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Anna WEISSHAAR Adolf-458
Anna Dorothea WEISSHAAR-458
B. 14 Oct 1904
Settlement, Bethune, Colorado
D. 9 Dec 1997
Yuma, Colorado


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

Archive File:
1910 Census


Time Line:

Pedigree Chart
Johann WEISSHAAR-367
B. 5 Nov 1863
D. 6 Dec 1916
B. 14 Oct 1904
Settlement, Bethune, Colorado
D. 9 Dec 1997
Yuma, Colorado
Christina WILHELM-368
B. 11 Apr 1865
D. 28 Feb 1946
Married 15 Apr 1928 [Cert #1961]
ILC Bethune, Colorado
Chris Adolf-433
B. 24 Oct 1905
Michaefeld, Russia
D. 26 Dec 1983
Burlington, Colorado


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Anna Adolf  --  1997

     Anna Dorotha (Weisshaar) Adolf was born Oct. 14, 1904, on the family homestead, northeast of Burlington, known as the Settlement.  She passed away Dec. 9, 1997, at Yuma Life Care Center.

     Anna is the last living descendent of a family of 12.  She is the second from the youngest child of John and Christina Weisshaar, who emigrated to the United States from Russia in 1885.

     Anna was baptized, confirmed and married in the Lutheran Church in the Settlement.  She met and married Chris Adolf, April 15, 1928.

     They farmed and survived through the depression, dust bowl days and grasshopper plagues, Plus many more hard times.

     Anna lived most of her life in Kit Carson County.  After the death of her husband in December, 1983, she continued to live in Burlington and moved to Yuma in 1992, making her home in the High Plains Manor Apartment to be close to her daughter.

     To this union was born two children, Arnella and Delmar.  She is survived by Arnella and husband Bert Corliss of Yuma and Delmar and Kathy Adolf of Grand Junction.  Four grandchildren, Sabrina and husband Bill Hammerich of Fort Morgan, Tony and wife Gay Dawn Corliss of Yuma, Chris and Eva [sic] [Evan] Adolf of Grand Junction.  Two great grandchildren, Justin and Jessica Hammerich of Fort Morgan.  Also sisters-in-law, Nettie Hasart, Fredia Weisshaar and Martha Adolf, all of Burlington plus a host of nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services were held at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Otis, with Pastor Bob Miller officiating. Graveside services and burial beside her husband Chris in the Fairview Cemetery in Burlington. Arrangements were handled by Spellman-Schmidt-Baucke Mortuary of Yuma.

     Pallbearers were Tony Corliss, Bill Hammerich, Justin Hammerich, Chris Adolf, Evan Adolf, Junior Weisshaar and Ralph Adolf.  Songs included "Amazing Grace," "Beyond the Sunset" and "How Great Thou Art."

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