Augusta POMNITZ

Augusta POMNITZ

Female 1849 - 1925  (76 years)

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  • Name Augusta POMNITZ 
    Born 2 Jun 1849  Tann, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Dec 1925  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 10 Dec 1925  Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • "I can't remember whether they both came over together or not. They had the three girls, Kate, Bertha, and Ida, who were born in Germany. Helen and Herman were born in America. They came from Saxony. When they came over, they lived in a little tiny house north of the penitentary. It was a one room shack and they built an addition on it. But then there was a bad storm and it tore off the addition and half of the house. After that they didn't rebuild it. Then they bought the farm. They gardened for years. She used to tell how many pigs they sold, etc. In Germany, she used to tell that she walked to town 10 kilometers and back with produce. When they were on the farm they used to make butter and sell eggs in town. They had truck gardens. There was little house there and they added onto it. When Herman got married, Grandma and Grandpa moved into town to the five acres they had there which is where Lincoln High School is now. They did quite a lot of truck farming there but then they quit after they had gotten the farm paid for and they also were getting older. Then they sold that and moved into town. They moved into a little house on Center Avenue back of Old Saints School. That's where they were living when Grandma Leubecher passed away. Grandpa Leubecher had died three or four years before that. When my mother was killed when I was four I lived with Grandma Leubecher out on the farm. Helen worked in the bank downtown Sioux Falls. Cliff and I both stayed with Grandma after Mother was killed but the two of us got to be too much for Grandma to handle so Dad took Cliff. He was working at Humboldt, staying with his sister there and he took him for the last year. Elsie went with my father's Mother.

      "Was Grandma Leubecher a strong woman? Did she run the show? Yes, she was. Grandpa was very mean to Grandma and used to beat her up until the kids were big enough to step in. She was the strong person in the family."

      Passenger List Information:
      Arrival Date: 9 Jun 1883
      Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany and Southampton, England
      Destination: United States of Ameria
      Place of Origin: Germany
      Ship Name: Elbe
      Port of Arrival: New York
      Aug. Leubscher [sic], 33, female, wife
      Ida, 11, female, child
      Bertha, 8, female, child
      Anna, 6, female, child
      Charlotte Pomnitz, 26, female, none [one list records last name as: Pomnit]

      1905 South Dakota Census: Augusta H. Lubecher, age 56, Lincoln Cty, Springdale Twp, farmer’s wife, years in SD: 21; years in US: 22; father and mother born in Germany.

      1924 Sioux Falls, South Dakota City Directory:
      Lubeker Augusta, (wid Geo), r 1005 Center av.

      On Herman Leubecher’s death record, last name is listed as “Romnitz”.

      Death Certificate:
      Place of Death: Minnehaha County
      City: Sioux Falls
      1005 Center Ave.
      Full Name: Augusta Luebecher
      Residence: 1005 Center Ave.
      Length of Residence in city or town where death occured: 40 years.
      Sex: Female
      Widow
      Husband: George Luebecher
      Date of Birth: June 2, 1845
      Age: 80 years, 6 days, 6 months
      Occupation of Deceased: Retired
      Birthplace: Germany
      Name of father and mother: Unknown
      Birthplace of Father and Mother: Germany
      Informant: Mrs. Charles Wakey, Sioux Falls, SD
      Date of Dath: Dec. 8, 1925
      “I Hereby certify that I attended deceased from Nov. 18, 1925, to Dec. 8, 1925 that I last saw her alive on Dec. 8, 1925 and that death occured on the date stated above. The cause of death was as follows: dilated heart, duration 2 years.
      No operation preceded death. No autopsy was performed. Symptoms confirmed diagnosis of death.
      (Signed): A. J. Moe, M.D., 12/11/1925, Sioux Falls, SD
      Place of Burial: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD
      Dec. 10, 1925
      Undertaker: Miller Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, SD

      Obituary Announcement: The Daily Argus-Leader, Sioux Falls, S.D., Tuesday, December 8, 1925:
      “MRS. LEUBECHER DIES AT AGE 76; Aged Pioneer Woman Emigrated with Husband from Germany--Here Since ‘83.
      “Mrs. Augusta Leubecher, 76 years old and a resident here since 1883, passed away at 1:15 a.m. today after an illness of five months from a complication of ailments. Her home was at 1005 Center Ave.
      Mrs. Leubecher was born in Prussia, Germany, June 2, 1849. In 1871 she was united in marriage to George Leubecher, and in 1882 they emigrated to America with three children. They lived in Pittsburgh, Pa., for eight months and then came to Sioux Falls. Her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Ida Miller, preceded her in death.
      The Leubechers first lived on North Phillips avenue. Later they moved on a farm eight miles southeast of the city, and afer 25 years retired and returned to the city.
      Mrs. Leubecher is survived by one son, H. G. Leubecher, who resides on the home farm; three daughters, Mr. W. J. Buswell, Toppenish, Wash., Mrs. John Hommes, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs. Charles Wakey, city; and six grandchildren. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran church.
      Funeral arrangements were not completed today. The remains were at the Miller Funeral Home.”


      Obituary/Funeral Announcement The Daily Argus-Leader, Sioux Falls, S.D., Wednesday, December 9, 1925:
      “LEUBECHER FUNERAL THURSDAY AFTERNOON”
      “Funeral services for Mrs. Augusta Leubecher, pioneer who died yesterday at the age of 76, will be held at 2:30 Thursday at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fourteenth and Minnesota. The Rev. G. A. Troemel will officiate. Burial will be in the family lot in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. Pallbearers will be Henry Luhra, A. W. Semmons, Charles Eckert, Will Brooks, J. H. Ruvald, and E. W. Hobson. The funeral will be directed by I. D. Miller.” [1]
    Person ID I248  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2016 

    Father ? POMNITZ 
    Mother ? ? 
    Family ID F835  Group Sheet

    Family George LEUBECHER,   b. 23 Nov 1836, Tann, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1921, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Aft 1862  Free State of Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. 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)
    +2. Amalia Bertha LEUBECHER,   b. 27 Oct 1874, Wendershausen, Tann, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1940, Seymour, Baylor, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Anna Katharina LEUBECHER,   b. 9 Dec 1876, Wendershausen, Tann, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1959, Toppenish, Yakima, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +4. Herman George LEUBECHER,   b. 23 Jul 1884, Minnehaha Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1972, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +5. Augusta Helen LEUBECHER,   b. 16 Jun 1889, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1981, Stanwood, Snohomish, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Photos
    Leubecher, George and wife, Augusta Pomnitz Leubecher.
    Leubecher, George and wife, Augusta Pomnitz Leubecher.
    Sitting outside their homestead in southeastern South Dakota.
    Leubecher, Augusta Pomnitz.  Children.
    Leubecher, Augusta Pomnitz. Children.
    Taken sometime in 1882 or 1883 in Germany, before Augusta and her three daughters arrived in the U.S. on 9 Jun 1883. L. to R.: Bertha, Augusta, Kate, and Ida.
    Leubecher, George and wife, Augusta Pomnitz Leubecher. Family.
    Leubecher, George and wife, Augusta Pomnitz Leubecher. Family.
    Back row, L. to R.: Herman Leubecher, Augusta Pomnitz Leubecher, George Leubecher, John Hommes, Front row, L. to R.: Kate Leubecher, Bertha Leubecher Hommes.
    Leubecher sisters.
    Leubecher sisters.
    L. to R.: Bertha, Helen, and Kate.
    Leubecher, George and Augusta Pomnitz Leubecher. Family.
    Leubecher, George and Augusta Pomnitz Leubecher. Family.
    L. to R.: George Leubecher, Carl A. Bergmann (son of George Leubecher from first marriage who was adopted by another family), Bertha (?), Kate (?), Herman.
    Leubecher, George and wife, Augusta Pomnitz Leubecher.
    Leubecher, George and wife, Augusta Pomnitz Leubecher.
    Headstones
    Leubecher, George and Augusta Pomnitz Leubecher.
    Leubecher, George and Augusta Pomnitz Leubecher.
    Histories
    Stories.  Leubecher Family Biographies.
    Stories. Leubecher Family Biographies.
    Brief biographies of three generations of Leubechers who farmed land outside of Sioux Falls, South Dakota: George and Augusta Leubecher; Herman and Iva Leubecher; and Rex and Ruby Leubecher. These bios were written by Rex and Ruby Leubecher. Date of writing unknown. Publication in which these bios appeared is also unknown.
    Last Modified 8 May 2017 
    Family ID F85  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jun 1849 - Tann, Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Aft 1862 - Free State of Saxony, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Dec 1925 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Dec 1925 - Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Leubecher, Augusta.
    Leubecher, Augusta.
    Leubecher, Augusta and grandchildren, Hazel Miller Lowell and Cliff Miller.
    Leubecher, Augusta and grandchildren, Hazel Miller Lowell and Cliff Miller.
    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.

    Documents
    Death. Leubecher, Augusta Pomnitz.  Death Certificate.
    Death. Leubecher, Augusta Pomnitz. Death Certificate.
    Died 8 December 1905.
    Land Records.  Miller, Max.  Purchases Miller homestead farm from mother and siblings, after the death of his father.  1911.
    Land Records. Miller, Max. Purchases Miller homestead farm from mother and siblings, after the death of his father. 1911.
    Adolph Miller died in 1901. After his death, his wife, Augusta, and his children Paul, Hulda, Rudolph, Viola, and Max, jointly owned Adolph Miller's homestead farm. In 1911, Max bought out the interests of his mother and siblings and became sole owner of the Miller homestead farm.

    Headstones
    Leubecher, Augusta Pomnitz
    Leubecher, Augusta Pomnitz

    Histories
    Diaries.  Leubecher, Augusta Pomnitz.  'Diary.'
    Diaries. Leubecher, Augusta Pomnitz. "Diary."
    Written from 1880 to 1925, while living on a farm outside Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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