John Henry Hoebing 1848-1934
Breda News, November 27, 1934
John H. Hoebing Died In Oklahoma
Passed Away Friday, November 16, Following Extended
Illness - Formerly Lived Here
WAS NEARLY 86 YEARS OLD
Mrs. B G. Schettler received the sad news of the death
of her father, John H. Hoebing, which occurred Friday, November
16, at 1:45 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Schettler and H. J. Nieland left Saturday
to attend the funeral.
John Hoebing, son of Henry and Christina Hoebing,
was born in the woods near Quincy, Illinois, on November 26, 1848.
At the time of his death he was 85 years, 11 months and 21 days
old. He received his early education in the schools at Quincy, and
later attended St. Francis college at that place. In the spring
of 1870, with the intention of visiting Minneapolis and St. Paul,
he took a ferry boat and sailed up the Mississippi. He stopped at
Dubuque and Delaware county. While in Delaware county he secured
a position as teach in the parochial school at Petersburg, where
he continued to teach for a number of years.
On May 8, 1878, he was united in marriage to Angela
Nieland. They resided at Petersburg for three years, during which
time Mr. Hoebing continued to teach school. In 1876 they moved to
Sac county while the country was still virgin prairie and endured
the hardships of pioneer settlers of those days. During the winter
months he taught in neighboring country schools, and was also much
interested in politics. Being much interested in Travel and having
already seen many of the states of the union, he joined the First
American Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1899.
In the spring of 1890 they moved to a farm a short
distance north of Breda where they resided until 1902, when they
moved to a farm near Okarche, Oklahoma. They resided there until
1911 when they retired from active labor and moved to Okarche, where
Mr. Hoebing served the town as mayor for several years. In 1923
they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at which all the
living children were present.
and Mrs. Hoebing were the parents of eleven children of whom six
preceded then in death. Mrs. Hoebing died on February 27, 1925.
He lived alone until September 3, 1925, when he married
Mrs. Bertha Moser of Pittsburg [sic], Pennsylvania.
Photo at right shows John Henry Hoebing and
his second wife, Bertha Moser
Mr. Hoebings illness dates back to the spring of 1926
when he was seriously injured in a runaway accident. Since that
time he has been failing in health and has been confined to his
home for the last three years. On October 26, he was injured in
a fall, caused by paralysis, and since that time has been bedfast.
He continued to grow weaker until the time of his death. He passed
from this life well fortified with the last rites of the Catholic
He is preceded in death by his wife and six children.
Leaving to morn are his wife, three sons and two daughters; Emma,
Mrs. B.G. Schettler of this place; Frances, Mrs. Ed Bosold of Early;
George of Chickasha, Okla.; Ed, of Okarche, Okla.; Leonard of Boulder
City, Nevada. He is also survived by an aged brother Anton of Quincy,
Illinois, a stepson Frank Moser of Pittsburg [sic], thirty one grandchildren
and the great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at Holy
Trinity church at Okarche and interment took place in the Catholic
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