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Obituary for Joseph Warren Hindman

The remains of Joseph Hindman were brought to Rushville from Hay Springs Monday and laid to rest in Fairview cemetery by the side of his wife, she having preceded him in death several years ago. Funeral services conducted by Rev. R H Gammon were held in the M. E. church. Joseph Warren Hindman was born in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, May 17, 1853. He died at the home of his son, William of Hay Springs, on May 10, 1924, at the age of 70 years, 11 months and 23 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Della Howe July 11, 1878, and moved with his family to Sheridan County, Neb., March 8, 1890. To this union nine children were born, seven boys and two girls, namely: Charles, James, Samuel, Mable, Minnie, Harry, William, Claude and Michael. His wife and two children preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure six sons, one daughter, twenty grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends. All the children except Charlie were at his bedside at the time of his sickness and death. Mr. Hindman was a loving husband, a kind father and a good neighbor and will be sadly missed from the community where he resided for so many years.

Also included with the obituary above was the following published note:
CARD OF THANKS. We wish to extend our thanks to all who in any way helped us during the sickness and death of our beloved father. To Rev. Gammon, Mrs. Gillespie, the choir, Mr. Parsons and for the flowers. James Hindman ann family. Sam Hindman and family. Charles Hindman and family. Mike Hindman and family. Claude Hindman and wife. William Hindman and wife. Minnie Reid and family.

Obituary for Mary Della (Howe) Hindman

DEPARTED
Mary Della Hindman, beloved wife of Joseph Hindman, was born in Jefferson County, Penn., July 31, 1861, and died at her home in Liberty precinct, Sheridan county, Nebraska, Jan. 13, 1899, of heart failure, supposed to be the result of the grip, which she had about recovered from. Age, 37 years, 5 months and 13 days.
She was married to Joseph Hindman, July 11, 1878, and unto this union nine children were born, seven boys and two girls, but one boy and one girl have gone before her. Thus she leaves a husband and seven children, (the youngest being four years of age.) to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate wife and mother. As already stated, deceased had about recovered from an attack of the grip, but on Wednesday, preceeding her death, which occurred Friday, she was attacked with heart problem.
Funeral services were held at her home, by Rev. Clark, of Hay Spring, and her remains interred in Fairview cemetery, at Rushville, on Saturday following. Many friends, who appreciate to some extent what a severe loss a mother of a large family is, extend to the bereaved their heartfelt sympathy and condolence.

Obituary for Anna (Stelljes) Steltenpohl

Pioneer Lady Called To Her Last Reward
Death Of Mrs. Henry Steltenpohl Mourned By Many
Sorrow came to the many friends of Mrs. Henry Steltenpohl when it was announced Sunday morning she had answered the last summons at her home in this city. The deceased had been a resident of this county for nearly half a century during which time she had experienced the joys and sorrows of the pioneer.
The fine charity of this lady had won her a host of friends in this community and she will be greatly missed. Sincere sympathy is extended to the husband and children.
Mrs. Henry Steltenpohl's maiden name was Anna Marie Stelljes. She was born April 29, 1866 in Ostendorf in Germany. During her early youth she attended the school at Ostendorf and was confirmed on March 28, 1880. At the age of 17 years she came to the United States with her father. On March 11th, 1886, she was united in holy wedlock with Mr. Henry Steltenpohl at Palmer, Kansas; residing at Palmer during the first four years of her married life, she came with her husband to Sheridan County in the year 1890. Here she lived the remaining days of her life with the exception of a period of about one year (1900) during which time she was in Wisconsin.
Her union with Mr. Steltenpohl was blessed with four children, three sons and one daughter, who are all living. The names of these all are: Mr. Henry Steltenpohl, Jr., and Mr. Herman Steltenpohl both of this vicinity, Mr. George Steltenpohl of Arvada, Wyoming, and Mrs. Claude Hindman of Hay Springs, Nebraska.
Last Sunday morning, July 23, (at 12:20 a.m.) the Lord called his faithful daughter into that eternal rest prepared for those who love God.
During the long siege of sickness, the deceased showed outstanding and remarkable Christian patience and resignment. She leaves to mourn her departure her aged husband, her four children, six grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted from the Lutheran Church of which Mrs. Steltenpohl was a faithful member, Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. Carl H. Wolf of Chadron officiating in the absence of Rev. H. M. Roth, Mrs. Steltenpohl's pastor. Interment in the Rushville cemetery.

Obituary for Henry John Steltenpohl

ANOTHER PIONEER IS CALLED
Henry John Steltenpohl, Sr. was born in Brownston, Indiana on July 4, 1861, where he was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church. To the profession of this church he adhered to throughout life.
On March 11th 1886 he was united in holy wedlock with Miss Anna Marie Stelljes of Palmer, Kansas, residing at Palmer during the first four years of his married life. This marriage was blessed with four children, three sons and one daughter, one of these preceding him in death. In 1890 the family came to Sheridan County locating on a farm about 4 mi. northwest of the Rushville. Here they were pioneers in building up this country, going through trials and hardships that they might give their children a good start in life.
About 20 years ago they retired to Rushville, where Mr. Steltenpohl operated a cream station for a number of years. The death of Mrs. Steltenpohl on July 23, 1933 was indeed a great burden unto making his life more difficult.
The life of Mr. Steltenpohl was that of a loving father and a true Christian. To work arduously and help a good cause was a great pleasure unto him. He enjoyed to hear God's word and proved this by winding his way to the House of God Sunday after Sunday to hear the divine message of God's love in Christ. While he has gone through the scenes, the conflicts, the sorrows and pleasures of life, he will still live in the hearts of those who knew him best.
During a long siege of illness, the deceased showed outstanding and remarkable Christian patience and resignment. All of Mr. Steltenpohl's earthly suffering were brought to a close when on last Wednesday evening, February 14th 1940, he peacefully passed away at his home in Rushville at the ripe old age of 78 years 7 months and 10 days.

Obituary of Herman George Steltenpohl

Herman George Steltenpohl, son of Henry and Anna Steltenpohl, was born in Strawberry, Kansas, on December 5th, 1889. He died on October 28, 1965 in the Rushville Hospital at the age of 75 years, 10 months, and 23 days.
He came to Rushville as a young child. He lived here all his life, except for a short residence in Wisconsin.
Herman Steltenpohl was baptized into the Christian Church on December 5, 1889, at Strawberry, Kansas, and was confirmed into the Lutheran Church at Rushville. He remained a faithful member of the congregation all his life serving many years as an officer of the congregation.
The Lord provided for him and his family through various occupations. At the time of his death, he was active as a painter-carpenter.
He is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Leone Spease of Lawrence, Kansas, and Mrs. Erma Huigens of Strasburg, Colorado; a brother, Mr. Henry Steltenpohl; a sister, Mrs. Elsa Hindman; two sons-in-law: Tony Spease feet and Lawrence Huigens; 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, 2 infant daughters, and a brother, George Steltenpohl.
Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Otto Reinbacher of St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Saturday, October 30, 1965, at 2:00 p.m. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery. Pallbearers were:
Warren Peden
Gene Barth
Lee Talbot
Bill Arthur
Howard Nyffler
Bill Rasmussen

Obituary of Alfred Taggart

Funeral services for Alfred Milton Taggart, who died Oct. 19, 1947, were held Tuesday afternoon from Heidepriem Funeral Home at two o’clock with the Rev. C. H. Fylling, pastor of the Community church officiating. Three hymns were sung by Mrs. Wayne Sheets and were "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," "Rock of Ages," and "Abide With Me," with Mrs. W. A. Nevin at the piano.
Burial was in the Pringle cemetery and pallbearers were Vet Scofield, Chris Rasmussen, John Tanner, Frank Smith, Clarence Barber and Charles Pringle.
Mr. Taggart was born in Belleville, Kansas, on May 16, 1872, and died in Sisters’ hospital in Hot springs Sunday, Oct. 19. He entered the hospital on July 26 for treatment and was 75 years, four months and three days old at the time of his death.
He was the eldest of a family of ten children, four of whom are whom are still living. In the early days he moved by ox team with his folks to Hay Springs, Neb. In the year 189O he was married to Norma Bomar and to this union one child was born, Chris J. Taggart., of Denver, Colo.
On July 24, 1899, he married Emma Carley of Chadron, Nebr., and to them ten children were born, all living.
He spent his early manhood near Hay Springs. He was a sawyer by trade and lived much of his married life in the Black Hills.
In 1915 the family traveled by covered wagon to Treamonton, Utah, residing there two years, then returning to Chadron, Neb., to a farm on Chadron creek for a period of two years. The next move was to Hay Springs which was their home for two years. In 1920 Mr. Taggart bought a place between Clinton and Rushville, Neb., and in 1930 they came to the Black Hills living in Custer and Pringle. The past seven years Pringle had been their home.
He leaves to mourn his death his widow, Mrs. Emma Taggart of Pringle, SD, children, Chris of Denver; Mrs. Myrtle Brownlow, Mrs. Edna Rassmussen, Mrs. Francis Thomas, Rushville, Gertie Taggart and Richard, Vallejo, Calif.; Alfred, Jr., of Terrybonne, Ore.; Perry and Mrs. Addie Elger of Hot Springs; Edward and Joe Taggart of Custer.
He is also survived by thirty-five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. May Jacobs, Mrs. Gertie Jacobs, Mrs. Theresa McCray one brother, William, of Rushville, other relatives and many friends.
{Note: Alfred Taggart was the son of Milton and Rachel (Thompson) Taggart}

Obituary of Frances (Taggart) Thomas

Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow (Friday) from the Methodist Church, Rushville, Nebraska at 2 P.M. for Frances Thomas, 43. Rev. Ted Schwartz will be in charge with burial in the Fairview cemetery.
Plans for the services are however pending the arrival of her sister from California. If she is not here, burial will be postponed until Saturday afternoon at the same time.
Mrs. Thomas had been in apparent good health Tuesday morning while working at Bookers Store. During the noon hour she suffered an apparent stroke and was taken to the hospital where she died within a few hours. Her gay spirit and cheerful words were an integral part of the entire community and she will be most sincerely missed by everyone.
Frances Euphenis Taggart was born October 24, 1908 to Alfred and Emma Taggart of Hay Springs Nebr., and departed this life April 15, 1952 at the Rushville Community Hospital following a stroke. She was 43 years, 6 months, and 9 days of age.
On December 2, 1926 she was united in marriage at Hot Springs, South Dakota, to Jack Thomas of Rushville, Nebraska. To this union four children were born, Kenneth, Bunny, Robert and Jerry.
She was proceeded in death by her father, Alfred Taggart in October of 1947. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband Jack of Rushville, three sons, Kenneth of Rushville, Robert of Chadron, Jerry of Igloo, South Dakota, one daughter Mrs. Bunny Shoop of Igloo, South Dakota, her mother, Mrs. Al Taggart of Pringle South Dakota; four sisters, Mrs. Addie Elger of Pringle South Dakota; Mrs. Gertrude Wright of Benecia, Calif.; Mrs. Myrtle Brownlow and Mrs. Edna Rasmussen of Rushville, five brothers, Perry and Ed of Hot Springs; Joe of Custer; Al of Terribonne, Oregon; and Richard with the Air Force in Germany; three grandsons and one granddaughter and host of other relatives and friends.
She spent all of her life around Hay Springs and Rushville and will be missed by all who knew her. She always had a kind word and a friendly smile for everyone and an active member of the Rebekah Friendship Club of Rushville.

 
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