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OBIT: Herman Henry Binger 1868-1942

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OBIT: Herman Henry Binger 1868-1942

Posted: 1358472159000
Classification: Obituary
Funeral Services Held at Redfield. Services Conducted by Rev. A.L. Keller of American Lutheran Church. Burial Made at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

A feeling of deep sorrow past among friends when the death of Herman H. Binger was announced Wednesday morning after a short illness. Deceased was one of the most highly respectable in this county and in his home town he was the most prominent citizen.

Herman Henry Binger, 74 year old Tulare resident who died at his home March 11, was given funeral services March 14 at the Congregational church in Redfield with the Rev. A.L. Keller officiating, and burial was made at the Zion Lutheran cemetery in Buffalo township.

Herman Henry Binger was born the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Binger in Mecklenburg, Germany, Feb. 14, 1868. His parents came to this country when he was only a year old and settled in Morrisonville, Wisconsin.

He was confirmed at the age of 14 in the Lutheran faith. In 1886, he came with his parents to South Dakota, and homesteaded in Buffalo township. In 1889, he attended Redfield college and in 1890 attended Wartburg seminary. He taught school in Buffalo township for two years in 1891 and 1892. During his second year of teaching he was united in marriage to Emma Roeber, October 20, 1892. They lived on a farm in the same county until 1931. This union was blessed with twelve children, three of whom preceded him in death. For the last ten years, Mr. Binger had been secretary-treasurer of the Farmer's Lumber and Grain company of Tulare and Bonilla.

Mr. Binger left to mourn his loss his widow, six daughters, Mrs. Warner M. Hubbard, Le Mars, Ia.; Mrs. Ashbury Stromberg, Miss Florence Binger, N.Y.; Miss Edna Binger of Alpena, Mich.; Mrs. George Eitreim of Faith, S.D.; Mrs. Grant Hanson, Rock Island, Ill.; three sons, William, Sioux City; Herbert Henry and Ernest of Tulare; two sisters. Mrs. H.B. Roeber, Tulare and Mrs. Conrad Schaff, Logan, Kansas; seven grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

All of the sons and daughters and their families were able to attend the funeral and in addition, others here were Mr. and Mrs. George Eitreim, Sr., Garretson, S.D., F.J. Cross, Edwin Cross, and Eva Cross of Randolph, S.D., and Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Reese of Aberdeen.

Source: Newspaper clipping from a scrapbook belonging to my grandmother, Virginia (Roeber) Sires

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