**BACKHAUS, B. Diane Ensign (Kessler)
See B. Diane Kessler

BAER, Ottilia
b. 27 Jul 1886 - Russia
d. 9 Sept 1955
From Dickinson Press, Tuesday 13 Sep 1955
Forster, Ottilia (Baer) 1886-1955 - Mrs. Forster died Sept. 9 (1955). Born in Russia to Mr. and Mrs. Stanislaus Baer, July 27, 1886. Came to the US in 1893. Married JOSEPH FORSTER, He died in 1943. Survived by 4 sons, Frank, Taylor; Julius, Spokane; Virgil, Richardton; Thomas, Wichita Falls KS; and 3 daughters, Mrs. Marcus Zimmerman, Richardton; Mrs. Herbert Lindell, Wichita KS; and Mrs. Burnell Schulz, Dickinson; 22 grandchildren; two great-grand-children. Mrs. Forster was a member of St. Mary’s church and St. Mary’s Christian Mothers. Other survivors are her brothers, Frank Baer, Spokane; Peter Baer, Richardton; and Jacob, Taylor; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Carl Heinert, Taylor; and Mrs. Henry Schmidt, Yakima. A son, Edward, preceded her in death in 1944.

BAHM, Reuben
b. 3 Feb 1917 - Sutton, Nebraska
d. 18 Jan 2009 - Dighton, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, January 21, 2009
DIGHTON - Reuben Bahm, 91, died Jan. 18, 2009. Born Feb. 3, 1917, near Sutton, Neb., the son of John and Mary Schmidt Bahm. Married ALVENA FECH. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, Ronald, and Daryl; daughter, Janeen Williams; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

**BAHR, Catherine H. (Schneweis)
See Catherine H. Schneweis

**BAHR, Cecilia H. (Beran)
See Cecilia H. Beran

b. 13 Jan 1925
d. 2 Apr 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, April 4, 2009
BUHLER - Hulda Thiessen, 84, died April 2, 2009. Born Jan. 13, 1925, to Frank W. and Mary Flaming Banman. Married HENRY F. THIESSEN . He died Aug. 10, 1996. Survivors include: two stepsons, LeRoy and Robert Thiessen; one brother, Marvin; two brothers-in-law; five step-grandchildren; and 13 step-great-grandchildren.

b. 13 Jan 1925 - Marion County, Kansas
d. 2 Apr 2009 - Goessel, Kansas
From Newton Kansan - Sunday, April 5, 2009
BUHLER — Hulda Thiessen, 84, passed away Thursday (April 2, 2009). Born on Jan. 13, 1925, in Marion County, the daughter of Frank W. and Mary Flaming Banman. Married HENRY F. THIESSEN. He died Aug. 10, 1996. Survivors include two stepsons, LeRoy Thiessen and wife, Lorene, and Robert Thiessen and wife, Frances, all of Buhler; five step-grandchildren, Jim Thiessen and wife, Shari, of Newton, Mike Thiessen and wife, Linda, of Wichita, David Thiessen and wife, Janene, of Inman, Lynn Winze and husband, Dave, of Trinity, N.C., and Lori Gallagher and husband, Matt, of Wichita; 13 step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Marvin Banman and wife, Elma, of Goessel; two brothers-in-law, Rudy Voth of Goessel, and Albert Schmidt and wife, Alice, of Hesston; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by one step-great-grandson, Benjamin Thiessen; three brothers, Ewald “Fred,” Arnold and Paul; and five sisters, Edna Banman Schmidt, Clara Banman Voth, Wanda Banman Salvatierra, Pauline Banman Peters and Helena Banman Holland, Goessel.

**BARBER, Carmen Virginia (Mueller)
See Carmen Virginia Mueller

BARTEL, Phyllis A.
b. 6 Apr 1922 - Newton, Kansas
d. 5 Feb 2009 - Moundridge, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, February 7, 2009
MOUNDRIDGE - Phyllis A. Regier, 86, passed away Feb. 5, 2009. Born April 6, 1922, at Newton, to Jacob and Rosella Mosiman Bartel. Married JOHN WARREN REGIER. He survives. Other survivors include: a daughter, Kathy Regier, Moundridge.
**BARTEL, Selma (Martens)
See Selma Martens

**BARTH, Agnes (Schaaf)
See Agnes Schaaf

b. 8 Mar 1886 - Russia
d. 1954 - Bismarck, North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, Friday 2 Apr 1954
GLEN ULLIN—Alex Barth, 68, died Sunday. Born March 8, 1886, in Russia, the son of Frederick and Daizy Hoerner Barth. Came to the United States in 1893. Married BARBARA WQLF. In addition to Mrs. Barth he leaves the following sons and daughters: Mrs. George Zander, Adam and Joe, all of Glendive, Mont., Ed, Glen Ullin, Mrs. Elroy Drury, Watford City, Frank, Almont, Joe, Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Kenneth Schultz, Drake. Also leaves three brothers, John and Harry, both of Glen Ullin, and Adam, Salem, Ore.; two sisters, Theresa, Mott, and Mrs. Mary Steckler, Dickinson; one stepbrother, Nick Zentner, Mott and 21 grandchildren

BARTH, Frank Edward
b. 29 Sep 1899 - Mandan, North Dakota
d. 2 Jan 1967 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 3 Jan 1967
Frank Edward Barth, 67, died early Monday. Born Sept. 29, 1899 at Mandan, ND, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Barth. Married ELIZABETH OBERDIN. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Fred More of San Jose, CA; 2 sons Franklin J., Denver CO, and Richard L., 2206 Clark Ave.; 5 sisters, Mrs. E. C. Myers, Mandan, Mrs. Clemens Clooten and Mrs. Pat Joyce, both of Bismarck, ND, Mrs. Joseph A. Schreiner, Yakima, WA, and Mrs. Eva Leingang, Seattle, WA.


BARTH, Rosemary
b. 22 May 1898 - Morton County
d. Jun 1954
From Dickinson ND Press, Thursday 10 Jun 1954
Funeral services for Rosemary Streckler, 56, will be held at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, June 10, at St. Joseph’s Catholic church . Born May 22, 1898 in Morton County. Married to JACOB STRECKLER. Survived by a sister, Theresa Barth, Mott; 4 brothers, Adam Barth, Oregon; Harry Barth, Almont; Nick Zentner, Mott; John Barth, Glen Ullin; and 5 children, Mike, Wernshall MN; Nick, Camp Carson CO; William, George and Veronica, all at home.

**BASGALL, Lillian D. (Roth)
See Lillian D. Roth

b. 16 Nov 1924 - Hendley, Nebraska
d. 27 Jan 2009 - Gering, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Herald. Scottsbluff, NE - 1 Feb 2009
Dorothy L. Sauer, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009. Born in Hendley, Neb. on Nov. 16, 1924, to Albert and Alice (Wilson) Batchelor. Married ADAM SAUER. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Sokol of Bloomington, Ill.; sons, Dick (Janie) Sauer and Steve (Kathy) Sauer all of Gering; sister, Nina (Jim) Jackson, Tucson, Ariz.; god daughter, Jenny Johnson of Scottsbluff, 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; brothers, Melvin Batchelor and Alan Batchelor; sisters-in-law, Molly Batchelor and Marjorie Batchelor.
**BAUER, Beth Evelyn (Lucas)
See Beth Evelyn Lucas

BAUER, David Walter
b. 10 Dec 1926 - Arnold, Kansas
d. Jan 2009
From Salina Journal - Monday, January 5, 2009
David Walter "Dave" Bauer - Born Dec. 10, 1926, in Arnold, to Conrad and Katie (Kraft) Bauer. Preceded in death by: five brothers; and a son, Dr. Richard Dale Bauer. Survivors: wife, Faye, of the home; son, Tom (Belinda), of Almena; daughters, Susan (Bob) Wolf, of Hays, and Nancy (Duane) Meitl, of Rush Center; daughter-in-law, Cindy Bauer, of Hays; three brothers; three sisters; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Note: Date of death was not shown in obituary.

BAUER, Matthew Rae
b. 26 Dec 1973 - Wheatland, Wyoming
d. 14 Jan 2009 - Phoenix, Arizona
From Casper Star Tribune, Casper, WY - Sunday, January 18, 2009
WHEATLAND -- Matthew Rae Bauer, 35, died on January 14, 2009, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Phoenix, AZ. Born on December 26, 1973, in Wheatland, WY, the son of Robert LeRoy and Helen Raee (Preuit) Bauer. Survivors include his parents, Bob and Helen Bauer of Wheatland; three siblings, Cindy (Bill) Tillman of Wheatland, Keri Allen of Salt Lake City, UT, and Rob (Chris) Bauer of Yuma, AZ; four nieces and two nephews, Meagan Patterson, Travis Witt, Brian Bauer, Tara Duarte, Nikki Bauer, and Cortney Allen. Preceded in death by his grandparents; and a nephew, Colton Allen. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Travis Witt, Brian Bauer, Andy Woods, Matthew Johnson, Brandon Graves, Josh Artery, Chris Loyd, Travis Bryne, and his AZ and NM friends, Jake, Sean, Rick, Chris, and Gabe.

BAUER, Mary Jane
b. 8 Jul 1922
d. 25 Dec 2008 - Pratt, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, December 28, 2008
SHARON - Mary Jane Bauer, 86, died Dec. 25, 2008. Born July 8, 1922. Married A. G. BAUER.
He died Aug. 9, 1975. Survivors include: sons, George and Mike; daughter, Tina Heien; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

BAUER, Ruben
b. 8 Mar 1921 - Denver, Colorado
d. 14 Feb 2009 - Cheyenne, Wyoming
From Wyoming Star Tribune , Cheyenne, WY - 16 Feb 2009
Bauer, Ruben, March 8, 1921-Feb. 14, 2009 - Ruben Bauer, 87, died Feb. 14 (2009). Born March 8, 1921, in Denver. Survived by his son, Howard L. Bauer, and his daughter, Linda Fagenbush, both of Cheyenne; two brothers, Jacob "Jack" Bauer of Eaton, Colo., and Edward "Bud" Bauer of Cheyenne; four sisters, Esther Kremer of Cheyenne, Darlene Hickman of Cheyenne, Pauline Walker of Torrington and Marie Lehman of Denver; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, MARTHA BAUER, his parents, Jacob and Pauline Bauer, one brother, Bob Bauer, and two sisters, Martha Varble and Millie Marter. .

BAUMAN, Wilhelmina
b. 15 Nov 1875 - Russia
d. 13 Sep 1969 - Laurel, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Monday 15 Sep 1969
LAUREL—Mrs. Wilhelmina Wutzke, 93, Laurel, died Saturday morning. Born Nov. 15, 1875, in Russia, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bauman. Married DANIEL S. WUTZKE in Russia. Survived by a son, Edward, Woodworth, ND; 4 daughters, Mrs. Ralph Ingraham, Laurel, Mrs. Henry Cellmer, Edgar, Mrs. George Ulvesaher, Seattle and Mrs. Walter Brumfield, Southgate, CA; a sister, Mrs. Marie Mertz, Deniff, ND; 27 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

**BAYER, Esther (Jacobs)
See Esther Jacobs

b. 6 Apr 1929
d. 17 Dec 2008 - Marion, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, December 19, 2008
MARION - Jack V. Beaston, 79, died Dec. 17, 2008. Born April 6, 1929, the son of Jay and Esther Herbel Beaston. Married LaVERNA KNIGHT. She survives. Other survivors include: son, Brook; daughter, Marty Heigert; and three grandchildren, Meggan and Abby Heigert, and Samantha Beaston.

BECHARD, Lillie R.
b. 30 Apr 1916 - Aurora, Colorado
d. 12 May 2009 - Colby, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Thursday, May 14, 2009
COLBY -- Lillie R. Wagoner, 93, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009. Born Lillie Bechard on April 30, 1916, in Aurora. Preceded in death by her husband, LAWRENCE (WAGONER), in 1999; a son, Kerry, in 1972; her parents; and four brothers. Survivors include a daughter, Deanna (Pat) Mallory, of Colby; a brother, LeRoy Bechard, of Longmont, Colo.; sisters, Pauline Elberson, of Alta Roma, Calif., and Melva Lee Satchell, of San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

BECKER, Arnold C
b. abt 1912
d. 4 Mar 2009 - Riverton, Wyoming
From Sheridan Press, Sheridan, WY - 7 Mar 2009
Arnold C. Becker, 97, died Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Born in Vedigre, Neb., the son of Armnius M. Becker and Louisa (Koeppe) Becker. Married DORIS MARIE ECKLEY. She died June 9, 1989. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by 12 siblings and a daughter, Peggy Lynn Becker. Survivors include two sons, Dave Becker of Riverton and Tony Becker of Grand Junction, Colo.; two daughters, Dixie Loper of Ashland, Ore., and Patricia Sellars of Sweet Home, Ore.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

b. 6 Nov 1931 - Moundridge, Kansas
d. 4 Apr 2009 - Moundridge, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, April 5, 2009
MOUNDRIDGE - Faye M. Nightingale, 77, died April 4, 2009. Born Nov. 6, 1931, in Moundridge to Amos and Amelia Siebrandt Becker. Married FRANKLIN NIGHTINGALE . He died May 29, 1983. Survivors include: stepsons, Doyle Nightingale, Ulysses, and Kendrick Nightingale, Hugoton; stepdaughter, Ethel Ensz, Ulysses; and brothers, Laverne Becker, Leon Becker and Lee Roy Becker, McPherson.
BECKER, Glenn Edward
b. 14 Nov 1929 - Russell, Kansas
d. 2 Apr 2009 - Russell, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Sunday, April 5, 2009
RUSSELL -- Glenn Edward Becker, 79, died Thursday, April 2, 2009. Born Nov. 14, 1929, in Russell, to Edward and Lena (Boxberger) Becker. Survivors include his son, Bradley (Cindy), of Grandview, Mo.; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Naomi, on March 26, 2007; and brother, Don.

BECKER, Glenn Edward
b. 14 Nov 1929 - Russell, Kansas
d. 2 Apr 2009 - Russell, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Monday, April 6, 2009
Glenn Edward Becker, 79, Russell, died Thursday, April 2, 2009. Born Nov. 14, 1929, in Russell to Edward and Lena (Boxberger) Becker. Married NOAMI JEANNE WHEAT. She preceded him in death March 26, 2007. Survivors include a son, Bradley Becker, Grandview, Mo.; two granddaughters; and three great-grand-children.

BECKER, Jesse C.
b. 19 Nov 1914
d. 19 Dec 2008
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, December 20, 2008
McPHERSON - Jesse C. Becker, 94, died Dec. 19, 2008. Born Nov. 19, 1914, the son of Jacob B. and Mary Unruh Becker. Married FRIEDA WEDEL. She preceded him in death in 1997. Survivors include: two sons, Ronald G. and Jimmy J.; daughter, Shirley Jane Ade; a brother, Martin; two sisters, Dora Koehn and Myrtle Koehn; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

BECKER, Jesse C.
b. 19 Nov 1914 - Moundridge, Kansas
d. 19 Dec 2008
From Salina Journal - Saturday, December 20, 2008
McPHERSON — Jesse C. Becker, 94, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. Born Nov. 19, 1914, near Moundridge to Jacob B. and Mary (Unruh) Becker. Preceded in death: wife, Frieda; brothers, Aaron and Albert; and sisters, Clara, Martha, Bertha and Frieda. Survivors: sons, Ronald, Marquette, and Jimmy, McPherson; daughter, Shirley Jane Ade, McPherson; brother, Martin, Moundridge; sisters, Dora Koehn, Galva, and Myrtle Koehn, Fredonia; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

b. 2 Aug 1909 - Romania
d. 16 Mar 1974 - Plentywood, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 19 Mar 1974
RAYMOND—John Becker, 64, died Saturday morning. Born Aug. 2, 1909, in Romania, the son of Joseph and Appalonia Becker. In 1914 the family settled in Minton, Sask. Married SARA KOHLER . Survivors include the widow of Raymond; three sons, Donald of Whitetail, John, Jr., of Raymond, and Ralph of Kearney, Neb.; two daughters, Mrs. Elaine Roark of Seneca, Mo., and Mrs. Jeannette Lester of Plentywood; a brother, Joe of Lolo; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Nielsen of Reserve, and Mrs. Mickey Rippey of Castro Valley, Calif.; and 22 grandchildren.

BECKER, Melvin D.
b. abt 1927
d. 2 Apr 2009
From Salina Journal - Sunday April 5, 2009
MOUNDRIDGE -- Melvin D. Becker, 82, died Thursday, April 2, 2009. Survivors: daughter, Sandy (Rod) Peer, of Wichita; sister, Darlene (Bob) Lund-berg, of McPherson; two brothers, Allen, of Wichita, and Herbert, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death: wife, Carolyn; two brothers, Louie and Ernest; and four sisters, Esther Schmidt, Ada Jantz, and Leora and Mildred Becker.

BECKER, Melvin D.
b. 20 Dec 1926
d. 2 Apr 2009 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, April 6, 2009
MOUNDRIDGE - Melvin D. Becker, 82, died April 2, 2009. Born Dec. 20, 1926, to Abram J. C. and Lizzie Becker Becker. Married CAROLYN GOERING. She preceded him in death. Survivors include: daughter, Sandy Peer; a sister, Darlene Lundberg; two brothers, Allen, and Herbert; two granddaughters, Melissa Scapa, and Katie Agard; four great-grandchildren, Nicolas, Elaina, Jonathan, and Elizabeth; and other relatives and friends.

BECKER, Neolah A.
b. 4 Apr 1927
d. 28 Jun 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, June 29, 2009
HAYS - Neolah A. Wasinger, 82, died June 28, 2009. Born April 4, 1927. Married EDWIN H. WASINGER. He died Nov. 17, 2005. Survivors include: sons, Robert and Richard; daughters, Virginia Hammerschmidt, Regina Hammerschmidt and Becky Kuhn; brothers, Alfred Becker, Louis Becker and Norman Becker; sister, Hildegard Dreiling; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

BECKER, Neolah A.
b. 4 Apr 1927 - Plainville, Kansas
d. 28 Jun 2009 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Neolah A. Wasinger, 82, died Sunday, June 28, 2009. Born April 4, 1927, in Plainville to Bernhard and Pauline (Adams) Becker. Married EDWIN H. WASINGER. He preceded her in death Nov. 17, 2005. Survivors include two sons, Robert Wasinger and wife, Becky, and Richard Wasinger and wife, JoAnn, all of Hays; three daughters, Virginia Hammerschmidt and husband, Tom, Salina, Regina Hammerschmidt and husband, Francis, and Becky Kuhn and husband, Terry, all of Hays; a daughter-in-law, Karen Avery, Wamego; three brothers, Alfred Becker and wife, Eleanor, Louis Becker and wife, Kate, and Norman Becker, all of Plainville; a sister, Hildegard Dreiling, Plainville; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Roger Wasinger; two sisters, Bonnie Bollig and Laurene Rempe; and an infant brother, Leland Becker.

**BEDOR, Elizabeth (Sattler)
See Elizabeth Sattler

b. 6 Mar 1871 - Odessa, Russia
d. 19 Oct 1955 - Bismarck, North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, Friday 21 Oct 195 5
Martin Beehler, 84, died Wednesday. (1955). Born on March 6, 1871, at Odessa, Russia, the son of Philip and Anna Marie Beehler. Married in Russia to SALONE FROELICH. Came to the United States in 1901. Besides eight children, he leaves 49 grandchildren and 79 great-grandchildren.

BEKEL, Elizabeth
b. 15 Jul 1902 - Russia
d. 3 Aug 1934 - Galen, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 4 Aug 1934
Laber, Elizabeth (Bekel) 1902-1934 - Mrs. Elizabeth Laber, 32, wife of LAWIN LABER, died Friday morning (Aug. 3). Born in Russia, July 15, 1902, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bekel. When 10 years of age she came to the US with her family . Married Mr. Laber nine years ago this month.
Besides her widower and parents, Mrs. Laber is survived by 3 brothers and 5 sisters: Jacob Bekel of Missoula and Fred, Adam, Catherine, Helen, Edith and Mildred Bekel and Mrs. Martin Heisler, all of Billings.

BEKKER, Lillie Ann
b. 22 Nov 1924 - Okeene, Oklahoma
d. 6 Dec 2008 - Alva, Oklahoma
Lillie Ann Morrison, 84, born Nov. 22, 1924, in Okeene to Abraham and Carolyn Bechtold Bekker and died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 in Alva. Married JAMES FREDRICK MORRISON. Surviving are three sons, Robert Ray Morrison of Dacoma, Carl Wayne Morrison of Delano, Tenn., and Mark Allen Morrison of Oklahoma City; one brother Ben Bekker of Peroria, Ill., seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grand- children. Preceded in death by her husband, Fred, one son, one infant daughter.

BELTZ, Meta F.
b. abt 1828
d. 19 Mar 2009
From Wichita Eagle - Saturday, March 21, 2009
Heinz, Meta F., 81, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2009. Preceded in death by her parents; son, James Bryan Heinz; brother, Leonard Beltz and granddaughter, Sausha Heinz. Survivors: husband of nearly 55 years, Herbert; children, Mark (Kris) Heinz of Valley Center, Steve (Margie) Heinz of Wichita, Lori Heinz; brother, Melvin Beltz of Bazine, KS; sisters, Velma Bryan of Wichita, Myrna Brown of Beaufort, SC; grandchildren, Bryan Heinz, Michael Balleau, Kim (Brent) Slover, Stephanie Balleau, Jordyn Heinz; great grandson, Mason Slover.

BENDER, Andrew Joseph
b. 13 Mar 1906 - Odessa, Russia
d. 12 Aug 1973 - Bozeman
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 14 Aug 1973
BOZEMAN—Andrew Joseph Bender, 67, died Sunday. Born March 13, 1906, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bender, in Odessa, Russia. Immigrated to the United States at the age of two. Married ROSE HAGEL. Survivors include the widow; a son, Thomas John of Butte; two daughters, Mrs. Darlene Essex of Belgrade, and Mrs. Vickie Tofslie of Manhattan, and 10 grandchildren.

**BENDER, Anna Schroeder Harmon
See Anna Harmon

b. 28 Apr 1872 - Russia
d. 21 Mar 1952 - Mandan
From Bismarck Tribune, Saturday 22 Mar 1952
Carl Bender, 79, died Friday. (21 March, 1952). Born in Russia April 28, 1872, came to America at the age of 19. Married to MAGDELINE FROELICH. Besides his widow, he leaves five daughters, Mrs. John Stroh (Mary), Mandan, Mrs. John Friez (Katherine), and Mrs. Joe Friez (Frances), both of Yakima, Wash., Mrs. Rose Kitchen, Seattle, Wash., and Miss Clara Bender, Washington; and three sons, Peter A. Bender, Mandan, Erasmus Bender, Laurel, Mont., and Anthony Bender. One son, George was killed during World War II.

BENDER, Ernest
b. 28 Sep 1917 - Forsythe, Montana
d. 5 Oct 1955 - New England
From Dickinson Press, 8 Oct 1955
Bender, Ernest 1917-1955 - Ernest Bender, 38, New England, died Oct. 5. (1955). Born to George and Clara Bender at Forsythe MT, Sept. 28, 1917. He was never married. Survivors include his parents and 5 brothers, Floyd, George, jr., Clayton, Walter and Charles, all of New England.

BENDER, Frances L.
b. 19 Feb 1921 - Russell County, Kansas
d. 30 Dec 2008 - Chapman, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Thursday, January 1, 2009
CHAPMAN — Frances L. Elder, 87, died Dec 30, 2008. Was born daughter of Henry and Anna (Schneider) Bender, Feb. 19, 1921, in Russell County. Married KEITH ELDER. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Keith; sister, Amelia; brothers, Paul, Rudolph, Edward, Herbert and Phillip; and grandson, Eugene Abbott. Survivors include six children, Darrell and Ann Elder, of Loveland, Colo., Patricia Osterman and Ron, of Junction City, Linda Elder and Dianne Abbott, both of Cheyenne, Wyo., Larry and Margaret Elder, of Parkville, Mo., and Steven and Janie Elder, of Derby; three sisters, Clara Young and Lavina Gray, both of Russell, and Esther Kornmyer, of Kingman; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

BENDER, Karen Marie
b. 7 Jun 1952
d. 8 May 1956
From Bismarck Tribune, Wednesday 9 May 1956
Bender, Karen Marie 1952-1956 - Karen Marie Bender, 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bender, died in a local hospital on Tuesday. Born on June 7, 1952, the child leaves besides her parents, one brother, Richard Paul, 7; one sister, Debrah Ruth, 8 months, and grandparents, Mrs. Belle Olson, Lisbon, and Mr. and Mrs. Julius Bender, 820 Tenth St.

b. 24 Apr 1922 - Linton, North Dakota
d. 6 Dec 2008
From Missoula MT Missoulian 9 Dec 08
ANACONDA - Caroline Gress passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008. Born on April 24, 1922 in Linton, N.D., to Stephen and Elizabeth Feist Benfiet. Married THEODORE GAZDA. After his death, she married ANTON GRESS . Survivors include husband Anton; daughters Elizabeth, Carolyn and Antonette; son Kevin; brother Sebastian; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nephew, nieces and other relatives.

BENNER, Katharine
b. 14 Sep 1872 - Walter, Russia
d. 22 Jan 1950 - Park City
From Billings MT Gazette, Monday 23 Jan 1950
Wagner, Katherine (Benner) 1872-1950 - Mrs. Katherine Margaret Wagner, 77, died Sunday at noon (Jan. 22). Born Sept. 14, 1872, in Walter, Russia. Married JOHN WAGNER . Came to the US in 1893. Surviving are six sons, John Wagner, David Wagner and Fred Wagner, all of Chinook; Herman Wagner of Park City, Carl Wagner of Billings and Daniel Wagner of Sunburst; three daughters, Mrs. Alex Benner of Seattle, Miss Marle Wagner of Park City and Mrs. Jack Lavelle of Ukiah CA; two brothers, William Benner of Park City and John Benner of Lincoln; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

BENTZ, Otto Anton
b. 4 Jan 1919 - Tampa, Kansas
d. 16 June 2009 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Hillsboro Star Journal - June 24, 2009
Otto Anton Bentz, 90, died June 16 (2009). Born Jan. 4, 1919, to Phillip R. and Elsie (Bruns) Bentz on his family’s farm north of Tampa. Married FRIEDA J. BACKUS. All nine of his siblings preceded him in death: Clarence, Phillip, Ervin, Paul, Arnold, and Mildred Bentz, Ella Riffel, and Esther Loy. Survivors include his wife, Frieda; son, Alan; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson, all of Tampa.

BENZ, Mrs. August
b. 1886 - Russia
d. 23 Nov 1952
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 27 Nov 1952
Bentz, Mrs. August (____) 1886-1952 - Dickinson, N.D. -- Mrs. August Bentz died Sunday. (Nov. 23). Born in Russia in 1886. Surviving her are her husband, three sons, John, Gus and Albert of Richardton; four daughters, Mrs. Charles Uecker of Fort Collins CO, Mrs. Harold Peterson of Dickinson, Mrs. Adolph Hintz of Richardton, and Mrs. Gordon Nelson of Dickinson.

b. 8 Nov 1877 - Russia
d. 13 Aug 1946
From Walla Walla WA Union Bulletin, Wednesday 14 Aug 1946
Benzel, Henry 1877-1946 - Henry Benzel, 68, died Tuesday (Aug. 13, 1946). Born in Russia November 8, 1877. Came to the US in 1899. Survivors include his wife, MARIE E. BENZEL, six sons, Herman, George, Clarence, Henry Jr. and Albert, all of Walla Walla, and Jacob Benzel of Hood River, and one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Marie) Graham of Walla Walla. Also survived by two brothers, George and J. B. Banzel, a sister, Mrs. Herman Schmidt, all of Walla Walla, and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

BERAN, Cecilia H.
b. 28 Sep 1922 - Claflin, Kansas
d. 7 Jan 2009 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Saturday, January 10, 2009
Cecilia H. Bahr, 86, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009. Born Sept. 28, 1922, in Claflin to Fred and Louise (Werner) Beran. Married CHARLES E. BAHR . He died Nov. 27, 2006. Survivors include a son, Leon Bahr, Olmitz; two daughters: Judy Getty and husband, Larry, Hays, and Jane Brack and husband, Bruce, Rio Rancho, N.M.; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

BERETT, Elizabeth
b. 27 Jul 1881 - Russia
d. 2 Jun 1939
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 3 Jun 1939
Ochs, Elizabeth (Berett) Schodt 1881-1939 Mrs. Elizabeth Ochs, 57, died Friday (June 2) from internal injuries sustained in an automobile accident, Memorial Day, on the Billings-Laurel highway near Yegen. Born in Russia, July 27, 1881, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Berett. Married GEORGE SCHODT in Russia in 1901. He died in September, 1916. Married JACOB OCHS. Besides her widower, she is survived by 3 children, Mrs. Tom Ungefug of Billings and George and Fred Schodt of Shepherd; seven stepchildren, Mrs. Jacob Bangart, Miss Elsie Ochs, Henry Ochs, Herman Ochs, all of Billings, Mrs. Fred Lenhardt of Pompeys Pillar. Mrs. Dave Hergenrider of Belfry and Mrs. Pete Frank of Park City; a sister, Mrs. Fred Koutz of Billings; two half-sisters, Mrs. George Miller and Mrs. John Kreger of Sheridan WY, and 12 grandchildren.
b. 7 May 1886 - Glen Ullin, North Dakota
d. 12 Nov 1972 - Miles City Hospital
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 15 Nov 1972
TERRY—Adam “Red” Berger, 86, died Tuesday (12 Nov 1972) in a Miles City. Born May 7, 1886, in Glen Ullin, N.D., son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Berger. Survivors include two brothers, Frank of Tacoma, Wash., and Chris of Spokane; and a sister, Mrs. Anna Schaff of Bismarck N.D.

**BERGER, Adelene Lena (Ressler)
See Adelene Lena Ressler

b. 12 Jun 1910 - Dunn County
d. 28 Sep 1954
From Dickinson ND Press, Saturday 2 Oct 1954
Anna Berger, 44, died Tuesday. Born to Mathias and Rosalie Berger on a farm in Dunn county, June 12, 1910. Survivors include a sister, Magdaline Berger, Chicago; and brothers, Steve, Richardton; and Roy, Daniel and Lee of Dickinson. Her parents preceded her in death.

**BERGER, Nellie Hobbs (Willis)
See Nellie Willis

b. 19 Sep 1904 - Richardton, North Dakota
d. 21 Aug 1972 - Powell County
From Butte Montana Standard-Post, Wednesday 23 Aug 1972
DEER LODGE— Rose McDonnell, 67, died Monday (1972). Born Sept. 19, 1904 in Richardton, N.D. Married PATRICK McDONNELL. Survivors include: sons, Patrick, Michael and Daniel; daughter, Mrs. Don Periman, all of Deer Lodge; three sisters, Mrs. Amy Ross, St. Cloud, Fla., Mrs. Monica Schmidt, Phoenix, and Mrs. Madeline Ryan, Whittier, Calif., and five grandchildren.

**BERGER, Wilhelmina Heidt
See Wilhelmina Heidt

**BERNHARDT, Lydia (Fox)
See Lydia Fox

b. 20 Jun 1931 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
d. 6 Jun 2009 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - from 6/16/2009 - 6/19/2009
Melvin LeRoy Bernhardt, 77,died Saturday June 6, 2009 . Born June 20, 1931 in Scottsbluff to Carl and Lydia (Ginther) Bernhardt. Melvin and SHIRLEY BETTY ADAMS were united in marriage . Survived by his wife Shirley, daughters Toni Genua and fianc? David Lucius; Gale Martin; son Michael Dean Bernhardt, three grandchildren, Joshua Genua; Thomas Bernhardt and Harlee Genua, and a great-grandson Gage Michael. Also surviving are sisters Betty Copeland of Brandon, Miss. and JoAnne (Danny) Harris of Twin Falls, Idaho as well as sisters and brothers-in-law; Eddie (Linda) Adams of Wallace, N.C.; Mary Lou (Jim) Bacon of Kimball, Barbara (Hugh) Anderson of Scottsbluff; Daniel (Carol) Adams of Pierre, S.D., Kenneth (Barbara) Adams of Scottsbluff and Cheri (Dale) Nace of Ephrata, Penn.. Mother-in-law Mary E. Adams; Uncle Rueben Bernhardt of Minatare, as well as numerous nieces, nephews' cousins and friends. His parents, sister Loraine Douglas, and brother Vernon Dean Bernhardt all precede him in death.

b. 5 Mar 1866 - Russia
d. 6 Nov 1944
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 7 Nov 1944
Harmon, Anna (Bershauer) Bender Schroeder 1866-1944 - Mrs. Anna Harmon, 78, died Monday night (Nov. 6, 1944). Born in Russia on March 5, 1866, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bershauer. Came to Billings from Kansas. She was married on May 3, 1941. Surviving are her widower, one son, Adam Bender of Jackson street, two daughters, four stepsons, Henry Harmon of route 3, Jake and George Harmon of Sacramento CA and Corporal William Harmon with the Army overseas; five stepdaughters, Mrs. George Gabel of Sacramento, Mrs. Alex Balyer of Worden, Mrs. Henry Ostermiller of route 2, Mrs. George Ostermiller of route 2 and Mrs. Pete Krum of Billings; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, 32 step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

b. 20 Jun 1893 - Odessa, Russia
d. 25 Oct 1970
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 27 Oct 1970
Mrs. Lydia Berreth, 77, widow of JACOB BERRETH, died Sunday night (Oct 1970) . Born in Odessa, Russia, June 20, 1893. Came to the US in 1910. Survivors include two sons, Alvin Berreth, and Theodore, of Washington state; three daughters, Mrs. Emma Nelson, Mrs. Clara Auck., Mrs, Mathilda Williams, Spokane WA; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. . Note: Maiden name is not known.

BERRY, Laura Leontine
b. 15 Aug 1936 - Minneapolis, Kansas
d. 13 Mar 2009 - Salina, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Thursday, March 19, 2009 -
Laura Leontine Schultz, 72, died Friday, March 13, 2009. Born in Minneapolis, Kan., on Aug. 15, 1936, the daughter of the late George Herman and Laura L. (Chrisman) Berry. Survivors include sons, Robert Schultz and wife Rochelle and David Schultz, all of Salina; sisters, Anita Schultz and Mildred Nunn, both of Salina; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Note: She is survived by a daughter, Anita Schultz, of Salina (incorrectly listed as a sister in Wednesday's edition).

BESEL, Betty Louise
b. 10 Mar 1931 - Waterville, Washington
d. 28 Dec 2008
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 30 Dec 2008
PARK CITY - Betty Louise Mohr, 77, died Dec. 28, 2008. Born in Waterville, Wash., March 10, 1931, one of nine children of George Jacob and Elizabeth Besel. Married JOHN W. MOHR. Preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Lydia; three brothers, Herman, Jack and Jacob. Survived by her husband, John; and six children and 13 grandchildren, John L Mohr, Linda (Al) Sipes, Alyssa and Addy, Sam (Donna) Mohr, Amanda, Dan and Andy, Tom (Carla) Mohr, Justin, Ryan and Nicole, Ron (Sandra) Mohr, Nicholas, Sydney and Blake, Don (Chrys) Mohr, Jonathan and Serena, all of Park City; two sisters, Clara Kammerzell, Esther Wagner; two brothers, Ruben Besel and Leroy Besel; and numerous nephews and nieces.


BETHER, Jason Riley
b. 1 Jul 1981 - Hutchinson, Kansas
d. 2 Feb 2009 - Reno County, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, February 13, 2009
BUHLER - Jason Riley Bether, 27, died Feb. 2, 2009. Born July 1, 1981, in Hutchinson, the son of Terry Allen Bether and Debra Jean Ratzlaff. Survivors include: a son, James Riley Bether, of the home; his father, Terry A. Bether, Hutchinson; his mother and stepfather, Debra J. and Ronald Hagen, Hutchinson; a half brother, Joshua Allen Bether, Iowa; a half sister, Heather Kae Pitts, Bentley; a stepbrother, Richard Hagen, Aurora, Colo.; two stepsisters, Sandra Hagen, Denver, Colo., and Jennifer Hagen, Lawrence; grandparents, Donna J. Bether, Buhler, George and Betty Ratzlaff, Hutchinson; uncles and aunts, John and Nancy Bether, Hutchinson, Beth Bether, Colorado, Cheryl and Ritchie Webster, Greensburg; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Riley Bether.

BETZ, Marie
b. 14 Sep 1919 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
d. 30 May 2009 - Bayard, Nebraskas
From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 6/2/2009 - 6/5/2009
Marie Michael, 89, of Bayard, died Saturday May 30, 2009 . Born Sept. 14, 1919 in Scottsbluff to Frank and Margaret (Kaiser) Betz. Married CARL MICHAEL . Survivors include her children Robert (Donna) Michael of Brighton, Colo.; Judy (Bill) Kautz of Torrington, Wyo.; Kenneth (Glenda) Michael of Reno, Nev.; Sharon (John) Voss of Aurora, Colo.; Douglas Michael of Bayard and Lynn Michael of Kearney. Brother Reuben (Shirley) Betz of Greeley, Colo. 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Her parents, husband Carl, son Gerry, two brothers and four sisters and a grandson David all precede her in death.

BETZ, Roy Dean
b. 17 Feb 1964
d. 23 Mar 2009 - Dodge City, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, March 26, 2009
DODGE CITY - Roy Dean Betz, 45, died March 23, 2009. Born on Feb. 17, 1964, the son of Dewain and Henrietta Dechant Betz. Survivors include: his mother, Henrietta Betz; one son, Brett; one daughter, Brittni Betz; two brothers, Tom and Denny; and one sister, Michelle Newton. His father preceded him in death.

**BICKEL, Laura L. (Dick)
See Laura L. Dick

b. 7 Apr 1910 - Dunn County
d. 19 Feb 1954
Form Dickinson ND Press, Tuesday 23 Feb 1954 -
John Bickler, 43, was killed in a tractor accident Friday, Feb. 19, (1954). Born in Dunn county, April 7, 1910, the son of Ludwig [Bickler] and Magdalena Jahner. Married KATHERINE EVINGER. Three children were born to them, Georgella, Bismarck; Thomas, Bismarck, and Charlotte at home. Besides his wife, Mrs. Katherine Bickler, and the 3 children, he is survived by his brothers, Benedict, Washington; Louis, Rugby; Peter and Jacob, Seattle; sisters, Sister Generose, St. Cloud; Mrs. Morris Berch, Milwaukee; Mrs. Nick Volk, Rugby; Mrs. Gene Kearns, Pocatello ID; and Mrs. Ignace Krug, Howard CA.

BIEKER, Aloysius J. "A.J."
b. 6 Nov 1926 - Hays, Kansas
d. 18 Apr 2009 - Wichita, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Thursday, April 23, 2009
A.J. "Red" Bieker, 82, Chanute, died Saturday, April 18, 2009. Born Nov. 6, 1926, in Hays to Nick and Pauline (Boos) Bieker. Survivors include his ex-wife, NORMA BIEKER, Auburn; three sons, Norman, Gardner, Bob, Olathe, and Jim, Topeka; two daughters, Alice Berens, Wamego, and Wilma Craft, Atlanta; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and four step-great grandchildren; his companion and her family, Jewell I. Dobkins, Chanute; a son, Marvin Dobkins; a daughter, Wilma Holsinger; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; a son, William Bieker; a daughter, Mary Bieker; a brother, Paul A. Bieker; a sister, Martina Klaus; and a step-son, Robert Dobkins.

**BIEKER, Mary (Klaus)
See Mary Klaus

b. 7 Sep 1928 - Isabella, Oklahoma
d. 3 Dec 2008 - Okeene, Oklahoma
From The Watonga Republican - Watona, Okla. - 10 Dec 2008
Earl Bierig, 80 , died Dec. 3, 2008 at Okeene. Born Sept.7, 1928, in Isabella to Jake and Leah Jester Bierig . Married EDDIE PROUTY. Preceded in death by a daughter, Deann; two brothers; three sisters, and a great-grandchild. Survivors include his wife, Eddie, Okeene; five children, Donna Jones of Tahlequah, Debbie Harder of Oklahoma City, Dorothy Yoder of Thomas, Dale Douglas of Oklahoma City and Dixie Arnold of Okeene; 17 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

b. 17 Jul 1875 - Russia
d. 22 Feb 1956
From Dickinson Press, Saturday 25 Feb 1956
Billman, Jacob 1875-1956 - Jacob Billman died Wednesday, Feb. 22, (1956) . Born in Russia the son of Simon and Theresia Schmidt Billman on July 17, 1875. Came to the US in 1903. Married MARIANNE BAST in Russia. She survives him with the following children, Anton, Glendive MT; Leo, South Heart; Frank, Dickinson, Joe, Dickinson; Mrs. Peter Smith, Belfield; Mrs. Joe Konechne, Kimball SD; Mrs. Frank Kuntz, Dickinson and Mrs. Joe Kostelecky, Kimball. Six children have preceded him in death. Other survivors are 42 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hitchrich, Holdfast, Sask.

b. 1882 - Russia
d. Feb 1967 - St. Benedict's Home
From Billings MT Gazette, Monday 20 Feb 1967
DICKINSON, N.D. - Mrs. William Billman, 85, died Thursday (1967). (Note: from ND Public Death Index, given name Marian) Born in Russia in 1882. Married MR. (WILLIAM) BILLMAN in Russia in 1901. Mr. Billman died in 1956. Surviving are 4 sons, Anton of Glendive, MT, Leo of Dickinson, Joe of Billings and Frank of Centralia, WA; and 4 daughters, Mrs. Joe Konechne of Kimball, SD, Mrs. Joe Kostelecky of Chamberlain, SD, Mrs. Magdelena Smith of Dickinson and Mrs. Frank Kuntz of Dickinson. Note: Maiden name is not known.

b. 5 Jun 1923 - Dunn County, North Dakota
d. 5 Dec 2008 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From Dickinson Press 7 Dec 08
Helen Roller, 85, passed away Dec. 5, 2008. Born June 5, 1923, to Frank and Rose (Faiman) Binstock on the family farm in Dunn County. Married RALPH ROLLER. Survived by her sons, Donald (Janet), Billings, Mont., Tim (Terrie), Dickinson, Kevin (Dawn), Dickinson; daughters, Arlene (Jim) Baum, Billings, Mont., Joan (Markus) Obritsch, Dickinson, Doris (Raynald) Frank, Dickinson; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Anna Bren, Minnie Roller, Justine Wanner all of Dickinson, Veronica Billman, Billings, Mont. and Rose (Van) Stockert, Steele, ND.; sister-in-law, Mildred Binstock, Fargo, ND. Preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; both of her parents; brothers, Anton, Albert and an infant brother Edward Binstock; sister, Christine Wanner.

**BINSTOCK, Ida (Jahner)
See Ida Jahner

**BINSTOCK, Pauline (Simek)
See Pauline Simek

**BISEL,Juhree Gayle (Piel)
See Juhree Gayle Piel

BITTER, Ernest C., Jr.
b. 25 Jan 1928 - Olmitz, Kansas
d. 11 May 2009 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - May 13, 2009
HOISINGTON — Ernest C. Bittner Jr., 81, died May 11 (2009) at Hutchinson. Born Jan. 25, 1928, at Olmitz, the son of Ernest C. Bittner, Sr., and Katie “Springer” Bittner. Married CLARA KLINE. Survivors include his wife, of Hoisington; a son, Ernest F. Bittner and wife Kimberly of Overland Park; two daughters, Debra Chubb and husband Scott of Hoisington and Theresa Smith and husband Todd of Great Bend; a sister, Wanda Turner of Scott City; seven grandchildren, Brandi Apley, Austin Smith, Hope Chubb, Tallan Smith, Aryiah Smith, Jacob Bittner and Jadon Bittner; and one great-grandchild, Slayde Apley.

BLANK, Anton
b. 4 Apr 1899 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 4 Jun 1972 -
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 13 Jun 1972
BREMERTON, Wash. - Anton Blank died June 4. (1972) Born April 4, 1899, in Dickinson, N.D. Married EVA ROTH. She died in March 1963. Later married ETTA JONES. Survivors include the widow; a daughter, Agatha Nichole of Tacoma, Florence Vitai of San Diego, Calif., and Margaret Draper of Red Lodge; a son, Lt. Col. Emanuel Blank of Millenden Hall, England; three brothers, Fred of Billings, Mont., John, of Grand Junction, Colo., and Jack of Deaver, Wyo.; four sisters, Mary Dernback and Minnie Fiesthamel of Billings, Kay Lauderdale of Bothell, Wash., and Rose Scofield of Palm Springs, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

BLANK, Charles
b. ca 1865
d. 26 Mar 1932
From Billings MT Gazette, Sunday 27 Mar 1932
Blank, Charles not given/ca. 1865-1932 - Charles Blank, 67, died Saturday morning. He is survived by the widow and 11 children. The children are Mrs. Harry Dernback of Billings, Mrs. John Feisthamal of Clark WY, John Blank of Joliet, Anton of Edgar, and George, Fred, Joe, Jack, Tom, Katherine and Rosy of Bridger. There are 2 brothers and 2 sisters, Searn Blank of Belfield ND, Adam Blank of Alexander ND, Mrs. Harry Vahrenwold of Gladbrook IA and Mrs. Lena Saudborn of Traer IA.

**BLANK, Eva (Roth)
See Eva Roth

BLANK, George
b. 15 Jan 1894 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 20 Jun 1948 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Monday 21 Jun 1948
George Blank, 54, died Sunday (1948). Born Jan. 15, 1894, in Dickinson, N.D., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blank. Married MISS ROSE RUFF. Surviving are a son, Leo Blank of Cowley, Wyo., a daughter, Mrs. Donald King of 2808 Eighth avenue south; six brothers, Thomas Blank of 2022 Ninth avenue north, Fred Blank of Bridger, Anton Blank of Bremerton, Wash., Joe Blank of Butte, Jack Blank of Deaver, Wyo., and John Blank of Lovell, Wyo.; four sisters, Mrs. Herschel Schofield of 3018 First avenue north; Mrs. Harry Dernback of 320 South Thirty-sixth street, Mrs. George Feisthamel of route 3, northeast of Billings, and Mrs. W. B. Lauderdale of Kent, Wash.

**BLATT, Judy M. (Hohensinner)
See Judy M. Hohensinner

**BLEHM, Mayme Heinze (Steponick)
See Mayme Steponick

**BLEHM, Marilyn J.
See Marilyn J. Anderson

BLUMENSCHIEN, Mary Katharine
b. 1 Dec 1882 - Russia
d. 25 Oct 1949 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 26 Oct 1949
Ginter, Mary Katherine (Blumenschien) Stuckert 1882-1949 - Mrs. Mary Katherine Ginter, 66, died Tuesday. Born Dec. 1, 1882, in Russia, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Blumenschien. She moved to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in 1900. Married to HENRY C. GINTER. Surviving is the widower; two sons, John C. Stuckert of Buffalo WY and William Stuckert of Eugene OR; five daughters, Mrs. Allen Lowe of Lovell, Mrs. Joe Barber of Kaycee WY, Mrs. Kenzie Thaxton of Casper WY, Mrs. Guy Leslie of Casper and Mrs. Bert Kikuchi of Los Gatos CA, a brother, Phillip Blumenschien of Calgary, 20 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

BOEHN, Elizabeth
b. 19 Feb 1899 - Dickerson, North Dakota
d. 19 Jan 1956 - Dickerson, North Dakota
From Dickinson Press, Tuesday, 7 Feb 1956
Wagner, Elizabeth (Boehm) 1899-1956 - Mrs. Elizabeth Wagner, 56, died Jan. 19 (1956). Born in Dickinson ND, Feb. 19, 1899. Married to FRANK WAGNER. All of Mrs. Wagner’s sons and daughters, who number 12, and their families, were in attendance at her funeral. Included were Edward Wagner, Dickinson ND; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Scott and son; Great Falls; Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Schribner and sons, Astoria OR; Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Jones, San Mateo CA; Lt. and Mrs. Leo Wagner, Louisville KY; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Flenning, Detroit MI; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wagner, Spokane; and Mr. and Mrs. George Wagner of Laurel and 4 daughters of the family home, Martha, Angeline, Virginia and Rita. Other relatives here from out-of-state were Henry Boehm, brother of the deceased, San Francisco; Mrs. Leo Rice, sister, Yakima WA; Mr. and Mrs. John Boehm, brother, Dickinson; Casper Schmidt, cousin, Yakima WA; and Mrs. John Roll, a sister accompanied by her daughter and son-in-law, of Mott ND.

**BOEHM, Elizabeth (Senger)
See Elizabeth Senger

b. 27 May 1876 - Russia
d. 17 Jun 1956
From Bismarck Tribune, Wednesday 20 Jun 1956
Nick Boehm, 80, Omaha, Neb., died June 17 (1956). Born in Russia, May 27, 1876. Married AMELIA HARTMAN. Came to the United States with his family in 1906. Preceded in death by his wife in 1917 and two sons and three brothers. Leaves two daughters, Sister Clemens and Mrs. McCartner, two sons, John and Clem, and one brother, Frank of Mandan.

BOEHN, Pauline Mary
b. 6 Apr 1908 - Fayette, Dunn County
d. 27 Sep 1955 - Dickerson, North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, Thursday 29 Sep 1955
DICKINSON - Mrs. Pauline Mary Schwindt, 47, Killdeer, died Tuesday. Surviving are her husband, Joseph, a daughter, Cecelia, 12; 1 brother, Joseph C. Boehm, Dickinson, and a sister, Mrs. Albert Nodvaranick, Richardton. Born in Fayette in Dunn County, on April 6, 1908, the daughter of Sebastian and Rose Boehm. Married JACOB SCHWINDT.

BOEHN, Pauline Mary
b. 6 Apr 1908 - Fayette, Dunn County
d. 27 Sep 1955
From Dickinson Press, Tuesday 4 Oct 1955
Schwindt, Pauline Mary (Boehm) 1908-1955 - Pauline Mary Schwind passed away Sept. 27, 1955. Born at Fayette, Dunn county, April 6, 1908 to Sebastian and Rose Boehm. Married to JACOB SCHWINDT . Surviving her is her husband and one daughter, Cecelia at home; one brother, Joe G. Boehm, Dickinson; one sister, Mrs. Albert Nadvarnick (Rose) of Richardton. Two children died in infancy.

**BOESE, Amanda (Schmidt)
See Amanda Schmidt

**BOESE, Florence A. (Graber)
See Florence A. Graber

**BOESFLUG, Mary Eva (Senn)
See Mary Eva Senn

b. 2 Aug 1896 - Russia
d. Jul 1954 - Detroit Lakes, Michigan
From Dickinson ND Press, Thursday 15 Jul 1954
Mike Boespflug, Richardton, 78, died in a hospital in Detroit Lakes MN while he was visiting a daughter in that city. Born in Russia, Aug. 2, 1896. Married BERTHA BRAUN who died in 1925. Five daughters and a son were born to them. The children are Ray Boespflug, New Hradec; Mrs. Ray Heil, White Butte SD; Mrs. Frank Heil, White Butte SD; Mrs. Joe Fitterer, Glen Ullin; Mrs. John Steckler, Manning; and Mrs. Adolph Schelbeck, Detroit Lakes MN. Other survivors are 23 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Mrs. Weisgerber, Bismarck, Margaret Boespflug, Bismarck; and Mrs. Nick Senn, Mott, and a brother, William, Portland.

BOHL, Charlotte A.
b. 24 Jul 1910 - Ellsworth County, Kansas
d. 1 Oct 2008
From Salina Journal, 03 Oct 2008
ELLSWORTH — Charlotte A. Bohl, 98, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008. Born July 24, 1910, in Ellsworth County to Ador and Bertha Eilrich Bohl. Preceded in death by one brother and eight sisters.

BOHL, Jacob
b. 4 Aug 1870 - Russia
d. 11 Jul 1936
From Billings MT Gazette, Sunday 12 Jul 1936
Bohl, Jacob 1870-1936 - Jacob Bohl, 65, died Saturday morning (Jul. 11, 1936). Born in Russia on August 4, 1870. Married ANNA GEIGER. Came to Calgary, Canada. Besides his widow he is survived by 4 daughters, Katherine, Elizabeth and Mary Bohl and Mrs. Jake Shabawallis, all of Billings; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Shlotthour and Mrs. Katherine Bloom, both of Calgary, and a brother, George Bohl of Alberta, Canada.

BOHRER, David Aloysius
b. abt 1932 - Willowdale, Kansas
d. 28 Mar 2009 - Kingman, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Monday, March 30, 2009
KINGMAN - Bohrer, David Aloysius, 77, passed away March 28, 2009. Born in Willowdale to parents, John and Nell Devilbiss Bohrer, making him the fourth of seven children. Married ALBERTA MARIE EWERTZ. They went on to have four children, Patricia, Virginia, Cynthia and Michelle. He moved the family to San Clemente, Calif. in 1958. Survivors include wife, Alberta; daughters, Patricia Rebeaud of Palaski, Tenn., Virginia Sproul of Sand Springs, Okla., Michelle Patterson-Hayes of Kingman; son-in-law, Philip Goertz of Wichita. He was grandpa to ten and great-grandpa to seven. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Andrew Bohrer; sister, Alice Angles and daughter, Cynthia Goertz.

BOHRER, Joseph
b. 8 Jan 1876 - South Russia
d. 10 Dec 1964 - Hazen, North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, Tuesday 14 Dec 1954
Bohrer, Joseph 1876-1954 - Stanton— Joseph Bohrer, 78, Stanton, died Friday. Born Jan. 8, 1876 in South Russia to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bohrer, Sr. Came to South Dakota in 1886.
Married NATALIA WEGERLE. His wife, two children and one brother preceded him in death. He leaves five sons, Erhardt, Ervin, Roland and Oscar Bohrer of Stanton, and Walter of Minot. Leaves four daughters, Miss Renita Bohrer, Stanton; Mrs. Ray L. (Hilda) Graham, Dallas TZ; Miss Hertha Bohrer, Washington D.C. and Mrs. Al (Leola) McAdams, Minot and ten grandchildren.

**BOHRER, Natalia (Wegerle)
See Natalia Wegerle

BOMAR, Julian Bert
b. 11 Jan 1907 - Fromberg
d. 6 Apr 1970 - Yellowstone County
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 7 Apr 1970
Julian Bert Bomar, 63, died Monday. Born Jan. 11, 1907, in Fromberg, to Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bomar. Married EMMELIA KILWEIN. Survivors include three sons, Walter Bomar, Donald Bomar, Lewie Bomar; eight daughters, Mrs. Jake Krum, Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Russell Westcott, Portland, Ore., Mrs. Elmer Hirsch, Mrs. Donald Beyl, Mrs. Tom Taylor, Linda Bomar, and Carol and Mary Bomar, both of the family home; three brothers, Alvie Bomar, Albert Bomar, and Lewis, Bomar all of Fromberg; one sister, Mrs. Ollie Coast, Smelterville, Idaho; and 22 grandchildren.

b. 1891 - Minnesota
d. 25 Mar 1968 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 29 Mar 1968
DICKINSON, N.D.- Ben Booke died March 25. (1968) Born in Minnesota in 1891, the son of Henry and Josephine (Peite) Booke. Married ANNA CHASKA. Survived by his widow and daughters, Mrs. M. M. Taillion of Dickinson; Mrs. Don Olson of Two Rivers, Wis.; Mrs. Goldie Mischel and Dorothes Booke, both of Dickinson.

BOOKE, Joseph
b. 9 May 1897 - Stearns County, Minnesota
d. 1 Dec 1955 - Fargo, North Dakota
From Dickinson Press, Tuesday 6 Dec 1955
Booke, Joseph 1897-1955 - Joseph Booke, 58, died in a Fargo hospital Dec. 1 (1955). Born in Stearns county in Minnesota, May 9, 1897. His parents were Henry and Josephine Booke. Married to MARY SAVAGEAU. Nine children were born to them, one died in infancy. Survivors are sons, Robert, James, Glenn of Dickinson; Lavern in the navy; Mrs. George Matz, Livingston MT; Mrs. Don Gallagher, Stockton CA; Mrs. Don Enright, Cody WY and Joyce, Hysham MT. Other survivors besides his wife, Mary, and children are 4 brothers, Ben and William Booke, Dickinson; Ed, Billings and Lee, Fromberg; 3 sisters, Mrs. Tillie Scheeler and Mrs. Joe Beaudoin, Dickinson; and Mrs. Orvil Mayer, Richmond CA and seven grandchildren.

BOOKE, Tillie
b. 1895 - Spring Hill, Minnesota
d. 8 May 1967
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 16 May 1967
DICKINSON, N.D. - Tillie Scheeler, died May 8. Born at Spring Hill, Minn. in 1895, the daughter of Henry Booke and Josephine Piete Booke. Survived by her sons, Ervin, Fort Worth, Texas; Lawrence, Calusa, Calif.; (sic) Torrence, Calif.; Kenneth, Los Angeles; Frank, Deadwood, S.D.; and 1 daughter, Mrs. G. A. Olson, Rolling Hills, Calif.

**BOONE, Catherine (Reichert)
See Catherine Reichert

BOOS, Gilbert R.
b. 25 Nov 1930 - Hays, Kansas
d. 11 Apr 2009 - North Colorado
From Hays Daily News - Thursday - April 16, 2009
Gilbert R. Boos, 78, Greeley, Colo., died Saturday, April 11, 2009. Born Nov. 25, 1930, in Hays to Joseph and Katherine (Kronewitter) Boos. Married ALVERA HAAS. She preceded him in death. Later married RITAMAE GIEBLER-DESCH. Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Tom Boos, Greeley, and Brian Boos and wife, Nickie, Oak Creek, Colo.; two daughters, Sherry Dougan, Sedalia, Mo., and Mary Lou Quaco and husband, Richard, Greeley; two step-sons, Don Desch and wife, Barbera, Mead, Colo., and Dave Desch and wife, Ann, Helena, Mont.; two step-daughters, Danella Lenz and husband, Michael, Aurora, Colo., and Dianne Borth and husband, Jim, Olathe; a sister, Bernetha Leiker, Hays; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Alvera; two brothers, Alfred and Francis; and four sisters, Lillian Klaus, Martina Walters, Virginia Wasinger and Pauline Leiker.

**BOSCH, Margaret K. (Wagner)
See Margaret K. Wagner

BOSCH, Philip
b. 10 Sep 1899 - Kandal, Russia
d. 15 Sep 1963 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Sunday 17 Sep 1963
Bosch, Philip 1899-1963 - Laurel—Philip Bosch, 64, died unexpectedly Friday night.
Born Sept. 10, 1899 at Kandal, Russia, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bosch. Married MARGARET WAGNER. She died Nov. 8, 1962. Survivors include 2 sons, Raymond and Fred of Laurel; 2 brothers, Mike of Spokane and Steve of Anaconda; a sister, Mrs. Dannia Weisbeck of Puyallup WA, and 3 grandchildren.

BOTT, Amelia (Millie)
b. 28 Mar 1915 - Laurel, Montana
d. 9 Jan 2009 - Horizon Hospice Home
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 11 Jan 2009
LAUREL - Amelia (Millie) Yeager, 93, passed away on Jan. 9, 2009. Born March 28, 1915 in Laurel. As a young girl she worked on the family farm with her parents Henry and Eva Bott. and her seven brothers and sisters. Millie is survived by her sister Mary Kramer, many nieces, nephews and close friends. Millie is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Henry, Alec, Dave and Herman and her sisters Lydia and Esther.

**BOTT, Elizabeth Dorn (Foos)
See Elizabeth Dorn Foos

BOTT, LeRoy A.
b. 12 Jun 1923
d. 26 May 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, May 29, 2009
LA CROSSE - LeRoy A. Bott, 85, died May 26, 2009. Born June 12, 1923, to John Adam and Sophie Foos Bott. Married ESTHER JOHNSON. She died in 2004. Survivors include: sons, Ervin and wife Denise, Newton, Kenneth, Wichita, and Terry and wife Brenda, Paola; daughter, Charlotte Rathke and husband Eric, Hays; brother, Carl Bott, Dighton; sister, Ruth Ann Wright, Monmouth, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

BOTT, LeRoy A.
b. 12 Jun 1923 - Alexander, Kansas
d. 26 May 2009 - LaCrosse, Kansas
From Newton Kansan - Saturday, May 30, 2009
BURRTON - LeRoy A. Bott, 85, died Tuesday (May 26, 2009) in La Crosse. Born on June 12, 1923, in Alexander to John Adam and Sophie (Foos) Bott. Married ESTHER JOHNSON. Rev. Bott served churches across Kansas in the United Methodist Church. Survived by three sons, Ervin and wife Denise of Newton, Kenneth of Wichita, Terry and wife Brenda of Paola; a daughter, Charlotte Rathke and husband Eric of Hays; a brother, Carl Bott of Dighton; a sister, Ruth Ann Wright of Monmouth, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and six great grandchildren Preceded in death by his wife, Esther, in 2004 and his parents.

BOXBERGER, E. Esther -
b. 16 Oct 1912 - Galatia, Kansas
d. 14 Jun 2009 - Great Bend, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, June 16, 2009
GREAT BEND - E. Esther Schneider, 96, died June 14, 2009. . Born Oct. 16, 1912, in Galatia, to J. George and Anna Herrman Boxberger. Married PAUL SCHNEIDER. He died March 2, 2001. Survivors include: sons, Gerald and Donald L.; daughter, Sheryl White; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four sisters-in-law, Alice Boxberger, Esther Boxberger, Doris Boxberger and Martha Eichman. .

b. 16 Oct 1912 - Galatia, Kansas
d. 14 Jun 2009 - Great Bend, Kansas
From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - Wednesday, June 17, 2009
E. Esther Schneider, 96, died June 14 (2009). Born Oct. 16, 1912, at Galatia, the daughter of J. George and Anna Herrman Boxberger. Married PAUL SCHNEIDER . He died March 2, 2001. Survivors include two sons, Gerald Schneider and wife June and Donald L. Schneider and wife Betty, all of Great Bend; a daughter, Sheryl White and husband Leonard of Albert; eight grandchildren, Lynn Kern, James Schneider, Donnelle Weller, Lanett Franko, Deidra Rowley, Clifford White, Brandon White and Tracy McClure; 12 great-grandchildren; and four sisters-in-law: Alice Boxberger, Esther Boxberger, Doris Boxberger and Martha Eichman. Preceded in death by five brothers: an infant, Jacob Boxberger; Fred Boxberger; Harvey Boxberger; Herbert Boxberger and Rueben Boxberger; and two sisters, Lydia Tittel and Elsie Nuss.

**BRACK, Esther C. (Henning)
See Esther C. Henning

b. 30 May 1923 - Hoisington, Kansas
d. 12 Mar 2009 - Loveland, Colorado
From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - Wednesday, March 18, 2009
LOVELAND, Colo. — Ray G. Brack, 85, passed away on March 12 (2009). Born May 30, 1923, in Hoisington. Married BETTY. Survived by his wife Betty; a son, Gary Brack and wife Linda of Casper, Wyo.; a daughter, Evelyn Lindell and husband Everett of Columbia, Mo. Also survived by grandchildren Liesa Austin and husband John of Castle Rock, Colo., Greg Brack of Casper, Wyo., Tia Lindell of Normal, Ill., and Brian Lindell of Houston, Texas; and great-grandchildren Tyler and Jake Austin and Austin Brack.

BRACK, Willard
b. 25 May 1926
d. 3 Feb 2009 - Elkhart, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, February 5, 2009
ELKHART - Willard "Bill" Brack, 82, died Feb. 3, 2009. Born May 25, 1926, to Benjamin and Susanna Brack. Married ANN NOVAK. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, Ken, Keith and Kyle; daughters, Kathy Hirschfeld, Connie Scheck, Christy Towle, Karla Crouch, Karen Porrett, Carolyn Suenram and Kim Francis; 20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren

BRAUN, Barbara
b. 28 Oct 1912 - Napoleon
d. 21 Apr 1956
From Bismarck Tribune, Monday 23 Apr 1956
Schlosser, Barbara (Braun) 1912-1956 - Mrs. Sebastian (Barbara) Schlosser, 43, died Saturday.
Born at Napoleon on Oct. 28, 1912, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Braun. Married SEBASTIAN SCHLOSSER, JR. Leaves besides her husband, three children, Alice Marie 14, Helene, 13, and Barbara Ann, 5; four sisters, Mrs. John Keller, Portland OR; Mrs. John Reice, Tacoma WA, and Mrs. David Brown and Mrs. Carl Walters, Portland OR, and five brothers, Joseph of Ypsilanti MI; John of Portland OR; Michael of Kintyre, and Peter and Casmer of Bismarck.



BRAUN, Elizabeth
b. 1 Aug 1879 - Russia
d. 15 Nov 1955
Dickinson Press, Thursday 24 Nov 1955
Kessel, Elizabeth (Braun) 1879-1955 - Mrs. Elizabeth Kessel, died Nov. 15 (1955). Born in Russia on August 1, 1879. Her parents were Jacob and Margaret Braun. Came to the US in 1901. Married RAPHAEL KUNTZ . He died in 1930. Married MARTIN KESSEL. He died in 1942. Survivors include 5 sons, Jack Kuntz, Grand Forks; Mike Kuntz, Springfield OH; August Kuntz, Dickinson; John Kuntz, Tacoma; and Joe Kuntz, San Diego; 4 daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Swanson, Long Beach; Mrs. Ray Thielen, Pasco WA; Mrs. Russel Maxwell, San Diego; and Mrs. George Riemann, Eugene OR. Other survivors are 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

b. 3 Oct 1879 - Russia
d. 25 Mar 1954 - Bismarck, North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, Monday 29 Mar 1954
GLEN ULLIN - Fred Braun, 74, died Thursday.. Born Oct. 3, 1879, in Russia, the son of Joseph and Catherine Stefener Braun. Married JULIA GARTNER. Besides Mrs. Braun, he leaves seven daughters and four sons: Mrs. Ed Lutgen, Mrs. Matt Schaaf and Frank Braun, all of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Jake Smidt and Joe Braun, both of Renton, Wash., Corny Braun and Mrs. Eugene Kastner, both of Glen Ullin, Mrs. Matt Kohler, Spokane, Wash., Mrs. Ed Geitzen, Buhl, Ida., Mrs. Steve Fitterer, Portland, Ore. and Adam Braun, now serving with the United States Air Force. Also is survived by four brothers, Carl Braun, Spokane, Mike Braun, McIntosh, S.D., Ambrose Braun, Hettinger and Phillip Braun, Seattle; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Streitmatter and Mrs. Frank Reidinger, both of Glen Ullin, Mrs. Val Reidinger, Steele and Mrs. Frank Klein, Dickinson; 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Two children preceded him in death.

BRAUN, Jacob
b. 9 Mar 1881 - Karlsruh, Russia
d. 20 Jul 1944 - Fromberg
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 22 Jul 1944
Red Lodge, July 21—Jacob Braun, 63, Thursday morning. Born in Karlsruh, Russia, March 9, 1881. Survived by his widow, MRS. MARGARET BRAUN; seven sons, six of whom are with the armed forces serving overseas, Thomas, Edward V., Jacob T., Albert R., Robert C., Walter D., and Richard R., who lives at home in Fromberg, and six daughters, Mrs. John Boehme, Renton, Wash., Mrs. George Kilwein, Belgrade, Mrs. Fred Steffan, Fromberg, Mrs. Harold Andrews, Renton, Mrs. James Wooley, Los Angeles, Cal., and Margaret A. Braun, Fromberg.

BRAUN, Michael
b. 8 Sep 1880 - Russia
d. 10 Feb 1956
From Dickinson Press, Wednesday 15 Feb 1956
Braun, Michael 1880-1956 - Michael Braun, 76, died Friday, Feb. 10. Born in Russia, Sept. 8, 1880, the son of Thomas Braun. Came to the US in 1903. Married to ANNA STOCKERT. She survives him. They were the parents of 11 children, 5 of whom preceded him in death. Surviving children are sons, Van, New England; George, New England, Joe, Dickinson; Ralph, Sacramento CA; daughters, Mrs. Walter Thompson, Spokane and Mrs. Floyd Rixen, Mott. Other survivors are 16 grandchildren.

BRAUN, Regina
b. 15 Jan 1869 - Russia
d. 20 Oct 1944 - Laurel, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 24 Oct 1944
Laurel, Oct 20—Mrs. Regina Knoll, 75, died early Friday night. Born Jan. 15, 1869, in Russia, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Braun. Married JACOB KNOLL. Besides her widower, she is survived by four sons, Alexander Knoll of Forsyth, Laurence Knoll of Keldron, S.D., and Anton and Valentine Knoll of Laurel; two daughters, Mrs. Lena Smith of Santa Monica, Cal., and Mrs. B. J. Kiedrowski of Laurel; one sister, Mrs. Matthew Hatzenbuehler of Mandan, and 10 grandchildren.

b. 17 Sep 1886 - Sulz, Russia
d. 12 Sep 1955
From Dickinson Press, 16 Sep 1955
Scheeler, Ludmilla (Braxmeier) 1886-1955 - Mrs. Ludmilla Scheeler, 69, died Sept. 12, (1955). Born in Sulz, Russia, Sept. 17, 1886, the daughter of Jacob and Katherine Braxmeier. Married JOHN SCHEELER . Four sons and 5 daughters were born to them. The sons are: Eddie and Leonard of Dickinson and the daughters are Hildegard and Irene at home; Mrs. Keith Facey, Lidgerwood ND; Mrs. Thomas Heaton, Ellensburg WA; and Mrs. Wilfred Kelly, Dickinson. Others who survive her are 14 grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. Lillian Belenski, Dickinson and Mrs. Katerine Freiz, Mandn; and a brother, Conrad Braxmeier, Mandan. A son died in infancy and another son, Fredrich, died June 21, 1955. Her husband preceded her in death in 1945.

b. 22 Jun 1949
d. 23 Jun 1949
From Bismarck Tribune, Friday 24 Jun 1949
Braxmeyer, John 1949-1949 - John Braxmeyer, day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Braxmeyer, Solen, died Thursday, June 23, at 8 p.m. at a local hospital where it was born earlier that same day. In addition to his parents, the infant leaves a brother, Daniel.

b. 19 Jun 1938 - Weskan, Kansas
d. 18 Dec 2008 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Sunday, December 21, 2008
LaVene Dick, 70, Hays, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008. Born June 19, 1938, at Weskan to Oliver and Trilby Brees. Married WILLIAM "BILL" DICK. Survivors include her husband, of the home; three daughters, Becky Searight, Kansas City, Mo., and Billie Younger and DaWana Jennings, both of Hays; two stepsons, Marty Dick, DeSoto, and Dave Dick, Sterling, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Julie Zoller, Paola; two sisters, Melba Shelton, Dodge City, and Florence Brees, Phoenix; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

BREN, Vencel
b. 20 Mar 1888 - Russia
d. 3 May 1956 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From Dickinson Press, Saturday 5 May 1956
Bren, Vencel 1888-1956 - Vencel Bren, 68, died May 3, (1956). Born in Russia March 20, 1888, son of Frank and Frances Kralicek Bren. He has been in the state for 57 years. Married to ANNA CINDER. They were the parents of 7 children. They are Frank and Bill of Dickinson; Mrs. Louis Zinn, Tacoma WA; Mrs. Clement Privratsky, Dickinson; Mrs. Carl Weber, LaCrosse WI; Mrs. Christ Olheiser, Dickinson; and Dorothy at home. Other survivors are 20 grandchildren; a brother, Anton, Corvallis OR; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Louis Binstock, Dickinson and Frances Bren, Jamestown.
b. 12 Jul 1902 - Russia
d. 13 Apr 1936 _Laurel, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 15 Apr 1936
Brese, Alex 1902-1936 - Alex Brese, 33, died Monday (April 13). Born in Russia on July 12, 1902, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Brese. The family came to Canada in 1914. Married MARY MAIER. Besides his widow, he is survived by 4 children, Charlotte, 9; Jimmie, 5; Betty, 4, and Lawrence, a year and a half old; his parents who live in Culbertson, 3 brothers, Pete of Fairview and Jack and Adam, both of Culbertson, and 5 sisters, Katherine of Russia, Mrs. Arthur Norton of Portland OR, Mrs. Henry Green, Mrs. Alvin Smith and Miss Christine Brese, all of Culbertson.

BREWER, Margaret Mary
b. 4 Dec 1949 - Sheridan, Wyoming
d. 9 Feb 2009 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 11 Feb 2009
Margaret Mary Schwab, 59, died Monday February 9, 2009. Born December 4, 1949 in Sheridan, Wyo. to Walter and Mary E. (Harrison) Brewer. Married MICHAEL ANNALORA and to this union they had a son Matthew. Then married LARRY SCHWAB. She is survived by her husband Larry Schwab of Scottsbluff, her mother Maribeth (Harrison) Rose of Sheridan Wyo.; son Matthew (Karen) Annalora of Denver, Colo.; stepchildren Bradley (Melissa) Schwab of Springfield, Ill; Renee Schwab of Scottsbluff and Pamela Charron of Denver, Colo., sisters Lynda Buchholz of Bozeman, Mont.; and Miriam Brewer of Sheridan, Wyo.; brothers Thomas (Verna) Brewer of Broadus, Mont. and Walter Brewer of Miles City, Mont., and a sister-in-law Karen (Gary) Lisec of N.C. as well as nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father Walter Brewer Jr. and two brothers.

BRIGGS, Karen DeLynn
b. abt 1955
d. 22 Dec 2008 - Wichita, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Claassen, Karen DeLynn, 53, died Monday, December 22, 2008. Survivors: husband, Rodney; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Traci Howe and their children, Selbi and Dylan; mother, Maude Briggs; brother and sister-in-law, Calvin and Janice Briggs; niece and nephew, Kendra and Casey Briggs, all of Wichita.

BRITTNER, Evangeline Jane
b. 7 Jan 1938 - Yakima, Washington
d. 17 Feb 2003
From Portland Oregonian, Friday 21 Feb 2003
Sampier, Evangeline Jane (Brittner) 1938-2003 -- Evangeline Jane Sampier, 65, died Feb. 17 (2003). Born Jan. 7, 1938 in Yakima WA. Survivors include her daughter, Melanie McMurtry; sisters, Monica Wood, Norma Martinez and Margaret Bitto; and 2 grandchildren.

BROWN, Ella Marie
b. 4 Jul 1902 - Billings, Montana
d. 3 Mar 1975
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 5 Mar 1975
Mrs. Ella Marie Waliser, 72, died Monday (1975). Widow of GEORGE WALISER, who died in 1961. Born July 4, 1902, in Billings, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Brown. Survivors include 2 grandchildren, Walter S. Persoma Jr., of 1325 Terry Ave., and Mrs. Connie Martin of Denver CO, and 2 great-grandchildren.

**BROWN, Evelyn L. (Klusener)
See Evelyn L. Klusener

b. 16 May 1893 - Canada
d. Aug 1965 - Beach, North Dakota
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 14 Aug 1965
BEACH, N.D.—Math Brown, 72, died Friday (1965). Born May 16, 1893, in Canada, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Brown. Married BERTHA KOCH. Surviving are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Vilet Carrigan of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Loretta Tescher of Sentinel Butte, and Mrs. Deanna Lardy of Richland, Wash., and two sons, Terry and Lloyd Brown, both of Sentinel Butte.

BROWN, Maxine
b. 10 Feb 1920 - Levant, Kansas
d. 25 Mar 2009 - Salina, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Sunday, March 29, 2009
Maxine (Brown) Ziegelmeier, 89, Colby, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Salina. Born Feb. 10, 1920, in Levant. Survivors include three sons, Jim Ziegelmeier, Salina, Lynn Ziegelmeier, St. Mary's and Dennis Ziegelmeier, Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Sheila Cart, Salina; a sister, Mary Oard, Colby; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 1991; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.

**BROWNE, Marjorie
See Elizabeth Louise Scheeler

BRUCKER, Veronica
b. 23 Jan 1875 - Odessa, Russia
d. 1956 - Mandon
From Bismarck Tribune, Monday 2 Jul 1956
Mrs. Frank (Veronica) Hecker, 81, died Friday. Born Jan. 23, 1875, in Odessa, Russia, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Brucker. She moved with her family to Galveston, Tex., in 1892. Married FRANK HECKER.. Preceded in death by her husband in July, 1949, and two daughters and two sisters. She is survived by three sons, Frank, San Francisco, Calif., Stanley, Los Angeles, Calif., and Adam, Devils Lake; seven daughters, Mrs. Stewart Farmer, Fullerton, Calif.; Mrs. Jess Carol, San Francisco; Mrs. Leslie Witt, Los Angeles; Mrs. George P. Schmidt, Flasher; Mrs. John Wachtler, Bismarck; Mrs. Helen Corey, Bremerton; and Mrs. Eva Erickson, Sacramento, Calif., and three brothers, Alex Brucker, Spokane, Wash.; Charles Brucker, Mandan; and Frank Brucker, Tacoma Wash.

b. 22 July 1936 - Victoria, Kansas
d. 27 Jun 2009 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Sunday, June 28, 2009
Patricia Kreutzer, 72, Hays, died Saturday, June 27, 2009. Born July 22, 1936, in Victoria, to Otto and Ottilia (Graf) Brungardt. Married WILFRED KREUTZER. Survivors include her husband, of the home in Hays; a son, Kevin Kreutzer and wife, Marla, Overland Park; two daughters, Sue Stephens and husband, Gerard, Hays and Karla Kreutzer, Wichita; a brother, Leroy Brungardt, El Reno, Okla.; five sisters, Henrietta Rohr, Littleton, Colo., Amelia Jacobs, Rita Wolf, and Bettie Hutchens, all of Hays and Lillian Herrman, Goddard; and three grandchildren, Derrick Stephens, Danny Stephens and Katie Kreutzer. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Peter Brungardt; four sisters, Armella Brungardt, Alma Herrman, Barbara Brungardt and Creda Arendt.

BRUNGARDT, Aden Francis
b. 9 Dec 2008
d. 9 Dec 2008
From Newton Kansan - Friday, December 19, 2008
NEWTON — Aden Francis Brungardt, son of Brad F. Brungardt and Monica R. Mosqueda, was stillborn on Dec. 9, 2008.

**BRUNGARDT, Alice (Pelzel)
See Alice Pelzel

b. 23 Apr 1927 - Ellsworth, Kansas
d. 5 Feb 2009 - Ellsworth, Kansas
From Ellsworth County Independent/Reporter, March 5, 2009
Orval Bruning, 81, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, (2009) . Born April 23, 1927, in Ellsworth to Reinhold and Anna Lange Bruning. Married HAZEL SCHULTZ at Ellsworth. She survives. Other survivors include sons Gary of Ellsworth and Michael of Harveyville; daughters Donna Flannery of Newville, Pa., Nancy Bruning and Janet Bruning of Cody , Wyo., and Kathleen Macek of Wilson; brothers Ralph and Leroy of Ellsworth; sisters, Laverna Hunter of Lansing, Norma Clark of Great Bend, Elda Warttig and Elsie Hunter of Ellsworth and Eva Katzenmeier of Abilene; and five grandchildren.

b. 12 Jan 1905 - St. Anthony, North Dakota
d. 1 Sep 1965 - Kalispell, Montana
From Kalispell MT Daily Interlake, Thursday 2 Sep 1965
Knoll, Albina (Brunmeyer) 1905-1965 - Mrs. Albina Knoll, 60, passed away Wednesday. Born Jan. 12, 1905, at St. Anthony ND. Married ANTON KNOLL. Died in 1955. Survived by 2 sons, Vernon and Donald Knoll, both of Kalispell; 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Loretta) Kind of Highwood MT, and Mrs. Arnold (Jeanette) Grob of Creston; 21 grandchildren and several brothers and sisters.

BRUNNER, Johanna
b. 7 Dec 1901
d. 21 May 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, May 22, 2009
LINCOLNVILLE - Johanna Kaiser, 107 years, died May 21, 2009. Born Dec. 7, 1901, to G.H. and Eva Beisel Brunner. Married LOUIS HENRY KAISER. He preceded her in death in 1979. She was also preceded by all of her brothers: Henry, Alex, Sol, Dan, Ben, Sam, Dave, and Joe Brunner; and sisters: Amelia Brunner, Lydia Beneke, Eva Anderson and Marie Hicks. Survived by her son Louis Lee (Ruth) Kaiser, Lincolnville; grandchildren: David (Dawn) Kaiser of Lincolnville; Angela (Chad) Schmidt of Ramona; and 6 great-grandchildren.

BRUNNER, Phyllis Jean
b. 22 Mar 1931 - Dalton, Nebraska
d. 27 Feb 2009 - Dalton, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 3 Mar 2009
Phyllis Jean Ernest, age 77, died Friday, Feb. 27. (2009). Phyllis Jean Ernest, the second daughter of Harold Peter and Mabel Lillian (Siefer) Brunner, was born March 22, 1931, in Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Dalton. She was the first baby born in the hospital after Dr. J.B. Pankau started it in the old school building. Married OTTO DOMINIC ERNEST. Survivors include: one daughter: Mary Kay (Reg) Warner of Arapahoe, Neb.; three sons: Father Bryan D. Ernest of Ogallala, Neb., Dennis L. Ernest of Gering and James B. (Suzy) Ernest of rural Lodgepole, Neb.; one brother: Duane (Geri) Brunner of Edgewater, Fla.; two brothers-in-law: Raymond (Lyla) Ernest and Patrick (Peggy) Ernest both of Dalton, Neb.; two sisters-in-law: Mary Lou Richards of Spokane, Wash., and Eleanor Ernest of Dalton, Neb.; ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many extended family members. Preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dom, four infant siblings: Harold, Donald and twins Larry and Lorraine, one adult sister: Joan Pochon and husband Marvin, five brothers-in-law: Richard and Robert Ernest, James Richards, Paul Anderson and Albert Fehringer, four sisters-in-law: Phyllis E. Ernest, Dorothy Fehringer, Cecilia Anderson and Helen Brunner, one granddaughter: Samantha Ernest and several extended family members.

**BUCHHAMMER, Mary ( Heimbichner)
See Mary Heimbichner

**BUCKNER, Corrina M. (Hiebert)
See Corrina M. Hiebert

b. 11 Jun 1892 - Bucharest, Romania
d. 30 July 1963 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 1 Aug 1963
HARDIN—Ludwig G. Buechler, 71, died Tuesday. Born June 11, 1892, in Bucharest, Romania, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Buechler. In 1896, he came to the United States with his parents. Married MAY VETSCH. Besides the widow, he is survived by seven sons, Joe, Tony, Ben and Ole of Hardin, Ray of Wheeler, Texas, Martin of Nye and Matt of Lander, Wyo.; three daughters, Mrs. Carl Meinhardt and Mrs. Everett Stoltz of Billings and Mrs. Joe Elliott of LaSalle, Colo.; two sisters, a brother, 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

**BULLER, Agnes (Regier)
See Agnes Regier

**BURDORF, Teresa M. (Monk)
See Teresa M. Monk

**BURKEY, Sherla J. Hopp (Schulz)
See Sherla J. Schulz

**BUSENITZ, Emma (Wiebe)
See Emma Wiebe

** BUSHNELL, Ann M. Schultz (Carpenter)
See Ann M. Carpenter


b. 11 Aug 1908 - Merna, Nebraska
d. 23 Jan 1973 - Rosebud Community Hospital
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 24 Jan 1973
FORSYTH—Mrs. Lola M. Wetsch, 64, died Tuesday. Born Aug. 11, 1908, at Merna, Neb., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Butler. Married to ALEX C. WETSCH, SR. He died in 1959. Survivors include three sons, Alex Jr., Hysham, Donald, Hardin, and Duane, Forsyth; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Ebbers and Mrs. Vernie Plotts, both of Myers, and Mrs. Myrtle Gunn, Custer; 10 grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren.