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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


Sources
1. Title:   Cemetery Information
Page:   St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem, South Dakota

Notes
a. Note:   See westhoff4.ftw for more information on this family. Salem Special, Salem, SD November 14, 1940 The many friends of William Westhoff, Sr. were saddened Monday evening at the announcement that the kindly old gentleman had died at 5:25 o'clock that afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed Honrath, with whom he had been staying. Mr. Westhoff had been ill since the morning of November 2nd, when he had suffered a paralytic stroke. His condition had never been encouraging after the attack, and his death was not unexpected and was the direct result of a recurrent stroke. William Westhoff was born on Aug. 8, 1867 in Hanover, Germany. When he was 21 years of age he came to the United States and made his home first at Petersburg, Iowa, where he was married three years later to Anna K. Beelmann, of Petersburg. In 1909 the family moved to Salem and occupied the farm now owned by Frank Deters until 3 1/2 years ago, when Mr. Westhoff retired from active farming and moved into Salem. On Feb. 28, 1910, a double tragedy visited his home when Mrs. Westhoff and their son, Alphonse, died within a few hours of each other. Since then he had made his home with his surviving children, spending the greater part of the time at the Honrath home. His death occurred on Nov. 11, 1940. He is survived by seven children; William Westhoff Jr.; Mrs. Ed Honrath; Mrs. John Purschke; and Louis Westhoff, all of Salem, SD; Henry Westhoff of Perham, Minnesota; John Westhoff of Dyersville, Iowa; and Mrs. James Buttler of Montrose; one sister, Mrs. Henry Krogman, of Bloomington, Wisconsin. Mr. Westhoff, while always of a quiet and retiring nature, was one of the best loved and most respected men of the community. He had a genius for making friendships and his inherent good nature, aided by his genuine consideration for others, won him the hearts of the younger people of the community as well as those of his own generation. He was keenly interested in public events, although he never had taken an active leadership in them. He was genuinely concerned about the success of his neighbors and friends, the result being that until he suffered his stroke he passed most of his days in close association with the people of the community. The funeral services will be conducted at St. Mary's Catholic Church tomorrow (Friday) morning by Rt. Rev B. Weber, and interment will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery. His sons, John, of Dyersville, Iowa, and Henry of Perham, Minnesota, and the latter's family arrived on Wednesday to be present for the last rites.


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