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Hermann John Evers
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Birth: Jun. 25, 1911
Hildreth
Franklin County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 2001
Hildreth
Franklin County
Nebraska, USA

Herman John Evers was born to John and Gesina (Schurmann)Evers at his parents' home one mile east and two miles north of Hildreth on June 25, 1911. Herman attended the District 33 country grade school. When he was nine years old his parents moved to a farm one-fourth mile west of Hildreth. Herman studied his Catechism lessons in German at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Completion of the eighth grade and Confirmation in 1925 marked the end of his formal education.

At the age of 14, Herman began a full time farming career that has exceeded sixty years. During the Depression, in October, 1935, Herman drove a Model T west up the Platte Valley. He found seasonal work picking corn at the going rate of $1.00 per day. Permanent farm hand positions in the North Platte area followed. A neighboring farm hand, Clarence Helms, introduced Herman to his sister, Bertha Emelia Helms from Arapahoe, who was working in the North Platte area as a domestic aid. The ensuing courtship led to their marriage on June 14, 1942. Herman and Bertha made their home at the Evers family farm one-fourth mile west of Hildreth.

Two sons were born.

Herman and his father established a farming partnership in 1942 that endures to this day. The principal crops were wheat, corn, oats, alfalfa and prairie hay. Annimals raised included Hereford cattle, a small Holstein dairy herd, Yorkshire hogs, and chickens. As the years passed corn was replaced by milo and atlas was introduced to provide additional fodder for the cattle. Gradually dairy and hog production, which were completely manual operations, were reduced and eventually terminated.

Herman and Bertha had remained very close to traditional agriculture. Herman and Bertha moved into town when they retired.
(Source Citation: Hildreth Nebraska History 1886-1986) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Evers (1885 - 1989)
  Gesina Schurman Evers (1889 - 1913)
 
 Spouse:
  Bertha Emma Emelia Helms Evers (1916 - 2002)
 
 Siblings:
  Hermann John Evers (1911 - 2001)
  J. Ray Evers (1916 - 2003)**
  Johanna "Jo" Marie Evers Barta (1918 - 2007)**
  Willis Frederick Evers (1920 - 1943)**
  George Edward Evers (1922 - 2014)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Saint Peters Cemetery
Hildreth
Franklin County
Nebraska, USA
 
Maintained by: Terri Kallio
Originally Created by: Rich H.
Record added: Dec 19, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 6037238
Hermann John Evers
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Hermann John Evers
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Hermann John Evers
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In remembrance of this day.
- Terri Kallio
 Added: Jun. 4, 2011

- Mary Lambert
 Added: Jan. 28, 2011

- Sue Johnson
 Added: Aug. 19, 2006
 
 
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