Fannie Horstman

Type Value
Name Fannie Horstman
Born 1895-01-22
Gender F
Died 1982-07 Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa
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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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Fannie Horstman Circa 1935
Fannie Horstman Circa 1935 c. 1935
Fannie Horstman
Ida Grove Cemetery, Ida Grove, Ida County, IA, USA
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
Horstman Family
From left, August, Fredericka, Mary, Fanny, Theresa and Edward c. 1945
Horstman and Conrad Family
Photo taken at the farm of August Dietrick and Mary Theresa Horstman - NE corner of Garfield Township, section 20. See 1920 Farm Atlas
From back left, unknown, Mary Horstman, Augusta Bertha Conrad, unknown, unknown, unknown and unknown
From middle left, D. W. Conrad, August Heinrich Horstman, Fannie Horstman, August Dietrick Horstman and Leonard August Horstman Sr.
From front left, Fred Horstman and Cecilia Horstman c. 1925
Horstman Group
Fannie, Violet, Paul and Dora Horstman
611 South Main Street, Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa
Fannie Horstman with Viola
Taken in Los Angeles, CA on a visit to visit Leonard August Horstman Sr. and family c. 1955
Fannie Horstman with Leonard Sr. and Violet Horstman née Paddison
Fannie Horstman on a trip to Los Angeles, CA to visit Leonard A. Horstman Sr. family
Taken on side of house at 14502 Elmcroft Ave. Norwalk, CA
14502 Elmcroft Ave., Norwalk, Los Angeles County, California c. 1955
Fannie Horstman and Theresa Horstman née Homrighausen
In Edward A. Horstman’s Buick
August D. and Mary Horstman with Fannie Horstman
From left: Mary Theresa Horstman nee Diimig, August Dietrick Horstman and Fannie Horstman. Taken at Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota
Mt Rushmore, South Dakota 1941-09
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


1 NOTE Fannie never married. She lived in the house that her parents built in Ida Grove until her death. She and her brothers inherited the house from her parents. All of the brothers signed the house over to Fannie except Ed and August. When she died the house was sold without a clear title. She had a life long friend named Viola Lloyd. Viola lived several blocks West of Fannie in Ida Grove.

The following was written on 01-19-2008 by Lue Baker who lived next door to Fanny Horstman (from 1957- 1971) at 607 Main St. Ida Grove, Iowa

Judith, Were one of the sons Eidle and the daughter Fannie? I grew next door to a Fannie Horstman in Ida Grove. She had never married as far as I know and her age was such that your grandparents could be her parents. Eitel, Fannie’s younger brother, came to live with her after being released from the mental hospital in Cherokee where he had been a patient most of his adult life. He was quite harmless and, although he seemed to be able to hear, he never spoke to us.

Roger, Thank you so much for the information and picture (sent early photo of Fanny’s house at 611 So. Main). What a loss to have removed the porches and the staircase. My family lived in the house in the background of the picture you sent from 1957- 1971 (607 Main). We had a wonderful front porch on the front of our house but it was torn off in 1968 because of wood rot in the supports underneath. I remember Mother wanted to rebuild the open porch but Dad wanted to enclose it for a home office. Dad won that one. My family moved to a farm 3 miles north of town in August of 71. We probably saw each other when you were visiting.

I don’t remember the fence from the picture but there was a large tree at the corner which was taken down in the late 50’s (I was about 7) Fannie was so concerned one of the neighhood kids would get hurt that she called the parents and told them her property was off-limits until the work was done. A few days later my younger brother ran into the stump (he was 5 and just learning to ride a two-wheeler), flipped over the handlebars are had a big bump on his forehead. Fanny felt horrible. Another time she called my mother that another brother who was about 3, was playing with a small bear in the back yard. Mother explained that the animal was a new puppy (a Schipperkee) and that it did indeed look like a very small bear cub. They had a good laugh and Mother thanked her for her concern. Fannie was not really sociable as in she rarely initiated a conversation but was a friendly in a reserved way when approached and a concerned neighbor. I remember once after I helped her rake her lawn and she took me into the kitchen for cookies and lemonade.

When Eitel came to live with her I was in high early school. My older brother was still in high school so it must have been 1966-1968 (he graduated in 68). She contacted all the neighbors to assure everyone he was harmless but that he was not communicative. When he arrived she showed him the property lines and he never crossed them. He walked her sidewalk daily and would turn around and back up until his heels touched the designated line on the sidewalk. He also took care of the lawn with an old reel push mower. He seemed to be a gentle soul. If I remember correctly he fell from a hay mow in his late teens and never fully recovered. He apparently went to Cherokee shortly thereafter.

I am guessing the grand staircase was enclosed when the upstairs was converted to an apartment. I was up there quite a few times as we were friends with the family who lived there for quite a few years. Their son was the same age as another brother (I have 4 brothers and a sister).

From Connie Horstman 01-19-2008

Thanks, Roger….this was very interesting… I have the picture of the Horstman house in Ida Grove…it was such a grand house in those days. I was surprised she, Lu Baker, had thought Eitel had fallen from a hay mow. What I always thought/heard was that he became depressed when WW1 started, afraid to go to war, like his older brother did. (I have a postcard booklet from Ed when he was in Germany, all German, and I can’t read a word of it) Also pictures from then. My dad even told me Eitel ‘just sat on the couch in the house and didn’t go outside to work) and that was before he was sent to Cherokee. I was Eitel’s payee for his SSI payments, and he was a gentle soul. When he died there were 12 of us at his funeral. I put a thankyou in the paper to the Morningside care center for their care. I wish I still had it, and maybe I do, if I look hard enough. Isn’t it interesting to read someone’s memories of Aunt Fannie’s home? Remember playing croquet in her yard? And her really good sugar cookies, and those wicker rocking chairs? I still have a small metal box with a lid she once gave me. and I have that beautiful crocheted afghan that was on the back of her couch, it was multicolored with black outlines. I also have her ceder chest. I treasure these things so much. Thanks, also, for all your hard work getting this genealogy put together. Always good to hear from you. your cousin in cold Iowa