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Mrs. F. L. Anderson
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) Tuesday, March 22, 1898; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mrs. F. L. Anderson, of Watertown, Minn., died suddenly at her boarding house, 275 Cedar avenue, of tuberculosis and heart trouble. She had come to this city to undergo medical treatment. She leaves a husband and one child.

Joseph Bjurstron
Source: New Oregonian (Portland, OR) Monday, August 8, 1960; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Funeral for Joseph Leonard Bjurstron, 54, of 924 NE 112th Ave., will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Edw. Holman & Son. Mr. Bjurstron died Friday at Bess Kaiser Hospital.

He was born in Storfors, Sweden, March 19, 1906, and was baptized and confirmed in Swedish Lutheran Church of that city.

Mr. Bjurstron came to the United States in 1923 and married Irma Fredricks in 1928 at New Germany, Minn. A member of Steam Fitters Union, Local 235, he was last employed by Meier and Frank Co. at the Lloyd Center.

Survivors include the widow, Irma; one son, Roger; and four grand daughters, all of Portland; and two sisters and one brother in Sweden.

The Rev. Paul P. Blikstad will officiate at the service.

Herman W. Bongard
Source: Chaska Valley Herald (Thursday, 18 Feb. 1886) transcribed by FoFG mz

At the residence of his parents, on Saturday, Febr. 13, Herman W. son of Mathias and Anna Bongard, aged 3 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Bongard have the condolence of a host of friends in their affliction. Their little boy was a bright child and greatly endeared to them. The funeral took place from St. Hubert church, Chanhassen on Sunday and was largely attended.

Catherine Born
Source: Chaska Valley Herald (Thursday, 4 Feb. 1886) transcribed by FoFG mz

At the residence of her son Ferdinand Born, in the town of Dahlgren, on Wednesday night, January 27, 1886, Mrs. Catherine Born, relic of the late Caspar Born, Sr., 67 years of age.

Mrs. Born, has been sick, most of the time confined to her bed, for nearly two years, and her death is a release from earthly pain. She was an amiable lady, loved and respected by all who knew her. She was buried from the Lutheran Church, Waconia, on Saturday, the 30th inst. A large concourse of friends being present to pay their last sad respect to her remains. We extend our sympathy to her relatives in their afflictions.

Wesley Clark
Source: Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE) Wednesday, October 31, 1928; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Minneapolis.-The 19-year-old bandit suspect who was shot and fatally wounded at Denver, Colo., Sunday night, was identified here as Wesley Clark, formerly of New Germany, Minn. He had given his name as John Brant of St. Paul, when he was shot as he attempted to escape from a Denver policeman.

Emma Crawford
Source: Chaska Valley Herald (Thursday, 18 Feb. 1886) transcribed by FoFG mz
Mrs. Emma Hamilton, formerly Miss Emma Crawford, of Watertown, died at her home in Minneapolis last week. She was well known in Watertown and vicinity, and had a large circle of friends who will learn of her death with deep regret. Her sister, Miss Tillie, is an old school teacher in this County, and she has the sympathy of a large circle of friends in her bereavement.

Lee Cunningham
Source: Broad Axe (St. Paul, MN) Thursday, December 8, 1892; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mr. Lee Cunningham, of Prescott street, one of the Great Northern railway's popular conductors, died last Thursday morning of typhoid fever. He leaves a wife and two children. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and was buried at Watertown, Minn., an escort of Shekinah lodge accompanying the remains to the depot.

Pat Curry
Source: Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL) Wednesday, October 13, 1875; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

A Man Murdered at Watertown, Minn., by His Employer
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Oct. 12.-Saturday last Pat Curry, an Irishman, in good circumstances, who, it was believed, had been run over by a wagon and killed, was buried with no suspicion of foul play. It now transpires that he was murdered at Watertown, Minn., by his employer, his body carried to his sister's home, and his sister told that he had been accidentally killed. The Irish blood is up, and his avengers are on the track of the murderer.

Sophia (Zahn) Erdmann
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Saturday, November 14, 1914; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Groton Herald: Sophia, daughter of the late Michael and Sophia Zahn, was born on the 4th day of May, 1836, in Darow, Pommerania, Germany. In the year 1855 she emigrated with her parents and settled in the state of Wisconsin. In February of the following year she entered holy wedlock with August Erdmann, with whom she lived for over fifty-eight happy years. On the 8th day of February, 1906, the two celebrated the golden anniversary of the wedding day. In 1880 they came to the then territory of Dakota, where they located on a farm near the place where later, the little town of Verdon was built. After a long, lingering and at time painful illness, she passed away early Friday morning, November 6. She reached the age of 78 years, 6 months and 2 days. She is survived by her aged husband, eight sons and four daughters, Augusta (Mrs. A. W. Krueger,) Wilhelm, Albert Ferdinand, August, Emilie (Mrs. Jerry Burke of Snohomish, Wash.,) Karl, Frederick, Emil, Magdaline (Mrs. Henry Bowman of Hamburg, Minn.,) and Martha. Other relatives are two sisters, two brothers, forty-nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

William Gessert
Source: Chaska Valley Herald (Thursday, 17 Feb. 1876) transcribed by FoFG mz
We learn by the St. Paul dailies, that William Gessert, of St. Paul, formerly a resident of Chaska, died at his residence in that city, last Wednesday, being 52 years of age. Mr. Gessert has been ailing for years past and his death was not unexpected. He leaves a wife and three small children, besides a number married.

William Halgren
Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) Tuesday, May 18, 1869; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Yesterday , William Halgren was instantly killed at Watertown, Minn., under the following remarkable circumstances: He had been hunting and was leaning on his loaded rifle, with the muzzle of his gun against his breast; while in this position his horse kicked at him, and his hoof striking against the cock of the rifle, caused a discharge of the gun, the charge passing through his heart.

Henry Hoefken
Source: The Minneapolis Journal (MN) October 16, 1906; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
HAMBURG, MINN. - Henry Hoefken died at his home here after a brief illness. He was 65 years old, and besides his widow, three daughters survive him. He was one of the richest farmers in Carver county.

Fred Hoeffken
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Thursday, 14 Sept. 1899) transcribed by FoFG mz

Carver County Pioneer Dies.
Norwood, Minn., Sept. 14. - Fred Hoeffken, a prominent merchant here for many years and perhaps the most widely known and honorable pioneer of Carver county, died this morning at 7 o'clock. He was a brother of Henry Hoeffken. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. A wife, one son and three daughters survive him. All are wealthy and prominently connected with the bank and other leading enterprises here and at Waconia. Deceased was 66 years of age and had been ailing for more than a year.

Mrs. John Hoehn
Source: Minneapolis Journal (29 Mar. 1898) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Chaska, Minn., March 29. - Mrs. John Hoehn, wife of Chief of the Fire Department Hoehn, died today of apoplexy. She was 56 years old. The funeral will be held Thursday.

Emelie Landeck
Source: Arlington Heights Herald (IL) November 11, 1938; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Mrs. Emelie Landeck, nee Schmidt, passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Russel at 114 E. Euclid ave., Arlington Heights, last Saturday morning, at the age of 81 years 3 months and 27 days. Mrs. Landeck was the wife of the late Rev. A. C. Landeck who passed away, February, of this year.

Mrs. Landeck was born July 8, 1857, in Bishoffen Woltshause, Germany, and at the age of 6 years came to the United States with her parents and made their home in Elk Grove, where she attended her first school.

She was united in marriage to Rev. A. C. Landeck on Nov. 2, 1875, at Hamburg, Minn. They have made their home in Arlington Heights since 1923.

She leaves to mourn her departure her 9 living children: Herman and Millie of Arlington Hts., Paul of Freeport, Lydia and Arthur of Park Ridge, Otto of Mt. Prospect, Cordelia of Huntington Park, Cal., Edwin of Pasadena, Cal.; and Herbert of Altadena, Cal.

Services were Wednesday, at 1:30 P. M. at the St. Peter Ev. Lutheran church, Rev. Noach and Fricke officiating, Ladies aid rendering a vocal number, interment was in Bluff City cemetery, Elgin. Arrangements by Karstens funeral home.

Paul Landeck
Source: Morning Star (Rockford, IL) Tuesday, October 13, 1953; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Freeport-Paul Landeck, 75, 15 S. Hooker ave., died Monday afternoon in Deaconess hospital.

He was born in Hamburg, Minn., and was employed by the city of Freeport for 17 years before retiring several years ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lowell Roth, Freeport; three brothers and three sisters.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Eischmeier funeral home. The Rev. F. E. Bartling, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran church, will officiate. Burial will be in Dakota cemetery.

Joseph Lewis
Source: Chaska Valley Herald (Thursday, 11 Feb. 1886) transcribed by FoFG mz

Joseph Lewis, of St. Paul, formerly with Governor Ramsey, and in Territorial days a resident of Carver, died last week in St. Paul. He was a prominent member of the Odd Fellow Order, and well known to all of the prominent old settlers of the State. He had a large acquaintance in this County, who will regret to learn of his death.

Ellen Lynch
Source: The Irish Standard (Minneapolis, MN) January 17, 1914, page 8; submitted by Robin Line
Belle Plaine, Minn.-Mrs. Ellen Lynch, one of the pioneer settlers of Belle Plaine, died Jan. 3, at the home of her son, John, in Hollywood, Carver county, where she had been making her home since 1890. the remains were brought here on Monday and the funeral held the following day with services at the church of the Sacred Heart and the remains interred in the family burial lot in Fair Lawn cemetery. Deceased was born in Middleton, County Cork, Ireland, in 1824. She came to this country in 1854 and located in Philadelphia, where she lived with the family of the late major R. H. Rose, who later became one of the leading citizens of Belle Plaine. She accompanied the Rose family to Belle Plaine in 1858, and was married here the same year to Thomas Lynch. Mrs. Lynch made her home here until 1890, when she moved to Hollywood. Her husband died 33 years ago. She is survived by three sons, John of Hollywood, Pat and Dan of Belle Plaine. Among whose who accompanied the remains here were Dennis Sullivan of Minneapolis, John and Miss Nora Sullivan of St. Paul, and Mrs. Wm. O'Day of Norwood.

Mrs. August A. Menzel
Source: The Minneapolis Journal (MN) December 18, 1906; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
HAMBURG, MINN.-News of the death of Mrs. August A. Menzel at Lodi, Cal., was received here yesterday. Mrs. Menzel's malady was heart trouble, and her husband, at the advice of her physician, took her to California nearly a year ago. She was 42 years of old.

Paul Micholete
Source: New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) March 2, 1921; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Paul Micholete, residing near Hamburg Minn., passed away at a local hospital, Thursday evening at about 8 o'clock, where he had been receiving medical and surgical attention on account of a tubercular affliction of the hip. He submitted to a number of operations in the hope of banishing the trouble but to no avail. Deceased was 59 years of age. The remains were shipped to Hamburg, Minn., for burial Saturday noon.

Sandra Neils
Source: Star Tribune (Minneapolis) 1 Nov. 2006; submitted by Marla Zwakman

Abstract: Died: 30 Oct. 2006 in Chanhassen
Spouse: Henry Neils
Children: Stacy Neils & Todd (Pamela) Neils
Grandchildren: Henry & Madelline
Sister: Carol Peckskamp

Martin Nieberle
Source: Chaska Valley Herald (Thursday, 3 Feb. 1876) transcribed by FoFG mz

At his residence in Laketown, Sunday Jan'y 30th, 1876, Martin Nieberle, aged 64, of Typhoid Fever.

Mr. Nieberle was born in Bavaria, came to Minnesota and settled on his present farm in Laketown in 1854, thus being one of the first settlers of Carver County.

Mr. N. was a quiet, unassuming person, and very highly respected by his neighbors. He had been confined to his bed some two months previous to his death. One by one our old settlers drop away.

W. C. Odell
Source: Winthrop News (MN) Oct. 18, 1923, page 1; submitted by Robin Line.

Atty. W.C. Odell passed Away
Prominent Practitioner in Carver Co. Dies at Abbott Hospital in Minneapolis Thursday.

W.C. Odell of Chaska, one of the leading attorneys of the Minnesota river valley and prominent in public life of Carver county for a quarter of a century, died at Abbott hospital in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon. He was 74 years old. He had been in ill health for several weeks.

Mr. Odell served several terms as county attorney of Carver county, as mayor of Chaska and as president of the school board. He also was counsel for the Minneapolis & St. Louis railroad and gained prominence in handling criminal cases. He was the father of W.F. Odell, present county attorney of Carver county.

He was a member of the State and National Bar association, a Mason and Shriner. Besides W.F. Odell, he is survived by another son, George A. Odell of California, and three daughters. Mrs. B.B. Klammer and Mrs. Howard Ottinger and Mrs. L.E. Flink, all of Chaska.

Atty. and Mrs. Chas. W. Quandt and Atty. and Mrs. A.L. Young of this city attended the obsequies. The funeral was largely attended and was conducted under Masonic auspices at Chaska Sunday at 2 p.m. where burial was made.

Jacob Paas
Source: Chaska Valley Herald (Thursday, 4 Feb. 1886)

At his residence in Benton, on Friday, January 29th, 1886, Jacob Paas, aged 65 years.

Mr. Paas, was an old settler of Benton and was widely known and universally respected. He leaves a wife and five children; the wife of Mike Hall, Andrew Conshak and Peter Winkler being his daughters, besides two sons at home. His funeral occurred at Cologne on Monday, Feby. 1st from the Catholic Church, and was largely attended. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their affliction.

Anna K. Peterson
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Saturday, 30 June 1900) transcribed by FoFG mz

Mrs. Anna K. beloved wife of A. P. Peterson, died Wednesday, June 27. Born in Sweden, Feb. 2, 1848; came to this country and settled in Carver in 1881; age, 52 years, 4 months and 25 days. Funeral from residence, 2963 Motor avenue, Sunday, July 1, at 1:30 p.m. Friends of family invited. Internment at Lakewood.

Eddie Poppitz
Source: Chaska Valley Herald (Thursday, 4 Feb. 1886) transcribed by FoFG mz

At the residence of his parents in Laketown January 29, 1886, Eddie, son of Bruno and Antonia Poppitz of Diphtheria aged 6 years.

In common with our citizens we extend to Mr. and Mrs. Poppitz our heartfelt sorrow and sympathy over the death of their bright little son, the idol of their hearts, and hope they will have the strength to bear their affliction as many of us will hereafter. He is free from all earthly pains and at rest.

The funeral of Eddie Poppitz, on Sunday was largely attended, the entire neighborhood being present. Mr. Muehlenberg of Carver, delivered the address at the grave in German.

Katherine Reisgraf
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Tuesday, 29 Apr. 1919) transcribed by FoFG mz

Mrs. Katherine Reisgraf, aged 82, died April 26 at St. Anne's home. Funeral to be held today at Carver, Minn.

William Schneider
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Monday, 18 Nov. 1918) transcribed by FoFG mz

ST. PAUL, Nov. 17. - William Schneider, supposed to be the ranking white pioneer of Minnesota, died at his home, 1084 Van Slyke avenue, of old age. The body was shipped to Norwood, where the funeral took place today.

Mr. Schneider was born in Germany 97 years ago, and came to this country, when he was 17 years old. In 1845 he located in Minnesota, first in Carver county, where he lived for many years, and later removed to St. Paul. He served in the Union army during the Civil war.

Mr. Schweiger
Source: Aberdeen American (Aberdeen, SD) Tuesday, November 2, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Northville, Nov. 1:-Special.-Agent Schweiger of the Minneapolis & St. Louis road here, has received work from his home at Hamburg, Minn., to the effect that his father had been killed and his mother and sister seriously injured in an automobile accident there Sunday.

Mrs. William Seeger
Source: Chaska Valley Herald (Thursday, 11 Feb. 1886) transcribed by FoFG mz

Mrs. William Seeger Sr., died at her home in St. Paul recently quite advanced in years. Mr. and Mrs. Seeger, resided in Chaska for many years, and occupied prominent positions in society and were highly respected. Mrs. Seeger was possessed of those social qualities which makes and retains the friendship of all those with whom they come in contact. Her memory will ever be cherished by her many Chaska friends.

James Wilfred Splettstoesser
Source: From the memorial leaflet; contributed by Jacque McDonnell

Birth: March 2, 1917 (Chaska, MN)
Parents: Alexander & Theresa (Sherman) Splettstoesser
Marriage: Dolores Marie Thul (November 21, 1945; (St. Thomas Church, Minneapolis, MN). Six children.
Death: March 6, 1989 (Los Angeles, CA)
Age: 72 yrs 4 ds
Funeral: Monday, March 13, 1989 (St. Mary's Catholic Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial: Black Hills National Cemetery (Sturgis, SD)
Education: Guardian Angel School (Chaska, MN); Dunwoody Institute (Minneapolis, MN)
Occupation: Sully Buttes Telephone Cooperative; retired 1980.
Military: U. S. Army (WWII; 27 months, Silver Star)
Locations: Hoven, SD; Highmore (1957)
Organizations/Civic: St. Mary's Catholic Church; Grand Knight of the Father Gorman Knights of Columbus Council; past commander, District 10 commander, area vice commander of Frank Vopat American Legion Post; baseball umpire
Preceded in death by: parents, sister (Angelianne), wife

[Survivor information omitted for privacy]

Swan Sundine
Source: The Bismarck Tribune (ND) August 20, 1873; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Swan Sundine suicide at Carver, Minn., Saturday. Delerium tremens is what ailed him.

Gustave Wagner
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (28 Aug. 1908) Transcribed and contributed by AFOFG FC

Minnesota Pioneer Dies in Carver County

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Wagner and son returned yesterday from Carver County, Minn., where they attended the funeral of Gustave Wagner, father of W. A. Wagner who died at the age of 84 years, a wealthy farmer. He visited Duluth a few years ago and became acquainted with a large number of people. He was one of the pioneer residents of Minnesota.

He came to America in 1848 and worked for his board the first winter for a New York farmer. The following spring Mr. Wagner caught the California gold fever and came near being one of the "forty-niners." He joined a party of gold seekers in New York and went with them as far As Chicago, when all decided to seek their fortunes by other methods. They went with a party of Germans to Galena, Ill., and took a boat for St. Paul. From there they went up the Minnesota River to Carver County, where they took up lands.

Mrs. Joe Wherley
Source: The Minneapolis Journal (MN) October 16, 1906; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
HAMBURG, MINN.-Mrs. Joe Wherley, a former Carver county resident, died in Washburn, N. D., and her body was brought here yesterday for burial. She was 46 years old and was the daughter of G. Yenbert of Norwood. A husband and five children survive her.

Julius Ziebell
Source: Chaska Valley Herald (Thursday, 18 Feb. 1886) transcribed by FoFG mz

Mr. Julius Ziebell, a prominent farmer of Laketown was buried last week. He had been sick for a long time and his death was not unexpected. He had a large acquaintance and in his death the community lost a valuable citizen. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their affliction.

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