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Margaretha (Jessen) Adolf (1866-1943)


Posted By: jane austin (email)
Date: 11/27/2020 at 03:47:05

Mrs. Margaretha Adolf, the wife of George Adolf, passed away on October 27, 1943 at approximately 8:00 o'clock in the morning, following a long period of illness. For years she had suffered with heart trouble and had been confined to her bed for the past months when her condition became worse. She had reached the age of 77 years, 4 months, and 17 days.

She was the daughter of Peter Gottlieb Jessen and Magdalena Bruhn Jessen, born on June 10, 1866 in Norderberarup, Schleswig, Germany. On June 24, 1866, she was baptized into the Cristian Church. She was orphaned by the time she was eight years old. In her youth she confirmed her membership in the Church. In 1887, Margaretha Jessen came to America, where she settled near Le Mars, Iowa.

In 1891 she was united in marriage to George Adolf of Hartley and lived with him on famrs northeast of town until 1911 when they moved into town. Since then, for thirty-two years, they have lived across the street from Trinity Church.

In 1941, the George Adolfs celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage.

Mrs. Adolf was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers and sisters: John Jessen of Hamburg, Germany; Mrs. Herman Peters of Kingsley, Iowa, Emma Jessen of Germany, and another brother, name unknown.

She is survived by her husband, George Adolf, and daughter, Mrs. Harold Gonnerman; one grandson, Robert Gonnerman; Mrs. John Schut, a sister, of Remsen, Iowa. Christ Jessen, a brother, of Denver, Colorado, Wilhelm Jessen, a brother of Bush, Colorado; and Henry Jessen, a brother whose whereabouts are not known.

Services were conducted at Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church on Friday afternoon, October 29, 1943, by the Rev. Mr. B.H. Romanowski. Interment was made at Pleasant View Cemetery, in Hartley, Iowa.

Hartley (Iowa) Sentinel, 4 Nov 1943, p6


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