Benjamin Roediger, William Roediger, Herman Rowedder

 Benjamin cash-claimed a quarter in 35, 6N 50W in 1891.

William cash-claimed  a quarter in 34, 6N 50W, also in 1891. 

Benjamin Rediger and Fannie Smith married February 14, 1875 in Livingston County, Illinois.

Benjamin Rediger was naturalized March 22, 1877 in Livingston County Court - witnesses Fredrick Mittes and William Otto.

In 1900 Livingston County, Illinois, B.B. Rediger is a day laborer,  born August 1848 in Germany, married 24 years to Fanny B. Nov 1858 Iowa.  They have Ben Jan 1881 Albert B. March 1885, John B. June 1887, Lydia June 1891, and Phebe B. July 1894, all born in Illinois.



Victims Were Touring Country and Engine Went Dead
Sheldon , Ill ., Aug . 29, 1913
"Two persons were killed and another was probably fatally injured in a grade crossing accident three miles southeast of this city . An automobile containing five passengers was struck by a fast running Big Four passenger train. The dead : Mrs. Jacob Rediger, of Chenoa, Illinois; Elnora McMuIlin , adopted daughter of Mrs. Rediger. The injured : Clarence J. Rediger, son of Mrs. Rediger. The Redigers had left their home in Chenoa at noon for a touring trip through Ohio and a visit with relatives in that state. In approaching the grade crossing the motor car slowed down and the engine went dead on the railroad tracks. Benjamin Rediger and his father , Jacob Rediger got down from the front seat to inspect the engine and start it. They failed to see the approach of the train until it was almost upon them . They shouted a warning to the three occupants of the rear seat and then leaped back as the locomotive struck the automobile. The train was twenty minutes late and running close to sixty miles an hour."

Ben B. Roediger is in Chenoa, Illinois in 1920, 71, born in Germany.  Simply because of so many Chenoa residents who cash-claimed land in southeast Logan County, he's the most likely.

Benjamin B. Rediger and Fanny Smith's son B.G. married Margarette Atwood in 1901 East St. Louis.


Max F.W. Roediger, service in I, 2nd Nebr Infantry, in the Spanish-American War,  filed in 1924 from Colorado. 

Max F. W. died Nov 4, 1935 and his headstone was shipped to Janet M. Roediger of Fort Morgan, stone to be placed in Riverside, Fort Morgan.

Max 1880-1935 and Janet 1887-1973 are buried in Fort Morgan.



Rediger.- Mary, daughter of Ben and Lena (Schlegel), Kremer, was born at Milford, Neb., July 13, 1894; died suddenly at the Hand County Memorial Hospital, Miller, S.D., Feb. 10, 1971; aged 76 y. 6 m. 28 d. On Jan. 8, 1914, she was married to William Rediger, who preceded her in death July 15, 1968. She is survived by 2 daughters (Mrs. Roy Stutzman and Mrs. Wayne Miller), 5 sons (Millerd, Maurice, Wayne, Dale, and Harley), 32 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Warren Eicher), and 3 brothers (Will, Earl, and Clarence Kremer). Funeral services were held Feb. 13, with Val Swartzendruber officiating; interment in the Miller, S.D., Cemetery.


Benjamin Rediger registered in Milford Nebraska, born Sept 1, 1873, an implement dealer, married to Dana E. Rediger.

Benjamin 1873-1931 and Dora 1878-1964 are buried in Blue Mound cemetery, Milford, Nebraska.


Possibly related to Herman "Rowedder" who cash-claimed a quarter in 12, 6N 50W, also in 1891.


There were two Herman Rowedders - one in Garden County, Nebraska in 1920, 56, married to Barbara 55.  They haev Rose 25, John 22, and Llin 18.


Another was in Iowa

Herman Rowedder and Katie Carstens were married Wednesday at the home of Wm Rowedder, father of the who resides some seven miles northwest of Manning.  Rev. Martens officiating.. A large company of relatives and friends witnessed the ceremony.  A bounteous supper was served in the evening and the guests enjoyed a general good time.  Carroll Sentinel Iowa, March 2, 1903.

MANNING (THNS) - Emil Karstens, 64, Manning farmer, died about 5:15 this morning at the Manning General hospital, where he had been a patient since May 30. His death was caused by a heart attack.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ohde Funeral home. The Rev. Brown Garlock, minister of the Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Manning Cemetery.

Mr. Karstens had farmed north of Manning continuously since his marriage. His son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schroeder, lived there with him. His wife, Lena, died in 1921.

Surviving with his daughter, Mrs. Schroeder (Bernice), and grandson, Thomas Harold Schroeder, are one brother, Henry, and four sisters, Mrs. Walter Laurinat, Mrs. Herman Rowedder, Mrs. William Opperman and Mrs. Mary Vinke, all of Manning.

Four brothers preceded him in death, his twin, August, who died a few years ago, Hannes, Claus, and Peter.

 Manning, Hayes County, Iowa

Funeral services for  August Karsten, 60, were held at the Ohde Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Arthur Raeside, pastor of the   Presbyterian church, in charge, burial was In the Manning cemetery. Pallbearers were Peter Hargens, George Kuhse, Herman Oppermann, Hugo Hansen, Fred Ehlers, Jr., and George Jackson. ,c Music was furnished by a quartet, Mrs. N. C. Schrum, Mrs. Albert Dletz, Raymond Pratt and ,C. Mi Johnson, with Mrs. Henry W. Hagedorn accompanying. Mr. Johnson also sang a solo.  Mr. Karsten passed away in his sleep early Saturday morning. He  had been doing his farm work as usual each day and had set the alarm to arise Saturday morning. When he failed to shut off the alarm, his family investigated. His death apparently was due to a heart attack. , He was born Dec. 18, 1884, in Washington township, Carroll county, a son of Wilken and Lena Karsten. He spent his entire life in this community. He was married Jan. 13, 1909, at Manning, to Miss Bertha Mohr, who preceded him in death Sept. 28, 1942.  His survivors include one son, Harry Karsten, one daughter, Mrs. William Brus (Leona), and one grandchild, Duanc Karsten; \two brothers, his twin, Emil, and Henry, four sisters, Mrs. William Oppermann (Margaret), Mrs. Gus Vlnke (Mary), Mrs. Walter Laur- inet (Emma), all of Manning, and  Mrs. Herman Rowedder (Katie), Aspinwall. Three brothers, Peter, Hannes and Claus, preceded him in death.


February 10, 1953

  MANNING - Mrs. Walter Laurinat, 64, of Manning, mother of Harry Laurinat of Carroll, died unexpectedly of an embolism at her home about 5:30 Monday afternoon. She had been playing cards and visiting with friends during the afternoon, the visitors having left her home only half an hour before she was stricken. 3rd Death in 5 Weeks Mrs. Laurinat's death is the third in her immediate family in -the last five weeks. Two sisters who passed away during that period of time were Mrs. Mary Vinke and Mrs. William Opperman, both of Manning. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ohde Funeral Home here. The Rev. W. P. Gau-er, minister of the Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Manning cemetery. Mrs. Laurinat, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilken Karsten, was born Jan. 28, 1889, on a farm near Manning. She attended a rural school. Her marriage took place Dec. 7, 1910.  Mr.  and Mrs.  Laurinat farmed for three years before moving into Manning in 1913. Survivors Surviving are her husband; -two sons, Harry, Carroll, and .Elvin, Manning; one daughter, Mrs. Hubert J. (Helen) Lohr, Lohrville; one sister, Mrs. Herman Rowedder, Aspinwall; one brother, Henry Karsten, Manning; and six grandchildren: Connie Lou Laurinat, Carroll ; Gloria and Bertis Lohr, Lohrville, and Janice, Helen and Judith Laurinat, Manning. Mrs. Laurinat was a member of the Methodist Church.

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