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Emma Marie (Bohling) Oestmann

Born - Saturday, April 9, 1887

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - Friday, April 27, 1906

Hickory Grove Church

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - Tuesday, October 16, 1973

Maple Grove Home

Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska

Buried - Friday, October 19, 1973

Martin Luther Cemetery, Nemaha County, Nebraska




Mrs. Emma Oestmann

Emma Marie Bohling, daughter of Fred and Anna (Baden) Bohling,

was born on a farm in Nemaha County, April 9, 1887.

She was one of seven children. She was baptized and confirmed at

St. Paul's Lutheran church, Hickory Grove.


Her schooling was obtained at Linden rural school northwest of Auburn.

She was united in marriage to Henry G. Oestmann April 27, 1906,

at Hickory Grove church. Three children were born to this union.

The Oestmann's remained members of Hickory Grove until 1920 when they moved to a farm eight miles southwest of Johnson. Then they transferred their membership to the Martin Luther church.

August 12, 1949, Mr. Oestmann died.

In 1951 she moved to Johnson and lived there until

March of 1970 when she became a resident of the

Maple Grove Home south of Tecumseh.

She died October 16 in the Maple Grove Home at the age of

 86 years, six months and seven days.

Preceding her in death were her husband,

one grandchild, one brother and two sisters.

Surviving her are three children, Alvin of Johnson, Gustav of Auburn

and Mrs. Albert (Alma) Conradt of Tecumseh,

nine grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Martin Luther church

Friday afternoon with Reverend Lowell Asplund officiating.

Interment was at the Martin Luther Church Cemetery.

The Tecumseh Chieftain

Thursday  ~ October 25, 1973




Husband - Niclaus George Heinrich Oestmann

"Henry G. Oestmann"

Born - Thursday, October 9, 1879

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - Friday, August 12, 1949

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - Monday, August 15, 1949

Martin Luther Cemetery

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Father - Friederich Otto Oestmann

Mother - Anna S.C. (Huettmann) Oestmann



Henry G. Oestmann

Passed Away Friday

Henry G. Oestmann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Oestmann

was born October 9, 1879 near the Hickory Grove church.

He was baptized in the Lutheran faith by Reverend Rehwoldt

 and on April 1, 1894 confirmed in the Hickory Grove

Church by Reverend Streng.

His youth was spent at the home of his parents. During his youth he attended the  public schools of the county.

On April 27, 1906 he was united in marriage to

Miss Emma Maria Bohling of Auburn

and to this union 3 children were born.

Following the marriage, the couple made their home on

 farms near Johnson. Since 1920, they have resided on their own farm located 3-1/2 miles southwest of the Martin Luther church.

Mr. Oestmann was highly respected as a citizen and Christian.

He repeatedly held office in the church of which he was a member.

He will be well remembered for his meritorious work during his construction of the church parsonage. He not only severed his church board but was a member of the school board. He has been a member of the board of directors of Nemaha County Cooperative Association.

Two years ago, he was a delegate at the church's general conference.

At the time of his death he was a member of the hospital board of Beatrice. He was a thorough Christian gentleman.

Mr. Oestmann has been in failing health for the past four years.

He had reached the age of 70 years, 7 months and 30 days.

Those surviving him are; his widow Emma, sons, Alvin, Elk Creek; Gustav, Johnson; and a daughter, Mrs. Chester Stutheit, Auburn;

two brothers, Fred and William, Auburn; three sisters; Mrs. William Zabel, Gaylord, Kansas; Mrs. John Schlange, and Mrs. H. H. Bohling, Auburn;

 besides nine grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 15, at the home and at the Martin Luther church with Rev. William Fruehling officiating.

Music was by the church choir.

Pallbearers were; Walter Schlange, Arthur Zabel,

Alvin Bohling, Edwin Oestmann, Otto Bohling, Emil Bohling.

Interment was made in Martin Luther cemetery with

Casey's in charge of funeral arrangements.        

The Nemaha County Herald


Thursday ~ August 18, 1949




Son - Alvin Friederich Oestmann

Born - July 7, 1907

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - February 20, 1930

Saint James Lutheran Church

Died - January 9, 1979

Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska

Buried - Martin Luther Church Cemetery

Wife - Della Emma (Gobber) Oestmann

Born -  February 19, 1906


Son - Gustav Dietrich Wilhelm Oestmann

Born - December 30, 1909

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - June 1, 1932

Saint James Lutheran Church

Died - March 30, 1981

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska

Wife - Iola Mary Louise (Plager) Oestmann

Born -  June 9, 1911  ۩  Died - July 11, 1998

Buried - Martin Luther Cemetery

Daughter - Marlene Iola (Oestmann) Ritter

 Daughter - Angela (Oestmann) Holthus

Daughter - Velda (Oestmann) Koehler

Parents - August and Hannah (Sodman) Plager


 Daughter - Alma Anna Sophie Oestmann

Born - July 18, 1914

Nemaha County, Nebraska



 Sister - Anna Maria (Bohling) Oestmann

Born - February 1878

Schwalingen, Hanover, Germany

Brother - Frederich Heinrich Dietrich Bohling

Fred "Feeddie Feeddie" Bohling

Born - November 25, 1879

Schwalingen, Hanover, Germany


Brother - Wilhelm Friedrich Bohling

Born- April 13, 1884  ۩Died - April 22, 1885

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery

(Hickory Grove)

Nemaha County, Nebraska


Brother - Baby Boy Bohling (Stillborn)

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

 Nemaha County,  Nebraska

Buried - Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery

(Hickory Grove)

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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