Bernhard Köster

M, (April 5, 1888 - August 18, 1942)
Bernard Köster (1888-1942) in military uniform. From the collection of his daughter, Maria (Köster) Steffens.
FatherHermann Bernard Köster (January 24, 1853 - April 28, 1940)
MotherAnna Carolina Döhe (January 16, 1853 - )
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*5 April 1888Bernhard Köster was born on 5 April 1888, at Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover, Prussia; This is from his funeral card. 
He was the son of Hermann Bernard Köster and Anna Carolina Döhe
Marriage*circa 1906Bernhard Köster married Anna Loddeke circa 1906. 
Death*18 August 1942Bernhard Köster died on 18 August 1942, at Quakenbrüch, Germany, at age 54. 
Misc*He was remembered in a memorial card (Totenzettel) in Germany.
Totenzettel
Jesus! Maria! Josef!

Weinend Legen wir Dich nieder
In dies stille Grabgemach
Niemals tehrst Du zu uns wieder
Darum weinen wir Dich nach.
Doch einst schlägt die schöne Stunde
Wo wir uns dann wiedeseh’n
Und vereint im schönen Bunde
Bor dem Throne Gottes steh’n.
Zum christlich frommen Undenten
an den in Gott ruhenden Bauer

Bernhard Köster

Der liebe Gerstorbene wurde geboren
am 5. April 1888 in Berge (Kr.
Bersendrüct) und starb am 18, August
1942 im Krankenhause zu Quakenbrüch
unerwartet infolge Unglücksfall, vorbereiset
durch ein christlich=frommes, arbeitsames
Leben sankt im Herrn.

Er ruhe in Frieden!

Gebet.
Wir bitten Dich, O Herr, erbarme Dich
nach Deiner großen Barmherzigkeit der
Seele Deines Dieners Bernhard und
Laß sie, befreit von den Fehlern und
Schwächen ihres irdischen Lebens, Unteil
nehmen an Deiner ewigen Herrlichteit
durch Jesum Christum unfern Herrn.
Amen.

Funeral card
Jesus! Mary! Joseph!

Weeping we lay you down
In this quiet grave room
Never to hold you to us again
This is why we cry over the loss of you.
However, soon comes the hour
When we will see him again
And be united in the nice alliance
And stand before the throne of God.

To the memory of a devout Christian,
a farmer resting in God

Bernhard Köster

The dearly departed was born
on the 5th of April, 1888 in Berge (Kr.
Bersenbrück) and died on 18, August
in 1942 in the hospital in Quakenbrück
unexpectedly due to an accident, prepared
by his Christian faith and his industrious life,
he died in the Lord.

May he rest in peace!

Prayer.
We beseech Thee, O Lord, have mercy
for your great Compassion on the
Soul of your servant Bernard and let him,
released from sin and the weakness of
his earthly life, be taken into your
eternal rest, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
 

Family

Anna Loddeke (October 6, 1887 - January 30, 1965)
Children 1.Hermine Köster+ (June 14, 1907 - May 5, 1996)
 2.Maria Köster+

Anna Loddeke

F, (October 6, 1887 - January 30, 1965)
Anna Loddeke Köster (1887-1965). From the collection of her daughter, Maria Köster Steffens.
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*6 October 1887Anna Loddeke was born on 6 October 1887, at Dalvers bei Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover, Prussia. 
Marriage*circa 1906She married Bernhard Köster, son of Hermann Bernard Köster and Anna Carolina Döhe, circa 1906. 
Death*30 January 1965Anna Loddeke died on 30 January 1965, at Berge-Anten, Germany, at age 77. 

Family

Bernhard Köster (April 5, 1888 - August 18, 1942)
Children 1.Hermine Köster+ (June 14, 1907 - May 5, 1996)
 2.Maria Köster+

Elizabeth Köster

F, (circa 1889 - )
FatherHermann Bernard Köster (January 24, 1853 - April 28, 1940)
MotherAnna Carolina Döhe (January 16, 1853 - )
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Elizabeth Köster was also known as Lise. 
Birth*circa 1889She was born circa 1889, at Dalvers bei Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover, Prussia. 
She was the daughter of Hermann Bernard Köster and Anna Carolina Döhe

Family

Child 1.Franz Köster (November 29, 1919 - 1994)

Heinrich Köster

M, (circa 1890 - )
FatherHermann Bernard Köster (January 24, 1853 - April 28, 1940)
MotherAnna Carolina Döhe (January 16, 1853 - )
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*circa 1890Heinrich Köster was born circa 1890, at Dalvers bei Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover, Prussia. 
He was the son of Hermann Bernard Köster and Anna Carolina Döhe

Maria Catharine Elizabeth Köster

F, (January 22, 1855 - July 25, 1938)
Maria Catharine Elizabeth Köster Stehren (1855-1938). She was called Elizabeth. This photo was taken in Quackenbrüch, near Dalvers, Germany and sent to her sister in American. It was found in the photo collection of Anna Köster Nieland.
FatherHermann Bernard Köster (August 16, 1826 - 1909)
MotherMargaretha Maria Adelheid Krümpelmann (say 1830 - circa 1882)
ChartsSelected Descendants of Hermann Gerhard Köster
Descendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Maria Catharine Elizabeth Köster was also known as Elisabeth. 
Birth*22 January 1855She was born on 22 January 1855, at Dalvers bei Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover. 
She was the daughter of Hermann Bernard Köster and Margaretha Maria Adelheid Krümpelmann
Baptism24 January 1855Maria Catharine Elizabeth Köster was baptized on 24 January 1855, at St. Servatius Catholic Church, Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover; Godparents were Maria Elisabeth von der Haar Köster, Margaretha Poppe Krümpelmann and Joseph Oldemann.1 
Marriage*after 1892She married Wilhelm Stehren after 1892, at Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Niedersachsen, Hanover. 
Death*25 July 1938Maria Catharine Elizabeth Köster died on 25 July 1938, at Ohrte, Niedersachsen, Germany, at age 83. 
Misc*She was remembered in a funeral card (Totenzettel) in Germany.
Totenzettel
Jesus! Maria! Josef!

Was die Mutter uns gewesen,
ist am Grabstein nicht zu lesen,
Dich geschrieben wie aus Erz
steht es in der Kinder Herz.

Zur frommen Erinnerung
an die in Gott ruhende
Witwe

Elisabeth Stehren
geb. Köster

Die liebe Verstorbene wurde geboren
am 22. Januar 1855 in Dalvers und
starb am 25. Juli 1938 in Ohrte nach
einem christlich = frommen und arbeitsriechen
Leben, mach lingerer, mit großer
Geduld ertragener Krankheit, versehen
mit den heiligen Sterbesakramenten,
sankt un gottergeben.


Gebet.
Erhöre, o Herr, unser Gebet, wodurch
wir deine Barmherzigkeit in Demut anslehen,
Auf daß du die Seele deiner
Treuen Dienerin in die ewigen Freuden
Ausnehmen wollest. Amen.

Heiligstes Herz Jesu, ich vertraue auf Dich!

Funeral Card
Jesus! Mary! Joseph!

What the mother is to us,
is not to be read in the gravestone,
You are recorded in gold,
if it stands in the children’s heart.
To the devout memory
of one resting in God.
Widow
Elisabeth Stehren
born Köster

The dear departed was born
on the 22nd of January, 1855 in Dalvers and
died on the 25th of July, 1938 in Ohrte after
a Christian, useful and industrious
life, with great patience enduring illness, and
provided with the holy sacrament,
sank devotedly to God.

Prayer.
Hear, O Lord, our prayer by which
we implore your mercy in humility,
on the soul of your
loyal servant in the everlasting joys
we want to include. Amen.
The holiest heart of Jesus, I trust in you!
 

Family 1

Child 1.Hermann Köster+ (before 1892 - 1916)

Family 2

Wilhelm Stehren (April 8, 1840 - April 21, 1914)
Marriage*after 1892She married Wilhelm Stehren after 1892, at Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Niedersachsen, Hanover. 
Children 1.Maria Stehren (circa 1894 - )
 2.Anna Stehren+ (September 29, 1896 - November 26, 1977)
 3.Sophie Bernhardine Stehren+ (May 29, 1900 - August 3, 1974)

Citations

  1. [S80] St. Servatius Katholische Kirchenbüch, Berge,1854-1855 FHL # 1272924.

Wilhelm Stehren

M, (April 8, 1840 - April 21, 1914)
ChartsSelected Descendants of Hermann Gerhard Köster
Descendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*8 April 1840Wilhelm Stehren was born on 8 April 1840, at Grafeld, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover, Prussia. 
Marriage*after 1892He married Maria Catharine Elizabeth Köster, daughter of Hermann Bernard Köster and Margaretha Maria Adelheid Krümpelmann, after 1892, at Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Niedersachsen, Hanover. 
Death*21 April 1914Wilhelm Stehren died on 21 April 1914, at Dalvers bei Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover, Prussia, at age 74. 
Misc*He was remembered with a funeral card (Totenzettel) in Germany.
Wilhelm Stehren
Totenzettel
Selig ist, wer die Prüfung aushält, denn
nachdem er bewährt gesunden wird er die
Krone des ewigen Lebens empfangen.

Zum Frommen Andenken
An den im Herrn enschlasenen

Wilhelm Stehren

Der Verstorbene war geboren am 8.
April 1840 zu Grafeld und starb am 21.
April 1914 zu Dalvers, nach lingerer, mit
großer Geduld ertragener Krankheit, versehen
mit den hl. Sterbesakramenten ganz ergeden
in Gottes hl. Willen sankt im Herren.
Seine Seele wird der frommen Fürbitte der Gläubigen,
besonders dem hl. Opfer der Briester empfohlen.

Gebet.
Deiner, Milde empfehlen wir, O Herr, die Seele
Deines Dieners Wilhelm; durch die Verdienste Deines
bitteren Leidens und die Schmerzen Deiner hl.
Mutter reinige sie von den ihr noch anhastenden Makeln
dieses sterblichen Lebens u. nimm sie auf in die
Freuden des Himmels. Amen.

Funeral Card
Jesus! Mary! Joseph!
It is late who endures testing, because
after he will recover, he will
receive the Crown of everlasting life.
In the devout memory
In God received.

Wilhelm Stehren

The dearly departed was born in 8.
April, 1840 in Grafeld and died of 21.
April, 1914 in Dalvers, after lingerer, with
patience an endured illness, provided
with the holy Sacraments completely trust
in God's holy will sink in the Lord.
His soul becomes of the devout intercessor of the believers,
particularly to the holy Martyrs recommended.

Prayer
We recommend to you, mildness, O Lord, on the soul
of your servant Wilhelm; by the reward of your
bitter suffering and pains of yours holy ones
Mother clean him from his many sins
of this mortal life and take him on to the
Joys of Heaven.
Amen.
at Germany. 

Family

Maria Catharine Elizabeth Köster (January 22, 1855 - July 25, 1938)
Children 1.Maria Stehren (circa 1894 - )
 2.Anna Stehren+ (September 29, 1896 - November 26, 1977)
 3.Sophie Bernhardine Stehren+ (May 29, 1900 - August 3, 1974)

Maria Stehren

F, (circa 1894 - )
FatherWilhelm Stehren (April 8, 1840 - April 21, 1914)
MotherMaria Catharine Elizabeth Köster (January 22, 1855 - July 25, 1938)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*circa 1894Maria Stehren was born circa 1894, at Dalvers bei Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover, Prussia. 
She was the daughter of Wilhelm Stehren and Maria Catharine Elizabeth Köster

Anna Stehren

F, (September 29, 1896 - November 26, 1977)
FatherWilhelm Stehren (April 8, 1840 - April 21, 1914)
MotherMaria Catharine Elizabeth Köster (January 22, 1855 - July 25, 1938)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*29 September 1896Anna Stehren was born on 29 September 1896, at Dalvers bei Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover, Prussia. 
She was the daughter of Wilhelm Stehren and Maria Catharine Elizabeth Köster
Marriage*9 October 1917Anna Stehren married Otto Rolfes on 9 October 1917. 
Death*26 November 1977Anna Stehren died on 26 November 1977, at Nordhorn, Niedersachsen, Germany, at age 81. 

Family

Otto Rolfes (March 30, 1893 - February 11, 1975)
Children 1.Maria Rolfes
 2.Ernst Bernhard Rolfes+ (May 17, 1922 - 2004)

Otto Rolfes

M, (March 30, 1893 - February 11, 1975)
Otto Rolfes, 1893 - 1975. Photo from Margaret (Fühne) Greskamp.
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*30 March 1893Otto Rolfes was born on 30 March 1893, at Dalvers bei Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover, Prussia. 
Marriage*9 October 1917He married Anna Stehren, daughter of Wilhelm Stehren and Maria Catharine Elizabeth Köster, on 9 October 1917. 
Death*11 February 1975Otto Rolfes died on 11 February 1975, at Nordhorn, Niedersachsen, Germany, at age 81. 

Family

Anna Stehren (September 29, 1896 - November 26, 1977)
Children 1.Maria Rolfes
 2.Ernst Bernhard Rolfes+ (May 17, 1922 - 2004)

Sophie Bernhardine Stehren

F, (May 29, 1900 - August 3, 1974)
FatherWilhelm Stehren (April 8, 1840 - April 21, 1914)
MotherMaria Catharine Elizabeth Köster (January 22, 1855 - July 25, 1938)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*29 May 1900Sophie Bernhardine Stehren was born on 29 May 1900, at Dalvers bei Berge, Niedersachsen, Germany. 
She was the daughter of Wilhelm Stehren and Maria Catharine Elizabeth Köster
Marriage*1919Sophie Bernhardine Stehren married Johannes Lassay in 1919, at Berge, Administrative District Bersenbrück, Niedersachsen, Germany. 
Death*3 August 1974Sophie Bernhardine Stehren died on 3 August 1974, at Klausheide, Germany, at age 74. 

Family

Johannes Lassay (December 20, 1893 - January 8, 1960)
Children 1.Elisabeth Lassay+ (April 13, 1919 - November 23, 1962)
 2.Karl Lassay+ (January 25, 1921 - January 17, 1983)
 3.Wilhelm Lassay (August 23, 1923 - October 3, 1924)
 4.Ignaz Bernard Lassay+ (March 21, 1925 - December 19, 1995)

Johannes Lassay

M, (December 20, 1893 - January 8, 1960)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Johannes Lassay was also known as Johann Lasai. 
Birth*20 December 1893He was born on 20 December 1893, at Guri Mokre, Russia. 
Marriage*1919He married Sophie Bernhardine Stehren, daughter of Wilhelm Stehren and Maria Catharine Elizabeth Köster, in 1919, at Berge, Administrative District Bersenbrück, Niedersachsen, Germany. 
Death*8 January 1960Johannes Lassay died on 8 January 1960, at Klausheide, Germany, at age 66. 

Family

Sophie Bernhardine Stehren (May 29, 1900 - August 3, 1974)
Children 1.Elisabeth Lassay+ (April 13, 1919 - November 23, 1962)
 2.Karl Lassay+ (January 25, 1921 - January 17, 1983)
 3.Wilhelm Lassay (August 23, 1923 - October 3, 1924)
 4.Ignaz Bernard Lassay+ (March 21, 1925 - December 19, 1995)

Elisabeth Lassay

F, (April 13, 1919 - November 23, 1962)
Elisabeth (Lassay) Fühne, (1919-1962).
FatherJohannes Lassay (December 20, 1893 - January 8, 1960)
MotherSophie Bernhardine Stehren (May 29, 1900 - August 3, 1974)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Elisabeth Lassay was also known as Lasai. 
Birth*13 April 1919She was born on 13 April 1919, at Dalvers bei Berge, Niedersachsen, Germany. 
She was the daughter of Johannes Lassay and Sophie Bernhardine Stehren
Marriage*1948Elisabeth Lassay married Clemens Fühne in 1948. 
Death*23 November 1962Elisabeth Lassay died on 23 November 1962, at Hartlage, Niedersachsen, Germany, at age 43. 
Misc*She was remembered with a funeral card (Totenzettel) in Germany.
Elisabeth Fühne
Totenzettel

Jesus! Maria! Josef!
Ihr habt jetzt zwar Trauer, aber ich werde
euch wiedersehen, und euer Herz wird
sich freuen und diese Freude wird niemand
von euch nahmen. Joh. 16 22

Zum frommen Andenken
an die in Gott ruhende Ehefrau

Elisabeth Fühne
geb. Lassay
Mitglied des Müttervereins

Die liebe Verstorbene wurde geboren am
13. April 1919 zue Dalvers und starb am
23. November 1962 in Hartlage, nach langer
schwerer Krankheit, mehrmals gestärkt
durch die Gnadenmittel unserer Hl. Kirche,
im 44. Lebensjahre.

Gebet
O gutes Herz Jesu! Allzeit gegenwärtig im hl.
Altarssakramente, in Liebe vergehend für die armen
Seelen im Fegefeuer, erbarme Dich der Seele Deiner
Dienerin, nimm sie auf zur himml. Heimat, wo wir
hoffen, daß Du und Deine gebenedeite Mütter die
Krone der ewigen Glorie für sie bereitet hast. Amen.

Funeral Card
Jesus! Mary! Joseph!

You now have mourning, but I
will see you again, and your heart
will be glad and this joy no one
can take from you. John 16 22

To the pious memory
of the wife resting in God
Elisabeth Fühne
born Lassay
Member of the mother's association

The dearly departed was born the
13th of April, 1919 in Dalvers and died the
23rd of November, 1962 after a long,
heavy illness, strengthened several times
by the Sacraments of our Holy church,
in her 44th year.

Prayer.
O good heart of Jesus! Constantly present in the holy
Altar sacraments, send your love to the poor
Souls in purgatory, and pity the soul of your
servant. Take her on to her Heavenly home, where we
hope that you and your blessed mother crown her.
 

Family

Clemens Fühne (January 24, 1903 - June 17, 1984)
Children 1.Margarethe Fühne+
 2.Heinrich Fühne+ (October 4, 1951 - March 11, 2002)
 3.Bernard Fühne

Karl Lassay

M, (January 25, 1921 - January 17, 1983)
FatherJohannes Lassay (December 20, 1893 - January 8, 1960)
MotherSophie Bernhardine Stehren (May 29, 1900 - August 3, 1974)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Karl Lassay was also known as Lasai. 
Marriage*He married Hedwig Böddeker
Birth*25 January 1921Karl Lassay was born on 25 January 1921, at Dalvers bei Berge, Niedersachsen, Germany. 
He was the son of Johannes Lassay and Sophie Bernhardine Stehren
Death*17 January 1983Karl Lassay died on 17 January 1983, at Düsseldorf, North Rhine - Westphalia, Germany, at age 61. 

Family

Hedwig Böddeker (December 28, 1924 - February 9, 1996)
Children 1.Brigitte Lassay
 2.Cornelia Lassay
 3.Klaus Lassay

Wilhelm Lassay

M, (August 23, 1923 - October 3, 1924)
FatherJohannes Lassay (December 20, 1893 - January 8, 1960)
MotherSophie Bernhardine Stehren (May 29, 1900 - August 3, 1974)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Wilhelm Lassay was also known as Lasai. 
Birth*23 August 1923He was born on 23 August 1923, at Germany. 
He was the son of Johannes Lassay and Sophie Bernhardine Stehren
Death*3 October 1924Wilhelm Lassay died on 3 October 1924, at Germany at age 1. 

Ignaz Bernard Lassay

M, (March 21, 1925 - December 19, 1995)
FatherJohannes Lassay (December 20, 1893 - January 8, 1960)
MotherSophie Bernhardine Stehren (May 29, 1900 - August 3, 1974)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Ignaz Bernard Lassay was also known as Lasai. 
Birth*21 March 1925He was born on 21 March 1925, at Dalvers bei Berge, Niedersachsen, Germany. 
He was the son of Johannes Lassay and Sophie Bernhardine Stehren
Death*19 December 1995Ignaz Bernard Lassay died on 19 December 1995, at Wuppertal, Germany, at age 70. 

Wilhelm Heinrich Köster

M, (August 17, 1858 - October 27, 1939)
Wilhelm Heinrich Köster aka William Henry Koester (1858-1939).
FatherHermann Bernard Köster (August 16, 1826 - 1909)
MotherMargaretha Maria Adelheid Krümpelmann (say 1830 - circa 1882)
ChartsSelected Descendants of Hermann Gerhard Köster
Descendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*17 August 1858Wilhelm Heinrich Köster was born on 17 August 1858, at Dalvers bei Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover; 1900 census lists birth date as August of 1862 but FSPA Archive lists birth date as August 17, 1858. 
He was the son of Hermann Bernard Köster and Margaretha Maria Adelheid Krümpelmann
Baptism20 August 1858Wilhelm Heinrich Köster was baptized on 20 August 1858, at St. Servatius Catholic Church, Berge, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover; Godparents were Bernard Schumacher, Bernard Heinrich Krümpelmann and Margar. Catha Vina, born Köhle.1 
Immigration*1884He immigrated in 1884.2 
Name Variation1884 As of 1884, Wilhelm Heinrich Köster was also known as William Henry Koester His name was changed to make English spelling easier after he arrived in the United States. 
Marriage*15 July 1890He married Anna Christina Wibben, daughter of Johann Hermann Wibben and Gesina Adelheid Teepen, on 15 July 1890, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Census*1900Wilhelm Heinrich Köster appeared on the census of 1900 at Carroll County, Iowa; William (38) is enumerated on a farm in Newton Township with his wife Christina (30) and children John (8), Theodore (6), George (4) Josephine (3) Clara (2) and Maggie (1). William and Christina have been married nine years and have 6 of 6 children living. Both William and Christina are German immigrants, with his arrival listed as 1884 and Christina's as 1883. They are both naturalized citizens.3 
Census1910He appeared on the census of 1910 at Carroll County, Iowa; William (48) is enumerated on a farm in Pleasant Valley Township with his wife Christine (40) and children John (18), Theodore (16), George (14), Josephine (13) Clara (11) Maggie (10) Rosa (7), Mary (3) and William (1). William and Christine have been married 19 years and have 9 of 9 children living. Here both immigration dates appear to be 1884. The three oldest boys list their occupation as farm laborer.4 
Census1920He appeared on the census of 1920 at Carroll County, Iowa; William (61) is enumerated on a farm in Pleasant Valley Township with his wife Christina (50) and children George (24), Josephine (22), Margaret (19), Mary (13), William (11) and Anna (9). William's immigration date is 1884 and Christina's is 1884. All of the children were born in Iowa. They own their farm with no mortgage.5 
Census1930He appeared on the census of 1930 at Carroll County, Iowa; William H. (71) is enumerated on a farm in Pleasant Valley Township with his children, Theodore (36), Clara (31) and Anna (19). Theodore is the head of the household and he and his sisters are single. The father, William, is a widower. They are renting the farm and have a radio. 
Death*27 October 1939He died on 27 October 1939, at Willey, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 81; This is the date from the memorial card. 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
William Koester
William Koester, Sr., 81, died at his home near Willey Friday morning [October 27, 1939] after being in ill health for six years. His death was attributed to complication of old age. The funeral will be at Willey, [Iowa], St. Mary Church at 9:00 a.m. Father Dries will officiate.

Mr. Koester was born in Hanover, Germany August 17, 1858. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Koester. In 1884, at the age of 26, he left his native land and came to America. After living in the Breda community for six years he moved to Newton Township where he started farming in 1890. He lived there for eleven years, then moved to Pleasant Valley Township in 1902.

In 1890, Mr. Koester married Christina Wuebben. She died July 8, 1926.

Surviving are eight children: John and George of Dedham, Iowa; Margaret, William, Pete (Theodore) and Clara of Willey; Mary (Sister Mary Fidelma F.S.P.A.), and Anna of Omaha, Nebraska. He is also survived by a sister and brother in Germany, Mrs. Elizabeth Stehren and Herman Koester. A sister, Anna Nieland, died in 1933.

Mr. Koester belonged to the Carroll County three-quarter century club.6
 
Burial*He was buried at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Anna Christina Wibben (November 16, 1869 - July 8, 1926)
Marriage*15 July 1890He married Anna Christina Wibben, daughter of Johann Hermann Wibben and Gesina Adelheid Teepen, on 15 July 1890, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Children 1.John Koester+ (August 19, 1891 - March 21, 1962)
 2.Theodore Koester (October 22, 1893 - September 10, 1956)
 3.George Henry Koester+ (June 10, 1896 - October 19, 1967)
 4.Josephine Koester (April 14, 1897 - February 20, 1932)
 5.Clara A. Koester (April 30, 1898 - August 7, 1967)
 6.Margaret A. Koester (April 7, 1900 - May 15, 1974)
 7.Rosina Koester (December 6, 1902 - January 28, 1937)
 8.Mary Koester (July 14, 1906 - November 26, 1984)
 9.William J. Koester (May 10, 1908 - May 22, 1995)
 10.Anna Koester (November 30, 1910 - October 29, 1944)

Citations

  1. [S81] St. Servatius Katholische Kirchenbüch, Berge,1856-1860 FHL # 1272925.
  2. [S37] 1900 Federal Population Census,.
  3. [S37] 1900 Federal Population Census, , Iowa, Carroll, Newton Township ED 46 page 9 (134A)T623-421.
  4. [S28] 1910 Federal Population Census, , Iowa Carroll, Pleasent Valley, Ed 53 sheet 3A T624-395.
  5. [S38] 1920 Federal Population Census, , Iowa, Carroll, Pleasent Valley Township ED59 sheet 3B T625-481.
  6. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, October 30, 1939.

Anna Christina Wibben

F, (November 16, 1869 - July 8, 1926)
FatherJohann Hermann Wibben (January 10, 1836 - May 20, 1925)
MotherGesina Adelheid Teepen (March 23, 1838 - June 5, 1916)
ChartsSelected Descendants of Hermann Gerhard Köster
Descendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Baptism*16 November 1869Anna Christina Wibben was baptized on 16 November 1869, at Bernte, Kreis Lingen, Hanover, Prussia.1 
She was the daughter of Johann Hermann Wibben and Gesina Adelheid Teepen
Immigration*circa 1881Anna Christina Wibben immigrated circa 1881, to United States. 
Marriage*15 July 1890She married Wilhelm Heinrich Köster, son of Hermann Bernard Köster and Margaretha Maria Adelheid Krümpelmann, on 15 July 1890, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Death*8 July 1926Anna Christina Wibben died on 8 July 1926, at Willey, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 56. 
Misc*She was Her death was announced in the Carroll Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Christina (Wibben) Koester
Mrs. William Koester passed away at St. Anthony Hospital Wednesday [July 8, 1926] following an operation for cancer. Her funeral was held at St. Joseph Church. Mrs. Koester was born at Wuebbin Germany on November 16, 1869.2
 
Burial*She was buried at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Wilhelm Heinrich Köster (August 17, 1858 - October 27, 1939)
Marriage*15 July 1890She married Wilhelm Heinrich Köster, son of Hermann Bernard Köster and Margaretha Maria Adelheid Krümpelmann, on 15 July 1890, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Children 1.John Koester+ (August 19, 1891 - March 21, 1962)
 2.Theodore Koester (October 22, 1893 - September 10, 1956)
 3.George Henry Koester+ (June 10, 1896 - October 19, 1967)
 4.Josephine Koester (April 14, 1897 - February 20, 1932)
 5.Clara A. Koester (April 30, 1898 - August 7, 1967)
 6.Margaret A. Koester (April 7, 1900 - May 15, 1974)
 7.Rosina Koester (December 6, 1902 - January 28, 1937)
 8.Mary Koester (July 14, 1906 - November 26, 1984)
 9.William J. Koester (May 10, 1908 - May 22, 1995)
 10.Anna Koester (November 30, 1910 - October 29, 1944)

Citations

  1. [S279] Geschichtswerkstatt Emsbüren, Emsbüren Local Heritage Book, on genealogy.net, Bistumsarchiv Osnabrück, Kirchenbücher Emsbüren.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, July 14, 1926.

John Koester

M, (August 19, 1891 - March 21, 1962)
John Koester (1891-1962) and his second wife, Clara Lohman , on their wedding day, October 2, 1952.
FatherWilhelm Heinrich Köster (August 17, 1858 - October 27, 1939)
MotherAnna Christina Wibben (November 16, 1869 - July 8, 1926)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*19 August 1891John Koester was born on 19 August 1891, at Willey, Carroll County, Iowa; FSPA Archives list birth date as 1892. 
He was the son of Wilhelm Heinrich Köster and Anna Christina Wibben
Marriage*circa 1914John Koester married Emma Stangl, daughter of Jacob Stangl and Johanna Beyerink, circa 1914.1 
WWI Draft Registry*circa 1917John Koester was registered for the draft circa 1917 at Carroll County, Iowa.2 
Census*1920He appeared on the census of 1920 at Carroll County, Iowa; John (28) is enumerated in the city of Dedham in Newton Township with his wife Emma (30) and children Othmar (5), Norbert (2) and Clarence (6/12). They have a 33 year old boarder named Henry Roather who was born in Illinois. Emma's father was born in Wisconsin and her mother in Holland. John lists his occupation as teamster. They are renting.3 
Census1930He appeared on the census of 1930 at Carroll County, Iowa; John (35) is enumerated in Templeton town, with his wife Emma (41) and children Othmar (15), Norbert (13), Clarence (11), Cyril (8) and Florence (6). All of the family members were born in Iowa. John and Emma were 22 and 25 respectively when they married, in about 1914. They are renting and John lists his occupation as a farmer on a truck farm.4 
Marriage*2 October 1952He married Clara Emma Lohman, daughter of Henry Lohmann and Katherine Mary Korwes, on 2 October 1952, at Cathedral of the Epiphany, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. 
Death*21 March 1962John Koester died on 21 March 1962, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 70.5 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
John Koester
JOHN KOESTER, 70, FUNERAL RITES HELD SATURDAY

John Koester, 70, Carroll, died about 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at St. Anthony Hospital, Carroll. He had been in failing health for the past year and seriously ill for two weeks.

The Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Solemn requiem high mass was read at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Carroll, His son, the Rev. O.W. Koester, Mt. Carmel, was celebrant of the mass. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Dedham.

Mr. Koester is survived by his wife Clara; five children, Fr. Koester, Mt. Carmel; Norbert Koester, Breda; Clarence Koester, Denison; Sr. Mary Remigia ( Florence), St. Bernard Convent, Breda; and Merle Koester, Dallas, Tex; seven grandchildren; two brothers, William Koester, Carroll, and George Koester, Willey; and three sisters; Clara Koester, Carroll, Margaret Koester, Mt. Carmel, and Sr. M. Fidelma, Stratford, Wis.6
 
Burial*He was buried at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Dedham, Carroll County, Iowa

Family 1

Emma Stangl (April 8, 1889 - August 6, 1947)
Marriage*circa 1914He married Emma Stangl, daughter of Jacob Stangl and Johanna Beyerink, circa 1914.1 
Children 1.Rev. Msgr. Othmar W. Koester (June 17, 1914 - September 14, 1995)
 2.Norbert J. Koester+ (May 15, 1917 - July 18, 1994)
 3.Clarence G. Koester+ (May 24, 1919 - December 4, 1991)
 4.Cyril A. Koester (January 6, 1921 - January 29, 1944)
 5.Florence Koester (April 25, 1923 - October 19, 2002)
 6.Merle John Koester (November 4, 1933 - September 21, 1974)

Family 2

Clara Emma Lohman (September 30, 1910 - April 14, 1990)
Marriage*2 October 1952John Koester married Clara Emma Lohman, daughter of Henry Lohmann and Katherine Mary Korwes, on 2 October 1952, at Cathedral of the Epiphany, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. 

Citations

  1. [S54] 1930 Federal Population Census,, Iowa, Carroll, Templeton ED 9, page 1A.
  2. [S120] WWI Draft Registration Cards, online <Ancestry.com>, 1642909.
  3. [S38] 1920 Federal Population Census, , Iowa, Carroll, Newton Township ED 58 page 10 B T625-481.
  4. [S54] 1930 Federal Population Census,, Iowa, Carroll, Templeton, ED 9, page 1 A.
  5. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 478-12-5544.
  6. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, March 24, 1962.

Theodore Koester

M, (October 22, 1893 - September 10, 1956)
Theodore Koester, 1893 - 1956. Photo from Ancestry.com
FatherWilhelm Heinrich Köster (August 17, 1858 - October 27, 1939)
MotherAnna Christina Wibben (November 16, 1869 - July 8, 1926)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Nickname Theodore Koester also went by the name of Ted. 
Birth*22 October 1893He was born on 22 October 1893, at Carroll County, Iowa. 
He was the son of Wilhelm Heinrich Köster and Anna Christina Wibben
WWI Draft Registry*5 June 1917Theodore Koester was registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 at Carroll County, Iowa.1
Census*1920He appeared on the census of 1920 at Carroll County, Iowa; Theodore (26) is enumerated in Newton Township, Dedham, with his sister Rose (17). He is farming. They rent their house.2 
Census1930He appeared on the census of 1930 at Carroll County, Iowa; Theodore (36) is enumerated on a farm in Pleasant Valley Township with his sisters, Clara (31) and Anna (19) and his father, William H. (71). Theodore and his sisters are single and father William is a widower. They are renting the farm and have a radio.3 
Death*10 September 1956He died on 10 September 1956, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 62. 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Theodore Koester
Solemn requiem high mass for Theodore Koester, 62, who died following an automobile accident near Willey, Monday morning, will be celebrated in SS. Peter and P a u l Church at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. O. W. Koester of Mt. Carmel, nephew of the deceased, as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

The rosary in the Twit Funeral Home at 8 p.m. Tuesday will be led by Fr. Koester.

Theodore Koester was the son of William and Christina Wibben Koester. He was born October 22, 1893, in Newton township, four and a half miles east of Dedham, later moving with his family to a farm three miles southeast of Willey. Since 1947, he had made his home with his sister, Clara Koester, in Carroll.

Mr. Koester attended St. Mary's School in Willey. At the time of his death, he was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Carroll, and the Rosary Sodality of St. Mary's Church, Willey.

He is survived by three brothers and three sisters - John and George, Dedham; William, Carroll: Sr. Mary Fidelma of Holy Trinity Convent, Luxemburg [Iowa]; Margaret Koester, Mt. Carmel; and Clara Koester, Carroll.

Preceding him in death were his parents and three sisters - Josephine, Sr. M. Silvana (Rose) and Anna.

Ted Koester Killed In Collision
Victim Was Carroll County’s 10th Traffic Fatality

One person was killed and three youths sustained slight injuries in a two-car collision two miles west of Willey at a county road intersection Monday morning.

Theodore (Ted) Koester, 62, of Carroll, died shortly after the accident at St. Anthony hospital of internal injuries, the Sheriff’s office reported.

The death brought Carroll county’s 1956 traffic toll to 10, which equaled the 1954 record and left the county two under the all-time high of 12 recorded a year ago. The fatal accident happened at about 8:10 a.m., Sheriff Al Thorp said.

Mr. Koester was alone in his car and was driving south. The other vehicle involved was driven by Vernon F. Tigges, 17, of R.1, Carroll and was westbound, the sheriff said.

Passengers in the Tigges car were Ronald J. Wurzer, 17 and Leon Bauer, 17, both of R.1, Carroll. The Wuraz youth sustained facial contusions and abrasions, the attending physician reported. The Bauer youth had no clinical injuries.4
 
Burial*12 September 1956He was buried on 12 September 1956, at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa

Citations

  1. [S120] WWI Draft Registration Cards, online <Ancestry.com>, 1642909.
  2. [S38] 1920 Federal Population Census, , Iowa, Carroll, Newton Township ED 58 page 10 B T625-481.
  3. [S54] 1930 Federal Population Census,, Iowa, Carroll, Pleasent Valley, ED 25, page 3A. T626-646.
  4. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, September 11, 1956.

George Henry Koester

M, (June 10, 1896 - October 19, 1967)
George H. Koester 1895 - 1967, on his wedding day, April 13, 1926.
FatherWilhelm Heinrich Köster (August 17, 1858 - October 27, 1939)
MotherAnna Christina Wibben (November 16, 1869 - July 8, 1926)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*10 June 1896George Henry Koester was born on 10 June 1896, at Dedham, Carroll County, Iowa. 
He was the son of Wilhelm Heinrich Köster and Anna Christina Wibben
Census1910George Henry Koester appeared on the census of 1910 at Carroll County, Iowa; George "Koster" (15) is enumerated working as a hired man on the Herman Wibben farm. Herman Wibben (73) and his wife Adelheid (71) and their son Barney Wibben (32) are also living the household. George was born in Iowa and all of the Wibben family members were born in Germany. George and Barney are single.1 
WWI Draft Registry*5 June 1917He was registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 at Carroll County, Iowa.2
Milit-Beg*1917He began military service in 1917 WWI. 
Marriage*13 April 1926He married Veronica Nagl, daughter of Joseph Nagl and Mary Hauer, on 13 April 1926, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. Msgr. M. A. Schemel officiated at the ceremony. 
Census*1930George Henry Koester appeared on the census of 1930 at Carroll County, Iowa; George (34) is enumerated on a farm in Newton Township with his wife Veronica (32) and children Louis W. (3 2/12) and Leonard T. (1 4/12). George and Veronica were 30 and 28 respectively when they married, about 1926. They are renting the farm.3 
Death*19 October 1967He died on 19 October 1967, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 71.4 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
George Koester
George Koester, 72, of Willey died at 3 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll, where he had been a patient for two days. He had been in failing health for several years.

Requiem mass will be read at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Church at Willey, with interment in the parish cemetery. Mr. Koester’s nephew, the Rev. O.W. Koester of Milford, will be celebrant. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by DeWitt-Loustenau Post No. 20, American Legion, of Dedham, of which Mr. Koester was a member.

Mr. Koester was born June 10, 1895, at Dedham, a son of William and Christina Koester. He received his education at St. Mary’s School, Willey, and lived at home until entering the Army in World War I, serving with the infantry in France. After the war he returned to work in the Willey community until his marriage to Veronica Nagl on April 13, 1926. The ceremony took place in St. Mary’s Church at Willey, with the late Rev. A.J. Schemmel officiating.

Following their marriage the couple made their home on a farm two miles north and one and one-half miles east of Dedham, remaining there until 1940. They moved then to another farm one mile north and one-fourth mile west of Willey, and in 1949, returned to their former farm northeast of Dedham. Mrs. Koester died Sept. 22, 1948; and in 1961 Mr. Koester retired from farming and moved into Willey with his two daughters, Teresa and Dolores Koester.

Surviving besides his two daughters are two sons, Louis Koester, Arcadia and Leonard Koester, Dedham; 11 grandchildren; two sister, Margaret Koester, Milford, and Sr. M. Fidelma (Mary) of Roselle; and a brother, William Koester, Carroll.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.5
 
Burial*He was buried at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Veronica Nagl (July 6, 1898 - September 22, 1948)
Marriage*13 April 1926He married Veronica Nagl, daughter of Joseph Nagl and Mary Hauer, on 13 April 1926, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. Msgr. M. A. Schemel officiated at the ceremony. 
Children 1.Louis William Koester+ (March 24, 1927 - November 26, 1994)
 2.Leonard George Koester+ (August 21, 1928 - June 4, 2001)
 3.Teresa Marie Koester (November 17, 1930 - April 28, 2006)
 4.Dolores Mae Koester (March 23, 1933 - April 23, 2014)

Citations

  1. [S28] 1910 Federal Population Census, , Iowa, Carroll County, Newton Twp, ED52, Roll, T624-395, sheet 10A.
  2. [S120] WWI Draft Registration Cards, online <Ancestry.com>, 1642909.
  3. [S54] 1930 Federal Population Census,, Iowa, Carroll, Newton Township, ED 23, page 5A.
  4. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 478-46-6841.
  5. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, October 20, 1967.

Josephine Koester

F, (April 14, 1897 - February 20, 1932)
FatherWilhelm Heinrich Köster (August 17, 1858 - October 27, 1939)
MotherAnna Christina Wibben (November 16, 1869 - July 8, 1926)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*14 April 1897Josephine Koester was born on 14 April 1897, at Willey, Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of Wilhelm Heinrich Köster and Anna Christina Wibben
Death*20 February 1932Josephine Koester died on 20 February 1932, at Carroll County, Iowa, at age 34. 
Misc*She was remembered in an article in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Funeral Rites For Josephine Koester Will Be Tomorrow
Funeral rites for Miss Josephine Koester of Willey will be held tomorrow, morning at 8:30 o'clock in St Mary's church at Willey.

Requiem mass will be, read by the Rev. Father H. J. Dries. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Josephine Koester was born at Coon Rapids April 14, 1897, and moved with the family to the farm south east of Willey in 1903. She was the daughter of William Koester.

Besides her father, Miss Koester is survived by five sisters and four brothers: the Misses Clara, Margaret and Anne at home, Sister M. Silvana of the Sacred Heart school at Durant and Sister M. Fidelma of St. Mary's school at Odanah, Wis.

The brothers are John Koester of Templeton, Ted Koester and William Koester of Willey and George Koester of Dedham.1
 
MiscShe was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Josephine Koester
Miss Josephine Koester died at her home Saturday, February 20.

Burial was made in St. Mary's Catholic cemetery.

She was born in Newton township on April 14, 1897. She was ailing in health the last years of her life.

Mrs. William Koester, her mother, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her father, William Koester, four brothers, John of Templeton, George of Dedham, Theodore and William at home, and five sisters, Sister M. Silvana (Rose) of Durand, Wisconsin, Sister M. Fidelma (Mary) of Odanch, Wisconsin, Clara, Margaret and Anna at home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday Feb. 23. Relatives attending .the funeral from neighboring parishes were: Ben Wibben of Carroll, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nieland, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Nieland and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Nieland, all of Breda, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Simons of Carroll, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wittry of Lidderdale and Bill Nieland and family of Carroll.2
 
Burial*She was buried at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa

Citations

  1. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, February 22, 1932.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, February 25, 1932.

Clara A. Koester

F, (April 30, 1898 - August 7, 1967)
FatherWilhelm Heinrich Köster (August 17, 1858 - October 27, 1939)
MotherAnna Christina Wibben (November 16, 1869 - July 8, 1926)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*30 April 1898Clara A. Koester was born on 30 April 1898, at Willey, Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of Wilhelm Heinrich Köster and Anna Christina Wibben
Death*7 August 1967Clara A. Koester died on 7 August 1967, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 69.1 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, on August 8m 1967.
Clara A. Koester
Requiem mass for Clara A. Koester, 69, of 213 North East Street, Carroll, will be read at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in SS. Peter and Paul Church, with interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Miss Koester died about 2:30 a.m., Aug. 7, at St. Anthony Hospital, after being in failing health for five weeks.

Friends may call at the Twit Funeral Home in Carroll after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Legion of Mary will recite the rosary at 3 p.m. Tuesday; and there also will be rosaries Tuesday night at 8 and 9. On Wednesday, nuns of the area will recite the rosary at 3 p.m; the Holy Spirit Women’s Guild, at 8 p.m. Another rosary is scheduled for 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Miss Koester was born Apr 30, 1898, at Willey, a daughter of William and Christina Wibben Koester. She attended school at Willey and lived there until moving to Carroll and making her home with a brother, Theodore, until his death in 1956. She had lived at the present home since 1947. She was a member of Holy Spirit parish, the Women’s guild and the Legion of Mary.

Surviving are two brothers, George Koester, Willey, and William Koester, Carroll; and two sisters, Margaret Koester, Milford, and Sr. Fidelma (Mary) of Holy Angels convent, Roselle.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters, John, Theodore, Josephine, Sr. Silvana (Rosina) and Anna.2
 
Burial*9 August 1967She was buried on 9 August 1967, at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa

Citations

  1. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 483-54-1466.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, August 8, 1967.

Margaret A. Koester

F, (April 7, 1900 - May 15, 1974)
Funeral Card
FatherWilhelm Heinrich Köster (August 17, 1858 - October 27, 1939)
MotherAnna Christina Wibben (November 16, 1869 - July 8, 1926)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Nickname Margaret A. Koester also went by the name of Maggie. 
Birth*7 April 1900She was born on 7 April 1900, at Willey, Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of Wilhelm Heinrich Köster and Anna Christina Wibben
Occupation*Margaret A. Koester was housekeeper for her brother, Father O.W. Koester. 
Death*15 May 1974She died on 15 May 1974, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 74.1 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Margaret Koester
Margaret Koester, 74, of Carroll died at 4:10 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Carroll Health Center.

Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Holy Spirit Church of which she was a member.

Miss Koester, a daughter of William and Christina Wibben Koester, was born at Willey April 7, 1900. Until about three years ago she was housekeeper for the Rev. Msgr. O.W. Koester at Ogden, Sioux Rapids, Mt. Carmel and Milford.

Surviving are a brother, William of Carroll, a sister, Sr. Mary Koester of LaCrosse, Wis; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Ted, and George; and four sisters, Josephine, Clara. Sr. Silvana and Anna.2
 

Citations

  1. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 507-32-3085.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, May 17, 1974.

Rosina Koester

F, (December 6, 1902 - January 28, 1937)
Rosina Koester, also known as Sister Mary Silvana Koester, FSPA, 1902 - 1937, Xeron copy of photo in the FSPA archives.
FatherWilhelm Heinrich Köster (August 17, 1858 - October 27, 1939)
MotherAnna Christina Wibben (November 16, 1869 - July 8, 1926)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation Rosina Koester was also known as Sister Mary Silvana Koester FSPA. 
Birth*6 December 1902She was born on 6 December 1902, at Willey, Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of Wilhelm Heinrich Köster and Anna Christina Wibben
Misc*29 August 1925Rosina Koester was accepted into the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. on 29 August 1925 at La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin.1 
Misc17 June 1935She was making her final profession of vows as a sister. on 17 June 1935 at La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin.1 
Death*28 January 1937She died on 28 January 1937, at Ashland, Ashland County, Wisconsin, at age 34.1 
MiscShe was remembered in an article in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Sister Mary Silvana Dies In Wisconsin
Former Resident Of Willey Succumbs Of Throat Infection

Willey (Special) - Sister Mary Silvana of Ashland, Wis., 34 daughter of William Koester of Willey, died Thursday afternoon after a short illness of a throat infection. Burial was at Ashland.

Sister Mary Silvana was born Rose Koester at Willey on Dec. 6, 1902. She attended St. Mary's school at Willey and in August, 1925, entered St. Rose Convent at LaCrosse, Wis., to become a Sister of the Franciscan Order. She took her final vows last August and since that time had been stationed at Holy Family Convent, Ashland.

Survivors include her father, William Koester, residing on a farm near Willey; four brothers, John Koester, Dedham; George Koester, Willey and Theodore and William Koester, at home; and four sisters, Sister Fidelma (Mary), of St. Rose Convent, LaCrosse, Wis., and Misses Clara, Margaret and Anna, at home. Her mother died July 8, 1926, and a sister, Josephine, passed away Feb. 20, 1932.

Sister Silvana was a niece of Sister M. Silvina, B. J. Wibben and Mrs. Theodore Simons of Carroll.2
 

Citations

  1. [S64] Sister Mary Ann, FSPA Gschwind, Pat Metzger.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, January 30, 1937.

Mary Koester

F, (July 14, 1906 - November 26, 1984)
Sister Mary Fidelma (Mary) Koester, 1906 - 1984. Photo from Ancestry.com
FatherWilhelm Heinrich Köster (August 17, 1858 - October 27, 1939)
MotherAnna Christina Wibben (November 16, 1869 - July 8, 1926)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Birth*14 July 1906Mary Koester was born on 14 July 1906, at Willey, Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of Wilhelm Heinrich Köster and Anna Christina Wibben
Misc*28 June 1927Mary Koester was accepted into the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. on 28 June 1927 at La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin.1 
Occupation*She was a homemaker for 46 years in convents located in Iowa and Wisconsin. 
Name Variation Mary Koester was also known as Sister Mary Fidelma Koester FSPA. 
Death*26 November 1984She died on 26 November 1984, at La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, at age 78. 
Burial*28 November 1984She was buried on 28 November 1984, at Catholic Cemetery of La Cross, La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin
MiscShe was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Sister Mary Fidelma Koester FSPA
LACROSSE, Wis.- Sister Mary (Fidelma) Koester, F.S.P.A., 78, a native of Willey, Iowa, died Monday, November 26, at Villa St. Joseph in LaCrosse in the 54th year of her religious profession.

Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated at 9 a.m., at Mary of the Angels Chapel in St. Rose Convent. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery in LaCrosse.

Sister Fidelma is survived by two brothers, George Koester and William Koester, Carroll; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: John, George and Theodore and five sisters: Clara, Josephine, Margaret, Anna, Rose, the latter Sister Silvana.

Sister Fidelma was born July 14, 1906, at Willey, a daughter of William and Christina Wibben Koester. She attended St. Mary School in Willey and entered St. Rose Convent in 1929. She served as a homemaker in various convents in Wisconsin and Iowa, including Carroll. She retired to Villa St. Joseph in 1976.
.2 

Citations

  1. [S64] Sister Mary Ann, FSPA Gschwind, Pat Metzger.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, November 29, 1984.