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Mathias and Elizabeth Biever

Husband's Full Name:  Mathias Biever

Husband's Place of Birth:  Germany

Husband's Father's Name: Mathias Biever, Sr.

Husband's Mother's Name: unknown

Husband's Siblings' Names: unknown

Wife's Full Name:  Elizabeth Schneider

Wife's Place of Birth:  Germany

Wife's Father's Name:  unknown

Wife's Mother's Name:  unknown

Wife's Siblings' Names:  unknown

Children's Names: Joseph, Anna Jenny, Albert, Ella Parries, Mathew, Frank and Josie Breyer

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Mathias "Math" Biever, 78 years old, died last Wednesday, January 16, 1935 at Manfred because of complications brought about by old age. 


Mr. Biever was one of the well-known old timers of the county and has lived near Manfred for many years. He was actively engaged in farming up to a few years ago when he was rendered unable to continue further along those lines. He was a highly esteemed member of the community and was honored by being elected as a School Director and he was Treasurer of the school association.  


Mathias Biever was born in Germany on December 19, 1857, where he grew to manhood. In the year of 1881 he came to the United States where he located in New York for one year. In 1882 he came to North Dakota and settled in Cass County for seven years. In 1889 he moved to Wells County and took a Homestead near Manfred. They were very early settlers in this township. Living close to the site of the town of Manfred, they saw the Soo Line Railroad and the town built. He has resided there ever since and still owns that land. 


He married Elizabeth Schneider at Moorhead, Minn., in 1885 and to them were born the following children: Joe of Fessenden, Mrs. Mike Jenny of St. Anna Twp., Albert, Math Jr. and Frank all of Manfred and Mrs. John Parries of Moorhead. One daughter, Mrs. Anton Breyer, preceded him in death. Mr. Biever had 20 grandchildren. Mr. Biever was affiliated with the St. Augustine Catholic Church of which he has been a member for many years. Funeral services will be held from the Catholic church in this city on Saturday afternoon.


Mathias Biever was born on 19 Dec 1857 in Germany. He died on 16 Jan 1935 in Manfred, Wells, North Dakota, USA. He married Elizabeth Schneider on 11 Nov 1885 in Moorhead, Clay, Minnesota, USA. She was born on 10 May 1861 in Germany. She died on 09 Oct 1938 in Manfred, Wells, North Dakota, USA.  (source obituary)


Elizabeth Schneider (Mrs. Joe Biever)


Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Biever, 77, were conducted yesterday, October 11th, from the St. Augustine's Catholic Church of Fessenden, with Rev. Father Harte of Carrington in charge. She passed away on Sunday, October 9th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mike Jenny, west of Fessenden. Elizabeth Biever, nee Schneider, was born in Germany on May 10th, 1861, where she grew to womanhood. At the age of 20 years she came to the United States to make her home, and on November 11, 1885, she was united in marriage with Math Biever at Moorhead, Minnesota.


They first lived near Leonard, in Cass County, ND. In the year 1889 they came to Wells County, and settled on a homestead near Manfred, which was their home until they broke up farming activities in 1934. Mr. Biever had preceded her in death, passing away in January, 1935. Since that time Mrs. Biever has made her home with her children. Surviving are the following sons and daughters: Joe Biever of Fessenden; Mrs. Mike Jenny of Fessenden; Albert Biever of Harvey; Mrs. John Parries of Moorhead, Minn., and Matt and Frank Biever of Manfred. One daughter, Mrs. Anton Breyer, also preceded her in death, passing on in 1931. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Following the funeral services here in town, interment was made at Hillside cemetery. Pallbearers were H. H. Parsons, J. P. Morgan, P. E. Fahey, E. W. Vancura, John A. Layne and Calvin Neuenschwander. (source - obituary)


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