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Clarence Edward Schuerkamp
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1905
Franklin County
Missouri, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 1947
Spink County
South Dakota, USA

Clarence, the 8th child of Friedrich and Emma (Bauche) Schuerkamp, was born on February 28, 1905, in Drain, a little place near Detmold, Franklin County, Missouri. He spent his early years on the farm. By 1909, the family had moved to Union, Missouri, where they ran a hotel. By 1912, the family had returned to farming in Drain. After the death of his father in 1929, Clarence moved with his mother and several siblings to Primghar, Iowa, where his brother, Otto, lived. Otto was a contractor and taught Clarence the carpenter trade. For a period of time, Clarence helped to built Fort Leonard Wood, a military base in Missouri.
On September 11, 1939, Clarence married Elnora Elliott in Paullina, Iowa. Clarence and Elnora lived in Primghar, Iowa. Elnora was expecting the birth of their first child when on March 13, 1940, she delivered premature twin girls who did not live. Another daughter was born in 1941 in Primghar.
Sometime between June of 1941 and May of 1943, the little family moved to South Dakota. There two more girls were born.
On September 12, 1947, the family was returning home from visiting relatives in Iowa. On their way home they had a flat tire. They were north of Mellette, South Dakota, probably less than 30 minutes from home. While changing the tire, Clarence, 42, was hit and killed. His wife was a widow at 31 with girls ages 6, 4 and 11 months. Clarence was buried in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
Family links: 
  Friedrich Gustav Schuerkamp (1865 - 1929)
  Emma C. Bauche Schuerkamp (1865 - 1940)
  Elnora Krier (1916 - 2005)
  Mary Jean Schuerkamp (1940 - 1940)*
  Agnes Ann Schuerkamp (1940 - 1940)*
  Otto Edward Schuerkamp (1889 - 1959)*
  Rosalie C Schuerkamp Rohlfing (1891 - 1968)*
  Clara Dorothea Schuerkamp Herzel (1892 - 1962)*
  Julia Emma Olga Schuerkamp (1895 - 1937)*
  Christine Alma Schuerkamp Delano (1897 - 1965)*
  Leo Alfred Rudolph Schuerkamp (1900 - 1965)*
  William Friedrich Schuerkamp (1902 - 1975)*
  Clarence Edward Schuerkamp (1905 - 1947)
  Verna Schuerkamp (1907 - 1975)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverside Memorial Park
Brown County
South Dakota, USA
Plot: Block 86 Lot 93
Maintained by: Marc Houseman
Originally Created by: MaryT
Record added: Apr 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 108299316
Clarence Edward Schuerkamp
Added by: Blanch Flanigan
Clarence Edward Schuerkamp
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- MaryT
 Added: Jul. 5, 2013

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