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Simon Ganser Family Memorial
  Simon Ganser was a resident of North Fork Twp., Delaware Co, Iowa on the farm he owned from 1869 until the day of his death 26 Feb 1890.

Simon, his wife Catharine and daughter Anna are buried in the St. Paul's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Worthington, Dubuque County

  ~ records were contributed by Marge Ganser-Heibel. Interested researchers may contact Marge Ganser-Heibel at her email address found in the surname registry for Ganser.

The Sacramental Registers of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church

Worthington, Delaware County, Iowa

Translated by: Rev. Loras Otting , Director of the Archives and Historical Records

On February 26, 1890, in the Year of the Lord, Simon Ganser died in the Lord, fortified with the Last Sacraments at the age of 68 years, whom I buried on February 28 in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Rev. J. B. Zigrang



Gravestone photo note and source: Simon Ganser stone was cleaned and photographed by Cheryl Moonen Nov 2012 for Marge Ganser. Photos were submitted to Dubuque IAGenWeb by Marge Ganser Dec 2012.

Simon Ganser, St. Paul's Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa



Simon Ganser

Catharine (Grün) Ganser

Dyersville Commercial Newspaper, Sept 25 1903

Mrs. Catharine Ganser Dies After a Long Spell of Sickness at Worthington. 

Mrs. Catharine Ganser died at the home of her son near Worthington last week Thursday at ten o'clock, am after many months of sickness.

Mrs. Ganser was born at Mettendorf, Germany, July 26, 1820 and was a little over eighty-three years old at the time of her demise. Her name before marriage was Miss Catharine (Grün) and in 1855 came to New York state where in 1856 she was united in marriage to Mr. Simon Ganser at Swormville in Erie County NY.

They resided in New York until 1869 when the family moved to Iowa and settled near Worthington. Her husband died February 26 1890 and since that time made her home with her son.

The deceased was a thoroughly Christian lady. a devoted wife and mother and her neighborly disposition won her a host of friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Miss Anna Ganser, who for many years has been the housekeeper for Very Rev. Father Heer of Dyersville and one son, Nicholaus Ganser on the farm near Worthington. The bereaved children have the sympathy of all.

The funeral took place last Saturday and was attended by friends from far and near. The pallbearers were Messrs: John Jaeger, Charles House, S. Page, Sebastian Jaeger, H. Klostermann and George Rubner.

Requiem Mass services were held in St. Paul's Church with Rev. Father Friedmann officiating after which burial took place in the cemetery near by. May she rest in peace.


Anna Ganser

Telegraph Herald
Sept 2, 1942

Miss Anna Ganser

Miss Anna Ganser, 84, died at the St. Francis Home for the Aged, at 9:40 o'clock Wednesday morning following an illness extending over a period of several years. The body is at the Didesch Funeral Home, from where the funeral will be held to St. Paul's Cemetery at Worthington, Iowa. Miss Ganser was born in Buffalo, NY on Aug. 10, 1858 and came to Dubuque County as a

child. She had resided here since. She was a housekeeper for many years for the late Right Reverend Monsignor George W. Heer at Worthington, Centralia, Dyersville, and St. Mary's Church in Dubuque. Surviving are a niece and several nephews in Leola, SD. Preceding her in death were her parents and one brother.

[submitter NOTE: Anna was actually born in Clarence, Erie NY ... information is from her church baptism record). Anna was buried at St Paul's Cemetery, Worthington, Dodge Twp., Dubuque Co. with her parents, Simon and Catharine (Grün) Ganser.


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