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Paul Herman Gobber

Born - Monday, July 27, 1903

Family Home Near Diller

Jefferson County, Nebraska

Baptized - Sunday, September 6, 1903

Confirmed - Sunday, August 31, 1919

Saint James Lutheran Church

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - Thursday, May 24, 1928

Saint Paul's Lutheran Church

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - Sunday, December 11, 1966

Nemaha County Hospital

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - Wednesday, December 14, 1966

Saint James Lutheran Cemetery

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Aged - 63 Years, 4 Months, 14 Days



Paul Herman Gobber


Paul Herman Gobber, son of Dietrich F. and Wilhelmine (Koppelmann) Gobber, was born July 27, 1903 at Diller, one of seven children. He was baptized in infancy in the family church. When he was about three, the family moved to Nemaha County.
He received his education in the public schools of Nemaha County, and grew to young manhood in this same community. He attended St. James Lutheran church and received his confirmation there on August 31, 1919 by Reverend E. F. Geyer.
On May 24, 1928 Paul was united in marriage with Helen W. Bohling at St. Paul (Hickory Grove) Lutheran church. To this union four children were born.
After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Gobber settled on a farm a few miles east of Elk Creek. They lived there until May of this year when they moved into Johnson. Mr. Gobber held offices on the school board and also on the church council.
About two years ago Mr. Gobber's health began to fail. He entered the Nemaha County Hospital December 8, where he passed away December 11, 1966. He had reached the age of 63 years, four months and 14 days.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by one sister.
Survivors include his wife, Helen; four children; Arnold Paul Gobber of Elk Creek, Evelyn Joan Gobber of Alexandria, Virginia, Mrs. Roger Broady of Auburn, and Mrs. Duane Wendelin of Lincoln; one daughter-in-law; Orva Jean; two sons-in-law, Five brothers and sisters, Mrs. Edwin Ottemann of Johnson, Fred H. Gobber of Table Rock, Mrs. Orvin Volker of Elk Creek, Otto F. Gobber of Elk Creek and Mrs. Alvin Oestmann of Elk Creek; four grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held December 14 at St. James Lutheran Church, conducted by Rev. Carl O. Carlson. Carolyn Burow was organist.
Pall bears were Dean Volker, Ervin Gobber, Robert Gobber, John Lunzmann, Arnold Ottemann and LaVern Oestmann. Mr. and Mrs. Erhard Oestmann were in charge of flowers. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Auburn Press - Tribune


December 20, 1966




Buried - Saint James Lutheran Cemetery






Wife - Helene Anna Wilhelmine (Bohling) Gobber

Helen Gobber

Born - November 11, 1909

Family Home Near

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska



Son - Arnold Paul Gobber

Born - December 30, 1934


Daughter - Evelyn Joan (Gobber) Greenlee

Born - August 22, 1937


Daughter - Edith Marcelle (Gobber) Broady

Born - November 27, 1939


Daughter - Ruth Margene (Gobber) Wendelin

Born - August 1, 1941



Sister - Sophia Marie (Gobber) Lunzmann

Born - October 8, 1889

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - September 8, 1910

Humboldt, Richardson County, Nebraska

Died -  June 30, 1962

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Husband - John Frederick Lunzmann

Born - April 28, 1889  ۩ Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - May 17, 1949  ۩ Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska


Sister - Marie Sophie (Gobber) Ottemann

"Mary Ottemann"

Born - September 22, 1892

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - August 31, 1916

Saint James Lutheran Church

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - June 26, 1983

Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska

Husband - Edwin Ottemann

Born -October 5, 1892  ۩ Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died -January 10, 1989

Humboldt Hospital, Richardson County, Nebraska


Brother - Fritz Heinrich Ferdinand Gobber

"Fred Gobber"

Born - December 29, 1895

 Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - October 2, 1919

Saint James Lutheran Church, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - August 25, 1989

Humboldt, Richardson County, Nebraska

Buried - Saint James Lutheran Cemetery

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Wife - Christena Maria (Knipplemeyer) Gobber

Born - September 21, 1896  ۩ Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - August 27, 1982  ۩ Humboldt, Richardson County, Nebraska


Sister - Emma Anna (Gobber) Volker

Born - December 18, 1898

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married  - May 22, 1919

Saint James Lutheran Church, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - October 20,  1982

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Husband - Orvin Arthur Volker

Born - July 9, 1893  ۩ Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - June 16, 1978  ۩ Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska


Brother - Otto Friedrich Wilhelm Gobber

Born - February 3, 1901 - Nebraska

Married - May 28, 1925

Saint Paul Hickory Grove Church

 Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died -  December 24, 1982

Tecumseh Care Center

Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska

Wife - Emma Anna Sophia (Oestmann) Gobber

Born - September 16, 1903 ۩ Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - October 20, 1982

Maple Grove Nursing Home, Tecumseh,  Johnson County, Nebraska


Sister - Della Emma (Gobber) Oestmann

Born - February 19, 1906

Family Home Near Diller, Jefferson County, Nebraska



Father - Johann Dietrich Frederick Gobber

Born - March 21, 1865 - Hanover, Germany

Married - February 26, 1888 - Bucken, Germany

Died - August 15,1928 - Nemaha County, Nebraska


Mother - Dorothea Sophie Wilhelmine (Kappleman) Gobber

Born - December 6, 1862 -  Hanover, Germany

Arrived USA - March 7, 1888

Died - August 11, 1940 - Nemaha County, Nebraska



Helen (Bohling) Gobber Esther (Bohling) Goering


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