Margaret Adolf -- 1960
Final rites for Mrs. Margaret Adolf were conducted
at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Thursday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. with the Rev.
A.F. Boese officiating. The Hendricks Mortuary was in charge of arrangements
with burial in the Immanuel Church Cemetary.
Margaret Adolf, nee Buchfingk, was born Nov. 7, 1868,
in Teplitz, Bassarabia, Russia. She died at the age of 91 years,
9 months and 14 days. She lived a Christian life as well as a pioneering
one and helped in times of illness and distress before doctors and nurses
When only three days old, she was christened by Pastor
Baumann. She was orphaned at the age of seven and lived with her
sister, Katherine Gast, until womanhood. She was confirmed by Pastor
In 1888 she was married to William Adolf in Breene
by Pastor Bischel. They left the following year for Caucasia near
the Black Sea and resided at Anaba in the Michelsfeld Colony until 1908
when they immigrated to America, the state of Colorado, with their family
of ten living children. Three children had passed away at an early
age in Russia. One daughter was born in America. The family home-steaded
land. Mr. Adolf passed away in 1948 and one son followed him in death.
Mrs. Adolf made her home with her children for sometime
as her eyesight had failed her. When failing health made more care
necessary she went to live at the Heinrichs Rest Home where her condition
She leaves, to mourn her departure 10 children: Gottlieb,
Nettie (Mrs. Jake Hasart) and Chris of Burlington; Margaret (Mrs.
Conrad Meyer), John and Carl of Bethune; William of Newberg, Ore.; Mary
(Mrs. Frank Kramer) of Loveland; Tena (Mrs. Richard Lessing) of Denver
and Freda (Mrs. William Weisshaar) of Yuma; 38 grandchildren, 82
great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, besides a host of friends
Pall bearers were six grandsons: Gottlieb Adolf Jr., Jerry Hasart,
Rudolf Adolf, Clord Meyer, Junior Weisshaar and Carl Adolf, Jr.