Ane Kirstine (?)1

F, b. circa 1811
  • Marriage*: Ane Kirstine (?) married Christian Svendsen.
  • Birth*: Ane Kirstine (?) was born circa 1811 at Magelunde, Denmark; 1870 census listed her as 59.1
  • Occupation*: Enke[widow] Husmoder["housekeeper"] Jordbrugerinde["female farmer"] in 1870.1

Family: Christian Svendsen d. b 1870


  1. [S126] Linda Schwartz Karlsen, "Ancestors Hansen, Caroline," e-mail to e-mail address, 25 March, 2008.

Niels Jensen

M, d. circa 6 June 1879
  • Residence*: Niels Jensen lived.
    Neils Jensen house in Wisconsin
    Neils Jensen farm in Wisconsin
  • Birth*: He was born at Neder Donnerup, Jutland, Denmark; There was no record of where Neils was born but I believe it was Neder Donnerup.1
  • Marriage*: He married Mette Marie Nielsen after 1850; I was not able to find a record of their marriage.1
    Neils and Mette Jensen.
  • MilitaryService*: Circa 1879 at Denmark.1
  • Death*: Niels Jensen died circa 6 June 1879 at Givskud, Denmark; The Lutheran church in Givskud had records on the family, but they were less complete than for others because the Jensens were Baptists and the Lutherans gave them a hard time.
    Hand written note gives his death date as 31 May 1879.1
  • Burial*: He was buried after 6 June 1879; possibly July 6.1

Family: Mette Marie Nielsen b. 25 Apr 1835, d. 1906


  1. [S462] Janet Jackson, "Report from Janet Jackson."

Mette Marie Nielsen

F, b. 25 April 1835, d. 1906

Mette Jensen
  • Medical*: Known medical issues:; was diabetic.1
  • Education*: Mette Marie Nielsen was educated; According to the U.S. Census she did not speak English.1
  • Birth*: She was born on 25 April 1835 at O. Nykirke, Givskud, Denmark.1
  • Marriage*: She married Niels Jensen after 1850; I was not able to find a record of their marriage.1
    Neils and Mette Jensen.
  • Immigration*: Mette Marie Nielsen immigrated in 1884; Meete sent one or maybe two of her boys to the U.S. and he found land in Wisconsin. The land that he found was similar to the area around Givskud--heavily wooded and not very productrive farm land. The Lego factory is located near Givsgud and provides a much better way of making a living than the poor soil. He returned home to Denmark and told hi mother that he thought that it would be a better life for her children but probalby not for her. She chose to come bringing Jens Peter when was eight years old.1,2
  • Residence*: She lived after 1884; lived with her children.1
  • Burial*: She was buried circa 1906 at WI, USA; Buried on the east side of a county graveyard with a marker almost covered by grass that says only "Mohr" (mother in Danish).2
  • Death*: She died in 1906 at Eureka Township, St Croix County, WI, USA.1

Family: Niels Jensen d. c 6 Jun 1879


  1. [S462] Janet Jackson, "Report from Janet Jackson."
  2. [S144] Letter, Wayne Meloche to unknown recipient.

David Roy Hubmer

M, b. 1 October 1922, d. 5 September 2006

David Hubmer, 1999
  • Birth*: David Roy Hubmer was born on 1 October 1922 at Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN, USAG.1
  • Death*: He died on 5 September 2006 at Dodge Center, Dodge County, MN, USAG, at age 83.
  • Burial*: He was buried after 5 September 2006 at Dodge Center, Dodge County, MN, USA.2
    David Hubmer gravestone, Riverside Cemetery.
  • ObituaryText: The funeral for David Roy Hubmer will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the United Methodist Church of Dodge Center with the Rev. Michelle Miller officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Dodge Center. Mr. Hubmer, 83, died Monday (Sept. 4, 2006) at home, following a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 1, 1922, in Minneapolis. At age 6 he moved to the farm in the Eden area of Dodge County where he spent the rest of his life. He graduated from West concord High School and attended the University of Minnesota. He servedin the Air Force and was stationed in Japan. He married Alvina Hansen on June 19, 1949 and continued to dairy and crop farm until 1985. He was a member of the Dodge Center United Methodist church, where he was a choir member an dheld numerous offices. He was a vocal soloist for many occasions. He was director of the Dodgte County Farm Bureau and the Concord Co-op; played french horn in the Southeast Winds Community Band for 20 years; and enjoyed reading and traveling to all 50 states and abroad. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Joan (Randy) Hanson of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Karen (Glenn) Johnson of Two Harbors, Minn; two sons, Paul (Cindee) of Ingles, Fla, and Neal of Dodge Center; six grandchildren, a stepgranddaughter; two step great grandchildren; a brother Richard of Palmetto, Fla; and a sister, Margaret Chapin of Roseville, Minn. He was preceded in death by two brothers, a sister and a grandchild. Visitation will be from 5 pm to 8 pm Thursday at Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Dodge Center, and an hour before the service Friday at the church. Memorials are preferred to the Dodge Center United Methodist Church, West Concord Fire Department or West Concord Historical Society.1


  1. [S460] Rochester Post Bulletin, 6 Sep 2006, p. 2 B.
  2. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address,, Memorial #93633974.

Luverne Victor Pankonin

M, b. 19 May 1925, d. 22 December 2003
  • Birth*: Luverne Victor Pankonin was born on 19 May 1925 at Germantown Twn, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.1
  • ObituaryText: LuVerne V. Pankonin was born on May 19, 1925 in Cottonwood County, Minnesota the son of Gustav and Amelia (Nickel). He died on Monday, December 22, 2003 at his residence in Brookings at the age of 78 years. LuVerne received his education in rural school in Cottonwood County, near Sanborn MN. He was united in marriage to Juanita L. Johnson on May 15, 1945 in Sanborn. Together they raised their family and farmed in Cottonwood County until their retirement in 1990. in 1991 they moved to Brookings, SD and have lived here ever since. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses Congregation in Brookings. He enjoyed hunting, playing cards, traveling and especially spending time with family and friends. LuVerne is survived by his wife Juanita of Brookings; one daughter Darlene Goldhammer (Andre) of Elkton, SD; two sons David Pankonin (Joanne) of Elkton, SD, Gary Pankonin (Betsey) of Patterson, New York; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and one sister Esther Senst of Pipestone, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son (Robert) and one sister (Clara) four brothers (Walter, Art, Marvin and Elmer).1
  • Death*: He died on 22 December 2003 at Brookings, SD, USA, at age 78.1



  1. [S234] Unknown short newspaper title.

Hans Hanson

M, b. 19 August 1870, d. 9 January 1922
  • Birth*: Hans Hanson was born on 19 August 1870 at Denmark.
  • Naturalization: He was naturalized on 25 October 1886; Declaration to become US Citizen. Renounce Kingdom of Norway. Filed in Dodge County.
  • Marriage*: He married Mary Nelson on 26 March 1892 at Dodge County, MN, USA; 1900 census says married 8 years. Marriage record: License 24 Mar 1892. Witnesses: Katie McLaughlin, Allie Sebring, James McLaughlin.2,3
  • Naturalization*: Hans Hanson was naturalized on 4 April 1900 at Dodge County, MN, USA; p. 393. Renounces Kingdom of Norway and Sweden. Witnessed by John Peterson and E. Peterson.4
  • Occupation*: Farmer according to 1900 census on 16 June 1900.
  • Fact 1*: He was Fact 1 on 16 June 1900; 1900 census says birthday 1872, birthplace sweden.
  • CauseDeath: Noted as Empyema (right) (is a collection of pus in the cavity between the lung and the membrane that surrounds it) with cardiad dilatation 6 weeks with contributory myocardial degeneration. Autopsy confirmed diagnosis.1
  • Death*: He died on 9 January 1922 at Dodge County, MN, USA, at age 51.1
  • Burial*: He was buried after 9 January 1922 at Kasson, Dodge County, MN, USAG.1,5
    Gravestone of Hans Hanson in Maple Grove Cemetery
  • ObituaryText: Hans Hanson, who has been a resident of this county for about 30 years passed away at the New Kahler in Rochester on Monday, Jan. 9th, 1922, at the age of 52 years. He had been in Rochester the past two weeks with lung trouble and passed away unexpectedly Monday morning. Deceased was born in Denmark in 1870 and came to America about 30 years ago, locating near Kasson, on a farm. Some years since he moved into this village and the past several years has been employed by the Botsford Lumber company to deliver their coal. He is survived by his widow and three children, two sons and a daughter. The eldest son, Harold, lives at Hoquiam, Wash., and will be unable to come to the funeral on account of a serious injury from being crushed between two cars last fall. The other son, Edward, resides at San Francisco, Calif. It is said that he recently joined the navy. The daughter, whose name is Mrs. Q J Barker, is with her husband in Germany, he being a member of the American Army in that country. Funeral services will be held at the late home of the deceased this afternoon at 2 o'clock and the remains will be placed in the vault at Maple Grove Cemetery, where they repose until next spring. Rev. Mikkel Lono will officiate at the services. Mr. Hanson was a hard working man, and one who was highly esteemed by all who knew him. His demise was not expected by his closest friends and is a shock to them.6

Family: Mary Nelson b. 27 Apr 1864, d. 19 Oct 1954


  1. [S57] Hanson Hans, Death Certificate.
  2. [S88] Certificate, Hans and Nelson, Mary Hanson marriage of 26 Mar 1892.
  3. [S695] Hans and Nelson, Mary Hanson, Minnesota Marriage Index.
  4. [S89] Unknown repository Naturalization record, 393 (3 Apr 1900), unknown repository address.
  5. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address,, Memorial# 46151309.
  6. [S38] Dodge County Republican, 12 Jun 1922.

Mary Nelson

F, b. 27 April 1864, d. 19 October 1954

Mary Hanson
  • Occupation*: Housewife.
  • Residence*: Mary Nelson lived at Kasson, Dodge County, MN, USAG.
    Mary Hanson's house in Kasson. Alvina stayed here to finish high school.
  • Note*: Obit says born in 1867.
  • Birth*: She was born on 27 April 1864 at Sweden.1,2
  • Marriage*: She married Hans Hanson on 26 March 1892 at Dodge County, MN, USA; 1900 census says married 8 years. Marriage record: License 24 Mar 1892. Witnesses: Katie McLaughlin, Allie Sebring, James McLaughlin.3,4
  • Death*: Mary Nelson died on 19 October 1954 at Owatonna, Steele County, MN, USAG, at age 90.1
  • CauseDeath: Noted as Myocardial failure, chronic congestion, gangrene left foot and ankle for 2 days, generalized arteriesclerosis for 7 years.10/14 Major amputation through left thigh; marked arteriosclerosis of vessels grade 4. Large firm fixed thrombus in all major veins including femoral.1
  • Burial*: She was buried on 21 October 1954 at Kasson, Dodge County, MN, USAG.1,5
    Gravestone of Mary Hanson in Maple Grove Cemetery
  • ObituaryText: Mrs. Mary N. Hanson, longtime resident of Dodge county, died Tuesday, October 19 at the Owatonna hospital after a lengthy illness. She was 87 years of age. Born April 27, 1867 in Sweden, she married Hans Hanson there, and the couple came to this area soon after, where they made their home until about five years ago. Since that time she has been living with her son, Edward of Dodge Center. Survivors besides her son include a daughter, Mrs. Olga O. Barker of San Francisco, Calif., four grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Dibble Funeral chapel, Rev. T.E. Moen officiating. Burial was in the Maple Grove cemetery in Kasson.6

Family: Hans Hanson b. 19 Aug 1870, d. 9 Jan 1922


  1. [S56] Hanson Mary, Certificate of death.
  2. [S906] US Census 1930; says Olga's mother was born in Scotland.
  3. [S88] Certificate, Hans and Nelson, Mary Hanson marriage of 26 Mar 1892.
  4. [S695] Hans and Nelson, Mary Hanson, Minnesota Marriage Index.
  5. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address,, Memorial# 46151317.
  6. [S85] Dodge Center Star Record, 28 oct 1954.

Clara Louise Pankonin

F, b. 23 July 1901, d. 22 November 1923
  • Birth*: Clara Louise Pankonin was born on 23 July 1901 at Germantown Twn, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.1
  • Marriage*: She married Willie Carl Karow on 5 October 1920.
  • Occupation*: Housewife in 1923.1
  • CauseDeath: Noted as embolism following four hours after confinement, labor normal.1
  • Death*: Clara Louise Pankonin died on 22 November 1923 at Germantown Twn, Cottonwood County, MN, USA, at age 22.2,1
  • Burial*: She was buried after 22 November 1923 at Germantown Twp, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.3,1
    Clara Karow in casket
    Willie and Clara Karow gravestone, Red Rock Cemetery
  • ObituaryText: The community was saddened when the Death Angel entered the home of Will Karrow [sic] last Thursday evening and took there from the young wife and mother, death following after only a short illness. The funeral services were held from the home last Sunday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. F. J. Knuth, of the Germantown Evangelical church and remains laid to rest in the Red Rock church in Germantown.
    Mrs. Karrow was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Pankonin, of Red Rock and a young woman who was held in high esteem by all who knew her and a host of friends and relatives attended the last sad rites to pay a silent tribute to their departed friends. The church choir rendered several beautiful selections.
    Clara Pankonin was born on July 23, 1901 and grew to womanhood at Red Rock. On October 5th, 1920, she was united in marriage to Will Karrow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Karrow, of Sanborn and made their home on a farm near the home of her parents. To this union one child was born. Besides her husband and daughter she leaves to mourn her death, her father and mother and several brothers and sisters besides many other relatives. At the time of her death, Mrs. Karrow was 22 years, 3 months and 29 days of age.4

Family: Willie Carl Karow b. 15 Mar 1894, d. 10 Dec 1949


  1. [S731] Clara L Karow, Certificate of Death.
  2. [S148] Memorial Record, 22 May 1952.
  3. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address,, Memorial# 57447152.
  4. [S688] Jeffers Review, 29 Nov 1923, p. 1.

Harold Nelson Hanson

M, b. 26 January 1891, d. 8 June 1927
  • Birth*: Harold Nelson Hanson was born on 26 January 1891 at Kasson, Dodge County, MN, USAG; 1910 Census says he was born in Germany. 1891? Year before Hans and Mary were married?
  • Marriage*: He married Bernice A. Button on 30 March 1915 at Dodge County, MN, USA; Minnesota marriages, 1849-1950.
  • Attributes*: Harold Nelson Hanson was Tall, medium build, gray eyes, brown hair in 1917.1
  • Occupation*: Railroad Car Repairer in 1917.1
  • Residence*: He lived in June 1917 at Hoquiam, Grays Harbor County, WA, USA.1
  • Milit-Beg*: He began military service on 5 June 1917 Draft registration.
  • Death*: He died on 8 June 1927 at Hoquiam, Grays Harbor County, WA, USA, at age 36.2
  • ObituaryText: Former Kasson boy loses life in west. Harold N. Hanson was victim of accident in railroad yards. The Hoquiam Washingtonian published the following relative to the death of Harold N. Hanson in their issue of June 9th:
    "Fellow workmen found the body of Harold Hanson, an employee of the Northern Pacific Railway, lying under a car in the yards about 10:30 yesterday. It is thot[sic] death was instantaneous following a crash between two cars in which Hanson was caught." "Hanson had been working with another inspector and had left him shortly before 10 o'clock to go to the east end of the yards, according to the story gained by railroad officials from other workers in the yards. He was not seen again until his body was found. Blood on the couplings of a car caught the attention of a switchman and investigation disclosed Hanson's body beneath one of the cars."
    "It is thot that Hanson on his customary rounds of the yards must have stepped between two cars of a long train just as the switch engine picked up the train."
    The body was brot [sic] to Kasson from Hoquiam accompanied by Mrs. Hanson and children and Mrs. Edith Button, mother of Mrs. Hanson, they arriving here Wednesday of last week.
    Harold N. Hanson was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Hanson and was born near Kasson Jan. 26, 1891 and died in Hoquiam Wash, Wednesday June 8th, 1927 at the age of 36 years, four months and 13 days. He grew to manhood here and was married March 30th, 1915 to Bernice A. Button. Two children, Richard, nine years of age, and Ruth, seven years of age, have been born of this union.
    Mr. Hanson and his bride left for Hoqiuam on the day of their marriage and have lived there ever since. He has worked in the railroad shops since going there as car repairer and for the past nine years has been an employee of the Northern Pacific railroad and was an inspector at the time of his death. He was a conscientious and industrius workman and was held in high esteem by his fellow workers. He joined the Kasson M.E. church 12 years ago.
    He leaves to mourn his passing his mother, Mrs. Mary Hanson, of Kasson; a sister, Mrs. Q.J. (Olga) Barker of San Francisco and Edward, living in Wasioja. The father, Hans Hanson, passed away Jan 8th, 1922.
    The funeral service was held Thursday at the home of Mrs. Mary Hanson, Rev. T.S. Mondale officiating. Mrs. L.R. Rohrer sang two solos with Mrs. Ida Beard as accompanist. Undertaker D. N. Dibble was in charge and interment was in Maple Grove cemeterey south of town. The bearers were: Peter Johnson, Harry Houston, Frank Houston, Ralph Loomis, Milton Benedix and Cedric Benedix. Out of town attendants at the funeral were: Mr and Mrs Peter Jensen, Dodge Center; F.A. Alexander, Owatonna; Mrs Addie Williams, Rochester; and Mr and Mrs F M Williams, Bryon. on 9 June 1927.3
  • Burial*: He was buried after 9 June 1927 at Kasson, Dodge County, MN, USA.4,5
    Gravestone of Harold Hanson in Maple Grove Cemetery

Family: Bernice A. Button


  1. [S935] Harold Hanson, Draft Registration Card.
  2. [S574] Harold Hanson, Death record.
  3. [S204] Unknown short newspaper title, after 8 Jun 1927.
  4. [S477] Hans Hanson tombstone, unknown repository, unknown repository address, unknown url.
  5. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address,, Memorial# 46151311.

Olga Adelaide Hansen

F, b. 3 March 1894, d. 24 August 1980

Olga Hansen
Olga Hanson, age 15 years
  • Birth*: Olga Adelaide Hansen was born on 3 March 1894 at Dodge County, MN, USA; CA death index.
  • Education*: She was educated on 5 June 1909 at Mantorville, Dodge County, MN, USAG; Eighth Grade, Saturday evening, June 5, 8 o'clock, K.P. Hall. Name of graduates: Olga Hansen.1
  • Marriage*: She married Quentin J Barker on 21 October 1920 at Denver, Denver County, CO, USA.
  • Census*: Olga Adelaide Hansen and Quentin J Barker appeared on the census of 1930 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, USA; spelled Quinton.2
  • Death*: Olga Adelaide Hansen died on 24 August 1980 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, USAG, at age 86; Certificate of death: 80-125477, State of California. Date of Death: Aug. 24, 1980 at 1850 hour. Olga Adelaide Barker, Female, White, American, DOB March 3, 1894, Age 86. Birthplace Minnesota, Name and birthplace of father: Unknown, birth name and date of mother: Unknown. Citizen: USA, SSN , Marital status: Widowed, primary occupation: nurse, number years in occupation: 5, employer: US army, kind of industry: Armed Forces.
    Usual residence: 176 Corona Street, San Francisco, CA
    Place of death: St. Francis Hospital, San Francisco.
    Cause of death:acute congestive cardiac failure 1 month, artherioscleratic heart disease, 10 years. Other contributing cause of death: peripheral vascular disease with eschemic ulcers. Burial 8/28/80, San Francisco National. California Funeral Service.
  • Burial*: She was buried after 24 August 1980 at PLOT OSD 212, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, USAG.3
    Olga Barker gravestone, San Francisco National Cemetery

Family: Quentin J Barker b. c 1880, d. 24 Sep 1938


  1. [S271] Mantorville Express, 4 Jun 1909, p.1.
  2. [S906] US Census 1930.
  3. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address,, Memorial# 17248239.

Ada E Essig

F, b. 1892, d. 13 October 1917

Family: Fred Edward Nickel b. 7 Feb 1889, d. 15 May 1971


  1. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address,, Memorial # 57447178.
  2. [S155] Unknown agency, Centennial history of Cottonwood County.
  3. [S512] Cottonwood County Citizen, 25 May 1971, p. 9.
  4. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address,, Memorial# 57447178.

Hattie E Blank

F, b. 5 August 1888, d. 28 November 1967
  • Birth*: Hattie E Blank was born on 5 August 1888.1
  • Marriage*: She married Fred Edward Nickel on 25 November 1918 at Jeffers, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG; The many friends of Fred Nichel [sic] and Mrs. A.C. Blank of Sleepy Eye were surprized this week to learn of the marriage of this estimable couple, which occurred at the Evangelical parsonage of E.P . Werner in in Sleepy Eye on Monday at 1:30 o'clock. The wedding was of a quite nature, and only a very few of their most intimate friends knew of the occasion. The groom is one of the successful farmers of Germantown and is well known here, having made his home south of town many years. the bride is the widow of the late A.C. Blank, who formerly lived southwest of Sanborn. Mr. and Mrs. Nichel [sic] arrived in Sanborn Monday afternoon and immediately went to housekeeping on Mr. Nickel's farm. --Sanborn Sentinel.2
  • Death*: Hattie E Blank died on 28 November 1967 at Blue Earth County, MN, USA, at age 79.3,1
  • Burial*: She was buried after 28 November 1967 at Cottonwood County, MN, USA.4
    Hattie Nickel gravestone, Red Rock Cemetery

Family: Fred Edward Nickel b. 7 Feb 1889, d. 15 May 1971


  1. [S611] Hattie Nickel, Certificate of Death.
  2. [S482] Jeffers Review, 5 December 1918, p.1.
  3. [S333] Fred E Nickel, Certificate of Death.
  4. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address,, Memorial# 57447176.

Katie Marie Rupp

F, b. 20 November 1887, d. 13 April 1960

Family: Emil Ludwig Pankonin b. 29 Mar 1886, d. 17 Apr 1967


  1. [S84] Mrs. Katie Pankonin, Death Certificate.
  2. [S424] Gary and Arthur L. Finnell Richter, Sanborn Centennial History, p.77.
  3. [S163] Windom Citizen, 13 May 1959.
  4. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address,, Memorial# 57447203.

Elsie Pankonin

F, b. 12 March 1911, d. 18 March 1992

Family: Arnold Nickel b. 14 Mar 1908, d. 6 Apr 1988

Arnold Nickel

M, b. 14 March 1908, d. 6 April 1988
  • Note*: Arnold Nickel, son of Wm. and ida Raddach Nickel and Elsie Pankonin, daughter of Emil and Katie Rupp Pankonin, were married June 8, 1933 and moved to the farm in the NW 1/4 of Section 4, Amboy township, which they later bought and have lived there for 35 years. Both Mr. and Mrs. Nickel were born in Germantown township. During the dust and depression years Mrs. Nickel remembers that crop prices were very low but that commodity prices were also low. Coffee was 24 cents per pound. Bread 10 cents per large loaf. She also remembers buying an everyday dress for 25 cents. In 1934 they threshed their entire grain crop in one-half day. The Arnold Nickels have two children, Dale, who farms with his father and Donna (Mrs. Paul Crowell) who lives in Dale township.1
  • Birth*: Arnold Nickel was born on 14 March 1908 at Germantown Township, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.
  • Marriage*: He married Elsie Pankonin on 8 June 1933.
  • Death*: Arnold Nickel died on 6 April 1988 at Blue Earth County, MN, USA, at age 80; MN Death index CERTID# 1988-MN-009324.

Family: Elsie Pankonin b. 12 Mar 1911, d. 18 Mar 1992


  1. [S6] Unknown author, Cottonwood County History, p. 50.

Dale Nickel

M, b. 25 May 1937, d. 2 October 1986
  • Birth*: Dale Nickel was born on 25 May 1937.
  • Death*: He died on 2 October 1986 at age 49.

Henry Pfeil Swartz1

M, b. 21 February 1829, d. 1 March 1904

Henry Swartz
  • Occupation*: Carpenter by trade, but spent most of his life farming.
  • Religion*: Henry Pfeil Swartz was Member of the German Reform Church.
  • Birth*: He was born on 21 February 1829 at New Berlin, Union County, PA, USA.
  • Marriage*: He married Eliza Jane Koch on 7 October 1851 at Milton, Northumberland County, PA, USA.
    Henry Swartz and Eliza Koch
  • MilitaryService*: Co F 10th Iowa National Infantry. Discharged 8 months later or May 16, 1865 on 22 September 1862.
  • Marriage*: Henry Pfeil Swartz married Susan Follmer Balliet on 1 January 1892 at Milton, Northumberland County, PA, USA.
  • ObituaryText: Henry F. Swartz, veteran soldier and pioneer citizen, died at his home on Green Street Tuesday afternoon, March 1st at the age of 75 years and 10 days. Born in Union County, PA, February 21, 1829, Mr. Swartz married Eliza Koch October 7, 1851 and to this union seven children were born. Two of the children died in infancy and there are still living Mrs. Ella F. Keith of this city, George P. Swartz of Henrietta Minn, A L Swartz of Jefferies [sic] Minn., B V Swartz, Huron Lake, Minn. and Wm. J. Swartz of Tipton. Deceased served in Company F, Tenth Iowa, enlisting in '62 and had an execellent record. Mrs. Eliza Swartz, his wife, died October 5, 1884, at Tipton. In 1892 Mr. Swartz married Mrs. Susan Swartz of Pennsylvania. In 1856 Mr. Swartz moved to Clinton county where he resided until he enlisted. After the war he moved to Cedar county in '69, where he lived until the spring of '88 when he moved to Ida county where he has resided ever since. The remains were taken to Tipton yesterday where he will be buried by the side of his first wife. There were short services at the house conducted by the G.A.R. and the body was taken on the evening train to Tipton. E P Keith and Mrs. Swartz accompanying. The family wish to extend their thanks to the G.A.R. and to the friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy. on 1 March 1904.2
  • Death*: Henry Pfeil Swartz died on 1 March 1904 at Ida Grove, Ida County, IA, USAG, at age 75.3
  • ObituaryText: Henry P. Swartz was born in Union county, PA, Feb 21, 1829 and died in Ida Grove, Iowa March 1, 1904 aged 75 years and 9 days. He was married in Milton, Pennsylvania, October 7 1851 to Miss Eliza Koch and the family came west in 1856, first settling in Clinton, Ia. where most of their children were born. In 1869 they came to Cedar county and lived for about twenty one years northeast of Tipton. His wife died Nov 5th 1883. In 1890 he took up his resdience in Ida county and in 1891 married again. His brother's widow then living at Milton, PA, becoming the sharer of his joys and sorrows. Their home has been in Ida county except during the winter of 1901-02 when they spent a season with their son Mr. William Swartz of Tipton. Mr. Swartz had been a soldier, having enlisted in Co. F 10th Iowa National Infantry service eight months. He was honorably discharged from the service at Washington May 16 1865. The sickness which only terminated with his decease might be said to start with a stroke of paralysis which he received Oct. 7, 1899. From this he rallied somewhat under the best care and attention that loving friends could give him and was able to walk around with some assistance at least part of the time until Thursday, Feb. 18 when he was compelled to take his bed and after lingering for almost two weeks passed away at about two pm last Tuesday. There remain to mourn, besides his circle of old comrades and friends his wife and five children: Mrs. Ella Keith of Ida Grove, George of Minnesota, W J of Tipton, Arthur L of Minnesota and Burdette N also of Minnesota. Of these only one, WJ was present to pay the last sad rites to a departed father. The body was brought to Tipton Thursday morning and funeral services held in the Reformed churfh at 2:30 in the afternoon, from which the remains were taken to the Masonic Cemetery and lead to rest by the G.A.R. of which he was a member. on 1 March 1904.3
  • Burial*: He was buried after 1 March 1904 at Tipton, Cedar County, IA, USAG.4
    Gravestone of Henry and Eliza Swartz in Masonic Cemetery

Family 1: Eliza Jane Koch b. Oct 1829, d. 5 Nov 1883

Family 2: Susan Follmer Balliet b. bt 1837 - 1838, d. 25 Mar 1921


  1. [S904] Unknown compiler, "Family Tree", Ancestral File, Family search id: LZWQ-2FP.
  2. [S103] Unknown short newspaper title, 1904.
  3. [S104] Unknown short newspaper title, 1904.
  4. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address,, Memorial #20109565.