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Born in Germany June 23, 1852
came to America 1881 and eventually homesteaded at Ainsworth, Nebraska in 1888
Married Ida Bessman on May 12, 1889
Children: Emma Bertha b. 1890 in Ainsworth, Nebraska
Wilhelmine "Minnie" b. 1891 in Ainsworth, Nebraska
Echen "Edith" b. 1893 in Ainsworth, Nebraska
Henry "Boney" b 1896 in Fairfax, SD
Died April 5, 1940 in Madison, Nebraska and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery

Transcription of text in obituary document:
Funeral Services Held Monday at M.E. Church, Henry Buschmeyer, one of the fine old men of Madison, peacefully slipped away into the other world on Friday evening, April 5, 1940, after more than a year old illness. He was 87 years, 9 months and 12 days old at the time of his death. 

He was born on June 23, 1852, at Badenhause, Westphalia, German. When 31 years of age he came to America, finding work on a farm near Detroit, Mich., and later at Hubbard, Iowa. In 1888 he moved to a homestead at Ainsworth, Nebr. At this place on May 12, 1889, he was united in marriage to Ida Bessmann. To this union were born three daughters and one son, all of whom survive their father. For 23 years the family lived at Fairfax, S.D. In 1918 the Buschmeyers came [back]to Nebraska, moving on a farm 14 miles west and three miles south of Madison. Mr. and Mrs. Buschmeyer retired from the farm in 1925 and have made Madison their home since. 

Mr. Buschmeyer was confirmed in the Lutheran church in Germany and held his membership and been an active worker in that church. He was one of the official members of the church at both Ainsworth and Fairfax and contributed largely in the building of new churches at each place. He was an excellent singer, a member of the church choir, and also played in the church orchestra. He loved music, sang teh grand old German hymns even to the day of his death. Mr. Buschmeyer was a highly-respected citizen of our community, his pleasant manners and kind disposition making him many friends. 

In addition to his beloved widow, he leaves his children, Mrs. Emma Leikes of Gregory, S.D., Mrs. Minnie Conway of Madison, Mrs. Edith Engelman of Marysville, MO., and a son, Henry, commonly known as Barney) - INSERTED NOTE BY CINDY CRANDALL: THIS IS WRONG - NICKNAME WAS BONEY - of Newman Grove. There are 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by all of his brothers and sisters, and by two grandchildren, Mrs. Videlia Hopka and Phyllis Conway.

Funeral Services were held Monday afternoon at the home and at the Methodist church, Rev. J.W. Ekwall being in charge.  Hymns were sung by Mrs. Gladys Steinbeck and Mrs. Bessie Robertson.  Burial was in the Crown Hill cemetery.

Submitted by Cindy Crandall<>


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