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Info on Emma Winter


Posted By: Wilma J. Vande Berg (email)
Date: 3/27/2019 at 17:05:12

Winter, Claus born 1 Feb 1868 Hannover, Stadt Hannover, Niedesachsen Germany died 26 March 1933 Hull IA. Buried in St. Paul’s Lutheran cemetery Hull IA as listed in the Sioux County cemetery index.
Note: He was the son of Claus Heinrich Winter 1844-1912 and Metta Sophia Lutjens 1848-1908.
His wife was Emma C. J. Stoehr born 1 Dec 1871 Burlington WI died 5 Sep 1923 Sheldon IA.
Married 6 Jan 1893 Sioux County IA. They didn’t have any children. See the obit of his wife Emma 1871-1923 for more of their life.

Boyden Reporter September 13, 1923
Mrs. Claus Winter
Mrs. Emma Caroline Johanna Winter nee Stoehr, wife of Claus Winter, passed away on Wednesday evening at 9:20, after an eighteen months’ severe suffering, at the age of 51 years, 9 months, 5 days.
She was born at Burlington, Wis. On the 1st of December, 1871. From there she came with her parents to Hull, Ia., in the year 1880. On the 6th of January, 1893 she was united in holy wedlock by Rev. Baethke of Boyden with her surviving husband, Claus Winter.
They resided first on a farm near Hull but later on moved to Boyden where Mr. Winter engaged in business. In 1914 Mr. Winter returned from business and they moved to our city, where she has been living ever since.
Mrs. Winter was in delicate health for many years, but about 18 months ago she began failing. Though the best medical care was given her, her condition grew worse month after month. Her husband did not spare expense nor care to relieve her of intense pain, but it seemed that no one could do anything to give her relief. In the beginning of her sickness it seemed hard for her to give up hope of recovery, but finally she resigned to God’s will and with sincerity of heart, she prepared for her last journey. Her prayers and our prayers arose constantly to the throne of God, to deliver her from all suffering and take her soul unto Him. Wednesday evening she fell asleep as we surely hope in true saving faith. May God the author and giver of all comfort console the grieving husband and relatives.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran church also a member of the Ladies Aid society. She leaves to mourn her departure; her husband Claus Winter, one sister, and four brothers, three sisters having preceded her in death.
The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon from St. Paul’s Lutheran church. The Rev. Baethke of Boyden, her former pastor, and the Rev. Flentje officiated. Interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery near Hull, Iowa.

1900 Lincoln tsp Sioux county IA census .
Henry Stoehr March 1875 Wisconsin Son of Fred.
Freda born Jul 1877 Ia wife of Henry
Fred Stoehr born Apr 1838 Germany came in 1867 father
Dora Stoehr born Sep 1844 came in 1867 Mother

1910 census of Lincoln Tsp Sioux County IA
Fred Stoehr age 72 born abt 1838 Germany came in 1869 or 1867
Wife Dorothy Stoehr 66 years born abt 1844 Germany wife of Fred.
Son Henry age 35, wife Freda age 32, children Arthur 8, Alvina 5, Ethel 2.

Claus Winter Jr
Birth 1 FEBRUARY 1868 • Hannover, Stadt Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
Death 26 MARCH 1933 • Sheldon, O'Brien, Iowa, USA
Life Story Narrative
When Claus Winter was born on February 1, 1868, in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany, his father, Claus, was 23 and his mother, Metta, was 19. He married Emma Carolina Johanna Stoehr on January 6, 1893, in Sioux City, Iowa. He died on March 26, 1933, in Sheldon, Iowa, at the age of 65, and was buried in Lincoln, Iowa.

Fred Stoehr was born on April 6, 1838, in Germany, the son of Caroline and John. He married Dorothy C Stoehr in 1868. They had one child during their marriage. He died on July 25, 1911, in Hull, Iowa, at the age of 73, and was buried in Lincoln, Nebraska.

His father was John Stroehr born Germany wife Caroline Vicehoff

Alton Democrat of August 5, 1911
Fritz Stoehr died at his home about four miles northwest of Hull Tuesday July 15th 1911 shortly after midnight after an illness since Christmas time of lung trouble. He was born in New Brandenburg, Necklenburg Germany on April 6th 1838 and was there fore 73 years, 3 months and 19 days old when he passed away.
He came to the USA in January of 1866 and made his first home at Burlington WI. Here he was united in marriage on March 3rd of the next year to Miss Dorothy Babe. This union was blessed with four children, all of whom survive. In 1883 Fritz Stoehr took his family to Sioux County and located on a farm in Lincoln Township where he has since resided.
Deceased is survived by his wife, four children – Mrs. Lou Fie of Eureka SD, Mrs. Albert Witt of Akron IA, Heinrich of Hull and Mrs. Wm. Seager of Hull. He is also survived by sixteen grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters in WI and one sister in Germany also survive. The funeral services were held from the home and St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lincoln township on Friday July 28th. The pall bearers were Wm. Sohl, Fr. Braun, Julius Saeger, Christ Klein, Juergen Koehnke and Heinrich Karstens. The services were conducted by Rev. Paul J. Bunge.

From the Sioux County Index (Hull), February 8, 1929:
Dorothea Stoehr, nee Rabe, was born on the 3rd of September, 1844, in Sarvgast near Poutlitz, Brandenburg. In 1866 she came to America and for 17 years lived in Burlington, Wisconsin. On the 3rd of March 1867 she was married to Mr. Friedrich Stoehr and 44 years of married life were given them. In 1883 they came to Sioux County, Iowa, and bought their farm 3½ miles northwest of Hull where Mrs. Stoehr lived to her end.
The greater part of Mrs. Stoehr’s long life was one of almost continual suffering. The last 15 years of her life she was not able to leave the place, while in the last 6 or 7 years she never left the house. But she was a patient sufferer, always willing to submit to the Heavenly Father’s will, longing and praying for her final deliverance, rejoicing in the fact that through faith in her Savior she was a child of God, thankfully enjoying the comfort which was offered her in God’s word. Her faith and patience was put to a specially severe test in the last 2 months of her life by being confined to her bed in an entirely helpless condition. But she kept faith and gave expression to her faith in the words of the 73rd Psalm: verses 23-26.
While the parting with this aged mother had, no doubt, caused pain to all her children, she is missed especially by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stoehr, who in her many years of suffering and in the time of her complete helplessness have faithfully and tenderly nursed her.
Mrs. Stoehr died on the 28th of January. Her age was 84 years, 4 months and 25 days. She leaves four children, nineteen grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. The children are Mrs. L. C. Fie, of Redfield, South Dakota; Mrs. Albert Witt, of Akron, Iowa; Mr. Henry Stoehr, of Hull, Iowa; and Mrs. Wm. Saeger, of Rock Rapids, Iowa.
Funeral services were held on the 1st day of February, in St. Paul’s Lutheran church and interment was made in the cemetery near the church. Sincere sympathy is extended by all the friends and neighbors to the bereaved relatives.
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Her death certificate has Dorothea, widow of Friedrich Stoehr; resident of the U.S. and Lincoln Township 62 years; born in Germany; died at 11:45 a.m. January 28, 1929, of pneumonia, contributory cause flu; buried in the German Lutheran Cemetery at Hull. No indication of what her long-standing illness or condition was.
The 1925 Iowa state census gives her parents as Joe Baba, born in the Netherlands, and Friada [Frieda?] Coop, born in Germany [although this seems to be a census-taker error, since Friada Coop is also listed as the mother of all of Dorothea’s son Henry’s children, and was probably Henry’s wife’s (Freda) maiden name].
There is a Sioux County marriage register entry (January 31, 1900) on Ancestry.com for Hulda Stoehr (age 23) that gives her parents’ names as Fred. Stoehr and Dorothea Babe.
Also on Ancestry.com is an entry for her in the death register for St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hull, giving a birth name that also looks like Babe.
The name “Rabe” in the SCI obituary may be “Babe” with the lower part of the “B” fuzzed off.

Hope this helps... if more is needed contace Wilma J. Vande Berg query@premieronline.net


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