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John GRAMM-1593
John Henry GRAMM-1593
B. 10 Dec 1906
D. 12 Oct 1985


 1. Richard
 2. Raymond
 3. Gladys
Burial Place:
Hope Congregational Cemetery
Bethune, Colorado

Archive File:
1910 Census


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John Gramm and Frieda Adolf were married February 21, 1929 at the Hope United Church of Christ north Bethune. They were one of the first couples to be married there. They both were born and raised in the settlement area where they helped John's parents and brothers farm. They moved to different places where they could find work. John worked for the WPA for several years.  In 1943, the house burned down, which was north of Burlington. It was known as the Davis place.
After the house burned down, the family lived with different families until they could find a place to live. In 1952, John, Frieda and their three children, Richard, Raymond, and Gladys, moved to Burlington, Colorado where they were both employed. John worked for the Kit Carson County Court House as a janitor for 29 years. He worked there until his death. John passed away on October 12, 1985. He is buried as the Hope United Church of Christ cemetery. Frieda is living in Burlington.


Pedigree Chart
Johann Gramm-2800
Married: 13 Nov 1856 Glueckstal, Russia
Christian GRAMM-1594
B. 1 Feb 1861
Kassel, Russia
D. 25 Feb 1935
Burlington, Colorado
Elisabeth Kalmbach-2785
John GRAMM-1593
B. 10 Dec 1906
D. 12 Oct 1985
Christina STROBEL-1595
B. 17 Nov 1864
Bessarabia, Russia
D. 28 Dec 1949
Burlington, CO
Married 21 Feb 1929 [Cert #2043]
Bethune, Colorado
Frieda ADOLF-443
B. 7 Aug 1907
Settlement, Bethune, Colorado
D. 23 Jan 1997
Burlington, Colorado


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John Gramm  --  1985

         Final rites for John Henry Gramm were Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1985, at 2 pm in the Hope United Church of Christ in Bethune with Dr. Albert Wetzel officiating.  The organist and pianist for the services were Deloris Dobler and Velda Adolf.  The Hope United Men's Choir were the singers.  Song selections were "How Great Thou Art" and "Safe In the Arms of Jesus".
        Casket bearers were Doug Beeson, Dale Gramm, Monte McCormick, Bill Gramm, John Gramm, John Purviance.  Honorary casket bearers were Art Lange, Ron Peake, Clarence Winslow, Russell Gramm, Albert Weiss and Art Gramm.  Interment was in the Hope United Church of Christ Cemetery in Bethune.
        John Henry Gramm was born Dec. 10, 1906, to Christ Gramm and Christina (Strobel) Gramm.  He was the youngest of seven children.  John passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, at St. Anthony Hospital in Denver.
        As a child, he grew up on the family farm north of Bethune, working with his parents and brothers.  John attended school in the Settlement area.  He was baptized Feb. 10, 1907, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church north of Bethune by the Rev. Gustav Pastor and was confirmed on April 30, 1922 by Rev. Carl Haemmelmann.
        On Feb. 21, 1929, he was united in marriage to Freida Adolf.  To this union three children were born:  Richard, Raymond and Gladys.
        In the 1930's he worked for the WPA and farmed.  In 1952, the family moved to Burlington.  After moving to town, he drove a school bus for the Burlington School District, worked for Andrews Dray Lines and Burlington Building and Supply.  For the past 27 years he was employed at the Kit Carson County Courthouse until his death. He enjoyed bowling and pitching horseshoes.
        John was preceeded in death by his parents, Christ and Cristina; brothers Jake, Gottlieb, Christ, William and sister Lisa and son-in-law Duane Beeson.
        Survivors include his wife Freida and children Richard and wife Elvira, Raymond and wife Margaret and Gladys.  Also, grandchildren Dale, Bill, Della and husband John, John Lloyd, Russell, Doug and wife Tammy, Jeanette and Cheryl.  Three great grandchildren, Brandy, Cody and Cyler Beeson and sister Pauline Schaal.
        He was willing to help anyone that needed help and was a good husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will also be greatly missed by a host of other relatives and friends.

Also:  German Obit. published in "Kirchenbote", a German language newspaper for the Deutschen Evangelischen Kongregational Gemeinden von Amerika (German Evangelical Congregational  Church of America)
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