SCHIERNBECK, Wulf W. H. 1878-1944
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Date: 1/6/2016 at 20:43:11
February 13, 1944, page 1,
Ida Grove newspaper
Former Resident Dies Thursday
Wulf W. H. Schiernbeck, 66, died at the family residence in Watertown, S.D., at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, July 6, following an extended illness.
He was born January 31, 1878, in Holstein, Germany, the son of Wulf and Catherine Gradert Schiernbeck. At the age of 4 years he came to America with his parents who located in Crawford county, later moving to Ida county where they purchased a farm. Wulf lived there about three years.
He was united in marriage with Mathilda Shumaker March 11, 1901 in Ida county. In 1911 they moved to Hartford, S.D., and in 1920 moved to Codington county, S.D., where they farmed 18 years. Six years they moved to Watertown. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
Survivors are his widow, eight daughters and four sons and 24 grandchildren. Also five sisters, Mrs. Louise Campbell, Des Moines; Mrs. Amanda Andresen and Mrs. Catherine Lynch, Ida Grove; Mrs. Mary Hamann and Mrs. Anna Hamann of Fulton, S.D.; and five brothers, John and Frank of Battle Creek; August, Lodi, Calif.; Herman and Chris of Ida Grove.
He was preceded in death by his eldest daughter and a grandson who both died last December. Also his parents, two brothers, Detlef and William, and a sister, Mrs. Dora Ehler.
Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church in Watertown, Monday at 2 p.m. Interment was in Mount Hope Cemetery at that place. Those attending from a distance were, Mr and Mrs Frank Schiernbeck, Mr and Mrs Herman Schiernbeck, Mr and Mrs Chris Schiernbeck, Mrs Catherine Lynch, John Schiernbeck, Mrs Edna Fick, Mr and Mrs Walter Burk of this community; Mrs. Detlef Schiernbeck, Modesto, Calif; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hamann, Mitchell, S.D.; and Mr and Mrs Herman Hamann of Fulton, S.D.
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