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Erwin Richard Hinrichs
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Birth: Jan. 24, 1898
Goodhue
Goodhue County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 1974
Red Wing
Goodhue County
Minnesota, USA

On May 2, 1925, Erwin married a neighbor girl, Clara Schwartau. Clara had taught rural school after graduating from high school and later took a job as stenographer in an insurance company. The wedding ceremony was conducted in the front room of the Schwartau home with close relatives and a few friends in attendance. I was privileged to be best man at the wedding. In the evening we danced in the kitchen.

The next day Erwin and Clara went on a honeymoon and dad and Arnold went on a trip that took them through sixteen western states. Mother and I were left to mind the farm with the help of Rudolph Laemien, the German who had just arrived. He could speak little English... One Sunday afternoon he was left in the house alone. We were on a thirteen-party line with a different ring for each party. Rudolph answered every call with "Hello, this is Hinrichs, nobody home." The neighbors had a fit for having their calls interfered with.

- Excerpts from Henry C. Hinrichs' 1982 book, "As I Remember - A Treatise on Early Rural Life in Goodhue County, Minnesota"
 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Hinrichs (1872 - 1961)
  Louisa Siewert Hinrichs (1874 - 1944)
 
 Spouse:
  Clara Marie Schwartau Hinrichs (1896 - 1987)
 
 Children:
  Gordon Henry Hinrichs (1927 - 2014)*
  Clarice Marian Hinrichs Hoeft (1930 - 2008)*
 
 Sibling:
  Erwin Richard Hinrichs (1898 - 1974)
  Henry Carl Hinrichs (1904 - 1993)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Red Wing
Goodhue County
Minnesota, USA
 
Maintained by: Wayne Diercks
Originally Created by: Mookie
Record added: Jun 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91252677
Erwin Richard Hinrichs
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Erwin Richard Hinrichs
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Erwin Richard Hinrichs
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