HANSEN, Elsie M.
The Schleswig Leader
January 9, 2003
Elsie M. Schroeder was born May 23, 1917, the daughter of Charles and Mary Boyens Hansen. She died December 22, 2002, at the Denison Care Center in Denison, Iowa at the age of eighty-five.
Elsie was born in Denison and was baptized July 22, 1917. She attended rural schools near her home in Denison. On December 5, 1937, Elsie was united in marriage to Cornelius Schroeder at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison by Rev. Carl Schmidt and were blessed with the birth of two children. The couple lived with Cornelius's parents for two years, moving to the Ted Lohse farm northwest of Schleswig. Elsie and Cornelius remained on the farm until 1946, when Cornelius died. Elsie then moved back to the Thomas Schroeder home in Schleswig. She began keeping house for area families and in 1951, began working at Bill's Market in Schleswig. In 1962, Elsie began baby-sitting, which she enjoyed until her retirement. On February 12, 2001, Elsie moved to the Denison Care Center.
In her spare time, Elsie was a passionate card player, enjoyed playing Bingo, and socializing with family and friends. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cornelius; one sister, Anna Schroeder; two brothers, Raymond Hansen and Vernon Hansen and his wife, Betty; one half-sister, Vernet Nehls and her husband, Virgil; one step-sister, Fern Schmidt and her husband, Ronald; and one great-grandson, Jakob Hamer. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ellen Hamer of Carroll, Iowa; and her son, Tom Schroeder and his wife, Nancy of Las Vegas, Nevada; four grandchildren: Deena Bachman, Shane Hamer, Dion Hamer, and Cory Schroeder; seven great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, J. Henry Schroeder of Denison; two sisters-in-law, Elvera Hansen of Denison; and Luella Reincke of Schleswig; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Friday, December 27, 2002 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Lee Mentink officiated the service and grave side rites held at Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. Organist Marlene Hight provided accompaniment for the congregational hymns "How Great Thou Art", and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee". Those serving as pallbearers were: Chris Juergensen, Sonny Chaney, Jay Chaney, Quent Strandburg, Dennis Hansen, Gary Koch and Ryan Koch. The family invited everyone in attendance to join them in fellowship and lunch served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig was in charge of arrangements.
HANSEN, Margaretha Therese
Mrs. Margaretha Meurs, 80, a pioneer of the vicinity of Mason City, died at the home of her son, Alex Meurs, 18 12th St., SE, early Monday (Sept. 7, 1931) morning. She had been confined to her bed since a fall downstairs 10 weeks ago. Funeral services will probably be Wed. but final arrangements are waiting word from relatives. Mrs. Meurs is survived by three daughters, Mrs. John Stoltenber, Mason City; Mrs. Henry Diercks, Mason City; and Mrs. Fred Shanklin, Amherst, Wisconsin, who was here last week with her mother. Three sons also survive, John Meurs of Long Beach, California; William Meurs of Olympia, Washington; and Alex. Also surviving are a brother, Thomas Hansen of Minneapolis and 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A daughter died last March. Mrs. Meurs moved onto a farm 5 miles south of the city 50 years ago. She lived there until her retirement 25 years ago.
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaretha Meurs were conducted by the Rev. Oliver L.N. Wigdahl at the Trinity Lutheran Church Thursday. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. "The Rugged Old Crss" and "In the Garden" were sung by a granddaughter, Fern Meurs, a student in the nurses training school at Rochester. She was accompanied by Mrs. Helen Diercks. Pallbearers were Henry Diercks, Herman Diercks, David Kierchs, John Stoltenberg, Albert Stoltenberg, and T. Brakel.
HANSMANN, Christine Wilhelmine
Mrs. Christine Neumann Reached a Ripe Old Age
Died Sunday at the Home of Her Son. Had Sixty Living Descendants
The death of Mrs. Frederick Neumann occurred Sunday, October 28th, at 8:05 pm at the home of her son, Gus, in Milford Township. The deceased had reached the ripe old age of nearly 87 years and was hale and hearty until recently. She was one of Crawford County's pioneer women and was known and loved in this county because of her sterling qualities as a wife, mother, friend, and neighbor. Christine Wilhelmine Neumann, nee Hansmann, was born February 14, 1842, in Rollberg, province of Brandenberg, Germany. She was married in 1868 to Mr. Frederick Neumann, the wedding taking place in Germany. Her husband died in 1915. In 1883 Mr. and Mrs. Neumann came to Crawford county and engaged in farming in Milford township. Following the death of her husband she made her home with her son, Gus, of Milford township. To Mr. and Mrs. Neumann were born nine children, five of whom died in infancy, one daughter, Mrs. John Borgstahl, died 25 years ago. Those living are as follows: Mrs. Andrew Hadenfeld, Gus Neumann, both of Denison, and Mrs. Henry Otto of Windom, Minn. Besides her children she leaves to mourn her death, two brothers-in-law, as follows: Carl and John Neumann of Denison, 21 grandchildren, and 36 great grandchildren, other relatives, and many, many friends. Her funeral was held this (Wednesday) afternoon at two o'clock in the Lutheran Church, Rev. William Frese officiated, and interment followed in the Lutheran cemetery. The relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in the loss of their beloved mother and grandmother.
HEAD, William Ray
Denison Review, Friday, March 29, 2002; page 8
William Ray Head was born November 4, 1916, in Hawesville, Kentucky, the son of Mary Agnes and William Sherman Head. He entered into rest at St. Joseph's Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of eighty-five. Bill was raised in Kentucky where he attended a country school. He married Carmel Louise Johnson on February 27, 1935 at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church. While in Kentucky, they were blessed with two sons. He farmed and worked in a coal mine until moving to a farm in Sioux City, Iowa in 1939. Upon moving to Iowa, they were blessed with two daughters and a son. They moved to a farm south of Dow City in 1952. Seventeen years later, Bill and Carmel sold their farm and moved to Fairland, Oklahoma where they owned and operated the Stardust Motel and Restaurant.
They retired and moved back to Dow City in 1982 where he was active in the St. Mary's Catholic Church. Bill was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed fishing, barbeques and visiting with family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brother George, his sister, Margaret, daughter-in-law, Grace Head, grandson, Greg Head, granddaughter, Julie Head, and two great grandsons, Jason Meseck and Benjamin Weyand.
Survivors include his wife, Carmel, three sons, Sylvester and wife, Marlene of Dow City, Pat and wife, Marilyn of Wyoming, Minnesota and Tom and wife, Pat of Dow City. Two daughters, Betty and husband Roger McKnight of El Dorado, California, and Noel and husband Butch Lahr of Dow City. Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and two sisters, Ethel McBride of Boystown, Nebraska and Louise Millay of Knottsville, Kentucky.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dow City, Iowa. Fr. Richard Ball served as Celebrant of the Mass with interment at the Dow City Cemetery in Dow City. EveVonne Muff provided the service music of "How Great Thou Art", "Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound" and "On Eagle's Wings." Honorary pallbearer were Laurie McWilliams, Cindy Mengwasser, Michelle Sickles, Christine Davidson, Janet Hirlinger, Russell Head, Steven Head, Gail Weyand, Kayla Head and John Head. Pallbearers were Doug Head, Mark Head, David Lahr, Dan Head, Jeff Head and Jim Head. A Wake service was held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the Community Building, served by the Altar Society. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
January 10, 2000 Argus Leader from Sioux Falls, South Dakota:
Madison - Bertrum "Bert" Hegdahl, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000 at his home from cancer. He was born Aug. 30, 1918, in Nome, N.D. HE moved to Lake County with his family as a youth. He graduated Eastern high School in 1938 and later attended Eastern Normal School at Madison. He married Darlene Keiner Nov. 8, 1947, in Nashua, Iowa. He farmed briefly before working for Peavey Lumer Co. at Madison. He then worked for the S.D. Highway Department until his retirement in 1980. After his retirement, the couple ran the concession stand at the Thue Softball Complex for 16 years. His wife died in 1997. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Survivors include five sons: Gary, Don, Brian, and Steve, all of Madison and Tom of Sioux Falls; two daughters: Karen Maxwell of Madison and Kathy Molskness of Bismarck, ND; four grandchildren; two sisters: Mildred Olson of Madison and Carmen Warner of Luverne, Minn.; and a brother, Arvin of Phoenix. Services begin at 10:30 am Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church at Madison with burial in Franklin Cemetery. A prayer service begins at 7:30 pm today at the Weiland Funeral Chapel at Madison.
May 19, 1898 Lake Mills Leader (Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin)
Mr. Joachim Heiden was born in Germany, July 24, 1818. The greater part of his life in the country was spent in the town of Milford, Wis. About 5 years ago he went to his children near Rio, Columbia County, Wis., where he departed this life, May 10th, 1898, aged 79 years, 9 months, and 16 days. His wife and one son preceded him, one son and three daughters mourn his departure. The bodily remains were brought to the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Conrad Keiner, where the funeral service was held last Tuesday morning. The interment took place in Rock Hill cemetery, the Rev. W. Strohmeir officiating.
Mae Nowicki, 82, died Friday, March 2, 1990 at the Good Samaritan Center at Wood River, Nebraska. Services were held Monday, March 5, 1990 at the Rasmussen Mortuary in Ravenna with the Rev. Marilyn Warren officiating. Burial was in Highland Park Cemetery at Ravenna.
Mrs. Nowicki was born July 6 1907 in Sherman County to Paul and Mary Fienhold Heisner. She received her education at Rockville, Nebraska. She married Lawrence Nowicki October 9, 1930 at Grand Island, Nebraska. They made their home in Rockville and moved to Ravenna in 1966. Mr. Nowicki died Monday, February 25, 1990.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jim (Sandy) Cyboron of Grand Island, two brothers, Elmer Heisner of Sargent, Nebraska and Lloyd Heisner of Ord, Nebraska and one grandson, Brent Cyboron. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Deanna Gaye, five brothers and three sisters.
HELFERS, Marie Dorethia Louise
Madison (South Dakota) Daily Leader April 25, 1919
Marie Dorethia Louise Wesel, born September 9, 1834, at Hanora, Germany; died April 17, 1919, aged 84 years, 7 months and 7 days. She came to America in the year 1853. About two years later she was married to Henry Frederick Wessel, who passed to the great beyond about thirty-four years ago. The first years of their wedded life they lived in Illinois. In 1870 they came to Iowa, where her husband passed away August 4, 1885. To this union was born ten children, three of whom passed away in childhood. There are twenty-seven grandchildren and forty-one great grandchildren. The living children are Henry, of Charter Oak, Ia.; Mrs. Mary Lampe, of Lyon, Ia.; Fritz, George and Mrs. Adelia Howard, of Madison; Mrs. Ella Bargmann, of Montrose, and Mrs. Anna Roggenkamp, of Trail City. In 1901 she came to South Dakota, making her home with her children. For many years she lived with her son George. About a year ago she made her home with Mr. and Mrs. John Howard, where she passed away from dropsy and old age.
Ida Grove, Iowa newspaper on October 1, 1936
DEATH TAKES MRS. CARL SCHIERNBECK
Is Survived by Nine Children.
Expired in Battle Creek Hospital.
SCHLESWIG, IA., Sept. 30- Funeral services were held at the Frieden's Evangelical church Saturday for Mrs. Carl Schiernbeck of Otter Creek township who passed away Wednesday morning, Sept 23, at 6:30 at the age of 41 years, 8 months and 6 days. She had been in poor health since last December and at the time of her death was in the Battle Creek hospital where she received medical aid. Left to mourn are her husband and nine children, namely: Clarence of Deloit, Wilbert, Louie, Hugo, Raymond, Luella, Lorraine, Dorothy Mae and Helen at home. Also her father, Wm. Hill, of Dayton, one sister, Elenor Schelbode of Deadwood, SD, and three brothers. Mrs. Schiernbeck was born in Manilla on January 17, 1895 and resided there until she was sixteen years old when she moved to Schleswig with her parents. In 1913 she was united in marriage with Carl Schiernbeck. They located on a farm and at the time of her death were living in Otter Creek township.
Funeral Service for Mrs. Carl Schiernbeck Sat'day
Mrs. Carl Schiernbeck, of Otter Creek Township, passed away at the Battle Creek hospital Wednesday morning, September 23, at 6:20 after a long illness, at the age of 41 years, 8 months, and 6 days.
Clara Hill, daughter of Wm. Hill, was born Jan. 17, 1895, at Manilla and at the age of sixteen she came with her parents to Schleswig and was employed in the Fred Kastner home. During the year 1913 she was married to Carl Schiernbeck, of Schleswig, and nine children came to bless this union, five boys: Clarence of near Deloit, Wilbert, Hugo, Louie and Raymond, and four girls: Luella, Larrane, Dorothy May and Helen, all at home.
Mrs. Schiernbeck became ill last December and was cared for until February 13th in the Battle Creek hospital. After her return home from the hospital she continued to improve in health and to gain weight, until on the 25th of July, as the family was returning from Wahoo, Neb., their car was hit by a creamery truck near Deloit. Although she received no visible injuries from the accident her nerves were shaken up and she suffered severely from the shock. About the 8th of September her condition became so serious that she was taken to the Battle Creek hospital for treatment, where she died Wednesday morning. She was a good mother and enjoyed her home and family, she was a hard working woman and highly respected by her neighbors and acquaintances and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Besides her husband and children, she leaves to mourn her untimely death, her father, Wm. Hill of Dayton, one sister, Elnor Schelhood of Deadwood, S. Dak. and three brothers. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:00 pm at the home and at 1:20 in Friedens church, Rev. Rinne in charge. Burial was made in the Morgan township cemetery. The pallbearers were Marvin Hollander, W.H. Moeller, Robert Kastner, Hans Nissen, John Lafrentz and Wm. P. Moeller. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sause and family of Wahoo, Neb., Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Williams and Mrs. Mary Kock of Davenport, and Mr. and Mrs. William Hill of Dayton.
Saturday, March 3, 1917 Clinton, Iowa Herald:
August Hinrichs Answers Summons
Dies Early This Morning Following Paralytic Stroke Sustained Wednesday
Jeweler Many Years
Established in Clinton in 1890 AFter Having Been With Davenport Firm and Then Howes Brothers - Born in Germany
No Funeral Arrangements Yet Made.
August Hinrichs, aged 57 years, since 1890 one of Clinton's most prominent jewelers, died at 7:45 o'clock this morning at his home, 312 Second street, from the effects of a stroke of paralysis sustained Wednesday. It was the third stroke Mr. Hinrichs had suffered in a year, one of them occurring three months ago. Funeral services have not been arranged. The deceased was born in Lunden, Germany, May 22, 1859, but came to this country when a young man. He moved to Davenport, where he entered the employ of a jewelry firm. Later removed to Clinton, where he was in the employ of Howes Bros., jewelers. He remained with them for six years, and then established his own store, in 1890. He was married in 1893 to Miss H. Schroeder. Left to mourn his death are his wife, one daughter, Miss Ruby, and five brothers, Emil J. D. and William Hinrichs, of Clinton, Adolph and John Hinrichs of Davenport, and F. W. Hinrichs of Kalamazoo, Mich. Mr. Hinrichs was active in the Turner Society, and was a Mason.
HOFEDITZ, Anna Catharine
This community was greatly shocked to hear of the death of Mrs. Anna Kastner at the home of her son, Fred. Mrs. Kastner had been suffering for the last three months from a cancer. Everything that could be done to deep the life spark burning was done, but to no avail. On Friday, May 17th, the death angel came and took her to the world beyond. Mrs.. Kastner was a good mother, loving wife and kind neighbor and she leaves many friends, young and old, as well as relatives to mourn her death. Mrs. Anna Kath, Nee Kastner, nee Hofeditz was born in Sielen Hessen Kassel, Germany, on March 5, 1838, and came to this country in 1857. They came to Milwaukee, Wis., and stayed there two years, and from there she went to Davenport, Iowa, and on July 19, 1862, she was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Frederick Kastner. In 1873 they came to Otter Creek Township and have made their home here ever since. About nine years ago Mr. Kastner died and Mrs. Kastner was left with six children. The following children mourn the death of their mother: Carl, of Holstein; Fred, of Otter Creek; Mrs. Pauline Fredericksen, of Schleswig; Mrs. Carolina Schroeder, of Denison; Ed, of Otter Creek; August. She also leaves two sisters in Wisconsin and 22 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was buried May 20th in the Nissen cemetery, Rev. Wetzler, of Schleswig, officiating.