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Title: Elsie Bingenheimer

Dates: 1882-1939

Collection Number: 00119

Quantity: 29 items and a scrapbook

Abstract: Stereographs of Dakota Territory by L. A. Huffman and F. Jay Haynes and a scrapbook from Mayville State Teacher’s College 1939.

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired this collection from Elsie Bingenheimer in March 1985.

Property rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyright: Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs. Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U. S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection name, number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

Related Collections:
MSS 10251 Bingenheimer Mercantile Company
MSS 20201 Willard G. Bingenheimer
MSS 20403 George H. Bingenheimer

Biographical Sketch
From the Bismarck Tribune,November 2, 1994

Elsie Thal Bingenheimer, 74, died Oct. 30, 1994, in the Mandan Hospital. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at United Church of Christ, Bismarck, with the Revs. Stevens Hilyard, Jack Seville, and Austin Engel officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Elsie Marion Thal was born Dec. 6, 1919, in Lakota, the daughter of Gustav and Alice (Crandall) Thal. She attended schools in Lakota and Mayville, and graduated as valedictorian from Mayville High School in 1937. She graduated from Mayville Teachers College in 1941. In spite of losing her hearing at age 13, Elsie was very active in school, participating in numerous clubs, debate, sports, drama and was the homecoming queen. Following college, she taught school at Hetland, S.D., and New Rockford. Elsie married Willard G. “Bing” Bingenheimer, June 19, 1949, at Redfield, S.D. They moved to Wyoming and then to Bismarck in 1953. Elsie worked as secretary for the United Church of Christ, North Dakota Indian Missions and North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission from 1965-1981. For her personal efforts, she was honored at powwows and Standing Rock and Fort Berthold reservations. Through the years Elsie was involved in numerous clubs and organizations. The included Eastern Star, Beta Sigma Phi, League of Women Voters, Girls Scouts and volunteering at the Heritage Center and governor’s mansion. She served on the Board of Directors of Mayville Alumni Foundation and received its distinguished service award in 1991. Her involvement was so great in the local and state church, that she received recognition from the national church in 1992. She also received the UCC North Dakota Conference Medallion Award for outstanding lay people and clergy.

She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Laurie and Mark Ponwith, Arizona, Jean Bingenheimer, Minneapolis, and Sara and John Felix, Wyoming; and two sons and one daughter-in-law, Philip and Laurie, Texas, and Gordon, Seattle; one sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Gilbert Daigneault, Florida; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Crandall and Mary, Minneapolis, and Clarke and Betty, Denver; and six grandchildren, Sara, Elizabeth, Bryan and Joshua Bingenheimer, and Kelsey and Katie Felix.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Bing, who died in 1982.


00119-01              Monster Buffalo Bull January 1882. L. A. Huffman stereograph
00119-02              Our First Elk. L. A. Huffman stereograph
00119-03              His First Grizzly. L. A. Huffman stereograph
00119-04              Hump and Head Warriors. L. A. Huffman stereograph
00119-05              Rain-in-the-Face’s camp. L. A. Huffman stereograph
00119-06              Rain-in-the-Face at home. L. A. Huffman stereograph
00119-07              Sioux Warrior’s Grave. L. A. Huffman stereograph
00119-08              Custer Battlefield Monument. L. A. Huffman stereograph
00119-09              Where Custer Fell. L. A. Huffman stereograph
00119-10              Custer Battlefield. L. A. Huffman stereograph
00119-11              Ice blocks Mandan, D.T. F. Jay Haynes stereograph
00119-12              Ice blocks in front of Merchant’s Hotel, Mandan, D.T. F. Jay Haynes stereograph
00119-13              Ice floes in front of Oysters Bay, Mandan, D.T. F. Jay Haynes stereograph
00119-14              East on Main Street, Mandan, D.T. F. Jay Haynes stereograph. Shows men standing on porch of Bingenheimer Bros. Druggists
00119-15              East on Main Street, Mandan, D.T. F. Jay Haynes stereograph
00119-16              Ice floes with train and Mandan depot in background. F. Jay Haynes stereograph
00119-17              Pyramid Park Hotel and Depot, Little Missouri, D.T. F. Jay Haynes stereograph
00119-18              Buffalo Valley, Little Missouri, D.T. F. Jay Haynes stereograph
00119-19              Antelope Butte, Little Missouri River. F. Jay Haynes stereograph
00119-20              Indian Group. F. Jay Haynes stereograph
00119-21              Noted Sioux Chiefs. F. Jay Haynes stereograph
00119-22              Northern Pacific Railroad engine stuck in snow. F. Jay Haynes stereograph
00119-23              Northern Pacific Railroad engines covered with snow. F. Jay Haynes stereograph
00119-24              Northern Pacific Railroad bridge over the Missouri River. F. Jay Haynes stereograph
00119-25              Dauphin’s Rapids, Mont. F. Jay Haynes stereograph
00119-26              Sitting Bull. O.S. Goff photo
00119-27              Gatling Gun Battery, Fort Abraham Lincoln, D.T. F. Jay Haynes stereograph
00119-28              Students in front of school, Mayville, N.D. 1920s
00119-29              George Bingenheimer and his boarding house, The Arlington, Mandan N.D. 1880 Gilbert
& Miller, Mandan DT stereograph

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