Here are some of the obits.
Clement Goetz died at his home 518 Eighth Avenue Southeast on Sunday morning as the result of a general breakdown. Mr. Goetz, who was one of the best known Russian citizens of the city was 67 years of age, and came to this country twenty years ago. He and his family had lived in Aberdeen the past nine years. He is survived by a widow and several children. A peculiarly sad feature of his death is the fact that Mrs. Goetz, who was recently stricken with paralysis, is herself dangerously ill. The funeral services will be held this morning at St. Mary’s church. Rev. Dahlmanns conducting the service.
--Aberdeen American, Aberdeen, SD, January 30, 1912, page 8.
Goetz Funeral Today
Service for Mrs. Goetz Held This Morning at St. Mary’s Church
The funeral service for Mrs. Clement Goetz, whose death occurred on Saturday evening, just two weeks after that of her husband, will be held this morning at 10:30 o’clock in St. Mary’s church, Rev. Father Dahlmanns officiating.
Fourteen children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Goetz, four dying in infancy, and all the ten living children gathered around their mother’s bedside before her death. They are: Mrs. Mary Diebert and George Goetz of Alberta, Mrs. Theresa Nies and Lawrence Goetz of Saskatchewan, Mrs. Braun and Mrs. Benedict of Hosmer, N.D., Mrs. Marthan, Mrs. Eva Rorisch, Mrs. Rosa Kraft and Albert and Gilbert Goetz of Aberdeen.
--Aberdeen American, Aberdeen SD, February 13, 1912, page 5.
Mrs. Goetz Follows Husband to Grave
Mrs. Magdalene Goetz died Saturday night at 8:45 following the death of her husband, the late Clement Goetz, by exactly two weeks. Death was due to paralysis, the deceased having been ill for several months.
Mrs. Goetz was born in Russia on June 22, 1847. The family moved to this country about a quarter of a century ago and settled in this vicinity about 1892. The parents are survived by ten children: George Goetz and Mrs. Mary Delbert of Alberta, Can.; Mrs. Theresa Nels and Lawrence Goetz off Saskatchewan, Can.; Mrs. M. Braun of North Dakota; Mrs. B. Benefit of Hosmer; and Mrs. Anna Marthan, Mrs. Eva Rorich, Mrs. Rosa Kraft and Gilbert Goetz of Aberdeen. Four children died in infancy. Nearly all of the children were at the bedside when the beloved mother breathed her last.
The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock from St. Mary’s church, the Rev. Father Dahlmanns officiating. Interment will be made in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Aberdeen Daily News, Aberdeen South Dakota, February 12, 1912, page 4
Several weeks ago, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Goetz and a son of thirteen years came to Aberdeen from Kendall, Sask., Canada, to make a visit at the home of relatives, Mr. and Mrs. E Mattern of 324 North Jay Street. Although Mr. Goetz had been ailing for some time, the last three strokes of paralysis which he had suffered did not prove fatal until this afternoon at 2 o’clock, when death released him.
Mr. Geotz was 44 years old and leaves, besides his wife and child, two brothers and seven sisters as follows: Gilbert Goetz of Aberdeen, George Goetz of Grand Forks, Mrs. Anna Mattern, Mrs. R. Kraft, Mrs. B. Benfit, and Mrs. Mary Roerich of this city, Mrs. Tereasa Meis of Kendall, Sask., Mrs. M. Brown of Napoleon, N.D., Mrs. Mary Diebert of Bow Island, Alberta, Canada.
Definite funeral arrangements have not been made.
--Aberdeen Daily News, Aberdeen, SD, March 30, 1917, page 4
Mrs. Anna Mattern, 63, wife of the late Englebert Mattern, passed away at her home, 213 third avenue northeast, on Thanksgiving day after an illness of a year and a half.
Anna Goetz was born in Russia, January 11, 1870 where she grew to young womanhood. At the age of 19 years she was married to Englebert Mattern. A few weeks later they came to the United States with her parents, coming to South Dakota, locating on a homestead north of Bowdle where they lived for 14 years.
They then came to Aberdeen where she since has resided. She was devoted member of St. Mary’s Catholic church and the Christian Mother’s Society.
She leaves three daughters and a son, Mrs. L. Erickson, Mrs. C. Biegler, Mrs. Anthony Ernest and Frank Mattern, all living in Aberdeen; six sisters and a brother, Mrs. George Roerich, Mrs. Fred Kraft, Mrs. S.K. Benfit and Gilbert Goetz, all of Aberdeen; Mrs. Joseph Neiz of Sask., Canada; Mrs. Joseph Deibert of Alberta, Canada; Mrs. Frank Brown of Napoleon, N.D. Her husband passed away six years ago and several children preceded her in infancy.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning at nine o’clock from St. Mary’s Catholic church with Rev Father Joseph Schell officiating.
Interment will be made in the family lot at St. Mary’s cemetery.
--Aberdeen Daily News, Aberdeen, SD, December 1, 1933, page 2.