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Herman and Margarethe Busing, brother Johann and Wilhelmena Busing, sister Sophia (Busing) Cordes, Yuma

Herman Busing was born in Germany in 1877, Margarete 1884. Johann Busing was born in Germany October 16, 1885. Herman and Margarethe Busing arrived in New York in 1914, with Johanne 9, Maria 6, Line 3, and Martha 1.

Johann Herman Busing registered in Brown County, Kansas, born Oct 29, 1877, nearest relative Margaret. In 1915 Brown County, Herman is 38, Marta 31, Johannah 10, Marie 9, Lena 5, Martha 3.

In 1920 the Busing family is in Brown County, Kansas, adding Henrietta 4 and Herbert 1. Brother John Busing, 34, is with them.
In 1930 Washington County, Colorado, "John H." is 52, Margaret 45, with Johanna 25, Marie S. 22, Lena 19, Martha C. 17, Henrietta N. 14, Herbert G. 11, and Emma S. 9.
Johann died in 1927, buried in Yuma # 48448602, and his widow Wilhelmina married Peter Windish. Herman in 1930 # 48448602 and Margarete dying 1956 are buried in Yuma, # 48448606.

LENA - daughter of Herman and Wilhelmina
Lena married Otto E. Stoermer of Wages, moving to Missouri after farming in the Wages area.
Erna Johanna Lange, age 92 of Lincoln, Missouri, passed away Thursday evening, February 18, 2010, at the Lincoln Community Nursing Home.

She was born in Strickhausen, Oldenberg, Germany, on August 4, 1917, the daughter of John and Wilhelmine Windish Busing. At the age of ten she traveled across the Atlantic Ocean aboard a ship from Germany to New York City with her mother to join her father who had come to the United State several years earlier to make a new home. From there they settled near Yuma, Colorado.
On May 8, 1937, in Yuma, by minister P.H. Scheer of Akron, she was united in marriage to John H. Lange. (In 1940 Routt County, Colorado, John H. Lange is 33, Erma 22, with Ella M. 1 and Lone two months.)They lived in Colorado until moving to a farm home near Lincoln, Missouri in 1950. In 1956 they moved to their home in Lincoln. Unto this union seven children were born. One infant daughter was stillborn and a second infant, Barbara Lange, passed away at ten days old in 1948.
Her husband, John, preceded her in death on August 31, 1976. She was also preceded by a grandson, Anthony Dale "Tony" Lange. (John Lange, a farm laborer, landed in New York March 21, 1930, age 23. He was going to Ovid Colorado, where his brother-in-law Albert Kortum was.)
In 1930 Sedgwick County, Elbert Kortum is 38, Katherine 30, with Henry 3 and Vilbert newborn. Carl Lange, 23 born in Germany is a lodger.
Albert Kortum 1891 -1964 and Meta Katherine Kortum 1899-1992 are buried in Julesburg - about ten miles away. # 73529105.

Erna was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Church in Colorado. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and was active in the Lutheran Women's Missionary League for many years. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother and was most happy when she could be with her family. She enjoyed playing cards, Pinochle was probably her favorite, but playing board games with her grandchildren was always very special. She also enjoyed making hand-sewn quilts, mostly to the benefit of her family if they were lucky enough to get one of the cherished treasures. She worked for several years as a custodian at the Farmers Bank of Lincoln retiring in about 1982, and volunteered many hours at the Lincoln Community Nursing Home and delivered Meals-On-Wheels in the Lincoln community as long as her health permitted.
She is survived by five children, Ella Mehrens, and her husband, John, of Lincoln, Louise Clouser, of Lincoln, John A. Lang, and his wife, Ann, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Martha Johnson, of Lincoln, and Ken Lange, and his wife, Cindy, of Columbia, Missouri. Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, several cousins, nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln with Pastor Leonard Poppe officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery. No visitation. Relatives are welcome to call from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday at the Davis-Miller Funeral Home in Lincoln. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Zion Church Building Fund or the Lutheran Hour in care of the funeral home.
The pallbearers are Bill Brown, Roger Brown, Ray Johnson, Daniel Lange, Samuel Lange, Jeremiah Lange, and Junior Mehrens. Honorary pallbearers are Ken Henderson, Dell Henry, Bob Lange, Joshua Lange, David Sieving, Karl Kroenke, and Earl Meyer.
Herbert was a hired man in 1940 Morrill County Nebraska, working for his sister Marie and Willie Batterman, and died in Cheyenne, Wyoming March 5, 1997 # 29156380
In 1948 Cheyenne Herbert G. Busing (Yvonne I) is a crane foreman for the UP, and they live in the Allison addition.
In 1959 Cheyenne Herbert is still a foreman for the UPRR, and they live at 820 Foyer Avenue. Yvonne is a finisher for the New-Tone Photo Finishing.
After Johann died in 1927, Wilhelmine Busing married Peter Windish March 8, 1928, recorded in Yuma County. Both are buried in Yuma
"Johama" Busing married Henry Trautman September 9, 1930, recorded in Washington County.
In 1940 Longmont, Colorado, Henry is a farm implement merchant, 34, born in Nebraska. Elva is 35, born in Germany -they were in Washington County, Colorado in 1935. They have Elva Ruth 6 and Barbara Ann 2.
1942 "FOR SALE--1 new Massey-Harris No. 81 and one lff-20 J-II-C tractors, both on rubber. Henry Trautman, Third and Baker St., Longmont, Colo.
In the 1970's Henry was in Greeley, Colorado.
1972 Lincoln Nebraska "Lydia, wife of Chris Maedche, 70, 665 Sumner, died Thursday.
Lincoln resident 7 years. Member, First German Congregational United Church of Christ : Ladies Aid Society.
Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Donald (Oleta) Ernst, Lincoln;
sons, Helmut, Hebron, N.D.. Ernest, Montrose, Colo.:
sister, Mrs. Christina Fetzer. Haxtun, Colo.;
brothers, Henry Trautman, Ft. Morgan, Colo., Jacob, Edward, Peter, Emil, all Yuma. Colo.: six grandchildren"

Lydia Maedche - 1901-1972 is buried in Lincoln, Nebraska # 74093684, as is Rev. Christian E. Maedche 1894-1984.
Oleta L (Maedche) Ernst 1928-2015 is buried in Lincoln, Nebraska # 141298428,.
Helmut Maedche died December 31, 2006 at the age of 80. He was the son of Lydia (Trautman) Maedche and Christian Maedche. He graduated from High School in 1944 in Torrington, Wyoming. On October 17th, 1952 he married Ida Mae Bollinger in Kulm, North Dakota. Helmut was an ordained minister, ordained on June 2nd, 1951 in Merricourt, North Dakota. He served at the Hebron 1st Congregational Church and the 1st Congregational UCC in Glen Ullin, North Dakota. He retired to Bismarck, North Dakota in 1993. After retiring from the Ministry, he enjoyed gardening and model trains. Helmut was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Ida. He is survived by: His daughter, Kathleen Bottoms of Phoenix, Arizona, two sons, Jonathon Maedche of Garland, Texas, Timothy Maedche of Bismarck, North Dakota, a brother, Ernest Maedche of Montrose, Colorado, and a sister, Oleta Ernst from Lincoln, Nebraska.
Helmut is buried in Bismarck, North Dakota # 17357077.

MONTROSE — Longtime Montrose resident, Ernest V. Maedche, age 77, passed away early Monday morning, Sept. 10, 2007 at the San Juan Living Center.
Ernest V. Maedche was born Aug. 21, 1930 in Bethune, Colo. to Chris E. and Lydia (Trautman) Maedche. He attended high school in Lincoln, Neb. and graduated from Yankton College, in South Dakota. He then attended and graduated from Pacific School of Religion in Berkley, Calif.
Ernie served as a minister in West Point, Neb. to complete his student preaching and was ordained in Ravenna, Neb. Over the years, he served churches in Flagler, Colo., Douglas, Wyo. and locally in Montrose at the Hillcrest Congregational United Church of Christ. Ernie worked in radio advertising sales at KUBC in Montrose for a number of years.
Ernie greatly loved the outdoors; he was an avid trophy deer and elk hunter. He enjoyed gardening and yard work, in which his home outside Montrose shows his handiwork and each tree he planted. He loved training horses and caring for them, participating in horse shows, winning awards and many ribbons. The family enjoyed jeep trips into the beautiful Colorado mountains and camping out under the stars.
Ernie was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Helmut.
He is survived by sons, Chris Maedche and Terry Maedche as well as their mother, Mary Jean Maedche; his sister, Oleta Ernest, many nieces and nephews and countless friends.
A memorial service to honor Ernie will take place on Thursday morning, Sept. 20, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hillcrest Congregational Church of Christ.

Henry 1905-1987 and Johanna 1904-1981 are buried in Fort Morgan # 68286946.
Willi Battermann, age 20, a farmer, arrived in New York in 1923, father Heinrich Battermann of Sandkrug, Oldenburg. He was headed for Yuma Colorado. So was August Millen age 23- same father - also headed for Yuma. Marie Busing married Willie Batterman August 27, 1930, recorded in Yuma County.
Willie Gerhart Batterman's naturalization papers are in the Yuma County Court House.
In 1940 Morrill County, Nebraska, Marie is 32, Willie 37, both born in Germany, with Mildred 8, Colorado and Harold 3, Nebraska.
Larry Eugene Batterman was born Aug 8, 1945 in Stanislaus County, mother's name Busing. Larry said Willi and Marie were buried in Lakewood Cemetery, in the Modesto area.
Mildred married Richard T. Vine in Monterey County March 15, 1958.

In 1958 Modesto California, W. Batterman (Marie) has no occupation listed.
Willie G. Batterman, born June 20, 1902, died November 10, 1977 in Stanislaus County.

Marie A. Batterman, born Dec 20, 1907, died August 18, 1991 in Stanislaus County, mother Janssen, father Busing.
Martha Busing married Henry Batterman April 12, 1936, recorded in Yuma County.
In 1940 Gering, Nebraska, Henry is 32, Martha 27, both born in Germany. Ella 3 and Dean eighteen months were born in Nebraska. Martha 1912-1976 # 55502303 and C. Henry Batterman 1909-1997 # 55502318 are buried in Monett.
Henry Batterman. his wife. Martha, and their children. Ella Mae. 9. and Dean. 6, moved to the Tucumcari. N. Mex., reclamation project, now under construction, in February 1946. Batterman could cultivate only a part of his 120-acre farm last year, (1947) but the income from this initial effort nearly equaled the purchase price.
There were others on this new project who did as well as the Battermans in their first year of operations. Among these were World War II veterans. Leo E. White, and D. C. Atwood. But the Battermans' experiences are especially interesting. Motion pictures have been filmed around events less engaging than those woven into the lives of Henry and Martha.
Henry and Martha were born on neighboring farms in Germany. What might have become a childhood romance was interrupted when Martha Busing's parents came to America. Years later, after finishing trade school in 192o. Henry Batterman left for the United States in quest of freedom withheld from the German populace, even before Hitler's regime. When Henry's boat docked on the east coast, he went to Colorado. Martha's parents settled first in Kansas, moved on to Colorado, thence to Nebraska. Henry worked as common laborer, later as a machinist, but the lure of the land was deep in his heart.
"I saw how American farmers used machinery to plant, cultivate, and harvest their crops, and I loved machinery." Batterman said, "but more than anything else. I wanted to be a farmer and enjoy the freedom of persons close to the soil."
In 1934, Batterman quit his job as a machinist in Colorado, and became a laborer on an irrigation farm in Nebraska. There, in Nebraska, he renewed his friendship with Martha Busing. In time. Henry and Martha were married. Batterman then became a tenant farmer on a place near Scottsbluff. He worked hard and learned rapidly all of the intricacies of irrigation. Today. Henry and Martha and their children are enjoying the good life that comes to energetic irrigation farm families. "
In 1940 Morrill County, Nebraska, Henrietta is married to John McCracken, both 25, and they have Betty Joe 2, born in Nebraska.

Emma Sophie Bell, 86, of Cheyenne died Jan. 4, 2008 at Aurora South Medical Center in Aurora, Colo. She was born Feb. 23, 1921, in Robinson, Kan., and had lived here since 1940.
Mrs. Bell was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Alter Guild. She was an avid bowler and a volunteer at Trinity Lutheran Church. Mrs. Bell is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Karen Bell Sr. of Cheyenne; her daughter, Carol Bell of Aurora; three grandsons, Dennis and Jennifer Bell Jr. of Florida, Bryan and Pamela Bell Sr. of Cheyenne and Nicolas Bell of Cheyenne; and five great-grandchildren, Bryan Bell Jr., Colton Bell and Sydney Bell, all of Cheyenne, Kylie Bell and Wesley Bell both of Florida.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Bell on April 25, 1995, whom she married on June 15, 1940, in St. Francis, Kan.; her parents, Johann Herman and Margarete Busing; one brother; and five sisters. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church with Reverend John Christensen officiating.
She's buried in Cheyenne # 29163448

Elva R. Miller, 74 of Fort Morgan, passed away Friday, February 22, 2008 at the Colorado Plains Medical Center. She was born June 15, 1933 in Yuma, Colorado to Henry and Johanna (Busing) Trautman. When she was 10 years old the family moved from Longmont, CO, to Fort Morgan when her father opened a farm implement business. Elva married Clyde Miller on March 15, 1953 in Ft. Morgan.

Elsie Clark Beath, 95, died November 28, 2007 in Sequim, WA. Elsie was born May 19, 1912 in Neustadt, Germany to Henry & Sophie Cordes.
She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. The family immigrated to the United States in 1923 to a farm in Yuma, Colorado. February 16, 1934 she married Elmer Clark. In 1935 they moved to Kootenai, Idaho where their daughter Shirley was born. In 1936 they moved to Mount Vernon and Elmer worked for the W.P.A. and in 1938 their son Wayne Clark was born.
Elsie became a U.S. Citizen in Sept. 1943. In 1964 they bought a share at Pen Ply in Port Angeles. Elmer died in 1971 and in 1972 Elsie moved back to Mount Vernon. She married Lowell Beath in September 1974 and they enjoyed family, friends, camping and traveling. Lowell died March 2004.
Elsie was preceded in death by her father, Henry; mother, Sophie; sisters Johanna, Magdalene, Martha and Ann; brothers, Henry and Bernard and her son Wayne. Elsie is survived by her daughter, Shirley (Robert) Halberg of Port Angeles; daughter-in-law, Charleen (Duane) Schroeder; step-children, Wayne (Nancy) Beath, Sharon (Dennis) Wildfang of Mount Vernon, Robert (Linda) Beath of Yakima; brother Heinz (Veda) Cordes; sister, Frieda Reed of Idaho; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made in Elsie's name to American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Association or charity of your choice. Viewing will be held Tuesday, December 4, 2007 9:00am until 1:30pm at Hawthorne Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 2:00pm at Hawthorne Funeral Home with Committal at Hawthorne Memorial Park. A reception will follow the committal in the Hawthorne Reception Room. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/skagitvalleyherald/obituary.aspx?n=elsie-clark-beath&pid=98819616#sthash.XDYp9WrB.dpuf

Frieda Reed, 91 November 12, 1923- January 17, 2015 I was born in Neustadt, Germany to Henry and Sophie (Busing) Cordes. I was the 9th of 10 siblings. I came to the United States at the age of 10 months on a steamship called the Pittsburgh. There I learned to walk while the rest of my family got sick. We landed at Ellis Island in 1924. I lived in Colorado for a short time, before my parents moved us all to Idaho where my baby brother was born. We lived on a farm in Elmira, Idaho where I went to a one room school through the 8th grade.
I became a citizen at the age of 21. On May 27, 1944 I married the love of my life, Ray Reed. We were married for 53 years before his passing in 1997. We lived in Osburn, Idaho for 36 years until my children graduated from High School. During that time I worked at Elders Variety and Tabors Drug in Wallace.
We then moved to Hayden Lake, Idaho where I began working as an Activity Director and for Coeur d' Alene Homes for 25 years. After retirement I volunteered at the Trading Post in Coeur d' Alene. Later after my husband passed away, I moved to Coeur d' Alene at the request of my children where I lived until I had a stroke. I then moved into Wellspring Meadow Assisted Living. I lived there until my passing. I go forth now to be in Heaven, to be with my husband and my Lord. I am survived by my two children, son Harley Reed ( Wife Micki) daughter Diana Whaley (husband Mike). I have 3 grandkids, Hallie Rowland ( husband Jason), Marti Fox ( Joe Carroll), Chad Whaley (wife Jennifer); two great-grandchildren, Jackson Whaley and Deegan Rowland. I have numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a private graveside service with a celebration of her life at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in my memory to Wellsprings Meadow Assisted Living- 9873 Buttercup Lane, Hayden, Idaho or Coeur d' Alene Homes. Yates Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of final arrangements.

Arriving in New York Nov 5, 1924 - Heinrich Cortes, 40, a farmer, Sophia 36, Frieda 9, Else 12, Martha 10, Bernhard 4, Heinrich 14, Magdalena 13, Anna 8, Johanne 17 are all traveling to Yuma Colorado to be with Sophia's brother Herman Busing.
Sophia -1888-1978 is buried in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho # 112696097. - so is Heinrich Wilhelm Cordes 1883-1960 # 112697479.
Johanna, born January 16, 1907, is an employee in Washington County, Colorado, and married Rudolf Hagen there February 24, 1932. In 1940 Yuma County, "Rudolp Hagan" is 36, Johanna 33, with Alto (Arthur), 5 and Freida 3, both born in Colorado.
Johanna died December 24, 1975, and is buried in Cole Camp, with Rudolph 1903-1978 # 64263703.
She was naturalized in 1951 in Missouri, saying she was born in Rastede, Germany.
In 1958 Benton County corn competition " Rudolph Hagen, Route 3, Cole Camp, was second with 161.91 bushels per acre. "
March 1957 Sedalia Democrat "At 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, February 24, Miss Elfrieda Hagen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf Hagen, Cole Camp, exchanged wedding vows with Wilbert Meyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Meyer, also of Cole Camp, at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church. The Rev, J. C. Schedler performed the double ring ceremony. Miss Mary Ann Lange, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor, and Miss Alice Harms, Sedalia, was bridesmaid. Miss Lange wore a floor length dress of pink taffeta with net overskirt designed with fitted bodice which featured a scoop neckline. She carried a .... bouquet of blue carnations. .... Miss Hamns’ gown of blue taffeta ...."
Elfrieda S. (Hagen) Meyer 1936-2002 is buried in Cole Camp # 66101380.
"July 14, 1981 Miss Mary Ann Lange, whose engagement to Mr. Ralph Eckhoff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Eckhoff, Cole Camp, is announced by her parents, Mr and Mrs. Henry Lange, Cole Camp. An October wedding is planned."
21 January 1959 - The Lowden News Funeral services for Mrs Otto Oellrich, 75, of Clarence, were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapman funeral home in Clarence. Burial was in St. John's cemetery near Clarence. The deceased was the former Katherina Margarita Lange, born June 22, 1882, in Bulchau, Germany, and married Otto Oellrich April 2, 1904, in Hanover, Germany. She had resided in Clarence the past 45 years. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs Sophia Wetzel of Chicago and Mrs Tina Petersen of Clarence; a son Peter of Hiawatha; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Among those from a distance attending the funeral were her brother, Hinrich Lange of Cole Camp, Mo., Mr and Mrs Henry Lange, also of Cole Camp, Mr and Mrs John Lange of Lincoln, Mo., and Mr and Mrs Albert Kortum of Ovid, Colo.
Henry M. Lange married Martha J. Cordes March 2, 1935, recorded in Washington County, Colorado.
The 1937 Yuma County directory has "Lang, Henry (w) Martha - 7N 8E 1S Yuma, Rt. 1, Eckley, R. Farmer,(by the neighbors in the 1940 census the Lange family was SOUTHeast of Yuma) Ph. 5F19, (Stanley)."
Lange, John (w) Ernice - 9NW Eckley, Rt. 1 Eckley, R. Farmer.
In 1940 Yuma County, Henry Lange, 28, and Martha 26, both born in Washington, have Henry 4, and Mryann 1. They had been in Sedgwick County Colorado in 1935.
Henry Lange, of Cole Camp, Missouri, was naturalized in 1951. He was born December 22, 1911 at Grift, Hannover, Germany.
September 1976 " LINCOLN, Missouri - John H. Lange, 70, Lincoln, was killed Tuesday afternoon in a truck accident near here. He was born in Grift, Hanover, Germany, on May 24, 1906, son of Heinrich and Marie Meyer Lange, He came to the United States in 1927 and received his citizenship . He was a homesteader. He was married to Erna Buesing on May 8,1937, in Yuma, Colo. They moved here in 1959, and he was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Ella Mehrens, Lincoln, Mrs. Louise Brown, Marshall, and Mrs. Martha Johnson, Lincoln; two sons, John Lange, Norfolk, Va., and Kenneth Lange, Cherry Point, N.C.; a brother, Henry Lange, Cole Camp; two sisters, Mrs. Katharine Kortum, Ovid, Colo., and Mrs. Hanna Schasde, Lowden, Iowa; and eleven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with Pastor Edwin Mohns officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. The body is at the Fred Davis and Son Funeral Home here."

Mary Ann Sophie Adolph, 69, of Kansas City, formerly of Cole Camp, died Sunday, February 8, 2009, at her home in Kansas City. She was born on March 8, 1939, at Eckley, Colorado, a daughter of Henry and Martha (Cordes) Lange, Sr.
She was raised in Missouri and graduated from Cole Camp High School on May 8, 1957. On March 12, 1976, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, she was united in marriage to Heinz Adolph, by Rev. Gary R. Clayton. Mary Ann and Heinz then moved to Otterndorf, Germany, in December of 1976. When her mother became ill in 1979, they moved back to Cole Camp. While living in Cole Camp, she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and belonged to Trinity Missionary Society and Trinity Circle. She was instrumental in the forming of the Cole Camp Low German Club and Low German Theater.
In 2001, they moved to Kansas City, where they were members of Messiah Lutheran Church in Independence. She owned Mary Ann's Antiques, a very successful internet antique store, and for many years sold her treasures to people all over the world. She enjoyed spending time with her dog Heidi, getting together with family and friends, and dancing.
She is survived by: her husband, Heinz of the home; one brother, Bob Lange of Gladstone; two sisters-in-law, Carol Lange of Cole Camp and Magdalena Aust of Otterndorf, Germany; four nieces, Christel Harms, Nancy Balke, Jennifer (Fields) Auten, and Tracie Cook; two nephews, Bruce Lange and Jason Lange; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Martha Lange, and one brother, Henry Lange, Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2009, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cole Camp, with Rev. Gary R. Clayton officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Cole Camp. The family will receive friends from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, at the church, with a prayer service to begin at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be given to Kansas City Hospice or the donor's choice of charity in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp. Pallbearers will be Bruce Lange, Bryan Balke, Darin Harms, Derek Balke, Tray Lange, Vernon Stelling, and Pete Stelling. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Lange, Kevin Cook, and Adam Auten.

December 1964 "Hinrich Nicholas Lange, 88, died at the home of a son in Cole Camp Friday afternoon. Born in Hanover, Germany. Jan. 24. 1876. he was the son of Peter and Johanna Oest Lange. He was married in 1898 to Maria Meyer, who died in 1934. He came to the United States from Germany in 1947. Surviving are two sons, John Lange, Lincoln, and Henry Lange, Cole Camp, and two daughters, Mrs. Albert (Kate) Kortum. Julesburg, Colo.; and Mrs. Alfred (Hanna ) Schade, Loden Mountain, Iowa, 16 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity"

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