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Christina Wilhelmina Westfall Thiel 1870-1952

THIEL, WESTFALL, CAMERON, TAYLOR, NEILSON, FRIER, BERN, WEIBEN, HOOPER

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/5/2013 at 20:59:45

Fred Thiel Mourns Mother
Mrs. Henry Thiel, Sr., mother of Fred Thiel, died in Estherville Saturday [January 26, 1952] night. Mr. Thiel had been ill and confined to the hospital for some time.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Graettinger. Burial was made in Highlake cemetery near Graettinger. (Britt News, Britt, IA, January 30, 1952)

Mrs. Henry Thiel Passed Away at Age of 81
Funeral Was Held Tuesday Afternoon
Mrs. Henry Thiel, Sr., 81, passed away at 5:00 p.m. Saturday at Holy Family hospital, Estherville. She was a patient there for four and one-half months recovering from a broken hip.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon. Short services were held at the Henry Thiel, Jr., home at 1:15, and the regular services at Immanuel Lutheran church at 2:00 p.m. Rev. C.B. Gunderson officiated. Many old friends and neighbors were in attendance at the funeral. Floral gifts and memorial remembrances were numerous.

[Remainder the same as in the other obits.] (Graettinger Times, Graettinger, IA, January 31, 1952)

Mrs. Henry Thiel Was Long-time Emmet Resident
Mrs. Henry Thiel Sr., 81, passed away at Holy Family hospital. She was a patient there for four and one-half months after suffering a broken hip.

Christian [Christina] Wilhelmina Westfall was born in Schleiswig-Holstein, Germany, Feb. 27, 1870. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith at Marne, Germany. On Feb. 16, 1891, she was united in marriage to Henry Thiel. Three years later the young couple came to the United States and located at Gladbrook, Tama county, Ia. They resided there for a short time and then moved to Reinbeck, where Mr. Thiel engaged in the tailoring business. Later they returned to Gladbrook and engaged in business.

In the spring of 1904 the couple began farming and six years later moved to a farm near Armstrong. They lived on this farm for two years and then moved to the Hoprig neighborhood. They continued farming until 1937 when Mr. Thiel passed away. Since that time Mrs. Thiel made her home with her son, Henry Jr., and family, on the home place.

Mr. Thiel was the mother of seven children, all of whom are living. They are Fred of Britt, Ia.; Walter, of Estherville; Alfred, of Armstrong; Theresa (Mrs. Hugh Taylor), of Milford; Clarence, of Emmetsburg; Annie (Mrs. Frank Neilson), and Henry, Jr., of Graettinger. There are 16 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Mrs. Thielís death is also mourned by one sister, Mrs. Theresa Cameron, of Waterloo, now the only remaining member of the family. One brother and four sisters preceded Mrs. Thiel in death. Mr. Thiel passed away April 2, 1937.

Relatives who were in attendance at the funeral, in addition to all the sons and daughters and the families, were the aged sister, Mrs. Cameron, of Waterloo and two of her daughters and their families; John Frier, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Frier, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frier, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bern, Ralph Frier, Earnest Frier, all of Reinbeck; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Weiben, of Waterloo; Mrs. John Hooper and daughters of Hudson. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, February 5, 1952)

Graettinger Rites for Mrs. Henry Thiel
Last rites for Mrs. Henry Thiel, Sr., 81, of Graettinger, mother of Clarence Thiel of Emmetsburg, were held Jan. 29 at Immanuel Lutheran church in Estherville with the Rev. C.B. Gunderson officiating. The church services were preceded by brief rites at the Henry Thiel, Jr. home in Graettinger. Mrs. Thiel died at Holy Family hospital in Estherville after a prolonged illness.

Burial was in High Lake cemetery near Estherville with the Martin funeral home of that city in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Kenneth, Raymond, Richard and John Thiel, and Wendell and Donald Taylor.

Christina Wilhelmina Westfall was born in Schleiswig-Holstein, Germany, Feb. 27, 1870. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith at Marne, Germany.

On Feb. 16, 1891 she was united in marriage to Henry Thiel. Three years later the young couple came to the United States and located at Gladbrook in Tama county. They resided there for a short time and then moved to Reinbeck, where Mr. Thiel was engaged in the tailoring business. Later they returned to Gladbrook.

In the spring of 1904, the couple began farming and six years later moved to a farm near Armstrong. They lived on this farm two years and then moved to the Hoprig vicinity. They continued farming until 1937 when Mr. Thiel died. Since that time Mrs. Thiel made her home with her son, Henry, Jr., in Graettinger.

The Thiels were parents of seven children, all of whom survive. They are Fred of Britt, Walter of Estherville, Alfred of Armstrong, Mrs. Hugh Taylor of Milford, Clarence of Emmetsburg, Mrs. Frank Neilson and Henry of Graettinger. Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one sister. (Emmetsburg Democrat, Emmetsburg, IA, February 7, 1952)


 

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