South Dakota

Union County South Dakota


Akron Register Tribune, Akron, Iowa
Thursday, Feb. 15, 1912


Mrs. Antone Henke passed away at her home in this city Saturday afternoon a few minutes after three o'clock, after a very brief illness of heart trouble, aged about 53 years.
Alice Thayer was born in Bloomfield, Clinton county, Iowa, in 1859. In the early 70's she came west with her parents and located in Cherokee county, Iowa, and later they moved onto a homestead in Sioux county. She married Antone Henke in Lemars, Ia., August 16, 1876. To them eleven children were born, eight of whom died when small children, four in Remsen township, this county, and four in Union county, S.D. One daughter died in Akron about two years ago, aged 23 years. The family has resided in Akron and vicinity for a number of years. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Peter Richters, of Union county, S.D., and Martha Emma, at home; also two brothers, Orson Thayer, of Union county, S.D., and Charles Thayer, of Sabula, Iowa. Friends of the bereaved family extend their sympathy.
The funeral service was conducted by Father D. K. Hurley in St. Patrick's Catholic church Tuesday morning. Interment is the Catholic cemetery.

We wish to express our thanks to all those who so kindly assisted us, and for the sympathy extended after the death of our beloved wife and mother. - Antone Henke, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Richters, Miss Emma Henke.

Aberdeen Daily News (22 Aug. 1896) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Miss Rae Martin of Richland township, this county, died yesterday morning and will be buried on Sunday at noon, services to be held at the home by Rev. Dr. Mallory. She was but 19 years of age, but had made such use of her time that she had graduated from the State Normal at Madison. Her studies, however, overtaxed her system and provoked the ailments - brain fever and others - which caused her death. The family and all her friends are much distressed.

Aberdeen Daily News (12 Dec. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Thomas Baugus passed away at his home at Elk Point. He was born in Grayson county, Va., in 1816. He was a member of the Elk Point post of G.A.R. A wife and six children survive.

Aberdeen Daily News (12 Dec. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Mrs. Anna Sandberg died recently at her home near Elk Point, of neuralgia of the heart. She was a native of Sweden and came to this country in 1881. Four children survive the mother.

Sioux City Journal (Iowa) 10 May 1900
Beresford, S. D., May 9. - An aged and respected citizen of Beresford, Rufus W. Wass, died at the home of his son, J. N. Wass, Monday evening. The deceased was born at Addison Point, Me., in 1820, and emigrated to Grundy Center, Io., in 1856. He has lived here with his son for the past ten years. The remains will be sent to Grundy Center for burial.

Aberdeen Daily News (10 Sept. 1907) transcribed by FoFG MZ
Elk Point - George Geisler, aged about 75 years, died at his home two miles southeast of this city, of a complication of diseases. He was a pioneer in this section and a man highly regarded. A wife and three daughters survive. Henry lives at home. George in Leeds, Iowa; Joseph in Yankton, and Mrs. Charles Murtha, Mrs. James Norton and Mrs.John Curry reside here.

Aberdeen American (28 May 1914) transcribed by FoFG MZ
J. E. Milliken, aged 68, a pioneer of Elk Point in 1865, and for many years a resident of Yankton, died Thursday, leaving a wife and 11 children.

Earl M. Horton

Elk Point - Earl M. Horton, 83, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at a Minneapolis hospital. He was born Aug. 17, 1917, on the farm homesteaded by his grandfather. He graduated from Elk Point High School, then attended Southern Normal in Springfield. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps with the Western Command during World War II. He married Dorothy Bair on Nov. 26, 1945, in Clovis, N.M. The couple returned to the Elk Point area after his discharge in 1945, where they began farming. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, and served as a 4-H leader. He was also a member of Disabled American Veterans, and a charter member of the Union County Historical Society. He helped establish a museum devoted to local history on the family farm, and regularly displayed historical items for the Lincoln County Achievement Days. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy a son, Hon of Earlham, Iowa a daughter, Glenadene Aamot of Beresford five grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Services begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Elk Point with burial in the church cemetery. Friends are invited to the Horton home in rural Elk Point this evening. The Anderson Funeral Home in Elk Point is in charge of arrangements.
Contributed by Candi Horton - Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD) - September 27, 2000


Emery Morris
Sioux City, Iowa, December 1 - Emery Morris president of the Dakota territorial legislature in 1872, and a South Dakota Pioneer died at Elk Point today of Cancer, aged 66.
Omaha World Herald - December 2, 1904 -- Transcribed and Contributed by: Frances Cooley





Mrs. Mary Manning, of this city, an early-day resident of Sioux Valley township, Union county, S.D., died Sunday evening, December 13, 1936, at the home of her son, Fred Manning, northwest of town, following an illness of only about an hour, from a stroke of apoplexy, aged 79 years, 8 months and 29 days. She had eaten dinner and spent the day in her son's home, being apparently in her usual health until the sudden seizure came. A rather unusual coincidence is that her husband, Henry Manning, died in the same home nearly fourteen years ago, also from a similar stroke.

Mary Seemann was born at Clinton, Iowa, April 14, 1857, and grew to young womanhood there. On January 2, 1878, she was united in marriage with Henry Manning, of Lyons, Iowa, and in February of that year they located at Richmond, Iowa. Six years later, on April 14, 1884, they moved to Union county, S.D., and engaged in farming a few miles west of Akron. There came to bless this union six sons, two of whom, Alexander Felix and Frank Arthur, died in infancy. Those surviving are: William H., of Union county, S. D., Leander H., of Hettinger, N. D.; Alvin A., of Akron, Iowa, and Fred B., of Union county, S. D. Mr. and Mrs. Manning retired from active farming in Union county in 1918, bought a fine home in Akron and moved here to enjoy the fruits of their industry and thrift in their remaining years. Mr. Manning passed away on January 31, 1923, and she has continued to reside in town. A woman of kind and sympathetic nature, a devoted wife, mother and sister and a helpful neighbor, she gained a wide circle of warm friends, who deeply mourn the departure of this splendid woman. Besides her four sons, ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild, she is survived by four brothers -- John Seemann, of Puente, Calf.; Dr. F. A. Seemann, of National City, Calif.; Dr. W. O. Seemann, of Eau Claire, Wis., and Dr. C. A. Seemann, of Tulare, S. D. Two brothers, Andrew and Henry Seemann, preceded her in death. There was a particularly strong bond between these six brothers and one sister, and they carried on a regular system of chain-letter writing through many years. The community tenders its deep sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Fr. J. A. Roder, yesterday morning, in St. Patrick's Catholic church, of which the deceased was a devout and faithful member. A large concourse of friends assembled to pay a final tribute of respect. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery.

Relatives and near friends from a distance were: Leander Manning, of Hettinger, N. D.; Embor Seemann, of Sioux City; Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Detterman, Mrs. and Mrs. Leo Detterman, of Beresford, S. D.; Mrs. P. Curry, Mrs. and Mrs. Dan Ryan, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Curry, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Curry and George Kapfer, all of Elk Point, S. D. Neither of

Mrs. Manning's four brothers was able to come for the last rites.

Akron (Iowa) Register-Tribune, Thursday, Dec. 17, 1936, Transcribed and Contributed by Karen Seeman (relative)

Hans Seeman

Mr. Hans Seeman died at Dubuque, Iowa, on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1893, at 5 o'clock p.m. His death, though expected for some time, casts a sad gloom over our entire community where he has been known and loved by all who had the pleasure of an acquaintance with him. His faithful wife, who has been his dearest companion for 41 years, was at his bedside through the long illness, and all the children, but one son, Andrew, who lives in California, were present, when he breathed his last. The remains were brought home for burial, accompanied by the sorrowing family. The funeral took place Thursday afternoon at the Baptist church in Akron, the services being conducted by Rev. C. Carroll. The interment was in the Akron cemetery. There was an unusual large number of people in attendance at the last sad rights, showing the high esteem in which the deceased and his estimable family are held by the community.

Mr. Seeman was born Jan. 25, 1825, at Schleswig, Holstein, Germany. He came to America in 1853, settling at Lyons, Clinton co., Iowa. In 1884 he moved to Union county, this state, and fitted up a beautiful home on Union creek in Sioux Valley tp., where he has since resided.

At the time of his death he was visiting his son Fred at Dubuque, Iowa, and was being treated for a tumor over his lungs, which was the immediate cause of his death. He did not take much part in public affairs, but was a good citizen, a member of the German Lutheran church, a kind husband and an excellent father. The daughter, Mrs. Henry Manning, and two sons, John and Charlie, live here. Fred and Will at Dubuque, Ia.; Henry in Colorado, and Andrew in California.

Union County (South Dakota) Leader, Sep. 7, 1893, Transcribed and Contributed by Karen Seeman (relative)

Maria C. Seemann

SEEMANN--At the home of her son, Dr. Chas. A., in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Sunday, November 25, 1906, Mrs. Maria C. Seemann, aged 75 years, 9 months and 8 days, of heart trouble.

Grandma Seemann was one of the early settlers of Sioux Valley township, Union county, S.D., where she resided for over twenty years. Her life was one of rare devotion to her family and her kindly and helpful nature endeared her to all.

Maria Christina Peters was born February 17, 1831, at Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, where she was baptized and confirmed in the German Lutheran church. October 23, 1853, she married Mr. Seemann, and of this union resulted eight sons and one daughter, two of the sons dying in infancy. Seven children survive -- Mrs. Henry Manning, in Union county, S.D.; Andrew of Templeton, California; John, of Rocky Ford, Colorado; Henry, of Rockham, S. D.; Fred A., of Sioux City, Iowa; William, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and Chas. A., of Oshkosh, Wisconsin -- all of whom were here yesterday at their mother's funeral except Andrew.

Mr. and Mrs. Seemann came to the United States in 1854, locating at Clinton, Iowa, where they lived until 1884, when they came to Union county, S. D. Her husband died in 1893, and since then she has resided with her children, most of the time with her daughter, Mrs. Manning. Last July she left here to visit her sons at Sioux City, Eau Claire and Oskhosh.

After an extended illness, she passed away at her son's home in the latter city. This community extends its condolence to the bereaved ones. Funeral services were conducted in the Akron German Lutheran church by Rev. Fred A. Meske, yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, where many friends and old-time neighbors assembled to offer their last tribute of respect. Interment was made in Riverview cemetery, beside her husband.  Four of the sons, Fred, Chas., Henry, and William are successful doctors.

Akron (Iowa) Register-Tribute, Transcribed and Contributed by Karen Seeman (relative)


Mrs. Carle Ringsrud

Elk Point, April 6 - Mrs. Carle Ringsrud died at the home of her son, Ole O. Ringsrud, five miles northwest o Elk Point. She was born November 17, 1822, in Norway, being more than 92 years of age. She emigrated to the United States with her husband and four children in 1867 and resided on a homestead in Brule township until the death of her husband in 1876, since which time she has made her home with her son.

Aberdeen (SD) Daily American, Tuesday, April 7, 1914



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