Thursday, January 27, 2011

Anna Margaret Schoessler Wiederspahn

Anna was born 19 July 1873 in Walter, Russia. She was the daughter of Georg Schoessler and Anna Margaret Alles. Anna married George Wiedershpahn in 1893. She lived most of her adult life at the Lincoln sanitarium. She died 6 December 1960 in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is buried at the Wyuka cemetery.

Annie spent 50 years, 3 months, and 9 days of her life as a patient at the Lincoln State Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her death certificate indicates she suffered from manic depressive psychosis. Annie would have been a young woman, approximately 37 years old with seven young children at the time of her admital to the hospital.

Adult children did not speak of Annie, her grandchildren were not aware that she was living at the hospital. Grandchildren grew up assuming their grandmother was deceased.

Family members later heard stories of Annie attempting throw a baby from the window of a moving train; to date we have no way to prove or disprove the accuracy of this information.

Known children of Anna Margaret Schoessler and Geroge John Wiedersphan are:

George, 1894-1899; Jacob, 1896-1986; Conrad, 1898-1986; George, 1901-1967; Amelia, 1903-1995; Pauline, 1906-1958; and Benjamin, 1908-1979. Pauline would later marry Gottlieb Hert and lived in Montana.

Mr. Georg Wiederspahn was born 21 October 1870 in Walter, Russia, and died 30 April 1945 in Marysville, California. George later remarried and had two additional children.

Contributed by Dee Hert

Saturday, January 22, 2011

January Elections


Today was our first chapter meeting of the new year. Elections were held for this year's officers. Many thanks go out to our past president, Carol Harless. Also, big thanks to Shirley Ansley, who served as treasurer, and Suzanne Heinitz-Dodge who published the chapter newsletter. These are the changes:

President: Bill Dellos
President Elect: Dee Hert
Treasurer: Darrell Weber
Chapter Newsletter: Pat and Shirley Ansley

All other officers will remain the same. We are off and running. AHSGR Convention 2011 (Salt Lake City), here we come!
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

January Meeting

You are invited to the Intermountain Chapter meeting, January 22, 2011. We will meet at 1:00 P. M. The meeting will be at the American Heritage Retirement Community Clubhouse, 3040 Homecrest Street, West Valley City.

Bill Dellos will take over the chapter president's job.
We will have the election of our chapter officers at this meeting.
Bill would like all of the Convention Committee Chairmen to attend the chapter meeting.

Everyone is to bring appetizers. We will eat during the meeting. Another group will meet later so we will need to leave the clubhouse by 4:30 P. M.

Gwen Oryall won the raffle drawing in Dec. and will furnish the basket for the January meeting.