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  1. Antonette J. Borgmann: Birth: 21 FEB 1857 in Lake George,Stearns,MN. Death: 27 SEP 1949 in Sauk Centre,Stearns,MN

  2. Frances Borgmann: Birth: 8 APR 1858 in Lake George,Stearns,MN. Death: 20 AUG 1937 in Minot,Ward,ND

  3. Louise Borgmann: Birth: DEC 1859 in Lake George,Stearns,MN. Death: 29 APR 1865 in ,Stearns,MN

  4. George Borgmann: Birth: Abt 1860 in Sauk Centre,Stearns,MN. Death: Abt APR 1865 in Sauk Centre,Stearns,MN

  5. Henry Borgmann: Birth: Abt 1862 in Lake George,Stearns,MN. Death: 14 MAY 1873 in Sauk Centre,Stearns,MN

  6. Amelia Elizabeth Borgmann: Birth: 8 APR 1864 in Sauk Centre Twp,Stearns,MN. Death: 15 AUG 1922 in Minneapolis,Hennepin,MN

  7. Mary Borgmann: Birth: Abt 1866 in Sauk Centre,Stearns,MN. Death: Bef 1875 in Sauk Centre,Stearns,MN

  8. Ferdinand Joseph Borgmann: Birth: 8 APR 1869 in Sauk Centre,Stearns,MN. Death: 2 JUL 1954 in Sauk Centre,Stearns,MN

  9. Henry George Borgmann: Birth: 8 JUN 1873 in Sauk Centre,Stearns,MN. Death: 13 AUG 1965 in Sauk Centre,Stearns,MN

  10. F. Borgmann: Birth: 1874/1875 in Sauk Centre,Stearns,MN. Death: Bef 1880 in Sauk Centre,Stearns,MN

  11. Regina Borgmann: Birth: 1 JUN 1876 in Sauk Centre,Stearns,MN. Death: 8 MAY 1945 in Minneapolis,Hennepin,MN

  12. George Richard Borgmann: Birth: 16 AUG 1877 in Sauk Centre,Stearns,MN. Death: 24 FEB 1932 in Sauk Centre,Stearns,MN


Sources
1. Title:   1860 Federal Census
Page:   MN > Stearns > Torah P.O.
2. Title:   1870 Federal Census
Page:   MN > Stearns > Sauk Centre
3. Title:   1900 Federal Census
Page:   MN > Stearns > Sauk Centre
4. Title:   1910 Federal Census
Page:   MN > Stearns > Sauk Centre
Publication:   Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: Nationa
5. Title:   Borgmann Blue Book
Page:   Pg 2
Author:   Evert C. Borgmann
Publication:   Abt 1980
6. Title:   Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002
Page:   Borgmann, Evert Charles; State file #024482
7. Title:   Gravestone
Page:   St. Paul's Cemetery, Sauk Centre, MN

Notes
a. Note:   CENSUS: 1860 Federal Census: MN, Stearns, Torah P.O. Ln# Last Name First Name Age Birth Place 18 [Burgmann] Antonet 25 Prussia CENSUS: 1865 Minnesota Census: MN, Stearns, Sauk Centre Township A. [Bordman], F CENSUS: 1870 Federal Census: MN, Stearns, Sauk Centre [Borgman] Antonette, age 45, F, W, Keeping House, born in Prussia. [age should be 35] CENSUS: 1875 Minnesota Census: MN, Stearns, Sauk Centre. 1 May 1875. (Microfilm reel #414, p. 354) Antonette Bargman, age 41, F, born in Prussia, fa born Pruss, mo born Pruss. CENSUS: 1880 Federal Census: MN, Stearns, Sauk Centre. 1 June 1880. [Borgeman] Antonette, W, F, age ??, married, Keeps house, born in Prussia. [NOTE: original page was damaged. Some information missing.] CENSUS: 1885 Minnesota Census: MN, Stearns, Sauk Centre. 23 May 1885. (Microfilm reel #518, p. 364) Antoinetta [Borgman], age 50, F, W, born in Germany. CENSUS: 1900 Federal Census: MN, Stearns, Sauk Centre [Borgman] Katherine A., wife, W, F, born Apr 1835, age 65, married 45 years, mother of 11 children, number of children living: 7, born in Germany, fa born Germany, mo born Germany, Immigration: 1855, 45 years in United States. CENSUS: 1910 Federal Census: MN, Stearns, Sauk Centre [Borgman] Antonette K., wife, F, W, age 74, married 54 years, mother of 12 children, 7 now living, born in Germany, fa born Germany, mo born Germany, Immigration: 1855. OBITUARY: Antonette Borgmann Obituary Sauk Centre Herald March 2, 1916 Page 1 Mrs. Ferdinand Borgmann is dead ! This message was flashed over the city shortly after eleven o'clock last Saturday morning. The tidings did not stun---but they were numbing. They did not shock---but they caused heartstrings to vibrate to the ultimate of emotion. They did not surprise---but that lessened not the sorrow nor the sense of personal loss. Family, neighbors, friends, the city and community at large---all had known that for weeks Mrs. Borgmann had been awaiting the final summons from Him on High---awaiting with fortitude, with the same splendid cheer and spirit and unselfishness that she had exemplified in health in preparation for the call to the Beyond. During her 81 years of life, Mrs. Borgmann had enjoyed unusual health and had been unusually active. However, a physical breakdown was inevitable and it came this fall. About four weeks ago she surrendered to the ravages of diabetes and remained bedridden until her death. The end came Saturday morning at eleven o'clock with six of her seven living children at the bedside. Mr. Borgmann, at the age of 91 years, was lying dangerously ill in an adjoining room. The death of Mrs. Borgmann had been anticipated weeks before the end. Funeral services were held at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning at St. Paul's Catholic church and, fittingly, the funeral was one of the largest in the history of Sauk Centre. The remains were borne to the church from the family home, Pine and Fourth streets, under escort of the Christian Mothers' Society. The pall bearers were six grandsons of the deceased: Louis Borgmann, Albert Minette, Carl Minette, Alex Lux, Everett Lux and Fred Lux. Honorary pall bearers were selected from among the oldest members of the Christian Mothers Society, of which Mrs. Borgmann was a charter member and were Mrs. Anna Klieinschmidt, Cross Bearer, Mrs. Joseph Casper, Mrs. Anton Miller, Mrs. Anton Boteman, Mrs. Mathias Meter, Mrs. George Kraemer and Mrs. Jacob Botz. The great St. Paul's church was thronged. the casket rested on a bier before the altar, fairly smothered under its load of flowers---callas, white carnations, blooms profuse, a cross of flowers from the grand children and a magnificent wreath from their own children. Rev. Fr. Arzt and choir sang requiem Mass. At its conclusion Father Arzt launched into a sermon which he made sublimely eulogistic and at the same time tempered with that un ostentatiousness with which the deceased had clothed herself in many philanthropies of purse and heart and head. Father Arzt portrayed her as one of the earliest settlers of the region; he portrayed her as a member of the Catholic church; he portrayed her as a Christian mother. He portrayed her as a mother who worked, the mother who prayed, the mother who stayed at home with her husband and helped him through all his trials, the mother who forsook clubs for her home; a mother that he offered up as an example to girls and young mothers of today as an ideal of motherhood and womanhood. It was a powerful and compelling forensic effort but it had an inspiration that ran the gamut from the extremely sublime to the beauty of thought. The remains were taken to St. Paul's cemetery, followed by a large cortege despite the inclement weather, where they found their last resting place. Father Arzt conducted a short service at the grave side. But though Father Arzt had known the deceased for nearly a score of years and had been close to her in church and quiet philanthropic work---thereby attaining splendid qualification for painting her life in words--- yet the real heart words of sorrow and loss and praise were those spoken by the friends of the early pioneer days, by those who knew her best because of the mighty test which was given character in those stern days when this region was "across the border." These pioneers are the ones who picture most beautifully the life of this wonderful woman. They remember her as the young matron who had preceded nearly all of them into this country to make her home with her husband in this Indian land---a willing and helpful partner in his ambitions to have a farm home and a land tenancy of his own. They remember her as the mother of the first white child born in Stearns county, Mrs. F. E. Minette of this city. They remember her in the fields, in the kitchen---everywhere she might aid her husband and her growing children. They remember her home as one from which no wanderer or visitor was ever turned away, whose board was always ample and open to all and whose shelter was always extended. It was in this home that the first Catholic services in this region were held---long before the church was established in Sauk Centre. Services were conducted at that time by wandering priests in these remote regions there being, weeks and sometimes months between their visits, but best remembered among them as a visitor to the Borgmann home administrator of the sacraments was Father Pierz whose name is perpetuated in memory by the town of Pierz in Morrison county. It was in this home that she reared her large and splendid family and where all but the two oldest children were born. They remember her for hundreds of little philanthropies of which they actually know and hundreds more of which they can only suspect. And as she has been the quiet, unostentatious philanthropist when the old farm was her home, so she continued during the twenty years she lived in the city and many a little "lift" was given with the beneficiary not knowing from whence it came. But the old pioneers dwell fondest on their recollection of her own wonderful personality. She was the essence in connection of gentleness, goodness, kindness, homeliness, motherliness---fair in her judgements, stern in her arraignments, complete in her forgiveness and with mercy toward all. All who knew her wonder at her wonderfulness. The pioneers recount in the trying days of the Sioux outbreak in 1862, when the Borgmann's were then living in Lake George, how the young mother bravely received from a half breed courier riding through the country to alarm the scattered white settlers the tidings of the Indian outbreak; how she assisted her husband to hitch and provision an ox team and wagon, grasped her two children (Mrs. F. E. Minette and Mrs. Peter Ehr) to her, and set off for the wild night drive across the country to St. Cloud and safety. Again, during the Sioux-Chippewa war they remember her as quietly enduring in her home twenty savages on the warpath and watched the redskins slaughter and devour the cattle which then represented a large part of the Borgmann fortune. It is small wonder that the old friends remember her best and grieve the most because of her passing. Antonette Schurmann was born April 18, 1835, in Reclinhausen, Germany. At the age of 18 years she came to America with her parents, who settled near Guttenberg, Iowa. At the age of twenty, on October 4, 1855 she was united in marriage to Ferdinand Borgmann. Two years later, in 1857, the couple came to Minnesota and settled at Lake George. A sister Mrs. Mary Felling, had previously located at Lake George. There the Borgmann's remained until the Sioux outbreak when they were compelled to flee with their two children. After the redskins were subdued the family returned to Lake George but in 1865 they purchased the homestead right and moved onto the farm 1 1/2 miles south of this city which remained their home until they moved into Sauk Centre about 20 years ago but which still remains in the family, being now the home of Henry Borgmann, a son. In those days they had as their nearest neighbors the Stephen Barnards, Fred Barnards, The Davis', The David Pangburns and William Pangburns. It was on this farm that Ferdinand Borgmann, aided by his wife, by thriftiness and hard work, laid the foundation for the building up of the present large holdings. Often Mrs. Borgmann was alone while her husband freighted to Fort Abercrombie to acquire ready money. It was also on this farm that ten of the twelve children were born and where all were reared. Five of the children died in infancy or youth. The seven surviving are Mrs. F. E. Minette, Mrs. Peter Ehr, Mrs. Peter Gaspard, Ferdinand J. Borgmann, Henry G. Borgmann, Mrs. Henry Thiers and George R. Borgmann. All of the children live in Sauk Centre except Mrs. Ehr, who resides in Minot, North Dakota, and who was not present at the death of her mother but attended the funeral. All the children are married and there are 37 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren living to mourn. The elder Borgmanns celebrated their golden wedding anniversary ten years ago. Two brothers and two sisters also survive: Fred Schurmann of this city; Mrs. Henrietta Voss and William Schurmann of Guttenberg, Iowa, and Mrs. Mary Felling of Lake George. Two brothers died a number of years ago. A sister, Mrs. C. G. Herberger, died in this city last December, and is survived by her husband. Mrs. Borgmann was a devout Catholic and Christian mother. She had been a member of St. Paul's church since its foundation and active in all its work and especially its charities and benevolences. She was a charter member of the Christian Mothers Society of the church, which succeeded the Altar Society and is the oldest organization of St. Paul's, and was always prominent in the benevolent work of the organization. She took great interest in and was a substantial friend of the St. Paul's parochial school and its pupils. At the funeral services the 150 children and their teachers attended in a body, occupying a section of the church. The little tots illy-concealed their grief over the death of their many-time benefactress. Home, family and church---with time always to give aid or help to the needy---occupied the life of Mrs. Borgmann and she belonged to no organization except the Christian Mothers. her family was the treat of her declining years. During all the days of her last illness, her husband, aged 91 years, also lay ill and bedridden in the family home and at time family and physicians despaired of his life. He is still in a precarious condition. Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Mrs. Peter Ehr, Minot, North Dakota; Fred Lux, Albany; Carl Minette and Miss Mabel Borgmann, who are attending the University of Minnesota; Anton Felling and Barney Felling of Lake George; George Herberger, Osakis; Edward Herberger, Minneapolis. BURIAL: St. Paul's Cemetery, Sauk Centre, MN


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