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Nemmers, Joseph, 1874-1960


Posted By: Lydia Lucas - Volunteer (email)
Date: 2/28/2021 at 10:05:42

From the Sioux County Capital, February 18, 1960:

Joseph Nemmers, 85, Former Merchant at Granville, Succumbs

GRANVILLE – Funeral services were held at 10 0’clock Tuesday morning at the Catholic church in Dell Rapids, S. Dak., for Joseph Nemmers, 85, a long-time Granville merchant. After the death of his wife, he made his home with a daughter at Dell Rapids. He is survived by several other children and numerous grandchildren.

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From the Alton Democrat, March 3, 1960, Granville news:

Jos. Nemmers Rites At Dell Rapids

Joseph Nemmers, 85, retired local farmer, died Saturday at a Sioux Falls hospital following an illness of eight months.

A solemn requiem high mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s church, Dell Rapids. His son, the Rev. Charles Nemmers was celebrant; another son, the Rev. Leonard Nemmers, deacon; a nephew, the Rev. Reinhart Nemmers of Charter Oak, Ia., was sub-deacon. Interment was in St. Mary’s cemetery, Dell Rapids.

Honorary pallbearers were Frank Ginsbach, John Klein, Leo Hansen, Joe Ahlers, Ben Vortherms and Mike Schwebach. Active pallbearers were Bertram Schmidt, Robert Schmidt, Odilo Hansen, Marcel Eulberg, Harold Hansen and Ted Wall.

Joseph Nemmers was born on Sept. 10, 1874, in St. Donatus, Iowa, and was married to Magdalena Roeder, May 15, 1906, in Granville, Iowa. Mrs. Nemmers, two sons, Urban and Aloys, and one grandchild, Donald Nemmers, preceded him in death.

He was engaged in a general store business at Granville, Ia. until 1922 at which time he moved to Dell Rapids, where he engaged in farming until his retirement five years ago. On July 7, 1949 Mr. Nemmers was honored by His Holiness, the late Pope Pius XII, when the “Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice” medal was conferred upon him.

He is survived by eleven children: Roman, Huntington, New York; the Rev. Charles Nemmers, Dimock; the Rev. Leonard Nemmers, Oldham; John R., Quintin and Arnold, Dell Rapids; Sister M. Urban, Madison; and Mrs. Richard Hinricher, Egan [yes, only these 8 were listed]; three brothers of Le Mars, Iowa, John, Nicholas and Aloys; and twenty grandchildren. Five sisters pre-deceased him, Mary Toller, Lena Umhoefer and Anna Fishbach, Clara Owen and Elizabeth Kircher.

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His FindaGrave.com page has Joseph N. Nemmers, born 10 Sep 1874 at Saint Donatus, Jackson County, Iowa; died 13 Feb 1960 at Sioux Falls; buried in Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery, Dell Rapids. Parents Michael P. Nemmers (1843-1925) and Katherine Marx Nemmers (1851-1928). Eight siblings listed. Wife Magdalena Roeder Nemmers (1887-1938) [the headstone photo on her page shows her forename as Magdalene]. Children: Charlotte M. Nemmers Hinricher (unknown-2020), Roman N. Nemmers (1907-1977), Aloysius M. Nemmers (1909-1932), Florence Mary Nemmers Ginsbach (1911-2007), Charles F. Nemmers (1913-1993), Gertrude Nemmers (1915-2013), Mary Christine Nemmers Page (1916-2009), John R. Nemmers (1918-2002), Leonard Anthony Nemmers (1920-1981), Helen Catherine Nemmers (1922-2015), Urban Nemmers (1924-1924), Arnold E. Nemmers (1930-2002).

The Sioux County marriage register for 1905/1906 has groom Joseph Nemmers, age 31, residence Granville, a merchant, born in Iowa, parents Michael [Nemmers] and Catherine Marx; bride Magdalene Roeder, age 18, residence Granville, born in Granville, parents Michael Roeder and Catherine Berg; married in Granville May 15, 1906.

His World War I draft registration card (at age 44) describes him as medium height and build, brown eyes, “nearly brown” hair.


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