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Ellen Lene (Rademacher) Rohrs

Born - Thursday, March16,1893

 Near Johnson, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Confirmed - Sunday, March 24, 1907

 St. John's Lutheran (Stone Church)

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - Sunday, February 11, 1917

Parsonage of the English Lutheran Church

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - Sunday, March 20,1966

 Tecumseh Hospital,  Johnson County, Nebraska

Buried - Wednesday, March 23,1966

Sheridan Cemetery

Section -9  Lot -62   Row -2

Auburn, Nemaha County Nebraska







Miss Ellen Rademacher and Verne Rohrs

Married Sunday



A marriage of particular interest to Auburn people was consummated, at the parsonage of the English Lutheran church on last Sunday afternoon, the contracting parties being Miss Ellen Rademacher and Mr. Verne Rohrs. These well known young people proceeded to the parsonage of the English Lutheran church where the ceremony that made them man and wife was performed by Rev. Martin Ritzen. The bride and groom were accompanied to the parsonage by a company of friends and relatives who witnessed the ceremony. Both are very well known in this community. The bride is a daughter of Heye Rademacher who lives south of Johnson and is a young woman who fully deserves the respect and admiration that have always been bestowed upon her. She is charming and accomplished and held in the very highest esteem by all who know her.

The groom is employed at the Andresen grocery and is a mighty fine young man. He is the son of Fred H. Rohrs and having been born and raised in this community the people have been able to judge of his worth and the verdict has been entirely in his favor. No young man is more respected and trusted. Mr. and Mrs. Rohrs will make their home in this city and their friends trust that the years to come may bring them the full measure of happiness and prosperity.





In Memoriam



Ellen L. Dirks


Ellen L. Dirks was born near Johnson on March 16, 1893, the daughter of Heye and Geska Rademacher. She passed away at the Tecumseh hospital on March 20, 1966, aged 73 years and four days.


She grew up in the Johnson vicinity where she attended school. She has lived most of her life in Nemaha county.


She was married to Vern Rohrs in 1917. He passed away in 1951. She returned to the Auburn community where she has made her home since

1962, when she was married to Wesley Dirks of Auburn.


She was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran (Stone Church) March 24, 1907. She later transferred to St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Auburn.


She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and three brothers.

She is survived y her husband, Wesley; two sons, Dennis Rohrs of White Water, Wisconsin, and Kenneth Rohrs of Fremont; one brother, Martin Rademacher of Johnson; three sisters, Mrs. Raymond Epley of Tecumseh, Mrs. Leo Glahn of Johnson and Mrs. Vera Gerdes of Lincoln; and

seven grandchildren.


Funeral services were held March 23 at St. Paul's Lutheran church in Auburn, conducted by Rev. Ron Norman. Music was by a quartet composed of Lois Schriefer, Walter Schlange, Mrs. Ron Norman and Herman Blinde.

Donna Caspers was organist.

Pallbearers were Ed Hanna, Phil Bohl, Ivan Epley, Dick Mahoney, Elmer Schlange and Don Rademacher. Mrs. Elmer Schlange and Mrs. William Knipe Sr., were in charge of flowers.


Burial was in the Sheridan Cemetery, with May and Timm in charge of arrangements.

Auburn Tribune

March 29, 1966




Veteran World War IHusband - Vernon Kirlin Rohrs

Veteran World War 1

Co 7 163rd Brigade

Born -October 10, 1893

Byron, Thayer County, Nebraska

Died - December 11, 1951

Veteran's Hospital -Lincoln, Nebraska

Buried - December 14, 1951

Sheridan Cemetery

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska



Son - Kenneth Vernon Rohrs

Born - March 18, 1924


Son - Dennis Kerlin Rohrs

Born - November 26, 1929



2ndHusband - George Wesley Dirks

Born - June 10, 1888 - Nebraska

Died - April 1987 - Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Father - Henry E. Dirks

Born - February 10, 1853 - Illinois

Married - March 7, 1878 - Nebraska,

Died -  April 13 1923 - Hobart, Kiowa County, Oklahoma

Mother - Mary (Rademacher) Dirks

Born - September1858 - Springfield, Illinois

Died - February 15 1942 - Hobart, Kiowa County, Oklahoma



Sister - Antje Margaretha Rademacher

Born - September 27, 1888

Died - June 29, 1897

Buried - Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery


Brother - Thomas Edward Rademacher

 Born - June 3, 1892
Johnson, Nemaha
County, Nebraska

Married - August 21, 1929

Died - May 2, 1965
Auburn, Nemaha
County, Nebraska

Wife - Helene Margaret (Frerichs) Rademacher

Born - 1897

Died - 1989 - Oakland, Burt County, Nebraska

Sister - Gertrude Amalie (Rademacher) Glahn

 Born - February 27, 1895
County, Nebraska

Married -  March 8, 1917

Died - January 25, 1988

Husband - Leo Henrich Glahn

Born -  November 8, 1888 - Missouri

Died - November 1981 - Nebraska


Sister - Margaretha Laroina (Rademacher) Epley

Born - September 15, 1896

Johnson, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - February 7, 1974

Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska

Buried - February 11, 1974

Clay Center, Clay County, Nebraska

Husband - Ray Allan Epley

Born -  January 22, 1899 - Elk Creek, Johnson County, Nebraska

Died -  October 16, 1962 - Clay Center, Clay County, Nebraska


Brother - Harm Jansen Rademacher

Born - June 20, 1898
Johnson, Nemaha
County, Nebraska

Died - June 11, 1954

Wife - Ruth Mae (Epley) Rademacher


Brother - Martin Didrich Rademacher

Born - December 28, 1901
Johnson, Nemaha
County, Nebraska

Married - February 24, 1938
Died - September 30, 1988
Tecumseh, Johnson
County, Nebraska

Wife - Elizabeth (Lingle) Rademacher

Born - May 17, 1909  Died - August 24, 1994


Brother - Roy Clarence Rademacher

Born - June 17, 1905

Johnson, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married -  February 8, 1934

 Died - February 21, 1965

Wife - Emma (Lomison) Rademacher


Sister - Vera Katherine (Rademacher) Gerdes

Born - June 10, 1910

Johnson, Nemaha County, Nebraska
Died - September 25, 1972
Iliff, Colorado

Husband - Glen Gerdes



Father - Heye H. Rademacher

Born - April 14, 1864 - Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois

Died - July 7, 1937 - Johnson, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Mother - Gesche T. (Evers) Rademacher

Born - September 1, 1868 - Nebraska

Died - June 24, 1942 - Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

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