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Minerva Sophia Himmel
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Birth: Jan. 12, 1899
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1973
Urbana
Champaign County
Illinois, USA

The second of four children of Adam and Mary Ellen Zahn Himmel, Minerva was a high school senior when her sister Dorothy died suddenly. She passed the county test and took over her sister's place in the country school. Minerva taught in the Buckley area for 43 years, finally completing a degree from ISNU in 1954. She retired in 1962.

She was a member of the United Methodist church and had been a Sunday School teacher for many decades. She was a former member of the Eastern Star at Loda and a member of American Legion Auxiliary at Buckley. 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Adam Himmel (1875 - 1952)
  Mary Ellen Zahn Himmel (1874 - 1956)
 
 Siblings:
  Dorothy Amanda Himmel (1897 - 1917)*
  Minerva Sophia Himmel (1899 - 1973)
  Mary Evelyn Himmel Kaufmann (1901 - 1989)*
  Adam Edward Himmel (1906 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pine Ridge Cemetery
Loda
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Jul 22, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6628096
Minerva Sophia Himmel
Added by: Toni Swan
 
Minerva Sophia Himmel
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A bouquet of love for you, cousin.
- Rosetta
 Added: Jan. 1, 2009
They say pansies are for thoughts. You were a diligent and loving teacher and friend. Your family thinks of you with love.
- Rosetta
 Added: Nov. 6, 2003
 
 
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