Daniel Stimbert

[Daniel was a Pioneer of Traer, Decatur Co., Kansas. He homesteaded there in
1885. He moved back to Nebraska but his son John Stimbert stayed in Kansas
and raised his family there. Daniel was an founding member of the Traer
German Congregational Church.]

Hastings Daily Tribune, Hastings, Nebraska
Monday May 17 1926
Pg 3
Dies in Chair
Daniel Stimbert, 69, long time resident of Hastings [Nebraska] , was called
suddenly by death as he sat in his chair on the lawn of his home Saturday
afternoon. He has been suffering from heart disease for upwards of two years
buy apparently was feeling quite well when he walked outside.
A nephew, Albert Noelke, passed the house about a quarter of four and spoke
to Mr. Stimbert, who answered pleasantly. In less than fifteen minutes
Noelke again passed the uncle's home, and again addressed his relative, but
this time there was no reply. Death had also passed that way.
Funeral services will be held at the German Congregational church two miles
south of Inland on Tuesday at 2 p.m., but burial at the church cemetery.
[Note- body was removed to the Parkview Cemetery in Hastings, Adams Co., NE]
Mr. Stimbert lived at 430 East South street, and is survived by his wife and

Hastings Daily Tribune, Hastings, Nebraska
STIMBERT, Daniel - Died 4 p.m. Saturday, 430 east south street, age 69;
survived by his wife and a family; funeral at German Congregational Church
two miles south of Inland, 2 p.m. Tuesday, burial church cemetery.

Adams County Democrat, Nebraska
Thursday June 3 1926
pg 4
Daniel Stimbert, son of Benedict Stimbert and his wife, Mary, (nee Bittner)
was born in the city of New York, April 29, 1857 and passed away to his last
resting place at his home in Hastings, May 15, 1926, at four o'clock p.m.
When he was one year old his parents moved to Minonk, Illinois, where he
spent his childhood days and where he was confirmed Feb 16, 1873. In the
year of 1875 he moved with his parents to Inland. [Clay County, Nebraska]
December 12, 1880, he married Miss Helen Heye living with her in the holy
estate of matrimony for 46 years and five months. To this union three
children were born. Mary and John were born near Glenvil and Bertha was born
near Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas where the family moved to in 1885 to
take up a homestead. They moved back to Inland again August 3 1907,
remaining there until August 3 1919, when they moved to Hastings.

His health was ailing since 1915 owing to an injury received on his right
lung in a fall from a manure spreader.  Although he looked well, he was far
from being a strong man as he formerly was. His sickness finally developed
into heart trouble and physicians advised him not to work but keep himself
quiet, but this was hard for him to do and believing in his duty he worked
to the last. Saturday morning, May 15th, he arose at the usual hour, feeling
fairly well. He even remarked that last night's rest was the best he had for
some time. He ate a light breakfast and then worked around the house till
noon, eating his dinner with good appetite.  He then again did some light
work about the place after which he took his chair on the lawn under, the
shade trees where he fell asleep never to awake again here below.
Heart-trouble causing his death.

He leaves to mourn, his widow, Mrs. Helen Stimbert and three children, Miss
Mary Stimbert of Hastings; John Stimbert of Oberlin, Kansas; and Mrs. Frank
Fitzke of Inland, six grandchildren and Marie Fitzke, daughter of Frank
Fitzke, who from her childhood days made her home with Mr. and Mrs.
Stimbert. Two brothers, David and John Stimbert of Inland, and one sister,
Mrs. Louisa Weilage of Inland, three brothers-in-law, John Lofvenborg of
McCook, Fred Meisner of Ogden, Utah; Wm. Myer of Oxnard, California.  Two
sisters-in-law, Mrs. Jake Stimbert of Hastings, and Mrs. Ben Stimbert of
Lincoln.  Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.  Also thirty
nephews and nieces.

He died at the age of 69 years and 16 days.  Funeral services were held May
18th at the home and then at the Congregational church, south of Inland, of
which the family are members. Rev. Grief conducted the services in both
German and English languages. The church choir rendered serveral songs with
Mrs. Carl Worley as organist.
As it was God' So will our dear father has left us a vacant place in our
home which can never more be filled here on earth below but will some day be
reunited in Heaven above.

Submitted by:
Darla Stimbert