Gottlieb Adolf -- 1963
Funeral services for Gottlieb Adolf Sr., a
resident of the community for 55 years, were held Monday, Nov. 18, at the
First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Burlington, conducted by Pastor W.
H. Rath. Funeral arrangements were by the Hendricks Mortuary.
Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, Burlington.
Gottlieb Adolf Sr. died Nov. 14 at the Kit Carson
County Memorial Hospital in Burlington at the age of 72 years, 11 days.
He was born at Anapa, Michaelsfeld, South Russia, Nov. 3, 1891, the son
of William and Margaret Adolf. He was baptized and confirmed in the
Lutheran Church of Michaelsfeld.
He arrived in this community (the Settlement) in
May of 1908, and, with the exception of two years (1935-37) spent in Newberg,
Ore., lived most of his life on two farms in the Settlement northwest of
Burlington. One of his farms was a homestead.
On March 25, 1914, he was united in marriage with
Mrs. Barbara Wiedman (nee Stahlecker), at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bethune.
God blessed this home with five children, Gottlieb Jr., Leah, Herman, George
Wiedman, all of Burlington, and Ella, who died in infancy.
In 1953 Mr. and Mrs. Adolf moved and made their home
in Burlington. His health began to decline seriously about a year
He was preceded in death by a brother, August; three
sisters and his parents. He is survived by his wife; his living children
(mentioned above); four brothers, William of Newberg, Ore., Carl and John
of Bethune, Christ of Burlington; five sisters, Mrs. Margaret Meyer of
Bethune, Mrs. Tina Lessing of Henderson, Mrs. Frank Kramer of Loveland,
Mrs. Jake Hasart. of Burlington and Mrs. William Weisshiar of Yuma; also
by 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.