Name: Lydia Ann BOYER
Birth: 31 JAN 1873 in Clear Springs, Cedar, MO 1
Death: 11 JAN 1951 in Waverly, Bremer, IA 1
Burial: 13 JAN 1951 Pelican Rapids, Otter Tail, MN, Lakeview 1
[Krebs from Shirley Christensen Mar 06.FTW]
Father's military record gives her birth date as Jan. 30, 1872, Listi ng
in her own handwriting gives her birth as Jan. 31, 1873.
Birthplace given as Clay Co., MO in Karen Finley's record which is in
correct acccording to Lydia's own Mother's handwritten li sting, "Clea r
Springs Cedar Co. Mo where you were borned Lydia"
Moved to Io wa in 1874 w/parents. Married George Krebs and lived in
LaPorte City, IA. Ji m Lockhart reports that Gramma Lydia received mo ney
from her father's estate and moved to Sabin, MN in 1903. Supposed ly
Grampa George had a job in Fargo , ND. Moved to Maplewood near Pel ican
Rapids, MN in 1909 where they farmed until 1931.
Worked in sewing shop in Kalamazoo, MI at one time as a young girl .
[Can't say where this information came from, but will leave it her e
un til repudiated or substantiated--sac.] Was seamstress in LaPort e City,
Was Methodist -- lived in Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Minnes ota.
Obi tuary in Pelican Rapids Press, P.R. Minn: __ Jan 1951:
Mrs. Lydia Krebs Dies I n Iowa; Funeral Held Here
Mrs. Lydia Krebs, a resident of the Pelican Rapids c ommunity for f
orty years, passed away Jan. 11th at the home of her son, Mart in Kreb s,
at Waverly, Iowa, where she was visiting. Lydia A. Krebs was th e eldest
daughter of Margaret and Andrew Boyer. She was born in Ceda r County ,
Missouri Jan. 31, 1873. In 1874 her parents moved to Iow a where she
gre w to womanhood.
March 25, 1896 she was united in marriae to George Krebs of La Port e
City, Iowa. They moved to Sabin, Minn. in 1903. They came to Peli ca n
Rapids in 1909, where they farmed until 1931.
To this union 8 children wer e born: Arthur, Mrs. Louis Berg (Lenor a),
Mrs. Donald Peck (Frances), Mrs. F rancis Nelson (Erna) all of Pel ican
Rapids; Mrs. Ernest Bice (Genevive) of W aubun; Martin of Waverly , Iowa;
Mrs. Julius Hushagen (Alice) of Waterloo, IA , and Mrs. Richar d Dankert
(Marguerite) of Austin, Minn; 3 sisters, Mary Sec rest of Wa terloo, Ia.;
Mae Roster of Jesup, Ia.; Mrs. W. H. Harris [Ida] of Lo s Angeles,
Calif.; 22 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, niece s an d mephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
On Dec. 20 s he suffered a slight stroke and fell, breaking her col lar
bone at the home o f her son at Waverly, Ia. She seemed to be rec overing
until Jan. 9 when she had a severe heart attack and had to b e
hospitalized. The children were ca lled to her bedside and all wit h the
exception of Arthur saw her before she passed away Jan. 11 at t he age of
77 years, 11 mo. and 10 days.
She led a v ery active and useful life not being ill until this sho rt
Memoria l services were held at the Cleveland Chapel at Waverly, Ia .
Jan. 13 by the Rev. Glenn McMichael, as she had been baptized and r eared
a Methodist. Many relatives from Iowa attended this service . The body
was then brought by am bulance to Pelican Rapids, where se rvices were
conducted by Rev. Shelby at t he Congregational church. M rs. T. O.
Tabbut rendered two vocal solos, "The Old Rugged Cross" an d "Beautiful
Isle of Somewhere", accompanied by Margot S toffel.
Pallbearers were: Mr. Sherman, Mr. Peck, Sr., Sylvester Plummer, G
e orge and John Femling and Roy Goeke. Interment was made beside he r
husband at the Lake View cemetery.
The Scambler Ladies' Aid, of which she used to be a member, serve d
lunch in the Followship Center.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Krebs o f Waverly, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. Richard Da
nkert of Austin, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. B ice and Avis, Mrs. Robert Bice a nd
Mrs. Floyd Milsten of Waubun were out of town guests...[End of und ated
George Julius KREBS b: 13 NOV 1864 in La Porte City, Black Hawk Co., Iowa, USA
24 MAR 1896
in LaPorte City, Blackhawk Co., IA
24 MAR 1896
in LaPorte City, Black Hawk, IA 1
- Arthur Sterling KREBS b: 19 MAY 1897 in LaPorte City, Big Creek Twp., Black Hawk, IA
- Genevieve Imus (Ines) KREBS b: 5 OCT 1898 in Hammerville, Homer Twp., Buchanan, IA
- Martin Andrew KREBS b: 16 OCT 1900 in Brandon, Buchanan, IA
- Lenora May KREBS b: 25 APR 1903 in Sabin, Clay, MN
- Frances Marie KREBS b: 24 MAR 1905 in Sabin, Clay, MN
- Alice Catherine KREBS b: 9 SEP 1907 in Sabin, Clay, MN
- Erna Lillian KREBS b: 28 SEP 1910 in Pelican Rapids, Otter Tail, MN, Maplewood
- Marguerite Clarissa KREBS b: 14 SEP 1912 in Pelican Rapids, Maplewood Twp., Otter Tail, MN
- Title: Krebs from Shirley Christensen Mar 06.FTW