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I have an Obituary of Mrs. Magdaline Scheurman, who died March 1, 1911.
It says, the funeral was held in the church of "United Evangelical Church of
Defiance." Interment was made in the cemetery of the Evangelical Association.
I know where the church was once located north of Defiance. But, where is
the Cemetery of the Evangelical, located? Is this the old German cemetery
that sits on private property between Defiance and Denison?
Any help on the location of the cemetery would be appreciated.
Subj: genealogy workshop
I'm writing to let Wayne County and Crawford County list subscribers
know about a June 26th genealogy workshop in Mineola IA. The topic
concerns emigrants from the Giekau Church district of
Schleswig-Holstein who settled first in Mills County Iowa, and then
moved to northeastern Nebraska (Wayne, Pierce and Thurston counties)
and also northwestern IA, (Crawford County).
It is so surprising to me to find names that are common in Wayne
county, in Mills County Iowa and in small villages along the coastline
east of Kiel, Germany. Below is a news release regarding the workshop.
If you think others would be interested, please publish this
information on the Wayne county & Crawford county sites.
RE: Genealogy Workshop/Family Fair Scheduled for Mineola, Iowa
A Mills County, Iowa-Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) Genealogy Workshop
will be held in the Mineola, Iowa Community Center on Saturday, June
26, 2004. Registration begins at 9am and workshop hours are
10am-4:30pm. The event is open to the public.
The workshop will focus on the immigrant families who came to Mills
County, Iowa from villages in the Giekau Church District in Holstein
including: Hohenfelde, Schwartbuck, Schmoel, Satjendorf, Gadendorf and
the Estates of Panker and Neuhaus. Many descendants still live in the
Mills County area or in northeastern Nebraska, especially Thurston,
Pierce and Wayne counties. Family names associated with these areas
include–Bichel, Carsten, Dorhman, Doorman, Dose, Dohse, Ehlers, Giese,
Hammer, Hansen, Jurgens, Kay, Kahl, Kruse, Lamp, Lau, Loof, Luth,
Mathiesen, Miller Nagel, Nipp, Rohrberg, Roenfeld, Scheel, Schoening,
Schroeder, Schutt, Steffens, Stumpf, Vohs, Voss, Wiese, Wolf, and Wulf.
Morning workshop events include genealogy reports by family researchers
and informational table displays. The afternoon agenda features a skit
about 1885 Mineola life, a slide show of the German villages, a short
history of both the German villages and Mineola/St. Mary's areas, and a
tour of two Mills County churches and cemeteries that were part of the
Workshop reservations are encouraged as seating is limited. Cost of the
entire workshop, including lunch is $10, half-day attendance without
lunch is $5.00. Attendees who hope to make family genealogy
connections should bring family genealogy information.
Mineola, Iowa is located south of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Take Hwy 275
to Barrus Road and use the second Mineola exit to reach the Mineola
Community Center. For more information, contact: Gary Schoening, 204
Harold's Drive, Glenwood, IA 51534, 1-712-527-2188 or email:
Hot off the press.
Just posted, the December 13, 1907 special edition of the Dow City
Enterprise Newspaper with a review of the town, its
surroundings and business submitted by Melba McDowell.
Find it in the Newspapers category of the Database.