SCHIERNBECK, Wulf 1850-1937
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Date: 1/6/2016 at 23:07:08
June 3, 1937 Ida Grove Record:
Wulf Schiernbeck Nearly 87 Yrs. Old
Is Survived by 13 Children, 79 Grandchildren, 50 Great Grandchildren
Wulf Schiernbeck, one of Ida Grove's oldest residents, died Sunday morning of bronchial trouble and the infirmities of old age. He was in his eighty-seventh year. He had lived in Ida Grove for the past 30 years.
Mr. Schiernbeck had farmed in Crawford and Ida Counties. He was born in Oldenburg, Germany, July 28, 1850, the son of William and Margrith Schiernbeck. In early youth he was baptized in the Lutheran faith.
In 1869 he was married to Catherine Gradert and they came to America in 1882. They first lived in Crawford County and later moved to Ida County to the home farm and lived there for 20 years.
Fourteen children were born to Mr and Mrs Schiernbeck, 13 are living. A son, Detlef, died May 18, 1936. Mrs. Schiernbeck died March 8, 1932. The children surviving are: John of Battle Creek, Dora Ehler of Ida Grove, August of Lodi, Calif., William and Wulf of Watertown, S.D., Anna Hamann of Woonsocket, S.D., Mary Hamann of Schleswig, Herman of Ida Grove, Amanda Andresen of Ida Grove, Chris of Ida Grove, Katherine Lynch of Ida Grove, Loise Campbell of Des Moines and Frank of Ida Grove. August and William were unable to attend the funeral for their father.
One sister, Mrs. Detlef Olaf lives in Grand Forks, N.D. There are 79 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Schiernbeck home on Taylor street with the Rev. Mr. Renna of Schleswig officiating. Mrs. E. A. Swanke and Mrs. Grover Moore of Ida Grove sang. The pallbearers, grandsons of Mr. Schiernbeck were: Harry Hamann, Detlef (line cut off in copy) Hugo Ehler. Burial was in the Ida Grove cemetery..
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