Rites Held for
August Adolf -- 1948
August Adolf, son of Christian and Frederika Adolf, was born
at Briene, Bessarabia, South Russia, march 22, 1868, and was baptized in the
Evangelical Lutheran church. He later received his instruction and was confirmed
in the word of God in 1877. He grew to manhood in Russia, learning the trade of
On Nov. 9 1884, he was married to Kathrine Richter, and in
May, 1888, he and his wife and two children came to America. First they settled
at Scotland, S. D., where he worked in a shoe store. In March, 1890, he and his
family, along with others, came to Burlington and started what is called the
German Settlement. They organized the German Lutheran church with Rev. Daniel
Mayer as the first pastor. In 1893 he helped build the first rock church, 24x40
feet, and when the congregation outgrew the church, he helped build the second
structure, 32x60, in 1926. He also served on the church board.
In 1930 his dear wife died and he lived with his son, August,
and family for about 15 years, living for the last three years with his children
Mr. Adolf was in good health until two weeks before his death.
He underwent an operation, and was making a satisfactory recovery, until
complications developed and he died April 25, at the hospital in Yakima, Wash.
His body was shipped to Burlington and funeral services were held at the
Immanuel’s Lutheran church Sunday afternoon, May 2, with the Rev. L. C. Johnson
officiating. Burial was in the Immanuel’s cemetery beside his wife.
He leaves to mourn his death his sons A. W. Adolf, Bethune, [this
is all of the clipping that is available.]