Friday, January 8, 2010

Theresa Motzko

A house of ALL girls thus far as Theresa Motzko (b,10/3/1887; d.10/27/1917; buried: Mt Calvary Cemetery Boise ID ) made her way into the world. Theresa was the fifth child of Philipp and Maria Motzko

On Monday, September 13, 1915 Theresa Motzko married August Olson (b. 2/22/1884; d.11/9/1953) in an early morning ceremony at the local Catholic church.  A wedding breakfast was served after the ceremony at the home of the bride's mother.

Theresa was a teacher in both Thatcher and Melba ID public schools.  After getting married Theresa and August (Gus) moved to the groom's farm near Guffey Idaho.  They  had one daughter Rena Marie born  April 10, 1917.

I do not know the cause of death at this time but within a few months of Rena Marie's birth Theresa died. She was 30 years old.

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 Mary Post Warren


  1. that is a sad one. she died young also

  2. what about her daughter? Is she still alive?

    1. Rena Marie Olson married Edward Coelho and they were our neighbors in Melba Idaho. They had two sons Dennis and Larry, They also had an adopted daughter Nancy. Edward later died after the children were raised, Rena married a man from Melba his name was Ross Roper.

  3. Anonymous - could you please e-mail me @ MarySellsLV at (run it all together, of course....spaces between so I'm not getting a lot of junk e-mail).