Catharina Marie Carolina <I>Gerdes</I> Osterloh

Catharina Marie Carolina Gerdes Osterloh

Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa, USA
Death 27 Oct 1963 (aged 95)
Wilmot, Roberts County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Corona, Roberts County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 30337036 · View Source
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Mrs. Katherina "Grandma" Osterloh passed away on October 27, 1963 at her home in Garfield Township, the same farm on which she and her husband homesteaded 77 years ago, at the age of 95 years 10 months and 20 days. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 30, 1963 at the Christ Lutheran Church, Garfield Township, the Rev. Fred Eerbach officiated. Burial was in the Garfield Cemetery.

Katherina Marie Carolina was born on January 7, 1868 at Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa, the daughter of Peter and Minnie (Menke) Gerdes. In 1872, at the age of 7, she moved with her family by covered wagon to Waseca, Minn, where she attended grammar school. On February 18, 1886, she was united in marriage to Henry Osterloh at Waseca, Minn. Shortly after their marriage, the couple moved their household goods and some livestock by freight car to the Wilmot community, where they settled on the Henry Osterloh homestead in Garfield township, east of Wilmot. For a short time, the couple made its home with the Christ Frerichs family until their one room house was built. Eleven children were born to the couple. Mrs. Osterloh continued to live on the same farm with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Osterloh until the time of her death.

Mrs. Osterloh was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Waseca, Minn, and was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her 4 sons: John, Louis, George and Henry Osterloh, all of Wilmot; and her seven daughters: Mrs. Pauline Ryberg, Mrs. Anna Essler and Mrs. Joe (Emma) Lundquist, all of Mpls, Minn.; Mrs. Ezra (Frieda) Remund of Wilmot; Mrs. George (Ida) Opita, Osseo,Minn.; Mrs. Gordon (Edna) Olson, Nevis, Minn.; and Mrs. Ruben (Delores) Bielke, Corona; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Henry, four sisters, two brothers and one great-grandson, Gary Hopkins. ~~ provided by: jhintz



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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Catharina Marie Carolina Gerdes Osterloh (7 Jan 1868–27 Oct 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30337036, citing Garfield Lutheran Cemetery, Corona, Roberts County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Diane & John (contributor 46842343) .