and Elfrieda (Kerl) Boyson. Byron and Sandy live on a farm in Sec. 20 of Bloomfield Twp. near Castalia. Byron is owner/operator of the Postville Locker and Meat Processing Business. Sandy is head of the clothing department of Wal-Mart in Decorah. They have 3 children: Wesley Jay, Anthony Allan, and Lexie Kay.

Luann Marsha was born at Postville. She married David Luther Haberichter 10 Dec 1977 at Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia. They are farmers in Clever, MO and the parents of 3 children: Brandie, Luther and Amy.

Everman, Walter and Florence (Miene)

(Elaine Everman Lybbert)

Bio Photo

Florence and Walter Everman
This picture was taken for the celebration of their Golden Wedding Anniversary on May 25, 1977.

Walter Everman was the youngest child of Frederich (27 Mar 1861-6 Oct 1918) and Wilhelmina (Baethke) Evermann (4 Dec 1858-3 Mar 1933). Frederich was the son of Johann and Katharina (Brandmann) Evermann. Wilhelmina was the daughter of John Baethke. The couple emigrated from Niendorf, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany in 1891 with 3 sons: William, Rudolph and Fred. A daughter, Cynthia (Baltz), was born in 1895 and a son Walter on 9 Jan 1900 in Post Twp., Allamakee Co. Fie was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church and attended the Postville Public Schools. On 25 May 1927 he married Florence Miene at her parents' farm home in Grand Meadow Twp., Clayton Co. near Postville, IA. The young couple farmed for 8 years near Postville.

Florence was born 9 Jun 1907 in Bloomfield Twp., Winneshiek Co., the youngest of 5 children born to Frederick (18 Jul 1874-21 Jun 1943) and Maria (Reinhardt) Miene (29 May 1874-27 Feb 1959). Florence’s father, Frederick, was the son of Wilhelm and Wilhelmina (Reinhardt) Miene. He emigrated from Langendamm, Province of Hannover, Germany in 1892. Frederick became a USA citizen 11 May 1921. Her mother, Maria, was the daughter of Dietrich and Caroline (Schlueter) Reinhardt. She was born near Garnavillo, IA. Her parents emigrated from Schessinghausen, Province of Hannover, Germany in 1873. Dietrich Reinhardt became a USA citizen 3 Sep 1883.

Florence was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran. She attended rural elementary school and graduated from Postville High School in 1924. She taught at the rural “Crossroads School," Bloomfield Twp. #7, Winneshiek Co., 1925-1927.

Walter and Florence purchased the Fred Westphal farm in Bloomfield Twp. They moved with their daughter Elaine from Postville in Mar 1935. Two sons Wayne and James were born. All 3 children completed their elementary education at the Castalia Public School. Walter and Florence lived on this farm until retirement in 1965 when they moved to Postville. The farm was sold to Leon Everman, a nephew of Walter, in 1965.

Walter served as director of Bloomfield #9 school district for many years. Both Evermans were active members of Zion Lutheran, Castalia, IA. Florence saved the weekly church bulletins from 1935-1983. These were used several times in writing the history of Zion Lutheran. They were donated to the archives at Luther College, Decorah, IA in 1991. After a happy retirement spent fishing, traveling and playing cards, Walter passed away 13 Jan 1980. Florence was a seamstress until her death 4 Jan 1983. It was the sad task of her children to return her unfinished work to her customers. Both are buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Castalia, IA.

Walter and Florence are survived by their 3 children and spouses: Elaine and Jerald Lybbert, Cresco, IA; Wayne and Carol Vogt Everman, Cedar Falls, IA; James and Janice Oldag Everman, Marshall, MN; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The Waiter Everman family has scattered with none of their descendants at the present time living in Winneshiek Co. Each year the descendants gather for a campout reunion at Decorah, IA.

Partial OCR transcription, some sensitive personal information such as birth dates of people that maybe living was not transcribed. See the associated scan to compare with the published information.

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