Mondovi Pleasant View Cemetery  

Submitted by Marge Womach

Introduction and Historic Comments on Page A 

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Zeimantz: 182, 183, 260, 261

Zeimantz, Christopher;  (1849-1920, father; shared stone w/Margaret); “Christopher Zeimantz. Died: 22 Oct 1920, St Luke’s Hospital, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA. Aged: 71 yrs. Father: Jacob Zeimantz. Mother: not shown.”  (WA State Death Records); In 1900 at Mondovi, Christopher, widowed, appears with the following children: Anna, Henry H., Kate, Peter, Charles and Martin. No dates were provided for the children on this census. The 1892 Lincoln Co Census shows Christopher and Margaret with 6 children: J. Z., male, 16; Annie, 12; Henry, 10; Katie, 7; Peter, 5; and Charles 3.

Zeimantz, David Walter;   (June 21, 1937);

Zeimantz, Eleanor M,;  (1919-1919);

Zeimantz, Gertrude;  See Robertson, Gertrude.

Zeimantz, Helen Irene;  (1900-1955; wife; shared stone w/Theodore E.);

  Zeimantz, Henry H or R.;  (Oct 5, 1882-Aug 14, 1914); “Henry Zeimantz. Age: 24, 1st marriage; b. MN; res. Reardan; s/o Christ. Zeimantz & Marguerite Tennes. Bride:  Edith Campbell. Age: 23, b. CA, res. Waukon; d/o Geo Campbell & Ellen Adams. Marriage: June 19, 1907 at Waukon, O S Wilson.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Marriage Return)

Zeimantz, infant;  (Jan 6, 1907);

Zeimantz, Jacob: 216

Zeimantz, Jacob;  (1871-1957; shared stone w/Mary G.);  {“Jacob Zeimantz, groom; Mrs. Mary G. Zeimantz, bride; both of Lincoln Co. Marriage: Feb 4, 1909 by Chas O’Brien, Catholic Priest, of Cheney, WA. License Date: Jan 28, 1909. Witnesses: Michael Zeimantz and Anna R Zeimantz.” Details from Certificate of Marriage: U-1496)}

Zeimantz, Jeanette C Valiquette;   (July 17, 1914-Sept 1, 1990; w/o Richard M)

Zeimantz, John C.;  (1860-1948; shared stone w/Susan);  “Funeral services for John C. Zeimantz, 88, were held Monday at Davenport with Rev Joseph Fleck officiating. Mr. Zeimantz was a pioneer farmer in the Mondovi area. Survivors include eight daughters, two sons, two brothers and a sister.” (Citizen: 7-23-1948) “Catherine Zeimantz. Birth: 1-27-1897 at Mondovi; Father: J. C. Zeimantz, 36, b. MN; Mother: Susan Weber, 29, b. MN. Fred Jacob. Birth: 9-06-1898 at Mondovi. Father: John C. Zeimantz, 38, MN; Mother: Susan Weber, 31, MN. Elizabeth Zeimantz. Birth: 2-17-1901, at Mondovi. Father: John E. (sic) Zeimantz, 41, MN. Mother: Susan Weber, 35, MN.”  (Lincoln Co Auditor Birth Ledger to 1907) In a Business Directory for 1908, John C. Zeimantz was shown as a proprietor of a hotel as well as an agent for the Puget Sound Warehouse Co. “John C. Zeimantz. Died: 16 July 1948, Spokane, WA. Age 88. Father: Chris Zeimantz; Mother: not shown; Spouse: Susan Zeimantz.” (WA State Death Records);“John Zeimantz. Died: 7-16-48, 88, _______; Mondovi. By: Joseph Fleck.” ( Davenport Catholic Ledger);

Zeimantz, John C.;  (May 15, 1881-Dec 1901; shared stone w/sister Mary; s/o Theodore & Kathrina); 

Zeimantz, Katherine;   (Apr 12, 1852-Oct 18, 1923; wife of Theodore); “Katherine Zeimantz. Died: 18 Oct 1923, age 71, at Mondovi, Lincoln Co, WA. Spouse: Theodore Zeimantz. Father: Peter Lars. Mother: don’t know.” (WA State Death Records; edit: other sources show Lars as Lahr);

Zeimantz, Lois Knack;   (Nov 25, 1927-July 2, 1998);  “Lois Zeimantz passed away on July 2, 1998 in Davenport after a two year battle with cancer. She was 70.  Funeral services will be held today at 10 a.m. at Strate Funeral Home in Davenport. Interment will follow at the Mondovi Cemetery. Lois was born at home in Rocklyn on Nov 25, 1927 to Elmer Knack and Elizabeth Bakenhus Knack. She married Ted G. Zeimantz on Nov 30, 1946, in Davenport. In 1951, they moved to the Mondovi area, where they farmed and raised their family. They continued to live on the farm until her death, and in recent years they enjoyed winters in Yuma, AZ, as well.  In addition to her roles as a devoted wife, mother and homemaker, Mrs. Zeimantz worked for many years as a stenographer and bookkeeper for the Lincoln County Road Dept.  She was a member of the Mondovi Grange and the Mondovi Homemakers, and was a lifetime member of the Davenport-Edwall United Methodist Church, Mary Circle and United Methodist Women’s Society.  Lois will be remember ed and forever missed by her many friends and her family, all of whom will treasure their memories of her as a loving and caring friend, wife mother and faithful member of her church.  She is survived by her husband, Ted G. Zeimantz; three children, John R. Zeimantz of Spokane, Janet L. McGuire of Veradale and Marla J. Terry of Cheney; two sisters, Irene Young of Spokane and Wilma Fouke of San Francisco; and a brother, Wallace Knack of Phoenix, AZ. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times:  7-09-1998); “Lois E. Zeimantz. Died: 7-02-1998. Birth: 11-25-1927, in Rocklyn, WA. Spouse: Theodore Zeimantz. Father: Elmer Knack. Mother: Elizabeth Bakenhus. Burial: 7-09-1998, Mondovi Cemetery, Davenport, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card)

Zeimantz, Margaret Thennes;  (1860-1893, mother; shared stone w/Christopher); “C. Zeimantz, 42, Prussia; M .T., fem, 32, MN; J. Z., male, 16, MN; Annie, 12, MN; Henry, 10, MN; Katie, 7, WA; Peter, 5, WA; and Charles, 3, WA.” (Lincoln Co 1892 Census); The 1900 census shows an additional child, Martin, born July 6, 1892. 

Zeimantz, Mary;   (June 23, 1883-July 4, 1893; shared stone w/ brother John C.; d/o Theodore & Katherine);

Zeimantz, Mary G.;  (1888-1975; shared stone with Jacob); “Mary Zeimantz. Birth: Jan 19, 1888. Died: Apr 18, 1975, Spokane, Spokane Co, WA.” (WA State Death Records);  {Edit: Mary Grace Gussbach first married Valentine Zeimantz on Dec 13, 1905, who died Dec 10, 1907.  “Jacob Zeimantz, groom; Mrs. Mary G. Zeimantz, bride; both of Lincoln Co. Marriage: Feb 4, 1909 by Chas O’Brien, Catholic Priest, of Cheney, WA. License Date: Jan 28, 1909. Witnesses: Michael Zeimantz and Anna R. Zeimantz.” (Details from Certificate of Marriage: U-1496)}“Mary G. Zeimantz.—Passed away April 18, 1975, in a local hospital. Her home, E311 Boone Ave. Survived by one son, Richard Zeimantz, Spokane; 3 daughters, Mrs. Lucille Cheyney, Spokane; Mrs. Don (Edna) Appel, Endicott, WA; Mrs. William (Jeane) Mosman, Yeal, WA; 21 grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren. A member of St Aloysius Roman Catholic Church and Altar Society; a lifetime resident of the community. Rosary will be Monday, April 21, 1975, at 6 p.m. in the Rose Chapel of Hennessey Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 22, 1975, at 10 a.m. at St Aloysius Roman Catholic Church. Rev Joseph Showalter, SJ officiating. Interment Mondovi Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Spokesman Review: 4-27-1975)  

Zeimantz, M. M.: 137

Zeimantz, Michael M.;  (1890-1938); h/o Ruth; “Michael Zeimantz. Died: 5 Nov 1938, age 48, Reardan, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Theodore Zeimantz. Mother: Cathrine Lahr. Spouse: Ruth Zeimantz.” (WA State Death Records; edit: Lahr also shown as Lars);

Zeimantz, Richard M.;   (July 10, 1910-9-27-1989) “License Date: July 17, 1936. Marriage Date: July 18, 1936. Groom: Richard Michael Zeimantz, of Albion, WA. Bride: Jeannette Valiquette, of Spokane, WA. Officiant: Joseph H Piscare, Clergyman, of Spokane. Witnesses: James Nielson and Elizabeth Valiquette.”  (Spokane Co Auditor: Certificate of Marriage #52808; filed July 28, 1936)

Zeimantz, Rose;  (added, unconfirmed) “Rose Zeimantz. Birth: 1898, Mondovi, WA. Died: 1898. Father: John Christopher Zeimantz. Mother: Susan Elizabeth Weber.”

Zeimantz, Serena Marie;   (July 5, 1982-July 10, 1982; our baby);  No record found locally.

Zeimantz, Susan Elizabeth Weber;  (1876-1939; shared stone w/John C.); “Susan Zeimantz. Died: 8-01-1939. Birth: 3-25-1866, MN.  Spouse: John Zeimantz. Father: Frank Webber. Mother: unobtainable. Burial: Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card);  {Edit: Susan Elizabeth Weber was born Mar 25, 1867 in St Joseph, Stearns Co, MN. She married John C. Zeimantz on Nov 10, 1885. They were the parents of the following children: Mary, 1886; Gertrude, 1887; Theodore Gary, 1889; Anna, 1890; Sophia m, 1892; Minnie Margaret, 1894; Lena, 1897, Fred, 1899; Susie, 1901; and Margaret, 1906. (Zeimantz Data Collection)}

Zeimantz, T: 217

Zeimantz, Theodore ‘Ted’ G.;   (Jan 7, 1927-May 1, 2002; h/o Lois Knack);  “Davenport.—Funeral for Theodore (Ted) Zeimantz, 75, of Mondovi, was Monday, May 6, at the Strate Funeral Home Chapel in Davenport, with vault interment following at Mondovi Cemetery.  Mr. Zeimantz died May 1 in Spokane. Born Jan 7, 1927, in Spokane, he was a graduate of Davenport High School. He served in the US Merchant Marines as a radio signal operator, then attended Eastern Washington University, from which he graduated with degrees in education and business administration. He farmed in the Mondovi area from 1950  until his retirement in 1992.  He married Lois Knack in 1946. The couple traveled extensively after his retirement and wintered in Yuma, AZ, before her death in 1998. He married his second wife, Joan, in 2000.  He belonged to the Davenport-Edwall United Methodist Church, the Mondovi Grange and was a former member of the board of Lincoln Electric Co-op and the Davenport School Board. Besides his wife at the home, he leaves three children, John Zeimantz, of Spokane; Janet McGuire of Veradale; and Maria Terry of Cheney; nine grandchildren: Brien, Katie and Evan McGuire; John and Peter Berg; Rex terry, and Jacob, Joseph and Anna Zeimantz; two brothers, Wayne LaBou of Seattle and Steve Priest of Spokane; and numerous nieces and nephews.” (Davenport Times: 5-09-2002)  “Ted G. Zeimantz. Birth: Jan 7, 1927. Died: May 1, 2002, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA.” (WA State Death Records);

Zeimantz, Theodore;  (Apr 14, 1844-Oct 15, 1914; h/o Katherine); {Edit: Theodore Zeimantz and family appear on the Mondovi Census in 1900: Theodore, 50; Catherine, 48; and their children: Jacob, 28; Valentine, 23; Sophia, 21; John C., 19; Annie C., 14; Michael M, 9; and Franciscus.} “Theodore Zeimantz. Died: 15 Oct 1914, age 70, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Jacob Zeimantz. Mother: Abelona Faust.” (WA State Death Records);

Zeimantz, Theodore Edward;  (1889-1973; husband; shared stone w/Helen I.); “Funeral services for Theodore Zeimantz, 84, will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Strate Funeral Home.  The Rev Roger Muisiner will officiate at the funeral, for which Leonard Abbott, Ted Buck, Ed Mecklenburg, Walter Kruger, Charles Ensor and Richard Zeimer will serve as pall bearers.  Zeimantz, an early settler of this area, will be buried in the Mondovi cemetery. Born in South Dakota to John and Susan Zeimantz, (he) spent most of his life around Davenport. He also farmed briefly in Cutbank, MT.  In 1923 he married Helen Irene LaBou;  she died in 1955. Surviving are three sons, Ted, Davenport; Steve, Spokane; and Wayne, Seattle. Eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive as do four sisters—Sophie Phillips, Davenport; Minnie Foulk, Kokomo, IN; Lena Dean and Margaret Hurst, both Spokane.” (Davenport Times:  6-20-1973)  “Theodore Edwin Zeimantz. Died: 6-18-1973, Davenport, Lincoln Co. Birth: 1-24-1889, SD.  Widowed.  Father: John Zeimantz. Mother: Susan Weber. Burial: Mondovi Cemetery, Mondovi, WA.” (Lincoln Co Health death card); {Edit: Theodore Edward Zeimantz was born 1-24-1889 at Day, Bristol Co, SD to John Christopher Zeimantz and his wife Susanna Elizabeth Weber. Theodore died in Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA on June 18, 1973.} “Groom: Theodore E. Zeimantz, 30, b. SD. Residing: Mondovia. Single. Farming. Father: John Zeimantz. Mother: Susan Weber, both born MN. Bride: Elizabeth Haines, 26, b. IL. Residing Davenport. Divorced. Father: Charles Lueck, born Germany. Mother: Margaret Kroa, born Germany. Marriage: Nov 18, 1919 in Spokane. Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. John Boleneus. Officiant: Justice of Peace, H. C. Hyde.” (Certificate of Marriage: License: No. 26678) {Edit: Elizabeth Lueck Zeimantz died 6 March 1923, age 29, Davenport, Lincoln Co, WA and was buried in Mt View Cemetery in Davenport, WA.}

Zeimantz, Valentine;  (Jan 18, 1877-Dec 10, 1907; Born in Leafvalley, MN); s/o Theodore and Katherine;  {Edit: Valentine Zeimantz appeared on the 1900 Mondovi Census in the household of Theodore Zeimantz and his wife Catherine, as one of seven children.}; “Valentine Zeimantz. Died: 10 Dec 1907, age 30, Lincoln Co, WA. Father: Theodore Zeimantz; Mother: Cathleen Lahr.” (WA State Death Records; edit: other sources show the mother’s maiden name as Lars);  “Valentine Zeimantz, groom.  Mary G. Gussbach, bride. Marriage: 12-13-1905, Lincoln Co, WA.” (Lincoln Co Auditor: Marriage Index; Actual Marriage Certificate is faint, shows the ceremony performed by Theoph. J. Pypers, Catholic Priest; License dated Dec 12, 1905; Witnesses: T. P. Peck and Ana K. Zeimantz.);


Zeimantz Marriages:

Anderson, Joseph of Spokane Co

Zeimantz, Helen of Lincoln Co

Marriage: Apr 10, 1938 at Harrington by A Catholic Priest, John J. Coleman.


Appel, Donald; 24, 1st; b. Garfield, WA; res. Endicott; s/o Oswald A. &Fanny Schalz.

Zeimantz, Edna; 21, 1st; b. Mondovi; res. Pullman; d/o Jacob Z. & Mary Gusbach.

Marriage: Nov 26, 1936 at Pullman by Catholic Priest, Rev O. F. O’Connol.


Bennett, Leslie D. of Mondovi

Zeimantz, Ruth of Mondovi

Marriage: Sept 16, 1939 at Spokane, Minister, Rev A. Taylor Dunlap of Spokane.


Caulfield, George F. of Spokane

Caulfield, Ellen M. of Spokane (? Nee Robertson)

Marriage: Sept 8, 1950 at Spokane by Justice of Peace, _ S Lowes.


Cheyney, Clarence of Republic

Zeimantz, Lucille of Pullman

Marriage: Nov 12, 1938 by Catholic Priest, Rev O. F ____, of Pullman. (edit: same as Donald Appel and Edna Zeimantz)


Cook, Gertrude (nee Zeimantz) of Spokane

Sontag, Peter P. of Spokane

Marriage: Aug 15, 1936 at Spokane, by Henry Arthur Winkle, Central Christian Church.


Fritz, Willis R; 23, 1st m; b. WI; res. Davenport; s/o Lester Fritz & Ella Downing.

Zeimantz, Lena; 19, 1st m; b. WA; res. Mondovi; d/o John Zeimantz & Susan Weber.

Marriage: Nov 11, 1916 at Spokane; Justice of Peace, Geo S___.


Hein, Wm J.; 29, 1st; b. Calumet, WI; res. Davenport; s/o Wm Hein & Margaret Siehl.

Zeimantz, Sophia; 22; 1st; b. MN; res. Mondovi; d/o Theodore Z. & Catharine Lahr.

Marriage: Feb 19, 1901; Reardan; by Pastor ______.


Johnson, Adolph of Lincoln Co

Zeimantz, Susan of Lincoln Co

Marriage: Dec 2, 1920 at Harrington by Catholic Priest, M. P. Shiel


Johnson, Adolph of Lincoln Co; age 66, b. Paulina, Iowa

Cole, Della Lenora Golland (widow) of Lincoln Co; age 60, b. Reardan

Marriage: Dec 15, 1963 in Lincoln Co by Lutheran Minister, Rev Ralph Fischer, Wilbur.


Peck, T. P. of Lincoln Co

Zeimantz, Mary of Lincoln Co

Marriage: Jan 16, 1906 at Davenport by Catholic Priest, Theoph. Pyper.


Phillips, Harry T; 28, 1st m; b. MN; res. Mondovi; s/o Edwin Phillips & Rose Shepherd.

Zeimantz, Sophia; 20, 1st; b. MN; res. Mondovi; d/o John Z. & Susan Weber.

Marriage: July 16, 1913 at Spokane; Justice of Peace, no name.


Robertson, C. H. of Lincoln Co

Zeimantz, Gertie of Lincoln Co

Marriage: June 14, 1906 at Davenport by Catholic Priest, Theoph. M. J. Pypers.


Zeimantz, Henry; 24, 1st; b. MN; res. Reardan; s/o Christ. Z. & Marguerite Tennes.

Campbell, Edith; 23, b. CA, res. Waukon; d/o Geo Campbell & Ellen Adams

Marriage: June 19, 1907 at Waukon, O S Wilson.


Zeimantz, Jacob; of Lincoln Co

Zeimantz, Mrs. Mary G. Zeimantz of Lincoln Co

Marriage: Feb 4, 1909 at Reardan, by Catholic Priest, Chas C O’Brien, Cheney, WA.

(bride should be ; Jacob Z. & Mary Gusbach.



Mondovi Cemetery Obituaries, Mondovi, Lincoln County,

Washington submitted to the WAGenWeb by

Marge Womach, January 2009.

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