Governor Henry Bull

M, d. 22 January 1693/94
  • Marriage*: Governor Henry Bull married Ann Clayton on 28 March 1677; Elizabeth, wife of Henry Bull, died October 1, 1665, and was buryed in Newport. He afterwards married Ann Easton, the widow of Nicholas Easton, March 28, 1677. Her maiden name was Ann Clayton, who survived him and died Jany. 30th, 1707; she was the person who sold the land called Easton's Point to the Quackers, which is the North part of the Town of Newport fronting the Bay.1
  • Death*: Governor Henry Bull died on 22 January 1693/94.

Family 1:

Family 2: Ann Clayton d. 30 Jan 1707

Citations

  1. [S43] Henry Bull, Bull family of Newport.

Emma Lizzie Springer1

F, b. 18 June 1872, d. 18 March 1954

Emma Lizzie Swartz
Lizzie Swartz, July 1937
Lizzie Swartz visiting Nila about 1940
  • Note*: FROM: Note from Pat says she was born on the 20th.

    FROM: Handwritten note from Coral Swartz.
    Emma Lizzie born June 18 1872 near Harrisburg Pennsylvania. At age 12 some country peddlar left a sewing machine at their home (because of rain) and said to use the machine until he came back. He never came back so Lizzie
    became a seamstress. Arthur and Emma Lizzie moved near Storden 1896. They
    lived on great grandpa and Great Grandma Noble's farm south of Storden then Lou
    (Arthur was called Lou) bought 160 acres in Amo township.
  • Name Variation: Emma Lizzie Springer was also known as husband's death cert. says Elizabeth.2
  • Birth*: She was born on 18 June 1872 at near Harrisburg, PA, USA.3
  • (with parents) Census: Female Sentence: She appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Blaine, Ida County, IA in the household of her parents, Harry Robert Springer and Susan Ann Downey, age 8, birthplace PA.4
  • Residence*: Emma Lizzie Springer and Arthur Lewis Swartz lived between 1890 and 1895 at Cherokee County, IA, USA; lived on farm near Ida Grove.
  • Marriage*: Emma Lizzie Springer married Arthur Lewis Swartz on 27 July 1890 at Ida County, IA, USA.5
    Lizze and Arthur Swartz
  • Marr Announce*: Marriage announcement:; Married at the residence of the bride’s mother in Ida County, Sunday July 27, 1890, Mr. Arthur L. Swartz to Miss Emma L. Springer, both of Ida County. Rev. J.H. Besore officiating.5
  • Residence: Emma Lizzie Springer and Arthur Lewis Swartz lived between 1895 and 1938 at Amo Township, Cottonwood County, MN, USA; farmed.
  • Misc: Emma Lizzie Springer was Listed in 1926 Cottonwood County Plat book as a breeder of African geese. in 1926.
  • Occupation*: Housewife in 1954 at Jeffers, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.3
  • Misc: She was A poem Grandma Swartz used to tell kids before bed that made Nila giggle.

    There was an old lady that I have heard tell,
    Who went to market, her eggs to sell.
    She went to market on a market day.
    And fell asleep on the King's highway.

    Along came a peddler whose name was Stout.
    He cut off her petticoat all around and about.
    He cut off her petticoat way up to her knees. And she began to shiver and she began to freeze.

    She began to wonder and she began to cry.
    "Lawze-a-mercy this ain't I?
    If it be I, as I hope it be
    I've got a little dog and he'll know me!"

    So up jumped the little lady all in the dark
    And up jumped the little dog and he began to bark,
    And she began to wonder and she began to cry
    "Lawze-a-mercy this ain't I!"

    Another saying Lizzie had. "When a knock came at the door Grandma Swartz would say "come in if your nose is clean." after 1954.6
  • Misc*: She was "Grandma Swartz liked joking and making things like doing dishes "fun". She'd say, "Be sure to wipe the dishes dry so they won't cry when you use them next."" after 1954.6
  • Death*: She died on 18 March 1954 at Windom, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG, at age 81; Mesenteric thrombosis (7 hours) due to generalized artheriosclerosis (many years).3
  • ObituaryText: Another of Cottonwood County's pioneers answered the final summons, when Mrs. Lizzie Swartz passed away at the Windom hospital at four o'clock Saturday afternoon March 20.
    Funeral services will be held this Friday afternoon, march 26, at one thirty o'clock from the A W Noble home in Jeffers and at two o'clock from the Jeffers methodist Church with the Rev. J T Dixon in charge. Burial will be in the Jeffers cemetery.
    The casketbearers will be grandsons and grandsons-in-law of the deceased: namely; Kenneth Swartz of Marshalltown, Charles Swartz of Avoca, jay Smith and Donald Schoneman of Bingham Lake, V C Noble and Laurence Quade of Jeffers.
    Mrs. Swartz came to Cottonwood County from Iowa in 1895 settling on a farm one and a half miles south of Storden. In 1897 she and her family moved to the farm in Amo township where the Chester Jackels family now reside. Mr. Swartz passed away here in April, 1922. Mrs. Swartz continued to make her home on the farm until 1931 when she sold her property. Since then she has made her home, most of the time with her children.
    Mrs. Swartz had been in poor health since 1948. Her eyesight, too, had been failing for some time. She had received care at the hospital on various occasions and went there for the last time a few days before her death.
    Mrs. Swartz would have been 82 years of age on June 18 this year. She is survived by eight children: Earl of Alexandria, Bessie (Mrs. Dick Bollenbach) of Loyal Oklahoma, Coral (Mrs. Bernard Baker) of Waterloo Iowa, Iris (Mrs. Paul Johnson) of Heron Lake, Ethel (Mrs. Jay Smith) of Bingham Lake, Mabel (Mrs. A W Noble), Lewis and Willis C, all of Jeffers. after 18 March 1954.7
  • ObituaryText: Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Swartz, 81, pioneer Cottonwood county resident who passed away at the Windom hospital Saturday afternoon following a lingering illness will be held Friday afternoon. Brief rites have been set for 1:30 at the AW Noble home in Jeffers followed by services at the Methodist church in that village at 2 o'clock. Dr. J. Thomas Dixon will officiate and interment will be in the Jeffers cemetery. The remains may be viewed at the Scanlan Funeral home until Thursday night. Born on June 6, 1872, in Harrisburg, PA., Mrs. Swartz came to Amo township with her husband in 1895, remaining there until 1931. Her husband Arthur, passed away in 1922. She resided in Jeffers until five years ago when failing health made it necessary for her to live with her children. She is survived by eight children: Earl, Alexandria; Mrs. A W Noble, Lewis and Clair, all fo Jeffers; Mrs. Ethel Smith, Bingham Lake; Mrs Bessie Bollenback, Loyal Okla; Mrs Coral Baker, Waterloo IA, and Mrs Iris Johnson, Heron Lake. Highly regarded among her friends and relatives, Mrs. Swartz was truly of pioneer stock and her life of love and purpose will be an inspiration to those who follow in her footsteps. on 24 March 1954.8
  • Burial*: She was buried on 26 March 1954 at Jeffers, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.3,9
    Lizzie Swartz gravestone, Jeffers Cemetery.

Family: Arthur Lewis Swartz b. 25 Oct 1863, d. 27 Apr 1922

Citations

  1. [S904] Unknown compiler, "Family Tree", Ancestral File, Family search id: LZWQ-KMX.
  2. [S217] Lewis Swartz, Certificate of Death.
  3. [S281] Emma Lizzie Swartz, Certificate of Death.
  4. [S896] Henry Springer household, United States Census, 1880, Ida County, IA.
  5. [S132] Ida County Pioneer, July 30, 1890.
  6. [S642] Letter, Nila Noble to Pat Quade.
  7. [S212] Unknown short newspaper title.
  8. [S112] Cottonwood County Citizen, 24 Mar 1954, 5.
  9. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 57558098.

Elizabeth Powell

F

Family: Edward Richmond b. 7 Jul 1723, d. 3 Dec 1806

Benjamin Richmond

M, b. 10 January 1696

Family: Mary Rogers b. 1700, d. 7 Dec 1743

Sarah (?)

F, b. 1664, d. 1743
  • Birth*: Sarah (?) was born in 1664.
  • Marriage*: She married Edward Richmond circa 1683.
  • Burial*: Sarah (?) was buried in 1742; non-cemetery burial.1
  • Death*: She died in 1743.

Family: Edward Richmond b. 1657/58, d. 14 Feb 1742

Citations

  1. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 76939125.

Elizabeth Rogers

F, b. 1671/72, d. 23 October 1724
  • Note*: Great granddaughter of John Rogers of Duxbury Massachusetts and granddaughter
    of John Alden and Priscilla Mullens.
  • Birth*: Elizabeth Rogers was born in 1671/72.
  • Marriage*: She married Silvester Richmond in 1692/93.
  • Death*: Elizabeth Rogers died on 23 October 1724.

Caroline Marie Jensen1

F, b. 20 March 1899, d. 1 January 1970

Caroline Hansen
Caroline Jensen Hansen
  • Birth*: Caroline Marie Jensen was born on 20 March 1899 at Wasioja Twp, Dodge County, MN, USAG.2
  • Marriage*: She married Edward Alexander Hansen on 5 June 1926 at Dodge Center, Dodge County, MN, USAG; Marriage application Dodge County, MN # G-68
    5-Jun-1926
    HANSEN, Edward
    JENSEN, Caroline M.3
    Caroline Jensen and Edward Hansen wedding, 1926
  • CauseDeath: Noted as myocardial infarct (instant.)2
  • Death*: Caroline Marie Jensen died on 1 January 1970 at Wasioja Twp, Dodge County, MN, USAG, at age 70.2
  • ObituaryText: Mrs. Hansen, 70 Wasioja, Dies
    Mrs. Edward Hansen, 70, of rural Dodge Center died unexpectedly of a heart attack at her Wasiojoa Township home Thursday. She was the former Caroline Jensen born March 20, 1899 in Mantorville Township. On June 5, 1926 she married Mr. Hansen and the couple famred in Wasioja Township. They retired several years ago and continued living on the far. Survivors include her widower; a daughter, Mrs. David (Alvina) Hubmer of Dodge Center; a son, Clinton of Dodge Center; her mother, Mrs. Anna Jensen of Dodge Center; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edmund Scherger of Dodge Center and Mrs. Lilly Stivers of Osseo and a brother, Walter, of Dodge Center. Her father preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 2:30 pm Sunday at Concord Church of Christ at Old Concord with the Rev. James Allard officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Kasson. Friends may call at the Dibble Funeral Home in Kasson from Saturday noon until Sunday noon, then at the church.4
  • Burial*: She was buried on 4 January 1970 at Kasson, Dodge County, MN, USAG.2,5
    Caroline and Edward Hansen gravestone, Maple Grove Cemetery
  • ObituaryText: Mrs. Edward Hansen, 70, of rural Dodge Center died unexpectedly of a heart attack at her home north of Wasioja Thursday mroning. January 1st, 1970. She was the former Caroline Jensen born March 20, 1889 in Wasioja Twp. On June 5, 1926 she married Mr. Hansen and the couple farmed one mile west of her birthplace. They retired several years ago and continued living on the farm. At an early age, she was baptized and united with the Baptist church in Wasioja and a few years later transferred to Kasson. In 1955 she became a member of the Concord Church of Christ. Her Christian faith was upheld with her devotion and honesty in daily life. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Mrs. David (Alvina) Hubmer of Dodge Ceter; a son, Clinton of Dodge Center; her mother , Mrs Anna Jensen of Dodge Center; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edmund (Ruth) Scherger of Dodge Center and Mrs. Lillie Stivers of Osseo and a brother Walter of Dodge Center. Her father, J P Jensen preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 2:30 pm Sunday at the Concord Church of Christ with the Rev James Allard officiating. Mrs Clio Jones was organist and John Junior Jones was soloist. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Kasson. Pallbearers were Forrest Chapin, Edwin Erickson, Geo. Abel, Harold Bringgold, Howard Matti and Garth Evarts. The Dibble Funeral Home of Kasson was in charge of arrangements.6

Family: Edward Alexander Hansen b. 3 Jan 1898, d. 10 Nov 1972

Citations

  1. [S904] Unknown compiler, "Family Tree", Ancestral File, Family search id:L62X-55J.
  2. [S287] Caroline M Hansen, Certificate of death.
  3. [S81] Certificate, Caroline M. Jensen Edward Hansen marriage of 5 Jun 1926.
  4. [S82] Unknown short newspaper title, ca Jan 1970.
  5. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 46151298.
  6. [S24] West Concord Enterprise, 8 Jan 1970, 1.

Earl Henry Swartz1

M, b. 30 November 1890, d. 8 January 1968
  • Divorce: Earl Henry Swartz and Lena Hellen Jaeger were divorced bt 1921 1934.
  • Birth*: Earl Henry Swartz was born on 30 November 1890 at Ida Grove, Ida County, IA, USAG.2
  • Marriage*: He married Lena Hellen Jaeger on 6 April 1915 at Cottonwood County, MN, USA.3
  • Marriage*: Earl Henry Swartz married Lydia Stahn on 15 December 1935 at Lyon County, MN, USA.4
  • ObituaryText: Last rites for Earl Henry Swartz of Lakeland, Florida were held at eleven o'clock Friday morning, January 12 from the First Methodist Church in Jeffers. The Rev. Robert Bystrom officiated. Richard Duroe, soloist, sang "Abide with Me". Mrs. Joseph Bigbee was organist. Serving as casketbearers were: Kenneth W. Swartz, Thomas E Swartz, Donald M. Gulseth, Mark S. Feld, Delbert Weltzin and Werner Weinrich. Ushers were Laurence Quade and Doanld Schoneman. Burial was in the Jeffers Cemetery. Earl Henry Swartz died on Monday, January 8, 1968 at the Lakeland General Hospital in Lakeland, Florida. He was born November 30, 1890 in Ida Grove, Iowa. He and his parents, Arthur L. and Emma Lizzy Swartz moved to Cottonwood County when he was a small boy. He lived in that area until his reitrement in 1945 when he moved to Alexandria, Minnesota and wintered in Lakeland Florida. Mr. Swartz was a retired owner of an automobile and implement business in Tracy, Minnesota. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Alexandria, the International Order of Odd Fellows and the Benevolent Protectice Order of Elks, and was active in the Folk and Square dance Federation of Minnesota, Inc. until his health started to fail three years ago. Mr. Swartz is survived by his wife, Lydia; three children: Kenneth of Marshalltown, Iowa, Wanda (Mrs Maurice Gulseth) of Alexandria, and Bethene (Mrs George Feld) of Marshalltown, Iowa; six grandchildren and six great-gradnchildren. Also surviving are four sisters and one brother: Mrs Ray (Ethel) Smith of Westbrook, Mrs. Besie Bollenbach of Loyal, Oklahoma, W.C. Swartz of Jeffers, Mrs. Coral Baker of Waterloo, Iowa and Mrs. Paul (Iris) Johnson of Heron Lake. on 8 January 1968 at Lakeland, Polk County, FL, USAG.2
  • Death*: Earl Henry Swartz died on 8 January 1968 at Lakeland, Polk County, FL, USAG, at age 77.2
  • Burial*: He was buried after 8 January 1968 at Jeffers, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.5
    Earl Swartz gravestone, Jeffers Cemetery

Family 1: Lena Hellen Jaeger b. 24 Jan 1890, d. Apr 1964

Family 2: Lydia Stahn b. 8 May 1894, d. 9 Mar 1995

Citations

  1. [S904] Unknown compiler, "Family Tree", Ancestral File, Family search id: KVL1-1QJ.
  2. [S242] Jeffers Review, 18 Jan 1968.
  3. [S617] MOMS.
  4. [S408] Alexandria Echo Press, 22 Mar 1995, p. 6A.
  5. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 57558097.

Edward Reinhardt Gode1

M, b. 21 December 1876, d. 24 January 1948
  • Occupation*: A farmer.1
  • Marriage*: Edward Reinhardt Gode married Anna Romthun.
  • Birth*: Edward Reinhardt Gode was born on 21 December 1876 at WI, USA.1
  • Residence*: He lived circa 1947; usual residence was Motley, Cass County, MN.1
  • CauseDeath: Noted as branchopneumonia, 6 hrs. cerebral apoplexy, 4 days.1
  • Death*: He died on 24 January 1948 at Bertha, Todd County, MN, USAG, at age 71.1
  • Burial*: He was buried after 24 January 1948 at Sanborn, Redwood County, MN, USAG.1

Family: Anna Romthun b. c 1883

Citations

  1. [S185] Gode Edward, Certificate of Death.
  2. [S373] Ethel Gode, Birth certificate 1907-05174 (unknown file date.)
  3. [S370] Elsie Gode, Birth certificate #1910-05427 (unknown file date.)
  4. [S372] Eugene E Gode, Birth certificate 1913-06158 (unknown file date.)
  5. [S374] Julola Gode, Birth certificate 1915-06865 (unknown file date.)

Frederick John Gode1

M, b. 4 December 1893, d. 1 November 1956

Helen, Fred, William Gode

Family: Esther Mae King b. 5 Apr 1896, d. 8 Jun 1980

Citations

  1. [S375] Muriel Gode, Birth certificate 1922-57702 (unknown file date.)
  2. [S424] Gary and Arthur L. Finnell Richter, Sanborn Centennial History, p. 199.
  3. [S752] Frederick J Gode, Certificate of Death.
  4. [S980] "Registration card", "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QKCC-SXJ4 : accessed 30 December 2015), Fred John Gode, 26 Apr 1942; citing NARA microfilm.
  5. [S981] "Draft registration card", "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K87Y-L7D : accessed 30 December 2015), Frederick John Gode, 1917-1918; citing St. Paul City no 6, Minnesota, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,682,636.

Clara Elsie Gode

F, b. 23 June 1887, d. 21 April 1953

Clara Gode
  • Marriage*: Clara Elsie Gode married Herman Wegner.
  • Birth*: Clara Elsie Gode was born on 23 June 1887 at Germantown, Cottonwood County, MN, USA.1
  • (Witness) Marriage: She 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
  • Residence*: Clara Elsie Gode lived in 1953 at 310 S 6th ST, Sleepy Eye, Brown County, MN, USAG.1
  • CauseDeath: Noted as Cerebral hemorrhage 4 days, due to hypertension for years.1
  • Death*: She died on 21 April 1953 at Sleepy Eye, Brown County, MN, USAG, at age 65.1
  • Burial*: She was buried on 24 April 1953 at Lamberton, Redwood County, MN, USAG.1,4
    Clara Wegner gravestone, Lamberton Cemetery.

Family: Herman Wegner

Citations

  1. [S573] Clara Wegner, Certificate of Death.
  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# 117226514.

Helena Gode

F, b. 26 October 1884

Helen, Fred, William Gode
  • Birth*: Helena Gode was born on 26 October 1884 at MN, USA.

William John Gode

M, b. 6 June 1874, d. 29 August 1950

Helen, Fred, William Gode
  • Note*: While still a child moved to a farm 7 miles se of Lamberton in Germantown Twn.
    Here he experienced the hardships of pioneer life. Every winter he would go
    with his father to the mill near New Ulm. Trip was always made in the winter so they could cross frozen rivers. Once they got caught in a blizzard and turned the wagon box upside down and took shelter under it. His parents help organize
    the Germantown Evangelical Church which he attended regularly. As a young man he was known as a thresherman. He owned a case steamer and separator. Later he
    bought an Avery tractor and took on grading roads in the summer. Married Amanda Dittbenner of Morgan, MN. Nov. 21, 1905 purchased a farm in Highwater Twn.
    After farming for 33 years, turned the farm over to their son Rollance and
    moved to Lamberton. Wm. was member of the Highwater Twn Board and a school board member of District 28, also serving on the elevator board. The family was interested in many of the community affairs.1
  • Name Variation: William John Gode was also known as Wilhelm.
  • Birth*: He was born on 6 June 1874 at Green Lake, Green Lake County, WI, USA.
  • Marriage*: He married Amanda Hermonia Esmeralda Dittbenner on 14 June 1897.
  • Death*: William John Gode died on 29 August 1950 at Staples, Todd County, MN, USAG, at age 76.
  • ObituaryText: William Gode, 76, died on Tuesday, August 29 at 8:40 in the morning at his home at his home in Aldrich after having suffered a stroke August 26.
    Mr. Gode was born the son of John and Amelia Gode June 6, 1874 at Green Bay, Wis. He came with his parents to Sanborn, Minnesota, and on June 14, 1879 was united to Amanda Dittbenner. Three years ago the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
    They resided on a farm south of Lamberton for 33 years before retiring and moving to Lamberton in 1930. They lived there for nine years.
    In 1939 they moved to Aldrich where they resided until his death. Mrs. Gode preceded her husband in death on June 16, 1950.
    Surviving him are four children: Mrs. August (Verna) Redemske of Staples; Rollance of rural Aldrich; Albert Vellmer (Edna) of Lamberton; and Lowell of Aldrich. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, two brothers, Fred of St. Paul and Lawrence of Mankato; three sisters, Mrs. Ed Gluth of Portland, Oregon; Mrs. Fred Juhnke of Waseca; and Mrs. Herman Wegner of Sleepy Eye.
    Mr. Gode took an active part in all civic affairs as long as his health permitted, and was a member of the North Side Church of Christ in Staples.
    Funeral services were in charge of Reverend A. Eldon Hoskins who was assisted Mrs. Hoskins, Mrs. Ervin George and Miss LuEtta Iveron with the music.
    Burial was made in Evergreen cemetery of Staples.2,3

Family: Amanda Hermonia Esmeralda Dittbenner b. 25 Feb 1877, d. 16 Jun 1950

Citations

  1. [S155] Unknown agency, Centennial history of Cottonwood County, p. 202.
  2. [S979] Staples World.
  3. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 118439150.

Dorothea Louise Adeline Gode1

F, b. 3 March 1877, d. 25 December 1960

Dorothea Juhnke
Fred and Dorothea Juhnke's 50th wedding anniversary. Back: Robert, Lyle, Leroy, Clarence, lloyd, Rollins, Lester, Milton, Walter. Front: Frederick and Dorothea. Courtesy of Dick Elliott.

Family: Frederick Edward Juhnke b. 6 Oct 1871, d. 9 Feb 1955

Citations

  1. [S733] Dorothea Juhnke, Certificate of Death.
  2. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 117225729.

Rosella Wilhamenia Schwanke

F, b. 16 January 1876, d. 14 December 1976

Minnie Pankonin just before her 100th birthday.
Painting done by Minnie Pankonin in 'art school' and in the possession of Gloria Brush. Photo courtesy of Gloria D. Brush.
  • Occupation*: A housewife.1
  • Note*: "Yes, I've had a long life, but it's been a real joy. I had a good home and a good husband. What more can one want?"
    Today, her 100th birthday, Minnie Pankonin reflects on the past, lives happily in the present.
    She is sharing her birthday cake--a red, white and blue bicentennial creation, topped by 100 candles, not only with relatives and freinds, but with two other centenarians who also reside at the nursing home which has been her home the past two years.
    They are Cora Dell Smith, retired schol teacher who will be 106 Jan. 31, who came to Windom at the age of one year and was still living in her own home when she had ther 100th birthday and Mrs. Belle T Pederson, a former Westbrook resident, who was born Sep. 1 1875 at Clinton, IA.
    The youngest member of the centenarian group, Mrs. Pankonin was born Jan. 16, 1876, on the family farm six miles east of Lewis???
    "My parents, Frederick and Louise Schwanke, came to Wisconsin from Germany. I was one of 12 children--two were born in Germany, four in Wisconsin and six in Minnesota. I remember living in a one-roomhouse. There was a wood burning stove in the middle of the room. Our beds were in the loft above. Those were hard times, grasshopper invasion--and it was cold. After finishing country school, I worked out as a maid, then workd in a store. That was before I married Charles J. Pankonin in 1903. After our marriage, we lived six miles north of Jeffers. We had six children. Lost two, one an 1 day old infant, and the other, four and one-half years old, who died in the flu epidemic after World War I. The four living children are Kenneth, who farmed the place after we retired and moved into Jeffers. He has since retired and built a new home near Sanborn and his son is now on the farm. Nina (Mrs. Arthur Weinman) and Leona (Mrs Ted Weinman) were both teachers, married brothers and are now living in Fairmont. Evelyn (Mrs Gabe DePhillips) is a registered nurse and she lives at Evanston, IL. We're Evangelicals, still belong to the Red Rock church in rural Jeffers. I used to piece quilts and make afghans. Now, I still embroider and crochet. My eyesight has been fine since the cataracts were removed, one when I was 94 and the other at 96. I love to read--the news, which keeps me informed, and the Bible, the 103rd Psalm in my favorite," and she glibly proceeds to quote, "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His Holy Name."

    FROM: Cottonwood County Citizen Newspaper, Dec. 1976
    Mrs. Minnie Pankonin died Tuesday at the Windom Area Hospital, just a month short of her 101st birthday. She had been the last to survive of the three centennarians residing at the Sogge Home in Windom in the past year.
    Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 am at the Red Rock United Methodist church at Jeffers with the Rev. Ray DeVogel officiating. Interment will be in the Red Rock Cemetery.
    Visitation will be at the Jeffers Chapel from 9 am - 9 pm Thursday. Arrangements will be by Klasse Funeral Service at Westbrook.
    Mrs. Pankonin was born Jan. 16, 1876 in Blue Earth County, the daughter of Frederich and Louise Schwanke. She grew up in that area and in 1900 enrolled in North Central College at Naperville Ill continuing her education at Parker Academy at Winnebago.
    On Jan 1, 1903 she was married to Charles Pankonin. They lived on a farm near Sanborn until they retired and moved to Jeffers. Her husband died in March, 1956 and in 1973 she became a resident of the Sogge Home.
    A loyal member of the Red Rock Evangelical church she taught sunday school there for 50 years and was a charter member of the women's organiation.
    her husband, a son and a daughter preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Kenneth of Sanborn; three daughters Mrs Arthur (Nina) Weinman and Mrs Theodore (Leona) Weinman, both of Fairmont and Mrs. G. J. (Evelyn) DeFilipps of Evanston ILL; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

    FROM: (Windom) Citizen, January 14, 1976
    Minnie's nimble fingers still create needle art by Alita Oltmans
    Minnie Pankonin has hands that look like a map of time. Gnarled and wrinkled but still agile, these hands reveal the character of a woman who will begin her second century of living Friday. Her advice for a long life is simply and with a gentle smile: "Work hard." That is what she has always done. These hands have coped with a lifetime of work, growing up as a member of an immigrant family and then as a farm wife and mother.
    But even after 100 years Minnie's spirit won't let those hands lie idle in her lap. Still dextrous fingers turn out find stitched crocheted and embroidered pieces, which she stacks carefully in a drawer until someone expresses an interest in buying them.
    Her finger dexterity is matched by eyesight--with glasses--of an 18 year old, excellent hearing, calm and easy conversational ability and an active interest in goings-on around her.
    "I like to go to the Bible studies and things they have for us here," she comments softly. "It keeps your mind alert if you get out of your room." She has been at the Sogge Home for two years. "I read alot. The children bring all kinds of reading material to me--papers and magazines. I have my radio and listen to the good programs like "back to the Bible" and "word of life"" Mrs. Pankonin relates, remembering the program names precisely. "I don't watch TV much though. I don't like the noise."
    Mrs. Pankonin introduced her roomage (Tina Nelson) with genteeel grace, saying "We get along fine. She is a nice roommate."
    "I have had cataracts removed twice," Mrs. Pankonin told me as she laid down her stitchery for a moment. "One when I was 94 and the other at 96. the doctor says I have the eyesight of an 18-year-old now."
    "So many here that are only in their 70's and 80's are not so fortunate. My, it's sad to see. I have some arthritis but not so bad. I broke my hip two years ago when I was living in Jeffers and it is not in the socket so I can't walk. But the girls here are nice to help me. The docotrs thought I was too old to try and get my hip back in place, and here I am yet."
    Conversation with Mrs. Pankonin is as easy as if she were half her age. Her memory is amazing. She tells about her parents immigrating from Germany because of religious difficulties. "Father said his landlord expected him to work on Sunday, like shoeing the horses and it made him peeved, so he thought he would go to America. They came first to Wisconsin where his brother was already. "It was wartime, and father was drafted for the army. He had two children then, so his brother went for him. They came to Minnesota in 1873 with oxen. There were 12 of us in the family. I an the eighth and the last one living."
    She and her husband, Charles, came to a farm in Cottonwood county when they were married in 1903. "Farm Llife was altogether different then, but everybody lived like that so we didn't mind. We all had to help on the farm, always had to help in the field. There were grasshoppers, the years we hailed out and droughts. We lived through the depression, when we didn't ever buy what we didn't need. We always paid for what we bought so nobody could take it away from us. We built a new house after 11 years, in 1914. It is still there. Fixed up so nice now inside. I hardly know the place anymore. I remember when we got REA in the 1930's. They told us it would be ready by Christmas. So we bought a good used refrigerator from a Mr. Yeager. Getting electricity for the first time was a big thing, but it wasn't connected until July. I had that refrigerator a whole year before it was connected."
    Her husband has been deceased for 20 years. A grandson, Russell, has taken over the farm about six miles north of Windom, so it is still in the Pankonin family.
    Mrs. Pankonin keeps her belongings in exact order in her chest of drawers, always at her fingertips. "I like to try and do things for myself and take care of my own things," she affirms. Her son, Kenneth, is a real estate agent near Sanborn. Two daughters, Nina and Leona Wienman (They married brothers) both are widows and both live in Fairmont. Another daughter, Mrs. Gabe Defillips, lives in Evanston Il. Mrs. Pankonin counts 11 grandchildren and she believes it is nine great-grandchildren. "Which ones are grandchildren and which are great grandchildren is a littlehard to remember," she laughs.
    Mrs. Pankonin at 100 years is one of the oldest residents at the Sogge Home, but she is really one of the youngest old citizens you'll ever meet.2
  • Name Variation: Rosella Wilhamenia Schwanke was also known as Minnie.
  • Misc*: She and Theodore William Schwanke were (an unknown value.)
    Minnie, Theodore, Molly Schwanke
  • Birth*: Rosella Wilhamenia Schwanke was born on 16 January 1876 at Blue Earth County, MN, USA.1
  • Marriage*: She married Charles Julus Pankonin on 1 January 1903 at Vernon Center, Blue Earth County, MN, USAG.
    Charles Pankonin and Minnie Schwanke wedding, 1903
  • Note: If you have a few aches and pains, there's no need for complaining. This is the firm belief of Mrs. Minnie Pankonin who Saturday celebrates her 95th birthday. "Folks aren't interested in hearing about your illness. I have a little rheumatism but I can't complain. I'm happy that I can see, my hearing is good and I enjoy keeping busy" she said. "My husband always used to say, "There's no use in grumbling" and that's a good way to be." Mrs. Pankonin really never had time in her life to grumble and complain because there's always something to do. During the winter months, December through March, she stays in Fairmont with her two daughters Mrs. Arthur Weinman and Mrs. Theodore Weinman who live side by side on School St. The remainder of the year, Mrs. Pankonin maintains her home in Jeffers. Spring, summer and fall finds her busy in her large garden. She raises all kinds of vegetables, "potatoes, onions, carrots, beets, cabbage, peas" to name a few. Then in the frtuis division there are grapes, raspberries, and huckleberries. The garden produce is divided up she says with family members. That left over she freezes and the fruits are made into jellies and jams. "It keeps me busy," she added. "Up until last year, she did all of the garden planting by herself but now delegates the job to someone else." During her spare time and especially during the winter, Mrs. Pankonin is seldom without handwork. She crochets, knits and quilts. "I couldn't beging to guess how many quilts I've made. The grandchildren all get one when they get married.(There are 11 grandchildren.) As for the afghans, Mrs. Pankonin estimates that she's made 12 of those. "I'm just guessing. After all I don't want to overdo," she says jokingly. All sheets and pillow cases must also be made more attractive with crocheting. Her favorite hobby is baking. She bakes all her own bread and pastries, really more than she can use herself. But then there are coffee parties where a few of the goodies can be used. There are a group of ten women in Jeffers that always have coffee parties and Mrs. Pankonin is a member of the group. So there's little time for complaining about aches and pains, she's just too busy with her work and hobbies. Perhaps that has been a contributing factor in keeping her memory keen. There's not a moments hesitation in recalling dates in her lifetime, such as the drought in 1911, the grasshopper invasion i 1913 and many others. Mrs. Pankonin was born Jan. 16, 1876 in Blue Earth County near Lewisville and she attended the country school about 2 1/2 miles from her home. she attended Parker Collete in Winnebago which is now the Baptist Home and she also took an art course at Napierville College in Illinois. (Her paintings hang in her home at Jeffers.) After her schooling she worked in a general store where her salary was $20 a month. "I saved money too," she remarked. "Of course they (her employers) gave me my room and board. They lived above the store." Jan 1, 1903 she married Charles Pankonin and the couple farmed near Jeffers. Her husband died 14 years ago. "I lived on the farm for 43 years," continued Mrs. Pankonin. We build a new 5 bedroom home in 1913. There were six children in the family and they all wanted a bedroom of their own." When asked what she considered the happiest time in her life Mrs. Pankonin replied, "My married life on the farm when I had my family." With six children and a large home to care for, she still had time to help her husband with shocking grain, plowing, pitching bundles, making haystacks, everything connected with farming. (The Pankonin farm is now operated by son Kenneth). During her lifetime at Jeffers, Mrs. Pankonin has been a member of the Red Rock United Methodist Church. Other children in the Pankonin family besides Kenneth and the two Mmes Weinmans (Nina and Leona) are Mrs. Gabe De Fillipps of Evanston, Ill and Melvin and Berniece, both deceased. And she has 10 great-grandchildren who will no doubt be next on the list of getting married and receiving a quilt from great-grandmother Pankonin, As to living to be 100, Mrs. Pankonin says "that's up to God." circa 16 January 1971.3
  • Death*: Rosella Wilhamenia Schwanke died on 14 December 1976 at age 100.1
  • CauseDeath: Noted as pneumonia, 2 weeks. Congestive heart failure, 5 years.1
  • ObituaryText: Mrs. Minnie Pankonin died Tuesday at the Windom Area Hospital, just a month short of her 101st birthday. She had been the last to survive of the three centennarians residing at the Sogge Home in Windom in the past year.
    Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 am at the Red Rock United Methodist church at Jeffers with the Rev. Ray DeVogel officiating. Interment will be in the Red Rock Cemetery.
    Visitation will be at the Jeffers Chapel from 9 am - 9 pm Thursday. Arrangements will be by Klasse Funeral Service at Westbrook.
    Mrs. Pankonin was born Jan. 16, 1876 in Blue Earth County, the daughter of Frederich and Louise Schwanke. She grew up in that area and in 1900 enrolled in North Central College at Naperville Ill continuing her education at Parker Academy at Winnebago.
    On Jan 1, 1903 she was married to Charles Pankonin. They lived on a farm near Sanborn until they retired and moved to Jeffers. Her husband died in March, 1956 and in 1973 she became a resident of the Sogge Home.
    A loyal member of the Red Rock Evangelical church she taught sunday school there for 50 years and was a charter member of the women's organiation.
    her husband, a son and a daughter preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Kenneth of Sanborn; three daughters Mrs Arthur (Nina) Weinman and Mrs Theodore (Leona) Weinman, both of Fairmont and Mrs. G. J. (Evelyn) DeFilipps of Evanston ILL; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. after 14 December 1976 at Windom, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.4
  • Burial*: She was buried on 17 December 1976 at Germantown Twp, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.1,5
    Minnie Pankonin gravestone, Red Rock Cemetery.

Family: Charles Julus Pankonin b. 16 May 1880, d. 13 Mar 1956

Citations

  1. [S187] Minnie Pankonin, Certificate of Death.
  2. [S170] Windom Citizen, 16 Jan 1976.
  3. [S227] Sentinel, abt 16 Jan 1971.
  4. [S171] Cottonwood County Citizen, aft 14 Dec. 1976.
  5. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 57447211.

Kenneth Willard Pankonin

M, b. 6 October 1919, d. 2005
  • Marriage*: Kenneth Willard Pankonin married Betty Kansanback at Sanborn, Redwood County, MN, USAG.
  • Birth*: Kenneth Willard Pankonin was born on 6 October 1919 at Sanborn, Redwood County, MN, USAG.
  • Note*: "...Sanborn had a team in the Southwest Minnesota Horseshoe League. Through those seven seasons, the Sanborn team went undefeated three times during the regular season. They were division winners five years and over all rummers-up three times. During these years, the Sanborn team averaged fourteen wins and under two losses a season. Quite an over record. The team members over the years were: Bob Kissner, Warren, Art, Walt and Ken Pankonin, Ervin Nickel, Ray and A. Kansanback, Glen Essig, Al Steinberg, Walter Trapp, and W. Stanek." between 1953 and 1959.1
  • Death*: He died in 2005.
  • Burial*: He was buried in 2005 at Germantown Twp, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.2
    Kenneth and Betty Pankonin gravestone, Red Rock Cemetery

Family: Betty Kansanback b. 13 Nov 1922

Citations

  1. [S424] Gary and Arthur L. Finnell Richter, Sanborn Centennial History, p. 144.
  2. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 57447205.

Mable Alyene Swartz

F, b. 23 December 1893, d. 23 July 1967

Mable Noble
  • Birth*: Mable Alyene Swartz was born on 23 December 1893 at Ida Grove, Ida County, IA, USAG.1,2
  • Marriage*: She married Arch William Noble on 14 February 1913.
  • Occupation*: Housewife.2
  • CauseDeath: Noted as pneumonia, 14 days due to congestive heart failure due to arteriosclerosis heart disease.2
  • Death*: Mable Alyene Swartz died on 23 July 1967 at Windom, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG, at age 73.2
  • Burial*: She was buried on 26 July 1967 at Jeffers, Cottonwood County, MN, USAG.2,3
    Mable Noble gravestone, Jeffers Cemetery
  • ObituaryText: Mable Allene Swartz, Daughter of Arthur and Emma Swartz, was born at Ida Grove, Iowa on December 23, 1893. She came to Cottonwood County Minnesota with her parents, at the age of two and resided in Amo twonship until 1913. She attended the elementary schools through the eighth grade. On February 14, 1913 she was united in marriage to Archie W. Noble and to this union five children were born. Mr. and Mrs. Noble lived all their married life in and around the Jeffers community. They engaged in farming for a time and in 1942 purchased the L. a. Duroe hardware store which they operated until January, 1960 when they retired. Mrs. Noble dearly enjoyed the social and church activities of the community and was always a very willing helper and worker. Her family and friends will remember her as a gentle wife, loving mother and grandmother, and a source of continuing inspiration and friendship. She will be greatly missed by all. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Jeffers, the woman's society of Christian Service, the American Legion Auxiliary and Jeffers Chpater No. 295, Order of the Easter Star. At one time she served as Worthy Matron of the latter. She took an active part in the affairs of these organizations whil her health permitted. Mrs. Noble also helped the youth of the community through 4-h leadership. Mrs. Noble had been in poor health for about six months. On July 14, she entered the Windom Hospital where she succumbed to a heart ailment on July 23, at the age of 73 years and seven months. She was preceded in death by one son Gerald; a brother, Lewis Swartz of Jeffers and by her parents. Survivors include her husband, Archie; four children, Virgil of Jeffers, Cleo (Mrs. George Howard) of Costa Mesa, California, Loren of Long Beach, California and Nila, (Mrs. Carl Meyers) of Osage City, Kansas; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers.1

Family: Arch William Noble b. 4 Oct 1891, d. 26 Jan 1977

Citations

  1. [S228] Jeffers Review, 8 Aug, 1967.
  2. [S280] Mable A. Noble, Certificate of Death.
  3. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 57557790.

Nina Louise Pankonin

F, b. 15 October 1903, d. February 1987

Family: Arthur Walter Weinman b. 19 Dec 1898, d. 3 Oct 1950

Leona Minetta Pankonin

F, b. 19 September 1905, d. 25 November 1995

Family: Carl Theodore Weinman b. 18 Feb 1902

Citations

  1. [S424] Gary and Arthur L. Finnell Richter, Sanborn Centennial History, p. 77.

Evelyn Ann Pankonin

F, b. 15 March 1908
  • Birth*: Evelyn Ann Pankonin was born on 15 March 1908.

Richard E Webb

M, b. 24 January 1870, d. 30 April 1936

Family: Edith A Richmond b. 26 Apr 1873, d. 7 Apr 1949

Citations

  1. [S652] Unknown, 1915.
  2. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, Memorial #80059910.

Anne M Blank

F, b. 9 June 1891, d. 13 August 1966

Family: William August Kissner b. 8 Jan 1887, d. 2 Aug 1967

Citations

  1. [S376] Mildred Kissner, Birth certificate DC 05358 (unknown file date.)
  2. [S474] See memorial number unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address, http://www.findagrave.com, memorial #76755343.
  3. [S438] Dorothy Kissner, Birth Registration MN 1915 - 03817 (unknown file date.)
  4. [S236] Unknown short newspaper title, aft 30 Jul 2002.