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David NACHTIGALL

Male 1854 - 1943  (89 years)


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  • Name David NACHTIGALL 
    Born 16 Apr 1854  Heinrichsdorf, Volhynia, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration Abt 1873 
    Baptism 12 Feb 1873  South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    History He migrated with his father, Benjamin Nachtigall, to the United States from Sparrau, Molotschna Colony, in 1874. The family later moved to Oregon in 1891. The Dallas church record gives birth date of 18 Apr.
    Biography - David Nachtigall. A native of Russia, David Nachtigall was born in the southern part of that country, April 16, 1854, the son of Peter and Neta (Schultz) Nachtigall, natives respectively of Holland and Russia. The death of Peter Nachtigall having occurred in 1870, at the age of 37 years, his widow afterward became the wife of John Boese, and now makes her home in South Dakota, being in her seventieth year. Of the thirteen children born to Mr. and Mrs. Nachtigall only three are now living. They are: David, of this review; Toby, a shoemaker in the state of Missouri; and Mrs. Anna Smith, of Smithfield, Oregon.
    The early education of David Nachtigall was received in the common schools of Russia, his school days being soon over, however, and an apprenticeship in a linen factory beginning. He was seventeen years old when his father died and he then went to make his home with an uncle with whom he worked for six years, half of the time being spent in the old country and the remainder in the United States, whither he had come with his uncle in 1873. His relative sought a home in York county, Nebraska, where later David found employment among the farmers, which work meant to him with his rigid economy and patient industry, the beginning of a competency. In 1878, he married a native of his home country, Mary Abrahams, and the two went to housekeeping on a farm of one hundred and sixty acres which he was then able to purchase. There they remained until 1892, at which time they came to Oregon. Mr. Nachtigall first rented land in Polk county, near Crowley, and after being satisfied that the country was all one could wish in which to make a permanent home, he bought his present farm of two hundred and eighteen acres, located near Salt Creek in the same county. His purchase was made in 1900, and since that time he has been engaged in general farming and raising of cattle, sheep, horses, etc. Thirty-three acres of his farm are devoted to the cultivation of hops.
    Eight children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Nachtigall, of whom there are five daughters and three sons. In addition to the success which Mr. Nachtigall has made in his chosen lifework he has, since being numbered among the citizens of Oregon, so won his way into the confidence of the people of the community by his honorable life and intelligent interest in the affairs of the day that they have used their influence to secure his appointment as postmaster of the Salt Creek post office, his term extending from 1900 to 1904. He is independent in his political views, reserving the right to cast his ballot for the man whose services he thinks will be productive of the most good for the country. Religiously he is a member of the Baptist Church.
    From the publication entitled: Portrait and biographical record of the Willamette valley, Oregon, containing original sketches of many well known citizens of the past and present. Publish date 1903. 
    Reference Number 167da 
    Buried Abt Sep 1943  Salt Creek Cemetery, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 26 Sep 1943  Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I19312  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2014 

    Father Peter NACHTIGAL,   b. 9 Dec 1830, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1869, Heinrichsdorf, Volhynia, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Mother Aganetha SCHULTZ,   b. 1 Nov 1834, Zabara-Waldheim, Volhynia, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1918, Avon, Bon Homme, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Abt 1953  Heinrichsdorf, Volhynia, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F38458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria ABRAHAMS,   b. 26 Oct 1862, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1944, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1879  [2
    Family ID F10735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Apr 1854 - Heinrichsdorf, Volhynia, Poland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt Sep 1943 - Salt Creek Cemetery, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Sep 1943 - Dallas, Polk, Oregon Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S452] Oregon Death Index.

    2. [S68] Henderson, Nebraska, Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church Family Book, Vol. 1, Pg. 164.