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John Dostert
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1854, Luxembourg
Death: May 8, 1916
Foxholm
Ward County
North Dakota, USA

Son of NICHOLAS DOSTERT & ANNA WICKER

Occupation: Farmer, rancher

Emigrated: 1877

Married: May 13, 1884, MARY ELIZABETH VON RUDEN, Grand Forks Co., North Dakota

Eleven children:
1. Elizabeth M. DOSTERT
1885 1960
2. Victor John DOSTERT
1886 1961
3. Christina Mary DOSTERT
1888 - 1893
4. Anthony Nicholas "Tony" DOSTERT
1890 1978
5. Margaret Anna "Maggie" DOSTERT (m. Milton Benjamin Sholaas, Alvin Simard)
1892 1987 Oregon
6. Roseina Christina "Rose" DOSTERT
1894 1976
7. John Hubert DOSTERT
1896 1975, Spokane WA
8. William Henry "Bill" DOSTERT
1898 1974
9. Frank Aloyous DOSTERT
1900 1972 Michigan
10. Leo DOSTERT
1902 1986 Michigan
11. Edward N. "Eddie" DOSTERT
1904 - 1973


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Old Timer Died at Lone Tree
John Dostert, Early Ward County Settler, Passed Away Following Stroke of Paralysis Settled Here in 87

Berthold, N.D., May 12 John Dostert, who claimed the distinction of being the oldest settler in this community, died Monday soon after an illness of several months. Although he had not been in the best of health for the past year he did more or less work about the farm until about two months ago when he was stricken with paralysis from which he never rallied. He was taken to a Minot hospital in the hopes that the attendance of a trained nurse and constant medical attention would restore him to health, but without avail. His condition grew worse and realizing that the end was near insisted on being taken home where he might die surrounded by his family.

Mr. Dostert first came to Berthold in 1887 when this was the western terminal of the Great Northern railway. He engaged in farming but dry years followed, and he alone of those who had settled as far west as Lone Tree was able to hold out. He took to ranching and herded his stock over this section until 1900 when the great influx of homesteaders cut off his range and he was once more forced to engage in farming. Since then he has prospered, accumulating considerable farm property and live stock.

Mr. Dostert was born in Luxemburg in 1854, leaving there when a young man, and after spending several years in the eastern states located in Grand Forks. Here in 1884 he was married to Miss Mary von Ruden. Three years later they came to Berthold and took up the homestead upon which they have since resided.

He leaves a widow, seven sons, Victor, of Nashua, Mont., Anton of Foxholm, N.D., John of Lisbon, N.D., William, Frank, Leo and Eddie of Berthold; three daughters, Mrs. Wm. Kohn, Margaret and Rose, all of Berthold; one brother, Peter Dostert of Larimore; two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Dobmeier of Grand Forks, and Mrs. Kate Pyle of Ballard, Wash.

The funeral services were held yesterday morning from the Catholic church of Foxholm and interment made in the cemetery near that place.
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 Spouse:
  Mary Von Ruden Dostert (1862 - 1919)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth M Dostert Gross (1885 - 1960)*
  Victor John Dostert (1886 - 1961)*
  Christina M Dostert (1888 - 1893)*
  Anthony Nicholas Dostert (1890 - 1978)*
  Rose Christina Dostert McClellan (1894 - 1976)*
  William Henry Dostert (1898 - 1974)*
  Edward N Dostert (1904 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Marys Cemetery
Foxholm
Ward County
North Dakota, USA
Plot:
 
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Originally Created by: Herb Schwede
Record added: Mar 30, 2003
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John Dostert
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John Dostert
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