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Bertha Zillman Beyer
Birth: Dec. 8, 1870, Germany
Death: Apr. 8, 1921
Merrick County
Nebraska, USA

Born not in Germany, but in the former Germanic province of West Prussia, Bertha was the daughter of Andreas Zillmann and Wilhelmine Wendt; wife of Charles J. F. Beyer whom she married 11 Aug 1889 in Grand Island, Hall Co., NE.

They were the parents of eleven known children: Carl Johann Andreas, John August, William Franz Walter, Bertha Anna Maria, Walter Friedrich Jacob, Charles Heinrich, Esther Rose, Emma Elizabeth Wilhelmina, Maria Anna Emma, Clara Else and Rosa Helene Beyer.

"Palmer Journal" [Palmer, Merrick Co., NE], April, 1921:


Bertha Beyer, nee Zillman [sic] was born December 8, 1870, at Graudenz, West Prussia, Germany. Here she was baptized and confirmed. In the spring of 1889 she came to the United States, settling with her uncle at Grand Island, Nebr.

She was united in holy wedlock with Carl Beyer on the 11th day of August 1889. To this union, which lasted over 31 years, was born 5 boys and 6 girls; two of these Carl, aged 7, and Wm. aged 27, preceded her to the Great Beyond.

She lived on a farm about three miles north of Grand Island until about 6 years ago, when they moved to Palmer, and here she passed away Friday, April 8, after a long and weary illness, being bedfast for over 3 months. At the time of her death she was 51 years and 4 months old.

She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, 3 sons, John and Carl Henry of Palmer and Walter of the U.S. Army at San Francisco, Cal.; 6 daughters, Bertha, Esther, Emma, Mary, Clara and Rosie; 2 sisters, Mrs. Anna Kruse of Palmer, and Mrs. Mary Bruns who lives near Atkinson; one brother, Frank Zillman of Wattertown [sic], Wis., and her aged mother who lives at Atkinson, Nebr.

Bertha's father, Andreas Zillmann,b. 03 Apr 1839, Lopatken, Graudenz, West Prussia; d. Feb 1904, Grutta, Rehden, West Prussia. Her mother, Wilhelmina Wendt, b. 19 May 1844, West Prussia; d. 01 Oct 1921, Dustin Twp., Holt Co., NE; bur German Congregation Cemetery, Butte, Boyd Co., NE.

Upon her arrival in Nebraska, but before marriage, Bertha's guardian was her uncle, Jacob Zillmann, b. 23 Jul 1832, Rehden, Graudenz, West Prussia; d. 11 Feb 1916, Grand Island, Hall Co., NE.
Family links: 
  Wilhelmina Wendt Zillmann (1844 - 1921)
  Charles Johann Frederick Beyer (1858 - 1942)*
  Carl Johann Andreas Beyer (1890 - 1897)*
  John August Beyer (1891 - 1972)*
  William F. Beyer (1893 - 1918)*
  Bertha Anna Emma Beyer (1895 - 1985)*
  Esther Rose Beyer Reade (1902 - 1983)*
  Emma Elizabeth Wilhelmina Beyer (1904 - 1930)*
  Maria Anna Emma Beyer Page (1907 - 1990)*
  Clara E. Beyer Winkler (1909 - 1994)*
  Rose Helene Beyer Foster (1912 - 1979)*
  Bertha Zillmann Beyer (1870 - 1921)
  Franz August Zillmann (1872 - 1935)*
  Anna E. Zillmann Kruse (1880 - 1934)*
  Laura Marie Zillmann Bruns (1885 - 1963)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Merrick County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: 296
Maintained by: J.K.Erickson
Originally Created by: Linda Berney
Record added: Aug 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57738331
Bertha <i>Zillman</i> Beyer
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Bertha <i>Zillman</i> Beyer
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A few flowers of remembrance for a grandmother I never met. You died much too young.
- Carol Page Tilson
 Added: Apr. 14, 2011
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