The Denison Bulletin Wednesday, February 9, 1927
RESPECTED AND AGED LADY CALLED TO FINAL REST
Mrs. Dorathea Gehring Died Monday at Home of Daughter, Mrs. H. Marquardt
Death called home another of Crawford county's pineer ladies Monday when Mrs. Dorathea Gehring died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Marquardt, of Court street in this city. For nearly fifty years she has been a resident of Crawford county and with her husband came here when the county was primative and wild. By hard work and close attention to their business they accomplished much of this world's goods, helped develop the country and raised a family. She was a kind lady, a helpful wife and a devoted mother and the sorrow of her many friends marks the esteem in which she was held. Mrs. Dorathea Gehring, nee Priehs, was born April 20, 1842, in the province of Brandenburg, Germany, and died in Denison, Iowa, on Monday, February 7th, at 9:45 a.m. She was 84 years, 9 months and 17 days of age at the time of her death. In March, 1864, she became the wife of William Gehring in Germany. To this union were born three children, one of whom, a son, died in 1895. The living are: Mrs. Minna Marquardt and William Gehring, both of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Gehring departed from the Fatherland in June 1863 and came to the United States, locating at Chicago. This city was their home up until 1880. February 14th of that year, they came to Crawford county and started farming in Hanover township. They continued their farming operations until 1903, when they retired and moved to Denison. Her husband departed this life May 14, 1922, and since his death she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Henry Marquardt. Besides her son and daughter, she leaves to mourn her death nine grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and other relatives and a host of friends. The funeral was held this afternoon...Rev. Wm. Frese officiating...Morgan township cemetery. The Bulletin extends the sorrowing relatives a sincere sympathy and condolences.
LACKMAN, Marvin Henry
Denison Review, Friday, October 4, 2002
Marvin Henry Lackman was born April 10, 1923, in Milford Township, Crawford County, Iowa, the son of Henry and Martha Luitjens Lackman. He was baptized in May of 1923 at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison and later confirmed there in March of 1937 by Pastor Frehse. He attended school for six years at Milford No. 9, two years at Zion Lutheran School and graduated from Denison High School in 1942. After completing his education he farmed with his father until 1945 when he started farming for himself.
On September 30, 1945, Marvin was united in marriage with Anna Thies at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. To this union five children were born. They farmed northeast of Denison until 1948 when they moved to a farm in East Boyer Township. They resided there for 45 years until retiring and moving to Denison in 1993.
During Marvin's lifetime he served his church as trustee, treasurer, vice president and elder. He also served as township trustee and clerk for 33 years; ASCS township committeeman for 20 years; township director of the Crawford County Port Producers for four years and secretary for one year; school director of East Boyer Center School for five years until the schools were consolidated and a Crawford County Soil Commissioner for 11 years serving as president for 3 of those years. Marvin was honored in 1985 for being chosen as Outstanding Soil Conservation District Commissioner for Region 5 of 9 counties. He believed in soil conservation and put into practice many soil conservation ideas on their farm. Marvin was a member of the Over the Hill Bank and enjoyed playing for Senior Citizen dances, nursing homes and at Jam Sessions. He enjoyed going to the Trio Cafe and having coffee with the fellows as well as playing pinochle.
Marvin died Monday evening, September 23, 2002, at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison. At the time of his death he had attained the age of 79 years, 5 months, and 13 days.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Marilyn and Sally and two sons Ralph and Richard.
Those remaining to cherish his memory include his wife of over 56 years, Anna Lackman of Denison, Iowa one daughter, Janice Mirza of Orlando, Florida, two grandchildren, Farah Mirza of California and Shaun Mirza of Florida, one sister, Helen Bull of Coon Rapids, Iowa, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 27, 2002, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa with the Rev. Kurt R. Kaiser, the Rev. David M. Sewing and Vicar David Lyons officiating. Music for the service included the congregation singing "How Great Thou Art", "Abide With Me" with Karen Kahl serving as organist. Casket bearers were Fred Neumann, David Sampson, Shaun Mirza, John Vetter, Donald Thies, Sami Mirza, Irwin Denker, and Vernon Greder. Interment was at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Denison. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
LACKMAN, Ralph Marvin
Ralph Marvin Lackman, son of Marvin Lackman and Anna (Thies) Lackman, was born May 31, 1948 in Denison. He was baptized in infancy and later confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. He attended rural schools and Zion Lutheran Day School before graduating from Denison Community High School in 1966.
After graduation he atended Universal Trade School in Omaha,a nd then was employed at Hollander Motor Company of Schleswig as a mechanic. he entered the US Army in March 1968, and was stationed in Washington, Louisiana and attended noncommissioned officers school in Georgia before serving as an infantryman in Vietnam for a year. While in the service he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, and other awards. He attained the rank of sergeant with the 199th Infantry and was discharged from the Army in January 1970. After his discharge, he attended the Lincoln Technical Institute in Des Moines and upon graduation as a diesel mechanic he was employed by Hicklin Diesel Company, Inc. of Des Moines until the time of his death.
He died of accidental drowning on Sunday evening, June 27, while swimming with friends near Des Moines. he attained the age of 23 years and 27 days.
He was engaged to Jonna Earp of Des Moines and they were to have been married July 3.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Lackman of Denison; his sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Sami Mirza of Ames, and a niece, Farah Ann Mirza; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lackman and William Thies of Denison; several aunts and uncles as well as many friends and more distant relatives. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mrs. William Thies; two sisters, Marilyn and Sally and a brother, Richard.
Funeral services were held at Zion Lutheran Church on Wednesday morning, June 30 with Rev. Carl W. Schmidt officiating. Mrs. Fred Rabe served as organist and accompanied Henry Henningsen as he sang, "The Lord Is My Shepherd" and"Who Knows When Death May Overtake Me". Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery with military rites at the graveside by members of the American Legion Post No. 8 of Denison. Pallbearers were Charles Bandow, Merlin Holdsworth, Dennis Holdsworth, Larry Brodersen, Chris Hanshaw, and Rodger Repta.
The Huebner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
LAFRENTZ, Amanda Katherine
October 26, 1971 newspaper clipping
Amanda Katherine Grell, daughter of Henry Lafrentz and Katherine nee Jurgensen, was born on the Isle of Fehmarn Germany on April 24, 1885.
In early infancy she was baptized and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith. At the age of 17 she came to America, making her home for some months in Marshalltown, Iowa before coming to live in Crawford County.
She married John Grell on November 7, 1903 with Rev. William Frese officiating, the first wedding that Rev. Frese performed in Denison.
They lived on the farm near Buck Grove, then at Charter Oak and north of Dow City, and also for one year near Arion. They lived on a farm near Buck Grove and here Mr. Grell died December 8, 1935. In 1954 Mrs. Grell came to Denison. She had been in ill health the past year and died at the Denison Hospital on October 14, 1971 at the age of 86 years, five months, and 20 days.
Funeral services were held October 16 at the Zion Lutheran church in Denison with the Rev. Carl W. Schmidt officiating. Mrs. Fred Rabe served as organist, accompanied by Henry Henningsen who sang two hymns.
Interment was made in the Morgan Township Cemetery with Fred Beeck, Arnold Grell, Ernie Grell, Leonard Marquardt, Verle Massman, and Henry J., Schroeder serving as pallbearers.
Survivors include the following children, Fritz of Concord, California, John of Denison, Helen, Mrs. Jack Lambert of Dow City, Walter of Vail, Iowa, Richard of Omaha, Nebraska, 27 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Dora Schroeder at Eventide in Denison.
Preceding her in death was her husband, a daughter Mrs. Lydia Wittock and a granddaughter that had died in infancy, a brother Henry Lafrentz and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Beeck and Mrs. Lena Miller.
BAETH, Hans Detlef
January 1943 newsclipping
Hans Baeth was taken seriously ill at his home here in town Sunday and his condition showed no improvement the forepart of the week. His daughter and husband of Correctionville, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johannsen, and Mr. and Mrs. Louie Baeth of Blencoe, came Sunday and remained at their father's bedside until Monday. Mr. Baeth is 87 years old and will be 88 on the 12th of February.
Hans Detlef Baeth was born Feb. 12, 1855, in Zenhusen, Northern Dithmarschen, Germany, and died Jan. 14, at his home, at the age of 87 years, 11 months and 2 days.
He came to America in 1871 and settled in Chicago. he was married in 1875 to Catherine Petersen and to this union seven children were born. Mr. and Mrs. Baeth moved to Crawford County in 1884, and Mrs. Baeth died in 1889. In 1891 he was married to Marie Wittahn and this union was blessed with 14 children, eight of whom preceded him in death.
Mr. Baeth served as county supervisors from 1906 to 1912. In 1916 he retired from the farm and moved to Schleswig. in 1941 Mr. and Mrs. Baeth observed their golden wedding anniversary.
He leaves to mourn his wife and 13 children, namely: Henry, Malta, Mont.; George, Libby, Mont; Mrs. E. D. Johson, Thorp, Wis.; Hans, Marion, N.D.; Mrs. Chas. Miller, Schleswig; Mrs. Henry Nickelsen, Deerfield, Ill.; Mrs. Fred Johannsen, Correctionville; John, Charlie, Robert all of Schleswig; Louis, Blencoe; Peter, Seattle, Wash.; and Harvey, who is in the navy. There are 53 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Friedens church with Rev. Rinne in charge. Interment in Morgan cemetery.
BAUER, Emma Cecelia
Emma Cecelia Bauer, the daughter of Ludwig Bauer and his wife Sophie nee. Dose, was born Jan. 19, 1890 in Kronprinzenkoog, Germany. In early infancy she was baptized in the name of the Trinity and later confirmed in the Lutheran Church. She came to America as a young woman, finding employment at Westside and Arcadia. Here she was married to Johannes Thies, April 26, 1911. The couple had two children. They resided on a farm near Westside until retiring to Denison in 1945. Mrs. Thies had been in poor health in recent years. She was hospitalized about eight weeks and died at the local hospital, May 24, at the age of 70 years, four months and five days. Survivors include her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Elsie Poggensee of Denison; eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Dora Clausen of Germany, Mrs. Sophie Stoffers of Arcadia, Carl in Germany, William of Manning, Louis of Carroll and Adoph of Auburn. Preceeding her in death were an infant daughter, twelve brothers and sisters, one granddaugter, and one great grandson. Funeral services were held at the Huebner Funeral Home on May 26, with Rev. Carl W. Schmidt of the Zion Lutheran church in charge. Interment was in the Arcadia cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandsons: Earl Lilleholm, LaVerne Laubscher, John Poggensee, Ernest Poggensee, Walter Poggensee, and Robert Poggensee.
Obituary of Mrs. Herman Jepsen Who Died March 1
Funeral services for Dora Beeck Jepsen, who died on March 1 at home, were held on Friday, March 5, 1965 at the United Church of Christ. Mrs. Harlan Buffum and Mrs. Don Meyer sang "Nearer My God To Thee" and "Asleep In Jesus". Mrs. Broder Petersen accompanied them on the organ. Rev. R. J. Ratzlaff officiated.
Dora Beeck Jepsen, daughter of Fred Beeck and Margaret Lafrentz, was born on October 28, 1895 in Germany. She was united in marriage to Herman Jepsen of Schleswig on March 2, 1916. To this union one daughter, Irene Abbe and five sons, Fred, Victor, Edwin, Herman, and Vernon were born.
They farmed southwest of town. Mrs. Jepsen had been a resident of the Schleswig area since 1913. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Schleswig. She attained the age of 69 years.
She is survived by her husband, Herman, their six children, two sister, Anna in Germany and Mrs. Edward Jepsen, one brother, Fred Beeck, 29 grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Burial was made in the Morgan cemetery. The pallbearers were Robert Beeck, William Jeschke, Fred W. Jepsen, Fred D. Jepsen, Alfred Jepsen, and Donald Kuehnhold.
BEECK, Elsa Amanda
May 20, 1999 Charter Oak Ute Newspaper:
Elsa Amanda Jepsen was born July 13, 1905, the daughter of Christian and Anna Lafrentz Beeck. She died at the Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa, Thursday, April 29, 1999 at the age of ninety-three. Elsa was born in Burg auf Fehmarn, Germany and was baptized in Christ on September 17, 1905 by Rev. Bielenberg and later confirmed on March 27, 1920 by Rev. Schultz at the St. Nikolai Evangelical Lutheran Church in Burg auf Fehmarn, Germany. She came to America in 1922 and lived with her sister, Dora in Schleswig for two years, before her marriage to Edward P. Jepsen on September 24, 1924 at the Zion Lutheran Parsonage in Denison, Iowa by Rev. Frehse. The couple settled on the family farm east of Charter Oak and later purchased a farm northwest of Charter Oak. They remained living on the family farm until they retired and moved into Charter Oak in 1970. Elsa moved to Eventide in March of 1993, due to failing health. Elsa was a devoted member of St. John Lutheran Church, Charter Oak, their Ladies Aid and the Charter Oak Clubettes. She was a very loving and caring mother and grandmother. Elsa enjoyed crocheting, working in her vegetable and flower gardens and spiritual music. In her leisure time she enjoyed polka music and socializing in a game of cards. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Edward in 1973, one daughter, Delores in 1929, one great-grandson, Edward Jepsen in 1994, one son-in-law, Bob Flink, one brother, Fred, and two sisters, Dora Jepsen and Anna Heinrick. Survivors include three sons, Edward F. Jepsen and his wife, Dorothy of Charter Oak, Arnold Jepsen and his wife, Florence of Schleswig and Freddie Jepsen and his wife, Shirleen of Charter Oak; three daughters, Norma Henningsen and her husband, Marlo of Denison, Leanna Hopp and her husband, Donald of Charter Oak and Marjorie Flink of Lincoln, Nebraska; twenty-five grandchildren and forty-three great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Lillian Beeck of Denison; many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 3, 1999, at the St. John Lutheran Church, Charter Oak, Iowa. Rev. L.C. Gebhardt officiated the service and graveside rites held at the Morgan Cemetery, Schleswig, Iowa. Art Beeck provided the service music of "Going Home" and "On Eagles Wings" and congregational hymn, "Nearer, My God, To Thee". Those serving as pallbearers were Christian Johnson Jr., Dan Henkenius, Dennis G. Jepsen, Rodney Flink, John Jepsen and Troy Hopp. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to return to the church and join them in fellowship and lunch, served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Charter Oak was in charge of arrangements.
BEECK, Fred J.
Fred J. Beeck was born in Burg Fehmarn, Germany on October 30, 1915 to Frederick Beeck and his wife Margaret nee Lafrentz.
He came to the United States in 1924, makeing his living by farming. On September 30, 1936, he married Lillian nee Jepsen and they farmed in the Schleswig area. Mr. Beeck passed away on Sunday, June 10, 1973, at the Crawfrod County Memorial Hospital, after an illness of several weeks.
Besides his wife, he is survived by six children, Art of Charter Oak, Bob of Denison, Larry of Schleswig, Judy (Mrs. Larry) Strandburg of Denison, Jane (Mrs. Doug) Dowty of Sioux City, and Lona Beeck; one sister Else (Mrs. F.T.) Jepsen of Charter Oak; thirteen grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 13, 1973, at the United CHurch of Christ in Schleswig with Rev. R. J. Ratzlaff officiating. Mrs. John Evers was the organist. Art Beeck sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "Going Home".
Pallbearers were: John H. Gosch, Louis B. Jepsen, Virgil Winquist, William Jeschke, William L. Gehring, and J. Henry Schroeder.
Interment was in Morgan Cemetery.