Descendants of John J. BETLACH Sr.



First Generation



1. John J. BETLACH Sr. son of Frank J. BETLACH and Frances MERTA, was born on December 21, 1893 in St.Louis(StLOUIS)MO, died on August 12, 1961 in St.Louis City, MO at age 67, and was buried on August 14, 1961 in Affton(Stlouis)MO. Another name for John was BETTLACH.

General Notes: Baptism Certificate reflects the spelling of the last name as BETLACH.
Some information for John's family from William F. Buchholz family group sheets.

I have not been able to find out when or why the name was changed to the Bettlach spelling for this line of Betlach's.

Noted events in his life were:

Obituary: August 12, 1961, St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Cemetery: Resurrection Cemetery. Section 022
Lot 012
Lot ID AB08

Death Certificate: Missouri Digital Archives.

Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure, arteriosclerosis.

Online burial memorial: www.findagrave.com #81017732.

OccupationMaintenance, St. Frances DeSales Church

John married Veronica E. STAUDER, daughter of Phillip Henry STAUDER and Eva SCHMITT, on January 13, 1916 in (Cook)IL. Veronica was born on November 9, 1898, died in January 1982 at age 83, and was buried on January 27, 1982 in Affton(Stlouis)MO.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage License: State of Illinois.

Noted events in her life were:

Online burial memorial: www.findagrave.com #81017980.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 F    i. Jeanette V. BETTLACH was born on August 6, 1916 in St.Louis City, MO, died on January 19, 2009 at age 92, and was buried on January 22, 2009 in Affton(Stlouis)MO.

+ 3 M    ii. John Joseph BETTLACH Jr. was born on December 7, 1920 in St.Louis City, MO, died on November 26, 2003 in St.Louis City, MO at age 82, and was buried in November 2003 in St.Louis City, MO.

+ 4 M    iii. Robert Peter BETTLACH was born on February 4, 1925, died on March 5, 2008 at age 83, and was buried on March 10, 2008 in St.Louis(StLOUIS)MO.

Second Generation (Children)


2. Jeanette V. BETTLACH was born on August 6, 1916 in St.Louis City, MO, died on January 19, 2009 at age 92, and was buried on January 22, 2009 in Affton(Stlouis)MO.

Noted events in her life were:

Obituary: January 21, 2009, St. Louis Post Dispatch. Helfrich, Jeannette (BETTLACH)
baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection on January 19, 2009 at the age of 92.
Dear wife of the late Raymond Helfrich; dear mother of Gerald (Darla) Helfrich, Richard (Janet) Helfrich; dear sister of the late John (Ginny) Bettlach and Robert (Erma) Bettlach; dear grandmother of Teresa, Kimberly, Christopher, kathleen, Matthew, Jennifer; dear great grandmother; dear step great grandmother; dear aunt and friend.
Services: The Stygar Family of Funeral Services is caring for Jeanette's family. Funeral Thursday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m. at the Stygar Mid Rivers Funeral Home, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. (St. Charles). Interment Resurrestion Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday, January 21 from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. Memorials to donors choice preferred. www.Stygar.com

Cemetery: Resurrection Cemetery.

Online burial memorial: www.findagrave.com #47698389.

Jeanette married Raymond A. HELFRICH, son of George HELFRICH and Edna MENZE, on May 17, 1941 in St.Louis City, MO. Raymond was born on August 23, 1912 in St.Louis City, MO, died on June 12, 2006 at age 93, and was buried on June 20, 2006 in St.Louis City, MO.

Noted events in his life were:

Cemetery: Resurrection Cemetery.

Online burial memorial: www.findagrave.com #47698395.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 5 M    i. Gerald J. HELFRICH

+ 6 M    ii. Richard R. HELFRICH

3. John Joseph BETTLACH Jr. was born on December 7, 1920 in St.Louis City, MO, died on November 26, 2003 in St.Louis City, MO at age 82, and was buried in November 2003 in St.Louis City, MO.

General Notes: US Army, Tech 4 WWII

John J. Bettlach: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name:John J. Bettlach
State of Issue:Missouri
Date of Birth:Tuesday December 07, 1920
Date of Death:Wednesday November 26, 2003
Est. Age at Death:82 years, 11 months, 19 days
Confirmation: Verified
Last known residence:
City: Saint Louis
County: Saint Louis City
State: Missouri
ZIP Code: 63139

Noted events in his life were:

Obituary: November 29, 2003, St. Louis Post Dispatch. Bettlach, Jr., John J. "The Bear". Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother church on November 26, 2003. Beloved husband of Virginia L. Bettlach (nee May); loving father of Steven R. (Martina), Scott D. (Susan), Chris D. (Mary) Bettlach, Marily L. (Mike) Beck, Mark J. and Carol L. Bettlach, Theresa L. (Steve) Cacciatore, Peggy L. (Jim) Roth, Laurie L. (Tom) Brinker and the late james Daniel Bettlach; dear grandfather of Steven A. (Laurie) Bettlach, Julie A. (Adam) Rossi, Brian M. Bettlach, Geoffrey S. (Tara), matthew S., Daniel J., Nicole M. , Christine A. and Andrew J. Bettlach, David M., Michael P., and Christopher M. Beck, Erin E.., Megan T. O'Neill, and Timothy M. O'Neill, Jr., John M., Daniel C., David A. Roth and Abigail L. Brinker; dear great grandfather of Allison, Samuel Taylor and Logan Bettlach; dear brother of Jeanette (Raymond) Helfrich and Robert (Irma) Bettlach; our dear cousin, uncle, great uncle, brother-in-law and friend.
Funeral from Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary, 6464 Chippewa at Watson on Monday, December 1, 9:30 a.m. to Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Jefferson Barracks Cemetery, Memorials to Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic church or the American Diabetes Association appreciated. Visitation Sunday, 3-9 P.M.

Cemetery: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Online burial memorial: www.findagrave.com #81022595.

John married Virginia Lee MAY.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 7 M    i. Scott D. BETTLACH

+ 8 M    ii. Steven R. BETTLACH

+ 9 M    iii. James Daniel BETTLACH was born on February 20, 1955 in St.Louis(StLOUIS)MO, died on February 22, 1955 in St.Louis(StLOUIS)MO, and was buried on February 24, 1955 in St.Louis(StLOUIS)MO.

+ 10 F    iv. Theresa L. BETTLACH

+ 11 M    v. Chris D. BETTLACH

+ 12 F    vi. Marilyn Lee BETTLACH

+ 13 M    vii. Mark J. BETTLACH

+ 14 F    viii. Carol L. BETTLACH

+ 15 F    ix. Peggy L. BETTLACH

+ 16 F    x. Laurie Lee BETTLACH

4. Robert Peter BETTLACH was born on February 4, 1925, died on March 5, 2008 at age 83, and was buried on March 10, 2008 in St.Louis(StLOUIS)MO.

General Notes: SM3, U.S. Navy, WWII

Robert P. Bettlach: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name:Robert P. Bettlach
State of Issue:Missouri
Date of Birth:Wednesday February 04, 1925
Date of Death:Wednesday March 05, 2008
Est. Age at Death:83 years, 1 months, 1 days
Confirmation: Verified
Last known residence:
City: Saint Louis
County: Saint Louis City
State: Missouri
ZIP Code: 63116

Noted events in his life were:

Obituary: Unknown, Unknown. St. Louis--Robert P. Bettlach, 83, of St. Louis died Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at Alexian Brothers Lansdowne Village. He was the son of John and Veronica Stauder Betlach. He married Erma Reimann. Bettlach had been a storekeeper and retired from St. Louis Water Division. He wa a member of VFW Post 8888.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Michael Bettlach of St. Louis, Robert Bettlach of Warrenton, Mo., Randy Bettlach of Gerald, Mo.; a sister, Jeanette Helfrich; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Kelly), Cara (Gerry) Glamaco, Danielle and Rebecca, Craig, Kyle and Ryan Bettlach; great-grandchildren, Haley and Maria; and was a dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and cousin.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Kutis Affton Chapel.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Memorials to VFW are appreciated.

Cemetery: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Online burial memorial: www.findagrave.com #78221197.

Robert married Erma Elva REIMANN, daughter of CHARLES REIMANN and DOROTHEA GERLACH,.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 17 M    i. Michael John BETTLACH

+ 18 M    ii. Robert Wayne BETTLACH

+ 19 M    iii. Randolph John BETTLACH

Third Generation (Grandchildren)


5. Gerald J. HELFRICH

Gerald married Linda DREYFUS.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 20 F    i. Teresa HELFRICH

+ 21 F    ii. Kimberly HELFRICH

+ 22 M    iii. Christopher HELFRICH

Gerald next married Darla WHITE.

6. Richard R. HELFRICH

Richard married Janet HAMPTON, daughter of Earl HAMPTON and Jacqueline AUBUCHON,.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 23 M    i. Matthew HELFRICH

+ 24 F    ii. Jennifer HELFRICH

7. Scott D. BETTLACH

Scott married Susan Marie HEMPEN, daughter of Hubert J. HEMPEN and Georgia M. SCHILLER,.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 25 M    i. Geoffrey S. BETTLACH

+ 26 M    ii. Andrew J. BETTLACH

+ 27 M    iii. Matthew S. BETTLACH

+ 28 F    iv. Nicole M. BETTLACH

+ 29 M    v. Daniel J. BETTLACH

+ 30 F    vi. Christine A. BETTLACH

8. Steven R. BETTLACH

Steven married Martina.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 31 M    i. Steven A. BETTLACH

+ 32 M    ii. Brian M. BETTLACH

+ 33 F    iii. Julia BETTLACH

9. James Daniel BETTLACH was born on February 20, 1955 in St.Louis(StLOUIS)MO, died on February 22, 1955 in St.Louis(StLOUIS)MO, and was buried on February 24, 1955 in St.Louis(StLOUIS)MO. He never married and had no children.

Noted events in his life were:

Cemetery: Saints Peter And Paul Catholic Cemetery.

Death Certificate: Missouri Department Of Health.

Cause of Death: Anemia from unknown cause, pre-eclampsia, premature birth.

Online burial memorial: www.findagrave.com #47968419.

10. Theresa L. BETTLACH

Theresa married Timothy M. O'NEILL.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 34 F    i. Erin E. O'NEILL

+ 35 F    ii. Megan T. O'NEILL

+ 36 M    iii. Timothy M. O'NEILL

Theresa next married Steve CACCIATORE.

11. Chris D. BETTLACH

Chris married Mary.

12. Marilyn Lee BETTLACH

Marilyn married Michael Brian BECK, son of Donald Brian BECK and Alice Annette KLOBE,.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 37 M    i. David Michael BECK

+ 38 M    ii. Michael Patrick BECK

+ 39 M    iii. Christopher Michael BECK

13. Mark J. BETTLACH

Mark married Carol L.

14. Carol L. BETTLACH

15. Peggy L. BETTLACH

Peggy married James J. ROTH.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 40 M    i. John M. ROTH

+ 41 M    ii. Daniel C. ROTH

+ 42 M    iii. David A. ROTH

16. Laurie Lee BETTLACH

Laurie married Thomas BRINKER.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 43 F    i. Abigail L. BRINKER

+ 44 F    ii. Melody BRINKER

17. Michael John BETTLACH

Michael married Mariette RUDLOWSKI.

18. Robert Wayne BETTLACH

Robert married Cheryl A. SCHIRR.

Robert next married Janet A. WEISS.

19. Randolph John BETTLACH

Randolph married Carol Lee SCHMITTGENS.

Fourth Generation (Great-Grandchildren)


20. Teresa HELFRICH

Teresa married Eddie MURPHY.

21. Kimberly HELFRICH

Kimberly married James KING.

22. Christopher HELFRICH

23. Matthew HELFRICH

24. Jennifer HELFRICH

25. Geoffrey S. BETTLACH

Geoffrey married Tara N. BOSWELL.

26. Andrew J. BETTLACH

27. Matthew S. BETTLACH

Matthew married Amber L WILBRACHT.

28. Nicole M. BETTLACH

29. Daniel J. BETTLACH

30. Christine A. BETTLACH

31. Steven A. BETTLACH

Steven married Laurie Lynn LAPOUR.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 45 F    i. Allison BETTLACH

+ 46 M    ii. Samuel BETTLACH

+ 47 M    iii. Taylor BETTLACH

+ 48 M    iv. Logan BETTLACH

32. Brian M. BETTLACH

33. Julia BETTLACH

Julia married Adam ROSSI.

34. Erin E. O'NEILL

35. Megan T. O'NEILL

36. Timothy M. O'NEILL

37. David Michael BECK

38. Michael Patrick BECK

39. Christopher Michael BECK

40. John M. ROTH

41. Daniel C. ROTH

42. David A. ROTH

David married Donna M. NEUNER.

43. Abigail L. BRINKER

44. Melody BRINKER

Fifth Generation (Great Great-Grandchildren)


45. Allison BETTLACH

46. Samuel BETTLACH

47. Taylor BETTLACH

48. Logan BETTLACH