Herman Ludwig Grundmeier was born in Winterberg, Vlotho, Prussia.
Herman immigrated to Lost Nation in Clinton County, Iowa, where he farmed for several years. He married Augusta Oberegge on June 16, 1856. He was naturalized as a citizen on March 8, 1870. In 1878 Herman moved his family to Hodgeman, Kansas, but grasshoppers and drought were too much for farming, so the family relocated to Washington Township, just north of Manning in 1880.
Herman and Augusta had fourteen children, nine of whom survived into adulthood: Adolph, Hugo, Hermann, Louis, Emil, Ewald, Louisa, Anna, and Bertha.
The other children were Ernest, Hilda, Clara, Emma, Otto.
Hugo married Kate Koepke - Hugo Jr, Clarence, Kate Keller, Alice Pare
Anna married Emil Brunnier
Louisa married Christian Schroeder
Louis married Ann Rutenbeck
Herman married Hulda Wagner
Otto never married
Adolph married Louise Hinze then Lillie Swearingen-Norris
Ernest never married
Bertha married Homer Anspach
Emil married Ida Vetter - Otto, Emil Jr., Frances, Louise, Irene, Dorothy
Ewald married Frieda Koepke
Visitation Monday, May 14, 2018 5:00 PM Zion Lutheran Church - Arcadia
Funeral Service Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:30 AM Zion Lutheran Church - Arcadia
THERE WILL BE A PRAYER SERVICE HELD AT 6:30 P.M. DURING THE VISITATION AT THE CHURCH.
THE CASKET WILL BE MOVED TO THE CHURCH AT 9:30 A.M. ON TUESDAY WHERE VISITATION WILL RESUME UNTIL THE TIME OF THE FUNERAL SERVICE.
Mary Ann Musfeldt, age 86, of Manning and formerly of rural Arcadia, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia with Pastor Ben Dose officiating. Organist for the service will be Rebecca Dose. Casket bearers will be Jason Dreessen, Janel Edson, Jennifer Youngwirth, Matthew Musfeldt, Joel Dreessen, and Adam Musfeldt. Burial will be in the Arcadia Cemetery.
Friends may call at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia after 5:00 P.M. on Monday, May 14, 2018, where there will be a prayer service held at 6:30 P.M. Visitation will resume at the church at 9:30 A.M. on Tuesday until the time of the funeral service.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left for Mary Ann's family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.
Born on July 2, 1931, in Carroll, Iowa, Mary Ann was the daughter of Otto and Mayme (Kaspersen) Grundmeier. She grew up in the Westside area and graduated from Westside High School in 1948. She worked as a dietary aide at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll following high school. She was married to David Musfeldt on April 15, 1951, at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia by Pastor Theo Tews. They moved to their new home, built by her father, northwest of Halbur in 1963. She was active in Zion Lutheran Church Ladies Aide and various other organizations. Mary Ann was devoted to her family, her faith, and her friends.
Mary Ann is survived by her husband David Musfeldt of Manning; her children: Linda Dreessen (Gary) of Amarillo, Texas, Steven Musfeldt of Storm Lake, Susan Musfeldt of Carroll, Dale Musfeldt (Vicki) of Westside, and Barbara Tapscott of Des Moines; six grandchildren: Jason Dreessen (Shannon) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Janel Edson (Mark) Castle Pines, Colorado, Jennifer Youngwirth (Travis) of Milford, Matthew Musfeldt of Vail, Joel Dreessen (Stacy) of Parker, Colorado, and Adam Musfeldt (fiancée Crystal Boell) of Glidden; many great-grandchildren; her brother Donald Grundmeier of Westside; a brother-in-law Sam Musfeldt of Manning; and a sister-in-law LeeAnn Musfeldt of Manning; and several nieces and nephews.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Mayme Grundmeier; her mother and father-in-law Herman and Lydia Musfeldt; a daughter-in-law Nancy Musfeldt; a son-in-law Richard Tapscott; and her beloved Great Aunties.
Here are some of Mary's Grundmeier "cousins." I won't take the time to explain the exact connections but am showing some of the Grundmeier pictures I've scanned from various collections over the years
I also hope that by showing these pictures, more families will come forward and send me their old Manning connected pictures so I can scan them and add them to the Manning Historical Preservation Database.
Clarence & Hulda (Jensen) Grundmeier - from the Judy Lee & Vickie Waterbury collection
Mabel Eaton & Alice Grundmeier - not sure who is who
Could this be Alice (Grundmeier) Pare?
Alvin & Charlotte (Nobiling) Grundmeier - from the Susan (Grundmeier) Schilling collection
Ewald & Frieda (Koepke) Grundmeier - Schilling collection
Ewald Grundmeier holding Jean Tews - Schilling collection
Marcellus & Evelyn (Frahm) Grundmeier - Schilling collection
Grant Grundmeier - from the VFW collection
MAC: Clarence Grundmeier, Orland Fara, Larry Handlos 1966 - from the Fara collection
3 Deuces: Bonita Hagedorn, Roy Schilling, Ralph Grundmeier - from Roy Schilling collection
Susan Grundmeier - from Roy Schilling collection
Grundmeier & Kempf business circa 1914 - from the Tom & Sharon (Grimm) Williams collection
302 Main Street where Manning Insurance Agency is located today
Joel Grundmeier - from the Schilling collection
Clarence Grundmeier on the reins - from the John Ansorge collection
David Grundmeier - from the Myra Wittrock collection
Sally Joan Grundmeier & David Grundmeier - from the Schilling collection
Alvin & Ruth (Grundmeier) Tews - from the Schilling collection
Back left: Evelyn Grundmeier
Third: Gilmore Oeser on right
Front: Leonard Frahm
Possibly Koepke and/or Oeser unidentified
If you can help with IDs please e-mail me.
Pearl (Jentzen) & Ralph Grundmeier - from the Darlene Lamp collection
Charlie & Louise Grundmeier - from the Lola (Hansen) Ahrendsen collection
I'm not sure if this Grundmeier family is connected to Manning.
Ira Grundmeier from the Ahrendsen collection
Louise (Lage) Grundmeier children - from the Bernice (Mundt) Spiese collection
Again - not sure if/how this Grundmeier family is connected
Kaspersen connection - I'm not sure how Kermit is related to Mayme but I would assume they are.
Edna was a Hinz - sister to Florence Genzen and others...
Kermit & Edna (Hinz) Kaspersen