|Places of residence||Otoe County, NE|
|Mother||Holtgrewe, Anna H.|
|Education||University of Nebraska-Lincoln, BFA|
|Notes||Married William Damme May 30, 1948.|
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.
Schacht, Arnold (brother)
Risser, Ella Schacht (sister)
Schacht, Laura (sister)
Kryger, Wilma Schacht (sister)
|Spouse||Damme, William H.|
Damme, Lori L.
|Deceased where||Nebraska City, 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.