Maria Anna Overmohle

F, (August 6, 1869 - January 9, 1955)
FatherHenrich Gerhard Overmöhle (September 20, 1831 - November 5, 1902)
MotherMaria Adelaid Loxterkamp (March 27, 1830 - November 4, 1892)
Name Variation Maria Anna Overmohle was also known as Sister M. Notburga Overmohle a Franciscan Sister in the Dubuque convent. 
Birth*6 August 1869She was born on 6 August 1869, at Holsten, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover. 
She was the daughter of Henrich Gerhard Overmöhle and Maria Adelaid Loxterkamp
Death*9 January 1955Maria Anna Overmohle died on 9 January 1955, at Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, at age 85.1 

Citations

  1. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, January 14, 1955.

Margaretha Catharina Wilhelmina Overmohle

F, (November 23, 1871 - July 23, 1964)
Bernard Anton Halbur and Margaretha Caharina Wilhelmina Overmohle. Photo from the Halbur Centennial book.
FatherHenrich Gerhard Overmöhle (September 20, 1831 - November 5, 1902)
MotherMaria Adelaid Loxterkamp (March 27, 1830 - November 4, 1892)
Nickname Margaretha Catharina Wilhelmina Overmohle also went by the name of Minnie. 
Birth*23 November 1871She was born on 23 November 1871, at Holsten, Kreis Bersenbrück, Hanover. 
She was the daughter of Henrich Gerhard Overmöhle and Maria Adelaid Loxterkamp
Baptism26 November 1871Margaretha Catharina Wilhelmina Overmohle was baptized on 26 November 1871, at Ankum, Bersenbrück, Hanover. 
Marriage*13 January 1891She married Bernard Anton Halbur on 13 January 1891, at Roselle, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Misc*1895Margaretha Catharina Wilhelmina Overmohle was Margaretha Catharina Wilhelmina Overmohle (known as Minnie) was born in Bauernschaft Hosten near Ankum, Germany, at 12 noon, on November 23, 1871. She was baptized on November 26, at St. Nicholas Church in Ankum. Her parents were H. Gerhard Overmohle and Maria Adelheid Loxterkamp. She had three siblings: Elizabeth (Mrs. Henry Buelt), Sister Notburga (baptismal name unknown) and Gerhard. (There may have been others, but if there were, they probably did as children. I did not have time to research the Ankum church records for other siblings.)

In 1884, Minnie emigrated to the US with her parents and her three siblings. According to Kate Halbur Sibbel, her daughter, the trip took two weeks. Kate recalls her mother telling her that when they landed in New York, they saw pies, and said they would like some of those "pancakes"! (I suspect that pie is not common in Germany. I do not recall seeing any while I was there.)

A number of other Ankum families settled in Carroll County with the Overmohle family. It may well be that a Carroll County land agent worked the Ankum area. At least one other Ankum family preceded the Overmohle's: the Havermanns. They had already arrived in 1881. The two families lived very close together in Roselle Township. (One of the Havermann's married G. Henry Halbur, brother of B. Anton, who married Minnie Overmohle. Furthermore, Mrs. Haverman's maiden name was Katherina Loxterkamp.)

On January 13, 1891, Minnie married B. Anton Halbur at Holy Angels Church in Rosele. Witnesses at the wedding were John Halbur (Anton's brother) and WIlhelmina Havermann (probably a cousin of Minnie). Minnie and Anton lived southeast of Halbur on what is now th Behrens farm.

Minnie and Anton had ten children. The first six were born at Halbur; the last four were born after the family was in Butte, Nebraska.

In March, 1906, the young family moved to Butte, Nebraska. The Keha Paha River was literaly in their backyard, and they were very close to the Niobrara. I recall my father (Minnie's son) often speaking of these rivers. He told me how they had to gather big chunks of ice from the river in late winter, to be used in their undergrounc "ice box" in summer.

Shortly before 1916, the family moved southwest of town, to the Frank Reiser place. Kate Halbur Sibbel recalls that the family was stil living there in 1919, when she married. They lived there six years.

On April 27, 1916 Minnie's husband Anton, died unexxpectedly. Minnie was pregnant at the time with their youngest son, William Antony (Tony). The latter was born on August 21. The older sons, Henry and Joe, then had to do most of the farmwork.

After the last of the children moved out, Minnie moved into town, where she lived by herself. However, somewhere in that period, she lived with her sister, Elizabeth (Mrs. Henry Buelt), in Raeville, Nebraska, for at least ten years. Elizabeth's husband had died in 1924, and some time later, the relatives felt it was not good for her to live alone, so they asked Minnie to move in (source for most of this information: Kate Halbur Sibbel)

When I was four years old, in 1939, Mother and Dad took me along on a visit to Nebraska. I recall going to visit "Aunt Buelt" in Raeville. The kitchen table was round, and there was a red checked tablecloth. It seems to me that Grandma (Minnie) still lived by herself on the farm then; that we picked her up and took her along to visit her sister.

On February 21, 1955, at age 83, Minnie moved in with her daughter, Kate Halbur Sibbel. She lived there until her death, except for the time she was hospitalized for a broken hip, which occurred November 18, 1963. Before that, Minnie had never been in the hospital "except for an overnight stay for observation, long before she came to live with us".

Minnie died on July 23, 1964. She is buried in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Butte.

Kate Halbur Sibbel recalls: "She loved to piece quilts. Did it all by hand and also quilting. (She loved to) pray and go to church. Read our local paper from end to end. Never missed anything in it. Mind was clear and her vision was fairly good. She never talked too much about Germany that I can remember. Very active and wanted to help with everything." Kate added that her mother spoke both high and low German, but more frequently, low German. (I myself recall that Dad could speak low German, although he did not do so often. He probably learned it from Minnie and Anton, as the areas from which both of them came speak low German.) Of course, Minnie could also speak English.

Sister Marie Sibbel, her granddaughter, has the following recollections about Minnie: "I remember Grandma always wrote in German, using the German script. One day sometime between the ages of 72-92 she asked Mom about teaching her to write English. Using German script, she wrote to us in English. Grandma's apple kuchen was out of this world. It was made out of bread dough, apples, butter and cinnamon. When Grandma was in the hospital and coudn't get out of bed, her desire to go to Mass was so great that she asked the nurses to shove her bed and all into chapel. In fact she broke her hip at the church door either going to Mass or coming home from Mass. Another incident in the hospital when they were getting her up in the chair: she and her room mate were across from each other at a table eating lunch. Her roommate kept taking her food. Instead of getting angry, Grandma just quietly placed her toast in her lap. Grandma always was very hard working and thrifty. I can remember picking up corn cobs from the pig pen for fuel. She always had a coffee pot on the back of the stove but we as youngsters never got or drank coffee."

Sister Margaret Sibbel says the following about her grandmother: "I remember Grandma Halbur out on the farm. We so looked forward to visiting her, truly enjoying her delicious cookies and jelly bread. Her smile was beautiful. She had definite rules about our behavior in the house, but her kindness superceded our reluctance to all her expectations. I thought of her as good, holy and old. I was also impressed as a young girl at the amount of time she spent in prayer. So often when we stopped in for a short visit in her home (she moved once) in Butte, she was praying with her prayer book or rosary. I often asked her to pray for my intentions, because I thought God must really answer the prayers of those who pray so much. When we came home for our visits from the Convent, Grandma loved to sit and listen to our stories about what we were doing. What seemed most significant was her patience, her understanding, and her prayerfulness."

Grandma must have been an exceptional woman!

(Source: The Genealogy of the Family of George Henry Halbur and Sidonia Ertz by Sister Constance Halbur February, 1982) in 1895. 
Death*23 July 1964She died on 23 July 1964, at Butte, Boyd County, Nebraska, at age 92. 

Family

Bernard Anton Halbur (October 28, 1868 - April 27, 1916)
Marriage*13 January 1891She married Bernard Anton Halbur on 13 January 1891, at Roselle, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Children 1.Mary Halbur (November 15, 1892 - February 16, 1988)
 2.George Henry Halbur (May 14, 1895 - August 21, 1965)
 3.Gerhard Joseph Halbur (February 27, 1897 - September 23, 1937)
 4.Catherine Margaret Halbur (October 28, 1899 - December 1, 1989)
 5.John Halbur (May 21, 1902 - April 28, 1905)
 6.Theodore F. Halbur (August 11, 1904 - August, 1995)
 7.Elizabeth Halbur (March 12, 1909 - May 4, 1992)
 8.William Anton Halbur (August 21, 1916 - January 15, 1995)

Bernard Anton Halbur

M, (October 28, 1868 - April 27, 1916)
Birth*28 October 1868Bernard Anton Halbur was born on 28 October 1868, at New Vienna, Dubuque County, Iowa; date may be 1869. 
Marriage*13 January 1891He married Margaretha Catharina Wilhelmina Overmohle, daughter of Henrich Gerhard Overmöhle and Maria Adelaid Loxterkamp, on 13 January 1891, at Roselle, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Misc*1895Bernard Anton Halbur was There is no baptismal record for him at St. Boniface in New Vienna but since his parents were married by the Justice of the Peace, it is possible that the children were not baptized until the family moved to Carroll County.

When Anton was 4, the family moved to what is now Halbur, Iowa. At the time they moved, an Indian tribe was still living on a hill just north of what is now Halbur. (One cannot help but wonder if the Halbur children ever played with the Indian children.)

I have never heard any stories of Anton's childhood or teen years, so we must go on to the next known fact. On January 13, 1891, Anton married Wilhelmina Overmohle at Holy Angels Church in Roselle, Iowa. (Halbur, Iowa did not yet have a church at that time.) The young couple lived a few miles southeast of Halbur, on what is now the Behren's place. Anton and Minnie had 10 children. in 1901, a parish was established at Halbur, Iowa. At first, Mass was said in the public school building, but within a few months, a church was built. Contributors to the collection ($281.40) on the occasion of th first Mass included Anton Halbur, his brother Henry and August Sibbel.

In March 1906, the family moved to Butte, Nebraska. His brother, Henry, helped load the family and their cattle on a freight train. The trip was long and hard. Kate Halbur Sibbel remembers how they had to feed and care for the cattle on the way. Their new home was along the Keya River, near Butte, Nebraska.

Sometime after Anton's marriage, but before the move to Nebraska, Anton developed a drinking problem which plaqued him until the end of his life. He made many foolish business deals when he was drunk, thus losing money and property quickley. Although Anton tended to be harsh when he was drunk, he was gentle otherwise. Joe Overmohle (nephew of Minnie), of Carroll, Iowa told me that Anton was very good to Minnie until his brother Henry and his brother-in-law, Gerhard Overmohle, reluctantly tried to get a court order or something similar, which would forbid anyone to sell Anton alcholic drinks. Anton was angry, and blamed Minnie for it.

Joe Reisberg of Halbur, Iowa recalls that Anton was a hard worker, was helpful to neighbors in need and was very 'sharp' and capable when he wasn't drunk. He also noted that he was gentle, a word used about Anton by a number of other persons as well. Joe Reisberg recounted quite a few stories about or descriptions of Anton. He knew the family well, as they lived right across the road from each other. Joe, a child at the time, played and worked oftn with the Halbur children. He (and others) mentioned that Anton was good at black smithing. Joe had a foot scraper on his porch that Anton had made. There was one just like it at Henry's (Anton's brother) farm.

According to Joe Reisberg, Anton kept about a dozen milk cows, but no steers. He stated that for awhile, Anton ran a butcher shop in Halbur, Iowa. He killed and processed the animals himself. This was during the time he and his family lived on the Behrens place.

Anton was known to have an exceptional talent for 'breaking' horses, and in general for being very good with horses. His horses, in turn, were faithful to him. Joe Reisberg remembers that Anton had an unusually dependable horse named Dick. Anton rode Dick to and from Halbur and other places. On occasions when Anton became intoxicated while in Halbur, Dick would see to it that he got his master home safetly. Anton would sometimes slide off of the horse, but Dick would stop and wait until he managed to grab onto the horse's leg, then onto the stirrup, and finally pull himself up onto the saddle and hang on. When he was reasonably secure, Dick would start again.

According to Joe, Reisberg, Anton built an extension onto the house (present Behrens place). The house is still standing. It has been enlarged and kept up very well by the Behrens family. The original barns are all gone, however.

I have been told that during most of Anton's las years, he was not a regular church goer. However, shortly before his death, on the occasion of a mission, he did go to Mass and received Holy Communion. But I am not certain as to wheather or not he continued to receive the sacraments.

Early on the moring of April 27, 1916, Anton got up, but soon returned to bed, which was very unusual for him. He told Minnie that he was not feeling well. He died in bed, very shortly after. He is buried in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Butte, Nebraska.

(Source: The Genealogy ot the Family of George Henry Halbur and Sidonia Ertz by Sister Constance Halbur February, 1982) in 1895. 
Death*27 April 1916He died on 27 April 1916, at Butte, Boyd County, Nebraska, at age 47. 

Family

Margaretha Catharina Wilhelmina Overmohle (November 23, 1871 - July 23, 1964)
Children 1.Mary Halbur (November 15, 1892 - February 16, 1988)
 2.George Henry Halbur (May 14, 1895 - August 21, 1965)
 3.Gerhard Joseph Halbur (February 27, 1897 - September 23, 1937)
 4.Catherine Margaret Halbur (October 28, 1899 - December 1, 1989)
 5.John Halbur (May 21, 1902 - April 28, 1905)
 6.Theodore F. Halbur (August 11, 1904 - August, 1995)
 7.Elizabeth Halbur (March 12, 1909 - May 4, 1992)
 8.William Anton Halbur (August 21, 1916 - January 15, 1995)

Anna Maria Buelt

F, (June 2, 1891 - April 30, 1975)
FatherHenry Buelt (August 12, 1859 - February 24, 1924)
MotherMaria Elisabeth Overmohle (July 26, 1862 - January, 1951)
Birth*2 June 1891Anna Maria Buelt was born on 2 June 1891, at Elgin, Antelope County, Nebraska; 1900 census lists birth date as June 1890. 
She was the daughter of Henry Buelt and Maria Elisabeth Overmohle
Marriage*17 June 1913Anna Maria Buelt married Peter Jacob Baum on 17 June 1913, at Raeville, Boone County, Nebraska. 
Death*30 April 1975Anna Maria Buelt died on 30 April 1975, at Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska, at age 83. 

Family

Peter Jacob Baum (November 4, 1885 - February 10, 1946)

Peter Jacob Baum

M, (November 4, 1885 - February 10, 1946)
Birth*4 November 1885Peter Jacob Baum was born on 4 November 1885, at Maryhill, Cherokee County, Iowa. 
Marriage*17 June 1913He married Anna Maria Buelt, daughter of Henry Buelt and Maria Elisabeth Overmohle, on 17 June 1913, at Raeville, Boone County, Nebraska. 
Death*10 February 1946Peter Jacob Baum died on 10 February 1946, at Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska, at age 60. 

Family

Anna Maria Buelt (June 2, 1891 - April 30, 1975)

Rt. Rev. Msgr. Theodore Henry Buelt

M, (April 27, 1895 - December 28, 1979)
Rt. Rev. Msgr. Theodore H. Buelt, 1895 - 1979. Photo from the St. Bonaventure Church History web site, Resville, Boone County, Nebraska.
FatherHenry Buelt (August 12, 1859 - February 24, 1924)
MotherMaria Elisabeth Overmohle (July 26, 1862 - January, 1951)
Birth*27 April 1895Rt. Rev. Msgr. Theodore Henry Buelt was born on 27 April 1895, at Elgin, Antelope County, Nebraska; 1900 census lists birth date as May 1895. 
He was the son of Henry Buelt and Maria Elisabeth Overmohle
Misc*1940Rt. Rev. Msgr. Theodore Henry Buelt was From Who's Who in Antelope County by Mrs. R. J. Hering
BUELT, THEODORE HENRY:
Clergyman; b Elgin, Neb Apr 27, 1895; s of Henry Buelt-Elizabeth Overomle; ed St Joseph Hall, Dubuque Ia; Columbia Coll, Dubuque Ia; St Paul Minn Seminary; 1919-20 asst pastor St Mary's Ch, Omaha; 1920 chaplain St Joseph's Hosp, Omaha; 1921 asst to Father Renner of Elgin; Feb 1, 1925- pastor Elgin parish; helped rebuild parish sch; KC; St Boniface Ch; hobby, travel, writing; res Elgin. in 1940 at Antelope County, Nebraska. 
Death*28 December 1979He died on 28 December 1979, at Norfolk, Madison County, Nebraska, at age 84.1 
Burial*He was buried at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, Elgin, Antelope County, Nebraska

Citations

  1. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 505-50-6521.

Henry G. Buelt

M, (November 7, 1899 - September 16, 1983)
FatherHenry Buelt (August 12, 1859 - February 24, 1924)
MotherMaria Elisabeth Overmohle (July 26, 1862 - January, 1951)
Birth*7 November 1899Henry G. Buelt was born on 7 November 1899, at Nebraska. 
He was the son of Henry Buelt and Maria Elisabeth Overmohle
Marriage*23 January 1928Henry G. Buelt married Eulalia Rotert on 23 January 1928, at Nebraska. 
Death*16 September 1983Henry G. Buelt died on 16 September 1983, at Elgin, Antelope County, Nebraska, at age 83. 

Family

Eulalia Rotert (July 14, 1905 - January 2, 1986)
Children 1.Eugene Buelt
 2.Clementine Buelt
 3.Laverna Buelt
 4.Donald Buelt
 5.Madonna Buelt
 6.Elaine Buelt

Gerhard Buelt

M, (February 18, 1889 - April 9, 1975)
FatherHenry Buelt (August 12, 1859 - February 24, 1924)
MotherMaria Elisabeth Overmohle (July 26, 1862 - January, 1951)
Name Variation Gerhard Buelt was also known as Everet J. Was this how the census taker understood Gerhard? 
Birth*18 February 1889He was born on 18 February 1889, at Elgin, Antelope County, Nebraska; some sources list birth date as 1890. 
He was the son of Henry Buelt and Maria Elisabeth Overmohle
Marriage*circa 1915Gerhard Buelt married Anna Ackman circa 1915. 
Death*9 April 1975Gerhard Buelt died on 9 April 1975, at Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon, at age 86. 

Family

Anna Ackman (April 4, 1890 - September 8, 1984)
Children 1.Norbert Henry Buelt+ (December 17, 1917 - August 4, 1989)
 2.Lavern Buelt abt 1928
 3.Delores Buelt

John H. Buelt

M, (December 8, 1888 - July, 1971)
FatherHenry Buelt (August 12, 1859 - February 24, 1924)
MotherMaria Elisabeth Overmohle (July 26, 1862 - January, 1951)
Birth*8 December 1888John H. Buelt was born on 8 December 1888, at Nebraska. 
He was the son of Henry Buelt and Maria Elisabeth Overmohle
Death*July 1971John H. Buelt died in July 1971, at Elgin, Antelope County, Nebraska, at age 82. 

Mary K. Buelt

F, (May, 1893 - 1973)
FatherHenry Buelt (August 12, 1859 - February 24, 1924)
MotherMaria Elisabeth Overmohle (July 26, 1862 - January, 1951)
Marriage*Mary K. Buelt married Herman Starman
Birth*May 1893Mary K. Buelt was born in May 1893, at Nebraska. 
She was the daughter of Henry Buelt and Maria Elisabeth Overmohle
Death*1973Mary K. Buelt died in 1973. 

Family

Herman Starman (circa 1889 - )

Joseph N. Buelt

M, (March 17, 1897 - August, 1974)
FatherHenry Buelt (August 12, 1859 - February 24, 1924)
MotherMaria Elisabeth Overmohle (July 26, 1862 - January, 1951)
Marriage*Joseph N. Buelt married Mary M. (Mrs. Joseph) Buelt
Birth*17 March 1897Joseph N. Buelt was born on 17 March 1897, at Nebraska. 
He was the son of Henry Buelt and Maria Elisabeth Overmohle
Death*August 1974Joseph N. Buelt died in August 1974, at Elgin, Antelope County, Nebraska, at age 77. 
Burial*He was buried at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, Elgin, Antelope County, Nebraska

Family

Mary M. (Mrs. Joseph) Buelt (September 20, 1901 - November 27, 1997)

Elizabeth Ann Buelt

F, (September 18, 1902 - February 19, 1927)
FatherHenry Buelt (August 12, 1859 - February 24, 1924)
MotherMaria Elisabeth Overmohle (July 26, 1862 - January, 1951)
Birth*18 September 1902Elizabeth Ann Buelt was born on 18 September 1902, at Nebraska. 
She was the daughter of Henry Buelt and Maria Elisabeth Overmohle
Death*19 February 1927Elizabeth Ann Buelt died on 19 February 1927, at Raeville, Boone County, Nebraska, at age 24. 

Kathryn Buelt

F, (circa 1904 - )
FatherHenry Buelt (August 12, 1859 - February 24, 1924)
MotherMaria Elisabeth Overmohle (July 26, 1862 - January, 1951)
Nickname Kathryn Buelt also went by the name of Katy. 
Birth*circa 1904She was born circa 1904, at Nebraska. 
She was the daughter of Henry Buelt and Maria Elisabeth Overmohle

Michelle Elaine Koster

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FatherPaul Girard Koster
MotherCarole Elaine Jones
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
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Elizabeth Lee Price

F

Kendra Marie Metzger

F
FatherBurt Russell Metzger
MotherCindy Kay Miller
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Sophia Rose Metzger

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FatherHogan Lee Metzger
MotherElizabeth Joan Bailiff
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