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 Chris Adolf-433
Chris Adolf-433
B. 24 Oct 1905
Michaefeld, Russia
D.  26 Dec 1983
Burlington, Colorado


 1. Arnella ADOLF Corliss-1474
 2. Delmar ADOLF-1476
Burial Place:
Fairview Cemetery
Burlington, Colorado

Archive File:
1910 Census

Marriage Source:
Colorado Marriage Index



Time Line:

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
Chris Adolf-433
B. 24 Oct 1905
Michaefeld, Russia
D. 26 Dec 1983
Burlington, Colorado
Margaret BUCHFINK-339
B. 7 Nov 1868
Teplitz, Bessarabia, South Russia
D. Aug 1960
Bethune, Colorado
Marriage: 15 Apr 1928
[Cert #1961]
Bethune, Colorado
B. 14 Oct 1904
Settlement, Bethune, Colorado
D. 9 Dec 1997
Yuma, Colorado


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Chris Adolf --  1984

         Funeral services for Christian Adolf were Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 1:30 pm in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Burlington.  Rev. Wayne Mesecher officiated and Hendricks Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
        The singers and song selections included:  Monasmith family, "Old Rugged Cross"; Don Monasmith, "How Great Thou Art"; the congregation:  "What A Friend We Have In Jesus".  The organist was Karen Ziegler.  Casket bearers were Junior Weisshaar, Jim Hasart, Norman Meyer, Ralph Adolf, Herman Adolf, Carl Adolf Jr.  Honorary casket bearers were George Weidman, Lester Vinduska, Ernie Schick, Dr. R.C. Beethe and Dwight Johnson.   Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Burlington.
        Christ Adolf, son of Wilhem and Margretta Adolf, was born Oct. 24, 1905, in Michaefeld, Russia.  Chris' father brought him and the boys to America when Chris was a young boy.  Three months later they were joined by his mother and two sisters.  Chris was baptized into Jesus Christ and his body, the church, as an infant while living in Russia.  He later affirmed that faith through the Rite of Confirmation of June 6, 1920, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, north of Bethune, commonly referred to as "the Settlement."
        On April 15, 1928, Chris joined his life to the life of Anna Dorthea Weisshaar, in holy matrimony at Immanuel Lutheran.  To this union, one daughter and one son were born.  After their marriage Christ and Anna farmed north of Kanorado until about 1941, when they moved to the "Settlement" area north of Bethune.  They farmed there until ill health hastened his retirement in 1956, when they moved to Burlington to live out their lives together.  Chris was devoted to his family and his church throughout his life.  He and Anna became members of first St. Paul's in 1956, where he served both God and others faithfully.
        Chris passed from this life to his eternal home on Dec. 26, 1983, at Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital at the age of 78 years, 2 months and 2 days.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers and three sisters.
        He is survived by his wife, Anna, of Burlington; 2 children Arnella Corliss and husband Bert of Yuma; Delmar Adolf and his wife Kathy of Grand Junction; 4 grandchildren, Sabrina Hammerich and her husband Bill of Greeley; Tony Corliss of Yuma, Chris and Evan Adolf of Grand Junction, two great-grandchildren, Justin and Jessica Hammerich of Greeley; two sisters, Nettie Hasart of Burlington, Frieda Weisshaar and her husband Bill of Burlington; two brothers, William of Newbury, Ore., John Adolf and his wife Martha of Burlington; and many other relatives and friends.

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