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Submitted by: Dennis H. Harmsen

Herman Bahr
October 31, 1996
Bloomfield Monitor (Bloomfield, Nebraska)

Herman Bahr Rites Held Oct. 26th

Funeral services for Herman Bahr, age 86, of Bloomfield, Nebraska were held Saturday, October 26th at 2:00 p.m. at the Bloomfield City Cemetery in Bloomfield, NE.  Rev. Tom Miller officiated with burial in Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield, NE.  He died Thursday, October 24th at Bloomfield Good Samarian Center.

Herman Bahr, son of Gustav and Julianna (Suckstorf) Bahr, was born November 30, 1909 at Petersdorf, Fehmarn, Germany.  He was baptized at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Petersdorf, Fehmarn, Germany and confirmed at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Bloomfield.

He attended Roseville School District 79 in Cedar County and later joined his father in farming northwest of Bloomfield.  When his father retired, Herman and his brother William, continued the farming operation and raised hogs, cattle, corn and oats.  In September 1990, William and Herman had a farm sale and officially retired from farming.  They continued to live on the farm until the fall of 1991, when they moved to the Good Samaritan Center in Bloomfield.

Herman passed away October 24, 1996, at the age of eighty-six years, ten months and six days.

Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Lowin of Bloomfield; half brother, Nick Suckstorf of Bloomfield; nephew Kenneth Lowin and wife, Audrey of Cedar Falls, IA.; three great-nephews; a great-niece; and a great-great-nephew, William Herman Lowin, who is named for his two great-uncles, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Gustav Jr., and William.

Submitted by: Dennis H. Harmsen

Julianna Bahr
December 2, 1954
Bloomfield Monitor (Bloomfield, Nebraska)

Mrs. Gustav Bahr Buried Here Monday
Passes Away Friday, Nov. 26th, at Coleridge

Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 29, at St. Mark's Lutheran church for Mrs. Gustav Bahr, who passed away early Friday, Nov. 26, at the Tri-State Nursing Home at Coleridge after a long illness.  Her body lay in state at the church from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., on Monday, with services being held at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. H. G. Knaub, pastor, officiating at the last rites.

Burial was made in the Bloomfield cemetery with Anderson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.  Pallbearers were Leonard Kuhl, Arnold Nickels, Emil Hintz, Harland Hagge, Henry J. Friedrichsen and Jess Gray.

Julianna Suckstorf, daughter of Herman and Emma Suckstorf, was born on July 24, 1884, in Fehmarn, Germany, an island in the Baltic Sea.  There she grew to womanhood and on March 28, 1907, she was united in marriage to Gustav Bahr.

In the fall of 1911, she and her husband emigrated to the United States, coming first to Hartington, Nebr.  Later, she and her family moved to a farm northwest of Bloomfield.

While in Germany, she was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.  In Bloomfield, she was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran church.

Mrs. Bahr passed away on November 26, 1954, at the age of 70 years, 4 months and 4 days, at the Coleridge Nursing Home, following a long illness.

Left to mourn her passing are her husband, Gustav Bahr; three sons, Nick, Herman and William; a daughter, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Lowin, all of Bloomfield; two grandsons and four brothers, Matt of Bloomfield, Jim and Hans of Lynch, and Herman of Scottsbluff; one brother-in-law, Nick Begier of Hartington; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

One son, Gustav Jr., preceded his mother in death.

Submitted by: Norma J. Keesee

Richard Bargholz-Maas
February 10, 1921
The Schleswig Leader

The Schleswig Leader:   January 27, 1921
The many friends of Richard Maas will be pained to learn that he has been in bed for the past week suffering with hemorrhages of the stomach.  His ailment is rather a serious one and he has been quite sick for several days, but at this writing he is somewhat improved.

The Schleswig Leader:  February 3, 1921
Richard Maas Dead
Just as we go to press we are in formed that Richard Maas, whose serious illness had been noted in the Leader the past week, died at the home of his parents here Thursday morning at 5 o'clock.  The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Complete obituary next week.

The Schleswig Leader:  February 10, 1921
Richard Bargholz
The funeral of Richard Henry Bargholz-Maas was held last Sunday afternoon from the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claus Maas. and the remains were laid to rest with full military honors, Hi-Line post of the American Legion having full charge of the services of their departed comrade, who acted as pull bearers and honorary escort.  The services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Wetzeler of Friedens Church.
Richard Bargholz-Maas was born on the 3rd day of August, 1893, on the Island of Fehmann(sp) in the Baltic sea Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.   In the year 1899 he came to this country with his parents who made Bloomfield, Neb. their home.  There he attended school and grew to young manhood and it was there that he enlisted in the service of his country when the call came for men.  He was first sent to Camp Funston, Kans., and was from there transferred to Camp Dix, at which camp he was stationed when hostilities ceased, and where he received his honorable discharge on the 28th day of December 1918.  He then returned to his home at Bloomfield, where he remained for a year or more and then came to Schleswig, where during 1912 he was employed on the farms of John Glau and others.  Last year he returned again to Bloomfield where he worked during the year and returned here only last fall.
His return was on account of illness which continued to grow worse after his arrival, and after two weeks of severe illness he gave up the battle and passed to eternal sleep.  'Death was due to cancer and hemorrhage of the stomach.  The young man had attained the age of 27 years and 6 months'.  He leaves to mourn his untimely death his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claus Maas, two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Munroe, of Sioux City, and Emma at home.
The bereaved family have the deep sympathy of all in this sad hour of their trial and sorrow.

Card of Thanks
It has pleased the Almighty God our Heavenly Father in his Providence to remove our dear beloved son and brother from this earthly life on Thursday, February 3, 1921.  It is our desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the many kind friends and neighbors for the many kindnesses and assistance rendered us during his illness and death.  Also do we wish to thank Rev. Wetzeler for his words of comfort and cheer and to all others for the aid and assistance rendered.  May God bless you all and may you ever be spared such sorrow as has befallen us.
Claus Maas and family
Mrs. A.G. Munroe and family

Submitted by: Cindy Frensko

George Henry Baumgarn
February 3, 1976
Hartley, Iowa

George Henry Baumgarn, son of Jurgen and Wilhelmina (Butschoff)Baumgarn, was born March 29, 1895 at Fehmarn Germany. He was educated in Germany and came to the U.S.A. in 1912. He was united in marriage to Augusta Jansen on February 23, 1921. They farmed near the communites of Sutherland, Ocheyedan and Hartley,moving into Hartley in 1953. He passed away February 1, 1976 at the age of 80,having been ill health for some time. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Augusta, one daughter,Dorothy and her husband Fred Bunjer, two sons, Robert and Carol Baumgarn and Donald and Adella Baumgarn. One  brother Joe of Hartley, Iowa  He is prceeded in death is his Parents,one sister and six brothers. 

Submitted by: Dennis H. Harmsen

Anna Margaretha Beeck
January 21, 1954
Schleswig Leader (Schleswig, Iowa)

Mrs. Fred Beeck Buried Saturday at Morgan Cemetery

Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Fred Beeck at Friedens Evangelical and Reformed church. Rev. A. F. Rinne read the following obituary:

Anna Margaretha Wetendorf was born March 26, 1876 in Burg, Island of Fehmarn, Germany and departed from this life on Thursday, January 14 at her home southwest of Schleswig. She reached the age of 77 years, 9 months and 18 days.

She was baptized as a child and later confirmed in her native land. On April 26, 1895 she was united in marriage to Christian Friedrich "Fred" Beeck. Five children were born to this union. The Beeck family remained in Germany until 1924, when they came to this country to make their home. During the past thirty years, they have lived on farms in the Denison and Schleswig communities.

In 1945, they retired from farming and built a small home near the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Jepsen. About three years ago, Mrs. Beeck suffered a stroke from which she never fully recovered. In 1952, she fell and broke her hip and for the next year and a half, she was confined to her wheel chair. Last November she suffered another stroke and since that time had been bedfast. Thus, death came as a relief from her suffering.

Mrs. Beeck was buried on Saturday in the same dress she was married in. She also wore this dress on their silver and golden wedding anniversaries.

She leaves to mourn her death, her husband, Fred; three daughters, Mrs. Dora (Herman) Jepsen of Schleswig, Mrs. Anna (Ernst) Duhnke of Burg, Germany and Mrs. Elsa (Edward) Jepsen of Charter Oak; one son, Fred Beeck of Denison; three half sisters, Mrs. Nicoline (Georg) Muller of Burg, Germany, Mrs. Dora (Thomas) Schroeder of Schleswig and Mrs. Amanda Grell of Denison; and one half brother, Henry Lafrenz of Denison. She was preceded in death by an infant son Henry, her mother and step-father and one half sister.

Interment was made in the Morgan Township Cemetery, Schleswig. The following were pallbearers, Fred Jepsen, Victor Jepsen, Herman Jepsen, Edward Jepsen, Theodore Abbe and Robert Beeck.

Christian H. Beeck
Akron Register-Tribune

Funeral services were held Monday, April 5 for Chris Beeck, age 83, of Chatsworth, Iowa at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Chatsworth, Iowa, Rev. Durwood Clauson officiating.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery at Akron, under the direction of the Schroeder Funeral Home.  Pall bearers were Stanley Koch, Donald Beeck, Eddie Beeck, Gerald Frerichs, Ronald Beeck and Robert Frerichs.

        Mr. Beeck was found dead at his home April 3, where he resided alone.

        He was born June 27, 1887 in Schleswig, Germany, coming to the United States in 1904.  On March 25, 1909 he was married to Meta Mangelson at Dennison, Iowa.  She died in January 1969.  Mr. Beeck was a long-time farmer in the Akron area before retiring and moving to Chatsworth in 1953.

        Survivors are his son Paul of LeMars; daughters, Mrs. Ida Groegen of Granville, Mrs. Elsie Frerichs, Mrs. Ella Frerichs, and Mrs. Rose Feauto, all of Akron and Mrs. Lillian Albert of Hinton; 28 grandchldren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Submitted by: Jerry Riessen

Fred J. Beeck
June 1973
Schleswig Leader

Fred J. Beeck was born in Burg Fehmarn, Germany on October 30, 1915 to Frederick Beeck and his wife Margaret nee Lafrentz.
He came to the United States in 1924, making his living by farming. On September 30, 1936, he married Lillian nee Jepsen and they farmed in the Schleswig area. Mr. Beeck passed away on Sunday, June 10, 1973, at the Crawfrod County Memorial Hospital, after an illness of several weeks.
Besides his wife, he is survived by six children, Art of Charter Oak, Bob of Denison, Larry of Schleswig, Judy (Mrs. Larry) Strandburg of Denison, Jane (Mrs. Doug) Dowty of Sioux City, and Lona Beeck; one sister Else (Mrs. F.T.) Jepsen of Charter Oak; thirteen grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 13, 1973, at the United Church of Christ in Schleswig with Rev. R. J. Ratzlaff officiating. Mrs. John Evers was the organist. Art Beeck sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "Going Home".
Pallbearers were: John H. Gosch, Louis B. Jepsen, Virgil Winquist, William Jeschke, William L. Gehring, and J. Henry Schroeder. Interment was in Morgan Cemetery.

Meta Beeck
Jan 1969
Akron Register-Tribune

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon of last week, January 25, for Mrs. Chris Beeck, 78, of Chatsworth, Iowa, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Chatsworth with Pastor Harris Hostager officiating.

        Meta M. Mangelson was born in Febmarn, Germany, on June 29, 1891 and passed away January 22, at the Akron Hospital following a long illness.  On March 25, 1909 she was united in marriage with Chris Beeck at Dennison, Iowa.  They resided in the Akron area most of their married lives until they retired and moved to Chatsworth in 1953.

        Survivors include the widower, a son, Paul Beeck, of LeMars; five daughters, Mrs. Paul Goergen, of Granville, Ia.; Mrs. Chris Albert, of Hinton, IA.; Mrs. Alvin Frerichs, Mrs. Edwin Frerichs, and Mrs. Vincent Feauto, all of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Meins, of Chatsworth and Dora Mangelson, in Germany; a brother, Jake Mangelson, of Hawarden; twenty-seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

        Music at the funeral services consisted of congregational singing of hymns "Abide With Me" and "On Christ The Solid Rock I Stand" with Marie Degen as organist.  Casket bearers were Leonard Koch, James Albert, Edward Beeck, Donald Beeck, Robert Frerichs and Ronald Beeck.  Interment was in Riverside Cemetery in Akron.

Mrs. Wilhelmine (Fred) Beeck
April 20 1967
Akron Register-Tribune

Mrs. Wilhelmine (Fred) Beeck, 79, of Akron died in a Sioux City hospital Monday of burns suffered two weeks ago in a home accident.

        Mrs. Beeck was severely burned April 6 when her clothes caught fire as she was bending over a cook stove.  She had been hospitalized in Sioux City since then.

        Mrs. Beeck, the former Wilhelmine Jahn, was born Oct. 25, 1887, at Oldenburg, Germany.  She was married to Mr. Beeck May 15, 1908 in Germany and they came to this country in 1912, settling on a farm near Akron.  They retired from farming and moved into Akron in the 1950s.  Mr. Beeck died in 1960.

        Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Carl Johnson of Craig, Iowa; seven sons, Gus, Chris, Henry, Albert, Carl, Emil and Alvin, all of Akron 28 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

        Funeral services are being held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Trinity Lutheran church, the Rev. Harris Hostager officiating.  Congregation singing, Mrs. Glen Gabel, organist, and burial in Riverside Cemetery.  Casket bearers were Clarence Marienau, Darrell Johnson, Donald Beeck, Dennis Beeck, Douglas Beeck, Ronald Kjose.

Submitted by: Dennis H. Harmsen

Agnes Begier
October 30, 1941
The Crofton Journal, Crofton, Nebraska


Resided Near Crofton Since 1909, Survived By Husband And Four Children

Furneral rites for Mrs. Nicolaus Begier, 59, were conducted at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Crofton last Friday afternoon with the Rev. Philemon Smith of Thabor Lutheran Church of Wausa officiating.  Mrs. Begier had been in failing health several years but was seriously ill only about a week preceeding her death on October 22 at the of 59 years, 5 months and 18 days.

Agnes Suckstorf was born in Albertsdorf, Fehmarn, Germany on April 26, 1882 to Herman and Emma (Voss) Suckstorf.  She was married there on June 7, 1902 to Nicolaus Begier.  The following September they came to America and settled near Pender, Nebraska.  In 1909 they came to the Crofton community and since have lived in the community southeast of Crofton being among the well known farmers in that territory.

To this union five children were born, Henry of Hartington, Nicolaus Jr., of Norfolk and Frederick, who passed away last spring; Mrs. Frank (Martha) Bruns of Crofton and Mrs. Arthur (Emma) Johnson of Hartington.  All of the surviving attended the funeral.

Other survivors besides her husband are; Emil and Herman Suckstorf, both of Bloomfield, Matthaus Suckstorf of Osmond and James and Hans Suckstorf, both of Lynch; two sisters, Mrs. Gustav (Julianna) Bahr of Bloomfield and Mrs. Emma Thiessen of Lynch.  There are also six grandchildren.

Pallbearers were M. A. Wakeley, Otto Woockman, Gust Johnson, Steve Wamburg, Paul Jacobs and Fritz Meier, all long time neighbors of the family.

She was proceded in death by her parents, one son, two brothers and one sister.

Submitted by: Dennis H. Harmsen

Henry F. Begier
June 8, 1995
Bloomfield Monitor (Bloomfield, Nebraska)

Henry Begier Rites Held June 6th

Funeral services for Henry F. Begier, 92, of Bloomfield, were held Tuesday, June 6, 1995 at 10:30 a.m. at Brockhaus-Scott Funeral Home in Bloomfield.  Rev. Phillip Hannemann officiated with burial in Bloomfield Cemetery.

Henry F. Begier was born September 29, 1902 in Albertsdorf, Fehmarn, Germany to Nicholaus and Agnes (Suckstorf) Begier.  He came to the United States at age two with his parents and they lived in Thurston County and later in the Hartington and Crofton areas.  On March 5, 1930, he married Bertina Norman.  They lived on a farm in the Pleasant Valley area until retirement.

Bertina died December 9, 1992.  Henry passed away June 2, 1995 at the Good Samaritan Center in Bloomfield at the age of ninety two years.

Survivors include sons and spouses, Roland and Donna Begier of Tucumcari, NM., and Rodney and Marilyn Begier of Miltona, MN.; three grandchildren, Kim Burns of Tucumcari, NM., Randy Begier of Tenntain Hills, AZ., and Christine Begier of Long Praire, MN.; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers, Nicholaus Jr. and Frederick and two sisters, Martha Bruns and Emma Johnson.

Submitted by: Marion E. Travis

Amalia Dorothea (Mollie Tanck) Binnebose
February 8, 1949
Marshall Minnesota Messenger

Mollie Binnebose

   Funeral services for Mollie Binnebose were conducted Thrusday, Jan. 27 at the First English Lutheran church in Marshall with the Rev. Merland T. Johnson officiating. She died Jan. 24 at the Asbury hospital in Minneapolis after an illness of nine weeks.
   Burial was in the Woodlawn cemetery at Pipestone with Frank Marks, Ben Spong, Henry Fuhrmann, Walter Paradis, John, Maxwell and Fred Fligge serving as pallbearers.
   Mrs. Binnebose was born April 22, 1882 at Faimen, Germany, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Tanck. She was 66 years, 9 months and 2 days old at the time of her death.
   She came with her parents to America in 1883 when she was one year old. The family settled at Keystone, Iowa, and moved to Pipestone, Minn., about eight years later. She was a confirmed member of the Lutheran church.
   Her marriage to Julius Binnebose of Pipestone took place July 22, 1904. They moved to Lyon County in 1916. Six boys and one girl were born to them, one son dying at birth.
   Surviving are her husband, and the following children, Neil, Roy and Edward of Marshall, Harold and William of Russell and Mrs. Anton Carlson of Marshall.  There are also 10 grandchildren. Sisters and brothers surviving are Mrs. Jacob Both of Elko, Mrs. Jake Johannsen of Pipestone and Miss Gertrude Tanck of Los Angeles, Calif., William and Henry Tanck of Pipestone, Louis Tanck of Norfolk, Nebr., and Mrs. Edward Eggers of Wheaton.
   Relatives and friends from out-of-town who attended the services were:  Mr. and Mrs. J. Kruger, William and Henry Tanck, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Johannsen, Mr. and Mrs. John Johannson, Mr. and Mrs. Lou Johannsen, Mr. and Mrs. John Grove, all of Pipestone, Mrs. Edward Eggers of Wheaton, August, Fred and Armund Binnebose of Willmar, Mr. and Mrs. Lars Kolsrud of Hills, Minn., and Harry Lembke of Hinton, Iowa.

Note: Amalia (Mollie) Binnebose was born at Petersdorf, Fehmarn.

Submitted by: Dennis H. Harmsen

Ferdinand H. Bloehs
June 12, 1939
Davenport Democrat (Davenport, Iowa)


Ferdinand Bloehs, 64, retired farmer, died at 3:20 a.m., Sunday in his home in Wilton following an illness of two years.

Ferdinand Heinrich Bloehs was born April 24, 1875 in Sahrensdorf, Fehmarn, Germany to Johann and Catharina (Paasch) BloB and came to America to the Wilton area with his parents in 1883 and was educated in the rural schools.

On January 25, 1899 he married Bertha Ruhser in Davenport, Iowa.  The couple engaged in farming five miles north of Wilton, where they remained until six years ago, when they retired and moved to Wilton.

Surviving are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Velma) Schroeder of Tipton, IA., Mrs. Harvey (Alma) Eriksen of Wilton, IA., and Mrs. Ralph (Clara) Bujowski of New Liberty, IA.; and one son, Harry Bloehs of Wilton, IA.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter and one brother.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday in the family home and at 1:30 p.m., in the Durant chapel.  The Rev. Fred J. Rolf of Rock Island will officiate.  The family asks that flowers be omitted.  Burial will be in the Durant Cemetery, Durant, Iowa.

Submitted by: Dennis H. Harmsen

Theodor Heinrich Bockwoldt
May 18, 1920
The Davenport Democrat and Leader (Davenport, Iowa)


Theodore Bockwoldt Dies of Injuries at Mercy Hospital

The broken and unconscious form of Theodore Bockwoldt, 35 years old, was found lying on the Rock Island right of way near West Second Street and Division Street about 9:25 o'clock last night.  Bockwoldt died at 1 o'clock this morning at Mercy Hospital from his injuries.

Police and county authorities have been unable to ascertain what train or engine it was which struck the man and caused his death, and the witness who found him, E. Rickerson of Muscatine had left town this morning.

The right side of Bockwoldt's body was crushed by the impact, his arm was shattered and his ribs broken.  A piece of his trousers had been ripped from the rest of the garment and was found several yards from where the injured man lay, when first discovered.

The case was turned over to Coroner Clarence Ebert and he is now investigating.  An inquiry into the man's death will probably be held Thursday evening, it was announced.  Meanwhile efforts are being made to find the crew of the Kansas City train, which passes through Davenport about 9:05 o'clock in the evening.

It is believed that this train was the one which caused Bockwoldt's injuries and subsequent death.  Police and other officials are also attempting to find out where Bockwoldt spent the early part of the evening.  As he was a carpenter, it is thought that he might have attended the session of the striking carpenters.  This has not been verified.

Bockwoldt was found by E. Rickerson about 9:25 o'clock, as the latter was walking west along the railroad right of way.  Rickerson's attention was attracted by groans coming from the side of the track.  Investigating behind Frank's Foundry, he discovered the shattered Bockwoldt.

The ambulance was rushed to the place of accident and the fatally hurt man speeded to Mercy Hospital, where he was attended by Dr. Middleton.  So serious were his internal injuries however, that death resulted about four hours after his discovery.

Theodor Heinrich Bockwoldt was born November 17, 1884 in Strukkamp, Fehmarn, Germany to Peter and Anna (Jahn) Bockwoldt and came to this country in May of 1896.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Dora Thiel; three brothers, Hans, John and Julius; and one sister, Mrs. Robert (Dora) Bowser, all of Davenport.  He was preceded in death by his father, a step-father and one sister. 

The funeral was held Thursday afternoon from the home of his mother, 518 Oak Street, at 3 o'clock.  Johannes Kroeger was in charge of the services and burial was made at Fairmount Cemetery.  Six members of Carpenter's Union No. 4 served as pallbearers.  They were: E. Peters, H. Westphal, George H. Martin, R. Ingledew, William Hoffman and John Jeske.

Submitted by: Dennis H. Harmsen

Anna Boll
March 19, 1951
Davenport Democrat (Davenport, Iowa)


Mrs. Anna Boll, 72, a resident of New Liberty the past seven years, died at 1:25am, Sunday at Mercy Hospital in Davenport after an illness of two weeks.

The body was taken to the Runge Mortuary, Davenport, where services will be held in the chapel at 1:30pm, Wednesday.  Burial will be in the New Liberty Cemetery.

Anna Hass was born July 23, 1878 in Lemkendorf, Fehmarn to Johann and Catharina (Russau) Hass and came to this country with her parents, directly to Scott County, at the age of 9.  She married Fritz Boll on November 29, 1901 in Davenport.  Following their marriage the couple farmed in Liberty township, until moving into New Liberty seven years ago.  Mr. Boll died in November of last year.

Surviving are two sons, Frank and William Boll, both of Tipton, IA.; one brother, John Hass of Stockton, IA.; one half brother, Carl Ploen of Durant, IA.; two half sisters, Mrs. August (Margaret) Rahlf of Minnesota and Mrs. William (Bertha) Ewoldt of New Liberty, IA.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two half brothers and one half sister.

Submitted by: Dennis H. Harmsen

Margaretha Dorothea Buegge
November 24, 1941
Davenport Democrat Leader (Davenport, Iowa)


Mrs. Margaretha Buegge, 77, 1343 West 14th Street, a resident of Davenport for nearly 60 years, died at 4:48 a.m., Monday at St. Luke's hospital Davenport, following a brief illness.

Born December 5, 1863 in Wulfen, island of Fehmarn, Germany to Hans and Catharina (Lafrenz) Wetendorf, she was educated in that country and at the age of 18, came to Davenport. She married Johannes Heinrich Buegge on August 5, 1881 in Davenport. He died in May of 1930. She was of Lutheran faith and a member of the LeiderToffle of the Northwest Davenport Turner society.

Surviving are two sons, John Buegge of Davenport, IA., and Harry Buegge of San Francisco, CA.; one daughter, Mrs. Frieda (John) Dismer of Waterloo, IA.; one brother, Julius Wetendorf of Germany; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday in the Everson and Anderson mortuary, Davenport. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport.

Submitted by: Jerry Riessen

Louise (Schwarzlos) Buhmann
December 21, 1916
The Osmond Republican

Mrs. Louise Buhmann died at Crofton, Nebraska on Saturday, December 9, 1916 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ada Langbehn, at the age of 74 years, 2 months, and 5 days.  Louise was born October 7, 1843 in Fehmarn, Germany.  She was married to Johannes Buhmann May 8, 1878 in Grossenbrode, Holstein, Germany, and nine years afterwards her husband passed away.  Together with her children she came to the United States in 1906, settling near McLean, this state, and a year later moved to Bloomfield, Neb.

She was a kind neighbor, a loving mother and a good Christian women.  She is survived by four children—Mrs. Ada Langbehn, John Buhmann, Mrs. Margretha Boldenow and William Buhmann, the latter son still residing on the old homestead in Germany.  She is also survived by two sisters—Katrina, Mrs. Carl Scheel of McLean, and Doris, Mrs. Henry Riessen, of Osmond.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Ollenburg, and internment was made in the Crofton Cemetery. 

The Osmond Republican
December 21, 1916

Submitted by: Dennis H. Harmsen

Dorothea Christine Henriette Bulfer
February 22, 1962
Marshalltown Times Republican (Marshalltown, Iowa)

Mrs. Bulfer of Laurel Dies at 89

Mrs. Dora Bulfer, 89, longtime resident of the Laurel community, died at the Sherman Nursing Home Thursday morning, February 22, 1962 where she had been a patient for the last year and a half.

Dorothea Christine Henriette Lafrenz was born on November 20, 1872 in Meeschendorf, Fehmarn, Germany to Joachim and Louise (Lehmbeck) Lafrenz.  She received her education in Germany.  When she was 19 years old, she came to America coming directly to Kellogg in Jasper County.

In 1893 she was married to John Wulf and to this union two children were born, a daughter who died in infancy and Fred Wulf of Route 1.  Mr. Wulf died in 1897.  On December 16, 1909 she was married to John C. Bulfer in Carroll, Iowa and they always made their home in Laurel where Mr. Bulfer died in 1936.  She was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Mrs. Bulfer was a member of the Laurel Evangelical United Brethren Church.

Surviving are her son, Fred Wulf of Route 1, and a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Ehricks of Holstein.

Services will be from the Laurel Evangelical United Brethren Church at 2 p.m., Monday with Dr. W. A. Spring, pastor, in charge.  Burial will be the Graceland Cemetery at Laurel.  Friends may call at the Estel-Perrin Funeral Home until 9:30 a.m., Monday.


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