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Re: Niemann's in Iowa in 1800s
Posted by: Linda M. Schwartz Date: May 19, 2001 at 21:24:07
In Reply to: Niemann's in Iowa in 1800s by Chuck Solomon of 168

Hi Chuck--I have some information regarding Elizabeth Niemann that I believe will be of interest to you. First of all, I am a direct descendent of Nicholas G. Niemann, Elizabeth's brother. Nicholas and Elizabeth , as well as ten other siblings (August, Theodore J., Anton, Mary, Lucetta, Frances, Henry{1st}, Julius, Rosanna and Henry{2nd}) were the children of John Theodore Niemann and Mary Adeline (Adelena) Reiling. John Theodore was more commonly known as Theodore, and Mary Adeline as Adeline. I will refer to them in that regard too. Theodore was born on May 12, 1812 in Hanover, Germany, married to Adeline on July 8, 1839 in Galena, IL, and died on Sept. 27, 1889. He is buried in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Bellevue, IA. Adeline was born on Aug. 8, 1899 in Germany (don't know exactly where), and died on April 28, 1899. She is also buried in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Bellevue, IA. Theodore's parents are Herman H. Niemann and Margaret Klaphakd Niemann. I have no other information regarding them. Nicholas Niemann (my ggrandfather and Elizabeth's brother) married Helena Marie Schaffer (parents were Nicholas Schaffer and Magdalena Hesburgh Schaffer) in Bellevue Township, IA. Helena died during childbirth in 1900. Not long after Helena's death, Nicholas became ill with tuberculosis and was no longer able to take care of his young son Edward Niemann (my grandfather, b.1898, d.1966). As a consequence, Edward was sent to live with and be raised by his aunt and uncle, Elizabeth and Nicholas Rolling. Edward stayed with your gggrandparents until his sister Armella married Anthony Ernst, at which point he went to live with them. You may be interested in knowing that there is a small piece written about Theodore Niemann (Elizabeth and Nicholas' father), in the History of Jackson County, Iowa, page 670. His picture is included on page 681. This book is published by Western Historical Co., Chicago, 1879. I found it on microfilm/fiche. Let me know if you need a copy of the text. I would be happy to type one out for you. I hope this helps you with your research.


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