Frank L. Loneman
Birth: 6 Apr 1853, Lengerich, Hanover, Germany
Death: 17 Mar 1915, Maple River, Iowa
Burial: 20 Mar 1915, Maple River, Iowa
Father: John Bernard Loneman
Mother: Anna Marie Tunermann
Helen Fehring and Anna Fehring were sisters from Germany. When Helen died, Frank wrote over to Germany and sent for Anna, the younger sister. Frank and Anna had the following children: Anthony, Josephine, Joseph, William, Rose, Elizabeth, Marcella and Lawrence Loneman.
Frank L. Loneman was a farmer and lived about a mile northeast of Maple River, Iowa. They had a good farm as the property had many tillable acres of rich soil. There was also a creek passing through it to provide water for the livestock. The Loneman's planted crops, raised some beef cattle and also had dairy cattle. When they milked the dairy cows, they would separate the creme from the milk. This was common in many dairy operations. The sons of Frank L. and Anna, Joe and Bill, would transport the cream into Carroll to sell to the Candy Kitchen in their old Model T car. Prior to that, the family must have made the trip with a horse and wagon.
Frank's daughter Anna and her husband Joe Stangl and their children enjoyed going out to her father Frank L. Loneman's farm for a visit. During warm weather the kids had great fun fishing for bullheads in the creek running across the farm. During the winter, the big snow storms would cover the land with a thick, white, fluffy
blanket of snow. This provided a real adventure for the kids - the rolling land on the farm had some teriffic hills for high-speed sled rides! And there were a
a few snow-balls which went zinging through the air during those visits.
FRANK LONEMAN DIES AT HIS FARM HOME,
RESIDENT OF COUNTY OVER FORTY YEARS
A Native of Germany and Nearly Sixty-Two Years Old at time of death-buried saturday from St. Francis' Church, at Maple River, of Which He Was a Member,
Frank L. Loneman, an old and highly respected farmer of this county, died at his home west of Carroll, Wednesday, March 17, aged 61 years, 11 months and 11 days. The cause of death was diabetes from which he has been suffering for several
months, but he was confined to his bed only for the last few weeks of his life.
Mr. Loneman was bom in Hanover, Germany, April 6, 1858, and spent the ealrler years of his life in his native country. He was 19 years of age, when In 1872 he came
to America, where he first settled at Quincy, Illinois, shortly afterward coming to Breda, Iowa, where he lived until 1900, when he came to the farm near Carroll.
which continued to be his home until his death last week.
In 1876, he was married at Breda to Miss Alice Schulte, who died in November, 1888. Four children were born to them, of whom one Henry, died in 1882, the others
being John, Ben and Mary. In 1890 he was again married to Miss Helen Fehring, at Breda. To this union four children were born, August. Frank, Anna, and Elizabeth, the last named dying in fancy. In June 1895 death again took from him his loving wife, and in 1896, he was married to Miss Anna Fehring at Breda, who sur-
vives him. To this union seven children were born, of whim six survive, their names being Josephine, Joseph, William, Rose, BIlzabeth, Anthony and Lawrence, the last named dying in infancy. Of the twelve children who live to mourn the death of their
father, all remain at the parental home except John, who lives near Carroll, and Mary, (Mrs. Carl Dufner) living near Breda. He still has three brothers living and one
sister. His brother, Herman is still a resident of Germany, August lives at Armour, South Dakota, and John at Little Rock, lowa, while the sister, Anna, is Mrs. Schulte, of Breda.
He was a worthy citizen and a faithful member of St. Francis Catholic church, of Maple River, and also of the Roman Catholic Mutual Protection Society, the members of which which attended the funeral together. Solemn Requiem Mass was held at St. Francis church Saturday in which Rev. Meyer was assisted, by Revs.
Huessman and Loefferholz.
Those from a distance who were in attendance on the funeral were August Loneman and son, of Armour, South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. John Loneman, of Little Rock, Iowa, Frank Schettlerof Larchwood Iowa; Frank Klenken. of Willmont, Minnesota; Henry Fehring, T. B. Fehring and Ben Wilberding of Lismoore, Minneota.
Spouse: Helena "Helen" Catherine Fehring
Birth: 14 Jul 1866, Hamburg, Germany
Death: 2 Jan 1895, Maple River, Iowa
Father: Henry L. Fehring (1834-1883)
Mother: Elizabeth Gerdes (1842-1922)
Marr: 1889 or 1890, Breda, Iowa
Children: August "Gus" (1890-1958)
Frank B. (1892-1937)
Anna Mary (1893-1972)
Elizabeth M. (Died as Infant) (1895-1895)
Other Spouses were 1st Adelade "Alice" Schulte, 2nd Helen Fehring, and 3rd Anna Adelaid Fehring.