This blog is dedicated to my parents, brothers, sister, and cousins who are descendants of Johannes (John) Gutke and Johanna Mork Gutke (pictured above). I am in the process of posting everything I have, so that I can back up documents/photos and also access the info from any location. There are likely to be mistakes, so check back often and feel free to comment if you have corrections!


Deniane Gutke Kartchner


Beatrice GUTKE history in progress

Beatrice Lenora Oleson
Born: 8 Jun 1909
Died: 13 August 1927

Beatrice Lenora Oleson was born 8 Jun 1909 in Midvale, Utah.
Her parents were Emil and Anna Oleson.  Emil was born in Union, Utah, and “Annie” was born in Sweden. It appears that Annie’s maiden name was also Oleson.[1] Neither record of Beatrice’s parents is found online (at the state archives 1904-1956).  They just aren’t there yet or they died later.
She married Clyde Fredrick Gutke on 13 August 1927, Midvale, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.[2]
Her parents were involved with the IOOF in Salt Lake City.[3] Clyde was also involved at the time. The internet says that it was primarily an organization for non-Mormons, so Emil and Anna might have been Protestant? This means Beatrice was probably also involved with the fraternity.[4]
They were members of Lodge 33 (of Midvale).  The I.O.O.F News as reported in the  _____ said that on Thursday, January 21, ____, E. Olson was installed as the Noble Grand and C Gutke as the Vice Grand. F.N. Swensen was the Secretary and F. Wright the Treasurer. 
This particular news brief also talked about a meeting at the IOOF Temple in Salt Lake the previous Monday where some 300 members were present to hear Grand Sire Powely (who resides in Ontario, Canada)’s comments about economic conditions.
Beatrice died 13 February 1929. The cause of death was tubercular meningitis.  The attending doctor, (I can’t read his signature? Claude D. Ihield?) had been attending her since January 15, 1929, so she had been really sick for about four weeks.
She was 19 years old (8 mos, 5 days). They were living at 1456 South State Street in Salt Lake City. They had been married for a year and a half.[5]

Beatrice was baptized on 6 Feb 1932 in Salt Lake.  Andrew F. Gutke and Ruth Judd are listed as the relatives/proxies.
She was endowed on 18 February 1932 in Salt Lake.  The relative/proxy is Andrew F. Gutke, Laura M.J. Gutke.  That means her mother-in-law did her work.
Sealed to parents EMIL ARTHUR OLESON and ANNA MARIA OLSSON on 3 April 1979.
She was sealed to Clyde Fredrick Gutke on 5 Jun 2004 in the Provo temple. Dennis and Lurlene Gutke did this work.[6]

[1] Beatrice Gutke’s death certificate, retrieved online from _____________.
[2] Familysearch.org (IGI)
[3] The May 17, 1939 Ogden Standard Examiner talks about Anna Oleson.  This is from the search engine (I need to research further): Ogden Standard-Examiner: Wednesday, May 17, 1939
“…of Levity With Utah Odd Fellows and Rebekahs meeting here in their annual ... Miss Lulu Cloudman Ogden chaplain Mrs Anna Oleson Salt Lake City inside ...”
The International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) was one of the many secret fraternal organizations popular in 19th-century America. These organizations engaged in a variety of social and charitable activities. They also offered "fraternal insurance" programs to assist members and their families in case of an illness or death.
It is no accident that the Utah Odd Fellows decided to build their hall here. Like most 19th-century fraternal organizations, the Odd Fellows excluded Mormons and Catholics from membership. The largely Protestant and Jewish members of the Utah Odd Fellows felt most comfortable in the emerging non-Mormon enclave at the south end of downtown.
The Odd Fellows Hall is one of the best examples of Richardsonian Romanesque commercial architecture remaining in Utah. A variety of brick patterns give the façade a textured appearance. Look for the inscriptions "IOOF" and "1891" in the elevated center portion of the parapet. Also note the carving of the all-seeing eye, an Odd Fellows symbol, above the main entry.

[5] State of Utah-Death Certificate.
[6] Knowledge of Deniane Kartchner from Dennis and Lurlene.
I don’t know why I saved this link: http://www.archive.org/stream/utahgazetteer18900stenrich

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