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Herbert Joseph [Bert] Jahn

July 11, 1916 - May 4, 2005

 

 Bert Jahn
Bert was born July 11, 1916, in Cold Spring, Minnesota, son of Martin Jahn and Rose Mary Miller. After graduation from the University of Minnesota, he moved to the state of Washington, where he was a trout hatcheryman for the State Game Department and a soil scientist and wildlife biologist for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. During World War II he served 14 months in the Army.

Sylvia (Wendel) JahnOn December 31, 1940, in Spokane, Washington, he married Sylvia Doris Wendel, a teacher, daughter of Charles Everett Wendel and Susanna Marie Isdahl. Sylvia was born March 18, 1917 in Billings, Montana. She died May 26, 1980, and is buried in Ephrata, Washington.

Bert & Thelma (Emerson) Jahn
On July 3, 1983, Bert married Thelma Lee Emerson in Wenatchee, Washington. Thelma was born September 13, 1924 to Harvey Lee and Ethel Gall. Bert died May 4, 2005, in Wenatchee and is buried in Ephrata. Thelma died October 9, 2005.

Bert and Sylvia had seven children:

  1. Barbara Jo Jahn, born May 8, 1942 in Arlington, Washington.

    1. Tamara Lynn Barnett, born June 17, 1964, in California.

      1) Maralei Micaela Kealakeaanuenue Barnett, born June 21, 1987, in Hilo, Hawaii.

      2) Christian Rawlen Victor Barnett, born February 6, 1989, in Hawaii.

      3) Morgan Maximillion Kahoaokekai Victor, born October 25, 1991, in Hawaii.

      Married Robert Keith Charles.

      4) Gabrielle Ann Charles, born May 19, 1998, in Denver, Colorado.

      5) John Robert Charles, born July 22, 2001, in Louisiana.

    2. Michael Cahn, born January 21, 1967, in Watertown, Massachusetts. Married Monique Suzanne Burton, May 28, 2011, in Cancun, Mexico.

      1) Maiya Bijoux Burton Cahn, born September 19, 2012, in Seattle.

    3. Robin Marie Gray, born February 10, 1971, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Married January 1995 to Christopher Lee Harlan, son of Charles Lee Harlan and Susan Elaine Anderson. Chris was born May 31, 1966, in Anchorage, Alaska.

      1) Grant Kainoa Harlan, born April 11, 2001, in Hawaii.

    On November 20, 1978, in Elko, Nevada, Bobbie was married to William Brian "Joe" Bloss, born September 6, 1945, in Summit Union, New Jersey, adopted son of William Cornelius Bloss and Margaret Bryant. Joe died in July 2004.

    1. Brian Robert Bloss, born February 2, 1977 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Drowned February 6, 1978, in Santa Fe.

    2. William Keo Bloss, born June 15, 1981 in Hilo, Hawaii. Married May 17, 2010, in Hawaii to Kilinoe Kaikaina, born June 10, 1986.

      1) Baya Lynnia Rose Bloss, born November 10, 2006, in Hawaii.

      2) Bowie Benjamin Kapono Bloss, born August 16, 2010, in Hawaii.

  2. Patricia Carol Jahn, born December 28, 1943, in Spokane, Washington. Married August 16, 1969, in Chicago, Illinois, to Michael Bruce Donnelly, born in Chicago on April 23, 1941, son of Thomas Donald Donnelly and Alice Karen Langlo.

    1. Thomas James Donnelly, born June 5, 1970, in Detroit, Michigan. Married June 8, 1996, in Muskego, Wisconsin, to Tamara Lee Neubert, born April 17, 1972, in Greenfield, Wisconsin, to Dennis Lee Neubert and Myrna Louise Kraft.

      1) Madelyn Lane Donnelly, born June 15, 2000, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

      2) Drew Michael Donnelly, born June 15, 2000, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    2. Michele Carol Donnelly, born March 24, 1974, in Detroit. Married April 27, 1996, in Madison, Wisconsin to Robert Jon Hamele, born in Madison July 14, 1972, to Robert John Hamele and Vicki Lynn Madole.

      1) Brandon Thomas Hamele, born January 2, 2000, in Madison.

      2) Alyssa Michelle Hamele, born July 4, 2002, in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

      3) Danielle Marie Hamele, born July 28, 2005, in Lexington, Kentucky.

      4) Christopher Robert Hamele, born November 12, 2007, in Lexington, Kentucky.

      5) Evan Jude Hamele, born March 12, 2010, in Lexington, Kentucky.

    3. Erin Marie Donnelly, born July 19, 1977, in Royal Oak, Michigan. Married August 5, 2000, in Lexington, Kentucky, to David Warren Lee, born October 23, 1976, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to George Warren Lee and Ann Joan Scott.

      1) Logan James Lee, born October 1, 2003, in Lexington, Kentucky.

      2) Carrie Jane Lee, born October 11, 2005, in Lexington.

      3) Kayla Josephine Lee, born July 30, 2008, in Lexington.

      4) Maria Juliette Lee, born March 30, 2011, in Lexington.

      5) John Paul Warren Lee, born March 30, 2014, in Lexington.

      6) Thomas Ian Lee, born August 8, 2016, in Lexington.

  3. James Karl Jahn, born September 14, 1946, in Colfax, Washington. Died of spinal meningitis at Fort Lewis, Washington, March 15, 1969. Buried in Ephrata.

  4. Gerald Martin Jahn, born November 29, 1948, in Colfax, Washington.

    1. Stacy DeWitt, born December 7, 1969. Married August 21, 1993, to Shaun Loren Foldvik.

      1) Shaun Loren Foldvik, born May 24, 1994.

    Jerry was married in Spokane on June 14, 1975, to Cindy Marie Layman, born April 19, 1957, in Syracuse, New York, daughter of John Clyde Layman and Rosalie Veronica DeLiberto.

    1. Benjamin James Jahn, born May 2, 1976, in Spokane, Washington.

  5. Peggy Marie Jahn, born March 20, 1950, in Colfax, Washington. Married in St. Paul, Minnesota on June 24, 1972, to Craig Clifford Cournoyer, born in St. Paul on May 8, 1951, son of Clifford Lawrence Cournoyer and Jenny Gordon. In 1979 Peggy and Craig adopted two brothers from an orphanage in Costa Rica. They later adopted a Samoan boy and a Vietnamese girl.

    1. Joseph Lawrence Cournoyer, born March 29, 1977, in Costa Rica. Married February 12, 2002, in Apia, Western Samoa, to Fetuao Gasolo, born June 1, 1968 in Savaii, Western Samoa.

    2. Henry Alexander Cournoyer, born June 14, 1978, in Costa Rica.

      1) Josiah Craig Cournoyer, born May 2005.

      2) Angel Cournoyer, born 2006.

    3. Filipo Luka Cournoyer, born August 10, 1995, in American Samoa.

    4. Katherine Lindsay Cournoyer, born April 1, 1999, in Viet Nam.

    On March 20, 2005, Peggy was married to Don Brodie in Rapid City, South Dakota. Don was born in Jamaica November 26, 1924, and died July 25, 2008, in Wenatchee, Washington.

  6. Bruce Patrick Jahn, born March 17, 1953, in Omak, Washington. Married June 16, 1978, in Bellevue, Washington, to Carol Christine Bruns, born December 2, 1951, in Anacortes, Washington, daughter of Arthur Bruns and Helen Louise Hicks.
    1. Timothy Daniel Jahn, born October 22, 1979 in Seattle, Washington. Married October 16, 2009, in Des Moines, Washington, to Heather Marie Foster, born October 18, 1981, to John H. Foster and Allena Oakes.

      1) Eliana Marie Jahn, born March 11, 2012, in Seattle.

      2) Korben Daniel Jahn, born July 16, 2014, in Seattle.

    2. Andrew Michael Jahn, born May 30, 1981 in Seattle. Married June 30, 2007 in Seattle to Kathleen Denise Saenger, born November 1, 1986.

      1) Amber Winter Jahn, born January 26, 2012, in Seattle.

      2) Brooke Sapphire Jahn, born August 21, 2013, in Seattle.

  7. Judith Marian Jahn, born August 31, 1954, in Spokane. Married in Seattle, Washington, December 20, 1985, to Dennis Michael Jensen, born August 25, 1944, son of Robert Joseph Jensen and Ellen Jones.

    1. Amy Marie Jensen, born January 9, 1991, in Seattle.


Source: Eighteen Cousins, by Bert Jahn (1988); updated 2011

Surnames on Bert's Branch:

Barnett
Bloss
Brodie
Bruns
Burton
Cahn
Charles
Cournoyer
DeWitt
Donnelly
Emerson
Foldvik
Foster
Gasolo
Gray
Hamele
Harlan
Jahn
Jensen
Layman
Lee
Miller
Neubert
Saenger
Victor
Wendel


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