I am Frieda Oehler Byland's great granddaughter. What would you like to know? And who are you?
She did have 4 children. Erna died at a very young age (5 or so), apparently her clothes caught on fire from firecrackers, and she burned to death.
Max never married, and never left home except for a few months in WWII. He worked for a mill work. He was a bit odd, my Dad said he had a bad case of chicken pox or measles or something like that when he was in high school and after that he was never the same. He passed away around 1988, in Davenport.
Martha married twice, the first to Julain Webber, the parents wanted them to marry and it didn't last long. The second was to Horrace Mallette. There isn't room here to write all the wild stories about her life. She did not have any children. She passed away 12/10/82 in Davenport.
Emma married Louis Lapehn.They had two children Leonard (my father born 5/19/24) and Erna, born approx 1927. Louis died in a car accident when the children were small, she later married Ed Schroeder. She died around 1958, of breast cancer.
Leonard was an accountant, lived in Bettendorf for many years, then in Ames, Iowa. He married Fern Lapehn (school teacher) in 1950, they had 2 daughters, Margaret (me) born 11/19/52 and Kristine born 8/24/54. Margaret married James Brian Garrett in 1974, Kristine has never married. Margaret and Kris do not have children. Leonard died 8/2/97 of inclusion body myositis, a very rare form of adult muscular dystrophy. Margaret, Kris and Fern live in Centennial, CO. Margaret (Meg) is a programmer analyst for Marriott International, Kris is a retired pension actuary.
Erna married Ken Perkins around 1948. They have 3 children, Gary (April 1950), David (April 1953) and Nancy (April 1959?). Gary was married twice. David is married. Nancy was married and divorced and is now married to Ken Komack. All live in or near Redondo Beach, Ca. Gary, David and Nancy do not have any children.