Obtained from a May 1978 newspaper:
Funeral services for Mrs. Peter W. Petersen, 94, Schleswig, were conducted today (Tuesday) in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Schleswig. The Rev. Theodore Letzring officiated. Mrs. Petersen died May 12 at Colonial Manor nursing home, Odebolt. Burial was in Morgan Cemetery under direction of the Huebner Funeral Home, Schleswig. Mrs. Petersen, the former Hulda Brockman, was born Feb. 8, 1884 near Ida Grove. She married Aug. 18, 1902 near Ida Grove and they farmed in Hanover Township, Crawford County, until Mr. Petersen's death in 1963. She moved to Schleswig in 1968 and had lived at Colonial Manor for the last five years. Survivors include three sons, Jurgen C., Henry, and Emil, all of Schleswig; a daughter, Mrs. Elsie Carstensen, Ida Grove; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Ella Friedrichsen, Odebolt.
May 8, 1952 newspaper clipping
Obituary of Mrs. Marie Wellendorf Who Died April 30
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for Marie Wellendorf of Deloit, who died Wednesday. Services were held at Friedens Evangelical and Reformed church. Mrs. Broder Petersen sang, "Rock of Ages" and "God Will Take Care of You". She was accompanied on the organ by Mrs. John Bendixen. Rev. A. F. Rinne read the following obituary: Death came to Mrs. Marie Wellendorf, nee Brockmann, early Wednesday morning, April 30, at the Denison Hospital, after a prolonged illness. She entered the hospital about a month ago and after a week went to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Schelldorf at Holstein, Iowa. Last Monday it was found necessary for her to return to the hospital for special care. She was the daughter of Clause Brockmann and Katherina Lahrssen, was born October 11, 1882, in Ida county, Iowa. She spent most of her youth and adult life in Ida county. On March 6, 1907, she was united in marriage to Emil Wellendorf. Five children were born to this union. After the death of Mr. Wellendorf in 1941, she made her home with her mother, here in Schleswig. During the past year she lived in her own home in Deloit. She was a devoted Mother and grandmother; and her children were very thoughtful of her during the last years. She is survived by the following children and ten grandchildren: Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wellendorf, Clarice, Glen, Robert, and Donald of Deloit and Virginia of Shelby; Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Wellendorf and Ruth of Vail; Mrs. and Mrs. Earl Schelldorf and Donna Marie of Holstein; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wellendorf, Richard and Rita of Ida Grove; Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Thraen and Iona Maria of Omaha, Nebraska. Also surviving are four sisters: Ann, Mrs. Herman Friedrichsen; Hulda, Mrs. Pete Petersen; Josie, Mrs. John Baeth; and Ella, Mrs. Carl Friedrichsen; and two brothers, Henry and Emil Brockmann, all of Schleswig, besides other relatives and friends. Interment was made in the Morgan cemetery. The following were pallbearers: Gunnar Johnson, John Wiedemann, Henry Alday, Otto Evers, Henry Hollander, and Willie Bliesmann.
BROWN, Elizabeth Grace
In Memory of Elizabeth Grace Dose
She was born March 21, 1902 near Danbury. She entered into rest November 24, 1990 at Anthon, Iowa at the age of 88 years, 8 months, 3 days. Services were held Tuesday, November 27, 1990 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Anthon, Iowa. Pastor Carl Petersen officiated. Message in music was provided by Mrs. Lamona Welte, organist. Congregational signing was "How Great Though Art" and "Just As I Am". Pallbearers were "grandsons", Rondald Wasmund, Dennis Dose, David Dose, Wayne Dose, Donald Dose, Andy Dose, and Brian Botcher. In charge of flowers were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Buettner, and Mr.and Mrs. Clifton Renneker. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa. Walter Funeral Service in charge.
BUMANN, Robert William
The Schleswig Leader, Thursday, May 10, 2001, page 3
Robert William Bumann was born September 18, 1923, the son of William and Johanna Iversen Bumann. He died Monday, April 23, 2001, at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa, at the age of seventy-seven.
Robert was born in Schleswig, Iowa, and received his education in a rural school in Ida County. After completing his education, Robert worked on the family farm and various occupations until 1951.
On July 22, 1951, Robert was united in marriage to Irene Geise at the Friedens Evangelical and Reformed Church in Schleswig. The couple made their home in Schleswig and were blessed with the birth of one son. Robert worked as a meat cutter from 1951 until he retired in 1988.
Robert was a devoted and faithful member of the United Church of Christ in Schleswig, where he served on the counsel for eight years. He was a member of the Schleswig Business Club and Community Club. He was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather who worked hard to provide for his family. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, helping people in need and gardening. In his free time, Robert enjoyed fishing and baseball.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, John Cassens and Jute Bumann. Survivors include his wife, Irene of Schleswig; one son, Dennis Bumann and his wife, Saundra of Schleswig; three grandchildren, Allison Behrendsen and her husband, Dustin of Youngstown, Ohio, Carrie Bumann of Schleswig, and Greg Bumann and his wife, Jessica of Fort Polk, Louisiana; three great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Dustin and Austin Behrendsen; six sisters, Katherine Schwartz of Marshall, Michigan, Lillian Reese of Schleswig, Margaret Hess, Minne Hess, both of Marshall, Michigan, Hattie Susie of Cushing, Marie Schwanz of Schleswig; four brothers, George Cassens of Battle Creek, Michigan, Henry Cassens of Marshall, Michigan, LeRoy Bumann and his wife, Lori of Schleswig and Albert Bumann and his wife, Helen of Sturgis, Michigan; many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2001, at the United Church of Christ in Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Douglas Searles officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. Dorothy Jessen provided the organ accompaniment for soloist, Rubie Kastner singing, "Nearer, My God, To Thee" and "Beyond the Sunset" and congregational hymn, "How Great Thou Art". Those serving as honorary pallbearers were Jessica Bumann, Carrie Bumann, Allison and Dustin Behrendsen. Pallbearers were Greg Bumann, Richard Geise, Vernon Lutz, John Cassens, Dale Reese and Scott Noll. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Women's Guild. The Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig was in charge of arrangements.
LAFRENTZ, Dora Mathilda
January 24, 1972 newspaper
Services for Dora Schroeder Held Monday
Funeral services for Mrs. Thomas Schroeder werer held Tuesday, January 18, 1972, at the Immanuel Lutheran CHurch in Schleswig with the Rev. F.A. Wiese officiating. The organist was Mrs. Ray Schmidt. The congregation sang "Jesus, Lover of My Soul" and the choir sang "I'm But a Stranger Here".
Dora Mathilda Lafrenz, daugther of Henry Lafrenz and his wife Katherine Jurgensen was born December 8th, 1882, on the Isle of Fehmarn, Germany in the city of Burg. She was both baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church in Germany. She came to this country in November 1902, first residing in Marshall County, Iowa and a year later making her home in Crawford County.
On March 2, 1910 she was married to Cornelius Schroeder. The couple had three sons. Her husband died December 11, 1914. On August 30, 1920, she remarried and became the wife of Thomas Schroeder. The Lord blessed them with one daugther. Thomas Schroeder died in Schleswig on December 9, 1956.
She was on the farm for many years in Goodrich Township, moving to Schlesiwg in 1941. Because of failing health, she made her home at Eventide the past 6 years. She died at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital after a short illness on Saturday, the 15th of January.
She attained to 89 years, 1 month and 7 days. She was a long time member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig and belonged to the Ladies Aid Society.
She was preceded in death by her husbands Cornelius and Thomas, her first born, who died in infancy, her third son Cornelius, who was killed in a car accident, four sisters and one brother.
She is survived by her son J. Henry and her daughter Luella, wife of Ralph Reincke, both of Denison, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were: Gary Koch, Fred Beeck, Dennis Hamer, Wilbur Chaney, Peter T. Jepsen, and Tommy Schroeder.
Interment was in the Morgan Cemetery.
Obtained from March 15, 1945 newspaper:
Funeral Services Wednesday For Catherine Brockmann
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Friedens church for Mrs. Catherine Brockmann, who died Sunday. Burial was made in the Morgan cemetery. Catherine Brockmann, nee Lahrsen, was born December 31, 1859, in Averlak Kirchspiel, Eddelak, Germany; an departed this life March 11, 1945, at her home in Schleswig, Iowa. She had reached the age of 85 years, 2 months, and 11 days. She had been in poor health for the past several months. As a child she was baptized and confirmed in her native Germany. In 1897 she came to Davenport, Iowa, and a short time later moved to Avoca. Here she was united in marriage to Claus Brockmann on February 23, 1882. They moved to a farm in Hayes township, Ida county, where they lived until the time of Mr. Brockmann's death in 1904. Since that time Mrs. Brockmann has made her home in Schleswig. Her main interest in life was her home. She was a member of the Women's Union for many years. She leaves to mourn her death, the following children: Mary, Mrs. Emil Wellendorf of Deloit; Hulda, Mrs. Peter Petersen; Henry; Annie, Mrs. Herman Friedrichsen; Ella, Mrs. Carl J. Friedrichsen, all of Schleswig; Josie, Mrs. John Baeth of Danbury; and Emil of Schleswig; 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
LILIENTHAL, Margaretha Magdalena
Obtained from May 4, 1902 Sunday Morning Paper, in Clinton county, Iowa, page 8, column 5
VERDICT WAS SUICIDE BY THE JURY OVER THE DEATH OF MAGGIE SCHROEDER
Hung Herself to a Beam of a Building Near Her Home - The Coroner's Verdict
Early yesterday morning after having completed her work about the house near the Nine Mile house, Mrs. Maggie Schroeder went into a building adjoining her home. Stepping upon a chair she tied a rope to a beam and to her neck then stepped from the chair, hanging herself. The deceased was 86 years of age and an old time resident of Clinton county. No cause is attributed to the act only a temporary fit of insanity. Coroner Hamilton went out, held an inquest, the verdict of which was: "That the said Maggie Schroeder came to her death by hanging with her own hands during a fit of temporary insanity." Jury: E. Hansen, P. Frahm,W. Wiese
LINGLE, Joseph William
Friday, September 13, 2002
Joseph William Lingle was born July 19, 1932, the son of John Howard and Edith Wilhemina Paulson Lingle. He died in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at the age of seventy.
Bill was born in Battle Creek, Iowa and received his education at the Denison Community Schools and graduated from the Denison High School. After completing his education Bill entered the United States Navy on July 19, 1952, serving his country on the USS Bennington. He received his honorable discharge on January 13, 1955, having received a Navy Occupation Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Nation Defense Service Medal.
On August 24, 1957, Bill was united in marriage to Florence Elaine Henningsen at Immanual Lutheran Church in Schleswig. The couple settled on a farm in Crawford County until moving to Denison in 1964.
Bill, "Willie" to his friends had been a resident in Des Moines for the past thirty years. He lived in a home owned by Bill Pangburn, where he worked doing maintenance jobs. In his leisure time, Bill loved hunting, fishing, and tinkering with cars. Bill also enjoyed music, playing the trumpet when he was in high school and various dance bands.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Andrew Lingle in 1999. Survivors include two daughter, Laurie Lingle and Linda Dick, both of Denison; three grandchildren; one brother, Robert Lingle and his wife Barbara of Denison; a niece and two nephews. Also his good friend, Bill Pangburn and his family of Des Moines.
Grave side memorial services were held at 3:00 pm Friday, September 6, 2002 at the Oakland Cemetery in Denison, Iowa. Rev. Kurt Kaiser officiated the service. Military honors were provided by the American Legion Post No. 8, Denison, Iowa. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
Davis, E. Kenneth
E. Kenneth Davis
Services for E. Kenneth Davis, 59, of 3307 E. Washington St., East Peoria, who died at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday at Methodist Hospital, where he was admitted June 7, funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church of East Peoria. The Rev. Marshall Ervin will officiate, and burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery, East Peoria. Visitation will be in LeRoy Schmidt Memorial Chapel, East Peoria, 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and in the church one hour prior to services.
A resident of East Peoria 37 years and of the current address 20 years, Mr. Davis was born in Bader Oct 21, 1909. He was a son of Enoch P. and Florence Simeral Davis, and married H. Louise Stivers in Schuyler County July 3, 1937.
He had been employed at Caterpillar Tractor Co 34 years, working in plant protection the last 17 years, and was a member of United Plant Guards of America. He attended First United Methodist Church East Peoria.
Surviving are his wife: three sons, Eldred P. Davis, with the Peace Corps in Monrovia, Liberia, Vernie L. Davis, with the Peace Corps in Ethiopia, and Linden G. Davis, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Venters of Bader, Mrs. Sarah Crumley of Peoria and Mrs. Winona Bowen of Albuquerque, NM, and two brothers, Albert and Sheldon Davis, both of Beardstown. One sister and one brother preceded him in death.
Davis, Enoch Parry
Former Resident Dies Suddenly
Rev. E. P. Davis Passed Away Friday At His Home In Beardstown
Enoch Parry Davis, the son of William and Sarah Davis, was born May 14, 1877, and departed this life suddenly Friday afternoon at his home in Beardstown, aged 66 years 6 months and 26 days. Death was due to a heart attack. He was the eighth eldest in a family of seven brothers and three sisters. Two brothers and two sisters together with his parents have preceded him to the Land of Spirit.
His early life was spent on the old homestead, located southwest of Astoria in the Oak Grove community and just across the Schuyler County line near Bader, where he attended grade school. He was united in marriage December 6, 1896 to Florence Simeral, daughter of Allen and Elizabeth Gain Simeral, by the Rev. James Miller, at the home of the bride’s parents abut six miles west of Astoria.
To the union were born eight children, four sons and four daughters: Ralph Lee Davis of Peoria; Hazel Elizabeth Venters of Peoria, Albert Allen Davis of Beardstown, Sheldon William Davis of Burbank, California, Eula Edna Miller of West Chicago, Enoch Kenneth Davis of Peoria, Sarah Simeral Crumley of Rushville, Winona LaVere Bowen of Peoria. These with fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive. One great-grandson died in infancy. One sister, Mrs. Ellen Craig of Macomb, five brothers, J. Grant of Canton, John, Lemuel, and Fred of Astoria, and Charles of Adair are left with his loving and devoted wife to mourn his loss, besides a number of nephews, nieces, and hosts of friends.
Out of a variety of experiences in which he engaged as farmer, salesman, postmaster, and minister, he developed the happy faculty of making many friends and a desire to make his life count for the most in the service of humanity. This, with a deep religious Christian experience fitted him for the Christian ministry which he actively entered in the spring of 1931 and in which service he engaged until this retirement in June of this year.
Rev. Davis held postulates at Willows Grove near Blandsville, Rushville, Tiesa, El Dora, and New Salem Illinois.
He served his Lord under the auspice of both United Brethren and Methodist faith, holding many revivals, preaching many funeral sermons, performing marriage ceremonies and receiving many souls into the kingdom, and has now entered into the joys of his Lord, courageous and unafraid, faithful to the end.
Funeral Services were held at the Methodist Church in Astoria Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. O. G. Davis of Chicago, a nephew, Internment in the Oak Grove Cemetery southwest of Astoria.
Wednesday, December 15, 1943