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 Simon Theodore Bohn

Simon Theodore Bohn

Birth
Grand Meadow, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 1 Feb 1961 (aged 79)
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 20, Plot 2
Memorial ID 17309440 · View Source
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HISTORY OF MOWER COUNTY, 1911
Simon T. Bohn, an industrious farmer of Clayton township, was born May 26, 1881, son of T.S. and Annie Bohn.

He was reared in Grand Meadow, his natal place, attended the schools there and in Adams, when quite young started to work out as a farm hand.

In 1906, Simon T. Bohn purchased the farm of 160 acres in section 17, Clayton township, and here he has since resided, successfully conducting general farming. He keeps forty to fifty head of cattle, thirty to forty Chester White hogs, and five Norman horses.

Mr. Bohn was married December 31, 1902, to Josephine Olena Wiste, born May 5, 1883, in Marshall township, and they have two children: Alice Helen, born February 20, 1906, and Aaron Theodore, born February 7, 1909.

In the 1900 census, Simon is listed with his parents, Tron (57), Anne (49), siblings: Sophia (22), Mattia (15) and Emma (12).

Simon Bohn married Josephine Wiste in December 1902. Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wiste.

Information from Simon's granddaughter, Joyce Halver, written for his funeral:

Simon T. Bohn, son of Thrond S. and Annie (Skaran) Bohn was born in Pleasant Valley Township, Grand Meadow, Minnesota on May 26, 1881. He was baptized at Bear Creek Lutheran Church near Grand Meadow by Rev. Ole A. Bue and was confirmed in the Little Cedar Lutheran church by Pastor J. M. Eggan.

His marriage December 31, 1902 to Josephine Wiste took place in the Little Cedar Lutheran church, Pastor William A. Rassmussen officiating. Two children were born to this union: Helen, (Mrs. O. T. Anderson) of Adams and Theodore of Mason City, Iowa.

At the age of eight years he moved to Adams with his parents and sisters where he lived until he was sixteen at which time the family moved to a farm in Clayton township. Mr. and Mrs. Bohn lived on the same farm after their marriage until April 1941 when they moved to Adams. They became members of the Marshall Lutheran church in 1912 and always retained their membership there, and for many years took an active part in affairs of the church.

Mr. Bohn was on e of the original stockholders of the Farmers State Bank of Elkton and for the past several years has been on the board of directors. He was a member of the Mower County board of commissioners from 1936 to 1944. His interest in community affairs was evident by the many years he served on the Clayton township board of supervisors.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 4, 1961 at 1:30 p.m. at the Marshall Lutheran church, Rev. Truman P. Mohn officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery with Bernie Hegge, Harrison Hines, Glen Hanson, Edward Otto, J. A. Ramseth and E. K. Voorhees as pall bearers. Honorary pall bearers were Leonard Decker, Milo Morse, Robert Schneider and Samuel Swenson.

Mr. Bohn is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Anderson of Adams and son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bohn of Mason City, Iowa, six grandchildren, Mrs. Bernie Halver, St. Paul Park, Minnesota, Owen Anderson of Poughkeepsie, new York, Mrs. Wayne Robinson, Fukuoka, Japan and Sheldon, James and Judith Bohn of Mason City, and eight great grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Mattie Bratrud of Grand Meadow as well as many nieces and nephews. His parents and four sisters preceded him in death.


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  • Maintained by: Janet Stephenson
  • Originally Created by: K.P.
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17309440
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Simon Theodore Bohn (26 May 1881–1 Feb 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17309440, citing Marshall Lutheran Church Cemetery, Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Janet Stephenson (contributor 46853083) .