Obit: Burhop, Fred "Johann Dietrich Fredrich" (1869 - 1933)

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----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/21/1933

Burhop, Fred (Johann Dietrich Fredrich) (5 July 1869 - 18 Sept. 1933)

Fred Burhop, one of the pioneers of the town of Hull, passed away Sunday morning at 4:00 a.m. at the state hospital at Winnebago. Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon, Sept. 21, at 2:00 p.m. at the Colby M. E. church, Rev. Nolton officiating, and internment will be made in the Colby cemetery.

The deceased was born in Altenbucken, Province Hanover, Germany, July 5, 1869, thus reaching the age of sixty-four years, two months and twelve days. He came to the United States in 1874 and lived in Sheboygan until 1881 when he moved to the town of Hull. He was married to Rosalie Sieber at St. Paul, Minn., in 1909.

He is survived by his wife, three children, two step children, two sisters and one brother. The children are Louis, Alvina and Lydia, all of Colby. The step children are Hattie Krause of Dorchester and Mr. Henry Sieber of Sheboygan. The sisters and brother are Mrs. Chas. Lindner of Colby, Mr. Louis Burhop of Minong, Wis., Mrs. Millie Anderson of Coens d’Alene, Idaho.

----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 09/28/1933

Funeral services were held for Johann Dietrich Fredrich Burhop, whose death was chronicled last week, last Thursday afternoon at the M. E. church, Rev. Nolton officiating, and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. The pall bearers were R. Brotherton, L. Becherer, F. Bierie, L. Weller, G. Henkel and H. Harris. The flower girls were Welma Burhop, Gladys Olson, Lyla Burhop and Beatrice Bentz.

The out of town people here for the funeral were: Mr. A. Greenwood and Mr. A. Gerrkill of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Taylor of Stevens Point, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Kraus of Dorchester and Mr. Henry Sieber of Sheboygan Falls.

The deceased was born on the 5th day of July, 1869, at Altenbucken, Province Hanover, Germany. In 1874, he came to this state with his parents and lived at Sheboygan for seven years and then came to this locality and settled on land which was still a vast wilderness. In 1905 he bought the Mat Graf farm where he lived until May 17th, 1933, when he rented his farm to his son, Louis, and moved to the city of Colby and occupied the upper rooms of the Neumeister building on Division Street. In 1909, he was married to Mrs. Rosalie Sieber to which union three children were born - Louis, Alvina, and Lydia. On Sept. 18, 1933, he died of chronic pneumonia at the Winnebago hospital, his wife and three children being present at the time. The body was brought to Colby for burial with Undertaker Lulloff in charge.

He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, one son, Louis, of the town of Hull, two daughters, Alvina and Lydia, at home, two step children, Mrs. Ed. Kraus of Dorchester and Henry Sieber of Sheboygan and three grand children. Also two sisters and one brother - Mrs. C. F. Lindner of Colby, Mrs. Millie Anderson of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Lewis Burhop of Minong, Wis.

The deceased was a diligent worker, a kind husband and father, a friendly neighbor, was well liked by all who knew him and never forgot the hospitable ways of the early pioneers.



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