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Thomas H. E. Kiel

Born - June 6, 1891

Farm South East of

Johnson, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - December 2, 1924

Died - Thursday, July 13,1939

 Auburn Hospital, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - Sheridan Cemetery

Section-4   Lot-A662-789   Row-12

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska


Buried - Sheridan Cemetery - Auburn, Nebraska


Thomas Kiel's Wife

Husband of Adele Kiel




Tom Kiel Succumbs

Very Suddenly


Thomas Kiel, longtime resident of this community, passed away at 11:40 Thursday, evening, July 13, at the Auburn hospital, after an illness of only a few days. He was 48 years of age. On Tuesday afternoon, July 11, he was admitted for an operation for acute appendicitis, and came out of it well, being in the best of spirits until Thursday noon when complications set in. Everything possible was done to help him, but to no avail. His death came as a complete surprise to his relatives and wide circle of friends, all of whom were deeply grieved to learn of his passing.

Thomas Kiel was born June 6, 1891, on a farm south east of

Johnson. At an early age he was baptized, and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at the Stone Church, by Rev. J. H. Dirks.

On December 2, 1924, he was united in marriage to

Adele Petersen, and they established their home in

Johnson where he engaged in the barber trade. The past few years, however, he had been employed at the Wolfe Model Barber shop in Auburn and it had been the custom to spend the winter months in Auburn, returning early each spring to Johnson.

A few months ago he sold his property and with his wife moved to Auburn to make their home. Tom was widely loved for his

kindhearted and friendliness for everyone he knew.

Surviving to mourn his loss are his wife Adele, four sisters,

Mrs. Lizzie Whittenmeyer, Lincoln, Mrs. Lulu Gebers, Brock,

Mrs. Hattie Caspers, West Yellowstone, Montana; and

Mrs. Ethel Eltiste, Johnson, in addition

to several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev, J, Laverne Jay, were held Sunday, July 16, at the First Methodist Church in Auburn.

 Music was furnished by a quartet composed of Donald Crow,

Mrs. George Davis, Mrs. Floyd Pohlman

and R. R. Blankenship who sang four hymns.

In charge of flowers were Mrs. Harvey Harkins, Frank Goit and Mrs. Dick Chrisinger. Pallbearers were Harvey Harkins, Frank Goit,

Elmer Schumaker, Ray Thompson, George Davis and Dale Stuck. Interment was in Sheridan cemetery at Auburn.

Those from a distance who came to attend the funeral were

Mrs. Lizzie Whittenmeyer, Lincoln; Ethel Mae Whittenmeyer,

Los Angeles, California; Mrs. and Mrs. Forrest Morrissey, Tecumseh; Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. Fred Burgess, Mr. and

Mrs. True Johnson, all of Murray, Iowa;

Lewis Peterson, Cambridge; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Erickson and Gertrude, Fairbury; Mr. and Mrs. Will Peterson and

Mr. and Mrs. Wilgart, all of Palmer, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Martin and Mrs. Harold Martin of Chillicothe, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. George Grueber and William Hoops of Byron, Nebraska.


 Johnson News

Johnson, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Thursday, July 20, 1939




Wife - Adele H. (Peterson) Kiel Lowrey

Born - June 23, 1898 

۩ Died - February 14, 1980

Buried - Sheridan Cemetery

Section-4   Lot-A662-789   Row-12

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Father - Henry F. Peterson

Born -1855 - Germany

Mother - Emma Peterson

Born -1869 - Germany


Final Rites For

Mrs. Lowrey


Mrs. Adele Lowrey, a native of Auburn, died Feb. 14 at the Nemaha County Hospital at the age of 81. She had been in ill health for some time.


She was married in 1925 to Thomas Kiel, who died in 1939. In 1942 she married to Ed Lowrey. and they lived in Hastings for a few years before moving to Missouri where they farmed. In 1966 they returned to Auburn. Mr. Lowrey died in 1968.


Survivors include two brothers, Henry Petersen of Johnson and Herbert Petersen of Auburn; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Dettmer and Mrs. Sophie Yelkin of Auburn; one brother-in-law, Leonard Lunzmann of Auburn.


Funeral services were held Feb. 18 at Casey-Wittzenburg chapel, conducted by Rev. Frank Zimmerman.

Burial was in Sheridan cemetery.


Auburn Press - Tribune

February 19, 1980

Front Page




Sister - Julia Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Kiel) Draggo

Born - June 19, 1885 - Nebraska


Sister - Louise (Kiel) Crippen

Born - February 16, 1887

Gaylord, Kansas

Sister - Minnie Francis Kiel

Born - July 19,1889


Sister - Hattie (Kiel) Caspers

Born - April 27,1893 - Nebraska

Gallatin County, Montana


Sister - Ethyl Harriet (Kiel) Eltiste

Born -September 24, 1900


Father - John Henry Martin Ferdinand Kiel

Mother - Ella (Johnson) Kiel






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