Johann F Reher Obituary

Johann Frederick Reher

From the Saturday, November 15, 1924 Grand Island Independent:

Johann F. Reher

Johann F Reher passed away at the St. Francis hospital at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, at the age of 84 years. Mr. Reher was born in Schleswig-Holstein, German, and was united in marriage in that country. He and his wife and two children came to America when the deceased was 33 years of age and came at once to Hall County, where they have resided ever since. He was, therefore, 51 years a resident of this community and lived through some of the trying times of the early years, including the grasshopper siege.

Ernest Reher, the son, and Mrs. Emma Scheel, one of the daughters, were born in Germany, a second daughter, Mrs. Carl Stoltenberg being born in Hall County. There are also many grandchildren and his widow to mourn his loss.

Funeral services will be held from the home place, two and one half miles east and one half mile south of the Gulzow corner, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. H. Schumann officiating.

For the past three months Mr. Reher had been totally blind and, unfortunately, about ten days ago, sustained a fractured hip as the result of a fall from a chair.

The family is one of the oldest and most widely known on the Island and, unquestionably, a legion of friends will pay their last respects to the deceased as they also tender their sympathy with the bereaved ones.


The above obituary says "..... and his widow to mourn his loss."
This is an error.
Johann's first wife, mother of his three children, was Sophie M Vogt.
She died on November 10, 1894 in Hall County, Nebraska. She was 59.
Two years later, Johann married Sophia Rohlf who's first husband John Schuller had passed away. Sophia died in January of 1907. (see her obituary below)
Sophia Rohlf and her parents came over to America on the same ship, at the same time as Johann Reher and his family.
As far as I know, he did not marry again.

Johann Frederick Reher
Born: January 2, 1840 Bebensee, Segeberg, Holstein, Germany
Died: November 15, 1924 Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska


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