Photograph: Lena Rohlfing Chorpenning, DeIna Buhrman(n) Logan, and Theresia Stern(s) Chorpenning, Washington County, Iowa, 1920s?

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Lena Charlotte Rohlfing was born 3 August 1899 in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois. She married Ralph Chorpenning in 1920. Ralph was the son of George B. McClellan Chorpenning and Cora Belle Logan Chorpenning. Ralph and Lena moved to Washington County, Iowa, and managed the Cannon Ranch. Lena Rohlfing Chorpenning died 14 July 1966 in Washington County, Iowa.

DeIna Ruth Buhrman(n), daughter of Theodore Buhrman(n) and Nancy “Nannie” J. Kerr Buhrman(n), was born 5 January 1896 in Washington County, Illinois. She married Allen “Al” Logan, youngest child of Andrew Jackson “Jack” Logan and Catherine Charlotte Guthrie Logan, 21 May 1915 in Chester, Randolph County, Illinois. They moved to Washington County, Iowa, that same year. DeIna Buhrman(n) Logan died 27 September 1989 in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa.

(DeIna’s sister, Helen Buhrman(n), married Reuben Chorpenning, Ralph’s brother and Al’s cousin. They, too, had moved to Washington County, Iowa, from southern Illinois. Lena Rohlfing’s sister, Lottie Rohlfing, married Fred Buhrman, a cousin of DeIna’s. Fred and Lottie farmed for 40 years in Pilot Knob Township, Washington County, Illinois, later moving to Nashville, Illinois.)

Theresia (pronounced “Trace”) Stern(s), daughter of John Stern and Elizabeth Faust Stern, was born 6 January 1890 in Perry County, Illinois. She married James W. Chorpenning, brother of Ralph and Reuben Chorpenning, 2 April 1913 in Perry County, Illinois. They moved to Washington County, Iowa, about 1923. Theresia Stern(s) Chorpenning died 7 June 1951 in Washington, Washington County, Iowa.

 

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