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  1. William John Westhoff: Birth: 22 OCT 1894 in Petersburg, Iowa. Death: 25 APR 1970 in Salem, South Dakota

  2. Emma Catherine Westhoff: Birth: 15 MAR 1896 in Petersburg, Iowa. Death: 2 NOV 1978 in Bellaire, Ohio

  3. Henry John Westhoff: Birth: 4 NOV 1897 in Petersburg, Iowa. Death: 8 JAN 1961 in Perham, Minnesota

  4. John Theodore Westhoff: Birth: 17 MAY 1899 in Petersburg, Iowa. Death: 23 MAY 1975 in Dubuque, Iowa

  5. Alphonse Henry Westhoff: Birth: 4 MAR 1901 in Petersburg, Iowa. Death: 28 FEB 1940 in Salem, South Dakota

  6. Helen Marie Westhoff: Birth: 22 FEB 1903 in Petersburg, Iowa. Death: 9 JUL 1984 in Mitchell, South Dakota

  7. Louis Herman Westhoff: Birth: 2 OCT 1904 in Petersburg, Iowa. Death: 12 OCT 1950 in Salem, South Dakota

  8. Olive Catherine Westhoff: Birth: 11 NOV 1906 in Petersburg, Iowa. Death: 6 MAR 1997 in Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell, South Dakota


Notes
a. Note:   Salem Special, Salem, South Dakota March 7, 1940 Funeral services for Mrs. William Westhoff, Sr., and Alphonse Westhoff, both of whom passed away at the family home last Wednesday, were conducted at St. Mary�s Catholic church, Saturday morning at nine o�clock, by Rt. Rev. B. Weber. The large church was filled with sorrowing relatives and friends. Pall bearers for Mrs. Westhoff were John E. Bies, William Werner, J.C. Glass, Joe Streff Sr., Frank Macke and Fred Blankartz and the honorary pall bearers were Mrs. Frank Macke, Mrs. J.C. Glass, Mrs. Elizabeth Puthoff, Mrs. Mary Bies, Mrs. Katie Reif and Mrs. J.H. Brune. For her son the pall bearers were John Callahan, Bernard Weber, L.J. McShane, Peter Kolbeck, Frank G. Kolbeck and William Streff. Interment was made in St. Mary�s cemetery. Anna Catherine Beelman was born on May 13, 1871 in Hanover, Germany and passed away on February 28, 1910 in Salem, SD at the age of 68 years, nine months and 15 days. She came to the United States in 1889 when she was 18 years old, and made her home with an uncle at Petersburg, Iowa, where she was married in Sts. Peter and Paul church on February 6, 1893, to William Westhoff. To this union eight children were born, all of whom survive except Alphonse, who died the same day on which she passed away. In 1909 Mr. And Mrs. Westhoff and family came to Salem and until 1937 they lived on a farm 1.5 miles north of Salem. Three years ago this spring Mr. And Mrs. Westhoff moved into Salem. Mrs. Westhoff was a good Christian woman, a devoted wife and mother, and was held in highest esteem in this community. She had a kind and gentle disposition, a generous heart and was tolerant and understanding in thought and action. Her death is a heavy loss to her family and associates. She is survived by her husband and seven children, William Jr., Mrs. Ed Honrath, Mrs. John Purschke and Louis, all of Salem; Henry of Perham, Minnesota; John of Dyersville, Iowa; and Mrs. James Butler, of Montrose, SD, and 29 grandchildren. Alphonse Henry Westhoff was born March 4, 1901 near Petersburg, Iowa and in 1909 came to Salem with his parents, making this community his home since then with the exception of a few years residence at Montrose. He attended St. Mary�s school here, later engaged in business here for a brief period, and farmed in this and Montrose communities. At the time of his death he was serving at St. Mary�s High School in the capacity of Dean of the dormitory boys. Although his health had been failing for a couple of years he was able to attend to his duties until the day before his death. In 1931 he was married, and is survived by a son, Jerome, besides his father, brothers and sisters, and other relatives. His death on February 28, 1910 occurred when he had attained the age of 38 years, 11 months and 24 days. Mr. Westhoff was a deeply sincere, upright young man of many admirable characteristics. Although in ill health for years he had borne his sufferings uncomplainingly and devoted all his energies to whatever task confronted him. Out of town relatives who were here for the funeral were John Westhoff, of Dyersville, Iowa; Henry Westhoff, of Perham, Minnesota; Mrs. Herman Westhoff, daughter Josephine and sons, Hubert and Edmund, of Petersburg, Iowa; Mrs. Henry Lammers of Lismore, Minnesota; Mrs. Ben Dickmann of Lismore, Minnesota; Mr. And Mrs. John Reker, of Adrian, Minnesota.


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