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Nicholas Fink

Born - January 3, 1874

Dubuque County, Iowa

Home - 1895 - Otter Creek, Jackson County, Iowa

Home - 1900 - Otter Creek, Jackson County, Iowa

Married -1900

Home - 1910 - Moreau, Butte County, South Dakota

Home - 1930 - Township 14, Butte County, South Dakota

Died - December 2, 1945

 Belle Fourche Hospital

Butte County, South Dakota

Buried - December 4,1945 - Hope Cemetery

Section E - Block 21 - Lot 8

Newell, Butte County, South Dakota




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Nick Fink Funeral

In Newell Tuesday


Funeral services were held at the Newell Congregational Church on Tuesday of this week for Nick Fink, well known ranchman for nearly 40 years in the Mason neighborhood, north of Newell.

Mr. Fink died Sunday morning in the Belle Fourche hospital, where he had been confined since last September. The religious rites were conducted by the Reverend Glen Van Vactor and funeral arrangements were under direction of Frost & Son Funeral home. Interment was in Newell cemetery.

Deceased was born at Dubuque, Iowa, on January 3, 1874.  He was married there in 1900 to Minnie Welty of Dubuque. That same year they came to Butte county and homesteaded near Mason, where they conducted a farm and livestock business until about seven years ago, when Mr. Fink was compelled to retire on account of failing health. Mrs. Fink died in 1941;

He is survived by one son, Glenn Fink, who now lives in Belle Fourche.

The Valley Irrigator

Newell, South Dakota

Thursday - December 6, 1945




Wife - Minnie (Welty) Fink

Born - June  27,1881

Zwingle, Jackson County, Iowa

Died - April 13, 1941

Butte County, South Dakota

Buried - April 17,1941 - Hope Cemetery

Section E - Block 21 - Lot 7

Newell, Butte County, South Dakota

Father - Henry Jacob Welty

Born - April 1858 - Iowa

Mother - Elizabeth Welty - Born - February 1865 - Iowa




Mrs. Nick Fink Dies

Sunday P.M. at Mason

Funeral Services for Pioneer

Butte County Lady to be Conducted

Here This Afternoon


Funeral services for Mrs. Nick Fink, 59, Butte county resident for more than 30 years, who died Sunday afternoon at the home of her son, Glenn Fink, near Mason, will be conducted here this afternoon at 2:00 o'clock.

Rev. Arthur Green, Congregational minister of Nisland, will conduct the services from the local Congregational Methodist church, and burial will be in the Newell cemetery.

Mrs. Fink had been ill for several years and passed away Sunday at 12:45 p.m.

Minnie Welty was born June 27, 1881, at Zwingle, Iowa, and resided there for many years, being married in Iowa in 1900 to Nick Fink and to this union one son, Glenn was born. Later the family lived for short periods in Minnesota and near Huron, and in 1909 came to Butte county, settling on a homestead where they have resided almost continuously since.

Three years ago when Mrs. Fink's health failed, they moved to Newell and last fall she went to Los Angeles, California, where she spent several months with her sister, in hopes of regaining her health. But failing this she returned in January to the home of her son, where she passed away.

Mrs. Fink was a loyal friend and fine neighbor and will be greatly missed by a host of friends.

She is survived by her widower, Nick Fink, and one son, Glenn, both of Mason; three grandchildren, Glenn Jr., Mary Lou and Gary Fink; a sister, Mrs. Irwin E. Cane, of Los Angeles, and a brother, "Butch" Welty of Kansas; other relatives and a large number of friends.

The Valley Irrigator

Newell, South Dakota

Thursday - April 17, 1941




Son - Glenn Welty Fink

Born - August 6,1901

Zwingle, Jackson County, Iowa

Married - December 5, 1931

Belle Fourche, Butte County, South Dakota

Died - July 26,1979

Belle Fourche, Butte County, South Dakota

Buried - July 30, 1979 - Pine Slope Cemetery

Belle Fourche, Butte County, South Dakota



Brother - John Fink

Born - December 6,1851

Württemberg, Germany


Sister- Anna Katharina (Fink) Mueller

Born -October 24, 1853

Württemberg, Germany


Brother - Leonard G Fink

Born -September 19, 1862

Dubuque County, Iowa


Sister - Mary (Fink) Welty

Born - May 11,1864

Dubuque County, Iowa


Brother - William Fink

Born - May1868

Dubuque County, Iowa



FatherGottlieb Fink

Mother - Eva Margaretha (Semert) Fink




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