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Henry Nieman 1833-1920


Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 3/4/2019 at 20:12:32

Henry Nieman, one of the pioneer men of Delaware County, passed away Saturday morning, September 4th, 1920 at the home of his son, Martin B. Nieman, east of Manchester. Mr. Nieman had been in his usual heath, but early Saturday morning Mr. and Mrs. Nieman were aroused and found him suffering intense pain in the region of the heart. A physician was summoned, and in a few moments he passed away, his death being due to heart trouble.

Funeral services were held at the home of the son east of Manchester, at 1 o'clock, and at the Lutheran church at Earlville, at 2 Tuesday. Rev. H. Wendt, of Earlville, and Rev. F. R. Luntz of Waverly had charge of the services. Interment was made in Fairview cemetery, in Earlville.

Mr. Nieman was born in Prussia, Germany, March 18th, 1833. When he was a boy thirteen years old his father's family came to the United States, and at first located at Cincinnati, Ohio. Soon after this time the boy was sent on to McGregor, Iowa, where two of his uncles resided. At. McGregor he grew to manhood, and in June, 1862 he was united in marriage with Miss Louise Neiderfrank. In 1867, Mr. Nieman and his family left Clayton County, and located on a farm in Elk Township. Here they resided until 1910. After the death of the wife Mr. Nieman made his home among his children, and during the past six years he has resided with his son, Martin B. Nieman, where he was given the most tender care in his declining years.

Mr. Nieman is survived by six children -- Mrs. Frank Haker, of Spring Branch; Mrs. A. F. McElmeel of Honey Creek township; Mrs. Claude A. Miller, Anamosa; Charles, Martin B. and H. C. Nieman all of Manchester. One sister, Mrs. Eliza Stocks of Van Meter, Iowa, and one brother, Wm. C. Nieman, of Earlville, also survive him.

Deceased was a member of the Lutheran church, he being confirmed in that faith as a young boy. He was a devout Christian man and by hard work and wise management he succeeded in amassing a neat competence. He was one of the most successful farmers of the county, and contributed his share in the development of the agricultural interests of the county.

His death brings sorrow to many of the older people of the county, who have known him for so many years. The children have the sympathy of their friends in the sorrow that is their's because of the death of a kind and indulgent father.

Manchester Democrat - Manchester, Iowa - September 8, 1920


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