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 John Rudolph Luschen

John Rudolph Luschen

Birth
Colfax County, Nebraska, USA
Death 25 Feb 1953 (aged 79)
Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 18474636 · View Source
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(John Rudolph (Lutjeluschen) Luschen change the name when he started the grocery
store. Father: Johann H. Lutjeluschen, Mother Anna Maria Borchers Lutjeluschen)
From the web site:
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John R. Luschen, 79, prominent Columbus businessman, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday at his home. Mr. Luschen suffered a cerebral hemorrhage Sunday, and did not regain consciousness.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Federated church, with the Rev. Franklin E. Wales, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in the Columbus cemetery, with Masonic grave side services.
The body will lie in state at the Gass Funeral Home from 11 a.m. Saturday until the hour of the service.
Mr. Luschen was the founder of this city's oldest established grocery, which he entered 40 years ago.
The grocery, when purchased by Mr. Luschen from Johannes Bros., was located at 2401 Thirteenth street, but was moved a few years later to 2613 Thirteenth street, where it was in operation for 25 years. On May 24, 1946, the business returned to its original location.
Associated with Mr. Luschen in the firm were his son, Norris, a daughter, Alyce, and a son-in-law, Elden Mueller.
Mr. Luschen, a lifelong resident of this area, was born Nov. 8, 1873, in Colfax county, the son of John Henry and Anna Borchers Lutjeluschen. He was raised in the Shell Creek community, and attended the school near the old Becker and Welch mill in Shell Creek township.
He farmed until 1900, then came to Columbus and engaged in the livestock business until 1908. He returned to farming until 1913, when he entered the grocery business here.
On March 12, 1907, he was married to Martha Katherine Zollars. To this union were born five children, two of whom, Katherine Lucile and Lillian W., preceded him in death.
Mr. Luschen was active in Republican party circles in Colfax and Platte counties, and on the state level, serving as a delegate to state conventions on a number of occasions up until the past few years.
In 1912, Mr. Luschen was in attendance at the national GOP convention in Chicago and witnessed the famous party split which produced the short-lived "Bull Moose" party.
He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Knights Templar, Masonic Lodge, Platte County Pioneers Association, and Sons of Hermann Lodge. In his younger days, he was active in several other organizations.
Mr. Luschen was a member of the Federated church.
He is survived by his wife; one son, Norris, Columbus; two daughters, Alyce and Mrs. Elden (Mary) Mueller, Columbus; one sister, Mrs. William Voss of Columbus; one brother, Louis Lutjeluschen, Columbus; and four grandchildren, Mary Alyce, Janice Rae, Janet Kay and Patricia Ann Luschen, all of Columbus.
Mr. Luschen was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Katherine and Lillian; three brothers, Fred, George and Henry; and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Leffers and Mrs. Frank Adams.



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  • Created by: Don
  • Added: 16 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18474636
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Rudolph Luschen (8 Nov 1873–25 Feb 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18474636, citing Columbus Cemetery, Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Don (contributor 46558676) .