Person:Paul Thiemann (1)

Paul Frederick Thiemann
b.29 Nov 1882 New Melle, Missouri
m. 22 Apr 1880
  1. Henry Thiemann1881 - 1906
  2. Paul Frederick Thiemann1882 - 1942
  3. Lena Thiemann1885 - 1979
  4. Emma Thiemann1886 - 1963
m. 15 Apr 1909
Facts and Events
Name Paul Frederick Thiemann
Gender Male
Birth[2] 29 Nov 1882 New Melle, Missouri
Confirmation[3] 1906 Friedensau (Hebron), NebraskaTrinity Lutheran Church
Marriage 15 Apr 1909 Friedensau, NebraskaTrinity Lutheran Church
to Clara Albrecht
Death[2] 9 Apr 1942 Thayer County, Nebraska
Burial[2] 12 Apr 1942 Friedensau (Hebron), NebraskaTrinity Lutheran Cemetery
Baptism? New Melle, MissouriSt. Paul's Lutheran Church

Text from an April 15, 1942 newspaper obituary:

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.

Paul was missing one hand at the wrist and several fingers on the other as the result of a farm accident.

  1.   Deshler Centennial Committee. Book: Deshler, Nebraska, the First 100 Years (1887-1987). (Curtis Media Corp., 1987).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hitzeman family. Genealogy: Hitzeman and Kuehn Families. (unpublished).

    Includes the obituary represented above, from an unknown local paper.

  3. Trinity Lutheran Church. Trinity Friedensau Centennial Booklet.