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 Anna Maria (Bohling) Oestmann

Born - February 1,1878

Schwalingen, Hanover, Germany

 Confirmed - April 3, 1892

Married - November 23, 1900

Saint Paul's Lutheran Church

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - May 18, 1948

Her Home, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - May 21, 1948

Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery
Nemaha County, Nebraska




 Anna Maria Oestmann, nee Bohling, was born February 1, 1878 at Schwallingen, Germany, the oldest child of Fred Bohling and wife, Anna. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith in infancy. At the age of four years she emigrated with her parents and a brother to the United States, living with an uncle. Dick Bohling, for several months until they established a home on a farm east of Auburn, Nebraska where they lived for one years. In the year 1888, having lived on various farms, modestly and in much poverty, her parents established a permanent home known as the Fred Bohling farm, 3 miles north and one mile east of Hickory Grove church.
On April 3, 1892 she renewed her Lutheran faith at her confirmation by the late Reverend Wittig Johannes. This class was the first class to be confirmed in the new church.
On Nov. 23, 1900 she was united in holy wedlock with Friedrich H. Oestmann (real name was Dietrich Frederich Heinrich) by the late Reverend Theodore Streng. This union was blessed with seven children; Edwin and Martin of Johnson, Emma (Mrs. Otto Gobber) of Elk Creek, Nebraska, Augusta (Mrs. Alvin Schlange), Clarence, Carl and Lydia (Mrs. Henry Oetjen Jr.), all of Auburn. These children were reared in the true Christian home that they had established on the Fred Oestmann farm 1/4 mile east of Hickory Grove church . Here they lived for 37 years. With her husband she then moved to a lovely little home just south of the church, where she enjoyed a peaceful country life.
The deceased was a regular communicant member of her church and along with the duties of motherhood gave freely of her time to assist in church work. She was affiliated with the Women's Missionary Society as a charter member and remained faithful though inactive for a year, as a prayerful member of that society.
The deceased enjoyed good health practically all her life. It was in July of 1945 that she sensed that all was not well with her health.  She submitted to a major operation in August of the same year. Although the hoped for improvement was slow, God granted her strength to rally and after about five weeks she returned from the hospital to her home. After a lengthy period of convalescing she again enjoyed two years of happy useful living. In July of 1947 she lost the use of her left arm, but in spite of that handicap she still was cheerful and very active. On February 1 she celebrated her 70th birthday, enjoying the presence of all her children. Grandchildren, her three sisters and her pastor and family. She became bedfast for a period of five weeks priors to her passing.
Holy Sacrament was administered to her on April 27. She passed away on the evening of May 18, when she peacefully fell asleep. She reached the age of 70 years, three months, 17 days.
She leaves to mourn her loss: her husband, seven children, 28 grandchildren, one brother, Fred Bohling of Auburn, three sisters, Mrs. Henry G. Oestmann of Elk Creek, Nebraska, Mrs. Carl Bohling and Mrs. Herman C. Bohling of Johnson, Nebraska and a host of other relatives and friends.
Last rites were held at Hickory Grove church May 21 at 2 p.m. with Reverend W. A Hummel, pastor of the church in charge. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Alvin Oestmann, Gustav Oestmann, Emil Bohling, Alvin Bohling, Otto Bohling and Carl Bohling Jr.
Eileen Oestmann, and Ilma Gobber were in charge of the flowers.
Funeral arrangements were in charge of Casey and Timm Funeral home of Auburn, Nebraska





Husband - Dietrich Fred Heinrich Oestmann

"Fred Oestmann"

Born -  October 29, 1872

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Baptized - April 8, 1888

Saint John's (Stone) Lutheran Church

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - February12, 1963

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - February 16, 1963

Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery
Nemaha County, Nebraska

Father - Friederich Otto Oestmann

Mother - Anna S.C. (Huettmann) Oestmann


Son - Edwin Wilhelm Frederich Oestmann

Born - January 14, 1902
Married - December 18, 1924

Died - July 13, 1973

Wife - Clara Emilie (Stutheit) Oestmann

Born - September 8, 1900  ۩  Died - May 9, 1992

Parents - Herman &  Emma (Marquardson) Stutheit


Daughter - Emma Anna Sophia (Oestmann) Gobber

Born - September 16,1903

Married - May 28, 1925

Died - June 19, 1993

Husband - Otto Friedrich Wilhelm Gobber

Born - February 3, 1901  ۩ Died - December 24, 1982


Son - Martin Heinrich Dietrich Oestmann

Born - March 31, 1905

Southwest of Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - May 11, 1982

Elizabeth's Hospital

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska

Buried - Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery
Nemaha County, Nebraska

1stWife -Magdalene Sophie Augusta (Volkmann) Oestmann

Born - December 20, 1907  ۩  Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - February 2, 1928

Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - July 14, 1972  ۩  Nemaha County Hospital

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - July 17, 1972

Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery
Nemaha County, Nebraska

Parents - John & Emma (Pulver) Volkmann

2ndWife - Alice (McClarnen) Oestmann

Married - May 10, 1975


Daughter - Augusta  Anna (Oestmann)  Schlange

Born - February 14, 1907

Baptized - March 3, 1907

Saint Paul's Lutheran Church

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - May 29, 1934

Died - October 1, 1990

Hillcrest Care Center

Bellevue, Sarpy County, Nebraska

Buried - October 5, 1990

Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery
Nemaha County, Nebraska

Husband - Alvin Wilhelm Martin Schlange

Born - April 15, 1908  ۩  Died - February 17, 1979
Parents - Friedrich & Mary Moller (Gobber) Schlange


Son -Clarence Wilhelm Johannes Oestmann

Born - February 27, 1909

West of Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - May 7, 1923

St. John's (Stone) Lutheran Church

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - July 13, 1980

Buried - July 16, 1980

Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery
Nemaha County, Nebraska

Wife - Ellen Amelia (Gerdes) Oestmann

Born - June 9, 1912  ۩ Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - Monday, February 18, 2008

Nemaha County Good Samaritan Center

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - Saturday, February 23, 2008

Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery
Nemaha County, Nebraska


Son - Carl Herman Oestmann

Born - November 23, 1914

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - July 3, 1943

Died - Monday, September 8, 1958

Immanuel Hospital

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

Wife - Clara Marie A. (Thompson) Oestmann

Born -  October 18, 1916  ۩ Niobrara, Knox County, Nebraska

Died -  March 22, 1982  ۩  Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska

Buried - Riverview Cemetery  ۩  Niobrara, Knox County, Nebraska

Father - Benjamin Marcus Thompson

Born -March. 3, 1891  ۩ Springfield, Bon Homme County, South Dakota

Died - July 12, 1975  ۩ Creighton, Knox County, Nebraska

Mother - Clara Melvina (Johnson) Thompson

Born -December 5, 1890  ۩ Herman, Washington County, Nebraska

Died -March 25, 1980  ۩ Niobrara, Knox County, Nebraska


Daughter - Lydia Ida Maria (Oestmann) Oetjen Houlton

Born - July 9,1918

Married - June 27, 1945 (Oetjen)

Married - March 23, 1979(Houlton)

Died - October 28, 2006

1stHusband - Henry Christopher Oetjen

Born - June 29, 1910  ۩ Died - November 25, 1968
2ndHusband - Albert Hooper Houlton

Born - February 22, 1915  ۩ Died - September 25, 1989


Brother - Frederich Heinrich Dietrich Bohling

Fred "Feeddie Feeddie" Bohling

Born - Tuesday, November 25, 1879

Schwalingen, Hanover, Germany


Brother - Wilhelm Friedrich Bohling

Born - April 13, 1884

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - April 22, 1885

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - Hickory Grove Church Cemetery


Brother - Infant Baby

Born - April 29, 1886 ۩ Died - April 29, 1886

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - Saint Paul's Cemetery (Hickory Grove)

Nemaha County, Nebraska

 Sister - Emma (Bohling) Oestmann

Born - April 9, 1887

Nemaha County, Nebraska


Sister  - Augusta E. (Bohling) Bohling

Baptismal name -  Emma Elise Augusta Bohling

Born - November 1, 1889

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Sister - Christine "Mary" (Bohling) Bohling

Born - August 31, 1892

Nemaha County, Nebraska


Father - Frederich Heinrich Bohling

Mother - Anna Katherina (Baden) Bohling




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