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Adolph & Anna Reimers Obituaries
Anna Reimers Obituary (Underwood North Dakota Journal, October 20, 1911)
Tuesday, October 18, was a very sad day for Adolph Reimers, for on that day a funeral procession brought the remains of his wife, Anna, to God's Acre of the Swedish Lutheran Church in Veller, North Dakota. Mrs. Anna Reimers was born in Vensysel, Denmark, February 25, 1872. She was baptized, confirmed, and brought up by the Lutheran church in Denmark. In 1893, she emigrated to the United States and made her home near Ogden, Iowa. She entered into matrimony with Mr. Adolph Reimers on the 25th of February, 1898, and moved with her husband to North Dakota in 1902. They made their home where they have since resided, 11 1/2 miles southwest of Underwood. Mrs. Reimers was taken ill two weeks ago. When her sickness proved to be of a serious nature, she was taken to the Bismarck Hospital at that Capitol city. She, however, did not reach the hospital alive and died on the Soo train, October 14, 1911, at the age of 39 years, 7 months, and 19 days. (Her illness was later said to be caused by the death of an unexpelled fetus with resulting toxemia.) She leaves behind Mr. Reimers with their six young children, an aged father, one brother and sister in Denmark, and two brothers in Ogden, Iowa, and one brother who resides in Oklahoma.
New brown granite markers made July 2000, for "God's Acre" Cemetery
These are just rough representations. I am not an artist, and I haven't seen the actual markers! But, Arlene's graph paper drawing was a big help for giving me some idea of their appearance--I think? My choice for brown color may not even be close!!
A larger marker was made for Elsa and Godfrey Reimers. We are pleased that there is an interest in protecting and recognizing the graves of the early settlers buried in "God's Acre."
There are two Louis & Hattie Larson babies, Rose b 5-1903, d 10-1903, and Clarence
b 5-1904 & d 6-1904, with graves at "God's Acre." All other Larson and Ecklund graves have been moved to Birka Cemetery.
Johan Christian Gottfried Ernest REIMERS (known as Godfrey)
Elsa Kirstine WILHELMSEN (known as Else or Elsie)
Andre (Anna) Marie JENSEN (also known as Annie or Anne)
Adolph Reimers Basto Pioneer Dies at 82
(border photo is actual picture of Reimers' early shack in the woods near the Missouri River). It was moved from the homestead in Weller
Funeral services were held Sunday December 23, for Adolph Reimers, pioneer McLean Country retired farmer, who died in a Bismarck hospital. Friday, December 21, The services, held in the Birka Lutheran church west of Washburn, were in charge of Rev. M.J. Sheldahl of Washburn.
Pallbearers were Searl and Freilo Peterson, Alex McDonald, Oscar Swanson, Sanfred Hanson, and Arthur Leidholm, all of Washburn.
Mr. Reimers had been a hospital patient for only two days before his death. He had been ill for several weeks before going to the hospital. During the last few weeks he was cared for at the home of Otto Reimers, in Washburn.
Mr. Reimers was born in Velie, Denmark, September 16, 1869, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Reimers. He came to the United States in 1886, and lived in Ogden, Iowa for sixteen years. In 1902 he came to McLean County and settled in the Basto community where he lived until retiring and moving to Washburn in 1948.
In 1896, while living in Ogden, he married Anna Jensen. She died in 1911. In 1914 he married Minnie Clausen, who died in 1937. Mr. Reimers attended the Birka Lutheran Church and for many years was a member of the school board in his community. A life-long Democrat, he was for 46 years a member of the Basto election board. After moving to Washburn he maintained his official residence in Basto and continued as a member of the election board.
Mr. Reimers leaves one daughter, Mrs. Julius Soderstrom (Agnes), Chicago, IL; and six sons, Harold (aka Leonard Johnson), Kirkland, IL; Holgar, Valley City; and Godtfred, Otto, Carl, and Ernest of Washburn. He also leaves a brother, William, of Billings, Montana, and 27 grandhildren. All of the children except Harold were here for the funeral. His brother, William was here, accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Oscar Stromberg, Medicine Lake, Montana. There was a picture of Adolph, taken on the celebration of his 81st birthday, when he was entertained by his children and their families.
Adolph came to the states from Denmark with his parents and brother in 1880 or 1881. They settled in Ogden, Boone County, Iowa. Andre Marie (or Annie) Jensen came to the states in 1893 to join her brothers. Adolph and Annie met in Boone County, Iowa and married. Adolph's family moved with his father's family to Washburn, McLean County, North Dakota. Annie died of toxemia (death of fetus in pregnancy), while traveling to Bismarck by Soo train. Adolph married Minnie Clausen and farmed until long after he was widowed the second time.
Adolph & Annie Reimers by Irene Reimers
Adolph REIMERS4 (Johann Christian Gottfried5, Johan Behrend6) was born September 16, 1869 in Vejle, Denmark, and died December 21, 1951 in Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota. He is buried at Birka Cemetery, Washburn, McLean County, North Dakota. He married Andre Marie JENSEN4 (Andrea5) February 25, 1896 in Boone, Iowa. She was born April 25, 1872 Vendssysel, Denmark and died October 14, 1911 Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota. She is buried at Birka Cemetery, Washburn, McLean County, North Dakota. After Annie's death he married Minnie CLAUSEN February 1914. Minnie was born July 23, 1878 and died April 19, 1937 in Washburn, McLean County, North Dakota.
Children of Adolph REIMERS and Anna JENSEN:
i. Godtfred Ernest REIMERS3 (Adolph4 , Johann Christian Gottfried5 , Johan Behrend6 ) born July 04, 1899 in Ogden, Boone County, Iowa and died December 29, 1979 in Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota. Buried at Birka Cemetery, Washburn, McLean County, North Dakota. He married Irene LARSON3 (Louis4, Isaac5 ) April 21, 1935, Washburn, McLean County, North Dakota. She was born May 13, 1912 Washburn, McLean County, North Dakota and died July 21, 1996 Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota. Buried at Birka Cemetery, Washburn, McLean County, North Dakota.
ii. Otto Andrew REIMERS born September 17, 1901 in Ogden, Boone County, Iowa and died September 1986 in North Dakota, McLean County. He married Esther STRECKER December 22, 1937.
iii. Carl Henry REIMERS born July 13, 1903 in Washburn, McLean County, North Dakota and died October 11, 1977. He married Margaret Finneman April 27, 1929, at Bismarck.
iv. Holgar Johannes REIMERS born January 31, 1905 in Washburn, McLean County, North Dakota and died January 02, 1968 in Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota.
v. Leonard Ned JOHNSON a.k.a. Harold REIMERS born October 24, 1906 in Washburn, McLean County North Dakota and died March 28, 1981 in Kirkland, Dekalb County, Illinois. He married Vivian Adele Roberts December 27, 1927.
vi. Agnes Mathilda REIMERS born October 25, 1908 in Washburn, McLean County, North Dakota and died December 29, 1992. She married Julius SODERSTROM March 15, 1941.
Child of Adolph REIMERS and Minnie CLAUSEN:
i. Ernest Johannes REIMERS born January 01, 1915 in Washburn, McLean County, North Dakota and died March 21, 1963 in Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota. He married Mary Olive North October 14, 1937 Underwood, ND.
1. Irene Larson Reimers, 1954.
See additional information on Reimers family at: Godfrey & Elsa Reimers Story