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From: "Kebis, Pamela E" <>
Subject: Brown County Newspaper Articles #3
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 11:34:26 -0700
More Brown County Newspaper Clippings. Pamela Kebis
New Ulm Journal, April 9, 1982
EINER E. KUELBS
Einar E. Kuelbs, 78, of 410 Ninth S. St. in New Ulm died at Sioux Valley
Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in
New Ulm, with burial in New Ulm City Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Friday at Firle Funeral Home in New Ulm, and
one hour before services at the church Saturday.
He is survived by his wife, Leona; son Gardell of Sleepy Eye; daughter
Mrs. James (Mary Ann) Broich of Sleepy Eye; five grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren; and brothers Louis and Bernard of Sleepy Eye and
Francis of New Ulm. He was preceded in death by a brother, Leslie.
He was born April 7, 1904, in Milford Township to Engelbert and Julia
(Lebert) Kuelbs. He was married to Leona Brand in New Ulm Nov. 4, 1925. He
hauled wood and gravel in Milford and West Newton townships for several
years and then farmed until 1957, when they moved to New Ulm. He worked for
Red Hen Produce until 1962 and had worked part-time at the Eichinger Farm &
Home store until his death.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in New Ulm.
Unknown Paper, Nov. 28, 1925
MRS. PETER HOFFMANN
Death claimed Mrs. Peter Hoffmann of Sleepy Eye last Saturday afternoon
at her home in Sleepy Eye after suffering for seven years with a lingering
illness. Three weeks ago her condition became serious and she was confined
to her bed.
Elizabeth Kuelbs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kuelbs, was born in Home
township, January 14, 1884, and was thus past her 41st birthday at the time
of her death. She grew to womanhood in Brown County and June 11, 1907 she
was united in marriage with Peter Hoffmann at the Catholic church in Sleepy
Eye. Following their marriage they settled on a farm in Home township and
four years ago they retired from farm life and moved to Sleepy Eye. One son
and two daughters, with the father survive to mourn their beloved mother and
wife. They are Norbert 15, Sella 11, and Alice 7. Mr. and Mrs. Mike
Kuelbs, the parents of the deceased and four brothers and nine sisters also
Funeral services were held at nine o'clock last Monday morning from St.
Mary's Catholic church, Father F.J. Schaefer, officiating and interment made
in the Catholic cemetery.
Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch, May 8, 1980
Leo (Red) Kuelbs, 72, of Home Township, died Tuesday, April 29 at
Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, where he had been a patient three
Funeral services were Friday at Union Congregational Church in Sleepy
Eye, with interment at Fort Ridgely Cemetery at Fairfax. Gravesite rites
were conducted by the Sleepy Eye American Legion and VFW.
He is survived by one son, Meryl of Redwood Falls, two daughters, Mrs.
Donald (Velma) Hale of Sleepy Eye and Mrs. Caryl (Judith) Evjen of Mound;
four brothers, Oren of Passaic, NJ, Albert of Mesa, Ariz., Michael of Spring
Valley, Calif., and Alvin of Sleepy Eye; and seven grandchildren.
He was born July 27, 1907 in Eden Township, son of Michael and Cora
Kuelbs. He was married to Newanna Murphy in Hutchinson December 27, 1953.
She preceded him in death in 1978. He was also preceded in death by three
brothers and one sister.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the Aleutian
Islands, Germany and France. After the war, he farmed in Home Township.
Casketbearers were: Joseph Mangen, Arnold Hinderman, Frederick Hoffman, and
He was also a member of the Sleepy Eye VFW and the Brown Count Farm
Bureau. Arrangements by Clow Funeral Home.
New Ulm Journal, April 25, 1977
MRS. KATHERINE G. BERTRAND
SLEEPY EYE - Mrs. Katherine G. Bertrand, 91, of Sleepy Eye, died Saturday
evening at the Sleepy Eye hospital.
Services will be at 12:30 P.M. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with
burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 3 p.m. today at the
O'Hare Funeral Home. A Christian Mother's rosary will be at 4 p.m. today at
the funeral home with a parish rosary at 8 p.m.
Survivors include a son, Francis of Sleepy Eye; three daughters, Mrs.
Arlene Hoffman, LaPuente, Calif.; Mrs. Wally (Marcella) Fahrion of San
Rafael, Calif.; and Mrs. Ellsworth (Helen) Johnson of Springfield; five
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gertrude Kuelbs of
Sleepy Eye; and Mrs. Eleanor Paulus of Conrad, Mont.
She was born Feb. 17, 1886, in Home Township to Mr. and Mrs. Michael
Kuelbs. She married Peter Bertrand in 1910 at St. Mary's. He died in 1960.
She was a lifelong resident of the Sleepy Eye area.
New Ulm Journal - March 9, 1988
OSCAR J. KUELBS
SLEEPY EYE - Oscar Joseph Kuelbs, 83, of 309 Linden St. S.E., Sleepy
Eye, died Monday, March 7, 1988 at the Sleepy Eye Municipal Hospital.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday at the Trinity Lutheran
Church, with burial in the Home Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. today and from 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday at
the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye and then at the church one
hour prior to service time.
He is survived by his wife, Irene (Kyar) Kuelbs of Sleep Eye; sisters,
Mary Strong of Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada, Belle Hale of Sleepy Eye
and Myrtle (Mrs. Elvin) Moeller of Minneapolis; brothers, Clarence of Sleepy
Eye and Walter of Franklin. He was preceded in death by his parents and two
sisters, Helen Weiss and Florence Hale.
He was born Sept. 11, 1904 at Home Township, Brown County to John and
May (Current) Kuelbs. He married Irene Kyar on April 20, 1934 at New Ulm.
After marriage they farmed in Sleepy Eye area until retiring in 1976 when
the moved into town. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed daily walks
throughout the neighborhood. He had been in failing health for the past
Journal - Feb. 17, 1984
CLEMENTS - Alois Kuelbs, 79, of Clements, died Wednesday at St. Mary's
Hospital in Long Beach, Calif.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic
Church in Clements, with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today at Nelson Funeral Home in Redwood
Falls, with a Catholic Aid rosary at 7:30 p.m. and parish prayer at the
He is survived by his wife, Lucille, of Clements; sons James of Madison,
Wis., and John of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; five grandchildren; sister
Marie King of San Bernardino, Calif.; and brothers Roman of Grove, Okla.,
Clovis of Franklin and Isadore of Clements. He was preceded in death by two
brothers and one sister.
He was born Sept. 19, 1904, in Clements, to Joseph and Barbara (Stitz)
Kuelbs. He was married Oct. 20, 1937. He was a Standard Oil bulk agent,
retiring in 1966. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Catholic
Aid Society and Forster's of Springfield, and was on the school board for
Journal - November 10, 1941
MRS. MICHAEL KUELBS DIES AT AGE 90
12 Children Survive; Funeral Planned Tuesday Morning
Mrs. Michael Kuelbs (Theresa Schissel,) 90, died at her home in Sleepy Eye
Saturday at 10 a.m. after being ill since August 1.
Born in Bavaria, Germany, October 2, 1851, she came to America and the
family settled at Port Washington, Wis. When 16 years of age Miss Schissel
came to New Ulm. This was following the Indian Massacre. In April 1867, she
was married to Michael Kuelbs at the Holy Trinity Catholic church in this
city. Fifteen children, three of whom preceded her in death, were born to
this union. They made their home on a farm near Essig for many years and
moved to Sleepy Eye some 35 years ago. Mr. Kuelbs died June 1, 1882.
The surviving children are: Michael, John, Engelbert, and Joseph Kuelbs,
Mrs. John Steffel, Mrs. Peter A. Bertrand; Mrs. A.P. Hoffmann, Mrs. Ida
Lemiux and Miss Gertrude Kuelbs, all of the Sleepy Eye community; Mrs. Wm.
Stockton, Fox Lake, Wis.; Mrs. Ed. Grimes, St. Paul; Mrs. Nick Paulus, Great
Two sisters also survive, and are: Mrs. John Wolf, Pontiac, Ill. and
Mrs. Anna Schetz, Port Washington, Wis.
There are 69 grandchildren, 106 great grandchildren and six great great
Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic church, Sleepy Eye,
Tuesday at 9 a.m. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic cemetery.
Mrs. Kuelbs was a member or the Christian Mothers' society or the
Sleepy Eye Catholic church.
Grandchildren of the deceased will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Wm. Stockton and Mrs. Ed. Grimes are the only children, who will
be unable to attend the funeral of their mother.
Review - June 13, 1928
WELL KNOWN RESIDENT OF COUNTY DIES AT SLEEPY EYE
Michael Kuelbs, a resident of Brown County for over sixty years died at
his home in Sleepy Eye last Friday morning at 12:30 after lingering illness
of several months duration. Blind for the past years Mr. Kuelbs had
handicapped, but remained in a happy state of mind nevertheless.
Some sixty years ago Mr. Kuelbs came to Brown county and settled in the
vicinity of Essig. He was active in the public life until about twenty-two
years ago when he moved to Sleepy Eye for his future home.
Michael Kuelbs was born in Germany on March 22, 1847, and when four years
of age his parents immigrated to this country, settling at Port Washington,
Wisconsin, where Mr. Kuelbs grew to manhood. He came to Brown county and in
1866, a few married to Miss Theresa Schossel, who still survives. They
immediately settled on a farm in Essig community, at that time but a vast
Fifteen children blessed this home, thirteen of whom survive.
Sixty-eight grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren also survive.
Journal - June 12, 1943
KUELBS FUNERAL SERVICE MONDAY NEAR SLEEPY EYE
Funeral services for John Kuelbs, 74, who died at the Sleepy Eye
Municipal hospital, 2 a.m. Friday, will be held at the Kuelbs farm home, 5½
miles northeast of Sleepy Eye in Home township Monday at 2 p.m. Burial will
be in the Current cemetery.
Mr. Kuelbs was born in Home township and was a lifelong resident of Brown
county. He had resided 42 years on the Kuelbs farm.
Born June 15, 1869, he was married to Miss Mae Current July 25, 1893, in
New Ulm. They would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, had
Mr. Kuelbs lived until July.
Mr. Kuelbs is survived by the widow and the following children: Mrs. John
Strong, British Columbia; Mrs. Mike Weiss, Grove City; Mrs. William Hale,
Franklin; Mrs. Edward Hale, Morgan: Clarence Kuelbs, at home; Oscar Kuelbs,
Evan; PFC Walter Kuelbs, Camp Philips, Kans., and Mrs. Victor Abelson,
There are 18 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Three brothers and eight sisters survive; Mike, Bert and Joseph Kuelbs,
near Sleepy Eye; Mrs. Ollie Hoffmann, Sleepy Eye; Mrs. Peter Bertrand,
Sleepy Eye; Mrs. Augusta Grimes, Sleepy Eye; Mrs. Ida Lemiuex, Sleepy Eye;
Mrs. Francis Steffel, Sleepy Eye; Miss Gertrude Kuelbs, Sleepy Eye; Mrs.
Nick Paulus, Great Falls, Mont., and Mrs. Annie Stockton, Wisconsin.
Journal - April 10, 1948
SERVICES FOR KUELBS SET FOR MONDAY
Funeral services of Michael Kuelbs, 80, who died Friday morning in a New
Ulm hospital, will be held at the Kuelbs home in Home township Monday.
Burial will be in the Fort Ridgely cemetery.
Michael Kuelbs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kuelbs, Sr., was born Dec.
22, 1867, in Home township and spent most of life there. He was married to
Miss Cora Case, July 6, 1898, in New Ulm. They went to a farm in Eden
township, which was the home for 14 years and then moved to the present farm
in Home township. This has been their home since.
Mrs. Kuelbs died in September 1944.
Mr. Kuelbs is survived by the following children: Eddie Kuelbs, Cass
Lake; Oren Kuelbs, Passaic, NJ; Robert Kuelbs, New Ulm; Albert Kuelbs,
Brainerd; Elmer Kuelbs, Sleepy Eye; Michael Kuelbs, Los Angeles, Calif.;
Mrs. Philip (Meta) Mazzola, Garfield, NJ.; and Leo and Alvin Kuelbs on the
He is survived by 11 sisters and 3 brothers. Three sisters and 1 brother
preceded him in death.