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 Carl Adolf, Sr.-342
Carl Adolf, Sr.-342
B. 15 Jan 1900
Odessa, Russia
D. 25 Apr 1975
Burlington, Colorado


1. Ervin ADOLF-1524 (child)
2. Ray ADOLF-1520
3. Carl (Dick) ADOLF, Jr.-530
4. Everett ADOLF-531
5. Lillie ADOLF-638
6. Joan ADOLF-1521
7. Fern ADOLF-1522
8. Clord ADOLF-1523
Burial Place:
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
Bethune, Colorado

Marriage Source:
Colorado Marriage Index

Carl & Clara Adolf Wedding
29 Jan 1920

(photo from of great-granddaughter Teila CARROLL Tankersley)

Photo of Carl & Clara Adolf
with Carl's parents William & Margaret Adolf.

(photo from of great-granddaughter Teila CARROLL Tankersley)

Photo of children Ray & Lillie

Carl Sr.-342 was listed as "Charles" in
the 1910 Census

Pedigree Chart
Christian ADOLF-85
B. 15 Nov 1839
Brienne, Bessarabia, South Russia
D. 3 Aug 1925
Bethune, Colorado
William ADOLF-247
B.  22 May 1867
Briene, Bessarabia, South Russia
D. 4 Sep 1948 
Bethune, Colorado
Fredericka STEGG-86
B. 19 Feb 1842
Brienne, Bessaeabia, Russia
D. 1924
Bethune, Colorado
Carl Adolf, Sr.-342
B. 15 Jan 1900
Odessa, Russia
D. 25 Apr 1975
Burlington, Colorado
Margaret BUCHFINK-339
B. 7 Nov 1868
Teplitz, Bessarabia, South Russia
D. Aug 1960
Bethune, Colorado

Married: 29 Jan 1920 
[Cert# 1205]
Bethune, Colorado

B. 31 Aug 1903
D. 21 Jan 1990


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Carl Adolf, Sr. --  1975

         Carl Adolf, Sr. was born Jan. 15, 1900, in Odessa, Russia, the son of William and Margaret Adolf.  Carl came to America with his parents where they made their home in the Settlement north of Bethune. 
Carl was baptized in infancy and was confirmed in 1914 in the Immanuel Lutheran Church north of Bethune where he remained a member until his death.  He was united in marriage Jan. 29, 1920, to Clara Stahlecker.  They settled on a farm north of Bethune where they resided for 46 years and raised eight children. 
        Carl and Clara celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Jan. 29.  Mr. and Mrs. Adolf moved to Burlington in 1966 where Carl resumed his work as a carpenter until his death. 
        Mr. Adolf is survived by his wife, Clara, seven children:  Ray of Omaha, Neb.; Lillie Schaal, Joan Carrol of Colorado Springs; Fern Jefferson of Alamosa; Clord of Canon City; Carl Jr. and Everett of Bethune; three brothers, William of Oregon.  John and Chris of Burlington; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Meyer, Mrs. Netti Hasart and Mrs. Freda Weisshaar, all of Burlington; 20 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. 
        One child, Erwin; one grandson, Larry; his parents; two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. 
        Funeral services were held Monday, April 28, at the Bethune Immanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Henry Thorberg officiating. 
Song selection, "How Great Thou Art," "Gott Ist Die Lieve," "Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone," "Jesus Savior Pilot Me" and "Sweet Hour of Prayer," were sung by Allen Barber and the congregation accompanied at the piano by Louise Schlichenmayer. 
        Casket bearers were Jerry Meyer, George Wiedman, Phil Stolz, Jim Hasart and George and Robert Stahlecker.  Honorary casket bearers were Don Perry, David Stahlecker, Ralph Adolf, Reinhart Adolf, Ralph Horst, Ivan Stolz, Junior Weisshaar, Tom Hardy, Delmar Adolf and Larry Horst. 
        Interment was made in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. 
        A memorial fund has been established at the Bank of Burlington with the proceeds to be used for the support of the orphans of the Brotherhood and adult Sunday School of Immanuel Lutheran church through Compassion, Inc.

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