Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden

Wilhelmina Margarethe Rebbe was born March 22, 1881, in Nebraska, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Rebbe. In 1898, she graduated from the Normal School at Spearfish, South Dakota, with a teaching certificate. She came to Camp Verde, Arizona Territory, in 1900.

On September 28, 1904, she married William Harrison Hollingshead, a carpenter, in Spearfish, South Dakota. William and Minnie had three daughters: Elizabeth M. Sturm, born November 20, 1907; Inez C. Cobb, born January 16, 1912; and Virginia Mae Nicholson, born September 22, 1916.

Minnie lived most of her life in Yavapai County, residing in Camp Verde, Walker, Clarkdale, Skull Valley and Prescott. She was a teacher, ranch wife, mother and leader in the First Church of God. She was always held in great respect and affection by people who knew her.

Two of her daughters are university graduates. All three girls were healthy and combined successful careers with children and stable marriages.

Minnie died on March 7, 1968, in Porterville, California, and was buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Beaumont, California.

Donor: Elizabeth Sturm, November 1998

Additional documentation and photographs may be available in the Sharlot Hall Museum Archives and Library.