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George Goering Sr.

Born - April 2, 1854

Edenkoben, Rheinphals, Bavaria, Germany

Confirmed - April 19, 1847

Hollowayville, Bureau County Illinois

Married -  January 25, 1877

Died - August 13, 1927

His Home

Johnson, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - Johnson Cemetery

Nemaha County, Nebraska



Death calls

aged Citizen

to Last Home

Johann George Goering passed away last Saturday, After a long illness.  He was a resident of this community for many years and highly respected citizen


Johann George Goering passed away at his home in Johnson at

7:50 o'clock last Saturday evening. The deceased had been in

failing health for several years. His first illness dates back about

two years and since the first attack he has gradually been failing.

His condition, however, first became alarming ten weeks ago,

since which time he had been bedfast. He passed peacefully

away, having attained the age of 73 years, 4 months and 13 days.


Johann George Goering, a pioneer resident of Johnson county,

Nebraska, was born April 1st, 1854 in Edenkben, Rheinphals,

Bavaria, Germany. In 1865 as a boy he came to the United States

with his parents, brothers and sisters and the family located on

a farm near Peru, Illinois. On April 19th, 1847 he was confirmed

in Hollowayville, Illinois, in the Christian faith, to which he

remained true to his end. He was married to Miss Katharina

Wunder on January 25th, 1877. To this union nine children were

born, two sons, John and George preceded him in death.


After his marriage he engaged in farming for two years in Illinois.

Then the young couple moved west locating on a farm 4 and a half

miles north-west of Johnson, Nebraska. Here they lived one year

then moving on a farm 5 miles north-west of Johnson, where the

deceased resided until December 1915, when he retired to

Johnson, where he spent the eve of his life.


On January 25th of this year the deceased and his faithful wife

by God's grace were permitted to celebrate their golden

wedding, an event not many married people are granted to observe.


He is survived by his faithful wife, Mrs. Katharina Goering, three

sons, Henry of Cook, Nebraska; Fred and Louis of Johnson,

four daughters, Mrs. Emma Hauberg, Mrs. Elizabeth Holtgrewe,

Mrs. Mathilda Birkmann and Miss Katie Goering, all of Johnson;

18 grandchildren; one brother, Phillip Goering, Platte Center,

Nebraska, many other relatives and a host of friends.


Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Duensing of the

Evangelical church of Nebraska City, assisted by a mixed

quartet from the Evangelical church of Talmage, who sang

several of the deceased favorite songs. Interment was in the

Johnson Cemetery.


Those attending the funeral from a distance were: Phillip Goering,

Sr., Henry J. Goering, John Goering, William Goering, Albert

Goering, Mr. and Mrs. Art Lutjen and son, Mr. and Mrs. George

Goering, Mr. and Mrs. Louie Goering, Mr. and Mrs. Gerhart

Jansen, Mr. and Mrs. Leobolt Siebler and Mr. and Mrs. Chris

Martison all of Platte Center, Nebraska; Fred Goering of Cedar

Rapids, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Goering and son of

Madison, Nebraska; Phillip Goering, Jr., Mrs. Jacob Bachmann,

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bachmann and Mr. and Mrs. Hilmer Peterson

of Creston, Nebraska, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mintkin of Lincoln,

Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pinter, Sr., of Ladd, Illinois;

Mr. and Mrs. John Huber, of Selden, Kansas; Mr. Phillip
Goering, Sr., and daughter Laura and Miss Gladys Schaeffer

of Unadilla, Nebraska; Henry Young, Sr., and son, Louie and

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Young, Jr., of Avoca, Nebraska;

Mrs. Anna Wednell and Mr. and Mrs. Hoelscher and son of

Syracuse, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Jake Genzlinger,

Mr. and Mrs. William Genzlinger and Mrs. Bader of Burr,

Nebraska; Mrs. Henry Seele and son of Sterling, Nebraska;

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Watermeyer and family and Mr. and Mrs.

William Ferguson of Douglas, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs.

William Peiper and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lintz, Mr. and

Mrs. Chas. Hopp, Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Haage and
Reverend and Mrs. Abele of Cook, Nebraska. 



Nemaha County Herald


August 26, 1927




Johnson Cemetery



Johnson Cemetery



Wife - Katharina Emma (Wunder) Goering

Born - May 20, 1859 

Hollowayville, Bureau County Illinois

Died -  Sunday, January 21, 1934

Johnson, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - Wednesday, January 31, 1934

 Johnson Cemetery

Nemaha County, Nebraska




Woman answered

final summons


was aged resident of

Johnson vicinity


Mrs. Katharina Goering Reached

end of long life and her passing is

mourned by relatives and many

friends - Funeral at Johnson.



Mrs. Katharina Goering passed peacefully away on the morning of

Sunday January 21, at her home in Johnson, having attained the

age of 74 years, 8 months and one day. Mrs. Goering had been in

failing health for about a year, but her condition was not considered

serious until about ten days before death came. Everything humanly

possible was done to nurse her back to health but her days were

numbered and she passed into eternal rest.


Katharina Wunder was born May 20, 1859 in Hollowayville,

Illinois, where she was baptized and confirmed in the Christian

faith to which she remained true to the end.


On January 25, 1877 she was united in marriage to George

Goering who preceded her in death August 13, 1927. This

union was blessed with nine children, two of whom, John and

George preceded her in death.


After their marriage the young couple engaged in farming in

Illinois for two years. Then they moved to Nebraska, locating on

a farm four and one-half miles northwest of Johnson, where they

lived one year, then moving to a farm five miles northwest of

Johnson. In December 1915, they retired and moved to
Johnson where she spent the remainder of her life.


On January 25, 1927 they were privileged to celebrate their

golden wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren.


Mrs. Goering's life was a beautiful example of the traits of

true womanhood. She was faithful to all duties of motherhood

and the home maker kindly and sympathetic in her relations

with others and her long life was filled with good works that

live after her.


She leaves to mourn her passing, three sons, Henry of Cook;

Fred of Talmage and Louie of Johnson, and four daughters;

Mrs. Emma Hauberg, Mrs. Elizabeth Holtgrewe, Mrs. Matilda

Birkman and Miss Katharina, all of Johnson, besides eighteen

grandchildren, one grandson, Herbert Goering having

preceded her in death; four great-grandchildren

and other relatives.


Short funeral services were conducted at the home Wednesday

afternoon by Reverend Duerising of Nebraska City, followed

by services at the Johnson M. E. church which were attended

by a large number of friends and relatives. A quartet composed

of Mrs. Roy Casey, Mrs. J. S. Wilson, Raymond Klechel and

John Blinde sang "There'll Be No Tears In Paradise,"

"Haven of Rest" and "Rest Thou Beloved."

Piano accompaniments were played by Mrs. Raymond Kiechel.


Pallbearers were William H. Ernst, William Broady, William L. Hahn,

Dick Behrman, Fred W. Holtgrewe and William H. Hahn.

Interment was made in the Johnson cemetery.


Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Young, Louis Young and Mary Young of

Nehawka; Mr. and Mrs. William Young, Louis Meisback. Sr.,

Mr. and Mrs. Loren Meisback, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Schneider,

Mrs. Elizabeth Schaffer, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wendler of

Syracuse; Jake Genzlinger, Burr; Mr. and Mrs. Jake Young,

Unadilla; Mr. and Mrs. William Ferguson, Douglas;

Henry Pinter, Jr., and Jake Pinter, Zearing, Illinois;

Mr. and Mrs. Louie Goering and two sons, Mrs. Marie Goering,

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Jannsen, Mr. and Mrs. William Goering,

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Goering, and son, Dean, Henry J. Goering,

John Goering and Herman Goering of Platt Center; Mr. and Mrs.

William Nickerson and two daughters and Phillip Goering of

Creston, Nebraska. 


Nemaha County Herald


February 1, 1934




Johnson Cemetery



Son - Henry Goering

Born - July 25, 1877 - Illinois

Married - 1908
Johnson County, Nebraska

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

Born - September1886 - Nebraska

Parents - John F. & Kate M. Prill


Son - 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


Son - 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


Daughter - Emma Barbara (Goering) Hauberg

Born - September 2, 1884 - Nebraska

 Nemaha County, Nebraska

Husband - Julius Henry Hauberg

Born - December 27, 1881


Son - Johann Ludwig Goering

Born - July 30, 1885

Died - August 25, 1895

Buried - Johnson Cemetery

Nemaha County, Nebraska



Son - 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


Daughter - Elizabeth "Lizzie" Marie (Goering) Holtgrewe

Born - December 1, 1889- Nebraska

Husband - Fred Henry Holtgrewe

Born - January 8, 1888 - Missouri


Daughter - Katharina "Katie" Goering

Born - March 23, 1893

Nemaha County, Nebraska

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

Buried - Johnson Cemetery

Nemaha County, Nebraska



Johnson Cemetery



Daughter Matilda "Tillie" (Goering) Birkmann

Born - May 1894 - Nebraska

Husband - Edward Herman Birkmann

Born - September 10, 1893  ۩ Franklin County, Missouri



Brother - Johann Jacob Goering

Born - July  28,1840  ۩ Died - April 27,1902

Buried - Zion Lutheran Grand Prairie Cemetery
Platte Center, Platte County, Nebraska
Wife -Elizabeth (Young) Goering

Born - January 22,1854   ۩ Died  - September 26, 1938
Buried - Zion Lutheran Grand Prairie Cemetery
Platte Center, Platte County, Nebraska

Sister - Katharina Sibilla (Goering) Kumpf 

Born - September 9,1844 

Married - March 20, 1839

Died - February 8,1889
Husband - Ludwig Kumpf

Born - September 1, 1836  ۩ Germany

Died - May 17, 1921

Brother - Johann Heinrich Goering-Gehring

Born - November 27, 1848  ۩ Germany

Wife -Philppena (Genslinger) Goering

Born - August 23,1851

Brother - Phillip Goering

Born - January 26,1857 ۩ Germany

Married - April 17, 1881

Hollowayville, Bureau County, Illinois

Died - September  26,1940

Buried - Zion Lutheran Grand Prairie Cemetery
Platte Center, Platte County, Nebraska
Wife -Katherina (Kumpf) Goering

Born - April 14, 1863 - Illinois  ۩ Died - January 8, 1935
Buried - Zion Lutheran Grand Prairie Cemetery
Platte Center, Platte County, Nebraska



Father - Johann George Goering

Born - July 13, 1813  ۩ Died - April 1,1881

Mother - Maria Barbara (Lehn) Goering

Born - November 29,1813  ۩ Died - September 6,1895


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