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  John S.(Johnny) ADOLF-439
John (Johnny) Solomon ADOLF-439
B. 24 Mar 1906
Settlement, Bethune, Colorado
D. 8 Apr 1974
Denver, Colorado


 1. Harold ADOLF-1493  [Web Site]
 2. Wilford ADOLF-938
 3. Velda ADOLF-939
Burial Place:
Hope Congregational Cemetery
Bethune, Colorado

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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
Andreas (Andrew) ADOLF-249
B. 24 Dec 1873
Brienne, Bessarabien, Russia
D. 19 Oct 1932
Bethune, Colorado
Fredericka STEGG-86
B. 19 Feb 1842
Brienne, Bessaeabia, Russia
D. 1924
Bethune, Colorado
John S. ADOLF-439
B. 24 Mar 1906
Settlement, Bethune, Colorado
D. 8 Apr 1974
Denver, Colorado
B. 3 May, 1848/1849
Hoffnungstahl, South Russia
D. 29 May 1900
Bethune, Colorado
Margaretha SCHLICHENMAYER-1453
B. 22 Jan 1880
D. 3 Dec 1952
Bethune, Colorado
Margaretha KIENSLE-1451
B. 16 Dec 1852
Hoffnungsthal, Russia
D. 18 Jan  1931
Burlington, Colorado
Married 6 Oct 1932   [Cert# A40]
Burlington, Colorado
B. 16 January 1911
Bethune, Colorado
D. 21 January 2007
Burlington, Colorado


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John S. Adolf  --  1974

         John Solomon Adolf was born March 24, 1906, to Andreas and Margaret Adolf at Bethune.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Immanuel Lutheran Church.  In 1932 he became a member of the Hope Congregational Church and was and active member in all church functions. 
        On Oct. 6. 1932, he was united in marriage to Lydia Stahlecker at the Hope Congregational Church by the Rev. Chris E. Maiedchke.  To this union was born three children.  John spent  his entire life farming north of Bethune.  He was a loyal and loving husband, father and grandfather. 
        John enjoyed good health up to the final four months of his life of which he spent in and out of the hospital.  He passed away at the age of 68 years and 15 days at St. Anthony's Hospital in Denver April 8. 
        He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother.  He is survived by his wife, Lydia; two sons, Harold of Villa Grove and Wilford of Bethune; one daughter, Velda of Bethune; two daughters-in-law, Judy and Nikki; six grandchildren; five brothers, Jake and Emanuel of Sterling, Fred of Akron, William and Dave of Burlington; three sisters, Carolina Galli of Brewster, Kan., Fredia Gramm and Martha Weiss of Burlington. 
        Funeral services were held April 11 at the Hope United Church of Christ, Bethune, with Rev. Ruben Isaak officiating.  Song selections, "My God and I," were sung by Butch and Sandee Strobel while the men's choir sang "Beyond The Sunset;" accompanist was Mrs. Beulah Lambert.   Casket bearers were Chris, Lawrence and Raymond Schlichenmayer, Junior Weisshaar, Ralph Adolf and Max Kramer.  Interment was made in the church cemetery.

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