Gertrude M. Graff

b. 14 October 1909, d. 18 July 1989


FatherJohn William Graff b. 26 Jun 1876, d. 5 Apr 1925
MotherAnna Catherine Bunkers b. 10 Oct 1879, d. 29 Sep 1941
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Herman Theodore Bunkers
Appears on chartsDescendants (with spouses) of Herman Theodore Bunkers
In Family LineBunkers


Name Variation  Gertrude M. Graff was also known as Trudy. 
Birth14 Oct 1909 She was born on 14 Oct 1909 in Caledonia Township, O'Brien County, Iowa. 
1910 Census
(with Parents)
7 May 1910 Gertrude appeared in the 1910 Federal Census of Caledonia Township, O'Brien County, Iowa, as Gertrude Graff, in the household of her parents, Anna and John William Graff. She is a single white female, age 6/12. Daughter of head of household. She was born in Iowa. Her father was born in Minnesota, her mother in Iowa. 
1920 Census
(with Parents)
14 Jan 1920 Gertrude appeared in the 1920 Federal Census of Caledonia Township, O'Brien County, Iowa, as Gertrude M. Graff, in the household of her parents, Anna and John William Graff
1924 Gertrude M. Graff lived with John William Graff and Anna Catherine Bunkers in 1924 in Caledonia, O'Brien County, Iowa; owned 231 acres, section 5. 
Marriage18 Jan 1932 Gertrude M. Graff and Raymond B. Schilmoeller, son of Herman Schilmoeller and Elizabeth Meis, were married on 18 Jan 1932 in Granville, Sioux County, Iowa.
Death18 Jul 1989 Gertrude M. Graff died on 18 Jul 1989 in Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, at age 79. Cause of death: cancer. 
Obituaryafter 18 Jul 1989 Gertrude M. Graff's obituary appeared in the

Obituary: Trudy Schilmoeller

Trudy (Gertrude) M. Schilmoeller of rural Algona, formerly of Granville, died Tuesday, July 19 at Mason City after a short illiness of cancer.

The funeral Mass was celebrated by Rev. Ben Jensen on Friday in St. Cecelia's Catholic Church. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery with the Geilenfeld-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Service in charge.

Trudy Graff, daughter of John and Catherine Bunkers Graff, was born in Granville on Oct. 14, 1909. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy iin Alton and attended business school in Sioux City. She worked for an attorney in Orange City.

Trudy was married to Raymond Schilmoeller at Granville on Jan. 18, 1932. The Schilmoellers farmed for a time in the Granville area and in the spring of 1943 they moved to Algona where they also farmed. Mrs. Schilmoeller worked 17 years for Hutzell's School and Office Supply in Algona, retiring in 1972.

She was a member of St. Cecelia's Church, C.D. of A., the Legion of Mary, Kossuth County Hospital Auxiliary and active in the Algona Senior Citizens for which she was a trustee of the Center.

She is survived by her husband, Ray and four children; Cordell of Atlanta, Ga., Carol (Mrs. George) Hemmen of Algona, Cecil of Lee's Summit, Mo., and Lloyd of Algona; 16 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; a brother Otto Graff of Cedar Rapids, and two sisters, Florence Miller of Granville and Bernice Hassmann of Warner Robins, Ga.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

(This article appeared in the Algona, Iowa, area newspaper July 1989.) on after 18 Jul 1989. 
Burial21 Jul 1989 She was buried on 21 Jul 1989, age 79, in Calvary Cemetery, located in Algona, Kossuth County, Iowa, in Geilenfeld-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Service handled the funeral. 

Children of Gertrude M. Graff and Raymond B. Schilmoeller

4 known children of Gertrude M. Graff and Raymond B. Schilmoeller may still be living.