Pipestone County, Minnesota

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Mrs. Herman Arp
Source: Rock County Herald (15 Dec. 1939) Submitted by Gary Boomgaarden

Funeral services were held Friday of last week for Mrs. Herman Arp, long time resident of Pipestone county, who passed away on December 4th at her home in Trosky. Rev. E. C. Reineke, pastor of the Methodist church at Trosky, conducted the services. Internment was in the Trosky cemetery.

Anna K. Krutzfeld was born on November 2nd, 1877, at Schleswig, Holstein, Germany. She came to the United States with her parents when she was three years old and settled on a farm in Tama county, Iowa. She grew to womanhood there and was united in marriage on March 7th, 1869, to Herman Arp.

The couple made their home on a farm in Tama county for four years, and then came to Minnesota. They lived on a farm in Rock county until 1914, when they moved into the village of Trosky, where they have since resided.

She is survived by her husband, one son, John Arp, of Pipestone county, two daughters, Mrs. T. H. Oye, of Luverne, and Mrs. Fran Brockberg, of Trosky; two brothers, Peter and William Krutzfeld, of Tama county Iowa, and two sisters, Mrs. J. T. Stamman, of Hardwick and Mrs. Siemens, of Dysart, Iowa. There are also fourteen grandchildren.

Susan Bushar
Source: The Decatur Herald (IL) May 9, 1897; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

PERSONALS. Mrs. M. H. Burrows of Hatfield, Minn., was in the city yesterday. She was called here by the death of her mother, Mrs. Susan Bushar of Casner.

Harry Campbell
Source: Winthrop News (MN) Nov. 24, 1932, page 3; submitted by Robin Line.

Harry Campbell, 21, years old, was killed at Pipestone when a tree which was being chopped down at the E.A. Merrill home fell on him, fracturing his skull. Campbell lived at White Lake, S.D., and was visiting the Merrill family.

Rev. M. De Boer
Source: Grand Rapids Press (Grand Rapids, MI) Monday, February 7, 1921; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

City's First Teacher of Christian School Dies in Minnesota.

Rev. M. De Boer, prominent Christian Reformed pastor, passed away at his home in Holland, Minn., Saturday at the age of 63 years. Mr. De Boer had been ill with cancer for several months. He attended the Christian Reformed synod held here last summer and took an active part in all the synodical work. The body will be brought to Grand Rapids Wednesday for burial. Private funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 at the home of Mrs. J. Hoolsema, 823 Thomas-st., a sister. At 2 o'clock services will be held in Eastern-av. Christian Reformed church.

Mr. DeBoer was born in 1857. His father was the first teacher in this city's first Christian school erected by Eastern-av. Christian Reformed church.

Mr. DeBoer was graduated from the local seminary in 1895 and had been pastor in the Christian Reformed denomination for 26 years, having served eight congregations during that time, his last charge having been at Holland, Minn. The churches of which he was pastor are: Spring Lake, Mich.; Prosper, Mich.; Alto, Wis.; South Holland, Ill.; New Holland, S. D.; Doon, Ia., and Highland, Ind.

Frank Herman John Everett
Submitted by Paul Everett

Frank Herman John Everett, the third of ten children, born to Fred and Amelia (Miller) Everett, on March 27, 1896, on the Andrew Miller farm, located 1/2 mile west and 3/4 mile north of Jasper, Eden Township, Pipestone County, MN.
Frank was baptized on May 3, 1896, at the German Lutheran Church, Jasper, MN., by Rev Kohlmeier. Sponsors were Herman Miller and John Everett, both uncles of Frank. Frank was confirmed on March 31, 1912 with Rev Amend officiating.
Frank served from June 23, 1918 until November 10, 1919 in the U. S. Army during World War I.
Frank married Sigrid Elise Hauglid, January 31, 1923. The marriage was performed by Paster Edward Hegland, in the Jasper Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jasper, MN. Albert Everett and Helen Hauglid witnested the ceremony.
The families first home was on the Everett farm two miles northwest of Jasper, MN, Ivan, Clair, Merlyn, Norman and Howard were born there.
In March 1936, the family moved to a farm along the river one mile northeast of Jasper. Neil was born en route to this location, at the home of his grandparents, Andrew and Emma (Larson) Hauglid in Jasper, MN. Les and Paul were born there at the farm and Eileen was born in the Pipestone Memorial Hospital.
Frank's health begin failing in 1952. On December 17, 1957, he entered Veterans Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD. On May 22, 1958, he was transferred to the Veterans Hospital, St Paul, MN. He died there October 8, 1958, having reached the age of 62 years, 6 months and 11 days.

Fred Everett
Submitted by Paul Everett

The Jasper community were grieved to learn of the death of F. H. Everett, prominent retired farmer. He came to this vicinity 52 years ago with his bride and farmed until six years ago when they retired and moved to their present home in Jasper.
Fred H. Everett was born on December 31, 1860 at Princeton IL. He passed away at his home at 7:00 P.M. on March 13 after an illness of almost a year. Death was attributed to cancer.
He moved with his parents to Benton County, IA. at the age of ten. On February 12, 1892 he was married to Miss Amelia Miller at Luzerne, IA. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary two years ago. They came to Pipestone County in September 1892. Ten children were born to them. Two daughters, Laura and Leona died in infancy. Mr. Everett was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Services will be held from there on Saturday, March 18, at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Walter F. Preuss will pronounce the final rites. Burial will be at North Eden Cemetery with six nephews, August C. Kallsen, Eddie Miller, Clarence Serfling, John Boisen, Walter Miller and Alvin Miller as pallbearers. The Friedrick Funeral Service will be in charge of arrangements. The widow and eight children survive. They are: Mrs. Cecelia Wehrman of Luzerne, IA., Frank of Jasper, Mrs. Lucy Rosin of Arlington, VA., Albert of Fox Lake IL., Mrs. Esther Anderson of Sioux Falls, SD: Alice of Pipestone, Helen of Sioux Falls and S-Sgt. Robert of Victorville, CA. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Chris Boisen and Mrs. Minnie Serfling of Luverne. His brother, John Everett of Clark, SD preceded him in death.

Jacob Evert
Submitted by Paul Everett

Jacob Evert was born April 27, 1827, Agnetta Stamman was born May 4, 1839, in Germany. Jacob and Agnetta were married in Germany about 1867 and shortly thereafter they came to America. A baby boy was born, died and was buried at-sea while crossing the ocean to America. They settled and farmed north east of Princeton, IL about 1868.
Frederick Henry John Evert, was born December 31, 1869, John George Evert, was born December 14, 1872, and Anne M. Evert, was born November 4, 1874, in Princeton, IL.
Jacob, Agnetta, Fred, John and Anne moved from Princeton, IL, to Dysart, IA, about 1880, and changed the spelling of their name from Evert to Everet. Minnie Everet was born here.
Jacob, Agnetta, Frederick and Amelia, John, Anne and Minnie moved from Dysart, IA, to Jasper, MN, in 1892. and changed the spelling of their name from Everet to Everett.
Jacob and Agnetta Everett purchased the southwest quarter of section 30, Eden Township, Pipestone County MN on April 22, 1892.|
Agnetta died October 7, 1895. Jacob sold the east half of section 30 to Fred Everett on January 6, 1896. Jacob sold the west half of section 30 to Fred Everett on July 1, 1901. Fred and Amelia built a new house. The house was finished in time for Esther Everett born their January 25, 1903. Jacob lived with Fred and Amelia for over 20 years.
Jacob died Mar. 2, 1919. The funeral was held in the German Lutheran Church, Rev B. Am End officiating. The Sermon was one the most eloquent and the touching tribute which he paid the dead man, was re-echoed and affirmed in the hearts of the family and friends that heard it. Jacob and Agnetta are buried in the North Eden Cemetery, Eden Township, Pipestone County, The name Evert is recorded in the Court House Princeton, IL. The name Everet is recorded the County Court House, Vinton, IA. The name Everett is used in all records seen in Pipestone Court House, Pipestone, MN.

Jon Hansen
Source: Broad Axe, St. Paul Minnesota (Thursday, April 27, 1893) Page three; transcribed by Tam

Jon Hansen, who was walking on the track between the station and water tank at Pipestone, was struck by lightning and instantly killed. He was a single man about thirty years old, and resided at Esterville, Iowa.

Frank Leslie Janes
Source: Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) March 1, 1913; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Father of State's Assistant Attorney-General Passes Away.
Frank Leslie Janes, of Pipestone, Minn., one of the most prominent attorneys of that state, died at the Good Samaritan hospital Wednesday after an illness of a couple of months, the immediate cause of death being an affection of the kidneys.

Mr. Janes, while prominent in legal circles in his state had always refused to enter politics, although frequently offered nominations by the dominant party. Independent of his legal practice he was successful in investments in Minnesota, Washington, Oregon and Montana. He was the owner of the bank at Beaverton, Or., of which his son-in-law, Harry Bulger, is manager, and his timber holdings in this state are large. At his deathbed were his wife and three children - Mrs. George J. Pratt and A. L. Janes of Pipestone, and Mrs. Harry Bulger. The body was sent by the Ericson Undertaking Company to Pipestone for burial and was accompanied by the family. A. L. Janes, the son, is assistant Attorney-General of Minnesota.

Fred Keeble
Source: memorial leaflet, contributed by Jacque McDonnell; submitted by Karen Seaman

Birth: Aug. 13, 1909 (Ft. Thompson, SD)
Parents: George and Maggie (Walks With Owl) Keeble
Marriage: Rose Bird (Ft. Thompson, May 1933)
Death: March 10, 1992 (Highmore Healthcare Center)
Age: 82 yrs 5 mos 9 ds
Funeral: March 14, 1992 (St. John's Catholic Church, Ft. Thompson, SD)
Burial: Lake View Cemetery (Ft. Thompson, SD)
Education: Pipestone, MN schools
Occupation: farmhand
Preceded in death by: Parents, 4 sisters, 1 brother
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]

Mary Ann Kelly
Source: The Sunday Oregonian (Portland, OR) Mar. 22, 1908; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
KELLY - At 627 Brunswick st., Pt. View Station, St. John, March 20. Mary Ann beloved wife of John Kelly, aged 38 years, 16 days. Funeral from above residence today (Sunday), at 12:30 P. M., thence to Cathedral, 15th and Davis sts., where funeral services will be held at 2:30 P. M. Interment at Mt. Calvary. Friends invited. Pipestone City, Minn., and Sedalia, Mo., papers please copy.

Bastian Kortlever
[Source: The Lynden Tribune (Lynden, WA) Sept. 2, 1920] mkk
Funeral services are being held this afternoon for the late Bastian Kortlever, who passed away Sunday afternoon at the home of his son-in-law, Jacob Zweegman, northwest of Lynden. Heart-failure was the cause of his death. He had been ill but three weeks.

Mr. Kortlever was 72 year and 8 days old. He is survived by one son, Cornelius Kortlever, and one daughter, Mrs. Jacob Zweegman, both of Lynden; four brothers, John of Lynden, Peter of Edgerton, Minn., and Lambertus and Arie of Holland; and three sisters, Mrs. Vaan Zane of Pella, Iowa, and Misses Jennie and Jane Kortlever of Holland.

Larn Girls
[Source: The Iola Register (KS) May 19, 1882] mkk

Two young girls, daughters of John Larn, of Hatfield, Minn., were drowned by the capsizing of a boat in which they were crossing Rock River, May 11.

Jacob Mantel
Source: Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX) Saturday, July 9, 1921; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mantel.-The funeral of Jacob Mantel, 50 years old, who died Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. at his residence, 4932 East Side avenue, will be held from the home today at 4 p. m. with Dr. John G. Slayter officiating. Mr. Mantel was a native of Holland, having been born in Rotterdam June 25, 1871. He came to the United States at the age of 16, settling in Dallas. He married Miss Mollie Abel of Quincy, Ill., Sept. 1, 1898. They had three children, one son and two daughters. One of the daughters, Marie, died in infancy. The son, William, died last year. He was 20 years old. Mr. Mantel is survived by his widow, one daughter, Miss Wilma Mantel of Dallas; two sisters who live in Rotterdam, Holland, and two brothers, Peter Mantel of Holland, Minn., and John Mantel of Fresno, Cal. The active pallbearers will be as follows: Claude Gray, Robert Clark, J. R. Atkins, E. R. Dale, William Ross and R. P. Keith.

James McGashan
[Source: El Paso Herald (TX) May 7, 1918] mkk
James McGashan, aged 70 years, died in Hotel McCoy Monday, after having been in El Paso only two days. He came here from Edgerton, Minn., for treatment. The body was shipped back to Edgerton, Minn., Monday, accompanied by the widow.

John Weir Middleton
[Source: The Daily Chronicle (De Kalb, IL) March 11, 1930] mkk

Shabbona, March 11.-John Weir Middleton, respected citizen of this community who passed away on Sunday was born May 8, 1842, in Arbroath, Scotland.

His parents moved to the United States when John was a child and after living in New York state for some years came to Chicago where they made their home for a few months before coming to Sugar Grove. Some time during the 50's an uncle took up a homestead and when he was killed his sister, Mrs. Burnet Middleton, John's mother, fell heir to the farm and the family moved on the property north east of Shabbona.

John went to school and later taught. In 1875 he married Frances A. Van Velsor and this union was blessed with one daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Langford of Hatfield, Minn.

Mrs. Frances Middleton died in 1887. On Feb. 10, 1889, Mr. Middleton was married to Miss Rilla M. Wells and one child blessed this union, Miss Marcia Middleton. Mr. Middleton served as supervisor and was justice of the peace for many years. He was president of the Farmers & Traders bank for several years.

Mrs. Nelson Minnet
Source: The Clovis News (NM) June 19, 1913; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Mrs. L. A. Dickman, wife of Dr. Dickman, left for Holland, Minn. Today in response to a message announcing the death of her mother, Mrs. Nelson Minnet.

Louis Marquardt
Source: Daily Huronite (Huron, South Dakota) Monday, March 21, 1904; transcribed by Karen Seaman

Louis Marquardt, who came to Huron about a week ago with his wife from Jasper, Minn., died at the home of his son, August Marquardt, in this city Friday evening of Bright's disease.

Mr. Marquardt was born in Germany in 1847, coming to this country in 1888. About a year and a half ago Mr. Marquardt was first taken with this disease and upon his arrival in Huron was taken very sick and died at 9 o'clock Friday night. He leaves a wife, three sons and two daughters. Funeral services were held from the home of August Marquardt Monday morning and the remains laid to rest in the Huron cemetery, Rev. H. D. Wiard officiating.

Margaret Moffitt
Source: The Denison Review (IA) January 10, 1917; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Former Resident of Buck Grove Dies at Her Home in Holland, Minn., on December 26th.

On Tuesday morning, December 26th, the friends and relatives of Mrs. Robert Moffitt were deeply shocked to hear of her sudden death, which occurred at Holland, Minn. Mrs. Moffitt was well known in Buck Grove and vicinity, where her husband was one of the pioneer merchants for a number of years. She had been ailing for some time, but became suddenly ill Monday evening and died Tuesday at 9:30 p.m.

Margaret Emma Brunner was born at Illinois City, Rock Island county, Illinois, on the 17th day of May, 1856, thus reaching the age of 60 years, 7 months and 9 days. She was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Robert J. Moffitt on Jan. 13, 1886. To this union were born four children, namely: Forest and Royal, of Woodstock; Mrs. Vern Clark, Dow City, and Mrs. Lura Linman, of Odebolt. She leaves to mourn her sudden departure her husband and the four children mentioned above and two sisters and one brother. She was a devoted and faithful Christian, a dutiful wife, a loving mother and a kind and considerate neighbor.

Funeral services were held at Holland, Minn., at the Presbyterian church, Rev. Wm. Heyer officiating, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Holland cemetery.

John Pearson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Wednesday, 9 Apr. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Pipestone, Minn. - The death of Capt. John Pearson occurred here today. He was an old resident of Pipestone and was a captain in the Civil war. He was 75 years old.

Caroline Raschke
Source: The Princeton Union (MN) October 6, 1904; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mrs. Caroline Raschke died at her home near the Chute farm on Wednesday of last week of inflammatory rheumatism, and the funeral was held on Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the house and later at the German Lutheran church in Princeton, Rev. Geo. Stamm officiating. Mrs. Raschke left a family consisting of her husband and eight children. Mr. Raschke had recently sold his farm and was about ready to move to Holland, Minn., when his wife was taken sick and died. He left for that place Tuesday, taking his family with him, and also the body of his wife.

Garrett Siebring
Source: The Pantagraph (Bloomington, IL) January 29, 1916; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Garrett Siebring, one of the most active and popular Lincoln college students of recent years and a member of the 1915 class, died Wednesday at Greeley, Colo., from lung fever, from which he had been ill for several weeks. He became ill with measles while working with his brother at Holland, Minn., last fall. After recovering from measles, he suffered an attack of lung trouble and went to the home of his mother, at Greeley, on advice of his physician. He continued to fail until death came.

Mr. Siebring was president of the college Y. M. C. A., an active social worker, a leading athlete and public speaker. His brother Morris, is now a student at the college.

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