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THEILMAN, Henry (1846-1940)


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Date: 4/2/2020 at 21:03:34

Henry Theilman
(May 12, 1846 – September 22, 1940)

Ida Grove Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, IA, Thurs., Sep 26, p.1, col.7
Theilman, Founder of Holstein, Dead at 94
Henry Theilman, 94, one of the founders of the original town of Holstein, one mile east and one mile north of the present site, died Sunday night at the home of his daughter with whom he had resided since the death of his wife five years ago. Mr. Theilman came to Holstein in 1879 and was the blacksmith on the old town site. He was active until a few weeks ago. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Henry Jess of Holstein and Mrs. Ed Wents of Los Angeles, California.
[same issue, p. 2]
Mr. Henry Thielman, aged Holstein resident died Monday morning at an early hour. He was an old settler in Holstein, one of the first who founded the Old Town, operated a blacksmith shop and farm. He was ninety-four years old in May. He had two daughters, Mrs. Ed Wentz of California and Mrs. Henry Jess of Holstein. The funeral was held Tuesday at 1:30 from the house.

Ida Grove Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, IA, Thurs., Oct 3, 1940, p.2, col.1
Henry Thielmann Dies Sept.22; One of Holstein’s Oldest Residents, Was 94 Years Old At Time Of Death
Holstein – Henry Thielmann, one of Holstein’s oldest citizens, died Sunday evening, Sept. 22. Mr. Thielmann was always in very good health. Mr. Thielmann was born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, May 12, 1846 and passed away at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dora Thielmann, where he had made his home since the death of his wife. He was ninety-four years, four months and ten days old. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He left his homeland in 1867 at the age of twenty-one years. Having learned the blacksmith trade he worked in Davenport for a few years. During this time he was married to Doris Starck, also of Germany. In 1879 he sold his business and came to Ida county and started farming. He was one of the first to settle in this, at the time prairie land, and helped to develop this vicinity. He leaves to mourn his passing two daughters, Mrs. Henry Jess of Holstein and Mrs. E. F. Wents, of Fullerton, California, six grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife in August 1936, one son, F. D. Thielmann in May 1933 and two granddaughters, Ida Thielmann in 1916 and Gertrude Wents in 1929. Services were held in the Thielmann home Tuesday, September 24 at two o’clock, with Rev. Louis J. Runion in charge. Burial was made in the Galva Township cemetery with H. C. Hansen in charge. Music was furnished by Mrs. Edwin Jatho, with Mrs. L. Hillyer at the piano.


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