Jochim & Doris Wiese of O'Brien County Iowa were my great-grandparents.
Jochim was known as "Joe Henry" Wiese. He was born in Probstei, Barsbeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany on Sept. 4, 1854. He came to Iowa in the 1860s and married Doris Rodeluff in 1881. Their farm was appx 3 miles north of Sutherland.
They had nine children: daughters Rosa, Anna, Meta, Lillie, & Minnie, and sons John, Henry, Carl & Ralph. Rosa did not survive past childhood.
Ralph Wiese (my grandfather) was the youngest son of Jochim & Doris. He moved to the Los Angeles area of California in the 1920s, where he lived the remainder of his life. He passed away in 1989 at the venerable age of 91.
I have some basic information about this branch of the Wiese family and I would like to learn more. Please contact me if you can provide any further details. Thanks!