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Elsie Vera MILLER

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  • Name Elsie Vera MILLER 
    Born 31 Mar 1901  Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Dec 1988  Mapleton, Blue Earth, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 28 Dec 1988  Glenwood Cemetery, Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • South Dakota Births:
      Name: Elsie Miller
      31 Mar 1903
      Birth Cty: Minnehaha
      Father’s name: Max Miller
      Mother’s name: Ida Leubcher [sic]

      "Elsie went with my father's mother [Mrs. Adolph Miller] to Parker after my Mother died. My dad's mother took her right after Mother was killed. So we were never raised together, except for some times in the summer she would come for two-three weeks."

      "Elsie graduated from high school in Parker. She'd come home a couple 2-3 weeks in the summer time. "

      "She was eight when her Mother was killed."

      "Elsie stayed in Parker until she went to Mankato to go to Business College."

      At the time of the 1910 census, is living with her grandmother, Augusta Miller, in Parker, South Dakota.

      Is listed as living with her father in Minneahaha County, Wall Lake township, in the 1920 census.

      Obituary: The Free Press, Mankato, Saturday, Dec. 24, 1988:
      Elsie V. Strobel:
      Mankato--Services for Elsie Vera (Miller) Strobel, 87, Mankato, who died Friday, Dec. 23, 1988, at the Mapleton Nursing Home,will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Centenary United Methodist Church, Mankato, the Rev. Nancy Wheeler-Handlon officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Mankato.
      Visitation wiill be 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Landkamer’s Funeral Home, and one hour before services at the church.
      Mrs. Strobel was born in Tea, S.D., March 31, 1901, to Max and Ida (Leubecker) Miller. She graduated from Parker, S.D., High School, and attended Mankato Business College. She worked in the office of the registrar of deeds in Fairmont, and latter was secretary to the Martin County extension agent. She married G. Albert Strobel in Fairmont in 1923. They moved to Rapidan , where they lived for 10 years before moving to Worthington later, Owatonna. They moved to Mankato in 1940. Mrs. Strobel enjoyed raising fruit at her East Main Sreet Home, and had championship fruit displays at the Sate Fair for 10 consecutive years. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.
      Mrs. Strobel is survived by her husband, Albert; a son, Dr. Claire Strobel of rural Mapleton; a sister, Hazel Lowell of Sioux Falls, S.D.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.”

      SSDI: #472 76 1697; Born 31 Mar 1901; Died 23 Dec 1988; Res.: 56065, Mapleton, Blue Earth, MN

      U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2''7:
      Name: Elsie Vera Strobel [Elsie V Strobel] [Elsie Vera Mueller]
      SSN: 472761697
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Birth Date: 31 Mar 1901
      Birth Place: Wall Lake Ts, South Dakota
      Death Date: 23 Dec 1988
      Father: Max Mueller
      Mother: Ida Leubecher
      Type of Claime: Original SSN
      Notes: 17 Oct 1972: Name Listed as ELSIE VERA STROBEL; 03 Jan 1989: Name Listed as ELSIE V STROBEL.

      Minnesota Historical Society: Online transcription of death records in Minnesota:
      Strobel, Elsie Vera Miller
      Date of birth: 03/31/1901
      Mother’s maiden name: Leubecker
      Date of death: 12/23/1988
      County of death: Blue Earth, , ,

      Minnesota, Death Index:
      Name: Elsie Vera Miller Strobel
      Birth Date: 31 Mar 1901
      Death Date: 23 Dec 1988
      Mother's Maiden Name: Leubecker
      State File Number: 032099
      Certificate Number: 032099
      Certificate Year: 1988
      Record No. 2307202 [1, 2]
    Person ID I236  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 2 May 2016 

    Father Max MILLER,   b. 12 May 1871, Free State of Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1963, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Ida LEUBECHER,   b. 9 Mar 1872, Tann, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1909, Shindler, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1900  Shindler, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Miller, Max and wife, Ida Leubecher Miller.  Children.
    Miller, Max and wife, Ida Leubecher Miller. Children.
    L. to R.: Cliff, Hazel, and Elsie. Taken 1905.
    Miller, Max. Family.
    Miller, Max. Family.
    Front seat, L. to R.: Helen Leubecher Thompson, Max Miller. Back seat, L. to R.: Cliff Miller, Hazel Miller Lowell, and Augusta Leubecher. Taken sometime between 1910 and 1913.
    Miller, Max.  Family.
    Miller, Max. Family.
    L. to R.: Hazel Miller Lowell, Max Miller, Cliff Miller, Helen Leubecher Bates, and Elsie Miller Strobel. Taken around 1913.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Miller, Max and wife, Ida Leubecher Miller.  Wedding party.
    Miller, Max and wife, Ida Leubecher Miller. Wedding party.
    Wedding occurred on January 10, 1900 at Shindler, Minnehaha County, South Dakota.
    Headstones
    Miller, Max and Ida Leubecher Miller
    Miller, Max and Ida Leubecher Miller
    Histories
    Newspaper Articles.  Miller Family Reunion.  August 5, 1950.
    Newspaper Articles. Miller Family Reunion. August 5, 1950.
    Reunion was held at City Park, Parker, Turner County, South Dakota. Article appeared in the 10 Aug 1950 edition of The New Era newspaper, published in Parker, South Dakota.
    Family ID F77  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Max MILLER,   b. 12 May 1871, Free State of Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1963, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Ida LEUBECHER,   b. 9 Mar 1872, Tann, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1909, Shindler, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1900  Shindler, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Millers and Leubechers, 1905
    Millers and Leubechers, 1905
    Left to right:
    Clifford Miller on rocking horse; Max Miller; Anna Katharina "Kate" Leubecher; Ida Leubecher Miller; Herman Leubecher; Viola Miller; Children: Vera Holmes, Hazel Miller Lowell, and Elsie Miller
    Family ID F3617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gustav Albert “Al” STROBEL,   b. 29 Jul 1891, Jackson, Jackson, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1995, Mapleton, Blue Earth, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 104 years) 
    Married 1923  Fairmont, Martin, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Claire John Albert STROBEL
    Photos
    Strobel, Al and wife, Elsie Miller Strobel.  With Elsie's sister, Hazel Miller Lowell and George J. Lowell, Hazel's husband.
    Strobel, Al and wife, Elsie Miller Strobel. With Elsie's sister, Hazel Miller Lowell and George J. Lowell, Hazel's husband.
    Taken in 1961, possible at the Strobel home in Mankato, Minnesota.
    Histories At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F81  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Mar 1901 - Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1923 - Fairmont, Martin, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Dec 1988 - Mapleton, Blue Earth, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 28 Dec 1988 - Glenwood Cemetery, Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Miller, Cliff and sister, Elsie Miller.
    Miller, Cliff and sister, Elsie Miller.
    Strobel, Elsie Miller.
    Strobel, Elsie Miller.
    Miller, Augusta.  Family home in Parker, Turner County, South Dakota.
    Miller, Augusta. Family home in Parker, Turner County, South Dakota.
    Assumed to have been taken sometime between 1909 and 1918. Identity of individuals not confirmed, but it is possible that they are Viola Miller Collins (woman in center of photograph), Elsie Miller Strobel (child next to Viola), and Augusta Miller, woman at far right of picture. Assumed date based on the fact that Elsie went to live with her grandmother in Parker after the death of her mother in August 1909. The 1910 U.S. Federal Census lists Augusta, Viola, and Elsie living at their home in Parker. Home was listed as being on 3rd Street.
    Millers and Leubechers, 1905
    Millers and Leubechers, 1905
    Left to right:
    Clifford Miller on rocking horse; Max Miller; Anna Katharina "Kate" Leubecher; Ida Leubecher Miller; Herman Leubecher; Viola Miller; Children: Vera Holmes, Hazel Miller Lowell, and Elsie Miller

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Interview while driving to and from a family reunion at Flathead Lake, Montana.

    2. [S3] Interview.