Gustav Adolph Pankonin

M, b. 18 August 1875, d. 18 May 1952
  • Birth*: Gustav Adolph Pankonin was born on 18 August 1875 at Germany.1
  • Note*: And settled near Dodge Center MN. When he was 14 the family moved to a farm in Germantown Twn, MN. He was active in community Church (Red Rock Evangelical). Hunting and fishing were his chief hobbies.

    FROM HANDWRITTEN NOTE BY MABLE PANKONIN
    Gustav's parents: Bertha Howe Born Germany 11/11 1851
    Bertha's parents: Augusta Pethrnick
    William Howe of England

    Ludwig Erdmann Pankonin 10/31/1851 in New Gruenau, Kries
    Flatow Germany
    Ludwig's parents: Caroline Auguste Rutar (Reiter?) (MN)
    Franz William Pankonin (Finland)

    Bertha and Ludwig married in Germany. Came to Dodge Center in 1880. Cottonwood
    County in 1889.
    Gustav & Aunt Lizzie Nickel were born in Germany (Pomeroun).

    Howe's owned a string of bakeries in England, Holland and Germany.
    Grandpa Ludwig just said he came from north into Germany (therefore Finnish) in 1880.
  • Immigration*: He and Bertha Mathilde Howe immigrated in April 1880 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, USA; Came to the U S in 1880. Listed on the manifest for the American Line "Lord Gough" April, 1880 landing in Philadelphia. Also Bertha Pankonen, age 28, August Howe, age 15, Louise Pankonin (age 2.)2,3
    Lord Gough ship
  • Naturalization*: Gustav Adolph Pankonin was naturalized on 16 November 1897 at Cottonwood County, MN, USA; Renounced Emperor of Germany. Resided in US for 17 years.4
  • Marriage*: He married Amelia Sarah Nickel on 22 June 1899 at Germantown Twn, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.1
    Amelia and Gustav Pankonin 50th anniversary
    Gustav Pankonin and Amelia Nickel wedding, 1899
  • Education*: Gustav Adolph Pankonin was educated on 6 June 1900; Can read, write and speak English.5
  • Residence*: He lived on 6 June 1900 at Germantown Twp, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.6
  • Census*: He and Amelia Sarah Nickel appeared on the census of 6 June 1900 at Germantown Twp, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.7
  • Misc*: From farm census: Acres in 1918, corn 60, fruit 1/2, hay 13, oats 55, potatoes 1/2, rye 21, wheat 42. Hoges 35, horses 8, milch cows 8, other cattle 19, poultry 100. on 24 May 1918.
  • Occupation: On draft registration card: farmer on 12 September 1918.
  • Residence: Gustav Adolph Pankonin lived on 12 September 1918 at Sanborn, Redwood County, MN, USA; From draft registration.
  • Description*: He was described as From draft registration described as medium build, medium height, brown eyes, black hair on 12 September 1918.
  • Occupation*: A farmer in 1952.8
  • Death*: He died on 18 May 1952 at Jeffers, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG, at age 76.1,8
  • CauseDeath: Noted as Coronary embolism, sudden. Chronic myocarditis, about 18 months. Diabetes mellitis, 5 years.8
  • ObituaryText: Funeral services for Gustave Pankonin will be held today (Thursday) at 1:30 o'clock from the home and at two o'clock from the Red Rock Evangelical United Brethern Church. The Rev. Huerbert Cook, pastor of the church, will officiate. Music will be furnished by the Red Rock Quintet (Ervin Nickel, Alvin Essig, Reuben Essig, Wilfred Nickel and Marvin Nickel) Mrs. Orva Hoehne will be organist and Bernette Nickel and Henry Nickel will act as ushers. The casketbearers will be George Pooch, George Pankonin, Raymond Pankonin, Darrell Pankonin, Kenneth Senst and Dennis Senst. Burial will be in the Red Rock Cemetery. Gustave Adolph Pankonin, son of Ludwig and Bertha Pankonin, was born in Germany on August 17, 1875. At the age of five he came, with his parents, to the United States, settling at Dodge VCenter, Minnesota. When he was 14, the family moved to the Red Rock community and he made his home here and in Jeffers for the remainder of his life. On June 22, 1899 he was united in marriage to Amelia Sarah Nickel at the Red Rock church. Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Pankonin lived on the Grandfather Pankonin farm where Kenneth Pankonin now lives. On July 4, 1902 they moved onto their own farm, now occupied by the Walter Pankonin family. In 1936 they moved one mile east of the old homestead, the presnt home of the LuVerne Pankonin family. They lived there for nine years and then purchased their residence in Jeffers where they have since made their home. In June, 1949 they celebrated their golden wedding. Seven children were born to Mr and Mrs Pankonin, namely: Arthur, Elmer, Esther (Mrs Clarence Senst), Marvin, Walter, LuVern and Clara (Mrs Willie Karow). Clara passed away in 1923, leaving a little girl, Doris (Now Mrs. Rollin Johnson), who made her home with her grandparents for eight years. They also cared for a niece, Rose Prodoehl for almost a year. Mr. Pankonin farmed in the Red Rock area for 46 years and then retired to his home in Jeffers. He took an active interest in his church and community affairs. He was a member of the Red Rock Evangelical United Brethern Church. He served as a trustee of the church and was also a Sunday school teacher for many years. He was a member of the township board and had also been assessor. His hobbies were fishing and hunting and he had spent many happy hours following these sports. Mr. Pankonin's health had not been too good for the past few years, but he had been able to be up and around most of the time. A week ago Saturday he suffered a heart attack and was taken to the Windom hospital for care. He seemed to rally from this, but on Sunday he suffered a second attack which resulted in his death at 7:05 that evening. Death was due to a heart ailment and other complications. He had reached the age of 76 years, nine months and one day. Besides his wife and six children he leaves to mourn his death, three brothers, Charles and Emil of Jeffers and Fred of Minneapolis, four sisters, Louise (Mrs August Nickel) of Springfield, Helena (Mrs Fred Kierce) of Minneapolis, Amelia (Mrs Fred Pooch) of Lamberton, and Hannah (Mrs. Isaac Foth) of Windowm; also 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren and many other relatives and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters Selma (Mrs Fred Volmer) Martha (Mrs Edd Missling) and Bertha (Mrs Charles Schwanke) and one grandson, Glendard Pankonin. on 22 May 1952 at Jeffers, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.9
  • ObituaryText: A memorial record for the relatives and friends of Gustav Adolph Pankonin
    Services - Gustav Pankonin Residence, Jeffers, Minn. 1:30 pm
    Red Rock Evangelical United Brethren Church Germantown Township, 2 pm
    Thursday may 22, 1952
    Clergyman: Reverend H. Cook
    Quinette: Ervin Nickel, Wilfred Nickel, Marvin Nickel, Alvin Essig, Reuben Essig
    Pianist: Mrs. Orva Hoehne
    Ushers: Henry Nickel, Bernett Nickel
    Bearers: Kenneth Senst, Dennis Senst, Raymond Pankonin, Darrell Pankonin, George Pankonin, and George Pooch
    Resting Place: Red Rock Cemetery
    Gustav Adolph Pankonin, son of Ludwig and Bertha Pankonin, was born in Germany on August 18, 1875. He was the eldest in a family of eleven children. As a baby he was baptized in the Lutheran faith.
    When Mr. Pankonin was five years old his family came to the United States and located near Dodge Center, Minn. The family remained here until Gustav was 14 years of age and then moved to a farm in Germantown Township, Cottonwood County, Minn. where he attended school and grew to manhood.
    Gustave Pankonin and Amelia Sarah Nickel were united in marriage at the First Red Rock Evangelical Church on June 22, 1899 by Rev. Kachel. After their marriage they farmed in Germantown township for 46 years, and then moved to their present home in Jeffers seven years ago.
    While Mr. Pankonin resided in Germantown township he was a member of the township board, was assessor and a member of the school board for a number of years. Mr. Pankonin was known throughout the community by his many friends as a kind neighbor and a man who could always be depended upon to give assistance when they were in need. He was very devoted to hs family and their needs were his primary concern in life. After his children married, he had spent many happy hours with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
    After coming to Germantown Gustav was converted and became a member of the Red Rock Evangelical church. During his membership he served as a trustee, was superintendent of the Sunday School and at the time of his death was a Sunday School teacher. Mr. Pankonin had always been interested in the welfare of his church and was an untiring worker in its behalf. He was a devout student of the Bible and his mode of living was goverend by his understanding of the Bible.
    Hunting and fishing were his chief hobbies and during his lifetime he derived much enjoyment from them.
    Mr. Pankonin had been in rather poor health for the past two years. His condition became serious and on May 10th it was necessary for him to enter the Windom hospital where he passed away from a heart ailment on Sunday, May 18 at 7:05 pm at the age of 76 years, nine months and one day.
    He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Esther, Mrs Clarence Senst of Jeffers and five sons, Arthur, Marvin, Walter and Luverne of Sanborn and Elmer of Jeffers. One daughter, Mrs. Clara Karow, passed away in 1923. Mr Pankonin is also survived by three brothers, Charley and Emil of Jeffers, and Fred of Minneapolis. and four sisters, Mrs. August Nickel of Springfield, Mrs. Fred Kierce of Minneapolis, Mrs Will Pooch of Lamberton and Mrs Isaac Voth of Windom. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren as well as other relatives and a host of friends. on 22 May 1952.1
  • Burial*: He was buried on 22 May 1952 at Germantown Twp, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.1,8,10
    Gustav and Amelia Pankonin gravestone, Red Rock Cemetery.

Family: Amelia Sarah Nickel b. 18 Mar 1880, d. 5 Apr 1960

Citations

  1. [S148] Memorial Record, 22 May 1952.
  2. [S224] Gustaf (age 4) Pankonin, Lord Gough Digital image, Apr 1880, p. 16.
  3. [S469] Gustaf Pankonin household, 1900 U.S.Federal Census, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, Came to US in 1880, lived here for 20 years and naturalized.
  4. [S90] MN State Historical Society unknown record type, Book C, 59 (16 Nov 1897), St Paul, Ramsey County, MN, USA.
  5. [S469] Gustaf Pankonin household, 1900 U.S.Federal Census, Cottonwood County, Minnesota.
  6. [S469] Gustaf Pankonin household, 1900 U.S.Federal Census, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, Owned farm, 37 acres.
  7. [S469] Gustaf Pankonin household, 1900 U.S.Federal Census, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, Gustaf age 24, Amalia, age 20. white, married 1899 for 1 year. Parents born in Germany. Amelia spelled Amalia.
  8. [S191] Pankonin Gustav Adolph, Certificate of death.
  9. [S243] Jeffers Review, 22 May 1952.
  10. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 57447199.

James Davis

M
  • Note*: RICHMOND FAMILY HISTORY
    Possibly spelled DAVICE signed by his mark reorganization of Portsmouth April
    30 1639.

Family:

William Peabody

M

William Wayne Hurley

M, b. 21 January 1926, d. 20 May 2007
  • Birth*: William Wayne Hurley was born on 21 January 1926 at Green Cove Springs, Clay County, FL, USAG.
  • MilitaryService*: Army in the 550th Engineer LP Co. Received the American Theater Ribbon with the bronze star. between 1941 and 1945.1
  • Marriage*: He married Phyllis Wiladean Bell on 7 August 1949 at Bellefontaine, Logan County, OH, USAG.2
    Wayne "Bill" and Phyllis Hurley on their wedding day.
    Wayne "Bill" and Phyllis Hurley
  • Occupation*: Truck driver and mechanic for L.O.D., Lima. Retired from Plastipak Packaging. Farmer and licensed minister. in 2007.1
  • Death*: William Wayne Hurley died on 20 May 2007 at Dayton, Montgomery County, OH, USA, at age 81.1
  • Burial*: He was buried after 20 May 2007 at Sidney, Shelby County, OH, USA.1
  • ObituaryText: William Wayne Hurley, died at 4:30 a.m. May 20, 2007, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dayton. He was born Jan. 21, 1926 in Green Cove Springs, Fla. to William Wayne Smith and Lula Bell Davis, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 7, 1949 he married Phyllis Wiladean Bell, who survives. Mr. Hurley was a truck driver and mechanic for L.O.D., Lima. He retired from Plastipak Packaging, Jackson Center. He was a farmer and licensed minister who performed several wedding ceremonies. He was a veteran of the Army serving during World War II in the 550th Engineer LP Co. where he received the American Theater ribbon with the bronze star. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3316, a member of Scherer Post 493 of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Jackson Center Historical Society and Jackson Center Community Club. He was a Sunday school teacher, the District 2 Chaplain for the VFW for more than 22 years, a former Jackson Center Town Council member and a member of the We Care Fund. Survivors also include three daughters, Janice Ann (Ed) York, and Beverly Ruth (Tom) Suttles, both of Jackson Center, and Nancy Linn (Mel) Jackson of Wpakoneta; four sons, Douglas Eugene (Joyce) Hurley of Sidney, Victor Russell (Rita) Hurley of Jackson Center, John Webster (Patsy) Hurley of Sidney, and Phillip Wayne (Robin) Hurley of Anna; 26 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; and a sister, Ethel Mae Buchenroth, of Huntsville. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Linda F. Leviner and an infant daughter; two sons, Frank O. Hurley and an infant son; a grandson; and a brother, Ray Hurley. Services will begin at 10 am Thursday at Jackson Center United Methodist Church. Pastor James Maxwell will officiate. Burial will be in Shelby Memory Gardens, Sidney. Friends may call from 1 to 4 and 5 to 8 pm Wednesday at Sanford Funeral Home, Jackson Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson Center Education Foundation and Jackson Center United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to sefh@charterinternet.com.1

Family: Phyllis Wiladean Bell b. 11 Aug 1926, d. 18 Dec 2009

Citations

  1. [S744] Unknown.
  2. [S382] Sanford Funeral Home, 21 Dec 2009 accessed 31 Dec 2009.

Beverly Jean Hurley

F, b. 1 April 1952, d. 2 April 1952

Frank Owen Hurley

M, b. 3 March 1953, d. 28 March 1998

Amelia Sarah Nickel

F, b. 18 March 1880, d. 5 April 1960

Amelia Nickel
  • Birth*: Amelia Sarah Nickel was born on 18 March 1880 at Sanborn, Redwood County, MN, USAG.1
  • Marriage*: She married Gustav Adolph Pankonin on 22 June 1899 at Germantown Twn, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.2
    Amelia and Gustav Pankonin 50th anniversary
    Gustav Pankonin and Amelia Nickel wedding, 1899
  • Census: Amelia Sarah Nickel and Gustav Adolph Pankonin appeared on the census of 6 June 1900 at Germantown Twp, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.3
  • Education*: Amelia Sarah Nickel was educated on 6 June 1900.4
  • Occupation*: A housewife and farmed. in 1960.1
  • CauseDeath: Noted as cause: coronary infarcation, 15 days. Other significant conditions: cerebral vascular thrombosis.1
  • Death*: She died on 5 April 1960 at Springfield, Brown County, MN, USAG, at age 80.1
  • Burial*: She was buried on 9 April 1960 at Germantown Twp, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.1,5
    Gustav and Amelia Pankonin gravestone, Red Rock Cemetery.
  • ObituaryText: Obituary:; Funeral services for Mrs. Gustav Pankonin were held Saturday afternoon, April 9, at one-thirty o'clock from the Jeffers Funeral Chapel and at two o'clock from the Red Rock E.U.B. church with the Rev. E.H. Pfeifer, officiating. At the chapel the Men's Chorus of the Red Rock Church sang "Home of the Soul"; and at the church they sang "Kneel at the Cross" and "We'll All Be There". Mrs. Walter Kosel was pianist. Casketbearers were grandsons of the deceased, namely: Kenneth and Dennis Senst, Darrell Pankonin, Raymond Pankonin, Warren Pankonin and Donald Pankonin. Interment was in the Red Rock cemetery. Arrangements were in charge of Jeffers Chapel service, Melvin G. Klasse, director. Amelia Sarah Nickel, daughter of William and Wilhelminia Nickel, was born in Germantown township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota on March 18, 1880. She was baptized in infancy and in her youth was converted and joined the Red Rock Evangelical church of which she was a lifelong member. She was a faithful attendent at the church services and other functions and it was a real joy for her to read and study God's Word. Amelia Nickel and Gustav Pankonin were united in marriage at the Red Rock church in June, 1899 with the Rev. C.F. Kachel performing the ceremony. After their marriage they farmed in Germantown township for 46 years, then retired and moved to their home in Jeffers. This union was blessed with five sons and two daughters. In June, 1949 Mr. and Mrs. Pankonin celebrated their golden wedding. Mrs. Pankonin not only shared her life with her family, but also helped rear a grandchild for eight and one-half years, as she cared for Doris Karow (now Mrs. Rollin Johnson). She likewise shared her home for 11 months and cared for a niece, Rosie Prodoehl (Mrs. Harold Fluck) of North Redwood. Mrs. Pankonin lived alone in her home at Jeffers, after the death of her husband in 1952. But when her health failed, she gave up her home in town and on August 19, 1957, she went to live with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Senst. It was during her two year and seven month stay at the Senst home that she became ill and was hospitalized for a brief period of time. She recovered from this illness and an operation and again enjoyed fair health. Her last illness came suddenly. She was up and around at the time she suffered a severe stroke. She passed away at the Community Hospital in Springfield just two weeks from the date she was hospitalized, April 5, 1960, at 5:30 in the afternoon. She had reached the age of 80 years and 18 days. Mrs. Pankonin was a lover of nature, having the hobbies of gardening and raising of flowers. She also enjoyed visiting with relatives, neighbors, her children and grandchildren. She was especially happy with her family at the celebration of her 80th birthday anniversary a few weeks ago. Left to mourn are one daughter, Esther (Mrs Clarence Senst) of Jeffers; five sons, Elmer of Jeffers, Arthur, Marvin, Walter and LuVerne, all of Sanborn; also 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred Nickel of Jeffers; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Block of California and Mrs. Emma Karow of Springfield, many other relatives and host of friends. Preceeding her in death were her husband; one daughter, Clara (Mrs Willie Karow); a grandson, Glenard Pankonin; one sister, Lena (Mrs John Prodoehl); three brothers, Herman, August and William Nickel.6
  • Note*: ; From Delrose Swartz 2008: "Now that I am the age that I remember her being.........I tend to admire her quiet, unassuming way. Raised 6 kids, plus a granddaughter plus another girl (who grew up and named her first daughter, Delrose). Never ate at the table with the men but always stayed in the kitchen and served them. Grandpa Gus was well read and respected for his Bible knowledge - I have an idea she could neither read nor write."7
  • Description*: She was described as From June Johnson "I did stay with Great grandma Amelia and was to rn to your grandpa's to get help if her heart gave out. I don't think I ever realized the responsibility of that feat." in December 2015.

Family: Gustav Adolph Pankonin b. 18 Aug 1875, d. 18 May 1952

Citations

  1. [S218] Amelia Pankonin, Certificate of Death.
  2. [S148] Memorial Record, 22 May 1952.
  3. [S469] Gustaf Pankonin household, 1900 U.S.Federal Census, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, Gustaf age 24, Amalia, age 20. white, married 1899 for 1 year. Parents born in Germany. Amelia spelled Amalia.
  4. [S469] Gustaf Pankonin household, 1900 U.S.Federal Census, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, Can read, write and speak English.
  5. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 57447200.
  6. [S219] Jeffers Review, 14 Apr. 1960, p.1.
  7. [S149] Interview, Delrose Swartz, 24 Feb 2008.

Vernard Hurley

M, b. 19 February 1902, d. 12 October 1957
  • Marriage*: Vernard Hurley married Lulu Bella Davis.
  • Birth*: Vernard Hurley was born on 19 February 1902 at Logan County, OH, USA.
  • Death*: He died on 12 October 1957 at age 55.
  • Burial*: He was buried after 12 October 1957 at OH, USA.

Family: Lulu Bella Davis b. 25 Aug 1900, d. 1 Sep 1977

Citations

  1. [S744] Unknown.

Lulu Bella Davis

F, b. 25 August 1900, d. 1 September 1977

Family: Vernard Hurley b. 19 Feb 1902, d. 12 Oct 1957

Citations

  1. [S744] Unknown.

Esther Ella Pankonin

F, b. 10 December 1907, d. 27 April 2007

(back) Esther, Clara (front) Marvin, Elmer Pankonin
  • Birth*: Esther Ella Pankonin was born on 10 December 1907 at Germantown Twn, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.1
  • Marriage*: She married Clarence Rudolf Senst on 24 March 1932 at Cottonwood County, MN, USA; MN Marriage Index COTTONWOOD M9-508.
    Clarence Senst and Esther Pankonin wedding, 1932
  • Death*: Esther Ella Pankonin died on 27 April 2007 at Pipestone, Pipestone County, MN, USAG, at age 99.1
  • ObituaryText: Was born to Gustave and Amelia (Nickel) Pankonin on December 10, 1907 in Germantown Township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota where she was raised and attended District 35 school. Upon completion of her education, Esther remained at home until she was united in marriage to Clarence Senst on march 24, 1932. Following their marriage, they farmed northwest of Jeffers, Minnesota. On December25, 1978 Clarence preceded her in death. After his death, Esther remained on the farm for the next six years. She then moved to an apartment in Jeffers for six months before moving to Pipestone, Minnesota. On May 5, 1995, Esther became a resident of the Good Samaritan Communities of Pipstone. She died there on Friday, April 27, 2007 at the age of 99 years, four months and 17 days. Esther was a member of the Red Rock United Methodist church in rural Sanborn. She loved being in her home and farming. She enjoyed helping take care of children for others and she enjoyed the time spent with her family and friends. She is lovingly remembered by her two sons, Kenneth Senst and his wife Belva of Pipestone, Minnesota and Dennis Senst and his wife Judy of Jeffers, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Jeff senst and his wife Eileen, Corine Bleckwenn, Larry Senst and his wife Michelle, Neal Senst and his wife Karen, Terry Senst and Debra Sykora and her husband Jim; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Juanita Pankonin of Brookings, South Dakota; Doris Johnson of Fairmont, Minnesota, a niece raised by the Pankonin family; and several other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, her parents; one sister, Clara Pankonin; and five brothers, Elmer, Walter, Art, Marvi and Luverne Pankonin after 27 April 2007.1

Family: Clarence Rudolf Senst b. 16 Jan 1907, d. 25 Dec 1978

Citations

  1. [S239] Unknown short newspaper title.