Jennie was born December 20, 1910, in Paynesville, Minnesota, daughter of Frank Jahn
and Frances Hartmann. After high school in Paynesville she attended a secretarial school in Minneapolis.
She returned to Paynesville and worked with her father at the North American Creamery.
On October 10,
1942, she married Reuben William Welk,
son of William Welk and Anna Sack, in Paynesville. Reuben was born February
12, 1907. They farmed near Roscoe, Minnesota, until Reuben's death October
20, 1972. Jennie lived on the family farm after Reuben's death. She
died March 13, 1995.
William Francis, born November 24, 1944,
in Paynesville. Bill lived all his life on the family farm, which he operated until his death from a
heart attack on December 4, 2005.
Lawrence Norman, born July 1, 1946, in Paynesville.
Lawrence was killed in action in Viet Nam May 23, 1967.
Darlene Luella, born November 10, 1949, in
Paynesville, Married April 6, 1968, in Paynesville, to Roger
Glenn Miller. Roger died November 25, 1984.
Marlin Roger, born June 26, 1968, in Paynesville.
Bruce Roy, born June 4, 1972, in Paynesville.
Died April 23, 1986; buried in Osage, Minnesota.
Randy Lawrence, born July 31, 1974, in
Park Rapids, Minnesota. Married July 26, 1997, in Osage, to Rebecca Ann Hilgenberg, born
March 15, 1974, in Chicago, Illinois.
(1) Ashley Lynn Miller, born October 7, 1999,
in Litchfield, Minnesota.
(2) Mikayla Michelle Miller, born June 6, 2001, in Litchfield.
(3) Gabriella Miller, born September 2008.
On February 15, 1997, in Osage, Darlene married Gerald E. Wettels, born
September 22, 1947, to John F. Wettels and Gladys L. Stephens.
Annette Louise, born January 24, 1952, in
Paynesville. Married to Ron Kaplan on September 19, 1999, in Boston.
Source: Eighteen Cousins, by Bert Jahn (1988); updated 2010.