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Minna C Menke Gerdes
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Birth: Nov. 27, 1846
Guttenberg
Clayton County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1912
Wilmot
Roberts County
South Dakota, USA

OBITUARY - source unknown
Mrs. Peter Gerdes died at her home in Garfield Township, Thursday morning, January 25, 1912, aged 65 years, 1 mo. and 28 days. Deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis about three months ago from which she never recovered.

Mrs. Gerdes' maiden name was Mannie Menke. She was born in Guttenburg, Iowa. In 1873, she moved to Waseca, Mn (with her husband and 2 children) where they resided until 1889 when they came to this country and have since lived on their farm in Garfield township.

Besides her sorrowing husband, Mrs. Gerdes leaves four daughters and one son: Mrs. Henry Osterloh, Mrs. Herman Bolduan, Mrs. Christ Hecht, Mrs. Edward Smith, and John Gerdes, all residents of Roberts County, also two sisters and one brother: Mrs. Louise Duwe of Guttenberg, Iowa, Mrs. Henry Buker and Ernest Menke of Waseca, Minn.

Mrs. Gerdes was highly respected and loved by her large circle of friends. She was a member of the German Lutheran Church and leaves behind her the memory of a good wife and mother and a consistent Christian woman.

The funeral services ere be held at the German Lutheran Church, Sunday afternoon and the remains were be interred in the Bolduan cemetery. ~~ Obituary provided by: jhintz
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 Parents:
  Ernst Heinrich Menke (1811 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Peter Frederick Gerdes (1842 - 1928)
 
 Children:
  Catharina Marie Carolina Gerdes Osterloh (1868 - 1963)*
  Margaret Gerdes (1872 - 1880)*
  Mary E E Gerdes Bolduan (1873 - 1956)*
  John Gerhard Heinrich Gerdes (1875 - 1960)*
  Henry Gerdes (1877 - 1878)*
  Frederich Gerdes (1879 - 1889)*
  Sophia Helene Henrietta Gerdes (1881 - 1883)*
  Alvena M Gerdes Hecht (1883 - 1956)*
  Bertha G Gerdes Smith (1886 - 1961)*
  Wilhelm J F Gerdes (1888 - 1909)*
 
 Siblings:
  Minna C Menke Gerdes (1846 - 1912)
  Caroline Menke Buker (1849 - 1944)*
  Ernest Menke (1851 - 1935)*
  Louise Charlotte Menke Duwe (1854 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Garfield Lutheran Cemetery
Corona
Roberts County
South Dakota, USA
 
Created by: Diane & John
Record added: Oct 05, 2008
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Minna C <i>Menke</i> Gerdes
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Minna C <i>Menke</i> Gerdes
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Minna C <i>Menke</i> Gerdes
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