Catherine "Kate" Becker Niessing

Mrs. Henry Niessing, a resident of this community for 67 years, died early Tuesday morning in a Lincoln hospital, after a brief illness, having been taken to the hospital the previous day.

Catherine Niessing, daughter of John and Mary Becker, was born October 21, 1872. When she was seven years of age, the family moved to Nebraska.

On May 27, 1890, she married Henry Niessing at the Catholic church in Exeter. Mrs. Niessing spent the remaining years of her life on a farm near Exeter. Mr. and Mrs. Niessing observed their golden wedding anniversary in 1940.

Mrs. Niessing was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. John Sptiz; three brothers, John, Jake and Henry Becker; and one sister Mrs. Matt Harre.

She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Anna; son-in-law, John Spitz; four brothers, Joe, William. Pete and George, all of Exeter; four sisters, Mrs. Herb Jansen, O'Neill, Nebraska, Mrs. Minnie Dumpert, Exeter, Mrs. Josephine Judge, Atkinson, and Mrs. Henry Geiger, Seward; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The Rosary was recited at the Farmer Funeral Home on Wednesday evening and the funeral Mass was was said at 10 o'clock this morning at St. Stephen's Catholic Church by Father Antochowski, the pastor. Burial was in the Exeter Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Leo Koehn, Henry Olsen, Roy Eberhardt, Henry Ekeler, Frank Ekeler and George O'Dea.

Fillmore County News
Exeter, Nebraska
Thursday, May 1, 1947


Henry Niessing

Henry Niessing, son of Herman and Marie Niessing, was born in Bocholt, Germany, January 1, 1867, and departed this life July 15, 1947, at the age of 80 years, 6 months and 14 days. He came to America at the age of 17 years and spent the rest of his life in and around Exeter.

On May 27, 1890, he was united in marriage to Catherine Becker at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Exeter. To this union were born two daughters.

His wife preceded him in death April 29, 1947, and daughter Mary (Mrs. John Spitz) four years ago. Surviving to mourn his death are his daughter Anna; two grandsons, one great grandson; one son-in-law; other relatives and many friends.

Mr. Niessing lived in this community 63 years and on his farm north of town more than 50 years. He was a kind husband and father, a good neighbor and an outstanding example of fine manhood, who made his full contribution to the community where he lived a long life time.

Funeral services were held Thursday morning, July 17, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, where Mr. Niessing was a faithful parishioner for more than half a century. Burial was in the Exeter, Cemetery.

Fillmore County News
Exeter, Nebraska
Thursday, July 24, 1947