Allen Simeral aged 69 years, 2 months, and 22 days, passed away Thursday morning at his farm home five miles west of Astoria. The cause of his death was heart failure attendant upon old age.
Mr. Simeral came to Illinois from Ohio, at the age of 18 years. He taught school several years, and on Jan. 24, 1860 was united in marriage with Elizabeth Gains. To them were born nine children, of whom seven, with the aged mother, survive to mourn the death of a kind father and true husband.
In the year 1861 Mr. Simeral enlisted in the 2nd Illinois Cavalry and served his country in this relation for three years. He was a member of the Vermont G.A.R., and also a member of the Vermont Order, Knights of Pythias, of which lodge he was the first Chancellor Commander at that place. In 1867 he returned to Ohio, where he resided until 1890, when he came back to Illinois and located on the farm, where he resided at the time of his death.
He was not a member of any church, but the whole object of his life was to encourage and make possible the happiness of others.
The funeral services were held Friday at Oak Grove church, Rev. D. E. Baer officiating. Interment was made in the Oak Grove cemetery.
Thursday, March 30, 1905
Simeral, Elizabeth (Gains)
One of Astoria’s Oldest Residents at End of Life
Mrs. Elizabeth Simeral, an aged and highly esteemed resident, died at her home in Astoria, Monday, aged 90 years, 11 months, and 19 days. Death was due to pneumonia from which she had been ill only twelve days.
Mrs. Simeral was born in Rushville, Illinois. On January 24, 1860 she was united in marriage to Allen Simeral. In 1867 Mr. and Mrs. Simeral moved to Ohio where they resided until 1890 when they returned to Illinois, locating on a farm west of Astoria where they continued to reside until the death of Mr. Simeral in March, 1805. Following her husband’s death, Mrs. Simeral moved to Astoria where she has since resided.
To this union nine children were born, namely: George Simeral, of Ukiah, California; Mrs. N. W. Ashcraft, Ray; Allen Simeral, Adair; Mrs. E. P. Davis, Astoria; William Simeral, Turlock, California; Mrs. Clara Sharpe, at home. Deceased, Charles, Fred and Mary.
Mrs. Simeral was a fine Christian woman. For many years she was a member of the United Brethren church.
Funeral Services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock at the U. B. church, conducted by Rev. W. R. Seitzinger and assisted by Rev. Fred Thompson. Interment in the Oak Grove cemetery.
Argus-Searchlight, Astoria, Illinois
Wednesday, November 18, 1931
James Sloan, an old and successful farmer residing 3 1/2 miles east of Littleton, died last Saturday morning after a long illness.
He was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1821; came to America in 1844, locating in Gibson County, Indiana, where he was married to Elizabeth A. Humphreys in 1846. In 1849 he came to Illinois, locating near Littleton, and in December of that year he joined the Baptist Church in that place, the meeting being conducted by Rev. Pickard, who conducted his funeral serviced on Monday. He leaves a wife and seven grown children, five sons and two daughters---Mrs. Geo. Montooth and Mrs. J. C. Garrison.
During the past ten years Mr. Sloan was treated by nine different physicians (three out of the county), seven of whom preceded him to the other shore.
The Rushville Times March 2, 1893
Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois
SCHWIESOW, John C.
Aspinwall Pioneer (Aspinwall, Iowa) , Nov. 24, 1936
J.C. Schwiesow, Died on Sunday, Nov. 22
It is with sincere sorrow that we are called upon this week to chronicle the death of one our highly respected and long time citizens, John C. Schwiesow.
Mr. Schwiesow had been in failing health for quite some time but always managed to come uptown every day until about two weeks ago when he became bedfast and passed away early Sunday morning, November 22d. He will be greatly missed by everyone as he had never been out of Aspinwall for more than a few hours at a time and his familiar figure will be sadly lacking on our streets. He had resided in Aspinwall for 23 years, did dray work and was marshal for about 20 years, and mail messenger for over 13 years.
He was born in Pommern, Ger-many, Feb. 12, 1859 and passed away at the age of 77 years, 9 months and 10 days. He came to America with his parents, Maria and Frederick Schwiesow at the age of 12. They settled in Wisconsin where they resided for 3 years and then moved to Crawford county.
On Nov. 25, 1882 he was married to Bertha Wenzel and lived in Crawford county since with the exception of one year in Carroll county. This union was blessed with ten children. Seven of who preceded their father in death, namely: Louis, Amanda, Fred, Herman, Elsie, Johnny, and Milda. Those surviving are his invalid wife and son, Walter, daughter, Rose, at home, and Marie, Mrs. H. L. Schroeder and four grandchildren, all in Aspinwall; also two brothers, Will and August Schwiesow, of Manilla; three sisters and two brothers having preceded him in death. A large number of other relatives and friends also survive.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock in the home and 2 o’clock in the Manilla Lutheran church with Rev. Ansorge in charge. Interment was made in the Manilla cemetery. Pall bearers were Louie Ehrichs, Emil Ehrichs, Louis Schroeder, George Peters, Fred Boyens and Will Hansen. We extend our sincere sympathy to the mourners in their sorrow.
SORENSON, Augusta Johanna
Worthington (Minnesota) Daily Globe, Thursday, October 26, 2000
Augusta Johanna Schroeder, 92, of Heron Lake, died Tuesday, October 24, 2000, at Lakeview Nursing Home, Heron Lake. Born March 21, 1908, in Hersey Township, Nobles County, she was the daughter of George and Eliza Zorr Sorenson. She married Herbert Schroeder Nov. 28, 1942 in Worthington.
She grew up on the family farm and attended country school. After her education, she remained on the farm and did housework for area families. After marriage, they lived on her parents farm. In 1946, they moved to Heron Lake. She did housework, wallpapering, painting and some babysitting. She entered the Lakeview Nursing Home in 1992. She was a member of United Methodist Church, Heron Lake, and the Herbert K. Kellam American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are her husband; and one son, David (Marilyn) Schroeder, Mahtomedi.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Friday at Hansen Funeral Home, Heron Lake, and also from 9:30 to 10:30 am Saturday at United Methodist Church, Heron Lake. The service will be 10:30 am Saturday at United Methodist Church, Heron Lake, with the Rev. Carter Krumbauch officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Heron Lake.
SPANGLER, Opal M.
Worthington (Minnesota) Daily Globe, Wednesday, May 30, 2001
Opal M. Schroeder, 81, of Jackson, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at Jackson Medical Center Hospital. Born Aug. 9, 1919, in Jackson, she was the daughter of Albert and Anna Sabol Spangler. She married Alvin Schroeder in Jackson. He died in July 1987.
She attended school in Petersburg and Jackson. She worked at the hemp plant and Jackson Egg Corp. After marriage, they lived in Enterprise Township, Jackson County, and later moved to Middletown Township, Jackson County. In 1972, they moved into Jackson. She was a homemaker and worked at the Good Samaritan Center from 1973 to 1985. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Red Cross Bloodmobile volunteer and also volunteered for arts and crafts activities at the Good Samaritan Center.
Surviving are one son, Ed Schroeder, Blaine; three daughters, Judy (Bill) Ascheman, Jackson, Betty Anderson, North Branch, and Linda Schroeder, Arden Hills; one sister, Mary Fitzlaff, Lakefield; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and special friend, Margaret Hendricks, Jackson.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Friday at Sathe-Osterberg Funeral Home, Jackson, and from 9:30-10:30 am Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, Jackson. The service will be 10:30 am Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, with the Rev. Michael McCallum officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Jackson.
The Schleswig Leader
Jan. 9, 2003
Ella Neubaum was born December 1, 1908, the daughter of Adolph and Mary Johannsen Stier. She died December 5, 2002 at the Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa at the age of ninety-four.
Ella received most of her education in a one-room school near the family farm. She married Barney Neubaum in 1929. They met when youth groups from Barney's church and Ella's church got together for dances. The couple were blessed with the birth of five children. The family lived in Mapleton and later moved to Schleswig until 1944, when they moved to Manning.
Ella moved to Denison after Barney died in 1970. She joined Our Savior Lutheran Church and found great pleasure in the activities of the Ladies Group. She enjoyed working in the kitchen for potluck dinners, funerals and other activities. Ella loved to sew and do needlework. A great joy for many years was sewing quilts for World Relief, making over two hundred of them. She also loved working in the snack bar at the hospital. Ella also enjoyed working for "Telecare", a program where volunteers called elderly people daily to see if they needed assistance with anything. She did this for many years and also served as the volunteer organizer.
When health problems developed Ella had to curtail many of the activities she enjoyed. She moved to Realife and found that she could play cards often, attend potluck dinners, and continue her church activities. In 1999, she moved to Eventide.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Barney; two daughters: Donna Joens and Betty Elnora; three brothers: Harvey, Herbert and Alvin; and three sisters: Irma Kruse, Carmen Keim, and Mildred Marquardt. She is survived by one daughter, LaJune (Mrs. Kerry Smith) of Las Cruces, New Mexico; and two sons: Robert of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Gary of Easley, South Carolina; twelve grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2002, at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison, Iowa. Rev. David Loeschen officiated the services and grave side rites held at Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison, Iowa. Selected music included "Nearer My God To Thee", "Take My Life and Let it Be", and "Beautiful Savior". Those serving as pallbearers were: Gary Neubaum, Kerry Smith, Joel Smith, Merlin Joens, James Smith and Jim Joens. The family invited everyone in attendance to join them in fellowship and lunch served at Cronk's Cafe in Denison. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
Sandy Ramer, 26, who was diagnosed six years ago with Hodgin's disease died Tuesday, April 16, 1991 at her Omaha home. She is survived by her husband, Bob Ramer, mother and step-father Norma and Donald Hanrahan, Omaha; father Jeffrey T. Reese, West Covina, CA; father-in-law and mother-in-law Donald and Beverly Ramer, Omaha; sisters, Stacy Reese, Omaha; Laura Rubek, Omaha; Cindy Hanrahan Lewis, Vail, CO; brother Patrick Hanrahan, Omaha; grandparents Emil and Lillie Petersen, Schleswig; great grandmother Nellie Bohlmann, Denison. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 19, 1991 at King of Kings Lutheran church in Omaha, with Pastors Hoefs and Reed officiating. Musical selections by Karen Reynolds was "Be Ye Glad." Pallbearers were Chad Petersen, Mike Rubeck, Jay Kyne, Bud Sharples, Mark Bohlmann, and Doug Wilken. Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Omaha.
REINCKE, Ralph Herbert
Schleswig Leader August 15, 2002
Ralph Herbert Reincke was born March 4, 1920, the son of Harold and Christina Volkmann Reincke in Otter Creek Township. He died at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Monday, July 15, 2002, at the age of eighty-two.
Ralph was born in Otter Creek Township near Schleswig. He was baptized in Christ April 11, 1920, by the Rev. W.R. Wetzler and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith in 1934, by the Rev. Schwidder at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. After completing his education at Otter Creek No. 3, Ralph farmed with his family.
On September 15, 1948, Ralph was united in marriage to Luella Schroeder at the Immanuel Lutheran parsonage by Rev. Wiese. The couple settled on the home farm where they lived until their retiring to Schleswig in December of 1973. Ralph enjoyed helping his neighbors with various repair projects, tending flowers in their garden and spending time with his nieces and nephew and their families. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Clarence and sister-in-law Elvera. Survivors include his wife, Luella of Schleswig; one brother-in-law, J. Henry Schroeder of Denison; one sister-in-law, Elsie Schroeder of Denison; nieces and nephew, Marlene Chaney and her husband, Sonny of Omaha; Mary Hamer of Carroll; Judy Koch and her husband, Gary of Fort Dodge; Tom Schroeder and his wife, Nancy of Las Vegas; Jolene Whiteing and her husband, Jim of Schleswig; several great-nieces and nephews, other family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, July 27, 2002 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Lee Mentink officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. Marlene Hight provided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymns "How Great Thou Art", "Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound", and "I'm But a Stranger Here". Those serving as pallbearers were: Richard Schuring, Palmer Volkmann, Raynard Schmidt, Allen Stoneking, Dr. D.L. Schmidt, Gilbert Nihsen, P.J. Moeller and Nick Wilken. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig was in charge of arrangements.