Obit: Burkhardt, Sophia (1889 - 1969)

Transcriber: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Augustine, Burkhardt, Burkart, Heiser, Neuman, Neumann, Olson,

----Sources: Scrap book one: by Elsa Lange Hardrath & Dorthaleen Edwards Hardrath

Contributed by Halbert "Bud" Hardrath

Burkhardt, Sophia (11 July 1889 - 28 April 1969)

Thorp - Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church for Mrs. Sophia Burkhardt, 79, Thorp, who died Monday morning at Neillsville Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Robert Olson, pastor, will officiate and burial will be made in the East Cemetery. Friends may call at the Thorp Funeral Home beginning at 4 p.m. today.

The former Sophia Augustine was born July 11, 1889, in Green Grove, and was married to Alfred Burkhardt, who preceded her in death. For the past five months she had made her home in the Memorial Nursing Home at Neillsville. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran church and of its Ladies Aid.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ben Burkhardt, Thorp; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a brother, Ernst Augustine, St. Paul, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ben, on Dec. 23, 1968.

*Death month & day was hand written in margin.


Bio: Alphonson "Alfred" W. Burkhardt (1 Sep 1879 - 1957)

----Sources: Mitch Blank Genealogy (if you are researching this family, be sure to visit his sight as he has a wealth of information waiting for you!), Stanley Republican Newspaper, State & Federal Census Records,, Federal Draft Records, Private Postcard collection

"Superintendent of Water Works"

Alfred Burkhardt was born 01 Sep 1879 in Calumet, Wisconsin when his mother (Caroline) was thirty-nine and his father (Christopher) was forty-one.  She had divorced fifty-six year old, Ephraim Adolpf Friedrich "Fred" Neumann, January 14th of that year in the Circuit Court at Manitowoc, WI.  At the time of the 1930 Census in the village of Thorp, thirty-year-old Alfred was working at the Box Factory and living in the home of Mary (30 yrs.) and Peter (39 yrs.) Heiser (who also employed byt the same factory) and their daughters Evelyn (10 yrs.) and Florance (5 yrs.) and sons, Lawrence (9 yrs.) and Benney (8 yrs.). During his thirty-fifth year, Alfred married Sophia Augustine Burkhardt 18 Jun 1914.  The next day, when their wedding photos were taken, she was held a beautiful bouquet of daisies.  Their son Benjamin John was born March 14, 1915.  After a hospital admission May 19, 1956, he passed away and was buried in 1957  in the East Thorp Cemetery, Clark Co., Wisconsin.  In 1968, Benjamin was also laid to rest in the same cemetery and a year later Sophia was also buried there.

Father Christopher Burkhardt, 1838-1903
Mother Caroline Charlotte Dorothea Henriette MüHrke Neumann Burkhardt, 1839-1907
Sister Nina Caroline Neuman Crooks Orth, 1875-1940
Alfred W "Alphonse" Burkhardt, 1879-1957
Brother Edward Burkhart, 1883-
Sister Frieda Frederica Burkhart Miller, 1885-1939

1880 Federal Census

Christoph Burkhardt 41 1839 Ger. Married Farm White Self Ger. Ger.  
Carolina Burkhardt Female 40 1840 Ger. Married Keep House White Wife Ger. Ger.
Ida Burkhardt Female 11 1869 WI, USA Single School White Daughter Ger. Ger.
Adelia Burkhardt Female 9 1871 WI, USA Single   White Daughter Ger. Ger.
Aurthur Burkhardt Male 6 1874 WI, USA Single   White Son Ger. Ger.
Anna Burkhardt Female 3 1877 WI, USA Single   White Daughter Ger. Ger.
Alphonson Burkhardt Male 0 1880 WI, USA Single   White Son Ger. Ger.






1905 Wisconsin State Census

Caroline Burkhardt 65y 1905 Female F 65 Wd   Abt 1840 Ger.  
Alfred Burkhardt 24y Caroline Burkhardt Thorp village, Clark, WI Male M 24 S 1881 Abt 1881 WI
Edward Burkhardt 22y Caroline Burkhardt Thorp village, Clark, WI Male M 22 S 1883 Abt 1883 WI
Cyral C Clark 65y Caroline Burkhardt Thorp village, Clark, WI Male M 65 M 1840 Abt 1840 TN

1908 Postcard sent to Alfred Burkhardt

Military Draft 1918



Victory Memorial Hospital News, Stanley, Wisconsin (May 13-19,

----Source: 24 May, 1956, The Stanley Republican

May 13 Admitted: Leslie White, Stanley; William Ecker, Stanley; Curtis Gabert, Gilman; Mrs. Ilene Robinson, Stanley; Mrs. Rosella Koepl, Stanley. Dismissed: Duane Ebben, Stanley; Rose Pololak. May 14 - Admitted: Carl K ordahl, Stanley: Jackie Wilczak, Lublin. Births: to Mr. and Mrs. David Robinson, Stanley, a daughter; to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Koepl, Stanley, a daughter. Dismissed: Leslie White, Stanley; Agnes Samplawski, Boyd. May 15 Admitted: Roger Miki,‘ Owen; Lorrin Larrabee, Stanley; Milas Walter, Thorp. Dismissed: Nancy Bower, Withee; Mrs. Mary Bereza and baby, Lublin; Mrs. Theresa Pawlak and baby, Thorp; Fredrica Conrad, Thorp; John Engebretson. Thorp; Catherine Olinski. Thorp. May 16 — Admitted: Jackie Badger, Gilman; Donald Svendal, Gilman; Walter Burzinski. Thorp; Mrs. Jeff Frazee, Stanley; Genevieve Lato. Thorp. Dismissed: Lorrin Larraboe, Stanley; Mrs. Ilene Robinson and baby, Stanley; Mrs. Marie Schreier, Stanley; Mrs. Mildred Stewart, Stanley; Mrs. Pauline Slota, Thorp; Marvin Dombrowski, Thorp; Curtis Gabert, Gilman; George Haas, J Thorp; Gerald Horn, Greenwood. May 17 — Admitted; Armon Schmidt, Thorp: John Engebretson, Stanley; Irael Leech, Gilman. Dismissed: William Ecker, Stanley; Glenn Vetterkind, Thorp; Mrs. Rosjella Koepl and baby, Stanley. May 18 — Admitted: Mark Cholejwmski, Withee; Frances Rosiejka, Lublin; Wilbert VanGorder, Stanley; Oscar Boie, Thorp. Dismissed: Bobby Kiraly, Stanley; Genevieve Lato,  Thorp: Roger Maki. Owen.  May 19 Admitted: Robert Haas, Thorp; Alfred Burkhardt, Thorp; Alwin Foldy, Boyd; Mrs. Gladys Kolpin, Cadott; Delores Benzschawel, Thorp; Caroline Licht, Stanley. 1 Births: to Mr. and Mrs John Kolpin, Cadott, a daughter; to Mr. and Mrs. William Benzschawel. Thorp, a daughter. Dismissed: Mark Cholewinski, Withee; Jackie Wilczek. Lublin; Alwin Foldy, Boyd; Oscar Boie, Thorp



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