I am searching for information about Howard John Hertel born July 14, 1918 in Chicago.
His parents were: Gustav Adolph Hertel….age 39 when Howard was born Violet Nelson…age 33 when Howard was born.
Violet and Gustav must have divorced as…
Violet Hertel married Robert Lawrence Westfall in 1922 and he adopted the children. There were 7 children, but I am not sure if he adopted the oldest daughters. I do know Robert N. and Harry were adopted by Robert Lawrence. Violet, Robert L and Robert N. are all buried in Fairmount Cemetery in Denver. Harry signed as the informant on the death certificate for Robert N. Per Gustav’s obit Williamena was in Denver in 1945 as Mrs. Ryan
Here is Gustav’s obit…it looks like he remarried an Emily. Chicago Tribune 2 Nov 1945 Gustav Adolph Hertel, beloved husband of the late Emily; father of Mrs. Williamena Ryan, Denver, Co. Mrs. Alma Emerson, Harry, Mrs. Eleanor Daniels, Mrs. Margaret Klein, and John.Foster father of Mrs. Florence Hickstein, and Mrs. Edith Gilmore.
If anyone has information about the Hertel family I sure would love to hear from you. Anna in Colorado