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Christian Tontz
Christian Tontz, a well known and respected Alhambra citizen, was called to rest Tuesday (10 Sept. 1918) at 4 pm, after an illness of but 26 hours of acute gastritis. Mr Tontz was born at Seewis, Canton Graubuenden, Switzerland, 16 January 1839. When but a boy of six years, he, with his parents, two brothers and one sister, came to America and located in the vicinity of Highland and became an active farmer. On 25 Oct. 1863 he married Rose Hirschi and to this union 13 children were born, 6 of whom died in infancy. They located on the Tontz homestead one mile west of Grantfork, which was given to Mr. Tontz by his father. There he worked industriously until 12 years ago, when he moved to Alhambra. He was one of the founders of the Evangelical Church at Grantfork and later became an active member of the Salem church at Alhambra. The deceased attained the age of 79 years, 7 months and 25 days. He is survived by his wife, five daughters and two sons. Seventeen grand-children, one sister and numerous friends. The funeral will take place Friday at 12, at the residence and at 2 pm at Grantfork , where the body will be laid to rest.
Added by M Waite on Feb 23, 2017 2:44 PM
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Julian & Francis Luedtke Waite
A young Lincoln couple drowned in the Salt Creek when the car in which they were riding plunged over a high embankment into the water. Julian Waite 23 and his wife Francis 21, were in the back seat when the car went off the road at the approach to Salt Creek bridge on US 6 northeast of Ashland. The couple is survived by two small daughters.
Added by M Waite on Feb 23, 2017 1:58 PM
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Dorothy Olivia Waite
Dorothy Olivia Waite was born in Kramer, Nebraska in 1892 daughter of Adolph and Barbara Tontz Waite. She graduated from Lincoln HS in 1910. She received her AB in 1915 & her MA in 1921 from UNL. She was teaching in the Lincoln school system by 1920 and was teaching in Sioux City, Iowa by 1925. Later in 1925 she joined the history staff of the University of Wisconsin, Superior. Her resume included her AB & MA from UNL, the University of Chicago and Columbia University. Olivia still served in the UWS social studies department into the 1960's. She enjoyed travel in and out of the US, a favorite summer spot was Lake Minnesung, WI. She never found the time to marry. She passed away 22 July 1981 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Added by M Waite on Feb 23, 2017 12:59 PM
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Edgar Jacob Waite
Edgar J. Waite was born 5 June 1894 in Kramer, Nebraska, the son of Adolph and Barbara Tontz Waite. He graduated from Lincoln HS in 1912. He was employed by Curtis Company from 1910 to 1927. He was a member of the 1916 US Amateur Baseball Championship Team. Edgar served as a Lieutenant in the US Army 1918-1919, 10 months overseas. In 1920 he married Leona Mabel Roberts and two sons Edgar Allen and Donald Julius were born to this union. From 1927-1936 he managed the Cook lumber co. in Scottsbluff, Nebraska and in 1936 started the Waite Lumber Co. which he managed until his death 17 Feb 1965.
Added by M Waite on Feb 20, 2017 2:16 PM
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Harold F. Waite
Harold Waite, nine year old boy who had been acting as a caddy at the Country Club grounds, was drowned in Salt Creek while he was swimming. 11 July 1913. The funeral of Harold Waite, who was drowned in Salt Creek yesterday, will be held from the family home at 919 Rose St. at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Added by M Waite on Feb 20, 2017 9:10 AM
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Julius Wilber Waite
Julius W. Waite was born 3 Dec 1905, in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was the youngest child of Adolph Waite and Barbara Tontz Waite. While in high school he worked for Curtis Company and over the next 25 yrs. he worked his way from the factory floor to a VP office. He married La Vonne Gammon in 1926 and they had three children before she passed away in 1932. He married Hilda Edith Brown in 1934 and they had three children between 1940 and 1948. In 1952 he decided to become a farmer, bought a farm in SW Iowa and farmed until the late 1960's He then rented the farm out and went to work preparing estate income taxes which he enjoyed doing well into the 1980's. He passed away 14 Dec. 1995 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Julius and La Vonnes' third child was Kenneth Martin Waite (1932-1984)
Added by M Waite on Feb 20, 2017 8:57 AM
Benjamin Thornburgh
Ben's death certificate has Thornburg, when you look it up online, but on the actual certificate it has his name spelled as Thornburgh and his fathers name the same. Wife Sarah is listed as Thornburgh, both places. Daughter Ethel's death certificates has Thornburg both places, but the certificate says her father was Thornburgh... I went on and looked on the family trees for Benjamin and they all say Thornburgh.. So I think that is the correct spelling. I will go to cemetery this week and take a photo of the graves....hopefully they will be marked..That will be prove for sure which spelling is right.. I need to send info for Ben in an edit correction to the person who added Ben first, which was 2007, mine was added in 2010, so will need to delete my memorial. but will make sure everyone is linked..
Thank you for bringing it to my attention...
Mexico, MO
Added by Marty on Jan 22, 2017 8:06 PM
UpHouse @ StL Calvary
Happy New Year,

You know, please check the caption...

Added by Kathie on Jan 06, 2017 1:31 PM
According to the cemetery office the Jagemans are in Section 6, Lot 645, space 1 and 2. Unfortunately there is no headstone. I took a photo of the location of the graves. If you do not want these location photo let me know and I will take them down. Double click the photo for location information.
Added by rwy on Jan 03, 2017 2:23 AM
E. Sweeney
RE: Photo

I see you have another photo request open for Louise Felder. The plot location "WS-Unit 5 Crypts Tier :4 Grave: 218" is going to be the same crypt I posted the photo of though. If there is another Louise Felder, checking with Cypress Lawn for another plot location would be wise ... their online database
shows only one Louise Felder:

Louise Hirschy Felder
Date of Death 03/04/1961
Burial Date 03/28/1961
Garden/Building: WS-Unit 5 Crypts
Niche / Crypt / Grave-218

That database doesn't always have everything but it has the vast majority of the burials.

Unfortunately Cypress Lawn has such a large number of photo requests, it's difficult for us volunteers to try to track down an anomaly like this without the inside family information the requester usually has...

Added by E. Sweeney on Dec 29, 2016 10:07 AM
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