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Louise (Kiel) Gebers -Crippen

Born - February 16, 1887

Gaylord, Smith County, Kansas

Died -October 19, 1973

Tecumseh Care Center

Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska

 Buried - October 21, 1973

Martin Luther Church Cemetery




Mrs. Louise Crippen

Mrs. Louis Crippen died at the Tecumseh Care Center in Tecumseh Friday morning, October 19, at the age of

86 years, 8 months and 3 days.

She was born at Gaylord, Kansas, February 16,1887, to Ferdinand and Ella (Johnson) Kiel. The family moved to a farm south of Johnson, where she lived until her marriage to Frederick W. Gebers of Johnson, January 24, 1904. They made their home on a farm northwest of the Martin Luther church.

Later they moved to the Brock community.

After her husbands death, she came to Tecumseh and worked as a

 practical nurse.

She married Frank E. Crippen of Omaha, September 20, 1946.

For 20 years, she was a member of the

St. John's Lutheran church of Tecumseh.

Survivors include three sons, Walter and Theodore Gebers of Tecumseh and Frederick of Tarzana, California, a daughter, Mrs. Forrest  (Lenar) Morrissey of Tecumseh, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Hattie Caspers of West Yellowstone, Montana.

Funeral services were held in St. John's Lutheran church Sunday afternoon with Rev. Karl Weinrich officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Conrad Deubler, Charles Hagelback, Ed Kuhl, Ernest Schaefer, Fred Guenther and William Meyer. Interment was in the Martin Luther church cemetery, south of Johnson.

The Tecumseh Chieftain


October 25, 1973





Former Johnson

Woman Expires


Marie Louise Crippen of Tecumseh died October 19 at the Tecumseh Care Center following a long period of ill health.


Born February 16, 1897 at Gaylord, Kansas, she was a daughter of Ferdinand and Ella (Johnson) Kiel. The family lived on a farm south of Johnson until her marriage to  Frederick W. Gebers.  The lived near Martin Luther church before moving to Brock. After Mr. Gebers death she lived at Tecumseh, where she worked as a practical nurse.


She was later married to Frank E. Crippen of Omaha, and was a member of St. John's Lutheran church at Tecumseh.


She is survived by three sons, Walter and Theodore of Tecumseh, and Frederick of Tarzana, California, a daughter, Mrs. Forrest Morrissey of Tecumseh; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Caspers of West Yellowstone, Montana.


Funeral services were held October 21 at St. Johns Lutheran church, Tecumseh, with burial in Martin Lutheran church cemetery south of Johnson.


Nemaha County Herald

October 26, 1973

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1stHusband - Frederick William Gebers

Born -  June 30,1880 -  Germany

Arrived USA - 1894

Married - January 24, 1904

Died - March 6, 1940

His Home, Near Brock, Nemaha County, Nebraska
Age - 59 Years, 8 Months and 5 Days

Buried - Martin Luther Church Cemetery
Nemaha County, Nebraska



Son - Walter T. Gebers

Born -  April 29, 1906

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died -  April 18, 1997

Buried - Monday, April 21, 1997

Tecumseh Cemetery

Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska


Son - Theodore Gebers

Born -  May 17, 1908 - Nebraska

Died -  December 1983

Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska


Daughter - Lenar (Gebers) Morrissey

Born -1913 - Nebraska

Husband - Forrest  Morrissey


Son - Frederick John Gebers

Born - May 6, 1921 - Nebraska

Married - June 30, 1946

Divorced - November 1974 -California

Died - May 21, 1978 - Riverside, California

Wife - Ruth M. (Hurych) Gebers

Born - 1922



2ndHusband - Franklin Everett Crippen

"Frank Crippen"

Born -  September 25, 1883

Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa

 Married - September 20, 1946

Died - August 24, 1966

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska

Buried - Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska
Plot: Section 24 -- Lot 197 -- Grave 2

1st Wife -Oma Bernice (Moore) Crippen

Father - John (Jack) Crippen

1855 - 1923

Mother - Mary Ann (Eason) Crippen

1853 -1934



Couple Were

Married In Nevada

Mrs. Lulu Gebers, formerly of Auburn, was married to Frank E. Crippen of Omaha at Lovelock, Nevada, September 20th by the Reverend R. H. Timberlake at the Grace Methodist Church.  Mrs. Crippen  just completed. a two month visit with her sister at West Yellowstone, Montana.

Mr. and Mrs. Crippen motored to San Francisco, where the visited her son, who was married June 30th to Miss Ruth Hurych of San Francisco.

They will visit Mr. Crippen's daughter in Los Angeles and other places on the coast

Nemaha County Herald


September 26, 1946




Sister - Julia E. "Lizzie" (Kiel) Dragoo

Born -June 19, 1885 - Nebraska

Died - March 11, 1967

Los Angeles, California

Sister- Minnie Francis Kiel

Born -July 19,1889 - Nebraska

Brother - Thomas H. E. Kiel

Born - June 6, 1891

Johnson, Nemaha County, Nebraska


Sister - Hattie (Kiel) Caspers

Born - April 27,1893 - Nebraska

Sister - Ethyl Harriet (Kiel) Eltiste

Born -September 24, 1900 - Nebraska


Father - John Henry Martin Ferdinand Kiel

Mother - Ella (Johnson) Kiel





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