Clara was born in rural Titonka in January. Dr. Sartor came out to the house and stayed all night. She attended school in Titonka. Clara was married to Henry (Hank) Mayland in 1937 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. She has six sons and one daughter, nineteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Before she was married, Clara worked as a hired girl for local families doing housework, chores, and gardening. They began farming right after they were married. She spent most of her married life as a homemaker, but Hank and Clara helped their daughter, Verlene, with the V&H (Verlene & Henry) Cafe from 1957 – 1958
Ed was born in Titonka, in the house where Jim Clark now lives. Clarine was born in rural Hamilton County (north of Ellsworth), Iowa. Ed graduated from Titonka High School in 1932 and attended Luther College for two years. Ed has been in banking all his life. He still maintains an office at TSB Bank. Clarine attended Spring Valley rural school through the eighth grade and graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1934. She graduated from Iowa State Teachers college in 1936. She came to Titonka in 1936, where she taught for three years. Ed and Clarine were married in 1939. They have five boys.
Harold was born on the farm where he still lives today. He attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Lakota High School. Harold was married to Marie on July 18, 1943. He has four daughters. Harold has been a farmer since high school and is still actively farming. He served in the military for four years.
Jim Mayland was born in Titonka, Iowa at Elsie Hansen’s house. He graduated from Titonka High School in 1967 and attended one year of technical school for computers. In 1958, he worked for the Titonka Telephone Company educating customers about circle digit dialing. Jim was in the Army and served in Viet Nam, assigned to communications. He worked as a switch installer, central office technician and a switchman before returning to Titonka in 1977. Jim has been the General Manager of Titonka Telephone Company for thirty years.
Loren was born in Titonka in the house that he still lives in today. He graduated from Titonka High School. He was married to Gladys Harms on April 23, 1957. They have three children. Loren has farmed, worked in the creamery, drove school bus, taken care of the Buffalo Township Cemetery for forty-two years, dug graves for twenty years and served as the Titonka Chief of Police for almost twenty years.