Edinburg, IN Auto Wreck, Mar 1941

Seymour Daily Tribune newspaper, Seymour, IN
Wednesday 19 March 1941; Front Page, Column 1,
Photo Column 2


Wilfred G. Nieman Dies at Columbus Hospital Early This Morning


A Cousin, Miss Pauline Nieman, Still In Hospital as Result of Accident

Fatally Injured/Wilfred Nieman - captions with photo

Wilfred George NIEMAN, age twenty-one, 519 South Chestnut Street, died at 1 o'clock this morning at the Bartholomew County Hospital at Columbus of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Funeral services are to be conducted Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the home and at 2 o'clock from the Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. E. E. Streufert in charge. Burial in the Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at the home, 519 South Chestnut Street after 6 o'clock tonight.

Enroute to Indianapolis Saturday morning to attend a Walther League basketball tournament, young NIEMAN, who was driving, apparently lost control, and the car skidded off the road about three miles north of Edinburg, overturning and coming to rest in a small lake. He was taken to the hospital in a serious condition. Miss Pauline Nieman, a cousin, also injured, is still in the Bartholomew County Hospital, but her condition is improving. A sister, Miss Irma Nieman, was released and returned to her home here Monday.

Born July 10, 1919, he was the son of Fred C. and Mary Hagemann Nieman, both of whom survive. He had spent all his life here and was a very popular member of the younger crowd of - Continued on page 8, column 5 - the city. He was a graduate of the Lutheran school and had graduated from Shields High School with the class of 1937.

Prominent during his four years of high school, he had won a letter in his junior year for participation in extra-curricular activities. He had played baseball for four years and was awarded a letter in that sport during his senior year. Belonging to a number of departmental clubs, he had also engaged in dramatic productions at the high school and had been a member of the debate team. He had many friends, not only among the young people of the city, but among the older as well, who liked him for the flashing rediness of his smile, his good nature and his pleasant word.

He was an employe(sic) of the Seymour Woolen Mills. A member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, he was active in many phases of the church affairs.

Surviving besides the parents are two sisters, Miss Verna Nieman, and Miss Irma Nieman, both at home.

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