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Johannes Heinrich Ehm

Henry Ehm

Born - November 28, 1892

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Veteran World War 1

Died - October 6, 1982

Phillips County Hospital

Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas

Buried - Saturday, October 9, 1982

Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas



Henry Ehm

Henry John Ehm, oldest son of John and Kunigunda Ehm, was born November 28, 1892, near Phillipsburg and passed away at the Phillips County Hospital October 6, 1982, at the age of 89 years, 11 months and 8 days. He was baptized shortly after his birth at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church by Pastor T. Schultz and confirmed in April 1906 by Pastor Dahlke.

On May 17, 1917, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Frieda Zimmerman. They made their home on a farm until 1952 when they moved to Phillipsburg. Their union was blessed with two sons, Arthur and Warren. Warren passed away at the age of six years.

Henry served in the U. S. Army in World War I. He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church at Stuttgart until 1966, having served on the Church Council for 21 years. He was County Commissioner for eight years. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church at the time of his death.

Henry was preceded in death by his loving wife, Frieda in 1964, his parents, one son and one brother.

In February 1966, he was united in marriage to Ida Novak at Zion Lutheran Church by Pastor Victor Anderson. They lived happily for over sixteen years.

The survivors include his beloved wife, Ida, of the home; one son, Arthur and his wife, Alice; three grandchildren: Donald and his wife, Saundra and three great-grandchildren: Mike, Brenda and Caci, Larned Kansas; Richard, Kansas City, Betty and her husband, Harvey, Kearney, Nebraska; three brothers, Arnold and his wife, Minnie and William and

his wife, Gladys, Phillipsburg and Alvin and his wife, Sally, San Diego, California; two sisters, Mary Vogel and Frieda Vogel, both of Phillipsburg; one brother-in-law, Arthur Zimmerman and his wife, Vera, Rich Hill, Missouri, sister in-law, Ann Ehm and Margaret Novak, Phillipsburg, Esther Novak, Logan and Bertha Novak, Nebraska City; nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

He will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him, as he was always kind and ready to help in time of need. May he rest in peace.

Memorial services were held Saturday, October 9, at 2 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Duane Levin officiating. Shirley Beim was organist for congregational singing.

Casket bearers were Loren Ehm, Loren Grau, Gerald Bethke, Virgil Ehm, Arnold Ehm, Arnold Vogel, Fred Flanigan and Leonard Preuss. Interment was in the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Stuttgart.



We wish to express our sincere appreciation for the many expressions of sympathy, lovely cards, floral offerings, memorial gifts and food brought to our homes and for the many kind deeds of thoughtfulness at the time of the loss of our loved one. We desire to express special thanks to Pastor Zurek for his visits, prayers and comforting words and also to Pastor Levin for his participation in the funeral and burial services. We thank the Zion Lutheran ladies who served lunch afterwards. Thanks also are extended to Dr.’s Musser and Wyse for their professional care and to Olin Bean for neighborly deeds in time of need. We appreciate the comforting music played by Shirley Beim. To all of you we express our love and appreciation for your kindness and help.

Sincerely, The Family of Henry Ehm

Phillips County Review


October 14, 1982



1st Wife- Frieda M. (Zimmerman) Ehm

Born - March 9,1894 - Kansas

Baptized - 1894

Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Married -May 17, 1917

Died - March 6, 1964

Buried - Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery



Son - Arthur J. Ehm

Born - January 19, 1919

Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas


Son - Warren Leonard Ehm

Born - January 14, 1923 - Phillips County, Kansas

Died- April 2, 1929 - Age 6 Years Old

Buried - Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas



2nd Wife - Ida Ann (Novak) Ehm

Born - June 15, 1904

Phillips County, Kansas

Baptized - July 4, 1904

Married - February 13, 1966

Zion Lutheran Church

Belmont Township, Phillips County, Kansas

Died - August 17, 1996



Ida Ehm

Ida Novak Ehm, youngest of six children, was born June 15, 1904 to Charles Novak and Marie Glock Novak on a farm northwest of Logan. She became a child of God through Holy Baptism on July 3, 1904 with Pastor J. Pirner officiating. After being instructed with a class of seven, she renewed her faith by being confirmed April 20, 1919 with Pastor A. Meyries at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Logan, officiating. Her confirmation text was taken from Psalms 37:5 “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him and he shall bring it to pass.” From this memory verse, she drew great comfort and inspiration, having a firm faith in Jesus Christ as her savior, to endure all the trials of her life with strength and courage. She was blesses by being the last of her confirmation class to survive. She worked in the Sunday school and served as superintendent for many years.

Ida lived with her parents on the farm until 1929 when she joined her two sisters in Denver, taking her high school and business training, graduating from Opportunity School with the Class of 1933. In 1935, the three sisters were called home by the serious illness and death of their father. Ida stayed with her mother on the farm until 1946. In May of that year, her mother suffered a vascular accident and was advised by her doctor to see specialists in Hays and Denver, but no help could be given. Two of the sisters stayed on the farm with their mother until she passed away in December of 1946.

In the spring of 1947, they went back to Denver, returning to Kansas in 1958 and resided in their home in Phillipsburg, which the sisters purchased in 1952.

In 1966 she was joined in holy matrimony with Henry Ehm at Zion Lutheran Church in Phillipsburg with Pastor Victor Anderson officiating. Henry passed away in 1982. Ida continued to live alone until the Lord called her home on August 17, 1996, having reached the age of 92.

Ida was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church for over 50 years, then a member of the Zion Lutheran Church until her death.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Esther Noval, Logan; niece and nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, August 22 at 2 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor’s Don Swanson and Ruth Swanson officiating.

The congregation sand “How Great Thou Art” and “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” accompanied by Alice Novak.

Caskets bearers were: Olin Bean, Virgil and Donald Ehm, Marvin Eden, Louis Novak and Warren Hoffman.

Interment was in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Phillips County.

Arrangements were handled by Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel.



We appreciate the many kindnesses extended to us at the time of Ida’s death. The flowers, memorial contributions, cards and calls, as well as your attendance at the service, were so important to us. A special thank you to Rev. and Mrs. Swanson for their words of encouragement and to the Zion Lutheran Church for our lunch the day of the service.

The Family of Ida Novak Ehm


Phillips County Review


August 29, 1996




Sister - Mary Kunigunde (Ehm) Vogel

Born -December 2, 1889


Sister - Freida Christina (Ehm) Vogel

Born - September 7, 1895


Sister - Louise Katarina Ehm

Born - 1897 - Infant Death


Brother - John Friedrich Ehm

Born - April 18, 1899


Brother - William Karl Ehm

Born - May2,1903


Brother - Arnold August Ehm

Born - July 22, 1905


Brother - Alvin Georg Ehm

Born - October  31, 1907



Father -Johannes Ehm

Mother - Kunigunde (Eltiste) Ehm


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