Christian Dobler -- 1923

Der Kirchenbote  Vol 41  #49  13 Dec. 1923
Translated from German --  Obituary file at ASGHR
  

Father Christina Dobler was gored by a bull on 23 October about 3 p.m. at Bethune, Colorado.  He was born 11 November 1838 at alt Doylitz, S. Russia reaching the age of 84 years 11 months and 12 days.  In 1858 he was married to Dorothea Handel.  The marriage produced 16 children of which 9 preceded him in death.  The family came to the U. S. in 1886, and lived first in S. Dakota where his son Johannes.  The deceased is mourned by 7 children - 3 sons and 4 daughters - 41 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren as well as many other relatives and friends.  Final rites were held 25 October.  May God comfort the family of Bethune, Colorado.