|Paul Frederick Thiemann was born November 29, 1882, at New Melle, Missouri, where he also received holy baptism in his infancy.
In 1886, he came to Thayer County, Nebraska, with his parents and lived in the Friedensau community since then.
He received Christian training and instruction in Trinity day school at Friedensau and was confirmed in Trinity Lutheran Church by the sainted Pastor Groerich.
On April 15, 1909, he entered into holy matrimony with Clara Albrecht, who departed this life on December 18, 1935.
Mr. Thiemann was a voter in Trinity Lutheran Church at Friedensau since January 2, 1914, and served the congregation as a school elder for a number of terms.
At about the beginning of this present year it became apparent that his health was failing and on Thursday evening, April 9, 1942, at 8:45 o'clock, it pleased the Lord to call this redeemed child unto Himself, the immediate cause of death being heart and kidney ailments. He attained the age of 59 years, 4 months, and 10 days.
His passing is mourned by the following: Two children whom he had received into the home, namely Edmund Thiemann and Dorothy, wife of Robert Thieme; five grandchildren; one son-in-law; one brother, Otto Thiemann, of Friedensau; six sisters, Mrs. Lena Juedes of Gurley, Nebr., Mrs. Emma Vinkenberg of Carleton, Nebr., Mrs. Mary Vinkenberg of Carleton, Nebr., Mrs. Martha Horst of Gurley, Nebr., Mrs. Lydia Poppitz of Willow Springs, Mo., and Mrs. Minnine Hitzemann of California; fourteen brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law, and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, April 12, both at the home and at Trinity Lutheran Church, where his paster, the Rev. Theo. Droegemueller, addressed the large audience on John 11:25 and Job 19:25-27 in German and English respectively, while the congregation and choirs sang hymns of comfort and hope. The body was laid to rest beside that of his faithful wife in Trinity cemetery.