|Birth: ||Jul. 4, 1843, Germany|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 1937|
Mrs. Dorothea Mangelsdorf Beurmann was born in Arnim, Germany, on July 4, 1843, to parents Joachim Christoph Mangelsdorff and Anna Dorothea (Zander) Mangelsdorff. Dorothea Beurmann passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sophie Agle, 421 Illinois Street, on February 15, 1937, at the age of 93 years.
Her husband, the late Louis Beurman died in 1915 at their farm near Lake View. They were married March 5, 1861, in Hermann, Missouri.
In 1857, with her mother, Anna Dorothea (Zander) Mangelsdorff Stehwien and step-father Andreas Stehwien, she emigrated to the United States, with several other German families who left the Fatherland to make their future home in the land of opportunity. The family traveled on a sailing vessel, which was storm-tossed for nearly ten weeks, finally landing at New Orleans. From there they sailed on a steam-boat for St. Louis. En route they learned of a thriving German settlement at Hermann, Missouri, and decided to continue their journey by boat to Hermann.
When the Civil War broke out, Mr. Beurman served thruout the conflict. Following the war, Mr. and Mrs. Beurman with their two small children moved to Lawrence, Kansas and bought a farm northeast of Lake View. It was here that seven of their children were born and reared. A flood had inundated their homestead and they purchased land a few miles south of the river and the place became known as Beurman's Lake. In 1911 Mr. and Mrs. Beurman celebrated their golden anniversary. At the time they were not yet blessed with any grandchildren, but Mrs. Beurman lived to enjoy four grandchildren and saw them graduate from the Lawrence High School, and two graduated from the University.
Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Beurman, two girls and one boy died in infancy. The surviving children are, Mrs. Sophie Agle, Miss Minnie Beurman, Mrs. Louise Kuhn, Julius and Louis, all of this community, and Albert Beurman of Montana. Four grandchildren also survive, Louis Kuhn, Virginia and Louis Beurmann III, and Dorothy Beurman Williams, all of this community.
Funeral services for Mrs. Beurman were held from the Trinity Lutheran Church on Thursday, February 18, with Rev. Chas A. Puls and Rev. J. Reifschneider in charge of the services. Hundreds of old friends and neighbors who had knwon Mrs. Beurman thruout her long residence in Douglas county attended the services. Her three grandsons and a great nephew served as pallbearers and a niece sang two beautiful solos during the funeral services.
Mrs. Beurman had been a devout member of the German Evangelical faith thruout her life always maintained an undaunted spirit of optimism and cheerfulness. She was possessed of a rare sense of humor and despite her declining years, her kindly and sweet nature was always manifest. Dora dearly loved her canary, "Peeps".
Joachim Christoph Mangelsdorff (1803 - 1850)
Anna Dorothea Zander Stehwien (1813 - 1884)
Henry Louis Beurmann (1838 - 1915)
Sophia Dora Beurmann Agle (1864 - 1959)*
Anna Dorothea Beurmann (1865 - 1866)*
Albert H. Beurman (1867 - 1961)*
Emma Beurman (1869 - 1869)*
Julius Carl Beurman (1871 - 1957)*
Louise Marie Beurman Kuhn (1874 - 1941)*
Minnie O. Beurmann (1876 - 1944)*
Freddie Beurman (1880 - 1880)*
Lewis August Beurmann (1884 - 1977)*
Anna Maria Mangelsdorf Buhman (1838 - 1924)*
Carl Henry Mangelsdorf (1840 - 1931)*
Anna Dorothea Mangelsdorf Beurmann (1843 - 1937)
Frederick William Mangelsdorf (1846 - 1911)*
Ernst August Mangelsdorf (1848 - 1933)*
Carl Albert Stehwien (1851 - 1916)**
Maria Louisa Stehwien Lamers (1853 - 1936)**
Charles Frederick Stehwien (1856 - 1939)**
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle
Record added: May 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91084509