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


Norma Gutke's birth

Mother was at home in labor with me, and Dad and the five boys were all dressed to go to Grandpa's funeral. My dad didn't have all the patience in the world (Norma laughs), and I can remember Mother saying that Dad was pacing up and down, you know, "Let's get this over with, let's get this kid here." Evidently, I was, you know, just taking my time about the whole thing. And finally--Dr. Sheraniun was the doctor there, taking care of things--finally I was born, so Dad and the five boys whoosh, went off to the funeral. But you know, I always felt close to Grandpa. And I think our spirits passed in the night as we were going.

From an interview with Norma Gutke Ellis at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah on 9/25/2005. Interviewed by Dennis Gutke, Norma's nephew, and Dennis's daughter, Deniane Gutke Kartchner. 

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