Obit: Dorpat, Augusta (1869 - 1954)

Contact: Sandra Wright


Surnames: Dorpat, Wegner, Kruch, Kruck, Wundrow, Degner, Knoee, Knorr, Krueger, Hahn, Meyers, Kuehl, Biechler, Pingel, Kegler, Clemmons, Binnebose, Thoms, Kerr, Hansen, Schultz, Beseler


----Source: Hansen Funeral Home


Dorpat, Augusta (20 July 1869 - 5 July 1954)

Local Woman Dies Mon.

Rites Thur. for Mrs. J. C. Dorpat

Mrs. (John) Christ Dorpat, 84, a resident of this community since 1891, died at 4:15 p.m. Mon. at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Beseler, 613 S. Cherry Ave.

Mrs. Dorpat, formerly Augusta Wegner, was born July 20, 1869, in Germany. At the age of six months, she came to America and lived in Milwaukee until she was 15 years old, then went to Butternut with her parents. She received her education in Milwaukee.

She was married to Christ Dorpat at Butternut on May 28, 1891, with the latter’s brother, the late Rev. Lawrence Dorpat, officiating. Immediately after their marriage they came to Marshfield, where they had resided since. The couple celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on May 14, 1953.

Mrs. Dorpat is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Roy (Nora) Kruck, Manitowoc; Mrs. William ( Erna) Binnebose, Wisconsin Rapids; and Mrs. Arnold ( Helen) Beseler, Marshfield; eight grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.

A daughter, three brothers two sisters and a grandson, Frank Beseler, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thur. in Immanuel Lutheran Church, of which she was a member. The Rev. G.M. Krueger will officiate and burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Hansen Funeral Home, where the body will lie in state from this evening until noon Thur., when it will be taken to the church.

Scrapbook Collection of Sandra Wright

Mrs. Dorpat Rites

Funeral services for Mrs. (John) Christ Dorpat, 84, who died Mon., were held at 2 p.m. Thur. at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Rev. G.M. Krueger officiated and burial took place in Hillside cemetery.

Pallbearers were George Biechler, Max Degner, William Kuehl, Clarence Meyers, Emil Hahn, and Henry Wundrow.

Mrs. Earl Knoee, Mrs. Arnold Korth and Mrs. George Pingel sang “For Me To Live, Is Jesus” and “Abide With Me.” George Pingel was the organist.

Out-of-town persons who attended the rites were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kruch, Manitowoc; Mr. and Mrs. William Binnebose Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. William Binnebose Jr. and daughter, Betty Jean, Wisconsin Rapids; Mrs. Carl Kegler, Tomah; Mrs. Robert Clemmons, Portage; Mr. and Mrs. George Wegner and Mrs. Otto Thoms, Butternut; Mr. and Mrs. William Kuehl, Park Falls; Mr. and Mrs. George Kerr and Miss Arlene Kerr, Highbridge; Mrs. Arthur Hansen, Ashland; and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schultz, Menasha.

*** Note: Her date of birth is from the family records of the transcriber.



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