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Name Schacht, Irma
Othernames Damme, Erma
Schacht, Erma
Born 12/27/1914
Birthplace Cook, NE
Places of residence Otoe County, NE
Father Schacht, Herman
Mother Holtgrewe, Anna H.
Education University of Nebraska-Lincoln, BFA
Notes Married William Damme May 30, 1948.
Occupation Erma worked in her father's general merchandise store and his automobile dealership, later in St. Louis as a secretary and at Mutual Insurance Co. in Omaha as chief proofreader of the stenographic pool, an avocation she continued throughout the rest of her life. As a music and history teacher, Erma taught schools in Douglas, Alliance and Grand Island in Nebraska and Waterloo, Ill., where she also directed choirs and was organist in some of the churches. After marriage, Erma served Zion's church as choir director and organist for many years.

Erma worked in The Bank of Talmage, becoming a director and vice president, and was a director of the Randolph State Bank in Randolph, Iowa. Erma also worked with her husband and daughter in managing the family farming and banking businesses.
Relationships Schacht, Arnold (brother)
Risser, Ella Schacht (sister)
Schacht, Laura (sister)
Kryger, Wilma Schacht (sister)
Spouse Damme, William H.
Children Damme, Jon
Damme, Lori L.
Deceased 09/10/2006
Deceased where Nebraska City, NE

Associated Records

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.