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Bessie Jane Page

Female 1896 - 1967


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  • Name  Bessie Jane Page  [1, 2, 3
    Born  22 Jul 1896  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: Bessie Jane Page; Birth Date: July 22, 1896; Birthplace: Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; Father's Name: Henry Walter Page; Father's Birthplace: Washington, Iowa; Father's Age: 23y; Mother's Name: Sophia May Johnson; Mother's Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa; Mother's Age: 22y; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C86812-7; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1750415; Reference Number: #1946
    Census  1900  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Bessi (sic) Page, daughter, white, female, born in July 1896, age 3, single, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa
    Census  1910  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Bessie J. Page, daughter, female, white, age 14, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation none, attended school since September 1909
    Iowa State Census  1915  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Card Number: A515, female, white, single, could read, could write, number of years in Iowa: 18, Bessie J. Page, age 18, Des Moines County, post office address: 1151 Ash Street, Burlington, Ward 1, occupation button cutter, total earnings in 1914: $480, extent of education in grammar school: 6, birth place: Iowa, did not own home or farm, church affiliation Methodist, father's birthplace: Iowa, mother's birthplace: Iowa, signed by assessor: E. W. Bloomer
    City Directory  1916/1917  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    McCoy's Burlington, West Burlington, and Des Moines County Directory 
    • Miss Bessie J. Page, works at Mississippi Pearl Button Company, residence 1151 Ash.
    Census  1920  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Bessie Paige (sic), daughter, female, white, age 22, single, did not attend school since September 1919, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Sweden, mother's birthplace Sweden, could speak English, occupation laborer, nature of industry factory, wage earner
    City Directory  1920/1921  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Bessie Page, works Button Company, residence 1151 Ash.
    Iowa State Census  1925  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Bessie Nienhaus, wife, female, white, age 28, married, number of years in the U.S.: 28, number of years in Iowa: 20, attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 8, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: H. Walter Page, father's birthplace: Iowa, father's age at last birthday: 51, name of mother: Sophie Johnson, mother's birthplace: Iowa, mother's age at last birthday: 51, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, occupation involved with domestic/personal services, church affiliation: Methodist
    Census  1930  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Bessy J. Niehanhaus (sic), wife, female, white, age 33, married, age at first marriage 24, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation none
    City Directory  1935  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Mrs. Bessie J. Nienhaus, factory Mississippi Pearl Button Company, residence 1515 Gnahn.
    City Directory  1947  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Bessie J. Nienhaus, residence 208 South Gertrude.
    Died  13 Jan 1967  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Cause: a heart attack 
    Obituary  15 Jan 1967  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Mrs. Bessie Jane Nienhaus, 70-year-old life resident of Burlington, was stricken at her residence at 208 South Gertrude Street, and died there at 10:10 p.m. Friday.

      Dr. Evan A. Peterson, county medical examiner, said death was due to an apparent heart attack.

      Mrs. Nienhaus was the daughter of Walter H. and Sophie May Johnson Page, and was born July 22, 1896. She was married to the late Ralph G. Nienhaus in Burlington, April 20, 1920. Mrs. Nienhaus was a member of Bethany Lutheran church.

      Surviving: [sisters] Mrs. Edna Shields and Mrs. William Neufner, both of Burlington.

      Services: Tuesday, 2 p.m., Prugh's Chapel, the Reverend Earl Meissner, Memorial Park cemetery.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Bessie Nienhaus; born: 22 July 1896; died: January 1967; last residence: 52601 (Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  17 Jan 1967  Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery, West Burlington Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I965  All Families
    Last Modified  20 Feb 2014 

    Father  Henry Walter "Walter" Page,   b. 21 Jun 1873, Washington County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1939 
    Mother  Sophia May "Sophie" Johnson,   b. 4 Aug 1873, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 22 Mar 1939 
    Alt. Marriage  Between 1892 and 1893  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 15
    Alt. Marriage  Between 1892 and 1893  [5
    Married  28 Feb 1894  Kossuth, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Walter Page; Groom's Birth Date: 1873; Groom's Birthplace: Washington, Iowa; Groom's Age: 21; Bride's Name: Sophia Johnson; Bride's Birth Date: 1873; Bride's Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa; Bride's Age: 21; Marriage Date: 28 February 1894; Marriage Place: Kossuth, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Brady Page; Groom's Mother's Name: Sara J. Smith; Bride's Father's Name: Samuel Johnson; Bride's Mother's Name: Hannah Hansen; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Groom's Previous Wife's Name: (nothing); Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Previous Husband's Name: (nothing); Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02688-8; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1682755; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Residence  1898  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    1126 Osborn 
    Residence  Between 1904 and 1907  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Walter and Sophie's daughter Maria L. Page was born in Illinois in 1905. It seems they lived in Illinois for about three years from about 1904-1907.
    City Directory  1908/1909  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    McCoy's Burlington, West Burlington, and Des Moines County Directory 
    • Henry W. Page, wife Sophia, worked at Mississippi Pearl Button Company, residence 1326 Griswold.
    City Directory  1916/1917  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    McCoy's Burlington, West Burlington, and Des Moines County Directory 
    • H. Walter Page, wife Sophia, machinist hd Mississippi Pearl Button Company, residence 1151 Ash.
    City Directory  1920/1921  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Walter Page (wife Sophia), foreman, residence 1151 Ash.
    City Directory  1926  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Walter H. Page (wife Sophie), works at Mississippi Pearl Button, residence 1008 Ash.
    City Directory  1928  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • H. Walter Page (wife Sophia M.), station engineer Mississippi Pearl Button Company, residence 1008 Oak.
    City Directory  1930  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • H. Walter Page (Sophia M.), engineer, Mississippi Pearl Button Company, residence 935 North 7th.
    City Directory  1935  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Walter H. Page (wife Sophie M.). factory Mississippi Pearl Button Company, residence 1724 Sunnyside Avenue.
    City Directory  1937  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    The Baldwin Burlington, Iowa, ConSurvey Directory, Master Edition 
    • Walter H. Page (wife Sophia M), engineer Mississippi Pearl Button Company, home 1724 Sunnyside.
    City Directory  1938  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Walter H. Page (wife Sophia M.), engineer Mississippi Pearl Button Company, residence 208 South Gertrude.
    Family ID  F47  Group Sheet

    Family  Ralph George Nienhaus,   b. 9 Oct 1895, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1965, Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Apr 1920  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 16, 25, 26
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Ralph George Nienhaus; Groom's Birth Date: 1896; Groom's Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa; Groom's Age: 24; Bride's Name: Bessie Jane Page; Bride's Birth Date: 1897; Bride's Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa; Bride's Age: 23; Marriage Date: 20 April 1920; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Joseph Nienhaus; Groom's Mother's Name: Christine Haller; Bride's Father's Name: Walter Page; Bride's Mother's Name: Sophie Johnson; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02679-3; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1547823; Reference Number: b 34 p 63; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    City Directory  1926  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Ralph Nienhaus (Bessie), works Citizens Water, residence 1216 Stowe.
    City Directory  1930  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [27
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Ralph G. Nienhaus (wife Bessie), driver Sinclair Ref. Company, residence Mediapolis. (They moved from Burlington to Kossuth February 1930)
    City Directory  1935  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    McCoy's Burlington City Directory 
    • Ralph G. Nienhaus (wife Bessie J.), laborer, residence 1515 Gnahn.
    City Directory  1937  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    The Baldwin Burlington, Iowa, ConSurvey Directory, Master Edition 
    • Ralph G. Nienhaus (wife Bessie), truck driver Company Yards, home 1515 Gnahn.
    City Directory  1938  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Ralph G. Nienhaus (wife Bessie J.), driver, householder 208 South Gertrude.
    City Directory  1942  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Ralph G. Nienhaus (wife Bessie), driver, householder 208 South Gertrude.
    City Directory  1943  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Ralph G. Nienhaus (wife Bessie J.), maintenance man at the Iowa Ordnance Plant, householder 208 South Gertrude.
    City Directory  1945  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [32
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Ralph G. Nienhaus (wife Bessie), maintenance man at the Iowa Ordnance Plant, householder 208 South Gertrude.
    City Directory  1951  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [33
    Polk's Burlington (Des Moines County, Iowa) City Directory 
    • Ralph G. Nienhaus (wife Bessie), janitor FOE Number 150, householder 208 South Gertrude.
    Research 
    • Ralph Nienhaus's obituary lists Virginia (Richardson) Wiley, a daughter of Bessie's sister, Marie, as a foster-daughter, but Virginia's obituary made no mention of the Nienhaus family.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F514  Group Sheet

  • Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Bessie Jane (Page) Nienhaus
    The Obituary of Bessie Jane (Page) Nienhaus
    Bessie Nienhaus was a daughter of Henry "Walter" Page and Sophia May "Sophie" Johnson. She was born July 22, 1896, in Iowa, and married Ralph George Nienhaus (1895-1965) April 20, 1920, in Burlington. They had no children. Bessie died January 13, 1967.

  • Sources 
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