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John T. Hare

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Dolores Hare

Schinderling Obits

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Dolores Owen

Helmey Obits

Hammer Obits

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Evelyn Black


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John T. Hare Passes Away

Was a Pioneer and had resided in Lake County for the past 48 years

One by one the pioneers are passing away and this week we are called upon to chronicle the death of John T. Hare who passed away early Monday morning at the house of his daughter Mrs. Otto Kaske, with whom he had made his home since the death of his wife about three years ago.

John T. Hare was born at Plattsburg County, New York, April 7, 1830 being 87 years, 3 months and two days old at time of death. Death was due chiefly to his advanced age.

In 186? Mr. Hare was married at Plattsburg to Miss Matilda Kidd, and moved shortly afterwards to the state of Minnesota where they remained three years. In October 1870 they moved to Lake County coming overland by team. He located on the north shore of the beautiful Lake Madison where he and his wife continually resided until three years ago when the latter was called to her final rest. Since then Mr. Hare has made his home with his daughter the larger part of the time.

At the time of his death Mr. Hare was probably the oldest settler remaining in Lake county and thus we witness the passing of a truly pioneer, one who has experienced all hardships of frontier life in this section and who remained to see his efforts bear fruit. Arriving in Lake county in the early territorial days, possessed but of a few earthly goods, but carrying with them a cheerful heart and a strong will, he set forth to establish a home and rear his family. He took an important part in the early development of Lake county and was a member of the first board of county commissioners.

The deceased is survived by seven children, namely: Mrs. John Huntimer, of Washington, Mrs. Nell Cooper of Canada, Lewis of Spokane, Washington, Ira, Frank, Mrs. Otto Kaske and Mrs. Gus Kaske, all of Wentworth.

Funeral services were conducted (Thursday) afternoon at the home of Otto Kaske, by Rev. W.H.Cassell, and interment was made in the Rose Hill cemetery.
(Enterprise Newspaper, Wentworth, South Dakota. NOTE: John T. Hare died July 9, 1917. This obit probably ran in the paper within approximately 24 hours.)

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Albert Schinderling, aged about 40 years, died at his farm home nine miles southwest of Ramona at 5 o'clock this morning of heart failure. Deceased is survived by wife and several young children. He was a brother of C. Schinderling of this city.
(Madison Daily Leader, South Dakota, Thursday, September 9, 1915)

Clara Laura Lizetta Jordan was born Feb. 19, 1874, in Germany where she spent her girhood days. She was united in marriage to Mr. Albert Wilhelm Fredrick Schinderling in 1897 and in 1901 they made their journey to America and settled near Ramona, S.D., where they took up farm work. To this union ten children were born, one son dying in infancy. Her husband preceded her in death 19 years ago. In 1917 Mrs. Schinderling moved with her children to Harrold, S.D., where they settled on a farm. In the spring of 1920 she moved into Harrold where she resided until three months before her death when she made her home with her daughter in Blunt, where she passed away on Feb. 11, 1935.

Two years previous to her death she underwent a serious operation from which she never made a full recovery, her death being caused by cancer. She had attained the age of 60 years, 11 months and 23 days. Funeral services were conducted from St. John's Lutheran church at Ramona and interment was made in St. John's cemetery beside her husband. She leaves to mourn her loss Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schinderling and family of Madison, S.D., Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schinderling and family of Huron, S.D., Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schinderling and family of Huron, S.D., Mr. and Mrs. Alfred McIlravy and daughter of Blunt, S.D., Mr. and Mrs. Gerhardt Schinderling and family of Huron, S.D., Mr. and Mrs. Jack Parks of Minneapolis, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Helmuth Schinderling and daughter of Blunt, S.D., Mr. and Mrs. Leland Shore and son of Chariton, Iowa, and William Schinderling of Hill City, S.D.
(Obit possibly from Blunt, South Dakota Newspaper, shortly after her death, February 11, 1935.)


All the Helmey Information on this page was sent to me by a descendant (Thompson). If you are that Thompson, please contact Dolores Owen so that I may give you credit.

Christ Helmey Obit
Note: Chris died August 25, 1977.
Wilhelminea Helmey Obits
Note: Wilhelmina died Feb 11, 1962.
Daughter of Carl & Frederika Pollin Schinderling.
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Submitted by Evelyn Black

Frank Hammer Obits, Headstone

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