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St. Francis Assisi Catholic Cemetery

Humphrey, Platte County, Nebraska

This list contains several of my relatives buried at St. Francis Assisi Cemetery. A few of these photos were taken by my cousin (once removed) Jerry Thomas in 1997. Bruce and I visited St. Francis Cemetery over the 4th of July, 2000, weekend.


Anna Rosa Braun Anna Rosa Braun
Anna Rosa BRAUN, Born 2 June 1894, Died 29 Aug 1894

Anna Rosa was a daughter of Joseph and Eva Josephine SCHEIDEMANTEL BRAUN. Joseph was my Great Granduncle, a brother of my Great Grandmother Anna Mary BRAUN ZACH.

 
Joseph and Eva Braun
Father
Joseph
April 1, 1850
September 7, 1929
Mother
Eva J.
June 1853
1936
Joseph BRAUN was a brother of my great grandmother Anna Mary BRAUN ZACH. He was a son of Johannas Peter and Anna Mary SCHRODER BRAUN. Eva Josephine SCHEIDEMANTEL BRAUN was a daughter of Henry and Cunnigunda MEYER SCHEIDEMANTEL.
 
Joseph and Mary Braun
Joseph F.
Oct 6, 1895
Oct 23, 1976
Mary A.
Aug 14, 1896
Oct 13, 1972
Joseph BRAUN was a son of Joseph and Eva Josephine SCHEIDEMANTEL BRAUN. Mary was a daughter of Joseph and Agnes GROEMLING ZUERLIN.  Joseph was my first cousin twice removed.
 
Lucille Braun Lucille M. BRAUN
May 23, 1910
Mar 6, 1927
Lucille BRAUN was a daughter of William Peter and Barbara GERMAN BRAUN. She died of a ruptured appendix. Lucille was my second cousin once removed.
 
Cyril Lachnit Sedona Lachnit
Cyril J. LACHNIT
Nov 8, 1909
Apr 22, 1993
Husband of Sedona
Sedona A. LACHNIT
Aug 20, 1911
Oct 12, 1980
Cyril was a son of Joseph and Mary HOLLATZ LACHNIT, listed below.
 
Joseph and Mary Lachnit Joseph LACHNIT
Feb 17, 1862 - June 20, 1912
Mary LACHNIT
Aug 12, 1866 - Jan 16, 1939
My Great Grandaunt, Catherine GALUS, married Franz / Frank LACHNIT. I orginally noted here that Franz and Joseph were brother's based on undocumented references that I found early in my research.  However, after doing my own research, I believe that Franz and Joseph were not related.

 Joseph was a son of Franz and Amelia BRAUNER LACHNIT. Mary was the daughter of John and Antonia POLLAHOFSKI HOLLATZ. Joseph and Mary were married 3 Nov 1891 in Humphrey, Platte County, Nebraska. They were the parents of Cyril LACHNIT listed above.

See my page LACHNIT Family Puzzle for information I have gathered about the Nebraska LACHNITs.

Anna M. Pfeifer Anna M. PFEIFER
Geb 20 Feb 1823
Gest 27 Feb 1900
Anna M. (nee ABLIEDINGER) PFEIFER was the mother of Maria PFEIFER PFEIFER (wife of Johann PFEIFER) listed below. Anna's husband Michael died in Austria. She came to America with her three daughters, Mary (married John PFEIFER), Anna (married Leonard WITHALM) and Agnes (married Henry WILDE).  I have not connected this PFEIFER family to my PFEIFER Family.
 
Johann and Maria Pfeifer Johann PFEIFER
Geb 20 Nov 1843
Gest 27 Feb 1912
Maria PFEIFER
Geb 21 Nov 1850
Gest 5 Feb 1937
Johann PFEIFER was my second cousin three removed. He was a son of George and Franciska/Frances WIESER PFEIFER. Maria (nee PFEIFER) was a daughter of Michael and Anna ABLIEDINGER PFEIFER.

More about my PFEIFER Family
 
Richard and Ottilia Pfeifer
Richard Leo PFEIFER
March 6, 1893
January 22, 1985
Ottilia PFEIFER
(nee GLASER) 1894
June 18, 1938
Richard Leo PFEIFER was a son of Johann and Mary PFEIFER PFEIFER, listed above. Ottilia was a daughter of Frank S. and Josephine BERNT GLASER. The St. Francis (Humphrey) Centennial book gives Ottilia's birth date as January 11, 1892. Richard and Ottilia were married March 6, 1916 at Ponca City, Oklahoma.  Richard was my thrid cousin twice removed.
 
Preister Gerhard Heinrich
January 6, 1855
February 29, 1941
Margareta (nee WEIMERSKIRCH)
December 10, 1860
October 10, 1919
Rosa Maria (nee ZACH)
October 1, 1879
November 23, 1957
Friedrich
January 28, 1894
March 15, 1919
Gerhard Heinrich / Henry PREISTER was a son of John Henry and Adelaide LENFERS PREISTER. He was born in Kirschspiel Epe Kreis, Ahaus, near Munster, Germany. Henry first married Margareta WEIMERSKIRCH, daughter of Peter and Magdalene GEHLEN WEIMERSKIRCH, April 22, 1879 in St. Donatus, Iowa. Friedrich was a son of Henry and Margareta. After the death of his first wife, Henry married Rosa Maria ZACH, oldest child of Ignatz and Anna Mary BRAUN ZACH, on June 27, 1921 at St. Francis Church in Humphrey. Rosa was my grandaunt, a sister of my grandmother Julia Mary ZACH THOMAS.
 
Adala Schure George Schure
Adala A. SCHURE
May 13, 1894
Apr 26, 1977
The love she gave is with us always
George H. SCHURE
June 6, 1885
Dec 12, 1969
He left a glow to light the future
Adala DOLLERSHELL SCHURE was a daughter of Franz and Anna SCHNECK DOLLERSHELL. She was born in Madison, Nebraska. Adala's mother Anna was a sister of my great grandmother Agnes SCHNECK THOMAS. George SCHURE was a son of John F. and Philomina SCHURE. George and Adala were married 11 Jun 1912 at St. Francis Church in Humphrey, Platte County, Nebraska.
 
Clarence Schure Clarence G.
Son of G. H. & Adala
SCHURE
May 31, 1916
Aged 2 yrs 11 mos 27 ds
Clarence was a son of George and Adala DOLLERSHELL SCHURE.
 
Dick Schure Dick SCHURE
Dec 7, 1922
Apr 12, 1999
Dick was a son of George and Adala DOLLERSHELL SCHURE. He was Marge's second cousin once removed.
 
Marylin SCHURE Marylin Sue SCHURE
Nov 24, 1947
Nov 23, 1999
Marylin Sue MURPHY SCHURE was a daughter-in-law of Dick SCHURE, listed above. Marylin was married to a 3rd cousin of mine.
 
Frank and Bertha ZACH Frank ZACH
1850 - 1921
(3 Dec 1849 - 5 Nov 1921)

 
 


 

Adalbertta \ Bertha ZACH
nee ZIMMERMAN
1858 - 1888
(2 Feb 1858 - 25 Mar 1888)

Frank (Franz) ZACH was a son Ignatz and Maria PFEIFER ZACH, a brother of Marge's Great Grandfather, Ignatz. Adalbertta \ Bertha nee ZIMMERMAN was a daughter of John and Caroline RUPRECHT ZIMMERMAN. Frank and Bertha were married on 28 Oct 1879 in Platte County, Nebraska. Bertha died a few days after the birth of twins Aloysius Joseph and Louise Caroline. They were the parents of four other children: Mary Theresa, Emil, William and John Aloysius.

Photo by Jerry Thomas 1997

 
John ZACH John ZACH
Aug 14, 1896
Aug 26, 1992
Johanna ZACH Johanna ZACH
Aug 25, 1895
Mar 30, 1942
John was a son of Vincent and Bertha DITTRICK ZACH. Johanna nee BROCKHAUS was a daughter of Joseph and Josephine FANGMAN BROCKHAUS. John and Johanna were married 13 Jan 1920 at St. Francis Assisi Church in Humphrey, Platte County, Nebraska. John was my first cousin twice removed.

Photo by Jerry Thomas 1997

 
Joseph and Mary ZACH
Joseph Michael ZACH
1889 - 1969
(5 Sep 1889 - 7 Jul 1969)
Mary Magdelene ZACH
nee PFEIFER
1894 - 1992
(22 Jul 1894 - 1992)
Joseph Michael ZACH was a son of Vincent and Bertha DITTRICK ZACH. Mary Magdelene was a daughter of Leopold and Alaisia MATZNER PFEIFER. Joseph and Mary were married 15 Feb 1916 in Spalding, Nebraska. Joseph was my first cousin twice removed; Mary was a third cousin twice removed.

Photo by Jerry Thomas 1997

 
Mary Ann and Katharina ZACH
Mary Ann ZACH
1880 - 1969
(11 Nov 1880 - 26 Sep 1969)
Katharina ZACH
1883 - 1977
(19 Apr 1883 - 25 Apr 1977)
Both Mary Ann and Katharina (Katie) were sisters of Marge's grandmother, Julia ZACH THOMAS, daughters of Ignatz and Anna Mary BRAUN ZACH. According to my mother, Mary "went to work for a cousin Ed Wieser. His wife died giving birth. Mary went to live with the Wiesers. He had three sons and a daughter to raise. They were farmers. Lived near St. Marys, Nebraska. Later they moved to Rosholt, South Dakota. She lived with them until all the children were married. Then moved back to Humphrey, Nebraska. She lived with two of her sisters (Rose & Catherine). Mary died in Humphrey, Nebraska. (Lived with a Mrs. Albright after her sister Rose died.)" Mom said about Katharina: "Catherine never married or left home. She took care of her parents in their old age on the old homestead. Her father was blind the last 20 years of his life.... After her father's death she lived with [her sister] Rose. After Rose's death, Catherine went to live with her youngest sister, Angela Zach Fehringer, in Peetz, Colorado, where she died at the age of 95 years."

Photo by Jerry Thomas 1997

 
ZACH
Vincent ZACH Bertha ZACH
Father
Vincent ZACH
Jan 15, 1865
Feb 9, 1959
Mother
Bertha
July 17, 1867
Sept 5, 1957
Vincent ZACH was a brother of my great grandfather Ignztz ZACH. Vincent was a son of Ignatz and Maria PFEIFER ZACH. Bertha Mary DITTRICK was a daughter of William and Juliana ZIMMERMANN DITTRICK
Anna Mary ZACH Agatha ZACH
Anna Mary ZACH
February 21, 1891
March 25, 1988
Agatha ZACH
November 12, 1898
September 7, 1927
Both Anna Mary and Agatha ZACH were daughters of Vincent and Bertha Mary DITTRICK ZACH. They were my first cousins twice removed.
 
Vincent and Mathilda ZACH
Vincent John ZACH
1902 - 1995
(26 Jul 1902 - 21 Sep 1995)
Mathilda M. ZACH nee WEMHOFF
1903 - 1973
(28 Jan 1903 - 29 Jul 1979)
Vincent was a son of Vincent and Bertha Mary DITTRICK ZACH. Mathilda M. nee WEMHOFF was a daughter of Clemenz and Victoria WIESER WEMHOFF. Vincent and Mathilda were married 21 Sep 1926 at St. Mary of the Angels Church, St. Mary's community, Platte County, Nebraska. Both Vincent and Mathilda are cousins of Marge, the ZACH and WIESER families both trace back to the PFEIFER family. Vincent was my first cousin twice removed, Mathilda was a third cousin twice removed.

Photo by Jerry Thomas 1997

 
William P. ZACH William P. ZACH
1885 - 1969
(4 May 1884 - 13 Apr 1969)
William was a son of Franz (Frank) and Adalbertta (Bertha) ZIMMERMAN ZACH. He was my first cousin twice removed.

Photo by Jerry Thomas 1997

 

   

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Created October 6, 2000 - Updated November 9, 2008

Unless otherwise noted -- Pictures taken by Bruce and Marge GALUS SANDLIER
July 2, 2000

Graphics by Marge
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