Ruby Elizabeth Dimig

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Name Ruby Elizabeth Dimig
Born 1898-03-04 Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa
Gender F
Died 1991-07-04 Elk Horn, Shelby County, Iowa
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Father John Dominic Diimig b. (1855-08-04, Rothenfels, Bavaria, Germany) d. (1926-06-23, Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa)
Mother Mary K. Schubert b. (1854-10-26, Roden, Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany) d. (1908-12-16, Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa)
Married 1879-02-18, Chatsworth, Livingston County, Illinois
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Family Fritz William Hansen b. (1892-08-03, Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa) d. (1965-11-11, Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa)
Married 1921-06-04, Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa
Children 1 Mervin Hansen
2 Norman Hansen


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George and Lena Dimig née Strittmater
50th. wedding anniversary celebration
Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa c. 1954
Ruby Elizabeth Dimig
Ruby’s 80th birthday with her sons and daughter-in-laws c. 1978
Ruby Elizabeth Dimig
Portrait photo
Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa
Ruby Elizabeth Hansen née Dimig
Atlantic Catholic Cemetery, Cass County, Iowa 2013-10-24


1 NOTE At age 93 yrs, she described the construction of “home place farm” when she was 5 years old. She remembered her family living in a machine shed while the house was being built.

Graduated from Atlantic Iowa Highschool in 1916. Attended “normal school” then became a school teacher. Ruby was an important source of encouragement to her nieces and nephews to “get an education”. She was a bright woman, alert and active into her 90’s. Ruby maintained records of the family history. She shared them with family in 1973, when she planned a celebration of the Dimig’s 100 years in America. The celebration took place at SS. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church in Atlantic, Iowa.

In her elder years, she lived alone in an apartment in a large old house she owned in Atlantic, IA. She like to recount stories about her early memories in 1901, when she was five (this must have been 1903), her parents built “the Dimig home place”, a 12 room farm house on 360 acres of land SW of Atlantic. She played in large piles of sand which would be used in concrete making. She remembered her Aunt Elizabeth and Uncle Hank Conrad and one of their children all dying of thyphoid fever. And, she told the story her father had told her, about packing his trunk and leaving Roden, Bavaria in 1873 when he was only 18 years old. He caught a steamer to New York and then made his way to Chatsworth, Illinois to join his brother, Henry, who had come 4 years earlier. John and Henry never saw their parents again.