William Frederick and Emmaline (Hackenberg) Hinze of Haxtun, William H. and Sophia (Kreuber) Hinze of Holyoke

In 1870 Webster County, Iowa, Emeline Hackenberg is eight months old, with Michael 34 and Mary 30.  Siblings are Susan 7, William 5, Charles 3, and John 2.

William H. Hinze timber-claimed a quarter in 14, 6N 48W in 1902.

William cash-claimed a quarter in 24, 9N 45W in 1890.  This one is north of Holyoke in Phillips County, about thirty miles from the timber claim.

In 1920 Phillips County, William L (or F) Hinze is 48, born in Illinois, with Emmaline, 50, born in Iowa.

They're in Phillips County in 1930, on the same page as the Jesse and Paul Eaton families.

William is widowed in 1940 Burlington, Colorado, and his niece Mary M. Henninger , 50 born in Kansas, is with him..  Both were in Phillips County in 1935.  Mary is probably Susie Hachenberg's daughter - and Emma and Susie were sisters.

William F. Hinze, born April 2, 1871 in Illinois, died Jul 31, 1943 in Orange County, California, mother's maiden name Hafer.

William and Emma Mae Hackenberg Hinze 1869-1932 are buried in Haxtun.

Emmaline Hackenberg Hinze was born October 2, 1869 in Webster County, Ohio, and at the early age of three years moved with her parents to Burr Oak, Kansas where she grew to womanhood.
At the age of thirteen she gave her heart to Jesus and united with the Church of the Brethren, of which she has faithfully served ever since.
On October 25, 1894 she was married to William Hinze and two years later they moved near Davenport, Nebraska, where they have resided on the farm until 1914, when they moved to Haxtun, Colorado where they have lived since that time.
This home was blessed with one daughter, Mary, who with her husband and four children are present. At the time of her passing, Mrs. Hinze had reached the age of sixty-two years, seven months and sixteen days. Besides the sorrowing husband and the daughter and family in Burlington, Colorado, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Susan Henninger of Minnesota, three brothers, William Hackenberg, of Empire, California, John and Clark Hackenberg of Tuthill, South Dakota, one half-brother, Frank Kinzie of Clovis, New Mexico, two step-brothers, three step-sisters and a host of other relatives and other friends, both in and out of the church.
Sister Hinze had been a sufferer for many years but was of cheerful disposition and endured much with quiet patience. She had a deep __ncer for the spiritual interests of all of her friends, young and old. She wanted them to be faithful to the teachings of Christ, and even in her last severe illness kept calling the names of many a loved friend for whom she had a loving concern. Her church had her first thought in everything and she seldom missed a service. The day was never __ly finished in her mind, without a word of scripture and a prayer in her home.
Homemaking was a sweet and sacred trust to her, and she was a noble example of Christian motherhood, her mother-love leading her ______ every sacrifice for those of her household. She steered clear of questionable pleasures and people knew where she stood.
Her influence in the Helping Hand __d and every department of the church were characteristic of her nature. One of her last requests was: "_____tell the young people, don't neglect to write your mother-and always live for Jesus." Sister Hinze will be greatly missed among us. She taught a large class of Junior Sunday school girls, whom she loved so much.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Church of the Brethren by the pastor, Rev. I. C. Snavely, assisted by Rev. S. G. Nickey, of Sterling and Rev. Carpenter of Haxtun. Burial was made in the Haxtun Cemetery.
Those present from a distance were: Frank M. Kinzie and son, Clovis, New Mexico; Mrs. John Jacobs and son, Deshler, Nebraska, Mrs. J. L. Lingel and Mr. and Mrs. John Lingel, of Burlington, Colorado, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ulery and daughter and Mrs. Carl Nickey and children from Sterling.


Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, August 4, 1943

Funeral services will be held for William F. Hinzie Sunday, August 8, at 2:30 o'clock at the Brethren church in Haxtun, in charge of Rev. E.F. Weaver.

Mr. Hinzie died Saturday morning, July 31, at 4:15 p.m.* at his home in Orange, California. His death followed an illness of influenza. Funeral services were held at Orange, California Wednesday afternoon, then the body shipped to Haxtun where services will be held and burial will be made in the Haxtun cemetery.

Mr. Hinzie moved to California in 1940 and made his home there until his death. Mr. Hinzie came to Haxtun in January 1915 where he and his wife made their home on a farm in this community. In 1939 he moved to Burlington, Colorado where he made his home with his daughter Mrs. Joe Lingle and Mrs. Lingle.

His wife preceded him in death ten years ago.

* Typed as written in obit

Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, August 11, 1943
William Frederick Hinze was born April 2, 1871 in Madison County, Illinois. When he was three years old his parents moved on a farm near Deshler, Nebraska and later when he was fourteen they moved to Thomas County, Kansas, where he grew to manhood.

On October 25, 1894 he was married to Emmaline Hackenberg. This union was blessed with one daughter, Mrs. Mary Lengel, who with her husband and four children are present.

In the early years of their marriage life they lived on a farm near Davenport, Nebraska. On New Year's Day of 1915 they arrived in Haxtun and took up their abode on a farm east of town, and later on a farm south of town where he continued to lived for a period of fourteen years.

When a young man he was confirmed in the German Lutheran church and soon after his marriage he united with the Church of the Brethren in which faith he continued until his death.

In the early days of the church in this community, he, with his wife, was active in Sunday school and church work. He served as Sunday school superintendent for a number of years when the Brethren held services in a school house west of Haxtun. He was always ready and eager to serve and found much joy therein. In his later years he often called to mind these early experiences and took much comfort in the thought of having thus served his Lord.

In 1932 his wife was taken by death and in the following years her place in the home as housekeeper was taken by his sister, Mrs. Etta Ritzen, and his niece, Miss Mary Henninger.

In 1939 he left the old home and went to Burlington, Colorado. Later he moved to Orange, California where he has since lived with a nephew and a niece, Henry and Henrietta Hinze.

On July 31, 1943 he passed away after a short illness, at the age of 72 years, 3 months and 29 days. His body was shipped from Orange, California to Haxtun, Colorado to be interred by the side of the body of his wife.

Beside the sorrowing daughter and family, he leaves one sister, Mrs. Etta Ritzen of Bremerton, Washington; nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was a kind and loving father and friend, loved by all who knew him. Always willing to help others in time of need, his sudden passing will bring sadness to his many friends but they will ever retain kindly memories of this good man.

I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead. He is just away.
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land.
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be since he lingers there.
And you - O you, who the wildest yearn
For the old-time step and glad return -
Think of him fairing on, as dear
In the love of There as the love of Here.
Think of him still as the same, I say.
He is not dead - he is just away

We wish to take this means of thanking our relatives and many friends for their kind hospitality, floral offerings, and also the singers, and sympathy at the time of the death of our loved ones. - Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lingel and Family, Mr. and Mrs. F.F. Kinzie and Family, Mary Henninger

** There are various spellings for the names in this obit and it is unknown to me what is correct


In 1889 Sophia Hinze bought a lot in Holyoke.

One tree said her parents were Henry Ludwig Kruger born June 1823 in Prussia, dying Nov 13, 1894 in Holyoke, and Sophia Kramer born Feb 1817 in Prussia, dying April 1, 1916 in Raton, New Mexico.  In 1880 St. Louis, Missouri, Hug (or Henry)  L. Kruger is a lumber merchant, 57, Sophia 58, August 18, and Lizza 14.

The State Herald, Holyoke, Colorado, November 16, 1894

DIED - At Holyoke, Colorado, Tuesday, November 13, 1894, Henry Ludwig Kruger. The deceased was born in Hanover, Germany the 6th day of June 1823 and resided in Germany till 1871 when he came to the United States with his family and took up his residence at St. Louis, Missouri, where he made his home till 1883 when he moved to York, Nebraska. He came to Colorado in 1887 and resided in Holyoke up to the time of his death. In 1848 while residing in Germany he was united in marriage with Miss Sophia Kramer who still survives him. Seven children were born to them four of whom, Robert, Henry, Mrs. Sophia Hinze and Mrs. Lizzie Tomlinson are still living. His health had been gradually failing for a number of years from old age and for several months before his death he was confined pretty closely to his home. During his residence in Holyoke he made many friends who always enjoyed his kindly smile and hearty handshake when they met him. The sympathy of all goes out to the family in their sorrow. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Collett at the residence Wednesday and the remains laid away to rest in the Holyoke Cemetery.


Sophia Kruger, born Feb 1824 in Germany, is in Raton, New Mexico in 1900, widowed, living with daughter "Louis" born Sep 1866 in Germany, and her husband William Tomlinson - a railroad engineer born Sep 1865 in Canada, and their son Robert Feb 1891 Colorado.  Sophia died in 1916 and is buried in Raton.