Vera Woodward

F, #21861, b. 13 September 1912, d. 1 October 2006
Last Edited1 Oct 2012
Birth*Vera Woodward was born on 13 September 1912 at Lowville Twsp, Columbia Co, WI, United StatesB
Married Name As of 22 February 1933, her married name was Shafer. 
Marriage*Marriage: Vera Woodward married Charles Shafer, son of Henry Shafer and Mamie Dick, on 22 February 1933. 
Census*Census: Vera Woodward and Charles Shafer appeared on the census of 8 May 1940 at Lodi, Columbia Co, WI, United StatesB
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 390-09-3155; issued before 1951 at WI, United StatesB
Death*Death: Vera Woodward died on 1 October 2006 at Brillion, Calumet Co, WI, United StatesB, at age 94. 
Obituary*Obituary: From The Sounder - 19 October 2006

BRILLION — Vera W. Shafer, 94, died Oct. 1, 2006, at her home in Brillion.

Vera, a resident of Portage for many years, was born Sept. 13, 1912, in the township of Lowville on a farm near Poynette. The youngest daughter of William L. and Grace (Utter) Woodward, she married Charles L. Shafer in 1933. Vera attended a one-room country schoolhouse through eighth grade and graduated from Poynette High School. She was employed by WIBU for three years, Kroger's for 16 years, A&P for 19 years, Divine Savior Hospital for 15 years and Jefferson Home Health for three years. At age 76, she retired to Brillion to be near her daughter. Vera was a life-long member of the Methodist Church but worshiped with her daughter at Ebenezer United Church of Christ in Chilton after relocation. She was a long-time member of the Royal Neighbors of America. She enjoyed dogs and other animals, crocheting, flowers, gardening, music and bird watching. Vera maintained a long list of people for whom she prayed each day.

Vera is survived by two daughters, Charlaine (Charles) Parsons, Hilbert and Celeste (Thomas) Kendall, Evanston, Ill; four grandchildren, Scott Parsons, Appleton, Sheri Giese, New Holstein, Darrell Parsons, Brillion, and William Kendall, Evanston, Ill; two great-granddaughters, Cassondra and Alexandra Parsons of Brillion; numerous nieces and nephews; and two friends, David Giese and Jane Kopidlansky, both of Brillion.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Almeda Wilson and Hildred Green; and a brother, J. Richard Woodward.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Poynette Methodist Church, with Pastor Kathleen Gloff of Chilton officiating.

Visitation will be held at 3 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the church. Burial will follow at the Hillside Cemetery in Poynette. The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Poynette is assisting the family. 

Family

Charles Shafer b. 12 Jan 1910, d. 12 Oct 1968
Marriage*Marriage: Vera Woodward married Charles Shafer, son of Henry Shafer and Mamie Dick, on 22 February 1933. 

Margaret M Workman

F, #10796, b. 1 July 1931, d. 11 August 2001
Last Edited17 Aug 2002
Birth*Margaret M Workman was born on 1 July 1931 at Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
SSN*Her Social Security Number was 350-24-7310; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Margaret M Workman married Melvin Eugene Closen, son of John Michael Closen and Etta Anna Hartwig, on 28 July 1951 at Peoria, Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB
Married Name As of 28 July 1951, her married name was Closen. 
Death*Death: Margaret M Workman died on 11 August 2001 at Peoria Co, IL, United StatesB, at age 70. 

Family

Melvin Eugene Closen b. 24 Jun 1930, d. 20 Jul 1985

Anna Barbara Wucherer

F, #43768
Relationship6th great-grandmother of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsPedigree Chart of Margaret Hartwig
Last Edited1 Jan 2020
Married Name Her married name was Bihler. 
Marriage*Marriage: Anna Barbara Wucherer married Johan Jacob Bihler, son of Johannes J Bihler and Anna Sautter, on 14 April 1680 at Reutlingen, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyB

Family

Johan Jacob Bihler b. 7 May 1660
Children

Anna Maria Wucherer

F, #43748, b. 23 April 1702
FatherGabriel Wucherer
Relationship4th great-grandaunt of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited1 Jan 2020
Birth*Anna Maria Wucherer was born on 23 April 1702 at Reutlingen, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyB

Benedicta Dorothea Wucherer

F, #43747, b. 4 October 1707
FatherGabriel Wucherer
Relationship4th great-grandaunt of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited1 Jan 2020
Birth*Benedicta Dorothea Wucherer was born on 4 October 1707 at Reutlingen, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyB

Christina Dorothea Wucherer

F, #43742, b. 25 May 1716
FatherGabriel Wucherer
Relationship4th great-grandmother of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsPedigree Chart of Margaret Hartwig
Last Edited1 Jan 2020
Birth*Christina Dorothea Wucherer was born on 25 May 1716 at Reutlingen, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyB
Marriage*Marriage: Christina Dorothea Wucherer married Traugott Gottfried Maecken (Mägin)
Married Name Her married name was Maecken (Mägin). 

Family

Traugott Gottfried Maecken (Mägin)
Children

Gabriel Wucherer

M, #43744
Relationship5th great-grandfather of Verna Jean Bremer
ChartsPedigree Chart of Margaret Hartwig
Last Edited1 Jan 2020

Family

Children

Gabriel Wucherer

M, #43749, b. 30 December 1708
FatherGabriel Wucherer
Relationship4th great-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited1 Jan 2020
Birth*Gabriel Wucherer was born on 30 December 1708 at Reutlingen, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyB

Johann Ludwig Wucherer

M, #43746, b. 12 June 1712
FatherGabriel Wucherer
Relationship4th great-granduncle of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited1 Jan 2020
Birth*Johann Ludwig Wucherer was born on 12 June 1712 at Reutlingen, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyB

Roy Wyss

M, #17677, b. 11 October 1915, d. 24 October 1993
Last Edited20 Mar 2002
Marriage*Marriage: Roy Wyss married Norma L Lottman, daughter of George Engelhard Lottman and Sonora Mary (Crystal) Eckerman
Birth*Roy Wyss was born on 11 October 1915. 
SSN*His Social Security Number was 560-12-1064; issued before 1951 at CA, United StatesB
Death*Death: Roy Wyss died on 24 October 1993 at Bullhead City, Mohave Co, AZ, United StatesB, at age 78. 

Family

Norma L Lottman b. Feb 1917

Carolyn Marie Young

F, #18613, b. 10 February 1938, d. 20 September 2010
FatherVirgil George Young
MotherChrista Belle Bailey b. 1913
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited10 Mar 2019
Birth*Carolyn Marie Young was born on 10 February 1938 at Dallas Co, TX, United StatesB
Married Name As of 13 September 1958, her married name was Spain. 
Death*Death: Carolyn Marie Young died on 20 September 2010 at Seagoville, Dallas Co, TX, United StatesB, at age 72. 

Patsy Laurel Young

F, #18614, b. 14 March 1940, d. 9 January 2010
FatherVirgil George Young
MotherChrista Belle Bailey b. 1913
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited10 Mar 2019
Birth*Patsy Laurel Young was born on 14 March 1940 at Dallas Co, TX, United StatesB
Married Name Her married name was Landess. 
Marriage*Marriage: Patsy Laurel Young married Jake Wilcher Landess
Death*Death: Patsy Laurel Young died on 9 January 2010 at Seagoville, Dallas Co, TX, United StatesB, at age 69. 

Family

Jake Wilcher Landess b. 11 May 1936, d. 9 Sep 2006

Virgil George Young

M, #18597
Last Edited18 Nov 2017
Marriage*Marriage: Virgil George Young married Christa Belle Bailey, daughter of Ike Emeory Bailey and Christina Geraldine Gronewold

Family

Christa Belle Bailey b. 1913
Children

Kenneth Zerwekh

M, #11921, b. 14 January 1918, d. 1 October 1992
Last Edited11 Apr 1999
Birth*Kenneth Zerwekh was born on 14 January 1918. 
SSN*His Social Security Number was 348-03-8493; issued before 1951 at IL, United StatesB
Death*Death: Kenneth Zerwekh died on 1 October 1992 at Pinellas Park, Pinellas Co, FL, United StatesB, at age 74. 

Alma Lena Zimmerman

F, #10933, b. 23 January 1922, d. 26 June 2006
FatherHenry R Zimmerman b. 5 Apr 1886, d. 27 Feb 1972
MotherMona Adelene Hartwig b. 30 Sep 1888, d. 10 Aug 1974
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited30 Nov 2015
Birth*Alma Lena Zimmerman was born on 23 January 1922 at Barneston, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Alma Lena Zimmerman appeared on the census of 7 April 1930 in the household of Henry R Zimmerman and Mona Adelene Hartwig at Barneston Twsp, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Alma Lena Zimmerman appeared on the census of 12 April 1940 in the household of Henry R Zimmerman and Mona Adelene Hartwig at Barneston Twsp, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB
Married Name As of 16 February 1941, her married name was Spielman. 
Marriage*Marriage: Alma Lena Zimmerman married Otto Friedrick Wilhelm Spielman on 16 February 1941 at Barneston, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Alma Lena Zimmerman and Otto Friedrick Wilhelm Spielman lived at Nampa, Canyon Co, ID, United StatesB, in 1951. 
Divorce*Divorce: Alma Lena Zimmerman and Otto Friedrick Wilhelm Spielman were divorced in 1969. 
Married Name As of 8 November 1969, her married name was Loomis. 
Marriage*Marriage: Alma Lena Zimmerman married Jay Leanard Loomis on 8 November 1969. 
Married Name As of 26 October 2002, her married name was Foreman. 
Marriage*Marriage: Alma Lena Zimmerman married Ellsworth Dwight "Doc" Foreman on 26 October 2002. 
Death*Death: Alma Lena Zimmerman died on 26 June 2006 at Spokane Co, WA, United StatesB, at age 84. 
Burial*Burial: Alma Lena Zimmerman was buried in June 2006 at Reverside Memorial Park, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA, United StatesB

Family 1

Otto Friedrick Wilhelm Spielman b. 14 Oct 1917, d. 4 Dec 1993
Marriage*Marriage: Alma Lena Zimmerman married Otto Friedrick Wilhelm Spielman on 16 February 1941 at Barneston, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB
Divorce*Divorce: Alma Lena Zimmerman and Otto Friedrick Wilhelm Spielman were divorced in 1969. 

Family 2

Jay Leanard Loomis b. 5 Jul 1911, d. 7 Jan 1992
Marriage*Marriage: Alma Lena Zimmerman married Jay Leanard Loomis on 8 November 1969. 

Family 3

Ellsworth Dwight "Doc" Foreman b. 27 Dec 1916, d. 24 Jan 2013
Marriage*Marriage: Alma Lena Zimmerman married Ellsworth Dwight "Doc" Foreman on 26 October 2002. 

Emily Alice Zimmerman

F, #10931, b. 14 December 1917, d. 8 November 2009
FatherHenry R Zimmerman b. 5 Apr 1886, d. 27 Feb 1972
MotherMona Adelene Hartwig b. 30 Sep 1888, d. 10 Aug 1974
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited30 Nov 2015
Birth*Emily Alice Zimmerman was born on 14 December 1917 at Barneston, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Emily Alice Zimmerman appeared on the census of 7 April 1930 in the household of Henry R Zimmerman and Mona Adelene Hartwig at Barneston Twsp, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB
Married Name As of 31 January 1939, her married name was Saathoff. 
Marriage*Marriage: Emily Alice Zimmerman married Andrew Behrend Saathoff, son of Henry A Saathoff and Viola Hogelucht, on 31 January 1939 at Barneston, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Emily Alice Zimmerman lived at 1700 N 16th St, Beatrice, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB, in February 1999. 
ResidenceResidence: Emily Alice Zimmerman lived at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, SD, United StatesB, on 15 February 2009. 
Death*Death: Emily Alice Zimmerman died on 8 November 2009 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co, SD, United StatesB, at age 91. 
Obituary*Obituary: Emily A. Saathoff, 91, died Sunday, November 8, 2009, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She and her husband, Andrew, farmed near Oketo, Kansas until 1980 when they retired and moved to Beatrice, Nebraska. Andrew died on August 19, 1996. Emily was also preceded in death by her two sisters, Lula Woodward and Alma Foreman, and by her brother, Leslie.


Emily was born December 14, 1917 at the family farm near Barneston, Nebraska, to Henry and Mona (Hartwig) Zimmerman. She married Andrew B. Saathoff on January 31, 1939.


Emily and Andrew had 3 children, Arlyn (Ruth) Saathoff – Gig Harbor, Washington; Melvadeen (Bob) Neely – Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Ken (Barbara) Saathoff – Overland Park, Kansas. Emily was also very proud of her 7 grandchildren; Tom, Jeff, Bob, Danny, Abbey, Greg Neely and Lisa Neely-Smith; and her 12 great grandchildren.


For 40 years, Emily and Andrew were active members of the State Line Lutheran Church south of Wymore. Later, they joined St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beatrice. Emily looked forward to spending time with friends, and she never missed an opportunity to play cards. She enjoyed quilting, and she loved sports. She seemed to know how to grow, can or cook anything, and enjoyed indulging her family with their individual favorites. They will miss her unconditional love and encouragement.


Besides her own family, Emily was very close to her brother, Arnold Zimmerman, and his wife, Lorene, and her other sister-in-law, Lula Saathoff, who all live in Beatrice.
Memorial:

In lieu of flowers, Memorials to Mosaic (formerly the Martin Luther Home) may be sent to Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel, 708 N. 6th Street in Beatrice, Nebraska 68310.
Cemetery:

A private burial will be held at the Evergreen Home Cemetery.
Visitations:

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 11th from 11 AM to 9 PM at Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice.
Services:

A memorial service for Emily will be held Thursday, November 12th at 11:00 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church at 701 N. 6th Street in Beatrice. 
Burial*Burial: Emily Alice Zimmerman was buried on 11 November 2009 at Evergreen Memorial Home Cemetery, Beatrice, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB

Family

Andrew Behrend Saathoff b. 7 Jul 1913, d. 19 Aug 1996
Marriage*Marriage: Emily Alice Zimmerman married Andrew Behrend Saathoff, son of Henry A Saathoff and Viola Hogelucht, on 31 January 1939 at Barneston, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB

Henry R Zimmerman

M, #10523, b. 5 April 1886, d. 27 February 1972
FatherReiner Zimmerman b. Apr 1850
MotherBarbara Meine b. Dec 1852
Last Edited30 Nov 2015
Birth*Henry R Zimmerman was born on 5 April 1886 at Oketo, Marshall Co, KS, United StatesB
Marriage*Marriage: Henry R Zimmerman married Mona Adelene Hartwig, daughter of Christian (Chris) Hartwig and Hilka Carl (Ellen) Hogelucht, on 7 June 1911 at Wymore, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB.
Census*Census: Henry R Zimmerman and Mona Adelene Hartwig appeared on the census of 7 April 1930 at Barneston Twsp, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB
CensusCensus: Henry R Zimmerman and Mona Adelene Hartwig appeared on the census of 12 April 1940 at Barneston Twsp, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB
SSN*His Social Security Number was 507-40-0994; issued between 1951 and 1952 at NE, United StatesB
Death*Death: Henry R Zimmerman died on 27 February 1972 at Beatrice, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB, at age 85. 
Burial*Burial: Henry R Zimmerman was buried on 1 March 1972 at St Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Barneston, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB

Family

Mona Adelene Hartwig b. 30 Sep 1888, d. 10 Aug 1974
Marriage*Marriage: Henry R Zimmerman married Mona Adelene Hartwig, daughter of Christian (Chris) Hartwig and Hilka Carl (Ellen) Hogelucht, on 7 June 1911 at Wymore, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB.
Children

Leslie Warren Zimmerman

M, #10930, b. 18 September 1916, d. 14 October 1932
FatherHenry R Zimmerman b. 5 Apr 1886, d. 27 Feb 1972
MotherMona Adelene Hartwig b. 30 Sep 1888, d. 10 Aug 1974
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited30 Nov 2015
Birth*Leslie Warren Zimmerman was born on 18 September 1916 at Barneston, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Leslie Warren Zimmerman appeared on the census of 7 April 1930 in the household of Henry R Zimmerman and Mona Adelene Hartwig at Barneston Twsp, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB
Death*Death: Leslie Warren Zimmerman died on 14 October 1932 at age 16. 
Burial*Burial: Leslie Warren Zimmerman was buried in October 1932 at St Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Barneston, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB

Lula Mae Zimmerman

F, #10929, b. 14 September 1913, d. 11 February 2009
FatherHenry R Zimmerman b. 5 Apr 1886, d. 27 Feb 1972
MotherMona Adelene Hartwig b. 30 Sep 1888, d. 10 Aug 1974
Relationship2nd cousin of Verna Jean Bremer
Last Edited30 Nov 2015
Birth*Lula Mae Zimmerman was born on 14 September 1913 at Barneston, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB
(Witness) CensusCensus: Lula Mae Zimmerman appeared on the census of 7 April 1930 in the household of Henry R Zimmerman and Mona Adelene Hartwig at Barneston Twsp, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB
Married Name As of 30 June 1935, her married name was Woodward. 
Marriage*Marriage: Lula Mae Zimmerman married Donald LeRoy Woodward on 30 June 1935 at Wymore, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB
Residence*Residence: Lula Mae Zimmerman lived at Nampa, Canyon Co, ID, United StatesB, in February 1999. 
NoSSN*No record of her Social Security Number was found in January 2005. 
Death*Death: Lula Mae Zimmerman died on 11 February 2009 at Streamside Assisted Living Center, Nampa, Canyon Co, ID, United StatesB, at age 95. 
Obituary*Obituary: Lula Mae Zimmerman Woodward went home to be with her Lord Jesus, Feb. 11, 2009, at Streamside Assisted Living Center in Nampa, Idaho. She died of causes incident to age and congestive heart failure. She was born Sept. 14, 1913, in Wymore, Neb., and later attended school in Beatrice, Neb., to become a nurse's aide. She married Donald LeRoy Woodward on June 30, 1935, at the home of her parents near Wymore. Prior to their moving to Nampa in 1949, Lula worked for the Beatrice State Home. Don was an accomplished welder, quickly finding employment in Nampa and worked mostly for Idaho Concrete Pipe Company from 1957 until his retirement in 1980. Don preceded Lula in death in December of 1981. Lula was an excellent homemaker and cook, and a talented seamstress. She made most of her own clothes and would purchase the perfect hat and perfect pieces of jewelry to complete her ensemble. Being properly dressed and looking nice was something she achieved even at the age of 95 at her great niece's wedding last September. Lula enjoyed gardening and planting flowers. Her place was a rainbow of beautiful blossoms and shrubs every summer. She enjoyed playing her piano and singing with family. She had a keen mind and could remember events and situations that most of us had long forgotten. Lula was a charter member of the Lutheran Brethren Church and enjoyed the many friendships she had there. Although Lula and Don were not blessed with children of their own, they enjoyed the children of their sisters and brothers.

Survivors include her sister, Emily Saathoff of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and her brother, Arnold (Lorene) Zimmerman of Beatrice; 10 nieces and nephews; 17 great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Mona; her husband, Don; her brother, Leslie; and her sister, Alma.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Streamside Assisted Living; Life's Door Hospice; and special friends, Thelma and Jack Hanson, for their loving care and concern. 
Burial*Burial: Lula Mae Zimmerman was buried in February 2009 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, Canyon Co, ID, United StatesB

Family

Donald LeRoy Woodward b. 6 Sep 1913, d. 10 Dec 1981
Marriage*Marriage: Lula Mae Zimmerman married Donald LeRoy Woodward on 30 June 1935 at Wymore, Gage Co, NE, United StatesB

Reiner Zimmerman

M, #10927, b. April 1850
Last Edited30 Nov 2015
Birth*Reiner Zimmerman was born in April 1850 at GermanyB
Marriage*Marriage: Reiner Zimmerman married Barbara Meine in 1875. 
Immigration*Immigration: Reiner Zimmerman and Barbara Meine immigrated in 1877 America. 

Family

Barbara Meine b. Dec 1852
Child