|Birth: ||Mar. 8, 1858, Germany|
|Death: ||Apr. 2, 1931|
Looking Back At The World (January - June, 1931)
By The Leigh World
Colfax County, Nebraska
April 2, 1931 - reprinted February 6, 2002
Sorrow has found its way into many hearts when it was announced that Mrs. Peter Christ, one of our pioneer residents has passed away in death at her home north of town following a brief illness.
The deceased, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Lange, was born in Germany, on March 8, 1858, and she has made her home in this section of Nebraska for nearly a half century. When a young lady in her teens she arrived in Dodge, and a few years later she was married to Peter Christ. There they resided only a short time when they moved into Stanton County, north of Howells, and made their permanent home in this community.
She was one of those sturdy pioneer women who suffered much privations in the early days when hard efforts were put forth in transforming the sunkissed prairies into fertile farms. She always held a kindly attitude toward life and met its joys with an appreciative heart, its vicissitudes with cheerful optimism and saw good in all God's people.
Her death is mourned by eight children, namely, Mrs. Anna Wahl of near Leigh; Augusta, wife of Emil Blecha; Fredericka, wife of Ben Remm; Lena, wife of Henry Thalken of near Clarkson; Dorothy, wife of Arthur Borgstahl of Circle, Montana; Emma Christ and August Christ, and two step-children. Henry Christ and Lizzie, wife of John H. Meyers.
She also leaves twenty-eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one brother, Mr. Lange at Dodge, and several sisters residing in Germany.
Her husband preceded her in death about four years ago.
The funeral is to be held from the family home. Services will be conducted by Rev. Norden and interment will be made in the Lutheran Cemetery in Stanton County.
Ludwig Lange (1828 - 1911)
Elisabeth Garte Lange (1825 - 1897)
Peter Christ (1852 - 1927)
Anna Christ Wahl (1885 - 1979)*
Emma Christ Bornemann (1887 - 1980)*
Augusta K Christ Blecha (1889 - 1984)*
Friedaricka Remm (1891 - 1978)*
August Henry Christ (1893 - 1967)*
Lena Christ Thalken (1895 - 1983)*
Dorothy Christ Borgstahl (1897 - 1979)*
Mathilda M Christ Borgstahl (1899 - 1988)*
Saint Johns Lutheran German Cemetery
Created by: Bill W
Record added: Jun 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91936571