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Mrs. Katerine Schiernbeck


Posted By: Ida County IAGenWeb Volunteer
Date: 1/6/2016 at 23:43:22

Mrs. Katerine Schiernbeck

Mrs. Katerine Schiernbeck, nee Gradert, was born March 8th, 1852 in Oldenburg, Germany.

September 15th, 1869 she married Wulf Schiernbeck, and they left Germany together, emigrating to America March 8, 1882. Fifteen children were born to her, one dying in infancy in Illinois, seven children were born in Germany and eight in America.

Those left to mourn her loss are John Schiernbeck, Battle Creek; Doris Ehler, Ida Grove; Herman Schiernbeck, Ida Grove; Amanda Andresen, Ida Grove; Christ Schiernbeck, Ida Grove; Katherine Lynch, Battle Creek; Marie Hamann. Frank Schiernbeck. Farther away live August Schiernbeck, Lodi, Calif.; Detlef Schiernbeck, Valley Home, Calif.; Wulf Schiernbeck, Watertown, S.D.; William Schiernbeck, Watertown, S.D.; Louise Campbell, Des Moines; Anna Hamann, Wessington Spgs., S.D.. She also leaves 75 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her husband, one sister, Mrs. Fred Claussen, Ashton, S.D., and one sister and three brothers in Germany. One sister passed away last summer.

Mrs. Schiernbeck lived six years in Crawford County, 20 years on the home farm in Ida county and 25 years in Ida Grove, where she passed away.

During her years of good health she was very active, industrious, and home loving. Her kind acts were performed during pioneer days, acting both as nurse and good neighbor. Many miles would she walk to perform a kind act in case of sickness or if a neighbor should be in need. Her thoughts were constantly of others even to the last. She suffered for the last 10 years, but never thought of herself.

She passed away March 8, 1932, on her birthday, bringing her life to exactly 80 years.

May God, in His mercy and grace comfort those who mourn her loss. She was baptized and confirmed in Germany, and attended that church as ling as her health permitted.

The funeral was held Friday, March 11 at the house in Ida Grove, Rev. K. Kielhorn in charge. Burial in the cemetery at Ida Grove.


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