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 Ditlof Wolsmann

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Ditlof Wolsmann

  • Birth 15 May 1895 Washington County, Nebraska, USA
  • Death 29 Nov 1936 Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
  • Plot Block 95, lot 5, grave 1
  • Memorial ID 8613155

Enterprise 5 Dec 1935

Ditlof Wolsmann Drowned Friday on River Work

Back Truck on Runway From Shore to Barge, Runway Gives Way


One of the saddest accidents occurring in this vicinity for years happened last Friday when Ditloff Wolsmann lost his life by drowning. He had been employed in hauling rock for the river work and was just backing down the runway to the barge below to unload his load of rock when the runway broke letting his truck fall into the river, this report is according to witnesses on hand at the time.

In the fall into the river the truck and driver were submerged. All possible haste was made in the attempt to bring his body to the surface and when he was finally taken from the water there were still signs of life but he failed to recover.

This is the second life to have been lost in the river work and there was considerable excitement after the report was given out.

Deceased was a native of this county having been born near Kennard, May 15, 1895 and was past forty years of age at his death. He was married to Lulu Andersen at Kennard on December 6, 1921 and later they moved to Blair where Mr. Wolsmann engaged in business.

He leaves to mourn his departure his wife and one son and one daughter, also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wolsmann and three sisters, Mr. J.T. Nelson, Mrs. Nels Buchardt and Mrs. Ed Nielsen and two brothers Soren and Henry, all of Blair.

Funeral services were held from the First Lutheran Church of Blair on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock and interment was made in the Blair Cemetery where a host of friends gathered to show their last token of regard for the departed.

Obituary courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Association; newspaper clippings on file at the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska

NOTE: Husband of Lula Andersen-Wolsmann. The couple were married in Washington county. Marriage entry is present in deed book 9, page 47.

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  • Maintained by: Sheila
  • Originally Created by: Ruth Moss
  • Added: 8 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8613155
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ditlof Wolsmann (15 May 1895–29 Nov 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8613155, citing Blair Cemetery, Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Sheila (contributor 47702527) .