Louise M Pankonin

F, b. 29 December 1877, d. 2 October 1979
  • Note: One of Cottownwood County pioneers Mrs. August Nickel has lived in this county since 1890 when she came from Dodge Center in Mower County [sic Dodge Co?] when she was 12 years old. She migrated to this county from Germany when she was 2 years old with her parents Mr and Mrs Ludwig Pankonin. They came to Germantown Township and moved on the John Bauer place in section 32. There were 11 children in the Pankonin family, 4 boys and 7 girls. There are only 3 sisters alive now besides Mrs Nickel and they are Mrs. Helen Kierce 82 of Minneapolis, MN and Mrs. Amelia Pooch, 80, of Lamberton MN. Louise Pankonin married August Nickel on March 25, 1898 in her parents home in Cottonwood County, MN and then lived in Germantown until they moved to Springfield in 1935. Mr Nickel died 1955 just two days before they were to celebrate their 57 wedding. They had 6 children, two sons and 4 girls...Henry died in 1958. Ervin lives in Springfield and Lydia Essig died in 1921 in childbirth and Mrs Rinehart Werner and Mrs. Wm Dammon live in Redwood Falls, and Mrs Walter Kosell (Agnes) lives in Delton tnsp. Mrs. Nickels' father came to this country ahead of the fmaily and they followed after the machinery and livestock came by rail into Sanborn. There were no fences in this county when they came here and they could go by oxen all the way to Springfield without hindrance of a fence...They would make a trip to town to shop once a week and they would haul grain on the way so that there would be a payload both ways. All the children slept in one room over the rest of the house and the most comforable place was near the chimney for warmth. The 8 to 10 cows they had for milking were pastered in the open country and the children would be required to herd them and keep them safe from animals and to see that they didn't wander away. One of the biggest dangers was from prairie fires that often raged across the open range. One that was remembered started at Windom and burned almost to Lamberton before the wind switched and it burned back to the Red Rock Falls area.
    Mrs. Nickel was a lifelong member of the Red Rock Evangelical Methodist Church and still attends there regularly.1
  • Name Variation: Louise M Pankonin was also known as Lizzie.
  • Birth*: She was born on 29 December 1877 at Germany.2,3
  • Note*: Louise reports in 1889 when she was 12 the family moved to School District 35, Germantown Twn. They attended school and sat three to a desk. Children brought their lunches in pails and lunches were often pieces of bread and perhaps, syrup. Early families were very poor.

    FROM: Article on her 99th Birthday, part is clipped off
    ...grandchildren, 34 great...and 12 great great grand..w's that for satisfaction,"...said on the eve of her 99th......was born Dec. 29th in...lives at St. John Lutheran...and celebrating nearly a ...Tuesday. She is one of the oldest residents in the area.
    ...making such a fuss over me...me out with a corsage, made..story and sing some songs...she said.
    ...who came to this country by...was 2 years old, moved in to...Dec 3rd last year. She is... and a little hard of hearing...old woman still has a mind...memories. ..arrived in New York in 1879...Dodge Center, Minnesota by....f the boat, Mrs. Nickel...father took a job with the...a good job, she said...very good wages nearly a....turned 12, however, her...farm in the Red Rock area...d her family started to ply...m of her father's. ...ew years, she remembers...ed very little. The family..he said, but adjusted to the ..e to make soups out of all..we lived a plan life, so I ...stomed to fancy things. ...might call me just a plain....
    Shen bugs took the crops for two straight years, she said, making things even worse at the time.
    Louise, nee Pankonin, married August Nickel, a neighbor boy, when she was 20 and they farmed near Jeffers and raised a family. Following their retirement in Springfield, August died when he was 81, but their children are still living: Ervin Nickel and Selma Warner of Springfield, Ella Dauman of Redwood Falls, and Agnes Kosel of Jeffers.
    Christmas? Yes, she can remember Christmases when she was a child, being one of 11 in her family. Her father, when they went to the nearest city in those days--Sanborn, would go down to the Cottonwood River basin and chop down an elm tree, which the family would decorate with cookies, cakes, popcorn and peanuts after they had wrapped the branches in paper. They wouldn't sing "Oh Tananbaum", but it was a Christmas tree nevertheless.
    There were never any toys, but mom and grandma kept the needles flying all the time, Mrs. Nickel said, knitting socks, scarves and clothes for Christmas gifts.
    Grandma, who lived with the family, would teach the children a small prayer that they would practice for Christmas, a prayer to be recited before Santa Claus when he came Christmas Eve night.
    Then Santa would come through the door (her father in disguise) and the children would look towards heaven and repeat a Christmas benediction in the native German tongue, handing out gifts.
    That was an old-fashioned Christmas indeed. Now Louise is looking for her "home over yonder" satisfied with a long life, full of the earth and lasting memories....turning the ground in pioneering America...She's one of the oldest people in these parts now. in 1889.4
  • Marriage*: She married August Wilhelm Nickel on 28 March 1898 at Sanborn, Redwood County, MN, USAG.2
  • Occupation*: A housewife in October 1979.3
  • CauseDeath: Noted as arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, 5 years.3
  • Death*: Louise M Pankonin died on 2 October 1979 at Springfield, Brown County, MN, USAG, at age 101.2,3
  • Burial*: She was buried on 4 October 1979 at Germantown Twp, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.5,6
    Louise Nickel gravestone, Red Rock Cemetery
  • Obituary: In memory of: Louise Nickel
    Who was born: December 29, 1877 Germany And died: October 2, 1979 Springfield Minnesota at the age of 101 years Funeral Services held: Thursday October 4, 1979 11 am Red Rock United Methodist Church, Sanborn Minnesota The Clergy Persons: The Reverend Ray DeVogel, The Reverend Susan Harrington DeVogel The Organist: Mrs. Janis Nickel
    The vocalists: Mrs. Alice Kansanback, Mrs. Maxine Pankonin
    The casket bearers: Alvin Essig, Roger Grth, Gerald Karow, Robert Kosel, Bernett Nickel, LaMoine Nickel
    The interment in Red Rock Cemetery
    Services by Hoyt Sturm Funeral Home.5
  • ObituaryText: Louise Nickel, who lived most of her life in the Jeffers area died Oct. 2 at the age of 101. She passed away at St. John's Lutheran Home in Springfield where she was a resident. Funeral services were held Thursday at the Red Rock United Methodist Church in rural Sanborn with Revs. Susan and Ray DeVogel officiating. Burial was at the Red Rock Cemetery in rural Sanborn. The Hoyt-Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield was in charge of the arrangements. Louise Nickel was born Dec. 29, 1877 in Germany, the daughter of Ludwig and Bertha Pankonin. She married August Nickel on March 28, 1898 at the Red Rock Methodist Church. The couple spent their married life farming in the Jeffers area. He passed away in 1955. She was preceded in death by two children, Lydia and Henry, four brothers, six sisters, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Those who survive include three daughters, Mrs. Ella Dammann of Redwood Falls; Mrs. Selma Werner of Springfield and Mrs. Agnes Kosel of Jeffers; one son, Ervin Nickel of Springfield; 14 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren.2
  • ObituaryText: Louise Nickel, who lived most of her life in the Jeffers area, died Oct. 2 at the age of 101. She passed away at St. John's Lutheran Home in Springfield where she was a resident.
    Funeral services were held Thursday at the Red Rock United methodist church in rural Sanborn with Rev. Susan and Ray DeVogel officiating.
    Burial was at the Red Rock Cemetery in rural Sanborn.
    The Hoyt Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield was in charge of arrangements.
    Louise Nickel was born Dec 29, 1877 in Germany the daughter of Ludwig and Bertha Pankonin. She married August Nickel on March 28, 1898 at the Red Rock Methodist church. The couple spent their married life farming in the Jeffers area. He passed away in 1955.
    She was preceded in death by two children, Lydia and Henry, four brothers, six sisters, two grandchildren and one great grandchild.
    Those who survive include three daughters, Mrs. Ella Dammann of Redwood Falls, mrs. Selma Werner of Springfield and Mrs Agnes Kosel of Jeffers, one son, Ervin Nickel of Springfield, 14 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren.7

Family: August Wilhelm Nickel b. 18 May 1873, d. 24 Mar 1955

Citations

  1. [S167] Unknown, Typed copy at CCHS. Uknown who wrote it or where it was found.
  2. [S160] Cottonwood County Citizen, 10 Oct 1979.
  3. [S336] Louise Nickel, Certificate of Death.
  4. [S155] Unknown agency, Centennial history of Cottonwood County, p.172.
  5. [S199] Obituary flyer, 4 Oct 1979.
  6. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 57447127.
  7. [S200] Cottonwood County Citizen, 10 Oct 1979.

Helena M Pankonin

F, b. 6 October 1884, d. 3 August 1978

Citations

  1. [S469] Gustaf Pankonin household, 1900 U.S.Federal Census, Cottonwood County, Minnesota.
  2. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, memorial #28103520.

Amelia Joanne Pankonin

F, b. 17 November 1887, d. 11 August 1971
  • Birth*: Amelia Joanne Pankonin was born on 17 November 1887 at Dodge Center, Dodge County, MN, USAG.
  • Marriage*: She married William Fredrich Pooch on 21 September 1906 at Lamberton, Redwood County, MN, USAG.
  • Medical*: Known medical issues:; arthritis, gout, glaucoma (near blind.)1
  • Occupation*: Housewife in 1971.1
  • CauseDeath: Noted as Cerebral vascual accident (2 days) due to arteriosclerotic heart disease (years) with decompensation (2 weeks.)1
  • Death*: Amelia Joanne Pankonin died on 11 August 1971 at Redwood Falls, Redwood County, MN, USAG, at age 83.1
  • Burial*: She was buried after 11 August 1971 at Lamberton, Redwood County, MN, USA.1
  • ObituaryText: Mrs. Amelia Pooch passed away Wednesday morning, August 11, 1971, at the Redwood Falls hospital where she had been a patient the previous six weeks. She had been in failing health the past five years. Last rites were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from Church of Christ in Lamberton, with Rev. Homer Dobson officiating. Robert Krinke was the soloist and Miss Debra Krinke, the organist. Pallbearers were Gregg Polk, Robert Polk, Dale Hoehne, and Vernon, Rogert and Allen Pooch. Interment was in the Lamberton Cemetery. Amelia Joanne was born November 17, 1887 at Dodge Center, Minnesota, to Ludwig and Bertha Pankonin. She married William Pooch September 21, 1906 at Red Rock E.U.B. Church. They farmed at rural Lamberton, Cottonwood County, until 1949 when she moved to Lamberton. Mr. Pooch passed away January 4, 1948. Three sons and four daughters survive: Delmar Pooch, Farwell, Minn; Mrs. Milton (Mabel) Hoehne, Lamberton; Larry Pooch, Lamberton; Mrs. Donald (Alice) Krinke, Mankato; Mrs. Lloyd (Gladys) Leopold, Bingham Lake; George Pooch, Lamberton; and Mrs. Floyd (Jean) Halter, Redwood Falls. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Helen Kierce, Minneapolis, and Mrs. Louise Nickel, Jeffers. Twenty six grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, four brothers and four sisters. She was a member of Church of Christ Ladies Aid. after 11 August 1971 at Redwood Falls, Redwood County, MN, USAG.2

Family: William Fredrich Pooch b. 24 Jan 1885, d. 4 Jan 1948

Citations

  1. [S682] Amelia Pooch, Death Certificate.
  2. [S172] Unknown short newspaper title, aft 11 Aug 1971.

Hannah Freda Pankonin

F, b. 19 August 1893, d. 30 January 1962
  • Note: The Foth farm was south of Jeffers and I remember Hannah Foth was burned quite badly from scalding hot fat while rendering lard after butchering a pig.1
  • Note*: Obituary article in Pankonin file.
  • Birth*: Hannah Freda Pankonin was born on 19 August 1893 at Germantown, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.2,3
  • (Witness) Census: She appeared on the census of 6 June 1900 in the household of Bertha Mathilde Howe and Ludwig Erdmann Pankonin at Germantown Twn, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.4
  • Marriage*: Hannah Freda Pankonin married Isaac W. Foth on 27 September 1911.
  • Occupation*: Housewife in 1962.3
  • CauseDeath: Noted as bronchipneumonia, 5 days, due to cerebral hemorrhage, 8 days.3
  • Death*: Hannah Freda Pankonin died on 30 January 1962 at Windom, Cottonwood County, MN, USA, at age 68.3
  • ObituaryText: Funeral services for Mrs. Hannah Foth were held at the Evangelical Free church here at 2 pm Friday. The Rev. Donald Mars officiated. Mrs. Earl Nelson was organist...presented by a mixed quartet composed ot Alfred Ratzloff, Edwin Tews, Mrs. Alfred Ratzloff and Mrs. Edwin Tews. Pallbearers were Ervin Missling, Clarence Ewert, Larry Pooch, George Pankonin, Stanley Foth and Luverne Pankonin. Serving as ushers were Dave Dick and Milford Holt. Interment was in Voth cemetery. Mrs. Hannah Foth was the daughter of Ludwig and Bertha Pankonin. She was born Aug.19, 1893 in Germantown township, Cottonwood county. At an early age she was baptized and later confirmed in her faith. She attended grade schools in Germantown township. On Sept. 27, 1911 she was united in marriage to Isaac W. Foth, the marriage being performed at the ? church. The Foth marriage was blessed with seven children. Since their marriage the Foths have lived on farms in Carson, Storden and Dale townships and in 1947 they retired to make their home at Windom which has since been the family home. Mr and Mrs Foth had the privilege of celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 27, 1961. Mrs. Foth had experienced much sickness in her life but had been in quite good health until a week ao when she suffered a stroke at her home. She was taken to the Windom hospital for care but became weaker and early Tuesday morning Jan. 30, 1962, passed quietly away. At the time of her death she was 68 years, 5 month and 1 days of age. Mrs. Foth leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Isaac Foth of Windom; two daughters and four sons, William of Windom; Reuben of Alexandria; Linda of Windom; Walter of Fairmont; Mabel (Mrs. Clarence Hiebert) of Minneapolis and Alfred of Windom. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. She also leaves three sisters and two brothers: Louise Nickel of Jeffers; Helen (Mrs. Fred Kierce) Minneapolis; Amelia (Mrs. William Pooch) Lamberton; Emil Pankonin of Jeffers and Mrs. Fred Pankonin of Minneapolis. Mrs. Foth was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers and one son, Harry, in 1940 and one daughter, Luella (Mrs. Fred Dhabolt) in 1948.
  • Burial*: She was buried on 2 February 1962 at Carson Twn, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.3,5
    Hannah Foth gravestone, Voth Cemetery. Photo courtesy of MarillaW

Family: Isaac W. Foth b. 3 May 1889, d. 19 Mar 1962

Citations

  1. [S159] Letter, Arlene Orloske to Susan Hansen, 6 Apr 2008.
  2. [S424] Gary and Arthur L. Finnell Richter, Sanborn Centennial History, p. 199.
  3. [S601] Hannah Foth, Certificate of Death.
  4. [S469] Gustaf Pankonin household, 1900 U.S.Federal Census, Cottonwood County, Minnesota.
  5. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial # 58759669.

Mable Viola Gode

F, b. 25 January 1907, d. 19 April 1998

Mable Pankonin about 1996
  • Note*: As told to her grandchildren
    1990
    One of Mabel's favorite stories: When she was quite young, she was babysitting
    her younger brother Bud when a man came to the door. He was a previous hired
    hand known to be rough and mean. Mabel grabbed Bud and ran through the field
    to a neighbor's. The neighbor returned with the kids to find the man sitting on
    the front steps of the Gode house. He arose and said "I just wanted to come
    tell Albert that I have got religion and it's changed my life". He stayed with
    the Gode's for several days and the change in his life was quite evident.
    Albert made quite a fuss that Mabel was so scared.

    From: handwritten note in wedding book - 1952
    Sun. June 15th Open House. It was a very warm day. The Harmony Honies sang surrounded by crowd on stairway and porch outside. Rec'd $129.00 Gave $9.75 towards choir lamp. Gave $5 to Billy Graham. Gave $5 to Back to the Bible broadcast. Bought some silverware. On June 18th evening B. Matzkes came over and I had to put wash away as I had clothes all over kitchen having washed that day. We were out in garden, and a group of friends drove up with filled baskets. Program: song by Mary Jane and Donald. Reading Mrs. Cotherman, Reading Lue Eucken, Reading Irad Illsley.
  • Birth*: Mable Viola Gode was born on 25 January 1907 at Highwater Township, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.1
    Mabel Gode
  • Marriage*: She married Elmer Benjamin Pankonin on 18 June 1927 at Windom, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.2
    Elmer Pankonin and Mabel Gode Wedding
  • Marriage*: Mable Viola Gode married Nels Swenson on 26 December 1981 at Windom, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.
    Nels Swenson and Mable Pankonin wedding, 1981
  • Misc*: Mable Viola Gode was (an unknown value) in 1992.
    Mable Swenson, 1992
  • Medical*: Known medical issues:; probably had Alzheimer's; heart disease in her 80's.
  • CauseDeath: Noted as cerebrovascular disease, 2-3 yrs. Congestive heart failure, 5+ yrs.3
  • Death*: She died on 19 April 1998 at Fergus Falls, OtterTail County, MN, USAG, at age 91.3
  • ObituaryText: Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 23, 1998 at the American Lutheran Church in Windom, Minnesota with the Rev. Stephen Norby and the Rev. Gregory Hall officiating. Special music will be provided by organist Carol Vught, vocalist James Gode, and accompanist Janis Nickel. Casket bearers will be Scott Swartz, Lewis Swartz, Steven Hansen, Merle Dericksen, Kenneth Senst, and Wayne Pankonin. Burial will be in the Memory Gardesn Cemetery in Windom, Minnesota. Mable V. Swenson was born on January 25, 1907 in Germantown Township of Cottonwood County. Minnesota. Her parents were the late Albert and Hulda (KIssner) Gode. On June 18, 1927 Mable was united in marriage to Elmer Pankonin at the Germantown Evanglical United Brethren Church. Mable and Elmer farmed near Sanborn until 1935 when they moved to Jeffers where Elmer managed the Farmer's Cooperative Oil Assocation. They became the parents of one son and one daughter. After retirement in 1969 they moved into Windom. Mr. Pankonin died on February 14, 1979. Following Elmer's death, Mable lived in Jeffers until she met Nels. C Swenson and they were married on December 26, 1981. Following their marriage they lived in Windom and were able to enjoy many good years together with the families and frirends. Nels died on September 22, 1993. Over her many years, Mable was active in the various churches she had attended. She grew up in the Germantown Evangelical United Brethren Church, bnecame a member of the Red Rock Evangelical Church, Jeffers United Methodist Church, and the American Lutheran Church of Windom. She especially enjoyed her many friends and stated many times how important they were to her. She was a kind mother and grandmother and made a good home for her family. Mable moved to the Pionner Community Retirement Center in Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 17, 1994 and resided there until her death on Sunday, april 19, 1998 at the age of 91 years, 2 months and 24 days. May her memory be blessed. Besides her parents and her husbands, she was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Pankonin, and a brother Arnold Gode. Mable is survived by: daughter Delrose (Mrs Stanley) Swartz of Fergus Falls; granddaughter Susan (Mrs Steve) Hansen of Rochester, Minnesota; great grandsons Caleb Hansen and Lucas Hansen, both of Rochester; grandsons Lewis Lynn Swartz of Fergus Falls and Scott (and wife Leslie) Swartz of Underwood, Minnesota; son Donald (and wife Diane) Pankonin of Palm Harbor, Florida; granddaughter Annie Pankonin of Boston, Massachusetts; step-daughters LaVonne Swenson of Windom, and Gayle (Mrs Merle)Dericksen of Windom; step-granddaughter Alyssa Dericksen of Windom; sister LeOra (Mrs Richard) Batson of Macungie, Pennsylvania; and three brothers, Ellsworth (and wife Carol) of Lamberton, Melvin (and wife Thelma) Gode of Sun City, Arizona, and Delbert (and wife Arlene) Gode of Burnsville. Arrangments were with the Anderson-Schmidt Funeral Home in Windom, Minnesota.4
  • Burial*: She was buried on 23 April 1998 at Windom, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.3,5
    Mabel and Elmer Pankoning gravestone, Resthaven Memorial Garden.

Family 1: Elmer Benjamin Pankonin b. 20 Jan 1906, d. 14 Feb 1979

Family 2: Nels Swenson b. 1908, d. 22 Sep 1993

Citations

  1. [S433] Mable Gode, Birth registration MN 1907-05173 (unknown file date.)
  2. [S164] Elmer Pankonin and Mabel Gode photo, 1927, Susan Hansen's files.
  3. [S183] Gode Mable, Certificate of Death.
  4. [S505] Storden Jeffers Times Review, 23 Apr 1998.
  5. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 57310110.

August Wilhelm Nickel

M, b. 18 May 1873, d. 24 March 1955

August and Fred Nickel, 1916
  • Note*: August W. Nickel, a progressive farmer of Germantown township Cottonwood county, and owner of a fine farm of four hundred acres which he has developed in excellent shape, is a native of Germany, but has lived in Minnesota since he was six years old. He was born on May 18, 1873, son of Wilhelm and Emma (Luck) Nickel, natives of that country, who came to Minnesota in 1879 and settled on a homestead tract of eighty acres in Germantown township, Cottonwood county. Wilhelm Nickel started his farming operations in the new country with one ox and one cow, but quickly began to prosper and he gradually added to his tract until he was the owner of a fine farm of three hundred and twenty acres. There he made his home until 1904, when he and his wife moved to Lamberton, where they lived until 1910, in which year they moved to Jeffers, where they are now living. Wilhelm Nickel is a Republican and he and his wife are members of the Evangelical chuch in the faith of which their children were reared. There were seven of these children, of whom August W. was the second in order of birth, the others being Minnie, Emma, W.C., Amelia, Lena and Fred.
    August W. Nickel was six years of age when his parents came to Minnesota from Geramny and he grew to manhood on the homestead farm in Germantown township, receiving his schooling in the public schools in that township. He early began farming on his own account and in 1894, when twenty-one years of age, bought the farm on which he is now living. Four years later he married and established his home there. When he bought the place it was an unimproved prairie tract and he has improved and brought the same to a high state of cultivation. Mr. Nickel is the owner of four hundred acres and has long been regarded as one of the most substantial farmers in that section of the county. In addition to his general farming, he has given considerable attention to the raising of live stock, paying particular attention to the breeding of Shorthorns.
    In 1898 August W. Nickel was united in marriage to Louise Pankonin, daughter of Louise Pankonin, and to this union six children have been born, Lydia, Henry, Ella, Selma, Ervin and Agnes. mr and Mrs Nickel are ernest members of the Evangelical church and are active workers in the same, Mr. Nickel having held at one time and another practically every office in the local church organization, at present serving as superintendent of the Sunday school. They also take a warm interest in other community good works and have been helpful in promoting various movements for the betterment of conditions in the neighborhood in which they live.1
  • Misc: August Wilhelm Nickel was The August Nickel family was quite musical, son Ervin led the Red Rock church Mens Chorus many years when they sang not only in church, but in community affairs as well. Agnes Kosel STILL plays piano at that church at age 93. Agnes's sister, Selma Werner will celebrate her 100th birthday this week Tuesday at the nursing home in Springfield.2
  • Birth*: He was born on 18 May 1873 at Germany.3
  • Immigration*: He immigrated on 16 April 1879.4
  • Occupation*: A retired farmer.3
  • Marriage*: He married Louise M Pankonin on 28 March 1898 at Sanborn, Redwood County, MN, USAG.5
  • Occupation: On the Board of Directors in 1911 at Sanborn, Redwood County, MN, USAG.6
  • Misc*: August Wilhelm Nickel was From farm census: Acres barley 7, corn 50, fruit 1/4, hay 25, oats 75, potatoes 1/4, rye 14, spelts 9, wheat 30. Hogs 74, horses 9, milch cows 7, other cattle 21, poultry 100. on 24 May 1918.
  • MilitaryService*: Draft registration card on 12 September 1918.7
  • Description*: He was described as height-medium, build-medium, color of eyes-grey, color of hair-slightly gray on 12 September 1918.
  • Residence*: He lived on 12 September 1918 at Sanborn, Redwood County, MN, USA.7
  • Nickname: As of 12 September 1918, August Wilhelm Nickel also went by the name of .
  • Occupation: Farmer on 12 September 1918.
  • Medical*: Known medical issues:; Beginning gangrene of toes. Had minor coronary thrombosis on 2-20-55.3
  • CauseDeath: Noted as coronary thrombosis, 1 hr. due to generalized artersclerosis, 5 years.3
  • Death*: He died on 24 March 1955 at Springfield, Brown County, MN, USAG, at age 81.3
  • Burial*: He was buried on 26 March 1955 at Germantown Twp, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.3,8
    August Nickel gravestone, Red Rock Cemetery
  • ObituaryText: Funeral services for August W. Nickel, 81, were held Saturday, March 26, at 1 p.m. at the home and at 1:30 pm at the Evangelical United Brethren church here. The Rev. E.H. Pfeifer officiated, assisted by Rev. Albert Nauman and Rev. Herbert Cook, former pastors here. Burial was in the Red Rock cemetery, south of Sanborn. Pallbearers were grandsons of the deceased, Alvin Essig, Gerald Karow, Bernett Nickel, Lamoine Nickel, Roger Gerth and Robert Kosel. Music was furnished by Mrs. Russell Schultz and Mrs. E.H. Pfeifer, accompanied by Mrs. Thorvald Ostlie. August William Nicke, son of William and Wilhelmina Nickel was born May 18, 1873 in Germany and came to the United States with his parents when he was six years old. The family settled in the Red Rock area near Jeffers. He married Louise Pankonin on March 25, 1898 and they farmed near Jeffers until 19 years ago when they retired and moved to Springfield to live. August Nickel was a member of the board of directors of the Famer's Co-op Elevator of Jeffers, treasurer of the public school and a township officer. He was a member of the Red Rock Evangelical U B church while living at Jeffers and later of the Springfield Evangelical U B church. He served as a class leader, a church custodian, a Sunday School teacher, a Church trustee, a Steward in the church and a number of times he was sent to the annual conference as a delegate. Mr. Nickel took great pride in beautifying the country. He purchased many farms, sought to improve the condition of the soil, built many new buildings and had a great interest in good cattle and machinery. Surviving are his wife, Louise, two sons, Henry and Ervin Nickel of rural Sanborn, and three daughters, Mrs. Ella Karow of rural Sanborn; Mrs. Reinhart Werner (Zelma) of rural Springfield, and mrs. Walter Kosel (Agnes) of rural Jeffers. There are 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Will and Fred Nickel of Jeffers and three sisters, Mrs. Louis Block of Calif. Mrs. Emma Karow of Springfield, and Mrs. Gust Pankonin of Jeffers. Preceeding him in death were his parents, a daughter, Mrs. Walter Essig (Lydia), one brother who died in Geramny at the age of seven and one sister, Mrs. John Proedell of Renville. Mr. and Mrs. August Nickel had celebrated their 35th, 50th and 55th wedding anniversaries and Nr. Nickel died one day before their 57th anniversary.9

Family: Louise M Pankonin b. 29 Dec 1877, d. 2 Oct 1979

Citations

  1. [S18] John A. Brown, History of Cottonwood and Watonwan Counties.
  2. [S159] Letter, Arlene Orloske to Susan Hansen, 6 Apr 2008.
  3. [S337] Nickel August W, Certificate of Death.
  4. [S327] SS Herder, online http://www.immigrantships.net/1800/herder790416.html
  5. [S160] Cottonwood County Citizen, 10 Oct 1979.
  6. [S424] Gary and Arthur L. Finnell Richter, Sanborn Centennial History, p. 49.
  7. [S953] Registration card, Registration card.
  8. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 57447124.
  9. [S788] Springfield Advance News, 31 Mar 1955, p. 15.

Frederick Edward Juhnke

M, b. 6 October 1871, d. 9 February 1955

Fred and Dorothea Juhnke 50th Anniversary

Family: Dorothea Louise Adeline Gode b. 3 Mar 1877, d. 25 Dec 1960

Citations

  1. [S730] Frederick Juhnke, Certificate of Death.

Minnie Augusta Nickel

F, b. 10 December 1867, d. 27 March 1962

Louis Block Family. Minnie (seated), Standing back - Amanda, Herman, Alvena. From Minnie, Lydia, Louis (seated)
  • Birth*: Minnie Augusta Nickel was born on 10 December 1867 at Germany.1
    Minnie honored on her 90th birthday.
  • Immigration*: She immigrated circa 1879; came to america.2
  • Marriage*: She married Louis Herman Block circa 1884.
  • Death*: Minnie Augusta Nickel died on 27 March 1962 at Orange County, CA, USA, at age 94.1

Family: Louis Herman Block b. 16 Feb 1860, d. 18 Mar 1934

William Carl Nickel

M, b. 29 March 1882, d. 17 January 1959

William Nickel
  • MilitaryService*: Never in the military.1
  • Baptism: William Carl Nickel was baptized circa 1882.2
  • Birth*: He was born on 29 March 1882 at Cottonwood County, MN, USA.1,2,3
  • Religion*: He was Experienced conversion, joined the Evangelical United Brethren Church, of which he as a faithful and active member at the time of his death.2
  • Marriage*: He married Ida Franziska Wilhemine Radach on 9 March 1905 at Sanborn, Redwood County, MN, USAG.2,4
  • Occupation*: Farmer in 1959.1
  • CauseDeath: Noted as cerebral apoplexy, 3 weeks.1
  • Death*: William Carl Nickel died on 17 January 1959 at Springfield, Brown County, MN, USAG, at age 76.1
  • ObituaryText: William Carl Nickel, son of William and Wilhelmine Nickel (nee Lueck) was born in Minnesota, Cottonwood County, Germantown Township, on March 29, 1882. Mr. Nickel departed from this life at the Springfield Community Hospital on Sunday, January 18, 1959 - at 7:20 p.m. after a three week illness due to a stroke. He had reached the age of 76 years, 9 months, and 19 days at the time of his death. Wm. C. Nickel received Holy Baptism in his infancy, was instructed in the teachings of the Holy Bible, experienced conversion at the age of 15 years, joined the Evangelical United Brethern Church, of which he was a faithful and active member at the time of death. He had been a member of this church for 61 years. William was united in Holy Marriage on march 9, 1905 to Ida Frances Radach, daughter of Ferdinand & Marie Radach (nee Marie Winter). The wedding ceremony was performed by Rev. Schultz in the Sanborn Lutheran Church. This union was blessed with five children - Three daughters and two sons: - Alma, Arnold, Marvin, Mabel and Elnora. Fifty years later, on March 9, 1955, Mr. & Mrs. W.C. Nickel celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at the Red Rock Evangelical church. Mr. Nickel was a progressive pioneer farmer in the Jeffers Community; retiring in Jeffers in the year of 1942. He was also active in serving official capacities in the Community and also in his church. He was a well informed Bible student, using his Bible knowledge as a Sunday School Teacher for many years. The departed will also be rememberd as a good sportsman in his hobby of fishing. He was loving husband and Father, a good provider, a kind Relative, Neighbor & Friends. He was preceded in death by: - his parents; one sister - Lena, Mrs. John Prodoehl of Renville; Two Brothers - a brother who passed away in Germany at 7 years of age, and brother August, who passes [sic] away on March 24, 1955. He leaves to mourn his passing: - His loving WIFE, Ida; Two sons - Arnold of Jeffers, and Marvin of Sanborn; Three daughters - Alma (Mrs. Orva Hoehne) of Sanborn, Mabel (Mrs. Arnold Gode) of Sanborn, and Elnora (Mrs. Melvin Gode) of Springfield. 17 grandchildren & two great grandchildren; One brother - Fred Nickel of Jeffers; Three sisters - Mrs. Amelia Pankonin of Jeffers, Mrs. Emma Karow of Springfield, and Minne (Mrs. Louie Block) of Santa Ana, California. Also many other Relatives and many Friends. His cheerful disposition, his hearty hand-shake, his thoughtfulness of others will be missed by all his acquaintances. May the sustaining mercy, Love and Grace of God abide with us who mourn his departure. Funeral Servies held: Wednesday, Jan. 21/59 - funeral Chapel at Jeffers at 1:15 p.m. Red Rock Evangelical U.B. Church- 2:00 p.m. Music:- Mrs. Walter Kosel, Pianist; (At the church) Men's chorus sang: - "Kneel at the Cross" "Looking This Way". Music at Chapel: Mixed Quartet sang: - "Jesus Saviour Pilot me" Pallbearers: - Elmer Pankonin, Lester Prodoehl, Ervin Nickel, Wallace Bierman, Wesley Leopold & Lawrence Crist. Interment was made at - The Evangelcial U.B. Cemetery, Red Rock. Officiating pastor- Rev. E.H. Pfeifer. Funeral Director-Jeffers Chapel Service, Klassie.2
  • Burial*: He was buried on 21 January 1959 at Germantown Twp, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.1,5
    William Carl Nickel gravestone, Red Rock Cemetery.
  • ObituaryText: William C. Nickel, 75, passed away Sunday a the community hospital in Springfield. He had been receiving care there for three weeks after having suffered a severe stroke. Mr. Nickel was born March 29, 1883 to Mr and Mrs. William Nickel in Germantown township. On March 9, 1905 he was married to Ida Radach. Following their marriage, they lived on the farm now occupied by the Marvin Nickel family. In 1943 they moved to Jeffers where they have since made their home. Four years ago Mr and Mrs Nickel celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The following children survive: Alma (Mrs Orva Hoehne), Arnold, Marvin and Mabel (Mrs. Arnold Gode) all of Jeffers, and Elnora (Mrs Melvin Gode) of Springfield. Other survivors include one brother Fred of Jeffers; three sisters, Mrs. Amelia Pankonin of Jeffers, Mrs. Emma Karow of Springfield and Mrs. Block of California. There are also 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Red Rock Evangelical United Brethren church with Rev. E.H. Pfeiffer officiating. A short service was held at the funeral home. The Klasse Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Red Rock cemetery.4

Family: Ida Franziska Wilhemine Radach b. 10 Jun 1886, d. 14 Nov 1975

Citations

  1. [S334] William Carl Nickel, Certificate of Death.
  2. [S423] Typed manuscript.
  3. [S424] Gary and Arthur L. Finnell Richter, Sanborn Centennial History, p. 197.
  4. [S545] Windom Reporter, 23 Jan 1959, unknown.
  5. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 57447187.

Lena Nickel

F, b. 21 October 1885, d. before 1927

Lena Nickel, 1916

Citations

  1. [S424] Gary and Arthur L. Finnell Richter, Sanborn Centennial History, p. 198.
  2. [S404] Jeffers Review, 10 Feb 1927, p.1.

Fred Edward Nickel

M, b. 7 February 1889, d. 15 May 1971
  • Note*: Fred was born in Germantown Twn February 1889, son of Wm & Wilhalmina Nickel.
    Married Jun 1910 Germantown, Ada Essig. 4 Sons-Wilfred, Kermit + 2 died in
    infancy. Ada died 1917.
    1918 Fred and boys moved to Amboy, 200 acres of NE Sec. 4. Married Hattie
    Seifert Blank. 1937 moved to eastern Jeffers, Amboy Sec. 20. Hattie died Nov.
    1967. Wilfrid married Mildred Senst. Kermit married Lilas Hoehne.1
  • Birth*: Fred Edward Nickel was born on 7 February 1889 at Germantown Twn, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.1,2,3
  • Marriage*: He married Ada E Essig on 14 June 1910 at Germantown Twn, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.
    Fred Nickel and Ada Essig on their wedding day
  • Description*: Fred Edward Nickel was described as Draft registration card is listed as medium build, medium height, blue eyes, brown hair on 5 June 1917.
  • Marriage*: He married Hattie E Blank 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.4
  • Occupation*: Farmer in 1971.2
  • Death*: Fred Edward Nickel died on 15 May 1971 at Jeffers, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG, at age 82.2
  • CauseDeath: Noted as acute coronary occlusion, minutes, as a consequence of coronary, sclerosis insufficiency 10-15 years.2
  • Burial*: He was buried on 18 May 1971 at Germantown Twp, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.2,5
    Fred Nickel gravestone, Red Rock Cemetery
  • ObituaryText: Fred E. Nickel, son of Wilhelmina dn Wilhelm Nickel was born February 7, 1889, in Germantown Township. He passed away at his him in Jeffers on May 15, 1971, at the age of 82 years, 3 months and 8 days. On June 14, 1910 he was married to Ada Essig. To this union 4 sons were born. Wilfred and Kermit and two passed away in infancy. His wife passed away on October 13, 1917. On Nov. 25, 1918 he married Hattie Seifert Blank. She passed away November 28, 1967. He lived in Germantown Township until 1918 when he moved to Amboy, on the place where Wilfred now lives. At that time, he was a member of the Rod Rock Church, in which he held several offices. In 1937 they moved to Jeffers where he lived when he passed away. In Jeffers he was a member of the United Methodist Church, and served as Sunday School Superintendent. He also held an office in the Farmers Creamery, Farmers Oil Co and Amboy Township. He enjoyed music, fishing and workd. He leaves to mourn his two sons, Wilfred of Sanborn, Kermit of Minneapolis, 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sons, wives and all his brothers and sisters.6

Family 1: Ada E Essig b. 1892, d. 13 Oct 1917

Family 2: Hattie E Blank b. 5 Aug 1888, d. 28 Nov 1967

Citations

  1. [S155] Unknown agency, Centennial history of Cottonwood County.
  2. [S333] Fred E Nickel, Certificate of Death.
  3. [S424] Gary and Arthur L. Finnell Richter, Sanborn Centennial History, p. 198.
  4. [S482] Jeffers Review, 5 December 1918, p.1.
  5. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 57447177.
  6. [S512] Cottonwood County Citizen, 25 May 1971, p. 9.

Herman Nickel

M, b. after 1889, d. before 1927
  • Birth*: Herman Nickel was born after 1889.
  • Death*: He died before 1927.

Emma Bertha Nickel

F, b. 5 December 1875, d. 25 July 1961

Emma Nickel
  • Birth*: Emma Bertha Nickel was born on 5 December 1875 at Germany.1,2,3
  • Immigration*: She immigrated circa 1878.
  • Marriage*: She married Henry G. Karow on 11 July 1893 at Red Rock, Brown County, MN, USA.4
  • Occupation*: Housewife in 1961.3
  • Residence*: Emma Bertha Nickel lived in 1961 at 422 W Central, Springfield, Brown County, MN, USAG.3
  • Death*: She died on 25 July 1961 at Springfield, Brown County, MN, USAG, at age 85.3
  • CauseDeath: Noted as Cardiac standstill due to myocardial degeneration and failure (5 years) due to old age and arteriosclerosis estimated 20 years.3
  • ObituaryText: Funeral services will be conducted this (Thursday) afternoon from the Evangelical United Brethren church for Mrs. Henry (Emma) Karow at two o'clock. Rev. E.H. Pfeifer will officiate. Burial will be in the Red Rock cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Block, Myron Mattison, Myrle Simon, Darrel Graff, Alan Graff, and Wilburt Karow. Emma Karow, 85, died Tuesday at the Tessien hospital. She had been in ill health several years. Emma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Nickel, was born Dec. 5, 1875, in Germany. She came to this country when she was four years old. She was married to Henry Karow July 11, 1893, after which they lived in Sundown township. Later they moved to the Red Rock area and in 1929 they moved to Springfield. Mrs. Karow was preceded in death by her husband and two children, Fred and Elsie. The following children survive: Mrs. Herman (Alma) Block, Harry Karow and Ben Karow, Springfield and Mrs. Romay (Edna) Graff of Sanborn. Also surviving are a brother, Fred Nickel, at Jeffers; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Block, at Orange Calif. and 13 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.5
  • Burial*: She was buried on 27 July 1961 at Germantown Twp, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.3,6
    Emma Karow gravestone, Red Rock Cemetery

Family: Henry G. Karow b. 14 Aug 1864, d. 3 Jun 1942

Citations

  1. [S335] Benjamin W Karow, Certificate of Death.
  2. [S343] Henry Karow, Certificate of Death.
  3. [S354] Emma Karow, Certificate of Death.
  4. [S410] Springfield Advance, 4 Jun 1942, p. 6.
  5. [S789] Springfield Advance News, 27 Jul, 1961, p. 4.
  6. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 57447146.

William August Kissner

M, b. 8 January 1887, d. 2 August 1967

William Kissner
  • Birth*: William August Kissner was born on 8 January 1887 at Claremont, Dodge County, MN, USA.1
  • (Witness) Marriage: He witnessed the marriage of Albert Alfred Reinhardt Gode and Hulda Louisa Kissner on 19 April 1905 at Sleepy Eye, Brown County, MN, USAG; On Wednesday, April 19th at the German Evangelical Church, by Rev. Otto Schultz, Albert Goede of Lamberton to Miss Hulda Kissner of Prairieville. The ceremony was performed at two o'clock, the large church being comfortably filled with friends and relatives of the two young people. The newly wedded couple were attended by Wm. Kissner, Clara Goede, Harry Griese and Elinor Kissner. At the conclusion of the ceremony the young couple was given a reception at the home of the bride's parents, three miles north of town. Over one hundred invited guests were present. Mr and Mrs Goede were recipients of many valuable and useful presents from their many friends. The groom is a son of Mr and Mrs John Goede of Lamberton and a young man of high character and standing where he resides. His bride is well and favorably known here as a young lady of many amiable qualities and her many friends in Sleepy Eye join in wishing her as well as her husband a most happy and prosperous life. Among the friends and relatives from other places who were present were: Mr and Mrs John Goede, parents of the groom, Mr and Mrs Wm Goede, Mrs John Werner, Mrs A Griese, Ed Goede, George, Otto and Emil Werner, Louis Kissner, Herman Juhlke, Laura, Gerth and Charles Oleman all of Lamberton; Fred Juhlke and wife of Morgan. The newly married couple will make their home on a farm near Lamberton.2,3
    Back row: William Kissner, Clara Gode Wagner, Harvey Griese, Ella Hermbring? Front row: Albert Gode, Hulda Kissner, 1905 wedding day.
    Albert and Hulda Gode wedding
  • Occupation*: Farmer in 1913.1
  • Marriage*: William August Kissner married Anne M Blank on 23 January 1913.1
  • Occupation: Farmer in 1917.
  • Description*: William August Kissner was described as draft registration card: medium height, medium build, eyes: dark brown, hair: black, bald: no on 5 June 1917.
  • Death*: He died on 2 August 1967 at Redwood County, MN, USA, at age 80; certid# 1967-MN-020555.

  • Burial*: He was buried after 2 August 1967 at Sleepy Eye, Brown County, MN, USA.4
    William A Kissner gravestone, Home Cemetery. Photo courtesy of CL Kissner (FAG member ##47611258)

Family: Anne M Blank b. 9 Jun 1891, d. 13 Aug 1966

Citations

  1. [S376] Mildred Kissner, Birth certificate DC 05358 (unknown file date.)
  2. [S94] Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch, 21 Apr 1905, 1.
  3. [S173] Albert Pankonin Photo, 19 Apr 1905, Susan Hansen's files.
  4. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, memorial #76755342.
  5. [S236] Unknown short newspaper title, aft 30 Jul 2002.

Ella Helen Kissner

F, b. 2 November 1888, d. 4 September 1971

Ella Kissner

Family: Fred Harmening Jr b. 20 Jan 1887, d. 9 Jun 1945

Citations

  1. [S500] Grace Walton, Schleif family, p. 77.
  2. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 87015325.

Herbert Frederick Kissner

M, b. 18 August 1891, d. 20 June 1946

Family: Anna Martha Augusta Klann b. 27 Jan 1896

Citations

  1. [S766] Carol Kissner, "Descendents of Augusta Gronke Kissner."
  2. [S411] Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch, 6 Aug 1931, p. 5.

Alfred Gustav Kissner

M, b. 17 October 1893, d. 25 November 1958

Alfred Kissner

Family: Josephine Schroeder b. 1890, d. 1990

Citations

  1. [S412] Albert and Josephine Kissner Cemetery Marker, unknown repository, unknown repository address, /<http://www.findagrave.com>/.
  2. [S500] Grace Walton, Schleif family, p. 77.
  3. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 30117569.

John Herman Kissner

M, b. 11 August 1895, d. 15 May 1973

Family: Elizabeth Kunze b. 16 Sep 1897, d. 20 Apr 1991

Citations

  1. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, memorial #76755344.

Louis Wesley Kissner

M, b. 12 September 1900, d. 2 December 1960

Family: Jane Philipson b. 2 Sep 1896, d. 25 Apr 1977

Citations

  1. [S500] Grace Walton, Schleif family, p. 77.
  2. [S534] Louis W Kissner, Certificate of Death.
  3. [S440] Louise Wesley Kissner, Birth Registration MN 1900-02311 (unknown file date.)
  4. [S617] MOMS.
  5. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial #120550882.

Verna Melinda Kissner

F, b. 12 October 1903, d. 3 April 1975

Verna and Harold Kissner

Family: Erwin Schutt d. 30 Dec 1968

Citations

  1. [S879] Verna Schutt, Certificate of Death.
  2. [S411] Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch, 6 Aug 1931, p. 5.
  3. [S766] Carol Kissner, "Descendents of Augusta Gronke Kissner."
  4. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial #90126158.

Harold Leonard Kissner

M, b. 5 July 1906, d. 30 May 1986
  • Birth*: Harold Leonard Kissner was born on 5 July 1906 at Sleepy Eye, Brown County, MN, USAG.1
    Verna and Harold Kissner
  • Marriage*: He married Zelda Christiana Rasmussen on 30 August 1933.
  • Death*: Harold Leonard Kissner died on 30 May 1986 at Sleepy Eye, Brown County, MN, USAG, at age 79.2
  • Burial*: He was buried after 30 May 1986 at Sleepy Eye, Brown County, MN, USA.3
    Harold Kissner gravestone, Home cemetery. Photo courtesy of CL Kissner (FAG member#47611258)
  • ObituaryText: Harold L. Kissner, 79, of rural Sleepy Eye, died Friday morning at Sleepy Eye Municipal Hospital. Services will be held at 1:30 pm Monday at Faith United Methodist Church, Sleepy Eye, with burial in Home Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Sunday, and continute Monday morning from 7:30 am until 12 noon at O'Hare-Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye, and at the church one hour prior to the service. He is survived by his wife, Zeldo; and a brother Milton of Morgan. He was preceded in death by brothers William, Aldred, Herbert, Louise and John and sisters, Hulda, Ella and Verna. He was born on July 5, 1906, in Sleepy Eye, to Herman and Amelia (Prosch) Kissner. He married Zelda Rasmussen on Aug. 30, 1933 in Sleepy Eye. He had been a resident of the Sleepy Eye area most of his life and had farmed in Prairieville Township since 2946. He had been a member of Faith United Methodist Church and a member of the former E.U.B.3

Family: Zelda Christiana Rasmussen b. 24 Mar 1908, d. 24 Aug 1993

Citations

  1. [S439] Harold Kissner, Birth registration MN DC - 05208 (unknown file date.)
  2. [S497] New Ulm Journal, 31 May 1986.
  3. [S497] New Ulm Journal, 31 May 1986, memorial #76755346.

Milton Edward Kissner

M, b. 28 September 1908, d. 15 April 1989
  • Note*: Had no children.1
  • Birth*: Milton Edward Kissner was born on 28 September 1908 at Prairieville Twp, Brown County, MN, USA.
  • Marriage*: He married Verna Eva Wellnitz on 28 June 1932 at Eden Township, Brown County, MN, USAG.2
  • Death*: Milton Edward Kissner died on 15 April 1989 at Sleepy Eye, Brown County, MN, USAG, at age 80.3
  • Burial*: He was buried after 15 April 1989 at Sleepy Eye, Brown County, MN, USAG.4
    Gravestone of Milton and Verna Kissner in Eden Zion Cemetery
  • ObituaryText: Milton E. Kissner, 80, of rural Morgan, died Saturday, April 15, 1989 at his home of natural causes. Services will be at 10:30 am Wednesday at St. John's Evangelical Luterhan church in Sleepy Eye, with bural in the Eden Zion Lutheran cemetery in Eden Township, Brown County. Vistation will be from 5-9 pm. today and from 7:30 - 8:30 am Wednesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye, and at the church for an hour before the service. He is survived by his wife, Verna of Eden Township, Brown County; a sister-in-law Wilma Wellnitz also of Eden Township; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers William, Herbert, Alfred, John, Louis and Harold; and sisters Hulda Gode, Ella Harmening, Verna Schutt, and infant sister Selma. He was born on Sept. 28, 1908 in Sleepy Eye to Herman and Amelia (Prosch) Kissner. He married Verna Wellnitz on June 28, 1932 at Immanuel Lutheran church in Eden Township, Brown county. They farmed all of their married life in Eden Township, Brown County. In 1968, they retired from active farming, but continued to live on the farm. He was a member of St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye.5

Family: Verna Eva Wellnitz b. 30 Jun 1908, d. 9 Apr 1997

Citations

  1. [S500] Grace Walton, Schleif family, p. 77.
  2. [S766] Carol Kissner, "Descendents of Augusta Gronke Kissner."
  3. [S771] Milton Kissner, Certificate of Death.
  4. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 42634596.
  5. [S498] New Ulm Journal, 18 Apr 1989.

Ludwig Kissner

M, b. 10 January 1817, d. 19 April 1887

Ludwig Kissner. Photo courtesy of CL Kissner.
Ludwig's sons: Herman, William, August, Fred
  • Note*: Came to America in 1861 in a small boat for 4 weeks. Settled in Wisconsin and worked for a farmer. Came to Minnesota and settled near Sleepy Eye in 1869. Bought land for $1.25 an acre. Hauled logs from the Minnesota River for timber


    "I have felt for quite a number of years that someone of our tribe should take it upon himslef to write a history of our family. It seems no one so far has taken up the task so have decided to try to do it myself. I must beg you not to be too critical as to dates and statements as many of the events I'll have to date according to the natural run of time.
    I am not able to go back as far as I'd like but about the year 1790 a baby boy was born a little Kissner over the ocean in Germany. I wish I knew more of him - his parents and environment, etc. He grew to maturity and was drafted into the army. During the time of his service a war developed between Germany and Austria. The war lasted seven years and is known to history as the Sieben Jahriger Krieg or seven Year's War. He must have been about 25 years of age when he was drafted and the sad part of it is that he was killed on the battlefield. He left a wife with two husky little Kissner boys. There might have been more but these two are the only ones that we really know about. My dad used to tell about a Robert Kissner that was a blacksmith and especially noted for the art of making good scythes. People for many miles came to his shop to buy them. In those days all crops and grasses were cut with a scythe so it mattered more than a little whether it was a good one or not. It was important that the scythe keep a sharp edge for a long time. I can't tell you where this Kissner belongs except that he was there.
    Now back to our widow with her two little husky Kissner boys. The elder one was born about 1815 and I'll give him the name of Carl. The second was born January 10, 1817 and was named Ludwig. (You will notice later that Ludwig got to be our Grand-dad.) As these boys grew up Carl married a girl named Augusta Gronke and was probably about 25 about [sic] time time. This couple had two boys, the first one, August , was born about 1830 and then Charlie about 1835. Then Carl, took sick and again left a young widow with two husky Kissner boys. We will imagine that after Augusta Gronke Kissner had mourned about so long she up and said to herself that something had to be done. The question was, "What?"
    Now there was Ludwig, a full brother of Carl's. So in time she married him. This must have been about 1839 or '40. She then go [sic] to be the mother of nine children in all. The first of Ludwig's children, Albertina, was born in 1842, then Frederick (my dad) was born in 1844. Willimina (Aunt Radetzke) was born about 1846. Then Uncle Bill, as we always called him, in 1849. Uncle Theodore was born in 1854 and died in September 26, 1901. Uncle Herman was born about 1858 and Aunt Agust in 1860.
    They were a wonderful family; physically strong and on the average very healthy; above the average. They had much talent but none of them got into the class of higher learning such as professors, doctors, preachers or attorneys. I imagine in their youth they were too restless to sit on a bench with their nose in a book. About every one of them got to be an agriculturalist, and they all made good. It's as fine an occupation as any one can choose so we have every reason to be proud of our ancestors.
    Now I shall try to describe each individual family. (note: see more detail under August and Charlie)...Now their mother was a widow as I've mentioned before. She later wed Ludwig Kissner, full brother to Carl. They must have been married in 1839 or '40. The rest of the family was raised by this union--four boys and three girls. Albertina, Mrs. William Weise, was born in Germany about 1842. She came to America with her parents. Her boy friend, whom she later married, arranged it so that he was on the same boat. The trouble with him was that he was more of a sport, given to booze and all that which goes with it. Although they raised quite a family, two girls and five boys, I only got to know two of the boys. I knew the 2 girls very well. The Weise family were raised at Owatona, Minnesota. As the two girls got old enough they left home and came to Sleepy Eye. They worked around town and both managed to marry well to do men and so had a very fine home at Owatona. This also was a fime family considering the environment in which they were raised. They had a fine mother....I must say that all my uncles and aunts were very fine appearing people. Now I've been on the fence whether I should try to describe them as to their religious life or not. There are chances that I'd have most of them all wrong. I can say that as a whole they were a God fearing people. But most of them did not get to be devout Christians until middle age or later in life. I've already mentioned how Uncle August and Uncle Charlie got to be devout churchmen or Christians and must say they surely lived it all the days of their lives. Seems religion is a personal matter. No one in the world can do it fore you. You have to decide for youself. Most outstanding to me was how Uncle Herman, in middle age or life, made such a change. When he first arrived from Owatonna he practiced the same way of life as he lived before. He really shoed the young people a jolly good time. He had built a new bar and every so often he'd arrange for a real social dance, with of course a keg of beer. He was a good accordian player so he could furnish the music. It got out of hand when some outsiders crowded in just to make trouble. They got into fights to the extent that they ran after each other iwth jack-knives. This was more than he really wanted but that was the life he lived. On the other side was the church the doctrine of true religion. Many times Uncle Herman would come over and he and Father would talk about religion. I was just getting old enough to kind of know what it was all about. As they were now at Sleepy Eye, Aunt Amelia wanted to go to her church at least once in a while. Uncle Herman was so opposed that he strictly forbid her. He'd just 'have none of that."
    There was a gang of men that would hang around town and the soloons until 10 or 11 o'clock and Uncle Herman would be one of them. There were revival meetings down at the little church and one evening he got the idea to go down there once and really see what those people had. Uncle Herman was naturally musical and their joyful singing thrilled his soul. Then the gospel was preached pure and simple and he could see nothing wrong with that. He got out of there but at least gave those people that much of a complement that he thought them probably right anyway. he got interested enough to go at other time. One evening I happened to be with him and after we had unhitched our team and were on our way to the church he stopped and said, "Louis, it seems there is no other way. If we want to be saved we have to get converted." That night he and I both went forward to the altar of the church and got to be seekers of righteousness. Scripture says "seek and ye shall find." It took months but at last we did find. My father had been under conviction for years but just would not give in. As Uncle Herman took the lead he came too and what different men they were after that! Uncle Herman got to be a class leader and a diligent student of scripture. It seems Romans, Chapter 8 was his favorite. (You look itup and see what it says). I do not know how many times Uncle Herman told me, how I am not afraid to die. I happened to be at his bedside just a few days before he left us and what he had told me so many times held true to the end....Grandfather Kissner never had the Christian experience that most of his boys had. My father and Uncle Bill were called to Owatonna as Grandfather lay on his death bed. I remember father saying that grandfather was very uneasy and did not feel ready. He tried to console himself that all times he had tried to be honest. We will not judge Grandfather who was born January 10, 1817 and died april 19, 1887. He was buried at Owatonna just 70 years old. Grandmother outlived the two men that she had married by quite a few years. The last years of her life were spent with Uncle Herman and the very last at her daughter's Mrs. Wilimina Radetzke. She reached the age of 79 years, and now is at rest in Echo cemetary. My father and Uncle Herman often spoke about moving one of them so as to have together but this was never done. At the time of this writing, 1950, all of the Carl and Ludwig Kissner family have been, but are no more. We of the second, third, and even the fourth generations are starting to come up. We have every reason to be proud to have had ancestors as they were. We will call this the end.1
  • Birth*: Ludwig Kissner was born on 10 January 1817 at Prussia.2
  • Marriage*: He married Augusta Gronke in 1839.1
    Augusta and Ludwig Kissner
  • Residence*: Ludwig Kissner lived after 1862; They initially settled in the farming community around Milwaukee WI, eventually moving to Rice County, MN near Owatonna. Most of his children moved to the Sleepy Eye MN area. After Ludwig's death Augusta lived with children at Sleepy Eye and Echo MN.
  • Immigration*: He immigrated on 19 July 1862 to NY, USA; Lists Ludwig, age 45,Justine, age 45, Freiderich, age 18, Wilhelm age 10, Albertine age 20, Wilhelmina age 15, Theodor age 7, Hermann age 7, Augusta age 2. Departure from Posner. Destination Wisconsin.

    from Bremen, Germany aboard the ship Republik.3,4
  • Immigration*: He and Augusta Gronke immigrated on 19 July 1862; emigrated to Wisconsin via New York, July 1862 from Ratschin, Prussia (now Raczyn, Poland) on the ship Republik which sailed from Bremen, Germany.5,2
  • Census*: Ludwig Kissner appeared on the census of 1885 at Merton, Steele County, MN, USAG; Lists "Lewis" age 68 born Prussia, Augusta G. age 69 born Prussia, Ha? G. age 28 born Prussia, Amelia M. age 21 born Wis., Mai??i age 0 born Minn.6
  • Residence*: He and Augusta Gronke lived on 1 May 1885 at Steele County, MN, USA.2
  • Burial*: Ludwig Kissner was buried after 10 April 1887 at Owatonna, Steele County, MN, USAG; Death date given as 10 Apr 1887. comments: stone broken in death date. Section 738 D.7
    Ludwig Kissner gravestone, Forest Hill Cemetery. Photo couresty of CL Kissner.
  • CauseDeath: Noted as dropsy of the heart.8,9
  • Death*: He died on 19 April 1887 at Owatonna, Steele County, MN, USAG, at age 70.2
  • ObituaryText: Last Tuesday night at 12 o'clock Mr. Louis Kissner of Rice Lake, died of dropsy of the heart, aged 70 years, 3 months and 1 day. The funeral will take place from the house Friday about noon. Rev. F.W. Klein of Owatonna will conduct the services. The remains will be interred in Forest Hill Cemetery. Mr. Kissner was a good citizen and was very highly respected by all who knew him. -.2,9

Family: Augusta Gronke b. 15 Feb 1816, d. 10 May 1905

Citations

  1. [S201] Louis Kissner, History of the Kissner family.
  2. [S766] Carol Kissner, "Descendents of Augusta Gronke Kissner."
  3. [S256] Kissner, Republic unknown record type, 19 Jul 1862.
  4. [S623] Carol Kissner, Raczn, Poland.
  5. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial #76878325.
  6. [S257] 1885 MN State Census. Steele County, Merton.
  7. [S255] John Dalby, Ludwig Kissner gravestone.
  8. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, memorial #76726346.
  9. [S882] People's Press, 22 Apr 1887.

Augusta Gronke1

F, b. 15 February 1816, d. 10 May 1905

Augusta Kissner. Photo courtesy of CL Kissner (FAG member#47611258)

Family 1: Carl Kissner b. c 1815, d. c 1837

Family 2: Ludwig Kissner b. 10 Jan 1817, d. 19 Apr 1887

Citations

  1. [S542] Augusta Kissner, Certificate of Death.
  2. [S201] Louis Kissner, History of the Kissner family.
  3. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial #76878325.
  4. [S766] Carol Kissner, "Descendents of Augusta Gronke Kissner."

Daniel Coon Richmond

M, b. 13 August 1807, d. 29 February 1872

Daniel Coon Richmond
Daniel Richmond family (front (l->r) Louise, Jane, Lavina, Em (back) Ellie, Laverne, Carrie, George, Daniel, Fremont
  • Birth*: Daniel Coon Richmond was born on 13 August 1807 at DeRuyter, Madison County, NY, USA.1
  • Religion*: He was embraced religion in his 17th year, and joined the Seventh-day Baptist Church at DeRuyter, N. Y. On moving West, in 1854, he united with the church at Christiana, Wisconsin, and later, making a permanent home at Coloma, he joined the church at that place, and remained a faithful member while the church maintained its organization.1
  • Marriage*: He married Aurilla Seamon on 17 October 1833.
  • Census*: Daniel Coon Richmond appeared on the census of 4 June 1860 at Coloma, Waushara County, WI, USA; Age 52, farmer, value of real estate, 1800, value of personal estate, 500. Place of birth NY. Lists wife Aurilla, age 69 born in NY. Luiza, George age 18, Welcomb age 16, Levern age 13, Elison age 11, Emma age 9, Carrie age 4, Fremont age 2. First seven children attended school in the last year.2
  • Death*: He died on 29 February 1872 at Coloma, Waushara County, WI, USA, at age 64.1
  • Burial*: He was buried after 29 February 1872 at Coloma, Waushara County, WI, USA.3,4
    Aurilla Richmond gravestone, White Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Marty McCarthy FAG member #48236873
    Aurilla Richmond gravestone, White Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Marty McCarthy FAG member #48236873
  • ObituaryText: In Coloma, Wis., Feb. 28th, 1872, Daniel C. Richmond, aged 64 years, 6 months, 15 days. The deceased embraced religion in his 17th year, and joined the Seventh-day Baptist Church at DeRuyter, N. Y. On moving West, in 1854, he united with the church at Christiana, Wisconsin, and later, making a permanent home at Coloma, he joined the church at that place, and remained a faithful member while the church maintained its organization. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He leaves a large and respectable family to mourn his loss. He died with a Christian faith and hope.5

Family: Aurilla Seamon b. 17 Jan 1811, d. 21 Jan 1870

Citations

  1. [S885] Jon Saunders, accessed 21 Nov 2013.
  2. [S345] 4 Jun 1860 population schedule, unknown repository address.
  3. [S860] Unknown author, White Cemetery.
  4. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial #120658641.
  5. [S886] Sabbath Recorder, 21 Mar 1872, Vol. 28, No. 13, p. 51.

Nels Swenson

M, b. 1908, d. 22 September 1993

Nels Swenson, 1992

Family: Mable Viola Gode b. 25 Jan 1907, d. 19 Apr 1998

Citations

  1. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, memorial #75681601.

Aurilla Seamon1

F, b. 17 January 1811, d. 21 January 1870

Aurilla Seamon Richmond
  • Note*: Says Simmons in one source Another has Aurelia Seaman,
    "Uncle Ellie's bible" says Seamon.
  • Birth*: Aurilla Seamon was born on 17 January 1811 at DeRuyter, Madison County, NY, USA.2
  • Marriage*: She married Daniel Coon Richmond on 17 October 1833.
  • Death*: Aurilla Seamon died on 21 January 1870 at age 59.
  • Burial*: She was buried after 21 January 1870 at Coloma, Waushara County, WI, USA.3,4
    Aurilla Richmond gravestone, White Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Marty McCarthy FAG member #48236873
    Aurilla Richmond gravestone, White Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Marty McCarthy FAG member #48236873
  • Note: Welcome's death certificate says his mother's maiden name was Wells, birthplace unknown on 20 January 1922.5

Family: Daniel Coon Richmond b. 13 Aug 1807, d. 29 Feb 1872

Citations

  1. [S606] Emma Babcock, Certificate of Death.
  2. [S885] Jon Saunders, accessed 21 Nov 2013.
  3. [S860] Unknown author, White Cemetery.
  4. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial #120658641.
  5. [S209] Welcome Burdick Richmond, Certificate of Death.

Mary Lavina Richmond

F, b. 26 December 1834, d. 12 January 1907

Lavinia Langworthy
  • Baptism: Mary Lavina Richmond was baptized at Utica, Dane County, WI, USA; by Elder Zuriel Campbell and jointed the Utica, Dane Co. Church.1
  • Religion*: She was a member of Dodge Center S.D.B. church for nearly 42 years. Also a member of Ladies Aid Society.1
  • Birth*: She was born on 26 December 1834 at Deruyter, Madison County, NY, USAG.
  • Marriage*: She married John Selim Langworthy on 29 May 1858 at Coloma, Waushara County, WI, USA.1,2
  • Residence*: Mary Lavina Richmond lived in August 1865; moved to Minnesota.1
  • Residence: She lived in September 1890; Moved to Dodge Center.1
  • Death*: She died on 12 January 1907 at Dodge Center, Dodge County, MN, USAG, at age 72; acute brights disease, hemiplegia due to apoplexy.1,3
  • Burial*: She was buried on 14 January 1907 at Dodge Center, Dodge County, MN, USAG.1,4
    Mary Langworthy gravestone, Riverside Cemetery.
  • ObituaryText: Mary Lavina Richmond was born near DeRuyter, N.Y., Dec. 26, 1834 and died at her home in Dodge Cetern, Minn., Sabbath morning, Jan. 12, 1907, aged 72 years and 17 days. She was the daughter of Daniel C. Richmond and Aurilla Richmond. She was the oldest of the children , of whom seven are living. She came with her parents to Dane county, Wisconsin in 1856. She was married to John. S. Langworthy at Coloma, Wis., May 29,1858. She is survived by her husbnand and four children, Mrs. Nellie McKean, Mrs. Jennie Babcock, Ulysses S. Langworthy, living in and near Dodge Center and Miss Edna at home. They moved to Minnesota in August 1865, residing on the home farm, where with their combined efforts as perfect helpmates they made a prosperous and happy home. In the fall of 1890 they moved to Dodge Center where she lived until death. She professed faith in Christ when young and was baptized by Elder Zuriel Campbell and joined the Utica, Dane Co. church. Sae [sic] has been a faithful member of the Dodge Center S.D.B. church for nearly 42 years. She was also a member of the Ladies Society, doing good work and encouraging others by her example. She was always ready as long as she was able, to help in time of sickness and was more than usually thoughtful of the destitute in time of less and affliction. Her finished life work has been well done, and we believe the Master will say, "Well Done, come up higher." Mrs. Langworthy had her second stroke of paralysis April 28, 1906 which confined her to her bed the rest of her days. She also had Brights Disease from which she was a great sufferer and lay unconscious for nine days when death came to her release. The funeral occurred Monday afternoon with a short service at the home, and a regular service at the church conducted by her pastor C. R. Sayre, who took his text in John 11:24. The music was rendered by a mixed quartet of singers selected from the choir. The body was placed in Riverside Cemetery.1

Family: John Selim Langworthy b. 10 Feb 1832, d. 10 Dec 1908

Citations

  1. [S184] Dodge County Star, 17 Jan 1907.
  2. [S270] Dodge County Star, 12 Dec 1908.
  3. [S190] Death record.
  4. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 58920836.

Alma Jane Richmond

F, b. 25 March 1837, d. 6 November 1901

Alma Richmond
  • Birth*: Alma Jane Richmond was born on 25 March 1837 at Deruyter, Madison County, NY, USAG.
  • Marriage*: She married Francis Dewitt Drake on 30 October 1858 at Waushara County, WI, USA.1
  • CauseDeath: Noted as heart failure.2
  • Death*: Alma Jane Richmond died on 6 November 1901 at MN, USA, at age 64.
  • ObituaryText: The people of the village were greatly shocked last Wednesday morning to learn of the sudden death, from heart failure, of Mrs. Drake. She was apparently in usual health that morning and her husband went to the city hall on business connected with his office as justice, and her daughter Frances to school, neither having the faintest intimation that they were never again to see in life the loving wife and indulgent mother. Mr. Drake returned to the house about 10 o'clock and found his wife on the floor dead. In one hand was clasped the handle of an empty coal scuttle. She had picked it up, doubtless, with the intention of getting coal and had expired instantly and without a struggle, retaining her grasp on the handle.
    Deceased had had heart trouble for several years and had been told by her physician that death was liable to come as it did at any time. She was prepared for its coming; from childhood she had been a Christian and was always zealous and active in church work.
    Mrs. Drake was born at DuRuyter, N.Y., March 25th, 1837. At the age of 17 she went to Wisconsin, and about two years later, at Coloma in that state, married F.D. Drake. In 1867 they moved to Freeborn township and resided on a farm until four years ago when they came to this village. Nine children blessed their union. Of this number eight-three sons and five daughters-are living ?.. oldest son, who ?of his mother's death in time were present at the funeral. Rev. Fisl, pastor of the Congregational church at Freeborn, of which the deceased was a member, preached the funeral sermon Sunday in our village church. The building was too small to accomodate all who desired to hear the services and participate in the last sad rites over the body of one whom they esteemed.
    The floral offerings were numerous and costly. The ladies of the G.A.R. Circle and those of the Ladies Aid Society, of which the deceased was a member, contributed large bouquets of selected cut flowers, the pupils of the High School gave a handsome wreath and the teachers and others expressed their sympathy for the afflicated family and their sorrows with like offerings.
    The remains were interred in the family burial lot in the cemetery near Freeborn village Sunday afternoon. Following is a lit of relatives who came from a distance to attend the funeral. Mr. Elleson Richmond, a brother from Coloma, Wis; Mrs. Emma Babcock, a sister from Wells: Brs. Blanche Severaon, a daughter from Pipestone; Mrs. Orilla Wright, a daughter from Warner S.D; Mrs. Jessie Richmond, a daughter from Everst, S.D; Mr. and Mrs. King Howe, son-in-law and daughter from Alden; Mrs. Edna Allen, a niece from Mountain Lake; Miss Enda Langworthy and Mrs. Geo. McKeen, nieces from Dodge Ceter; Miss Minnie Green, a niece from Correll, Minn; Mr. Earl Babcock, a nephew from Lime Springs, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Maxson, cousins from Minneapolis.2
  • Burial*: She was buried after 6 November 1901 at Freeborn, Freeborn County, MN, USAG.3
    Drake gravestones, North Freeborn Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Sandra J. Frojen
    Alma Drake gravestone, North Freeborn Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Mike Linnihan.

Family: Francis Dewitt Drake b. 2 Nov 1833, d. 26 Feb 1920

Citations

  1. [S783] WI Genealogy Index, online <http://www.wisconsinhistory.org>.
  2. [S658] Unknown short newspaper title, Nov 1901.
  3. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 45330030.