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Name Diefenthaler, Wilhelmina (Minnie)
Othernames Diefenthaler, Minnie
Born 03/21/1881
Father Diefenthaler, Charles
Mother Diefenthaler, Margaretha D.
Notes Name quilt 11744-144 reportedly given to Minnie by the German Evangelical St. Johannes Church of Lorton, NE. No further information about who, when. or why the quilt was presented to Minnie is known. She was a member of the Oconee Church in Illinois and is interred in the Oconee Mound Cemetery. But she somehow belonged to St. John's at the time of her death (1948).
Occupation Missionary to India, 1913-1921
Relationships Diefenthaler, William (brother)
Diefenthaler, Elizabeth (sister)
Diefenthaler, Anna (sister)
Diefenthaler, Louis F. (brother)
Diefenthaler, Frederick Christian (brother)
Diefenthaler, Charles P. (brother)
Hess, Phillipena Diefenthaler (sister)
Munzenmeier, Margret Diefenthaler (sister)
Zellman, Mary Katherine Diefenthaler (sister)
Deceased 03/04/1948
Deceased where Illinois

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Image of 11744-144 - Quilt, German Evangelical Church, Lorton, NE

11744-144 - Quilt, German Evangelical Church, Lorton, NE

White quilt made up of 25 blocks. The center block depicts a sideview of a church and steeple stitched in red thread. Above the church red lettering reads "Mc Williams Prct. / Otoe County / Lorton Nebr / U.S.A." Beneath the church red lettering reads "Ger. Evang. St. Johannes. 1885." The other 24 blocks of the quilt have 24 signatures stitched in red thread on each. The signatures on each square are arranged in a circular pattern around a central cloud-like shape. The quilt has white backing and self binding.