Cecelia (Londrosh) Herman
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Cecelia (Londrosh) Herman (1872 - 1944)

Cecelia Herman formerly Londrosh
Born in Alma City, Waseca, Minnesota, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 18 Jan 1893 (to 1929) in Woodbury, Iowa, United Statesmap
Died at age 72 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Aug 2020
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Cecelia was Ho-Chunk.




Cecelia was born in 1872 in Alma City, Minnesota. (Maurice Herman DC) She was the daughter of Louis Londrosh and Mary St. Cyr.


Cecelia had the following children with Louis Herman:

1. Mary (b. Dec 1893 - 1977 ) m. Charles H. Clark (b. 1895 - 1968 )
2. Louis, jr. (b. Aug 1895) (appears to have died in infancy)
3. Bernard (b. 1896)
4. Ashley J. (21 Nov 1898 - 22 April 1969 ), m. 16 Apr 1921 to Thelma Mcguinis (b. 1903)
5. Oakley J. (b. 1899)
6. Maurice Joseph (18 April 1900 - 26 Nov 1944 )
7. Paul L. (1906 - 21 Jan 1935)
8. Charles Cecil (b. 9 Jan 1914 - 19 May 1966 ), m. 8 Jan 1938 to Marjorie Daw Heisel


Cecelia attended Carlisle Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She entered school on 14 Nov 1883 at age 11, and graduated in 1889 at age 17. “After graduating at Carlisle in ’89, I attended the State Normal School at Millersville, Pa. for two years.” (File)

Enrolls Her Son at Carlisle

In a letter written from Winnebago, NE (5 Apr 1910) she tells a Mr. M. Freidman of Carlisle, Pa., "Dear Friend, While I was perfectly aware what a lapse of good manners it was to leave Carlisle without seeking you out, just at the time of my leaving, I felt so keenly, the impending separation from my dear son, that it seemed impossible for me to make the rounds demanded by common courtesy. I apologize, however, very sincerely, and take this occasion of thanking you for the privilege of visiting Carlisle, of placing my son there as a student, and for the kind hospitality shown me while [...] enjoyed it so much and I was so delighted to find the school so much improved, in every way. I felt that it was a very great privilege to be able to leave my son there to enjoy all the advantages for development in every line. In return for the great kindness shown me, I can but use any influence I may possess in assisting the school in securing students and in assisting any exstudents in any way possible. I have every assurance that my boy will be well cared for in every way, and that you and all of the instructors will do all in our power for his advancement. Thanking you once more and hoping that I may make some small return, I remain

Gratefully yours
Cecilia L. Herman" (File)

Placed in her file is a clipping from a newspaper, The Arrow, which states, "Mrs. Cecilia Londrosh Herman, a Carlisle graduate of the class of 1889, is here for the commencement festivities. She brought her son Bernard, whom she has enrolled as a student and he has taken his place in Small Boys' Quarters. Mrs. Herman is a Winnebago, and the members of that tribe here at the school were glad to see her."


"I taught in the Government School at Winnebago Agency for one year. I was married on leaving the Indian Service and have since been engaged in caring for my home and family." (File)


1872 — her family resided in near Alma City, Waseca County, Minnesota, which is about 8 miles SE of the Winnebago Agency at St. Clair.

1880 — she resided on a farm in Jay, Martin County, Minnesota. (Census)

1882 — her mother remarried Jacob Russell, and the family moved to Winnebago, Thurston County, Nebraska. (Obit of Ashley A Londrosh)

1883 — on 14 Nov, she entered the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. (File)

1885 — resided at Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania. (File)

1886 — returned to Carlisle Indian School. (File)

1889 — having graduated from Carlisle Indian School, on 2 Sept, she enrolled in the State Normal School, Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania. She graduated on 30 June 1891. (File)

1891 — resided in Winnebago, Nebraska. (File)

1907 — on 21 Jan, she lists her address as "Homer, Neb." (File)

1907 — the family moved this same year to Winnebago, Nebraska. She is recorded as living there as late as 1911. (File)

1914 — on or before 30 January, she resided in Sioux City, Iowa, where she lived for the rest of her life. (Student Info Card, 1920 census, L Herman DC)

1944 — at her death on 7 September, she was living at 1512 George St, Sioux Falls, Iowa.


She passed away on 7 September 1944 in Sioux City, Iowa. She is buried at Calvary Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA. (Find a Grave)


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