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Elizabeth "Lizzie" Marie

(Goering) Holtgrewe

Born - Sunday, December 1, 1889- Nebraska

Christened - Sunday, May 18, 1890

Confirmed - Sunday, April 5, 1903

Married - Wednesday, June 17, 1914

Parent's Home, Johnson County, Nebraska

Died - Sunday, December 26, 1976

Johnson, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - Wednesday, December 29, 1976

Johnson Cemetery, Nemaha County, Nebraska




Mrs. Fred H. Holtgrewe


Elizabeth Marie Goering, daughter of George and Katharina

Wunder Goering, was born northwest of Johnson, September 1,

1889, one of nine children.


She was christened May 18, 1890 by Reverend S. Holdgraf

and confirmed April 5, 1903 at the Evangelical church in

Johnson by Reverend Arthur Graber.


She received her schooling in the East Beulah School District

No. 60. After her school days she helped care for her parents.


June 17, 1914, she was united in marriage with Fred H. Holtgrewe.

All of their married life was spent in Johnson.


She was a member of the Johnson Methodist church and WSCS.


She was a director of the Johnson Cemetery Association and a

long time member of the Cemetery Auxiliary, servicing as

president for several years and for 20 years was treasurer.


In December of 1973, she and her husband entered the Good

Samaritan Home in Auburn. Mr. Holtgrewe passed away

October 16, 1975. She passed away December 26, 1976.


In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her

parents, five brothers and two sisters.


She leaves to mourn her passing one sister, Mrs. Edward

Birkmann of Lee Summit, Missouri, a number of nieces, nephews,

other relatives, and many friends.


Funeral services were held December 29 at the Methodist church

in Johnson, conducted by Reverend Betty Jackson and

Reverend Ed Jackson. Orvin Oestmann was soloist and

Mrs. Robert Hogrefe was organist.


Pallbearers were Roger Broady, Terry Broady, Rex Holtgrewe,

Dick Holtgrewe, Mark Boellstorff and Robert Boellstorff.

Ina Collman and Mary Nichols were in charge of flowers.


Burial was in the Johnson cemetery.


Nemaha County Herald


December 31, 1976





Husband - Fred Henry Holtgrewe

Born - Sunday, January 8, 1888 - Missouri

Baptized - Thursday,  January 19, 1888

Casco, Saint Clair County, Missouri

Died - Thursday, October 16, 1975

Nemaha County Hospital

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - Johnson Cemetery, Nemaha County, Nebraska
Parents - Herman & Anna Mary (Birkman) Holtgrewe




Fred H. Holtgrewe


 Fred Henry Holtgrewe, son o Herman and Ann Birkman

Holtgrewe, was born at Casco, Missouri, on January 8, 1888,

one of seven children.


In 1892 he moved with his parents to Talmage. In 1893 they

moved to the Johnson community.


He was baptized January 19, 1888 at Casco, Missouri, and

was confirmed at Zion Evangelical church at Talmage by

Reverend Arthur Graber. He transferred his membership

to the Johnson Methodist church in 1951.


On June 17, 1914, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Goering

at the home of her parents by Reverend C. Deubler.


Fred worked for a dray line and in a store in Johnson for

several years, then became associated with the First National

Bank in 1913, until his retirement in 1952. He was

vice-president and cashier of the bank for some time.


Mr. Holtgrewe was a member of the Johnson Chamber of

Commerce and Sportsman club and was secretary of both

for many years. He was a member of the Johnson Fire

Department and secretary-treasurer of the Johnson Methodist

church and town board.


Fred had been in failing health several years. He stayed at the

Nemaha County Good Samaritan Nursing Home and

passed away at the Nemaha County Hospital on

October 16, 1975, having reached the age of 87 years, nine

months and eight days.


He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers

and two sisters.


Those left to mourn his passing are his wife, Elizabeth;

a number of nieces and nephews; other relatives,

and many friends.


Funeral services were held October 20 at the Johnson Methodist

church, conducted by Reverend John Meyer. Orvin Oestmann

was soloist and Mrs. Gary Oxley was organist.


Pallbearers were Roger Broady, Terry Broady, Rex Holtgrewe,

Ted Holtgrewe, Bob Boellstorff and Mark Boellstorff.

Mary Nichols and Mrs. Lloyd Nichols were in charge of flowers.


Burial was in the Johnson cemetery.


Nemaha County Herald


October 31, 1975





Brother - Henry Goering

Born - July 25, 1877 - Illinois

Married -  January 5, 1909
Johnson County, Nebraska

Died - 1944
Wife -
Katherine Marie "Mary" (Prill) Goering

Born - September1886 - Nebraska

Parents - John F. &  Katherine "Kate" M. Prill


Brother - George Johann Goering Jr.

Born - Monday, March 10, 1879 

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Wife - Lena Anna (Boellstoff) Goering

Born - Wednesday, October 31, 1883

Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska


Brother - John Frederick Goering

Born - August 13, 1881 - Nebraska

Married -  October 29, 1907

Johnson County, Nebraska

Died - August 1973

Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska

Wife - Minnie M. (Boellstorff) Goering

Born - 1885 - Nebraska

Parents - Fredrick & Mary M. (Kaiser) Boellstorff


Sister - Emma Barbara (Goering) Hauberg

Born - September 2, 1884

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Husband - Julius Henry Hauberg

Born - December 27, 1881


Brother -Louis "Louie" Adolph Goering

Born - August  2,1887

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Wife - Eda Dorothy (Hahn) Goering

Born - September 6, 1886

Port Byron, Rock Island County, Illinois


Brother - Johann Goering

Born - 1885  ۩ Died -1895


Sister - Katharine "Katie" Goering

Born - March 23, 1892

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - December 15, 1970
Johnson, Nemaha County, Nebraska


Sister - Matilda "Tillie" (Goering) Birkmann

Born - May 1894 - Nebraska

Husband - Edward Herman Birkmann

Born - September 10, 1893  ۩ Franklin County, Missouri



Father - George Goering Sr.

Born -April 2, 1854  ۩ Edenkoben, Germany


Mother - Katharina Emma (Wunder) Goering

Born - May 20, 1859  ۩ Died -  January 21, 1934



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