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Name Theresa Elizabeth DINKEL43
Birth 22 June 1889, Hartford Twp., Todd Co., MN43
Death 21 February 1979, Morris, Stevens Co., MN43
Burial Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN43
Occupation Seamstress43
Cause of death Pneumonia43
Father Frederic DINKEL (1854-1917)
Mother Anna Margaret PONTIUS (1859-1937)
Spouses
1 Conrad Francis BOTZ43
Birth 29 January 1881, Getty Twp, Stearns Co., MN43
Death 19 September 1963, Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN43
Burial 23 September 1963, Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN43,44
Occupation Ran A General And Hardware Store, Weed And Seed Inspector In Stearns Co.43
Father Jacob BOTZ (1845-1939)
Mother Elizabeth WOLTER (1850-1937)
Marriage 29 October 1907, Long Prairie, Todd Co., MN43
Children Margaret Ann (1908-2002)
Slyvester John (1910-1992)
Raymond Fredrick (1911-1990)
Lawrence Francis (1914-)
Lauretta Theresa (1916-)
Norbert Louis (1918-2003)
Ruth Marie (1920-)
Conrad George (1922-)
Richard Peter (1924-1998)
Notes for Theresa Elizabeth DINKEL
Theresa had been a member of the Sauk Centre V.F.W. Auxiliary, Stearns County Extension Service and the County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. She was also a very active member and an officer in the Helping Hands Society, St. Paul'ls Christian Mothers, St. Theresa's Mission Group and the Mater Dolorosa Society. She was involved with 4-H work in the area for over 30 years. Much of this time as a laeader. 43
She was an accomplished seamstress, making her own wedding trousseau, much of which was sewn by hand. As a wedding gift, she received her first sewing machine - a New Home, which she used for thirty years. After moving the the farm in 1919, Theresa put the New Home to good use. She used it to sew bedding, curtains, patching grain sacks and mending overalls, besides clothing for the entire family. The material for the sheets, underwear, nightwear, towels, pillow cases, quilts an curtains was Swany White Flour sacks which she bleached and sometimes dyed. Much of the material for the outer garments was recived from a very generous Autn Helen from Moorhead, (Clay Co.) MN.43
The the thirties, Mom was in charge of quilt and mattress making at the Club House. Bales of raw cotton, bolts of cloth, spools of twine and string were delivered by the Federal government to the club building. People from around Sauk Centre who were in need of these quilts and mattresses came there and made their own. This was hard, dirty, dusty work. Many well-made quilts and mattresses were produced. Some inner spring mattresses were made when springs from car seats could be obtained.43
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