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NEWSPAPER UNKNOWN, 29 January 1954
Rites Held Sunday for Mrs. Lohmann, 95, County Pioneer
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon (29 January 1954) at the Deines Funeral Home and the Milberger Lutheran church for Mrs. Eva Elizabeth Lohmann, 95, one of Russell county's pioneers, who died Friday morning at the Russell hospital where she had been a patient for three weeks. Rev. August Pera was in charge of the rites and burial was in the Milberger cemetery.

Mrs. Lohmann, the former Eva Elizabeth Bender, was born in Saratov, Russia, August 25, 1858 and came to America at the age of 17, settling in Russell county with her parents in 1876. She was married to John Lohmann in 1882. He preceded her in death in 1929. The Milberger area had always been their home.

Surviving her are three daughters and five sons. They are John, of Greeley, Colo., Emanuel, of Salina, George, of Hoisington, Mrs. Lydia Maier, of Russell, Ludwig, of Garden City, Mrs. Amelia Steinert, of Galatia, Rudolph** of Milberger and Mrs. Leah Morgenstern, of Salem, Ore. Four other children died in infancy.

Mrs. Lohmann was one of the three surviving members of the original German-Russian group which migrated here in 1876. The other two members are G. J. Deines, age 84 of Russell and John Jacob Dietz, who has passed his 98th birthday and lives in Galatia."
**Note: This should be "L"udolph not "R"udolph
(Funeral Card).
Transcribed and Contributed by Glenda Brack

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