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The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Herman Lindeman, for many years a resident of Renville county and later of Redwood county, was born in Le Sueur county, this state, Nov. 26, 1862, and came to Renville county with his parents in 1868, locating in Beaver Falls township. In 1885 he purchased a farm in Henryville township, and to the original 160 acres added until he owned 320 acres. In 1892 he moved to North Redwood, as agent for Nelson Tenny & Co. Later he became interested in the lumber and grain business in Danube. He died Aug. 1, 1901. His widow later returned to North Redwood, where she owns a pleasant home which she built in 1904.
Mr. Lindeman was married March 19, 1885, to Martha Shoemaker, who was born May 18, 1863. They had eight children: Otto, Esther, Ella, August, Arthur, Paul, Dewey and Minnie. Otto was born March 11, 1886, and now lives in New Avon township, Redwood county. He married Julia Ash. Esther was born June 15, 1888, and married Louis Garttner, a baker at Pueblo, Colorado. Ella was born Sept. 27, 1889, and is now principal of the Olivia High school. August was born April 26, 1890, and lives in Danube, this county. Arthur was born Sept. 29, 1893, and is now a student in the University of Minnesota. Paul, born Jan. 28, 1895; Dewey, born June 26, 1897, and Minnie, born Dec. 1, 1900, are at home. The family faith is that of the Evangelical Association.
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