Andrew ADOLF -- 1932
File copy courtesy of Esther Young,
Andrew Adolf was born in Brijene, Russia, on Dec. 24 1873, and passed away on
Oct.. 19, 1932, at his home, north of Bethune, at the age of 58 years, 9 months
and 22 days. At the age of 14 he came to America with his brother, arriving at
Scotland, South Dakota. Soon after he came to Denver, where he worked for a few
years. Then he came to Kit Carson county where he later took up a homestead
northwest of Burlington, where [he] lived until his death. On Feb 12, 1899, he
was united in marriage with Margaret Schlichenmayer.
He was one of the
successful farmers of the settlement, a quiet and peace-loving man and a devout
Christian, and a friend to all. A member of the Congregational Church, he seldom
missed church services on Sundays. He had been ailing for a few months and was
confined to his bed for the last two weeks. He will be greatly missed by the
family and his many friends.
He leaves his wife and three daughter and five sons to mourn his death. They are
Mrs. John Gollie of Winona, Kans., Mrs. John Gramm, Martha, Jacob, William, John
Emmanuel, Fred, Dave. Also two brothers, August and William of Bethune. He was
buried in the cemetery near the church.