HUSMAN Ancestry

Herman HUSMAN  Herman was born on 7 Apr 1880 in Kansas and died in the Sioux Falls Hospital on 5 Oct 1953. Herman married Antje of Sioux Center on 10 Dec 1902 in South Dakota. They came to Canistota in 1914. Herman's father and mother were born in Germany. Herman's parents both came from Germany and settled in Kansas sometime before 1880.

Antje "Anna" WINTRUP  Antje died in 1960.

Herman and his family moved to Iowa and Western South Dakota and finally to Canistota in 1913. In 1914 they moved to the Fred Heisig Farm adjoining Canistota on the west. They rented the Heisig farm until 1942, 28 years, and then bought a small farm, near Colton, SD, where they lived the rest of their lives.

Children:

  1. Amelia Katherine HUSMAN. Amelia Katherine HUSMAN was born Dec 25, 1903 in Alcester, S.D. Amelia graduated from Canistota High School in 1923.

    Amelia married Ward Stalding (b: 22 Oct 1890, d: Feb 1971) Ward STALDING. Amelia and Ward had no children. They are buried in Fernhill Cemetery, Aberdeen, WA

  2. Dorothy HUSMAN. Dorothy was born n 15 May 1918 in South Dakota and died on 27 Sep 1993 in Sioux Falls, SD. She graduated from Canistota High School in 1936.She married Lawrence A. BRADY on 27 Sep 1941. They moved to Sioux Falls in 1954. Lawrence died in June 1977. They had two sons, Steve BRADYand Donald BRADY. Steve and Donald were iron workers. Dorothy and Lawrence are buried in the Saint Jacobs Cemetery, Colton, Minnehaha County, SD.

Sources:

  1. Stalding Family Records
  2. USGenWeb, McCook Co., SD.
  3. Obituary Herman Husman, The Alton Democrat, Alton, Iowa 22 Oct 1953

Amelia was appointed as Postmaster of Grayland, WA, and ratified by the US Senate in 1944. Amelia and Ward built a building on their property for use as a US Post Office. The Postal Service rented the building for $150 per month for nearly forty years. Ward was an Assistant Postmaster and worked part time in the post office.