Alfred Horstman

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Name Alfred Horstman
Born 1883-06-19 Scott County, Iowa
Gender M
Died 1966-07 Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming
Buried Horstman Plot, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming
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Father August Gustav Heinrich Horstman b. (1855-11-30, Brackrade, Oldenberg, Germany) d. (1942-01-03, Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa)
Mother Fredericka Ernestina Eggert b. (1860-06-20, Beuchow Insel Rugen, Germany) d. (1953-07-03, 611 South Main Street, Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa)
Married 1880-12-10, Lowden, Cedar County, Iowa
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Family Ruth Elizabeth North b. (1884-09-15, Minnesota) d. (1977-05, Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming)
Married 1921-00-00, Thermopolis, Wyoming
Children 2 Living
1 Elizabeth Horstman
3 Living


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August Heinrich and Fredericka Horstman Family - circa 1915
Back row from left: Charles, Edward, Paul, August Heinrich, Alfred, August Dietric, Otto.
Front row from left: Eitel, Fredericka, Fannie, August Frederick. c. 1915
Alfred and Ruth Horstman
Alfred and Ruth Elisabeth Horstman née North

Dear Roger,
Thank you for the note and picture–the two people are my parents Ruth Elizabeth and Alfred Horstman and in all probability the pic was taken before I was born. I would guess between 1921 and 1923, Inasmuch as he was a telegrapher with the Chicago and Northwestern RR it could have been at the time of their wedding in Thermopolis, WY in 1921.

Bob H
Thermopolis, Wyoming c. 1921
Horstman Family
Horstman family group photo - Possibly taken at the passing of August Frederick Horstman in 1920? This photo seems to be taken circa 1928 based on the appearance of Carl Edgar Horstman (b 1915) in similar photos. I do not show any immediate family members passing in the 1928 time frame.
611 South Main Street, Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa


Alfred born June 19, 1883; served in WW I, moved to Wyoming in 1920 and married Ruth North. He worked for the Northwestern Railroad as telegrapher for 38 years. Died 1966 at age 84.

Alfred Horstman, 84, 1865 Westridge Terrace, died suddenly Monday afternoon at his house. Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Mr. Horstman was born June 9, 1883 at Battle Creek, Iowa and after serving n WW1, came to Wyoming in 1920. He was united in marriage to Ruth at Thermopolis in 1921. He worked for the Northwestern Railroad as a telegrapher, a position he held for 35 years.

Survivors include his wife, three children, Mr. Dwight Clements of Elmwood, Neb.; Mrs. John Rachov of Billings, Mont.; and Dr. Robert Horstman of Torrance, Calif.; five brothers, Edward of Davenport, IA., Charles H. of Denver, Colo., Paul of Battle Creek, Iowa, Eitel of Cherokee, Iowa, and eight grandchildren, Carl Horstman of Casper is a nephew. Funeral services will be held in Casper and are to be announced later by the Horstman-Cay Mortuary.