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Franz Friedrich Wilhelm Nolte

1836 — 1914

English-Language Obituary

first half of English-language obituary for Franz Friedrich Wilhelm Nolte
second half of English-language obituary for Franz Friedrich Wilhelm Nolte
Lafayette County, Missouri; 1914.  Permission of Thomas L. Scribner; all rights reserved.

In the interest of saving space on this page, the obituary is presented here as two images. The obituary originally appeared in the newspaper as a single long column.

Obituary for Wilhelm Nolte
1836 — 1914

This shows the English-language obituary clipping as it originally appeared in the newspaper.

Enlarged image of the 1914 English-language obituary

Obituary for Wilhelm Nolte
1836 — 1914

It is very probable that this obituary was published in the Higginsville Advance, based in Higginsville, Lafayette County, Missouri.

You will notice that in the type-setting, a comma was occasionally used in place of a period. I have not corrected those instances in the following transcription of the obituary.

Wm. Nolte Passes Away.

Wm. Nolte, an old resident of this place, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 1914, at the age of 77 years, three months and 29 days.  He was born in Barver, in the Kingdom of Hannover, Germany, September 3, 1836 and came to America in 1870 and settled in this community in February 1871.

He was married to Maria Feldmann May 3, 1865.  Of this union were born nine children, of whom six are left to mourn the departure of parents.  He also had 23 grandchildren.  The sons are; [sic] Fred and Otto of this place, and Lewis of Blackburn.  The daughters are Mrs. F, [sic] W. Rechterman, Mrs. Henry Leffman and Miss Rose Nolte, all of this place.  Those gone on before are Charlie, August and Mrs. T, [sic] R. Brock.  His lifes [sic] companion died June 28, 1901.

He was a good man, attending strictly to his own affairs, and every one spoke well of him.  He had been a member of the Evangelical Church for 63 years, and served as Deacon of the Mayview Church four different terms of three years each, 12 years in all.  Also Superintendent of the sunday School for some years.

He bore his last illness patiently and only waited the call of his Lord and Master to come on and join the loved ones gone on before.  The funeral was conducted Saturday morning, January 3rd, by Rev. Mr. Rieger of Higginsville, in German, assisted by Rev. T. L. Powell in English.  It was one of the largest funerals ever held here, the Church could not hold all of those present.  The German Choir sang some beautiful hymns and a Quartet, consisting of Mrs. C. W. Kincheloe, Miss Kate Bullard, E. S. Butt and B. B. Cassell, and Miss Lydia Belle Butt as organist also rendered some beautiful anthems.  The body was buried in the Evangelical Cemetery east of Mayview.

Source: From an undated and unidentified Lafayette County, Missouri newspaper. Digital image of the newspaper clipping is courtesy of Thomas Lee Scribner. Transcription without corrections by J. Mark Fiegenbaum.

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Franz Friedrich Wilhelm Nolte's family

Sophie Marie Feldman's family

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