Christina Elvina Gall

F, b. March 1874, d. after 1930
Father*Balthazar Gall b. Oct 1843, d. a Apr 1910
Mother*Barbara Mayer b. Jul 1847, d. a Apr 1910
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationChristina Elvina Gall was also known as Tina.
Name VariationChristina Elvina Gall was also known as Christine.
Married Namecirca 1896As of circa 1896,her married name was Trautman.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthMarch 1874Christina Elvina Gall was born in March 1874 at Worms, Odessa, Ukraine, Russia.
She was the daughter of Balthazar Gall and Barbara Mayer.
Marriagecirca 1896Christina Elvina Gall married Jacob William Trautman circa 1896.
Deathafter 1930Christina Elvina Gall died after 1930.
Census DateLocationDescription
11 June 1880Hutchinson, Dakota TerritoryChristina Elvina Gall was listed as a daughter in Balthazar Gall's household on the 1880 Census at Hutchinson, Dakota Territory.1
  • Christina Elvina Gall immigrated with Balthazar Gall and Barbara Mayer in 1874.
  • Christina Elvina Gall had 3 with 3 living in 1900 children.

Children of Christina Elvina Gall and Jacob William Trautman

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED29. Page 10. Dwelling 97.

Johan Gall

M, b. February 1878
Father*Balthazar Gall b. Oct 1843, d. a Apr 1910
Mother*Barbara Mayer b. Jul 1847, d. a Apr 1910
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohan Gall was also known as John.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthFebruary 1878Johan Gall was born in February 1878 at Dakota Territory.
He was the son of Balthazar Gall and Barbara Mayer.
Marriagecirca 1898Johan Gall married Christina (?) circa 1898.
Census DateLocationDescription
11 June 1880Hutchinson, Dakota TerritoryJohan Gall was listed as a son in Balthazar Gall's household on the 1880 Census at Hutchinson, Dakota Territory.1
5 July 1900Township 95, Gregory, South DakotaJohan Gall was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Township 95, Gregory, South Dakota.2

Child of Johan Gall and Christina (?)

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED29. Page 10. Dwelling 97.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED41. Dwelling 345.

Elizabeth Gall

F, b. circa 1879
Father*Balthazar Gall b. Oct 1843, d. a Apr 1910
Mother*Barbara Mayer b. Jul 1847, d. a Apr 1910
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1879Elizabeth Gall was born circa 1879 at Dakota Territory.
She was the daughter of Balthazar Gall and Barbara Mayer.
Census DateLocationDescription
11 June 1880Hutchinson, Dakota TerritoryElizabeth Gall was listed as a daughter in Balthazar Gall's household on the 1880 Census at Hutchinson, Dakota Territory.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED29. Page 10. Dwelling 97.

Amelia Gall

F, b. July 1883
Father*Balthazar Gall b. Oct 1843, d. a Apr 1910
Mother*Barbara Mayer b. Jul 1847, d. a Apr 1910
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJuly 1883Amelia Gall was born in July 1883 at South Dakota.
She was the daughter of Balthazar Gall and Barbara Mayer.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 July 1900Township 95, Gregory, South DakotaAmelia Gall was listed as a daughter in Balthazar Gall's household on the 1900 Census at Township 95, Gregory, South Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED41. Dwelling 338.

Christina (?)

F, b. June 1880
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1898As of circa 1898,her married name was Gall.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthJune 1880Christina (?) was born in June 1880 at South Dakota.
Marriagecirca 1898She married Johan Gall, son of Balthazar Gall and Barbara Mayer, circa 1898.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 July 1900Township 95, Gregory, South DakotaChristina (?) was listed as wife in Johan Gall's household on the 1900 Census at Township 95, Gregory, South Dakota.1
  • Christina (?) had 1 with 1 living in 1900 children.

Child of Christina (?) and Johan Gall

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED41. Dwelling 345.

Philip Gall

M, b. September 1899
Father*Johan Gall b. Feb 1878
Mother*Christina (?) b. Jun 1880
Life EventDateDescription
BirthSeptember 1899Philip Gall was born in September 1899 at South Dakota.
He was the son of Johan Gall and Christina (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
5 July 1900Township 95, Gregory, South DakotaPhilip Gall was listed as a son in Johan Gall's household on the 1900 Census at Township 95, Gregory, South Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED41. Dwelling 345.

Peter Thurstenson

M, b. 6 February 1869, d. 23 July 1941
Life EventDateDescription
MarriagePeter Thurstenson married Ida (?).
Birth6 February 1869Peter Thurstenson was born on 6 February 1869 at Sweden.
Death23 July 1941He died on 23 July 1941 at Boyd, Nebraska, at age 72.

Children of Peter Thurstenson and Ida (?)

Ida (?)

F, b. 23 February 1884, d. 28 June 1952
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Thurstenson.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageIda (?) married Peter Thurstenson.
Birth23 February 1884Ida (?) was born on 23 February 1884 at Nebraska.
Death28 June 1952She died on 28 June 1952 at Gregory, South Dakota, at age 68.

Children of Ida (?) and Peter Thurstenson

Anna Marie Thurstenson

F, b. 8 September 1909
Father*Peter Thurstenson b. 6 Feb 1869, d. 23 Jul 1941
Mother*Ida (?) b. 23 Feb 1884, d. 28 Jun 1952
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 September 1909Anna Marie Thurstenson was born on 8 September 1909.
She was the daughter of Peter Thurstenson and Ida (?).

Erwin Frederick Gerald Wacker

M, b. circa 1906, d. 24 October 1948
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1906Erwin Frederick Gerald Wacker was born circa 1906.
Marriage21 September 1930He married Clara Leone Gall, daughter of Balthaser James Gall and Magdalena Bentz, on 21 September 1930.
Death24 October 1948Erwin Frederick Gerald Wacker died on 24 October 1948 at Billings, Montana.

Christina Stroh

F, b. 15 August 1859, d. 21 March 1936
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name28 January 1881As of 28 January 1881,her married name was Bentz.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 August 1859Christina Stroh was born on 15 August 1859 at Neudorf, Russia.
Marriage18 January 1881She married Jacob Bentz, son of George Friedrich Bentz and Katharina Kirschenmann, on 18 January 1881 at Bergdorf, Russia.
Death21 March 1936Christina Stroh died on 21 March 1936 at Fairfax, Gregory, South Dakota, at age 76.

Child of Christina Stroh and Jacob Bentz

Katharina Kirschenmann

F, b. 15 October 1837, d. 15 August 1862
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name13 November 1856As of 13 November 1856,her married name was Bentz.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 October 1837Katharina Kirschenmann was born on 15 October 1837 at Neudorf, Russia.
Marriage13 November 1856She married George Friedrich Bentz on 13 November 1856 at Glueckstal, Russia.
Death15 August 1862Katharina Kirschenmann died on 15 August 1862 at Neudorf, Russia, at age 24.

Child of Katharina Kirschenmann and George Friedrich Bentz

Mary A. Noelle

F, b. 6 May 1916, d. 11 November 2009
Father*Frank Noelle b. c 1864, d. 19 Jan 1930
Mother*Theresia Tillmann b. 4 Nov 1889, d. Jun 1964
Mary Noelle
Mary Noelle - young woman
Mary Noelle Kleinschmit
Mary Noelle Kleinschmit
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMary A. Noelle was also known as Marie.
Married Name7 June 1943As of 7 June 1943,her married name was Kleinschmit.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth6 May 1916Mary A. Noelle was born on 6 May 1916 at Westfalen, Germany, also reported as 09 May 1916.
She was the daughter of Frank Noelle and Theresia Tillmann.
Marriage7 June 1943Mary A. Noelle married Cletus William Kleinschmit, son of Peter Kleinschmit and Gertrude Witte, on 7 June 1943 Cletus' brother, Gerald, and my sister, Dorothy, were our witnesses.
Death11 November 2009Mary A. Noelle died on 11 November 2009 at age 93 Mary A. Kleinschmit, age 93 of Hartington, died Wednesday November 11, 2009 at the Avera Yankton Care Center in Yankton, SD.

Mass of Christian burial will be on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family (Sts. Peter & Paul) Catholic Church in Bow Valley with the Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Bow Valley. Visitation will be on Friday from 2-5:00 p.m. with a 3:00 p.m. rosary at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. Visitation continues at the church at 6pm Friday with a Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m. There will be one hour of visitation at the church on Saturday prior to service time. To send an online sympathy card go to www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com .

Pallbearers will be Cletus (Clay) Kleinschmit, Paul, Justin, Mark, Jim, Tom, and Nate Kleinschmit, and David Schock.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Sts. Peter & Paul Rosary Club.

Mary was born on May 6, 1916 at Bockum, Westfalen, Germany to Frank and Theresia (Tillman) Noelle. Her father, who had emigrated to the US from Germany and became a US citizen some two decades earlier, moved seven year-old Mary and her family to the US in 1923 aboard the SS. George Washington. The Noelle’s settled in rural Laurel, Nebraska where Frank had purchased a farm. Mary went to a country school through 8th grade, and “Catechism School” for two weeks in Wayne every summer. She went on to attend high school at St. Frances in Randolph, then to Wayne State College to earn a teaching certificate. Mary taught in several northern Cedar County schools, ending up in Fordyce, where she met Cletus Kleinschmit at a dance. Mary and Cletus were married on June 7, 1943 in Bow Valley.

Mary and Cletus farmed together and raised five children in rural Bow Valley. Mary was a Renaissance Woman, intellectually curious and ready to learn about a variety of subjects. She was an excellent gardener, seamstress, amateur historian, baker, homemade ice cream maker, card and spider solitaire player, among other talents. Mary stayed connected to her family and friends in Germany, keeping an active correspondence with them, and in 1996, traveled back to Germany with her daughter to visit.

Mary had a strong Catholic faith that she practiced daily. She was also very active in the church, participating in Christian Mothers (CCW), Catholic Daughters and Rosary Club, sewing blankets for the missions, baptismal garments for the parish, and burial garments for babies that were stillborn or miscarried. In her earlier days, Mary also transported Franciscan teaching Sisters to various destinations. She was part of the committee that researched and wrote a history of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church to commemorate in 2001 the 125th anniversary of the parish. In later years, Mary wrote a comprehensive history of her family and life that she shared with her children and grandchildren: The best Christmas present she ever gave.

Mary is survived by 5 children and their spouses, William and Elizabeth Kleinschmit of Bow Valley, Edwin and Carolyn Kleinschmit of Crofton, Martin and Linda Kleinschmit of Bow Valley, Lois and Irvin Schock of Dakota City, and Roger and Debra Kleinschmit of Canton, SD; 23 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Dorothy and Mike Gubbels of Columbus.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband Cletus who died on March 9, 1994 at age 75, sisters Sr. Theresa, Frances, and Elsie Noelle May, brothers Frank and Henry; and a great-grandson Dalton Gall.
Yankton Press and Dakotan
November 13, 2009.
Census DateLocationDescription
8 April 1930Wilbur, Wayne, NebraskaMary A. Noelle was listed as a daughter in Theresia Tillmann's household on the 1930 Census at Wilbur, Wayne, Nebraska.1
  • At wrote biography which is available at http://marykleinschmit.com/ Mary's Book - Memories of a German Girl in America.
  • Mary A. Noelle immigrated with Frank Noelle and Theresia Tillmann on 15 June 1923 at arrived on the S.S. George Washington; final destination Wayne County, Nebraska.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED18. Dwelling 34.

Mildred Veronica Duman

F, b. 25 January 1919, d. 9 April 2007
Father*Benjamin Duman b. c 1887
Mother*Leona Wiebelhaus b. c 1890
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name8 October 1940As of 8 October 1940,her married name was Pinkelman.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth25 January 1919Mildred Veronica Duman was born on 25 January 1919 at South Dakota.
She was the daughter of Benjamin Duman and Leona Wiebelhaus.
Marriage8 October 1940Mildred Veronica Duman married Julius Fritz Pinkelman, son of Jacob Pinkelman and Emma Schroeder, on 8 October 1940.
Death9 April 2007Mildred Veronica Duman died on 9 April 2007 at age 88 Mildred V. Pinkelman, 88 and formerly of Wynot, Nebraska, died on Monday, April 9, 2007 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, April 13, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot, NE with the Rev. Charles Duman and Rev. Michael Keating officiating. Burial will be at the Sts. Philip and James Cemetery in St. James, NE. Visitation will be on Thursday from 1-5:30 a.m. with a rosary at 2:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. There will be a Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m. at the Church in Wynot on Thursday. Pallbearers will be Eric Melstad, Tony Pinkelman, Lee Wilwerding, Tom DeBlauw, Phillip Pinkelman, Gregory Kleinschmit, Tom Pinkelman, Nick Suing, Vincent Pinkelman, Jacob Pinkelman, Wesley Pinkleman, Jon Pinkelman. Honorary Pallbearers will be all the remaining grandchildren. Mildred Veronica Pinkelman was born on January 25, 1919 in Yankton, SD to Ben and Leona (Wiebelhaus) Duman. She grew up in the Hartington and Wynot area and graduated from Wynot High School. She worked as a nurse's aide at St. Lukes Hospital in Sioux City, IA and also as a housekeeper for a family in Sioux City prior to her marriage. Mildred married Julius Fritz Pinkelman on October 8, 1940 in St. James, NE. She and Julius farmed east of St. James until Julius retired in 1983. They then moved to Wynot. Julius died on February 26, 2000 at the age of 83 years. Mildred moved to Yankton in 2000 and remained there until her death. She was a former member of the Sts. Philip and James Catholic Church in St. James and the Ladies Guild, Legion of Mary. Mildred loved her family and grandchildren. She had a great sense of humor and was always a very giving person. She played the piano by ear, loved to laugh, read, and garden. She also was very fond of her chicken collection. Mildred is survived by her 12 children and their spouses; Kenneth and Rose Pinkelman of Wynot, Ruth and Gail Wilwerding of Davenport, IA, Barbara and Leon Melstad of Hot Springs, SD, Robert and Linda Pinkelman of Ponca, NE, Elizabeth and William Kleinschmit of Hartington, Michael and Janet Pinkelman of Brewster, KS, Dorothy and Don DeBlauw of Healy, Alaska, Russell and Jeannie Pinkelman of Delta Junction, Alaska, Donald and Darla Pinkelman of Fremont, NE, Eugene and Gerri Pinkelman of Wynot, John and Jean Pinkelman of Fordyce, Joan and Duane Suing of Crofton; 38 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Rev. Charles Duman of Salem, SD, George Duman of Omaha, NE; 1 sister, Marge Seiler of Sioux City, IA. Preceding Mildred in death were her parents, husband Julius, 6 month old daughter, Mary Frances, great grandson, Dalton Gall, 2 sisters, Mercedes Goedert, and Maureen Pinkelman.
Census DateLocationDescription
5 May 1930Precinct 6, Cedar, NebraskaMildred Veronica Duman was listed as a daughter in Benjamin Duman's household on the 1930 Census at Precinct 6, Cedar, Nebraska.1

Children of Mildred Veronica Duman and Julius Fritz Pinkelman

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED8. Dwelling 51.

Julius Fritz Pinkelman

M, b. 2 May 1916, d. 26 February 2000
Father*Jacob Pinkelman b. 20 Jun 1885, d. Jan 1967
Mother*Emma Schroeder b. c 1886, d. b Aug 1999
Life EventDateDescription
Birth2 May 1916Julius Fritz Pinkelman was born on 2 May 1916 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Jacob Pinkelman and Emma Schroeder.
Marriage8 October 1940Julius Fritz Pinkelman married Mildred Veronica Duman, daughter of Benjamin Duman and Leona Wiebelhaus, on 8 October 1940.
Death26 February 2000Julius Fritz Pinkelman died on 26 February 2000 at age 83 Julius F. Pinkelman, 83, died Feb. 26,2000, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa. Visitation was Feb. 29 at the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington. A vigil service was held later that evening at Sts. Philip and James Catholic Church, St. James. Mass of Christian Burial will be March 1 at Sts. Philip and James Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with Rev. Jay Kruse officiating. Burial will be in Sts. Philip and James Cemetery, St. James. Pallbearers will be Tony Pinkelman, Jim Pinkelman, Phillip Pinkelman, Jack DeBlauw, Greg Kleinschmit and Jacob Pinkelman. Honorary pallbearers will be the remaining 32 grandchildren. Julius was born May 2, 1916, to Jacob and Emma (Schroeder) in Wynot. He married Mildred Duman Oct. 8, 1940, in St. James. He lived in the Wynot area all of his life. He farmed east of St. James until 1983, when he retired and moved to Wynot. He was a lifelong member of Sts. Philip and James Catholic Church and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. Survivors include his wife, Mildred, Wynot; 12 children and spouses, Kenneth and Rose Pinkelman, Wynot; Ruth and Gail Wilwerding, Davenport, Iowa: Barbara and Leon Melstad, Hot Springs, S.D; Robert and Linda Pinkelman, Ponca; Elizabeth and William Kleinschmit, Hartington; Michael and Janet Pinkelman, Crofton; Dorothy and Don DeBlauw, Healy, Alaska; Russell and Jeannie Pinkelman, Delta Junction, Alaska; Donald and Darla Pinkelman, Fremont; Eugene and Gerri Pinkelman, Wynot; John and Jean Pinkelman, Fordyce: Joan and Duane Suing, Crofton; 38 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a six month old daughter, Mary Frances; three brothers, Arthur, Leonard and Edwin Pinkelman; and a sister, Irene Kleinschmit. Wednesday, March 1, 2000-CEDAR COUNTY NEWS.
Census DateLocationDescription
4 March 1920Precinct 7, Cedar, NebraskaJulius Fritz Pinkelman was listed as a son in Jacob Pinkelman's household on the 1920 Census at Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska.1
2 April 1930Precinct 7, Cedar, NebraskaJulius Fritz Pinkelman was listed as a son in Jacob Pinkelman's household on the 1930 Census at Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska.2
  • Julius Fritz Pinkelman obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Wynot, Cedar, Nebraska.

Children of Julius Fritz Pinkelman and Mildred Veronica Duman

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska; Roll: T625_983; Page: 58A; Enumeration District: 42; Image: 102.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED10. Dwelling 88.

Peter Kleinschmit

M, b. 14 April 1870, d. 2 February 1923
Father*Johann Peter Kleinschmit b. 1 Feb 1839, d. 18 Apr 1904
Mother*Elizabeth Schaefer b. 25 Jan 1841, d. 9 Nov 1881
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 April 1870Peter Kleinschmit was born on 14 April 1870 at Nebraska also reported as Wisconsin.
He was the son of Johann Peter Kleinschmit and Elizabeth Schaefer.
Marriage1898Peter Kleinschmit married Gertrude Witte, daughter of Herman Witte and Gertrude Rupiper, in 1898 at Cedar, Nebraska, license issued May 19, 1898.
Death2 February 1923Peter Kleinschmit died on 2 February 1923 at Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, at age 52.
Census DateLocationDescription
12 August 1870Saint Helena, Cedar, NebraskaPeter Kleinschmit was listed in Johann Peter Kleinschmit's household on the 1870 Census at Saint Helena, Cedar, Nebraska.1
1880Precinct 3, Cedar, NebraskaPeter Kleinschmit was listed as a son in Johann Peter Kleinschmit's household on the 1880 Census at Precinct 3, Cedar, Nebraska.2
18 June 1900Precinct 13, Cedar, NebraskaPeter Kleinschmit was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Precinct 13, Cedar, Nebraska, living between John and Theodore Kleinschmit.3
30 April 1910Saint Helena, Cedar, NebraskaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Saint Helena, Cedar, Nebraska, living next door to Theodore Kleinschmit.4
9 January 1920Precinct 4, Cedar, NebraskaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Precinct 4, Cedar, Nebraska.5

Children of Peter Kleinschmit and Gertrude Witte

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 131. Dwelling 936. Page 15.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED35. Dwelling 92.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED34. Dwelling 68.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED41. Dwelling 49.

Gertrude Witte

F, b. 7 June 1881, d. 2 January 1963
Father*Herman Witte b. Feb 1838, d. 12 Jan 1929
Mother*Gertrude Rupiper b. Feb 1842, d. 29 Mar 1915
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1898As of 1898,her married name was Kleinschmit.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 June 1881Gertrude Witte was born on 7 June 1881 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Herman Witte and Gertrude Rupiper.
Marriage1898Gertrude Witte married Peter Kleinschmit, son of Johann Peter Kleinschmit and Elizabeth Schaefer, in 1898 at Cedar, Nebraska, license issued May 19, 1898.
Death2 January 1963Gertrude Witte died on 2 January 1963 at age 81.
Census DateLocationDescription
18 June 1900Precinct 13, Cedar, NebraskaGertrude Witte was listed as wife in Peter Kleinschmit's household on the 1900 Census at Precinct 13, Cedar, Nebraska; living between John and Theodore Kleinschmit.1
30 April 1910Saint Helena, Cedar, NebraskaGertrude Witte was listed as wife in Peter Kleinschmit's household on the 1910 Census at Saint Helena, Cedar, Nebraska; living next door to Theodore Kleinschmit.2
9 January 1920Precinct 4, Cedar, NebraskaGertrude Witte was listed as wife in Peter Kleinschmit's household on the 1920 Census at Precinct 4, Cedar, Nebraska.3
10 April 1930Precinct 4, Cedar, NebraskaGertrude Witte was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Precinct 4, Cedar, Nebraska.4
14 May 1940Cedar, NebraskaShe was listed as mother in Alphons Kleinschmit's household on the 1940 Census at Cedar, Nebraska.5
  • Gertrude Witte had 2 with 0 living in 1900 children.
  • She had 8 with 6 living in 1910 children.
  • On 19 January 1938 at Mrs. Gertrude Kleinschmit visiting brothers J. J. Witte and W. B. Witte.
    Mrs. Gertrude Kleinschmit visiting brothers J. J. Witte and W. B. Witte. 19 Jan 1938 Carroll Daily Herald (Carroll, IA)

Children of Gertrude Witte and Peter Kleinschmit

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED35. Dwelling 92.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED34. Dwelling 68.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED41. Dwelling 49.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED5. Dwelling 57.
  5. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: , Cedar, Nebraska; Roll: T627_2240; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 14-5.

Jacob Pinkelman

M, b. 20 June 1885, d. January 1967
Father*Frank Pinkelman b. 4 Aug 1832, d. 20 Jun 1907
Mother*Elizabeth Wohltering b. Oct 1843, d. a Jun 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJacob Pinkelman was also known as Jake.
Name VariationJacob Pinkelman was also known as Jakob.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 June 1885Jacob Pinkelman was born on 20 June 1885 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Frank Pinkelman and Elizabeth Wohltering.
Marriagecirca December 1909Jacob Pinkelman married Emma Schroeder circa December 1909.
DeathJanuary 1967Jacob Pinkelman died in January 1967 at age 81.
Census DateLocationDescription
15 June 1900Precinct 2, Cedar, NebraskaJacob Pinkelman was listed as a son in Frank Pinkelman's household on the 1900 Census at Precinct 2, Cedar, Nebraska.1
May 1910Precinct 7, Cedar, NebraskaJacob Pinkelman was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska.2
4 March 1920Precinct 7, Cedar, NebraskaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska.3
2 April 1930Precinct 7, Cedar, NebraskaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska.4
  • Jacob Pinkelman obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Wynot, Cedar, Nebraska.

Children of Jacob Pinkelman and Emma Schroeder

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Precinct 2, Cedar, Nebraska; Roll: T623_919; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 34.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska; Roll: T624_840; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0037; Image: 531; FHL Number: 1374853.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska; Roll: T625_983; Page: 58A; Enumeration District: 42; Image: 102.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED10. Dwelling 88.

Emma Schroeder

F, b. circa 1886, d. before August 1999
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca December 1909As of circa December 1909,her married name was Pinkelman.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1886Emma Schroeder was born circa 1886 at Nebraska.
Marriagecirca December 1909She married Jacob Pinkelman, son of Frank Pinkelman and Elizabeth Wohltering, circa December 1909.
Deathbefore August 1999Emma Schroeder died before August 1999.
Census DateLocationDescription
May 1910Precinct 7, Cedar, NebraskaEmma Schroeder was listed as wife in Jacob Pinkelman's household on the 1910 Census at Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska.1
4 March 1920Precinct 7, Cedar, NebraskaEmma Schroeder was listed as wife in Jacob Pinkelman's household on the 1920 Census at Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska.2
2 April 1930Precinct 7, Cedar, NebraskaEmma Schroeder was listed as wife in Jacob Pinkelman's household on the 1930 Census at Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska.3

Children of Emma Schroeder and Jacob Pinkelman

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska; Roll: T624_840; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0037; Image: 531; FHL Number: 1374853.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska; Roll: T625_983; Page: 58A; Enumeration District: 42; Image: 102.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED10. Dwelling 88.

Kenneth C. Pinkelman

M, b. 13 January 1942, d. 18 April 2016
Father*Julius Fritz Pinkelman b. 2 May 1916, d. 26 Feb 2000
Mother*Mildred Veronica Duman b. 25 Jan 1919, d. 9 Apr 2007
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationKenneth C. Pinkelman was also known as Kenny.
Name VariationKenneth C. Pinkelman was also known as Ken.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth13 January 1942Kenneth C. Pinkelman was born on 13 January 1942 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Julius Fritz Pinkelman and Mildred Veronica Duman.
Death18 April 2016Kenneth C. Pinkelman died on 18 April 2016 at age 74 Kenneth C. Pinkelman, age 74 of Wynot, Nebraska died on Monday, April 18, 2016 at Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge, NE.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot with the Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be at Sts. Philip & James cemetery in St. James, NE. Visitation will be on Thursday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday morning at church one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Dean Ebbinga, Ryan Steffen, Nick Suing, Kyle Suing, Phil Pinkelman, Greg Kleinschmit, Jim Pinkelman, Jason Becker, and Mitchell Pinkelman.

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Kenneth Charles was born on January 13, 1942, the oldest of 13 children on the family farm in rural Wynot, NE to Julius and Mildred (Duman) Pinkelman. He attended elementary school in St. James and high school at Wynot Public School. He was a member of St. James and later Sacred Heart parishes.

Kenny worked various heavy equipment jobs until 1966. He married Rose Ann DeBlauw on May 14, 1966 in Bow Valley, NE. He purchased his first caterpillar in 1966 and went into business on his own. He owned and operated Pinkelman Construction along with his wife until health issues forced him to stop in 2005.

KP was a gun collector and avid hunter with his son, brothers and close friends. He loved animals…to the degree that he would bring home the orphaned animals from job sites. Which included raccoons, owls, fox and even a porcupine. He especially loved his many dogs, cats, horses & mules, particularly his black horse Smokey and his favorite dogs Jake and Lucy. KP also loved antique tractors.

Kenny is survived by his wife Rose of Wynot; three children and spouses Debra (Tim) Harms and their children Isabelle and Samuel of Hartington; son Tony (Dulcie) Pinkelman of Douglas, Wyoming - their children Shelby and Jax of Douglas, WY, Joey Pinkelman of Wynot; daughter Connie (Greg) Husman - their children Jackson & Nykki of Yankton, SD; siblings Ruth Wilwerding of Davenport, IA, Barbara (Leon) Melstad of Hot Springs, SD, Robert (Linda) Pinkelman of Ponca, NE, Liz (Bill) Kleinschmit of Hartington, Mike (Janet) Pinkelman of Verdigre, NE, Dorothy (Don) DeBlauw of Healy, AK, Russel (Jeanie) Pinkelman of Delta Junction, AK, Donald (Darla) Pinkelman of Omaha, NE, Eugene Pinkelman of Wynot, John (Jean) Pinkelman of Fordyce, NE, Joan (Duane) Suing of Crofton; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Julius and Mildred Pinkelman; an infant sister Mary Frances; brother-in-law Gail Wilwerding, and sister-in-law Gerri Lynn Pinkelman.

Gail Wilwerding

M, d. before 2016
Life EventDateDescription
Deathbefore 2016Gail Wilwerding died before 2016.

Gerri Lynn Kramer

F, b. 6 November 1954, d. 12 July 2014
Father*Martin J. Kramer b. 3 Sep 1915, d. 22 Jan 2001
Mother*Mildred Mathilda Arens b. 7 Aug 1921, d. 23 Apr 2006
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name6 October 1984As of 6 October 1984,her married name was Pinkelman.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth6 November 1954Gerri Lynn Kramer was born on 6 November 1954 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Martin J. Kramer and Mildred Mathilda Arens.
Death12 July 2014Gerri Lynn Kramer died on 12 July 2014 at age 59 Gerri Lynn Pinkelman, age 54 of Wynot, Nebraska died at her residence on Saturday, July 12, 2014 due to battle with cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, July16, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church with the Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be at Sts. Philip and James Cemetery in St. James, Nebraska.

Visitation will be on Tuesday at church from 5-8:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, NE.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Kramer, Neil Kramer, Zach Kramer, Jacob Pinkelman, Cletus Kleinschmidt and Tom Pinkelman. Honorary pallbearers are Joyce Hans, Kathy Noecker, Karen Heimes, Debra Harms, Alice Byler and Vicki Koch.

Gerri Lynn was born on November 6, 1954 in Crofton, Nebraska to Martin and Mildred (Arens) Kramer. She grew up in Crofton and graduated from Crofton High School in 1978. She worked for Kline’s Fox Jewelry in Yankton after high school. Gerri married Eugene Joseph Pinkelman on October 6, 1984 in Constance, NE. She raised her boys and then in 1990 she worked for Wynot Public School as the Food Service Director until 2007. In 1997 and 1998 she also worked as the housekeeper for the priest at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. In 1998, Gerri and Eugene started Crossroads Catering with their sons Vincent and Mitchell. In 2008, she also worked during the week at Walmart in Yankton as a baker and in the food department. She then transferred to the Walmart store in Vermillion and worked in the clothing department. In 2012, Gerri Lynn’s health changed and prevented her from being active in the workforce.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and St. James Choir. She also served as an EME and was a CCD Teacher for 10 years at Wynot.

Gerri Lynn is survived by her husband Eugene of Wynot; two sons Vincent Pinkelman of Laurel, NE, and Mitchel Pinkelman of Yankton, SD; eight brothers and sisters, Gary Kramer of Bloomfield, NE, Mary Lou and John Addison of Newcastle, NE, LaDonna and Tom Kuchta of Crofton, NE, RoseAnn and Keith Newman of Lawton, IA, Francis and Deb Kramer of Yankton, SD, Randy and Sandi Kramer of Yankton, SD, John and Sue Kramer of Hartington, NE, Marty and Bonnie Kramer of Hartington, NE; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Martin and Mildred Kramer; brother Norman Kramer.

Arthur F. Pinkelman

M, b. 12 December 1910, d. 21 October 1989
Father*Jacob Pinkelman b. 20 Jun 1885, d. Jan 1967
Mother*Emma Schroeder b. c 1886, d. b Aug 1999
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationArthur F. Pinkelman was also known as Art.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 December 1910Arthur F. Pinkelman was born on 12 December 1910 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Jacob Pinkelman and Emma Schroeder.
Marriage8 August 1939Arthur F. Pinkelman married Maureen A. Duman, daughter of Benjamin Duman and Leona Wiebelhaus, on 8 August 1939 at Cedar, Nebraska, license obtained 29 Jul 1939.
Death21 October 1989Arthur F. Pinkelman died on 21 October 1989 at age 78.
Census DateLocationDescription
4 March 1920Precinct 7, Cedar, NebraskaArthur F. Pinkelman was listed as a son in Jacob Pinkelman's household on the 1920 Census at Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska.1
2 April 1930Precinct 7, Cedar, NebraskaArthur F. Pinkelman was listed as a son in Jacob Pinkelman's household on the 1930 Census at Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska.2
  • Arthur F. Pinkelman obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Hartington, Cedar, Nebraska.

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska; Roll: T625_983; Page: 58A; Enumeration District: 42; Image: 102.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED10. Dwelling 88.

Leonard Pinkelman

M, b. 24 March 1913, d. October 1987
Father*Jacob Pinkelman b. 20 Jun 1885, d. Jan 1967
Mother*Emma Schroeder b. c 1886, d. b Aug 1999
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageLeonard Pinkelman married Marjorie Day.
Birth24 March 1913Leonard Pinkelman was born on 24 March 1913 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Jacob Pinkelman and Emma Schroeder.
DeathOctober 1987Leonard Pinkelman died in October 1987 at age 74.
Census DateLocationDescription
4 March 1920Precinct 7, Cedar, NebraskaLeonard Pinkelman was listed as a son in Jacob Pinkelman's household on the 1920 Census at Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska.1
2 April 1930Precinct 7, Cedar, NebraskaLeonard Pinkelman was listed as a son in Jacob Pinkelman's household on the 1930 Census at Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska.2
  • Leonard Pinkelman obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Wynot, Cedar, Nebraska.

Children of Leonard Pinkelman and Marjorie Day

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska; Roll: T625_983; Page: 58A; Enumeration District: 42; Image: 102.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED10. Dwelling 88.

Edwin Anton Pinkelman

M, b. 30 January 1922, d. 13 August 1999
Father*Jacob Pinkelman b. 20 Jun 1885, d. Jan 1967
Mother*Emma Schroeder b. c 1886, d. b Aug 1999
Life EventDateDescription
Birth30 January 1922Edwin Anton Pinkelman was born on 30 January 1922 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Jacob Pinkelman and Emma Schroeder.
Marriage9 May 1945Edwin Anton Pinkelman married Anna Marie Wiepen, daughter of Anton Frank Wiepen and Bertha Mary Jansen, on 9 May 1945.
Death13 August 1999Edwin Anton Pinkelman died on 13 August 1999 at age 77 Edwin A. Pinkelman, 77, died August 13, 1999, at Beverly Healthcare Hartington. Visitation was Aug. 16 at the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington. A prayer service was held later that evening at Sts. Philip and James Catholic Church, St. James. Mass of Christian Burial Was held Aug. 17 at Sts. Philip and James Catholic Church, St. James, with Rev. Jay Kruse officiating. Burial was in Sts. Philip and James Cemetery, St. James. Pallbearers were Ken Ausdemore, Lonnie Pinkelman, Tracy Lammers, Brian Benscoter, Tim Osienger Jr., and Jody Pinkelman. Honorary pallbearers were the Catholic Order of Foresters. Edwin was born Jan. 30, 1922, to Jacob and Emma (Schroeder) Pinkelman in Wynot. He married Anna Wiepen May 9, 1945, in St. Helena. He grew up and lived in the Wynot and Hartington areas all of his life where he farmed. Edwin was a member of St. Philip and James Catholic Church, St. James; a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters for over 50 years, and a former school board member for District #32. He loved to play cards and was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Survivors include his wife, Anna, Hartington; seven children spouses, Reinold and Bernadine Pinkelman, Tyndall, S.D; Darlene and Dave Ausdemore, Valentine; Dolores and Dale Lammers, Hartington; Jerome and Sandy Pinkelman, Yankton, S.D; Denese and James Benscoter, Parkston, S.D; Deanna and Tim Osienger, Thedford; and, Dion Pinkelman, Hartington; 28 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Julius Pinkelman, Wynot. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Art and Leonard Pinkelman, and a sister, Irene Kleinschmit. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999-CEDAR COUNTY NEWS.
Census DateLocationDescription
2 April 1930Precinct 7, Cedar, NebraskaEdwin Anton Pinkelman was listed as a son in Jacob Pinkelman's household on the 1930 Census at Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED10. Dwelling 88.

Irene Pinkelman

F, b. 20 March 1919, d. 1 November 1989
Father*Jacob Pinkelman b. 20 Jun 1885, d. Jan 1967
Mother*Emma Schroeder b. c 1886, d. b Aug 1999
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1944As of before 1944,her married name was Kleinschmit.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 March 1919Irene Pinkelman was born on 20 March 1919 at Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Jacob Pinkelman and Emma Schroeder.
Marriagebefore 1944Irene Pinkelman married Gerald A. Kleinschmit, son of Peter Kleinschmit and Gertrude Witte, before 1944.
Death1 November 1989Irene Pinkelman died on 1 November 1989 at age 70.
Census DateLocationDescription
4 March 1920Precinct 7, Cedar, NebraskaIrene Pinkelman was listed as a daughter in Jacob Pinkelman's household on the 1920 Census at Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska.1
2 April 1930Precinct 7, Cedar, NebraskaIrene Pinkelman was listed as a daughter in Jacob Pinkelman's household on the 1930 Census at Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska.2
  • Irene Pinkelman obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Crofton, Knox, Nebraska.

Children of Irene Pinkelman and Gerald A. Kleinschmit

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Precinct 7, Cedar, Nebraska; Roll: T625_983; Page: 58A; Enumeration District: 42; Image: 102.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED10. Dwelling 88.

Gerald A. Kleinschmit

M, b. 5 November 1917, d. 30 July 1993
Father*Peter Kleinschmit b. 14 Apr 1870, d. 2 Feb 1923
Mother*Gertrude Witte b. 7 Jun 1881, d. 2 Jan 1963
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 November 1917Gerald A. Kleinschmit was born on 5 November 1917 at Nebraska.
He was the son of Peter Kleinschmit and Gertrude Witte.
Marriagebefore 1944Gerald A. Kleinschmit married Irene Pinkelman, daughter of Jacob Pinkelman and Emma Schroeder, before 1944.
Death30 July 1993Gerald A. Kleinschmit died on 30 July 1993 at age 75.
Census DateLocationDescription
9 January 1920Precinct 4, Cedar, NebraskaGerald A. Kleinschmit was listed as a son in Peter Kleinschmit's household on the 1920 Census at Precinct 4, Cedar, Nebraska.1
10 April 1930Precinct 4, Cedar, NebraskaGerald A. Kleinschmit was listed as a son in Gertrude Witte's household on the 1930 Census at Precinct 4, Cedar, Nebraska.2
14 May 1940Cedar, NebraskaGerald A. Kleinschmit was listed as a brother in Alphons Kleinschmit's household on the 1940 Census at Cedar, Nebraska.3
  • Gerald A. Kleinschmit obtained US Social Security Card at Nebraska; last residence Hartington, Cedar, Nebraska.
  • He was the best man at the wedding of Cletus William Kleinschmit and Mary A. Noelle on 7 June 1943; Cletus' brother, Gerald, and my sister, Dorothy, were our witnesses.

Children of Gerald A. Kleinschmit and Irene Pinkelman

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED41. Dwelling 49.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED5. Dwelling 57.
  3. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: , Cedar, Nebraska; Roll: T627_2240; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 14-5.

Ronald Arthur Kleinschmit

M, b. 24 December 1944, d. 26 May 2003
Father*Gerald A. Kleinschmit b. 5 Nov 1917, d. 30 Jul 1993
Mother*Irene Pinkelman b. 20 Mar 1919, d. 1 Nov 1989
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRonald Arthur Kleinschmit married Phyllis C. Eckmann, daughter of John Carl Eckmann and Mary Margaret Heick.
Birth24 December 1944Ronald Arthur Kleinschmit was born on 24 December 1944 at Hartington, Cedar, Nebraska.
He was the son of Gerald A. Kleinschmit and Irene Pinkelman.
Death26 May 2003Ronald Arthur Kleinschmit died on 26 May 2003 at Yankton, Nebraska, at age 58.

Anna Marie Wiepen

F, b. 15 February 1925, d. 13 October 2017
Father*Anton Frank Wiepen b. 23 Feb 1891, d. Aug 1966
Mother*Bertha Mary Jansen b. 15 Jan 1897, d. Aug 1987
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name9 May 1945As of 9 May 1945,her married name was Pinkelman.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 February 1925Anna Marie Wiepen was born on 15 February 1925 at Yankton, Nebraska.
She was the daughter of Anton Frank Wiepen and Bertha Mary Jansen.
Marriage9 May 1945Anna Marie Wiepen married Edwin Anton Pinkelman, son of Jacob Pinkelman and Emma Schroeder, on 9 May 1945.
Death13 October 2017Anna Marie Wiepen died on 13 October 2017 at age 92 Anna Marie Pinkelman, age 92 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Hartington Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hartington.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot, Nebraska with Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be in the Sts Philip and James Cemetery in St. James, Nebraska. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the church. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am on Wednesday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is in charge of arrangements. To send online condolences, or to view the video tribute, please visit www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jason Pinkelman, Jeremy Pinkelman, Adam Pinkelman, Aaron Pinkelman, Brian Benscoter, Jesse Lammers, John Lammers and Terry Osienger.

Anna was born on February 15, 1925 in Yankton, South Dakota to Anton Frank and Bertha Mary (Jansen) Wiepen. She grew up on a farm in the St. Helena, Nebraska area and attended country school until the 8th grade. Anna married Edwin Anton Pinkelman on May 9, 1945 at St. Helena and they farmed in the Wynot and St. James area. She worked briefly as a cook in the Wynot Public School but spent all of her life helping Edwin on the farm, gardening, canning and baking her wonderful bread. She and Edwin loved to square dance and she enjoyed quilting, embroidering and sewing clothes for her family. Anna belonged to the Tuesday Club and liked to play cards and dominos. She moved into the assisted living facility in Hartington in July of 2016 and then entered the Hartington Care and Rehabilitation Center in July of 2017.

Anna belonged to the Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot, the Altar Society and the Catholic Daughters of America.

Anna is survived by 7 children and their spouses, Reinold and Bernadine Pinkelman of Springfield, SD; Darlene and Dave Ausdemore of Yankton, SD; Dolores and Dale Lammers of Hartington, NE; Jerome and Sandy Pinkelman of Yankton, SD; Denese and James Benscoter of Parkston, SD; Deanna and Tim Osienger of Dunning, NE; Dion and Don Wubben of Fordyce, NE; 30 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and another one on the way, 2 brothers, Alphonse and Gertrude Wiepen of Yankton, SD; Francis and Irma Wiepen of St. Helena, NE and a sister-in-law, Joyce Wiepen of St. Helena.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Edwin on August 13, 1999 at the age of 77, a grandson, Justin Pinkelman, a brother Bruno Wiepen and a sister and her husband, Dolores and Julius Schmitt.
  • Anna Marie Wiepen was living in December 2006.

Herman Witte

M, b. February 1838, d. 12 January 1929
Life EventDateDescription
BirthFebruary 1838Herman Witte was born in February 1838 at Munster, Germany.
Marriagecirca 1863He married Gertrude Rupiper circa 1863.
Death12 January 1929Herman Witte died on 12 January 1929 at age 90.
Census DateLocationDescription
1880Precinct 3, Cedar, NebraskaHerman Witte was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Precinct 3, Cedar, Nebraska.1
13 June 1900Precinct 2, Cedar, NebraskaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Precinct 2, Cedar, Nebraska.2
27 April 1910Precinct 3, Cedar, NebraskaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Precinct 3, Cedar, Nebraska.3
9 January 1920Precinct 4, Cedar, NebraskaHe was listed as father-in-law in Peter Kleinschmit's household on the 1920 Census at Precinct 4, Cedar, Nebraska.4
  • Herman Witte was dedicated to building St. Boniface (Catholic) Church built and helping rebuild each time disaster struck. In 1871, The St. Boniface congregation asked him to go back to Dubuque, Iowa to collect money for the building of the church. The St. Boniface Church there donated $245 to help raise the Menominee church. Herman was one on the carpenters helping build the church. Gertrude worked as a midwife in the area and was well known for her ability to work with the sick. After retiring from farming, they moved into the town of Menominee, and resided in the old school upstairs before the new school was built. Later the school was moved farther south in town and became the store for the community. Mrs. Witte died of stomach cancer in the upstairs of the building where they lived one year after the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, March 29, 1915. Granddaughters Rose Tramp Lockman, Isabel Tramp Hoesing, Lavina Kleinschmit Lange and Theresa Kleinschmit Lange often helped care for their ailing grandmother before she died. Herman later lived with two daughters, Anna, Mrs, Frank Tramp, in the winter because they had a furnace to heat their home and in the warmer months of the year he lived with Gertrude, Mrs. Peter Kleinschmit. Herman, was small in stature, around five feet and 1-1/2 inches tall, One oddity about his physical appearance was the big shoes he wore (size 10), so large for so little of a man. His shoes bought too large for more comfort because of crowbar toes. Herman “Grandpa Witte” died January 12, 1929 at the age of 90 years and his funeral was conducted out of the Menominee St. Boniface church. He was buried beside his wife in the parish cemetery.

Children of Herman Witte and Gertrude Rupiper

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0744 Page Number 317A.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED34. Dwelling 99.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED35. Dwelling 46.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED41. Dwelling 49.