Baby Gebhart: Birth: 1885. Death: 1885
Anthony Gebhart: Birth: 1896. Death: 1897
Helena Regina Gebhart: Birth: 1898. Death: 1901
Note: The following is an article from a book entitled "The Family of Boniface and Magdalena Gebhart" (East Eagle Press, Huron, South Dakota 57350, dated 1984). Boniface Gebhart was born on July 12, 1848 at Silverhausen, Saxony, Germany to George and Mary Ann Gebhart. He and his family came to America when he was a young boy. The family settled in Carroll County, Iowa. All of George and Mary Ann Gebhart's children were born in Prussia according to the 1860 census of Carroll or Dubuque County, Iowa, which listed George and Mary at that time as aged 55 and 60 respectively. If the 1860 census is correct, we can gather that George was born in 1805 and Mary Ann in 1810. That census also lists only four children living at home at that time: Joseph, age 18, Catharina, age 14; Boniface, age 11; and Elizabeth, age 9. We assume the older children had left home to marry and go on their own. We know Boniface's older brother, Joe, is buried in St. Petersburg Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Iowa, near Dyersville. Boniface became a farmer in Carroll County, Iowa. He married Mary Magdalena Ziegenfuss on November 24, 1874 at Mt. Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa. Magdalena was born on September 17, 1853 at Silverhausen Kriese, Muehlhousen, Germany. Magdalena was the second child of John Henry Ziegenfuss and Eleanora Saunders Ziegenfuss. John Henry was born in Dusseldorf, Germany. he and Eleanora were married and came to the United States about 1856 with their two children, Elizabeth and Magdalena, ages 11 and 3. They made their way to Auborn County, Iowa in 1859 after first having lived in Rock City, Illinois, Galena, Illinois, and Carroll County, Iowa. This is probably where Boniface and Magdalena first met. More information on the Ziegenfuss family is contained in the chapter on the children of John Henry and Eleanora Ziegenfuss. After Boniface and Lena were married, they lived in the Carroll County, Iowa area until 1891 when they moved to Remsen, Iowa area to farm. In 1910, they moved to Faulkton, SD, where their son John was living. They moved to the town of Faulkton where they lived until they moved to Dell Rapids, SD, not too long before Lena died of cancer of the liver on May 9, 1918. Boniface moved to the different children's homes during the summer months and lived with his daughter during the winter. Boniface died of myocarditis on October 25, 1927 at Dell Rapids, SD. Both Magdalena and Boniface are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Dell Rapids, SD. During their 44 year marriage they bore 12 children, three of whom were lost as youngsters. Helena Regina was born 1898 and died in 1901 at three years of whooping cough. An unnamed infant died in 1895 and Anthony, born in 1896, died after one year. The surviving children, whose lives and families this book explores are: Eleanor Gebhart Hey; Mary Katherine Gebhart Fiegen; John M. Gebhart; Bernard Gebhart; Elizabeth Gebhart Bunkers; George H. Gebhart; Henry J. Gebhart; Joseph F. Gebhart; and Edward J. Gebhart.
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