James Frederick Sanders

M, (1911 - 1996)
James F. Sanders, 1911-1996
FatherJoseph William Sanders (1875 - 1961)
MotherEda Hecklin Sanders (1883 - 1965)
Birth*25 Oct 1911 Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1 
Marriage*4 Sep 1937 Immaculate Conception, Butte, Silver Bow, Montana (MT), United States (US); Bride=Dorothy Martha Gerber Sanders2 
Death*31 Aug 1996 Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington (WA), United States (US)1 
Biography* James F. Sanders, 1911-1996:
James was born and raised in Sioux Falls, to parents born in Minnesota. The family lived at 712 West Third Street until 1927. At that time, the family moved to 312 North Prairie Avenue. James graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines in 1936. Jobs were hard to find in those times and even an engineer with a college degree took whatever he could find. His first job after graduation was as assayer at the Old Uncle Sam Mine in Roubaix, South Dakota about ten miles south of Deadwood. After two months he left the mine and worked for the Montana-Dakota Gas Company in Deadwood for two days. Next he signed on as a surveyor with the Indian Service at the Rosebud Indian Reservation. The reservation is located about 200 miles southeast of Rapid City, South Dakota. The closest "full service" town is Valentine, Nebraska about thirty miles away. The following spring, James headed off for his next adventure - the copper mines in Butte, Montana. Later, he returned to Sioux Falls and joined the family plumbing construction business. After he retired, he and wife Dorothy moved to Mitchell, South Dakota. Later, they moved to Bremerton, Washington.

James, age 84, died on a Saturday. 
Last Edited17 Nov 2009

Citations

  1. [S295] Memorial Card for James Frederick Sanders,.
  2. [S612] Dorothy Gerber Sanders.

Aileen Ruby Schwartz Larson

F, (1910 - 1981)
Aileen (Schwartz) Larson, 1910-1981
FatherIrvon Morrice Schwartz (1882 - 1951)
MotherClara Gerber Schwartz (1879 - 1946)
Relationship1st cousin of Helen Frances Gerber McCarthy
Birth*1 Sep 1910 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1 
Marriage*17 Aug 1949 Groom=Helmer Lind Larson1 
Married Name17 Aug 1949 Larson [Schwartz] 
Death*3 May 1981 Inwood Hospital, Canton, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)2 
Burial*6 May 1981 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)2 
Note*7 May 1981 obituary Canton (South Daakota) Sioux Valley News, Thursday 7 May 1981.1 
Biography* Aileen R. Schwartz Larson, 1910-1981:
Born and raised in Worthing, Aileen married late in life - after her mother died in 1946. She and Helmer had no children.

A resident of the Canton Good Samaritan Center, Aileen, age 70, died on a Sunday. She was survived by one sister. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at Anderson Funeral Home by Rev. Zwinger. 
Last Edited24 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S18] Obituary,.
  2. [S158] Lincoln county burial permit.

Catherine A. Schwartz Hoberg

F, (1914 - 2007)
Catherine (Schwartz) Hoberg,
1914-2007
FatherIrvon Morrice Schwartz (1882 - 1951)
MotherClara Gerber Schwartz (1879 - 1946)
Relationship1st cousin of Helen Frances Gerber McCarthy
Birth*26 Jul 1914 South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1,2 
Married Name1939 Hoberg [Schwartz] 
Marriage*1939 Groom=Ernest W. Hoberg3 
Residence13 Feb 1946 Astoria, Oregon (OR), United States (US)4 
Residence3 Jul 1951 Richmond, California (CA), United States (US)5 
Residence*3 May 1981 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon (OR), United States (US)6 
Death*4 Apr 2007 2 
Biography* Catherine A. Schwartz Hoberg, 1914-2007:
Born and raised in Worthing, Katherine moved west after her marriage. She was living in Astoria, Oregon in 1946, in Richmond, California in 1951, and in Portland, Oregon in 1981. 
Last Edited7 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S161] 1920 Federal Census, Lincoln County, South Dakota,.
  2. [S327] Social Security Death Index -from Rootsweb <http://ssdi.roostweb.com/>-.
  3. [S971] Her obituary.
  4. [S5] Mother's obituary,.
  5. [S4] Father's obituary,.
  6. [S16] Sibling's obituary,.

Mary Naomi Schwartz Anderson

F, (1916 - 1976)
FatherIrvon Morrice Schwartz (1882 - 1951)
MotherClara Gerber Schwartz (1879 - 1946)
Relationship1st cousin of Helen Frances Gerber McCarthy
Nickname Naomi 
Birth*Oct 1916 South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1 
Marriage*a 13 Feb 1946 Groom=Robert V. Anderson2 
Married Namea 13 Feb 1946 Anderson [Schwartz] 
Residence*3 Jul 1951 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon (OR), United States (US)3 
Death*1976 4 
Biography* M. Naomi Schwartz Anderson, 1916-1976:
Born and raised in Worthing, Naomi moved to Portland, Oregon after her marriage. 
Last Edited6 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S161] 1920 Federal Census, Lincoln County, South Dakota,.
  2. [S5] Mother's obituary,.
  3. [S4] Father's obituary,.
  4. [S1] "The Gerber Family Tree", compiled by Orval James Madden, 1991.

Robert V. Anderson

M, (1921 - 1996)
Birth*6 Oct 1921 South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1,2 
Marriage*a 13 Feb 1946 Bride=Mary Naomi Schwartz Anderson3 
Residence*14 Oct 1996 Merritt Island, Brevard, Florida (FL), United States (US)2 
Death*14 Oct 1996 2 
Biography* Robert V. Anderson, 1921-1996:
Robert enlisted in the Air Corps as a Tech Sargent for the Hawaiian Department at Fort Snelling, Minnesota on 31 July 1946. He had a high school education, was single, was living in Bennett County, South Dakota and working as a mechanic.

Robert, age 75, died on a Monday. 
Last Edited23 Nov 2010

Citations

  1. [S1652] WW2 Army enlistment record.
  2. [S327] Social Security Death Index -from Rootsweb <http://ssdi.roostweb.com/>-.
  3. [S5] Mother's obituary,.

Ernest W. Hoberg

M
Marriage*1939 Bride=Catherine A. Schwartz Hoberg1 
Last Edited12 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. [S971] Her obituary.

Helmer Lind Larson

M, (1895 - 1963)
Father(?) Larsson
Mother(Mrs) (?) Larsson
Birth*14 Jun 1895 Leksand, Sweden1 
Marriage*b 18 Apr 1923 Bride=Emma Gunhilda (?) Larsson2 
Marriage*17 Aug 1949 Bride=Aileen Ruby Schwartz Larson1 
Death*4 Jan 1963 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)3 
Burial*7 Jan 1963 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)3 
Note*10 Jan 1963 obituary Canton (South Dakota) Sioux Valley News, Thursday 10 January 1963.1 
Biography* Helmer Lind Larson, 1895-1963:
Helmer was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith while a young boy in Sweden. On 18 April 1923, he arrived in the Port of New York onboard the steamship Stockholm from Gotherburg. Helmer was married and traveling with his first wife Emma. They had been living in Sigtuna, her birthplace, when they left for the U.S.A. with $250 between them. Helmer and Emma were bound for Saint Louis Park, Minnesota to meet his cousin, Ann Erickson of 27 Toledo Avenue. Helmer, with fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, and tatoos on both hands, was a bricklayer. He worked in Chicago for several years before moving to Worthing where he continued in the trade.

Helmer, age 67, died at his home on a Friday night following a heart attack. Survivors included his wife and two sisters. He also was survived by two daughters and five grandchildren from a previous marriage all of whom reside in Sweden. Helmer was predeceased by his parents, two sisters, and two brothers. Funeral services were held on Monday at Dindot's Funeral Chapel in Lennox by Rev. Gilbert Singer. Pallbearers were Sylvan Fodness, Orwin Fodness, Palmer Larson, Clifford Larson, Melvin Lind, and Rudolph Johnson. 
Last Edited5 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S18] Obituary,.
  2. [S528] Passenger List, ss Stockholm, arrived 18 April 1923, at Port of New York, from Gothenberg, Sweden.
  3. [S158] Lincoln county burial permit.

Frances Madden Borneman

F, (1905 - 1983)
FatherJames Madden (1847 - 1920)
MotherMary Gerber Madden (1858 - 1925)
Relationship1st cousin of Helen Frances Gerber McCarthy
Birth*22 Sep 1905 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1,2 
Marriage*1928 Groom=Theodore Raymond Borneman3 
Married Name1928 Borneman [Madden] 
Residence*Sep 1983 Albany, Linn, Oregon (OR), United States (US)4 
Death*Sep 1983 5,4 
Biography* Frances Madden Borneman, 1905-1983:
Born and raised in Worthing, Frances moved to Sioux Falls and resided at 1003 South Wayland. Later she moved west and was living in Portland, Oregon in 1943 and in Springfield, Oregon by 1946. She was living in Albany in Linn County when she died in 1983. 
Last Edited30 Jun 2016

Citations

  1. [S160] Lincoln county birth record.
  2. [S288] 1910 Federal Census, Lincoln County, South Dakota,.
  3. [S329] 1935 State Census, South Dakota,.
  4. [S166] Social Security Death Index -1998 edition, version 1.31-.
  5. [S1] "The Gerber Family Tree", compiled by Orval James Madden, 1991.

Owen Tully Madden

M, (1902 - 1950)
FatherJames Madden (1847 - 1920)
MotherMary Gerber Madden (1858 - 1925)
Relationship1st cousin of Helen Frances Gerber McCarthy
Birth*25 Sep 1902 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1 
Marriage*3 Apr 1925 Bride=Nelle Johanna Weens Madden1 
Death*25 Oct 1950 Canton, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)2 
Note*26 Oct 1950 obituary Canton (South Dakota) Sioux Valley News, Thursday 26 October 1950.1 
Burial*29 Oct 1950 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)2 
Biography* Owen T. Madden, 1902-1950:
Owen lived in Lincoln County all of his life. He was in business in Canton for several years where he had moved from Worthing.

Owen, age 48, died at his home on a Wednesday noon. He was survived by his wife, one son and one daughter. 
Last Edited19 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S18] Obituary,.
  2. [S158] Lincoln county burial permit.

Frederick Madden

M, (1886 - 1946)
FatherJames Madden (1847 - 1920)
MotherMary Gerber Madden (1858 - 1925)
Relationship1st cousin of Helen Frances Gerber McCarthy
Birth*2 Jul 1886 Lynn Tp, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1,2 
Marriage*13 Aug 1913 Canton, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); Bride=Bethsaida Hammer Madden2 
Death*22 May 1946 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)3 
Burial*27 May 1946 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)3 
Note*30 May 1946 obituary Canton (South Dakota) Sioux Valley News, Thursday 30 May 1946.2 
Biography* Frederick "Fred" Madden, 1886-1946:
Born on the homestead in Lynn Township which later became part of the town of Worthing. Fred lived all his life in that place, attending local schools. A man of medium height and build with gray eyes and brown hair, he began carrying the mail in 1906 and continued in that position for 36 years until forced to retire in 1946 because of a disability. Fred was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Worthing, being secretary for 19 years. He also was a member of the Oriental Consistory of Yankton and was very interested in sports.

Fred, age 59, died at his home in Worthing on a Wednesday. He was survived by his wife, one daughter, one son, one brother, and four sisters. Funeral services were held from the home on Monday and then from the Congregational Church with Rev August Ilintz of the First Baptist church in Sioux Falls officiating. Delwin Kuhns was the soloist and was accompanied by Mrs F. Rohlf. Pallbearers were Joe Kuhns, Mark Bushnell, J. W. Woods, Tom Quinlan, Lloyd Lind, and Leslie Bradshaw. Masonic services were conducted at the grave site. 
Last Edited5 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S287] James Madden, Military Pension File, National Archives,.
  2. [S18] Obituary,.
  3. [S158] Lincoln county burial permit.

Ernest Madden

M, (1877 - 1945)
Ernest Madden, 1877-1945
FatherJames Madden (1847 - 1920)
MotherMary Gerber Madden (1858 - 1925)
Relationship1st cousin of Helen Frances Gerber McCarthy
Birth*13 Dec 1877 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1,2 
Marriage*23 May 1904 Lake City, Wabasha, Minnesota (MN), United States (US); Bride=Ella Lorena Raines Madden3 
Death*24 Oct 1945 Denver, Denver, Colorado (CO), United States (US)4 
Burial*30 Oct 1945 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)4 
Note*1 Nov 1945 obituary Canton (South Dakota) Sioux Valley News, Thursday 1 November 1945.3 
Biography* Ernest Madden, 1877-1945:
Ernest was born and raised on a farm in Lynn Township, Lincoln County. His father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother in Wisconsin. The farm is now a part of Worthing, South Dakota. Ernest attended local schools and later the Brookings Business College. At eighteen-years-of-age, a man of medium height and build with gray eyes and dark brown hair, he enlisted in Company I of the South Dakota State Militia. This unit was later reorganized as Company D. Ernest rose from private to first sergeant. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, he was one of fifteen members of his company who enlisted. He was mustered into Company D, First Regiment, South Dakota Volunteers as a first sergeant and was in that unit from 25 April 1898 to 18 August 1899. The regiment was assigned duty in the Philippines and took part in a number of engagements. These included the battle in the trenches at Manila on 23 February 1899, the skirmish at San Francisco, Del Monte on 25 March 1899, and the skirmish near Polo on the following day. He was also in the battle of Marilao River on 27 March 1899 and there received a gunshot wound in the arm and chest. Soon after he was brevetted second lieutenant.

After his discharge, Ernest returned to Worthing and pursued a business course at the State Agricultural College in Brookings. He entered the grain trade, forming a partnership with his father, but had to end the arrangement shortly thereafter because of poor health. He spent two-and-a-half years in the out-of-doors as a carrier on a mail route. In May 1908, he resigned the mail route and homesteaded on the lower Brule Indian Reservation in Lyman County. He resided there until his claim was proven. He returned to Worthing by 1910 and resumed his association with his father in the grain business. About the time of his return to Worthing, Ernest became active in local politics and in June of 1912 was nominated for the office of clerk of courts on the Republican ticket. He won that election in November taking office on 1 January 1913. By 1915, Ernest and wife had moved to Canton where they lived for many years at 203 West 5th Street. In 1936, they moved to Denver, Colorado. Ernest was a member of various Masonic Lodges of the Oriental Consistory in Worthing and the El Riad Shrine in Sioux Falls as well as the Odd Fellows Lodge.

Ernest, age 67, died on a Wednesday at his home in Denver of a coronary thrombosis. He was survived by his wife, six daughters, and six sons. Funeral services were held on Wednesday from the Anderson Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Mr. Hintz officiating. Pallbearers were C. F. Tank, O. M. Hanson, E. A. Jones, Carl Wiggin, E. E. France, and Frank Devitt.5 
Last Edited5 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S287] James Madden, Military Pension File, National Archives,.
  2. [S1597] Newspaper item.
  3. [S18] Obituary,.
  4. [S158] Lincoln county burial permit.
  5. [S1672] George W. Kingsbury, History of Dakota Territory (published by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1915),.

Ella Lorena Raines Madden

F, (1885 - 1951)
FatherGeorge Raines
MotherHattie Romig Raines
Birth*12 Mar 1885 Center Point, Linn, Iowa (IA), United States (US)1,2 
Marriage*23 May 1904 Lake City, Wabasha, Minnesota (MN), United States (US); Groom=Ernest Madden3 
Married Name23 May 1904 Madden [Raines] 
Death*11 Jun 1951 Denver, Denver, Colorado (CO), United States (US)4 
Note*14 Jun 1951 funeral notice Canton (South Dakota) Sioux Valley News, Thursday 14 June 1951.3 
Burial*15 Jun 1951 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)4 
Biography* Ella Raines Madden, 1885-1951:
Ella was born and raised in Iowa to a father born in New York and a mother born in the same town as she. At the time of her marriage, she was living in Lake City, Minnesota. Afterwards, she came to South Dakota with her new husband. They lived in Worthing and then Canton. In 1936, they moved to Denver, Colorado.

Ella died on a Monday. Funeral services were held on Friday at the Anderson Funeral Home in Canton. 
Last Edited6 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S329] 1935 State Census, South Dakota,.
  2. [S364] Carol Morrison South Dakota website query on Lincoln County. Dated 7 November 2000.
  3. [S18] Obituary,.
  4. [S158] Lincoln county burial permit.

Bethsaida Hammer Madden

F, (1896 - 1978)
FatherMartin Hammer
MotherDorothy Jacobs Hammer
Birth*6 May 1896 Bloomington, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1 
Marriage*13 Aug 1913 Canton, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); Groom=Frederick Madden1 
Married Name13 Aug 1913 Madden [Hammer] 
Death*23 Mar 1978 Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)2 
Burial*27 Mar 1978 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)2 
Note*30 Mar 1978 obituary Canton (South Dakota) Sioux Valley News, Thursday 30 March 1978.1 
Biography* Bethsaida Hammer Madden, 1896-1978:
Born in Bloomington, South Dakota, Bethsaida's parents were from Kimball in Brule County, South Dakota. Bethsaida was a member of the Worthing Congregational Church and the Eastern Star at Worthing for 54 years. She was a past worthy matron and at one time state grand warden.. After her husband's death in 1946, Bethsaida worked as a secretary in the Hartley, Iowa hospital and in the admissions office of the University of Iowa Hospital. She made her home for many years with her daughter and family in Iowa City, Iowa. Later she resided in Alton, Iowa and at the Memorial Valley Nursing Home in Rock Valley.

Bethsaida died on a Thursday after an extended illness. She was survived by one son, one daughter, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two sisters. Funeral services were held at the Dindot and Son Funeral Home in Lennox by the Rev. Wayne L. Rager. Services were also conducted by Worthing Chapter No. 156 of the Order of the Eastern Star. 
Last Edited5 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S18] Obituary,.
  2. [S158] Lincoln county burial permit.

Mary Ann Schoenman Gerber

F, (1850 - 1916)
FatherUrs Schoenman (c 1814 - 1891)
MotherAnna Maria (?) Schoenman (c 1821 - 1899)
ChartsGerber/Sägesser family
Birth*16 Mar 1850 Canton, Stark, Ohio (OH), United States (US)1 
Marriage*Sep 1869 Groom=Gottlieb Gerber2,3 
Married NameSep 1869 Gerber [Schoenman] 
(Witness) Marriage11 Oct 1897 Calvary Cathedral, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); Bride=Emma May Gerber Moore, Groom=Dr. Fred H. Moore M.D.4 
Death*20 Dec 1916 Los Angeles, California (CA), United States (US)1 
Burial*Dec 1916 Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, San Bernardino, California (CA), United States (US)5 
Note* obituary Worthing Enterprise, (date unknown)1 
Biography* Mary Ann Schoenman Gerber, 1850-1916:
A native of Hardin, Ohio according to the Memorial and Biographical Record, Mary Ann's parents were both born in Switzerland. The family came to Wisconsin when Mary Ann was six years of age. She lived in Spring Green after her 1869 marriage, until moving to Lincoln County, South Dakota where the family homesteaded. Later the family moved into the village of Worthing where they resided until 1900. Mary Ann was plagued by poor health, and in 1900, the family moved to Redlands, California in hopes of providing her some relief.

Mary Ann did indeed regain her health in California which she continued to enjoy until she fell and broke her hip circa 1913. This accident led to cancer of the bone which caused her much suffering. After her husband died in 1914, her health continued to gradually deteriotate. An operation in a Los Angeles hospital was of little help. Mary Ann, 66, died on a Wednesday at the home of her daughter Ida Spradling. 

Family

Gottlieb Gerber (15 Oct 1837-1 Oct 1914)
Children
Last Edited12 May 2012

Citations

  1. [S18] Obituary,.
  2. [S1] "The Gerber Family Tree", compiled by Orval James Madden, 1991.
  3. [S223] 1870 Federal Census, Sauk County, Wisconsin,.
  4. [S107] Minnehaha county marriage record.
  5. [S390] Unknown author(s), Hillside Memorial Park and Mausoleum (tombstone inscriptions), 1985.

Henry Gottlieb Gerber

M, (1870 - 1940)
FatherGottlieb Gerber (1837 - 1914)
MotherMary Ann Schoenman Gerber (1850 - 1916)
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Helen Frances Gerber McCarthy
Birth*16 Aug 1870 Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)1,2 
Marriage*8 Nov 1896 Richland Center, Richland, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US); Bride=Grace Gertude Jones Gerber2 
Death*28 Dec 1940 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1 
Burial*31 Dec 1940 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)2 
Note*2 Jan 1941 obituary Lennox (South Dakota) Independent, Thursday 2 January 1941/p8c1 
Biography* Henry G. Gerber, 1870-1943:
Henry G. came to Lynn Township, Dakota Territory as an infant with his parents in 1871. He grew up on the family farm in Section 3 and later ino the village of Worthing where he remained. When he matured, Henry joined his father in business and by 1910 had also assumed the duties of postmaster. By 1920 he was managing the local telephone exchange - the Worthing Electric Phone Company. In 1930, he was operating a movie theatre. Henry joined the Odd Fellows Lodge in 1892 and the Encampment and Rebekah Lodge in 1900. He also was a member of the Modern Woodsman. He belonged to the Congregational church.

Henry, age 70, died of a heart attack on a Saturday at the home of his sister Mrs. Louesa Leavitt. He was survived by two sons, a daughter, five grandchildren, three sisters, and a brother. Funeral services were held on Tuesday from the Congregational church with the Rev. Harland Sauser officiating. 

Family

Grace Gertude Jones Gerber (28 Dec 1876-12 Jul 1937)
Children
Last Edited12 May 2012

Citations

  1. [S157] Lincoln county death record.
  2. [S18] Obituary,.

Louesa Ann Gerber Leavitt

F, (1871 - 1955)
FatherGottlieb Gerber (1837 - 1914)
MotherMary Ann Schoenman Gerber (1850 - 1916)
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Helen Frances Gerber McCarthy
Birth*1871 Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)1 
Marriage*23 Mar 1892 Groom=Charles George Leavitt2 
Married Name23 Mar 1892 Leavitt [Gerber] 
Death*15 Mar 1955 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)3 
Note*17 Mar 1955 obituary Sioux Valley (Canton, South Dakota) News, Thursday 17 March 1955.2 
Burial*18 Mar 1955 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)3,2 
Biography* Louesa A. Gerber Leavitt, 1871-1955:
There is conflicting evidence of Louesa's birth year. The 1985 History of Lincoln County, South Dakota lists her birth year as 1871. Her own 1955 obituary lists it as 1872. She came to Lincoln County, South Dakota with her parents from Spring Green, Wisconsin at about the age of two. Except for a few years spent in Sioux Falls, Louesa spent the rest of her life in the Worthing area.

She was taken ill on a Tuesday afternoon and died that evening. Louesa, 84,was survived by one son, one daughter, and one sister. Funeral services, arranged by the Anderson Funeral Home, were held on Friday from the Congregational church in Worthing with the Rev. Wm. Schroeder officiating. 

Family

Charles George Leavitt (24 Jul 1870-21 May 1937)
Children
Last Edited12 May 2012

Citations

  1. [S360] The History of Lincoln County, South Dakota - 1985 (published by The Lincoln County History Committee, Canton, South Dakota),.
  2. [S18] Obituary,.
  3. [S158] Lincoln county burial permit.

Emma May Gerber Moore

F, (1877 - 1904)
FatherGottlieb Gerber (1837 - 1914)
MotherMary Ann Schoenman Gerber (1850 - 1916)
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Helen Frances Gerber McCarthy
Birth*18 Jun 1877 South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1 
Marriage*11 Oct 1897 Calvary Cathedral, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); Groom=Dr. Fred H. Moore M.D., priest=T. Fisher Rev, Witness=Gottlieb Gerber, Witness=Mary Ann Schoenman Gerber2 
Married Name11 Oct 1897 Moore [Gerber] 
Death*13 Sep 1904 3 
Burial*Sep 1904 Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, San Bernardino, California (CA), United States (US)3 
Biography* Emma M. Gerber Moore, 1877-1904:
Emma and her husband were residents of Worthing, South Dakota in 1900. Their daughter Gladys died in 1903 and Emma herself died in 1904. There are tombstones for both in Redlands, California although we have no evidence of where either of them died. Emma's widowed husband was a resident of South Dakota in 1906 & 1910. 

Family

Dr. Fred H. Moore M.D. (13 May 1872-)
Children
Last Edited4 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S156] 1900 Federal Census, Lincoln County, South Dakota,.
  2. [S107] Minnehaha county marriage record.
  3. [S390] Unknown author(s), Hillside Memorial Park and Mausoleum (tombstone inscriptions), 1985.

Ida Belle Gerber Spradling

F, (1880 - 1960)
FatherGottlieb Gerber (1837 - 1914)
MotherMary Ann Schoenman Gerber (1850 - 1916)
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Helen Frances Gerber McCarthy
Birth*10 May 1880 Lynn Tp, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1,2 
Marriage*c 1913 Groom=John Warren Spradling3 
Married Namec 1913 Spradling [Gerber] 
Death*12 May 1960 Los Angeles, California (CA), United States (US)4 
Burial*May 1960 Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, San Bernardino, California (CA), United States (US)5 
Biography* Idabelle Gerber Spradling, 1880-1960:
Idabelle was living in Worthing, South Dakota with her parents in 1900. When the parents moved to California, Idabelle wasn't with them. In 1910, she was boarding at 1517 Park Avenue in Minneapolis and was working as a seamstress in a dress shop. By 1920, she and husband John Spradling were living on Sattered, Highland Township, San Bernardino County, California. In 1930, she and John were renting, for $45/month, in the Blasdale apartments at 711 South Rampart in Los Angeles. By 1941, she was living in Los Angeles, California. 
Last Edited16 Apr 2013

Citations

  1. [S160] Lincoln county birth record.
  2. [S728] 1880 census, Lincoln County, Dakata Territory.
  3. [S526] 1930 Federal Census, Los Angeles County, California,.
  4. [S361] Copyright 1998-2001 by MyFamily.com Inc., California Death Index, 1940-1997 (published on the World Wide Web by RootsWeb.com),.
  5. [S390] Unknown author(s), Hillside Memorial Park and Mausoleum (tombstone inscriptions), 1985.

Charles George Leavitt

M, (1870 - 1937)
FatherFrank Leavitt (c 1828 - )
MotherMary (Mrs Frank) (?) Leavitt (c 1844 - )
Birth*24 Jul 1870 Mexico, Missouri (MO), United States (US)1 
Marriage*23 Mar 1892 Bride=Louesa Ann Gerber Leavitt1 
Death*21 May 1937 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)2,1 
Burial*24 May 1937 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1 
Note*27 May 1937 obituary Sioux Valley (Canton, South Dakota) News, Thursday 27 May 1937.1 
Biography* Charles G. Leavitt, 1870-1937:
Born in Missouri to a father born in Maine and a mother born in Illinois, Charles was living in Glenwood, Schuyler County, Missouri in 1880. He came to the Dakota Territory in 1885 with his parents and lived in District 138 of Lincoln County (La Valley Township?). Charles worked in a mercantile business in Sioux Falls for a number of years but also farmed in La Valley Township. Sometime before 1920, he moved to Main Street in Worthing where he was proprietor of a grain elevator.

Charles, age 66, died at his home on a Friday of a heart attack. He was survived by his wife, two sons, one daughter, and four grandchildren. Monday afternoon, funeral services were held in the home and then the Congregational church. The Rev. William S. Harper of Beresord and the Rev. J. J. Stimpke officiated. 

Family

Louesa Ann Gerber Leavitt (1871-15 Mar 1955)
Children
Last Edited5 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S18] Obituary,.
  2. [S157] Lincoln county death record.

Grace Gertude Jones Gerber

F, (1876 - 1937)
FatherStephen Jones (1849 - )
MotherJennie Stelzman Jones (1863 - )
Birth*28 Dec 1876 Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US)1,2 
Marriage*8 Nov 1896 Richland Center, Richland, Wisconsin (WI), United States (US); Groom=Henry Gottlieb Gerber1 
Married Name8 Nov 1896 Gerber [Jones] 
Death*12 Jul 1937 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)2 
Burial*14 Jul 1937 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1 
Note*15 Jul 1937 obituary Lennox (South Dakota) Independent, Thursday 15 July 1937/p6c41 
Biography* Grace G. Jones Gerber, 1876-1937:
Born in Wisconsin to a father born in Wales and a mother born in Wisconsin, Grace came to Canton, South Dakota with her parents in 1889. She grew up in Canton and attended local schools. Grace was married on a Sunday at the home of Mrs. D. H. Richard in Richland Center, Wisconsin. Grace became a member of the Beaver Rebekah Lodge in Worthing on 9 November 1900. She also was a member of the Rebekah Circle, of the Congregational church, Sunday school, and Ladies' Aid. She was the assistant superintendant of the senior Sunday school.

Grace died on a Monday. She was survived by her husband, two sons, a daughter, four grandchildren, her mother, three brothers, and two sisters. Funeral services were held on Wednesday from the Congregational church with the Rev. J. J. Stimpke officiating. 

Family

Henry Gottlieb Gerber (16 Aug 1870-28 Dec 1940)
Children
Last Edited5 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S18] Obituary,.
  2. [S157] Lincoln county death record.

Neal Victor Gerber

M, (1897 - 1958)
FatherHenry Gottlieb Gerber (1870 - 1940)
MotherGrace Gertude Jones Gerber (1876 - 1937)
Relationship2nd cousin of Helen Frances Gerber McCarthy
Birth*27 Jul 1897 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1,2,3 
Marriage*7 Mar 1922 Canton, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); Bride=Freda Minetta Bacon Gerber, minister=W. S. Rowden Rev4,5 
Death*30 May 1958 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)6 
Burial*2 Jun 1958 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)7 
Note*5 Jun 1958 obituary Lennox (South Dakota) Independent, Thursday 5 June 1958.3 
Biography* Neal V. Gerber, 1897-1958:
Born in Worthing, Neal lived there his entire life. He was short in height, of medium build, with brown eyes and black hair. Neal graduated from Canton High School and attended South Dakota State college at Brookings and Nettleton Business college in Sioux Falls. He was employed at the Worthing Elevator Company and later as a bank clerk. By 1932, Neal owned and operated a service station in Worthing. In the arena of public service, Neal served as clerk of the Worthing school board for 26 years.

He passed away suddenly of a heart attack at his home on a Friday. Although Neal was not in the best of health he had been working at his service station. He was survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, two grandchildren, a brother, and a sister. Funeral services were held on Monday morning from the Methodist church in Canton with the Rev. E. E. Whiteside officiating. Pallbearers were Ben Sherman, O. C. Johnson, Clair Caldwell, Tillman Dickens, Wm. Backer, and E. D. Rose. 
Last Edited5 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S156] 1900 Federal Census, Lincoln County, South Dakota,.
  2. [S160] Lincoln county birth record.
  3. [S18] Obituary,.
  4. [S785] Her memorial card.
  5. [S1597] Newspaper item.
  6. [S157] Lincoln county death record.
  7. [S158] Lincoln county burial permit.

Loris Esmond Gerber

M, (1902 - 1973)
FatherHenry Gottlieb Gerber (1870 - 1940)
MotherGrace Gertude Jones Gerber (1876 - 1937)
Relationship2nd cousin of Helen Frances Gerber McCarthy
Birth*9 Feb 1902 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1,2 
Marriage*22 Jun 1933 Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); Bride=Selina Prescott Gerber3 
Residence*1958 Julesburg, Sedgwick, Colorado (CO), United States (US)4 
Death*Sep 1973 5 
Biography* Loris E. Gerber, 1902-1973:
Loris grew up in Worthing and lived there until 1933. He graduated from South Dakota State College and taught in South Dakota schools. After his marriage, he moved to Alcester in Union County where he was the superintendant of schools. By 1940, Loris was living in Wessington Springs, Jerauld County, South Dakota. By 1958, he had moved to Julesburg in Sedgwick County, Colorado. 
Last Edited4 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S160] Lincoln county birth record.
  2. [S329] 1935 State Census, South Dakota,.
  3. [S1597] Newspaper item.
  4. [S16] Sibling's obituary,.
  5. [S327] Social Security Death Index -from Rootsweb <http://ssdi.roostweb.com/>-.

Marilyn J. Itschner Gerber

F, (1934 - 2004)
Nickname Joan 
Birth*24 Feb 1934 Avon Lake, Lorain, Ohio (OH), United States (US)1,2 
Marriage*a 1962 Groom=Alfred Henry Gerber 
Married Namea 1962 Gerber [Itschner] 
Residence*Jan 2004 Bay Village, Cuyahoga, Ohio (OH), United States (US)2 
Death*23 Jan 2004 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio (OH), United States (US)3 
Note*27 Jan 2004 obituary: Cleveland (Ohio) Plain Dealer, Tuesday 27 January 2004 
Last Edited26 Aug 2016

Citations

  1. [S1638] Eleanore Gerber - Aug 1997.
  2. [S327] Social Security Death Index -from Rootsweb <http://ssdi.roostweb.com/>-.
  3. [S18] Obituary,.

Freda Minetta Bacon Gerber

F, (1898 - 1996)
FatherF. H. Bacon (1863 - )
MotherRosanna N. Immke Bacon (1867 - )
Birth*6 Nov 1898 Canton, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1 
Marriage*7 Mar 1922 Canton, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); Groom=Neal Victor Gerber, minister=W. S. Rowden Rev2,3 
Married Name7 Mar 1922 Gerber [Bacon] 
Death*30 Dec 1996 Inwood Hospital, Canton, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1,4 
Note*2 Jan 1997 obituary Sioux Valley (Canton, South Dakota) News, Thursday 2 January 1997. 
Burial*3 Jan 1997 Worthing, Lincoln, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)4 
Biography* Freda M. Bacon Gerber, 1898-1996:
Freda grew up in Canton and attended local schools. Upon graduation from the high school in 1916, she attended Augustana Normal for a year where she studied business courses. She then worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for several years. She held positions with several different firms including First National Bank. She and Neal Gerber were married at the home of her mother on a Tuesday afternoon before immediate relatives and Mrs. Bertrand of Sioux City. They made their home in Worthing. Freda was a correspondent for the Sioux Valley News, Argus Leader, and Lennox Independent for many years and was later employed at the Sioux Valley News office from 1959 to 1968. She was a member of Canton United Methodist Church, Chapter U of PEO, GGC Club and was a past Worthy Matron of Worthing OES No.156. She was active in several volunteer organizations, including the Canton RSVP and Canton Senior Citizens Center. In 1965, the widowed Freda moved back to Canton. In May of 1989 she entered the Good Samaritan Center.

Freda died on a Monday after contracting pneumonia. She was survived by a son, a daughter, four grandchildren, and two great grandsons. Funeral services were held on Friday from Canton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Holland officiating. Maragret Schultz was the soloist and Edna Hansen the organist. Pallbearers were Maurice Fodness, Francis McDermott, Elmer Voges, John Frislie, Gary Anderson, and Robert Jacobson. 
Last Edited9 Jul 2009

Citations

  1. [S157] Lincoln county death record.
  2. [S785] Her memorial card.
  3. [S1597] Newspaper item.
  4. [S158] Lincoln county burial permit.

Selina Prescott Gerber

F, (1903 - 1994)
FatherNels Prescott (1866 - )
MotherFannie (Mrs Nels) (?) Prescott (1861 - )
Nickname Sally 
Birth*19 Mar 1903 Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (SD), United States (US)1,2 
Marriage*22 Jun 1933 Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota (SD), United States (US); Groom=Loris Esmond Gerber3 
Married Name22 Jun 1933 Gerber [Prescott] 
Residence*Sep 1994 Julesburg, Sedgwick, Colorado (CO), United States (US)2 
Death*10 Sep 1994 2 
Biography* Selina Prescott Gerber, 1903-1994:
Selina's father was born in Norway, her mother in Vermillion, South Dakota. She grew up in Sioux Falls and practiced the Lutheran religion. Selina attended the University of South Dakota for two years after which she taught in the public schools in Canton. Selina and Loris were married quietly in Sioux Falls at noon on a Thursday in the presence of her father and Loris' parents. 
Last Edited6 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S329] 1935 State Census, South Dakota,.
  2. [S327] Social Security Death Index -from Rootsweb <http://ssdi.roostweb.com/>-.
  3. [S1597] Newspaper item.