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Denebrink, Anna Louise Poe

Sheridan Press, Saturday, February 27, 1960, page 1

Sheridan Pioneer Dies At Her Home

Mrs. Louise Denebrink, 88, widow of the lated Bernard T. Denebrink, died last evening at her home, 65 Coffeen avenue. She had lived in Sheridan since 1900.

Her husband, who died in April of 1942, operated a cigar factory and store in the location on Main street now occupied by the Pioneer Sporting Goods. They also lived in Story for a time. They were married in the spring of 1899 in Grand Island, Neb., and came here shortly after their marriage.

Mrs. Denebrink was a member of the First Presbyterian church and for many years had been active in the Book Review club. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John H. Mohr, of Chicago, who will arrive here Monday, and three grandchildren, Mrs. Earl S. Haaby of Sheridan, Mrs. John R. Johnson, Palo Alto, Calif., and John B. Mohr, Chicago. She has two great grandchildren, Gail Lynn and Karen Louise Haaby of Sheridan.

Private services are planned the early part of the week with arrangements awaiting the arrival of Mrs. Mohr. Champion's are in charge.

Sheridan Press, March 1, 1960, page 2

Denebrink Rites Will Be Private

Private funeral services will be conducted Thursday from Champion's drawing room for Mrs. Louise Denebrink, well known Sheridan resident who died at Memorial hospital Friday evening.

The Rev. Charles H. Washburn, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate and burial will be in the family plot in the Sheridan cemetery. Friends may call at Champion's Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 5 o'clock.

Those who desire may contribute to a fund in memory of Mrs. Denebrink at First Presbyterian church, in care of the Rev. Mr. Washburn.

Mrs. Denebrink was born Dec. 24, 1871, in Jacksonville, Ill., and the family moved to Grand Island, Neb., a year later. She was reared there and was married in the spring of 1899, also at Grand Island, to the late B.T. Denebrink. The couple came to Sheridan in 1901.

Denebrink, Bernard T. (Ben)

Sheridan Press, Tuesday, April 21, 1942, page 1

B.T. Denebrink, Pioneer of Sheridan Area, Dies
Widely known Cigar Manufacturer Succumbs Tuesday Following Lengthy Illness

B.T. (Ben) Denebrink, 70, of Story, pioneer northern Wyoming and Sheridan businessman, died Tuesday at the Reynolds home following a lengthy illness. He was confined to the hospital for three months.

He was born May 31, 1871, at Ottowa, Iowa.

Mr. Denebrink, cigar manufacturer, was widely known here, coming to this community from Grand Island, Nebr., 40 years ago.

Upon his arrival, he opened a cigar factory and cigar store where the Pioneer Cigar store is now located. Twelve years ago, he moved to Story where he carried on his cigar manufacturing business.

Mr. Denebrink's hobbies were gardening - especially the growing of fine roses - and hunting and fishing.

He was a member of the Elks lodge and of the Presbyterian church.

On April 19, 1899, he was married to Anna Louise Poe Denebrink of Grand Island, who survives him.

Other survivros include a daughter, Mrs. John Henry Mohr of Chicago; a brother, Henry Denebrink of Ottowa, Iowa; and a nephew, Capt. Francis Denebrink, Jr., of the United States Navy.

His brother, Dr. F.C. Denebrink, who practiced in Sheridan a number of years, passed away several years ago in California.

The body is at Champion Funeral Home, pending arrangements for funeral services.

Dr. Francis Denebrink

Sheridan Post, Tuesday, March 13, 1917, page 10

Dr. Francis Denebrink

Dr. Francis Denebrink, for almost a quarter of a century a leading physician of Sheridan, died last Sunday forenoon, at 11:20 o'clock, at Long Beach, California, following an illness of many months duration. Word of his death reached Sheridan in a telegram from Mrs. Denebrink to B.T. Denebrink and came as a distinct shock to relatives and many friends of the family here as the latest previous reports had indicated an improvement in his condition.

Dr. Denebrink was 53 years of age and is survived by a widow and three children. The oldest, Francis, is a cadet in the United States Naval Academy, at Annapolis. The next, Gerald, was a student in the Sheridan high school until recently. The youngest is a daughter, Elvira. The younger children, with their mother, were with Dr. Denebrink in California.

Deceased came to Sheridan in 1893, having just been appointed to the position of medical examiner for the Burlington railroad and stationed here. At that time he was but a young physician, fresh from his studies, largely carried on in Germany where he graduated with honors from the Munich medical school.

Leaving his offical position with the railroad after a few years, Dr. Denebring [sic] entered upon private practice and in a short time built up an immense clientage. He continued to hold a commanding position in his profession until failing health compelled him to drop much of his activity.

At the same time he was building a reputation as a physician, Dr. Denebrink was building a reputation as a true man and a friend to all in distress or need of his services. His charity and kindness of heart knew no bounds and none ever appealed to him in vain.

Dr. Denebrink was one of the best educated men in the state of Wyoming and was, too, one of the greatest students. his range of reading covered a wonderfully wide field and he was possessed of a wonderful memory and a mind which enabled him to apply the fruits of his research.

While he had been in poor health for more than a year he did not give up his practice entirely until last fall, when his condition became critical. Advised to seek a lower altitude, where, it was hoped, his life might be prolonged, the family moved to Long Beach about the first of this year. The effect at first appeared beneficial but the change was only temporary and death followed a relapse into his former condition of weakness.

Denebrink, Myrtle

Sheridan Press, Wednesday, March 29, 1961

Myrtle Denebrink Dies, Long Beach

Mrs. Myrtle Denebrink, formerly of Sheridan, died March 23 at Long Beach, Calif., where funeral services were held Saturday.

She was the widow of Dr. F. Denebrink, physician here years ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Elvira Denbrink [sic] of Long Beach; and two sons Adm. F.C. Denebrink, San Francisco, and Gerald Denebrink of New York City.