At 3:30 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 28 1920 occurred the death of Joseph J. Lorenz at his home in this city, deceased succumbing to an ailment that had troubled him throughout the previous summer though he was confined to his bed only a matter of two weeks. Deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis eleven years ago the 13th of November and his final illness was no doubt traceable to that.
Joseph J Lorenz was born in Lehmhagen, Germany, Dec. 17th, 1844 and came to the United States in 1871. He was united in marriage to Amelia Meyer at Huntley, Ill., May 17, 1874. In March, 1887, they came to this county and took up there home on a farm two miles morthwest of St. James where they resided until deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis eleven years ago when they removed to this city where they have since resided.
Twelve children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz, one child, a girl, dying in infancy. With the sorrowing wife the remained eleven children are left to mourn the death of kind and loving husband and father. They are: Fred, Carl, Minnie, Herman and Mrs. Geo. Lunz of St. James, Mrs. R. Glasman of Comfrey, Frank of Sawyer, ND, Mrs. W. J. Abel of Hoffman, Minn., Mrs. J. P. Miller of New Ulm, Minn., John of Bertha, Minn., and Mrs. T. B. Noon of Chicago, Ill.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Pankow, were held at the home at 1:30 on Friday of last week, Dec. 31st, and at St. Paul's Lutheran church in this city at 2 o'clock, the remains being laid to rest at the Lutheran cemetery at Mt. Hope. To the sorrowing relatives the Independent extends sincere sympathy in which we are joined by a great host of friends of the departed and of the family.
St. James Independent, St. James, MN, Jan. 1, 1920

Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Amelia Lorenz, a pioneer mother of this county, Thursday afternoon. A short service was held at the Watonwan funeral Home at 3:30 o'clock and the main service was held at the St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church at 4 p.m. Rev. E.C. Birkholz officiated. The last rites were largely attended by relatives and friends. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery and the following friends were pallbearers: C.B. Engel, Matt Klaras, Geo. Stradtmann, Chas Rosing, Fred Kuecker and August Niemeier.
Mrs. Lorenz who was 83 years old died Monday, May 1, of infirmities of old age.
Miss Amelia Meyer was born on Jan. 9, 1856, at Grimmen Province of Pomerania, Germany, where she frew to young womanhood, receiving her religious instruction and education in her native land. On August 15, 1871, she arrived at Huntley, Ill., where she lived for a number of years. She was united in marriage at that place may 17, 1874, to Joseph Lorenz. In 1886 they moved to Watonwan county making their home on the old John Schutz place. Mr. Lorenz died Dec. 28, 1920, in St. James, the family having moved to this city prior to that time. Mrs. Lorenz lived in her own home in St. James for several years until she moved to La Salle and lived with her youngest son, Herman, a few years ago. the last two years she lived with her daughter (Mrs. Erickson), in Minneapolis.
Twelve children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz, nine of whom survive their mother. They are: Mrs. Rudolph Glassman (Lena), Welcome; Charlie of Butterfield R. 1.; Mrs. Wm. Able (Lizzie) of Hoffman, Minn.; Mrs. Jake Miller (Sophia), of New Ulm; John of Bertha, Minn.; Mrs. Wm. P. Grey (Augusta) of Columbus, Wis.; Mrs. Geo. Lunz (Emma) of Worthington; Mrs. Oscar Erickson (Minnie) of Minneapolis, and Herman of La Salle. The deceased children are; Fred, Frank and Annie. There are 62 grandchildren, making a total of 123 living decendants.
Mrs. Lorenz has been a member of the St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran church since 1890.
Watonwan County Plaindealer, St. James, MN, May 11, 1939

Mrs. Caroline M. Glasmann, 90, Ceylon, died Monday at the Schmidtke rest home in Ceylon from the infirmitties of age. She had been a resident of the home since early in October.
Mrs. Glasmann was born March 13, 1874 at Huntley, Ill., where she attended school. She was married April 24, 1894 at St. James to Rudolph Glasmann.
Mr. Glasmann was a wholesale meat distributor until 1930 when he opened a grocery store in Ceylon. He died in 1942.
Surviving are a son, Carl, of Osses, Minn., and a daughter, Minnie, of Ceylon. There are two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Four sisters are Mrs. William Abel of Hoffman, Minn.; Mrs. Jacob Miller of New Ulm; Mrs. William Grey of Mendota, Ill.; Mrs. Emma Lunz of Worthington.
Family services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Goodell Funeral Home in Ceylon, public services 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Ceylon with the Rev. W. G. Storm, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Lake Belt cemetery.
Friends may call at the Goodell Funeral Home in Ceylon until time of the family service after which the body will be taken to the church.
SOURCE: Fairmont Sentinel, Fairmont, MN

Rudolph Glasmann, 80, formerly operator of a small grocery store at Ceylon, died at the home of Mrs. Augusta Krueger where he lived with his wife and daughter, Minnie Glasmann, about 8:30 a.m. today. He had been ill for some time with infirmities of age.
The Glasmanns until recently made their home at the Otto Frits place on Bright lake. Mr. Fritz had planned to go to the army, so they moved to Ceylon and lived in the Krueger home.
Besides his wife and daughter, Mr. Glasmann leaves a son, Carl, at Minneapolis.
Mr. Glasmann was born in Germany Aug. 29, 1862. He came to this country and was naturalized in Watonwan county in 1897. For some years he operated a butcher shop in Comfrey.
In 1929 he went to Ceylon and opened a grocery store which he operated until 1935. Since that time he had been unemployed except at odd jobs.
Arrangements for the funeral had not been completed this afternoon.
SOURCE: Fairmont Independent, Fairmont, MN

Service for Miss Minnie Glasmann, 66, of 614 1/2 E. Fourth St., will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Olson Funeral Home of Fairmont, with burial at Lake Belt Cemetery.
Miss Glasmann died of leukemia at Methodist Hospital Rochester, where she had benn hospitalized since Aug. 2.
Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Sunday and until time of service Monday at the funeral home.
She was born Oct. 23, 1909 at Comfrey. She lived in Welcome and Ceylon before coming to Fairmont in 1965. Miss Glasmann did home nursing for many years.
Survivors include: one brother, Carl Glasmann of Osses.
SOURCE: Fairmont Sentinel, Fairmont, MN