MR. AND MRS. DUMPERT
In spite of subzero temperatures more than a hundred relatives and friends called Sunday on Mr. and Mrs. Adam Dumpert to offer congratulations and good wishes on their golden wedding anniversary. It was a happy event and those who called and others who sent greetings were pleased to have the opportunity of honoring this esteemable couple who have made countless friends in their long residence in this community as well as a fine contribution to the community through their family. A community is fortunate to have such families and Sunday offered an opportunity to show a measure of this appreciation. The occasion was also made happy by the fact that both Mr. and Mrs. Dumpert are apparently in good health and fine spirits.
Mr. Dumpert was born July 25, 1868 in Germany and came to this country with his parents in June 1882, when he was 14 years of age.
Mrs. Dumpert was Fredericka Menke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Menke, early pioneers of this section, born July 16, 1874 in York County.
Mr. and Mrs. Dumpert were married January 24, 1893, in St. Stephen's Catholic Church of which Mrs. Dumpert has been a life long member in the same parish and Mr. Dumpert nearly as long. They lived for several years in Saline County after which they moved to Fillmore County and lived near Exeter until moving to town four years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Dumpert were the parents of 12 children, two of whom died in infancy. The children are Sophia of York, Felix of Lincoln, Mrs. Lewis Dey of Seward, Alice of David City, William of Exeter, Mrs. Clifford Geis of Beaver Crossing, Leo of San Diego, California, Martin of Sheppard Field, Texas, Paul of Fort Rosecrans, California and Margaret of Lincoln. All the children with their families were present for the anniversary except Martin and Paul who are in the Army and Leo who is in defense work, but who visited his parents several weeks ago.
The children were present for a one o'clock dinner after which they presented their parents with a gift of two fifty dollar bills.
Adam Dumpert, a resident of this section for 68 years, passed away at his home here Friday. Although in declining health for several years, except for brief periods, Mr. Dumpert was up and around until the day of his death. He had been downtown within the week.
Adam Dumpert was born July 25, 1868 at Eggenbach, Bavaria, and attained the age of 82 years and 10 months.
At the age of 14 years, he came to the United States with his parents, living in Saline County for several years.
On January 24, 1893, in St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Exeter, he was married to Fredericka Menke. Mr. and Mrs. Dumpert spent all but seven of their 58 married years in Fillmore County.
Mr. and Mrs. Dumpert were the parents of 12 children, two of whom died in infancy. Those children left to mourn with their mother are Sophia of York, Felix of Escondido, California, Mrs. Lewis Day of Seward, Alice of David City, William of Exeter, Mrs. Clifford Geis of Beaver Crossing, Leo of San Diego, California, Martin of Lincoln, Paul with the Army of Occupation in Germany and Mrs. Bill Hall of Lincoln.
All the children were present for the funeral services except Paul, who made a trans-oceanic phone call to his mother.
Other survivors include 21 grandchildren, one great grandchild and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Kersenbrock of Denver, Mrs. Ed Ruhl and Mrs. P. E. Becker of Exeter.
Funeral services were held at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Exeter, Monday morning with Msgr. P. J. Healy offering the Requiem Mass. Present at the services also were Msgr. L. L. Mandeville of York and Father William A. Murphy of David City.
Pallbearers were six of Mr. and Mrs. Dumpert's nephews: Louis Barkmeier, Walter Barkmeier, Walter Dumpert, Harold Matthews, Gerald Matthews and Harve Johnson.
Among those attending the funeral from distant points were: Mrs. Mary Dumpert and son, Ed, and daughter, Mrs. Jack Whalen, and Mr. Whalen of O'Neill; Mr. and Mrs. Felix Becker, William and Anna of Munester, Texas; Mr. sand Mrs. William Menke and son, Lewis, of Wray, Colorado; Mrs. Minnie Hammond and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Emerick of Martin, South Dakota; Mrs. Anna Kersenbrock of Denver, Colorado; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rayer and son, Paul Jr., and daughters, Sally and Cynthia of Manitou Springs, Colorado; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Bertschinger of Creighton, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Carlson and daughter of Superior; and many others from York, Lincoln, David City and surrounding towns.
Mr. Dumpert lived a full and useful life. He was justly proud of his family - a good neighbor. He was a friendly man and therefore had many friends. In his years of retirement on his frequent visits downtown he had a kindly and cheerful greeting for all whom he met. He will be missed.
Mrs. Adam Dumpert passed away suddenly at her home in Exeter, November 16, following a brief illness of a few hours.
Fredericka Menke was born July 16, 1874 in York County, Nebraska. She spent her girlhood in this vicinity and on January 24, 1893 was married at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Exeter to Adam Dumpert, who preceded her in death May 25, 1951.
Mr. and Mrs. Dumperet were the parents of 12 children: Sophia of York; Felix of Escondido, California; Mrs. Lewis Dey of Seward; Alice of David City; William of Exeter; Mrs. Clifford Geis of Beaver Crossing; Leo of San Diego, California; Martin of Lincoln; Paul with the Army of Occupation in Germany and Mrs. B. J. Hall of Lincoln - Bernard and Annie dying in infancy. All were present for their mother's services except Paul in Germany. Other survivors include 24 grandchildren, one great grandchild and four sisters - Mrs. August Barkmeier, Exeter; Mrs. Minnie Hammond, Martin, South Dakota; Mrs. William Matthews, Lincoln; Mrs. Richard Matthews, McCool and three brothers - Henry and John of Exeter; and William of Wray, Colorado.
Mrs. Dumpert was a lifetime and faithful member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church and the Altar Society to which she devoted much of her time.
Funeral services were held at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Exeter, Monday morning with Msgr. P. J. Healy offering the Requiem mass. Present also in the sanctuary were Msgr. L . L. Mendeville, York; Rev. William P. Murphy, Rev. John Prachar, David City; Rev. E. Kolar, Seward; and Rev. L. Kalin, Beaver Crossing.
Pallbearers were six of Mrs. Dumpert's nephews: Louis Barkmeier, Walter Barkmeier, Harve Johnson, Harold Matthews, Gerald Matthews and Donald Dumpert.
Among those attending the funeral from distant points were: Mr. and Mrs. Billy Menke, Wray, Colorado; Mrs. Minnie Hammond and Mrs. Bernard Emerick of Martin, South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Bertschinger and son, Ed, of O'Neill; Mrs. Alvin Carlson and daughter of Superior; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Matthews and daughter of Denver, Colorado; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Nickel and Mrs. P. M. Kearns of Kearney; also many others from neighboring towns.
Adam and Fredericka "Ricke" Menke Dumpert