PIERCE COUNTY CALL; Pierce, Nebraska; March 16, 1922
Henry Buckendahl, Sr., one of the old and respected residents of Pierce and Pierce County, died at the home of his son, H.C. Buckendahl, last Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock of general debility.
Heinrich Chris Buckendahl, was born at Hanover, Germany, on January 1, 1837, and died at Pierce, Nebraska, on March 10, 1922 aged 85 years, 2 months, and 10 days.
He was married in March, 1864, to Miss Dorothea Warneke.
In 1870 they came to the United States, locating on a homestead northeast of Pierce. Here the couple raised a family and battled with the fortunes of life on the Nebraska prairies.
Seven children came to bless the union - four sons and three daughters. One son died in early childhood. Those surviving are Mesdmes. Albert Otto and Richard Breyer, of Pierce, and Sophia Hensky of Wakefield, and Henry C., Herman W., and William all of Pierce, also 47 grandchildren and 49 great grandchildren.
Mr. Buckendahl was one of the charter members of St. John's Lutheran Church, northeast of Pierce, which was organized 51 years ago. About 20 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Buckendahl retired from the farm and moved to Pierce. Mrs. Buckendahl died seven years ago. Since that time he has lived with his son, Henry.
Funeral services were held at the Zion Lutheran Church Monday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. M.F. Scheips. These services were attended by a large concourse of old friends and neighbors who came to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed. Interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery east of Pierce.
PIERCE COUNTY CALL; Pierce, Nebraska; September 17, 1914
Death of Grandma Buckendahl
Softly and silently as the shades of night the spirit of Grandma Buckendahl passed the portals which open to the boundless realms of immorality. Her death came peacefully at the home last Saturday evening, the 12th inst., after a short illness due to her advanced age.
Deceased was born in Dreyling, Hanover province, Germany, on August 6, 1839, being 75 years of age. Her maiden name was Dorothea Warneke. She grew to womanhood in the Fatherland and in 1863 was united in marriage to Henry Buckendahl. Forty-five years ago they came to America, locating on the old homestead, five and one-half miles east of Pierce. Here on the virgin prairies they established a home and reared a large family. In those early days of privations and self sacrifice she played a prominent part. She was the good Samaritan to neighbors for miles around and ministered to the distressed and nursed the sick. Her home for many years was a veritable haven of rest and shelter.
Mrs. Buckendahl is survived by her husband who is 75 years of age and three sons and three daughters, viz: William, Henry, Herman, Mrs. Albert Otto, Mrs. Richard Breyer, all of Pierce, and Mrs. Ernest Henchke, of Wakefield. One son Carl, died at the age of 12 years.
Funeral services were held at Zion's Lutheran church in Pierce Tuesday afternoon, Rev. M.F. Scheips preaching the sermon while the church choir rendered appropriate music. Interment was made in the Lutheran cemetery east of Pierce. The pall bearers were Frank A. Schulz, Wm. Sporleder, Wm. Korth, Fred Splittgerber, Ernest Peters and Ed Wichman.
The whole community is debtor to this grand women for her pure and unselfish life, for her unfailing and generous service and unwavering friendship in those pioneer days. Her memory whether in life or death will ever be a rich inheritance, and especially to the children and grandchildren.