Cemetery Interments

Walter William Niemann

File: 97

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Status:  Public = Public    
Plot Location:  N-07-05 Section:  N
Plot Status:  Interred Row:  07
Plot Type:  Plot
Date of Interment:  8/8/1938 Grave:  05

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Interred Name:  Walter William Niemann
Age:  33 Years, 1 Months, 4 Days SSN:  xxx-xx-
Date of Birth:  7/2/1905 Birth Certificate:  
Place of Birth:  Gordonville, MO
Date of Death:  8/6/1938 Death Certificate:  Niemann_Walter-Willam_1938.pdf
Place of Death:  Gordonville, MO

Family Pedigree Chart ....



 William H Niemann


 Walter William Niemann



Vernon Lynn Niemann





  Frieda I Sandvoss




       M: 01/01/1930 
       D: 08/06/1938 Death







 Clarence John Niemann




 Alvin William Henry Niemann




 Henry Herman Niemann




 Martin Joseph Niemann




 Lillian Albertine Macke




 William J Niemann






 Bertha Elizabeth Birk

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Cause of Death:  Automobile Accident

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Occupations:  Farmer
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Funeral Home ....

McCombs Funeral Home - Jackson, MO



Physical Address:

640 West Independence Street

Jackson, MO 63755-1204

Mailing Address:

640 West Independence Street

Jackson, MO 63755-1204



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 (573) 243-2424

Website - http://www.mccombsfuneralhome.com/

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Obituary ....

Two Killied in Motor Car Accidents Near Girardeau
Young Farmer Meets Death
Walter Niemann, 33, Meets Death

Thrown from the small pickup truck he was driving when it collided with a larger truck on Highway 25 near Gordonville shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday, Walter Niemann, 33 years old, a farmer, was almost instantly killed. He had started to Gordonville, which is a mile west of Highway 25, from his home on Highway 25, half a mile from the point of the accident.

Lacy Twidwell, a driver for Kasten Bros. Press Brick Co. of Jackson, was driving the trailer type Ford truck, which was returning from Campbell to Jackson after delivering a load of brick. Riding with Twidwell was Paul Smith, 226 South Pacific street, a cousin.

Drivers Confused.
Testimony at an inquest conducted by Coroner E. R. Trickey indicated that the driver became confused momentarily and the machines crashed together near the middle of the black-topped highway.

The verdict returned by the coroner's jury was: "We the jury, duly sworn by Coroner Trickey of Cape County, after hearing the evidence in this case find that the deceased Walter Niemann came to his death by accident due to wreck on Highway 25 between a model A Ford truck driven by Walter Niemann and a V-8 Ford truck owned by the Kasten Bros. Brick Co. and driven by Lacy Twidwell."

On the jury were A. H. Macke, foreman, Theodore Gross, Louis Summers, Fred Bodenstein, Walter Bodenstein and Norman H. Macke.

Witnesses at Inquest.
Paul Smith testified that he and Twidwell were not thrown from the cab, but that Niemann was thrown from his machine to the roadway. He said the machines struck rather side-to-side, the front of the Niemann truck being nearly demolished also.

He said he saw the Ford before the time of the collision and said the machines hit about 50 feet south of the service which is on the east side of Highway 25, facing west. The station is a short distance north of the Gordonville-Cape Girardeau road.

Smith said the smaller truck, going south, was in the middle of the road when near the filling station and that both drivers tried to pull out of the way of the other. They got confused or "mixed up" before the two trucks hit, he said. Driver is Witness.
Twidwell testified at the hearing that he saw the southbound truck and that it appeared that when Niemann saw the Kasten truck he evidently first tried to turn to his left to get out of the way then tried to turn back to his right side of the highway.

The big truck went into a ditch, the driver said. Twidwell estimated both he and Niemann were traveling about 25 miles an hour. He said Niemann's body was lying behind the Kasten truck when the accident was over, a wheel having passed over him. The young man died almost instantly, Twidwell testified.

Ollie Hitt, a farmer living east of Highway 25. who was standing at the door of the filling station, said he believed the northbound or Kasten truck was going about 40 or 45 miles an hour, but said he could not estimate the speed of the other machine. Mr. Hitt said he believed the Niemann truck was on the right hand side of the highway.

Thrown From Car.
Emil Overbeck, farmer of the community living four miles west of Gordonville, also at the filling station, said he saw Niemann driving on the highway in front of the station, headed south, with the bigger truck going north. He said he saw the northbound truck swerve to the left.

Overbeck said Niemann evidently was thrown out the right hand side of the small truck, and that wheels of the northbound truck ran over him. He said he believed the Kasten truck was going about 30 or 40 miles and hour and the Niemann truck about 15 or 20 miles an hour.

The highway slopes slightly at the point, with a southbound machine going up a slight grade. The accident was approximately 100 yards north of the point the highway and the Cape Girardeau road intersect.

The young man died of a jaw fracture and a broken neck, the coroner said today.

Native of Gordonville.
Mr. Niemann was born at Gordonville and spent his life in that community. He was married to Miss Frieda Santvoff January 1, 1930.

Besides his widow, he is survived by a son, Don Vernon; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Niemann; three brothers, Henry, Clarence and William, and a sister Miss Lillian, All of the Gordonville community.

The body was taken from the McCombs funeral establishment Sunday to the family home on Highway 25. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon from Christ Lutheran Church, at Gordonville, by Rev. G. B. Seboldt, Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church where, the Christ Church pastor going away on vacation.

Newspapers Published:
Monday, August 8, 1938 in the Southeast Missourian

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Book: Celebrating 100 Years in Christ 1899-1999
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