Emil Johannes Gottsch

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Emil Johannes Gottsch

  • Birth 27 Jan 1870
  • Death 30 Nov 1966
  • Burial Washington County, Nebraska, USA
  • Memorial ID 37248295

Enterprise 8 1966

Emil Gottsch, 96, Died At Home Nov. 30

Emil Gottsch, long time farmer in the south part of Washington County, died
Wednesday, November 30th. He lacked but a few weeks of being 97 years old. Mr.
Gottsch had lived on the same farm in Washington County for 76 years.

Emil Johannes Gottsch, son of Fred and Angie Gottsch, was born January 27, 1870,
at Probsteierhagen, Schlewig Holstein, Germany. He was baptized early in life
and then confirmed in the Lutheran faith on March 29, 1885, in Germany.

He and his twin brother, Julius, came to American together in April 1885, when
they were 15 years of age. Emil spent five years near Davenport, Iowa, working
on a farm and then came to Nebraska in 1890 and has been living in Washington
County since that time.

Mr. Gottsch was united in marriage to Hattie Dornacker March 17, 1897. They
began farming for themselves four miles north of Bennington. In 1904 they bought
a farm east of the Dornacker school and built a home and farm buildings there.
The 1913 tornado struck their place and everything had to be rebuilt. 11
children were born to this union. His wife, Hattie, one son Louie and three
daughters, Terese, Frances and Esther preceded him in death.

Emil Gottsch, at the time of his death, was the oldest active communing member
of S.t John's Lutheran Church in Bennington. He passed away at his farm home
Wednesday November 30, at the age of 96 years, 10 months and 3 days.

Mr. Gottsch is survived by five daughters and 2 sons; Lillie of Bennington,
Helen (Mrs. Henry Frost) of Elkhorn, Henrietta, (Mrs. William Christensen of
Blair), Irene (Mrs. Ronald Clarke) and Earlene, (Mrs. Gordon Claridge) of Los
Angeles, California, Fred and Herbert of Omaha also 19 grandchildren, 29
great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Therese Witt of Wheatland, Wyoming,
other relatives and friends.

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  • Created by: Loren Bender
  • Added: 18 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37248295
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emil Johannes Gottsch (27 Jan 1870–30 Nov 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37248295, citing German Cemetery, Washington County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Loren Bender (contributor 47060026) .