kenneth and I graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School, Council Bluffs, 1932 and 1935 respectively. We married May 18, 1936. We've had nine different homes including one in Colorado. We're members of Glendale Presbyterian Church, Council Bluffs. We have three sons and three daughters:

      Ken Jr., married Shirley Woodring; has three daughters (Julie Kay, Jennifer, Joann); and lives in Boone, Iowa.

      Douglass, married Minnie Krull; has three sons (twins - Ronald and Donald, David); and lives in Kahoka, Missouri.

      Evelyn, married James Zumwalt; has three children (Jason, Jeremy, Katrina); and lives in Joplin, Missouri.

      Howard, married Mildred Van Volkenburg; has two daughters (Darcy, Cynthia); and lives in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

      Teresa, married Larry Gerner; has two children (Josiah, Sara); and lives in Joplin, Missouri.

      Denise, married Gale Miller; and lives in Persia, Iowa.

      Our family moved to Persia January 1, 1966, from an acreage on the outskirts of Council Bluffs. Kenneth was born and raised on a farm very near there, but I was born and raised in Council Bluffs. All our children were born during our years in the Glendale community. Our three oldest graduated from A.L. (Abraham Lincoln) High School. Our three youngest graduated from Tri-Center Community School.

      1976, the nation's bicentennial, was an important year for us! Denise graduated from Tri-Center; Douglas retired from the Navy as Chief Petty Officer with 20 years service; Kenneth, a Union Pacific Railroad switchman-brakeman, retired with 34 years service; and we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary!

      Kenneth's family originally came from Sweden. His grandfather, John, was born at sea coming to America. His mother's family originated in Switzerland. She named one of her two sons for Switzerland's capitol, Gerald Berne [who lives in] Council Bluffs. Kenneth has one sister, Margarett Osborn (Mrs. Joe M.), [of] Missouri Valley, Iowa.

      My ancestors came from England. I am not sure whether my maiden name is correct because my great-grandfather, as a boy, was apprenticed to a cabinetmaker. When he didn't like it, he stowed away on board a ship. He was discovered, but the captain allowed him to stay. Upon arrival in America he changed his name so he wouldn't be sent back. He didn't tell anyone this story for many years. He never told anyone (not even his wife) what his real name was.

      Mother's people were also from England. Her father, Thomas Pilling, lived in Garner Township near the Glendale community.

      We were told when we bought our farm west of Persia that it was located on the "Good Enough Road"; that's why we call our place the "Good E'nuf Farm"! One of Kenneth's favorite sayings is "Good e'nuf!"

      --By Margaret Mary (Greene) Lett
    The Biography of Kenneth Amgwert Lett Sr. and His Family
    The Biography of Kenneth Amgwert Lett Sr. and His Family
    By Margaret Mary (Greene) Lett, a biography of the family of Kenneth Amgwert Lett Sr. (written circa 1979 on the occasion of the wedding of Denise Ann Lett)
    A Biography of the Kenneth Amgwert Lett Family
    A Biography of the Kenneth Amgwert Lett Family
    This biography was published during a town or township celebration in about 1985, written by Margaret Mary (Greene) Lett. It contains a scan of the original document, and is followed by the text of that document (searchable and copyable). It is in .pdf format.
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Kenneth Amgwert and Margaret Mary (Greene) Lett's grave is located at the Garner Township Cemetery in Garner Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Lett. Kenneth A. Sr. Septekmber 30, 1914 - October 13, 1990. Margaret (Greene). October 14, 1912 - December 28, 1994. Married May 18, 1936."
    The Headstone of Margaret Mary (Greene) and Kenneth Amgwert Lett Sr.
    The Headstone of Margaret Mary (Greene) and Kenneth Amgwert Lett Sr.
    Photos

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    Mary Margaret (Greene) and Kenneth Amgwert Lett Sr.
    Mary Margaret (Greene) and Kenneth Amgwert Lett Sr.
    This may be a from several photographs taken upon the occasion of their wedding in 1936.
    Kenneth and Margaret Lett
    Kenneth and Margaret Lett
    Kenneth Amgwert Lett Sr. and Margaret Mary Greene were married May 18, 1936, in Glenwood, Iowa. They were the parents of six children.
    The Home of Kenneth Lett Sr. in Council Bluffs, Iowa
    The Home of Kenneth Lett Sr. in Council Bluffs, Iowa
    This photograph of the house where the family of Kenneth Amgwert Lett Sr. lived was taken in the winter of 1948. It was in the Hazel Dell township.
    Marriage Documentation
    Two Divorces Filed in Court
    Two Divorces Filed in Court
    A notice that Margaret Mary (Greene) Lett had filed for divorce from Kenneth Amgwert Lett Sr. The notice was published November 3, 1945.
    Family ID  F3125  Group Sheet

    Family  Larry Layne Gerner 
    Children 
     1. Josiah Ward "Joty" Gerner
     2. Sara Elizabeth Gerner
     3. Philip Kenneth Gerner
    Last Modified  28 Feb 2014 
    Family ID  F3134  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1596] Lett, Charles "Clarence" and Lena (Amgwert) - Biography, (originally published in the 1970s).

    2. [S1608] Amgwert, John C. - Email (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1602] Lett, Margaret Mary (Greene) - Files for Divorce, (originally published in The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, page 3, November 3, 1945; Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1603] Lett, Kenneth Amgwert (Sr.) and Margaret Mary (Greene) - Divorce Granted, (originally published in The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, page 8, December 1, 1945; Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1604] Lett, Kenneth Amgwert (Sr.) and Margaret Mary (Greene) Lett - Marriage License, (originally published in The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, page 2, January 27, 1946; Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1605] Lett, Kenneth Amgwert (Sr.) and Mary Margaret (Greene) - Transfer of Real Estate, (originally published in The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, page 6, July 31, 1952; Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1606] Lett, Kenneth Amgwert (Sr.) - Family Biography, Margaret Mary (Greene) Lett, (written circa 1979 on the occasion of the wedding of Denise Ann Lett) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S1607] Lett, Kenneth Amgwert (Sr.) and Margaret Mary (Greene) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Garner Township Cemetery in Garner Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of an unknown contributor at the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (web site); Memorials #: 395098S3 & 395099S3) (Reliability: 3).