Submitted by Willora Glee Van Osdol-Krapf

From The La Crosse Chieftan
La Crosse, Rush County, Kansas, Thursday June 11, 1925.
    One of the old settlers of Rush county, passed away at the home of his
daughter, Mrs (Martha) W. G. Thompson, Salem, Oregon.
    He had been in poor health for the past two years and had gone to
Oregon, hoping a change of climate would benefit him. (He really went to
Oregon to live in a veterans home. He had to live in Oregon state for six
months of  residencey before he could qualify to enter the Veterans
retirement home. He was able to live with his daughter for the required
time. He had injured his back during his military service. This led to him
being a hunch back. It got so bad that he was unable to work his farm. He
recieved a military pension for his service in the civil war and for his
    He was a veteran of the Civil War and the last member of the Rush Center
Grand Army of the Republic. He served eighteen months as Chief bugler. Co.
A. First Pennsylvania Cavalry being discharged August 7, 1865 and reinlisted
in the Regular army for a term of three years.
    He was united in marriage to Miss Mary M. Piper, to which union was born
5 children, all of whom are now living: Mrs Lulu Walford, Turtle Creek, PA.;
Mrs. Lena Ainsley; Mrs. (Martha) W. G. Thompson. Salem, Oregon, Mrs. Mary
Laura Rudicel and Mrs. Blanch Dighton of Rush Center, Kansas.
    He first came to Kansas in the year 1878, returning to Pennsylvania in
1883 where his first wife died, December 25th 1883.
    He returned to Kansas in 1885 and on October 17th. 1886 was united in
marriage to Miss Frances Wolf. who died April 11, 1923. To this union was
born three sons Joseph Clyde, El Paso, Texas; James Perry, Monte Vista,
Colorado; Charles Hubert, New York City, and three daughters: Mrs. Clara Van
Osdol, Rush Center; Mrs Mae Woodmansee. Dalas, Texas and Miss Bessie
McClintock of Chicago.
    During the years following his 2nd marriage in 1886, and while rearing
his family, he resided on the farm three miles south east of and in Rush
Center, with the exception of the period 1917 to 1918 which time he resided
in Hutchinson, Kansas.
    In addition to his family, already mentioned he is survived by twenty
four grandchildren and to sisters; Mrs. Josephine Everett, Saltsburg, PA.,
Mrs Oma Alderman, Tescott, Kansas and one brother, John, Charleroi, PA.
    He was born Nov. 5th 1849 in Allegheny Co., Pa. and died June 2nd, 1925,
at the age of 75 years, 6 months and 27 days.
    Funeral services at the M. E. church, where conducted by the Rev. Walter
Berg, assisted by the Rev. V. L. Hayes, after which the remains were laid to
rest beside those of the wife and mother in Locust Hill Cemetery in Rush
Center, KS.
                         CARD OF THANKS
We wish to acknowledge and to express our most grateful and sincere thanks
for the kind, sympathetis and helpful attention given us by our friends
during our breavement in the loss of our beloved father and grandfather, J.
W. B. McClintock
         Signed-  The Family

Submitted by Willora Glee Van Osdol- Krapf his great grand daughter.

Obituary From a Rush County, Kansas Newspaper
    Fannie (Franziska) Wolf was born in Trubenhof Mohren, Austria, (now the
Chech Republic) on March 29, 1866 and died in El Paso, Texas, April 11,
1923, aged 57 years and 13 days.
    She was orphaned at the age of 3 (She was a little over a month from
turning four years old.) and with her two younger brothers went to live with
relatives. In 1885 she came to America and located in Great Bend, driving
from there to her unckle's home in Rush County.
    On October 17, 1886 she was united in marriage to Joseph W. B.
McClintock of Rush Center. To this union were born six children, Joseph
Clyde of El Paso, Texas, James Perry of Amarilla, Texas, Mrs. Clara Van
Osdol of Rush Center, Mrs. Frances May Woodmansee of Abiline, Texas, Charles
Hubert of New York City and Miss Bessie Alice McClintock of Carmel, N.Y.
    About seventeen years ago Mrs. McClintock was converted and joined the
Baptist church, ever trying to live up to the high ideals of that experience
and faith. She was an unassuming motherly character, who did not pretend to
be more than an average, but inspiring others by her example and scattering
sunshine and cheer to those about her. If she had a fault it was her willing
to work and sacrifice for her family and others, ever forgetful of self but
always mindful of every need, both great and small, not only of her
immediate family but of the neighbors and the children, often surprising
them with little delicacies which indicated her thought for them.
    She was a member of La Crosse Lodge NO. 5 Degree of Honor, Victoria Corp
No. 4642 Royal Neighbors of America and of Dahlgren Woman's Relief Corps,
NO. 57. She was a loyal American Citizen, loving the land of her adoption
anxious to learn the languange and spirit as as to obey the laws of the
country under whose flag she found protection and home. She leaves to mourn
her going, her breaved husband, six children, twenty- two grand children and
four step daughters, Lulu Wolfred of Youngwood, Penn, Mrs. Tillie Thompson,
living on the Pacific coast, Mrs Mary Laura Rudicil of Rush Center, KS., and
Mrs Blanch Deighton of Great Bend, and uncle Frank X. Miller (Mueller), of
La Crosse and three cousins, Louis, Alexander and Fred Appl. (Appl is a
family name and many of her direct ancestors has this name but none of them
are close in time. Even so they are still considered family to be listed in
her obituary.)
    Her health had been failing for several years and last June she went to
El Paso,Texas (to live with her son Joseph and his wife) in hopes the change
would be of benefit and all that loving and skilled physician could do was
done, but Providence would have it otherwise and she is with us no more.
    The body was brought to Rush Center on Saturday and funeral services
conducted at the church by Rev. Walter Berg. At the cemetery the Woman's
Relief Corps held their service, and interment was made in the Locust Hill
             CARD OF THANKS
     We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for the many beautiful
flowers sent and deeds of kindnessshown us during the recent illness death
of our beloved wife and mother.
                 J. W. B. McClintock and Children.
Submitted by Willora Glee Van Osdol-Krapf her great grand daughter
From the Walnut Valley Standard Newspaper in Rush Co., Kansas


DIED:--- At his home, three miles southeast of town on last Sunday morning,
at 9:30 o'clock, 6 May 1900, Mr. Robert Wolf, aged 30 years, three months
and fourteen days.
    Robert Wolf was born at Triebhof, Austria, Now Chech Republic, on the
21st day of January, 1870 and was the son of Joseph and Afra Wolf. He lived
with his parents (relatives that took him in as a baby because he was a
orphan) until fourteen years of age when he learned the tailoring trade, at
which he worked through this life, and was a proficiant workman at his
chosen occupation.  He served in the Austrian army for a short time. He came
to America and Rush county on May 22, 1893 in company with a mutual friend,
Frank Steidel, and they visited here with his sister Mrs. Fanny McClintock
until September for the same year, when he and his friend left for
Wisconsin, where Mr. Steidel entered business, and in January 1894 Mr Wolf
returned to Rush county, again making his home with his sister.
    On the 18 day of August 1895, he was united in marriage to Miss Marie
Schen, who had crossed the briney deep shortly before, for the purpose of
sharing the joys and sorrows of this life with Mr. Wolf. March 1st 1897 he
and his wife left for Wisconsin, and located at Brillion, where he engaged
in the merchant tailoring business, and prospered, but the climate did not
agree with him and in February 1898 he returned to Rush county with his
family, greatly broken down in health, He located in LaCrosse and engaged in
business, but his health was failing so fast, that in the fall of 1898 he
moved on a farm south of town where he resided until the Great Father
summoned him home, on Sunday Morning May 6th. (He died of cancer of the
mouth) The deceased was the father of two children one of whom died, and the
other survives him. Mr. Wolf was a long and patient sufferer, and had a very
large circle of friends in this county. He was reared a Catholic but was not
a member of any particular church. He endenvored to live a just and up right
life, and tried to do his whole duty as he saw it.
    While the grief stricken wife, daughter and sister, are bowed down with
a profound load of sorrow, let them remember that the Father does all things
well, and while the departed can no longer fill the accustomed chair in the
family circle, and while his voice will not be heard to cheer the sorrowing,
his is now enjoying the conforts and joys in the great beyond, the home of
his maker, and is there a waiting the coming of his loved ones.
    The deceased was a member in good standing of Rush Centre Lodge No. 218
A.O.U.W., which organization conducted the furnal services at the home of
the departed. Rev. Lawie of the Rush Centre M. E. Church preached a short
funeral sermon, after the ritualistic lodge service, after which the remains
were conveyed to the Rush Center Township Cemetery where they were laid to
besides those of his first born. A very large number of sympathising friends
followed the remains to their last resting place. The  bereaved have the
sympathy of the entire community in their sad affliction.
    Whereas, Rush Centre Lodge No. 218 A.O.U.W. in regular session on Monday
evening, May 7th, has heard with profound sorrow of the death of our honored
and well beloved brother, Robert Wolf, and
    Whereas. When a good man passes away---one whom we have learned to
esteem as a friend and a brother---and we vividly realize that we shall
never again; in the walks of human life, behold his face nor listen to the
sound of his voice, our hearts are
sorrowful; and
    Whereas. While all who know him are saddened to know that his earthly
life is ended, a tender and consoling remembrance of his true, unselfish
friendship, his genial companionship and his many virtues will live forever
in their hearts---an influence for great good; therefore
    Resolved. That in the death of brother Robert Wolf, this order has
sustained the loss of a true brother Workman; and be it further
    Resolve That our sincere sympathy is extended to Mrs. Wolf, his beloved
wife and her daughter,  and Mrs. McClintock his only surviving sister, in
their affections with the earnest wish that the blessings which the husband
and others and brother sought to others may in manifold and power, come to
and remain with them.
    Resolved, That these resolutions be spread on the records of this lodge
be sent to the bereaved wife and sister, and a copy begiven to the "Walnut
Valley Standard for publication.
    Fred C. Kirch,
    Geo. W. Bockway, } Committee.
    Dan. Hieleman,

All parties knowing themselves indebited to Robert Wolf. deceased, will
please call on the undersigned and make a settlement at once. I wish all
bills presented to me at once for settlemant that may be outstanding against
my late husband.
                      Mrs. Marie Wolf
Submitted by Willora Glee Van Osdol-Krapf his great

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