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Dorothea Catherina "Dora" Johannsen Wichmann
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Birth: Dec. 5, 1862, Germany
Death: Nov. 21, 1945
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA

Dorothea was born in Tating, Kr. Eiderstedt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
Daughter of Peter Johannsen & Maria Elisabeth Peters.

Eulogy given at funeral service (Emmaus Lutheran Church) by Rev. Henry G. Hartner

MRS. DORA WICHMANN
born Johannsen on the 5th day of December in the year 1862 in Germany, where also she was baptized in infancy for the remission of sin. There also she received her preliminary education, and after due instruction in the Word of the Lord was admitted to the communicant membership of the Lutheran church by the rite of confirmation in the year 1876. By the grace of our Lord she remained true to her profession of faith in Christ all the days of her life. She was joined in marriage with Mr. Edward Wichmann on February 3, 1882 in Hamburg. God blessed this union with nine children, five of whom, two sons and three daughters together with their father, have preceded her in death. Together with her family she came to America in the year of 1889 [should be 1890], and immediately came to Denver, where she has made her home ever since. Here in Denver she was a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran Church until the organization of Emmaus Lutheran in 1907, and since that time she has truly been a living member of the Body of Christ here at Emmaus. God blessed her with remarkable health throughout the days of her life and it was only in the last months that she has been ailing. The Saviour's call to her to come home was also a blessed event. Quietly while she was sleeping Wednesday morning, the Lord Jesus called her soul.

"It is not death to close the eye long dimmed by tears, and wake in glorious repose to spend eternal years."

She leaves to mourn her departure: Two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Shoenherr and Mrs. Dora Bodine, and two sons, Oscar and Edward, all of Denver. One sister, Mrs. Marie Carsten of Denver. Six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, together with other relatives and many friends. The days of her earthly pilgrimage were 82 years, 11 months and 16 days. Lord teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom and be saved through Christ, our blessed redeemer. 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Johannsen (1825 - 1912)
  Maria Elizabeth Peters Johannsen (1829 - 1902)
 
 Spouse:
  Edward Wichmann (1855 - 1917)*
 
 Children:
  Herrminnie 'Minnie' Wichmann Schoenherr (1883 - 1977)*
  Dora M Wichmann Bodine (1884 - 1960)*
  Edward Wichmann (1886 - 1894)*
  Paula Wichmann (1887 - 1899)*
  Oswald Wichmann (1889 - 1890)*
  Martha A. Wichmann Arnold Johnstone (1891 - 1932)*
  Oscar Edward Wichmann (1893 - 1953)*
  Mariechen Wilhelmina Wichmann (1898 - 1905)*
  Edward Louis Reinhold Wilhelm Wichmann (1900 - 1979)*
 
 Siblings:
  Anna Christina Margaretha Johannsen Matz (1852 - 1926)*
  Louise Johannsen Leschke (1860 - 1939)*
  Dorothea Catherina Johannsen Wichmann (1862 - 1945)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Block 8 Lot 94
 
Maintained by: Leona Gustafson
Originally Created by: Gal Clark
Record added: Sep 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30070141
Dorothea Catherina Dora <i>Johannsen</i> Wichmann
Added by: Leona Gustafson
 
Dorothea Catherina Dora <i>Johannsen</i> Wichmann
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Not forgotten in her home country
- Ute Sachau, Tating, Germany
 Added: Apr. 23, 2011
With love for my great-grandparents. One I never knew; the other I knew and loved.
- Leona (Wichmann) Gustafson
 Added: Dec. 27, 2009
 
 
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