Sr. Henning Schroeder
Maria C. Frahm
Jr. Henning Schroeder
Elsabe Eva B. Thomsen
Katheran Schroeder/ Ziemer


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Fredrick Herman Ziemer

Katheran Schroeder/ Ziemer

  • Born: 20 Oct 1840, Erfte, Scheswig- Holstein Germany
  • Marriage: Fredrick Herman Ziemer in Aug 1866 in Illinois
  • Died: 10 Oct 1935, Douglas County Illinois at age 94
  • Buried: Lewis Cemetery in Illinois

bullet  General Notes:

Mrs K Ziemer 93 Native Germany Dies
Funeral will be Friday in Tuscola Church;
Came to America 68 years Ago
Tuscola Oct. 11 , 1935 ------ Funeral Services for Mrs Katheran who died at the home of Hans Ziemer early Wednesday following a few days acute illness will be conducted from the German Evangelical Church at 2 pm Friday, with the Rev. Martin Freche conducting Rites. The interment will be in the Lewis Cemetery besides the remaines of her late husband , Fred Ziemer , who died Feb. 35 , 1920. Mrs Ziemer was probable the oldest woman resident of Douglas County and would have been 94 years old Oct. 20 . Born in Erfte in Scheswig - Holstein, Germany Oct. 20 , 1840, she spent her girlhood days on a farm where she inured to hard work labor. The family burned Peat from the bog for fuel and Mrs Ziemer often related how hard the children worked to cut the Peat and stack it in high ricks for the winter. Her parents were Henning and Eva Schroeder, both of whom lived and died in Germany. Mrs Ziemer had a twin sister anna who came to america in 1864. Her Mother died in Germany and the father insisted that Katharine should join her twin sister in America which she did in 1866 against her will as she stated she perferred to stay in her native land.
She was married Fred Ziemer soon after coming over, they lived on a farm near Garrett which they developed and brought in to a high state of cultivation. After living 60 years on one farm the couple moved to Garrett , but found town life distasteful to them and they returned to the farm. Mrs Ziemer lived alone fore a time after the death of her husband, but her health made it inperative that she lived with her children which she had done for several years . She was a interesting woman and knew the joy of industous and thrifty habits. She was amember of the Lutheran Evangelical Church. Her twin sister Anna preceded her in death, Mrs Elsabe Thompson of Arthur who will be 91 years old in December, There are several grown children, 35 grandchildren and 28 Great grandchildren who survive. The body was removed to the Waddington Funeral Home where it will lie in state for the funeral Friday

Katheran Schroeder Ziemer
Birth: 1840
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Death: 1935
Douglas County
Illinois, USA

Mother of Chris Ziemer
G. Grandmother of Larry James Ziemer

Lewis Cemetery
Douglas County
Illinois, USA

Buried with Fredrick Ziemer, Name not on stone

2nd Great Grandmother of Chadwick Ziemer


Katheran married Fredrick Herman Ziemer, son of Christof Casper Ziemer and Anna Maria Dorothia Jaap, in Aug 1866 in Illinois. (Fredrick Herman Ziemer was born on 18 Nov 1841 in Schieswig , Holstein, Germany, died on 25 Feb 1920 in Douglas County Illinois and was buried in Lewis Cementery Douglas County Ill.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Citizenship, 9 Sep 1868.

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