Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado,


Elizabeth Nierman Rites July 12


Funeral services were held Monday, July 12, 1976, from St. Paul’s Lutheran church in Amherst, for Elizabeth Nierman, 77, who passed away at Melissa Memorial Hospital on Thursday, July 8. She had been in failing health for several years.


Pastor Arnold Obermeier of Sterling officiated at the services. Interment was in the Amherst Cemetery. Thompson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Elizabeth Nierman was born on December 1, 1898, to Herman and Bertha Leben, at Plainview, Nebraska. She was baptized on January 8, 1899, at Zion Lutheran Church, Plainview.


She, and her family, moved from Nebraska to a farm near Amherst when she was 10 years old. She was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Amherst in March 1913.


October 22, 1919, she was united in marriage to Otto C. Nierman at St. Paul’s in Amherst, and to this union seven children were born. Elizabeth was a charter member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Ladies Aid; a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and the National Rural Letter Carriers Auxiliary.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one infant son, and two brothers.


She is survived by her two sons, Ray Nierman, Grand Junction, and Wes Nierman, Fort Collins; four daughters, Lucille Krueger, Red Cloud, Nebraska, Dorothy Meinte, Amherst, Frances Watson, Fort Collins and Eileen Turner, Casper, Wyoming; one brother, Herman Leben, Holyoke; two sisters, Meta Welper and Frieda Harmon of Holyoke; 21 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.





Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, CO, 4 Mar 1926


Mrs. Fred Nierman Died Saturday from Cancer


Mrs. Fred Nierman of Amherst died Saturday from cancer of the bowels. She was brought to the Holyoke Hospital shortly before she died, but efforts made there to prolong her life were fruitless, and she passed away there Saturday. Mrs. Nierman had been a sufferer from cancer for several years, and had recently returned from Kansas City, where she had gone in an effort to combat the disease. She was 52 years of age at the time of her death.


Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from the Amherst German Lutheran Church. Rev. Otto Hoyer preached the funeral sermon, and Colver Brothers were in charge of the remains. Interment was in the Amherst Cemetery.


Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, CO, 4 Mar 1926


Ida Nierman was born near Scribner, Nebraska, January 19, 1874, and died at the Holyoke hospital February 27, 1926. Age 52 years 1 month 8 days.


She had a cheerful sunshiny disposition always looking on the bright side of things and a nature which made all who knew her love her. She had very big ideals and tried in all her actions to do the right. She was the mother of 6 children, and all are living: Alena, Fritz, Otto and Clarence Nierman, Mrs. A. Schmidt, Mrs. Dick Schmidt. She leaves a husband, three sisters and a brother besides the children to mourn.


Funeral services were held in the Lutheran church and she was laid to rest in the Amherst

Lutheran Cemetery.


Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep!

From which none ever wakes to weep;

A calm and undisturbed repose,

Unbroken by the last of foes.


Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, CO, 4 Mar 1926


Mrs. Ida Stark Nierman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Stark, deceased, was born January 19th, 1874 at Scribner, Dodge County, Nebraska. In early age she moved with her parents to Pierce County, Nebraska, where she lived near Plainview. Here she was confirmed in the Lutheran Church at the age of 14 years.


On February 9th, 1893 she was united in marriage to Fred Nierman and became a loving, devoted companion and a cheerful, patient home maker. Her everyday life was marked with a fine degree of careful neatness and her conversation was always along lines of purity and virtue, never speaking ill of anyone. This home was blessed with six children, three sons and three daughters, who grew up under her careful motherly instructions.


Last September physicians found Mrs. Nierman afflicted with bowel trouble. Later an operation was performed and her trouble proved to be a cancer of the bowel. She was confined to her bed almost continuously thereafter and her suffering, though very intense at times, was born with patience and cheerfulness, trusting in God from whom she received help and comfort.


On Saturday morning February 27 at 11:15 o'clock, her spirit took its flight to the realms of glory, and a good woman, a devoted companion and mother, a true friend and neighbor passed away at the age of 52 years, 1 month and 8 days.


Besides her husband she leaves to mourn 6 children: Otto, Clarence, Esther, Meta, Fritz and Alena; one daughter-in-law, two sons-in-law and eight grandchildren; also three sisters and one brother, Emilie Nierman and Emma Spath of Osmond, Nebraska; Anna Rehfeld of Amherst, and Frank Stark of Plainview, Nebraska and a great number of relatives and friends.


Yet we feel sure that she is now in the Heavenly Home where there is no more pain and sorrow and all is peace and joy to those that love God.


Funeral services were held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Amherst, Rev. Otto Hoyer officiating. Interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery at Amherst.




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