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Gross-Kleinsasser Family Tree

Margaret Kleinsasser is my Mothers mom, my Grandma. She was married to Paul Wollman and they had 1 son together before Paul senior passed away. I believe it was an accidental death but I don’t remember. My Grandma later married Daniel Gross. Together they had 11 children, 2 0f which passed young. I believe one from an illness and one was kicked by a horse. My Grandpa Daniel passed at a young age of 47 years young. Of a heart attack. My mom was just 2 months in to her 13th year of life when she lost her dad. My mom left the Schmiedeleut hutterite colony way of living at the age of 17 on January 14,1962

Paul Wollman 6-6-1905/6-20-1929 Margaret (Gretal)Kleinsasser


Margy- Jason

Barbara- Johnathan, Rachelle,Zach

Darlene- Rebecca,Emma,Daniel

Pauly- Paul Anthony, Travis, Amanda

Kathy- Joseph,Joshua,Jessika

Barbara- RIP

RIP- Emma

RIP- Paul June 13,

Next Generation

Jason ~Gavin, Isaiah,Eliyanah

Paul Anthony ~Jonas, Charlese

Joseph ~ Zaiyden

Amanda ~ Gretchen,Kapri

Emma ~ Theodore

Established 1934

Daniel Gross 1909-1956

Margaret Kleinsasser 1906-1996


Rosi- Alicia, Lindsey


Dori- Jason

Helen- Joshua, Wade

Lori- Nathan, David, April

Harry- Tiffany, Amanda

Kathy- Kristin, Cody

Danny- Cindy, Jay, Megan

RIP- Daniel 1931- December 6,2000

RIP- Katie

Next Generation-


Nathan- Nathaniel, Carson,Jonathan

April- Alexzander



Kristin- Kyra,Adeline,Everett

Cody- Kolt

Margaret December 28,1932-October 13,1939

Andrew Gross  August 15,1934- August 18,1934


Danny- Melissa, Justin

Jonathan- Joshua, Jonathon, Andrea

Pete- 0


Eddy-Christopher, Corey, Amanda

RIP- Jacob December 25,1934- December 28,2002

Next Generation

Christopher- Joclynn

Corey- Aleina

Melissa- Abdiel, Lyrick

Andrea- Randy, Gage

Jonathan, Sarah,Gracie,Jackson


Dana- Amber

RIP- Edwin 1937- February 25,1989

RIP- Gwen

Next Generation

Amber- Andrew, Aubrie,Alexa,AudreyAna, Alana






RIP- Alfred 1938- July 15, 1979

Next Generation


Dorothy- 0

Daniel- Zachary, Alex

RIP~ Ed Ulmer May 2020


Debbie- Christoper, Jacob

Diane- Justin, Kayla

Next Generation-

Christopher- Carter

Justin- Giovanny, Andreas, Eloise

Kayla- Gabriel


Angie, Zach

Sherie- Justin,Tiffanie,Brittany

Troy- RIP March 1978

Albert – Rip 1945- April 15, 1999

Kyle- RIPMarch 16,2979- March 25,2013

Sherie- RIP July 27,1968- Sept 21,2020

Next Generation

Tiffanie- Melissa, Analiegh
Brittany- Esme


No children

RIP- Ernie


Eddy- 3 kids

Sandra 0



Lonnie- RIP Sept, 23, 2005



RIP – Rueben 1945-

Next Generation-

Many of the above siblings/spouses have passed.

Some are incomplete as we no longer have contact with those who live in the colonies.

What I was able to find on Ancestry.

I believe I have some document that Grandpa signed for Census or something.,. I’ll try to locate once I have assess to my laptop in US.

Grandma Margaret Gross
I will have to scan in a copy to make it 100% readable
Thank you Angie for sharing your copy

My Grandma Margaret Gross in Center, Uncle Rueben Gross on bottom and his children at the top

All Gross’s came from this Family

They originated from Karnten, Austria.

                                       Born                    Married                    Died

Jerg Gross                                                       1-9-1793                   10-6-1830

Julianna Lausner            1777                10-2-1795               

Ephraim                         10-2-1795                                                   8-9-1817

Andreas                          1-18-1798                                                  4-28-1801

Justina                             5-23-1800

Helena                            2-22-1802                                                

Noah                               7-27-1804                                                 10-10-1808

Christina                         11-27-1806                                              12-23-1808

Esras                                6-17-1809                                                            10-2-1809

Magdalena                       11-10-1816                                                  3-14-1819

Rachael                           12-31-1810                                                   6-2-1852

I found this above information in a Hutterite Book.

My Ancestry Results

I finally made the decision to have my DNA checked to follow where my Ancestors may have come from!

Getting ready to submit my DNA
Getting ready to submit my DNA

I have always been a bit curious…

But lately more so as I have been doing a lot on Ancestry and have quite a large tree so far… dating back to the 1850’s. It’s so interesting finding documents from those who have walked before us. I located census papers, marriage certificates, ship records, plus many more.

I was a bit surprised about my results…

I received my results several weeks ago! I was surprised that it didn’t take as long as stated!

I did expect a higher percentage to come from Russia and Ukraine area beings I found proof that some great great greats were born there.  This DNA test goes back way farther than I have searched.

My Awesome Results
My Awesome Results

This wasn't surprising
This wasn’t surprising

I was expecting to see these results!  There are so many Hofer’s in Switzerland that I often get… ‘You are a Hofer? And from America?’ No wonder I love this area so much!!  Our German in the family is such a mix of all these places! I am extremely blessed that I have had the opportunity to live in this area where my ancestors once were.

Now this next one was a bit shocking!

Didn't expect this
Didn’t expect this

I really never thought this was a possibility!! My dad does love watching British soap operas!! Not sure why cause they really have a dry humor and my dad is pretty funny! Does any of that make much sense… maybe not to everyone…

I have also been told I have a little Italian in me!
I have also been told I have a little Italian in me!

If you have ever read about Jacob Hutter… Then you know he was in Italy and actually the Italians tarred and feathered him to keep the religion he was preaching out.  Jacob Hutter may not be related to me but if my ancestors were following him as they were trying to find a home stead… I believe!!  I do love pasta and Gelato!!

I never really though about Greece… But I do like feta cheese!! :}

Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe… Thought the percentage would be higher

Like previously mentioned…I think. I expected the Eastern European percentage to be higher.

I’ll add the last ones, they are quite low but still part of the percentages.


I just thought this would be interesting to share!  I have always loved History and now specifically mine!

If anyone is interested in viewing the Hofer/Tschetter, Wollman/Gross/Kleinsasser tree… Let me know and I can send you an invite. I tried to add a link but Ancestry doesn’t work that way.  I currently have  71 people, 0 photos, 0 stories and 52 historical records.

Also by submitting my DNA I now have 121 pages of possible relatives listed! With the potential of being related extremely high!

Our Family Tree Hofer/Tschetter

Our Family Tree   Hofer /Tschetter

I have no idea how to even begin this and so I thought by starting out with a bit of information on Great Grandparents. Now I don’t have much and I welcome anyone who reads this to share any information they have.

My Great Grandparents

Now I know my Great Grandparents were Jacob Hofer (1895-1950) and Sarah Stahl (1895-1983) I was lucky enough to have met my Great Grandma Stahl and have some memories of her.  They married in January 22,1916 and had 7 children.  One of which was my Grandpa David Hofer.  I actually found their marriage certificate. I also found information that Jacob’s mother was born in Russia, according to the 1935 South Dakota Census.  I am not 100% sure but the documents match their information I have on them.

Possible Marriage Certificate of my Great GrandParents
Possible Marriage Certificate of my Great GrandParents

My Grandparents

David Hofer (1921-2003) and Justina (Asnath) Tschetter (1920-2012)were married November 19, 1941. They were married in South Dakota but originally there nationality was Canadian as stated on the marriage certificate I located.  Together they raised 14 children. 10 girls and 4 boys!

Marriage Certificate of my Grandparents
Marriage Certificate of my Grandparents

Our Family Tree

Amos ~Dorothy

 Cynthia-  Justin,Carolyn,Tamara, Matthew,Marissa,Doreen  



 Justine- Amanda, Shane, Marlys, Cheryl

 Chris- Amber, Christopher, Sheldon, Caelan,Meagan,Zane

 Delores-Jeriah, Joanna, Jewel         19

The Next Generation

Christopher- Christian


David ~ Mathilda

 Debbie- Christoper, Jacob

 Diane- Justin, Kayla                          4

The Next Generation

Christopher- Carter

Justin- Giovanny, Andres, Eloise

Kayla- Gabriel

Jacob- Bellamy

Jake ~ Marian

 Jake- Elizabeth, Shannon, Mariah, Sheliyah

 Leona- Michael,Esther, Rachel,




 Elaine- Makayla

 Jeff- Ryan,Madison,Emily                        13
RIP Uncle Jake

The Next Generation

Elizabeth, Leo,Lennon




 Martin- Philip,Arianna,Nicholas,baby

 Jeff- Rosaline,Eden,Tamara

 Curtis- Kendra,Kingston,Kaelyn,Khloe,Kassidy         12

RIP Uncle Jonty



 Tammy- Our Little Angel… January 24, 1979- September 8, 1982


 Brenda- Liesl,Miles,Sonya,Wila

 Lynda- Molly,Zoe,Levi,Scarlett

 Tim- Karsten,Felicity,Davin                             11




 Jeremy- Jadon,Kyla,Theo

 David- Logan

 Joshua-                                              5


Dave~ Lydia

 Amber- RIP February 18,1981~ March 31,2020








Brenda-Isaiah,Jacob,Maria,Manoah,Breanna,Sophia, Ayden

Robert-Jonita,Marleah,Jeffery,Micah,Tirzah,Kari,Megan     34

The Next Generation

Aimee  Logan, Gavin, Zoey, Carson


Samuel~ Alma

 Theodore- Kayleah,Katrina,Joshua,Joseph,Mia,Melanie


 Arthur- R.I.P. March 12,1975- April 1,2008 Christy, Sean, Emily 

 Sandra- Alexander, Samantha, Anthony,Jessi,Tristan,Emily


 Samuel- Samson,Johann,David,Taman,Emma,Grace

 Joanna- Dominic,Damian,Arthur,Dakota             31


Paul~ Adina

 Alma- Lydon,Heidi,Christopher

 Daryl- Boaz,Jubilee,Zion,Hosanna


 Marion- Tyler,Brandon,Brooklyn,Kairo

 Stephanie- Benjamin,Micah,Timothy,Aaron

 Pauline- Elaine,Isaiah,Mariah,Nicholas,Jaxon

 David- Rachel,Heidi,Joseph

 Sarah- Liam                                         23

R.I.P Paul Sept 7,1951-Aug 31,2015

The Next Generation

Heidi,  Kanon,Jared



 Thomas- Jennifer,Rhoda

 Ronald- Josiah, Samson,Corey

 Rhonda- Phoebe, Bethany, Hannah,Travis,Tyler

 Leah- Daniel,Maria,Jesse

 Karina- Grace, Jaclyn, Jacobi, Natalia,Johanna                        18



 Robert- Hannah, Heidi, Heinji, Tyler, Krystal,Demetrius,Nevaeh 

 Glenda- Mattheus,Christina, Jacob, Ezra, Hadassa ,Gabriel, Emily,Philip

 Lesa- Timothy, David, Malachi, Elizabeth ,Lori,Jeremiah,Rachel 

 Carol- Seth, Carrie, Lydia, Christopher,Kaylee,Jaden

 Christopher- Ethan, Isabelle,Aniya,Melanie 

 Samuel- William                                      33



 Sheila- Devan,Blake,Cody

 Scott- Brayden

Levi ~ Sharon 



 Brenda-                                        5

 R.I.P Levi… May 1,1959-March 2,2010








69 Grandchildren (Including deceased)


210 Great Grandchildren as  June 2021

15 Great Great Grandchildren as of December 2020

 Completed by Diane Hofer-Montano