SCHIERNBECK, Detlef 1879-1936
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Date: 1/6/2016 at 20:13:52
June 18, 1936 Ida Grove newspaper
Former Resident Expires on Coast
Detlef Schiernbeck, Son of Wulf Schiernbeck, Dies in Modesto, Calif.
Detlef Schiernbeck, a former resident of this community and son of Wulf Schiernbeck of Ida Grove, died at a hospital in Modesto, Calif., at 5 a.m. Monday, May 18, 1936.
He had been taken to the hospital on May 8 after a long illness and was operated on the 15th from which he failed to rally.
Mr. Schiernbeck was a native of Germany. He came to the United States at the age of 2 years and was the son of Wulf Schiernbeck and Catherin Grathers. He was born August 27, 1879 and lived to the age of 56 years, 8 months, and 21 days.
Ranching was his life work, having farmed in Iowa, South Dakota, and for the last 10 years at Valley Home, Calif. On Feb. 25, 1902, he was united in marriage to Miss Louise Wolfer and to this union, one daughter was born, Mrs. Minnie Rieger.
Left to mourn are his devoted wife; his daughter, Mrs. Rieger; one grandson, Charles John Reiger; his father, Wulf Schiernbeck; seven brothers and six sisters. The brothers living are John Schiernbeck of Battle Creek; August of Lodi, Calif.; William and Wulf of Watertown, S.D.; Herman and Frank of Ida Grove; and Chris of Arthur. Sisters living are Mrs. Dora Ehler, Mrs. Amanda Anderson, Mrs. Catherin Lynch all of Ida Grove; Mrs. Annie Haman of Woonsocket, S.D.; Mrs. Marie Haman of Schleswig; and Mrs. Louise Campbell of Des Moines, also a host of other relatives and friends.
Six of his nephews were pallbearers, Albert Stelck and Edward Schultz of Valley Home, Norbert Schiernbeck and Norman Rostead of Modesto, Peter Millegeave of Lodi and Roy Mason of Newman, Calif.
Last rites were held on Saturday in Oakdale with interment in the Valley Home cemetery.
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