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Thomas Tamme Nordbrock

Born - Friday, April 27, 1894

Farm Home, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Confirmed - Sunday, April 4, 1909

Saint John's Lutheran Church

Nemaha County, Nebraska

 Married - Wednesday, December 3, 1919

Died - Tuesday, December 31, 1935

Buried - Friday, January 3, 1936

Saint John's Lutheran Church Cemetery

(Stone Church)

Nemaha County, Nebraska


Death Summons

Came Suddenly

Called Out Yet In Prime Of Life


Tamme T. Nordbrock Was Victim of Heart Attack

At Farm Home In Benton Precinct

Untimely Passing Is Mourned Throughout Community


The death of Tamme T. Nordbrock, best know to his friends as Tom Nordbrock, who passed away early on the morning of December 31,

brought a sense of profound sorrow to many friends

throughout of community in which he was born and where

his entire life was spent. He had attained

the age of 41 years, 8 months and 4 days, and thus it was that death called him while he was yet in the prime of life and in the midst of his usefulness.

He had never suffered serious illness hence the shock to family and friends

was all the greater when death followed a heart attack.

Mr. Nordbrock was a very highly respected citizen. He possessed the

best traits of manhood and citizenship and his presence will be missed

by those with whom he was associated.

Tamme T. Nordbrock was born April 27, 1894  at the farm home of his parents, Tamme and Hilke Nordbrock in Benton precinct in this county.

On Palm Sunday, April 4, 1909 he was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran church known as the Stone church by Reverend Dirks.

On December 3, 1919 he was united in marriage to Emma Caspers.

 To this union were born two sons, Thomas and Roy and

 a daughter who died shortly after birth.

His wife and two sons survive. He is also survived by his four brothers,

 John, George and Henry Nordbrock of Hildreth and Herman Nordbrock

of Humboldt and five sisters, Mrs. Hilke Caspers and

Mrs. Anna Caspers of Hildreth,  Mrs. Gretie Fahrenholz of Talmage,

 Mrs. Geske Remmers of Auburn and Mrs. Katharina Torbeck of Johnson,

 and his uncle, Altman Bunjer of Hildreth.

His oldest brother Altman, and sister, Maggie Torbeck,

 preceded him in death.

Following short funeral services at the home Friday, services were

conducted at the Stone church by Reverend G. H. Wiencke with a very

 large attendance of friends and neighbors and the floral tributes were

 numerous and beautiful.

 The church choir under the direction of George Frerichs,

rendered appropriate selections

Following the services burial was made in the cemetery near the church.


The Nemaha County Herald


January 9, 1936




Wife- Emma (Caspers) Nordbrock

Born - August 23, 1900

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - April 9, 1958

Humboldt, Richardson County, Nebraska

Buried - April 12, 1958

Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery
Nemaha County, Nebraska




 Veteran - World War IISon - Thomas C. Nordbrock

Born -  January 22,1922

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Enlistment - January 14, 1943

U.S. Army Air Forces, World War 11

 Nemaha County, Nebraska
Died -  April 26, 2001

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Wife - Vivian A. Nordbrock

Born -  September 16,  1923


 Veteran - World War IISon - Roy Thomas Nordbrock

Born - August 19, 1929

Family Farm Southwest of Auburn

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - June 13, 2014
Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska



Roy Nordbrock


Roy Thomas Nordbrock, one of 2 sons of Thomas and Emma (Caspers) Nordbrock, was born August 19, 1929 on the family farm southwest of Auburn, Nebraska. He was baptized at St. Johns Lutheran (Stone) Church and confirmed at Saint James Lutheran Church. Roy went to country school near his home.
Roy served in the United States Army during the Korean War as an engineer. He was in Korea for 14 months and 14 days, receiving the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, United Nations Service Medal, and Meritorious Unit Citation.
Roy worked as a mechanic for Attebery Chevrolet in Union, Nebraska for 14 years and at Rowe Motors in Nebraska City for 20 years before retiring in 1991. Roy was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, American Legion Post #8 and Eagles Aerie #968, all in Nebraska City, Nebraska
Roy passed away suddenly at his home in Nebraska City on Friday, June 13, 2014 at the age of 84 years, nine months and 25 days. His parents and brother Thomas C. Nordbrock preceded him in death.
Roy is survived by his sister in law Vivian Nordbrock. many cousins, other relatives and many friends.
A funeral service was held June 17, 2014 at Hemmingsen Funeral Home in Auburn, with Reverend Catherine Burroughs officiating.
Burial followed in Saint John Lutheran Cemetery near Auburn, Nebraska



Daughter - Infant

Born - January 31, 1924

Died - January 31, 1924

Buried - Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery
Nemaha County, Nebraska



Sister - Anna Margaretha (Nordbrock) Casper

Born - December 15, 1871
Chandlerville, Cass County, Illinois

Died - June 3, 1937

 Hildreth, Franklin County, Nebraska

Buried - Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery
Hildreth, Franklin County, Nebraska

Husband - Ehme Casper

Born - July 24, 1867

Died - August 22, 1950
Hildreth, Franklin County, Nebraska

Buried - Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery
Hildreth, Franklin County, Nebraska



Death Has Called

Former Resident

Mrs. Anna Margaretha Caspers who passed away at Hildreth,

June 3, was a former resident of Nemaha county and has many friends here, who will regret to learn of her death. They

knew her as a good woman and always worthy of the respect

in which she was held. These friends extend sympathy to

the members of her family.


Anna Margaretha Nordbrock, daughter of Thomas Nordbrock

and his wife, Hilke, nee Bunger, was born December 15, 1871,

in Chandlersville, Illinois. There she was baptized in the

Lutheran church.


She came to Nemaha county with her parents in 1872 and was

confirmed at the Stone church, April 3, 1887 by the pastor

Reverend Dirks.


She was united in marriage to Ehme Caspers, March 10, 1897.

They lived in Otoe County until 1903 and then went to

Franklin county and for 28 years lived on a farm south of Hildreth.


Their married life was blessed with four children,

of whom three survive. Tillie, the oldest daughter,

died in 1926 at the age of 26 years.  The surviving children are

Hilke, (Mrs. Otto Jurgens), John Caspers and Herman Caspers.

Other survivors are two daughters-in-law, one son-in-law,

seven grandchildren, four brothers, John, George and Henry, of

Hildreth and Herman of Humboldt; four sisters, Mrs. Gretchen

Fahrenholz, Mrs. Grace Remmers, Mrs. Hilke Caspers and

Mrs. Cathie Torbeck.


Mrs. Caspers was in good health until about four years ago

when she underwent an operation in a hospital at Minden. She

recovered, but did not regain her former strength.


Funeral services were held at Saint Peters Lutheran church at

Hildreth, Reverend H. L. Lenser, officiating.


Out of town people who attended the funeral included,

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Remmers Sr., and Maxine, Mrs. Emma

Nordbrock and Tom, Mr. and Mrs. John Remmers and Joan,

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Remmers and Irvin, Mr. and Mrs. Herman

Remmers Jr., and Elva, Mrs. Tillie Caspers and Mrs. and

Mrs. George Frerichs, all of Auburn; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Torbeck,

Evelyn, Opal and Melvin Torbeck of Johnson; Mr. and Mrs.

Henry Fahrenholz, Mr. and Mrs. Claus Harken and John Rippe,

Talmage; Herman Nordbrock and Douglas, Humboldt; Mr. and

Mrs. John Meintz, Beatrice; Miss Hazel Nordbrock, Omaha;

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Caspers and daughter, Athal, Kansas;

Mrs. Herman Weimers, John Herman Jr., and Margaret;

Mr. and Mrs. Heye Caspers and Frank Caspers of Alma.

Nemaha County Herald


June 23,1938



Brother- Oltman Nordbrock

Born - February 15, 1874

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died -  January 20, 1921

 Hildreth, Franklin County, Nebraska

Wife - Anna (Ottorsborg) Nordbrock


Sister - Rachael Gretje (Nordbrock) Fahrenhois

"Greta Nordbrock"

Born - March 10, 1875

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married -  February, 21 1901

Died -  February 4, 1952

Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska

Husband - Henry Fahrenholz


Brother - John T. Nordbrock

Born - February 22, 1877

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - November 13, 1945


Brother - George Thomas Nordbrock

Born - January 10, 1879

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - March 22, 1905

Hildreth, Franklin County, Nebraska
Died - December 27, 1957

Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska

Buried - Saint Peters Cemetery
Hildreth, Franklin County, Nebraska

Wife - Elsie F. (Nagel) Nordbrock

Born - November 1, 1886   ۩ Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska

Died - June 27, 1977 ۩ Minden, Kearney County, Nebraska

Buried - Saint Peters Cemetery
Hildreth, Franklin County, Nebraska


Sister - Grace Geske (Nordbrock) Remmers

Born - December 22, 1880
Febing, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - January 6, 1963

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Husband - Herman Remmers 

Born - November 16 1881- Febing, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died -  January 6,  1950 - Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Parents - Johann Diedericks & Margarethe (Yelkin) Remmers




Brother - Herman Thomas Nordbrock

Born - May 24, 1883

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - April 22, 1908 - Auburn, Nebraska

Died - July 13. 1923

Wife -Carolina (Bohlken) Nordbrock

Born - February 21, 1887 - Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - July 13, 1923 - Nemaha County, Nebraska

Father - Henry C. Bohlken

Born - November 26, 1827

Died -  July 13 1923 - Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Mother - Margaretha "Margaret" (Schutte) Bohlken

Born - October 1849

Died -  July 13 1923 - Auburn, Nebraska

Son - Douglas Nordbrock - Born -  April 25,1909 - Nebraska

Son - Virgil D, Nordbrock - Born - February 18, 1914 - Nebraska

Son - Claude C. Nordbrock - Born - July 20,1922 - Nebraska


Brother - Henry Nordbrock

Born -  December 4, 1884

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married -  December 22, 1910

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - January 24, 1958

Kearney, Buffalo County,  Nebraska

Buried - Saint Johns Cemetery
Wilcox, Franklin County, Nebraska
Wife - Adele Marie (Caspers) Nordbrock

Born - April 3, 1891  ۩ Died -November 21, 1989

Buried - Saint Johns Cemetery
Wilcox, Franklin County, Nebraska


Sister - Hilka (Nordbrock) Caspers

Born -  January 6, 1887

Husband - John J. Caspers

Born - February 28, 1886


Sister - Kathrena (Nordbrock) Torbeck

Born - May 6, 1888

Husband - Fred W. Torbeck

Born - March 14, 1886


Sister - Maggie (Nordbrock) Torbeck

Born - November 14. 1891

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married -  May 10,1917

Died -  July 19, 1926

 Husband - Herman Torbeck

Born - November 25, 1889  ۩ Died - July 1964

Father - Reiner Torbeck

Mother - Christena (Dirks) Torbeck



Father - Thomas Johnson Nordbrock

Mother - Hilka Oltmanns (Bunger) Nordbrock


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